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Dear colleagues, User:Henrik seems to have left his long-time parttime Wikipedia for a prolonged period. That also stopped the production of Wikipedia statistics, e.g. this one from 23rd of May 2015. The service was used by many users who now wonder, if anybody is going to pick up the torch and lighten the way to meta-statistics. Henriks talk page is now slowly filling with x versions of the same request: Would you please restart the stats?

Since I assume him gone for good: Will anybody please restart the stats? Kind regards. Yotwen (talk) 16:06, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

A statement at VPT (permalink) includes "I work on the WMF's analytics team and this is our top priority now", so the issue appears to be in hand, although it comes with a disclaimer about "hardware resources". Johnuniq (talk) 02:00, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
Whoever did it, the stats are online again. Thank you for bearing with me. I would close the thread myself, if I knew how. Yotwen (talk) 12:25, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Who reversed my updates? They all are based on the existing IMF and UN sources...[edit]

I updated the numbers regarding GDP based on the links it already was using... There are wrong numbers in the article... I updated them based on the old references (that updated their numbers)....

Look at here:

The GDP is far exceeded $1.336 trillions while the article says $1.26 trilions!!

Some other resources of IMF and UN already updated their numbers.... I tried to fix the values with referring them to the existing links but somebody reversed all of my updates!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Danielaram (talkcontribs) 10:54, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

@Danielaram: This issue should best be taken up on the talk-page of the article in question, which appears to be Economy of Iran. The page history will give you some clues in the edit summaries as to what happened. - 220 of Borg 09:49, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Help Needed with main article updates[edit]

Thanks for submiting the new updates of page regarding the GDP numbers based on latest IMF and UN statistics...

There are the same outdated economic data in main article of In order to update economic numbers (GDP, GDP PPP, Per Capital, etc) in Iran's main article, one must have a certain level of membership... I can not update those numbers... can anyone who has an access to fix and update its GDP, GDP ppp, Per capitals numbers based on newly updated

I would really appreciate it if anyone can update few numbers in IRAN main page...Thanks in advance — Preceding unsigned comment added by Danielaram (talkcontribs) 20:51, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Here are sources you can use, , , . Danger^Mouse (talk) 08:40, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Instructions to admins[edit]

Could someone please direct me to the page/s which advises admins on the procedure of how to close AN/I topic bans and what the closure summary statement should contain. I remember reading some specific instructions once, but I can't find them anywhere now. Thanks in advance.DrChrissy (talk) 17:15, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Generally, IIRC, you summarize the results of the discussion using a template like {{archive top}}, you notify all involved parties, and you log any topic bans or other restrictions enacted from the ban at Wikipedia:Editing restrictions, linking to the diff of your closing summary. I don't know that there are formal procedures beyond that. That's what I've always done. --Jayron32 17:24, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for this. I thought I had read somewhere that the reason for the ban should be included in the closing summary, and that the banned user should be advised in the summary of where they can appeal. - by the way, good cool-headed comments on the Reference Desk/Science must have counted to 10 several times!DrChrissy (talk) 18:08, 22 June 2015 (UTC)


I'm not quite sure if this is the right place to bring this up, but there's a user on here called User:Kaynbred who it seems is Adam Lanza (see the page on the sandy hook elementary shooting). Proof: [1]. You guys should delete the user from wikipedia as the guy committed suicide and is therefore obviously not going to be able to control his page anymore.--InterPersonalAutomaton (talk) 03:06, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Assuming that it was Lanza (which has never been conclusively proven, as far as I'm aware), what exactly would 'deleting the user' achieve? AndyTheGrump (talk) 03:20, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Do you have to sound quite so grumpy? It was a request which would achieve things any kid could think of. It would achieve not making wikipedia a memorial site for people who idolize serial killers. It would achieve not having some sicko turn an entirely unprotected page into a memorial. Need I go on? --InterPersonalAutomaton (talk) 03:24, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
I can see little evidence that anything of the kind has happened so far. AndyTheGrump (talk) 03:31, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
It's about prevention. Also I believe other accounts where people killed themselves have been deleted. I think theres a wikipedi policy somewhere regarding it. But I don't remember exactly what it says. Don't you think at the end of the day that it's better to delete the account, rather than have other family members move onto the same ip range as the wikipedia page he had and possibly get threatened by others because of having the same ip? That's a real danger where wikipedia is concerned. We should respect his unfortunate remaining family members in that little town.--InterPersonalAutomaton (talk) 03:36, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
How can anyone possibly ascertain the IP that this contributor used? AndyTheGrump (talk) 03:51, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Don't admins and sysops have the power to see the ip addresses of people who hve signed up on wikipedia?--InterPersonalAutomaton (talk) 03:57, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Only the small number of editors with access to the CheckUser tool can see editors' IP addresses, and they're only permitted to access this data in certain circumstances. Regular editors and admins cannot ever see this information. Nick-D (talk) 04:11, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Ah, fine. Fair enough. I admit I may have overreacted to that page because I know people who live in Newtown personally. Feel free to lock this discussion.--InterPersonalAutomaton (talk) 04:25, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

giving notice (moved from ANI)[edit]

I wonder if the notice/notification that wikitext like [[User:Tarc]] produces should be considered adequate; why not edit our rules to allow that, rather than requiring {{subst:AN-notice}} on the user's talk page (which I will do momentarily)? The notice there could serve as a notice to the community, except policy says it can be removed by the user at any time, IIRC. Thoughts? --Elvey(tc) 18:25, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Users may have notifications for mentions turned off, and triggering them can be tricky (I've seen plenty of experienced editors forget to sign.) The only sure way to notify a user is to leave a message on their talk page. — Strongjam (talk) 18:39, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, I would oppose that. The only notification you can't turn off is the web-based alert that you have a new talk page message. Any other ways to try to get someone's attention may or may not work depending on their settings (which the alerting user can't see or verify). —Darkwind (talk) 22:21, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
  • This has already been discussed elsewhere when it first came online. The answer was a strong "no". The goal is making sure they know they were taken to ANI, not to make it easier for the filer. Dennis Brown - 22:52, 29 June 2015 (UTC)