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re special:diff/1000624367 is there some way for me to find out what change this person was trying to make to my page? WakandaQT (talk) 19:25, 16 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

WakandaQT Click the "View history" tab then click "view filter log" located top-left. Jerm (talk) 19:49, 16 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the help, clicked 'details' to see what they tried to change. Did not know about this feature. WakandaQT (talk) 01:51, 17 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@The Only Zac: Follow the instructions I gave to WakandaQT. Jerm (talk) 03:37, 19 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, I'm going to delete my reply to you from the IP talk page so as to not give them further attention. — The Only Zac (talk) 03:41, 19 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Page moves

Hello - when you do page moves like this Talk:Jandhyala#Requested move 28 September 2020, ie move a disambiguated title to the base name, please make sure that the new base name page has a hatnote to direct readers to any other page with that title. Also check incoming redirects: in this case Jandhyala (disambiguation) should have been redirected to Jandhyala (surname). Thanks, Shhhnotsoloud (talk) 08:28, 21 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Rochester, Indiana

Hi, you just messaged me about editing Rochester, Indiana, but I don't remember ever editing that page, or in fact any wikipedia page at all. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:43, 1 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, someone using the same network as you was attempting to vandalize Rochester, Indiana. Could have been someone else who lives with you. Jerm (talk) 04:58, 2 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Disambiguation link notification for February 16

An automated process has detected that when you recently edited Arabic homily of Pseudo-Theophilus of Alexandria, you added links pointing to the disambiguation pages Communion and Byzantines.

(Opt-out instructions.) --DPL bot (talk) 06:39, 16 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Recent RM closes

Hello Jerm,

Thanks for closing a few RMs recently ( Talk:Dashkasan_(city)#Requested_move_21_March_2021, Talk:Ismayilli#Requested_move_21_March_2021 ). In the interests of full disclosure, it seems that Gnominite was just a sockpuppet of the nominator who inexplicably attempted to sock their way to RM "victory" (see Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/CuriousGolden ). This means that the only user in good standing endorsing those moves was me. I'm happy with your closes to move and still think that the nominator's evidence was convincing on a COMMONNAME basis, but just wanted to raise the SPI case in case you missed it and wanted to reopen the RMs for more input so that they are less "tainted" by nom's foolish sockpuppetry. SnowFire (talk) 19:42, 29 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

SnowFire Thanks for letting me know, but I’m the one who filed the SPI. I already knew there was something suspicious about the account. The master didn’t need to make a sock for a move. CuriousGolden’s reasoning alone would’ve been enough since the opposition didn’t demonstrate common name or present WP:DIACRITICS in full. Your support though made the decision much easier. Jerm (talk) 20:13, 29 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Haha, good point. I just saw Blabubbs striking Gnominite's contributions and didn't look too closely at the SPI initiator. It's frustrating when people are actually "right" but seemingly don't believe in the process enough to actually just let it proceed normally. SnowFire (talk) 20:18, 29 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It sucks that CuriousGolden was blocked. He was a good editor, but he didn't learn from his previous block and became impatient with the RMs. Jerm (talk) 20:24, 3 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – April 2021

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2021).

Administrator changes

removed AlexandriaHappyme22RexxS

Guideline and policy news

  • Following a request for comment, F7 (invalid fair-use claim) subcriterion a has been deprecated; it covered immediate deletion of non-free media with invalid fair-use tags.
  • Following a request for comment, page movers were granted the delete-redirect userright, which allows moving a page over a single-revision redirect, regardless of that redirect's target.

Technical news

  • When you move a page that many editors have on their watchlist the history can be split and it might also not be possible to move it again for a while. This is because of a job queue problem. (T278350)
  • Code to support some very old web browsers is being removed. This could cause issues in those browsers. (T277803)


Move review for MLB All-Star Game

An editor has asked for a Move review of MLB All-Star Game. Because you closed the move discussion for this page, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the move review. – Muboshgu (talk) 19:58, 2 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Move review

Hi. I noticed that you reopened the RM discussion at Talk:MLB All-Star Game. Would it also be possible to reopen the RM discussion at Talk:NHL All-Star Game? The two discussions have very similar rationales and were opened by the same editor at around the same time. LSGH (talk) (contributions) 05:03, 6 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

LSGH I’m not sure. Unlike the RM for MLB, it’s been a month already since I closed the RM for the NHL, and the possible outcome for the MLB seems to be in favor of the RM. Not only that, it would be a bit unusual to reopen it at your request since you supported the RM. Jerm (talk) 06:27, 6 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay if the outcome of the RM for the MLB turns out to an oppose or no consensus, I will reopen. But if it turns out if favor of the RM initiator, then I won’t. Jerm (talk) 06:39, 6 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. I was thinking that you were not aware that both RM discussions ran alongside each other, and I had also not known that I would be involved had the RM for the NHL been opened today. I won't be canvassing anyway regardless of the result. LSGH (talk) (contributions) 10:30, 6 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No, I wasn't aware. I completely forgot that one until you brought it up. Jerm (talk) 15:44, 6 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

WikiProject Fisheries and Fishing

Hi Jerm. On 25 October 2020, you closed down WikiProject Fisheries and Fishing with this edit by marking it as "inactive". You did not provide wider notification you were contemplating this draconic move. While the project was quiet at the time it most certainly should not have been closed down. There are over 2000 articles in the project, all identified and assessed. Maybe the project was quite at the time. That is not a reason to throw away all the assessment and categorising work. As it happens, I am the main contributor to over 100 articles belonging to this project. I have these articles listed on a page where I patrol them for activity and vandalism. I was certainly not at any point "inactive". Nor were other members "inactive", while new members have turned up, one of them querying whether they can restart the project under another name to fill the vacuum.

Still, this would all be sort of okay if your action was simple to undo. I have undone your edit, but the project remains dead. Every article in the project still continues to display a message on its talk page announcing the project is inactive (whether that has resulted in users removing assessments is going to take hours of work to determine). The table of assessment statistics has disappeared, and shows no signs of resurrecting. It is as though all that assessment work never happened. The project is now in shambles. Please undo the damage, and restore this project back to life. — Epipelagic (talk) 21:04, 5 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Epipelagic Hello I marked the project as inactive based on the overall editing activity of the members, not the amount of pages. At the time, many of the members we pretty much inactive editors. Some of them haven’t edited Wikipedia for months, others for years. Now that’s great news that new editors want to join. You marked the project as active again, so a bot should assess pages with the project banner. Also, I don’t believe you are an active member as you make it seem. If that were true, you would’ve undone my edit long ago. Jerm (talk) 21:49, 5 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Try and take some responsibility for what you have done. That's what people do when they grow up. It happens I didn't notice your edit. That project page is not on my list – and it would never have occurred to me that an established editor would be so destructive. Even if I had noticed your edit I would have assumed it was basically benign and didn't need urgent addressing. I undid your edit nine days ago, but there has been no sign of a bot attempting to fix the mess. You have damaged a whole project. Now are you going to try and help the rest of us recover from the mess you have made, or are you going to continue behaving as though you are a prize jerk. If the latter, then it is time you left Wikipedia and found another place to do what you do. — Epipelagic (talk) 22:48, 5 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Epipelagic No because I've done nothing wrong. The project was inactive, so I marked it inactive. You should've had the page on watch since you cared so much. Jerm (talk) 22:54, 5 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Btw, when you first messaged me about "shambling" the WikiProject, you aggravated me. but your concern and frustration is understandable. I don't blame you for it. But when you make a statment something like "That's what people do when they grow up.", you pissed me off. This discussion is over now, and I will be archiving it. Jerm (talk) 23:19, 5 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
You have done something wrong. The project was NOT inactive. You were not a member of the project. You made NO effort to ensure the project was in reality defunct. You made NO effort to check the matter with members. A number of members were active. Being active doesn't necessarily mean always being active on the project talk page. You arrogantly declare I am not an active member, though I was marked as being an active member on the project members page and it is easy to show I regularly edit many articles belonging to the project. You didn't check with me. So how dare you declare I am not a member. Be truthful. YOU made the mess. Now you refuse to help clean it up in any way. If you get so angry when references are made to "growing up", then that might tell you something. I have noticed your pattern of rapidly "archiving" communications when someone attempts to hold you accountable, instead of trying to deal in a grown up way with the matter. Please take these arrogances away from Wikipedia. — Epipelagic (talk) 23:49, 5 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
So you think I don't take responsibly because I archive my discussions? You're wrong. Jerm (talk) 23:59, 5 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Then I suggest you fossack about on the various boards until you find out why the project assessment has been disabled the way it has, and how it can be at least restored to a functional level. Then perhaps we can bury the hatchet :) — Epipelagic (talk) 00:07, 6 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Very well, I'm not a participant of the project, so I should've asked members first rather than assuming. Jerm (talk) 00:10, 6 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. Now you can archive if you want. — Epipelagic (talk) 00:17, 6 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Epipelagic Please check for any changes. Jerm (talk) 00:34, 6 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hasn't updated the assessment table so far, though it might eventually. This might restore the talk page assessments. Guess the bot needs time. — Epipelagic (talk) 00:58, 6 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Epipelagic I tried to restore the table manually, but a bot that handles the assessment tables won't allow it, see User:WP 1.0 bot/Tables/Project/Fishing. I would also like to apologize btw. Truth is, I didn't want to handle it because I never did before until now. Was hoping a bot would just restore it Jerm (talk) 01:13, 6 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay. I think the update to the WikiProject Council/Directory will work eventually. — Epipelagic (talk) 01:26, 6 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Epipelagic I believe I found the issue. The project banner was marked inactive Feb. 28 of this year, and on March 1st, the assessment table vanished. I would give it a few days, WP 1.0 bot is not fast. I did restore the table again, but it should stay this time because of the project banner is no longer marked as inactive. Jerm (talk) 04:09, 6 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks Jerm — Epipelagic (talk) 04:34, 6 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Epipelagic I believe the table has finally updated. Jerm (talk) 00:55, 7 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes. Everything seems back to normal, the assessments have come back on the article talk pages... phew... — Epipelagic (talk) 01:57, 7 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please explain

Please explain why you made this reversion, rendering, yet again, the Soil Project inactive. This is the second time you have interfered with this project and rendered it inactive. You have no business interfering with active projects like this one. In particular, you have no business interfering with projects you have never even participated in. We have been over this in some detail before. What is the matter with you? I suggest you immediately revert your foolish reversion. — Epipelagic (talk) 04:39, 22 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Epipelagic I or any editor can mark a project active or inactive, and since you are not a member either, you can't really assess the project as active but it is evidently shown that there is no activity on WikiProject Soil. And because you are not a member, you don't really care to maintain the project but rather prove a point which is more counterproductive and dishonest of you than marking a obvious inactive project as inactive. Jerm (talk) 04:47, 22 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – May 2021

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2021).

Administrator changes

removed EnchanterCarlossuarez46

Interface administrator changes

removed Ragesoss

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • The user group oversight will be renamed to suppress. This is for technical reasons. You can comment at T112147 if you have objections.


Autopatrolled granted

Hi Jerm, I just wanted to let you know that I have added the "autopatrolled" permission to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the autopatrolled right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. However, you should consider adding relevant wikiproject talk-page templates, stub-tags and categories to new articles that you create if you aren't already in the habit of doing so, since your articles will no longer be systematically checked by other editors (User:Evad37/rater and User:SD0001/StubSorter.js are useful scripts which can help). Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! Beeblebrox (talk) 02:46, 15 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – June 2021

News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2021).

Administrator changes

added AshleyyoursmileLess Unless
removed HusondMattWadeMJCdetroitCariocaVague RantKingboykThunderboltzGwen GaleAniMateSlimVirgin (deceased)

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • Wikimedia previously used the IRC network Freenode. However, due to changes over who controlled the network with reports of a forceful takeover by several ex-staff members, the Wikimedia IRC Group Contacts decided to move to the new Libera Chat network. It has been reported that Wikimedia related channels on Freenode have been forcibly taken over if they pointed members to Libera. There is a migration guide and Wikimedia discussions about this.



Hello Jerm! Interstellarity (talk) has given you a bit of sunshine to brighten your day! Sunshine promotes WikiLove and hopefully it has made your day better. Spread the sunshine by adding {{subst:User:Meaghan/Sunshine}} to someone else's talk page, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend. In addition, you can spread the sunshine to anyone who visits your userpage and/or talk page by adding {{User:Meaghan/Sunshine icon}}. Happy editing! Interstellarity (talk) 20:05, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Happy first day of summer, Jerm!! Interstellarity (talk) 20:05, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

ANI notice

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you.BaxçeyêReş (talk) 23:40, 21 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Revisions to Dahabshiil page

Hi Jerm,

Thanks for your message and sorry for not providing details of edits in the edit summary. I will try to re-enter the edits but will provide a detailed summary of the changes, all of which were made to address inaccuracies and poor referencing.

Wiki Camels (talk) 15:00, 22 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki Camels Hello Wiki Camels, I saw in your edit you replaced sourced content with unsourced content. Just make sure you add reliable sources when adding/replacing content. Happy editing & cheers! Jerm (talk) 15:05, 22 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Victor Salva

Hello, thank you for your message about my triggering the edit filter on the Victor Salva page. I realised on seeing the message from the filter that I was going about it wrong and added a comment to the discussion on the talk page instead. To clarify: My basic point is that listing his convicted sex offender status separately from his occupation as a film maker is an error. A conviction for sexually assaulting a child is indicative of his occupation as a pederast and that occupation should be listed concurrently with his other occupation as a film maker. He used the film making occupation to fulfill his pederasty occupation; he groomed and assaulted the child and was convicted of doing so. If he had murdered someone it would be in the first sentence: crimes against children are on the same level. I believe all crimes against children are ALWAYS of primary note and obfuscating them only serves to undermine the purpose Wikipedia and the recording of reliable factual data. I appreciate the consensus may not be with me but I feel it is important to stress this. Thank you for your time, sorry to be a bother. TJK.2A02:C7F:A8A7:BE00:1C29:3B74:D488:DC40 (talk) 17:26, 29 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

In your edit You were WP:SHOUTING in the article. That is not encyclopedic, and your personal beliefs do not supersede Wikipedia policies and guidelines. Jerm (talk) 18:15, 29 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

You are correct about my attempted edit to the article; I apologise, the fault is mine. 2A02:C7F:A8A7:BE00:899D:5440:43D8:EACF (talk) 21:07, 29 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Dear, Can you mediate in dispute or help maintain pages of Ahle Sunnat Movement of Islam. ScholarM (talk) 13:19, 30 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

ScholarM There is nothing I can do for you when you haven't attempted to resolve the matter on the article talk page, and as I can tell by the current situation, both of you are eligible for a block per WP:3RR violations. Furthermore, you've taken the issue to multiple noticeboards and now on my talk page, but you couldn't use the article talk page? I am no longer involving myself in this dispute. Jerm (talk) 18:10, 30 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – July 2021

News and updates for administrators from the past month (June 2021).

Guideline and policy news

  • Consensus has been reached to delete all books in the book namespace. There was rough consensus that the deleted books should still be available on request at WP:REFUND even after the namespace is removed.
  • An RfC is open to discuss the next steps following a trial which automatically applied pending changes to TFAs.

Technical news

  • IP addresses of unregistered users are to be hidden from everyone. There is a rough draft of how IP addresses may be shown to users who need to see them. This currently details allowing administrators, checkusers, stewards and those with a new usergroup to view the full IP address of unregistered users. Editors with at least 500 edits and an account over a year old will be able to see all but the end of the IP address in the proposal. The ability to see the IP addresses hidden behind the mask would be dependent on agreeing to not share the parts of the IP address they can see with those who do not have access to the same information. Accessing part of or the full IP address of a masked editor would also be logged. Comments on the draft are being welcomed at the talk page.



The question is not whether they aren't allowed to but whether they should/it's helpful. —valereee (talk) 23:01, 17 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Valereee It's as you said, I've got my opinion, you've got yours...and that includes Jibal as well as every other editor on Wikipedia. Jerm (talk) 23:06, 17 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
So you don't think it's even slightly troubling that someone who hasn't participated at ANI in fifteen years decides to comment 9 times (at last count) at someone else's report while basically ignoring their own? That doesn't seem at all problematic? Because to me it seems full of potentially problematic issues, and I'm surprised an editor with your level of experience wouldn't see that as at least worth calling out. —valereee (talk) 23:10, 17 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Jibal is an experienced editor, they can handle themselves. And it only becomes problematic when you deviate from the real issue of a discussion. Jerm (talk) 23:18, 17 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
They have 1200 edits. Zero at ANI in the past 14 years. How is that more than just not-a-complete-newb, especially w/re ANI? Giving advice to a less-experienced editor is generally considered a good thing. My feeling was that they were actually hurting themselves at their own ANI -- and in fact people at their ANI were pointing out their edits at the GS section -- which is what I told them. —valereee (talk) 23:37, 17 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Valereee You referred to Jibal's behavior in a ANI case that had nothing to do with Jabal at all, only because Jibal is the subject in another case. You didn't give advice, you were instigating and deviating from the real issue. Jerm (talk) 23:44, 17 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Eh. To me, the real issue for Jibal is the outcome of their own ANI. But okay, agree to disagree. —valereee (talk) 23:51, 17 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Valereee This comment was not made on Jibal's ANI case. Jerm (talk) 23:55, 17 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry, not sure I'm following...you're saying if I'd posted it to their ANI case, that would have made a difference? Because multiple people had posted similar to their ANI case, and they didn't re-target. After I posted to GS's, they posted to their own ANI several times in quick succession, apologizing for their behavior that had been discussed in that thread. Not trying to claim causality. But it might keep them from getting blocked, so all good. —valereee (talk) 00:07, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Pointing out an editor's behavior in a ANI case that has nothing to do with them is not helpful, and Jibal's is already aware of their own ANI case, so continuing to point out their behavior in other cases is not only time-wasting but slows down the process in resolving a ANI case that has nothing to do with the editor as it is an unnecessary distraction from the actual issue of the case. Jerm (talk) 00:22, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Once again, agree to disagree. —valereee (talk) 00:28, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No, don't bring up issues to an ANI case that has nothing to do with the case. Jerm (talk) 00:37, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

ANI threads

I don't know what the discussion above is about, but I think you should consider whether your input is necessary or helpful on the (very, very) large number of ANI threads where you've offered it recently. For example, maybe you could find something more constructive to do with your time than providing boilerplate commentary without making even the most basic investigation, as you did here? --JBL (talk) 02:18, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
JayBeeEll I admit I didn't see the article talk page of Talk:Three tramps, but that doesn't mean I didn't give any advice. Whether it was helpful, somewhat, or not at all helpful is based on one's perspective. Jerm (talk) 02:29, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, you gave advice -- you gave useless advice. There is no possible perspective from which giving advice that someone do something they have already done is helpful. The fact that you are making prolific comments without even the most basic effort to ensure that they could be valuable is bad. Stop it. --JBL (talk) 02:39, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I know my advice was useless, that's why I noted that I didn't see the article talk page. Either way, the case has/is continuing with little hindrance, but your concerns are understandable. Jerm (talk) 02:52, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I think you made a mistake!

Greetings Jerm, I was notified about your edit on User talk: where you claimed this editor contributed to my user page. However, there are no edits done by this IP-address on my userpage or my talkpage. I have no idea how you got that notion? I think you're fairly new at editing, so if you reply to this message, please don't forget to ping me like you did on the talk page of this IP-address. --Dutchy45 (talk) 20:53, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I just had a look at your user page and it's clear you're not a new editor. Which makes your edit on the talk page even more mystifying to me! --Dutchy45 (talk) 21:03, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Dutchy45 There was no mistake. The IP was attempting to edit your page, but the edit filters did not allow it. Every page (including talk pages) has a filter log. On your userpage, click "view history" and on the top-left, click on "view filter log". Jerm (talk) 21:15, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Well, knock me over with a feather! Thanks for the info. I've never looked at that before. --Dutchy45 (talk) 21:54, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

me again (Dutchy45)

Greetings again Jerm, I've been thinking about that IP wanting to edit my userpage and I'm wondering if there's any way I can see what he was trying to do? Also; how the heck did you find that out? If you hadn't alerted me I never would have known. And it wasn't even the first time somebody tried to do that :) Regards, --Dutchy45 (talk) 14:54, 30 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Dutchy45 Once on the filter log of your userpage, you'll see the following:(details | examine). Click on "details" to see the IP's changes. Jerm (talk) 20:53, 30 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you! --Dutchy45 (talk) 21:39, 30 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Burnage Academy for Boys

Hi, I received a message from you pertaining to an edit I attempted on the Burnage Academy for Boys page. I work at the school. Under the 'controversies' section, I wanted to remove the reference to Mutasem Alqtaishat. The 'controversy' linked to him was unrelated to the school other than he had previously worked there (see the referenced article here: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/struck-off-burnage-teacher-who-2507173).

I am new to editing so apologies if I have not followed guidelines. Whilst some of the issues listed under 'controversies' are unavoidable, they do not paint an accurate picture of the school. The reference to Mutasem Alqtaishat in particular, while not the most severe, is completely unrelated to the school and as such I feel it can be removed.


Hello Greg: I've removed the content as the incident had nothing to do with Burnage Academy. Jerm (talk) 22:05, 30 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – July 2021

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2021).

Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC is open to add a delay of one week from nomination to deletion for G13 speedy deletions.

Technical news

  • Last week all wikis were very slow or not accessible for 30 minutes. This was due to server lag caused by regenerating dynamic lists on the Russian Wikinews after a large bulk import. (T287380)



A Dobos torte for you!

7&6=thirteen () has given you a Dobos torte to enjoy! Seven layers of fun because you deserve it.

To give a Dobos torte and spread the WikiLove, just place {{subst:Dobos Torte}} on someone else's talkpage, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend.

7&6=thirteen () 16:58, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Extended content

Hello Jerm. I am Jay Edwards, State Representative from Ohio.

It was brought to my attention that a ghost/anonymous account on Twitter is bragging about putting a bunch of false info on my Wikipedia page. I just tried deleting it and you sent me a message saying it was unapproved. What do you suggest I do?

Feel free to give me a call!

Thanks Jay Edwards 740-707-9099 SE45701 (talk) 22:47, 9 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Well, your first edit you attempted to make here was disallowed by Wikipedia's edit filter system. However, at Jay Edwards (politician): Revision history, two of your edits were successfully allowed. Whether your edits are appropriate, I'm not really sure. I will/have request assistance from an administrator on how to proceed. Be aware, other editors may revert your changes. Jerm (talk) 22:57, 9 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – September 2021

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2021).

Administrator changes

readded Jake Wartenberg
removed EmperorViridian Bovary
renamed AshleyyoursmileViridian Bovary

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • The Score extension has been re-enabled on public wikis. It has been updated, but has been placed in safe mode to address unresolved security issues. Further information on the security issues can be found on the mediawiki page.



Suffix (hires)

Hey, @Jerm I have a question for you, what does it mean the suffix (hires ) in file name. 𝗩𝗶𝗸𝗶𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗿 11:39, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Vikipolimer Hires stands for "high resoulustion". The suffix is usually added when a low-quality barnstar gets a remastered version yet still the same design. Example:File:Mining Barnstar Hires.png. Jerm (talk) 11:57, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Jerm So can I add the "Hires" suffix to this right? 𝗩𝗶𝗸𝗶𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗿 12:16, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Vikipolimer There's no need since there is no other Technician Barnstar. Jerm (talk) 12:20, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay @Jerm thanks for your kindly responses :) 𝗩𝗶𝗸𝗶𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗿 12:32, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Vikipolimer There isn't a policy or guideline for using the suffix on an image file. Wikipedia can't make a policy or guideline for how image files are titled. That's up to WikiCommons, so you shouldn't really think about the suffix. It's been a long time since I used the suffix. You should just title the image file according to how you see fit. Jerm (talk) 12:37, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Which one?

Hey @Jerm I didn't understand what was wrong Lead me!  Thanks 𝗩𝗶𝗸𝗶𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗿 18:23, 24 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Contributions/Changes to Captain John Parker

Hello Jerm. I recently received a message from you about recent contributions I made to the Wikipedia page for Captain John Parker. You need to double check who really is making contributions or changes to Wikipedia pages. Here's the problem. I NEVER EVER made any contribtuions or changes to the Wikipedia page of Captain John Parker because I have no freaking idea who this person is. So you need to be extreme careful about making FALSE accusations. If you are a monitor or administrator for Wikipedia, you may not have that position for very long. Thank you. Racinfool67 (talk) 05:08, 20 November 2021 (UTC)Paul Reichert[reply]

The only message I sent to someone concerning the article was an IP editor who attempted to make this edit. Other than that, I don’t give a shit on what you have to say. Jerm (talk) 10:53, 20 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Information icon Hello, I'm Gab4gab. Your recent edit(s) to the page Falkirk High School appear to have added incorrect information, so they have been reverted for now. If you believe the information was correct, please cite a reliable source or discuss your change on the article's talk page. If you would like to experiment, please use your sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you. Gab4gab (talk) 10:39, 15 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Gab4gab You better check the edits made before you send out template warnings. This is not how leads are supposed to look like. Jerm (talk) 12:23, 15 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for fixing your erroneous edit. Gab4gab (talk) 13:52, 18 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Gab4gab Thank me for fixing your erroneous revert on something you could’ve fixed yourself but was too damn lazy. I didn’t notice it, you did, made a revert instead of doing a simple backspace then pester me about an error. You’re welcome. Jerm (talk) 21:50, 18 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Coolperson177 Wow, that's a lot of edits. Thank you very much. Jerm (talk) 15:19, 1 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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Hi there, user Jerm,

As seen on LGBT rights in Croatia, since 2021, Croatia has allowed joint adoptions for same-sex couples. That is what I tried to add on LGBT adoption in Europe section.

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S.V. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A05:4F46:29:5300:4428:ECA9:1375:57EE (talk) 17:57, 9 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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Hey Jerm, I want to create an article for an emerging actress. Can you help me? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Teacherswhorock (talkcontribs) 03:59, 23 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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I don't see this version of the award on your awards page yet so I figured I had to give you it. You're fricken awesome, thanks for what doing what you do. Hey man im josh (talk) 13:10, 21 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hey man im josh Thank you, I really do enjoy making them. Judekkan (talk) 18:24, 21 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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Hi @Jerm, I hope you are doing well. I just redesigned the new The Oversighter's Barnstar can you check It? 𝗩𝗶𝗸𝗶𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗿 00:24, 1 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Vikipolimer Hey Viki, I'm doing fine. Your barnstar looks really nice, especially the color. I like it, but it looks a bit like the Patroller's Barnstar. Stick with the barnstar, toss away the overlapping-shield. Give the barnstar a puzzle-look, but with some of the puzzle-pieces missing, like the oversight logo. Judekkan (talk) 03:07, 1 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Judekkan, I am glad you are doing well. I will design a new star as you suggested. 𝗩𝗶𝗸𝗶𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗿 03:39, 1 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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I'm sorry, but I really don't agree with the move here. Your rationale is based on an ngrams search bringing back the most hits for 'Gas station', but of course that will happen, as the US + Canada have larger populations than other English speaking nations.

The arguments against centred around WP:ENGVAR and WP:COMMONALITY, which can't easily be corroborated with a simple ngrams query, for example. Some of the supporting statements were either neutral or simply showing support for a move, but not specifying a move target. YorkshireExpat (talk) 07:35, 25 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Seconded. This needs to be reopened or it will have to go to review. -- Necrothesp (talk) 09:20, 25 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]

YorkshireExpat I understand but despite the varieties of English, some more dominant than others depending on the country as you said (US + Canada), "the variant spelling [that] exists within a national variety of English, the most commonly used current variant should usually be preferred" per MOS:COMMONALITY; And in this RM, US + Canada spelling happens to be the dominant as you stated because of the population superiority. The RM initiator's ngrams only confirms the WP:common name, and that is WP:AT policy. "Filling" and "Petrol" stations are not distinguishable topics from a "gas station", therefore, lesser dominant alternative spellings would just be redirects as "a variant spelling appears in a title, make a redirect page to accommodate the others, as with artefact and artifact, so that all variants can be used in searches and linking" per mos:commonality. Despite the difference in spelling, if there is one thing everyone has already agreed upon in the RM, is the fact that the same subject is being discussed. Judekkan (talk) 13:39, 25 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]

But most people in the world do not call the product gas so this does not meet WP:COMMONALITY! And if we always followed ngrams then American terminology would always win over. That's why we have WP:ENGVAR and WP:COMMONALITY. -- Necrothesp (talk) 16:03, 25 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Necrothesp Claiming that most people do not use the term "gas" in the world isn't helpful when statistics is not provided. Am I to take an editor's word at face value to determine consensus? If that is so, then I am disregarding WP:RM instructions and guidance. Also, WP:COMMONALITY guideline falls under WP:ENGVAR. Did I miss something in WP:ENGVAR? If so, please elaborate in detail rather than just linking WP:ENGVAR. I can only assume you are referring to the "English Wikipedia prefers no national variety of English over others." That is true, but that alone doesn't determine RM consensus. Judekkan (talk) 16:40, 25 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]
There was no consensus! It should have been closed as no consensus. Any look at Google will tell you that most English-speaking countries use "petrol" not "gas". But we're not suggesting a move to "petrol station", merely to retaining the neutral "filling station". Anything else would be a further move to converting English Wikipedia to American English Wikipedia. -- Necrothesp (talk) 16:47, 25 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]
MOS:COMMONALITY is quite clear that we favour using an international name if available even if some evidence points to 1 variety being more common. Indeed 2 of the supporters only seemed to support the 3rd move (which I'm not disputing and I don't thin the other 2 people here are) so it also looks like there is a 5-5 !vote count in favour of moving so I don't see consensus in a majority vote for the other 3 moves anyway. Crouch, Swale (talk) 18:09, 25 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]
From WP:ENGVAR, The English Wikipedia prefers no national variety of English over others, and yet you are clearly preferring American English over other varieties. YorkshireExpat (talk) 18:46, 25 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Evidence was presented by the opposers (though I agree not as much) like in Nigeria but can we really take the claim that "Gas station" has been the most common term in British English since 2000 when I'd never heard the term except maybe on Wikipedia. Crouch, Swale (talk) 21:28, 26 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]
No one says 'Gas station' in the UK, apart from possibly some Gen Z (Zee??) people who have seen too many films ;) YorkshireExpat (talk) 23:07, 26 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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I know, I know. But I have personalized this template at User:ToBeFree/rollbackgiven, and you have never received this version yet. I hope that, with your experience, you might enjoy reading it in a way most new rollbackers can't yet do.

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Happy editing! ― Blaze WolfTalkBlaze Wolf#6545 19:48, 26 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]

I didn't realize you were a long-time user. Nice to see that you've returned, although I don't think we had interacted previously. ― Blaze WolfTalkBlaze Wolf#6545 23:39, 28 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Blaze Wolf I never really interact with other editors, only when I'm involved in a dispute. Other than that, I keep to myself. Jerium (talk) 23:45, 28 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
I was mainly referring to via edits on an article. ― Blaze WolfTalkBlaze Wolf#6545 23:46, 28 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Blaze Wolf Ah, it's been a few years since I've put in effort expanding an article or simple edits other than revert vandalism; too many eyes watching pages I would like to improve (like David). Jerium (talk) 23:50, 28 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Fair enough. Most of the articles I edit usually don't have that many people watching them because they aren't usually that big or controversial topics (mainly video games cause that's my main interest, although I have also edited some car related articles and even written a few myself) ― Blaze WolfTalkBlaze Wolf#6545 23:57, 28 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Blaze Wolf I still plan on making new articles, and improve the stubs I already made, more freedom. Anyways, thanks for this. Happy editing & cheers! Jerium (talk) 00:02, 29 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]