Hi, I am Larry Pieniazek, I like LEGO and I am not notable. I edit more on the English Wikipedia than anywhere else, so for best results either mail me, or leave me a message on my talk page there: w:User_talk:Lar... thanks!

Hello, Lar, welcome to Wikisource! Thanks for your interest in the project; we hope you'll enjoy the community and your work here. If you need help, see our help pages (especially Adding texts and Wikisource's style guide). You can discuss or ask questions from the community in general at the Scriptorium. The Community Portal lists tasks you can help with if you wish. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on my talk page.

--Shanel 05:37, 14 September 2006 (UTC)


Hi, Lar,

You now have sysop rights. If you could put your name and any languages you speak on WS:ADMINS, that'd be great. Thanks!—Zhaladshar (Talk) 04:40, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, and done. :) ++Lar: t/c 11:25, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

This IP addressEdit

Hi, thanks for blocking this IP on meta. Someone was running a PHProxy 0.5 script on the server, and causing it to block legitimate users from editing. That individual is no longer employed by the ISP.

He's got the IP blocked on en.wiki, en.wikiquote/books/versity and meta. Please unblock this IP in good faith on meta. Now the open proxy hole is closed.

It should be safe to unblock the IP now. I don't actually work for the ISP, but my friend who does work for them told me this, so at least I've got a source. -- 12:55, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

I'm confused. It looks to me like [1] Herby's the blocking admin. ++Lar: t/c 19:35, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

blocked User:DrussBotEdit

Lar, something strange is up here; I blocked User:DrussBot for a week as "unapproved" due to this, but after looking into it further :- I find it extremely unlikely that a WP admin has returned to run a few unapproved bot contribs here, so I am guessing the block should be extended to indefinite. John Vandenberg 14:24, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
Sounds right to me. We may need a steward to do some CU work for us, I have CU on en but not here... Let me dig a bit more. The block seems sound for now, and it can be extended if need be. ++Lar: t/c 19:33, 10 December 2007 (UTC)


Always good to see a friendly face. :) EVula // talk // 05:27, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Eh? "friendly"?? I think you have me confused with someone else! ++Lar: t/c 12:47, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Message for LarEdit

Please can you ask Herbythyme to unblock this IP on Meta. The offending user's account has been deleted from the system, and there won't be any more spambot/vandal accounts now this has happened.

If the IP is blocked anywhere else, please can you get it unblocked?? I am really sorry about what the offending user did last year, but either way... it's resolved now. Ta, -- 14:21, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

  • I just registered here now... I'm enjoying being here at Wikisource, should be able to help out... let me know if there's anything I can do! (apologies for the anon comment by me above, it was before I made this account!) --84.45219LS 14:26, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
    • Welcome. Was there an action item for me ? :) ++Lar: t/c 12:17, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Yes, there was an action item. Please can you unblock my IP on Meta-Wikimedia for me so I can create an account?? --84.45219LS 14:21, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
    • There has been a lot of trouble with that IP, I'm not sure that's a good idea. I'm willing to create an account for you and set the PW to something you specify... email me with the desired account name and pw and I'll reply here when it's created for you. ++Lar: t/c 18:10, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Message sent!! --84.45219LS 10:06, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

You forgot to include the desired pw... I need that. Or I can set the email to the account you emailed me from and you can get a new one that way. One or the other. ++Lar: t/c 12:48, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
Done. ++Lar: t/c 14:39, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
  • If you set the email I can just email myself a new password. Hopefully that should do the trick. I'm enjoying it here on Wikisource... and as for the IP having trouble, it's being resolved at our end... Wikipedia's been blocked for the last 2 months but the block will be lifted in 3 weeks time. Meta's not blocked, however, but it's no longer as popular as it once was. --84.45219LS 13:33, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
  • I can't edit Meta because someone called Spacebirdy - who ?? - blocked the IP and no-one can edit. --84.45219LS 12:06, 11 February 2008 (UTC)
    • Spacebirdy is a m:steward. You may want to look that up. The IP is blocked because it's a source of persistent disruption. I sent you the account particulars, edit from a different IP. ++Lar: t/c 00:19, 12 February 2008 (UTC)


Hello. You may be pleased to know that I'm here for legitimate purposes (unlike a certain user). I'll have a look see what this project's about, it could well be a good thing here! Thanks, AP aka -- 18:49, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Interwiki confusionEdit

So, usually I'm pretty self-sufficient with interwiki tracking, even when it's in a different language. But I'm rather perplexed by the situation on The Emperor's New Clothes. There are two French interwikis (which are repeated across other projects, such as Danish and Russian). The French project lists both Les Habits Neufs du Grand-Duc and Les Habits neufs de l’Empereur as alternate translations; complicating things further, the second (l’Empereur) appears to be up for deletion.

What's the policy on this sort of thing? I couldn't find anything on interwikis, and while I'd like to get more active around here, I don't want to screw anything up. :) EVula // talk // 05:08, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

I'm not really sure. I'd ask at the Scriptorium, or ask Jayvdb... sorry I'm not more help. ++Lar: t/c 09:54, 14 August 2008 (UTC)
I saw the question earlier :-)
And hot of the press is Help:Interlanguage links
In the case of the Danish work Keiserens nye Klæder, there are a few translations and the French project has two. The second French translation is up for deletion because the translator is not known, which means they could be a copyvio and they have poor provenance, so they will likely be deleted without anyone bothering to investigate. John Vandenberg (chat) 11:36, 14 August 2008 (UTC)
Ah, thank you for the link. I've added it to my even-hotter-off-the-press reference page. Considering the greatly diminished use of interwiki bots on Wikisource, it looks like I've found an excellent place to start using my considerable interwiki skills. ;)
Shame about the to-be-deleted French translation; I ran across another item that was up for deletion, but it was the only one available. Bummer. EVula // talk // 16:53, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

User:Jon AwbreyEdit

You may want to watchlist this page - it may need protecting to prevent a reversion, as this user has been doing cross-wiki. Thanks. – Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 22:22, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

I forgot to link to the discussion: m:Talk:Spam blacklist#Jon Awbrey and JonAwbrey. – Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 00:06, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

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Thank you for supporting me for adminship. :) I'll try to make you glad you did it. So here's a belated Nadezhda "Harry S. Truman" Durova campaign song. All the best, Durova (talk) 05:43, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

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