User talk:Switchercat

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See my talk page archives for previous discussion and comments:
Archive 1 · Archive 2

Feminism Task Force[edit]

Hello! I've seen you around Wikipedia. I just wanted to let you know that you might be interested in this. Hope to see you around more and happy editing! :) --Grrrlriot (talk) 21:04, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Oh, I definitely am! Thanks! —Switchercat talkcont 19:41, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
Your welcome! Thank you for joining the task force! --Grrrlriot (talk) 19:54, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Rollback granted[edit]

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After reviewing your request for rollback, I have enabled rollback on your account. Keep in mind these things when going to use rollback:

  • Getting rollback is no more momentous than installing Twinkle.
  • Rollback can be used to revert vandalism only, and not good faith edits.
  • Rollback may be removed at any time.

If you no longer want rollback, then contact me and I'll remove it. Also, for some information on how to use rollback, you can view this page. I'm sure you'll do great with rollback, just leave me a message if you run into troubles or have any questions about appropriate/inappropriate use of rollback. Happy editing! –xenocidic (talk) 02:57, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

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LGBT WikiProject Newsletter (July 2008)[edit]

  • Newsletter delivery by xenobot 13:22, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Mazikeen.jpg[edit]

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WikiProject LGBT studies Newsletter[edit]

This newsletter was sent by §hepBot (Disable) at 21:26, 12 November 2008 (UTC) by the request of Moni3 (talk)


Sorry about the typo w/ the article Genital leiomyomas... thank you for fixing that! kilbad (talk) 18:42, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

No problem. Just passing by Special:Newpages. ;) —Switchercat talkcont 18:43, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Marlond Dollaku[edit]

I have translated the article from Albanian to English. I left a note pointing to the Albanian Wikipedia on the authors talk page. Cheers! » \ / () 00:42, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Wonderful, thank you! —Switchercat talkcont 00:44, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

File:FinneyBoylan.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

An image or media file that you uploaded or altered, File:FinneyBoylan.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. WilyD 16:02, 6 February 2009 (UTC) . Sorry 'bout that, eh, but it simply doesn't meet our licensing requirements. WilyD 16:02, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

My new redirect[edit]

Thanks for fixing that. Mike R (talk) 17:44, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the redirect!![edit]

Thanks for re-directing my Lion's Club page to where it belongs. I'll do a search accordingly, before starting pages in the future - just never though to look under "Lion's Club International".

Cheers,MayFlowerNorth (talk) 19:45, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Automatic patrolling of tagged pages at New Page patrol[edit]

Hi there. There is a suggestion to get a bot to patrol any New Page that an editor has tagged for CSD, AfD, etc. As someone who patrols a lot, your opinion is particularly welcomed. --GedUK  10:11, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Removal of deletion tag[edit]

Hi, I noticed you removed a deletion tag at Dre Rossi. If you want to keep the article, and have a valid reason for doing so, please add a {{hangon}} tag beneath it. Thanks, Genius101Guestbook 21:04, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I meant to message the user who removed it. I clicked on message this user at the wrong time. My apologies, Genius101Guestbook 21:04, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject LGBT studies Newsletter (June 2009)[edit]

  • Newsletter delivery by xenobot 17:44, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

User:Switchercat/Sandbox/Arturo Campión[edit]

Hi, I just came across this one listed under Basque authors - is this a released article or still in your sandbox? Akerbeltz (talk) 03:09, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Trans man lede[edit]

Hi Switch

Some time ago, in response to the dispute we had at Trans man, I changed the lede to read: "a person who was identified as female at birth, but who feels that this is not an accurate or complete description of themselves and consequently identifies as male." I left a note to that effect on the talk page, as well as on Benji's talk page, but I have yet to hear any feedback. I'm hoping this is because everyone finds the change acceptable, and not simply because it got missed. Are you okay with the new wording? Thanks, Throwaway85 (talk) 04:02, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Feminism[edit]

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Hello, Feminism Task Force Member! Please accept this invitation to join a discussion on creating a full-fledged WikiProject Feminism. If you support this idea, please register your support here. All feedback is appreciated! Thanks!

Come hang out with us![edit]

Hi! I wanted to let you know that we have created an IRC channel for "countering systemic bias one new editor at a time", aka closing the gender gap! Come hang out at #wikimedia-gendergap. We hope this channel can serve as a safe haven to hang out, talk about Wiki, brainstorming, women in Wikimedia, article alerts and foster friendships. I hope you join us! (And if you need any IRC help, just let me know!) See you there! SarahStierch (talk) 02:24, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:BayWindowsNewspaper.jpg[edit]


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New Page Patrol survey[edit]


New page patrol – Survey Invitation

Hello Switchercat! The WMF is currently developing new tools to make new page patrolling much easier. Whether you  have patrolled many pages or only a few, we now need to  know about your experience. The survey takes only 6 minutes, and the information you provide will not be shared with third parties other than to assist us in analyzing the results of the survey; the WMF will not use the information to identify you.

  • If this invitation  also appears on other accounts you  may  have, please complete the  survey  once only. 
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Please click HERE to take part.
Many thanks in advance for providing this essential feedback.

You are receiving this invitation because you  have patrolled new pages. For more information, please see NPP Survey. Global message delivery 13:28, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Boston Wiknic[edit]

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Great American Wiknic - Boston

The Second Annual Great American Wiknic will be an opportunity for Wikipedians across the Greater Boston area to meet for an afternoon of Food, Fun, and Fellowship. Come hang out with other Wikimedians, learn more about upcoming activities, and just enjoy a day at the park!
Saturday, June 23
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Please sign up here: Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/Wiknic/2012!

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of Meetup/Boston at 14:50, 31 May 2012 (UTC).

Non-free rationale for File:Teen Ink cover April 07.jpg[edit]

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If you have uploaded other non-free media, consider checking that you have specified the non-free rationale on those pages too. 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 any non-free media lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If the file is already gone, you can still make a request for undeletion and ask for a chance to fix the problem. If you have any questions, please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 11:14, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

Hi Switchercat. In case you are not aware, there is an upcoming campaign to improve coverage of LGBT-related topics on Wikipedia, culminating with an international edit-a-thon on June 21. See Wiki Loves Pride 2014 for more information. If you are interested, you might consider creating a page for a major city (or cities!) near you, with a list of LGBT-related articles that need to be created or improved. This would be a tremendous help to Wikipedia and coverage of LGBT culture and history. Thanks for your consideration, and please let me know if you have any questions! --Another Believer (Talk) 15:56, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Cristóvão Colombo listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Cristóvão Colombo. Since you had some involvement with the Cristóvão Colombo redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. TheChampionMan1234 03:14, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride![edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride!

  • What? Wiki Loves Pride, a campaign to document and photograph LGBT culture and history, including pride events
  • When? June 2015
  • How can you help?
    1.) Create or improve LGBT-related articles and showcase the results of your work here
    2.) Upload photographs or other media related to LGBT culture and history, including pride events, and add images to relevant Wikipedia articles; feel free to create a subpage with a gallery of your images (see examples from last year)
    3.) Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

Or, view or update the current list of Tasks. This campaign is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, an officially recognized affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. Visit the group's page at Meta-Wiki for more information, or follow Wikimedia LGBT+ on Facebook. Remember, Wiki Loves Pride is about creating and improving LGBT-related content at Wikimedia projects, and content should have a neutral point of view. One does not need to identify as LGBT or any other gender or sexual minority to participate. This campaign is about adding accurate, reliable information to Wikipedia, plain and simple, and all are welcome!

If you have any questions, please leave a message on the campaign's main talk page.

Thanks, and happy editing!

User:Another Believer and User:OR drohowa

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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) 13:43, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2016[edit]

As a participant of WikiProject LGBT studies, you are invited to participate in the third annual Wiki Loves Pride campaign, which runs through the month of June. The purpose of the campaign is to create and improve content related to LGBT culture and history. How can you help?

  1. Create or improve LGBT-related Wikipedia pages and showcase the results of your work here
  2. Document local LGBT culture and history by taking pictures at pride events and uploading your images to Wikimedia Commons
  3. Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

Looking for topics? The Tasks page, which you are welcome to update, offers some ideas and wanted articles.

This campaign is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, an officially recognized affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. The group's mission is to develop LGBT-related content across all Wikimedia projects, in all languages. Visit the affiliate's page at Meta-Wiki for more information, or follow Wikimedia LGBT+ on Facebook. Remember, Wiki Loves Pride is about creating and improving LGBT-related content at Wikimedia projects, and content should have a neutral point of view. One does not need to identify as LGBT or any other gender or sexual minority to participate. This campaign is about adding accurate, reliable information to Wikipedia, plain and simple, and all are welcome! If you have any questions, please leave a message on the campaign's talk page.

Thanks, and happy editing! ---Another Believer (Talk) 20:47, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

New deal for page patrollers[edit]

Hi Switchercat,

In order to better control the quality of new pages, keep out the spam, and welcome the genuine newbies, the current system we introduced in 2011 is being updated and improved. The documentation and tutorials have also been revised and given a facelift. Most importantly a new user group New Page Reviewer has been created.

Under the new rule, you may find that you are temporarily unable to mark new pages as reviewed. However, this is nothing to worry about - most current experienced patrollers are being accorded the the new right without the need to apply, and if you have significant previous experience of patrolling new pages, we strongly encourage you to apply for the new right as soon as possible - we need all the help we can get, and we are now providing a dynamic, supportive environment for your work.

Find out more about this exiting new user right now at New Page Reviewers and be sure to read the new tutorial before applying. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:29, 13 November 2016 (UTC)