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Earlier[edit]

Proposed deletion of Blaise Agüera y Arcas[edit]

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The article Blaise Agüera y Arcas has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

person not important enough

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

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Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. LMB (talk) 10:44, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

This is getting a bit much... the fact that the only "help fix this article" comments I get are people proposing them for deletion as nonnotable or bots suggests our social norms are lacking. B A y A for instance is a remarkably accomplished creator, director, and developer, who has been renowned in the national media for at least two different phases of his life; as a quick search would indicate. Slapping a deletion tag on an article should not be the default way to improve it. – SJ +

Wikiversity[edit]

Hi Sj, can you please come back to Wikiversity? --Goldenburg111 (talk) 23:59, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

Very kind. I still visit and catch up on news there. I don't have an active project to work on at the moment... – SJ + 02:08, 17 December 2013 (UTC)


Precious anniversary[edit]

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Whole Earth
Thank you, Samuel, for ten years of sharing your experience in many languages and capacities, for quality articles such as Whole Earth and Attalus I, for seeking the peaceful resolution of disputes, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (6 July 2009)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:51, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 877th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:41, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Thank you Gerda, you are wonderful and I am honored again to hear from you. Very warm regards from Texas. – SJ + 23:13, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! I try to stay out of this dispute, - would like a peaceful resolution but my name alone would do the opposite ;) - Did you know that an admin protected an article in a dispute like that and blocked himself? - To his memory (on the German Main page right now). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:42, 6 June 2015 (UTC)
Two years ago, you were recipient no. 877 of Precious, a prize of QAI! - Sad to say: the admin died in January. The arguments didn't die, see Max Reger, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:32, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
Three years now! I still miss Dreadstar. The arguments mostly died, and I don't miss them. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:38, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
Sic years, and same. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:04, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

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Facto Post '18[edit]

Metadata on the March
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The 100 Skins of the onion

116th Congress[edit]

Hello! I've noticed that you have a page over at User:Sj/Update Congress that I can only presume is for the purposes of keeping List of current members of the United States House of Representatives and similar pages updated. Just so you know, I'm currently working on an update over at Talk:List of current members of the United States House of Representatives/116th Congress for the 116th Congress, so if you're planning on working on the House article, it would be more efficient to just work on the update I already have going. Cheers! Westroopnerd (talk) 02:03, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Thanks! – SJ +

Chonqing bus disaster[edit]

A failure of knowing: This blurb on the Chonqing bus tragedy was possibly the only media coverage that accurately describes what is observed in the video, and its different interpretations. Police, major news, local news all repeated third-hand summaries that were wrong. No head contact; intent; affect. A case of organic misinfo w no beneficiary (unless somehow the driver's fam was involved).

If all of our reporting institutions (official sources, official news, investigative indie news) are broken in this way, we need a different ecology of white cloaks to be able to have basic conversations about what goes on. (It's not tha people are bad at this; we're subtle - note in contrast the average sensibility of even low-grade social media discussion of this event.) – SJ + 17:45, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Later[edit]

  • Today's Wikipedian 10 years ago
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Ten years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:58, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Halloween 2019[edit]

Hi SJ, I'm not sure you received my initial ping about this AE case when I first mentioned your name there. Your opinion on the matter might be worth hearing since your contribution is the center of the case in question. 🌿 SashiRolls t · c 13:42, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

It is no longer possible to reply at the initial AE, very shortly after I posted this comment, the case was finally closed. I hope you enjoyed the wiki-conference. I found the presentation on WikiCite interesting today (definitely one of my interests @ wikidata, though not one of my "compétences"/skills yet). At the moment I am disinclined to help en.wp of course, but there is a chance that someday that may change, especially if some of the dys-(cor-)ruptors are dealt with. Still, given the ossification of power at en.wp, I won't hold my breath. Just out of curiosity: did you have an organizational role in this year's wiki-conference N. America? Best, 🌿 SashiRolls t · c 23:03, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
This year, I did indeed. :) – SJ +

Your input is requested[edit]

at Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Next issue/Community view before Friday.

Only 100 or so words. It should be fun and serious at the same time.

All the best,

Smallbones(smalltalk) 01:49, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the invite Smallbones, another time :) – SJ + 04:15, 11 February 2020 (UTC)

Misc[edit]

Miscellaneous

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  • The WMF has begun a pilot report of the pages most visited through various social media platforms to help with anti-vandalism and anti-disinformation efforts. The report is updated daily and will be available through the end of May.
  • For the record: I support GASH :) ScavHunt++ – SJ + 03:09, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of File:WE-69-p11a.jpg[edit]

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The file File:WE-69-p11a.jpg has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

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WikiLoop Battlefield new name vote[edit]

Dear Sj,

Thank you for your interest and contributions to WikiLoop Battlefield. We are holding a voting for proposed new name. We would like to invite you to this voting. The voting is held at m:WikiProject_WikiLoop/New_name_vote and ends on July 13th 00:00 UTC.

xinbenlv Talk, Remember to "ping" me 05:17, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Habari mzee![edit]

Hi Sj, I had tried to contact you a while ago at swwiki without success so I better write here. You are still listed as admin but have been a bit quiet the last years. Do you intend to continue? As per our new policy we send admins on unpaid leave after a year of non-activity, but you just came back on 1 September. Would you mind to tell us how you see your admin situation? Kipala (talk) 08:58, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

Hiya @Kipala:! How are things with you? I have less time this year for sure, + don't mind taking unpaid leave now. – SJ + 03:14, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

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"Cat" deletion[edit]

If I understand things correctly, you deleted the bit about her Broadway performance. Was a reason given? The matter is important and was documented by the NYT reference.Rozsaphile1 (talk) 16:50, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

Hi Rozsaphile, it seemed to be presented in a less-than-neutral fashion, and did not have a standard reference. (Try using the "Cite" button in the editor!) Now I see the original reference, and here is a clarifying recap from Playbill about the foot surgery and ending the stage run a week early. Feel free to readd this, but please provide the full context so it reads less like innuendo. – SJ + 00:18, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

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Signpost article?[edit]

Hey SJ, it's been awhile, I hope all is well with you.

I found the Signpost article: Jimmy Wales "shouldn't be kicked out before he's ready" very disturbing (see my comment there). Can you provide any more insight on what is really happening here, and on what the community ought to try to do about any of this? Thanks, Paul August 10:48, 1 December 2020 (UTC)

Weighing in as you have is a good start. Even the framing of this article is problematic (in shifting the window) - in a community like this (not to mention ours where Jimmy continues to be a popular mainstream figurehead), you tend to want founders actively engaged in governance for as long as they can stand it. – SJ + 15:33, 1 December 2020 (UTC)
Can you elaborate on how the Signpost article has problematically shifted the "window"? Paul August 16:50, 1 December 2020 (UTC)

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File permission problem with File:WE-69-p32a.jpg[edit]

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This was resolved by mail before OTRS. A pity that it led to simple deletion now... haven't been able to jump through the current hoop, but will try to track them down. – SJ + 18:30, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Citogenesis.png[edit]

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[File:Citogenesis.png] seems to fit the fair use and NFCC criteria, but there is a dispute about this on the page in question. Under discussion. – SJ + 18:30, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

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File:Citogenesis.png listed for discussion[edit]

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A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Citogenesis.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for discussion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. Nardog (talk) 00:18, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the notice, a fine place to discuss. – SJ + 16:24, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

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