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Hi, Roy. Last time we talked, you commented about you were in a worry in your RL. I hope you were OK now. I saw you're going to be at WikidataCon in Berlin. I'll so glad to meet you there. The Saturday, October 26th, I'll show in a panel our infoboxes solutions. I hope you may be at the presentation. I wish take advantage of this opportunity to share with you a few comments I have about the ontology of power plants. See you soon ! Amadalvarez (talk) 20:27, 12 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Amadalvarez. Yes, the situation is steadily improving for me now. Thank you for the kind message. :) It is great to know you'll be there too, and I certainly look forward to meeting you! Rehman 02:48, 13 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]
I received your thank to my change in Pawan Danavi Wind Farm (Q19573638). See, the effect in cawiki infobox. See you, Amadalvarez (talk) 10:19, 13 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Category:Pages using infobox power station with default status[edit]

not sure why you deleted it when it's not empty. Frietjes (talk) 18:00, 31 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

nevermind, just had to null edit about 50 articles. Frietjes (talk) 18:04, 31 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Hi. The code was removed from the template, hence whatever was there was due to caching. It would have eventually cleared automatically. Cheers, Rehman 18:06, 31 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

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Luis Enrique[edit]

Would it be possible to restore the original disambiguation page "Luis Enrique" to Luis Enrique (disambiguation)? It seems worthwhile to still keep. Thanks, S.A. Julio (talk) 02:26, 25 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hi S.A. Julio. Luis Enrique did not have any valid content before deletion, other than a direct copy-paste of the same article. It was not a disambiguation page. Rehman 04:38, 25 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Hmm strange, what happened to this page? "Luis Enrique" was connected to the disambiguation page Wikidata property prior to deletion. S.A. Julio (talk) 09:59, 25 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Good spotting, S.A. Julio. That page was renamed by User:Ae245 to the strange title of Luis Enrique (singer) (born 1962). I have renamed now it to Luis Enrique (disambiguation). Cheers, Rehman 10:14, 25 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Precious anniversary[edit]

Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg
Five years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:22, 15 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you Gerda! Rehman 14:01, 17 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]


Rehman, good to hear from you. Just letting you know that I am not against images on articles being replaced by better images. Its just that sometimes it is debatable as to whether the new image is actually better than the existing one. In this case the use, who is not a new contributor, has a history of being arrogant and overriding over the people's opinions mostly without explanations. The images that they upload are often heavily photo-shopped, whereas my personal preference is for images to be as natural as possible. I also prefer that we have a range of images on different articles rather than replacing every single one of them, as this editor has done, with one single image - would be interested in your opinion on that.

I probably should have take the question of the Galle Lighthouse image to a broader debate sooner than I did rather than getting into an edit war. In respect to the Fort railway station and Maradana railway station, the featured image I believe should be the actual train station building not a relatively generic image of the train platform, which is why I changed it back. As always I appreciate your feedback as it gives a welcome balance - makes me rethink some of my actions. Dan arndt (talk) 01:44, 2 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Hello Dan. Thank you for your neutral and respectful response. I completely understand your points. I know for a fact that both of you are really good civil editors, hence I felt the need to intervene. As an open encyclopedia made by so many diverse people, even the best of us are prone to disagreements, and the single best way would be to talk about it in a civil manner, as you rightly did so eventually. That being said, yes I did notice the 3RR being breached by the other user, without discussion. Taking it optimistically, it could be because of the pressure from subtle-and-repetitive personal attacks by that particular other user.
With regards to replacing images (without referring to any particular case): If the new image is clearly superior (or judged superior via discussion) and replaces 1-for-1 on one or more articles using the same previous image, then that should be fine, as it is still an improvement in Wikipedia's perspective. If more than one similar image is taken down for the replacement (2-for-1, etc), it is generally not ideal, but of course, debatable. That being said, if more images helps illustrate or describe the article better, than by all means increasing the number of images would most certainly be welcomed. I hope that answered your question? I agree with your point re Fort Railway Station (I don't see any issues with Maradana RS). It is just that the timing of that change seemed like a mass revert of the new images. An edit summary would always help :)
Again, thanks for talking about it. I'm also pinging User:A.Savin so we're on the same page. I'm most glad to help if needed (although my responses may be slightly delayed as I am at work). Warm regards, Rehman 04:03, 2 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hi there, I'm glad that you finally found a place to discuss it, not just revert.

First, it is always better to talk to me straight if there is an issue I'm involved in; and not just somewhere about me. I'm open for suggestions and complaints, and of course I may sometimes make mistakes too, so nothing wrong to point to them.

I find this kind of claims untrue and disrespectful, because they suggest that any replacement done by me is kind of self-purpose, which is not. I'm working other way. I take pictures and upload, if the picture is still missing, or I'm convinced there is potential to improve it more than just a bit. This works the other way around too: you may replace a picture I had taken five, six, seven years ago, if the new one is really better -- more resolution and sharpness, less noise, more dynamic range (not to confuse with HDR though, which is often unnatural-looking), better light (e.g. more equal one, less of cast shadows), overall better composition; I certainly would not be angry about this.

We are all trying to make Wikipedia (and the sister projects) more and more professional. But this includes good photography as well. Wikipedia would be much poorer and not taken seriously by the public, if there were no excellent articles and all articles just were stubs of ~2kb each. But similar goes for the photos. A really good article requires good illustrations, simple as it is. And this is not something I thought out myself; you may look at the Image guidelines, just as example. The Commons Quality Images and Featured Pictures are not self-purpose, even though some people on Commons are seeing them so; in the end it's all about good illustration of encyclopedic contents.

Regarding the Galle Lighthouse pictures, you may just juxtapose both in full resolution and ask yourself if you see the difference? [1] [2] And additionally I think that the yellow building to the right is part of the whole complex and should not be cut. And not even the palms should.

If you still have questions, feel free to ask. --A.Savin (talk) 14:30, 2 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]

P.S. If you mean myself "has a history of being arrogant and overriding over the people's opinions mostly without explanations", I strongly disagree. --A.Savin (talk) 14:41, 2 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Infobox mountain[edit]

Here are the tables

All parameter table
Count Field In template?
1 lenght_km N
1 region17 Y
1 display N
1 source N
1 part18 Y
1 region21 Y
1 part12 Y
1 region12 Y
1 volume_note Y
1 region14 Y
1 part13 Y
1 Coordinate N
1 region15 Y
1 part15 Y
1 part17 Y
1 national flower N
1 part16 Y
1 city16 Y
1 region16 Y
1 address N
1 region19 Y
1 region22 Y
1 state8 Y
1 region23 Y
1 border8 Y
1 photo_upright Y
1 subdivision Y
1 volume Y
1 part14 Y
1 region_code N
1 city15 Y
1 part19 Y
1 geology4 Y
1 height_datum N
1 geology5 Y
1 period2 Y
1 length_round N
1 width Y
1 part11 Y
1 region13 Y
1 First Ascent N
1 period3 Y
1 region18 Y
1 region20 Y
1 district9 Y
1 period4 Y
1 area_mi N
2 unit N
2 length Y
2 map_type N
2 border7 Y
2 region9 Y
2 volume_km3 Y
2 geology3 Y
2 region11 Y
2 district6 Y
2 district7 Y
2 country8 Y
2 settlement2 Y
2 isolation_parent Y
2 region10 Y
2 city14 Y
2 image_map Y
2 part10 Y
2 district8 Y
3 part8 Y
3 part9 Y
3 district5 Y
3 state7 Y
3 module Y
3 part7 Y
3 region8 Y
3 border6 Y
4 part6 Y
4 region7 Y
4 grid_ref_UK_note Y
4 country7 Y
4 district4 Y
4 settlement1 Y
4 part5 Y
5 city9 Y
5 child Y
5 region6 Y
5 long_s N
5 long_m N
5 city12 Y
5 coords Y
5 state6 Y
5 lat_s N
5 lat_m N
5 city10 Y
5 nickname Y
5 city11 Y
5 city13 Y
6 city8 Y
6 settlement_type Y
7 country6 Y
7 long_d N
7 city7 Y
7 lat_d N
8 long_EW N
8 lat_NS N
8 part4 Y
8 settlement Y
9 state5 Y
10 country5 Y
10 district3 Y
10 city6 Y
11 area Y
12 state4 Y
12 region5 Y
14 border5 Y
16 country4 Y
16 grid_ref_Ireland_note Y
16 part3 Y
17 city5 Y
18 formed_by Y
19 region4 Y
20 coords_ref Y
23 photo_width Y
24 country3 Y
25 city4 Y
26 state3 Y
28 part2 Y
28 geology2 Y
28 width_note Y
28 district2 Y
34 city3 Y
37 border4 Y
38 country_type Y
40 area_note Y
43 period1 Y
43 length_note Y
43 region3 Y
45 part1 Y
47 biome Y
48 volcanic_belt Y
49 city2 Y
49 access Y
50 state2 Y
56 border3 Y
57 volcanic_field Y
60 coordinates_note Y
66 part Y
68 part_type Y
73 area_mi2 Y
73 city1 Y
80 country2 Y
82 district1 Y
86 range_coordinates_note Y
86 geology1 Y
87 border2 Y
93 elevation_system Y
96 volcanic_arc Y
111 region2 Y
113 etymology Y
118 elevation_note Y
146 border1 Y
152 embedded Y
159 city_type Y
169 highest_location Y
176 normal_route Y
186 district_type Y
191 map_width Y
201 grid_ref_Ireland Y
210 isolation_km Y
211 width_mi Y
214 state1 Y
234 country1 Y
234 photo_alt Y
237 city Y
250 native_name_lang Y
267 state_type Y
272 area_km2 Y
292 region1 Y
310 length_mi Y
328 width_km Y
328 orogeny Y
333 map_alt Y
346 rock Y
356 border Y
362 isolation Y
369 isolation_mi Y
385 period Y
386 width_orientation Y
464 label Y
494 volcanic_arc/belt Y
497 map_image Y
515 pronunciation Y
544 length_km Y
557 native_name Y
597 isolation_ref Y
637 topo_maker Y
647 length_orientation Y
670 topo_map Y
678 relief Y
710 map_relief Y
797 region_type Y
799 geology Y
893 district Y
933 translation Y
1082 prominence Y
1111 parent Y
1330 language Y
1341 age Y
1370 last_eruption Y
1428 grid_ref_UK Y
1484 region Y
1506 photo_size Y
1678 range_coordinates Y
1697 state Y
1886 highest Y
2435 prominence_ft Y
2500 elevation Y
2543 other_name Y
2896 first_ascent Y
2905 type Y
2942 country Y
3192 parent_peak Y
3990 elevation_ft Y
4353 easiest_route Y
4700 listing Y
5731 prominence_m Y
5776 label_position Y
5904 coordinates_ref Y
6203 prominence_ref Y
6493 map_size Y
7215 topo Y
9395 elevation_ref Y
11741 photo_caption Y
13313 map_caption Y
13694 photo Y
15043 range Y
16852 elevation_m Y
17740 map Y
20401 coordinates Y
21250 location Y
24357 name Y
Bad parameter table
Field Article(s)
Coordinate User:Nk.sheridan/Sandbox
First Ascent User:Mercussek/sandbox
ORDNUNG1 North Brandenburg Plateaux and Upland
ORDNUNG2 North Brandenburg Plateaux and Upland
ORDNUNG3 North Brandenburg Plateaux and Upland
ORDNUNG3_IDENTIFIKATOR North Brandenburg Plateaux and Upland
address User:Ers me5/sandbox
area_mi User:JackTheVicar/sandbox/Box5
display White Hills (Arizona)
height_datum Template:Infobox mountain range/Gebirgsgruppe/doc
lat_NS Talk:Tofua, User talk:Bagshaw95/Burgholz, User:Claisam/sandbox, User:CosmicPenguin/Elk Mountain (Wyoming), User:Droll/sandbox 1/doc, User:Frfincon/sandbox, User:GJLogos/Schönberg, User:Gildir/Les Courtes
lat_d Talk:Tofua, User:Claisam/sandbox, User:CosmicPenguin/Elk Mountain (Wyoming), User:Droll/sandbox 1/doc, User:Frfincon/sandbox, User:Gildir/Les Courtes, User:JackTheVicar/sandbox/Box5
lat_m Talk:Tofua, User:Claisam/sandbox, User:CosmicPenguin/Elk Mountain (Wyoming), User:Frfincon/sandbox, User:Gildir/Les Courtes
lat_s Talk:Tofua, User:Claisam/sandbox, User:CosmicPenguin/Elk Mountain (Wyoming), User:Frfincon/sandbox, User:Gildir/Les Courtes
lenght_km User:A.bre.clare./sandbox
length_round Blue Mountain (Pennsylvania)
long_EW Talk:Tofua, User talk:Bagshaw95/Burgholz, User:Claisam/sandbox, User:CosmicPenguin/Elk Mountain (Wyoming), User:Droll/sandbox 1/doc, User:Frfincon/sandbox, User:GJLogos/Schönberg, User:Gildir/Les Courtes
long_d Talk:Tofua, User:Claisam/sandbox, User:CosmicPenguin/Elk Mountain (Wyoming), User:Droll/sandbox 1/doc, User:Frfincon/sandbox, User:Gildir/Les Courtes, User:JackTheVicar/sandbox/Box5
long_m Talk:Tofua, User:Claisam/sandbox, User:CosmicPenguin/Elk Mountain (Wyoming), User:Frfincon/sandbox, User:Gildir/Les Courtes
long_s Talk:Tofua, User:Claisam/sandbox, User:CosmicPenguin/Elk Mountain (Wyoming), User:Frfincon/sandbox, User:Gildir/Les Courtes
map_type Mount Amakazari, Mount Yakeishi
national flower User:Mayawagon/sandbox/
region_code Mount Athos
source User:Droll/sandbox 1/doc
unit Bear Mountain (Carbon County, Pennsylvania), Blue Mountain (Pennsylvania)

Note that it encountered errors processing a few pages (which are not included in the list). I will have to investigate why, but for now, the articles not processed are Great Calva, Hen Comb, Hostýn-Vsetín Mountains, Mount Herzl, Mount Hopkins (California), Mount Huntington (California), and Template:VERTCON. Could be due to some hidden control characters or some other reason. Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 00:14, 26 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you, Plastikspork. You're always helpful. Happy editing! Rehman 03:53, 26 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Updated. Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 20:53, 30 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Fixed the remaining bad usages. Thank you! Rehman 01:55, 31 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Plastikspork and Hike395. Hope you guys are doing well. I apologise for disappearing for about 3 months. I had to attend to some personal matters, and time just flew. I have not checked any pages re the infobox yet, but will take a couple of days to catchup and complete what I started. I am aware that it's almost a year - that was pretty much expected, and the case with most previous infobox revamp projects of this scale. Slow and steady! :) Cheers, Rehman 13:58, 10 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]


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Hi Shobha. Acknowledging the email. Please give me a couple of days to respond. Thank you, Rehman 07:51, 26 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Compact list Lua function ready[edit]

I've finished the Lua-ified version of the compact list code. I wanted to show it to you, to see if you think it's not complex, before we bring the issue up at WT:MOUNTAINS.

  • The Lua code is at Module:Sandbox/Hike395/Compact list.
    • The core code is only 18 lines of shim code, all of the formatting is handled by existing (standard) libraries that are underneath {{Collapsible list}} and {{enum}}.
  • The tests for the code are at Module talk:Sandbox/Hike395/Compact list/testcases, which gives you an idea of what the code does
    • All of the tests look for arguments "ook": either "ook" by itself, or followed by an optional _, followed by a digit string
    • The code then "pretty prints" all of the strings, in numerical order. The unnumbered "ook" argument always comes first.
    • For lists with four or fewer items, the "pretty printing" uses {{enum}}, producing strings like "A, B, C and D"
    • For lists with more than four items, the "pretty printing" uses {{Collapsible list}}, which makes an unbulleted list that is collapsed by default. This makes the infobox much shorter.
    • You can change the threshold of four by setting |_limit=
  • The usage of the Module is shown at Template:Infobox mountain/sandbox2.
    • Notice that all of the complexity of the long lists of parameters is now gone, replaced by one line: {{#invoke:Sandbox/Hike395/Compact list}}. It's now much simpler
    • The Check arguments code at the bottom also accepts Lua parameters, so everything works consistently.
  • The test cases for the updated template are at Template:Infobox mountain/testcases2. Everything is identical.

We can certainly discuss whether to remove the numbered parameters at WT:MOUNTAINS, but I'm hoping that we don't need to discuss how complex the template is, because I believe this is a definite simplification for editors who want to understand and change Template:Infobox mountain. What do you think? — hike395 (talk) 06:17, 2 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hi there. Acknowledging this message. Stuck with work, will look into this as soon as I get time. Cheers, Rehman 12:00, 2 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Hi again, User:Hike395. Thank you for taking the time to do this, and for the explanation. While this is shorter in length of code, my point is that this still means hosting a separate module in addition to the existing infobox template. The module would also be in a completely different language (Lua), which the majority of our editors are not familiar with. Because of these points, I'm afraid I am not comfortable with supporting this approach unless there is a real need for it.
As per the table I posted on the template talk, only the first in the series are mostly used, and that too by a very minuscule amount of articles (1% or less). Further in the series are mostly empty. Due to this, stating the values would be neater and simpler in a list format via a single parameter, instead of a sentence format in a conditional prose format.
Please do reconsider this for the sake of infobox standardisation and simplicity. If not, of course, we could continue with community feedback. Although as you can see, this would take some time as not many volunteers are interested in such trivial technicality. Thoughts welcome! Cheers, Rehman 11:28, 3 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
How about this. You've made many proposed simultaneous changes to the infobox. I think we need to break down the changes into smaller units, where we can get consensus about each one. At WT:MOUNTAINS, let's first discuss adding wikidata fallback to the infobox (which I generally support). We can then separately discuss the removal of groups of parameters: the imperial/metric parameters, and the numbered-list parameters. Let's do that afterwards.
You may have misunderstood my suggestion about using {{EditOnWikidata}}: I was proposing putting a pencil icon next to every infobox field that used wikidata fallback (so that an editor can change it at wikidata). No pencil icon should appear if the value is provided locally.
If you will allow me, I can take the current sandbox version, add the pencil icon(s), temporarily revert the removal of the parameters. I also want to carefully understand all of the parameters of the call to Module:WikidataIB. I'd also temporarily revert the update to the documentation file. After the wikidata edits settle down, we can go to the more controversial parameter changes and gradually restore the proposal. Let's take this one step at a time.
May I edit the sandbox down to a first proposal step? I may need to ask you some questions, because I don't understand some of your edits. — hike395 (talk) 21:13, 5 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
In fact, what I'm advocating for is |noicon=false in the WikidataIB calls, so the edit I'm envisioning would be quite easy. — hike395 (talk) 21:44, 5 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
User:Hike395, yes I agree that I should have structured the discussion in a way that it is easier to discuss each part. I had to post all point together though, as they are interlinked. For example:
  • A single bot run can merge duplicate parameters (i.e. coords/coordinates), reassign usages, nest within convert, etc. Rather than doing many bot sweeps.
  • Wikidata coding will drastically change based on what is needed. Even though adding the wd-support is probably an easy consensus to reach, I think we should delaying adding the remaining support until the end of most parts of the discussions, so we know what we have on our plate.
I have now added subheadings for easier discussions on each topic. Please feel free to make amendments if necessary.
Regarding the documentation. I have now moved the WIP documentation to Template:Infobox mountain/sandbox/doc. The main documentation is now the original.
And as for the pen icons, would you be able to raise that up on the template talkpage please? Even a simple poll is fine, as IMO this is more of a cosmetic/preference thing. My personal opinion is to not include the pen for each field (and have a single "edit on wikidata" button) as having many icons would clutter the infobox (example: Arecibo Observatory). You must also note that, if we do keep the parameter series and the pen icons, all of those series will point to the same parameter on wikidata, hence it would only add to the clutter.
Feel free to alert other editors from other venues (i.e. WT:MOUNTAINS), but since these discussions are about the infobox template functions, lets keep the conversations itself on the template talkpage, for the sake of transparency and easier collaboration with everyone. Best wishes, Rehman 03:40, 6 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Colombo International Financial City[edit]

Hi Rehman,

Splendid job on Colombo International Financial City; just wanted to know if there was any possibility to update its' name to Port City Colomb. As the financial district is merely a part of the project and not the entire project. Also we (Port City) would like to know, if there was any possibility for us to collaborate, and update the entire page. Please do let me know, if that is a possibility. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nisuri (talkcontribs) 06:38, 3 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Nisuri. Thank you. While I did create the article, a lot of other editors helped improve the article too. See here for stats. Regarding editing the article directly (considering that you work for Port City Colombo), it is very important that you read and understand Wikipedia:Conflict of interest and Wikipedia:Neutral point of view. Once you understand those policies, it should be fine as long as the claims that are made are also properly referenced; see also Wikipedia:Citing sources.
Regarding the name of the article, you could request for the article to be renamed. See Wikipedia:Requested moves. For now, I've created redirects so that people searching for Port City Colombo or Port City of Colombo would be automatically redirected to Colombo International Financial City. Cheers, Rehman 06:10, 5 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Re-creating a deleted draft page before[edit]

Hello, I created a draft page before about a photography artist "Cem Bayoğlu" who already has a page on another language of Wikipedia (Turkish language) but it was rejected. After a couple of corrections I requested for "deleting" for the draft page and It was deleted by you. (thanks for that)

I am not very experienced writer so now I think i made some mistakes on that previous article. I checked many pages to understand wiki rules & style and i wrote a better article and published again. Kindly would like to ask that if you can check my new article?

Regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cerrenfly (talkcontribs) 12:04, 4 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Cerrenfly. I don't normally work at AFC, but based on a quick look at Cem Bayoğlu, the article seems fine. I'd like to know more about the photo you uploaded though; File:Cem Bayoglu.jpg. Would you be able to clarify where on the source does it state that the photo is released into the public domain? Rehman 05:46, 5 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Rehman. Thank you for your time and I am glad for that. Yes, the photo was published by himself on his public site and the social media. Nice day. Cerrenfly (talk) 18:37, 5 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Hello Cerrenfly. I'm afraid the source website of the image must clearly state that the photo is in public domain (as the current license tag states). If not, the photo will have to be deleted. The website publicly displaying an image does not imply it is in public domain. Waiting for your reply. Rehman 03:46, 6 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Hi again Rehman. I sent an e-mail from his contact page and ask if they can put CC-By-NC logo under the artist's photo on Cem's official page for this kind of non commercial articles. I think this will solve the problem, is that right? Thanks. Cerrenfly (talk) 02:05, 7 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Hello. Not quite. The license should have to be CC0, CC-BY, or something similar. See Commons:Licensing. Rehman 03:22, 7 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Hello Rehman. They put a CC-By license under that photo in his web site. Thanks. Cerrenfly (talk) 12:09, 7 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Great, thanks! I've updated the license template. Cheers, Rehman 12:59, 7 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. Cerrenfly (talk) 14:05, 7 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Trevor Lawrence (disambiguation)[edit]

I'd be grateful if you might give a more detailed insight into your exact criteria under G6 for speedy deletion of this page, which has, in effect, closed an ongoing proposed move discussion (for that page and an article) that had only just begun (with no consensus reached) as well as destroying encyclopedic content (which you didn't see fit to move elsewhere).

If you have an opinion on whether the page should exist, it would be constructive to add it to the discussion at Talk:Trevor_Lawrence_(American_football)#Requested_move_23_April_2020.

Also, WP:RM states that discussion there shouldn't be closed till seven days have passed, not a mere few hours.

Llew Mawr (talk) 12:32, 23 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I profusely apologise. It doesn't appear any content has been deleted and deletion was indeed a technical one. I couldn't find the page content due to a caching issue with Wikipedia. Llew Mawr (talk) 12:44, 23 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]

That's perfectly fine. Happy editing. Rehman 12:47, 23 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Udaweriya Mountain I - You have undo my edit[edit]


Can you please let me know why did you undo the edit done by me?

Udaweriya Mountain is 2060m tall and it is the tallest summit in Uva Province. You can check from Survey department maps if you need.

Here is some more info on it.

As we all know that the highest mountain in Uva province is Namunukula, but now I got confirmed that the highest mountain in Uva is not Namunukula, its Udaweriya I mountain. There is another mountain separately adjoining to this peak and it was named as Udaweriya II. The list of highest mountains in Uva Province as below.

  • Udaweriya I – 2060m (6.794773, 80.865479)
  • Namunukula – 2036m (6.933014, 81.113595)
  • Udaweriya II – 2016m (6.788733, 80.863480)
  • Idalgashinna (Highest Peak) – 1960m (6.783974, 80.879964)
  • Beragala Kanda – 1780m (6.773446, 80.915210)
  • Narangala – 1500m (7.040238, 81.022066)

BR, Manjula — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:47, 2 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Manjula. I'm sorry but I have reverted your edit again, as you did not provide reliable sources. Please post at Talk:List of mountains of Sri Lanka to discuss. Thank you, Rehman 17:18, 2 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Please do not mark unresolved discussions as "resolved"[edit]

I am upset that you marked the discussion at Template talk:Infobox mountain#Combining parameter series as Resolved. We were clearly disagreeing, and there was no consensus for a change. Per WP:NOCON, if there is no consensus on a removal of something, that something is kept. I don't see why I have to keep repeating my opposition every week or so: we haven't yet found an acceptable compromise. Please see WP:SILENCE#What does not constitute silence. Let's take this to WT:MOUNTAINS to see if we can get more community input.

I've asked several times that we make incremental changes to the infobox and not make one big change. We've agreed on how to proceed with Wikidata. That will require a large amount of work. Please: let's start working on that, and leave these more contentious decisions for later after we've improved the infobox. — hike395 (talk) 13:14, 3 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Calm down. If you want to reopen that, that's perfectly fine, and I see you already have done so. You did not respond to that after two replies with a ping for a month, and that is the only reason I marked it as resolved. Let's keep the discussion there, please. Rehman 14:44, 3 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

With reference to sufism[edit]

Respected administrator Can you please me with the article related to Sufi IslamMaizbhandariya (talk) 14:48, 3 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hello. I see you have posted at the Teahouse, and another editor has responded. Trust this is resolved? Rehman 15:05, 3 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Your estimate of automatic zoom usage is off by 2 orders of magnitude[edit]

See [3]hike395 (talk) 06:08, 5 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Based on #Infobox mountain above:
  • Total infobox uses: 24,357
  • Width_km usage: 328
328 ÷ 24,357 = 0.0134. The infobox takes into account length_km and width_km, right? Rehman 06:18, 5 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Oh right, sorry. Should be 1.34%. My bad. Rehman 06:19, 5 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Use Infobox mountain sandbox?[edit]

Hi, Rehman. Could you use the sandbox for your Infobox Mountain edits before they go live? That would help catch bugs (like the isolation_m mistake). I'm happy to check each batch of code before it goes live, or ask questions if I don't understand what's going on. — hike395 (talk) 09:10, 8 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hi. Sure. Rehman 09:15, 8 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! What we can do is perhaps do ~daily updates of the live template as you work? You can ping me when you're done with a batch. We can also make test cases for any problems. For example, the padding that you removed does make a visible change. That's why I restored it, previously. Putting into the sandbox would have revealed this in the testcases that already exist. Also: it isn't clear that the photo caption fetched from the P2096 qual of P18 is actually the caption for the photo fetched from P18. I've seen wikidata entries with multiple photos at P18, only one of which had a photo caption. So we can end up with a caption for the wrong photo. I saw this when I put in the tracking category for photo.
Could you perhaps revert the changes you've made in the last 24-48 hours and put them into the sandbox instead and let me check them carefully? — hike395 (talk) 09:28, 8 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
The wikidata photo code does not do anything currently (as we agreed to add the code, but not enable it yet). When enabled, photo+caption will be taken from the best rated file. I.e. If more than one file is added, one must be marked as preferred. This is a situation with any values (i.e. suppose two elevations are added, the one to be displayed must be set preferred, or the other must be deprecated). That being said, a different file's caption won't be added to a file being used. That's not possible with the updated code. If you do come across such, I'd be very interested to look in that and escalate if necessary.
While I will only make the changes per consensus, I don't agree with someone having to authorise my edits, I'm sorry. That's not how Wikipedia works. As the usual case with anything onsite, you are most welcome to provide feedback on my edits, and I will certainly look at them when time permits. And if something is clearly broken, anyone is also welcome to revert. But keep in mind that changes takes time to replicate, so you might be looking at an interim result (as we witnessed earlier). If it's something that can wait a bit, kindly do message first. This is only to avoid replication lag due to back and forth changes.
Please do consider posting feedback such as above at Template talk:Infobox mountain since we have an open thread there, and so that the discussions are at one place.
Regarding the Special:Diff/955533877, I noticed you added all four styles back. Would you be able to help me in identifying the changes for each please? Other than probably a few pixels movement of the image and/or map (which should have been fixed with the new image code, and will get fixed for the map), I did not see any other change... Rehman 14:27, 8 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Retiring user[edit]

Hello. I've requested my own sandbox to be deleted as I'm permanently retiring on this wiki. Please let others know about my situation right now. This was hard for me to explain to myself why I'm considering retirement even though you only have been active for a month and had a hundred edits. I want all of my traces left to be deleted on the archives. I guess, I have now left my final message. Regrets. Wikipedia is my only encyclopedia KMagz04 (talk) 06:36, 19 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hi. I'm sorry you feel this way. If there is anything else which I can help you with, feel free to let me know. Kind regards, Rehman 06:41, 19 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Rehman. It's been 2 days now and I'm not feeling well. I have made a minor edit on these templates [4] and [5] added a wikilink to the air crash article that I've created late-April. If I would not come back in 2 weeks, then feel free to add my user name in the Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians. Thanks. KMagz04 (talk) 02:57, 21 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Infobox port[edit]

Well done with all the work. You may be interested in a dscussion I just started at here Fob.schools (talk) 13:45, 20 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks. I'll have a look. Rehman 13:49, 20 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]


Hey Rehman, how have you been? I've been caught up in life the last few years; house, kids, etc.--NortyNort (Holla) 19:59, 21 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hi NortyNort. Great to hear from you again! :) It's been quite some years since we last spoke I think. I'm alright, just keeping myself occupied with work (from home) and Wiki (so that I don't go crazy being stuck at home). Any plans on coming back on board? Rehman 08:40, 22 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I am not sure if I will ever be on board like the 2011/10 days but I am going to try to get back into things. A lot of articles to update and create. Are you still working in the energy space? I am working from home too. Hopefully this all ends safely and soon.--NortyNort (Holla) 23:49, 27 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
PS I get an edit conflict error most of the time when I hit publish. Is this some new issue?--NortyNort (Holla) 23:50, 27 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, I'm still active on energy topics, as well as couple of others. It would be nice to see you around again. I'm working from home as well :) What's the page you're getting the edit conflicts on? Perhaps it is actually a high traffic page? Or, do you double-click the publish button? If I remember correctly, doing so could trigger an edit conflict with yourself. Rehman 04:14, 28 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Submodule deletion[edit]

Hi, thanks for deleting Module:WD/aliasesP/doc. However, it was actually my intention to have Module:WD/aliasesP deleted as it's no longer used. Could you please delete the submodule itself too? Thanks! Thayts ••• 20:47, 27 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hi User:Thayts, this is done. Rehman 04:06, 28 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Declined G6[edit]

Re: this edit: Why? This is a clear case of an uncontroversial move over a redirect, per a clearly established guideline, to correct a simple error by the article creator who was evidently unaware of Wikipedia's preferred style regarding such matters. Forcing it through a full RM discussion would be a total waste of time. --Paul_012 (talk) 09:04, 30 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hello. The diff you provided is not an edit I've made. I presume you meant the following edit? The move seems to contradict WP:COMMONNAME, hence I suggest you start a discussion at the article talkpage first. Rehman 10:36, 30 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry; yes, I meant the following edit. Why, though, do you believe following proper capitalisation per WP:TITLETM ("Article titles follow standard English text formatting in the case of trademarks") would contradict WP:COMMONNAME in this case? All third-party reliable sources that I found in a very brief search, including the Bangkok Post[6], The Nation[7], the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission[8] and The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society[9], all use "Mono 29". I'm confident that a proposal on the article talk page would stand the week without any opposition (and probably without any attention at all). But why waste an entire week when it should be already as clear as day that this is an uncontroversial move, in accordance with policy? Since you have not provided any valid reason for opposition apart from a personal hunch that it might contradict a guideline, which I have shown it doesn't, I am going to restore the CSD template. If you're still unsure, I would appreciate if you allowed another admin to handle the request. Thank you. --Paul_012 (talk) 16:00, 30 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
The move seemed controversial to me at first. But after your explanation, I guess we can proceed until someone voices against it. I have now deleted the redirect. Feel free to move the other page. Thanks, Rehman 17:02, 30 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Inviting your comments on featured list candidate List of active coal-fired power stations in Turkey[edit]

Hello Rehman,

I just came across List of power stations in Sri Lanka which I see you got featured recently after a lot of hard work. If you have time to take a look at List of active coal-fired power stations in Turkey I would welcome your comments at Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of active coal fired power stations in Turkey/archive1


Chidgk1 (talk) 16:27, 4 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Chidgk1. Thanks for the message. I'm mostly working+wiking simultaneously these days. Will have a look as soon as I get a bit of free time. Cheers, Rehman 16:29, 4 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Need a help regarding infobox[edit]

Hi found your username from WP:IEmbed. I am struggling with sports infobox. Is there any multisport club infobox exists in wikipedia or is there any tweaks available to embed sports infobox like required in Mohun Bagan A.C. ? I need an embeding option like mentioned in WP:IEmbed but it's not working in this case. Can you please help me out in this. Will be thankful. Please feel free to ping me. Drat8sub (talk) 02:46, 27 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Drat8sub. My apologies, I had somehow missed your message. Did you get this sorted? Rehman 05:40, 18 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
No need to apologise, I can understand, everyone is busy in real life. Thank you for responding. Anyway, no, I have not get any help from anybody I asked for. I need an option for embedding the infoboxes present in the article or a new infobox which is for "Sports club" that plays multiple sports and can include info in it as presented in the article. Can you please help me with it? Drat8sub (talk) 16:27, 20 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Drat8sub, sure I'd be glad to help. But I'm a little unsure on what exactly you want to achieve. Would you be able to explain a bit more please? On Mohun Bagan A.C., I see a {{Infobox sports team}} and a {{Infobox football team}}. Do you want a way to embed the latter into the former using an embed parameter (like {{Infobox power station}})? Rehman 14:28, 21 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, that's exactly what I wanted, the {{Infobox football team}} to be embedded with {{Infobox sports team}}. I have tried the available embedded options but failed to do so.
And above that I think wikipedia needs a template for a separate version of infobox {{Infobox sports club}} in which information for different sports that the club has participated can be included together, like if the club plays football, hockey, cricket its info can be displayed with different heading. Can it be done? Drat8sub (talk) 15:28, 21 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Drat8sub. Got it. I've gone ahead and added the child and subbox parameters as documented in {{Infobox}}. Feel free to let me know if you bump into any issues. As for {{Infobox sports club}}, it seems like it already has a |sports= parameter. If that's not what you wanted, I'd suggest starting a thread at the template's talkpage, as the editors there would have a better idea on this topic than me. Hope this helps. Cheers, Rehman 16:59, 21 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

About User:Daedan, Special:Diff/978201682[edit]

This account is mine(see m:User:Daedan), so can you delete this page? --Gomdoli4696 (토론) 10:34, 21 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the reference, Gomdoli4696. The userpage has been deleted. Rehman 13:41, 21 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks to reply. --Gomdoli4696 (토론) 13:48, 21 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Theresa Greenfield (American Politician)[edit]

Good evening Rehman,

I looked into creating a Wikipedia page about Theresa Greenfield this week, but the records show that you converted the page "Theresa Greenfield (American Politician)" into "Theresa Greenfield," which redirects to a General Election heading of the 2020 United States Senate election in Iowa article. Somehow this is preventing me from initiating the creation of a page about this individual.

Could you potentially share why you made this change, and how we might go about creating a page about Theresa Greenfield?

Thank you in advance for your assistance.


Charlie — Preceding unsigned comment added by Charlie918 (talkcontribs) 06:02, 14 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Charlie918. Thanks for your message. The rename is not the reason why the page is uneditable. The page was protected by admin User:Muboshgu following this discussion. Hope this clarifies. Rehman 11:46, 14 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Good morning Rehman. Thank you very much for the swift response. Yes, I was directed to this lengthy thread this morning. It seems this article has quite the controversial history, I had no idea - it's justification for existence seemed quite apparent. Thanks for following up! --Charlie918 (talk) 16:49, 14 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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File:Skoda Rapid in Street.jpg[edit]

Hello Rehman. Some time ago you deleted File:Skoda Rapid in Street.jpg. Could you please check if this is the same image as File:Škoda Rapid 2017.png? I only saw one entry in the deletion log and if both images are the same and the old one got deleted for being a copyvio, the still existing file may would have to be deleted as well. --D-Kuru (talk) 02:31, 13 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi D-Kuru. You are right. I've deleted the Commons file as well. Thanks! Rehman 04:38, 14 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Hi Rehman I'm really so deeply sorry to read that (sorry just now seen)!!! Take care, and pls. don't hesitate to contact me if you need any help/advice/whatever... Best regards --A.Savin (talk) 16:49, 11 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

  • Rehman very sorry to hear that as well. Through we have not interacted much ,I have been great admirer of your contributions in Sri Lanka topics.Pharaoh of the Wizards (talk) 17:35, 11 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Thanks for reaching out, A.Savin and Pharaoh of the Wizards. We took a triple hit in the previous two months, and things are quite bad. To make matters worse, we're drowning in debt amidst an economic crisis here. So I may not be able to edit for the time being, until I at least figure out how to get my family back on track. Hope things are fine with you guys. Take care, Rehman 02:54, 23 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    • Hi Rehman. you may wish to disclose what exactly is needed to redeem your debts and surely I'm amongst the first who is willing to help, and also, some Commons colleagues very likely would participate too. Please don't hesitate to mail me if you wish, I would appreciate. (Unfortunately I've lost your contacts you provided two years ago, mea culpa...) Best regards --A.Savin (talk) 14:18, 23 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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In case someone is actively watching here and cares about the campaign to support Rehman.

I've received all what has been donated so far, and I am ready to forward it to Rehman. Last weeks I didn't hear from him, hope there is nothing critical and he is well.

The campaign has unfortunately not become popular, however it's still active, at the moment I'm not planning to discontinue it unless Rehman tells me to do. Anyone still can and is encouraged to contribute.

Anyone who donated and wants to have evidence the funds been transferred, may feel free to email me for transaction details, that's no problem; but as said, as of now nothing was transferred yet. I'm continuing to keep my eye on this, stay strong and come back Rehman.

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The campaign is still pending; however unfortunately due to Ukraine War: a) it's clear that some people are now in an even much worse situation, with the result of decreasing willingness to help a Sri Lankan colleague; b) the current economic development is very bad in Sri Lanka, even worse than it already has been before March. That said, what we've raised so far I'll have to transfer to Rehman in several small parts, to avoid its speedy devaluation due to daily increasing LKR/$ rate. Regards --A.Savin (talk) 14:04, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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