User talk:Equinox

ArchivingEdit

Try MediaWiki:Gadget-aWa.js. If we have the scripts that automate it, no point in doing it by hand. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 06:32, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

I tried it on a single RFV and it timed out. Equinox 11:32, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

AntiblueEdit

Hey Equinox. Could you do me a favour and antiblue this page of any pages with a Catalan entry?--J19idf (talk) 10:07, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

At the moment it only works on normal [[links]], not {{m|ca|...}}, {{l|ca|...}}. What's the difference between l and m here? Equinox 14:07, 14 May 2016 (UTC)
I don't use m. Just l, because it shows Orangelinks. --J19idf (talk) 19:49, 15 May 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done They're normal square-bracket links again, but you can probably fix that with a search and replace if you want. Equinox 23:12, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

weird wordsEdit

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This may interest you. Of course, some senses may be too difficult to cite, but others, such as mesonoxian, should be able to squeak through. If these don’t interest you, I might be able to do some myself. --Romanophile (contributions) 13:31, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. I'll take a proper look at them later. Equinox 13:38, 20 May 2016 (UTC)
I've done what I can. That page seems to be an uncredited regurgitation of an older list of unusual words, and it has some sloppy errors ("tyrotoxism" defined like a verb; "nihilarian" omitting the mathematical context where it was used). Equinox 19:51, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

"the name-diminutives vandal is back"Edit

Actually, they never went away, but Abuse Filter 46 has kept them from saving any edits in mainspace until the one you deleted. Looking at the logs for the filter, I'm having trouble figuring out whether this is an idiot with a bot or a very persistent idiot who's as dumb as a bot. I think I closed the loophole, but I don't know regular expressions that well. Feel free to take a look at the filter and improve on it. Chuck Entz (talk) 01:31, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

I see now that they switched from totally wrong to plausible, but wrong- just when you make things idiot-proof, they come out with a better idiot... I think I also broke the filter when I changed it, though I'm not sure how. It wouldn't apply to the more recent edits, anyway, but even removing the test that would keep it from applying doesn't make it work on those edits. Back to the drawing board! Chuck Entz (talk) 13:50, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

Question about former userEdit

Hello, I have a question about the user Verbo/Fastifex, who added an unusual sense at kont (2nd sense). Do you know where I can find out more about the user? I'm mostly looking for stuff that helps me evaluate the validity of the edit, like the user's dialect and editing habits. Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 11:29, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

He is still active on Wikipedia, where he claims to be from Flanders: User:Fastifex. He was blocked here for repeatedly adding inappropriately sexual example sentences about men spanking boys. Equinox 11:33, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, the dialect could explain why I wouldn't know it if it's a valid word and the weird urges why he'd make up nonsense in that entry. I'll probably end up putting it at RFV, but I'll check some Flemish sources. Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 12:01, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
Ah, the legendary Fastifex. His talk page is well worth looking at, even if you just skim the Contents list. It's like something out of XKCD, down to the question mark on "36 Spanking implements?", or my favourite of the 232, "109 Please stop re-instating biblical references to Buttocks". --Hiztegilari (talk) 12:27, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
I'm sure I saw "You won't believe these 36 spanking implements!" on BuzzFeed the other day. Equinox 00:11, 24 May 2016 (UTC)
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