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Hello, Rlendog, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Also, I made some modifications to your edits to the howler articles. - UtherSRG (talk) 13:02, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

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Page Count Tool?[edit]

a page count tool

Welcome Template[edit]

see Template:Welcome
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Unit Conversion Template[edit]

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Infoboxes[edit]

see Wikipedia:Userboxes/Wikipedia/Miscellaneous

Article size[edit]

User talk:Dr pda/prosesize.js; but will this work for me?


Article protection[edit]

Hello Rlendog. I am requesting full protection of

Please also consider blocking MrWriter245 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log) for persistent disruptive editing, for which he has been blocked three times already. Thanks. — JJMC89(T·C) 15:34, 28 July 2016 (UTC) Updated: 16:20, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

I have protected them for a month and left a warning for MrWriter. Protection may be overkill because only a single editor is violating the AfD consensus, but I see little harm in a temporary precaution given that there is an established consensus that these should be redirects. Rlendog (talk) 23:38, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
MrWriter245 has continued to violate the AfD concensus by recreating the protected Make Her Feel Good (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) at Make Her Feel Good (song) (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs). Given his history of disruptive editing and block log, which shows he hasn't learned, please consider an indefinite block. — JJMC89(T·C) 20:32, 6 August 2016 (UTC)
Body (Dreezy song) (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) is yet another example of violating AfD consensus. — JJMC89(T·C) 06:48, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
At this point I have to agree with you. He has had plenty of chances but doesn't change. I have blocked MrWriter245 indefinitely. Rlendog (talk) 15:16, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Rlendog. — JJMC89(T·C) 15:52, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Johannes Eggestein[edit]

Hi. In May 2015, you found that the result of an AfD for Johannes Eggestein was delete. An article on him would now pass notability guidelines having made professional debuts in 3. Liga and DFB-Pokal. I would like to request the un-deletion of the page. Regards, Robby.is.on (talk) 13:33, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Looks like someone beat me to it. Rlendog (talk) 19:11, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
Yes, I believe it was created from scratch. Thanks for the reply. Robby.is.on (talk) 19:43, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Wanting to have the List of Stanley Cup Finals broadcasters article deleted[edit]

I've noticed that you helped spear-headed the campaign to have that particular article deleted from Wikipedia. It isn't fair that the National Hockey League's premiere championship event doesn't have its own individual article for its broadcasters while other sports do. That article took a really long time to set up and put together to just let it go by the waste-side. And just because they aren't fully sourced on the proper article itself, doesn't necessarily mean that they aren't non the less, more thoroughly sourced on the respective articles for said television networks. BornonJune8 (talk) 01:06, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

I voted to delete the East and West finals lists but stated that I thought the Finals list should be discussed separately. Rlendog (talk) 13:13, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

  • Extended confirmed protection may only be used in cases where semi-protection has proven ineffective. It should not be used as a first resort.
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File:Shes Got a Way 1972 single cover.jpg listed for discussion[edit]

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Disputed non-free use rationale for File:Tangled Up in Blue Cover.jpg[edit]

Thank you for uploading File:Tangled Up in Blue Cover.jpg. However, there is a concern that the rationale provided for using this file on Wikipedia may not meet the criteria required by Wikipedia:Non-free content. This can be corrected by going to the file description page and adding or clarifying the reason why the file qualifies under this policy. Adding and completing one of the templates available from Wikipedia:Non-free use rationale guideline is an easy way to ensure that your file is in compliance with Wikipedia policy. Please be aware that a non-free use rationale is not the same as an image copyright tag; descriptions for files used under the non-free content policy require both a copyright tag and a non-free use rationale.

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Latin American 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Latin America/The 10,000 Challenge ‎ has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge and Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. There's also the possibility of establishing smaller country or regional challenges for places like Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Argentina etc, much like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. At some stage we hope to run some contests to benefit Latin American content, a destubathon perhaps, aimed at reducing the stub count would be a good place to start, based on the current Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon. If you would like to see this happening for Latin America, and see potential in this attracting more interest and editors for the country/countries you work on please sign up and being contributing to the challenge! This is a way we can target every country of Latin America, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant!♦ --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 00:50, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Hatnotes aren't required if article title is unambiguous[edit]

Hi there,

Please read the sub-article "Disambiguating article names that are not ambiguous" for why Sheer Heart Attack (song) doesn't need a hatnote.

The article title makes clear that it's about the song, not the album, so no-one is likely to arrive there directly if they're looking for the album.

OTOH, the hatnote at Sheer Heart Attack is useful, since that article doesn't include "album" in the title. As I said, please read the linked article for full details, thanks!

Ubcule (talk) 13:44, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Lewis[edit]

Why did you do my revision? I fixed it according to the official template.Jordandlee (talk) 16:21, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:34, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Rlendog.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Extended confirmed protection policy RfC[edit]

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Happy Holidays![edit]

60px Happy Holidays!
Hi, Rlendog! Have a happy and safe season, and a blessed new year!
Holiday cheers, --Discographer (talk) 00:16, 24 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! Same to you, Rlendog (talk) 03:42, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry, merry![edit]

From the icy Canajian north; to you and yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 19:13, 26 December 2016 (UTC) Lights ablaze.JPG

Thank you. You too. Rlendog (talk) 19:34, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

Request for Comments on use of certain files not copyrighted in the US[edit]

Hello,

There is an ongoing discussion about the use of files on Wikipedia that are not protected by copyright in the US because there is no copyright relations between the US and the country of publication. You commented in a 2012 discussion on the same topic that resulted in no consensus. You are invited to share your views in the ongoing discussion. AHeneen (talk) 21:16, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Request page protection[edit]

I am so sick and tired of being targeted by other users. I need you to please protect the articles that i contribute to because other users just keep reverting all my edits when they are not even letting me make Wikipedia a better place. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheBigProject (talkcontribs) 21:26, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

WP:Sockpuppet investigations/MrWriter245. Sundayclose (talk) 21:38, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

List of the Presidents of the United States Senate[edit]

Despite my best efforts, this article was deleted, and redirected to List of Vice Presidents of the United States, because it was not deemed to be sufficiently distinct from that article and the article on the Presiding Officer of the United States Senate to merit its continued existence. However, the information that used to be in that article now forms a section of the following article: Presiding_Officer_of_the_United_States_Senate. Just go to the article and click on "show" to reveal the information. I already edited it to add Mike Pence as the new President of the Senate (and used the photo that you had used for your addition to the deleted article, for which I thank you). AuH2ORepublican (talk) 17:36, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

I like it. Thanks. Rlendog (talk) 19:19, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

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A page you started (The Munekata Sisters) has been reviewed![edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Save the Children label.jpg[edit]

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Brooke Valentine[edit]

Hi, is there anyway you could lift the protection ban on Brooke Valentine please? Miss. Undaztood (talk) 06:24, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

Unfortunately that article has been the subject of inappropriate editing behavior recently, such as sockpuppetry and edit warring. So I do not think it would be prudent to undo the protection at this time. The article is only semi-protected so once you have enough experience editing you will be able to edit it, even if the protection remains. Until then if there are edits you would like to make to the article you can propose them on the article's talk page. Rlendog (talk) 13:49, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
As we speak, I'm on 54 edits, will I be able to edit it once I'm in the hundreds or is that still too new? Miss. Undaztood (talk) 06:04, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
Block evasion by User:MariaJaydHicky. Binksternet (talk) 07:50, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

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Song/singes templates in musician/group template categories[edit]

Please stop reverting these categories because they are incorrect as I stated: "these categories are for the overall musician/band navigational templates and not for songs/singles navigational templates". There are distinct songs/singles navigational template categories that all of these templates are already located in. If you had a concern with my edits you should have come to me to discuss them, instead of mass reverting without any edit summary, which it tells you not to do when you hit the "Undo" button. Aspects (talk) 19:58, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

These categories are correct despite your assertion to the contrary. They have been in place on many of these templates for years. If you think they are correct you are welcome to discuss. Under WP:BRD, it is ok to make bold edits as you did but other editors are permitted to revert if they disagree and then there can be discussion to resolve the disagreements. The fact that you made mass unilateral edits does not mean that they cannot be reverted. Rlendog (talk) 20:03, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
One, you are not supposed to use the "Undo" button without an edit summary because it makes it look like my edits were vandalism when they were not. Second, if you saw a lot of edits you disagreed with from one editor, it is more helpful to discuss with that editor instead of reverting all of the edits. Now there is a discussion here between us, but you are still reverting my edits without explaining how they are correct categories. Most of the songs/singles templates were not in these overall musician/group template categories and I was making them consistent. Just because some of these templates were in the categories does not mean they were correct. All of these combined makes it looking like you are editing warring, which makes me surprised you are a sysop. If you feel this discussion should take place elsewhere, please suggest a place, since these templates were across many different categories. Aspects (talk) 20:16, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
As the edit summary for your category removals simply stated "removal of incorrect category" I assumed that it would be understood that my reversal simply meant that I disagreed with that statement. Had I meant to imply that you were vandalizing I would have stated that in my edit summary. There was no implication of vandalism intended and I apologize if you understood it differently. When I saw your edit summary on your re-reverts I included more substantive edit summaries to be clearer.
You still have not explained why you think these categories are incorrect. The fact that there may be other similar templates that do not use these categories does not make them incorrect - maybe those templates should add these categories. Templates are permitted to incorporate multiple categories. You have removed the categories from a lot of templates, including some of the most popular artists whose templates are used by many editors and have had those categories for several years without anyone registering a problem. In some cases, the category name has been revised but the category has essentially remained, indicating that other editors agreed with the need for those categories but disagreed with the original name. So I am not sure what you find "incorrect" about them. Rlendog (talk) 22:14, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Reflist|2[edit]

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Thanks. Rlendog (talk) 16:11, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Avatar (2016 film) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Template:Did you know nominations/Ramellogammarus similimanus[edit]

Would you please consider the alts. I also asked the article creator for his input. 7&6=thirteen () 16:39, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

I reviewed ALT1. It is fine. Rlendog (talk) 03:37, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Jemima Surrender[edit]

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DYK nomination of The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show[edit]

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Thanks. I added a reference to the section. Rlendog (talk) 23:11, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show[edit]

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Precious five years![edit]

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Five years!

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IFRS 17[edit]

Hi, I made a few minor changes to the IFRS 17 article. There are some problems showing with the date format at the moment, which I have no idea how to fix. Any idea? user IFRS17

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Giant tree-rat[edit]

Just an FYI, the tree-rats in this family all should have dashes, both to stay consistent, and to distinguish from squirrels and other such things that are colloquially called tree rats without the dash....Pvmoutside (talk) 22:37, 29 July 2017 (UTC)

I am not seeing much support for that in reliable sources. Most seem to lack dashes. Rlendog (talk) 22:39, 29 July 2017 (UTC)
when I was editing Echimyidae pages over the past 2 or 3 days, 80% of tree-rat species had dashes. I'm OK with removing, but other pages should be moved also?....I'm moving on to other stuff.....Pvmoutside (talk) 23:36, 29 July 2017 (UTC)
It seems that many of the Wikipedia tree rat articles have dashes, but that doesn't seem common in other sources. I am not to concerned about a dash though if no one else is. Rlendog (talk) 23:38, 29 July 2017 (UTC)

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Hello, why do you delete the article named Marčel Hudima ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Unleashthefury (talkcontribs) 19:35, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

Hello, why do you delete the article named Marcel Hudima? Unleashthefury (talk) 19:41, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

Hello, why do you delete the article named Marcel Hudima? Unleashthefury Unleashthefury (talk) 19:45, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

Hello, why do you delete the article named Marcel Hudima? (talk) Unleashthefury (talk) 19:52, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

WikiProject Investment[edit]

Hey there! I just re-launched the WikiProject Investment.

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