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I'm back at a very low level. Will wiki-link old discussion archives later.

NowCommons: File:Frederick Ashworth.jpg[edit]

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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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  1. Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa - Find sources: "Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · HighBeam · JSTOR · free images · free news sources · The Wikipedia Library · NYT · WP reference
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Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 11:56, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Tim Buckley (artist)[edit]

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Idea[edit]

Create a mini-project to bring the articles of Neda, Mohamed Bouazizi, Khaled Said, and Hamza Ali Al-Khateeb up to GA/FA status. Possibly expand to include others whose deaths became symbols of war and peace (i.e. Pat Tillman). Would you like to work on something like this? Ocaasi t | c 21:18, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in over one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions will be removed pending your return if you do not return to activity within the next month. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated should this occur, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e., as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised and that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions). This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. MadmanBot (talk) 01:05, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

  • Seems like a reasonable idea. Wikibofh(talk) 04:21, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Wikibofh,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar — Preceding unsigned comment added by 35.9.115.210 (talk) 21:50, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Notification of imminent suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in over one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions have been removed pending your return. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e. as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised and that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions). This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. WJBscribe (talk) 16:06, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Notice of change[edit]

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  • Acknowledged. Perhaps the deletionist epoch has changed. One edit made. Guess I'll watch. Wikibofh(talk) 00:18, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of John Bingham (runner)[edit]

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Doesn't seem to met WP:Notability (people)

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Irony[edit]

I noticed that you commented on an old AFD for 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286208998628034825342117068, which was a redirect to Pi. You asked:

Speedy delete: How many digits of an infintely non-repeating number do we want? Where are the articles on 3,3.1,3.14,3.1415...

Clearly we need to revisit this topic. Titanium Dragon (talk) 07:43, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shovelnose_guitarfish.JPG[edit]

I am writing on behalf of Cortina Productions, a media company that specializes in making films and interactives for museums and presidential libraries. We are currently working on an exhibition for an aquarium and are interested in licensing:

Atlantic Guitarfish

Unfortunately, we are unable to work with the image(s) under the specific creative commons license it falls under as we are unable to "share-alike." Still, we would like to use the image(s) so I wanted to contact you for permission to use it in our exhibit with the following terms:

Media: Museum - Educational Territory: One Location Duration: 10 Years

Here is a link to the content I am referring to: Atlantic Guitarfish: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shovelnose_guitarfish.JPG You can contact me at dianalizardi@cortinaproductions.com. I am looking forward to hearing from you to discuss the licensing further.

Best, Diana

  • I'd be amenable to that. I'm not around here very much, so feel free to email me directly at the address in my profile and we can make sure the license is reasonable. Wikibofh(talk) 23:18, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

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Fra Bartolomeo[edit]

It was a long time ago, but please see Talk:Fra Bartolomeo#Encyclopedia of Artists -- PBS (talk) 15:41, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Nomination of Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa for deletion[edit]

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