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Grants:Project/National Film Registry[edit]

I have applied for a grant from WMF to subsidize a personal project to request digitization and upload films in the Library of Congress collection to Commons. I would appreciate your feedback and support.--- Coffeeandcrumbs 02:13, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

Behaviour of an anonymous user[edit]

If there are questions about the behavior of an editor, ask on the editor's talk page. If there is really a need for a report, have a look at the instructions at WP:ANI or WP:AIV, depending on the situation. Do not use a village pump for speculation. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 23:36, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

I'm not shure where to report this, but this page seems to be ok. For about a month IP user 31.205.59.15 is adding a word then deleting the word, then adding the same word again, and then deleting it, ... (in another article it can be a group of words). All articles are from members of the Thai Royal Family. --FredTC (talk) 06:03, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

  • This is common practice for some Wikipedia editors. In order to gain editor prestige or different ranks, such as to gain the ability to edit extended protected articles, some Wikipedia users add and remove words to get more edits in. This can be referred to as "edit xp grinding", as I can confirm because I know some users who have reached Veteran status just by removing and re-adding words for multiple months in a row. Kugihot ❯❯❯ Vanguard 16:16, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Category of saint name pages[edit]

(Repost). Quite a few dab pages of saint names are in Category:Disambiguation pages with surname-holder lists, for example, Saint Louis and St. Jacques. While there are people whose surname is Louis, I don't think this applies to Saint Louis. I am pretty sure "Louis" was a given name; if anything, his family name was Capet. Is this something that ought to be fixed? If so, is Category:Disambiguation pages with given-name-holder lists the appropriate cat?  --Lambiam 23:43, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

I think you're missing the point here. It is not that some people have the surname "Louis" or "Jacques", but they have the surname "St. Louis" or "St. Jacques". Phil Bridger (talk) 08:15, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
You're right; I simply had not noticed that. Thanks.  --Lambiam 12:42, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements project[edit]

07:18, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Pokémon rom hack except it’s made by Wikipedia[edit]

We could have new Pokémon based on templates and an evil team of vandals who are out to harm the integrity of the site. I call it Pokémon: Wiki! Cause if 4chan gets one, why can’t we? Derpdart56 (talk) 23:42, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

@Derpdart56: Because this is an encyclopedia, and not a social site or a place for games. There is plenty of vandalism to fight, if you are really interested in that: WP:VANDALISM has tips on how to get started on that. RudolfRed (talk) 21:12, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
@Derpdart56: This isn't a place for original research. Wikipedia isn't a fan site. However, you may make your own wiki unrelated to Wikimedia if you please. From AnUnnamedUser (open talk page) 01:14, 20 October 2019 (UTC)