User talk:Tallen90

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Hello, Tallen90, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! --Beeblebrox (talk) 17:29, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

{{helpme}} Hey, thanks! Could I just ask - if you've checked a page in the 'Recent Changes' section and it's all OK, do you need to do anything (like, adding a tag to say it's fine), or just leave it as it is?

If it is a newly created page, and has not yet been patrolled, you can mark it is a such. Otherwise you needn't do anything. ∙ AJCham(talk) 17:43, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Tagging for deletion[edit]

Thank you for your work on tagging vandalism articles for deletion. Just for your information, Lucie williams should not have been tagged as G1 (nonsense), because it wasn't incomprehensible--it was clearly about a person (possibly an attack page), so it should have been tagged as A7 (article about a person, without saying why they're notable) or G10 (attack page). Best, rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 20:21, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Lancaster Mall[edit]

Please do not remove valid maintenance templates without giving a reason for doing so. I believe the tags are still valid, and have restored them. Thank you. Drmies (talk) 22:31, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

AfD nomination of 2010 Christmas special (Doctor Who)[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, 2010 Christmas special (Doctor Who), has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2010 Christmas special (Doctor Who). Thank you.

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{{helpme}} Hi. On my user page there is a box which displays my number of contributions. When clicked, it takes me to a site that summarizes all my edits. If I want to see this represented as a graph, the website tells me to "create meta:User:Tallen90/EditCounterGlobalOptIn.js". What exactly does it mean by "create"? Thanks, Tallen90 (talk) 14:01, 13 July 2010 (UTC).

User:Tallen90/EditCounterOptIn.js Click that link, write "opt in" or something and hit save page. That should do the trick.
"Create" means that (as you can see now) the link is red, because it doesn't exist. When you make it, it will link blue, because it does exist. 930913(Congratulate) 14:21, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
You just need to create a page, to 'prove' that you wish to 'opt-in' to the system, allowing yourself and others to see the detailed statistics about your edits.
To prove that you want it, you have to make a page.
You can either make User:Tallen90/EditCounterOptIn.js, or meta:User:Tallen90/EditCounterGlobalOptIn.js. Both will allow you to see the extended stats.
It does not matter what you put on that page - you could create it with just the word 'hello' or something. Just that, the page must exist, for stats to work.  Chzz  ►  14:29, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
Thankyou - TALLeN talk 15:13, 14 July 2010 (UTC)


I bet your pardon? Why does it sound like a personal feud? I am trying to resolve an issue. Jayy008 (talk) 11:22, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

I only say so because it sounds like you have a problem with one user, and he in turn has a problem with you. It's more an argument than trying to resolve an issue. No offense intended. - TALLeN talk 13:02, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
I know it sounds a lot like that, but I'm trying to follow guidelines as in the end I want to nominate the page for a Wikipedia Good article. However, based on how he thinks it should be he keeps changing it and because it looks like a personal issue, admins won't block. Any suggestions? Jayy008 (talk) 13:38, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
Since the admins won't help, it's difficult to suggest anything else. Maybe you could get him blocked temporarily on grounds of WP:HOUNDING? Otherwise you'd have to submit a report for persistent vandalism here. - TALLeN talk 15:12, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
I tried that, but they said the same thing as you, it's a disagreement. Oh well, I'll wait for him to break the 3 revert rule. Jayy008 (talk) 15:22, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
Okay, good luck :) - TALLeN talk 15:23, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
Thank you and thanks for your help :). Jayy008 (talk) 16:25, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, is currently undergoing a two-month trial scheduled to end 15 August 2010.

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When I screw up...[edit]

...I really do it good. Damn. I'm incredibly glad that you found a source for that kid's story. Two red links, no references and the claim of "fewer than 50 copies" mad it suspect; no Google hits for "The Amazing Vacation," either. Should've Googled the author instead. I've left a big slice of humble pie on that poor editor's talk page. Thank you very, very much for correcting my stupidity. --PMDrive1061 (talk) 15:53, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

No worries, glad I could help :) - TALLeN talk 15:54, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Gay in Federal Way[edit]

Why does the article Gay in Federal Way have a speedy delete on it? I just created it a few minutes ago, give me a chance to work on it before judgement. And I have tons of references from legit newspapers and a local news tv station that are already on there, why is it up for deletion? ElmerBront (talk) 02:10, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

You haven't indicated what makes the group notable. Therefore, I have determined the group to be non-notable and nominated it for deletion. If you have issues they should be raised on the article's talk page for an administrator's consideration. - TALLeN talk 02:07, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

You never gave me a chance, I'm working on the article right now, but saving as I go because I don't want to lose everything. ElmerBront (talk) 02:09, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

If you are working on the article, add a 'hangon' tag underneath the deletion template and explain why you think the article should be kept on its talk page. In my opinion the group is not notable, and so I will not be removing the deletion request. Regards, TALLeN talk 02:11, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Gay in Federal Way[edit]

Hello Tallen90. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Gay in Federal Way, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: Article claims coverage in reliable sources. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 02:37, 10 August 2010 (UTC)


Last month, you left a message on Talk:E.K. Aboobacker Musliar asking that contributors not cite sources which are not in English because "this is, after all, the English Wikipedia".

Although I fully accept that you had only the best of intentions, you are in error. To restrict ourselves only to sources which exist in English would be to limit our scope drastically; a great many topics have been written about in (for example) Albanian, Bulgarian, Croatian, and Danish, but not English. English sources may be preferable for unilingual readers, but they are not essential: there are many translation tools available online, and some readers are able to read more than one language. For a source in a language other than English to be acceptable, what is necessary is that someone else be able to read it: thus, sources in Etruscan, Rongorongo, and Sentinelese are not acceptable, but sources in French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, and Latvian are. DS (talk) 14:18, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

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New Page Triage engagement strategy released[edit]

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New deal for page patrollers[edit]

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RC Patrol-related Proposals in the 2016 Community Wishlist Survey[edit]

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