User talk:Green Giant

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-> File:Noru 2017-07-24 0342Z.jpg Yes please. --B dash (talk) 11:46, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

@B dash: ✓ Done --Green Giant (talk) 11:49, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

User talk: Collinsa2016[edit]

No objections to the block itself, but putting a wikitext like

|en=The purpose of…
We sincerely hope you will choose option number 1.}}

anywhere is meaningless.

You likely substed a template which may not be substed. Please, improve your grasp of MediaWiki – you are a sysop and one of informal leaders here. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 10:41, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

@Incnis Mrsi: Hi. The only leaders here are people like you and LX, with your excellent vigilance to guide sysops. Sometimes, a time-limited block might not work if all they do is wait for the block to expire and then continue as begore. So when I use indefinite blocks, I add User:Green Giant/Note to clarify the options available to them and to prod them into dialogue. The langswitch is there because they might not understand English but I’ve just not got round to adding other languages yet. Cheers for prodding me though. Green Giant (talk) 11:12, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
Shouldn’t be better to move the notice to the Template: space to prompt volunteers add translations? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 11:31, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
@Incnis Mrsi: Maybe not as a separate template. More than likely I will propose it to be added as an optional parameter in {{Copyviouploadindefblock}} but I want to be sure of the wording. Green Giant (talk) 11:44, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
Yes, do it, I’ll help – already worked with it. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 12:06, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
✓ Done Moved to {{Copyviouploadindefblock/Test}} --Green Giant (talk) 13:35, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg for all the wonderful work you do. Artix Kreiger (talk) 14:25, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! Two sugars please. Green Giant (talk) 14:28, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
also, kind of premature, but when you do, congrats on steward election. Artix Kreiger (talk) 17:48, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
Cheers. I don’t want to jinx it because there are still two weeks to go. Green Giant (talk) 19:51, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the admin work[edit]

I can appreciate that admin work is generally very unrewarding, so… In the case of dealing with the unblock request at User talk:Andrewright I learn a lot from your goal-oriented, precise discussion. Thank you for your work. That is all. Ariadacapo (talk) 18:20, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

@Ariadacapo: Thank you for the kind words. They are much appreciated. Equally I would say thank you for your contributions. The only reward I seek is for the normal wiki work to continue without disruption. My aim with blocked users is to try to persuade them to work within the limits set by the community (although often unsuccessfully). If anyone disagrees with those limits, the best thing to do is propose changes to the limits. Cheers. Green Giant (talk) 23:14, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Bollywood-Hungama moved[edit]

Hi Green Giant, didn't you notice that shortly before you protected {{Cc-by-3.0-BollywoodHungama}}, an (allegedly) totally new user moved it[1] to {{BollywoodHungama}}? Was this move agreed to? --Túrelio (talk) 07:43, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Hello @Túrelio: I protected it after I’d seen the move but I didn’t think it was worth arguing to change it back because the new name makes sense (unless there is another Bollywood Hungama license I’ve not seen). Of course it was suspicious that a "new user" would do such a move but I didn’t have anything else to go on, although they are a suspected sockpuppet on ENWP and have been blocked there a few days ago. If you think the template should go back to the old name, I won’t oppose it but the new name looks fine as well. Green Giant (talk) 09:15, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. No, I've no stakes in this template. However, the moving user is rather suspicious for his recent activities. --Túrelio (talk) 09:17, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
I don’t think there’s any doubt about this user being a sockpuppet, after seeing their edits on ENWP. Green Giant (talk) 10:42, 19 February 2018 (UTC)