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Sourcing[edit]

Is an acrobat file transcript of a movie stored online a citable source? If so, how should I cite it? Do I need page numbers?

Recent Deletion[edit]

The information you deleted in my update to "Fox News" is factual and from the documentary Outfoxed at around 15 minutes in.


High school alum[edit]

Thanks for the help... Tdanthony 02:50, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Toon Zone[edit]

Sorry about those edits accidently leaving the donations page, little new at this still (Dr. RKZ)


Disco Demolition Night[edit]

Leave the page semi-protected for a while longer. I'm hoping the vandal will lose interest in a week or soAce-o-aces 14:49, 1 January 2006 (UTC)

September 11, 2001 attacks[edit]

This video examines public videos of the several attacks on 9/11. It demonstrates substantially different facts from the article. This IS important and deserves your review before deletion. Consider the contents of this video:

Copyright tags[edit]

Hello. This map is going to be deleted because of lacking copyright information. Do you think there's any way to fix all these images that are uploaded by HKU students? Thanks. — Instantnood 16:23, 17 November 2005 (UTC)

Semi-Protection[edit]

Hey Fuzheado, I saw you just reverted vandalism on the article George W. Bush, and, not to sound too much like a TV announcer, but "Are you sick and tired of constant reversions? Do you wish there were a better way?...Well, there is! And it's called semi-protection!" In all seriousness, any thoughts/edits you have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Mysekurity 05:54, 29 November 2005 (UTC)

I like the idea of semi-protection, as it's clear the GWB page is 90% vandalism. I'd raise the threshold a bit more, like the old SPAT (Sock Puppet Avoidance Threshold) of old, of 25 or 50 edits. Fuzheado | Talk 05:59, 29 November 2005 (UTC)

Well the point is that we have more than one level; there could be a 10, 25, 50, or 500 threshold, all which could be incorperated pretty easily. -Mysekurity 06:02, 29 November 2005 (UTC)

What basis was homosexuality semi-protected on? It gets vandalised, but no more than usual, and I don't really see a justification for the ugly header. Ambi 10:42, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

While I understand where you're coming from, that's really not what semi-protection is for. Semi-protection is meant for short-term vandalism sprees - not permanent use on an article. There was no particular vandalism spree at homosexuality - at the very least, nothing to justify the ugly header. If that is going to be plastered all over the top of our most heavily viewed articles, it's really not going to do wonders for our credibility. Ambi 11:12, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

Images keep being deleted[edit]

Hello could you please remind your students to tag the images they uploaded with the appropriate copyright information? Four images have been deleted for the article on The Standard alone [1]. Thanks. — Instantnood 17:12, 3 December 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia[edit]

When you semi-protect a page, please remember to list it at WP:PP. It's especially important at the moment as the policy and technology are new. Also remember that semi is not a solution to apply to an article that is simple high-profile; it needs to have a serious vandalism problem. Also remember that protected pages are still considered harmful and that semi should be a temporary measure just as full-protection is. Admins must work hard to not allow Wikipedia to creep towards a uniformly semi-protected state. -Splashtalk 12:50, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

You seem to have semi'd quite a number of pages, without giving any reasons or noting the fact on talk pages. Semi-protection is not a "thank god, now anons can't edit anymore' option. Please don't overuse it. Ambi has unprotected Homosexuality and I've unprotected Evolution. Neither show then-current vandalism problems and so any level of protection at all is unnecessary. Evolution does show an IP address hitting the article yesterday, but then a block should be used. Protection is a last resort: and semi should be used no more often than full-protection as a rule. If you can block, block, if you can't and they won't go away, semi-protect for a little while. -Splashtalk 12:57, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

How long should an article be semi-protected?[edit]

I've raised this question here, as now it's actually real and happening I expect more people will want to comment. Dan100 (Talk) 15:11, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

Careful with others' comments[edit]

Please don't add things before people's sigs. It makes it look like they made the comment. Please add your stats underneath the entry, with your own sig next to them. Thanks.

But I wonder why they are relevant. SP's purpose is to temporarily stand in the way of drive-by vandalism. It is not to walk around prohibitnig anonymous editing widely, and is not dependent on some history of vandalism. If an article needs protecting, it's because of a current vandalism problem, not an historic one. -Splashtalk 18:08, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

Santa Claus[edit]

I clicked on recent changes and saw you reverted edits by 69.166.128.57...but his edits were not vandalism. All that he did was add links...please explain why you reverted.KI 22:45, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

Semi-protection of my user page[edit]

I already listed it under Wikipedia:Protected_page#User_pages. I think it makes much more sense to sort pages based on their type (e.g. Article, Talk page, User page), rather than based on which kind of protection was applied to them. However, I specifically marked the entry for it on WP:PP, as well as that of many others I reduced from full- to semi-protection, as "semi-protected". The Wikipedia:Protected_page#Semi-protection section is specifically for real articles being semi-protected, not for Talk, User or other types of pages. Owen× 23:49, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

Block[edit]

Well, the person I blocked had been adding unsubstantiated rumours to an article on a candidate in the Canadian federal election. While I didn't warn the individual my previous edit to the article made it clear this wasn't acceptable (particularly since that article was the subject of a news report in the Ottawa Citizen accusing Wikipedia of allowing gossip in its biographical articles of election candiates (see Free online encyclopedia fuels gossip on candidates Speculation, innuendo rampant on Wikipedia)

The reason I blocked the IP for a month was a) it was a dedicated IP that had done this over a period of time and b) the election will be done in a month. Homey 03:12, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

I also see that after you unblocked the person they went on to do the same thing one more time to the Cheryl Gallant article. Homey 03:14, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

Tofu photo[edit]

Can you confirm that the change that was just made to the "tofu flower" photo you uploaded to the Tofu page is correct? Please take a look. Badagnani 16:31, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

Liberal bias[edit]

Why is it "vandalism" to edit liberal non-sense ? Since when is George W. Bush is considered a member of the Christian right?

Why is this liberal lunacy allowed to continue in all impunity?

On Christian Right's persons list[edit]

What about the claim that Ann Coulter is part of the Christian Right? Her books "Slander", "Treason", and "How to Talk to a Liberal if You Must" are biased but have no religious content whatsoever. So again, how can Ann Coulter be in the Christian Right list?

Hank Williams dips into the surreal[edit]

Thanks for your previous comment on my semi-protection of Hank Williams. The issue with the vandal has now taken a surreal turn--the guy posted on the article's talk page that he witnessed these events and that I'm part of the conspiracy to cover up the facts he keeps inserting into the article (he also made a comment that I'm a "very stupid hillbilly indeed" but I can't help but laugh at that). Anyway, could you please advise me what to do. This is no longer a clear-cut vandalism case but instead a case of no original research. Since the user can't be blocked b/c he keeps using sock puppets, how do you suggest dealing with this? I have no desire to keep reverting the page, which is what previous experience with this user suggests will happen when the page is unprotected. Best, --Alabamaboy 16:20, 1 January 2006 (UTC)

AOL/Coolie vandal[edit]

Is there no way to stop this AOL coolie vandal? I suppose you can't block all AOL IPs, there needs to be a better way or some tool to use. -- MicahMN | μ 01:13, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

Louis Epstein's user page[edit]

What was the reason for this revert? Owen× 01:16, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

McDull and Dae Jang Geum[edit]

Hello! I would like to take a closer look at the cultural impact of these two shows in Hong Kong, but it seems that there is not much written regarding this except in newspapers and such. Do you know of a more centralized resource for this? Thanks! --HappyCamper 12:56, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

I've updated your post count link (which had expired) as a little thank you for helping in reverting the vandalism on Robert Koch. Jamyskis Whisper, Contribs Germany 15:03, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

xaosflux awards this Barnstar to User:Fuzheado for ultra fast resolutions on WP:AIV.


Thanks for the speedy cleanup! xaosflux Talk/CVU 06:17, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Hong Kong meetup[edit]

Hi Fuzheado. HK Wikipedians are organising a gathering some time around Chinese New Year. The meetup'll held on January 21, 2006 in City University of Hong Kong canteen. Please visit the Chinese site: zh:Wikipedia talk:聚会/2006香港春聚報告 for details. :)--Simon Shek 14:16, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

You should be ashamed[edit]

I thought better of you. You should be fighting against the very idea of the Counter Vandalism Unit, not participating in it. I can't think of anything better designed to encourage juvenile antagonism than paramilitary affectations about "protecting" Wikipedia. --The Cunctator 07:57, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

Didn't Cunctator oppose Larry Sanger's proposal of a Wikipedia militia?--Shtove 21:32, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

1.0 Collaboration of the Week[edit]

Hi, I noticed you signed up as a member of the Wikipedia:Version_1.0_Editorial_Team, which is looking to identify quality articles in Wikipedia for future publication on CD or paper. Recently, a 1.0 Collaboration of the Week was created to work on essential topics that are in need of improvement, which will ultimately go in a release version of Wikipedia. You can help by voting, contributing to an article, or simply making a comment. Thank you for your support. :) Gflores Talk 08:06, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

Re:Meeting[edit]

Hi, Fuzheado. Umm...I don't know a lot about the meeting going on now, since I havn't joined last online meeting. We should find some university or company to support the meeting, therefore we think HK maybe a best place to held this meeting. They are still discussing about where to held the meeting and how to find university or company to support the meeting. :)--Simon Shek 15:36, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Hi! I'm Chungpui from Chinese Wiki. Now they plan to hold the Chinese Wikipedia Meeting on 26 and 27 August 2006. The location is still under election. Although Hong Kong gets alot of support, we don't have a solid plan on finance and veune, and seems that we lack core members who are mature (age18+) and willing to dedicate tehir time. At the same time Taipei have some core members and a possible support from Academia Sinica. So seems that now only Taipei has a realistic plan. I notice that you are from HKU. Do you think it's possible to get support from HKU (finance and veune) if HK hosts the meeting? If we can solve these 2 problems I think it will be very realistic to launch a HK meeting. The only thing is that 26-27 August will be in the orientation period of HKU and most facilities will be occupied by student societies.Chungpui 21:05, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

I guess it's a firm date, as it was voted from the last meeting. But if we have a sound reason (say the veune only available in that that and that day blar blar blar) maybe we can alter the date a little bit. May I visit your office to have a brief talk on the meeting? I mean, if you don't mind. I'm not the "core" of the HK bidding committee as I'll leave HK very soon, but seems that they (or we) really need some advice in this stage.Chungpui 12:33, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

BTW I'm also a HKUian in fact I'm a firend of Alice. ;)Chungpui 12:35, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

Hi Fuzheado, I am a Hong Kong Wikipedian, you probably knew this already but Hong Kong has been selected to hold the Chinese Wikimedia Conference 2006. A HK Workgroup has been formed to organize the event but we lack two persons to lead us. These two persons are responsible for reporting to the central organizing committee and representing the HK Workgroup. As you have so much experience in Wikimedia, are you interested in being one of the two persons? --Lorenzarius 14:58, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

User page[edit]

Thanks for the revert. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 12:16, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

got it[edit]

I'm on the discussion page.

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for reverting the vandalism on my page. --Nlu (talk) 07:21, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Meeting[edit]

Hi Andrew, just on the m:Special projects committee, you might want to know that we're having our first IRC meeting on Sunday. Anthere said she hadn't heard from you, and I have a few email addresses for you, so thought this was the best way of getting through. Ant should be able to help you if you can't get through to the spcommittee-l list - maybe give her or myself (cormaggio at gmail dot com), an email before then. Talk to you soon.. Cormaggio @ 23:46, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Aha! Best of luck with that move. Talk to you Sunday... Cormaggio @ 11:29, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Or soon, at least... +sj + 18:56, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Are you giving up on the SPC? The next meeting is Tuesday... give me a ping. Sj

Quote[edit]

I recently found what I thought was a great quote by you that was part of the Wikipedia Discussion at PoynterOnline [2]. I hope you don't mind that I've put it on my user page. If you would prefer that I do not use the quote, or would prefer that I use the larger quote to show the context, that would be okay with me as well. BlankVerse 20:49, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Katelyn Faber[edit]

Could you weigh in at the bottom of the Talk Page for Katelyn Faber regarding the inclusion of an image of her? User:Tufflaw, who unsuccessfully tried to have the entire article deleted back in December 2005 insists on censoring/deleting it for extremely specious reasons, and I've been asked to gather a consensus. Please read the bottom two sections of that page. Thanks. Nightscream 18:47, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

About Chinese Wikimania 2006[edit]

Hi, Fuzheado! You become one of the candidate in the election of Chinese Wikimania 2006's Hong Kong Working Group(Temporary name), you can see over here --zh:Wikipedia:2006中文維基年會/香港工作小組/負責人選舉. I have left a message in your Chinese version user page and send you an email, but still haven't receive any response. Hope you can see this message and join the part in this event. You can contact me by this page--zh:User talk:Stewart. Thank you.Stewartcc 14:49, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

「香港工作小組籌備工作」及「2006香港維基人第二次春聚」通知[edit]

Hope you can join! --Stewart~惡龍 (Chat&講!) 15:45, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Version 1.0 "Release Version Qualifying"[edit]

Hi, Andrew, hope you're doing well.

I'm interested in your feedback on Wikipedia talk:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Release Version Qualifying. It's essentially an idea to use a process similar to WP:FAC to identify and handle articles and lists that would go in a release version. Maurreen 19:28, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

WP 1.0[edit]

I thought since you are interested in this project you might be interested to see a CD version of en now exists see Wikipedia:Wikipedia-CD/Download & 2006 WP CD Selection. This is being discussed on the 1.0 project pages but progress breeds enthusiasm so I thought I would let you know. --BozMo talk 09:04, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

Press contact details[edit]

If you are receiving this message, you are either a new, existing, or possible future press contact for one of the languages you speak. What does this mean, being a press contact?

The Wikimedia Foundation runs a Communications Committee, which co-ordinates requests for interviews from the press. When we receive a request for an interview, often the journalist wants to interview someone that speaks their "native tongue", or someone that lives in the same country as their publication. For this reason, it is important the the Communications Committee keeps an up-to-date log of contributors that they can trust to represent the community in a professional manner.

This list of press contacts has started to grow. The goal is to eventually have at least one trusted user on the list from every country in the world, and one user for every language that the Foundation runs a project in.

What are your responsibilities? Whenever a journalist requests an interview, either by phone, by e-mail, or (rarely) in person, you are able to either answer the interview request, or pass the request off to another user that you trust. Whenever a newsworthy milestone is reached on your project, you should help co-ordinate the creation of a press release, and once it's ready, send it to me to post in your language's press room.

Any questions, comments, or concerns? Contact me directly. -- en:user_talk:zanimum

Conference in the Philippines[edit]

Hello. Thanks for inviting us to your conference. It says in the PCIJ blog that it is free for "Journalists from the mainstream media." How about for non-journalists from non-mainstream media?--Nino Gonzales 06:09, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

I was there yesterday. I hope the journalists spread the word and get more Filipinos to contribute to Wikipedia. I'm looking forward to your book! --Nino Gonzales 01:57, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

Journawiki[edit]

Hi, Andrew. Thanks for your note and for bring more people to Journawiki. Hope you're doing well.

In case you or anyone is curious about the topics that I have so far in comparison to the topics I don't -- Since it got little attention initially, I decided to build a niche and eventually use that as a foundation to draw more people. Maurreen 15:45, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

P.S. Of course your plans is no problem; I think it's great. Maurreen 15:50, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Establishment of The Wikimedia Hong Kong[edit]

James Carey[edit]

You recently created a page for an academic named James Carey. I will admit I know nothing about the man, but I do see that another user has redirected your James Carey page to the article about American actor Jim Carrey. This would seem to be a serious error. I thought you would like to know. --Charles 03:31, 24 May 2006 (UTC)


Lawrence Brahm[edit]

Someone has recently nominated your article Lawrence Brahm for deletion. If this Lawrence Brahm is the same person here [3] and who wrote several books about doing business in China [4], it is likely he meets the inclusion criteria at WP:BIO and therefore should not be deleted. Please visit and contribute to the discussion here. Also, please modify the article to show how this person meets WP:BIO criteria (and make sure it is verifable information from reliable sources. This will avoid future nominations for deletion. I would make the changes myself, but I'm not really sure this is the same person who is an author... and to be honest I have zero interest in writing about businessmen, journalists, and CEOs.--Isotope23 17:02, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Better?[edit]

How is the old image better? ~Rangeley (talk) 06:57, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Libya[edit]

Hi,

I've recently added Libya to the list of featured article candidates. Overall the candidature is going well with many of the objections now sorted out. The final concrete objection is with the article's prose. I have been the main contributor to the article and have been looking at it for the previous 9 - 10 months. My eyes no longer see it freshly, so I am not a suitable copy-editor!

To meet the final demand of copy editing, I have been advised to ask different people to edit parts of the article.

I would really love to get this article featured as you can probably see from the page's history! I've worked very hard on it and I see this as possibly being the final hurdle.

You can see the prose objections, mostly raised by Sandy, on the candidature page. If you have the time, please choose a section (Politics, Religion, Culture etc.) and copyedit, perfect, ace it! I would be very grateful with any help I can get.

Thanks a lot,

--Jaw101ie 16:53, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Wikimania image licensing[edit]

I was wondering if, in the spirit of Wikipedia, you might license one of your pictures with me in it under a free license, say, GFDL or CC-by-sa. Thanks. --Cyde Weys 03:04, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Also, this image of Sheldon Rampton would be good to have. -- Zanimum 17:17, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Great to meet you...[edit]

...at Wikimania. And you did a great job (it was evident without even knowing exactly what you were responsible for)!

Peace, BCorr|Брайен 17:39, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Project: Teach the Teachers[edit]

Hi Fuzheado! I would like to ask for your support to a project I'm proposing to the Philippine Wikipedia Community. Your experience in using Wikipedia for education would be very helpful. I drafted a project plan: User:Nino Gonzales/TTT. There is also a discussion about it in our notice board: Wikipedia_talk:Tambayan_Philippines#Manila Meet-up and Project: TTT--Nino Gonzales 05:18, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Piano[edit]

I didn't understand: wasn't the piano invented in Italy? 84.222.8.168 08:11, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

User talk:84.222.8.168[edit]

Good message! You beat me on the rv to Art in the same minute, and I didn't realise you'd already done it. Tyrenius 08:13, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Danny's contest[edit]

Please email me, my email link works. As co judges we will need to coordinate. Thanks... ++Lar: t/c 01:19, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Churen Fuzheado, please give us our blessing![edit]

To facilitate the TTT project, we need to have financial sources, and for which we are to make a Wikifoundation. I am aware that there in Hong Kong you are now having proposals about a Wikifoundation. Why not together with Japan, Singapore and Taiwan we create a big Pan-Asian Foundation to make our pool of resources bigger. If possible, I wish your affirmation to fill the role of the Filipino Community's bridge there. Xi Xie. --Justox dizaola 12:03, 15 September 2006 (UTC) ^_^

School block 82.198.250.67[edit]

Hi Fuz I am Kuf360, you blocked my school because of repeat vandalism please unblock so I may make some edits. I dont think anyone even knows about wikipedia in my school please reconsider!

Podcast[edit]

James tells me you've been looking at starting up a Wikipedia podcast of some sorts. I had some thoughts about launching a podcast as well (I even got to setting up an RSS feed for it) - perhaps we can join forces? -- Tawker 17:37, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

On the other hand... your email address appears to be dead... maybe you need to confirm it -- Tawker 17:47, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Need guidance about biased edits of California Air Resources Board[edit]

Fuzheado, I am asking for your guidance because you were the originator of California Air Resources Board (CARB) and because you have been a Wikipedian for very much longer than I have been.

I hope that you can advise me what to do about what are, in my opinion, some highly biased diatribes edited into the California Air Resources Board (CARB) article. The two edits involved were made today (October 6, 2006) by User:67.160.235.141 at 14:40 and 16:30 respectively. You should read them in that time order to see what he has done. I realize that there are people who disagree with CARB for many different reasons, but these two edits use some very biased, sarcastic and derogatory comments. What is the best way of handling this? Is there anything that you can do or will do? I will watch for your response here on your talk page. Thanks, - mbeychok 05:54, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

Deletion of subpages[edit]

Please see [5], as this concerns several pages that I have deleted from your userspace for being in violation of WP:NOT. Naconkantari 04:25, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

0101[edit]

I have unblocked all the ones that I have blocked after the AIV report, and a great deal of others, but there are still quite a lot left (blocked mostly by Naconkantari (talkcontribsblocksprotectsdeletionsmoves)).--Konst.able 07:17, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

Looking at User:Fuzheado/jmsc0101/instructions#ASSIGNMENT_GOALS, I am somewhat nervous that you require your students to use a particular format of username, which includes their first name. Many people are nervous about posting their name online. In addition, the format of the username would allow people to identify them as JMSC students. Many people who have disclosed their real name online have regretted it. See Wikipedia:Username and m:Right to vanish. As an alternative, I would suggest asking your students to email their chosen usernames. Armedblowfish (talk|mail) 22:49, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Images in Civic Exchange[edit]

Regarding the images in that page, which you seem to have directed, maybe you should tell your students there that taking photographs of brochures, as opposed to scanning them, looks rather ugly in the article, wouldn't you agree? Other than that, I am impressed at the work. Peter O. (Talk) 20:27, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

October statistics[edit]

Hi there! It's been a while since I last heard from you, so it was a pleasant surprise to see your query on my talk page tonight. I have an account with all 250 wikipedia language projects, with an article counter on my user page. I have a special browser (IE2) which automatically opens multiple windows (my user page in the various languages) simultaneously. I then transferred them to a spreadsheet. Normally, I then copy them to the Wikipedia:Multilingual statistics tables, each month. I will get around to doing that in the next day or two. David Cannon 09:47, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Re: Transcripts[edit]

Hey Andrew, how lovely of you to come thank me for something that trivial! :) I'm glad I could help out. I'd love to take part in one of the actual podcasts, but I'm rather short on time right now - perhaps sometime next year. It's going really well, you guys should all be very proud of yourselves. All the best, riana_dzasta 05:34, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

My talk page[edit]

Thanks for the revert, however I prefer to leave all messages on my talk page. If someone edits somebody elses comments then I will revert it but if the message is a comment or even an insult I prefer to leave it on as it is still a message. It's nice to see someone else on RC patrol though. See you round. James086 Talk | Contribs 09:02, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

I would consider that a very sound policy especially with the number of people who vandalise wikipedia. James086 Talk | Contribs 09:06, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Statistics[edit]

Hi there! Did you get my e-mail the other day (I enclosed the spreadsheet as an attachment). I was a bit worried that the size of the file might be rejected by your e-mail server, so I wanted to make sure you got it. I haven't heard back from you, so I just want to be sure. If you didn't get it, I'll break the file down and send it in manageable chunks. Please let me know. David Cannon 11:55, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

That's great. I'm glad you got it - that's all I wanted to know. Yes, it's great to see the statistics page is live again! David Cannon 12:06, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Gillmor Gang[edit]

A tag has been placed on Gillmor Gang, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done because it is an article about a certain web site, blog, forum, or other community of web users that does not assert the importance or significance of that web location. Please read our criteria for speedy deletion, particularly item 7 under Articles, as well as notability guidelines for websites. Please note that articles must be on notable subjects and should provide references to reliable sources which verify their content.

Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself. To contest the tagging and request that administrators wait a while for you to add contextual material, please affix the template {{hangon}} to the page, and put a note on Talk:Gillmor Gang. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Jemiller226 05:24, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Wikiweekly[edit]

Way for singling me out and missing the point. -- Steel 16:50, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Ok, just to clarify that. There's currently a semi-protection backlog over at WP:PP and CAT:SEMI (people have brought it up on ANI and such and asked people to help out). The reason I was unprotecting en masse was due to this backlog. In fact, I know of one other admin who unprotected more than the 30 I did that day. I will accept that unprotecting Anus was a bad idea and poor judgement on my part, but one other of those you highlighted on my talk page (Asshole), has had very little vandalism since unprotection. One gripe I do have is with your statement that I unprotected articles "without even looking at why they were protected in the first place". I actually skipped over numerous articles on CAT:SEMI because I didn't feel unprotection would be beneficial (in cases where it was protected to prevent sockpuppetry or banned users editing and the like). Poop deck was ultimately unprotected after consensus was reached on ANI. At any rate, if I have to be a fundamentalist of any kind I think I'd like to be a wiki fundamentalist over the other possibilities. :)
Summary: I made a few poorly thought out calls with Anus and Douche, but I think you may have mistaken backlog clearing for indiscriminate unprotection of dozens of articles. -- Steel 17:05, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

I'm the "other admin". I was planning on letting your latest criticism of my unprotections go unremarked upon, but since I've been referred to on the podcast and here...

Like Steel, I found a notice on ANI that there was a backlog of unreviewed protections. It was not an indiscriminate unprotection as I evaluated both the reason given by the protecting admin, the amount of time that had passed, as well as looking at the talk to see if there is was relevant discussion. In cases where the protection was recent, where the protecting admin stated that it was in effect an IAR exception to the guideline against indefinite semiprotection, or where there was current discussion on issues relating the reason for the protection, I did not unprotect. In the case of Jimmy Wales, the protecting admin's edit summary ("recent vandalism") clearly assumed that it would eventually be unprotected. The article had been unprotected about half the time over the previous two months, so there is no "It's always been protected so it should stay protected" argument to be made.

As Steel notes, protection review is an inexact process. In response to concerns from other users, I carried out an review six days after my 84 unprotects to J through M. Of these, 11 had been reprotected and 14 had not been edited at all. You can argue that I should be able to know that the 11 (and several others that I've noted returned to protection since) shouldn't have been unprotected, but how do you know that the 14 (as well as the dozens that returned to editing normality) should have, unless you unprotect them and see? (I did try to be a bit more conservative with the marginal calls in subsequent review.) There are a number of issues tangled up with this, one of which is that some users seem to think that protection is an inviolate action that should not be questioned, while at the same time admins are clearly protecting pages and forgetting about them. If an admin states in their edit summary that a page deserves indefinite protection, and I disagree, I would certainly discuss it before unprotecting. If an admin thinks that an article should be indefinitely protected but instead writes "+sprotect, lots of vandalism" as the reason, he or she should not be surprised if other admins can't mindread and eventually remove the protection in accordance with policy.

I have no desire to drag this topic back into your fine podcast, where I think your repeated criticism of unprotection is beginning to verge on off-wiki lobbying. If you do think it is worth comment, I trust that you will represent my reasoning above fairly, rather than using it as a entry point to restate your own position. No response is necessary; I'm prepared to walk away from this one. Regards, BanyanTree 16:42, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

BanyanTree and Steel359, I see your side of the issue, and I don't mean for WikipediaWeekly to be a bully pulpit for my viewpoint. As we've mentioned many times, we seek out a multitude of voices and issues, so I heartily invite you both to come onto the podcast to either talk about protection specfically, or as part of the greater discussion on the long-term trajectory of Wikipedia with regards to quality, openness and the participation of anons. It's an issue that we have talked about in passing many times:
  • As Wikipedia (en: at least) moves forward, past 1.5 million articles and as articles reach more "finished" states, will protection only be used in the way it is used now, only as a last resort and a temporary measure?
  • Is semi-protection a state that should be used as an article matures?
  • What can we reasonably expect an anon to add to "poop deck" or "anus" that would be useful, as innovations in those particular subjects are not likely?
  • Or should protection stay the domain of emergency measures when we get real "stable versions" in place with a "publicly approved version" and a "draft version"?
It's a conversation we want to have on WW, and we welcome your participation.
It may either be by chance or because "birds of a feather flock together" but the podcast crew for the last few weeks don't seem to vary much on this issue. But that could well be that the panel seems to have a preponderance of RC patrollers, who would likely favor protection earlier and longer than the average admin.
The only thing needed is a Skype account to participate, and again, we welcome your views on this. Let me, Tawker or Daveydweeb know, thanks. -- Fuzheado | Talk 22:10, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
I definitely would... if I had Skype. -- Steel 00:21, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Daveydweeb RfA[edit]

I noticed you struck Wiki Warfare to Infinity's !vote - he's actually !voted on several RfAs this morning, and left this on David's talk. Just thought someone should know. Cheers, riana_dzasta 03:33, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Re: Britney Spears article protection[edit]

Thank you, I welcome your concern. This article, in my view, was correctly protected due to the repeated inclusion of potentially damaging data without proper justification for its inclusion—indeed, the lack of justification seemed instead to increase—that appeared to be intended to circumvent the discussion thereof. Rather than a matter of a "content dispute" in which I am involved, this is a matter of abject (if not intentional) failure to abide by policy. RadioKirk (u|t|c) 06:46, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

The creation of "notability" when news organizations accept tabloid "wire" stories is not in and of itself notability (did you actually read the links, I wonder?); the "effect" in the cause-and-effect equation remains missing. Nevertheless, I accept your decision. RadioKirk (u|t|c) 07:09, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

McDonalds Vandalism[edit]

That IP you blocked was one of many IPs being used to vandalize McDonalds right now. Could you please semi the article? Thanks! Nwwaew (Talk Page) (Contribs) (E-mail me) 17:18, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Human readable pronounciations[edit]

Aren't, especially if English isn't the reader's first language. They aren't helpful. Angus McLellan (Talk) 23:16, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

The Germans pronounce his name as if it were German (and that's how I'd pronounce it, German name == German pronounciation). The only people who'd be helped by your version are people who talk more or less like you and who care how it the name is supposed to sound. My suspicion is that most readers couldn't care less how John L. pronounces his name, any more than they'll care how to pronounce Łódź, Reims or Beaulieu. For those that really do care we have IPA. The set of people who care, and share your manner of speaking, is unlikely to be large. If you really feel that the IPA needs supplementing, why not add a recording ? Angus McLellan (Talk) 23:57, 8 December 2006 (UTC)


wikipediaweekly[edit]

hey-o. just letting you know, the new episode is out but the wikispace isn't updated, and neither is Template:WikipediaWeekly-subscription (only that ep 8 is out and not it's summary). I'd do it but im rather involved right now in non-computery things for the next couple of weeks. JoeSmack Talk 05:52, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

course assignments[edit]

Fuzheado, you might be interested in these: User:Ragesoss/HIST 236 and User:Ragesoss/Assignments. It's a Wikipedia assignment that just wrapped up in the course I'm the teaching assistant for.--ragesoss 08:01, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

A DB-Bio Article[edit]

Hello Fuzheado, this db-bio article has been up for quite some time. Could you take a look at it please? Thank you.¤~Persian Poet Gal (talk) 00:47, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

I totally respect your work man[edit]

Man, you are the genius behind the most awesome page on wikipedia: Wikipedia:Lamest_edit_wars. I am not worthy to type on the same talk page as you type on.

I was wondering if you could include a couple of links to the edit history for your additions:

Wikipedia_talk:Lamest_edit_wars#New_contributors:_Help_other_wikipedians_enjoy_the_lame_edit_war_even_more

This one: Cauliflower

thanks. Best wishes, Travb (talk) 12:05, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Page for instructors[edit]

Hi Fuzheado, I'm looking for a page on Wikipedia which describes a little bit about how instructors can use Wikipedia and incorporate Wiki editing into course materials. Do you know where this page is? Many thanks, --HappyCamper 12:15, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Semi-protection of talk page?[edit]

I find it's a very, very bad idea to semi-protect your talkpage. By being an administrator, you need to allow anonymous editors to talk to you for a variety of reasons.

  1. There are a few anonymous editors with thousands of edits who are as respectable as any Wikipedian with a username.
  2. If you warn an anonymous editor, they can't ask you for help.

Unless a troll is trying to vandalize (if so, put a message explaing the sprotect), I strongly urge you to unprotect this page. -- Chris is me (u/c/t) 02:29, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Eh, sorry to jump on you. -- Chris is me (u/c/t) 05:08, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia Weekly...[edit]

When is production resuming? ShakespeareFan00 14:19, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Great to see that you are back. I was looking forward for it for a long time. I hope you could get back your normal Internet service. Greetings, Longbow4u 20:19, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

Happy New Year! Wish you all the best in the year of the pig. Wish you a year full of knowledge and energy. As nurtured as a pig, as content as a pig. Greetings from Hong Kong. --Deryck C. 16:58, 17 February 2007 (UTC)


Lamest edit wars[edit]

Thanks for starting this page - it beats the Bad jokes section hands down.--Shtove 21:21, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

"Context"[edit]

Hi, Fuzheado. Upon further reflection, I'm not as sure as I was earlier that there is any context that sufficiently justifies Essjay misrepresenting himself to the New Yorker reporter. Earlier, I thought that he had created the "professor" persona after being stalked by Daniel Brandt, but now it seems that is not the case. I'm not sure why he created the "professor" persona, but it was quite early in his Wikipedia activities (see here). Given that Brandt did subsequently stalk many prominent Wikipedians, it is understandable that Essjay would choose to maintain the professor persona, but it's not quite so understandable why he would then choose to speak to a reporter at length under false pretenses.

I also don't think that Essjay's current position of leaving any comment to Wikia's PR firm is particularly beneficial, to him or to Wikipedia's reputation. —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 05:37, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia Weekly[edit]

You are a great radio host. —Centrxtalk • 20:12, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

I agree! Although the Essjay episode came about about 14 hours too early... :( I wish I could do something like the Wikipedia Weekly hehe, that would be really fun to do. Do you guys have anything like a signup sheet where I could come on sometime in the future? Hehe that'd be really fun. GofG ||| Contribs 02:57, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

For your response. --CSTAR 03:18, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Jalt[edit]

I have added a "{{prod}}" template to the article Jalt, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but I don't believe it satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and I've explained why in the deletion notice (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may contest the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. Squids'and'Chips 01:12, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

God (expression)[edit]

Back in September, you speedy deleted God (expression). The deletion reason given was "short and stupid". Would you mind undeleting this article? Thanks. --- RockMFR 22:52, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Poke poke... --- RockMFR 04:59, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Multimedia and Wikimania[edit]

Hi Fuzheado. Thanks for including me in the discussion. See my comments here. --CharleyQ^#o • 23:56, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Prague[edit]

In about two weeks I could be available for you, but I can't say it for sure unless I know the date of your visit. Most probably I will be available. Am I enough for you, or you need more people? Please reply on my cs:User talk:Zirland page. --Zirland 08:54, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Great, let's try to rendezvous then -- Fuzheado | Talk 18:02, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Contest judge[edit]

Hello! You've been listed as a judge in Messedrocker's Contest. If you have any questions, please ask me on my talk page. Signed, your friendly neighborhood MessedRocker. 20:11, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

km.wikipedia.org backlog[edit]

Could you please check km:Category:Delete? There are several pages that need to be deleted. Thanks. -- ReyBrujo 04:14, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Nice, hearing from you again. I will find some time to fill it. Thank you. BTW do you still have pictures from Wikimania 2005 with me showing a magazine to Jimbo Wales and giving lecture? Cheers! Meursault2004 12:20, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Videos of Wikimania Taipeh 2007[edit]

Hi Fuzheado, when I remember correctly from Wikipedia Weekly, you said that you plan to make the Wikimania 2007 more interactive, so that Wikipedians who cannot participate can at least watch the conference on video. I do not know if you organize the videos, or if you know the person who will be responsible. There were some glitches at Wikimania Boston 2006, and perhaps it is possible to not repeat them.

  1. The videos should be taken in a free video format, at least as an alternative format. --> Ogg Theora. (Real media is not a good format)
  2. They should be freely licenced with a Wikimedia Commons compatible licence --> e. g. dual-licenced GFDL/CC-BY-SA 2.5 or later. Even though Commons at the moment limits filesize at about 20 MB, it is very likely that in the future also bigger files will be supported, and then we need these files for documentation.

I hope this can be arranged. Many wikipedians from Germany are very interested in the conferences and discussions, but will not be able to participate, because Taiwan is so far away. And you do a good job at Wikipedia Weekly ! I listen in regularly.

Greetings, Longbow4u 10:21, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Freebase[edit]

Hey Fuzheado, I noticed that you mentioned Freebase on you twitter account. Do you by any chance have any invitations left? I've been wanting to play with it for a while now. Cheers, JACOPLANE • 2007-04-15 18:49

I LOVE YOUR PODCAST![edit]

I LOVE YOUR PODCAST ! IT IS THE GREATEST EVER!WikiaAlexC 00:39, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Classroom coordination[edit]

I thought you'd be interested in this project.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  20:20, 20 April 2007 (UTC) ==Why did you remove my edits on the Keith Urban discography page? I was updating it to include his current single. I am a fan, and wanted to spread the information...make wikipedia work man... kylie minogue is awesome also... so dont hate her too.

207.69.137.21 03:18, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Why was the Skunk Bush page deleted?[edit]

Why was the Skunk Bush page deleted? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bukujutsu (talkcontribs) 04:59, 1 May 2007 (UTC).

Wikipedia Weekly...[edit]

Do you have 'in blood' permission in respect of the music you are using for the podcast? ShakespeareFan00 14:53, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

A valid question, but there should be no problem. According to Apple:

Every podcast sound included with GarageBand is 100% royalty-free, so you can use what you want at will. Add them in during your post-production, or, if you prefer a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-podcast approach, you can even trigger effects during live recording.

Link can be found here [1]. The profesional music that is bundled makes Apple's software a bargain. -- Fuzheado | Talk 09:06, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

That says podcast, but taken to mean explicit license. ShakespeareFan00 12:31, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
You would do as well to link to your above comments, in your next WW, and credit..ShakespeareFan00 12:35, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Clarification?[edit]

Hi ShakespeareFan00, can you elaborate on the note you left on my page? I'm afraid I'm missing something, as I believe it's pretty clear re: the Apple Garageband permissions to use the clips, and the three main folks who do editing all have Macs/Garageband. Feel free to tell me otherwise. -- Fuzheado | Talk 13:30, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

OK Then. It's "royalty-free' in respect of podcast doesn't quite mean that given the current

debate in the US concerning royalties... ShakespeareFan00 15:13, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Recent podcast on vandalism study[edit]

Fuzheado, I was thrilled to see you cover the results of the first stufy for the Vandalism Studies WikiProject in the recent Wikipedia Weekly podcast. I had proposed this WikiProject just this past winter and I was lucky enough to get some people to help me start this project. Specifically, users User:JoeSmack, and User:JackSparrow Ninja were instrumental in helping me set up and complete the first study, which you referred to in the podcast. If you would be interested, I believe that either User:JoeSmack or myself would be willing to talk to you on the podcast regarding our past efforts and our second study which we hope to begin on June 1. If that interests you, please let me know. Best regards, Remember 21:11, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Video blog article[edit]

Hi Fuzheado,

I'm looking to get the video blog article expanded and I noticed you've contributed to the article in the past. It would be great if you could check it out again. It could use some help. Thanks. Pdelongchamp 22:26, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

I know you're online :o[edit]

Why doesn't your skype show it. We've been looking for you but you've been MIA :o -- Tawker 22:32, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Michael Getler[edit]

Just a note, someone proposed Michael Getler for speedy deletion. I expanded it a bit to (hopefully) allay come concerns about the length, but if you have other plans for expanding it you may want to do it soon. Cmprince 04:19, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, but it was one sentence long when I added the tag. Chris9086 02:28, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

DRV for "Truth in Numbers: The Wikipedia Story"[edit]

Dear Fuzheado, this upcoming Wikidocmentary film article is currently under discussion at Wikipedia:Deletion review on today, because a recent decision to retain it on Wikipedia has been appealed and it is in progress in reaching an ultimate consensus. You may wish to support for restoration by contributing it to the review. Since you had involved into it in regards to this upcoming Wikidocumentary film by Nic Hill, so please do help out and try not to hesitate to voice out your advocated opinion! Otherwise without you commenting about it, this article would never had existed. Pole Heinz Tower 14:28, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Pownce[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Pownce. Since you undeleted it, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Corvus cornix 23:56, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Wikimania stream mock up[edit]

Please check your emails re my mock up. This is because i only have limited spare time and this week i should have a lot free so if i can get your comments then i can act on it this week. Thanks --Markie 20:37, 15 July 2007 (UTC)


Comments from NobutoraTakeda[edit]

I don't think that the deletion page needs to have you be condescending about me just registering my name. You do know that you are able to do just about anything on Wikipedia besides put forth deletions without a screen name, right? If you have a problem about me, why don't you ask me for information instead of saying things like that? NobutoraTakeda 01:16, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Doubts? That gives you the right to be rude and bite? NobutoraTakeda 01:34, 16 July 2007 (UTC) Factual? So I should say on your delete talk pages "this guy has 4 archives on his talk page" after your posts? Don't use an excuse to hide from an apology for your rudeness. NobutoraTakeda 02:04, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Hello! Nobutora, instead of focusing on practically only nominating articles for deletion, I strongly urge you to consider working to improve to Wikipedia by contributing to making articles better. Too often it seems articles are nominated without editors attempting to improve them instead. I think more actual constructive edits would be much appreciated. For some good articles, please see:

Best, --Le Grand Roi des CitrouillesTally-ho! 23:30, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Pownce Re-deletion[edit]

As I created the Pownce article, I've had a notice put on my talk page saying it's been put up to be speedily deleted again. I'm relatively new here, I don't know the best way to combat these - any chance you could have a look? Alexlmuller 07:56, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Coincidence[edit]

Hi Fuzheado. I happened to read your piece, linked from the current signpost, after my punk attempt at 'article rescue' on Radio Monash, a top[1] universities online radio station. They happen to be part of academic courses in new journalism, which I assume would interest you. I have seen projects roused to rescuing articles with great effect, but a lot of stuff is beyond their scope and is trashed and added to a nominators 'score'. I hope this 'sport' is stopped. It is highly detrimental to the community and the work. Thanks for your opinion piece on the subject. Regards, Fred 11:08, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Reversion of Edward McSweegan[edit]

I noticed that you just reverted an edit to Edward McSweegan. Thanks! Would you please consider dropping a serious warning (maybe a uw-vandalism3 or uw-vandalism4 on the editor's Talk page? At least two other editors are trying to engage this editor with dialog and warnings but he doesn't seem to get it. I'm afraid that if I or Studerby place another warning on Emcsweegan's talk page he will just ignore it and figure that we're pestering him. --ElKevbo 21:07, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

how the community is changing[edit]

This quick interaction I had reminded me of the thread a couple of weeks ago, your questions, and the upcoming wikimania discussion; how *do* we inculcate new(ish) editors? and into what do we guide them? Precedent is strongly set by people doing the jobs many older editors don't want, like RC patrol, and this may not always be ideal. phoebe/(talk) 21:45, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Jalt[edit]

Jalt, an article you created, has been nominated for deletion. We appreciate your contributions. However, an editor does not feel that Jalt satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in the nomination space (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and the Wikipedia deletion policy). Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jalt and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Jalt during the discussion but should not remove the articles for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Eliz81(talk)(contribs) 18:34, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

WP Zimbabwe[edit]

Together we can make the world a better place.

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You have been invited to join the WikiProject Zimbabwe, a collaborative effort focused on improving Wikipedia's coverage of Zimbabwe. If you'd like to join, just add your name to the member list. Thanks for reading!

Part 03:56, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Venue suggestion needed for a meet-up in Yuen Long[edit]

Khmer Wikipedia[edit]

As you are still sysop on the Khmer Wikipedia - can you protect the page km:វីគីផេឌា:Protected titles with the Cascading protection switched on, and then delete the garbage pages like km:w/index.php created by a spambot? This spambot really gets annoying... andy 10:53, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

WP:CVU status[edit]

The Wikipedia:Counter-Vandalism Unit project is under consideration to be moved to {{inactive}} and/or {{historical}} status. You have been identified as a project member and your input as to this matter would be welcomed at WT:CVU#Inactive.3F. Thank you. Delivered on behalf of user:xaosflux 01:07, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Convincing the Powers that Be at my School that Wikipedia assignments are worth it[edit]

I am very impressed by your work at Hong Kong University. Im hoping you are still active enough here to help a newbie instructor. I have a current project at Wikipedia:School_and_university_projects#ITESM_Campus_Toluca_-_Advanced_B_English_Course_.28Profesional.29. As you probably know, it is a LOT easier to convince students of the value of using computer and Internet-based projects than it is teachers and administrators. While I have managed to get this semester's course based on Wikipedia and they have been pretty good about letting me experiment, they have let me know that they are "indulging" me. Ah politics! I also noticed that you got your Hong Kong project reported on CNN. How did you manage that? Something similar (not CNN so much but maybe a Mexico news outlet) would go a long way to helping my case as ITESM sure wouldnt mind positive publicity. So how do I go about getting the attention of the news without looking like Im just looking for attention? Thelmadatter 14:53, 21 August 2007 (UTC)Thelmadatter

Dim sum spoken article[edit]

Hey can I re-record the dim sum article since the last one was done in 2005? Or if you wanna redo it I can hold back. Davumaya 08:52, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

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AfD nomination of List of Korean Americans[edit]

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AfD nomination of List of Japanese Americans[edit]

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responded[edit]

Responded on my talk. If you feel like you should unprotect it, I'm not going to stop you. However given the edit warring and reversions, the unreliable sourcing, and the OTRS complaint, and considering this involves potentially sensitive information, I don't think it should be unprotected. SWATJester Denny Crane. 03:45, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Responded again. SWATJester Denny Crane. 03:56, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

The book?[edit]

Your user page says book coming out in Fall 07 - how's it coming along?--Shtove 09:27, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Dozens of bad-quality edits as a result of a coursework assignment[edit]

I read on your blog that you had given assignments to students, so I thought that your input in this discussion might be valuable.--victor falk 20:32, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

In Remembrance...[edit]

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--nat Alo! Salut! Sunt eu, un haiduc?!?! 06:02, 7 November 2007 (UTC)


Perdida de permisos en la gl.wp[edit]

Estimado amigo. En la actualidad se esta a llevar la votación de perdida de permisos por parte de su usuario en la enciclopedia gallega. El plazo concluye este 22/11/2007. Para mas información le envio un correo y, de paso le invito a que vea la propuesta en la pagina correspondiente (http://gl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:A_Taberna_%28propostas%29#Publicaci.C3.B3n_de_Petici.C3.B3ns_e_Votaci.C3.B3ns_para_a_revogaci.C3.B3n_do_status_de_administrador_de_administradores_inactivos.). Saludos --83.50.133.72 01:29, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Farid Babayev[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Melissa Herndon[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Melissa Herndon requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a person or group of people, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is notable: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not assert the subject's importance or significance may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable, as well as our subject-specific notability guideline for biographies.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the article (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the article's talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Jeanenawhitney 14:06, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

I did it because 1. The article was very short and really showing no or little notability. 2. After doing a google search I found she is usually a low ranking billiards player. 3. The external link was or is broken. --Jeanenawhitney 14:13, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Suzanne Fournier[edit]

Suzanne Fournier, an article you created, has been nominated for deletion. We appreciate your contributions. However, an editor does not feel that Suzanne Fournier satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in the nomination space (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and the Wikipedia deletion policy). Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Suzanne Fournier and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Suzanne Fournier during the discussion but should not remove the articles for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. βcommand 15:39, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Rafael Robb[edit]

Rafael Robb was created Dec. 1 by User:Lyonspen, I've improved it after listening to ep. 36 (sorry:); however unfortunately, the article seems to be slated for deletion soon due to the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Rafael Robb. -Kain Nihil 19:09, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, Fuzheado, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question and then place {{helpme}} before the question on your talk page. Again, welcome! -- Tawker (talk) 03:30, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

WikiEN-l[edit]

User:Phil Sandifer has suggested I ask another list moderator about this. Can you tell me, is there a set period of time that a new subscriber becomes "unmoderated", or is it just whenever one of the list admins "approve" them? The reason I ask is I've made a couple replies to the list within the last 2 days and none of them have went through. Thanks for your help! - Rjd0060 (talk) 02:20, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Please reply on my talk page. Thanks, Rjd0060 (talk) 22:21, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Nevermind. It seems to be all set now. Thanks anyways. - Rjd0060 (talk) 00:23, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

Wethedmedia.info[edit]

I have just bought this wiki back to life [6]

Since nobody complained... well I guess nobody tried to complain, then, we really should close it down.

Waddyasay? Gordo (talk) 17:48, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia Weekly[edit]

I just wanted to say that earlier this month, I subscribed to Wikipedia Weekly on Itunes - I'm one of about 10 people who use their Ipod for podcasts ;) - and I really like it. Raul654 (talk) 21:45, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Also: Ehime Maru - USS Grenville collision was the featured article on December 10 ;) Raul654 (talk) 23:10, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Have you heard of Hoodong wiki-encyclopedia? How does it compare to wikipedia? It seems to be quite large and of good quality. I can't find much news about the site, except for here. 40fifw0 (talk) 20:56, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Wiki Doctorates[edit]

Wiki Doctorate is a new scheme designed to recognise the people who "do all the work" on Wikipedia. It has been mainly developed for Wikipedia administrators however if you have done lots to keep Wikipedia on "the straight and narrow", including being members of different groups which help Wikipedia i.e "The Welcoming Committee. We have selected to email you because you can apply for the doctorate and we would be very grateful if you did and put the userbox on your user page to boost advertising. The following link will take you straight to our homepage.

Yours sincerely

--Dr.J.Wright MD (talk) 23:55, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Deletionist versus Inclusionist Controversy[edit]

I'd like to invite you to weigh in on the--somewhat ironic--AfD discussion on the Deletionist_versus_Inclusionist_Controversy. Tarinth (talk) 20:33, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Hello Fuzheado ![edit]

Hello Fuzheado ! My account on khmer wikipedia is Khmer user

I found you as sysops(administrator) of Khmer Wikipedia. Now some users and anonymous users are trying to delete the text in the articles, templtates, user, user talk....We now can't do anythings to stop these actions because we are simple users, there are no Khmer sysops(Administrator) and only two administrators on Khmer wikipedia, You and User:Bookofjude. But the 2 administrators are not Khmer (Cambodian). If you are the administrator and you have permission on khmer wikipedia I hope you can help us to deal with these problem. Sorry for any inconvenience! Thank you! —Preceding unsigned comment added by តឹក ប៊ុនលី (talkcontribs) 08:17, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Space missions WikiProject[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you are a member of the Space missions WikiProject. A couple of weeks ago, I proposed that the Space missions and Space travellers projects, which both appear to be inactive be merged into the Human Spaceflight project. Whilst this is being done, the capitalisation of the Human spaceflight project's title would also be corrected (ie. Human SpaceflightHuman spaceflight). The projects are all doing the same/very similar things, and in my opinion, a single, larger, project would be more effective than three smaller, and somewhat inactive projects.. In light of very little response to messages on the project talk pages, I am now sending this message to all members of all three projects, inviting them to discuss the proposal on the Human Spaceflight project's talk page. I would appreciate your opinion on this. Thanks. --GW_SimulationsUser Page | Talk 21:46, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

? about your book and need advice about my own project[edit]

I dont know if you remember me... last summer I contacted you about the work on Wikipedia you had done with your classes in Asia. I am an English teacher in Mexico and I based my last semesters advanced English classes on participating in Wikipedia. I am working on an article/paper about the experience and I was wondering if you would be willing to give me some feedback. Ive done the analysis of the surveys I conducted and just about finished the first draft.

If your book is out, how do I get a copy?Thelmadatter (talk) 21:03, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:Goings-on introduction[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:Goings-on introduction requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it is substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{transclusionless}}</noinclude>).

Thanks. --MZMcBride (talk) 05:46, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Turning deletion into a good faith process‎[edit]

Hi Andrew - I chatted to you in Taipei, and have noticed since then that you take an interest in the deletionism issue.

I'd like to explore the idea of turning deletion into a good faith process - I've made a few notes at User:Chriswaterguy/Turning deletion into a good faith process already.

If I'm reinventing the wheel, please let me know so I can support what others are doing instead - thanks! --Chriswaterguy talk 12:35, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Technical structure of Wikipedia[edit]

I heard your description of the technical side of Wikipedia on the Wikipedia Weekly podcast and I was wondering if you would be willing to expand on that description in an email or over Skype. I need to better understand the technical side of Wikipedia for a conference paper that I'm working on about online communities. I would greatly appreciate it! Awadewit | talk 04:55, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

  • Thanks for agreeing to help me out! What is a good time for you and what time zone are you in? Awadewit | talk 02:33, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia Weekly 42[edit]

Size of Wikipedia

I disagree vehemently with some of the things you said in the recent WW episode. Specifically:

  • I think it is fairly obvious that the "sum of human knowledge" is finite. That is to say, even if you define it extremely broad - every idea in every person's head, every concept from all fields (both technical and non-technical), every creative work/story/fable/song/bit of lore - that you still end up with a large but finite number of things. An appropriate analogy here might be to all the grains of sand on the earth - there are lots and lots of them, seemingly (and metaphorically) infinite, but not literally infinite.
  • Wikipedia not nearly as big as you seem to think it is. Looking at the image here, Wikipedia is roughly the size of one shelf you might find in a library. That is nowhere near the sum of human knowledge - any half-decent library has many dozens of times that in both the fiction and non-fiction sections. Wikipedis is, in effect, the cliffs note version of human knowledge - a high-level, easily searchable summary of what's out there.
  • As for future trends in growth, you're right that we seem to be hitting the top of the S-curve (at least that is what Dragonly67's data seemed to indicate). This is not, as you implied, because we've got most of what's out there. I cannot stress this enough. We're hitting the top of the S-curve because we have effectively maxed out what a normal non-specialist contributor is capable of contributing; that Wikipedia has sufficiently good coverage of every-day topics that any average person who sits down to edit Wikipedia. At the risk of immodesty, I will use myself as a counter-example. I consider myself bright and well-versed in a number of fields. I've written many articles on Wikipedia over many years. Here are the articles I started prior to June 2004 (some because they were listed at Wikipedia:Requested articles, some because I wrote them of my own volition). While obviously this list represents, to some extent, the biases of my own education and propensity to write, some of these are so common-place that I'm still surprised that by 2004 they didn't already exist: Investigative journalism, Jacket, Hepatitis E, Social pressure, Socket, Special education, Special prosecutor. Now look at the ones I've created since November: with the possible exception of Van dyke beard, all of them are very niche articles, and most of them are highly specialized (and mostly technical) - not the sort that we can expect the average contributor to have ever heard of, let alone write about.

So as I said, I think we're hitting the top of the S-curve because we've maxed out what most of our contributors are able to contribute, not because we've maxed out what there is to write about. Raul654 (talk) 20:31, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Greetings from the united federation of planets[edit]

Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)#“The battle for Wikipedia's soul” might be of interest to you given you were featured on the economist's article. -- Cat chi? 03:45, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Skype[edit]

Do you have time to talk today or tomorrow about the structure of Wikipedia on Skype? Awadewit (talk) 22:38, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Andrea Parhamovich[edit]

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Please do not make personal attacks. Wikipedia has a strict policy against personal attacks. Attack pages and images are not tolerated by Wikipedia and are speedily deleted. Users who continue to create or repost such pages and images in violation of our biographies of living persons policy will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Thank you.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Chris19910 (talk) 10:59, 11 April 2008 (UTC)


It was aimed at a page that had been created by you not personally at you. Chris19910 (talk) 13:40, 11 April 2008 (UTC)


I cant remember what exactly was on the page because it has already been deleted Chris19910 (talk) 13:56, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Under the terms of an attack page the content falls into that catagory im not going to argue about it. Chris19910 (talk) 14:04, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Why not come join us?[edit]

[7]--Filll (talk) 02:19, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Mickey Kantor[edit]

I've upgraded your protection for the article, looks like an autoconfirmed decided to join the "lets link to videos on youtube" parade. ~Kylu (u|t) 01:55, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

A quote you might like[edit]

Having read the quotes on your userpage I thought you might be interested in this one. Unforetuneately I can't confirm its authenticity absolutely. I have both heard the quote and read a sourced reference to the original but no less than 20 years ago. If you go looking and find a source I would like to know.

"I pity the average man who, having read his morning paper, feels he knows something of what has gone on in the world"
~Henry Ford (from memory but accurate in meaning and tone) Eoag (talk) 05:05, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Edit war[edit]

This is the sequence of diffs that concerned me, especially in light of current events: [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] I have left responses for you on my talk page. Next time you have concerns about my, or another administrator's actions, please discuss before undoing administrative actions. Thanks. Jehochman Talk 00:48, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Edit warring resumed today after you unprotected the page. Unless you object, I will reprotect the page if the edit warring continues. If you do object, I recommend we take this straight to arbitration, because it is an extremely sensitive situation. Jehochman Talk 14:15, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia Presentation[edit]

Hi Andrew. The Philippine Wikipedia Community is planning to be part of the first Philippine Open Source Summit in Cebu City, Philippines, on June 23-24. Would you know where we could get ready-made flyers, 1-pagers, power-point presentations, and other marketing materials on Wikipedia? This will be very useful for educating more people in the Philippines about Wikipedia.--Nino Gonzales (talk) 08:00, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

RE: WikiProject on closed proxies[edit]

Hi, I've just signed up for WP:WikiProject on closed proxies and was wondering whether is project is still active and whether you are still an active member.  Atyndall93 | talk  01:08, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Broken link[edit]

The link on the external site to the OGG version of Wikipedia Weekly #50 actually points to the MP3 version of #49. -AndrewBuck (talk) 16:44, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Fixed. The Placebo Effect (talk) How's my editing? Please contribute to my editor review. 17:26, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
Doh, thanks! Both of you. -- Fuzheado | Talk 01:19, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Early History of similar projects from around the world[edit]

New Zealand had a fore runner to wikipedia at Waikato University in the form of an online club called 'oNeness of Humanity Club' RoddyYoung (talk) 20:46, 31 May 2008 (UTC) This information could be of interest to the wikipediastory.RoddyYoung (talk) 20:48, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Everything leads to Philosophy[edit]

Heard about it in the podcast. May I ask where to find the announcement/discussion on this? It's really fascinating. --Nino Gonzales (talk) 11:16, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

meta:Image:Phoebe1.jpg[edit]

This message relates to meta:Image:Phoebe1.jpg on Meta but I note that you're more active on Wikipedia so I'm bringing this to your attention here. According to the image page, this image was taken by you and is currently "used with permission". Would you be able to clear things up and release this image under a free license according to the definition of free content at foundation:Resolution:Licensing policy. If you have any queries about this then please let me know. Regards. Adambro (talk) 18:13, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Aha! Just saw this. If it's not used with permission by all means take it down, of course :) There was some specific reason I needed a picture of myself back then, not necessary now, though it is still by far my favorite image of myself. phoebe / (talk to me) 16:23, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

wikipedia usage stats[edit]

Hi -- I'm writing another post about deletionism, and I heard you mention on the podcast that user participation is way down this year (or flat, by other metrics). I wanted to know -- where did you get the stats from? Cheers, Tlogmer ( talk / contributions ) 10:26, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Weird stuff on your web site[edit]

I'm not sure what happened, but when I googled "Andrew Lih" and saw the list of hits, the heading of your home page was talking about a certain pharmaceutical product. Should I assume spammers rather than the long arm of the wall? Andjam (talk) 12:01, 25 August 2008 (UTC)


Lamest: SPORE release dates[edit]

You created Wikipedia:Lamest edit wars, right? If so, thanks much - it's one of the best things on Wikipedia.

I think that the recent debate at Talk:Spore_(2008_video_game)#Stop_it_with_the_Australian_release_date is worthy of inclusion, but I'm not sure how to go about it. If you agree, please add it to WP:Lamest. (There's already an entry for Spore there, so this would be Part II.) -- 201.17.36.246 (talk) 13:03, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Lamest: Talk:Christian_the_lion#Viral_video_as_its_own_section[edit]

Another good (as in "really bad") one: Talk:Christian_the_lion#Viral_video_as_its_own_section (featuring Godwin's Law - can't tell if this whole thing was intended simply as trolling or not). -- 201.17.36.246 (talk) 18:54, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Ashley Todd[edit]

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You are right, I don't think the speedy deletion was really the right approach (or else, obviously, I would have tagged it that way in the first place). I've chimed in on that to Order's talk page. -- Kendrick7talk 21:24, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Ashley Todd[edit]

I only placed the tag because someone had placed it at United States presidential election, 2008 already. I have no opinion either way, I was just trying to make sure both articles were included.--Cúchullain t/c 16:46, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Article tagged for rescue[edit]

The Story of Maths has been tagged for rescue. -- IRP 22:18, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

User page[edit]

You might want to update the "due to be released in Fall 2007" on your talk page. Just pointing that out. ErikTheBikeMan (talk) 01:24, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Andrea Parhamovich[edit]

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Wikipedia is not "Journalism" vs. "First-hand accounts"[edit]

You might care to weigh in at Wikipedia_talk:What_Wikipedia_is_not#Wikipedia_is_not_.22Journalism.22_vs._.22First-hand_accounts.22.--ragesoss (talk) 19:15, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Is this the place?[edit]

I would like to take part in WikipediaWeekly #70. My contribs speak for themselves, I'd wager. Maury Markowitz (talk) 12:18, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Need your help[edit]

I have created an article:User Arilang1234/Lao Baixing, is about 老百姓, I think this article is needed. Could you help me to build it up? Arilang talk 08:26, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

International Space Station

Hi! You might be interested in the discussion at Talk:International Space Station#The Failed FAC. Thank you. Colds7ream (talk) 22:28, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia not journalism - latest podcast[edit]

Your comments about Wikipedia and journalism greatly concerned me. I can see why you would say that Wikipedia is journalism. It clearly bleeds into journalism as it reports on-going news events as they unfold, however I wasn't sure whether or not you thought it should be journalism. In my opinion, Wikipedia should unequivocally not be journalism. It is my understanding that journalists investigate and interview sources and then put together a story about that material. They have been trained (to some extent) to do this and have a code of ethics (again, to some extent). However, Wikipedia editors have no such training and are bound by no such ethical code. They have no journalistic qualifications. Why would we want them analyzing material and reporting on it? (By the way, I greatly enjoy the podcasts.) Awadewit (talk) 04:13, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

How's Your News?[edit]

No problem. I saw that on your twitter feed and thought it wouldn't be too difficult. Then I had a hard time trying to write a blurb about that show in a way that wouldn't be offensive, patronizing, or otherwise controversial - which is why it is just a stub now. That is why I think there had been articles created for all of MTV's Sunday lineup except How's Your News? (although Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory was CSDed twice). Stu (aeiou)I'm Researching Wikipedia 21:32, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Your user page[edit]

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See also: Andrew Lih

It says you're writing a book due to be out in 2007! Isn't one of Wikipedia's strengths supposed to be that it's up to date before other sources? :) Lookie Louis (talk) 00:56, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

What is Wikipedia?[edit]

I thought you might be interested in the debate here. Although it is complicated by the fact that the article was created by a sockpuppet, the issue of "what to include in a bibliography" and "what is Wikipedia" is interesting. Awadewit (talk) 02:41, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Salon.com interview[edit]

Hello:

Are you indeed Andrew Lih, author of The Wikipedia Revolution and recently interviewed by Salon.com?

If so, I am looking forward to reading your book.

Thanks, Adam Stanhope Kingston, Massachusetts --AStanhope (talk) 01:49, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

File:Jack-russell.mov listed for deletion[edit]

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Speedy deletion of John Carney (radio)[edit]

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Speedy deletion of John Carney (radio)[edit]

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Proposed deletion of John Carney (radio)[edit]

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Award[edit]

Reallifebarnstar-transparent.gif The Real Life Barnstar
For going above and beyond the HTML to give Wikipedia its place among the stars with your book The Wikipedia Revolution. Ipatrol (talk) 04:11, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Plagiarism dispatch and ensuing debate[edit]

I had no idea plagiarism was such a hot topic on Wikipedia! :) I was wondering if this issue might warrant a mention on the podcast? Awadewit (talk) 21:23, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Revolution[edit]

I've just ordered for a copy and waiting for its arrival. Anyways thanks for bringing the efforts of us into a book ! I will let you comments when I read it. -- Tinu Cherian - 16:00, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

New Zealand Interview[edit]

Hi Fuzheado, I enjoyed your interview with Kim Hill last Saturday, you did another great job of explaining what this whole big thing is all about. Lisiate (talk) 01:14, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

The Article Rescue Squadron Newsletter (September 2009)[edit]

the RFA gauntlet[edit]

Hi Andrew, nice meeting you and your lady in BA. I thought you ought to know there's a discussion at wikipedia Talk:RFA#Activity update: under 900 where I've mentioned your talk at Wikimania. TTFN ϢereSpielChequers 20:00, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Going Rogue[edit]

Good spot finding the wikilink here[14] -- thanks! - Wikidemon (talk) 07:13, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

King Cobra and Black Mamba[edit]

There is an anonymous editor that is constantly vandalizing these two pages. He/she keeps taking out referenced material and replaces them with his own opinions. He has been doing this for quite sometime now. His IP address is: 218.188.1.55 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.43.168.133 (talk) 15:41, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Repeated problematic edits to Russ Mitchell[edit]

Fuzheado, would you be so kind to check out the edits that User_talk:24.159.187.122 has made to Russ Mitchell. I am contacting you since you are an admin in the Journalism project. It appears that this editor is causing formatting problems with his/her edits. I've reverted his/her edits twice and placed a warning on this editor's talk page after the second edit. However, this editor continues to make the same edit and has done so for the third time. I do not wish to get into an edit war with this editor. If I am mistaken in my assessment, I would appreciate it if you would tell me this. If you would prefer not to review these edits, please suggest an alternate admin. Please reply on your talk page. Thank you in advance for your assistance, --Dan Dassow (talk) 12:23, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Redoxon[edit]

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Articles for deletion nomination of Redoxon[edit]

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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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about your right of sysop in ko.wikipedia again[edit]

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Plese respond my question, thank you. -- Shyoon1 (talk) 03:52, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Edward Seitz[edit]

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File source problem with File:Pastry-france-2004.jpg[edit]

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File permission problem with File:Pastry-france-2004.jpg[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Seven dirty words[edit]

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Your contributed article, Levitt Institute[edit]

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Wikimania 2010 program review[edit]

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Teaching essay[edit]

I thought you might be interested in this essay I co-wrote about teaching with Wikipedia: User:Awadewit/TeachingEssay. Awadewit (talk) 03:13, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Wikimania panel[edit]

Would you please urgently confirm your panel here: [15]? The reminders may have gone to the spambox, especially if you are using gmail. Thanks.--Yaroslav Blanter (talk) 10:24, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia Weekly[edit]

I case you were not yet aware, it seems the domain name expired User_talk:Jimbo_Wales#Wikipedia:WikipediaWeekly. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 23:36, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

the Public Policy Initiative Assessment Team wants You![edit]

Hi Fuzheado, I got your name from the Editorial Team participant list, and wanted to tell you that we will be testing out assessment metrics in the Wikiproject: United States Public Policy, and I was hoping you would be interested in assessing articles with the Public Policy Initiative. If you are not interested in assessment, i hope you will check out the project in some other areas, we could really use input from professors who have experience using Wikipedia in the classroom. There is more info about assessment on the 9/13/2010 Signpost. If you're interested or just curious you can sign up on the project page or just contact me. Thanks! ARoth (Public Policy Initiative) (talk) 21:16, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Spaceflight portals[edit]

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Translating your book[edit]

Greetings Mr Lih! A few days ago I sent you an e-mail concerning the translation of your book, and you still didn't reply. I would greatly appreciate if you do respond ASAP. Thanks PIL1987 (talk) 14:49, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Human spaceflight activity[edit]

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WikiProject Spaceflight reboot[edit]

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warning[edit]

your administrator's 권한 will be disappear. please pay attention in Korean Wikipedia.-In Palace01:12, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

This user is blocked in kowiki.--Seco (Ta./con.) 08:44, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

WP:WOCP[edit]

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Tung Lin Kok Yuen[edit]

This is just to let you know I have just been going through the text at Tung Lin Kok Yuen, and noticed that there appears to be significant amounts of thinly disguised copyright violations or Wikipedia:Close paraphrasing, which may have been by one of your students. I may start working on it shortly. Cheers, --Ohconfucius ¡digame! 10:14, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

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Nomination of Arlen (King of the Hill) for deletion[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Mary Ellen Callahan[edit]

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Chinese name[edit]

Hi Fuzheado. I notice Andrew Lih does not show a "Chinese name"

Do you have a Chinese name (in han characters?) - For instance Michelle Yeoh's Chinese name is 杨紫琼, in Hanyu Pinyin Yáng Zǐqióng. WhisperToMe (talk) 21:55, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for 2011 University of Miami athletics scandal[edit]

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An award for you![edit]

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I, SarahStierch, hereby award Fuzheado with The Reporter Award for his hard work and effort in creating and bringing the Wikipedia Weekly podcast to the world! SarahStierch (talk) 21:42, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Kisah Sukses Wikipedia[edit]

That's the title of the Indonesian translation that you said to me. I just got it today (it was translated 2009, but last time I asked the local bookstore in my city, they still didn't carry it). Well, if I don't get the chance to translate the book, at least I got the honor to create the id.wp page :) I'll ask you to sign it on the next Wikimania :) Bennylin (talk)

Wikipedia Weekly files uploaded[edit]

Hi Andrew,

Good to meet you at Wikimania earlier in the year. While I was there, James F gave me a copy of the audio files. They are all up on archive.org. I've left a note on Wikipedia talk:WikipediaWeekly too. —Tom Morris (talk) 21:58, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of MarchFirst[edit]

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Nomination of MarchFirst for deletion[edit]

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LA-area Meetup: Saturday, November 19[edit]

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public art LA[edit]

greetings, a little public art guru told me you were working on public art LA. i recently started a list article based on the SIRIS database. [16] 478 on list. List of public art in Los Angeles, unabridged User:Slowking4/List of Public Art in Los Angeles. let me know if i can help long distance. Slowking4: †@1₭ 03:52, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Children's Museum update[edit]

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It's time again to share the latest news on the Children's Museum of Indianapolis Wikipedia project! In the last few months we have been busy with our third image donation, which was made up of 150 images that were professionally photographed specifically for this upload. We are asking for volunteers to categorize these images and distribute them into Wikipedia articles. Your help is appreciated! Check them out here.

We have also donated our first video and a second GLAM-Wiki Infographic to Commons. In September we were thrilled to welcome Jimmy Wales to the museum. Following our successful Edit-a-Thon and Translate-a-Thon in August, translations have continued with the help of the established QRpedia community, (particularly Russian translations thanks to Lvova!) We have begun to analyze our implementation of QRpedia codes and completed an extensive case study. In November we presented at the Museum Computer Network conference about how museums can effectively collaborate with Wikipedia. You can see more details on the Prezi.

In more general news, in addition to serving as the Children's Museum's Wikipedian-in-Residence, it was recently announced that I will be taking on the role of US Cultural Partnerships Coordinator for the Wikimedia Foundation. In this role I will be working to streamline the process of connecting interested US GLAMs with the Wikipedia community. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to let me know. Be sure to sign up for This Month in GLAM to keep up with the latest GLAM-Wiki news from around the world (subscribe).

We have a listing of High Need and Moderate Need requests on the Ways to Help section on the project page. I encourage you to lend a hand if you're able. While the Children's Museum partnership continues to truck along, we still are in desperate need of volunteers to help disperse our images and update and maintain content. Thank you for your time and help. Happy holidays! LoriLee (talk) 16:45, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject Article Rescue Squadron Newsletter[edit]

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February 2012

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Thank you![edit]

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Thank you * so * much for taking the time to come out to GLAMcamp DC and do such amazing, collaborative work. Your work has been, and continues to be, an inspiration to me! (Actual real life /sniffle). : ) LoriLee (talk) 21:37, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hey buddy! Thanks so much for coming to GLAMcamp DC. You're awesome, and the work you did this week on the one pager was just..well...awesome. Can't wait to see you soon, if I'm lucky, before Wikimania, but if not, see you then. SarahStierch (talk) 01:49, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Fuzheado,

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


So a few things about the interviews:

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


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

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

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

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chlopeck (talkcontribs) 23:29, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

public art plan[edit]

great to meet you at glamcamp. i saw we didn't get around to a plan about public art. i put some thoughts here: User:Slowking4/Public Art Plan. please revise per your thoughts, i would be happy to support your database work. Slowking4†@1₭ 21:59, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Chinese Wikipedia article[edit]

Hi, Andrew! I checked your University of Hong Kong page, and found your Chinese name there. I am a beginner at Mandarin Chinese, but I thought I would start a stub there. I started zh:酈安治 and made sure it had at least 50 zi. I also added your Chinese name to your English article; from my understanding the custom is that Chinese-Americans who have a "Chinese name" have their Chinese names stated in their articles.

Thanks, WhisperToMe (talk) 23:24, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

You are welcome! :) - I use http://mdbg.net to get Pinyin readings and to get definitions of words in Chinese. That helped me get the pinyin of your Chinese name. I'll see if I can add more information to the article. WhisperToMe (talk) 23:42, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
Somebody on the Chinese Wikipedia started an AFD on that article. zh:Wikipedia:頁面存廢討論/記錄/2012/02/29#.E9.85.88.E5.AE.89.E6.B2.BB WhisperToMe (talk) 17:05, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
You are welcome :) - It's fine if you don't get involved. I just wanted to make sure you were informed WhisperToMe (talk) 17:16, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
As an FYI, your article on the Chinese Wikipedia survived AFD: zh:Wikipedia:頁面存廢討論/記錄/2012/02/29#.E9.85.88.E5.AE.89.E6.B2.BB - Once I indicated it was the start of a translation from the English article, and I moved extra English text in, the Wikipedians there voted to keep it. WhisperToMe (talk) 18:13, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

The Tea Leaf - Issue One - Recent news from the Teahouse[edit]

Hi! Welcome to the first edition of The Tea Leaf, the official newsletter of the Teahouse!

Spring has sprung! Stop by the Teahouse for a cup of tea under the cherry blossoms.
  • Metrics are out from week one. Week one showed that the need for Teahouse hosts to invite new editors to the Teahouse is urgent for this pilot period. It also showed that emailing new users invitations is a powerful tool, with new editors responding more to emails than to talk page templates. We also learned that the customized database reports created for the Teahouse have the highest return rate of participation by invitees. Check out the metrics here and see how you can help with inviting in our Invitation Guide.
  • A refreshed "Your hosts" page encourages experienced Wikipedians to learn about the Teahouse and participate. With community input, the Teahouse has updated the Your hosts page which details the host roles within the Teahouse pilot and the importance that hosts play in providing a friendly, special experience not always found on other welcome/help spaces on Wikipedia. It also explains how Teahouse hosts are important regarding metrics reporting during this pilot. Are you an experienced editor who wants to help out? Take a look at the new page today and start learning about the hosts tasks and how you can participate!
  • Introduce yourself and meet new guests at the Teahouse. Take the time to welcome and get to know the latest guests at the Teahouse. New & experienced editors to Wikipedia can add a brief infobox about themselves and get to know one another with direct links to userpages. Drop off some wikilove to these editors today, they'll surely be happy to feel the wikilove!

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Nomination of Chris Allbritton for deletion[edit]

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The Tea Leaf - Issue Two[edit]

Hi! Welcome to the second edition of The Tea Leaf, the official newsletter of the Teahouse!

  • Teahouse celebrates one month of being open! This first month has drawn a lot of community interest to the Teahouse. Hosts & community members have been working with the project team to improve the project in many ways including creating scripts to make inviting easier, exploring mediation processes for troubling guests, and best practices regarding mentoring for new editors who visit the Teahouse.
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  • First month metrics report an average of 30 new editors visiting the Teahouse each week. Approximately 30 new editors participate in the Teahouse each week, by way of asking questions and making guest profiles. An average of six new questions and four new profiles are made each day. We'd love to hear your ideas about how we can spread the word about the Teahouse to more new editors.
  • Teahouse has many regulars. Like any great teahouse, our Teahouse has a 61% return rate of guests, who come back to ask additional questions and to also help answer others' questions. Return guests cite the speedy response rate of hosts and the friendly, easy to understand responses by the hosts and other participants as the main reasons for coming back for another cup o' tea!
  • Early metrics on retention. It's still too early to draw conclusions about the Teahouse's impact on new editor retention, but, early data shows that 38% of new editors who participate at the Teahouse are still actively editing Wikipedia 2-4 weeks later, this is compared with 7% from a control group of uninvited new editors who showed similar first day editing activity. Additional metrics can be found on the Teahouse metrics page.
  • Nine new hosts welcomed to the Teahouse. Nine new hosts have been welcomed to the Teahouse during month one: Chicocvenancio, Cullen328, Hallows AG, Jeffwang, Mono, Tony1, Worm That Turned, Writ Keeper, and Nathan2055. Welcome to the Teahouse gang, folks!
  • Say hello to the new guests at the Teahouse. Take the time to welcome and get to know the latest guests at the Teahouse. Drop off some wikilove to these editors today, as being welcomed by experienced editors is a really nice way to make new editors feel welcome.

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Invitation[edit]

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You are invited to the second Great American Wikinic taking place in Pan-Pacific Park, in Los Angeles, on Saturday, June 23, 2012! Last year's was a blast (see the LA Weekly blog post on it) and we hope we can do better this year. We would love to have you there! howcheng {chat} 18:30, 21 May 2012 (UTC)
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The Tea Leaf - Issue Four[edit]

Hi! Welcome to the fourth issue of The Tea Leaf, the official newsletter for the Teahouse!

  • Teahouse pilot wraps up after 13 weeks After being piloted on English Wikipedia starting in February, the Teahouse wrapped up its pilot period on May 27, 2012. We expect this is just the beginning for the Teahouse and hope the project will continue to grow in the months to come!

Thank you and congratulations to all of the community members who participated - and continue to participate!

  • What you've all been waiting for: Teahouse Pilot Report is released! We look forward to your feedback on the methodology and outcomes of this pilot project.
  • ....and if a pilot report wasn't enough, the Teahouse Pilot Metrics Report is out too! Dive into the numbers and survey results to learn about the impact the Teahouse has made on English Wikipedia.
  • Teahouse shows positive impact on new editor retention and engagement
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  • 409 new editors participated during the entire pilot period, with about 40 new editors participating in the Teahouse per week.
  • Two weeks after participating, 33% of Teahouse guests are still active on Wikipedia, as opposed to 11% of a similar control group.
  • New editors who participated in the Teahouse edit 10x the number of articles, make 7x more global edits, and 2x as much of their content survives on Wikipedia compared to the control group.
  • Women participate in the Teahouse 28% of Teahouse participants were women, up from 9% of editors on Wikipedia in general, good news for this project which aimed to have impact on the gender gap too - but still lots to be done here!
  • New opportunities await for the Teahouse in phase two as the Teahouse team and Wikipedia community examine ways to improve, scale, and sustain the project. Opportunities for future work include:
  • Automating or semi-automating systems such as invites, metrics and archiving
  • Experimenting with more ways for new editors to discover the Teahouse
  • Building out the social and peer-to-peer aspects further, including exploring ways to make answering questions easier, creating more ways for new editors to help each other and for all participants to acknowledge each other's efforts
  • Growing volunteer capacity, continuing to transfer Teahouse administration tasks to volunteers whenever possible, and looking for new ways to make maintenance and participation easier for everyone.
  • Want to know how you can lend a hand at the Teahouse? Become a host! Learn more about what makes the Teahouse different than other help spaces on Wikipedia and see how you can help new editors by visiting here.
  • Say hello to the new guests at the Teahouse. Take the time to welcome and get to know the latest guests at the Teahouse. Drop off some wikilove to these editors today, as being welcomed by experienced editors is really encouraging to new Wikipedians.

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Wikimania 2012[edit]

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Thanks for participating in Wikimania 2012 :) although we didn't really get to talk, it was still good to have you there! --AutoGyro (talk) 01:39, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Wikimania[edit]

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Wikimania

Hi Fuzheado! It was a pleasure meeting you at Wikimania 2012! Hope to see you again next year!

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The Tea Leaf - Issue Five[edit]

Stop by for a tasty glass of wiki-iced tea at the Teahouse, today!

Hi! Welcome to the fifth edition of The Tea Leaf, the official newsletter of the Teahouse!

  • Guest activity increased in July. Questions are up from an average of 36 per week in June to 43 per week in July, and guest profile creation has also increased. This is likely a result of the automatic invite experiments we started near the end of month, which seeks to lessen the burden on hosts and other volunteer who manually invite editors. During the last week of July, questions doubled in the Teahouse! (But don't let that deter you from inviting editors to the Teahouse, please, there are still lots of new editors who haven't found Teahouse yet.)
  • More Teahouse hosts than ever. We had 12 new hosts sign up to participate at the Teahouse! We now have 35 hosts volunteering at the Teahouse. Feel free to stop by and see them all here.
  • Phase two update: Host sprint. In August, the Teahouse team plans to improve the host experience by developing a simpler new-host creation process, a better way of surfacing active hosts, and a host lounge renovation. Take a look at the plan and weigh in here.
  • New Teahouse guest barnstar is awarded to first recipient: Charlie Inks. Using the Teahouse barnstar designed by Heatherawalls, hosts hajatvrc and Ryan Vesey created the new Teahouse Guest Barnstar. The first recipient is Charlie Inks, for her boldness in asking questions at the Teahouse. Check out the award in action here.
  • Teahouse was a hot topic at Wikimania! The Teahouse was a hot topic at Wikimania this past month, where editor retention and interface design was heavily discussed. Sarah and Jonathan presented the Teahouse during the Wikimedia Fellowships panel. Slides can be viewed here. A lunch was also held at Wikimania for Teahouse hosts.

As always, thanks for supporting the Teahouse project! Stop by and visit us today!

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The Tea Leaf - Issue Six[edit]

Hi! Welcome to the sixth edition of The Tea Leaf, the official newsletter of the Teahouse!

  • Teahouse serves over 700 new editors in six months on Wikipedia! Since February 27, 741 new editors have participated at the Teahouse. The Q&A board and the guest intro pages are more active than ever.
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  • Automatic invites are doing the trick: 50% more new editors visiting each week. Ever since HostBot's automated invite trial phase began we've seen a boost in new editor participation. Automating a baseline set of invitations also allows Teahouse hosts to focus on serving hot cups of help to guests, instead of spending countless hours inviting.
  • Guests to the Teahouse continue to edit more & interact more with other community members than non-Teahouse guests according to six month metrics. Teahouse guests make more than twice the article edits and edit more talk pages than other new editors.
  • New host process implemented which encourages anyone to get started as a Teahouse host in a few easy steps. Stop by the hosts page and become a Teahouse host today!
  • Host lounge renovations nearing completion. Working closely with Teahouse hosts, we've made some major renovations to the Teahouse Host Lounge - the main hangout and resource space for hosts. Learn more about the improvements here.

As always, thanks for supporting the Teahouse project! Stop by and visit us today!

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Proposed deletion of Leech resistance[edit]

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Roth affair[edit]

I read that you are studying the Roth affair and Wikipedia. An interesting aspect, when you put it all together, is it appears that the primary article Roth was referring to in the New Yorker was his own biography (although he then mentions there two other statements). However, it appeared at first that the primary article he was talking about was The Human Stain. On the other hand, apparently because of the identity of the username (Nabokov9 and the fact that there were also edits by an IP) that Secretlondon, "the administrator" thought the edit of interest was in Anatole Broyard. Communication is hard, no? Alanscottwalker (talk) 12:45, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of A Martínez[edit]

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You're invited! FemTech Edit-a-Thon at Claremont Graduate University[edit]

October 26 - FemTech Edit-a-Thon & Roundtable - You are invited!
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Everyone is invited to the first FemTech Edit-a-Thon & Roundtable at Claremont Graduate University on October 26 from 3-6 pm. The event will open with a roundtable discussion about feminism and anti-racist technology projects, followed by an edit-a-thon focusing on feminists & women in science. Experienced Wikipedians will be on hand to support new editors. We hope you can join us!

Sign up here - see you there! 01:06, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Editor activity graph[edit]

Thanks for File:Graph of Wikipedia's active editors and admins, 2000-2012 (July 2012).png - very informative. Are you planning on doing that on any kind of regular basis? If so, I'm considering making some kind of template containing it.

Best, — Hex (❝?!❞) 13:44, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Presenting HK's status[edit]

Mind sharing with us your two cents (at WP talk:WPHK)? 14.0.208.48 (talk) 18:27, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

The Tea Leaf - Issue Seven[edit]

Check out the Teahouse Easter Egg Badge, awarded for helpful suggestions about improving the Teahouse.
Check out the Teahouse Genie Badge, awarded for solving issues on the Teahouse Wishlist.

Hello again! We have some neat updates about the Teahouse:

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Thanks again! Ocaasi 02:21, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

The Tea Leaf - Issue Seven (special Birthday recap)[edit]

A celebratory cupcake from the Teahouse Birthday Badge

It's been a full year since the Teahouse opened, and as we're reflecting on what's been accomplished, we wanted to celebrate with you.

Teahouse guests and hosts are sharing their stories in a new blog post about the project.

1 year statistics for Teahouse visitors compared to invited non-visitors from the pilot:

Metric Control group Teahouse group Contrast
Average retention (weeks with at least 1 edit) 5.02 weeks 8.57 weeks 1.7x retention
Average number of articles edited 58.7 articles 116.9 edits 2.0x articles edited
Average talk page edits 36.5 edits 85.6 edits 2.4x talk page edits
Average article space edits 129.6 edits 360.4 edits 2.8x article edits
Average total edits (all namespaces) 182.1 edits 532.4 edits 2.9x total edits

Over the past year almost 2000 questions have been asked and answered, 669 editors have introduced themselves, 1670 guests have been served, 867 experienced Wikipedians have participated in the project, and 137 have served as hosts. Read more project analysis in our CSCW 2013 paper

Last month January was our most active month so far! 78 profiles were created, 46 active hosts answered 263 questions, and 11 new hosts joined the project.

Come by the Teahouse to share a cup of tea and enjoy a Birthday Cupcake! Happy Birthday to the Teahouse and thank you for a year's worth of interest and support :-)

-- Ocaasi and the rest of the Teahouse Team 20:48, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
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Bee[edit]

  • I see that you have reinstated the auto-confirm status on the page. It is so appreciated sir. Thank You. Pocketthis (talk) 21:34, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

San Diego Comic-Con International meetup proposal[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/LA/SDCC1. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 18:06, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Inter-wiki welcome[edit]

Fuzheado, Welcome to Wikisource and it was very nice to meet you at the GLAMWiki Boot Camp yesterday! I have taken the liberty of fixing your interwiki link on your new userpage. I also posted a couple links you may find interesting (albeit a bit out of date) on your talk page there.--Doug.(talk contribs) 22:57, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

May 3 2013, 19-20h UTC, GLAMout Google Hangout Link Location is Wikipedia:GLAM/GLAMout#Link[edit]

Hello, You signed up to participate or view in this month's GLAMout. We'll be using Google Hangout, but unfortunately the link to the Hangout won't be available, until 15 minutes beforehand. We'll post the link as soon as possible at Wikipedia:GLAM/GLAMout#Link

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2013 Wikinic[edit]

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You are invited to the third Great American Wikinic taking place in Pan-Pacific Park, in Los Angeles, on Saturday, June 22, 2013! We would love to see you there! howcheng {chat} 01:09, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
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I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Nomination of William Wood (United States Army officer) for deletion[edit]

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Essjay's legacy[edit]

Although I was an active contributor in 2007, when the Essjay controversy became public, I didn't pay attention.

I spent a few hours looking into it, and came across an article you wrote Essjay's third transgression.

Do you know what Essjay did after his resignation? Your article left open a possibility that occurred to me as I read other articles -- that Essjay may have exercised his "right to disappear", and started over with a new persona. If his new persona was public knowledge, but not well publicized, am I correct it would not be an instance of WP:OUTING to discuss it?

What got me interested in looking up Essjay were some assertions being made in a commons image deletion discussion about two weeks ago. For several days someone supporting the uploader's request to delete his widely used image kept claiming the uploader was "a schoolboy". After several days the uploader asserted he was "young (U16)".

For several years it has been my position that real world claims like this should be discounted, unless they are are confirmed via OTRS.

Over the years I have participated in only a handful of {{afd}} that hinged around a real world claim. In just about all of them the real world claim was being reported at second, or third hand. Sometimes someone would write: "the real world subject of this article included this telling detail in a heart-rending email." Other times there would be nothing on the talk page, and nothing in the discussion, to indicate the real world subject had piped up -- but there were early comment where a wikipedian had written something like: "how would you feel if someone falsely claimed Xyz." In those case I thought later contributors had misinterpreted those statements as-if they came from the real-world person.

So I started suggesting that every time a discussion included a real-world assertion, that the real world assertion should not be taken at face value--unless correspondence with OTRS confirms the real world identity of the person making the real world assertion.

I am sorry to say that I have never seen OTRS used to support or refute the credibility of a real world claim, during a deletion discussion.

When the uploader followed his supporter's advice, and claimed to be a minor I requested we discount this claim unless it was confirmed via OTRS. While those weighing in found the online persona of the uploader sufficient to trust that the uploader was a minor, I thought the legacy of Essjay, of User:Qworty, and or less well-known frauds like the sockpuppetry of former administrators User:The undertow and User:Freestylefrappe, demonstrate how vulnerable we are to being fooled.

In about half the discussions where I made this discussion Mr Jimmy Wales or Cary Bastique weighed in, and said something like: "Well, I exchanged email with the individual making the real world claim, and I am confident they are who they say they are, and the real world claim is legitimate."

It has happened again. Rather than use OTRS to confirm that they are a minor, and then use the Commons regular procedures for requesting reconsideration of a deletion decision, the uploader contacted Mr Wales, who wrote that he was convinced the uploader was a minor.

In looking into the Essjay controversy I saw that Mr Wales's last word on Essjay was that he only learned that Essjay used made up credentials to get ahead hours before he asked for his resignation. I also saw commentators who suggested it was hard to believe Mr Wales was unaware of Essjay's subterfuge when he hired him, months earlier.

It seems to me that if we take Mr Wales's account at face value it shows a credulity that should make us be on guard of ever placing any weight on his assessment of anyone's real world bona fides.

As someone who wrote about Essjay, back then, do you know if anyone has written an update on what Ryan Jordan has done since 2007-03? Are you in a position to say if Mr Wales has modified his 2007-03-07 position?

Thanks! Geo Swan (talk) 13:48, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to join the Ten Year Society[edit]

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Dear Fuzheado,

I'd like to extend a cordial invitation to you to join the Ten Year Society, an informal group for editors who've been participating in the Wikipedia project for ten years or more.

Best regards, — Scott talk 15:42, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

video/slideshows[edit]

I'm hoping you'll be willing to give me some feedback on my recent "videos" which are actually more like slideshows of historic districts.

I'm wondering whether they fit into Wikipedia:WikiProject Wiki Makes Video

I'm just learning iMovie so the 1st one (bottom) is quite simple. Please see:

Any feedback would be appreciated. Smallbones(smalltalk) 15:56, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

WW98[edit]

Hi. I was wondering if the episode 98 files were meant to be up yet? The links to archive.org at Wikipedia:WikipediaWeekly/Episode98 don't work, and I can't see anything if I search, however last week's Signpost mentioned that there was video available somewhere. Thanks :) –Quiddity (talk) 23:32, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Based on the link in WW99 (which Klortho just added), I found the youtube link, and have added it to WW98. –Quiddity (talk) 03:08, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

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U.S. government shutdown on ITN[edit]

Please revert your addition. There is a formal process for adding items to the In the News section -- it's at Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates. You can see there that there is no consensus for adding this item, and in fact there is consensus against adding it. -- tariqabjotu 03:57, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

As it appears you're no longer online, I'm reverting your addition, per my previous statement. -- tariqabjotu 04:09, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Misleading video[edit]

I caught your latest YouTube video. You really should review Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive253#Comments requested before I implement consensus at WP:VisualEditor/Default State RFC and Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 117#VisualEditor now opt-in only for all users on English Wikipedia. Your characterization of me as some kind of bad guy that unilaterally turned off a crowning achievement of the WMF both angered and amused me.

First, my act was far from unilateral, as the first link will show. I spent considerable time ensuring that I widespread support. I know, it was only from those nasty, evil "power users", but believe me: the intent was not to damage the experience of newbies. If VE actually worked, it would be a great tool. It doesn't, and giving newbies broken tools is far worse than giving them difficult tools. Giving them tools that randomly mutilate articles and relying on experienced users to follow after them, detect and correct the errors inserted in the articles and write bug reports because WMF released it so far prior to completion was simply irresponsibility on the part of the WMF. It showed callous disregard for all users, newbie and experienced alike.

Your repetition of James's falsehoods about me implementing something that overloaded WMF's servers disturbed me more. If you are going to put yourself in the position of "reporting news" about Wikipedia, you should at least take the time to get your facts straight. The errors that would have caused a server overload were caught during review and corrected. Catrope, the WMF designer that reviewed it, took note of that in the discussion (note the change from "is" to "was" about the typo here). The second link should show that most people familiar with the situation recognized that James wasn't telling the truth. As is usual, the WMF has never directly admitted that it was making false statements with regard to the patch, but that doesn't make their statements any more accurate.—Kww(talk) 06:03, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

It would have to be the week of the 14th, as I am traveling next week. I should point out to you that the discussion was on the central site notice: every reader and editor of Wikipedia was informed of the discussion until they dismissed the notification.—Kww(talk) 18:39, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Edit-a-thons at UC Riverside[edit]

The UCR Libraries are hosting three edit-a-thons focusing on their great special collections (science fiction, water resources, the Inland Empire and more) on Oct. 12, 2013, Oct. 26, 2013, and Nov. 23, 2013. Please participate if you can! Details and signup here. All are welcome, new and experienced editors alike! -- phoebe / (talk to me) 04:05, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

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When is WW 106 going to be recorded? --In actu (Guerillero) | My Talk 21:04, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

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At one time, it was speech and audio, before video.[edit]

Hi Fuzheado. Is it true that you are associated with promoting the use of video on Wikipedia? My own interest is related to making some of the material on Wikipedia accessible to the blind and dyslexic, mostly through the use of text-to-speech technology. It used to be in journalism, that you would first think about going to radio before thinking about going to video. Has the text-to-speech barrier already been addressed by wikipedia, or is there an advantage to going straight to video in your experience which you might have a reference for me to look up? FelixRosch (talk) 18:20, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

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Exercises[edit]

Hi, you asked for training exercises, User:WereSpielChequers/image adding is ready for Beta test. If one of your students is a Pythonista then it would be great to refresh the target list. ϢereSpielChequers 15:28, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

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Crimea articles[edit]

Regarding your closing of the discussion: "Crimean peninsula" was originally a redirect to "Crimea". Prior to the discussion, the article "Crimea" contained info about both the autonomous republic and the peninsula. The discussion was about whether or not the "Crimea" article should be split into two articles: one for "Crimean peninsula" and one for "Autonomous Republic of Crimea". There seem to be a consensus for the split. I don't think "the consensus is to merge". Can you amend your closing statement? I understand how this situation can be confusing.--FutureTrillionaire (talk) 21:34, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

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The word 'country'[edit]

Hello Andrew I noted that you have commented on the meaning of this word at the talk page of MH370. Would you be interested to take a look at Talk:List of tram and light rail transit systems and Talk:List of metro systems too, as well as the recent edit history of World's busiest airports by passenger traffic? Thanks. 116.48.155.127 (talk) 16:40, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

And perhaps Talk:List of tallest buildings in the world too? 116.48.155.127 (talk) 16:41, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
@116.48.155.127: - If only there were enough hours in the day! :) Thanks for bringing it to my attention. -- Fuzheado | Talk 16:47, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. 116.48.155.127 (talk) 17:38, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Any chance for a Wikipedia-wide manual of style or official policy for all dependencies? 116.48.155.127 (talk) 16:32, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
@116.48.155.127: There's a guide at Wikipedia:Nationality_of_people_from_the_United_Kingdom that may prove useful as an example. -- Fuzheado | Talk 04:44, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. That isn't even a policy, yet the general trend is, for some years already, to state whether the person is English, Irish, Scottish or Welsh. This isn't quite the case for dependencies. Edit warring is still common. 116.48.155.127 (talk) 14:48, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

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I am very surprised...[edit]

that an experienced and dedicated WP contributor would add a section to an article without noticing that the material was already present in another section in proper context with its significance. I plan not only removing the new section you added to Washington Redskins name controversy, but tagging Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation for deletion as a trivial part of this controversy. FriendlyFred (talk) 20:08, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

@FriendlyFred: Could you tell me where you spot the name of the foundation in the article before I added it? I searched before for the word "original" and only found refs, but no naming of "Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation" in the prose of the article. Only now that you've mentioned it do I see an oblique reference to it here Washington_Redskins_name_controversy#Efforts_to_show_Native_American_support_for_the_name, but not with the proper name. I'm happy to cooperate and collaborate, but you cannot really defend the article Washington Redskins name controversy as being complete or even satisfactory on this point, if it didn't mention the name of the foundation properly. So let's keep it friendly, FriendlyFred. :) Regards. -- Fuzheado | Talk 20:14, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes, the foundation is covered in the section you found. Since I have been editing this article for months, and the article on the larger issue Native American mascot controversy since Oct 2012, it was easy for me to see the creation of a "foundation" by the team owner as a news blip unworthy of being given its "proper" title after only a few days of existence. (I remain perplexed as to why this would be deemed worthy of a separate article.) -- FriendlyFred (talk) 20:36, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
@FriendlyFred: The debate on the separate article notwithstanding, what about the non-mention of the foundation name in the main article Washington Redskins name controversy? If it was a legitimate oversight, then no worries. We can work together on that to include it properly. But it certainly does merits mention. Not just mention, but consider the many editorials about this move by Snyder from prominent folks, from Olbermann, to WaPost, to LA Times, to philanthropy organizations. And if you haven't seen Stephen Colbert landed in some trouble when after he attempted to lampoon Snyder's efforts, he inadvertently triggered the #CancelColbert movement. We do need to let this play out more, but this is certainly a significant development in the timeline of this controversy. In fact, tomorrow is an edit-a-thon at the National Museum of the American Indian, where we're going to be talking about the intricacies of the Redskins controversy, and the perils of sampling the "Native American community" for what it's worth, Snyder-style. See: Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/NMAI_COMM535_2014. This development has legs. I'm in the process of consolidating what I wrote and the larger graph that's already there into something more coherent. I don't think it makes sense to stay under "Efforts to show Native American support for the name" anymore, since it's not "Native American support," but an olive branch by Snyder (albeit an awkward one that's getting lots of criticism). See you at the article. -- Fuzheado | Talk 20:49, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

I live in NoVA, so will see you at the NMAI tomorrow.FriendlyFred (talk) 00:15, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

@FriendlyFred: Great to hear it! Your contributions to that article and the bigger article on Indian mascots will be very interesting to the curators at NMAI. See you then. -- Fuzheado | Talk 04:39, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

And here we go again[edit]

Just an FYI: MONGO is back to personal attacks in edit summaries and edit warring behavior. Like the previous incident, I happened to disagree with his content, changed it appropriately, provided references at his talk page that showed he was incorrect, and the edit warring and personal attacks ensued. Apparently, the warning he got before along with his statements of remorse and "I should have known better" have left the building: [17]. The diffs to what happened at the article can be seen at the following: [18], [19], [20], [21], [22]. Obviously, I won't be taking this to AN/I like I did last time. I've started a discussion on this at the article talk page here: [23]. -- Winkelvi 02:11, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Fuzheado...this guy just removed a polite reminder left on his page by admin Bishonen and has previously removed warnings by other admins. In my 10 years of editing, he has exhibited some of the worst ownership issues I have ever seen on an article. He came to my talkpage to taunt me and even after I told him to stay away he persisted. He's gone around and accused others of meat puppetry and has turned the article and the talk page into a battleground. He claimed in one edit the text was "stolen" when the article was created....and I simply moved the text from the Oso, Washington article to the 2014 Oso mudslide article after consensus determined the mudslide deserved it's own article. This entire.matter is ridiculous. I be emailed the primary editor who just brought Rainbow trout up to Feature Article level....Perhaps he can explain this matter better than I.--MONGO 03:18, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

None of your points here address your choice to edit war and use personal attacks again. Which is very telling. It's also interesting you canvassed an editor to come and support your point of view at the article talk page. It's obvious you have supporters who will back you up when you need them to. I note from previous occasions when you've run into trouble with blocks they've helped you get out of trouble then, as well. Must be nice not to have to worry about things like repeated unproductive, blockable behavior because your friends are sure to bail you out. -- Winkelvi 11:41, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
All I did was wikilink to Rainbow trout....you tried to pipe that to Salmon...I can provide the diffs. It's been explained to you by the author that wrote the featured article on Rainbow trout that Steelhead are Rainbows, not Salmon. You present unscientific sources that hardly even support your claim and accuse the author of that article of original research. The article went through GAC, Peer Review and FAC and was heavily scrutinized. If there was edit warring it was by you to pipe Rainbow trout to Salmon!--MONGO 15:28, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Still dodging. What you did is choose once again to edit war with me and use the edit summary for personal attacks. After indicating at AN/I and your own talk page that this wouldn't happen again with me. You expressed remorse. You said you knew better. Because you did it again so easily, so quickly, and with no remorse at all and now with continued dodging, it is apparent the "I'm sorry" at AN/I was complete bullshit. You keep trying to wave red herrings, but the fact remains: you are a edit warrior who readily uses personal attacks, has been blocked for both previously, and uses canvassing to get support and others to back your bad behavior. Tens-of-thousands of edits, thousands of articles started, good content editor and you still edit war and use personal attacks? Your friends and the hierarchy at Wikipedia may think you valuable, but to me, your bad behavior says differently. -- Winkelvi 00:40, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

All I did was link to Rainbow trout...you then tried to pipe that to Salmon, then after multiple editors try to explain to you that the Steelhead is not a Salmon but is a Rainbow trout, you accuse them of original research, insult their integrity and create an absolutely acrimonious editing environment. You've now had run ins with multiple admins. It's been a ling time since I've met anyone as combative and argumentative as you are, even when faced with evidence of how wrong you are you refuse to work collaboratively, insisting your wrong version is in fact the right version. You edit warred against me demanding older references which stated the mudslide was a mile wide were more accurate than the newer references which said the slide was 4400 feet wide but a square mile in area...my version stood. You then edit warred with other editors about whether we should link to Fox news or other news sources that had newer details...you lost that argument as well. Then I simply added links to Rainbow trout...you incorrectly piped that to Salmon...which is ridiculous anyway since.you could have just linked to Salmon without the backward piping! Then after multiple editors trybtk explain to you that a Steelhead is a Rainbow trout and not a Salmon, you insult their integrity, tell them that they are engaged in original research and persist in creating an acrimonious editing environment. If you are wrong, as you have been every single time, I am going to fix your edit. If you edit war you will get reverted by multiple editors. Now I'm done working with you. Until you start to assume some good faith of other editors, I'm simply going to assume you are incapable of working collaboratively on this website.--MONGO 01:23, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Still dodging. Yep, all you said at AN/I...it was all a lie. Very disappointing. -- Winkelvi 01:38, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
And now add this. Incredibly. More of the same insult theme from MONGO: [24]. -- Winkelvi 01:41, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

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