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Global pandemic!

On the off-chance one of my TPSes stuck around and is reading this: crikey, can’t say I ever saw this coming! I am going to be self-isolating as of this week (currently asymptomatic but I am considered somewhat “at risk”), so chances are there’ll be a surge in my contributions for a little while. It’s been a while since I edited here properly, so look forward greatly to returning, and maybe trying something new out, that’s a little different from AV work. We shall see. Patient Zerotalk 14:09, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

Also chuckling just a little bit at the irony of my username within these circumstances... not that this is a laughing matter as such, just hoping the tables don’t turn and I literally become a Patient Zero or something. Patient Zerotalk 14:10, 17 March 2020 (UTC)
Patient Zero Hope you're keeping well mate! :) Class455 (talk|stand clear of the doors!) 16:33, 18 March 2020 (UTC)
Hello there, Class455! Great to see you round here again. :) What are you doing these days? I’m in Aberystwyth studying Law, going into my final year this September but we’ve just closed owing to the COVID-19 situation, so all my exams will be online now! Patient Zerotalk 20:19, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

The Shot disambiguation Duke/Kentucky

On what planet is adding context and summary to a list not constructive? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.1.114.34 (talk) 13:48, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

Will respond at your TP, but in the interests of accountability, I noticed I made a mistake and have reverted accordingly. Patient Zerotalk 13:49, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

No problem, thanks for acknowledging and reverting! Wikipedia has become contentious enough that we make bad assumptions :( — Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.232.203.249 (talk) 08:31, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

iri/uae

what is problem? Coesegue (talk) 14:49, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

Three Iranian islands are claimed by the UAE and two islands claimed by Iran. I arranged these islands. What's your problem? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Coesegue (talkcontribs) 14:52, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

Coesegue: please take some time to read WP:NPOV. Best, Patient Zerotalk 15:16, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

ok thanks. i correct them. best regards.Coesegue (talk) 15:22, 24 March 2020 (UTC)


please see : Serial Number 54129 / https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_territorial_disputes&action=history

This problem is solved. The source is provided. He repeatedly reverts the page. I made the reforms, but they still work regardless.Coesegue (talk) 16:04, 24 March 2020 (UTC)


thank you for your message. i am just starting to edit wikipedia. will update the content with source right now (2402:3A80:1E75:8328:C823:C0B9:CC3E:8810 (talk) 18:31, 28 March 2020 (UTC))

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dog meat

I didn't add it, I added notes explaining as such. It was the same text as was already there, I merely moved the section for Croatia from Africa to Europe... since Croatia is in Europe not Africa. Not sure why I would need a source for that. 68.227.175.152 (talk)

Will respond at your TP, as to the best of my knowledge IPs can't be pinged. Patient Zerotalk 20:43, 9 April 2020 (UTC)
ok. But you reversion just added Croatia back to Africa, which isn't the continent it's in.... so you might want to re-think that. 68.227.175.152 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 20:44, 9 April 2020 (UTC)
Ah, my apologies. I'll remove it entirely until a reliable source can be found. Patient Zerotalk 20:46, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

Happy Easter Weekend to you all!

Wishing all of my talk page stalkers/watchers (however you identify!) a very happy Easter weekend, no matter how you choose to celebrate this year. Hope you are all keeping safe and staying indoors! Patient Zerotalk 19:05, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

 
thank you, and to you to, calling it the resurrection of loving-kindness --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:50, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
Thank you very much, Gerda Arendt! Patient Zerotalk 00:26, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

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Edit request

Hello,

I'm new here. I would like to make some changes to a page ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FN_MAG ) But I lack the knowledge to edit the source code.

Could you add the info for me ?

I would like to add Portugal to the user's list, and one or more photos (as examples)

The FN MAF equip some versions of the APC Pandur 8x8 (30mm ICV, Command Post and Mechanical Evacuation Vehicle) Portuguese army official webpage https://assets.exercito.pt/SiteAssets/DMT/VBR%20Pandur%20II%208x8/VBR%20Pandur%20II%208x8-galeria_ICV-05.jpg https://assets.exercito.pt/SiteAssets/DMT/VBR%20Pandur%20II%208x8/VBR%20Pandur%20II%208x8-galeria_IFV-03.png

They also equip the Portuguese Paratroppers. http://www.operacional.pt/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/13-jupiter-92-a-copy.jpg http://www.operacional.pt/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/24-ultima-fav-copy.jpg

And they also equip the MBT Leopard 2 https://assets.exercito.pt/SiteAssets/DMT/CC%20Leopard%202A6/Carro%20de%20Combate%20LEOPARD%202%20A6%20_galeria_05.jpg

Thanks in advance, Swampps (talk) 18:53, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

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Checking in

Hello all - still very much around. I’m in my final year of my undergraduate studies now and strangely have a fair deal of free time on my hands. I have certainly missed this place. Patient Zerotalk 03:29, 10 October 2020 (UTC)

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  • Germany report: Ahoy! Wikipedians set sail to document the reality of modern seafaring
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  • UK report: National Lottery; Khalili Collections
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Woo

Another year older. :) Patient Zerotalk 23:07, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

Happy Birthday!

Thank you very much, CAPTAIN RAJU! :) Patient Zerotalk 12:52, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
 
Dona nobis pacem 
Have some apple harvest to celebrate! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:55, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
Awesome! Thank you very much, Gerda. I hope you are keeping well! Patient Zerotalk 21:09, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
Check out my talk for details. Nutshell: healthy but missing singing in choir. Good friends, but too many missing - click on apples for the hardest case. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:12, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
Glad to hear all is well health-wise, Gerda. I understand; I’ve been missing being able to play squash and meet with my society members indoors. As you may be aware I’ve just returned to WP and I too found it sad that so many good editors have now gone. :( Patient Zerotalk 22:36, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

Paula Danziger Page Edit

You removed my edit on her page. She has a book entitled The United Tates of America, NOT the incorrect title listed on her page as The United States of America. A very simple search will prove that my edit was correct and is constructive to her page, since it has a title of one of her books wrong. Please consider keeping my edit. Thanks.

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50.245.213.165 (talk) 20:34, 21 October 2020 (UTC) A children's librarian

Honestly, I thought this was some subtle attempt at vandalism. I was wrong. Just goes to show you don’t always get the full picture when you are supposedly doing “counter vandalism” work on subjects you know very little about. I apologise, and have reverted myself. Best, Patient Zerotalk 00:21, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Exciting times ahead

I’ve just applied for a Master of Sciences degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. 14-year-old me would be rather surprised, I reckon - but I’m very much looking forward to next year (and the next two years after that, within which I plan to do my PhD) and everything it will bring. In the meantime, my focus here has definitely shifted more towards editing psychology-based articles. Perhaps I ought to update the user page. :) Patient Zerotalk 00:19, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

I'm not being ageist, but I do have my exiting times behind me. By the time I was 20 I had my Batchelor of Business Studies and I was travelling the world for my employer in the days when the closest most people in the UK got to an aeroplane was watching them from the perimeter fence at Elmdon Airport. I still had time to do two more post-grad degrees and a 30 year career in teaching teachers. What I'm saying is that with time comes not only what we can absorb for our education, but also a thing called experience. And now you know why AmandaNP is a bureaucrat, checkuser, oversight, sysop, ombuds, otrs-member, with 40516 edits since 2007, and what she said today at User talk:DoSazunielle is solid hard research of exactly the kind I used to do (without the aid of a CU tool) and why I see through a lot of 'new' editors while 'presuming' to AGF for the benefit of those who defend their actions. I have every respect for studies of Criminology and Criminal Justice, (as a linguist I worked on many cases of international crime) and I sincerely wish you success with your PhD and perhaps you could then apply what you know to becoming an admin, then an Arbcom member and turning that Committee into something more equitable. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 08:25, 26 October 2020 (UTC)
Sounds like a plan. Thank you for the kind words and for reaching out, Kudpung. Patient Zerotalk 21:14, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

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New Page Patrol December Newsletter

Hello Patient Zero,

 

Year in review

It has been a productive year for New Page Patrol as we've roughly cut the size of the New Page Patrol queue in half this year. We have been fortunate to have a lot of great work done by Rosguill who was the reviewer of the most pages and redirects this past year. Thanks and credit go to JTtheOG and Onel5969 who join Rosguill in repeating in the top 10 from last year. Thanks to John B123, Hughesdarren, and Mccapra who all got the NPR permission this year and joined the top 10. Also new to the top ten is DannyS712 bot III, programmed by DannyS712 which has helped to dramatically reduce the number of redirects that have needed human patrolling by patrolling certain types of redirects (e.g. for differences in accents) and by also patrolling editors who are on on the redirect whitelist.

Rank Username Num reviews Log
1 DannyS712 bot III (talk) 67,552 Patrol Page Curation
2 Rosguill (talk) 63,821 Patrol Page Curation
3 John B123 (talk) 21,697 Patrol Page Curation
4 Onel5969 (talk) 19,879 Patrol Page Curation
5 JTtheOG (talk) 12,901 Patrol Page Curation
6 Mcampany (talk) 9,103 Patrol Page Curation
7 DragonflySixtyseven (talk) 6,401 Patrol Page Curation
8 Mccapra (talk) 4,918 Patrol Page Curation
9 Hughesdarren (talk) 4,520 Patrol Page Curation
10 Utopes (talk) 3,958 Patrol Page Curation
Reviewer of the Year

John B123 has been named reviewer of the year for 2020. John has held the permission for just over 6 months and in that time has helped cut into the queue by reviewing more than 18,000 articles. His talk page shows his efforts to communicate with users, upholding NPP's goal of nurturing new users and quality over quantity.

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This Month in GLAM: November 2020





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  • AfLIA Wikipedia in African Libraries report: Launch of Wikipedia in African Libraries Project Pilot Cohort
  • Brazil report: Accessibility through audio descriptions, GLAM tutorials, WikidataCon 2021 and more updates on Brazilian GLAMs
  • Canada report: Taking a tour of CAPACOA workshops and some recent example sets from commons
  • Germany report: German symphony orchestra releases audio samples under free license
  • India report: Re-licensing of content on water & rivers in India
  • Indonesia report: #WikiSejarah WPWP Campaign
  • Netherlands report: Wikipedia and Education, Funding granted for two projects in 2021, KB completes collection highlights project
  • Serbia report: GLAM in Serbia makes important steps in the digitization of cultural heritage
  • Spain report: Edit-a-thons on women scientists and painters
  • Sweden report: Music, UNESCO and Wikidata
  • UK report: Hundreds of Khalili images
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I tried to give 2021 a good start by updating the QAI project topics. Please check and correct, - did you know that - at four years - you belong to the project's "older" active members? For moar private "happy new year" see here. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:37, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

Will check that out, Gerda Arendt! I didn’t know that, either; I know I’m not around here often these days, but it’s made me rather happy that I’ve been part of something for that long. I certainly feel like I’m getting older too, what with the lockdown situation here! Hope all is well with you? Patient Zerotalk 01:52, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. My health is fine - different from when you joined - but a dear friend's isn't. She had surgery yesterday. That's all I'd say in a public place. If you check out the list of RD you see it beginning with a friend whose article I felt I had to write on the occasion, and his wife died last year. Their DYK was one of the funniest I made. - I need the list of psalms a lot - help from thousands of years ago ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:49, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
No worries Gerda - I’m glad you’re doing OK, though I am terribly sorry to hear of your friend and send my condolences regarding your friend’s wife. If you’re able to, please send them my well-wishes. Indeed, I believe it’s safe to say that support can come from quite literally anywhere - even if said support is from a historic source. Sometimes that’s what’s needed. :) Patient Zerotalk 19:07, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

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