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The Signpost: 31 March 2019[edit]

Your redirect of Internexus English Language School back to Regent College[edit]


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 We operated a campus of our ESL school at Regents for several years but that relationship is no longer active.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 tag[edit]

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 applications[edit]

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 Cat[edit]

What was wrong here? 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 finger[edit]

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 Gacy[edit]

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 apologies[edit]

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,[edit]

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:E380:A4F:* all three blocked yesterday

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


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)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/China and Chinese-related articles[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Vietnam War[edit]

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The Signpost: 30 April 2019[edit]

A goat for you![edit]

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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 anniversary[edit]

A year ago ...
Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg
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:Qizilbash[edit]

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NPR Newsletter No.18[edit]

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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

Look for information on the an upcoming backlog drive in our next newsletter. If you'd like to help plan this drive, join in the discussion on the New Page Patrol talk page.

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I would like present you with ....[edit]

CVU Award 2.png 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)


Information icon 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 kids[edit]

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 2019[edit]

Please comment on Talk:Casualties of the Iraq War[edit]

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Information icon 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 Edit[edit]

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)


i dont know how to correctly edit wikipedia article Alternative for Sweden, can you please help me? (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" article[edit]

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 museums[edit]

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