I've undone this edit to madam bot's exclude list. Sites now need to be licensed under CC-BY-SA (and optionally GFDL as well) and GFDL by itself is no longer enough. See Wikipedia:Licensing update#Content restrictions - I'm sure this has been documented somewhere better but as per usual tying to find it is difficult (Wikipedia's help/information system is atrocious and must be a nightmare for new users but that's a discussion for another day). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dpmuk (talkcontribs) 21:37, 15 May 2013‎ (UTC)

Support request with team editing experiment projectEdit

Dear tech ambassadors, instead of spamming the Village Pump of each Wikipedia about my tiny project proposal for researching team editing (see here:, I have decided to leave to your own discretion if the matter is relevant enough to inform a wider audience already. I would appreciate if you could appraise if the Wikipedia community you are more familiar with could have interest in testing group editing "on their own grounds" and with their own guidance. In a nutshell: it consists in editing pages as a group instead of as an individual. This social experiment might involve redefining some aspects of the workflow we are all used to, with the hope of creating a more friendly and collaborative environment since editing under a group umbrella creates less social exposure than traditional "individual editing". I send you this message also as a proof that the Inspire Campaign is already gearing up. As said I would appreciate of *you* just a comment on the talk page/endorsement of my project noting your general perception about the idea. Nothing else. Your contribution helps to shape the future! (which I hope it will be very bright, with colors, and Wikipedia everywhere) Regards from User:Micru on meta. —Preceding undated comment added 09:32, 30 April 2015‎ (UTC)

Merry Christmas and happy new yearEdit

Merry Christmas and happy new year. (:



Happy HolidaysEdit


The 12 Days of Wikipedia
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5. Check Users Checking
4 Over Sighters Hiding
3 GAs
2. Did You Knows
and an ARB in a pear tree.

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TFA botEdit

Is the TFA bot bot down? Operation Cobra wasn't protected and recieved a ton of vandalism, it looks like Osbert Lancaster is going that way too. Aza24 (talk) 06:49, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

@Aza24: To quote from the bot's user page, it ... applies move protection to upcoming WP:TFAs. The vandalism you refer to is ordinary editing which cannot be prevented by a move prot; moreover, TFAs are not normally edit-protected. It's extremely rare that a TFA does not experience some kind of vandalism for a couple of days - merely being linked from the main page makes it a vandalism magnet. See WP:PROT#Guidance for administrators and WP:TFAP. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 07:59, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
@Redrose64: You'll have to excuse my ignorance – my assumption that the protection was edit based was such that I didn't even look at the actual description. Thanks for the clarification. Aza24 (talk) 08:04, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
If you're interested, the protection logs are available for Operation Cobra and Osbert Lancaster. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 08:15, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

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User:Legobot edit maintenance revert errorEdit

Hi User:Legoktm, I believe your user bot wrongly reverted my WP:GAN for the Alpine Learning Group. Can you please fix it? Thanks. ATC . Talk 21:07, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) Please provide a diff of the edit concerned. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 23:30, 1 August 2020 (UTC)
The bot acted correctly; it has total control over that page, and rewrites it every 20 minutes according to what has been properly nominated for GAN. ATC failed to follow the procedure for nominating (described at WP:GANI), which involves the article's talk page; editors should not be directly editing WP:GAN. Legobot was working as designed. (ATC subsequently did the correct procedure, and the nomination now appears at WP:GAN.) BlueMoonset (talk) 15:29, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

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