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Thanks for spam deletion at RSS (file format)

I'm glad you caught this one [1]. I traced back to see who had left it, but got into a maze of twisty little edits. Also it's confusing as to what is and is not legit on that page. EdJohnston 04:32, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Your bot removed non-vandal material

Just a heads up, the edits made by 66.159.194.193 was not in fact vandalism on the Dave, Shelly, and Chainsaw article, and I have reverted it back to its previous state. Just to let you know. Raderick 11:55, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

Sorry about that, and it wasn't a bot that did that by the way, just me not thinking straight it seems. Oh well, all fixed now, so no harm done. Thanks for telling me as well, cheers! Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 12:07, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

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About edit counter

Hello, seems that this tool should be fixed to convert spaces to "_" before searching DB: compare

http://www.cohepso.com/mike/edit/?name=Edward_Chernenko&wiki=en.wikipedia&count=count

and

http://www.cohepso.com/mike/edit/?name=Edward+Chernenko&wiki=en.wikipedia&count=count

results, second one not works. Thank you. Edward Chernenko 12:10, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Ok, thanks for telling me :) I'll fix it up this afternoon, should be simple enough. Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 01:40, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
Done, it now shows the same result for both those links. Again, thanks for telling me about the bug, your help is greatly appreciated :-) Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 08:00, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

MWT

I saw you doing some RCP with MWT.. can you are you allowed to use that at school.. Also.. saw some more vandalism almost around the same time from my favourite AbRep :P — Deon555talkReview 02:33, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Short answer: No, Long answer: There was a substitute teacher and I just had to do some reverting :) Longer answer: There was a substitute teacher in both the English class and the IT class, so I did some swapping, I usually only have IT on Wednesday and Friday (And I use Wikipedia on both those days - most of my edits yesterday are from school even) Also... wow... 35,000+ hours in blocks is a long time, glad I have an account, or I would, In all likeliness, be completely f***d :D Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 07:00, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
Lol! excellent way to put it :P I'm slowly working through those AbRep's i'm only done like 3 so far.. hard work :|.. It's gonna be fun getting the reply from the CEO :P — Deon555talkReview 23:39, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

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Added here, removed here. Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 23:18, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

My RfA

Denver Lightning.jpg Hello Mike! Thank you for supporting me during my recently concluded RfA, which succeeded with a final tally of 77/2/0. I hope I live up to the confidence you have shown. I'm still exploring the new tools, so feel free to tell me of any mistakes I might make. In case you need help with anything, just leave me a message. Thanks again!--thunderboltz(Deepu) 10:53, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

Edit Counter

At long last ... an Edit Counter that actually works! If I did not already have a full house of children, I would have another and name it after you!! You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar! --Kralizec! (talk) 21:50, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

Hehe,thanks :D Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 03:39, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

A very Californian RfA thanks from Luna Santin

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Thanks for your support in my not-so-recent RfA, which succeeded with a final tally of (97/4/4)! I've never been able to accept compliments gracefully, and the heavy support from this outstanding community left me at a complete loss for words -- so, a very belated thank you for all of your kind words.

I have done and will continue to do the utmost to serve the community in this new capacity, wherever it may take me, and to set an example others might wish to follow in. With a little luck and a lot of advice, this may be enough. Maybe someday the enwiki admins of the future will look back and say, "Yeah, that guy was an admin." Hopefully then they don't start talking about the explosive ArbComm case I got tied into and oh what a drama that was, but we'll see, won't we?

Surely some of you have seen me in action by now; with that in mind, I openly invite and welcome any feedback here or here -- help me become the best editor and sysop I can be.

Again, thank you. –Luna Santin


Hehe, 43 days, is your internet that slow? ;) Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 12:25, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
That's, um, secret Cabal priviledged information. Level six. Very sekrit. Luna Santin 12:29, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

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Hello

Thanks for leaving the message about the Delia article. I think this was one of my colleagues - I have passed your comments on to him, an asked him to stop vandalising pages. Kouros 10:41, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Reverting your userpage

Yep, removed some vandalism. Don't have to thank me for it, but I appreciate the gesture anyway. Thank YOU for the opportunity to revert it! :P thadius856talk 04:43, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you muchly for your assistance. Everything's working fine now. Roaming27 06:07, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

I should learn to refresh my screen before I ask for help, sorry. Roaming27 06:09, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

thanks for the barnstar

Thanks a quintillion :) TehKewl1 07:53, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

{{helpme}} on User_talk:89.241.147.85

Hiya Mike, Yes, I normally replace the helpme's with the {{tl}}'d version, just so it stays on the page and looks pretty :) Thanks for removing them.. I still don't get what either of them want :P — Deon555talkReview 10:29, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

heh, I'd do that too most of the time, only I figure you'd be befuddled if you clicked the "last change" button and saw "fucking {{helpme}} {{helpme}} {{helpme}}". That's something I wouldn't want to have us lose any potential editors over. Oh well, 'tis only a small isuue, have a nice evening over there as well :) It's actually gotten quite cold all the way up this bloody mountain (*turns on heater*) ;) Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 10:34, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

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Esperanza User Page Award

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Congratulations, MichaelBillington, you have been nominated for the Esperanza User Page Contest! The judges have received the fifteen entries, and are ready to start judging. The judges will take a week to complete the judging process, and they will contact all the participants when the judging is done.


Please drop by the contest page for contest updates and questions. Take care, and good luck! Daniel.Bryant T · C ] 09:39, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Congratulation for the nomination, although I believe the user page still needs some work. Michaelas10 (T|C) 17:35, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Have a barnstar

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I, Michaelas10, hereby award you this da Vinci Barnstar for creating your much appreciated edit counter. Michaelas10 (T|C) 17:30, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Duplicate warning

Hi. I noticed that you were a victim of the duplicate-warning-wrath on User talk:71.72.21.95. Here, this might serve as compensation. :-) Cheers.--Húsönd 01:44, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

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I award you this barnstar for your excellent vandal fighting skills. Best regards. Húsönd 01:44, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

:o Sick as!

Nice userpage, man! And I see it's even been nom'd for Esperanza's Userpage award. Good stuff! :D — Deon555talkReview 23:00, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

PS just saw your last message, talk about cold today! It must have been freeezing up the top of that hill ;) But knowing the school I'm sure there'd be top-class heating in the yr9 campus... — Deon555talkReview 23:10, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Melbourne Meetup

Hiya Mike, thanks for the note, I'll be sure to take a look. You going? — Deon555talkReview 08:49, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Probably, of course it depends on transport/time/costs, but in all likeliness, yes, I'll be there. Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 08:52, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Nominated for adminship

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Thank you

Thank you for the barnstars! They were just what I needed at this time. Have a wonderful day! --Kf4bdy talk contribs 09:35, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Hello

I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for having a sense of humour and for encouraging others. If you hadn't dropped me that Barnstar all those months ago, who knows how much time I could have spent on keeping my job and my marriage I probably would have hardly contributed any more. So thanks. Especially from my ex-boss. The bit about my marriage isn't true. I don't need Wikipedia to screw that up.--Dweller 18:46, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:2006 census Australia.png)

Thanks for uploading Image:2006 census Australia.png. I notice the 'image' page currently specifies that the image is unlicensed for use on Wikipedia 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 under fair use (see our fair use policy).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' 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 "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that any fair use images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Kavadi carrier 23:41, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

A far higher quality image was uploaded to take its place in the Census in Australia article, so this one is redundant, see Image:2006 Australian Census front.png, thanks. Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 06:25, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Help wanted

Hello Michael

Thanks for offering to help me.

I have attempted to create a biographical article about myself as a writer, which has been deleted (almost immediately) as "non-notable". One reason given is that a Google of my name produces only 169 hits. How many Google hits would one one need to have a bio article about onself in the encylopedia section of Wikipedia?

I will meantime out my bio on my User page (I am new to Wikipedia so I'm a dumb newbie) but I believe I should be able to have a short entry. I have published magazine and books (verifiable), I am cited in encylopedias (print) etc.

Any advice you can give would be appreciated. Thankuou. Leigh Blackmore

The reason it was deleted was not just an issue of encyclopaedic notability, but also one of writing about yourself, which is discouraged on WIkipedia, due to the problems it causes with maintaining a neutral point of view. If you are notable, then sooner or later somebody will write an article about you. I hope this answers your question. Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 03:25, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Vandals

Hey Michael, I didn't bring this up during your RfA because you created the page in May and haven't edited it since, but I consider this page really inappropriate and I would strongly urge you to db-author it and keep it on your hard drive or somewhere off-Wiki. Aside from defamation issues, it's really not appropriate to be listing out the real life names of minors you think are vandals along with information that narrows their location down to a particular school. As you can see, Googling their names pulls up your page [2]. I hope you don't mind me bringing this up but I feel quite strongly that this page needs to go off-wiki. Cheers, Sarah Ewart (Talk) 11:16, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Hm, I thought I had that deleted months ago, oh well, tagged now, so should be gone shortly. Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 11:21, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
Thanks Michael, I appreciate that. I went ahead and deleted it. Sarah Ewart (Talk) 11:37, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Delta Blues

Ok, I'm done with my Delta Blues WikiGnoming ... Steve 05:09, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Whoa, I don't know about you but at my end that was *not one* edit conflict. [3] Anyway, nice article now, so thanks for your gnoming :D Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 05:15, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
Hey, what does interwiki do? what happened to that link? Steve 06:07, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
It now appears on the left, under 'in other languages' Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 06:13, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
Ok, now I'm *definitely* done. I'm pleased with finding the Japanese article and pic, and adding the infobox. The article looks pretty schmick now. Steve 06:48, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
Wow, that article has come a long way from the 2 sentence stub I wrote to fix a growing number of red links - impressive! Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 06:52, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
I guess that's the power of Wikipedia ... Does the article still count as a stub? 203.221.18.130 12:30, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
Oops, that was me ... I have a question about NPOV on Delta Blues' discussion page Steve 12:45, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

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ja interwiki link

As requested: ja:デルタブルース

I've added the interwiki redirect to the ja: page.

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HRE

I noticed you left him a message. Thought you might like to know he's now User:PaxEquilibrium.--estavisti 09:54, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Ah, thanks for that, I had no idea he'd gotten a new username again :-) Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 10:12, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Unblock request

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Your request to be unblocked has been granted for the following reason(s):

Autoblock of 61.69.12.20 lifted.

Request handled by:  Netsnipe  ►  03:58, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for that :) Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 04:00, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Our favourite IP range

Justice may have been served :P
[4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9]. Note the duration :) That should fix em for a while. Thanks for your help with IPs et al — Deon555talk 20:44, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, I saw that, unfortunately I couldn't edit however (note above unblock request) Oh well, al fixed now, back to work, with one less shared IP range to worry about for 2 years. :D Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 02:40, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

:DI may as well tear up those AbRep's now :PDeon555talk 00:24, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks

I don't mind at all, thanks for keeping my user page up to date during a short absence :-) Stu Hacking talk 21:19, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

(Untitled)

My friend has prepared really nice illustration of the recipe which is great for public knowledge, that is why I would like to put it as an external link. It is not a spam. The current entry at wikipedia is insufficient and incomplete and it doesn't even covers the range of pakora which are possible. I am relatively new to wikipedia, do you have any guideline on including useful external links. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.250.155.196 (talk) 09:11, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes, we have guidelines on external linking, and you may also want to read this one (specifically the 'how not to be a spammer' part), I hope this answers your question. Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 09:14, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the information Michael. I just made couple of entries today and I you gave last warning, while I didn't even see your other warnings. You are a tough man. I shall try to follow the guidleines in future and I may be able to contribute quite a bit in food section where lots of articles are stab. This last warning lasts for lifetime or will you be nice enough to revoke it? Thanks.

Thanks

Thanks for the information Michael. I just made couple of entries today and I you gave last warning, while I didn't even see your other warnings. You are a tough man. I shall try to follow the guidleines in future and I may be able to contribute quite a bit in food section where lots of articles are stab. This last warning lasts for lifetime or will you be nice enough to revoke it? Thanks.

Toolserveraccount

Hello MichaelBillington/Archive3, please send your real-name, your prefered login-name and the public part of your ssh-key to Zedler-admins.png. We plan to create your account soon then. --DaB.

ASCII Barnstar

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I hereby give you this ASCII Barnstar for vastly improving the ASCII art article. --ZeroOne (talk | @) 16:41, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
Wow thanks, I wasn't expecting a barnstar for chainsaw-ing 20kb off an article (I was half expecting AntiVandalBot to revert it even). Thanks again. :D Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 03:15, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

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That's done it now. My new obsession is confirmed.The Boy that time forgot 21:38, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

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cool deal

michael, your counter is great. how about letting us query other languages too? thanks! Aaronbrick 01:51, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Ccurrently, just by changing the language code in the address bar you can count the number of edits for a user on any MediaWiki that resides in a .org domain. The by-namespace breakdown of edits however only works if the namespaces are either not yet localised or the names are hard coded into it (which I am currently working on) Is there any specific wiki you'd like me to get to first?, the whole lot may take me several weeks (unless of cource I automate it, which I probably will) Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 08:10, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Regarding block of 208.108.91.156 (talk · contribs · WHOIS)

I noticed you recently indefinitely blocked an IP address indefinitely after only one prior block. This is generally not a good thing, my understanding is that blocks go: a few hours, a few days, a week, a month, a few months, a year, and then indefinite. Note this is different to user accounts, which can be blocked indefinitely after only a few edits, or before any at all. Is there any particular reason for the block to be of this length, or should a one month block be enough to suffice in this instance? Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 09:03, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

Feel free to shorten the block, but then would you be the one who keeps an eye out when it expires? Some of this was pretty nasty vandalism. - Jmabel | Talk 19:25, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

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Burger King

Sorry, I must have made a mistake indeed. I will remove any warning I may have left on the anon's page. Thanks, Asteriontalk 23:03, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

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I just wanted to give you some props for your edit counter, which works quite well. Fortunately, I've yet to develop a case of editcountitis. -- Kicking222 17:17, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

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