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..for reverting the vandalism on my talk page. That person has been doing that on the English Wikipedia. I didn't realise that they were here as well. CambridgeBayWeather (talk) 16:53, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

re: list of chess masters

I have to agree now that List of chess Grandmasters is going through this. Good catch at pointing it out. BTW, welcome to the Project! :-) Ian ♠♣♦♥ McCarty 01:23, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

It would seem a good idea to. But do we have the right to make a category? Ian ♠♣♦♥ McCarty 18:41, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

A job well done Kansan! Ian ♠♣♦♥ McCarty 20:33, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

Reply to Talk:Michelle Obama

I replied to your comment on Michelle Obama, just in case you didn't see. It's nice to see a Christian Wikipedian here! I hope you have a fun time here; keep up the lovely work you do! Sincerely, Classical Esther 03:27, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your kind comments Esther! I'm enjoying my time editing here, and I'm very happy to see several other Christians on this website. Kansan (talk) 03:38, 20 February 2010 (UTC)
You're right, Esther, Kansan is being especially cooperative as a newcomer. I would give him the "exceptional newcomer award", but I don't think I have the right to, so I'll just wait till somebody else will come over and give it to him. And wow, I never knew you were a christian! Nice to see so many wonderful people around here. :) Best Regards, Belle (talk) 04:12, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

You Know It

I'm totally watching the game right now, 3-2 for U.S.A. - ಠ_ಠ!i!King OF ZE Ravenz!i!ಠ_ಠ (talk) 02:13, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

Carlo Dozzi

Hi, I have replied at the RFD page. --MisterWiki (talk) 23:49, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

The article should not be deleted, now I have made it more interesting. Compare it. Also, look at the brand-new sources. --MisterWiki (talk) 01:42, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your hard work on it! Kansan (talk) 01:43, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

Good work, Kansan!

  The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
For Kansan, who has very quickly and efficiently reverted and warned many vandals! Good job and keep up the delightful work you do! God bless and happy editing, Classical EstherΩ 02:23, 24 February 2010 (UTC)


  Classical Esther has given you some cookies! Now enjoy them!

For saying you were hungry for chocolate chip cookies... ;) Happy editing and have a nice day, Kansan! Classical Esther 04:10, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Well thank you very much! I knew I had cookies on my computer, but not that kind. Kansan (talk) 04:12, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Latin Kings

nice work man. --Sonicwrap (talk) 23:30, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Import requests

Hi! You should be able to ask an active administrator or ask on WP:AN anytime you require an import to be done, and it should be done quickly. Very best, NonvocalScream (talk) 01:42, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

  Done by me. Griffinofwales (talk) 01:43, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks :) Lauryn (utc) 02:57, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

The (mirror?) was the only other Google hit. It must have had since been modified on the English WP or something. Thanks! Kansan (talk) 03:00, 6 March 2010 (UTC)


Please check article histories before tagging articles for quick deletion. The Squeeze article was not always a copy and paste from the English Wikipedia. It could have been reverted to that point in the article before the copy and paste occurred. Thanks, Either way (talk) 00:50, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

I shouldn't be giving too many of these out, but...

  The Original Barnstar
For Kansan, who has shown himself to be an exceptionally enthusiastic, friendly, and hardworking contributor here. He has over 1,000 edits, and more than 60% of it is on articles! Great job and keep up the good work. Classical Esther 03:04, 13 March 2010 (UTC)


Ooh, thank you ever so much! I've always wanted that classical literature barnstar. :D Thanks once again, and God bless! Classical Esther 04:16, 16 March 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for the link regarding his userpage. I looked through Either way's archives but must have skipped over it. At any rate, I've deleted the RfD so hopefully no harm was done. Thanks, again! Lauryn (utc) 01:57, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

and not that I'm using the page simple English to make the best page in Portuguese, so I'm using this page as a draft, but when I finish I'll delete everything I can is written on it. user: mclucas603 (Mclucas603 (talk) 02:07, 17 March 2010 (UTC))

The main problem is that a lot of changes you are making are filling up the "New changes" section here. Kansan (talk) 02:08, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Welcoming new users

Regarding this welcome, please wait until the new user has made at least one good edit to a mainspace aticle before welcoming. This is the simplewiki standard. Thanks! fr33kman 05:36, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

Simple News: Issue Nineteen

Issue Nineteen
20th March 2010


  • The QandA. Every week, one or more users will be interviewed by a member of the Simple News team. This idea was started by Kennedy. Interviews are generally taken by a member of the Simple News Team - to date this has included Bluegoblin7, Kennedy, Pmlineditor, Shappy and Yotcmdr.

This week, there are two interviews, with Classical Esther and Peterdownunder.

Click here for Classical Esther's interview!

Click here for Peterdownunder's interview!

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Pmlineditor talks about This Week in History and Simple News itself in his sixth Simple News article.

The Commander's Choice

The Commanders's Choice. For every edition, Yottie or Pmlineditor will be chosing articles that need creating, expanding or being attended to. Here is this edition's list:

PmlineditorBot (report errors) 11:24, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

On this whole censorship thing

Does this Wikipedia have a user warning for censorship? If not, we should get one Purplebackpack89 (Notes Taken) (Locker) 17:21, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Twinkle does have "Removal of content or templates", but that has more of an implication of removing the entire page, so I would agree with you that it would be a good idea. I also think we should have a page such as WP:NOTCENSORED or whatever it is on the English Wikipedia. Kansan (talk) 17:23, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Giving warnings

Hey Kansan!

Please remember to subst: user warning templates on the talk pages where you place them; just keeps the wiki faster/cleaner!

Keep up the great work!

Goblin 16:27, 29 March 2010 (UTC) I ♥ Fr33kman!

Normally Twinkle does that for me, I think. For some reason, Twinkle isn't always available to me when I'm editing away from home, so I will try to remember to do that when I'm not at home. Kansan (talk) 20:06, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
No worries It may be that you are editing on a browser that doesn't support Twinkle, such as Chrome or Internet Explorer. Cheers, Goblin 20:08, 29 March 2010 (UTC) I ♥ Fr33kman!

RE: Hello

Hey, it's good to hear from you! Hopefully I'll see you around and we'll get to know each other. :) God bless, American Eagle (talk) 00:28, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Simple News Issue 20

Issue Twenty
29th March 2010


User Articles
Yottie talks about the new Stub Cup to try and eradicate them from SEWP.

This week our interview is with Jamesofur.

Click here for Jamesofur's interview!

The Commander's Choice

The Commanders' Choice. For every edition, Yottie or Pmlineditor will be chosing articles that need creating, expanding or being attended to. Here is this edition's list:

GoblinBot3 (talk) 15:33, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Conflict of interest/Noticeboard

I've deleted the above because there is no need for it on a wiki of our size; please use the AN instead. Thanks! Bluegoblin7  15:37, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Happy Easter

  Happy Easter!
Hello, dear Kansan! Very good work on Davy Crockett! I sincerely hope you & your family will have a delightful Easter, the day when Jesus conquered death. May Heaven be your guide, & happiness your portion for ever! Yours truly, Classical Esther 02:56, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Simple News Issue 21

Issue Twenty One
5th April 2010

Happy Easter!
Happy Easter from everyone on the Simple News Team!

GoblinBot3 (talk) 18:47, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Rename request at enwp

Could you please confirm that you placed a request at w:WP:USURP? UninvitedCompany (talk) 16:42, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I did as User:CopaceticThought. Kansan (talk) 17:52, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

History of the United States

Could you find me a source for this statement, which was tagged as "Needs proving"

"While the economy was doing very well under these policies, it caused the rich to be richer and the poor to be poorer"

It's in the Boom and Bust section. Thanks. Also, which history texts do you use? Purplebackpack89 15:42, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

In the classroom, I use Holt's US History and World History Human Legacy. I never cite them on here, though; I tend to use online sources or books I just happen to have sitting around at home.
It might be difficult to find a reliable source to say that the rich got richer as the poor got poorer during that time; however, it would probably not be hard to find one to say that the gap between the two grew by a lot. Kansan (talk) 15:51, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
That would probably work Purplebackpack89 18:37, 8 April 2010 (UTC)


I think I can't use simplier words anymore. I may need your help to consider replacing some words with your own (easier). --Horus (talk) 18:15, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

I'll take a look at it. Any sections or sentences in particular you have in mind? Kansan (talk) 18:16, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
The lead section, After the war and Impact, I guess. But, you know, I use some words in military, I think that they aren't simple enough. --Horus (talk) 18:54, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
Alright. I'll hope to give it a thorough copyedit within the next day or so. Kansan (talk) 18:57, 9 April 2010 (UTC)


For Kansan who has completed three months service to the Simple English Wikipedia, and is now entitled to this copy of the Wikipedia Picture Book. There are also medals or ribbons if you would prefer those. Peterdownunder (talk) 06:52, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

This editor is an Apprentice Editor and is entitled to display this Wikipedia Picture Book.


Let me know when you're done please. :) Also let me know when this will be a blue link. Cheers,  — laurynashby 23:53, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

^What Lauryn said. I think you would make a good admin. :) Pmlineditor  16:20, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your kind words. Kansan (talk) 16:40, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Stub Cup notice

  Stub Cup
Hi and thanks for taking part in the Stub Cup! Here are a few things you need to know before we start:
  • The Cup starts on May 1st 00:00 UTC and ends on June 30th 23:59 UTC.
  • The stubs you expand must have been created before May 1st 00:00 UTC.

The scoring system works as follows:

  • If you get a stub to a Regular Article, you will get 1 point.
    • For an article of 1500 to 2199 bytes of text you get 1 point.
    • From 2200 bytes of text and for every additional 700 bytes of text you get 1 extra point.
    • If the portion you add is unreferenced, you only get half the points it is worth.
  • If you get a stub promoted to Good Article status, you will get 25 extra points.
  • If you get a stub promoted to Very Good Article status, you will get 50 extra points.

Regards, Pmlineditor  17:11, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Hello, Kansan. You have new messages at Mann jess's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.


Hey. I saw the approval for a port of WP:Fringe on Simple Talk. When you get rolling with that, let me know where you put it up and/or if you need any help fleshing it out. I'm more than happy to contribute where I can. Jess talk cs 04:18, 20 April 2010 (UTC) Thanks for your message, I will try to comply with that.--Imsaa (talk) 05:54, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Student tutorial

Please do not revert and warn for "vandalism" to Wikipedia:Student tutorial. The tutorial is a sandbox. Users are welcome to edit in there just as they are at Wikipedia:Sandbox. I removed your warning to the IP from earlier and replaced it with a welcome message. Either way (talk) 10:16, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. Looking at the page history, I at least feel better in knowing that I'm not the first person to have made that mistake! Kansan (talk) 13:40, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
You're in good company. If it makes you feel better, not only did I revert an edit to the page and warn the IP, I then proceeded to protect the page. Talk about epic facepalm. :) Lauryn Dirty little secrets 22:38, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Re:Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thanks! I'm glad I could help. Megan ( t/c ) 16:49, 23 April 2010 (UTC)


Hello! I've deleted the RfD Wikipedia talk:Requests for deletion/Requests/2010/@/pomp and also deleted the page @/pomp. I don't think a RfD is needed here. I hope you don't mind! Best Barras talk 18:29, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for getting that taken care of. I wanted to do a QD but I wasn't sure if a QD would have been appropriate for a redirect page. Kansan (talk) 18:30, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
WP:QD#R3. :) Lauryn Dirty little secrets 18:31, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
 (change conflict)  I talked to some other admins and they agreed that the redirect was useless. Furthermore, the slash always indicates a sub page, which means that this article would have been a sub page of @, which it was clearly not. Barras talk 18:33, 27 April 2010 (UTC)


  The Working Man's Barnstar
For working hard on many of our most boring parts of the wiki, still having time to write articles, and doing more CVN work than all of us lazy admins combined, I award you the Working Man's Barnstar! Griffinofwales (talk) 21:44, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Kansan (talk) 21:44, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
Hehe. Yeah Griff you admin folk are lazy... Oh wait... :P Good work Kansan, keep it up!--Gordonrox24 | Talk 21:54, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

You have a message

You have a new message on my talk page. I would have used the {{talkback}} template but I assume it does not work on simple Wikipedia. Regards. Immunize (talk) 16:49, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

You now have another new message at my talk page. Immunize (talk) 16:55, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
Hello, Kansan. You have new messages at Immunize's talk page.
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Mektig og avmektig: Tore Tønne, media og maktspillet bak kulissene

You voted for the deletion of the Mektig og avmektig: Tore Tønne, media og maktspillet bak kulissene, I just want you to know that i've expanded it and included more references from Norway's leading newspapers to show notability. I¨'m wondering if you could change your vote from Delete to Keep. --Trust Is All You Need (talk) 19:39, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

My vote has been changed; thank you for keeping me updated. Kansan (talk) 19:41, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Reverting edits

When reverting edits, don't forget to also warn the IP on their talk page using the appropriate templates on vandalism/spam/editing tests, etc. I good way to do this easily is by WP:TWINKLE. :) Nifky^ 13:47, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

The only reason I didn't in this case because the IP had already received a final warning, and to further warn them would seem to contradict that. Kansan (talk) 13:48, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Ah okay, I gave them a 4, though there's the 4im that makes 'final warning' into 'only warning'. I usually use 5 warnings in total. Nifky^ 13:50, 29 April 2010 (UTC)


You are welcome. Green Giant (talk) 03:53, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

A message

Hello, Kansan. You have new messages at Immunize's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Immunize (talk) 22:32, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

I have been having reference/cite errors on interleukin-2. Additionally, the categories will not display. Immunize (talk) 23:19, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
One of the closing reference tags had a question mark instead of a slash. Kansan (talk) 23:22, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, just an error. Congrats on your successful RfA. Immunize (talk) 19:17, 5 May 2010 (UTC)


Congrats, Kansan! I've closed your RfA as successful as the result was clear and the time was up. Please subscribe the admin mailing list and request access to irc:#wikipedia-simple-admins. Have fun with the tools! Barras talk 18:23, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Congrats! Your shirt should be here soon... PiRSquared17 18:28, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
Congrats, Kansan! --Bsadowski1(Talk/Changes)' 20:13, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
Thanks all! Kansan (talk) 20:14, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Yup, nice work. Let me know if you need any help. –Juliancolton | Talk 22:38, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
Félicitations! You certainly deserved the tool. Continue your good work here. By the way, I have found your t-shirt. Don't lose it. ;) Hehe, even though it isn't Chenzw's "official" shirt, why don't you receive one from Belinda for once? Belle tête-à-tête 00:21, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
Thank you very much... I see it's even in the correct size! Kansan (talk) 00:26, 6 May 2010 (UTC)


How're you liking swinging the mop? :) (BTW: I fully supported your nom, but as a crat wanted to close your RFA, but was beaten it). fr33kman 02:26, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

I've found the tools to be rather handy so far today. Thanks, by the way! Kansan (talk) 02:27, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
(ec)I've noticed! For the new admin it's cool to use the block tool right away, but it's also sad to "have" to use it so quickly. I'm impressed with your mop usage at this point. I think you'll fit in very well! fr33kman 02:37, 6 May 2010 (UTC)


Don't worry about it! I wouldn't have even noticed if it weren't for your message. Funny, it didn't cause me an edit conflict. I thought it would. Well, thanks for letting me know. Happy editing, I-on/talk/book/sand 02:31, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

It didn't cause an edit conflict because ultimately, there were no differences between the section you were editing and the time when you hit "edit". A whole bunch of people can be editing the same article at the same time, but as long as they're editing different sections, it won't cause an edit conflict. Kansan (talk) 02:32, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
I never knew that. Thx for the info. :) And BTW, congrats on getting the tools. ;) I-on/talk/book/sand 02:33, 6 May 2010 (UTC)


K, I hate to say this, ...., but this was a violation of WP:ROLLBACK. Pls remember, when you use rollback against another user you tell that user "you are no better thn a vandal". This usage "could" have seen a non-admin have rollback removed. Please be careful!! fr33kman 02:47, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

I guess it was just a missclick....I think this happends .... Never missclicked, Fr33kman? Barras talk 13:45, 6 May 2010 (UTC)


hi Kansan! I've one open mailinglist subscription request for the admin list, but am not sure if it is your mail. Can you please confirm the address while sending me a mail, please? Thanks in advance. Barras talk 11:35, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

  • It's done. Griffin confirmed it as yours. Barras talk 13:40, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

DYK move

Hey Kansan, in the future, please avoid moving DYK hooks that you've nominated like you did with NBA Draft. While it is an obvious consensus, you should leave it for someone else to close if you have nominated or "voted" within the discussion. Thanks, Either way (talk) 21:51, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

Will do. Feel free to revert my edit. Kansan (talk) 22:51, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

New editor

Im new to this Wiki. I have edited on the English wikipedia. i have a question about this article, Emmett Till. Is it true that the Simple English wikipedia is not censored? if so, i think this article needs to state the truth of this incident more clearly. I have tried to find policy or discussion here confirming whether this wiki EVER intentionally writes to children. Im not quite sure if it is censored or not. i think we should not censor here, but i want to be sure first. I am trying to write this question in simple english. How do you think i am doing?Mercurywoodrose (talk) 03:11, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Children are not our only target audience; a big part of our audience is also people for whom English is not a native language, and also adults with learning disabilities, among others. With that in mind, Simple is not censored, and I certainly think that the Emmitt Till article should accurately tell what happened. The article being in poor shape is a result of a lack of attention and not censorship. Kansan (talk) 04:17, 9 May 2010 (UTC)


I had asked the questions to your RFA with the full intent of commenting, but, I'm in an area where my access to very, tentative, if I can say that. So I apoligize for the "questions and run". I want you to know, that given your answers, and your history, I support you. I'm just sorry I could not comment on the RFA as such (because I was unable to edit again till now). Good luck Jon@talk:~$ 09:09, 10 May 2010 (UTC)


You know why I'm giving you this barnstar. Thanks for your help! --Diego Grez let's talk 17:49, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
In addition with Diego's barnstar, I have a little surprise for you too. :)
  The Admin's Barnstar
For showing me (and the community) what good use you make with your new tools and acting so calm, quick, and tactfully. I certainly don't regret voting for you! Happy editing, Belle tête-à-tête 00:32, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
Thank you very much. You are far too kind! Kansan (talk) 00:33, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Very sorry.

About Emily. It was probably my fault... she gets bored of shoulder-watching, so I taught her about writing articles and seWP and all...Sorry. (Oh, and btw, what did she do?) {{Sonia|talk|en}} 06:01, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

It really wasn't a problem. She repeatedly created an article that I assume was autobiographical, and I eventually salted the title so that it could not be recreated again. I explained why it was not notable on her IP talk page (which you can see), and why vanity pages aren't allowed, and she seemed disappointed. But it really wasn't a big deal at all, and it's not your fault at all for talking about Simple English Wikipedia. Tell her that I hope that she comes back and does some editing, er, changing. Kansan (talk) 06:04, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
Okay, thank you. I'll let her know; I'm not sure she has much of an interest in contributing though. (And should that IP ever do something really stupid, feel free to block. 3000 kids use it and Wikipedia's the only site you don't need a special internet password for. Which explains this.) {{Sonia|talk|en}} 06:49, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Chess Noticeboard

We are taking a straw poll and would like you to vote. The Noticeboard. Thanks, I-on/talk/book/sand 11:05, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Is my edit to cat nonsense? Huh huh? Is it? Is it?--Violin978 (talk) 20:58, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Your edits prior to cat were. Kansan (talk) 20:58, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Why not a longer block?

I feel that violin978 needs a longer block than the 24 hours you gave him. DID you see his vandalism to my userpage? That warrants a longer block. Immunize (talk) 17:45, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Worry about it if he gets unblocked and starts again. Griffinofwales (talk) 17:47, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Simple News: Issue 21

Issue Twenty-one
29th March 2010


User Articles
Pmlineditor talks of the new Stub Cup and much more in his seventh article.
Administrator News

The Commander's Choice

The Commanders' Choice. For every edition, Yottie or Pmlineditor will be chosing articles that need creating, expanding or being attended to. Here is this edition's list:

Pmlineditor  10:37, 16 May 2010 (UTC)


Hey, Kansan. That IP wasn't a proxy, it was a school. Many school IPs have proxy in the rDNS. --Bsadowski1(Talk/Changes)' 02:10, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Okay, sorry about that. One site I checked listed it as a "confirmed proxy". I won't use this site in the future. Kansan (talk) 02:14, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

I am a Christian too! Are you an adult or kid? --Signed,SuperSpyMiller (talk) 21:46, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

I'm an adult. By the way, I wouldn't recommend putting personal information like name and age on here. Welcome! Kansan (talk) 21:47, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Kansan, please visit my talk page. My name is Rosa. What's yours? (So I don't have to keep calling you Kansan). Post it on my talk page, if it isn't personal! :)


Do u know any other Christian members? :)
--Signed, SUPER SPY 890045 (talk) 22:39, 25 May 2010 (UTC)


Do u know any other Christian members? :)
--Signed, SUPER SPY 890045 (talk) 22:39, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
( I'm adding this talk page to MY FAVORITE WEBPAGES. It is so awesome to meet you. If u want your messages answered right away, contact me at about five o' clock tomorrow.
--Signed, SUPER SPY 890045 (talk) 22:41, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Mistakenly used by minor for chatting


I just learned my daughter was in contact with you via the Internet. I didn't know wikipedia had a social networking aspect to it. While there was no particular problem with the conversation, it still is unwise to have minors talking with unfamiliar adults. She won't be doing it any more.

Thanks, Anthony

Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. This, however, was more en:WP:MYSPACE. PiRSquared17 22:59, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Chess PGA

Macdonald and I would like you, as a member of WikiProject Chess, to take a look at the chess nom. Thanks, I-on/talk/book/sand 13:25, 26 May 2010 (UTC)


Thanks, merged my changes to the article with the correct spelling --Eptalon (talk) 10:17, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

Irrational ~umbers

Hello, Kansan, I'm the one who moved the page Irrational ~umbers because of the capitalization on the N in numbers. I thought that this was the correct spelling, as it seems to fit Complex number TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 07:27, 2 June 2010 (UTC)


Sonia answered my question, but now that I look at all the other numbers like Complex number and Real number I must ask you to move Irrational numbers to Irrational number if you can, because I don't know how. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 09:02, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

No problem, I'll do it. Welcome to Simple, by the way! Kansan (talk) 09:10, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Why don't you put up a notice saying you're an admin? TeleComNasSprVen (talk)

There's a userbox at the top right corner of my userpage. Kansan (talk) 07:56, 4 June 2010 (UTC)


Why didn't you hide that revision completely? πr2 (talk • changes) 01:40, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

I could have, I guess, but my main goal was mainly just to get it out of the "recent changes" list. It was kind of a borderline comment. Kansan (talk) 01:58, 3 June 2010 (UTC)


You deleted your own userpage??? WHY?!?!? TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 05:53, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Just felt like making a change. Kansan (talk) 05:59, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
Watching pages

I don't understand why messages about watching pages are different. It gets confusing. For example, clicking the watch button on some random article will bring about a notice just above the title of the article and under the tabs (sort of like an editnotice) that tells you that the page has been added to your watchlist. Other times it would bring up a different page instead to use the message, like this here. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 06:24, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Hm...if I click your link, it's a different page, but if I go to the article (or any other page), I get an "edit notice". Griffinofwales (talk) 13:25, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
I wonder if this is either on purpose or a bug... Do you have some village pump or link to mediawiki that I could use to report this? TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 19:52, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
The editnotice under the tabs comes up if you click the "watch" tab on an article. The separate page comes up if you click on a direct link to a watch page like This isn't a bug. This is just how it functions, 20:06, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
Ummm... Well, both of them (editnotice and watch page) come up alternately between articles when I click on the watch tab (for example, Associativity directs me to a watch page, and Simple English Wikipedia has an "editnotice", but when I go back to unwatch Simple, the watch page comes up again.). Oh, and either way, it gets confusing, so I prefer if the web page simply chooses one over the other, and please sign your name next time. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 21:01, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
I can't get this to duplicate anywhere. Whenever I go to an article and click "watch" it does the "editnotice." I don't get the separate page like you say you're getting. Up until a few years ago, it was always a separate page, but it was sort of annoying to go to a separate page then have to come back. So, this is the way it functions, and I think it functions well. Either way (talk) 21:08, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
Well, that's not how it functions for me, and it has been alternating between those two options for quite a while, so it gets kinda annoying. That's why I suggested providing me with some link to complain about this thing so that it can settle between one option or the other and not alternating between both (preferably staying with your option, the one about the editnotice, on all pages). TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 23:37, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
I'd recommend posting on WP:Simple talk. This is like a village pump and is more likely to get results from the community at large. Kansan (talk) 23:40, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
Really? Can I simply copy and paste this discussion? TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 23:45, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
Just link here instead. Kansan (talk) 23:55, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Dream Theater

Hey Kansan. I was just wondering why you removed the Category:Dream Theater from the Dream Theater page. Thanks!--Gordonrox24 | Talk 22:49, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

I did it because the category was otherwise empty, and I didn't see most bands as having their own category. Feel free to put it back if you'd like, though. Kansan (talk) 23:34, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
I see. Thanks!--Gordonrox24 | Talk 11:13, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

RFD of Electric Bull

Dear Kansan, please feel free to delete Electric bull and close the RFD if you like, though it was kind and thoughtful of you to let it keep running. :) I thought it was probably a hoax, but I thought it was better to check first. With blessings, —Clementina talk 06:51, 14 June 2010 (UTC)


Hi, I got on to this following an edit by an IP sock of en:User:BambiFan101 at Welsh Wikipedia just now, where I'm an administrator. He's just edited List of Disney movies. I suggest you revert and block. This vandal is well known across Wikipedia (see here for his latest spree: [1]) and thrives on sowing confusion (and creating work for wikipedia admins!). Regards, Anatiomaros (talk) 22:50, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

It seems to me that his edit is correct. En does not have the movie on their list. Griffinofwales (talk) 22:51, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
It quite possibly is in this case, but then again may not be. Believe me, this person is not to br trusted (see his history and his sock puppet categories at en). Anatiomaros (talk) 22:53, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
A google search finds nothing reliable. BF has contributed productively to this wiki, and I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. We often deal with BF, and this is the general policy on him. Thanks for pointing it out. Griffinofwales (talk) 22:56, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
You're welcome. Our experience is somewhat different and I know experienced admins on en who would disagree, but it's your wiki. Take care to check and double check everything, even if it appears innocuous. Valid edits are part of his pattern too - he even reverts his own vandalism (by another sock) sometimes!. Take care and good luck! Anatiomaros (talk) 23:00, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
He has been blocked. We know Bambifan well. Some of us revert, some not. :) fr33kman 23:01, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
Frankly he's just a pain. We have long had a zero-tolerance policy even if his edits "seem" ok. Back to 'cy' now. Regards, Anatiomaros (talk) 23:06, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
Could Getsagotta (talk · contribs) possibly be Bambifan101? πr2 23:23, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
Yes, thanks! fr33kman 23:35, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
You might also want to block at the English Wikipedia. πr2 23:37, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

Hello, I am new here. I just wanna say hello to you. I edit yesterday my first page here and my first category. --Mychele Trempetich (talk) 10:51, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

A favour

Could you add OpenBot to Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/CheckPage? Thanks, {{Sonia|talk|en}} 04:06, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Re: June 2010

Yes, I did copied Nicol David from English Wikipedia, but I don't think it is wrong since the lede on en:Nicol David is already a summarization of the whole page. Contributions made are under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 License and the GFDL. Plus it is not too complex and do not have templates that do not exist here as you claimed. Please reply on my talk page as soon as possible. Thanks. Arteyu ? Blame it on me ! 05:18, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

Can you undelete Nicol David? I wanted to make some changes to the page according to here. Thank you. Arteyu ? Blame it on me ! 05:30, 27 June 2010 (UTC)
talk page stalker I've restored the version and moved it to User:Arteyu/Nicol David. Please simplify it there until you think it is ready. (And Kansan: sorry for butting in.) :) Kindly, Clementina (talk) 05:35, 27 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks a lot Clementina (: Arteyu ? Blame it on me ! 05:39, 27 June 2010 (UTC)


Hey there Kansan, just a friendly reminder that {{welcomeip}} is meant to be substituted (subst:'d) when used, not transcluded directly. Please try and remember to do this in future :-). Cheers, Goblin 14:56, 4 July 2010 (UTC) I ♥ Juliancolton!

Thank you

Thank you for the barnstar. I enjoy the little detail work, its a good outlet for my OCD :)--The Three Headed Knight (talk) 00:38, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Stub cup 2010

Hi there Kansan! I've closed the stub cup and announced the winners. The winner is Either way, the second Sonia and the third PiRSquared17. I'd like to thank you for taking part in our stub cup! Keep up the good work! -Barras talk 09:36, 8 July 2010 (UTC)


I removed your warning here. It seems we warn-conflicted. :) Griffinofwales (talk) 03:54, 9 July 2010 (UTC)


How do i find out? I want to know. (talk) 06:41, 10 July 2010 (UTC) Can u help and teach me? Polymathsj (talk) 06:50, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Try here. If that link doesn't have what you are looking for, reword it; Google is a helpful tool. Lauryn Ashby (talk) 06:51, 10 July 2010 (UTC)


The IP actually claimed to be that user. πr2 (talk • changes) 19:45, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

It was something that could have indirectly be figured out. It seems very likely that the user did not realize that they were logged in. Please do not reveal the identities of IP users when it is possible they did not mean to reveal it. Kansan (talk) 19:46, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Simple News Issue 24

Issue Twenty Four
12th June 2010

Administrator News

GoblinBot3 (talk) 15:58, 13 July 2010 (UTC)


I just observed that you enjoy deleting pages.  Polymathsj Talk 23:42, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

It has nothing to do with what you did; just a simple observation.  Polymathsj Talk 23:43, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
The community elected me to be an administrator, and part of my job as an administrator is to delete pages that do not meet Wikipedia's notability requirements. For example, that page was obviously something that somebody wrote about himself (his username gave it away.) Kansan (talk) 23:50, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Still complex

I can see that you are ahead of me by noticing the edit to Latex by User: May I have your opinion please? I made an edit to Wikipedia:Disambiguation. Would you still consider it complex?  Polymathsj Talk 00:27, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

To be honest, yes, I do think that your edit made the page more complex. Here, we try to use as many words from Basic English as possible, and "making", for instance, is easier than "creating", and "very" is easier than "extremely". I'd say, overall, the first version is preferable from a simplicity standpoint. However, I do applaud you for jumping right in and working to improve the site! Kansan (talk) 00:30, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
Thanks.  Polymathsj Talk 00:35, 14 July 2010 (UTC)


I noticed you just made a redirect for Prisons to Prison. It was my understanding that the wiki software would do that automatically by placing the letter "s" after a link. For example, [[sound]] and [[sound]]s (sound and sounds) will both link to the Sound article. Is there a preferred method?--The Three Headed Knight (talk) 22:50, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

[[sounds]] will link to Sounds, and not Sound. [[sound]]s links to Sound. That's why. Griffinofwales (talk) 22:52, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
What he said. Kansan (talk) 22:53, 14 July 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for deleting my subpage. I wasn't aware you were elected an admin over here. Congrats :) Jess talk cs 20:48, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Your vote on Wikipedia:Requests for deadminship/Bluegoblin7

Hi Kansan, I have removed your vote on the above page per the rationale that "emotions may soar", especially when such little time has passed between the incident and the creation of the RfdA.[2] This is nothing against you and you are free to participate again in a few hours, when the 48 hours has passed and the protection has been lifted. If you have any queries, please feel free to ask me. Thanks, Chenzw  Talk  15:47, 19 July 2010 (UTC)


Can you please inform me of the template name that you used on User talk: I can't find it on WP:TM  PolymathSJ Talk 18:36, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

I actually used Twinkle, but the template was {{subst:uw-vandalism|pagename}}. For a caution, it's uw-vandalism2, a warning is uw-vandalism3, and a final warning is uw-vandalism4. Kansan (talk) 18:39, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
Try en:WP:Template messages/User talk namespace for a list of all possible uws. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 20:26, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Template:Ombox/Shortcut and Template:Shortcut

What is the difference between these two? It seemed like they came from the same documentation on enWiki. If the only difference is that one allows more shortcuts than the other, then I think that they can be merged. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 21:12, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

One is just a subpage of the Ombox template and the other is its own template. -DJSasso (talk) 21:16, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
So we can merge them, right? What does it being a subpage matter? It seems to still work as though it were a template. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 21:20, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
Subpage means that its code is part of the ombox template as a whole most likely. Changing anything on it could change how the Ombox template itself works. -DJSasso (talk) 21:22, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
I couldn't find the code, or anything like {{/shortcut}} in the ombox template, even when viewing the page source. They seem to be able to complement each other if they were on the same page, while at the same time exist indepedently. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 21:39, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
I admit I haven't looked closely at the code. Since it was probably taken from en, the best place to ask would probably be en since they too have both seperate. -DJSasso (talk) 21:46, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
Actually I found the difference. One embeds information into the ombox and the other is a right aligned version for pages that don't use the ombox.
  1. {{shortcut}} – right-aligned box.
  2. {{shortcut-l}} – left aligned box.
  3. {{policy shortcut}} – shortcut that also says "policy".
  4. {{Ombox/Shortcut}} – shortcut that embeds into message boxes.
-DJSasso (talk) 21:48, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
Wait, you mean like this? Ombox shortcut: [X [Y]]; Template:Shortcut: [X] [Y] -- where [brackets] represent a header like Template:policy, X represents a message, and [Y] represents the shortcut box. Let me know if this is wrong. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 21:57, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
en:Wikipedia:Editing policy uses {{Ombox/Shortcut}}. If you notice the shortcut box is inside the Ombox at the top of the page. {{shortcut}} is used on en:Wikipedia:Announcements and is on the right side of the page. {{shortcut-l}} puts it on the left side of the page. ANyways I will stop spamming Kansan. If you need more message me on my talk page. -DJSasso (talk) 22:03, 20 July 2010 (UTC)


Thought I might point out to you, as I know a few newer admins are unaware. But we allow automatic approval of certain types of bots. In this case interwiki. You can see our local comment about it at the top of Wikipedia talk:Bots -DJSasso (talk) 12:03, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. Kansan (talk) 18:48, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Category:Vandalism and warning templates and User:Sonofgobot

Can categories be moved by admins, as I had said on the Simple Talk page? Or must the individual pages containing said category be changed manually? If it was the latter case, could I have the flood flag for moving the category?

Also, does the new user violate the username policy for having bot at the end of the username? I'm still relatively new to the wiki and would really appreciate you taking the time to answer all these questions. Sincerely, :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 03:04, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Moving the category and pages: Both, or at least the latter, need to be done. User:OpenBot will do it in under half an hour if there is consensus. sonia♫♪ 03:14, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
I'm sorry I didn't get to this earlier. I would probably find it best to allow OpenBot to take care of it (I'll try to mention something to Sonia if it's not done by tomorrow; I may be busy tomorrow so my online time might be limited.) As for the user, which user are you referring to? Users with names ending in "bot" generally must reflect a status as a bot, however, as Djsasso explained elsewhere on this talk page, established bots from elsewhere are treated with more leniency (which I did not know until he recently corrected me on this issue.) Kansan (talk) 05:42, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
Oh, SonofGobot? I wouldn't worry about that one. It doesn't seem to represent itself as a bot (it reminds me vaguely of Godot, as in the famous play.) Kansan (talk) 05:42, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
Wait, are you saying that I should just go ahead? I'm not sure that "...and related templates" is a good name for a category; "User warning templates" is fine on its own. Should there not be a discussion first? sonia♫♪ 06:23, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
Pending discussion, since I'm not sure that it is myself. I'm sorry, very late night, and I'm about to head to bed. Kansan (talk) 06:25, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Anyway, thanks for the response. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 05:49, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Merge User


how can i merge my user acounts Україна and my user account OF-UA 975 --Україна (talk) 20:17, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

There is no way to merge two different accounts (to merge one go to Special:MergeAccount). However, you could request a rename. πr2 (talk • changes) 20:22, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Hello i am the same use. But i have merge my french, dutch account with my german account Україна, but it is one year ago --OF-UA 975 (talk) 20:28, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

i think i have to rename OF-UA 975 into Україна, could you proced?--OF-UA 975 (talk) 20:30, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Go to WP:CHU. πr2 (talk • changes) 20:31, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Challenge Cup

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


Sorry (again?). The flood flag won't work (it was tried before), and my bot won't be granted the bot flag.  Hazard-SJ Talk 05:40, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

Stop for now and see EhJJ about AWB and flood flags. fr33kman 05:42, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
Ok.  Hazard-SJ Talk 05:45, 1 August 2010 (UTC)


How long do you plan to be away?  Hazard-SJ Talk 04:59, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

Probably just a few days. I always try to take a few days off every few months from things like this so I can recharge my batteries and come back even more motivated. Kansan (talk) 06:25, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
OK. See you in a few "Wikidays"!  Hazard-SJ Talk 06:28, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
Hello. I see you've come back! How was the break, and when is the next one? Hazard-SJ Talk 21:23, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. It was good and relaxing, and I don't know.. whenever I get busy or feel at risk of getting burned out! Kansan (talk) 22:16, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Purplebackpack Challenge Cup

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)

You use American Pageant, right?

If you have a copy kicking around, could you do me a favor and look up which page has the map of how much land in the (Western) United States is owned by the federal government? I think it's in the Agriculture/Jennings Bryan chapter in the 1865-1900 section Purplebackpack89 19:57, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

I actually don't, sorry. I'll try to keep an eye open though. Kansan (talk) 20:02, 22 August 2010 (UTC)


The account may be an attempt of Impersonating This Flag Once Was Red, now known as en:User:TFOWR. wiooiw (talk) 02:34, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, I blocked the account. I hope I wasn't stepping on any toes there, just logged on and didn't see this. sonia 02:56, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
No, thank you (both of you) for taking the initiative of informing me and blocking the account. Though I was very suspicious, I wasn't aware of the en WP name. Kansan (talk) 15:30, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

History of the United States

I nommed it for GA, and if it makes that, I'll nom it for VGA. Please help me see it through Purplebackpack89 18:32, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Okay, thanks for letting me know. Kansan (talk) 19:51, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Al capone outline

Sure, thanks for the help. You could remove the unimportant uses in the "In popular culture" section, and I'll work on simplifying the "St. Valentine's Day massacre" section. Battleaxe9872 / 19:42, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Purplebackpack Challenge Cup

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, use User:Purplebackpack89/Purplebackpack Challenge Cup/Kansas City Purplebackpack89 20:28, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

You totally have homecourt edge Purplebackpack89 20:51, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
Sorry I haven't been as active the last few weeks; I've become busy in real life. I plan on coming back for the finals. Kansan (talk) 20:54, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
LOL...assuming you get to the finals Purplebackpack89 20:57, 6 September 2010 (UTC)


Hey Kansan, I have a quick question of the RevDelete reasons. For a RevDelete I did earlier I put "Hiding of blatant attack names" as the reason, I've since realized that that is under the "only for use by oversighters" section of the drop down box. I'm just wondering if I need to change the reason because I'm not an oversight. Thanks. Exert 02:53, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

I'm not an oversighter either so I probably shouldn't definitively say for sure, but it might be a good idea for now until a consensus is reached. Kansan (talk) 03:15, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your input, I guess I'll have an oversight take a look. Exert 03:18, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

A barnstar

  The Original Barnstar
For Kansan, who was much quicker than me in reverting vandalism and making improvements to articles. In several cases we had an edit conflict, and his edits were not only quicker, they were better too. Well done, and keep up the good work. Peterdownunder (talk) 13:25, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Your book

Congratulations, a little late, but here is your very own Wikipedia Little Red Book.

This editor is a Journeyman Editor and is entitled to display this Wikipedia Little Red Book.

--Peterdownunder (talk) 13:55, 27 September 2010 (UTC)


  The Teamwork Barnstar
For Kansan for his work as part of the "Did You Know" team. This small group of editors make suggestions, check the facts, offer improvements, and make sure there are always new DYK hooks to go onto the main page. Keep up the good work. Peterdownunder (talk) 12:13, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

New articles in userspace

You can create articles, then tag them with {{draft}}. This produces a bar on top of the article stating that it is unfinished. This will negate the need to move the article from userspace to mainspace. Thanks, --Chemicalinterest (talk) 18:50, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

I think that's more for articles being written from scratch. I don't want unsimplified articles (especially with many broken templates) in mainspace until they are really ready to go. I'd much rather wait than put an article in mainspace both with a template message and that's unprepared. Kansan (talk) 18:52, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

Redirect John isner

Hi, just interested in policy (or more custom and practice actually) here... On Wikibooks we tend to delete "incorrect case" redirects like this one because the MediaWiki software handles it. That is, if you type (in this example) "john isner" or "John isner" or "John Isner" in the "Search" box you'll end up at the same article so redirects from all the different "cased" versions of a title aren't required. That's not true if the article title is "john Isner" (i.e., first word lower case, second word upper case) for some reason. Anyway, I stuck a QD on John isner after I moved it for this reason as I have a fetish for tidiness. I saw your comment that the redirect is reasonable, which is it, but it isn't really necessary. As you say, it's cheap and makes no difference if it stays there but I was just curious if leaving them behind after a page move to correct a "case" issue on the title is normal practice. If it is I won't worry about QDing them again... Thanks. QU TalkQu 21:53, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the Flood Flag

I'm glad you offered me the flag before I kept on overwhelming the "New changes". I'll be sure to ask again before I go on a sprint of such similar changes. I'm all finished for now, so can you please turn it off? Thanks! Ted (talk) 05:01, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know! I'll remove it. Kansan (talk) 05:02, 14 October 2010 (UTC)


Hello, Kansan. You have new messages at Purplebackpack89's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Purplebackpack89 20:53, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Admin's Barnstar

  The Admin's Barnstar
Dear Kansan, thank you for being so quick, and what is far more important, so efficient as an administrator. :) I am always impressed by how thoughtfully and carefully you act, and your contributions prove that you are indeed one of the best Wikipedians I can think of, and a truly wise person. Thank you for all that you do here. Sincerely, —Clementina talk 06:20, 23 October 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for you message. I'm pretty much new to Wikipedia (although I had an account on the English Wikipedia back in around 2007), but I'm pretty confident on wikiformatting seeing as I've done some stuff on wikia. Hope I can help ! Why? (talk) 18:28, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

What would be the best way of de-orphaning Doral, Florida ? Thanks. Why? (talk) 18:52, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Edit to antimatter

It does not fundamentally change the meaning. EnWP says mixing antimatter and matter makes annihilation, which means they both disappear. It can give off energy (gamma rays) or other particles. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 20:36, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

You can learn science! It is so easy! It does get more complicated in certain areas, though. I am better at chemistry, though. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 00:34, 30 October 2010 (UTC)
I see you changed zinc. I made it even better, just in case you are interested. Keep on changing science related articles--you may develop a keen interest in them! --Chemicalinterest (talk) 01:40, 30 October 2010 (UTC)
I'm mildly interested in a number of science subjects, such as astronomy, biology, and chemistry, it's just far from my area of specialty. Kansan (talk) 01:41, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

Organizational Debate at History of the United States

Hey, there's an organizational debate going on at Talk:History of the United States regarding sectioning of Post-World War II content. Since you have contributed to the article, you might want to take a look at it Purplebackpack89 04:51, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

You may be interested

maze --Chemicalinterest (talk) 22:30, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Very well done! Kansan (talk) 13:13, 4 November 2010 (UTC)


Why did you delete the hook for sulfur? There was a hook for sulfuric acid before that (dyk that sulfuric acid turns sugar black?). That one had no support so I deleted it, just as BG7 was adding his comment that the two hooks looked similar. I have undid your edit. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 13:34, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Secondary note: I removed the sulfuric acid hook just as BG7 added the note that both of the hooks were similar. He later struck out his comment. I mentioned that I had removed the sulfuric acid hook because it did not have any support. You deleted the sulfur hook, not the sulfuric acid hook. I restored the sulfur hook with a pointy edit summary. Sorry for being so ambiguous. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 13:40, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

- :You said that you were deleting the hook after BG7 said that we needed to wait another couple of queues, and didn't propose another hook (or suggest anything), so I interpreted that as withdrawing your hook. Kansan (talk) 13:41, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

I see the issue now. I apologize for the confusion. Kansan (talk) 13:43, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
No prob! :) --Chemicalinterest (talk) 13:44, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

User:Kansan/Elephant gun

Would you mind if I rewrite it in Simple English? --Chemicalinterest (talk) 16:46, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Go for it. I keep meaning to get back to it but I don't know when I would. I have it simplified up through the "Early use" section. Kansan (talk) 17:07, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Cold War and Beyond sections

Hey, nobody's commented on the Cold War organizational change in several days and it appears the consensus is for returning to 1991 as the split between the last two sections, so would you be so kid as to make the necessary changes? Purplebackpack89 18:06, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

I'll take a look at it. Kansan (talk) 18:07, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
I do agree on 1991 being the end of the Cold War (does the 1989 date come from the Berlin Wall falling), but doesn't the header already say 1991? Kansan (talk) 18:11, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
That's a subsection. The section heading reads 1945-2000, and should be changed to 1945-1991. The 1991-2000 content should be moved into the next section, the 21st century content should be dropped down to a subsection, and a new title should be given to the 1991-2010 section. Purplebackpack89 18:23, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
Neither the subsection nor the section heading read 2000 anywhere, so I'm a little confused on that count; however, feel free to make the changes. Kansan (talk) 19:07, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
Like what I did? Anyway, participate in the simplicity and images discussions Purplebackpack89 23:18, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Revision deletion

Hey Kansan. I'm not sure that this warranted Revision Delete, as it was non-identifying vandalism. We typically only hide the edits when there is a full name in this context, not just a first name. I'm not going to ask you to undo it, but I wanted to point this out for future reference. Thanks, PeterSymonds (talk) 22:17, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

My reading of the new policy WP:Cyberbullying indicates that this sort of thing does need to get rev del'd (and in the discussion of the policy, it was discussed that even first name sort of vandalism of that nature) probably does need to go. Because of the likelihood of it being done within a classroom, I think that does fall within that policy. Kansan (talk) 22:20, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
In particular, the definition of bullying on that page plus the phrase "Quickly hide all bullying edits" seems to indicate that rev del would have been acceptable, so I do stand by my action. Kansan (talk) 22:36, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Water-fueled car

I can explain. Water is a low-energy compound of hydrogen and oxygen. When electricity flows through it, it makes hydrogen and oxygen. The electricity is added as energy to the hydrogen and oxygen. When the hydrogen is burned in the oxygen, it releases heat energy and converts to water. So water cannot be a fuel just like the exhaust fumes of a car can't be used as fuel; the energy is already taken out from the water. Hope you understand. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 23:05, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Complex words subpage

Would you mind if I add some words to it? BTW, I added them already. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 23:54, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Please do! I think I have it written down that I encourage people to add to it. Kansan (talk) 23:56, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

User:Kansan/Articles to be created

QD? --Chemicalinterest (talk) 01:53, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

I'll leave it for now. Having the space in my userspace might remind me to update it later. Kansan (talk) 02:15, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Yet again

I think that this link can be used now to move it to mainspace. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 17:03, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Thank you very much for finishing this! Kansan (talk) 17:18, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
Hope you don't mind my constant comments here! Another editor got quite annoyed about it. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 17:19, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
Me again. You don't have a link to your WikiProject on your userpage. I'll add it if you don't mind. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 20:26, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
So I should wait for you to respond before adding it? --Chemicalinterest (talk) 22:06, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
Yes, or better yet, simply make suggestions for users and wait for them to make the edits. Kansan (talk) 22:29, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Japanese American internment

Congratumulations! It's with great pleasure that I write to let you know that I've just closed your GA nom for Japanese American internment as successful, woop!

Great work, keep it up :-) Goblin 17:48, 14 November 2010 (UTC) I ♥ Juliancolton!

Wow, thank you very much! Kansan (talk) 20:46, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

Murder article

When I tried to erase true vandalism with an older revision, the wiki system automatically erased the second paragraph. Wpeaceout (talk) 02:55, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. Kansan (talk) 03:09, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Eclipse (Warriors)

I think that page wasn't written in any language... just a few characters hehe

: ) ” TeLeS (PT @ L C G) 04:22, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Simple News: Issue 25

Issue Twenty Five
15th November 2010


User Articles
This month sees the return of Simple News after several months of inactivity. The Did you know project is looking for more hooks and active participants.
Wikipedia turns 10, find out where the birthday events are taking place and join us in celebrating the birth of the world's best free collection of knowledge.
Administrator News

Grunny (talk) 11:30, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Dennis Brain

Thank you. I thought Dennis deserved a good article. I am too young to have heard him live, but I do remember what I was doing on 1 Sep 1957. I always loved his LP of the Mozart concertos. I have just borrowed and read Pettitt's book. It is fascinating reading. Hikitsurisan (talk) 18:06, 21 November 2010 (UTC)


Thanks Kansan for the Barnstar, it's nice to know that some one notices. --Peterdownunder (talk) 21:56, 23 November 2010 (UTC)


You have some. :) —Clementina talk 05:57, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Just a heads-up: forwarded two emails to you. We're waiting for your input. If all goes well I'll catch you online later. openstrings 19:13, 24 November 2010 (UTC)
Thank you, I have responded. Kansan (talk) 19:56, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Query about Projects on Simple

Hi, new Simple editor User:IanP asked at my talk page about how to start a WikiProject (or whatever the equivalent is) on Simple. I think he intends it to be about Warriors (book series) and related subjects. Can you offer any advice? thanks --Demiurge1000 (talk) 08:11, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

He seems to have made a start at User:IanP/WikiProject Warriors but had previously created it in Project space and it got moved [3] --Demiurge1000 (talk) 09:33, 25 November 2010 (UTC)
My advice for him right now would probably be not to worry as much about WikiProjects, because unlike on English, on Simple, we don't really have active WikiProjects. I've seen him make some great articles so far and I'd recommend he spend his time on those. Thanks for your help! Kansan (talk) 16:24, 25 November 2010 (UTC)


Hi Kansan!

I've closed your request for overisghtship as successful and requested the right for you on meta. Before a steward can assign you this permission, you will need to send the proof of your identity to the wmf. For the how-to see here. Best, -Barras (talk) 15:01, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

Thank you. I have emailed a copy of my identification to WMF. Kansan (talk) 19:09, 25 November 2010 (UTC)
Congrats!--Gordonrox24 | Talk 19:11, 25 November 2010 (UTC)
Félicitations, dear Kansan! You can't imagine how pleased I am to hear this news. I look forward to seeing you working steadily with the tools soon!   ingly, Bella tête-à-tête 07:03, 26 November 2010 (UTC)
Thank you very much! And, I hope that I don't have to use the tools too often! Kansan (talk) 07:04, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

Oversight mailing list

Hey, I got a request to join the oversight-wp-simple mailing list that may or may not have been from you. Can you email me to verify your address? Thanks, and congrats on being our latest oversighter. :) EVula // talk // // 15:26, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

  Done Welcome to oversight-wp-simple. EVula // talk // // 01:28, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for processing that! Kansan (talk) 01:40, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

What's gone wrong?

There is something wrong on this article that I can't identify what. Could you possibly find the problem and fix it? Mr. Berty talk/stalk 18:17, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) (not!) I have 'fixed' this by commenting out the 'code' causing the errror message, at least the info box works now.
I think the editor was using a template that Simple doesn't have. :-) (talk) 22:18, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
Are you that famous anon IP on en? The digits ring the bell. Mr. Berty talk/stalk 12:00, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
Famous? Me? There are others! We are Legion.... Better than being in-famous, Mr Berty! (talk) 13:56, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
I thought it was just you...anyway...I'll be here for 6 months 'til I sock again for who knows? Mr. Berty talk/stalk 14:00, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

In future

I'd just block someone with such an insulting username. fr33kman 04:01, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

We're not dumb! I am only here doing community service for my crimes on the English Wikipedia, as shown here. Mr. Berty talk/stalk 14:04, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

You may like to add your name here

Wikipedia:Active users --Chemicalinterest (talk) 23:13, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks; I'll get to it when I get home (I'm just about to leave for a few hours). Kansan (talk) 00:04, 1 December 2010 (UTC)



thanks ;o) --Dalibor Bosits © 22:46, 5 December 2010 (UTC)


Hi, do we need this redirect --Dalibor Bosits © 19:27, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

No, not really. I'll go ahead and delete it. Kansan (talk) 19:28, 7 December 2010 (UTC)


I realized we don't have such a bot on this wiki, after I saw that I forgot to sign a talk page. Could you implement such a bot for me?

You know what? That's a great idea. It would help people who are from the big English Wikipedia to feel more at home. Loudclaw (talk) 05:05, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

A page, supposedly Vandalism

Hi. I was looking in Recent changes and found this page. Conor feckin rose yeah heahh heahhh Loudclaw (talk) 00:15, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Long since deleted. sonia 00:16, 14 December 2010 (UTC)


Hey I just wanted to say a quick thanks for helping with the Gordon Freeman Gordon Freeman page I created. Your awesome and I am glad to be able to know and befriend editors like you who help make the wiki a better place. Toboar (talk) 21:15, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, and thanks for all the anti vandalism stuff you've been doing! Kansan (talk) 20:36, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Sure thing! BTW you revert fast! You keep beating me Toboar (talk) 20:40, 14 December 2010 (UTC)


Hi. I am running for admin and would like your vote. Thanks so much in advance because I know that no matter if you choose to oppose or support, that you are doing it for the good of the wiki Toboar (talk) 22:52, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Too late!

I know your IP address now! MWHAHAHA! Mr. Berty (seasons greetings!) talk/stalk 15:57, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

It's not my usual IP address, though. Kansan (talk) 15:58, 16 December 2010 (UTC)
? Mr. Berty (seasons greetings!) talk/stalk 19:23, 16 December 2010 (UTC)
I wasn't editing from my home. I don't want to discuss this publicly though. Kansan (talk) 19:45, 16 December 2010 (UTC)


I wasn't bold enough to move any hooks to the queue as many don't have full recognition. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 02:01, 17 December 2010 (UTC)


Thank you for both the welcome and the response at simple chat. Best wishes!--Piast93 00:48, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Are there any IRC feeds that show the recent changes live, or any other vandalism fighting tool that allows me to see recent changes as they happen? Thanks!--Piast93 01:26, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Review of Conservatives in the United States

Hi Kansan,

I made a bold change to Conservatives in the United States. I explained the change on the Peer Review page. Since you had commented on the article, I wanted to tell you so that you could respond if you wanted to. I've informed the author, Chuck, on his talk page and others who commented also. If I've gone to far, please let me know--I'd appreciate it. I'm not quite sure where the line between "bold" and "breaking things" might be. If you have feedback, I'll respect that. Thanks, Gotanda (talk) 01:57, 19 December 2010 (UTC)


Hey :) Mind giving me rollback therefore I can undo edits more rapidly/productively? Thanks :) Addihockey10 (talk) 04:15, 19 December 2010 (UTC)


Sorry if I edit conflicted you. According to popups, you responded to the false positive just 19 seconds before I undid the edit. wiooiw (talk)

No worries! It doesn't matter who fixes it, just that it gets fixed. Kansan (talk) 05:38, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

Service award

This editor is a Journeyman Editor and is entitled to display this Wikipedia Little Red Book.

Probably a bit late as you will qualify for the next book in a month. You have made over 9000 edits as well! Congratulations and enjoy your book. Peterdownunder (talk) 07:49, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

Happy New Year


I have only made edits in the normal English Wikipedia. I am requesting Adminship on the Simple English Wikipedia because the articles on the English Wikipedia are difficult to understand, because I am young.

The point is that we have to trust somebody before we can vote for them to become an administrator, and we can't trust somebody we don't know. Kansan (talk) 20:38, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

Nationality edit wars

We're collecting some edit wars over nationality of people who lived part of their life under the Soviet Union. Paul Keres and Kazimir Malevich are examples. Both have collected single-issue lunatics er, I mean, misguided contributors who wish to rewrite history. My inclination is that if a person has lived his life in two or more different countries, they should both be recognized in the article.
Since, obviously, this sort of thing must have happened thousands of times, do we have a useful summary to guide editors? I can't quite find one. Macdonald-ross (talk) 17:41, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

I'm coming to the conclusion that tag teams are operating in favour of Estonia and Ukraine respectively. It's too much of a coincidence when two or three unknown users land on a page within days, after a page has been quiet for ages. See what you think. Macdonald-ross (talk) 18:01, 31 December 2010 (UTC)
I haven't had much time online in the past few days but I hope to be able to look at it in the next day or two. I apologize for responding so late. Kansan (talk) 08:14, 2 January 2011 (UTC)


Hey Kansan. Decided you might want to join. Hi! I noticed that you edited an article that's in our scope and I was wondering if you were interested in Warriors. I thought, well, maybe that person is interested in WikiProject Warriors! There's a link here, and you can join if you like. It'll have links to every Warriors article that need to be fixed and there's a LOT in there. I haven't gotten around to finishing it yet so I would accept your help in it. It covers all articles about the series Warriors and so it is very easy to do. Thanks! Loudclaw (talk) 04:56, 17 January 2011 (UTC) If you want to spread it, then here. Copy and paste this. {{subst:User:IanP/WikiProject Warriors template}} There. Loudclaw (talk) 23:00, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Sorry for spamming you. I truly thought that you wanted to join. Loudclaw (talk) 22:28, 19 January 2011 (UTC)


i use this at school how the hell can i edit the pages when apparently i have done it every month for the last 2 years. idont even konw how to do it

If you use it at school, there's a good chance somebody else edited it from school and you were just the first one to see the warning. Kansan (talk) 18:05, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

List of chess terms

Please continue when you have time; it's most welcome. I've rewritten a few, but you pinpointed some difficulties, and I'm grateful for that. Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:10, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you very much, and if you feel that any of my changes have altered the intended meaning too much, feel free to change that. Kansan (talk) 05:57, 25 January 2011 (UTC)
Heh, neat. A Chess problem. I'll solve it.

Loudclaw (talk) 22:38, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

One year!

This editor is a Yeoman Editor and is entitled to display this Wikipedia Pocket Edition.

Congratulations on completing one year as a very active editor on the Simple English Wikipedia. --Peterdownunder (talk) 02:00, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Thank you! Kansan (talk) 04:39, 6 February 2011 (UTC)


Hey, Kansan. I just wanted to say that I won't be here for a couple days. Sorry, Loudclaw (talk) 22:21, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Coding error

Hey, I think you might have made a small mistake in your coding when closing Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2011/Disadvantages of internet. It doesn't look right on the RFD homepage Purplebackpack89 06:52, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

It's been fixed, thanks. Kansan (talk) 10:07, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

User space

I find it hard to find my websites when there are none on my user space. I also do not intend to promote in any way, shape or form beyond my user page but am always willing to do as I'm told and if there any way you can help me please do. Mcjakeqcool Mcjakeqcool (talk) 23:39, 9 February 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for the heads up on the adminship, but why does it not show up on the page of requests for various rights? Cheers. Mìthrandir (talk) 18:59, 14 February 2011 (UTC) :The bot that we had doing it isn't currently operational. Kansan (talk) 19:02, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

The bot is work, you've just not transcluded your request onto WP:RfA. Thanks, Goblin 19:04, 14 February 2011 (UTC) I ♥ Nifky!


I saw that you like baseball, what is your favorite team? I am an Atlanta Braves fan.... Mìthrandir (talk) 18:51, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

I'm a fan of the Kansas City Royals. Kansan (talk) 19:02, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
What does their season look like this year? Get any good players? Mìthrandir (talk) 19:29, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
Nope, it's going to be a rebuilding year; they've traded away most of their veterans and are just waiting for the future at this point. Kansan (talk) 20:41, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
It's always tough to stick with a team during those years... your season will come though... In the way of Wikipedia, however, I know my way around very well and I was wondering in what way I would be most helpful on the simple wiki... Cheers. Mìthrandir (talk) 01:46, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
We're always looking for new articles because we have far fewer than on English (and to improve those existing; some articles on important subjects are in surprisingly bad shape or very short). That and keeping an eye on recent changes to spot vandalism are the best ways anybody can help. Kansan (talk) 19:06, 16 February 2011 (UTC)


Please see my test page for an article I am writing. User:Mìthrandir/Daniel_Nathans. Can you fix the infobox for me? Thanks... Mìthrandir (talk) 23:12, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

  Done. :) --Gordonrox24 | Talk 23:19, 16 February 2011 (UTC)


I know trust is better than edit count, but what is an edit count to shoot for to become an admin? Just wondering... Cheers... Mìthrandir (talk) 14:54, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

I wouldn't say there's an edit count in particular, especially because edit counts are misleading. For example, if I made ten small changes to my userspace, it would count as ten edits more than if I wrote a new six paragraph article. More important is just consistently editing various aspects of the project for a long period of time. I might also add that being an admin is not as big of a deal as some people think; it just really means you have access to a few more tools and doesn't mean that you're less important or will be taken less seriously. In the past, people who go out of their way to become an admin actually have had a harder time getting it. It's usually not a goal, it's just something that happens. Hope this helps. Kansan (talk) 15:01, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, thanks for the info... :) Since I have been on the English Wikipedia for a couple years I have begun to grasp that consept. My goal here is not to become an admin... there is so much work to be done; formatting articles, writing tons of new articles, working on backlogs... I have already jumped into this work... this is my view of my adminship here; I will continue to edit normally and only apply for adminship when it is actually neccessary and will help me with my work. There is so much work that can be here without being a sysop, so I don't see myself applying in the near future... Cheers. Mìthrandir (talk) 15:13, 17 February 2011 (UTC)


Because Fr33kman does not respond very swiftly, could you look at and answer my questions on his talk page? Thanks again... Mìthrandir (talk) 15:16, 17 February 2011 (UTC)


Ok, something is wrong with Template:Infobox Football club. Look at Arsenal FC's page. Or Real Madrid's page. They're all screwed up!!! RomeEonBmbo (talk) 23:11, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Fixed (or at least should be). Griffinofwales (talk) 23:14, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for taking care of that. Kansan (talk) 00:22, 18 February 2011 (UTC)


Do you know that there are some fanatic supporters of dictator Tito, like Either way, who erase all references showing his many bloody crimes?. They are all related to a group of Yugoslavian user in en.wikipedia, who promote only POVs pro-Tito and -shamefully- erase everything against him. Please, read here (References) to have an idea of the crimes of Tito. We need a simple wikipedia with NPOV and not showing only the few achievements of Tito: can you imagine (for example) the "Hitler" article without references to the Holocaust, and only showing the few achievements Hitler did? Regards. Tom.


How do you tell how many pages a user has created? Cheers. Mìthrandir 16:23, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

I actually don't know off the top of my head, since it's something I don't pay attention to at all. Sorry! Kansan (talk) 22:05, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
Hey. You can view your articles from this page. You can find that page by going to your changes page, and scrolling down to the bottom. There will be a user info box, and you can click on the "Article Count" button.--Gordonrox24 | Talk 22:09, 22 February 2011 (UTC)


Please get on. I need to discuss something with you. --Bsadowski1 05:36, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Done. Kansan (talk) 06:00, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

I am using an edit summery

I used C/E. Ce or ce. meaning copy editing. Or is that not acceptable on here. Just asking cause I'm more at home on wikipedia than this site lol. KnowIG (talk) 15:01, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

You're right, I'm sorry. Still, it's often a good idea to explain, at least briefly, why you're removing an entire section. Kansan (talk) 15:05, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Washington University

Did you revise the Washington University in St. Louis article in the article namespace because of my userpage list? Just wondering, and thanks for the help... Cheers. Mìthrandir (talk) 19:41, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Nope, I did it a few months ago. I just saw that under recent changes and remembered having make it. Kansan (talk) 21:22, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
Oh, I see what I did... I put two links on the article of Daniel Nathans for the colleges he attended, Washington University and the University of Delaware, but I didn't realize that the link had to be to Washington University in St. Louis.... is it okay if I make a redirect, because I don't think there are any other Washington Universities to be confused with... Cheers. Mìthrandir (talk) 23:24, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
Maybe a disambiguation page would be a good idea because there is also a University of Washington in Seattle. Kansan (talk) 00:21, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
Can you show me how to do that? Cheers. Mìthrandir (talk) 00:56, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
I'll try to get to it tomorrow. Kansan (talk) 06:33, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
I forgot to respond here at the time, but I did make one. Kansan (talk) 06:00, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
Can you send me a link to it? I cannot find it and it is not linked in the article. Cheers. Mìthrandir 20:04, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
Washington University. Kansan (talk) 20:10, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. Cheers. Mìthrandir 23:04, 23 February 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for your speedy response on the Admin Noticeboard. Since my block on the en Wiki (I have reformed, I assure you), I have really realized that users don't need four warnings before being blocked. If they ignore you after the first or second warning, then I believe the user should be blocked, not indef, but a reasonable amount of time, like a couple days. If that doesn't wake the user up and they continue to disruptively edit, then they should be blocked for a longer period of time. I'll report any further incidents to vandalism in progress... Cheers. Mìthrandir 23:09, 23 February 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for the What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar. I hope the section has calmed some strong feelings. Bärliner 01:09, 24 February 2011 (UTC)


Do you want me to help with your Iroquois article? I would be more than happy to simplify the whole thing... Cheers. Mìthrandir 14:22, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

I think I can get it in one sitting, but thanks for the offer! Kansan (talk) 14:33, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Albacore

Good news is I'm halfway done thanking people for partaking in my RFA, which passed 19/0. If I have any Q's about the tools I'll ask, but they seem pretty straightforward. Best, Albacore (talk · changes) 01:45, 27 February 2011 (UTC)


Yeah, I made that back before it was an article, I think.... I haven't edited it in a long time... SPQR 21:34, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Can you center the picture on my page for me? Thanks... SPQR 21:38, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
  Done, I got that fixed, but could you answer another question for me? How do you do a strike-through? Thanks. SPQR 21:45, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
like this. sonia 22:17, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! SPQR 01:45, 2 March 2011 (UTC)


You will be punished for you're deletion of my Article Oman Offensive...

You blanked the page, but you can have the draft back if you would like. Also, please do not make threats. Kansan (talk) 03:33, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Safe Sex

Sorry my bad I didn't think about other ways of catching STI's. Just making sure you didn't think I was uploading false information intentionally. Thanks Kyle.66 (talk) 03:18, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

I didn't think you were at all. I understood what you mean since it's true that not having sex is the only way to avoid catching such diseases through sexual activity. Kansan (talk) 03:27, 8 March 2011 (UTC)


Hi Kansas is it possible to recover the article you deleted? Can i reedit it ? Thank you... — This unsigned comment was added by Justinianoo (talk • changes).

Hi, sorry, but I can't because it appears to be copyrighted material copyrighted from somewhere else on the Internet. However, you are welcome to find other sources to write an article in your own words. Kansan (talk) 20:08, 8 March 2011 (UTC)


Hi Kansan, I just noticed that you have made over 10,000 edits on the Simple English Wikipedia. Congratulations and thanks for all that effort. --Peterdownunder (talk) 10:24, 9 March 2011 (UTC)


kansan did i do something wrong? --C7king (talk) 17:34, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

William Ludwig

What copywrite material is in the William Ludwig material deleted. It is all sourced from newspapers. John — This unsigned comment was added by Johnfeltus (talk • changes) on 17:43, 21 March 2011.

It appears to have been copied from this site: [4] Kansan (talk) 19:32, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

AS the page is written by me am I not entitled to upload the information? I can be contacted as as on the page or on I know the page is a bit rough but I hope to improve it over time as new material is still coming in. Noel

Page restoration

Hey Kansan, seeing as you're about would you mind temporarily restoring whatever used to be at Template:Welcome Esperanza for me? I'm currently substituting all the instances of it as you know, however currently it will just substitute the current welcome template (That is often already present) rather than this specific one. If you could that would be excellent, and I will let you know when I am finished so that it can be re-deleted, as there really isn't any need to have it lying around. (Probably - I've not seen the content!). Regards, Goblin 17:18, 23 March 2011 (UTC) I ♥ GoblinBots!

Ah, no worries - I've found an old transcluded version of it lying around and will use that. Sorry to bother you - thanks anyway. Goblin 17:27, 23 March 2011 (UTC) I ♥ Chenzw!
Sorry I didn't get back right away - I was doing something over on en, but it seems that you found it, so let me know if there's anything else along those lines you need. Kansan (talk) 17:32, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
Don't worry about - there was no rush, I just chanced upon it whilst looking at other transclusions. :) Done for now, will let you know if I need anything though! Cheers, Goblin 17:36, 23 March 2011 (UTC) I ♥ Gordonrox24!


Hey Kansan. Thanks for making that revert - I didn't want to do it myself as I don't want to breach 3RR - I note that TRM has already reverted the user in question, and there's now been three reverts by him and three by "us". As TRM noted in his edit summary, the revert is being made as a result of the speedy close I made of WP:PGA#Białystok earlier today, and is, in effect, a "hissy fit". Not sure how to proceed as I have a clear COI, so I won't participate further. Thanks, Goblin 23:52, 26 March 2011 (UTC) I ♥ The Rambling Man!

I'm just removing my own unsourced work which is perfectly legitimate within WP. Go look at the History logs on the entry. Ajh1492 (talk) 23:56, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Bobby Fischer

You may be interested to know that there's a new biography of Fischer just published. It's by his old biographer Frank Brady. Endgame: Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall. It's already been reviewed by Garry Kasparov in the New York Review of Books. Macdonald-ross (talk) 15:32, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know; I'll have to see if my local library system has it yet. Kansan (talk) 15:47, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
Now I see the enWP article on Fischer is nearly 147,000 bytes long. That's quite mad! Ours is a pocket-sized article, but I think quite readable. Macdonald-ross (talk) 16:01, 30 March 2011 (UTC)


Since you seem to be active at the moment, can you take a look at deleting Antonio Francisco Mendoza? Goblinbot tagged it about half and hour ago. And since you're commenting on DYK's, any comments on my hook? PrincessofLlyr talk 03:23, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Wow, I don't know how that one slipped through the cracks. And I'll take a look at your hook. Kansan (talk) 03:30, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! It's my first DYK, either here or on en, so I was getting a little antsy after no one had commented in two days. PrincessofLlyr talk 03:33, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
The activity level on DYK kind of comes and goes at times. I might have to start bugging people to get on it like I do every so often :) Kansan (talk) 03:34, 1 April 2011 (UTC)


Wow, that was fast!  . --SEPTActaMTA8235 (talk) 18:59, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

I can't believe History of Park Vale F.C.'s copyvio stood for nearly half a year!   --SEPTActaMTA8235 (talk) 16:18, 6 April 2011 (UTC)
Hopefully that sort of thing won't happen as often now that we have new page patrolling! Kansan (talk) 16:22, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

This stupid RFD

I'm going to userfy this no matter what they say. I NEED it on here! There's a mirror article on EN! Loudclaw/Hey, let's collaborate!/Desk/WP:Warriors/My changes 22:28, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Don't call it "stupid" please. --SEPTActaMTA8235 (talk) 23:00, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
Well, if it happens to all articles I create, then I will fight fire with fire. !!Loudclaw/Hey, let's collaborate!/Desk/WP:Warriors/My changes 00:20, 6 April 2011 (UTC)!! .
"Fight fire with fire"? Don't take it so personally, dude. It's a wiki, there's no ownership and project disruption will get you banned. Furthermore, "userfy[ing] this no matter what" is also project disruption, and just because there's a mirror article at en.wikipedia, it does not mean that we have to have one here. Chillax. Goblin 10:06, 6 April 2011 (UTC) I ♥ Bsadowski1!
Cool off; it's not the end of the world having you article deleted, Ian. --SEPTActaMTA8235 (talk) 12:48, 6 April 2011 (UTC)
Cut it out, this isn't going any further and that last comment was completely unnecessary. Everything that needs to be said has been said. Goblin 12:55, 6 April 2011 (UTC) I ♥ Juliancolton!
I agree with Goblin, and I might also add that if you must have an argument, please don't do so on my user talk page. Kansan (talk) 14:10, 6 April 2011 (UTC)


Please revdel this --SEPTActaMTA8235 (talk) 15:55, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Done. Thanks! Kansan (talk) 16:12, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Re: Infant Attachment

I had hoped to help edit the regular WP article on Attachment theory. (I read the primary text--Bowlby's Attachment--about 20 years ago and have used it repeatedly. But I found there are major disagreements at the present time between scientists and practitioners in the field, and major battles going on. (For example one mustn't use the term "mother"--it must be "primary attachment figure." (Go figure). There seemed to be no way to establish a relatively simple definition of attachment in infancy comprehensible for laypeople. So I wrote the article I just posted. (I first reviewed it with the senior faculty member here at this community college who did her PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. U of Az. She okayed the statements on mammalian behavior although is unfamiliar with attachment theory specifically--attachment being more within the field of comparative psychology and ethology rather than biology). Frankly I don't know what else to do. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Margaret9mary (talk) 01:53, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

I have no issue with the content itself (I only put the tag up because the vocabulary is a little too complex for our target audience, but that's easily fixable). If you have changes you want to make to the English Wikipedia (the "regular" one), you can always discuss them on that article's talk page ahead of time. You could also find people with similar interests that whom you could contact for help at their WikiProject Psychology. Kansan (talk) 02:06, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

Adding inappropiate words to spoil an article is vandalism. The "user" that wrote that topic in an article watched by you had vandalized the article, of course I was NOT commenting on the action(undoing) done by you, Kansan. Sorry. :-) Mrlink92 (talk) 17:18, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

Help me

Hello Kansan can you help me about creating an article on simple wiki by decorating it with pictures that are on English Wikipedia but not on simple wiki. Please see to this.--Soumit ban (talk) 07:54, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

I've replied on your user talk page. Kansan (talk) 19:28, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

List of chess grandmasters

Criteria for the list are at the top of the page: grade +2700 and any others who reached the final stages of a world championship. As a result of grade inflation there are now about 1,500 GMs, whereas in 1948 there were about 50. Most of the 1500 are of no interest whatsoever to anyone except their mothers and best friends! Robson is a long way from being a strong GM, but he may improve rapidly. I add biographies for any who reach the top twenty (the FIDE rating list is updated every two months). Macdonald-ross (talk) 21:21, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

I cannot believe I didn't see that part! Thanks for pointing this out. Kansan (talk) 00:01, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

About creating an article

Hello sir, I'm planning to create an article on Swami Vivekananda. I searched for the article but couldn't find it on this wiki. Should I create such an article? I want your suggestions.--Soumit ban (talk) 11:57, 10 April 2011 (UTC)


Please don't let my know discourage you on DYK... I know that you are a very hard working contributer and encourage you to continue. Jon@talk:~$ 20:49, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Oh, no worries, I didn't take it personally. If a hook isn't good enough, it shouldn't go on the front page. Kansan (talk) 22:10, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Your signature

It's mostly cool, but slightly illegible on Internet Explorer Purplebackpack89≈≈≈≈ 03:08, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Works for me, even on IE6. sonia 09:33, 14 April 2011 (UTC)
Works for me on IE7. --SEPTActaMTA8235 13:20, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

If it doesn't work, then get a better browser like Safari, or Firefox! Loudclaw/Hey, let's collaborate!/Desk/WP:Warriors/My changes 03:56, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

I'm just going to keep the non-fancy signature. Kansan (talk) 04:07, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
I like the fancy sig, oh well. --SEPTActaMTA8235 11:51, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
I oppose this decision. :( chrisianrocker90 08:01, 19 April 2011 (UTC)
I just feel that, as an administrator, I need to keep a signature legible to any new users who need help. (Same reason I keep a really simple user page.) Kansan (talk) 13:30, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

Bobby Fischer

Hey there Kansan,

I'm just dropping you a short note to let you know that I just closed Bobby Fischer's PGA as promoted, meaning that it is our 57th and newest good article - congratulations! Please keep up the great work, because as I am sure you know we are in need of more GA and VGA nominations at the moment following a rather long hiatus.

Congratulations once again.

Goblin 11:03, 20 April 2011 (UTC) I ♥ Barras!

Yes, congratulations Mr Lead Author! Macdonald-ross (talk) 16:33, 20 April 2011 (UTC)


Have you considered a run, I believe you posses the maturity. Jon@talk:~$ 05:03, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Thank you very much for your comment; I really am flattered. To be honest, I haven't really thought about it because I feel the community doesn't have a pressing need right now for another bureaucrat, as our existing set seem to be handling things well enough. Kansan (talk) 16:57, 23 April 2011 (UTC)
You are correct, we don't ever really need functionaries... but redundancy never hurt anything. May I draft a request for you? Best, Jon@talk:~$ 18:22, 23 April 2011 (UTC)
If you would like :) Kansan (talk) 19:43, 23 April 2011 (UTC)
Good luck, you have my support !vote, that's for sure   --SEPTActaMTA8235 20:03, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Please indicate acceptance Wikipedia:Requests for bureaucratship/Kansan, and transclude. Best, Jon@talk:~$ 20:13, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

You are now a bureaucrat!

Congrats Kansan, you were just promoted to bureaucrat! --—SEPTActaMTA8235— (t c l) 18:30, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

History of the United States

The article was almost there a few months ago, and hasn't gotten any worse since then. I'm thinking about nominating it again in a couple of weeks. What do you think of that? Purplebackpack89≈≈≈≈ 02:10, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Realistically, I don't know. I thought it was in much better shape than some of the other reviewers did last time, and I have a difficult time putting myself in the heads of others, if that makes sense. Kansan (talk) 19:07, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

Congratulations! And...

Hello, Kansan. You have new messages at This lousy T-shirt's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

—This lousy T-shirt (talk) 16:56, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

User talk:

Thanks, for the warm welcome. As you can see I have created an account, I planned on it actually, but first I needed to finish designing some homework, and found that the article had a lot of words I know my (fairly advanced) students wouldn't know. Any rate, I certainly plan on trying to help, and this wiki seems much more friendly than the main English one. --Quintucket (talk) 15:00, 26 April 2011 (UTC)


Hello! Thanks for the welcome message!

As an active member of the SWMT, I normally fight against vandalism on small wikis, and I am often on IRC in the related channel.

Well, I think it would be quit usefull to have rollback feature here, because this tool should make countervandalism easier and faster. As you can see, I have a lot of anti-vandalism experience as administrator on Portuguese Wikipedia (verify - contribs) and rollbacker on enwiki (verify - contribs), eswiki (verify - contribs) and eswikt (verify - contribs).

Best, Ruy Pugliesi 19:24, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

I've gone ahead and   Done. Thanks for offering to help, and take a look through WP:ROLLBACK just to get a taste of our local policy. Thanks again! --Gordonrox24 | Talk 19:46, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, guys! Ruy Pugliesi 02:02, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia thing...

Just wanted to say that, which is in fact the ip that this topic was created from, (I'm one of the students that WONT vandalize a wiki) is blocked on the English Wikipedia. I actually have the template for the school block reason used copied down. The thing that I copied down was: {{schoolblock|1 year}} --[[User:Beetstra|Dirk Beetstra]]. Just figured I'd let you know so that you could block it if needed. (talk) 18:51, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

List of Locations in Kansas

Hi, well, i made this list yesterday, i'm traducing it from eswiki, but i was thinking, should i divide them in cities and CDPs like it is in enwiki, or should i make it as "locations" as it is in eswiki? I noticed there are some lists created here, but by the looks of them they could do the same as a category... (They don't provide information, other than alphabetical order).--Jcaraballo (talk) 16:19, 22 June 2011 (UTC)


Hi Kansan, why did you resign as Bureaucrat and Admin? Orashmatash 14:03, Tuesday, August 16, 2022 (UTC) I ♥ The Rambling Man! 18:39, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

I've had some things come up in real life that have kept me from editing much. I don't think that those rights should be sitting around unused so decided to give them back. Kansan (talk) 22:36, 4 October 2011 (UTC)
Oh okay. You did a great job as Admin and Bureaucrat. Good luck! Orashmatash 19:03, 9 October 2011 (UTC) I like... Rollback!

Welcome back!

Glad to hear your news. Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:40, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Thank you. It's good to be back. Kansan (talk) 19:27, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Simple words list

I think that your simple words list is a great idea but I'd just like to inform you that there is a public one here that needs expanding, so would you like to make it there instead? Kind regards, DJDunsie (talk) 17:47, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Hmm... good point. Maybe we could see if the community would be okay with merging the two lists. Kansan (talk) 22:38, 30 November 2011 (UTC)


  The Geography Barnstar
Thanks for taking part in the Capital City Weekend which greatly improved the quality of articles. Peterdownunder (talk) 09:51, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Opinions about the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season

For what reason would we delete that unless more is added? And when you said it should be deleted unless more is added, what did you mean? And what kind of information should be added? The University of Northern Iowa class at (talk) 04:49, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Basically, general policy (per WP:CRYSTAL is that articles about future events should only be kept if it can be shown why they are important beyond just existing in the future (for example, there would be no point in putting up an article on "2020 American presidential election", even though we know it will happen. You mentioned that some scientists think it could be a very rough season; explaining why scientists think this would show why this season might be important. Kansan (talk) 05:02, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
By the way, thank you for contributing. We always welcome help, especially from higher academic institutions. Kansan (talk) 05:03, 3 December 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 16:04, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Deleting portal templates

Thanks for deleting Template:Portal. There were four other templates included in that RFD, plus I expected all the subtemplates to be deleted as well. Do I need to make separate requests for those? Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:40, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

I got them all, thanks. Kansan (talk) 04:03, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for getting the 4 others. Sorry to be a pest, but there are still 19 subtemplates from Template:Portal -- see list here. If it would help, I'd be glad to qd each of them to make it easier for you to navigate to them -- just let me know! --Auntof6 (talk) 04:34, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Deleting or redirecting

Rather than deleting the article regarding 2016 Presidential Election, we students from UNI think that we should have the page redirected to a related page on Simple English Wikipedia until a certain time. Deleting isn't always the answer. If it violates WP:CRYSTAL, please let us know. The Univ of Northern Iowa school class at (talk) 05:07, 12 December 2011 (UTC)


I'm curious how the deletion of an article would mean that articles linking to it because they need to define unsimple terms or concepts would no long need to be linked? Since decomposition and decay are still unsimple, shouldn't they still need to be linked even if they are red links at the current time. (talk) 08:02, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Thank you

circumcison in Islam

I created it new...another fault?

Magnolia (talk) 20:56, 23 July 2012 (UTC)


Thanks Harsh (talk) 19:04, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Thank you


Hi Kansan, thank you for voting in my request for adminship, which closed as successful with 7 supports and 0 opposes. I promise to do my very best in this new role! Best wishes, @intforce 11:47, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Yutaka Azuma

Your opinion at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2012/Yutaka Azuma caused me to think again. I hope you are willing to invest a little bit more time in this small issue. I hope it will help me do better in the future. --Horeki (talk) 20:17, 24 September 2012 (UTC) --Horeki (talk) 20:08, 24 September 2012 (UTC)


Hello! Please deleted my user page not talk page. Eurohunter (talk) 13:35, 10 January 2013 (UTC)


Hi, Kansan. Thanks for reverting the vandalism on Passover. Maybe it's time for a two-week semi-protect to cool things off? StevenJ81 (talk) 16:44, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Forced user renames coming soon for SUL

Hi, sorry for writing in English. I'm writing to ask you, as a bureaucrat of this wiki, to translate and review the notification that will be sent to all users, also on this wiki, who will be forced to change their user name on May 27 and will probably need your help with renames. You may also want to help with the pages m:Rename practices and m:Global rename policy. Thank you, Nemo 17:08, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

RfD nomination of Blue Eyed Devils (Delaware band)


An editor has requested deletion of Blue Eyed Devils (Delaware band), an article 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 his/her nomination (see also "What Wikipedia is not").

Please comment on the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2013/Blue Eyed Devils (Delaware band) 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. Osiris (talk) 08:51, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, for the auto-generated message, Kansan. You probably don't care about this since the content isn't yours. Feel free to remove this. Osiris (talk) 08:54, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

Admin activity

This is just notice to let you know your account was below the inactivity requirement of 100 edits and/or actions on October 1st. Should you still be below 100 on January 1st your admin tools will be removed per WP:Inactive administrators. If you know you will not be active in the next couple of months feel free to let us know and we can just remove them now otherwise it will be done automatically at the beginning of the new year. -DJSasso (talk) 13:28, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Date headings on user talk pages

Hi, Kansan. I see you've been very busy dealing with vandals! When you create a user talk page to leave a warning, could I ask you to include a heading (such as "October 2013")? It would be much appreciated. Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 05:27, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

An important message about renaming users

Dear Kansan,

I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.

As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.

Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.

The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.

Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.

In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.

Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.

Thank you for your time. -- Keegan (WMF) talk 18:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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RfD nomination of User:Thesixthstaff/WikiProject Simplification


An editor has requested deletion of User:Thesixthstaff/WikiProject Simplification, an article 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 his/her nomination (see also "What Wikipedia is not").

Please comment on the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2017/User:Thesixthstaff/WikiProject Simplification 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. ««« SOME GADGET GEEK »»» (talk) 02:37, 28 April 2017 (UTC)