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Do you think it's worth doing something about the vandalism on Sundar Pichai? Kk.urban (talk) 06:07, 14 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kk.urban, I've protected it for 3 months now. thanks. --Ferien (talk) 14:11, 14 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Bobherry Talk My Changes 23:36, 28 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Grocer change

Actually, here in the UK, there are many shops that can only be called grocers because all they sell are vegetables. I will write a suitable article later today after my shift at the clinic I am locuming at. Thanks! :) fr33kman 08:24, 29 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

In my understanding, a grocery:
  • Sells items of general interest, people likely need daily.
  • Isn't specialized (for example: only sells fish, or meat, or cheese)
  • Is smallish, usually run by one family, or a small number of people
  • Isn't part of a chain
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Im not sure which is worse. The fact that you had to fix those redlinks because someone created the categories with names that violated the guideline (in country: Physical objects which do not leave the area use this format) or the fact that an error I put in there back in 2008 is still there (since rivers use "of" - preexisting state before cat-a-lot made moving cats easy - there is no sort key for a non existent Cat:Rivers in England) Pure Evil (talk) 00:40, 31 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Quick deletion of Category:British King's Counsel change


The page you wrote, Category:British King's Counsel, has been selected for quick deletion. If you think this page should be kept, please add {{wait}} below the line {{QD}} and say why on the talk page. If the page is already gone, but you think this was an error, you can ask for it to be undeleted. You can find more information about the reason here. Rathfelder (talk) 16:41, 2 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rathfelder, the reason why this category exists is because King's Counsel is not a thing exclusive to the United Kingdom, but within the UK, it is separate for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. As the countries of the United Kingdom are not really treated as countries (Scotland, England, Wales, NI all part of UK), they should all be subcategories of UK rather than be in the main King Counsel category. Please revert the changes you have made or at least start a discussion rather than requesting quick deletion. --Ferien (talk) 17:35, 2 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Not true. Scots Law and English Law are two different things. KCs are different in the two different jurisdictions. Being a KC is a legal status. We dont have any articles about NI. There is no such thing as Welsh law. Rathfelder (talk) 19:01, 2 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Rathfelder, I don't get what's not true. It is still separate for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and should not have been branched off of the main category. KCs are still different in the two jurisdictions but they share the characteristics of being KCs in Britain. --Ferien (talk) 20:36, 2 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Scots law is different from English law. KC is a legal status, not dependent on location. Rathfelder (talk) 20:40, 2 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Rathfelder: would Scots law not be different from Canadian law that would also be different from Barbadian law? --Ferien (talk) 20:46, 2 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes. Rathfelder (talk) 20:49, 2 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Lawyers are licensed by juristiction. Rathfelder (talk) 20:49, 2 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Rathfelder: These are all separate of course, but I would have thought it'd be helpful to have English and Scottish etc in country subcategories per all the others, and enwiki which we usually follow. --Ferien (talk) 21:06, 2 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
They are all still part of Category:British lawyers Rathfelder (talk) 21:12, 2 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think in English courts Scots lawyers are as foreign as Canadians Rathfelder (talk) 21:13, 2 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfD nomination of Category:British King's Counsel change

An editor has requested deletion of Category:British King's Counsel, a page you created. We appreciate your changes, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article meets Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in the nomination (see also "What Wikipedia is not").

Please comment on the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2023/Category:British King's Counsel and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~).

You may also change the article during the discussion to address the nominator's concerns. But you should not remove the requests for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion debate. Thank you very much. fr33kman 22:06, 2 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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QuicoleJR (talk) 16:10, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done --Ferien (talk) 21:02, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Is this bot going to work regularly? Special:Contributions/FerienBot2 Kk.urban (talk) 16:36, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Kk.urban: It will start running regularly soon, perhaps around daily, but I still need to set it up, I just haven't had the time recently/haven't been remembering when I do. It still might not end up making an edit all that often, as we don't get that many protections here. I also need to spend some time on it soon fixing the function to add protection templates that I messed up. --Ferien (talk) 16:45, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok, thanks. I just thought that if it doesn't edit regularly, it may be better to add/remove the protection templates manually. However, I don't really know how Wikipedia bots work. Do you have to trigger it when you want it to run, or is it completely autonomous? Kk.urban (talk) 16:48, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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