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Hello, Tempodivalse, and welcome to the Simple English Wiktionary!

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Good luck and happy editing! · Tygrrr... 15:49, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Hi, TDV[change]

Great work creating plural pages! --Dylan620 Speaketh · @ en.wikipedia 22:01, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! Tempodivalse @en.wikinews 22:04, 21 April 2009 (UTC)


Could you check to be sure the plural really isn't used before getting rid of it?--Brett 12:31, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Hm, did I mark multiplication as not having plural? Strange, don't know what I was thinking. I'll make sure to double-check next time, though, thanks. (I think I got confused by the {{mass noun}} next to the definition.) Tempodivalse @en.wikinews 14:26, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
The fact that something is a mass/uncountable noun does not lead directly to the conclusion that it has no plural. Most uncountables use plurals to distinguish between kinds (e.g., We carry a variety of beers.)--Brett 16:59, 3 May 2009 (UTC)


When you write a definition to a word, please bold the first use of the word :) See neighboring and neighbouring to get what I mean.

Furthermore, alternate spellings are put at the top of the page, just below any pronunciations for the words and are given a Level 3 heading. Cheers, Razorflame 02:37, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Okay, thanks for the suggestions. I'll try to keep this in mind. Smile.png Tempodivalse @en.wikinews 02:38, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
Please remember to bold the first use of the word in the definition. Thanks, Razorflame 18:26, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
Will do, thanks for reminding me again. I must have forgotten. Cheers Tempodivalse 23:03, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
No problems :). I've already fixed this for a good portion of the articles that you've made. I help articles that are created so that they are up to code here, so don't worry about it ;). Cheers, Razorflame 23:07, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Making new articles[change]

Hi there. When you make new articles, can you please make sure that they include all of the correct parts of speech please? Can you also check to make sure for any pronunciation sections from the English Wiktionary as well? Thanks, Razorflame 18:30, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Have I been using the wrong parts of speech for some of my entries? I'm usually pretty careful about that. As far as the pronunciations go, I'll keep that in mind and add them from en.wikt where possible. Thanks. Tempodivalse 18:39, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
No, your parts of speech have been correct, it is just that sometimes, you miss some parts of speech, such as with planes. There is a verb definition for that word. Just minor things, but they really help in the long run :). Cheers, Razorflame 18:42, 3 September 2009 (UTC)


Hi there! I just added to you the user group rollbacker. Have fun :) Barras 10:01, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Thank you. Tempodivalse 12:50, 6 September 2009 (UTC)


i have to write an education essay...but i dont know...can any one please help This unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) .

I think you need to clarify this. Barras (talk) 12:27, 15 October 2009 (UTC)


Hi Tempodivalse. Thanks for welcoming me. I am actually an administrator at Wikipedia (fuhghettaboutit) and recognize you from there. I would have created streak with my username but I have been having trouble logging in. I thought unified login should do so automatically, but for whatever reason, it is not working and, when I try to create an account under my regular name it says that name is taken. Have you run across this before? Does unified login not work across the simple Wikimedia projects?-- (talk) 04:35, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi FuhGhettaboutit, I assume you've tried to login with your normal password/login. The unified system deffinitly works here if there is not an old one registered I'll check to see if there is.Jamesofur (talk) 04:39, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
Ok, according to your [Sul] there appears to be an unattached account here under that name created mid September. Hopefully that's you? If it is you should be able to log in, go to preferences and attach it to your global account. If it isn't you would have to usurp it if you want to connect it :(. However, given that it looks like you created your global account before it was created my guess is it's your account that is somehow unconnected. Jamesofur (talk) 04:43, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you James. Unfortunately it's not working. I did indeed try to login here with my normal username and password and that was a no go. When I go to my preferences → Manage your global account (which links to special:mergeaccount) it says "Login unification complete!" but the Simple Wiktionary is not included in the list and there's no further explanation of how to attach an account that is missing. Maybe I have to make a request at m:Steward requests/SUL requests? Not sure.-- (talk) 10:37, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
That's strange. According to the user creation logs your account name as auto-created in September, so it should be unified with the other wikis. But the sul indicates that the user here is unattached. Did you try having the system send you a random password to your email address and try accessing your account from there? That might work, and if you can get into your account you might be able to unify it with the others in your prefs. If that doesn't work, you could try making a request at m:Steward requests/SUL requests, that might solve the trick. Another option would be to have your account here be renamed out of the way, and then create it again, and then try to merge it. Very strange, in any case. Tempodivalse [talk] 14:00, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Clean deletion reasons[change]

Hi there. I would like to kindly ask if you could enable the clean delete reasons gadget here on the Simple English Wiktionary. Users can make pages with personal information such as a users' email address or phone number, and if the delete reasons gadget isn't checked, it would transpose it directly into the deletion log, which is a privacy issue and would require us having to get a steward to oversight it, which could be avoided in the first place if you were to enable the clean delete reasons gadget. Hope you understand, Razorflame 01:08, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Done I enabled it in my user preferences, thanks for the suggestion. Cheers, Tempodivalse [talk] 02:22, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
No problems. Razorflame 03:54, 30 October 2009 (UTC)


Hi there. Can you make the protection of this page to autoconfirmed only please? Thanks, Razorflame 22:30, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Done Tempodivalse [talk] 22:31, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. Razorflame 22:32, 25 November 2009 (UTC)


I hope you've dusted off your patrol tool :). I'm going to be making quite a few pages :) Razorflame 17:03, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

Okay, noted. Thanks. Smile.png Tempodivalse [talk] 19:06, 26 November 2009 (UTC)


I'm sorry, but I can't find this information in the help pages. Here, in simple Wiktionary, is it just possible to create pages of english language? In other words, don't you accept words of other languages, like french, spanish? --Jesielt (talk) 07:03, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

That's right. We only accept definitions for English-language words, and unlike most other Wiktionaries, don't provide entries or translations for foreign languages. Tempodivalse [talk] 14:23, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Your RFB[change]

is closed as successful. I've promoted you right now to bureaucrat. I think you don't need adive to how to use your tools. I hope to see you active here esp. in main space. Congratulations! --Barras (talk) 19:21, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, Barras! Much appreciated. :-) Tempodivalse [talk] 22:25, 3 December 2009 (UTC)


Hello! Just leaving a little hello message. Cheers, The New Mikemoral (talk) 06:23, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

Hi Mikemoral! Nice to see you over here. :-) Tempodivalse [talk] 14:09, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

unusual plurals[change]

"Which rings did the boss say to move?" "The plantinums go there and the silvers all come over here."--Brett (talk) 12:57, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Could you please put that in there? You seem to have a much more creative imagination when thinking up possible plurals. I'm afraid I'm not as gifted as you are. Griffinofwales (talk) 14:19, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
So the plural form is a word? I would have never thought of it in that context. Good point, sorry. I probably should avoid deleting plurals because i always get them wrong :-P Tempodivalse [talk] 15:27, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Please move these two pages[change]

Wiktionary:Requests for adminship/Archive 1 Wiktionary:Requests for adminship/Archive 2


Wiktionary:Requests for permissions/Archive 1 Wiktionary:Requests for permissions/Archive 2

Thanks, Razorflame 23:05, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Done. Tempodivalse [talk] 23:57, 11 July 2010 (UTC)


I'm renaming acrosswikis my username from Drini to Magister Mathematicae. Would you be kind to me and tell me where the proper noticeboard to request is located on this wiki? Drini (talk) 02:18, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Hi Drini! Either AN or the talk page of a bureaucrat. We don't have a special place for request a renaming. Best, -Barras (talk) 07:19, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
Hi, sorry I didn't get to this sooner; was without proper internet access. I suggest you try the administrator noticeboard, we don't have a real renaming page, like Barras says. Looking at your crosswiki username status, it appears that on all but one wiki that I can find (pt.wp), you're still "Drini"; could you confirm you are still interested in the rename? Thanks. Tempodivalse [talk] 03:01, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
Just checked. He was renamed on nearly all wikis, but I guess he re-created this account to make sure he can still act as a steward. -Barras (talk) 07:42, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
Hmm, okay. The new username doesn't exist at some big wikis like Meta, and he seems to still edit using his Drini account on es.wikipedia, which confused me a bit. Please confirm you want to be renamed, either at ANI or here. I'd be glad to do it. Tempodivalse [talk] 20:43, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

I'm the owner of both SUl-accounts. Magister Mathematicae does not exists here. The account is SUL-reserved to avoid posible impersonations during the process of migration. Same goes for recreating "drini", I will lock the ccount when the migration finishes to avoid anyone creating new drinis or using them by mistake. Drini (talk) 04:26, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

The reason it does not exist yet on Meta and Spanish Wikiedpa, among others, is precisely becuase they're used more often and I will move them last and minimize the inconvenience of my main accounts being not usable in the meanwhile. Drini (talk) 04:27, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Done, as per all other renames across the wmf projects. -Barras (talk) 08:39, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
Okay, thanks Barras. :) Tempodivalse [talk] 15:28, 15 August 2010 (UTC)


Hi. I know your intentions are good. I simply have to say that I have seen Mr Flame in action on Wiktionary. He has the most irritating habit of taking someone's new entry and changing the wording of the description and the sample sentence. This is really belittling, presumptuous behaviour, especially when his changes are far from being an improvement. Any one can add improvements such as phonetics or whatever, but erasing someone else's well thought out work for no reason other than that he thinks he knows what is the "best entry" is unforgivable. On the one hand, visible is within the simple vocabulary. On the other hand, he had firstly erased my original version, which was: One of the colors people can see. Between yellow and brown. Our mutual "friend" decided in his greater wisdom that this was not good enough for simple wikt. So I gave him my next best shot. After all, it was imperative to remove the rubbish HE left in it's place; to wit: Amber is a color people between yellow and brown.

I will not go into my qualifications, which are more adequate by far than his for working on a wiktionary at any level. Suffice to say that Mr Flame is quite capable of edit warring with university professors, professional linguists and the like, insisting that he knows better than everyone. I come to Simple Wikt. as a kind of relaxation, to have a break from the routine. But if Flame is going to mess with all my entries, I will simply stop working here. And so will many others.

Finally, today I am going to change the countable uncountable stuff he put there. On a simple dictionary, it is pointless and misleading to put anything at all for the colour entry. It is only useful to put uncountable for the resin. It is only useful to put countable for a traffic light. Grown-up Wikt. is the place for subtle distinctions on whether amber resin can be countable, and would need to be supported by three at least durably archived examples of this use to include countable in the resin entry. This is hardly a suitable way to carry on in a simple dictionary, is it? -- Algrif (talk) 10:05, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

I know Razor fairly well, he seems a bit .. well ... overenthusiastic to help out at times, and that's gotten him into trouble before, although I believe his intentions are good. The countable/uncountable colours issue is a grey area, although we usually do include plurals for them, I've noticed (see noun entries for red, blue, yellow, etc.). Whether or not we need to include {{countable}} probably should be brought up for community consideration at Simple talk. Personally, I can't make up my mind; there are good reasons both for and against including them. WRT the actual definitions: both versions are acceptable IMHO, but I prefer Razor's slightly, as it is shorter (I think "people" was a typo mistakenly left over from a previous version). Sure, visible is simple, but if we can make it even simpler, then that's better. *shrug* Tempodivalse [talk] 15:50, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
Hi. Well, I'm outta here. Sorry. I would like to help, but I would be wasting my time, as you can see. My time is much more valuable than to have Flame destroy everything I create. BTW ... From Wikt....

This user is currently blocked. The latest block log entry is provided below for reference:

  • (show/hide) 00:16, 6 July 2010 Msh210 (Talk | contribs | block) changed block settings for Razorflame (Talk | contribs) with an expiry time of 1 year (account creation disabled) ‎ (per discussion at my talkpage) (unblock | change block)

This for exactly this kind of behaviour. bye for now. -- Algrif (talk) 08:52, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

I'm saddened you've decided to leave, you were a very useful contributor. I wouldn't exactly say Razor is "destroying" all your work, although he should calm down. (He usually doesn't revert people like that, from what I've seen). Your frustration at having your work altered or removed is understandable, and I can sympathise, having had that feeling myself, but remember, this is a wiki - your changes won't always be kept 100% as-is, someone might think there is a better alternative. Eventually there will be disagreements over what is the "best" version - that's what talk pages and the community forum are for. In any case, I hope you decide to return soon. Tempodivalse [talk] 15:16, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

conformity, adder, addition[change]

Hi there Tempo. Back when I was an administrator on this site, we had a rash of malbot attacks that targeted these three articles. I dealt with the situation by temporarily semi-protecting the pages for a week. Afterwords, the number of malbot attacks decreased significantly, and eventually stopped. I would like to recommend that we follow the same procedure as last time because it seems as though conformity has gotten hit numerous times, and it would help to prevent future malbot attacks. Sound like a good plan? Razorflame 01:46, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Hmm, interesting. I thought the spambot was random, but it seems like it does target certain words more than others, especially conformity. I'll try a short 'semi. I'm not sure that it helps that much - ultimately, the thing will just return when the lock expires - but at least it's a temporary fix, and IIRC, it seems to have "discouraged" the bot previously. Thanks for the suggestion. Tempodivalse [talk] 02:54, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
No problems. Yes, conformity has been hit many times in the past, and I wouldn't be surprised if it continued to get attacked due to malbot attacks. Yeah, a short semi-protection seems good. Let's see what happens when it expires. Razorflame 17:20, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Selected word[change]

Why isn't there a selected word on the main page? --Extra999 (talk) 16:02, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

There used to be Word of the day. πr2 (talk • changes) 16:12, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
Why it is inactive now, we could re-generate it on the main page? --Extra999 (talk) 16:18, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
Word of the Day was dropped a few months ago because people thought it was too much work to maintain it. Tempodivalse [talk] 23:35, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
Can't we start it again? --Extra999 (talk) 02:32, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
I have referred one here. --Extra 999 (Contact me + contribs) 05:14, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

I wonder there is no entry for xenon, an element with an atomic no. of 54 with an image File:Xenon-glow.jpg. I have created an entry consideration. Could you review it? --Extra999 (talk) 16:18, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

The format here is "A foo is a bar," not "A bar" πr2 (talk • changes) 16:21, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
Means? --Extra999 (talk) 16:26, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
What I think PiSquared means is that all noun definitions should include the word being defined in them. For instance, in consideration, a more appropriate format would be "#Consideration is a process of considering ...", not just "#A process of considering". Does that make sense? Tempodivalse [talk] 23:35, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
That's what I meant. for future reference, it's PiRSquared () :) πr2 (talk • changes) 01:03, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
Ah, I misread. Mathematician? :-) Tempodivalse [talk] 02:32, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
I created one for xenon too. How it is? Why the first letters of the words are not capitalized? --Extra 999 (Contact me + contribs) 05:09, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
That's because English words usually aren't capitalised if they're not proper nouns or at the beginning of a sentence. (I think you have replies at simple talk regarding this too.) Tempodivalse [talk] 14:17, 22 August 2010 (UTC)


Thank you for the welcome. I don't see myself being incredibly active here, but I might create new articles every once and awhile, revert vandalism if I notice any, etc. Best wishes!--Piast93 (talk) 18:27, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome. :-) Tempodivalse [talk] 21:47, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Site logo issue[change]

As you have said on my talk page, you claimed that consensus isn't reached because there is only 6 total votes. But after so long, there is still no changes. Shouldn't consensus now be reached? Hydriz (talk) 14:22, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

I'm still uneasy to halt discussion after only six votes and two of those coming from passersby with no other contributions to the site (discounting those, the vote is 2-2). Or maybe I'm just biased because I don't like the new logo :-) I'm under the impression a lot of contributors simply aren't aware that there is a vote, or that it's still in progress. I'll put up a comment in the sitenotice momentarily, see if that helps. Tempodivalse [talk] 15:47, 21 December 2010 (UTC)
Nice one Tempodivalse! Applause! :) Hydriz (talk) 03:01, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
So, now what? You placed a site notice and there is still no improvements yet... Hydriz (talk) 03:33, 25 December 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I guess there are simply no active users around to vote. Like I said, I still don't think there's consensus to close either way - two of the votes for the new logo seem to be "drive-by" ones which I'm not inclined to give much weight to. Let's give it another few days. If that doesn't work, I'll consider pinging individual people on their talk pages asking for input. Tempodivalse [talk] 17:55, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
Aha! We just got another vote. Let's wait some more, we might get a trickle of comments. Tempodivalse [talk] 03:06, 28 December 2010 (UTC)


Hello! You are an experienced editor on Wiktionary, but it would be better if you join our IRC channel! I am longing to see you there. Hydriz (talk) 10:06, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

I do join IRC once in a while, just not all the time - I'm in our channel about an hour a day on average. If we're in different time zones, then maybe we just miss each other more often. I don't use IRC as much as I used to, now that I'm not with Wikinews (which is heavily IRC-dependent). Tempodivalse [talk] 16:20, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Name change[change]

Hello, can I have my user name changed from "User:Snake311" to "User:a7x"? Thanks, —§ stay (sic)! 19:20, 2 February 2011 (UTC) (Btw, how've you been doing?)

Yes check.svgY Done You have been renamed - although the first letter had to be uppercase because the software doesn't support lowercase. Enjoy. (Doing well BTW. I quit Wikinews, am now active at en.wikibooks. :-) Tempodivalse [talk] 20:24, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
It's alright. I don't mind the uppercase. Cheers, —§ stay (sic)! 05:37, 3 February 2011 (UTC)
Also, can I have the rollback feature again? Don't worry, I'm also a rollbacker at commons, enwiki, and simplewiki. —stay (sic)! 07:21, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
This was already Yes check.svgY Done by someone else... Tempodivalse [talk] 15:52, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Hi there![change]

Do you have any recommendations on how to start here? What sort of editing is the most useful? I guess I should look around and try to figure that out! Best wishes, Mattisse (talk) 16:24, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

The best way to help out is to create definitions for words in simple English. We're aiming for language that learners with a poor grasp of English can understand. Wiktionary:Entry layout explained explains the basics of writing an entry; Wiktionary:BNC spoken freq 03 has some red-linked words that you could try making definitions for. Tempodivalse [talk] 21:12, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
I tried the IRC and could get it but there is no way for me to make a comment on it. How do you enter a comment? Mattisse (talk) 22:11, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
In ChatZilla (or just about any client, really) there should be a bar at the bottom of the window where you can type in text. Pressing "enter" on the keyboard will submit the comment, which you should be able to see in the main window. (I thought I've seen you in freenode before - correct me if I'm wrong - it was in the WikiNews "workshops"?) Tempodivalse [talk] 22:46, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
  • I guess I have been responding on the wrong talk page! (Don't know how I screwed up so.) On freenode there is no way for me to respond. It is like a webpage that is not editable. Sorry for posting on a talk page that is not yours. Best wishes, Mattisse (talk) 21:06, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
    Ah, okay. I thought I saw you making a comment in there once, but maybe I'm mistaken. Good to hear from you, anyway. Tempodivalse [talk] 21:52, 8 July 2011 (UTC)


I've made a request here just for your information because the page doesn't get seen to much. I know I'm new but I've been helping at Wiktionary and was recommended it. -- PoliMaster talk/spy 19:09 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I didn't see your message earlier! I see you retracted your request. Do you still want rollback? Tempodivalse [talk] 01:15, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
Yes if possible? I have rollback on Commons, and I'm a member of the Small Wiki Monitoring Team. Thanks.

--Thepoliticalmaster (talk) 13:46, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Done ! Please remember to only use rollback in cases of obvious vandalism. Everywhere else it's preferable to use the "undo" feature with a descriptive edit summary. (I'm sure you know that already, being on the SWMT.) Have fun. Tempodivalse [talk] 14:39, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

You should be aware that Thepoliticalmaster has bounced around between a lot of wikis asking for Rollback. On enwiki, he was given rollback and had it removed after misusing it and is now blocked with a community ban pending - see ANI. They have also been blocked from Wikisource. The user has admitted to being a sock, and has been annoying a lot of people on a lot of projects. You may wish to consider whether it is appropriate to revoke their rollback rights on Simple English Wiktionary. Yours, Tom Morris (talk) 13:55, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Mm, okay. Our standards for giving out rollback are lax, basically I just check for evidence of vandalism xwiki and look at global contribs/standings before granting. I will look into the matter, although the user has not done anything wrong here as of yet. Can you provide diffs to incriminating edits? Tempodivalse [talk] 14:16, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
The ANI thread on enwiki shows socking which has been confirmed by a CU on enwiki. I recommend reading here for the initial behaviour on enwiki which were basically the beginning of the end. At first, most of the people who dealt with him considered him to be an enthusiastic newbie who wanted to fight vandalism: he's now turned out to show lots of the qualities of an persistent, socking troll. Tom Morris (talk)
Hi Tempodivalse, firstly as Tom Morris says I misused rollback, I did not have it removed on Wikipedia for misusing it, it was granted to me at 7 days old, which I agree is too new. All the admins agreed that it was removed due to me being too new and not misusing it, I only had it for 10 hrs and made 3 edits using it so it seems quite dodgy what he's saying. He also said on another wiki that I was blocked on Wikisource this is simply not true, I've just checked the block log and I am not blocked. The socked accounts were from approximately 5 years ago in 2006, I had admitted them to a user on IRC, who then decided to tell the world. I was to tell ArbCom in confidence but didn't get the opportunity. Here is a link to verify what I am saying. I have never misused rollback, and only if the case arises that I misuse it on here should it be revoked. Sorry for the annoyed tone Tempodivalse, it's not you. Thanks. :) --Thepoliticalmaster (talk) 15:36, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
I do apologise. I said Wikisource blocked you: I meant to say "you've annoyed enough people at Wikisource and on IRC for various people I've spoken to at Wikisource to seriously consider blocking you". If this is all just a misunderstanding, any chance you could explain why enwiki has blocked you repeatedly and the person who was going to mentor you on enwiki is now nominating you for a community ban? I'm sure admins at Simple Wiktionary would be interested, as they would at English Wiktionary, Commons, Wikisource and any other projects. Tom Morris (talk) 15:55, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
The en.wp talk page is a little concerning, although he has apologised for some of his indiscretions. I didn't see any significant contributions at Wikisource. [1] Is most of the controversy surrounding IRC? I generally do not give much weight to IRC disputes if they do not spill over onto the wiki. Tempodivalse [talk] 23:35, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Any updates here? Due to lack of additional information I've currently taken no action. The user has not abused any privileges at this wiki. Tempodivalse [talk] 22:45, 4 August 2011 (UTC)


What is your rationale for voting for the people you did on the wikinews arbcom? If you could share it with me it would be helpful. Thanks, Mattisse (talk) 15:08, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

I voted for those people who I thought would be the most rational and not make foolish decisions while in office. I normally wouldn't have voted at all, but there are several users on the ballot who I do not want to see elected, so I took the opportunity to effectively "vote against" them. (The system doesn't allow opposes, but you can accomplish the same thing by supporting all candidates except those you most oppose, thereby bumping them down in the rankings.) Tempodivalse [talk] 17:39, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

your expertise[change]

Hello there! I see that you may have the expertise needed to verify en:n:Fifth Summer Esperanto Study takes place in Nitra, Slovakia. Would you mind taking a look? Ragettho (talk) 21:57, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

Unfortunately, the sources are in Slovak. I have a basic fluency in Esperanto (as evidenced by my note at the author's talk page) but Slovak is a long shot, I can understand maybe 50-60% of the sources' content. In any case, I'm rather persona non grata at Wikinews and don't feel comfortable editing there - I made an exception to my wikibreak because the topic is related to one of my principal hobbies.
Can't someone use google translate to help verify the content ? That's been done before. If all else fails, I'll step in, verify it, and maybe publish it. Esperanto needs more publicity ... Tempodivalse [talk] 22:44, 4 August 2011 (UTC)
My sincerest apologies for not responding quickly enough. I was unexpectedly busy the past few days, and couldn't review the article. Pi zero has failed it as stale. :(
Sorry to hear that you haven't been accepted by the community lately. It's such a shame... Wikinews doesn't seem to have been doing well lately. Ragettho (talk) 05:02, 7 August 2011 (UTC)
Sigh. Well, a failure for being stale is the kiss of death. Anything, except that, could be fixed, but now the article is as good as deleted.
I'm sort of a controversial figure at WN; I've blown enough whistles to make some people unhappy. I'm sorry to see wikinews slowing down so badly, it's even worse than I remember it (I've been occasionally checking in there). Tempodivalse [talk] 15:09, 7 August 2011 (UTC)


Can you instate my rollback rights please? --Thepoliticalmaster (talk) 18:42, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

Your rollback right was removed due to concerns about abuse at other wikis. I granted the right not knowing all the details. I'm not inclined to give it back now, seeing as you're blocked on several wikis and are banned on most Wikimedia IRC channels. I also have doubts that you're interested in assisting this project or actively monitoring it. I don't trust you at this time, sorry. Tempodivalse [talk] 01:35, 16 August 2011 (UTC)


I just haven't found any space to congratulate you formally, thus I decided on your talk page on the Simple English Wiktionary...

I just want to say, I support your actions in forking Wikinews to form OpenGlobe. I see it as a promising project and though I would love to help out, I just do not have the talent in writing news articles.

I wish you luck for your new project, but still continue contributing to the Simple English Wiktionary! Best wishes! --Hydriz (talk) 13:02, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

Don't worry, I don't have plans to stop editing here. :-) But please, do try and contribute! Who knows, you may be better at writing news than you think. We need all the help we can get, and I think you'd make a very good reporter. Tempodivalse [talk] 17:04, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

Forced user renames coming soon for SUL[change]

Hi, sorry for writing in English. I'm writing to ask you, as a bureaucrat of this wiki, to translate and review the notification that will be sent to all users, also on this wiki, who will be forced to change their user name on May 27 and will probably need your help with renames. You may also want to help with the pages m:Rename practices and m:Global rename policy. Thank you, Nemo 17:09, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Forced user renames coming soon for SUL[change]

Hi, sorry for writing in English. I'm writing to ask you, as a bureaucrat of this wiki, to translate and review the notification that will be sent to all users, also on this wiki, who will be forced to change their user name on May 27 and will probably need your help with renames. You may also want to help with the pages m:Rename practices and m:Global rename policy. Thank you, Nemo 17:09, 3 May 2013 (UTC)