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Archives edit

speedy delition edit

How can I, or please can you, delete this erroneously created page: Leptagoniates (excl. Leptagoniates pi)--Haps (talk) 09:02, 3 June 2012 (UTC)Reply

I have deleted it. In the future you can add the template {{delete}} to your page
Thanks!--Haps (talk) 20:55, 4 June 2012 (UTC)Reply

Hello Open2universe. Could you please approve this request? Thanks.--M.Gedawy 15:44, 15 July 2012 (UTC)Reply

done Open2universe | Talk 15:57, 15 July 2012 (UTC)Reply

Request edit

Hello, can you please help out here? Thank you--Bassem18 (talk) 16:33, 6 August 2012 (UTC)Reply

Just a suggestion edit

Since you are a botanist, might I suggest that you might like to contribute to getting all Phytotaxa articles on to Wikispecies, eg. ISSN_1179-3155/2012. If you feel so inclined, the easiest thing to do is to go through the list here copying and pasting all the article titles into each article template (i.e. click on 'reference page' for each article on ISSN_1179-3155/2012, click on edit, and paste the title). Then, you or I can go through them and add the authors last. I have asked a couple of other editors to help out, but they haven't replied, so I assume they are not interested ... Stho002 (talk) 01:14, 3 September 2012 (UTC)Reply

Thanks, it looks useful. I will into it. Open2universe | Talk 18:56, 3 September 2012 (UTC)Reply

Several pending requests edit

Greetings, I hope you don't mind the interuption but there are a couple requests at Wikispecies:Changing username (including mine:-)). Since you seem to be the main active watcher there I thought I would let you know. (Kumioko) 19:39, 19 December 2012 (UTC)Reply

Thanks, they are done now

Aubrey Gordon Nicholls edit

Hello Open2universe, do you have further infos for this page please: Nicholls. Thanks. Orchi (talk) 18:01, 17 January 2013 (UTC)Reply

No, I do not. It may be a mistake, but I will keep looking. Open2universe | Talk 13:50, 18 January 2013 (UTC)Reply
Found it! It was on BEMON BEMON
Dr. Aubrey Gordon Nicholls, (21 Nov.) 1904-1986 (14 July), was a member of the famous Calanus-trio of Marshall (q.v.), Nicholls, and Orr (q.v.). His early work took him between the Plymouth and Millport labs, but before WWII he left for Australia where he continued his fine and numerous taxonomic works on copepods of all kinds. He worked for the Australian and Tasmanian fisheries and retired in Tasmania. His library was left to Monash University, Victoria. He is memorialized by the names of 11 copepod species [Eucyclops nichollsi Brehm, 1950, Amphiascoides nichollsi Lang, 1965, Leptastacus nichollsi Krishnaswamy, 1951, Peltidium nichollsi Geddes, 1968, Parapeltidium nichollsi Ummerkutty, 1970, Entomopsyllus nichollsi McKinnon, 1988 ]. (Dr. D. Damkaer kindly provided this information).
...thanks. Greetings. Orchi (talk) 14:14, 18 January 2013 (UTC)Reply

Pinof edit

Merci pour ton message de bienvenue. --Pinof (talk) 18:54, 4 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

Redirects of synonyms edit

Hello Open2universe, perhaps you are interested in a tool script by User:Rillke. You can read the use in my (bad) english here: User talk:Uleli#Redirects of synonyms. Greetings. Orchi (talk) 14:12, 11 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

Thank you. I will look at it soon. Open2universe | Talk 14:20, 11 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

Username change request edit

Hi! Could you please have a look at the username change requests: Wikispecies:Changing username? Thanks! -- Kontos (talk) 18:07, 5 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

  DoneOpen2universe | Talk 14:24, 7 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

Poaceae edit

Hi. As a contributor to the Poaceae pages, I would like your opinion on the relatively new GrassBase and Grassworld sites. Both report the recent re-circumscription of this family, which has resulted in changes at the generic and species level. There are far fewer of both compared to GRIN the usual secondary reference source used on Wikispecies. In my opinion GrassBase is easier to access at the moment and the sister site WCSP has lots of references for species as well. Thanks. Andyboorman (talk) 09:51, 26 September 2013 (UTC)Reply

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Your comment needed edit

Please, your comment is needed on issues concerning the user Stho002. See here: Wikispecies:Village Pump Mariusm (talk) 16:38, 27 November 2013 (UTC)Reply

Entry edit

Hi Open2universe, can you change please my last SUL-Account Peter Abraham to Pit 14. Thank you...--Peter Abraham (talk) 19:09, 18 March 2014 (UTC)Reply

  Done Selfmade --Pit 14 (talk) 07:35, 19 March 2014 (UTC)Reply
Thanks Open2universe | Talk 20:38, 8 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Certhilauda edit

Thanks for creating Certhilauda. I believe these larks are now Calendulauda, and any update would be useful. JMK (talk) 04:59, 13 July 2014 (UTC)Reply

An important message about renaming users edit

Dear Open2universe,

I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.

As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.

Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.

The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.

Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.

In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.

Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.

Thank you for your time. -- Keegan (WMF) talk 18:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

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Invitation to join the Ten Year Society edit


Dear Open2universe,

I'd like to extend a cordial invitation to you to join the Ten Year Society, an informal group for editors who've been participating in the Wikispecies project for ten years or more.

Best regards,

Dan Koehl (talk) 15:11, 28 September 2015 (UTC)Reply

Request for vote reg use of BASEPAGENAME edit

The previous discussions regarding if we should subst:ing BASEPAGENAME and change all [[BASEPAGENAME]] into [[susbt:BASEPAGENAME]] did not really reach a consensus.

Please vote here on the Village pump!

If you are not sure on your opinion, you can read and join the discussion about the claimed advantages and disadvantages of using BASEPAGENAME

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:29, 11 February 2017 (UTC)Reply

Wikispecies Oversighter edit

Wikispecies has no local Oversighter. Since I had the communitys confidence regarding the previous application for Checkusers rights, as per local Oversight policy on META, I hereby apply to get Oversighters user rights, as a request to the Wikispecies community.

Application is located at Requests for Comment.

Please also note that Oversighter actions are logged, but for privacy reasons the logs are only visible to other Oversighters. Because of this, Wikispecies must always have no fewer than two oversighters, for mutual accountability. I don't want to suggest anyone, but hope that someone feel inspired and will step forward and also apply for oversighters rights.

Dan Koehl through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:01, 3 March 2017 (UTC)Reply

Oversight nomination edit

Please refer to Wikispecies:Oversighters/Requests/Koavf for a second Oversight nomination. Note that we must have at least two Oversigthers in order for anyone to have these user rights. All feedback is welcome. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:50, 3 March 2017 (UTC)Reply

De-adminship warning edit

Dear Open2universe. I am writing to inform you that you are in danger of losing your adminship on Wikispecies because of inactivity.

If you want to keep your adminship, you need both to sign at Wikispecies:Administrators/Inactivity Section within 30 days of today's date, and also to make at least five further admin actions in the following six months. Anyone who does not do so will automatically lose administrator rights.

You can read the de-admin policy at Wikispecies:Administrators/Admin Review.

Thank you. Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 21:26, 4 March 2017 (UTC)Reply

As per the Admin Review Policy a request to the Stewards has been made (here) to remove your admin and bureaucrat user rights. Many thanks for the time you put into Wikispecies and we hope you may have time to coninue in the future. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 17:50, 1 June 2017 (UTC)Reply
The Stewards have removed your advance3d user rights. If you would like to continue with Wikispecies in the future your input would be welcome. Thank you. Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 22:47, 1 June 2017 (UTC)Reply