User talk:John Vandenberg

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Thanks for the thanks[edit]

Although I can see your message on the edit history of my talk page for some reason I can't see it on the talk page itself. Thanks for the thanks, and thanks for all your hard work too. It's my birthday today and although I always work I am not that self-centred I might have a little bit of fun. I do take Wikipedia very seriously but occasionally I take a light tone or throw in an odd anecdote just to stop people getting far too grumpy for what should be an enjoyable hobby. The articles should be serious but the talk should be friendly: that's my general approach. I see your hard work too and thank you for it: of course we will not always agree but that is why there is a discussion. Si Trew (talk) 00:13, 12 April 2014 (UTC)


Congratulations on the birth of your son. Regards, -- Ohc ¡digame! 01:51, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks mate. He is nearly two months old and all is well. What a ride! John Vandenberg (chat)
My congratulations as well. No wonder you are on Wikipedia so much, must be keeping you up at nights! Si Trew (talk) 03:29, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Edit filter manager?[edit]

Yo, John Vandenberg, I saw that you gave SimonTrew edit filter manager. Isn't that a bit bigger a deal as far as permissions go? Reading Wikipedia:Edit filter makes it seem like it's a pretty sensitive right; certainly a lot bigger a deal than rollback; it says that there has to be a period of discussion before it can be granted, that it needs to be granted only for explicit needs, etc etc. Anyway, I'm not really the type to make a big fuss over this or whatever, but maybe it's not a good right to be giving out when people haven't even asked for it? Writ Keeper  05:27, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Yea, I've removed it. I must have clicked the wrong thing when giving out rollback. John Vandenberg (chat) 06:32, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
Ah, okay, thanks! Not that I think he would abuse it or anything, but the forms must be obeyed. Writ Keeper  01:05, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
@Writ Keeper: Oh, on my talk page I suggested to JV it should be removed, I have no idea what it even is. I don't know if you or JV are admins, but I do not want to be an admin. I am a gnome. I just created the stub Black & Decker Workmate and will add a pic when it gets light (the birdies are awake and the cat is in so can't be long yet) I am using mine as my garden table in the absence of anything better also rather handy for working in the house and is a bit dirty with paint and my hole saw and stuff so it probably will make an apt piccy, you don't want one looking too new. Si Trew (talk) 03:12, 16 April 2014 (UTC)