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Tech News: 2021-20[edit]

13:48, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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My diet consists of wet socks and expired ketchup Pink Saffron (talk) 20:31, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

Pink Saffron Thanks? Please enjoy this bottle then, the upload date was in 2007 so most definitely expired by now. --Trialpears (talk) 21:06, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

Just in case[edit]

Hello T. I did think your post at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#A link bot was funny without a hint of snark. I apologize if my post caused offense. Thanks for all you do here at the 'pedia and enjoy the rest of your week. MarnetteD|Talk 21:25, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

MarnetteD not at all! I know it can be difficult to convey tone in text and just wanted to make sure that it wasn't interpreted incorrectly. Have a good week! --Trialpears (talk) 21:50, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks T :-) MarnetteD|Talk 22:56, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

Tech News: 2021-21[edit]

17:05, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

Merchandise giveaway nomination[edit]

A Wikimedia t-shirt!
A token of thanks

Hi Trialpears! I've nominated you to receive a gift from the Wikimedia Foundation. Enjoy! Cheers, {{u|Sdkb}}talk 18:29, 28 May 2021 (UTC)
Sdkb Wow that's increadibly kind of you! I haven't actually looked into this initiative before and it looks quite great. Thanks! --Trialpears (talk) 00:05, 29 May 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, it's definitely a hidden resource! I forget where I first came across it (it wasn't since I was nominated lol), but I've been trying to make it more active recently since there are many many editors who deserve the thanks for hard work (you among them Face-smile.svg). {{u|Sdkb}}talk 03:44, 29 May 2021 (UTC)

edit summary[edit]

Hey, Trialpears! I don't know what this edit summary means -- are you saying we can get rid of the bot parameter in search box template? I'm all for making this the simplest it can be, as it's basically for me and others who can't remember off the top of their heads the required code. And who really don't care to understand the entire process at Help:Archiving, just want to quickly set up archiving while avoiding breaking anything. —valereee (talk) 16:21, 29 May 2021 (UTC)

Valereee The bot parameter just adds what bot archives the page to the archiving notice which I don't think anyone cares about. For all intents and purposes Cluebot and lowercase sigmabot are equivalent, even for people working with archiving like myself. There wasn't any consensus on this point when the feature was added though and I didn't want to stall the addition of the auto archiving notice. What really matters, however, is the archiving period specified with |age=. I noticed Help:Archiving gives some poor advice on this point though which I will fix. --Trialpears (talk) 20:50, 29 May 2021 (UTC)

PearBOT syntax fix request[edit]

Hey Trialpears, can you please ask your wonderful bot to adjust its {{User scripts table}} output like this? The bot is putting text inside a table but outside of any cells, which is causing Linter errors on those template pages. Thanks. – Jonesey95 (talk) 01:20, 30 May 2021 (UTC)

Jonesey95 Will do, I'm not super excited about making it edit outside the Template cache bottom comment, but it seems to be necessary here. --Trialpears (talk) 12:16, 30 May 2021 (UTC)
I suppose you could wrap it in a colspanning borderless row and cell of its own, but whatever happens, it can't just be stray text in between table rows. That makes Linter sad and attracts gnomes, which is the last thing your helpful bot needs. Ugh, gnomes. – Jonesey95 (talk) 13:49, 30 May 2021 (UTC)
Jonesey95 I'll just put it straight after the table close tag. Exam week is starting for me tomorrow though so it will probably have to wait until the end of the week. I'm so sorry to annoy you gnomes now that you're close to emptying all templates of lint errors. --Trialpears (talk) 21:31, 30 May 2021 (UTC)
Just jumping in here to wish you all the best in your exams. MichaelMaggs (talk) 09:00, 31 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! --Trialpears (talk) 11:24, 31 May 2021 (UTC)
”I ... tend to be as easily distracted as a dog seeing a squirrel”. Exam week going well then? MichaelMaggs (talk) 22:29, 3 June 2021 (UTC)
I it went well, though it would have been even better if there weren't so many Wikipedia Squirrels. I should try to hunt them all down before next time... --Trialpears (talk) 10:16, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, should be easy enough to fix up Wikipedia by then. MichaelMaggs (talk) 13:25, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
Jonesey95 Alright it should be all fixed now, there was some added complexity when dealing with noincludes as well but that should be resolved as well. Remaining lint errors should be fixed with the next update (which should be within 24 hours). --Trialpears (talk) 21:11, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
It looks good to me now. Thanks. – Jonesey95 (talk) 16:48, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

Tech News: 2021-22[edit]

17:05, 31 May 2021 (UTC)

Karen Bankhead page[edit]

Hello! Would you consider creating a page for American actress Karen Bankhead? New Attitude (series) on wikipedia. Thank you very much for your consideration! — Preceding unsigned comment added by DaphneeK (talkcontribs) 02:00, 2 June 2021 (UTC)

Hello DaphneeK! I do not plan on creating that article. I would recommend going through the articles for creation process where you create a draft at Draft:Karen Bankhead and submit it for review when you believe it would be ready to be published as an actual article. I also noticed that there has been a previous draft that was deleted in 2015. You could request it being brought back at Wikipedia:Requests for undeletion.
As with all articles it is important that there are multiple reliable sources about the subject. That would not include the imdb page, the fandom wiki, her social media profile and so on. Based on a quick google search I doubt you will find enough sources to get it included, but you're always free to try. --Trialpears (talk) 10:35, 2 June 2021 (UTC)

Question from Diep.Bui.73 (08:09, 3 June 2021)[edit]

Hello Everyone --Diep.Bui.73 (talk) 08:09, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

My question at your RfA[edit]

Hello. I asked a question at your RfA and another user has struck it and is now arguing about it on the talk page. I want you to know it was never my intention to bring any sort of controversy to your RfA. I did not expect a difference of opinion about how RfA is handled to be brought into your RfA like this.

I just want you to know that you can answer or not answer, I am not going to hold it against you either way. I am sincerely curious about what you think, but I am not going to sweat about it. HighInBC Need help? Just ask. 00:46, 6 June 2021 (UTC)


Swedish bot service

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Thank you for quality articles such as Gasklockan, Gothenburg, and the list of countries by Human Development Index by region, for creating bot functions and dealing with templates for discussion, for offering admin service, for "that looks both feasible to do and sensible to put in a template", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

You are recipient no. 2610 of Precious, a prize of QAI. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:40, 6 June 2021 (UTC)

Gerda Arendt Thanks! --Trialpears (talk) 17:31, 6 June 2021 (UTC)

Tech News: 2021-23[edit]

20:01, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Chy is single (talk) 21:41, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

Chy is single Thanks! It's really cute! --Trialpears (talk) 21:44, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you![edit]

Cup-o-coffee-simple.svg Thank you for running with me, and supporting me. You'll be a great admin. Godspeed. ♠Vami_IV†♠ 18:52, 8 June 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm sure you could be a great admin as well some day, but I understand if you never want to try again. It was hard just to read it from my position, I can't imagine how it was for you. You know where to reach me if you want to talk. --Trialpears (talk) 20:24, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

Just to let you know[edit]

Hey, i have hardly seen such a successful RFA before you, just to let you know about that. Sincere congrats.---Wikaviani (talk) (contribs) 20:54, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

Wikaviani Thanks, it has been going better than I ever imagined. --Trialpears (talk) 21:42, 8 June 2021 (UTC)
"Hey, i have hardly seen such a successful RFA before you, just to let you know about that. Sincere congrats." Seconded! Chetsford (talk) 04:51, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

MediaWiki changes[edit]

Anything specifically you're interested in working on / fixing? Always happy to help new interested people get started :) (P.S. I doubt most MediaWiki contributors have a computer degree, I certainly don't) Legoktm (talk) 02:24, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

Legoktm That would be amazing! I sadly don't have much time in the near future (I essentially have a week downtime between exams and a ton of summer projects starting for RfA), but I'll certainly take you up on it in a month or two. There are certainly a ton of things in MediaWiki that would be nice to have improved, but most of them look like very large projects but the tasks tagged as good first tasks look like reasonable ones. I haven't been thinking about what to do next much though since the main reason would be that it's fun to learn new stuff and be able to deal with simple things like the configuration changes I requested for the book namespace. I suspect that I have a few more of a similar nature coming up. --Trialpears (talk) 08:08, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

Too close to call ...[edit]

Boy that RfA is a real nail biter. I'm hoping you can endure through this. Maybe if we can get just one more support in the next few hours you squeak by. Seriously though - Well done and congrats on an amazing RfA. Great responses to questions in tandem with an amazing edit history. Good luck. — Ched (talk) 05:53, 12 June 2021 (UTC)


Congrats! --🏳️‍🌈 Chicdat  Bawk to me! 14:45, 12 June 2021 (UTC)


I have closed your RFA as successful. Congratulations. Useight (talk) 14:47, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

  • Congratulations from me as well. MichaelMaggs (talk) 14:49, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Congratulations Trialpears! -- Asartea Talk | Contribs 14:53, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
    Thanks you all! --Trialpears (talk) 14:55, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
    Adding my voice to the chorus of congrats T. Well done. MarnetteD|Talk 14:59, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
    About time. I had the page watchlisted and had to dig back 2 years to remember why! –xenotalk 15:01, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
    Xeno Thanks! Those words back then had a significant impact on me, it was the first time I thought about adminship more seriously and took me here in some roundabout way. Will probably write more about it in my debrief (coming to a WT:RFA near you in a day or two!). --Trialpears (talk) 15:06, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Congratulations for adminship !!CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 15:05, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Congrats and Best Wishes.Pharaoh of the Wizards (talk) 15:38, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
Congrats..The admins' T-shirt for you.CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 15:05, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Congratulations! Hawkeye7 (discuss) 00:04, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
  • 👍 Like + 1. Congratulations! a perfect RFA run, pretty rare. Amazing work, can't wait to see you in action! 🌀CycloneFootball71🏈 |sandbox 00:51, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Well done. If eventually you get bored scrabbling down the back of the sofa to find the right block message, some kind person put a bit of nifty code into my monobook that gives a dropdown menu for them. ϢereSpielChequers 00:58, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
Enjoy the buttons, Cabayi (talk) 04:43, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Congrats from me as well, well deserved and good luck! Eddie891 Talk Work 13:57, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Congratulations! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to any one of us. I'd recommend going into other admins' common.js pages looking for useful scripts etc. Here's mine for an example. --TheSandDoctor Talk 16:19, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
    TheSandDoctor Good tip, will definitely check out a couple scripts as well as all the new buttons from ones I already use.
    Happy to help any time Face-smile.svg --TheSandDoctor Talk 16:43, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Congratulations. (Sorry for being 2 days late to saying congratulations, but, um, I forgot.) --littleb2009 (she/her) (talkcontribs) 17:28, 14 June 2021 (UTC)


On your RFA! I’m happy yours was stress free. I believe in you. Now get to work!! Celestina007 (talk) 21:34, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

Welcome to the ranks[edit]

Thank you for becoming an administrator, we need all of the help we can get. A perfect run too! Very rare. I almost got a perfect run, but not quite.

If you ever need any help or advice my talk page is always open. HighInBC Need help? Just ask. 22:12, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

HighInBC thanks! will keep that in mind. --Trialpears (talk) 22:52, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
  • I have never seen a perfect run. Congratulations on being my first! Face-smile.svg --TheSandDoctor Talk 16:17, 13 June 2021 (UTC)


Hey, Trialpears! It would be helpful to have the debriefing on a page if only so we can put it into the cat Category:Wikipedia RfA debriefings —valereee (talk) 03:21, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

Valereee, I've now created User:Trialpears/RfA debriefing. Thanks for the reminder! --Trialpears (talk) 08:10, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

New message from Qwerfjkl[edit]

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Hello, Trialpears. You have new messages at Wikipedia talk:Twinkle.
Message added 21:27, 13 June 2021 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

 Qwerfjkl | 𝕋𝔸𝕃𝕂  (please use {{reply to|Qwerfjkl}} on reply) 21:27, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

Merchandise Giveaway Nomination – Successful[edit]

A Wikimeida t-shirt!

Hey Trialpears,

You have been successfully nominated to receive a free t-shirt from the Wikimedia Foundation through our Merchandise Giveaway program. Congratulations and thank you for your hard work! Please email us at and we will send you full details on how to accept your free shirt. Thanks!

On behalf of the Merchandise Giveaway program,

-- janbery (talk) 14:12, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

Really making the admin shirt physical! Thanks again Sdkb! Trialpears (talk) 16:11, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

For you![edit]

Congratulations on your new mop! — xaosflux Talk 17:40, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

I got this mop back in 2006 and it has served me well, so went to the store and got a brand new one for you! Welcome to the admin corps. — xaosflux Talk 17:40, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

Xaosflux Thanks! It will hopefully make a trusty companion for many years just like its been for you. --Trialpears (talk) 18:50, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

Tech News: 2021-24[edit]

20:25, 14 June 2021 (UTC)