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For your help with April 21, 2005 Stubsensor cleanup project you are hereby given the Stubsensor award.
I hereby award you the RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar for your heroic efforts in repairing and repelling the Willy on Wheels vandal — Bratschetalk 5 pillars (KC)
This PSY is awarded for being polite, courteous, and extremely helpful to myself and other users, and as such bieng a blessing for good mental health. Awarded by PhatePunk 22:35, 15 March 2006 (UTC)
For your excellent contributions to Wikipedia - it is those little things that make all the difference :-) --HappyCamper 20:02, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
I am giving you this banner star for all of your work at WP:RFD - Tideflat (talk) 01:58, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
The Redirect Barnstar
is hereby awarded to Thryduulf for all the work put into contributing at Redirects for Discussion and maintaining the navigational parts of the project. Quiet background work that very few see, yet it has a great effect on the projects readers! Thanks for your work in the area, Taelus (talk) 23:22, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
The Redirect Barnstar
is hereby awarded to you, Thryduulf, for closing nearly an entire page of discussions, but more importantly, for all of the other thankless jobs that you do. Arbitrarily0 (talk) 21:26, 5 August 2011 (UTC)
I'd like to echo these thanks, as I think we are some of the only admins who set foot in RfD these days :P. Thanks for helping with the backlog, all the best. --Taelus (talk) 13:44, 6 August 2011 (UTC)
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Fair and Helpful
Thank you so much for helping me with an article (I'm a beginner.) I have no idea what I'm doing but you helped to keep my article up after it was deleted. You also checked back up on it when the references were deleted, I just checked and saw you even helped me on listing them too, I wasn't sure how to do that either. Anyway, thank you. :] Ohthegunsofbrixton (talk) 18:33, 4 August 2011 (UTC)
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The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
For exhibiting rational judgement on a certain list which caused considerable overreaction and worse case scenario concerns. ♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 19:07, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
The Redirect Barnstar
Thanks for your (re)-explanation of why it [the Selby Wall redirect] was pointing where it was and why it should point to where it's now pointing Tonywalton Talk 00:11, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
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The Redirect Barnstar
I hereby award User:Thryduulf this shiny Redirect Barnstar for their excellent work at WP:RFD. Lenticel (talk) 08:57, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
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The Technical Barnstar
For your unfailing patience and kindness dealing with VisualEditor related problems and the users struggling with them :). (also for the fantastic car analogy). Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 13:00, 5 July 2013 (UTC)
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The Original Barnstar
I appreciate I already gave you a barnstar for it, but I've just looked at the feedback page for the first time since stepping off my flight, and wow: you deserve another one :). Thanks for all you've done for the VE project thus far. Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 21:59, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
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The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
For sterling work above and beyond the call of duty at WP:VE/F. You're always there, logging defects, updating replies and always with politeness and calm. NtheP (talk) 09:51, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
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Precious

thinking of options
Thank you for quality pictures uploaded, for nominating to the news, for taking care of redirects and projects, for helpful proposals and thinking of options ("I can think of at least two options"), - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:34, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

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The Real Life Barnstar
Yay! You're here at the [Wikimedia UK] office! Katherine Bavage (WMUK) (talk) 15:27, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
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Survey King!
You put absolutely hours of work into [the WMUK Members' Survey] and I am so so grateful! Really looking forward to finding out what worked and what didn't and making the results useful to the chapter! Thank you so much! Katherine Bavage (WMUK) (talk) 12:14, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
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The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
Arbitration Committee cases are inherently complicated matters. That your analysis of the case resulted in a suggestion widely accepted by participants and arbitrators alike, demonstrates it to be a brilliant idea. Congratulations! MarshalN20 | Talk 14:51, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
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The Barnstar of Diplomacy
Y'know what...
...Here's a barnstar. Consider this a token of my appreciation, on behalf of the project as a whole, for your contributions to this RfC, and for summarising a horribly complicated discussion into something that people could understand (and which slightly lessened my headache in closing it!). HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:24, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
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The Special Barnstar
Thanks for the MASSIVE amount of work and time you put into the 2013 Membership Survey. It's really excellent and I hope its something [WMUK] builds on :-) Katherine Bavage (WMUK) (talk) 15:38, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
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The Real Life Barnstar
Thank you very much for all your hard work on Wikipedia Takes UCL last week. It was an event from which we've taken many lessons and I believe that a good number of people had a very positive experience from it thanks to you and the team you managed to coordinate. Here's to the next one! ToniSant (talk) 08:11, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
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The Real Life Barnstar
Chris, I'm indebted to you for your help at the Marjon event. Gil asked me to pass on her thanks in particular for your "excellent and clear explanations of the technical aspects of copyright". Next time I'm looking for helpers for an event, you'll be top of my list. Thanks again, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 23:21, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
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The Photographer's Barnstar
For your extra effort in providing photos for an article that another Wikipedian is working on. Exemplary teamwork! Face-smile.svg w.carter-Talk 17:12, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
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'The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
I've got to say, I've seen your comments about the place and you seem one of the more "rational observers" (if you'll pardon the pun) on the site. I think you have a good head on your shoulders. I wish others were like you! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:22, 24 October 2015 (UTC)
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The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Illegitimi non carborundum 7&6=thirteen () 17:17, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
The Redirect Barnstar

Your diligent work in the area of redirect categorization and improvement is duly recognized and greatly appreciated. You are truly one of the unsung heroes of Wikipedia, and we hope you continue to enjoy your improvement of this awesome encyclopedia! For your well-thought, detailed, and infuriatingly reasonable close here. Well done once again. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 13:32, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
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The Admin's Barnstar
Congratulations making WP:EFH legit. JudeccaXIII (talk) 18:13, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
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The Citation Barnstar
For your excellent work on Sean Hughes' biography. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 13:23, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

WP:PROFEdit

Look at proposed rewrite. Awkward42 (talk) [the alternate account of Thryduulf (talk)] 15:03, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Draft of WP:ProfEdit

As discussed, possible redraft of WP:Prof worth looking at. Battleofalma (talk) 15:11, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

I want to nominate some more Eubot redirects for deletion, but it would be too much workEdit

All pages beginning with "Guee" and about half beginning with "Guei" should be deleted; güe and güi in Spanish indicate that the u is pronounced. You might want to check some similar spellings (such as those beginning with "Aguee", of which there are 2). I don't have any scripts installed, so it would take a while to do it myself. HotdogPi 23:06, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

I don't have any scripts either, so you're asking the wrong person if you want help in that regard. Before you nominate the redirects though, check that they don't actually get used in the real world (I know that in at least one language (maybe Turkish or Hungarian?) we discovered that despite being wrong, ü → ue or similar is actually commonly used in certain situations). Also check that you've not accidentally included something that matches the pattern but is actually a completely unrelated creation. Once you've generated a list, verified there aren't any false matches and done the research about them then if you still think they should be deleted, asking for assistance from an AWB user is probably the easiest. Thryduulf (talk) 23:21, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Articles for deletionEdit

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Administrators' newsletter – August 2019Edit

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

  Guideline and policy news

  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous

  • Following a research project on masking IP addresses, the Foundation is starting a new project to improve the privacy of IP editors. The result of this project may significantly change administrative and counter-vandalism workflows. The project is in the very early stages of discussions and there is no concrete plan yet. Admins and the broader community are encouraged to leave feedback on the talk page.
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    Since the introduction of temporary user rights, it is becoming more usual to accord the New Page Reviewer right on a probationary period of 3 to 6 months in the first instance. This avoids rights removal for inactivity at a later stage and enables a review of their work before according the right on a permanent basis.


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This Month in GLAM: July 2019Edit





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Precious anniversaryEdit

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Six years!

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Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Criteria for speedy deletionEdit

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2019 Arbitration Committee pre-election RfCEdit

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Please comment on Talk:Mindhunter (TV series)Edit

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Duplicate anchors not allowedEdit

You do realise that this edit is redundant? The anchor already exists, it's autogenerated by the section heading. If you look at the emitted HTML, in between the <h2>...</h2> tags, you will find

<span class="mw-headline" id="Incidents_and_accidents"><span id="Incidents_and_accidents"></span>Incidents and accidents</span>

where the attribute id="Incidents_and_accidents" occurs twice, which is forbidden by the HTML spec. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 15:01, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

  • So what is the correct way to preemptively ensure that links aren't broken if the section header changes? That's what I understood the point of the anchor template was? Thryduulf (talk) 15:14, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
Template:Anchor#Limitations warns against it, and I've not come across pre-emptive anchors before. MOS:HEADINGS shows uses of anchors within headings. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 21:05, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

Your help desk questionEdit

You did not get a response to this question but maybe WP:VPT would be the place to ask. I'm going to play around with it but I don't know anything about timelines.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 20:59, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

What I tried didn't work. I'm on a different computer.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 13:58, 3 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

  CallaneccLFaraoneThere'sNoTime

  Oversight changes

  CallaneccFoxHJ MitchellLFaraoneThere'sNoTime

  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.

  Arbitration

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Community Insights SurveyEdit

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This Month in GLAM: August 2019Edit





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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.

  Arbitration

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

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This Month in GLAM: September 2019Edit





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  • France report: European Heritage Days
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  • Italy report: Wikimedia Italia Summer School
  • Sweden report: Open cultural heritage; More libraries in Africa on Wikidata; Global MIL Week 2019 Feature Conference; Kulturhistoria som gymnasiearbete; Wiki Loves Monuments
  • UK report: Oxford, Khalili Collections and Endangered Archives
  • USA report: Hispanic Heritage and Disability Awareness Month
  • Special story: Help the Movement Learn about Content Campaigns & Supporting newcomers in Wikidata training courses!
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AE logEdit

Hey Thryduulf. On mobile right now so can't fix it myself, but did you log this AE sanction on the AELOG? Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 09:34, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the ping. I think you forgot your signature on the log page. Sandstein 14:36, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
    • That I did do. Now fixed. Thryduulf (talk) 14:38, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
      • But, come to think of it: There don't seem to be any remedies in the Christianity and Sexuality case that authorize this restriction on Slugger O'Toole. It would need to be a discretionary sanction, probably under the gender issues case, and therefore logged at AELOG. And I haven't checked whether the awareness requirements for a discretionary sanctions are met in this case. Sandstein 14:39, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
        • @Sandstein: Hmm. I haven't got time now to investigate or do anything about this (and likely wont until tomorrow), but if it is just as simple as moving it from Christianity and Sexuality to another case that does have discretionary sanctions then you have my full permission to just do that. Thryduulf (talk) 14:42, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

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Editing News #2 – Mobile editing and talk pages – October 2019Edit

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Inside this newsletter, the Editing team talks about their work on the mobile visual editor, on the new talk pages project, and at Wikimania 2019.

HelpEdit

What talk page interactions do you remember? Is it a story about how someone helped you to learn something new? Is it a story about how someone helped you get involved in a group? Something else? Whatever your story is, we want to hear it!

Please tell us a story about how you used a talk page. Please share a link to a memorable discussion, or describe it on the talk page for this project. The team would value your examples. These examples will help everyone develop a shared understanding of what this project should support and encourage.

Talk PagesEdit

The Talk Pages Consultation was a global consultation to define better tools for wiki communication. From February through June 2019, more than 500 volunteers on 20 wikis, across 15 languages and multiple projects, came together with members of the Foundation to create a product direction for a set of discussion tools. The Phase 2 Report of the Talk Page Consultation was published in August. It summarizes the product direction the team has started to work on, which you can read more about here: Talk Page Project project page.

The team needs and wants your help at this early stage. They are starting to develop the first idea. Please add your name to the "Getting involved" section of the project page, if you would like to hear about opportunities to participate.

Mobile visual editorEdit

The Editing team is trying to make it simpler to edit on mobile devices. The team is changing the visual editor on mobile. If you have something to say about editing on a mobile device, please leave a message at Talk:VisualEditor on mobile.

Edit CardsEdit

 
What happens when you click on a link. The new Edit Card is bigger and has more options for editing links.

ToolbarEdit

 
The editing toolbar is changing in the mobile visual editor. The old system had two different toolbars. Now, all the buttons are together. Tell the team what you think about the new toolbar.
  • In September, the Editing team updated the mobile visual editor's editing toolbar. Anyone could see these changes in the mobile visual editor.
    • One toolbar: All of the editing tools are located in one toolbar. Previously, the toolbar changed when you clicked on different things.
    • New navigation: The buttons for moving forward and backward in the edit flow have changed.
    • Seamless switching: an improved workflow for switching between the visual and wikitext modes.
  • Feedback: You can try the refreshed toolbar by opening the mobile VisualEditor on a smartphone. Please post your feedback on the Toolbar feedback talk page.

WikimaniaEdit

The Editing Team attended Wikimania 2019 in Sweden. They led a session on the mobile visual editor and a session on the new talk pages project. They tested two new features in the mobile visual editor with contributors. You can read more about what the team did and learned in the team's report on Wikimania 2019.

Looking aheadEdit

  • Talk Pages Project: The team is thinking about the first set of proposed changes. The team will be working with a few communities to pilot those changes. The best way to stay informed is by adding your username to the list on the project page: Getting involved.
  • Testing the mobile visual editor as the default: The Editing team plans to post results before the end of the calendar year. The best way to stay informed is by adding the project page to your watchlist: VisualEditor as mobile default project page.
  • Measuring the impact of Edit Cards: The Editing team hopes to share results in November. This study asks whether the project helped editors add links and citations. The best way to stay informed is by adding the project page to your watchlist: Edit Cards project page.

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