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Just a note

You can remove the {{cot}} but, my rational still stands, turning request for rights into file uploads request is not for WP:PERM/C this is done at WP:FFU as you already know. Thank you. Mlpearc (powwow) 18:04, 10 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I disagree with you, as they didn't request the upload of a file, but the confirmed permission. I just uploaded these files, because I didn't see any reason why not, and asked if they need the permission for anything other? There is nothing wrong with that. Or uploading the file and declining the request with pointing to my talk page if they want something other would be better? Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 18:24, 10 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No worries :)

Have a great week! --j⚛e deckertalk 06:38, 11 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You too. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 06:50, 11 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Heads up...

...anytime you see someone in RFPC who has an obvious COI or username infraction, do not engage ...it gets their hopes up when they actually have other problems to be concerned about. Xceedium is a perfect example of a discussion that should not have continued (✉→BWilkins←✎) 19:07, 11 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Okay, will do so next time. Thanks for the advice. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 19:08, 11 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Some bubble tea for you!

Thanks for your help clerking at RFPP. Regards, Dianna (talk) 19:41, 11 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 19:44, 11 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wes Hampton (copyright)

I'm sorry, but I don't quite understand why I cannot use that image I requested ability to use. I doesn't mention a copyright on the image, and I if it is non-free, then I am not sure how to find a free one, as he is a Christian singer, and I am not sure to find one that I can use. Sorry, I am new to this type of editing, and if you could find some way or someone to help, that would be great. Quadspyder (talk) 13:14, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well the image you want to use is on this website. According to it: "©2010 Wes Hampton. All Rights Reserved." As the image is copyrighted it can not be used under a free license, and only the non-free option remains. However this isn't applicable there either, as according to the first non-free content criteria a non-free file can only be used if a free equivalent wouldn't be available. However I have fund four free images on FlickR (1, 2, 3 and 4. You can upload these image(s) to our free image repository, the Commons. You do not need any special permissions to upload there and you can use the same username and password you use here. Regards, Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 13:34, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay, thank you, that is very helpful. However I still do not have permission to upload these pictures for the article, how would I go about doing that? Quadspyder (talk) 15:18, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As I said: "You can upload these image(s) to our free image repository, the Commons. You do not need any special permissions to upload there and you can use the same username and password you use here." The images upload there can used on the English Wikipedia too. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 15:23, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay thanks, sorry I missed when you said it the first time. Quadspyder (talk) 15:31, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No problem. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 15:32, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's closed as not created. I wonder if there is no prejudice to creating a task force of NBC's Thursday lineup. --George Ho (talk) 16:03, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Of course not. The closure makes just clear, that the project wasn't created yet. In other word not created isn't the same as not creatable. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 16:06, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I guess, I can create it myself, right? --George Ho (talk) 16:08, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Right. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 16:11, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

FFU script for AFCH

Hi, I started to develop the FFU script part for the AFCH. An old copy of the gadget (same days, maybe weeks old) with the new improvements can be found at User:Mabdul/afchelper4.1.js‎. At the moment I'm still working on the design and the options. See also my test sandbox at Wikipedia:Files for upload/sandbox. Any ideas, did I miss something? Feel free to post it here, at my talk page, or at WP:AFCH/DEV if you find anything.

Known issues:

  • no checkbox for /recent (will be added in a few minutes)
  • one of the headlines doesn't show up (I have no clue why at the moment)

mabdul 19:14, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It looks good, but it doesn't work for me. It doesn't do anything at all (with the exception of the comment function, where it gives "Got token Got Wikipedia:Files for upload/sandbox Saved Wikipedia:Files for upload/sandbox Done (Reload page)", but no edit happens.) Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 20:02, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah, as I said: I forked today the AFC/R part and modified it. At the moment I only created so that the design works. The 'underlying code'/backend code will be added in the next few days, although this shouldn't be so hard. I will inform you if it works completely, and after a short beta phase it will be merged to the AFCH gadget! mabdul 20:13, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 20:14, 13 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pictures

Hello, Armbrust. You were helpful before, so I am contacting you again about making changes. My account is now confirmed, and I have begun uploading pictures that I have found at many different places in the public domain. Unfortunately, I do not seem to be able to upload past two photos at the moment. Is there a time limit I must wait between each time I put on a picture? Thank you for your time. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Today2 (talkcontribs) 02:34, 16 July 2012‎

I don't know from such a limit and it looks like from your upload log, that it has been solved. Also note, that publicly available isn't the same as public domain. The copyright holder has to explicitly release their work in to the public domain (or under a free license), otherwise it's copyrighted. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 07:23, 16 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, I was able to solve the issue. Ok, thank you for clarifying the difference. Would it be better if I categorized the pictures as copyrighted, but with with fair use, as the school knows I am making the changes to this page? While the pictures I am using seem to be widely used, I have informed the school that I would be making these changes. The pictures I am try to reference are those mainly coming from the school itself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Today2 (talkcontribs) 12:05, 16 July 2012‎
The school have to release the images, as per the image use policy. For further information see: Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials and Wikipedia:Declaration of consent for all enquiries. If they do this, than the images should be uploaded to our free image repository, the Commons with the {{OTRS pending}} template. You do not need any special permissions to upload there and you can use the same username and password you use here. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 12:09, 16 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Draft review request

Heya Armbrust, Can you please review a small draft for me? Here it is, Ideal Ice Cream, Mangalore. --Vaman Shenoy (talk) 03:55, 16 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 08:40, 16 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Quick question

Would you happen to know which toolserver will provide the list of articles that I created?-CTS talk 07:19, 16 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

At the bottom of Special:Contributions/Cntras, there is a link called "Articles created". Click on it and it will list the articles you have created and are currently not a redirects. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 08:47, 16 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And all this time I've been trying to sift through the toolservers. Thanks. -CTS talk 09:30, 16 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Signpost: 16 July 2012

Bicycle Race

Perhaps you would like to take this up on the Talk:Bicycle Race page? --evrik (talk) 17:42, 17 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I decided for Wikipedia:Files_for_deletion/2012_July_17#File:Queen_Bicycle_Race_cover.jpg instead. (Before this message was left on my talk page.) Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 17:44, 17 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

State University of Leuven

Thanks for noticing and correcting this lapse of attention on my part. -- Black Falcon (talk) 21:16, 17 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Be my guest. It was very easy to guess, what you meant. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 21:18, 17 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Still not confirmed

Hello Armburst, You sent me a welcome message, but my account is still not confirmed, so I still cannot upload my audio. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tarif7 (talkcontribs) 23:39, 18 July 2012‎

Welcoming someone doesn't mean they become confirmed. Also WP:Spoken articles should be uploaded to the Commons. That is our free file repository, you do not need any special privileges to upload there and can use the same username and password you use here. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 00:15, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for welcoming me. I tried to upload audio but still cannot do it because it says my account has not been confirmed. Is there any way for me to upload my audio for "Phylloquinone"? Thanks (Tarif7 (talk) 00:17, 21 July 2012 (UTC))Reply[reply]
You just need four more edits to become autoconfirmed. Also is there any reason, why you don't want to upload the audio file to Commons? Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 06:01, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok thank you, I did not notice your previous answer, I will upload it to Commons. (Tarif7 (talk) 15:09, 21 July 2012 (UTC))Reply[reply]
Added spoken article in external links. Its the Phylloquinone article. Did I link to the article properly? And did I add the spoken article properly? (Tarif7 (talk) 17:12, 21 July 2012 (UTC))Reply[reply]
It looks like, everything was properly made. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 17:16, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Logo UK EPTC

Hey Armbrust, auf der deutschen Seite gibt es ein Logo zur gerade laufenden UK EPTC. Sollte doch auch in Commons gültig sein, oder? Kommt ja schließlich von WorldSnooker. Kannst du das mal prüfen? Gruß. --LezFraniak (talk) 01:08, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ich denke nicht. Die rechte Seite des Logos ist Komplex genug im Vereinigten Königreich um urheberrechtlich schützen zu können. Nach commons:Threshold of originality#United Kingdom ist sogar dieses Logo viel zu komplex um es in Commons aufladen zu können. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 01:16, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks....

...for doing this properly for me! Kim Dent-Brown (Talk) 20:36, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

And I thank you for closing three discussions, formerly listed on the page. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 20:42, 19 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WP:PERM/C

I declined a request for you, as the user did not respond to the question.--Anderson - what's up? If you believe there has been a mistake, report it on my talk page. 21:33, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Okay. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 21:39, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You're welcome.--Anderson - what's up? If you believe there has been a mistake, report it on my talk page. 21:40, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What would be the best template to use for someone who is requesting to save books? thanks.--Anderson - what's up? 23:33, 20 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There is no template for this. Wait for admin to grant the right. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 06:03, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You deserve a pat on the back!

  • No problem, since you and I - we both face the same kind of annoying editors/socks in the line of our duties here. Look on the bright side, at least they weren't drink driving on a weekend. Cheers~! --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 16:02, 21 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you! (from Riley Huntley)

Thanks. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 22:18, 22 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, I recently had help from you with Wikipedia guideline issues for biography on Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia Site. I now have a problem (banner) at the top of the biography.. restoring the issues on the biography. Could you please take a look at it first & provide suggestions on changes. Thank you. Ahjkl67435 (talk) 16:05, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry, but I can't help you with this problems. You can ask for copy-editing at WP:GOCE/REQ. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 13:30, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Signpost: 23 July 2012

Risker brings up a point in her oppose about reverts. I think it'd be beneficial to your closing statement if you explicitly stated that the consensus developed in the proposal to implement VIAF does not override the larger consensus on WP:EW and WP:SANCTIONS.--v/r - TP 13:00, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't think this is necessary. (Also WP:SANCTIONS is an essay, there is no large consensus behind it.) Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 13:49, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Authority control RFC

Thanks for closing this! Now we get to move on to the heavy lifting of actually implementing the consensus ;-)... Andrew Gray (talk) 13:01, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Be my guest. I have already planned on closing this latter. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 13:37, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Non-Commercial on en.wikipedia.org

Are you really sure that CC-BY-NC is not permitted on en.wikipedia.org? Since non-free images are allowed under "Fair use", I dont understand why. I know that its not permitted on Commons. Can you please provide me with a link to the ruling you used to decline. Thank you! / SwedeMiker (talk) 15:52, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See WP:CSD#F3. Fair use isn't an option as there is already a free image about Åsa Linderborg per WP:NFCC#1. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 15:58, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I got it. Thank you! / SwedeMiker (talk) 16:01, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Need images

Sir, There no images in articles like Jhansi Ki Rani (TV series) and Shobha Somnath Ki. So please add some images (like stills and posters) to them. Thanks JasHne VB (talk) 09:57, 25 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That's not my problem. If you want images in the infoboxes, than you should add links to these images. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 10:13, 25 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If I add bare URLs of images here, will you upload it to Wikipedia using appropriate wiki-stuffs? JasHne VB (talk) 16:31, 25 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Only if (1) it is a poster, DVD cover or a logo (otherwise you should give a non-free use rationale too) and (2) it is very clear which image goes to which page. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 18:27, 25 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Here you goes,
  1. [1] - Article: Jhansi Ki Rani (TV series)
  2. [2] - Article: The Sword of Tipu Sultan
  3. [3] - Article: Chandragupta Maurya (TV series)
JasHne VB (talk) 09:00, 27 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Let's see:
  1.  Not done Image contains more than just a logo.
  2.  Done Uploaded file to File:The Sword of Tipu Sultan DVD cover.jpg and added it to the article.
  3.  Not done Image contains more than just a logo.
Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 09:46, 27 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You said they can be posters, 1 (the topmost image) and 2 are posters. So why cant? And pls explain me what is a a non-free use rationale? JasHne VB (talk) 05:01, 28 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It looks to me more like a promotional picture, than a poster. For your second question see: Wikipedia:Non-free use rationale guideline. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 07:17, 28 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks. Pls explain the difference between a promotional picture and a poster. I thought promotional pictures are a kind of posters. Here is some posters/DVD covers/logos and their respective articles. Please upload these too.

  1. [4] at [5]. Article: The Great Maratha
  2. [6] at [7]. Article: Mirza Ghalib (1988 TV series)
  3. [8] or [9] in Article: Chandragupta Maurya (TV series)

JasHne VB (talk) 12:23, 3 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lets see:
  1.  Uploaded at File:The Great Maratha DVD cover.jpg.
  2.  Uploaded at File:Mirza Ghalib (1988 TV series) DVD cover.jpg
  3.  Uploaded at File:Chandragupta Maurya (TV series) logo.jpg
I have also added all the uploaded images to the corresponding articles. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 12:56, 8 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Big thanks... ( JasHne VB (talk) 05:05, 9 August 2012 (UTC))Reply[reply]

Requests for page protection

Sorry about the placement, i didn't notice that. Have a nice day and thanks again Jenova20 (email) 10:35, 25 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No problem. It's very easy to correct. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 11:21, 25 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Texas State Highway 32

Afternoon, Please move Texas State Highway Loop 32 back to Texas State Highway 32. That highway is not a designated loop, it is an actual main system state highway (or at least it will be soon). Thanks. 25or6to4 (talk) 19:43, 25 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Only if you can explain to me, why the article says it is a "proposed loop around the southern side of Brownsville". Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 19:47, 25 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Because Texas highways aren't named very well. It will have the form of a loop, but that's the state of Texas decided to name it as a main state highway, per the reference.25or6to4 (talk) 04:34, 27 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay, that's good enough for me.  Moved back. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 06:56, 27 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RFPP Semi-Script

Curious about how the RFPP page semi-automated script works. Is it something you could share so others can run it to clean up the page when it clogs up? SWATJester Son of the Defender 11:36, 26 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I use the User:Rami_R/rfppClerk.js script. It works if you edit the page, and adds a "RFPP" button to the toolbox. (Moves answered requests after 6 hours to "Fulfilled/denied requests" and after 12 hours removes them from the page.) Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 11:46, 26 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Much appreciated. SWATJester Son of the Defender 11:49, 26 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Redirect of Oglethorpe Charter School

I noticed in the contributions list for the Oglethorpe Charter School page, you re-directed the page. Under what authority? Why was this done? I am was involved in the founding of the school and I am employed by the school. Just wondering. Coach Case (talk) 22:48, 26 July 2012 (UTC)Coach CaseReply[reply]

The article was redirected to the school district article following this AfD, where there was clear consensus for the redirect. This outcome could be reached due to lack of extensive coverage in third party reliable sources. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 23:03, 26 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Edit war on Kamrupi

I have tried to reach out to the other editor [10], which the other user has reverted, but have not made contact. I have already placed a semi-protect request. Please recommend other steps if necessary. Chaipau (talk) 22:56, 26 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There is nothing else to do. This is a clear edit warring from both of you. If either of you continue, than I will report it to WP:ANEW. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 23:07, 26 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Kamrupi_(disambiguation) exists and same was informed here and Kamrupi page was redirected to intended article. User Chaipau is performing duplication and same can be avoided by fully protecting Kamrupi page. Thanks ! bbhagawati (talk) 02:53, 27 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You just made a copy-and-past page-move by creating Kamrupi_(disambiguation). Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 07:00, 27 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As you see that said disambiguation is new and can be developed further if speedy deletion tag is removed bbhagawati (talk) 15:01, 27 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No after Kamrupi_(disambiguation) is deleted and Kamrupi is reverted to it's original state before the dispute, than you should initiate a Requested moves discussion to correctly move the article. Copy and paste move isn't allowed on Wikipedia. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 15:11, 27 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As the mfd closer, you alright if I tag it with {{historical}} aye? Egg Centric 01:25, 27 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Expanded closure with "don't mark as {{historical}}". Regards, Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 07:07, 27 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Smsarmad

You recently gave User:Smsarmad Account creator rights, the rules for this right sat a person who has been blocked for sock puppetry cannot have it, SMS has been blocked for socking in the past. See here. I am curious as to why this was discounted when the user right was given? Darkness Shines (talk) 17:26, 29 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry, wrong talk page. According to the rights log Stwalkerster (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA) has granted Smsarmad the right. (BTW I as non-admin couldn't do it, even if I wanted to.) Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 17:34, 29 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry, I had thought it was you as you added the icon the to the userpage, shall ask the other fellow. Darkness Shines (talk) 17:35, 29 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Saw your decline. I was not aware of the a7 restriction on educational orgs, thanks for informing me. However, after re-reading the article, I do not believe that is an education organization and therefore the original speedy was legitimate, however I will not contest too strongly. It is clearly talking about standards and training of employees of technical companies. In any case, I have PRODed it. Gaijin42 (talk) 15:29, 30 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think the article is not about an organisation, but an educational program. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 15:31, 30 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, thanks for your message. I see you've removed the CSD tag. If you check the page logs, you'll see it has been deleted as A7 in the past. Though you're right in saying that A7 doesn't specifically apply to buildings, it does apply to companies and organizations. The article isn't specifically about the building itself; it's about the business (a hotel). I would ask that you replace the tag. If not, I'll go to AfD instead. Regards. Basalisk inspect damageberate 16:15, 30 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think this doesn't fall under A7, as it looks like the article is about a building and a company. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 16:19, 30 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well they're one and the same, aren't they? The building is part of the company, not vice versa, and so A7 should apply. If some other entity were housed in the same building, it wouldn't, but this isn't the case.
For example, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts article could theoretically fall under A7 if the company were non-notable, but the Beetham Tower, Manchester article certainly wouldn't, even though the tower is mainly occupied by Hilton Hotels, because the article is about the structure itself. With the Hotel Osijek article, however, this isn't an issue, as the building and company are one and the same. Are you sure I can't persuade you to reconsider? Basalisk inspect damageberate 16:24, 30 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have made a reconsideration, but came to the same conclusion. The article is entirely focused on the building itself, and no information is about the company. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 16:31, 30 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok. Well thanks for the response anyway, please comment at the AfD. Regards Basalisk inspect damageberate 16:34, 30 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Entre a Fé a Razão

I had marked for speedy deletion, because the album title was wrong (Entre a Fé e a Razão, no Entre a Fé a Razão). I am an sysop of Wikipedia in Portuguese, and rarely do I edit here ... (Sorry, I don't speak english). Tiago Abreu (talk) 17:52, 30 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No problem. You tagged the page with the wrong speedy deletion template. If you are the only author of a page, than use {{db-g7}} instead of {{db-redirnone}}. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 17:59, 30 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re

This discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.
The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.

See WP:3RRNO#3. Reverts of sockpuppets are exempt. ~~ Lothar von Richthofen (talk) 08:20, 31 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can you prove the IP is a sock? Otherwise WP:3RRNO#3 doesn't apply. And if you can, than why didn't fill an SPI or reported the IP to ANI? Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 08:23, 31 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I just saw [11], i agree with each word, that's why i am not going to edit any of that pages back, but you should also mind that this other user is remove every contribution i make, without even a observation/explanation, that is breach of wikipedia's rules.122.169.17.113 (talk) 08:29, 31 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(edit conflict) If you'd take a moment to examine the underlying conflict, you should hear waterfowl. For starters, the IP is hell-bent on preserving Justicejayant's edits. For more, see the relevant SPI, where similarly located 122... IPs are mentioned as having been used by Justicejayant. True, no comment was made about the IPs by the CU, but only as CU is not for use on IPs. An SPI would be useless for this reason and because the IP is dynamic; block it and he just hops to another. I had thought this would be obvious enough to resolve without dragging it to AN/I. ~~ Lothar von Richthofen (talk) 08:34, 31 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Your assumptions have to do nothing with here, because by your sense, anyone who has the ip from 122.xxxxx should be blocked and not allowed to contribute? I think this dispute is already solved here.[12], No more need to be discussed. 122.169.17.113 (talk) 08:40, 31 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Signpost: 30 July 2012

PERM/R

Hi Armbrust! I think that we should also give out templates such as {{Rollbackgiven3}} to users who are granted rollback. Best, Electric Catfish 21:37, 31 July 2012 (UTC).Reply[reply]

Don't think this is a good idea, as the template says "I have enabled rollback on your account" and "If you no longer want rollback, contact me and I'll remove it." Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 21:39, 31 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Fine. {{Rollbackgiven2}} is more educational and doesn't say who enabled it or how to request it to be removed. However, it doesn't have the rollback logo. Also, {{Rollback not yet}} is also neutral and educational. Best, Electric Catfish 21:44, 31 July 2012 (UTC).Reply[reply]
Yes these can be used. You could also create your own version, by rephrasing the problematic parts of {{Rollbackgiven3}}. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 21:48, 31 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiCup 2012 July newsletter

We're approaching the beginning of 2012's final round. Pool A sees Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) as the leader, with 300 points being awarded for the featured article Bivalvia, and Pool B sees Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions) in the lead, with 10 good articles, and over 35 articles eligible for good topic points. Pool A sees New York City Muboshgu (submissions) in second place with a number of articles relating to baseball, while Pool B's Minnesota Ruby2010 (submissions) follows Grapple X, with a variety of contributions including the high-scoring, high-importance featured article on the 2010 film Pride & Prejudice. Ruby2010, like Grapple X, also claimed a number of good topic points; despite this, not a single point has been claimed for featured topics in the contest so far. The same is true for featured portals.

Currently, the eighth-place competitor (and so the lowest scorer who would reach the final round right now) has scored 332, more than double the 150 needed to reach the final round last year. In 2010, however, 430 was the lowest qualifying score. In this competition, we have generally seen scores closer to those in 2010 than those in 2011. Let's see what kind of benchmark we can set for future competitions! As ever, if you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 22:16, 31 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanx Armbrust, exactly what I was trying to achieve with that message banner, looks great. Mlpearc (powwow)(Review me !) 22:32, 31 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yeah, reducing the width of it did the trick. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 06:57, 1 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Las Vegas MRV

Hey. First, thanks for all the work you do at RM and MRV, I (and I'm sure many others) really appreciate it. Just in regards to your close of the Las Vegas MRV, although it was definitely a fair enough close, what do you think about, in future, relisting MRVs where the only participants were also those who participated in the RM? Best, Jenks24 (talk) 07:45, 2 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's okay with me. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 08:02, 2 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you! (from Strike Eagle)

Thanks. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 09:46, 2 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DRV

We are testing a new DRV clerking bot...and we can't really trial it if you keep doing its work for it . T. Canens (talk) 06:23, 6 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oops. Sorry. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 06:24, 6 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Olympic bid templates

Is there an easy way to combine all the Olympic templates into one TfD discussion? I'm not an expert on how it works but it would certainly be easier as I assume every comment will apply to every template and there is no sense in duplicated comments across all TfD entries. --Biker Biker (talk) 15:13, 11 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 15:21, 11 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Compaq Presario (family of articles)

Hi, I write to you based on my understanding of Wikipedia:Deletion review which I merely skimmed. 30 Jan 2012, you closed discussion Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Compaq Presario 5000 with the judgment "merge to Compaq Presario". 12 Feb 2012, Compaq Presario was itself erased --replaced by redirect to Compaq. ({revision history}) I infer the concluding editor Alan Liefting is the one who had proposed Compaq Presario 5000 for deletion; he was the first to comment in the deletion discussion.

The current situation is, for example,

Compaq Presario V5000 (my point of entry) redirects to Compaq Presario 5000
Compaq Presario 5000 carries notice of the merge judgment and requests help completing the merge.
Talk: Compaq Presario also carries notice of the merge judgment, requests help, etc
Compaq Presario itself simply redirects to Compaq.

(I say "for example" because I guess there may be other "Compaq ..." articles and redirects affected but I have not searched for any other Compaq product.) --P64 (talk) 20:15, 11 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yeah, and what can I help you with? If you disagree with the redirection of Compaq Presario to Compaq, than you can undo it, as it wasn't a result of a deletion discussion. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 20:21, 11 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

...as you edited here, isn't so much as a redirect. The template's currently at {{delrevxfd}}. 74.74.150.139 (talk) 21:45, 11 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Fixed and redirect created. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 21:50, 11 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kamrupi

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The user who requested the move, removed it. If you agree this is in order, could you please remove the move request? Thanks. Chaipau (talk) 10:54, 12 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think it would be better if an administrator closed this discussion in accordance with WP:RMCI. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 12:21, 12 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

UFC Events

Can you tell me why many UFC events does not have seperate pages ? Why are they placed on 1 big page instead ? SiMntjMMA 16:13, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

No idea, I don't edit MMA articles frequently. Maybe someone at WT:MMA can help you. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 16:17, 12 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Serbia RFPP

I don't think it would be wise to unprotect that article, particularly in light of the narrowness of the scope of the requestor's contribs. Prodego talk 21:49, 12 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh, that comes a little late. The request was already declined by Diannaa (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA) with the following rationale: "Repeated experiments with unprotecting the article have always failed. No reason to expect a different result at this point in time.". Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 22:02, 12 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Metropolismania

Thank you for your help with my articles, i finished the rest of the requests for cover art if you could please check/verify them :) WhatCouldaBeen (talk) 14:18, 13 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 All done. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 14:59, 13 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Blocked

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I've blocked you for 72 hours for edit-warring. 3RR is the standard; you were up to 20RR. Quite frankly, you should know better. Ironholds (talk) 21:42, 14 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Actually, strike that; 2 weeks. I just saw your block log, and quite frankly, if you haven't understood after 3 blocks on this precise issue, 72 hours isn't going to cut it. Ironholds (talk) 21:45, 14 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ironholds is correct, of course. This is totally unexpected from someone like you. You could have waited--no puppies were being strangled. What's worse is that you weren't even correct according to WP:MOSFLAG: if those (dumb) flags are to be used, they should be accompanied by the country's name. Better, of course, to not use flags at all. Drmies (talk) 22:17, 14 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just passing through but that is not correct. On first use we should be using "flag" not "flagicon" so as to show the country name. On subsequent uses, especially in charts, it is not necessary to have the country name per MOSFLAG. The way it's tagged onto the end as 66.199.245.66 has been doing looks silly and is not how most wiki articles would do it. Fyunck(click) (talk) 22:39, 14 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That is not what MOSFLAG says: it doesn't mention any of those templates at all. Your "on subsequent uses" has no basis in policy either: MOSFLAG quite clearly indicates that the name need not be repeated in "nearby" uses, and that's quite a different matter. I wonder what it is with sports editors, that they want those flags in there all the time. Drmies (talk) 23:14, 14 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Actually it doesn't matter whether a sports editor wants it or not. I don't particularly care one way or the other on the issue. But if it's there, on first use "flag" is supposed to be used so that it shows the country initials. After first use flagicon can be used. It is especially used in lists and tables. And yes, MOSFLAG mentions {{flag}} and {{flagicon}} SPECIFICALLY in this instance, so back off with the sports editor baloney and keep it cool. Fyunck(click) (talk) 23:39, 14 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Actually, you are correct about those templates. As for the rest, well. Don't lose your cool, Fyunck. Drmies (talk) 01:47, 15 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Actually, Fyunck(click), I wish you good time by making all the tennis draw articles conform to this (before popping up my talk page.) Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 19:56, 16 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
To be fair, once you're up to the 5th or 6th revert you know what is coming so there's nothing to lose in going for the record. Betty Logan (talk) 00:43, 15 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

2012 International Championship

I moved 2012 International Championship to User:Armbrust/2012 International Championship to preserve the still-empty but extensively formatted article until you return. But seriously, do you really think that an adequate title? DGG ( talk ) 01:12, 15 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've moved it back since the tournament begins in four days, so editors will begin cataloguing the results, so we need this in place. The article title is consistent with article titling guidelines i.e. XXXX Name of tournament where XXXX is the year. Betty Logan (talk) 01:21, 15 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What is your issue with the above article. It has two references, both of which are verifiable sources DjlnDjln (talk) 13:27, 19 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It should have more references, than just two. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 22:47, 28 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Denied/July 2012

Hello Armbrust, I am curious about this edit you made; [13]. I re-added the archived request but did you accidently overwrite the edit or was their something wrong with it? -- Cheers, Riley Huntley talk 06:03, 29 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This request is archived in Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Denied/August 2012, thus it shouldn't be there too. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 06:10, 29 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
But the request was closed at 10:52 pm, 31 July 2012, so why is it in the August archive? -- Cheers, Riley Huntley talk 16:35, 29 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Please ignore the above comment, I have the time changed to local time on my account. You are correct :). 96.50.209.90 (talk) 16:37, 29 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Welcome back Armbrust. You've been missed and I do hope you'll continue your excellent work of archiving the PERM pages :) Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 08:53, 29 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Junior Pot Black

Hi, here's the source, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta9f_hUNic0: 2-0, 126-0, 98-26. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.180.109.51 (talk) 14:01, 30 August 2012‎

Youtube isn't a reliable source per WP:NOYT. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 14:03, 30 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ronnie O'Sullivan

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hey i found a better source. it turns out he has made more centuries than hendry! we need to update the whole page now i think :) u wanna help :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.173.180.3 (talk) 15:08, 31 August 2012‎

No, he made that many. CueTracker.net isn't complete yet however, and misses many century break info. See their note on completeness. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 15:11, 31 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I see ur point. the cuetracker.com page is not complete. but the first is thats more recent and says 682 century breaks :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.173.180.3 (talkcontribs) 15:16, 31 August 2012
However the other reference, whether a blog or not, isn't reliable. Therefore it can't be used. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 15:18, 31 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Are you getting the same robot as me? changing the century counts and saying im vanalizing wikipedia when im adding correct stuff. why do the robots do this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.173.180.3 (talkcontribs) 15:24, 31 August 2012‎
I don't know what you're meaning, I'm not a robot. According to WP:V "In Wikipedia, verifiability means that people reading and editing the encyclopedia can check that information comes from a reliable source." However as the site you want to use it not reliable, therefore a better source is needed. See also the essay Verifiability, not truth. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 15:29, 31 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

August 2012

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You have been blocked from editing for a period of 2 weeks for your disruption caused by edit warring and violation of the three-revert rule at Ronnie O'Sullivan. During a dispute, you should first try to discuss controversial changes and seek consensus. If that proves unsuccessful you are encouraged to seek dispute resolution, and in some cases it may be appropriate to request page protection. If you would like to be unblocked, you may appeal this block by adding the text {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}} below this notice, but you should read the guide to appealing blocks first. Bbb23 (talk) 15:59, 31 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy).

Armbrust (block logactive blocksglobal blockscontribsdeleted contribsfilter logcreation logchange block settingsunblockcheckuser (log))


Request reason:

I think this block is disproportionate. The first two edits by the IP ([14] & [15]) both changed statistical information so it contradicted the source. Further edits ([16], [17], [18], [19], [20]) replaced a high quality RS with a user edited website. The IP also added the same user-edited source to another snooker article and was reverted by an editor independent to this dispute. The IP susbsequently tried to source the changes through an WP:SPS with [21]. After both of these sources were rightfully rejected on RS grounds (user edited databases and fansites are clearly not acceptable) the IP made a number of disruptive edits: [22], [23]. Whereas Armbrust has recently been justifiably blocked for engaging in an edit war, I do not think he is guilty of edit-warring in this case. I believe these reverts fall under WP:NOT3RR. Any reasonable interpretation of policy would agree these edits would have to be reverted on the grounds of being poorly sourced edits to a biography of a living person. I would have reverted all of these edits myself if I had been aware of them, so I think this block needs to be reviewed in regards to the nature of the reverts. Armbrust could have provided more helpful edit summaries because it looks like edit-warring at first glance, but on closer inspection I honestly think a 3RR exemption should apply in this case. In event that the block is upheld, I do think the duration is excessive given the fact this is an article about a living person and these edits would have had to come out on policy grounds. Betty Logan (talk) 19:03, 31 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Decline reason:

Firstly, it is not usual to consider unblock requests coming from users other than the blocked user, and for that reason I am surprised that several administrators have commented in support of the block but not declined this request. Secondly, we have to consider "do not edit war even if you believe you are right." Thirdly, we have to consider the editor's extensive history of blocks for edit warring, in view of which a much longer block is justified than otherwise might be considered for the same immediate reason. Finally, reading the comments on this page, there is clearly a consensus in support of the block, with a couple of dissenting voices. In fact, in view of the history, an indefinite block might not have been surprising, even in a case where there might be some degree of justice in the edits. JamesBWatson (talk) 20:52, 1 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired. Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

  • I appreciate Betty's thorough analysis, but I reject the conclusion that the edits were exempt pursuant to BLP policy. The objective of that exemption is when the information being removed is "controversial", not just unsourced or poorly sourced. If I said that BLP A liked golf, and it was unsourced, I could not continuously remove that material just because it was unsourced. In addition, it's wiser to claim the BLP exemption in the edit summary, and it's wiser still not to use it at all except in egregious circumstances; WP:NOT3RR makes that fairly clear. I would also prefer to hear from Armbrust before considering an unblock or a reduction in duration. That said, I will take no action on this but let another admin review it.--Bbb23 (talk) 20:31, 31 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Having seen the edit histories here, I would suggest that a two week block for reverting ongoing IP disruption is way harsh. I'm not going to undo the block but as a fellow admin, I'd recommend it be shortened to a day or undone altogether. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:34, 31 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      • I would agree if I hadn't blocked him for pretty much the same thing barely 2-3 weeks ago. So far this year, he's been blocked 6 times for edit-warring or 3RR violations, and had rollback taken away because of it. Ambrust, you need to learn to take actions which are proportionate. If you're finding yourself having to revert a variety of accounts and IPs, page protection is thataway. If you're not able to learn from your mistakes (and so far I've seen no evidence that you can) it's not going to be userrights that get taken away next. Ironholds (talk) 21:10, 31 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
        • I was the editor who reverted the IP's additions on Shaun Murphy's page, but only because of how the page looked [24], not because of the additions which we know are more accurate than what is currently there. But besides that what's to discuss? He gets blocked every month for this and still comes back and does it again. Reducing the block would almost be encouraging his constant blatant flouting of the rules. Spc 21 (talk) 23:44, 31 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The fact remains though is that these sites are maintained by fans and would not get a through a GA review, so they really shouldn't be added to GA rated articles as sources. I realise that the information is currently dated and the IP was only trying to improve the article, but ultimately we don't get to set the rules on sources. Betty Logan (talk) 01:14, 1 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Jeez not again. Armbrust, you are one of those editors whom I have tremendous respect for, and find your work on the various boards as insightful as any admin working there, but when it comes to articles on snooker, you just lose your mind. I don't want to see you get topic banned from the article type you love so much, and where you do so well. Why you convert from this insightful and dedicated almost admin, to Mr. Revert, I have no idea. It is literally Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde with you. Even when you are right, you know you are under a microscope since you just came off the block. I wish there was something I could say that would cure whatever it is that is causing this lapse of judgement, but I don't know the words. I can't blame Bbb23 for the block, which wasn't any longer than the previous block (and most admins would have doubled it), so I support and appreciate his restraint here. I'm not going to review the block officially (which is third party, thus problematic anyway) but know that if there was any possible way I could justify unblocking you, I would, but I can't. Dennis Brown - © Join WER 00:38, 1 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry that it has come to this, but the block appears proportionate. EdJohnston (talk) 01:44, 1 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(IAR) O jee Armbrust, wat heb je in godsnaam gegaan en weer gedaan? Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 01:53, 1 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • It will be good to have you back in the next day or so Armbrust, but you're really going to have to be more careful from now on, because the next block is probably going to be even longer. The most recent case with the dodgy sources at the O'Sullivan article cost you two weeks, and we could have just got the article semi protected. It's best if you raise these issues at the snooker project, or leave a message on my talk page if you need a third opinion. Betty Logan (talk) 23:47, 12 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiCup 2012 August newsletter

The final is upon us! We are down to our final 8. A massive 573 was our lowest qualifying score; this is higher than the 150 points needed last year and the 430 needed in 2010. Even in 2009, when points were acquired for mainspace edit count in addition to audited content, 417 points secured a place. That leaves this year's WikiCup, by one measure at least, our most competitive ever. Our finalists, ordered by round 4 score, are:

  1. Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions) once again finishes the round in first place, leading Pool B. Grapple X writes articles about television, and especially The X-Files and Millenium, with good articles making up the bulk of the score.
  2. Wisconsin Miyagawa (submissions) led Pool A this round. Fourth-place finalist last year, Miyagawa writes on a variety of topics, and has reached the final primarily off the back of his massive number of did you knows.
  3. Minnesota Ruby2010 (submissions) was second in Pool B. Ruby2010 writes primarily on television and film, and scores primarily from good articles.
  4. Scotland Casliber (submissions) finished third in Pool B. Casliber is something of a WikiCup veteran, having finished sixth in 2011 and fourth in 2010. Casliber writes on the natural sciences, including ornithology, botany and astronomy. Over half of Casliber's points this round were bonus points from the high-importance articles he has worked on.
  5. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) came second in Pool A. Also writing on biology, especially marine biology, Cwmhiraeth received 390 points for one featured article (Bivalvia) and one good article (pelican), topping up with a large number of did you knows.
  6. New York City Muboshgu (submissions) was third in Pool A. Muboshgu writes primarily on baseball, and this round saw Muboshgu's first featured article, Derek Jeter, promoted on its fourth attempt at FAC.
  7. Michigan Dana Boomer (submissions) was fourth in Pool A. She writes on a variety of topics, including horses, but this round also saw the high-importance lettuce reach featured article status.
  8. Canada Sasata (submissions) is another WikiCup veteran, having been a finalist in 2009 and 2010. He writes mostly on mycology.

However, we must also say goodbye to the eight who did not make the final, having fallen at the last hurdle: Russia GreatOrangePumpkin (submissions), England Ealdgyth (submissions), England Calvin999 (submissions), Poland Piotrus (submissions), North Carolina Toa Nidhiki05 (submissions), Florida 12george1 (submissions), Cherokee Nation The Bushranger (submissions) and North Macedonia 1111tomica (submissions). We hope to see you all next year.

On the subject of next year, a discussion has been opened here. Come and have your say about the competition, and how you'd like it to run in the future. This brainstorming will go on for some time before more focused discussions/polls are opened. As ever, if you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 00:06, 1 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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BRD project

I have outlined a proposal for a potential project that you might be interested in at User:Betty Logan/BRD enforcer. If you are not interested then no worries, I'm just testing the waters at this stage to see how much interest there would be in such a co-ordinated action. Betty Logan (talk) 21:25, 18 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Answered there. Armbrust TheHomonculus 04:46, 21 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Regarding image and DYK nomination

Hi Armbrust, I am just writing to say that I am happy for the Archange Nkumu image to be taken down and I do not really mind on that one. About my DYK nomination, I just wanted to ask you for some guidance as you say the hook isn't cited in the article, but it appears to me that it is, which makes me question my understanding of the word hook in that context anyway. If you could explain in more detail I would be happy to alter the article. Thanks for your time Mikeo34 (talk) 15:15, 24 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well I have seen every reference on the page, and none of them contains any information about the age of Lu Haotian. Without this the hook fails the "cited with an inline citation in the article" criteria. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 16:00, 24 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your comment on Unprotection request

Could you explain further what the issue is with fully protected articles and unprotection? I don't completely understand the relevant policy or your note on the unprotect request for the Oktay Sinanoğlu page. I should say that I don't really care about what happens to that article, but was surprised to find that articles could apparently be permanently locked from editing. Dialectric (talk) 08:56, 26 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well the fact, that there was no problem on a fully protected article, doesn't mean anything, as fully protected pages can only be edited by admins. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 09:13, 26 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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"No fair use rationale"

Do you only go by the fact that it doesn't have a templated version?Ryulong (琉竜) 13:38, 2 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 13:39, 2 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiCup 2012 September newsletter

We're over half way through the final, and so it is less than a month until we know for certain our 2012 WikiCup champion. Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions) currently leads, followed by Canada Sasata (submissions), Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and Scotland Casliber (submissions). However, we have no one resembling a breakaway leader, and so the competition is a long way from over. Next month's newsletter will feature a list of our winners (who are not necessarily only the finalists) and keep your eyes open for an article on the WikiCup in a future edition of The Signpost. The leaders are already on a par with last year's winners, but a long way from the huge scores seen in 2010. That said, a repeat of the competition from 2010 seems unlikely.

It is good to see that three-quarters of our finalists have already scored bonus points this round. This shows that, contrary to criticism that the WikiCup has received in the past, the competition does not merely incentivise the writing of trivial articles; instead, our top competitors are still spending their time contributing to high-importance articles, and bringing them to a high standard. This does a great service to the encyclopedia and its readers. Thank you, and good work!

The planning for next year's WikiCup is ongoing. Some straw polls have been opened concerning the scoring, and you can now sign up for next year's competition. As ever, if you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) J Milburn (talk) 19:46, 2 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Signpost: 01 October 2012

2011 Premier League

You may wish to weigh in on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Snooker#Premier League 2011 status on wikipedia, Armbrust. Betty Logan (talk) 20:04, 3 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Commented there and now follow the discussion. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 20:15, 3 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

BRD enforcer

I've drafted out the proposal at User:Betty Logan/BRD enforcer#"Request for stable state" project proposal. Hopefully I've addressed any concerns people had, and this is the version that will go before the Wikiproject proposal committee. It's been streamlined a bit to focus on operation and the name has been changed, but other than that it's doing the same job. Anyway, this is a message I'm dorpping on everyone's page so they can check it out and make sure they are ok with it. Betty Logan (talk) 22:57, 7 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The formal proposal is up and running at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Request for stable state. If you are still interested in supporting it you will need to add your name at the official proposal. Betty Logan (talk) 02:56, 15 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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The Signpost: 15 October 2012

Template

Could you please take a look at Template:Mrv2? When I try to use it, at Wikipedia:Move review, I end up with two extra braces }} at the end of the first line. You can click on the link Follow this link to today's log at Move review that uses it and see them in page preview. I am not sure where to take them out. Thanks. Apteva (talk) 01:26, 21 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Fixed the {{Mrv2}} template and the daily log page too. Armbrust TheHomonculus 04:51, 21 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry

Hey, sorry about removing the content, I really don't know what happened there, I only meant to fix a minor spelling mistake. Maybe I clicked something wrong on twinkle or something. Once again, sorry for any trouble. AlexB531 (talk) 01:31, 24 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No problem. Armbrust The Homonculus 01:33, 24 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Signpost: 22 October 2012

Armbrust, is this article still in development, because some of the years look mixed up to me? For instance, Hendry won the 92 world championship, and in the 92 Masters he beat John Parrott (Hallett was his oppponent in 1991). Betty Logan (talk) 12:14, 24 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Read out the results from the wrong line. Now  Fixed Armbrust The Homonculus 12:23, 24 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Removal of old noms at FPC

Hi Armbrust, thanks for keeping things tidy at FPC. May I please just remind you to leave the closed nominations for three full days before removing them. In some instances, you are clearing them well before (example diff). Thanks. Julia\talk 11:54, 28 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Okay. Will be me cautious next time. Armbrust The Homonculus 11:58, 28 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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