Someone has deleted my user & talk pages
Hi there, I have not been able to discover where to report this problem, so please would you point me in the right direction ? I have been registered on Wikipedia for a couple of years. For no apparent reason, my user & talk pages have completely disappeared. Who do I ask for help, and how do I discover if this is a technical problem or vandalism ? Thanks for any help you can give. (I will have to return to this page for your answer.) Darkman101 05:12, 19 August 2011 (UTC)
- Hello! I think your userpages are still there, but they are on the English Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Darkman101. This site that we're on now is meta.wikimedia.org, also called meta-wiki. It is not Wikipedia, but a different site which is used to coordinate around all of the different language versions. Let me know if this is right, or if you have any other questions. Staeiou 05:24, 19 August 2011 (UTC)
Hi again, yes, you are right, they are still there ! It seems I came to meta-wiki by clicking on a Wikipedia link, and noticed that my username and talk at the top of the page had browned out, and appeared to have disappeared. Just a little confusing, as I did not realise there were different wiki systems, rather than just one big one. Many thanks for helping me find my way home ! Darkman101 05:39, 19 August 2011 (UTC)
Your continued help is needed
Hi. Based partly on the research you provided, we are working towards solutions for New Page Patrol coupled with new user retention. These matters are now critical and need urgent attention. I have made a request HERE for a bit more data. Anything you can do to help would be much appreciated. Thanks. --Kudpung 23:37, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
The original table was published at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:The_Speed_of_Speedy_Deletions, Sub-section: Speedy deletions. The data is required to demonstrate:
- Any decline/increase in the creation of new articles in the sample period
- Any decline/increase in the deletion of new articles in the sample period
- Deletion of new articles expressed as percentages of creations of new articles, by quarter year over the sample period
- Data required: All columns in the original table 'Speedy deletions'
- Sample period: August 2009 through August 2011
- Sample users: ALL users in the period
Graphs required: For the sample period by quarter year, curves for:
- New articles created
- Total CSD deletions
The research at new page patroller workload providfed some interesting discussion that hlped towards identifying areas of concern, but somehow it got interpreted that patrolles are suffering from stress, overload, or burn-out, where nothing of that kind was reported or demonstrated by any research. A user from en.Wiki has prepared performance details on individual patrollers.
I unfortunately know nothing about the technical methods of extraction and extrapolation of data, so anything you, or the person who prepared the original table can do would be much appreciated, I don't need this overnight, but it would be good to be able to report at a meeting this week that something is underway.
Many thanks for you help in advance. Don't hesitate to ask me for any more info that I can provide.You can contact me at en:User talk:Kudpung, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by chat live per Skype video at Kudpung1
--Kudpung 15:44, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
Watch The Wire
Popular articles are like corners now. People go to war over them. New users showing up trying to make changes are instantly swatted down and put in their place and treated like crap. Ten years ago Wikipedia was virgin territory. All the corners were open. It's supply and demand combined with the anonymity of the internet making people assholes. 18.104.22.168 17:37, 28 March 2012 (UTC)