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Admin Abuse


Dan, A group of editors and admins refuse to allow a balance of material and links. Gamaliel, Robert McClenon, Jpgordon, JamesMLane, and a few others now own the pages. Any attempts to modify the page is met by thier gang edits. They allow only links to pro kennedy sites, none to negative sites regardless of the wealth of content they may provide. They push their pov on all of the Kennedy pages. It's because of editors and admins like these that Wikipedia is doubted as a source. ie; the New York Times published policy against Wiki as a source. The group refuses to agree to consensus when it is against them. I've now been blocked by Jpgordon in an abuse of admin priv. My act was not vandalism, it's simply not agreeing with their one sided pov. I am not willing to endure any more arb or mediation. These guys are out of control. 05:45, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

I agree--I would like to add my experiences regarding administrative abuses of blocking powers by Administrator (sysop) "Jtdirl". Please read the following:

Dear Sir:

I have a problem with "Jtdirl", he is blocking me whenever I log on using my Username. It is some kind of an autoblock--because it sets in as soon as I log in as soon as I attempt to edit anything.

The reason given is "sockupuppet vandal", but how can I be a sockpuppet if I am using my personal Username and how can I be a vandal--a term Jtdirl and his ilk (including Demiurge) use very lightly--if I have not even edited anything that can be reviewed and determined, since each block is only a 24-hour block, which then becomes a new 24-hour block once I attempt to sign in??

Demiurge also goes around behind my back and deleted my work product when I add names to lists or categories such as "Irish-Scots", "Roman Catholic politicians", and "Roman Catholics". Why do these categories exist if one cannot update them. The reason Demiurge gives in the update edit summary is "Categories"--an unintelligible response. It is not a question of a factual inaccuracy--it is a policy of censorship by both "Jtdirl" and "Demiurge". If they dislike these categories so much why don't they submit them for deletion--because they know that they obviously they would lose that battle.

I do not want to have to contact Jimmy Wales as I believe in the policy of going to the lower echelons of power before trying to contact the highest. This is common sense and I accept that. I do not own my own computer, which is why so many IPs have been attributed to me as "sock puppets", but they are not. They are computers I use at the library or rent hourly at different sites, including Kinko's which is very expensive ($18/00.hr). I know I should get my own computer and I probably will this year, but that's beside the point.

Every time Demiurge goes behind my back and deletes my work product it means my time and money have been spent for nothing.

They are forcing me to edit anonymously since everytime I sign in as "Rms125a@hotmail.com" I get autoblocked for no good reason. If I felt I deserved it for misconduct I would hardly be contacting you. Editing anonymously gives me an air of disrepute and irresponsibility which I do not want.

Jtdirl and Demiurge are abusing their privileges and powers and need to be stopped. Perhaps they should have been patrolling the Siegenthaler and Meehan pages rather than selectively censor their pet topics.

Thanks for your attention.

Robert Sieger email:rms125a@hotmail.com

Luganda and Lao Wikipedia


Approximately one week has passed now. I hope that the requests for adminship here can be approved. --Jose77 06:55, 11 February 2007 (UTC)Reply

Meta-adminship and welcome


Hello Dan,

You are now an administrator on meta. Welcome! Please be sure to read through Administrator_on_Meta and related pages. I hope you will be more active around here in the future, helping monitor the blacklist and helping us prune meta content as we start to use it more heavily as a public site.

Cheers, +sj | Translate the Quarto |+ 20:38, 22 September 2005 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for the reverting the move on my userspace :). WhiteNight T | @ | C 21:44, 9 November 2005 (UTC)Reply

Switch Logo to sd.wikinews.org?



  • for the sd.wikinews.org, please switch logo. The proposed one is here:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Sd_wikinews_logo.png (how can i protect it? coz at sd.wikinews upload is disabled) http://sd.wikinews.org/wiki/Image:Sd_wikinews_logo.png (the page is protected) I can't upload files because uploading is disabled. Thanks Alixafar 18:20, 2 October 2006 (UTC)Reply

Picture Use


Hi! My name is Levi Häggkvist and i´m a teacer student from Sweden. I´m about to give a lecture about shintoism, and found your site searcning the net for pictures. I would very much like to use the picture you added. I would be used in a slideshow about shintoism. Thank you for a quick response! /Levi Häggkvist



Rdsmith4, this article was not nonsense. It was an article belonging to the Seeltersk test Wikipedia (Test-wp:Seeltersk). Unfortunately the author was unaware that he gave the wrong name to it. Please put it back and rename it to Test-wp:Seeltersk/Fugele. Thanks in advance, Caesarion 16:08, 25 December 2005 (UTC)Reply

Thanks a lot ;-) Caesarion 18:18, 25 December 2005 (UTC)Reply



Congratulations Dan! You've been appointed a new Steward of the Wikimedia projects. Please remember to read the Steward policies and abide to them. Also, please add yourself to Stewards#List of stewards and the languages they speak. If you'll need any help with the Steward interface (under Special:Makesysop), please contact me on my talk page. Datrio 21:45, 11 January 2006 (UTC)Reply

Congrats, Dan! Flcelloguy (A note?) 02:57, 12 January 2006 (UTC)Reply

Congrats, of course :) WhiteNight T | @ | C 05:24, 12 January 2006 (UTC)Reply



FYI Wikimedia stewards on IRC. villy 22:01, 13 January 2006 (UTC)Reply


Yes, they were already flagged (by me). Thanks for the promptiness! Nuno Tavares 05:24, 24 January 2006 (UTC)Reply
Can you fullfill the CheckUser request? Nuno Tavares 05:24, 24 January 2006 (UTC)Reply
Ok. Thank you. Nuno Tavares 05:31, 24 January 2006 (UTC)Reply

I would be glad to discuss the policy for giving check user access on irc with you. There were rules for giving such access and rules should be followed or rules should be just put in trash.

Here : http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CheckUser_Policy

Community must approve at least two CheckUsers per consensus. Activity will be checked mutually. The user requesting check user status must request it within his local community and advertise this request properly (village pump, mailing list when available, ...). The editor must be familiar with the privacy policy. After gaining consensus (70%-80%) in his local community, with at least 25-30 editors approval, the user should list himself under Requests for permissions with a link to the page with the community's decision.

I saw no such vote on pt.

Anthere 12:46, 24 January 2006 (UTC)Reply

Hello, Rdsmith4,

I'd like to know if any of the three Wikipt users with access to the CheckUser has made an investigantion on my User : [2] there.

Thank you

Emilio 12:47, 10 February 2006 (UTC)Reply

need informaiton on you photograph banpha


hi dan,

my name is ashish and am a amateur photographer as well.

Wanted to know which camera do you use ( make , model, specification )

could you drop me a mail on


keep the good work going.



De-adminship because of violation of "administration ethics"


How do you think, if an administrator violates so-called "administration ethics", but does not violate any Wikipedia rule, may administration privileges be dropped? --Jaroslavleff 16:25, 1 June 2006 (UTC)Reply

Could you confirm this checkuser?


It has been alleged by n:User:Amgine that n:User:Yrtsihpos is a sockpuppet n:User:Neutralizer. Amgine claims that you told him on IRC that a checkuser confrimed his suspicion. Given the fact that Yrtsihpos does not appear to a sockpuupet, as far as his editting goes, and the fact that Amgine had issues with Neutralizer in the past, could you look into the matter? Thanks. PVJ59

Also please leave a message to this effect at the appropriate place on Wikinews.

Churchlands Senior High School


Hi, I have made a couple of changes to the "Music" section of the CSHS website to remove personal references made to me by a student (Fiona Cunningham) who bares a personal grudge. I also improved the accuracy of the information contained therein, and then corrected spelling errors. Looking back at the page I find that now the address I am accessing the site from has been blocked. I have improved the accuracy of the entry and removed personal opinion from it. Hopefully that is not reason to be blocked. Glenn Robinson HOD: Music CSHS



Mr. Smith,

The photos that you have taken are breathtaking. I am a huge Jackson Pollock fan and I noticed that you were the photographer of one of his paintings titled "Galaxy". I have been searcing for quite some time now for a print of this painting. Do you know of any place where I might be successful in finding one? Thank you for your time.

Nate Rupp



Hi, I have to ask did you work at Philmont. The reason that I ask is that you knew who unit 41 is

James King, NPS photographer '06

Yes, I was a PC at Clark's Fork. During one set of days off late in the summer, I rode with Gene on a routine service run to the Valle and took quite a few nice pictures, which I've been meaning to upload here at some point. — Dan | talk 04:50, 7 September 2006 (UTC)Reply

Frisian Wiktionary


Since you've processed the end of the previous request, that resulted in a two month administrator status on the Frisian Wiktionary, would you be so kind as to also process the next request, which has been up for approximately a month and a week now? Thanks in advance. Aliter 22:17, 8 September 2006 (UTC)Reply

Apology accepted. Thanks for the quick reaction. See you in November? Aliter 23:56, 8 September 2006 (UTC)Reply

Interlingua Wikipedia


An admittedly belated thanks for the bureaucrat promotion. -- Dissident 03:08, 16 September 2006 (UTC)Reply

admin on hr. wikibooks


i dont have any questions, but i simply must thank you for taking your time cuz E.coli told me how busy u r these days. cheers and hopefully ull have to give my sysop on wikipedia one day :-)) West Brom 4ever

Chocolate Chip Cookies


HI Dan, Would like to license the use of the plate of Chocolate Chip cookies? (please email @ heyhonprod@aol.com. Thanks. Megan

Wikinews admins are blocking 500,000 people


This appears when anyone using the biggest ISP in Canada tries to edit wikinews;

"Your user name or IP address has been blocked by Deprifry.

The reason given is this: This IP range (Toronto area, Bell Canada) has recently been used by an individual currently banned from Wikinews. We apologize for this inconvenience. You may be able to contact Deprifry or one of the other administrators [3] to discuss the block, or e-mail the admin who blocked you using the "e-mail user" link on their user page. They will need to have registered an e-mail address to do this. Your IP address is Please include this address in any queries you make."

When I go to the link it's a chatroom where nobody responds to a request. 03:36, 12 October 2006 (UTC)Reply

Simple English user permissions


Hi, I looked at simple:Special:Listadmins yesterday and noticed that you are down as sysop and checkuser. Did you forget to remove your permissions or something? Thanks, Archer7 09:11, 16 October 2006 (UTC)Reply

Abt: Nepal Bhasa


Thank you. I think this would be sufficient for improvements at the moment. --Eukesh 02:09, 18 October 2006 (UTC)Reply

Permission to use PHOTOS


Hi i'm

I'm a co developer

I have noticed you uploaded on the site F1 Related pics.

I was just wondering could it be possible to use you pics on our website.

Please email me back at



What do you think about commons:Commons:Village pump#Russian Copyright Law issues concerning edits in Wikipedia made by Russian citizens? --Jaroslavleff 19:05, 23 October 2006 (UTC)Reply

Unwarranted protection of w:Michael Ignatieff


Please have a look and see what you think.CJCurrie was all alone in his onstnt reverts so he got the page protected while it was in his preferred state. The admin who protected it seems to be on a wiki-break. There was no justification for protection at the time as there was only a slight edit war with not even a 3 rr. Ottawaman 10:12, 24 October 2006 (UTC)Reply

I wold like to change my site account name before i start doing any additions


Hi Dan,

I wold like to change my site account name before i start doing any additions. Presently I have the account name of rlmaynard, and would like to change it to go in line with all my other online accounts to: richmaynard-jr (#544918). Please advise, thank you~!?

Rich L Mayanrd, Jr.

Request to Stewards


I've posted a Request that is specifically addressed to Stewards, since it appears to be a delicate matter. Please review it and express your opinion. Thank you, M/ M/ 22:29, 8 November 2006 (UTC)Reply

Admin abuse


Hi, i would like to ask to review the actions and contributions of user:Jayjg he frequently makes controversial edits which is his right but then deals with resulting edit wars in a disruptive and abusive manner. If his controversial edits get reverted he will attempt to harass editors who reverting. He treats his admin priviliges as if they meant he is above every and any rule or policy. He will deal with any opposing POV with brute force, auto reverting, blocking instead of discussion. He violates the following guide on adminship:

"Adminship is not diplomatic immunity Every administrator must keep in mind that admins are servants of Wikipedia as a whole. This means that all policies apply to admins just as they do to any user. Admins can be blocked, stripped of admin powers, or banned. Admins must follow all Wikipedia policies, such as the three-revert rule, and uphold consensus and a neutral point of view." I ask you to keep a close eye on him and prevent any future abuse and edit warring. Especially abusive edit warring using administrative tools provided to him for fighting vandals, not POV battles.

French Wikinews


Just to show that there are three bureaucrats on French Wikinews and that any of them should have made quickly a renameuser for Emmanuel Chanel.   But it's a good idea because in a few minutes will arise, on WN-FR, a page n:fr:Wikinews:Requête aux bureaucrates, which was missing (bureaucrats are all new)... Hégésippe | ±Θ± 04:58, 20 February 2007 (UTC)Reply

Usernames here on meta


Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to change my username here to User:Christopher Parham. Since this account has few edits, ordinarily I would not request such, but it is impossible to create that account as a new account since it is too similar to my existing one. Thanks. Christopherparham 06:58, 24 February 2007 (UTC)Reply

Done. — Dan | talk 14:59, 26 February 2007 (UTC)Reply
Thanks tremendously, cheers. 20:44, 26 February 2007 (UTC)Reply



Dear Dan, I confirm the request of removing my sysop rights in the Arabic Wikipedia. I only removed it because one of the administrators of the Arabic Wikipedia asked me to remove it until he can talk to me in the local IRC channel. Thank you, sir, for your message. --Meno25 02:15, 1 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

How can I remove a mistakenly made page?


I'm sorry if this is not the right forum for such things, but i would like you to remove an entry for 'Hirsholmerne' (Danish islands). It was a page I created, but I made a mistake in the spelling (it should have read Hirsholmene'). I have rectified it, as much as I could, but I was unable to remove the said page. On a side note, I found a Danish language page for them 8the islands) which was far superior to my english language version, I don't know if wikipedia has a policy on linking different language pages. I appreciate any help/suggestions you may have, as I would so like to try and improve my techniques and practices on wikipedia and contribute as positively as I can. Thankyou.--Thor1978 21:18, 5 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

Klingon Wiktionary


Thanks for granting that admin request. Whilst the site is still active it is sensible to grant responsibility to the dedicated few. Jonathan Webley 21:01, 13 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

Hola amigo solicito tu ayuda


Estimado steward, ruego que intervengas en wikiquote en español, inmediatamente, analiza mis contribuciones y verás cómo estoy promoviendo el conocimiento. Los usuarios Javierme y Drini, están enemistados con la verdad y con el conocimiento provechoso, está Drini, de forma injustificada, vandalizando la página Dios y borrando páginas como 'Las leyes de la Naturaleza' Mira las fotos y los contenidos introducidos en la página Dios en la última revisión, y mira que no razona. Parece que es de origen azteca o naualcohiot o algo raro parecido, me ha bloqueado sin razón, mira en todo lo que he contribuido, cosa que él no ha hecho, javierme es un radical que promueve la rebelión contra Dios, la mentira y las injurias contra los reyes de españa y los políticos. Esta gente son opositores y es imposible tratar nada con ellos, son irrazonables. No han tenido absolutamente ningún motivo para bloquearme, solo la envidia pues ellos no contribuyen a nada. Están haciendo la pelota a mucha gente y no permiten el proyecto plural. No han editado la Biblia y se enfurecen conmigo y me tienen envidia por haber editado la Biblia y la página Dios con lo que están rabiosos y con celos.

Interven, y no permitas que me tengan bloqueado, ya está bien. Mira las fotos de Javierme en commons y verás qué granuja tenemos en Wikiquote, una moto de uno que afila cuchillos y otros rebeldes radicales enfrentándose con Dios. Son unos absolutos ignorantes. Interven y pon orden. Le doy entrada en wikiquote a Drini y ahora me traiciona y me bloquea.

He sido yo el que le ha dado entrada en el proyecto. Comunica esto por favor a tus superiores para que aquí entre alguien de mentalidad abierta y razonable y no un traidor como Drini. Le doy entrada y luego me bloquea y no me deja participar. Analízalo todo por favor. --Citadme 17:51, 24 March 2007 (UTC)Reply



Greetings Rdsmith4 !

Can you please grant me temporary sysop priviledges on Myanmar Wikipedia here. I wish to clean up some spam; 1 week would be enough.

Thankyou. --Jose77 22:44, 17 May 2007 (UTC)Reply

Talk to a sysop blocked by page protect.


Hello Rdsmith4, I need help with a complaint. I have made a list of image pages missing any license information, and a list of images pages duplicated at commons, and put this list on the user talk pages of the users who uploaded them, asking them to take proper care. One user has responsibility for many % of the copyvios on that wiki, but is sysop, and the talk page is protected, and so one cannot talk to them. I made a subpage under this talk page, with the list, it is here: ksh:Metmaacher Klaaf:Jüppsche/Images - Duplication, and Missing Licensing Information. Now I need a person with right, wo can write in the talk page and put the list there. Thank you. (I picked your name random from the stewards list looking for english language) I think sysops talk pages should not be protected, even if they fear spam. thank you. CommonsDupeFinder 01:39, 4 July 2007 (UTC).Reply

Sake pictures



I love sake. I like your Sake pictures a lot. I would like to have a couple of its copy.I will pay you. Thank you.

Hieu (202)441-0158 hieudc@excite.com

Chavacano Wikipedia


Hello Rdsmith4. Please help with the Chavacano Wikipedia (cbk-zam.wikipedia.org). When I viewed the html source of the main page source from the browser's "view source" (not from the wiki),I saw the following line:

<meta name="keywords" content="El Primero Pagina,2000,2001,2003,2005,2007,Afghanistan,Al-Qaeda,Arte Martial,Ayuda:Ayuda,Benigno Aquino" /> I want to get edit that line. El Primero Pagina,2000,2001,2003,2005,2007,Afghanistan,Al-Qaeda,Arte Martial,Ayuda:Ayuda,Benigno Aquino... should not be there.

It should be: Chavacano de Zamboanga Wikipedia.

Also, this on this source, the line:

<link rel="search" type="application/opensearchdescription+xml" href="/w/opensearch_desc.php" title="Wikipedia (Zamboangueño)" />

title should be: Chavacano de Zamboanga Wikipedia

I do not know where to edit. I went to the system messages page, but I didnt see anything there. Please help. I am the sysop of the Chavacano Wikipedia. Thanks.

--Weekeejames 08:15, 22 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

pt wiki


Hello! We will organize elections to new checkuser status, the results will be available in early November, then the new checkuser will post a message on permission request. Fortunately I speak English :) Regards Epinheiro 08:41, 12 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Excellent. I look forward to seeing the results in November. (Copied to your talk page on ptwiki.) — Dan | talk 16:24, 12 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Re: RfP


Ooh, sorry, little errors :-) --Fabexplosive The archive man 17:33, 4 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

Stewards' temporary self-promotions without local traces


Thank you for your comment at Talk:Steward_policies#Changing_rights_in_own_wiki.3F on 25 December 2007. In addition, could you also please explain that to Majorly who sent me a distracting objection? I have never seen such an objection before. Our userright log shows so many stewards' temporary self-promotions. Some have no reasons left at all.--Jusjih 02:17, 4 February 2008 (UTC)Reply

Those users are actively fighting things like spam bots and vandals on wikis with no admins. It is a lot of effort to write in a summary every time for a lot of changes. I think you misunderstand what stewards are for. Majorly (talk) 02:23, 4 February 2008 (UTC)Reply
Global deleted image review is being proposed to solve the long-standing problem.--Jusjih 21:28, 29 June 2008 (UTC)Reply



Hi! I never had a reply to my e-mail of 21 Jan so I re-sent it. Cheers!--Poetlister 00:14, 19 February 2008 (UTC)Reply

photoshopped independance hall photo


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f1/Independence_Hall_belltower.jpg this photo looks good, but when you zoom in it is clearly photoshopped

Username change on ga wiki


Hi Rdsmith4,

I'm not sure if I'm doing this the right way, but I'd like to get the username ga:User:CmdrJameson changed to Cmdrjameson to match up with en:User:Cmdrjameson, m:User:Cmdrjameson, etc so I can enable Single User Login. The instructions I've read said you should first try to contact a steward on the appropriate wiki to do the change for you. Would you be able to do this please?

Thanks! Cmdrjameson 10:53, 29 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Permission to print a postcard


Hallo- my compliments for your tea-foto! Would you mind me doing a postcard of it? Best regards Uta

Yes, go right ahead. It's available under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License, which means you can use it for anything you like (commercial or non-commercial), so long as you credit me by name (R. Daniel Smith) and release any derivative works under the same license. Kind regards — Dan | talk 18:32, 24 June 2008 (UTC)Reply

Discussion on en wq


Hello. Can you comment here please.--Cato 21:27, 14 July 2008 (UTC)Reply



I hope you don't mind, but I've taken the Tagline back to the old version, as it was more clean and tidy. Thanks, —Anonymous DissidentTalk 06:32, 19 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Global account help for ArielGold


Hi. I seek your help with this issue. Hopefully you can help somehow. The en.wiki user en:User:ArielGold recently unified her account. See her SUL listing here. She has been successful on all wikis except the ms.wiki (Malay). There are two crats on ms.wiki, ms:Perbincangan_Pengguna:Yosri and ms:Perbincangan_Pengguna:Aurora (Yosri and Aurora's talk pages). They both speak English. See the threads here: ms:Perbincangan_Pengguna:Yosri#Crat_to_crat_help and ms:Perbincangan_Pengguna:Aurora#SUL_crat_help. There is also some talk on my ms.wiki talk page here: ms:Perbincangan_Pengguna:Rlevse#ArielGold. The original ms.wiki user was blocked as a vandal (obviously not the same person as the real ArielGold). The two ms.wiki crats have tried to help. However, every time they do something, the real ArielGold still can't log in. It should be as simple as the crats renaming the account and her simply logging in, but it never works. The two crats also seem to recreate the ArielGold ms.wiki user page. Is there anything you can do to help her? The home user talk page is on en.wiki here: en:User_talk:ArielGold. Here is the ms.wiki account listing: [4]. These crats are clearly okay with this, but looking back over it and talking with RyanPostlethwaite, it appears though they said they renamed it, all they keep doing is deleting the page. Can you just rename it for ArielGold and tell her it's done on her en.wiki talk page and email her so she gets the news right away? Thanks. RlevseTalk 21:24, 1 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thank you so much! Whatever you did fixed it. Last night, I tried again, and it would not allow me to log in with my SUL, but I was able to do so just now. What I don't understand, is why another account titled ArielGold (SUL) was created, and the main username was redirected to that. (See history here, and the account listing showing yet another new account from last night. I went ahead and tagged the SUL name as well, but it seems like that's not the proper format for a unified login on another Wiki, as none of my other accounts have that (SUL) following their name. I'd say that account could be safely nuked, if needed. :) Thanks again! ArielGold 21:08, 2 September 2008 (UTC)Reply
Yep, mucho gracias Dan!RlevseTalk 21:24, 2 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

Rlevse was kind enough to point me your way, I have a similar problem on with one of my accounts here. I created it a while back and cannot remember the password, it's my last one to complete my account unification. My main account is en:User:Dreadstar. Thanks! Dreadstar 06:13, 3 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

SUL help


I am the global user JoJo. Rlevse is my husband and he's helping me join my accounts. See my en and meta userpages. R has helped me contact crats on the other wikis (he knows how to find them). But pdc wiki has no crat so he said I should ask you. The pdc JoJo only has two edits and R says (he speaks some German) they look like talk edits. Can you usurp the pdc JoJo for me? My SUL is here. Pls email me or respond on my meta or en page. Thank you. JojoTalk 15:55, 14 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

SUL again


Hi. I make accounts on nl, no, and zh wiki and they are on my SUL but not attached. I also make accounts on nl wikimedia, ja wiki, and he wiki but they not on my SUL. Can you help? JojoTalk 23:41, 26 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

Relax dear, it just took sometime for them all to process in the SUL system. Dan, this fire alarm is turned off now, haha. RlevseTalk 01:20, 27 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

October admin confirmations


Just to let you know that, per Meta:Admin#Poll after a year, your local rights on meta are up for their annual reconfirmation at Meta:Administrators/confirm. WJBscribe (talk) 21:59, 7 October 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thank you!


Thank you for reviewing my RfB close at Simple English Wikipedia. If you're interested in how things worked out, see this decision which I posted in this discussion. Coppertwig 01:12, 12 November 2008 (UTC)Reply



Hi! What about User:Freewayguy? Do you know him? --Roberto Mura 04:29, 12 November 2008 (UTC) (wikitalk)Reply



Hi! I saw that you are steward on meta and bureaucrat on en.wikipedia so I need little help from you about one problem. I tried to manage my global account (SUL) but I could not do that because I realized that there are other accounts with the same name on other wikimedia projects (http://toolserver.org/~vvv/sulutil.php?user=conquistador). All these accounts are inactive, except on the Portugese Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org, en.wikiquote.org, es.wikipedia.org, fr.wikipedia.org, ja.wikipedia.org, nl.wikipedia.org, pl.wikipedia.org, pt.wikipedia.org, tr.wikipedia.org, zh.wikipedia.org). There is one account that was edited and filled with some data. That user has not edited his account since the 21st December 2005, the same day he opened his account. Furthermore, he has made only 5 edits in total. I opened my account on the Croatian Wikipedia on the 3rd May 2005 and I have made 1128 edits since then. According to Help:SUL I have the superior claim on this username, so I am asking you if you could help me in merging these accounts with mine, so I could have global account. Thanking you in advance. --Conquistador (talk) 01:58, 9 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

steward handbook


I added a section on communicating with [other] stewards to the page; where do you think it fits into the pageflow? It occurs to me that there's no public place to see or engage in discussions with stewards or about the process / outstanding requests. -- sj | help translate |+ 03:57, 1 March 2009 (UTC)Reply



Check email. Important. RlevseTalk 23:43, 15 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

Steward requests/Permissions


Thanks. Vyk 14:23, 5 August 2009 (UTC)Reply

Help on Oriya Wikipedia


Hello. I'm a new contributor on Oriya Wikipedia (its a very small one). I've adding new pages and stubs. But there's no way to link them from main page. The only way to access them is via 'random article' link or searching for it. There's a serious need for adding the link to a contents page on the Main page. Also the main page requires some serious editing for grammatical mistakes. I could find no local sysops to deal with it. So I'm contacting you. Hope you're able to help. Thanks in advance. -- Coldbreeze16 11:29, 12 August 2009 (UTC)Reply

Spam accounts


Hello, thanks for your help locking those spammers. Regarding Desiphral, he is indeed the only sysop on rmywiki. See Wikimedia_Forum/Archives/2009-07#The_Vlax_Romani_Wikipedia_and_its_compromised_admin for more info. Don't know if any action is warranted right now unless he spammed on rmywiki also. Triplestop 19:36, 18 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

CU on hu.wiki


Hello, after 5 months I removed your CU status on hu.wiki. I removed it, because it looked like a temporary access. LeinaD (t) 10:52, 29 September 2009 (UTC)Reply



Check email. Important. Guido den Broeder 21:51, 2 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

I haven't received anything yet. — Dan | talk 01:10, 3 October 2009 (UTC)Reply
I mailed you on September 18. Perhaps your email address needs an update? Guido den Broeder 09:49, 3 October 2009 (UTC)Reply
Please read your mail where I ask you to check this talkpage. Guido den Broeder 10:41, 10 October 2009 (UTC)Reply
Oh dear, my apologies; very busy offwiki lately. I'll get back to you as soon as I can - this evening, I hope. — Dan | talk 21:53, 10 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

CU on tr.wp


Hi Dan,

I guess you forgot to remove your CU status on tr.wp. Just wanted to let you know.


Vito Genovese 18:07, 6 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

Ah, right you are. I've removed the flag. — Dan | talk 18:53, 6 December 2009 (UTC)Reply



What you been up to lately? RlevseTalk 18:04, 25 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

Notice of removal of adminship


Dear Rdsmith4, 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 2010 for details. Kind regards, --dferg ☎ talk 14:32, 25 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

:-( — Dan | talk 16:29, 25 October 2010 (UTC)Reply
You can always run for RfA again if you like. Tiptoety talk 18:32, 25 October 2010 (UTC)Reply
Personally I've always appreciated your work here, Dan. I hope we can continue benefiting from it in the future :-) so if you feel you can/want to do more admin-like tasks here again I will happily support your nomination :-) --dferg ☎ talk 18:42, 25 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

Long time no see


Hey. Looking at your contributions, it seems you're as inactive as I thought you were. I hope you're enjoying whatever's been keeping you distracted. :-) And, of course, I hope you'll return at some point; we could always use your brand of sanity and sense. Cheers. --MZMcBride 09:59, 29 December 2010 (UTC)Reply

it.Brancusi and en.Brancusi


Hello, I'm an italian wiki user. My user name is Brancusi. I am a Wikipedia user since January 10, 2007. On March 07, 2011 I did the global account. I've seen that there is a user named Brancusi like me on en.wikipedia that has been registered since October 26, 2007, but with no edit. I would like to add that account to my Brancusi global account. I read that I have to ask to an english Bureaucrat to obtain it. So I ask you. The English Brancusi account is an inactive account. You could rename it so that I can add en.Brancusi to my global account? Thanks in advance for your answer, my best regards. --Brancusi 18:02, 20 March 2011 (UTC)Reply

Problem completely solved: sorry for thist useless message :) --Brancusi 00:44, 21 March 2011 (UTC)Reply

licensing Fed Reserve image for Documentary


I'm a producer helping out with visual acquisitions for a new documentary. We would like to use your image called "File:Federal Reserve.jpg". Unfortunately, since we have licensed other 3rd party material, we are unable to do a CC license. Are you open to providing permissions for us to use this image in our doc? Pls let me know if you'd like to get more details. I can be found at rivkahbeth at hot mail {dot} com. thanks for your attention and great photo! Rivkahbeth 23:02, 6 September 2011 (UTC)Reply