User talk:Mwalimu

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Just Wrote To Say[edit]

Thank you for the tips... ^^

--AmyFoxx 18:30, 3 February 2011 (UTC−3)

...[edit]

Someone keeps editing my pages and messing them up.

I contributed for a reason. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.52.12.65 (talkcontribs)

If you are referring to Eka, Eka's Chat, and other related articles, I just reviewed the edit histories of them and didn't see any obvious vandalism. Some of the edits by User:24.87.24.7 looked a little questionable but not obviously wrong. Please understand that all of the articles in the main article space are effectively "public property" as far as who can edit them; no one "owns" any of the articles on WikiFur. Obviously we don't encourage vandalism, false information, etc., but as long as the edits are in good faith, are accurate, and in compliance with our site's policies, we encourage anyone to edit articles to make improvements. Also, you should not remove a merge template simply because you disagree with it. If you don't think the article should be merged, please state your reasons in the article's talk page. The template itself does not represent a final decision; it's more like a request to other editors and administrators for consensus. Finally, if you plan to continue editing regularly, you are encouraged to register and log in. --mwalimu 19:16, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Suspicious new account activity[edit]

There have been several recent new user accounts with names that look fishy to me, and I'd suggest being on our guard that their originator may be setting up to spam the site or launch a bot attack. Do you have the ability to run an IP trace on their origins? Do you think it would be overreacting to preemptively block them?

The accounts in question: ...

--mwalimu 16:38, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Several people have mentioned this now. I'll check it out. --GreenReaper(talk) 16:57, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
Sounds good. --mwalimu 17:15, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
Multiple registrations and proxies. Block'd. --GreenReaper(talk) 17:26, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
Thank you Mwalimu. --EarthFurst 19:05, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

hey there this is Elementemblem i just looked on the D2FC and they said they might make many accounts on wikifur "for the lulz" please you have to do something! here i'll send you the link http://www.youtube.com/group/Deth2FurfagsCoalitio im here to warn you cause i dont want them to ruin wikifur

Thanks for the alert and for your concern. We've had a number of these types of attacks in the past and haven't had much difficulty fending them off and repairing the damage. --mwalimu 04:50, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Help with editing[edit]

Good day. I think I do need some help actually.

I tried editing the MILfurs article so that I could insert my own name into the "Military roster" section of the article. However when I followed the way it was done with the users already in there, it added me, but it put my name inside a huge box. And now the list is in the external links section.

I do appreciate any help. Kanic 17:09, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Fixed. The table needed a right brace instead of a dash after the final row to close it out. --mwalimu 19:05, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

User registration IP lookup[edit]

How does someone with regular admin privs like me look up the IP address that a new user registered from? Or is that a capability that is only available to "super-admins" and wikia support? --mwalimu 17:28, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

On Wikia, the CheckUser privilege is reserved to staff. --GreenReaper(talk) 17:30, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

remove article[edit]

Hi! I'd like to remove Caiwan article from th site, because it's no longer desired. --78.92.219.234 13:23, 24 July 2009 (UTC)


remove article[edit]

After the recent vandalism of the wiki article that some one created about myself, I would like it if the article RedFox Nightfox would be removed. I don't even know why it was created in the first place.

RedFox 04:13, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

Okay, done. --mwalimu 05:31, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

Need help with my page[edit]

I'm trying to add another heading on my page with some more information, but when I add it, it removes another heading and the external links. How do I keep everything I have now and add new info? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Crusader Cat (talkcontribs) .

You were doing it wrong. It's </ref>, not <ref/>. Your references were never finishing. I've fixed it up with the new section. --GreenReaper(talk) 03:02, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Request for Review[edit]

As it's impossible to leave Spirou a message on his Talk page, and requests for review are being ignored on the article's talk pages, I'll once again point out the draft page is now ready for review. —Xydexx 14:58, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Regarding Tora's Page and My Activity[edit]

Hello. It is my sincere opinion, stated in different fora, that exposing incidents such as this publicly are in the best interest of the fandom. First, Tora poses a significant threat to minors because of his legal past, and having engaged in two recent sexual conversations thinking them to be minors. One of these conversations was the fictitious baiting, but the other (which the newly posted Dragoneer log details) was not. This makes it very probably a serious crime. This fact alone makes the posting of the new information completely valid.

The new Dragoneer log also shows willful deception on Tora's part on such a serious issue, which is alarming.

By having such information about such an individual on Wikifur, which is widely known as a repository of information for the furry fandom, it furthers the chance that convention administrators and other elements of the community can make wise choices about Tora's participation, especially where minors are concerned.

Exposing such incidents in-depth and showing genuine community concern (which has been clearly expressed,) is much better for the public perception of furry than ommitting them or trying to cover them up. When (probably not if, given its growing size) there is a serious child abuse case regarding the fandom, the first question to be asked will be, "Did this community and its leaders respond fully to convicted or admitted sex criminals?"

Confirmation of the new information can be found by Dragoneer's response (http://twitter.com/Dragoneer/status/4380406312) to this tweet: (http://twitter.com/minnieshoof/status/4380287261)

Please remove my page[edit]

A flame war of the epic variety has started up. I would like you to remove my page, I don't want you guys getting swamped with trolling. Sorry for any trouble I caused you. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Crusader Cat (talkcontribs) .

I think this needs to be discussed on Talk:Crusader Cat. --GreenReaper(talk) 13:48, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Request For Review[edit]

Once again, the Popping draft page is ready for review. In the continued interest of not wasting everyone's time, it'd be really peachy if one of the Admins could finally resolve this long-neglected issue no later than October 24 2009, 11:59 PM EDT —Xydexx 19:38, 17 October 2009 (UTC)


User:208.102.73.249[edit]

Just wondering... Did IP user 208.102.73.249 do anything to earn a block beyond creating a single article with a few gibberish characters? That seems to me to be more on the level of experimentation/sandboxing, and an "assume good faith" response would be to delete the article, post a reply suggesting that they use the sandbox for further experimentation, and no block. (A block would more likely be appropriate if they had been warned previously, had created or modified multiple articles, or if the added content was otherwise inappropriate such as trolling or spamlinks.) --mwalimu 19:22, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

I might have "assumed good faith" if it was just gibberish. The fact that the title of the article they created was an offensive term pushed it over the line into vandalism in my opinion.--Higgs Raccoon 19:31, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
Okay, I wasn't familiar with that term. Now it makes more sense. --mwalimu 19:51, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

Adding a flag[edit]

How does one add a flag to File:Flags.png and/or Template:flagdiv? --mwalimu 16:10, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

You upload a new version, adding the new flags at the bottom (or use a new file), and change MediaWiki:Common.css appropriately. I usually use this tool to generate the image. Looking at the various places that flagdiv is normally used, it might be best to identify several that might be added at once. If you want to do that I could regenerate the image, since I have everything else setup here to make it. --GreenReaper(talk) 16:23, 21 May 2010 (UTC)
Of the flags currently in Category:Flag icons, there are six that currently missing. Of those, at least three are currently used in articles that customarily use flagdiv; those are ESP, NED, and NOR. The other three, should you wish to go ahead and include them, are GBR, POR and TUR. --mwalimu 17:42, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hi. ^_^ I thought it would be good to get to know the administrators, so I can bug them if I need help with something. :P SilverserenC 20:13, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikifur! We look forward to your contributions. --mwalimu 21:49, 28 May 2010 (UTC)
  • If i'm going to be uploading an image that will be used as a fursona picture for an artist, what dimensions should the image be so it isn't too large or too small? Is there a general guideline for image sizes? SilverserenC 22:03, 28 May 2010 (UTC)
I'm no expert on images, and when I work with them often have to refer to other articles that have them to remember what the parameters are on the image template (there are some examples in Help:Editing). The answer to your question is basically whatever looks good. You can upload the image in whatever size you have it (as long as it's not too huge), then use the size parameter in the image template (e.g. '200px') to resize it in the articles you use it in. 150-300 pixels wide is usually a good size for most avatar/conbadge type images, depending on the aspect ratio and other factors. One thing I do NOT recommend is using the size parameter to make a small image larger, as that nearly always looks bad. Hope this helps. --mwalimu 22:29, 28 May 2010 (UTC)
That does, thanks. I had forgotten that you can manually resize it in-wiki. It's rather large, so there shouldn't be any quality problems from me shrinking it. I'll go test it out now and let you know how it works out. SilverserenC 22:34, 28 May 2010 (UTC)
Awesome. SilverserenC 22:39, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Ban?[edit]

Bannable or what? SilverserenC 01:16, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Yes, it's a proxy IP. I've dealt with it. --GreenReaper(talk) 01:21, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Remove my page[edit]

I'm done with it. I have tried again and again to get the page the way I want it, even to the point where I forwarded the page to my user page so that I could have my age and everything written down.

I'm done. I don't want the page anymore and, because I have the right to TELL YOU TO TAKE IT DOWN, I am now telling you -not asking- telling you to take my page down.

PriestRevan

Since I know you need to ask me on a "verifiable" page, note me (or shout) on FA at www.furaffinity.net/user/PriestRevan.

Goldenzoltan page[edit]

What information was acceptable then? It's all fact. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Whitewolf (talkcontribs) .

Any derogatory or controversial information about real persons must comply with at least the following two criteria: 1). It must have independently verifiable references such as weblinks; 2). There must be a good argument that it is in the public interest of furry fandom that the information be publicized. If the consensus is that it be allowed, it must be presented in a neutral and unbiased manner and should not be any more graphic or detailed than necessary to convey the information (e.g. no "shock value" images).
By the way, the same applies to recent edits to Necco, although I haven't had a chance to review it for unacceptable content. Some of the added/reverted content in Golden Zoltan may be acceptable under these guidelines. --mwalimu 19:28, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
I finally got a chance to revisit Golden Zoltan as well as review Necco. Per the explanation given above, most of the added content is not appropriate for WikiFur (or as we might sometimes say, just because it's true doesn't mean it should be on WikiFur). Although the majority of it was not kept I was able to glean a few useful bits of info from your updates to keep in the articles. If either of them is in the future guilty of similar behavior towards others to the extent that we would be justified in publicizing their activities, it would have to be presented in a more independent, unbiased manner.
And as a personal note, I'm sorry to hear about the problems you were having with others you shared your home with. I hope things have been better for you in your relationships and your living situation since then. --mwalimu 04:38, 29 June 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for your help[edit]

I see that you cleaned up some article stubs I created, and in the process, you showed me a bit about how to properly format things in Wiki style. Please bear with me as I learn.  :-) I'm working on expanding those original articles a bit now, and hope to be an active member of the WikiFur community at large. --CodyDenton 09:10, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome. Let us know if we can be of any more assistance. --mwalimu 17:35, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

As Higgs said, we appreciate any effort on the part of participants to address vandalism on Wikifur. In a situation such as with the edits to Shimo Fox by an anonymous IP user, we normally start off by assuming that the IP user may be the person the article is about and may wish to be excluded from Wikifur, and we respond using the Personalexclusion template as a first step. --mwalimu 09:16, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Ah, ok. I think what caused me concern was that it was an unexplained blanking, accompanied at the same time by edits to the Pawz FM page that were not consistent with data posted on the official website (see Talk:Pawz FM). Realizing that I'm still new to WikiFur, I tried to explain my rationale in the talk pages so as not to appear capricious or arbitrary; but being new, I may not know the best way to do something. :-) In the case of an anonymous IP user, then, you'd leave the page blanked and post a Personalexclusion template to the talk page for that IP? --CodyDenton 09:27, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
Nevermind, I see what you did, now. It's obviously time for me to get some sleep. Thanks again. --CodyDenton 10:11, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
Actually, reverting both edits was appropriate, so you did fine in that regard. If it's Shimo Fox and he wishes to be excluded, he'll need to contact us by some means where we can be reasonably certain of his identity. Personal exclusion only covers the article about the person and does not extend to other articles on Wikifur that mention them, such as Pawz FM in this case. --mwalimu 17:33, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

An Interesting Observation[edit]

It says a lot about WikiFur's priorities when the Admins allow a guy who imagines there's a shadowy global network of ninjas sneaking into his house at night and secretly damaging his inflatables to carry on with his wacky conspiracy theories without any supporting evidence for half a year in effort to reach "consensus" with him, but valid criticism about WikiFur's lack of a dispute resolution process gets rolled back in less than a week as "soapboxing". Comedy gold! —Xydexx 22:47, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

The Deadly Wolves Page[edit]

Anyway i'm new here on wikfur. Since i've noticed a massive edit war on that page. I though i post my comments on it along with evidence about the band questionable ethics. As well as the creator of that page. My Comments. --Tridragon 20:44, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

Two images[edit]

A little bit ago I was trying to handle a situation where a new user had uploaded an image with a "generic" filename, in this case Example.jpg, for which there was an existing file by the same name, and he apparently had simply replaced the existing image with the new one. What I would like to have done, but couldn't figure out how, was to "fork" both the new and old versions, i.e. to rename the image per the new version, then revert the redirect to point to the old one (which I was also going to rename to something more meaningful than Example.jpg). As far as I was able to determine, the only way to do this was to save one of the versions of the image and re-create it as a new image. Do you know of a better way to do this? Incidentally, it turned out the old version was being referenced by only one user page, and the overwritten version of the image was uploaded more recently and by a different user, and therefore was probably not the one intended by the userpage author, so it is now effectively a deleted image, though in actuality it still lives on in the version history of the renamed image. --mwalimu 16:52, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

I do not believe there is a way to do image forking in MediaWiki. The best solution is probably to upload the new image to a separate page, revert the old image, delete the revision of the new image that is on the old image page and then move that to a better filename. --GreenReaper(talk) 16:57, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

File:MFF2008_Furpile.JPG[edit]

Hello! You used the {{Limited_license}} template on this media file, but left out necessary information. Please insert the name of the artist/author, the license, and the specific terms into the template reference (i.e., {{Limited_license|artist|license|specific limitations}}). Alternatively, you can review the list of license templates at Wikifur:Templates/Image_Page_Templates and select a more appropriate one. Thanks! --GingerM (Leave me a message) 03:45, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

What is missing that you need? I personally took the photograph. --mwalimu 05:30, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Re: What links here[edit]

D'oh! *facehoof* Yeah, thanks, I should have thought of that. Equivamp 17:14, 3 June 2011 (EDT)

Re: User Xmich[edit]

That's fine; I been losing my fear of "jumping the gun" lately anyhow. Equivamp - talk 10:11, 14 March 2013 (EDT)

RE: Personal Exclusion[edit]

What needs to happen to begin the process? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 97.80.121.7 (talkcontribs)

Looks like Spirou handled it. --mwalimu 09:40, 23 March 2014 (EDT)

RE:spammer[edit]

No problem, see you around the wiki. Interstellar Shipping & Trading Co. 17:28, 28 March 2014 (EDT)