User talk:Willscrlt

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English English: Hello and welcome to my talk page on the English Wikipedia. I also have talk pages on the Meta Wikipedia (for templates and interwiki) and Wikimedia Commons (for images and internationalization) that I check less often. You should e-mail me if your issue is time sensitive or private. I also occasionally read my talk pages on the English Wikibooks, Spanish Wikipedia, German Wikipedia, French Wikipedia, and other projects. You may leave me a message at any of the sites if there is no hurry.

Let me know if you want me to reply on another talk page (like your own). It is easier for me to keep track of conversations if they are located all in one place, so I will reply on this page by default. Sometimes my schedule is a little crazy, and it might take a few days before I can respond. Other times, I just need a while to contemplate before responding. If I do not have anything useful to add to what you said, I might not respond at all. If you expect a response, feel free to drop me a nudge after a day or two asking for one.

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WikiProject Food and drink Newsletter: October 2016[edit]

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WikiProject Food and Drink Newsletter: November 2016[edit]

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New deal for page patrollers[edit]

Hi Willscrlt,

In order to better control the quality of new pages, keep out the spam, and welcome the genuine newbies, the current system we introduced in 2011 is being updated and improved. The documentation and tutorials have also been revised and given a facelift. Most importantly a new user group New Page Reviewer has been created.

Under the new rule, you may find that you are temporarily unable to mark new pages as reviewed. However, this is nothing to worry about - most current experienced patrollers are being accorded the the new right without the need to apply, and if you have significant previous experience of patrolling new pages, we strongly encourage you to apply for the new right as soon as possible - we need all the help we can get, and we are now providing a dynamic, supportive environment for your work.

Find out more about this exiting new user right now at New Page Reviewers and be sure to read the new tutorial before applying. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:29, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Willscrlt. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

User page blanked[edit]

Hi Willscrlt

I have blanked your userpage (User:Willscrlt) to prevent population of the non-existent Category:User:Willscrlt, which was deleted at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/User/Archive/July 2008#Category:User:Willscrlt.

Pages categorised in non-existent categories clutter up Special:WantedCategories, where editors are busy trying to clear a huge backlog. Per WP:REDNOT, a red-linked category is an error which should be fixed, and since this category has already been deleted by consensus, it would be wrong to re-create the category. So the only solution is is to remove it from the pgae.

I would have much preferred to just remove the category, but it is generated by some aspect of a massively complex set of templates, and I did not want to tangle with them. In other circumstances I would have left a message here asking you to please fix the problem, but since you have not edited for 6 months, I didn't think that this would catch your attention any time soon.

I have no desire to interfere with your userpage in any other way, so please feel free to restore it if you can prevent it from populating this non-existent category.

Thanks! --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 11:36, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi again Willscrlt
I see that you have restored the userpage to try to figure out why the categ has reappeared. Have you considered simplifying the extraordinarily complex nest of user templates which makes this so hard to track down? --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 21:24, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi again Willscrlt

Six days after you restored the user page, the re-linked category is still there. So I have just blanked it again[1].

Please don't restore it again unless you remove this deleted category.

Thanks. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 13:06, 30 March 2017 (UTC)