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Hello, welcome to Wikipedia! Thanks very much for your contribution on Spiderweb Software, but I was confused. Was it about Spiderweb or Electronic Arts? Thanks very much, Meelar 00:59, 4 Apr 2004 (UTC)

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Yo Fangz, this is Conover from ifMUD. Good to see you here! Thanks for the addition to Photopia! --Conover 18:54, Apr 5, 2004 (UTC)


beta Systemic Bias section[edit]

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Well then heck with the JP II in state photo[edit]

As far as I am concerned you can do what you darn well please with the picture of JP II lying in state. I'm not going to play games with you or anyone else when it comes to John Paul II.
JesseG 01:04, Apr 4, 2005 (UTC)


Duck and Cover[edit]

I want to move Duck and Cover (film) back to Duck and Cover. Why did you move it in the first place? -Litefantastic 01:55, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Because there used to be two articles differentiating by case. People tend to expect Duck and cover to be equivalent to Duck and Cover. In any case, there is no reason to expect that an upper case on cover makes it a reference to the film, and a lower case makes it a reference to the tactic. Someone else was complaining about this in an IRC chat, so I thought I'd fix it. In my opinion, and the opinion of the people I asked, the new scheme is clearer since you get what you expect to get.--Fangz 11:41, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)

election[edit]

agree - I'll put exit polls back on the main page - I removed by mistake

Hello. I answered you and some of your colleagues...[edit]

Fangz, I briefly reply to you and your wiki colleagues...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Terri_Schiavo#RickK_deleted_quotations_to_the_law_-an_inappropriate_cencure.

Thank you for weighing in. I may be able to make improvements in my final product...

Gordon Wayne Watts, Lakeland, FL, USA 17:46pm, May 9, 2005 (EST)

Quoting you, Fangz, from Fuel Wagon's talk page: (here's a copy in case you don't see my reply on Wagon's page.) "...and then he'll shut up." Well, I've decided to shut up and make FEW if any edits or changes herein -- (are you happy, now?), because, as I've said before, it's NOT a good investment to make many changes and improvements if many of them are reverted. (A better investment of my time would be either editing MY web pages or, for example, cleaining my room, which has gotten cluttered while I spent time in court and other places.) Yet, in short, as "frusterated" as I am, I not withdrawing because of any anger at you all. (I hope y'all have a good time, and so on.) Furthermore, regarding your comment "...not notable. He can't counter that," let me "counter" with this question: What if my edits or additions are notable? Hmm... I think you said once before that others would mention my links if they're notable, and the same is probably true of my edits in general: I trust that if my edits are good or "notable," then others will defend it -which, in many cases, has happened, so I'm not going to complain too much. By the way, it is too counterproductive to check these WIKI pages too much, therefore, if someone wants to get in touch with me, a more convenient method is email, telephone, or U.S. Postal Mail, which "contact information" is on my talk page -and on my "user" page, the front page on WIKI. Try to get along with one another and turn out a "halfway normal" WIKI encyclopedia. Later, --GordonWattsDotCom_In_Florida 18:23, 23 May 2005 (UTC)

Quotation marks[edit]

Ah, I see. It seems a previous user used smart quotes, and my edit was actually an implementation of User:Humanbot (a human-guided spellcheckig bot), which seems to have a few bugs, including an inability to handle smart quotes. Notice that, for example, there are smart quotes in the edit before mine. – ugen64 20:22, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Redlinking researchers[edit]

Fangz, your intentions are noble, but if we were to redlink every single researcher, it would detract from the article. The average graduate student does not have the notability that will make them the stuff of Wikipedia articles. The professor test deals with this. Unless you can prove that each researcher in the oxytocin paper has inherent notability, I tend to disagree with the notion that each author is worth a link. Just imagine a heavily-referenced article like obesity with all its red links (why is Jeffrey Flier a red link)! JFW | T@lk 18:35, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Thank you, thank you...[edit]

... for stepping in at Hypnosis -- I've been getting so discouraged and frustrated with Sam's one-sided demanding of sources that I didn't know what could break the deadlock. The irony is that I've found some sources but his double standard was so blatant there was no point in showing those sources, as there was no fair evaluation waiting for them. Thank you for coming in; maybe together we can make the article accurate and fair to all sides. -- Antaeus Feldspar 17:50, 17 September 2005 (UTC)

Image source[edit]

Hi. It looks like you uploaded Image:SlashdotEffectGraph.png, right? Can you put a license tag on it, {{gfdl}} or whatever applies, so that it can remain in Wikipedia without any concerns about its status? Thanks. -- Kbh3rd 17:05, 4 November 2005 (UTC)

Slashdot[edit]

Just playing around. --SPUI (talk) 00:15, 5 December 2005 (UTC)

replied at the ref desk talk page[edit]

Hey! Thanks for citing your concerns. I replied at the reference desk talk page.--Urthogie 21:39, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

Asteroid deflection strategies won![edit]

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Asteroid deflection strategies[edit]

I added a bunch of NASA and similar linkages, which seem to me to be pretty reliable. I guess I ought to move the 2006 prediction to a separate main article on what Science Fiction and other unrealistic sources have to say on the topic. User:AlMac|(talk) 07:33, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the comment at Shortpacked![edit]

A simple, elegant and obvious solution that had completely eluded me. A small thing but it made my day. --Kizor 13:25, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

Guitar Hero II[edit]

Hi, I'd just like to explain that the CVU tags were added because the same people over the last week have been adding songs to the list despite comments being left that the songs need to be citable as officially confirmed by harmonix or Red Octane. I had assumed good faith for the most part of the week, but how many times should the same person add the same removed and uncited song before it's classed as vandalism? The Kinslayer 13:57, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

The way I see it, vandalism is an issue of intent. I think it's clear that whatever the case is, these people don't intend to damage wikipedia. There are other ways (e.g. RFC, etc) to deal with such cases. Using the word 'vandalism' is very unlikely to help things, in my experience. Also, since the editors involved are IPs, it's entirely possible that they didn't see your comment - they probably don't know to look at histories, and their IPs are dynamically assigned so they miss out on talkpage messages. I'm totally an outsider to this issue, but it does seem to me that the editor involved just hasn't got the message yet. In any case, I've added the comment to the end of the confirmed songs list, so hopefully they will see it if they try to edit it again? (Perhaps a better arrangement would be to add an explanatory paragraph to the start of the list, but I've way too lazy to do that)--Fangz 14:08, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
Well, In point of fact, a different user just ignored your comment and added the same song. I agree that this is likely an honest mistake in the case of this user, but it proves that your comment has also been ignored and asking nicely isn't working unfortunately. But hey, maybe we can work something out between us that might get the message across? The Kinslayer 14:12, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
Another problem we have is that people will arbitrarily add their favorite song by their favorite band when there isn't even a rumour going around about them, much less a confirmation. I feel this does count as vandalism under 'Posting nonsense' as apposed to being a mistake. The Kinslayer 14:40, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

SVG Map of UK[edit]

I found your lovely UK Boundry map at Image:2005UKElectionMap.svg Do you have one with counties and one with just a UK outline that is of such high precision? — Nicholas (reply) @ 12:08, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

re: CCD and cellphones[edit]

It is, however, our responsibility to exercise editorial discretion. Wikipedia policy says that we do not include every fringe and conspiracy theory just because someone manages to get a few minutes of attention. We include serious and credible theories based on reputable sources.

This is not a serious theory. Per our policies and long-standing practices, we present competing theories in proportion to their acceptance by the people who actually understand and write about them. No serious bee researcher is writing about this "cell phone" theory except to laugh at it and to complain about the gullibility of certain members of the media.

Please see the CCD article's Talk page where the issue of fringe theories has been specifically addressed. Rossami (talk) 03:17, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

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Linus Pauling and Quackwatch[edit]

Hi, did you see this? ImpIn | (t - c) 01:17, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

I'm fairly happy with the changes you made now. I just HATE AND DETEST the citation needed tag.--Fangz (talk) 15:54, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
  • I hate the tags at the top of article pages more. See the why tags are evil essay. ImpIn | (t - c) 01:49, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Goatse.cx[edit]

Hi, Fangz. We appear to have independently found the reference in "The Scotsman". Good work. :-) I'll keep looking. Axl (talk) 22:36, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Reference Desk Craziness[edit]

Hi Fangz, I've added another question to your list. The original can be seen here. 20I.170.20 (talk) 21:51, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Moff[edit]

While I suppose I'm fine with (or, rather, don't care enough for the time being about) "moff" being a quasi-disambiguation page, I take exception to your suggestion that a talk-page discussion and ~a year of the "article" being a redirect didn't reflect "any attempt at making a consensus". Please be more mindful with your edit summaries. --EEMIV (talk) 03:33, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Looking at the discussion page, I see two people saying they approved the article in its current form, and you posting some time after saying you thought it should be a redirect, at which point the page was redirected and no thing else happened and no one else replied. That isn't a discussion - a discussion needs someone on the other side, and I find it hard to see if anyone else was even aware of the article being there. As far as I am concerned, turning an article into a redirect is equivalent to a deletion, and so, it requires a similar amount of care and due process.--Fangz (talk) 03:40, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Brian Crain[edit]

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Deletion review on Phillip Greaves[edit]

Regarding your comments at Wikipedia:Deletion_review/Log/2011_January_6#Phillip_Greaves, I was most pleased by your input regarding the actual content of the article. It is a shame that it took this long for it to be said. Your other comments, however, hurt my feelings more than a little bit. Because you were so right about the content, I mean, it cut me up when you said I was "dictatorial" and I had "issues of bad faith."

You may note that prior to your comment, I've only made one contribution to the discussion. In that I propose a home for the deleted material, The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure publication controversy. You could also go see that on my talk page at User_talk:Aaron_Brenneman#BLP1E I'm engaged in perfectly nice chat with one of the editors who wanted to keep, but chose not to go to DRV. In that chat I propose several ways that the material might be incorporated into the encyclopaedia.

In short, you made several assumptions about me that were demonstrably untrue, and aired those assumptions publicly. We've all done it, so "no harm, no foul" really. But I would ask that you please go and redact. If for no other reason that this doing so will make it much more likely that people will continue to come to my talk page and ask nicely about getting material into the encyclopaedia.

Thanks for listening,
Aaron Brenneman (talk) 16:35, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

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Quote on "Effect of spaceflight on the human body"[edit]

On Effect of spaceflight on the human body you cited the NASA technical report titled "Rapid (Explosive) Decompression Emergencies in Pressure-Suited Subjects". This appears to be NASA CR-1223, November 1968. The problem is that the quote that follows, beginning "At NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center" and ending "water on his tongue beginning to boil.", does not appear anywhere in that report. Where did the quote come from, if in fact it's genuine? SeanWillard (talk) 18:12, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Effect_of_spaceflight_on_the_human_body&oldid=12345627

Okay, it's hard to figure out what I was thinking 7 years ago. I think the fact of the matter is that the incident did happen, and there's a formal report on it as part of that technical report - see page 47, and one of the sections in the appendix. The more informal quote on the matter came from, probably, http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/ask_astro/answers/970603.html which was likely written up using the technical report (and maybe personal communication?) as a source. --Fangz — Preceding unsigned comment added by 163.1.211.97 (talk) 19:12, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Invitation to comment at Monty Hall problem RfC[edit]

You are invited to comment on the following probability-related RfC:

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Apologies[edit]

I found the user from Occupymelbourne.net responsible for the article and expressed my concern about the over reaction on their account, and requested they respect your right to privacy and remove your personal details from the site. The person responsible is a fringe member of the community and tends to get very paranoid. Again, I apologize.

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