User talk:Gloss

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Money in the Bank (2011) peer review[edit]

Hi Gloss, due to your experience in editing professional wrestling related articles, I'd like to invite you to comment on the peer review for Money in the Bank (2011), which I have an interest to eventually push for Featured Article status. Thank you very much. starship.paint ~ regal 09:24, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

The Pinkprint[edit]

It would be appreciated if you looked over and voted on the move request for The Pink Print to the The Pinkprint. Up to this point there hasn't been a direct response as to which spelling was correct. Nicki Minaj herself clarified the question directly stating it was written, "The Pinkprint", ( Leave either your support or opposition for the move here:

Thank you for your time, KaneZolanski (talk) 00:11, 7 August 2014 (UTC).

Happy Birthday![edit]

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Calling all talk page stalkers[edit]

Hey everyone. If anyone has time and is looking for something to do, I would greatly appreciate some feedback over at Wikipedia:Peer review/Josh Hutcherson/archive2 - a peer review I just opened for Josh Hutcherson. Thanks in advance :) Gloss 00:34, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

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Some comments after peer reviewing your article[edit]

See the Peer Review page. Friendly regards, Kareldorado (talk) 15:54, 26 October 2014 (UTC)


Full disclosure...I felt like you were talking down to me 6 months ago, when you suggested an "interaction ban". It was kind of like you were talking to me like I was a second grader, and I didn't appreciate that. That's why I said that Levdr and I could hash it out amongst ourselves. The problem is quite honestly on his end...he feels as though he has to be the end all-be-all of Wikipedia, and any edit I make has to meet HIS approval, and he hides behind the Wiki rule-book.

I don't go into making any edit looking to cause trouble...I make edits and add sources to back them up with the intention of adding legitimate info to an article to make it better. There is no way I can be wrong every single time (just about) I make an edit, because 9 times out of 10 (it seems) Levdr is right there "lecturing" me about "WP:This" and "WP:That". I mean really... That's why I feel he hounds me - so he can come off as the great Wiki Oracle, and I'm just supposed to genuflect at his brilliance.

The sock accusation just was the plain ol' last straw. He really feel he did that just out of spite, as any investigation will clearly show it wasn't me, and he knows it. It's the principle of the thing...he did it just to try to tarnish my character around here.

Vjmlhds (talk) 18:28, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

You're claiming he's a bully. I agree with that. But what a bully wants is a reaction and you give into it every time. Ignore him, don't answer him. If there's a problem with a specific article that you're having a conflict with, bring it to that article's talk page and let other editors help in making the decision. Other than that, you can choose to ignore him and that's your best move from here. Gloss 18:31, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
I understand all that, and I do try to avoid conflict with him. But you can only be pushed so much before you have to push back - otherwise you just become a sitting duck. Vjmlhds (talk) 18:56, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
He knows how to make you mad. Don't let him get you mad. Don't go looking for conversations with him and don't reply to him unless it's on an article talk page. I saw recently you tried to thank him for his work on an article and his response was "I didn't do anything" instead of a thank you, or anything kind in return for your kind words. You really think you need to be interacting with someone like that? Ignore the bully and move back onto your usual work. Gloss 19:13, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
In real life, the thing most bullies deserve is a 2X4 upside the head (numerous times)...just saying. Vjmlhds (talk) 19:21, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Gloss-- I did thank Vjmlhds for recognizing my work; I simply noted that I only actually created two of the three articles he credited to me (I'm not going to take credit for someone else's work). And if either of you plan to openly refer to me as a "bully", at least do me the service of taking your concerns to an administrator or some appropriate venue. You may also want to consider, Gloss, that Vjmlhds' attitude toward me is sometimes (but not always) hot/cold. At times, he is seemingly either accusing me of personal attacks, or showering me w/ awards and/or wikilove. It's precisely this type of impulsive behavior that contributed to my decision to open a case at SPI. Levdr1lp / talk 22:12, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
@Levdr1lostpassword: Dude, I haven't given you an award in months, so don't act like I "shower" you in anything. I've always given kudos to editors who go above and's called human decency. Nothing "impulsive" do good, you get praise, you do bad, you get called on the carpet. You did REAL BAD this time with the phony SPI accusation. And I'm telling you straight up - YOU ARE A BULLY, and at the end of the day, all bullies eventually get theirs. Vjmlhds (talk) 22:48, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
@Vjmlhds: There was nothing "phony" w/ the case I opened at SPI-- but if an admin or clerk finds fault w/ my decision to open the case, I'm sure I'll be the first to know. As for the "bully" talk, fine, you have made your feelings known. All I'm saying here is that if you (or Gloss) has reason to think I'm doing anything seriously inappropriate, then one or both of you should "put your money where your mouth is" (to quote an admin at ANI), and take action to address the problem. That said, I think the rest of this discussion probably belongs at the ANI thread. While I don't agree w/ you, Gloss, I don't intend to clog your talk page. But I also couldn't just ignore this exchange. Levdr1lp / talk 23:02, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
@Levdr1lostpassword: This will be my last post here (didn't mean to use this page for this), but it needs to be said...When you pick a fight with the devil, you're gonna get the pitchfork. Vjmlhds (talk) 23:09, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Levdr, I'm really not all that concerned with the two of you and your bickering, seeing as I tried to help resolve it once and I have no intentions to help again. But in my opinion, you've been nothing but a jerk in your interactions with Vj, but truthfully Vj has acted like a child. There's really no need to drag this across the site and get others involved. Levdr, you know you've not been the nicest person to Vj and it's up to you if you plan on dropping it already or not (which I'm sure I know the answer to) and Vj, you know this guy gets on your nerves and it's up to you if you plan on following my advice and ignoring him (which I'm sure I know the answer to)... Gloss 01:32, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

If it's permitted, I'm not necessarily opposed to withdrawing the case I filed at SPI. I honestly don't know if Vjmlhds was socking at Firelands or not. (FWIW, I think anyone who objectively reviews the case will find reason to suspect Vjmlhds-- suspect, but not necessarily conclude he was socking.) That said, "bickering" is one thing, while socking is something else entirely, and I would appreciate it if in the future you'd avoid conflating the two. And to reiterate my earlier point, if you have serious concerns about my actions and/or interactions, then please take them to an admin or some appropriate venue/board. Despite Vjm's claims of "harassment", I tried to be as thorough, fair, and evidence-based as possible when I filed the SPI case. I would appreciate (and expect) the same from other editors making serious accusations against me. Levdr1lp / talk 02:35, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
I'm not talking about the SPI whatsoever. I'm referring to every single conversation you two have. No need to continue here, you two can resolve (or not resolve) your problems elsewhere. Gloss 02:38, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
From this point on @Levdr1lostpassword: is dead to me. I will not go to his talk page, or even acknowledge him any longer. I learned my lesson. Being nice and cordial just doesn't work with some people. I let my anger get the best of me, but I never came into this with any ill will towards anyone, all I wanted was my name cleared from a bogus accusation of socking. Vjmlhds (talk) 02:44, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Gloss-- Allow me to clarify. Both you and Vjmlhds have openly characterized my actions as that of a "bully". My point is that, just as I did w/ Vjmlhds, you have every opportunity to address my inappropriate (in your view) behavior, including at the ongoing discussion Vjmlhds opened at ANI. (Incidentally, a CheckUser has concluded Vjm is "unrelated" to the Firelands sock(s). So there's that.) Failing that, your claims read as unsubstantiated at best. Levdr1lp / talk 03:15, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
I'm not trying to convince anyone of my opinion and I don't know where you're getting that idea. I stated my opinion on my talk page and that's that. Gloss 03:17, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Whether or not you're trying to convince anyone is basically irrelevant. Serious claims require serious evidence. In short, please either stop characterizing my actions as that of a "bully", or take your concerns to some appropriate venue, such as the open ANI thread. Levdr1lp / talk 03:38, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Calling you a bully is a serious claim? Please go for a walk or something, you're spending too much time on the internet. Gloss 04:03, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
I suppose you're right. Apparently your claim that I am acting like "bully" isn't serious enough for you to raise at the open ANI, nor credible enough for you to support w/ evidence. Levdr1lp / talk 04:20, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Exactly right, buddy. Gloss 04:26, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
At first I didn't quite understand your tone, but now I'm wondering if I simply wasn't clear enough in my last post. So I've clarified. I apologize for distracting you now if you understood my meaning the first time. Levdr1lp / talk 07:37, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Uh, okay. Move along :) Gloss 13:40, 30 October 2014 (UTC)