Hey PM :)


Hello MDOA! That stands for My Dear Old Adopter. :P I love the work you do here. I don't know what simple wikipedia would do without you! I just wanted to apologize for being so inactive lately... Sorry! 3: I'll try my best to edit more often now. :) Let me know if there's any article you want me to work on for you. ingly, Bella tête-à-tête 06:57, 26 April 2012 (UTC)Reply

:) Nice to see you editing here again. I've been inactive myself until last month so you don't need to apologize for being inactive. :P Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 14:41, 30 April 2012 (UTC)Reply

Fall through the cracks


Re: User talk:Orashmatash#Fall through the cracks
Thank you. --Horeki (talk) 21:59, 1 May 2012 (UTC)Reply



Just letting you know I deleted User:Pmlinediter/Sig and User:Pmlinediter/Guestbook as I assumed you didn't want them. Feel free to yell at me if you did ;) Osiris (talk) 16:59, 3 May 2012 (UTC)Reply

Yeah, thanks for that. :) Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 18:59, 5 May 2012 (UTC)Reply

New responsibilities


are coming your way... -DJSasso (talk) 18:00, 7 May 2012 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for closing the RfB; the crat tools will be useful when I decide to desysop everyone and take over the wiki. ;) But seriosuly, thanks to everyone who commented; I'll try not to break the wiki. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 18:03, 7 May 2012 (UTC)Reply
Congratulations! Sorry I didn't notice the request. I know you'll do well as a crat. :) πr2 18:17, 7 May 2012 (UTC)Reply
:) And thanks for the shirt! Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 18:31, 7 May 2012 (UTC)Reply
Congrats! Good luck. :D -Orashmatash (talk) 20:19, 7 May 2012 (UTC)Reply
Dunno how I missed it, but grats and good luck with the new buttons! Kennedy (talk) 20:45, 7 May 2012 (UTC)Reply
Congrats, PM! Don't forget to desysop DJ and block him ;) (and DJ before you get your panties in a bunch, it was a joke.) Anyway, congrats, PM! :D CRRaysHead90 | Get Some! 06:33, 8 May 2012 (UTC)Reply
Wouldn't actually do anything since I am a crat I could give myself back my admin rights. ;) -DJSasso (talk) 13:33, 8 May 2012 (UTC)Reply

For some reason I forgot to reply to this, so thanks everyone! :) Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 17:42, 13 May 2012 (UTC)Reply

Pfft... ungrateful sod. ;) Kennedy (talk) 12:06, 14 May 2012 (UTC)Reply



Hi Pmlineditor! I requested a bot flag for my bot "ForceBot" a few days ago. Trial is now complete with 49 edits. Can you please take a look at this? Thanks! – weltforce | Talk 20:54, 16 May 2012 (UTC)Reply

I see it has already been handled. Sorry for not being able to respond in time. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 15:38, 29 May 2012 (UTC)Reply

RE Selena


In reply to your message here, can you please explain further? Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 20:26, 18 June 2012 (UTC)Reply

IEP 2.0 proposal


I regret that it was necessary to join you and others in disagreement with the IEP 2.0 proposal.

In my opinion, a better start-up plan was used in an SEWP pilot program in Japan. I mentioned it here, but two sentences may have been overlooked in the wall of words:

"... a very different kind of strategy has marked the development of a pilot SEWP program at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) here and here. Strategic planning and context-building here and here were quite distinct from the IEP 2.0 proposal."

I would have thought we want to find ways to build on what works well. --Horeki (talk) 15:40, 3 July 2012 (UTC)Reply

Dr. Dre new revision


Hello, I have recently updated the Dr. Dre article from a stub to a full article [1], but GoblinBot keeps reverting it back to one sentence. Can anything be done to stop this? I have very much dummed the article down and made it easy to read and informative at the same time so I see no reason why this change should be undone? Thanks K. Djjazzyb (talk) 06:36, 1 September 2012 (UTC)Reply

I have reverted the edit of the bot, so now is your text in the article. -- Tegel (talk) 09:27, 1 September 2012 (UTC)Reply

What is going on here?


[1] What happened to Simple where this is seen as okay? No notifying, no attempting to discuss, and jumping right into labeling people and seeking bans. It is really poisonous and it seems really bad that such thing now appears the norm. This is really, really disturbing to me. Then to have legitimate concerns dismissed over some strange claim about us being a "meritocracy" as if some how people are wrong for not having whatever arbitrary whatever someone else does is even more concerning. Ottava Rima (talk) 04:35, 16 November 2012 (UTC)Reply

Category:Azerbaijani political parties



Why was the "Category:Azerbaijani political parties" deleted? The category was not originally empty, it had two articles corresponding to that category. Is there a specific number of corresponding articles necessary for a category, in order for it to stay? If yes, there are many other existing categories which have only one or two corresponding articles. For instance Category:Swedish political parties has two articles and Category:Ukrainian political parties has only one article. If there is a written rule in Simple English Wikipedia which states that a minimum number of articles are necessary, for a category to stay, this needs to be indicated with an internal link. If there is not, then it sounds like a double standard.

Question About Spaghetti Squash


I was wondering does this article Spaghetti Squash fall under any of the WP:QD guidelines. I am pretty sure it does, and if it does what guideline or rational would it fall under? --Clarkcj12 (talk) 18:22, 28 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

(talk page stalker) Why do you think so? There is such a thing as spaghetti squash. It's a squash with flesh that comes apart in strings that look like spaghetti. I've added a picture. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:02, 28 February 2013 (UTC)Reply



I see you're deleting these categories. Can we also delete the octogenarian and septuagenarian cats, or should I RFD them separately? --Auntof6 (talk) 10:43, 10 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

Since Category:People by age is being nominated, I think it's a good idea to delete the octogenarian and septuagenarian cats if that is deleted. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 14:18, 10 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

Questions about removing highly trusted user from "Vandalism in progress"


Hello Pmlideditor,

I've seen that you have removed my report of vandalisation because Vituzzu is a "highly trusted user".

My question is: have you seen the link I've added to the report? It is an official US Gov document, demonstrating that the use of past tense for the Free Territory of Trieste is incorrect (illegal). Dorje77 (talk) 13:35, 11 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

I will reply to this question if you reply to mine: have you seen that this is the Simple English Wikipedia and not the English Wikipedia? Vandalism/disruptive editing etc. by a user at the English Wikipedia is of no concern to us anyway. I should note that Vituzzu is a highly trusted user while your edits crosswiki makes it seem that you are a single purpose account, which I certainly hope you are not. Either way, since we don't have an article about the Free Territory of Trieste, this matter doesn't concern this wiki at all. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 17:44, 11 March 2013 (UTC)Reply
Sorry... My account is not a "single purpose account", but I'm very newbie - I didn't see thet this is the Simple English Wikipedia. :( My fault, I'll have a look at the right page. :)Dorje77 (talk) 06:20, 12 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

Template:Cite book


I see that you updated this template earlier this month. Would you mind also updating the doc page? In particular, I see that the trans_title parameter isn't shown here, although it does work. Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 09:29, 23 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

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 17:09, 3 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

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 17:09, 3 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

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 17:09, 3 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

Nelson Mandela GA


Hey Pmlineditor. I've been working hard into making Nelson Mandela into a good article. I added a lot of new information and added references. Can you please read the article and then write your suggestions into the articles talk page. Thanks. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 04:28, 13 August 2013 (UTC)Reply



It's good to see you around! Long time no speak. :-) Goblin 18:06, 8 September 2013 (UTC) I ♥ Pmlineditor!Reply

Hey, good to see you around too. :) RL has been taking up too much of my time recently I'm afraid. :/ Pmlineditor (talk) 18:08, 8 September 2013 (UTC)Reply
Same here - I've got a gap at the moment which I'm trying to make the most of, but I am soooooooo busy. :( Goblin 18:21, 8 September 2013 (UTC) I ♥ Yottie!Reply

An important message about renaming users


Dear Pmlineditor,

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)Reply

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John Mitchell?


you could have sent me a notice on my talk page... --Iekk2992 (talk) 15:29, 22 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Apologies. Please note that you should put a {{under construction}} template if you are working on an article. If you wish, I can restore the article to your userspace. --Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 16:49, 22 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

See my note on Admin page. Are you able to fix the problem? Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:58, 6 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Hello Sir


I didnt know about attribution. I will do that please restore the pages. But this was only a list with no complex sentences. --Satdeep gill (talk) 14:57, 22 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Well, i think you should have given a warning before deleting them. I am new to Simple Wiki and you should have given me an opportunity. This is so demotivating. --Satdeep gill (talk) 15:09, 22 October 2014 (UTC)Reply
@Satdeep gill:, Hi. Welcome to Simple English Wikipedia, and thanks for your contributions. Apologies if you felt it was demotivating; that was not my intention at all. I've restored the pages to your userspace. Please note that we have different policies from the English Wikipedia so such lists may not be very useful without introductory leads to our readers. Regards, Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 15:14, 22 October 2014 (UTC)Reply
Hello Pm, have a look at this User:Satdeep gill/List of bridges in Spain and tell me what else should I do. I have added the attribution as well. Moreover the page in English was also created by me. --Satdeep gill (talk) 16:40, 22 October 2014 (UTC)Reply
Hi, if I'm not incorrect, your list on enwiki was copied from the eswiki page, so that's where the attribution should go to. The page itself is okay, but since almost everything there is a redlink and therefore, slightly complex for our readers, you might need to cut it a bit, but that's a matter for later. If you are done, I can move it to the mainspace. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 16:46, 22 October 2014 (UTC)Reply
Yeah it is from Spanish Wiki. I will attribute that and create the page myself thanks. --Satdeep gill (talk) 16:58, 22 October 2014 (UTC)Reply
Well, i guess you should move it. You know this better. --Satdeep gill (talk) 17:04, 22 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Done, thanks for your work. :) Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 17:06, 22 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Thanks a lot Pm. I really appreciate that. --Satdeep gill (talk) 17:12, 22 October 2014 (UTC)Reply
Hey Pm, i attributed User:Satdeep gill/List of lighthouses in Spain as well. Maybe you should move that to its namespace now. --Satdeep gill (talk) 17:19, 22 October 2014 (UTC)Reply
...and   Done. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 17:21, 22 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Fat american


Hi! Sorry to bother you, as I am sure that you are busy with your admin responsibilities, but would you please delete the page, Fat american? Thanks! <3 Amanda Call Me 14:22, 10 November 2014 (UTC)Reply

Done. Thanks for notifying me! Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 14:25, 10 November 2014 (UTC)Reply
Thank you! It's a mystery as to how people get kicks out of adding vulgar and nonsense to pages. I suppose it goves them a sense of power from the ability to edit the internet.Amanda Call Me 14:26, 10 November 2014 (UTC)Reply



Have done as you suggest. Is there a policy here like COMMONNAME for me to read ? Saw that this was not yet policy [2]. Not tata (talk) 15:42, 15 November 2014 (UTC)Reply

Since there is no policy on names and other basic things at this WMF project, and Simple editors do not understand WMF Terms of Use, I'll be editing to ensure compliance of articles of the Terms of Use. Thanks Not tata (talk) 05:09, 19 November 2014 (UTC)Reply

It's rather surprising no one, except you, in this wiki apparently understands WMF Terms of Use. But please, go ahead with your edits! Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 16:32, 19 November 2014 (UTC)Reply

Mujeeb Rahman Hussaini


Hi, PM. I noticed that you deleted this page earlier today (before I deleted it just now!) using WP:QD#G4. The text there say that this option can be used only when a page has been previously deleted at RfD, not when it has only been QD'd. I don't see where the page was deleted at RfD: am I missing something? --Auntof6 (talk) 07:13, 20 November 2014 (UTC)Reply

Hi, that page was practically a copy of Mujeeb Rahman, which was deleted per this RfD. Pmlineditor (alt) (talk) 08:35, 20 November 2014 (UTC)Reply
Ah, thanks! It's so hard to keep track of all the RfDs! --Auntof6 (talk) 08:51, 20 November 2014 (UTC)Reply

en:Do not buy Russian goods!


Hello! Could you translate an article about boycott of Russian goods in Ukraine for the Simple English Wikipedia? Thanks for the help.--Trydence (talk) 21:49, 23 November 2014 (UTC)Reply

Closing RfDs


Hi, PM. Thanks for closing that RfD -- we're down to zero again! When you close an RfD as kept, please remember to remove the RfD notice from the page and put the {{oldrfdfull}} template on its talk page. Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 18:44, 11 February 2015 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for reminding - I completely forgot about removing the RfD notice and adding the template for some reason. Anyway, I've done that now. Regards, Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 18:48, 11 February 2015 (UTC)Reply

More POV...


See recent edits replacing removed sections on India/Pakistan wiki warfare by user: Probably best if you make the decisions. Regards, Mac. Macdonald-ross (talk) 16:10, 14 February 2015 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for notifying. As usual, all / most edits are pro-Pakistan POV and I've reverted the edits and blocked the IP. Regards, Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 16:13, 14 February 2015 (UTC)Reply

Four new pages on "East Pakistan" deserve a look-at. User ‎ makes POV statements without sources. Macdonald-ross (talk) 16:40, 21 February 2015 (UTC)Reply


Thank you for blocking that IP. That IP vandalized my talkpage and my archive talk page. -- (talk) 21:43, 3 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

side banners on your userpage


I'm new to Wikipedia, and i saw a lot of cool stuff, and also have a lot of banners on the side of your page. Would you like to share some idea and experiment of Wikipedia to me?16chseld 604 (talk) 21:07, 23 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

Get sources


Hello, I'm a new user to the simple English Wikipedia, I see your userpage and really contract by your perfessional change. I'm wondering how to add the correct sources to the references, and more reading. Thank you.16chseld 121 (talk) 16:19, 23 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

You've got mail!

Hello, Pmlineditor. You have a new email! Please check it at your convenience.
Message added 04:18, 11 May 2016 (UTC). You can take off this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{YGM}} template.

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Admin/Crat rights


As per Wikipedia:Inactive administrators your admin/crat rights have been removed per inactivity. Thank you for your service. -DJSasso (talk) 16:58, 3 January 2017 (UTC)Reply



hi, Pmlineditor,I saw your article in wikipedia. And I learned something on it, it's useful.16chseld 110 (talk) 16:27, 30 March 2017 (UTC)Reply



Hi user:Pmlineditor, I saw your article, I really like it. And I want to learn more about how you do it.17chseld 101 (talk) 16:31, 30 March 2017 (UTC)Reply



Hi, PM, Back in 2012 I thought I would help things along by removing the article “the” from before “Earth” in a number of pages in Wikipedia. I was rebuffed. But in once again looking into the etymology of “Earth”, I thought I remembered that the main Wikipedia page on our planet was titled “The Earth”. The title was unable to be edited, as I recall it. Now, though, looking at the history of the page, there’s nothing that suggests that I’m remembering that correctly. However, in looking at the creation of the “The Earth” redirect page, which it seems you created in 2011, I’m wondering if indeed, this allowed for the “Earth” page, with the revision history not including the title change. Or, it might be that I’m remembering that all wrong. Thanks.

Tropical Depression Ten (2005) demotion


Hello PM, wanted to inform you that Tropical Depression Ten (2005), the article you nominated (or at least I think you did) for VGA is being nominated for demotion due to article quality/nomination for it to be merged. TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 08:05, 9 May 2024 (UTC)Reply