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Species and orphan tagsEdit

I have removed the orphan tag you placed on Aplocheilus kirchmayeri. It is my understanding that orphan tags are not appropriate for articles on species because they will always be linked to other articles according to their place in the taxonomic tree. As Aplocheilus kirchmayeri is a member of the genus Aplocheilus the article for the genus links to the article for the species. They are also linked to by categories such as Category:Fish of India. Quetzal1964 (talk) 10:05, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

@Quetzal1964: This would appear to be the same issue as discussed under “AWB orphaning of article” above. Schwede66 16:58, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
It is indeed, thanks for the response. Quetzal1964 (talk) 17:13, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

Laszlo BartokEdit


I saw accidentally that there was this page on the rower László Bartók, for which I knew about his gold medal, that we still have in our family. I am his grand-son and would like some information on him or to understand why you created this article or if you a relative of him. Moreover in the history of your article, one contributor pretends to be her grand-niece. Unfortunately, it is not possible to send an email to her. I would like so much to get in contact with her. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alex Paris 1972 (talkcontribs) 17:39, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

@Alex Paris 1972: Thanks for your note. You will find that I have written quite a few rowing articles (1038 of them if my count is right). So no, there is no particular reason why I started your grandfather's article. You will further find that as of sometime last year, every Olympic rower now has a Wikipedia article. You'd need a bit of luck to get hold of the self-acclaimed grand-niece as that editor did not log in. All that's recorded is an IP address and that is not necessarily assigned to a specific internet connection, or it may be the IP address of a public library. Either way, when you look at that IP address' edit history you will find a lot of vandalism. It would appear that different people edit from the address. All you can do is leave a message on the relevant talk pages and see whether that person is happy to get in touch with you: go here and maybe also here (with the latter, you would have to ask a question in relation to improving the article as otherwise, you'd be breaching talk page protocol). With regards to the gold medal that your family holds, if you could take a photo of it and make it available to Wikipedia, I'd very much appreciate that. Schwede66 19:16, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 August 2019Edit

Category:Living people removalsEdit

Please read the first paragraph on the Category:Year of birth missing (living people) page - "It must appear in all such articles alongside Category:Living people, although it is not a subcategory of Category:Living people and cannot be used instead of that category or serve as a combination of both categories." --Bamyers99 (talk) 18:02, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

@Bamyers99: That was news to me. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. Schwede66 22:03, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2019).

  Administrator changes

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  CheckUser changes


  Oversight changes

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  Technical news

  • Editors using the mobile website on Wikipedia can opt-in to new advanced features via your settings page. This will give access to more interface links, special pages, and tools.
  • The advanced version of the edit review pages (recent changes, watchlist, and related changes) now includes two new filters. These filters are for "All contents" and "All discussions". They will filter the view to just those namespaces.



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Community Insights SurveyEdit

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New Page Review newsletter September-October 2019Edit

Hello Schwede66,


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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Thanks for keeping an eye on my talk page for me! -- Dolotta (talk) 20:59, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

What qualifies as a castle?Edit

How are there ten castles in New Zealand? this source only mentions two and Category:Castles of New Zealand only has two articles. The subcategory of historic homes may be misleading because historic homes are often cottages, not castles. There is a search result on google that says "Top 10 Best New Zealand Castles", but if you go to the website and click on, for example, castles in Kerikeri, the first entry is a mission station and the second entry is an Anglican church. Do you have a reference to verify that there are ten castles in New Zealand? I don't think old cottages, hotels or even large church buildings are technically castles. Thanks.-- (talk) 01:59, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I think that rather than Category:Castles of New Zealand you meant Category:Castles in New Zealand? --David Biddulph (talk) 02:07, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Reminder: Community Insights SurveyEdit

RMaung (WMF) 15:38, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 September 2019Edit

Ten years of editingEdit

  Hey, Schwede66. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
Chris Troutman (talk) 10:31, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

Invitation to join the Ten Year SocietyEdit

Dear Schwede66,

I'd like to extend a cordial invitation to you to join the Ten Year Society, an informal group for editors who've been participating in the Wikipedia project for ten years or more. ​

Best regards, Chris Troutman (talk) 10:31, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

Happy First edit day!Edit

  Happy First Edit Day, Schwede66, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day! PATH SLOPU 10:42, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – October 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2019).

  Guideline and policy news

  • Following a discussion, a new criterion for speedy category renaming was added: C2F: One eponymous article, which applies if the category contains only an eponymous article or media file, provided that the category has not otherwise been emptied shortly before the nomination. The default outcome is an upmerge to the parent categories.

  Technical news

  • As previously noted, tighter password requirements for Administrators were put in place last year. Wikipedia should now alert you if your password is less than 10 characters long and thus too short.



  • The Community Tech team has been working on a system for temporarily watching pages, and welcomes feedback.

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Reminder: Community Insights SurveyEdit

RMaung (WMF) 20:39, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

Your comment on en dashesEdit

Hi Schwede66, You recently edited a page with the comment "fixed dashes using a script User:HenryCrun15 you've done enough editing to know when to use endashes, haven't you?"

Thanks for the feedback, and I will endeavour to follow Wikipedia's style guide as closely as I can. Just a heads up, though, that this probably wasn't the politest way to phrase this. Perhaps, if you encounter a similar issue with an editor in the future, you could write something more like "Hi, [name], I notice you use hyphens for date ranges. Wikipedia's style guide [link] requires en dashes in date ranges. Thanks, [your name]."

Thanks for all your contributions in making Wikipedia the best resource it can be. HenryCrun15 (talk) 21:41, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

Feedback noted. Thanks; you are (of course) right. My apologies. Schwede66 21:57, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Lutz UlbrichEdit

Hello, Schwede66,

Welcome to Wikipedia! I edit here too, under the username Hughesdarren and it's nice to meet you :-)

I wanted to let you know that I have tagged Lutz Ulbrich for deletion, because it doesn't appear to contain any encyclopedic content. You may find our guide for writing quality articles to be extremely informative.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top. If the page is already deleted by the time you come across this message and you wish to retrieve the deleted material, please contact the deleting administrator.

For any further query, please leave a comment here and prepend it with {{Re|Hughesdarren}}. And, don't forget to sign your reply with ~~~~ . Thanks!

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Hughesdarren (talk) 10:22, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

Oops, my bad. Should have read the revision history... Hughesdarren (talk) 10:25, 7 October 2019 (UTC)
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