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from 2022, I have resumed using user:Lowercase sigmabot III (née User:MiszaBot)

City of Milton KeynesEdit

As I have mentioned here [1] it looks like MK Council has finally renamed itself to MK City Council. Any thoughts on how to proceed? Anonymous MK2006 (talk) 14:54, 1 September 2022 (UTC)

HMP WoodhillEdit

You are quite right about that; I have been doing so many that I didn't look properly. Sorry and regards. The joy of all things (talk) 18:57, 11 September 2022 (UTC)

Thanks for the tipsEdit

Hi John Maynard Friedman,

I would like to thank you for giving me tips. This will help me become a better Wikipedia editor.

Many thanks, Roads4117 (talk) 16:28, 26 September 2022 (UTC)

Swastika imagesEdit

I went back over the article just now and removed a few more select images. I think it looks good now, and I tested it on my computer as well as my mobile device. As with anything, it may not be perfect ever really, but it is "good enough" for now I would say. TY. Moops T 01:51, 28 September 2022 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 September 2022Edit

"When writing an edit summary, is there a way to stop the enter key generating a "Publish"?"Edit

I swear there is since for me it requires me to press Shift + Enter in order to publish an edit. I'm looking through all of my preferences and userscripts to see if there is something that makes it "Shift + Enter" instead of just "Enter". ― Blaze WolfTalkBlaze Wolf#6545 13:29, 3 October 2022 (UTC)

I can assure you from bitter experience that touching the enter key [when you meant to do a backspace] will certainly do a publish (and indeed one contributor to the Teahouse discussion affirmed that this is exactly how it is supposed to work – and does so all over the web).
I prefer to explicitly "publish and bedamn'd". 𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 14:26, 3 October 2022 (UTC)
Well what confuses me is that it's Shift + Enter for me and I don't know what setting I have that makes it like that. ― Blaze WolfTalkBlaze Wolf#6545 14:31, 3 October 2022 (UTC)

EPSON UK metropolitan areasEdit

Surely you can't include the link to the London metropolitan area either then if you want to remove the Birmingham metropolitan area link by those definitions? I think there is value in having the Birmingham metro area link on the list, despite EPSON having specific definitions, as it offers the reader opportunity to further look into it. It is still the Birmingham metropolitan area Wikipedia page at the end of the day, a valid reason for there to be a link to it on the table Barlow95 (talk) 18:34, 4 October 2022 (UTC)

@Barlow95:, that is a valid argument, but I reach a different conclusion. So I have moved this discussion over to ESPON metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom#ESPON UK metropolitan areas to seek other opinions and hopefully consensus. --𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 20:14, 4 October 2022 (UTC)


Tbilisi has never administered Abkhassia or South Ossetia, which have not been under the control of Tbilisi since the 13th century. I did not even say a single thing about law, only reality. (talk) 11:11, 6 October 2022 (UTC)

ISO 4217 - halfway doneEdit

I have been preparing ISO 4217 changes to the infobox. But they are halfway done, so I did not post on the talkpage yet. I may be offline for some days, it will have to wait. However, you can take a look if you like. Changes under way:

  1. I found the ISO 4217 Standard publication! See ISO 4217 (Q37431) (4 URLs) (or at my desktop). So at last we have the definitions. If you like, you can form those 4 files into a {{Cite web}} source/ref (one or four?), at least to be used in main ISO 4217. Or I'll do so next week.
  2. There will be a simple check on "ISO-code exists?" + new ISO maintenance categorisation.
  3. In the Infobox, we can automate ISOcode-to-number because that's defined. Formatting: add number to code data row. See tests.
  4. Also, the "exponent" is defined and can be automated. I've simplified that into a decimal number: "exponent 3" shows as: "Minor unit 0.001".
  5. I have used some flags in code, using underscore (_3_ etc). You can try {{Infobox currency/sandbox}} in an article, without saving (ie Preview only).
  6. Qestions already open: Exponent 2 means 0.01 ok. But what does "exponent=0" mean? Is the minor unit "1"??? Also, why does the USD (yes that one) not have an exponent? No cent calcualtions allowed?

Enjoy. DePiep (talk) 14:06, 13 October 2022 (UTC)

@DePiep:, have a good break.
  1. Ok, I'll at least have a go.
  2. Yes, I noticed.
  3. I assume you mean "derive number from code" since the codes are widely known, the numbers barely at all.
  4. That makes sense. (Minor unit name is given separately, I believe?)
  5. Unless and until you document the flags, I'll leave that firmly alone.
  6. Mathematically yes but it is not a true exponent, so no. If exponent=0 is given, flag a warning and treat as "not given" (aka, line skipped).
I don't understand your question about the USD? I can see
| iso_code = USD
| iso_number = 840
| iso_exponent = 2
so it does have an exponent (2). But it appears to be incorrect, though? Surely it should be 3? If ISO says that 2 is correct, then the "Mil" should be tagged as "obsolete" (which it is anyway).
"See" you next week. --𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 14:29, 13 October 2022 (UTC)
USD has no exponent in the ISO defintion table List One! (see URL). SIX are a bit sloppy. eg, abbr for ECU is written "(E.C.U)", missing a dot. Later on I will raise make a sourced statement on this. And travel to Switserland to visit their office. Fix The Dot!
Next project: in {{Infobox currency/overview}}, connect QID-ISOcode-enwikiArticle (triangular Identifiers). Its, well, complicated. DePiep (talk) 14:38, 13 October 2022 (UTC)
@DePiep:, ok, that makes more sense. My bet is that the Americans couldn't decide because de jure it is probably still 3 but de facto it is 2. So ISO said "let us know when you have decided, we'll just leave it blank for now". --𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 19:12, 13 October 2022 (UTC)

Two dots (diacritic)Edit

Regarding this, I have to say you have more patience than me. Frankly I couldn’t see what the problem was, and thought that repeatedly asking the same question when the answer was there on the page was a bit pointy. I haven’t met DP before, so I can only gauge his/her comments by what is there. But if I have failed to assume good faith I apologize (and have told DP so, here). Regards, Moonraker12 (talk) 20:53, 30 October 2022 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 October 2022Edit

Wikipedia:No personal attacksEdit

Wikipedia:No personal attacks has been violated by your edit (talk) 22:17, 31 October 2022 (UTC)

That laughable allegation doesn't merit a response, as anyone who wasted their time to look at it can see. --𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 08:12, 3 November 2022 (UTC)

Euro integrationEdit

Hi there! Unfortunately, the disruptions at European integration continue- now by an IP, who seems to be pushing a non-constructive agenda. Any thoughts of what to do? Archives908 (talk) 16:16, 4 November 2022 (UTC)

@Archives908: if they persist and don't engage productively at the talk page, you can do a wp:request for page protection against IP editing. --𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 16:20, 4 November 2022 (UTC)
Thanks! The IP user has been blocked for a week. Let's see what happens. I appreciate your assistance in trying to establish some normalcy/stability in that article. :) Cheers, Archives908 (talk) 16:39, 4 November 2022 (UTC)
@Archives908: We shall see but as they have been hopping between IP addresses, which is why I suggested RfPP. Also, they know far too much about WP to be someone random: I suspect that it is a banned editor. --𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 21:27, 4 November 2022 (UTC)
I couldn't agree more. I'll be keeping an eye on it. Regards, Archives908 (talk) 22:13, 4 November 2022 (UTC)

Checking inEdit

Did the request here get handled? WhatamIdoing (talk) 17:02, 7 November 2022 (UTC)

@WhatamIdoing:, no, I don't think so. I thought that you had already declined to accept that element when you wrote this diff? --𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 17:15, 7 November 2022 (UTC)
I wasn't sure which sources she was talking about. WhatamIdoing (talk) 22:43, 8 November 2022 (UTC)
@WhatamIdoing:, at least you understood the question, which is more than I did. You could try leaving a message at her TP, though it may take a long time for her to answer. --𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 00:17, 9 November 2022 (UTC)
She asked "Can someone take these from my word document and insert them into wiki?" I don't have the MS Word doc. WhatamIdoing (talk) 22:42, 9 November 2022 (UTC)
I transferred it all to her sandbox. --𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 22:45, 9 November 2022 (UTC)
In that case, we've already got the most important parts.
Thanks for your help with this. WhatamIdoing (talk) 22:12, 13 November 2022 (UTC)

@WhatamIdoing: Just to make sure we are talking about the same thing, the "prospective studies" material is at in the section "Public health tool". The strike-out is mine. --𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 10:52, 14 November 2022 (UTC)

East West RailEdit

No, I haven't misunderstood anything. What you and your clique discuss in private cannot be considered a consensus. --Kitchen Knife (talk) 00:13, 20 November 2022 (UTC)

Discussing at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject UK Railways#East West Rail now the East West Main Line is not "in private". It's right here on this wiki, which is as public as it gets. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 00:57, 20 November 2022 (UTC)
It is private if it isn't announced on the talk page, which it wasn't. Not everyone wants to be in a clique.--Kitchen Knife (talk) 01:30, 20 November 2022 (UTC)
The edit history is even more public: ‎Mattdaviesfsic moved page East West Main Line to East West Rail over redirect: Undiscussed move - per comments made at WP:UKRAIL. --𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 08:48, 20 November 2022 (UTC)

  There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is User:Kitchen Knife. Thank you. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 23:38, 20 November 2022 (UTC)

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I think you may have mistaken me for the other user with a similar name on keyboard layoutEdit

You undid their edit and commented on my talk page. Algertc (talk) 10:14, 30 November 2022 (UTC)

@Algertc:, yes, my mistake misreading across the line to an adjacent row. I have reverted my change to your talk page with apologies. --𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 10:25, 30 November 2022 (UTC)