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Requesting a second look...

What do you think of User:Srikarkashyap? My inner duck is quacking this may be another Chanyakasock, but I'm not 100% sure. - The Bushranger One ping only 03:30, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Harpies? Why not succubi? ;) - The Bushranger One ping only 10:28, 1 January 2012 (UTC)
Hmm. I looked through all the tagged Chansocks and couldn't find the edits related to those...think you can dig 'em up? I got my knuckles rapped last time at SPI for not providing more specific diffs vs. just "the duck is quacking" so I'd like to have some firepower going in this time. grin - The Bushranger One ping only 10:41, 1 January 2012 (UTC)
  • My bad~! IIRC, should be one of his throw-away IP sock accounts so there's really little chance to link them together. Hence, I'd strongly suggest that you drop them for the time being, he's bound to slip up somewhere somehow due to his mega-egoistical/nationalistical nature that's bigger than the roman colosseum and worst than a Leo. (PS:Man... I really need to sleep, badly~!) --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 09:32, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

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Thanks for doing that, is that an admin tool or can mere mortals like me use it as well?--Mike - Μολὼν λαβέ 14:58, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

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  • No problem at all, just my way of helping where I can. BTW, that PDUSGOV mugshot of yours reminded me of a redneck friend from stateside Georgia, only difference... you look way better~! grin --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 15:57, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Haha! Thanks, I'm a native New Yorker, from Brooklyn, no less, but must have inherited some redneck gene as I never moved back when I left the Corps (can't own any damn guns there!). Thanks again for doing that for me, as coordinator of the firearms and cutlery projects that may come in handy in the future!--Mike - Μολὼν λαβέ 17:01, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

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I also hope to point out that it's unconventional for an editor to make an edit that got reverted, makes the edit again, and expects the other editor to begin a discussion. (see WP:BRD) I hope you'll appreciate my extra courtesy in not reverting your edit a second time as I started the discussion on the article discussion page. --Deryck C. 23:26, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Thank you but no offence as I do think I've made my points within the context of WP guidelines and policies, especially on WP:UNDUE, WP:NOTTRAVEL and lastly... WP:BURDEN for you. Not being harsh but the aforementioned article page isn't the first one where I've removed directory-looking kind of unencyclopedic information(s), though you're free to reinsert them if you think I've made the wrong call. --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 13:14, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

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Trout slap due?

A belated Happy New Year!

Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#User Wee Curry Monster

Your usual sanity check would be welcome. Wee Curry Monster talk 00:55, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

  • You're alright, just change the trout to a minnow, Chinese New Year over here and we all love minnow for soup. BTW, alls well ends well. Don't sweat it, alright? Eh? Eh? grin --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 08:06, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Annonymous1290

Thanks for warning and reporting this troll Dave. I suspect that he or she is a school-aged troll though, which at least makes a nice change from the many, many adult trolls who are active at the moment ;) Regards, Nick-D (talk) 10:56, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Well, that did crossed my mind but I had to do what I had to do. grin Call me a dick if you will but at least I'm not an asshole like them trolls/vandals. --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 11:04, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Beta C-Mag

An editor there has posted on my unprotected talk page, asking for you. :) ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 05:59, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

  • Thanks and noted, please proceed to ignore, highly suspicious account bordering on trolling there, best to apply WP:DENY. Don't believe? Take a look at his first few edits and see if you can spot something amiss, and it has nothing to do with him claiming being a German user, but yet he conveniently missed out on something so German (his German account reeks of a returned user, spanking newly registered too!) in his first serious contribution with regards to a particular captioning in the image. grin --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 08:42, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

US Army tanks and artillery designations on Wiki

Dave, If you have the time check the bottom section on my talk page. Jack--Jackehammond (talk) 07:10, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Talk:United Kingdom

I don't get it. Are you trying to insult me, everyone there, or no-one at all? It's not clear, and you seem to have left a misformatted ref tag behind. Ghmyrtle (talk) 11:27, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Well, the ref thing seems to have magically disappeared somehow, so I don't know what happened there. What I don't understand is this "Facepalm" thing - it comes across as abusive and insulting, whatever your intentions might have been. I'm not making any assumptions, just saying that it's not clear what you were trying to say. Ghmyrtle (talk) 17:11, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
PS: OK, I've now read this.... and also this, so I sort of get it - but NB: "If there is doubt that a recipient would take it in good humor, you should not use it." - presumably because it's easy to confuse with this. Ghmyrtle (talk) 17:18, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
You are certainly misinterpreting things if you think I "feel really passionate" about it...!!! But, it is a highly contentious area, and "jokes", or comments that can easily be misunderstood, tend to inflame rather than pacify feelings. Ghmyrtle (talk) 07:59, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Well, at least unlike other people you made the effort to clarify things up with me first instead of playing the victim card and that I salute you. Best and out. --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 10:56, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:School and university projects/NNU Class Project/Winter 2012

Hi folks. The students are going to become active soon. We could use some input in these areas:

(Input)
(Your ticks)
(Improvements)

Many thanks. (For those up to speed, pls consider this post just a CC) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 16:13, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

The faint scent of sock?

Can you take a look at User:Mrt3366 and tell me if he's faintly quacking like our old friend "the not so Great"? - The Bushranger One ping only 18:34, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

  • Whoa! How did this guy got through from under the radar? Cyberduck icon.png It looks like a duck to me... That sure smells like him, especially on Indian Navy, K missile family and Agni (pronounced as Acne???). --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 18:45, 19 February 2012 (UTC)
  • This [1] smells suspicious as well...care to do the SPI honors? There's just enough pointing the other way that, combined with the obvious vendetta he seems to have declared against me (more evidence?) that I don't want it to seem COIy for me to do it. - The Bushranger One ping only 20:41, 19 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Nah... you-know-who could well be a disciple of that not-so-great-one and hence I'm keeping a low profile, even on SPI, avoiding it like the plague (to paraphrase Bugs!). --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 00:01, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
So CTG is still up to his/her/its games? I'm so glad I never gave his sorry racist rear end an ounce of respect when he was a still allowed to edit here! ;) - BilCat (talk) 00:26, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
Very much so. Essentially a new sock a day. - The Bushranger One ping only 01:40, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
Wow! Someone has just a little too much time on their hands, methinks. _ BilCat (talk) 17:04, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
IOW, How many socks should a sockchanckya chuck if a sockchankya could chuck socks? :) - BilCat (talk) 22:39, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

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Outraged of Argentina...

My spidy sense is tingling again. [2] an editor who hasn't edited for 2 years, another editor who suddenly started editing after a long gap [3] and another disruptive (blocked) editor with a big gap [4]. All suddenly coming alive to disrupt Falkland Islands in the middle of a GA drive again. Do you think these are sleeper accounts? Wee Curry Monster talk 12:43, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

  • Facepalm3.svg Supreme facepalm of destiny... Not the first time and from the looks of them all, it is highly likely quacking or meatpuppeteering, best to get the big guns to handle this. Might I suggest to get User:The Bushranger for help? --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 16:25, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
    • (talk page stalker) Thou hast summoned me...and unfortunatly these possible socks are too stale to be CU'd. However, given the *ahem* long history of the Falvinas dispute, it's entirely possible that any Argentine-based editor would be...vociferous on that article's talk page. - The Bushranger One ping only 17:03, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Ah... my favourite TPS! Strange but now that you mentioned it, with the exception of Chilean IPs, the rest of Latin American (plus some Spanish retards, aka SPANIARD!) IP losers are behind the Argies again. It is the same thing on other internet websites now, as evidently Gibraltar seems to be another connection for them all. What gives? --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 17:10, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
My gut tells me something is rotten in the state of Denmark, all of these old accounts springing to life all of a sudden. If someone could keep a lid on the disruptive editing and the fractious comments it would help. BTW Dave I'm half-Spanish you get nationalist retards in all countries. Wee Curry Monster talk 22:34, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

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  • Given the reality of the what actually happened, I must say that I'm more for the "Option B" as the current version sounds a wee bit too clumsy in the description of the whole process, even my boy's English language tutor is of the same opinion. --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 18:58, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Your comment would be welcome, I don't necessarily agree but the more the merrier. As I said on the language board, the original text was supposed to convey that defeat did not dissuade Argentina from continuing to pursue its claim. The spin put on it is daft. Wee Curry Monster talk 19:09, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
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For info Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Alex79818. Wee Curry Monster talk 13:08, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:School and university projects/NNU Class Project/Winter 2012/Article management

If you are going to add some ticks, now's the time, so the others will know what needs doing. Many thanks, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 03:22, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Creepy

[5] I'm a "hardcore Falklander" or a "British Agent" and I don't even have a Utility belt. Creepy isn't it, I'm being discussed on "other forums". Do you think I should take this further, I could have an educated guess where. -Wee Curry Monster talk 21:59, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

  • Yeah, I noticed that too but I have some reservations about him until more evidence surfaces. Anyway, I think it'd be best for us to just observe for now, though his pattern is a wee bit disturbing. Cheers~! --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 09:24, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Swiss hunters

I believe you might be thinking WP:POVFORK, where it does say "such forks may be merged, or nominated for deletion". It could be a misguided WP:SPINOFF (AGF and all that). I advise to be sure there is discussion of issue, and hopefully therefore buy-in from other editors on parent article talk page. GraemeLeggett (talk) 22:23, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Still best to note what's happening on the talk page, to ensure that you carry public opinion with you and there is no sign of operating without due process. It avoids later strife with the prickly sort of editor that can believe they are the victim of vendetta. GraemeLeggett (talk) 08:22, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I'm so glad I'm retired from WP! :) Good luck dealing with the Italian user, seriously. - BilCat (talk) 21:10, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Someone....

thinks we don't have an arsehole surplus and pictures of shapely buttocks are bad.Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Template:User wikipedia/arseholes A sense of humour bypass is apparently required. Wee Curry Monster talk 12:48, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

  • Well, you could probably help by telling my detractor first to stop trolling for fire if indeed he knows what is good for him, especially before my secret-admirer/stalker/impostor goes after him without our prior knowledge. FWIW, the Indian boy can haz a rotten weekend for I care but I'm not about to ruin a cool, perfect evening before my graveyard shift starts. --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 12:14, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier

  • BR, Fnlayson or MB1, if you're reading this please help to revert this revision on the abovementioned page as I've located the citation to back this up from Air Forces Monthly, citation tag as follows: "<ref name=""AFM288"">{{cite journal|last=Gary Parsons|date=March 2012|title=UK Harriers will fly again with USMC|journal=[[Air Forces Monthly]]|publisher=[[Key Publishing]]|issue=Issue 288|pages=page 5|issn=09557091|accessdate=18 March 2012}}</ref>" . Best and out. --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 15:29, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done MilborneOne (talk) 15:38, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the help~! I know you want to help me more but due to being involved with me, you cannot even if you want to, that I understand fully. Cheers and have a great Monday~! --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 15:43, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
  • OK, thanks. Everything I had read just speculated about F/A-18D replacement, like this article. -Fnlayson (talk) 16:16, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
  • According to AFM's source in USMC, some of those seventy-two BAE Harrier-IIs will fly again, this comprised of sixty-three GR.7/9/9As plus nine T.12/12As while UK preserves two GR.9s ZD433 and ZG477 which were delivered on 20 December 2011 to FAA Museum at RNAS Yeovilton and RAF Museum at RAF Cosford respectively. Also, the GR.9s are expected to equip at least two squadrons within USMC. Reason for this was due to the condition that the USMC inspection team met during that fateful inspection, and I quote: "We were pleasantly surprised at the excellent condition of the aircraft at RAF Cottesmore where a skeleton team of engineers and technicians had carried on with the daily maintenance of the stored aircraft. Most were connected to auxiliary air-conditioning units to ensure that they were kept in tip-top shape pending a buyer, they were also towed out of the hangars so their Pegasus 107 engines could be run to ensure they did not corrode." Earlier report by AFM in February had quoted fourteen of the RAF Harriers departing under tarpaulins by road in US-built cradles taking place under strictest security in December 2011, leaving RAF Cottesmore in darkness seen heading for the Southhampton docks for transport by ship to the US. And on 10 January 2012, The Sun (United Kingdom) published photos of those jets sitting at the dockside. Me thinks you can still get a copy of the AFM and "The Sun" newspaper and verify this then help to include it into the article page. Thanks~! --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 00:12, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

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  • FWIW, I'll update it myself since the book is in-front of me now and I'll summarise the text for incorporation in them article pages. Cheers and best~! --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 15:23, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Note

I took your name in vain at WP:ANI, and kinda put some words in your mouth. Once your block expires a few hours from now, feel free to refute anything I've said, either there or (probably better) right here or on my talk page. :) ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 06:38, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

  • Nah, I'll pass... my wife told me that I blew my head off all for nothing, and I quote her saying: "Two wrongs doesn't make one right!" & "Whatever happened to your favourite Don't ever get into fight with pigs quote?" Good gravy, seldom do I get an earful from her and this is one of those times when she really hit the nail right where it supposed to... Well, what does not kill us will only make us stronger, right? That said, let's move on, shall we? --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 09:29, 19 March 2012 (UTC)
  • You bet! And if you've seen the whole cartoon, the context becomes clearer, as Bugsy was basically getting revenge on the self-important opera singer. Bugsy does not suffer fools opera singers gladly. :) ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 22:42, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Seriously, I need to bug out of here soon and I'm scheduled to go on a one week vacation later tomorrow. Please watch this for me, thanks and CBA~! grin --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 23:43, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Interaction ban

I'm probably not terribly welcome here, and I don't want to stir anything up. But since both blocks have expired, I'm leaving a note on both of your talk pages that there is an indefinite "full-blown, strictly-interpreted, zero-tolerance interaction ban" between the two of you. --Floquenbeam (talk) 14:21, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

  • No, I... wouldn't say so. In fact, I most welcome your note here as it makes it 100% official now and that there can be no further misintepretation on his part since that last IB was enacted to protect us but he deliberately broke it the minute it expired. FWIW, I can sleep in peace now knowing full well what it means for him and you can be one hundred percent damn sure that I will fully adhere to the letter and spirit of the law of this IB I've proposed. Yes, I proposed it first but he took it to ANI to pre-empt me on both occasions. Anyway, like I've said: "Happiness isn't derived from gloating and/or commenting on the behaviour and/or block of another editor", even though countless trolls and vandals (to clarify, I'm not referring to a regular editor like him so there!) whom I've sent to the chopping board of AIV knows full well what I meant by that but still choses to read it their way to justify their story/rationale. To which I shall bid them adieu~! Now let's get back to our serious business of editing here on English Wikipedia, shall we? grin Again, thank you so much and hallelujah~! --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 14:58, 19 March 2012 (UTC)
    • And if Abhijay breaks it again, drop a line to an administrator. Floquenbeam or I will be glad to look into the matter quickly and take appropriate action. But I have to say, making too much out of that one revert of his (sure, he broke the rules) does not help your case. You have tested the waters at ANI--nobody there likes much drama anymore. Good luck, Drmies (talk) 03:03, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

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Dear Dave - My deepest apology

  • Dave You were right and I was wrong. And I should have known better. My most deepest and sincere apologizes. And as I basically told Wilson, "If I ever get in the mood to play Saint Jack Wiki, just shoot me and put me and everyone else out of their suffering. Jack --Jackehammond (talk) 03:19, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
I was walking past the mental hospital the other day, and I could hear a lot of people shouting "13... 13... 13." The fence was too high to see over but I saw a little gap between the planks, so I looked through to see what was going on. Some idiot poked me in the eye with a stick, and then they all started shouting "14... 14... 14."

需要我帮忙吗?

Hello Dave, I notice you've been getting involved in a number of different scraps lately. I've suggested elsewhere that as we have had positive interactions in the past, I could perhaps step in and help you out with a few. I know you're a generally good-faith editor, but I would hate to see you blocked again over trivial issues. I think it may be a good idea if you came to me when you're feeling frustrated or heated with any issue, and not let your wiki-anger get the better of you. If there are any conflicts you get into, I'd like to know about them and help mediate. My talk page is always open, as you know. 考虑一下,好吗? —Strange Passerby (talkcont) 12:40, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Dave, this isn't limited to that one incident (although it has been triggered by it). My offer was more generic and applies to all cases. I hope you will seriously consider my proposal, and not see it as merely just trying to resolve this one issue. —Strange Passerby (talkcont) 13:18, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Without trying to sound patronising (you know I wouldn't do that), perhaps a spot of informal mentorship would be good? You're a perfectly capable editor, but you blow your top very easily. Therefore what I suggest is that you come to me when you encounter a conflict — it has been mentioned that you are sometimes a bit hasty to accuse other people of wrongdoing. I don't know if that's true or not, but the one way to nip those claims in the bud is if there was a third party to mediate. That's the gist of my proposal. There's nothing formal about it, I won't be watching over your every edit or conflict (which is what most mentoring agreements do). I would merely act as an uninvolved mediator, telling you to step back when I see there's a need to. Let me know your thoughts. —Strange Passerby (talkcont) 13:27, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Thanks but no thanks, I'm not the one having competency issue here but Stefano clearly does. If you had read through what I've provided you, you'd have noticed that it takes two to clap and while I was away for vacation, he kept repeating the same level of hostility towards me and other editors. And when I return from vacation to this kind of treatment by him, you actually proposed that I get to be mentored??? You've got to be kidding me... my bow is clearly pointing away from the target but his bow is still pointing at me, in case you haven't noticed. Nuff said~! Just tell him to watch out for the BOOMERANG that is going to come soon if he doesn't stop his antics, as I've said before. --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 13:35, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Dave, you are missing the point. This isn't about this single issue. I've made that clear above. This is in general. You already got into a scrap with he-who-shall-not-be-named, and even if you're in the right here (I will admit, I have not investigated the case in depth), there is no denying this is another scrap you're in. You cannot simply keep going around and getting into conflicts, regardless of whether you are right. As I said, it is not a formal mentoring I am suggesting. I am merely suggesting a version of it where I take no active role, and merely act as a mediator when you get into conflicts. —Strange Passerby (talkcont) 13:38, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Oh I had to laugh

Best laugh I've had in ages, almost as good as when a Brit accused me of being Pro-Argentine in the thread immediately following an Argentine accusing me of a streak of Pro-British bias. I've also had a death threat, which basically said "I kill you" but having seen Achmed the Dead Terrorist I had difficulty in taking it seriously. Wee Curry Monster talk 10:41, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

IP's

What a can of worms that opened. That one guy is a serial IP-hopper called "Tailsman76" or something like that. Forgetting that stuff, his incompetence with English, by itself, should be enough to disqualify him from here. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 00:15, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Yeah Bugs... and I'd seriously doubt that some Admins would be smarter than your average bear when assessing such disruptive BANNED individuals, eh? Our klaxon are worth its weight in gold, if you know what I mean. grin CBA~! --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 00:17, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

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Your user page

Hi. I re-worked your user page. It's much simpler now. :-) --MZMcBride (talk) 17:55, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Page unprotected

Hi Dave, I see that the protection has been removed from this page. Feel free to drop me a line if you start having problems with vandals again. I'm not going to watchlist the page because of (in all seriousness) what your aqua blue background does to me eyes. Cheers, Nick-D (talk) 11:24, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Roger, wilco~! (Sorry about the colour, my eyes are too used to red at night, aqua blue is badly needed to balance it out. grin --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 09:40, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

Two things

First... damn your talk page header is looong! :p
Secondly, how do you get that little IAR banner to display? :) Salvidrim! 00:54, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

  • One; if I hadn't just archived the previous messages, your puter might have committed suicide. Two; I have added the IAR-ribbon/tag to your page. Any thing else I can help you with? grin --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 09:40, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
    • Oooh, thanks! I'll have a tinker with it later today. :) Salvidrim! 09:46, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
      • Awww, thought I could change the text, but it's an actual image. :( Salvidrim! 15:35, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

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The God(win)zilla threshold passed!

Looks like our old f(r)iend has gone completely 'round the twist...[6]! - The Bushranger One ping only 20:24, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

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FYA

Thought you should be aware of this post that I removed. Regards Basalisk inspect damageberate 18:58, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

  • A thin line separate the trolls from the malcontents and what is new? The malfunction wants to feed us his sin and we're not taking it, and so I forgive him~! grin --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 00:10, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

NNU wrap-up time is May 30

Hello. There are still some articles at Wikipedia:School and university projects/NNU Class Project/Winter 2012/Student list that need moving to the mainspace. Some have rubbish references and could be AfDd, so best not move those. But many just need a bit of cleanup and a move. If you have time to do a few, we would be much obliged. Best, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 12:46, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXIV, May 2012

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What's an American?

See here. These Latin Americans keep trying to tell me what I can call myself! So if I came to Singapore and told someone I was an American, where would they think I'm from? Peru?? ;) - BilCat (talk) 18:51, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

A Wiki Fanatic and Googlebooks and Popular Mechanics as a reference

Dear Dave, You won't believe this. I was doing my thing and in and old 1956 publication of Popular Mechanics was an article with pictures of the first monorail in the US. I remember that the monorail page was asking for references to improve that page. So I posted a link to that PM page by using googlebooks. Well my edit got reverted. No big deal I learn not to worry and move on. But I got curious. And went over to monorail and checked the history. This Wiki Fanatic deleted the reference because it had a googlebooks link. I guess I could have done a reference with just the publication name, date, page number and article title with ISSB number and that would have been ok. Can't figure that one out. Jack --Jackehammond (talk) 06:24, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Dave, Ignore above. Matter resolved. Jack --Jackehammond (talk) 20:14, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Courtesy note

Hi Dave. I've closed the userspace ban discussion on AN/I as "no consensus", but please take a look at the comments accompanying the close. 28bytes (talk) 05:51, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Dave, as much as I get a kick out of the "bag 'em - tag 'em" thing, it's probably time to stop it. They're looking for any excuse to sock and whine and further vandalize, and it just causes trouble on ANI when the enablers jump in. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 06:10, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

My suggestion would be to keep it simple:
  • If a banned user, just put "banned" in the edit summary
  • If a sock of a blocked user, just put "blocked sock" in the edit summary
I'd also suggest not blanking questionable user pages, but rather to use MfD.
Best regards, JoeSperrazza (talk) 16:38, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Joe, tagging "banned" and/or "blocked sock" might mean that I'm a SysOp when I'm actually not, while MfD is just too much hassle when any patrolling/reviewing Admin can decide if indeed it warrants removal and we can all move on regardless of the decision/outcome. Hence, tagging "semi-auto clerking" might be better. --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 16:48, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Dave, one of the editors involved in the discussion re-opened the thread without leaving a comment, which is what lead to 28bytes doing pretty much the same thing I did. I hope that you're more bemused than offended by this admin double up, as it wasn't intentional. Nick-D (talk) 23:03, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Noted, bloated andd I then went to "downloaded". Honestly, it's alright with me because I know that you guys are just doing your job, while those who are jobless makes it their job to make a big hoohaa of a mountain out of a small termite mount. As they say, empty vessels makes the most noise, no prize for guessing why I ignore them to the max even when they want to drag me to ANI. --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 00:16, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
    • I just noticed your warning to Jimbo. That ought to keep that rascal in check. Oh, regarding the gnats being "jobless", I have it on good authority that many of them are in fact employed in high-ranking clerk positions at their local McDonald's. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 00:33, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Yup~! Now you know why I took the new stand of saying no to garbage trucks~?!? Man... whatever happened to reduce, reuse and recycle? --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 00:50, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

A Barnstar For You

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For your very helpful participation in the Winter 2012 Nanjing Normal University Class Project, I hereby present to you this lovely Barnstar. You were wonderful. On behalf of all of the students and Josh the instructor, thank you very, very much. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 07:11, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
this WikiAward was given to Dave1185 by Anna Frodesiak (talk) on 07:11, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Mentioning names of editors in your barnstars

Kindly rephrase your barnstars so as not to include names of Editors. Specially when you are talking of no retaliation and as a courtesy when asked --DBigXray 13:08, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Strange... nothing negative was implied towards you, why the sudden reaction here? Look, it wasn't meant to make you feel guilty or anything of that kind but if you reallly felt it that way, then there's nothing I can do since it's already on Has's talk. Plus, I'm really too tired to talk to you now, have to sleep. Ciao~! --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 13:34, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
I felt that asking as a courtesy would do it. sadly i was mistaken about the obvious intentions in taking names of editors in Barnstars --DBigXray 13:37, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
Where did Dave give a barnstar mentioning an editor's name? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 14:00, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
See User talk:TopGun ϮheⱾtrikeΣagle 14:03, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
I don't see anything wrong with it. I think you're just looking for stuff. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 14:13, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
Just a fun fact: this was not considered fit for administrative action. What Dave wrote was just how normal people converse. --lTopGunl (talk) 14:21, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
Yes, that's rather pointier than Dave's star was. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 14:28, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Like I've said, there's nothing I can do if you insist on drawing a negative conclusion/conotation when I've just told you, straight from the horse's mouth, that there's none that is remotely malicious. Please, use your heart to draw your own conclusion, and not with your frontal lobe. And if you still insist, good night... I'm going to sleep now. Ciao~! --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 13:43, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Notice of Wikiquette Assistance discussion

Hello, Dave1185. This message is being sent to inform you that there currently is a discussion at Wikipedia:Wikiquette assistance regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you.--DBigXray 14:04, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Good grief... will you just drop it and move on? What's the mattter with you? If you won't stop then I'm going to ignore you from this second onwards. --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 14:11, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
  • DBigXray, I suggest you leave Dave alone. And vice-versa. Please consider restricting yourself to an informal interaction ban—otherwise someone will want to make it formal very quickly. —Strange Passerby (t × c) 14:12, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
  • That's all right, Dave. You say you've "already (done)" leaving DBigXray alone—so stick to that and not comment on him. —Strange Passerby (t × c) 14:28, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Facepalm3.svg Supreme facepalm of destiny... All I wanted to do, was just to state it out in the Barnstar for all to see that I forgive Raj and that I WON'T retaliate against him (ala tete-for-tate style) for whatever he said/did to me on ANI/WP. With TopGun being my witness, that's all. This WQA thing is totally beyond me and quite frankly I'm equally as flabberghasted as you all are right now. --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 14:31, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Well, maybe that's just because you're sleep-deprived. But I'm confused about something. What has this "Raj" got to do with this "DBigXray"? Are they the same guy? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 14:39, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Only he knows... and quite frankly, a lot of "face" was saved through my words but lost through his, that's all I have to say. GOODNIGHT~! --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 14:43, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks for the barnstar! Mugginsx (talk) 15:12, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

GOCE July 2012 Copy Edit Drive

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Starstylers...

Any more word? I didn't find the post you were referring to. Someone edited Prabowo (Starstylers claims he is a close associate/friend) with an apparently offensive comment towards me, but it was deleted. I don't know whether the content was pro or anti Prabowo, or even if it was Starstylers. cheers --Merbabu (talk) 11:27, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

A beer for you!

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Help!

I need your input →here←, as to whether you care about the IP comments about you remaining on Leon's page. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 11:04, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

  • Bugs, just tell him to read up on Wikipedia:Attack page (also, Wikipedia:Remove personal attacks) and then bring the matter to the attention of an Admin. As far as I'm concerned, I care only as much as the community, and the voice from you kind people are what keeps this place sane. Whatever you do, don't stop doing the right thing if it is in the greater good of the community. Lastly, per WP:DENY I'm not going to respond to the garbage trucks because sooner or later, they will either run out of energy or garbage. --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 14:35, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
    • Good point. In fact, another editor has already advised him to read those same items. My inclination at this point is to just let things ride and see what happens after the semi expires on the 13th. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 22:41, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
      • Interesting, according to LA's contribution history, he seems to be fixated on me primarily and is stalking/watching my edits. What gives? --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 00:09, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
        • Leontopodium alpinum (talk · contribs) Yeh, just what we need - more admirers. There's definitely something fishy going on there, although whether it's bad faith or just incompetence, I'm not sure. He claims that English is not his first language, and if so, that could maybe explain in part why he's not understanding the rules. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 00:53, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
          • Bugs, it's call "selective amnesia" and I think there is a place you can bring it up to... WP:Requests for comment/User conduct if he carries on being so obnoxious. As far as I'm concerned, the guy is "floating the wrong boat" because I'm liken to the submarine, not meant to be floated (for now, that is)! --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 00:34, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
            • Yep. They moved the discussion to WP:AN, and an admin there advised that we should all just stop it. So I'm going to comply by that, and hopefully everything will be peachy. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 00:40, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
              • Yeah, just ignore him... we don't need to feed on his sin to have our fun here and that's the difference between us and them.* Actually, I should have thanked him for his enlightening note to me with regards to how I've treated IP editors, I could have been more gentle with them even though they got what they deserved.** --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 15:28, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the message he is sending. -- quoted by Thich Nhat Hanh.* (See also: User:Antandrus/observations on Wikipedia behavior#39)
When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite. -- quoted by Winston Churchill.** (See also: User:Antandrus/observations on Wikipedia behavior#65)

Hey

You've got mail. And also, isn't this clear cut hounding after the last incident and a huge list of previous WQAs/ANIs with the same person? [7] [8] --lTopGunl (talk) 12:34, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Yeah.. just wanted a third opinion from an editor who's not related to disputes... already taken to admin. --lTopGunl (talk) 16:25, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Davo 1185 v Eddaido

Care to make that a promise? Eddaido (talk) 03:04, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

@Eddaido: Near as I can tell, you had best take a hike. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 03:07, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
  • @Eddaido: It becomes personal when you keep adding statement, as such as your uncalled for remarks to me here, onto the talk page of other editors. FWIW, we're trying to tell you to cool it because if you don't, pretty soon someone else, such as an Admin, will put you in the cooler for good! Got it? --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 04:44, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

Your sign

I see that you are using this in the first part of your sign: --

Just in case if you wanted to create something like this:  — 

Happy editing!  — TheSpecialUser (TSU) 10:07, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Talk:Sikorsky S-76

Thanks for closing that! - Ahunt (talk) 10:03, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

The things people edit war over....

See David Jewett, removing Pirate, because they think it reflects on the guy's reputation, whereas Privateer doesn't. Guess why his reputation is important?

For info Piratas is a serious insult in Spanish, they don't understand that most Brits find it hilarious when they call us Piratas and Usurpadoras. Wee Curry Monster talk 21:01, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

Talkback

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Could you take a look at this discussion, I've been working with Phillip Witcomb to see if notability can be established to create a biography page for him, and would like your input, thanks. — raekyt 13:12, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXVI, July 2012

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EXOCET missile and LAKOTA company SPAM

Dear David,

I have been helping with editing the Exocet missile page for several years, which I believe you also keep an eye on. Well in those several years person(s) keep trying to insert SPAM for a small electronic firm the Lokata Company claiming that they are so good they duplicated the EXOCET navigation system and the French demanded they stop. With no reference or nothing. And I have been researching military weapons for decades and there is nothing about the Lokata Company. But they wait a while then under a different name they do it again. I think they just hope to wear the watch editors down. But if you spot it, could you delete it or drop me a note. Thanks.

Jack E. Hammond

  • Roger that, I will definitely check the article but at a later time, am running late for a family event now so I hope you can forgive me for this. Cheers~! --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 01:14, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you!

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Phew..Thanks for this cleanup..I was planning to do it myself someday evil grin TheStrikeΣagle 08:07, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
Yes! awesome TheStrikeΣagle 11:54, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Well, unless you can't help it I would tell you to please try not to edit on articles with strong ties to Pakistan. FYI, I would tell Pakistani editors to refrain from showing themselves on articles with strong ties to India. Please note that this is not meant to discourage you from contributing to Wikipedia but as a general caution because I've seen one too many online arguments erupting because of conflicting parties not willing to back down due to their personal baggage from real life events/issues. Other than that, have a nice day ahead and cheers~! --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 12:01, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

The Ryan Watch...

Seems he's jinking to evade the flak! - The Bushranger One ping only 01:26, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

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KLM

Could you explain why you made this change [9], and what the summary is supposed to mean? As far as I can tell, it was a perfectly fine piece of markup, and I cannot make sense of your comment. Kerfuffler (talk) 01:25, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

  • Please refer to that original contributor's contribution history (ANG99 (talk · contribs)), its pretty much self-explanatory from thereon and those that I've reverted are on my watchlist. AS for the snake & leg comment, I would refer you to an old Chinese saying. Note also that the guy has a long history of flouting rules here on Wikipedia. --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 01:39, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
I still don't understand why you reverted that particular change. It was correct Wikipedia markup. Kerfuffler (talk) 02:00, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
The very same article says that infoboxes should use the template when referring to dates of birth, although it's mum about founding dates of companies. I can only interpret that the infobox is supposed to use the markup. And in any case, your summary still doesn't make any more sense. I went through his last 100 edits, and I see absolutely no sign of malice. I see formatting fixes, factual corrections, and a bunch of minor changes of no particular importance either way. Your reaction seems very out of line with the changes that were made. Kerfuffler (talk) 02:25, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

A cheeseburger for you!

Cheeseburger.png Haven't talked to you in a long time, Glad to see you are still around and keeping busy! Trusilver 01:48, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
It happens to us all. I'm spending a lot of time around here right now because travel season has wound down and I have extra free time on my hands. Incidentally, I got a good laugh at your Wikipe-tan "Don't be a loser" banner. Mind if I rip that off appropriate that for my talk page? Trusilver 02:00, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Do it quick before them garbage trucks beat you~! grin BTW, I've heard from an acquaintance in USAF that them "hose operator" prefers to be on the KC-10 than on KC-135, has it got anything to do with the operator's seat (I'm vaguely aware of that seat on the KC-10 though, nice...)? --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 02:10, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
KC-135s? those old piles of... er... yeah. I think the seats on the Kc-10s ARE more comfortable :) Trusilver 02:50, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Had a chance to try my hands not-so-recently on our 135s, all of a sudden that old pal's word (incidentally, he's from the KC-10 community) came into my mind, a damn uncomfortable position on the 135 even though the seat had been nicely reupholstered, and that reminded me of a friend who had to do posturing (for 2½ months!) after being treated for retinal detachment. --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 03:04, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

Any ideas

[10] I'm getting really fed up with this. He is following me to every article reverting me constantly. Any ideas? Wee Curry Monster talk 16:56, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

You two are edit warring, and using the edit summaries as a debate forum. Both of those are bad practice. Kerfuffler (talk) 17:04, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
Try having an editor follow you for a year reverting your edits and see how your patience is. Wee Curry Monster talk 17:23, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
I know Wikipedia process is a pain, but if you have proof strong evidence of WP:HOUND, there are mechanisms for addressing that. Engaging in edit wars is not going to improve your case. Kerfuffler (talk) 17:30, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

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Block length

I blocked both people who were reverting each other for the same amount of time, mostly just wanted to interrupt the edit war and hopefully have them be more careful in the future. 3RR blocks typically are fairly short. · Andonic contact 01:59, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

  • I understand what you mean but Enok has had a long history of edit warring over the last few years and if you observe carefully, he would sometimes edit war just for the sake of it and that is very damaging/disruptive to the project. --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 10:07, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

ARA General Belgrano

Would you add the article to your watchlist, got a conspiracy theorist looking to give credence to the usual nonsense. Wee Curry Monster talk 19:40, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

  • Got it on my list for some time now already, so no worries. And just for the fun of it, please check your email later, got something I want to share you... one which might tickle you pink~! --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 08:07, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the email

I agree its an article worth rescuing by the way, just finding the motivation to do much on wikipedia sadly lacking of late. I mean why bother when Randy from Idaho wants to work in the skeleton theory or some patriot feels the need to ensure his truth and only his truth matters. Sorry I'm still in the mindset that thinks the project is doomed Captain Mainwaring. Wee Curry Monster talk 22:19, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

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Merry Xmas!

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Happy Happy

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At this wonderful time of year, I would like to give season’s greetings to all the fellow Wikipedians I have interacted with in the past! May you have a wonderful holiday season! MarnetteD | Talk 16:47, 21 December 2012 (UTC)
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  • Also best wishes for your 2013 and happy editing whenever possible :-) MarnetteD | Talk 16:47, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

Season's tidings!

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To you and yours, Have a Merry ______ (fill in the blank) and Happy New Year! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 00:26, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

¡Ay, caramba! Redux

Dave, since you were an active participant in the last conversation when this came up I wanted to let you know that I brought up the idea of merging the article ¡Ay, caramba! again on the article's talk page. You said the article could be improved but as you'll see in my comments and my edit summaries while cleaning up the unsourced statements, that hasn't happened and the article is in the same state it was in last time. Cat-fivetc ---- 06:38, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

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