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A cookie for you![edit]

--L235 (t / c / ping in reply) 04:22, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

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Discussion started at User talk:Cullen328#Re:RFA and carried over to here
You've all missed my point. Like I said before, I know better than to comment on these matters, no one reads what I write and no one gives a damn about any of it anyway. Never have, never will. As for your points, I get it. I invaded a process that was out of my domain and ruffled a number of feather in the process, so I'm done. I hence forth serve notice of my withdrawal from your domain on wikipedia, and hereby sue for peace. I'll leave the rfa stuff to the people like you and in exchange I hope that I will be left alone. Those are my terms. Do we have deal? TomStar81 (Talk) 21:35, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

And so you shall have it. You willfully instigated the conversation; I didn't hunt you down. You told someone that their "friendly suggestion" was "BS" and then you left a bunch of editors a message that ended with "Drop me a line if you have something to say about it". If you wanted to be left alone, why ping us all and leave us that message? No one was at war with you. And for the record, I got your point about wanting to run a different type of RFA that would standout and reinvent the process. All I can say to that is maybe you should have let the community and the candidate know your intentions in advance because I cannot help but feel sorry for Buggie111 for getting thrown into the pit of RFA without that being disclosed to him. It should have been his RFA, not your hopeful experiment to change the trajectory of RFA. Mkdwtalk 22:00, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

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The Signpost – Volume 11, Issue 12 – 25 March 2015[edit]

Date formats[edit]

WP:STRONGNAT allows for either MDY or DMY in Canada. WP:DATERET does not. You're changing several articles with already established formats to DMY. Please stop and revert those onto which you've imposed DMY. Walter Görlitz (talk) 17:57, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

I see that the Albertans have explained this to you via edit wars. Cheers. Walter Görlitz (talk) 18:01, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
The WP:Vancouver already determined in 2009 and 2012 that DMY would be used for Metro Vancouver articles. Mkdwtalk 19:27, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
Who cares what the editors there do. DATERET is the principle. You are editing against guidelines. Walter Görlitz (talk) 19:28, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
It's called consensus that basis for all decisions and something actually defined at DATERET. Mkdwtalk 19:34, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

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claims of racism by CrazyAces489[edit]

Since you're an administrator, I'm hoping you can tell me why nothing was ever done about my complaint about the accusations of racism and bigotry by CrazyAces489. How does this not fall under a personal attack against many editors? My ANI filing was simply archived off at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/IncidentArchive878#Personal attacks by CrazyAces489 with no actions or decisions. Thanks.Mdtemp (talk) 15:20, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

@Mdtemp: ANI suffers from a substantial backlog and unfortunately many reports posted there are never addressed or even reviewed. There are seemingly an infinite number of disputes on the English Wikipedia and sometimes all that is required is discussion and not administrative action. The instructions at the top of the page state, "Threads will be archived automatically after 36 hours of inactivity. If you see a thread that should not be archived yet, please add a comment requesting more discussion, or if it is already archived, remove it from the archive and restore it to this page, preferably with a comment." I suggest you move it back to the main page and request an administrator take a look at it. That being said, racism accusations are often messy and controversial. NPA is not frequently enforced in disputes except in clear cut cases as often there is hostility on both sides. Since I have left comments at both SPIs, it would not be appropriate for me to review the case as I've already expressed concerns about the individual elsewhere. You may want to approach GorillaWarfare or Philg88 to review your ANI post; they both have experience ANI and are often willing to take on the more tough cases. Regards, Mkdwtalk 16:36, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

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User LVerina[edit]

Hello. This user account LVerina is a SPA. Done 500 edits, the first was on on the Subject he/she disputed and last is also on the same. I dont think you should waste too much time to explain to him. Just ARV or block yourself if you have those rights. Cheers! Educationtemple (talk) 16:34, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

@Educationtemple: This was briefly brought up at the SPI but we were in agreement not to conduct a CU, at that time, because there wasn't enough compelling evidence to tie the accounts together. I'm also only wearing my editor hat here (aside from blatant vandalism cases) because of WP:INVOLVED. I am super happy though that other editors are engaging in the discussion. It may bring this to a close in another way. Mkdwtalk 18:03, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

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Cheers, Harej (talk) 20:38, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

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