User talk:Barras

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Re: Deadmin[change]

Hi Barras. I only just now noticed the message on my talk page about my de-admin. In fact I was going to resign some months ago, but forgot. Given the long reaction time, I think it's appropriate that I no longer have admin privileges here - I'm obviously not around to take care of things in a timely manner :)

Best of luck with the project. Tempodivalse [talk] 05:39, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi! Nice to see you here anyway. I hope to see you completely back to the project at some point in the future. Until that point, I guess I will hold the fort here. Good luck with whatever you are doing in RL. Best, -Barras talk 08:33, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Anglo-Egyptian Sudan[change]

Do you think Anglo-Egyptian Sudan should be deleted?--PaulBustion88 (talk) 19:55, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
You must be kidding me. You created the entry and now want to delete going through a RFD? That clearly belongs to the most ridiculous things I've seen here and on any other project I work on for all time. -Barras talk 21:23, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
Its called changing my mind. You never heard of that before?--PaulBustion88 (talk) 21:50, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Reason for deletion of change summaries[change]

The reason I want the change summaries deleted is that an English wikipedia editor is raging war against me because I quoted her criticism of me in the change summaries, and she views it as a personal insult. I'm worried that she'll use my posting about her as an excuse to harass me and argue that the change summaries give her justification to do so. Is that a legitimate reason to have them deleted? --PaulBustion88 (talk) 07:20, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

So, essentially, you want me/us to destroy some kind of "evidence"? If the enwiki user harasses you, then please report to the arbcom on enwiki, they usually take that rather serious. Revision deletions and variations thereof should be used rarely and not for such stuff. -Barras talk 18:26, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

My editing review[change]

Do you think I'm doing ok at editing for the most part? I think it was a mistake for me to worry about the specific criticisms people made of me on wikipedia and change things based on that, I think I might have made my entries worse when I did that. But over all I think I've done a fairly good job here. I'm hoping to do a good enough job here that in 6 months I can persuade simple English wikipedia to let me back on. PaulBustion88 (talk) 11:12, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

As I'm currently usually between 10 and 14 hours working every day, I sadly don't have the energy to do useful reviews in the evening. -Barras talk 18:31, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Out of date words[change]

Is there anything wrong with including out of date words? For example, I created an entry about shrieve, an obsolete term for sheriff. Is that wrong? PaulBustion88 (talk) 02:22, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Linking to English wikipedia[change]

Some of the terms I wrote entries for, such as Jewish Autonomous Oblast, have articles that cover them on English wikipedia, but not on Simple English wikipedia, could I link to the English wikipedia in the article as an alternative, or is that not allowed?PaulBustion88 (talk) 06:13, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Apology. Do you want me to nominate the entries I created that you view as useless for deletion?[change]

Ok, I'm sorry for the bad edits. I didn't know English wiktionary had copyright. Do you want the entries I created that you view as useless to be nominated for deletion? PaulBustion88 (talk) 01:20, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

My strikes[change]

Hello. I believe I only striked through my comments. Since they're my comments, even though I do not have the right to delete them, I thought that on most wikis a person who regrets communications does have a right to strike them through. Was I mistaken? Since I'm not editing this website anymore the remarks seem pointless to me, so I'd rather strike them out. PaulBustion87 (talk) 10:17, 16 May 2015 (UTC)


Would this have been an acceptable method of attribution, stating the dictionary equivalent to this from Simple English wikipedia on the entry's talk page, [1], "This article was partially copied from the English language wikipedia.en:Thelarche"?PaulBustion88 (talk) 10:35, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Did you like any of my editing, or did you see it as all bad?[change]

Since you were upset about having to clean up my mess, I would like to ask, do you think any of my edits were good, or were they all bad? The reason I ask is that will help me make up my mind if I want to edit here again or not. PaulBustion88 (talk) 10:38, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Paul, this is a fairly small, relatively quiet wiki. It's nice to have people take an interest in it and try to help out. It's pretty common for those who do start editing here to do so without really understanding the needs of the wiki. Like you, they tend to focus on rare words, add encyclopedic content, violate copyright, and write in a style that is not particularly simple. Some of them gradually figure out what they should be doing, but many just leave. I think Barras was unnecessarily hard on you, but perhaps there are things going on elsewhere that I haven't seen. I haven't gone through all your entries, but I expect there is useful stuff there. It would be much more useful if you revisited them and worked on simplifying them, writing definitions in sentences instead of phrases, and cleaned up the formatting. It would be even more useful if you did stick around, took the time to develop the ability to write clear, simple, accurate entries, and continued to contribute.--Brett (talk) 11:46, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Is this better?[change]


is the way I handled guild, [2],[3], better since I attributed it, and since its not a weird proper noun but one of the words on the list you linked me to, [4]?

Paul Bustion III PaulBustion88 (talk) 03:20, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Removal of Rights[change]

See Wiktionary:Requests for permissions/Removal of rights in case you haven't already. Please remove my rights when you get a chance. Eurodyne (talk) 03:09, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Parting gift[change]

Barnstar Congratulations: You have been given a Simple Barnstar!

As a parting gift, it is my pleasure to award you The Simple Barnstar for all you have done to support this project.
StevenJ81 (talk) 13:15, 14 October 2015 (UTC)


You haven't used your bot for a long time, so I'd like to remove the flag.--Brett (talk) 21:28, 11 January 2018 (UTC)