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Street names of George Town, Penang[edit]

Dear Andrew

Oh I thought you meant on the Street Names page. Okay, I get you now.

I'll amend the Street Names Wiki to show three possibilities and let any knowledgeable person eliminate the wrong ones.

Cheers.

Jeffery


Dear Andrew

I only see one Birch in the list. The same Birch appears in 3 columns for Malay Road Name, English Road Name, And Notable the Road is named after.

Am I reading it wrong?

jefferyseow (talk) 22:08, 24 August 2008 (UTC)



Dear Andrew

Re Street names of George Town, Penang. In my recent research on the governors of Penang (Superintendents, Lieutenant-Governors, Governors, Resident Councillors etc.) I saw that Arthur Nonus Birch was Acting Lieutenant-Governor of Penang from 1871 to 1872.

The list of Street Names attributes Birch Road to JWW Birch, Resident Perak, which sounds reasonable had I not come across Arthur Nonus Birch was Acting Lieutenant-Governor of Penang which seems more relevant.

Would you, in your own research be able to shed light on this?

Thank you.

jefferyseow (talk) 18:43, 24 August 2008 (UTC) ---

Archived talk

Could You Help Us With A Matter?[edit]

Hello Andrew. You seemed to be a fairly on-the-level fellow, and your indication of yourself as a lawyer suggests that as well. While I know that generally administrators needn't be consulted on the verge of edit-wars -- my understanding is that the resolution process will usually do the trick -- I have a strong feeling you could sort things out for us rather quickly.

There's an edit war regarding the Kevin James article. Though there's consensus that the article should be included, there's some pretty stern disagreement as to what ought be included. For what it's worth, I think this is the best version: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kevin_James_%28broadcaster%29&direction=prev&oldid=212799700

But... that's just my personal opinion.

At any rate, if you could briefly visit this article and decide if there's anything you might be able to do to sort out things, it'd be most appreciated. --AlphaFactor (talk) 09:28, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Hey Admin user, please help[edit]

Hi, I put in so much time and research to develop an article about Sophie Koh (just type her name in the search box) and now it's up for deletion because apparently a user accused me of breaching Wikipedia's deletion policy, and never intended or even did that. "This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia's deletion policy." Please help save the article from being deleted. Cheers! ~AMscissorsister

Hi. I am not an administrator, but I would like to know where or if there is a page that contains a list of all of the markers or tags you can put on a person's page to let them and other users know that it needs to be fixed (i.e. Neutrality, Wikify, Cleanup, etc.) Thank you in advance! -- Jared 18:59, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

ndewo![edit]

This is the greetings of the Ibos of Nigeria, we are having an explosion of internet activities in nigeria and I believe that the wiki project will be good in nigeria, how can i contribute or have a site that is fully on information on nigeria.

Greetings!

I was hoping I might be able to recruit you to the Malay wikipedia. Judging from your contributions, you seem to know a bit about Malaysia and (here's hoping) the Malay language. It sure would be nice if ms:Pengguna:Yosri wasn't the only Malayophone around :-)

Cheers, -- Kowey 15:54, 4 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Well... too bad about the lack of Malay, but thanks for your response and feel free to spread the word if you know any Malay readers. Best. -- Kowey 13:03, 6 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Counties[edit]

After both sides put their case forward, the policy at Wikipedia:Naming conventions (places) met to general approval (dissent only coming from partisans of the other side). Please respect this. Morwen 20:07, Feb 9, 2004 (UTC)


Thanks. My apologies for being hasty. I saw the change you made to Peterborough (putting the traditional county first), and saw red. I hope you can understand my relation in context, where I have spent several weeks trying to clean up all traces of things like 'Brixton is a place in Surrey, England within the former metropolitan "county" of Greater London and in the London Borough of Lambeth. '. This person even moved the article about Herefordshire to English unitary district of county of Herefordshire! Morwen 14:33, Feb 10, 2004 (UTC)

Christ Church[edit]

You might be an insider, but the following extract is from the college's site:

Christ Church, known as ‘The House’, was founded in 1525 by Cardinal Wolsey as Cardinal College, with funds from the suppression of the Priory of St. Frideswide. [1]

Best regards, and thanks for your additions, BTW. Kokiri 00:15, 4 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for your (extensive) clarifications on my talk page. Seems the university got it wrong then... --Kokiri 09:31, 6 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Administrators[edit]

S4 of the Constitution does not use the word Administator, let alone give the full title. The GG's website says: "The Constitution (Section 4) and the Letters Patent (relating to the Office of the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia) provide for The Queen to appoint an Administrator of the Commonwealth. By convention, the longest serving State Governor is appointed as Administrator when the Governor-General is out of the country, ill or when the position of Governor-General is vacant." The link to the Letters Patent, however, shows that the full title is not used there either.

"administrator of the commonwealth" gets 355 Google hits, while "administrator of the government of the commonwealth" gets 111. Among these there are examples of the "formal" use of both variants.

For example: "I, GUY STEPHEN MONTAGUE GREEN, Administrator of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the A New Tax System (Commonwealth-State Financial Arrangements) Act 1999."

And: "(f) any evidence received by, and any matters submitted to, the Honourable James Henry Muirhead under the Commission of inquiry issued to him on 16 October 1987 by Our Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia by Letters Patent (as subsequently varied)"

It therefore seems that the title does not have formal status in either variant. Given this, I would suggest that the shorter version be used, while noting that the longer one is used, sometimes, in official documents. Neither the GG nor the Administrator "administer the government," the PM does that, and it seems unlikely that such a misleading title would have been deliberately chosen.

Adam 01:44, 2 Apr 2004 (UTC)

I have tried to resolve this issue by creating a new article. Administrator (Australia) which explains the use of both variants of the title. Adam 05:53, 3 Apr 2004 (UTC)


Andrew Following your edit we now have these two paras

Most of the British Governors-General were peers: of the two who were not, Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson was a knight and Field Marshal Sir William Slim, was both a knight and a serving Field-Marshal. Of the Australian Governors-General, Casey was a peer and all the others were knights until the appointment of Hayden in 1988. All Governors-General down to Stephen were members of the British Privy Council and thus had the additional title "Right Honourable." Australian appointments to the Privy ceased in 1983.
Hayden is thus the only Governor-General to have had no title at all. A strong feeling persists that the Governor-General ought to have a title of some sort. However, when Bishop Hollingworth (as he was then known) obtained a Lambeth doctorate (by which he was subsequently known) from the Archbishop of Canterbury shortly before assuming office, there was some discussion in the press about whether the doctorate was a substantive degree or merely honorary, and whether the reason for its granting was to downplay Hollingworth's continuing episcopal status.

The problem is that the text as you have written it is a non sequitur. The section is supposed to be about the evolution of GGs' titles, from aristocratic titles to plain Bill Hayden. The section you have added does not develop this point but veers off to discuss the nature and purpose of the Lambeth degree, which ought to be discussed at the Hollingworth article. I am going to restore some of the original wording to re-establish the continuity of the paragraph. Adam 00:56, 5 Apr 2004 (UTC)

British Empire[edit]

Thanks for retaining the photo. I think your caption is well done: explicit is often better.

I have enjoyed looking at some of the topics to which you have contributed.

Best wishes,
--Wighson 05:30, 2004 Apr 5 (UTC)


Penang Hokkien[edit]

Fabulous work at Penang Hokkien. I will nominate you to be an administrator. Are you an Oxonian? (I am one of the founders of Holopedia.) -- Kaihsu 20:47, 2004 May 8 (UTC)

Please could you respond at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship to say whether or not you accept the nomincation for adminship. Thanks. Angela. 03:35, May 15, 2004 (UTC)

adminship[edit]

A consensus has been reached by your peers that you should be an admin. I have made it so. Please review Wikipedia:Administrators' reading list and keep up the great work. Sincerely, Kingturtle 23:01, 15 May 2004 (UTC)

Queen of Australia[edit]

You say: "when the Queen visits the United States she sometimes does so as Queen of Canada." I have never heard of this, and it strikes me as unlikely. Can you cite some evidence? Adam 09:39, 16 May 2004 (UTC)

Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis[edit]

Umm, do you have a really, really good reason for moving Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police to Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis? In particular, can you show me something to suggest that there is a body called the Police of the Metropolis in the UNited Kingdom? If not, can you move it back, please? Penfold 09:44, 6 Jun 2004 (UTC)


Listings of Historical Privy Counsellors[edit]

Moved to Wikipedia:Request_for_immediate_removal_of_copyright_violation

Need support on an undelete. Talk:Nazism/Seperate-National Socialism I would like your support to undelete this and restore as a proper standing article. Some content was moved to the Nazism article and has been made a redirect. The Nazi article is too long. *National Socialism* was not created by either Mussolini nor Hitler and the history of its development needs to have a seperate article upon it. Please see Wikipedia:Votes for undeletion.WHEELER 18:32, 24 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 1000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

Option 1
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

OR

Option 2
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions to any [[U.S. state]], county, or city article as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" with "{{MultiLicensePD}}". If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know what you think at my talk page. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. -- Ram-Man (comment| talk)

RFC pages on VfD[edit]

Should RFC pages be placed on VfD to be deleted? I'm considering removing Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Slrubenstein, Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Jwrosenzweig and Wikipedia:Requests for comment/John Kenney from WP:VFD. Each of them was listed by CheeseDreams. Your comments on whether I should do this would be appreciated. - Ta bu shi da yu 03:16, 10 Dec 2004 (UTC)


Unverified image[edit]

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Yongle Encyclopedia[edit]

Hi, You mentioned in this edit that the Encyclopedia was destroyed "in a fire started by imperial Chinese forces attacking the neighbouring British legation" and was subsequently "rescued" by Western forces. I'd like to check your sources for this as backup? Thanks. Mandel 23:29, Mar 6, 2005 (UTC)

ALSO:

Request page protection for article[edit]

Would you page protect the pages below please as Violetriga's unilateral reverting of my adding a balanced view is against policy. It is not allowed to revert such an edit, rather adding the balanced opposing view to an article is good policy. Also Violetriga has abused the 3 revert rule here and also broken the policy of starting an edit war rather than discussion.Kreen

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Report Vandalism by --Mel Etitis and --Ragib[edit]

Dear Admin,

User --Ragib and --Mel Etitis are contionusly vandal the article rohingya. please see it in http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rohingya&action=history. Such Violaton shall be stop . please keep wiki standard updated .violations would not be accepted by any reader of wikipedia . go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Vandalism. please advice. Thanks,--Bobjack 14:29, 12 August 2005 (UTC)

Belated birthday[edit]

User:Jenmoa/birthday --User:Jenmoa 00:11, 17 August 2005 (UTC)

Image:Gb-bluen.gif has been listed for deletion[edit]

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Image Tagging Image:Judge.jpg[edit]

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Academic dress/Academic regalia[edit]

Hello. I see that you have reverted my edit to the Academic dress page. I had redirected it to " Academic regalia " since this term is more explicit. It is also the more commonly used term to describe the subject, at least here in the United States. We should attempt to clarify this together since, as it now stands, there are two identical articles with differing titles. Please feel free to comment on my talk page. --Droitet 16:00, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

In the United States, "dress" usually refers to the feminine garment. "Attire" or "costume" is usually used in its stead in such a context. Hence "Evening attire" is used to describe formalwear (another Americanism) for either gender, while "Evening dress" would refer only to a woman's outfit. What you might term a "fancy dress party" is called a "costume party" in the US, since "fancy dress" would again imply elegant gowns or dresses. Similarly, "Academic dress" could be confused for the academic gown itself as opposed to the entire ensemble. It is with this logic that I made the initial change to "Academic regalia." Is this term obsolete in British English? Perhaps we should bring in more perspectives. I will leave your edit as it is for the moment, though I do not find it entirely satisfactory. --Droitet 16:28, 6 January 2006 (UTC)
Discussion copied to the talk page of academic dress. Andrew Yong 11:09, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

British and Commonwealth orders and decorations[edit]

In response to your comment on Talk:British and Commonwealth orders and decorations (this was over two years back!) about a combined Commonwealth list of just whole Orders, I suggest you see British and Commonwealth orders and decorations#Summary of Orders. 202.0.40.55 03:22, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

Midshipman[edit]

Concerning the image of the gorget patch for midshipmen: What would make the image suitable in your opinion?

I recognise the button needs dressing up with a crown and anchor, but I don't think there is anything else wrong with the diagram. Its SVG after all and scales to any size.

Greentubing 20:56, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

Malaysian citizenship[edit]

it wasn't me that added that originally. I merely transfered it from Malaysia to that page. __earth (Talk) 14:36, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Midshipman.jpg[edit]

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Talk Ex-Yugoslavia[edit]

Talk:Kosovo#2 Administrator for Ex-Yugoslavien articels in Wikipedia- The voice of Kosovar

Talk Ex-Yugoslavia

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Question?[edit]

hi, i have a specific question to ask you. could you please contact me by email? thanks Paul Dehaye

Andrew73[edit]

ANDREW 73 Andrew 73 has broken the 3RR on my user page by vandalising it. Please take appropriate action. --Zamalek 21:18, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

This user is a potential sock puppet of the banned user GeneralTojo (see Wikipedia:Requests_for_checkuser/Case/General_Tojo), based on his contributions. I'm surprised that this individual has not stated to the contrary. Other users have expressed similar concern: [2] and [3]. Finally, I've reverted three times, not more than three in the past 24 hours, of what is likely vandalism on this user's part in removing the tag! Andrew73 21:31, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Sommerset's Case[edit]

Good clean-up on Sommerset's Case. I had been meaning to do a proper clean-up (instead of piecemeal changes) for some time now, but you save me the trouble (and did a much better job). I am guessing from your choice of articles that you and I pretty much constitute the fraternity of Wikipedian Oxonian lawyers. Plenty of work ahead for us to do in the legal articles on Wikipedia... Legis 11:11, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

I reverted your talk page[edit]

Just leaving you a note to explain why I reverted your talk page: the text I removed was a spurious/vexatious request from User:HotHotSoup, the latest sockpuppet of User:PoolGuy, spamming the talk pages of admins (and a few non-admins), and apparently working alphabetically. Contributions of a banned user may be reverted by anyone, but if you would still like the message to be included here, feel free to revert back. Stifle (talk) 17:40, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Happy Birthday![edit]

Nuvola apps cookie.png Just a happy Birthday message to you, Andrew Yong, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day!

JFace-grin.svgrcog@Insert something here 00:21, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

Balloons-aj.png The Wikipedia Birthday Committee wishes you a very happy birthday! Enjoy your special day.

Many happy returns and enjoy the day! Thistheman 05:24, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

Possibly unfree Image:British look-alike passport.jpg[edit]

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WikiProject University of Oxford[edit]

WikiProject University of Oklahoma

As a current or past contributor to a related article, I thought I'd let you know about WikiProject University of Oxford, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of the University of Oxford. If you would like to participate, you can visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks and related articles. Thanks! Casper Gutman 15:32, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Help[edit]

Hi, can you take a look here, and answer if you can? Thanx --80.117.119.40 22:40, 3 May 2007 (UTC) Ps:my talk is here

Orphaned fair use image (Image:Commissionscroll.jpg)[edit]

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Urgent deletion for Albert Digaev article[edit]

Hello! I have come to ask you something important. The Albert Digaev article has been repeatedly vandalized yesterday, and Albert himself has asked that it be removed entirely due to security reasons, and he is considering notifying the FBI to find the person who has vandalized the article. I was hoping to see if you could get this page removed. Thanks --Samian 12:48, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of British and United States military ranks compared[edit]

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Malaysian?[edit]

Hi, nice to meet you, are you a Malaysian? If so, you're the 2nd M'sian admin I've met here... --Edmund the King of the Woods! 17:48, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Classification of admins[edit]

Hi Andrew Yong. Please consider adding your admin username to the growing list at Classification of admins. Best! -- Jreferee t/c 22:53, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

SEA Games 2007[edit]

Dear Andrew Yong, please make the correction of the article about football in 2007 SEA Games. It's write all about the 2005 SEA Games. Please help me to make the good of this article. Thank you. Albert@Indonesia To make relation ship with me, you can click this link. —Preceding comment was added at 11:11, 2 December 2007 (UTC)


A new Oxbridge user box[edit]

Andrew Yong...I am currently in the process of writing a user box for all of the colleges that are part of Oxbridge. This template is meant to replace your current college template. Please take a look at the work in progress and comment on it. My main concerns are college abbreviations and color choice. I am using scarf colors for the colleges. Thank you. - LA @ 17:45, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Request for pinyin user template[edit]

Hi,

Is there a user template on english wikipedia for members who can read & write hanyu pinyin? If not, is it posible to creat one?

Sanket ar (talk) 21:04, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Beijing[edit]

Hey Andrew Yong! I'm currently planning the launch of the WikiProject Beijing, depending on if enough other editors would be interested in such a project. I saw you have edited the main Beijing page recently or in several times in the past and therefor might be interested. If you are, please sign: User:Poeloq/WikiProject_Beijing. As I am posting this to quite a few editors, I am not watching your page and would ask you to reply with any comment or questions on my talk page. Cheers, Poeloq (talk) 21:21, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Malaysian Ringgit[edit]

Just curious .. you have something against Teochews? ;) The entry which you edited and changed was etymologically correct. The only reason I could deduce is that Hokkien is spoken more widely than Teochew. Still, that doesn't really justify a wholesale replacement eh? :) - - Bob K | Talk 12:43, 22 August 2008 (UTC) Bold text

Oxford Wikimania 2010 and Wikimedia UK v2.0 Notice[edit]

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We look forward to hearing from you soon, and we send our apologies for this automated intrusion onto your talk page!

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Image copyright problem with Image:Penang coat of arms.jpg[edit]

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A Question.[edit]

I have an inquiry, what is the lower age limit for being accepted as an admin here on wikipedia? I ask as there seem to be a lot of school kids, ie, those under the age of 18, who are admins. They seem to delete, ban, block, edit wikipedia at times when they do not l ike an certtain article.

This seems fairly unique as most sites will not allow anyone to be and admin, sysop, modderator unless they are 18 or over. Please reply here as my IP address changes as and when I log onto the Internet. 79.74.37.50 (talk) 16:18, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Tags[edit]

Please do not remove fact and original research tags. Instead of removing them, you need to provide references which explicitly reach the same conclusion as the contributions you have made. The Red Hat of Pat Ferrick t 00:57, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Because it does not explicitly reach the same conclusion that you have posted. You, yourself, are interpreting a ruling/judgement (whatever the correct term is). The only statement which would not be synthesis would be one along the lines of "In Bancoult No. 2, it was ruled that such-and-such" or "such-and-such were referred to as subjects". The Red Hat of Pat Ferrick t 01:03, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
Can you please also add a page number for the "Migration and Refugee Law in Australia" reference? Thanks. The Red Hat of Pat Ferrick t 03:00, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image (Image:Coat of arms of the Municipal Council of Penang Island.gif)[edit]

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WP:Hornbook -- a new WP:Law task force for the J.D. curriculum[edit]

Hi Andrew Yong,

I'm asking Wikipedians who are interested in United States legal articles to take a look at WP:Hornbook, the new "JD curriculum task force".

Our mission is to assimilate into Wikipedia all the insights of an American law school education, by reducing hornbooks to footnotes.

  • Over the course of a semester, each subpage will shift its focus to track the unfolding curriculum(s) for classes using that casebook around the country.
  • It will also feature an extensive, hyperlinked "index" or "outline" to that casebook, pointing to pages, headers, or {{anchors}} in Wikipedia (example).
  • Individual law schools can freely adapt our casebook outlines to the idiosyncratic curriculum devised by each individual professor.
  • I'm encouraging law students around the country to create local chapters of the club I'm starting at my own law school, "Student WP:Hornbook Editors". Using WP:Hornbook as our headquarters, we're hoping to create a study group so inclusive that nobody will dare not join.

What you can do now:

1. Add WP:Hornbook to your watchlist, {{User Hornbook}} to your userpage, and ~~~~ to Wikipedia:Hornbook/participants.
2. If you're a law student,
(You don't have to start the club, or even be involved in it; just help direct me to someone who might.)
3. Introduce yourself to me. Law editors on Wikipedia are a scarce commodity. Do knock on my talk page if there's an article you'd like help on.

Regards, Andrew Gradman talk/WP:Hornbook 20:26, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Her Majesty's Government talk page[edit]

Hi. I noticed that you have been moving the Her Majesty's Government article around a bit and the UK Government element is now at Government of the United Kingdom. I am not here to argue the merits of the move, but the talk page seems to have gone astray. The current Talk:Her Majesty's Government page discusses issues only related to the UK government, so it should really be moved back to Talk:Government of the United Kingdom.
Can you fix the talk page please? Road Wizard (talk) 13:11, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for File:Commissioningscrollexcerpt.JPG[edit]

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Happy Adminship Anniversary[edit]

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Are you familiar with the British Navy Ensigns? =[edit]

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Andrew Yong,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
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  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

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Nomination of State decoration for deletion[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Andrew Yong.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:46, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Administrators' newsletter - February 2017[edit]

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  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
  • Following the latest RfC concluding that Pending Changes 2 should not be used on the English Wikipedia, an RfC closed with consensus to remove the options for using it from the page protection interface, a change which has now been made. (T156448)
  • The Foundation has announced a new community health initiative to combat harassment. This should bring numerous improvements to tools for admins and CheckUsers in 2017.

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  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

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ArbCom 2018 election voter message[edit]

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ArbCom 2018 election voter message[edit]

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ArbCom 2019 special circular[edit]

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Administrators must secure their accounts

The Arbitration Committee may require a new RfA if your account is compromised.

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This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:17, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)[edit]

ArbCom would like to apologise and correct our previous mass message in light of the response from the community.

Since November 2018, six administrator accounts have been compromised and temporarily desysopped. In an effort to help improve account security, our intention was to remind administrators of existing policies on account security — that they are required to "have strong passwords and follow appropriate personal security practices." We have updated our procedures to ensure that we enforce these policies more strictly in the future. The policies themselves have not changed. In particular, two-factor authentication remains an optional means of adding extra security to your account. The choice not to enable 2FA will not be considered when deciding to restore sysop privileges to administrator accounts that were compromised.

We are sorry for the wording of our previous message, which did not accurately convey this, and deeply regret the tone in which it was delivered.

For the Arbitration Committee, -Cameron11598 21:03, 4 May 2019 (UTC)