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DYK for Geoffrey Bruce (mountaineer)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:01, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Your oppose of Sarek[edit]

I don't understand it. There's no limit on the numbers of admins. If his RfA succeeds, it doesn't stop others coming forwards. But unsuccessful RfAs are likely to make people think twice about running. P.S. please excuse this gentle badgering.--Dweller (talk) 09:33, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

I rarely vote at RFA and I thought a lot about this before opposing. I think most (nearly all?) editors would make perfectly good admins if they were willing to stand and were interested in doing at least one aspect of the work. The problem is we don't know in advance who won't be good (which is why I don't vote normally). And we usually can't throw out the bad apples even when a lot of people think they are bad. See how long the recent case took (years) to get resolved and I can immediately think of three other unresolved cases (though I've been around a long time). In the present situation I think an awful thing was done, far worse than most people would do and I'm rather disappointed that so many people seem not to mind too much. Of course people can improve but other people don't need to reform. I think an editor picked at random would probably not be so abusive. I tried hard not to be unpleasant in what I said but an oppose is inevitably not complimentary. Thincat (talk) 13:53, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
Ah, I wouldn't have commented on an uncomplimentary oppose (in fact, I haven't) just one that didn't appear to make any sense. What you've written above is completely different from what you wrote at the RfA. Were you just trying to be gentle? If so, don't be because a) the candidate can clearly cope with it and b) from experience, I can say that the closing bureaucrat needs to know how to weigh your !vote, and if you've misrepresented your opinion that's not good. Anyway, thanks for replying. --Dweller (talk) 14:06, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
I wondered whether you had misunderstood and, since I now realise that you did, obviously other people will have done likewise. Yes, I was trying to be gentle and I must have tried too hard (or not very well!). I'll consider changing my rationale but I'll probably end up leaving it. BTW I didn't mind you asking at all and it didn't come across as badgering in the slightest. Thincat (talk) 14:14, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for admin?[edit]

Oh, and have you ever considered turning this redlink, blue? --Dweller (talk) 14:41, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Years ago, when reaching 2000 edits meant you were rather likely to be asked, I deliberately reduced my editing to avoid it! So, I suppose the answer is "yes" and, again, "no"! Thincat (talk) 14:50, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
I've not done a thorough trawl through your murky back history of diffs, but your willingness to discuss and avoid conflict bode well. If I think you'd make a good candidate, would you accept a nomination? --Dweller (talk) 14:54, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
No, not thorough enough to spot my vandalism ([1]). There really isn't any aspect of admin work that appeals to me and I don't feel any strong sense of duty either. So no, but thank you. Thincat (talk) 15:08, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
LOL! --Dweller (talk) 15:20, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Award[edit]

Bucky Badger headstand on ice.jpg The anti-badger award
The anti-badger award is hereby made to User:Thincat for being gentle on RfA candidates and badgers alike. Dweller (talk) 14:33, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

A page you started (1935 British Mount Everest reconnaissance expedition) has been reviewed![edit]

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A pie for you! Awesome work![edit]

A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg Thank you for your contributions at Coxs Corner, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Tinton5 (talk) 02:01, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Affair of the Dancing Lamas[edit]

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COI disclosures[edit]

I thought you might be interested in this discussion, because we talked about it quite extensively at some point in the past and it was an interesting conversation. CorporateM (Talk) 20:34, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Article for Deletion/Keeping[edit]

Hey hope you are doing well. There is a page you have contributed to that is being considered for deletion: List of Christian Nobel laureates. You are welcome to put in any input on the issues by going to the page and clicking on the link for that article. Jobas (talk) 14:22, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Category:Order of the Netherlands Lion and subcategories relisted[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Second RM for Southern Apls[edit]

You took part in an RM "Southern Alps#Requested move 29 November 2015" which I closed with a "Technical close" and a move the page back to the original name under WP:RMUM,but suggesting that another RM could be started immediately. A new RM was opened one day later Southern Alps#Requested move 30 November 2015, proposing that the page is moved from Southern AlpsSouthern Alps (New Zealand) with Southern Alps becoming a dab page. Your are receiving this mass message because you expressed an opinion in the first RM request and AFAICT have not done so in the second. -- Sent by PBS using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:41, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Debate on the Hadith[edit]

articles like this: Debate on the Hadith, are the main reason i still bother to donate my money to wikipedia. YdhaW has done an excellent job compiling these critically important areas within islamic schools of thought and teaching- into a single coherent article. considering the article was very recently created it will undoubtedly need refinement over the weeks and months to come, specifically the opening statements of the article, and the section "whats next?", should be rephrased to fall more inline with the encyclopedic standards wikipedia seeks to maintain. thank you Thincat for restoring the article and bringing attention to it here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Criticism_of_Hadith#Debate_on_the_Hadith, - The5thForce (talk) 15:44, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your kind message. As I've said I don't know anything about the subject but I hope something worthwhile can be achieved here. Unfortunately, I will not be able to contribute to the article in any informed way. Thincat (talk) 17:11, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Cairngorm Plateau Disaster[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 26 April 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Cairngorm Plateau Disaster, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that five schoolchildren and their leader's assistant died in a blizzard in the 1971 Cairngorm Plateau Disaster when they failed to reach the Curran shelter in the Scottish Highlands? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Cairngorm Plateau Disaster. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Cairngorm Plateau Disaster), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 10:08, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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The talk page discussion I started. ...William, is the complaint department really on the roof? 10:20, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

Black Canyon High School[edit]

Regarding Black Canyon High School, Thanks for catching my error of using WP:NOTYET. What I actually meant was WP:TOOSOON. --Zackmann08 (Talk to me/What I been doing) 16:06, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Freedom Charity logo.png[edit]

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Autopatrolled granted[edit]

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Hi Thincat, I just wanted to let you know that I have added the "autopatrolled" permission to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the patroller right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! Beeblebrox (talk) 19:47, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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FYI: help desk canned answers[edit]

Judging by [2], you are not aware of {{HD}}. Those prove useful. Cheers! TigraanClick here to contact me 10:32, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Thank you. I was not aware of the template (but for communication I never use templates anyway). I expect there is a template for saying what I have just said! Thincat (talk) 12:19, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Request for Comment on the guidelines regarding "joke" categories[edit]

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AFD[edit]

Thank you for reminding and making me think better about the AFD in question, I have now presented the valid reasons for deletion. Capitals00 (talk) 08:48, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for letting me know. I don't have any knowledge of what sources have to say on the matter so I will not be taking part in any discussion. I suspect it is a matter of editorial judgement how things should be handled. Thincat (talk) 09:05, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for List of Mountain Bothies Association bothies[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 23 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article List of Mountain Bothies Association bothies, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that you can stay overnight free of charge in any of over ninety bothies (Corrour Bothy pictured), but you must bring your own fuel if you want to watch "bothy TV"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/List of Mountain Bothies Association bothies. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, List of Mountain Bothies Association bothies), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:02, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Very nice![edit]

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Wanted to give you this for that amazing work on List of Mountain Bothies Association bothies. That's a real public service—and it's a treat to read about something you had no idea existed. Veggies (talk) 19:36, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. It was a lot of work but it drove home to me how Geoff Allan for his book must have done a hundred times more work. I did know that bothies existed but I've never been in one and on the two occasions I've been at a place where one is I didn't realise there was a bothy there at all! Thincat (talk) 19:54, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Amazing job on List of Mountain Bothies Association bothies! You took a subject that few people have ever heard of and gave it the full FA treatment. The DYK hook was also fantastic! Since I was the one who promoted it to the image slot, I thought it might show a conflict of interest to give you a barnstar for it on the spot, so I waited until after it appeared on the main page. Guess what? 37,379 readers agree with me! Keep up the great work! Yoninah (talk) 09:04, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
@Yoninah: Thank you for your message. I was pleased it had gone to the image slot, it was a very good photo for Geograph. As for the hook, at least two people complained about it (not the usual suspects) and seemingly administrative action was required while it was on the main page![3][4] The article got a lot of hits and I'll see about that when I have time. Thincat (talk) 17:29, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

RfA[edit]

New Zealand TW-17.svg Thanks for supporting my run for administrator. I am honored and grateful. ) Cullen328 Let's discuss it 21:52, 23 July 2017 (UTC)