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Falaise Pocket[edit]

Er... were you just clearing your throat? Valetude (talk) 01:04, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

👍 Mathglot (talk) 02:52, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

good point[edit]

I make a clear distinction between sardonic and sarcastic humor. Failing to disguise (or to recognize) the former embarrasses me in a self-effacing way; stooping to the latter is a shame I strive to avoid. My nose never gets out of joint when I'm the target of either. Thanks for reminding me that not everyone feels the same. Anyway, "Sex is (fill in the blank)." Cheers. --Kent Dominic·(talk) 08:13, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Hi Kent, I walk a fine line sometimes, trying to support your work on language in the right venue, while sometimes pointing out where your passion leads to enthusiastic alternative views which might be completely accurate, but perhaps not entirely on-topic for some non-linguistic corner of the encyclopedia. I hope you don't take it personally (it doesn't seem like you do) because I value your contributions, they make me think. I know I can go on and on about certain topics, and you're welcome to chide me if I go overboard or digress too much on some article or other; I have certain topics that I can wax eloquent about, and never stop. Thanks for keeping us all tending towards accuracy in communication, especially when clarity and the point of view of a reader coming cold to an article is concerned. I always try to think, "How are we going to phrase this, so that a second-year high school student, or even a smart middle school kid can gain maximum benefit from it?" It's when pondering that question, that I realize that sometimes my advocacy in discussions over single words like division, characteristic, attribute, type of, or whatever, really aren't that important in the grand scheme of things. Which isn't to say that they aren't worth having; it's just about maintaining perspective, and keeping our eye on the essentials.
Being a logophile myself (and not only in English), I actually think it's worth my time to think and write about individual words in articles, and engage in Talk page discussions about them, probably way beyond what is "due" for the topic; but it's just something I enjoy. It's kind of a treat for me, to encounter someone that is perhaps even further along that axis than I am. Which means that you and I are in danger of meeting up in some discussion somewhere, and going on and on about the use of the in some sentence for a few days or a week, while the rest of the world rolls their eyes at us. So, if you'll keep me honest by reminding/chiding/teasing me when needed, I'll do the same for you! Face-wink.svg Happy editing! Mathglot (talk) 08:38, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
Mathglot, that's all good. And I think that's the second time you've (or maybe it was someone else?) implied I'm a logophile and the second time I've cringed. I hardly consider myself in that light. I just try to look at text from perspectives that contrast my first and second glances to see if the meaning holds up. It doesn't matter whether I authored it or not. I get more dismayed by editors who overlook defects in my drafts than those who allege errors due to their own lack of expertise. Or lack of circumspection. Sometimes my own interpretations, regardless of moments of certainty, are subject to change based on subsequent enlightenment, improved memory, or lexical extension. Through it all I admit taking an uncharacteristically axiomatic approach.
Case in point: Today I decided that one sense among my definitions for "fence" should be changed from "... separates adjoining areas..." to "... separates adjacent areas..." A big deal? Not for most people. But for anyone tracking the relevant hyperlinks, the sense given for "adjoining" would have to be construed in a tenuous way when applied to the sense given for "fence." The cleanup (i.e. re-encoding all of the affected hyperlinks entailed in changing one word) ate up all of six hours. Fun? No. A labor of love? Hardly. Painstakingly OCD-induced? Well, I'll put it like this: The ego in me sees my work in the way I imagine Michael Jordan approached basketball drills; the way Mozart practiced scales; the way Kurt Gödel recited math equations to make sure they were at his fingertips. When I'm done, I hope people will herald the work's utility, not the nuts and bolts of it. You might be the minority of one who asks, "Kent, how did you do that?" My short answer: "You don't want to know." Your reply to the long answer: "I wish I hadn't asked."
When I go off about semantic stuff to make a substantive point on the Wikipedia talk pages I can see people's eyes glazing over. The poor CycoMas of this site (and apparently sometimes you) think I'm off on a tangent. Not so. Instead, I admit trying to see how readily editors here can grasp the semantic import of certain text by reading it in uncustomary ways. CycoMa thinks I'm pushing a particular POV. Another editor said my explanations smack of "turgid, turbid, awkward writing." So far, only one editor here, plus one at Wiktionary, have baited me into bona fide digressions.
Truth be told: I do pity those editors who never catch the barbed ends of my jabs at lexical incompetence more than I feel for those who feel stung and then cavil, piss, and moan. And I regularly question whether the back-and-forth stuff is worth the effort - especially since nothing productive ever comes of it. Old man that I am, there still are times I need to remind myself to grow up. --Kent Dominic·(talk) 10:11, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

My new hero[edit]

I enjoyed reading every word of what you posted about soapboxing for CycoMa's benefit. Thoughtful, incisive, and articulate. Semantically clear and stylistically unassailable. Why can't you write like that in your edits? (Sorry I don't know where the cheeky-winking emoticon files are stored here.) Your pearls of wisdom just might help him to avoid a meltdown. Speaking of wisdom, I hope most everyone takes special note of this: "It doesn't matter if some term used by sources is just obviously straight up a misnomer." I remind myself of that each time I use terms like:

  • relative pronoun
  • relative clause
    • restrictive relative clause
    • nonrestrictive relative clause
    • reduced relative clause
  • subordinate clause
  • past/present participle
  • copula/linking verb
  • subject complement (as dishonorable mention since I hijacked the term itself for use in a way that conflicts with how it's traditionally construed)

If my axiomatic terms to the contrary ever gain popularity, I'm bracing to get trolled by someone who associates me IRL to certain posts here and to edits like this one, regarding the etymology of "past participle" and "present participle" in English usage. How would I dare expound the etymology of terms that I'm loathe to use? Answer: My lexicon has entries and definitions for such naïve terms with Cf. hyperlinks to terms that are cross-linguistically more efficacious.

Anyway, I hope you've saved CycoMa some grief. Keep up the good work, and I'll try to do the same. Here's sneak peak at the "sex" entry in my lexicon:

sex
noun
1. activity relating to genital contact or stimulation via intimate interaction between individuals; Examples: (a) “Tae Sung, how old were you when you first had sex?” Deborah asked. T.S. winced at the question. “Sorry. “How old were you when you first had sex with a girl?” she asked; (b) “When’s the last time you had sex involving another person?” she asked in a slightly more adversarial tone; (c) “For the record, Your Honor,” T.S. replied emphatically, “the last time I had sex with anyone other than myself happened six-and-a-half years ago. With you.”
2. a classification of individuals within certain species, including humans, according to characteristics pertaining to organisms that typically have two X chromosomes versus characteristics pertaining to organisms that typically have an X chromosome and a Y chromosome; Examples: See
  • female
  • male

Yes, each of those words are hyperlinked in the source material. X chromosome and Y chromosome are hyperlinked to the respective Wikipedia articles, so please don't encourage anyone (*ahem*) to mess with the definitions there. And yes, I do obsess over whether the first sense should be left as "between" or expanded to "between or among." Ultimately, the context relates to a specific couple, not to a Caligula-type mise en scene, so I remind myself that I've written a lexicon as a glossary, not a dictionary.

These days I'm not so much writing as much as I'm just encoding hypertext and inserting relevant screen tips for the 500,000 words in the textbook. My true passion relates to my novel, which forms the basis of the items quoted in the examples. The grammatical stuff is all boilerplate for that overriding interest. Indeed, I really had hoped to crosslink my second sense of my "sex" entry to Wikipedia rather than write my own definition. I suspect poor CycoMa would never understand how my lexicon's inclusion of "classification" demonstrates that I have no particular bias favoring "attribute." (I.e. "attribute" merely reflects the manner in which "sex" is employed throughout the majority of the Wikipedia article but doesn't accord with my textbook's use of the term.)

Club me over the head for the distinction between "classification" and "division." Does it truly matter? Only if you're the one who has to spend 14 hours re-encoding 1,000 hyperlinked items of text. Cheers. --Kent Dominic·(talk) 04:04, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

P.S. If you're uppermost among editors, you'll have noticed that when T.S. said, "The last time I had sex with anyone other than myself..." entails his use of the word "sex" in a way that conflicts with the "between individuals" sense as defined. That conflict represents intentional mischief. Meaning, I take responsibility for the definition's sufficiency but I draw a bright line between what I (Kent) would say apart from the text and what a character (T.S.) says on his own accord within the text. Moreover, I think it's funny for anyone who wants debate whether masturbation constitutes sex. Let's ask CycoMa. Ha! --Kent Dominic·(talk) 04:17, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

One last thing: It's been so long that I worked on the whole "sex" thing for my own purposes that I just now recalled how the pop-up screen tip for the "(biological) sex" hypertext in my lexicon says only this: "sex (noun) - a classification of individuals within certain species, including humans, according to female characteristics versus male characteristics." My original research restatement. Shh - please don't tell CycoMa that my lexicon involves nominal rather than attributive use of the word. --Kent Dominic·(talk) 04:35, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

@Kent Dominic: Hey thanks for putting my account on your watchlist. CycoMa (talk) 06:44, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Reversible binomials[edit]

[1] Love it! DMacks (talk) 07:14, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Glad somebody got it. Face-wink.svg

Help about subcategories[edit]

I’m sorry to ask this again but I need your input, if a category such as State and local socialist parties in the United States does not have any subcategories for Eco-Socialism and Social Democracy is it right to remove them even though they are socialist parties? Bvcitizen (talk) 22:30, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

@Bvcitizen: First, I'm not that well versed on subcategories, and your question would have a better audience at Wikipedia talk:Categorization. Secondly, from the way you phrased your question, I'm not quite sure what you are asking. What is the them referring to, in the expression, is it right to remove them? Are you talking about removing articles that are currently categorized in Category:State and local socialist parties in the United States, that might be better categorized in a subcategory, if only the right subcat existed? No need to respond to this question here, as I likely wouldn't be able to help regardless; just think about it, so you can maybe rephrase your original question in a way that is unambiguous, before posing the question at WT:CAT where folks can better help you. Good luck! Mathglot (talk) 23:05, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks sorry for phrasing it so weird but you’re always a help. Bvcitizen (talk) 00:32, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
@Bvcitizen:, no problem, you're always welcome. Mathglot (talk) 00:41, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

sex: a trivial post-mortem from a semantics POV[edit]

Hi, Mathglot. During the second draft of my 367,000-word novel, I developed some semantic algorithms that I applied to the characters’ speech to ensure that they didn’t all wind up talking like one another or, even worse, like me. Just for fun, I dug up that algorithm and applied it to the edit summaries and talk page discussion for sex. I suspected CycoMa would grade the lowest, but Crossroads beat him to the bottom. Some samples:

  1. “There was nothing wrong with the sentence, ‘Organisms of many species are specialized into male and female varieties, each known as a sex.’” – Crossroads, 06:39, 27 March 2021
  2. “‘Sex relates to’ is in violation of WP:REFERSTO.” – Crossroads, 20:21, 27 March 2021
  3. ["Sex is a male or female attribute in organisms that propagate their species through sexual reproduction." I think 'attribute' is better than 'characteristic' based on the etymology of the terms. Mathglot? Crossroads? Newimpartial? Anyone else?" -Kent Dominic, 10:05, 28 March 2021] “None of the sources define sex as an ‘attribute.’ And then people might read that and think it means a particular male or female attribute. What we should look for is what dictionaries of biology or encyclopedias of biology say and how they define the term. – Crossroads, 04:37, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
  4. “Try ‘attribute.’ [E.g.] ‘Sex is the attribute of male or female in organisms that propagate the species through sexual reproduction.’” - Crossroads, 17:57, 30 March 2021
  5. "‘Sex is a male or female attribute’ makes no sense and sounds like some other attribute is being described. [‘Sex is the attribute of male or female’] is fine because it is the attribute ‘in’ organisms.” – Crossroads, 03:06, 12 April 2021
  6. “‘Sex is a male or female attribute’ is syntactically discombobulated. Stop WP:Edit warring over this.’” - Crossroads, 03:28, 12 April 2021
  7. "‘Sex is a male or female attribute’ makes no grammatical sense. Supposedly the pre-existing ['Sex is the attribute of male or female'] violated some rule of grammar, although it is not clear to me what it is. Sex is the attribute of male or female. That attribute is in the organism, etc.’” – Crossroads, 03:43, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

The outliers include Crossroads’ irrealis use of “might” in the third quote and imperative use of “should” and “try” in the third and fourth quotes. Everything else is uttered as stative or indicative matters of fact. In law, we say such non-evidentiary statements are “conclusory.” In logic, they’re ipse dixits. On Crossroads’ behalf, I should point out the growth in stance from (apparently) rejecting “attribute” in statement 3 to embracing it in statement 4. From a strictly vocab POV, he still grades low in recognizing the various meanings of what “attribute” entails.

I was a bit surprised that Crossroads proffered the “Sex is a trait…” phrasing given his initial objection – on source grounds – to “Sex is an attribute…” That's what made me apply the semantics algorithm to ALL of his remarks to find there’s no continuity regarding much of the logic underlying his various statements.

In the end, I hope he’s happy. Please don’t tell him he did a 180-turn regarding his view of what “sex” means re. its attributive versus nominal definition. I’ve got the feeling that if he realizes he ultimately advocated the very idea that I initially suggested (rather than believing the current definition was his brainchild), he might renege on his support for the consensus.

Speaking of "renege..." If indeed you consider yourself a logophile, please join me when I mount a rebuttal to the cancel culture's attempt to eradicate the word, echoing the same grounds used when they railed against "niggardly some 20 years ago." --Kent Dominic·(talk) 04:04, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

@Kent Dominic: don’t tell who what? CycoMa (talk) 06:37, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
Kent, some of those attempts are probably doomed, unfortunately. I remember the niggardly controversy back when, which I found cringeworthy. I figured that one was a lost cause. There's a word for a shift in usage, roughly rendering the "bad meaning drives out the good" concept, but I can't remember it now. Maybe you know what it is. Mathglot (talk) 08:50, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
Sorry, no. Flunked your quiz. My test for today: linguistic analysis of the word, "gob-so-smacking-lutely." In the toolbox:
Poor Kelly, the woman who translated the novel from English to Korean. According to her, there's no Korean language equivalent for that neologism. I told her to make one up. Unlike Wikipedia, fiction thrives on imaginative OR. --Kent Dominic·(talk) 13:56, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
Your Google Scholar search - "gob-so-smacking-lutely" - did not match any articles. That's what I'm talking about! If there had been any matches, my efforts at original research character's proclivity for extemporization would have been in vain. --Kent Dominic·(talk) 16:55, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
Now it's time to compile my WP:RFD list:
  • sniggle
  • snicker
  • knicker
  • New York Knicks
  • niggle
  • niggler
  • any word that starts with "N"
--Kent Dominic·(talk) 17:06, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
Kent, actually, Steve Pinker (pretty sure it was him) did an analysis of ab-so-effing-lutely, and a whole round of similar insertions on linguistic principles, and even analyzed why it cannot possibly be ab-effing-so-lutely. If I can find it, I'll link it for you.
Btw, I cringe sometimes, when you mention other users in a way they might either not like, or at least wish to be able to respond to. And I know your "Don't tell User:Example, but.." is tongue in cheek since the whole internet can read this, but it still comes across a bit U and non-U, and I want everyone to feel welcome here. I'm not saying you can't say whatever you want here, exactly, but don't forget AGF, and also there's a guideline or recommendation somewhere that calls for linking a username when mentioning them for the first time in a discussion. Then too, editor C's TP is usually not the right place for editors A and B to talk something out. Anyway, it's all good, but just be kind.
Still trying to find the "bad meaning" word; it's an analog of Gresham's law, only in the field of language shift instead of economics. Mathglot (talk) 17:58, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
Hot on the trail of the Pinker (?) quote; haven't found it yet, but you might like this related essay by him. Very NSFW. Mathglot (talk) 18:06, 8 May 2021 (UTC) Here's a possibly better link; except for the annoying popup. Mathglot (talk) 18:13, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
Hmm; possibly it wasn't Pinker after all? See this blog post. Mathglot (talk) 18:15, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
I'd welcome whatever you might find re. the above, but I finished my own analysis of gob-so-smacking-lutely last night. And I'll respect whatever parameters you prefer here. I suspect, however, that the non-U and non-Me editors would care little and understand less about all the grammatical, semantic, linguistic, and textual analysis that I spout. With a belated shoutout to Crossroads, I always welcome a sound refutation of my observations, and I value feedback that demonstrates flaws in my reasoning more than I solicit echo chamber agreement. My conclusions are always subject to change. So too is my reliance on premises that are shown to be invalid.
So far, in my experience here, you're the only other editor with the background and interest to recognize the six shades of semantic import underlying the ton of words that fly around the talk pages, edits, and edit summaries. (My jaw would have dropped to the floor if Crossroads had spontaneously pointed out that my 26 March 2021 edit for sex should have said "by" rather than "into" as a reason for reversion. Too late, Crossroads: I have only myself, not you, to thank for that bit of embarrassment I endured in private with nary a well deserved talk page nor edit summary dress-down. Indeed, your reversion highlighted "categorized" and "characteristics" as deficient when, in hindsight, "into" was the culprit.) Nevertheless, I know I risk boring even you, Mathglot, with all my semantic spiel here and elsewhere. And let me say this: I don't feel any amount of disrespect when the spiel is outright ignored, as is typically the case with Crossroads, or when my stuff goes un-replied. Or unread and deleted. Certain editors would benefit by doing more of that. --Kent Dominic·(talk) 23:25, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
I just read the Steve Pinker article. He and I are on the same page, but I have this niggling observation: True enough, the "fucking" in "fucking brilliant" would be an adverb if categorized under a traditional part of speech. In my lexicon, it's an adverbial continuative participle. (I shun the use of present participle.) And I use lexical category, not part of speech. So, the the "fucking" in "fucking brilliant" constitutes any of the following:
  • adverb (as traditionally given)
  • adverbial continuative participle
  • expletive
  • interjection
  • filler (perhaps; depends on Bono's intent and prosody)
  • obscenity (my call as of today, ask me again next week)
  • vulgarity (i.e. not for use in the presence of Her Majesty)
--Kent Dominic·(talk) 23:50, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
Kent, not the link I was looking for regarding ab-so-effing-lutely, but thought of expletive infixation, which may have more about this. Mathglot (talk) 00:10, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
Got it, thanks. My dilemma: where to steer my own readers. I'm leaning toward tmesis and infix respectively, which gets at the same idea. --Kent Dominic·(talk) 09:05, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

A question about this[edit]

Can you explain what you mean by that.

On here

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:MobileDiff/1022058571&type=revision CycoMa (talk) 06:34, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

@CycoMa:, Basically, it has to do with the core difference between gender identity and gender expression, which are elementary concepts of gender. David Reimer was always a boy, although he didn't look like one growing up because of the surgery and feminizing hormones he was given per Money's "twins experiment", and wasn't dressed like one, because his parents dressed him and treated him as a girl at Money's direction, because they believed Dr. Money. Even with no penis, and feminizing surgery, and female hormones, and girl's clothing and everybody treating him like a girl, he always knew something was wrong but as a child, couldn't articulate it. The minute the truth became known to him, he immediately went back to being a boy outwardly, changed his name back to male, and demanded to be treated as a boy. The point is, he was always a boy, and even a vulva, breasts, female name, and girl's clothing could not change his inner feeling of who he was; that's how powerful his male gender identity was. He never had a female gender identity; he merely had female methods of expression forced on him, but he was never comfortable with it. Discovering the truth of his surgery, and "treatment", merely confirmed the male identity he was born with, and that even years of being treated as girl forced on him could not alter. What he changed, was only his outward presentation: the clothes he wore, hair, and so on became masculine, instead of feminine. His gender identity remained what it always was: "boy". Makes sense, now? Mathglot (talk) 07:53, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Feedback request: Wikipedia style and naming request for comment[edit]

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Quiesced; moot. Mathglot (talk) 21:47, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

Bharat[edit]

Hi! You asked a question at Talk:Bharat#Requested move 2 May 2021 – sorry for getting back so late. The short answer is: no, I don't have any particular process that I follow. In that case, I was proceeding mostly from my involvement in the topic area, and the data I looked at was mostly just the one I presented in the nomination. I also took account of the pageviews though – they're never determinative, but are very easy to access and can often provide useful initial hints. My two rules of thumb for pageviews are: 1) if X is an article with a hatnote linking to X (disambiguation), then it probably shouldn't be a primary topic if it gets less than 10x the views of the dab page; 2) If Y is a redirect to X, with a similar hatnote to Y (disambiguation), then there's usually no primary topic for "Y" unless the dab page gets less than half of the views of the redirect.

If you're interested, you can get in touch with the editors behind Wikipedia:WikiProject Bluelink patrol. They often deal with bad primary topics and I imagine they will have better developed know-how on how to identify them. – Uanfala (talk) 13:38, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

@Uanfala:, Thanks! Mathglot (talk) 16:12, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:List_of_Wikipedians_by_article_count[edit]

Please search for any currently relevant names in this list. I make this list, and recently added a feature to hide the top 100 rankings to avoid unhealthy article creation habits by some editors trying to be #1, as discussed on the list talk page Wikipedia_talk:List_of_Wikipedians_by_article_count#Top_100_protected in particular the insights/research done by user FOARP. -- GreenC 18:07, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

What makes you think I’m a gender essentialist?[edit]

Hey I remember in a earlier discussion you said something along the lines of what I was saying was a ge dear essentialist point of view.

Just to make sure you are aware I don’t really care about the sociological side of sex or gender. I only do research on ten biological side of it. CycoMa (talk) 03:21, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

@CycoMa:, I don't recall what you are referring to; if you can link to it, I can respond better. But if your first sentence is correct, then I'm not attributing any point of view to you; that first sentence is saying that an assertion of yours matches a gender essentialist PoV, if that's what went down; it doesn't mean you are. So, in that case, the answer to your question is, "Nothing." That is, nothing makes me think you're a gender essentialist. Hope this helps, Mathglot (talk) 03:30, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
It was on gender and sex distinction. Right here.CycoMa (talk) 03:34, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
Right, and I said, "...I can't imagine that's what you were implying." That was an open-ended invitation for you to clarify what you were trying to say, because your comment came off like a gender essentialist position, and I assumed you were of the diametrically opposite opinion. If I was confused about what you were saying, probably other people were too, and I thought you would want to know. Mathglot (talk) 03:36, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
Sorry about that, I think I should have said was that the reason for the separation was mostly for sociological or societal reasons. Saying it was for political was honestly came off as negative on my part.
I do understand a little bit why sex and gender are two different things. But, at the same time it’s hard for me to understand.
Also do forgive me if I can off as confusing, I was confused at the time and I get confused a lot to be honest
I am commenting this down because I was honestly a little worried you assumed I was some kind of misogynist.CycoMa (talk) 03:52, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
@CycoMa:, don't worry, it's not a problem. And you don't have to apologize (although it's kind to do so if you think you made a mistake, but I don't think you have anything to apologize for here), and in particular, no need to worry about what I think, either. It's not like I'm an admin or something (and even if I were, I'd be a nice one; Face-wink.svg.) Hey, we're all human; I know I can be confusing sometimes, in spades. Take care! Mathglot (talk) 03:58, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

Hopelesswiki is back...[edit]

Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Hopelesswiki

Please take a look at these two IPs. Thank you.

http://en.turkcewiki.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/49.180.150.196

http://en.turkcewiki.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/49.195.227.54

There are most likely more IPs, but I only found these two so far.2600:387:C:6D36:0:0:0:7 (talk) 10:01, 20 May 2021 (UTC)

IP 2600, Excellent job finding these two; do you mind telling me what tipped you off? Also, how did you know to find me? Your quick work in finding these, makes it easier to deal with via undos and rollbacks, before their edits get buried in other, valid edits by other users. So, big thanks for this! Mathglot (talk) 21:05, 20 May 2021 (UTC)

Tracking these:

There's no doubt whatever that these two are Hopelesswiki (talk · contribs), so kudos to IP 2600 for finding them. I've notified the two IPs via their respective Talk pages, and have completed undos and rollbacks. I also added commentary at User talk:101.187.83.6#November 2020 but am thinking that's not the right venue for it. Mathglot (talk) 00:55, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

I now am watching Coronantivirus (talk · contribs) as well. This is likely a legitimate account, but they had some suspicious reverts in order to restore versions of the same articles edited by the two IP accounts above. Joined 8 September 2020, 2 TP warnings, one 24-hour block for e-w. Tried to restore edits by 49.180.150.196. Editor Interaction Analyser (49.180.150.196, 49.195.227.54, Coronantivirus) Mathglot (talk) 06:12, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

Kagyu[edit]

@Mathglot: thanks for your edits. Can you take a look? Please double-check and ping me if I did something wrong. :-) Lotje (talk) 04:45, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

@Lotje:, thanks for your question. I responded to you at Talk:Kagyu#Fixing dead links. Mathglot (talk) 05:35, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks Mathglot. Lots of link rots and bare urls, all hands on deck I'd say. Face-smile.svg Lotje (talk) 05:36, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
@Lotje: Yes Face-wink.svg  – be sure and ping me in case you have any issues rescuing the dead links. Archive.org is the best place to start looking for them. Mathglot (talk) 05:38, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

@Mathglot: can you help me with Gothic rock? Thanks. Lotje (talk) 06:21, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

Native speaker of English language[edit]

Only me again... from your userpage I take it you are a native speaker of the English language. Wondering if "prounciation" is or was an English word, or just another typo. Thank you for your time. Lotje (talk) 05:40, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

Yes, I am. To my knowledge, prounciation is not, and has never been a word in English, just a typo. You can check Merriam-Webster (m-w.com) which doesn't have it, or other dictionaries, and I think you'll find the same thing. Mathglot (talk) 06:22, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
Add ping: @Lotje:. Mathglot (talk) 08:12, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

Foreign relations of Cambodia[edit]

@Mathglot:, can you give me an example of how you would tackle this dead link? (Wayback states Orange indicates that the URL was not found (4xx). Thanks Lotje (talk) 11:46, 22 May 2021 (UTC)

@Lotje:, that's what's called a WP:BAREURL, and it's unfortunate, because had they included a title from the original page, it would've perhaps been possible to find it at the internet archive, but with only a dead url, which is marked "fix attempted" since 2017, it's harder. You can try other archiving sites, like archive.is, wikiwix, archive.today, and so on. I finally found a copy of it, and added it to the article. When writing citations, please be sure to always add at least a title along with the url, it makes it much easier to find again if the url goes dead. Cheers, Mathglot (talk) 05:07, 27 May 2021 (UTC)

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Re: Sex Reassignment surgery, etc[edit]

hi! I'm a bit surprised that you decided to take my edits down because I thought I researched that topic in depth and really contributed and expanded the section as I believe it was lacking in important details. I'm also not sure about the citations that you thought were irrelevant as I really put effort into finding scientific peer reviewed articles on the topic - I would appreciate your input and advice on that. Cosmetic interventions are my passion as I have done quite a lot of them myself and hence my interest in them and desire to contribute to either lack of information, incomplete information or erroneous information. I will much appreciate your feedback/response on the items above. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Beautydepot (talkcontribs) 02:15, 27 May 2021 (UTC)

Responded at your talk page. Mathglot (talk) 03:36, 27 May 2021 (UTC)

Gender identity[edit]

You reverted my edit of the word "superficial" in the article "Gender Identity" stating that there were no sources. The article currently reads as if sex reassignment surgery alters the biological processes of the human body such that biological sex factors are reformatted via this purely cosmetic surgical procedure. The article Sex Reassignment Surgery refers to the surgery as "altering to resemble" the other sex. Note the distinction between "alter to resemble" and "reassign." An alteration only to resemblance is what is called a "superficial" alteration. Perhaps there is a language barrier between us as you are obviously a polyglot and my edit is self-evident, universally-accepted information that is clearly stated in the intro to the Sex Reassignment Surgery article that you also heavily manage. If not, why don't you edit the Sex Reassignment Surgery article to state that "their existing sexual characteristics are altered to resemble those socially associated with their identified gender" to be consistent with the patently-false assertion that the reassignment of sex characteristics is not exclusively superficial? I edited the Gender Identity page to convey the same factual information that is present in the header for Sex Reassignment Surgery, and you edited it to contradict said factual information. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Uchiha Itachi 25 (talkcontribs) 19:57, 27 May 2021 (UTC)

@Uchiha Itachi 25:, our messages crossed; see your Talk page.
Regarding your discussion above about why your content should be acceptable at Gender identity, I appreciate your comments, but this is the wrong place for it. The correct place is at Talk:Gender identity, and you're more than welcome to copy these comments there, if you wish, or to start a new discussion there, if you aren't already in the process of doing so. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 20:16, 27 May 2021 (UTC)

The Iron Heel[edit]

Hello Mathglot, on May 26 I added information to the The Iron Heel page on Wikipedia about a theatrical adaptation of The Iron Heel that had a 3-week run at Pulitzer Prize-winning Theater for the New City in New York City from September 24 - October 11, 2009. I just noticed that you removed my contribution the following day, May 27. Can you let me know your reason for doing so and what I can do to restore this relevant history to the page? Many thanks! 72.69.161.2 (talk) 03:08, 28 May 2021 (UTC)

It's because you added material to the article that was unsourced. See Wikipedia's policy on WP:Verifiability, and the use of WP:CITATIONs to a WP:Reliable source. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 03:16, 28 May 2021 (UTC)

Hello again, Mathglot. I have reviewed the information you sent about citing sources, and I am still wondering what would be considered acceptable source material for an ephemeral theatrical production. Of course, people can contact Theater for the New City (TNC) in New York to verify that the production had a full 3-week run. The production was listed in 2009 on TNC's website, which is constantly updated. The writer/director of the production was interviewed on several NYC radio shows, including 3 distinct programs on WBAI Radio in New York. The process of creating the production and the production itself were extensively documented with photographs by prominent German-U.S. photographer Marlis Momber. These photographs have been available for for the public to view in online websites since 2009. The performance was also documented with a full-length video recording made by NY-based filmmaker, Charles Krezell. In the weeks leading up to the production dates, write-ups were featured in many printed and online news formats including the Villager newspaper and Broadway World, where the September 24 - October 11, 2009, production dates are clearly listed. The production was listed in the Village Voice, Time Out New York, the Columbia University Alumni calendar, and other printed and online publications throughout the 3-week run of the show. Performances were attended by Jack London scholars from across the country, who participated in post-show conferences at Theater for the New City. One of these conferences was video recorded. The production was well documented on social media and generated extensive commentary and dialogue from attendees. It united theater artists and Jack London admirers and also appealed to community people who are traditionally underrepresented by the theater. It remained faithful to Jack London's vision while contributing a new view on the material with lyric language and innovative performance techniques, as well as 20 new songs inspired by London's text. Songs and excerpts from the production are periodically performed at public events, including Theater for the New City's 26th annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, which took place this past weekend and was announced in the mainstream media in NYC.

Theater for the New City's 2009 NYC production of THE IRON HEEL predates the Untitled Theater Company's 2016 NYC production, which is listed in the Adaptations section of Wikipedia's page on THE IRON HEEL. While the Untitled Company's 2016 production does not feature original songs, it recalls specific production choices of Theater for the New City's earlier (2009) production in many significant ways. Additionally, the 2009 production (performed in TNC's largest theater space on a set designed for the production) included theater professionals affiliated with and known to the director of Untitled's 2016 production (an itinerant production performed on a smaller scale in site-specific meeting halls or in audio form). Both the 2009 and 2016 productions received a Puffin Foundation Grant.

TNC's 2009 production had been in the works since the mid 1980s. The Prologue and a draft of the script were written in 1984. In a phone conversation in 1986 the writer/director was gratified to receive assurance from Milo Shepard, a relative of Jack London and guardian of his legacy, that THE IRON HEEL was in the public domain and she was free to adapt and perform it as she chose.

Please let me know, if you can, what documentation would be acceptable for the influential 2009 work to take its place among the adaptations in Wikipedia's page on THE IRON HEEL. 72.69.161.2 (talk) 22:52, 31 May 2021 (UTC)

Dear Mathglot, is there a response to my 5/31/21 followup inquiry (above) about the 2009 production of THE IRON HEEL? Please let me know. Thank you. 72.69.161.2 (talk) 16:10, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

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Cuba[edit]

Hi. I wrote for you in spanish, cause you are mexican right ? (at least, that the info on your personal info). Do you need i write for u in english language ? Not problem. Now, Could you explain me why did you reversed the changes that i did in Cuba article, specifically in the "Media" section ? Its just an actualization in a section with a lot of old information (and misinformation also, specially citing sources well known by his attacks against Cuba ) and I put cuban websites as a proof of the lies about the sell of computers in Cuba. How could I DELETE that lies ?. By the way, Im working in Wikipedia since years ago, and for example, the articles about cuban military, or the cuban special forces, were started by me. Thanks by your messages, and the technical details. In the next hours I will add new content to the music section, were "Celia Cruz" o "Gloria Estefan" are cited, although they ARE NOT the most representatives figures of the cuban music. Because, for example, Gloria Estefan NEVER made career on Cuba and Celia Cruz left Cuba 60 years ago. (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by AdrianCubano (talkcontribs) 16:09, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

AdrianCubano, I'm not Mexican, and that is not on my personal info; perhaps you have me confused with someone else. The reason to write in English is because this is English Wikipedia, and writing in Spanish might exclude others who might wish to participate in the conversation. Mathglot (talk) 08:38, 6 June 2021 (UTC)

Probably I read in other user´s page. Sorry. AdrianCubano 11:49, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

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Oradour-sur-Glane massacre‎‎[edit]

Sorry for my edit removing the hidden comments you added. I did not realize until now that you has just added them to help you in the process of adding in-line refs. I hope I didn't screw things up for you too much. My apologies. Beyond My Ken (talk) 22:55, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

Beyond My Ken, no worries, thanks for the heads-up! Mathglot (talk) 00:55, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

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Sorry about that past discussion[edit]

Hey I’m sorry about that discussion at Sex and gender distinction. I didn’t mean to waste your time back there. CycoMa (talk) 18:03, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

@CycoMa:, no worries/nothing to apologize for; I know you're here to improve the encyclopedia, so we're both after the same thing. Mathglot (talk) 06:21, 21 June 2021 (UTC)

Capitalization of book titles[edit]

Hi Mathglot, I saw you reverted some of my edits with the edit summary "Please don't change the capitalization of titles, if they use sentence case and not title case." I've been following MOS:TITLECAPS, where it says "In titles (including subtitles, if any) of English-language works (books, poems, songs, etc.), every word except for definite and indefinite articles, short coordinating conjunctions, and short prepositions is capitalized." Does that explain my edits or am I missing something? Thanks, SchreiberBike | ⌨  20:39, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

@SchreiberBike:, Hmm, it does say that; and yet, the quotation style guide (I'll have to go find it) says, iirc, that we use the capitalization of the original. Either I remember wrong, or there's a conflict between the two guides, which will require a discussion at one of the style guide pages to resolve. In the meantime, I won't revert you if you make further edits of this type, as the guide does seem to support you, and even if the other one doesn't, that's probably good enough. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, and happy editing! Mathglot (talk) 22:23, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

Lockdown protest talk[edit]

First of all thanks for your post on my page. It's great to learn more about how Wikipedia works.

I've looked back at the talk page today for COVID-19 anti-lockdown protests in the United Kingdom, and the original post I made I worded perfectly. But my points were ignored and you complained almost immediately about a string of edits that I mostly had nothing to do with. It went downhill from there as we were both talking past each other.

The Guardian story says "The Westfield invasion came after a mass march of about 12 miles through London, starting in Parliament Square and reaching as far west as Acton. At its height there appeared to be hundreds of thousands of people taking part." If this "directly contradicts" the other "impeccable" sources you posted, then is the Guardian source, which you also posted, still "impeccable". I think it is a folly to describe any media source as impeccable.

I think I will have to restate my case at a future date. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Raptor252 (talkcontribs) 00:26, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

@Raptor252:, since this appears to be your second-ever post under this username, I assume you're a former IP editing primarily at Talk:COVID-19 anti-lockdown protests in the United Kingdom who I've interacted with before there and your IP talk page. Congratulations for signing up for a username, and welcome! (This makes it much easier to communicate; for one thing, you'll get an alert due to my use of the {{Reply}} template at the beginning of this message.) I don't want to out you, so I'm not making any assumptions, nor stating here, who I think you are. (You are allowed to do so, if you wish, but you don't have to; others however, must not.)
You're correct that I reverted some edits at the article, but I only have two lifetime edits at the article, one reverting User:Zerbstill (here), and one reverting IP 86.4.148.164 (here). All my other activity has been on the Talk page. Above, you said that I:

complained almost immediately about a string of edits that I mostly had nothing to do with

that may well be true, and I don't disagree. There was at least one registered user and four IPs involved in similar activity at the article iirc, so no doubt I was talking mostly about somebody else (or four somebody elses). As far as this comment:

I think it is a folly to describe any media source as impeccable.

while I did use the word "impeccable", that was mostly to stress that the sources we have at the article for "hundreds" of protesters at Parliament Square are rock-solid sources, way beyond the normal bar for a "reliable source", including Reuters, the New York Times, The Independent, and so on. That's what I meant by "impeccable", although I suppose you are right that to the extent that means without fault, that's an exaggeration as no source reaches that threshold. (But one of the criteria of a reliable source, is that while errors are relatively rare occurrences, a reliable source issues retractions when they do happen, and all of those sources easily meet that bar). I don't want to quibble with you about the meaning of "impeccable", though; the real take-away here, is that Wikipedia follows what the preponderance of reliable sources say about a subject, regardless if what they say is true or not; and that the point of contention raised by the OP at the discussion was about the number of protesters on 29 May in Parliament Square and it was very clear that a large number of [impeccable] sources all agreed that the number was in "the hundreds". Whatever may have happened elsewhere in London that day, before, or since, is a separate issue, and with all the users and IPs jumping in with their own theories and claims, things may have gotten confused.
Raptor252, I don't have any issue with you, and I sincerely welcome you to the encyclopedia. If we got off on the wrong foot due to a confused situation at that one article, let's put it behind us. From your reasoning at the Talk page, regardless whether I happen to agree with it or not, I can see that you could become a good editor here, and an asset to the project. It will be crucial, however, for you to get on board with that one rule, which some find a tough pill to swallow, and that is this (and I know I'm repeating myself here): Wikipedia summarizes and reports what the majority of reliable, independent, secondary sources have to say on a topic, regardless of the truth of the matter. In particular, an individual editor's personal knowledge and experience, even if they were personally at the event, even if they are the *main speaker* or the *author of the definitive work on the topic* cannot be used at Wikipedia (the buzzword here is WP:Original research), unless you are prepared to include a citation to a reliable source to that effect. If you can accept that point (not everyone can), I think you'll be a fine editor here. I hope you will, and feel free to come here for questions any time. (There's also the WP:Tea house, and the WP:Ref desk). Thanks for reaching out, Mathglot (talk) 01:07, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

Re "clovergender" and "trans-age"[edit]

I appreciate that you were attempting to avoid newbie-biting, but both "clovergender" and "trans-age" have been reported as anti-LGBT, pro-pedophilia hoaxes with ties to the alt-right. Just wanted to let you know, for future reference Face-smile.svg ezlev (user/tlk/ctrbs) 04:16, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

@Ezlev:, okay, thanks. Maybe somebody who knows more about this should post a warning at WT:LGBT, maybe even WP:VPM as a warning to look out for it? Mathglot (talk) 05:27, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

User SlimVirgin[edit]

Good work on the Simone de Beauvoir page. I noticed you tried to ping user SlimVirgin. You might want take a look at her talk page. Regards. TwoTwoHello (talk) 10:16, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

@TwoTwoHello:, Oh no, that's so sad... Thank you for conveying the news. Face-sad.svg Mathglot (talk) 02:32, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

So long, Cuba![edit]

Hi Mathglot, I'm taking Cuba off my watchlist. My initial editing interest stemmed solely from the need to link the article vis-à-vis its relevance to my own definition for "Hispanic." After making this edit, it's been an eye-popping, head spinning experience to see the number of wacky edits at the page. Please ping me if you need a hand bearing up under the crazy traffic there. Meanwhile, soldier on with your A+ work. Just curious: if you don't mind saying, what interest(s) you about the article? ¿Y tu puedes hablar español? Cheers. --Kent Dominic·(talk) 12:39, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

Hi -Kent, yeah, it's wacky over there all right, with a fair bit of POV editing, plus uncollaborative editing from many socks of banned user Krajoyn (talk · contribs) who pop up every once in a while at that article, and a few others. Not sure how long you've been watching Cuba, but check out these discussions: #A brand new editor is adding unsourced content and #Reverting edits by block-evading socks.
I do speak Spanish (hablas would be more idiomatic than puedes hablar, and drop the tu either way) and I don't know how I ended up at the Cuba article, probably through sub-articles like One Hundred Days Government, or Sergeants' Revolt, which I created. A lot of editors think that with 6+ million articles in Wikipedia, there's nothing significant or interesting left to write, but that's far from true. I'm constantly amazed—sometimes shocked—at the lacunae in the encyclopedia, and I enjoy filling them. A couple of recent shocks of that sort led me to create Liberation of France, and War guilt question—can you believe we didn't have them? Or, more recently, Gendered associations of pink and blue (still a stub that needs work). So you see, there's still plenty of interesting things to do. Finding the holes can be like identifying the missing card in a deck of cards, but there are some tools that help; if interested, let me know. Mathglot (talk) 18:03, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Lacunae! I may have to change my user name. —valereee (talk) 19:41, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
Valereee, before you do, you might want to read La Disparition by Georges Perec (in French; fr-wiki article at fr:La Disparition (roman) ). Or, in one of the translation tours de force of all time, A Void (in English), by translator Gilbert Adair. Mathglot (talk) 19:56, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
I don't think I'm intellectual enough for this user talk. —valereee (talk) 20:10, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
Mathglot, lo que aprendí en la escuela alta es todo que recuerdo. Estoy escribando ésto sín Google transductor, asi perdóname. Me siento mucho mi un semestre de español. Para divertido, mires: "Un semestre de canción de amor en español". --Kent Dominic·(talk) 03:21, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
Kent, Wow, there are a few small problems, but if that's just one semester, that's fantastic! I would have guessed at least a year or two. Well done. You must have a great memory. I'm jealous. Mathglot (talk) 03:34, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
(Shh... Our secret: It was more than one semester. I'm embarrassed to admit how many.) --Kent Dominic·(talk) 03:51, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

Biased information that was removed.[edit]

Hi, Mathglot. You removed some of the edits I made to the Cuba page. I'm sorry I didn't explain why I made those edits. I'll try to do it here... I noticed that some of the information was incorrect or biased and its sources were not reliable because they were... the Cuban government itself! I am Cuban myself, born and raised. As you probably know, Cuba has lived under a totalitarian regime for more than 60 years and the government has absolute control over the media. Therefore, any information coming from the Cuban government itself and its many institutions would be "less than neutral" as you said yourself. Particularly, I noticed a lot of information that was conveniently favorable to the regime with no data to back it up (to be honest, blatant lies). I also have to say that some parts of the article were obviously edited by Cuban counterintelligence forces because their terrible English and their absolutely propagandistic style are unmistakable. As a Cuban, I think many foreigners already tend to be misinformed about my country, because all of the information coming out of Cuba is fabricated and spread by the government itself. This is unfair towards the Cuban people who live under the regime, and also definitely not neutral. If you moderate this article you should be alert of the efforts the Cuban government itself puts into keeping pages like this favorable to them. They care a lot about foreign opinion because that's how they make money, thanks to tourists and "allies" of the system. 98.116.102.242 (talk) 14:04, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

98.116.102.242, I responded at User talk:98.116.102.242#Your comment about Cuba on my Talk page. Mathglot (talk) 16:52, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

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Periodic sentence[edit]

Hey Mathglot, would you look at the talk page for this article and either archive the "Talk:Periodic sentence" section or, if you don't want to do it, tell me how it's done so I can do it and take the rap? Also, I'd like your input about my intent to delete (or massively edit) the first sentence in the article's "Decline" section. Ironically, that sentence itself is an example of a periodic sentence, which isn't in decline except for the Romantic period variety excerpted later in the article. Cheers. --Kent Dominic·(talk) 01:20, 16 June 2021 (UTC)

Kent, Aha, so the sentence is autological, eh? I'll have a look... Mathglot (talk) 01:30, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
"Autological." Good word. I've never used it myself and have to dust off my memory for its meaning each time I encounter it. The last time I saw it was in the oxymoron article, which says, "The word oxymoron is autological." I disagree with the "is" wording but resisted changing it to "was." Or, alternatively, "The word oxymoron is etymologically autological." So there! Still, do many users really care how Latinized Greek affects English? Assuming the contributor got the etymology right, I actually appreciate knowing that bit of trivia in case I ever become a Jeopardy! contestant. --Kent Dominic·(talk) 03:49, 16 June 2021 (UTC)

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wrylie[edit]

Hi Mathglot, if you have time and interest, you might consider whether the stuff I posted here is worth adaptation as a Wikipedia article. I posted it mostly for the contributor who stupidly reverted a huge chunk of etymology, as you'll see by reading the edit history of the associated page. You'll also notice how that same contributor was/is ignorant to an understanding of catachresis beyond its use as a figure of speech. He nonetheless made a fair point that there was a simpler way to make my relevant point. Cheers. --Kent Dominic·(talk) 09:20, 20 June 2021 (UTC)

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Partly done. Mathglot (talk) 06:17, 21 June 2021 (UTC)

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Thanks very much for signing the comment I left for you on my talk page. That was extremely kind of you. I forgot that I was supposed to sign it as I haven't used Wikipedia in a while. I'll do that from now and I appreciate you reminding me of that procedure. Additionally, I'm sorry for saying that your comment was transphobic. It wasn't. However, I thought it was at the time - but now I have thought about what you said more deeply and I have realised that I was wrong about that. However, I still stand by everything else I said. Finally, would you mind explaining the comment you left for me on the article 'Attraction to transgender people' (in which you talked about self-reverting) as I didn't understand anything you said. --Ariana Williscroft·(talk) 11:04, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

Also, I really appreciate you sending me a Welcome message on my talk page, too. That was extremely nice of you. Although, you didn't have to do that since I've been a member for four years hahahaha --Ariana Williscroft·(talk) 11:20, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

@Ariana Williscroft:, yes, I knew you've been around a while, but your total number of edits is low, so I thought you still deserved a welcome, and that the links in the message might still be helpful to you. I hope they will be. It looks like your message here, crossed with one I was writing to you at the time; see my response at your Talk page. Mathglot (talk) 10:33, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

Ah, okay. Thanks very much. That was extremely kind of you :) Ariana Williscroft (talk) 11: 42, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

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With regard to this revert, please see this discussion. Best, M.Bitton (talk) 12:52, 5 July 2021 (UTC)

@M.Bitton:, thanks for the heads-up. Mathglot (talk) 19:09, 5 July 2021 (UTC)

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On the name Hungary, which probably originated from the name Onoguria[edit]

On your last revert on Hungarian language, in a section named "Historical controversy over origins", you showed the incompetence, insufficiency on the subject, unfortunately, without being aware of the fact that the "Onogur" theory for the name "Hungary", is the strongest theory, hence naming it "fringe" is nothing but an unfortunate statement, sorry.

Let's read it together, here Etymology of the name Hungary:

"The "H" in the name of Hungary (and Latin Hungaria) is most likely due to founded historical associations with the Huns, who had settled Hungary prior to the Avars. The rest of the word comes from the Latinized form of Byzantine Greek Oungroi (Οὔγγροι). The Greek name was borrowed from Old Bulgarian ągrinŭ, in turn borrowed from Oghur-Turkic Onogur ('ten [tribes of the] Ogurs'). Onogur was the collective name for the tribes who later joined the Bulgar tribal confederacy that ruled the eastern parts of Hungary after the Avars."

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Question - Korean pseudo-anglicisms[edit]

Hi, you reverted two Korean words I added to pseudo-anglicism article. As the article says A pseudo-anglicism is a word in another language that is formed from English elements and may appear to be English, but that does not exist as an English word with the same meaning.

You reverted these two words as being real English words

  • overeat – "vomiting" (오바이트 [o.ba.i.tʰɯ])
  • hand phone – "cellphone" (핸드폰 [hɛn.dɯ.pon])

But as the above says both of those *do not exist as an English word with the same meaning*. In English "overeat" has no image of vomiting, and unless you are German or schizophrenic (and talking to your hand) you wouldn't call your cellphone a "hand" phone in English. So I will add those words back unless you disagree. Cheers, Nesnad (talk) 12:59, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

@Nesnad:, that is not the right definition as far as I know, someone must have changed it. A pseudo-anglicism has parts that look English, but the whole is not an English word, like tennisman or rally-paper. You can try putting it back, but I think it's subject to getting the right definition in there. You might have a case with "hand phone" which has English parts, but doesn't sound like an English two-word compound; overeat of course, *is* an English word, so it's not pseudo-anything, it's a real English word which is simply borrowed into Korean, but with a different meaning. English words shift meaning in English (try following the changes in silly), that's just a normal feature of language.
But that is not even the main problem with these words. The main issue is that you have not provided a source. I've tagged the words as needing a citation, to give you some time to find sourcing that says that these are pseudo-anglicisms. Per Wikipedia's WP:Verifiability policy, any material that is challenged "must include an inline citation to a reliable source that directly supports the material". Make sure you understand WP:SYNTHesis before you look for sources; in particular, two dictionary references on the same word, where one supports the meaning of overeat and the other supports the meaning of '오바이트' do *not* fulfill the requirements of verifiability for the word; you will have to find one reference which mentions '오바이트' and says that it is a pseudo-anglicism, otherwise it is a SYNTH violation. Would a week be enough time to find your sources?
By the way, as this is an issue about article content, a user Talk page like this one is the wrong place to raise this discussion, as no one else will see it here. Going forward, if you have a content disagreement with an editor about an issue on any article, please raise the discussion on the article Talk page, so other editors can contribute as well, if they wish to. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 18:10, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
My problem was with you not the content of the page. As you can see from the history, the description I attached was the SAME when you removed it. You are trying to make your own idea about what is ok or not ok and becoming a gate keeper. That's why I contacted you, but you are clearly one of those proud "holier than thou" Wiki users that will just try to politely find rules as a way to attack me instead of discuss anything with me, so I guess it is not worth my time. Incidentally, all those words were from Wikimedia sources. They are not invented by me. Anyway, you do you I guess. Cheers, Nesnad (talk) 02:20, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
@Nesnad:, I beg your pardon? I am really, really surprised by your response; shocked, even. I am not attacking you, and I'm willing to discuss anything you like. You added two unsourced assertions about Korean words, which I reverted per WP:Verifiability policy, once, and once only. You then reinserted the same items, contrary to WP:BRD, and without waiting for discussion, and still without citations. Rather than revert your edit-warring, I simply tagged the two items as lacking sources. And you say *I* am the one with problems at the article? You are an experienced user with a sixteen-year badge apparently, and you shouldn't need me to quote policy to you, or to tell you that once unsourced material has been removed for cause, you cannot simply reinsert the same material again without adding a citation to a reliable source to back it up. If you re-read my previous response, that is all I was asking you to do, and it's still all I'm asking you to do.
As for being attacked: personal attacks are strictly forbidden; if you feel I have attacked you, you are free to take this up at the Administrator's Noticeboard and name me there, for further investigation.
As for the article, it now has two {{citation needed}} tags on the two Korean items that you added and reinserted. Please provide citations for them, at your convenience. If they remain unsourced after a decent interval, they are subject to removal per Wikipedia policy. But I'm sure you know that already. Cheers, Mathglot (talk) 02:46, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for your kind offer to discuss. I have nothing against you as a person. As you mentioned, I have been around a long time. I have seen a lot of users like yourself who just like to provide silly links to policy and whatever instead of just trying to improve the Wiki. For example, it is easy for you to complain about no citations, but why not put the effort into finding the citations you need yourself? This is a collaborative effort after all. None the less, I will trust you that you weren't attacking me. I hope that truly is the case and I wish you a good day. Cheers, Nesnad (talk) 03:10, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for your response, and you're welcome. I understand your feelings about sourcing, as this is a very natural response, that comes up all the time:

...but why not put the effort into finding the citations you need yourself?

The reason why not, is described in the Verifiability policy, in the bold part here: WP:UNSOURCED. This makes good sense, because if it were the other way around, and up to the person "complaining" about lack of sourcing to add sources, think about what would happen to the encyclopedia: you'd have a flood of IPs and new users or even vandals or paid users working for companies or governments or other interests stuffing unsourced material into articles as fast as they could, and a dwindling number of vandalism fighters trying to stem the tide, who would eventually get angry and frustrated at spending all their time cleaning up someone else's mess, and leave the project in disgust. So, it has to be the way it is, with the burden of adding sources being squarely on the person that adds the material. Any other way, would quickly devolve into chaos. We're good, thanks again for your comment, and I hope this helps, Mathglot (talk) 04:16, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
I know the burdon is on the person who added, but this is a collective effort and you know I am not a vandal so not trying to help find sources is just adding to the limiting of the Wiki instead of the expanding of it. Further, your explanation of reason is flawed. By the same logic IP vandals could flood pages with each word being tagged unsourced and demotivate editors who couldn't find sources for every single word added. Whatever, we are getting the "semantics" section of a Wiki discussion. You will disagree with more policy links or claims about me and whatever, Wiki bureaucratic minded people can really shut down efforts to help. I hope someone sources those additions as they are valid. Cheers, Nesnad (talk) 04:33, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
@Nesnad: I see your point of view, up to a point. I agree with you that it is a collective effort, and of course I know you are not a vandal. Besides the policy issue of burden of proof, there's the simple fact that the encyclopedia is a volunteer effort, and people work on what they enjoy working on. I enjoyed working on this article for a while fairly intensively, turning it from more or less an unsourced list of supposed pseudo-anglicisms (some of which were, and some of which weren't) into an article which discussed the linguistic aspects of it, sourcing numerous researchers on the topic. I think my choice, as a volunteer editor here, of not searching around to source every example that other people add without sourcing, is a natural one, and in no way "add[s] to the limiting of the Wiki instead of the expanding of it". I can hardly be accused of not being part of the collective effort to improve this article: according to xtools pagestats, I'm a top contributor to the page. As it stands now, the majority of the sourced text of the article above the examples section is from material I added, after doing basic research on the topic, which hadn't been done prior to that. So, I've been a major player, perhaps *the* major player, in expanding the article, while you've contributed 41 bytes in three edits. And you're accusing me of not expanding it? That's a bit cheeky.
I can see you don't agree with my defense of WP:BURDEN, but IP vandals aren't in the business of tagging every word in articles with "citation needed"; if they did, we would simply revert them; for one thing, they would be easy to spot, because cn-tags are visible on the article page when you view it. So, that's kind of a red herring.
And I am not making claims about you, I'm merely trying to uphold what has to be the single most basic policy statement in all of Wikipedia, which is a sentence from the Verifiability policy that says this:

Any material lacking an inline citation to a reliable source that directly supports the material may be removed and should not be restored without an inline citation to a reliable source.

That is like the fundamental principle of Wikipedia, if there ever was one, and besides increasing the scientific basis of the article based on linguistic research, that is all I have been trying to do in this article. The fact is, the article attracts a lot of drive-by additions by well-meaning editors, some of which are valid but unsourced, and many of which are not valid. Those need to be removed.
But let me ask you pretty much the same question you asked me, because there's something I truly don't understand. If I understand you correctly, you think that my failure to help look for sources for the Korean words, which I freely admit, amounts to my "not trying to help find sources [and] just adding to the limiting of the Wiki instead of the expanding of it." Do I read you right? Okay, let's just say you're right, and I'm limiting the article and the Wiki. In that case, why isn't your failure to add citations for those words also "adding to the limiting of the Wiki" in the same way? It seems like what you're saying is that when you add new stuff to the article that's a good thing, and that someone else coming by after you and not searching around for sources for your additions is "limiting the Wiki" when they do it, but not when you do it. As you say, "I hope someone sources those additions as they are valid." Why "someone"? They have to add sources for your additions, but you don't? And do we simply take your word for it that they are valid, if you can't, or won't, source them? Why wouldn't you want to source them, as that improves the Wiki, right? I truly don't follow your logic.
I know this is a lot to think about, and it's a volunteer project for you, just as it is for me; so if you don't feel like responding, don't; and if you do feel like it, you're more than welcome. Mathglot (talk) 07:35, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

2021 Cuban protests and source analysis[edit]

I just wanted to thank you for your comments and say that what you did here is what should be done for any RfC, RfD, etc. Since I believe you did a good job for that, I was wondering whether you could do something similar for another article, which I and several others found to be violating more than one policy. I do not want to take so much space for your talk page, since I was not able to summarize, though I tried my best to format it in a way to make it readable for you a little by little, so I am just going to link you what I wrote through my sandbox here. Take all your time to read it and read it a little by little but please let me know whether you are interested or not in helping me out for this source analysis, and whether my source analysis was good. You can check the Archives to verify anything and understand more, though it was such a long discussion, which led nowhere, last time I checked early this year and which caused me to take a break from discussion and controversial articles for several months. Davide King (talk) 00:36, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

Davide King, thanks for the kind words. Not sure I'll have time for that just now, as I pushed off a lot of other stuff to do that, which I need to get back to. If your request has no deadline, remind me again down the road a few months, and maybe I can respond. In the case of the Cuba protests article, I have no special interest in that topic, and would never have heard of the Rfc if it weren't for the Feedback bot-request above. I might have just ignored the Rfc, but I was interested in it because of what I see as the misunderstanding or lack of knowledge about WP:DUE among some editors playing out there, and how it can lead to warped results in some Rfc's. It was more of a laboratory for me, to see how a WP:V vs. WP:DUE conflict would play out, although I never really doubted the outcome. At some point, I may address this at one of the policy Talk pages (likely NPOV) and use that Rfc as an example of how things can go sideways; but that also is way down my list, although I'd like to get to it at some point. Cheers, Mathglot (talk) 10:55, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
Thank you so much for your response, you can take all the time you need, I just hope and wish you will find it to do this analysis because I would really appreciate and found it helpful, especially because if you end up agreeing with me and the other users, I am sure you would be able to better explain and summarize the argument. If I could find a way, I would directly ask myself to some of those which are used to support it, and genocide specialists and scholars of Communists what they think of those articles and whether they reflect the literature. Because my understanding is that there is not even an agreement among genocide and Communist scholars on this, and there is disagreement among themselves too. If it can raise your interest, This is an example of how both articles should be merged and discussed like (using actual experts in the field not cherry picked), and this is what should be the main topic of both articles, i.e. discussing the theory, narrative, concepts, and the like, rather than discuss all over again the events themselves (they are cherry picked summaries of the article's main article to support describing them as fitting the Terminology section; they only include those which support the article, and in some cases are in contradiction with the main article or what historians of Communist say about the events), which are then lumped together to support the articles, but most of those events are not described as crimes against humanity and mass killings, there is disagreement among genocide and Communist scholars both between the two fields and inside them, and very few have overwhelming consensus in them being genocide or mass killing), for which we already have individual articles and individual Communist state and their history articles, which is where synthesis and original research come in my and other users' view, and redundancy and POV forking.
I think it is a shame you did not come earlier because I believe more users would not have been as persuaded to just look at sources provided and say 'yes.' I am also very curious about the verification vs. due conflict. I actually wish there was an encyclopedia like this where there would be different versions of the same article, like one following Wikipedia and most encyclopedia and academic rules to be (1) very good at summarizing and sourcing, (2) another more detailed and much longer, another which puts more emphasis on verifiability, etc. In a way, this is already possible, as we have sandboxes for this but it would be cool if it would be make more official by having several unofficial version of the same article directly clickable; I think this would also avoid many conflicts, as one may much more easily accept removal of something from (1) but that would be fine for (2). Unfortunately, many articles follows (2) rather than (1), and while I actually like (2) and different versions of the same article and topic, I believe we should ultimately follow and respect our policies and guidelines, and go for (1).
I really hope you will find the will and time to do both source analysis of those articles I mentioned and address RfC issues such as this one, especially the verifiability vs. due conflict, and how "per sources" arguments are taken too much at face value, perhaps because given sources are taken without necessary skepticism and verification to represent the majority and the result of a neutral inquiry and research, not fully analyzed, and sourcing analysis result in long messages which are dismissed as TLDR. Davide King (talk) 23:15, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
By the way, yes, my request has no deadline, so take all the time you need. Since I am here, as I already wrote here, have you noticed any change in sources about the 2021 Cuban protests since they began. I did find a recent Reuters article saying that "[t]housands took to the streets of the capital Havana and other cities on July 11 to vent anger over widespread shortages of food, medicine and other basic goods, frequent power outages and a lack of civil liberties", which is what we already say, except for power outages. Davide King (talk) 15:50, 5 August 2021 (UTC)

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Revert query[edit]

Mathglot, did you make this revert without reading the article Talk page? Your edit summary doesn't seem to acknowledge any of the (fairly extensive) Talk discussion, which was pointing to a rather different way forward. Newimpartial (talk) 12:26, 4 August 2021 (UTC)

Immed self-revert per user request. Mathglot (talk)

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Please don't ever use my talk page to intimidate me again[edit]

In this edit on my talk page on 9 August, you attempted to intimidate me by calling into doubt my assessment of your long term behaviour on Talk:Czech Republic#Requested move 25 July 2021. Just to be succinct here, your edit, which selectively quoted my response in favour of an argument you were making is pretty much the definition of bad faith argumentation. It - along with the frankly awful behaviour of some of the accounts in that discussion - is what puts people off engaging in Wikipedia and leads to the sort of false consensus those discussions always arrive at: if only because its the same people, trotting out the same arguments, drowning out everyone else. I think that discussion is a prime example. Please never leave a comment on my talk page again. I would also note, that there is a user in the oppose camp of that discussion who does have a long history of removing the term Czechia from articles, and you can see that here: http://en.turkcewiki.org/w/index.php?title=European_High-Performance_Computing_Joint_Undertaking&diff=912749475&oldid=911405759

Please do try engaging with others in line with the community spirit and ethos that Wikipedia promotes. Bye.

Luxofluxo (talk) 13:36, 10 August 2021 (UTC)

@Luxofluxo:, I'm very sorry you were offended by the rather mild message I left on your Talk page entitled "Assuming good faith" with the edit summary, "At Talk:Czech Republic, please talk about how best to improve the article, not about your assessments of other editors' motives or lack of good faith." Far from being an attempt to bully or intimidate you, it was an attempt to explain the important behavioral guideline of Assumption of good faith to you, which you had previously transgressed in two edits at the Czech Republic talk page (here, and here ("...he is way too partisan to be involved in this discussion") ).
It's inevitable at Wikipedia that you will encounter other editors with opinions different from yours on various topics, or contrary to yours, but it's a linchpin of our policy of collaboration and consensus that even if an editor disagrees with you, the basic assumption is that they are here for the same reason you are, namely: "to improve the encyclopedia", and you should accept that their disagreement with you is not necessarily an indicator that they are here for nefarious purposes. Assuming good faith means we don't question the motives of other editors at article Talk pages; instead, we stick to questions of content.
If you truly believe an editor is here for some nefarious purpose, then as I mentioned in my message to you, the proper venue for comments about another user's behavior is on the user's Talk page. Since you apparently believe I have some behavioral problems at Wikipedia, this Talk page is the right place for such comments, so thank you for bringing this to my attention here.
I noticed that after I tried to raise issues of good faith at your Talk page, your very next edit was to delete it (diff) rather than comment on it. That is completely up to you; it's your talk page, and you get to delete what you want. But even if you didn't comment in text, you did in your edit summary on the delete, which read:

You're not interested in improving the article, you are interested in intimidating people off the encyclopaedia. Hence your lack of actual engagement with the arguments put forward. Please try editing in line with the community spirit of the encyclopaedia.

It's more than a bit ironic, that beside the fact that this is contrary to the purpose of edit summaries, rather than engage in a discussion about the principle of AGF on your talk page, you chose to go on the attack, imputing at least two additional bad-faith motivations to me in your edit summary, as your response.
But apparently that wasn't enough for you, as you simultaneously left me the message I'm responding to here. In your first sentence, you said that I "attempted to intimidate" you, and in the second sentence, you said that my behavior at Czech Republic is "pretty much the definition of bad faith argumentation". Neither of these claims holds up, as any reader will see by reviewing the messages. My message to you on your TP was a neutral description of good faith policy; it's normal for relatively new or less-experienced users to receive a message like this, or even more experienced users if they succumb to the passions of the moment. We're all human. It's not the end of the world, and it doesn't require a battleground response, or even any response at all, and it's not all that serious when it happens in isolation.
If it becomes part of a pattern, then it's a bit more serious. If the mere notice of possible AGF issues on your Talk page causes such a furious response, laden with further occurrences of lack of good faith, then that's a problem. Because you've now made numerous declarations of my bad faith in a short period, and because this is my Talk page where others who happen by may see this and wonder about it, I feel I have no choice but to set the record straight on a number of misstatements on your part:

You're not interested in improving the article...

  • That's a baseless accusation. I have one lifetime edit at Czech Republic (from 2018) and it remains live today. As for other articles, improving them is my only motivation when I edit.

you are interested in intimidating people off the encyclopaedia...

  • Another baseless accusation. As a member of the WP:Welcome committee, I've left hundreds of welcome messages, and helped mentor many users. I've developed or improved numerous templates now in wide use by members of the Welcome committee. I've "intimidated" no one off the encyclopaedia (although I have pulled out the stops in some last-ditch attempts to try to prevent several prickly editors from being indefinitely blocked, not always successfully, when just about everyone was impatient to block them).

In this edit on my talk page on 9 August, you attempted to intimidate me...

...by calling into doubt my assessment of your long term behaviour on Talk:Czech Republic#Requested move 25 July 2021

  • I'm not entirely sure what you meant by this. I don't have any long term behaviour at Talk:Czech Republic; my first ever edit was two weeks ago (30 July) and my last was 12 August. But as far as the short term is concerned, I certainly do call into question your assessment of my behavior there, which has been nothing but completely compliant with all behavioral policies (and short-lived).

Please don't ever use my talk page to intimidate me again

  • You chose that for the section header of this discussion, so a quasi-attack all right there in large, bold font for everyone to see. Only, it actually calls into question your behavior and motivation, not mine, so I have no qualms about leaving it there until it gets archived.

Please never leave a comment on my talk page again.

  • I'll respect your wish (except where policy requires it). In the meantime, you're welcome to comment here.
Just to be clear, I do understand that receiving even a mild advisory about Assumption of good faith may feel like a reproach, but the intention was to inform, and to help you be a better editor. There are tons of guidelines and policies around here, and nobody is expected to know everything all at once; plus, I understand that you are coming off an extended period not editing, and perhaps it takes some time to reacquaint yourself with the way things work. Certainly the initial comments at Talk:Czech Republic which I flagged at your Talk page were quite minor transgressions, and that should've been the end of it. Instead of just taking it in stride, you seem to have doubled down with more of the same, which is a bit troubling but I hope you'll let it go now, keep the AGF principle in mind when dealing with other editors, and let's both of us get back to the business of improving the encyclopedia, which is, after all, why we are both here, right? Happy editing! Mathglot (talk) 07:06, 17 August 2021 (UTC)
Okay, now it all makes sense: you act like this with everybody, not just with me. Here you are in your topic ban appeal at the Administrator's Noticeboard, repeatedly smacking down one admin after another who are trying to help you: WP:AN#6 month topic ban end (perma, diff). Good luck with that approach; I think you escaped an indefinite block there by a hair's breadth. Mathglot (talk) 03:45, 28 August 2021 (UTC)

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RfC on which flag to use for Austria-Hungary's infobox[edit]

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Met a Farsi speaker[edit]

I pointed him at WP:PNT but I can’t remember where that list of Pootisheavy MT articles lives these days, do you remember? This guy writes competent English, maybe level 3, but easily editable. Problems with definite and indefinite articles but pretty good otherwise. Thanks for any brainpower you are able to apply to this problem.Elinruby (talk) 00:57, 30 August 2021 (UTC)

nm, found it 01:30, 30 August 2021 (UTC)

Barnstar for you[edit]

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
Here’s a barnstar for all you have done for this website. CycoMa (talk) 01:10, 31 August 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, CycoMa, I really appreciate it! Mathglot (talk) 01:12, 31 August 2021 (UTC)

Tips subpage?[edit]

Hey I saw you have a subpage on tips. I must what’s it for?

Is it like some test page?CycoMa (talk) 02:24, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

CycoMa It's not a test page (although I have those, too). It's a convenience subpage where I can find all the guidelines, policies, and other useful information that I repeatedly use, but often have trouble finding when I need them because there's so much stuff out there that I can't possibly remember all the helpful pages on Wikipedia, and even searching for them I can't find them sometimes. It's helpful to me to link them all from one page. Hence, my "tips" page.
It used to be more lean and mean, and has become bloated over the years. If it were intended for more general use, it would need a lot of work to tighten it up, but since it's really only for me, it's kind of like an old, comfortable car, that only I know how to start by jiggling the key just right, and I'm good with it, messy as it is. But you're welcome to steal the idea and create your own "tips" page if you want. Mathglot (talk) 02:35, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
@Mathglot: I have a similar subpage to the one you have already. I also have enough subpages anyway. And it’s probably best I don’t make anymore because for some reason everyone on Wikipedia has their eyes on me and scroll through everything of mine.
I kinda miss being 2020 CycoMa. But, 2021 CycoMa is different.CycoMa (talk) 02:59, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
@CycoMa: Not sure what "everyone on Wikipedia has their eyes on me" is all about (and you don't have to tell me) but if you feel that's the case, then just make up your new "tips" subpage, and keep it on your laptop hard drive, mobile device Files app, external drive, or wherever you like to store stuff. I don't mind if people browse through my subpages; mostly they'll probably just get bored and fall asleep.
Oh, and by the way: when someone writes on my Talk page, I get automatically WP:NOTIFied, so you don't need to {{ping}} me when you write on this page. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 03:26, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
Sorry about that weird comment. But basically what’s going is that a couple weeks I was nothing more than a typical noob editor. But, now it’s very obvious I no longer fall under that definition.(By the way I usually don’t mind people scrolling my pages.)CycoMa (talk) 03:43, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
Oops it appears I’m breaking the whole WP:NOTFORUM policy.CycoMa (talk) 03:46, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
CycoMa, thanks for thinking of that, but WP:NOTFORUM policy does not apply to User talk pages, only to article talk pages. So, within reason and within the constraints of overall policy and talk page guidelines for User talk pages, you can say whatever you want. Mathglot (talk) 03:51, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
Okay I must ask you a question. I looked through your edit count how did you manage to make over 10,000 edits in 2021? And how are your edit counts growing? I mean that’s a lot of edits in that time card.CycoMa (talk) 03:56, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

Sorry if that’s a weird question. I’m just impressed by all that.CycoMa (talk) 04:02, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

@CycoMa: No, it's fine. Actually, it's not that large a number; there are tons of people with a lot more than that, including some using WP:AWB who rack up that many in a few days or weeks. Or check out the total edit count of User:BD2412, or their recent contributions: in just the last 2 days they've got over 500, so that's around 2,000 a week. Mathglot (talk) 04:14, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
Yeah it’s amazing how people could edit that much on Wikipedia.
In away I think I’m turning into one of those people. People on discord were concerned when they saw that I made over 3000 edits in 30 days.CycoMa (talk) 04:22, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
Oh my lord I’m very sorry for saying all that. I was off my ADHD medication that day because I ran out. Why did I think saying all that was okay.CycoMa (talk) 02:49, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
@CycoMa: relax, it's all good. Mathglot (talk) 03:05, 23 September 2021 (UTC)

Allahabad move[edit]

Hi Mathglot. I noticed that you commented on the move in the RfC. Since there is a RM that has since been opened, I've closed the RfC to avoid confusion. You may want to reiterate your opinion in the RM. Best. --RegentsPark (comment) 14:42, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

I just saw your comment in the move discussion. Though frowned upon, technically, there is nothing to prevent an RM discussion starting while an RfC is in progress. Regardless, since the discussion has drawn numerous opinions, it is too late to close it. --RegentsPark (comment) 14:47, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
@RegentsPark: I moved my comment down to the new one. Mathglot (talk) 14:53, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

Wiki-hounding[edit]

Please stop making edits to my talk page, as I asked you to do months ago. I feel harassed and that you are wiki-hounding me. Uchiha Itachi 25 (talk) 06:29, 27 September 2021 (UTC)

@Uchiha Itachi 25:, If you feel that there has been a pattern of an editor hounding you despite your requests to stop, then the next step is to take the offending editor to WP:ANI. Please feel free to open a discussion at WP:ANI if you feel I am harassing and wiki-hounding you. I'll make it easy for you: just click here to open a new section at ANI about me. Be advised that you should be prepared to offer evidence in the form of diffs to back up your allegations. And, best of luck with it. Also, maybe read WP:BOOMERANG first.
Oh, I almost forgot: I left you a message at Talk:The Curiosity Company regarding your repeated, invalid, unilateral, undiscussed moves of The Curiosity Company. I assume you got it by now. Have a great day, and happy editing! Mathglot (talk) 07:03, 27 September 2021 (UTC)

September holocaust[edit]

Please join the conversation on the relevent talk page. Your opinions have already been answered there. In short, you're heading off in entire the wrong direction.

Thanks. --Iyo-farm (talk) 01:34, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

@Iyo-farm:, comments about article content go at the article Talk page (i.e., at Talk:The Holocaust). However, comments about user behavior are inappropriate for an article TP, and belong exclusively on a User talk page. Since my comments were about your behavior at the article, and *not* about how to improve the article content, the only place I could make them was at your Talk page, here. But then, you've been around for over ten years, so you don't need me to tell you the difference between article Talk pages and user Talk pages. Mathglot (talk) 01:43, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
What I've discovered so far is the first direct use of the word holocaust relating to the Nazis by an individual acting as part of a black-propaganda campaign run by the British. An individual who had direct relationships with both high level Nazis, & the British royalty. With sources.
That in itself is so inarguably, highly notable that it underlines the irrationality of the opposite to it. Explain to me why it cannot be. --Iyo-farm (talk) 16:17, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
This content-related post is inappropriate for a user-talk page. I've moved it to the appropriate location. Mathglot (talk) 19:06, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

Iyo-farm[edit]

I've brought them up at ANI. Acroterion (talk) 01:56, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

First partially blocked (from The Holocaust), and shortly after indeffed. Mathglot (talk) 21:40, 30 September 2021 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Biography#Modification of several dozen biographies to note signatories of the Polanski support letter[edit]

Thanks for raising that issue. Meters (talk) 19:09, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

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Are you trying to intimidate me?[edit]

The message you left in my user page could be considered harrassment or wiki-hounding. There was no need for it. --Lambrusquiño (talk) 19:33, 30 September 2021 (UTC)

I've responded at your Talk page in order to keep the discussion all in one place. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 21:34, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
I think you are the one that did not presumed of good faith, so please read Wikipedia:Assume good faith again and stop harassing me. We may belong to different cultures and that is why you don´t understand how important free speech is for me and starting and inquisition is not something that wikipedia was done for. Please, stop. The fact that we don´t share the same opinions doesn´t mean that you have to persecute me. PD. I am not asking for a response to this comment.--Lambrusquiño (talk) 21:41, 30 September 2021 (UTC)

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Closed by the time I got there. Mathglot (talk) 15:32, 2 October 2021 (UTC)

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Politeness and misguided editing of the lede[edit]

You wrote that no editor should muck around with the WP:LEADPARAGRAPH on a gender-related topic portected by DS sanctions without first discussing it at the Talk page, apparently referring to me [[2]]. I don't know if you are familiar with WP:BOLD, but that applies to the article in question. Your edit reads "It is a form of sexism used to keep women at a lower social status". While this may well be a valid point of view, might I politely point out to you that the lede is supposed to reflect the body of the article, which currently mentions "status" exactly once, attributing the view to Kate Manne. If you think that this is wrong, you should first edit the body, rather than just inserting the claim in the second sentence of the lede. Best wishes ♥ L'Origine du monde ♥ Talk 16:56, 12 October 2021 (UTC)

Your comment above is about recent editing at the article Misogyny, in particular the edit summary at this edit. This is a content issue, and therefore deserves discussion at the article Talk page, as no one will see your comments here. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 18:12, 12 October 2021 (UTC)

It is also specifically about your behaviour, which is why I posted on your talk page. I do not find it polite to call my edits "mucking around" and claim I have no right to make them, and I do not appreciate your claim that you are not responsible for the content of your edits because you were restoring what was there before.♥ L'Origine du monde ♥ Talk 18:48, 12 October 2021 (UTC)

@L'Origine du monde: There is no question that I am responsible for all of my edits, including restoring previous content that had WP:CONSENSUS; and that includes pointing out the guidelines of WP:BRD to you. On the Talk page for the article Misogyny, which is where your content changes to the LEAD should be discussed, I specifically pointed out your right to make them, when I said this about your edits (diff): "You are exactly right: editing guidelines encourage BOLD attempts to improve articles" and followed up with the links to BRD and discussion that often follow BOLD changes, so a revert cannot have been that big a surprise to you.
This all started, apparently, with your reaction to a single revert on my part to some of your changes to the lead of Misogyny; that revert affected two sentences of the article, among all the manyedits you have made all over the article recently, including three dozen edits just since my revert a few hours ago. I understand that a revert can be frustrating, but that's why we have BOLD, and BRD, and that's what the Talk page of the article is for: namely, to talk out content disagreements among editors. I see that you have added your thoughts there; good—that's what we should be concentrating on now, and in particular, on hearing the views of other editors in order to find some consensus on how to word the lead. Perhaps other editors will agree with you, and the lead will end up exactly as you wrote it; in any case, that is where this discussion should continue. Mathglot (talk) 19:11, 12 October 2021 (UTC)

I don't understand why you think it appropriate to characterise my edits as "mucking around", which is your, to my mind, rude behaviour I was complaining about here, and which you have not acknowledged. WP consensus does not support your argument. ♥ L'Origine du monde ♥ Talk 19:40, 12 October 2021 (UTC)

Is that seriously what this is all about? You don't like the words "mucking around"? Fine; I apologize for saying you were mucking around. You weren't mucking around. You were making WP:BOLD changes to the WP:LEAD which did not have WP:CONSENSUS, and you got reverted per WP:BRD, and it's now in discussion at Talk:Misogyny. Happy now? Can we discuss at the article Talk page now, please? Mathglot (talk) 20:08, 12 October 2021 (UTC)

Thank you. Apology accepted. May I suggest you read WP:Consensus - it states "Consensus is ascertained by the quality of the arguments given on the various sides of an issue, as viewed through the lens of Wikipedia policy.". I do not understand how you relate that to the edit you made. ♥ L'Origine du monde ♥ Talk 20:32, 12 October 2021 (UTC)

Green ticket roundup[edit]

Thanks for all your corrections that I just see now! Aeengath (talk) 07:45, 13 October 2021 (UTC)

'tis the season[edit]

October songs
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Thank you for trying. OTD nine years ago, "the community" began to ban my friend Br'er Rabbit, and I still miss him. It was the years when LouisAlain translated all Bach cantatas into French. Brighter colours if you click on songs. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:07, 13 October 2021 (UTC)

Today: see yourself, read about a hymn praying to not be on earth in vain, about a comics artist whose characters have character (another collaboration of the "perennial gang", broken by one of us banned), and in memory of the last prima donna assoluta, Edita Gruberová. I had to go to two grave sites last week, one who died now, one who died 10 years ago, so standing upright and in black seems appropriate. More colours - but subdued - can be had on hikes, - updated. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:06, 20 October 2021 (UTC)

Today: a scandal, and more fall colours, including a short sermon. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:00, 24 October 2021 (UTC)

Today: memories in friendship --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:12, 28 October 2021 (UTC)

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Precious[edit]

translations from many languages

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Thank you for translated quality articles such as Quarteto Novo from pt, André Rogerie from fr, and for creations such as Transgender history, Committee of Cooperation for Peace in Chile and Antisemitism in France, for teaching to say Hello, for missing Flyer22 and SlimVirgin, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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Gerda, what a nice thought, and thank you for the memories of articles that are still close to my heart, as well as for the bittersweet ones of Wikipedians I miss every day. Mathglot (talk) 01:24, 15 October 2021 (UTC)

Can you read French?[edit]

Hey I don’t mean to bother you but, I am working on this draft about this one French woman named [Draft:Madeleine Caulier]. There is currently a French Wikipedia page on her.

Unfortunately there aren’t many English sources on this woman and many sources I found were in French. Your userpage says you can understand French. So I was wondering if you would be interested in helping me with this draft?CycoMa (talk) 02:12, 16 October 2021 (UTC)

You don’t have to if you don’t want to.CycoMa (talk) 02:12, 16 October 2021 (UTC)

Added a bit. Mathglot (talk) 02:35, 16 October 2021 (UTC)
Oh thank you.CycoMa (talk) 15:00, 16 October 2021 (UTC)

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Antisemitism in France[edit]

Hi @Mathglot: Are you planning to finish this article? I see you haven't worked on it in some time in detail. scope_creepTalk 17:37, 6 November 2021 (UTC)

Hi, scope_creep, well, it's never really *finished* Face-wink.svg, but I know what you mean, I think—the empty sections, right? I do, kind of, but I'm pulled in ten different directions, and it might be a while. In the meantime, it's a wiki, so anybody gets to jump in, and if you feel like expanding it, by all means, jump in! I'd love to see your improvements to it. Thanks for asking! Mathglot (talk) 17:47, 6 November 2021 (UTC)
Mathglot, I'm not finishing it for you. I have too much on as well. It can be a excellent article, except for those sections. Nobody sees or cares about the small stuff in the future. It is the big stuff that is visible in the future. This is the stuff that stands out. I think you should have a go at finishing it, find the time and get those sections filled in. I hope this changes your mind. scope_creepTalk 17:53, 6 November 2021 (UTC)

Your edit to the template:find sources broke it[edit]

Problem reported here Wikipedia:Interface_administrators'_noticeboard#The_Wikipedia_reference_search_at_the_top_of_AFD_not_working_right

You edit at [3] caused this to happen. Please revert. Dream Focus 01:57, 7 November 2021 (UTC)

Contacted you at Wikipedia:Interface administrators' noticeboard for more info. Mathglot (talk) 02:07, 7 November 2021 (UTC)

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Category to be deleted[edit]

Well, I don't remember what pages belonged to Category:Electricity articles needing translation from Swedish Wikipedia, so it can be deleted. Also, I found another one to be deleted Category:Transportation articles needing translation from Swedish Wikipedia. Per W (talk) 13:21, 8 November 2021 (UTC)

Holocaust template[edit]

Hi @Mathglot: How goes it? I notice the holocaust template at Template:Holocaust France is considerably smaller than the equivalent fr wikipedia template, for example at [4]]. May be a silly or stupid question; is it expected that all these folk and so on, for example, in the Righteous Among the Nations or Victims tabs will eventually have an entry in our template. scope_creepTalk 14:57, 9 November 2021 (UTC)

@Scope creep:, Good point, and not at all a silly question, it's actually a really good question, that probably applies to a lot of templates. I find the French template to be a huge, bloated, monster, and I find it overwhelming and nearly useless. I created it a few years ago, and it was fine for a while, until one particular French editor discovered it, and started adding dozens and hundreds of links to it. I tried to stay involved at first, but it was clear that this editor wasn't going to let go, and I didn't want to waste my time over there. I find that our template is much more useful, and encourages readers to just browse it and explore the whole topic in a way the French one doesn't. I would hope that ours doesn't become a bloated twin of the French one.
That said, it's reasonable to ask the question, of the many victims, or the Righteous, which ones should be included? That's certainly something that could be discussed at the Template talk page. It reminds me of a situation at one of the Christianity nav templates, where one editor started to add all sorts of minor links to it, and even though they were relevant in the sense that they were all about Christianity, the Christianity WikiProject has 70,000 articles in it, and if we added them all, the nav template would lose its utility. (That editor ended up indef-blocked for edit-warring and non-communication.)
I find the question of nav templates and what to put in them, a bit like the question of what to include in a list article: how do you decide what should be in them? List articles have the WP:LISTCRITERIA guideline, and in my opinion, we should do something like that. It's something that should be a matter of consensus among interested editors, talked out on the Talk page. Mathglot (talk) 19:33, 9 November 2021 (UTC)
That makes sense and is ideal. The victims and surviving victims lists are enormous and bloated. I was planning to take the list across for each victims category, then thought it must already be in a list already, but never added to the template. I guess we can chew on it as point. I did take across the collaborators, but there was only another three. scope_creepTalk 19:40, 9 November 2021 (UTC)
@Scope creep: Rather than blowing up the French template with a huge list of victims, the French editors could've just created a list article, and I wonder why they didn't. We could do that, too; the guideline at WP:LISTPEOPLE certainly would support creation of List of victims of the Holocaust in France. Another approach would be through categorization, and poking around, I found Category:French Jews who died in the Holocaust but it currently has only 36 members. There's also Category:French people who died in Auschwitz concentration camp (27) and Category:French people who died in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp (7), and there are probably others, but it looks like the categories aren't as widely used as I thought they might be. (But they could be a useful source for what to add to a new List article).
So, between the nav template, the categories, and a possible new List article, there could be several different ways of getting readers the information they need. Discussion and consensus should be the determining factor in how that all shakes out. That said, one doesn't need consensus to start a new article; if the topic is notable (which clearly it is) anybody can start it; where consensus comes in, is how to decide what should be in it, and that loops us back around to WP:LISTCRITERIA. Mathglot (talk) 20:08, 9 November 2021 (UTC)

Hi, @Scope creep:, I was thinking that this is a worthwhile discussion that could benefit from additional opinions, but nobody is going to see it here. If you have no objection, I'd like to move it to Template talk:Holocaust France. I think we might get more feedback there. Mathglot (talk) 20:08, 11 November 2021 (UTC)

@Mathglot: No, crack on, although I think you have the right idea. It does seems absurdly large and making this one the same would make it close to unusable. scope_creepTalk 13:57, 12 November 2021 (UTC)

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Hi Mathglot, thank you for reaching out! I am sorry I think that my comment is in the wrong place on the talk page. My comment was in response to the idea of including other types of MEDRS sources such as Clinical Practice Guidelines in the list of suggested sources. I was suggesting the GIN guidelines. I am not 100% sure it is useful, just sharing in case it is. Thank you again! JenOttawa (talk) 18:56, 13 November 2021 (UTC)

@JenOttawa:, ah, thanks! That could be done. In the current state, the dozen medical source links already wraps to two lines at some window widths, so I don't think it's problematic to add another. How do you think the display text would look, i.e., "GIN guidelines", or just "GIN", or maybe a tooltip included to explain it on mouse-over? I've added it to the list, what do you think? Example is for tachycardia:
Or should the display text be 'Guidelines', or 'GIN guidelines', or something else? Also, any comment on the "tooltip" text (mouse over to see it) would be appreciated. Mathglot (talk) 19:19, 13 November 2021 (UTC)

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@Anomalocaris: I can't see how to fix that in the config just yet; I'll have to see what the module code does with it. If you know, I'm all ears! Have rolled back the config for now, so the error is no longer generated. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 09:02, 16 November 2021 (UTC)

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Please stop bullying me. 5 Albert Square started it. I will leave her alone but I expect the same from you, okay? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A00:23C7:C0A0:B01:3480:7DFE:F3CD:A5A5 (talk) 11:22, 22 November 2021 (UTC)

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Pseudo-anglicism[edit]

Re this edit: 'footing' is a real English word, but does not mean 'jogging' in English. See the definition in the lead: "does not exist as an English word with the same meaning" (my emphasis). --Macrakis (talk) 18:46, 22 November 2021 (UTC)

@Macrakis:, that would make it a false friend, not a pseudo-anglicism. The lead sentence at the article is incorrect, and should be corrected to match the sources. Footing is like any number of words in French that have drifted from their English meaning or were created with a different meaning; this is exactly what caused the French linguists to come up with the term "false friend" in the first place. "Footing" is not a pseudo-anglicism, neither is "jogging" (which means, "track suit"); they both exist in English, and there's nothing pseudo- about either of them.
Thanks for bringing this to my attention; I'll get back to it at some point, but I'm kind of snowed under with other stuff right now, maybe you can look into it, if you have time? Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 19:04, 22 November 2021 (UTC)
From the sources I took a quick look at, there are disagreements about the exact meanings of the two terms, but my general understanding is:
False friend is a kind of "trap" for a translator. These often have the same etymological origin ("actuel" and "actual") but different aspects of the original meaning have become predominant in the different languages.
Pseudo-anglicism has to do with the history of the word; it's a usage based on the English that didn't necessarily ever have that meaning in English. "Foot" has never meant "football/soccer" in English, for example.
Presumably if a reader misunderstands the pseudo-anglicism 'baby-foot' to mean a baby's foot, it is functioning as a false friend....
By the way, the false friend article characterizes Maxime Kœssler and Jules Derocquigny as "linguists", but I haven't found any evidence for that. Derocquigny was a Maître de Conférences in the Faculty of Letters at Little and appears to have been a specialist in English literature (with publications about Charles Lamb and Hamlet as well as the French contribution to English), but I haven't been able to find out anything about Maxime Kœssler.
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@Macrakis:, what you say all sounds good, and yes to "disagreements about the exact meanings", and "has to do with the history of the word", for sure. (Wrt to the latter, it's even possible footing *is* a p-a, depending on whether it got there all of a piece, or was constructed from en:foot and an added en -ing suffix, although I don't know how they'd work out which one it was.) Especially in a topic area like this, where there are tricky technical terms like that have overlapping meanings or at least overlapping example sets (and let's throw false cognate into the mix, just to further complicate things), we just need to be careful to assiduously follow the sources, and where there are differences in the sources, to dispassionately portray the differences in the lead as best we can, so the readers get a feeling for the issue and who says what (or better, what proportion of linguistic opinion says A, vs. B, since none of the actors will have any recognition factor among the reading public).
Even if all the sources universally agreed on the definition, there would still be the issue of WP:SYNTH that new users keep falling into at those articles, namely, finding two dictionaries that each give a definition of one word in each language, and then concluding (that is, the WP editor then concludes) "these two sources define them differently, and therefore this word must be a [pseudoanglicism/false cognate/false friend], because that's what I think two sources defining the pair of words differently means", rather than, "This word is a [pseudoanglicism/false cognate/false friend], because this one source says it is." Any SYNTH-y examples with two sources (or none) should just be removed. The fact that all the sources *don't* agree on the definition, just makes the issue of how to deal with the examples even trickier than that, as it could be that some candidate words meet the p-a definition according to one source, but don't according to another.
I'm glad you're looking at this, it's definitely a tricky area and needs good editors trying to keep the article in good shape. Thanks! Mathglot (talk) 20:05, 22 November 2021 (UTC)
P.S., The Dictionnaire de l'Académie française is very conservative and slow-moving, so pretty useless for stuff like this, unless the word has been around forever and gotten some kind of imprimatur from the eminences grises, as in baby-foot. A better site for French is CNRTL. Their lexicographic entry for footing isn't conclusive, but in their derivation section they analyze it as (de foot « pied » + suff. -ing) which would imply your analysis is correct, but they don't go quite as far as to use the word pseudoanglicisme there. Whether to avoid the confusion of the meaning of the word or not, they tend to describe individual derivations without using the word; e.g. for shake-hand: "Subst. à partir de l'expr. angl. to shake hands...comp. de to shake « secouer » et hands « les mains »; l'expr. subst. en angl. étant hand-shaking (dep. 1805 ds NED) ou handshake (dep. 1873, ibid.)." Otoh, they lack really common expressions like relooker which (to my mind) has been around almost forever. Anyway, hope this all helps, back to the other stuff... Mathglot (talk) 20:57, 22 November 2021 (UTC)
The definitions in the sources deviate quite radically from each other, from Hofler (who counts footing as a simple borrowing) to Trescases (whose definition would include camera as a p-a)... so there's a problem. --Macrakis (talk) 19:29, 23 November 2021 (UTC)

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Stereotypes of Jews[edit]

Your revert: I merely copied a piece from the article Jewish nose. (Sorry for doing that without verifying the source.) In fact, on a closer look these articles have much more discrrepancies betwee their contenn and the source cited. I removed one chunk form the former one, after source verification, but I dont think I will endeavor any significant cleanup.Loew Galitz (talk) 16:36, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

@Loew Galitz:, no worries; it's all about WP:Verfiability, and sticking to the sources. Removing unsourced material is always okay (except for completely obvious stuff like "the sky is blue"). Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 18:06, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

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Hey, just wanted to give you a heads up that your signature may be broken? I've seen you sign I think 2, but at least 1, things with just a date and no username. —{{u|CupOfTea696}} talk | contribs ] 23:14, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

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Hey Mathglot. Regarding our discussion at Talk:Éric Zemmour, have you considered notifying WP:BLPN? I wouldn't want to do it without consulting you first since you notified WT:BLP. JBchrch talk 23:37, 7 December 2021 (UTC)

@JBchrch: Good idea; maybe I should move it from WT:BLP? Mathglot (talk) 23:41, 7 December 2021 (UTC)
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Colored - just for the record[edit]

Hello Mathglot, just for the record: You didn't revert three edits of mine at Colored, only two. My first edit was actually restoring "Negro" and "Nigger". After that, the user who had originally removed these links started this discussion on my talk page, to which I replied referring to NOTCENSORED, like you did. I'm OK with your reversal. --Rsk6400 (talk) 19:10, 9 December 2021 (UTC)

Hi User:Rsk6400; Aha, thank you for clearing that up, I only saw the initial and ultimate result. I apologize for the tenor of the edit summary; I can correct that by using a WP:DUMMY edit, would you like me to? I apologize again for the misunderstanding on my part. Thanks again for your reversal at that article. Also, the message she left at your page was inappropriate; I don't want to be WP:BITEy because of her relative newness so I won't respond there, but let me know if you need any support. Btw, your message came in while I was leaving a "NOTCENSORED" message at her Talk page. Mathglot (talk) 19:27, 9 December 2021 (UTC)
I went ahead and corrected the record at Colored. Thanks again, Mathglot (talk) 19:31, 9 December 2021 (UTC)
No need to apologize. Thanks a lot. :-) --Rsk6400 (talk) 19:44, 9 December 2021 (UTC)

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Hi Mathglot,

your multilingual skills look impressive. Are you self-taught? Here - in Poland - almost everyone learns English, but no one speaks. Several years ago I thought that those who graduated in English studies here, were fluent in English by definition. But I happened to meet some of them and I got surprised. Most of them only pretend that they know English, but their level is very low, and they speak with a strong Polish accent. So I started to believe in myself, and I am self-taught. I prefer American English because it is more common on the Internet and to me sounds much better. Correct American pronunciation is to me crucial, and maybe I already sound like natives, at least I hope :-) 85.193.252.19 (talk) 04:59, 30 December 2021 (UTC)

Hi back! Not entirely self-taught, partly from high school and university courses, partly from adult evening classes, partly from living abroad. Maybe self-directed, you could say. There are a few others I have some acquaintance or familiarity with, but didn't feel like I could list them. Do you know the video of the young British fellow, who imitates 20-some English accents, from around the world? He's very good. Mathglot (talk) 06:47, 30 December 2021 (UTC)
But living abroad sometimes is not enough. I know several Poles who have been living in the US for more than 10 years and do not speak English. They work in Polish stores and are surrounded mostly by Poles, and spend their free time on the Polish language Internet. They always choose the Polish language version of web browsers, Windows, etc., and all they read is in Polish (newspapers, magazines, books, even user manuals :-). When I ask them "why", they answer: "Because Polish is easier" :-) They do not appreciate the possibilities they have, but some of them take English classes taught by Polish speakers in Polish! Why in Polish? Because "Polish is easier" :-) 85.193.252.19 (talk) 17:38, 30 December 2021 (UTC)
I saw some of that in France and Spain, among English speakers who felt little motivation to learn the language, despite how it isolated them into an English-speaking enclave. It often was accompanied by an attitude I didn't like, such as a lot of complaining about why things were done this way or that in their new country, and how it it is so much better or easier in the home country, and in my mind, I felt like telling them, "Fine, so why are you here, why don't you just go home?" but of course, I didn't. Mathglot (talk) 18:38, 30 December 2021 (UTC)

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Thanks, you too! (And a special New Year's wish to a helpful lint stalker for fixing it up! Face-wink.svg)
(Hmm, preview mode shows my 'Thanks' text above being indented to sit flush with the text inside the box, which it should not be, so it is evidently still within the scope of one of the <div>s, even though this edit by R64 should have fixed that; on the other hand, this sentence renders normally; I'll have to look into it. I'll check lintHint after I save this, and if that doesn't work, the page source created by m-w.) Mathglot (talk) 01:16, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
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It's sitting flush with the text inside the box because the rotating star image is floated. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 01:22, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
@Redrose64: thanks; since the star is not that vertically big (w=115, h=117), I thought the float would have ended by the end of the container box. Even that 2px difference should've been eaten by the containing div border, but I guess not. Presentation-wise, seems unintentional, and ought to be fixed. Adding {{clear}} afterward (supplied above) fixes it, without generating any extra top-margin that I can detect. Thought it might've been from Template:Happy New Year, but turns out it isn't.
@A.S. Brown:, do you recall what template you used to generate this? I'd like to add a hidden text id so that people can find where it came from, if they wish. Also, it would also benefit from a {{clear}} at the very end. Mathglot (talk) 02:05, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
I've found it here Template:Happy_New_Year. Thank you and best wishes! — Preceding unsigned comment added by A.S. Brown (talkcontribs) 06:05, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
@A.S. Brown: It seems that rather than using that template correctly, i.e. as {{subst:Happy New Year}}, you copied code out of it without perhaps understanding that some of the bits that you didn't copy were important, and that some of the bits that you did copy should not have been. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 11:52, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
Ah, that explains a lot; at first I assumed it was *not* from Template:Happy New Year, as the hidden text attribution was not included, and the image was different and there was no hidden template attribution, but a copy/paste job completely explains what might have happened. @A.S. Brown: can you clarify that you copied some content out of Template:Happy New Year onto my page? That could certainly explain what happened, in which case the template itself does not need to be modified. (P.S. In general, copying code out of templates onto a page is tricky, and probably shouldn't be attempted unless you're a template editor.)
That said, A.S. Brown would you like to see modifications to that template going forward, so you could, let's say, add your own choice of image to it, or perhaps add the current year to the message, or anything else? If so, please add your comments on this topic to Template talk:Happy New Year in a new section. Thanks! Mathglot (talk) 21:32, 2 January 2022 (UTC)
Mathglot: by adding the declaration min-height:120px; to the first style="..." attribute, you don't need that {{clear}}. It's 120px because 117 is not a multiple of 4. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 11:53, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
Thanks again, Redrose64. Mathglot (talk) 21:32, 2 January 2022 (UTC)
Sorry, I think I may have copied something wrong, but I hope no harm has been done. Thanks! --A.S. Brown (talk) 07:17, 5 January 2022 (UTC)

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This edit was incorrect. I did not make that comment. I presume you have mistaken restoration after vandalism. The actual comment was added here: http://en.turkcewiki.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Nicholas_II_of_Russia&diff=400821184&oldid=393358769. DrKay (talk) 14:26, 2 January 2022 (UTC)

@DrKay:, thanks for letting me know about this misattributed "unsigned comment" addition that I added at Talk:Nicholas II of Russia on 2020-09-22. It looks like I used template {{unsigned}} to add this mistaken attribution, and I apologize. I'm not sure what went wrong, other than I made a mistake identifying the author of the comment.
I usually use User:Anomie's excellent unsigned helper script for this kind of thing (or more rarely, {{xsign}}), but not in this case. I no longer remember why I didn't use the script—perhaps it was an edge case that the script doesn't handle, and I had to shift to adding it manually; that should've been a flag that something was up, and that I should have been more careful. I now see that comment in Archive_3, dating to December 2010 and attributed to User Nunh-huh. I apologize for the misattribution; is the Talk page at Talk:Nicholas II of Russia now in the state it should be in, wrt to attributions, or is any further fix-up required? Thanks again for the heads-up, Mathglot (talk) 21:17, 2 January 2022 (UTC)
You may have used my script, it would make that mistake. This shortcoming is documented in the script's documentation: "if the unsigned comment was removed and then the removal was reverted, the reverting user will be used in the {{unsigned}} template". I've updated the script to try to help avoid it in the future. Anomie 22:27, 2 January 2022 (UTC)
Yes, I've corrected the archive. Thanks. DrKay (talk) 23:09, 2 January 2022 (UTC)
@Anomie:, thanks for the reply, and especially for the script update. The reason I thought that I didn't use the script, is that if I'm not mistaken, the script leaves a trace in a hidden text comment identifying itself, doesn't it? (is that what line 141 is about?) and the misattribution (here) includes a hidden <!-- Template:Unsigned --> so does that mean the script wasn't used? Or, conversely, does the helper pick the revision and then invoke the template to place it, meaning I might have used the script after all? If the latter, could you append a hidden script-id token as well? If you need help setting up a test bed for this, I recently learned of the import function usually used (I think) for importing foreign articles and their entire history (optionally up to a given revision, I believe) and if that also works intra muros, we could recreate the state of the Nicholas II Talk page just before it went wrong with the bad unsig, and that might be a good test for your modified version. If there's any way I can help, please let me know. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 00:12, 3 January 2022 (UTC)
Line 141 is just telling MediaWiki:Gadget-charinsert-core.js to display text {{unsigned}} and call the function UnsignedHelper.addUnsignedTemplate when that's clicked. The script just inserts {{unsigned}}. It'd be possible to have the script insert a comment, but personally I'm not sure it's really worthwhile for it to leave comments all over the wiki. Anomie 01:17, 3 January 2022 (UTC)

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Retargeting default data page for template USD round[edit]

Actually another editor had already told me what you told me later, and I really avoided what he had advised me to avoid. Thanks.

Anyways, I need your help. After watching your user page, it seems you are the address I'm looking for. Actually, I'd tried to update the Template:To USD as well as the Template:To USD round, by adding the Template:To USD/data/2021 to them and making it their default, but I failed. Currently, their default is the old Template:To USD/data/2019. Could you do that instead of me? Thank you in advance. HOTmag (talk) 11:10, 3 January 2022 (UTC)

Hi, HOTmag, and thanks for your message. I could, but I'm so oversubscribed right now, that I think if I add one more thing to my to-do list, I'll just forget where I am, or what my name is. Can you do me a favor: either try to do it yourself, but this time in the template sandbox and using the test cases page to see how you're doing, or else hold off a bit and just remind me in a few weeks or months? Another alternative would be to just place an Edit request on the Template talk page ( Template:To USD has over 1,000 transclusions, so that would be the more visible of the two), and that should attract a template editor who can do it for you. If you decide to try it yourself and you've never used a template sandbox before, or have other issues, just keep coming back here and ask specific questions and I'll respond to each one. (You can also ask questions at WT:WikiProject Templates, and you might get quicker answers that way; maybe the best might be to ask there, and ping me so I see it, and whoever gets to it first will answer you. Ideally, ask a question that links to a sandbox version that doesn't work properly for some reason, and a link to a case on the testcase page that shows something broken. If you just want it done and don't want to go the sandbox/testcases route just now, the edit request method is probably your best bet.
Does one of these work for you? If not, I'll try to get back to it, but no promises how soon. P.S. I've adjusted the section header above (was, "Hi") so that when it ends up in my Talk archives, it'll be easier for me to remember what it was about; hope this is okay with you. Mathglot (talk) 19:16, 3 January 2022 (UTC)

Anchors[edit]

Hey Mathglot, and happy New Year! I saw you removed some anchors from Anti-LGBT rhetoric. For the "Adam and Steve" anchor, I think it was still helpful to include it, as multiple pages, including the redirect Adam and Steve were targeting the anchor and not the current section name. I went ahead and fixed all the incoming links to target the section title. Is my understanding of process here correct, or is there some bot activity that made your removal without fixing incoming links more benign than it appears? Firefangledfeathers 17:45, 3 January 2022 (UTC)

@Firefangledfeathers:, you have it right, I should've checked links first, I guess it was late. I tend to avoid anchors in section headers as they make for scary-looking headers, not to mention ugly edit summaries, and there are other issues, more or less minor. I was going to self-revert, but I see you've fixed the redirects to point to those sections, so that's fine now. I understand why some editors like to use redirect to an anchor instead of to a section especially if the section name might change, as covered in MOS:SECTIONS and WP:TARGET but the explanations there go into detail of XML and HTML5 in order to explain it, which our guideline pages usually manage to avoid (for good reason), and result in a syntax that is complex and probably scary-looking for those not as familiar with markup language, and ugly for everyone else. Wikicode is supposed to alleviate a lot of those problems (and does, imho), so I prefer the other method with natural-looking section headers and MOS:HIDDENLINKADVICE (and hatnotes where appropriate) although that's listed as only a "supplementary" method. A style difference, I guess. I do use redirects to anchors sometimes, but I tend to reserve them for a direct link to a paragraph or table row or some other situation that doesn't create fractured syntax in the wikicode or require long explanations of why it's there. Apologies for breaking those links, and thanks for the clean-up job. And HNY to you, too! Mathglot (talk) 18:53, 3 January 2022 (UTC)
I share many of the same opinions. There are definitely some MediaWiki failings that are leading to suboptimal solutions. Firefangledfeathers 18:58, 3 January 2022 (UTC)

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Thanks so much for the welcome, Mathglot!

I have a question I'd love your help on. I completely rewrote the page Homosexuality and the DSM using extensive references, and the page was flagged with the message "This article needs more medical references for verification or relies too heavily on primary sources." Would you mind giving it a look? It seems to me that the vast majority of the sources I cited were both medical and secondary sources -- most of them are from peer-reviewed medical journals. I'd appreciate any tips you might have! RadicalCopyeditor (talk) 02:29, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

@RadicalCopyeditor: I will for sure, but might not be right away. If it becomes time-critical, please lmk; and in any case, ping me if you haven't heard anything in several days, I tend to get caught up in things and forget. Another option if you can't wait, or would like other opinions, is to post a question at WT:WikiProject Medicine. Mathglot (talk) 02:37, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
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Test of some sort; should be deleted. Mathglot (talk) 16:29, 17 January 2022 (UTC)

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