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Looks like Bits + Bytes was delivered twice this month FYI. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 14:31, 10 September 2020 (UTC)

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The log backs that up, too. Sam Walton (talk) 14:35, 10 September 2020 (UTC)

Talk:Frankfurt_School#RfC:_Split_(2020)Edit

If you are going to change the target per consensus, then you might as well close the RFC. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯MJLTalk 15:29, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

@MJL: Fair point, done. Sam Walton (talk) 15:34, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

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U1 in name onlyEdit

Hi! User:JPxG/Simping may have technically been eligible for U1, but it was in that user's userspace only because they had just moved it there from mainspace. I assume it's an IAR case of getting rid of something that would have been eligible for a different CSD anyway, but it certainly looks like a fishy way of doing IAR. – Uanfala (talk) 14:34, 22 December 2020 (UTC)

@Uanfala: Could you clarify the issue here? JPxG had asked me (off-wiki) to delete the page and tagged it with a CSD template. The page history was only a page move log and a redirect template - living there only as a technicality of some page moves. G7 might have been technically the more accurate criterion but it seemed much of a muchness to me. Sam Walton (talk) 14:56, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
@Uanfala: So this is what happened: I wrote a draft in my userspace at User:JPxG/Simp and, when it was finished enough to be an article, intended to move-over-redirect to Simp, since that had only ever been a redirect template. But I found I couldn't do that, since the redirect creation and the {{rcat shell}} addition were separate edits. So I figured I'd move that page to somewhere in my userspace, and in the process of doing so, create a single-revision redirect at its original title, which I'd be able to move the page over. My thinking was that it'd be easier if I figured out a way to do the thing that didn't necessitate sysop involvement... but needless to say, this did not work, so there ended up being a whopping three pages to CSD and I did have to ask for help, lol. In retrospect, of course, it would have been much easier to simply just histmerge the two articles. jp×g 15:03, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
JPxG, I don't see the need for a histmerge here, as the two pages had unrelated histories. The simplest way to move the page would have been to ask for it at WP:RMT, or if any CSD criterion were to be used that would have been WP:G6 on the redirect blocking the move. Samwalton9, the issue is that WP:U1 doesn't apply to pages that a user has moved into their userspace (Pages which have previously been moved are only eligible if all previous titles were in the user's userspace). WP:G7 wouldn't have applied either, as they weren't the creator of the redirect (and G7 doesn't apply to the automatically created redirect after a move). Another, unrelated, issue is that the existence of a dab page at this title was the result of a discussion, so probably shouldn't have been moved away without another discussion. – Uanfala (talk) 15:28, 22 December 2020 (UTC)

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Books & Bytes - Issue 42Edit

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Le Coucher de la MariéeEdit

Hi Sam, since you added the relevant text (and uploaded the relevant newspaper article!) to this page, I just thought I'd let you know that the article was subject to some vandalism in 2018 by a long-term problem user, among other things changing a year from 1996 to 1960, which I've just undone. I also fixed the incorrect year in the translation at the Chinese Wikipedia. I've been following up on edits by this vandal; I didn't think they were quite *that* sneaky, until now. Graham87 16:09, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

@Graham87: Thanks for the heads up! That is sneaky :) Sam Walton (talk) 16:17, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

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Hi Sam, just checking whether you received the ping at Headbomb's talk page? (section "Identifying retracted papers") Thanks, Sunrise (talk) 02:13, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

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Books & Bytes – Issue 42Edit

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A barnstar for you!Edit

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Administrators' newsletter – April 2021Edit

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  • Following a request for comment, F7 (invalid fair-use claim) subcriterion a has been deprecated; it covered immediate deletion of non-free media with invalid fair-use tags.
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19:39, 5 April 2021 (UTC)


Userfy ArticleEdit

You had previously deleted an article. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Rebecca_Trussell I was wondering if you can userfy it for me. I found that the individual is a bit more significant than previously thought. You would have to look at her married name Rebecca Scott and Becky Scott and Becky Trussell. https://www.judoinside.com/judoka/48163/Rebecca_Trussell/judo-career https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambo_at_the_1983_Pan_American_Games https://judo-inside.com/judoka/48041/Rebecca_Scott/judo-career http://media.usja.net/growing-judo/GrowingJudo2006_08.pdf https://www.google.com/books/edition/Swimming_World_and_Junior_Swimmer/44NYAAAAYAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=Becky+scott+sambo&dq=Becky+scott+sambo&printsec=frontcover https://www.google.com/books/edition/InfoAAU/bJ0aAQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=Becky+scott+judo&dq=Becky+scott+judo&printsec=frontcover BlackAmerican (talk) 04:04, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

@BlackAmerican: User:BlackAmerican/Rebecca Trussell :) Sam Walton (talk) 09:37, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2021Edit

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Wikipedia Library IRCEdit

I do requests for sources on the Wikipedia Library and was wondering if you could voice me on the IRC channel. I use the name bop34 (note that the B in Bop34 is not capitalized). Sorry if this was a bad way to get in touch. You talk page seemed to be the easiest one. bop34talkcontribs 17:06, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

@Bop34: I had honestly more-or-less forgotten about the TWL IRC channel. Is it active at all? Sam Walton (talk) 12:54, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
Not very much as far as I know. I'm not on it much. I thought it would useful to have it on the server should it become more active though. bop34talkcontribs 16:53, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

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LTAEdit

Hello, sorry to bother you. Can you please block Qwerty the Ditry- LTA Evlekis. --Ashleyyoursmile! 09:30, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

They have been blocked. Ashleyyoursmile! 09:46, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

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Books & Bytes – Issue 43Edit

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