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Due to personal issues, RickinBaltimore will be away from Wikipedia for an undefined period of time.

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Merry Merry[edit]

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Hello RickinBaltimore,
Early in A Child's Christmas in Wales the young Dylan and his friend Jim Prothero witness smoke pouring from Jim's home. After the conflagration has been extinguished Dylan writes that

Nobody could have had a noisier Christmas Eve. And when the firemen turned off the hose and were standing in the wet, smoky room, Jim's Aunt, Miss. Prothero, came downstairs and peered in at them. Jim and I waited, very quietly, to hear what she would say to them. She said the right thing, always. She looked at the three tall firemen in their shining helmets, standing among the smoke and cinders and dissolving snowballs, and she said, "Would you like anything to read?"

My thanks to you for your efforts to keep the 'pedia readable in case the firemen chose one of our articles :-) Best wishes to you and yours and happy editing in 2019. MarnetteD|Talk 19:49, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
And the same to you and yours Marnette! RickinBaltimore (talk) 21:11, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

Happy Holidays![edit]

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Happy Holidays!
May your winter holidays be filled with joy, laughter and good health. Wishing you all the best in 2019 and beyond.

--Cameron11598 (Talk) 04:39, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

And thank you and the same for you and yours! RickinBaltimore (talk) 00:09, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

Season's Greetings[edit]

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Thank you so much! Well wishes for you and yours this season RickinBaltimore (talk) 00:09, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

Seasonal Greetings[edit]

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Hello RickinBaltimore, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2019.
Happy editing,

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Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to other user talk pages.

Thank you so much!! The best for you and all of yours this season and in the new year. RickinBaltimore (talk) 00:10, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

Yo Ho Ho[edit]

and the very best to you and all of yours, thank you so much! RickinBaltimore (talk) 01:38, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG thanks for your blocking of user 68.184.156.87 ~ Mitchellhobbs (talk) 14:48, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
You're welcome! RickinBaltimore (talk) 01:40, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – January 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (December 2018).

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Alight Solutions listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Alight Solutions. Since you had some involvement with the Alight Solutions redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 03:45, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Your fan[edit]

Unless the IP was referring to someone else, you have a fan. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 01:25, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Huh and to think [1] this was my biggest fan. RickinBaltimore (talk) 01:59, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – February 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2019).

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Administrators' newsletter – March 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2019).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • A new tool is available to help determine if a given IP is an open proxy/VPN/webhost/compromised host.

Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Committee announced two new OTRS queues. Both are meant solely for cases involving private information; other cases will continue to be handled at the appropriate venues (e.g., WP:COIN or WP:SPI).
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    • checkuser-en-wp@wikipedia.org has been set up to receive private requests for CheckUser. For instance, requests for IP block exemption for anonymous proxy editing should now be sent to this address instead of the functionaries-en list.

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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:13, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Walter Görlitz[edit]

I've protected the SPI page, and added the IPs to the investigation. Clearly socks of each other though (doubt the master is involved). GiantSnowman 13:05, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

Walter's not involved. Thanks for protecting it too GS, I was about to. Of note, two of the IPs appear to be from the range that this long time vandal is from, but the behavior is wildly different. RickinBaltimore (talk) 13:07, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
New sock at 74.196.254.69 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) which I've blocked. However, given my ArbCom restrictions, I can't do anything more I'm afraid so we'll have to rely on you/other to deal with future disruption... GiantSnowman 13:09, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
Looks like it's going to be whack-a-mole with the IPs for now. RickinBaltimore (talk) 13:14, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Now here which I can't touch, sorry. GiantSnowman 13:17, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
Blocked the last two IPs. I'll have an eye on it. I know this much, it's not WG doing this. RickinBaltimore (talk) 13:18, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
Agreed. Thanks for picking this up - however I've protected WT:FOOTBALL. GiantSnowman 13:18, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
Hiya Rick, don't know how much it helps, but BT is pretty global, they operate in Canada and Portugal, having hubs in all the places these attacks are coming from. The anomaly to me is Single Digits, which is appears to me to be the a proxy gateway, don't know if that helps you know, Regards, Govvy (talk) 14:01, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
At this point it's someone doing it for S & G's I think. Either way, it's stopped with the protection for the moment, but I can say with confidence it wasn't who was accused. RickinBaltimore (talk) 14:21, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

You've got mail[edit]

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Extreme Fighting Championship name redirection[edit]

Extreme Fighting Championship I think should be redirected to EFC Worldwide as Extreme Fighting Championship is the original name of the company. Dwanyewest (talk) 14:41, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Portal RFArb[edit]

I think that you forgot to sign your acceptance. Robert McClenon (talk) 15:46, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

I think that the time in Baltimore City and Baltimore County is the same as in Prince Georges County and that was about an hour ago. Robert McClenon (talk) 15:46, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

That's my bad. Could have sworn I signed it. RickinBaltimore (talk) 15:48, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

*URGENT* Hide IP address ASAP[edit]

Hi please hide my Ip address: [REDACTED - Oshwah] from this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khaled_Juffali without removing content added if possible. Expunge — Preceding unsigned comment added by Quantom122 (talkcontribs) 14:39, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks Osh! To the person making the request, can you send me an email if you need something redacted, that way it's not all over Wikipedia? RickinBaltimore (talk) 15:36, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2019).

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  • Two more administrator accounts were compromised. Evidence has shown that these attacks, like previous incidents, were due to reusing a password that was used on another website that suffered a data breach. If you have ever used your current password on any other website, you should change it immediately. All admins are strongly encouraged to enable two-factor authentication, please consider doing so. Please always practice appropriate account security by ensuring your password is secure and unique to Wikimedia.
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Hello![edit]

Hi there! It's a pleasure to "meet" you!

I'm rather new to wikipedia and have been trying to learn the ropes, so to speak for awhile and am making some (albeit less than I thought) progress.

I wanted to reach out since I saw you were a user who deleted a long-unworked on draft of an article I had started to write (when I was even more green to the wikipedia format) and have requested it to be un-deleted so that I could attempt to continue to work on it.

Would there be any chance you'd be willing to help me as far as providing some advice and assistance so that I make sure it abides by all of Wikipedia's rules while I learn my way around the platform further.

If so I'd be very grateful. Thanks for your time and have a lovely week!


Cheers! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jojohot1 (talkcontribs) 06:21, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

I will be more than happy to! Give me a couple hours to get set at a PC and I can restore the draft for you. RickinBaltimore (talk) 09:55, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
And I have restored it for you. As for what to do to make it fit in for Wikipedia, I would very much suggest to submit it through the articles for creation process. That is a group of editors that reviews drafts like yours and let you know what needs to be done to make it meet our guidelines. RickinBaltimore (talk) 11:43, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

ArbCom 2019 special circular[edit]

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Administrators must secure their accounts

The Arbitration Committee may require a new RfA if your account is compromised.

View additional information

This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:35, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Yeah, I kind of know :) RickinBaltimore (talk) 23:44, 3 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)


Administrators' newsletter – May 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2019).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • XTools Admin Stats, a tool to list admins by administrative actions, has been revamped to support more types of log entries such as AbuseFilter changes. Two additional tools have been integrated into it as well: Steward Stats and Patroller Stats.

Arbitration

  • In response to the continuing compromise of administrator accounts, the Arbitration Committee passed a motion amending the procedures for return of permissions (diff). In such cases, the committee will review all available information to determine whether the administrator followed "appropriate personal security practices" before restoring permissions; administrators found failing to have adequately done so will not be resysopped automatically. All current administrators have been notified of this change.
  • Following a formal ratification process, the arbitration policy has been amended (diff). Specifically, the two-thirds majority required to remove or suspend an arbitrator now excludes (1) the arbitrator facing suspension or removal, and (2) any inactive arbitrator who does not respond within 30 days to attempts to solicit their feedback on the resolution through all known methods of communication.

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Precious anniversary[edit]

Precious
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Three years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:05, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

Spam help[edit]

Hey RickinBaltimore! I saw that you recently warned User_talk:Dee_dee_anne for spamming his link on the Ketogenic diet, and I just wanted to let you know that he spammed it again. I reverted his revision but wasn't sure if you wanted to take further action. Thanks! ChipotleHater (talk) 19:51, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

I gave them a 31 hour block for the spamming soon after you reverted them. They obviously wanted to slip in that link, regardless of what they were told. RickinBaltimore (talk) 20:10, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

Referencing Concern[edit]

Hi Rick, I understand your concern over the references included. I would note: the only reference is to the official website of a relevant party. Considering the page's subject's official website is also a reference, I can safely assume such a citation is acceptable on Wikipedia. Further, the link to the "blog" is not meant to be a reference or citation, but simply relevant descriptive documentation of the post. Thanks!

For a statement such as that however, we aren't going to be able to use links to https://bwrecords2019.home.blog, which is a blog and NOT a reliable source. The other link that was used goes to the personal site of an investigator, again not a source we would use in the article. If there are reports in a reliable source, such as print media, etc. then re adding the info would be appropriate. RickinBaltimore (talk) 14:42, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Sorry for my ignorance, but why is the subject's personal website acceptable if the investigator's is not? Also, despite the sources, if this is all factual information (as in: there is an active investigation; there are accounts online) why does the narrative have to be removed along with the sources? Is there something about the picture that is unacceptable? Thank you,

For something such as this which heavily involves our policy on living people, a link to a private investigator page for this sort of allegation will not be appropriate. RickinBaltimore (talk) 15:26, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi Rick, Thanks for your help on this. I've located the "submit an edit request" option on the page in question, and will use that tool when print media is available as a source. Do you have any other suggestions? --Stophidingbehind (talk) 16:46, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Was that intentional?[edit]

Hi, Rick. Was this removal intentional? I reverted it, since you didn't give a reason, and I couldn't see any obvious problem with Objective3000's post. Bishonen | talk 01:45, 16 May 2019 (UTC).

Ugh it was not. That was an errant click on my part and I apologize for that. RickinBaltimore (talk) 09:39, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Icodense99[edit]

Thanks for your note. I solidly agree with WP:NOPUNISH and have no hesitation agreeing with an unblock for someone who gets it. Nyttend (talk) 21:14, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Oops, apparently WP:NOPUNISH and WP:PUNISH aren't the same. I meant to refer to the essay. Nyttend (talk) 21:15, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

CMTP[edit]

Hi Rick, I am a student intern at Sheridan College working on a new page for the Canadian Music Theatre Project and was directed to you as you had last been in contact with a page with the same title back in 2017.

Thank you for your help.

I found the draft page that was being worked on here: Draft:Canadian Music Theatre Project. I've restored it for you now, so best of luck in your editing! RickinBaltimore (talk) 18:27, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

I don't know why every other editor I have run into has either told me I'm a vandal or blocked me for pointing out the vandalism on the Panties article but thank you for reverting it. 2001:4898:80E8:3:3541:C292:A263:D9A1 (talk) 22:08, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – June 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2019).

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  • The CSD feature of Twinkle now allows admins to notify page creators of deletion if the page had not been tagged. The default behavior matches that of tagging notifications, and replaces the ability to open the user talk page upon deletion. You can customize which criteria receive notifications in your Twinkle preferences: look for Notify page creator when deleting under these criteria.
  • Twinkle's d-batch (batch delete) feature now supports deleting subpages (and related redirects and talk pages) of each page. The pages will be listed first but use with caution! The und-batch (batch undelete) option can now also restore talk pages.

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Re: WJBscribe[edit]

I'm slightly discouraged to make a statement at WP:ARC because it would just contribute to the noise, but I do think you might enjoy my little essay on this affair. –MJLTalk 18:10, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

I read that the other day, and I do wish everyone would take a deep breath, a step back and just try to be more civil. Thanks for sharing. RickinBaltimore (talk) 01:04, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
Well, thank you for reading it! Sometimes it feels like I'm just speaking into the void. –MJLTalk 01:40, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Refund?[edit]

Rick, just noticed that, like two years ago, you deleted this: User:Montanabw/Thoroughbred Daily News. Unless it had egregious copyvio problems, can you restore it? I had it moved to my userspace when someone else had created the article but it was deleted, then, obviously, I never got around to fixing it. Would like to now. Can you put it back per WP:REFUND? Thanks Montanabw(talk)

Of course I can! Sorry for the delay, but will do. RickinBaltimore (talk) 00:42, 16 June 2019 (UTC)


Sandeep Maheshwari Draft[edit]

Hello User talk:RickinBaltimore,

Can you please re-enable Sandeep Maheshwari draft page so that I can work on it? I can see that are enough sources to work on his article. Can you please consider?

Thank you.

Kind Regards,

HappyMauritius (talk) 11:34, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – July 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (June 2019).

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Best wishes[edit]

I hope you're OK, sir. Guy (Help!) 20:11, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

No matter what any person says, Baltimore is a wonderful town. Alanscottwalker (talk) 20:17, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for volunteering for one of the toughest roles on the project, at what must be one of the toughest times to be doing it. Best of luck going forward, and hope to still see you around. Seraphimblade Talk to me 21:52, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Best wishes from me too. --Tryptofish (talk) 22:06, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Thanks to you all. I'll be back in the future, though not sure when. Have to handle some things at home/work that will take priority over my editing on Wikipedia. I want to convey my apologies to the community for leaving ArbCom now at seemingly the worst possible time. This wasn't done lightly, but I unfortunately need to handle things here accordingly. (And yes, Baltimore may have the issues the President mentioned, but it's still a wonderful place to be). RickinBaltimore (talk) 22:39, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Fare well[edit]

I hope things work out for you. Whatever challenges there are, tomorrow might be sunny, and you might be able to get an ice cream. Jehochman Talk 22:51, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you![edit]

Cup-o-coffee-simple.svg Take care Rick. Drmies (talk) 01:35, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

Take care and be well[edit]

Hi RickinBaltimore. I'm sorry to hear that things within your off-wiki personal life have prompted your resignation from the Arbitration Committee as well as time away from Wikipedia for an undetermined amount of time. I hope that these off-wiki matters don't come with stress, grief, anxiety, or negative uncertainty, and I hope that you take care of yourself, be well, and that the off-wiki matters in your personal life come to a fast, full, positive, and happy closure and in the manner that you hope or want them to be. I'm available on-wiki or via email should you need anything, and I hope to see you back soon. :-) Best wishes - your pal, ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 06:43, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – August 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2019).

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  • Following a research project on masking IP addresses, the Foundation is starting a new project to improve the privacy of IP editors. The result of this project may significantly change administrative and counter-vandalism workflows. The project is in the very early stages of discussions and there is no concrete plan yet. Admins and the broader community are encouraged to leave feedback on the talk page.
  • The new page reviewer right is bundled with the admin tool set. Many admins regularly help out at Special:NewPagesFeed, but they may not be aware of improvements, changes, and new tools for the Curation system. Stay up to date by subscribing here to the NPP newsletter that appears every two months, and/or putting the reviewers' talk page on your watchlist.

    Since the introduction of temporary user rights, it is becoming more usual to accord the New Page Reviewer right on a probationary period of 3 to 6 months in the first instance. This avoids rights removal for inactivity at a later stage and enables a review of their work before according the right on a permanent basis.


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:24, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Request to Reconsider the article marked for Speedy Deletion[edit]

Hello RickinBaltimore. Thanks marking the article for speedy in 2017. I was still learning to write on Wikipedia then. You are absolutely correct. I am totally sorry! However, I have taken a look in that article and I realized that I can improve. Please help me improve it. Thanks . Kabusa16 (talk) 09:35, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2019).

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