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Nomination for deletion of Template:Irony mark[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Irony mark has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page.  Gadget850 talk 23:11, 7 March 2015 (UTC)


User talk:Alanyst/sandbox/reliability disclaimer#Proposal

I was sorry to see the irony mark go. I thought it was gorgeous. I try to avoid irony here, so couldn't find any examples I could use it on to argue for "keep". Is that something you came up with, or is it a universal symbol? --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 06:44, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

I found one. [1] --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 06:54, 3 April 2015 (UTC)


Discussion relating to my successful request for a return of access to the admin toolkit can be found at WP:BN and at WT:AC/N (those links to be converted to archive links when available).  — Scott talk 18:34, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Ooh! Thank you, I completely forgot :-)  — Scott talk 18:08, 30 November 2015 (UTC)


Hi Scott,

I hope you will accept my late apology for going too far in the bureaucrat’s noticeboard discussion. My comment about attack dogs was uncalled for and is not based on evidence of any action on your part. The tangent was far away from the point I hoped to make, which though difficult, could and should have been kept civil and on the basis of good faith. I should have returned to this earlier in the week regardless of current "real life" pressures.

Thanks -- (talk) 21:04, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi @: very much accepted. You could have sent it to me by email, but chose to make it here. That was a big thing of you to do. Thank you.  — Scott talk 00:28, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
@: Quick question... would you be okay with striking the comment before it gets archived? Best wishes.  — Scott talk 13:34, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done -- (talk) 14:53, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Tools returned[edit]

Per my post at WP:BN, I have returned your tools to you. I look forward to several years of me having absolutely no cause to regret doing this. Good luck. --Dweller (talk) 12:43, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Cheers. Just wait until those several years are up, then all hell's going to break loose.  — Scott talk 13:31, 6 July 2015 (UTC) that's a joke, kids

This talk page - a request[edit]

I couldn't help noticing when I came here that you're all tangled up with your page redirects. Please could you tidy it up, perhaps using your shiny new tools? --Dweller (talk) 09:51, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

You're going to need to be more specific.  — Scott talk 10:38, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
Your talk page, conventionally, would be at User talk:Scott. There's a redirect from there. On talk pages, we visitors get a helpful "+" symbol at the top of the page to help us create new sections, which isn't present when we visit a page in someone else's userpages, like this one. I'm not sure why discomforting us helps your campaign against Flow, but I do note that a couple of weeks ago you mentioned "until I make something more convenient" and I was hoping you might be gently nudged into making something more convenient. :-) --Dweller (talk) 11:55, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
The new section link can be added. –xenotalk 12:19, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, xeno; that's a magic word I wasn't familiar with. Dweller - I'll be resuscitating my talk page archives quite soon.  — Scott talk 12:23, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Superduper, well done both of you. --Dweller (talk) 12:30, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

@Dweller: Done!  — Scott talk 18:35, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

A40 road in London[edit]

Ah, you're back. Never seen that article before, it does look a bunch of unsourced original research duplicating several articles, but I fear if I sent it to AfD, a bunch of trolls will come out of the woodwork screaming their heads off for reasons well documented in Wikipediocracy some time back. On that note, I did think about joining the forums a while ago but never got round to it; given what's just happened to you I'm glad I didn't as it would have probably train-wrecked my RfA. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:34, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Damnit, I thought this was about the Sidcup Bypass (A20) and got excited for a minute.... Only in death does duty end (talk) 11:51, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
If I can think of anything exciting to write about the Sidcup Bypass (other than "well at least we haven't hit a traffic jam yet"), I'll let you know. Meanwhile, this is the reason I'm looking at Oxford Street at the mo. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:53, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
Congratulations Ritchie, that's great news. Well, since you've gotten that out of the way, I suppose there's nothing stopping you signing up if you wanted to. I reckon you'd be a good person to have around.
And yeah, that article seems a bit dodge, especially since its creator got blocked back in 2008. I do know they say "AfD is not Articles for Improvement" but really, that happens all the time, doesn't it? If it brings it to the attention of the roads people, then at least they'll sort out any factual inaccuracies.  — Scott talk 11:54, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
I think you mentioned it on WO, but it's strange how I am not generally considered a "roads person" yet I have been in charge and done key amounts of software development for one of the largest road fan sites in the world. Must be because I take the piss too often. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:06, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
No kidding! I actually just added a SABRE link to that article.... For what it's worth, I'm firmly in the "roads are of interest" camp. There are are however a lot of problems with much of the road coverage here, in my opinion, mainly in relation to notability and detail level.  — Scott talk 12:20, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
I am dipping my toe back into road transport articles, having racked up a few GAs like Bond Street and Piccadilly recently. I seem to recall Peter Damian complaining A466 road was crap (and having a look it just now, he's right) - I could probably rewrite it with the appropriate books, but I'm telling you now if I get any hassle over pointless roadgeek or template crap, such as what received perfectly fair criticism at WPO, I will drop it like a stone. I have more than enough other things in my life to get on with. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 16:46, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
Ears going red Peter Damian (talk) 18:28, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
Interesting though that Bond Street was in this state until only recently. Well done. Peter Damian (talk) 18:32, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Here's a pie!!![edit]

A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg
Steel1943 has given you a fresh pie! Pies promote WikiLove and hopefully this one has made your day better. Spread the WikiLove by giving someone else a fresh pie, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend.

Welcome back!!! I thought I was seeing things when I noticed you commenting somewhere (cannot remember where that was right now.) I saw what happened about a year or so ago, so I hope all is well ... or at least better. Steel1943 (talk) 21:24, 18 August 2015 (UTC)


Saw the recent one you did and ticked off at Wikipedia:WikiProject History Merge/01. You're right that those first couple of pages are pretty boring, but I don't mind doing them sometimes because it's basically automatic as opposed to most histmerges which require at least a little bit of thinking. Anyway, on to why I'm posting here – you might be interested in Special:MergeHistory. It only works for the really simple ones that were done by a clear cut-and-paste move and didn't have an initial redirect at the target location, but when it does fit it's much simpler than moving the pages back and forth. Jenks24 (talk) 14:52, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

@Jenks24: Thanks! I had actually forgotten that that tool exists... I remember when it was created but not enabled for a long time, and have never actually used it. I'll give it a go on one of the early merges shortly.  — Scott talk 14:54, 29 September 2015 (UTC)


requires a post here as well. Doug Weller (talk) 17:10, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

If you can't see the problem with that, there's not much anyone can do for you.  — Scott talk 12:04, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject template redirects[edit]

Hi again. A year ago you said you might get me an updated version of the list. Is there any chance that you'll do? I asked Ladsgroup to help too but we are not even sure how you created it! PiRSquared17 never replied neither. Please please please help me with this one. -- Magioladitis (talk) 16:38, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

@Magioladitis: If you want, I can do it. πr2 (tc) 00:07, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
Does this work for you? Sorry for taking a year to do this. I haven't been doing my Wikimedia duties very well for several months. PS, glad to see you're back, Scott. πr2 (tc) 00:24, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
PiRSquared17 that's great! Can someone please convert this table? I think GoingBatty would be interested about this list too! -- Magioladitis (talk) 04:43, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
@Magioladitis and PiRSquared17: Hello! Magioladitis, as you may now have noticed your request last year came just before I had to take a long break from this place. But, now that I am back I'll be delighted to produce an updated table. Pi, thanks for the welcome back, and thanks also for the fresh data. Perhaps I'll actually get around to my long-threatened setting up of a database clone now, so I can run queries myself.... M, stay tuned for an update.  — Scott talk 10:49, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Ladsgroup created User:Ladsgroup/WikiProject template redirects. I think now statistics should be a piece of cake. -- Magioladitis (talk) 19:26, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

After the statistics is ready we may be able to use a bot to orphan all the redirects with very few transclusions to reduce complexity. Especially, all these templates with WikiProject/WP, apart from a very few, could be orphaned to reduce confusions and favor standardisation. @Bgwhite: too. -- Magioladitis (talk) 19:29, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

@Magioladitis: Will you still be maintaining User:Magioladitis/WikiProjects? GoingBatty (talk) 23:41, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
GoingBatty Ofcourse. I need help to update it though. I think we could use Battybot to standardise banner names while it adds/removes WPB shells. Can you please help? -- Magioladitis (talk) 06:00, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
@Magioladitis: Doing... with the bot starting with the redirects with the largest numbers of transclusions, while I'm manually working on those with the smallest number of transclusions. GoingBatty (talk) 20:16, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
GoingBatty Feel free to update the wikikproject script in case some redirects are not covered by it! -- Magioladitis (talk) 20:23, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

PiRSquared17 can you please run the script once more? I did a lot of work this week. -- Magioladitis (talk) 16:21, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Magioladitis: Here you go. Also, ones beginning with "WP" (I somehow neglected them last time). By the way, you can run these queries yourself if you want on Quarry. πr2 (tc) 03:10, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

I have an updated version. How do we create the statistics now? -- Magioladitis (talk) 21:45, 29 November 2015 (UTC)


Thank you for that, Scott.Peter Damian (talk) 23:02, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

@Peter Damian: You're most welcome. It's to this site's shame that it wasn't done immediately on your unblock. As you can see I've started an AN discussion requesting that the account blocks also be lifted. It may be helpful if you could drop a brief comment on it to confirm that you have no need for or intention of using any other accounts now that your current account is in good standing.  — Scott talk 11:37, 8 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks again. I have commented at AN, indicating preference for unblock. Peter Damian (talk) 12:27, 8 November 2015 (UTC)
And thanks again for the socks! Peter Damian (talk) 20:12, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
It's nice to have finally ironed that out. Happy editing!  — Scott talk 23:17, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
Heh... I ironed your socks.  — Scott talk 23:18, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
Heh Peter Damian (talk) 18:31, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the Invitation[edit]

Thanks, Scott, for the invitation to the Ten Year Society, for which I see just adding the template enters me into the category (and, presumably, the Society) automatically. I've read your user page, so I take this invitation as a high compliment (especially since I do not recall that we ever crossed Wiki-paths before now), recognition that I am one of those Wikipedians who do their best to make this a better place. I certainly try, for what one user's modest efforts can do. As for your own case, given your extreme dissatisfaction, I'm glad you stayed on. For every disgruntled editor who leaves, the overall problem just becomes that much worse. Regards, Alan W (talk) 17:37, 28 November 2015 (UTC)