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If I posted on your talk page, I have it watched so you can reply there.

It just makes for easier reading. Thanks.

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hi Syrthiss, Sorry about replying this way. It seemed simplest option at the time (well, I'm upsidedown and clinging to the learning curve). Thank you for your kind welcome and advice. Yes: I would appreciate merging my two user IDs under John Collis. Password problem with the first, so I created second with hopes gaining access to fix it. Thanks again, John Collis John Collis (talk) 13:57, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Again, many thanks for your excellent help and guidance. I'll be trying hard not to be a pest. Cheers Syrthiss John Collis (talk) 14:06, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

How can i connect with Syrthiss to discuss something? I am at mail@jonathangreenonline.com I need some tech help . — Preceding unsigned comment added by JonathanGreen42 (talkcontribs) 18:01, 5 December 2012 (UTC)


Question[edit]

Dear Syrthiss,

A page I added of Dr. Gad Nassi, a notable researcher in the Turkish Jewry's heritage, was recently deleted by you. The reason for deletion was copyright violation, with http://www.gadnassi.com/biography/. Dr. Gad Nassi sent an email requested by Wikipedia (I hereby affirm that...) to the following email: permissions-en@wikimedia.org. In this email Dr. Nassi stated that he allows me to copy his biography from gadnassi.com - his official website. Please let me know to which email to send his approval in case you haven't received it, so I'll be able to upload the page again.

Best Regards, Alon Avraham (aloncpu)

Dear Mr. Avraham, that is indeed the proper email address. Thanks for your and Dr. Nassi's attention. Once the staff at the office review his email we can restore the article immediately, but I don't have any way myself to view those emails and I don't know how much of a queue there is to review. Hopefully we should have his article restored soon. In the meantime I will remove those warnings from your page. Regards, Syrthiss (talk) 22:00, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick response. Alon. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aloncpu (talkcontribs) 22:06, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
Dear Syrthiss, Can I reload Gad Nassi information? Neither Dr. Nassi or myself received any feedback to the email mentioned above until today. Best Regards, Alon Avraham (aloncpu) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aloncpu (talkcontribs) 18:14, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks :)[edit]

Thanks for moving the item from my user to my talk page :) Fiddle Faddle (talk) 20:06, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Not a problem! Syrthiss (talk) 12:14, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Hamptons International[edit]

Hello Syrthiss. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Hamptons International, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: It's not excessively spammy at all, and it's probably just about notable enough for A7 as well, mainly because of the number of offices and that it's a subsidiary of another notable company. Take to AfD if required. Thank you. GedUK  21:11, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Contested deletion of Freaxxx[edit]

This article should not be speedy deleted as being about a musical recording that does not indicate its own importance and where the artist's article does not exist, because...

  • I am trying to expand Wikipedia with this article
  • Just because it is only 2 sentences, doesn't mean it has to be deleted
  • Many songs have their own articles

Jawadreventon (talk) 22:18, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

I didn't delete it. It still exists (hence why it is a bluelink in your sectio header). However, until such time as you can say more about it than 2 sentences or it becomes notable on its own, WP:NSONGS says that we redirect it to the artist. I felt that wasn't very useful to link it to the artist without knowing where it came from, so I redirected it to the soundtrack it came from where the artist is linked. Cheers. Syrthiss (talk) 22:32, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Unblock at User talk:Feed Phosphates[edit]

Despite looking at a sample of the user's edits, I managed to miss the spam links. Had I seen them I would certainly not have unblocked. I could simply reblock, or I could wait to see how the editor edits now, keeping a possible reblock in reserve. My inclination is to do the latter, but do you have any opinion? JamesBWatson (talk) 14:57, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Yah, since they are unblocked now I'm willing to see how the progress. I certainly wouldn't reblock them immediately. Thx for the note! :) Syrthiss (talk) 14:59, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
OK. Thanks for your opinion. JamesBWatson (talk) 15:11, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

(Belated) thanks[edit]

Thanks for reverting vandalism to my user page. --Nlu (talk) 15:31, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

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Your input[edit]

Hello Syrthiss, your input and comments would be very much desired at User talk:Phenomer, as you were the blocking admin. Snowolf How can I help? 01:15, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for checking with me, but at the moment I'm dealing with a family medical issue and am not able to attend to wikipedia much. Please use your best judgement, and I have no objections ever to another admin reversing my actions especially if they feel that circumstances have changed. Thanks! Syrthiss (talk) 13:47, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Delete Photo[edit]

Please delete my photo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Summit_Singh_Thakur.jpg

Summit Singh Thakur 06:46, 6 April 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Summitsc (talkcontribs)

I'm sorry, it looks like it resides on Wikipedia Commons, not here. In general, administrators on one of the wikipedia sites are not administrators on other wikipedia sites. You will have to request deletion there. Syrthiss (talk) 12:09, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: NetMovers[edit]

Hello Syrthiss. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of NetMovers, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: The article is not substantially the same as the deleted version. A new deletion discussion is required. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 19:43, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion: NetMovers[edit]

Hi Syrthiss,

I added new notible sources and I will be adding more. Any further advice would be benificial, thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Friskuk (talkcontribs) 17:08, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Question:[edit]

... and I was out of the loop for a while. I noticed this, and was wondering which policy or guideline you were referring to. I'm familiar with the WP:DNTTR essay - is there another? ... or am I just being a pedantic pain in the rump? thx. — Ched :  ?  22:09, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Dunno that there is anything specific. That is just one of the standard templates in twinkle. Essentially, my view of leaving a templated warning on someone's page where it doesn't apply is that one is being disruptive. Does that help? Syrthiss (talk) 22:22, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

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striking through sockpuppet edits on AfD[edit]

It is obvious that the edits I am striking through are acts of sockpuppetry by someone trying to pad his side's !votes in the AfD. You will note that I have not even commented on the page so as to avoid appearance of !vote-stacking myself.

Striking sockpuppetry is valid. I have not changed their words and it is still legible, just marked for the sockpuppetry that it constitutes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.115.153.88 (talk) 12:41, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Nintendude64 is a redlink. Until it is no longer a redlink and a checkuser has confirmed your suspicions, I will continue to revert your edits as unsubstantiated. If you have proof, you should present it. Regards, Syrthiss (talk) 12:47, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Forward (generic name of socialist publications)[edit]

Sorry to ask but why did you revert my attempt to fix a nonsensical template on that page? SkepticAnonymous (talk) 12:51, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

I didn't. This shows that essentially you did the same fix that I did (the template change doesn't show in that diff). However, the IP that fucked up the template also seems to be intent that another editor is a sockmaster and deserves to have his edits struck (the section above, and all the changes in the diff with the <s> </s> bits. Do not restore the IP's edits, please. Syrthiss (talk) 12:55, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
I myself am starting to think the same editor is a sockmaster based on edit history and extreme vitriol in his posts and those of several of the IP socks. If you would like I'll be happy to submit that page myself at this point. Having been subject to his personal attacks on the original talkpage and now here, it's quite rough. SkepticAnonymous (talk) 12:57, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
Please do, then. If you cannot create the sockpuppet investigation page, let me know and I can create it and let you fill in your evidence. Syrthiss (talk) 12:59, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
I'll try. I've never done one of these before. SkepticAnonymous (talk) 13:02, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
Well, if you wanted to do it informally - tell me here why you feel they are a sockmaster. If you can give specific instances that make you suspicious, and I agree, I can go craft the SPI myself. If I look and it doesn't look reasonable, I can tell you that as well. Syrthiss (talk) 13:05, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
Created it. Take a look please, let me know? SkepticAnonymous (talk) 13:21, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

I am starting to worry similarly about efforts by a number of random IP editors to continually re-add content to the Forward disambiguation page, where would I request it be protected from IP vandalism? As well, a few editors are doing the same thing: [1] despite the WP:NPOV content from the page already being merged to the disambig page. SkepticAnonymous (talk) 13:27, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

I edited the SPI to the standard template, which places it in the queue and lets the checkusers know exactly what IPs and users they should be looking at. To request protection, that is done at WP:RFPP. I can say that a sockpuppetry accusation against Nintendude64, in my estimation, is shaky. Not that there doesn't appear to be a concerted effort by IPs to push a agenda...but from what I can see (I am not a checkuser) its hard to make a connection that it clearly is Nintendude64. It could just as easily be unrelated, which is what I expect the checkuser report will be. Syrthiss (talk) 13:40, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
Ok. I have placed a protection request here: [2]SkepticAnonymous (talk) 13:49, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

More IPsocks and WP:SPA socks have shown up (User:Prozacstan, User:BabyDoc23 on Forward. Where can I request immediate assistance on this? SkepticAnonymous (talk) 14:01, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

I have warned all 3 of you for edit warring. It is not clearly vandalism, so you are not able to freely revert their edits. Similarly, they are not free to reinstate their edits because you are clearly not vandalizing the article either. I don't feel that I can act in protecting the article, but I can certainly block any one of you who makes changes to it. At this moment, I am treating Prozacstan and BabyDoc23 as the same user pending confirmation at the SPI. Syrthiss (talk) 14:12, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

User talk: SkepticAnonymous[edit]

Having looked at this this morning after the brouhaha on two page deletion discussions, I think you and your friends went WAY overboard in how you handled this new user. I see a lot of WP:BITE behavior as well as someone at an IP sockpuppet launching personal attacks on them after their talk page was locked.

An ounce of kindness might have saved the situation, it's a pity you have none to give. Instead of a new user learning the system, now we have a new user who's been blocked in a manner that looks punitive, for over a week.

Per WP:BLOCK: Blocks should not be punitive When blocking may not be used: Cool-down blocks

As near as I can read it, at least from my opinion, BOTH of these were routinely violated by those involved in blocking the user as well as those who continually bombarded the talk page while refusing to have the slightest bit of empathy regarding what was upsetting them.

It's my fear that we've lost someone that would have been a good editor, and someone who had the presence of mind to try to head off a problem before it exploded - yet instead of getting help when they called for it, they got the wikipedia equivalent of a gang beating from those who were supposed to help. This may have just run them off for good, or it might even turn them into a vandal in retaliation. That would be a very sad outcome. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.196.233.155 (talk) 11:38, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Because you appear to be the current blocking admin, I feel I should mention to you: I have cleaned off the inappropriate WP:NPA attack on SkepticAnonymous's talk page, as well as leaving my own note regarding my feelings of the situation.
Short version: you admins fucked up royally and I'm not willing to rule out Durova-List style organizational designs here to slap down SkepticAnonymous merely for filing an AfD on something currently in the news. Shameful behavior by all of you.

Thanks DQ. I'm not all that sure that the IP is SkepticAnonymous, since I would assume that someone with the IPs knowledge would have been more adept at trolling. That said, I'm not going to contest the blocks. To the IP - when you made your post, my only blocking action regarding SkepticAnonymous was to remove their talkpage access for the remainder of the block. DeltaQuad was the holder of the block, having extended it to 5 days for block evasion. Since I had stated that I would support an unblock with three very clear conditions, and they seemed intent on not giving up on the third (that Edgar101's block for edit warring was not ADMIN ABUSE!!111!!!!), I removed their talkpage access to prevent them digging themselves further. I realize they were upset, and in my experience they weren't going to get less upset by anything anyone had to say to them. I'm sorry there were personal attacks on that page later in the day, but as I am not omnipresent I had logged off by that point. It is not general practice to fully protect a user's talkpage, and any of those attacks could and should have been reported and reverted through regular channels. Also, I had clearly tried to help them by pointing them to RFPP and by formatting their SPI request, but I have a conflict of interest in this area so my ability to act in an administrative capacity was limited. Syrthiss (talk) 12:20, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

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User:Solarturbine[edit]

User:Solarturbine changed his username back in 2008 to User:Nicehumor but his recent edits seem to be coming from the former username? I can't work out what's happening.Theroadislong (talk) 14:25, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

No, there was someone back in 2008 that had their name changed to Nicehumor. If you look at the logs, Solarturbine (this one, not the old one) made an account just a few days ago. Its odd, but it happens. :) Syrthiss (talk) 14:27, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
Don't know if that appears in the logs for everyone or just for admins, though. Syrthiss (talk) 14:27, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
I can't see it, but clearly that's what has happened cheersTheroadislong (talk) 14:30, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Blocking of User:CoolKoon jebe svoji matku[edit]

Hi,

I'd like to thank you for getting rid of this annoying sockpuppet, despite the fact that no formal report has been made about it (I haven't had the time for that). Though I have to say that I would've preferred to let him talk a bit more so that I'll have even more compelling evidence against him :) -- CoolKoon (talk) 13:37, 14 May 2012 (UTC)


user: solar turbine[edit]

Solarturbine (talk) 14:49, 14 May 2012 (UTC) please help me in using this talk page and improve my article i am unbale to do it Solarturbine (talk) 14:51, 14 May 2012 (UTC) i am unbale to understand what are the things that i should do in order to improve my wikipedia article. although there are 5 warning i am not getting what iam exactly supoosed to do. one thing that i would be doing is increase number of refrences. as i dint get time to do that i will do it as soon as possible..please help....

Hi there Solarturbine. Sorry, the issue that i was warning you about was specifically that you were adding 'references' to other wikipedia articles. For example, you mentioned the rankine cycle and then placed a link to rankine cycle right after it as a reference. By linking the rankine cycle, you already provided a way for someone to get more information on it. What you should do for references is state where the information you are discussing comes from. When you say in the article "Solar power plants operate mainly on closed power cycles: Rankine cycles (for low temperature ranges) and Brayton cycles (for high temperature ranges).", how do you know that? Who says that? I know that most (all?) of this comes from the book you cite at the bottom. Unless that book is the definitive and only reference to a subject, you can find other reliable sources that support the statement and link them as well. I hope this helps, and you can reply here if you have any more questions. Syrthiss (talk) 15:49, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Hiya![edit]

The templates {{sofixit}} and {{solookitup}} contain the text: "Wikipedia is a wiki, so anyone can edit almost any article by simply following the Edit this page link" because MediaWiki:Edit has not been edited since 2008. In monobook the tab is called "Edit this page", in the current default style vector it is simply called "Edit". Arcandam (talk) 16:32, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Hi Arcandam. I'd go and change it, but I'm wary about boldy doing it. It does make sense to have the text say what the page actually looks like, so don't get me wrong. Its just that I'd hate to go change it innocently and have the server grind to a halt (like back in the day when people tried to revdel stuff from George W. Bush by deleting it and selectively undeleting) because it is going through and updating all the transclusion links or something. My suggestion if you are inclined would bring it up on WP:AN and ask if someone knows that it won't bog the server down and if so can they change it. I assume you were asking me in the first place because it requires admin bits to edit? Cheers. Syrthiss (talk) 16:44, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
Hi Syrthiss! No worries, it has been done at least twice before as an April Fools' Day joke, and that did not cause armageddon (as far as I know). Sofixit has no transclusions because it is automatically substituted by a bot. Another option is to change the templates so that they no longer use MediaWiki:Edit. I am not sure what the best solution is so I will ask my techsupport. Thanks, Arcandam (talk) 17:01, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion[edit]

Hi, I removed the speedy deletion you placed here [3] and instead redirected the article to the target, which appears to be the intent of the initial creation. ConcernedVancouverite (talk) 16:29, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

Its a fair cop. I didn't even look at the target. The user was creating a bunch of other soapbox articles, so I just assumed it was the same stuff that would be speedied. Syrthiss (talk) 16:33, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
Agreed - the user definitely has problematic article creation habits. I'm guessing the bulk of the articles should be speedied soon. ConcernedVancouverite (talk) 16:50, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

soapbox[edit]

it's a server software that exists for real this is a fact. Not the best, not the worst. Just one of the many servers.--Hiddenray (talk) 13:06, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

That is fine, however (1) you were adding it to multiple articles where that was the only mention of it and (2) the article which alerted me to your edits specifically states that items added to it need to have a stable wikipedia article before being added. Regards, Syrthiss (talk) 13:10, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
and I see you re-added the content. I really do recommend you revert yourself. If you continue with this behavior you will likely be blocked for spamming. Syrthiss (talk) 13:12, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
why are you writing here? this conflicts with my answers --Hiddenray (talk) 13:23, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
The inclusion in comparison lists doesn't seem to me a bad thing, but a dedicated page seems to me a bit too much as it isn't a Microsoft's product. I restored the pages, if you haven't noticed this. I see that all other server sare linked with a main article and if this is a mandatory requirement, maybe it's better to cancel/revert the edits because i don't want to write a whole new page now, nor i think a new dedicated article is useful anyway. But in the end i feel like you want to delete everything, so nothing else matters --Hiddenray (talk) 13:23, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Alexia (condition)[edit]

Thanks for that! -- The Anome (talk) 12:28, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Heh np Anome. :) Syrthiss (talk) 12:30, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Help with a busines page[edit]

Hi Syrthiss, You recently reverted an update to a business page that I had made with the spam/advertising justification. I was wondering if you could point out which parts you find objectionable. We're happy to make revisions to the text, we're just looking to update the page with some new information. Sleep Country Canada is a well established business that has gained a significant amount of media attention for its various community and charity engagements. As I mentioned our intent is not to advertise on Wikipedia, we would just like to ensure the information on our page is well written and accurate. We're happy to work with any feedback you may have.

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by SamJReis (talkcontribs) 14:36, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks but No Thanks[edit]

I've just gotten back.

First: for the brief time you aided me in trying to understand wikipedia policies and navigate the fucked up, minefield type bullshit of all the forms and everything, thanks I guess.

Second: I've wiped my talk page, including all the lying crap from that abusive shit DeltaQuad who I know now IMPERSONATED me on IRC and was using IP edits himself and then blaming me for them to justify increasing his blocks.

I'm going to get back to editing. If DeltaQuad or one of his cronies wants to pull this corrupt lying shit yet again, then I will cease to try to be a productive editor and will fuck up any page I ever get linked to from then on just to waste all of your time as much as I can.

SIGNED. SkepticAnonymous (talk) 12:52, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

Accusations without evidence are not likely to be taken seriously. It is entirely possible that the IPs that edited were associated neither with you nor DeltaQuad, but were someone else trying to frame you. Since I am not a checkuser, I cannot help you in this matter. Regards, Syrthiss (talk) 13:45, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

Deleted Article[edit]

Last year you deleted an article about the kickboxer Marc Vlieger, with the reason that it wasn't an objective article/important individual. I don't know what that article looked like, but I've written a new one, it's in my userpage, could you please revert the deletion so that I can edit it? Znertu (talk) 10:29, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

The deleted article is not protected, you may move your draft article to that location if you'd like. Please provide more reliable sources though for Mr. Vlieger to establish his notability. The two that you link do not seem to meet the burden of 'significant coverage', so the article may be nominated for deletion. Regards, Syrthiss (talk) 11:52, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. I'll add some other sources in time. Regards. Znertu (talk) 20:35, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

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Thanks[edit]

Thanks for removing the IP's vandalism from my page (and thanks for blocking him too ! ) I appreciate it  :) "....We are all Kosh...."  <-Babylon-5-> 12:31, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Not a prob :) Syrthiss (talk) 12:38, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Many thanks, Syrthiss, for keeping my user pages free of vandalism. Pinethicket (talk) 12:36, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

No problem.  :) I didn't look at the edits, but if you think any of them need to be revdel'ed let me know. Syrthiss (talk) 12:38, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for listing those user pages at MfD. I opened Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Derunlrw. If you have time, please keep an eye on the investigation for the outcome and list any further found pages at MfD. -- Uzma Gamal (talk) 15:06, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Another of your MfD listings inspired my request for a "User pages with excessive unrelated content" bot, here. -- Uzma Gamal (talk) 15:11, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
That's an interesting idea. Hopefully it gains some traction. :) Syrthiss (talk) 12:16, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Tagged Article[edit]

Hi Syrthiss,

Thanks for your recent attention and tags to the ScrumbleShip page. One of the members of the game's community created the page, and I have since edited it for clarity, content, and proof of notability. I have worked to address your tags, and if you review the page you'll find there are five independent, reliable sources that cover ScrumbleShip in varying degrees of specificity and depth - the least deep of which being a mention in an entry by a well-known (in the indie space sims circle) blogger. There are three articles specifically about ScrumbleShip and an interview with Dirkson, the game's creator.

The page is also no longer an orphan, as two entries - "Voxel" and "List of space flight simulator games" now link to it.

Please give the page another look and either let me know what you think, or take action as you see fit.

Best regards,

Dubyrunning (talk) 17:19, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Dubyrunning, I'm sorry. I don't believe that an unreleased indie game covered trivially by a few blogs meets our general notability requirements. That isn't to say that it never will, or that my opinion is the final say. I did a gnews search and got 0 hits. Thanks for checking in with me. Regards, Syrthiss (talk) 12:04, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. I understand your concerns over notability: the game is not yet featured in any mainstream media outlets. I do think that reflects more on the nature of indie games than on the game itself. An indie game (any game not from a high-budget publisher) in development is not going to appear in Google News - they lack the advertising dollars to drum up that much attention. But that doesn't mean it is not notable within the relevant cultural sphere (indie gaming) by its own merits.
Take "Minecraft", an indie game gone AAA, for example: its alpha release was on June 13, 2009, and its beta release was June 23, 2010. And yet on December 20, 2010 when its Wikipedia page was first created, it had fewer journalistic references than does "ScrumbleShip" at this time. Any news mention it had was on gaming blogs. "Minecraft" was also an unreleased indie game when its wiki was made, as - like "ScrumbleShip" - it had not yet reached version 1.0. And yet its page remained on Wikipedia and it rose to celebrity status.
Also, "ScrumbleShip" meets the Notability Guidelines' requirements by their own definitions. They state: "'Significant coverage' means that sources address the subject directly in detail. . . Significant coverage is more than a trivial mention but it need not be the main topic of the source material." "Reliable sources" are those with "editorial integrity to allow verifiable evaluation of notability," and are not "self-published."
In "ScrumbleShip's" case, the game is the sole topic of three articles (including a lengthy interview with the game's creator) on gaming blogs, and occupies a lengthy segment of a known gaming podcast. To me, this is non-trivial coverage. The blogs and podcast feature identified authors who clearly strive for editorial integrity.
In sum, it seems that, by the Notability Guidelines' own definitions, "ScrumbleShip" meets the requirements as the center of attention in several reliable third-party sources. The fact that these sources are not mainstream media does not make them any less reliable or relevant to the topic for which they're cited. I do, however, understand and respect that you disagree.
Edit: I copying this conversation to the "ScrumbleShip" Talk page so we can hopefully build some consensus on the notability issue. In future, please respond there.
Best, Dubyrunning (talk) 14:53, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
Yep, understand all that. If I really had a strong opinion, I'd have already nominated it for deletion. The fact that I haven't indicates my uncertainty in my position. Best of luck, Syrthiss (talk) 14:59, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

About creating Pragmatic.ly page[edit]

Hi Syrthiss:

I'm sorry that I found the Pragmatic.ly page I created today has been deleted(This is my first time creating page). May I get more detail about the reason? Because I know a lot pages almost did the same thing (just introduced a software) like:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basecamp_(software)
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mingle
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teambox

Or maybe I used some emotional words make you feel it like a advertisement? And would you please tell me where I could find the deleted page's content? I think I can do some editing if possible.

Thanks. :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Poshboytl (talkcontribs) 12:37, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi there. Another editor had flagged it as an advertisement. In particular, the language in the article seemed more like a brochure for the product, and doesn't really establish why it is notable with multiple reliable sources external to the company. As for the other articles you mention, they too perhaps are adverts. Two of them have undergone deletion discussions, and one of them was deleted previously because of the discussions...so I'm not really sure that they should be held up as examples of what to emulate.
If you would like the contents of the deleted article, I can copy them to User:Poshboytl/Pragmatic.ly if you'd like so you can work on them. Syrthiss (talk) 13:11, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
Hi there. Thanks very much for your hard work and the explanation. Please help me copy it to User:Poshboytl/Pragmatic.ly, so I could do more work on it.
If possible, would you please give me a good sample which is about introducing a software.
Thanks again. :) Poshboytl (talk) 13:43, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
Ok, I have moved it. I was looking down the table of project management software and honestly, it will be a hard area to write in. You might look at Clarizen and eGroupWare to get a better idea of how to phrase things. I say it is hard to write in this area, because both of these examples have either undergone deletion discussions or been deleted and recreated later. Hope this helps. Syrthiss (talk) 13:57, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Re: User:Nanami Kamimura/Sandbox/HBB Stars Edition[edit]

The reason it's in my sandbox is for practice for such tables in the actual articles. But you can now have it up for deletion, since I don't use it much anymore. I've uploaded the code to an online notepad. - 上村七美 (Nanami-chan) | talkback | contribs 12:35, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Replied at users page, got distracted from replying here this morning. Syrthiss (talk) 18:16, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the block[edit]

Thanks for blocking 165.138.18.100. I was getting ready to report him for vandalism. Good job! "....We are all Kosh...."  <-Babylon-5-> 18:14, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Np! Not too smart on their part, considering they just came off a 2 year block. Cheers, Syrthiss (talk) 18:15, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Category for Gay Wikipedians[edit]

Join the discussion to un-delete Category:Gay Wikipedians! If you want. Ncboy2010 (talk) 13:14, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, I wasn't aware of that. If it is any consolation it appears that /most/ of the "canvassed" accounts were uhm... abandoned. Sorry about that, I've posted to the LGBT wikiproject talk page.. I'm going to let it go it's course now. I'm not terribly hopeful. Sorry to have bothered you. Ncboy2010 (talk) 13:26, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Its not a prob, just wanted to make sure you knew. :) Syrthiss (talk) 13:37, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
No, despite having been here and editing since 2010, I've not done much by way of deletions, discussions, et cetera. I'll keep it in mind for the future! Ncboy2010 (talk) 20:57, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Blocked user[edit]

Hi Syrthiss; perhaps this user's [4] edit history, as well as their user and talk pages, need to be expunged, given the appearance of actual names and phone numbers. Thanks, 99.168.82.114 (talk) 13:05, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Was already figuring out how best to handle it. Think I'm going to pass it on to oversight based on the revdel pagetext, they may have an easier time of it. Thanks! Syrthiss (talk) 13:10, 28 August 2012 (UTC)
Good. A little online research suggests that kids adopted their teacher's name, and possibly their home phone number.... by the way, back in the day Etacar11 was one of my favorite editors. 99.168.82.114 (talk) 13:12, 28 August 2012 (UTC)
yep, and thx for the kind word. I'll let her know! Syrthiss (talk) 14:40, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

The Olive Branch: A Dispute Resolution Newsletter (Issue #1)[edit]

Welcome to the first edition of The Olive Branch. This will be a place to semi-regularly update editors active in dispute resolution (DR) about some of the most important issues, advances, and challenges in the area. You were delivered this update because you are active in DR, but if you would prefer not to receive any future mailing, just add your name to this page.

Steven Zhang's Fellowship Slideshow

In this issue:

  • Background: A brief overview of the DR ecosystem.
  • Research: The most recent DR data
  • Survey results: Highlights from Steven Zhang's April 2012 survey
  • Activity analysis: Where DR happened, broken down by the top DR forums
  • DR Noticeboard comparison: How the newest DR forum has progressed between May and August
  • Discussion update: Checking up on the Wikiquette Assistance close debate
  • Proposal: It's time to close the Geopolitical, ethnic, and religious conflicts noticeboard. Agree or disagree?
Read the entire first edition of The Olive Branch -->

--The Olive Branch 19:32, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Backstage at the Smithsonian Libraries[edit]

Backstage at the Smithsonian Libraries is part of Wikipedia Loves Libraries 2012, the second annual continent-wide campaign to bring Wikipedia and libraries together with on-site events. Running this fall through October and November, libraries (and archives) will open their doors to help build a lasting relationship with their local Wikipedian community.

Organized by Wikimedia DC, this event will take place on October 12, 2012, and will include new editor training, a "backstage pass" tour of the National Museum of Natural History, and an edit-a-thon. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Kirill [talk] 18:50, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

User:66.110.211.66[edit]

I notice that on Sept 12th, you applied a short-term block on User:66.110.211.66 for vandalism. Today that user blanked the RepRap page (I rolled-back). I think a longer block is required. Sadly, this appears to be a shared IP.

Thanks! SteveBaker (talk) 14:15, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

Did, thanks. I don't have a lot of patience with recidivism, and the other edits from the IP were all crap as well so I'm fine with a longer block. Thanks! Syrthiss (talk) 14:25, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

Questions about talk page archives[edit]

Hi sorry for the late reply I haven't been on much lately and when I have I have neglected my talk page. In regards to User:Alucard 16/Big Brother1 and User:Alucard 16/BB10USA are rough drafts of two Big Brother articles that I was working on. I plan to go back to them and finish up them its just finding the sources for the articles are a very big task and take up a considerable amount of time. Since I am done with school I am going to finish up User:Alucard 16/Big Brother1 soon. Sorry for the late reply. ♪♫Alucard 16♫♪ 20:09, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

Not a problem. Did you need that page undeleted so you can work from it? Syrthiss (talk) 15:14, 1 October 2012 (UTC)


Thanks[edit]

For catching that vandalism on my page (and for blocking him as well ) !  KoshVorlon. We are all Kosh ...  18:18, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Dear Syrthiss, I am contacting you regarding TIBI CLENCI page on Wikipedia, it was proposed for speedy deletion but we would like to kindly ask to review it, I have added all the quotation and rely all the affirmations to other known websites. Tibi Clenci is an wonderful artist and deserves a wiki page. Please let us know about. Thank you, My regards, Radu Dobrea (talk)

   — Preceding unsigned comment added by Radudobrea (talkcontribs) 10:09, 1 November 2012 (UTC) 
You do realize that I made this request back in 2009? 3 years ago? The fact that you were able to edit the page shows that it was indeed not deleted. Thanks. Syrthiss (talk) 11:14, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Thank you! (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 12:20, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Ahhh...[edit]

...well I do not consider it vandalism to tell the truth, but accept your edit! :p [personal attack removed, YCALAM warned on his talk-page. --User:DMacks] 15:20, 20 November 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by You Can Act Like A Man (talkcontribs)

User:Berpulson[edit]

You might want to consider semi-protecting the user page for User:Berpulson as it appears an IP editor is trying to remove the SOCK notice on their page. I would imagine it would be important to keep that page for the moment. Tiggerjay (talk) 22:41, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

DC Meetup #33[edit]

December 10 is Ada Lovelace's birthday! Not only was she the world's first computer programmer, but also the world's first female open source developer! Come celebrate with Wikimedia District of Columbia at Busboys & Poets for an informal get together!

The Washington, DC event will be held on Monday, December 10, 2012 at Busboys & Poets on 5th St NW & K St NW near Mt Vernon Square. The area is easily accessible by the Red Line Chinatown stop and the Yellow Line and Green Line Mt Vernon Square stop, as well as by WMATA buses.

Kirill [talk] 14:12, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC Holiday Party and Wiki Loves Monuments Exhibition[edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC and four other local media nonprofits—the National Press Club's Young Members Committee, 100Reporters, IRE and the Fund for Investigative Journalism—in winding down another year with a night of well-mannered frivolity.

The festivities will take place on Friday evening from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM in the Zenger Room on the 13th Floor of the National Press Club, located on 529 14th Street NW, near Metro Center. There will be meat and vegetarian appetizers as well as a cash bar with specially reduced drink prices all night long. In addition, we will be exhibiting the finalists of the Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest at the event.

Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 04:36, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Reema Welling[edit]

A bit of an odd one, this. Are there any grounds for deletion of User:Reema_Welling/sandbox? You blocked the creator for NLT yesterday. - Sitush (talk) 13:37, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Hmm, I'm not sure how to handle that exactly. It's not exactly an attack page, and gives another example for why the NLT block is valid (and had I seen it back in October, that's when I would have blocked). However, not like the NLT block needs more justification other than the edit summary threat at Pooja Welling. I think I'll mfd it. It clearly isn't going to ever develop into an article with that kind of start. Syrthiss (talk) 13:52, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. I ran through the CSD rationales and could find nothing suitable. Clean forgot about MfD. Obviously. I'm use to being the subject of attacks and threats, of which the examples from Reema Welling really are trivial; nonetheless, the most thing can ever be is a focus for more unjustified awkwardness. - Sitush (talk) 14:21, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Reema Welling, redux[edit]

You may recall blocking Reema Welling nearly a week ago per WP:NLT. I think that she is evading her block at Pooja Welling, using 113.* range dynamic IPs to remove the AfD notice. So far, the notice has been removed just twice. If it happens again, would you be prepared to semi-protect for the duration of the AfD? I rather think that the AfD will be relisted, so we'd be talking about semi until around 17 January. - Sitush (talk) 09:23, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Three times now. I've no idea why they do not just comment at the AfD but it is impossible to get a note on a SPA dynamic IP's talk page fast enough to make any difference. - Sitush (talk) 10:08, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
 Done. Yeah, I often have no idea why people take the more difficult route. I expect she feels completely in the right and that we are somehow some conspiracy to keep her sister in obscurity. Syrthiss (talk) 12:41, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

DC happy hour on Thursday, February 28![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for Happy Hour at the Capitol City Brewery at Metro Center on Thursday, February 28 at 6 p.m. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 34. Hope to see you there! Harej (talk) 02:22, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to a discussion: Wikipedia and legislative data[edit]

Hi Syrthiss, since you are interested in meetups in DC, I'd like to invite you to attend the Cato Institute's "Wikipedia and Legislative Data" events on March 14. (There's also an all day workshop on March 15; let me know if you are interested, we may be able to add more people.)

There will be an introduction to Wikipedia and open edit-a-thon in the afternoon, and a Sunshine Week Reception in the evening. I hope you can make it!

Hope to see you there! -Pete (talk) 19:31, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, March 9![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Guapo's at Tenleytown-AU on Saturday, March 9 at 5 PM All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 35. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 13:57, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

UTTAM[edit]

Blocked two accounts as socks - Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Indianathlete2016. I knew something rang a bell (but wasn't called Quasimodo...). He's quite determined and will probably re-surface. Peridon (talk) 17:27, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Heheh I noticed. I hadn't realized he had done this before or I would have blocked sooner. Oh well. I'll keep an eye out in the future, thanks! :) Syrthiss (talk) 17:30, 14 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for losing patience and tagging it... Peridon (talk) 17:32, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

You are invited to a Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29[edit]

In honor of Women's History Month, the Smithsonian and the National Museum of Women in the Arts are teaming up to organize a Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29, 2013 from 10:00am - 5:00pm. The event is focused on encouraging women editors while improving Wikipedia entries about women artists and art world figures. This event is free of charge, but participation is limited to 20 volunteers, so RSVP today! Sarasays (talk) 23:12, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi There[edit]

You deleted two of my articles Ekantipur.com and Myrepublica.com. I have seen many article which resembles as I have created. Please, instruct me how can I be able to get those articles back as they have a very high significance with Nepalese people. Thanks Ashishlohorung (talk) 05:09, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

You need to establish why they have a very high significance in the article. Just saying 'they have the highest web traffic' is not enough. Make sure that they meet WP:GNG, keep the language neutral, and establish a reason why they are notable. That doesn't mean you need to have the entire article finished before you publish it, but have enough that there's some reason to keep it. Regards, Syrthiss (talk) 12:00, 22 March 2013 (UTC)
I want to edit those two articles to expand it to add more notable materials. So can you please restore them ? Ashishlohorung (talk) 06:56, 24 March 2013 (UTC)
Sure, restored to User:Ashishlohorung/Myrepublica.com and User:Ashishlohorung/Ekantipur.com. Regards, Syrthiss (talk) 17:31, 24 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the restore. However, I have added bit of references. Is that enough to make it live ? Ashishlohorung (talk) 06:12, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
No. The bbc link in the Myrepublica.com is a trivial mention, in that the story linked is not about myrepublica.com but only that the site is mentioned in one sentence. That's like reporting on Barack Obama and saying that he answered a question from a given reporter at a news conference. The alexa rank for Ekantipur.com is itself not sufficient - what you really need are things like non-trivial mentions in other articles (a bbc article about how important Myrepublica.com is, or they won awards for their coverage). They don't need to be in english, either, if that would help show the significance. Please keep in mind that I am not the ultimate judge in this - you can move them back into the articles at any time, but they are likely to be deleted again by someone unless you can show or make a plausible claim to notability. Hope this helps, Syrthiss (talk) 13:41, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
Hi, Syrthiss, thanks for the info. I am always struggling to find sources of some of the genuine artilces in the internet. As I am in learning phase, could you provide me some help in this regard? There are many articles about my culture which has been deleted or afraid to create in Wikipedia to fear that they don't have proper online references. Ekantipur.com and Myrepublica.com is the widely mostly used online news portal in Nepal but i think they lack third party's proper review to include in Wikipedia. I am still not sure how can I make those article more notable? Please help thanks.Ashishlohorung (talk) 06:09, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

ruanda and russia relations article[edit]

yeah but it seems he/she never finished it as you can search on google. https://www.google.com/?hl=de#hl=de&safe=off&sclient=psy-ab&q=rwanda+russia+relations&oq=rwanda+russia+relations&fp=7345aeabe963768c

Everything which is written in wikipedia belongs to the community, its a waste to not make an article of it.--Quandapanda (talk) 13:05, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Yeast[edit]

Hi. I'm putting the Yeast article through a Good Article Reassessment. I've left some comments on the review page: Talk:Yeast/GA2, and the review is on hold for an initial seven days. As you are one of the main contributors to the article, I thought you might be interested. SilkTork ✔Tea time 22:29, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, April 13![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, April 13 at 5:30 PM All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 36. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 19:02, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

DC meetups on April 19 and 20[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for two exciting events this weekend:

On the evening of Friday, April 19, we're hosting our first-ever WikiSalon at our K Street office. The WikiSalon will be a twice-monthly informal meetup and collaborative editing event to help build the community of Wikimedia enthusiasts here in DC; please join us for its inaugural session. Light refreshments will be provided.

On Saturday, April 20, we've partnered with the George Washington University to host the All Things GW Edit-a-Thon at the Teamsters Labor History Research Center. Please join us for behind-the-scenes tours of the University Archives and help edit articles about GWU history.

We look forward to seeing you at one or both of these events! Kirill [talk] 20:07, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, May 11![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, May 11 at 5:30 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 23:07, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Some bubble tea for you![edit]

Bubble Tea.png so good tea Asishbantawa (talk) 11:53, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

Wrongful Deletion of Update[edit]

I recently made an update to a page in order to correct an edit that wrongfully listed that a company was recently bought by another company. The updated information that I posted came directly from the public description of this company. By you removing my edit, the incorrect information had now returned. The user that created the edit I was trying to overturn has posted information that could be viewed as harmful. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Columbiajames (talkcontribs) 11:51, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

Ertis-Pavlodar[edit]

Hello, Syrthiss. I have removed this page from Category:Ice hockey teams in Kazakhstan, because this page is already exist: Ertis Pavlodar. Please delete these pages: Ertis-Pavlodar and Ertis Pavlo. Also please delete: Gornyak Rudnyi, because Gornyak Rudny is already exist too. Thanks a lot! - User:ChelseaFunNumberOne

Hey there. Just wanted to let you know that you created quite a mess with moving the files around. Please don't do that unless you know what you are doing. There was an older page at Ertis Pavlo that had a longer history than the pages you created, so I moved that to your desired name and restored the history. Will repeat this at your talkpage because it's really important that you understand this. Cheers. Syrthiss (talk) 14:13, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

DC WikiSalon on May 24[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of May 24 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 18:22, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Webinar / edit-a-thon at the National Library of Medicine (NLM)[edit]

Join us at the NLM next week, either in person or online, to learn about NLM resources, hear some great speakers, and do some editing!

organized by Wiki Project Med

On Tuesday, 28 May there will be a community Wikipedia meeting at the United States National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland - with a second on Thursday, 30 May for those who can't make it on Tuesday. You can participate either in-person, or via an online webinar. If you attend in person, USB sticks (but not external drives) are ok to use.

Please go to the event page to get more information, including a detailed program schedule.

If you are interested in participating, please register by sending an email to pmhmeet@gmail.com. Please indicate if you are coming in person or if you will be joining us via the webinar. After registering, you will receive additional information about how to get to our campus (if coming in-person) and details about how to join the webinar. Klortho (talk) 00:47, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

DC WikiSalon on June 6[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of Thursday, June 6 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 11:52, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Have time on Saturday?[edit]

I'm sorry for the last-minute notice, but on Saturday, June 8, from 3 to 6 PM, Wikimedia DC and the Cato Institute are hosting a Legislative Data Meetup. We will discuss the work done so far by WikiProject U.S. Federal Government Legislative Data to put data from Congress onto Wikipedia, as well as what more needs to be done. If you have ideas you'd like to contribute, or if you're just curious and feel like meeting up with other Wikipedians, you are welcome to come! Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there!

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Harej (talk) 04:39, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, June 15![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, June 15 at 5:30 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 20:12, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Phil Rice[edit]

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The article Phil Rice has been proposed for deletion because it appears to have no references. Under Wikipedia policy, this newly created biography of a living person will be deleted unless it has at least one reference to a reliable source that directly supports material in the article. The nominator also raised the following concern:

All biographies of living people created after March 18, 2010, must have references.

If you created the article, please don't be offended. Instead, consider improving the article. For help on inserting references, see Referencing for beginners, or ask at the help desk. Once you have provided at least one reliable source, you may remove the {{prod blp}} tag. Please do not remove the tag unless the article is sourced. If you cannot provide such a source within ten days, the article may be deleted, but you can request that it be undeleted when you are ready to add one. I dream of horses If you reply here, please leave me a {{Talkback}} message on my talk page. @ 23:14, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Join us this Sunday for the Great American Wiknic![edit]

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Navboxes on author pages[edit]

Since you have over 100 edits at Edgar Allan Poe, you might want to participate in the discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Novels#Derivative_works_and_cultural_references_templates regarding including navigation boxes for adaptations of and related subjects to an authors works on the author's bio page.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 16:41, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, July 13![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, July 13 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 00:46, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

You're Invited: Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon at the Smithsonian[edit]

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You're invited to the Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon, part of a series of edit-a-thons organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum to add and expand articles about American art and artists on Wikipedia.

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DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, August 24![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, August 24 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 04:26, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free on Wednesday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of Wednesday, August 24 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 12:02, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Meet up with local Wikipedians on September 14![edit]

Are you free on Saturday, September 14? If so, please join Wikimedia DC and local Wikipedians for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages are welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please visit the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 19:20, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 5 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon is an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 15:19, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Professionals - notice of discussion[edit]

You may be interested in the deletion proposal related to Category: Professionals. Regards, XOttawahitech (talk) 18:06, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 26 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon is an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 06:17, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Just to let you know -- Missing Wikipedians[edit]

You have been mentioned at Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians. XOttawahitech (talk) 14:33, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. Good to know someone noticed I was gone. Sorry I didn't get to comment on your category deletion discussion. Wikipedia was just one more source of frustration that I didn't need at a frustrating time. Hope you are doing well. :) Syrthiss (talk) 14:44, 24 September 2013 (UTC)
You probably don’t remember, but I remember you fondly as one of the good samaritans who stepped in to help in my near-fatal wiki-collision at the beginning of February 2012. One regret I have is that I have not been able to reciprocate in respect to user: Telanian183 who seems to have been hit by a secondary wiki-collision after stepping in as well.
As far as frustrations go, I often feel that way myself. I have good days and bad days on Wikipedia, but your note here is definitely tipping the scale in the right direction. XOttawahitech (talk) 13:29, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
Heh I do indeed remember. I'm glad I was of some help. :) Hopefully cool people being kind to each other can help stave off the bad days for all of us. Syrthiss (talk) 14:03, 26 September 2013 (UTC)
You are still being missed. Ottawahitech (talk) 22:11, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Are you free on Sunday? Join us for a special Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for a special WikiSalon at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library's Digital Commons Center. We will gather at 3 PM on Sunday, October 13, 2013 to discuss an important topic: what can Wikipedia and the DC area do to help each other? We hope to hear your thoughts and suggestions; if you have an idea you would like to pursue, please let us know and we will help!

Following the WikiSalon, we will be having dinner at a nearby restaurant, Ella's Wood Fired Pizza.

If you're interested in attending, please sign up at the event page. We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 02:33, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Meetups coming up in DC![edit]

Hey!

You are invited to two upcoming events in DC:

  • Meetup at Capitol City Brewery on Saturday, January 25 at 6 PM. Please join us for dinner, drinks, socializing, and discussing Wikimedia DC activities and events. All are welcome! RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.
  • Art and Feminism Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, February 1 from Noon – 5 PM. Join us as we improve articles on notable women in history! All are welcome, regardless of age or level of editing experience. RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.

I hope to see you there!

(Note: If you do not wish to receive talk page messages for DC meetups, you are welcome to remove your username from this page.)

Harej (talk) 00:07, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Coming up in February![edit]

Hello there!

Our February WikiSalon is coming up on Sunday, February 23. Join us at our gathering of Wikipedia enthusiasts at the Kogod Courtyard of the National Portrait Gallery with an optional dinner after. As usual, all are welcome. Care to join us?

Also, if you are available, there is an American Art Edit-a-thon being held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Professor Andrew Lih's COMM-535 class at American University on Tuesday, February 11 from 2 to 5 PM. Please RSVP on the linked page if you are interested.

If you have any ideas or preferences for meetups, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/DC.

Thank you, and hope to see you at our upcoming events! Harej (talk) 18:42, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

DC Meetups in March[edit]

Happy March!

Though we have a massive snowstorm coming up, spring is just around the corner! Personally, I am looking forward to warmer weather.

Wikimedia DC is looking forward to a spring full of cool and exciting activities. In March, we have coming up:

  • Evening WikiSalon on Wednesday, March 12 from 7 PM – 9 PM. Meet up with Wikipedians for coffee at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle! If you cannot make it in the evening, join us at our...
  • March Meetup on Sunday, March 23 from 3 PM – 6 PM. Our monthly weekend meetup, same place as last month. Meet really cool and interesting people!
  • Women in the Arts 2014 meetup and edit-a-thon on Sunday, March 30 from 10 AM – 5 PM. Our second annual Women in the Arts edit-a-thon, held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free lunch will be served!

We hope to see you at our upcoming events! If you have any questions, feel free to ask on my talk page.

Harej (talk) 05:11, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

An exciting month of wiki events![edit]

Hello there,

I am pleased to say that April will be a very exciting month for Wikipedia in Washington, DC. We have a lot of different events coming up, so you will have a lot to choose from.

First, a reminder that our second annual Women in the Arts Edit-a-Thon will take place on Sunday, March 30 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Coming up in April, we have our first-ever Open Government WikiHack with the Sunlight Foundation on April 5–6! We are working together to use open government data to improve the Wikimedia projects, and we would love your help. All are welcome, regardless of coding or editing experience. We will also be having a happy hour the day before, with refreshments courtesy of the Sunlight Foundation.

On Friday, April 11 we are having our first edit-a-thon ever with the Library of Congress. The Africa Collection Edit-a-Thon will focus on the Library's African and Middle East Reading Room. It'll be early in the morning, but it's especially worth it if you're interested in improving Wikipedia's coverage of African topics.

The following day, we are having our second annual Wiki Loves Capitol Hill training. We will discuss policy issues relevant to Wikimedia and plan for our day of outreach to Congressional staffers that will take place during the following week.

There are other meetups in the works, so be sure to check our meetup page with the latest. I hope to see you at some of these events!

All the best,
James Hare

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Two edit-a-thons coming up![edit]

Hello there!

I'm pleased to tell you about two upcoming edit-a-thons:

  • This Tuesday, April 29, from 2:30 to 5:30 PM, we have the Freer and Sackler edit-a-thon. (Sorry for the short notice!)
  • On Saturday, May 10 we have the Wikipedia APA edit-a-thon, in partnership with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

We have more stuff coming up in May and June, so make sure to keep a watch on the DC meetup page. As always, if you have any recommendations or requests, please leave a note on the talk page.


Best,

James Hare

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Meet up with us[edit]

Happy May!

There are a few meetups in DC this month, including an edit-a-thon later this month. Check it out:

  • On Thursday, May 15 come to our evening WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle. If you're available Thursday evening, feel free to join us!
  • Or if you prefer a Saturday night dinner gathering, we also have our May Meetup at Capitol City Brewing Company. (Beer! Non-beer things too!)
  • You are also invited to the Federal Register edit-a-thon at the National Archives later this month.

Come one, come all!

Best,

James Hare

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Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Washington, DC meetups in June[edit]

Greetings!

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Wikimedia DC has yet another busy month in June. Whether you're a newcomer to Wikipedia or have years of experience, we're happy to see you come. Here's what's coming up:

  • On Wednesday, June 11 from 7 to 9 PM come to the WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space. Hang out with Wikipedia enthusiasts!
  • Saturday, June 14 is the Frederick County History Edit-a-Thon from 11 AM to 4 PM. Help improve local history on Wikipedia.
  • The following Saturday, June 21, is the June Meetup. Dinner and drinks with Wikipedians!
  • Come on Tuesday, June 24 for the Wikipedia in Your Library edit-a-thon at GWU on local and LGBT history.
  • Last but not least, on Sunday, June 29 we have the Phillips Collection Edit-a-Thon in honor of the Made in America exhibit.

Wikipedia is better with friends, so why not come out to an event?

Best,

James Hare

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The Great American Wiknic and other events in July[edit]

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I am pleased to announce our fourth annual picnic, the Great American Wiknic, will take place at Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, July 13 from 1 to 5 PM (rain date: July 20). We will be hanging out by the statue of Dante Alighieri, a statue that was donated to the park in 1921 as a tribute to Italian Americans. Read more about the statue on Wikipedia. If you would like to sign up for the picnic, you can do so here. When signing up, say what you’re going to bring!

July will also feature the second annual Great American Wiknic in Frederick, Maryland. This year’s Frederick picnic will take place on Sunday, July 6 at Baker Park. Sign up here for the Frederick picnic.

What else is going on in July? We have the American Chemical Society Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, July 12, dedicated to notable chemists, and our monthly WikiSalon on Wednesday, July 16.

We hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon![edit]

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Greetings!

Sorry for the last minute update, but our friends at the DC Historical Society have scheduled a Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle fought in the District. The event will last from noon to 2 PM on Wednesday, July 30. Hope you can make it!

Best,

James Hare

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Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

Come one and come all. To a presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history.

Picture your self leading the masses to improve Wikimedia one article at a time.
  • Show the Internet who is the better editor.
  • Be the creator of culture that you know you are.
  • Spread the knowledge of noteworthy people who no one but you cares about.
  • Lead the charge to a better Wikipedia --- eventually.


Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:08, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

See you at the Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street, Laurel, MD on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM EST. See http://www.meetup.com/Wikimedia-DC/events/205494212/ for more information. Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:13, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC invites revolutionaries, free thinkers, and other sundry editors to a DC WikiSalon[edit]

The WikiSalon is a special meetup usually held during the first and third full weeks of every month, from 7 PM to 9 PM. It's an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss Wikimedia wikis and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own.

If you're coming by Metro, the closest station is Dupont Circle (on the Red Line). If you're driving, a lot of parking opens up downtown after 6:30 PM, so finding a parking space (even a free one) should be easy. Once you've found the building, go to Cove on the second floor. We will be in the conference room.

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: The Cove, Dupont Circle, 1730 Connecticut Avenue NW, 2nd floor, 20009, DC


For more information, see http://www.meetup.com/Wikimedia-DC/events/205500822/


My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:26, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC's Wonderful meetups[edit]

Wikimedia DC's Upcoming meetups

  • Thursday, September 11: “Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet, One Article at a Time!”
    A presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history. Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street in Laurel, MD. 7 PM.
  • Wednesday, September 17: WikiSalon
    Come for the pizza, stay for the conversation. 7 PM – 9 PM
  • Saturday, September 20: September Meetup
    Get dinner and drinks with fellow Wikipedians! 6 PM
  • Sunday, September 21: Laurel History Edit-a-Thon
    Local history for Wikipedia! 10:15 AM – 4 PM
  • Saturday, September 27 – Sunday, September 28: Please RSVP for the Open Government WikiHack at Eventbrite by clicking on the link. The National Archives and Records Administration and Wikimedia DC are teaming up to come up with solutions that help integrate government data into Wikipedia. 10:30 AM – 5 PM each day

My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 22:50, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

The wonderful annual meeting! And more![edit]

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Hello, fellow Wikipedian!

I am excited to announce our upcoming Annual Meeting at the National Archives! We'll have free lunch, an introduction by Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, and a discussion featuring Ed Summers, the creator of CongressEdits. Join your fellow DC-area Wikipedians on Saturday, October 18 from 12 to 4:30 PM. RSVP today!

Also coming up we have the Human Origins edit-a-thon on October 17 and the WikiSalon on October 22. Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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Chinese Federation listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Chinese Federation. Since you had some involvement with the Chinese Federation redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. - TheChampionMan1234 00:58, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

Information icon Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in over one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions will be removed pending your return if you do not return to activity within the next month. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated should this occur, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e. as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised, that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions, and that you have not been inactive for a three year period of time). If you remain inactive for a three year period of time, including the present year you have been inactive, you will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFA. This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. MadmanBot (talk) 23:27, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Nope, I'm still around. Syrthiss (talk) 14:19, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

End-of-the-year meetups[edit]

Hello,

You're invited to the end-of-the-year meetup at Busboys and Poets on Sunday, December 14 at 6 PM. There is Wi-Fi, so bring your computer if you want!

You are also invited to our WikiSalon on Thursday, December 18 at 7 PM.

Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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Museum hacks and museum edits[edit]

Hello there!

Upcoming events:

  • February 6–8: The third annual ArtBytes Hackathon at the Walters Art Museum! This year Wikimedia DC is partnering with the Walters for a hack-a-thon at the intersection of art and technology, and I would like to see Wikimedia well represented.
  • February 11: The monthly WikiSalon, same place as usual. RSVP on Meetup or just show up!
  • February 15: Wiki Loves Small Museums in Ocean City. Mary Mark Ockerbloom, with support from Wikimedia DC, will be leading a workshop at the Small Museum Association Conference on how they can contribute to Wikipedia. Tons of representatives from GLAM institutions will be present, and we are looking for volunteers. If you would like to help out, check out "Information for Volunteers".

I am also pleased to announce events for Wikimedia DC Black History Month with Howard University and NPR. Details on those events soon.

If you have any questions or have any requests, please email me at james.hare@wikimediadc.org.

See you there! – James Hare

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Wikimedia DC celebrates Black History Month, and more![edit]

Hello again!

Not even a week ago I sent out a message talking about upcoming events in DC. Guess what? There are more events coming up in February.

First, as a reminder, there is a WikiSalon on February 11 (RSVP here or just show up) and Wiki Loves Small Museums at the Small Museum Association Conference on February 15 (more information here).

Now, I am very pleased to announce:

There is going to be a lot going on, and I hope you can come to some of the events!

If you have any questions or need any special accommodations, please let me know.


Regards,

James Hare


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Editing for Women's History in March[edit]

Hello,

I am very excited to announce this month’s events, focused on Women’s History Month:

  • Sunday, March 8: Women in the Arts 2015 Edit-a-thon – 10 AM to 4 PM
    Women in the Arts and ArtAndFeminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free coffee and lunch served!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Wednesday, March 11: March WikiSalon – 7 PM to 9 PM
    An evening gathering with free-flowing conversation and free pizza.
    More informationRSVP on Meetup (or just show up!)
  • Friday, March 13: NIH Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon – 9 AM to 4 PM
    In honor of Women’s History Month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is organizing and hosting an edit-a-thon to improve coverage of women in science in Wikipedia. Free coffee and lunch served!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Saturday, March 21: Women in STEM Edit-a-Thon at DCPL – 12 PM
    Celebrate Women's History Month by building, editing, and expanding articles about women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields during DC Public Library's first full-day edit-a-thon.
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Friday, March 27: She Blinded Me with Science, Part III – 10 AM to 4 PM
    Smithsonian Institution Archives Groundbreaking Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Free lunch courtesy of Wikimedia DC!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Saturday, March 28: March Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
    Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup

Hope you can make it to an event! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


Thanks,

James Hare

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Upcoming attractions in DC[edit]

Hello!

Here are some upcoming DC meetups in April and May:

  • Tuesday, April 14: National Archives Hackathon on Wikipedia Space with American University – 2:30-5pm
    See the latest work on the Wikipedia Space exhibit in the new NARA Innovation Hub and brainstorm on new ideas for a public exhibit about Wikipedia
  • Friday, April 17: Women in Tech Edit-a-thon with Tech LadyMafia – 5-9pm
    Team up with Tech LadyMafia to improve Wikipedia content on women in the history of technology.
  • Saturday, April 25: April Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
    Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
  • Friday, May 1: International Labour Day Edit-a-Thon – 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    An edit-a-thon at the University of Maryland

Hope to see you at these events! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


Cheers,

James Hare

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Category:United States military awards[edit]

Category:United States military awards, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. DexDor (talk) 21:01, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Category:Aligarh Muslim University Alumni[edit]

Category:Aligarh Muslim University Alumni, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 10:53, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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February events and meetups in DC[edit]

Greetings from Wikimedia DC!

February is shaping up to be a record-breaking month for us, with nine scheduled edit-a-thons and several other events:

We hope to see you at one—or all—of these events!

Do you have an idea for a future event? Please write to us at info@wikimediadc.org!

Kirill Lokshin (talk) 16:41, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

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March events and meetups in DC[edit]

Greetings from Wikimedia DC!

Looking for something to do in DC in March? We have a series of great events planned for the month:

Can't make it to an event? Most of our edit-a-thons allow virtual participation; see the guide for more details.

Do you have an idea for a future event? Please write to us at info@wikimediadc.org!

Kirill Lokshin (talk) 16:29, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

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Military Image Copyright[edit]

Hi, I saw your category at Category:United States military images and it states that Images taken or made by US military are Under United States copyright law, such images are public domain. Ive just written this article here: Wilhelm Tranow, and on the off chance I searched Google images for a picture of the man, and came across a picture of it, here: Tranow]. Is that image copyright under US law? Its obviously a image take sometime before or during the second world war. It has obviously been taken from some archive, originally by TICOM who were US and British military but theese folk who are now selling it. What I'm fundamentally asking, is there a process which I can do through to get hold of this image. Can an argument be made that it is in the public domain? scope_creep 18:44, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi there! Well, for one even though I created the category, that was likely during my work on what used to be categories for deletion so while my account is the one that made it, I was acting solely as an administrator and have no connection to the topic.
All that said, I don't think there is a useful path forward regarding *that* image from *that* source. You could ask them if they would be willing to release the image under CC by SA but I expect they will say that even though the original was PD they post processed it or expended conservation resources and thus have made a claim now to the image as a derivative work. I've been away for a while, but there's probably a wikiproject on military history that might know of a better way to acquire the image if you want to poke around for it.
Sorry, wish I could be more help. Syrthiss (talk) 12:42, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

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Category:Culture by nationality has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

Hello,

Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:32, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Syrthiss.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Administrators' newsletter - February 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2017). This first issue is being sent out to all administrators, if you wish to keep receiving it please subscribe. Your feedback is welcomed.

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  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
  • Following the latest RfC concluding that Pending Changes 2 should not be used on the English Wikipedia, an RfC closed with consensus to remove the options for using it from the page protection interface, a change which has now been made. (T156448)
  • The Foundation has announced a new community health initiative to combat harassment. This should bring numerous improvements to tools for admins and CheckUsers in 2017.

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  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

13:38, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:United States Marine Corps images[edit]

A tag has been placed on Category:United States Marine Corps images requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section C1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the category has been empty for seven days or more and it is not presently under discussion at Categories for discussion, or at disambiguation categories.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. AusLondonder (talk) 07:34, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Category:Recipients of the Order of the Red Banner of Labour has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Recipients of the Order of the Red Banner of Labour, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. K.e.coffman (talk) 21:11, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

Information icon Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in more than one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions will be removed pending your return if you do not return to activity within the next month. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated should this occur, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e. as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised, that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions, and that you have not been inactive for a three-year period of time). If you remain inactive for a three-year period of time, including the present year you have been inactive, you will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFA. This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. — xaosflux Talk 21:21, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

hiiiiiiiiiii. Syrthiss (talk) 12:20, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Note[edit]

There is a thread here that may be of interest: WP:AN#User:Syrthiss. –xenotalk 18:46, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

AfD - University Radio Falmer[edit]

Hi Syrthiss. I've nominated this article for deletion and I noticed that, when it was created back in 2009, you were involved in a speedy deletion nomination and might have some thoughts on the matter. Regards, ~dom Kaos~ (talk) 16:09, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Syrthiss. Voting in the 2017 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 10 December. All users who registered an account before Saturday, 28 October 2017, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Wednesday, 1 November 2017 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority 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.

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