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Request for Usurpation[edit]

Hello, Wikinerd. A request has been made at Wikipedia:Changing username/Usurpations to usurp, or "take over", your username because you have not used it to edit, and another user would like to use it to edit. Wikipedia:Changing username/Usurpations says that any unused username may be usurped if the user is given seven days notice to object and does not do so.

If you have an email set in your preferences, you should be getting an email from a bureaucrat or changing username clerk explaining how to consent or object to this process.

If you do not object to being renamed to a new username in order for another user to utilize the name you currently have, please log in and post a reply here saying so (you may also tell us what username you would like to be renamed to, or we will provide you with a generic one).

If you do nothing: the request will be filled after seven days, and your account will be moved to a generic username. You may request that it be moved to a new username of your choice at any time.

If you object to being renamed: please log in and make an edit. You may make an edit here saying "No," you may make an edit to blank this page, or any other edit you like; making any edit at all prevents your username from being usurped, because users with edits cannot have their usernames usurped.

Please note that even if your current username is usurped, you can still edit and your data will not be lost; your preferences, watchlist, and other user settings will be transferred to a new username.

Thank you for your time.

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Wiki flight simmer (talkcontribs) 12:16, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

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Hello. Your revert deleted my link to User:Neolux, my IDRIVE notice and my POV-check notice. I have now made these edits again, since I see nothing wrong with them (the page is listed at the relevant Wikipedia project pages), and it is not required to get support in talk page in order to add IDRIVE and POV-Check notices, but if I am wrong please give me links to Wikipedia policy. I won't add the Criticism section again until I get support from other users. Wikinerd 03:56, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

Discussion and reverts from other users indicate that you do not have support for your changes. This has nothing to do with policy other than that you could garner consensus for your changes if they are opposed. I am acting as a user just as you are. Links to user pages are frowned on. Partly because user pages are in a different space than the articles themselves and are not approved parts of the encyclopedia. When Wikipedia is made into a deliverable product user pages will not be included. My apologies for removing your improvement drive nomination. I hadn't realized that was included. - Tεxτurε 14:28, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

Show preview[edit]

I would like to draw your attention to the "Show preview" button that is located at the bottom of each edit window next to the "Save page" button. You are encouraged to use it to confirm that your edits are correct before saving them. Saving an article 17 times in 45 minutes, as you did at Drupal, clutters up the change logs and makes extra work for those of us who are checking your edits. The Uninvited Co., Inc. 19:44, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

Legal training[edit]

Professionally, I specialize in law related to real estate, although this has very little to do with any of my activities on Wikipedia. Legal training certainly can help with argumentation and dispute resolution skills, although it will not necessarily develop an appropriate balance between these two skill sets, which have a certain natural tension between them. Many lawyers end up primarily developing one of these skills (usually argumentation) because it more closely suits their personalities or their career path, and they may not be all that good at the other.

I'm afraid it's difficult for me to make recommendations about legal training, especially with respect to what's available online. For one thing, I'm primarily familiar with the way it works in the US, where such training is almost entirely done by university-affiliated law schools in a physical classroom setting. They have started to develop some computer-based training, but access to this is generally restricted to the students of these schools. California and possibly a few other states allow students from non-accredited, independent law schools to take the state's bar examination. Such schools are not highly regarded, and while some do offer their courses online, I don't have enough specific knowledge about any school to make it possible to recommend one.

Basically, for the US at least there is a great deal of legal information available online (though its quality can vary drastically), but not so much actual legal training. It may be similar for other countries, but I don't know the situation as well elsewhere. --Michael Snow 16:41, 17 August 2005 (UTC)

Stop advertising[edit]

Please stop advertising your own website on Wikipedia. Read WP:NOT#Wikipedia is not a propaganda machine, and WP:VAIN. Promoting your site on such places as VFD is highly inappropriate. Radiant_>|< 09:04, August 18, 2005 (UTC)

Frivolous categories[edit]

Please stop creating frivolous categories to add to your user page. It is not appropriate to categorize Wikipedians (or, indeed, articles) by such trivia as hair color, preferred soda drink etc. You get the idea. Radiant_>|< 09:38, August 18, 2005 (UTC)

Please refrain from adding nonsense to Wikipedia. It is considered vandalism. If you would like to experiment, use the sandbox. --Doc (?) 10:08, 18 August 2005 (UTC)

You have been blocked for 24 hours for vandalism. Radiant_>|< 10:14, August 18, 2005 (UTC)

Short articles[edit]

Finally, may I suggest that if you create a very short article (e.g. a line or two) that you might consider instead adding that text to an existing article to provide context, and add a Redirect? For instance, you wrote a line about the official Motto of Greece - but that information should be on the main page for Greece since it's very appropriate there, and the motto itself can redirect. If you write a short article anyway, you should consider marking it as a Wikipedia:Stub so that people will find it and add to it. Happy editing! Radiant_>|< 09:40, August 18, 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedians in Greece[edit]

Hi, I understand that you are either Greek Wikipedian or a Wikipedian living in/with an interest in Greece.

The category page Wikipedians/Greece has been replaced with Category:Wikipedians in Greece but your name still appears on the old list. You might considering moving it. You might also consider adding adding Template:Greekwiki to your user page.

A Wikipedia:Greek Wikipedians' notice board has been in existence for some time but is terribly underutilised. It would certainly benefit from your involvement.--Damac 12:29, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

Research survey invitation[edit]

Greetings Wikinerd-

My name is Randall Livingstone, and I am a doctoral student at the University of Oregon, studying digital media and online community. I am posting to invite you to participate in my research study exploring the work of Wikipedia editors who are members of WikiProject: Countering Systemic Bias. The online survey should take 20 to 25 minutes to complete and can be found here:

Your responses will help online communication researchers like me to better understand the collaborations, challenges, and purposeful work of Wikipedia editors like you. In addition, at the end of the survey you will have the opportunity to express your interest in a follow-up online interview with the researcher.

This research project has been reviewed and approved by the Wikimedia Research Committee as well as the Office for Protection of Human Subjects at the University of Oregon. For a detailed description of the project, please visit its Meta page. This survey is voluntary, and your confidentiality will be protected. You will have the choice of using your Wikipedia User Name during the research or creating a unique pseudonym. You may skip any question you choose, and you may withdraw at any time. By completing the survey, you are providing consent to participate in the research.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact me via my Talk Page (UOJComm) or via email. My faculty advisor is Dr. Ryan Light. If you have any questions regarding your rights as a research participant, please contact the Office for Protection of Human Subjects at the University of Oregon.

Thank you very much.


Randall Livingstone School of Journalism & Communication University of Oregon UOJComm (talk) 18:47, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Marcus Brinkmann for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Marcus Brinkmann 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/Marcus Brinkmann until a consensus is reached, and anyone 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. Msnicki (talk) 14:35, 7 July 2013 (UTC)