User talk:Quackor

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No content in Category:Unassessed-Class Faroe Islands articles[edit]

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OK, I do not mind. uackor 15:01, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Jim Gillespie (disambiguation)[edit]

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The article Jim Gillespie (disambiguation) has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

This is a disambig page for two terms (three is the minimum for a disambig page). I've already put hatnotes on the two relevant pages, so this can safely be deleted.

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

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Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{dated prod}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. The speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. DitzyNizzy (aka Jess)|(talk to me)|(What I've done) 22:57, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

That is fine, delete it. uackor 11:56, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

Ban on fo.wikipedia[edit]

Hi Quackor. User:Niceley banned me on fo.wikipedia for "inserting false information". However, I gave a source for my information on the talk page and he did not even address my argument before reverting. I am an experienced user and bureaucrat on is.wikipedia and I take this to be an abuse of his powers. I am requesting that you lift the ban. --Cessator (talk) 22:14, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

The relevant talk page is here. --Cessator (talk) 22:33, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
Hi Cessator, I agree that this was a prompt block. I am not to found of some of the methods Niceley uses, but he is an active user on the faroese wikipedia and there is a lack of those. I have unblocked you on the faroese Wikipedia and will leave a comment on the talk page. Best regards uackor 00:39, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks Quackor. However, I am still blocked. I don't understand why becuase according to this I was unblocked, but when I try to reply on the discussion page I get a message saying that my IP address has been automatically blocked because it was used by another user, who was blocked by Niceley. ... Start of block: 17. jan 2010 kl. 00:25. Expiry of block: 18. jan 2010 kl. 00:25. Intended blockee: Cessator (talk) 01:33, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
Your IP is now unblocked. uackor 09:39, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
Cool. Still blocked though. Now it says: Start of block: 16. jan 2010 kl. 22:18. Expiry of block: 17. jan 2010 kl. 22:18. Intended blockee: Cessator (talk) 15:24, 17 January 2010 (UTC)


Hi, My name is Ruby Pratka. I'm a reporter for a small Canadian newsmagazine called the Rostrum, and I'm doing an article on how the internet impacts small languages. I wanted to ask you a couple things (and it would be good to have your real name as well). If you'd rather, you can email me at

How did you get the Faroese version up on Wikipedia? What are the steps to developing a new language version?

When did Faroese Wikipedia start?

Out of curiosity, what was the first article?

Where did the demand for a Faroese Wikipedia version come from?

Why have you been passionate about getting Faroese Wikipeda?

To the best of your knowledge, how many people speak Faroese?

Do you consider Faroese a threatened language?

How close are Faroese and Danish?

In the late 90s a French linguist said that within 60 years even a language so well established as his own would be gone-- "the internet will see to that." How true (or untrue) is this?

Do you think sites like Facebook and Wikipedia are helping or hurting smaller languages? Why?


Ruby Pratka aka mllemarguerite Mllemarguerite (talk) 04:57, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Sure, I have sent you an email. br. uackor 12:52, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Island of the Faroe Islands[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Island of the Faroe Islands has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 17:46, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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  1. Jim Gillespie - Find sources: Google (books · news · newspapers · scholar · free images · WP refs· FENS · JSTOR · NYT · TWL

Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 06:13, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference[edit]

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I would like a translation of the phrase "There is no meaning." in Faroese. I am trying to translate the nihilism page into Faroese. Is "Tað er eingin merking." correct? Derunlrw (talk) 22:49, 11 July 2012 (UTC)Derunlrw

Your inactive bureaucrat and sysop flags at fo.wiktionary[edit]

Hello. Are you still interested in being a bureaucrat and a sysop at fo.wiktionary? You have been inactive there after 2010-09-07 and everywhere after 2011-10-16.--Jusjih (talk) 19:33, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

I guess not. I lost interest after being the only maintenance contributor for a long time. uackor 14:37, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

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Translation Request for Faroese[edit]

Hello Quackor. My name is Gnosis from Persian Wikipedia. I was hoping if you could help with creating article Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Faroese language. Many Thanks! --Gnosis (talk) 15:01, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic)[edit]

Hi. I was wondering if you would be interested in contributing articles to Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic)? It needs contributors to increase diversity of content from different countries and bring about large scale improvements. The idea at some point will be to host a National Contest related to your country of interest. Thanks. --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:14, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Europe 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

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