User talk:filelakeshoe

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Czech / English translation requested[edit]

Found you at Wikipedia:Translators available. X1\ (talk) 00:10, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

OK, what's the request? – filelakeshoe (t / c) 21:04, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
@Filelakeshoe: Not sure if an editor does not understand an idea (may be a communications problem), or just doesn't want to understand since the editor doesn't want to have wasted their effort.
Roughly, the idea, countries have sharp borders, while cultural civilizations do not.
Topic involves the concept of the word "world", which can span from an individual's conscious concept of their "world" to as broad as totality of all that can be known or thought of by anyone, in definition. In this case, "world" used in the vague phrase "Western world". Do you want to take up the issue? If so, I will explain the situation more.
Also, I sent you a "reply to" previously, to Talk:Western world. Did you get that? Regardless, if you did or didn't, I will explain more, if you are still interested. X1\ (talk) 23:34, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
Note: "Talk:Western world" updated to clarify ever changing editor's "map'. X1\ (talk) 23:52, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
I've read that discussion and can't see any evidence of it being a language barrier issue or a request for translation. It looks like a run of the mill content dispute, about a matter which I'm by no means an expert, sorry. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 14:13, 30 December 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – January 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (December 2017).


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  • A request for comment is in progress to determine whether the administrator policy should be amended to require disclosure of paid editing activity at WP:RFA and to prohibit the use of administrative tools as part of paid editing activity, with certain exceptions.

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Skvorec castle[edit]

Dear colleague,

I would apreciate if you can help with English definition "chateau". The problem is that local editor iaroslavvs changed name of Skvorec castle to Skvorec chateau. My opinion and explanation and native english historian about that is not accepted by the editor. Can you give your independent point of view? our opinion below: Zamek, Hrad, Castle or Chateau: In English a 'zamek' can mean 'Castle' or 'Country House'. A 'Country House' is a mansion or palace in the countryside, with a park. In each case they are lived-in places - homes. All 'hrady' are castles, ie fortified residences, usually dating from the Middle Ages - although there are quite a few fakes made in the 1820s-40s, when the Romantic Movement was at its height, via the novels of Sir Walter Scott. 'Chateau' is a French word usually covering Country Houses or zamky. The French word for castle - ie a fortified medieval stronghold - is 'Chateau Fort'. However, Chateau is now being used incorrectly. Skvorec isn't a chateau - better to use the word castle. 'Chateau Skvorec is totally wrong. Smaller castles or country houses are Manor Houses (French: manoire) - but Skvorec, in its high days, wasn't small.... so it is a real castle or hrad.

Dmitryeremeev (talk) 20:22, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
In a case like this I would recommend looking at what English-language sources are calling it, a castle or chateau (excluding the recent attempts to rebrand it as Savoia Castle.) Unfortunately I can only find Czech ones on google books. I'm not a historian so I can't really assess the finer points. I agree with you though that the difference between hrad x zámek in Czech doesn't quite line up with castle x chateau in English so would not assume it is a chateau just because it's called a zámek in Czech. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 21:16, 3 January 2018 (UTC)


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Thank you for quality articles such as Czech language, Dubstep, Eastern Slovak dialects and Nové Spojení, for admin services and RFA standards, for contributing more than 10 years, for gnomish Czech/English help, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:17, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – February 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2018).


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  • A tag will now be automatically applied to edits that blank a page, turn a page into a redirect, remove/replace almost all content in a page, undo an edit, or rollback an edit. These edits were previously denoted solely by automatic edit summaries.


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Administrators' newsletter – March 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2018).


Administrator changes

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dagger Lourdes has requested that her admin rights be temporarily removed, pending her return from travel.

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  • The autoconfirmed article creation trial (ACTRIAL) is scheduled to end on 14 March 2018. The results of the research collected can be read on Meta Wiki.
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  • A change to the administrator inactivity policy has been proposed. Under the proposal, if an administrator has not used their admin tools for a period of five years and is subsequently desysopped for inactivity, the administrator would have to file a new RfA in order to regain the tools.
  • A change to the banning policy has been proposed which would specify conditions under which a repeat sockmaster may be considered de facto banned, reducing the need to start a community ban discussion for these users.

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  • CheckUsers are now able to view private data such as IP addresses from the edit filter log, e.g. when the filter prevents a user from creating an account. Previously, this information was unavailable to CheckUsers because access to it could not be logged.
  • The edit filter has a new feature contains_all that edit filter managers may use to check if one or more strings are all contained in another given string.



  • Bhadani (Gangadhar Bhadani) passed away on 8 February 2018. Bhadani joined Wikipedia in March 2005 and became an administrator in September 2005. While he was active, Bhadani was regarded as one of the most prolific Wikipedians from India.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:00, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Your signature[edit]

FYI your signature uses a Unicode Private Use Area character (), which makes the page uneditable by AWB (i.e. for WikiProject tagging). Please consider changing it.

Anomalocaris, are you tracking these PUA sigs too?   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  12:45, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Not sure I understand, sorry. What's the character? – filelakeshoe (t / c) 15:35, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
The cat...! I copy+pasta'd it from the edit window, where it wasn't recognized either. Perhaps there's an acceptable Unicode cat character? (I haven't checked)   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  15:44, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Meh. Sbohem, kocourku. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 16:38, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
My apologies to your vigilant companion.   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  18:01, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Tom.Reding: I am not tracking PUA sigs. I have been asking editors to make their signatures HTML5-compliant and to remove images from their signatures. After consensus is achieved in at WT:Signatures#Signature size guidelines, I will also ask editors to remove noncompliant font size markup. I don't plan to look for PUA characters. —Anomalocaris (talk) 08:32, 18 March 2018 (UTC)