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Question ?Edit

I would like to patrol, but I do not understand. There is no tool : rollback, testn° message, return to a version, marked as patrolled ... Just cancel ?
Best regards. --Eihel (talk) 01:49, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

You can patrol edits by watching in Special:RecentChanges and you can revert changes by clicking "undo" in the diff for the edit. Vermont (talk) 01:38, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
I did not receive a notification, but I received the tools since my tenth change. Bizarre ?! Best regards. --Eihel (talk) 01:48, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
Oh, that's the autoconfirmed user permission, automatically assigned to you. Vermont (talk) 01:49, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
Aaaah Ok. Thanks --Eihel (talk) 01:51, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
Hello (again),
I do not see any place to mark a change as read. Does that exist ? When a user has this posibility? Notify me, please.
Thank you in advance. --Eihel (talk) 01:16, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
Patrollers can mark edits and pages as patrolled, but the feature is not put to much use. Vermont (talk) 01:20, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
Where should I click ? Should we announce ourselves as patroller ? Regards. --Eihel (talk) 01:41, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
It's a user permission. Vermont (talk) 01:42, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
@Vermont: Sorry to bother you all the time. I saw on Special:ListGrants patrol rights. Do I have to ask for this right? Could you tell me how to proceed, please? I would also be interested in the right rollback . Your answer did not get me too far: what user permission? Could I have a little more explanation (How and where to mark others' edits as patrolled), please? I'm already patrolling on frwiki, WD and enwiki with rollback, without having any problem. Why this feature is not very useful ? It is in frwiki to prevent patrollers from patrolling in the same place. Regards. --Eihel (talk) 02:07, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

You can request permissions at WP:PERM, although you are not yet experienced enough to be granted rollback or patrol rights (you have 20 edits). Marking edits as patrolled really isn't necessary when patrolling recent changes. You can enable Twinkle without any user permissions (well, autoconfirmed). The reason marking pages as patrolled manually (I find it easier to review NewPages when all non-autopatrolled users are highlighted, which is automatic) isn't very useful is because page creation is low, and most pages created are by experienced editors, or are quickly deleted. Anyways, I'm about to sleep and if you leave any messages I'll get to it in the morning. Regarding you apologizing about bothering me, it's no bother; I'm always happy to answer questions. Vermont (talk) 02:16, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Txs. Yes, yes of course, it is for the future, because the "head" of the Help pages is different from other wikis. So you are closer to England or Europe than to the United States (if you speak French youpiii). Good night or sleep well anyway.

Tech News: 2018-41Edit

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22:41, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

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23:12, 22 October 2018 (UTC)


Would you mind protecting my userpage? Thanks. Operator873talkconnect 23:58, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Done. Vermont (talk) 23:58, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

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20:09, 29 October 2018 (UTC)


I don't know DaneGeld, I don't know if you know DaneGeld, I don't know if DaneGeld respects you, I don't know why DaneGeld is acting this way, I don't know if he's always been like this. I guess I don't know many things.

But here's a crazy thought: block DaneGeld for a few hours (at least until he'll have to go to sleep in his time zone). Not as punishment - absolutely not. Merely to prevent his blood pressure from skyrocketing over this. If he can't do anything anymore, hopefully that'll force him to go do something that doesn't make his blood boil. He'll possibly be angry at first, but it may be better in the long term for him.

Again, just a crazy thought. If he respects you you might be able to pull it off. Otherwise.. Nothing we can do I guess. Alexis Jazz (talk) 02:25, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

I'm not going to block him for this. I'm about to go to sleep myself, and I will only block if someone reverts again (edit warring) without an established consensus. I'll note that he used to be a very active editor, except lately he's been more active in other projects related to Wikimedia. I respect him, and I hope it's mutual, but I will not use that as an implement to block him for voicing his thoughts. Vermont (talk) 02:30, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
I'm not sure I made myself clear. I don't suggest blocking him for his behavior or to protect this wiki. I suggest possibly blocking him for his own sake, because getting this worked up over a crop can't be healthy. But I leave it to you, I don't actually know DaneGeld so I trust your judgment. Alexis Jazz (talk) 02:35, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
Ah, thank you for clarifying. Regardless, that's not something we block for. Vermont (talk) 02:36, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-45Edit

17:29, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Lint error repairs..Edit

Where's the best place to ask about this wiki's equivalent to COSMETIC (thinking about minor italicisation repairs). ? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 12:13, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

If you have questions you can direct them to WP:ST. We have very few noticeboards and discussion boards; ST is usually best for content/article-based issues like this. Vermont (talk) 12:15, 6 November 2018 (UTC)


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Tech News: 2018-46Edit

19:22, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Treaty of VersaillesEdit

I have transferred the relevant discussion to Talk:Treaty of Versailles and replied there . Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 17:10, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-47Edit

23:29, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Jimmy WalesEdit

Jimmy Wales has died. (talk) 11:48, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Evidence? Vermont (talk) 11:48, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

re. Rollback requestEdit

It doesn't matter if my request was declined, I already have a rollback feature as part of twinkle that is only for vandalism. Thanks. Daniel "Danny" Lorraine (talk) 22:59, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-48Edit

22:22, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

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16:13, 3 December 2018 (UTC)


user:Jeebak Vohra banned, there is too user:Deepak Vohra. (talk) 12:30, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes. As that account is 2 years old and did not vandalize, it is likely that the creator of the Jeebak account (and of the other vandal-accounts in the last few hours) are unrelated to Deepak. Thank you, Vermont (talk) 12:34, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
No more to do. Goodbye. (talk) 12:35, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-50Edit

17:34, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

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20:35, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Possible SockEdit

User:Indian Peninsula User:IBP149 are ducked blocked to User:Adam Asrul. The first and last are globally locked while the middle is pending at SRG. Duck blocked at zhwiki. If you could compare their contributions, I think is a good duck case here too. User:IBP149 is still creating poor articles here. Thanks.--Cohaf (talk) 11:47, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes. Let's hope the stewards lock them soon. Thanks, Vermont (talk) 12:17, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
Hopefully but perhaps is the festive season all the meta boards are really backlogged terribly. Anyway, Merry Christmas to you and a Blessed New Year.--Cohaf (talk) 17:44, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank you; have a great New Year and holidays. Vermont (talk) 17:45, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

Back AgainEdit

As an IP, duck blocked at zhwp. The behaviour here is quite similar, 2404:160:810c:433e:c5e3:6f8a:c956:39de. I am wondering will a range block helps ? Will a local CU here be helpful? Just puzzling.--Cohaf (talk) 05:27, 22 December 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for informing me. It doesn't look like anything short of a /32 will work, which is too large a range for me to support blocking. Vermont (talk) 11:08, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
Seems that we have to manage it case by case then./32 is indeed too large.--Cohaf (talk) 14:16, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
  • once more as User:Thigil5, duck blocked at Chinese Wikipedia, now awaiting global lock at SRG. Their article I RFD as QD may not be that good. Regards, --Cohaf (talk) 11:04, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
Blocked. Thanks, Vermont (talk) 11:06, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks!--Cohaf (talk) 11:18, 29 December 2018 (UTC)


Jin Jing was created by a sock IP of theirs which is now blocked on Chinese Wikipedia. We also established a LTA page there already w:zh:WP:ADAM. Advice on how to proceed on this page. I can fix it if needed. Thanks.--Cohaf (talk) 13:42, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New YearEdit

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Hi Vermont, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas
and a very Happy and Prosperous New Year,
Thanks for all your help and thanks for all your contributions to the 'pedia,

   –Davey2010 Merry Christmas / Happy New Year 18:42, 23 December 2018 (UTC)
@Davey2010: Thank you! Merry Christmas to you as well. Vermont (talk) 21:53, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

DYK MarkupEdit

Hi Vermont. For an idea of an automated daily switch for DYK I've created a mockup at User:Mifter/sandbox. In short, it uses the #time ParserFunction (mw:Help:Extension:ParserFunctions##time) and thus counts from 1 to 7 and then resets. The code currently used is {{Did you know/Queue/{{#time:N|}}}} and the sandbox is setup with {{Did you know/Queue/{{#time:N|+1 day}}}}, {{Did you know/Queue/{{#time:N|+2 day}}}}, etc. to show all the Queues (as well as the currently not existing Queue 7). Let me know if you have any questions. Best, Mifter (talk) 04:44, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

I've created a seventh queue and tweaked the formatting so they would all display correctly on the Main Page. I'm looking through some of the DYK nominations that were already made to try and make a neutral/balanced set of sets, if we aren't going to be changing them frequently news events/obscure trivial likely is not something to lock in for rotation. Best, Mifter (talk) 04:55, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Simple Barnstar
I think you're doing a great job here! StevenJ81 (talk) 14:10, 27 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! Vermont (talk) 14:43, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

Re: January 2019Edit

Okay, you might think that YouTube was banned in most schools because it distracts them from lessons, but when I was a spanish teacher, YouTube was banned in my school for a different reason. They banned it because of profanity, profanity from both english and spanish. Septor A person who grew up in the 70s and 80s.

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