User talk:Fastily

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RETIRED
This user is no longer active on Wikipedia.

I've had quite some time to think about it, and I have decided to end my involvement with the English Wikipedia. Over the past few weeks, I have been considering how I have been rewarded for my work, reading AN/ANI, and keeping up with the latest news. It has definitely taken me all too long to arrive at an inevitable conclusion: this amazing project is also home to a community that belittles and harasses its own members for the most idiotic and childish reasons (e.g. grudges, boredom, amusement, sport, dirty politics).

The problem here, is not with the WMF, site rules, or individual editors, but with the contagious witch-hunt mentality of the community. I know, it's easy, and perhaps even fun to ostracize and single an editor out, seduce the masses with promises of drama, and freely harass and attack that poor soul without fear of retribution. During such times, and even in general, we have a tendency to focus on the negative and overlook the positive; stellar contributions are rewarded with silence, and mistakes, regardless of how minute or well-intentioned, are met with aggressive complaints and/or trips to AN/ANI.

The thing most people fail to understand is that there is a real person reading all these insults on the other side. Throughout my tenure here, I have seen countless editors, from IPs to Admins, to Arbs, say things or insult others in ways that they would dare not in real life. Such has only become more apparent to me during my break from Wikipedia. I have been actively watching, no, desperately reading and watching various talk pages, discussion boards, and noticeboards, searching for something to wholly prove me wrong. I have not been met with success in my search. Given the current state of things, I believe that Wikipedia is going to destroy itself through mob-mentality and infighting. This project is ill, very ill, and I fear for its future.

Ironically, for the longest time, I've always wondered why so many of our established and valued contributors continuously departed the project at an ever increasing rate. Regrettably, I understand fully now, and really do sympathize with the departed. Don't get me wrong here though, I have thoroughly enjoyed the last four years I have committed to this project. I've decided to retire now, because down the road, when I look back, I wish to remember editing Wikipedia as positive experience, lest any more negative experiences I might encounter should outweigh the good. When I joined Wikipedia back in 2008, the atmosphere was so much more welcoming and collegial. I can only hope, for the benefit of the encyclopedia, that we will one day make a return to the open, relaxed, and supportive environment that was once an integral part of Wikipedia. Until then, Wikipedia is a place I cannot be.

Best Wishes and Good Luck to you all, FASTILY (TALK) 07:36, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

It's very disappointing to see you go. I am sorry for what has happened to you, with ridiculous AN/I threads opened against you for tiny mistakes. When the encyclopedia returns "open, relaxed, and supportive environment that was once an integral part of Wikipedia" please come back. Best, Bmusician 09:41, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
"Given the current state of things, I believe that Wikipedia is going to destroy itself through mob-mentality and infighting. This project is ill, very ill, and I fear for its future." I agreee with this completely. Essentially every well-known user that has left the project for the last 6+ years has said essentially the same thing. When will the community listen and decide to change? 64.40.57.37 (talk) 10:15, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
I admire your willpower. I very much want to follow you out the door, I find Wikipedia to be disgusting at this point, but I keep coming back. I'm unhappy here, but can't leave. I hope you find something more enjoyable to spend your time doing. Have a good life, dude. Sven Manguard Wha? 14:45, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
Sorry to see you go.Best of luck in your future, it was a pleasure. Mlpearc (powwow) 22:15, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
We've lost another fine editor, goodbye Fastily and good luck! It was a pleasure being your coachee, I'm sorry I wasn't more active! :( —James (TalkContribs) • 6:52pm 08:52, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
Fastily literally tought me more about this project then any other editor, and was/is, by far, the best images admin there ever will be. Good luck Fastily, perhaps our paths will cross again.--SKATER Is Back 14:27, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
Yet another user driven off. Come back some time, and good luck on Commons. Rich Farmbrough, 04:28, 6 May 2012 (UTC).(Using some automation)
Though we have never interacted, but I have seen your work here on Wikipedia. You were a good faith editor and it is really disappointing to see an editor like you leave. Best of luck though for your future projects.
--Inlandmamba (talk to me) 13:58, 13 May 2012 (UTC)
Fastily, please try to contemplate this: WP brings a lot of stress, which breaks many devoted editors after a few years. Many of them did not try to evade this, but instead were sticking to conflicts. WP is vast and you know areas where it rewards more (helping others, etc.). Try to return and move there, changing your editing style, avoiding anything that brings negative emotions. Materialscientist (talk) 04:41, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
Good luck my friend, sorry to see you go; I hope you will be back some day. Lynch7 14:16, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Note

  • Come back when you feel like Fastily. I agree you've been burned out with the way things have gone and I wholly agree with that. Come back soon. Soviet King :   Talk or Yell  09:09, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
  • ^This. Best wishes, and good luck. UltraExactZZ Said ~ Did 12:15, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
  • I hope you reconsider. You are very much appreciated as an admin, far more than you may know. Doc talk 13:49, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
  • I was so happy when I saw you pass me on WP:LOGACTIONS because I thought I was seeing the next generation of admins step up. Hoping to see you back here in the future. MBisanz talk 15:39, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
  • I agree with what you said 200% percent, incredibly i for one have engaged in that "so brave behind your keyboard" attitude more than i would have liked. All the best in the real world Fast, keep it up :) --Vasco Amaral (talk) 16:56, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Very sorry to see you go.Edinburgh Wanderer 23:01, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
  • I've missed you already. If you're half as dedicated to future endeavors as you were to this project, you'll find much success. I will always miss your purple. -- ТимофейЛееСуда. 19:06, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Echo the thoughts and sentiments of all above - you will be sorely missed. Good luck in all your future endeavors, and please remember how immensely grateful everyone who contributes to this project is to you. I hope that some of the keyboard warriors will learn from this, but unfortunately I have my doubts. Acather96 (talk) 20:17, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Well I'm sorry to see you go, as well. I certainly hope you'll come back and at least make a few edits, but you've got to do what's best for you. Soap 23:32, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Hope you return someday. -- œ 06:22, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • I don't recall any interaction with you but I have noticed your prolific number of edits. I too have tried retirement but the project is too addictive and too important to walk away from. Please come back, even if it is in a low key manner. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 21:17, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
It's so sad to see you go. You were one committed editor to wikipedia and handled files selections at high speeds. I consider you one of my wikifriends. Here's a barnstar for all of your contributions with you. I agree that Wikipedia's mentality is declining and we are losing more editors than we are gaining. That also includes admins and bereaucrats. Eventually we will run out and Wikipedia will crash. I would appreciate it before you go if you could your name in my friends list. —cyberpower ChatOffline 09:50, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Precious

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recommendations
Thank you for your contributions! Thank you for speaking up for a welcoming and collegial atmosphere, for an open, relaxed, and supportive environment. - Wishing I had known you sooner, and hoping for you to return, to work on those goals, treating editors as living people, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:17, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

One fighter for human rights returned after leaving twice, one formerly blocked editor returned to history, there is hope, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:04, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 98th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, which I changed to br'erly style. A year ago, I saw the greatest award I know, - now a link on top of my user. I miss its creator, I miss you, and I put "Letting go of the past" on top of my talk, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:16, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

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Precious and missed

Two years ago, you were the 98th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, still missed, with less hope, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:00, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Sorry to see you go

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It is very sad to see you go. I think that you have been doing a very good job with image deletion and I hope that you will consider returning at some point. Your contributions to the project have been very valuable. Stefan2 (talk) 12:45, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Fascinating

You may find this interesting.—cyberpower ChatLimited Access 12:51, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Godspeed

All the best Fastily, and thanks for all the fish. Of course, there's always an angle about which this place can be destroyed. And interactions with others can be mayhem, or worse. In any case, you will be missed, and I mean that. I've been thankful for the support of a few Wikipedians in my "real" life and have been surprised by the love and generosity I've experienced. Maybe it's down to who you mix with or where you mix, but I've been determined to work on articles, etc and that's been refreshing. Any way, as a fellow Wikipedian, I wish you nothing but the best, may your rainbows be bright and sparkly. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:04, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
Thanks for all your hard work at Wikipedia. I was always used to your bright signature at various places at Wikipedia, and as far as I know, that sig won't appear for a while. I agree that this place has some really big problems, that will hopefully be fixed. If (or when) those are fixed, your purple sig might just appear again. Again, thanks for all your work, and best wishes. Thekillerpenguin (talk) 21:05, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

User:Fastily/RfA Notice

Just a notice, I will be moving this to my userspace as it has proven to be very helpful over the past couple years. Sorry to see you leave like this, good luck with your future endeavors. Eagles 24/7 (C) 21:15, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Why not into normal Wikipedia template space - it's awesome, and documented. (talk→ BWilkins ←track) 22:46, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
Good idea, Yes check.svg Done. Now at Template:RfA query (RfA Notice was too similar to Template:RfA notice). Not too sure about the name though. Eagles 24/7 (C) 23:41, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Pleasure working with you

I'm sorry to see you have decided to go: whether the community realises it or not this is a big loss. Whenever a long-serving and hardworking user such as yourself feels it is time to leave, Wikipedia becomes weaker. I too fear for this great project, but I hope you'll eventually return. Cloudbound (talk) 21:20, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

You've always been one of the good ones, Fastily, and it was always good to see you involved in a discussion or other matter that I was working with. I understand you leaving and wish you well, though you'll be missed. If you ever need anything shoot me an email from Wikipedia. -- Atama 23:23, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
Fastily, I'm sorry to see you leave, and best wishes for the future. If you have a change of heart and come back at some point, we'd all be much the better. AGK [•] 15:15, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

Rights Award

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Slakr's Rights Award

For your work in dealing with requests for user rights (and the "special" people we've both had to deal with in the past), I hereby award you a genuine copy of the United States Bill of Rights. Be careful with it, as it's kind of old, and the museum totally doesn't know I gave it to you. :P

Keep up the great work. =) Cheers, --slakrtalk / 02:26, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

I was on an awardbox binge and already had this one planned for you. Now I come to find you're retiring? WTF? To hell with that nonsense. If I have to deal with some of these people, then I see no reason why you get to avoid them. :P ;) But in all reality, take whatever time you need, and I really hope you stick around. I think a lot of us have just gotten busy in real life, and, well, on-wiki we tend to wallow around in the areas where most of the proverbial "scum" and bitterness tends to accumulate (or, at the very least, where the emotions and overall tempers run the highest). Needless to say, it can seem like, over time, everyone's always a total dick (simply because that's all we might end up seeing, depending on our haunts), but I don't think that's true for the wiki as a whole. It's like if you were to hang out in a police station all day, you'd start thinking the entire country has turned to savage insanity, even though that's not really the case. Your mileage may vary, though. :P *shrug*. Cheers =) --slakrtalk / 02:26, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

You did some good work.

You did some good work. We'll miss you. bobrayner (talk) 12:32, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

You deleted Template:MoveToCommons

Now I am adding {{MoveToCommons}} but they are red linked. Please let me know what should it redirect to. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 21:02, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

You deleted Rex_D'Souza

HE is a winner of a popular reality show.. Need his page.. What to do??? ~ deepakchhabriansit@gmail.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by 180.215.41.9 (talk) 12:16, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Pssssst, not sure if you noticed, but Fastily has retired. So I pretty much doubt he will be replying to your question any time soon. It may be worth seeking advice at the help desk, see if anyone there can help. WesleyMouse 12:43, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • This is an article about someone who came third in a talent contest in 2005, and never did anything famous since. The article has been deleted for two years. --Elen of the Roads (talk) 13:10, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Never fear

Fastily is still working at Commons. I hope he's able to work there to good effect. Carrite (talk) 04:25, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Great admin

Very sorry to see you go. I have admired your work as an admin and been pleasantly surprised on more than one occasion at the speed with which you dealt with pages I'd tagged for deletion. Good luck with whatever new project(s) you undertake! —danhash (talk) 13:25, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Sorry to see you go

I may be a little late, but I would like to thank you for all the work you did around Wikipedia, especially CSD and file deletion. I hope in the future you do come back, as a lot of Wikipedians do miss you. Godspeed to you on all of your future endeavors and wish you success. -- Luke (Talk) 01:59, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

Fbot5 source code

Is it possible to access Fbot5 source code? (from Wikipedia:Bot_requests) Bulwersator (talk) 08:04, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

You'd probably have better luck asking at commons:User talk:Fastily. Anomie 16:37, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Strongest Football Nations by Elo Ratings

Hello,

I am a football fan and have used the "Strongest Football Nations by Elo Ratings" from time to time to check on the progress of certain national teams. It seems to be deleted from Wiki, which is a terrible shame. I was curious to what has gone wrong with the page?


With kind regards,


FaasWilkes — Preceding unsigned comment added by FaasWilkes (talkcontribs) 11:08, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

You did, of course, notice that this editor has retired and is not active on Wikipedia anymore? (talk→ BWilkins ←track) 11:13, 13 May 2012 (UTC)
Why are you contacting Fastily? User:Scottywong deleted the page. The page was deleted because there was a clear consensus to do so on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Strongest football nations by Elo Ratings. What do you want to do next? →Bmusician 11:23, 13 May 2012 (UTC)
Jeez, give the guy a break. So what if he posted on the wrong page? @Faas I just had a quick look around and World Football Elo Ratings seems to list the top 60 nations by current Elo Rating (as well as some historical ratings) – is that the sort of thing you were looking for? Jenks24 (talk) 12:23, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

Tomáš Bagi

Can you undelete the article of Tomáš Bagi as he made his pro debut with ŠK Slovan Bratislava on 17 April 2010 - source -SLOVAN BRATISLAVA VS. PETRŽALKA 1 - 1 17.04.2010, soccerway.com]. IQual (talk) 10:14, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

Fastiyly has retired, so no longer is responding here. I have restored the article pointing to this discussion. Please update the article shortly. If you need longer I can move the article into your userspace until it is ready to be released again. Let me know. Agathoclea (talk) 10:01, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

Roland Szabó (Slovak footballer)

Hi. Can you undelete the article of Slovak footballer Roland Szabó as he made his pro debut with AS Trenčín on 22 October 2011 - source -RUŽOMBEROK VS. TRENČÍN 1 - 1 22.10.2011, soccerway.com. IQual (talk) 08:35, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Fastily cannot undelete the article as he is retired, is no longer an admin, and is no longer active on Wikipedia. It was deleted because there was a consensus to do so at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Roland Szabó; and all further re-creations of the page (that are identical to the deleted version, and do not address the reasons for which the material was deleted) can be speedily deleted. If you can prove that the article does not fail WP:GNG and WP:NFOOTBALL, go ahead and re-create it. Otherwise go to WP:DRV. →Bmusician 12:01, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
IMO an undeletion is preferable to a re-creation if there is an article history. in this case the last deletion was by User:JamesBWatson who also locked the article for recreation, which is why I am hesitant to do the undelete myself. DRV is overkill though if the reason for the deletion has fallen away. My recommendation is to inform WP:Football and if thy can confirm the state of affairs then I am happy to undelete. Agathoclea (talk) 12:24, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
The match report provivided shows that he came on as a 90th minute substitute i.e. as the match was about to end. He was probably on the field for 3 minutes. He remains non-notable in my eyes. GiantSnowman 12:29, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
  • I agree with Agathoclea that DRV is overkill, to be avoided if the issue can be settled without that. If notability can be established then I would have no problem with it being undeleted, though what GiantSnowman says makes it seem doubtful that he is notable. The deleted article contained so little information that it would not be a lot of trouble to re-create it. Agathoclea, you don't have to be hesitant to do the undeletion because I protected it. If notability can be established I will be perfectly happy for it to be restored by any administrator. JamesBWatson (talk) 12:55, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Note - based on the information at hand and the overwelming sense that this player isn't notable, then if it is re-created, I will be looking to take it back to AfD. GiantSnowman 12:58, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Interesting case, my reading is that in the absence of other reasons one is automatically deemed notable under NFOOTBALL. Which means that with his first pro appearance the reason for the AFD was void. As a result the following two deletions (No 3 and 4) did not really qualify as G4 but that was hardly noticable for the deleting admin as the article recreation did not make that obvious. Personally I would like to see a definete answer on GiantSnowman's claim of non-notability one way or another. So maybe we should go down the route of an AFD on a recreated article? Anyway I am hoping that a few more people from WP:Football will drop by. Apart from that, IQual if instead of posting here please alert the good people at WP:Football of any article you think should be recreated/undeleted and they can give a preliminary yes or no. Agathoclea (talk) 15:42, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
  • NFOOTBALL is just a guide, an indication of players who play at a level sufficient enough for them to meet GNG - and so we are seeing more & more AfDs of players who technically meet NFOOTBALL thanks to 1 or 2 appearances, but who fail GNG, and they are being deleted. Please feel free to recreate and take to AfD for community consensus. GiantSnowman 17:23, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
I have unprotected the article, but will not recreate. Any recreator should be advised of the above. Agathoclea (talk) 11:02, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

2015, Inc.

Hello! A small question - why is 2015, Inc. page deleted?! 2015 has very important role in video game history. How can I see the page's history at least? I can try to update the article, if it is flawed. As I read from admin's post about Bagi, there is possibility to ask it to be added to userspace? Thanks, lew — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lewuz (talkcontribs) 11:49, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Fastily is retired. Please take it to WP:DELETION REVIEW.—cyberpower ChatOffline 12:33, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Photo usage

Hi, Sorry to see you retired from wikipedia. But maybe you still read this page so I wanted to let you know I've been working on a small game built around animal quizzes and I've used one of your pictures.

I found your picture here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Silkworms3000px.jpg

And I attributed the picture like this: Fastily at en.wikipedia with this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Fastily and also added a link to the license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en

I hope you're happy with it, please let me know if this is not the case. You can find the game here: http://apps.facebook.com/animalalbum Or through here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/AnimalAlbum/156339584490672

Kind regards, Garfunkel Jansen (talk) 09:17, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

P.S. Thanks for taking the picture and making it available.

You would have more luck getting his attention at commons:User talk:Fastilycyberpower ChatOffline 14:26, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

You may not read this, but just in case you ever stop by...

The problem here, is not with the WMF, site rules, or individual editors, but with the contagious witch-hunt mentality of the community. I know, it's easy, and perhaps even fun to ostracize and single an editor out, seduce the masses with promises of drama, and freely harass and attack that poor soul without fear of retribution. During such times, and even in general, we have a tendency to focus on the negative and overlook the positive; stellar contributions are rewarded with silence, and mistakes, regardless of how minute or well-intentioned, are met with aggressive complaints and/or trips to AN/ANI.

The thing most people fail to understand is that there is a real person reading all these insults on the other side. Throughout my tenure here, I have seen countless editors, from IPs to Admins, to Arbs, say things or insult others in ways that they would dare not in real life. Such has only become more apparent to me during my break from Wikipedia. I have been actively watching, no, desperately reading and watching various talk pages, discussion boards, and noticeboards, searching for something to wholly prove me wrong. I have not been met with success in my search. Given the current state of things, I believe that Wikipedia is going to destroy itself through mob-mentality and infighting. This project is ill, very ill, and I fear for its future.

It is rather ironic. You're someone who I'm not sure I've ever been in agreement with elsewhere, and yet you have articulated so eloquently the very same dismay that I've felt for so long. Wikipedia is an amazing project with some amazing people chiseling away at it, but behind the veil of an intellectual nexus lies a toxic environment where one's spirit can so easily be shattered for the most insignificant of infractions. Bureaucracy has overtaken reason, good faith has vanished in the midst of a gang mentality, and a callous disregard for the feelings of others has all too often been justified by calling it simple "honesty".

It's a shame to lose an editor as principled as yourself, but I understand why you have chosen to leave. I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that I appreciate all you've done for Wikipedia over the years. A good thing may seem small in the grand scheme of things, but collectively they comprise something truly extraordinary. Good luck in all your future endeavours, Fastily. =) Master&Expert (Talk) 03:17, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Bloons for deletion

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Bloons is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bloons until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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Michal Šulla

Hi! Can you undeleted article about Slovak goalkeeper Michal Šulla. He made his professional debut for Spartak Myjava against 1. FC Tatran Prešov on 1 September 2012, Myjava win 2 - 0. Thanks, 17:26, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

Fastily is no longer active on this project. Please ask another admin. Sven Manguard Wha? 15:28, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

The Olive Branch: A Dispute Resolution Newsletter (Issue #1)

Welcome to the first edition of The Olive Branch. This will be a place to semi-regularly update editors active in dispute resolution (DR) about some of the most important issues, advances, and challenges in the area. You were delivered this update because you are active in DR, but if you would prefer not to receive any future mailing, just add your name to this page.

Steven Zhang's Fellowship Slideshow

In this issue:

  • Background: A brief overview of the DR ecosystem.
  • Research: The most recent DR data
  • Survey results: Highlights from Steven Zhang's April 2012 survey
  • Activity analysis: Where DR happened, broken down by the top DR forums
  • DR Noticeboard comparison: How the newest DR forum has progressed between May and August
  • Discussion update: Checking up on the Wikiquette Assistance close debate
  • Proposal: It's time to close the Geopolitical, ethnic, and religious conflicts noticeboard. Agree or disagree?
Read the entire first edition of The Olive Branch -->

--The Olive Branch 19:02, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

I have added you to Missing Wikipedians

Just to let you know (I am supposed to - this is what it says). Ottawahitech (talk) 14:44, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

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Sysop @ testwiki

Hi, just reminding you that I gave you back the sysop rights on testwiki as you requested. Please don't forget to finish the promised cleanup ;) Petrb (talk) 15:19, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Tell him at Commons, he doesn't check this page anymore. Sven Manguard Wha? 16:43, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

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Perhaps someone should tell the user at Wikimedia Commons, he doesn't check here anyway. Happy Holidays to all, TBrandley 00:16, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. I've left a message on his commons talk page. — Oli OR Pyfan! 01:47, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Holiday cheer

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Nomination of DJ Prostyle for deletion

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article DJ Prostyle is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/DJ Prostyle until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. Andy Dingley (talk) 02:38, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Farewell

I am extremely sorry to hear that you have already left Wikipedia. I hope you reconsider your retirement and comeback to Wikipedia. Meanwhile, I would like to wish you all of the best in your future endeavors. I bid you a very fond farewell. With the most sincerest regards, Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 05:40, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use File:JonathonBand3.jpg

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Goodbye, Robot!

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Goodbye. I hoped you had a good time here. XndrK (talk) 17:51, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:SunGod2012Logo.png)

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For the attention of any talk page stalkers that are administrators

Some time ago, Fastily deleted a page called Dynomite. Dynomite is the name of a top twenty US instrumental. If the deleted content refers to that, please restore it to User:Launchballer/Dynomite. Thank you.--Launchballer 12:53, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

Deletion review for File:Windows Mail logo.png

An editor has asked for a deletion review of File:Windows Mail logo.png. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Dogmaticeclectic (talk) 12:38, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

Useless Post?

Back in the day, you deleted Talk:23d Fighter Squadron because it was (at the time) a talk page for a deleted article. Looks like this article was caught up in a polite discussion about whether the page should be titled 23d Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Squadron or 23d Fighter Squadron (USAF). I don't know if the weighty issue of the article's name was discussed on the old talk page, but I have restored the talk page for the current name of the article. The rules say I have to tell you, so if you're lurking -- I told you.

If any of the visitors to this page know how to restore deleted material from the old page, it would be helpful. --Lineagegeek (talk) 22:33, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

FYI

Wikipedia:Requests_for_undeletion#Wild_Games_Studio. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 10:21, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Merry Christmas from Cyberpower678

cyberpower OnlineMerry Christmas 22:48, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Happy 2014 from Cyberpower678

cyberpower OnlineHappy 2014 00:06, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Simple Pickup Logo.jpg

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Jackmcbarn: It was in use until Simple Pickup was deleted by Ronhjones. Ronhjones, I recommend deleting that image.--Launchballer 23:59, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
It will go in a week. Sometimes editors ask for expired PRODs to be restored.  Ronhjones  (Talk) 00:15, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 14:12, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Willian Arão

You deleted Willian Arão (expired prod) however the page was recreated when the player became notable, but the edit history wasn't merged. Can you do this? Thanks, Nfitz (talk) 14:08, 23 March 2014 (UTC)