User talk:Herbythyme/Arc8

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Welcome back[edit]

Welcome back Herby! It is nice to see you around again, and you have definitively been missed! Snowolf How can I help? 16:20, 19 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

thanks - it is nice to see some of the friendly folk are still around :) --Herby talk thyme 16:32, 19 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Welcome back!! :D Trijnsteltalk 16:38, 19 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Maybe, maybe not - who knows ;) --Herby talk thyme 16:40, 19 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Back or not, it's always a pleasure to see you again :) -- M\A 19:10, 20 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Face-smile.svg Lotje (talk) 05:51, 4 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sysop flag[edit]

Per request, also seconded by other valuable fellow bureaucrats, I have restored your sysop flag, and here is also my very warm "welcome back"!

--M/ (talk) 14:25, 24 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Many thanks M7 - good to see you around still. Now I just need something to delete or someone to block... ;-) --Herby talk thyme 15:10, 24 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am sure there will be no shortage of either. Thank you! --Nemo 15:23, 24 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
*hugs* - Welcome back home Face-smile.svg -- M\A 16:15, 24 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Probably I have to say Nice to meet you (I joined here after you left), but welcome back with the mop! — Revi 16:23, 24 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks again (& to -revi - I've seen you around :-) --Herby talk thyme 17:11, 24 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh, where? I only saw you in the archives until I saw you on WM:RFH few days ago :O — Revi 17:01, 26 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Commons I think :) --Herby talk thyme 17:27, 26 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Herby! Why did you revert my changes at ? I provided a better dataset for User:Magnus Manske to load, is there something wrong with that? PS: I wrote that section, and I edited it --Vladimir Alexiev (talk) 04:55, 27 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Valdimir - apologies if I am wrong however on talk pages we do not remove content other than to archive it so that it remains avilable for other to see. I guess to me you should add your new section - maybe strikethrough the old? Best --Herby talk thyme 08:48, 27 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok, got it. But don't understand why we need to leave obsolete content in. Anyway, I added the query back in. Cheers!
It will get archived in due course. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 13:29, 28 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RE: Thanks[edit]

No problem. Expanding Commons for everyone's benefit is a pleasure. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 20:20, 5 May 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Nice to see you around again. It inspires me peace and tranquility :-) Best regards. -- MarcoAurelio 15:04, 6 May 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks but gone again soon...! --Herby talk thyme 15:33, 6 May 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Can you please restore File:Popedotting4.gif on Meta? Some background information:

Also, what's the difference between Popedotting3.gif and Popedotting4.gif? --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 21:13, 6 May 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Restored popedotting4 for now and will look at the others later today. Feel free to let me know what you want to do about any of them. Regards --Herby talk thyme 07:08, 8 May 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 12:31, 8 May 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

On the subject of the differences between number 3 and number 4 close to sod all. 3 does not have the bars annotated with numbers and lacks the words (bottom right) "request per second on". Let me know what else you need me to do. Best --Herby talk thyme 15:56, 8 May 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Welcome back :-)[edit]

Hi. Saw your deletion on recent changes and I'm here to just say 'hi' and expect that you're doing ok. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 15:41, 21 July 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Block vandal[edit]

Hi, please can you block RAHOWAH's Witness thanks.--Syum90 (talk) 14:41, 8 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done - no problem and thanks for the help :) --Herby talk thyme 14:42, 8 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
... and locked, and keys thrown to the sea. Thanks both. —MarcoAurelio 14:44, 8 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi, sorry for the confusion (if I caused any). Tropicalkitty (talk) 06:34, 12 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Not you - me - far too early for brain to function correctly :) --Herby talk thyme 06:35, 12 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Of course, I did make that deletion tag error earlier and a couple other faults. :( Tropicalkitty (talk) 06:41, 12 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi! FYI I'm requesting and working on the patch to undo a change you requested some ages ago. It'd be good if you could give me your opinion, but since ipblock-exempt permissions can since some time be added and removed by all administrators at all projects I think that the current configuration at Meta is a bit redundant. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 14:00, 28 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hum - can't honestly remember anything about it but I'll look as soon as I have the time. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 14:38, 28 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Service: New "right" required - IPblock exempt. Now that the permission can be added and removed by sysops on all wikis to all users I felt that the current config was kind of redundant since noone can be a 'crat here without being an admin, and the chances of being a CU here without being an admin are close to 0. If you think this requires discussion I will of course drop a note at the appropriate place :-) Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 15:24, 28 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes that is fine with me - that was a long time ago... --Herby talk thyme 10:12, 29 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi! I saw your user page and some sysop actions and wondered about your global user account. See some BiDirectionality tests and test links at the iser page of בײַ מיר ביסטו שיין.
I was not able to fix w:fa:user:Herbythyme/Arc8 with the following coded:

<center><span dir= "ltr" >I am [[m:User:Herbythyme]] and I have global rights both [[m:Global rollback|rollback]] and [[m:Global sysops|sysop]].  If you have any queries about my actions it may be best to contact me on my [[m:User talk:Herbythyme|Meta talk page]], thanks.</span></center>

I assume that you protected that page and can make the change yourself.
Are you using irc? I am either "gangleri|back" or "ganglery|away" at #kavehoyz. Or can you skype? My nickname is "irelgnag". Hope to get in touch with you. Best regards Gangleri (original nickname) aka /lɛʁi ʁɑjnhɑʁt/ (leri raynhart)

‫·‏לערי ריינהארט‏·‏T‏·‏m‏:‏Th‏·‏T‏·‏email me‏·‏‬ 22:37, 30 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I had no idea that the page was protected - no memory of doing so however I've not had global rights for a couple of years now so there is nothing I can do about it I'm afraid. --Herby talk thyme 07:24, 31 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That page was not, and never was protected as far as I can see. Maybe an abusefilter was triggered. Maybe Herby, you may be interested in using Synchbot to delete your old userpages crosswiki (in light of mw:Extension:GlobalUserPage) as well old Javascript/CSS local pages (in light of mw:Extension:GlobalCssJs). Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 10:28, 31 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Commons filter[edit]

FWIW I have written c:Special:AbuseFilter/147 — monitoring only at this stage — to try to capture that garbage. Cannot say that I will be overly monitoring, but will try to keep an eye on it. Prod me if I need to look more closely, or feel welcome to turn it up to prevent.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:02, 21 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks - I've turned it up. That said I still think the best way to deal with such folk is too ignore them. They will get bored eventually... --Herby talk thyme 15:12, 22 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Herbythyme! Should I submit my suggestion on Phabricator instead? Or elsewhere? Regards --SelfishSeahorse (talk) 16:38, 15 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's quite hard for me to understand what you are actually suggesting so I am unable to help I'm afraid. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 14:20, 16 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No problem. Thank you anyway! I'll try to rephrase my suggestion. --SelfishSeahorse (talk) 12:15, 17 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Translation of Message[edit]

Title: "About Cekli829" Message: "Hello 6AND5 jan, if this user elect steward, what your option, what will be. (considering to Armenian Wikiprojects and users.)". --Vadgt (talk) 09:32, 26 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry I do not understand your question - my edit was a mistake. --Herby talk thyme 11:06, 26 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sign on Wikibooks[edit]

About 9 years ago you edited the book "Using Ubuntu Linux" but still has not signed on its credits page. I request you to sign there. ഏത്തപഴം (talk) 10:44, 8 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My only edit on that book will have been to revert vandalism. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 12:19, 8 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Herby. Glad to see you back & hope that you're doing well. I wonder if you could please log-in to Phabricator via OAuth so the tasks you've filled in the old bugzilla could be imported over there and worked upon? Thank you! With best regards, —MarcoAurelio 11:39, 14 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry - I'll get to this soon I hope. Busy at present. --Herby talk thyme 10:19, 20 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sure, no problem - Help page is here fwiw. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 21:59, 20 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Could you please undelete my former deleted user page? TIA @ greetings from Germany. --Matthiasb (talk) 21:33, 30 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No problem - done. Best --Herby talk thyme 12:18, 31 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Merry Christmas and happy new year[edit]

Hi. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year 2017. My best wishes for this dates and the future for you and your loved ones. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 20:01, 21 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks - best wishes to you too. --Herby talk thyme 13:40, 22 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Removed page[edit]

Thank you for removing the temporary list I created here, ecause for some time I was using a WiFi-connection with no access to Dutch ;anguage Wikipedia. Happy New Year, Herbythyme! Keep up the good work! Kind regards from Amsterdam,  Klaas `Z4␟` V:  13:30, 31 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merry Christmas[edit]

Hello Herbythyme. Long time no see! Hope that this message find you well. Saw you on RecentChanges doing a good job, as always, and though I should pass by and say hi; and also, given the dates, let me please wish you a very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. May God bring you peace, health and happiness to you all. Also, I wish you a happy new 2018 year. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 08:25, 1 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks MA - appreciated. I've been away for a while including visiting a lovely country which I think you know ;-).
Very best wishes to you too both for Christmas and 2018 - let's hope it is a good year for as many people as possible. Regards of course --Herby talk thyme 11:31, 1 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Herby. I understand that you deleted this category, based on the discussion. But have you realised it's still full of pages? Shouldn't we first get rid of that? Or are you deleting those too now? Trijnsteltalk 14:46, 30 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I guess the template should be edited to ensure there are no further additions (if it hasn't been). Not sure I'm bothered by a redlink category on pages most people won't look at? --Herby talk thyme 14:52, 30 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm not sure that template has been edited... and I'm not bothered by this either, but it should be fixed nevertheless ihmo. Trijnsteltalk 15:32, 30 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I see the template has been editted already. Thanks for that. I'd go with deleting those pages altogether instead of just removing the category. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:49, 1 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Company accounts[edit]

Hello. I’ve come across a few accounts which have obvious company names and some of them have been blocked elsewhere but they haven’t done any edits at Meta. I thought it might be useful to keep a list of them but wanted your advice about whether there is a page where I should/could list them. I didn’t come across them last week because they don’t have user pages. Cheers. Green Giant (talk) 19:49, 19 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

With apologies@Green Giant:, you posted this the day after I went away for a while. Back again now on and off - do you still need any further info? Cheers --Herby talk thyme 12:45, 13 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No problem, it wasn’t an urgent issue. I hope all is well with you. I just wondered if anything needs to be done about these accounts, because most of them seem to have visited Meta but not edited. I’m guessing I can just keep a list in my userspace for future reference. Green Giant (talk) 13:12, 13 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ooo nice list :). The surprise I guess is that it is quite short! Anyway - now you are one of the "gods" you can do what you like with them...
There was a time when, if an account was blocked on more than one wiki, it would be globally locked without much concern. That said I saw a few locks recently where only one wiki was abused so times change.
Personally I am completely intolerant of any abuse of Wikimedia projects so I might be rather stringent but that is probably why I tend to sink rather than rise.
Certainly worth watching/adding to. If any other thoughts strike me I'll drop you a further note anyway.
Good luck with the new toys. Cheers --Herby talk thyme 14:37, 13 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

.club & .space[edit]

Set up a local checker Special:Abusefilter/162 to scope what is happening. Chucked together for now, will refine as we go.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:22, 15 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]