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cocos and christmas[edit]

do you have a good link for the inclusion of those two in s.e.a. rather than something else - I keep dreaming of 'ocean' projects that would get around a myriad of weird inclusions JarrahTree 10:22, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

  • I was going by the infobox on Southeast Asia which lists them as the two dependent territories, what do you think? Tim! (talk) 10:24, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India) is also mentioned in the article. Tim! (talk) 10:25, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Thanks for your reply - I regularly find some weird overlap situations where things end up having oceania and southeast asia...

I think I might try to locate something which defines from a legal point of view - might take some time - will get back to you on this one - it is like the exasperation of the indian ocean/southern ocean distinction - dont let me start... JarrahTree 13:36, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

sorry to date, no joy - nothing that would be a clear indicator JarrahTree 09:22, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for investigating Tim! (talk) 09:23, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

damned foo and x in foo[edit]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Southeast_Asian_media or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Media_in_Southeast_Asia ? any thoughts JarrahTree 13:50, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

The country categories were rename to media in foo here Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2016_February_10#Media_by_country just after Southeast Asian media was created. It must have gotten missed when the others were renamed. Probably best to nominate Category:Southeast Asian media for merging. Tim! (talk) 16:19, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

smells like[edit]

legacy of a nuisance - I fail to see why: aviation in southeast asia AND aviation in southeast asia by country - actually exist like that - there are only so many countries in sea - and fail to see why there has to be 2x of the same - any thoughts ? JarrahTree 07:46, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

I was thinking the same about Category:Airlines of the Caribbean and Central America, Airlines of Central America , Airlines of Central America by country .... Tim! (talk) 07:48, 1 July 2017 (UTC)
fair wager - edit history and wwikix :( JarrahTree 07:50, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Millennia / Centuries in Great Britain[edit]

What a gauche attempt to subvert a live nomination. I thought that you would be more subtle. Laurel Lodged (talk) 09:34, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

something stinks[edit]

the template for wikiproject tibetan buddhism from talk page template redirects to wikiproject tibet

yet there is very specifically a section half way down the project page

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Tibet#Tibetan_Buddhism

they should be separated - the conflation is wrong imho - JarrahTree 10:27, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

separate message[edit]

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Thanks I have replied by email. Tim! (talk) 17:15, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
No email recd. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 01:21, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
Hrmm I have sent again using the send email on site. Tim! (talk) 13:14, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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Your efforts on tagging and assessing articles under WikiProject Pakistan are much appreciated. Regards, Mar4d (talk) 08:18, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
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Thank you. Tim! (talk) 16:36, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

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Category:Kidnapping in Malaysia has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Kidnapping in Malaysia, 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. Paris1127 (talk) 05:52, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

Category:1000 events has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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Precious five years![edit]

Precious
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Five years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:48, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

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WikiProject Banners[edit]

Hi. I'm not sure it's a great idea to add banners to articles about people unless there is a very strong connection to the idea of East Anglia. Just because someone was born somewhere or played for a club in East Anglia, it doesn't mean that they need to be part of the WikiProject. If there are historical characters then I'd agree with adding them, but not cricketers (for example). Blue Square Thing (talk) 18:51, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Ok I won't add any more although there are plenty already had that banner eg. Talk:Joseph Dixon (English cricketer). Tim! (talk) 18:58, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
I'll keep an eye as I'm working on things - if I see any I'll tend to remove them unless there's an obvious link. Thanks for pointing it out. Blue Square Thing (talk) 20:33, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

When adding banners you ought also to take notice of WP:TALKORDER, so the project headers come after {{Talk header}}. --David Biddulph (talk) 09:15, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

Please also be careful of adding redundant banners. For example, in this edit you added a {{WikiProject North East England}} when a {{WPTyneandWear}} was already present - one is a redirect to the other. This didn't just cause duplication of banners, it also meant that the page was in both Category:Unassessed North East England articles and Category:Start-Class North East England articles, also in both Category:Unknown-importance North East England articles and Category:Mid-importance North East England articles. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 12:00, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

Seasons' Greetings[edit]

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...to you and yours, from the Great White North! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 03:13, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Proposal to upmerge category[edit]

Please see my proposal to speedily upmerge Category:2006 Scottish television series debuts to Category:2006 British television programme debuts. Hugo999 (talk) 13:08, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

Category:Wikipedia categories named after manufacturing companies of the United Kingdom has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Wikipedia categories named after manufacturing companies of the United Kingdom, 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. Andy Dingley (talk) 12:19, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

Category:Wikipedians who like Black Mirror[edit]

Hey! I saw that you edited the article Black Mirror and thought maybe you would be interested in this new user category I created?-🐦Do☭torWho42 () 20:07, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

Category:Military of Guam has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Military of Guam, 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. Rathfelder (talk) 20:28, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Move discussion for Internal conflict in Bangladesh[edit]

An article that you have been involved in editing—Internal conflict in Bangladesh —has been proposed to be renamed and moved. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you.Vinegarymass911 (talk) 16:40, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

Smallcat[edit]

Hi Tim

While looking at CFDs I might be able to close, I came across two where you !voted "'Keep misinterpretation of smallcat":

I just thought I'd point out that as a closer, I don't think I could give any weight to those !votes, because they give no indication of how you believe they are a "misinterpretation of smallcat".

I have no in advance idea how any argument might weigh, but just thought I'd point out that a closer can't do anything with a !vote which doesn't explain itself. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 03:35, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

User talk:Mais oui!#Supercats[edit]

Hi User:Tim! Mais oui! has asked me to look at this matter. I thought I would ask you in the first instance. --John (talk) 09:54, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

You may wish to advise him to drop allegations of stalking and discuss the substantive issue. Tim! (talk) 17:22, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
I may well so wish. In the meantime, I request you to cooperate with the efforts below to arrive at a peaceful resolution of this matter. --John (talk) 20:55, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

FWIW, I only discovered 'now', that Mais oui! has retired. Can't say I'm saddened by this, as Mais oui! had a tendency to try & bully me, away from Scotland-related articles. GoodDay (talk) 23:24, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

Category:Millennia in Hamburg[edit]

Hi Tim, I have nominated Category:Millennia in Hamburg and some of its sub-categories for deletion. Please see the discussion at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2018 February 19. – Fayenatic London 09:43, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Categorisation of topics related to non-sovereign countries[edit]

Hi Tim

The ANI discussion has been closed.[3]

As I asked[4] at ANI, please will you work with me and @Mais oui! to set up an RFC on categorisation of topics related to non-sovereign countries? --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 19:49, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

@BrownHairedGirl: An RFC is probably overdue to clarify if and when there should be any exceptions to standard categorisation guidelines for countries. It should probably be at a neutral location such as Wikipedia talk:Categorization or Wikipedia talk:Categories for discussion. Tim! (talk) 17:15, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
@Tim!: I agree that it should be a neutral location. I think WT:CAT would be better, because this is about categorization. WT:CFD is about the CFD process, which is not an issue here.
As to existing guidelines, I am not aware of any specific categorisation guidelines for countries. There is WP:Categorization of people#By_nationality_and_occupation, but it says that it should happen, not how to do it.
So far as I can see, the only guideline applicable to this issue is WP:SUBCAT.
Before trying to map the questions raised by WP:SUBCAT, existing practices and the nature of the topics, please can you tell me whether you agree that's the full set of relevant guidelines? Or do you reckon I have missed any?
I have also been trying to see if there is any way of searching for previous RFCs which might be related, but there doesn't seem to be any log other than the v selective WP:CENT/A, and I doubt any categorisation discussion was considered significant enough to be listed on WP:CENT. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 20:42, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
@Mais oui!: we could use your input here too. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 20:45, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
@BrownHairedGirl: WT:CAT would seem preferable in this respect, also we may want to consider adding text to the section Wikipedia:Categorization#Subcategorization if consensus forms around particular ways of categorising countries. I shouldn't think there would need to more than a paragraph so unlikely necessitate a separate page. As well as the particular UK issues, we should properly consider Hong Kong / Macau in relation to China categories as sometimes I see them in "by country" categories and other times only as subcategories of China. I think you have also brought up dependent territories, it would probably be useful for there to be guidelines as to whether dependencies categories fall under 1) their sovereign states 2) in "by country" categories 3) in dedicated dependency categories such as Category:Transport by dependent territory. Tim! (talk) 17:36, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

online? urgent[edit]

are you still around? kindly ping. —usernamekiran(talk) 18:38, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

Already dealt with. Primefac (talk) 18:47, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
here too? —usernamekiran(talk) 18:56, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

Category:Legal films has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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Falkland Islands Dependencies categories[edit]

Hi Tim

8 Falkland Islands Dependencies categories, I think all created by you. Proposed deletion/merging. Discussion at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2018 March 27#Corbeta_Uruguay_base. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 01:55, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

Portals on categories[edit]

I would like to urge you to stop adding portal links to categories using AWB. There's a discussion... somewhere... about finally deprecating portals, and your automated addition of them to category pages is not helpful. For example, Portal:Croatia (edit | [[Talk:Portal:Croatia|talk]] | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) you were adding to numerous categories had last useful edit in 2015, and I can't even find last content edit. That is the situation with 99% of pages in Portal: namespace, and they are basically dead, only the coroner has not pronounced it yet. Thanks. No such user (talk) 20:56, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

It looks like Wikipedia:Featured portals is discontinued however I see from the new pages special page here [5] that new portal content is being created. Tim! (talk) 07:55, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

Category:2nd millennium in the Republic of Siena has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:2nd millennium in the Republic of Siena, 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. Marcocapelle (talk) 10:50, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

Useful assessment script[edit]

Hey Tim, I noticed you tagging a lot of pages that popped on my watchlist so I thought I would recommend this script if you do a lot of assessments. It really makes it a lot easier to identify if an article has been tagged for a project because if the page is red, then you know that there are no tags. Cheers! Artickle (talk) 16:51, 30 April 2018 (UTC)

I'll check it out thank you. Tim! (talk) 16:53, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
BTW, you might want to slow down with the editing a little if you aren't going to do a bot request. There are a lot of people watching edits with AWB right now. I just saw one on the AWB talk page about an admin. Artickle (talk) 17:15, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
Who is your main account you only started editing with this name today? Tim! (talk) 17:18, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
I'll be totally honest with you Tim, because I am really not hiding nor should I have to, I am indeffed but continue to edit frequently through socking because my ban was complete bullshit and I refuse to follow a ban that was only done to bully me out and by violating Wikipedia's own policies to get it. But that doesn't mean that script is bad nor is my recommendation not to edit to quickly or risk being targeted by the AWB edit police. But if you really want to know: look hereCheers! Artickle (talk) 17:34, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
Yeah I have been noticing it as well, at some point someone is going to have to assess all of those templates. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 18:03, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

Watch for creating orphaned talk pages when doing AWB runs[edit]

Hi Tim, just a note to watch out for creating orphaned talk pages when using AWB to do WikiProject tagging runs. I found a few while doing a DB query for G8 candidates (and have whacked the CSD G8 template on them). Thanks! ƒirefly ( t · c · who? ) 13:34, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Obsession (board game)[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Category:1867 disestablishments in Austria-Hungary[edit]

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CfD nomination of Category:Years in the French First Republic[edit]

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