User talk:Fred J/Archive Jan

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Sidebar edit[edit]

This change seems to have caused the toolbox and upload link to vanish. Oops. --Gmaxwell 03:35, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the RFA vote[edit]

Smiley in Bow Tie.jpg Thanks for the vote --Tarawneh 00:35, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

RfA questions[edit]

Hi Fred. I enjoyed our dialogue on the RFA, but there were a couple things about your questions that concerned me.

First, I hope you understand what I meant by the difference between the "mechanics" and the "engineers". I really see the admin tools as just tools, and people who are willing/able/trusted to use them should be given them, because there are a lot of things that need doing and not enough volunteers to keep on top of it (especially with the backlogs now being created due to the toolserver issues). In some ways the tools might even hamper those involved in community leadership, since they might feel obligated to concentrate on rote administrative tasks, rather than discussing and proposing solutions to problems the project might face.

Second, I really don't think "level of activity" should be a factor. Even if an admin only uses the tools 20 times a week, that's 20 times less for the other administrators. Drops in the bucket eventually fill the bucket, if you know what I mean. Commons is in an unusual position in that it can be expected to grow exponentially as the other wikimedia projects grow (even more so as transwiki becomes a more common practice, which will mean a lot of local files being copied to here), so recruiting administrators from other projects (especially those with smaller backlogs) will be crucial for the health of commons. --SB_Johnny|talk|books 12:09, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Sidebar edit[edit]

This change seems to have caused the toolbox and upload link to vanish. Oops. --Gmaxwell 03:35, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the RFA vote[edit]

Smiley in Bow Tie.jpg Thanks for the vote --Tarawneh 00:35, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

RfA questions[edit]

Hi Fred. I enjoyed our dialogue on the RFA, but there were a couple things about your questions that concerned me.

First, I hope you understand what I meant by the difference between the "mechanics" and the "engineers". I really see the admin tools as just tools, and people who are willing/able/trusted to use them should be given them, because there are a lot of things that need doing and not enough volunteers to keep on top of it (especially with the backlogs now being created due to the toolserver issues). In some ways the tools might even hamper those involved in community leadership, since they might feel obligated to concentrate on rote administrative tasks, rather than discussing and proposing solutions to problems the project might face.

Second, I really don't think "level of activity" should be a factor. Even if an admin only uses the tools 20 times a week, that's 20 times less for the other administrators. Drops in the bucket eventually fill the bucket, if you know what I mean. Commons is in an unusual position in that it can be expected to grow exponentially as the other wikimedia projects grow (even more so as transwiki becomes a more common practice, which will mean a lot of local files being copied to here), so recruiting administrators from other projects (especially those with smaller backlogs) will be crucial for the health of commons. --SB_Johnny|talk|books 12:09, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Re:Admin?[edit]

Sorry for the delay in the answer but I was taking some kind of Christmas Holidays. I have declined the offer because lately I don't have enough free time. I can help here without any extra functions :). Thank you so much for the offer. Happy New Year!!!! Airunp 16:34, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Två bilder utbytta[edit]

Du kan radera dessa båda bilder:

Jag har ersatt dem med exakt samma bilder från samma källa (Web Gallery of Art, med uppdaterad url) men med engelska titlar:

Att de ursprungligen laddats upp på svenska Wikipedia etc. finns det ingen anledning att påpeka, i synnerhet eftersom jag var den som laddade upp bilderna där (vilket inte gör mig till deras "author"). Celsius 09:11, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Fixat / Fred Chess 23:06, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Charles Bridge[edit]

Hello,

I answer to your comment here. I agree with you: it's best to discuss rather than to engage an edit war. But, how to act when a blind man asks you to specify the reason, then the reason is already on the page? How to act when the same person criticize you for not to discuss, though he deletes the Template:Move which is precisely intended to initiate a possible discussion about a proposal (when I don't want any discussion, I use Template:Category redirect)?

I also thank you for this restoration. Martorell is a cunning user. --Juiced lemon 19:21, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

I cannot judge whether Martorell is a "blind man"... there might have been some misunderstanding involved (you have to take into account that Martorell is not a native speaker of English).
Fred Chess 19:52, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
Sorry, I should have clearly distinguished between these two different issues. In the first one (see Category:Karlův most history), I spoke about user:Ludek. --Juiced lemon 20:10, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Re: Administrators' noticeboard[edit]

Hi. As a neutral part I suggest you don't move the dispute with Juiced Lemon to the "User problem" area.

Maybe the instructions aren't clear for this, but the "dispute" section was intended specifically for these kind of disputes. The User problems section is for problem users where there's no dispute...

Regards, Fred Chess 18:20, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Ok. I'm sorry. I've noticed that here are a lot of dispute issues with user Juiced Lemon versus among several users (more than five users, including me) about content in pages, so I've tought it's a user problem because of his lack of communication. It seemed useful to me about grouping all the issues under a section about the same user. --Joanot Martorell 00:53, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Hi Fred, thanks for you comments on my RfA and talk page. I would like to continue my contributations here. Regards, Shyam (T/C) 21:20, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

image:Elfangen.jpg[edit]

Fred, would you mind taking a peek at this image, taken from a Swedish website, to determine if it is in fact free, like the uploader claims? This is regarding an OTRS ticket. (for my reference). Cary "Bastiqe" Bass demandez 17:25, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Template:No_license[edit]

Please spell check your most recent addition to Template:No_license. It contains several spelling errors of simple words, that can't be fixed by the public. Specifically, the following words are misspelled: this, choose. 67.182.244.157 20:27, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your support[edit]

Thank you for your support on my rfa, and I am glad you liked my answer on your question. -- Bryan (talk to me) 19:48, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

User account merger[edit]

Hi Fred!

I wonder if there is any way to merge my old account (User:Jrohr) with my current account name (User:Johannes Rohr). On the German Wikipedia, I read that Burocrats would be able of doing so. If this is true, could you do this for me? I want to keep my new user name. The old one should go away. Thanks a lot in advance! Greetings, --Johannes Rohr 09:14, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Just to confirm that my old account also wants to be merged: Thanks and greetings, --Jrohr 09:16, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Forget it. I just found out that I need to contact a developer for that...--Johannes Rohr 09:36, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Template:PD-Art[edit]

Hello, I would like to replace the current template with the more precise version discussed at the village pump. Could you unlock the template's edit page for me or, even better, simply replace the template? Thanks, Wikipeder 16:20, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

I'll comment on it. / Fred Chess 17:29, 19 January 2007 (UTC)