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old text[edit]

You are currently blocked from editing Wikipedia for a 24 hour period because of vandalism to List of sexual slurs ([1]). Please see Wikipedia:Vandalism. Hyacinth 02:34, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)

For the record, this was settled amicably with Hyacinth - misunderstanding. 155/14 Apr 05

Lists of epithets[edit]

Hi, I see you are making many contributions to the lists of epithets. Thanks for improving Wikipedia. Even though these topics are generally slang, I think we should still try to find some sources that are reliable. Can you suggest some good sources? What do you use? Cheers, -Willmcw 03:48, Feb 25, 2005 (UTC)


Please do not include personal attacks in your edit summaries or other comments. "(this one's for you source Nazi)" is an example.[2] You have been asked to forego personal attacks repeatedly. If you are unclear on what qualifies as a personal attack, please see the policy wikipedia:no personal attacks. -Willmcw 21:50, Mar 3, 2005 (UTC)


Werewolf article[edit]

Please see the talk page for the Werewolf article, Special articles specifically about werewolf fiction exist as separate pages. The main werewolf article is only for ones that are notable in the overall history of werewolves, not every single last mention. Please add those types of items to the correct articles instead of cluttering the main Werewolf article. DreamGuy 19:48, Apr 4, 2005 (UTC)

By the way, if you add the information back again you will have violated the three revert policy and could be banned. DreamGuy 19:56, Apr 4, 2005 (UTC)
By the way, eat me. 155/ 4 Apr 2005

Talk pages[edit]

I don't accept messages on my talk page from non-registered users either. --Spinboy 20:08, 4 Apr 2005 (UTC)

See my comment to Dreamboy and repeat. 155/ 4 Apr 05


Get a room[edit]

[3] I don't know if this is harassment or fun, but either way it doesn't belong here. We're just here to write an encyclopedia. (Well, ok, a little fun is allowed.). You're both good contributing editors to Wikipedia and I hope you are indeed having fun. (Not too much fun.) Cheers, -Willmcw 10:07, May 2, 2005 (UTC)

The other wikpipedian in question (C from NZ) is an unrepentant pervert and anarchist. Yes, his behaviour was clearly harrassment. 155.84.57.253 15:26, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

List of ethnic slurs[edit]

Reverted your revert. Please discuss. -- mawa 18:37, 20 September 2005 (UTC)

NPOV[edit]

Please abide by our WP:NPOV policy or you will be blocked from editing. --fvw* 19:46, 20 September 2005 (UTC)

What are you talking about? What alleged sin have I committed? 155.84.57.253 19:47, 20 September 2005 (UTC)

Well, for starters you've written that people are "posers" and "wannabe beatniks". --fvw* 19:49, 20 September 2005 (UTC)

I didn't realize that comments about fictional characters in an edit summary, not the actual article, was a POV violation or slander. Rather I thought they were a form of shorthand to explain your edit. Yes this is a high crime. Oh and by the way, Maynard was not a real beatnik - he was a small town kid who was trying to act like a beatnik. 155.84.57.253 19:53, 20 September 2005 (UTC)

Oops, I hadn't seen it was a fictional character; Yes, in that case it's probably fine, sorry about that. In that case let's take the example of calling people pretendians; Calling people pretendians when there is dispute over their ancestry isn't NPOV. --fvw* 20:00, 20 September 2005 (UTC)

Since the elders and members of our Nation say he isn't a member, as he claims, that makes him a pretendian in our eyes. Actually we say much worse things about him that aren't fit for Wikipedia. 155.84.57.253 20:04, 20 September 2005 (UTC)

What he is in your eyes is entirely up to you, however do not insert your POV into wikipedia articles. --fvw* 20:07, 20 September 2005 (UTC)

His claims to be a member of my nation are fraudulent. That is a fact. That he is a pretendian may be POV. I will refrain from calling anyone a "pretendian". 155.84.57.253 20:34, 20 September 2005 (UTC)

Sock puppets and IPs[edit]

Please edit under one username only. If you continue to create and use sock puppets then eventually you will be blocked from all editing. The use of a variety of IP addresses appears intended to mask your identity and is not acceptable either. -Willmcw 04:06, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

I don't know what you're talking about. Please expound. Who are these alleged sock-puppets? 155.84.57.253 16:12, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

The sock puppets include: User:YvaBraun, User:Smegmann, User:Shran, User:LittleDeadBuddy, User:DonnaReed, User:Can'tStandYa, User:TonyTheTerrier, User:CaptainJackWill, User:WehrWolf, User:LesbianLatke. -Willmcw 17:47, 29 September 2005 (UTC)
Again, and I repeat, there are hundreds of people on this networked IP. I only know a few of the wikipedia users, and of those I know I can have only limited influence. I have just returned after being away on national service for a long time, and am using "CantStandYa" as opposed to "Can'tStandYa" as my sole ID. That is all. 155.84.57.253 14:55, 3 October 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for your service. Please stick to one username when editing Wikipedia. Cheers, -Willmcw 20:05, 3 October 2005 (UTC)
I've left the user:CantStandYa open for you to use, while blocking the other accounts. Apparently you've been making mischief all over the place. Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#155.84.57.253/24.0.91.81/Shran/et al. and Wikipedia:Vandalism in progress#Ich bin ein Berliner. You're obviously intelligent and resourceful, and I hope that you can contribute to Wikipedia in a more collegial and positive way, and especially with a single identity. Making your fellow editors keep track of who-is-who is disruptive and disrespectful, and undermines the core principle of consensus. There's no need for it. Thanks again for your contributions to Wikipedia and your service to the nation. -Willmcw 07:41, 7 October 2005 (UTC)
Again - you don't get it. This network has hundreds of users - all with the same IP. Since I'm not the IT manager, I can't do anything about them, except warn the few that I know that our shared IP will be blocked if they misbehave here. As a result the recent anon edits from our network (155) have been respectful and restrained. I certainly can't do anything about what users of this network, and other unknown users do at home. Please stop your accusations.
Yes, you and the (155) address are in danger of being blocked if there is a repetition of previous editing problems. Wikipedia:sock puppets are not allowed, nor is edit warring. You've been around here as long as I have, so I don't need to remind you that Wikipedia has policies that we all need to respect. We, and I in particular, appreciate your contributions but if you don't follow Wikipedia norms then this may not be the best project for you. Sincerely, -Willmcw 05:01, 18 October 2005 (UTC)
It appears you are responding to a recent baseless charge of vandalism. Cat tags for Scottish Americans. This is a case of an overzealous editor making unsubstantiated accusations. I have since gone back and resourced the work - hardly vandalism. [4] I'm surprised you were so easily misled by this poor editor (solarusdude). 155.84.57.253 13:35, 18 October 2005 (UTC)


List of Ethnic Slurs, part 2[edit]

Regarding the page List of ethnic slurs, please stop. If you continue to vandalize pages, you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. --EngineerScotty 17:34, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

  • What the heck are you talking about? I just made a good faith edit to try to keep the page from descending into nonsense. Look down, there's a high horse under you. 155.84.57.253 17:43, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
    • Fair enough; however your behavior in the past on the page has looked like vandalism. To avoid such messages in the future, I would suggest the following:
      • If you make a change which destroys content, and folks object to the change (which several have), discuss it in the talk page. Repeatedly making unilateral changes to a page, without discussing, is frowned upon.
      • When you use explainations like "reverting to last version by X"; that contains the implication that the prior version (that you eliminated) is vandalism--use of such explainations on versions which aren't obvious vandalism, is suspicious.
      • Since you are posting from an IP which is shared by multiple users; I would suggest creating yourself an account. It's free and easy to do; that way you won't be confused with the numerous other users who post from 155.84.57.253. (Plus, your IP address will no longer visible to anybody but the most senior of Wikipedia admins).
    • Certainly, the list of ethic slurs page is full of questionable stuff. But the correct way to make it a better page is to discuss stuff first. Tell us why you don't like certain entries--demanding verifiability is a good technique. The page needs cleaning up. But repeated unilateral deletions of content that others think belongs there, is not how to win friends and influence people on Wikipedia. I'm very easy to get along with :), and I'll gladly support you if you make a good argument. But I won't if you just delete stuff you don't like and not tell us why you think it shouldn't be there.
 --EngineerScotty 17:52, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

Hi,

I kept most of your changes to the "List of ethnic slurs" article. However, if you want to debate this, feel free to discuss it on a talk page, but don't clog up the page history with your arguments. There are many different dialects in the U.K., and languages are always changing. Also, we worked out a system for verifying entries before deleting them. So, if you want to delete an entry for that reason, then please reference the talk page first.

Thanks,

Primetime 22:41, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

  • Garbage in - garbage out. 155.84.57.253 14:27, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

List of Sexual Slurs[edit]

I reverted your recent edit at List of Sexual Slurs -- please see the discussion page. We are trying to arrive at a new list that only features major terms. You can add your term to the old list if you like (see discussion). Thanks... StrangeAttractor 18:58, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

Could you please stop adding "crafty butcher" to the list while everyone is discussing how to approach the new list? Thank you. StrangeAttractor 21:43, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

Cold War[edit]

You are invited to discuss the structure of this article on its talk page. What do you think needs to be done during the AIDcollaboration?--Fenice 08:16, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Block[edit]

Blocked for 1 week. This IP is responsible for CONTINUED vandalism to several articles, and it is unfortunate that responsible users will be blocked as well. --Dante Alighieri | Talk 19:56, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Be more specific. Which edits are in question? I've gone over the last five pages of contributions and can't find what you have described. How can reverting vandalism be considered vandalism? It is a public service. These were not false edit summaries. 155.84.57.253 22:47, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

For the record, I was never told why I was blocked. Nothing but Admin Abuse and Idiotic nonsense. 155.84.57.253 23:21, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

List of ethnic slurs[edit]

Please explain why you reinstated, with an edit summary that said " repair deletions", the unsourced entries that had been discussd for weeks on the article's talk page. You didn't object to their removal on the talk page. Please give your reasons why these unsourced entries should be restored. -Will Beback 23:37, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

NPOV[edit]

Please do not insert personal commentary into Wikipedia articles. Please see WP:NPOV. Gamaliel 22:19, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

I couldn't care less about defending that asshole Rall. I am interested in enforcing Wikipedia policies like NPOV, and I am more than willing to block persistent violators. Gamaliel 22:30, 23 February 2006 (UTC)
Since you have qualified your response, I will comply. However, there needs to be an expression of this irony somewhere in that paragraph. A satirist that can't tolerate satire is truly notable. 155.84.57.253 22:34, 23 February 2006 (UTC)
Feel free to quote one of Rall's critics, but do not insert your personal opinions into articles. Gamaliel 22:40, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

prudery[edit]

No it isn't. Copyright law prevents us from useing that image in that context.Genidealingwithfairuse 19:25, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Socks[edit]

Please do not use more than one account to edit any single article. If you continue I will block all of your sock accounts. -Will Beback 19:09, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Please restrict yourself to your unblocked username, user:CantStandYa. -Will Beback 22:19, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Magical Negro[edit]

Stop reverting the Magical Negro page. The list was removed and deleted according to community consensus. Merging the list back to the original Magical Negro was discussed, and abandoned. To quote to closing admin: 'The main article explains the matter well, and has enough examples. This one is full of items that don't fit, and doesn't have a single reference. It's not listcruft. Cruft is a mass of useless true things; this is a list of potentially useful but completely unverifiable things. Merging was not a possibility; it would've moved the problems from here to the main article. --Pablo D. Flores (Talk) 02:46, 18 March 2006 (UTC)'

Please also see Wikipedia's Verifiability Policy. If it is not stated by some other commentator, it is not fit for Wikipedia. If all (or any) of those on the list you want to keep are so discussed, then add them, and cite them. Sir Isaac Lime 20:28, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Regarding Soleil Moon Frye[edit]

To explain the deletion: saying that she is "recovering" from Scientology suggests that the belief system is some malady to be recovered from, and I see this as bias against it, and POV. Please explain your rationale if you still disagree. --IapetusTALK|C|@ 01:24, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

It is a cult of sick people. For example whack job Tom Cruise. Enuf said. 155.84.57.253 01:25, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

That is not "enuf said" by the NPOV policy Wikipedia stands fast to. Your continued insistence on adding this content will be treated as vandalism unless you can provide a more reasonable rationale for adding this content. --IapetusTALK|C|@ 01:27, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Your unexplained reversals can also legitimately be defined as vandalism. Physician heal thyself. 155.84.57.253 01:35, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

I must dispute that. First of all, if it had looked like an actual content dispute and I was reverting a fact I disagreed with, which I very rarely do, I would most certainly provide an explanatory edit summary. However, since this had all the markers of simple vandalism (its subject [Scientology-related vandalism is something I come across rather frequently], and the fact that you yourself did not explain the addition), I used Navigation popups, as I typically do when cleaning up vandalism. The one downside of the use of this tool is that it automatically inputs an edit summary, thus explaining why I did not provide an explanation in the summary. I was crafting an explanation on your talk page after your edit with the summary "rv unexplained deletion"; it took some time because while writing, you continued to make the edit, still without giving an explanation of your own.
However, regardless, even without the above reasoning behind it, my actions could not actually, according to Wikipedia:Vandalism, "legitimately be defined as vandalism". This guideline states that "any good-faith effort to improve the encyclopedia, even if misguided or ill-considered, is not vandalism", and my reversion, which served to remove POV, clearly falls under the classification of a "good-faith effort to improve the encyclopedia".
Note that I do not claim that your edits were vandalism either. I originally suspected that your first addition to the article was vandalism as explained above, but your first response on this page to my explanation revealed that it was rather your POV, which, as the guideline states, is not vandalism. I also said that "your continued insistence on adding this content will be treated as vandalism" because after that message, you would be aware that POV is unacceptable, and would then likely be making the edits in poor faith. But prior to that, I see it only as a perhaps misguided edit. I would strongly recommend reviewing Wikipedia:Five pillars, and in fact, I would recommend becoming a named user so that your edits will be distinguished from those of others using this IP, and so that you will become more familiar with proper process and style. But whatever your choice, enjoy editing. --IapetusTALK|C|@ 20:59, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Getting an account[edit]

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Klingons: similar races[edit]

Hey there. You restored a section that I removed from the Klingon entry, regarding other races that are allegedly similar to Klingons. Personally, I don't see the similarities, other than their all being warrior races. This is why I started a Warrior races category; I felt it was more useful and practical. What value is there to having this section in the article? It would be great if Klingon could become a Featured Article, and I saw this section as detracting from that goal.--StAkAr Karnak 19:25, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Check these out[edit]

I noticed that whoever uses this account has a sense of humor, and so I thought I'd point this out to you:

Wikipedia:Silly Things

The special collections link is particularly amusing. --Get a load of this 11:25, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Can't Stop, Clown Will Eat Me?[edit]

Do you care to explain vandalism? I've done nothing but make good faith edits. Please explain. 155.84.57.253 21:07, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

This may be a mistake; I'm looking into it. DS 14:47, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

No mistake. Register if you wish to edit. --Pilotguy (roger that) 23:32, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Image:Westie.JPG at West Highland White Terrier.[edit]

Hi. As a significant contributor to the page in question, you are invited to this page to give your opinion on the inclusion or exclusion of Image:Westie.JPG in the article West Highland White Terrier. The specific criteria being examined appear to be:

  • its suitability on quality grounds; and
  • whether it is deemed of sufficient quality, is it more deserving of being shown than other images currently contained within the article, bearing in mind that another issue might be the limitation on including too many images in the article.

Your comments are eagerly awaited. Refsworldlee(chew-fat) 19:47, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Blocked[edit]

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DM[edit]

Hi, sorry about the abbreviation, but I had a limited number of characters available to explain. I should have put an explanation here too, perhaps, but since you are anonymous I wasn't sure whether you would be the same person next time you logged in. Anyway, DM, as defined in the article List of British words not widely used in the United States is the related article List of words having different meanings in British and American English. The phrase "knock up" is covered in the latter article.

The point, of course, is that words like "about-turn" belong in List of British words not widely used in the United States, since they simply aren't used in the US, whereas "knock up" is widely used in the US, just with a different meaning, see List of words having different meanings in British and American English#K. Does that seem reasonable? Rachel Pearce (talk) 21:16, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Juthani[edit]

Thanks for your edits. But, surname and last name are the exact same thing and Juthanis are not found in immigrant communities. They are all over the place.--Juthani1 (talk) 02:25, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

USAFA[edit]

Hi! I don't want to keep butting heads with you over your addition of the USAFA information in the Peregrine Falcon article. This would be completely appropriate (with your newly-added reference, of course) to the Falcon article. According the the USAFA's own website, the 1959 class only specified a falcon—and numerous Prairie Falcons and Gyrfalcons have served as mascots over the years, as well as the occasional Peregrine. MeegsC | Talk 22:56, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

The Benny Hill Show[edit]

Your insertion of the Thames Television logo into The Benny Hill Show article has been reversed -- again, as it violates Wikipedia's Fair Use Standards. The logo is not relevant to the article, as it only describes the producer of the show, not the show itself. Please understand this. Thank you for your cooperation. -- azumanga (talk) 04:15, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

April 2010[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, your addition of one or more external links to the page Viva has been reverted.
Your edit here was reverted by an automated bot that attempts to remove links which are discouraged per our external links guideline from Wikipedia. The external link you added or changed is on my list of links to remove and probably shouldn't be included in Wikipedia. I removed the following link(s): http://www.vivalaverne.blogspot.com. If the external link you inserted or changed was to a blog, forum, free web hosting service, or similar site, then please check the information on the external site thoroughly. Note that such sites should probably not be linked to if they contain information that is in violation of the creator's copyright (see Linking to copyrighted works), or they are not written by a recognised, reliable source. Linking to sites that you are involved with is also strongly discouraged (see conflict of interest).
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