User talk:Buster7

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Prints & Photographs Online Catalog. ```Buster Seven Talk 06:09, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

4,567,890 articles in Wikipedia[edit]


```Buster Seven Talk 16:00, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

For making and sharing this momentous event (and for a huge list of other things) you have been awarded the seldom-coveted THUMBS UP AWARD. Wear it with pride . . . . .. or please recycle.

Carptrash (talk) 16:09, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

I am truly honored. I have had a few "digits' pointed in my direction over the years but this is one of the best. TKS!```Buster Seven Talk

A Dobos torte for you![edit]

Dobos cake (Gerbeaud Confectionery Budapest Hungary).jpg 7&6=thirteen () has given you a Dobos Torte to enjoy! Seven layers of fun because you deserve it.

To give a Dobos Torte and spread the WikiLove, just place {{subst:Dobos Torte}} on someone else's talkpage, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend.

7&6=thirteen () 16:08, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Enjoy! More than just a bite. 7&6=thirteen () 16:08, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

I feel like a homeless guy that was standing by a fancy restaurant's window, looking in at the goodies on someone's plate and gets invited in to sit down for dinner. Thanks !!!!Buster Seven Talk 16:13, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
Unfortunately, Wikipedia is a lot like that for a lot of editors. We don't recognize a lot of the good editing that is done in the trenches. Long on criticism, short on rewards. There seems to be a systemic bias towards pokes, not strokes. I am not surprised that editor retention is an ongoing crisis.
But you deserve it on your own. So don't disparage the gift or yourself in the process. Cheers! 7&6=thirteen () 17:04, 6 January 2015 (UTC)


It has been pointed out to me that you seconded my nomination for "Editor of the Week", that was very kind of you as I don't remember coming across you before. Anyhow thanks, I remain astonished. J3Mrs (talk) 15:54, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Your advice is welcome[edit]

Hi User:Buster7 . I am coming to your talk page as I note you signed the The Autie Pact back in 2012. I am a non-neurotypical who lives with Autism in the form of Asperger Syndrome. If you know much about those of us on the Spectrum as well as Wikipedia editors on the Spectrum, you probably understand that editing and communication can be difficult enough for neurotypicals, excruciatingly difficult at times for editors like me with Autism. I am here on your talk page not because I am asking you to intervene, I am not canvassing for support. I am here because you signed the Autie Pact that is meant to be a way to move toward bridging the gap between neurotypical editors and editors with Autism Spectrum Disorder(s). Currently, there has been a discussion for a few days at AN/I regarding my ability to edit. I have been open there about being a person with Asperger's. When that information was brought forth, the reactions have been -- shall we say -- less than complimentary to those expressing their views about editors with Autism. This discussion and the comments from long-time and not-so-long-time editors is, in my opinion, an example of how far we still have to go in Wikipedia toward understanding that we are made up of editors with different editing styles and different ways of seeing the world. Of course, the difference in editors with Autism is more obvious and can be, at times, more maddening to neurotypicals. That said, with the rate of autism being somewhere between 1:55 - 1:110 and Wikipedia being a magnet for those with ASDs, I think it's fair to say that awareness is extremely important. Also important to remember is that discrimination against editors because they have ASDs is just not appropriate nor does it echo WP:AGF. If you are interested in seeing the thread at AN/I I am referring to, the link is here [1]. I have no expectation that you will look at it, my purpose here is really just awareness that Wikipedia still has a long way to go in the way of interactions and understanding between autism-spectrum editors and neurotypical editors. And, as the title of this section says, your advice would be welcome. Thanks for your time. -- WV 16:31, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

  • I looked! What I found was two very close wiki-friends and one very distant (and I like to keep it that way) wiki-provocateur. I made a personal pledge not to involve myself at ANY site where the provocateur shows up. So....I'm going to keep my distance and my counsel. Good luck. Buster Seven Talk 22:19, 13 January 2015 (UTC)


  • Buster, I wish I could make such promises and keep them. It's like I get drawn in by these shit magnets--a metaphor that backfires on me immediately. Thanks for your note, Drmies (talk) 17:03, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
    • @Drmies: Bedankt, my personal "shit magnet", who shall remain nameless, unknowingly taught me to stay out of the pastures (read "Drama-pages/articles). I feel he was responsible for my failed RfA which was, in hindsight, actually a huge favor. On a completely different and more stimulating subject: I was born near Antwerp 67 years ago and came to America when I was four. We spoke "Stekense", one of the hundreds of subtlety different dialects in Vlaams/Flemish. All my elders here in America are deceased so I haven't spoken my 'taal (what little I could remember) in many years. As you probably know Flemish, especially the dialects, are becoming lost. It was a big challenge for me to piece together that little sentence the other day at the WER talk page for User:Theobald Tiger. I just wonder how I did? Could you understand it? I almost never had to write in "Vlaams" except for the occasional "kerstdag" card. Just Curious!Buster Seven Talk 17:34, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
      • Yes--I remember seeing that, point me there again please. I remember reading it as different from my Dutch. "Stekense" is a new term for me: ah, I suppose it's a very localized dialect. Yes, my mother remembers when every single hamlet in West-Friesland had a recognizable dialect. That's all gone now, and I don't even know if I should link to West Friesland (region) or West Friesland (historical region). If I ever had an accent--well, I didn't, having been educated in middle-class schools in white neighborhoods where dialect was looked down on.

        Don't let your old language go. Please. Read children's books. Listen to the news--here. Belgium is already sad enough--they don't need any more people forgetting them. Oh, and Het verdriet van België didn't even exist as a redirect until just now, and the article is in dire need of help. (Don't know if you read it: it's really worth it.) Drmies (talk) 17:58, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

          • "point me there". I would love to discuss the whole Dutch/Flemish dichotomy as time goes on. I think there is an interesting article in there somewhere. Buster Seven Talk 18:13, 19 January 2015 (UTC)


OK, I had not seen that, haha--that's totally different and almost looks like Afrikaans to me. I can't find it right now, but I have a book, I think it's called Dutch: A Biography or something like that, published by I think Cambridge UP (or maybe Oxford). You might find it interesting. Drmies (talk) 18:35, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Yes..looks (and sounds) like Afrikaans, totally. I have met a few South Africans over the years and we have shared wonderful easy-flowing conversations of some length with very little misunderstanding or need for explanation. I can not say the same is true of conversations with my cousins, the Dutch. My Vlaams---the dialect I learned on my mothers lap and the one I still think in today--- never was changed by all the developments of the Dutch Language Union. Algemeen Beschaafd Nederlands had no effect on my 'taal since I and my family lived in the U.S. My dialect was not swallowed up by the Dutch language. That may be true of Afrikaans, I don't know. Buster Seven Talk 22:27, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

I just (1 minute ago)[edit]

ordered North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century for $4 inc. shipping. The hope is . . . . . ........ well you know what the hope is.. Will update as updates are in order. Carptrash (talk) 21:48, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Did you get it @ I'm a seller there! BustersBargainBasement. lol Buster Seven Talk 00:53, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Sad times in Chicago[edit]

Is there a movement afoot to rename Wrigley Field yet? Ernie signed things for me a couple times, and I never met a more gracious and positive athlete. He will be missed. John from Idegon (talk) 02:23, 26 January 2015 (UTC)