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You have worked hard to improve the Chopin Noturnes page and I am very grateful as I play these frequentely and use the page to help me find a nocturne that I would like to play. Therefore I am giving you this for the help that your edits have given me. Pianoplonkers (talk) 10:05, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

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Unblock[edit]

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This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

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Request reason:

Caught by a web host block (209.95.32.0/19). I'm using a VPN through IPVanish - mostly in response to recent metadata retention laws. I'm logged in using my account, and am in good standing. I'm not sure why I shouldn't be able to edit Wikipedia this way? Stevage 02:14, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Decline reason:

As explained by Jeremy, open proxy blocks are not usually 'anon. only', so logged in users cannot edit through them. PhilKnight (talk) 00:19, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

Wikipedia does not allow editing through open proxies or anonymising services. This is partially because such services are depressingly abused routinely (especially by banned users) and partially because Wikipedia identifies anonymous users by their IP addresses. While there is a workaround it isn't granted unless there's a reason editing through a closed proxy/with the anonymising service off is impossible. —Jeremy v^_^v Bori! 07:33, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
It seems so strange that editing is prevented on the basis of IP first, rather than account. Surely the fact that I'm logged in with my not-banned account is enough to verify that I'm not an unwanted user. Hmph. Stevage 11:31, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
IP blocks can actually be set to allow registered users to edit through them. Open proxy blocks, however, generally aren't flagged with "anon. only". —Jeremy v^_^v Bori! 19:01, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: GeoPackage (December 18)[edit]

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Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted at this time. The reason left by SwisterTwister was: Please check the submission for any additional comments left by the reviewer. You are encouraged to edit the submission to address the issues raised and resubmit when they have been resolved.
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Chris Froome[edit]

You might like to check your recent addition to the above - it has been removed! Regards 15:43, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:GeoPackage[edit]

Hello, Stevage. It has been over six months since you last edited your Articles for Creation draft article submission, "GeoPackage".

In accordance with our policy that Articles for Creation is not for the indefinite hosting of material deemed unsuitable for the encyclopedia mainspace, the draft has been nominated for deletion. If you plan on working on it further, or editing it to address the issues raised if it was declined, simply edit the submission and remove the {{db-afc}} or {{db-g13}} code.

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. Puffin Let's talk! 08:53, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Larry Donovan (bridge jumper)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 22 October 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Larry Donovan (bridge jumper), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after he died, daredevil Larry Donovan's mother said, "I told him that jumping off bridges was a poor way of earning a living"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Larry Donovan (bridge jumper). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Larry Donovan (bridge jumper)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Chris Woodrich (talk)) 00:02, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svgHello, Stevage. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

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Nomination of Ibex (band) for deletion[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Financial Risk Manager[edit]

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Nomination of Ibex (band) for deletion[edit]

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Proposed deletion of The Open Stage[edit]

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Doesn't appear to be independently notable with significant coverage in independent reliable sources. Possibly merge to the University of Melbourne.

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Nomination of The Open Stage for deletion[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Hydroelectric plants in Australia[edit]

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Research on Backlogs[edit]

Hi Stevage,

I'm Pau Giner, a member of the Wikimedia Design team. We are interested in providing better support to some of the activities that experienced editors do. In particular, we want to understand better how backlogs work and the issues that users may find when adding the work to be done, and finding/completing this work.

We are organising a series of short interview sessions, and we consider you as an experienced editor are an ideal candidate to participate. In order to participate you can fill this form that collects the basic information for us to schedule a session and contact you back. If you know other users that may provide useful information in this area, feel free to recommend them to participate too.

The sessions will use Google Hangouts, which is a browser-based videoconference tool, but using a camera is totally optional. We use this tool since it will allow you to share your screen and show how you do your on-wiki activities in more detail. If you prefer a different format/tool, please let us know.

Thanks! --Pginer-WMF (talk) 10:08, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Factual (data company)[edit]

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Fails notability criterion (see WP:CORP)

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Please consider improving the page 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.  --Lambiam 10:45, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

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Melbourne meetup[edit]

A quick note: There is a meetup in Fed Square this Sunday at 6pm. T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 00:58, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

Can you help me with WP:EASTEREGG?[edit]

Hi there,

I've been having difficulty lately with some users who have limited experience with hypertext, and who don't really understand the concept of WP:EASTEREGG.

The typical situation is:

  1. I'll make a completely uncontentious edit correcting some arbitrarily-titled link.
  2. A random user will undo it claiming that it's not an easter egg.
  3. I'll make the edit again, point out that it is an easter egg, linking WP:EASTEREGG.
  4. They'll undo it again, claiming that it's not that type of easter egg.
  5. I'll make the edit again, pointing out that it is.
  6. Again they'll undo it, this time saying that the whole WP:EASTEREGG article isn't any good, and that those guidelines anyway are just made up by random passing strangers anyway.
  7. Wikipedia slowly devolves into TVTropes.

I think this interaction exposes one of the fundamental weaknesses of Wikipedia: Often established formatting practices will be overruled by the consensus on inexperienced users. And as you can see above, it makes no difference whether you can clearly show them the established formatting practices.

In order to help solve this, I've been trying to find good references to link/anchor style guidelines. But it occurred to me that users such as yourself (who've worked on the Wikipedia:Piped link article) might have some even better references for me to learn from, or possibly point out where I may have misinterpreted the guidelines in some way.

Kind regards,

InternetMeme (talk) 01:36, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of Joseph Seipelt for deletion[edit]

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The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Joseph Seipelt until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Kirbanzo (talk) 00:44, 8 September 2018 (UTC)