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Global Public School Kathmandu

Hello, you had tagged this school for speedy deletion as A7; I regret to say that I removed the A7 tag, as that criterion specifically excludes educational institutions. I suspect the odds are decent it wouldn't survive a PROD or AfD and I might even later tag it with one of those if you don't do it first. Best wishes 331dot (talk) 10:26, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know 331dot. Would you mind PROD tagging it for me? I concur with your statement that it would fail that procedure. Thanks, Zerotalk 10:27, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
No problem. 331dot (talk) 10:30, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

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FYI

I filed an (additional) SPI for Jason426123, since the quack was strong in this one. See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Keven426. Tjuus, Kleuske (talk) 13:17, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your help today Kleuske! The quack was strong with that one. :-) Thanks for the link too, will have a read through the investigation. Zerotalk 16:45, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

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Folkestone

Hi Patient zero. Thank you very much for your message. I can confirm this is the first time I really use Wiki but all the information that were revised on the page of Folkestone are not to promote the town bu updated news and historical facts that were missing. The pictures are all mine and I just wanted to update the page are all the recent information are wrong, outdated and the building in the pictures don t exist anymore. Thank you for your understanding. Fred — Preceding unsigned comment added by Folkestoneisbeautiful (talkcontribs) 11:04, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Folkestoneisbeautiful, your edits are promotional in tone - please stop. As far as Wikipedia's editors are aware, the information on the article is not "wrong", and you are disrupting Wikipedia to make a point. Zerotalk 11:06, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

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Your addition of a CSD tag

Hello there! This is to let you know that I've removed the CSD tag which you have added to the Mitter Sain Meet article. There is a clear mention in the article that the subject has won a Sahitya Akademi award in 2008 which in itself is an "indication of importance". Please be advised that the CSD A7 criterion does not apply to any article that makes any credible claim of significance or importance even if the claim is not supported by a reliable source or does not qualify on Wikipedia's notability guidelines. However, in this article there is a reference to support the claim. You are free to use other deletion venues if you still think that the article meets deletion criteria. Thanks! Jim Carter 12:35, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your help today Jim Carter - I am thinking of taking it to AfD. Zerotalk 12:36, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
To what you said in the above thread, I would like to highlight that alone "badly written" is strictly not a reason to take an article to AFD or tag Prod. It needs improvement not deletion. Thanks! Jim Carter 12:48, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
Jim Carter: OK, thanks. Zerotalk 12:51, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Your addition of a CSD tag

Hello there! This is to let you know that I've removed the CSD tag which you have added to the Mitter Sain Meet article. There is a clear mention in the article that the subject has won a Sahitya Akademi award in 2008 which in itself is an "indication of importance". Please be advised that the CSD A7 criterion does not apply to any article that makes any credible claim of significance or importance even if the claim is not supported by a reliable source or does not qualify on Wikipedia's notability guidelines. However, in this article there is a reference to support the claim. You are free to use other deletion venues if you still think that the article meets deletion criteria. Thanks! Jim Carter 12:35, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your help today Jim Carter - I am thinking of taking it to AfD. Zerotalk 12:36, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
To what you said in the above thread, I would like to highlight that alone "badly written" is strictly not a reason to take an article to AFD or tag Prod. It needs improvement not deletion. Thanks! Jim Carter 12:48, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
Jim Carter: OK, thanks. Zerotalk 12:51, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Mitter Sain Meet

I had created this page Mitter Sain Meet on punjab base authors in the Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Events/Punjab Edit-a-thon it was a basic page and a stub the page later was edited and changed by other editors who i felt had a conflict of interest.I feel he is a notable author and has won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2008 for his novel Sudhar Ghar which is the highest honour in lecture in India.I will get this page back to a stub please consider removing the speedy tag.I would like to invite @Jim Carter:,@Titodutta: Thank you FITINDIA (talk) 12:12, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi Fitindia - could you please find more reliable sources which indicate this person's notability? I'm concerned about the lack of them, which are violations of WP:BLP, and not seeing any at all within the article I decided to add the A7 tag. I will not remove it until this is done, or an administrator tells me otherwise. Zerotalk 12:22, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
    • User:Fitindia It does not fall under A7, in my opinion. A Sahitya Akademi award winner is notable enough. If you want you can revert recent edits mentioning reasons such as copyvio, unsourced puffery etc. --Tito Dutta (talk) 12:25, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
In all fairness, the article is badly written. What do you think about AfD or PROD, Titodutta and Jim Carter? Zerotalk 12:29, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Badly written is not an AFD or PROD criteria. If the article is badly written, fix it. Also it is clear a few recent edits added those content in the article. --Tito Dutta (talk) 03:56, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 September 2016

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Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Michael Hardy closed

This arbitration case has been closed and the final decision is available at the link above. The following remedies have been enacted:

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Discuss this at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard#Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Michael Hardy closed

Neelix redirects

As I have now created the necessary categorization, you may now tag Neelix redirects with {{db-x1}}. Thanks. Safiel (talk) 15:44, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks Safiel! That will be useful - can it be done through TW or does it have to be done manually? Thanks in advance, Patient Zerotalk 17:55, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
It has to be done manually. Since this is a temporary criterion, it probably would not be worthwhile to update Twinkle, and in any event, I have no idea how to do that anyhow. Safiel (talk) 17:59, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
Oh, and I noticed it is misspelt Nellix within the edit summary for the deletions (see Sergecross' log). Could that be rectified? Apologies if it cannot - I respect the fact that it is only a temporary category! Sorry if I am being pedantic. Patient Zerotalk 18:01, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
We almost edit conflicted there. I'll ping you, Safiel just in case you didn't get that. Patient Zerotalk 18:02, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
No problem. I will see if I can fix the problem. Thanks. Safiel (talk) 18:04, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
Indeed - thanks Safiel once again for your help today. I'll get round to more Neelix redirects tomorrow, this time with the appropriate template. Patient Zerotalk 18:06, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback and I have fixed that spelling error. Safiel (talk) 18:08, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

I just wanted to let you know that manual tagging X1's is often unnecessary. @Tavix:, or another administrator will go through those lists on a somewhat regular basis and process them all at once, and tagging them individually typically is a waste of your time and harder on the deleting admin. It also clogs up the speedy noms category, obscuring pages that really do need to be deleted quickly.

Cheers, Tazerdadog (talk) 01:00, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

@Tazerdadog: Just to clarify one thing: the fact that there's now a dedicated category makes my job easier somewhat. While I'd still have to decline individually, the d-batch tool does work for categories so I wouldn't have to copy and paste to my sandbox in order to delete them. I just don't want to discourage that method if that's what Patient 0 wants to do. Keep up the great work, both of you! -- Tavix (talk) 02:31, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
Excellent, I didn't realize that. Please disregard my earlier comment. Tazerdadog (talk) 02:34, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Neelix redirects

As I have now created the necessary categorization, you may now tag Neelix redirects with {{db-x1}}. Thanks. Safiel (talk) 15:44, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks Safiel! That will be useful - can it be done through TW or does it have to be done manually? Thanks in advance, Patient Zerotalk 17:55, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
It has to be done manually. Since this is a temporary criterion, it probably would not be worthwhile to update Twinkle, and in any event, I have no idea how to do that anyhow. Safiel (talk) 17:59, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
Oh, and I noticed it is misspelt Nellix within the edit summary for the deletions (see Sergecross' log). Could that be rectified? Apologies if it cannot - I respect the fact that it is only a temporary category! Sorry if I am being pedantic. Patient Zerotalk 18:01, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
We almost edit conflicted there. I'll ping you, Safiel just in case you didn't get that. Patient Zerotalk 18:02, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
No problem. I will see if I can fix the problem. Thanks. Safiel (talk) 18:04, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
Indeed - thanks Safiel once again for your help today. I'll get round to more Neelix redirects tomorrow, this time with the appropriate template. Patient Zerotalk 18:06, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback and I have fixed that spelling error. Safiel (talk) 18:08, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

I just wanted to let you know that manual tagging X1's is often unnecessary. @Tavix:, or another administrator will go through those lists on a somewhat regular basis and process them all at once, and tagging them individually typically is a waste of your time and harder on the deleting admin. It also clogs up the speedy noms category, obscuring pages that really do need to be deleted quickly.

Cheers, Tazerdadog (talk) 01:00, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

@Tazerdadog: Just to clarify one thing: the fact that there's now a dedicated category makes my job easier somewhat. While I'd still have to decline individually, the d-batch tool does work for categories so I wouldn't have to copy and paste to my sandbox in order to delete them. I just don't want to discourage that method if that's what Patient 0 wants to do. Keep up the great work, both of you! -- Tavix (talk) 02:31, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
Excellent, I didn't realize that. Please disregard my earlier comment. Tazerdadog (talk) 02:34, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you!

  The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
You did what you were supposed to do. Even though you were incorrect with your accusations, you still did what you are supposed to do in a real situation, making no assumptions without evidence and for that, sir, I salute you. UNSC Luke 1021 (talk) 18:43, 5 October 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much, UNSC Luke 1021! I hope you don't mind, but I've edited your barnstar a little: I am not an admin just yet! I'm glad we can put today's event behind us. :-) Patient Zerotalk 18:51, 5 October 2016 (UTC)
It's fine UNSC Luke 1021 (talk) 18:53, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

Trout me

I had worked positively with Neelix several times and was not familiar with this case or this dysfunction. My apologies. I am not always able to keep up with ArbCom, these last few years being less active than before. I appreciate your giving me the opportunity to appropriate smack myself with fish. BusterD (talk) 14:00, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

Haha, BusterD - we all make mistakes from time to time. No need to apologise :-). In fact, there are plenty of people who are not familiar with the case! Here's your trout:
  Whack!

You've been whacked with a wet trout.

Don't take this too seriously. Someone just wants to let you know you did something silly.
Patient Zerotalk 14:04, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
I will own this trout as if I'd been hit in the face with a flying carp while boating. Sorry. Happy deleting... BusterD (talk) 14:05, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
Haha :-) Like I said BusterD: no need to apologise. Patient Zerotalk 18:02, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

Cyan (cat)

I've declined the speedy, as it looks like one of Neelix's more sensible redirects. Quite a few of his are actually sound - which is why they're not being nuked. If the target contains the redirect's title as something featured or reasonably well referred to, then the redirect is OK and it shouldn't be tagged. Peridon (talk) 19:09, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

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Some friend dropping by...

Patient Zero - Hi, just came by to greet you... Long time no see since July... (I don't care if this line is deleted, anyway. I am no policy violator.) (>_<) -- Nin-5H (talk) 18:21, 8 October 2016 (UTC) October 09, 2016, 02:17 A.M. (PST)

Hi Nin-5H, how are you doing? It has been a while.

Patient Zerotalk 09:36, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

Hey Patient Zero, I'm doing fine, but never been better because I have to choose a school course tomorrow Monday. My parents are saying to make up my mind right now. Feels like everything is rushed on me. To me, growing up is really f****** hard that my later teen life will suck as far as I know it. I wish I was still 13 years old so I could enjoy anything that I am interested at (which will never last long). Aki (talk). October 09, 2016. 10:19 P.M. (PST).
Nin-5H: That's difficult. I remember selecting my GCSE's, and having to choose between subjects. In hindsight I'm glad I chose the ones I did. Nice user page, by the way! Patient Zerotalk 17:10, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
Patient Zero: Yeah. I'm just so afraid that I might choose a wrong course, or get extremely bored with a course that I chose. If only there are school courses that are easy and fun, yet compatible with my skills. Aki (talk) October 10, 2016, 09:04 A.M. (PST).
Nin-5H: I was thinking the exact same thing. You're into creative writing, right? Is there anything you can do in this field? Patient Zerotalk 10:14, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
Patient Zero: Yes, although my parents would scold me for writing Rated M fics. My fics would be rated SPG for some dark, negative themes. Sometimes, I would feel guilty as a fan of my fave things. My mother recently chastised me and told me to just go do math problems instead. (Which I really hated more than a bad sickness.). I just hate how life works sometimes, it's so boring, dull, and worst of all, mundane. I wish life has lots of enjoyable sparks, to feel like everything is spiced up. Aki (talk) October 11, 2016, 01:15 P.M. (PST).

Your help desk question

I'm confused about what you want. With one exception, the sections seem to be in chronological order, like they should be. And I'll fix the one mistake.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 21:46, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

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Woohoo

It just so happens to be my birthday today. :-) Patient Zerotalk 08:21, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

A cupcake for your birthday!

  Happy 17th Birthday Patient Zero! Hope you have a great day and enjoy being 17! Now you can start driving! Here's your present from me, a cupcake! Thanks for being a great friend on Wikipedia! Class455 (talk) 13:04, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
Awesome, thank you Class455! I am looking forward to starting my lessons, and I appreciate the kind words. Patient Zerotalk 15:26, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:1

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UTRS appeal (this is for my school IP BTW)

This blocked user is asking that his block be reviewed on the Unblock Ticket Request System:

Patient Zero (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribsdeleted contribsabuse filter logcreation logchange block settingsunblockcheckuser (log))


UTRS appeal #16929 was submitted on Nov 17, 2016 12:51:17. This review is now closed.


--UTRSBot (talk) 12:51, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

 
This user's request to have autoblock on their IP address lifted has been reviewed by an administrator, who accepted the request.
Patient Zero (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribsdeleted contribsfilter logcreation logchange block settingsunblockcheckuser (log))
127.0.0.1 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log)

Block message:

Autoblocked because your IP address was recently used by "Ben Thomas". The reason given for Ben Thomas's block is: "Vandalism: see also edit filter log".


Accept reason: Your explanation is plausible and you are an editor in good standing. Yamla (talk) 13:41, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

Thank you, Yamla! Much appreciated. Patient Zerotalk 13:43, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!

 Hello, Patient Zero. 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.

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New Page Reviewer - RfC

Hi Patient Zero. You are invited to comment at a further discussion on the implementation of this user right to patrol and review new pages that is taking place at Wikipedia:New pages patrol/RfC on patrolling without user right. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 02:23, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

Thanks Kudpung - will take a look. Patient Zerotalk 12:05, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

WP:ANI

Just a reminder, when commenting on !votes on numbered discussions don't forget to use the number symbol (like this #). So, I have to fix formatting so the numbering can reset. Thanks for your comment where I did misunderstood the proposal. hehehe ;) KGirlTrucker81 huh? what I'm been doing 12:46, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

Yes, I did thank you earlier for your help KGirlTrucker81. You didn't have to fix it at all - you were under no obligation to, so I must thank you once again for your time and help. Patient Zerotalk 13:42, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 4 November 2016

Note

Please don't strike other peoples' comments. It will cause unnecessary drama. Thank you — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 09:52, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

OK. Thanks for the message MSGJ; I think it would be worth noting that the user I striked has trolled before, and Floquenbeam did say he would indef him next time he trolled. Just a heads-up. Patient Zerotalk 09:54, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
I think better just to ignore (as bureaucrats certainly will). You may be giving it attention it does not deserve — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 09:56, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
Indeed MSGJ. I'll ignore it from now on. Thanks, Patient Zerotalk 09:57, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Walt Disney

I don't know whom your edit summary addressed when making part of a section header (correctly) lowercase. I reverted to the header that was in the article before. Sadly, the principal author is not available. Please keep watching. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:53, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Hello Gerda Arendt, good to hear from you. I wasn't addressing anyone in my edit summary and I sincerely apologise if it came across as directed towards a particular person. I have Disney on my watchlist now, by the way. Thanks, Patient Zerotalk 11:56, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
(ec, so probably saying what you know already, but once I typed it ...) Sorry if I came across as critical, - I just said that I don't know. Yes, Walt Dieney is TFA today. Yes, it should have been lowercase, BUT. If you see such a glaring mistake in a FA, please check the edit history: the wrong header was inserted just before your edit, - I reverted to the original, and came here only to explain why your change was reverted (also). Thanks for watching! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:02, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
Ah, thank you for taking the time to clarify that Gerda Arendt. Have a good day! Patient Zerotalk 12:04, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

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Ben Ainsle

Recently you reverted my edit on the Ben Ainsle wikipedia page. "He is the first person to win medals in five different Olympic Games in sailing, the third person to win five Olympic medals in that sport (after Torben Grael and Robert Scheidt) and also the second to win four gold medals, after Paul Elvstrøm.[2][3][4]". I edited it to say he was the 2nd person to win medals in 5 different Olympic Games as Torben Grael would have competed this feat before him. Why was this reverted? Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 143.239.7.5 (talk) 16:30, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Άννα Βίσση – Φωτιά

This was my translation of the song titles from Greek to English. --FlujoDeLuz (talk) 13:16, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Ah, I see FlujoDeLuz... my apologies. Feel free to remove the warning. :-) Patient Zerotalk 13:17, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

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Ref KGirlTrucker81

Hi Patient Zero - just keeping an half-eye on the ongoing RfA, and I noticed your response to KGirlTrucker81's oppose !vote. The rationale of his vote aside, you mentioned a bunch of user rights I don't think they need or are abusing (emphasis own) - I've warned them in the past for speedy CSD tagging, but do you have any other diffs? If you honestly believe permissions abuse is going on, you should consider letting myself, another admin or ANI know. Cheers! -- samtar talk or stalk 16:49, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Will do Samtar. The use of the phrase "abusing" was directly towards his PCR right and none of the others; my apologies if my response was ambiguous in this way as I understand it could well be a WP:NPA vio at best. Once again, my apologies - but yes, I am aware of the fact you have warned him in the past, and your warning is part of my evidence I wish to put forward should I ever formally request a revocation. For your ease of access here are the diffs I found in which he is abusing his PCR right:
  • [1] - accepting vandalism (sneaky, I know, but still accepting vandalism)
  • [2] (follow-up to diff 1)
  • [3] (this one is ridiculous)
  • [4] (unsourced)
  • [5]; explanation was equally absurd
  • [6]
  • [7] (three in one go here)
  • [8] (tricky to spot at first; look closely)

All diffs courtesy of multiple editors. Do let me know what you think.

Patient Zerotalk 17:11, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

There are plenty more in the archives, if you're interested - I just noticed how many others there were in archives 1 and 2, but the ones above are in chronological order. Patient Zerotalk 17:13, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!

Spread the WikiLove; use {{subst:Season's Greetings1}} to send this message
Thanks Class455! One week to go! 🎅 🎅Patient Crimbo🎅 grotto presents 20:04, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!

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Thanks MRD. Have a good one :-) 🎅Patient Crimbo🎅 grotto presents 20:33, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Season's Greetings!

Spread the WikiLove; use {{subst:Season's Greetings1}} to send this message

Happy Holidays to you, too! UN$¢_Łuke_1Ø21Repørts 12:57, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Thanks Linguist111 and UNSC Luke 1021! Have a good Christmas :-) 🎅Patient Crimbo🎅 grotto presents 18:53, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

WP:ORCP

Hi, Not sure if you're aware but an editor had nominated you on their behalf at WP:ORCP (Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/Optional_RfA_candidate_poll#Patient_Zero:_December_19.2C_2016),
I've speedy closed it however if you ever want to retry this year or next year you're more than welcome too,
Thanks and Happy editing. –Davey2010 Merry Xmas / Happy New Year 16:24, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, apparently you're not allowed to nominate other editors for the ORCP. I thought you would be a pretty good admin, but it was closed pretty quick because you can't have a third party nominator. So it's kind of awkward now because I was going to notify you after some time went by, to prevent a 'bias', for lack of a better word. Looking back on it, it was a pretty stupid idea, hehe. It's pretty awkward now, so I'll just end here. See you around. UN$¢_Łuke_1Ø21Repørts 16:36, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Cheers Davey - if you don't mind, I've re-opened it to see if anyone thinks I'm any good these days ;-). UNSC Luke 1021: I know what you did wasn't orthodox, but seriously, I thank you. Clearly your nomination shows that you (along with a few other people, it seems!) do support me in my editing here, and so I wish to keep it open, if all is OK with everybody else. :-) 🎅Patient Crimbo🎅 grotto presents 18:51, 19 December 2016 (UTC)
Okie dokie no worries :), Personally I would've left it closed and retried perhaps next year but hey it's up to you :), Good luck with it and hopefully it might go better :), Happy editing .–Davey2010 Merry Xmas / Happy New Year 18:57, 19 December 2016 (UTC)
I do hope so, Davey2010 :-) Thanks, happy editing to you too! 🎅Patient Crimbo🎅 grotto presents 19:05, 19 December 2016 (UTC)
I've had over 13 notifications and 8 notices since I logged on! Mainly this, and thank-yous for Christmas wishes. But goodness me, I am not used to that number! 🎅Patient Crimbo🎅 grotto presents 19:22, 19 December 2016 (UTC)
Hehe all part of my evil vengeance plot to flood his inbox with messages using an ORCP. He should've never opened that sockpuppet case against me back in early October. Now it's all falling into place. Patient Zero will pay!. UN$¢_Łuke_1Ø21Repørts 19:31, 19 December 2016 (UTC)
!!!! (Well, you got what you wished for, when you said you wanted to "surprise" me! :-D) 🎅Patient Crimbo🎅 grotto presents 19:34, 19 December 2016 (UTC)
I mean, I realized it sounded kind of weird to say 'surprise'. It kind of makes it sounds like a birthday party, where everyone is happy and the feelings of the candidate aren't broken. Frankly, the entire RfA system, even the ORCP division, is pretty harsh on candidates as well as voters, scrutinizing every little mistake. The personification of a birthday party wouldn't make much sense. I tried to make it more of a 'pre-prepared' thing, where if you were well received and then you agreed with the nomination we could just go instead of going through all of the technical crap. UN$¢_Łuke_1Ø21Repørts 22:01, 19 December 2016 (UTC)
It's OK; I understand what you meant. And yes, ORCP and RFA are both horrible and broken processes. Standards go up all the time it seems... 🎅Patient Crimbo🎅 grotto presents 08:08, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry Merry

  Season's Greetings, Patient Zero!
At this wonderful time of year, I would like to give season’s greetings to all the fellow Wikipedians I have interacted with in the past! May you have a wonderful holiday season! MarnetteD|Talk 20:36, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
 
Thanks so much for you delightful card PZ. Best wishes for your 2017. MarnetteD|Talk 20:36, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
No problem Marnette! You too, best wishes for the New Year :-) 🎅Patient Crimbo🎅 grotto presents 20:37, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

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AN Notice

  There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is RFA and User:UNSC Luke 1021. Thank you. Class455 (Merry Christmas!) 09:33, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Just letting you know as the user involved was the one who put you forward for the recent ORCP poll. Class455 (Merry Christmas!) 09:34, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for notifying me Class455. 🎅Patient Crimbo🎅 grotto presents 12:58, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

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Extended confirmed protection policy RfC

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Merry Christmas

 
Merry Christmas Patient Zero!!
Hi Patient Zero, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year,

Thanks for all your help on the 'pedia!  

   –Davey2010 Merry Xmas / Happy New Year 20:20, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
Cheers Davey! Have a good one :-) 🎅Patient Crimbo🎅 grotto presents 12:56, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

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Merry Christmas!

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Thanks, GeneralizationsAreBad! :-) Hope you had a good one. 🎅Patient Crimbo🎅 grotto presents 15:22, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

Editor of the Week seeking nominations (and a new facilitator)

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Happy New Year!

  Happy New Year!
Wishing you a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2017. Thanks for your friendship! -- WV 00:27, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Winkelvi. :-) Best wishes to you too! 🎅Patient Crimbo🎅 grotto presents 11:26, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Patient Zero!

   Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.

Thanks, MRD2014 - best wishes for 2017 to you too! 🎅Patient Crimbo🎅 grotto presents 11:29, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Merry Christmas

CAPTAIN RAJU () 00:10, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Thanks CAPTAIN RAJU! :-) 🎅Patient Crimbo🎅 grotto presents 15:20, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

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we tagged

the russian text probably the same milisecond - I reverted myself hope I didnt mess up JarrahTree 13:51, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

I sorted it out JarrahTree - thanks for helping out, though! All that meant was that we both saw that page at a really similar time, and that we both knew what to do. Keep up the good work! :-) Patient Zerotalk 13:53, 6 January 2017 (UTC)
hahah - dont let me start on that one - cheers JarrahTree 13:54, 6 January 2017 (UTC)
Haha, no problem. Enjoy the rest of your day :-) Patient Zerotalk 13:56, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!

Thanks Redolta! :-) 🎅Patient Crimbo🎅 grotto presents 15:20, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

  The Minor barnstar
For your minor grammatical corrections to Southern Railway strike (2016-2017). Thanks for that and you can have this barnstar as a reward 😉 Class455 (talk|stand clear of the doors!) 17:15, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you Class455! Enjoy the rest of your day. :-) Patient Zerotalk 12:41, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Patient Zero!

   Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.

Thank you Davey2010! Best wishes to you too. :-) Patient Zerotalk 16:52, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Patient Zero!

   Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.

Thank you Class455! :-) All the best for the new year. Patient Zerotalk 18:58, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Welcome ...

... to the cabal of the outcasts ;) - articles that need a reiew can be found on top of the talk now! Feel free to add "yours"! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:14, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks Gerda Arendt ;-) I'll take a look! Patient Zerotalk 13:41, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 January 2017

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Thanks Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi - responding now. :-) Patient Zerotalk 13:58, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
Sorry about that mix-up, by the way! Patient Zerotalk 14:05, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
No worries. That'll teach me to impersonate an admin eh  ;) O Fortuna!...Imperatrix mundi. 14:17, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
Haha! Enjoy the rest of your day :-) Patient Zerotalk 14:19, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

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Thanks MelanieN - responding now. Patient Zerotalk 09:44, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

so sorry

im so sorry patientzero, i was so angry because all my edits got deleted and this is the edit i thought that would be a sucess. Please i must say that Supercity was made by the Mdickie company. SEARCH MDICKIE.COM. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arepticous (talkcontribs) 10:14, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Arepticous, that is no excuse for making personal attacks towards other editors. The website you showed me appears to be self-published and blog-like, and I can't find anything on the internet that would indicate that MDICKIE is a remarkable or significant company. Your articles on these video games also appear to violate WP:NOTHOWTO - Wikipedia is not for video game walkthroughs or lists of weapons/items/concepts/levels etc. Hope that helps. Patient Zerotalk 10:20, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks patient zero! thanks for letting me know. I will try my best next time. thanks.
No problem Arepticous - hope you don't mind me moving your comment. Patient Zerotalk 10:27, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Yay

Just got my 10,000th edit notification. :-) Patient Zerotalk 10:53, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Help please

Can you tell me how to join into the vandalism unit. Kindest regards from Arepticous — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arepticous (talkcontribs) 13:10, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Fiscal Sustainability Assessment Model in Hong Kong

Hello Patient Zero. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Fiscal Sustainability Assessment Model in Hong Kong, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: seems to be about some government plan but not really advertising. User PROD or AFD instead. Thank you. SoWhy 20:36, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks SoWhy for letting me know. Patient Zerotalk 09:23, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

New Page Reviewer

Hello Patient Zero. Your account has been added to the "New page reviewers" user group, allowing you to review new pages and mark them as patrolled, tag them for maintenance issues, or in some cases, tag them for deletion. The list of articles awaiting review is located at the New Pages Feed. New page reviewing is a vital function for policing the quality of the encylopedia, if you have not already done so, you must read the new tutorial at New Pages Review, the linked guides and essays, and fully understand the various deletion criteria. If you need more help or wish to discuss the process, please join or start a thread at page reviewer talk.

  • URGENT: Please consider helping get the huge backlog (around 15,000 pages) down to a manageable number of pages as soon as possible.
  • Be nice to new users - they are often not aware of doing anything wrong.
  • You will frequently be asked by users to explain why their page is being deleted - be formal and polite in your approach to them too, even if they are not.
  • Don't review a page if you are not sure what to do. Just leave it for another reviewer.
  • Remember that quality is quintessential to good patrolling. Take your time to patrol each article, there is no rush. Use the message feature and offer basic advice.

The reviewer right does not change your status or how you can edit articles. If you no longer want this user right, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. In case of abuse or persistent inaccuracy of reviewing, the right can be revoked at any time by an administrator. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 05:34, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks Kudpung for the message. Patient Zerotalk 09:24, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Aerobic gymnastics thingumybobs

Hi Patient Zero,
I am all teh fail at work the moment. Forms 1 and 6, sections 29 and 37 notices and so on. I may well be scheduled to have a new one ripped on or about 25 Jan 2017.
Would it possibly be OK with you if we could tentatively re-start this potentially meta-discussion later in this month?
Pete AU aka --Shirt58 (talk) 12:15, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Shirt58, sorry to hear that! Sure, feel free to start a new conversation here whenever you like. :-) Patient Zerotalk 12:17, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Iljin (bully) attack in a game.

Patient Zero Hi, looks like you're the only person I could talk to. I know you might have zero knowledge on Roblox, but some random player started bullying me! Just give me a little help, because he made a negative impact in my day and I need to fight back! --Aki: (talk page), (contributions). February 02, 2017. 22:49 (PST)

Hi Nin-5H; good to hear from you. My advice would be to not retaliate; is there an option to report players? I have no knowledge of the game. Take care - have a good day. Patient Zerotalk 15:24, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
Patient Zero; Yes, there is an option to report and block players. OK, thanks for the advice! --Aki: (talk page), (contributions). February 03, 2017. 17:56 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

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GOCE January 2017 drive bling

  The Minor Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Patient Zero for copy edits totaling between 1 and 3,999 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE January 2017 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 20:49, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
Cheers Miniapolis! :-) Patient Zerotalk 10:46, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - newsletter No.2

Hello Patient Zero,
A HUGE backlog

We now have 704 New Page Reviewers!
Most of us requested the user right at PERM, expressing a wish to be able to do something about the huge backlog, but the chart on the right does not demonstrate any changes to the pre-user-right levels of October.

 
Hitting 17,000 soon

The backlog is still steadily growing at a rate of 150 a day or 4,650 a month. Only 20 reviews a day by each reviewer over the next few days would bring the backlog down to a managable level and the daily input can then be processed by each reviewer doing only 2 or 3 reviews a day - that's about 5 minutes work!
It didn't work in time to relax for the Xmas/New Year holidays. Let's see if we can achieve our goal before Easter, otherwise by Thanksgiving it will be closer to 70,000.

Second set of eyes

Remember that we are the only guardians of quality of new articles, we alone have to ensure that pages are being correctly tagged by non-Reviewer patrollers and that new authors are not being bitten.

Abuse

This is even more important and extra vigilance is required considering Orangemoody, and

  1. this very recent case of paid advertising by a Reviewer resulting in a community ban.
  2. this case in January of paid advertising by a Reviewer, also resulting in a community ban.
  3. This Reviewer is indefinitely blocked for sockpuppetry.

Coordinator election

Kudpung is stepping down after 6 years as unofficial coordinator of New Page Patrolling/Reviewing. There is enough work for two people and two coords are now required. Details are at NPR Coordinators; nominate someone or nominate yourself. Date for the actual suffrage will be published later.


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I knew that we should have just stuck to letting everybody patrol pages. No change whatsoever ever since this new right was invented on the assumption that new editor = incompetent vandal. Great job! Patient Zerotalk 11:03, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 6 February 2017

Wikibonked

 
Even planes get wikibonked

Hope you're alright - take some time off and focus on your studies. Wikipedia is only a hobby, and real life always needs to come first - if you ever want to talk about stuff here which may be causing you stress my talk page and email is always open -- Samtar talk · contribs 11:13, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

Discouragement

Are you well? — Preceding unsigned comment added by BorkBorkGoesTheCode (talkcontribs) 22:41, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Hi BorkBorkGoesTheCode - good to hear from you. I'm OK I guess; I asked for my wikibreak script to be disabled, so I can reply on here. I'm currently rather busy with schoolwork (doing A levels) so I have to prioritise that; in addition to this real life and Wikipedia have been rather stressful (I had an article deleted under A7 even though the subject had a claim to significance, which says a lot) and I just feel as if the whole time I've been editing, I've had people being rather judgemental of the fact that I am young. It just seems that there is a general belief amongst one too many editors that young editor or new editor = disruptive and incompetent. So I'm taking a long break from here. Hope all is well with you, by the way. Sorry to have projected on to you like this. Patient Zerotalk 13:51, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
Don't let this drive you away from Wiki. When I'm in these kind of situations, I think less of it as I say to myself "its only an encyclopedia, not something thats going to change my life" because at the end of the day, it is only an encyclopaedia, and its not going to affect your life in the slightest if you get into conflict. Anyway, thats just my view. I'll be here for you if you need any on-wiki motivation when you return from your break. I'm sure that most people don't think of younger editors like you or me as disruptive and incompetent, everyone should be proud that some young people decide to sign up, as not many young people do and think of us to help the encyclopaedia, not to destroy it. Good luck with your exams mate, and when you return, drop me a line on my talk page! My talk page is always open if you need anything. And don't let this on-wiki stress get to you, its only an encyclopedia!   Class455 (talk|stand clear of the doors!) 15:02, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
Good to hear from you too Class455, and thanks for your kind words. They are very much appreciated. I agree that people shouldn't generalise, but they do, and I know why: most children/teenagers that make accounts on Wikipedia are here to insert swearwords into articles and nothing else. A select few of us are really good editors who get unfairly generalised because of the majority. I'll definitely message you when I return; I'll probably be back officially and resuming normal editing patterns by early April (I'm on holiday this March, looking forward to that). I have exams between then and after April, so I'll probably be off for the whole of May and perhaps a bit of June. You're right, it's only Wikipedia and no conflicts that occur here have the potential to be life-changing. Once again, thanks for stopping by. :-) Patient Zerotalk 13:44, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

A kitten for you!

Take these cats and feel better!

UNSC Luke 1021 (talk) 15:09, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Yo, you ok? Do you need to talk? UNSC Luke 1021 (talk) 21:39, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Luke - I like cats. I'm alright I guess; a lot of what I could've said here is a section above you, and I don't want to repeat myself. Hope you're doing good. Take care, Patient Zerotalk 13:46, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Whoo-hoo

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Wikipedia:Administrators' newsletter/Subscribe

You accidentally added your user page and not your user talk page to the list. I have fixed it. —MRD2014 (talkcontribs) 21:50, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Oops. Sorry about that, thanks for fixing it MRD2014. Patient Zerotalk 09:39, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Are you leaving or on a WikiBreak?

Hi mate, I noticed you've tagged your user page for speedy deletion and one of your edit summaries said "bye". I hope you're not leaving and will come back soon? Class455 (talk|stand clear of the doors!) 10:01, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Are you leaving?

Are you leaving enwiki? You blanked your user page and user talk. UNSC Luke 1021 (talk) 13:04, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

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Administrators' newsletter – March 2017

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2017).

  Administrator changes

  AmortiasDeckillerBU Rob13
  RonnotelIslanderChamal NIsomorphicKeeper76Lord VoldemortSherethBdeshamPjacobi

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • A recent query shows that only 16% of administrators on the English Wikipedia have enabled two-factor authentication. If you haven't already enabled it please consider doing so.
  • Cookie blocks should be deployed to the English Wikipedia soon. This will extend the current autoblock system by setting a cookie for each block, which will then autoblock the user after they switch accounts under a new IP.
  • A bot will now automatically place a protection template on protected pages when admins forget to do so.

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Dr Rajlakshmi SJ

Hey Patient zero...Please remove tag on Dr Rajlakshmi Sj TUSHAR KARMARKAR (talk) 13:48, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Are you there, please let us sort it out ...Please don't take it personally, I did not say you are 'rude', I just said 'crude' meaning u were judgemental for my page Dr Rajlakshmi SJ being self promotional, just because you prima facie felt so. I am pausing for your reply, please TUSHAR KARMARKAR (talk) 14:00, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Hey TUSHAR KARMARKAR (talk) 14:42, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Willie and Joe

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New Page Review-Patrolling: Coordinator elections

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New Page Review - newsletter No.3

Hello Patient Zero,

Voting for coordinators has now begun HERE and will continue through/to 23:59 UTC Monday 06 March. Please be sure to vote. Any registered, confirmed editor can vote. Nominations are now closed.

Still a MASSIVE backlog

We now have 704 New Page Reviewers but despite numerous appeals for help, the backlog has NOT been significantly reduced.
If you asked for the New Page Reviewer right, please consider investing a bit of time - every little helps preventing spam and trash entering the mainspace and Google when the 'NO_INDEX' tags expire.


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Welcome back!

Have you ever heard Hotel California by the Eagles? Every time you try to leave you get drawn back into it!

UNSC Luke 1021 (talk) 13:01, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks UNSC Luke 1021. :-) I've never heard the song; will check it out tonight, YouTube is blocked here. I did get the chance to read the lyrics, though - very relevant! :-D Patient Zerotalk 09:44, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

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Administrators' newsletter – April 2017

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2017).

  Administrator changes

  TheDJ
  XnualaCJOldelpasoBerean HunterJimbo WalesAndrew cKaranacsModemacScott

  Guideline and policy news

  • Following a discussion on the backlog of unpatrolled files, consensus was found to create a new user right for autopatrolling file uploads. Implementation progress can be tracked on Phabricator.
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  Technical news

  • After a recent RfC, moved pages will soon be featured in a queue similar to Special:NewPagesFeed and require patrolling. Moves by administrators, page movers, and autopatrolled editors will be automatically marked as patrolled.
  • Cookie blocks have been deployed. This extends the current autoblock system by setting a cookie for each block, which will then autoblock the user if they switch accounts, even under a new IP.

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RfA Oppose

I've let a lot of similar !votes go without comment so sorry for picking on you. I'm not even sure why really; maybe just curiosity. Is there some reason you think someone needs a particular level of activity to be successful at RfA? Is there some harm in someone having the bit and not being up to a certain level of activity? I mean, obviously if someone doesn't use it for years that's a problem, but I hope it's clear I'm not in that basket. You don't seem to give any reason other than, to paraphrase, "Other RfA candidates are more active."

I'm not here to try to change your mind; I'm just curious. GoldenRing (talk) 11:04, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

Hello, GoldenRing - you have every right to ask why I !voted as such. My main reasoning is that I think administrators should have significant experience, and more often than not, this can be seen within a user's edit count. Your current edit count is > 2,000 at the moment, and I simply feel as if administrator candidates should have significantly more edits (anywhere between 8,000 and 10,000 for people with a main focus on articles or tagging and even more for those whose main focus is on anti-vandalism as they, myself included in this category, often use Twinkle and/or Huggle).
Obviously, if an editor had < 8,000 edits but appeared to be sufficiently experienced then this would affect my !vote, as this "rule" I follow isn't at all set in stone. But, I accumulated more edits than this purely in the space of last year (and whilst I'm fully aware that the vast majority of my edits are automated, AV is of course my main focus). Please don't take my oppose !vote to heart or let it discourage you, it is purely based on my belief that people like you that wish to become administrators simply need more experience. Like I said, if I see an improvement come your next RFA, I would support. If you do pass, I am certain you will not let the community down. I also appreciate the graceful and honest manner in which you answered the questions asked at your RFA, and I did not allow this to go unnoticed. I hope I have made myself a little bit clearer here; if you would like me to do so, I can link to this diff within my !vote as "further reasoning". Once again, please do not be discouraged by this. I do wish you the very best of luck within your RFA. Take care, Patient Zerotalk 08:49, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for taking the time to explain thoughtfully. GoldenRing (talk) 08:55, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

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Administrators' newsletter – May 2017

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2017).

  Administrator changes

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Precious anniversary

A year ago ...
 
friend of the wiki,
terror of vandals
... you were recipient
no. 1375 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:14, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, Gerda Arendt! Can't believe that was a year ago already. :-) Patient Zerotalk 08:23, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

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May 2017

  In a recent edit to the page Emmanuel Macron, you changed one or more words or styles from one national variety of English to another. Because Wikipedia has readers from all over the world, our policy is to respect national varieties of English in Wikipedia articles.

For a subject exclusively related to the United Kingdom (for example, a famous British person), use British English. For something related to the United States in the same way, use American English. For something related to India, use Indian English. For something related to another English-speaking country, such as Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, use the variety of English used there. For an international topic, use the form of English that the original author of the article used.

In view of that, please don't change articles from one version of English to another, even if you don't normally use the version in which the article is written. Respect other people's versions of English. They, in turn, should respect yours. Other general guidelines on how Wikipedia articles are written can be found in the Manual of Style. If you have any questions about this, you can ask me on my talk page or visit the help desk. Thank you. AusLondonder (talk) 00:02, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

AusLondonder: the French use the British English spellings though. It needs changing back, as French is where we get our British English spellings from. Also Eurozone should be capitalised - you can't tell from a spoken quote whether or not someone wants something capitalised or not, and as Eurozone is how it should be written, you shouldn't be changing it. Patient Zerotalk 08:23, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
No, the French use the French language. France has no strong national ties. WP:RETAIN has precedence here. AusLondonder (talk) 13:23, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
Well obviously they use French, AusLondonder, and I don't appreciate the pedantry. However, I'm fully aware of the fact that English learners over there use British English. Patient Zerotalk 13:36, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
Of course they do. British English is the official English code in the European Union. And American spellings are decidedly odd in an article on a French subject because of the orthographic similarities between BritEng and French, as I explained on my talk page. There is nothing in common with American English, spellings or otherwise (except 'defense')  -- Ohc ¡digame! 22:28, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, Ohconfucius. I thought that made a lot more sense! Patient Zero (Public)talk 08:26, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
I have replied at User talk:Ohconfucius. Just to let you know Patient Zero, you have violated WP:RETAIN which states clearly "When an English variety's consistent usage has been established in an article, maintain it in the absence of consensus to the contrary. With few exceptions (e.g., when a topic has strong national ties or a term/spelling carries less ambiguity), there is no valid reason for such a change...An article should not be edited or renamed simply to switch from one variety of English to another". AusLondonder (talk) 00:41, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
No, I haven't violated WP:RETAIN at all. British English does need using and at least three people have corrected you on it! Patient Zero (Public)talk 09:43, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - Newsletter No.4

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Wiki Loves Pride 2017

You are invited to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects throughout the month of June as part of the fourth annual Wiki Loves Pride campaign. Feel free to add new and expanded content on the project's Results page. Happy editing! ---Another Believer (Talk) 14:53, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – June 2017

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  Administrator changes

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The Signpost: 9 June 2017

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Administrators' newsletter – July 2017

News and updates for administrators from the past month (June 2017).

  Administrator changes

  Happyme22Dragons flight
  Zad68

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  Miscellaneous

  • A newly revamped database report can help identify users who may be eligible to be autopatrolled.
  • A potentially compromised account from 2001–2002 attempted to request resysop. Please practice appropriate account security by using a unique password for Wikipedia, and consider enabling two-factor authentication. Currently around 17% of admins have enabled 2FA, up from 16% in February 2017.
  • Did you know: On 29 June 2017, there were 1,261 administrators on the English Wikipedia – the exact number of administrators as there were ten years ago on 29 June 2007. Since that time, the English Wikipedia has grown from 1.85 million articles to over 5.43 million.

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