User talk:Gribeco

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

If you want to talk to me, I suggest you use my French Talk page for faster replies. Thanks. --Gribeco 19:42, 28 February 2006 (UTC)


Hello, Gribeco, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  DS 03:27, 27 September 2005 (UTC)

Vandal Fighter page(s)[edit]

This is a notice to let you know that Bugs and Feature Requests have been moved to sub-pages for Vandal Fighter.

If you still have open discussions in progress or would like to keep watching those discussions, you can add User_talk:Henna/VF/Bugs and User talk:Henna/VF/Feature requests to your watchlists.

-- That Guy, From That Show! (talk) 04:04, 24 March 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for finishing up the translation. My French skills were very quickly overwhelmed.--Birgitte§β ʈ Talk 18:50, 27 April 2006 (UTC)


What? I haven't edited Western Sahara for over a month. -Justin (koavf)·T·C·M 02:42, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Right Well, if you want to get in the middle of it, you're welcome. See Talk:Legal status of Western Sahara for the kind of shenanigans you're in for, though (e.g. books aren't valid sources!) -Justin (koavf)·T·C·M 02:45, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Je n'ai jamais voulu semer la discorde.[edit]

Bonjour Gribeco,

Désolé de vous répondre ici mais je suis encore bloqué sur Wikipédia en français sans raison valable par un administrateur.

Je n'ai jamais voulu semer la discorde. Je peux comprendre que l'on se trompe. L'erreur est humaine et personne n'est parfait. Je n'ai jamais été chercher les deux administrateurs. C'est eux qui me sont tombé dessus et m'ont bloqué plusieurs fois.

J'ai expliqué hier soir que je consulte fréquemment la page des changements récents pour passer le temps car il y a plus de choix qu'avec une page au hasard. Et je ne vois vraiment pas ce qui serait bizarre à faire ça, je le fais depuis des années. Et Massif Forestier, je n'ai rien à voir avec cette personne.

Il n'y a aucune raison de me bloquer, ni de supprimer le texte de l'article sur le cinéma belge par un autre moins précis.

Isaurb —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:29, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Edit Wars of User Koavf[edit]

Hi Gribeco.
  • You put a warning on edit wars on my talk page and the one of koavf.
  • I was away, and see, Koavf has found other people edit war.
  • Special:Contributions/Koavf Check, I have counted 8 reverts only for Sep 3rd on the Western Sahara topic.
  • Please be aware that Koavf is on parole after he had been blocked on indefinite. He can only revert once a day (which he already broke sevral times) otherweise you would see 8 x 3 = 24 reverts at least.
  • You may want to take action.
Thanks - wikima 18:32, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
Hi Gribeco
  • Any news on this?
  • I would like to know how you are going to further proceed with this.
  • If you don't react until next Friday I will consider that you just ignore the topic
  • Subsequently I will ignore your intial warning and remove it as rejected by yourself.
Thanks - wikima 18:31, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

The message is a warning to stop revert-warring each other. If reverts continue, I will notify the admins. I am not offering my own services as a honest broker, because I can be accused of bias. Thank you for participating constructively. --Gribeco 18:42, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

  • Thanks for your reaction.
  • Now, do you have an answer on what I have written to you above?
Thanks - wikima 19:07, 13 September 2007 (UTC)
My warning stands. I do not intend to take any other action as long as there are no more revert wars on this article. I suggest you work out your differences with Koavf in good faith, with the help of a neutral broker (e.g. Wikipedia:Mediation Cabal). Thanks. --Gribeco 04:25, 14 September 2007 (UTC)
  • I know all that, thanks.
  • If you want to resolve a problem look at it as a whole and deal with it at the roots.
Thanks - wikima 11:08, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Méssage de Nathanaël Olha Palpatin ![edit]

Salut , C'est à nouveau moi , Nathanaël Olha Palpatin , il est possible que je wikifie , mais cette fois-ci , pas de manière abusive , et que je change mon vocabulaire ( règle de politesse , par éxemple ! ) ainsi que mon orthographe. Sinon , je vais éssayer pour voir si je peux m'investir dans un site. C'est pas facile à trouver non plus. Ne vous étonner si l'adrèsse IP est différente , car je ne sais pourquoi ça change parfois , j'ignore comment ça marche , ne m'en voulez pas ! Je vais éssayer d'attendre 11 jour au minimum avant de me créér un nouveau compte , Séquano-Dyonisiens , à partir d'hier. Comme nous sommes déja le 6 , il ne me rèste plus que 10 jours , ça m'entraînera à ne pas créér des comptes. Le dernier compte que je me suis créé , c'était le 5 , à peine hier , pas bloqué , pas utilisé non plus , et avant de l'utiliser , je réfléchirai , j'éssayerai de faire quelque chose d'intéréssant , j'aurai sûrement le temps de changer sur Wikipédia. Cependant , ne me bloqué ce dernier compte Palpatin

 + Et je vous propose d'en débloquer un , provisoirement , comme ça , ça m'entraîne à évoluer , mais là où je désire contribuer en ce moment , c'est sur des articles que j'ai créés , comme matières utilisées pour fabriquer un film , diacétate de céllulose , et les pages sur les Jeux Sud-Asiatiques  
 + Signé , Nathanaël Olha Palpatin !  —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:04, 6 June 2008 (UTC) 

Ban Chao[edit]

Hi, I just realized that you reverted my edit to Sino-Roman relations. I have made that edit (and similar articles at a number of other pages) because nothing of this expedition is mentioned (or at least I was unable to locate it) in either the relevant volume of The Cambridge History of China, or The Cambridge History of Early Inner Asia, or Rene Grousset's The Empire of the Steppes. If I interpret the map shown at zh:班超 correctly, this claim also does not seem to appear on the Chinese wikipage about Ban Chao. That all makes a bit curious what exactly Miss Woods writes, and also what her sources are. I am sure you can help me out? Regards, Yaan (talk) 16:25, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

"this is only true when a general-purpose operating system is also used"[edit]

Could you elaborate? What is "this" referring to (the text or my summary)? Regards, HenkeB (talk) 16:01, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

On many embedded devices, e.g. iPods or wireless routers, firmware includes the entire device functionality. It's only basic/rudimentary when it's used to start another piece of software with more functionality, most likely a general-purpose operating system. It'd also be truer for tiny devices (e.g. 8-bit microcontrollers). --gribeco (talk) 02:05, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

If you read it carefully, it says firmware is "involved with" not "exclusively involved with". The firmware in an iPod certainly performs low level tasks (such as scanning of buttons and displays etc) in addition to the higher level tasks. Most simple embedded systems are actually still based on 8-bit microcontrollers, and advanced end user products (such as routers) often contain firmware on several levels: the lowest level support functions (whether in separate chips or integrated) have their own (fixed) firmware, while the central microprocessor has its code and data in a flash memory that is often possible to update. That contents is therefore sometimes on the border between firmware and software, and programs that are really optional and easily replaceable by the user (such as in mobile phones and many graphical calculators) should be regarded as software.

Products typically controlled by 8-bit systems include appliances, toys, remotes, small mp3 players, pc-keyboards, flash-cards, etc, all typical embedded systems where the firmware is heavily involved in the fundamental operation of the device. Regards, HenkeB (talk) 10:37, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Blocked on French Wikipedia[edit]

Hi. I went onto the French Wikipedia's version of an article and wanted to edit it, but found that my IP address had been blocked. The following message was there:

Vous n’avez pas la permission de modifier cette page, pour la raison suivante :

Votre compte utilisateur ou votre adresse IP « » a été bloqué(e) par Gribeco pour la raison suivante :

plage utilisée par Grawp. Ceci signifie que vous pouvez toujours lire l’encyclopédie, mais pas la modifier. Consultez votre page de discussion pour plus de détails. Vous pouvez contacter Gribeco ou un des autres administrateurs pour en discuter.

Expiration du blocage : 26 juillet 2009 à 05:04 Si vous ne comprenez pas le message ci-dessus, et que vous ne possédez pas de compte utilisateur : essayez de vous créer un compte (aide sur les comptes) ; l’avertissement était probablement destiné à un utilisateur précédent avec la même adresse IP. Si créer un compte ne résoud pas le problème, contactez Gribeco en précisant : votre adresse IP ( votre identifiant de blocage (#215936) Si vous possédez un compte utilisateur et que vous avez enregistré une adresse e-mail valide, vous pouvez envoyer un e-mail à Gribeco. Vous pouvez toujours utiliser votre page de discussion pour laisser un message à l’administrateur qui vous a bloqué. Si vous êtes bloqué avec le message « proxy ouvert », consultez Wikipédia:Proxy ouvert pour plus d'explications. Utilisateurs d’AOL : pour des raisons techniques, un grand nombre d’utilisateurs d’AOL ont été bloqués en écriture sur Wikipédia. Il vous est néanmoins possible d’éditer, soit en créant un compte, soit en vous rendant sur la version sécurisée, se trouvant à l’adresse suivante :, auquel cas vous serez alors identifié par votre véritable adresse IP. Vous créer un compte peut aussi aider à résoudre le problème. Ce système permet à la communauté de lutter contre du vandalisme récurrent provenant d’utilisateurs d’AOL, de manière plus ciblée.

Is there anyway this blocked can be repealed, so I can edit the French Wikipedia? Jolly Ω Janner 16:45, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Hi, you should still have access using the secure interface at: --gribeco (talk) 04:28, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
I tried logging in as Jolly Janner and the following message appeared: Jolly Ω Janner 14:20, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Vous ne pouvez pas créer de compte. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Aller à : Navigation, rechercherLa création de compte depuis cette adresse IP ( a été bloquée par Gribeco.

La raison donnée par Gribeco était plage utilisée par Grawp.

Revenir à la page Accueil.

Idea: Teamwork related to ClueBot (see Cobi) and Salebot[edit]

Some people might not understand what obscenity could occur behind the curtains, and the bots might not be programmed to detect them. However, in this case, Cobi′s script known as ClueBot would be allowed to monitor French Wikipedia articles related to English, and Salebot would be allowed to monitor English Wikipedia articles related to French. In this case, though, their template messages would be displayed in the other languages. Just an idea to keep the lingo clean. mechamind90 03:46, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi, Salebot already knows some English expressions (stolen from ClueBot a long while ago, if I remember correctly). Is French-language vandalism really a problem on the English Wikipedia? --gribeco (talk) 19:04, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

French account[edit]

Gribeco, it seems you blocked me on the French Wikipedia because of an "open proxy" (proxy ouvert). My IP adress is and my blocking number is #51740. Could you fix this? Thanks. Gr, Wikifalcon (talk) 19:05, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Done. It's a dynamic address; it should never have been blocked -- sorry. --gribeco (talk) 00:45, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
No problem. Thanks! Wikifalcon (talk) 07:41, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Sam Hocevar[edit]

It seems you have bias towards my edits on Sam Hocevar's wikipedia page. Sam leads a life as a productive member of open-source community but in his spare time, does everything to spoil F/OSS contributions by being the #2 in command of the GNAA, which all of you on Wikipedia know what they are involved in. You can see for yourself by going on #gnaa - there's a fellow by the name of sam in there! Send him a private message and confirm that it is, actually Sam Hocevar.

For you to blindly undo my changes to his article pretty much confirmed what I have heard of Wikipedia - it's a small group of obsessed people trying to control the flow of information. I'm asking you politely to halt your unnecessary edit war of his page.

Thank you —Preceding unsigned comment added by KennethFister (talkcontribs) 15:51, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Hello, this is a notice that wp:WOCP is currently revitalizing to conform with new technology standards and there is currently a call out to all older members to come back and help out. You were listed as a member of the project, and thus contacted. If you want to help with the efforts, please make contact on the projects talk page. Regards, Phearson (talk) 15:49, 15 January 2011 (UTC)


Hi, as you are a trusted user on French Wikipedia, I have granted you WP:ROLLBACK. Regards, John Vandenberg (chat) 00:39, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! --gribeco (talk) 04:12, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

KVirc script[edit]

Hi, you added here a KVirc script. do you use it any longer? I don't get it working. Maybe something changed since 2006 in KVirc... mabdul 21:23, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Infobox notes[edit]

In regards to your question in your edit summary of Morocco, if you wish for a note to appear in an infobox but not break it, you can use the reference label template. For example, the infobox of Malaysia currently uses these sort of notes. However, as you noted in another edit summary the infobox doesn't include the western sahara, so the reference you removed may be redundant to this now anyway! Chipmunkdavis (talk) 18:19, 2 August 2011 (UTC)


Hi Gribeco, I was talk with Maryana, and I just know that you will change the massages in Salebot. We in wiki-pt are available to this change there. So, we just nedeed to translate? Or there is more else? Thanks! Vitor Mazuco Talk! 21:41, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi Vitor, once you know what the new messages are, it's a simple matter of editing the templates on wp-pt. --gribeco (talk) 00:39, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Ok, show me what new templates has to be create in wiki-pt. Vitor Mazuco Talk! 09:52, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Ports[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Ports has been nominated for deletion. This template creates a floating portal linkbox. You are invited to comment on the discussion at Wikipedia:Templates for discussion#Template:Ports. Yours aye,  Buaidh  20:24, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

See you at the Wiknic tomorrow![edit]

Hi Gribeco, I love that you're planning to do something with Wiki Loves Monuments in Colorado! Hope to see you at the Boulder Wiknic tomorrow! -- Gaurav (talk) 02:58, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

WOAH! SO sorry for leaving you in the lurch -- me and five other people headed for the shade of Harpo's Sports Bar (the designated bad-weather location) at around 12:20pm or so; we must have just missed you. Wow, there's eleven Wikipedians around in total! We should arrange another meetup soon. -- Gaurav (talk) 06:14, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

The Great Revival: CVU Vandalism Studies Project[edit]

Hi! We're dropping you this rather unexpected message on your talk page because you signed up (either quite a while ago or rather recently) to be a member of the Vandalism Studies project. Sadly, the project fell into semi-retirement a few years ago, but as part of a new plan to fix up the Counter-Vandalism Unit, we're bringing back the Vandalism Studies project, with a new study planned for Late 2012! But we need your help. Are you still interested in working with us on this project? Then please sign up today! (even if you signed up previously, you'll still need to sign up again - we're redoing our member list in order to not harass those who are no longer active on the Wiki - sorry!) If you have any questions, please leave them on this page. Thanks, and we can't wait to bring the project back to life! -Theopolisme (talk) & Dan653 (talk), Coordinators

thanks for NRHP pics[edit]

Mosman House pic by Gribeco

Hi! Thanks for uploading your nice pic for Peter Anderson House and other NRHP-listed places in Fort Collins, CO, today. I don't know if you might just be participating in the Wikipedia Loves Monuments program? and it is merely coincidence that I just started the Peter Anderson House article just yesterday. Or if you happened to notice that I was working at developing articles related to architect Montezuma Fuller.... Anyhow, thanks for the great pics! And please do feel free to contribute to expanding the Fuller-related articles such as Mosman House, if you like, which you could do by drawing from the linked NRHP nom documents or by adding other sources. Cheers, --doncram 22:18, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! Yes, WLM was my excuse. I'm also planning to create missing articles over time. --gribeco (talk) 15:30, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Colorado Wikimedians mailing list and CU campus tree walk[edit]

Hi Gribeco! I can't remember if you were interested in the CU campus tree tour, but I've just found out that they're doing two (slightly different) tours next week -- on Tuesday and on Wednesday. I might be going for the Tuesday one; let me know if you'll be coming down!

In other news, we now have a Colorado Wikimedians mailing list! Sign up if you'd like to help organize future events, or just be the first in the know! -- Gaurav (talk) 02:24, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! I was going to say that I'm at work on Tuesday, but the tour starts at 5 and I might be able to free myself in time. --gribeco (talk) 03:10, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for May 3[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Teshima Art Museum, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Artwork (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 11:35, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

South Sudan Air Force[edit]

Hi. "The South Sudan Air Force was created by the newly-independent country of South Sudan in 1991." Would you mind clarifying in the article what you mean by this? As I'm sure you know, in 1991 South Sudan wasn't newly independent; it wouldn't achieve independence for another 20 years. —Largo Plazo (talk) 03:53, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Ouch. The source said 2011, and I meant to say 2011. I blame crossed-up synapses. Thanks for noticing! --gribeco (talk) 04:05, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
LOL! —Largo Plazo (talk) 04:21, 19 September 2013 (UTC)