User talk:LessHeard vanU

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RETIRED
This user is no longer active on Wikipedia.


User rights[edit]

Further to your request, I have removed your admin rights and a Steward has done the same for oversight. Thank you for your efforts in both capacities. WJBscribe (talk) 22:09, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

(edit conflict) Hello. Per your request to be notified here this is to inform you that following WJBscribe's request at Meta I have removed your oversight-rights here. Thanks for your work. Should you have any questions feel free to contact me. You should still manage to unsubcribe from the relevant mailing lists/OTRS queues/IRC channels as I can't do that for you. Best regards. --MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:12, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
 ;( Best wishes, Mark. Br'er Rabbit (talk) (Jack) 22:15, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
Crap! Bishonen | talk 22:56, 9 July 2012 (UTC).
  • From me as well. Feel free to drop me a note or email anytime. All my best to you and your family. Thank you for everything over the years - it will always be remembered. — Ched :  ?  20:10, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
I echo Bish. Tex (talk) 13:23, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Beatles Mediation[edit]

FYI, I have added your name to the list of involved users at the Beatles Mediation. I hope you will agree to the mediation. ~ GabeMc (talk|contribs) 22:52, 25 July 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.
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  • 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 19:13, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Please do not post to my talk page ever again[edit]

This is your first formal warning. Please do not post to my talk page ever again. ~ GabeMc (talk|contribs) 20:28, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Please do not post to my talk page ever again (second formal request)[edit]

Here. This is your second formal request to never post to my talk page ever again. Here is the diff from the first request made less than 24 hours ago. Please read WP:HOUND and WP:HARASS. ~ GabeMc (talk|contribs) 22:12, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Per this diff, please see WP:NPA. ~ GabeMc (talk|contribs) 22:50, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

"Retired"[edit]

Retired editors do not harass other users. There was no reason for this post except to goad and push him, which is immature and uncivil. Ian.thomson (talk) 22:35, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

You will find that I am a resigned admin and oversighter also, and am pretty well versed in wiki policy - including WP:Consensus as well as WP:Harass - and guidelines (that would be WP:Wikilawyer in this instance...) As for my recent actions, uncivil certainly but immature...? No, I think not. Further, there was every reason - as GabeMc's reaction indicates.
However, the sport is over (fishing is no fun when you get a bite every cast) and GabeMc will think very carefully about writing on my talkpage regarding his pursuit of what he thinks consensus should be, rather than which had been demonstrated in every previous instance. LessHeard vanU (talk) 18:58, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Wikipedia:Confirmation bias bias confirmed[edit]

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MfD nomination of Wikipedia:Confirmation bias bias confirmed[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Wikipedia:Confirmation bias bias confirmed[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Wikipedia:Confirmation bias bias confirmed, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page appears to have no meaningful content or history, and the text is unsalvageably incoherent. If the page you created was a test, please use the sandbox for any other experiments you would like to do.

If you think that the page was nominated in error, contest the nomination by clicking on the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion" in the speedy deletion tag. Doing so will take you to the talk page where you can explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also visit the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but do not hesitate to add information that is consistent with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 17:39, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Bias[edit]

Huh? I never had the mop. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 02:52, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Oh, my mistake. I will have to do it the long way around. LessHeard vanU (talk) 12:22, 20 September 2012 (UTC)
  • LHvU, I can userfy this for you, if you'd like. Or, I could overturn the speedy deletion (clearly not nonsense, and renominated for a speedy after having been declined by a different admineditor), and reopen the MFD, but that would require me talking to people, and figuring out how to reopen an MFD. --Floquenbeam (talk) 19:07, 20 September 2012 (UTC)
Ah... As I recall, you cannot re speedy a declined request - you have to go through a full MfD (and as pointed out, G1 would not apply to a page that has had some history INCLUDING a "redirect for deletion" discussion). I am no longer up to speed, Floq, but I think you could overturn the deletion (or ask the deleting admin to do so) and simply open a new MfD noting the incorrect deletion and prior closure; full Deletion Requests are not limited by the fact a previous one had been held. Am I able to leave this with you? Also, someone might gently point out to the nominator and the admin concerned about checking the history of an article when making a CSD request - patent nonsense does not have prior discussions and especially not a refused request... 86.129.229.29 (talk) 20:18, 20 September 2012 (UTC)
Lol - I am still the same twonk... that is me, above (and it is a BT addy, which will change the moment my pc falls over or otherwise disconnects from the hinderweb!)LessHeard vanU (talk) 20:20, 20 September 2012 (UTC)
I've touched base with OrangeMike, and will notify you here when I start the new MFD. I may try to cheat, and just reopen the previous one, if only so I don't have to create a page called Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:Confirmation bias bias confirmed (2nd nomination). Hope you're well. --Floquenbeam (talk) 21:12, 20 September 2012 (UTC)
Page is undeleted, and MFD reopened at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:Confirmation bias bias confirmed. --Floquenbeam (talk) 21:43, 20 September 2012 (UTC)
I thank you - for being the admin I hoped you would be, as much as anything. I have not not "not voted" at the discussion. Mark (LessHeard vanU (talk) 21:31, 21 September 2012 (UTC))
Well that's a nice thing to say, thanks. I've followed your advice on my talk page a couple of times before, but something always comes along to suck me back in again, and I'll fall off the wagon. I think it's related to this: [1]; I start to lurk, then see someone doing something wrong, feel compelled to try to fix it, notice the 130,573 other things that are also wrong, feel compelled to try to fix them, and then realize I'm hooked again. Anyway, cheers. --Floquenbeam (talk) 22:41, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

Sadness[edit]

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Little LHvU "gently aghast": this is the best visual Bishzilla's imagination could come up with.

Imagination run riot at idea of much-missed little Little Heard "gently aghast" ! bishzilla ROARR!! (sadly not admin, can't read fine deleted article. :-(). 17:48, 20 September 2012 (UTC).

That my teeth were so numerous... LessHeard vanU (talk) 20:23, 20 September 2012 (UTC)
Hrair teeth, but only two horns. bishzilla ROARR!!, member of melancholy category, 22:09, 20 September 2012 (UTC).
What on earth would I do with two horns? LessHeard vanU (talk) 22:01, 21 September 2012 (UTC)
Ask Mrs LessHeard. Bielle (talk) 22:31, 21 September 2012 (UTC)
2 horns make for a nice rack to place your halo. Just a thought. — ChedZILLA 22:30, 28 September 2012 (UTC)
Oi! Gertcha!!LessHeard vanU (talk) 16:10, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

Information[edit]

I noticed your username commenting at an Arbcom discussion regarding civility. An effort is underway that would likely benifit if your views were included. I hope you will append regards at: Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Civility enforcement/Questionnaire Thank you for considering this request. My76Strat (talk) 09:37, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

I am retired, as noted; the aggressive use of WP:CIVILity in pursuing an agenda being one of the reasons the place became unfun to me. I hope the RfA brings some clarity to the issue, although I have my doubts. LessHeard vanU (talk) 10:25, 29 November 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for considering the request, and your kind manner of declining. I wish you the best and offer thanks for the contributions you made to this encyclopedia when it was more enjoyable for you. I'm sorry that it became a drag, for you, and too many others as well. Best regards, My76Strat (talk) 13:00, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Notice of change[edit]

Hello. You are receiving this message because of a recent change to the administrator policy that alters what you were told at the time of your desysopping. The effect of the change is that if you are inactive for a continuous three year period, you will be unable to request return of the administrative user right. This includes inactive time prior to your desysopping if you were desysopped for inactivity and inactive time prior to the change in policy. Inactivity is defined as the absence of edits or logged actions. Until such time as you have been inactive for three years, you may request return of the tools at the bureaucrats' noticeboard. After you have been inactive for three years, you may seek return of the tools only through WP:RFA. Thank you. MBisanz talk 00:20, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

  • LessHeard vanU, I'll be glad to block anyone you like on whatever pretext (with the exception of LadyofShalott and Moonriddengirl--everyone else is fair game), and I will do it CIVILly, of course. I hope the fish are biting; happy retirement. Drmies (talk) 01:44, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to reset the "zero edits in three incongruous years" count (do I get to choose which years are incongruous?) If I were to have participated in the really rather adult discussion linked to, I might have suggested added "mainspace" or even "substantial" after the word "zero" but I am not going to risk my own glorious and exalted (potential) return 2 years, 11 months and 4 weeks after my last insubstantial edit by bringing up this matter... LessHeard vanU (talk) 16:56, 4 December 2012 (UTC) nb. I will have to be extra careful to remember to log on, and not make the mistake of editing as an ip as I have in the few edits I have made since retiring.
  • Dear Dr Dreamie - I shall be abusing my own flags, once I have sneaked back in at the last moment, you can be sure! LessHeard vanU (talk) 16:56, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
There's plenty of children running amok that are in dire need of a good swift kick in the ass. Any and all assistance is appreciated. :) — Ched :  ?  01:10, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

TY[edit]

Thank you Mark, I am truly flattered. I was a bit shaky at the start - but I really do appreciate all the guidance you gave me back then as a positive role model. I will say that this place sorely misses your sage advice in so many different areas.

They say that confession is good for the soul, so I do have to admit one recent failing. I'm afraid that in my rushed attempts to "stick by my principles", I may have damaged a few "loyalty" issues. Hopefully I'll be able to find some roses, or perhaps a small town for Bishzilla and the crew to devour; perhaps it's a matter of timing.

Anyway - It really is great to see you pop in from time to time, and I'm honestly humbled by the compliment. I hope you and your family are doing great. All my best, — Ched :  ?  01:08, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Some people are defined by their principles, and some by their loyalties, but most by their efforts to balance the two (and the rest of that which makes us us). Those who call us friends allow for this, and the conflict that sometimes arises (because, hey, we have all been there.) 11:56, 10 March 2013 (UTC) ps. What is this about me being some expert in herb gardening?(belated signing...*sigh*)LessHeard vanU (talk) 16:46, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
now THAT is the what I miss. The "herb gardening" took me a second ... lol. Maybe I thought you were this guy? Saw a cute thing the other day that said: "You know you're getting old when all your houseplants are alive - but you can't smoke any of em". Not sure if you saw it or not, but there was actually a pretty cool "OMG" a while back. A "category" of "I wish LHvU, Bishonen, and Giano were still here". Ended up being a XfD and everything. (seems a whole bunch of folks with actual common sense walked away for a bit). I was mostly gone through all of 2010, so I did "get it". But I honestly thought at times that I wish I could just walk down to the local bar/tavern/pub and BS with ya. OK, honesty time: yea .. I'm trying to nudge ya back to getting in the game. Hey ... Bish did, Giano did .. get your ass back here dude. — Ched :  ?  07:01, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Always good...[edit]

... to see you here! I replied at my talk. Tvoz/talk 03:54, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Humble pie and other crap[edit]

I'm upset about this. There's a comment from me early on in the thread, uselessly. I've started to write a stronger piece, featuring references to Wikipedia:Editors have pride and Wikipedia:Unblocks are cheap, preparatory to personally unblocking Calton and a microsecond later handing in my tools under a cloud (just so as not to give them the pleasure of desysoping me), but you know what we'd get then, don't you? An RFAR with another thirty idiots yammering about the people Calton has supposedly "chased away" and ending in an arbcom indefblock where he'll certainly have to eat humble pie to ever get unblocked. Upping the stakes like that won't help anything. Too many idjits, too much consensus for idiocy. I'll just make my semibreak bigger and better and stop looking at that crap. Unfun place. You had it right. Bishonen | talk 16:03, 10 March 2013 (UTC).

You have mail. LessHeard vanU (talk) 16:26, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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balance
Thank you for your contributions that made people praise your integrity, resilience and diligence, for your balanced words on the balance between principles and loyalties, for "your ability to think against the flow", with "respect for those whose path you cross" - repeating: you are an [[[Wikipedia:WikiProject Quality Article Improvement/PumpkinSky Prize|awesome Wikipedian]] (30 April 2009)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:21, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, and well done for getting past my User Page Guardian without flinching. The above bauble will take its place on said page once current issues are resolved - whether I become active again or not. Again, thank you. LessHeard vanU (talk) 10:14, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

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Precious and missed

A year ago, you were the 426th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, I'd like to hear moar from you, unconditionally so ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 02:51, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

SPI[edit]

I am a little confused that you would think I am someone else. I really have not had a chance to look into the history of the user you suspect me of, I have been tied up in multiple real life engagements; holiday weekend, one of my best friends birthdays, along with moving into a place that I have just purchased. Given the number of offline engagements, my activities will be reduced until the dust settles down and I can get my life back into a semblance of normality. Werieth (talk) 13:12, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

If you are to look into the edit history of the other editor (and there is no imperative that you should) you will note the similarities of your editing times of the day, the areas of interest and how you conduct yourself in editing those areas, with that of the other editor. The account Betacommand is banned from participating on Wikipedia, and my focus is on determining whether that individual has tried to avoid their sanctions rather than investigate your account. I hope this helps. LessHeard vanU (talk) 18:03, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

TY[edit]

Thank you .. you are greatly missed my man. — Ched :  ?  05:11, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

ping[edit]

ygm .. you know how that works without the link. :) — Ched :  ?  16:39, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for all of you efforts in your improvements to Wikipedia. You have always been a valuable administrator and editor and I know how it feels when a good editor leaves. I hope you consider returning to Wikipedia soon. Good luck in your future endeavours. Best wishes and warmest regards, Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 05:49, 15 April 2013 (UTC)


A trophy just for you![edit]

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A trophy just for you! Bishonen | talk 13:06, 15 April 2013 (UTC).

Betacommand returneth[edit]

Not sure if you're going to get this due to your retirement, but I thought I'd let you know that, to those of use who remember him at least, it can no longer be in any doubt that Betacommand has returned, and is editing as Werieth (talk · contribs). The same beliefs, behaviours, interests, same apparent experience, and with no convincing defence at all from him, other than the fact he uploads a few non-free book covers (but funnily enough, only at times like these, as in literally a few seconds ago!, while simultaneously asking someone to shut me up). I know you filed an SPI in March, and I've been trying to progress a second filing (under the same link, but I'm having trouble in the face of the usual muppetts like TheRedPenOfDoom (talk · contribs) and Floquenbeam (talk · contribs), who wouldn't know a real threat to Wikipedia if it was staring them in the face and are only interested in blocking 'blatant socks' like me. As well as the usual corrupt NFCC hardline admins like BlackKite, who never wanted him banned in the first place and so are not exactly desperate for this investigation to proceed. Lots of people suspect, but like you, are finding the SPI process less than helpful. I've been trying to help Andy Dingley (talk · contribs) get the required evidence together, but I fear he's going to need an 'established user' like you to give him the info. I can only do so much while certain idiots think that blocking me is in the interests of Wikipedia. Formal Appointee Number 6 (talk) 00:51, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Well, yes, obviously... LessHeard vanU (talk) 22:06, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Glad Tidings and all that ...[edit]

Bolas navideñas.jpg FWiW Bzuk (talk) 23:48, 23 December 2013 (UTC)