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Santiago BernabéuEdit

I don't see a consensus to move here. Since the comments by me and JHunterJ, there have been no further !votes or responses by the supporters. Why not run the proposed experiment to collect some hard data on primary usage? -- King of ♠ 04:20, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi King of Hearts, and thank you for coming to my talk page! In that RM, I saw 3 support rationales (including the nom's) based on the COMMONNAME policy and only one oppose rationale (yours). Your argument was sound but not policy-based. So the hatnote I just placed near the top of the Santiago Bernabéu article should suffice. It seemed to me like a clear consensus to rename. Just to be careful, I ran the page views analysis to find that the stadium:person ratio was presently between 3:1 and 4:1. So it seems pretty clear that the consensus in the discussion was correct to want the pages renamed. Would you have preferred the stadium article to ultimately be renamed to "Santiago Bernabéu" instead? (I thought the name of that stadium included the proper noun "Stadium" as in "Estadio Santiago Bernabéu". Isn't that correct?) Paine Ellsworthed. put'r there  08:13, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) I concur with King of ♥. The argument that the person is primary over the much more well-known stadium was not well presented, and there's no consensus for that outcome. Reverting the move and running the "experiment" suggested by JHunterJ seems like the best way forward. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 08:37, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
Hi Amakuru, and here I thought the page views and the local consensus covered it. There is no primary topic per the page views, and the base name belongs to the person as their COMMONNAME. I see no harm in creating the redirects and running the experiment. If the stadium turns out to be the PTOPIC, then we can revisit the RM. No need to revert the page moves at this time, in my humble opinion. Paine Ellsworthed. put'r there  08:49, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── This discussion has been transferred to Talk:Santiago Bernabéu#Post move for further discussion. Please continue there. Paine Ellsworthed. put'r there  09:04, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Angel episode redirects to listsEdit


A tag has been placed on Category:Angel episode redirects to lists requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section C1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the category has been empty for seven days or more and is not a disambiguation category, a category redirect, a featured topics category, under discussion at Categories for discussion, or a project category that by its nature may become empty on occasion.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Liz Read! Talk! 18:08, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi, Liz, good to hear from you again.! Yes, those redirects are now sent to populate Category:Angel (TV series) episode redirects to lists, so no contest. Best to you! Paine Ellsworthed. put'r there  19:51, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Template:R from noun listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Template:R from noun. Since you had some involvement with the Template:R from noun redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. Geolodus (talk) 08:29, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Thank you very much, Geolodus, for this notification, and for the category one below, as well! Paine Ellsworthed. put'r there  13:48, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Category:Redirects from nouns listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Category:Redirects from nouns. Since you had some involvement with the Category:Redirects from nouns redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. Geolodus (talk) 08:29, 20 July 2019 (UTC)


Hey Paine! Hope all is well. Any who, if you have some time, you may want to check out the section which WP:LISTRCAT redirects to, the aforementioned shortcut being a redirect I just created. The section seems a bit vague, but I believe that me undoing myself here is in compliance with that section, but I'm not sure. (In the example I provided, I removed the redirect from Category:2000 American television episodes since per WP:LISTRCAT, it seems that for redirects, any category that is neither a "redirect category" nor an in-universe category [in regards to fictional works] should not be used on redirects.) I figure you may be able to make more sense out of that than I can at the present moment. Cheers! Steel1943 (talk) 05:34, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Hey Steel1943! Been thinking about this, and thank you for bringing it to my attention. I see down the page that, when appropriate, it's okay to use article categories on redirects, so this needs more thought as to what the section at WP:LISTRCAT is trying to accomplish. Let me massage it a bit more. Paine Ellsworthed. put'r there  02:42, 25 July 2019 (UTC)
To Steel1943: it takes a bit of re-reading, and I'm not real certain how to make WP:LISTRCAT clearer. Sounds like you did the right thing, though. And have you seen the deletion discussion at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2019 June 18#Category:Middle-earth horses? That cat is one of the examples used at WP:LISTRCAT. Paine Ellsworthed. put'r there  16:44, 29 July 2019 (UTC)
That's kind of what I was thinking too. What an odd passage ... with an indeterminate ability to be improved ... Steel1943 (talk) 04:09, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

Hurricane ErickEdit

Hey there! Can you please move Hurricane Erick back to Hurricane Erick (2013) since this year's Erick has also intensified into a hurricane which makes the former no longer a primary topic. Thanks. CycloneYoris talk! 03:12, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

Hey there, CycloneYoris! Looks as though that page has been moved by another editor. Best to you! Paine Ellsworthed. put'r there  17:10, 30 July 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, I just noticed. But thanks anyway. CycloneYoris talk! 22:10, 30 July 2019 (UTC)
Pleasure! Paine  

The Signpost: 31 July 2019Edit


When you turned Viacom from a redirect into a DAB page, you may have overlooked WP:FIXDABLINKS.

The change broke 2,086 links, which will have to be fixed manually. That is 19.8% of all the bad links to DAB pages as of 7 August 2019. Narky Blert (talk) 09:31, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

To Narky Blert: actually, when I began dablinking that page with AWB a few hours ago, there were more than 5,000 links that needed disambiguation, so I'm on it boss! Please don't respond for awhile, because AWB makes me stop, log out, log into WP to read my talk page msgs and won't let me make edits until I do. Paine Ellsworthed. put'r there  09:36, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
To Narky Blert: just completed the AWB and manual dabs of all articles, categories and file pages. Best to you! Paine Ellsworthed. put'r there  18:17, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
Applause! 5000 is twice the size of the biggest problem I've seen.
A trick I've used, is to work between User:DPL bot runs, or to disable the {{dab}} tag until what-links-in is clean or nearly so in order to stop DPL bot from noticing. Yrs, Narky Blert (talk) 18:30, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
The largest I've done was around 14,000 minus the many User, etc. links. Thanks for giving me the clap!>) Paine Ellsworthed. put'r there  18:39, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
Wow, great work, thanks! 👏👏👏
JFG talk 20:10, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
Pleasure! Paine  
Let us also take a moment to honour the high deeds of bd2412 who single-handedly corrected about 65,000 redirects during the New York Wars. — JFG talk 00:16, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
Note that when you have a really large number of links to fix and don't want to be bothered with messages that interrupt AWB, you can move your talk page to a temporary title (e.g. User talk:Paine Ellsworth/Talk); editors looking to leave you a message will be redirected there, and probably won't even notice that it isn't your regular talk page title, and messages left will not disrupt your work flow. I would only caution that you have to be doubly careful that you don't make some mistake with AWB that has people trying to send you messages to stop what you're doing! bd2412 T 01:03, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
Excellent! Paine Ellsworthed. put'r there  03:33, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
In British English, no-one would thank you for giving them the clap... Narky Blert (talk) 06:33, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
lol! hence the old-fashioned, Usenetish smiley-wink in my response above after the word "clap" → !>) Paine Ellsworthed. put'r there  06:48, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:R category with possibilitiesEdit

 Template:R category with possibilities has been nominated for merging with Template:R with possibilities. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. –MJLTalk 22:35, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

Thank you very much, MJL, for this notification! Paine Ellsworthed. put'r there  00:32, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
Of course! Though, it was sort of just WP:Twinkle being twinkle.  MJLTalk 00:40, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

On the Talk:First Encirclement Campaign RMEdit

It will be a lot easier for me to repair what was there than to start over with the silly form again. Is it OK if I revert your close and do that? Dicklyon (talk) 03:07, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

Oh, I see that's pretty much what you suggested. Thanks. Dicklyon (talk) 03:08, 20 August 2019 (UTC)
To Dicklyon: yes, it won't take much to make it right. It looks like one word was added to the redirects' target titles several years ago. Wasn't sure if you would want to add that word to your request's target titles, too. So I had to leave it up to you. Sorry to make a bit more work for you, but more than a dozen of your requests landed in the "Malformed requests" section of WP:RM because the current titles were redirects. Paine Ellsworthed. put'r there  03:17, 20 August 2019 (UTC)
Actually quite a pain trying to change each item in two places after the substing. I hope the bot handles it right. Dicklyon (talk) 03:29, 20 August 2019 (UTC)
Me too. So far so good. Paine Ellsworthed. put'r there  03:34, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

Rcats for multiple errorsEdit

Hi Paine, I wanted to get your thoughts on how to apply Rcats to a redirect with multiple errors—say, spelling and capitalization errors on the same redirect. I've usually just slapped {{R unprintworthy}} on them and called it a day, though recently, I've tried documenting them all. You can see the latter approach at Bark The Polarbear. On one hand, it feels more useful than just saying "unprintworthy", but on the other, it feels wrong to put incorrect forms in the "correct" parameter (and if I put the correct form in that parameter, I'd be making multiple changes).

Hope that made sense. What do you think? --BDD (talk) 19:39, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

To BDD: Always have used the correct form in all cases, so as not to confuse other editors who come across the redirect. See your example for my rendition. And thank you for asking! Paine Ellsworthed. put'r there  09:28, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

Great closeEdit

This one. Had my eye on it for some time - beat me to the punch! Steven Crossin Help resolve disputes! 00:09, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Thank you very much, Steven Crossin! P. I. Ellsworthed. put'r there  00:29, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Talk:General American English#Requested move 2 August 2019Edit

I'm sorry, but may I ask how you came to the conclusion that six participants in support (counting the proposer) and six opposing constituted a consensus to move? I'm aware polling is not a substitute for discussion, but then if you examine the statements, one in favor of the proposal (by Red Slash) argued that "General American English" is more WP:CONCISE than "General American", showing, taken at face value, inadequate understanding of the WP:CRITERIA; even the proposer had to ask for clarification, to which Red Slash has not responded.

The companies with "General American" in their names, which you mentioned in the closing statement, were first mentioned after a majority of the participants had already stated their positions, and I see no discussion of them after that 13 August comment. So can you point to where "the term's ambiguity has been established"? Nardog (talk) 01:09, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

I would also like to add that there was equal or slightly greater tolerance toward "General American accent" than to "General American English" among those who participated. Even you said ["General American"] appears to be the undisputed common name for the subjects of accents and pronunciations of general American English, acknowledging that "General American" unambiguously refers to certain aspects of what can be called "general American English", even though the article is exclusively about those certain aspects. So moving it to "General American English" seems increasing ambiguity, not reducing it, which the proposal was all about. Nardog (talk) 01:16, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I do note that in Paine's closing remarks, they did note that they're open to an alternate title "while consensus has rejected the former title (and no request to bring it back should be made lightly), there is no consensus for the title actually chosen. And if anyone objects to the closer's choice, they may make another move request immediately, hopefully leading the article to its final resting place.". I come across this sometimes in requested moves - I find a consensus to move the title away from the current title, but consensus isn't particularly clear on where to move it, so the closer picks from options presented, with no prejudice for going with one of the alternates. No comment on this RM in particular, except that I read through the discussion myself but Paine beat me to the close. Steven Crossin Help resolve disputes! 01:24, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
Fair enough, but I fail to see that "consensus has rejected the former title". Nardog (talk) 01:32, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
Agree. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 01:33, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
I noted that too ("no consensus for the title actually chosen" ... "may make another move request immediately"). Ideally, the closer should have summarised the cases for each of the contenders for the alternative title, and made a minimal statement for why one was chosen over others. I also think that immediate renominations are a bad idea. I don't think closers should be authorising immediate renominations when the notion of a follow-up RM was not in the discussion. Immediate renomiations are at the expense of the quality of the nomination statement. A considered new nomination needs a bit of breathing time for participants to digest what just happened. That said, I think "accent" is a subset of "English" and ""General American English" was what I supported, and was the only formal proposal. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 01:33, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
The subject of the article is the accent, exclusive of syntax, morphology, spelling, etc., which is why (in my view) "General American English" is more ambiguous than "General American", the established term for the accent. Nardog (talk) 01:41, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
My suggestion for how to best approach these sort of things is to NOT go for an immediate (<24 hours) renomination, but to give it about a week minimum, think over "General American English" versus "General American accent", also "General American English accent", and then make a carefully crafted new nomination. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 01:48, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for tps'ing! P. I. Ellsworthed. put'r there 04:06, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
I hear you, Nardog, and there is no need to apologize, instead thank you for coming to my talk page. In defense of my closing comment, the first time I read the discussion I saw no general agreement across the board. Then I decided to read it again, because something didn't seem quite right. While there was an obvious lack of agreement about what new name to use, my second reading found that 1) supporters' rationales were significantly stronger generally than opposers', and 2) responses of supporters to opposers (generally) were very effective rebuttals in my humble opinion. So as I began to see a definite need to do something with the page title, the result was my closing statement.
Red Slash is not the first to conflate CONCISE and PRECISE, I've been known to confuse those myself sometimes. The companies' names caught my eye early on, which is why I mentioned them. Just like the Mississippi River is often just called "the Mississippi", any one of those companies could be called just "General American", which sealed the title's ambiguity for me. Please keep in mind that I consider the additional "English" in the title to be nothing more than a natural disambiguator, and I disagree with Sangdeboeuf's edits to the lead. Like, say, Mercury (planet), the lead sentence does not begin "Mercury (planet) is the smallest and...". There was no need to alter the lead sentence of the GA article, or I would have done so. "English" only qualifies the GA title and is an unnecessary adjunct to the very beginning of the lead sentence.
Pardon the interruption, but it was not a conflation; I actually meant what I said (though I'm known to make mistakes!). The two-word title does not convey enough information to describe the topic and therefore fails not WP:PRECISE but WP:CONCISE (read the first sentence). Red Slash 18:53, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
The "General American accent" suggestion, while a contender for the title, was rejected for the reasons you set forth in the discussion. "I find 'General American accent' redundant, defying the 'conciseness' criterion." So if a choice had to be made, "English" was better than "accent" as a qualifier. P. I. Ellsworthed. put'r there 02:49, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
I respectfully disagree with you on the lead sentence. Per MoS, the page title should be the subject of the first sentence if possible, and if it can be accommodated in a natural way. The reason Mercury (planet) isn't in the lead sentence of that article is because it isn't a natural use of English. As you stated in your closing comment (thank you for that), General American English is in common usage according to reliable sources, so including it in the lead adds information that will be useful for readers. —Sangdeboeuf (talk) 03:17, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
I see the sense in what you say and did, just don't see the actual need to include "English" in the first words of the lead sentence, since it was included later in the sentence in the American English link. Not a big deal, though. P. I. Ellsworthed. put'r there 03:53, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
I meant sorry in this sense because I was in disbelief. You found arguments on one side stronger, fine, but when the !votes are split precisely in half, that seems like good reason to !vote yourself or relist, not to close in favor of that side.
The Mississippi River is not an appropriate comparison because there is no other thing known simply as "General American" that has an article on this site. The companies are only partial matches, so there is no need for a natural disambiguator in the first place.
I said "General American accent" would at least make more sense than the proposed name (emphasis added). I find "General American English" more ambiguous than "General American" or "General American accent", defying Precision, and it also defies Conciseness when the article only discusses the accent.
Anyway, I take your response as an indication of no intention to revise the outcome, so I'm filing for a move review: Wikipedia:Move review/Log/2019 August#General American English. Nardog (talk) 04:45, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
Actually, the company names are not ptm's any more than "Mississippi River" is a ptm on the Mississippi (disambiguation) page. They can all be referred to as just "General American" in the same manner as the river can be referred to as just "the Mississippi". And nobody has asked me to revise the outcome, but I guess it's too late now. P. I. Ellsworthed. put'r there 04:57, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
So you think a hatnote should be added? Nardog (talk) 05:08, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
I'd have to look at it more closely; however, my shoot-from-the-hip thought is to create a dab page at the "General American" title. P. I. Ellsworthed. put'r there 05:15, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
@Nardog: if the article truly only discusses the accent, then it doesn't actually reflect the sources and should be amended. I note that three sources cited just in the lead section discuss General American (English) as a dialect, whether genuine or specious (Kövecses 2000, Labov et al. 2006, Van Riper 1973/2014). More are given on the talk page. —Sangdeboeuf (talk) 09:54, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
To Nardog: my conclusion, as I said, was based upon the strength of the supporters' args and rebuttals being greater enough than opposers' to be deemed a consensus to move away from the previous title; however, that greater strength was not enough to form a consensus for the nom's suggested title, that is, the arguments of opposers were strong enough to preclude a clear consensus for the suggested title. That choice of title was mine alone, which is why I had to invoke the stipulation that a new RM could be started at any time as long as the new suggested title is different from the previous title. P. I. Ellsworthed. put'r there 19:33, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

Spectacular closeEdit

Fantastic, bang-up job, and I say that regardless of which side I'd supported. It is a closer's job to assess the arguments. (As an aside, yes, I meant WP:CONCISE, because article titles are supposed to be concise, not just "short". I'll quote: "The goal of conciseness is to balance brevity with sufficient information to identify the topic to a person familiar with the subject area." I could've elaborated more in my comment in the discussion, I guess, but I thought that linking a policy meant it was pretty obvious that I was referring to the policy.) Red Slash 18:51, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Thank you very much, Red Slash! Hope you'll forgive me for doubting you. Sometimes there's a tradeoff between concision and precision, and sometimes... well, sometimes they are one and the same thing, aren't they. P. I. Ellsworthed. put'r there 19:19, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 August 2019Edit

Template:Saved bookEdit

Hi, can I ask if you were aware of this discussion/decision to suppress the template while we were discussing the update to it? — Cheers, Steelpillow (Talk) 20:07, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

No, Steelpillow, I was not aware of that decision. What can I do to help? P. I. Ellsworthed. put'r there 23:26, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
The closure decision has now been reverted by the closer (at my request). You might like to add your contribution to the restored discussion. — Cheers, Steelpillow (Talk) 05:49, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for that link! I'll look things over and see what I can do. P. I. Ellsworthed. put'r there 14:20, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

New Page Review newsletter September-October 2019Edit

Hello Paine Ellsworth,


Instead of reaching a magic 300 as it once did last year, the backlog approaching 6,000 is still far too high. An effort is also needed to ensure that older unsuitable older pages at the back of the queue do not get automatically indexed for Google.


A proposal is taking place here to confirm a nominated user as Coordinator of NPR.

This month's refresher course

Why I Hate Speedy Deleters, a 2008 essay by long since retired Ballonman, is still as valid today. Those of us who patrol large numbers of new pages can be forgiven for making the occasional mistake while others can learn from their 'beginner' errors. Worth reading.

Deletion tags

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The Signpost: 30 September 2019Edit

See this discussionEdit

Per your question in the now-closed RM: Wikipedia_talk:Disambiguation#How_much_more_likely_is_"much_more_likely_than_any_other_single_topic"?. --В²C 18:59, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

To В²C: thank you for this pointer! Interesting conversation with several esteemed people attending. I haven't participated because, in a discussion like that, we are all just a "lone voice in the wilderness" (plus I've been very busy offline :>). Truth is, I've always liked the idea of a people being the PTOPIC over their language – in any case – so I wouldn't dream of contesting that RM's outcome any further. There will always be these inconsistencies on Wikipedia. Even though our reliance on local consensuses leads to inconsistencies, there is no way we will ever come to a community consensus on any issue that resembles the question "How high is 'up'?" P. I. Ellsworthed. put'r there 00:36, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

Editing News #2 – Mobile editing and talk pages – October 2019Edit

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Inside this newsletter, the Editing team talks about their work on the mobile visual editor, on the new talk pages project, and at Wikimania 2019.


What talk page interactions do you remember? Is it a story about how someone helped you to learn something new? Is it a story about how someone helped you get involved in a group? Something else? Whatever your story is, we want to hear it!

Please tell us a story about how you used a talk page. Please share a link to a memorable discussion, or describe it on the talk page for this project. The team would value your examples. These examples will help everyone develop a shared understanding of what this project should support and encourage.

Talk PagesEdit

The Talk Pages Consultation was a global consultation to define better tools for wiki communication. From February through June 2019, more than 500 volunteers on 20 wikis, across 15 languages and multiple projects, came together with members of the Foundation to create a product direction for a set of discussion tools. The Phase 2 Report of the Talk Page Consultation was published in August. It summarizes the product direction the team has started to work on, which you can read more about here: Talk Page Project project page.

The team needs and wants your help at this early stage. They are starting to develop the first idea. Please add your name to the "Getting involved" section of the project page, if you would like to hear about opportunities to participate.

Mobile visual editorEdit

The Editing team is trying to make it simpler to edit on mobile devices. The team is changing the visual editor on mobile. If you have something to say about editing on a mobile device, please leave a message at Talk:VisualEditor on mobile.

Edit CardsEdit

What happens when you click on a link. The new Edit Card is bigger and has more options for editing links.


The editing toolbar is changing in the mobile visual editor. The old system had two different toolbars. Now, all the buttons are together. Tell the team what you think about the new toolbar.
  • In September, the Editing team updated the mobile visual editor's editing toolbar. Anyone could see these changes in the mobile visual editor.
    • One toolbar: All of the editing tools are located in one toolbar. Previously, the toolbar changed when you clicked on different things.
    • New navigation: The buttons for moving forward and backward in the edit flow have changed.
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The Editing Team attended Wikimania 2019 in Sweden. They led a session on the mobile visual editor and a session on the new talk pages project. They tested two new features in the mobile visual editor with contributors. You can read more about what the team did and learned in the team's report on Wikimania 2019.

Looking aheadEdit

  • Talk Pages Project: The team is thinking about the first set of proposed changes. The team will be working with a few communities to pilot those changes. The best way to stay informed is by adding your username to the list on the project page: Getting involved.
  • Testing the mobile visual editor as the default: The Editing team plans to post results before the end of the calendar year. The best way to stay informed is by adding the project page to your watchlist: VisualEditor as mobile default project page.
  • Measuring the impact of Edit Cards: The Editing team hopes to share results in November. This study asks whether the project helped editors add links and citations. The best way to stay informed is by adding the project page to your watchlist: Edit Cards project page.

PPelberg (WMF) (talk) & Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 16:51, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

Women of Krusha e MadheEdit

Hello, I'd be interested to hear what you think of this behaviour , whitewashing an RfD as if it never happened. Regards. Amanuensis Balkanicus (talk) 20:53, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Requested moveEdit

The move was performed in violation of Wikipedia policies: there was no discussion at all yet. If you bend over to Serbian nationalists, I do not give a fuck for the article, I have more interesting things to do that to engage in wikiBalkan wars. Have a nice day. Staszek Lem (talk) 21:13, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Please help me out here. The page was not moved, it was merged and redirected following an AfD discussion. The edit history is still intact and preserved. Please be specific about which policies have been violated. P. I. Ellsworthed. put'r there 21:19, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Move review for Ranks in the Boy Scouts of AmericaEdit

An editor has asked for a Move review of Ranks in the Boy Scouts of America. Because you closed the move discussion for this page, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the move review. --evrik (talk) 21:07, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Return to the user page of "Paine Ellsworth".