User talk:Jusdafax

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Welcome to my talk page. Please add new messages to the BOTTOM of the page by starting a new section heading - just use the 'New section' tab above. I will respond to new messages here, so please watchlist my page. If I leave YOU a message, I'll watchlist your page and look for a reply there. NOTE: Though active in anti-vandalism here, I am not a Wikipedia administrator.

Contents

ITN for Iraq War[edit]

--Happy September indeed. :) I sent you an email, btw. Oh, and thanks for updating that. Best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:31, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Happy to help! Jusdafax 20:09, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

thanks for your advice/analysis.--Shakehandsman (talk) 00:35, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Well, happy to do what I can. Wikipedia is like nowhere else in cyberspace, I find; a very odd and shifting mix of the fair and (sometimes) unfair. In this case, the signs indicated a no-win situation for you and the best thing to do in such a case is to not keep getting madder, but to walk away. Otherwise you get warnings and (horrors!) even blocks. And blocks really do tell a lot about editors, in my opinion. Best wishes, Jusdafax 01:57, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
yes it was a terrible situation to be in. So many false accusations being made (when false accusations were also part of my original complaint!). then you get people believing the false accusations too and repeating them, it really is very unpleasant stuff. Anyway I've pointed out the mistakes to one of those making the allegations and they've begrudgingly taken at least some of it onboard. I'm not sure what I've learned, other than people can basically say whatever they want and get away with it just so long as they don't' go totally over the top. I suppose I should maybe have asked someone else to take up my case and examine it rather than making the complaint myself? Anyway, I certainly do agree with you about blocks.--Shakehandsman (talk) 02:52, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

ITN for Hurricane Earl (2010)[edit]

--You can just give these to yourself y'know? I template myself quite frequently! HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 02:13, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Really! Ok... it seems unseemly, but I will try to adapt if it is standard practice. Many thanks! Jusdafax 02:37, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Well it's not uncommon that an admin forgets or doesn't do them for one reason or another. I try to make sure any non-regular gets a template, but I think you qualify as a regular now! ;) There's nothing wrong with templating yourself. If anybody were to dishonestly template themselves, they'd only be cheating themselves (and possibly 10 point in the backlog creation cup!). Best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 03:04, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
This is good reasoning. I again thank you! Jusdafax 03:21, 3 September 2010 (UTC)


Happy Jusdafax's Day![edit]

Featured article star.svg

User:Jusdafax has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Jusdafax's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Jusdafax!

Peace,
Rlevse
23:58, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

For a userbox you can add to your userbox page, see User:Rlevse/Today/Happy Me Day! and my own userpage for a sample of how to use it. RlevseTalk 23:58, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

9 Aug Sep for you, I was a few minutes early! RlevseTalk 00:00, 9 September 2010 (UTC)
Don't you mean the 9th of September? ;) The Thing // Talk // Contribs 00:04, 9 September 2010 (UTC)
Yep. RlevseTalk 02:02, 9 September 2010 (UTC)
Well deserved, an awesome editor. Tommy! 02:05, 9 September 2010 (UTC)
WOW! Many thanks... I had taken a little wiki-break there, and what a wonderful way to log in. Many thanks to Rlevse and the rest of you; I am quite astonished and humbled. Jusdafax 17:19, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
Indeed. Well earned. Toddst1 (talk) 17:26, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Another Techwriter2B sock[edit]

Hi Jusdafax. Here's a writeup on yet another Techwriter2B sock [1]. He's now calling himself user:TardyHardy. Eurytemora (talk) 01:29, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

I have seconded your writeup request. Happy to assist in any other way needful. Best of luck, and thanks, Jusdafax 05:35, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

RfA Nomination[edit]

Jusdafax, it is with great pleasure I have started an RfA for you here: Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/Jusdafax. You can accept or decline the nomination, but I sincerely hope you accept, with all the best luck. Best wishes, Tommy! 22:34, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Tommy, I am extremely flattered and honored. I just read your gracious nomination; thank you so very much, really! But, with great regret, I deem it best to decline for now... for a number of reasons that it would be tedious to elaborate on, except to say that I don't believe the time is right for me to request the extra buttons, and I am not sure when that time will come, if ever. Again, my profound thanks, and sincere best wishes to you! Jusdafax 05:21, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
I've gone ahead and deleted that page since you declined the nomination. I do, however, look forward to seeing your name on WP:RFA some day. Regards, Shirik (Questions or Comments?) 05:29, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
Sorry to see you decline. I was looking forward to supporting this one enthusiastically. MarmadukePercy (talk) 05:35, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
Shirik, I had answered here first and then had an edit conflict at the now-deleted Rfa nomination page... and now am laughing at myself, as I had put a fair amount of effort into an attempt at an eloquent declining statement. On further thought, it has worked out well. In any case, I am again quite moved my the good opinions of my well-wishers, and promise that I will give your views further consideration in the coming weeks and months, Shirik, Tommy2010 and MarmadukePercy! Jusdafax 05:46, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
Sorry to see you declined. I've seen what having admin privileges is like (on other wikis) and it's really not a big deal, despite a potential (not for you though) trip to hell and back. I think and I'd be willing to bet the community is too- that you'd be a great candidate that's fully qualified. Regards Tommy! 05:52, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

BLP unsourced vs BLP sources and No footnotes[edit]

Hi there, for articles like this one, you should use {{BLP sources}} and {{No footnotes}} rather than {{BLP unsourced}} as it does have a reference, it just lacks inline citations. Also, if you go to the trouble of posting a message on talk page, can you check for relevant WikiProject banners? If the article isn't in any WikiProjects, the chances of it ever being improved are much less. Thanks. The-Pope (talk) 11:51, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Quite right, and I thank you for taking the time to give me a clue! Jusdafax 12:47, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Pending changes/Straw poll on interim usage[edit]

Hi. As you recently commented in the straw poll regarding the ongoing usage and trial of Pending changes, this is to notify you that there is an interim straw poll with regard to keeping the tool switched on or switching it off while improvements are worked on and due for release on November 9, 2010. This new poll is only in regard to this issue and sets no precedent for any future usage. Your input on this issue is greatly appreciated. Off2riorob (talk) 23:38, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

Is it? I seem to remember observing that the previous poll was of questionable character, and not casting a !vote as a result. Still, thank you for the notice. Jusdafax 18:21, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
No worries, this notice was sent to all users by bot ( over 600 ) that commented on the straw poll page even if they did not actually take a position one way or the other, you are of course under no obligations to comment. Best regards Off2riorob (talk) 18:28, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Ysgol y Preseli[edit]

I got a mesasage from you warning me about changes I made to "Ysgol y Preseli". Until I got your message I had never heard of "Ysgol y Preseli" nor had I made any changes to it —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.31.216.209 (talk) 22:19, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

I see 'Clue Bot' warned you as well, it was a simple deletion of content warning. Hm, back on June 1st, eh? Could someone have had access to your computer then? Since you have like 5 edits total I doubt you are a dedicated vandal. And like you I have never heard of Ysgol y Preseli except when it came up on Huggle, the anti-vandal tool. Well, best wishes to you. It's a mystery we may never solve. Jusdafax 05:08, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Techwriter2B is back[edit]

This time he registered Centpacrr’s full real name as his own username and attempted to impersonate Centpacrr. Was quickly blocked by OhNoitsJamie but is now appealing the block.[2][3] Eurytemora (talk) 10:31, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Unbelievable. Yeah, I'll take a look, and thanks. Jusdafax 01:38, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
Talk about unbelievable - he's appealed yet again and has even added a header to the talk page essentially threatening libel. Eurytemora (talk) 06:22, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

Hey, where ya been?[edit]

We're all missing you on IRC... The sock that should not be (talk) 18:46, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

I'll be checking in asap. Personal matters and travel (with no computer) have quite consumed me of late and it has only been the past few days that I have settled back down. Of course, now the World Series starts tonight! 'Till soon, Jusdafax 18:51, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
Ah, well, see you in a bit. The sock that should not be (talk) 18:55, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

It's raining thanks spam![edit]

  • Please pardon the intrusion. This tin of thanks spam is offered to everyone who commented or !voted (Support, Oppose or Neutral) on my recent RfA. I appreciate the fact that you care enough about the encyclopedia and its community to participate in this forum.
  • There are a host of processes that further need community support, including content review (WP:GAN, WP:PR, WP:FAC, and WP:FAR). You can also consider becoming a Wikipedia Ambassador. If you have the requisite experience and knowledge, consider running for admin yourself!
  • If you have any further comments, input or questions, please do feel free to drop a line to me on my talk page. I am open to all discussion. Thanks • Ling.Nut (talk) 02:24, 3 November 2010 (UTC)
As I said in the Rfa, it was very tough to make a decision. I again thank you for your many good deeds on the project. Jusdafax 02:27, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Huggle[edit]

When are you going to use Huggle again? WAYNEOLAJUWON 15:18, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Miss me? I'm a fairly good Huggler, if I do say so myself. I do feel however that much of the effort is a waste of time due to IP vandals. I speak as someone with over 50,000 edits... Required registration would stop 90% of all vandalism, most of which is done by bored school kids on school computers. This would free up an awful lot of time for editing articles and content creation. I don't rule out doing more Huggling... but at the moment I have been a bit busy in 'real life' and have a limited time to work on Wikipedia. But thanks for asking. Jusdafax 18:07, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
Your welcome, and I hope you will come back to Huggle soon because that's the Jusdafax that I know about because you warned many users. WAYNEOLAJUWON 21:30, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

An apology[edit]

Jusdafax, nine months ago I had committed a judgment of error — one made in good faith, but an error nonetheless. You had raised the point on my talk page and I made the mistake of taking it personally and then reacting thus. I would like to apologize for my ludicrously poor behavior, and I would like to express regret for not apologizing to you sooner about it. I hope you do not consider it reflective of my general behavior, which is typically more moderate. harej 01:59, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

  • Fair enough, Harej, and I salute you. I decided not to bring the issue up when we later met at the Wikimedia Foundation offices in San Francisco when you came through for a visit. I was the old geezer in the cubicle next to Cary Bass. I'm currently a lot less involved in the project than I was at that time, but I may yet go back to deeper involvement, so I appreciate any healing offers I can get. I must admit that I felt the way Cda was dealt with overall was the start of my current disenchantment with Wikipedia. Indeed (and to be frank), I pulled back and semi-recently declined a handsome Rfa nomination due to deep concerns around the issues of admin abuse, civility standards, and other wiki-matters that have left a bad taste in my mouth, though my real life time concerns were also a factor... But I take your friendly comment as a good sign. Thanks for reaching out! Jusdafax 12:14, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

ITN for Tom DeLay[edit]

  • Note: Self-templated per HJ Mitchell, above. But it does not feel right or natural to do so. Jusdafax 04:40, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Thank you for your support at my RfA last week. I'll do everything I can to live up to your expectations and if you ever need help from a janitor please feel free to drop me a line! PanydThe muffin is not subtle 13:09, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks back. May you use your new buttons with a fair but firm touch! Very best wishes, Jusdafax 05:29, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

thanks[edit]

Many thanks for your thoughtful, intelligent, and gracious notes on my talkpage and elsewhere. Best.--Epeefleche (talk) 08:12, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

  • You are quite welcome. As I note above, I am a very part-time Wikipedian at the present, and some of the reason for that is exemplified by your recent ordeal. I have seen too many like you get what I'd call shabby treatment, while those truly abusive editors I'd consider worthy of extended blocks escape meaningful sanctions, and smirkingly continue to "play the edge" of what they can get away with. It all has had, and continues to have, quite the chilling effect on me, and I assume others of good will, creating an intellectual and spiritual effect not unlike Gresham's Law. It would seem that, as usual in human affairs, those who want power are almost always the very people who should not be given power.
My best wishes to you and yours this Holiday Season, Jusdafax 09:09, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

ITN[edit]

The Nigerian settlement part was again removed by someone from the Cheney article. I added the info to Halliburton anyway, I think it is better if we feature this instead so please do not go into an edit war on the Cheney article :D --BorgQueen (talk) 19:00, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Naw, no worries, I've been a big believer in taking it slow for a while now, and haven't been in an edit war in a long time... and have never been blocked. I reverted it back in once, so it's up to other interested parties to debate the issue. Thanks for the update here, our edits crossed when I made an additional comment at ITN. Happy holidays! Jusdafax 19:08, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

--BorgQueen (talk) 19:46, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

  • Awww thanks! Though actually, I was trying to update the Dick Cheney article, as noted above. Anyway, I really appreciate not having to self-template! Jusdafax 19:53, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

Many Thanks! Have replied on your page... Jusdafax 01:17, 25 December 2010 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

WAYNESLAM 01:21, 25 December 2010 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

Nuvola apps edu languages.svg
Hello, Jusdafax. You have new messages at Courcelles's talk page.
Message added 00:18, 8 January 2011 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Happy tenth anniversary[edit]

WAYNESLAM 18:22, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Many thanks, Wayne! Jusdafax 19:42, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

RfA[edit]

Many thanks; I'll be running again in a few months once I've ironed out some of the issues that people raised. Thanks again, GiantSnowman 19:15, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

My pleasure! Jusdafax 19:41, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

A drink[edit]

I haven't bumped into you so much lately until today, so I just wanted to say it's always a pleasure to see your name on my watchlist. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:49, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Much obliged for the kindly sentiment! Indeed, I have been contributing to the project at a fairly minimal level for several months due to other priorities, but I doubt I'll ever just stop cold... too much fun. My best wishes to you and yours, and I'll most likely see you around at ITN or Rfa! Jusdafax 23:06, 21 January 2011 (UTC)
Maybe just ITN. I got my fingers burnt a bit recently, so I think I'll stay out of the kitchen for a little while (rants at BN excepted!). HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 23:19, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

talkback[edit]

why you delete[edit]

my precious prose?[4]--Milowenttalkblp-r 07:48, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

  • My apologies, if that was my fault, as it appears to be! I have no idea how that happened! Would you like me to replace it, or would you prefer to do it yourself? Jusdafax 07:51, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
Oh vey, it would not be easy, i'll let you give it a go first. I bet you edited an earlier version of the discussion by mistake, that is probably the culprit.--Milowenttalkblp-r 07:53, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
Ok... and you are right, it won't be easy. I'll leave a note on the page first. Jusdafax 07:56, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
I fixed it. No problems, accidents happen. Dream Focus 08:03, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
Many thanks... that was a most untimely first time for me. Blessings! Jusdafax 08:05, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Toy Story 3 accepted edit[edit]

Sorry about that; I guess I should have read the talk first.

Cheers, →GƒoleyFour← 21:46, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

No problem, and thanks for the note here. I still think the best wording is "and currently final" but I lost that one. It seems that the pressure to make another movie will be considerable, given the monstrous box office TS3 has gotten. Best wishes! Jusdafax 21:54, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia Ambassador Program is looking for new Online Ambassadors[edit]

Hi! Since you've been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian, I wanted to let you know about the Wikipedia Ambassador Program, and specifically the role of Online Ambassador. We're looking for friendly Wikipedians who are good at reviewing articles and giving feedback to serve as mentors for students who are assigned to write for Wikipedia in their classes.

If that sounds like you and you're interested, I encourage you to take a look at the Online Ambassador guidelines; the "mentorship process" describes roughly what will be expected of mentors during the current term, which started in January and goes through early May. If that's something you want to do, please apply!

You can find instructions for applying at WP:ONLINE. The main things we're looking for in Online Ambassadors are friendliness, regular activity (since mentorship is a commitment that spans several months), and the ability to give detailed, substantive feedback on articles (both short new articles, and longer, more mature ones).

I hope to hear from you soon.--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 18:06, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Thinking this over; will get back to you on your page. Thanks, it's a honor to be considered. Jusdafax 20:48, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Harry Potter (film series)[edit]

Hi,

The "Casting the roles of Harry, Ron and Hermione" section has been put back to its original place. I know that you were not a supporter of the move in the first place, and I have taken on board your concerns about the timeline of the article, therefore I feel it's best that it should be near the top under the "origins" section to improve the structure of the article as a whole. Hallows Horcruxes (talk) 15:56, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks HH, for considering my thoughts on that topic. And I'd like to thank you again for your many improvements to the article! Jusdafax 23:51, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

NPP[edit]

NPP has some issues that have been come to light since the launch of our bot to track unpatrolled pages, and troubleshooting some recent tech issues with the special:newpages log. Would you be prepared to chime in with some ideas for an NPP 'School' for new users? This is my very first communication with anyone on the idea, and I would value your feedback here or on my talk page. Regards, --Kudpung (talk) 06:29, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

For various reasons I am not as active as I once was, but you bring up one of the areas I maintain an interest in. Please let me know if there is a page for discussion, as I think such a 'School' could be a very good thing indeed. Thanks for your coming here, I am flattered. Jusdafax 06:41, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

You're Welcome![edit]

Nuvola apps edu languages.svg
Hello, Jusdafax. You have new messages at CycloneGU's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Feel free to chat there if you'd like. I was very active with PC during the trial and now just wish a decision be made one way or another. CycloneGU (talk) 07:22, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

IRC invitation[edit]

Because I have noticed you commenting at the current RfC regarding Pending Changes, I wanted to invite you to the IRC channel for pending changes. If you are not customarily logged into the IRC, use this link. This under used resource can allow real time discussion at this particularly timely venture of the trial known as Pending Changes. Even if nothing can come from debating points there, at least this invitation is delivered with the best of intentions and good faith expectations. Kind regards. My76Strat 08:11, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

I was on IRC for about a year when I was an intern at the WMF in San Francisco. I'll think about coming back to IRC but due to other projects I am working on, my time is limited, and IRC just eats more of it up. It is a vital tool for fighting vandals and other Wikipedia issues, and I made some lasting friends there, but my life is much more complex than it used to be. Thanks you for the re-invite, and as I say I'll think it over a bit more. Jusdafax 18:35, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

May Want To Comment[edit]

You may want to add your two cents (or pence, whatever) to this discussion. CycloneGU (talk) 15:33, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry to say that the editor in question is someone I attempt to avoid when possible due to his combative nature and unpleasant demeanor (note his block record), and his talk page is a place I don't wish to comment at. Thanks just the same for the notice. I continue to feel your act of removing his latest poll was quite right, and I salute you for it. What time I have here of late is perhaps best spent lightly, rather than getting bogged down. Good fortunes to you! Jusdafax 18:27, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
Tis fine...he deleted it NEway, so I copied it to mine. Wanna chime in on mine since he has no permission to edit things off my my talk page? CycloneGU (talk) 00:45, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
You may find this [5] of interest. Jusdafax 00:53, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
I do! Thank you for pointing this out; I've noted it in reply to his most recent comment about how he's busy. CycloneGU (talk) 00:58, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
I've also commented there agreeing with you. CycloneGU (talk) 01:03, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

David Yates[edit]

Hi again. I have nominated the David Yates article for GA status. All I need now is for someone to review it. Could you take a look at the article to see if its any good and, if you think it is, would it be possible for you to have a go at reviewing it (it should be in the Theatre, Film and Drama section)? That's if you have time of course. I am not permitted to review the article because I have extensively worked on it for some time. I am desperate to get this into GA status as I think it's a good looking article. If you can't help, no worries. Thanks. :) Hallows Horcruxes 23:04, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi HH! I am honored to be asked to do this review. But the problem is, as I note above, I am able to spend very little time on Wikipedia of late. If no one steps up in a timely fashion I could give it a try, but I have never reviewed an article for GA before! Those two factors could be hard to overcome. I recently put up a notice at the Harry Potter (film series) talk page regarding a possible GA review for that article. There were a few good comments from people who sound like they know more about the process than I do; could I suggest you ask them for advice or a review? I will keep watch of this matter. By the way, at first glance the article appears to be in great shape for a GA review. Best wishes, Jusdafax 07:34, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
OK, no problem. :) One of the issues brought up on the film series article was the reference formatting. I'll try to sort that out soon and hopefully it'll be ready for nomination. Hallows Horcruxes 09:22, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
Yes and that is an area I'm no expert in. I will hope to watch and learn! Jusdafax 07:40, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

Marc Dalton[edit]

(Continued from Bearcat's talk page) Jusdafax 08:06, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

There are several MLAs facing recall campaigns; it's not unique to him. It's also sourced only to the websites of specific groups involved in the recall effort and not to any reliable media — thereby making it most likely an attempt to use his Wikipedia article to publicize and promote the recall campaign — and the recent edits which changed the description of the recall effort from "part of the FightHST campaign led by former Premier Bill Vander Zalm" to "part of an NDP backed effort to Re-fight the last BC election from May 2009" are a pretty clear WP:NPOV violation obviously meant to discredit the campaign. For what it's worth, I've lost count of the number of times I've had to pageprotect British Columbia MLAs in the past six months or so due to extreme partisan editwarring. Bearcat (talk) 08:02, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

So I assume it is the photo caption that is objectionable? Jusdafax 08:06, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Article rotting away[edit]

See here - an IP editor has completely changed the tone of the article to declare that the subject of the article is a conspiracy. No longer NPOV, yet I hesitate to revert completely. ~AH1(TCU) 14:37, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I took the article back to the last stable version, which is not to say it doesn't need considerable work. Jusdafax 15:31, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Task force[edit]

Per Tryptofish's recommendation here, which was about the discussion here, would you be interested in participating, and if so, would it be possible for you to round up some people who share your views and keep in touch with them as the task force makes recommendations? - Dank (push to talk) 21:51, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Dank, thanks for your interest in my participation per Tryptofish, for which I am grateful to you both, and flattered. I have read the pages you linked to, and am glad to see that Jimmy Wales feels something is very broken in the Rfa process. It is my opinion that he is right.
Tryptofish has mentioned Ben MacDui and I because, as you may or may not know, of our work on WP:CDA which in brief, in early 2010 attempted to present the community with a reasonable process to remove adminship from those the community felt were abusing the tools, even in marginal but well documented ways that might not quite make the cut for a case before ArbCom. Again as you may or may not know, the final stages of Community DeAdminship discussions were difficult, followed by a bruising RfC that failed due to the documented disapproval of the Admin community, ironically the very editors whose actions Cda was designed to make more accountable. By the way, MacDui and Trypto's contributions were more substantial than my own, in my view. They did a lot of painstaking work. If it came down to it, I'd be happy to work with them again. However...
At the time we labored on Cda, I was a stealth helper (in that I did not advertise it) at the WMF in San Francisco, working as a part-time assistant to Cary Bass. As such my identity was disclosed to the WMF. My work there gave me a unique perspective on many of the issues facing Wikipedia, to say the least. After seven months, I retired honorably from the position last May when I moved from California. I have since adopted a lower profile, for a number of reasons.
I mention this because I feel that to deal with Jimmy's dismay, echoed in much of the wider community, over the broken Rfa process, a simple Wikipedia task force is not going to cut it. While I could be wrong, my experience with Cda would seem to validate this. What follows goes considerably beyond your request, but I honestly feel it is vital to do so.
  • It is my strong opinion that most issues dealing with entrenched admins, many of whom became admins five or more years ago when standards were considerably more relaxed and whom would not pass an Rfa today, require thinking outside the box. Deliberations on adminship by a community whose true identities are unknown, by their nature generate more heat than light, go on at excessive length, and wind up turning reasonable voices away. Therefore, I suggest:
  • A newly created and appointed 'Wikipedia-en Extraordinary Council' of five to nine members who have substantial edit histories or otherwise have major involvement in the encyclopedia, who would disclose their identities to the WMF if they had not already done so.
  • The Council would meet in conference call, possibly via Skype, and be tasked to determine in real time and with a concrete deadline what exactly the problems are with Rfa and how the issues can be fixed with a minimum of wasted time.
  • This council, with the guidance and approval of the WMF, would report to Jimmy Wales and the WMF directly. If approved, the report would be made public and presented to the community.
  • A short period of non-binding Wikipedia-en community comment would be then be sought.
  • If the report's conclusions and recommendations are accepted they will be acted on and implemented directly.
  • The Council would then be disbanded.

There you have it. Feel free to pass this on, up to and including Jimmy's page, as you see fit, or ignore it completely. But I can't be much more candid than I am here about the best way to deal with this issue. Jusdafax 02:01, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Per your request to stay notified of current developments, see Eureka! We're all morons. - Dank (push to talk) 22:34, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Vandalism from my IP adress.[edit]

Hello, I noticed that you posted on my IP based talk page (Not logged in.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:98.28.44.197 According to the warning, "I" vandalized two articles. I would like to state that I did not do what the warning contains. It seems that my IP and the immature person who believes that John Constable was "A famous artist who eats bugs" have been confused, or mixed. I would like to reiterate, I did not perform these edits. Thank you, Ckhi Kuzad 04:25, 25 March 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ckhi Kuzad (talkcontribs)

  • From 2009! For what it is worth, my apologies for the accusation. And as far as Wikipedia is concerned, no one holds anything that ancient against you or whoever did the edits in question. Best wishes, Jusdafax 15:18, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

WP:FILM March 2011 Newsletter[edit]

The March 2011 issue of the WikiProject Film newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. If you have an idea for improving the newsletter please leave a message on my talk page. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 21:12, 3 April 2011 (UTC)


RfA reform[edit]

Hi Jusdafax. Please don't hesitate to join the RfA task force. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 08:56, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

  • It's an honor to be asked, so many thanks, will do. Jusdafax 09:00, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

That RfA reform thing[edit]

Kudpung has asked me to 'nudge' some people .. as I'm an idle get, I'm just going through the entire Task Force list so my apologies if you didn't need a nudge! You can slap me about over on WP:EfD if you like :o) Straw polling various options: over here - please add views, agree with views, all that usual stuff. Pesky (talk) 12:48, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Easter bunny[edit]

Apologies. I was lagging behind others fixing the original vandalism and undid the wrong edits. You fixed it before I could.--Mobtown Mongrel (talk) 01:01, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

  • That's what I figured. Thanks for your work! Jusdafax 01:03, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

AIV on IP[edit]

I blocked this guy, but remember: Except for open proxies we do not "shut down" (i.e., block indefinitely) IPs. We can block them for a year at a time if they get to that point. But not until then. Daniel Case (talk) 03:06, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

  • Thanks Daniel. I'm a bit rusty at reporting to AIV and my terminology was not clear. Anyway he's not going to reoffend in the near term, and given the ugly nature of his vandalism, that is what is important. Thanks again for taking the time to write me a note! Jusdafax 06:20, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
You're welcome! Daniel Case (talk) 14:36, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

WP:FILM April 2011 Newsletter[edit]

The April 2011 issue of the WikiProject Film newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. If you have an idea for improving the newsletter please leave a message on my talk page. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 22:45, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Talk page[edit]

No problem. I rarely undo talk page vandalism, leaving that to the editor who owns the page, but this was pure gibberish. Aymatth2 (talk) 12:49, 4 May 2011 (UTC)


RFC discussion of User:Philip Baird Shearer[edit]

A request for comments has been filed concerning the conduct of Philip Baird Shearer (talk · contribs). You are invited to comment on the discussion at Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Philip Baird Shearer. -- Parrot of Doom 10:49, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

WP:RFA2011[edit]

Task Force news: Recent updates include basic minor changes and condensing at the main page, additional comments on the main page talk page, a new project sub page and talk for Radical Alternatives, and messages at Task force talk. A current priority is to reach suggested criteria/tasks for clerks, and then to establish a local consensus vis-à-vis clerking. Please remember to keep all the project and its talk pages on your watchlist. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 03:33, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Lincoln memorial/Legacy section[edit]

We are currently attempting to bring the Lincoln article to FA status and are trying to establish consensus regarding images. Your consensus and opinion is needed on the Abraham Lincoln talk page. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 21:30, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Another interaction ban proposal for Sarek and TT[edit]

I have proposed another interaction ban between TreasuryTag and SarekOfVulcan. Since you commented in the last ban discussion that failed to gain consensus I am notifying you of this one. See - Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Propose_interaction_ban_between_TreasuryTag_and_SarekOfVulcan_2. Cheers.Griswaldo (talk) 22:00, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

ITN Notice (self template)[edit]

Jusdafax 20:19, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

WP:FILM May 2011 Newsletter[edit]

The May 2011 issue of the WikiProject Film newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. If you have an idea for improving the newsletter please leave a message on my talk page. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 01:48, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Recent change patrol[edit]

Hello, I'm wondering if I could ask you a couple questions about Wikipedia's culture of volunteerism for a radio program I'm working on. If you have a few minutes, please email me jrdnbwnATgmail.com... thanks! JordanBowen (talk) 13:33, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Sorry not to have gotten back to you. I am curious why I was selected for your survey, as I am not exactly the most active editor for the past six months or more. Thanks. Jusdafax 05:31, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Task force WP:RFA2011 update[edit]

Hi. As of 20 June: More stats have been added on candidates and !voter participation. Details have been added about qualifications required on other Wikis for candidates and RfA !voters. Some items such as clerking, !voters, and candidates are nearing proposal stage. A quick page`link template has been added to each page of the project. Please visit those links to get up to speed with recent developments, and chime in with your comments. Thanks for your participation.

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of RfA reform 2011 at 08:28, 20 June 2011 (UTC).

you erased an entire thread[edit]

at the ArbCom talk page.  – Ling.Nut 02:00, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

  • My apologies. Had an edit conflict and edited the wrong box... it seems. Can I undo or what would you suggest? Jusdafax 02:02, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
    • Undone. :) Nolelover Talk·Contribs 02:03, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
      • Many thanks. Usually I'm much more careful, especially when the matter is of such crucial importance, though I try to take care at all times. Again, my apologies and gratitude for the speedy repair job. Jusdafax 02:06, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
        • No prob. It didn't look intentional, and I figured it would be easiest to just undo, rather then wait for you (or someone else). Nolelover Talk·Contribs 02:09, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Your input is requested[edit]

Greetings!

As a member of the RfA improvement task force, your input is requested at the possible proposals page, which consists of ideas that have not yet been discussed or developed.

Please look though the ideas and leave a comment on the talk page on the proposal(s) you would most like to see go forward. Your feedback will help decide which proposals to put to the community. And, as always, feel free to add new suggestions. Thanks!

Swarm, coordinator, RfA reform 2011

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of RfA reform 2011 at 07:56, 28 June 2011 (UTC).

Question re: declined speedy for Vivek vk jain[edit]

Hi there, Causa Sui. I see you declined my speedy delete request for Vivek vk jain and 'PROD'ded the article for the much lengthier process.

Given that the article creator has the same name, this is a pretty clear case of WP:COI, as I see it. I spent some time in various search engines looking this guy up, and the claims of notability did not check out: all I found were his own blog posts. My question is, is the mere self-assertion of notability (by a self-creator, in this case) a reason not to add the speedy template, under Wikipedia guidelines, or is there 'grey area' around this? If the former is policy, does this not add to the burden at Afd? I also found it of interest that the creator had self-removed the speedy template and failed to respond in any way on the article talk page or his own. Thanks for helping me to understand this issue, Jusdafax 07:22, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Hey, thanks for the message. My understanding of CSD A7 is that it only applies to articles that do not even assert significance, regardless of the quality of the citations. Of course, these standards are constantly evolving in practice, and after about a year hiatus I may not be completely up to date on the cutting edge interpretation. But from spending some time handling speedy deletion candidates, I can tell you this: A7 is in practice being interpreted quite broadly, and it's possible that another administrator would have speedied the article for A7 had she been the one to review it. My feeling is that administrators are sneaking a few "around back" here and there because they're articles that nobody would want to have included and the deleting is unlikely to be challenged. Maybe that explains why you are surprised that I declined it. For whatever reason, I choose not to do that. If you feel that there is outstanding precedent on this or that my interpretation of A7 as it currently stands is too narrow, please let me know that you think that, and why. Otherwise, it may be a good idea to bring this up on WT:CSD. Regards, causa sui (talk) 16:19, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

WP:FILM June 2011 Newsletter[edit]

The June 2011 issue of the WikiProject Film newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. We are also seeking new members to assist in writing the newsletter, if interested please leave a note on the Outreach department's talk page. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 04:41, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

WP:RFA2011: RfA on other Wikipedias[edit]

A detailed table and notes have now been created and posted. It compares how RfA is carried out on major Wikipedias (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish). If you feel that other important language Wikipedias should be added, please let us know. This may however depend on our/your language skills!

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of RfA reform 2011 at 22:49, 3 July 2011 (UTC).

Response to your comment on Raul's talk page[edit]

Jusdafax, it wasn't an empty threat. I don't mind when someone disagrees with me, but when someone calls me a liar, I remember it. Please feel free to put my user talk page on your watchlist, and I've noted that you have called me a bully for taking exception to being called a liar. I will also post this response to your talkpage to make sure you receive it. Cla68 (talk) 07:33, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

  • The 24 hours is long past, and you have not acted, so your actions, which you admit are a threat, appear to me to be empty. Feel free to "note" any comment of mine that you want (which smacks of your attempt to foment a 'Cirt's enablers' list at his recent Rfc/U), and your wording and posting on my personal page ("to make sure I receive it") are noted in turn. My question is, if you object to your self-described threatening actions being called those of a bully, what else would you call them? Collegial? I'll take any reply from you on Raul's page, and hereby request that you stay off my page permanently, as I find your manner and tactics offputting at best. Jusdafax 08:02, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
  • I haven't called anyone names, but you have, and you're saying that I'm the bully? In spite of this, you, and anyone else are always welcome to post on my talk page. Cla68 (talk) 23:40, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

Critical response to the Harry Potter films is in danger.[edit]

Do you think you can fix this article so it's a little different than what the individual film articles says. Also see it's talk page to understand why. Jhenderson 777 21:51, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Rfc on WTC 7 info deletion at 9/11 conspiracy theories[edit]

I've opened an Rfc on the article talk page per your suggestion here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Ghostofnemo#Continued_deep_concerns_regarding_attacks_on_you Ghostofnemo (talk) 02:10, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Here's a link to the Rfc: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:9/11_conspiracy_theories#Rfc_on_deleted_WTC_7_information Ghostofnemo (talk) 02:11, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:9/11 conspiracy theories[edit]

Responding to RFCs

Remember that RFCs are part of Dispute Resolution and at times may take place in a heated environment. Please take a look at the relevant RFC page before responding and be sure that you are willing and able to enter that environment and contribute to making the discussion a calm and productive one focussed on the content issue at hand. See also Wikipedia:Requests for comment#Suggestions for responding.

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:9/11 conspiracy theories. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! However, please note that your input will carry no greater weight than anyone else's: remember that an RFC aims to reach a reasoned consensus position, and is not a vote. In support of that, your contribution should focus on thoughtful evaluation of the issues and available evidence, and provide further relevant evidence if possible.

You have received this notice because your name is on Wikipedia:Feedback request service. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from that page. RFC bot (talk) 02:33, 19 July 2011 (UTC)


WP:FILM July 2011 Newsletter[edit]

The July 2011 issue of the WikiProject Film newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. We are also seeking new members to assist in writing the newsletter, if interested please leave a note on the Outreach department's talk page. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 03:55, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

blocking[edit]

Hi, IP 210.213.240.198 has been had final warnings for vandalism which have been breached this evening. You gave him earlier warnings for vandalism a few months ago. I wonder if you could investigate. He seems intent on John Turturro. Thanks. Span (talk) 22:52, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Que pasa?[edit]

Jusdafax, how are you? You've not been here in a while--I hope you found something useful to do with your time. All the best, Drmies (talk) 18:27, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

I'm good, thanks. Personal considerations led to a decision to take a summer wiki-break, but as of today I've made a few edits and expect to ease back into matters again. Thanks for your interest! Jusdafax 00:48, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

RfA Reform update[edit]

Hi. It's been a little while since the last message on RfA reform, and there's been a fair amount of slow but steady progress. However, there is currently a flurry of activity due to some conversations on Jimbo's talk page.

I think we're very close to putting an idea or two forward before the community and there are at least two newer ones in the pipeline. So if you have a moment:

Thanks for reading and for any comments that you've now made.

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of RfA reform 2011 at 21:40, 6 September 2011 (UTC).

ITN Notice (self template)[edit]

Jusdafax 00:09, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

News and progress from RfA reform 2011[edit]

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of RfA reform 2011 at 15:57, 25 September 2011 (UTC).

WP:FILM September 2011 Newsletter[edit]

The September 2011 issue of the Films WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. —Erik (talk | contribs) 16:41, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

New Page Patrol survey[edit]

NPPbarnstar.jpg

New page patrol – Survey Invitation


Hello Jusdafax! The WMF is currently developing new tools to make new page patrolling much easier. Whether you have patrolled many pages or only a few, we now need to know about your experience. The survey takes only 6 minutes, and the information you provide will not be shared with third parties other than to assist us in analyzing the results of the survey; the WMF will not use the information to identify you.

  • If this invitation also appears on other accounts you may have, please complete the survey once only.
  • If this has been sent to you in error and you have never patrolled new pages, please ignore it.

Please click HERE to take part.
Many thanks in advance for providing this essential feedback.


You are receiving this invitation because you have patrolled new pages. For more information, please see NPP Survey


WP:FILM October 2011 Newsletter[edit]

The October 2011 issue of the Films WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. —Erik (talk | contribs) 15:05, 31 October 2011 (UTC)


Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Fæ[edit]

A request for comments has been opened on administrator User:Fæ. You are being notified due to your prior participation in ANI, RfA, or RfC discussions regarding this user. Thank you, MadmanBot (talk) 19:59, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

Nuvola apps edu languages.svg
Hello, Jusdafax. You have new messages at Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism.
Message added 22:22, 7 February 2012 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

--I dream of horses If you reply here, please leave me a {{Talkback}} message on my talk page. @ 22:23, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Exopolitics[edit]

I agree with your post of Dec 5, 2010, where you advocated that Exopolitics should have it's own page, and not point to the work and viewpoint of only Michael Salla. This is not a slight against Michael who I know quite well and consider a friend. Michael might have been one of the origional founders of the exopolitics movement, along with Alfred Webre... but others such as Stephen Bassett and Paola Harris jumped into the mix very shortly after. It is now a world wide movement with 25+ nations having Exopolitics webpages. There is not one school of thought for how Exopolitics should move forward. It is more like a growing political ideaology, ie: like a new party along the lines of democratic social liberalism with UFO reality as a fundamental given. It is also very much about saving our planet. This is a subject matter that is not about one person. Mikejbird (talk) 16:31, 15 February 2012 (UTC)


I'm not vandalising Wikipedia[edit]

I just came to Wikipedia, and before I logged in, I got a message to my IP address warning me to stop vandalising WP.

I have not the slightest idea what's going on, because none of the edits in question are anything to do with me. In fact in the six years I've been here, I have never done anything that could remotely be called vandalism. Most of what I do, in fact, is of the wikignome variety.

So I'm puzzled, especially since I'm not particularly technologically savvy.

Can you enlighten me, by any chance? I'll watch here in case you can give me an answer.

Thanks! Awien (talk) 22:46, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

  • I'm puzzled too. Might be someone is pranking you. Did the message say what article was vandalized, and say who sent it? In any case I'm also puzzled how it is you are asking me about this matter, as I am not an admin and am semi-inactive of late. Regardless, best wishes! Jusdafax 05:35, 4 April 2012 (UTC)
I'm asking you because you (apparently?) gave 173.212.85.30 their most recent "cut it out or get blocked" warning, even though it was a couple of years ago. Since IP numbers change, could I have inherited one that was / is being used by this vandal? In any case, it occurs to me that I might also check into that question with the company. Thanks for your response. Awien (talk) 12:34, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Dispute resolution survey[edit]

Peace dove.svg

Dispute Resolution – Survey Invite


Hello Jusdafax. I am currently conducting a study on the dispute resolution processes on the English Wikipedia, in the hope that the results will help improve these processes in the future. Whether you have used dispute resolution a little or a lot, now we need to know about your experience. The survey takes around five minutes, and the information you provide will not be shared with third parties other than to assist in analyzing the results of the survey. No personally identifiable information will be released.

Please click HERE to participate.
Many thanks in advance for your comments and thoughts.


You are receiving this invitation because you have had some activity in dispute resolution over the past year. For more information, please see the associated research page. Steven Zhang DR goes to Wikimania! 02:32, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thank you for your support at my RfA - and for your congratulations. I will do my best to live up to people's confidence in me. Yngvadottir (talk) 18:18, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

ITNC[edit]

can you mark the summit of the americans and the guinea-bssau coup as "ready"?Lihaas (talk) 09:49, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

  • It's tempting but I don't think we have consensus yet. Jusdafax 10:40, 14 April 2012 (UTC)


Cap-Haïtien[edit]

I'm confused. you said I vandilised Cap-Haïtien. I did not, and visted that page for the first time, today, when I was told I had a new message from you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.40.224.37 (talk) 04:58, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

  • It appears we are talking about something that happened two years ago. Could be I was wrong.... I do note others warned you about the article besides myself, resulting in a block which has since expired. Bottom line: I'm confused too, but since so much time has gone by the point is probably moot. My best wishes, Jusdafax 06:49, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:The Beatles[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:The Beatles. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 21:24, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

Sgt. Pepper straw poll[edit]

There is currently a straw poll taking place here. Your input would be appreciated. ~ GabeMc (talk|contribs) 00:59, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

"The/the" request for formal mediation[edit]

FYI, I have requested formal mediation here to decide the "The/the" issue, hopefully once and for all. Feel free to add your name there if you so wish. ~ GabeMc (talk|contribs) 00:16, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Civility Barnstar Hires.png the Civility Barnstar
For defending civility even when it is not the popular choice. ~ GabeMc (talk|contribs) 07:21, 21 July 2012 (UTC)
  • My humble thanks, I truly appreciate the sentiment. I couldn't help but notice Jimbo's comments on your talk page regarding an unrelated matter. I think he brilliantly points out how this project of ours must proceed, with all of us observing The Golden Rule. Again, with gratitude, Jusdafax 07:28, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

New LBH Edits[edit]

Hello Jusdafax - I've noticed that you have shown interest in creating an accurate and well-written article on Battle of the Little Bighorn from a significant number of thoughtful edits. I'm dropping by now to ask if you'd take a look at a really long addition to the article here Battle_of_the_Little_Bighorn#Survivors. I have some serious concerns about the presence of this addition to an already very long article that still needs very substantial editing and sourcing. I am not canvassing, and I could easily rv or rewrite on the bases of length, relevance, writing, and suspect sourcing (History Channel?). It is a good faith edit, as was the earlier "Role of Non-Combatants that I cut down by 75% to what seemed to be strictly relevant to the article. But I think some other eyes need to look it over - I'm also posting this on User:Parkwells's page. Any help would be appreciated. regards, Sensei48 (talk) 04:45, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

  • I just decided to be bold and reverted it, after noticing that this editor has been with us two days and was rejected at WP:Afc. Thanks for your message and kindly expressed regard; I share your concerns. I have notified the editor and also posted a message on the article talk page, where I invite comments. If I may be frank, while I have taken steps not to discourage what appears to be a promising new editor, I am surprised by the level of skill this editor displays after two days of editing. Jusdafax 07:22, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, JDF - knew I could count on you, and I completely agree with your welcoming message to the new user. I'll move on over to LBH Talk for specific comments. regards, Sensei48 (talk) 07:31, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

That RFC[edit]

Hi JusdaFax, reading through YRC's RFC you seem to be the only person explicitly accusing him of anti-semitism. Now that maybe that I've missed a particular bit of the evidence, in which case I'd be obliged if you could add a diff to your statement. Or it may be that you are jumping to conclusions re the JDL and/or British Politician edits. I can see how one could interpret a couple of his edits that way, but they could equally be sourced from the POV of a very Orthodox strict religious definition of Jewishness. In any event may I suggest that you double check whatever brought you to that view and either support it with a dif or strike it. Ta ϢereSpielChequers 15:32, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

  • Hi WSC. Thanks very much for pointing this out. This ANI thread [6] illustrates some disturbing quotes from YRC aka Off2riorob, and illustrates what I see as a long-term issue with Jewish people that a number of editors also agree is of concern. The thread was archived, but I see that several of Rob's defenders in the thread have since expressed that they have had enough of him at the Rfc. I find it difficult to rummage through Rob's edits since I find his style offensive, and hope you agree that this thread contains enough of Rob's quotes and diffs to illustrate my own concerns. Having made my point, I don't intend to mention it again at the Rfc. I'll add the above link to my comment in the Rfc as a support, yet this is just a small part of this editor's package of issues that have lead to his 19 blocks to date. Thanks again. Jusdafax 20:10, 6 August 2012 (UTC)
    • Hi Jusdafax, I'm not disputing 90% of what I've read about him in that RFC. But anti-semitism is a serious charge and one that infuriates people if it is incorrectly used. When I posted on your page earlier I suspected that rather than being Anti-Semitic he might be either a religious fundamentalist or ultra-zionist who rejected some secular Jews as not Jewish because of things like marrying out. Now I'm less sure how to describe his POV. But I can understand why some people who are carefully not calling him Anti-Semitic don't want him editing articles on Jewish people. ϢereSpielChequers 23:06, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

As far as I can see a fast trip to Arbcom is called for at this stage, not another block or another mentorship. Let's let the big boys decide. But I cheerfully admit to fearing to go through the Arbcom process as a filer or involved party. From what I can see of the process on the filing page, you have to write up an up to 500 word request with diffs which is just the start of the required typing.[7]. An interesting page I had never contemplated before, and one I find isn't conducive to a generalized complaint about an editor; seems it has to be between two or more editors with proof you tried to mediate the dispute elsewhere etc., and for the most part I have avoided YRC for the past 3 years. So that leaves me rooting for a braver soul than I (or just one with more time and patience than I usually have) to take this upstairs. That would be those who certified this Rfc, so efforts are being made to trash or otherwise neutralize them. What an ugly mess it is, to be sure. Jusdafax 07:57, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

for the vote of confidence. I wasn't sure if anyone would think it was half as strong as it was wordy. And I could be wrong . . . after years of studying the ways of the wiki, I still gauge things inaccurately more often than I'd like. Rivertorch (talk) 10:08, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

  • You and me both... I was leaning away from Arbcom after your well-worded statement, when it wound up there anyway, and perhaps this is just as well. I just hope "that what should be, shall be," to quote Tolkien's Galadriel. Good fortunes to you! Jusdafax 05:25, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Re: Youreallycan[edit]

Your arbcom statement about Youreallycan was very good. I'm curious if you have noticed the same thing I have over the years. Sometimes I get the sense that I'm talking to two different people using one account. Have you ever had that impression? Viriditas (talk) 03:32, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

  • Thanks for your kind words. I must admit to choosing my phrasing to Arbcom with considerable care. I and others have noted a Good Rob/Bad Rob effect, but I hasten to add I do not believe it to be attributable to either a mental condition or two actual different people. I just think he is a lot moodier than most people. And after three years of drama, I think the community at large has had enough. Jusdafax 05:06, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the reply. Personally, I'm not convinced. Nobody spells "etiquette" as "etiket".[8] These kind of typos appear a bit too forced, too deliberate. Half the time his spelling is perfect, and the other half of the time, it's like he's typing in a straitjacket. It's one thing to have atrocious spelling. We've seen that with several users, such as User:Slatersteven. When you look at his typos, they don't seem deliberate but entirely random. I still think there is something strange going on with this YRC account, as if two different people are using it. Viriditas (talk) 06:29, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
      • Now that you mention it, I have noticed that aspect. My problem is, I get such a bad feeling from "Rob" that I have spent most of the last 3 years avoiding him. This does merit some thought, however. The other thing I seem to have noticed is his politics, which seem to me to have a severe slant, which I find interesting in a self-proclaimed "POV warrior." Jusdafax 12:44, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to recognize particularly fine contributions to Wikipedia Kirananils (talk) 20:18, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Thank you! I appreciate the positive feedback, and salute you in turn; good fortunes to you always! Jusdafax 19:15, 21 August 2012 (UTC)


The Olive Branch: A Dispute Resolution Newsletter (Issue #1)[edit]

Welcome to the first edition of The Olive Branch. This will be a place to semi-regularly update editors active in dispute resolution (DR) about some of the most important issues, advances, and challenges in the area. You were delivered this update because you are active in DR, but if you would prefer not to receive any future mailing, just add your name to this page.

Steven Zhang's Fellowship Slideshow

In this issue:

  • Background: A brief overview of the DR ecosystem.
  • Research: The most recent DR data
  • Survey results: Highlights from Steven Zhang's April 2012 survey
  • Activity analysis: Where DR happened, broken down by the top DR forums
  • DR Noticeboard comparison: How the newest DR forum has progressed between May and August
  • Discussion update: Checking up on the Wikiquette Assistance close debate
  • Proposal: It's time to close the Geopolitical, ethnic, and religious conflicts noticeboard. Agree or disagree?
Read the entire first edition of The Olive Branch -->

--The Olive Branch 19:11, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

your signature[edit]

Interesting to see you have "chosen" to change the color of your signature: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia_talk:In_the_news&curid=485213&diff=511255697&oldid=511219722 μηδείς (talk) 18:33, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

Yeah what was that all about? That's a new one, at least!

LBH Major Problems[edit]

Hi JDF - I know you're as concerned as I about accuracy on the GAC & LBH articles, and we have a problem on LBH. There's a new editor interpolating questionable edits. One on shell casings is OK probably but is sourced from Battlefield Detectives, a junky History Channel show full of speculation and inference. But the big problem is this edit [[9]] which avers that someone named Pennewell survived the last stand. I'm going to RV it politely now, but the source looks legit and I think this may prove to be a problem. regards, Sensei48 (talk) 09:27, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Agree. TV shows present a particular challenge to sourcing LBH related Wiki-articles. I'll look into this further but I share your concerns and I support your revert. Jusdafax 16:21, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for reminding me. ♠♥♣Shaun9876♠♥♣ Talk Email 00:40, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

  • You're welcome! Jusdafax 00:42, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

No apologies needed! I've seen some of the stuff at ITN before. I think people personalise their opposes too much. I took the opportunity to comment on the talk page. Cheers again. Leaky Caldron 19:12, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

Nuvola apps edu languages.svg
Hello, Jusdafax. You have new messages at Feezo's talk page.
Message added 09:07, 20 September 2012 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Mr. Stradivarius (have a chat) 09:07, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Requests for mediation/The Beatles[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Wikipedia talk:Requests for mediation/The Beatles. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 06:16, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Censorship in Islamic societies[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Censorship in Islamic societies. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 19:15, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Happy 5th anniversary Jusdafax! ~ GabeMc (talk|contribs) 01:35, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Many thanks Gabe! Man, those years went by like nothing. Jusdafax 02:18, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

quick check.[edit]

Hi Jusdafax, I believe you have recently editted while logged out. If it is you, can you please update the edit with your signature, and I will oversight the IP address. Also, I would have preferred to email you about this, it may be worth turning on your email. WormTT(talk) 08:56, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

  • Quite right, and I will do, though the email will take a few days. I should never edit after a very long day at work, I suppose. Thanks! Jusdafax 14:43, 11 October 2012 (UTC)
    All sorted for you. WormTT(talk) 14:51, 11 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, and also many thanks for your progressive outlook at the page in question. I have added an additional comment there, virtually a plea, for a wider discussion amongst the participants. Jusdafax 15:10, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

HiLo48[edit]

While working on an RfC/U about User:HiLo48, I noticed that you commented here[10] that you wished to be a participant. The draft RfC/U is here: User:Skyring/RFCU_evidence if you would still like to participate. --Surturz (talk) 03:27, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

I'm not surprised by this notice, and will look in at the Rfc/U. Thanks for the heads-up. Jusdafax 04:03, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
I don't think the latter part of this opinion is justified, or constructive. It comes across as a clever snipe, exactly the kind of thing you accuse HiLo (with some justification) of doing. If you're holding out for a Wikipedia full of AGF and mutual goodwill (an endpoint I'd love to see myself) you might like to reconsider whether this comes across as too snarky by half. Kim Dent-Brown (Talk) 21:37, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
I have taken the liberty of disagreeing with your view on the page in question. My best to you and if you observe the day, Happy Thanksgiving! Jusdafax 21:42, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Jusdafax I am getting gradually more disillusioned with Wikipedia and our inability to enforce rules even after they are repeatedly flouted. I'm not sure what is happening here. Perhaps users who are not affected by disruption can just out-vote the ones who are without any concern for the wider consequences to the project? There are also users which are far cleverer, subtle and more disruptive than HiLo who are looking in here. They appear to conform to the letter if not the spirit of the rules and must feel invulnerable. It worries me if we can't moderate HiLo what chance have we with these other people? This is all the more bizarre due to some administrators taking an aggressive attitude to some editors and not others. We need to ensure that editors are treated equally across the board. I really don't think there are safeguards to ensure this is happening. --Andromedean (talk) 09:23, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

Request comment[edit]

Your input would be appreciated here. GabeMc (talk|contribs) 03:40, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

ITN/C IP 86.40.106.60[edit]

Hi,

I would appreciate your feedback regarding this IP user. The user has made numerous disruptive comments at the Sir Patrick Moore nomination of ITN/C. I've been caught in the trap and reacted, so I can't really start an RFC or other process. Maybe I should just ignore the user. Anyway, I'm reaching out to you because of your involvement in the ongoing HiLo48 saga.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:In_the_news/Candidates#.5BPosted_to_ticker.5D_Death_of_Sir_Patrick_Moore

Thanks,

--IP98 (talk) 19:31, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Non-admin closure[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Wikipedia talk:Non-admin closure. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 12:16, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Discussion about Newyorkbrad's closure of Beatles RfC[edit]

Hello. This is to let you know that there is currently a discussion at User talk:Mr. Stradivarius#RfC closure questions about Newyorkbrad's closure of the RfC about whether to use upper-case "The" or lowercase "the" in mid-sentence in articles about (t/T)he Beatles. You are receiving this message because you were involved in the mediation case that led up to the RfC. Some editors have expressed dissatisfaction with the caveat in Newyorkbrad's close that "[t]he suggestion that editors should try to structure sentences to avoid unnecessary mid-sentence use of "the Beatles" remains a valid one", and the discussion is focused on how that caveat is affecting the editing decisions in Beatles-related articles. There is also the opportunity to discuss other aspects of the close should the need arise. Please see the points at the top of the discussion thread and leave a comment if you think it is appropriate. Best regards — Mr. Stradivarius (have a chat) 13:43, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Franklomax[edit]

Just a quick FYI to clarify something. I saw in your post at user_talk:Franklomax, you had mentioned "Since this is your first block ..."; I just wanted to mention that if you check Special:Log/block, it will show this is actually the user's third block. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 16:50, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

  • Thanks. Silly me, I should have checked. I don't think I would have been as kind had I known this guy isn't learning anything. Jusdafax 20:44, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

The Winter Walk at Anglesey Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 862583.jpg Best wishes for the New Year!
Wishing you and yours a joyous, healthful, and productive 2013!

Please accept a belated thank you for the well wishes upon my retirement as FAC delegate this year, and apologies for the false alarm of my first—and hopefully last—retirement; the well wishes extended me were most kind, but I decided to return, re-committed, when another blocked sock was revealed as one of the factors aggravating the FA pages this year.

Maintaining standards in featured content requires vigilance, dedication and knowledge of people like you, who are needed; reviews are always welcome at FAC, FAR and TFA requests. Somehow, somehow we never ever seem to do nothin' completely nice and easy, but here's hoping that 2013 will see a peaceful road ahead and a return to the quality and comaraderie that defines the FA process, with the help of many dedicated Wikipedians!

SandyGeorgia (Talk) 21:24, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

ITN Credit[edit]

--Jayron32 05:47, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Many thanks! It's been a while since I got one of these. This credit was earned the hard way, as to get the ITN item up, there had to be an article created. Thank goodness a lot of help came along! Now, if this hostage crisis can just be resolved peacefully... Jusdafax 07:55, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for January 24[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Undershaw, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Jeremy Hunt (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) 11:17, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Your post to Wikipedia talk:Requests for comment/Epeefleche[edit]

Your suggestion that I admit to "agressive Wikistalking" is flat out wrong, and ad hominem. My actual comment was: "I completely reject that it is my responsibility to wikistalk Epeefleche around the encyclopedia and source content that he is too lazy to source himself" (emph. added), as I have repeatedly maintained. I've removed your commentary, leaving just your endorsement. ˜danjel [ talk | contribs ] 08:50, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Your AIV report[edit]

Hi, Jusdafax. I've watchlisted List of most viewed YouTube videos. If the IP continues to disrupt there I will act. Your report was valid but I saw it 3 hours after the fact so action now would not be preventitive. If you see further shenanigans and I don't seem to be around, take your report to the venue you think most appropriate. See ya Tiderolls 04:57, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

I suspect you're right[edit]

I suspect you're right in what you said here. While I don't agree with the outcome, TParis did a very good job.

There are really so many admin truths to be gleaned from the whole fiasco.

WP:ANIISLOUSY in many ways. Most of the folks commenting at the ANI discussion had no concept of the preventative nature of that particular indef block and the condition logged with it. The consensus there, however whacked it was, was in line with TParis' actions. If there was any doubt, the WP:DOUBLESTANDARD is alive and well.

I suspect you're right that that editor's disruption is not over, especially judging by the pontificating that has been going on on that editor's talk page. We also learned new things about some of the more extreme commentators there. Apparently it's OK to dehumanize folks someone may disagree with because, of course if they weren't fools, they'd have agreed with that person in the first place. Some of the worst behavior I've observed on wiki is evidenced in this episode.

My thoughts are add gun-related politics to the list of shit to stay away from if you want to avoid messy fiascoes. Both sides of the issue (assuming there are only 2) bring out some of the most visceral reactions with little to back up the emotions.

Just my $0.02. Thanks for listening. Toddst1 (talk) 00:17, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

  • My pleasure, and thanks for taking the original stand. The ANI thread that got HiLo topic banned, which I posted along with that comment, is a fine example of ANI actually working. Recently I have seen additional evidence of that, so I am much more encouraged than I once was regarding combative problem editors. The terrible irony of all this is that I actually agree with some of the positions taken by HiLo, but vehemently disagree with his extremely harsh polemics. In an era where the WMF is expressing increasing concerns about the editing climate being overly confrontational for women and those not schooled in conflict, I believe the community must act quickly and decisively to make it clear to a relative handful of bad apples that their inflammatory rhetoric will no longer be tolerated, regardless of their contributions. By the way, thanks again for that barnstar you gave me a couple years ago; I value it highly! Jusdafax 00:32, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

ITN for Shokri Belaid[edit]

Good job. Mohamed CJ (talk) 08:52, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

  • Many thanks, and best wishes to you! Jusdafax 09:01, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

AFD[edit]

Sup! You know you AFD'd this right? Your AFD says "prod", specifically as an alternate to AFD. I think you might have meant it the other way around. No biggie, just thought you might want the chance to clarify before people jump in with comments. Cheers, Stalwart111 08:46, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

It appears I have gotten the directions mixed up, as I don't do this frequently enough to remember it. It already has one !vote for delete. By the way, I notified what seems to be the subject of the article on his talk page; all this started when I noticed the article's tags were removed by him. Thanks for the heads up. UPDATE: I fixed the Afd statement so it corresponds with reality. Thanks again Jusdafax 08:52, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
All good mate - looks like everything was done right either way. Have a good one! Stalwart111 09:01, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Arikkadamukku[edit]

Hi Jusdafax. The article is still pretty poor stub, but I think it's better than nothing. I remember your username from before, it's good to see you are still around :) --Vejvančický (talk / contribs) 09:06, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

  • Thanks! I seem to have had several stages as a Wikipedian. Others come and go, and here I sit, clicking away on my keyboard. Good fortunes to you and yours! Jusdafax 08:06, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

ITN for February 2013 Quetta bombing[edit]

--SpencerT♦C 23:28, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

  • I appreciate the ITN notice, so thanks Spencer! Jusdafax 23:55, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Video games[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Video games. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 09:16, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Chris Claremont[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Chris Claremont. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 22:16, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Proposed closing of Morriswa RFC[edit]

Hi, Jusdafax. As a person who has commented in the above RFC, your input on a possible closure of the RFC at Wikipedia talk:Requests for comment/Morriswa#Proposal to close would be appreciated. Thank you. --Rschen7754 05:11, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Jurassic Park (film)[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Jurassic Park (film). Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 11:15, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Arbcom case[edit]

Hi. I was looking into materials related to the current arbcom case involving Malke 2010 when I noticed your name come up. Back in 2009, Malke was very angry at you after some kind of altercation on the Karl Rove article and she was eventually blocked for edit warring. Right after this happened she said you should be "banned for life" but I'm not really understanding her reasoning other than the fact that she was acting like a clueless newbie. Can you give me some insight on her behavior (conduct) on the article when she interacted with you and tell me if there is any relationship to the Tea Party movement set of articles she is currently working on? Thanks. Viriditas (talk) 23:40, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Note, this incident was first discussed here. Viriditas (talk) 00:54, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
Hi Viriditas. I have been on a short wiki-break, but have just returned. Frankly, reading your link leaves me in a state of considerable incredulity. I will comment further as soon as possible. Thanks, Jusdafax 07:56, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

After careful examination of the link you provide to ANI in September, 2009, it appears I was never informed of my name being discussed in such terms, so finding out what Malke2010 was up to in that era is a bit of a shock. I have reviewed my own talk archives as well as the Karl Rove talk page, but as I say, I never, to my knowledge, was alerted to the kind of abusive tricks Malke2010 was blocked for, in this particular case by Moonriddengirl, who later, if I remember correctly, unsuccessfully mentored Malke2010. The period in question involved Malke2010's edits to the Karl Rove article. I felt very strongly in the months of August and September, 2009 that an attempt was being made by Malke2010 to "scrub" the article of well-referenced material that a partisan "fan" of Rove might not be comfortable with.

Eventually I was so disgusted with the way Malke2010 was editing that I found it easier to just walk away from the article rather than continue on dealing with someone I had a very bad feeling about. As your link clearly shows, my instinct was 100% correct. Malke2010's subsequent Wikipedia editing career, with numerous blocks despite relatively little activity, speaks for itself.

What drew me to comment at ANI was the similarity of Malke2010's approach to editing the Tea Party Movement article, which I have never edited and had never even read. I noticed the issue when it came up on ANI, ironically, and felt impelled to comment when two editors I have no history with, North8000 and Goethean, interacted harshly: North2000 wanted to censure Goethean's objections to Malke2010's attempt to do the very same thing there that they had at Karl Rove: create a new sub page and scrub out material that reflected poorly on the subject. To quote myself in the recent expanded ANI thread:

  • Malke2010 has indeed previously "created a new article on the same topic, but excluded all of the negative material" before this: at the sub page created at this link for Karl Rove where they took the most controversial material from Rove's career, then scrubbed out reliably sourced material or added in slanted material like the Moyers material. Virtually every edit there (look at the edit record) is designed to put a positive "spin" on Rove's years in the Bush White House. Additionally, the new [Rove] sub-article is another "click" away from the reading public, and the controversies sanitized with a summary. So Goethean's objections to Malke's similar proposal for the Tea Party article are in fact quite apt, and North8000 is in fact out of line defending this transparent attempt at obstructionism. [End self-quote]

So there you have it. I also posted the above on the TPM Talk page but it was removed. I am likely to weigh in at the ArbCom case as it proceeds. If you have any further questions I will be happy to reply. Jusdafax 05:23, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for your detailed reply. I have started a preliminary evidence page at User:Viriditas/Arbcom if you would like to work on it. If not, please let me know if you have any diffs of recent evidence I could add to it. My own experience with Malke2010 both in the past and present is similar to your own. She comes off as very nice and agreeable, but does not listen to the positions of other people, and often times seems to be advancing her own personal agenda rather than adhering to the policies and guidelines of Wikipedia. My sense is that she's really not here to build to an encyclopedia but to represent her "clients". Viriditas (talk) 01:49, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Tea Party movement arbitration case opened[edit]

An arbitration case in which you commented has been opened, and is located at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Tea Party movement. Evidence that you wish the Arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence sub-page, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Tea Party movement/Evidence. Please add your evidence by March 20, 2013, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can contribute to the case workshop sub-page, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Tea Party movement/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. For the Arbitration Committee, Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 23:45, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Cheers[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Cheers. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 23:38, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

..for fixing the indent issue causing the numbers to drop back starting at 1.--Amadscientist (talk) 05:43, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

  • Most welcome. I realized at once what happened. You would think after 176 Rfa !votes (I just used the Rfa counter tool... amazing!) that I'd remember what to do, but it seems I don't comment much at these events. Jusdafax 05:52, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Reply to your friendly update[edit]

Thanks for the update. :) I'm doin alright, gettin over a head cold. — Cirt (talk) 22:47, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

  • Good to hear! Me too, actually, and the end of the sniffling is in sight. Jusdafax 00:16, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Vital articles list[edit]

Jusdafax, are you going to continue to participate in the talk page discussion? I actively encourage you to do so; the discussion really needs more editors who have greater perspective and are well-read in multiple subject areas. I also support your suggestion of structuring the discussion as a rolling article-by-article RfC, with appropriate notices posted throughout Wikipedia. In addition to more voices, the discussion desperately needs more structure. Regards, Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 23:44, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

  • I am honored by your good opinion. We do seem to see eye-to-eye on many of these big-ticket calls. I have cleared out my next 30 hours or so for Wikipedia, and the VA is on my short list of items I consider, uh, vital. Thanks again, see you there soon. Jusdafax 00:03, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
  • If you have time, you may want to voice your opinion under the section titled "So what now?" Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 22:30, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Malayalam cinema[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Malayalam cinema. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 12:15, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

"My advice: drop the mass deletion proposals, period"[edit]

If we do that, how are we ever going to get this list back down to 10,000 articles with any kind of speed? Also, any chance you could tell Gabe to stop saying I lack knowledge and stop changing his votes because he didn't like what I said somewhere else? pbp 04:21, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

It appears to me that the discussion has degenerated to the point where other, more authoritative voices than mine will be needed here. I truly hope you can both cool it, as I believe you are both dedicated to Wikipedia's best interests. As for me, I will back away from this mess and hope for the best. Jusdafax 04:31, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
That would be regrettable, JDF. As we have discussed previously, the VA project needs a larger number and a greater variety of voices to make this a more valid exercise. If you're giving up, I may be inclined to do the same, because I have no interest in being caught in the crossfire of two or three bitterly opposed editors who can't or won't agree on sound process. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 05:31, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
Our talkpage posts crossed. Not giving up, just stepping away for a moment to gain perspective. Jusdafax 05:37, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
  • I don't get why you insist on equating me and Gabe. There's a difference, a BIG difference. Gabe continually claims that I know nothing or next to nothing about certain topics; I don't. Gabe personally attacks me in edit summaries and once called me a "Type-A control freak who can't get a girlfriend", I don't. Gabe arbitrarily changes positions based on how he feels about me, I don't. Oh, and there's the whole won't-shut-about-Harry-Potter business pbp 15:21, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Guys, Winston Churchill is purported to have said "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." I've worked productively on sports articles with PBP in the past, and recently I've come to respect Gabe's passion and contributions regarding the Vital Articles lists. Nevertheless, and at some risk to my working relationships with both of you, I must say that both of you are quickly approaching the threshold of Churchill's definition. It won't be as a result of anything I do, but the two of you are both at risk of being blocked or topic-banned for uncivil and disruptive editing behaviors. When the banhammer falls, it rarely distinguishes between who started it, and who was more responsible than whom. I know I'm not the first third-party to mention this problem to the two of you, so please do yourselves a favor and spend the next week doing your best to kill each other with civility and kindness. Otherwise some passing admin is likely to give you both a timeout. Seriously. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 23:49, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
  • I have come to respect DL1 a great deal in these discussions, and once again second him in every word. Take heed, please. Jusdafax 02:57, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Jusdafax, several positive events have occurred in the last few days:

1. I think it has become apparent that there is acceptance of the proposed moratorium. The start date remains to be determined. Personally, I think seven days prior to the start of the clean-up (April 8) should be sufficient.

2. There appears to be increasing acceptance that there will be no more unilateral BRD changes to the actual lists and sublists. I think an add, delete or swap decision should require at least five affirmative votes for action, with no close split votes.

3. I think there is also general acceptance of the evolving organization for individual topic discussions for add, deletes and swaps: discussion, !voting, minimum number of affirmative !votes, keep threads open until critical mass reached, for each topic in question.

4. PBP and others have archived all of the dead-end proposals and other threads (and most of the strum und drang) for the list of 10,000, making the talk page a more welcoming place to new participants. This still needs to be done for the list of 1,000.

5. Prior ongoing personalized exchanges seem to have been effectively tamped down by the concerned parties (the only way it was ever going to happen, short of blocks or topic bans).

I believe that the overall discussion is now far better positioned for likely productive outcomes. Your participation regarding individual topics is solicited, to the extent you feel comfortable participating. The discussions still need more and a greater variety of voices. Yours would help. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 02:36, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Motion to close RFC/U[edit]

You have previously commented on Wikipedia:Requests_for_comment/Niemti.

As an outside editor, I have moved that this RFC/U be closed. If you wish to comment on the Motion to close, please do so here. Fladrif (talk) 14:34, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Watchmen[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Watchmen. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 00:15, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

WP:VA/E[edit]

First off, when you say "Then there are the now-open agenda-pushers pursuing their anti-American or recentism slants", what or whom are you referring to? And in regards to this whole slow-down thing, if we were to take the break you want, most of the people would never come back. I've been following this and the Meta one for years; they don't get 15-20 people for any one time, and the times they get 5-10 are few and very far between. Which is why I'm making a lot of proposals right now (although it's worth noting that something like 95-97% of the list hasn't been touched by them). pbp 05:56, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Neitmi !vote AN[edit]

Question - was your !vote on the last section in the WP:AN discussion on Neitmi sanctions an "Oppose" to both an interaction ban and civility parole, or just civility parole? I'm trying to close as accurately as possible.

Thank you. Georgewilliamherbert (talk) 21:53, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

  • Hi GWH and thanks for your clarification note. My !vote was to oppose both in favor of Options 1, 2 and 3, as I had !voted above. The civility parole and interaction bans were attempts present alternatives to weaken sterner sanctions, which I feel are called for in this case. Jusdafax 01:32, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Infoboxes[edit]

It looks like you messed with the Classical Music wikiproject. This insular group of editors has stonewalled the infobox issue for years against many users' objections and has fought to control the debate through canvassing, cementing it within their own nonbinding policy, and generally bullying those who disagree with them. If you keep it up they may even try to ban you from discussing the issue, as they have tried with Pigsonthewing in the past. Good luck dealing with them! ThemFromSpace 17:03, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the warning, but I got a clue from just one look at the J.S. Bach Talk page, which is why I filed my first-ever ANI report. For a number of reasons in the "real world" I decided to take a lengthy Wikibreak shortly afterwards. The funny thing here is I don't really care that much about the infoboxes or the lack thereof, but the vicious bullying offends me deeply, and I will be looking into this group in the future, as someone who sees civility as a core value to be taken seriously, which is why I assume it is one of the Five Pillars. Hopefully I raised enough dust to put this problem on the map. Thanks again for your note, which further confirms my impression of this problematic group of editors. Jusdafax 08:40, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

ITN - Welcome back - Thanks, but...[edit]

Thanks for the welcome back. I wondered if anyone would notice.

Trouble is, I'm already bothered by the quality of discussion, just from that one post.

Immediately after I made my one an only post in eight months, we got another that said "Support International news. I prefer the blurb rather than the altblurb." And immediately after that, the item was posted, with the blurb rather than the altblurb.

Now, that post I've quoted is precisely the kind of post that annoys me a lot. It's purely a vote. An "I like it" post. No reason was given to support the poster's opinion. Just an opinion. And given the sequence of comments before posting, it seemed to have a significant impact. So a vote, which we're not supposed to do here, rather than a reasoned piece of discussion, swung the day.

Obviously I'm not going to make any public fuss about this (hence this post), but I do have a question. While I've been away has there been any background discussion as to what constitutes a constructive post on ITN/C? I know that me pointing out what I thought were really crappy posts was one thing that annoyed some editors. (No doubt the creators of the crappy posts, at least, but that never bothered me.) Whether such a discussion supports my view here or not doesn't matter. It would help me to know, so that I can do the right thing. HiLo48 (talk) 21:53, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

  • I have been away nearly two weeks, and am trying to get back to speed. We have had our differences, to say the least, but as I have commented elsewhere, the deep irony is that I often agree with your views. The answer to your question is beyond me at the moment. ITN is a real mess though, in my view. I will attempt to answer your question incisively in another day or two, I hope. And again, welcome back, quite sincerely. Jusdafax 09:05, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:The Valley of Fear[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:The Valley of Fear. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 13:15, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg

soul music
Thank you for quality contributions for project R&B and Soul Music, for fighting vandalism, for using your wording skills to raise "fresh eyes" awareness, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (9 September 2010)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:11, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, Gerda! Jusdafax 08:41, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

You are invited to share some baklava, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:00, 21 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks again Gerda! Jusdafax 19:22, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
I started some thoughts on the "hot" topic infobox, smiled a lot when I was faced with my personal history, - I was on both sides ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:45, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
A year ago, you were the 451st recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize. - Last year we sang Sparrow Mass, this year Nelson Mass, last fall Schubert's No. 6. - Did you see the interview on project Germany, with a picture I took, in the last Signpost? (Link on top of my user page) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:08, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 01:16, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Film[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Film. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 14:15, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Albums/Album article style guide[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Albums/Album article style guide. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 12:17, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks much[edit]

Thank you for your kind words about my creation of new article, Urofsky v. Gilmore. Much appreciated, — Cirt (talk) 06:14, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

RFC/U on user:Arzel[edit]

You took part in a discussion that dealt with user:Arzel, which took place here. Based on that discussion, I started a WP:RFC/U, here.Casprings (talk) 02:55, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Albums/Album article style guide[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Albums/Album article style guide. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. 2A02:EC80:101:0:0:0:2:8 (talk) 00:46, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Air France Flight 447#RfC - What "Summary" should the Accident have?[edit]

Hello Jusdafax! I have randomly selected you to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Air France Flight 447#RfC - What "Summary" should the Accident have?. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! There's been a very long discussion on the talk page with no solution, so I would really appreciate your input. If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service." HeyMid (contribs) 13:35, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Vital Articles/Expanded talk page[edit]

JDF, what is your reaction to the reorganizaed and reformatted VA/E talk page? I've reworked the top 65-70% of the talk page discussions, and plan to finish the remainder tonight. If you have any suggestions for improvement, I would like to incorporate them. My goal is to make it as simple, transparent and welcoming to new participants as possible. Regards, Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 14:50, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

  • My first glance fills me with admiration! I have already added a few !votes and will be making more in the next few days. Many thanks! Jusdafax 22:40, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Your comment[edit]

Hi Jusdafax. I have been reading through some old discussions, and I stumbled across one of your comments, to my regret. As I don't think I have ever told you how much your idiotic comment shocked me back then, I tell you now. At least you should have had the decency to answer my question there, when I asked you to justify your position, but no, you never bothered to, and that was despicable, in my opinion. You think you can just make whatever comments you like, and never be held accountable. That needs to change. Thanks, and have a nice day. ~ DanielTom (talk) 22:16, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

  • I stand by my comment, since socking, especially massive cases editing from 15 different accounts is a serious problem and must be dealt with. You got what you wanted with your unblock request, so coming here eight weeks later to insult and even arguably threaten me is over the top. As your now-unblocked friend User:Kalki put it: I VERY MUCH thank all who have supported me in the recent measures to unblock this account, and wish to assert that I bear no ill will to those who in good conscience have opposed my presence here and elsewhere, in various ways and for various reasons, believing themselves to be supportive of what they believe to be fair and just aims. If Kalki is over it, what is your problem? As for not replying, AN is not on my watchlist, and your assumption I deliberately did not answer is what is despicable, in my view. By coming to my Talkpage, and insulting me about a necro-thread in such a fashion, you breach WP:AGF and show a desire for WP:BATTLE. That is probably what should be "dealt with" and "needs to change." Your comments are noted, and I hereby request you stay off my talk page permanently, becoming only the third such request I have made in my years as a volunteer editor here. Let's just agree to disagree, and let it go.Jusdafax 23:10, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 20:19, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

ITN thanks[edit]

--LukeSurl t c 23:37, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Many thanks in return; the acknowledgement is quite appreciated. Jusdafax 23:41, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Television[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Television. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 09:16, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:The Young Ones (video game)[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:The Young Ones (video game). Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 22:15, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Illusive Man[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Illusive Man. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 11:15, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:SF1 (television)[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:SF1 (television). Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 23:18, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG and here's to a summer of drama-free editing.

I'll drink to that! Have one for yourself amigo! MM (Report findings) (Past espionage) 18:10, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

  • Thank you kindly. So far our summer has been anything but drama-free, at least on some of the pages I edit and/or monitor. Perhaps matters will calm down. My very best wishes to you, where ever you edit here. Jusdafax 19:29, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for June 27[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Burleigh Drummond, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Producer (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) 11:31, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Methylene blue[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Methylene blue. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 12:16, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:RetroArch[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:RetroArch. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 01:15, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

Vital folk music[edit]

The only reason I started taking an interest in the vital list was because of the fact that the list of folk and country musicians doesn't include a single non-American artist. All of the maneuvers I have tried to add any artist or folk tradition from outside of the US has been opposed by you, mostly without offering rationales - or simply by saying that we shouldn't add names now that we're trying to cut down - yet you vote to keep American names like Joan BAez on the list (who is neither known as a musician or a composer but as Bob Dylan's one time girl friend), you even vote to keep even Les paul who is not even known as a folk/Country artist but as an instrument maker. Now I want to ask you: Do you really think that it is possible that there isn't a single artist or folk music tradition from outside of the US that is vital? Who would you add if you had to add one or two folk artists from outside of the US? And finally don't you consider it to be the case that non-Western or non-US musical traditions should expect some kind of representation? I simply don't understand why people are opposed to globalizing the music section. Especially not the folk section. I don't get it.User:Maunus ·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 22:13, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

  • My Wikipedia brutha, this list can never possibly satisfy everyone, and we have to accept that we will win some and lose some. When I feel there is an injustice, I have learned to just walk away for a while. Now, saying "Dylan's one time girlfriend" shows me you don't know or choose to ignore that Baez broke ground for, and help popularize, Dylan. Baez was and is a huge symbol of the peace movement, so much so that popular cartoonist Al Capp caricatured her as "Joanie Phoanie" over her views. Vital? Fits my definition. Fairport Convention, not so much, despite their long history and discography, and though I rarely discuss my personal life here, just so you know I did go so far as to ask my girlfriend, who is not American, if she had ever heard of FC. She had not. As for Les Paul... dude, read the history of the guy. He arguably invented the electric guitar and multitrack recording. As for music, he had a big series of smash music hits with three number one songs, with one of them, 'How High the Moon' in the Grammy Hall of Fame. He has his own permanent exhibit in the Rock Hall of Fame. Genres in the late 40's - early 50's were mixed up, so he is termed "country" for lack of a better placement. And to top it off Les Paul invented the harmonica rack which in some ways made folk music as we know it possible. I prefer not to go into combat on my talk page, which is cluttered enough already, but I am responding here since I sense your concern, and also we are ITN editors. If you insist, please continue this back on the Vital list talk page, but let's not argue my views and !votes here, thanks. And if you want my advice, try adding Donovan, who was in my view much more influential than FC. Just see if you can nominate something else to delete. Maybe I'll support, maybe not. Best wishes, Jusdafax 23:28, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
Your definition of Vital is to have been caricatured by Al Capp. That kinds of put the non-American world at a disadvantage. I don't know any folk musicians who could name a single song by Baez, and I move a lot in folk music circles in the US and Europe. Some of them might have heard one of her Dylan Covers. I also don't know any European folk musicians who wouldn't know Fairport, Planxty or the Dubliners. The Grammy and Rock n Roll hall of fame are American halls of fame - its like winning the World Series - utterly parochial.User:Maunus ·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 23:36, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
You ignore most of my points to focus on a few, ignore my attempt at advice, and return to argue against my wishes. So be it. My editing time is often limited and I prefer to use it otherwise. Please do not post on this page again. You are now one of only four editors in my nearly six years here that I have made this request of. Jusdafax 23:56, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:List of magic museums[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:List of magic museums. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 13:16, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

removing others' comments[edit]

If you wish to add your link at the Crats Noticeboard, kindly do so without removing others' comments. Thank you. Taroaldo 22:50, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

  • My apologies, as your comment was inadvertently removed by accident when I was creating a Wiki-link. I see you reverted so I will recreate the link but more carefully this time. Again, sorry about that. Jusdafax 23:09, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. Regards -- Taroaldo 23:15, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Adminship[edit]

Hello Jusdafax, I'm not sure if you've ever been asked this, but are you interested in becoming an administrator? Have you ever had an RfA in the past? I would need to do further research, but I am considering making an RfA for you. --JustBerry (talk) 20:01, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

  • First off, and most importantly, please allow me to thank you. I view your interest as a profound complement, and am honored by your consideration. I declined a nomination in September 2010, have never requested the tools and currently lean against the idea of an Rfa, but am frankly curious: what led you to me? Thanks again, and best wishes, Jusdafax 23:40, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Well, to tell you the truth, I stumbled upon your oppose on Huon's RfA and happened to find it quite harsh, no canvass intended. I was curious as to what type of user you were and found that you have made numerous contributions, been helpful to other users (evident on your talk page), but aren't an administrator. This made me consider the different reasons why you may not be administrator, which lead to my asking you about your situation in terms of adminship. You seemed good-willed, but I wanted to hear about "the back story," so to speak. Just to make sure (before I do personal research), would you be willing to be a Wikipedia administrator? --JustBerry (talk) 01:37, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

I'm puzzled, how can my oppose be considered "quite harsh?" It reads: Oppose - per above opposes. I thank the candidate for their work and willingness to serve as an admin, but many of the concerns expressed convince me to oppose this Rfa. As for a run for adminship for myself, as I say above, I tilt against an Rfa at this time. You might try reviewing WP:CDA where I had some involvement back in 2010. In brief, I find it a significant failing of the project that the editing community is entrusted to make admins, but not unmake them. Jusdafax 02:25, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Oh well, anyways. Nice talking to you; see you around on Wikipedia. Please contact me on my talk page if you need anything. --JustBerry (talk) 02:41, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, likewise! Jusdafax 07:36, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
  • FWIW, I would support an RfA for Jusdafax! GabeMc (talk|contribs) 21:59, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
    • Well now that is mighty kind indeed, Gabe, considering I !voted against yours and DL's as well. Just for laughs I used SnottyWong's admin candidate tool and came up with a surprisingly high score, but at present am simply not inclined to ask for the tools. Perhaps in the fall I'll reconsider; I thank you for your endorsement! Jusdafax 03:44, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

July 15: WP:VA/E[edit]

Hey Jusdafax, there are currently a couple of dozen removal threads that are one or two !votes away from consensus. I hope you can make the time to go through the threads soon and add your !vote and/or thoughts. Cheers! GabeMc (talk|contribs) 22:01, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

  • Hey Jusdafax. I just wanted to touch base with you regarding the recent proposal to significantly reduce the Regions sub-list at WP:VA/E. My concern here is that IMO, User:Purplebackpack89 will do his very best to block or stall-out the proposal as he is already showing signs of doing that. Also, since User:Dirtlawyer1 and User:Carlwev have, at this point, decided to remain neutral on the matter, I could really use some leadership from you, since I don't want argue this out ad infinitum with PbP. My suspicion, though admittedly bad-faith, is that PbP would rather control the content of the list than he would reduce the list to 10,000 or less entries. Same with User:Carlwev, whom I suspect enjoys his numerous swap proposals more than reducing the list to our goal. Also, I very strongly feel that I cannot count on the support of either Carl or PbP, so without their two support !votes and with a recently reduced participation rate, well ... I could really use some help from you in terms of getting this done. Are you willing to work with me to accomplish this task, or should I reconsider my efforts? Cheers! GabeMc (talk|contribs) 19:26, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
    • What the...? I supported chopping ~100 regions and still do, I merely oppose the first draft of the regions that are being kept because it needs work. And I don't know where you're getting the idea that I don't want to get the list down to 10,000. If you look at the proposals I've made since the first of the year and the edits I made to the VA/E pages since then, I feel they're not only hard to argue with, but they keep the list right-sized. When regions is cut to 100 and some of the other proposals made in the last few weeks come to fruition, we will be pretty close to being around 10,000 articles. Maybe even under. Just because I don't support every single removal doesn't mean I don't support getting it back to 10,000. I just want it to be the right 10,000 articles. pbp 19:58, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

The beauty of the regional articles deletion concept was that it would get us down to, or close to, 10k articles on the list as it is supposed to be. That would reduce the amount of time needed to go through the seemingly endless deletion, swap or even add proposals. I'll take a look in a bit, as I have a few other things I want to work on, and frankly, the amount of time and energy being expended here makes my eyes glaze over. Jusdafax 04:17, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

A cursory look down at the bottom of the talk page appears to indicate that most of the issues have been worked out, unless I am mistaken. I would tentatively endorse the regional "keep" list though I have not gone over it carefully. Jusdafax 22:57, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:SkyDrive[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:SkyDrive. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 01:17, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 23[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Frederick Benteen, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Native American (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) 11:12, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

March Against Monsanto[edit]

On the one hand, it is true that I nominated the article for deletion when it was in very poor shape. On the other hand, after four days, when it was a much better article, I requested early closure that so the AFD could be closed as a speedy keep. I am not trying to get the article deleted again, but would like to get the edit warring to stop. Robert McClenon (talk) 22:53, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for closing the ANI, however, although the original poster, User:Tryptofish (and me) both thought the discussion was pretty finished, if you read the opening of the ANI, the OP asked for action with respect to the accusations being made, mostly by User:Viriditas as the discussion in the ANI made clear; your closure did not address that. Several editors, including me, said that they were driven off the page by his/her vitriol, and I think it would be useful if you addressed the original concern in your closing. Would you please reconsider the closing to address the reason the ANI was opened? Thank you. Jytdog (talk) 15:34, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
I just saw that you left a light warning for V in this dif- thanks for that. Still, it would be useful if your closing mentioned that you did that. I know admin/closings are hard but they should generally address the reason the ANI was opened, yes? Thanks. Jytdog (talk) 15:40, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
For what it's worth, Jytdog, I'm very content with the closing statement just the way it is. I'm going to write a more nuanced and detailed explanation of what I mean by that on my own user talk. --Tryptofish (talk) 17:25, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll respond there. Jytdog (talk) 18:58, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

Vital Articles[edit]

To all editors displaying the "Vital Articles" template on their User Page.

Hi,

I recently tried to make a change to the list of Level 3 Vital Articles by replacing the entry

" [[Comparison of the imperial and US customary measurement systems|Imperial and US customary measurement systems]]"

with a new replacement article

" [[Imperial and US customary measurement systems]]".

Although I have advertised the proposed change on Wikipedia talk:Vital articles, I had no response and an anonymous IP editor took it upon himself to undo my changes on grounds that my proposal did not have a "strong consensus".

Will you please look at the discussion Wikipedia talk:Vital articles#Replacement article: Imperial and US customary measurement systems and add your opinion.

Martinvl (talk) 20:32, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

One of the most random talk page responses you will ever receive[edit]

This is too off topic to post on the ITNC page (and that's saying something!). But in response to your comment about the way RD has evolved, I would simply make the point that progress is not always for the best. You are right: RD appears to have evolved in that way, but there are some notable exceptions. The world's oldest person is generally a full blurb or nothing, for instance. —WFCFL wishlist 19:56, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

You correctly perceive my reservations. Some deaths that would have been blurbs now struggle to make an RD mention, others fall through the cracks. It seems to be about who cares enough to put a substantial update in the subject's article. I was against the RD concept, but in all candor it sometimes allows a relative unknown, like Jack Vance, to get on the main page where they might not have at all. So it's not all bad, but I think I preferred the pre-RD era, all things considered. Jusdafax 22:23, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Pricasso[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Pricasso. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 14:15, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Welcome to STiki![edit]

Hello, Jusdafax, and welcome to STiki! Thank you for your recent contributions using our tool. We at STiki hope you like using the tool and decide to continue using it in the future. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Here are some pages which are a little more fun:

  • The STiki leaderboard - See how you are faring against other STiki users!
  • Userboxes - Do not hesitate to wear the STiki label with pride by choosing from a selection of userboxes!

We hope you enjoy maintaining Wikipedia with STiki! If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions don't hesitate to drop a note over at the STiki talk page and we'll be more than happy to help. Again, welcome, and thanks! West.andrew.g (developer) and -- t numbermaniac c 05:12, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

STiki logo.png

Disambiguation link notification for July 30[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Iraq Inquiry, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page The Telegraph (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) 11:21, 30 July 2013 (UTC)




Okay, I will stop that now, but you've got to admit it was pretty funny! (91.43.126.24 (talk) 10:33, 1 August 2013 (UTC))

Please comment on Talk:Skyfall[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Skyfall. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 02:15, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

WP:ITN/C[edit]

Well said. We can, I'm sure, agree to disagree over the posting by Secret; in my mind that's secondary to the knee-jerk calls for desysopping which you comment addresses perfectly. At the risk of breaching WP:CANVASS in letter (but not in spirit) this has made its way to WP:AN. Sigh. Pedro :  Chat  10:57, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

  • Thanks Pedro. For the record I opposed Secret's request to get the tools back, and now it is this. I appreciate the notice about AN, and am on my way. Jusdafax 11:02, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Glyphosate edit war[edit]

User:Mark Marathon, User:ImperfectlyInformed, and User:Jusdafax I hope you come and discuss the reasons for the edits you made during edit war you conducted, so when the lockdown is over we can go back to editing productively and collaboratively. I created a Talk section for the discussion. I am copying this note to all your Talk pages. Thanks! Jytdog (talk) 14:27, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

  • I frankly take exception your use of the term "edit war" regarding my two edits. I saw a sentence that seemed way out of line as presented in the article lead, and deleted it on the grounds I cited in the edit summary. I was reverted by MM on what seemed to me thin reasoning, so I reverted back and, in fact, asked MM in my second edit summary to take it to the Talk page. Again, that is twice that I edited the article, in total. When MM, instead of discussing as I had requested, merely reverted me again, I was done, but shortly afterward editor II reverted. At that point an admin came in and, in my view, over-reacted by closing the article to all editing for three days or so. I know none of these editors including the admin, and had never edited the article previously. Again, I reject your characterization of my two edits as part of an "edit war" that I "conducted." Your invitation is noted, and I will give it my consideration. Jusdafax 15:00, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Sorry you object! It was an edit war by definition ("An edit war occurs when editors who disagree about the content of a page repeatedly override each other's contributions, rather than trying to resolve the disagreement by discussion."); it is true that nobody broke WP:3RR when the page was locked down. Nobody followed WP:BRD. I was unhappy to see you all deleting/reverting and talking past each other in edit notes and that none of you came to Talk, which is why I took the time to invite you all. In any case, thanks for considering the invitation. Best regards, Jytdog (talk) 15:15, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
    • Again, I find a disturbing lack of clarity in your characterization. My two edit summaries clearly show that on my second of two edits, I directly asked MM not to revert again, but take it to the article talk page. Instead of doing so, he chose to revert again and mimic my comment back at me. You now characterize me as "talking past" when I was the one who first asked for a Talk page discussion, so I again must dispute your post to my Talk page. The language of your "apology" above is also of interest... "Sorry you object!" Hm. Jusdafax 15:40, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
What is not clear in my characterization? It indeed happened, that "editors who disagreed about the content of a page repeatedly overrode each other's contribution." 5 deletions/reversions occurred in rapid succession. Btw, under WP:BRD it is the initial bold editor, who, upon reversion, is supposed to stand down and bring the issue to Talk. That would be you, in this situation. I also wish the other two editors would have stood down and brought the issue to Talk - they didn't either. As for "talking past each other" - the brief format of an edit note pretty much demands declarative statements - it is not a format for discussion and reaching consensus - hence yes, limiting 'discussion' to edit notes generally means talking past one another instead of to each other; that was my read of what happened. But this is not a huge deal - the admin stepped in and shut this down before anybody broke 3RR, and I am not accusing you of any violation of policy or pillar (nobody crossed WP:3RR, nobody accused someone else of bad faith, etc). So I don't understand what is at stake for you in this meta-discussion. I just wanted to invite you to discuss the issue in dispute in Talk while the page is in lockdown, in hopes we can resolve it and be ready to move on when the lockdown is over. Thanks again. Jytdog (talk) 16:06, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Asking about your comment[edit]

I'm glad that the latest ANI discussion has closed, and I just want to ask you about your last comment there, the one about there being much to ponder. With most users, I wouldn't bother to ask, but I'm asking here. You said very clearly that you weren't criticizing anyone in particular, but an adverse side-effect of saying that is it can leave some of us wondering exactly what you meant. The opening of the thread listed a long series of diffs, some of them mine, and accused them of being disruptive; I subsequently tried to explain that I'm quite sure that the content was not OR, and that the combined efforts of me and several other editors reflected something that was at least approaching consensus, rather than tag teaming or the like. You said, right after I had discussed my role with another editor, that you were concerned that civility can mask deeper issues. I'm reading between the lines that maybe you were arguing that the now-blocked editor actually had a valid point, that some (all?) of the editors in the diffs (including me? not including me?) were actually engaged in some sort of POV-pushing, going beyond the garden-variety differences of opinion between editors, and that it had been overlooked because we had mostly been civil about it, but that there should still be scrutiny that was failing to happen. I hope that you remember that I have said that I, too, am watching very carefully for anyone who displays signs of "shill" editing, and that I am opposed to it, if it actually happens. So I'd like to ask: did I understand the intent of your comment correctly? Do you have any issues with my edits here? Do you think that I misunderstand anything? Did you find my attempted explanation about OR unconvincing or incorrect? --Tryptofish (talk) 17:01, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

  • I am attempting to engage Viriditas on his Talk page. I hold you blameless, if it matters, and Viriditas obviously blew it on his overall demeanor, which, given his block record, wasn't too sharp. As to the substance of his claims, I reserve judgment. I am unfamiliar with much of the controversy, and have done very little editing in this field, but have started a bit of research. The post just above shows that I recently twice attempted to pull a sentence out of a Monsanto-related article, a sentence I felt was clearly unencyclopedic and slanted the article with undue weight as presented. I feel the results are of interest, though hardly conclusive. To make claims that a Wikipedia editor is POV-pushing is serious, and to say multiple editors are is obviously dangerous. Aside from his demeanor, Viriditas was fighting hard to make some points. I have known him as a Wikipedian for years, and have tended to respect him on the issues. Now that he is tarnished goods, many editors may dismiss him and move on, but as I say I'd like to cautiously discuss the actual issues with him on his Talk page, assuming he can do so in a civil manner. In my view, further research is needed. Thanks for caring about my concerns, and best wishes. Jusdafax 23:14, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. I think that I may have seen one editor who showed up as an SPA and who might have been a "shill" (and not someone on that list of diffs, by the way), and I'm continuing to watch for that very closely – but I really think that most of the users who might be targets of suspicion may be opinionated and sometimes stubborn, but that doesn't make for bad faith. If you come to think that there is something that I have failed to realize, please draw it to my attention. I'm watching the discussion on his talk with an open mind, and I appreciate the way that you framed it there. --Tryptofish (talk) 23:23, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
FWIW, Viriditas was right, especially about the very twisted and difficult to spot (understatement) web of role-playing. I appreciate that someone is looking into this and is willing to accept new information however uncomfortable it most likely will be. Thank you, JustDaFax. petrarchan47tc 23:00, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
Information is very useful. Accusations and insinuations like Viriditas and Petrarchan are making is destructive and just plain ugly. Say hello, Joe McCarthy. Were there communist spies in America? You bet. Did he go after everyone not like him, recklessly and with no sense of decency? That is the company V and P are keeping. That is where this has already gone. Ugly. Jytdog (talk) 02:13, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Why in the world would you refer to this as an accusation, jtydog? Let me tell you something, pondering this might be a good idea. petrarchan47tc 02:56, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
In all seriousness... to freak out or try and squelch conversations is a giant red light. And that isn't an accusation, i've been holding my tongue on this one for sooooo long. Don't attack the people calling for transparency. Don't use tactics that shills are known to use. Chill out and don't care so much, this is just an encyclopedia, and we are all just sharing a bit of our free time to help bring info to the People. If editors are entangled in a bunch of BS instead of being allowed to edit as normal, they are going to get upset. We are human beings. I WILL speak my mind and no one has a right to ask me to shut up or to not share articles and information. I won't be intimidated. And seriously, who in the world has time for all these noticeboards and talk page therapy sessions? I mean, i have two jobs, a life to run, and a bit of time in the evenings, sometimes more sometimes much less... So interference with my good faith, good editing is not going to be met with kisses and hugs. I am a human being and I am not interested in dealing with bullshit. That's all there is to it. petrarchan47tc 03:06, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
The conspiracy-spinning that V engaged in on his Talk page, which you praised here, is disgusting. "And when you take the big picture POV, this appears to have been coordinated by what can only be described as the "fringe cabal", a group of editors who target articles they believe pose a challenge to mainstream science and/or the supporting corporatist-scientific complex. Within this group of editors you have certain personalities who almost seem to be role playing: one plays the hardline extremist who refuses to compromise, the other plays the good cop, while another plays the bad cop, still another plays the curious academic and another plays the GMO proponent." He is thinking of specific people there, and I am likely one of them, as he has accused me directly before. It is ugly. Ugly. And has consequences. There are editors like User:Canoe1967, with whom I have never interacted before, who came out guns blazing at me that I was all COI. Gee, where did that come from? I would say, from all these wild accusations you and V and others are throwing around. You, Petrarchan, are helping build up this conspiracy thing, and I have not done a damn thing wrong. I have seen what you have written about me on various Talk pages. I too am a human being and that felt like shit. I am not paid, I am not a shill. I just think differently than you. I am working on Wikipedia to help the People too. You have no monopoly on wanting to do good. And yes it is another round of McCarthyism. Writ small, for sure. But the same ugly thing, here in our Wiki-world. Please speak your mind on CONTENT and leave me out of it. Otherwise, bring it up in a COI noticeboard, where it is appropriate under Wiki policies and leave the personal attacks out of Talk pages already. Jytdog (talk) 05:44, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

CREWE[edit]

Hi there, JustDaFax (love the name), Glanced at your recent notes to Viriditas, about getting the creeps when considering certain observations, and I wanted to share something indeed creepy. BP was caught writing their own article, with 'independent' editors inserting the material for the resident BP COI talk page PR rep (all very wiki legal). This hit the media and wound up on Jimbo's page. It came out during those discussions (or maybe it was on related talk pages at the time, probably SlimVirgin's) that there is a group called CREWE setup to aid company's PR departments to influence their pages on wiki. They organize through a Facebook page that has over 400 members - composed of wiki editors hip to the idea of spreading PR for some odd reason ($?). This needs to sink in deeply with every editor interested in saving the project from corporate propaganda. Even with this exposed, and one editor admitting to working for that group, the overall consensus, including Jimmy's, was that this is a good thing for the wiki, resulting in more accurate articles. (Do an Internet search for "CREWE, Wikipedia"; I believe the article about this group is on "Motherboard"). Thank you for being. petrarchan47tc 22:53, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

here it is petrarchan47tc 00:06, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
An arts and cultural magazine, they'll have all the facts in there. Right? BP was not caught editing their own article, the editor disclosed he was working for BP, it's in his god damn name. Utter nonsense and misinformation. Be wary of the conspiratorial ideation that also plagues the global warming denialers. IRWolfie- (talk) 00:22, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Nicely played (except for the manic feel and misspellings) -- a) slam/discredit message and source; b) pull out the "conspiracy" label (as if they NEVER EVER happen); c) throw the messenger in with climate change deniers or something similar, for good measure.
CREWE is a fact, and the Wikipedia community discussed it's existence open, public forums, including Jimbo's talk page. What a strange thing to jump all over me for. petrarchan47tc 02:31, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
'Caught" may be the wrong term, but here's what happened: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57575460-93/bp-accused-of-rewriting-environmental-record-on-wikipedia/ petrarchan47tc 02:39, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Petrarchan47, if you find a similar link about Monsanto instead of about BP, I'd really like to know about it. But if you (and Jusdafax) will let me give you a bit of sincere advice here, the best approach for you to take is to raise these issues at places like WP:COIN, but not on article talk pages where editors are discussing article content. --Tryptofish (talk) 14:44, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Re: Recent commentary here[edit]

After a short Wiki-break I am a bit surprised to find a couple disputatious threads regarding the Monsanto article(s). I will study this all carefully but have nothing to say at the present moment, aside from the fact that I continue, as I have said for years, to feel that paid editing is something I am strongly against. It's not clear to me what is going on and it appears considerable study will be required to become reasonably informed. My best wishes to all editors. Jusdafax 09:28, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

JustDaFax, I appreciate your gentle comments here. I noticed that you had said some positive things about one of the main editors of MAM, so i am very confused now. I worked very hard today tending to the MAM article, only to have all my work reverted, including the simplest of things like a little intro to the background of the movement, and a proper use of RS. Here is the edit, if you want a view of what Viriditas and I have had to deal with at this article. petrarchan47tc 23:10, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
User:Petrarchan47 as per the note I just left for you and Canoe here, these notes approach or perhaps amount to canvassing, which is disruptive behavior. Please stop. Thanks. Jytdog (talk) 23:59, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
[Edit conflict: no, it isn't. And there are notes all over pages of the GMO group with people saying, hey be aware of this or come help me here. So you just stop, please.] This is too much for editors to deal with on their own, we have proven that. The very same group who edit warred for months, is the same group in charge of the article now - with the same problems and games. Wholesale reversions, especially right at the 3RR point, and i am told to go get permission from said group, this group is using cherry-picking, OR and SYNTH with completely straight faces, and i am the only one speaking out, and trying to fix it. It is too much for me, and i don't have the time to edit this page towards NPOV any more. We are stuck trying to get the basic facts on the page, while we are not allowed to add any references about protesters and researchers who question GMOs, but a list of 5 "GMOs are super safe for sure" refs to unrelated websites sits high on the page. I think the violations of the guidelines are very obvious, and since this movement is not a convoluted story, this could be handed over to ArbCom for a quick fix. I guess this is me, begging you or anyone out there, to please help get this article to ArbCom. Thank you very much. petrarchan47tc 00:06, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Jtdog, Petrarchan47 is welcome to post on my page any time. Your statement appears to be an attempt at intimidation, which I resent for both Petrarchan and myself. Jusdafax 00:24, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your note Jusdafax. As I have mentioned here and elsewhere, User:Petrarchan47 has been engaging in this behavior - going on the Talk pages of users he/she believes are sympathetic, and making these kinds of unfounded accusations against me and other editors - for quite some time, and I have had it with being bad-mouthed. That is one issue -- the other one is the more garden-variety of canvassing about specific article content. I am not even editing or watching the MaM article, as I already was fed up with Viriditas' behavior there. In any case, informing these users that their behavior is outside guidelines is not intimidation - it is fair warning. The next time the behavior happens - if it happens again - I am indeed going to start an ANI. I really have had it. There are appropriate ways to deal with perceived COI and going around on user Talk pages and article Talk pages and making these accusations is not among those ways. I tell you - I feel persecuted. That matters too. Paid editing is an issue but that doesn't mean that everyone who disagrees with you is a paid editor. I could start (and I am not!!) going around and writing everywhere that P is an employee or paid PR person for Greenpeace, right? He/she must be because of the positions that P takes in these articles about environmental issues! But I am NOT going there. And neither should P. Otherwise it is wild McCarthyism - slapping people who disagree with you with a label so you can dismiss them. Just the facts indeed! No more of this personal attack based on 100% speculation. Jytdog (talk) 00:43, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
So, it appears you are saying I am calling you a paid editor and you are mocking my name? Your remarks and demeanor on my page are truly extraordinary. Jusdafax 00:51, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
No, I am not saying that you are calling me a paid editor!! I am sorry you misunderstood. It is hard to control tone in writing. I am saying that with no basis in fact, P has been canvassing around, calling me and others COI/paid editors -- including here on your page, and trying to make you an ally. You have not engaged in that behavior that I have ever seen. Sorry for the misunderstanding. I did play off your name, saying that there are no facts to support these allegations with respect to me, and I have said explicitly on more than one occasion that I have no relationship with Monsanto or any of the other ag biotech companies. Their only basis for these accusations are the consistent positions that I have taken, which are simply different than theirs. Again I apologize for the misunderstanding. Really. I have no desire to offend anybody -- I just want the attacks to stop already. I am sorry that you were dragged into this. Your actions have been totally appropriate with respect to your own approach - you have expressed concern about COI editing, and written that the issue needs to be handled with thought and care. Again, I apologize for the misunderstanding. Jytdog (talk) 01:36, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Petrarchan47, as we see Wikipedia is under considerable pressure, as I see it, from forces that are interested in seeing information presented in the way that they want it perceived. How to safely identify such forces can be problematic, but it seems likely to me that they exist here. Your edit is of value, and I agree that this article is being watched with near-obsessive interest. But here is the great thing, all edits are recorded and the history preserved. Consensus can change. With Viriditas blocked, the MAM article is likely to be "scrubbed." I have a great respect for Viriditas that comes from years of interaction, and I think he was making points that deserved consideration. The larger issues are fascinating to me, including the very strong possibility that Monsanto has targeted the MAM article. It is only logical to assume this, given the PR value and Monsanto's power. If this is true, sooner or later a whistle blower may step forward. Clearly the confrontational and arguably uncivil methods Viriditas was using are dangerous, as his three-month block shows. But the issues are much much bigger than this one article. The main Monasanto article, the GMO controversies article where I see you are active, the Glyphosate article where I made two edits that drew reverting, and hundreds if not thousands of others, are places where slant and information inclusion are debatable. I continue to mull over the direction I should take, but I was encouraged by a statement made by Jimmy Wales at the recent Wikimania. My comment to that is at User talk:Jimbo Wales currently. You might want to post your concerns at Jimmy's page, and see if he responds. If nothing else, you may find like-minded editors. I will continue to monitor the situation, and contemplate it. I salute you. Jusdafax 00:24, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
A deep bow to you, my friend. petrarchan47tc 02:02, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Note: i am very much not involved in any other articles that touch on the GMO issue, by design. I may have made a couple edits months ago, but not since or before. You might be thinking of someone else? Also, i made pretty cryptic remarks on Jimbo's page, do feel free to let me know if you think it would be prudent to elaborate at all. petrarchan47tc 05:03, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Ah, I see I misread you. I read this as "drop by and comment" at Jimbo's talk, but you were suggesting to maybe list concerns in a new section for him. I'm not feeling like getting much more involved, and have really been trying pull away entirely from the matter. But I will ponder this... petrarchan47tc 08:29, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Jusdafax, I just wanted to weigh in to say that I saw your comments in the Jimbo talk page and agree. If you have any ideas on dealing with paid editing please keep me in the loop. Coretheapple (talk) 16:16, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Nicki Minaj discography[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Nicki Minaj discography. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 14:15, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

ANI[edit]

Information icon Hello. There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. Jytdog (talk) 18:59, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

I see I am not directly involved, but thanks for this notice. Jusdafax 19:50, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
You are welcome. I notified you just because I mentioned you and agree that you are not directly involved. Sorry to trouble you.Jytdog (talk) 23:01, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

STiki emergency[edit]

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Article titles[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Wikipedia talk:Article titles. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 02:16, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

My recent RfA[edit]

I should have said thanks for your support sooner. ```Buster Seven Talk 03:38, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:The Glo Friends[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:The Glo Friends. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. RFC bot (talk) 14:16, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Australian federal election, 2013 ITN[edit]

Hey Jusdafax. I see that you changed the status of the Australian federal election, 2013 ITNC to needs update. I've added a results table and some prose regarding the post-election. Could you have another look at the article and, if you think it meets the update requirements, change to ready? Cheers! —Bloom6132 (talk) 16:41, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

  • I see the article is now posted. Thanks for your help! Jusdafax 02:36, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:The Glo Friends[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:The Glo Friends. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. Legobot (talk) 01:22, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Disambiguation[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Wikipedia talk:Disambiguation. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. Legobot (talk) 00:04, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for September 30[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Burleigh Drummond, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Mary Harris (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) 11:39, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Mario Kart[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Mario Kart. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. Legobot (talk) 00:10, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Raging Bull[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Raging Bull. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. Legobot (talk) 00:09, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:The Longest Journey[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:The Longest Journey. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. Legobot (talk) 00:03, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:The Story of a Small Town[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:The Story of a Small Town. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:04, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Congratulations from STiki![edit]

Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png
The Anti-Vandalism + STiki Barnstar
STiki logo.png

Congratulations, Jusdafax! You're receiving this barnstar because you recently crossed the 1,000 classification threshold using STiki. We thank you both for your contributions to Wikipedia at-large and your use of the tool. We hope you continue your ascent up the leaderboard and stay in touch at the talk page. Thank you and keep up the good work! West.andrew.g (developer) and Pratyya (Hello!) 05:47, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV series) characters[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV series) characters. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:04, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Could you help me please?[edit]

Hi jusdafax!

I would just like to say I'm new to this so please point out if I've done anything wrong here as I may take this up in my spare time :) . I had this come up when I came here:

User talk:78.147.150.105 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search October 2009

<Information.png> Welcome to Wikipedia. The recent edit you made to the page Sole proprietorship has been reverted, as it appears to be unconstructive. Use the sandbox for testing; if you believe the edit was constructive, please ensure that you provide an informative edit summary. You may also wish to read the introduction to editing. Thank you. Jusdafax 20:19, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Is this down to me randomly having the same IP or something else, as I can't think of any reason for it...

Any insight much appreciated!

Kind regards

"justpassingtime"

Justpassingtime (talk) 15:31, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

  • You mean this edit, a very mild case of vandalism from over four years ago by an IP who never edited otherwise. If that IP number has has been assigned to you I wouldn't worry about it, especially as you have registered an account name and are editing under it. If it troubles you I can either delete my message or add a note stating that the warning is moot under the circumstances, but I consider it extremely unlikely that it will ever impact you either way. Welcome to Wikipedia, and I hope, as the saying here goes, that you like the place and decide to stay! And please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions or concerns. Jusdafax 22:10, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

Well said[edit]

HereWritegeist (talk) 21:17, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Thanks, I appreciate it. I hope other editors feel the same way, but as I say, I think this issue needs to be dealt with by the highest levels of the WMF. Jusdafax 21:40, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Sex Pistols[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Sex Pistols. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:05, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

RfC to consider[edit]

Might you consider offering an opinion on a content dispute between two editors involving the removal of parts of an article on a group of characters in a fictional novel? The discussion is here: Talk:Druids_(Shannara)#BRD_on_recent_large_addition_of_text. Thanks for considering. N2e (talk) 02:24, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - Jusdafax 08:48, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Template talk:Infobox television[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Template talk:Infobox television. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:07, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

November 2013 GA Thanks[edit]

Symbol support vote.svg This user has contributed to Paul Butterfield good articles on Wikipedia.

On behalf of WP:CHICAGO, I thank you for your editorial contributions to Paul Butterfield, which recently was promoted to WP:GA.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 19:04, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Wow, my first... many thanks! Jusdafax 23:59, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Anime and manga/franchise coverage RfC[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Anime and manga/franchise coverage RfC. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:03, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Snowden[edit]

Hey, sorry for the "Fundraising section" discussion getting a little heated. I understand you technically didn't say you believe I have a hostile POV, but in my mind it doesn't make much of a difference. You referred to "the perception that some may have, rightly or wrongly, that you have a hostile POV to Snowden" which strikes me as somewhat validating that perception, as well as being quite similar to, "Whatever you do don't think about a pink elephant!" I felt the need to counter that on the talk page. As for me being appearing to be "spoiling for a fight," I suppose it does appear that way, but it's a natural and appropriate response to being repeatedly and quite rudely (in my view) accused by multiple editors of acting in bad faith. I value civil debate and I hope more you're not the only editor who will engage in it. I, personally, am trying my hardest despite the baiting by some. --Dr. Fleischman (talk) 21:50, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Fair enough. I appreciate your comments, and I thank you for coming here to clarify. My apologies if my manner appears uncivil, even in a backhanded fashion. I do feel that you could be discussed with in a calmer way by others on the talk page. Let's take a deep breath and move on. As it is two areas you have pointed to have been deleted, one by each of us, and this improves the article. There are additions that need to be made as well. I am serious about getting this article to GA status. See you on the talk page. Onward, and thanks again. Jusdafax 22:26, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

So...[edit]

...you endorse posing, do you? Lol. μηδείς (talk) 03:47, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

  • Man, I had that typo fixed within two minutes... but not much gets past you, I see! Jusdafax 04:36, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
Only because you fixed my typo, which I thought was cute (and nice) of you. μηδείς (talk) 04:43, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
Ah! Happy to help, and happy to see a good consensus on that blurb. Jusdafax 04:49, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

ANI close[edit]

I hate seeing an edit summary like this--and it was perfectly correct of course. It's really a shame that an indef block is frequently the best we can do. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 18:29, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Not being an admin, I have never actually blocked anyone. A large moral responsibility to get it right! But I felt, as I noted in my comment, that the only alternative was to avoid pushing the problem to the next group of concerned Wikipedians, and I thank you for making the final call. I looked seriously at the possibility of a topic ban, but the more I studied the edit history, the more I saw an intractable editor running amok. We will never know how many future editor hours you spared with your block, and it is an honor working with you! Jusdafax 21:06, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Ninth Doctor[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Ninth Doctor. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:02, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Cold?[edit]

TheBeachHH2.jpg Best wishes
for the holidays and 2014 from a warmer place than where you probably are ;) Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 12:12, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Claude Monet[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Claude Monet. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:03, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Alter ego[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Alter ego. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:03, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

A personalized New Year greeting[edit]

Hope you have a bright 2014! Acalamari 13:56, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Jusdafax, Happy New Year! I hope that everything with you is well! :) Best. Acalamari 13:56, 1 January 2014 (UTC)


A Tesla Roadster for you![edit]

Roadster 2.5 windmills trimmed.jpg A Tesla Roadster for you!
Thank you for editing Wikipedia! Gg53000 (talk) 01:03, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

A Tesla Roadster for you![edit]

Roadster 2.5 windmills trimmed.jpg A Tesla Roadster for you!
Thank you for editing Wikipedia! Gg53000 (talk) 01:03, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Martha Nell Smith[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Martha Nell Smith. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:01, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Saturday Night Live[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Saturday Night Live. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:11, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Gone with the Wind (film)[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Gone with the Wind (film). Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:06, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Day We Fight Back RfC - Feedback?[edit]

Hi JustDaFax ~ always love having a reason to drop by. Wondering if you'd be up for some quick feedback given your support for some sort of nod to The Day We Fight Back. We've just submitted an RfC for a centralized discussion, and I was thinking to get a second opinion on the wording, which is here. I don't know how late in the game RfC submissions can be amended. It does seem a bit urgent though. We'd love your input, thanks ~ petrarchan47tc 10:57, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Still somewhat urgent, but we've withdrawn the submission until we get the wording right. It would be smart to submit it soon though, like this weekend. Thanks for your time, petrarchan47tc 11:21, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

False alarm, JusDaFax, sorry to bother you. petrarchan47tc 10:51, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Comedian[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Comedian. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:04, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Hendrix[edit]

Now you're Wikibuddies are pushing a drug POV at Jimi Hendrix in an effort to justify the mugshot that displays "a clam dignity". They want to make a case that he used lots of drugs so that the mugshot has contextual significance. Are you on board with this? GabeMc (talk|contribs) 17:17, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

  • Gabe, I give you a lot of credit for working as hard on the article as you have, and I know this is important to you. I saw Hendrix twice as a kid, and I have yet to see a more impressive music performance, so the article is a concern to me as well. There will always be controversy around him and how he is portrayed. All that said, we disagree on the mugshots being important to the article. The "Wikibuddies" you refer to are not editors I know or have edited much with, and they may well have different motivations than mine for inclusion. Bottom line is for me that we should let this go now and move on. I might be wrong but I don't see the numbers of editors you need to remove the mugshots. It's a timesink and the topic has reached the point of exhaustion. However, I'll take a look into the article soon and see for myself. My best wishes, and as always I admire your passion. Blessings! Jusdafax 05:47, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Jimi Hendrix[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Jimi Hendrix. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:03, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Looks like they won't leave you alone on this one, Jusdafax! Face-smile.svg --Tryptofish (talk) 23:58, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
The plot thickens? GabeMc (talk|contribs) 00:13, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
Yeah that's pretty uncanny, Trypto. Gabe as you know by now I think you have found a reasonable solution, and it looks like you have consensus to keep. It wont make everyone happy, but as I say it clearly improves the encyclopedia. Thanks for your hard work. Jusdafax 00:05, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your support, Jusdafax. GabeMc (talk|contribs) 00:07, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:03, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:List of former child actors from the United States[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:List of former child actors from the United States. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:01, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Notice[edit]

There is an AfD discussion that may interest you over at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Debbie Schlussel (2nd nomination). Thanks. Viriditas (talk) 05:46, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Your input is requested for consensus[edit]

Please comment over at Draft talk:Abby Martin. Thanks. Viriditas (talk) 20:37, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Good Morning Britain (1983)[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Good Morning Britain (1983). Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — 10.4.1.125 (talk) 00:07, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Anita Sarkeesian[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Anita Sarkeesian. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:02, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Halo (series)[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Halo (series). Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 18:55, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:The Shield[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:The Shield. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:02, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Belated thanks[edit]

Hands4 Overlaying.jpg

I know this is terribly late but I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your participation at my RfA. While you did not support my nomination, I still appreciated your participation in the process. I look forward to the opportunity to work together in the days to come. Best wishes, -- KeithbobTalk 19:39, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Artpop[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Artpop. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:01, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:RT (TV network)[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:RT (TV network). Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:02, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Traffic (band)[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Traffic (band). Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:02, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Category talk:Filmographies[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Category talk:Filmographies. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:05, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

American politics arbitration evidence[edit]

Hi. You contributed to a recent RFC about this topic area. This message is to notify you that the arbitration proceedings at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/American politics are underway, and evidence about all disruptive edits to articles within this topic is being accepted at the relevant case page. If you wish to submit evidence for the committee to consider in reaching its decision, please do so now. The evidence phase of the case ends soon, and evidence submitted after the deadline may not be considered. Further advice on submitting evidence, and what evidence the committee will accept, is linked at the top of the evidence page. Please contact me or the other drafting arbitrator if you require more time to submit evidence. Thank you. For the Arbitration Committee, AGK [•] 14:14, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Cher[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Cher. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:03, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:01, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:List of media adaptations of Journey to the West[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:List of media adaptations of Journey to the West. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:01, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for June 13[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Ambrosia (band), you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Mary Harris (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) 08:52, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:List of Game of Thrones characters[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:List of Game of Thrones characters. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:03, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Banter at AN/I[edit]

A statement as serious as this second sentence without any evidence (and even then it's up to interpretation) may just as well never have been put forth. I think you know this better than I do. All of my posts at AN/I within the past 24 hours either reek of "provide diffs", "let's move on" (in fact a conciliatory gesture), or are otherwise normal responses to the OP. Please reconsider. "My master, Annatar the Great, bids thee welcome!" 08:10, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

  • I want you to permanently stay off my talk page, thanks. Jusdafax 08:17, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
  • I'll honour that, but that was not polite in the slightest. "My master, Annatar the Great, bids thee welcome!" 08:21, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Template talk:MMFF[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Template talk:MMFF. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:04, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Lana Del Ray (album)[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Lana Del Ray (album). Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:01, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Steven Emerson[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Steven Emerson. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:01, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Disappearance of Madeleine McCann[edit]

Greetings! You have been randomly selected to receive an invitation to participate in the request for comment on Talk:Disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Should you wish to respond to the invitation, your contribution to this discussion will be very much appreciated! If in doubt, please see suggestions for responding. If you do not wish to receive these types of notices, please remove your name from Wikipedia:Feedback request service. — Legobot (talk) 00:03, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

A year and a half after you opposed my RfA[edit]

I am inviting you to leave me some feedback, 18 months after you opposed my RfA. Do you still believe I am not fit to be an admin? Do you believe I have been able to improve past the concerns you have brought up? Do not be afraid of being too harsh, I am specifically welcoming criticism as I believe it is the best way to improve and I am always looking to learn from my mistakes. I am particularly looking for feedback as to whether you have objections to myself lifting the self-imposed 1RR restriction I had agreed to towards the end of my RfA. If you don't have time to comment, don't fret it either, this is nothing I'll lose sleep over. :) ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  19:48, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Your signature[edit]

How do you make your signature look the way it does? AlanS (talk) 12:17, 21 July 2014 (UTC)