User talk:Mathewignash

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Hello, I am also known as Mathewignash on Wikipedia. Because they started deleting many fictinal characters from Wikipedia as non-notable, I started copying the deleted ones to WikiAlpha. Mathewignash 15:47, 3 July 2011 (MDT)

Hey Matt, awesome job on all those Transformers articles. Just thought I might ask if you know anyone else on Wikipedia who might be interested in WikiAlpha. If so, maybe you could put in a good word for us and send them this way :). We're trying to expand as fast as possible at the moment. Cheers Richard 17:33, 9 July 2011 (MSD)

I could ask around.Mathewignash 17:35, 9 July 2011 (MSD)

Hi Matt, a fellow friend / collector has allow us to use his pictures here. Only catch is to not remove the watermark. If there's no watermark, inform him then he'll put watermark -

Hi, Matt! I was thinking . . . maybe you could set up a page for your designs! You could link to the tinkercad page, and if need be, I could write some bios for you. TerminusIndustries (talk) 00:54, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

Creative Commons licensing

There's a point that's been made on Wikipedia that it's not legal to take Creative Commons licensed stuff there and describe it as public domain here. The approach some people seem to have taken is to put {{wp-cca}} at the top of such pages. Of course, if you wrote the whole page yourself this isn't necessary. I am just a visitor here and I can't tell you what to do, but it seemed like a fair idea. Wnt (talk) 01:43, 20 July 2011 (MSD)

Most of the articles I copied over are deleted, and the majority of the text is from me, but since they did appear on Wikipedia, and most had at least some contributions by other editors, I will add the tage as requested. Feel free to add that tag to any I miss, if they came from Wikipedia and someone is concerned about them, I have no objection. One problem though is that all the articles I moved over to Wikialpha are NOT in their original form, I've continued to update and edit them. I'm not sure if that needs to me mentioned in your tag. Perhaps say they are simply based on an artcicle originally appearing on Wikipedia?Mathewignash (talk) 03:06, 20 July 2011 (MSD)
I think the text in the tag might be fine-tuned a little, but I can't edit it, and in any case it's not that bad as is. Wnt (talk) 18:21, 21 July 2011 (MSD)

Thanks for the infobox

Thanks for making the infobox. Web (talk) 04:50, 1 August 2011 (MSD)

You're an Administrator

Welcome aboard!Richard (talk) 04:14, 18 August 2011 (MSD)

Congratulations :) Govind (talk) 20:43, 18 August 2011 (MSD)
Thanks both of you. So I can just block User:Robertsmith for being a spambot then? Mathewignash (talk) 03:00, 19 August 2011 (MSD)
Yep, all good. Richard (talk) 03:39, 19 August 2011 (MSD)
Congratulations, Mathew. Web (talk) 06:29, 23 August 2011 (MSD)


Hi Mathew. Thanks for the help on the article and getting the citation template. It's much appreciated. Web (talk) 08:06, 25 August 2011 (MSD)


Hey Matt, just letting you know about the new Save Article feature I've written for WikiAlpha. Feel free to use it whenever you need :) Govind (talk) 03:52, 5 December 2011 (MSK)

Hi Mathew

Hi Mathew. Long time no see. Thanks for keeping things running here. It looks like you may have accidently undid part of a conversation I was having with User:Rich Farmbrough. I asked Rich if he'd come over and help with the template stuff here and he's been gracious enough to help. Anyhoo, I undid your undo. Hope you don't mind. Kind regards. Web (talk) 07:22, 6 June 2012 (MSD)

  • Sorry, sometimes my finger slips on my tablet. Mathewignash (talk) 14:45, 6 June 2012 (MSD)
No problem. I'm really glad you've been keeping things going here. There's some conversations going on over at WikiAlpha:Community portal, if you'd like to join in. Thanks. Web (talk) 15:11, 6 June 2012 (MSD)

Can you delete a page, please?

Hi Mathew. Could you delete Emplate:User 1000/doc for me please? I screwed up and typed "Emplate:User 1000/doc" instead of "Template:User 1000/doc". Thanks for the help. Web (talk) 10:37, 6 June 2012 (MSD)

Thank you. Web (talk) 12:22, 6 June 2012 (MSD)

Question for Mathewignash


Are you around? I might know some people who might like to port some articles here. I'm trying to figure out who's around here to ask about it. Stripes (talk) 20:08, 27 July 2012 (MSD)

Thanks for correcting the section title

Stripes (talk) 01:15, 30 July 2012 (MSD)


Yeah I made it. This is my first time on a wiki so it is all brand new to me.

Uploading images

I just updated an image to Hexatron. I think I have this worked out now


If you haven't made a page for Seraph yet I would like to do it.

Ok, I have set one up but it still needs work. I have to go to work so I can't finish it off yet.


When will be the best time for you to do the podcast? It is currently 19:40 here and I am speaking with CenoKibble and his time is 11:10.

As I said before, the weekend will be the best time for this. Also, Rravage's is interested in doing it so that will make it four which is a good number.

I'm available most of the weekend. I"m in eastern US time, which is GMT -5hrs. What are your time zones? Mathewignash (talk) 10:57, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Deleting transformer articles on Wikipedia

Hi Mathew. Long time no see. I wanted to let you know that the deletionists on Wikipedia are getting ready to delete 400+ transformer articles. Please see this thread on Wikipedia. You may want to use the Special:SaveArticle tool to copy them over here before they're all gone. Kind regards. Web (talk) 02:25, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the Welcome

Hi Mathew, thanks for the welcome. I'm actually the owner and operator of StrategyWiki (my user page), so I know my way around a wiki. But I know that every wiki is different and goes by their own unique set of rules. However, I was wondering if it wouldn't be a bit practical to immitate tfwiki's structure for describing the toys themselves. It seems like people who are interested in 3rd part TFs will almost certainly be familiar with tfwiki's structure, and might find any resemblence a bit more intuitive. Just a thought. Plotor (talk) 04:23, 25 January 2014 (UTC)


Hello Matt. I'm new here, and I was wondering if you could add pics to the new page I started, entitled Sledge? Thanks man. [[User:Mercatorprojection|mercatorprojection. Mercatorprojection (talk) 16:45, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Upcoming Game

Hi Matt, Have a look at an upcoming game about the Transformers. You seem to be good in this area; if you could write an article about it that would be nice. Govind (talk) 01:01, 16 February 2014 (UTC)


Thank you for your help Mathewignash. At the moment am just filling in what info I can find on these lost characters. But I appreciate any help I can get I'm still new at editing and filling out the information on them.


Thank you for filling in the info for Airboy but I prefer to fill in the information from scratch. Still thanks again for your help.

I'm Back

Hey Matt, good to speak to you again. I've been gone awhile, and it seems not much has changed here.

Anywho. Too the point, I wanted to know if one could write a article about a summary of a story (fanfiction in particular). Many thanks MercPro (talk) 12:46, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

The author is me dude. Thanks!MercPro (talk) 13:10, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Have you noticed...

Have you noticed the "save article" feature stopped working a month or two ago? At least it has stopped working for me. It doesn't hang. It returns an empty page. And the page I request transferred does not appear in my contribution list, or in the [[:Deleted:]] name space.

Have you experienced this?

It could be a problem on my end. stopped working for me some time ago, with complaints about trying to pass too many environment variables, or something like that. It works when launched from an incognito page however. Save article doesn't work from incognito pages.

Thanks! Geo Swan (talk) 09:13, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, it hasn't worked for me in a while. Mathewignash (talk) 15:55, 8 August 2015 (UTC)
Sorry about that everyone; it should be working now. Let me know if anyone is still having problems with it. Govind (talk) 04:09, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Server crash on the 3rd November

Hi Matt, I found out the server had a bad crash on 3rd of November. I've just recovered the database, I do not think there was any data loss. I need to move the site to a faster more stable server but I have other pressing commitments, unfortunately. I'm planning to move the site to a replication model (and possibly upgrade MediaWiki to the latest version) sometime in Q1 2016. For reference I've added you on Facebook. That's by far the easiest way for you to contact me if something happens on the server, otherwise I might not learn of it for several days. Cheers Richard (talk)

Dawn of the Predacus

I was not aware of that-I was under the impression that Fun Publications was doing everything this year but would be losing the license after this convention.--OptimusMagnus (talk) 02:57, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

GBWiki content

A condition of GBWiki's CC BY-SA 3.0 license is that remixes must be distributed under the same license as the original. WikiAlpha uses a 'Public Domain' license which is not compatible with CC BY-SA 3.0, so using GBWiki content here isn't actually permissible. Jalaguy (talk) 20:16, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

We are available under the Public Domain, not CC-BY-SA 3.0. It is our current license. CityOfSilver 03:05, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

PWTToo page...

Out of curiosity, why did you revert the edit on the PWTToo page?(TFW2005: HEROBRINE III) TerminusIndustries (talk) 22:23, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Do you have a source for this rumor? I would love to hear it. Thanks. Mathewignash (talk) 01:03, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

Unreleased 3P TF's

What happened to the page? ~Terminus Industries

I created a page about how when you click "random page" it will nearly always go to one of your articles

I don't know if this is considered "self-promotion" and is seen as bad here but here's the page about it:

--Jezza2K (talk) 20:23, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

It probably often comes up a Transformers page written by me because I wrote lots of Transformers pages here. It was one of my first projects when I joined Wikialpha. If you want to change the outcome, feel free to putting years of effort into authoring your own pages for the site until they outnumber my pages. I have tried for a long time to recruit more editors for this site. Have fun! Find a passion and write about it. Mathewignash (talk) 23:00, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

Recently edited articles

Hi Mathew, I just created WikiAlpha:Recently edited articles as a handy alternative to Special:AllPages. Makes recent changes patrolling a lot more efficient.

Thanks for all the hard work you've done too. Proud of how much WikiAlpha has grown! Also, please let Richard know that I'd be happy to make good use of sysop tools so that I can do all the grunt work more efficiently. WritingSnowman (talk) 16:04, 21 August 2021 (UTC)


I see you encountered User:Jimbo already. He or she was vandalizing again today, so I blocked them. Letting you know.

Cheers! Geo Swan (talk) 20:38, 6 February 2022 (UTC)

A heads-up


Mathew, I believe you and I are currently the only active administrators on wikialpha.

You probably noticed the site went down for about at a day, a month or so ago, and went down for five days last week. It is alarming. I looked for your email, to discuss it with you. But I don't have it.

There is another issue I would like to give you a heads-up about.

There is an individual using the ID Imissdisco. He claimed to be the real life Dan Trotta, and he claimed, over on the wikipedia, that the article I wrote on the real life Dan Trotta was an attack on him.

For reasons I can't explain, he managed to convince a bunch of wikipedia administrators I had written an attack page, and I ended up being blocked from wikipedia.

I am convinced it was a fair and neutral article, does not meet the criteria to be a WP:ATTACK page, and no reasonable person would call it an attack. {{Db-spam}} says a page that "serves to threaten or disparage its subject" is subject to speedy deletion. And I think the wikialpha Dan Trotta doesn't do that.

He may appeal to you, at some point, claiming it attacks him. If he does could you please discuss it with me?

Thanks! Geo Swan (talk) 23:02, 18 March 2022 (UTC)

Mathew, I use a couple of different email ids. I post images to the flickr site, using the email [email protected]. I have ported some of those here, and acknowledged that I was the photographer... So that ID, which I don't use very frequently, is not a secret. This site's "email this user" feature isn't working, or, at least, it isn't working for me. I'd like you to have a way to contact me, in an emergency. Email booledozer (at), with "wikialpha" in the subject line, and I will email you back with my everyday email address.
Cheers! Geo Swan (talk) 22:21, 23 October 2022 (UTC)
Oh, you may have noticed I started trying out bitchute yesterday.


Hi Mathew,

I tried to send you an email, but the email function didn't work.

Is there a way for me to reach you by email? Mine is writingsnowman A.T


A heads up

I blocked User:James., the guy who falsely claimed authorization to place a {{db-requested}} on Bitchute.

I thought you might like to know.

While stepping up my game, countering vandalism, I see quite a lot of vandalism has flown under our radar.

Cheers! Geo Swan (talk) 08:24, 24 October 2022 (UTC)

A heads-up

I reverted the article on Facebook to the last version you wrote, in 2019. I also semi-protected it. Geo Swan (talk) 03:22, 7 December 2022 (UTC)

Wikigems - The Free Gemstone Encyclopedia

If you wanna be an admin on my wiki, let me know! --SilvaFoxx (talk) 05:58, 17 May 2023 (UTC)

topic vandal

Good afternoon. I am writing to you regarding this article. It is constantly being amended to smear a person's reputation without any evidence other than the fact that she actually worked at QBF and quit. However, the trial on this case has been held and no one has any claims against Linda except the former partners. We would be very grateful if you would ban this article in its original form, without attacking Linda, as she is very concerned about such unsubstantiated allegations. Please contact me if further clarification is required on our part — Preceding unsigned comment added by Artemy (talkcontribs) 2023-09-19T11:56:34‎

  • She has notrresigned from QBF, She has been convicted and she continue to defraud people
In any case, since you are so sure for her non involvement why don't you post from your main account and instead you hide??
Why she is on the run if she has nothing to be afraid of? Why did she leave overnight by train, avoiding her arrest?
The courts have already convicted her, but let's wait for the next court hearing when we will be allowed to publish all information — Preceding unsigned comment added by IvankaTSQ1 (talkcontribs) 2023-10-12T12:40:02
  • Artemy did not respond there.
They started Mike_Christofi, which I cut down to a stub, because practically everything there was an attack page - the same as they accuse others of doing to fellow Cypriot Linda_Athanasiadou. I have put 3 month blocks on the contributors vandalizing the Linda_Athanasiadou article, and I am going to put a 3 month block on Artemy.
Why three months? Because contributions here are intermittent shorter blocks may pass unnoticed, because they don't log in during that time.
Personal attacks are not explicitly listed in Wikialpha:CSD. Do you think they should be?
Cheers! Geo Swan (talk) 18:46, 12 October 2023 (UTC)

Vandal fighting, and professional courtesy...

User:WritingSnowman noticed User:XXBlackburnXx blanking a lot of articles.

They thought blanking articles looked like vandalism. Initially, I agreed, and blocked XXBlackburnXx. But, when I took a closer look their talk page said they were a wikipedia administrator, and had extended the vandal fighting they were doing there to non-WMF wikis. I agreed that most of the pages they blanked did merit deletion.

So I changed their block to 2 hours (I don't know how to unblock people). I apologized. I welcomed them to bring their vandal fighting energy here.

I also requested they change how they treated pages they thought merited deletion. I asked them to place one of the Wikialpha:CSD tags at the top of the page, leaving the rest of the page as is, and rely on an administrator seeing the tag, and taking the appropriate action.

They haven't done that. They currently blank the page, while putting the {{db-*}} tag that should go on the top in their edit summary. I've made my request a couple of times.

If you have a moment, I would like your input. I believe I was the target of an off-wiki whispering campaign, among some administrators, so, as a result, my name is mud for those administrators. That may be the reason they haven't replied to my requests, and haven't complied with my requests.

Maybe the actual content of the deletion log entries here is not really important, and I should ignore that they ignored me?

Cheers! Geo Swan (talk) 14:40, 2 February 2024 (UTC)

Dove Windsor

Two editors are better than one! --SilvaFoxx (talk) 13:51, 2 April 2024 (UTC)

Hello Mathewignash, Looks like my PPI was posted on this site and I need to please get it deleted (history and government issued ID). Many people got there information posted as well as defamed. Can you help please?

Wikialpha is being used to defame people and hosting place for their Id cards

Hello Sir, I have found some files where personal information like driver's licenses is posted by other parties. And the article was created to demean the subject.

Media File links are-



And the article link-

The user contributions can be seen here, who is doing this stuf with other persons too-

Let the user be blocked and all his edits are deleted. Thanks