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Tech News: 2022-14Edit

21:01, 4 April 2022 (UTC)


I strongly disagree with this, brunodam usually gets DB-G5ed given his career encompassing any violation of content-related rules (I won't count user-related ones): fake self-made sources, copyvios on a massive scale and, overall, POV pushing. However, if you carefully checked those contents for copyvios and falsehoods I'll be fine with it, but now the burden of proof is up to you. --Vituzzu (talk) 18:46, 5 April 2022 (UTC)

Vituzzu, we cannot delete with G5 as a reason (because the community decided that G5 was a bad idea long ago, for better or for worse), unless the user is WMF-banned where m:WMFBAN applies if admins feel deletion is appropriate. If it's a copyvio or a complete hoax, I will happily delete it, as I just deleted one page as a copyvio. But unless it's proven a copyvio or hoax by the person tagging or a passing admin, we can't delete. I'll also point out that Brunodam is not currently globally locked and so can edit here with WP:ONESTRIKE applying, unless I am incorrect? --Ferien (talk) 20:55, 5 April 2022 (UTC)
Meh, I think in similar circumstances bad faith should be assumed.
Anyway, he's globally locked, along with some hundred sockpuppets.
--Vituzzu (talk) 21:06, 5 April 2022 (UTC)
Some time this week, probably this weekend, I will look through the pages for factual errors, copyvios etc. I already found one copyvio so the other two may be copyvios as well. I just don't have enough time to analyse properly right now. --Ferien (talk) 21:09, 5 April 2022 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) - Just jumping in on this because I just declined another QD you nominated at Pompeo D'Ambrosio. I didn't see any obvious hoax information or copyright violations, and since as Ferien pointed out, we don't have G5, I didn't see anything that met our deletion policy. I am all for DENY and aggressive reverting for locked users, but our wiki has taken the policy that contributions by blocked users are not deleted or reverted unless they violate content policy. If you have more information to help us in deciding to delete the article or in detecting future sockpuppetry, I'm more than happy to reconsider. Thanks for your help! Griff (talk) 03:34, 6 April 2022 (UTC)

Simple English and HausaEdit

What is the meaning of fabulous (talk) 07:51, 6 April 2022 (UTC)

I'm unsure what you are trying to ask. Fabulous can mean really good in English, but I'm not able to translate that into another language for you if that's what you're asking. --Ferien (talk) 08:55, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

Thanks for you constant work!Edit

It seems every time I look at a pages history you are always there cleaning up the page, you are probably the most active user on simplewiki! I'd give you a barnstar if I knew how! Lallint (talk) 14:59, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

@Lallint: Thank you for the message, I'm happy to help :) You can find how to give a barnstar at Wikipedia:Barnstars --Ferien (talk) 15:27, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

Disruptive IP(s)Edit

Hello Ferien, please see the revision history of Wikipedia:Requests_for_deletion/Requests/2022/Tim_Byrne. The IP have abused QD and RfD tags in the past. Deppty (talk) 18:10, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

@Deppty: While these changes are bad, I cannot delete an RfD as complete vandalism when this IP finds good reasons to delete the article – even if these reasons may not be correct, that is their opinion and they have cited policies as well. You are welcome to request quick deletion of that RfD again if you believe it is appropriate, but I definitely won't be the one deleting it as I created the article that is at RfD myself. --Ferien (talk) 18:15, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

Wikipedia translation of the week: 2022-15Edit

Tech News: 2022-15Edit

19:44, 11 April 2022 (UTC)

A barnstar for youEdit

  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
My eyes are burning but thanks for reverting most of that! Derpdart56 (talk) 16:34, 13 April 2022‎ (UTC)
Sorry for taking a while but happy to help. I am feeling ill anyway so no difference over here :) --Ferien (talk) 16:35, 13 April 2022 (UTC)
You're welcome, now i need to go bleach my eyes jesus Derpdart56 (talk) 16:37, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

Need help with my talk pageEdit

Hello Ferien, the vandal added explicit images on my talk page, can you please hide the revision? Thanks. Deppty (talk) 12:05, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) all done:) Griff (talk) 12:50, 14 April 2022 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) @Griffinofwales while you're here, just RD3 everything the user has made. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 12:54, 14 April 2022 (UTC)
Already done:) *high fives* Griff (talk) 12:56, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

Unlisted RfDEdit

Apparently, this RfD was never transcluded to the main deletion page, and I see no consensus there. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 13:34, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

Oh, I did notice the RfD earlier on but didn't notice that it wasn't transcluded. I can't really do anything about it because I created the article, sorry. --Ferien (talk) 13:42, 17 April 2022 (UTC)
Ah, oops. I did not check that, sorry. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 13:59, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

Wikipedia translation of the week: 2022-16Edit

Tech News: 2022-16Edit

23:12, 18 April 2022 (UTC)

Question regarding Washington state catEdit

Are there reasons behind which the ‘’U.S.’’ was removed from the categories for Washington State; will you please clarify Angela Kate Maureen Pears 17:29, 20 April 2022 (UTC)

Hi Tropical Storm Angela. The U.S. is unnecessary as there is only one state in the world called Washington, and that was already reflected on the article and a few of the categories with Washington in it already, and it's better for readers if all of them are the same "Washington (state)" instead of some having U.S. and others not having U.S. I hope that explains it for you. :) --Ferien (talk) 19:22, 20 April 2022 (UTC)

Question about short descriptions/vandalismEdit

Hi @Ferien, thank you or your help earlier today (my time, at least). I wonder if you might know about short descriptions in SEW. I was doing some cleanup on a page that referred to "women's rights," and I tried to link to the page with that title. In doing so, I noticed that the short description for that page is "Men are cool," which is definitely vandalism. However, unlike in English Wikipedia, I cannot find the short description in the code of the page. Where would I access the vandalism to clean it up, please? Do you know? Thank you,Castilibrary2 (talk) 23:24, 20 April 2022 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Castilibrary2 Hello! talkpage stalker here. We don't use short descriptions ({{Short description}}) here. The vandalism appears to be from Wikidata and I have reverted it. Best, — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 23:26, 20 April 2022 (UTC)
Yay! Thank you @Fehufanga! Don't think it qualifies as stalking if you fix a thing. That explains why I could not find the code. Someday I will tackle understanding Wikidata, but I am not there yet. Castilibrary2 (talk) 00:57, 21 April 2022 (UTC)

Hi thereEdit

I tried closing WP:Requests for Deletion/2022/The Big Crack or whatever it was since the article was already deleted and having an RFD run for a deleted article sounds silly, but I think I closed it wrong. Can you fix it please? Derpdart56 (talk) 16:23, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

Not too incorrect, just the {{deleted}} was in noinclude. I've fixed it for you :) --Ferien (talk) 18:03, 22 April 2022 (UTC)
Thank you. Derpdart56 (talk) 18:04, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

Answering a small part of your questionEdit

I believe that you asked a question some minutes ago.--A small part of my answer is that the one template is much smaller (and has a lot less names).--Another thing which arguably has little or nothing to do with simplicity: When a new election is held, then the small template is likely to be corrected within hours or few days. On the other hand, creating a new template as a result of a new MPs, can take weeks, months or years (on a small wiki).--I don't really feel that these answers are helpful for the main discussion (and that's why the answers have landed on your page). Regards! (talk) 20:20, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

Ok, that makes sense. --Ferien (talk) 19:20, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

Wikipedia translation of the week: 2022-17Edit

Tech News: 2022-17Edit

22:56, 25 April 2022 (UTC)


hello contact me on this instagram

@tonis_m5 i need to ask you something178.197.221.179 (talk) 14:06, 28 April 2022 (UTC)

I am not going to use Instagram for things on Wikipedia. You could just ask me something here, but if it needs to be offwiki, you could use email if you have an account. --Ferien (talk) 05:58, 4 May 2022 (UTC)

User talk:Goo1103Edit

Your logic was fairly sound there, tho I still think its easier to press delete than find a clean version to revert press 2-3 buttons.. to but I digress. I didn't see it had original content, just saw that single post from the page owner and didn't think there was anything to revert back to. As creator. I closed the RfD as unneeded (Ill admit to the fact that I created it in error (error of judgement) and no need to have someone else clean up my mess), tagged it up all pretty top and bottom then went and reverted the talk page back to the last good version. --Creol(talk) 02:06, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

Ah, thanks. --Ferien (talk) 14:46, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

Wikipedia translation of the week: 2022-18Edit

DYK for Hanger Lane gyratoryEdit

*Fehufangą✉ Talk page —Preceding undated comment added 10:10, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

Must've signed it with the three-tilde signature, my bad. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 10:16, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
It's alright, not a massive problem and can be easily solved --Ferien (talk) 10:16, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

page deletingEdit

hi why are you deleting the page please elaborate it Mr singla112211 (talk) 14:56, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

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Tech News: 2022-18Edit

19:34, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

Wikipedia translation of the week: 2022-19Edit

Tech News: 2022-19Edit

15:22, 9 May 2022 (UTC)


Hello Ferien! Goggle Translate has approved Meitei language (Manipuri language) yesterday! In your desktop/laptop screen, are the scripts still in boxes? And please visit any Meitei language website and please see if the translation is ok at your region! A few hours back, USA & Canada people told me they are ok, but in India, it was not ok. But it's almost ok right now! I want to know about UK! :-) --Haoreima (talk) 10:59, 12 May 2022 (UTC)

Hello Haoreima, I've checked Google Translate and Manipuri/Meitei isn't an option for me yet, and the scripts are still boxes on mni.wikipedia.org. --Ferien (talk) 17:52, 12 May 2022 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Is there any way to download the unicode for this? I am unfortunately just seeing numerous boxes on mni.wikipedia.org because apparently my computer does not support it. MrMeAndMrMeLet's talk 01:33, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
@Ferien and MrMeAndMrMe: I have asked a question to Google Translate team for the irregularities among the countries across the world regarding the accessibility to the tool for translating Meitei language, despite the language was announced to be added on 11th May, 2022 (2 days ago). The GT team replied that it will take around 1 week for global rollout (to make all the countries accessible to the translation tool for the newly added 24 languages). Yesterday,User:SHB2000 (from Australia) had some problems with the translation tool for his country. But he said he could access by using other countries' ip. For myself (I am in India), late yesterday night, the tool was ok. I have also updated the information on the article Google Translate. --Haoreima (talk) 03:43, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
Idk if you guys use Google Translate app or web. For me, I use https://translate.google.co.in/ . At this, it's ok for me. Now, this tool will help me a lot in creating Wikipedia articles. 😃 --Haoreima (talk) 03:45, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) @Haoreima Apparently it's already available here in Indonesia, that's nice to know. @MrMeAndMrMe I recommend Unifont, it's a great fallback font for... almost every script! Though it is monospace and pixels, it does the job at displaying characters that are not compatible with most fonts. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 03:47, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
*Fehufangą Thank you for your information! --Haoreima (talk) 03:55, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
Thanks, Fehufanga. MrMeAndMrMeLet's talk 03:56, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
MrMeAndMrMe I think this English wiki page en:Wikipedia:Meitei script display help will help you! --Haoreima (talk) 03:57, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
@Haoreima Manipuri has finally appeared on my Australian IP, along with the many other languages like Assamese :-). SHB2000 (talk) 11:52, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
SHB2000 Thanks SHB2000! for the update! :-) --Haoreima (talk) 11:57, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
@Ferien and SHB2000: Hey guys! I found this short video, thanks to Sister Sakura emad. She found out the problem behind not seeing Meitei script in some people's computers! :-) --Haoreima (talk) 14:08, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

Wikipedia translation of the week: 2022-20Edit

Tech News: 2022-20Edit

18:58, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

page move on Amber name articlesEdit

Was there a reason by which "Amber (given name)" was retitled "Amber (name)"? Can you please clarify the reason for this move? Angela Kate Maureen Pears 23:12, 17 May 2022 (UTC)

Tropical Storm Angela, yes, Amber isn't used as a surname so there is no need to have "given" as part of the disambiguation because there is only one name, the given name. --Ferien (talk) 05:43, 18 May 2022 (UTC)


At the risk of showing my ignorance, how do you identify an open proxy? --Auntof6 (talk) 19:20, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Auntof6, the way I usually check is to use the proxy API checker. The link to check a specific IP is at the bottom of an IP's contributions page under "Proxy Checker". Open proxies are also blocked a lot on enwiki, so it is worth checking enwiki contributions to see whether that IP was blocked as an open proxy IP. If a range is blocked on enwiki, I check the IP on Proxy Checker, just to make sure it is an open proxy and then block the range here as well, but roughly until the end of the block on enwiki so I know I'm definitely not blocking for longer than necessary. Most of the time, though, these open proxies are blocked by stewards so most of the time, when you check an IP, it usually won't be a proxy. --Ferien (talk) 19:33, 18 May 2022 (UTC)
Thanks. -- Auntof6 (talk) 19:35, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Tech News: 2022-21Edit

00:21, 24 May 2022 (UTC)