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Clemson University and University of South Carolina[edit]

I've been getting into some discussion with an anonymous user on both of these articles, and would appreciate some involvement from other editors. If you'd care to help, do check out the Talk pages for both. Thanks. Ëvilphoenix Burn! 07:47, 29 November 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of translations of Fuck[edit]

Please contribute to the discussion. Uncle G 04:42, 11 December 2005 (UTC)

User:Scottfisher[edit]

Hey Fvw. When you get the chance, can you look over my query at User_talk:Evilphoenix#User:Scottfisher and see if you have anything to add? Thanks. -- SCZenz 01:42, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

Jeff Merkey[edit]

Jeff Merkey is at it again... just thought you should know... http://merkeylaw.com/ If it is gone... try here.... http://www.johncollins.org/ml/2006-01/01-00:01/index.html It is... quite hilarious... even more when you consider that he believes it all. --Kebron 01:06, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

Are you here anymore[edit]

...I guess I list you here εγκυκλοπαίδεια* 00:35, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

Come back soon, Missed ya' εγκυκλοπαίδεια* 00:36, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

You have new messages (diff).[edit]

"From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Please stop. If you continue to vandalize pages, you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. --fvw* 05:36, 2005 Jan 17 (UTC)"

Huh?

I have edited one Wikipedia page, that on Convergent Technologies, to add and I hope clarify. Although I see at least one error at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convergent_Technologies_(Unisys), I see no vandalism.

I'll add the error to my list of things to do.

Further, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Contributions&target=66.212.6.76&offset=0&limit=20 shows but one use of that address to edit Wikipedia, the CT page mentioned above.

So, in addition to "Huh?", I formally move to add a resounding "WTF?" and request an explanation.

Yours,

Me.

"Me", you're this IP number, and you added the comment above in this edit. That IP number had previously been used for a single edit, as you say. The edit was not to an article on Convergent Technologies, it was to the article on George W. Bush. This is the edit in question, changing "its kinsman Osama bin Laden" to "its kinsman Osama bin Ladenand his gay lover". I hope you are satisfied by this explanation. -- Hoary 06:46, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

>>Further, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:>>Contributions&target=66.212.6.76&offset=0&limit=20 shows but one use >>of that address to edit Wikipedia, the CT page mentioned above.

>"Me", you're this IP number, and you added the comment above in this >edit. That IP number had previously been used for a single edit, as you >say. The edit was not to an article on Convergent Technologies, it was >to the article on George W. Bush. This is the edit in question, >changing "its kinsman Osama bin Laden" to "its kinsman Osama bin >Ladenand his gay lover". I hope you are satisfied by this explanation. >- Hoary 06:46, 16 January 2006 (UTC)


Hoary-

Thnak you for your reply. I understand your reply as given, but am unable to reconcile my discovery of but one edit from the address in question (mine, of the Convergent Technologies page) and your discovery of again, a single edit, but of an unrelated page. Was there a lag of some sort I wonder, that is, at the time I queried, had the second edit (the vandalisim) occurred but not yet been added to the page that showed me (well, the address) making an edit to the CT page? Which still wouldn't explain why you find that "The edit was not to an article on Convergent Technologies". When I asked for the history, Wikipedia did point me at the Convergent page as my only edit. Unless Wikipedia accomplished that via a local cookie instead of IP address? Still looking for the CFT to correct the CT page, but it's on my list.

Thank you,

Me.

Brad Levicoff[edit]

Please do NOT put Votes for Deletion pages in the discussions, and also you should follow the proper procedure in making these --FlareNUKE 02:27, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

huh?[edit]

what the hell are you talking about? i dont recall messing with anything...

...added at 15:15, 25 March 2006 by Taylorhewitt (his/her first ever contribution to en-WP under this name)

What the hell is your prob,im looking for info and you keep sending me messages about vandilising the page, im just fucking reading get over it. If you got a problem email me (monstercooke@hotmail.com) ...added at 07:24, 25 April 2006 by 203.87.67.252 (contributions)

Help me![edit]

Hello! I'm a Persian Wikipedian and I wanna build a robot, but I like to build a one in English Wikipedia. So Can you help to make a bot step by step??? Thanks a lot! --MehranVB 17:08, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

huh[edit]

I've no idea who you are or what your beef is but ive never edited any page on this system so i'd appreciate you keeping your snide childish comments to yourself - thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.127.238.116 (talkcontribs) 68.127.238.116

What is this?[edit]

Hi, Fvw (talk · contribs), it seems that User:Fvw/POPBot/archive/http-proxy-scan-2005-09-30 has been edited by at least one suspected Bogdandov sock, namely 83.16.112.250 (talk · contribs). I can't figure out what this page is all about; can you enlighten me? TIA---CH 21:46, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Heya, sorry for the late reply, I'm not an active wikipedia editor any more. The reason that page was edited from that IP was that I used to run an open proxy scanner for wikipedia. Like many problematic sock-puppeteers, Bogdanov used open proxies, one of which was founds by my open proxy scanner. If you encounter further bad behaviour from that IP, the best course of action is probably to block as an open proxy or request and admin to do so. Happy editing! --fvw* 05:19, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Got it, thanks! ---CH 16:54, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Welcome back[edit]

Welcome back Jaranda wat's sup 06:07, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Not back, just weak. But thank you… --fvw* 06:08, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Welcome back from me as well, and I can sympathize with being weak too :\. RN 06:12, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Hey, it's always nice when you pop in. I'll pour a drink for you.-gadfium 06:15, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Saw your name appear on my watchlist. Nice to see you stopping by. (No need to reply; I know you have limited time.) — Knowledge Seeker 08:30, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Not english[edit]

Good catch; don't know what I was thinking. Then again, it's 2:13 in the morning here o.O. Sorry about that. — Deckiller 06:13, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

No problem, if that's the worst you'll do, you're doing pretty damn well. Also: Good morning. --fvw* 06:15, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. Unfortunately, I have work at 9, so I'm only going to be getting five hours of sleep :-). It's not too bad — coffee is common for a reason, eh? — Deckiller 06:18, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
Okay, okay, next time you get the honors :) — Deckiller 06:20, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
You're too kind. Or at least almost sufficiently kind, which given my view of things, is sufficiently close. Enjoy your coffee. --fvw* 06:21, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
No, enjoy your coffee, kind sir. Allon FambrizziAllon Fambrizzi

Vandalism block[edit]

I would have infinitely blocked the user big fat boogers club. He posted obscenities, and he was a vandal. Just a suggestion.Diez2 00:47, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Good point, I'll reblock. --fvw* 00:48, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks, man. Sometimes I miss those tools, but then I remember how addicted I was then, how I almost felt I had a responsibility to be online. LOL. I'm glad to see you're still around and kicking. Take care. SWAdair 01:08, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, it's a tough addiction. I just come here when I have deadlines coming up real close, it's a wonderful to avoid doing work. Glad to see you've found a way to handle it too. --fvw* 01:10, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

why?[edit]

why is everyoon meen to me? i trie to mak coool things butt thay always get deletedd. -buttox

Hi. We appreciate your effort to add things to wikipedia, however wikipedia is not an indiscriminate collection of information, there are certain guidelines that must be heeded. For starters, have a look at WP:NOT, which should give you a decent impression of what we're trying to do. If you spend a little time reading up on what is and isn't acceptable here you'll find we're not all that mean after all. Let me know if you have any questions. --fvw* 23:30, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Image:Rcpat.png listed for deletion[edit]

An image or media file that you uploaded or altered, Image:Rcpat.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Sherool (talk) 23:02, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Asa Dotzler[edit]

An article that you have been involved in editing, Asa Dotzler, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Asa Dotzler. Thank you. -- mms 01:00, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Your signature[edit]

Hi. Your signature seems to constantly confuse my XML Parser when I parse Wikipedia pages. What is the significance of

&#0xfeff;

and how should it be parsed? Thanks. Pkalmar (talk) 20:05, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

How strange, my signature is one of the top google hits for &#0xfeff; yet I don't recall ever having had anything like that in my signature. Unicode character 0xfeff is the zero width space, often also used as a byte order mark. To get it to be a proper entity would require getting rid of the leading 0 of the number though. Perhaps it's an artifact of the conversion of en.wikipedia to utf-8? Not sure what made it choose to single out my sig for this treatment though. You could try asking at the helpdesk if anyone knows anything about this. Good luck! --fvw* 10:41, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
Allow me to kibitz. FEFF in hex is equivalent to 65279 in decimal;  is indeed the zero width space; but if you prefer to use hex it's  (with no zero or other character interrupting the opening sequence &#x). (See this page and other stuff on that man's site.) But I've a hunch that even if this is fixed and the result satisfies XML parsers, it may well confuse some HTML browsers. -- Hoary (talk) 14:01, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
For your orientation, the matter has been at Wikipedia:Help desk#Invalid XML entities and is now at Wikipedia:Bot requests#Invalid XML/HTML Entity Fix. PrimeHunter (talk) 03:04, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Invite[edit]

Century Tower

As a current or past contributor to a related article, I thought I'd let you know about WikiProject University of Florida, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of University of Florida. If you would like to participate, you can visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks and related articles. Thanks!


Pulse of the Planet[edit]

Hey, Why did you delete my post? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Weliam.kc (talkcontribs)

Hi, I deleted the post because there was no context here, it was impossible to tell what the article was actually about (see WP:Csd). Note that resubmitting the article in a fleshed out form with sufficient background information will not guarantee that it is kept, but it will at least give it a chance of being evaluated on whether the subject is worth including. Good luck! --fvw* 03:59, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Bugs Bunny coin[edit]

The IP address pretty much had it right. Go to Google and enter "bugs bunny" coin 1987, and you'll see one for sale on eBay, for example. However, I would say it's just a souvenir of some kind, so I don't see where it warrants special mention in the article, as there have been countless Bugs icons through the years (and I should know, Doc). Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 04:52, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Yup, I had the same feeling you did, I was hoping any sources on the subject that came back would include some information on significance or lack thereof. I was also a bit curious which constitution it referred to. For most national constitutions I'd say it would be a bit of an insult to commemorate them with a bugs bunny coin, love the wabbit though I may. Oh well... --fvw* 04:55, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
The eBay thing only said something about it being a Christmas medalion: [1]. Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 04:56, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
I take it back. Merry Christmas refers to this year. It actually does say something on the card about it being a constitutional commemorative. It still doesn't belong, though. Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 04:59, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
1987 was the 200th anniversary of the United States Constitution. I'm sure there were many other commemoratives. Or maybe not. Now, the Bicentennial Quarter of 1976 would be another story. But that was an actual U.S. Coin that countless people put their hands on. Plus it actually pertained. Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 05:01, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

i sorry[edit]

it all my falut and i am really sorry!please don't block me,i begging you!iwanna be a admin1 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Benzygs94 (talkcontribs) 04:52, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

JRH95 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) nominated himself for admin after 3 edits. Benzygs94 could have beaten that record, ironically, if he hadn't come here first to mention it. Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 04:55, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Article: GCGC[edit]

GCGC article was created as an inside joke between a friend and I several years ago. It has no usage anywhere in India, and was only spoken once in the movie. In initial versions of the article, we included our names in the joke article, only to stumble upon it again years later and realizing people actually took it seriously. It's a joke, you can delete it! azimsultan (talk) 06:55, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

DELETION OF THE BLACK DOVES ARTICLE[edit]

I believe you deleted my article for The Black Doves band. Although I disagree with your opposition to the validity of the article, my purpose is to request a copy of the deleted article. thanks, Steve Wilson —Preceding unsigned comment added by Stevewilsononline (talkcontribs) 21:10, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Speedy Delete[edit]

It seems you removed the speedy delete templates from both Template:The Motorhomes and Template:The Refreshments, neither of which have any references outside of their own sites, including after a google search. Is there any reason for maintaining non-notable bands, and not to be rude but are you an administrator? I didn't see it mentioned on your userpage, in which case you should have used holdon as opposed to removing the template. Of course I could have just missed it. Piuro (talk) 23:16, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

It seems you are, my appologies about the removing the template comment, though I still think the articles warrant a speedy delete.Piuro (talk) 23:18, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Glint (band) article deletion[edit]

Hi. I restored an AfD tag on Glint (band) after it was removed without comment, but it was removed again by 68.193.87.216, who believes the issue has been resolved, and the article will be kept. (I just thought I'd let you know, I don't need to be involved.) Piano non troppo (talk) 17:31, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

What??[edit]

How did I vandalize!!?? Madirox2222 (talk) 02:23, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

By creating a whole bunch of nonsense pages. --fvw* 02:24, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Please explain I only made 1 page and the others got deleted!!!! Madirox2222 (talk) 02:26, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

"Content dispute".[edit]

I have a brief question. On the WP:AIV page, you have twice removed my addition of a user, and at least once removed another users, for lack of a better word, "complaint". I have added several users to that particular list over time, and usually, the admins that look at them try to solve the dispute. May I ask what makes a "content dispute", which usually seems like the reason for adding names to that list, not worth looking over to see if a block is in order? I am not saying I am right, nor the user User:Kmanning2008 is right, I am just asking if you have looked over the situation before dismissing it as a "content dispute"? If you have, I'm sorry for prying. And if it seems as though I am accusing you of anything, I am sorry for that also, that is not what I'm insinuating. I was just wondering. --HELLØ ŦHERE 02:35, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi, I'm not saying there isn't something that needs to be done about your complaint, but WP:AIV isn't the place to report it. It's for Vandalism only. See WP:DR for dispute resolution. --fvw* 02:37, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
But if they're vandalizing in a content dispute, such as this person saying their source is the website Amazon, which, as far as I know, has been proven to be wrong, and can't be counted as a source, just like most other retailers. This person has also sourced themselves, and their physical copy of a CD, but without a source, how can one tell? This doesn't count as vandalism? --HELLØ ŦHERE 02:46, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
But thank you for trying to help me understand. --HELLØ ŦHERE 02:47, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
No, see the "What is not vandalism" list on WP:Vandalism. --fvw* 02:49, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
Thank you. --HELLØ ŦHERE 02:51, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Are you sure?[edit]

In the first message you sent me, it said I vandalized, which I didn't, and it didn't say that you deleted my article. In the message on the article, you said it was deleted because of an unclear purpose, also wrong. I think you were being a jerk and just trying to find a reason to delete my article. Please send me a copy at least, you immature fool. Proudly, Madirox2222 (talk) 02:41, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Welcome![edit]

You're welcome! I'll watch his edits for a little bit in case he continues. Rtyq2 (talk) 02:59, 9 December 2008 (UTC)


Why did you delete a project I just started?[edit]

The Rustemsoft page, I just started making it. It hasn't even existed for 5 minutes and you go on and delete it. I was improving it. It wasn't finished. You can't just go on and deleted a page that has just been started because you have little it complain about. 9:11 December 9th. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Elemental Fury (talkcontribs)

Articles about corporations without any assertion of notability are deleted under WP:CSD A7. Please review WP:CORP for information about the notability requirements for articles about corporations on wikipedia. Thanks, --fvw* 03:14, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

ANI removals[edit]

A bad faith effort has been made to disrupt the thread I started. As I have indicated here, I changed usernames due to real world harassment concerns and have requested that I not be referred to by my old username because I do not want my real world harassers showing up and putting things together and disrupting our project and causing additional problems for me and my family. I therefore cannot imagine any good faith or constructive reason why anyone would refer to me by my old username given that request. In fact, why would anyone respond to any editor who changed names by his/her old name? Doing so is deliberately aggressive and given the reasons why I and others have changed names is downright disgraceful. Editors can disagree with each other and even dislike each other without outing each other. If the real world issues were not a concern, I would have just continued going by my old username. Moreover, please note that the editor who initially reverted my edit is one who has actually even called me names when I had that old name (see [2] and [3]). Sincerely, --A NobodyMy talk 03:24, 9 December 2008 (UTC)


OxoThomas[edit]

Hi

I am trying to ad our page to the article I written. But you are deleting it.. Hove can we make a company page stick to the article.

Sincerely Thomas —Preceding unsigned comment added by OxoThomas (talkcontribs)

Hi, first of all you should make sure the company in question fulfils the criteria for inclusion listed at WP:CORP. Secondly, you should write about the company in neutral terms (see WP:NPOV), and make sure you substantatie what you write of them with references (see WP:REF). Good luck! --fvw* 09:20, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

User page stuff :)[edit]

Thanks for looking at this - an area where few stray! I'm happy to see these tagged as speedy personally. The advantage (to me) is I check my logs from time to time & so it stands out if they are recreated... Thanks anyway, regards --Herby talk thyme 10:27, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

The user page spam is the pleasant stuff as far as I'm concerned, far less obnoxious to handle than the incessant vanity pages. I'm actually an admin (though you'd be forgiven for not having noticed, I'm not around that much any more), but I blank user pages just in case someone wants to make the case they're actually working on the spam in question as an article. Happy editing! --fvw* 10:30, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
Ooops (on a number of levels!). I agree with you I guess, merely my methodology for keeping an eye differs from yours :). I tend not to be around either... Enjoy life, regards --Herby talk thyme 11:07, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Oleh Records[edit]

I don't understand how this is perceived as an advertisement. I am sorry if I have offended you with my post. Do you have any suggestions on how I can reword this so it fits Wikipedia standards? Dizengoff (talk) 10:32, 9 December 2008 (UTC)Dizengoff —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dizengoff (talkcontribs) 10:28, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

If you feel the subject of the article meets the criteria for inclusion listed in WP:MUSIC, create an article on them in the main article space (making sure to list the reasons why you think the subject in question is notable). If it doesn't, I'm afraid there's no place for it here. Keep in mind Wikipedia is not a free webhost, and this is not a place for promotional articles. --fvw* 10:34, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Gear4music.com[edit]

Hi.

Could you please explain further to me why Gear4music.com has been deleted as I am editing it? The deletion log simply states Articles for Deletion. I am happy that what I have written is neutral in style. If the notability of Gear4music.com is debatable, then can I ask why both Dolphin Music and Harley Benton Guitars have pages that have not been deleted?

Thankyou in advance for any assistance you can give.

Jmeager (talk) 10:32, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Gear4music.com was deleted via WP:AfD. If you want to start an article on the same subject again, you'll have to go through Wikipedia:Deletion review and give your reasons why the decision to delete should be reconsidered. Sorry if this is a bit kafkaesque, but we do get a huge number of new pages to sort through every day. Good luck! --fvw* 10:38, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

How can I recover my page ?[edit]

Hello,

You recently deleted my page without discussion and I will require if it's possible to recover the source in order to remake it to match Wikipedia's criteria and acceptance policy in my content.

Please advise me about how to recover my page. The article name was "Partz Poetry". —Preceding unsigned comment added by Saibarspeis (talkcontribs) 11:40, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

If you specify an email address in your preferences or give me an email address I can send it to, though I have my doubts about the article's future on wikipedia. Please have a look at our policy on Original Research. --fvw* 11:44, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

I see the policy and I understand that personal thoughts and ideas are not to be published on wikiPedia. Aside this rule the rest of the text is completely NOT fabricated by me and it is in fact a popular truth here in Romania. That being said I might add the fact that if a foreign person comes to Romania and starts socializing with people coming from different social groups this is quite handy for them and will help understanding better romanian popular and also modern phrases used here by individuals from a certain social group.

I will reconsider the content of the page and change it to more suitable and comprehensible format. My address is saibarspeis@gmail.com and it was in my account preferences all the time.

Paul Andrews[edit]

Why, does this thread consistently get edited and my posts removed? —Preceding unsigned comment added by AScouserinNewYork (talkcontribs) 11:56, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Deletion review for Gear4music.com[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Gear4music.com. Since you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedy-deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Stifle (talk) 12:26, 9 December 2008 (UTC)


Trampsketball[edit]

you deleted my trampsketball page which is a legitimate sport all sports are made up at some point and i cant find my old article so i can revise it more to the guidelines so can you help me out? Jradz3 (talk) 19:12, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi, I agree that all sports are made up at some point, but that does not mean we should have an article about every sport that ever gets made up. See WP:Notability. I have emailed you the content of the deleted article, but please do not recreate it until you have proper references. --fvw* 23:01, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Medallist[edit]

When deleting (before restoring) this, you should really have noticed that it was originally a redirect to medal, which should have been left. Hatnote now added. Johnbod (talk) 01:21, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Good point, must have been distracted by the is-it-or-isn't-it notability issues. I'll try to be more careful in future. --fvw* 23:04, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Charles Hamilton[edit]

Why was it removed? This guy is the future of Hip Hop. See:

http://www.xxlmag.com/online/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/cover1freshmen.jpg —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.234.83.120 (talk) 00:49, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not a crystal ball. But if you want to dispute some speedy deletion, please give me an exact article name or the account you created it under, as I can't find anything under the deleted contributions of your IP. --fvw* 23:06, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Zolpidem[edit]

kindly explain why did you remove my changes. The added links were quite relevant and informational, also The Vanguard Group and Hi5, why do you revert my edits? Lysimachos (talk) 23:36, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi, sorry about that. I removed those external links to the zolpidem article because one was broken and one duplicated what was already in the article (see WP:EL, if there are pieces of information missing it's better to move them (without violating copyrights) into the article rather than just link it). I must have mixed you up with a link spammer (we get a mind-boggling number of those on the drug articles) and then reverted your other link additions too. Hardly a warm welcome to wikipedia, my apologies again, and happy editing! --fvw* 22:56, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the late welcome, please reconsider then and revert back some of my edits. Also maybe there is an efficient way to check if a link is already present in the article (there are sometimes too many of them to check manually) Lysimachos (talk) 05:59, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

I'd already reverted the changes to Vanguard and Hi5, I really don't think the links on zolpidem added anything, but feel free to discuss it on the article's talk page. As for finding which links are already there, I'm afraid I don't know any better when than going to the edit view and doing a text search, which should get you any use in external links or references. --fvw* 06:02, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Final Warning[edit]

Stop hand nuvola.svg This is the last warning you will receive for your disruptive edits, such as those you made to User:StopVandalsNow. If you vandalize Wikipedia again, you will be blocked from editing. StopVandalsNow 16:24, 13 December 2008 (UTC) David Arora

WP:AIV[edit]

Hi Fvw. Was this edit really necesary? You stopped the entire HBC AIV helperbot series from editing by removing that line from the page. Also, the {{adminbacklog}} template is managed by the bots so it is not necessary to touch this area. Thank you. — E 02:50, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi. I didn't realise the bot expected a nobacklog tag there, sorry about that. --fvw* 02:54, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

'warning' for deletion. Please, help[edit]

Hello, I am the creator of this article. I'd like to know why I am receiving a 'warning' message and why my article might be deleted. It surely not spam. Please let me know what I can do to remedy the problem. Thanks.Energyfreak (talk) 05:25, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi, the article was actually listed for deletion by Call me Bubba (talk · contribs), but I think I understand is his concerns. For an article on the subject to be included in wikipedia, you'll have to show references for how it's made an impact. Articles in newspapers, that sort of thing. See WP:CORP for more information. Good luck! --fvw* 05:28, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Unblock Request Notification[edit]

Hello, Fvw! A user you have blocked, The Guy In Charge, has requested to be unblocked, and your username is listed on my notification opt-in page. The unblock request is on his user talk page here. If you no longer want to recieve these notifications, remove your name from my list. If you would like to be notified about future unblock requests from this user, remove this template from your page. Thank you, DavidWSBot (talk) 06:01, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Unblock requests like that are such fun don't you think? Kind of a way to blow off steam for me. You think you'll be alright with your Uber-indefinite ban? Haha--Jac16888 (talk) 06:12, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
I can't wait, I'm already making plans for all the free time I'll have! --fvw* 06:13, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Unblock Request Notification[edit]

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RFSHQ page deletion[edit]

I feel that this deletion was unnecessary and happened far too fast for anyone to have actually READ the page to make a decent decision. Regardless of the fact that it was previously created THREE YEARS AGO and deleted, the website has since received huge exposure and success and has ultimately closed, and I felt that a catalog of its ventures was something worth posting, especially to the tens of thousands of visitors and viewers of the website founders' new projects. Raptor3 (talk) 09:56, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

If you wish to appeal the page's original deletion, you can do so at deletion review. Recreations will be deleted without further review though. --fvw* 09:57, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

The Five Keys of the Sphinx[edit]

LOL. You and I are on the same page, in more ways than one. Cheers. --OliverTwisted (talk) 11:32, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

I hope it's not a page in The Five Keys of the Sphinx, or we'll soon be running short of reading material... --fvw* 11:33, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Unblock Request Notification[edit]

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James Toe Mee[edit]

Sorry, I was concerned that someone might miss what was going on. The user just copied the article Danny_O'Donoghue and replaced the name Danny O'Donoghue with James Toe Mee. I hope this clears up my reasoning. Rnb (talk) 16:28, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Ah yes, nice catch. Will delete it. --fvw* 16:30, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Stagesamurai[edit]

Just thought I would make it easyer on the hundreds of email we get asking who Chinny Bini is - since there was no imput here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Stagesamurai (talkcontribs)

Fame is a harsh mistress.. But I'm sure you'll manage to cope somehow. --fvw* 16:50, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Deleted page[edit]

My apologies. I am not intending to blatantly advertise. I am new to this. I would like to create an informatinal page about the company. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Grunt0311 (talkcontribs) 19:01, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

I'm not convinced the company meets the criteria for having an article on wikipedia, see WP:CORP for more information. If after reading that you still think the company meets the guidelines, please read WP:NPOV for information on how to formulate an article in a neutral way. --fvw* 19:04, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

Happy holidays! DavidWS (contribs) 19:40, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

A chain letter, how festive Face-wink.svg. Hope you have a wonderful Yule as well! --fvw* 19:42, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Wtf?[edit]

What do i need to prove for my article? I read the guidelines, i am missing nothing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by JavaTN (talkcontribs) 20:25, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

A person is presumed to be notable if he or she has been the subject of published[3] secondary source material which is reliable, intellectually independent,[4] and independent of the subject.[5] If the depth of coverage is not substantial, then multiple independent sources may be needed to prove notability; trivial coverage of a subject by secondary sources may not be sufficient to establish notability.[6] Primary sources may be used to support content in an article, but they do not contribute toward proving the notability of a subject.

Your article doesn't list any secondary sources establishing your notability. --fvw* 20:28, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Evening[edit]

Fvw! Good to see you around. :) Evercat (talk) 20:32, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Howdy, just popped in for a few edits, going on an extended AFK soon so I figured I'd grab a last chance. How's things? --fvw* 20:35, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Oh OK I suppose. Not here that much myself, but I still do 500 edits a year or such... Evercat (talk) 20:36, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Fermoy[edit]

Hi Fvw, my I question your judgement you expressed in this edit? Don't you consider edits like this as vandalisms? The user in question has so far not made one useful edit. Not a single one. Unfortunately, he isn't the only vandal acting in Fermoy, 193.1.96.36 being the other one. That what you assessed as "edit dispute" is simply the desperate attempt to undo the vandalisms. Cheers, --AFBorchert (talk) 22:46, 14 December 2008 (UTC) (guest at en-wp, admin at Commons and active at de-wp)

Granted, that one seems to be going into bad-faith territory, but other edits are just reorderings of the content. Either way, the edits aren't happening now so it's not WP:AIV material. --fvw* 22:50, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

The Immediate Gratification Players delete[edit]

Clearly, I am new here. After seeing why you put this article up for deletion, I have gone back and added several non-Harvard sources for the article. The references section still looks overrun with Harvard sources, however, many of them are secondary citations to one another (in other words, two citations on the same fact). I could cut down the citations so that the article looks less Harvard-y, but I thought it was always better to have a few more citations than not.

Also, while I totally understand that new articles are held to a pretty high standard to prevent ads or vandals or whatnot, there are a number of articles on Wikipedia about collegiate improv troupes that have no citations at all, or are very poorly written (like On thin ice or Farce Side). Honestly, I would like to go through and take care of them all so they are respectable wiki articles, but it'll be a bit disheartening if the citations now provided aren't enough. Improv comedy troupes aren't covered very well in media, and, honestly, no college troupe is going to have more media citations than this one. Given this, many of them are still notable breeding grounds for new crops of comedians.

Anyway, thoughts, etc. SMSpivey (talk) 10:07, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi, first of all welcome to wikipedia. Sorry if nominating your article was a bit of a harsh welcome, we get inundated with new pages which means we do have to be selective. Please don't remove any references from the article, there's no need for a certain proportion of them to be third party or anything, it's just that when there aren't any third party information at all, it's impossible to to tell whether a subject is really important or whether it is just self-promotion.
Anyway, don't sweat it, though the AfD will probably end up getting relisted for more opinions, it looks like there's a good chance it'll survive that. --fvw* 07:37, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Assumptions and WP:AGF[edit]

Please review policy before you go making assumptions, this editor has been POV pushing and has been deleting and changing sourced content.— dαlus Contribs 09:27, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Please read Wikipedia:Vandalism#What_is_not_vandalism. --fvw* 09:29, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
I have, have you? POV pushing, and removing of sourced content without gaining consensus on the talk page is vandalism. Pushing a POV, along with removing sourced content, has long been considered vandalism, please let the admins handle the AIV pages, and lastly do not assume bad faith, and actually look into what is going on before commenting, other wise it's rude, and wastes everyone's time.— dαlus Contribs 09:34, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
How are you so sure that this person is not a Vandal? Generally our description of vandals here are those who disrupt wikipedia. This person has an obvious point of view, has edited in that light, has attacked others, which is against rules, as I'm sure you must know, and has deleted sourced information with no reason given.
Users who disrupt are reported to AIV, because creating an AN/I report about every disruptive user would make things impossible.
If you're threatening to block me because I'm adding a disruptive user to a list that blocks disruptive users, well, according to WP:BLOCK, this would be a bad block, I'm not disrupting anything, as this user is. Please respond.— dαlus Contribs 09:44, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
Oh yes, and I really do suggest you read this, as it applies to this massive removal of sourced information, and POV slanted change without discussion on the talk page.dαlus Contribs 09:49, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Alright then. I just honestly wish you could have said what MoP said, (re: AIV only for blantant vandalism). Besides that, there needs to be a blatant disruption board.— dαlus Contribs 10:28, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for deleting my page[edit]

Even though I posted on the talk section for guidance on how to improve it and asking to hold off on deletion. Not particularly helpful. Jo.mclean (talk) 10:41, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Might be a good idea...[edit]

to change the block settings on this user per here Monster Under Your Bed (talk) 11:31, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, I did actually see that coming, but you never know. Thanks for the heads up. --fvw* 11:34, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for deleting my Wiki[edit]

Dear Fvw,

I am not so pleased with the fact that two of my Wiki-entries were deleted faster than I could finish my lunch. I would really appreciate some feedback on what was wrong, missing, or lacking on/in my entry, before it was deleted permanently. If A7 applies to these biographies (Johan Schot & Harry Lintsen), a lot of other biographies and entries could be deleted from the Wiki as well.

Best, Vincent —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vincentlag (talkcontribs) 12:09, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi, Please have a look at WP:BIO for more information on our notability requirement. You are welcome to recreate the articles in question as long as you show how the articles' subjects meet these requirements by providing references. Thanks, --fvw* 12:13, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Unblock Request Notification[edit]

Hello, Fvw! A user you have blocked, DonaldDuck, has requested to be unblocked, and your username is listed on my notification opt-in page. The unblock request is on his user talk page here. If you no longer want to recieve these notifications, remove your name from my list. If you would like to be notified about future unblock requests from this user, remove this template from your page. Thank you, DavidWSBot (talk) 14:55, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Interesting, your notification didn't show up with the usual orange banner, is that because of the bot flag it's got? That makes it somewhat less useful, shame. --fvw* 15:05, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
Hey, Fvw. Any additional information you can provide about this block on User talk:DonaldDuck would be appreciated. Thanks, - auburnpilot talk 17:00, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
Hi, the user in question AfDed an article about a clearly notable book (Lubyanka Criminal Group) with a reasoning which he doesn't agree with himself. Normally I'd assume good faith, but if you check his talk page history he's already got a whole history of fights, warnings and blocks. --fvw* 17:07, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
This is outright lie, I've got only one block for 3RR violation, just like you.DonaldDuck (talk) 09:25, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. Per the comments on his talk page, it looks like it may have been a misunderstanding or miscommunication. I'm tempted to extend a bit of good faith and see what happens (i.e. reduce the block). Any objections? - auburnpilot talk 17:16, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
Hmmmm... I sort of do, actually, but judging by his talk page concensus says otherwise, so if you've read up on everything on his talk page and still have good faith left, do go ahead. --fvw* 17:23, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
That was a little mistake I made, I'll fix it in a few minutes... DavidWS (contribs) 19:58, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Deleting Mobile Application Development at Messiah College[edit]

I was hoping you to explain to me why my page was deleted for advertising. It did not contain advertising, it was simply made to keep track of information for a class working with World Vision to come up with some new technology. Please inform me of why I need to do to make such a page acceptable.

Thanks --Matt (talk) 15:29, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi, Wikipedia is not an indiscriminate collection of information, and as such information used for a class is not appropriate. I'm afraid you'll have to find somewhere else to put it. --fvw* 15:32, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

AN thread[edit]

Hi. DonaldDuck (talk · contribs) appears to have started an AN thread about you here. Judging by what is above, you probably want to have a look. \ / ( | ) 05:39, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Seth's RfA[edit]

I saw your edit summary and agree... I would have no problem defending an early close, but decided that since he is an admin on two other projects, that we should at least get some input first. I was closing it at (0,0,0) which is OK in the case of a true noob, but for somebody with his experience, I wanted to let others chime in.---Balloonman PoppaBalloon 23:38, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, well that and the fact that people seemed intent on making comments in the closed RfA anyway, this is probably the path of least drama. --fvw* 23:41, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

User:Erbilabaci[edit]

I had no idea he was the creator. Something seemed wrong since he was blanking the page(s). Vernon (Versus22) (talk) 00:32, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

I looked at the page history and looks like a couple of edits from IP's, which really screwed things up. I usually view the most recent diff on Huggle. Again, I had no idea that user was the creator of the article, until you sent me a message. I thought he was vandalizing the page by blanking the page. That was a tough break, and I take Huggle seriously (which I have a great history of my reverts). Vernon (Versus22) (talk) 01:04, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
There have been lots of pages blanked a whole lot of content today, which is of course vandalism (without proper explanation). I've just ended up appearing to have done a lot of restores, and just warning the user(s). Most of those have been from IP's. Vernon (Versus22) (talk) 01:13, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

What the Hell!?[edit]

im trying to make a wiki page for an upcoming band with an album out and 2 competitions under their belt, why did you delete my page? —Preceding unsigned comment added by EuphPlayer0809 (talkcontribs) 00:58, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

IP block[edit]

Hi Fvw, I am wondering whether user:167.206.48.220 was vandalizing with this series of edits [4], or merely updating information about the most recent addition to Obama's cabinet. If so, the vandalism warnings and block might merit a review. Thanks and cheers, JNW (talk) 01:23, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi, I agree it was probably good faith, and the first time it came up on WP:AIV I didn't block. When it kept up some sort of shot across the bow was necessary to get the guys attention. Thus far the part where I was reasonable. Then I got to the block page and must have automatically given a week because I saw he'd already been blocked for vandalism. I've fixed the block (12 hours now, is that still too long?), and I'd already put something sensible on his talk page. Thanks, --fvw* 01:33, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Tough call. Several of the edits appear to have been either testing or trying to update the photo gallery for cabinet positions, but I do think the deletion of content under 'speculation' showed intent to update Lahood's appointment. I'm dubious as to whether the motive was vandalism. Problem is the contributor doesn't engage in discussion or explain their motives. JNW (talk) 01:42, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Apparently the announcement isn't official until Friday, so the edits, and my support of them, are probably premature. Time for me to take a break. JNW (talk) 02:00, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
The block wasn't for the content of the edits, it was for not communicating. If he'd just said that the matter would have been done, and we wouldn't have valued wikipedians taking breaks and getting lured back into the outside world. --fvw* 02:02, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Well, you just broke me up. Thanks and cheers again, JNW (talk) 02:31, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Page Talk Protection[edit]

It used to be that blocked users may always edit their own talk pages and when a blocked user abuses that privilege, the talk page is locked. This update that prevents editing of their own talk page is newer, and I guess I'm not used to it Face-smile.svg. Thanks for reminding me. In this case, as it is an indef block, the difference is moot anyway. -- Avi (talk) 01:49, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

AFD nominations[edit]

When you nominate an article for deletion, don't try to rewrite all the technical markup involved all by yourself. Just let the substing of templates do the job for you, as suggested on the AfD template you first insert. It will be much easier for you, and I will not have to clean up after you. -- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 01:58, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Actually, it's a bit of a pain imho, too much cursor movement and copy and pasting. I realise the templated version is a bit more convenient for viewers, but for the two people who are going to chime in on the average AfD it's not really worth it in my opinion. --fvw* 07:16, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

INOCA - International Online Cinema Awards[edit]

Just wondering why you deleted the page for INOCA? Thanks.

Officiale.

Hi, the article in question didn't fulfil the criteria for inclusion at WP:WEB and because it didn't contain any assertion of notability it was a candidate for speedy deletion. You're welcome to recreate the article, but make sure it contains secondary references that show the notability of the subject. Good luck! --fvw* 07:18, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

"Don't remove sources"[edit]

Your speedy reverting here [5] would have been more than welcome five days ago, when USER:NoCal100 removed two perfectly good sources [6] in order to inject a politically motivated falsehood in the article. This has been discussed very extensively on TALK:Samaria, TALK:Israeli_settlement, TALK:Judea_and_Samaria and other places, and all sources presented so far [7][8] have been shown to be unequivocally against this user's claim. The cite he provided in response to the fact tag does not say what he claims it says — when not truncated it's in fact better evidence against his position. I'd be grateful if you undid your revert. MeteorMaker (talk) 07:23, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Bill Ewing[edit]

Okay... I believe I have pushed Bill Ewing from obscurity to notability. I would appreciate any input. Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 00:29, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

  • To set your mind at ease that I am NOT violating Wiki Policy WP:NOR (please re-read it carefully). The article in question is about the man named William 'Bill' Ewing, the president of Every Tribe Entertainemt. The Dove Foundation biography is of someone named Bill Ewing of Every Tribe Entertainment in which it is confirmed that the man in the biography was crew on Meteor IMDB's Bill Ewing (I), was in Korg 70,000 B.C.IMDB's Bill Ewing (II), wrote and produced The End of the SpearIMDB's Bill Ewing (IV)), and directed Christmas Child IMDB's William Ewing. Being able to connect the dots and then properly place all 4 IMDB names in external links because they are the same person is NOT original research in that it IS NOT original thought, IS attributable to reliable published sources, and IS NOT not a new analysis or synthesis that serves to advance a position not clearly advanced by the sources. That I have sent a request for corection/combination of these 4 names to IMDB editors is also not original research, as I have provided them with even greater proofs than I have Wikipedia. I am gretly offended at your statement. Please either strike or retract your accusation that I have violated policy. Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 02:30, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Given the common interest :)[edit]

I've been reflecting on our approaches (& accept mine could be a bit "bitey" for some). I wondered if replacing the user page with "please see Wikipedia:UP#NOT" might be worth a try. Clears the page, informs the user?

I think I'd still go for delete on the blatant stuff but maybe some might be better with a more gentle approach (& I'm not sure how many would find "history"). Thoughts welcome if you have time, if not no matter. Regards --Herby talk thyme 09:11, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

I think that's fine too, though I don't have any strong objections to deleting it either. I'm not entirely against biting the newbies if they're newbie spammers to be honest. --fvw* 08:03, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Guido den Broeder[edit]

Required notice to all parties involved with the Guido den Broeder ban/block/discussion: I have appealed the ban on his behalf at WP:RFAR. Cosmic Latte (talk) 19:16, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Piper Reese[edit]

Hello again, Fvw...Well, I'm stressed out and worn out now :-)

I got the page back up and OliverTwist gave me a great message on it. Then, another user marked it for Speedy Deletion. OliverTwist helped out and the status is now set for deletion in a few days. I think I've added enough content that I can remove the tags for deletion, but I don't want to ruffle any feathers as a newbie on wiki editing. OT suggested seeking your advice/help!

Do you think I'm justified in removing the tags setting the page for deletion now?

Thank you so much!--Just-2-Kool (talk) 06:46, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi again. Deletion tags should generally say whether you can remove them from the article yourself or not. All the deletion tags are gone now, if any more appear that aren't clear to you, please ask again. --fvw* 08:10, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Hello Fvw! I have a message on my talk page from a user who helped fix up my article. He had some suggestions, but I had some concerns about how to implement the changes suggested. If you get a chance, I'd really appreciate it it you could take a look at my talk page and let me know your thoughts. Thanx so much - once more! --J2K (talk) 04:16, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Cheers[edit]

Cheers - thanks for keeping an eye out and stopping by. File:Icon beer.gif--VS talk 11:46, 20 December 2008 (UTC)


page deletion[edit]

why the fuk is my page deletion it is mad —Preceding unsigned comment added by 115.130.0.227 (talk) 12:24, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Please see our Deletion Policy. --fvw* 12:27, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Re: COI on Leeds[edit]

I trust you're not implying it's a conflict of interest? I'm not convinced at all this is a legitimate user; it's a classic case of entry level sockpuppeteering and gaming the system. Look at the contribution history of:

Notice the spelling, lengthy bodies of text and the immediate agreement these accounts have with each other. Another administrator is also in agreement with me [9].

Talk:Leeds gets a couple of messages every few months. Three/Four accounts joining up and agreeing with each other? I'd say thats quite clear WP:SPADE and WP:BRAIN. I would not be comfortable unblocking this account unless a checkuser request is completed first. --Jza84 |  Talk  12:50, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Ehm, I wasn't so much implying as saying. You're an editor involved with the leeds article and blocking users that edit there. That's not kosher. --fvw* 12:52, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
I'm not Jewish. But since when is that part of codified policy? So because I've passed a couple of comments and cited a few examples of other practice, if I spot a sockpuppet sharing the same space I can't block them? I think you think too low of me: if the puppet had happened to share a different point of view, say aligned with mine, they too would be blocked on sight. It's not a coi, it's commonsense. Assume good faith perhaps? --Jza84 |  Talk  12:58, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Admin#Misuse_of_administrative_tools: Administrators should not use their tools to advantage, or in a content dispute (or article) where they are a party (or significant editor), or where a significant conflict of interest is likely to exist. With few specific exceptions where tool use is allowed by any admin, administrators should ensure they are reasonably neutral parties when they use the tools. --fvw* 13:00, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
Oh, and while I'm citing anyway: Kosher#Broader_meaning: By extension, the broader sense of the word kosher has the meanings legitimate, acceptable, permissible, genuine, or authentic. --fvw* 13:01, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
(edit conflict)The crux of the issue is that I haven't used the tools in bad faith to bias an outcome of a discussion, but rather blocked a couple of ill-meaning unwanted sockpuppets. Indeed, the master is still unblocked and may still voice his/her opinion in a normal manner as permitted. The only advantage to be gained is by Wikipedia, not by me. The block is a reasonable measure. Look at the evidence. Look at the agreement with another administator. If you're unhappy with the obvious evidence, and want to unblock these sockpuppets and give them the all-clear that it is appropriate behavior that they can get away with, by all means file a check user request first please and prove me wrong (you're probably too involved now to unblock them per WP:WHEEL. Otherwise, I'm a content builder, not the type of user that wants to discuss motives and politics for eons whilst WP crumbles away. I look at the evidence and use the tools in good faith. I don't mind being challenged, but would prefer it in more contentious cases, not schoolboy sockpuppetry. --Jza84 |  Talk  13:10, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
I've unblocked the user in question, if you feel they should be blocked please report them on the appropriate sockpuppet/edit warrior/vandal page. --fvw* 13:12, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
Double standards. Total breach of WP:WHEEL. I will block the master then, the rule is one user, one account. --Jza84 |  Talk  13:14, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

"Do not repeat an administrative action when you know that another administrator opposes it." WP:WHEEL: take notice. I suggest you reblock the account. You're also in breach of WP:COI and WP:AGF. The account could be unblocked after a check user request, as I said. I am very displeased. --Jza84 |  Talk  13:17, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

If you cannot justify your actions, I will reblock the sockpuppets per Wikipedia:Silence and consensus. There was no consensus to unblock these accounts and you're also in the minority by way of two other administrators agreeing they were single-purpose accounts. No consensus = no change and the onus was/is on you to provide reasonable opposition. --Jza84 |  Talk  15:06, 20 December 2008 (UTC)


Can you come to the WP:AC please. Theresa Knott | token threats 15:19, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

AN you mean? I think I'd rather not, I've said my bit on conflicts of interests, and I'll leave it to the community from here on. Thanks for your support though. --fvw* 15:22, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
Replied on my talk page. Theresa Knott | token threats 15:29, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Road Island Diner[edit]

User:Somno added some references to the article. Since the fact this was exhibited on the World Fair is now referenced, I'd like to ask you to consider withdrawing your nomination. - Mgm|(talk) 15:49, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Gladly, my bad. Give me five minutes to figure out how to close AfDs and I'll get rid of it. --fvw* 15:52, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
  • No problem. I already closed it. - Mgm|(talk) 15:57, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
  • What happened? Did you forget to look for sources to see if this was salvagable or did you somehow fail to find them yourself? (I totally understand if it was a mistake, in the heat of patrolling, I've made them myself) The user who wrote the article appears to be a newbie and if a newbie manages to put together a coherent text that includes a notability claim like the one about the World Fair, my first move would be to ask them to reference it, rather than going straight to Afd. - Mgm|(talk) 16:20, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
I missed the entire world's fair claim, I came to the article cleaning up some ext link spam from other articles ("one of only three art deco diners in the U.S." was the claim made there, which somehow isn't quite as impressive). Musts read more carefully in future. --fvw* 16:25, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
  • I don't want to be mean, but I think Rod Machado is a similar article. You did properly search Google, but I think you forgot Google Books. If you take out his own books, there's quite a few unrelated books there that can back up claims that I believe to make him notable. - Mgm|(talk) 16:34, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
Perhaps, but as it stands the article doesn't make any claims to notability, or cite any secondary sources. --fvw* 16:40, 20 December 2008 (UTC)


Please kindly reconsider your !vote[edit]

Hello, Fvw. While I agree with your assessment and recommendation of this article at the time you !voted, I'd like to point out that the article has changed significantly since then, and I think it would impact your opinion. Please review the improved article, and consider changing your !vote. Thanks, Jerry delusional ¤ kangaroo 06:01, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

XMsuite Improvement[edit]

Could you please give me suggestions on how to improve the XMsuite page so it will not be deleted in the future? I am a new Wikipedia user and I read the link you provided, but I am still unclear about the guidelines. Is there anything missing on the page that must be added so it fits the inclusion guidelines? Thanks--Jackdragon17 (talk) 16:45, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

MyADSL Topic[edit]

I understand your reasons for stating that my sources for my edit need to be in line with standards. No problem. I didn't think it necessary at the time.

I am involved in the controversy I wrote about in the edit, the trouble is if I reveal my real name as a source I can expect a lawsuit and possibly ruin the ongoing investigation on behalf of the victims of the MyADSL community.

There are various blogs and news sites that carry details about this- would they be sufficient as sources? Otherwise the best I can do at this stage is wait until this thing goes to court and becomes public record, and then cite those sources and the media reports that will undoubtebly result. Miyukisan782 (talk) 08:33, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The vals[edit]

Just a note to let you know that while I closed this as delete, Paul Erik, one of the article editors has found some more sources. As this seemed to be a sticking point at the AFD and is now resolved, I have restored the article. I have asked Paul Erik to add those sources to the article. If you still feel that the article should be deleted, please renominate it at AFD. Stifle (talk) 10:13, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Excuse Me,[edit]

I don't know what you are talking about, esp. the privacy violations?

And also, spam, deliberate misinformation, privacy violations, personal attacks; and repeated, blatant violations of our policies concerning neutral point of view and biographies of living persons - can you please elaborate?

Thanks.

--211.30.129.123 (talk) 09:14, 18 December 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 211.30.129.123 (talk)

Happy Holidays[edit]

Hi, and thanks for all your help and support this year. I hope you and your family have a safe and happy holiday season. Best regards for the new year. ;o) --OliverTwisted (Talk) (Stuff) 01:15, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Baconian theory[edit]

I always worry about people who revert an article they haven't studied. I HAVE studied it and the Anderson book is Oxfordian propaganda inserted by Smatprt, a propagandist. This is what you should know. Smatprt is an agenda pusher who bullies his Oxfordian POV into as many articles as he can. Please check the testimony of other editors: “his editing greatly hampered the drive to make William Shakespeare a featured article, in the face of requests from assessors to stop”,[10] “he will push and push and push to get in Oxfordian arguments by any means and exclude "Statfordian" ones by any means”[11], “his practice is destructive, and he makes the lives of the other Shakespeare editors wearisome”[12]. JudgeJulianZ (talk) —Preceding undated comment was added at 00:39, 10 January 2009 (UTC).

Baconian theory[edit]

I always worry about people who revert an article they haven't studied. I HAVE studied it and the Anderson book is Oxfordian propaganda inserted by Smatprt, a propagandist. This is what you should know. Smatprt is an agenda pusher who bullies his Oxfordian POV into as many articles as he can. Please check the testimony of other editors: “his editing greatly hampered the drive to make William Shakespeare a featured article, in the face of requests from assessors to stop”,[13] “he will push and push and push to get in Oxfordian arguments by any means and exclude "Statfordian" ones by any means”[14], “his practice is destructive, and he makes the lives of the other Shakespeare editors wearisome”[15]. JudgeJulianZ (talk)

Creating lots of sockpuppets will not help you in making your point, and is quite likely to get you blocked. Please stop. --fvw* 00:42, 10 January 2009 (UTC)


Syncsta[edit]

Understood. ^^ - Eugene Krabs (talk) 02:12, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

No problems, the nice thing about wikipedia is there's always someone looking over your shoulder. It's also the annoying thing about wikipedia once in a while, but on the whole it means being bold as you were is the right thing to do. Happy editing! --fvw* 02:15, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Gabriel Ugliano restored[edit]

actually, not an attack page. Actually a fictional character. Dlohcierekim 02:16, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Ah, right, in that case I'm going to hide behind A1, not enough context to figure out the subject. Thanks for the undelete and fixup anyway. --fvw* 02:17, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
Look again, Mwah-ha-ha-ha. Not sure this merits its own article, maybe a redirect. Cheers, Dlohcierekim 02:24, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Griblet[edit]

An article about fictional characters does not fit CSD criteria. Also, the creator contested my prod so it needed to be send to AFD. Schuym1(talk) 03:04, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

I don't see any difference between this and "the griblet is an animal that john jackson thought up", it's there to talk about something the person did, not about the story (we don't have anything on the author or the story, and nor does google for that matter). If you feel like AfDing it I'd be happy to undelete it, but I don't think this needs to clog AfD, to be honest. --fvw* 03:11, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
I replied on my talk page. Schuym1(talk) 03:19, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
<Butting in> What we need is a category for speediable in-universe subjects from nn stories. I get no Ghits for this, or for Max. Did not Worldcat for the author. No World cat for the story. If it's not in any library, it does not meet threshold requirements of Wikipedia:Notability (books). At least with Ugliano, I got ghits. Dlohcierekim 03:33, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

72.11.83.22 [edit]

You denied the block request for 72.11.83.22 , the last vandalization by user may have been five days ago. However, I feel the anti-semetic and racist nature of this anon user's vandalism warrants a block. Also, the only edits(out of many) have been vandal attempts. How can I get a second opinion on this?WacoJacko (talk) 04:34, 10 January 2009 (UTC)


Such as this edit: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jew%27s_harp&diff=prev&oldid=256302558

WacoJacko (talk) 04:36, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I'm not saying he shouldn't be blocked, just that WP:AIV isn't the place to report it (see the three points in the banner at the top of the page). WP:ANI is probably the best place to request blocks in other cases. --fvw* 04:38, 10 January 2009 (UTC)


OK, I guess I will put in a request there. It seemed like some of his/her vandal attempts were particularly virulent. ThanksWacoJacko (talk) 04:41, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Miss Pooja Article[edit]

Hi,

It seems that you have just deleted Miss Pooja article that was unprotected as per discussion with another admin User:Nancy, as per discussion here. Please see if you want to participate in the discussion.

Punjabi music lover (talk) 05:33, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
Thanks for the reply to my question over at the math project. I apreciate your assistance in resolving the matter. Keep up the good work! TomStar81 (Talk) 00:48, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! You're quite welcome, I'm just happy to see any problems on the math project I can solve…--fvw* 23:06, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Tattoo[edit]

Can you please tell me why you removed my insert on tattoos? I did not violate any of the guidelines - or did I? Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Arthur Morello (talkcontribs) 22:51, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

The product in question is hardly notable enough to be discussed on the main tattoo page, which is a general high level article about tattoos. It may be appropriate for a mention on the temporary tattoo page, but even then you'd have to provide some secondary sources (newspaper articles and such) that show to significance of the product. Also, please keep in mind that accounts created purely to promote a product are generally not viewed favourably. --fvw* 23:05, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Re: user:Cockermouthcumbria[edit]

There is a big message on his user talk page that says that he's unblocked because of the username. But it says nothing about his vandalism. Could you send him a vandalblocked message as well? --wL<speak·check> 23:42, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Hmm odd, I had put a "and your blocked again" (non-template) text below the granted unblock request, but it wasn't rendering, and the quad-twiddlies of my sig weren't even getting expanded. Some template oddness perhaps? Anyway, I've moved it to the top of the page, thanks. --fvw* 23:57, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Artisan PC[edit]

Could you briefly fill me in on where the article violates the guidelines? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Renaisanceman (talkcontribs) 23:42, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

The main concern is the one under primary criteria at WP:CORP: You're going to need to show significant coverage in secondary sources, so that's (independent) newspaper articles, documentaries, that sort of thing. --fvw* 23:59, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the elaboration. Renaisanceman (talk) 00:01, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Bill Ewing news....[edit]

IMDB finally accepted the sourced merge of the different Bill Ewing listings in their database that I submitted to them. I have now returned the IMDB external link as it now includes ALL his projects. Thanks for your input at the AfD. Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 07:08, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Toner[edit]

From Fvw "much better wrt company names and such, but the patent doesn't actually say a lot has been happening, it's just a method of doing it. And that it's possible is already established in the paragraph abo"

Actually this is a new process, thus the patent that claims a new toner business of recovering waste toner for reuse. There is no new remanufacturing. The previous paragraph actually implies this not possible. I cannot reference my print shop or other print shops as proof, thus the patent reference. Maybe the following without the patent citation?

Recently large quantities of waste toners have been recovered for direct reuse without remanufacturing

Printshopusa

If you can give a decent secondary reference (newspaper article, documentary, that sort of thing) for it, that'd be fine. --fvw* 20:23, 13 January 2009 (UTC)


No "public" articles available today... but that will change soon. This can wait till then. Thanks for your advice. I will delete my current addition. Printshopusa

CMX Virtual Airlines[edit]

Please stop deleting our page this is for a Virtual Airline. It's not nonsence! thank you very much —Preceding unsigned comment added by Michelmontreuil (talkcontribs) 21:19, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Silva vs ERP5 etc on Zope page[edit]

Hi,

If I follow your reasoning for deleting my addition of Silva on the Zope page what is the logic for keeping ERP5 in that list?

Would look that Silva has more of a following in the Zope community.

Schnaxel —Preceding unsigned comment added by Schnaxel (talkcontribs) 12:31, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Do you mean that troll from yesterday? i think hes blocked. Iggy pop goes the weasel (talk) 02:25, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

??? This comment makes -- no sense. How does this relate to Zope? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Schnaxel (talkcontribs) 10:15, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

who are you?[edit]

who are you that you try to always delete info I post?

Please read WP:NPOV, WP:COI and WP:NOT. --fvw* 06:54, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

all I do is include important info that was left out —Preceding unsigned comment added by Desty123 (talkcontribs) 06:59, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

if you think you can write it better then I send you the info : Eric and Tom helped HURT to get signed to capitol records. Eric Greedy also helped them with ideas for promo/design of albums. and also include Eric's link www.ericgreedy.com and please mention that he produced vol 1 and 2 whenever those album names appear —Preceding unsigned comment added by Desty123 (talkcontribs) 07:00, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

what about[edit]

let me tell you the info and you include it then? Eric Greedy is a major label credited producer people like Rick Rubin know him,so he is important —Preceding unsigned comment added by Desty123 (talkcontribs) 07:03, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

⅓ Day[edit]

I'm no carr, I'm No xor.. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Original Recipe (talkcontribs) 22:01, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Third opinion project[edit]

I am responding to your request (diff) for a third opinion:

# Comparison of reference management software‎: Leeron (talk · contribs) (also editing as 61.51.70.20 (talk · contribs)) keeps putting a reference management tool on this list that doesn't have an article on wikipedia, despite consensus on talk only to include products that have an article. It's a borderline spam issue I suppose, but I might as well get someone else to sort it out. --fvw* 05:39, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

The best way to deal with this, which is also in compliance with WP:3O guidelines, is to open a discussion of the issue on Talk:Comparison of reference management software. — Athaenara 03:50, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

HOW DO YOU EXPECT ME TO VERIFY PERSONAL LIFE!?!?![edit]

"She's currently in a long distance relationship with Andy Train Man Chan. Andy Chan is currently studying Information Technology in the United Kingdom. The couple has been together for a year yet they have managed to conceal themselves from the public eye. Despite enduring much scrutiny from the public, the couple has managed to stay strong. However, rumors have leaked which indicate that the couple may be splitting up. Although there is much support for this by the public, the PR's from both sides have denied such allegations."

This is entirely true...but how do you expect me to verify it? She is my friend and I know this is true and so does she. HOW CAN I PUT A REFERENCE TO THIS?

YOu are violating my rights to make a proper wiki page for my friend!

Please read WP:BIO and all will become clear. --fvw* 19:02, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

help[edit]

how do i report an administrator of administrator abuse?CMJMEM (talk) 02:24, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

You are correct sir; as far as I know it's alright to migrate open source data from one place to another, as long as the same restrictions apply. How ya doing anyway? See ya! Aidan Biltner (talk) 14:07, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Timeline of fictional future events[edit]

You commented in the last Article for deletion discussion. This article is up for deletion again.

You are welcome to comment about the discussion for deletion. Ikip 19:03, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Notice of change[edit]

Hello. You are receiving this message because of a recent change to the administrator policy that alters what you were told at the time of your desysopping. The effect of the change is that you will not longer be able to request restoration of the tools because of your prior inactivity. You have until December 30, 2012 to request restoration or else the policy will prevent you from doing so in the future; you would need to seek a new WP:RFA. Until December 30, you can file a request at WP:BN for review by the crats. Thank you. MBisanz talk 04:22, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

(delivered by mabdul 22:36, 3 December 2012 (UTC))

Just to let you know[edit]

You have been mentioned at Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians Ottawahitech (talk) 15:38, 5 January 2013 (UTC)