User talk:Timrollpickering

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Hello, Timrollpickering,

It looks like this category discussion was closed by you on the 16th but the merging and deletion of categories was not fully carried out. I can't tag the empty categories because they still have a CfD tag on them that says they are involved in a discussion. Can you see to this? Thank you! Liz Read! Talk! 05:35, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

Timrollpickering, these categories still exist even though you indicated that they should be merged and deleted:
Category:Observances set by the Bengali calendar
Category:Observances set by the Hindu calendar
Category:Observances set by the Indian National Calendar
Category:Observances set by the Malayalam calendar
Category:Observances set by the Nanakshahi calendar
Category:Observances set by the Zoroastrian calendar
I hope you can follow-up through on your CfD closures. Thanks. Liz Read! Talk! 00:36, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
They're all sitting on the Working page to be cleaned up in due course. There is a huge backlog of categories to check for backlinks and mergers and things don't get deleted instantly. Timrollpickering 00:50, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

Please undo your edit[edit]

Your edit to Template:Comics infobox sec/genrecat broke articles such as W.I.T.C.H. Modernponderer (talk) 07:51, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

Moving categories early[edit]

Good morning. These have been listed for less than 48h. Since they have been fed to the bot already it is probably too late for returning them, but be prepared to react if someone complains. I made a similar mistake a month ago, fortunately without any consequences (I also opened then a talk page discussion).--Ymblanter (talk) 11:41, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

Ack I must have misread the times on those. Timrollpickering 11:49, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, when I did this I thought it is a different day (smth like it was 26, and I was sure it is already 27). Shit happens, no problem.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:59, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

Question regarding closed discussion[edit]

Hello Timrollpickering, I have a question regarding your closure of this bundled discussion. As of this posting, none of the categories have had their {{cfd}} tag removed. My question is: will all necessary things be accomplished by virtue of the close you enacted? If so, how long does it normally take for this to occur? I'm not criticizing, I am just curious. Thank you.--John Cline (talk) 11:18, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

There's an automatic system whereby a bot removes the notices and adds one to the talkpage on each category. It normally runs about once a day and gets there in the end. Timrollpickering 11:28, 4 December 2018 (UTC)


Hi, should I take Category:Women's sports in American Samoa to a full CfD? My objection seems to have been ignored. Or can I just do a speedy rename request of the reverse since the naming convention under Category:Women's sports by country appears to be the singular "sport" and a number of other categories are currently in CfDS to do the same? Thanks. StarcheerspeaksnewslostwarsTalk to me 16:50, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

You can request a speedy reverse. In future it helps if people actually bold their objections rather than just making comments. Timrollpickering 19:06, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
I figured there are so few comments to speedy noms that any comment under them is typically an objection of some sort. I thought it was just something that needed to be considered, so I do apologize for the lack of a more pronounced objection. The fact that there were reverse speedy requests for categories under the same category tree at the same time should probably have made each of those speedy requests invalid. Thanks. StarcheerspeaksnewslostwarsTalk to me 19:32, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Userboxes & Categories[edit]

@Timrollpickering: Please stop changing the categories in userboxes without moving the categories. SportsFan007 (talk) 21:46, 13 December 2018 (UTC)SportsFan007

@Timrollpickering: Also, please include the word the. SportsFan007 (talk) 21:49, 13 December 2018 (UTC)SportsFan007

@Timrollpickering: Please stop! SportsFan007 (talk) 22:02, 13 December 2018 (UTC)SportsFan007

The categories are in the list to be moved the cat bot but this has a heavy workload today so hasn't reached them yet. Adjusting the templates first speeds up the process so it's best to do them now. Timrollpickering (Talk) 22:04, 13 December 2018 (UTC)