User talk:Philippe

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Please note that you are not eligible to vote in this year's steward elections. Vogone talk 10:58, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Ha. I'm amused. --Philippe (talk) 11:04, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
Seems like you are poked to raise your activity levels :P Matanya (talk) 11:07, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
I have disputed this ruling. The eligibility rules clearly talk about a person, not a globally unified account, the person meets the eligibility criteria, and in this situation it is evident that it is the same person.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:06, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, billinghurst. I wasn't gonna raise a fuss, but it does seem a little... rules-monger-y. (No offense to Vogone, who is absolutely doing the right thing in notifying me and following the rules.) --Philippe (talk) 15:25, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi Philippe, with this account you don't fulfill the requirement of having made 50 edits between August 2013 and Jan 2014, however you do with the account User:Philippe (WMF) and the election committee has just determined that it's no problem to count both accounts together since they both clearly belong to the same person. (Alternatively you can also vote with that account directly of course, though please not on the same candidatures ;) ) --MF-W 23:22, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

@MF-Warburg: User:Secretalt and User:Secret are the same, but the former did not have enough votes and was thus disqualified; could the same be applied here too? --Rschen7754 00:56, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
For confirmation, see [1]. --Rschen7754 01:03, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
Yep, I'm already looking into that. --MF-W 11:21, 12 February 2014 (UTC)


For everything. And together with Maggie & probably many more I will miss you. But good to see you won't leave us. :-) Take care. Trijnsteltalk 13:27, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

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Billinghurst "Order of the Bench"™[edit]

Garden scene on a rural property, Victoria.jpeg Benches: Perfect to sit and reflect upon a job well done
While life's path is full of doggy-do, it is the park benches that we get to appreciate what surrounds us. From your time in the park of Wikimedia, you leave this place being a manufacturer of park benches of quality and sustainability. When you walk out of the of park you can look back and see those benches, populated and enjoyed! That is a legacy.

You will always be welcome to come and sit on my bench.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:32, 20 February 2016 (UTC) (awarded to departing staff and volunteers who have made this a better place)

Thanks, Billinghurst, you made my day.  :) --Philippe (talk) 00:07, 21 February 2016 (UTC)