User talk:Reyk

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Hello and welcome to my talk page. I'll respond to your comments here, unless you ask me to reply on your talk page. If I've left you a message on your talk page and you reply there, there's no need for you to come here and tell me; if I expect a reply I'll be watching your talk page so I'll find out about it anyway. Cheers!

Supporting insults?[edit]

Are you kidding[1]...what the hell is wrong with this website? There is NO EXCUSE to leave up personal attacks especially not by some IP who is surely just trolling.--MONGO 00:31, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

I don't agree with removing other people's comments or messing with closed discussions. That doesn't mean I endorse whatever it is the IP said. I have no strong opinion about it really. Besides, if they are trolling then this is not the way to deal with it. Trolls want to annoy people while not getting caught trolling, so getting angry and removing the troll post just plays right into their hands. I prefer the "leave it and laugh at it" approach. Reyk YO! 00:46, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
I see you've removed it again. What is that, the fourth time? Be careful or someone will block you for edit warring. That's not a threat, just a warning; if you do get blocked I'll say I oppose the block. Reyk YO! 00:50, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
I'm not in a laughing about the rights of a long standing editor being placed before those of some IP who is obviously trolling?--MONGO 00:57, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
As I've told others, ANI is an admin board, and as a function of clerking it, I've removed it as an attack. I understand that one or two might not see it that way, but this admin does and it wasn't adding to the discussion and was at best, insulting, thus disruptive. It is normal to remove comments like that when appropriate. Dennis Brown - © Join WER 02:21, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
Meh. Whatever. Like I said, I don't have a strong opinion about it. Reyk YO! 02:23, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
Me neither now...the arbitration committee is about to make sure we can all make personal attacks anywhere and anytime we want. Anyone removing a persoanl attack will be drawn and quartered.--MONGO 02:34, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
Oh come on. You didn't get blocked for edit warring, and that IP's comment was eventually removed. You got your way, so what are you still complaining about? Reyk YO! 02:57, 22 October 2012 (UTC)


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Thank you for quality articles such as 243 Ida, for striving to "perfection ... when there is nothing left to take away", and for your oppose to the main stream. - you are an awesome Wikipedian! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:57, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Thanks! Reyk YO! 21:03, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
A year ago, you were the 281st recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style,
Cheers. I hope you have a good day too. Reyk YO! 21:00, 22 October 2013 (UTC)


You joined the Category:Wikipedians who are not a Wikipedian, which is being discussed at its entry at Categories nominated for deletion.

You may wish to join the category Category:Wikipedians working towards even enforcement of civility.

Kiefer.Wolfowitz 10:54, 1 November 2012 (UTC)


Hey, I noticed you're still being hounded by this user on the noticeboards for some unrelated dispute you were in a while back. While this edit was certainly not as ridiculously disgusting as the time he or she created a template designed to mark users in AfDs who had previously made unrelated edits he or she disagreed with, it still points to an ongoing issue. I was wondering if you were planning on starting up a discussion on Unscintillating's bureaucratic and disruptive ridiculousness or if this wasn't something you planned on addressing at this time. Thanks!--Yaksar (let's chat) 19:04, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

  • People like him are easy to deal with. Don't buy into the pseudo-legal posturing, and don't get sucked into playing those weird semantic games. Just laugh at him and tell him to stop acting the fool. He doesn't like that because he's no longer dictating the terms of the conversation. Reyk YO! 04:40, 3 November 2012 (UTC)
    • Haha, I mean I'm personally more amused than troubled by it all but his needless interruptions of proper procedural AfDs is getting somewhat tiresome.--Yaksar (let's chat) 05:07, 3 November 2012 (UTC)


I noticed your username commenting at an Arbcom discussion regarding civility. An effort is underway that would likely benifit if your views were included. I hope you will append regards at: Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Civility enforcement/Questionnaire Thank you for considering this request. My76Strat (talk) 11:28, 29 November 2012 (UTC)


Hi Reyk - I asked a question directed towards you at Talk:Men's rights movement. I'm not sure how often you check that page, so I figured I'd drop you a note here too. When you have the time, your feedback on my question there would be significantly appreciated. Thanks, Kevin Gorman (talk) 08:09, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

  • Hi Kevin, I am travelling on business at the moment and I don't have a huge amount of time for teh Wiki. I haven't forgotten your question and I hope to be able to give you a thoughtful and sensible answer when I get back, in a week or so. Cheers, Reyk YO! 14:40, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Holiday cheer[edit]

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Notice of Edit warring noticeboard discussion[edit]


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Hello, Reyk. You have new messages at Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Competence.
Message added 00:00, 8 January 2013 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 00:00, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

    • Replied there. Reyk YO! 00:14, 8 January 2013 (UTC)


My apologies, I wasn't aware I had reverted you. I have been having problems editing with a tablet where I have accidentally rollbacked, I presume I did in this case. Once again my profuse apologies. Regards. Wee Curry Monster talk 21:31, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

No problem. Reyk YO! 21:35, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

ANI notification[edit]

Hello. There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. I'm dropping these templates on the talk pages of every user who has posted at Talk:Men's rights in the last two sections. This is not meant to imply that I necessarily find any of your edits problematic, and is simply meant to inform you. Kevin Gorman (talk) 07:00, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

ArbCom request[edit]

I've mentioned you in an ArbCom case request submission. While you are not a party, your comments would be appreciated. LittleBen (talk) 12:47, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Last Res0rt DRV[edit]

Hi. Would you mind looking at this comment regarding a G4 DRV versus a recreation DRV at WP:Deletion review/Log/2013 January 15#Last Res0rt? Thanks. Flatscan (talk) 05:22, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. I restated my intended hypothetical situation, if you'd care to take another look. Flatscan (talk) 05:14, 21 January 2013 (UTC)
I'm not really that interested anymore. I've had my say. Reyk YO! 05:29, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

ANI stillborn[edit]

Well this was disappointing. Thoughts? postdlf (talk) 20:43, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi, friend[edit]

I have written a proposed remedy to the Richard Arthur Norton affair, to be taken to AN/I in the event that ArbCom defers the case. Since the original thread is hatted, the proposal has been made on his talk page (User_talk:Richard_Arthur_Norton_(1958-_)). As you were a participant in the original thread, I would very much appreciate your comments as to whether the proposed remedy satisfies your concerns. Thanks, —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 23:30, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

  • I have no objection to your proposed remedy. Regards, Reyk YO! 23:32, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Notice of Neutral point of view noticeboard discussion[edit]

Hello, Reyk. This message is being sent to inform you that there currently is a discussion at Wikipedia:Neutral point of view/Noticeboard regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by CSDarrow (talkcontribs) 03:18, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Mars 2 orbiter[edit]

I saw your edit and was wondering about your source(s). That probe was a bit over 30 years ago! Is "a 1380 x 24,940 km, 18 hour orbit about Mars with an inclination of 48.9 degrees" a stable orbit, or did its orbit decay & the probe burn up in the atmosphere a long time ago? Wingman4l7 (talk) 07:37, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi! I added that because the article is in the category "Derelict spacecraft orbiting Mars" but, looking back, I don't see a source for that either. I will ask the person who added the category whether they have a source. Cheers. Reyk YO! 21:12, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
This was the edit/editor; I would bet that it was just an assumption -- although Mars 3 was an identical spacecraft and it is not in that category (there is no orbit info in the article), so it's possible that editor knows something I don't. The Mars 5 orbiter (which does have orbit info) is also in that category, for what it's worth. Wingman4l7 (talk) 01:40, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
I saw the editor's reply -- good enough for me! Wingman4l7 (talk) 06:52, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

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A cup of coffee for you![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG Your explanation of WP:42's derivation from existing policies is among the best single actions I have seen to show compassion to new editors by advocating for simplification of policy. I appreciate the work you put into this and your comments about that page. Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:37, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! That's nice of you to say. Reyk YO! 20:31, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

The single most clever and amusing simile I've ever seen on Wikipedia[edit]

Brilliant, truly. Snow talk 19:26, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, glad someone liked it! Reyk YO! 00:59, 7 May 2014 (UTC)