User talk:Andjam

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Your interest in my wikipedian contributions[edit]

Apparently, you once asked me "What gives?" regarding my contribution to page of the user FairNBalanced in juxtaposition to my claim that my contribution to the Sacha Baron Cohen‎ page was my first. Clearly, you did not read the dates of my contributions to those respective pages, or else you would have noticed that my contribution to the Sacha Baron Cohen‎ was clearly my first, as it predated the other "contribution" by 25 days. Not only that, but I had also made a comment on a talk page of Junius Spencer Morgan. All of these contributions are easily verifiable and clearly marked. Now then, was there a point to your question?Shabeki (talk) 13:36, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

The comment I made was

Your edit to User talk:FairNBalanced

Hi Shabeki,

According to your comment here, you first edited wikipedia on 13 January, 2007. And yet here, you leave a comment on the talk page of a user who last edited in October 2006. What gives? Andjam 00:15, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

I was asking you why you were leaving a message to a user who stopped editing wikipedia before you first started editing. Andjam (talk) 13:18, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

So I could have a better idea of what conforms to wikipedia's standards and (judging by his rather acrimonious departure) what does not. That, and the chance to say goodbye to a rather brusque guy I never had the misfortune of meeting. Any other questions?Shabeki (talk) 13:36, 27 April 2008 (UTC)
Why say goodbye to someone you never met? Andjam (talk) 12:20, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
Technically, very few wikipedia users have met one another. That in itself does not preclude people from saying a few words of goodbye if a person leaves the community. While I never knew the person during his tenure here, I nonetheless saw it fitting to say a few parting words given his history of apparently leaving such comments of a similarly strong nature. Perhaps it would seem foolish to leave a comment for someone who would (allegedly) never read it. But obviously, you read it and your interest in it has been so piqued as to ask me about it repeatedly. So apparently, it served its intended effect.Shabeki (talk) 07:36, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Ashida Kim[edit]

I'll be removing the NPOV and BLP warning tags next week unless someone objects as the discussion has died out and the article seems to have settled in at an generally acceptable version. --Nate1481(t/c) 11:39, 2 May 2008 (UTC)


What is your interest in this article anyway? –– Lid(Talk) 03:43, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Sydney meetup[edit]

See you there! :) Alastair Haines (talk) 09:55, 7 May 2008 (UTC)


In case you couldn't find me. My talk page etc. is thisaway --> ...Cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 05:10, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I'll try to get in touch some time. Andjam (talk) 13:14, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Me too! :) Alastair Haines (talk) 15:35, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Daniel Brandt (prosecutor)[edit]

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I use Twinkle for new-page patrol, so it must be some sort of bug in Twinkle. I've never noticed that before. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I'll send a note to the Twinkle developers, because I would definitely not call speedy-tagging "minor." - Realkyhick (Talk to me) 00:41, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Wael Abbas[edit]

I don't have any memory of it, as I'm making about 50-75 edits per minute. If you thought it was a good faith edit, please feel free to restore it. Cheers, --Ryan Delaney talk 19:05, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Hey thank you for your response on putting the article on deletion review Wikipedia:Deletion review#Wael abbas, cause I was merely only trying to add useful information on Wikipedia. Sorry for the late response, Cheers! (Abdowiki 21:01, 4 August 2008 (UTC))

Your recent requests for deletion[edit]

I would advise your to take care of WP:POINT.
It is not constructive to start these processes a few minutes after discovering two articles that do not fit the way you see wp and without reading the talk pages or discuss there... Ceedjee (talk) 11:23, 27 July 2008 (UTC)


Wow, that's embarrassing. I don't know if I've ever made that spelling mistake before... I must have been feeling passionate and writing quickly when I prepared the cfd. Thanks for pointing it out anyway. - TheMightyQuill (talk) 15:23, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

unrealistic and offensive[edit]

I accept your comments regarding minor changes. Speaking of poor etiquette.... Common sense would indicate that the citation for the characterization of honor killings in Iran as "unrealistic and offensive" would be the citation at the end of the sentence. I don't think it's too much to ask for an editor to read the citation before marking citation etc????? Thank you. Huangdi (talk) 21:49, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Taner Akçam[edit]

Most of the sources are in English. Which claims are you referring to? --Adoniscik(t, c) 17:24, 12 August 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for the note, I think there was a security breach with some scripting, and I've cleaned it up now. But what a weird thing to spam... thanks again. -- Fuzheado | Talk 16:55, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Honore killyng[edit]

You misunderstood me. The article honour is at that spelling. --erachima talk 21:14, 20 September 2008 (UTC)


Now that was an awesome edit summary.. :D Prince of Canada t | c 10:33, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of List of customs considered abhorrent[edit]

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Comment edits[edit]

Before you edit the comments of another editor, it's usually a good idea to run it by the editor in question first. In this case, me. And incidentally, I don't think there's any BLP issue in that instance. It's hardly defamatory to a person use a recent commonly-reported controversy involving a high-profile political figure as the basis of a joke, even if the "controversy" has been settled to have become a "non-issue". Good Ol’factory (talk) 06:48, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

BLP tends to be revert first, ask questions later. I've raised it at Wikipedia:Biographies_of_living_persons/Noticeboard#Accusation_about_Sarah_Palin. Andjam (talk) 09:39, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
The point is that it's not really anything to do with BLP. It wasn't defamatory toward any living person. It was a reference to an unnamed (and apparently nonexistent) person at a political rally, not one against Palin. You don't edit others' comments unless there is a clear violation. It wouldn't have hurt to wait a few hours by at least notifying me first. Or at least let me know what you had done, rather than letting me discover it myself. In terms of your approach, in this case you reverted but then asked no questions. That would have been a minimum courtesy that I thought I could have expected. Good Ol’factory (talk) 20:34, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Nonfictional parents who killed their children[edit]

I'm planning on nominating Category:Parents who killed their children for deletion at some stage, and I wanted to let you know that it won't be intended as trying to prove a point. Andjam (talk) 12:15, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for the notice.
Since you feel that misinterpretation may be a concern, you may wish to add a parenthetical disclaimer in the nomination too. - jc37 20:59, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Sarah Palin[edit]

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Rashik Khalidi[edit]

Sorry. You are quite right.Historicist (talk) 16:41, 1 December 2008 (UTC)Historicist

What is "coatracking content" ?[edit]

When you deleted the internet filtering stuff from Stephen Conroy's page, your description was "Deleting coatracking content". What does this mean? cojoco (talk) 03:58, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation.cojoco (talk) 04:15, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

Do you feel the last para at Michael Atkinson is a coatrack? Timeshift (talk) 20:15, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Gov. Palin again[edit]

I am the one who added the information about Gov. Palin defeating the Republican incumbent governor in the Republican primary and then a former two-term Democratic governor in the general election. I added that information months ago, then someone else added the names of, and links to, the two governors. The information is also available in the "governor" section.

I am the one who added the information. Hello4321 (talk) 09:57, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

query Andjam - RE: Reversion of poorly referenced claims Internet censorship[edit]

the Senator edited his blog post after it was quoted by others, his post in it's original form no longer exists except as fragmentary quotes, the page pointed to includes the subsequent user posts with the quotes,

i am sorry the Senator decided to erase the direct evidence.

the filters in use in Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia and China do NOT block peer to peer, therefore Australia will have the most oppressive filter on the planet. thats a simple fact.

how then is the section innaccurate? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:39, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

yes but...[edit]

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You know, it honestly wasn't, at least not on a conscious level. After two weeks of parsing everything I was told for levels for meaning, being extremely careful about how I phrased questions, being wary of what written amterial I left in hotel rooms, etc. I was so relieved to get home to freedom that even the absurd politics of a Wikipedia debate seemed wonderful. I'm not much of a Freud fan, but on a subconscious level, you are probably correct.Historicist (talk) 23:09, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Peter Graf[edit]

A year ago, you stubbified the article on Peter Graf because of BLP concerns. The article was then converted to a redirection to Steffi Graf because you had removed so much content that there was no point in having a separate article. I was not sure what BLP meant, but I now think that it means biography of living people, and I assume that your concerns were that there were no references whatsoever. I then checked whether much has been written about Peter Graf, which it has. It seems therefore that he is notable. So, does this mean that if I should write a new article and provide references for all the statements in the article that this would be the correct procedure, or have I got it all wrong? Coyets (talk) 17:35, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Cat Stevens[edit]

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Your comment[edit]

It sounded like a personal attack because it had nothing to do with the AFD and it is only about an editor. Joe Chill (talk) 13:08, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Holsworthy Barracks terror plot[edit]

I hope that you will look at this AFD.Historicist (talk) 17:30, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of Exploding donkey[edit]

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Removal of PROD from St. Paul's College, Sydney[edit]

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Baruch College[edit]

I ran into this article and saw serious copyvio issues. I saw that you made a major revert some time back. It looks like I might have to do the same. I have removed a large portion for serious copyvio's from different places. CrazyAces489 (talk) 07:58, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

Brisbane Paralympics workshop and meetup[edit]

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Hi. Your work on the Paralympics was noted at v:The History of the Paralympic Movement in Australia/List of contributors and I was wondering if you might be interested in being funded to attend our Paralympics Workshop in Brisbane on 26 & 27 May. Details can be found at v:The History of the Paralympic Movement in Australia/Meetings/Brisbane 26 May 2012, Wikipedia:Meetup/Brisbane/5 and [1]. Hope you are able to attend; let me know soon so we can arrange travel! John Vandenberg (chat) 13:16, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm no longer active in Wikipedia. I've acquired other time sinks over the past few years. Andjam (talk) 01:37, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

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Geography of Xena: Warrior Princess[edit]

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Wikipedia trainers requested in New South Wales[edit]

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A kitten for you![edit]

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I loved your note on Talk:Geography of Xena: Warrior Princess.

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P.S. Please discuss at Talk:Xena:_Warrior_Princess#Merge_proposal:_Geography_of_Xena:_Warrior_Princess_to_Xena:_Warrior_Princess. Bearian (talk) 22:17, 4 February 2014 (UTC)