User:Yottie/Archive five

Cooler heads...Edit

I think we both discussed our points well, and with maturity. Perhaps we meet again on an article talk page... after this is resolved, there are a few mainspace pages I want to bring out, perhaps try my hand at this GA VGA process. Best, Jon@talk:~$ 21:03, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Sounds good ;) Anytime you want. Yottie =talk= 23:02, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Challenge CupEdit

The Purplebackpack Challenge Cup has begun! You can place your entries at User:Purplebackpack89/Purplebackpack Challenge Cup/Yottie, where they will be checked by the moderator and tabulated Purplebackpack89 03:55, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

Admin shirtEdit

Hello. May I have one of your "crappy" admin shirts (since you don't use them (both))?  Hazard-SJ Talk 22:52, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

I think this user talk page needs to be archived. Would you consider it?  Hazard-SJ Talk 22:53, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
One I keep as a souvenir of the Good old times, the other I wear ;p An I guess you are right it could do with archiving, but I can't really be bothered to do it at the moment ;) Yottie =talk= 22:56, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
Ok. Do it when you can.  Hazard-SJ Talk 23:00, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

Enwp basedEdit

I noticed you had previously mentioned malformed {{Enwp based}} templates per this search. Has there been any discussion or action about this? Looks like something went wrong at some point and this should be fixed. EhJJTALK 00:27, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Yes, mentioned it on irc too, but nobody seemed very interested. I think the template is used incorrectly on some pages (it might have been correct before, but isn't anymore). Unfortunately I'm not a template expert. Anyone good in that area? Yottie =talk= 11:45, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
Maybe a knight can help. ;) He's pretty good with templates. —Clementina talk 12:14, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Ref nameEdit

If a single ref is used multiple times throughout an article, shouldn't it be marked with <ref name="Name"> instead of <ref> ? :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 21:45, 4 August 2010 (UTC) It should, I haven't used this in the France article as a temporary measure after failing to get the other system to work. (error message) Please feel free to fix these :) Thanks, Yottie =talk= 21:47, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Avatar: The Last AirbenderEdit

Hi Yottie. I am a new user. I completed today this article and I put 5 articles that have relation with it in peer review. Because I am a new user, I need help with the simplification because my English knowledge it's not big. Can you help? Nataly8 (talk) 14:39, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

I will have a look. Welcome to Simple English Wikipedia, hope you can find your way round here. If you have any problems, you can leave a message on my talk page, and I will try to help you as best i can. Regards, Yottie =talk= 18:20, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. Well, it's my 10th day in Wikipedia (on Simple I mean). I completed and another article and I am workin with it's red links. I am talking about Aang. Nataly8 (talk) 18:22, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

One question. Why you have 2 admin T-shirts? Nataly8 (talk) 18:26, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

I passed an rfa in december 2008, then after a mis-understanding I had a erquest for de-adminship (the community decided to take my admin rights away, then a few months later I passed another rfa. Hope this makes things clearer. :) Yottie =talk= 18:30, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Yes. Thanks for the answer! Nataly8 (talk) 18:32, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Purplebackpack Challenge CupEdit

Three weeks into the Purplebackpack Challenge Cup, and several editors are off to a good start. Barras has a commanding lead in the Plum Division with 135.5 points, Yottie leads the Royal Division with 68.5 points, and PiRSquared17 and Kansan are also off to good starts. However, several editors have yet to claim any points at all! In addition, none of you have claimed a GA, VGA or the Edison bonus, bonuses that could break this competition wide. Hope that changes in the next two weeks! Purplebackpack89 15:09, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Purplebackpack Challenge CupEdit

Well, the first round is now closed, and the knockout round has begun. A congratulations to Nataly8, who made enough edits on the last day to squeak into the semifinals, joining Barras, Yottie and Kansan. For people playing in the Uniondale semifinal, enter under User:Purplebackpack89/Purplebackpack Challenge Cup/Uniondale, and for the Kansas City semifinal. User:Purplebackpack89/Purplebackpack Challenge Cup/Uniondale Purplebackpack89 20:29, 6 September 2010 (UTC)


I corrected a minor capitalization error in your user page. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 14:37, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Thank you. Yottie =talk= 00:00, 25 October 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for helping in my wikiproject! :) The article you made is really nice. Bella tête-à-tête 09:57, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

No problem, I am still here, though not too active, and I'll try to make more! Yottie =talk= 10:05, 30 October 2010 (UTC)


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For this. Idiot. Goblin 19:01, 3 November 2010 (UTC) I ♥ Fr33kman!

I deserve it. Wasn't thinking. Yottie =talk= 19:02, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

User page changeEdit

I normally notify them on their talk page. By the way, are you BG7's chief friend/sockpuppet? </joke> --Chemicalinterest (talk) 00:49, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Yes. He is my sockpuppet. I am his sockpuppet. We are the sockpuppets of each other. Goblin 00:50, 7 November 2010 (UTC) I ♥ Chenzw!
Yes, I'm his sock... His user page is in my watchlist and I just happened to see the change. Yottie =talk= 09:54, 7 November 2010 (UTC)


  The Teamwork Barnstar
For Yottie, as part of his continued work with the team putting together the Simple News. This is an important part of keeping the community together and informed. Thanks Peterdownunder (talk) 22:55, 17 November 2010 (UTC)
Thank you Peter :) Yottie =talk= 06:13, 19 November 2010 (UTC)


Hello, I see you are an editor of the Simple News. The next delivery date has passed, is the project still active? If so I am working on an article I would like to submit if I could let you take a look to see if its okay? Normandie Talk! 14:57, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Hi. The project is semi-active at the most. It is still supposed to be running. I'd be happy to look at your article. Regards, Yottie =talk= 21:37, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Joyeux boxing day!Edit

Happy Boxing Day (and belated Christmas, ofc.) How come you never edit anymore? :P Come back! --ϟ s e c r e t  ϟ 22:57, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

Because he's French. Goblin 23:09, 26 December 2010 (UTC) I ♥ Juliancolton!
Busy. Haven't really found the time. Yottie =talk= 01:16, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
Oh whatever Frenchito :P Just pop in sometimes. --ϟ s e c r e t  ϟ 01:21, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
I do watch RC. :) Yottie =talk= 01:24, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Service AwardEdit

This editor is a Senior Editor I and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge.

Hey I nearly missed this one - you deserve it. Peterdownunder (talk) 12:44, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks :) Yottie =talk= 12:00, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

French TemplatesEdit

In the Wanted templates list there are two templates, Template:Département Haute-Garonne and Template:Département Charente listed (currently 2 and 3). I have tracked them down to Template:FraAbbr. FraAbbr is a giant switch statement, and the last two lines are looking for the above two templates. So far, I have not found any pages that call FraAbbr with either value. It seems this came from enwp. They deleted the two templates (see en:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2010_May_3#Template:D.C3.A9partement_Charente), and replaced them with image links in. We do not use either image on simple.

Do you see any problem deleting these two lines of code from the template or replacing them with the image links. I'm afraid my high school French has failed me. I just don't remember any of this. Thanks for any help you can provide.--The Three Headed Knight (talk) 23:34, 1 April 2011 (UTC)


Can Yotbot create all the articles listed here with the text below?

'''{{subst:PAGENAME}}''' is a [[Communes of France|commune]] in the [[Somme]] [[Departments of France|department]] in [[Picardie]] in northern [[France]].

{{Somme communes}}



Thanks, —SEPTActaMTA8235— (t c l) 15:29, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Hi. I believe after a discussion with the community, we stopped the creation of stubs en-masse by bots. You can create them manually, but I advise you to expand the existing ones first, or else we will only be expanding the long list of stubs on SEWP. Otherwise, create them, but with at least 4-5 sentences. Regards, Yottie =talk= 16:34, 2 May 2011 (UTC)


Hello, Yottie, how are you? :) I'm just calling to ask if you would like any help with your article work, or if you know any jobs I can do that would help you; for I have found myself less busy lately and I would like to help out. Kind regards, DJDunsie (talk) 18:00, 14 July 2011 (UTC).

Hi, fine thanks! Well, we need GAs, and I started Antoine Lavoisier in my userspace; some of it still needs simplifying if you want. Otherwise, expanding Communes of France. Or departments of France. Or generally expanding stubs. If you want to work on an article with me, just ask! Thanks for offering, Yottie =talk= 20:55, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
Sorry for being stupid but where is Antoine Lavoisier? I can not find it, DJDunsie (talk · changes) 15:17, 18 August 2011 (UTC).
And, by the way, if there are any articles that I could work on with you, that would be great. I have yet to do that and I really would like too! ;) DJDunsie (talk · changes) 15:19, 18 August 2011 (UTC).
user:Yottie/Antoine Lavoisier. Aboslutely no problem, which article would you like to work on with me? Your choice. We can hopefully get one to GA/VGA :) Yottie =talk= 16:56, 18 August 2011 (UTC)
Antoine Lavoisier maybe, because I know this article means a lot to you. Is this ok? :) DJDunsie (talk · changes) 20:51, 20 August 2011 (UTC)
Doesn't mean that much to me, just a famous French scientist. But it's absolutely fine. It needs simplifying, and referencing mostly. Yottie =talk= 09:40, 21 August 2011 (UTC)
Ok then, my mistake. I'll try and think of another article? Do you have any ideas? DJDunsie (talk · changes) 12:14, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
We can do Lavoisier if you want. I honestly don't mind which one we do, as long as it helps the wiki! :) Yottie =talk= 15:12, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
No, no, it's ok. I'm sorry, it was my fault. I'll try and think of an article ;). DJDunsie (talk · changes) 19:27, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
Think fast then, we are spending more time discussing this then it will actually take us to do it :P Yottie =talk= 19:28, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
Yes, sorry, my fault, I accept. You're right. I've chosen - Solar System. Next time, you can choose something which interests you, yes? DJDunsie (talk · changes) 20:38, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
Ok, great! Yottie =talk= 22:33, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
I've made a start here. For the moment, I'm working on the intro. It needs simplifying, editing and adding to, mostly. DJDunsie (talk · changes) 14:56, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Aude/Tautavel manEdit

Hello Yottie; I have replied on my talk page regarding this issue. In short: Aude is kown for wine-making and tourism, which focuses on the cathars. For this reason, people reading about the departemet will not be looking for extinct hominins.... --Eptalon (talk) 10:47, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

New PagesEdit

Thanks for the informations. I added interwiki links and template.2811Butterfly (talk) 22:22, 30 August 2011 (UTC) How can I upload cover album?2811Butterfly (talk) 22:24, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Unfortunately because of legal restrictions, and because of the editor's choice at Simple English Wikipedia, we do not accept image uploads here. We use images from Wikimedia Commons, but this does not have album covers. There is currently a discussion to change our policy. You can find it here, and add your own opinion. Kindly, Yottie =talk= 22:29, 30 August 2011 (UTC)


Just left some comments for your nominated article. Best, AJona1992 (talk) 04:02, 7 September 2011 (UTC)


Hi Yottie, I don't think I've ever talked to you before, so I just wanted to say hi. So... Hi! :) --Orashmatash 21:03, 10 October 2011 (UTC) I like... Sleeping!

Hi! Sorry, I haven't been around much lately. Thank you for your contributions to SEWP, it's what keeps this project alive. Need any help, advice? Feel free to ask me. Yottie Yottie =talk= 18:48, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks Yottie! I will. :) P.S. I apologise for my signatures, I can't make up my mind what one I want, so they'll change quite a lot :D Orashmatash (talk) 18:53, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
Don't worry, a lot of people go through a phase of changing signatures ;) Yottie =talk= 13:02, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

Teamwork BarnstarEdit

  The Teamwork Barnstar
For Yottie, who took part in the big biography weekend in October 21-26, 2011. With help from 15 other editors, 48 new biography articles were created. Thanks for being part of the team. Peterdownunder (talk) 23:00, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
Why thank you :) I only created one, and should have done more. Maybe this should be done again? Yottie =talk= 20:06, 29 October 2011 (UTC)


Yottie!! We need you at DYK! The nominations have slowed to a trickle! :( –Orashmatash 22:56, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, haven't been active lately. I will try to help out. Yottie =talk= 13:26, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

Weekend suggestionEdit

Hi Yottie, we should have another Big Weekend. There was a suggestion made on Simple talk that we needed to do something about capital cities. So I propose we have a Capital Weekend. This could/should also include state capitals etc. It could also include articles about things in the capital, so an article on the Eiffel Tower for example would be suitable because it is in Paris. The goal would be to make sure that every city has an article, with relevant data, references, photo, probably an info box. Another goal would be to get all these articles to better than stub class. If editors added "CW" (Capital Weekend) in the edit summary we would know how many articles were started or improved. Thoughts? --Peterdownunder (talk) 10:03, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

This is a good idea. It similar to what I was thinking already so I'll definitely be interested in this. Is there a way to search edits by their summary, by using CW? Normandy (talk) 10:08, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
That would be easier than doing it manually. Is there anything we need to have in place beforehand?--Peterdownunder (talk) 10:10, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
A list wouldn't be a bad idea... Of course everyone should know the capital cities and things in them... I'll start one here. Feel free to add in any I've missed. Normandy (talk) 10:12, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
I have imported the national capital list from Enwiki so we can see what redlinks we have. What about we do it next weekend, starting on the 25th? --Peterdownunder (talk) 10:20, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
Good idea to import that list. We seem to only be missing the minor ones which is good. 25th is fine for me. Normandy (talk) 10:43, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Ok, great! 25th sounds fine. Yottie =talk= 18:13, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Apologies for my absence. My personal life got in the way, in addition to a lack of enthusiasm to edit at this moment in time. Normandie 13:05, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
I must admit, my personal life got in the way a bit too. Can we make it the Big capital week instead of weekend? ;) Yottie =talk= 14:58, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
I will have a very generous definition of keep up the good work, the gate is still open.--Peterdownunder (talk) 23:40, 28 November 2011 (UTC)


hello Yottie just wanted to know if you want me to create any articles your interested in? --Crobau (talk) 14:42, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi. How about the page Cancale a small town in western France? Thanks for the offer, Yottie =talk= 14:45, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Capital City WeekendEdit

Please take part in the Capital City Weekend challenge. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 20:41, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

I asked for this event, you don't have to order me to take part ;) I will edit, rest assured. Yottie =talk= 21:03, 26 November 2011 (UTC)
I know that you played a key role in the planning. I hope that you did not read the mass invitation as an "order" instead of an request. Everyone values your participation, and we need to get the momentum going on it. Many many thanks for all that you do here. Respectfully, Racepacket (talk) 21:18, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Counting problemEdit

Hi Yottie, we had quite a few Big Weekend edits. Unfortunately I was in hospital and did not do much. However, the problem is I was not able to keep a count during the weekend, so I do not know how many edits were done. The New Changes will not let me go back more than 500 edits, which is not far enough. I remember someone who new a way to get around this, but I have searched and can't find it in the archives. I am happy to count the changes manually, if I could get back far enough. I made the first edit at (UTC) 22.54 on 24 November, 2011. Is there a way to get changes since then?--Peterdownunder (talk) 10:40, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

This link should do it; if not, got the New Changes, click 500 and then change the number in the url to 5000. Worked for me! Yottie =talk= 11:27, 29 November 2011 (UTC)


  The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Keep up the good work! :) Chenzw  Talk  14:39, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
Thank you! :) Yottie =talk= 15:03, 29 November 2011 (UTC)


Hey there, since you wanted to collaborate in the team effort, can you please nominate one article you would like to work on so we can start? Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 16:03, 6 December 2011 (UTC)


  The Oddball Barnstar
Just 'cause its so apt. Normandie 22:18, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
LoL, thanks. Yottie =talk= 23:02, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

David OtungaEdit

I thought that "Other pages" was for the "See also" section heading - it is for other pages on Simple Wikipedia, and that "Other webpages/websites" was for "External links." Please set me straight. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 17:20, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

I'm the one who needed to know. In actual fact MOS states here that it's other websites for external webpages. And Other pages must therefore correspond to see also. I think what threw me was the 'webpages' - I definitely thought we'd agreed websites. Thanks for helping me to find the answer to my question. Yottie =talk= 19:57, 13 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 04:07, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Collaboration 2Edit

Can you please respond here? Thanks, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 04:28, 28 December 2011 (UTC)


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I'm always watching. :P Happy New Year! Goblin 18:16, 1 January 2012 (UTC) I ♥ Barras!

My RfAEdit

  The Orashmatash barnstar
Yottie, thanks for supporting me to become an administrator. I will do my best in this new role! Orashmatash (talk) 17:33, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Big Airport Weekend - January 20-23Edit

We want to invite you to participate in the Big Airport Weekend on Jan 20-23. (See: WP:Big Weekend) The purpose of this weekend is to improve SEWP's coverage of airports and airport related articles. A few tasks and guidelines:

  1. Add {{Infobox airport}} to all airport articles
  2. To improve existing articles and stubs in the Category:Airports including subcategories.
  3. To add new articles on airports. (Any airport with regular commercial service or where a historic event happened is notable enough for an article.)
  4. Airports can be civilian, military, and anywhere in the world.
  5. Add BAW (for Big Airport Weekend) to the edit summaries to help keep track of the changes.
  6. Please use the {{inuse}} template to avoid edit conflicts with other BAW participants.

Barnstars will be liberally rewarded for your airport efforts. Let me know if you have any questions. Please join us to have fun and to improve SEWP. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 14:30, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Aviation barnstarEdit

Thanks for all the work you did in making the Big Airport Weekend a success! Please accept this Aviation Barnstar. Your work is much appreciated. – Racepacket (talk) 05:24, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
Thank you! Yottie =talk= 21:41, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

IEP 2.0 proposalEdit

I regret that I couldn't join you in agreeing to the IEP 2.0 proposal. If we re-visit this in future, maybe it will play out differently.

As the IEP 2.0 discussion winds down, it may be timely to contrast and compare an SEWP pilot program in Japan.

I mentioned it here, but two sentences may have been overlooked in the wall of words:

"... a very different kind of strategy has marked the development of a pilot SEWP program at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) here and here. Strategic planning and context-building here and here were quite distinct from the IEP 2.0 proposal."

I hope we can find ways to build on things that seem to be going well. --Horeki (talk) 19:50, 28 June 2012 (UTC)


are flooding the RCs anyway. n00b. :-P -Barras talk 12:47, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Hahaha... Yottie =talk= 12:49, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

AWB and floodEdit

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You need to logout and back in on AWB for it to recognise the flood flag. :P Chenzw  Talk  12:47, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks... I haven't used AWB in years! Yottie =talk= 12:50, 3 October 2012 (UTC)