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This picture is used to represent that skies can get dark where I live, but I'm used to it. The only difference is that I live on mountainous terrain. On top of that, 2009-2010 winter had almost no snow!

Source code (numerical alterations might be necessary):

<span style="position:absolute;top:380px;right:160px;z-index:-1">[[File:Grapes icon.svg|250px]]</span>
<span style="position:absolute;top:400px;right:0px;z-index:-1">[[File:Bananas.svg|200px]]</span>
<span style="position:absolute;top:425px;right:100px;z-index:-1">[[File:Apple unbitten.svg|150px]]</span>
<span style="position:absolute;top:500px;right:60px;z-index:-1">[[File:Fruit-cherries.svg|80px]]</span>
<span style="position:absolute;top:450px;right:100px;z-index:-1">[[File:Pear icon.png|256px]]</span>
<span style="position:absolute;top:550px;right:30px;z-index:-1">[[File:Tango-juice.svg|300px]]</span>

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Your recent edits[edit]

Hi there. In case you didn't know, when you add content to talk pages and Wikipedia pages that have open discussion, you should sign your posts by typing four tildes ( ~~~~ ) at the end of your comment. If you can't type the tilde character, you should click on the signature button Button sig.png located above the edit window. This will automatically insert a signature with your name and the time you posted the comment. This information is useful because other editors will be able to tell who said what, and when. Thank you! --SineBot (talk) 02:46, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

I see something like this as vandalism, myself.[edit]

It's blanking, too, but I see it as vandalism first. Moot point anyway; he was circling the drain at that point, I wasn't warning him for any reason other than to say 'I warned him'. HalfShadow 20:07, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Substituting basepagename with noincludes[edit]

I just tweaked placement of the basepagename in uw-ublock and the noincludes. If you place noincludes around just subst:, then on the template page it will display what it is going to do, and when you place it it will substitute the magic word. If you place it around the entire magic word template (<noinclude>{{subst:BASEPAGENAME}}</noinclude>) it will work exactly the same when the template is placed, but it will hide the display of the magic word functioning in the template because the magic word is no longer included. Cheers.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 23:43, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Re[edit]

oh im sorry its just that i dont know how to do that Saturn star (talk) 14:01, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

The picture I uploaded (that Rant one)[edit]

Your edit summary to my uploaded picture states that "see below has a purpose". I'm sorry, but when it comes to uploading images onto wikipedia, I am a noob. I added an FAL license to the image, but is there still something wrong with its current state? If so, then would you know what that fault with my picture is. I put the image on there for display purposes, as it is on a subpage of my main userpage. Thanks. Backtable Speak to meconcerning my deeds. 02:13, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

It didn't get automatically reverted, so it's probably good enough to last now. Thank you. Backtable Speak to meconcerning my deeds. 19:21, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Welcome![edit]

Hello, Mechamind90! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Button sig.png or using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! Tadijataking 15:14, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
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I hope it is not too late! :) --Tadijataking 15:15, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

I'm going way too fast. mechamind90 21:13, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

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You've been whacked with a wet trout.

Don't take this too seriously. Someone just wants to let you know you did something silly.

Greetings & thanks![edit]

Greetings Mechamind90 - thanks for the tweak!--Technopat (talk) 21:03, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

User talk:ILoveSky[edit]

Just to clarify for you, this user was not blocked based on their ip address. They were blocked because their editing pattern strongly suggests that they are a sockpuppet of a banned user. Click here for more information on this type of block. If you want to see an active block log on a particular user, you can just open their contributions and there will be a notice at the top if they are blocked that should include a specific reason, in this case it was the result of a case at WP:SPI. Beeblebrox (talk) 19:57, 17 May 2010 (UTC)


Sandbox clearing[edit]

I notice the bot account "cleared" the sandbox with a code that contains a non-existent template. Do you think it should be updated to the current one? mechamind90 03:32, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

It isn't supposed to be editing enwiki at all.  — mikelifeguard@enwiki:~$  22:50, 21 May 2010 (UTC)
(and I fixed it)  — mikelifeguard@enwiki:~$  23:06, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Appreciate tip on archiving. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Paulscrawl/Archive How stupid of me. Duh! Thanks. Paulscrawl (talk) 07:16, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks again for adding the link -- Paulscrawl (talk) 14:33, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

And thanks from me for the helpful hint about signing blocks. As you can probably tell, I rarely block anyone so I don't have the fine points at my fingertips. My note may have seemed cranky to you, but if you look at the edit history of my talk page and the recent spate of pornographic pictures being added, I think you'll probably understand. Accounting4Taste:talk 20:19, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Automated Issue[edit]

I noticed when you were tagging "Undoer" sockpuppets that you apparently tagged the main account as a sockpuppet of itself. I'm willing to bet that was semi-automated, so perhaps it could be modified to automatically recognize the sockpuppeteer instead and tag the rest as sockpuppets. mechamind90 03:39, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Ah yes, this is related to a semi-automated script that i use for blocking. It supports "Suspected sockpuppet" and "Confirmed sockpuppet", but does not allow you to tag someone as a puppet master directly. Most times i end unblocking and tagging the puppet master manually, but in this case i blocked them all as sock puppets since i was still busy searching if there has been an undoer account without a number. I forgot to switch the template afterwards. But indeed, a "puppetmaster" option would be neat. Excirial (Contact me,Contribs) 08:49, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Re Kool/Awesomesun[edit]

I agree; it seems to have stopped editing though. If it continues again, then we should open an SPI. Ncmvocalist (talk) 08:58, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

I already have a sandbox (my own one), but thx :)[edit]

Thanks for creating the user page, but T3h 1337 b0y already created a sandbox for me. 98.177.155.42 (talk) 05:17, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

The testbox[edit]

Are u saying you're the only one who can edit testbox? 98.177.155.42 (talk) 05:48, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

I more question.[edit]

I also wanna know if u instanly get blocked when you edit the page that said "MINE! DO NOT TOUCH." —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.177.155.42 (talk) 06:29, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

  • No, it's just a deterrent, although the edit probably will get reverted by an admin. mechamind90 06:31, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Editnotice for subpage[edit]

I created one for you at Template:Editnotices/Page/User:Mechamind90/testbox that is for User:Mechamind90/testbox. A red link appears on that page for a group notice, and I clicked and created one sample for you. However you may have to ask admins to do this. But you should be able to edit the one there now. Read WP:editnotice for how to ask for another one. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 10:57, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Testbox[edit]

I just wanna know if its ok to redriect the testbocx. 98.177.155.42 (talk) 20:05, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Good point...[edit]

To me, that "catch me if you can" sounded like a taunt either by a user who's been previously blocked or someone who isn't here to contribute. I can reduce the block and see what happens; it was a "judgement call" on my part. Thanks! --PMDrive1061 (talk) 14:25, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

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Hey Mechamind90, just letting you know that I replied to your questions on my talk page. Cheers! Tim1357 talk 22:41, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Template:Uw-block[edit]

Wow! I told the User Warning Project elders I was just going to pilot the meta block template on a few block templates, but you've really picked up the ball and run with it. Thanks for all your support with this project. Also, I noticed the creation of Template:Unblock-hard. I hope it's temporary, and can be eventually folded into the metatemplate. The metatemplate should be able to accomodate all the block templates eventually, even for anonymous users, with some more coding. --Bsherr (talk) 18:04, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

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Hi, mech. I think it's better to promote the single template Template:uw-block with the indef parameter in the documentation. All of the other specific issue block templates use the indef parameter, so I think it's actually more confusing that the generalized template, and only the generalized template, has a redirect for an indefinite block. The purpose of the parser functions is to reduce the need for multiple templates and redirects, so I think it's counterproductive to promote them. Thoughts? --Bsherr (talk) 04:29, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Great. Sorry about the accidental transclusion. I used braces instead of brackets by mistake (I thought I was in a template for a moment), but you'll see from the history that I saw my error and corrected it right away. Actually, the colon only matters for categories. --Bsherr (talk) 04:36, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

May I speedy G7 Template:uw-indefinite? I think it's an unlikely misnomer, since it doesn't have the word block in it. --Bsherr (talk) 04:50, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

  • I did it so no bad faith would be assumed. I was actually wondering myself but also considered if others thought it would be useful. mechamind90 04:53, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
    • Thanks. I do think indefblock is a good one. --Bsherr (talk) 05:03, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Mecha, what's the purpose of separating the "one the block expires" portion, please? --Bsherr (talk) 21:45, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

  • Specifically so that the templates can be changed with only one edit as opposed to going into each template one-by-one. mechamind90 21:48, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
    • Right, but why not keep it in uw-block? --Bsherr (talk) 21:50, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
      • I did that too. Since I'm trying to preserve some of the wording used in individual templates, there are occasions where metaback is not possible. mechamind90 21:52, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
        • I meant why transclude it into uw-block. Could you show me which template it doesn't work for? --Bsherr (talk) 21:55, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
          • Oh, it works for all of the ones it's on. However, some of the block templates do not transclude the uw-block itself. mechamind90 21:58, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
            • Ok. Fine for now, but let's see if we can get all the block templates on uw-block eventually. Calling multiple templates increases server load. Thanks for your work. --Bsherr (talk) 22:11, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

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um so you said my user name wasnt appropriate well being that i am jewish and cherokee i can and will call my self jewskin there is nothing any more derogatory about it than having the red skins baseball team, or the kc cheifs or seminoles where mind you a white guy rides a horse painted up like a moron doing "war calls" —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jewskin (talkcontribs) 20:01, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

User talk:69.181.249.92[edit]

A belated thank you for the template that now graces the top of my talk page. Thank you! 69.181.249.92 (talk) 17:17, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

User:SheaSheaShea/Sandbox[edit]

I don't know if it was your intention, but instead of deleting ("All remove images fail threshold of originality.") all of the images on that page, you restored them all. Please note that all non-free files are not allowed in user or talk space - your reversion of the bot edit restored the non-free images into the space where they are not allowed. Skier Dude (talk 01:18, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Copyright runs through the end of the year[edit]

In all countries I'm familiar with, copyright runs through the end of the year. The works of someone who died in 1940 will leave copyright in life+70 nations on January 1st, 2011.--Prosfilaes (talk) 06:50, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

And it's not life+70 in the US; see United_States_copyright_law#Duration_of_copyright for all the gruesome details, but basically works published more than 95 years ago (again, rounded up to the end of the year) or prior to 1923 (out of copyright before the last extension) are out of copyright in the US.--Prosfilaes (talk) 07:00, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
No, it's not life+70 in the US. Please read The US Copyright Office's circular on the duration of copyright or Cornell University's summary of the duration of US copyright. The only cases where it's life+70 is where the work was first published after 2002.--Prosfilaes (talk) 17:00, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

My article was delted despite positive comments from yourself[edit]

I logged in to Wikipedia today to find that my article was deleted by 'Mean as Custard' despite receiving positive comments from yourself. I am very new to Wikipedia and don't know how to change my profile name but was getting round to finding out how. I didn't even know how to ask you how to do it. In fact, I'm still not sure if they way I'm asking a question now will work. Is there a way to recover my deleted article and if so, can you please give me some more comments and information on how to change my profile name. Many thanks, Philip ( Ccarewiki (talk) 10:18, 6 September 2010 (UTC) )

Category:World Scout images that should be in SVG format[edit]

Thank you for the cat! Does that mean you will be helping us knock these out? (I hope I hope fingers crossed)--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 14:21, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

  • I guess so. I don't really know how to convert such images to SVG, but I do know how to place them in different categories. mechamind90 14:29, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Clerk elections[edit]

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well if thats the limit ok[edit]

but I hope im like on the very edge of the limit like batman is 188.222.227.22 (talk) 23:02, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Block no talk[edit]

Hi Mecha. You're doing great stuff. Thanks for it. I'm concerned, however, that the block-no-talk template and parameter in the metatemplate will usually contravene the blocking policy. The blocking policy states, "editing of the user's talk page should only be disabled in the case of continued abuse of the talk page." Therefore, it's never permissible to disable talk page editing at the time the block is instituted. Doing so will always be subsequent action. I'm concerned that admins seeing the option in this template will be encouraged to enable it from the start. We should instead develop a new template designed to be used subsequent to one of our uw-block templates, similar to Template:Unblock talk-revoked, but without the unblock part. What do you think? --Bsherr (talk) 00:22, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

I can only think of one situation when it might be appropriate to revoke the tp from the start. That's when the reason for the block in the first place is misconduct on the user's tp. We could design a template to address that. --Bsherr (talk) 00:30, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
Yes, that's exactly what I meant by the above. Before they're initially blocked. --Bsherr (talk) 00:33, 20 September 2010 (UTC)


Note[edit]

Contact me on my talk if you need any further clarification. Cheers. Wifione ....... Leave a message 06:44, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Materialscientists[edit]

Autoblock disabled (Love your editnotice!) Daniel Case (talk) 14:34, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the compliment! mechamind90 14:37, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Al Lohman picture[edit]

Thanks for the assist on the licensing rationale. Appreciate it. Regards, --Manway (talk) 15:26, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

Anontools[edit]

Hi. I was wondering, along with Mufka here, the reason behind that change. Thanks in advance. -- Mentifisto 16:55, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

Template:Vandalism information[edit]

Hi Mechamind. When you updated the {{Vandalism information}} template with this edit, you forgot to change the signature from me to you. So, with this edit, I put it in for you. Thanks! — SpikeToronto 18:17, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

  • If that's the case, thanks! mechamind90 18:50, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
If that’s the case? The diffs show us that it was. It’s just that it was not my report and so should not have my name attached. It was your report and so should have your name attached. My report was from 10 hours earlier. Thanks! — SpikeToronto 18:58, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
By "If that's the case", I'm referring to requiring a signature even when you aren't changing the text outside of the level number itself. mechamind90 18:59, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
Ah! I misunderstood. Thank you so much for clearing that up! As for the signature, yes it is required whenever the “report” is changed. Thanks! — SpikeToronto 19:36, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

Just wanted to alert you that I altered the welcome and warning notice that you left for User:Iit powai37 as it included a personal attack in the article name (which I deleted) and I didn't think it would good to leave it on the user's talk page. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 06:58, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

I can live with that. mechamind90 07:00, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

Template:Defban[edit]

Hi Mechamind. I redirected Template:Defban because, as written, it misstates Wikipedia policy. Users who defame are blocked, not immediately banned. Bans are actually so rare that a customized message is often warranted, besides that the user often has notice of the ban discussion, and doesn't at this point need the instructions. Regards. --Bsherr (talk) 13:37, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

You'll probably get more attention by notifying one of the users who worked on the template years ago and is still on Wikipedia since the past month. mechamind90 15:19, 10 November 2010 (UTC)
I'm not sure which user you mean, but feel free to notify any users you please. Thanks. --Bsherr (talk) 15:33, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Wrong image[edit]

Rainbow trout transparent.png Whack!

You've been whacked with a wet trout.

Don't take this too seriously. Someone just wants to let you know you did something silly.

I trout myself for tagging the wrong image for {{db-f8}}. mechamind90 06:55, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

Signatures on block notices[edit]

I just noticed that you moved the signatures to outside of the block notice box. The resulting change makes the notice look very odd to me. Was there a discussion on moving the signature outside of the box? I see discussions on modifying the entire notice format, but nothing on the signature location. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 07:36, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

  • Speaking of odd, not all signatures appear to be the same size. Although I do see why you changed it back if some signatures containing incomplete code (such as only one ''' in it). mechamind90 14:49, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
I didn't change it back, Fuhghettaboutit did, though I agree with the change back. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 16:19, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
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Pound image[edit]

Could you say why you think this is PD in the U.S.? What matters is when it was published, not taken, or when the author died. SlimVirgin talk|contribs 05:45, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Hey I broke the wiki[edit]

And you still gave me a trout. Xmas Eve supper - yum yum. Watch me next year, it's a toss up whether I'll block myself first or delete the mainpage :) Srsly, the instruction says to remove the template not change it (it probably comes from the days before the bot), so it needs changing at some point. Felice Natividad --Elen of the Roads (talk) 17:35, 25 December 2010 (UTC) (PS, where on earth are you that's had no snow?)

Yeah, I'm honestly not sure why there's the {{noadminbacklog}} tag to which the bots which when there's no backlog. Given that each change seems to be determined by line, I figure that removing the tag would be more efficient too. Of course, the HBC helperbots would need to be reprogrammed a little bit. mechamind90 18:07, 25 December 2010 (UTC)

Cael Barrow[edit]

Hi. This article had a PROD, due to expire in two days time, on the ground that what it claimed could not be verified and was a probable hoax. You removed that PROD, and my PROD2, with edit summary "Clearing for BLP-prod." That seems a pointless exercise which will leave this nonsense up for another unnecessary eight days. I am minded to restore the original PROD; the rules say that may be done only if the removal was "clearly not an objection to deletion." So my question is, was your removal of this PROD an objection to deletion on the grounds stated - unverifiable, likely hoax? JohnCD (talk) 10:36, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

On second thoughts, I have restored the original PROD. This would be improper only if your removal was "an objection to deletion" - if so, let me know, and I will dePROD again and probably AfD. JohnCD (talk) 11:29, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Reply[edit]

Hi there MECHAMIND, VASCO from Portugal here,

regarding this message you sent to my anon account (please see here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:217.129.65.5#January_2011) - the IP is standard by the way, so i'm easily traceable - i'll say the following:

i'm growing ever so tired of vandalism and poor kids who have nothing better to do than ruin other people's work (no one forces me to edit at the site, that's true, i do it because i want to help and be occupied), so some of my summaries leave a lot to be desired (hysterics, aggressiveness, etc), have to work on those substantially, it's against site policy.

Sorry for any incovenience, happy weekend - --Vasco Amaral (talk) 17:47, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

  • No worries. I'm actually surprised nothing has really happened in my classroom at my college yet. I'm the only one who has edited there anonymously. mechamind90 20:08, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

File:Kresge College.jpg[edit]

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I was just about to remove the image from the article, and you beat me to it! Thanks! szyslak (t) 08:29, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Removal of non-free license tags[edit]

I just noticed that you removed the non-free license tags on several images (example) - I was curious why. Kelly hi! 20:32, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

We have not confirmed that they are non-free images, and some of the images you tagged are not sufficiently creative enough to be identified as non-free (at least not yet). mechamind90 22:49, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
All of the photos are derivative works. Or are you saying that the uploaders hold, for instance, the copyrights to beer label designs? Kelly hi! 23:06, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
ANI thread here. Kelly hi! 23:15, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Copyright violation[edit]

This edit was particularly ill advised. I came across this why helping clearing out the copypaste categories and was a little shocked by this edit. Although I had the benefit of someone pointing out where it was copied from to me I can't imagine it would have been too hard to find given that the page was linked from in the article. I know this was some time ago (about a year) and you may not have acted in that way now but, as copyright violations are such a serious issue, I thought it worth dropping you a note, even after all this time, to point out that this was far from the ideal way to deal with a possible copyright violation. (I've now tagged the article as G12 so in case it's deleted before you read this an IP had replaced the text with "All content of padayani page was copied from other website. this was a violation of copy right act. Because the page was removed." and then you restored about 24Ks worth of copyvio text). Dpmuk (talk) 00:06, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

  • Have you notified the IP of a way that any future edits could not be mistaken for vandalism? I do admit to it being my mistake, though. mechamind90 00:19, 9 February 2011 (UTC)
    • That IPs only edits were to that article and were a year ago so there seems little point. I have, however, watchlisted there talk page in case they return. Sorry if I came across as blaming you too much - I can struggle to write messages like that at times. Dpmuk (talk) 00:24, 9 February 2011 (UTC)
  • The only thing I would suspect is that you immediately told me after you noticed it. Don't worry about it though, I'm fine. mechamind90 00:27, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Image uploaded but not yet in full use[edit]

Hello

You have marked an image file that I have uploaded, File:CoverIssueChemicalScience.jpg, for speedy deletion as it is not yet in use. However, the image is being used on a friend's user page, as they are creating an article to upload. Can you please remove the speedy deletion tag, otherwise I will have to re-upload the file again in a few days when my friend finishes off her article and creates it live in WP? Thank you. 3JSHMerryPippin (talk) 20:07, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

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Thanks for your recent contributions! Mike Restivo (talk) 19:17, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Naotlogophoto.png[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Naotlogophoto.png. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of "file" pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Skier Dude2 (talk) 06:31, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Stability eqn.jpg[edit]

Zap it, it has served its purpose. --Wtshymanski (talk) 14:38, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Filter 391[edit]

I don't recall specifically why I set it to private to be honest. I'm not sure it's necessary; I don't think vandals would actually go and check to see which infobox fields the filter doesn't cover. (In fact, I was thinking of hockey and football players but one of the first edits to be caught was to a porn star's bio, IIRC.) Anyways, should I remove the private setting? Maxim(talk) 01:01, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

Tarkett[edit]

You have undone an edit on the new Tarkett corporate site, reverting it back to a page previously posted. This page does no longer show actual data and must no longer be featured. The new Tarkett page has been posted on behalf of Tarkett S.A. in France. Please do no longer intervene on this page directly as it is from now on centrally managed from inside our Group. For any comments or suggestions please contact me via my talk page. Many thanks for your understanding and best regards, BBPMB

Subst in block reason[edit]

Thanks for the note; I copy and paste from Wikipedia:Template messages/User talk namespace which subst all of them! Brookie :) - he's in the building somewhere! (Whisper...) 08:20, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Re: You left out a period[edit]

Oh, thanks for catching that! I fixed it now. -MegastarLV (talk) March 2011

Calculator icon rename[edit]

I put your rename on hold for the moment. It looks to me like, in November 2009, Silvergoat uploaded a Windows 7 icon onto a Vista-titled file. This would technically be inappropriate. What I propose, then, is that 1. the File:Calculator_Vista_Icon.png be reverted to the April 2007 upload, 2. the Windows 7 icon be re-uploaded to the file name you suggested (Calculator Windows 7 Icon.png), and 3. the two Windows 7 uploads be tagged for deletion. The Calculator (Windows) article image link should be updated, and if no article requires the Vista icon anymore, the whole thing will be tagged {{db-f5}} as unused non-free. It doesn't make sense to me to move the whole history over to a Vista Icon.png file, because that would mean moving a Windows 7 icon to a Vista Icon file. What I outlined above should be rather simple to implement, and a {{rename}} isn't required. – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 16:32, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for re-sizing the image of the trollface at Troll (Internet)[edit]

I think making it smaller was a big improvement; wish I'd thought of doing that myself! betsythedevine (talk) 09:56, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Category:Jaydan Vinayagan[edit]

It's not an empty category (well, it is now, because I removed the vandalism the category's creator added to the referenced page), it's a vandalistic template that now no longer contains content. But it was created, probably by the person of the same name, to promote them at the college they attend. 216.93.212.245 (talk) 05:49, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

OK, whatever works to get rid of the stupid thing.  :) 216.93.212.245 (talk) 05:51, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

Re: Your userpage[edit]

It appears to be blank, but the page history says the blank version is 141,816 bytes in size (and another blank one before that was 731,640 bytes)? I don't know what happened unless it's not actually blank when you look at it. If you really want it blank, it should be able to say "empty" for file size.

I also notice there's no banner up above saying "This page is 141 kilobytes long". This really confuses me. mechamind90 22:34, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

It it filled with an invisible, zero-width Unicode control character.
Look at any long page you like, and you'll notice there is no "This page is X kilobytes long" on any of them. This is because the message was removed from MediaWiki eight months ago. Apparently, nobody here has noticed this yet. Gurch (talk) 08:04, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Thank you for all of the work you do here. You should be an admin, though I suspect if you ran people'd say you don't have enough mainspace edits. Soap 17:40, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the compliment. Being an admin though probably requires a little bit more work than I could handle. mechamind90 18:14, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Copy-paste move[edit]

Back in March you copied the contents of the article Tarkett to User:BBPMB/Tarkett, with the edit summary "Move BBPMB version to userspace." That was a long while ago, and it may be that by now you know why that sort of thing can cause problems, but in case you don't I thought it better to tell you. The article has subsequently been deleted, and it seems likely that the userspace copy may soon be returned to mainspace as an article. Unfortunately, copying and pasting as a way of moving content is not acceptable, as it loses the editing history. The editing history needs to be kept for several reasons, including the need for copyright attribution of past edits. Also, if the userspace copy had been copied back to the article earlier, with the article still undeleted, it could have had the side effect of reverting constructive edits made in the meanwhile to the article. Worse still, sometimes when this sort of thing is done, both the original article and the copy of it are edited, and later the (now changed) copy is merged back to the original article. The article is then edited again. The end result of such a sequence of events can be a hopeless mess in which it is impossible to tell who made what edits, as what appears in the editing history to be an edit by a named editor is in fact a jump from one copy of the article to the other one, including changes which were not made by that editor at all. If an article is to be userfied with a view to being edited and later returned as an article then it should be done by using the "move page" facility, not by copying and pasting. On this occasion no significant problem has been created, as (1) luckily I managed to realise what had happened, an (2) little further editing took place to the article before it was deleted, and the userspace copy was not edited until after that deletion, so if the userfied copy is restored as an article it will not be too difficult to merge the relevant editing histories, but it could easily have been a different story. JamesBWatson (talk) 09:28, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

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RE: User:KoshVorlon/JFF[edit]

Thanks for noticing my failure to close this template. I stand trouted !

@-Kosh► Talk to the VorlonsMoon Base Alpha-@ 19:56, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Images in user notices/warnings with suppressed image link[edit]

Hi,
I just noticed that you suppressed the image links of the icons in Huggle's and ClueBot NG's (and maybe others?) user notices a while back (e.g. diff).
While that is an improvement in principle, in my understanding suppressing the image link is a license violation if the image is not in the public domain. Could you please revisit those templates and either restore the link or, what I'd prefer, replace the image with one that is in the public domain? I believe the uw-* warnings use PD versions of those images, like File:Ambox warning pn.svg.
Thanks, Amalthea 12:31, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

  • I won't be finding new images, so the links might as well be restored. mechamind90 17:05, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Mflow logo 600x600.png[edit]

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Skier Dude (talk) 04:25, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Unblock abusive[edit]

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