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my block edit

I occasionally edit while browsing the web. I am an experienced Wikipedian (LordSuryaofShropshire) who has not edited for some years. I haven't been able to fathom a good reason for your blocking me, which seems unprovoked.-- 08:30, 29 December 2012 (UTC)Reply

File upload without license edit

Hi. Could you add the license to the files that you have uploaded to meta. Thanks.Crochet.david 15:57, 21 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

Anything that was not uploaded under a specific license is either GFDL, or CC-By, depending on the time of upload, or Fair Use, depending on the content. I give you permission to add whichever templates are necessary to indicate one of those. bastique demandez! 16:25, 22 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

New contact for edit

Hi, Cary. We at the not-yet-existent Wikimedia Spanish Chapter have been talking and we would like to inscribe User:Góngora as regional contact for Spain here (languages: Spanish and Catalan). He is trustworthy and has been answering journalists for some time. Can you add him or point me to someone who can? Thaks! Ignacio Icke 20:22, 28 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

Hi Ignacio. I see no problem with that, but you'll have to forward your request to Jay Walsh, who can be contacted at jwalsh {@} wikimedia dot org. bastique demandez! 16:20, 1 March 2010 (UTC)Reply
I'll do it, Thanks!Ignacio Icke 20:17, 1 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Spelling Error for article rename edit

Please rename the article "Lamprophis lineatus" to "Striped House Snake".

Unfortunately I made a spelling error.

Thank you, bruinfan12

Publishing question edit

If you have a moment sometime, I would like to talk to you/discuss something with you. Ottava Rima 00:39, 3 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Catch me on Skype. I'm sometimes on, but invisible. bastique demandez! 17:47, 3 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Sites miroirs edit

Bonjour Bastique, j'ai vu ces deux sites qui sont des copies de wikipedia dans différentes langues avec le logo de WP

Bonne journée w:fr:User:FrankyLeRoutier FrankyLeRoutier 05:50, 3 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

C'est une bonne idée de mettre ça a Mike Godwin (mgodwin (à) wikimedia (point) org). bastique demandez! 17:49, 3 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Wikiversity edit

I tried to contact you directly, but I have been unable to.

I am leaving this on your page since you were involved in the original Moulton matters and had some activity at Wikiversity as a steward helping us. I left this note for Jimbo, but I doubt he will read it since he only reads Wikipedia and I cannot post there. I deleted the material 12 days before Jimbo arrived there. I deleted it 44 minutes after it was posted. I deleted it after talking to multiple admin and also consulting with many stewards on the matter. I then warned privatemusings and he did not re-post the material.

I feel that Jimbo's statements and allusions to discussions by the board show that they feel I have not done my duty properly. I do not know what more I could have done to handle the situation. However, if they feel that there is a concern, I would rather them strip my adminship for not doing enough in the situation than to stop Wikiversity as a project. I will not contest such a removal if they do so. Ottava Rima (talk) 14:52, 14 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

It appears he left you a very positive response there in the meantime :) bastique demandez! 16:33, 16 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

MediaWiki:Centralnotice (german) edit

Hi Bastique, a few hours ago you modified several CentralNotices. Unfortunately, there's a mistake in the german version. Instead of Wikimania - Stipendien it should be Wikimania-Stipendien. In German, hyphens are used without blank spaces (with exceptions, of course). It's not your fault, as it was in the Version of 2009, too. The german meta-Admins (Church of emacs, DerHexer & Lustiger seth) seem not to be online now, so maybe you can fix this? Bye --Schniggendiller 23:26, 24 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Hi, it's me again. DerHexer fixed it 2 hours ago, so it's okay now. Bye --Schniggendiller 14:24, 25 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

wikimania-bot edit

The bot has been writing the notice into several redirects. I fixed it on all Native American wikis, but you need to go back and check all the rest of'em. Seb az86556 08:37, 25 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Thank you! If you update the page that the bot is taking the information from Distribution list it would be greatly apprecaited! bastique demandez! 16:09, 25 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Wikimania scholarship screw up edit

I just did something dumb. I submitted a scholarship request and then noticed the exact dates of the conference. My sister is getting married on the 9th, in Alaska. As if that weren't enough, I am preforming the ceremony! Obviously this will preclude my attending, if you could scratch my name off the list that would be great. The main reason I wanted to go is because I think Alaska would be a good host 2012 and I want to put a bid together. Any advice you may have in that department would be welcome. Thanks and sorry for the trouble, Beeblebrox 18:52, 27 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for the information. I put a notation on your application.

Wiktionary logo vote edit

The English Wiktionary is now holding a vote about whether to accept the new logo at wikt:Wiktionary:Votes/2010-02/Accepting the results of the Wiktionary logo vote, which I set up shortly after the logo vote was finished. I did not notice at the time what you had said on the logo vote talk page, that "Any project which is not the tiled will automatically be switched to a localized version of the winning logo.". Did this mean that the result will be enforced by the foundation? There seems to be a substantial opposition to changing the logo on the English Wiktionary, because of lack of participation in the original process. Was the acceptance vote supposed to have been started in the first place? Should it be closed now? --Yair rand 01:54, 4 April 2010 (UTC)Reply

I don't believe "unwillingness to participate" constitutes a "lack of participation", as the preponderance of English Wiktionarians were in full awareness that the logo discussion was taking place, and therefore they cannot cite this as a rationale. However, the new logo seems to be just as unpopular as the tile logo, and while the arguments about copyrightability appear unfounded, the new logo is, in reality, no more professional than the previous ones.
On the other hand, as the project never "approved" any logo whatsoever, and the overall vote was in favor of changing the default logo, changing to this logo would seem to be the appropriate outcome for the English Wiktionary and any other projects which have never voted to approve a logo.
A vote to set the original logo as the logo of the English Wiktionary is the only outcome that would dictate otherwise. bastique demandez! 15:25, 5 April 2010 (UTC)Reply
So is the acceptance vote a mistake? Does it not make any difference whether it passes or fails, or is just 50% required for it to pass, or what? Will the logo be placed on all Wiktionaries that don't have consensus against the new logo? --Yair rand 06:06, 7 April 2010 (UTC)Reply
My point is that the English Wiktionary hasn't voted to have the old logo in the first place as its project logo. I see no reason why they shouldn't be subject to a change in the default logo. bastique demandez! 20:56, 7 April 2010 (UTC)Reply
The acceptance vote ended with 26 support to 17 oppose (considered 'no consensus' on en.wikt). I must say that I didn't really understand your previous posts, so perhaps you could clarify what happens now? Is there going to be a switch to the new logo, and a call for participation in localizing the logo, or is the process going to stop with no change at all? Thanks for the help. --Yair rand 05:39, 5 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
I think I explained my position fairly clearly. I can't tell you what happens now, because it's not a process I'm in a position to dictate. The English Wiktionary has never voted to have any logo. The default logo should be changed to the one the overall community voted for. The English Wiktionary should therefore have the default logo. Someone should file a bug to change the default logo. Since it's not something I have time to organize at present, some community member needs to take the initiative. Bastique ☎ call me! 16:33, 5 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
After I uploaded the logo and the bug report was dealt with, the wikt:File:Wiki.png was switched back to the old logo. In your note about the results, you did seem to say that the Wiktionaries using the text logo would have the logos changed automatically. Perhaps you could explain, to the community, when this will happen, if at all?
I don't know what to do at this point. It seems that in creating a vote that wasn't supposed to happen, I may have caused a lot of damage to the process. If you could help with this, it would be much appreciated. Thank you. --Yair rand 05:23, 9 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
Well, it would seem to me that it was changed back out of process? I can't force the community to do anything, only make the same recommendations I'm making here. Bastique ☎ call me! 20:53, 10 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
Well, the English Wiktionary is at no consensus on this issue, so any change to the logo by a member of the community risks an edit war. It seems that the cleanest way (if not the only way) to settle this would be if the logo were to be changed as an official act of the foundation, at the same time as the official approval of the logo, copyrighting stuff, and changing the logo shown in foundation material, etc., perhaps also at the same time as changing the logos used in Wiktionaries currently using the English version of the text logo. The Spanish, Norwegian, and Swedish Wiktionaries (and probably more) have voted to switch to the new logo, but haven't yet switched; I think they're probably awaiting some indication that it is time to switch, but as the English Wiktionary hasn't switched, and the foundation hasn't yet given any indication that they're supposed to... --Yair rand 20:24, 12 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Wikimania 2010 scholarships edit

Hi Bastique,

I applied for a WM 2010 scholarship today, but there was no slot for entering general comments, and I wanted to make one. I will happen to be in central Europe till the day before the conference, and I have a flight ticket back home to Israel, so my travel costs of relevance to the scholarship are only the change of my flight ticket and some flights inside Central Europe, cheaper than the flights to/from Israel I already booked anyway. I wonder how I can add this information to my application... Harel 15:58, 5 April 2010 (UTC)Reply

I'm sure we can deal with this if and when you are awarded the scholarship :) bastique demandez! 16:05, 5 April 2010 (UTC)Reply

Vector edit

Hi! Please see Talk:Vector#Recent changes. Thanks! --MZMcBride 01:55, 7 April 2010 (UTC)Reply

Pointing you to a post on my talk page edit

Can you provide some clarity to this? Thanks! Philippe (WMF) 18:30, 24 April 2010 (UTC)Reply

Sysop access at en.labs.wikimedia edit

Hi, Cary. Would it be possible to make me a sysop? I will use the right to test the features and mop up the messes. I am an Administrator on Test Wikipedia and on the Admin Tools Wiki. I am also an experienced editor on enwiki (with rollback access) and commonswiki (with trusted access). Thanks!   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 00:52, 3 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Done. Bastique ☎ call me! 17:05, 5 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
Me too sir please. Memo18 17:07, 5 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
Thank you very much!   — Jeff G. ツ 02:49, 14 May 2010 (UTC)Reply



Hello Bastique,

I am responding to your message about a new Wikipedia logo in vector format. Urdu has traditionally been written in Nastaleeq Font which looks very different than the font that you have chosen. I checked your example svg image, it is only using a rendered path for which we can use any desired font and just convert to path. Any particular reason for choosing KACST Office?

Urdu Wikipedia community would much prefer to create the vector logo using a Nastaleeq font. Examples are Jameel Noori Nastaleeq font and Alvi Nastaleeq font. If desired, I can create the svg file for Urdu. Please let me know.

Kashif Aqeel - Talk

I understand your issue. I have to say that after the changeover happens, nothing will prevent the Urdu project from inserting a more familiar font into the logo. Bear in mind that the official logo in Urdu will be the same font (maybe not KACST Office) as the other projects which use Arabic-Persian script. In order to maintain a unique identity for the mark, elements of the mark have to be similar. The Nastaleeq font, being calligraphic, is a more artistic text style, which is different from the other wordmarks, which are elegant without being particularly artistic. I'm not sure that it's suitable; however, as I said before, once the logos are implemented and the changeover is made, reasonable changes will be tolerated to an extent.
Having said that, I do not think the shading under the text on the current urdu logo is at all appropriate. Bastique ☎ call me! 20:33, 13 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
  • I agree on the shadow bit. Shadow looks better but makes the logo different than logos on other languages. So I do not see an issue in removing the shadow.
  • Is it a definite requirement to keep all Arabic Script language logos in the same font? If so, can we use Nastaleeq for all of these? I know that historically, all of these languages have used Nastaleeq. The difference is that Nastleeq was the only font used in Urdu whereas it was used along with Naskh in Aarabic and Persian. So the question is, can we use Nastaleeq for all Arabic script languages if all of these logos have to be the same font?

--Kashif Aqeel 15:32, 14 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Please read commons:File talk:Wikipedia in Arabic script languages in KACST Office.svg. There is discussion about a particular font, and your contribution would be welcome. Bastique ☎ call me! 16:13, 14 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Public speakers edit

Personally I find it strange that someone who is banned on Foundation sites could be a "public speaker" for the Foundation. Maybe you or someone directly concerned with the Foundation would care to look at it. --Herby talk thyme 07:58, 18 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Herby, I tend to agree with you that an individual banned on the Wikimedia Foundation sites is not a suitable individual to be listed as a public speaker for the Foundation. As the Wikimedia Foundation doesn't own that page, it's not something I especially feel comfortable removing myself. Is there really that big a debate as to the merits of the inclusion of someone who has demonstrated an complete inability to say anything but ugly, negative information about the Wikimedia Foundation, its community, or its mission? Bastique ☎ call me! 17:27, 18 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Scholarship edit

I have an ambiguity with my scholarship: i want finally know if I was awarded or no? Because my attendance and possibility to make a presentation depends on it (i have no finance to travel myself). --Infovarius 07:29, 19 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

We sent emails out to everyone, whether they were awarded or not. It's very likely that some emails didn't arrive for whatever reason. You may wish to send an email to wikimedia-scholarships using your real name so we can be certain. Bastique ☎ call me! 19:56, 19 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

en.labs.wikimedia sysop access edit

I've noticed that the main page there is still vandalized.

Could I get sysop to fix the issue and also help to keep the place clean?

Sidonuke Crosswiki Info 10:45, 21 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

I've fixed that issue.   — Jeff G. ツ 05:37, 24 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

User groups with sysop tools edit

Hi, Cary. There is a propose in portuguese Wikipedia to create a new user group with access to delete and view deleted pages. If we get a consensus, can we implement that propose? Is there any restriction to create groups that have some sysop tools? Danilo.mac 20:39, 24 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

I think of course you can create this. But you simply need to file a bug with bugzilla. Bastique ☎ call me! 15:49, 25 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

OTRS edit

Have you any question for OTRS/volunteering, if not, plese ask result, thanks :) --minhhuy*= 11:44, 4 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

Chinese character on the new Wikipedian globe edit

Hello, Bastique. The Chinese Wikipedian community is conducting a survey on the Chinese character used for the new logo. Some suggest that the character "維", a traditional Chinese character, differs slightly from its simplified form "维", and this traditional character can not represent simplifed Chinese.

Traditional and simplified Chinese shared many common characters (inherited characters), but unfortunately the first character of the Chinese name of Wikipedia (维基百科 in simplifed Chinese or 維基百科 in traditional Chinese) is different in the two writing systems. Is it possible to replace the current character on the globe ("維") by an inherited Chinese character? It would be much better if both simplified and traditional Chinese are represented with the same character on the puzzle globe.

Furthermore, "典", the character representing classical Chinese on the globe must be a mistake. Classical Chinese is writen from right to left, so the first character is also 維 or 维. --MtBell 14:42, 6 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

The character on the globe itself will not be changing. There was a very long period (see Wikipedia/Logo) of character selection in which much input was asked from all communities. The character choices have been finalized. Bastique ☎ call me! 21:05, 7 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
Thank you any way. The globe is still imperfect even with so many efforts, what a pity. --MtBell 14:19, 8 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

FW: Localized logo for si.wikipedia (Reply) edit

Localized logo for si.wikipedia (Reply) edit

Dear Bastique! Can you please help us to solve this problem? I've brought forward previous discussions to make you easy. Basically this is a issue with localized logo for, Sinhala Wikipedia. Please see below for discussion.

Dear Cbrown1023
Thank you for contacting us (සිංහල Wikipedia = on this issue.
The translations are as follows.
  • Wikipedia = විකිපීඩියා
  • The Free Encyclopedia = නිදහස් විශ්වකෝෂය
Singhalawap 01:51, 25 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
Yes. Singhalawap is Correct.
  Updated our list, thanks! Cbrown1023 talk 21:04, 25 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
I have an Issue about Wikipedia-puzzleglobe-V2_bottom.png image. For Sinhala it shows "ව්". But that is wrong. it should be "වි". No spaces also. this is a continues line. pls pay attention on this as well. Thanks. -- බිඟුවා සාකච්ඡාව 18:36, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
Are you sure that it's wrong? The characters on the globe are listed here and on there it says that we're using the character you say is right... Cbrown1023 talk 19:28, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
FYI : I guess most of Graphics software deosn't support well for Sinhala Uniocde, Sinhala Laguage,this might be rendering problem. But MS Paint is the best tool working for Sinhala Unicode.

In addtion, I would like add more information about this letter, because the letter "ව්" made with two combinations of letter and Glyph ( letter ව + Glyph ි = වි ). Please refer Unicode table for more information. Thank you very much, Best regards --Asiri 12:16, 18 June 2010 (UTC) You can see PNG version and svg version as well from here.Reply

Sorry, but could you point future queries about the actual characters on the logo to User talk:Bastique? He's more knowledgeable about that stuff and I'm going away. Cbrown1023 talk 14:59, 18 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

About w:zh:MediaWiki:Common.js/edit.js edit

Hi, Cary. You said the javascript is not authorized under privacy policy, but even I have checked the policy, I still cannot know which part of the policy is violated. Could you explain more about this? Thanks. --CDIP No.150 repair meter 10:31, 22 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

The script exposed data which is not permitted to be exposed.  — mike@meta:~$  00:48, 23 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

A request for confirmation edit

Hello Cary, Vietnamese Wikipedia community is waiting for User:Mxn and User:DHN to be our very first local CheckUser, but although Mxn has told that he faxed his identity to the Foundation, we haven't heard any confirmation from you. I know you're busy, but could you take a look at this case? Thanks in advance. Tân (talk) 11:46, 5 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

Mxn faxed his identification but it was not legible. I sent him an email to mail it or email it. Bastique ☎ call me! 19:38, 6 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

Logo of Zazaki Wikipedia edit

Dear Bastique!
The logo of the Zazaki-Wikipedia has been written with the Kurdish characters. It must be written as Wikipediya with a normal i and not as Wîkîpedîya, because we have no î character in Zazaki. Cbrown1023 changed it on your worksheet Wikipedia logos, but you have to update the actual image, Wîkîpedîya => Wikipediya. Thanks in advance! --Mirzali 08:47, 6 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

  Done. Bastique ☎ call me! 01:04, 20 July 2010 (UTC)Reply
Dear Bastique!
Thank you for now. But, it is still not satisfactory. Because there is an important detail. We have
two distinct i-sounds in Zazaki, as follows: and İi. So, if you should write wikipediya with big letters, it must be written as WİKİPEDİYA. I find everything must have its accuracy. I thank you very much for your trouble in advance. --Mirzali 11:10, 26 July 2010 (UTC)Reply
If you had meant that, why did you write it in lower case, like you did, above? Smallcaps case for "i" reflects an "I". If you want an "İ", you have to provide me capitals to begin with. Bastique ☎ call me! 18:28, 26 July 2010 (UTC)Reply
I'm sorry for the inconvenience. And thank you very much for your efforts. Greetings! --Mirzali 23:30, 28 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

E-mail edit

Hello, Cary.

I send you an e-mail message. :) Ruy Pugliesi 00:59, 13 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

Staff permissions tweak edit

Per User:RobLa, please add the "movestable", "stablesetting", and "review" permissions to the "Staff" global group, if you approve of the changes.

Thanks! Kylu 20:18, 19 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

AWS Range Block edit

Your AWS has affected me. Can you exempt my IP address. Thanks. 15:23, 22 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

You should email stewards You'll need to have an unified account in order to get IPblockexemption. Bastique ☎ call me! 18:03, 22 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

identities received? edit

There are two CUs awaiting office acknowledgment of identity on SRP. Both have said they've sent in information. Should we direct them to resend? Kylu 20:02, 2 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

Deineka and Mxn tells us on SRP that they've sent over the IDs again and wants somebody to check it. Thanks, --dferg ☎ talk 12:30, 13 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

Internal wiki set up edit

According to Help:Setting_up_an_internal_wiki I wanted to ask you some help to set up internal wiki. See bellow my answers to questions.

What will it be used for? - it will be internal bookkeeping manual for several users

Has the relevant community, arbcom, or WMF body, that is responsible for the wiki, agreed to its creation? - how do I find that out?

  • What abbreviation (URL) will it have? Discuss with Cary if needed. - LSPB
  • Is it accessible via http:, https:, or both? (Usual config:- always via https: and most times by http:) - both
  • Who can read it? - me and other users that have my permission
  • Who can edit it? - me and other users that have my permission
  • Is account creation by approval only, or by anybody clicking on "create an account"? - by approval only
  • Is email notification to be switched on? (usually yes)- yes
  • Are any special namespaces required? (For example, OTRS Wiki might have a namespace for "Response:" and "Response_talk:") - no
  • Are any custom settings for upload needed - for example is upload disabled, or unusual file types allowed? - usual file types allowed

Thanks, – imis 14:10, 15 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

Hey Zaikoviskis. I'm not Cary, but I've edited the page that you're reading from before and I think you're confused – that page is just for help setting up an internal Wikimedia wiki (e.g. for a local arbitration committee, for a Wikimedia Foundation committee), not for setting up your own wiki. If you'd like to do that, see If you're looking for a wiki host, try Wikia or see this site for a directory. Cbrown1023 talk 14:27, 15 August 2010 (UTC)Reply
many thanks – imis 15:03, 15 August 2010 (UTC)Reply


Would you be able to provide some input here? There seems to be quite a bit of confusion surrounding the logo situation... --Yair rand 17:09, 23 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

Gujarati Vector Logo Finalised edit

Hi Cary, thank you for creating the logo for Gujarati wiki and starting the discussion here. File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-gu-rekha.svg is finally selected by all of our active community members. Can you please scale down the fonts at least 1 or 2 points, as these look slightly too big. And yes, please feel free to use it now onwards.--DhavalTalk 11:22, 26 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

New volunteer edit

Hi! I'm Durero ( I sent an e-mail to volunteers-otrs The header is "New volunteer". Thanks. Durero 13:04, 7 September 2010 (UTC)Reply

Steward Elections edit


I was talking to a few of the stewards last night and they said to talk to you, I see that there was meant to be a steward election this month but it didnt go ahead as no one was willing to do the pages. I was wondering would it be too late to do one for the end of next month or maybe the early part of November? Corruptcopper 16:02, 30 September 2010 (UTC)Reply

Page principal edit

Bonjour Bastique, merci beaucoup pour votre venu à Montréal, j'aurais une petite suggestion à vous proposé ; est-ce qu'il serait possible de rajouté une section de 1000000 sur la page principal multilangue de Wikipedia puisque actuellement il y a trois langues qui ont atteint ce chiffre ; le français, l'anglais et l'allemand. Merci beaucoup pour votre aide, cordialement. FrankyLeRoutier 03:04, 7 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

Vois « One million section ». Cbrown1023 talk 19:14, 7 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

Crossreferencing edit

Wanted to ensure you didn't miss this. Thanks.

Query about identification edit

Hi, I have nominated myself as a steward 2011 candidate but don't have driving license and passport, can I send other documents like Voter ID issued by Election department, Govt of India or Teacher's ID card issued by state govt of Sikkim (a state of India). Bhawani Gautam Rhk 14:05, 21 January 2011 (UTC)Reply

I'm sorry, I don't handle these. Bastique ☎ call me! 23:46, 27 January 2011 (UTC)Reply
You should contact Philippe Beaudette about this. Cbrown1023 talk 01:10, 28 January 2011 (UTC)Reply

wikimedia-admin edit


I've during the last few days completely cleaned out the access list of our IRC admin channel. Per this clean up, we've also updated and re-organized the on-wiki record of this channel here. This list is now exactly the same as the access list on IRC. Please always remember to update this list when making changes to the channel on IRC. It's just a reminder. Best, -Barras 12:37, 6 February 2011 (UTC)Reply

Notice of review of adminship edit

Hello Bastique,

In accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and because you have made fewer than ten logged actions over the past six months, your adminship is under review at Meta:Administrators/Removal/April 2011. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before April 09, 2011. Kind regards, -- Dferg ☎ talk 22:45, 2 April 2011 (UTC)Reply

CU @ wm2008wiki edit

Hello Bastique. I removed the CU flags you gave yourself at that wiki in 2008 per the CU policy on having 2 CUs on a project or none at all. Nothing personal, of course. I just reviewed the list of people with access and found you were the only one there. Regards, -- Dferg ☎ talk 00:23, 16 May 2011 (UTC)Reply

Help getting unblocked edit

Bastique, I only just realized I was blocked, and would like to find out about getting unblocked. I was Cheer Writer, and created a page, that I would now like to update. I have consulted with and found out what I did incorrectly, and would like to correct some of the text that I entered incorrectly. Thank you, Sheila

Your image uploads edit


I sent the first email at '' regarding three copyrights from a different computer and it created confusion. Find below the second email I send from Mr.Boudon office where I am presently writing to you, as well I am writing my Article. here is my last email to '' from Sat 7/16/2011 12:55 PM.

jp..baudrand Copyright-holder

I hereby affirm that I, Jean Philippe Baudrand am the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of:

- The Robert Wickens email was sent by Wickens to Christian Boudon as an acknowledgement with right to use it the way he wanted and Christian Boudon gave it to me as a part of his archives with the right to publish. I am presently working at Mr. Boudon office and have the original email from Robert Wickens saved in his external hard disk. If the copyright cannot be established can you please delete this picture from the web to not disturb Mr. Robert Wickens Formula 1 driver?

- The New Racing document was written by Christian Boudon when he was the owner of this company, and he gave it to me as a part of his archives with the right to publish. As you can see Mr. Christian Boudon is named in the second paragraph, second line as the owner of the New Racing Concept Company that would be glad to receive customers...The document contain as well the official SIREN #, that document cannot be more explicit... If the copyright cannot be established can you please delete this picture from the web to avoid any use of this official document?

- The 2009 Boudon-Mertins-Atlantic was taken by Boudon’s wife in Laguna Seca after Mertins race and Christian Boudon gave it to me as a part of his archives with the right to publish. He used this picture in other different articles but this picture is his. Mr. Boudon sent that picture to help an article in a French magazine. If the copyright cannot be established can you please delete this picture from the web?

I agree to publish that work under the free license “Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0” (unported) and GNU Free Documentation Licence (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts).

I acknowledge that by doing so I grant anyone the right to use the work in a commercial product or otherwise, and to modify it according to their needs, provided that they abide by the terms of the license and any other applicable laws.

I am aware that I always retain copyright of my work, and retain the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to the work will not be attributed to me.

I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement and that the content may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikimedia project.

Jean Philippe Baudrand Copyright-holder

Can you help to clear this situation please?. 18:24, 18 July 2011 (UTC)Reply

Notice of removal of adminship edit


I regret to inform you that, in accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and as a result of your inactivity, administrator rights have been removed from your account. Please see Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2011 for details. Kind regards, vvvt 16:14, 3 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

Is it allowed in Wikipedia? edit

To keep in the pages of wiki Administrator's personnel thesis? at ? Other problem is We call Computer as same in English, but admin forcibly used his word Ganpukar of Computer. I have proof that thousands of published books called it Computer not Ganpukar. If some one oppose him he started abusive language. That is the reason never got attraction to Sindhi community. Plz check record there. Other things are he locked CSS due to that on the same site there are lot of font styles appeared there. He is not able to set commonCSS or Monocss. We are in trouble to work in our local Sindhi language. I don't know where to say for this problem. Record history says all the situation there. I appeal plz warn him to follow rules, other wise he will continue use his personnel details and personnel promoted articles there. Dear I am sorry If u r not right person to say all about this, Plz suggest me where I can raise this issue. My ID is same. His thesis is not a violetion?ماحولياتي_انتظام_ڪاڻ_اُپُگِرَهِي_عَڪس_ضماءُ_۽_درجه_بنديءَ_جي_طريقن_جو_اَڀياس

Alixafar 01:01, 22 November 2011 (UTC)Reply

Removal of rights edit

Hi, this is to confirm my own request for rights removal as per my own inactivity and inability to be active. These should include all steward, oversight, checkuser, and bureaucrat rights. I wish to retain admin rights on Commons and enwikipedia. Thank you. Bastique ☎ call me! 18:33, 24 November 2011 (UTC)Reply

Adminship edit

Good day, you promoted me to temporary admin on in January 2010. It was set to expire in August 2010 I think (but haven't been). How can I become a permanent admin (which I'm pretty much already) ? I have launched a discussion on that subject on the main discussion portal of the wiki more than a week ago and there isn't any objection, see [3]. Thanks you, Amqui 17:50, 23 January 2012 (UTC)Reply

Oh, I just saw your previous message about your request from removal from stewardship. Anyway, if you see this message, you can help me in the good direction. If not, I hope to talk to you again, Amqui 17:53, 23 January 2012 (UTC)Reply

Translation edit

Dear Bastique, I would like to ask you if you kindly agree to translate the article Israel Tsvaygenbaum from English to French. Thank you. Sincerely, Boxes12 (talk) 14:50, 12 June 2012 (UTC)Reply

Ip block edit

Hello, my IP is blocked with this message :

Votre adresse IP a été bloquée sur tous les wikis. Le blocage a été fait par Bastique ( Le motif donné est Cross-wiki spam: Amazon Web Services - Service has been used for trojan/spam attacks - Little or no good edits - Please email if you are affected by this block. Début du blocage: 21 juillet 2010 à 03:03 Expiration du blocage: infinity Vous pouvez contacter Bastique pour discuter du blocage. Vous ne pouvez pas utiliser la fonctionnalité "Envoyer un courriel" à moins d'avoir spécifié une adresse de courriel valide dans vos préférences de compte et de n'avoir pas bloqué son utilisation. Votre adresse IP actuelle est Veuillez inclure tous les détails ci-dessus dans toutes les demandes que vous ferez.

This is a 3G IP from the mobile operator Free

Fair note edit

Whoever that vandal was, it's not me. Apparently this iPad was owned by someone else in the past. I can tell you one thing, I'd never do that kind of thing. :) 18:06, 16 November 2012 (UTC)Reply

what's up? Sperrung?? von 2010?? edit

Quelltext der Seite Benutzer Diskussion:StromBer ← Benutzer Diskussion:StromBer Du bist nicht berechtigt, die Seite zu bearbeiten. Grund:

Deine IP-Adresse wurde auf allen Wikis gesperrt.

Die Sperrung wurde durchgeführt durch Bastique ( Der angegebene Grund ist Cross-wiki spam: Amazon Web Services - Service has been used for trojan/spam attacks - Little or no good edits - Please email if you are affected by this block.

   Beginn der Sperre: 02:12, 21. Jul. 2010
   Ablauf der Sperre: unbegrenzt 

Du kannst dich an Bastique wenden, um über die Sperre zu diskutieren. Du kannst nicht die Funktion „E-Mail an diesen Benutzer“ benutzen, bis eine gültige E-Mail-Adresse in deinen Einstellungen angegeben wurde und du nicht gehindert wirst, diese Funktion zu nutzen. Deine aktuelle IP-Adresse ist Bitte gib alle oben angegebenen Details in deinen Anfragen an.

Ich bin mit meiner Email (in :de:WP) angemeldet und hatte bis gestern Zugriff und Änderungen in Wiki vorgenommen!!!

Regard/ Gruß User:StromBer --StromBer (talk) 13:26, 20 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

Account on edit

Hi. Philippe has closed down the wmf:User:Cary Bass account, but if you'd like an account there (wmf:User:Bastique), you know Philippe or I or anyone else would be happy to create one for you. In fact, I would've done it already, but I'm not sure I know your current e-mail address. Hope you're well. :-) --MZMcBride (talk) 07:30, 25 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

Yeah, bastique (wait for it, wait for it) @ (you know what's coming next...)  :) Bastique ☎ call me! 02:38, 7 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

Correction: Mike Graham edit

Mike Graham is my cousin. His mother"s name is Mairi not Marie. Please update. Many thanks.

Bureaucrat access edit

  • Good afternoon, I apologize for machine translation, but I don't know English. I ask you to pay attention to one situation. I can't acquire the right of the bureaucrat, thus twice that locally the community votes for me [4]. The first time you already participated in discussion [5] . Then me disturbed that accurate criteria aren't present and in fact it turns out that stewards based on the opinion and decide a coma to grant stewards the rights and to whom isn't present. And the community let and not the big can't affect it. Such situation seems to me is inadmissible. So we locally accepted the minimum criteria in need of 10 voices, and it is visible to stewards not enough. But also it isn't clear when will be enough. --SergeyJ (talk) 17:54, 10 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

Blocked? edit

I've been blocked, apparently in 2010, when I hadn't ever edited Wikipedia. I'm confused - why?

Identity theft edit

I don't know if you remember a case , in 2008, I think, where another user robbed me of my identity. You came in as a middleman, and I wrote a mail to you explaining the situation, and suggested a solution. Since then I have swapped computer, so I can't find my copy of the mail any more.

Anyway, I suggested that I would keep the nick Islander in the Scandinavian countries, where he wouldn't be active, and use this identity in my English account, which was the only one where we were likely to clash. I never got any answer from you, but as I since then have been able to continue as Islander, I assumed you had done something for it. A few times the system has tried to log me in as Islander(Scandinavia) also in Finland and Sweden, so I have a redirection note there. Now it seems that a user:Keegan has the mission to go through all the double identities and force another onto them, and I've got a note on my discussion pages on Danish WP and on Commons assigning to me some new temporary nick, that I can't recall, (different on each account). Today the sacking note has appeared on my pages also on Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish accounts.

I wrote on Keegan's discussion side, explaining the old situation, and that I have been less active lately, I have had other matters to tend to, but intend to do more editing when I have more time. It seems that the pirate-Islander has been even less active, so I suggested that I would have back the name Islander also internationally, if it could be arranged. But there were also pages and pages of other concerned wikipedians, on the verge of being issued as "unpersons", so the answer gave the impression to be bot-generated (whereafter he checked the "solved"-box) and I didn't really get any answer to my question, whether It could be possible to have the name back.

Would you have the time to look into this matter? I would really like to continue editing now and then, though I doubt I will write any more complete articles; It has become so difficult, when every sentence is demanded to be verified with at least two footnotes, and all efforts to make the text enjoyable to read is dismissed as fluff or POW, just state dull grey facts. Being stripped of your identity would just rise the treshold still a few steps to grab the keyboard. Best regards Islander(Scandinavia) (talk) 13:57, 24 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

Hello Islander(Scandinavia). The SUL unification affects thousands of users and Keegan (WMF) is overloaded handling all the feedback, so cases like yours can easily get lost in the flood. Since Bastique isn't around lately I'll do my best to follow up with you, but note that I'm just another user and can't speak for Keegan or the WMF.
SUL unification is the process of ensuring every user owns their name on all projects — this means only one person can own the 'Islander' name. This will prevent cases like yours in the future, but first all name collisions need to be fixed the hard way: by renaming one of the users. Since the other Islander already owns the global name, you'll automatically lose the local names on all wikis when SUL unification is completed.
If you really want to claim the 'Islander' name, your main recourse is a process called usurpation. Be aware this might be difficult. You'll need to demonstrate that you have a much stronger claim to the name than the other person. Since the other person already owns the global name and has more edits and (currently) owns the oldest unified 'Islander' account, you may need to prove an overwhelmingly strong claim.
The much easier option is to rename your Islander accounts to 'Islander(Scandinavia)' on all wikis, or choose a different name entirely. Note that even if you're renamed, your edits will be reassigned to your new name so you won't lose anything besides the name itself. I'll leave that decision up to you, though.
Let me know if you have any other questions. —Pathoschild 23:17, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, been busy with other things again. (You may know that in my age, you are only able to handle one serious matter at the time, which means really, daily... :-) ) I have put some thought into this now, and come to the conclusion that, since it seems impossible to obtain my original identity back, I could go in for to globally use the nick "Real Islander" and settle this once and for all. Please, advise me how to maintain that! Regards Islander(Scandinavia) (talk) 23:08, 14 April 2015 (UTC)Reply

2007 admin rights for Danny B. @ cs.wikt edit

Hi, I can see you haven't been very active recently but I have a question for you and it would help us if you could answer it. In 2007 user Danny B. asked for admin rights for cs.wikt. He posted his Request for Adminship here on Meta only 20 minutes after he posted a request for adminship on cs.wikt. You gave him admin rights 3 minutes after he posted his request here on Meta. His rights should have been temporary as you explained in your reply to his request.

Now the question is: Why didn't you add Danny B. into the list of temporary admins if his admin rights were supposed to be temporary? Was it an intent (that his admin rights were actually not intended for 3 months only) or simply an omission? Thanks for reply. --Auvajs (talk) 09:08, 7 April 2015 (UTC)Reply

As an old man (48) I have no specific memory of events 8 years ago other than if I did not add Danny B to the temporary list, it is the fact that he was perfectly capable and trustworthy enough to remain as a permanent admin, which, knowing Danny, I'm sure is the case. If I did not document this somewhere, it is my own failing. If you have an issue with this past action, I suggest you take this cause up with the current steward staff. Perhaps they can retroactively remove my stewardship if they deem necessary or decide to permanently bar me from ever being steward again. Bastique ☎ call me! 15:39, 7 April 2015 (UTC)Reply
Danny B. is surely a very skilled "technical" user. He made lots of good work over the years. Noone questions that. But recently he made some mistakes. One of them is he blocked a user for basically no reason. When he was asked to explain it he didn't reply at all. So he was asked to have his adminship confirmed but he ignores it as well. As a matter of fact he ignores most messages on his discussion page so we can't really communicate with him. And now we found out there is also the question whether he has any legitimity to be an admin at all - it seems he should have been a temporary admin, not a permanent one. But we are not sure. What do you think? And is there any way how to force him to have his adminship confirmed? --Auvajs (talk) 20:18, 7 April 2015 (UTC)Reply

Template:Permission edit

This template has been listed for deletion. See RfD#Template:Permission. --Stefan2 (talk) 18:21, 25 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

Help edit

Hello! can you help me? I am sorry, you are a sysop in wikimedia commons. I am a blocked user in wikimedia commons (on 26 June 2017), because of Vandalism-only. I comprise this subject, and it seemed to me that I pierce the roles of that wikimedia project. Now, l ask you for deblock me, and thank you. عبد الإله صديقي (talk) 20:37, 23 December 2017 (UTC)Reply

Finnish edit

Nice to see you around! I'm surprised to see about your Finnish, maybe we can exercise together. :) In Helsinki it's hard to find people patient enough to bear with my limited vocabulary. ;-) Nemo 13:28, 28 June 2020 (UTC)Reply

My goodness! I just saw that I had messages on Meta Wiki and look here almost 2 years later. Anyway, my Finnish is not very good at all, and now that I've moved on from my previous position, I've stopped looking to learn it entirely! Bastique ☎ call me! 05:04, 7 May 2022 (UTC)Reply