Talk pageEdit

Hello! Can we semi-protect my talkpage for 1 month, thanks! --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:09, 4 September 2020 (UTC)

@Thegooduser: Done Operator873talkconnect 01:45, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
Thank You --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:46, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
Also, I've asked on Simple Talk, but something's not right/ is going wrong with Wikipedia on my browser, can we hop on IRC to discuss this? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:58, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
@Thegooduser: Of course. Operator873talkconnect 01:59, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
Sure, give me 2 mins --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 02:05, 4 September 2020 (UTC)

In Ale GasnEdit

Am I allowed to add the information of the article without the copyrighted lyrics? ~ (talk) 21:33, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

The lyrics would be fine, generally here. But you copied a significant portion of the article as well. You should review this page and this page before copying anything else. Operator873talkconnect 21:35, 15 September 2020 (UTC)


How did you make such cool colors there? I'm Planning to change this banner here, but haven't yet, but I've seen your cool colors, and wanted to know how to do something like that for the banner there. --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:12, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

The linear gradient is background: linear-gradient(to right, #000000, #5454ff, #000000); and there's more you can do with it. :) Operator873talkconnect 00:15, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) It's certainly a very cool looking barnstar indeed :) --IWI (talk) 00:20, 20 September 2020 (UTC)


  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
For being so very welcoming to all editors, new and old. :) --IWI (talk) 11:17, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

We sent you an e-mailEdit

Hello Operator873,

Really sorry for the inconvenience. This is a gentle note to request that you check your email. We sent you a message titled "The Community Insights survey is coming!". If you have questions, email

You can see my explanation here.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:53, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

excuse me?Edit

Regarding the Grand Prince of Tuscany, I think you'll find the edit removing the links to pages about the same boy/child was in actual fact more of an act of "vandalism" than me reverting the edit to ere-include them. Look before you accuse please. (talk) 18:22, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

@ Your edit added cross wiki links which isn't allowed here. Also please ensure you do not copy articles from other languages and use a machine translator. It quite often doesn't work. Operator873talkconnect 18:26, 26 September 2020 (UTC)


Hi Operator. Just letting you know that I have reverted this change of yours. It was not vandalism, but a false positive, as Santa Clarita Diet was cancelled in 2019. Thanks, --IWI (talk) 22:32, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

@ImprovedWikiImprovment: Thank you very much my friend. You answer the age old question: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Operator873talkconnect 22:38, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
Haha thanks a lot. :) --IWI (talk) 22:46, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
I thought "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" was spanish --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:02, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
:) It is the mother of the Spanish and many, many other languages, Latin. Operator873talkconnect 00:05, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
Yup, which is why it looks like if Spanish and French had a baby. :) --IWI (talk) 00:10, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
LOL. Just like Chinese is the mother of Korean and Japanese. Number three is produced "san" in all three languages (Chinese not sure, but for Cantonese it is) . --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:13, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
Kinda, although Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian (among others) actually directly come from Latin. They are all pretty similar to each other overall. Yeah China has influenced everything around it, lol. :) --IWI (talk) 00:16, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

See Romance languages :) Operator873talkconnect 00:17, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

Since, I know Cantonese, When I learn Japanese Kanji, it actually messes me up, and makes it harder, because I keep mixing it up with Cantonese words. --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:19, 27 September 2020 (UTC)


Hello, can you add me to the AWB check page, I perform some actions which would require access to AWB. Thanks --Synoman Barris (talk) 12:15, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

@Synoman Barris: You'll need to go here and request access. Your request should also include exactly what you intend to do with AWB and how long you need access to it. Operator873talkconnect 12:22, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
Done --Synoman Barris (talk) 12:29, 29 September 2020 (UTC)


As an admin aren’t you supposed to consider.I took a lot of time making that category and I planned to add more pages to it. Five minutes and you delete it. I don’t find this welcoming and I don’t want to waste my time with a community so unwelcoming!--Synoman Barris (talk) 12:49, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

If you do not intend to follow the community's rules here then that may be best for you. Operator873talkconnect 12:51, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
I never intended to be unkind or any of sort, it’s just that having your pages deleted so fast...I hope you understand how that’s so frustrating. Please forgive me for being so rude and I hope we can be friends again. I came here to write articles and that’s what I’ll exactly do. Otherwise I have also made a request at the check page talk. Cheers --Synoman Barris (talk) 12:56, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

Rhabdomyolysis, Tracer_OreoEdit

I wanted to make a page n simple english wikipedia, full version, with all the information a man would need to know. I reverted your edits because I didn't like them. Please stay out of my work


Can We mark, RFD, and RFP pages, as patrolled? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:12, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

@Thegooduser: do you mean like Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/SomePage? Operator873talkconnect 01:00, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
Yep. Sorry for the 17 minute late reply, I was doing my homework which I procrastinated for 14 days, last minute. --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:18, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
Yep. I always do when I see one that hasn't been marked. :) Operator873talkconnect 01:27, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) @Thegooduser: You can pretty much mark any new page as patrolled. However, it doesn't serve as much purpose to mark administrative pages as patrolled, so it might not be a good use of time and effort. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:20, 2 October 2020 (UTC) and freenodeEdit

Hey. I'm getting "*** Notice -- You need to identify via SASL to use this server" and "Closing Link: (SASL access only) (irc)" and can't use freenode. Is this a bug or did I mess something up on my end? --DannyS712 (talk) 15:45, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

@DannyS712: Apologies for the delay in answering, I'm mobile right now. So the version was recently updated which changed how SASL is configured. Right click on your freenode connection and pick Edit Connection. Then scroll to the very bottom, select SASL PLAIN and enter your freenode account and password. Let me know if that works. Operator873talkconnect 16:22, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, it did (I figured that out after messing around for a bit) thanks DannyS712 (talk) 19:26, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

Another AccountEdit

If I make another account, for use on a school/outside computer, do I need to put a different email in it? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 22:14, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Thegooduser: I was able to use the same email for my alternate account without any issues. --IWI (talk) 22:24, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
ImprovedWikiImprovement Class is boring, so I might as well edit Wikipedia instead :P --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 22:27, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
@Thegooduser: Ha! Btw, I didn't get this ping as I spell "improvement" as "improvment" :P (don't ask why). Yeah I use my alt account in college too :) --IWI (talk) 22:46, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
ImprovedWikiImprovment LOL. I forgot to bring up people at my school vandalise Wikipedia, so I hope I won't get blocked for logging in. If I'm logged in, will the other computers/devices that go on Wikipedia, be "not logged in"? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 22:50, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
@Thegooduser: As long as "anonymous users only" is in the block log, you should be good. Otherwise, you would need IP block exemption if your school is blocked. I know mine was, at least on enwiki. Yes only your device will be logged in, although I would reccomend hitting "log out" before you leave the PC. --IWI (talk) 23:01, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
I go on Google Maps too during class sometimes --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:46, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

Username changeEdit

If I change my username from "Thegooduser" to "天ぷら” can someone else be able to take "thegooduser" after I change it? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:47, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Thegooduser: No, it will be protected via the title-blacklist system. Should someone wants to create the account, it needs to have title blacklist overrride permission which will be sysops and some special groups (like stewards). You can create a doppelgänger account to prevent impersonation at the old username, just after rename ask someone with the permission, I am more than happy to help create one if needed. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:26, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

Good work on reverting that vandalismEdit

It keeps this wiki clean from vandals. Thank you.--Derpdart56 (talk) 15:16, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

Sock Puppet accountEdit

Hey Operator873! The I believe the account of Ngozikalu903 is a sockpuppet account for the blocked user Ngozikalu7435. Ngozikalu7435's edits to Deaths in 2020 is similar to those made by Ngozikalu903, frequently adding Charlie Rose. If possible can the sock puppet account be blocked? --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 05:28, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

Alternate Account for School useEdit

Hi, Operator873. While I know it's not a good idea, and as I mentioned above, I can't help it but to edit at school. Given that people vandalise Wikipedia in my school, If I wanted an IPBE, how does that work, also, can I get the rollback and patroller right on the alternate account? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 02:55, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

@Thegooduser: just because there are badly behaved people at school doesn't mean you can't use your main account there. It is quite obvious when an account is associated with IP vandalism and when it's not. In this case, you'll be fine to use your main account at school. If you're affected by a school ban on this project, I'd be very surprised, but we'll look at IPBE then if it's needed. Operator873talkconnect 03:10, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

Revert of my edit to "Information_entropy"Edit

Hello - you recently reverted my edit to the Information entropy article due to a reason of "do not add cross-wiki links". Do you have a policy reason for this or is this just your opinion? Concerning the former, I have found language that actually states it is advisable to add inter-wiki links between the Simple English WP and other WP sites which is exactly what I did. Also, pre-empting the notion that "cross-wiki" links differ from "inter-wiki" links, in the context of Wikipedia sites, this would be incorrect. When discussing Wikipedia sites, "cross-wiki" and "inter-wiki" links are the exact same thing.

WP is a big place and I surely do not claim to know every bit and piece of it so if you have a policy reference that supports not making the edits I made, then great - chalk it up to TILT. However, if there isn't any real policy against this, then in a few days, I will re-post my edits - Thanks. VeritasSapientia (talk) 23:06, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

@VeritasSapientia: Thank you for your kind question. You may want to see this section of WP:Interwiki. Specifically the sentence that says very clearly that interwiki (or crosswiki) links should be kept to a minimum. Instead of linking to the English Wikipedia, we'd rather an article here be created. Thus keeping interwiki links to an absolute minimum. If there is no conceivable route to creating the appropriate article or if it's not prudent to recreate, for example a global policy covered at meta, then interwiki links are appropriate. However using an interwiki link to "fix" a red link here is not helpful. We would prefer the article be created, or the red link left in place as I said on your talk page. Red links are good things here and we like them. If you disagree or would like a 3rd opinion, I'm sure one of my talk page stalkers can help out, or you can ask the community for input. Operator873talkconnect 23:29, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) @VeritasSapientia: One issue with internal links to other Wikipedias is this: If an article links to enwiki because there is no article here, then if we ever do have an article here we would need to find all those enwiki links to change them to local links. That would be difficult to do even if someone thought to do it. (I doubt that everyone who creates an article here thinks to check for crosswiki links.) I will tell you that I routinely change crosswiki links to local links unless the other Wikipedia is the definitive source for something (for example, article counts on another Wikipedia). --Auntof6 (talk) 00:18, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Apologies but I'm just not seeing any useful reason here except a maintenance concern if a Simple Wiki article is created later on. I obviously do not share that concern because I view part of my editor mission to be facilitating easy access to information for the reader. To me, this is consistent with using inter-wiki links to relevant information when no other access option exists. And if that means I need to keep track of where I made inter- vs. intra-wiki links so I can then go back and check, than that's what I need to do - kinda part of what I signed up for when I jumped in this pool... :=)

Anyway, thanks for your input - filing this under we agree to disagree. VeritasSapientia (talk) 01:49, 21 October 2020 (UTC)