St Lucy's day for you[edit]

Bishonen (talk) 14:59, 13 December 2020‎ (UTC)[reply]


Thank you for your impact
in a reasoned approach,
fresh wind to an emotional topic

(repeated from User talk:RexxS/Archive 40#Impact)

I wanted to give you this for your passion for accessibility. I wrote a little article today (to nourish and grow) about the new ways, and wish you all the best for yours. Miss your help, and - more - you. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:51, 13 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I hope User:Gerda Arendt doesn't mind me adding to this - in real life, I have a passion for accessibility features when they are feasible - unlike most who seem to only "like" them when they are easy and cheap. When I began on Wikipedia, I didn't realize just how much thought went into accessibility on Wikipedia - but I still remember you introducing me to WP:DTT which I attempt to follow completely in articles and everywhere else where feasible now. Sure, it takes more time to follow DTT guidance, and it takes more time to attempt to comply with MOS:LISTGAP and other guidelines, but that time is worth it because it is feasible to do so (i.e. doesn't require intensive coding of each instance). It still pains me to think that some people may be virtually unable to contribute to talk pages and articles because they would need to deal with sloppy code which is unintelligible to screen readers and other assistive software/devices... but I do my best now to fix problems when I see them and can. I worry that if we lose you permanently we may lose one of the most accessibility-focused administrators on Wikipedia - but after having seen the arbitration case and how it seems that some negative things are being given undue weight given all the good. In my opinion, people are treating you worse than the AstraZeneca vaccine is in some media right now - and that is an issue in which life/death can be invoked - yet they're still treating you worse for things much more minor. If you happen to see this, please just know that your dedication to accessibility has left a mark on me for the duration of my Wikipedia editing - since you showed me WP:DTT I've actively searched for accessibility guidance on this website and attempted to assist with more - and intend to continue to do so. Regards -bɜ:ʳkənhɪmez (User/say hi!) 03:03, 20 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I would also like to say that Rexx's accessibility work has been great. He did a really good job of explaining accessibility and alt image texts at a London meetup a few months ago, which encouraged me to go back through articles I'd create to add alt text for accessibility. Joseph2302 (talk) 12:44, 25 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Bish, please tell us the secret of how to make a thread not fall victim to archiving. Newcomers: look in the archives, especially User talk:RexxS/Archive 65#LocalPunk and the complete User talk:RexxS/Archive 66. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:19, 6 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

May corner

Today: Thomas Fritsch, the German character voice of Diego in Ice Age. I wonder how I could make my 12 calendar pics change automatically when the new month comes, such in my edit notice. - As said before, I wrote Vertraut den neuen Wegen thinking of you, RexxS, and was pleased to hear it sung again in a livestreamed service, opening the service opening the Ökumenischer Kirchentag [de] in Frankfurt, open air, with the skyline in the background. It seems the melody of the year, with "O komm, du Geist der Wahrheit" (Now come, you Spirit of Truth) sung to the same. Today is Pentecost Monday here, traditionally the day for ecumenical togetherness. Miss you. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:25, 24 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

See my talk today, - it's rare that a person is pictured when a dream comes true, and that the picture is shown on the Main page on a meaningful day. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:37, 30 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

June corner

Thinking of you, with some impressions of places, flowers and music. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:09, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

... and of User:SlimVirgin, whose last reply to me was in a thread Green for hope --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:59, 30 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

July corner


Still thinking of you, and these flowers go well with the image on SlimVirgin's user page. I also think about making the template reminding of Precious a bot, in order of surviving me. How would I code questions such as:

I guess we'd need a better organisation of a table. Just thinking ... --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:58, 8 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Music happens. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:38, 14 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

More music: 2 songs, the morning song - about rising from being down, in more than one sense - is a GA, - there should be more given my initials, but I also want to care for articles of those who recently died (now Esther Béjarano), and psalms in memory of Yoninah, - more missing than there. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:02, 16 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

28 August

August songs

Today, Teresa Żylis-Gara, the second soprano to impress me on stage, died, - long live the memory of her beautiful singing, remembered with thanks. 28 August 2013 was a special concert day: look. After Hillbillyholiday gave me a tree. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:48, 28 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Gerda's September corner

September songs

Omas gegen Rechts - enjoy strong women! I thought of Yoninah on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:51, 7 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

today: the day of bold red and black, for Dante who died 700 years ago, and Peter Fleischmann who died recently, leaving us films full of vision. Dante: just heard Inferno, imagined by a woman, the main character both speaking and singing with an inner 4-part voice! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:04, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

On Peace Day, I thought of your User:RexxS/Infobox factors and wonder how you'd apply them to Mahler's Eighth Symphony. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:27, 21 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

October songs

October songs

Thank you for ((User QAIbox/auto|years=Six)) which I call daily, several times. I'd like to control that the right image is not forced below something else on the right, such as an archive box. What can I do to avoid a separation of header and image in such cases. Anybody? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:35, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, Gerda. As I thought about this question it reminded me of another question you asked (in March, as it turns out), because I thought I remembered answering you. Although the questions are actually somewhat different, the conclusion is, I fear, the same, as is the explanation.
is implemented as an infobox, which is designed to (adamantly) be on the right (which puts it below any other elements trying to adamantly do the same thing). I know of no way to fix this, other than to rewrite or replace QAIbox. Sorry, but maybe somebody else stalking this page can help you more. (Edited)— JohnFromPinckney (talk / edits) 00:35, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you, answered, and sorry I didn't remember March. What I do is adamantly place a "clear" template before the QAIbox template if I see a right TOC or similar stuff. In the longer run - and I had hoped for help by RexxS - I want to no longer send the reminders manually. My idea is to send one for ten years (with a different image, not as large as for nine years), which produces the option of being notified in future years or not. In a longer run, all reminders might be sent automatically, and what would that take? Brainstorming. I miss RexxS much. And LouisAlain. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:16, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The automatic sending sounds like a neat idea, and I think it's a job for a bot, which is something I've never worked with. I've never even requested a bot run, but you could. Got to Wikipedia:Bot requests and click the "Make a new request" button to add your request to the list. — JohnFromPinckney (talk / edits) 16:47, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Good idea but would need preparation, for example by a better table, and probably some eyes on how it would be useful. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:09, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Working on the better table. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:31, 4 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hoping you will come back[edit]

RexxS, I sincerely hope that you will come back to Wikipedia. The very significant good things that you have done for the project, for which you deserve abundant thanks, really have very little to do with adminship, and much more to do with what you have to offer as the person you are. Please take as much time as feels right, but when you are ready, I hope to see you back here again. --Tryptofish (talk) 23:55, 26 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Just treat this crisis as an opportunity to take a rest from many annoying accounties, and, plz, take it easy. Uchyot (talk) 12:50, 3 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]