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Hello Shaun. Was just stopping by to elaborate on what I had written at your recent request for Rollback. I see that you have set up an archive :) There is a way to have one of our bots do it automatically for you also. You decide on the length of time and how much you want each archive to hold and it does the rest. Let me know if you have any questions about it or take a look at the edit screen of a user with an archive. Also if you have any questions or concerns with my response at your request please feel free to ask either here or at my talk page. It had more to do with not seeing any communication interaction than with archiving itself (ie. blanking without response rather than blanking after resolved). Does that make sense? Take care. Kindly Calmer Waters 23:19, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

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Crusader kings 2

Hello. The Crusader Kings 2 entry has a GLARING error. All I tried to do was correct the error. The people editing the page, and deleting my correction HAVE NEVER PLAYED THE GAME (I assume).

You CAN convert to play as a Muslim faction in the original CK2, even without the sword of Islam expansion.

Ok? I'm going to edit the page again (for the third time) I admit my second edit was a bit sarcastic and I'm sorry for that, but it's irritating to have people who have never played the game writing information about it it which is untrue, and then deleting my edit when I was only trying to help and correct them. If you're inclined to deleted my correct again, please do some research on the subject first and learn that I'm right and you're wrong. Cheers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Roman Rapper (talkcontribs) 20:19, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

EJ DiMera and Sami Brady article -- rape

Hello, Shaun9876. See what I stated in this edit summary when I reverted an editor. Per my statements in that edit summary, I also reverted you. Why did you revert me before that? Did your vandalism tool automatically identify it as vandalism or otherwise unconstructive? 118.142.35.126 (talk) 21:59, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

I replied on my talk page. 118.142.35.126 (talk) 22:24, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

Dodge/Chrysler Neon

You did make a mistake, as I was trying to move the article to Dodge Neon, as the vehicle is American in origin. DM Starkle 80.192.11.99 (talk) 18:40, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of WikiDragon/Otter Meeting Cave

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Speedy deletion nomination of Wiki Otter Meeting Cave

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Speedy deletion nomination of Wiki Dragon Meeting Cave

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Page Curation newsletter

Hey Shaun. I'm dropping you a note because you used to (or still do!) patrol new pages. This is just to let you know that we've deployed and developed Page Curation, which augments and supersedes Special:NewPages - there are a lot of interesting new features :). There's some help documentation here if you want to familiarise yourself with the system and start using it. If you find any bugs or have requests for new features, let us know here. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 12:53, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

Tags on Russian tracker

You labelled this as "Confusing" with reason "In particular, Needs Info box and picture."

No article "needs" either a picture or an infobox, though many can benefit from one or the other. A stub, by definition, is an article which needs further expansion, whether of text, images, infobox etc. The text of the article was not confusing but made perfect sense: it needed to be split into paragraphs for readability, but that doesn't count as "confusing". Please be more careful before assigning inappropriate tags. If you want to suggest that the article would benefit from an infobox and a picture, the article talk page would be a more appropriate place. Thanks. PamD 11:37, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

Rick Atkinson

When I click on the link you recently restored on the Rick Atkinson page, I get a 404 error; the link you reverted works. Cheers.--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 00:22, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Article for submission: Untold

Robingmm (talk) 22:13, 17 October 2012 (UTC) hi i wanted to ask a question on this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Articles_for_creation/Untold_%28musician%29

I've now removed any source that isn't directly related to the artist in question. Every source is used extensively throughout Wikipedia in relation to Electronic Music artists.

Please let me know the specific sources that are unreliable in case I have missed any,

thanks Robingmm (talk) 22:13, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Please assist GA!

I've noticed you're interested in supporting GA! :) That is fantastic. Please consider reviewing a Good Article nominee to help in the 450+ article review backlog! :) Your assistance and support of Good Article is appreciated. :) Clearing the backlog is important in terms of recognising quality work by Wikipedia's contributors! --LauraHale (talk) 03:35, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Peter Harkawik

Hello Shaun9876. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Peter Harkawik, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: The article makes a credible assertion of importance or significance, sufficient to pass A7. Thank you. Salvio Let's talk about it! 20:00, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Rollback

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If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. Reaper Eternal (talk) 19:48, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Article for Submission: Novim

Hi, I was hoping to get some feedback on this submission that was turned down for not adequately reliable source. The article is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Keithacarlson/sandbox. If you could let me know what sources are considered not reliable, I will see what other references I can find. Right now, I have references from the NY Times, The Economist, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and many journals and reports. Keithacarlson (talk) 02:55, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

Article for Creation: Cincinnati Comic Expo

Hi,

I'm writing to ask why this article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Articles_for_creation/Cincinnati_Comic_Expo was declined for not being supported by enough reliable sources when Emerald City Comic Con has an article that isn't supported by any http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald_City_ComiCon and Baltimore Comic Con has an article that is only supported by two, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_Comic-Con

Thanks in advance for your help,

Dotificus (talk) 14:42, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Review of SIRCA article

Shaun

Thanks for taking the time to review and comment on my revised article for creation about SIRCA.

I appreciate your comments and kind words about how it was well written.

I've removed all references to the SIRCA website (sirca.org.au) and feel all statements are now verified by a number of very credible sources such as the Australian Governments key regulatory bodies in financial services: ASIC as well as Australia's Central Bank: the RBA and the US stock market NASDAQ-OMX; leading universities including the University of Sydney.

I modeled the article creation on a peer organisation - another Australian non-profit in a different space - bio-science who also provide global services (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAMBIA). In the article outlining their organisation, I count 6 of the 8 references substantiating their content refer to their website - which is where i started with the SIRCA article and have now removed all direct references to the SIRCA website.

I'm by no means an expert wikipedian but have made substantial contributions in the early days to articles on architecture, parklands and community in and around New South Wales.

I'm a bit at a loss as to what to do now but would welcome any suggestions - or perhaps reconsideration?


best regards Paul


Xxpaulm (talk) 07:12, 28 October 2012 (UTC)xxpaulm Paul McCarthy


Shaun

I'm a bit unclear what to do now? Can you re-assess it or is there more work that is needed?

I've spent a lot of time endeavoring in good faith to make this a valuable new article.

best regards Paul

Xxpaulm (talk) 07:12, 28 October 2012 (UTC)xxpaulm

Bad warnings

Once again you got it wrong. Go back and look at the content of the changes. Ever heard of reverting vandalism? It's exempt from 3RR. In fact, while you were issuing another bad warning, I was reporting the vandal.2001:558:6045:A0:391F:B005:179D:8DD9 (talk) 23:58, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

On that note... in the lead of the house music article, user 2001:[...]8DD9 was indeed correctly reverting vandalism, and you should not have undone his edit. There is a persistent problem with that article, where (presumably) naïve fans of house music are shocked to learn of its origins in the gay and mixed clubs of early/mid-'80s Chicago; they make very sloppy edits in an attempt to remove that info, often butchering the references in the process. We do need to edit the article to move that info into the body of the article, but it's nevertheless correct and very well cited as it stands, so please keep an eye out for this when patrolling that article. Thanks! —mjb (talk) 03:45, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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GA review of Talk:DayZ/GA1

Hi Shaun9876,

Just to let you know I've added a second opinion to the GA review of DayZ. If you're still happy the rest of the criteria are met feel free to pass it. I would suggest notifying User:Niemti of that fact and raising the issue with the image with him but I don't think that image is enough to fail the article. Cheers, Cabe6403(TalkSign) 10:01, 5 November 2012 (UTC)


Your "good faith" revert on Talk:Main Page

Hi, I noticed your revert here. I have no problem with your actual revert, but based on your edit summary, I just wanted to make sure you were aware of WP:NOTCENSORED, which basically states that we don't censor Wikipedia, whether it be profanity, images, etc. Thanks, Legoktm (talk) 20:46, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Re: Nisekoi

Could you explain the reason for this revert? There didn't seem to be anything obviously wrong with the IP's contributions.—Farix (t | c) 21:58, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

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........ Well....... all I have to say is...... thank you for making my life very hard for me....... =( 67.142.168.22 (talk) 19:57, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

67.142.168.22

He can remove warnings from his talk page. It is an implicit acknowledgment that he has received the warning. Cresix (talk) 20:00, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Can you please stop being so rude to me Cresix.... =( 67.142.168.22 (talk) 20:01, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Undo your edit to the Cloud Atlas page!

Hi,

I should probably log in (and maybe will the next time I edit) but I'm a casual Wikipedia user who loves Cloud Atlas, both the book and the movie. If you've read the book and seen the movie, you'd know that there are many significant changes between the two. I would like to ask you to please not change back the edit I made saying Robert Frobisher is gay, not bisexual. I already started a discussion about this in the talk section of the page; if you would like to discuss this further there, I'd be more than happy to, but for now, the bearing of proof is needed that Robert Frobisher is bisexual before it is included in the movie's page.

One of the biggest changes in the second storyline about Robert Frobisher and Vyvyan Ayrs is that Robert Frobisher no longer shows any sexual interest in women. The lengthy romantic passages about Jocasta in the book are replaced by a single comment on Jocasta in which Frobisher says he doesn't understand women and doesn't find them appealing (I can find the quote if you like). Also omitted in the movie is the entire character of Eva, who Robert Frobisher falls in love with, and added to the movie are two scenes suggesting that Frobisher has developed feelings for Vyvyan Ayrs (although that may be a ploy of his, we don't know).

This implication is important because while the book focuses on themes of power and repeating mistakes, the movie squarely focuses on the idea that there is a natural order to the world and certain people are trying to upend it. THIS is why the directors made Frobisher gay instead of bisexual--because otherwise, he'd seem "iffy" about upending the social order and more like the scumish sleazebag character he is in the book. Although he has sex with a woman in the movie, yes, he says quite plainly that he doesn't enjoy it.

If nothing else, just trust me as an avid David Mitchell fan who has already seen the movie twice and plans to see it a third time tonight: Robert Frobisher in the book is bisexual, but in the movie, he is gay. I can probably provide the specific quote from the movie indicating his distaste for sex with women, if needed.

Sincerely, A huge Cloud Atlas fan. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.182.108.28 (talk) 20:00, 9 November 2012 (UTC)



Submission declined on 23 October 2012 by Shaun9876

Hello -


You declined my submission based on my references. I used the cite template for newspaper articles and a link to the Texas State Senate archive. I believe I followed procedure... The articles in question are not found online so I cannot provide links to the articles. (I do have print outs of the articles.) Please advise...


Thanks,

Patrick

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Articles_for_creation/Matthew_Edgar_Wilson_%22Matt_Wilson%22_(musician) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Patrick Click (talkcontribs) 23:56, 9 November 2012 (UTC)


Sorry

Hi, I just want to let you know. I'm sorry about how the way I was acting before. I'm sorry about the rule I broke for edit waring and everything. I just hope u accept my apologizes. 67.142.168.25 (talk) 00:11, 10 November 2012 (UTC)


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Please stop reverting my edits on the Cloud Atlas film page.

Greetings,


I'm an avid fan of the film Cloud Atlas--seen it three times, read the book too. I'm unsure if it is you who keeps changing the plot of Cloud Atlas to say Robert Frobisher is bisexual instead of gay or if it's just this one bot, but if it is you as well, I'd like to ask you to stop. In the book, he is bisexual. However, in the movie, he is intentionally changed to being strictly gay as that more clearly reflects the theme of "upending the social order." His distaste for sex with women is made clear by the voiceover he gives in the film while having sex with Jocasta. In it, he tells Sixsmith not to worry because "it is only a carnal duty performed in service" and compares it to being Vyvyan Ayrs' apprentice. He goes on to say that "women's hearts, like their desires, remain a mystery to me," further emphasizing his lack of understanding of heterosexual love.


Please, before you make any changes back, see the discussion on the "Talk" page for Cloud Atlas, or at least comment there before you revert any changes back.


All the best,

cat spasms


Crossfire (fps game) revert

Greetings.


About the revert you made on my edit about the FPS game Crossfire, from what I read, it actually is 1.2 TB because of the game itself, and the updates it gets. And when I installed it on my 2tb HDD, it DID take 1 TB away from space (just about). If you make any changes back, please look on Google (not trying to be sarcastic.)


Good luck,

Slick23 — Preceding unsigned comment added by SIick23 (talkcontribs) 20:36, 11 November 2012 (UTC)


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Simley Wrestling

Why did you put my page up for speedy deletion? Can you please explain what you want me to do, I am doing this as a project for a college class. So am relatively new to wikipedia editing.

Cbergie (talk) 01:17, 17 November 2012 (UTC) Cullen Berg Fri Nov 16th

hello

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what i have edited is absolutely correct bro.he is not from scheduled caste.he is from kuruma caste(b.c)

he is a revolutionary writer and i have read few of his books.am new to this wikipedia and know very little about this editing. Kandula.ravi chandra(talk) 03:55, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

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Edits to PolitiFact page

Shaun9876, I am curious why you reverted the edits I performed on the PolitiFact page. The rewording of the statement of Dr. Ostermeier's numbers was both clearer after my revision and also lacked grammatically suspect starting of a sentence with numerals. I also added Ostermeier's conclusion, verbatim, after having another editor undo an edit in which I paraphrased Dr. Ostermeier's conclusion. As I explained in the "talk" section for that page, the section as-is misleads the reader regarding the content of Dr. Ostermeier's study if it omits mention of selection bias. Currently the Wikipedia article fills the need for that aspect of misleading content perfectly. If you do not care for my edits, then how do you propose to remedy the problem with the current version of the entry? Something must be said about selection bias if Ostermeier's study is to figure in the section. I'd appreciate an explanation. Zebrafactcheck (talk) 08:45, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Simley Wrestling

I have started looking at the page I tried to create and am looking for additional help. Anyway that you could look at the page and give me specifics as to what you think I need to fix or alter to get the page put on wikipedia?

Thanks!

Cbergie (talk) 18:46, 19 November 2012 (UTC)


Simley Wrestling

I cleaned up what you said to, I cited links to show national rankings. Showing the national spotlight. I also deleted the notable alumni section until I can get all of it cited using the internet. What else do I need to do to get the article published?

Also I really appreciate you taking the time to help me do all of this stuff.

Thank you so much!

Cbergie (talk) 00:12, 20 November 2012 (UTC)


You should also thank Meters As he gave you a list of stuff to fix. I will also continue to help in any way I can. (P.S. If it isn't already I'm moving it into Your userspace so it isn't Deleted.) §h₳un 9∞76 00:16, 20 November 2012 (UTC)


Other things you could do to help the article are
  • Add Categories (Not really helpful but useful)
  • Make it look a little less like a list of awards and actually about the team



(I'll add more as I read through it)

If all of the above are fixed It could be assigned as a Stub Article or Start class article. §h₳un 9∞76 00:35, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Too-speedy speedy tagging

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Derrick Spiva article in my sandbox

Hello- I just saw your comment on my Derrick Spiva article draft in my sandbox. I am trying to upload a picture as you suggested but It seems that an article needs to be created before this can happen? I am still new to wiki so I'm still finding my way around! If you have any advice it would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Derrick Spiva

Hi,

How does length, number of sources, and having a picture affect whether a submission should be accepted?

I don't think any of those are suitable criteria for declining an article. Legoktm (talk) 19:52, 27 November 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for that! §h₳un 9∞76
Um what? You didn't actually respond to what I said. Or at least I don't understand what you meant, sorry if that's the case. Legoktm (talk) 01:16, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
Oh, I meant sorry! §h₳un 9∞76 02:12, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

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Re:Help

Hi Shaun,

First of all, thanks for your quick reply! I thought the reply would take days. Secondly, I searched the Help Desk for...help, and it didn't seem to contain the topic I was looking for. I hope you can help me out. Cheers! Kevin12xd... | speak up | take a peek | email me 02:51, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

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Controversy of Mortal Kombat remaining Start

That was odd. Why? --Niemti (talk) 16:13, 10 December 2012 (UTC)


After another re-read, I'm reassessing as C. §haun 9∞76 23:26, 10 December 2012 (UTC)


Elephunk anonymous edit

Hi Shaun9876, I noticed you gave this anonymous user and repeat offender a harsh warning for vandalism made to this page. However, their edit was in good faith and was not vandalism at all, in fact the consensus on the talk page is that it should be kept the way they made it ('Let's Get Retarded'), and not the way you reverted it back to ('Let's Get It Started'). Easy to see how you assumed it was vandalism, especially due to the user's history, however they did not deserve that warning on this occassion. —Limabeans 10:45, 11 December 2012 (UTC)


I wasn't aware of the consensus and the "Let's see how long this sticks" in the edit summary worried me... Sorry! §haun 9∞76 23:44, 11 December 2012 (UTC)


I was in fact the anonymous user that did the edit in question; I didn't realise I wasn't logged in at the time. I believe 140.168.79.1 is a shared IP address as I had nothing to do with all those other edits. It also didn't occur to me that "Let's see how long this sticks" might be interpreted as mischievous. Anyway, thanks Limabeans for clearing this up and for restoring the edit. — ak47wong (talk) 02:06, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Hand-coding

Hey all :).

I'm dropping you a note because you've been involved in dealing with feedback from the Article Feedback Tool. To get a better handle on the overall quality of comments now that the tool has become a more established part of the reader experience, we're undertaking a round of hand coding - basically, taking a sample of feedback and marking each piece as inappropriate, helpful, so on - and would like anyone interested in improving the tool to participate :).

You can code as many or as few pieces of feedback as you want: this page should explain how to use the system, and there is a demo here. Once you're comfortable with the task, just drop me an email atokeyes@wikimedia.org and I'll set you up with an account :).

If you'd like to chat with us about the research, or want live tutoring on the software, there will be an office hours session on Monday 17 December at 23:00 UTC in #wikimedia-officeconnect. Hope to see some of you there! Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 22:58, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

Virtual kitten

Well… allright. Acceptable. But better be careful! You take your life in your hands when you mess with the Little Ankle Biter's templates! darwinbish BITE 23:49, 14 December 2012 (UTC).

"Wikipedia" prefers to stay in the present tense

It is pretty hard for me to express how stupid it is that you changed that back. Teaches me to try to contribute. — Preceding unsigned comment added by67.161.252.21 (talk) 02:15, 15 December 2012 (UTC)


If you believe that it shouldn't be that way, then by all means, go for it. I won't revert you. §haun 9∞76 02:31, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

why hurt my feels

you removed my section on donald glover. stop hurting my feels. that section was relevant. you are a sadist. put it back up. im sad. i want it back. now. i supposed to be studying. why do you hate me. i didnt hate you before what you did. my section was important. i bet you watch the show whitney and enjoy it. that show sucks. you suck. i bet your a brony too. nobody likes you. if you put my section back up ill give you a dollar or something. idk if you a mod or something or if giving you a dollar is even legal. if it isnt i wont give it to you. please put the section back up and i will love you forever and take back all my insults towards you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.18.25.190 (talk) 21:03, 16 December 2012 (UTC)


I'm sorry,I just didn't believe that the section was constructive. Try to say on the talk page of the article, Hey I'd like to put this section in, What does everyone think about it. Then, it won't be changed back. §haun 9∞76 21:25, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Your common.css page

Hello. I want to notify you that your page User:Shaun9876/common.css appears at the Category:Wikipedia pages with incorrect protection templates due to it includes the following template:

This is because that template was copied by mistake into your page. As I am not an admin I cannot remove it by myself because .css pages can be edited only by the owner of the page and admins. Considering that the page is not protected, and the addition of the template will not do so, could you please remove the template from your page? Thank you so much. Tbhotch. Grammatically incorrect? Correct it!See terms and conditions. 04:55, 19 December 2012 (UTC)


I see no template on the page §haun 9∞76 23:40, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
WK removed it already. See this. Legoktm (talk) 23:44, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

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Thanks for the Christman tree-fir, I believe? Wishing you and your family a great Christmas! Kevin12xd (talk) (contribs) 17:29, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Non-admin observations/comments at PERM

Hi Shaun. I've recently noticed you making a series of (Non-administrator comment)'s at PERM, specifically WP:PERM/R. This is generally frowned upon (as admins still need to examine the user in detail); take a look atthis, among other threads on that page. Let me know if you have any questions, and happy holidays. —Theopolisme 18:35, 24 December 2012 (UTC)


Hey Theo, I didn't realize this and didn't know about it. I wasn't declining but thanks for telling me! §haun 9∞76 19:39, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Terrorist hagiography

May i ask why you reverted the article on the founder of the terrorist organization Jemaah Islamiyah back to a hagiographic version which heaps praise on Abdullah for planting the "seeds of jihad" and about being "forced to live beneath a secular system"?Rajmaan (talk) 17:16, 29 December 2012 (UTC)


I think that was a mistake on my part. §haun 9∞76 21:32, 31 December 2012 (UTC)


Terrorist hagiography

May i ask why you reverted the article on the founder of the terrorist organization Jemaah Islamiyah back to a hagiographic version which heaps praise on Abdullah for planting the "seeds of jihad" and about being "forced to live beneath a secular system"?Rajmaan (talk) 17:16, 29 December 2012 (UTC)


I think that was a mistake on my part. §haun 9∞76 21:32, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks for the welcome. I am however an old user around wikipedia. -R.Arden (talk) 15:46, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Adam and Eve

I removed the term "creation theory" from the opening description of this article. Reason being, because as Christians we do not believe that Creation is a myth, but rather a fact. I find this offensive to have this term listed in the description of Adam and Eve. Furthermore, there is no reason to place the "creation myth" line in the opening as it is irrelevant to the topic. Simply saying "according to Abrahamic religion..." is enough. — Preceding unsigned comment added by64.211.68.212 (talk) 16:51, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Pungo, Virginia

Please check the talk page and history of an article such as Pungo, Virginia before reverting it based on a false-positive from an automated wiki tool. Thanks.96.238.74.96 (talk) 08:00, 7 January 2013 (UTC)


Sorry I reverted your edit but it was in good faith and not a false-positive. §haun 9∞76 01:26, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

The Angels, and youtube

Hi. You reverted my edit, [1] saying youtube isn't a credible source. The actual source was a Boganmania interview with 3 members of the Angels 100%, the first 5 minutes or so discussing how Jim Hilbun came up with the Angels 100% name. It is posted in the Angels 100% channel on Youtube, and on the boganmania channel [2]. The "source" is 3 current members of the Angels 100% band, in an interview on December 15, 2012. That copy of the interview just happens to be posted on Youtube..... — Preceding unsigned comment added by115.64.14.164 (talk) 02:56, 8 January 2013 (UTC)


I guess, then its credible, but keep in mind that generally it isn't. (Sorry for the late reply) §haun 9∞76 01:25, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of South Korea

Hi. I just wanted to let you know that it was a good faith edit to request a Romanization of the ROK Pledge. The request had been sitting on the TALK page for a couple of months with no activity. How else to get someone to contribute that section? (No need to reply; kind of rhetorical.) Thanks! AdderUser (talk) 12:45, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

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Chess?

Hey Shaun,

How about a game of chess? Kevin12xd (talk) (contribs)


Sure!

Sorry for the late response, I've been busy §haun 9∞76 00:42, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

Alright, your move *gives an evil stare* Kevin12xd (contribs) 00:45, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
another stare* Kevin12xd (contribs) 01:23, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
yet another stare* Kevin12xd (contribs) 01:27, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
Sorry I haven't made a move for so long. I have now! Kevin12xd (contribs) 00:18, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Counter-Vandalism

Hello, could you please be my trainer for the counter-vandalism academy? Thanks, Cameron Cmckain14 (talk) 02:24, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Done, with first lesson.::Cmckain14 (talk) 20:12, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
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Counter-vandalism training

Greetings! I would like to request to be trained by you in the Counter-Vandalism Unit Academy. Your editing times work well for me, and I appreciate any help you can give me. I know some of the basics, but there's still quite a lot I don't know, and I would love to learn from you how to effectively fight vandalism! Thank you. Greengreengreenred 05:40, 9 February 2013 (UTC)


Sure, I would love to, Let me set up the page first... §haun 9∞76
Wonderful! Thank you :) Greengreengreenred 03:28, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
I'll have to do it tomorrow, I'm sorry. §haun 9∞76 03:36, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
No problem! Greengreengreenred 03:40, 11 February 2013 (UTC)


Your first lesson is up, good luck! You can find it at User:Shaun9876/CVUA/Greengreengreenred §haun 9∞76 23:50, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

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Also, where is the yellow status bar at the top of the page. Just wondering, that's all!Cmckain14 (talk) 00:23, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
It's a template that got deleted, Sorry! §haun 9∞76 01:58, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

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Question about newest CVU/A section

In your last question on the Usernames unit, you asked me to identify which usernames would be considered disruptive. Do you mean disruptive as in a username that falls under the category of "Disruptive or offensive usernames" on WP:U, or do you mean any username deemed Inappropriate on WP:U? Greengreengreenred03:25, 1 March 2013 (UTC)


Only ones which you feel could warrant a block. §haun 9∞76 03:27, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
Gotcha; thanks! Greengreengreenred 23:29, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Conflict of Interest, Harrassment and Vandalism

Hi Shaun,

I am contacting you because I was looking for an Administrator interested in vandalism, and after looking at various people thought you might be interested in listening to me and perhaps helping.

I have been a member of Wikipedia since 2010, and I have made hundreds of edits for articles, such as corrections and to add additional information.

However, until recently, I had never participated in any of the Talk or Afd sections. Wikipedia wasn't my hobby, but I used it regularly for reading.

Recently I received some messages via a Yahoo group that told about an individual who had a Wikipedia article written about him, Steve Cottle, and that a close personally friend had decided to see to it that it be deleted.

This seemed odd, and I wondered about possible jealousy and a likely conflict of interest.

Seeing others respond to Mr. Cottle with a sense of floundering, I posted a message at the Yahoo group about the problem.

I didn't know Mr. Cottle personally, but I knew very well who he was. I'd read many messages of his, had visited his archive of newspaper comic strips and found it invaluable, and had even independently discovered the article about him, had downloaded it on Jan. 9th and found it interesting and informative.

Since I knew who he was and why he was notable, I thought I'd look into the matter. I interviewed him extensively using a text chat with transcripts saved, and discovered he was actually text chatting with his friend at the very time that he (samrolken) had initiated an Articles for deletion action at Wikipedia.

A chat transcript confirmed samrolken's explanations for this action (the Afd) and the nature of the interaction, which seemed quite antagonistic towards Mr. Cottle, his friend, ridiculing him and calling him names.

I did some research and found this:

"'You should not create or edit articles about ... your close friends. ... You should also not write about people with whom you could reasonably be said to have an antagonistic relationship in real life.'"

Wikipedia:Conflict of interest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Conflict_of_interest

and this

"Wikipedia:Vandalism

"Abuse of tags

"Bad-faith placing of non-content tags such as {afd} ... or other tags on pages that do not meet such criteria."

This seemed like a serious Conflict of Interest which samrolken should not have engaged in according to the guidelines I read, which are designed to ensure editing is done with neutrality and impartiality, which under the circumstances I described, is highly suspect. Deleting is a form of editing.

I entered a Keep comment, which an editor MrX, suppressed.

MrX also criticized me substantially and declined to do anything about this reported COI.

Since things went so adversely, I declined to participate any further in the Afd and cancelled my plans to enter more Keep comments.

samrolken eventually posted on my Talk page, and I tried to engage with him, but he refused to acknowledge or discuss the COI, though he admitted they were close personal friends.

I suggested withdrawing the Afd and continuing the discussion on my talk page, but he was adamant on getting things his way, which I felt was highly improper.

In a 2nd post on my talk page, he closed with "... I'll not be interacting with you any more."

Later, he sent an email letter to Mr. Cottle, then invaded the chat room where Mr. Cottle and I had a chat scheduled. samrolken parked himself and refused to leave, preventing me from talking privately with Mr. Cottle.

When we were alone, samrolken, insulted me repeatedly, taunted me, called me names, and dared me to do anything.

He soon invaded a Yahoo group by joining it and posting a lengthy message there, which annoying the owner, who revoked Mr. Cottle's moderator rights as a result.

At another Yahoo group, a member alerted me that samrolken was trying to delete articles that I had simply edited.

And I discovered that samrolken had indeed initiated an Afd for the article Russell R. Winterbotham, a published science fiction author.

This seemed like harrassment and retaliation.

My sense is there is a clique of people and samrolken feels untouchable, and he could care less what certain people think about the ethics of his actions.

He has a displayed a clearcut malevolence, and based on how I've been treated, have no interest in either intervening in these two Afds, nor doing any more article editing for Wikipedia.

Please note that I have documented two published articles about author Russell R. Winterbotham on my Talk page; they are from physical books called encyclopedias.

In my opinion, samrolken is simply engaging in vandalism, and that seems unethical to me.

Despite samrolken's taunts (transcript kept), I do hope there is at least one honest person within the Wikipedia community that might be concerned and want to do something about it.

I hope you are one such person.

Thanks kindly for considering my words. Drhankh (talk) 20:55, 3 March 2013 (UTC)


Drhankh, sorry to disappoint you, but, I am no admin. However, I would suggest bringing this to The Administrator Noticeboard or the Incidents Noticeboard. §haun 9∞76 02:33, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

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Chess?

want to play a game of chess with me? Teh Flying Corgi (talk) 18:20, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Counter Vandalism academy training

I'd like to study under your tutelage for admission to the counter-vandalism unit. Chris troutman (talk) 01:09, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

When should I expect to see the lessons posted? I've passed midterms so I have time now; I'd like to get this done sooner than later. Chris Troutman (talk) 19:54, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
Seriously, it's been a month. If you don't have time please let me know. Chris Troutman (talk) 18:05, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
Chris, I'm awfully sorry for the long delay, It's going up now. §haun 9∞76 00:55, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
It's no big deal, but I've already started with User:Mediran in your absence. I'd be happy to train the reviewer function with you. Chris Troutman (talk) 01:15, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:Department of Fun/Word Association

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CVU/A and a Wikibreak from me

First off, glad to see you back! :) Secondly, I have to inform you: For the past month or so, and for the next month or so, I have been and will continue to be on what is currently an unofficial WikiBreak. The reason for this is that I have been working on school work for this time as well as studying for my AP tests, which are in May; thus, I have little time to do things other than study and can only occasionally check my talk page or look at my (bloated) Watchlist. I do not have time to vandal patrol, and the time required to take the final exam would only be available to me during weekends. As a result of this, I would like to request you not monitor my progress until some time after May 15th (the date of my last AP test). Any time after May 15th would work for me, and I would very much appreciate it if you would accept this request. Thank you. Greengreengreenred 22:44, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Shaun I challenge you...

To Chess. I haven't played in a few years but i reckon i should be a decent challenger =P Thanks Jenova20(email) 15:07, 23 April 2013 (UTC)


Challenge Accepted, You're White. §haun 9∞76 22:34, 24 April 2013 (UTC)
Not that i'm dopey(...), but my eyes hit the first game before my brain caught up and i thought I had already lost =P. Game on Shaun Jenova20 (email) 09:13, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Question - shouldn't my king be facing your queen and vice versa? Thanks Jenova20 (email) 09:25, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

TPS Reply: No; the board is set up such that, essentially, Queens go on their own color. Thus, the board is set up correctly. :) Good luck, you two! Greengreengreenred 04:31, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
I've been playing with the board set up wrong for a few years...Still, should be interesting Jenova20 (email) 08:57, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

...Pretty sure a Bishop can't move from F8 to A4 in a legal move like this...Eh? Jenova20 (email)10:08, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Heh, heh heh... You Saw Nothing §haun 9∞76 23:37, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
I'm not that bad a player =P Jenova20 (email) 08:03, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
De ja vu...You've moved into check in your last move Shaun. *Cough*Illegal*cough* Jenova20 (email)08:10, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
How about whenever I make an illegal move, you get to move once freely. Then, I have to revert my turn and make a move (I.E. I Lose a turn) §haun 9∞76 22:31, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
I couldn't do that Shaun...I want to beat you fairly =D. Incidentally you're in check again...My Queen is fierce today =P
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Pending release of Notifications

Hey Shaun :). I'm dropping you a note because you have signed up for the Notifications, or Echo, newsletter.

If all goes according to plan, we should be launching Echo on en-wiki either tomorrow, or next Tuesday - I'll drop a followup tomorrow when we know what's happening. Should the launch succeed, we'll begin the process of triaging bugs and gathering feedback on what features work, what cause problems, and what we should do next; I hope you'll help us out on these fronts by leaving any comments you might have on the talkpage.

Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 22:04, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Wanna play?

I saw that you have a "chess center", and thought to myself, "hey, I haven't played chess with a real person in a while". So, do you want to play? Go Phightins! 18:14, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Great, The Board I'm setting the board up right now. §haun 9∞76 02:38, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
You are White §haun 9∞76 02:40, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Notifications box replacement prototypes released

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Anti-Vandalism Unit

Hi Shaun,

Would you be willing to take me on in the AVU?

Thanks, Matty.007 18:00, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Sure! §haun 00:51, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

I'm ready to start when you are! Matty.007 06:47, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

By the way, what country are you in? (For timings). Matty.007 08:03, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

I am in USA (PST) §haun 22:02, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

This could be interesting, I am in the UK! Anyway, I am ready to go! Matty.007 10:11, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

First Lesson is up! §haun 23:10, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Beyonce set list

Why did you remove the changes on the set list of Beyonce's Mrs. Carter World Tour? If you want evidence, here it is. There's even a video on Youtube that proofs the performance. And thrust me, I was there, it's true!

WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre

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Hello! Now, some of you might be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:
  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. If we don't get at least 5-10 recruiters to start off with, the Recruitment Centre will not open. If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, read the process and add your name to the list of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in the process section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment session...you can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".
  • Co-Director: The current Director for the centre is me (Dom497). Another user that would be willing to help with some of the tasks would be helpful. Tasks include making sure recruiters are doing what they should be (teaching!), making sure all recruitments are archived correctly, updating pages as needed, answering any questions, and distributing the feedback form. If interested, please contact me (Dom497).
  • Nominators, please read this: If you are not interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still help. In some cases a nominator may have an issue with an "inexperienced" editor (the recruitee) reviewing one of their nominations. To minimize the chances of this happening, if you are fine with a recruitee reviewing one of your nominations under the supervision of the recruiter, please add your name to the list at the bottom of this page. By adding your name to this list, chances are that your nomination will be reviewed more quickly as the recruitee will be asked to choose a nomination from the list of nominators that are OK with them reviewing the article.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.

A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)

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WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre Opens June 19

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Hello again! Now that we have enough recruiters (for now) to launch the Recruitment Centre, the opening date for the centre is set for Wednesday June 19, 2013.

To help "expose" the Recruitment Centre, ideas on how to promote it will be helpful. I have already requested two promotional ideas: A quick mention in next weeks Signpost, and a possible mention on everyone's watchlist. Also, spreading the "news" from 'Word of mouth' will probably come in handy as we can spread inform WikiProjects/users to inform them about the centre. Any other ideas should be mentioned on one of the talk pages at the Recruitment Centre or on my talk page.


Just to clarify some things before we begin recruiting:

  • When getting your recruitee to review a nomination, do not let them reviewer one of your nominations (if you have any).
  • Step 3 in the "The Process" section at Recruiter Central is only a guide. You can take a completely different approach if you want as long as you cover the same material; however, steps 1,2, and 4 a/b must be followed.
  • Don't force your recruitee into reviewing one of the nominations from nominators in the "Nominators That Are OK With A Recruitee Reviewing" list. If they want to review a different nomination, there's nothing to worry about, just let them. :)

That's pretty much it for now.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.--Dom497 (talk)00:34, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

Recruitment Centre Now Open

Due to a personal emergency, I've opened the Recruitment Centre a bit early. There are currently 3 users that would like to learn how to review nominations who can be found here. Because there are only 3 recruitees and 8 recruiters at this time, please limit the number of recruiters you handle to one (just for now). If you have any questions feel free to leave a message on my talk page. Thanks for volunteering!--Dom497 (talk) 18:57, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Ok, so there's been a minor change in plans. Instead of asking a recruitee to be their recruiter, wait for them to message you and then accept or decline (accepting is preferable).--Dom497 (talk) 23:47, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Good Article Recruitment Centre

Hello. I saw your name listed on the Good Article Recruitment Centre page and seeming as I have taken a new interest in reviewing articles and would like to know how to review larger and more advanced pages (such as Good Articles). I have seen your types of edits and think that they are most like mine (seeming as I also edit Video Game articles but also will edit other ones). Therefore I would like to request to be your recruitee. Thank you very much! Rainbow Shifter (talk) 15:40, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

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chess?

hello. Double sharp (talk) 16:09, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Interested in receiving traing

Hi,

I saw you listed as a recruiter and wanted to be part of the learning process. Thanks for you consideration.

--Markv68 (talk) 11:24, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Hey Shaun, I know you haven't been very active in the past month but can you please respond to the above request for recruitment? This is just so if you can't recruit Markv68, he can ask another recruiter. Thanks!--Dom497 (talk) 14:03, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

No Mark, I can't, as i have 3 trainees currently. You may have to find another teacher. Sorry! §haun 01:02, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Wait, what?!?! You have 3 recruitees...I thought he had 0! Please update your current recruitees at the list of recruiters page at Recruiter Central.--Dom497(talk) 02:08, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

IRC office hours for wiki-mentors and Snuggle users

Hi. We're organizing an office hours session with the Teahouse to bring in mentors from across the wiki to try out Snuggle and discuss it's potential to support mentorship broadly. The Snuggle team would appreciate it if you would come and participate in the discussion. We'll be having it in #wikimedia-officeconnect on Wed. July 17th @ 1600 UTC. Seethe agenda for more info. --EpochFail(talkwork), Technical 13 (talk), TheOriginalSoni (talk) 18:48, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

CVUA

Hi Shaun, I was just wondering, for the purposes of the CVUA course, if you were 1. retired, or 2. on a WikiBreak. Thanks, Matty.007 13:11, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

So Sorry Matty, I've been very busy with stuff and haven't had time to do much on Wikipedia. I'm getting back to it soon. §haun 14:56, 21 July 2013 (UTC)
That's fine, I was just checking you hadn't left Wikipedia... Matty.007 07:09, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Nope! Also, Since the editing layout has changed, it might take longer to transfer the Lessons. §haun 14:05, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
If you're talking about the new "Visual Editor" you can turn that off in Editing Preferences. I certainly did. Thanks Jenova20 (email) 14:43, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

I'm going to... §haun 01:00, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK RfC

  • As a listed GA participant, you are invited to contribute to a formal Request for Comment on the question of whether Good Articles should be eligible to appear in the Did You Know? slot in future. Please see the proposal on its subpage here, or on the main DYK talk page. To add the discussion to your watchlist, clickthis link. Thank you in advance. Gilderien Chat|Contributions03:09, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Good Article Recruitment Notice

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Hello! I just wanted to remind our recruiters (you) about some things that seem to be forgotten about during recruitments and one "minor" change in the instructions.
  • When starting a new recruitment or finishing one, please please please, update your column(s) in this list. Also, please remember to updatethis page accordingly. This will help keep track of past and current recruitments.
  • Regarding the change within the instructions, the GA Bot has now created a separate list of GA nominations including only the nominations by nominators that included themselves inthis list. When asking a recruitee to be a nomination, suggest they go to this page and pick a nomination from there. This is not mandatory but strongly recommended as we have already had one case where a recruitee was "scared" by a nominator (that was not on the list stating that they are fine with recruitees reviewing their nominations) and left the recruitment.

Thanks!

--Dom497 (talk) 03:03, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

CVUA talkback

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STiki emergency

Hello, Wikipedia citing sources page doesn't have info on citing a magazine source can you help — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rcnet11(talkcontribs) 04:41, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Hello, Wikipedia citing sources page doesn't have info on citing a magazine source can you helpRcnet11 (talk) 04:55, 25 August 2013 (UTC)


Good Article Recruitee

Hi,

I was wondering if you would be willing to accept me as a recruitee for the good article training?

Thanks, MrBauer24 (talk) 15:53, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Report

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Good Articles for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Hope you have a great day! -buffbills7701 13:57, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Realm of the Mad God title screen.png)

Ambox warning blue.svg Thanks for uploading File:Realm of the Mad God title screen.png. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'file' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that all non-free media not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Werieth (talk) 20:51, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

GA recruit

Hi , I saw your name in GA recruiter list.I am interested in becoming your recruitee.Hope you will accept me.RRD13 (talk) 15:44, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Welcome to STiki!

Hello, Shaun, and welcome to STiki! Thank you for your recent contributions using our tool. We at STiki hope you like using the tool and decide to continue using it in the future. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Here are some pages which are a little more fun:

  • The STiki leaderboard - See how you are faring against other STiki users!
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We hope you enjoy maintaining Wikipedia with STiki! If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions don't hesitate to drop a note over at the STiki talk page and we'll be more than happy to help. Again, welcome, and thanks! West.andrew.g (developer) and Pratyya (Hello!) 05:06, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

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GA recruit

Hello, can you recruit me? I saw your name in the list. Philroc (talk) 18:07, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Rondo 1

Hi! Can you explain me why you mark my edition on Rondo 1 as a vandalism? Current photo is outdatted, even the cllading isn't completed, it's form 2005. It was made from close, perspective is very unnatural. It's old and bad photo.

Also the address is incorrect. It's not Rondo Onz 1, correct form is rondo Organizacji Narodów Zjednoczonych 1, or rondo ONZ 1, or r. ONZ 1. ONZ is an acronim from Organizacja Narodów Zjednoczonych (ang. United Nations)Cyrkiel-network (talk) 21:37, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

To add photos, you need to use wiki-text [[File:Salad.jpg]]. Without it, it's not a picture. It's just letters. I though I marked this in good faith, but if I clicked vandalism, sorry. §haun 19:39, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Possible Good Article Recruit

Hello, my name is Sssssss340, and i am interested in becoming a Good Article Reviewer. I also have an interest in Gaming and would like to become a greater contributor to Wikipedia, and this seems like a good way to do it. If possible, i would like you to take me on as a Recruit, so i may eventually recruit others myself, thanks. sssssss340 13:27, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

I am busy with life for a while so my edits are very sporadic. I'd like to, but I suggest you find another reviewer as I am not always 100% available. Thanks, §haun 19:35, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Shaun: I don't mind, but so that I know, is my CVUA page inactive? Thanks, Matty.007 19:55, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
Technically, no. §haun 19:58, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
Technically? What I am asking is this: are you planning on setting anything else, or are you too bust? I honestly don't mind. Thanks, Matty.007 20:01, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
I will add more, on your request. Otherwise consider the page defunct. §haun 20:02, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
I don't want one of those "no, you choose" discussions; but I feel it is up to you: if RL needs sorting out, I have no problem with that. (Oh, and I am watching the page.) Thanks, Matty.007 20:04, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks §haun 21:28, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive

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Hello! A GAN Backlog Drive will begin in less than 4 days!

In past Backlog Drives, the goal was to reduce the backlog of Good article nominations. In the upcoming drive, another goal will be added - raising as much money as we can for the Wikimedia Foundation. How will this work? Well, its pretty simple. Any user interested in donating can submit a pledge at the Backlog Drive page (linked above). The pledge should mention the amount of money the user is willing to donate per review. For example, if a user pledges 5 cents per review and 100 nominations are reviewed, the total donation amount is $5.00.

At the time this message was sent out, two users have submitted pledges for a total of 8 cents per review. All pledges, no matter how much money, are greatly appreciated. Also, in no way is this saying you must make a pledge.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or leave a message on the Backlog Drive talk page. And remember, there are less than 4 days before the drive starts!--EdwardsBot (talk) 03:15, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Your opinion appreciated

Hi Shaun,

Feel free to voice your opinion here. --Philippe Jackson (talk) 16:33, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive

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Hello! Just a friendly reminder that the GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on December 31, 2013!

If you know anyone outside of the WikiProject that may be interested, feel free to invite them to the drive!

If you have any questions or want to comment about something regarding the drive, post them here--EdwardsBot (talk) 00:08, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Good article recruit

Hi Shaun,

I'm interested in becoming a good article reviewer.

Bill

Dr Ashton (talk) 20:39, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm not really up to teaching right now, maybe at another date §haun 14:50, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive

It's that time again! Starting on March 1, there will be another GAN Backlog Drive! There will be several changes compared to previous drives:

  • This drive will introduce a new component to it; a point system. In a nutshell, older nominations are worth more points than newer nominations. The top 3 participants who have the points will be awarded the Golden, Silver, or Bronze Wikipedia Puzzle Piece Trophy, respectively.
  • Unlike the December 2013 Backlog Drive, earning an additional barnstar if you reached your goal has been removed.
  • The allowance to have insufficient reviews has been lowered to 2 before being disqualified.
  • An exception to the rule that all reviews must be completed before the deadline has been created.

Also, something that I thought I would share with all of you is that we raised $20.88 (USD) for the WMF in the December 2013 drive. It may not sound like a lot but considering that that was raised just because we reviewed articles, I would say that's pretty good! With that success, pledges can be made for the upcoming drive if you wish.

More info regarding the drive and full descriptions regarding the changes to this drive can be found on the the drive page. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message on the drive talk page.

I look forward to your participation and hope that because of it, some day the backlog will be gone!

--Dom497

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:58, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Articles for creation March 2014 Backlog Elimination Drive

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Hello Shaun:

WikiProject AFC is holding a month long Backlog Elimination Drive!
The goal of this drive is to eliminate the backlog of unreviewed articles. The drive is running from March 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014.

Awards will be given out for all reviewers participating in the drive in the form of barnstars at the end of the drive.
There is a backlog of over 1600 articles, so start reviewing articles! Visit the drive's page and help out!

A new version of our AfC helper script has been released! It includes many bug fixes, new improvements and features, code enhancements, and more. If you want to see a full list of changes, visit the changelog. Please report bugs and feature requests there, too! Thanks.
Posted by Northamerica1000 (talk) on 02:12, 28 February 2014 (UTC) using MediaWiki message delivery (talk), on behalf of WikiProject Articles for creation

GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive

The March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on April 1, 2014! Sent by Dom497 on behalf of MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

GA article recruitment

Hello, was wondering if you're free to recruit me for GA article training.

Thanks,

Neuroxic (talk) 13:28, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

I've been really busy and not sure If I have the time now. Maybe at another date §haun 14:50, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Removed Content

Yes I removed content because it was incorrect. The tables I had put up with correct info from the school have also been taken down — Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.121.23.107 (talk) 15:36, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

If you don't explain what you are removing or why in the edit summary box, It just looks like you're removing stuff for no reason. Please do it in the future. Feel free to undo my edit, thanks, §haun 15:53, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

♥IBCPirates♥

hey, I'm User:IBCPirates, and I was wondering if you could consider giving me feedback about my page, John F. Ryan Elementary School. →→IBCPirates (talk) 21:37, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
Crap, Didn't see this until now. Sorry man. Shaun 00:11, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive

Hello everyone! Hope you've all been having a great summer!

TheQ Editor recently proposed the idea of having another Backlog Drive in either September/October or November/December of this year. For those of you who have participated in the past two drives you know I was the one who organized them, however, come September, this will be my most important year in school so I will not be able to coordinate this drive (if it happens). TheQ Editor has volunteered to be a coordinator for the drive. If any of you would like to co-coordinator, please notify TheQ Editor on his talk page.

If you would be interested in participating in a Backlog Drive sometime before the end of this year, please notify TheQ Editor. Also, make sure to specify what month(s) work best for you.

At the time this message was sent out, the backlog was at 520 nominations. Since May, the backlog has been steadily increasing and we are currently near an all time high. Even though the backlog will not disappear over one drive, this drive can lead to several others which will (hopefully) lead to the day where there is no longer a backlog.

As always, the more participants, the better, and everyone is encouraged to participate!

Sent by Dom497--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:52, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

GA Cup

Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!

As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:

For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.

For more info on the proposal, click here. As a FYI, the proposal page is not what the final product will look like (if you do go ahead with this idea). It will look very similar to WikiCup's page(s).

The discussion for the proposal will take place here. Please let us know if you are interested, have any concerns, things to consider, etc.

--Dom497, Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:29, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup
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WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.

Some of you may ask: what is the purpose for a competition of this type? Currently, there is a backlog of about 500 unreviewed Good article nominations, almost an all time high. It is our hope that we can decrease the backlog in a fun way, through friendly competition.

Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors! Sign-ups will be open until October 15, 2014 so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the four judges.

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:04, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

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Copyright checks when performing AfC reviews

Hello Shaun. This message is part of a mass mailing to people who appear active in reviewing articles for creation submissions. First of all, thank you for taking part in this important work! I'm sorry this message is a form letter – it really was the only way I could think of to covey the issue economically. Of course, this also means that I have not looked to see whether the matter is applicable to you in particular.

The issue is in rather large numbers of copyright violations ("copyvios") making their way through AfC reviews without being detected (even when easy to check, and even when hallmarks of copyvios in the text that should have invited a check, were glaring). A second issue is the correct method of dealing with them when discovered.

If you don't do so already, I'd like to ask for your to help with this problem by taking on the practice of performing a copyvio check as the first step in any AfC review. The most basic method is to simply copy a unique but small portion of text from the draft body and run it through a search engine in quotation marks. Trying this from two different paragraphs is recommended. (If you have any question about whether the text was copied from the draft, rather than the other way around (a "backwards copyvio"), the Wayback Machine is very useful for sussing that out.)

If you do find a copyright violation, please do not decline the draft on that basis. Copyright violations need to be dealt with immediately as they may harm those whose content is being used and expose Wikipedia to potential legal liability. If the draft is substantially a copyvio, and there's no non-infringing version to revert to, please mark the page for speedy deletion right away using {{db-g12|url=URL of source}}. If there is an assertion of permission, please replace the draft article's content with {{subst:copyvio|url=URL of source}}.

Some of the more obvious indicia of a copyvio are use of the first person ("we/our/us..."), phrases like "this site", or apparent artifacts of content written for somewhere else ("top", "go to top", "next page", "click here", use of smartquotes, etc.); inappropriate tone of voice, such as an overly informal tone or a very slanted marketing voice with weasel words; including intellectual property symbols (™,®); and blocks of text being added all at once in a finished form with no misspellings or other errors.

I hope this message finds you well and thanks again you for your efforts in this area. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC).

       Sent via--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Editing several articles at once because of a template

How can I edit parameters of a template that are containe in several articles. For example, if I edited an infobox by changing a parameter, how can I easly replace this parameter in all articles that are using this infobox? --46.35.133.141 (talk) 13:58, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

CVU student request

I was wondering if you were available to guide me through the animalistic mess that is vandalism on Wikipedia, via the CVU academy. I have contributed 156 edits to Wikipedia so far, of which (approx.) 135(?) are in the main space. I'm not specifically looking for a training in any of the lesser-known intricacies of the world's largest encyclopedia, but if you feel that something maybe deserves more attention, then I'm a very easy-going person. I'm on a Macbook Pro, not that it matters. My current skills include -- Twinkle (I know how to use it), Properly Citing sources[3], and profiling edits which might be vandalism on Recent Changes. k_scheik (talk) 22:23, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

I've been rather busy, and rather inactive, but if you want I can. I may disappear at any time, but if you want, I'll be happy to help. Shaun 02:41, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
That would be great. Would you mind adding my name to your current students, and sending me a message on my talk page when you would like to start. I'm not familiar with what the actual training will entice, but I previewed the sylabus. Thank you for your time. k_scheik (talk) 00:03, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
Sounds good. Sorry, I'm a bit screwy. Done, Page added Shaun 23:37, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Counter-Vandalism Academy: New student submission

Dear Shaun — I have recently been promoted as a pending changes review, but I am really interested in getting to be a rollbacker on Wikipedia. However, I feel like I need some more training with removing vandalism from Wikipedia, and came to the Counter-Vandalism Academy to get training from top anti-vandalism experts, and your in my time zone. I am requesting that you become my anti-vandalism teacher, and teach me the ways of removing vandalism, and tips, so I can be ready to take on the role of a rollbacker. I am ready to train when you are, and I am very excited for this new journey on Wikipedia. Hopefully, we will discuss this possibility very soon! By the way, I live in Oregon, PDT. Cheers, lets talk soon! CookieMonster755 (talk) 05:06, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

I think you would be better off finding someone else at this point in time. I'm not really disposed at the moment to help, though I'd love to. I really need to update that CVUA page. Looks like I'll finally get around to it. Shaun 22:36, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Shaun plays chess. (And so do I)

Do you want to start a game of chess? If I play white then first move is c4.Nfisher32 (talk) 21:54, 9 April 2015 (UTC)nfisher32 4-9-15 4:54 pm GMT -06

A food invite

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Hello Shaun! Welcome to WikiProject Food and Drink! We are a group of editors who work together to better organize information in articles related to food and drink.

The goals of WikiProject Food and Drink:

  • Consensus about the organization of food and drink related articles.
  • Coordination of editing on food, drink, and restaurant related articles.
  • Categorization of food, drink, and restaurant articles.
  • Creation, expansion, and maintenance of food, drink, and restaurant articles.
  • To help maintain the food portal.

What you can do right now:

Once again, welcome to the project!

Dfrr (talk) 01:17, 18 April 2015 (UTC) (Talk to me:-)

CVUA

Hi. The Counter Vandalism Unit is still very much an active project and users regularly ask for training. as you now very rarely log in I have removed your details from Wikipedia:Counter-Vandalism Unit/Academy/Instructors. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks.--Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 02:53, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open!

Hi,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:52, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

New newsletter for Notifications

Hello

You are subscribing to the Notifications newsletter on English Wikipedia.

That newsletter is now replaced by the monthly and multilingual Collaboration team newsletter, which will include information and updates concerning Notifications but also concerning Flow and Edit Review Improvements.

Please subscribe!

All the best, Trizek (WMF) (talk) 10:51, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Chess?

Hey Shaun, I'm The Phase Master. I come to you asking a question, namely about your chess page. Since you're Semi-retired, and no one is playing your chess game anymore, I was wondering if I could use it on my own page. I've already asked the Teahouse Hosts here, but it seems like they keep confusing me. Can I get a little help from you? The Phase Master (talk) 15:35, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

Never mind, apparently games are forbidden on WP.
The Phase Master (talk) 15:35, 25 October 2016 (UTC)