User talk:Majorly/Archives/6

Latest comment: 14 years ago by in topic Re: Your note

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Hi, Majorly. Re your comment here: I'm not sure whether you saw my response to you there (last post in this thread). I'd like to add: that's not exactly what the situation was. I would say that I was doing essentially what I said I would do when I accepted the nomination to be a bureaucrat. In any case, I believe everything got worked out in a satisfactory manner (see summary here). You might also be interested in my replies to other users, such as this one. Regards, Coppertwig(talk) 19:15, 8 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

Where do I ask?


Hi Majorly, you are a familiar name on Meta. I want to ask for a comment from Meta about Wikispecies. People are being prevented from disseminating the information on that site. Stuff is listed by its scientific name (Latinised Greek or something). Others are trying to include English and other languages and the debate is going that either Latinised Greek or whatever the most common scientific language of the day is should be the only language used throughout the site. Of course, so long as the content is not affected, including other languages is not only useful and important but essential if anybody is to understand the thing (I would love to be able to search around Wikispecies myself sometimes). Anyway, they debate it a lot and as it stands, searching for entries by their English name doesn't even provide a 10% hit rate. How would somebody request an independant comment from Meta? Would that be OK? ~ R.T.G 19:38, 17 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

Have you tried discussing in the community first? If that doesn't work, you want a Requests for comments. Good luck. Majorly talk 22:12, 17 February 2009 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, they are not agreeing with each other at all. It is an endless debate but I would hope that any garnered support would greatly encourage them. It has to be, in my opinion, a great repository. These guys are sending of for copies of old historical journals and stuff and listing major databases, it is crazy that we can't read the stuff. These guys should be advertising their work all over the place. Anyways thanks ~ R.T.G 00:04, 19 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

Deo Volente


Thanks for your help. Mikhailov Kusserow (talk) 01:52, 18 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

Sorry, doesn't seem experienced enough


as many users are following You can you be more specific? Seeing so many votes "As per Majorly" puts a lot of pressure on you. Masti 21:43, 18 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

Which user are you talking about? Also, it's no pressure on me, people can vote for whatever reason (or no reason) as they choose. Majorly talk 21:50, 18 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

Request Retraction


I would repespectfully request that you retract or strike your comment describing my actions as canvassing. My actions, per your own words at AN on EN Wikipedia admit that what I did was not canvassing. It seems to me a dishonest act to say one thing on this project and another on a different one when describing the same action. My edit count allows me to participate in these elections as my conscience dictates. I am not aware of the the policies here, but I rather imagine that common sense would say that accusing someone of an act that you know they did not commit in order to discredit them is mendacious at best ( as well the classical logical fallacy of an attack ad hominem). I really am not interested in any prolonged discussion about this with you. I see you have a rather POINTed history at this project. I hope that you will examine your actions and rectify this lapse. You are welcome to say IDONTLIKE, but what you should not do is mischaracterize and distort someones actions for the political goals and aspirations of another user. I thank you in advance for your willingness to correct this.Die4Dixie 22:15, 19 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

You posted to some users who were clearly biased one way or the other. Whether you wrote neutrally or not, it's still canvassing imo. I found this out after I posted on enwiki. My post on metawiki is my correct belief. Majorly talk 00:28, 20 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

Multiple space bot


Can you create cross-wiki bot that automatically turns multiple spaces __..._ into single spaces _ ? 16:27, 14 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

I can. Majorly talk 18:47, 14 March 2009 (UTC)Reply
Huh? Why is that necessary? It looks the same on the site, also I type with two spaces (that's just how I prefer it, French spacing). ;-) Maybe I'm misunderstanding, though. Cbrown1023 talk 19:06, 14 March 2009 (UTC)Reply
Multiple spaces wastes bytes used to store revisions and to load pages to end users, thus please make such bot. Thanks. 14:29, 3 May 2009 (UTC)Reply
No. Majorly talk 15:48, 3 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

archives should be accurate


I re-did the unsigned. Please leave it as it clarifies who said what. Cheers, Jack Merridew 08:52, 24 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

The user may have purposely not signed. Please do not add it again, unless you receive their agreement to. Majorly talk 14:10, 24 March 2009 (UTC)Reply



... for notifying me :) --Millosh 20:38, 5 April 2009 (UTC)Reply



Hey Majorly, I couldn't find the page you wanted me to sign, it's a red link on my talk page. Thanks in advance for your help. notafish }<';> 10:32, 6 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

Re: User rights


Thanks for the heads-up. The nature of my contributions here (portals) makes me vulnerable to purges like this one. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 19:16, 6 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

Wikimania 2010 Oxford bid


Thank you for supporting the Oxford bid to hold Wikimania 2010! We're currently in the final stages of the bid process - the jury will be announcing their decision by the 16th April. We're currently putting together the local team for the bid (who will do what if the bid wins); if you're able to be on the local team, please put your name in the appropriate place on Wikimania 2010/Bids/Oxford/Team. We'd also welcome anything you can do to help refine the bid in these last few days. If you have any questions, please let me or User:Seddon know. Thanks. Mike Peel 21:27, 10 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

Regarding my changes to Meta:Requests for adminship/VasilievVV


Thanks for reverting them – didn't know I had added content by following Hillgentleman's link! --Dylan620 Talk to the left, stalk to the right. 22:18, 22 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

RE BAlloonman


thanks for the offer to rename, but I kind of like have my SUL under my old account name...Balloonman 21:43, 8 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

Making multiple changes with a bot


I hope you can help me, please, even if it is just to redirect me to some other forum where I can find help. According to Yahoo, their Geocities websites are closing down later this year. On various Wikipedia pages that relate to Friedrich Kellner, in English Wiki and in several languages, I have used this link to a Geocities page that has excerpts from the Friedrich Kellner diary.

Because Geocities is closing, I have now created a new page for those entries, and I would like to be able to substitute this new link for the old Geocities link.

Is there a "bot" of some sort on Wikipedia that would automatically make this substitution, or must I go to each of the Wikipedia pages and make them by hand? I don't mind doing it by hand, but I'll be marked as a spammer, I'm afraid, if I do too many changes at once. There are Friedrich Kellner pages in Wikiquote, as well, and also in Wikimedia Commons. I do appreciate your help in this matter. Thank you. Scott Rskellner 22:18, 31 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

I suggest you talk to an editor who manages the blacklist, they will probably be able to help: I suggest User:A. B., User:Beetstra or User:Mike.lifeguard. I'm sorry I can't help you. Majorly talk 22:43, 31 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for the quick response. I will follow your suggestion and try one of the editors you have mentioned. Scott Rskellner 03:58, 1 June 2009 (UTC)Reply



for this. I've found it useful but it's true it can be better placed on Meta:Administrators. Best regards, —Dferg (talk) 21:11, 3 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

No need to be sorry at all, it was a good idea, I just did not agree with it. I'm glad you're fine with it being elsewhere. Majorly talk 21:39, 3 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

User:-- April/Anti-Semitism vs Anti-Zionism


Hi Majorly, what do you think about this page is considered for RFD or for speedy deletion? --.snoopy. 08:40, 4 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

RFD would be better - remember to list it there. Majorly talk 14:36, 4 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

Votes with reasons


About this, I was following this and this. I personally think it is a good idea in general because it encourages discussion and many people always can recur to the quick "per XXX" formula, making certain arguments more important than others. Anyway I guess it is something open to interpretation. Regards. -- 01:30, 2 July 2009 (UTC)Reply

Anyway you could have left the bit saying "Votes of non-logged-in users will be ignored." instead removing the whole thing. ;) Regards. -- 01:32, 2 July 2009 (UTC)Reply

Re: Your note


Thank you for your note. The discussion of Gerard's admin actions was already ongoing at Talk:Public speakers. Per this diff, that's where Daniel decided to start the discussion. As a long-time meta admin, I assume he knows what he's doing. Mike R 15:25, 18 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

Babel is a better place to involve the wider community, rather than a talk page that a lot of people probably don't watch. Majorly talk 15:27, 18 September 2009 (UTC)Reply
That may be true, however the discussion had already begun on the talk page, and it was inappropriate for Shankbone to remove my post. Mike R 15:29, 18 September 2009 (UTC)Reply
It's been removed again and I agree with the removal. Starting a new thread is inappropriate, in my view. So please go to Meta:Babel and discuss it there. Majorly talk 15:32, 18 September 2009 (UTC)Reply
I don't feel like I have the standing here to have a post at Meta:Babel taken seriously, when Gerard is a long-standing member of the community. So instead I have asked Daniel on his talk page to take a look. Thanks, Mike R 15:35, 18 September 2009 (UTC)Reply
We're all equal on all Wikimedia projects, admins, editors, newbies, what have you. --David Shankbone 15:36, 18 September 2009 (UTC)Reply
I'm sorry but you know that statement is idealistic and quite unrealistic. Mike R 15:39, 18 September 2009 (UTC)Reply
Perhaps a little, but if we all adopt that attitude, then it becomes a dangerous enshrined reality and we don't lack for people who are willing to take on the grand pooh-bahs of projects. I see your standing as no different than mine, or Majorly's, or Gerard's. --David Shankbone 15:50, 18 September 2009 (UTC)Reply
P.S. Thank you for unblocking the anon, Majorly. Mike R 15:48, 18 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for unblocking me 13:06, 19 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

If I could request a further minor bit of assistance, I don't see the point of leaving my block and unblock on the talk page for this IP, at best it's mildly embarrasing for GerardM and at worst mildly confusing for whoever gets this IP next, but apparently I have to request administrator assistance to blank it. The message I get is "This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your edit was constructive, please contact an administrator, and inform them of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: New users should not blank pages". Unless you see some benefit in keeping this hanging arond the place, would you mind blanking it for me? Thanks 14:27, 19 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

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