A kitten for you!Edit

Cute or what?

GhostInTheMachine (talk) 12:11, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for coming along!Edit

Hi, Just want to say a big thank you for all your help at the YMT Luminaries edit-a-thon. You can read a report of the event here. Tweaks are welcome and you can comment on the talk page. Cheers! PatHadley (talk) 13:25, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Special Barnstar
For the brilliant observation of the difference between 'notable' and 'noted' with ref to Wikipedia's fundamental critieria of notability, which opens doors to major change for underrepresented groups on Wikipedia. BessieMaelstrom (talk) 11:59, 17 May 2020 (UTC)


water preservation

Thank you for beginning quality articles around natural water, such as Eccup Reservoir and American Whitewater, for gnomish work with short descriptions, for wishing a kind recovery, and for "It can also become a challenge to keep AGF in mind." - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

You are recipient no. 2451 of Precious, a prize of QAI. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:14, 12 October 2020 (UTC)


--Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:57, 30 October 2020 (UTC)

Modest flowersEdit


Thank you for a beer for RexxS --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:18, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

One year!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:41, 12 October 2021 (UTC)

Your User pageEdit

Hello @GhostInTheMachine: I am new to Wikipedia editing and came across your user page and have a few questions. How does the nav bar template work? How does the user box homepage work? What and where are the categories from? and why does it say you are a new user on a banner in the talk section, but says you have 15+ years in the other section? I have a few other questions but I don't want to bombard you, to much :) DannyHatcher (talk) 11:55, 8 November 2021 (UTC)

Welcome aboard @DannyHatcher:.
  • How does the nav bar template work? — Templates are a way to include some common piece of text into many articles. A wikitext link uses square brackets but a template is included into a page using curly brackets. Normally the "master" template will be kept in a page which is in the Template namespace, but the curly brackets can include text from anywhere else. In my case, I created my personal navbar in a sub-page under my user page: User:GhostInTheMachine/t/nav/ for sub-page, t for template (just my way of grouping the templates together), nav for navigation bar. The navbar is then included at the top of my other pages by using the curly brackets {{User:GhostInTheMachine/t/nav}}. Templates need not be plain text or just wikitext, they can include code — in this case {{ #time:Y-m-d H:i:s|{{REVISIONTIMESTAMP}} }} which gets the date and time when the page was last edited.
  • How does the user box homepage work? — User boxes are just small templates that display in a rectangle of a fixed size. There are a lot of them already — see Wikipedia:Userboxes and Category:Userboxes. I have also created a few of my own, such as User:GhostInTheMachine/UBX/Polite to cats. My "home" page then has a table of these boxes using {{Userboxtop}} and {{Userboxbottom}} at the top and bottom of each column to keep things tidy.
  • What and where are the categories from? — Many of the categories are a side-effect of adding a userbox to the page. The userbox template generally sets a category which then list the users who display that userbox. See Category:Wikipedian web developers. Any page can add categories as well — normally at the bottom of the page by adding a special "link" to the category. For example, the page for York has lines like [[Category:County towns in England]] at the end.
Thank you for your questions. Happy to help further if I can. If I am not around, then you can also ask general questions at the TeahouseGhostInTheMachine talk to me 21:04, 8 November 2021 (UTC)
Thankyou for all of that! I was looking at the edit view and was trying to figure things out. I will keep looking around and will copy that text into my own space for ease of location.DannyHatcher (talk) 21:22, 8 November 2021 (UTC)


Thank you for the very useful script! Unfortunately, whenever I'm reading on mobile, it pops up a warning that I don't have commentsInLocalTime enabled every time I load a new page. Is it possible to disable that somehow? Rusalkii (talk) 17:23, 1 February 2022 (UTC)

@Rusalkii: The TalkHelper script needs the commentsInLocalTime gadget to be enabled as well. See TalkHelper #Use and #Prerequisites for how to do that (and why) — GhostInTheMachine talk to me 19:09, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
Right, and I have it enabled on desktop, but either it's impossible to enable on the mobile version of the site or I'm missing something. Rusalkii (talk) 19:12, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
Ah. I never use the mobile version - even on a tablet. I will see if I can replicate that — GhostInTheMachine talk to me 19:23, 1 February 2022 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Technical Barnstar
for the talk page script Paradise Chronicle (talk) 02:05, 6 April 2022 (UTC)


Thanks sir for understanding and reviewing my edits carefully. Shivam charak (talk) 10:53, 11 September 2022 (UTC)

The StoryGraphEdit

Hi, @GhostInTheMachine! Last month, I proposed the article The StoryGraph, which you contributed to, for the Meta-Wiki project Translation of the week. Therefore, I would like to ask you to vote for it here so that other Wikipedias are encouraged to translate it into their language. Of course, you're more than welcome to take a look at other proposals and assess them if you feel like it. Thanks in advance and keep up the good work! --Brunnaiz (talk) 15:42, 12 September 2022 (UTC)


Hello sir first of all thank you for accepting my new contributions to kishtwari page, sir i have a question about language family of kishtwari , can we add western pahadi too in language family as kishtwari is strongly influenced by pahari too. Indo aryan Kashmirc Western pahadi Shivam charak (talk) 16:29, 13 September 2022 (UTC)

@Shivam charak: My changes to Kishtwari were only to fix minor issues in the text. I do not know about the language families involved, so sorry, I cannot advise you — GhostInTheMachine talk to me 08:01, 16 September 2022 (UTC)

Short descriptionEdit

Why do u remove my circs and change it back to c. ? I didn't get it Ishan87 (talk) 21:42, 28 September 2022 (UTC)

Please read WP:SDFORMATGhostInTheMachine talk to me 21:44, 28 September 2022 (UTC)

Oh, okay. Sorry I didn't notice, got mixed up with the intro above the box while source editing. Ishan87 (talk) 21:50, 28 September 2022 (UTC)

My apologies for the trouble Ishan87 (talk) 21:51, 28 September 2022 (UTC)

No problem — GhostInTheMachine talk to me 22:03, 28 September 2022 (UTC)