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Last edit: April 1, 2024, 04:21 (UTC) by Zzyzx11 (talk · contribs)


Happy New Year, Zzyzx11! edit

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"The Arena (Walt Disney World)" listed at Redirects for discussion edit

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Super Bowl 60 edit

Looks like it ended up needing protection after all. At least it's a protected redirect to super bowl as I intended instead of a null page with a deletion flag. NYC Guru (talk) 02:47, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Speedy deletion nomination of File:2004StanleyCupPlayoffs.png edit

 

A tag has been placed on File:2004StanleyCupPlayoffs.png requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section F1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the image is an unused duplicate or lower-quality copy of another file on Wikipedia having the same file format, and all inward links have been updated.

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I see this was declined. There is also probably a between the Stanley Cup playoffs versus the Stanley Cup Finals. Zzyzx11 (talk) 07:57, 15 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

Speedy deletion nomination of File:2006StanleyCupPlayoffs.png edit

 

A tag has been placed on File:2006StanleyCupPlayoffs.png requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section F1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the image is an unused duplicate or lower-quality copy of another file on Wikipedia having the same file format, and all inward links have been updated.

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I see this was declined. There is also probably a difference between the Stanley Cup playoffs versus the Stanley Cup Finals. Zzyzx11 (talk) 07:57, 15 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

Speedy deletion nomination of File:2007StanleyCupPlayoffs.png edit

 

A tag has been placed on File:2007StanleyCupPlayoffs.png requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section F1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the image is an unused duplicate or lower-quality copy of another file on Wikipedia having the same file format, and all inward links have been updated.

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I see this was declined. There is also probably a difference between the Stanley Cup playoffs versus the Stanley Cup Finals. Zzyzx11 (talk) 07:57, 15 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

Super Bowl LVII edit

Hi, I created a talk page item at Talk:Super Bowl LVII#Lead section regarding one of your edits and would be grateful if you could share your thoughts. Best regards. --Jameboy (talk) 22:23, 17 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

Hearing that Santa Clara hosting the milestone SB60, now's the time to protect the SB61 -> Super Bowl redir for a couple of years. It's up to you, though. NYC Guru (talk) 09:45, 7 July 2023 (UTC)Reply
See WP:PREEMPTIVE. That generally discourages me from making the first move, especially when there are already notices that Draft:Super Bowl LXI currently exists. Thanks. Zzyzx11 (talk) 04:38, 8 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

Thanks edit

Thanks for sharing WP:USRD/STDS in your edit summary, its very helpful. Greetings from Hollywood Blvd :)  // Timothy :: talk  08:28, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply

Re edit to Foothill Freeway edit

Regarding this edit reordering images. I agree images ideally should be appropriately placed to where that specific item is discussed in the article. However, there are other considerations. Arguably the most important is readability on small screens. If all the images are moved to the front of the article, in order to be rendered on small screens they have to be stacked and the text squeezed to impossibly small margins. I did not revert, and don't plan to. But just a friendly reminder for placing images in the future that Wikipedia has to be readable by both the rich guy with dual 52" monitors and the poor man on a 640x480,3rd hand, 9" VGA monitor. I'd argue it's more important to cater to the latter than the former. (And incidentally, this is the exact complaint I made about the new Vector skin. Not everybody has a 52" monitor an oodles of space to waste. Dave (talk) 04:36, 19 March 2023 (UTC)Reply

I also thought about removing one or both of those aerial images altogether. When you view them on small screens and mobile devices as you said, some people probably could barely see where the freeway runs if they did not know what spot to look for. Zzyzx11 (talk) 11:49, 19 March 2023 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, when I'm working on an article, especially one I plan to submit to GAC or similar review process, I try to at least once in a blue moon view it on a a small screen (or deliberately shrink the resolution of a big screen). If the page can't render without squeezed prose or image stacking, delete an image or two. Specific to Foothill Freeway, I did that just before leaving the above message. there's plenty of room towards the bottom of the article to support more images even on my 14" netbook, but space is already tight towards the top of the article with all the infoboxes and tables. I think we're ok for now, but I don't think the Route Description or Introduction sections can support any more images. Cheers. Dave (talk) 22:55, 19 March 2023 (UTC)Reply

BRF page edit

Though I'd rather all the 'Monarchy of...' pages were deleted from the 'See also' section, of the British royal family page (as supposedly, each has their own royal family). I noticed in adding the others, you forgot one. GoodDay (talk) 22:47, 24 April 2023 (UTC)Reply

Forgot Belize, but now I have noticed that this was related to the recent edit war over there regarding the 'Canadian' royal family, and therefore reverted all. Cheers. Zzyzx11 (talk) 14:05, 25 April 2023 (UTC)Reply

SNF move edit

hey since you know Wikipedia better than I am, do you know how to begin the moving/merging those NBC SNF/ESPN SNF and nfl on tnt articles? Hoopstercat (talk) 18:02, 29 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

Zzyzx11 (talk) 18:13, 29 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

Hi Zzyzx can u help me with an ip ban? edit

I contributed a lot to the mu online article in Spanish and LuchoCR just for having contributed without vandalism blocked me forever from Wikipedia, you can review the changes I made on the page and I asked them in a good way to remove the block since I had not done anything and instead they gave me a 13-day block and then for asking librarians for help in Spanish they undid my changes asking for help on their discussion pages and they blocked me forever, the librarian Taichi is complicit I asked for help with this user https://es.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usuario_discusión:MajinBaki who is 3 years old and they blocked my IP forever without having done anythinghttps://es.m.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?action=edit&redlink=1&title=User_discussion:186.11.123.149 Taichi deleted my discussion page where I put the unlock template explaining everything and rightly put that it was unnecessary, just to delete it, vandalizing my page discussion page Here is an example of the help I asked a librarian in Spanish on the subject and the ocelot librarian as a mafioso reverted the changes https://es.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Especial:MobileDiff/152986729 and asked my ip ban without doing anything, I just ask for help to do justice, the user Ocelot asked for my IP ban and the mafia user LuchoCR thanked him for reverting my help changes on librarian pages and said yes to me ip ban requested by ocelot https://es.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tablón_de_anuncios_de_los_bibliotecarios/Portal/Archivo/Nombres_inapropiados_y_vandalismo_persistente/Actual?markasread=52216326&markasreadwiki=eswiki#c-Ocelot-2023081016300 0-Block_Breach_10 there is a mob on wikipedia in Spanish that is why I ask you for help, please translate everything that appears in the links that I send you so that you understand MajinBaki(talk) 20:26, 10 August 2023 (UTC) MajinBaki (talk) 23:24, 10 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Sorry, I cannot help help you. I am not an administrator on the Spanish language version of Wikipedia. Only on the English Wikipedia. Zzyzx11 (talk) 01:06, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Nomination of Dominion (Star Trek) for deletion edit

 

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Good article reassessment for Super Bowl XLI edit

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Orphaned non-free image File:NFL50th.png edit

 

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Thank you for moving it to C:File:NFL 50th anniversary logo.png on the Wikimedia Commons, claiming that it is a {{PD-textlogo}} instead. Keep in mind however that some of these image moves have been controversial, with editors debating on the degree as to whether these previously-claimed non-free images actually qualify as PD-textlogos, and nominating them for deletion on C:Commons:Deletion requests on a case-by-case basis. Thanks. Zzyzx11 (talk) 14:28, 1 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

CS1 error on 2024 National Hockey League All-Star Game edit

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Temporary 'parameter' change in AFC Game, NFC Game & Super Bowl infoboxes edit