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Nomination of White Student Unions for deletion


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WikiProject Women in Red/The World Contest


Hi. This month The Women in Red World Contest is being held to try to produce new articles for as many countries worldwide and occupations as possible. There is over £3000 in prizes to win, including Amazon vouchers and paid subscriptions. Wikimedia UK is putting up £250 specifically for editors who produce the most quality new women bios for British women, with special consideration given to missing notable biographies from the Oxford Dictionary of Biography and Welsh Dictionary of Biography. If you're not interested in prize money yourself but are willing to participate independently this is also fine, but please add any articles created to the bottom of the main contest page even if not competing. Your participation in the contest and contributing articles on British women from your area or wherever would we much appreciated. Thanks.

Constituent countries


Hi there, I remembered that you had commented on the issue fairly recently, and I see that the last post above is on related matters. Do you have a view on this? Mutt Lunker (talk) 13:20, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

I reversed the lot I think and put a note on the editors page -----Snowded TALK 17:41, 19 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for that. For reference, do you know where the material about the agreed position is located?
I notice a certain user has come in for further visits to their old haunts, trying to repurpose another discussion. Mutt Lunker (talk) 18:50, 19 June 2020 (UTC)
It is linked on each Countries talk page. If you mean GoodDay then this edit illustrates the problem. His current interventions on all UK articles are displaying the same behaviours which resulted first in a topic ban and then a wikipedia ban. No one holds an old crime against someone, unless they start to repeat the same crime in which case the same punishment may be appropriate. I think I am going to start assembling examples as a reimposition of the topic ban and also one on commenting without dealing directly with content may be necessary. -----Snowded TALK 07:00, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, it's fairly evident at the England and the Wales talk pages but I think I may have initially just checked the Scotland talk page, where it is much less evident, listed among the FAQs, the content hidden.
I had been aware of GoodDay's widespread fly-in-the-ointment talk page presence in the past and had clocked their subsequent indef. As far as I remember, this was only ever as an observer and I don't think I was ever involved in any direct discussions.
You may have seen that I linked their dubious approach to me in November to promote the term on their behalf, in order to evade scrutiny. They tried to back out sharpish on realising I knew they were returning to the scene of past misdemeanours. When they touted it again here, in response to your comment on their return to old ways, I noted that earlier approach to me. In light of that, I'm not sure whether their responses to me at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_United_Kingdom#Constituent_country and Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Scotland#Constituent_country indicate they'd forgotten they'd already tried that one on me, or that they had remebered and it was a deliberate dig. Mutt Lunker (talk) 10:30, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks - I've given him fair warning -----Snowded TALK 10:47, 20 June 2020 (UTC)

The Signpost: 28 June 2020


User warnings


In case you need help with your irony. --Deepfriedokra (talk)

Thank you for your support on my user talk page. For the future, I think it is preferable to put warnings to other users their user talk page (with an edit summary in case the the warning is deleted), so that if an administrator later reviews the editor's actions the warning is explicit. When appropriate, it also helps to use one of the user talk namespace templates (see WikiProject User warnings). We should assume that an admin will not simply count the warnings, but will use them to help review a the issues. Verbcatcher (talk) 13:38, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

I've been trying to avoid making it formal. but the time may now be there -----Snowded TALK 14:32, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
@Verbcatcher: I think it is becoming a clear case of multiple levels of disruption and an unwillingess to reform or listen so the next stage is probably a case to ANI for a topic pan on anything to do with Perrots, or an 'only proposals on the tale page'. It would be best if s/he learnt how to edit on articles around which there is less personal commiuttment. One of the behaviours is altering source material. I saw you spotted one example of that. If you would let me have the link I can add it into the draft ANI case. I hope that won't be necessary however.-----Snowded TALK 06:55, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
Despite Sirjohnperrot's comments, I have never alleged or implied that he or she has altered source material; I think this is unlikely and I have no reason to suspect it.
The external link I challenged was introduced in these edits, and my comments on it are in here. Sirjohnperrot acknowledged that he or she uploaded this page to archive.org here. Verbcatcher (talk) 13:21, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification will check that out if it becomes necessary -----Snowded TALK 13:23, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for your offer Dave (if I may) I'm Phil btw. You already know you're my all-time favourite editor and that I'm grateful for the valuable guidance received from you, Verbcatcher and everyone else - it is much needed and appreciated. Very happy for you to resume your mentoring if the community approves but it's either a block or a mentor for me, not both. Sirjohnperrot (talk) 10:44, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
Silktort is one of the most experienced and respected Wikipedia editors. If that proposal is accepted you will be blocked and will have a right to appeal that block in a week's time (if it was a community bock it would be six months). The reason for that is for you to provide some evidence to the community that you have understood what went wrong this time and that you don't plan to repeat the behaviour. I'll happily help you work through that. You might get agreeement to no block if (and so far you haven't) you show that evidence now. My earlier suggestion was that you offer to accept a 1RR restriction and to make zero commentary on other editors. That might help, while this "Irony doesn't appear to be your strong suit friend." won't -----Snowded TALK 11:38, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
"You already know you are my all-time favourite editor..." ? Oh jeez ;) GoodDay (talk) 14:45, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
It's a month to the day since I was moved to say that Sirjohnperrot (talk) 21:04, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
Dave that's very kind, I was a bit stunned to read his verdict tbh - "“O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!" Anyway after that I had to give him the chance to put me straight but I suspect he'll pass and it'll be me and you again if you are still up for it. Do you know Elen Wyn Simpson at all? She was very helpful to my wife when researching the Bangor archives - please pass on the good wishes of Anne Rees if you do. Sirjohnperrot (talk) 22:12, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

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