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direct democracy ireland[edit]

NAC: Content dispute. Read the dispute resolution policy. Robert McClenon (talk) 21:19, 28 December 2015 (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 have tried to reason with editors but to no avail i have used citable material which i was told i could use and when i use it the page is reverted i have left queations on the users pages and they have not replied,if you are willing to accept my sources as citable sources i will engage in a calm and collective mannerRailsparks (talk) 18:28, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
You have already discussed this on the article's talk page, which is the best place to iron out disagreements. I know absolutely nothing about the organisation, but the first reference I looked at says: "Back at home, the people around Gilroy and DDI founders, Raymond Whitehead and Clare Leonard, have discovered that their populist views include an empathy with UKIP leader Nick Farage, the anti-abortion Christian Solidarity Movement and the extreme right-wing Freeman movement."
If you disagree, please find a reference that claims something different. Dbfirs 21:15, 28 December 2015 (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.

Semi-protected edit request on 2 January 2016[edit]

I made a page named Alaska Renee and it met the requirements. I forgot to add one more thing on it. Can I have what I wrote emailed to me and have the page put back up. thank you. AlaskaRenee (talk) 01:33, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: This is a talk page for discussing the Wikipedia help desk itself. Your article at Alaska Renee was deleted because it did not credibly indicate why its subject was significant. If you wish to have the content you wrote undeleted and sent to you, a Wikipedia administrator might action your request faster if you make it at the page Wikipedia:Requests for undeletion instead.
In the meantime, I invite you to to give our page at Wikipedia:Your first article a read, as it does a good job of explaining our expectations regarding new articles. If you yourself are Alaska Renee, please be aware that writing an autobiography is strongly discouraged by the Wikipedia community, because it presents a conflict of interest that may make it difficult to maintain our three core content policies of verifiability, neutrality, and no original research. If you have any questions regarding these, feel free to ask them either at the help desk or the Teahouse. Best of luck, Mz7 (talk) 01:13, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

Notice to participants at this page about adminship[edit]

Many participants here are core editors, understand the problems faced at Wikipedia, know policy well, and much more. Well, these are just some of the considerations at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship.

So, please consider taking a look at and watchlisting this page:

You could be very helpful in evaluating potential candidates, and maybe even finding out if you would be a suitable RfA candidate.

Many thanks and best wishes,

Anna Frodesiak (talk) 00:15, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

I thought this was about to be canvassing for a moment there. Don't scare me like that. --allthefoxes (Talk) 01:03, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Archiving delay[edit]

The Mediawiki/Wikipedia login/authentication framework is changing, and scsbot is currently unable to log in. Until I can get this worked out, the Help Desk and Reference Desks won't be archived, and we're going to have to add the date headers by hand. I expect this will be resolved in a day or two; I hope we won't have to resort to manual archiving (which is a plain nuisance). —Steve Summit (talk) 13:03, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

I can help with the archiving while the bot is down. Just let me know when it is back up. Thanks. --Majora (talk) 19:49, 22 January 2016 (UTC)
The bot is barely working for the moment, though more than by luck than by design. Tonight's run has caught up and finished (on the Reference Desks, though Majora beat it to the punch here), and likely tomorrow's, too. If I can beat the cut-off and finish making the required changes before WMF finishes deploying the changes that demand them, we'll be fine, otherwise I may be back here asking for help/forgiveness again soon. —Steve Summit (talk) 02:09, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
Help will always be available. Forgiveness is not necessary as you have done nothing that needs it. Just let me know when the bot is fully operational again. In the meantime, I can continue to manually archive. No problem. --Majora (talk) 06:51, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
I second that. There's no need for forgiveness, as you have done nothing wrong. Your efforts are voluntary and, as best I can tell, it broke through no fault of your own. It is just one of those things. If you need any help with code, I'm sure there are people willing and able to assist. I have some familiarity with pywikibot core, for example. Murph9000 (talk) 08:04, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

David Cobb, Green Party[edit]

Question moved to "Wikipedia:Help desk#David Cobb, Green Party". Murph9000 (talk) 08:09, 25 January 2016 (UTC)