User talk:Buster7

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NOTICE THE SEQUENCE

```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

Just stopping by...[edit]

I just wanted to stop by and say that I think you've been doing an excellent job with WER. Just because it doesn't happen to dovetail with one member's expectations or ideas doesn't mean that it's not working. Intothatdarkness 15:23, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Thank you darkness. One of the many hats I wear in RL is artist. Over the years I've had a few art shows and viewings. Many artists will spend hours "wrangling" with some critic that doesn't like their interpretations or compositions or color palette. I'm no different. We ignore the majority of viewers that smile in appreciation but harangue endlessly with the critic. WE all just want to be loved I guess. . Buster Seven Talk 16:56, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
Yeah. I seem to recall that Dennis had some wrangling to do in the early days as well. It does tend to get frustrating when one critic assumes that their interpretation is correct or superior when they didn't actually create the work themselves. I've not done art, but have experienced this with writing. Intothatdarkness 17:03, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
And please understand, you are loved.Carptrash (talk) 18:20, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, my friend. I just ordered Contemporary Women Artists by Laurie and Kevin Hillstrom. I think it weighs about 10lbs.. Buster Seven Talk 18:28, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Congrats![edit]

Our idea was a success! Thomas.W (don't ping him) has returned. Ah.. It is a relief when old friends return. This is another success of our WER project. Should we share this success with our other members? Jim Carter 03:19, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Absolutely!Tell the members the good news. We just were criticized and questioned about whether WER actually does anything. But lets share it without saying who the returning editor is...we don't want to treat T.W. badly or anything. He may not like being used as a success story....but he is. Thanks for getting me involved in this success story, Jim. . Buster Seven Talk 04:26, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
Wait....@Jim Carter:...What makes you think he has returned? I don't see (user contributions page) any editing that he is doing? Are you sure he is back? Lets be sure before we Brag about it. . Buster Seven Talk 04:33, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
He has made this this and this edits just few hours ago. While he hasn't removed the retired tag yet but I assume he has returned. As the above mentioned edits where made after we send him that mail and he suddenly made three edits after being inactive for almost a month, I'm almost sure he is back. What you think? Jim Carter 04:47, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
Yea, he seems back. . Buster Seven Talk 04:53, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
Should I go ahead and mention about this success at WT:WER? Jim Carter 05:00, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
Yes. . Buster Seven Talk 05:10, 4 February 2015 (UTC)


Emptiness[edit]

We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel;
But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness of the wheel depends.
We turn clay to make a vessel;
But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness of the vessel depends.
We pierce doors and windows to make a house;
And it is on these spaces where there is nothing that the usefulness of the house depends.
Therefore just as we take advantage of what is, we should recognize the usefulness of what is not.

Sofa[edit]

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Have a seat.
Take a load off.
Put 'yer feet up.
Pet the cat.
Drink the Tea.
. Buster Seven Talk 14:12, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Eddy Award[edit]

It's possible that the screening of nominees might need tigtning. But, I'll leave that to you & others. GoodDay (talk) 21:11, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Since the beginning I have screened just about every nominee...especially those that had not received a second after the 2 week period. They got extra scrutiny. I did NOT look for reasons to vacate the nomination. I looked FOR reasons to support it. I looked for positive actions above and beyond what was mentioned in the nomination.
These editors were not being placed in nomination for adminship or for the Oscars. Its a simple weekly award of thanks. I can assure you, the editor bluntly asking for honest feedback has never placed anyone up for the award and has never seconded a nomination and has never even commented at the nomination pages...ever. . Buster Seven Talk 21:25, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Seeing as only 'one' editor (Ottawhitech) has complained, I doubt there's much to be concerned about. So, no probs here. GoodDay (talk) 21:29, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
His claim is completely baseless. 100%. But, it does give me the opportunity to ask if you would be interested in doing some of the vetting of nominees at the Eddy Awards. Like I said, we are not looking for problems and, if we do find something problematic (which has happened) we usually just wait for a few weeks until the Drama or whatever it was has passed and then ask the nominator to re-submit. I think its happened twice. . Buster Seven Talk 21:36, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
The potential for me to get into trouble is too risky. I'm still on siteban probation 'til May 21 & having any editors angry with me, can easily lead to my wiki-demise. GoodDay (talk) 21:46, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
We certainly don't want that. I just thought I would ask. May 21st. Isn't that Mothers Day?`. Buster Seven Talk 21:49, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
In Canada, Mother's Day falls on May 10, this year. GoodDay (talk) 21:51, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

I noticed that Ottawahitech mentioned & pinged EC, in his post. I'm hoping it's not another attempt by someone to 'bait' EC. Anyways, I'm glad EC has avoided the discussion. GoodDay (talk) 16:35, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

IMO the whole thing is just residual drama. Buster's done a great job of running this program (as has those who have helped along the way and continue to help). I avoid ER due to some of the drama and grandstanding that goes on from time to time, but it's certainly a needed activity and the Eddy is a great part of that. Intothatdarkness 18:53, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Ty, Into. You are also invited to assist at anytime. One of my simple desires is that WER members would go to the week's awardees talk page and offer their personal 2¢ in acknowledgment. If 20 strangers, 20 well-known strangers, came to the page I think retaining that editor and strengthening the resolve of that editor to keep doing whatever it is they are doing is increased. Editor retention happens one editor at a time. . Buster Seven Talk 14:22, 5 March 2015 (UTC)