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Please help change

I am looking for some help, as my article is very difficult to get published on wikipedia. CAn you help me please. Thank you

Peter Please can you help me. I feel like my page is being hijacked by a user called egghead09 I hated the photo that was on my page as it was blurry and just not a very good photo so I asked some of my fans to put up pics that they took in an attempt to replace it... every time someone puts a pic up, this guy egghead takes it down cites vandalism and now he has blocked the page from being edited. Is it really a crime to want to change a photo on my professional page? It's really upsetting and I don't see why this guy has the right to do this. He is being really horrible Please help!! Rumer Page is Rumer musician Gypsygal70 (talk) 16:31, 24 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm not Peter, but I can tell you that you're on the wrong website. There is no such user called Egghead09. There is such a user on the English Wikipedia, but they have no edits there. J991 16:38, 24 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I can't understand being hijacked my by a user called egghead09 I, without any reason, I prove it that it's the notable person for Wikipedia. Longrech (talk) 15:06, 13 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

About My Previous Block change

Recently you blocked me for "Harassment" and I was wondering what "Harassment" I undertook so I may not do it again? 10:17, 11 October 2017 (UTC)— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) (talk page stalker)

Page removal change

Hi Peterdownunder

I received a message from yourself explaining that my page may be removed soon as it does not meet the rules. Could you please advise on which rules the pages falls short. My year 4 class (8-9 year olds) are working on wikis this term and we are hoping to get them collectively working on a page.

Thanks — This unsigned comment was added by Worth23 (talk • changes) at 12:22, 7 November 2017 (UTC).Reply[reply]

Hi Worth23, there are quite a few rules which articles on the Simple English Wikipedia must meet. You should read these guidelines carefully, so that the effort that you and the sudents make is not wasted. The page you had started was looking like an essay or original research, this is not allowed - see Wikipedia:No original research. Sometimes it is difficult for a new page to meet the standards while it is still being developed. To avoid the problem of a project being deleted before it is finished, Wikipedia will allow you to create a sandbox. This is an area where you can create, try things out etc, without the concern that it will be deleted. It is also a private area, that is other editors will not make changes to pages in a sandbox. I have created a sandbox for you, and have copied the material you had already created into it. When you think the page is ready, it can be moved into the main Wikipedia space. Your new sandbox is here: User:Worth23/sandbox. I have also created a link to this page on your user page, User:Worth23. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them below, I can give you comments about the page's suitability, and help you move it if necessary. There is also a number of pages, see Wikipedia: Schools, to assist teachers using the Simple English Wikipedia with their classes, which you might find useful.--Peterdownunder (talk) 22:49, 7 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deletion of The Article DJ LYTMAS change

I just edited a Wikipedia article ==DJ LYTMAS== and you deleted before I could finish editing.The article is on kiswahili Wikipedia and I was translating it into the simple Wikipedia space.Pliz help me out to finish editing.The article is on Swahili Wikipedia and I was translating it.Immediately I was done editing and ready to save I found a notif that it had been deleted (Boy Addi (talk) 04:49, 27 November 2017 (UTC))Reply[reply]

Oversight change

I emailed simple wiki oversight a few days ago. It is a time sensitive topic, please respond or check that it was recieved. Thanks, Adotchar| reply here 23:02, 30 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Could you please email me direct - --Peterdownunder (talk) 04:13, 1 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nevermind, another oversighter dealt with it. Adotchar| reply here 10:08, 1 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hoax change

Hi, Just to make you aware this is a hoax and without sounding disrespectful a simple Google search would've confirmed this, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 21:20, 4 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

how was your Holiday Season change

Hey Peter! How was your Christmas and New Year's? Angela Maureen (talk) 11:34, 12 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Angela, it has been good, although the weather has been really hot. had all the family around for lunch, and got a new book for a present on two Australian explorers, so will need to find some quiet time away from the computer screen to read it. How about you?--Peterdownunder (talk) 11:38, 12 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
My Christmas and New Year's were garden-variety. In Iowa, the weather gets cold! Angela Maureen (talk) 11:46, 12 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Some revisions of your page hidden change

Hello Peterdownunder, I revision deleted 2 edits by an IP editor that changed your user page, and blocked the respective editor. Just wanted to let you know. You can of course still see the revisions, and undo the deletion if you like. All the best. --Eptalon (talk) 15:57, 21 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for that, I must have upset someone.--Peterdownunder (talk) 11:57, 22 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Renewing a request to be School Project Ambassador change

Dear peterdownunder, I will be continuing my EASELL project with my students to expand stub articles in Simple English Wikipedia. My most advanced students will be focusing on American and British authors, other levels will either focus on history, science, or geography. Are you in a position to be our ambassador again this year? I'll now have 3 years' experience under my belt to avoid mistakes made in the past that made more work for you. Thanks for considering it, Swim123blue (talk) 20:57, 5 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, but life has got in the way of Wikipedia over the last month. Hopefully everything will return to normal after next week. I would be honored to offer you whatever assistance you may require, as I look forward to your student's contributions. It is great to be able to spend time helping people who are trying to do the right thing, than just reverting mindless vandalism.--Peterdownunder (talk) 09:19, 10 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you very much. Again! One of my classes has started to edit their userpages already. I've found that WP is more sensitive now to repeated unsuccessful attempts to login. Some of my students who don't notice tiny errors in their typing are getting blocked after a few attempts. Is there any way to register the IP address with someone/somewhere to desensitize the safeguard which thinks it is a malicious login attempt when its really just mistakes? Swim123blue (talk) 16:32, 14 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
WP is very concerned about hacking attempts on accounts, and I don't think there is any way to desensitize the process. The students are just going to have to be really careful. --Peterdownunder (talk) 20:42, 16 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A Page change

Hello sir, I thought this sandbox turned into a page. And found ot that it belonged to set of student pages. So if it is still in use we can keep it and if is no more useful we may delete it.Thanks-BRP ever 03:19, 21 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Peter, I had suggested that User:BRPever ask the instructor about this, but maybe you'd know if it needs to be kept in some form. There's something wrong with the syntax of the page name, and the software doesn't recognize it as belonging to the user it seems to belong to. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:43, 21 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Use of ː sign instead of : sign might be the problem there.-BRP ever 05:11, 21 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I moved it to a valid name, User:16chseld 117/sandbox b. @Swim123blue: let me know if you'd like something else done with it. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:47, 21 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
At this point it is okay to delete the user's sandbox. She has moved on and won't be working on it. I could erase the contents myself or do you as admin have some special button to totally delete a page? Which would be better? Swim123blue (talk) 19:23, 22 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. I have deleted the page and its associated talk page. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:49, 22 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Share your experience and feedback as a Wikimedian in this global survey change

WMF Surveys, 18:41, 29 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reminder: Share your feedback in this Wikimedia survey change

WMF Surveys, 01:39, 13 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your feedback matters: Final reminder to take the global Wikimedia survey change

WMF Surveys, 00:48, 20 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Annual School Project Time, Once Again change

Hi Peterdownunder (talk). My school is once more preparing to do our annual Wikipedia editing/training for students. It took a bit longer this year to get a date. Project page: Wikipedia:Schools/Projects/Notable Female Activists.

While I am writing to see if you would be willing to be our Ambassador of record again, I acknowledge that our time slots are extremely poor for you: May 3, 8-10pm GMT and May 8, 3-5pm GMT. Outside of the need of specific time zones, however, I would be grateful to be re-added to the group: IP Block Exemptions for the first two weeks of May, if possible. I'll reach out to the wonderful Auntof6 (talk) to see if she can also help us and is in a time sone that works better with our class schedule, and will continue looking for a full Ambassador in our time zone. Would be very open to ideas, as our primary issue is having our IP address blocked during the class work time for this project.

Thank you! Castilibrary2 (talk) 20:18, 22 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I will try to make your project run as smoothly as possible.--Peterdownunder (talk) 22:03, 22 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Your range of IP addresses has been blocked globally because of widespread vandalism across a number of projects. This should not affect your existing accounts. Let me know as soon as you can if there is a problem.--Peterdownunder (talk) 22:14, 22 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for everything! And, thank you specifically for letting me know. I am really curious -- is it possible to find out a range of projects that were vandalized? This is concerning to me, and I would like to look into it. Castilibrary2 (talk) 15:29, 27 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
So, I am seeing that all my student accounts are also blocked. I understand the reasoning, and will be looking into the source of the issue if I can. However, what is the best way to get the accounts listed on our project page (Wikipedia:Schools/Projects/Notable Female Activists) added to the block exemption. I will make sure each of those accounts has new passwords, and will change the passwords again as soon as we are done with the project to prevent them from being used for vandalizing pages (in case that is what happened - I am going to strive to get to the bottom of this issue). Thank you. Castilibrary2 (talk) 15:36, 27 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have removed the global block so you should have editing access from all accounts. My understanding of the global block is more to do with the security of the hosting server, not vandalism caused by a couple of students, and there were no issues with the IP addresses on Simple English Wikipedia.--Peterdownunder (talk) 22:22, 28 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks change

Hi, Thanks for the autopatrol, I had no idea it was even a thing but hey ho, Anyway just wanted to say many thanks for that, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 22:09, 8 June 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Basically it means that your new pages will not have to be checked, and from checking them myself, I think that you know the elements that a page needs. It also means you can check new pages, and either mark as patrolled, or fix them, and then mark them as OK. If they are going to need lot of work, you can simply template it as such and leave it to others. --Peterdownunder (talk) 23:31, 8 June 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi, Whoops sorry I meant I didn't realise we had it here, Learn something new everyday :), Anyway thanks again , –Davey2010Talk 00:02, 9 June 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jan Mayensfield change

Hello! Thank you for your help on this article. I recently discovered simple and have been refocusing my efforts here. I would greatly appreciate your input any time you feel like I could do something a little better or may be missing something. I have thick skin and welcome your any criticism so don't be afraid to speak up. Cheers! Operator873CONNECT 00:10, 16 June 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Greetings - writing in Simple English is not simple! You will get better with practice, in fact you may end up like me simplifying stuff everywhere. A good place to start is reading through the Simple English word lists, see: Wikipedia:Basic English alphabetical wordlist. Now it is almost impossible to write an article on a Norwegian military airbase with this vocabulary, using as many simple words where possible, will help, and keep the complex words for when there is no alternative. Have fun. --Peterdownunder (talk) 00:21, 16 June 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My page is no an promotional page change

Hello, Peterdownunder I would like to inform you that, the page i created is not a promotional page. It doesn't contains any promotional texts, yes it is true that makinelectronic is only and first manufacturer of that machine. But if it's againts the wikipedia policy then i'll remove it or edit it. Thank You Amankumar.prf (talk) 13:08, 7 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Any contacts at ABC? change

Hi, Peter. See this discussion: m:Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Tok Pisin Wikipedia. There is not really a policy justification to close this Wikipedia unless its contents are really mostly not Tok Pisin. But I have been requested to have someone take a look. I'm thinking that perhaps the best way to go about it is to contact one of the two reporters who constitute the Tok Pisin service on ABC, because that would both (a) allow us to validate/invalidate the language, and (b) perhaps get some publicity on the service that would help us recruit some new contributors. Do you know anyone there? Thanks. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:45, 24 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Steven, my ABC contacts are purely local. I would imagine that their service in Tok Pisin would be based in New Guinea or New Caledonia. They do have a contact page for questions, it would be worth giving that a try: --Peterdownunder (talk) 21:06, 24 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi back at you. Thanks for your help; I’ll try that. StevenJ81 (talk) 02:30, 25 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Relay Ball sport change

Can Relay Ball be created again with out you deleting thanks and can you leave it on there for good ZanerG25 (talk) 09:17, 7 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Zaner, there are rules about what articles can be created and what can not. While I am sure your game is great fun, until it gets national recognition in a reliable source like a book, newspaper or magazine, it will not meet our notability guidelines, and will therefore be deleted. --Peterdownunder (talk) 11:46, 7 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help with editing bootcamp change

This Saturday, 9/22 from 9am-1pm PDT, I'm going to have a workshop for up to 30 students to learn how to edit Wikipedia. There will be multiple computers from the same IP address trying to edit WP, with usernames, at the same time. Would you be in a position to help clear the way ahead of time so my students can avoid getting blocked? Or should I direct this request to another editor/ambassador who controls those switches? As always, thanks. Swim123blue (talk) 20:13, 17 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Added the request to the Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard.--Peterdownunder (talk) 03:53, 18 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good Article review change

Hi, I helped get the Oxalaia article on en.wikipedia featured a few months ago, and came back here to prep the Simple English version for a Good Article review (here[1]). But I've noticed that GA reviews here are slower than their en.wikipedia counterparts, and replies to them seem to be few and far between. I've already pinged users reviewing the article in regards to my edits, and left comments on the talk pages of two of them (which seem to be quite active[2][3]) but I've recieved no reply. Sorry if it gives the impression of spamming, so this is the last comment I'll be leaving on the subject of the Proposed GA.

I'd really like some feedback my edits, thanks. ▼PσlєοGєєкƧɊƲΔƦΣƉ▼ 17:41, 2 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I will have a look. Getting an article to a GA is hard work, I have done a few and each time I think never again! Don't get discouraged. We need our GA and VGA to be showcases of excellent Simple English. It is worth reading a few, and looking at some of the archives to see what is needed. --Peterdownunder (talk) 22:27, 2 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Was there ever any progress on this? It's been over a month now.▼PσlєοGєєкƧɊƲΔƦΣƉ▼ 16:28, 7 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry, life gets in the way sometimes. Made a couple of changes, and left some comments on the talk page. --Peterdownunder (talk) 12:22, 12 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hurricane Florence change

Did you hear about Hurricane Florence? Many say the storm caused next to $38 billion in damage on the East Coast of the United States. They also say there were 50 deaths from the storm.

Angela Maureen (talk) 00:47, 3 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The return of (content to) Ben Hall change

Greetings, Peter! Noticing you'd done some copyediting on Harun al-Rashid, I visited your User page and that led me to Ben Hall, as you'd seen to wikilinking his name in a photo image caption. His name was familiar from June Tabor's recording of one of the ballads about the bush ranger. (I've never visited Australia but am keen on the nature, folk art, etc.) Only a look at the lead sentence and a glance through edit history and I discovered and restored a huge chunk of text that some IP vandal had deleted back in mid-June. Anyway, I'm glad to be back at work on the Simple English project after a year-plus detour helping out on some South African and Nigerian WPs. I'd originally been put off by all the vandalism (even with advice from the regulars on duly following through with warnings and all that), but I've matured and now focus on more constructive activity. So, good going with all your contributions, and see you around! -- Cheers, Deborahjay (talk) 21:52, 31 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ben Hall is a legend here, and I spent quite a bit of time visiting all the places where he operated. And I love June Tabor - have all her recordings! Thanks for picking up the vandalism, it slipped passed me somehow. I have not been as active here in the last years, life has got a bit busy, but I do try and edit every day. I enjoy the challenge of writing in Simple English. I have also been experimenting with the translation tool - not that it translates, but it makes it much easier to convert a page from enwiki. Best wishes, --Peterdownunder (talk) 21:59, 31 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kira Wales change

Kira Wales is Jimbo's daughter, check! Then re-create the article. (talk) 12:47, 8 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Simply being the child of a famous person does not make the child notable.--Peterdownunder (talk) 12:50, 8 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Upcoming School Project change

I have six students who'll be editing (2 of them are creating) pages of female authors. We have sandboxes right now and will be publishing to main pages between May 20 and June 10. As always, any assistance you can provide to green light multiple users from the same IP address range to do their editing tasks will be appreciated! Swim123blue (talk) 16:08, 13 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Will do my best, looking forward to their contributions.--Peterdownunder (talk) 09:43, 14 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

unsupressed revision change

hey, in your supression you didn't supress this revision. just thought i should let you know incase this was a mistake or leave if it's intentional for some reason. Computer Fizz (talk) 22:27, 31 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Certainly disruptive, but doesn't meet guidelines for suppression. Also, in future, please use email for suppression requests rather than talk pages. If this did need suppression then I would have to go to a lot more work to suppress the information included in the request as well. :) --Peterdownunder (talk) 22:31, 31 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah yes okay. Hopefully I remember to email next time :) Computer Fizz (talk) 22:38, 31 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
also, you may not notice: you are deleting pages with the reason of an rfd that doesn't exist. Computer Fizz (talk) 03:09, 8 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You are right, they were all included in one RFD and I didn't type out individual reasons. --Peterdownunder (talk) 03:11, 8 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bureaucrat change

Hello, Peter. I just want to say, you are a good admin, and I think you would make a great Bureaucrat. So I am saying, you should apply. And here is a barnstar for you:

  The Admin's Barnstar
This is for doing what an admin needs to do...all of the time. Wyatt2049 | (Talk) or (Stalk) 14:00, 10 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the barnstar, it's been a while since I got one. As for bureaucrats, I think I have enough to do without taking on any more roles :).--Peterdownunder (talk) 21:40, 10 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Redactions change

Hi. I saw you deleted some user names - you might want to take a look at User talk: and User talk: Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 21:14, 28 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for pointing out those two. --Peterdownunder (talk) 21:17, 28 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

IG Field change

Hi, I see you denied the QD. The page still has sentences that are word for word copy. The main change is removing the references. The user just keeps creating marginal stubs that they then template and copy-pastes that take up editorial time. There is no attribution. I thought attribution was required when simplifying from EnWP, right? If not, can you let me know how it works? Thanks for all the work you do as an admin. --Gotanda (talk) 10:42, 29 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I did some work on this one when it first appeared, by some I mean about two minutes. Stub creation is not a bad thing, although as you quite rightly point out it is a problem when an editor does it often and leaves it for some one else to sort. I did not follow up any of the references, which I should have and added at least one. Attribution is required, and I should have added the template, but must have been distracted. When I look at these sorts of articles, it is often just as quick to make some minor fixes as it is to delete, I would always prefer to keep than delete if possible, but it can depend on what sort of mood I am in, and how late it is too! And also thanks for the work you do, and trying to keep me from getting too lazy.--Peterdownunder (talk) 10:51, 29 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I would never call you lazy! Have a look at that editor's talk page. They've just been making a string of QD fodder that uses up your time and makes people distracted and rushed. I totally agree that half-decent stubs build the project, but a pattern of making really bad ones for others to clean up doesn't help us too much. Thanks, again! --Gotanda (talk) 22:58, 29 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template question change

Hello! Thanks for the intro message, and it looks like I'm already taking you up on that offer for help - I have a question with regards to formatting/templates. I've been going through and categorizing a lot of redirect pages using the various "R from" templates. I noticed that the ones on Simple English weren't using the same base templates as those on the English Wikipedia (w:Template:R from plural vs. Template:R from plural for example). Would it be okay if I rewrote the redirect templates here to use the box format that English uses? They include a lot of extra technical information that might be less appropriate here and could be removed, but the visuals seem more clear. Thanks for your time! Brantmeierz (talk) 03:32, 26 December 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Templates are not in my area of skill, so I may not be the best person to ask. Many of our templates were imported years ago. Newer templates sometimes do not work as there are various other modules which may not have been imported either. Djsasso is probably the best person to talk to about it. On the other hand, you can be bold and try it to see if it works. It is is better that will be great. --Peterdownunder (talk) 04:56, 26 December 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for the info! I'm still finding out who's who here, so it helps to know who to go to. Brantmeierz (talk) 21:37, 27 December 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We were all new once!--Peterdownunder (talk) 21:39, 27 December 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mb1209 change

Dear Peterdownunder. Please help as fast as possible with the user Mb1209. It is a spambot. Thanks a lot in advance. --2A01:CB00:B51:3E00:4DF2:FB31:1B3:3ED0 (talk) 10:25, 30 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My User Page change

@Peterdownunder:First off, my IP changes very frequently, all the same range. Second of all, why did you delete my user page? This range will become one of the greatest on Simple Wikipedia! 2600:387:5:805:0:0:0:34 (talk) 15:54, 8 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Only registered users can have a user page.Peterdownunder (talk) 21:14, 8 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Peterdownunder sir,With due respect I want to state that If registered users can have a user page then why my page was deleted And let me let you know sir, I am new here, may be there can be a privacy policy or concern of yourself, but if I committed something wrong, I should have been warned to do so. Because new comers don't know the full concerns. Stay blessed sir Aga Syed Danish Rizvi (talk) 07:54, 9 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I am not aware of a registered account in your name having their user page deleted. Sometimes this does happen, usually if the user is trying promote themselves, or their business, or using it like a social media profile. User pages on Wikipedia are there to assist in the writing of articles. Sometimes if people reveal too much private information, we may delete that as well to protect their identity. We are aware that new members sometimes make mistakes, and sometimes do not understand all our rules. But it is like learning to drive a motor car - there are some things you need to know before going out on the road. I hope this information makes sense to you, and your experience with Wikipedia is a happy and fruitful one. Peterdownunder (talk) 12:25, 9 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requesting ambassadorship change

Once again, I'll be guiding my students to edit or add pages to Simple Wikipedia. We are starting later this year because of the school shutdowns. We will be editing pages from mid- to late-May. Are you in a position to be ambassador for this year's project at EASELL? I hope all is well down under during this time of world pause. Swim123blue (talk) 16:12, 20 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Once again, it would be a pleasure to be able to assist you with the editing project. Peterdownunder (talk) 22:01, 20 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you very much. I'll be in touch with any needs that arise. Happy Earth Day! Swim123blue (talk) 19:55, 22 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Email change

Hello! Please check your email when you have time. Thank you, Vermont (talk) 01:00, 9 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Icing change

Hello! I QDed Icing because it should not be redirecting to Icing (food). See also, Icing (ice hockey) and Cryotherapy. It shouldn't be redirecting to Icing (food). I would have supressed the redirect in the move, but only admins can do that. Could you please reconsider the deletion? Naleksuh (talk) 04:17, 11 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You should make it a disambiguation page, which has links to all the possibilities. Do you want to do that? Peterdownunder (talk) 04:38, 11 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Email change

Hello, Peterdownunder. You have a new email! Please check it at your convenience.
You can take off this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{YGM}} template.

Trijnstel (talk) 22:01, 28 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Barnstar change

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Seeing that not a lot of barnstars are given out these days I feel that you are one of the Simple Wikipedians that deserve this rare honor. Thank you for your tireless work here at improving articles to simply keeping this wikipedia in check and running well! --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 14:54, 6 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
:) Peterdownunder (talk) 10:52, 7 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Glad to see that some things never change! --Yottie =talk= 13:32, 7 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ahh Yottie!, I have got older and slower.Peterdownunder (talk) 08:29, 12 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mail change

Hello, Peterdownunder. You have a new email! Please check it at your convenience.
You can take off this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{YGM}} template.

Naleksuh (talk) 22:00, 12 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Auston Matthews change


Would you be willing to undo the deletion of Auston Matthews (the non-copyvio version)? Since I cannot see the deleted version on Simple, I'm not sure what it says but he passes our notability criteria. All the best, HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 01:32, 15 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, I have had a look at the deleted earlier version, but there is no usable content. There is some comments by a fan who loves him. There is one sentence saying he is a hockey player, and an unreferenced birth date. If you want to create a new, and better article, then please feel free to do so. Peterdownunder (talk) 12:58, 15 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Y thanks for checking. HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 00:23, 16 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Great job. That is already one million per cent better!Peterdownunder (talk) 12:33, 16 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Creating New School Project change

Hello. I have a class of 8 students and we wish to start a school project on Simple English Wikipedia developing articles which focuses on the places, people, etc. from the area of Japan surrounding our university. I have read the Wikipedia:Schools/Teachers' Guide page and it advises announcing our project to an administrator first. We hope to officially publish the announcement on the Wikipedia:Schools/Projects page soon. If you have any advice or pointers, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and take care. Kurikatsu (talk) 03:41, 6 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Kurikatsu, and I hope your students enjoy working on the Simple English Wikipedia. A few pointers, make sure you create their accounts beforehand, as there is a limit of six new accounts for a group per day. With only eight students, do it over two days. Make sure your students know how find, and leave messages on their talk pages. This will make it easy for you, and other editors, help them. Develop the new articles either on their talk page, or create (or have them create) a sandbox page. This is a user sub page where they can experiment and practice without other editors changing what they have done. When the article is finished, it can be copied to the main article space. Once an article is the main space, then everyone around the world can (and will) start making changes, or even delete the article. This will not happen on the subpage. See Wikipedia:User page for more details. I can help with this if needed. Also get your students to find references for their articles, every article should include at least one. Please feel free to ask any questions, or for help anytime. We want the experience to be positive, and for the students to be encouraged to add more articles. Best wishes from Australia, Peterdownunder (talk) 11:21, 8 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Peterdownunder, Thank you for your support in our project! We are really just getting started up now on Wikipedia so I hope to bring any questions I have to you. Stay safe. Kurikatsu (talk) 03:53, 13 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Peterdownunder, long time no see. I hope you have been well. For this project, we have been developing a lot in class off SEW, but are starting to make the transition of articles. One student has already uploaded an article and it has been drastically reduced. This is fine in principle, as we have told the students this is part of what wikipedia is. However, this user who edited this article seems to have a particular theory of Simple English Wikipedia that makes it seem like SEW shoulds only be stubs (I think). Anyway, I do not want to get into edit wars or anything immediately. What is the best way to handle this? (Article in question Article: Habutae ).
Also, I apologize for this probably simple question, but it seems we should "tag project pages" with classproject| your project name . Does this mean tag the actual article pages students are working on or tag their user pages? Maybe this can resolve the above issue... Thanks in advance, Kurikatsu (talk) 02:10, 25 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi again! I have solved this issue actually by adding the classproject tag mentioned above to all articles. Thank you, Kurikatsu (talk) 01:09, 27 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Big Reference Weekend 2 change

Hello Peter, I hope you're well. It seems that whenever I am able to find time to come back, I come to this page! I see that since we revived the Big Weekend project in 2016, there haven't been any more events. I was thinking of setting up a Big Reference Weekend 2 some time in the near future, based on the success of the previous one. Just thought I'd give you a heads up, before I go ahead and create. You've always been a great help with these sorts of things over the years! --Yottie =talk= 12:30, 8 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just an update - I have created the event over on the Big Weekend talk page. --Yottie =talk= 17:19, 8 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looking forward to being involved.Peterdownunder (talk) 23:25, 8 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Big Reference Weekend 2020 change

  The Citation Barnstar
Thank you for taking part in the Big Reference Weekend 2020. As a team, we helped make 177 pages better! Every change helps, big or small. Well done! Yottie =talk= 09:58, 22 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lawrence, Kansas VGA review change

Not to be impatient or anything, but it has been three months since you last reviewed anything about Lawrence, Kansas. I have fixed just about all of the problems you had mentioned, and I left comments for the ones that I couldn't fix about why I couldn't fix them. Was there anything else you wanted to review about it, or are you ready to pass judgment about promotion? The article needs just one more named editor for it to be promoted (if including the previously archived discussion). Thank you. ~Junedude433talk 17:12, 30 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We sent you an e-mail change

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Block unregister user change

Hey Peterdownunder! This unregistered user User talk: has been frequently making unconstructive edits on many pages mainly Deaths in 2020 and has already warned multiple times since October. It appears he has resurfaced and I've already warned the user for a final time but continues to enact these vandal-like edits. Would it be possible to block the user? Thanks and sorry for the trouble. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 17:22, 4 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It would never be any trouble, but I see it has been done already.Peterdownunder (talk) 10:54, 5 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy Holidays! change

  Merry Christmas Peterdownunder

Hi Peterdownunder, I wish you and your family a very
Merry Christmas (if you celebrate it)/holiday season
and a very happy and healthy New Year,
Thank you for all your contributions to the Simple English Wikipedia :),
   --IWI (talk) 22:13, 23 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merry Christmas 2020 change

Merry Christmas, Peterǃ Angela Kate Maureen 23:23, 24 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Are u a semi active administrator? change

DJRC (talk) 06:48, 13 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page stalker) @TTP1233: per WP:ADMIN, he is active. See Special:Diff/7270932 too. —Belwine (talk) 08:27, 13 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ah thanks for confirming.. DJRC (talk) 09:40, 13 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Have a Barnstar! change

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For helping revert vandalism or damage created by other users. Happy editing! --FilterTracker (talk) 21:02, 23 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Forester change

That was the first forester, now have number three bought new in 2019. Peterdownunder (talk) 03:18, 31 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

FYI change

Hi Peter, the troll Special:Contributions/ is now using Special:Contributions/ Best, Achim55 (talk) 20:31, 9 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

April 2021 change

  Welcome, and thanks very much for your recent changes to the Wikipedia article "User talk:Android 2113853211". However, please take a moment to review your changes for spelling, grammatical, capitalization, and punctuation errors before you save. This will help lessen the editing others must do on the article, and will help keep Wikipedia looking neat and professional.

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(talk page stalker) @Android 2113853211:That is really pedantic in my opinion. You can understand what Peter is saying and it's on a talk page, not in an article. The notice is specifically for articles. --Ferien (talk) 10:21, 30 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks change

Hello there. Thanks for blocking the IP. They were vandalising talk pages anyway, and persisted when I removed the vandalism. I believe they are an LTA so thanks for blocking them :) RPBG 💬 🖊 07:43, 3 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Gratitude change

Thank you a lot for your last edits in the page Meitei dragons. They are really helpful. I would have simply thanked you technically but I thought it's not enough. So, here I am. Haoreima (talk) 06:20, 23 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks, it needed a little bit of formatting and simplifying, so that was easy, Peterdownunder (talk) 07:06, 23 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Invitation for Functionary consultation 2021 change


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Thank you for your time.--BAnand (WMF) 15:06, 2 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Only warning plus one change

Greetings, Peter! I draw your attention to User talk: where there have been three warnings in as many days, including yours worded "your only warning" for continued vandalizing. Then a clearly nuisance page was added from the same IP user, and well-meaning User:PotsdamLamb followed with a regular QD warning. (That page has subsequently been deleted.) How does a block recommendation proceed from here, as I believe it's warranted? Thanks! -- Deborahjay (talk) 12:49, 11 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page stalker) @Deborahjay: The QD notices are not warnings, just notices. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:10, 11 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Our normal practice is to give a number of warning notices to users who are vandalizing pages. These often, as in this case, do give notice that future action such as blocking will occur if they continue to cause problems. When continued vandalism occurs, editors are encouraged to report such cases to the administrator team - usually on Wikipedia:Vandalism in progress which most admins monitor frequently. In this case, another admin also saw the latest edit, looked at the editor's previous contributions, and then blocked the IP user involved. Peterdownunder (talk) 21:13, 11 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OP's response: Peter and @Auntof6: thank you for clarifying the process. I check in to the SE WP once or twice a week and mainly evaluate content on topics from my knowledge base (e.g. religion, Africa, Israel). It seems helpful to leave a QD notice on an IP account's Talk page as a tracking mechanism, in case the perp becomes a troll if not actually a vandal on existing articles. Keep up the good work! -- Deborahjay (talk) 10:49, 12 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Problem user change

Sorry to bother you, but could you serve justice with User:Lupetlucas? Cheers from Cairns, Hockeycatcat (talk) 11:37, 4 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Legend, thanks mate! Hockeycatcat (talk) 11:40, 4 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Given them an extended holiday, see what happens when they return. Was in Cairns a couple of times in 2019, including an extended stay in the Whyanbeel Valley near Port Douglas. A lot warmer than regional Victoria where it was still only 3 degrees at lunchtime. Peterdownunder (talk) 11:43, 4 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I can imagine! Hope you're keeping warm. Hockeycatcat (talk) 06:35, 5 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Invitation change

Hello Peterdownunder, I Space chinedu would like to invite you to join WikiProject History because I believe that you can make an impact in this Wikiproject. If you believe that you want to join or not please let me know Space chinedu (talk) 10:11, 18 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Devlaism change

So you deleted this page, as i see...well then...only one user was against the page but he have won now, wow.

--Nalanidil (talk) 14:57, 16 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The page was deleted as there was not enough information provided to prove that the article was notable. Further searches by other editors were also unable to provide reliable sources to establish notability. It is not a matter of winning or losing, it is all about finding and locating reliable sources. Peterdownunder (talk) 22:37, 16 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rfd closure error change

Hi there, I think there was an error when closing this RfD. It appears to show the outcome as both being kept and deleted, when it was deleted? Fixing26 (talk) 18:05, 17 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page stalker) @Fixing26: I think I fixed it. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:13, 17 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, Peterdownunder (talk) 23:11, 17 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sentongo Haruna change

Hello, admin You have just deleted the page Sentongo Haruna i created because it was recreation of a similar deleted page, but i observed the reasons for deletion of the first similar page and realized all the mistakes it had, i went a head to MathXplore and made recreation inquirieswhether i should recreate the page in an acceptable tone in total compliance to the Wikipedia foundations policies and terms. But the admin has not yet replied up now, i believed it was okay to create the page with only reliable sources without any known violations of the Wikipedia terms, I was busy on the talk page making my explanations, only to realize that the page has already been deleted. If i made any violation(s) i request that it gets brought to my knowledge please. I request that the page be restored/undeleted and well Observed, perhaps given a chance to be discussed rather than fast deletion, i feel this is a too harsh action admin, Thanks in Advance.Ddragoner (talk) 23:37, 23 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Ddragoner: - Thankyou for your message. I have created a sandbox for you to continue to work on the article. User:Ddragoner/Sandbox. You can continue to edit the page here, without it being deleted. When you think it is suitable you can ask me, or any other editors, to look at it and make comments. An administrator would be able to move the page into the mainspace for you if it is suitable. You should carefully read the notability guidelines. Peterdownunder (talk) 23:57, 23 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you Ddragoner (talk) 00:00, 24 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Billionaires.Africa change

Hello, admin i am kindly requesting that you please move the page Billionaires.Africa which i just recently created to my sandbox, i have found out that it it a recently created website (Start Up) with limited notability and of now it does not serve well the Wikipedia's intended purpose. I however want to keep working on it from time to time as it keeps growing. It is recently being discussed but i would not want it to waste time in the discussion. Thank you very much in advance. Ddragoner (talk) 17:07, 24 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page stalker) Because it is up for deletion that can't happen right now. I would suggest saving a copy on your personal computer if you don't want to lose you work. Moving it to your sandbox to avoid deletion is not possible. -Djsasso (talk) 17:20, 24 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Brij Kishore Sharma change

For request undeletation So please read this full When the deletion tag added in the wikipedia page I research about him and get more sources about him now I have added all sources now you can review that page now the page has good references and I removed wrong references which are not reliable and I want to say something that when you click first reference you have to create an account to see it but don't fear about it because it is the official website of Government of India and after creating an account you have to reclick it and you will get his imformation which is reliable and notable because it is the official website of India and to make this process I have added achived link Thankyou 2405:201:3000:4110:A1AD:41DB:7329:2F1E (talk) 06:53, 15 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Roomball change

Monica Sandreczki the host of NCPR has the link to Roomball or Relayball as I call the sport now RelayballG12 (talk) 01:52, 18 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

North Country Public Radio has the interview now RelayballG12 (talk) 01:54, 18 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If you search for Relayball you can find it or Zane Gardner RelayballG12 (talk) 02:01, 18 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy holidays change

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Achraf Baznani change

Hi Peter, should Achraf Baznani be unprotected? I don't think there will be a content dispute now if it was unprotected, seeing as it was 6 years ago now... Thanks, --Ferien (talk) 17:09, 2 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Let's open it up. Peterdownunder (talk) 22:13, 2 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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