User talk:Xania

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From time to time older comments on this page will be deleted. I don't archive anything but as this is a Wiki everything can be found by checking the history

Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Thanks for defusing the situation! Wehwalt (talk) 22:18, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

Manchester Metrolink[edit]

Xania; please note the following discussion from the Metrolink talk page. If you have suggestions as to how best to deal with the obsolete map, they will be most welcome. My own view is that it is now redundant, but I will not proceed to removing it without consensus agreement. TomHennell (talk) 15:28, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

User:Xania has added a sentence into the text noting the non-appearance of the airport line on a 'nearby' map. In my view, if such a note is needed, then it should be applied to the map itself (although even better to update the map). May I suggest removing the sentence? TomHennell (talk) 11:08, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

The map in question is this one - it doesn't yet have the airport line. Instead of inserting awkward editorial commentary into the article, it might be more productive for someone to drop a friendly note to the creator of this map, User:Jza84, and ask him/her to update it. I'm sure they'll be happy to help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cnbrb (talkcontribs) 12:37, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
I tried removing it, but I was reverted again, and Xania (talk · contribs) sent me this message. --Redrose64 (talk) 14:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
I propose removing it, and informing Xania that notes as to updating the maps are best discussed here; not intruded in the main text. TomHennell (talk) 15:17, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
Done. I now suggeest removing the accompanying map altogether, at least until (like the big map) it can be updated? TomHennell (talk) 15:22, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
Excuse me @TomHennell? Stop being so patronising. My addition was necessary and not merely a comment or note. Until the map is updated what I wrote is perfectly fine (don't remove the map). I hope I was only treated in such a patronising way because I am an old-time editor. I really, really hope you would never treat a newbie in such a way. The response to my simple, minor edits is a perfect example as to why most new editors never return and why fewer people contribute to the project these days. The level of debate over a simple edit is quite pathetic.--XANIA - ЗAНИAWikipedia talk | Wikibooks talk 18:53, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Re: Making a clickable imagemap[edit]

Imagemaps are one of the oldest and most promising advanced display systems available on Wikipedia, and are not in of themselves a complicated tool; however most users are either unaware of their existence or of the existence of tools meant to assist with making them.

There are a few ways to approach making interactive images on Wikimedia software:

  • Create an image or graphic incorporating labels embedded within the graphic itself, which are then brought out via an ImageMap. This is what I did in {{Volcanic Eruption Map}}, and if you have some experience with making vector graphics it's the most widely applicable option. However, I confess that I'm surprised that you find this particular example so appealing! The image itself is suboptimal, and was eventually removed from the page it was intended for: a little bit of interactivity doesn't save the fact that it's a crowded, uninformative graphic. If you want to make good imagemaps you need two things: some vector editing skills, or someone with them at the image workshops, or a compelling image you've found "in the wild"; and this script.
  • However, generally speaking it's better to instead create or instantiate an image and then lay blue-links over it, as, for instance, here or here. This is prettier, jives with Wikimedia formatting better, more clearly informs your audience of the interactivity of the graphic, does not cover up the link to the image underneath, and doesn't force you to qualify your image as a "clickable imagemap" in the caption. This requires the use of {{Location map}} or {{Image label}}. However there are no tools that I am aware of to assist with actually positioning the text: I've always had to do it manually, through trial and error.

I hope you find this helpful; I've had the intention to create some sort of a tutorial describing the process for a long, long time, but those interests died away with my general level of involvement in the project (almost nill, nowadays) a while ago. ResMar 22:10, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks for your reply (and the message over at Wikibooks). I saw your message but I have a tendency to forget to reply if I don't reply immediately. What youve said will prove very useful and I'll give it a go when I have some free time. Thanks for your help.--XANIA - ЗAНИAWikipedia talk | Wikibooks talk 16:52, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

IP Block Exemption Request[edit]

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This user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who accepted the request.

Xania (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribsdeleted contribsabuse filter logcreation logchange block settingsunblock)

Request reason:

Caught by a web host block but this host or IP is not a web host. Place any further information here. I am a long term Wikimedia editor (10 years) and an admin and check user at Wikibooks. I regularly edit from behind a VPN due to occasional blocking and tracking by the government (I currently live in PR China)--14:57, 11 November 2015 (UTC)XANIA - ЗAНИAWikipedia talk | Wikibooks talk

Accept reason:

IPBE granted, see below. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 07:13, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Unblocking administrator: Please check for active autoblocks on this user after accepting the unblock request.

@Elockid: if you're around. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 04:45, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

IP block exempt[edit]

I have granted your account an exemption from IP blocking. This will allow you to edit through full blocks affecting your IP address when you are logged in.

Please read the page Wikipedia:IP block exemption carefully, especially the section on IP block exemption conditions.

Note in particular that you are not permitted to use this userright to edit Wikipedia via anonymous proxies, or disruptively. If you do, or there is a concern of abuse, then the right may be removed by any administrator.

Appropriate usage and compliance with the policy may be checked (through the use of CheckUser) periodically, due to the nature of block exemption, and block exemption will be removed when no longer needed (for example, when the block it is related to expires).

I hope this will enhance your editing, and allow you to edit successfully and without disruption. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 07:13, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. I have read the page about the conditions.--XANIA - ЗAНИAWikipedia talk | Wikibooks talk 07:52, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability 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, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:41, 23 November 2015 (UTC)