Welcome To My Talk Page

Welcome to my talk page. Anyone that knows what they are talking about should feel free to respond to any questions. All I ask is that you keep it PG (that means no trolling, cyberbullying, cussing, vandalism, etc.). If you are feeling angry then please calm down before you leave a message. Happy Talking!

Just wondering why you reverted my edit?Edit

Sorry to bother you but you just reverted my edit and I was wondering if you could explain why? Milo, Talk, Contribs 15:46, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

@SpaceGuy32: Sorry, it looks like I must have mistaken that for vandalism. Thank you for asking me --Examknow (lets chat!  ) 15:48, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
No worries: will you revert it or should I? Also just be really careful when doing that in future because it might discourage new editors! And also if you're going to put warnings on talk pages make sure to sign with your name using the following ~~~~. Thanks, Milo, Talk, Contribs 15:50, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
@SpaceGuy32: I have reverted it. Thank you for letting me know. --Examknow (lets chat!  ) 15:54, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

Why does 2014 Atlantic hurricane season redirect to Lists of tropical cyclone names?Edit

It'd most likely be a lot better as it's own link in my opinion. Lentr | Talk 17:07, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

@Lentr: It appears that it was set as a redirect when it was created. You should, however, discuss this on the article’s talk page. Thank you --Examknow (lets chat!  ) 17:12, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
I'll do that. Thank you. Lentr | Talk 17:13, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
@Lentr: Always happy to help. --Examknow (lets chat!  ) 17:18, 5 May 2019 (UTC)


Hello. Please note that per our policy on signatures, images (and by extension GIFs) are not permitted within signatures. Please adjust your signature and take note of this going forward. Hiàn (talk) 00:09, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

@Hiàn: Consider it   Done. However, I have seen other users (including administrators and bureaucrats) doing this as well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Examknow (talkcontribs) 05:55, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Not that I want anyone called out, but who might those be? Hiàn (talk) 23:10, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
@Hiàn: Sorry but I don’t remember their exact usernames --Examknow (lets chat!) 23:17, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
In any case, I doubt that current admins actually do this but other and past cases don't justify using an image. Thanks for removing it. Hiàn (talk) 23:26, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
@Hiàn: No problem. It clearly states that there are no images allowed on WP:SIGN so thank you for telling me.--Examknow (lets chat!) 23:27, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

List of Anarchists reversionEdit

Dear Examknow, I noticed you reverted an edit to List of anarchists adding the name Lysander Spooner to the list, citing it as a broken link. On simple.wiki we like to leave red links because they encourage people to make new pages. If you have a look at the en.wiki page for [1] you might notice that he is actually an activist anarchist* and thus can be on the list. Please try and be a bit more careful when reverting edits in future since it's is discouraging for people who might not have much experience if their edits are immediately reverted. Thanks, Milo, Talk, Contribs 17:17, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

@SpaceGuy32: your point is noted, but when I clicked on your enwiki link I got a bad title error on enwiki. --Examknow (lets chat!) 17:19, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Have now changed - have a look! Thanks, Milo, Talk, Contribs 17:20, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
@SpaceGuy32: Now I see. Thanks --Examknow (lets chat!) 17:21, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Nice! Good work otherwise from what I've seen, Milo, Talk, Contribs 17:22, 6 May 2019 (UTC)


The edit made by User talk: was most certainly not vandalism and was simply them changing to the spelling that they have presumably grown up with: it can be spelt in two different ways. It is definitely not good to warn them for vandalism, and instead just a message letting them know that the more widely used spelling is fertiliSers would have been more than appropriate. I think you need to think more carefully about your warnings and reverts, as I have seen this sort of thing happening quite a bit, Milo, Talk, Contribs 19:22, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Is this the case, as I have never seen it spelled this way in anything wikipedia or elsewhere? --Examknow (lets chat!) 19:23, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
It is the American English spelling as opposed to the British english spelling: have a google perhaps! Milo, Talk, Contribs 19:24, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
@SpaceGuy32: I must have mis-read that. I thought he was changing it to fertilisers instead of fertilizers. I also think that fertilizers is the correct spelling. I got completely mixed up. I will be more careful next time. --Examknow (lets chat!) 19:33, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. Please do be more careful next time because this is starting to become a concerning habit and takes up a lot of time to deal with. Milo, Talk, Contribs 19:32, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
I have removed the warning. I too agree that I have been to quick with the reverts.--Examknow (lets chat!) 19:33, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Your change to Wikipedia:Requests for deletionEdit

Hi, Examknow. Thanks for removing the two requests that were deleted. When you do that, please move the entries to the section for recently completed requests instead of just removing them. That way, people coming to check on them can have a chance to see what happened more easily. Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 02:01, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

@Auntof6: Sorry I just assumed that the template did that automatically. I guess not. --Examknow (lets chat!) 19:38, 10 May 2019 (UTC)
@Auntof6: I have placed requests the article under the recently completed sections --Examknow (lets chat!) 19:43, 10 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 19:57, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

Dual citizenshipEdit

I declined any deletion on this page and I want to explain why. Your edit summary said "Citizenship and Dual Citizenship are not the same thing so they should not be redirected." However, we can have redirects from related things that are not the same. We have a whole category for such redirects at Category:Redirects from related things. Citizenship mentions what a dual citizen is, so someone interested in dual citizenship can find info there. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:09, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

That actually makes a lot of sense. Thanks! --Examknowtalk 16:54, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
Pinging @Auntof6 because I forgot to above --Examknowtalk 16:19, 20 May 2019 (UTC)


Please come to IRC for a chat RhinosF1 (talk) 20:07, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Left you a memo, Foxside and TSD from my channel know why. Just email or PM me if you want to know why. RhinosF1 (talk) 20:56, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Rodger that Examknowtalk 21:28, 20 May 2019 (UTC)


Hi, I have granted your request for rollback rights. Please use carefully. If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask.--Peterdownunder (talk) 21:37, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

@Peterdownunder Got it thank you. Examknowtalk 21:46, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Obvious COPYVIO enwikiEdit

To the best of my understanding, COPYVIO doesn't relate to duplicating content from another Wikipedia project, such as you wrote in the Deletion template you added to Referential transparency. Rather, see the Wikipedia:Deletion policy#Articles, type 3:

  • Has been copied and pasted from another Wikipedia without simplifying complex text. If an article is or requires [italics mine - D] being simplified, the Simplifying template can be added to it. That does not allow the article to remain complex forever, but it gives editors some time to simplify it.

I don't want to modify the template you added without providing you this explanation; perhaps there's an element I don't understand. So your response would be appreciated. -- Deborahjay (talk) 15:53, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

You are correct Deborahjay, the article can be identical to the one on en.wiki as long as it is attributed and it is simple. Articles copied over don't always need simplification. The number one way articles are created here is by copying and simplifying articles from en.wiki so you might not want to keep marking them all as copyvios. -DJSasso (talk) 16:08, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, I was unclear on that. I have had an article deleted because I had copied content from enwiki so I thought that was the policy. Best -Examknowtalk 16:14, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
Pinging @Djsasso and @Deborahjay Examknowtalk 16:14, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
The key is making sure it is simple. If it is simple it shouldn't be deleted. But some people might be more strict on what constitutes simple. And you should mention in your edit summary where it is coming from just to be safe. -DJSasso (talk) 16:15, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
@Djsasso Okay thank you Examknowtalk 16:16, 22 May 2019 (UTC)


I've noticed your WikiBreak notice - pop on to IRC if you have a chance - I've got QuIRC a MediaWiki installation live. RhinosF1 (talk) 19:02, 24 May 2019 (UTC)


hello, I have been blocked for one year, can you please help me? [2]--Thilakshan (talk) 20:16, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

@Thilakahan: - We won't deal with enwp issues here. RhinosF1 (talk) 19:14, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
@Thilakshan: RhinosF1 (talk) 19:23, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
@Thilakshan: As @RhinosF1 said I cannot help you with enwiki issues here. Especially as you were blocked for sock puppetry. Examknowtalk 15:09, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

English-only warning for foreign-script text on a User talk pageEdit

Hello, Examknow. Regarding the warning message you added on User talk:הוספתי תוכן#May 2019: I hadn't known this was also the case for User talk pages. I realized the value of transparency there for the sake of communication and respect this practice - but still, I would think in the era of freely available machine translation (I can recommend GoogleTalk), texts in foreign-language scripts needn't be seen as so unacceptable. Would you have written the identical message if the foreign language were in Latin script? Perhaps as a Hebrew-speaker I'm particularly sensitive these days, given the sociopolitical climate prevalent in many countries. Thank you for advising. -- Deborahjay (talk) 15:44, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Yes, there is nothing wrong with having other languages on user and user talk pages, assuming that the content is otherwise allowed by the guideline. In general, I've recently seen an increase in flagging things on user pages that don't really need to be flagged unless the page owner does it. [User:Deborahjay|Deborahjay]], if you would like help restoring what was deleted, let me know. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:37, 28 May 2019 (UTC)
@Deborahjay: Okay I just wasn’t sure if you could even understand it. Usually it just seems off to me that people write messages in other languages when the wiki is for simple english. Looking back I probably should have let you handle it since it was your talk page not mine. Thank you for taking this up with me. Examknowtalk 18:16, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

You re-broke both of the links I fixed reverting my editEdit

A+ job — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dkkicks (talkcontribs)

@Dkkicks: Not sure what youre talking about but okay. Examknowtalk 20:45, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Terry CrewsEdit

I don't find it funny that you reverted my edit re. T-Money. I'm just saying he made money playing T-Money, and those are the facts. - 2600:1702:31B0:9CE0:722A:D5FF:FE5F:7FD2 (talk) 13:50, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Manx poundEdit

Hello Examknow, I'm sorry if you classify my changes to "Manx pound" as "not helpful". I simply corrected the strange sort order of coins and banknotes in the article and added the £5 coin. (£5 is really available in different versions on Isle of Man - I can send you pictures of it.) Also, I have added a link to the banknotes currently in circulation on the Isle of Man. For me it looks like a useful supplement that illustrates the article. I really do not understand why these changes should be so bad. Best regards, (talk) 20:20, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

Quick things to catch you up on some thingsEdit

1. Anybody who denounces Vermont or Antandrus as bad people should be blocked, they're a known LTA. 2. Welcome back! --Derpdart56 (talk) 23:03, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

@Derpdart56: Thank you for the nice welcome back. I already know that Vermont is good as I know him from IRC (feel free to join anytime). If there is anything else, please let me know ;). --Examknowtalk 23:07, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
No problem. It's nice to have another editor. --Derpdart56 (talk) 23:10, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
Vermont's good? That's news to me! Vermont (talk) 01:03, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

Explaining why I made the warn templatesEdit

Okay: here is the reason why I made the warn templates myself. It is because I wanted to make my own warn templates myself, just like Chenzw did with his(?) bot, ChenzwBot. You told me they were already made and to see WP:UW, but I wanted to make sure my warn templates are substituted. Anyway, that's it. CentralTime301 (📱, 📝) 01:01, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

@CentralTime301: you should only be using approved warning templates. @Chenzw created his own warning templates that were pretty much the exact same but they just stated they were from a bot. --Examknowtalk 01:04, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
@Examknow: I had left a message on Chenzw's talk page explaining the same reason about this and why it got me inspired by the warnings sent to vandals by his bot, ChenzwBot. Signed in regards, CentralTime301 (📱, 📝) 01:11, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
@CentralTime301: I know I left a comment there as well --Examknowtalk 01:12, 7 December 2019 (UTC)


Hello, Examknow. You have new messages at FNAFPUPPETMASTER's talk page.
Message added 03:22, 16 December 2019 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

rollingbarrels (talk) 03:22, 16 December 2019 (UTC)


I have removed the IP Block Exemption that Vermont gave you. He mentioned you said it was because you were at a starbucks. However, it appears you have been attempting to connect through a number of proxies and colo facilities. Those blocks are valid. I would highly suggest you stop trying to connect through such means. It does lead to some suspicion of your account, due to your history of sockpuppeting on en.wiki as the obvious explanation is that you are connecting through them in an attempt to get around your block on en.wiki or to sock puppet here as well. This is the only warning I will give on this topic as any socking here will be an immediate block. -DJSasso (talk) 13:49, 16 December 2019 (UTC)

hey why did u try to delete Jewish anarchistEdit

hey u marked my edit for jewish anarchism i put alot of effot into and this makes me very sad ): it talked about the jews crossing the rhine in 1869 bc and much more obscure knowledge that i dont expect you to know about so please do some study before deleting my stuff

3/4im questionEdit

Hi, I am the IP of Gale5050 and I forgot to log in. Anyway, so since I caused problems on 2 other Wikipedia’s and I were to commit vandalism, would I start off at a 3, a 4im, or be blocked immediately? Also, are there other types of Level 3 warnings, cause I saw another one that was blue. And do they HAVE to use a template or can they do something else? (talk) 17:49, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Editing logged out is against policy. Log in, and do not do this again. Vermont (talk) 18:08, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

"Ants" page editsEdit

Although I understand that edits I made to the first two sections of the Ant article are not yet 100% compliant to the BE1500 word list, this article was going to be an ongoing cleanup project for me considering the original is VERY non-compliant. The first paragraph contains the words "organised", "classified", "predatory", "territories", "vary" and "elbowed" to name only a few of the terms not found in Simple English, and the subsections below are full of staggeringly complex vocabulary. I'm sure you can see this article needs a lot of work to make it suitable for this Wiki - I know that my edits did not fix everything immediately, but surely you can agree that they're a step in the right direction, and need tweaking rather than reverting them back to the unsatisfactory version which is currently published?

@King Punn:   Done I have restored your revisions. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. If you wish, you may remove my notice from your talk page. Cheers :-), Examknowtalk 13:47, 23 March 2020 (UTC)


Thanks a lot for messaging me, What i feel is, here on simple english wikipedia there are several topics which are not there, i am a soft engineer and love to research and write about technical things, can i create the missing topics?

Like today i created "Mechanical Engineering" topic for testing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ashish Verma 9891 (talkcontribs)

@Ashish Verma 9891: Welcome to Simple Wikipedia! The answer to your question is yes. There are many topics not written yet on this wiki and we depend on editors like you to write good articles on them. You can also check Wikipedia:Requested pages for pages that have been requested but not yet written. I would also recommend that you read the Wikipedia writing guidelines pages so that you can better know how we do things here. If you have any more questions please don't be afraid to ask. --Examknowtalk 15:06, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

thanks a lot for guidanceEdit


Thanks a lot for your guidance, I will keep your suggestion in my mind and I will never copy pass the full article in future from enwiki, first I will make it simple then only I will add anything.

Thanks Again.

Ashish Verma 9891Ashish Verma 9891 (talk) 17:21, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

@Ashish Verma 9891: No problem. Always happy to help. --Examknowtalk 17:23, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
pinging @Ashish Verma 9891 --Examknowtalk 17:26, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

need your guidance for uploading photoEdit

Hi, I have written several articles as you guided in simple language and small sentences. On article was about a book, I have read that book and during writing that article I uploaded its cover.

That cover is deleted by Wikimedia. Kindly where did i made mistake so that i do not make same mistake again.

One more thing, my image was correct, i asked permission of using that image by author through email still i am not able to use it.

Thanks and have a nice day.

(talk page stalker) @Ashish Verma 9891: Where did you upload the image? If you uploaded it here on Simple English Wikipedia, you probably didn't know that we don't host most media here. We use images and other media that exist at Wikimedia Commons. If you uploaded the image on Wikimedia Commons, that is a separate site and you need to ask someone there why it was deleted. This also applies to your other question below. I hope that helps. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:26, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

help requiredEdit

Hi, I have written several articles as you guided in simple language and small sentences. On article was about a book, I have read that book and during writing that article I uploaded its cover.

That cover is deleted by Wikimedia. Kindly where did i made mistake so that i do not make same mistake again.

One more thing, my image was correct, i asked permission of using that image by author through email still i am not able to use it.

Thanks and have a nice day.

Ashish Verma 9891Ashish Verma 9891 (talk) 06:13, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

@Ashish Verma 9891: Sorry for the late response. Your file was deleted in accordance with the Wikimedia Commons copyright policy. There is nothing that Simple English Wikipedia can do about it and you should take it up with a commons admin. Sorry. --Examknowtalk 18:18, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
Also please do not post multiple of the same messages on my talk page as @Auntof6 already answered your question :). Thank you --Examknowtalk 18:20, 29 March 2020 (UTC).


Can I copy and paste this: I will add to the top:" //This user script was created by User:Examknow, it is not my own creation" (excluding the quotation marks). --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 21:36, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

@Thegooduser: I have no problem with you using it :) -Examknowtalk 22:21, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
How do I use it, I don't see a rollback all edits button or something, what I added was "//This user script was created by User:Examknow, it is not my own creation, the page where this script can be found is User:Examknow/rollbackall.js, if you copy this script you must inculde this line" --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 22:30, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
When you go to a users contributions page, in the more tab there should be a button that says 'rollback all'. -Examknowtalk 22:33, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
Don't see it, haven't/forgot to clear cache, will I be logged out of wikipedia if i do so? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 23:32, 23 May 2020 (UTC)


Hello Examknow, just so you know, I have reverted your edit to France. The change was in fact correct! Do be careful with rollback, it's a powerful tool. Happy editing! --Yottie =talk= 17:03, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

@Yottie: Thanks for letting me know. I agree that I need to check a little closer before editing. All of the LTAs seem to be keeping me on my toes. Thanks again for fixing :) -Examknowtalk 17:08, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
No problem! I know you mean well and these things happen once in a while :) --Yottie =talk= 17:10, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Quick deletion of User:Examknow/Mac OS X El CapitanEdit

The page you wrote, User:Examknow/Mac OS X El Capitan, 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. Waggie (talk) 17:18, 25 July 2020 (UTC)

Quick deletion of User:Examknow/Mac OS X El CapitanEdit

The page you wrote, User:Examknow/Mac OS X El Capitan, 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. IWI (chat) 16:13, 27 July 2020 (UTC)


I have revoked your patroller right after some enwiki sysops raised concerns about on-going copyvio problems and I verified them. Operator873talkconnect 22:02, 27 July 2020 (UTC)


Hello. You should be fully aware of the reasoning for this block; you have been harassing many editors on IRC, including making homophobic and insulting attacks, invading the private IRC channels of editors with spam, and other unacceptable activities that fall under the definition of harassment. In line with our local harassment and personal attacks policy, I have placed an indefinite block on your account. Regards, Vermont (talk) 18:30, 11 August 2020 (UTC)