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Please Read This Before Posting on This Talk Page Hello and welcome to my UserTalk page. Please feel free to leave messages for me on this page, or you may "ping" me to indicate that you have responded on your UserTalk page. If you are responding to my comments on an Article or Category Talk page or Wikipedia discussion board, please feel free to respond there as I will most likely have the page Watchlisted while the discussion is pending.--TommyBoy (talk) 01:03, 13 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Here are some links I thought useful:

Feel free to contact me personally with any questions you might have. The Wikipedia:Village pump is also a good place to go for quick answers to general questions. You can sign your name by typing 4 tildes, like this: ~~~~.

Be Bold!

Sam [Spade] 15:47, 11 Nov 2004 (UTC)


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Hi, and welcome to the Biography WikiProject! As you may have guessed, we're a group of editors working to improve Wikipedia's coverage of biographies.

A few features that you might find helpful:

There are a variety of interesting things to do within the project; you're free to participate however much—or little—you like:

  • Starting some new articles? Our article structure tips outlines some things to include.
  • Want to know how good our articles are? The assessment department is working on rating the quality of every biography article in Wikipedia.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask another fellow member, and we'll be happy to help you. Again, welcome! We look forward to seeing you around! plange 19:16, 6 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Welcome to the Military history WikiProject![edit]


SGGH speak! 22:14, 3 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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There hasn't been much activity at WikiProject Missouri or any of its child projects lately, and I saw your name on the list of active participants. If you are willing to jump in again, please consider helping to revive the project:

If you know anyone who might be interested in Missouri (its history, culture, sports, people, places, architecture, etc.), please pass this message along to them! If you are still interested in the project but aren't currently active, please add yourself to the list of inactive participants at the bottom of this list. Thanks!

On behalf of the project,  fetchcomms 21:44, 8 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for responding! Again, if you know anyone else interested, please encourage them to join in. Keep up the good work!  fetchcomms 15:39, 9 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, is currently undergoing a two-month trial scheduled to end 15 August 2010.

Reviewers can review edits made by users who are not autoconfirmed to articles placed under pending changes. Pending changes is applied to only a small number of articles, similarly to how semi-protection is applied but in a more controlled way for the trial. The list of articles with pending changes awaiting review is located at Special:OldReviewedPages.

When reviewing, edits should be accepted if they are not obvious vandalism or BLP violations, and not clearly problematic in light of the reason given for protection (see Wikipedia:Reviewing process). More detailed documentation and guidelines can be found here.

If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. Courcelles (talk) 17:33, 18 June 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Hello, TommyBoy. You have new messages at Courcelles's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.
--HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 23:29, 19 June 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, TommyBoy! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

--Kumioko (talk) 20:50, 4 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Greetings. I noticed that you are one of the members of WikiProject United States Government that are still active so I wanted to ask you a question. It appears that this project is mostly inactive aside from what the members might be doing independently. I was considering suggesting that this project be pulled in under WikiProject United States and wanted to solicit comments from some of this projects members before doing so. As with Washington DC and the others the project would for the most part maintain its own independence but I believe this would benefit both projects. What do you think about this? --Kumioko (talk) 23:54, 24 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]



Can you enable email on your account? I'd like to check something with you on a wiki matter if that's ok. Thanks! FT2 (Talk | email) 17:05, 21 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's under "my preferences" (or at Special:Preferences) - under "user profile", enter an email address, check the box marked "Enable e-mail from other users" and confirm the email address is valid when you receive the confirmation link from the email handler. Something you posted a while back that I thought I'd ask about. Not specifically edit related. Thanks :) FT2 (Talk | email) 15:59, 22 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I was thinking of this or this if they're still relevant. If it is, then feel free to drop me an email or note. (Incidentally you'd need to either confirm your email or check the box allowing emails from other users, before it works). FT2 (Talk | email) 17:56, 23 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Suggestion for WikiProject United States to support WikiProject US Presidents[edit]

Greetings, It was recently suggested that WikiProject US Presidents might be inactive or semiactive and it might be beneficial to include it in the list of projects supported by WikiProject United States. I have started a discussion on the projects talk page soliciting the opinions of the members of the project if this project would be interested in being supported by WikiProject United States. Please feel free to comment on your opinions about this suggestion. --Kumioko (talk) 02:47, 21 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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Hi TommyBoy, just wanted to let you know that I have added the autopatrolled right to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the patroller right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! ItsZippy (talkcontributions) 21:25, 27 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Time for a mop?[edit]

Hey TommyBoy, why has no one nominated you for adminship yet? Kaldari (talk) 06:37, 26 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If I get some time, I'll see if I can put together a nomination. In the meantime, you might want to take a look at Wikipedia:Advice for RfA candidates, Wikipedia:Miniguide to requests for adminship, and Wikipedia:Guide to requests for adminship. Kaldari (talk) 08:26, 26 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Haven't forgotten, just waiting for the drama to die down a bit. Kaldari (talk) 04:00, 30 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The time has come...[edit]

Would you mind signing up for the edit stats pages as out lined here) (ie create the page User:TommyBoy/EditCounterOptIn.js with any content, it would assist others to evaluate you RfA. You can see mine here. Thanks Mtking (edits) 03:05, 12 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hope the RfA-wringer isn't too stressful yet. It's never a pretty sight in the administrator sausage factory :) Kaldari (talk) 06:35, 13 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Would you please expand upon your answers? I think it's possible that your answers may be misrepresenting you. The one on consensus in particular. That said, just as the questions are optional, so to is this follow up request to expand and clarify. - jc37 20:45, 12 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for your comment, I am actually working on answering the questions right now. --TommyBoy (talk) 20:55, 12 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok, thanks. I look forward to reading your revised/clarified responses. - jc37 00:53, 13 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Actually, I answered your original questions, but if you have any additional questions, please don't hestitate to ask. --TommyBoy (talk) 00:56, 13 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nod, but what I asked above was whether you would please expand upon your answers. But as I said, this request is optional. - jc37 01:00, 13 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Your nomination is at 78% and is likely to pass. Please make sure you use the tools responsibly. –BuickCenturyDriver 00:16, 19 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

...or you could launch a reign of terror against all who dared oppose you. But no, probably what the guy said above is a better way to go. Shawn in Montreal (talk)


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I've closed your RfA as succesful. Congratulations, and good luck with your new tools! Maxim(talk) 00:51, 19 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

In my head (about your RfA%), I was like, please don't go below 75 please don't and hopefully it didn't. Congrats TommyBoy. TheSpecialUser TSU 01:06, 19 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good going! May wisdom accompany your tool usage. Binksternet (talk) 01:36, 19 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well done, dude! Thoroughly deserved after waiting such a long time. FishBarking? 02:31, 19 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
My congrats also on your adminship. May the extra buttons serve you well, and thanks for all you have done for the project to date and in the future! Jusdafax 02:35, 19 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Congrats. I'm glad the community had the wisdom to give you a chance. If you have any questions about all the new shiny buttons, feel free to ask. I remember they scared the hell out of me for the first few days, afraid I was going to block Jimbo or something :) Dennis Brown - © Join WER 03:09, 19 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Congrats TommyBoy! It was kinda close, but you made it. AutomaticStrikeout 03:11, 19 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good luck with your new job! Reaper Eternal (talk) 05:35, 19 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Congratulations! Glad you made it through. — Mr. Stradivarius (have a chat) 09:47, 19 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well done from me too! Brookie :) { - he's in the building somewhere!} (Whisper...) 09:58, 19 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Congrats! Welcome to the cabal team! We're going to need you to report to WP:ANI promptly and start defending all the other sysops.--v/r - TP 13:33, 19 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Congratulations. Go forth and do good; I'm sure that you will. — Hex (❝?!❞) 11:54, 20 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Top 100[edit]

Congratulations on making the top 100 list. - jc37 01:19, 19 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

World Digital Library Wikipedia Partnership - We need you!
Hi TommyBoy! I'm the Wikipedian In Residence at the World Digital Library, a project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO. I'm recruiting Wikipedians who are passionate about history & culture to participate in improving Wikipedia using the WDL's vast free online resources. Participants can earn our awesome WDL barnstar and help to disseminate free knowledge from over 100 libraries in 7 different languages. Please sign up to participate here. Thanks for editing Wikipedia and I look forward to working with you! SarahStierch (talk) 22:53, 22 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy adminship anniversary![edit]

Wikipedia Administrator.svg Wishing TommyBoy a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Anastasia [Missionedit] (talk) 16:39, 19 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global account[edit]

Hi TommyBoy! As a Steward I'm involved in the upcoming unification of all accounts organized by the Wikimedia Foundation (see m:Single User Login finalisation announcement). By looking at your account, I realized that you don't have a global account yet. In order to secure your name, I recommend you to create such account on your own by submitting your password on Special:MergeAccount and unifying your local accounts. If you have any problems with doing that or further questions, please don't hesitate to ping me with {{ping|DerHexer}}. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 14:57, 2 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Extended confirmed protection[edit]


Hello, TommyBoy. This message is intended to notify administrators of important changes to the protection policy.

Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

  • Extended confirmed protection may only be used in cases where semi-protection has proven ineffective. It should not be used as a first resort.
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Please review the protection policy carefully before using this new level of protection on pages. Thank you.
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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]


Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:34, 12 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi TommyBoy.

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) 13:48, 15 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Five years of adminship[edit]

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Wishing TommyBoy a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Chris Troutman (talk) 02:58, 19 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy New Year, TommyBoy![edit]

   Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.

Belated best wishes for a happy 2018[edit]

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Thank you for your contributions toward making Wikipedia a better and more accurate place.

== BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 13:37, 16 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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.

View additional information

This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:23, 4 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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 21:04, 4 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I see that you have created articles with regard to the US and I was wondering if you could help out Finnish creating the rest of the state courts thanks Bigmike2346 (talk) 17:12, 15 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy Adminship Anniversary![edit]

Notice about a new WikiProject Proposal[edit]

This is a friendly notice about a proposal to have yearly based WikiProjects. You can find the proposal by clicking here. Elijahandskip (talk) 19:01, 16 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy Adminship Anniversary![edit]

Wikipedia Administrator.svg Wishing TommyBoy a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Bobherry Talk Edits 00:43, 19 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy Adminship Anniversary![edit]

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Wishing TommyBoy a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Birthday Committee! Best wishes! CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 16:57, 19 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Administrators will no longer be autopatrolled[edit]

A recently closed Request for Comment (RFC) reached consensus to remove Autopatrolled from the administrator user group. You may, similarly as with Edit Filter Manager, choose to self-assign this permission to yourself. This will be implemented the week of December 13th, but if you wish to self-assign you may do so now. To find out when the change has gone live or if you have any questions please visit the Administrator's Noticeboard. 20:07, 7 December 2021 (UTC)

Merchandise giveaway nomination[edit]

A t-shirt!
A token of thanks

Hi TommyBoy! I've nominated you (along with all other active admins) to receive a solstice season gift from the WMF. Talk page stalkers are invited to comment at the nomination. Enjoy! Cheers, {{u|Sdkb}}talk ~~~~~
A snowflake!

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:50, 31 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How we will see unregistered users[edit]


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Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

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Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:13, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

New administrator activity requirement[edit]

The administrator policy has been updated with new activity requirements following a successful Request for Comment.

Beginning January 1, 2023, administrators who meet one or both of the following criteria may be desysopped for inactivity if they have:

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Kathryn D. Sullivan[edit]

Hi there! I have been working on bringing articles on women astronauts up to featured status. My nomination of Sally Ride is nearing closure at FAC, and the next cab off the rank is Kathryn D. Sullivan. Since you are the next major contributor to the article still active, I was wondering if you would be interested in co-nominating it with me? I'm an experienced nominator, and will do all the work. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 20:19, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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  • An arbitration case regarding Conduct in deletion-related editing has been closed. The Arbitration Committee passed a remedy as part of the final decision to create a request for comment (RfC) on how to handle mass nominations at Articles for Deletion (AfD).
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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:13, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Congratulations, TommyBoy! The article you nominated, Kathryn D. Sullivan, has been promoted to featured status, recognizing it as one of the best articles on Wikipedia. The nomination discussion has been archived.
This is a rare accomplishment and you should be proud. If you would like, you may nominate it to appear on the Main page as Today's featured article. Keep up the great work! Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) via FACBot (talk) 00:06, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Kathryn D. Sullivan scheduled for TFA[edit]

This is to let you know that the above article has been scheduled as today's featured article for 23 November 2022. Please check that the article needs no amendments. Feel free to amend the draft blurb, which can be found at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/November 23, 2022, or to make comments on other matters concerning the scheduling of this article at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/November 2022. I suggest that you watchlist Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors from the day before this appears on Main Page. Thanks and congratulations on your work. Gog the Mild (talk) 14:59, 11 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Happy Adminship Anniversary![edit]

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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:45, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy New Year, TommyBoy![edit]

   Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.

Moops T 04:39, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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