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QweqweweEdit

Seems like I remember that you're an administrator. User Qweqwewe has been causing a number of problems on the Taiwan related site. His talk page has complaints from a few users and seems unresponsive to them. Any suggestions? Readin (talk) 21:26, 25 May 2008 (UTC)


Possibly unfree Image:Mizan Zainal Abidin.pngEdit

An image that you uploaded or altered, Image:Mizan Zainal Abidin.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images because its copyright status is disputed. If the image's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the image description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Infrogmation (talk) 11:24, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Romanian ?!Edit

Hello Nat !

Why Romanian ?! I just can't see why would someone want to learn Romanian ... PS: I'm Romanian ...

Toate cele bune,

Chris

Fête nationale du Québec articleEdit

Hi Nat; oh those tour guides. I've put in a request to change Fête nationale du Québec to Saint Jean Baptiste Day. You may wish to join or observe (whatever it is that admins do) the discussion at the Talk Page; Mathieugp (talk+ · tag · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log · CA · checkuser (log)) has tried to move the page unilaterally so I though it best to formalize the process. --soulscanner (talk) 07:01, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

A little update about this dispute. I've asked some dissenting editors to acknowledge the Wikipedia naming conventions that emphasize that article titles should be the ones that are most recognizable to English-speakers[1]. If they do not, I think we should ask for a Request for comment as the next step in solving this dispute, as such a refusal could constitute bad faith. It will require at least two editors to start the process. Thank you. --soulscanner (talk) 19:46, 5 July 2008 (UTC)
Please register your support here. I know the actual poll was hard to find in all the scribbling. --soulscanner (talk) 05:23, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome, but...Edit

I've been here for quite awhile. Thanks for the welcome, which I appreciate, but I am in a few WikiProjects, most notably the Legend of Zelda one.PokeHomsar (talk) 19:33, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

LiberalEdit

The term liberal to me is not offensive, as conservative isn't offensive to me. I call that an accurate label, not an offensive one, when it describes someone with left-leaning ideology.PokeHomsar (talk) 19:58, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

What exactly d you want me to change/remove?Edit

I've been approached on this before. The other admins said my page was fine when Blaxthos brought it up, so I really don't know what you want me to change.PokeHomsar (talk) 03:36, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

OK.Edit

OK. I don't have to change your user page as some admins said it was OK a few days ago. Even Blaxthos, who is like scrutinizing my every post to find a violation of Wiki rules, said it was "OK." Thanks for your concern, but I'll see how the story develops.PokeHomsar (talk) 05:57, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Hi Nat... just for clarity, no one has ever said his userpage was "okay". What I did say is that the userpage is less of a concern than is his battlefield mentality and POV-warriorism. Another admin at ANI suggested we allow his userpage to remain so that unfamiliar editors may easily identify the POV-influenced nature of his posts instead of bending backwards too far to assume good faith. Seemed reasonable to me... /Blaxthos ( t / c ) 11:54, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:2008 main page redesign proposal/AndonicO.Edit

I hope you don't mind that I liberally copied from your coding (and yours still looks better... ha)? · AndonicO Engage. 02:50, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:2008 main page redesign proposal/Nat/Gamma/WikimediaEdit

Please delete this page because it is a subpage for a proposal. You can move it to the user name space. Electrical Experiment (talk) 16:02, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

Off-topic thread at Talk:QuebecEdit

I believe you would indeed be doing everyone a favor by removing the entire thread about the Intolerable Acts; there is far too much ad hominem and soapboxing in the thread and far too little substance. I involved myself by trying to tell one of the editors to refrain from personal attacks, but he seems to think he is justified to violate NPA. I think the intervention of an uninvolved admin would be required.--Ramdrake (talk) 18:13, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

RfB Thank You spamEdit

  Thank you for participating in my RfB! I am very grateful for the confidence of the community shown at my RfB, which passed by a count of 154/7/2 (95.65%). I have read every word of the RfB and taken it all to heart. I truly appreciate everyone's input: supports, opposes, neutrals, and comments. Of course, I plan to conduct my cratship in service of the community. If you have any advice, questions, concerns, or need help, please let me know. Again, Thanks! RlevseTalk 08:48, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

BeijingEdit

Hi Nat, I'm in the process of trying to improve the article of Beijing right now. Seen the article's quality is pretty subpar. I re-organized the opening section with contents and references from the "Peking (Beijing)" article from the Encyclopædia Britannica (15th edition)'s Macropædia, however, User:Nikkul, keeps removing the contents in which I guess he saw it as "unencyclopedic" without given really good explanations (removed unencyclopedic info in intro). Could you gave your input and come to the article for assistence.--TheLeopard (talk) 18:31, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Please help me mark references. Thank you.Edit

Dear Nat:

I am the author of this article: Union of Chinese Nationalists. See the article on Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_of_Chinese_Nationalists

This political organization in mainland China currently has registered members of 3,913 (Aug. 9th, 2008) and continues to expand rapidly. By the end of this year, the organization is supposed to have exceeded 5,000 registered members. Most members prefer to have their aliases registered for their own safety reasons; however, it appears to be a factual effective online organization well known by China's Ministry of National Security (China's leading intelligence headquarter). I can honestly tell you that even Chinese President Hu Jintao has ever heard about the organization.

The following references are available for this article but I have great difficulties to add references to the article since I am not very familiar with Wikipedia editor policy. Please help me mark references. Thank you.

Sincerely;

Yu, Hung-Hsuan from Taipei, Taiwan on Aug. 9th, 2008

(v rearagned the above so its now a list insted of loads of things across the page :) also some sites are listed as bad with WOT - Sophie (Talk) 20:12, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Republic of ChinaEdit

If you looked more closely you'll see that I was reverting their vandalism. Besides they had stop vandalising the article and my reverting of their vandalism had stopped long before you protected the article. Signsolid (talk) 22:53, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Image:Chinaimg.pngEdit

Hi, your image, commons:Image:Chinaimg.png is up for deletion. Figured you should know. -mattbuck (Talk) 21:24, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

WP:CANADA bannerEdit

Hi Nat,

I've been giving the WP:CANADA (& Portal:Canada) pages a bit of a sprucing up. As part of that I've created a new ad for Wikipedia ads. I was wondering if you could upload it as a new version of the one currently being used? Much simpler than going through a whole rigmarole of deletes and renames and moves.

 

Is the new banner. There was nothing wrong with your version, I was just aiming for something that fit with the new bits and pieces I've come up with that people seem to like. Let me know if you'd rather not. Cheers! roux ] [x] 13:18, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Straw pollEdit

The Main Page Redesign proposal is currently conducting a straw poll in selecting five proposals before an RFC in which it will be against the current main page. You're input would be appreciated. ChyranandChloe (talk) 04:10, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:40th Canadian federal election/tableEdit

Template:40th Canadian federal election/table has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. Thank you.

Template:40th Canadian federal election/table/test as well. Found these abandoned versions and figured that we probably don't need them anymore. Cheers! Kelvinc (talk) 05:20, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Image:Natuserpage.png listed for deletionEdit

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Sockpuppet user?Edit

You username appears to be very similar to user Nat Kurse. Are you a sockpuppet? Prowikipedians (talk) 07:31, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

RfD nomination of Hillsong (disambiguation)Edit

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File:Blankvert.png listed for deletionEdit

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CALL TO REFORM: 2) Please do not add Simplified and Hanyu Pinyin to the infobox (OUTDATED)Edit

Salut!, Ça va?

My french aint really good... lol.

K, Id like to ammend that article of the guidelines because Hanyu Pinyin is NOW (since 01-01-2009) the official romanization system in the ROC (Taiwan)... The sources are available in both the Hanyu Pinyin article and the Tongyong Pinyin one.. Tongyong is now no longer official... Plus, you could also use google news...

Would u consider:

NEW 2) Please do not add Simplified and Tongyong Pinyin to the infobox

I guess that if I unilaterally change the Jhongua Minguo to Zhonghua Minguo, u would accuse me of vandalism, or any other contributor would revert...

County governments are being compelled to switch to Hanyu too... Just read the sources...

Au revoire... (Is that correct?)Gumuhua (talk) 23:47, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Just an update: another contributor, Pyl, changed the Tongyong to Hanyu in the infobox, I think furhter debate is not needed, cause the sources agree with such a move... Do u agree?

We should change the ROC-related articles guidelines about Tongyong-Hanyu... U ask for debate before making any unilateral movement, so Im waiting for ur POV on the matter... Cya!! Gumuhua (talk) 02:18, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

objection over the mapEdit

Can you explain to me why you have covered Indian territory under china in the map?

Chiang Kai-shek articleEdit

This article Chiang Kai-shek is under Vandalism by IP 122.121.xx.xxx , please to protect the article, thanks.

problems about the captial of Republic of ChinaEdit

Firstly,my English is poor.As a consequence,I can't translate something professional written in Chinese to English.Secondly,how can I use an E-mail from the government regarded as the attitude of the government as the reference.Huang Sir (talk) 13:02, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Canadian Code of Arms ShieldEdit

Hi Nat,

You have requested that the Canadian Coat of Arms Shield image be removed.

There have been no changes to the SHIELD since 1921 and therefore this shield is current and accurate.

There have been changes to the Canadian Coat of Arms other then the shield:

1957 : Canada's arms were slightly modified to produce a cleaner more contemporary design, the Government replaced the original Tudor crown of the 1921 design by a crown that would represent not just one of the royal families of English monarchs, but centuries of kings and queens of England.

July 12, 1994 : augmented with a ribbon with the motto of the Order of Canada: "Desiderantes Meliorem Patriam". (They desire a better country).

Please refer to http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/ceem-cced/symbl/arm2-eng.cfm#a1

I noticed a slight difference with the 1957 shield to the current one, however, I decided to redraw the shield to address the concerns at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Canadian Coat of Arms Shield.svg. Now, I want to hear your thoughts. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 18:19, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Audio CDEdit

  • 06:22, 29 January 2008 Nat protected Audio CD ‎ (anon. issues/vandalism [edit=autoconfirmed:move=autoconfirmed])


Since it's been over 18 mohths I've started a review to see if this semiprotection is still considered necessary. See talk:Audio CD. --TS 10:29, 10 September 2009 (UTC)


Orphaned non-free image (File:UTM.jpg)Edit

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Orphaned non-free image File:UofT logo.pngEdit

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Pamela Taylor article marked for delationEdit

Hi Nat, you want to vote to keep this article around until at least after the by-election in Toronto Centre: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Pamela Taylor.--Abebenjoe (talk) 19:01, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Wikimania 2011Edit

I'm not sure if you are on the mailing list for Wikimedia Canada, so that's why I left you this message. You're previously involved in bid process for hosting Wikimania in Toronto. Right now we're forming a bid team for Wikimania in 2011. Would you be interested? OhanaUnitedTalk page 16:59, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

File:3rei Sud Est.jpgEdit

Hello. I was looking through images moved to Wikimedia Commons and I came across File:3rei Sud Est.jpg which you uploaded. I see it's tagged with a Creative Commons license, but - and perhaps I'm being dim here, or it's because I can't read Romanian - I don't see any license mentioned at the blog it came from. Can you help? Angus McLellan (Talk) 12:14, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

File:3rei Sud Est.jpgEdit

Hi Nat, I see that this image has been uploaded as CC-by-SA, but where does the site you downloaded it from say this is the case? - Tbsdy (formerly Ta bu shi da yu) talk 00:59, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

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Wikimania 2009Edit

Since you added this information into the Wikimania 2009 bid page, can you contact me offline so that I can get the details of the previous deal?? I am working with KDMI and I need the info for the 2011 bid... Thanks!! Raysonho (talk) 05:55, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

Images uploaded 5/5/2010Edit

Hello, thank you for uploading your photos to Wikimedia Commons. However, I noticed that you made this revert on Commons without a stated reason. Just wanted to let you know how categories are supposed to work and the problem with overcategorization. In short, you should only put an image in the most specific categories and not in the higher levels. You can read more about overcategorization at COM:OVERCAT. I have undone the changes and recategorized other images you uploaded for the same reason, so no further action is necessary. Thank you. Jphillips23 (talk) 00:21, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

misspelt word, no big thingEdit

Your leasure is leisure, more correctly. Just at your own pace. I like it. 75.208.190.231 (talk) 00:19, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Files listed for deletionEdit

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Thank you. 117Avenue (talk) 23:38, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Infobox ontario electionEdit

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Yok Mu-mingEdit

Hi there...When I went to read about the above, the website told me that the article had been deleted and that you were the editor who deleted it. I do not know if the old article was any good; perhaps its low quality was such that it did not merit inclusion. If I prepare a new article on Yok Mu-ming, leader of the ROC "New Party" and post it here, would you do me the favour of creating the article (I cannot create articles as I am not a registered user here and my preference is not to register). Would you do that for me? I will ensure whatever I propose to post is well referenced etc and try to make it a fairly decent article. If you agree in principle, just let me konw and I will try to create it at the weekend. Thanks. 84.203.69.75 (talk) 20:45, 13 June 2011 (UTC)


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have you noticed that..Edit

When im editing a new section it double appears the same thing... hmmm oh by the way your signature is that numa numa song?

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MSU InterviewEdit

Dear Nat,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk)

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Hey there, it says that you have uploaded the logo for Tyndale University College & Seminary, we have rebranded the school this summer and would like you to change the logo if possible, or take the old one down at least

Let me know what we can do to work this out

Sincerely Drew Carlson Tyndale University College & Seminary Videographer Marketing & Communications dcarlson@tyndale.ca 647-629-1053

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Speedy deletion nomination of Template:Wildrose Alliance Party/meta/colorEdit

 

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If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it must be substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{substituted}}</noinclude>).

If you think that the page was nominated in error, contest the nomination by visiting the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but do not hesitate to add information that is consistent with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, you can contact one of these administrators to request that the administrator userfy the page or email a copy to you. —Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 22:39, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Template:Liberal Party of Alberta/meta/shortnameEdit

 

A tag has been placed on Template:Liberal Party of Alberta/meta/shortname requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it must be substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{substituted}}</noinclude>).

If you think that the page was nominated in error, contest the nomination by visiting the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but do not hesitate to add information that is consistent with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, you can contact one of these administrators to request that the administrator userfy the page or email a copy to you. —Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 23:28, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Template:PC Alberta/meta/shortnameEdit

 

A tag has been placed on Template:PC Alberta/meta/shortname requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it must be substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{substituted}}</noinclude>).

If you think that the page was nominated in error, contest the nomination by visiting the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but do not hesitate to add information that is consistent with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, you can contact one of these administrators to request that the administrator userfy the page or email a copy to you. —Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 00:37, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Template:PC Alberta/meta/colorEdit

 

A tag has been placed on Template:PC Alberta/meta/color requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it must be substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{substituted}}</noinclude>).

If you think that the page was nominated in error, contest the nomination by visiting the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but do not hesitate to add information that is consistent with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, you can contact one of these administrators to request that the administrator userfy the page or email a copy to you. —Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 06:43, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Template:Liberal Party of Alberta/meta/colorEdit

 

A tag has been placed on Template:Liberal Party of Alberta/meta/color requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it must be substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{substituted}}</noinclude>).

If you think that the page was nominated in error, contest the nomination by visiting the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but do not hesitate to add information that is consistent with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, you can contact one of these administrators to request that the administrator userfy the page or email a copy to you. —Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 06:43, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

April - National Contribution MonthEdit

Good day Nat,

During the month of April, Wikimedia Canada is preparing the National Contribution Month, and we are looking for experienced contributors to organize a contribution day (or half-day) in their region.

Contribution days are activities where Wikipedia's contributors, students, or anybody interested in contributing to Wikipedia meets together to collectively improve a predetermined theme. This meetings generally take place in library where references are easy of access, but can be organized in any communal room. Beside improving articles, a goal of this participatory workshops is to initiate neophyte in the cooperative contribution of Wikipedia.

If you are interested in organizing or participating in a contribution day in your region, communicate witht he national team on the project's talk page. The exact agenda of each local event is left to the discretion of the organizer. Help is available for the organization from contributors who already organized these type of days, so don't be worried. If you have any questions or want more information, don't hesitate to contact us.

Benoit Rochon (talk) 00:53, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Odan.jpgEdit

 

Thanks for uploading File:Odan.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. m.o.p 02:13, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

October 2013Edit

  Hello, I'm BracketBot. I have automatically detected that your edit to List of Star Trek races may have broken the syntax by modifying 2 "[]"s. If you have, don't worry: just edit the page again to fix it. If I misunderstood what happened, or if you have any questions, you can leave a message on my operator's talk page.

List of unpaired brackets remaining on the page:
  • [[File:Odan.jpg|thumb|Odan, a male Trill, as seen on [[Star Trek: The Next Generation]]

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File:SaskLiberal.png listed for deletionEdit

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:SaskLiberal.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 13:37, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

You're invited: Art & Feminism Edit-a-thonEdit

Art & Feminism Edit-a-Thon - You are invited!
Hi Nat! The first ever Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 across the United States and Canada - including Toronto! Wikipedians of all experience levels are welcome to join!

Any editors interested in the intersection of feminism and art are welcome. Experienced editors will be on hand to help new editors.
Bring a friend and a laptop! Come one, come all! Learn more here!

SarahStierch (talk) 08:25, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Odan.jpgEdit

 

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 16:28, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Infobox vice-regalEdit

 Template:Infobox vice-regal has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:42, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Ontario Libertarian Party small logo.pngEdit

 

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 13:35, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

University of Toronto campus mergerEdit

Please see the talk on the University of Toronto page about merging all three campuses.Davidhar (talk) 21:27, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Crowned Portcullis.pngEdit

 

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 21:29, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open!Edit

Hi,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:11, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

File:UofT tree with colours.jpg listed for discussionEdit

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:UofT tree with colours.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for discussion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. Cloudbound (talk) 16:29, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protectionEdit

 Hello, Nat. This message is intended to notify administrators of important changes to the protection policy.

Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

  • Extended confirmed protection may only be used in cases where semi-protection has proven ineffective. It should not be used as a first resort.
  • A bot will post a notification at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard of each use. MusikBot currently does this by updating a report, which is transcluded onto the noticeboard.
Please review the protection policy carefully before using this new level of protection on pages. Thank you.
This message was sent to the administrators' mass message list. To opt-out of future messages, please remove yourself from the list. 17:48, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for adminsEdit

Hello,

Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:33, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page PatrollersEdit

Hi Nat.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!Edit

 Hello, Nat. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter - February 2017Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2017). This first issue is being sent out to all administrators, if you wish to keep receiving it please subscribe. Your feedback is welcomed.

  Administrator changes

  NinjaRobotPirateSchwede66K6kaEaldgythFerretCyberpower678Mz7PrimefacDodger67
  BriangottsJeremyABU Rob13

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
  • Following the latest RfC concluding that Pending Changes 2 should not be used on the English Wikipedia, an RfC closed with consensus to remove the options for using it from the page protection interface, a change which has now been made. (T156448)
  • The Foundation has announced a new community health initiative to combat harassment. This should bring numerous improvements to tools for admins and CheckUsers in 2017.

  Arbitration

  Obituaries

  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

13:37, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

SMILE!! :-)Edit

Nomination for deletion of Template:PRC provinces small imagemap/45emEdit

 Template:PRC provinces small imagemap/45em has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Frietjes (talk) 13:48, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2017 election voter messageEdit

 Hello, Nat. Voting in the 2017 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 10 December. All users who registered an account before Saturday, 28 October 2017, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Wednesday, 1 November 2017 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2017 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2018 election voter messageEdit

 Hello, Nat. Voting in the 2018 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 3 December. All users who registered an account before Sunday, 28 October 2018, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Thursday, 1 November 2018 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2018 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:39th Canadian Parliament standingsEdit

 Template:39th Canadian Parliament standings has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Steel1943 (talk) 23:04, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:OntlaseatingEdit

 Template:Ontlaseating has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Steel1943 (talk) 23:08, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

New mailing list for Wikimedia CanadaEdit

Good day, this message is to inform you that Wikimedia Canada has created a new mailing list operated by Mailman. This mailing list is for all discussions related to the Wikimedia movement in Canada, in both English and French. Announcements from Wikimedia Canada will always be bilingual, but you are welcomed to discuss in any language of your choice. The old google group will be abandoned. To join this mailing list, please go to [2]. To send messages to the list, write to general(at)discussions.wikimedia.ca. Also, please forward this message to anybody who may be interested. Thank you and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. JP Béland (WMCA) (talk) 13:32, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

ArbCom 2019 special circularEdit

 
Administrators must secure their accounts

The Arbitration Committee may require a new RfA if your account is compromised.

View additional information

This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:48, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)Edit

ArbCom would like to apologise and correct our previous mass message in light of the response from the community.

Since November 2018, six administrator accounts have been compromised and temporarily desysopped. In an effort to help improve account security, our intention was to remind administrators of existing policies on account security — that they are required to "have strong passwords and follow appropriate personal security practices." We have updated our procedures to ensure that we enforce these policies more strictly in the future. The policies themselves have not changed. In particular, two-factor authentication remains an optional means of adding extra security to your account. The choice not to enable 2FA will not be considered when deciding to restore sysop privileges to administrator accounts that were compromised.

We are sorry for the wording of our previous message, which did not accurately convey this, and deeply regret the tone in which it was delivered.

For the Arbitration Committee, -Cameron11598 21:04, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


Administrators' newsletter – November 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (October 2019).

  Guideline and policy news

  • A related RfC is seeking the community's sentiment for a binding desysop procedure.

  Arbitration


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