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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Madness of King George (book).jpg[edit]

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Vandalism[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Weapon_of_mass_destruction&oldid=189554097

I reverted the vandalism.

King Semsem (talk) 20:03, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Image:Contrabid.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Photo request[edit]

I saw your name at Wikipedia:Wikipedians/Photographers. For spite house, please photograph the Montlake Spite House located at 2022 24th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 if you are in that area. Thanks. GregManninLB (talk) 01:10, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Literati (game)[edit]

I've put this article up for proposed deletion (with WP:N and WP:V concerns.) You may like to address the concerns! Marasmusine (talk) 13:27, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Seattle meetup 5[edit]

Hi WAvegetarian, I see that you've attended the Seattle meetup 3 back in 2006. I hope that you can make it to the next one on June 19! Bestchai (talk) 22:07, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Help needed: Title change[edit]

Hi, Sorry to trouble you, but I didn't know where else to go for help. I've written a biography of the late stage and silent film star Paul Gilmore, but I had to list him as "Paul H. Gilmore" because there was another guy on Wikipedia named "Paul Gillmor." There really is no way to confuse the two because the spellings of the last name are completely different, but Wikipedia wouldn't let me list my guy as "Paul Gilmore." Hence, I had to add the middle initial to make it different.

I'd like to change that -- to list him, simply, as "Paul Gilmore," which is how he was known. How do I go about doing that?

Just as an added note; I'm rewriting the bio this weekend to reflect new information that has come to me, and will whip it into shape regarding style, references, etc.

Thank you for your help! CC —Preceding unsigned comment added by 147.138.33.122 (talk) 15:12, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

eighth blackbird[edit]

I think the issue here is that eighth blackbird is not the professionally used (or stage name) of a person (and so cannot be compared to will.i.am or k.d. lang). It is a trademark, and therefore seems to fall under those conventions (MOS:TM) when titling a Wikipedia article, as do craigslist, adidas, and thirtysomething. If you can find circumstances where lowercased trademarks (excepting of course eBay, iPod, etc.) are used lowercase in their Wikipedia article titles — in particular other musical groups — and prove that they are comforming to Wikipedia naming conventions, it might more readily be seen to possibly apply here. Anyway, that's my take on it at the moment, after researching the matter for about 20 minutes. Softlavender (talk) 01:54, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Adidas: Yes, it (and the others) should always be in uppercase:
  • Trademarks rendered without any capitals are always capitalized:
    • avoid: thirtysomething is a television show that may have been sponsored by adidas, but not by craigslist, because the show was over before craigslist existed.
    • instead, use: Thirtysomething is a television show that may have been sponsored by Adidas, but not by Craigslist, because the show was over before Craigslist existed.
From MOS:TM. I started to think about fixing it just now, but there's spillover to another Adidas subsidiary's article and I felt I didn't have the time at present. Softlavender (talk) 05:39, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
I wonder if a Bot could do all of those annoying fixes? Because it's just not my cup of tea. I will leave it to your discretion. BTW, Happy holidays! Softlavender (talk) 13:47, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
Totally hear you. Have fun in your classes, whatever they be. (What be they, if the conversation warrants?) Softlavender (talk) 04:17, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of YMCA Camp Orkila[edit]

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The article YMCA Camp Orkila has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Non-notable summer camp. Other summer camps over 100 years old include Camp Mowglis (founded 1903) YMCA Camp St. Croix, Lake Delaware Boys' Camp, YMCA Camp Eberhart, Camp Lincoln - Camp Lake Hubert, and Camp Wachusett. There are many more, I just searched by "founded 1903" or "founded 1909" and "summer camp". Try searching by some other years.

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AfD nomination of YMCA Camp Orkila[edit]

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Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference[edit]

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Non-free rationale for File:Powerpetebox.jpeg[edit]

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear WAvegetarian,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar — Preceding unsigned comment added by 35.9.115.210 (talk) 21:37, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

image use[edit]

i have used this picture 'Burning_Bunsen_burner.jpg'. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alvinkyw (talkcontribs) 15:02, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

MfD nomination of User:WAvegetarian/Doe[edit]

User:WAvegetarian/Doe, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:WAvegetarian/Doe and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of User:WAvegetarian/Doe during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Jinkinson talk to me What did he do now? 16:37, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:ShreddedWheat.jpg[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Block Request Comment Suggestion[edit]

Hey,

Can you put a temp page protection and block that user for Tetragrammation?

Thanks, --TJH2018 (talk) 02:34, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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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) 20:33, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi WAvegetarian.

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) 13:48, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svgHello, WAvegetarian. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Waterfountain listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Waterfountain. Since you had some involvement with the Waterfountain redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. –Davey2010Talk 17:27, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter - February 2017[edit]

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  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

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ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svgHello, WAvegetarian. Voting in the 2017 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 10 December. All users who registered an account before Saturday, 28 October 2017, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Wednesday, 1 November 2017 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

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If you wish to participate in the 2017 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2018 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svgHello, WAvegetarian. Voting in the 2018 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 3 December. All users who registered an account before Sunday, 28 October 2018, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Thursday, 1 November 2018 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

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If you wish to participate in the 2018 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject Apple Inc.[edit]

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Hello WAvegetarian,

You've been identified either as a previous member of the project, an active editor on Apple related pages, a bearer of Apple related userboxes, or just a hoopy frood.

WikiProject Apple Inc. has unexpectedly quit, because an error type "unknown" occured. Editors must restart it! If you are interested, read the project page and sign up as a member. There's something for everyone to do, such as welcoming, sourcing, writing, copy editing, gnoming, proofreading, or feedback — but no pressure. Do what you do, but let's coordinate and stay in touch.

See the full welcome message on the talk page, or join the new IRC channel on irc.freenode.net named #wikipedia-en-appleinc connect. Please join, speak, and idle, and someone will read and reply.

Please spread the word, and join or unsubscribe at the subscription page.

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ArbCom 2019 special circular[edit]

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This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:26, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)[edit]

ArbCom would like to apologise and correct our previous mass message in light of the response from the community.

Since November 2018, six administrator accounts have been compromised and temporarily desysopped. In an effort to help improve account security, our intention was to remind administrators of existing policies on account security — that they are required to "have strong passwords and follow appropriate personal security practices." We have updated our procedures to ensure that we enforce these policies more strictly in the future. The policies themselves have not changed. In particular, two-factor authentication remains an optional means of adding extra security to your account. The choice not to enable 2FA will not be considered when deciding to restore sysop privileges to administrator accounts that were compromised.

We are sorry for the wording of our previous message, which did not accurately convey this, and deeply regret the tone in which it was delivered.

For the Arbitration Committee, -Cameron11598 21:04, 4 May 2019 (UTC)