User talk:KieferSkunk

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Discussions cleared[edit]

Just noting that I have cleared my discussion list from this page - please see the archives if you'd like to read prior discussions. — KieferSkunk (talk) — 18:51, 21 October 2013 (UTC)


Now you understand the level of bias that exists and how supporters of the Mega Drive name feel when we make any attempt to fix the article and it's name heh. Enjoy your wikibreakTechnotopia (talk) 23:50, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

No good deed goes unpunished.[edit]

This is what happens when you walk the straight and narrow path. Both extreme sides are then angry with you. Do you have Skype?--SexyKick 00:45, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Afraid I don't, sorry. Feel free to send me an email via my contact link here, tho. — KieferSkunk (talk) — 01:01, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

So, it's over...[edit]

I just got back off my work rotation, and read the discussions and my talk page note. I was rather surprised, but I'll respect your wish not to talk about it. If I may suggest one thing, though: It's a great idea to go on a Wikibreak every now and then, and clear your head, but please, don't do something stupid and leave Wikipedia because you lose the will to contribute to something important to you. I was retired for six years because I made that mistake, and gave up altogether instead of just trying to do something I enjoyed. Trust me, it wasn't fun after a while, wanting to come back but just not having the heart to do so after walking away feeling disgraced. On the plus side, Wikipedia does have 4.2 million articles; there are plenty more to write. Perhaps this is a chance to do that 1993 hearings on video game violence article we had discussed, or something else that generates your interest. Come back from wikibreak soon; there's still plenty to be had here and I'm sure I wouldn't mind renominating you for adminship once you're ready to have the mop back again. Thanks, Red Phoenix build the future...remember the past... 05:14, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

I totally agree with Red on this. When things get too tense in one article, I move to another (all this Genesis stuff popped up while I was busy IRL, hence very little input during it from me). I love doing this too much, and it's not something I want to throw away because of a tiff in one particular place. Your skills are too valuable to lose to the project. Take some time away, but not too long. There are many other articles that could use your touch to get them to GA- or even FA-status. --McDoobAU93 05:41, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
I appreciate the encouragement, guys, I really do. But the Genesis article is far from the only place where I've put up with more than enough arguments, bickering and pain. So my decision to just throw up my hands and say "fuck it" was long in coming. As you've seen, it's driving me bonkers, and I really just can't handle it anymore.
To be perfectly honest, I do have a lot of other things to do, most of which are arguably much more important. I need to go focus on those things now, and stop letting Wikipedia dominate my time and energy. I'm not necessarily going to leave Wikipedia entirely, but I am going to make a point to avoid any further contentious arguments of any sort, at least for the time being. — KieferSkunk (talk) — 06:09, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
"For the time being" works ... take some "you" time, of course. See you soon! --McDoobAU93 14:51, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
I hope it is "for the time being", it'll be great to see you back fully refreshed when you're ready. I do want to say thank you, and have acknowledged you on my recognitions page. Thanks, Kiefer. Red Phoenix build the future...remember the past... 02:39, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
I share these sentiments as well. Skunks rule!--SexyKick 03:38, 23 October 2013 (UTC)


Hey KieferSkunk. I know you wish not to be involved with Sega Genesis anymore, but I thought I'd let you know it's now at featured article candidates and I've added a statement of recognition in the nomination for your contributions to the article. Thanks, Red Phoenix build the future...remember the past... 16:52, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. Good luck with the FAC - you're doing good. :) I decided to check in on things briefly today, and I'm glad to see that at least some of the controversy is dying down, finally, but it looks like even at the FAC, there are issues with the awkwardness that the article's title imposes on the rest of the article. Hopefully everyone can come to an agreement on that. — KieferSkunk (talk) — 18:34, 30 November 2013 (UTC)