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Hi and be welcome! -jkb- (talk) 03:58, 31 March 2017 (JST)

provisory scriptorium


I created a provisory page for the community talk - see User talk:-jkb-/Temporary Scriptorium, regards -jkb- (talk) 16:32, 31 March 2017 (JST) - - - P.S. I don't want to present it in the sidebar now, so pls note this for you.

Restore Feedback

Hi Koavf, Welcome. I'm helping get the server restored. If you see anything that is missing or not working as expected, please let me know. Thanks! --Jeffmcneill (talk) 23:51, 31 March 2017 (JST)

Wikilivres Status Update

Hi Koavf. There is a new status update available. It includes info on the restore, and the domain name. --Jeffmcneill (talk) 01:36, 2 April 2017 (UTC) domain now status

I have mantion you in this -> discussion about domain now status. It were you who paid the last bill? Can you say someting more? Regards Electron   10:13, 9 April 2017 (UTC)


Hello @Koavf: may we include you again in the Wikilivres' administrators? --Zephyrus (talk) 15:34, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Yes please! Koavf (talk) 05:56, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
Hi @Koavf:, @Zephyrus: I've added the Admin rights. --Jeffmcneill (talk) 13:59, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Koavf, will this broom fit?
traditional broom
--Zephyrus (talk) 15:35, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Paypal and Domain Registration

Hi @Koavf:, we have contributions from three of our users for the *new* domain name (which we no longer currently need). I think that should go to you as partial payment for the two years of you paid for. That way there is a sharing of that cost. If you agree, please let me know your paypal address and I will forward. Thanks! --Jeffmcneill (talk) 07:43, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

@Jeffmcneill: That's very honorable of you but not necessary. I'm actually discussing with the host now--this is the first time they've responded to me. (Ray owned several domains and a different one is up for renewal soon.) Let me see if we can sort out this domain once and for all. I haven't been active here because I've been busy in meatspace. Koavf (talk) 00:53, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

The bureaucrat & staff rights


OK. I've added you the bureaucrat & staff rights. The staff rigths add only the access to Special:SpamRegex on this wiki, nothing more.

I have no possibility to switch the checkuser user rights on. I suppose only Sysadmin can do it.

Welcome on the board again :) Electron   10:16, 5 January 2018 (UTC)

Rama being welcomed back to Ayodhya. also shown him flying in the Pushpak Vimana, the celestial flying machine.

A "celestial flying machine" ought to suit your kind of work don't you think so? ;-) --Zephyrus (talk) 20:43, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

@Zephyrus: Beautiful. Thank you. Koavf (talk) 11:03, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

The new server means that various things are different:

  • There is a moderation extension to allow open registration. Because it is a single point of spam protection, pages do not need to protected, users should not be blocked, IP ranges are not blocked (including TOR and proxies), and spamregex is no longer a thing.
  • The staff user-right now does a whole bunch of stuff, all of which is included in either admin or crat except for being able to lock the database in emergency (Scram!!! on the sidebar). Both staff members also have access to the server backend in case of technical errors.
  • The checkuser extension is disabled in the backend so doesn't work by design, it can be switched on in case of emergency.
  • New users become autoconfirmed in 10 minutes and 1 edit, and cannot create pages until this happens. This is to stop a spambot flooding the moderation queue.
  • There are various new extensions, special character support, etc. Everything is slightly updated.

Also a bunch of images have not been imported from the previous server yet. Arthur (talk) 11:56, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Can these images come back? I'm afraid the text would have no meaning at all without them. --Zephyrus (talk) 13:55, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
Is this an acceptable source? --Zephyrus (talk) 16:28, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
Ye it is fine. Me and Arthur are still working on the images, I will be converting these specific ones into a different file format that isn't gif. Gif files don't play well with the thumbnail process. Jl22388 (talk) 17:26, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
Everything is back perfectly: I can't thank you enough! --Zephyrus (talk) 11:08, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Laura Ingalls Wilder


why did you remove this page from our collection of the works of laura ingalls wilder?


@Lx 121 : It was just ALL CAPS SHOUTING with a screenshot of a letter to a newspaper--no source information, no clue that the author is notable, no transcription of the actual text. It was just a mess all around. Koavf (talk) 03:58, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

...perhaps you are not familiar with the author Laura Ingalls Wilder? we have a page & a category for her, she is an extremely notable US author. she wrote the "little House" series of children's books, among other things. she got her start writing material for newspapers & magazines, mostly related to farming. & our website has THE BEST collection of her pd works online. i spent a lot of time working on that.

the material you erased was an EARLY EXAMPLE of her PUBLISHED work, which is not easy to find. & if i recall correctly, it was a column, not a letter. this material is of interest to those who study the works of this author. not to mention schoolchildren with assignments about her.

please restore the material (page & image). & please DO NOT engage in such hap-hazard deletions in the future. especially when you are not familiar with the material, or the scholarship about the author.

this site is a great deal less formal that the wikimedia projects. but there is is a matter of procedure & mutual respect, in deleting material. if we do not follow that, this community will disintegrate.

& the notation (above the image) was copied from the source (which was CLEARLY indicated in the notation above the image), & was not "all caps". the capitalisation was, if i recall correctly, transcribed exactly as shown in the HEADLINE of the article. the image was of the ORIGINAL ARTICLE as published. & it was not an excessively-large file.


Lx 121 (talk) 01:08, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

here Laura Ingalls Wilder this is her page, with a pretty complete bibliography of the author's known, published works. it took a lot of work making that; compiling & sorting the information, & finding all the material. you will note the redlink that you created on it. please fix it. Lx 121 (talk) 01:11, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
P.S. - if you had studied the information about the author, before acting on this deletion, you would have noticed that the author signed many of her early work as Mrs. A(lmanzo) J(ames) Wilder. using her husband's given names, as was formerly customary in many english-speaking countries. this is CLEARLY SHOWN on the author's information page. (& VERY well-established in the scholarship about this author) i hope that you can understand why i am so unhappy that you did not take the very small amount of time that it would have required to investigate this, before erasing this work. again, respectfully, Lx 121 (talk) 01:21, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

i see that a large number of the image files of the original publication copies of this author's work (magazine columns) are now gone? why were they removed? this material is NOT easily-accessible online & we USED TO BE the best online resource for this author's PD material. it took me a great deal of time & effort to collect it all & upload it here. & i do remember the file sizes were not particularly large. Lx 121 (talk) 01:37, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

@Lx 121: I have a passing familiarity with Laural Ingalls Wilder but I have never read anything she wrote. The author is notable but that page was a huge mess. Please upload the actual text with an appropriate title. I am not responsible for deleting any other files but I can undelete the one you referenced in your first message if you'd like. Koavf (talk) 09:02, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
please do. & respectfully, when you see something i've done, related to an author that i've been working on, & you don't understand why it's there/are not up on that subject or author, could you please review it more carefully & try talking to me before you delete it? because the chances are that i had a good reason for putting it there. Lx 121 (talk) 01:26, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Please note that anything deleted prior to 7 November 2018 is irrecoverable for technical reasons, and that logs only exist from that point on. Arthur (talk) 01:32, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
This was from december. not sure if we lost some (media) files in all the moving around though? Lx 121 (talk) 01:26, 5 March 2019 (UTC)