User talk:Teachalakazi

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Logging in[edit]

I see that in your last edit, you weren't logged in. Seeing as you work from home, next time you log in, you can check the "remember me" checkbox. It's completely safe, as other people don't have access to your computer. --Slashme 10:07, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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  1. Imtiaz Sooliman - Find sources: "Imtiaz Sooliman" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · highbeam · JSTOR · free images · wikipedia library

Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 09:06, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Gift of the Givers[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Gift of the Givers[edit]

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File source and copyright licensing problem with File:Baby blanket made with flower loom motifs.jpg[edit]

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A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png Thank you for your edits on Eddie Daniels! Ijon (talk) 00:42, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks (very belated) for the cookie!
I recognise your real name (how, I hear you ask) and thought you might want to check out the next section on my talk page . . . even if just for its amusement value. Teachalakazi (talk) 04:03, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

I created a "bad" username and want to get rid of it[edit]

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I created a "bad" username. Please help me find a way to "vanish" this spurious identity. I accidentally created a new username by spelling my real username incorrectly. I used it unknowingly for less than a day before discovering my problem. I quickly reverted all the work I did under that name, and therefore don't need it anymore. I don't want to accidentally sign in with it (might happen!), nor do I want my files in commons to be used by others. Teachalakazi (talk) 20:07, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

I gather the account you refer to is not this one. WP:Courtesy vanishing applies only to people who are leaving Wikipedia permanently. I suggest you apply at WP:CHU from the account concerned asking for it to be renamed to something random. Then simply forget about it - if you like, scramble its password.
Right - this is my "authentic" account; I didn't want to spread the other name about, but I can supply it if necessary to have it "silenced". Your suggestion seems to be the most sensible suggestion of all. Thanks Teachalakazi (talk) 03:44, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
I don't understand "nor do I want my files in commons to be used by others." When you uploaded them, you irrevocably released them under a free license for anyone to use. You can try applying to have them deleted under whatever is Commons' equivalent to WP:CSD#G7, but they may refuse, particularly if any of them are already in use. JohnCD (talk) 21:11, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
I understand about the release. I replaced those files (there are only six!) with equivalents, so they are still "released". I checked, and they were not in use at the time I wrote this plea. Teachalakazi (talk) 03:44, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
I see under commons:Commons:Criteria for speedy deletion#General reasons #7 Author or uploader request deletion that they will only accept uploader request for speedy deletion for files less than 7 days old. You will have to use commons:Commons:Deletion requests. That's quite a simple process (much easier than filing an AfD here) - on the file description page click on "Nominate for deletion" in the toolbox on the left and fill in the reason. JohnCD (talk) 10:48, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for this - it would certainly help. Presumably I'd have to use the "wrong" username. When I did that and checked my uploads, three of the six had vanished!! This is fine. I can't seem to find what to do now; please explain more clearly how and where I do: "on the file description page click on "Nominate for deletion" in the toolbox on the left and fill in the reason." How do I get to the file description page? Teachalakazi (talk) 11:33, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
Yes, use the account that uploaded the file. You have to be in Commons to make the request. If you click on the image while you are in Wikipedia, it will say below it "This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons. Information from its description page there is shown below." Click on "description page" and you will be taken to the Commons file description page. (A quick way from Wikipedia into Commons is to click any image from the main page and then click "Wikimedia Commons" in the message beneath it). If you are already in Commons, just putting the file name in the search box should take you to the file description page.
Once you are in the Commons file description page, in the left margin there is an entry "Tools"; clicking on that produces a list which includes "Nominate for deletion". JohnCD (talk) 12:08, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you so much for holding my hand through this tortuous process! I suspect this is as close to the desired end as I am likely to get. Next step: scramble the password & forget it. Teachalakazi (talk) 15:40, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
You need not worry at all! Everyone makes mistakes. :)
I never said I was worried. Teachalakazi (talk) 03:44, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
As per Wikipedia:Legit_sock#Legitimate_uses, your mistakenly made account would still be considered a valid Doppelgänger account, so you're safe. I suggest redirecting both the user page and the talk pages of your mistake account to your current account.
Safety (??) is not a concern. I particularly do not want the redirection. Teachalakazi (talk) 03:44, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
  • To do this, replace everything at User_talk:Teachalakhazi with #REDIRECT [[User talk:Teachalakazi]] and create a new page at User:Teachalakhazi with only #REDIRECT [[User:Teachalakazi]] as the content.
  • Ask me if you need help doing this and I'd be happy to do it for you :)
Nope, but thanks for the offer! Teachalakazi (talk) 03:44, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
  • As a last suggestion, I think it's best you change the password of your "bad" username so you wouldnt be able to accidentally login even if you try. That, and make sure to "Login" the next time, not "create a new account."
Waving a dead chicken, here, I see. Thanks for the reminder not to make mistakes. Teachalakazi (talk) 03:44, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
Hope this helps. Please feel free to ask me again for further help. :)
Thanks for your effort. Teachalakazi (talk) 03:44, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
TheOriginalSoni (talk) 21:13, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Welcome![edit]

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Welcome to Wikipedia, Teachalakazi! Thank you for your contributions. I am TheOriginalSoni and I have been editing Wikipedia for some time, so if you have any questions feel free to leave me a message on my talk page. You can also check out Wikipedia:Questions or type {{help me}} at the bottom of this page. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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The cookies look good, thanks! Check the first entry at the top of this page, and its date. I am a very desultory editor, by the way. Teachalakazi (talk) 03:47, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Ah, I see. I didn't notice the timestamp there. Mea culpa. Anyways, welcome here again :) TheOriginalSoni (talk) 13:34, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! Tibi ignoscitur Teachalakazi (talk) 15:25, 6 January 2014 (UTC)