User talk:A Pocket Full of Sunshine

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{{helpme}} I just decided to start this account so that I can help improve aquarium fish related articles. So, please forgive any initial unfamiliarity with wikis. Is there anyway my signature can have the “Sunshine” be in yellow? Also, can anyone help to make my user page look more aquarium-esque? I see other users have these user boxes. Are there any fish related ones I can use? Finally, are there any tropical fish editing groups or anything like that I can join on this site? Thanks! A Pocket Full of Sunshine (talk) 13:50, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

hah, I glad you asked....the rules are here --> Wikipedia:Did_you_know#DYK_rules - either less than five days old or a five-fold expansion of an older article in less than five days. The article you ask is sitting on 1244 chars and needs to be > 1500. Not too much more. Will show you some stuff. Casliber (talk · contribs) 14:01, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
For your signature, build it as you'd like it to be on this page, or make yourself a sandbox: User:A Pocket Full of Sunshine/Sandbox. Then, when it looks right (keep it short, no images, no external links, no templates, make sure it links to this page), go to Special:Preferences and put it in the box provided. REDVƎRS 14:03, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
Hi! I keep trying but am thus far failing to get it to work. Any ideas? Thanks! --[[User:UserA Pocket Full of Sunshine|A Pocket Full of <font color="yellow">Sunshine</font>]] (talk) 14:24, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
Copy the following text
[[User:A Pocket Full of Sunshine|A Pocket Full of]] <font color="gold">[[User talk:A Pocket Full of Sunshine|Sunshine]]</font>
and put it in your preferences in the appropriate box; make sure the tick box marked "Sign my name using the provided wikitext" is ticked. REDVƎRS 09:08, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
Okay, trying that now. --A Pocket Full of Sunshine 16:32, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Fish[edit]

There is a wikiproject --> Wikipedia:WikiProject Fishes and its talk page - Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Fishes, where you can ask questions. Casliber (talk · contribs) 14:07, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! I have just joined. Is it possible for the userbox on my userpage to be on the right? --A Pocket Full of Sunshine (talk) 14:11, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
The page - Hyphessobrycon ulreyi would be helped with some facts about the fish in nature - where it comes from and some natural biology about it. You can ask at Wikipedia:WikiProject Fishes/Peer review -Banded archerfish might be a good one to copy categories and follow the format etc. Casliber (talk · contribs) 14:13, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
Re userbox. Forgot how I did that (someone did my page for me I am lousy with graphics and code...) Casliber (talk · contribs) 14:14, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
Okay, I have added a help request below so hopefully someone will know how to do it. Take care! --A Pocket Full of Sunshine 16:25, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

PS: I am in Australia and am about to go to sleep. A little bit larger and an interesting fact and it can go on DYK suggestion list. I'll check in tomorrow. Casliber (talk · contribs) 14:19, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

How about…"Did you know that Hyphessobrycon ulreyi is named for Albert B. Ulrey, the first biology instructor at Manchester College and the first marine biologist at the University of Southern California?" --[[User:A Pocket Full of Sunshine|A Pocket Full of <font color=#FFFF00>Sunshine</font>]] (talk) 16:28, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

I saw that you also joined WP:AQF, and I just wanted to also welcome you to Wikipedia. I'm not much of an expert on custom signatures, but I'm generally happy to try to answer questions. --Tryptofish (talk) 18:12, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for the welcome!  :) --A Pocket Full of Sunshine 16:33, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

How to make picture gallery on user page?[edit]

Template:TlX I have uploaded some aquarium photographs for possible future use in articles. Could someone please make these into a gallery on my user page? Thanks! A Pocket Full of Sunshine 14:55, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Have a look at the code - guide is at Wikipedia:Gallery tag. cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 15:02, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
Okay, will do. --A Pocket Full of Sunshine 16:08, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

How do you organize userboxes work?[edit]

{{helpme}} Can someone please help to line my userboxes up the right side of the screen as other users seem to have? Thanks! A Pocket Full of Sunshine 16:20, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - how's that? Advice on other ways at Wikipedia:Userboxes and Wikipedia:Userboxes/Grouping JohnCD (talk) 16:27, 23 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the help! A Pocket Full of Sunshine 14:13, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Fire belly newt photos[edit]

Hi there, I've just seen the photos posted under Fire Belly Newts and think you might want to remove them and take clearer photos. I'm having a hard time visuallizing the animal because your photo is really out of focus. Do learn to use the macro function on your camera before you take a close up photo, ok? Cheers sehsuan (talk)

Newsletter[edit]

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The Aquarium Fishes WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XII - August 2010
News
Discussions & Collaborations
Other
  • Activity in Wikiproject Aquarium fish has slowed to a crawl, it seems. We still have a few dedicated editors plus a few new faces. Any participation is appreciated, however we really can't tackle big projects with this level of activity. Give us a shout if you want to become active again!
  • We are now ready to restart the awards program, but no one has done it yet. If you are up for the challenge please come forward.
  • I made a mistake when distributing the last newsletter, sending it only to those who are on the non member newsletter list. Sorry.
  • An automatic newsletter bot would be appreciated.

Uploading Images[edit]

Hello fellow project member. You've expressed that you're good with uploading images...I'm working on the Painted turtle article and it could really use a dist. map. I have one saved on my desktop as a screenshot (it's from a google book that requires some money to look at). Anyway, if you're interested in helping me, I would need your e-mail address, and would much appreciate it.--NYMFan69-86 (talk) 15:20, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Amphibians and Reptiles assessment drive[edit]

At WikiProject Amphibians and Reptiles, in which you are listed as a member, we're working on a pretty massive backlog (1000+ articles!) of unassessed articles. We would appreciate it greatly if you would help assess the articles in the link. It's simple to do!

  1. Read over the article.
  2. On the discussion page, look for the {{AARTalk}} template. Add in a "class" and "importance" parameter if the template does not have them already. Example: {{AARTalk|class= |importance= }}
  3. For the class, fill in the article's quality using the WikiProject's quality scale: stub, start, C, B, GA, A, or FA. Most unassessed articles will probably be stubs or start class articles, and definitely B or lower.
  4. For the importance, fill in the article's importance to the WikiProject using the importance scale: low, mid, high, or top. Most unassessed articles will probably be low or mid importance.
  5. Then you're done!

It's not a difficult task, but there's a lot to get done. Our hope is that we can chip through the backlog and assess every article within the auspices of the project. Thanks, bibliomaniac15 00:31, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Newsletter[edit]

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The Aquarium Fishes WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XII - January 2011
News
Discussions & Collaborations
Other
  • Happy New Year!
  • We are now ready to restart the awards program, but no one has done it yet. If you are up for the challenge please come forward.

DRV[edit]

A notification that the Templates for Discussion discussion (oy, repetition) has been taken to a deletion review discussion. The Article Rescue Squadron was notified, and as notifications to previous involved parties isn't normal practise, I and a few ARS members agreed that, in the interests of transparency and fairness, we should let everyone know...hence this talkpage message ;).

If anyone has an issue with me sending these out, do drop me a note on my talkpage. Regards, Ironholds (talk) 10:31, 28 January 2012 (UTC)


You are suspected of sockpuppetry, which means that someone suspects you of using multiple Wikipedia accounts for prohibited purposes. Please make yourself familiar with the notes for the suspect, then respond to the evidence at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/WR Reader. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Reyk (talkcontribs)

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This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

A Pocket Full of Sunshine (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribsdeleted contribsabuse filter logcreation logchange block settingsunblock)


Request reason:

I am making this request per checkuser and administrator HelloAnnoying's comment here. I have not done anything since his post that justified a different admin ignoring his decision. I apologize if I did anything wrong, but I am an article creator with good contributions and request another chance. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Decline reason:

OK, here's what I see...
  • Socking
  • Unwarranted retaliatory SPI report (deleted - admins only)
  • Personal attacks - [1] [2]
I'd need to see you address all of those problems before I'd even consider the possibility of an unblock -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 16:47, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first and then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

I've formatted your request so that your reason is properly included. No comment on the merits, as yet. UltraExactZZ Said ~ Did 14:41, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
Okay. As you can see at here, there is next to no similarity between myself and the other account. There is ONE discussion in which we both commented. I did not count exactly, but it appears that dozens of different editors commented in that same discussion. We share no other overlapping or similar edits. That other account has commented in several other discussions, none of which I ever participated in. Heck, I would not have even commented in that one discussion had it not been brought to my attention. I use a major ISP that perhaps millions use. It would not surprise me that in any discussion with so many participants, at least a few editors have IPs from that company. I see the checkuser did not even say "Confirmed", which is hardly a shocker, because I am guessing the only similarities was having an IP from the same company and commenting in one discussion together. I may not be able to persuade that you that that other account is not mine and heck, it might even seem wise to just pretend it is so I could offer some bogus apology or something, but I am not willing to lie just to get unblocked, because I refuse to have such an account as that other one associated with me. The other guy/gal may well be someone's sock account, but nope, it is not mine. My edit history is making contributions to fish articles. There is nothing really similar about me and the other account. I commented in one discussion with dozens of others. I wouldn't be surprised if several people in that discussion, including those who voted the other way use the same ISP as I do. I should not be railroaded on a possible hunch by some that someone else who is not in fact confirmed to be me and cannot possibly be because it isn't. I can tell you one thing, I will not get duped into commenting in any discussions from off site guys again! --A Pocket Full of Sunshine 18:17, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
Well, seeing as you were blocked for sockpuppetry, your unblock request didn't suggest any denial of it, you merely apologised for what you'd done, and you appeared to be endorsing Annyong's statement that it was a first-time sockpuppetry offence, you can hardly be surprised when you are assumed to be apologising for sockpuppetry. You need to make a new unblock request, which someone else will review. -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 19:25, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
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This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

A Pocket Full of Sunshine (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribsdeleted contribsabuse filter logcreation logchange block settingsunblock)


Request reason:

Okay. As you can see at here, there is next to no similarity between myself and the other account. There is ONE discussion in which we both commented. I did not count exactly, but it appears that dozens of different editors commented in that same discussion. We share no other overlapping or similar edits. That other account has commented in several other discussions, none of which I ever participated in. Heck, I would not have even commented in that one discussion had it not been brought to my attention. I use a major ISP that perhaps millions use. It would not surprise me that in any discussion with so many participants, at least a few editors have IPs from that company. I see the checkuser did not even say "Confirmed", which is hardly a shocker, because I am guessing the only similarities was having an IP from the same company and commenting in one discussion together. I may not be able to persuade that you that that other account is not mine and heck, it might even seem wise to just pretend it is so I could offer some bogus apology or something, but I am not willing to lie just to get unblocked, because I refuse to have such an account as that other one associated with me. The other guy/gal may well be someone's sock account, but nope, it is not mine. My edit history is making contributions to fish articles. There is nothing really similar about me and the other account. I commented in one discussion with dozens of others. I wouldn't be surprised if several people in that discussion, including those who voted the other way use the same ISP as I do. I should not be railroaded on a possible hunch by some that someone else who is not in fact confirmed to be me and cannot possibly be because it isn't. I can tell you one thing, I will not get duped into commenting in any discussions from off site guys again!

Decline reason:

Enough with this. The disruption you've caused lately is really quite astonishing. You know where to go to request an unban, in 6 months per WP:OFFER. Amalthea 00:41, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first and then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.