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Welcome to Meta! edit

Hello Worm That Turned, and welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). If you would like, feel free to ask me questions on my talk page. Happy editing!

Thanks for the welcome edit

Hi! Thanks for the welcome. I'm only planning to vote on the steward elections for the moment, but if I were to come back to meta, is there anything that needs doing. I know it's a silly question, but any suggestions would be appreciated WormTT 10:00, 18 February 2011 (UTC)Reply

Why would it be a silly question? :) Meta:About Meta is a good place to start, and has links to other important pages like our policies etc. If you're interested in translations, you can contribute to Translation requests and Translation of the week. If not, you can look at other cleanup tasks, participate in discussions at Meta:Babel, or find something that interests you on the Goings-on page. Jafeluv 11:08, 18 February 2011 (UTC)Reply
I'll have a look if when I've next got a free hour or two. Unfortunately I'm a monolinguist - though I can vaguely understand a lot of the latin/greek based languages, I'm sure I'll find so

Re:Username edit

The Worm that Turned, was a book published at the very start of the 1970's..I think in regard to Female Emancipation in the UK — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Nowthenchildren (talk)

I expect it is! Can't say I've read it though. WormTT 07:52, 21 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

Nudge nudge! edit

Hi Worm, you asked for a nudge before the Liverpool meetup on 24 November. Here it is! Hope to see you there, Bazonka (talk) 18:20, 18 November 2012 (UTC)Reply

Invitation to join the Commons mobile uploads testing week edit


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RE: User_talk:Sue_Gardner#Child_protection edit

Philippe replied on Sue's behalf. Just letting you know in case you stopped watching the page. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 03:42, 13 June 2013 (UTC)Reply

"I'm still of the opinion indefinite =/= infinite" edit

"I'm still of the opinion indefinite =/= infinite" - I find that amusing because (on Wikipedia) 6 months implies more than 4 years. Come on, you know how it works. Logic doesn't apply. :) Ottava Rima (talk) 18:25, 29 October 2013 (UTC)Reply

Global renamer edit

Hello, I've just added global renamer rights to your account. Please ensure that you are familiar with the Global rename policy and the policy for Global renamers. Thanks for volunteering! :) Ajraddatz (talk) 15:49, 24 January 2015 (UTC)Reply

Can you change my username into SmollBig Modificator 404 (talk) 17:24, 20 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

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my name edit

Can you change my username Modificator 404 (talk) 17:23, 20 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

JSTOR account redistribution (The Wikipedia Library) edit

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White-list removal edit

My high respect I once held for you has dropped to sub-zero temperatures. It hardly matters to me whether the link is white-listed or not, but I would expect a rationale better than "bad editor wrote it" as justification, especially from you. Could you perhaps provide one to me?--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 21:24, 3 July 2019 (UTC)Reply

"Shouldn't have been done in the first place" is a good enough reason to remove the white-listing. I'm sure I'll go into it further one day, but that day is not today. WormTT 21:55, 3 July 2019 (UTC)Reply
That isn't really "good enough" unless you explain why it shouldn't have been done. I think today is as good a day as any to explain yourself.--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 22:05, 3 July 2019 (UTC)Reply

A comment by Smallbones here seems to suggest the Foundation Trust and Safety Team asked for the mere mention of my piece existing to be removed. Was a similar request made to the Arbitration Committee? If there was then I apologize for my harsh tone above. Your choice of words aside, I can understand fully why you would do it if this was a Foundation request.--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 21:57, 7 July 2019 (UTC)Reply

Do you have a response to my question? Would be very interested to know if the Foundation had requested you remove my piece from the white-list.--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 15:33, 13 July 2019 (UTC)Reply
Hi TDA. I saw an action which was overturning consensus to heighten the furore, which I fixed of my own volition. I won't be going into what drew my attention to that action, but I didn't do it at the direction of anyone. WormTT 07:19, 15 July 2019 (UTC)Reply
Fair enough on the last part, but I do not believe there was any consensus being overturned with the white-listing. The only consensus I am aware of merely said Breitbart could not be used as a reliable source for factual claims on English Wikipedia articles, which no one was suggesting. Breitbart's addition to the black-list was not decided on in that discussion or any other discussion.--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 01:15, 16 July 2019 (UTC)Reply

E-mail edit

I sent you an e-mail yesterday. Did you get it?--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 14:49, 23 August 2019 (UTC)Reply

I did. I've already suggested who you should contact about the matter, and have no intention in engaging "he said, she said". WormTT 08:12, 24 August 2019 (UTC)Reply
Not sure what "he said, she said" could possibly refer to in this context. I already did contact the other person repeatedly after you suggested it, but have not received a response. That is not surprising as the same person stopped responding previously as well.--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 18:18, 24 August 2019 (UTC)Reply
Fair enough, but I also told you I didn't have time to investigate, I don't really have time to be looking into the matter at all, I'm largely ignoring all Arbcom mail at the moment. WormTT 18:27, 24 August 2019 (UTC)Reply
That's alright, the request was sent to the overall Committee last week and I was only wondering if there was an update on that.--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 02:18, 25 August 2019 (UTC)Reply

Don't know if you have more time now, but I sent another e-mail asking about this matter.--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 23:17, 23 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

Sent you another e-mail. Could you forward it to the Committee?--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 02:59, 25 September 2019 (UTC)Reply
Did you get my e-mail? If you did and forwarded it to the Committee would you mind telling me?--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 22:20, 26 September 2019 (UTC)Reply
I got it. Haven't forwarded it yet as I haven't read it yet. I haven't read it yet because it's long WormTT 22:24, 26 September 2019 (UTC)Reply
Have you had an opportunity to read it and forward it on to the Committee yet?--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 16:15, 29 September 2019 (UTC)Reply
No. If you are in a rush, why don't you send it directly to the committee. WormTT 17:15, 29 September 2019 (UTC)Reply
Obviously not in a rush since I am only getting back to you a week later, but have you reviewed the e-mail or forwarded it?--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 21:33, 6 October 2019 (UTC)Reply
I have forwarded to the list, with the intention of keeping in archives, not acting upon old information. WormTT 07:54, 8 October 2019 (UTC)Reply
Okay, thanks.--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 02:10, 9 October 2019 (UTC)Reply