Last modified on 31 January 2015, at 23:55

User talk:Equinox

User rightsEdit

If I recall correctly, you nominated me for autopatroller and it succeeded unopposed. However, I noticed that CodeCat has just revoked my privileges as autopatroller. I am curious, is there a discussion surrounding my edits currently going on? Anything I can improve upon I will surely take note of. WikiWinters (talk) 23:25, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

There haven't been any covert discussions! If you look at the edit histories for your entries you can see that a few tweaks have been required. These are minor things but it does mean that a second pair of eyes is good, so I suppose that's why CodeCat removed the flag. Equinox 23:34, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
I replied on my talk page. —CodeCat 23:39, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. WikiWinters (talk) 00:05, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
I apologize for that I may have sounded presumptuous. I was just wondering, because I thought that normally there should have been a consensus before removing rights, and that would be achieved through a discussion, but I was wrong. The revocation is understandable, and I assume CodeCat knows what he is doing. I'm currently wondering about the possibility of redemption of rights in the future. Thank you for swiftly responding to my clumsy mistakes. WikiWinters (talk) 23:49, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
It doesn't mean you've been "demoted" or lost your reputation or anything, just that we probably need to keep double-checking your contributions for a bit longer. Thanks for your additions. BTW, it looks as though you copied the "arctogaeal" ety from another site; in general you need to avoid this, since "fair use" exemptions to copyright law are very narrow and anyhow vary by jurisdiction. Equinox 23:53, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes, that was what I was worried about. Thanks for your reassurance. As for "arctogaeal," you are right. I was trying to clean up Wiktionary:Requested entries (English) and, ironically, I ended up making everything messier due to my clumsiness. It's something I need to work on, for sure. For the sake of speed, I used the definition from, and I realize now that this can put me in dangerous territory when it comes to copyright. The definition given on is, "a biogeographical division comprising the Holarctic and Paleotropical regions." I considered paraphrasing but caved and assumed that there wouldn't be a better way to define it without using virtually the same terms. Had I put more time into it, I could've easily come up with an original definition without violating copyright, and unfortunately patience is obviously something that I need to work on. I really appreciate your understanding, so thank you. WikiWinters (talk) 00:04, 26 January 2015 (UTC)


Nice work on the non- words! Can I ask you to undelete the page and just blank it instead? I like to have the history there. Cheers —Pengo (talk) 23:52, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Equinox 23:55, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
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