Nomination of OpenBSD security features for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article OpenBSD security features is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/OpenBSD security features until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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Nomination of Joycelyn O'Brien for deletionEdit

 

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Task force climate changeEdit

Hello Tony Sidaway,

You are currently noted as a participant of the Wikipedia:WikiProject Environment/Climate change task force. With much of the activity in this task force about ten years ago, I think it's time for a revival. Global warming is getting a lot of attention in the media now and it's therefore important our articles are up-to-date, accurate and neutral.

I've updated the task force page and the to do list and invite you to have a look at the page again, add something to the TO DO list or start collaborating by improving one of our many articles. If climate change has lost your interest, feel free to remove your name from the participants list.

Femke Nijsse (talk) 16:36, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Re: Time I stopped being a curmudgeon about signs of appreciation's barnstarEdit

You did THAT to the Gamergate article—in 2015?!?!!! That is one well deserved barnstar, lemme tell you! The nostalgia! My best friend and I were following The Jimquisition, Unskippable, Zero Punctuation and other then-The Escapist fare of the time, several days a week, so we saw that blow up real-time! Dude, I mean...dude. Dang.

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Thank you for all your hard work, there and elsewhere! Thank you very much! —Geekdiva (talk) 10:33, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks. I worked hard on several controversial articles for a long time, and I think my work was appreciated. Global warming is one, Gamergate controversy is another, and there were many others. TS 22:23, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

How to control global warming listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect How to control global warming. Since you had some involvement with the How to control global warming redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. — the Man in Question (in question) 23:56, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

Moving to inactiveEdit

Hi, FYI the climate change task force is now a stand-alone project (WP:WikiProject Climate change). You were once listed as active at the task force but from your contribs it appears you are in (semi?) wiki retirement. I've therefore taken liberty to move your name to the inactive list, but feel free to rejoin us any time! NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 20:40, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

Hope you're doing well, whatever you're up toEdit

 

Thanks for the good wishes. I'm largely disengaging from all social forums, as indicated here [brief Twitter thread]. There's still time for me to reconnect with my solipsistic side, I hope. Only by shutting out all you zombies can I have any peace, which for some reason seems to involve lots of microcontroller stuff and obscure programming languages. --TS 13:38, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

If I could find it, I'd send you lyrics to a song where the singer, in first person, places a cell call to someone else, asking if the other party received his email. The conversation goes live into the mens room when the singer walks in on an occupied stall. He wants to talk about techno weenie who piled it all up on a sheet of plywood, doused it with crisco, set it afire, and disappeared into the Rockies leaving only an address at the corner store. But the ironic refrain claims the speaker isn't a victim of the techno world "oops, didn't know the stall was occ-uuuuu-piiiiied....." Good for you, and if you can stand a bit of zombi speak, I have just what the doctor ordered NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 14:28, 23 August 2019 (UTC)
I've returned to the coastline between the rivers Tyne and Wear, which I choose to call Mesopotamia for obvious reasons. Nature is very much evident here, where I grew up. I get out onto the coastal walks whenever I can. --TS 19:05, 24 August 2019 (UTC)
Awesome! I just returned from a forest school outting (classic version) with multiple families. The kiddos turned up many species of mushrooms, saprophytic vascular plants, a tree frog, multiple salamanders, various aquatic creepie crawlies which in our area indicate a stream has high water quality. This made me quite happy since not that long ago that stream had problems. Enjoy your anti digital reawakening! I haven't managed to pull the plug yet, obviously. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 20:18, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Triassic turtlesEdit

 

A tag has been placed on Category:Triassic turtles requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section C1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the category has been empty for seven days or more and is not a disambiguation category, a category redirect, a featured topics category, under discussion at Categories for discussion, or a project category that by its nature may become empty on occasion.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Liz Read! Talk! 17:32, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Username EligibleEdit

My username is suitable for Wikipedia editing? User:WeTalkWiki 14:33, 13 December 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for asking. I see no problem with your username, though I'm hardly up to date with current practice on Wikipedia. If you find the username being challenged, and this makes it difficult to improve Wikipedia, I believe you can ask for it to be changed. I'm sure you realise that the purpose of the wiki is to produce a great encyclopedia, it isn't for experiments in what constitutes a valid identifier. --TS 22:43, 13 December 2019 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of List of locations in Pirates of the CaribbeanEdit

 

The article List of locations in Pirates of the Caribbean has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Fails WP:LISTN. It's all WP:PLOT information aside from trivial filming location details. It is in no way a justified spin-out.

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Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. TTN (talk) 12:25, 31 January 2020 (UTC)