User talk:Cyrius

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Thanks for deleting my picture. It was only for my userpage. I hope deleting it brightened your day. - Serious Cat 08:38, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

FAR for Galveston Hurricane of 1900[edit]

Galveston Hurricane of 1900 has been nominated for a featured article review. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to featured quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, articles are moved onto the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Remove" the article from featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Reviewers' concerns are here.--Nilfanion (talk) 23:33, 19 November 2007 (UTC)


I just ran across Category:Wikipedia administrators open to recall. Were you aware of this? I think it's neat, but i'm not an admin, so i figured i'd pass it along to the only admin i know. Foobaz·o< 18:26, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

P.S. I recently passed 3000 edits. :-)

/quit message[edit]

I keep forgetting to tell you on IRC,so I'll tell you here; I love your /quit message. :D IceKarma 04:09, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:Pending deletion[edit]

Template:Pending deletion has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. Thank you. Marlith T/C 05:10, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Arbitration Filed in the "Hacker" article[edit]

In accordance with clause (4) of the Arbitration Filing Procedure, you are hereby being notified that you have been mentioned as a contributing party to the article and you can make a statement.

You can find the claim, and make your statement here.

I am required to tell you this information I am the filing party for the arbitration claim.

Andrew81446 (talk) 06:28, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Berlin Wine Tastings[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, Berlin Wine Tastings, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Berlin Wine Tastings. Thank you. Nunquam Dormio (talk) 11:50, 9 March 2008 (UTC)


Okay, thanks for the info, that should be sufficient. Cirt (talk) 20:25, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Template:Infobox Mobile phone documentation[edit]

You might want to add some documentation to explain the distinction between "memory" and "storage" - and update the example to use "storage", as the phone in question is running Windows Mobile and thus arguably "computery". (For extra credit, appropriately update other pages using that template. :-)) Guy Harris (talk) 23:48, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Texas Barnstar[edit]

For your help in creating Wikipedia:WikiProject Texas, I award you the first Texas Barnstar: TexasBarnstar.png Paxsimius (talk) 03:38, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Homestar Runner logo.png)[edit]

Nuvola apps important blue.svg Thanks for uploading Image:Homestar Runner logo.png. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that all non-free media not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. BJBot (talk) 07:24, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Christian the lion[edit]

Thanks but someone else made it anyway. I think outright deletion is kind of harsh simply because someone pasted part of it from an article. All I did was dig the page out of the google cache from the last time you guys deleted it. Knowledge will be free, rules or no rules. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Onsen (talkcontribs) 16:14, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Userpage katz[edit]


MfD nomination of Wikipedia:Kick the ass of anyone who renominates GNAA for deletion before 2007[edit]

Wikipedia:Kick the ass of anyone who renominates GNAA for deletion before 2007, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:Kick the ass of anyone who renominates GNAA for deletion before 2007 and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Wikipedia:Kick the ass of anyone who renominates GNAA for deletion before 2007 during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. VG 15:43, 17 October 2008 (UTC) VG 15:43, 17 October 2008 (UTC)


I have nominated 2004 Atlantic hurricane season for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Remove" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. –Juliancolton Happy Holidays 01:26, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

NowCommons: File:Brazil hurricane.jpg[edit]

File:Brazil hurricane.jpg is now available on Wikimedia Commons as Commons:File:Brazil hurricane 2004-03-26.jpg. This is a repository of free media that can be used on all Wikimedia wikis. The image will be deleted from Wikipedia, but this doesn't mean it can't be used anymore. You can embed an image uploaded to Commons like you would an image uploaded to Wikipedia, in this case: [[File:Brazil hurricane 2004-03-26.jpg]]. Note that this is an automated message to inform you about the move. This bot did not copy the image itself. --Erwin85Bot (talk) 16:05, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

RfD nomination of List of animals that explode[edit]

I have nominated List of animals that explode (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) for discussion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at the discussion page. Thank you.  – iridescent 08:49, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Pending deletions[edit]

I have nominated Category:Pending deletions (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at the discussion page. Thank you. ViperSnake151  Talk  15:27, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Talk:A Different Drum[edit]

 Ciphers (talk) 08:12, 4 October 2009 (UTC) -->
sure! I had better check the history of the page. thanks for your comment, and sorry for inconvenience. best --Ciphers (talk) 06:10, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

USPS Acronym Issue[edit]

Please see the talk article (Talk:USPS).

Jfiander (talk) 01:51, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

Re: Eathquake[edit]

Not a problem! —  Cargoking  talk  08:51, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Save wikipedia[edit]

hello sir,from last 2 months an administrator spaceman spiff is blocking my account,whenever i make any new account she block it.sheis using his rights in a wrong way.i was simply edited indian epic article first.she blocked me because she cannot see improved indian epic articles.she made a trick that she blocked my 1 account and after it whenever i made any new account she blocked it for sockpupettry.she now doesn'tallow me to talk on discussion page,this is not fair we all give donation to wikipedia not for giving admin priviledge s to user like spaceman,wikipedia is for all not for her only —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:24, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

User talk:Tbsdy lives[edit]

Please undelete User talk:Tbsdy lives. User talk pages are not speedy deleted, if deletion is desired, MfD is the place to go, and even then policy is generally against deletion. DuncanHill (talk) 21:52, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

WP:CSD criteria U1, which you gave as the criterion for deletion, specifically excludes user talk pages. "U1. User request. Personal user pages and subpages (but not user talk pages) upon request by their user. In some rare cases there may be administrative need to retain the page. In exceptional cases user talk pages may be deleted via Miscellany for Deletion (see right to vanish); they are not eligible for speedy deletion under this criterion." DuncanHill (talk) 21:56, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

  • I've done this per WP:DELTALK. Tbsdy should feel free to email Oversight if there is anything in particular he wants redacted. –xenotalk 21:56, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Thanks Xeno. Tbsdy was already aware that user talk pages are not speedied, as it was raised as an issue when he reclaimed his admin tools. DuncanHill (talk) 21:58, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

I didn't see any reason to try to make him stick around in order to attempt to have his stuff deleted. He just wants to go away. Keeping his talk page serves little purpose except to aggravate him and cause more bad feelings. -- Cyrius| 22:07, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, Cyrius! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

--Kumioko (talk) 03:53, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Acspsg unblock request[edit]

If you check in anytime soon, could you review this unblock from a block you made over three years ago? The user says he's grown up and has some specific areas where he wants to contribute. Daniel Case (talk) 18:52, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

As you can see he's explained this. I also have no problem with that ... it can be seen in the future that he had a shaky start, which will help deter vandalism. Daniel Case (talk) 15:22, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Template:PD USGov listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Template:PD USGov. Since you had some involvement with the Template:PD USGov redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). Sfan00 IMG (talk) 11:06, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

December 2011[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to Wikipedia, at least one of your recent edits, such as the one you made to List of LNG terminals, did not appear to be constructive and has been reverted or removed. Please use the sandbox for any test edits you would like to make, and read the welcome page to learn more about contributing constructively to this encyclopedia. Mifter (talk) 23:26, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Cyrius,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.

Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chlopeck (talkcontribs) 14:06, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
Seattle Public Library
  • Date Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • Time 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location Seattle Public Library Meeting Room 1 on Level 4, Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle WA, 98104
  • Event An editathon on Seattle-related Wikipedia articles with Wikipedia tutorials and Librarian assistance on hand.
  • Hashtag #wikiloveslib or #glamwiki.
  • Registration or use on-wiki regsistration.

Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 04:19, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Articles deletion[edit]

Dear Cyrius,

I apologize for the inconvenience, but have no other way than appealing for administrators’ help recover a deleted article.

I published a film article entitled Drits (Derivas), a film by Portuguese director Ricardo Costa. It is the second film from an autobiographic trilogy, Faraways. The article was kept untouched by several months. To my surprise, it was recently eliminated and redirected to the director’s page with no discussion. I undid the redirection, but saw the article was proposed to deletion. Reason: independent, verifiable, secondary resources. I argued that the article couldn’t have but primary sources (the producer’s ones) as it is an upcoming film, like many others listed at upcoming films. A film that has not yet been premiered or distributed may not be commented. Besides, none of the films so listed has ever been deleted or even contested.

At last, in discussion, user User:reddogsix proposed that the article should be renamed to Drifts (film) or similar, and at the same time put at the disambiguation page of Dritf this reference «Drifs, unreleased film by Ricardo Costa (filmmaker). I created a new page for the same article entitled Drifts (Portuguese film). As the semantic root “drift” seemed to be the problem, I replaced the article name to Derivas (Drifts) and published it once more with some improvements. As a result, the article was fast deleted and I blocked for three days.

In the meantime, a new article about the trilogy was published: Faraways, which was proposed to fast deletion as well by the same user, User:reddogsix.

Although unreleased, although having no reliable secondary sources, Drifts is unquestionably an outstanding film for its uniqueness and characteristics: autobiography, comedy, docufiction, metafiction in one. I guess that “outstanding” may be a synonym for “notable” in such cases and that articles like this shouldn’t be deleted without previous cared analyses: important information may be lost.

This sequence of interventions is clearly a personal attack by User:reddogsix, supported by two or three user friend. It has no other explanation. It contributes in nothing to improve articles quality. Mists article, which I created on 10 September 2010, is the latest example. The article structure was unreasonably modified, loosing clarity and useful content.

NOTE: sent to 30 administrators.

Thanks for your attention, User:Tertulius 21:16, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

An RfC that you may be interested in...[edit]

As one of the previous contributors to {{Infobox film}} or as one of the commenters on it's talk page, I would like to inform you that there has been a RfC started on the talk page as to implementation of previously deprecated parameters. Your comments and thoughts on the matter would be welcomed. Happy editing!

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