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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

Hello,

Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:34, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Spike Wilbury.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

New Page Review needs your help[edit]

Hi Spike Wilbury,

As an AfC reviewer you're probably aware that a new user right has been created for patrolling new pages (you might even have been granted the right already, and admins have it automatically).

Since July there has been a very serious backlog at Special:NewPagesFeed of over 14,000 pages, by far the worst since 2011, and we need an all out drive to get this back down to just a few hundred that can be easily maintained in the future. Unlike AfC, these pages are already in mainspace, and the thought of what might be there is quite scary. There are also many good faith article creators who need a simple, gentle push to the Tea House or their pages converted to Draft rather than being deleted.

Although New Page Reviewing can occasionally be somewhat more challenging than AfC, the criteria for obtaining the right are roughly the same. The Page Curation tool is even easier to use than the Helper Script, so it's likely that most AfC reviewers already have more than enough knowledge for the task of New Page Review.

It is hoped that AfC reviewers will apply for this right at WP:PERM and lend a hand. You'll need to have read the page at WP:NPR and the new tutorial.

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BBC 12-hour Editathon - large influx of new pages & drafts expected[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Guitarist infobox2[edit]

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88th Discord Division[edit]

Bleh. I really don't feel like messing with it right now, but gimme the link and a noping to the author and image and I'll get around to it. I've done a few half assed things in my time, but it's a bit too half assed to just comment on how this should be un-mucked by someone else and leave it. TimothyJosephWood 14:44, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

I'm doing some leg work. I performed a reverse image search on the image and didn't find anything, so we will have to assume he made it. It's derivative of a PD logo, so he's fine licensing it as cc-by-sa 4.0. I'm looking into his other edits as well; I'll follow up soon. --Spike Wilbury (talk) 15:01, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
Just as well. But if it requires an internationally banned template (honestly I've never seen that one before), then it needs it. It's almost certainly "original", but it's equally certainly derivative, so all the legalese caveats need to come with it. TimothyJosephWood 15:03, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
I've started a conversation at Commons:Village_pump/Copyright#Reuse_of_Nazi_symbolism. Thanks for your care and attention to this matter. --Spike Wilbury (talk) 15:13, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Anas el-Fiqqi ‎[edit]

Hello Spike Wilbury,

I have recently updated a page reg. Anas El Fiqqi and the content I added was deleted. How can I ensure that my updates are not deleted? I can guarantee it is all accurate information and will be sure to include references when updating it.

Thanks, Hana El Fekky — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.3.58.112 (talk) 09:23, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Information about living or recently deceased people must cited reliable sources. None of the content you added was sourced. Please see the note I left on your talk page and WP:BLP for more information. --Spike Wilbury (talk) 10:56, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

LK's lead edits[edit]

I see you've argued with LK at Talk:Ringo_Starr#.22Musician.22 about his reductive lead changes; I think it's getting ridiculous. His behavior at Kind of Blue has forced me to open an RfC there, and edits like these are just obsessive :/ Dan56 (talk) 19:10, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi Dan56, I'm pondering the best course of action here. I'm positive this user believes they are improving articles (and in some places there probably are excessive lists of "occupations" next to people's names) but their behavior grows odd when they encounter disagreement. He has met quite a bit of resistance at Ringo Starr and George Harrison. I'll be interested to see if he continues reverting. --Spike Wilbury (talk) 20:13, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
Yep, odd indeed. And defensive. Dan56 (talk) 21:10, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
Yea, he simply doesn't give a shit. Dan56 (talk) 01:32, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
He's responded in no way to the RfC, although he oddly added "bio" to the RfC tag ([1]), when it's an album article. Strange. Dan56 (talk) 01:55, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
He's under no obligation to respond to the RfC, unless of course he resumes edit warring. If he's opening discussions and generally respecting the outcome of those discussions there's not much to be done other than treating it as any other disagreement. If he gets into further edit warring behavior, though, I would consider opening an administrative noticeboard thread about his behavior to get other editor input. To be clear, I would not take any administrative action here since I have been involved in some of the content disagreements, nor do I think the situation has risen to that level. Lawrencekhoo, notifying you as a courtesy that you are being discussed here. --Spike Wilbury (talk) 11:33, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Chris Cornell[edit]

Hi Spike. Thanks for all your work on the article and talkpage over the last few days. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 14:02, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

You as well! --Spike Wilbury (talk) 18:15, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Telecaster Players[edit]

Hi Spike

I was just being a wise-ass. I am Matt Montague... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.159.211.37 (talk) 19:42, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

I picked up on that. Happy playing. --Spike Wilbury (talk) 19:49, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hi Spike thank you for the welcome. I have used the site so long, looking forward to being able to contribute within my expertise.

re Mimi Fox changes[edit]

I am Mimi's webmaster. She authorized and directed me to put the material on her own website bio into the Wikipedia page to better represent her. All material there is used with permission. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Photomonk (talkcontribs) 04:13, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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thank you for your suggestions and help on Jason Scheffs bio. I always welcomed and am thrilled with the help from other editors here. I will review all your notes and make needed corrections if you haven't already. Paulhus15 (talk) 18:39, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

KLF edits[edit]

Disappointed by your edits. The signing started at 23 SECONDS past midnight at the NEWS FROM NOWHERE bookstore. The book signing was the start of a three day event called Welcome To The Dark Ages, attended by 400 volunteers aka The 400. This is supported by the provided sources. The edits corrected, enhanced and expanded. Badgerkullcentral (talk) 19:19, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Below are two sources that support my additions.

https://www.bidolito.co.uk/jams/


http://www.superweirdsubstance.com/jams-klf-dark-ages/

—�—�—�— — Preceding unsigned comment added by Badgerkullcentral (talkcontribs) 20:18, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Quering your reversion of my edit to Geddy Lee[edit]

It's no big deal, but I'm wondering why you reverted the edit where I added Geddy Lee to Category:Canadian collectors. Your edit summary, "Meaning what?" means nothing, ironically.

He's Canadian and he collects things. That's what the category is for – it's as simple as that. The category is not meant to be reserved for people known primarily as collectors, if that's what you were thinking. He's also currently listed as a notable collector in article collecting, and whereas I don't necessarily agree that he ought to be so listed, I don't care enough to make that call. That someone listed as a notable collector should fail to be included in some subcategory of Category:Collectors was a discrepency, which I fixed. 121.45.72.211 (talk) 13:45, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

I meant that it should be properly diffused into a subcategory, because nothing gets placed in that level. Sorry I wasn't more clear. --Spike Wilbury (talk) 14:00, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
If you look at Category:Collectors by nationality there are several that contain only one or a few people. "Canadian collectors" is not marked as a container category. He could just go in Category:Collectors but as far as I know there's no principled reason why more members thereof aren't diffused into national subcategories; I think it's just that few people have bothered. 121.45.72.211 (talk) 14:25, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
You're correct, my apologies. --Spike Wilbury (talk) 17:24, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

The Byrds[edit]

SpikeWilbury, I thought it'd be better to use the typical timeline colors (blue for bass). Sorry about the problems but I feel the other colors are distracting. EPBeatles (talk) 19:44, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

You're supposed to discuss your changes on the Talk page. Others have disagreed with you, and for most of these pages there is a long-standing consensus on how the timeline should look. Please discuss instead of repeatedly pushing your preferences. --Spike Wilbury (talk) 20:20, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Will do. EPBeatles (talk) 20:53, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Jimi Hendrix edit[edit]

Hello Spike

May I ask what was wrong with the correction I made? It originally said that the Jimi Hendrix single "Hey Joe" was released on October 23, 1966, which was obviously wrong because records are simply not released on Sundays. I already knew the correct date was December 16th 1966 anyway (a far more feasible Friday) and I provided a link to confirm that fact. In what way did it not conform to Wikipedia's verifiability policy?

If I see any glaring errors like that on any website, my first instinct is to correct them no matter what I have to do in order to achieve that. If that particular error is not corrected by me I may ask a friend to correct it instead. I don't mind as long as it is corrected. I just can't stand to see such obvious errors going uncorrected.

Regards

ZebedyZak (talk) 19:41, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi, it may seem to be an obvious error to you, but we have a policy that things must be verifiable by reliable sources. The source you provided is a database that looks to be built on user submissions. That wouldn't meet our definition of a reliable source. If you can provide a citation to a reliable music publication that verifies this date, we can change it. --Spike Wilbury (talk) 22:31, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Bob Seger and the Eagles[edit]

The relationship is cited on Frey's and Seger's wikipedia pages. Why is that not enough? Bob Caldwell CSL (talk) 16:59, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

How would I, or any other reader know that? Citations to reliable sources need to be in the relevant article and we can't rely on the reader clicking away to find them in related articles. Additionally, infoboxes should never house content that's not discussed and cited within the same article. Infoboxes are summaries of information, not to contain unique information. Before reinserting that, you would need to compose substantive text for the Eagles article detailing why the relationship is notable enough to mention in the infobox, complete with citations to reliable sources. --Spike Wilbury (talk) 19:03, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

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Dispute resolution[edit]

How can I finally solve this dispute then? I mean, it is pretty obvious that there isn't going to any more discussion in the talk page, also, the users claimed that considering Communism a Totalitarian and Authoritarian ideology is somehow only a point of view, and that as such, it violated the NPOV rule, I was thinking on starting an RfC but the glossary states the following:

"Remember that Wikipedia is an encyclopedia; all articles must follow the Neutral point of view, Verifiability, and No original research policies."

So, unless I misinterpreted this really badly, or considering Communism totalitarian and authoritarian isn't merely a point of view, what can I do to solve this dispute? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pedro8790 (talkcontribs) 00:39, 19 May 2018 (UTC)

This guy is using Wikipedia to spread his christian/right-wing opinions[edit]

Please take a look at User:RexMiles.

Examples:

Student editing[edit]

About your note here, I'd be happy to hear about any specific concerns you have, and hope that you will also be open to hearing about how to better prepare students for editing Wikipedia. We can talk via skype or google hangouts as well, if you like. You can reply here if would prefer to do this on-wiki. I will see it. Jytdog (talk) 17:37, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

btw I just checked and as far as i can see (which matches my memory) we have never interacted before. Jytdog (talk) 17:51, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
No, we've never interacted. I'm boots on the ground at this point. I spend most of my time engaging with students and faculty to ensure that students are properly prepared for what they'll encounter when editing here. I also try to head off the biggest objections people have historically had to using Wikipedia as a teaching tool (and subsequently grooming and encouraging our next generation of editors) like making sure they don't run afoul of MEDRS etc. They're more typically intimidated and discouraged off the project and edit just long enough to complete their coursework. I'd be happy to chat sometime. --Spike Wilbury (talk) 18:03, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
As you will. My gmail is jydogwiki @ gmail, if you ever want to.... Jytdog (talk) 01:37, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Channel Awesome[edit]

In an effort to maintain clarity, I must ask once again that if you have issues with the sources, please take them to the talk page of the article. To accuse me of being in any way affiliated with Channel Awesome is just as asinine as me accusing you of trying to attempt to block information on their behalf. I would like to treated with the same respect I intend to treat you with rather than throwing out baseless accusations. Please join the discussion on the talk page. Thank you. - D33deed33guy‎ —Preceding undated comment added 01:46, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

I will re-add the information but with more appropriate sources if that is the case. This information is well documented enough to be relevant to the section of the page. I have been editing under a different username because I have only recently reacquired access to this account as I had forgotten my password a few years back. It is not "proof of affiliation". It would be the equivalent of me accusing you of being affiliated with George Harrison or Kingman, Arizona. I will find better sources so the information may be re-added. In the meantime, I would advise you to head over to Donald Trump's Wikipedia article as there is a considerable amount of social media being sourced there and that seems to spike your interest. --D33deed33guy 18:51, 12 September 2018 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by D33deed33guy (talkcontribs)

Why[edit]

Why did you remove psychedelia as a genre for the Beatles? Do you have a problem with that? I take it you only care about the innocent and "wholesome" pop and rock aspects of the music in the early days. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Word dewd544 (talkcontribs) 01:55, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

There is an existing consensus to list only rock and pop in the infobox. If you want to change that you should start a discussion on the article talk page. --Spike Wilbury (talk) 14:13, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

Help with an involved editor formally closing an RfC[edit]

Walter Görlitz has formally closed this RfC: Talk:Boy_(album)#RfC:_Should_two_scores_from_Rolling_Stone,_from_the_same_year,_be_included_in_the_ratings_box?. The votes were 4 to 2, and he was one of the involved voters/comments; in fact he has been involved in the original content dispute and previous discussion that led to me opening the RfC. The RfC tag expired 16:01, 6 November 2018, and he formally closed it with a summary explaining his preference. I reverted this, and relisted the RfC, and he reverted me. And similar to his behavior at a discussion in the recent past (where you reprimanded him), he has been threatening me with a topic ban again. As I explained in this edit summary, the guidelines state "If the matter under discussion is not contentious and the consensus is obvious to the participants, then formal closure is neither necessary nor advisable." And that if it is contentious anyway, an involved editor is not the person to formally close the RfC (WP:CLOSE#Closure procedure) As usual, he has been tone-deaf to what I say. Dan56 (talk) 22:39, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Not a threat, a suggestion. I've take it to ANI. Cheers. Walter Görlitz (talk) 22:42, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
Dan56, was this worked out to your satisfaction? I'm amazed people continue to throw around topic bans as the solution to these types of issues. I suppose if you and Walter avoid each other, that's for the best. --Spike Wilbury (talk) 14:36, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I believe it is resolved. Dan56 (talk) 14:41, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

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Disruptive user[edit]

Hey Spike Wilbury, you blocked user HughMorris15 in October 2017 for unsourced changes, using misleading edit summaries, and disregarding the Manual of Style. I believe this user is still doing the same type of edits a year on. I've reverted 3 of their edits today and added back content that was removed without any mention in the edit summary.

I have warned the user on their talk page with a "uw-delete1" template and i've also asked that they review WP:NOTBROKE. Vistadan 16:30, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

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