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Niranjan Bs Bhumika66 (talk) 03:18, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No, but I see you've already started a draft page at Draft:NIRANJAN BS. You can keep working on it there. GorillaWarfare (she/her • talk) 03:29, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes I have started but it's not working well
I request to do it
I will give the all information please Bhumika66 (talk) 05:49, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No. GorillaWarfare (she/her • talk) 15:55, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(talk page watcher) I agree completely. Random editors can't go around asking random strangers (in ALL CAPS!) to do the lifting on a subject of their interest. I see, by the way, that in the intervening ten days, the editor who offered to "give all the information" has added nothing to the draft. BD2412 T 04:29, 14 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Editor experience invitation[edit]

Hi GorillaWarfare :) I'm looking to interview people here. Feel free to pass if you're not interested. Clovermoss🍀 (talk) 21:56, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – December 2023[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (November 2023).

Administrator changes

renamed BeeblebroxJust Step Sideways

CheckUser changes


Oversight changes


Guideline and policy news


  • Following a motion, the Extended Confirmed Restriction has been amended, removing the allowance for non-extended-confirmed editors to post constructive comments on the "Talk:" namespace. Now, non-extended-confirmed editors may use the "Talk:" namespace solely to make edit requests related to articles within the topic area, provided that their actions are not disruptive.
  • The Arbitration Committee has announced a call for Checkusers and Oversighters, stating that it will currently be accepting applications for CheckUser and/or Oversight permissions at any point in the year.
  • Eligible users are invited to vote on candidates for the Arbitration Committee until 23:59 December 11, 2023 (UTC). Candidate statements can be seen here.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:54, 8 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Article on oldest mosque in Gaza[edit]

Considering Wikipedia is meant to be neutral, the recent addition to the article on the Great Mosque of Gaza is premature and lacks detail. We don’t yet have concrete details around the involvement of the mosque in the ongoing war, which is not mentioned. There should be a mention of the war, as there is mention of every other war in which the structure (originally a church) was destroyed, and it provides necessary context for a researcher’s understanding of this topic. Friendly Fix (talk) 15:37, 10 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Friendly Fix: I would recommend suggesting your edits on the article talk page to achieve consensus. However, I will note that there is a mention of the war already in the article. GorillaWarfare (she/her • talk) 16:32, 10 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nomination of Belal Jadallah for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Belal Jadallah is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Belal Jadallah until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article until the discussion has finished.

बिनोद थारू (talk) 03:44, 14 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Edit filter reports page protection[edit]

Hi GorillaWarfare. It might be worth trying to reduce this to temporary PC protection before the current protection expires. Wikipedia:Edit_filter/False_positives/Reports is very frequently used by IP address editors to report issues with edit filters since IP address editors tend to be singled out by filters. Daniel Quinlan (talk) 04:09, 15 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That was the goal behind the short duration. I don't think PC will be adequate in this case. GorillaWarfare (she/her • talk) 05:00, 15 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This LTA is just going to target a different page; I don't see the point in protection. I understand the need to stop that sort of thing, of course, but this will not do that. Suffusion of Yellow alt 7 (talk) 06:08, 15 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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ShadowWarfare 19:57, 18 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A solstice greeting[edit]

❄️ Happy holidays! ❄️

Hi Molly! I'd like to wish you a splendid solstice season as we wrap up the year. Here is an artwork, made individually for you, to celebrate. Hope it's not too cold up in Boston. Take care, and thanks for all you do to make Wikipedia better!
Solstice Celebration for GorillaWarfare, 2023, DALL·E 3. (View full series) Note: The vibes are winter solsticey. If you're in the southern hemisphere, oops, apologies.
Solstice Celebration for GorillaWarfare, 2023, DALL·E 3.
Note: The vibes are winter solsticey. If you're in the southern hemisphere, oops, apologies.

{{u|Sdkb}}talk 06:39, 24 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you Sdkb! A very happy solstice to you as well. GorillaWarfare (she/her • talk) 16:41, 24 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Season's Greetings[edit]

(Sent: 17:32, 24 December 2023 (UTC)) Shearonink (talk) 17:32, 24 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Season's Greetings[edit]

(Sent: 22:32, 24 December 2023 (UTC))

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--Lajmmoore (talk) 20:17, 28 December 2023 (UTC) via MassMessagingReply[reply]

2024 appeal[edit]

At my previous appeal I was advised to draft my appeal which is at User:Crouch, Swale/Appeal and show it to at least 1 experienced user, as you commented on several of the previous discussions I'm wandering what you think of the draft and if you have any advice, thanks. Crouch, Swale (talk) 21:36, 28 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi. I am not GS and have not actually read your draft appeal. I will note I'm glad you're taking the recommendation previous arbcoms have offered you. Speaking only for myself, we have two complex matters before us at ARCA. I would encourage you @Crouch, Swale to consider waiting rather than filing as soon as you're eligible so that everyone can give this the proper consideration it deserves. Barkeep49 (talk) 20:55, 30 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Barkeep49: I'm assuming you're referring to the GiantSnowman and Antisemitism in Poland requests at ARCA. Crouch, Swale (talk) 09:55, 31 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Correct. Barkeep49 (talk) 10:11, 31 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Barkeep49: Both the GiantSnowman and Antisemitism in Poland cases were closed earlier today. There is now a case about Beeblebrox. Do you think its a good idea to start my appeal? If yes do you have any suggestions about my appeal before I file it? Crouch, Swale (talk) 21:28, 7 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think the timing is fine. I have no substantive comments about your appeal because I haven't read it. Since none has been forthcoming from GW, I'd ecnourage you to see if there was someone else who would be willing to give it to you not because you have to but to increase the odds that you're successful. Perhaps leave a message for Worm That Turned and send him an email? He's mostly inactive but my experience is he checks his email every few days still. Barkeep49 (talk) 21:40, 7 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Barkeep49: WTT has replied saying he's not on Arbcom any more. Regarding the instructions at Special:Diff/1133851301 (1) I have drafted a plan on what I'm planning to do and have not had any articles ending up deleted or draftified/CSD/PROD/AFD, (2) draft the appeal and show it to several experienced editors which I have done, part of that is this discussion, (3) I have considered the feedback I have been given and am asking for anymore here, (4) this appeal will if it follows the first 3 points remove the restrictions so I won't need to have any more motions. Do you have any more advice/suggestions before I file? Is it in the best interest for the project to remove my restrictions? Yes, despite the fact there have been concerns in the past my track record since 2018 has been good, is it in my best interest to have the restrictions removed? Yes, I think I have demonstrated that I'm unlikely to have any significant problems with my work here in 2024 even though that was different in 2010. Crouch, Swale (talk) 21:50, 10 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've also added a bit about my move restriction as well. Crouch, Swale (talk) 21:54, 10 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've offered the feedback I'm going to offer ahead of an actual appeal where I will substantively consider what you're saying. Barkeep49 (talk) 01:34, 11 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:54, 1 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Category:Non-binary computer scientists has been nominated for merging[edit]

Category:Non-binary computer scientists has been nominated for merging. A discussion is taking place to decide whether it complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. Mason (talk) 21:39, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Personal advice[edit]

Can I get some advice on how to handle the talk page at the Babylon Bee?

It's a bit discouraging to have an admin come through and just wholesale take out large sections of text because he doesn't personally like some sources, even if they aren't deprecated anywhere.

But of course he is an admin so I'm worried any objection will result in me being punished or steamrolled.

How should I address this? It feels like he has a free pass on consensus and source standards and gets to veto any discussion he wants. Am I reading this right? It kinda seems like a long term start he has used on other pages as well.

Squatch347 (talk) 00:55, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Squatch347: I wouldn't worry regarding the admin part — per WP:INVOLVED, admins are not supposed to take administrative actions in relation to those they've disagreed with on editing matters. David Gerard is not going to block you or otherwise "punish" you for disagreeing with him.
Regarding the removals discussed and implemented by Aquillon and Gerard, I have to say they do seem reasonable to me. A shorter, high-quality article is often preferable to a longer one that relies on MREL or unreliable sources, and a lot of the claims that were removed were frankly pretty trivial. I don't think readers are going to suffer terribly for not knowing that Dillon has said he wanted to make "comedy that wasn't cheesy", for example — it's really just a trivial sentence. The actual changes to the content of the article were fairly minimal, and many of the removals were simply removing unreliable or questionably reliable sources that were supporting statements already cited to higher-quality sources, without making any changes to the article text.
If you think any of the sources that were removed should be considered reliable sources, you're certainly free to make that point, either on the article talk page or at an outside venue like WP:RSN. However, "it's not deprecated" is not a strong argument that a source is reliable, nor is "it's not listed at WP:RSP". Instead, you should make arguments based in WP:RS for how a source is a reliable source, seeking outside/uninvolved input from RSN if necessary. GorillaWarfare (she/her • talk) 15:42, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ahh, phew. I appreciate the guidance and advice. I'll take a fresh look at it and approach it again maybe without that concern. I'll also take your approach on defending sources in that manner. Do you know if there are any other essays on how to approach source evaluation from a wiki perspective? I ask because source evaluation is a large part of what I do and wiki seems to approach it from a very different framework than, say the Intel community, or Historians. I'm curious if there is additional guidance on the methodology for approach.
Thank you for this.
Squatch347 (talk) 13:48, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
WP:RS is the primary guideline, and there are links to some other resources at Wikipedia:Reliable sources#See also. GorillaWarfare (she/her • talk) 15:22, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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--Lajmmoore (talk 20:22, 25 February 2024 (UTC) via MassMessagingReply[reply]


Hi Molly! I see you reverted a vandalism introduced by a half-illiterate, infantile troll, user He has tried it with three different articles connected to Israel/Palestine, wasting people's time. Here it is. Would you mind taking the necessary steps to have him blocked? Thank you, and keep up the good work! Arminden (talk) 16:46, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page stalker) An IP that hasn't edited in 12 days isn't worth blocking. Likely doesn't attach to the same person anymore. The saying about the horse and when to close the barn door applies. Courcelles (talk) 16:48, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Great video[edit]

Hi Molly. I just watched your YouTube video and found it warm, welcoming, and informative. I'm sure many newbies would benefit from it. Loved seeing you too. You are the real deal. Your heart and mind are in the right place. The world is a much better place because of you, so keep up the good work. You may want to promote the video on your user page. -- Valjean (talk) (PING me) 19:39, 29 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks so much! GorillaWarfare (she/her • talk) 19:47, 29 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Youtube video[edit]

Hi Molly, thank you for your inspiration to make my first edit! OrtusSolis (talk) 17:01, 1 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Welcome, and thank you for all your contributions! GorillaWarfare (she/her • talk) 14:02, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]