Hello, MJL, an Walcome til the Wikipedie!
Guid tae see ye. Some gibbles ye'll find uissfu:

  • Gin ye are interestit in writin airticles we bid ye hae a read o wir page anent writin Scots. Ye micht aiblins find thir dictionars helpfu.
  • For tae caw the crack anent the technical wirkins o the Wikipedie, gang til the Mercat Cross.
  • Bi gaun throu the Commontie Yett ye'll can find aw kynd o wittins adae wi uisin an eikin til the Wikipedie.
  • For tae hae a sey shottie, veesit oor Saundpit.

Dinna haud yer wheesht, haud yer ain!MJLTauk 22:40, 23 Juin 2019 (UTC)

Thank yeEedit

Thanks fur yer message an am glad ye liked mah Charles W Gray page ! Jamie Stuart 11 (tauk) 21:32, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

@Jamie Stuart 11: O coorse!! :D –MJLTauk 21:37, 9 August 2019 (UTC)


Congrats on becoming an admin --DannyS712 (tauk) 09:29, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

Childishbeat is creating category pages with no contentEedit

Hi, could you take a look at Special:Contributions/Childishbeat and nuke if appropriate? Thanks. Masumrezarock100 (tauk) 22:42, 22 Dizember 2019 (UTC)

@Masumrezarock100:   Duin Thank you for the heads up (and saving me weeks of cleanup if I didn't notice). I've never actually had to do that before. I gave them a warning, so they will be blocked if they make anymore empty categories. –MJLTauk 22:49, 22 Dizember 2019 (UTC)
Weird case. They seem to have good contributions on enwiki. Masumrezarock100 (tauk) 22:55, 22 Dizember 2019 (UTC)
@Masumrezarock100: They recently did the same thing on enwiki as well, but not in such a massive way. However, on simplewiki, it's the same story as here.  MJLTauk 23:04, 22 Dizember 2019 (UTC)


Thanks for the message on my page. Regards the Trotsky edits I made, most of that is common knowledge. So once I get the hang of editing Wiki and using Scots, I'll get the info back up there. For me it reads like hagiography. And an outline of the ideological differences is essential. Goniga (tauk) 09:49, 28 Dizember 2019 (UTC)

@Goniga: I want you to know I fully support your editing here. It was a really difficult decision whether I should remove that content because the Scots was really solid. I don't want people to ever feel welcomed here, but I'm also trying to improve verifiability on Scotts Wikipedia (a lot of stuff is unsourced).
If you would like improve our coverage of socialist issues, I highly recommend starting by translating works like Voltairine de Cleyre into Scots. It'll give you a better sense of what good articles look more like. Kindest regards, –MJLTauk 15:47, 28 Dizember 2019 (UTC)

Category:Candidates for speedy deletion needs attentionEedit

Hi, could you empty the category? Some pages are even listed there for more than 7 days. Masumrezarock100 (tauk) 13:16, 17 Januar 2020 (UTC)

@Masumrezarock100:   Duin Thank you for letting me know! :D –MJLTauk 14:55, 17 Januar 2020 (UTC)

please remember to link new pages to their Wikidata itemsEedit

I see you forgot to do that for Category:20t-century Austrick fowk. Sincerely, --Sije (tauk) 21:39, 29 Januar 2020 (UTC)

@Sije: Yeah, I get lazy sometimes. Sorry about that! –MJLTauk 00:00, 6 Februar 2020 (UTC)

note re rightsEedit

Hi. could you please grant me user rights here at this wiki? eg, rollback, etc? I have over ten years experience at editing wikipedia. --Sm8900 (tauk) 23:39, 5 Februar 2020 (UTC)

@Sm8900: I appreciate your enthusiasm for contributing to this wiki!
However, I must sadly inform you that we only four user rights on Sco.wiki: rollbacker, autopatroller, IP block exempt, and bot uiser.
I'm pretty selective about who I grant autopatroller unless a person has demonstrated proficiency in both MediaWiki and Scots. I suppose I could grant you rollbacker, but are you sure you really need it? You don't have it on enwiki, so I have to ask. –MJLTauk 00:00, 6 Februar 2020 (UTC)
thanks! actually you;re correct, I don't need it. I was unclear as to what it actually meant. no problem, tthat's fine. I've been looking around, and really enjoying this wiki. thanks!!--Sm8900 (tauk) 01:46, 6 Februar 2020 (UTC)

About Nitin_PatkarEedit

I found this article while going through RC. A SWMT member had tagged it for deletion because it looked like "spam". It doesn't look like spammy to me, but the subject doesn't appear to be notable. At least I couldn't find any reliable and independent source when doing a quick BEFORE. So I was wondering if Scottish Wikipedia has any criteria for speedy deletion like A7. Regardless I tagged it for speedy deletion. If it doesn't meet any of the criteria for speedy deletion, could you tell me show me how to nominate it for AFD? Does scowiki have such process of deletion? Masumrezarock100 (tauk) 00:07, 9 Februar 2020 (UTC)

Looks like the subject himself is directly editing the article. Masumrezarock100 (tauk) 13:05, 11 Februar 2020 (UTC)

@Masumrezarock100: Woops, I didn't respond to your last message. To be honest, I have no clue what to do in a borderline case like this.
@AmaryllisGardener: Could I just delete the page if it isn't notable? What do?
In the meantime, I have semi-protected this page. –MJLTauk 17:52, 11 Februar 2020 (UTC)
@MJL: yeah articles like that are obviously not notable and can be deleted. Plus it's in pure English. --AmaryllisGardener talk 18:28, 11 Februar 2020 (UTC)


@MJL, AmaryllisGardener: Just wanted to draw your attention to Consumer_Finance. Looks like a list and not an article, wholly written in English without any source whatsoever. Does it qualify for deletion? Masumrezarock100 (tauk) 00:47, 12 Februar 2020 (UTC)

@Masumrezarock100: Went ahead and deleted it. 100% cross-wiki spam. --AmaryllisGardener talk 04:09, 12 Februar 2020 (UTC)


Hi. Could you block 2602:306:83A9:3D00:A410:72E6:2648:4D5B? Thank you! —Hasley (tauk) 23:25, 16 Februar 2020 (UTC)

@Hasley: Ah, sorry. Seems the range is now globally blocked before I saw this. My apologies for the delay. –MJLTauk 02:33, 17 Februar 2020 (UTC)

Suspect articles...Eedit

Hello MJL,

an IP that otherwise vandalized articles, has also created 2 highly suspicious ones. I let you clean up, please.

Yours, --Hsarrazin (tauk) 12:20, 24 Mairch 2020 (UTC)

@Hsarrazin: Both done by MJL. Miraclepine (tauk) 15:42, 1 Apryle 2020 (UTC)
The IP created two more hoax articles, so you wouldn't mind blocking them? Miraclepine (tauk) 20:23, 1 Apryle 2020 (UTC)

same vandal strikes again (at least same pattern)...Eedit


@Hsarrazin: Yeah, I'm not sure I get what this vandal's thing is for creating hoax bios like this, but I'll have to look into seeing if there is a an obvious pattern I could use to create an edit filter or something. :/ –MJLTauk 14:33, 4 Apryle 2020 (UTC)

Define namespaceEedit

Hi. I've been going through cleaning up after the import. Some updates:

Let me know if there is anything else that I can do to help; I have a tool to easily replace the same text on multiple pages, so moving categories (for example) is pretty simple, but it can do a lot. Hope this helped! --DannyS712 (tauk) 02:25, 27 Apryle 2020 (UTC)

Regarding the voteEedit

Hi there! I have seen you have put that article up for deletion, after it was suggested so at Meta. I didn't take notice of such request; had I known, I would have commented there. I have no problem with it going up for discussion, but it is kind of upsetting it is being made as an act of retaliation, not yours obviously, but Alexis'. And well... hope you are fine, by the way. --Cuatro Remos (tauk) 06:01, 1 Juin 2020 (UTC)

@Cuatro Remos: I saw that you two had a bit of a bad dispute on Commons actually after I agreed to nominate the article. I still figured we could show Alexis our trademarked Scottish hospitality and make the best of it! :D –MJLTauk 06:15, 1 Juin 2020 (UTC)
For the record, it might be best if you retract your comment. Not that it isn't appreciated, but I do so badly want to keep that discussion focused extremely strictly on the article in question (can't allow one user to comment on another user if I plan on not allowing said user to respond in kind, etc.) –MJLTauk 06:15, 1 Juin 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for replying. I can't modify it now, (I'm off for today) so you are authorized to remove whatever you deem necessary to prevent things from getting messy. However, I think it is important to clarify the retaliatory nature of Alexis's report on Meta. Cuatro Remos (tauk) 06:18, 1 Juin 2020 (UTC)
@Cuatro Remos: Thank you yourself! I'll remove it, and then I'll just make sure to note it in my own words. –MJLTauk 06:21, 1 Juin 2020 (UTC)
No problem, I am sure you'll do fine. Thanks again. Cuatro Remos (tauk) 06:26, 1 Juin 2020 (UTC)

I want to make it clear that I am not pending retaliation, I just did an investigation and I must report the irregularity. Is it a matter of retaliation that the article that was created on Scottish Wikipedia was deleted from everywhere? I'm just doing justice, that article should not exist because it was not listed as relevant to anyone. And I will not allow a user to take advantage of the shortage of rules and people in a language to promote themselves. Whoever who are the user ... I will always punish actions, not names. As the saying goes: "only the good one will understand". Alexismata7 (tauk) 09:32, 1 Juin 2020 (UTC)

@Alexismata7 and Cuatro Remos: Let's just all agree to never bring this up again? I've blanked the discussion and the page has been deleted. –MJLTauk 19:44, 1 Juin 2020 (UTC)

MJL, nothing ever happened. Alexismata7 (tauk) 19:48, 1 Juin 2020 (UTC)