User talk:Orpheus

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Image deletion[edit]

I apologize that the first link I provided to the Commons guideline didn't work (my mistake). Followed up with a link that functions. I'm not trying to slip in any changes by the back door; this is routine practice on Commons where I'm an administrator and it's surprising to see it raise controversy here. Best wishes, DurovaCharge! 22:41, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Identity document[edit]

I do miss them from time to time. Thanks for picking me up. I don't know if they would blacklist it since I don't know how persistent they have been. If you can give me the diffs, I can post it at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Spam. They may not blacklist it right away, but that is usually enough to get someone else watching it so that once they strike again, it can be blocked. TastyPoutine talk (if you dare) ] 03:08, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Hmm[edit]

Hey, I saw the situation going on over at Geoff_Simpson, and I have to say I am a bit concerned with how its going. It really looks like its already surpassed an edit war. The user in question has been blocked and warned for this before so I'm trying to figure out a good way to get this to stop. He's been around awhile but I guess he may need some sort of reminder or a third opinion or something. Do you have any ideas? --Banime (talk) 18:56, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Oh, I see he has been blocked. Anyway, good job remaining civil!--Banime (talk) 19:05, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

E1b1b[edit]

Hi! I think your short look at the E1b1b article helped. It is an editing situation which has shown itself to get better quickly whenever other serious editors hang around a while. Will you come back and look every now and then or have we frightened you off? :) --Andrew Lancaster (talk) 19:00, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

regarding Nintendocore AfD[edit]

...was your comment in any way related to this show? :P --SteelersFanUK06 ReplyOnMine! 13:21, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Either way i lol'd. So well done! --SteelersFanUK06 ReplyOnMine! 14:05, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

re: Dominic Noonan[edit]

Noonan admits he is openly gay in the documentary "A Very British Gangster" that aired on BBC. It is not a fictionalized biopic. Udar55 (talk) 22:55, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

No problem and thanks for the quick reply. I have seen the documentary and can confirm that Noonan being gay is fact. In addition, here is an interview with the director where he discusses this briefly:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/starsandstories/3669787/Donal-MacIntyre-%27The-difficult-thing-is-to-leave-with-clean-hands%27.html
Therefore you have an independent source outside of me to confirm this. Udar55 (talk) 23:09, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

AfD discussions[edit]

Please keep things civil at AfD discussions. Because deleting articles is a contentious issue, it's important to hold ourselves to even higher standards than normal during discussions on the topic. This comment is pushing the boundaries of that a bit. It also adds nothing to the discussion, being a weak restatement of WP:NOEFFORT. Take this as a helpful hint, not criticism. Orpheus (talk) 17:01, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

i question the applicability of WP:NOEFFORT since i wasn't nor did i ever actually cast a vote. i was simply trying to illustrate in a round about way, without advancing a position (since i never took a position), that the editor ought to be WP:BOLD. never-the-less, i will try to be more diplomatic in the future - thank you for your comments Misterdiscreet (talk) 06:06, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Restoring deleted image[edit]

Hi. I think you will be glad about the news: the 'controversial' image on Bachelorette party has been restored from a commons' file, even if an administrator is challenging it. If interested, you can contributed to the ongoing discussion. Thank you.--Fakundus (talk) 13:48, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Porn creep[edit]

You recently removed the {{Prod}} notice from Porn creep. That notice says (my emphasis):

You may remove this message if you improve the article or otherwise object to its deletion for any reason. To avoid confusion, it helps to explain why you object to the deletion, either in the edit summary or on the talk page.

Yet your edit summary was just "deprod". Please explain your reasoning, on the article's talk page, Thank you. Andy Mabbett (User:Pigsonthewing); Andy's talk; Andy's edits 13:15, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Template:Infobox Royalty[edit]

Has been discussed at Template talk:Infobox British Royalty. DBD 10:21, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

So, are margraves nobility or royalty?[edit]

Hello! Thank you for joining the discussion. In your opinion, are margraves nobility or royalty? Surtsicna (talk) 12:24, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Depends - it needs to be decided on a case by case basis. If they have any executive role, they're royalty. Otherwise, they'd be nobility. Orpheus (talk) 13:43, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Re: Category removals / American Family Assoc.[edit]

Hi, I didn't realize someone had reverted me there. (was moving it from Homophobia to LGBT rights opposition which was more accurate, but then found that LGBT rights opposition had been deleted per a CFD earlier, and thought I had reverted my category actions.) thanks for the note. Outsider80(talk) 05:50, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Disregard[edit]

Might I add that he started it? Read the comments on my talk page and you'll see, if not check HIS history. Iw as being nice and giving tips to him. All of a sudden he attacks me and calls me a vandal. It was in my defence that I retaliate back. You'll also notice he hasn't deleted the message I left on his talkpage thus making me look bad. If anything you just don't get the gist of what he is trying to do. He reverts my edits from the page without explanation. So in other words he is an asshole and you'r praise earns little weight on Wikipedia. I have a right to defend myself. And my comments are not uncivil merely strong criticism. He's an asshole because he acts like a retard. LOTRrules Talk Contribs 19:55, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the message[edit]

Thanks for the message Orpheus. If you can, keep an eye out on List of United States inventions and discoveries because there area lot of idiots who delete and screw up the page. I'm trying to get the whole page cited and accurate but it is going to take a lot of time since I don;t have any help doing it. And nevermind LOTRrules.... he's just the same old Euro Trash. I busted his ass a few days ago and reported him. And now that cry baby is pouting. Stay cool and talk to you soon! --Yoganate79 (talk) 10:01, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Learned a lot[edit]

Orpheus, thanks for leaving the amusing comment about being a howeveraholic. I visited your user page and have been led to some interesting web sites I hadn't heard of, namely Wikitruth and Conservapedia. As a seven-month resident of England during my mid-twenties and a lifelong Anglophile, I would like to claim I'm a speaker/writer of British English, but my spellings are American so that technically disqualifies me. Cheers! --Preston McConkie (talkcontribs) 11:02, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Barnstar of Humour3.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
Dude, you're freakin' hilarious (and so much for my claims of being a British English speaker). I laughed for a full minute. You definitely earned this barnstar. Preston McConkie (talkcontribs) 11:09, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
Congrats, Orpheus. I love Good Humor. --LegitimateAndEvenCompelling (talk) 13:51, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

You maybe interested in the Article Rescue Squadron[edit]

Barnstar search rescue.png Hello, Orpheus. Based on the templates on your talk page, I would like you to consider joining the Article Rescue Squadron. Rescue Squadron members are focused on rescuing articles for deletion, that might otherwise be lost forever. I think you will find our project matches your vision of Wikipedia. Article Rescue Members are not necessarily inclusionists, all wikipedians are warmly welcome to join.~~~~

Suggestion[edit]

I agree - Alodia Gosiengfiao would indeed be a good candidate for deletion. that said, i've been a little put off by the afd process as of late (see Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2009 March 23#Habari) and it may be a while before i'm willing to put up with it enough to do an afd again Misterdiscreet (talk) 04:36, 28 March 2009 (UTC)


re: Cheers[edit]

No problem. Glad to have helped :) - Kingpin13 (talk) 08:54, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Re: AIV report[edit]

It was luck of the draw. I just happened to catch it on the Recent changes page. Glad to be able to help. Cheers! Monkey Bounce (talk) 10:45, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

I went through and rolled back all of the edits he made reverting you that you haven't already gotten to.Monkey Bounce (talk) 10:50, 18 April 2009 (UTC)
See the new report on User:81.132.184.14 for more sockpuppetry. Monkey Bounce (talk) 11:27, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Please clarify yourself[edit]

You have added the word "also" to the discussion at Category_talk:Homophobia#Category_Rewrite. You are invited to explain your comment. Debresser (talk) 16:35, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

AFA[edit]

I applogize if missunderstood the "coffee and Benzedrine." But you must still discuss-- or try to! Do not just edit war. Do not blindly revert. --Carlaude talk 18:54, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Timeline of science and engineering in the Islamic world[edit]

I like your edits on this page, keep up the good work! There is so much nonsense on that article. I stripped out large, un-noteworthy, and unclear portions of the article only to have it all jammed back into the article by Jagged 85. Its good to have people trying to keep the article clear, relevant, helpful, and conforming to WP:OC over WP:PRESERVE for the purposes of a list/timeline. --kittyKAY4 (talk) 20:48, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Aldrich Ames[edit]

Hello, Orpheus! I reverted your recent change to this article, as you (hopefully inadvertantly) omitted the cited print references that I added, then claimed that the changes I made were unsourced. Please carefully check the passages you choose to revert for proper citations before removing it (and claiming it as unsourced). Thank you! :> Doc9871 (talk) 11:00, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Hello, Orpheus. You have new messages at Tommy2010's talk page.
Message added 11:39, 24 May 2010 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

 – Tommy2010 11:39, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Delusional Racist Secessionists[edit]

Ah... please read my whole piece. Sorry if I took a lot of space.

Yes, I know they are, and yes I know its not particularly notable. However, I have had this particular debate about various other entries on that list. There are a number of double standards. There was one instance where an Indonesian editor requested half the list of secessionist movements within Indonesia be deleted, as she hadn't heard of them. She met massive opposition from many users (myself included) who cited the media censorship by the gov't, the general lack of publicity, and so on (I simply piped in to note that most Americans do not know of the de facto state the Lakotah Sioux have, a prime example that notability does not equal existence). However, when the country in question is a major country, it seems to be different. Later on, I debated with other users (mainly Chinese) over the inclusion of the movement to revive the state of Manchukuo, which had itself a website (as compared to the set of random Indonesian islands, some of which I knew of, but most of which lacked a single link). This had not only a website, but also a written proposed constitution, a clearly articulated ideology, a flag, and offices. While its actual chances of success were, as we all know, close to 0%, in my opinion that didn't make it non-includable (I don't really take half that list seriously- "Cascadia", what the hell, really? And Mercia?). However, many people seemed to think it was a hoax. I may state now that I still don't think that makes a valid argument- why, if it was a hoax, would the owners of the site spend so much time updating it, writing a constitution, having a chat room (separately), finding affiliates for the site, writing well over 20 ideological documents, having offices, and so on? For me, it is easy to see how many Manchu (and, yes, Han too, especially considering the fuzzyness of the Han-Manchu ethnic boundary) living in the region would be disillusioned with the Chinese government and seek away out of a country they had no loyalty to (there are people like this in all countries, and Manchukuo existed less than 70 years ago, despite being technically a puppet). That there is no media coverage is to be expected as well- there is not only no media coverage of the aspirations of the indigenous inhabitants of Inner Mongolia (unity with their brethren in their national state of Mongolia) but even the Lakota Sioux's de facto state, for some reason, which exists as a fact, gets no coverage. In the case of Manchukuo, perhaps the Manchu's loss of ethnic dominance within their homeland renders the movement worthless in a logical sense (although Manchukuo, as one user pointed out, was never an ethnic state). However, even though the web now is increasingly becoming the main vehicle for political dissent, it is still not taken seriously. Yet, random islands in Indonesia deserve inclusion even though no one can produce an iota pointing to their existence, and oddly enough, at least one of the people intent on the deletion of Manchukuo, a well-known historical state with at least one website hosting a (pointless) revivalist movement, put up a spirited defense of the inclusion of unheard-of islands with no citations whatsoever.

Hence, in our case, this is more than Manchukuo was (even if this is even more ridiculous). They also seem to have a constitution, plenty of writing, a flag, some sort of "principles of migration" thing, an active blog, a forum, offline events, some sort of "Butler Plan", and so on... They even have plenty of interview, and operate s. I believe they are quite serious, and I believe, indeed, they (and others like them) are a considerable threat to the US. It's not that they would actually accomplish their goal, rather its the fact that there are so many individuals who would dedicate their lives to such a thing that is disturbing. For quite awhile, people in the US have been making the mistake of not taking hate groups on the right seriously, and they have become increasingly radical (just see Hutaree). This is yet another example. So yes, I believe if they have a radio station, they are notable. Sorry for the lecture. --Yalens (talk) 21:14, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Per your request you are now a Reviewer[edit]

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All your base are belong to us[edit]

Hi Orpheus. I'm just wondering why you didn't consider Rocketboom to be an authoritative source for something as obscure as this Internet meme. It seems to me that they did a great and in-depth coverage of it. Cheers Tntdj (talk) 01:41, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

Category:Homophobic violence[edit]

Category:Homophobic violence, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 23:36, 24 March 2014 (UTC)