User talk:Serendipodous

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Insert computer beeps[edit]

Well, based on this project, it appears WMF could be on the cusp of creating a daily chart that is actually useful. This could put us out of business?--Milowenthasspoken 17:37, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

Red link intentional?[edit]

Hi, just noticed that Traffic report has a red "here" at the top. Tony (talk) 03:04, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

Next week[edit]

I realize I am out of town Sunday through Wednesday of next week, making doing the report before late Wednesday (and thus later than anyone wants) not possible. Any chance you would be willing to do next week, and I would do the two following weeks? I realize this is an imposition to request, I'm still waiting for an eager newbie to jump in help us sometimes! If you cannot do, I will proceed as planned above. Cheers.--Milowenthasspoken 23:46, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

  • Hey, Seren, I'm still able to do this week as well, since I missed the prior week and had doubled up. I got started yesterday using TopView as a rought guide (User:Milowent/Sandbox3) and plan to finish in the next 24 hours. (Let me know if that doesn't work for you.) Assuming we can fix these issues you noted for Andrew.--Milowenthasspoken 12:33, 12 April 2016 (UTC)


Seren did you get my email to your hotmail account, and in-wiki email re the external inquiry on the Top 25? if not, email me at milowent at gmail dot com and i'll fill you in. Thanks.--Milowenthasspoken 15:13, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Signpost behind[edit]

The Signpost has essentially skipped a week (the last issue changed its issue date to April 14), so I suggest we combine the most recent top 10 and the one you'll do next into one Signpost article. I'll get the draft started and let you amend once the newest chart is ready. If that doesn't sound OK, let me know. BTW, did you get back in contact with WMF? Am interested to know what comes of that inquiry.--Milowenthasspoken 11:48, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi Serendipodous, just been through this. Thanks for your work; I love the tone of this section on the SP. Do you mind my "M" for million? ... there are a lot of instances, and it's pretty neat for readers, I hope. A few common terms I've unlinked. And you might benefit from installing the dash button, which is quick and easy to install and to use on an article, saving you time.

Thx again. I've sent a similar note to Millowent. Tony (talk) 10:50, 23 April 2016 (UTC)


IP was a sock, clue belong "Leafyishere", the "ishere" is common to the socks but I can't recall the sock master, sigh. Doug Weller talk 07:09, 24 April 2016 (UTC)


You are over 3. Others are watching Nibiru cataclysm. Please allow others to revert. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 07:10, 27 April 2016 (UTC)


Per [1], next Signpost is delayed until May 15. I'll take a whirl at integrating current To 25 report into your draft Traffic Report for another two-weeker. Theoretically if you got next report done on Sunday, it could even be a three-week report.--Milowenthasspoken 10:56, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Sorry for late notice, guys. Tony (talk) 12:56, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Category:Harry Potter in the real world has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Harry Potter in the real world, which you created, has been nominated for upmerging to Category:Harry Potter. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. RevelationDirect (talk) 01:30, 19 May 2016 (UTC)


Mind if I append new Top 25 to the Signpost draft, like we did last time? Open to ideas. I didn't parse through TopViews very much on mine, but I didn't see any glaring problems in a quick look. I did note that Sinead O'Connor was #28 on the WP:5000, ahead of the Egypt air crash (#28), but the crash was ahead of Sinead on TopViews. That far down though, the numbers are not that far apart.--Milowenthasspoken 15:58, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Four years ago ...
Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg
outer space
... you were recipient
no. 136 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:48, 27 May 2016 (UTC)


  • I literally just looked at replied on my talk page -- I know Sean Connery is legit, see [2]. The others look legit too, as "mobile web" and "desktop" views both show spikes, though I haven't had time to determine causes.--Milowenthasspoken 19:44, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

June 2016[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm Electricburst1996. I wanted to let you know that one or more of your recent contributions to Marvin (character) has been undone because it did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks. ElectricBurst(Electron firings)(Zaps) 10:13, 3 June 2016 (UTC)


Hi Serendipodous, we are looking to publish late tonight EST time. Does that suit you? If not, please give me a ping. Best, --Andreas JN466 12:13, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

Wikimeet 107[edit]

It was very nice to meet you yesterday at the London meetup! Thanks so much for the friendly welcome! Zeromonk (talk) 08:13, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

more death[edit]

That's quite the trifecta of death for the next top 25. I do see Gordie Howe will make top 25 as well, was wondering if that would make it.--Milowenthasspoken 17:44, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

  • BTW, if you have new report ready in next 24 hours, you can just append the new top 10 to the draft signpost report, we can really catch up with another combined issue. But if you don't, no worries.--Milowenthasspoken 19:02, 13 June 2016 (UTC)


Did a bit more heavy editing on the traffic report than I usually do, we can discuss as appropriate. Call it a Yankee perspective. Montanabw(talk) 04:52, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Top Articles at[edit]

Hello, I need create a Wikipedia page for Top Articles at ckb: Sorani Wikipedia. So can you help me for this project? such as using tools for determining viewers of articles. Thank You... Muhammed taha (talk) 11:01, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Top 25 (July 3 to 9, 2016)[edit]

Hi, I see that you prepared the Top 25 list for that week. The footer says that [you] exclude articles that have almost no mobile views (~2% or less) [...] because they are very likely to be automated views based on our experience and research of the issue. The Earth article actually had more views than 5 other that were included and 7.1% mobile views. Does the same reasoning still stand and you simply raised the threshold? Or did you look closer and confirmed that those were indeed automated views?

I was at first interested in the cause of this surge of views, as it has been going on for a month now. Then somebody pointed me to the very helpful list that you compile. Assuming those views were automated, any ideas about the purpose of a bot that visits one page so many times and for so long?

One redditor noticed that Philippines actually experience a similar bump in "Earth" Google searches, so could those actually be genuine page views?

Thanks! --Jan Winnicki * 20:09, 21 July 2016 (UTC)