User talk:Newyorkbrad

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Dear Newyorkbrad, please see this polite request, and provide a positive thoughtful response there, if you have one. All the best: Rich Farmbrough00:59, 9 August 2014 (UTC).

Availability note[edit]

Holiday weekend—limited online time and access until Tuesday evening. Newyorkbrad (talk) 00:00, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Gotta love the post at 00:00 as the clock struck midnight and Cinderella's slipper fell off. Too funny. Kholmov wins (talk) 01:54, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Hickory Dickory Dock
My post ran out the clock
The clock struck none,
I'm off for fun,
But first I've been trolled by a sock.
Newyorkbrad (talk) 07:45, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Admirable. I thought of a start like:
There was an old woman from Sorrow
who wanted to dream of tomorrow ... --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:21, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
She slept like a log
And dreamt of a frog
Who said "I'm the amphibian Zorro" --Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 07:26, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Lovely, but the last line isn't quite in rhythm. A friend died in real life. The irony of Wikipedia: on the German Main page a piece of music that he would have despised. Irony has been mentioned. I tried to rhyme with no moar, no. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:07, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your friend. I assume he despised John Rutter's Magnificat? Never heard of it before- just listened to a bit courtesy of youtube. Very English middle-class! (I wonder if the deficiency in rhyme is caused by differences in accent of "internal voice"? For example I'm could be one syllable or two.)Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 08:29, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Last line should have 8 syllables to match the first. How many syllables "amphibian"? If 4 I get to 10, - middle class ;) - I have a collection of the music my friend liked on my user page, DYK?. He would start "Ach Herr, laß Dein lieb Engelein" strong, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:28, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Who was the amphibian Zorro? Not Happy-clappy then! Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 10:56, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Serious applause. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:13, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Newyorkbrad, I forgot where to find the story about "no animals in the park". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:16, 25 September 2014 (UTC)


Newyorkbrad, I'm putting this question to you because you have been at ArbCom longer than anyone. Are there any examples you can recall where ArbCom has mandated an involuntary mentorship that have resulted in a successful outcome? I'm asking because I'm considering filing a case soon, and there's no point in asking for a remedy that doesn't work. Thanks in advance. Ignocrates (talk) 16:07, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Nevermind. I shouldn't have put this question to a sitting arb. I'll ask someone else with previous arbitration experience. Thanks anyway. Ignocrates (talk) 17:01, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Florida Bankruptcy Law[edit]

New page patrolling and found this article, figured you would be a better judge. My gut says this is better covered by existing pages on the individual laws, and the inclusion of this article serves to just muddy the waters, provide what is bordering on advice or original research, and seems like it is just a bad idea in general, but I can't quite put my finger on the exact best solution. I figured you would be the ideal reviewer for this. Dennis 18:44, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

There are a few portions of this article that are unique to Florida, such as the homestead exemption, but for the most part bankruptcy law in Florida is the same as bankruptcy law elsewhere in the United States, rendering the idea of having 50+ similar pages a bit redundant. I'm not familiar enough with our bankruptcy coverage to opine either on what the best resolution would be. I can look into it but perhaps you could query first at Wikiproject Law and see if someone there has a suggestion. Regards, Newyorkbrad (talk) 20:43, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

I suspect you will be glad to get off ArbCom :([edit]

Meanwhile, I am running to an admin who possibly thinks he can override a one-week-old RfC result at Joni Ernst. I am not a "supporter" of anyone in that race, but find it hard to deal with folks adding claims in Wikipedia's voice, such as

Agenda 21 is the subject of numerous far-right conspiracy theories in clear contrast to a claim by Ernst that she opposes Agenda 21 - injecting Wikipedia directly into a political campaign

and so on. I do not care who is running for any office, but using Wikipedia's voice in a campaign is, in my honest opinion, wrong. Cheers. Collect (talk) 17:56, 1 October 2014 (UTC)