User talk:Pigsonthewing

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Draw a line[edit]

Andy Let us please draw a line under the unpleasantness associated with the blocking of Mariusm. Many of us still have bad memories associated with Mr Thorpe and the way he treated fellow editors. I for one tend to err on the side of courtesy when it comes to blocking editors and go to the talk page. Unless, of course it is vandalism, spam and the like. Regards Andyboorman (talk) 20:21, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

@Andyboorman: You may wish to address your comment to the person who posted these accusations and falsehoods:

  • revenge for not supporting him
  • aim in this block is only to harass and humiliate me
  • he can't be trusted
  • haven't [sic] made a single taxonomic edit here
  • only seeking the thrill of power
  • isn't interested in taxonomy at all
  • indiscriminate exercise of authority
  • accusation based on false facts
  • petty enmities

In case you're still not clear about what's going on, that wasn't me. As for "go to the talk page", you will notice I did so, immediately after, as I pointed out to you a short while ago, "blocking an unauthorised bot, which was running at 50+ edits per minute". Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 21:13, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Maybe some of the "accusations" were a bitter pill to swallow but they are taken out of context, and strung together, they don't reflect the true sentiment in my posts. I didn't really mind being blocked except that it interrupted my editing process. You can go ahead and block me again based on my foul mouth or drive me out of WS by other means, it will not be a big deal for me. My motto is don't make a big deal out of nothing and we're not running here states or empires. All in all it's just a small wiki that nobody else except us gives a damn about. So lets keep all this in the right perspective. Mariusm (talk) 06:57, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
@Andyboorman: QED. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:06, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

New taxonomic project for me![edit]

Hi Andy, I do not know whether or not you meant it, but your recent use of {{Ampelosicyinae}}as an example of an used template has thrown up a possible new project for me! Cucurbitaceae has undergone a recent update and so I should edit the subfamilies and tribes as a matter of urgency. I do not know whether or not to say thanks. There are a lot of problems with older classifications lurking in the background that will need resolving as well. Oh well keeps me off the streets so to speak. Cheers Andyboorman (talk) 11:26, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

Fetching cross wiki data using magic words[edit]

Hello Andy. Do you know whether it is possible to use magic words such as {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} and {{NUMBEROFUSERS}} to fetch data from our Wikimedia sister projects? Perhaps with the use of parameters or by embedding them in {{fullurl: … }} (or similar) in some weird way? All the best, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 00:19, 27 June 2017 (UTC).

@Tommy Kronkvist: My reading of en:Help:Magic_words and mw:Help:Magic words suggests not, but try asking on the latter's talk page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:01, 27 June 2017 (UTC)