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Your redirect of Internexus English Language School back to Regent CollegeEdit

Hi,

I'm with Internexus Los Angeles. We discovered that the Internexus English Language School wikipeida page had been set to redirect to Regents College in the UK. We operated a campus of our ESL school at Regents for several years but that relationship is no longer active.

We revised the page to give current info about our network but it keeps getting reset to the prior redirect to Regents.

Just fyi, technically this redirect is a trademark violation since we own Internexus as a registered mark for our network of English Language Schools.

How can we prevent this from happenign in the future?

Thansk Internexus Los Angekes — Preceding unsigned comment added by Internexus Los Angeles (talkcontribs) 16:19, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

@Internexus Los Angeles: Well for starters the username you picked is a violation of the username policy here, see WP:ORGNAME. Secondly, you must disclose any paid editing, see WP:PAID, your conflict of interest is already quite clear. And if you have any issues with the content then use the article's talk page and raise your concerns there. Shellwood (talk) 16:30, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

Looking for help with fair-use image tagEdit

Hello, I uploaded File:The 35th Annual National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Suncoast Chapter Emmy Award Winners.pdf to Wikipedia. This is a list of the NATAS Suncoast Chatper Emmy Award Winners in 2011. This list is so important. The Suncoast Chapter does not archive before 2013. They gave me this list via Facebook Messenger. I have reached a stopping point in the process of uploading the file. Would you please consider helping me with this file with a fair-use image tag? I need the help. Thank you,--Wyn.junior (talk) 17:40, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

Question about the link removed from List of DVD authoring applicationsEdit

Hi Shellwood. I rarely log in Wikipedia, so just receive your message. Thanks for the noting. But is there any problem with the link I added before? I used that freeware WinX DVD Author (if I remember correctly) once and thought it is a kind of DVD authoring software. So I add it to the the page List of DVD authoring applications. And because it is free, I thought it would be ok to leave a link.

Anyway, I just want to know if it violates some regulations of Wikipedia or not, so that I could be more careful about my editing hereafter. Thanks!--u say it best when u say nothing at all (talk) 04:07, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Burmese CatEdit

What was wrong here? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmese_cat Psypherium (talk) 12:15, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

@Psypherium: Fixed, sorry about that! Shellwood (talk) 12:19, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

It's ok. :) I hope you have a good day. :) Psypherium (talk) 12:21, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Fat fingerEdit

Sorry, that was an accidental reversion. Was aiming for “thank” when network latency caused a shift on my screen. Peaceray (talk) 17:06, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

@Peaceray: No need to be sorry these things happen, cheers! Shellwood (talk) 17:09, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

John GacyEdit

Due to the almost daily vandalism this page receives, don't you think it should be afforded protection status indefinitely?

Yeah I agree, a request has been made. Shellwood (talk) 01:04, 2 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, Shellwood. Sorry to contact you out of the blue like this. I have no evidence to back up what I am about to write, but I have noticed a vast increase in vandalism on, particularly, true crime Wiki. articles over the last few months from random IP addresses, new accounts and accounts very seldom used over the years but, lo and behold, suddenly becoming active again to vandalize and am becoming increasingly convinced it is the same person or small group of people responsible. I could be wrong, but there you go. Regards, --Kieronoldham (talk) 01:14, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

My apologiesEdit

Hello Shellwood,


I’m a Dutch teacher and I teach study skills (and Dutch and drama) to my students (13/14 years old). Most of them go to Wikipedia to find information for reports or presentations. I wanted to show them the reliability of Wikipedia as a source. That’s why I placed myself in a few pages. I fully intended to delete everything after today, since I had my last class about this subject today. I’m sorry for your inconvenience.

Kind regards,

Nelleke Schoo Jufned (talk) 19:01, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) You disrupted Wikipedia to illustrate a point. This is functionally equivalent to smashing open a car door to prove its security. Please do not do that ever again. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 17:18, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
Why do the words "pinch" and "salt" come to mind here? I'll say no more...--Kieronoldham (talk) 02:39, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Building ownership: Anup Mandal, Government Company, anupmandalcom.wordpress.comEdit

Hi, I see you've reverted of couple of this fools edits, but just to make you aware they are dong it across multiple buildings and multiple IPv6 ranges.

2405:204:E40D:C760:*
2405:204:E380:A4F:* all three blocked yesterday

Keep up the good work :) Cheers KylieTastic (talk) 10:43, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

AdminshipEdit

Hi Shellwood. As you probably know, I occasionally wander round talk pages thinking "I wonder who'd be a good RfA candidate in future"? In your case, you do a lot of anti-vandalism, much of which I notice, and having seen you be "first on the scene" at main page disruption several times, you would make good use of the block button. However, the obvious problem is while I might be able to be convinced to do a free pass on "Why admins should create content" under the right circumstances (eg: Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Cyberpower678 2), many editors won't, and that's where things will get tricky. I wonder if Oshwah has any further advice? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 17:21, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Candidates passing an RFA citing their recent changes patrolling and anti-vandalism work as the basis of their experience and the need for the tools is very rare. While having a high degree of demonstrated experience in recent changes patrolling is a great thing to see in an RFA candidate, that experience alone is almost never seen as sufficient enough for an RFA to pass. Participants in the RFA process don't just want to see a "good vandal fighter" but with little or low experience to show in other places; they want to see someone who has a great talent in an area that's necessary and essential on Wikipedia, but also someone who has well-rounded experience in many pre-requisite areas and projects: A good CSD log record and with little amount of declines, a good AFD record that shows mostly green across the board when the stats page is opened, and the participation and experience in other places and areas around Wikipedia. While the lack of article creation and expansion experience isn't a deal breaker to most participants depending on your answers to the questions in your RFA application, it is a deal breaker to a significant number of editors who believe that at least some experience is essential. I can say that a good group of support votes in my last RFA cited my article creation and expansion experience (the two articles I helped bring to GA status) as being part of their personal criteria. I hope that the information I've detailed here provides a good insight on my observations with RFA candidates in this area. If I can be of further assistance with anything else, please don't hesitate to let me know. :-) Cheers - ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 17:49, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

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Please comment on Talk:Vietnam WarEdit

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The Signpost: 30 April 2019Edit

A goat for you!Edit

Removing vandalism is often a thankless job, but thank you for defending those who cannot defend themselves, such as the inimitable Mr. Snuffleupagus.

‡ Єl Cid of ᐺalencia ᐐT₳LKᐬ 12:47, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

@El cid, el campeador: Thanks a million! I shall slaughter the goat this weekend. Shellwood (talk) 13:52, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

A year ago ...
 
reverting vandalism
... you were recipient
no. 1928 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:33, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:QizilbashEdit

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NPR Newsletter No.18Edit

Hello Shellwood,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

Niharika Kohli, a product manager for the growth team, announced that work is underway in implementing improvements to New Page Patrol as part of the 2019 Community Wishlist and suggests all who are interested watch the project page on meta. Two requested improvements have already been completed. These are:

  • Allow filtering by no citations in page curation
  • Not having CSD and PRODs automatically marked as reviewed, reflecting current consensus among reviewers and current Twinkle functionality.
Reliable Sources for NPP

Rosguill has been compiling a list of reliable sources across countries and industries that can be used by new page patrollers to help judge whether an article topic is notable or not. At this point further discussion is needed about if and how this list should be used. Please consider joining the discussion about how this potentially valuable resource should be developed and used.

Backlog drive coming soon

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I would like present you with ....Edit

  CVU Anti-Vandalism Award
For your outstanding and tireless efforts fighting vandalism. You are truly an inspiration. If I ever see you in RfA, I would consider it an honour to cast a vote in your favour. Regards, Guywan (talk) 21:45, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
@Guywan: Thank you very much for the award and those kind words. Shellwood (talk) 07:15, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

NoticeEdit

  There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is MOS:ETHNICITY on articles about Polish Jews. Jayjg (talk) 20:04, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Apparently you scare the kidsEdit

In a good way, though: Help Students Evaluate Wikipedia as a 21st Century Research Skill. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 11:59, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Well I welcome discussions like that, hopefully an awareness of how things function here will come out of that. Shellwood (talk) 20:02, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 May 2019Edit

Please comment on Talk:Casualties of the Iraq WarEdit

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NoticeEdit

  There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is User:Tareksa: NOTHERE?. Jayjg (talk) 12:38, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Phil Anselmo EditEdit

Wanting to know why what i edited was reverted? Its irrelevant information being used to try and tarnish the legacy of a man whose done more for this world than most people could ever dream of. Its a bunch of he said she said commie bullshit and it needs to go. Juiceman7602 (talk) 03:46, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

oopsEdit

i dont know how to correctly edit wikipedia article Alternative for Sweden, can you please help me? 185.135.184.81 (talk) 14:41, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

You can preview your changes before saving them, use the show preview button at the end of the page. I can't see anything wrong with the article and I restored the electoral results you published, with a reference. Thank you for your work on it. Shellwood (talk) 21:05, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Discussion on scope of the "Sailing ship" articleEdit

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Sailing ship#Scope?, regarding what should be included in the article. You'll find a proposed outline, there. Cheers, HopsonRoad (talk) 12:36, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:List of most visited museumsEdit

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Smiley AwardEdit

Feel free to place this award on your user page, as a token of appreciation for your contributions. If you’re willing to help spread the good cheer to others, please see the project page for the Random Smiley Award at: User:Elipongo/SmileyAward

  In the interest of promoting good cheer and bonhomie, you are hereby granted the coveted:
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New Page Review newsletter July-August 2019Edit

Hello Shellwood,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

More new features are being added to the feed, including the important red alert for previously deleted pages. This will only work if it is selected in your filters. Best is to 'select all'. Do take a moment to check out all the new features if you have not already done so. If anything is not working as it should, please let us know at NPR. There is now also a live queue of AfC submissions in the New Pages Feed. Feel free to review AfCs, but bear in mind that NPP is an official process and policy and is more important.

QUALITY of REVIEWING

Articles are still not always being checked thoroughly enough. If you are not sure what to do, leave the article for a more experienced reviewer. Please be on the alert for any incongruities in patrolling and help your colleagues where possible; report patrollers and autopatrolled article creators who are ostensibly undeclared paid editors. The displayed ORES alerts offer a greater 'at-a-glance' overview, but the new challenges in detecting unwanted new content and sub-standard reviewing do not necessarily make patrolling any easier, nevertheless the work may have a renewed interest factor of a different kind. A vibrant community of reviewers is always ready to help at NPR.

Backlog

The backlog is still far too high at between 7,000 and 8,000. Of around 700 user rights holders, 80% of the reviewing is being done by just TWO users. In the light of more and more subtle advertising and undeclared paid editing, New Page Reviewing is becoming more critical than ever.

Move to draft

NPR is triage, it is not a clean up clinic. This move feature is not limited to bios so you may have to slightly re-edit the text in the template before you save the move. Anything that is not fit for mainspace but which might have some promise can be draftified - particularly very poor English and machine and other low quality translations.

Notifying users

Remember to use the message feature if you are just tagging an article for maintenance rather than deletion. Otherwise articles are likely to remain perma-tagged. Many creators are SPA and have no intention of returning to Wikipedia. Use the feature too for leaving a friendly note note for the author of a first article you found well made or interesting. Many have told us they find such comments particularly welcoming and encouraging.

PERM

Admins are now taking advantage of the new time-limited user rights feature. If you have recently been accorded NPR, do check your user rights to see if this affects you. Depending on your user account preferences, you may receive automated notifications of your rights changes. Requests for permissions are not mini-RfAs. Helpful comments are welcome if absolutely necessary, but the bot does a lot of the work and the final decision is reserved for admins who do thorough research anyway.

Other news

School and academic holidays will begin soon in various places around the Western world. Be on the lookout for the usual increase in hoax, attack, and other junk pages.

Our next newsletter might be announcing details of a possible election for co-ordinators of NPR. If you think you have what it takes to micro manage NPR, take a look at New Page Review Coordinators - it's a job that requires a lot of time and dedication.


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The June 2019 Signpost is out!Edit

Please comment on Talk:List of airliner shootdown incidentsEdit

Your edit on Napoleon IIIEdit

Hi. In your recent edit to the article Napoleon III, you reverted an edit by 159.86.134.30 (talk · contribs) who in turn was was reverting an edit by 2.92.126.42 (talk · contribs). 2.92.126.42 (talk · contribs) was engaged in an edit war. I assume you didn't notice because you were using huggle, but I thought you would like to know since your reversion was subsequently reverted. Thanks.---- Work permit (talk) 18:42, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:List of concentration and internment campsEdit

The Signpost: 31 July 2019Edit

Please comment on Talk:People's Mujahedin of IranEdit

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PicturesEdit

I just got a Wikipedia account, I noticed that the picture of Downtown of Tekamah was missing, I attempted to add a picture into it, but it didn't work. How do I add a picture? Kaiser Wilhelm II (Germany is awesome) (talk) 03:30, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

@Kaiser Wilhelm II (Germany is awesome): This will help you: WP:UPIMAGE, however since your account isnt autoconfirmed yet you can ask for assistance here WP:FFU. Make sure you do not violate any copyrights and use a proper filename. Shellwood (talk) 06:43, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Ivy’s ivanovicEdit

Please kindly edit back in info on Ilya assistant Charles Carrington Campbell. You have deleted vital information and making this article in complete. As a professor of history of science And ethic we rely on Wikipedia for quick referencing and hopping Wikipedia has for a long while becoming a fake and a very unreliable site for students research due to inexperienced research my by people unable to find info. Charles Carrington Campbell and Ivanovic work is in life science Cambridge Edinburgh other universities. So please don’t remove our Edinburgh university’s article Thank you Kirbylufc (talk) 03:03, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

@Kirbylufc: Please dont add unsourced material into articles, find a source to support your claims and you cant base your contributions here on what you have seen on television. Shellwood (talk) 10:56, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

LTA at UAAEdit

I've indeffed your friend. Thanks for your attention. Bishonen | talk 13:57, 18 August 2019 (UTC).

@Bishonen: Anytime, cheers! Shellwood (talk) 14:08, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:White genocide conspiracy theoryEdit

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