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Contributing to Wikipedia[edit]

Hi! I've been a lurker here for a while, reading a lot of active users' talk pages and spending quite a bit of time trying to understand the rules and conventions, but honestly everything seems so overwhelming. I've seen a lot of people invoking all sorts of policies and guidelines and it seems impossible to keep track of everything. Do you have any advice for someone new who really wants to be involved and who loves the spirit of Wikipedia, but is perhaps too afraid (of doing something wrong) to start? (talk) 15:20, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

@ Typically we say be bold and just edit. People will tend to let you know if you're running afoul of something. If you want, we've got a list of policies and a list of guidelines for the full reference (or there's also a short list if you only have a minute). Personally, I've got advice of my own: what you're already doing with this post is the vast majority of the advice I'd give you. Be humble, ignore ego, and proactively reach out to work with people to resolve disputes if you encounter any... and don't care too much. Also remember that you share the same articles with millions of people who will also have their millions of opinions about most of them. Above all, though, I'd recommend creating an account; that way it'll make it less confusing to stay in touch with other editors, plus you can customize your interface and use gadgets to make life easier. --slakrtalk / 06:43, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for the advice! I was initially going to create an account just because most of the edits from this (static) IP, that now belongs to me, were not made by me but for some reason I never actually got to doing it. I'm here now though, so see you around! ComplexParadigm (talk) 07:45, 15 June 2016 (UTC)


Slakr, would you please review my request here: Wikipedia:IRC#Pending_requests_for_access_to_channels. Thank you, — xaosflux Talk 02:11, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

A third party needed[edit]


For a while I have been having a content dispute with another editor on Aristo. To avoid repetition, I made this complaint at ANI sometime ago here. The article was protected, but afterwards, the editor started once again. Here is an extensive and cyclical discussion at the talkpage that is not heading anywhere. My major problem with this editor is he/she is unwilling to compromise. They want the entire definition out of the page and that is final. They have even proceeded to remove other valid entries on the dab page, still using the reason "undocumented". I will appreciate if you can look into the dispute and help in resolving it. I think I'd most probably be comfortable with a rational/guideline based decision of any fair administrator. Thanks.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 22:17, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Two years ago ...
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page protection
... you were recipient
no. 890 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:21, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

Rich Farmbrough arbitration amendment request[edit]

The Arbitration Committee respectfully requests your attention, as an active member of the Bot Approvals Group, at this arbitration amendment request, which seeks to remove bot-related restrictions from Rich Farmbrough. Any comments would be appreciated. For the Arbitration Committee, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 18:53, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

Please also see WT:BAG. Thank you, — xaosflux Talk 21:57, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

Dear Slakr, I have written an article on describing Webcall too technical with a link to companies using webcall.

Your colleague got it in a matter of publicity so I changed the article and inserted links of your own pages to explain webcall.

Bonadea staff member was not arrogante to send me emails of not using publicity... So I simply re-wrote a short description, but still not satisfactory and worst of all she redirected the webcall page to click to call page with issues and wrong description.

Can you help, now the webcall page is redirected to another not the same technology. username Aldema13

Regards Alain — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:01, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Achraf Baznani[edit]

Hello, Please restore this page, the artist is well known, I will rewrite the page! Thank you! [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] (talk) 08:55, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

I think it would be best to wait for advice from checkuser Ponyo. There was extensive sockpuppetry about this subject on several Wikipedias, see WP:Sockpuppet investigations/Maromania/Archive and the sockmaster User:Maromania, now User:Prismoa, has been globally locked. When closing the SPI, Ponyo salted even Draft:Achraf Baznani to prevent further disruption. I have asked Ponyo to check whether this is blocked Maromania/Prismoa back again, but she is on holiday until 26 July. JohnCD (talk) 20:43, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
I'm not the person who protected it. JohnCD did. If asking him first hasn't worked, and asking on requests for page protection (the other right place to ask) hasn't worked, then asking me likely won't. I haven't had time to be active most of this month anyway. :P --slakrtalk / 03:33, 25 July 2016 (UTC)