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HiT Software[edit]

You had marked my page as spam in June 2009. I have since rewritten it. Can you please re-review and remove the flag? Please let me know if anything else needs to be changed. Thanks!Eglobe55 (talk) 23:27, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

It's much better than it was in 2009; I went ahead and removed the spam tag. A word of advice: try to avoid using press releases to cite the article. It's best to use independent, third-party sources for your citations, as they are more neutral than press releases, which are publications directly from the company. ThemFromSpace 03:21, 1 July 2011 (UTC)


Re: the Cthulhu Mythos in popular culture, I was called away from the cyberworld during the process by real world issues and have only just returned. Thanks for the assist. Thebladesofchaos (talk) 05:23, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Thank you kindly[edit]

GSUSA All Abouts Thank you.JPG Thank you for your support
Thank you for your support at my RfA. I shall endeavor to meet your and the community's expectations as an admin. Qwyrxian (talk) 07:13, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Facebook template[edit]

Hey TFS, appreciate greatly your revert to remove the icon, which I also tried to do yesterday. I opened a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Template namespace#Facebook icon. UnitedStatesian (talk) 02:10, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. I just wrote up a statement on the icon's talkpage explaining my reversion. ThemFromSpace 02:11, 3 August 2011 (UTC)


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Sylvie Bodorova[edit]

Dear Sir, I am sorry to disturb You, just very briefly, I am Sylvie Bodorova, I noticed, there is some problem with my page on Wikipedia, could ypou, please, be so kind and explain me, where is the problem? I would be vera grateful, Sylvie Bodorova - composer <email redacted> — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:32, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Are you referring to the Sylvie Bodorova page? There is currently a deletion debate about the article going on at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Sylvie Bodorová. The charge is that you don't meet our notability guidelines (this page and this page). In other words, an editor feels that you haven't received enough coverage by the press/media to have an article. The discussion will last about a week and afterwards an administrator will either keep or delete the page, by judging the consensus of the debate. Fortunately for you the discussion is trending towards keeping your page.
You probably know better than anyone what reliable sources have covered you. If you want, you can list these (and if possible, link to them if they are online) at the deletion discussion page. ThemFromSpace 21:32, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Early sound recording technology[edit]

Thanks for your note of encouragement about my recent edits on this subject. Sometimes the misinformation is so thick and the presentation so scrambled that there is no realistic option but to largely bulldoze through what's there and replace it, and sooner or later I imagine someone will be offended and assault me with a poisoned pen. So, nice to have your kind words on hand as an antidote.

I signed on to WP mainly to do what I could to stem the web-wide tide of fallacies surrounding the even more arcane topic of very early color photography, about which I might more comfortably call myself an expert, but the history of sound recording is also a subject of longstanding interest and study. Ancient discs have been a source of delight since early childhood. There are hundreds and perhaps thousands of people who are true experts on this subject and could leave me in the dust, but unfortunately it seems that none of them are doing any noticeable editing here at present. Looking around at the related articles anew, I am reminded why I once vowed to steer clear of editing on this subject: it involves an almost unbelievable nasty hairball of intertwining, overlapping and often duplicative articles dripping with errors, some of them very properly sourced from clueless general-readership magazine articles or short treatments in books which are reliable sources only about their main subject. Practically speaking, it is a blessing that so much is not sourced, as it can be dealt with so much more easily.

Available time and energy are strictly limited, and it would take years for any one person to clean up the mess at this rate, but I will try to pitch in and do my share from time to time. Thanks again. AVarchaeologist (talk) 14:22, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Last looks[edit]

WP:Schmidt's Primer (shortcut WP:MQSP) Whatcha think before I go live? Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 07:04, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

I think you need a barnstar :P ThemFromSpace 00:38, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
Wow! And thanks. Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 01:17, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
This is just the sort of page I was having in mind a few days ago when I wrote this suggestion. I had no idea that such a page was already in the works. ThemFromSpace 02:34, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
Well, as it had been growing and shrinking and being tweaked for almost, it was finally time to taste the vintage, as it were. While some feel the various multi-page step-by-steps that exist are enough, i reembered my own early days as an editor, and I wanted a one-stop-shop that gave a decent heads-up on expectations. I am pleased that it is being seen as filling a need. :) Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 02:54, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
I had mulled it over in discussions,[1][2] and decided that the hubris of naming the thing WP:Schmidt's Primer would have come of as self-aggrandizement (discuraged by my essay WP:NAU. So after a lot of thought in naming it for what it was, WP:A Primer for newcomers (or WP:NewbieGuide) was the right choice and acted a title better reflective of content. Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 03:05, 17 August 2011 (UTC)


Good Day,

I understand your hesitation to have irrelevent or immaterial links posted to your page. In early August, I reviewed the page on computer forensics and believe that the addition of spoliation of evidence is directly related to the subject in question. Due to limited space, I believe that the appropriate venue is to create a link to the page.

I would ask you to cosider that there is no advertising on this page, with this article, nor is it associated with SPAM, I ask that the link be re-instated.

Thank You. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:53, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

External links should help give readers an encyclopedic understanding of an articles subject in a way that we cannot present within the text of the article. Your link deals with digital spoliation, which is a subtopic of computer forensics, so it isn't very relevant to the Computer forensics article. Our external links should be directly on topic with the articles they are placed in. Your link would be more relevant in an article about Digital spoliation (which we don't currently have -- you are welcome to create an account to create a stub if you want).
One last thing, you should probably look over Wikipedia's conflict of interest guidelines, because you really shouldn't be linking to sites that you are affiliated with, especially when the link's value is called into question. It is hard to maintain a neutral editing standpoint when it is your website that is under discussion. ThemFromSpace 04:08, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Dinner Theatre[edit]

Please explain your comment regarding Barn Dinner Theatres only deserving a passing mention in the realm of dinner theatres as a whole? (talk) 19:55, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

I'm having trouble finding where I made this comment. Can you link me to the article in question? The latest edit that I made to the Dinner theater article was a removal of juvenile commentary over 2 years ago. ThemFromSpace 00:27, 17 August 2011 (UTC)


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Saxbrack video compilations[edit]

I noticed you removed a number of User:Saxbrack's video links for being spam. 99% of the time video movie segments are copyright infringements. However, it seems from looking at some of those, that they would be allowable under copyright law as being "compilations," which have their own independent copyright as a creative work. The compilation copyright does not affect the copyright of any underlying material used, but simply gives the compiler of the clips, similar to a collage artist, their own copyright for the arrangement. They are not considered "derivative" works, and don't require permission. The definition of "compilation" is part of the copyright law.

As stated in Fundamentals of Business Law, by Roger LeRoy Miller, 2010, p. 177,

A compilation is "a work formed by the collection and assembling of preexisting materials or of data that are selected, coordinated, or arranged in such a way that the resulting work as a whole constitutes an original work of authorship."

IMO, as "there is no blanket ban on linking to YouTube," per guidelines, and these are clearly creative compilations, they should be allowed. I've worked on similar compilations for a singer years ago, still online, and they're a lot of work. I always appreciate seeing one made available free and see them as a great benefit for articles about directors. --Wikiwatcher1 (talk) 05:27, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

I never questioned the copyright of the videos (I'm not a copyright expert on these compilation works). The videos do not add much encyclopedic material to the articles (they don't explain anything), and it is obvious that this is just their creator spamming them in an attempt to create views. WP:NOT, WP:LINKSPAM, etc. ThemFromSpace 17:59, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
Your first point, that they don't add or explain anything, is debatable since it depends on the subject. I notice that for many of the compilations, the subject was a film, where for others it was a director. For a film director, such compilations are supportive of their filmography sections, if not the entire career section. Film, being a visual medium, will benefit most from any visual additions that show clips, and a compilation is a great way to do that.
The "attempt to get viewers" aspect, I think, should be ignored here. Anyone who puts in countless hours and pays the cost needed to assemble film clips in a well-made, non haphazard way, is naturally wanting them to be seen. I'd question their sanity otherwise. As a "no-follow" external link, for non-commercial users, I see no problem with at least his director compilations. --Wikiwatcher1 (talk) 19:40, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
Perhaps you should post this at the external links noticeboard if you want further discussion, but my position remains the same. Links such as these are inappropriate and shouldn't be here. External links should provide readers with encyclopedic material that we cannot fit within the text of our articles, which these do not do. ThemFromSpace 20:36, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
On a related note, edits such as this and this are unhelpful for the same reasons I mentioned above. Links to youtube in this manner are almost always inappropriate and only create cleanup issues down the line. ThemFromSpace 20:47, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Steve Farber[edit]

Hello Them From Space,

Will you ploease give me some guidance as to why 'Steve Farber' should be deleted? I am new to Wikipedia. Thanks!

Janaupta (talk) 22:43, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

My concern is stated at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Steve Farber. I feel that he hasn't received a significant amount of coverage in reliable independent sources, which is a key component to our inclusion criteria. Feel free to participate in the linked discussion above and by all means provide any evidence that you can find that he has received significant attention in reliable sources. ThemFromSpace 03:33, 8 October 2011 (UTC)


Please solve this mystery if you can...

On September 23rd, traffic to Portal:James Bond doubled, and has stayed at the new level since then. I can't figure out what happened.


Traffic to Outline of James Bond stayed the same (though it was at the higher-level already), which leads me to suspect changes made somewhere in Wikipedia.


I'd like to find out what happened, in case it reveals helpful link placement tips that can double the traffic to outlines too!

I look forward to your reply on my talk page. The Transhumanist 23:25, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

I looked over a few things and I have no idea what may be responsible for this. ThemFromSpace 03:35, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

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Office Hours[edit]

Hey Themfromspace! I'm just dropping you a message because you've commented on (or expressed an interest in) the Article Feedback Tool in the past. If you don't have any interest in it any more, ignore the rest of this message :).

If you do still have an interest or an opinion, good or bad, we're holding an office hours session tomorrow at 19:00 GMT/UTC in #wikimedia-office to discuss completely changing the system. In attendance will be myself, Howie Fung and Fabrice Florin. All perspectives, opinions and comments are welcome :).

I appreciate that not everyone can make it to that session - it's in work hours for most of North and South America, for example - so if you're interested in having another session at a more America-friendly time of day, leave me a message on my talkpage. I hope to see you there :). Regards, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 14:28, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Sorry not to see you at the session; the logs are here. In the meantime, the Foundation has started developing a new version of the tool which dispenses with the idea of "ratings", amongst other things. Take a look at WP:AFT5 and drop any comments, criticisms or suggestions you have on the talkpage - I'd be very grateful to hear your opinions. Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 21:38, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
Sorry I was afk, and will be for most of the weekend. I may offer comments/suggestions when available. ThemFromSpace 02:51, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
Awesome :). I'm trying to take the weekend off - as you can see, it's not really happening. Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 00:58, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

Lists of Russians[edit]

Per your comments here, would you care to comment at Wikipedia:Bot_requests#Help_removing_a_template. There is an editor who seems to believe we need this template at the bottom of every article about every Russian. Thank you. (talk) 23:42, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2011 November 14#Template:Lists of Russians (talk) 21:45, 14 November 2011 (UTC)


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Hello, you recently participated in a straw poll concerning a link at the Campaign for "santorum" neologism article. I am giving all the poll participants a heads-up that a RfC on the same issue is being conducted here. BeCritical 19:46, 1 February 2012 (UTC)


I invite you to help upgrade death to good article status. here Pass a Method talk 14:13, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi was hoping you could assist me.[edit]

I recall reading several very interesting articles related to the "Number Stations" page. Especially the list of Number stations. I don't doubt your evidence that proves some of the accounts to be fictional, or your reason for feeling the need to delete them, I nonetheless found those articles intriguing and was hoping you could help me in retrieving the excluded articles just for my own personal use. I'm not implying they be reposted, or that I think they are based on any factual accounts. I just like them for the mystique associated to them, and the effort someone made to write them. I'd really appreciate if you could help me obtain any of the info in those past articles. I'd even be happy with just a simple copy and paste through user talk lol! Thanks for your time, and I hope you may be able to help! (talk) 05:13, 6 February 2012 (UTC) GreenMan/x/phile

Hi, I'm having trouble understanding what you want me to do. There's a lot of articles on here that I've edited and, looking over the Numbers station page I don't see what I've done that you're asking about. Is there another page that you're writing about? If I had the correct page and what you want recovered, it wouldn't be any trouble to recover old information from the page history. ThemFromSpace 18:23, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

List of drowning victims[edit]

The page List of drowning victims was scheduled for deletion, and you gave a prod2 to the deletion. I have removed those, and have started addressing the issues on that page. More on the talk page for the article. Ross-c (talk) 11:21, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Noted, thanks. I might look over the referencing when I get a spare minute, though I've been awfully busy lately. ThemFromSpace 02:40, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Rename at Campaign for "santorum" neologism[edit]

Hello, since you recently participated in an RfC at Campaign for "santorum" neologism, I thought you might be interested in this proposal for renaming the article, or perhaps another of the rename proposals on the page. Best, BeCritical 22:06, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of List of films considered the best for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of films considered the best 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/List of films considered the best 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 good quality evidence, and our policies and guidelines.

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Hi Themfromspace,

I appreciate the following message you left for me:

"Hi, your edits are being discussed at the reliable sources noticeboard. You may want to contribute to the discussion, as the merit of a source you oftentimes use (canonizer dot com) is under scrutiny."

But I guess that was a long time ago, back in 2009 and I didn't see it till now? Did I miss this discussion? Is this discussion still available anywhere? What was the determination?

Is canonizer dot com, or any online petition, a reliable source for pointing out what people currently believe that have signed such 'petitions' or 'camps'?


Brent.Allsop (talk) 23:33, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

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Thanks (for the notification I mean, not the revert itself ;) ...) I hope you will engage in the discussion that I've (re)started on the talk page of that guideline. Victor Yus (talk) 16:30, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

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Twitter issue[edit]

As you had participated in the previous AfD, your views would be welcome here Talk:Use_of_Twitter_by_celebrities_and_politicians#Proposal_to_merge. §§AnimeshKulkarni (talk) 16:28, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Your comment[edit] – Can you please not use phrases such as "this is true"? That sort of phrase makes it sound as if you're stating a fact instead of an opinion. You should be saying "I believe" or "I agree". --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 18:58, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, I didn't mean to offend you. I'll go ahead and reword that statement. ThemFromSpace 19:24, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. The other listed items introduced some level of doubt (e.g. the "may be" in the first item listed), so I figured that I should ask for the same treatment. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 19:48, 9 July 2012 (UTC) – Actually, you might want to consider switching "may" with "might". "May" is too strong of a word, especially when compared to the "I agree" in the item listed directly below the first item. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 19:54, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Redirection link question[edit]

Hi. About three years ago, you have decided that this article about hospitals in Romania is too broad. I agree, that article was very poor-worded and its content lacked a lot of information. However, I believe that page should be recreated and the redirect link should be removed, and the article should be rewritten. I know you could argue that its content could be as well written in the article it currently redirects to, but there are about 425 hospitals nationwide, hence it would be too big to be added in that particular article.

Finally, I'd like to know your opinion on this matter, since you're the one who added the redirection link (for a good reason). I am personally willing to write the article from scratch and add the data in, so it wouldn't be just a stub. Please let me know what you think about this. Thanks and have a nice week, Thevaluablediamond (talk) 14:51, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi. Feel free to go ahead and undo the redirect, but the entries in the new article should be notable and/or cited. ThemFromSpace 14:54, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

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Re Email Issue[edit]

Thanks, I discovered the problem while enroute back west from the East Coast. I think I've got it resolved. Let me know if you get anymore. Thanks again. --Mike Cline (talk) 15:45, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

inre Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Tatyana Arntgolts[edit]

Thanks for the close. I'll see what I can do over the next few days to properly source the article. Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 20:12, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

No problem, thanks for the help. ThemFromSpace 23:00, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!![edit]

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From your recent comment there, I presume you're unaware that members of the classical music project have restored all the "no infobox" comments that were removed by the bot? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:00, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

I see that now, thanks for the note. ThemFromSpace 19:49, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikiproject notes in articles[edit]

Pls see Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)#Wikiproject notes in articles - The issues may be much bigger then just the note on the pages - However I believe the viability of the note its self is what we should talk about at this time.Moxy (talk) 23:57, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll have a look at that. Do you know of any other projects that use hidden messages like this? This one might be alone here. ThemFromSpace 19:49, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

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After you finish all of that, I'd be happy to get you a cloak. :-) If you have any questions, feel free to ask me on my talk page. --Filip (§) 23:37, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Appreciate your assessment[edit]

Your comment regarding my old family postcard "Christmas, Isle of Pines, 1910" was spot on. Thanks for your assessment. I had given Mr. Norton permission to post it and when I discovered it was going to be deleted, I then donated it myself (I'm going to make an even better hi-rez scan today to replace the aforementioned file).This postcard is more than likely the only one that exists. My comment is here. My apologies if this comment doesn't end up at the bottom. I don't know what I'm doing exactly. Thanks again. JTN Jnarrin (talk) 21:27, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

Will comment back on your talkpage. ThemFromSpace 07:27, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

About deletion, Isle of Pines[edit]

Hello there, My apologies for not responding sooner to your kind note Re: one of my Wiki Commons images,,_Isle_of_Pines,_1910,_Great_Grandpa_%26_Grandma_Schell.jpg I understand if the image has to go. After reading the notes on my talk page, I decided to steam the postcard from it's backing and have a look. the results were interesting for me at least. There were no indications of the photographer however. There is the postmark, date and my ancestors writing. It was my wish that it could be of use for some person writing about the migration of Americans to the island, in that era. There exist two photo albums, documenting life on the island from 1898- 1917. At any rate, I will defer to your and whoever else is expert in these matters. It sure is not me! Please rest assured that if I post it at very least it is not copyrighted and possessed by me or is my personal work (a couple of these images seem to be plagiarized the world over). If any other of my uploads are not acceptable could you let me know? All my submissions are from originals which are still in my collection and I can prove this fact if need be. Although I'm ignorant of the details governing submissions (and many other myriad of protocol here), my intent is and always will be good.

Thanks for telling me. I appreciate your time. Jnarrin (talk) 03:47, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Lifting the Gibraltar DYK restrictions[edit]

A couple of months ago, you opposed a proposal to lift the restrictions on Gibraltar-related DYKs, which were imposed in September 2012. Could you possibly clarify (1) under what conditions you would support a lifting of the restrictions, and (2) when you think it would be appropriate to lift the restrictions? Prioryman (talk) 20:13, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

IP reverting all edits by User:Trivialist[edit]

I've popped something on the noticeboard. --Rob Sinden (talk) 15:35, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the notice. ThemFromSpace 15:44, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Hi, I'm DGG. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, Rubber chemistry and technology, and have un-reviewed it again. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you. DGG ( talk ) 03:12, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Since you immediately re-marked the page as reviewed, I'm assuming this was sent in error. Please correct me if I'm wrong. ThemFromSpace 17:26, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

2013 Philadelphia Wiki-Picnic: Saturday, June 22[edit]

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External link on Andy Murray[edit]

Undid your removal of this external link. The website's inclusion was approved by consensus on 2006 and 2009 and therefore overrides the WP:EL in this case. It was the first website on Andy Murray and is considered to have content that is unique and valuable to the reader. Please respect the process involved for this by leaving this as is. Mark7144 (talk 09:17, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

I'm sorry but that link violates our external links guidelines and does not add anything encyclopedic to the article. Repeated addition of it will be treated as spam and reverted on sight. ThemFromSpace 21:52, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

You yourself were part of the vote which was in favour of it remaining included. It has been voted in favour twice and never against. Please take a look at this:

I fully accept I'm from a position of bias but it's besides the point. Consensus is consensus and you should attempt to overturn legitimately rather than ignoring its authority. Mark7144

Those conversations were tainted by sock puppets and were heavily stonewalled, mostly by you. There was no clear consensus for keeping the link in any of them, so we default to the WP:EL guidelines which state that we do not link to fan sites unless they give readers an encyclopedic understanding of the article's subject matter. Wikipedia is not a venue to promote your website, and if that's your purpose here then you will be blocked from further editing. ThemFromSpace 22:25, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

You alone speculated about existence of sock puppets, that does not give you the right to ignore the result of a vote. That vote, on the matter of the fan site specifically, resulted in 7 in favour and 4 against. Mark7144 —Preceding undated comment added 22:39, 23 July 2013 (UTC)


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quality over quantity
Thank you for dreaming of "an appropriate and legitimate source of knowledge", "tough standards" and a "unified community", for an "incredible idea ... which has the potential to be a compromise for all parties", for offering help and providing a well-phrased summary, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:36, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 584th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, - is your offer still on? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:06, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Six years ago, you were recipient no. 584 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:39, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

Evidence phase open - Manning naming dispute[edit]

Dear Themfromspace.

This is just a quick courtesy notice. You recently offered a statement in a request for arbitration. The Arbitration Committee has accepted that request for arbitration and an arbitration case has been opened at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Manning naming dispute. Evidence that you wish the arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence subpage, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Manning naming dispute/Evidence. Please add your evidence by September 19, 2013, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can also contribute to the case workshop subpage, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Manning naming dispute/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. For the Arbitration Committee, Seddon talk 23:19, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Recent edits[edit]

Hi Themfromspace. My problem is that your recent edits include outing - by providing a direct link to the Elance advertisements, where the editor has revealed their real name, you are effectively outing them. Other editors don't need to see the advertisement in question, as it seems to me that we can provide the same information - letting everyone know that there is COI editing - by acknowledging that an advertisement was placed, without also providing a direct link. This is especially the case where the editor in question has already described the provision of these links as harassment.

I fully support any move to reduce the impact of paid editing, But per policy, we can't out editors as part of the process of showing their COI. - Bilby (talk) 22:46, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

I disagree with this practice and I have raised the issue at WP:COIN if you want to chime in there. ThemFromSpace 18:58, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
It isn't really a problem for COIN - if you want to change this, you'll probably need to tackle the policy at Wikipedia:Harassment. The problem is that the policy specifically refers to conflicts of interest, and doesn't make an exception to privacy requirements in order to tackle a COI. Similarly, the Wikipedia:Conflict of interest guidelines are clear that avoiding outing takes precedence over combatting conflicts of interest.
I have no problem with making it clear that an editor has a conflict of interest - we need to do so, and I wish we had stronger policies against paid editing. But we simply can't out someone as part of combatting their COI, so we need to find other approaches. In the past I've gone with sending details to checkusers and ArbCom, where appropriate, but often we don't need to provide the personal info in order to tackle them. - Bilby (talk) 05:44, 28 September 2013 (UTC)


Wikipedia_talk:Paid_editing_(policy)#Paid_editing_by_User:EagerToddler39 Greetings, --Paramecium (talk) 14:36, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Talk:Bradley Manning/October 2013 move request[edit]

Greetings. Because you participated in the August 2013 move request regarding this subject, you may be interested in participating in the current discussion. This notice is provided pursuant to Wikipedia:Canvassing#Appropriate notification. Cheers! bd2412 T 21:31, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

GLAM Cafe invitation[edit]

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Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

Books and Bytes

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Greetings Wikipedia Library members! Welcome to the inaugural edition of Books and Bytes, TWL’s monthly newsletter. We're sending you the first edition of this opt-in newsletter, because you signed up, or applied for a free research account: HighBeam, Credo, Questia, JSTOR, or Cochrane. To receive future updates of Books and Bytes, please add your name to the subscriber's list. There's lots of news this month for the Wikipedia Library, including new accounts, upcoming events, and new ways to get involved...

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Off to a roaring start this fall in the United States: 29 events are planned or have been hosted.

New subscription donations: Cochrane round 2; HighBeam round 8; Questia round 4... Can we partner with NY Times and Lexis-Nexis??

New ideas: OCLC innovations in the works; VisualEditor Reference Dialog Workshop; a photo contest idea emerges

News from the library world: Wikipedian joins the National Archives full time; the Getty Museum releases 4,500 images; CERN goes CC-BY

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The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

As a subscriber to one of The Wikipedia Library's programs, we'd like to hear your thoughts about future donations and project activities in this brief survey. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 15:46, 9 December 2013 (UTC)


Hi, Think I saw that you did an edit to "SpotJobs" article. I'm new here, but have permission to edit that article. Need help on linking the word "beta" in the HISTORY paragraph; should link to Any assistance greatly appreciated. Tee (talk) 01:29, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Looks like somebody beat me to it. ThemFromSpace 23:10, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG I am fresh out of wiki kittens; please accept this cake as a thank you for your thoughtful comments during my (now withdrawn) RfA. Constructive criticism is always appreciated. What doesn't kill us... Cheers, Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:43, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

LingQ page[edit]

Hello: I have been monitoring the LingQ page for a couple of years now, but was unaware that it is a commissioned article. You will see my reply to your post in the Talk section, so I will await the response to the notability template and will then proceed based on what administrators think. However, as mentioned in my reply, it is crucial to provide evidence when such a claim is made, so if you can present proof of the article's Elance origin, then any corresponding processes will be more straightforward. Thanks, --Soulparadox (talk) 13:40, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

John Myrdhin Reynolds[edit]

Could you take another look at this BLP article where you once made some edits. The article, originally created by a user now indefinitely blocked, relies on a single self-published source. Thanks Chris Fynn (talk) 08:22, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Would you have any suggestions?[edit]

A few months ago during the eventually unsuccessful Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/Piotrus_3 you voted "oppose". I wonder if you'd like to discuss any concerns of yours, or if you would have any suggestions in the event I'd decide to run again (which I am not planning to do anytime soon, but might consider in the future). For a better sense of my work and activities around the project, I invite you to consider reviewing my userpage, my talk page archives (which are not redacted), to watchlist my talk page, or use edit analysis tools like Wikichecker, content.paragr, dewkin, xtools-pages or xtools-ec (which in theory should work as of late 2014...). I would be more than happy to talk about your concerns over canvassing, I have given the policy much thought over the past year, and I would like to think I have a better understanding of it now. Thank you for your time, (PS. If you reply here, I'd appreciate a WP:ECHO or {{talkback}} ping). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 09:26, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Themfromspace - You contributed to a discussion of whether my website should be included as a "Reference" in the "Tourism in Maldives" page. The site is completely non-commercial, and a huge amount is invested in keeping useful information up to date. It is much more comprehensive than when you looked at it. You were concerned in your comments ( that it wasn't "encyclopedic" enough. One of the reasons why I think it warrants a reference link is because its data is interactive. I would love to add the data to to Wikipedia, but Wiki is not designed for this relational database information. Nonetheless, countless people feedback that it is a valuable *reference* tool for the Maldives. A number have suggested that it should be included, but I always say that I would need an editor to confirm that such an addition would be advisable and beneficial to the article. Can you please give me you advice on how I should proceed rather than me just giving it another attempt at adding it and seeing if it is acceptable now?


Bruce — Preceding unsigned comment added by Brucelynn2 (talkcontribs) 12:59, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

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