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Gwin poeth sbeislyd i chi ...[edit]

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... gan yr hen Gymro; rwy'n gobeithio eich bod wedi cael gwyliau Nadolig gwych ac rwy'n dymuno 2019 heddychlon i chi!
That is Welsh and translates to:
Spicy hot wine for you from the old Welshman; I hope you have had a great Christmas holiday and I wish you a peaceful 2019!
Thank you for your excellent work on the 'pedia.

Sincerely, Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 11:22, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
@Gareth Griffith-Jones: Google Translate tells me a proper response is: Diolch yn fawr iawn. Ac i chi hefyd. My own kin are more likely to have responded (in an accent not unlike that of Blanche Dubois): "Thank you kindly, sir. I wish you the same as well." Likely with the offer of a glass of rye whiskey. Or maybe moonshine, depending on the relative. :-)
Happy editing into 2019 and beyond! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 11:39, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Music[edit]

Aloha, Can you help me finalize a music page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Allanbcool (talkcontribs) 13:08, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

@Allanbcool: Not sure - what are you looking for, exactly? --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 18:17, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

I'm looking to finalize and move Draft:Kalani Pe'a into the live space. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Allanbcool (talkcontribs) 08:51, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

2019[edit]

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Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht

Happy 2019 -

begin it with music and memories

Thank you for your help last year, and your good wishes! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:50, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: Thank you kindly - back atcha. :-) Happy editing in 2019 and beyond! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 18:18, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
Please check out "Happy" once more, for a smile, and sharing (a Nobel Peace Prize), and resolutions. I wanted that for 1 January, but then wasn't sad about having our music pictured instead. Not too late for resolutions, New Year or not. DYK that he probably kept me on Wikipedia, back in 2012? By the line (which brought him to my attention, and earned the first precious in br'erly style) that I added to my editnotice, in fond memory? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:48, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: Very nice. Sorry for the delayed response - been enjoying Adriana Lecouvreur at the movie theater today. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 04:28, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Social reformers[edit]

Hi Ser. I just created Category:American social reformers and Category:British social reformers. I then moved the appropriate women out of Category:Social reformers into these subcats, and did minor editing, talkpage updates, Wikidata updates, as needed on those articles. The main cat is still full of people who should be moved into the newly-created subcats or into Category:Indian social reformers, which was previously created by someone else. I was wondering if you felt inclined to do this cat refine work via AWB, but no worries if you are busy with other things. Let me add that if you felt inclined to create Category:Germany social reformers, Category:Australian social reformers, and/or Category:New Zealand social reformers, there are a few articles which would could populate those subcats. --Rosiestep (talk) 21:59, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

@Rosiestep: Sure thing. I've got one task in front of it, but I'll get to it shortly. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:27, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, Ser; an no rush. --Rosiestep (talk) 01:38, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
@Rosiestep: All done. Created Category:French social reformers as well. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:56, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Well done! Thank you for going the extra mile. :) --Rosiestep (talk) 02:08, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
@Rosiestep: Anything for you. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:11, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Why cannot a TED talk be used as a reference?[edit]

Dear Ser Amantio di Nicolao, Why were Russell Targ's two TED talks (one banned, and one approved) deleted from his article? What can I do to insure there inclusion? Can you offer any direction? Or are TED talks just taboo? Please reply soon. Miistermagico (talk) 06:22, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

@Miistermagico: I did not remove the references, so I don't know the rationale. I would recommend contacting the deleting editor for more information. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 06:23, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Nicoletta Orsomando: 90 y.o. today!!![edit]

Dearest Ser Amantio di Nicolao, how are you? Me fine, here we seems to live in Igloos, ah ah ah!!!

Well, I've opened this page, and I ask you some minutes, please, to read it and correct my poor mistakes.

Thanks a lot for your co-operation and have a nice week end!

Rei Momo (talk) 08:34, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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hello from Richmond!

TubbyCat (talk) 16:26, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

@TubbyCat: Hey, thanks - sorry for missing this yesterday. Nice city, Richmond - whereabouts are you? My father's a native, from way back when. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 04:24, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Takenori Nemoto[edit]

Hi Ser Amantio di Nicolao, Looks like someone deleted the categories which you added for Takenori Nemoto. Since the deletion tag, I have added some content (only several hours of my time). Please add the categories back. :) SWP13 (talk) 20:07, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

@SWP13: Thanks for the alert - I think I got everything. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 04:23, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

>> You're welcome and thanks! If you know any good French-to-English translator, help is needed to keep Nemoto from deletion. SWP13 (talk) 04:31, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

@SWP13: I speak French, actually, but I'm not sure I have the patience for a full translation. I'll try to take a look either later tonight or tomorrow and see what I can think of. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 04:32, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

>>Oh Wow! Just a list a few awards should be sufficient. Your few mins can save someone. Ha. Ha. Please!! SWP13 (talk) 04:35, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

@SWP13: OK. I'll do that in a little while. I'll also add the list of recordings...that should help. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 04:36, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Leslie Howard and possibly others?[edit]

Hi,

you added the category of "Male actors of German descent"...check the edit log and what I've written there...if it is not by location, but by ethnicity, please undo other similar cases. Thank You(KIENGIR (talk) 16:03, 14 January 2019 (UTC))

+ update Hedy Lamarr, check the edit log, more problematic...Thanks(KIENGIR (talk) 16:10, 14 January 2019 (UTC))
@KIENGIR: Hrmm. Interesting...not something I would have expected when I ran the edits. Thanks for alerting. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 18:26, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

James Ernest Perring[edit]

...was, as far as I know, a male singer, composer, and vocal teacher. You have twice put him into female categories... is something not set right? Easy to correct, of course, as long as someone is watching the page. Brianyoumans (talk) 19:37, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

@Brianyoumans: He has been placed in the category Category:English operatic sopranos, that's why. I'm not sure it's quite apposite, given the description - we must have a category for treble singers, which is what I would assume he was. That's the source of the issue. Thanks for spotting - I honestly wouldn't have expected to find him there. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 19:46, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
I believe he was a notable boy soprano, that's the problem. Brianyoumans (talk) 19:48, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
@Brianyoumans: Well, we have Category:Boy sopranos, which isn't associated with Category:Sopranos in any way, it seems. That ought to fill the bill, it seems to me. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 19:49, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Oh, good! I was just going to suggest that as a fix, but of course it already exists. I probably put him in the wrong category to begin with. Well, mystery solved. Brianyoumans (talk) 19:51, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
@Brianyoumans: Don't worry about it. Category trees are often...less than intuitive, shall we say, in my experience. I've made more errors than I can count in my time here. I can go ahead and make the requisite changes in a few minutes - meantime, happy editing! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 19:53, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Women artist sub-categories[edit]

Why do you keep moving women artists into "women"-specific sub-categories and leaving male (and presumably intersex/non-gender binary) artists in the main category? It just sends the message that a default artist is male and women are a sub-category. I created Category:Native American male artists because of your Category:Native American women artists, but it's a time suck to do this for every category where women are removed and men are left. Yuchitown (talk) 17:01, 17 January 2019 (UTC)Yuchitown

@Yuchitown: I'm not moving anyone into the subcategories. Copying, yes, but not moving. Every woman in one of the women artist categories should be in one of the proper diffusing subcategories as well; if I've made the mistake of doing otherwise please let me know and I'll fix it. And yes, I have also been trying to do so for men, as well, when I have the chance - see Category:American male painters and the like. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 17:06, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
There's Category:Women potters, there's no Category:Men potters or Category:Male potters; there's Category:Women ceramists, there's no Category:Men ceramists or Category:Male ceramists, etc. etc. Why do women specifically need to be subcatted by gender when it's clearly not universal? Yuchitown (talk)Yuchitown
@Yuchitown: It is universal. It's just going to take a long time to catch up, especially as there are so few editors working on the subject. If nobody else does, I'll likely get around to creating those categories when I have a moment to populate them. As to the two categories you mention, I created neither of them. I would recommend taking any further, broader questions to Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 03:49, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
Or perhaps maybe all women artists don't need to be shoved into a subcat? Yuchitown (talk) 23:40, 18 January 2019 (UTC)Yuchitown
@Yuchitown: Address it with Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red, then. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa.

Draft:Christine_Mitchell[edit]

Could you take a look at the Draft:Christine_Mitchell, plese? We need some help. MaynardClark (talk) 05:02, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

Redesigning Wikipedia Spam Defenses[edit]

Hello,

I’m King, a current Junior at Stanford University. You’ve spent many years on Wikipedia and you also mentioned that you have created bots to do mundane work. I am curious what you think about the current system of flagging articles and issues and how it could be optimized. Maybe Machine Learning tools could be implemented? I can also be reached at iamking-at-stanford-dt-edu. (Formatted weirdly to protect myself from bots) Would love to hear from you either on Wikipedia talk or via email. Thank you for your time!

P.S. I grew up using Wikipedia and would love to have the opportunity to contribute back to this community-powered knowledge base. Speaking with you would be greatly advantageous. Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kingalandydy (talkcontribs) 04:43, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

Premio Simpatia[edit]

Hi, dearest Ser Amantio di Nicolao, how are you? Me fine, here there's toooo cold!

I0ve opened this little page, and I ask, please, 4 minutes of your time to read it and correct my mistakes.

Thanks a lot and have a nice week end.

Rei Momo (talk) 16:01, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Natacha Rambova[edit]

Why have you reverted my category of 'Egyptologist', but not 'American Egyptologist', which you have allowed to remain? Valetude (talk) 10:19, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

@Valetude: There's no need for the article to be in both categories, as Category:American Egyptologists is a subcategory of Category:Egyptologists. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 18:08, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Drummers[edit]

You seem to have added the "drummers" category to a lot of artists who aren't known as drummers ([1][2][3]...) Can you please check your script and undo all these changes? Thanks! Fram (talk) 07:29, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

It looks as if you simply took your list for the prevuious category (guitarists) and added "drummers" to the same people, which in most cases isn't correct of course. Fram (talk) 07:36, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

@Fram: Really odd. It's not quite a one-on-one match, as I did some spot-checks, and they were accurate. I'm not quite sure how it happened - let me do a little fiddling around to see what went wrong. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 09:34, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
@Fram: Found the problem...or rather, the set of problems. Should be fixed now - I'm removing the erroneous category, and will be returning to add the category in the correct places soon. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 09:43, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! Fram (talk) 09:44, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
@Fram: No, thank you - not sure I'd have spotted it without another pair of eyes. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 09:45, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

What is the problem with my edit:

1990s[edit]

− In 1999, Grandmaster Flash recorded with DJ Tomekk and Flavour Flav the single 1,_2,_3,_Rhymes_Galore. The single stayed for 17 weeks in the TOP ten of the German charts.


?? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Emil Ecrivain (talkcontribs) 21:58, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

@Emil Ecrivain: I'm not the one who reverted it - I'd ask User:Ascribe4 instead. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 22:12, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Emil Ecrivain (talkcontribs) 22:27, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

@Emil Ecrivain: Any time. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Happy editing! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 22:29, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hello, I noticed you contributed to Ashley Clements' wiki and I wanted to say thank you for these contributions. I have directed her in two film projects and admit I don't completely understand what gets included or not included on wiki, but really appreciate your help to promote independent creators and their projects! With respect and gratitude, Brendan Bradley NonTransferableFilm.com, SONAseries.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.25.175.66 (talk) 23:01, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Repo Man (film)[edit]

Seeing your work on the Repo Man (film), I thought I'd alert you to this discussion, Wikipedia:Files_for_discussion/2019_January_23#File:Repo_Man_CD_cover.jpg. Cheers. --evrik (talk) 15:45, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

Derrick Lee Foward[edit]

Good Day Scott User:Ser Amantio di Nicolao, I saw your interview today and it was great. I need some assistance writing an article on "Derrick Lee Foward" that some of the other Wikipedia editors keep on deleting. ForeverJustice (talk) 16:47, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Civil Rights Activist[edit]

Good Day Scott User:Ser Amantio di Nicolao, I saw your interview today on CBS and it was great. I need some assistance writing an article on Civil Rights Activist "Derrick Lee Foward" that some of the other Wikipedia editors keep on deleting. ForeverJustice (talk) 16:52, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Nice[edit]

  • "Meet the man behind a third of what's on Wikipedia". CBS News. 2019-01-26.

--evrik (talk) 18:29, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

@Evrik: I just came here to post that, but I guess you beat me to it --DannyS712 (talk) 09:01, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
@Evrik: and @DannyS712: glad you enjoyed. Sorry for the delayed response, but I've been in and out all day. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 09:18, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
Ser Amantio di Nicolao congratulations. :) Siddiqsazzad001 <Talk/> 18:12, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
@Siddiqsazzad001: Thanks very much - glad you liked it. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 19:10, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

February 2019 at Women in Red[edit]

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--Rosiestep (talk) 20:10, 26 January 2019 (UTC) via MassMessaging

CBS[edit]

The most prolific editor of Wikipedia is honored as one of "The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet" by Time, covered by The Washington Post, and now interviewed by CBS News, yet we still don't have an article about him on Wikipedia? I read the AFD discussion, and things like DOB aren't required; e.g. see Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight. IMHO, the joke is on Wikipedia that your bio is missing from it. This isn't exactly a replication of the Donna Strickland/Nobel Prize fiasco, but there must be a logical reason why I'm thinking about that. Anyway, #proudofyou. --Rosiestep (talk) 19:42, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

@Rosiestep: Thank you kindly *blush*. I certainly don't think that I belong in the same category as Donna Strickland...far from it. But I'm grateful for the kind words, always. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 03:18, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Jumping in here to extend my congratulations as well. I agree that you deserve an article given your press coverage but, given your previous vote to delete, will not be the one to begin it. If you change your mind, though, I am sure there are plenty of us who would be willing to help out. --Slugger O'Toole (talk) 02:50, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

@Slugger O'Toole: Awfully kind of you - thanks very much. Glad you enjoyed...it was fun. Happy editing! :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:54, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
I also just saw that interview. Congratulations. Well deserved praise. Thanks for making Wikipedia an interesting place 180.155.53.99 (talk) 03:47, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
@180.155.53.99: Thanks very much - glad you liked it. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 05:16, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Well done for the publicity, but at some point, someone like you should actually correct the assertion that "One man is behind 1/3 of what's on Wikipedia" because that's clearly completely fallacious. This is an encyclopedia, and any kind of claim that you are responsible for 1/3 of the content is [citation needed] territory. I mean, enjoy the five minutes, but to do so without acknowledging that the headline is bullshit is somewhat disingenuous. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:20, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

@The Rambling Man: I actually had no idea what the headline would be until the piece went live. I might drop a note to the producer about that when I'm home. It bothered me a bit, but by now I'm used to the press getting things wrong. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 21:57, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
TRM: If it had been me, I would have assumed that any Wikipedia editor with a month of experience and an IQ north of 90 would have recognized it as hyperbolic click-bait not requiring my disavowal. If someone had then come to my talk page and accused me of being somewhat disingenuous, my reply would have been considerably less polite.
My brother emailed me a link to the CBS article with the comment, "You’ve no doubt encountered this guy." I informed him that wasn't the case, illustrating both the vastness of the wiki landscape and my narrow scope of interest. I also said, "Poor guy, I doubt he can interest anybody in a game of Trivial Pursuit." ―Mandruss  02:50, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
Late to this part: I am happy that I met you, Ser Amantio, one of the first people here, attracted by a user name from my favourite opera, and acknowledged in 2012, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Quality Article Improvement/Precious#Ser Amantio di Nicolao. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:14, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
@Mandruss: Eh...Wikipedia editors might have seen it for what it is, but to be fair there are people taking it at face value: I've looked at a couple of the Reddit threads (which, really, I shouldn't be doing) and there are a smattering of posts going down that path. Which are being set straight by other readers, yes...even so, the point's well-taken. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 05:57, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
If TRM meant that you should do said acknowledging off-wiki for the benefit of the wiki-ignorant, I retract my comment. That wasn't how I read it. ―Mandruss  07:43, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
I must agree with TRM here. I find the entire thing to be misleading. Also, leaving out that millions of your edits are automated edits really changes the narrative, don't you think? In reality, it drowns out the amount of great work you do perform as it is all buried under pages and pages of needless category shuffling. Nihlus 09:51, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
@Nihlus: Well, you're not wrong. And I did discuss AWB in the interview...I even offered a demonstration of how it worked. Unfortunately barely any of it made it into the final product. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 15:36, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Congrats[edit]

I saw your interview on CBS and would like to extend my congrats. Editing Wikipedia is so fun and you hit it right on the head about making knowledge free. Congrats again from South Dakota. Goveganplease (talk) 02:56, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

@Goveganplease: Thanks very much - glad you enjoyed. :-) Happy editing! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 03:19, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Seconded: congrats. Was half-watching CBS News when I saw a WP page flash on screen and soon saw your user name (which of course I've seen innumerable times before). I was riveted to the story from there. DonFB (talk) 06:03, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

@DonFB: Thanks very much - glad you liked it. :-) It was a fun piece to do, I have to say. Happy editing! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 10:39, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Just as I started checking global edit counts again, I noticed your name way, way, way at the top and thought, "Wow, this guy has no life!" Then, just tonight, you popped up on my Firefox default blank tab page with a CBS News article all about you! Seriously though, I admire your contributions to WP and wish there were more users like you. You're definitely one-of-a-kind. Keep up the good work! Regards, Paper Luigi TC 10:43, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

@PaperLuigi: Your first thought wasn't that far wrong. :-) Seriously...glad you enjoyed the piece, and thanks for the kind words. Happy editing! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:06, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

I also wanted to add my congratulations to you for the CBS piece (and the Time magazine mention as well!). I'm glad you were recognized; and speaking as someone who is also working on improving the biography articles on Wikipedia, it was nice to hear about the work you're doing with the Women in Red project. Saluto te! (Latin for I salute you!) --FeanorStar7 21:08, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

@FeanorStar7: Thanks very much - glad you enjoyed. I had hoped there might be a little more discussion of WiR - they asked for some specific examples of articles I'd written, but that didn't make it into the final product - but I think it came off nicely regardless. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 21:54, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Want to add my congratulations further! It's well deserved. You once said

I remember something I read, once, in Opera News about the great Tatiana Troyanos. Here was a woman that had every right to complain at the Fates over her lot in life...she was abandoned by her parents to an orphanage, and she battled health issues for many years before dying of cancer at 55. (I remember reading that selfsame article about her and being amazed at what she had overcome.) And yet she remained ever gracious in her career and her professional dealings. The writer of the article, I remember, recalled assisting in a Metropolitan Opera performance of Giulio Cesare in Egitto, in which Kathleen Battle was singing. Battle was then in the throes of some of her worst behavior, and she was really letting people have it over trivial matters. And the writer said that when the curtain fell, he was about ready to tell her off, when he felt a tug at his elbow. It was Troyanos - she took him aside, smiled, and said, "Don't. It doesn't matter."

It can be so tempting to get wound up over the least little thing around here. But every time I do, somewhere in the dark recesses of my mind...so deep that I feel her presence rather than hear it...I'm sure Troyanos is reminding me, too: "It doesn't matter." If she, with all that she overcame, could say it, then I damn well can, too –Ser Amantio di Nicolao

and it's really stuck with me. Happy editing! Eddie891 Talk Work 22:09, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
@Eddie891: Funny - I was just referencing Battle among some choir friends the other night.
I think of her often, Troyanos. Sorry that I never had the chance to see her live - one of the few real regrets of my opera-going career I think. Glad I can keep her memory a bit brighter. :-)
Thanks for the kind words - glad you liked the piece. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 22:27, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
Question, how did this interview come to happen? Did someone from CBS find you? Enigmamsg 02:29, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
@Enigmaman: The extremely brief version: a piece about me ran in the Washington Post (my hometown paper, basically) back in October. It dropped on a Tuesday afternoon. I left the office, and by the time I was ten minutes away on the way to choir rehearsal, I'd had an e-mail, a missed call, and a text message about it. Fun, being hit by that in DC rush hour traffic. :-) And it all sort of went from there. We filmed in late October.
The longer version is...not that much longer, to be honest. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 06:00, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

Late to the party, here, but I just saw the CBS headline this morning. My first thought was "I bet it's that Ser Amantio guy." Sure enough! Props to you and many thanks. You do good work, and you're a valuable member of the community. Also, I hope the attention has been a positive thing for you ... we all know the internet has a dark side. I just wanted to send you some positive vibes and a big thanks! - Kzirkel (talk) 12:14, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

@Kzirkel: Positive for the most part, yes. There have been some rumblings, but they've been fairly minor. Otherwise things are reasonably pleasant, for which I count myself considerably lucky. Thanks very much for the kind words - glad you've enjoyed. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:09, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors![edit]

Wiki Project Med Foundation logo.svg The 2018 Cure Award
In 2018 you were one of the top ~250 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med Foundation for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Wiki Project Med Foundation is a user group whose mission is to improve our health content. Consider joining here, there are no associated costs.

Thanks again :-) -- Doc James along with the rest of the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 17:41, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Friendly heads up[edit]

There are a few Reddit threads about you going now and while Reddit is not the worst thing on the Internet, it can definitely inspire some trolls. Not sure how thick your skin is or your bandwidth for dealing with petty harassment but I figured I should give you the heads-up that you may get some. ―Justin (koavf)TCM 00:20, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

@Koavf: Thanks for the heads-up. I'll keep an eye out and see if anything unpleasant comes down the pike. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:33, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
Good news is you aren't as stupid as me to post your phone number. :/ ―Justin (koavf)TCM 01:35, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
@Koavf: Eeeck, sorry to hear that. (Although it is available, if someone wants to dig a bit. I probably shouldn't admit that, tho'.) Truth be told, I don't spend a lot of time on Reddit...this is pretty much my only home online. This and Facebook. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:36, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
The threads are largely positive. r/wholesomememes loves you. “He is the owl in the great library. Caretaker of our collection of knowledge.” Julia 06:29, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
@Julia: Thanks - I rather like that, I have to say. (Not that it's entirely accurate, but...eh, well.)
I have to say, it's a fascinating exercise watching these things develop from a near distance, without my input at all. Rather fun, if I'm being honest. :-) (What? I have an ego. I just try to keep it bound and gagged, most of the time.) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 06:38, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
I figured it would happen if reddit was involved, you were just featured on the front page of iFunny here. Cards84664 (talk) 17:39, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

@Cards84664: et al:

As a beauty I'm not a great star,
There are others more handsome by far,
But my face I don't mind it,
Because I'm behind it—
'Tis the folks in the front that I jar.

- Anthony Euwer (not, as is commonly supposed, Woodrow Wilson)

Whole thing's here - worth a look, if you like Ogden Nash.

To which all I can add is, I've never been no Adonis (if I'm being totally honess.) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 17:50, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

The User Edit Count[edit]

I have noticed you are the user that has edited the most. There is so much effort when you try to make a stub article longer, or copyediting an article. And I will thank you for that. TheSmartPersonUS1 (talk) 01:38, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

@TheSmartPersonUS1: You're very kind - thanks very much. Always happy to do my little bit. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:42, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Real Life Barnstar.jpg The Real Life Barnstar
Well done on the recent publicity - it’s great for the project. I do wish outlets like CBS wouldn’t make it seem like magic though. One of the anchors said at the end “so should I email him if I have a correction to make?” Onceinawhile (talk) 10:46, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
@Onceinawhile: Yeah...I've had some discussions offline about that with a couple of friends. That and some other things. I do have some feelings on the subject, but that's for another day and another place. Regardless: thanks for the barnstar and the kind words - glad you liked the piece. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:07, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Have you considered opening a Patreon account?[edit]

Hi there, I saw the interview with you from CBS and I was very impressed. Since you've contributed so much good to society, I think you SHOULD be rewarded for it. I'm not saying it's bad you do all of this for free, not at all, but I think people with the means and desire to do so should be able to show their appreciation of your work in monetary units. That's how I think all people should be paid personally but that's neither here nor there. Anyway, why not open a Patreon? Dapperedavid (talk) 14:05, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

@Dapperedavid: I think about lots of things. :-) (You don't want to spend any time up there in the farther reaches of my brain, trust me.) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:08, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
Is that a maybe? You'd earn so much from it man, especially now that you're becoming more well known. I just want to see you rewarded with money, or as I call it liquefied presents. You deserve a decent income for what you do, imo, and what better way to decide that income than voluntarily by lots of people that consume the product of your labour? You deserve it bro, that's all I can say. Sorry if this is annoying. Dapperedavid (talk) 14:18, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
@Dapperedavid: That's me playing my cards very close to my vest. Which is all I'm going to say on the subject. Maybe it's a tad bit too coy, but there you go. Regardless, thanks for the kind words, and the kind thought. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:20, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
Whatever you do, do it fast. These moments do not last long. You’ll kick yourself later if you miss the boat. Onceinawhile (talk) 14:49, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Steven Pruitt[edit]

Hi, based on my knowledge of Wikipedia, you are definitely notable enough for an article. Did you specifically not want one? If you have no issues I can restore to a standard of quality that is permissible on Wikipedia. Valoem talk contrib 01:21, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

@Valoem: I'll e-mail you - I feel a bit peculiar about discussing such things in such a public fashion. (Odd of me, perhaps, but there you go.) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 06:02, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the email, since I'm not an admin I can't merge the history and talk history with the current Draft:Steven Pruitt, is it possible for you to do it? Valoem talk contrib 20:41, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, I didn't know if you missed this message, but is it possible for you to merge the history of the old article and its talk page with the draft? Also on a completely unrelated note could you restore Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger and its talk page it was prodded, but is notable I'll add sources as soon as possible. Valoem talk contrib 00:18, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
@Valoem: For the former...I e-mailed you a response. For the latter - I'll convert it to draftspace for you; once you've added sources it can be returned to mainspace. Or actually...have you taken it to Wikipedia:Requests for undeletion? --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:31, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
Got your message, for the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger I always add sources before merging. I try not to use undeletion and prefer asking admins directly. If you could draft the history of the article plus talk page that would be great I am a huge believer of WP:PRESERVE. Valoem talk contrib 01:45, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
OK - I'll do it in a minute. I'll ping you soon as it's done. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:46, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
@Valoem: It's now at Draft:Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:49, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

CBS NEWS[edit]

I saw you on the news. I Googled you and was surprised to discover that there is not a Wikipedia page for you. So I created my first Wikipedia page. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Steven_Pruitt . Literally my first edits to Wikipedia so I apologize that it is rough. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gofreddo (talkcontribs) 12:44, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

@Gofreddo: No need to apologize - we all have to start somewhere. (You wouldn't believe some of the stuff I used to get away with do when I started here, ten and more years ago.) I'm honored to have been your choice of subject for a first article, though. Happy editing! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 20:46, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

Well that is unfortunate. Wikipedia is hard to contribute to. Submission declined on 30 January 2019 by Theroadislong (talk). I think Theroadislong (talk might be a little jealous that your getting so much attention. It's a little suspicios that you were significant enough for the Russian and German Wikis but not English. Do I try to address his concerns or just let it go?

@Gofreddo: Honestly? In good conscience I don't think I can advise you, given that I am the subject of the article. I would ask Theroadislong for advice, frankly. Also, I might take a look at our essay on assuming good faith - I don't think it's fair to accuse another editor of jealousy in this. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:29, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Just kidding. Looks like it's not approved and a lot better. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Pruitt

@Ser Amantio di Nicolao: How do I see a list of all the edits? I'm curious to see when it was approved and who made the article so much better?
@Gofreddo: There should be a link labeled "View history" on the page - that will show you what you're looking for. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 06:38, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Congrats![edit]

Congrats, and I hope this is OK for you: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Pruitt. A stub to start. Greets. SlartibErtfass der bertige (talk) 21:17, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

@SlartibErtfass der bertige: Thanks very much for the kind words. (I feel a bit odd pointing it out, but I'm afraid the birth year is wrong...sorry. But I'm flattered nonetheless.) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 21:24, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
I am really sorry for this. Seen the date somewhere. Any idea what it could look like? Cheers SlartibErtfass der bertige (talk) 21:26, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
@SlartibErtfass der bertige: Well, yes...but I'm afraid I can't serve as a primary source, strictly speaking. :-) (Let me check a bit and see if it's online - it should be find-able.) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 21:27, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
btw, I have found the article about you in an Austrian newspaper https://derstandard.at/2000097255416/Steven-Pruitt-Der-Mann-der-31-000-Wikipedia-Eintraege-geschrieben, I would like to share this source with you. Maybe something you would like to keep ;-). Cheers SlartibErtfass der bertige (talk) 21:33, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
@SlartibErtfass der bertige: Good Lord...it's had a farther reach than I expected. Thanks very much - I will make note of it. :-)
For what it's worth, I can't find record of my birth anywhere online, although I am in the Vital Records Index of the City of San Antonio: https://www.sanantonio.gov/Municipal-Archives-Records/Birth-Death-Records/Vital-Records-Index --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 21:39, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

In anglais now: Steven Pruitt. --Chlorineer (talk) 15:56, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

@Chlorineer: En anglais? Merci beaucoup. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 16:00, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

@Desire91: Спасибо, большое спасибо. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 22:49, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

January 2019
Caleta de Famara, Lanzarote.jpg
Caleta de Famara, Lanzarote
... with thanks from QAI

... for all the categories! We have only one so far for Bach cantatas,

under cantatas:

within his church cantatas:

And yes, the CBS interview was nice, followed on the beach ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:01, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: The beach...nice. I remember the beach. Meantime it was 19 degrees here this morning on the way to work.
I can create some of the categories you're talking about - Category:Chorale cantatas for sure - but I'm not sure how useful subcategorizing the Bach cantatas would be. There are only 209, so the category won't be growing that much larger. Personally, I think it's easier to break them out using lists rather than categories. (Although a subcategory for Bach's chorale cantatas might be useful. Perhaps the Christmas cantatas as well.) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 16:48, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
It's snowing here, one day later ;) - The list articles are all there, but - may their author forgive me - pretty complex. Just to see at a glance which other cantatas were in the same cycle might be interesting. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:53, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: I'll take a look at the lists. I still might be wary of the categories, though. The other categories I'll try to create in a little while. Enjoy the snow - we had a flurry two days ago, and some of it still hasn't melted in front of the office, yet--Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?.Lo dicono a Signa. 19:32, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
Saw your interview and was impressed by the work you have done here. I use Wikipedia so often I just needed to thank you! Nmacpherson (talk) 15:59, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
@Nmacpherson: Thanks very much - you're very kind. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 16:06, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Just watched your interview on CBS this Morning. Very honored and impressed to know you. Here's a cup of tea to keep your strength up! Thanks for all you do. Maineartists (talk) 19:42, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
@Maineartists: Thanks very much. Being a Virginian, I tend to take mine iced, but a cup of hot stuff won't go amiss in this weather. Glad you enjoyed. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 20:25, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you![edit]

Cup-o-coffee-simple.svg Thank you for creating one-third of Wikipedia, according to CBS. That is probably the most impressive credit ever awarded to any single person. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:45, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
@Blue Rasberry: Mmh, a friend of mine told me he once saw the statement, in the comment thread on a Wall Street Journal article, "Al Gore invented space." I think that trumps anything I can manage, surely? (Thanks for the caffeine boost.) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 21:32, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

IP comment[edit]

Thought you'd get a kick out of this. Randy Kryn (talk) 01:23, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

@Randy Kryn: So I'm a legend, but not a man or a myth? I feel cheated, somehow. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:38, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
The myth evolves through the ages from the legend and the man. Or visa versa. Congrats on all the recent fish, well deserved. Randy Kryn (talk) 01:45, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
@Randy Kryn: Thanks very much. I promise to enjoy them with ample tartar sauce. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:46, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

Red Kitten 01.jpg

Because why not :P

CoffeePoweredComputers (talk) 01:33, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

@CoffeePoweredComputers: Why thank you. I promise to love it and pet it and name it George. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:38, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

Know Your Meme[edit]

Letting you know you hit the big leagues now. https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/people/steven-pruitt GamerPro64 03:00, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

@GamerPro64: I can honestly say that this is something I never expected to see happen in my life. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 03:08, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Seeing that story about you and your work makes this fledgling editor/contributor want to do more. An inspiration! Bir oqughuchi (talk) 03:21, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
@Bir oqughuchi: Thank you very much - that's very kind of you to say. I hope you have as much fun contributing here as I have over the years...and happy editing! :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 03:23, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
Congratulations on the recognition and thanks for all your work here, and your belief in Wikipedia!Parkwells (talk) 15:32, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
@Parkwells: Those of my friends and colleagues who know me as an incorrigible cynic might be surprised at that last bit. :-) Thanks for the kind words - glad you enjoyed the interview. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 17:51, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks for helping me out with so much :)

Dipperdolphin (talk) 11:55, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

@Dipperdolphin: Always happy to be of help. Thanks for the kind words, and the wildlife. :-) Happy editing! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:07, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

Idea for your due consideration[edit]

Would you be willing to do a two hour AMA (ask me anything) on reddit? With your publicity now, some would want to chat with you in a social forum. Don't worry, it is very civil about people who do good things like you.

Some non random person

2603:9001:6B0E:B600:F927:CC0D:9929:E022 (talk) 15:32, 1 February 2019 (UTC) MICHAEL 2603:9001:6B0E:B600:F927:CC0D:9929:E022 (talk) 15:32, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

@2603:9001:6B0E:B600:F927:CC0D:9929:E022: I'm not against an AMA - truth be told I've given it some consideration off and on over the years. I just need to find the right time. Maybe in a couple of weeks when I can take a breather from work. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 17:47, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks so much for all the work you've done. I know a lot of people would be interested in an ama on reddit from you if that's something you are interested in. Also I've seen some people who want to thank you and give you money for all you have done. You may want to consider having a venmo or gofundme or something that people could send money to. It's amazing how much you have done, and you should definitely get payed for all your work. Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks and let you know people appreciate it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2017ccb1 (talkcontribs) 15:53, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

@2017ccb1: Thanks very much for the kind words. I am considering an AMA. Not sure when I'll do it - I need some time to block out time on my schedule. Maybe in a couple of weeks, like I said above. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 17:50, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

Another one[edit]

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
Thanks for the great work, you made editors proud! Jtbobwaysf (talk) 18:47, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
@Jtbobwaysf: From a fellow inclusionist: thanks for the hardware and the kind words, both. Happy editing! :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 19:26, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

Thank you Thank you Thank you[edit]

I just watched a news report and interview of your contributions to wikipedia. I am an avid user of this site, although I have never contributed content. I have however donated some money to the site. I use it and I do not want to lose it. :) I created this login just to contact you.

Dude! You are an awesome individual and I appreciate you and all your hard work!! You have given us so much free information on so many things! I love to get information and learn new things and I get a lot of that here. I am constantly looking things up.

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for your contribution and for being so selfless with your knowledge and time. You are great human!

Have an awesome day!

Matt — Preceding unsigned comment added by Captainflake (talkcontribs) 21:39, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

@Captainflake: You're welcome, you're welcome, you're welcome! :-) Thanks for the kind words, and happy editing! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 21:48, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

contact information[edit]

Hey Steven,

How can I contact you? I'm working a on a website similar to Wikipedia. It's called http://explainlikeimfive.org. I wanted some suggestions from you. If you got time or are interested, let me know.

Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elifive (talkcontribs) 23:04, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks for all the fish!

Pyrotechniks (talk) 23:16, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

@Pyrotechnics: Any time. Thanks for giving me something to control them with. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:43, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Jason Gilardi[edit]

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I have added this to your TP because you are the #2 editor of the page, the #1 editor and the #3 editor (creator) have both disappeared. SashiRolls t · c 23:46, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

@SashiRolls: No skin off my nose if it stays or is deleted. (Almost said "stays or goes", but that's a tad too cute...) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:42, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
I didn't think so, but I figured I'd better tell someone associated with the article. That authority control ref citing Wikipedia is weird though. Why is Wikipedia using crowdsourced MusicBrainz as authority control? No worries, I'm just curious... is it normally better than in this particular case? SashiRolls t · c 01:56, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
@SashiRolls: It seems to me that MusicBrainz is more than just a biographical site. Check out Artur Kapp, for instance - the biographical information is taken from Wikipedia, but there's also a discography, a works list, a list of relationships...a lot of other things. That being said, I don't know how the decision was arrived at to use it in the authority control template. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:01, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks and congrats[edit]

I just found your CBS piece...from the front page of Youtube! And, to be clear, that front page recommendation wasn't somehow targeting me because I'm into Wikipedia or whatever. I was logged out, and I had absolutely nothing resembling any sort of Wikipedia-inclined activity for the algorithms to have been working with. The video just blew up! The YouTube upload has gotten over a million views and counting, and the comments are overwhelming adoration. This media attention you're getting is awesome, and well-deserved. I'm happy for you. Congrats, but more importantly, thank you for all you've done.  ~~Swarm~~  02:50, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

@Swarm: Ha. Top-rated comment is "Teachers HATE him. Click here to learn his SECRETS." Beats the video-game playthroughs I've been watching lately. (What? Super Mario World was a huge part of my childhood, and nobody's gonna take that away from me.)
Thanks very much for the kind words. This has blown up a lot more than I expected it would have, to be perfectly honest. If it focuses some worthwhile attention on the project, so much the better. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:56, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

You're awesome[edit]

Thanks for dedicating your time to educate the masses. People don't usually act without reward but you are a special case. I and I'm sure many others appreciate you and your contributions more than you know. Thank you for spreading your knowledge. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 186.120.112.83 (talk) 06:18, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

@186.120.112.83: Oh, there are many of us here who act without reward, at least fiduciary. I'm just lucky enough to have been the subject of a bit of attention for it, is all. :-) Thanks very much for the kind words. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 06:36, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia[edit]

OK, not "belief in" - but it's a great vehicle for following curiosity and adding to knowledge.Parkwells (talk) 17:43, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

@Parkwells: Oh, I know - that's what attracted me to it lo these many years ago. A great place for me to be a nerd and get away with it. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 18:10, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Welsh Heritage.[edit]

Hi from a cold Carmarthen in south Wales! What roots of Welsh Heritage do you have? Saw that you've been to Wales. Cwmcafit (talk) 23:21, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

@Cwmcafit: No Welsh roots, I'm afraid - my people were Anglo-Scots, English most likely. (There is some evidence that my original American ancestor was Scottish, but records are sparse.) I visited Wales when I was a kid; we were in western England and decided to visit Tintern Abbey. One of these days I want to go back and spend some time in Cardiff and Swansea, among other places.
One of my favorite figures from Virginia history, though, is Catesby ap Roger Jones, whose father was Thomas ap Catesby Jones - I've always loved the fact that they kept some of the old nomenclature. (Thomas is buried not too far from me - that's my picture of his grave in his article.) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:22, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Greetings from Italy[edit]

Hi, I watched you in CBS! Just wanted to say hello to one of the most editors on Wikipedia! P.S. I don't use english profile, go to the italian one! :) --Binco91 (talk) 11:11, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for your work.[edit]

Just wanted to say thanks, and you've got some fans on https://www.reddit.com/r/nova/comments/alp7wv/the_man_behind_a_third_of_wikipedia_articles/ Keep up the good work, bro. And don't let the haters get you down. Oathed (talk) 14:56, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

@Oathed: Nil bastardi carborundum...been my motto for years. :-) I have to say...my mention of the Remeum sparked comment from a number of people. It seems to be well-remembered around these parts. I've never been myself, but I've heard stories over the years. (I think I'm a little too young to have been invited to the onsite parties.) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 17:58, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Also on Feverbee: https://www.feverbee.com/topmembers/ Nemo 07:53, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

Kudos[edit]

Thanks for all the work you've put into Wikipedia. :)

Hope you have a good and productive 2019. Blysse (talk) 07:28, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

@Blysse: Thanks very much - to you as well, on both counts. :-) Happy editing! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 13:35, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Thank you!!!!!!!!![edit]

I just wanted to thank you for all that you do for Wikipedia, for us, for the world. You have single-handedly made an incredible contribution to the human species. You are wonderful!

Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

75.143.49.227 (talk) 21:00, 4 February 2019 (UTC)A Huge Fan

@75.143.49.227: I'm but one of many - I've just been lucky enough to catch a bit of notice right now. :-) Thanks very much for the kind words. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 21:19, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Congratulations and thanks....you make us proud![edit]

Congratulations from me, too. I actually didn't see the CBS interview until coming here to look at your Talk page. You recently added categories to a couple of pages on my Watchlist, and I remembered seeing your name before, so I came here out of curiosity. Some Talk pages are good for counting sheep when sleep won't come....especially the firebrands who have lots of controversies going on. So, I was pleasantly surprised to find your story and all the great contributions you have made. Your interview gave a glowing image to us Wikipedia geeks, you are so grounded, with a lovely family, and your singing is heavenly! I'm glad you are getting deserved attention for all your hard work and it was so nice of you to describe the social community here, it is so true. I would look at your edit summary, but I'm afraid it would crash my computer! Again, congrats and when I see your name on future edits, I will smile!--Bonnielou2013 (talk) 13:36, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

@Bonnielou2013: Thanks very much for the kind words, and I'm glad you enjoyed it. :-) It's true, this is very much a social place...it's one of the things I enjoy about it. I think it's one of the chief things that has kept me here as long as I've been around - the collegial atmosphere. Happy editing! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:03, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Too many updates to wade through[edit]

My watchlist is groaning with your edits, most of which are the addition of various categories, which I do not consider worth the overhead. I do not want to see them, and I end up culling the number of articles on my watchlist more aggressively as a result, or just giving up on WP for a time. However, I do not want to filter out edits marked "minor", as some of the worst edits are so marked. I already exclude bot edits--is there a way for you to mark your edits thus? Or is there some other solution to remove category edits from my watchlist? --Hobbes Goodyear (talk) 23:08, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

@Hobbes Goodyear: It appears that you can, in fact, remove category changes from your watchlist. All the way at the bottom - "category changes" is an option in the last section of the dropdown menu. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:31, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Alas, it does not seem to work, at least for ordinary page edits that happen to update the categories. But thank you very much for the reply! I appreciate your courtesy. --Hobbes Goodyear (talk) 03:57, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
@Hobbes Goodyear: Certainly - sorry I couldn't be of more help. I haven't really set up a watchlist in years - I don't use mine much.
For what it's worth, I'm about done with musicians for a while - I'll be moving into a couple of other disciplines. So your watchlist should be getting a respite for a while. :-) Happy editing! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 05:37, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Is there a reason this should not be handled by a bot? Nihlus 05:45, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
@Nihlus: Are there instances where categorization such as this has been handled by a bot? I'm not aware of anything comparable, at least in people-by-occupation categories. I have heard rumors that some of it may be taken over by Wikidata, but that's a while off yet. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 06:06, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Categories can be easily handled by bots, especially those that use AWB. Nihlus 06:12, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
@Nihlus: Perhaps, but for one thing I don't know anything about coding one. And it seems to me we've been doing fine using AWB for category edits for a while now...not just me. Again - I'm hearing rumors that categories are being baked into Wikidata, but I don't know anything beyond that. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 06:16, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Jouanne river[edit]

Hi, dearest Ser Amantio di Nicolao, how are you? Me fine, here is still too cold!!! I've opened this little page yesterday about a nice French river. Please, I ask some minute of your time to read it and correct my mistakes. Thanks a lot and have a nice week end!!!

Rei Momo (talk) 10:53, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Overcategorization by adding 19th-century male artists to entries of Italian painters[edit]

Adding 19th-century male artists category to a list that already contains

19th-century Italian painters Italian male painters

is a an example of overcategorization. I strongly oppose this move. I recommend you stop and seek consensus.--Rococo1700 (talk) 15:03, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

@Rococo1700: I have opened a discussion here. Please feel free to move it if you feel it would be better somewhere else. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 21:58, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Is CBS's "edited a third of all articles" strictly accurate?[edit]

Hi, This may sound horribly ungrateful, and it's really not meant to be - I'm doing some fact-checking for different media. Recently, the CBS News story about you said there are roughly 6 million English Wikipedia articles, and you've edited about a third - so about 2 million different articles. It also says you've done about 3 million edits in all. So that means for most articles, you've only edited each once. It surprised me that your categorising, spelling and grammar checking, and so on, has only changed most articles just once. Do you know where the 'one third' figure came from (is it possible they've taken a figure from some time for all your edits, compared it to the total articles, and just assumed you edit each one only once)? Thank you for all your work, anyway. Peace Makes Plenty (talk) 21:45, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

@Peace Makes Plenty: Don't worry, you don't sound ungrateful. :-) (You're not the first to comment on the headline, and to be honest I was a bit surprised by it myself when I saw it.) I'm not sure, strictly speaking, that it's completely accurate, and I'm not sure where the number has come from. But the first I saw/heard of it was when the piece ran, and I had no input in its writing.
I'd be happy to elucidate further via e-mail, if you wish to ping me that way. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 22:02, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Ser Amantio di Nicolao, for what it's worth, you have edited 1,091,964 distinct pages in the article namespace, of which there are 5,801,386. This is appx 18.82% of ns0. I imagine that CBS is either going on raw editcount, or ns0 editcount. Pretty impressive in any case! SQLQuery me! 00:21, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
@SQL: Thanks for the numbers. I wonder what percentage of my talkpage edits can be added to those...I used to do a lot of talkpage creation, back in the day. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 08:48, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
Ser Amantio di Nicolao, 358,440 distinct talkpages (ns1 - article talk only) edited. SQLQuery me! 18:20, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
@SQL: Thanks for this, also - looks like I've had contact with close to a million and a half articles in either articlespace or talkspace over the years. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 18:26, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
If you're interested in your stats for every namespace, they're here: [4]. There's a chart linking namespace numbers to names here: Wikipedia:Namespace. (I suspect you already know these, but for the benefit of talkpage watchers / etc). SQLQuery me! 18:33, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
@SQL: Thanks very much - I used to have access to some of this stuff back when it was easily reached from the talkpage. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 18:43, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you - that's very useful. I think the 'over a million distinct articles' is a very impressive milestone. Peace Makes Plenty (talk) 09:58, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Create article[edit]

Hi sir...iam one of the public figure..i want to verifie instagram...but i dont have wikipedia..please write about me This is my instagram page:www.instagram.com/@armanafifeh/ Thanks♡ — Preceding unsigned comment added by آرمان عفیفه (talkcontribs) 12:28, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Kindness Barnstar Hires.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
You're a wonderful person, happy to see people like you going a step further to teach and educate people for free. You deserve much more!

Thank you. TheDFPL (talk) 10:29, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

@TheDFPL: You're very kind - thanks very much. I do what I can - nice to know it comes through, sometimes. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 10:33, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Shoji Meguro AWB edits[edit]

I'm not sure if you ignoring my reverts on the Shoji Meguro page or simply aren't alerted for some reason, but your AWB edits there are breaking the formatting of four film links that use special formatting for technical reasons (# is apart of their official title). Check here to see what I mean. ~ Dissident93 (talk) 19:27, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

@Dissident93: I'm not ignoring the reverts, honestly - but no other article has this problem with AWB, as far as I can see. So if I don't remember to remove it from my list (which I don't, because my short-term memory is crap) then it gets caught up. Sorry about that - I've tried to eliminate the problem by making the edits with HotCat, which for some reason doesn't break the article in the same way. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 20:24, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
I see. The only reason it's an issue is because # is not that common as a part of an article's pagename. Is there any type of code that could be applied over them so AWB edits would ignore it? If not, it's not that big of a deal as long as it's caught by somebody and manually fixed if it occurs again. ~ Dissident93 (talk) 20:27, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
There may be a code - I'm not sure. I'll try and play around with it this evening and see what I can figure out. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 20:33, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

i love me some fired chicken[edit]

Choco chip cookie.png i love me some fired chikcne
Luststan20 (talk) 16:36, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
@Luststan20: Chicken-chip cookies? You may be onto something there. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 16:55, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
"i love me some fired chikcne" Best quote ever. TheSmartPersonUS1 (TSPUS1) (talk) 23:19, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
@TheSmartPersonUS1: Eh, I'm partial to "Give me liberty, or give me death" myself. Although the image of Patrick Henry as Col. Sanders amuses me far more than it should. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 06:36, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Record producers[edit]

Hey! It maybe has been a while since you did these (given the amazing amount of edits you do :) but I've noticed you've added "record producer" categories to a lot of musicians who are not record producers. "Record Producer" is a job title with specific tasks and I think it may be being confused with those who document their music work via recording - ie, a recording artist. If this helps, the Record Producer page defines a producer's tasks as:

  • "Supervisor from pre-production to final product of recording"
  • Co-writing
  • Arranging and orchestration
  • Artist coaching and management

If an artist only works with their own group, only writes their own songs, is credited mainly as a musician (or even only as an electronic musician), then the most appropriate place is their instrument/composer/band categories. There are sufficient electronic musician categories for those who do not produce. Thanks! Actaudio (talk) 05:47, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

@Actaudio: Thanks very much - I'll bear it in mind for future. Feel free to remove it anyplace you find it in-apposite...or let me know where and I can do it myself. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 06:07, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Precious
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Seven years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:15, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

You have been poked for interference, you were poked by on Ed. Jishnu (talk) 18:11, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Hugo Gottesmann[edit]

Thank you for your help with Hugo Gottesmann. I don't understand why you put him in the category of people who left because of 1938. Gottesmann left in 1933 to escape Nazism. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mary Jane Doerr (talkcontribs) 13:08, 16 February 2019 (UTC)