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Hossam Mohammed Amin[edit]

Hi, recently edits claiming that WMD were found extensively in Iraq and the guilt of Hossam Mohammed Amin have been added to the article Hossam Mohammed Amin. Since I noticed you have edited this article in the past, perhaps you would be interested in helping to resolve the BLP issue.--I am One of Many (talk) 17:51, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Zero interest-rate policy[edit]

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On the Mall[edit]

You previously (in 2007) removed a brief article on Edwin Franko Goldman's "On the Mall" march. Nonetheless, this march is famous with marching bands, and it is the most well known composition by Goldman. Will you approve another attempt to create an article on that march? Rammer (talk) 03:39, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi! Sure, I have no objection at all; in fact an article on the subject would be welcomed. The only reason the previous version was deleted was because it had two sentences with no context at all, so wasn't intelligible even as a stub. --Delirium (talk) 10:17, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
All right. I'll see about the need. My personal sense on article length is that even a short article should have at least THREE sentences, meaning a beginning, a middle, and an end. Don't get on an airplane unless it has a nose, a fuselage, and a tail. Rammer (talk) 21:29, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Carl Bock[edit]

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Hi there![edit]

Just a friendly wave from one old-timer to another. Glad to see I'm not the only one who can claim 10+ years contributing to Wikipedia. -- llywrch (talk) 19:25, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

You're invited: Art & Feminism Edit-a-thon[edit]

Art & Feminism Edit-a-Thon - You are invited!
Hi Delirium! The first Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 in San Francisco.

Any editors interested in the intersection of feminism and art are welcome. Wikipedians of all experience levels are invited! Experienced editors will be on hand to help new editors.
Bring a friend and a laptop! Come one, come all! Learn more here!

SarahStierch (talk) 08:54, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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You're invited! WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley[edit]

Saturday, April 5 - WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley - You are invited!
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The University of California, Berkeley's Berkeley Center for New Media is hosting our first edit-a-thon, facilitated by WikiWoman Sarah Stierch, on April 5! This event, focused on engaging women to contribute to Wikipedia, will feature a brief Wikipedia policy and tips overview, followed by a fast-paced energetic edit-a-thon. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Please bring your laptop and be prepared to edit about women and women's history!

The event is April 5, from 1-5 PM, at the Berkeley Center for New Media Commons at Moffitt Library.

You must RSVP here - see you there! SarahStierch (talk) 23:20, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Post[edit]

Please take a look at the Soraya Post article. Thanks.--BabbaQ (talk) 16:39, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 21[edit]

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SUL[edit]

I confirm my SUL unification request. / Je confirme ma demande d'unification SUL. --Delirium (talk) 16:04, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello,
Sorry for the delay. The account is now available for usurpation. Litlok (talk) 23:35, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Natural Trap Cave[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

You're invited! Litquake Edit-a-thon in San Francisco[edit]

You are invited!Litquake Edit-a-thon in San Francisco → Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 1-5 PM
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The Edit-a-thon will occur in parallel with Litquake, the San Francisco Bay Area's annual literature festival.

Writers from all over the Bay Area and the world will be in town during the nine day festival, so the timing is just right for us to meet, create and improve articles about literature and writers.

All levels of Wikipedia editing experience are welcome. This event will include new editor training. Please bring your laptop.

The venue: Wikimedia Foundation offices (149 New Montgomery Street, 6th Floor San Francisco, CA 94105) – Google Maps view

You must RSVP here — see you there! --Rosiestep (talk) 03:45, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

... for adding coordinates to a string of Houston sites. Much appreciated! ---Another Believer (Talk) 01:56, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

SF edit-a-thons on March 7 and 8[edit]

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In celebration of WikiWomen's History Month, the SF Bay Area Wikipedia community has two events in early March -- please consider attending!

First, we have an ArtAndFeminism edit-a-thon, which will take place at the Kadist Art Foundation from 12 noon to 6pm on Saturday, March 7. We'll be one of many sites worldwide participating in this edit-a-thon on March 7th. So join us as we help improve Wikipedia's coverage of women artists and their works!

Second, we will be celebrating International Women's Day with the International Women's Day edit-a-thon on Sunday, March 8 from 1pm to 5pm at the Wikimedia Foundation. Our editing focus will be on women, of course!

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Thanks![edit]

Thanks for cleaning up the minor mess I made of United Against Nuclear Iran. The duplicate edits were caused by a bug, T94367. --Ori.livneh (talk) 03:15, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Hatnotes[edit]

Heyo! Wanted to let you know I started a dialogue here about the use of the hatnote. Just wanted to be clear, I'm not trying to fight or start a flame war or any of that BS. I just see it a different way and want to try to work it out. Anyway, would love to hear your thoughts on what I had to say there. Hope you are well! --Zackmann08 (talk) 17:07, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

… for adding coordinates to a series of Texas buildings. if you enjoy adding coordinates to articles, I know there is are plenty to add for Oregon, too. Thanks again for your help -- I hope to get around to creating articles for other University of Texas at Austin buildings at some point. ----Another Believer (Talk) 23:15, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for creating all these articles! Yeah, I find adding coordinates enjoyable as downtime now and then between "real" work. Some of them are easy to find, others require a bit of research to track down (mainly in the case of buildings no longer extant). --Delirium (talk) 02:01, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
Fantastic. I request coordinates for many of the articles I create, and appreciate editors like you for adding them. Thank you, truly. ---Another Believer (Talk) 03:55, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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In thanks for your kind reply to my query on WP:Greece. A real help! —Brigade Piron (talk) 18:21, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Uprising or massacre?[edit]

Talk:1982_Hama_Islamic_uprising#Requested_move_27_October_2015 Gizmocorot (talk) 15:30, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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WikiProject Wildfire[edit]

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Hello! I have recently started a new WikiProject and am trying to recruit new members. The project, WikiProject Wildfire, focuses on articles that relate to wildfires. There is a lot of work that needs to be done. From updating templates, to classifying and improving articles. Any level of commitment is welcome! If you care to just add some input on the founding of the new project, awesome. If you would like to take an active role in editing articles, that is awesome as well! Knowledge of wildfires is NOT a prerequisite for joining the project. In fact, it would be great to have some members of the project who are NOT fire-buffs. That way we make sure that articles aren't just written by and for people in the fire community. If this is something you have any interest in, I would love to have you join the project! Please feel free to join the discussion or leave me a message on my talk page. (Note that you are receiving this message from me because I saw you made multiple edits on a wildfire related page, specifically Old Fire. Not just spamming you at random.) Hope you have a great day! Zackmann08 (Talk to me/What I been doing) 22:10, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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

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Proposed deletion of H.E.R.R.[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Raymond Bradley[edit]

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Europe 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Europe/The 10,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. There's also the possibility of establishing smaller country or regional challenges for places like Germany, Italy, the Benelux countries, Iberian Peninsula, Romania, Slovenia etc, much like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. If you would like to see masses of articles being improved for Europe and your specialist country like Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon, sign up today and once the challenge starts a contest can be organized. This is a way we can target every country of Europe, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant and also sign under any country sub challenge on the page that you might contribute to! Thank you. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 05:43, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Delirium.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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hi...we could use your help[edit]

I noticed that your an administrator and a member of computer science[1]. I'm a member of wikiproject Medicine, basically this happened to us [2] and so we have a source code but we need someone's help to do 2016 version (of 2015[3]), I can assist in whatever is needed, though I don't know too much about this field. ...thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:57, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

historic personalities around the world

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Thank you for quality articles such as Leontius (usurper), Conrad II (bishop of Hildesheim), Dirck van der Lisse, Sophie Löwe and Willi Schmid, for gnomish task such as spelling corrections and adding categories, for "even minor subjects help illustrate the contours of a time and place", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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Thanks very much for the kind words! --Delirium (talk) 20:28, 19 August 2017 (UTC)
Two years ago, you were recipient no. 1712 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:30, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

Rivier[edit]

Good evening Delirium, I've come here because of an article that has been suggested for deletion in the German Wikipedia: de:Rivier. Over there, some argue that the term rivier would not actually be a specific term for dry river beds in Namibia but that it would signify nothing more than river (as it does in Afrikaans, see af:Rivier). Now, we have found that the Namibian German which was used in colonial times actually did borrow the term rivier from Afrikaans and did narrow its meaning from river to dry river (bed). But the question remains if this actually established a general regional term or not. I am writing all this because a long time ago :), you wrote the magic sentence Rivier can mean Wadi, dry riverbed, called rivier in southwest Africa. Do you remember the source of your information back then? The word rivier does pop up in English texts, but in my impression only occasionally. Do you have any more information on that? That would be tremendous. Thanks and best regards, --Andropov (talk) 20:02, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi Andropov! Surprisingly enough I was able to remember why I wrote that disambiguation page. I had previously written Tsauchab, which used the term, so I wanted somewhere for the link to go. Alas, I don't think I had an especially solid source. I was in fact translating a German Wikipedia article originally: the initial version of Tsauchab was largely a translation of what used to be at de:Tsauchab, though that edit history has since ended up at de:Sesriem-Canyon due to a page move. In that version, the German Wikipedia described it as a rivier and linked to de:rivier, the article now in question for deletion, which then, like now, claimed it was a Namibia-specific term. I naturally looked it up on the English Wikipedia to see if it was also used in English. There was at the time no English article at rivier, but the article wadi did at the time have this sentence: In southwestern Africa, the term rivier is used. I think between that sentence, and doing a little poking around on Google Books, I convinced myself that people did call the Tsauchab a rivier in English and that it meant something close enough to wadi to be worth having a disambiguation page at rivier linking to wadi. But I don't remember specifically which books I would've run across on Google Books. In any case, since then, all three articles in question (en:wadi, en:Tsauchab, and de:Tsauchab) have been edited to remove the term, so the disambiguation makes less sense now (unless you manage to turn up a better source!). --Delirium (talk) 20:38, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
Wow, thank you so much for this very precise recollection! Unfortunately, I have not found much more in English texts. But I will have another, more thorough look around and will report any incidents back to you :) Kind regards and thanks again, --Andropov (talk) 22:54, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
Not that I have found much more, but you might be interested in the thorough (yet not exhaustive) list another user prepared of the various terms used worldwide for dry rivers/intermittent rivers at de:Benutzer Diskussion:W!B:#Namen für Trockenflüsse (see also this PDF (p. 206) as the main source). The article de:Rivier has been saved from deletion today, but as of yet it remains to be seen if it can be expanded again. Best regards, --Andropov (talk) 22:55, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

Women in Red World Contest[edit]

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Happy First Edit Day[edit]

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Thanks! Wow, it's been 15 years... --Delirium (talk) 18:54, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

Delirium, ranting, and other delusions[edit]

Please note my ranting at Talk:Metropole#Globalize. Your comment combined with the actual situation revealed from the page history hit a sore nerve. There is a second-level of vandalism continuing here at Wikipedia. That vandalism is the cumulative effects of ill-disciplined, ignorant, uncaring, artless fumblers who yet still believe they know everything. My rant has everything to do with the damage that such 'editors' do to WP. I've been freaking about this for awhile (see User:Shenme). The wine will not be drinkable with catarrhal diarrheal elephants stomping the grapes here. (Is there a group here similar to the old alt.sysadmin.recovery ?) Shenme (talk) 07:06, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Flying Saucers(magazine) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)[edit]

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