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User scripts I created

Novem Linguae's user scripts (VE)
# of users Name Description S++ US/L
350 CiteHighlighter Highlights 1,800 sources green, yellow, or red depending on reliability. Mainly pulls its data from WP:RSP, WP:NPPSG and WikiProject reliable sources lists. x x
260 GANReviewTool Quickly and easily close good article nominations. Takes care of ((atop))ing the discussion and changing the talk page templates. x x
62 DraftCleaner.js Fix formatting of new articles. x x
54 UserHighlighterSimple Highlights usernames based on permissions and edit count. User data updated daily by NovemBot. Highlights former admins. x x
54 VisualEditorEverywhere Displays the Visual Editor "Edit" tab and "Edit" section link on pages that don't normally have them: templates, talk pages, Wikipedia namespace. x x
52 NPPLinks Adds WP:BEFORE, copyvio check, duplicate article check, and other useful New Page Patrol links to the left menu. I like to mouse wheel click these links, which opens them in new tabs without losing focus on the current tab. Includes a professor h-index search. x x
42 VoteCounter.js Display keep and delete counts in XFD discussions. Also display counts in talk page discussions. x
37 DetectSNG Scans a list of 1,600 SNG keywords such as "National Football League" and, if found, displays them at the top of the article page, to help with determining SNG eligibility. x
30 UserRightsDiff.js When viewing Special:UserRights, easily see what perm was added or removed. x
27 ReviewStatus Displays whether or not a mainspace page is marked as reviewed x x
25 WatchlistAFD.js Automatically watchlist the AFD pages of your AFC accepts and NPP curations for 6 months, so you can see when stuff is AFD'd and you can calibrate your reviewing. By default, the patroller is not notified of AFD nominations, so this helps fix that. For user profiles, can also "Watchlist SPI" and "Watchlist RFA". x
21 SpeciesHelper For species articles, tries to add the correct speciesbox, category, taxonbar, and stub template. x x
20 DetectPromo.js If promotional words are detected, displays them in orange at the top of the article.
20 DetectG4G5.js If an unreviewed article was created by a blocked user, or has had an AFD, displays a warning, so you can investigate if it needs CSD G4 or G5.
12 Links.js Adds links to the left menu, including a user's common.js/global.js/vector.js, central auth, subpages, rename log, global lock log. Also adds pending changes.
12 anrfc-lister.js Effortlessly submit RFCs to the RFC closing noticeboard, WP:ANRFC. x
11 DontForgetG12.js Puts a big orange "Copyvio check" button at the top of unreviewed drafts and articles
6 TemplateTaxonomyAddCite Create subpages of Template:Taxonomy more easily by clicking a button to add citation wikicode.
6 ShowAdminMessages.js Reveal and highlight hidden messages for admins and other user groups.
6 UserTalkErasedSectionsDetector.js Detect if a user is whitewashing their User Talk by deleting warnings
5 CWWEditSummary.js When copying within Wikipedia, makes it easier to leave an edit summary mentioning attribution
2 MarkFreeUseRationale.js Add |image_has_rationale=yes to enwiki-hosted image files containing non-free licenses
1 BlockedUserHistory.js In Special:History, when clicked, show only edits by blocked users
1 OldDiffColors.js In Special:Diff, make additions light blue, not purple. In DiscussionTools, highlight new comments light blue, not teal.

Less popular: CopyTitle.js, EditRequestReadFAQ.js, RequestedArticleSifter.js, SpecialNewPagesFeedBetaTestLink.js, User:Novem Linguae/Scripts/TopicSubscriptionsTab.js, User:Novem Linguae/Scripts/Vector2022NoWhitespace.js, User:Novem Linguae/Scripts/Vector2022NoFloatingTopBar.js

Deprecated (built into MediaWiki now): NotSoFast

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Bling cabinet

The Special Barnstar
This barnstar is for you, who always helped me improve as an editor in Wikipedia. Thank you so much for the help. Please let me know if I can return the favour. YehWolf 🐺 10:16, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for good vandalism patrolling with Huggle. I checked some of your edits and thought they were great. Blue Rasberry (talk) 23:22, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for all the very helpful issues opened on GitHub! Although I may not be able to get to them that quickly, I really appreciate the effort. Please have this pixelated cookie. Enterprisey (talk!) 08:53, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
The Articles for Creation Barnstar
For constantly reducing the AfC Backlog CommanderWaterford (talk) 13:53, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
A goat for you!

Thanks for your global Visual Editor!

 Qwerfjkl|   21:06, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
Thanks for creating VisualEditorEverywhere!!! —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 20:34, 7 June 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for helping with the query for the AfC backlog drive leaderboard, and for helping to keep it updated! Enterprisey (talk!) 07:56, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
The Articles for Creation Barnstar
Congratulations! You have earned The Articles for Creation Barnstar for reviewing an outstanding 225 drafts during the WikiProject Articles for creation July 2021 Backlog Drive. Thank you for your work to improve Wikipedia!
On behalf of WikiProject Articles for Creation, Enterprisey (talk!) 00:17, 5 September 2021 (UTC)
The Technical Barnstar
For putting together User:Novem Linguae/Scripts/CiteHighlighter.js, which is immensely useful. Elli (talk | contribs) 05:17, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
The Working Man's Barnstar
For reviewing at least 10 articles during the November 2021 new page patrol backlog drive.

Thank you for reviewing or re-reviewing 11 articles, which helped contribute to an overall 1276-article reduction in the backlog during the drive. (t · c) buidhe 12:51, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

The Barnstar of Diligence
Thank you for alerting me about that situation. A plethora of non notable possible undisclosed paid promotional articles (over a dozen) as of now have been unearthed due to that singular act of yours. Thank you for your diligence. Celestina007 (talk) 22:57, 19 December 2021 (UTC)
The No Spam Barnstar
Article spamming is an existential threat to the collaborative project and I also find that most editors tend to shy away from this area of editing, but not you! A critical ping you made to me, led not only to the utter deletion of two third of the dubious articles they created, but also led to the nabbing of an LTA. Thank you so much for striving to maintain and sustain the integrity of articles on mainspace. Celestina007 (talk) 19:20, 2 January 2022 (UTC)
The Technical Barnstar
Thanks for all your contributions to Twinkle! – SD0001 (talk) 16:46, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
The Userscript Award
For all your hard work developing amazing userscripts! Thanks for your contributions. ––FormalDude talk 12:33, 9 March 2022 (UTC)
The Technical Barnstar
This barnstar is for your awesome knowledge about coding and for the nice script that you made for me on my request. This is highly appreciated. Thanks a lot for all your service here. The community wants people like you very much. Keep up your good work. Regards, Itcouldbepossible Talk 15:14, 11 June 2022 (UTC)
A Wikimedia t-shirt!
You deserve a thank you!
The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
This award is given to Novem Linguae for 16 reviews in the July NPP backlog reduction drive. Your contributions played a part in the 9895 reviews that took place during the drive. Thank you for your contributions. Zippybonzo | Talk (he|him) 09:16, 3 August 2022 (UTC)
The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
For having taken on the thankless task of being a coord of NPP and especially for your volunteer developer work at Phab for it. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 00:53, 22 August 2022 (UTC)
"Ass In High Gear Award"

Your NPP work is extraordinaire,
Behind-the-scenes tasks that few are aware;
I'm one of the few who know what you do,
As our needs arise; it is you we look to.
And we're more than happy to buy you a beer,
A reward for you keeping your ass in high gear!
Atsme 💬 📧 21:53, 22 August 2022 (UTC)

The Minor Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Novem Linguae for copy edits totaling between 1 and 3,999 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE September 2022 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 19:27, 6 October 2022 (UTC)
The da Vinci Barnstar
For your great work on PageTriage and the Page Curation tool. It's greatly appreciated by the NPP reviewers. Hey man im josh (talk) 13:07, 18 October 2022 (UTC)
The Invisible Barnstar
Thank you for participating in Articles for Creation's January 2023 Backlog Drive! You reviewed 21 drafts, for a total of 23.5 points. — Ingenuity (talk • contribs) 00:35, 15 January 2023 (UTC)
The Citation Barnstar
For the CiteHighlighter. Fantastic. Paradise Chronicle (talk) 19:39, 17 February 2023 (UTC)
The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
Dear Novem Linguae,
Please receive my belated but heartfelt appreciation for saving the day on the Wikipedia:Good article reassessment/February 2023 effort to re-assess Good articles, that aided in the DC Copyright contributor investigation.
When I first proposed the process in the January 2023 AN discussion, I envisioned it working something like procedural Featured article reviews; I had no idea that there wasn't really a GAR process in place to deal with several hundred deficient GAs, and the work turned out to be much more complicated than I thought. It simply would not have been possible--or at least, would not have been accomplished so seamlessly--without your effort, competence, thoroughness, and efficiency.
And besides all of that, you are just so nice to work with :) Best regards, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 19:51, 23 March 2023 (UTC)

red team

Thank you for quality articles such as Red team, News Media Bargaining Code and 2010 transatlantic aircraft bomb plot, for coordinating new page patrol and reviewing articles for creation, for your helpful NovemBot, for volunteering to do dirtier work, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

You are recipient no. 2860 of Precious, a prize of QAI. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:08, 16 June 2023 (UTC)

Hackathon volunteer
Thank you for volunteering for various roles at the Wikimedia Hackathon 2023 in Athens, Greece! Here is a small thank you token for your help. Thank you for being AWESOME; we look forward to your help in future events 🙏 Srishti (talk) 19:55, 16 June 2023 (UTC)
A baton for you!
Congratulations on becoming Wikipedia's newest administrator! I am pleased to present the traditional baton to you. I'm sure you'll find your way around the tools soon, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask! — Ingenuity (talk • contribs) 21:03, 17 June 2023 (UTC)
The Admin's Barnstar
Was glad to see your name on Rfx... Keep doing what you do [and more] around here. Cheers! Volten001 05:45, 9 July 2023 (UTC)
The Socratic Barnstar
not to tempt the wrath, but, P13 is exactly what I'd hoped would come out of making this RfA review!! So happy to see you make a good push for this, hoping for the best :D theleekycauldron (talk • she/her) 22:39, 23 February 2024 (UTC)
The Technical Barnstar
For your work on the various tools recently - much appreciated :) KylieTastic (talk) 11:21, 30 April 2024 (UTC)
Happy second birthday
to the GANReviewTool. Its hard work continues to be very much appreciated. CMD (talk) 08:16, 7 June 2024 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diplomacy
For your gentle approach to difficult discussion. I admire you. 9t5 (talk) 20:02, 10 June 2024 (UTC)
The Technical Barnstar
Your scripts are SUPER useful for everyone! xq 13:18, 15 June 2024 (UTC)

Wiki long-term goals

Novem Linguae
Editor of the Week
for the week beginning December 3, 2023
His dedicated and excellent work is known by many. As an NPP reviewer and co-ordinator, a valued content creator and writer of many useful scripts and many software patches on Twinkle and the (ever-ailing) PageTriage. Has over 14,000 edits to Wikipedia mainspace along with numerous important contributions to the encyclopedia.
Recognized for
writing many useful userspace essays
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Having goals is motivating and provides focus.

My userspace essays

Notability / AFC / NPP[edit]

Sources / reliability[edit]



It's amazing to meet editors in person. Scholarships are available. Put the scholarship application deadlines in your calendar so you don't miss them.

Attended / Will attend

Admin stats

Admin actions for Novem Linguae
Type of action Percentage
Deletion/Undeletion 106
Block/Reblock 40
Protection/Unprotection 18
RevDel 17
User rights 19


(and other requests for permissions that I am proud of)


Extended content

RFA family tree[edit]

Just for fun, let's trace the first nominator in each RFA, back as far as it will go.

  • Novem Linguae (2023) -> Femke (2022) -> Lee Vilenski (2020) -> Ritchie333 (2015) -> Kudpung (2011) -> HJ Mitchell (2010) -> Fastily (2009 self nom)

See also User:Theleekycauldron/fun/admin family tree/main


Pages I created[edit]


Templates and modules[edit]


My useful links[edit]

Species stuff[edit]



External databases[edit]

User talk page archive code[edit]

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| archive=((SUBST:#titleparts:((SUBST:FULLPAGENAME))))/Archive %(counter)d
| counter=1
| maxarchivesize=75K
| archiveheader=((Automatic archive navigator))
| minthreadsleft=40
| minthreadstoarchive=2
((Archive box))

Sock drawer[edit]

  • User:NovemBot
  • User:NovemTest1
  • User:"NovemTest2"
  • I edited using a different account around 2005–2007. It had a couple thousand edits. I'd prefer not to disclose it as the username is googleable and can be tied to other parts of my online identity. The account was never blocked or sanctioned.



  1. ^ MediaWiki, Phabricator, GitHub pull requests, WP:QUERY, ToolForge, Templates, Modules/Lua, edit filters, WP:US/R, advanced user scripts, add features to and refactor my current user scripts, bots