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Go Transit[edit]

There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (Canadian stations)#Go station naming regarding station naming conventions for Go Transit. Cards84664 00:53, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

@Cards84664: Why was I notified here? * Pppery * it has begun... 00:57, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
Because of your previous involvement with naming convention discussions. Cards84664 01:04, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

Module RDKTSR moved[edit]

Is there a reason for the move? Ryan (talk) 04:05, 6 April 2020 (UTC)



I understand why you have reverted my edit to Template:Stammbaum, and closed the discussion at TFD as wrong venue. What is the right venue?

The issue is that currently Stammbaum redirects to Template:Family tree which has been deprecated and is being merged with Template:Tree chart. While the syntax of the two is similar, they are not the same. See: Template:Tree chart#Migration from familytree

Having compared Template:Family tree and de:Vorlage:Stammbaum documentation, Family tree is not a direct equivalent of Stammbaum, which means anyone doing an import of a German tree will have to check that it works and if necessary edit it to work with Family tree.

My conclusion is that at some point Stammbaum could redirect to Template:Family tree. If this is going to happen, I'd suggest the sooner it is done the better.

Regards, Tango Mike Bravo (talk) 18:20, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

@Tango Mike Bravo: As Wikipedia:Templates for discussion#What not to propose for discussion here clearly says, template redirects go to Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion, not Wikipedia:Templates for discussion. * Pppery * it has begun... 18:22, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

"Template:Stammbaum" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Template:Stammbaum. Since you had some involvement with the Template:Stammbaum redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tango Mike Bravo (talkcontribs) 17:55, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

Template:Resurrection appearances[edit]

Something went wrong here; thanks for the correction. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 18:46, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

DRN gadget script MediaWiki:Gadget-DRN-wizard.js[edit]

Hey Pppery. See the discussion at WP:IANB#A WP:DRN script has been de-gadgeted and is ready to be renamed . According to User:Xaosflux this renaming may not be needed. What do you think? Is there still a reason to do it if there is no net benefit? It takes an interface administrator to do these moves. EdJohnston (talk) 03:41, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

(edit conflict) I disagree that there is no net benefit to pages, even obscure technical pages like this one, not having misleading names, such as the "gadget-" prefix on something that is not a gadget. The time to argue the merits of my requested move passed when buidhe closed the discussion as "moved". Now is the time to implement it, or go to MRV. * Pppery * it has begun... 03:45, 20 April 2020 (UTC)
How about you make that argument over at WP:IANB. I am bowing out since I don't have the power to do the move. You will be standing by to debug anything that breaks? EdJohnston (talk) 03:50, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

Notice of noticeboard discussion[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. Section is Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard#Creation_requestxaosflux Talk 15:48, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

Cleaning up ANI mess[edit]

Hi Pppery! I noticed you started trying to undo some of the damage caused by the massively blunt rollback of my edits at the ANI thread. I'm not too familiar with how mass rollbacks and un-rollbacks work, but if fixing things up would make it harder to un-rollback, it might be better to hold off. I'm hoping that the mass rollback will be quickly reversed now that the folks there have some context from myself and the VPR closing admin, and it'll be easier to do that in one fell swoop than to try to take everything on piecemeal. Cheers, {{u|Sdkb}}talk 20:03, 8 May 2020 (UTC)

It's too late to "hold off"; I already finished reverting the edits it was clear to me needed reverting (I was being deliberately rather cautious). * Pppery * it has begun... 20:08, 8 May 2020 (UTC)
It was also too late for a clean batch un-rollback even before my edits, given that Andrybak also engaged in piecemeal reverting. * Pppery * it has begun... 20:10, 8 May 2020 (UTC)
Ack, this is a mess; I wish I had seen the thread before it was prematurely closed. I see that there is a request at JzG's talk page to undo the rollback, and hopefully he'll take responsibility for carrying that out. I'll let you know if I spot anything really urgently broken, since I don't think I should be making any template edits directly while the ANI thread is active. Thanks as always for your work in this area. Cheers, {{u|Sdkb}}talk 20:38, 8 May 2020 (UTC)


Hello, what was the reason for removing my CSD tag? - Chris.sherlock (talk) 23:52, 10 May 2020 (UTC)

It was redundant to the {{now commons dated}} later on in the file description, and I didn't realize you were the uploader. * Pppery * it has begun... 23:53, 10 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. - Chris.sherlock (talk) 20:05, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

Untitled post[edit]

Dude, please delete redirect Talk:Milovan Djilas or rename it yourself. Article is Milovan Đilas, but talk page is Djilas. Isn't obvious what I sought to do with speedy deletion? -- Bojan  Talk  —Preceding undated comment added 21:45, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

You requested speedy deletion of a page for a reason that is clearly not one of Wikipedia's strict criteria for speedy deletion. The correct venue would have been WP:RMTR. * Pppery * it has begun... 21:48, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

Could you just delete the redirect, why do we have to have such birocracy? -- Bojan  Talk  21:59, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

... because I'm not an admin, and the redirect has history that needs to be preserved anyway. * Pppery * it has begun... 22:00, 11 May 2020 (UTC)
Sorry, I didn't read well userbox on your user page. -- Bojan  Talk  22:04, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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It's definitely past time you have this one. Your techno-wizardry on templates and modules throughout the project is greatly appreciated! {{u|Sdkb}}talk 22:10, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

Possible Template Issue[edit]


I am wondering if you can pull the template for DRN and see if there were any changes to it? To me, it appears OK, so it may be a BOT thing that I have asked them to give it a swift kick or life support. The bot should be taking what we put in the template and updating our table that we monitor. It looks like it stopped working some time ago and the owner of the bot seems to have vanished. Would I be able to get a copy of all the template changes so I can hopefully determine when this may have happened, please?

  1. Everything else in the table gets updated correctly except case status (hence why I am wondering if it is a template issue).
  2. We leave {{DR case status=}} empty until we the discussion has met the point we can open it. Then we change it to "resolved", "failed", or "closed" of which then the bot is supposed to change the table shown at Template:DRN_case_status
  3. I am also wondering why the 'hide' is located in that same cell. Maybe this is causing it not to update?
  4. I can go into the template and manually enter the numeral equivalent for the color and it works fine (I removed those edits)
  5. I just tried one more thing, but I need for the bot to run. In the actual DR instead of a status word, such as open, I put in the numeral 2 at the s= in the row when editing the template as a whole. *Update - This did not work, the code was still there, however, it was still reflected as new so I went back into the template and put the number corresponding to the color to it. --Galendalia CVU Member \ Chat Me Up 10:33, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

Code Colors and keywords

New case example

(usually left blank to signify new)

Open case example

keyword is open

Needassist case example

keyword is needassist

Review case example

keyword is review

Resolved case example

keyword is resoved

Closed case example

keyword is closed

Failed case example

keyword is failed

On hold case example

keyword is hold

Unknown case example

We do not use this to my knowledge

I appreciate any insight you are able to provide as to what may have changed.
Thanks, Galendalia CVU Member \ Chat Me Up 10:10, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

@Galendalia: I don't exactly understand why I was asked about this, but nevertheless I've taken a quick look at this and observed that
  1. The bot appears to have stopped correctly detecting the status at 17:07, 21 October 2019
  2. The only edit to DRN between the last successful bot edit and the first failed one was Special:Diff/922389728, which does not appear to botch the formatting at all.
  3. DRN had no cases at all for a few days in November 2019, and, when the first case came to break that slump and was put on hold, the bot still failed to detect it as new, ruling out the possibility that Special:Diff/922389728 broke the formatting in some way.
  4. Looking at the bot's source code, which is publicly available here, it defaults to "New" without reporting the error in any way if it encounters an error calculating the status.
  5. The above four things strongly imply that no one other than Hasteur can fix the bot.
  6. Your manual fix could not have possibly done anything, since the bot entirely overwrites the table with each edit.
  7. It looks like it's possible to write a Lua module to reimplement the task of extracting the status from the page, and use it, instead of the passed status parameter, in Template:DRN case status/row. I'll probably get around to coding that later today
* Pppery * it has begun... 13:52, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
And  coded, see Template:DRN case status/sandbox, which has exactly the same wikitext as Template:DRN case status, except for calling Template:DRN case status/row/sandbox instead of Template:DRN case status/row, and nevertheless produces the correct status colors. * Pppery * it has begun... 16:16, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
Hi. I asked you because I see you online a lot and you are also a template editor so I had wanted your input to see if it was broken, which is not as you pointed out (thank you for that). I will have to see about having the bot updated somehow as the programmer is no longer active from what I see in their logs. I had a thought but since the bot would overwrite the template I don't think it will work. I was thinking if we used your template, when the bot updates everything else if your template would color code it.
Thank you for your input, Galendalia CVU Member \ Chat Me Up 17:07, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

MediaWiki files for deletion[edit]

Hello. I've noticed you tagged some MediaWiki pages for deletion. Just to confirm, do you want both the MediaWiki page and its talkpages deleted? (and would I be banned for deleting those?) Rehman 16:24, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

Yes, I want both the MediaWiki page and the corresponding talk page deleted. * Pppery * it has begun... 16:26, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
Done. Cheers, Rehman 16:29, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

United States Legislative District Issue[edit]

Edits per second[edit]

Hi Pppery, in Wikipedia:Statistics edit per second is calculated by {{#expr:({{NUMBEROFEDITS:R}}-843241557)/({{#time:U}}-1530212463) round 1}} = 1.9 .. can you explain how this is calculated? I'm curious but do not understand the hard coded numbers. I assume this shows the average over the lifetime of Wikipedia? -- GreenC 17:40, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

The hardcoded numbers were me substituting {{NUMBEROFEDITS:R}} and {{#time:U}} at the time I made the edit in 2018, which in retrospect seems kind of silly now. * Pppery * it has begun... 18:19, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Awarded for putting up with my malformed edit request in good cheer. Thanks for all the work you do implementing template edit requests quickly! Psiĥedelisto (talkcontribs) please always ping! 01:54, 21 June 2020 (UTC)


Hi, hope you're well! Today I noticed that Module:Transclude was automatically protected and is being used on hundreds of pages. I can't figure out why, do you know?? Sophivorus (talk) 14:00, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

It's required by Module:Mapframe (and the fact that it was template-protected is what lead me to erroneously assume it was used by Module:Excerpt). * Pppery * it has begun... 15:18, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2020 July 16 § Module:Ws[edit]

In future, please feel free to ask me to WP:CSDG7 a template/module before going to TfD, especially in such obvious cases where I'm sure to agree. SNice.svg I have G7'd Module:ws. Psiĥedelisto (talkcontribs) please always ping! 22:02, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

Removal of note on the mbox page[edit]

Moved to Talk:Mbox – * Pppery * it has begun... 17:20, 26 August 2020 (UTC)

Wrong venue[edit]

This went a little confusing for me because I'm not very experienced with Wikipedia, but why, when you closed the discussion as a non-admin, have you marked Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2020 August 27#Template:User 2fa as being in the "wrong venue"? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:46, 7 September 2020 (UTC)


Userboxes should be listed at Miscellany for deletion, regardless of the namespace in which they reside.

TfD was therefore the wrong venue for your proposal, and I closed the discussion accordingly. * Pppery * it has begun... 16:51, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

Quick note on Template talk:Editnotices/Page/Wikipedia talk:RedWarn[edit]

Thanks for your edits to Template talk:Editnotices/Page/Wikipedia talk:RedWarn.

Thanks for the clarification :) Aasim 22:23, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

Mailing list member[edit]

I'm not clear why you didn't try to discuss your change with me before making it (or, for that matter, the original change, which did not point to the deletion discussion or give any indication that the template had been modified). I knew the state of the mailing list member, and I knew the new user name. If they wanted to change it, they could have done it themselves. I hope you will engage in discussion before making further changes. isaacl (talk) 20:13, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

Because I didn't see why either of them would be controversial. Prior to my first edit, the page had not been edited in over 5 years, so I had no reason to think anyone would care about it. The second edit was me attempting to avoid getting into a dispute by rendering it moot, since there was no reason to argue over how to display inactive members when there were no members who are actually inactive, and I assumed you simply weren't aware of the username change. Why do you care so much about the state of a mailing list to which no messages have been sent since 2015? * Pppery * it has begun... 20:27, 11 September 2020 (UTC)
The user in question contributed to the newsletter under that user name. Personally I feel that working groups should be able to organize their workflow as they best see fit, as long as it doesn't interfere with anyone else's workflow. isaacl (talk) 21:17, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

September 2020[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm 2603:9001:6502:4734:8559:3A7A:F0B5:D108. I wanted to let you know that one or more of your recent contributions to Vertical bar have been undone because they did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, please use your sandbox. If you have any questions, you can ask for assistance at the Teahouse. Thank you, 2603:9001:6502:4734:8559:3A7A:F0B5:D108 (talk) 02:21, 13 September 2020 (UTC)

I am clearly not a vandal, as you can see from the fact that I have made over 20,000 edits. WP:DTTR * Pppery * it has begun... 02:26, 13 September 2020 (UTC)


About [1], I was accidentally looking at an outdated page. I just hit edit and in the wikicode I didn't notice the discussion had been closed a few hours ago. I was confused after I published my edit, but you beat me to reverting it. — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 21:36, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

3 Vietnamese page split requests[edit]

How to redirect templates[edit]

Hi Pppery, hope you're well. Very simple question for your here if you have time - how to redirect a template? See for example this page: Wikipedia:Peer review/backlog/items - I'm having some difficulty creating a redirect (currently I'm just directly transcluding it). I'd be grateful if you could have a look so I can learn from what you've done. Cheers --Tom (LT) (talk) 06:28, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

 Done * Pppery * it has begun... 14:18, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
Thanks --Tom (LT) (talk) 22:29, 29 September 2020 (UTC)


I have relieved you of some of your ugh, I hope. --Izno (talk) 00:32, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

No, my complaint was more that FfD has such a large backlog, and thus that my edits were necessary, not about the intricacies of updating the template. * Pppery * it has begun... 00:35, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
Yes, I realized that as being most of it, hence 'some'. :P --Izno (talk) 00:37, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for quickly solving a problem, one of many you have volunteered to tackle. Your work is much appreciated. Lev!vich 03:25, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

Undid revision[edit]

Why did you undo my revision on somebody’s talk page because nobody had posted a message for 14 years and I just wanted to let visitors know. -Cupper52 (talk) 08:48, 11 October 2020 (UTC)


Just as a follow up (as I'm sure you will have noticed) I did find the culprit, fix it, and delete the redirects. Wanted to do damage control before deleting because I had zero idea where the issue was initially. Primefac (talk) 02:05, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

Noinclude list and XFDCloser[edit]

XFDCloser's "quickdelete" functionality on TfDs seems to put templates into holding rather than tag them for deletion. I think this is because User:Pppery/noinclude list transcludes every template there. Is there something you can do to fix that? Thanks, ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 17:47, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

No, that's fundamental to the way the page works (and I've received several questions about it over the years). Strange that this hasn't come up until now, given that that page has existed mostly unchanged since several months before XfDCloser was developed. * Pppery * it has begun... 17:52, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Hmm. Could be something else causing the issue. I'll cross-post this to WP:XFDcloser. Perhaps it's something that script can get around. ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 17:56, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

template with very low uses[edit]

Hi, please take a look in this category. Every template title "Template:[Year] IPL match [n]" has no more than 3/4 transclusion & in future, those template won't be transcluded into any other arctles. I think we should "subst:" them & then delete. Please take a look & nominate for deletion if necessary. Thanks. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 20:47, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

While I agree that, in general, single-use templates shouldn't be allowed, sports templates are far from my area of expertise, so I won't take any further action. * Pppery * it has begun... 20:49, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. I nominated one for deletion. But need some kind of automatic process for others. Can't go to every page & manually tag them. I will see what i can do, may be i will use awb. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 20:57, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

You've got mail[edit]

Hello, Pppery. Please check your email; you've got mail!
It may take a few minutes from the time the email is sent for it to show up in your inbox. You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{ygm}} template.Barkeep49 (talk) 18:47, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

Template:Start date[edit]

Could you remove the TFD template from that page as well? Many thanks! Zeke, the Mad Horrorist (Speak quickly) (Follow my trail) 22:57, 4 November 2020 (UTC)

I can't, because it's fully protected (by virtue of being used on the main page). Template talk:Start date#Fully protected edit request 4 November 2020 * Pppery * it has begun... 22:58, 4 November 2020 (UTC)
Pppery, my apologies: I saw you left the edit request but it didn't register with me what it actually was. My mistake. Zeke, the Mad Horrorist (Speak quickly) (Follow my trail) 23:05, 4 November 2020 (UTC)
Well that's weird, I could have sworn I closed that discussion (along the same lines, mind). Done. Primefac (talk) 01:49, 5 November 2020 (UTC)

Opting out of AfroCine notifications[edit]

Hey there. Would you please be able to opt me out of AfroCine talk page notifications? I'm asking because I see you have been removing users from the list on Meta, but when I tried to remove myself from the list by editing the page, it was disallowed due to a filter that called it "spam", which is ridiculous. I'm not sure why—maybe because I have (next to) no edits on Meta? I find it strange that the talk page messages from AfroCine have a note saying "You can opt-out of this annual reminder from The Afrocine Project by removing your username from this list", but when one tries—or at least when I tried—to do so, they are disallowed. Is there any way to turn off this filter for users who may not have (m)any edits on Meta having their edits filtered when they try to remove themselves from the list? I can't imagine this affects only me. Thanks. Ss112 23:38, 8 November 2020 (UTC)

 Done And posted at m:Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat#Abuse filter false positive. In is indeed the cased that you aren't the only one affected. * Pppery * it has begun... 23:49, 8 November 2020 (UTC)
Oh, I forgot I could check that log. Thanks for your raising this there, but I just wanted to say I'm far from a new user—I just don't use Meta. Thank you! Ss112 23:53, 8 November 2020 (UTC)
Sorry, bad wording on my part. * Pppery * it has begun... 23:54, 8 November 2020 (UTC)

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December 2020[edit]

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Thanks for the tagging[edit]

Indeed, I cannot find any evidence that the plans became reality. And I can find some against it.

In any case, the serious plans for element 119 appear to have progressively gotten delayed and delayed for about a decade by now, and 120 seems to have dropped off the radar and pushed to "after 119". So, I made some updates. Double sharp (talk) 05:19, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

Module:Location map/data/Gilgit Baltistan/doc[edit]

Hello, Pppery,

I'm not sure why you want Module:Location_map/data/Gilgit-Baltistan/doc to be moved to replace the current page when it looks like it is full of error messages, at least with the scripts I have installed. It looks like the current page at this location is superior. Liz Read! Talk! 22:53, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

@Liz: The current page at that title is a transclusion of Module:Location map/data/Gilgit Baltistan/doc. What happened here is that Module:Location map/data/Gilgit Baltistan was moved to Module:Location map/data/Gilgit-Baltistan, including its doc page. The move of the module did not leave a redirect (since modules can't be redirects), but the move of the doc page did. I then tagged the leftover redirect for deletion as G8 (since it was documenting nothing), but before that deletion request could be actioned, the move was reverted (not moving the doc page because my deletion-tagged redirect was in the way). The reason that Module:Location_map/data/Gilgit-Baltistan/doc is erroring is that Module:Location_map/data/Gilgit-Baltistan doesn't exist, and the errors will disappear if you move the page to the correct title. The reason that the page currently there works is that it is a transclusion of the page I want moved there. * Pppery * it has begun... 02:12, 24 December 2020 (UTC)

Happy new year and thanks![edit]

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Discussion at Template talk:No article text § TfD merge nomination[edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Template talk:No article text § TfD merge nomination. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 08:19, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

Need help with Module:Archive index on bnwiki[edit]

Hi, i recently imported Module:Archive index on bnwiki. It works but not fully. Problem is, on bnwiki we use Bengali numeral but i think module looks for English numeral. So, instead of /সংগ্রহশালা ১ module looks for /সংগ্রহশালা 1 . Could you please tell me in which line(s) module looks for this, so i can use something like this to convert en to bn digit. This is the module on bnwiki. Please feel free to edit. Here is a test page, if it works then this page will be much more longer. Thanks. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 01:50, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

@আফতাবুজ্জামান: I've fixed the module in bn:Special:Diff/4808569. Also note that the page you were using as a test page was calling the module incorrectly, passing the parameter |mask=/সংগ্রহশালার <#> when the pages you were trying to index were named starting with সংগ্রহশালা (with one fewer character), which prevented the page from indexing even after fixing the module. I fixed that too in bn:Special:Diff/4808571 * Pppery * it has begun... 02:09, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
Thank you :) --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 02:14, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Do you know who this is?[edit]

Someone took a dislike to you[2]. Do you know who it is? --Malcolmxl5 (talk) 01:31, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

No, and I don't think I have anything to do with it given that their first edit wasn't to a page I have ever interacted with. It looks more like I was (un)lucky enough to make an edit at the time the vandal was active. * Pppery * it has begun... 01:34, 24 January 2021 (UTC)
Yes, probably just some random vandalism. A couple of user talk pages got hit as well. Keep well, --Malcolmxl5 (talk) 02:00, 24 January 2021 (UTC)


Hi Pppery! Would you have any issue with the Boston editnotice sticking around (obviously with the code that makes it appear only on April 1)? There's a good chance someone editing the Boston page some future April 1 won't have seen it yet, and they might get a small kick out of it. Cheers, {{u|Sdkb}}talk 19:42, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

I guess I have no strong objection, although I wouldn't be surprised if someone else discovers the page and tries to nominate it for deletion at some time during the intervening year. * Pppery * it has begun... 19:51, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Quick note on Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion[edit]

Thanks for your edits to Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion.

Where did all the April Fools' nominations go? Aasim (talk) 00:55, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

They were archived to Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Archived debates/April 2021#April 1, 2021 (in a collapse box). * Pppery * it has begun... 00:56, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

A quick note[edit]

Hi Pppery, I noticed that you recreated Idea (philosophy) while I was in the middle of a round-robin page swap. I suppressed the redirect so I could move the holding page Draft:Move/Idea (philosophy) back to Idea (philosophy) and preserve the page history. Just wanted to leave a quick note to make sure there isn't any confusion. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 16:15, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Apologies, didn't realize you were still working when I saw the redlink at VPT. At least it didn't cause any harm since page movers can move pages over single-revision redirects to any target. * Pppery * it has begun... 16:24, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
No worries. It took me a while to complete the page swap because I mistakenly moved the subpages of Idea when beginning the swap and I needed to revert some of my own moves. 🤦 I was granted page mover rights fairly recently and am still getting used to the tools. Everything should be in order now though. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 16:44, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Tagging pages for deletion[edit]

Hello, Pppery,

I just deleted some templates you tagged for speedy deletion. In the future, when you tag a page for deletion (CSD, PROD, AFD/CFD/TFD/etc.), could you post a notice on the talk page of the page creator so they are aware that their page was deleted? Since they don't have access to their deleted contributions, they otherwise may not know that the deletion even happened.

If you utilize Twinkle, and set up your Preferences to "Notify page creator" , the program will post this notice for you any time you tag a page. This makes things very easy. Thank you for all of the work you do! Liz Read! Talk! 21:59, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

Good point. I generally prefer to make edits manually rather than using scripts, but you're right I should be more consistent about notifying the creator. * Pppery * it has begun... 22:03, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

Nonexistent Template[edit]

I made a error proposing the deletion/merge of a non-existent template titled The Super League, while what I wanted was make a proposal for the merge of an article into another. So I have removed the entry from the proposal. I have since made the correct proposal of the article, as well as a proposal for a speedy deletion of the mistakenly-generated "destination" template (which now exists but didn't exist until I made the proposal). --Loginnigol (talk) 18:11, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

I really appreciate you jumping my template request up the queue and actioning it for me. NZFC(talk)(cont) 20:44, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

Closure templates[edit]


Ok so that one made me chuckle. Clearly I've closed a lot of CfDs over the years lol

Thank you very much for catching those : ) - jc37 02:06, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png Just wanted to say thanks a lot for your help as an awesome Wikipedian in general! Your contributions definitely don't go unnoticed.

Keep being amazing! Bsoyka🗣️ 19:59, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

South Georgia (island)[edit]

Thanks for catching that hatnote at South Georgia (island). I actually had the article watchlisted when it was added, but somehow missed it. GA-RT-22 (talk) 02:06, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

AFC redirects and categories[edit]

Can you create some of the requested redirrects and categories per WP:AFC/R? 2601:584:180:3D80:5DA1:C495:3AB4:56C1 (talk) 19:26, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Hey, can you help me?[edit]

Hi Pppery, I met you at Village pump (technical) and then saw a template you put up on some Media wiki election software. So I came here directly for your help. Actually you must've known through all those help-seeking I did at Wikipedia:Village pump (technical) that I was working on creating some templates. These templates were made to be used for recording results of rank-choice voting systems, they are Template:Election box roundwise rank choice begin, Template:Election box roundwise rank choice candidate & Template:Election box roundwise rank choice end. Now, that it has become pretty complicated, and a documentation will be very much required, I need to use some examples over there. So I came up with an idea to hold an election (as per guidelines of WP:FUN) among fellow editors to give them a small break by asking them to rank their favourite fruit, or maybe comic superheroes or something like that, results of which could be used to make the documentation. But I don't know if any of the existing Media wiki softwares can help me in it? Or if using external softwares is acceptable? Can you please help me? Thanks. Cheers! CX Zoom (talk) 23:08, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

I'm not sure what [I] saw a template you put up on some Media wiki election software is referring to, and have no particular interest in this subject matter, so I'd recomment asking someone else or posting this at some more central noticeboard. * Pppery * it has begun... 23:20, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
Well, I was referring to the template you had put here mw:Extension:BucketVoting more than a year ago. But I'm not really sure, where to ask. This, I believe, doesn't belong to any Village pump page out there. Thanks. CX Zoom (talk) 00:19, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
Oh, yes, a few months ago I marked a bunch of extensions on that were clearly not maintained as unmaintained. That doesn't mean I'm interested in the subject in other contexts. I'm not sure either what the best place for this is, but my talk page clearly isn't it. * Pppery * it has begun... 00:22, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
Alright. Thanks. Have a good day. CX Zoom (talk) 10:31, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

Close of move request[edit]

Regarding Template_talk:Box_Drawings_Light_Vertical#Requested_move_19_April_2021 ... you marked this as a non-admin close, but I am an admin. --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 18:39, 16 May 2021 (UTC)

I know you are an admin; the non-admin closure template indicates I'm not one. * Pppery * it has begun... 18:42, 16 May 2021 (UTC)
but ... I closed and not you. Curious about your thinking in this matter. Thanks. --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 01:24, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
The non-admin closure template is immediately followed by signature, which makes it clearly (in my opinion) reference me. I don't feel strongly about this matter, and would be fine with you removing the template, or even reverting my closure entirely and re-closing it with your own signature. * Pppery * it has begun... 01:30, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

Federazione Italiana Canottaggio (Italian Rowing Federation)[edit]

Is it possible to create a {{sports links}} of the athletes referred to in this federation? --Kasper2006 (talk) 16:43, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

Almost anything is theoretically possible, but I have no interest in this particular subject (my edit to {{sports links}} was solely technical gnoming), and thus would recommend asking someone else. * Pppery * it has begun... 16:45, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

Question about template nomination with cross venue notification[edit]

If I'm not mistaken you once nominated a template in RfD (or one of the other venues) and then did a cross nomination notification on TfD. Do you remember what template you used for that? Gonnym (talk) 14:34, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

If you are talking about Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2019 June 26#Template:BOTREQ and Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2019 May 26#Substitution of_Template:Smiley, then I just used standard TfD boilerplate and then the #section-h parser function to transclude the discussion from elsewhere (which I believe I typed manually without substing anything). I have no recollection of starting any other discussion listed at multiple XfD venues. * Pppery * it has begun... 14:39, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
Don't think these were that. Might not have been you. I really don't remember how long ago this was or what it was about. Thanks anyways. --Gonnym (talk) 14:52, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

MusiCCbrainz, not MusiKKbrains please![edit]

Hi Pppery, thanks for changing the AC template. However, all links to MusicBrainz are written with a K instead of a C. Can you change this? Thanks! Fram (talk) 18:32, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

 Done * Pppery * it has begun... 18:36, 7 June 2021 (UTC)
Thanks (have changed the header, didn't realise it looked like some ugly KKK reference, wasn't intentional). Fram (talk) 18:45, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

User:Jimbo Wales Revision 1023984146[edit]

Hi Pppery, I noticed you reverted my edit 1023984146 on Jun 6 with the reason of "See Special:AbuseFilter/803". My original edit was primarily made to remove information about Jimbo's page not being semi-protected, which it's not right now, so could you please explain your reasoning why? Thanks, InvadingInvader (talk) 10:24, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

The page is, functionally, semi-protected, because any edit by a non-autoconfirmed user will be disallowed by the edit filter I linked to. * Pppery * it has begun... 12:43, 8 June 2021 (UTC)
OK thanks for clarifying. I'll add a padlock for clarification.InvadingInvader (talk) 13:40, 8 June 2021 (UTC)
Never mind the padlock...not working. Probably something with perms... InvadingInvader (talk) 13:54, 8 June 2021 (UTC)