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UTRS on Portuguese Wikipedia[edit]

Hello, Salvidrim!

I still would like to finnish that. I would like to bring it to pt.wikipedia Village Pump, so we can have a final decision there. We had some opinions from local sysops and I believe that from our side it only needs community confirmation.
If there is no problem, I am starting a discussion there, but please confirm to me that, if we get local consensus, this change can be made. Kind regards.—Teles «Talk to me˱M @ C S˲» 05:05, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

  • It's certainly possible but clearly requires a bit more integration work from the English UTRS developer, DeltaQuad, who is extremely busy with other matters (Arbitration Committee and other things) these days.  · Salvidrim! ·  12:40, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Hi Teles, I definitely want to get around to accommodating you for the ptwiki. The sad part is, I need time or more developers. There will be an eventual translation needed from you guys, but that's not ready yet. I'll post to our bot operators' board in the next few days to see if I can garner any help to get things rolling along for you guys. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 17:26, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
@DeltaQuad and Salvidrim!: Thanks. I think translating is not a problem as I can do it myself. The old way of using a list is clearly not working anymore and the possible solution is using UTRS. I understand you are busy with other things and will be waiting for you guys. Regards.—Teles «Talk to me˱M @ C S˲» 20:24, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Paralympic project[edit]

Since you are bilingual, I was wondering if you would be interested in translating a couple of small articles in French for me? Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:28, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

  • Sure! I won't commit to any ETA because my I'm a gold medalist in lazy procrastination but toss me what you need and I'll get it done eventually! :D  · Salvidrim! ·  22:03, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
    No deadline! Thank you! Take your time. The articles are small: Maude Jacques and Cindy Ouellet. I sometimes forget that not all Canadians can speak English very well. But these two can. In fact, Maude was translating for me in Beijing. I tried auto-translating one once, but they delete unless the French is perfect, and mine's terrible. Hawkeye7 (talk) 08:17, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
    I'll be honoured to work on the articles! The most complicated thing will be to figure out the frwiki versions of the various templates used. ;)  · Salvidrim! ·  14:43, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
    Hawkeye7 - Haven't had time to delve into this but I'm keeping this thread unarchived as a reminder. :)  · Salvidrim! ·  17:52, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG[edit]

Hey Salv. Just letting you know that the article you requested on the Requests boards was made. Don't know if it'll be expanded beyond its current condition but its made now. GamerPro64 21:24, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) You wanted a Vita RPG article to be made and you didn't come to me?!  ;) Sergecross73 msg me 21:36, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
Yay!! Do either of you want me to send you a scan of the article in Nintendo Force?  · Salvidrim! ·  21:53, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

French request[edit]

Hey Salv, could you help me with a French request? I think we need OTRS confirmation of identity for File:Alternative Libertaire 1984 6.jpg. The uploader's claim to authorship is believable, but I'd like to have confirmation from an official address on file in case it's ever challenged. But the user only speaks le français. What do you think, and could you help? czar 17:16, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

From reading the editor's userpage, and other discussions elsewhere (including the talk page of their frwiki article), it appears there is not the shadow of a doubt amongst frwiki's community that the editor is in fact Roger Noël (aka Babar), a well-known Belgian militant and editor. Basically what you want is a confirmation that the account does in fact belong to this person (like we would require to unblock enwiki accounts blocked for "famous-uname")? I don't think that's necessary, although I understand why it would be helpful in the case of future discussion. That being said, judging by the quantity of talk page messages on his commons talk page about deletion of files where evidence of permission was requested to be sent to OTRS, I strongly doubt he'll comply with a request for identity confirmation. On enwiki we would be able to compel him to by blocking the account to protect his name, but frwiki is a different ballgame altogether. But he's definitely a fascinating militant and activist character :)  · Salvidrim! ·  17:28, 6 January 2017 (UTC)
Wasn't looking for punitive action—just didn't want works attributed to "Roger Noel" to be deleted in the future if an editor challenged whether the uploader was indeed the figure. I just found Ticket:2013082210006422—does this work for confirmation of identity, or is it only for specific images? czar 17:46, 6 January 2017 (UTC)
It's specifically for that image and comes from a general e-mail (Orange is France's Verizon, so to speak), so it doesn't really add anything to what's already on-wiki. Plus, he's been fighting in AUTOBIO/auto-promo debates for years about his frwiki articles, there are other editors who obliquely mention knowing him off-wiki... I'm absolutely convinced it is him. Whether or not that would stand up to scrutiny in a commons deletion request.... probably depends on the weather. :p  · Salvidrim! ·  17:54, 6 January 2017 (UTC)


Hello Salvidrim!. I applied for UTRS access on 7 January but am still waiting for approval. Do you know how long it usually takes? Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 05:45, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, now  approved. Unfortunately there is currently no "alert" for new account requests and we haven't yet put in place a way to disallow non-admins from requesting accounts, which we why we still require manual account activation. I've done it for you right now so let me know if you have any questions. At some point in the future we're already planning migrating to an OAuth login system where admins would be able to login to UTRS without needing to "sign up" for a separate account, and it will also prevent any non-admins from attempting to get UTRS access. :)  · Salvidrim! ·  14:24, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

On this day, 4 years ago...[edit]

Wikipedia Administrator.svg Wishing Salvidrim! a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Mz7 (talk) 04:27, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
Goddamn it already? I'm sure Wikipedia is the cause of at least a few of the grey hairs that have been slowly infesting my head... ;)  · Salvidrim! ·  06:25, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

The Wikipedian[edit]

Hey Salv. Have you read this article on the Top Ten Wikipedia Stories of 2016. I noticed they mentioned you in it. GamerPro64 04:04, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

  • Thanks! I'm a reader of The Wikipedia so would've surely stumbled on that eventually. :)  · Salvidrim! ·  13:53, 17 January 2017 (UTC)


Ah, sorry. Didn't realize. --JustBerry (talk) 04:54, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

  • Don't apologize. You couldn't have known, and even if you did, pinging me was absolutely the right thing to do. I appreciate the notification regardless. :)  · Salvidrim! ·  05:15, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

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  •  Done  · Salvidrim! ·  02:14, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

Your closing of PeopleEater143 SPI[edit]

The IP address is definitely still editing. (talk · contribs), (talk · contribs), 2600:387:3:805:0:0:0:56 (talk · contribs) and 2600:387:3:803:0:0:0:7F (talk · contribs) all appear to be the same editor, editing the same topics (Wild Love (Cashmere Cat album), The Ride (Nelly Furtado album), All Your Fault: Pt. 1) with the same battleground mentality, the same mobile edits, the same recent pop music articles that was pointed out in a filing under one of their previous incarnations, Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Smoore95GAGA (it was previously pointed out elsewhere that the IPs and blocked accounts have had similar edit summaries, and targets, as one of their favourites is Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, as several of 73.81 IPs have edited there, and several of the accounts blocked under Smoore95GAGA edited there). I would open another SPI, but that one sat there for over a month and that's why the IP addresses are now stale; because they are now using different ones. Ss112 22:57, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

The first and best thing might be to get the articles SPP'ed. If he broadens to other articles we can think about a rangeblock.  · Salvidrim! ·  15:21, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Turbomedia translation[edit]

As discussed on Discord, I'd be very grateful if you'd translate this article, or even just parts of it: [1]. Of course, there's no hurry :) ~Mable (chat) 15:06, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

"Le Turbo Media, c'est quoi?" [Turbo Media, what is it?] (jpg). Coyote magazine (fr) (in French). Vol. 38. Studio Venezzia Médias. April–June 2011. p. 117. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
Turbo Media, what is it?

Goodbye to the old scanned pages and make way for interacttion: the reader is now the sole master of his reading experience. Turbo Media is the new concept of digital narration of the 'bande dessinée'. Interview with two of the movement's authors....

BALAK and MALEC are both storyboardists and animators. One in France, the other in Japan. In 2009, BALAK, in opposition to all the editors offering static online content without reader interaction, wishes to find another way to do BD on the web. And because he knows how to maximize the benefits of storyboarding and animation, he quickly finds how to give readers the keys that control everything. Turbo Media is thus created. Since then, others have joined him (BARTH, GAME B). MALEC is the most recent arrival, with his BD blog built entirely according to this concept, in which he tells his stories and dreams. We met with both of them so that they can tell us about Turbo Media.

  • > What is Turbo Media?

B. : It originated from the constatation that B.D. for computer or telephone screens were very disappointing. They are either scanned boards uploaded online, or gimmicky effects are added to them like sound, voice or movement.... without taking into consideration the impact of narration on the read, which is the very essence of storytelling. The too numerous "multimedia" options end up drowning out the essential element: telling a story. With GOBI, we were frustrated by using terms like "digital" or "interactive" BD, which didn't quite fit the spirit of what it was. So we named it Turbo media. Therefore, it is more a process, or a state of mind, than a revolution as I've read people call it. Technically, it doesn't bring anything to the table, it's a set of rules that we set ourselves with a simple "gameplay": the reader clicks to the right and progresses within the story while remaining the master of his reading experience. This aspect opens up a lot of narrative opportunities.

M. : Turbo media is a simple and very intuitive way of reading a story in a digital format. Fusing an elementary and clear interface with a format allowing us to tell rich stories. It's a pretty snub toward digital BD stuffed with useless gimmicks where the container completely eclipses the content. There are no special effects firing in every direction just to say "look, it's digital" but instead the interface is put in service of the narration.

  • > Which software do you use to produce these Turbo medias?

B. : We use Flash, because it is the most convenient software to shape the content and storyboard it directly. Some prefer storyboarding on paper and then drawing in Flash, some storyboard directly in Flash then draw on paper and scan everything to then recompose it in Flash. Even with Powerpoint we could do Turbo media. A buddy of mine is working on dedicated software to allow us to leave Flash behind. But it's still a work in progress.

  • > Will to go talk about Turbo media at the San Diego Comic Con?

B. : Normally yea. It's a bit of an amusing turn of events, because it was 2009's horrible "motion comics" presentation from Marvel at the Comic Con (with the scanned BD of Ave Comics) which finalization my convicion to do my own little demos...

 Done, @Maplestrip:! You can copy the "cite magazine" template from the collapse header for in-article citations, it's completed.  · Salvidrim! ·  17:44, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
In case it wasn't clear yet from the Discord chat, thanks you a lot! I owe you! ~Mable (chat) 17:58, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

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He was the one causing the vandalism on it, not me. Can you please ban him, he's the one that keeps removing Charles Martinet's filmography and vandalizing it, without a reason. He doesn't explain it in his edit summeries, he's doing it on purpose as harassment. (talk) 21:14, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) He's a long-term, experienced editor, in good standing with community. I find it hard to believe that, after years of constructive editing, he just started vandalizing random articles. A summary like this is either dishonest, or not very well thought out... Sergecross73 msg me 21:48, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
  • You are both involved in a content dispute over whether it is appropriate to include an unreferenced filmography into Charles Martinet's article. Edit warring is never appropriate and I've protected the page. You are welcome to start a talk page discussion on the article's talk page. You can find guidance here: WP:BRD.  · Salvidrim! ·  21:56, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
I think you can unprotect my talk page. I'm not all that bothered if they want to post rubbish there. I can ignore it. --The1337gamer (talk) 08:31, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

Nintendo Power[edit]

Hey Salvidrim, I saw your name on the list of people who have access to Nintendo Power. Do you happen to have issues from 2003 and 2004? I'm working on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and am looking for the Wind Waker review in April 2003, issue 167, p. 132, and/or the article on the "Nintendo Power Awards" from June 2004, issue 180. Thanks,--Cúchullain t/c 03:13, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

Unfortunately not! My parents subscribed when I was a kid (mid-90s) but these issues are lost in time, and I've only re-subscribed by myself in 2010. Sorry! :)  · Salvidrim! ·  04:06, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
No worries, thanks for checking!--Cúchullain t/c 13:45, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

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I reinstated the image myself, because I would love to see this image stay in the article. I don't know if my changes were enough, however. Salvidrim, I assume you have the source of this image (Apocalypse Culture) - could you write something about the image in its description using the source? ~Mable (chat) 18:40, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
I avoided reinstating because I was currently discussing it with Hullaballoo Wolfowitz and wanted to avoid the appearance of warring (I skipped the R part of BRD :p) but I do agree it should remain and am hoping HW can either agree or convince me otherwise. ;)  · Salvidrim! ·  18:54, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Keep local[edit]

Semi-related to User talk:Fastily#File:Symbol template class.svg; Would you use your administrator glasses to see if any of the following local files contained {{keep local}} or {{keep local high-risk}} before they were deleted for me?:

If you do so, thanks in advance. Best Regards, — Godsy (TALKCONT) 04:52, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Godsy: They all did except File:Example.gif, File:Wikinews-logo-51px.png, and all from the same batch of edits by Anomie in October 2011, "{{Keep local high-risk|reason=it is one of the 100 most-used files on the English Wikipedia}}"

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Unkind question[edit]

Hi, I have a question that will sound mean-spirited, but I figure I should ask it. If there's an editor with an exceptionally high rate for having their poor articles deleted, is it possible to have a community discussion that encourages editors to comb through their created pages, to see which ones should be nominated for deletion? The premise sounds very much like a witch hunt, but I am musing if there is merit when it concerns editors with poor judgment. DARTHBOTTO talkcont 17:52, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

Please send me, privately, what editor you're talking about.  · Salvidrim! ·  19:08, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

Brash Games[edit]

Hey, in case you miss it, I started a VG/RS discussion about Brash Games per your request. Sam Walton (talk) 13:00, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, and sorry if it seems like I'm making you jumps through hoops. :p  · Salvidrim! ·  13:14, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
No it's no problem - I was going to take it there initially but when I saw there were only 10 reviews I assumed no one would care :D Sam Walton (talk) 13:16, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
It just so happened to be the only PS4 review of Art of Balance I found and I'm kinda proud of having completed the Shin'en set (although with or without Brash it'd clearly survive AfD).  · Salvidrim! ·  17:26, 18 April 2017 (UTC)


Almost nothing on this website is worth getting that upset over; even if this is an exception, nothing good can come from burning that many bridges in one post. Please remove that last before the Clerks jump on it and make it a big deal, as a favor to me. I'll buy you a virtual beer if you do. --Floquenbeam (talk) 18:42, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

*sighs*  · Salvidrim! ·  18:44, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, I'd say that that comment was something to be less proud of than the one from two years ago. Thank you for removing it. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 16:12, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png As promised. Thanks. Floquenbeam (talk) 18:45, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
  • I think I'm gonna need something stronger. Thankfully I have some rum nearby. ;D  · Salvidrim! ·  18:45, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
To be honest, I don't remember that particular person. But last year - or maybe 2015, I can't recall - I had a slightly similar visceral response to an unblock of someone else, so I do know the feeling. Just best not to pay too high a price for momentary anger. Believe it or not, Arbs are just fallible humans trying to do the best they can. People get tricked into giving too many chances all the time around here. If you see any resumption of bad behavior that led to the ban, let me know and I'll be willing to reblock indef. --Floquenbeam (talk) 18:50, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
I'm not angry at his unblock, I'm enraged at his very existence.  · Salvidrim! ·  19:04, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
I understand that feeling, too. --Floquenbeam (talk) 19:07, 21 April 2017 (UTC)