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Note to self: Research Laura Muntz Lyall (or persuade one of the Riggrs to do so), consider writing an article about the Forster Family Dollhouse in the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Some day.

Deletion Reason[edit]

  • I want to enquire why you had deletated the page Anushka sen. She is a child actress. Vsumavane 11:53, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
    • My apologies for the delay in responding, Vsumavane. The article was deleted following the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Anushka Sen in December 2013. I deleted another attempt at creating the article in April 2014 in accord with the rules that govern speedy deletion; specifically, the new article contained only information that was present in the previously deleted article. That was almost two years ago, and it is possible that Anushka Sen has achieved greater notability in the interim. You may wish to draft an article in your userspace or using articles for creation processes. You might also want to ask for the previous article to be reinstated. You can do that at deletion review. I hope this is helpful. Risker (talk) 04:23, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Gender gap[edit]

I subscribe to the gender gap mailing list, and realized just now I am not sure how to contribute to it (this is not a request for an answer, I can figure it out if I need to.)

I saw the query about James and gender gap issues, and I was tempted to respond that I viewed him as very supportive of gender gaps solutions, but I didn't see any evidence that his positions on that subject had anything to do with his removal.

Then I saw your reply, which said almost exactly the same thing, so i just wanted to acknowledge it.--S Philbrick(Talk) 19:14, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your acknowledgement, Sphilbrick. Nice to know that you're reading along; please participate whenever you feel you have something to add. Risker (talk) 04:15, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for supporting my RfA[edit]

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Thank you for participating in and supporting my RfA. It was very much appreciated. A a bit of a pleasant surprise. Have you thought of running for bureaucrat? Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:30, 1 February 2016 (UTC)


email sent. --Floquenbeam (talk) 19:46, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

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A Dobos torte for you![edit]

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Enjoy! 7&6=thirteen () 00:08, 19 February 2016 (UTC)
    • Oooohh thank you! I love Dobos torte! Risker (talk) 00:10, 19 February 2016 (UTC)
Me too. That's why I created that template. I appreciate your helping me out. Seriously. Graffiti sucks. 7&6=thirteen () 00:15, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

Would we see you at ArbCom again?[edit]

While you've served 2 terms and many will call it enough for a lifetime, will you be interested in running for another term anytime soon? No reasons, just asking. --QEDK (TC) 17:07, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Hello QEDK. I don't think it's particularly likely that I'll run for Arbcom again. I find the work I do now, which includes active participation on the Funds Dissemination Committee, carrying out sockpuppetry investigations, helping the rest of the Oversight team maintain a rapid response rate, to be more fulfilling and useful to both English Wikipedia and the Wikimedia movement as a whole. I will give the current committee credit for dismantling both BASC and AUSC: despite the fact that I was one of the people who helped to establish both of those subcommittees, their time had passed. I wish that more areas of Wikipedia (and in fact the Wikimedia and MediaWiki movements) would do more of that. So...I guess that answers your question, with a little more information than you expected.  :-) Risker (talk) 01:32, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
You wouldn't want to overfill your cup. I respect your decision and the reason that entails it. --QEDK (TC) 04:34, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Orangemoody question[edit]

Sorry to bother you, was wondering if you or one of the other Orangemoody-related admins could take a look at OTRS ticket:2016042810015351? I submitted it, but I've been told it hasn't been picked up for action yet and regular OTRS volunteers have been told to leave Orangemoody-related submissions alone. Thanks. --Krelnik (talk) 02:00, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Orangemoody? If not, close enough[edit]

Could you take a look at: ticket:2016050710003801

I don't know whether it is orangemoody, but if not, it is still in your wheelhouse. Please let me know if I should do anything more.--S Philbrick(Talk) 13:37, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

It just occurred to me that I should move the ticket to the Orangemoody queue - even if it is not part of that organization - the people with the experience to handle Orangemoody will be able to handle this one - does this make sense?--S Philbrick(Talk) 13:45, 7 May 2016 (UTC)
It has been moved.--S Philbrick(Talk) 15:32, 8 May 2016 (UTC)


As it is not possible for me to file an SPI without having to give a suspected sock, can checkuser be run? I ask about this editor, mainly because his account is only six weeks old, yet he was trying to get Swister Twister blocked for his AfDs in the same thread as the Winterysteppe sock; also, considering the newness of the account, he seems keen on some of the arcane and frankly political areas of board administration that one would probably not expect of such a young account. Such as, the WP:Fringe theories/Noticeboard! And things like having his own 'RfA standards' to meet?! ←See the user page for examples.

Cheers! Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi 10:45, 21 May 2016 (UTC)
@Risker:, any ideas? Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi 05:13, 26 May 2016 (UTC)
Hi Fortuna. Well. I can say that "Platypus" is not the same editor as Winterysteppe, and while I can certainly understand a high level of suspicion that he is a returning editor, provided he's not evading sanctions it could well be a cleanstart account. I am concerned, however, that he seems to be focusing his attention perhaps excessively on a few editors. It may be worth considering a one-sided interaction ban if this proves to be the case. Risker (talk) 04:55, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

Would you please be so kind......[edit]

I seldom edit Wikipedia these days as I am tired of mindless morons buggering about with things they don't understand (pour example: [7]; however, I do keep a watch om pages and images I have worked on. Therefore would you please be so kind as to undelete File:Belton Arch Giano.jpg and File:Belton Belvedere Giano.jpg. As they are architectural photographs taken by myself and regrettably do not feature naked ladies (or men for that matter) or people enjoying their own company or the company of anyone else, I am hard pushed to see what can be considered so offensive about them that they have had to be deleted. It's a pity no one told me that they were considered illegal and offensive, but here we are. One can't help wondering why anyone contributes to this project at all. Best wishes. Giano (talk) 18:03, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

I see it is some half witted admin here: User:Explicit. God preserve us from the stupid. Giano (talk) 18:13, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
and this one too all the pages I've ever worked on are eing destroyed by some bunch of clueless idiots. Giano (talk) 19:53, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
Hmm. That editor is deleting an awful lot of files en masse. @Explicit: Can you outline your methodology here? How are you finding and adjudicating these so quickly? Nikkimaria (talk) 20:22, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
  • I see what the issue is for the first one. You originally uploaded it as a .gif file, someone else transferred it to a .jpg, and now Kelly has decided that instead of fixing the link to the original so that there is evidence that YOU as the author added the PD-author tag, it's simply another violation. I've fixed that by linking to the original file which (surprise, surprise!) still exists. It just took a bit to track it down. Now to look at the other one... Risker (talk) 01:26, 26 May 2016 (UTC) And the second one is now fixed... another to go. Risker (talk) 01:29, 26 May 2016 (UTC)
    • Okay, all three files had the same problem - Amandajm had converted .gif files to .jpg files (way back in 2008) but did not link directly to the original files, so there was no direct line between Giano and the image. Heaven forbid we're going to have to go through all of her transfers from 8 years ago to fix this issue to Kelly's satisfaction. Risker (talk) 01:37, 26 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Thank you Risker; sometimes, people do seem to like to make life unnecessarily complicated. I object strogly to little bots then running around removing the lead images fro articles which took a great deal of time to write. Giano (talk) 06:59, 26 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Giano, I suggest you (or a friendly talk page watcher) review Amandajm's uploads for November 2008 and make sure that any relevant files are properly tagged, linked to the original .gif file (the .gif files will mostly be in your account's uploads), and the {{keeplocal}} tag added. There is likely another half dozen or so images that may have similar problems to the ones identified here. Risker (talk) 05:01, 27 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Thank you Risker; I will attempt to do that, although I don't really understand all this JPG and GIG business and as for "nowiki" that's all a complete mystery. I can't help feeling that life would be a lot easier if people like Amanda were to mind their own business and stop fiddling about with things. Giano (talk) 08:06, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

when you have some spare time, please explain .....[edit]

Ok, there is this:

And yet, the user is alive and well and living in _______

It would seem that account would be blocked and the user walled up alive behind bricks? HammerFilmFan (talk) 05:02, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

  • Hello, HammerFilmFan. This is certainly a case of ancient history. Back in 2010, Arbcom desysopped Altenmann and an immediately following community discussion resulted in a community ban; this was in direct response to Altenmann's socking. Subsequently, in 2012, Altenmann requested an unblock, and Arbcom brought the request to the community for discussion, since the ban was a community ban. Based on the feedback from the community, Arbcom lifted the ban with conditions. So...what's going on that brings you to my page to ask about this? Risker (talk) 14:47, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
No major reason - I was just following a trail, and couldn't figure out why he was still "alive."  :-)

Amendment request on arbitration decision against Rodhullandemu[edit]

You are involved in a recently-filed request for clarification or amendment from the Arbitration Committee. Please review the request at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Clarification and Amendment#Amendment request: Rodhullandemu and, if you wish to do so, enter your statement and any other material you wish to submit to the Arbitration Committee. Additionally, the Wikipedia:Arbitration guide may be of use.

Thanks, --George Ho (talk) 05:50, 14 June 2016 (UTC)


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RfC: Protect user pages by default[edit]

A request for comment is available on protecting user pages by default from edits by anonymous and new users. I am notifying you because you commented on this proposal when it was either in idea or draft form. Funcrunch (talk) 17:32, 31 August 2016 (UTC)


I wonder why you Deleted the Concats of my page or undo the edits ? and sorry for my english :) --MuhammedIQ (talk) 03:09, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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