User talk:Patrick Bernier

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I'm talking to myself here.

more talking to myself[edit]

(this is more talking to myself)


Hi, I noticed your recent edit where you linked en directly to en (typography) instead of a disambiguation page. In case you're not aware of it already, this sort of edit is very helpful and is referred to as disambiguation. There are people who do nothing else, and even use bots to help do it.

Since it's such a common change, you can save typing (and reader's time) on your edit summary by just saying "dab en", for example, which means you disambiguated a link to the word en. Deco 02:27, 4 Nov 2004 (UTC)


Welcome to Wikipedia,

I am the founder of, and (sort of) the head of Wikipedia:WikiProject Airports. Excellent work on your articles. Feel free to give me a shout if I can help you with anything. In addition, the major project that I have been neglected in the infobox. Feel free to work on that if you choose, and add it articles. I think we are going to create a template for the it, so that is something that needs to be done. But if you don't feel like doing any of this, you can safely ignore me. Most importantly, have fun!

Cheers Burgundavia 19:35, Nov 11, 2004 (UTC)

Good to have you aboard. Feel free to implement the changes suggested on the infobox talk page and ten the infobox, if you have a big project. Burgundavia 23:07, Nov 22, 2004 (UTC)

Airport on Collaboration of the Week[edit]

As grand poobah of Wikipedia:WikiProject Airports, I recently listed airport on Wikipedia:Collaboration of the Week. This article is about to fall off the page due to lack of votes, beaten by an article on ancient rome. You know what to do Burgundavia (✈ take a flight?) 22:45, May 13, 2005 (UTC)

Block of[edit]

The entire subnet has been blocked, and my personal server happens to be sitting in there. is running a caching squid proxy on port 8383 which is definitely NOT an "open" proxy: it can only be used by authenticated users, usually me. Please consider making a block exception for this IP. If not possible, then please either soften the block to anonymous users only, or at least allow my account to be exempted from IP blocks. --Patrick Bernier (talk) 08:44, 4 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This blocked user's request to have autoblock on their IP address lifted has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request.
Patrick Bernier (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribsdeleted contribsfilter logcreation logchange block settingsunblockcheckuser (log)) (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log)

Block message:

{{blocked proxy}}: iWeb Technologies web hosting

Decline reason: I'm seeing more proxy ports than just the one you mentioned open. We don't grant block exemptions to allow editing from a proxy except when an exceptional need for it is demonstrated. If you have such a need to edit through the proxy, we can contact a checkuser to see about granting the exemption. If you have other means to access this site, however, I must ask you to use those. — Hersfold (t/a/c) 18:51, 4 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hang on while I get some other administrators' eyes on this - to me, squid is something that goes well when lightly fried with a bit of salt and pepper...GbT/c 18:45, 4 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I ran a scan while you posted - the above is just what I saw, however I would assume Spellcast would have checked for something like that before blocking. Hersfold (t/a/c) 18:51, 4 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As far as I know the policy do permit the use of closed proxies, but not open proxies. --Kanonkas :  Talk  09:27, 5 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
See this port scan report. --Kanonkas :  Talk  09:45, 5 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I looked at your portscan, and I don't see any hint of any HTTP proxy running on OZoNE other than the access-controlled Squid I mentionned running on 8383. If you're referring to apt-proxy on port 9999, that's kind of a misnomer: it's a caching proxy for Debian packages which acts as a local mirror for installations, and can't be used to access anything else. Am I missing something else...? --Patrick Bernier (talk) 13:01, 5 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The main one we're concerned about is...
80/tcp   open     http        Apache httpd 1.3.34 ((Debian) PHP/4.4.4-8+etch6 mod_ssl/2.8.25 OpenSSL/0.9.8c)
That can be easily used by anyone to use your IP as an open HTTP proxy. Hersfold (t/a/c) 04:35, 6 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

An exciting opportunity to get involved![edit]

As a member of the Aviation WikiProject or one of its subprojects, you may be interested in testing your skills in the Aviation Contest! I created this contest, not to pit editor against editor, but to promote article improvement and project participation and camraderie. Hopefully you will agree with its usefulness. Sign up here, read up on the rules here, and discuss the contest here. The first round of the contest may not start until September 1st-unless a large number of editors signup and are ready to compete immediately! Since this contest is just beginning, please give feedback here, or let me know what you think on my talkpage. - Trevor MacInnis contribs 03:42, 23 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:52, 23 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]