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  • You can also click here to send me an email. Although I shall not be able to assist you editorially or administratively, I shall be following both my talk page and email, and shall reply in case there is any query where I can be of assistance. Thanks. Wifione Message

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2015 already[edit]

Hi Wifione. No frills - just a quiet ‘’all the best’’ to you for 2015 and I hope you’ll continue to be around on Wikipedia for a long time to come. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 15:00, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Kudpung. Thanks so much for the thoughtful note :) I hope so too, and likewise hope to see you around Wikipedia for a long time. It's been lovely interacting with you. Season's greetings and new year wishes. Wifione Message 16:00, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year Wifione![edit]

  • Hey North, thanks for the very warm new year wishes. Much needed in the biting cold :) Appreciated and reciprocated likewise. Have a fabulous new year. Wifione Message 15:59, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For all of the meaningful and admirable work that you have done. OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 04:53, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 11 February 2015[edit]

Mostly personal comments[edit]

Hi Wifione, I've been meaning to say something to you on your Talk page for quite some time, but I kept putting it off because I didn't know what to say exactly. My apologies for these belated comments. As you must know, my personal interaction with you has always been a pleasure, and it was with dismay that I became aware of the controversy surrounding your conduct (I was completely unaware of it during most the time it was brewing). Frankly, I haven't followed the evidence presented against you in the arbitration case to have any opinion of my own as to what you did or didn't do. I have, however, kept abreast of the direction of the case and the proposed decision. At this point, it looks like in addition to giving up your tools you're going to be formally banned from the project. I'm sorry to hear that, and I personally wish you nothing but the best. As we hopefully all know, there are other things in life besides Wikipedia. Regards.--Bbb23 (talk) 16:34, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Bbb, thank you, as always. It has been a privilege knowing you. Wifione Message

Song without words --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:23, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

I don't really know what to say. I'm sitting here, almost in tears, because one of the most influential people I've recently come to admire, respect, and grow fond of working with, has just had their integrity and image shred. I started writing out a longer post but there's really no point. Good luck Wifione. I suppose I'll have to harass Bbb23 now. Dusti*Let's talk!* 00:42, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Echoing what Bbb23 said, I don't know what you did or didn't do. But I remember that working with you (years ago) was always a pleasure. You have done a lot to this project, and it will forever be remembered. I wish you all the best, Wifione. Good luck. Rehman 01:48, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Wifione closed[edit]

This arbitration case has been closed and the final decision is available at the link above. The following remedies have been enacted:

1) Wifione (talk · contribs) is indefinitely topic-banned from editing any pages relating to or making any edit about:
  1. any Indian commercial organisation founded after 1915;
  2. any Indian educational institution founded after 1915;
  3. biographies of any living or recently deceased person associated with (i) or (ii)
and is restricted to one account.
2.1) Wifione may only regain administrative tools via a successful request for adminship.
3) Wifione (talk · contribs) is indefinitely banned from the English Wikipedia. They may request reconsideration of the ban twelve months after the enactment of this remedy, and every twelve months thereafter.

For the Arbitration Committee, --L235 (talk) As a courtesy, please ping me when replying. 17:18, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 February 2015[edit]

GOCE March newsletter[edit]

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:42, 22 February 2015 (UTC)


Hello Wifione

I observed that an autopatrol was recently granted to a user who had only created disambiguation pages. It seemed like a bridge of WP:AUTOPAT. How do you explain this? Cheers!Face-smile.svg Wikigyt@lk to M£ 04:56, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

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April 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:28, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Template:User blp delete[edit]

Ambox warning orange.svg Template:User blp delete, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Template:User blp delete and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Template:User blp delete during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Gparyani (talk) 05:00, 15 June 2015 (UTC) not reliable??[edit]

Could I please ask you what, in your view, makes my website, not reliable? Contrary to your opinion, it is used as reference for researchers of elephant herpes from teams both in Europe and USA, and last year was referenced as source, for the publication on human cancer, compared to elephant Potential Mechanisms for Cancer Resistance in Elephants and Comparative Cellular Response to DNA Damage in Humans, and I was in fact awarded a prize, initiated by the researchers. The website is resource and source for numerous articles about elephants, also on Wikipedia, although not always mentioned. is the main resource and source for the Wikipedia article about Elephant_endotheliotropic_herpesvirus (the first source mentioned, with 16 notes!!) and is according to elephant specialist veterinaries and experts a unique resource. Of course, being the largest elephant database in the world and on the entire Internet, and possibly the largest database in the available online, about individuals from a certain species, it may include some errors. It is an ongoing project to correct those, but in general it is normally viewed as a very reliable source, and is with ist over 1000 visitors/24 hours maybe the most trafficked elephant website, keeping in mind that the interest in individuals, is and will remain, a very specific field, which does not attract the majority, therefore a very narrow subject. Still considered this, it has a large number of visits.

I was just on the way to suggest the website to be described in a Wikipedia article, and when I saw your comment, which you made at Thechikottukavu Ramachandran, I became rather disappointed, and asked myself why I have invested 20 years of work, when it gets such a poor credit from another Wikipedia user? As being maybe the only website in this topic, which always cites sources for each records etc, I would have thought that the other sources mentioned on that article, would be ranked pretty much lower in reliability, than a life work done by a professional with +40 years experience of elephants, having a network of some 500 people who report about individuals directly to me, and being cited by, and used in publications worldwide as well as by the EEP and SSP studbooks.

Theres nothing similar existing in this world, and therefore even difficult to compare with similar websites, because there are only a few, and most of them actually started by using my material: was based on the excel file I had on before I created the real MySQL database, was also based on my records, and as confirmation for this, every single record about an elephant has a link to was not totally build from using the material from but quite a lot, and I have cooperation with the admins on this project, reg cross linking. None of these three websites has as many elephants as I have recorded, since my records date back to the 37 elephants used by Hannibal, and I have records from about 85% of the dead historical circus elephants between 1800-1950, in a unique collection, never ever presented on one place in this quantity.

I have updated the content of my website since 2006, and programmed php script totally by myself. I have even contacted th EEP and SSP studbooks coordinators in Eurpe and US and they have later corrected the studbooks according to my references.

I ask you kindly to evaluate the website once more, and hopefully reconsider your comment at Thechikottukavu_Ramachandran and other places where you may have left similar remarks. And if you after a reevaluation agree that this website is by far more reliable than most similar available on the Internet, I ask you even to consider support the creation of an article about the website, so it can be officially used on more places on Wikipedia, where it has been without doubt, used as source for articles, but for some reason were never mentioned as such.

With best regards, webmaster of, the oldest information website on the Internet, started 1995.

Dan Koehl (talk) 08:29, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

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