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Thomas.W has decided to take a wikibreak due to starting to take things personally, both personal attacks from vandals and socks and comments by others, but will most probably be back later.

Precious again[edit]

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chasing vandals
Thank you, Thomas, proud for a good reason, for spending most of your "time on WP chasing vandals and socks", for fighting vandalism and misconceptions, for precision in language and linguistic, imagine polychoral praise: you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:06, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 896th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:03, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Time flies, Gerda <sigh>. Or maybe it's just me getting slower and slower... Thomas.W talk 14:08, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Ease of doing business[edit]

2016 report: I don't know how to order it according to 2016 data! :( Also I don't know how to update quickly. I stopped at Mongolia and then only added Russia and Ukraine which are countries on the news. Can you do it?-- (talk) 10:53, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

About deletion of content[edit]

Pethmakhama is known for the religious monument Asar Sharief and religiously important to every Muslim of Kashmir. If the importance of the village is not there then it is useless to keep an article on Wikipedia without the basic information. The Village is the hub of sports activities so why delete it. It is true and important with verified facts from Kashmir India. Information about the mohallas makes Wikipedia more informative. So why delete the content which is well referred, neutral and accordingly written as per Wikipedia standards of writing.Pethmakhama 12:43, 29 October 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pethmakhama (talkcontribs)

@Pethmakhama: It's an article about a small ordinary village, one of tens of thousands of similar villages in that part of the world, and what you're adding is excessive detail; every village and town in the world has local sport activities, what a mohalla is can be found in a separate article and isn't something we add to every article (the details you repeatedly add about the mohallas in Pethmakhama are also excessive, and of interest only to the people who live there), and Asar Sharief might be important to the people who live in Pethmakhama but obviously not important enough to have an own article, which it probably would have if, as you say, it's "religiously important to every Muslim in Kashmir". Several experienced editors have asked you to stop adding trivia/excessive detail, but you're still edit-warring over it, behaving as if you own the article (including editing as IPs too until the article was protected), and until you removed most of them your talk page was full of messages and warnings from other editors, all relating to your edits and your behaviour on Pethmakhama, Budgam. So stop. Thomas.W talk 13:27, 29 October 2015 (UTC)


I wanted to add some info about modern literizations. (talk) 18:50, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

It's an article about a historical person who is also an Orthodox Christian saint, so trivia like the material you have repeatedly tried to add to the article does not fit in... Thomas.W talk 19:05, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Centuries in Ukraine[edit]

Re the subcategories for centuries in Ukraine, what century would you start with? I added Category:9th century in Ukraine and Category:10th century in Ukraine to be to be a parent for the existing Category:9th-century Ukrainian princes. The category Category:Medieval Ukrainian royalty includes Ruthenian princes and Rulers of Kievan Rus’ , The category Category:Varangians regards them as “Russian people of Swedish descent” as they are an ethnic Scandanavian dynasty in this part of Europe, whether categorised as Russian or Ukrainian. Hugo999 (talk) 23:02, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

User talk:Knowledgeninja100[edit]

Please note the comment I left on this user's talk page today. Yesterday I reported this editor here as a vandal. Thanks. Magnolia677 (talk) 04:03, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Hai Thomas[edit]

This IP adress is continuously vandalizing the wikipedia page Pethmakhama, Budgam. Plz warn him/her for the behaviour. Thankyou. ( Gowhar NabiTALK 06:40, 5 November 2015 (UTC))


Hi, you have deleted one of my edits on this page List of languages by number of native speakers, that was (clearly indicated in edit comment) based on this non-wikipedia source that states between 212 and 220M french native speakers in the world. please explain why you deleted my update... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wisi eu (talkcontribs)

  • @Wisi eu: Yes, and I will delete it again if you keep adding it. The list is about native speakers (i.e. "first language", "mother tongue"), and sorted in descending order by number of such speakers, not about total speakers, including "partial speakers", which is what you're adding. Thomas.W talk 13:44, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, but I am talking about native speakers, someone just got the wrong numbers... 212M is the number of native speakers, 274 is the number of total estimated speakers... try to document or read the french version if you can. or cross verify info with french wiki moderators. It's annoying to see such outdated information on wikipedia. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wisi eu (talkcontribs) 13:51, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

  • @Wisi eu: No, the number of native speakers isn't 200+M (Nationalencycklopedin says 74M, the French government says 80M...). So don't try to add it again. Thomas.W talk 13:55, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

this is clearly ill will: the population of metropolitan and oversea France (67M), Francophile Belgium (over 4M) and the native Quebec french speakers (over 6M) already exceeds 75 million people... (not taking into account native speakers in Switzerland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Tunisia, Senegal, Ivory-Coast, Madagascar, Togo, Niger, Mali, Benin, Gabon, Haiti, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Pondichery region, djibouti and a few others, which all have french as sole or (more rarely) co-official national language...

I am observing this kind of attitude towards french data all around the anglophile internet, but some time enough is enough. If you don't trust the sources I bring (?) document yourself on the actual (factual) number of native french speakers (yes, the ones who learn and use french as a first language) in these countries and then modify that number on the wiki page accordingly. The sources for chinese, spanish, english or arabic languages are not even that solid and well documented... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wisi eu (talkcontribs)

  • @Wisi eu: Your talk about "ill will" is just silly, Wikipedia is an encyclopaedia, not a place to boost egos. You obviously don't know the difference between first language and second language speakers, and people who know some French but don't use it everyday (like me). And your figures are wrong, not even everyone in France is a first language speaker of French, there are millions of first and second generation immigrants in France who speak Arabic or other languages as their first language, and French only as their second language, so the total number of first language speakers of French is somewhere between 74 and 80 million (see Talk:French language#Population inflation for more). Thomas.W talk 14:30, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
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Thanks. for show that you said is true and thats beliefs are definite, you need go to a debate about Ancient Egyptian race controversy, we are debating here if my edits are valids in the White people article (about adding Da Vinci image) althought you can contribute in this particular debate in talk:Carwil when you see it convenient, your contribution can help a consensus in the debate--Vvven (talk) 18:11, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, but I have no desire to join that discussion. Thomas.W talk 18:13, 11 November 2015 (UTC)


Hope I didn't tread on your toes, most of the articles I write on are somewhat becalmed. It's a bit of a surprise when someone responds. Regards Keith-264 (talk) 22:37, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

@Keith-264: ? I haven't edited any article named Beauman or similar (by your contributions I assume you mean either Beauman Division or Archibald Bentley Beauman), so maybe you intended to post on ThoughtIdRetired's talk page instead? A username that describes me too, BTW. Thomas.W talk 22:52, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
Oops wrong bloke, sorry. Keith-264 (talk) 22:53, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
@Keith-264: No problems. You did a good job on Beauman Division... Thomas.W talk 23:00, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, I pinched material from Operation Cycle, which I'm rewriting. The various improvised formations involved are interesting and I'm putting relevant passages into them. Keith-264 (talk) 23:17, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Marie Serneholt[edit]

If you want to, please take a look at the article Marie Serneholt, which is this weeks TAFI article. Regards,--BabbaQ (talk) 20:14, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

I'm sorry for posting false info[edit]

I realized what I posted about the Impala was a fake. I agree with the F-16 Viper user. 2607:FB90:270E:8F8D:0:49:FD39:6901 (talk) 18:41, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

By the way: Not that I will add the biturbo Impala in the article anymore (I will not do so again), but a GM newspaper holder/archiver has definitely confirmed the car. Coolestcars2015 reminded 96wayss that they had the article. 2607:FB90:270E:8F8D:0:49:FD39:6901 (talk) 19:35, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
When are you ever going to stop, Jason? With all your energy you could become a valuable contributor to Wikipedia, instead of posting one hoax efter the other... Thomas.W talk 19:52, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
What? 2607:FB90:270E:8F8D:0:49:FD39:6901 (talk) 20:59, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
With no intention to threaten you, are you freakin' blind, Thomas? 2607:FB90:270E:8F8D:0:49:FD39:6901 (talk) 21:07, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
Nope: creates hoaxes about American muscle cars, <check>, editing style, <check>, geolocation, <check>, and so on. So no, I'm not blind. Thomas.W talk 21:25, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
Dude, what the hell? I don't even drive an American car. I have a Nissan, two Subarus, and a BMW. 2607:FB90:270E:8F8D:0:49:FD39:6901 (talk) 21:27, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Are you on? Allygggggg (talk) 16:54, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png Are we working on Rosalie Mackenzie Poe? Allygggggg (talk) 17:41, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

plz dont block[edit]

My violation of 3 revert rule occured due to my ignorance of the rule .sorry Bdw sir ,it is also a result of another experienced editor's repeated reverting my contribution too...that made me aggressive as i felt he is not letting me add facts .. ! Apologies ...the rules of wiki editing are difficult compared to Facebook etc. Atleast to new users . This ignorance of rules and frustrated assertion may seem like ,single purpose editing or ill intentions. Trust me it wont happen again ! Ranjan s nayak (talk) 18:36, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Hello & Thank You[edit]

Hello, and thank you for preventing users from removing factual information from the Punjabis page to suit their own interests. Could you please tell me how a I can "revert to a previous version" of a page in case someone starts discriminating in the page again? I'm a relatively new editor. Vdr11 (talk) 18:44, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Historic Motorsports Archive[edit]

Thank you for giving the IP a proper warning. I only knew how to give an informal one. It looks like he may have stopped at 1130 Innes Ireland. I have reverted quite a few of the problems, but by no means all. I messed up twice trying to do the Raymond Mays one. Sorry. SovalValtos (talk) 11:52, 18 November 2015 (UTC)


Hi Thomas, I'd hate to think that you're taking a break in part because of my comments at the SPI. I assure you that was the mildest of "criticisms" and changed nothing about the respect I have for you as an editor and your work at SPI. I have this thing about non-admin-cu-clerks tagging anyway that has zip to do with you specifically. Just like I understand what it's like to be grumpy (our little discussion on my Talk page), I also know what it's like to resent comments people make en-wiki. We deal in a virtual environment and sometimes it's just plain hard to know what people mean when you don't have the benefit of other sensory data. Of course, if you need a break for other reasons, please enjoy the time off, but I at least wanted to clarify my comments at the SPI. Regards.--Bbb23 (talk) 13:23, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

@Bbb23: No, it's not that, even though I didn't like it, after all I was only trying to help, it's a combination of general frustration, as expressed on your talk page, and disliking things I see here, such as the events that led to the summary desysop of Yngvadottir (who IMHO should be given her tools back ASAP). Thomas.W talk 13:07, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
I never thought you were doing anything but trying to help. Even assuming you were an SPI clerk, I might take issue with your decision to do X and "overrule" it if I felt strongly enough. Speaking of which, how does your general disgruntlement fit in with your wish to become a clerk trainee? As a trainee, you would be expected (a) to participate and (b) to take direction from those training you. Obviously, we're all human and entitled to good and bad days, but becoming a clerk is a commitment you should not make if you're in a "bad place". Mind you, I'm not trying to dissuade you from becoming a clerk. Your accomplishments at SPI and your abilities, in my estimation, make you a good candidate, but it needs to be a positive experience for you and for the trainers.--Bbb23 (talk) 14:38, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
@Bbb23: I don't feel I'm in a bad place, I just need a bit of rest. And I haven't changed my mind about clerking, if you all feel I can be of help I'm available. Clerking might even help relieve my frustrations since people probably would be more willing to listen to someone who's a clerk at SPI than someone who's just "an ordinary editor"... Thomas.W talk 15:50, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
No worries. BTW, I wouldn't think of clerking as therapy. Just because you're a clerk doesn't mean anyone listens to you. You should see some of the abuse Vanja has had to put up with. The important thing is not to let yourself get sucked into a fight. If it happens, just deal with it firmly but without heat. Get some rest.--Bbb23 (talk) 15:58, 21 November 2015 (UTC)


Please can you post a request at WP:ANI for the unprotection of user_talk:TheGracefulSlick. I need to leave them a message but their talk page is protected. Thanks, (talk) 17:30, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

Considering the history of that user page I'm not going to help you or any other IP circumvent to protection of it... Thomas.W talk 17:35, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
 :( Really? Can I leave the message here instead then? (talk) 17:53, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

SPI Training[edit]

Thank you for applying to become an SPI Clerk. At this time we have decided to take you on to the December 2015 training. Please watchlist the page and keep updated with it as time goes on. Thanks, -- Amanda (aka DQ) 19:09, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, congrats Thomas, you will be very effective and useful as SPI clerk, specially cases related to sock puppetry on India-Pakistan-Afghanistan topics. Best luck.--Human3015TALK  20:01, 24 November 2015 (UTC)


I thought you might be interested in knowning what I found because it wouldn't be obvious based on my block log.

  • No account is related to Evlekis.
  • JohnnyWelcome was confirmed to an account not on your list: Lame-Llacnacuoy.
  • SocialIncognito and another account, SocialLoafer, were confirmed to sockmaster Imtitanium.

Regards.--Bbb23 (talk) 20:38, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

I guess I'll have to recalibrate the detector... Thomas.W talk 20:48, 27 November 2015 (UTC)