Personal note edit

Hi Primefac, I'd just like to say, on a personal level, that I'm sincerely sorry for letting you down in my recent actions, and that I'll always be thankful for your granting of template permissions six years ago, since which I've made hundreds of edits in that namespace, almost entirely without issue. It's been a challenging time for me personally, and while this isn't an excuse, it has impacted my abilities, which is why I'm considering taking some time off, especially in template space. I assure you that every edit I've made was with the best intentions. I value the templates project deeply, and I hope that I'm able to prove that to you in the future. ‑‑Neveselbert (talk · contribs · email) 16:50, 6 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the note. I will say that I never like having to get to the point of removing (or asking for opinions on removing) someone's permissions, especially for something like TPE where we need as many good editors as we can get. You're not a bad template editor, and I know that you've always acted in good faith. Hopefully this is just a bump in the metaphorical road. Primefac (talk) 17:54, 6 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reminder edit

Hey, just a reminder to complete the work at Template talk:Copyvio-revdel (as you might have forgotten) —Matrix(!) (a good person!)[Citation not needed at all; thank you very much] 16:58, 7 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WP:F5 was adjusted a few weeks ago. Primefac (talk) 21:08, 7 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah, but I can't find the new template that should correlate to it. —Matrix(!) (a good person!)[Citation not needed at all; thank you very much] 17:48, 8 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I assume you're referring to {{Overwritten revdel}}. Primefac (talk) 18:31, 8 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Cheers —Matrix(!) (a good person!)[Citation not needed at all; thank you very much] 20:15, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

BLP edit

Hi! Found you through the 'recently active admins' page. There's some dispute about some unsourced BLP-related content at Talk:Tim Hunt I have been trying to remove,[1] that could do with a quiet look over from an admin.

  NVM, some sources have now been produced. Bon courage (talk) 12:31, 8 February 2024 (UTC); amended Bon courage (talk) 13:26, 8 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No worries, I unfortunately had a few things to prioritise over this. Glad to see it's been sorted. Primefac (talk) 13:38, 8 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Regarding an edit to Paper Mario edit

Hey Primefac, this isn't a big deal whatsoever since this edit was almost two years ago now, but I just don't like knowing that it's there; many people on Twitter saw this revision and posted about it when it was at TFA, and this is one of my favorite works on the site. I was wondering if it was justifiable to have an old revision or two deleted? I may be more sensitive than others but I feel it passes RD2 of WP:CRD.

This is the revision in question, and you don't need to scroll down to know what they did. The revision two prior to this one also has a gross copy-paste in its edit summary, although I'm not sure if it's possible to redact that. If it doesn't meet the criteria and this is traditional vandalism (although I've never seen worse haha) I understand. Panini! 🥪 03:49, 11 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Also, I'm not too sure if you're the best person to reach out to for this stuff, but you once redacted something on my user page when I first started so you came to mind when I think of this type of issue. Panini! 🥪 03:53, 11 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done. I am genuinely amazed that a TFA page (and an FA at that!) managed to get that level of vandalism without the content being RD'd. Primefac (talk) 07:36, 12 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks @Primefac! And sorry for the inconvenience, but now I can sleep easy at night. Panini! 🥪 17:33, 12 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Always willing to help :-) Primefac (talk) 19:05, 12 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Hanni7 edit

Hey, can you take a look at User:Hanni7? It seems they only edits they do is add spam links to some beauty site, go away for a week and repeat. Gonnym (talk) 20:01, 11 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blocked. Primefac (talk) 07:37, 12 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry edit

I just want to apologize for my overtly aggressive reaction to Lightburst's oppose and I see why you saw the need to revert it. It won't happen again. Brat Forelli🦊 13:51, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No worries. Primefac (talk) 13:56, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, thanks for having integrity Primefac. I would like to restore my support for the candidate when the struck oppose vote is restored. Sadly now another oppose voter has surfaced and it is for the same reason. Maybe if we unstrike the first oppose we can restore the integrity of the election. Lightburst (talk) 17:20, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you! edit

  The Bureaucrat's Barnstar
Thanks for all you do in this role! DanCherek (talk) 00:27, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! Primefac (talk) 06:39, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Front Street office buildings edit

Hi there! In this edit to the Front Street office buildings article, your bot accidentally removed the --> from the end of a URL, which caused part of the article and its categories from being viewed. I don't know if there's a way to prevent this in the future, but I thought I'd let you know. Thanks, and happy editing! GoingBatty (talk) 07:07, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Uh.... maybe? I'm not sure if the regex can get that granular, and if this isn't just a GIGO issue, but I'll have a think. I do feel like there are some minor code fixes that I need to do (the order of the tracking variables matters, for some reason) so I'll add that to my list of debugs. Primefac (talk) 08:05, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Module:Country alias edit

Hello! Can you see regarding the Latvian country alias module and communicate with the Latvian user who has created this module?. I see that they use a old version of the module long before the new one was created. Can you communicate with the Latvian user and see how you can do it. 80.212.168.110 (talk) 10:39, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't speak Latvian so any language changes between the two versions will be well beyond my comprehension. Primefac (talk) 14:54, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Editor of the Week Banner Help edit

Can you please take a look at Wikipedia:WikiProject Editor Retention/Editor of the Week/Hall of Fame/2024-02-18. I have no idea why it won't load! Thanks as always! Buster Seven Talk (UTC) 12:44, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wrong bracket type, should be good now. Primefac (talk) 14:53, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Portal German Empire edit

I was pointed to you as someone who might be able to resolve this following your comment on Explicits talk page re Portal World War II. Currently there are a lot of entries in Category:Portal templates with redlinked portals for German Colonial countries following the deletion of Portal German empire. These are through templates so I am unable to resolve them. I think a link to German Empire needs to be removed from the templates(s) or changed to Portal Germany. Possibly there is also a link to non existent countries causing the problem. Can you help? Lyndaship (talk) 13:48, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh, right, there was no followup so it slipped off my radar. I've got cleanup running now. Primefac (talk) 15:39, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I made an edit to {{YearInCountryPortalBox/make}} that should clear many pages from Category:Portal templates with redlinked portals automatically. BHG sure left some messes behind. I hope when I eventually leave WP people do not say the same about me. – Jonesey95 (talk) 16:19, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh good, thanks for that. I started digging into the yearboxes and gave up. Primefac (talk) 16:38, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Jonesey95 has successfully sorted the German empire portal problem. I noticed that your bot removed all links to Portal World War II, can you do the same for Portal World War I which was also recently deleted? I also noticed that the bot removed links on pages other than mainspace and Category - I'm not sure if this is desirable as it will ruin old discussions Lyndaship (talk) 07:01, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The bot only removed links that were being generated from the {{portal}} family of templates. It did not remove any direct links (e.g. Portal:World War II). Primefac (talk) 07:11, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok this was mentioned to me as a questionable edit Lyndaship (talk) 07:19, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Family name hatnote edit

Hi, I just dropped by to thank you for adding the medieval Family Name Hatnote, and I see the thread has disappeared into your archive. It's working well, so thanks for that. If you have a moment for a minor correction, the word "is" appears twice in the template, and strictly speaking once would be enough ;-). But that's a detail the wikignomes will fix anyway. Thanks again for helping out. Doric Loon (talk) 14:01, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Will take a look. Primefac (talk) 15:17, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Fixed now. Thanks again! Doric Loon (talk) 09:37, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Amhara people edit

Hi, can you help in an a edit dispute in the page of the Amhara people? 2A02:6680:1108:D0A3:38A7:B868:B8BC:3320 (talk) 08:58, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It looks like a third opinion has been given, so hopefully the issue can be resolved. Primefac (talk) 07:08, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deleted material from Draft:Warren C. Trenchard edit

I would like an explanation for why you deleted a large amount of material from the draft page noted above. The log mentioned copyright issues. What are the copyright issues? I know of none. Everything was properly referenced.I would like to have had a head-up before you did this and have had an opportunity to discuss whatever concerns you had. This is, after all, merely a draft article, not a public piece. What is even worse, I can't seem to even recover or examine what you deleted. This is unacceptable.Wctrenchard (talk) 20:58, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The copyright issue is that copying directly from an external source to Wikipedia is a copyright violation, especially when the page in question is marked as Copyright © 2024 Warren C. Trenchard. You were given the heads up, and have engaged in multiple discussions about the matter, so this really should not come as a surprise. That being said, administrators are not required to discuss copyright violations before they are removed, as they need to be removed immediately. Primefac (talk) 07:14, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What specifically are the copyright infringements?Wctrenchard (talk) 07:28, 23 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The text was copied directly from your website. Primefac (talk) 07:39, 23 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bible Gateway template edit

Hi. I see that your bot has replaced the old Bible Gateway access template, bibleref2, with the Oremus one (bibleverse), which is till working, but MUCH poorer. This happened after B.Gtw. discontinued acces via Wiki template, so I thought: maybe you know what happened? And, more importantly: can that be reversed? They have so many different translations to choose from, there was a trick how to avoid repeating the name of the biblical book but still link to the verse number, and, and, and. Lightyears better.

If it was a Wiki decision, how can we try to reverse it? If it was BG's, maybe we can still negotiate something?

Thank you! Arminden (talk) 12:28, 22 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There was a TFD about the template family that resulted in everything being merged to {{bibleverse}}. All of the options that were previously available in the various templates, including avoiding the book name and linking to Bible Gateway, are still available and described in the Examples and List of versions. If anything is lacking or otherwise not seeming to work correctly, please post on the template talk page so that it can be sorted out. Primefac (talk) 12:35, 22 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Accusation by IP editor edit

I need either your help, (or a talk page stalker's help) with deciding how I should proceed with an IP editor who I've only dealt with on one occasion who has accused my character publicly on an article's talk page.

I reverted an IP February 18th on the basis that their edit was puffery/vandalism here as "He [Vyacheslav Molotov] is considered to be one of the greatest diplomats in history" is non-neutral language and triggers "according to whom" questions. "Anderson" is not a clear or understood reference. I warned them as vandalism L2.

I'm not comfortable with their public accusations of me and my character on the article's talk page, especially since it was our only interaction.

Their complaint on their talk page, while also a bit forward, is not as problematic and is tolerable (but close).

How shall I proceed if any? And is the article talk page section problematic and valid for a revdel removal request?

Thanks, Zinnober9 (talk) 03:11, 23 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I wouldn't have given them a vandalism warning, because that's not vandalism, but that's neither here nor there (though I do agree the "Legacy" section doesn't say that specifically so it should be removed). Being accused of having bias on something like this is not really surprising, though. Just engage in a neutral and non-threatening manner and you'll be fine. Angry people are more than capable of digging themselves into holes without help from others. Primefac (talk) 07:17, 23 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I read it as them adding Puffery without a valid source. Briefly wondered if they were quoting themselves. Seems I read their intent wrong. I'll neutrally reply and hope things go well. Thank you for the words of wisdom, and giving a third party view of this. I appreciate this. Zinnober9 (talk) 03:52, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A cookie for you! edit

  Thanks for teaching me about the adjective definition of myriad in that undo! - Master of Hedgehogs (converse) (hate that hedgehog!) 21:05, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! Any time. Primefac (talk) 21:06, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And a glass of milk.
 
Thanks for all you do around here Primefac! S0091 (talk) 21:35, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! I was needing that. Primefac (talk) 07:29, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]