User talk:RickK

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RickK, we do miss you so much. Even the staff of Wikipedia, as well as many of its users, agree that the day which you left Wikipedia was indeed one of the worst. And even in absence, your legend lives on, in the several avid anti-vandals that patrol Wikipedia, anti-vandalism bots like ClueBot (who has received your award), and the memories of the great contributions you did to make Wikipedia a better encyclopedia.

A user below has argued that vandalism went down when you left, and the reason was that your purpose was merely to irritate legitimate users, but I believe it was because of the diligent users who fight the same battle you fought attempted to make up for your loss. You were an inspiration to all Wikipedians who knew you, and that number is indeed very large.

Almost all sections you see below beg you to come back, and, since you haven't, you probably haven't seen many of them, but there are at least 128 sections. I truly wish that, at some point, you would (just once) look back at what you left behind.

And this is why I present to you a list of all of the concerned Wikipedians about your departure, and summarize all of the requests that users have posted below. We want you to truly know that we miss you, and we wish you would come back. You've left a legacy that no one else can take in whole. You've become an inspiration and an idol, and you indeed deserve the greatest award Wikipedia can offer for your great contributions and diligence in fending off vandals. If you do indeed come back, you will see what a great encyclopedia Wikipedia has become. And all of us wish you do come back.

Sincerely,

Graham Northup: Graham (talk, contrib) 01:55, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

And all Wikipedians concerned about you:

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Farewell[edit]

This is a truly sad day. Rick, please reconsider. You know where to reach me. Your friend, Lucky 6.9 04:37, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

There is no reason to continue here, you say. Well, there's always the hope of creating a worthwhile encyclopedia. It's horribly difficult, and there'll always be a great number of trolls, braggarts, loudmouth ignoramuses and morons. Yes, an awful lot of time is spent on whack-a-mole. Moreover, normally OK people do sometimes misread the intentions and actions of other normally OK people, leading to even more exhausting arguments. But somehow WP manages to have an increasing number of articles that have a better ratio of (good) signal to noise than do the non-WP alternatives -- thanks to you and people like you. So take a break, and then welcome back whenever you feel like it. -- Hoary 04:57, 2005 Jun 21 (UTC)

Rick, please reconsider. I'll buy you a beer the next time I'm in the Bay Area if you do. Hell, I may buy you a beer just on general principle.

And if you need back-up, let me know -- I really don't have time these days to do serious editing/writing, but helping out like that doesn't take up a great deal of time. --Calton | Talk 04:59, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I know we've never spoken or worked together, but I always see you doing great patrolling and reverting work. Wiki needs you, please come back :-( Craigy Flag of the United Kingdom.svg (talk) 05:03, Jun 21, 2005 (UTC)

You've been a help to me. Illegitimus non carborundum! Fire Star 05:04, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Goodbye, Rick. I hope you'll find use for your immense passion and dedication elsewhere.--Eloquence* 06:29, Jun 21, 2005 (UTC)

I am so sorry this has happened, RickK. You're a good guy. You were the very first tireless RC patroler I ever saw in action when I first joined, my first impression of you is no different than it is today: you are a defender of knowledge against the barbarian hordes who would see it all destroyed. Please come back, when you are ready. func(talk) 06:38, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Goodbye RickK. I have not always agreed with you, but you have always acted for what you think is good for Wikipedia. One of the fundamental rights is the right to leave and so is the right to return. There is still a place for you in Wikipedia if you want it. Should you choose not to, then I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. Sjakkalle (Check!) 07:05, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Rick, I too am very sorry to see you go. Your work here has made Wikipedia a far better place, even if you don't return. I hope (although it is unlikely) that my recent comments on WP:AN played no part in your decision. As I explained on the talk page, I unprotected the article so that another administrator could protect it, to avoid any appearance of administrative power abuse. Another administrator then protected it which was my desired action. I hope you do return, perhaps after taking a nice Wikivacation. If you do, I think you'll find that you don't have to fight your battles alone; others will be there to support you if you let them. — Knowledge Seeker 07:23, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Just to echo what everyone else has said above, you'll be missed and I hope you can return soon from your Wikibreak. jni 08:00, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I'm really sorry to see you leave like that. Please come back soon, we need people like you to stand fast against the hordes of trolls and the like. Radiant_>|< 08:22, Jun 21, 2005 (UTC)

I too hope that this will turn out a wikibreak, Rick, you do leave a gap in the phalanx. I do not think the system is flawed fatally, but it is cruel. Wikipedia prevails while users are burnt out, heroic ones and barbarian ones alike. dab () 08:25, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

It would sad to see one of my favorite administrators go. Please reconsider. If you're still determined to go, go with my best wishes for the future. --Tony Sidaway|Talk 11:07, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)


You were an inspiration for me to join wikipedia. A negative one perhaps:

"Messages by anonymous people will be deleted on sight"

Ahuh, well, I'd show you!

I see you changed the message later though, that was much friendlier. I think you matured a lot in the time you were here.

You're one of The Last Of The WikiWarriors. It's been nice having you here! :-) Kim Bruning 12:54, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Heya RickK, you don't know me, and until I saw this page, I didn't know anything about you. I'm kind of distressed that you feel the way you do, though, because I'm sure that the majority of Wikipedia users are, like me, in quiet awe of the fact that Wikipedia continues to exist and thrive in the face of constant pressure from <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Lupin/navpop.css&action=raw&ctype=text/css&dontcountme=s">every angle. Between bias, deceit, vandalism and simple carelessness, most of us would have expected Wikipedia to fall over long ago. The fact that it doesn't is an impenetrable mystery to most of us, even those of us who contribute here and there. Good luck no matter what you do, and take care! Harmil 13:18, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Please forgive me, RickK. I will leave you alone from now on. I am the one who should leave wikipedia. 205.217.105.2 13:19, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Wow, I had quite a shock this morning. It's a sad day for Wikipedia when we lose one of our most active and important admins. Best of luck to you, and I join many others in wishing you well and hoping that your WikiRetirement will change into a WikiBreak. --Deathphoenix 13:45, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I am saddened to see you leave. I never noticed you before as you are too fast of an anti vandal person. I sincerely encourage you to come back. I hope this is a temprorary wiki-vacation. I agree with your analogy though. Vandals, trolls and malactors are given increasing respect and thats something that scares away "good" users. Cat chi? 15:39, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Oh, Rick! Please don't leave. There truly isn't anyone else like you on Wikipedia...and I know I'll miss you, probably for a different reason than others. Please email me and keep in touch, okay? Mike H 16:02, Jun 21, 2005 (UTC)

I'm not sure that we've interacted before - and quite possibly we would hate each other, but it's impossible to be on wikipedia and not come accross your work, or not know about the huge amount of janitorial work you've done. Wikipedia has lost out today. -- Joolz 19:26, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for not blaming me this time. I agree with you that there are major flaws in the system. Hopefully they're not fatal, though.

I suggest you wait a couple months, then come back with a different username. Like myself you've made a lot of enemies here (though at least you have the administration on your side). But if you use a different username and keep a low profile, people aren't going to bother you, and you can continue actually creating an encyclopedia. anthony 22:28, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Hi Rick, sad to see you leave. I know how those of us who do the behind-the-scenes work here can get burned out by people that don't respect us, but our work is necessary. Thanks for being one of the folks who worked in the trenches of this site for such a long time... your edit count almost made my eyes pop out. We had our occasional clashes, but I knew you were a great fellow from my first day here last fall, and one of the most sensible people around here. I've valued your opinions and respected your work, and I hope I've shown that (if not, I'll try to make up for that on here somehow). Thanks again for all of your great work at this site, and please consider returning when you're ready. --Idont Havaname 00:23, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Ohhhh Nooooo! hydnjo talk 00:30, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Come on back! "Users" like Mr. Cool Cat need opponents! Davenbelle 02:44, Jun 22, 2005 (UTC)

CoolCat also quit, Davebelle. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 04:47, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Mr. Cool Cat has quit for a few days a number of times; see his contributions. — Davenbelle 08:55, Jun 26, 2005 (UTC)

Paraphrasing Burke:

The true danger is when Wikipedia is nibbled away, for frivolity, and by vandals ... the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.

and

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

I hope I'll see you reverting my edits someday soon. → ( AllanBz ) 06:26, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I always thought you were the thickest-skinned of all of us, and admired that. All I can say is: Who's next? It gives me chills just to think about it. For the sake of knowledge, please return in some capacity. --Dmcdevit 08:50, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

i have never really seen you, but i know you are a great person. Wherever you go, the vandalism will always be shorter. 68.39.16.243 20:19, 6 October 2007 (UTC)
Second that. Drahcir my talk 02:15, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Sad day[edit]

Indeed a sad day for wikipedia. I hope you reconsider at some point. Your work has anyway been great, and I think it will be even more difficult for the rest of us now you are gone, SqueakBox 02:42, Jun 22, 2005 (UTC)

I agree it's a sad say, and I agree with your comments about the volunteers who try and keep the place from being over-run by entropy not getting enough support - until it's too late (see all the comments above). Noel (talk) 06:35, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Please do NOT go![edit]

Hello, Rick. When are you ever coming back? I am sorry that you are leaving this place for a while since a lot of users kept harrassing you of something. How come you left? -- Mike Garcia | talk 22:43, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

RickK, you were one of my inspirations when I embarked on the RC Patrol odyssey, and it's disheartening to see you so frustrated and hopeless. I hope you will reconsider... and if not, vaya con dios, my friend. --FCYTravis 01:11, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Don't go! We need you! - PrinceA 04:16, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

The Luv[edit]

After all the love u getting here I think you should stay you cant let people get to you ,you have to be BOLD and PERSEVERE buddy.There are all kinds of people in this world, if you are not going to meet them here you gonna face them out there,might as well stay and do whats right.--Sheikhu 06:35, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

We miss you[edit]

Rick - After one has been here a while, it becomes easy to let the critics and nay-sayers get you down. I hope the outpouring of support on this talk page goes to show you that your work here is greatly appreciated, and that you are missed. →Raul654 08:12, Jun 23, 2005 (UTC)

Talk:Military of Pakistan[edit]

Would you be interested in discussions on this (Talk:Military of Pakistan) particular page?--PrinceA 00:09, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Please come back[edit]

Well, Rick, I hope you've at least checked back here since you left the message on your user page. I hope you can see the outpouring of support from all of us who want you back here to fight the good fight again. Trolls, vandals and other idiots are a fact of life, and always will be. We will always need dedicated vandal fighters like you. I truly hope you don't let the idiots get to you for too much longer and come back to the Wikipedia you know you love. (BTW: I'm also in Nor Cal (Santa Cruz area). Why don't I buy you a beer sometime.) sɪzlæk [ +t, +c ] 09:46, Jun 23, 2005 (UTC)

I've not been here too long, but in the time I have I seemed to see your great work everywhere. Please let this only be a break (or better yet, nothing at all). the wub "?/!" 12:52, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia will indeed be a poorer place without you, best wishes. CheekyMonkey 21:40, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Just addding my note of support. You are appreciated - as the wiki gets bigger, the trolls get worse. Whenever you come back, we will value your work. JesseW 22:43, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Dude, Rick, your edits and rationality were a brilliant sun of amidst a host of moons and planets. DDerby 06:01, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Your departure[edit]

I'm sorry to hear you are leaving/left. I appreciated the work you done and the help you gave to me and others. Hopefully, after a good rest, you will come back, as your contributions to Wikipedia are helpful. <>Who?¿? 08:05, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I hope it's alright for me to use this section for a fast comment. Sorry if it isn't. Well, RickK, right? I don't really know you, and actually, very few people know me here. All I want to say, since I came across your profile, is that I do understand what you're feeling. You are correct. The system is faulty. If there are many users dedicated into creating a better encyclopedia, there is an equally large number of people that are equally dedicated, only in destroying it. I am not saying that everything is lost, though. I am not saying that you should never come back. It seems like you're loved here, and that's a wonderful thing. Lots of people like you, and that actually makes me feel bad to post something pretty much pessimistic here. However, I just want to let you know I understand how you feel. I've just been through it. Something similar as you, actually. If you are wondering about what exactly brought me here, I won't cite names. You can check my contributions list and maybe see a familiar face starring there. It think that'd be enough to make you understand.
So, I don't know if my comment is making you feel better, worse, indiferent, or who knows. Anyways, hope you're not feeling bad for what keeps going on. Like I said, it's not lost. If there's a lot of bad things, there are a lot of good things. If there are armies of dudes looking for every single way to get away with their stuff and not get caught, there are armies of people determined to set things right, and well. Once, someone said Wikipedia is doomed to hell. Said user even numerated several facts that'll lead to that. I went there and said exactly why that is wrong. If it's wrong or right, maybe nobody really knows. What I want you to know, is that this is a balance. And it's in perfect equilibrium.
Oh, my fast comment ended up being not fast at all. Sorry. =P
See you.--Kaonashi 23:35, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Don't Go[edit]

RickK, you are one the most dedicated wikipedians that I have ever known. I learned alot from you and therefore I beg you to reconsider. Wikipedia needs you and more people like you. We can't let the vandals and trolls distroy a project which people like yourself have helped to built. I have witnessed the departure of other great wikipedians from the project and this can't continue. Please stay and let us join forces even if it means requesting a stronger wiki olicy against those who show no respect towards the project. Please come back. Marine 69-71 02:01, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)


When you come back...[edit]

You'll remember having said:

There is a fatal flaw in the system. Vandals, trolls and malefactors are given respect, whereas those who are here to actually create an encyclopedia, and to do meaningful work, are slapped in the face and not given the support needed to do the work they need to do. There is no reason to continue here.

Well, I have often felt the same way, and I too have quit.

Many times! (Even more than Tabushidayu)

And each time I've come back, I've been a better man for the experience of being here and the relief of taking a break.

You're not the lone ranger, and you can't protect this web site all by yourself. You got to learn to get along with the other good people here. Don't think, "I'm good, but that other guy / gal is not." If someone rubs you the wrong way, think about it. Try to see it from their POV.

That's what I do, and I'm not even allowed to quit any more (too many people have my cell phone number :-) so I just have to soldier on.

Think of our ideal, a free encyclopedia to benefit the world. Like Google, trying to organize the world's knowledge (they got that from us, I'll bet).

And when you do come back, be prepared to loosen your belt a coupla notches, because we will be trotting out the Mother Of All fatted calfs for you. -- Uncle Ed (talk) 02:04, Jun 25, 2005 (UTC)

Sorry to see you go[edit]

Please seriously re-consider returning in some capacity. JuntungWu 15:20, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Best wishes[edit]

We didn't interact much, but I always had the highest respect for your abilities and your ruthless handling of vandalism and trolling. You refused to play politics or get bogged down in the crap around here. Please consider coming back–the project needs you and people like you. Best, Mackensen (talk) 15:31, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Your additions[edit]

I think it's safe to say that you've left behind countless and invaluable improvements to Wikipedia. You should be proud. It's a shame that the culture here is driving great people like you away. I'm one of those contributors who will miss working with you. Take care. — oo64eva (Alex) (U | T | C) @ June 28, 2005 03:47 (UTC)

Comment about your words.[edit]

I don't want to be offensive, but Elitist and authoritarian admins don't make lack in the Wikipedia. You friction all that do not agree to your POV as simply "trolls". Really I'm admired as some admins are if disclosing elitist in the project, and showing the face after everything. My final comment is you rethink your acts and your concept of community here. --Mateusc 28 June 2005 15:57 (UTC)

Allow me to go on record saying that common sense decisions are not authoritarianism, and awareness of your own qualifications and others' lack of the same is not elitism. DDerby 1 July 2005 13:58 (UTC)'
I agree with Mateusc, some admins are extremely hostile to newbies and people who are not in the clique. Lapinmies 06:51, 22 September 2005 (UTC)

Triumphant Return?[edit]

I know that in the wake of these unfortunate events Wikipedia will come out of it for the better. You have made countless improvements to Wikipedia content/culture and I think it very appropriate that your leaving will serve to improve it further in the implementation of an article block/probation policy. Once that measure is adopted I sincerely hope you will return to a hero's welcome. - RoyBoy 800 28 June 2005 15:58 (UTC)

Don't go[edit]

Hi Rick. I am very sad to hear that you want to leave. Please don't. You are one of the best admins here at Wikipedia. Take a Wikiholiday if you want, but please come back! Best wishes, and hope to see you again -- Chris 73 Talk June 29, 2005 13:12 (UTC)

I'll miss u[edit]

I greatly respected your contributions. Andries 29 June 2005 20:28 (UTC)

Farewell[edit]

I seem to have missed out on all this (although since I currently have no fixed home telephone line, you can't exactly blame me). We didn't know each other well, and I don't recall ever collaborating with you, except once when we were both entangled in that messy Everyking issue, which seems so long ago. Nevertheless, I have been well aware of you, and never too sure whether to love you or to hate you. Your attitude brings to mind a quote from Snowspinner's user page: there's no point in worrying about rules not making sense. Just do what's common sense, and let the rules catch up to you. I'm not going to say you were the epitome of the perfect user, but you did a lot of common sense things, and one thing I noticed was that most people who hated you were crackpot trolls or bad faith editors. Your attitude may have been abrasive, but I think whatever negative effects your personality had on driving away certain editors have been far outweighed by all your positive efforts, both as an admin and editor. It's sad to see you go. Johnleemk | Talk 30 June 2005 15:49 (UTC)

Solace[edit]

Wikipedia is only as fatally flawed as the human race. I was originally a skeptic, and snorted at the idea of something like wikipedia actually working, a community holding back the hordes of junk info and junk people on the internet with their bare qwerties. I was amazed to find it was actually as productive and safe a place as say, the average human city. It's thanks to people like RickK that it </does> work. The loss of RickK, sad as it is, is almost irrelavent when you consider the number of people he has inspired to continue his work! Having said that, if many more RickKs leave, we're screwed. Not that this particular RickK wasn't special. Aw dammit I'll miss the support on VfD. Halidecyphon 1 July 2005 19:33 (UTC)

We need you[edit]

Come back RickK we need you :( A curate's egg 3 July 2005 17:54 (UTC)

Don't leave[edit]

Rick, I remember you blocked a anon IP vandal from my userpage. You've done this for several others, and have proven yourself to be an asset to this website. Please reconsider. Horatii 4 July 2005 00:52 (UTC)

bumps on the road[edit]

RickK, we've had our conflicts but hey, like I said in our RFC, I think you are a good administrator. There are bigger issues that I know you handle well. So do come back. Don't focus too much on the little bumps on the road. --Jondel 5 July 2005 04:03 (UTC)

Hope you'll be happy[edit]

RickK, I really don't understand why such a great person like you would suddenly leave without any good reason. However, if you don't feel comfortable or if you just feel pressured, I hope that you'll be happy out there. Remember, we all miss you. I'm not going to bid you farewell, because I do have some hope that you may come back into our community someday. Hope to see you soon. — Stevey7788 (talk) 8 July 2005 02:30 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thank you for the help you gave with Andrew Lin. I'm sorry to see you leave. - Jersyko talk July 8, 2005 03:55 (UTC)

Wow, they broke Rick. Never thought I'd see the day. After he chastised me as an anonymous user for miss-correcting some American spelling, I knew he had the tenacity to stick it out. Sorry to see him go. Wikipedia is lessened by his absence. Drhaggis 8 July 2005 04:09 (UTC)

I feel your anguish...[edit]

The addiction to doing what is right by nature, happens to be very strong in some of us. I will miss your contrbutions to order, peace, NPOV and straightlaced consideration for education! TheUnforgiven 8 July 2005 20:03 (UTC)

Thanks and welcome back as well?[edit]

I've certainly noticed your contributions during my time on Wikipedia, and I must thank you for your work that you have done here. It's a pity about what drove you to leave, but it's nice to see that you've retained your sense of humour in LickK :) Enochlau 15:03, 10 July 2005 (UTC)

Increase vandal blocking[edit]

In honor of your work, I shall block any vandals for twice as long as I would normally. What's 2 times infinity? --brian0918 Ni! 21:02, 13 July 2005 (UTC)

Please come back, please.[edit]

RickK, since you left, your status as my favorite Wikipedian grows every day. On the night that so soon became your last, you stood steadfast against an edit warrior and his tiresome copyvio spamming, despite protestations that 3RR justice ought to be drawn out to all participants, no matter which side they were on or the justness of the cause.

Rick, we miss you. Please come back. sɪzlæk [ +t, +c, +m ] 08:19, July 14, 2005 (UTC)

A Simple Plea[edit]

Please return. We need you here. This page proves it. Bratschetalk 5 pillars 02:09, July 16, 2005 (UTC)

  1. Support. Hedley 18:41, 19 July 2005 (UTC)
  2. Seconded. --Scimitar parley 22:40, 10 August 2005 (UTC)
  3. Thirded""". --Fighter 19:57, 30 August 2005 (UTC)
  4. Agreed and even though I never knew you, I know you were great. Come back to us... Quatreryukami 01:35, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Los Baños[edit]

Rick, next time you're on I-5 can you check to see if the signs say "Los Banos" or "Los Baños" (per my one-sided discussion at Talk:Los Banos, California). Send me an email ([1]) if you just wanna lurk. Thanks. -- Finlay McWalter | Talk 22:08, July 19, 2005 (UTC)

Vandal activity down since you left[edit]

Rick, it's interesting to note that since you left, vandalism on Wikipedia has gone down. It's clear that you and those like you simply act to frustrate and abuse legitimate users, whose angry responses can be classed as vandalism, giving you an increased sense of self importance. We don't need that, we need more quality editors, not more volunteer vigilantes. Perverted justice 18:07, 20 July 2005 (UTC)

That's the biggest absurd I've ever heard.--Kaonashi 18:15, 20 July 2005 (UTC)
Indeed; it is my impression there is considerably more vandalism now. The edits of the sockuppet above would be one small example. Jayjg (talk) 18:16, 20 July 2005 (UTC)
Indeed. I've blocked more in the last day than in the previous 18 months as an admin, which can only be due to the "RickK and Heph gap". Complaining about RickK and Heph is like having an allergy and wishing you didn't have an immune system. -- Finlay McWalter | Talk 18:40, July 20, 2005 (UTC)
I find it hard to believe one editor (even one so prolific as RickK) can have much of an effect overall. Do contributors on either side have any (non-anecdotal) evidence that suggests otherwise? Pcb21| Pete 19:16, 20 July 2005 (UTC)
If memory serves, Angela did a survey a while back (Feb or March of 2004) where she sampled the number of blocks each admin had given. Rickk had almost as many as the next 3 people combined. →Raul654 19:19, July 20, 2005 (UTC)
Personally? I frequently saw his edits, and he left a useful note on my talk page correcting me for something. DDerby 03:32, 22 July 2005 (UTC)
Isn't it obvious to everyone? RickK created a whole entourage of sockpuppets, then vandalised with them, then blocked them. Just to fulfill his self-aggrandising dreams. He made fools of us all, just to prove that he was brilliant. Don't you hate him? Kill RickK, kill RickK, kill RickK! smoddy 19:37, 20 July 2005 (UTC)
Stop making conspiracy theories! I don't know anyone who can manage that many accounts, especially at the same time! I'm sure if you cross check any blocked users of RickK's, you'll see that some, possibly several, were present at the same time! And besides, by assuming that your assumption is impeccable, you rally propaganda to spread hate! I'm sorry if I am doing this myself, but your last sentence is UNDOUBTEDLY a personal attack! Graham (talk, contrib) 08:01, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
I can safely say that ever since RickK's departure, I have been faced with reverting five times the vandalism I did prior, which still dosen't come close to his legendary vandal fighting, troll combatting, and trash disposing. El_C 21:56, 20 July 2005 (UTC)
Nonsense! I wish him and his many sockpuppets stay out! Space Cadet 00:49, 21 July 2005 (UTC)
Space Cadet, what you are saying is an obviously not necessary. See WP:Civil. Reliable Forevertalk 11:48, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
To Raul654, now that I can believe :). Statistics on the effect of handing out bans liberally would be great to have. Pcb21| Pete 21:53, 22 July 2005 (UTC)

My experience in the Wikiworld has shown RickK to be abusive of other users, authoritarian, consistently reverting other peoples edits without apparent reason and unwilling to join a debate on a given subject when his arguments were confronted. Personally, Im glad he gave up.LtDoc 13:55, 28 July 2005 (UTC)

"Rick, it's interesting to note that since you left, vandalism on Wikipedia has gone down." Really? Cite your sources. Fire Star 14:01, 28 July 2005 (UTC)

Are you back?[edit]

Welcome back! Theresa Knott (a tenth stroke) 23:03, 21 July 2005 (UTC)

RickK sighted! Although I think he is just drawing attention to his involvement here. All the best, RickK. El_C 21:44, 22 July 2005 (UTC)
What made you come back, Rick? Does that mean you'll stay again or what? -- Mike Garcia | talk 16:21, 24 July 2005 (UTC)
  • I know you don't want to come back Rick, but you are the only guy who can stop the monsters...TheUnforgiven 00:10, 27 July 2005 (UTC)

: ([edit]

I know we had a few conflicts exspecially over the John O'Hart article. But, I would like to ask that you reconsider leaving. User:Bancroftian

Province of the Carolanas[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you participated in the VfD for John Lilburne Research Institute. I am nominating another article created by the same user: Province of the Carolanas, which is another massive hoax/vanity/original research article. --JW1805 19:00, 28 July 2005 (UTC)

Accounts on other Wikipedias[edit]

Hello again, Rick. This seems like an odd question, but, since when did you get an account on french and spanish Wikipedia? I'm guessing some sockpuppet (The truth about Hephaestos), anonymous vandal, stalker, etc. has commandeered your handle. I'm sure it wasn't me attempting the impersonation of you, I never did that. -- Mike Garcia | talk 00:50, July 29, 2005 (UTC)

A plea[edit]

While I hope that this does not fall upon deaf ears, I have truly enjoyed working with you and was dismayed to hear of your departure. I hope that the situation that prompted your disappearance will leave your system soon, and you will decide to return to Wikipedia. Until then, I wish you well! Páll (Die pienk olifant) 06:42, 9 August 2005 (UTC)

American Old West at the US Collaboration[edit]

Some time ago, you supported the nomination of American Old West at the COTW. I have now renominated it at the new US Collaboration. If you are still interested, you can support the article with your vote there!--Fenice 08:57, 10 August 2005 (UTC)

Wikistalking guideline proposal[edit]

Greetings - We're currently working on a wikistalking guideline proposal to reflect that the Arbitration Committee has deemed this to be a bannable offense. I'm trying to get community input to help develop this article. If you have a moment please drop by Wikipedia:stalking and make any applicable changes to the article or post any suggestions you may have on the talk page. Thanks! Rangerdude 19:15, 19 August 2005 (UTC)

Saint[edit]

(See WP:CCW)

Dear RickK, even though I know you have quit Wikipedia, I personally believe you'll come back one day. Even if you don't you're probably reading the notes at your talk page. Anyways we have made you a saint at our fictional church. I hope you're enjoying whatever it may be that you're doing now. Redwolf24 09:03, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

will you being hanging around any other wikimedia projects??[edit]

thanks for being a dick to me when I first came here. check me out I'm a real user now. holler. Yameen? 06:20, 23 August 2005 (UTC)

The System is Down[edit]

There is a fatal flaw in the system. Vandals, trolls and malactors are given respect, whereas those who are here to actually create an encyclopedia, and to do meaningful work, are slapped in the face and not given the support needed to do the work they need to do.

Yo, RickK! Yo, RICKK! Come on back here, man. I need you. We need you. Wi(ki) needs you! And we don't just need you, we want you! Listen, man, every system has flaws. You ever seen a perfect system? Laws of thermody-namics! Entropy is increasing in this universe, which means probably no matter what we do eventually everything will be the same temperature and static as all get-out. Until then there is no wiki but wiki and RickK, damn I miss you.

I don't even know you and I miss you! My only contact with you was some tiff over some article I supposedly cared so much about and haven't even infodumped to Wikibooks because I'm so busy in "tha real worrrld!". lmao ha! But I go with the flow, more than that I go with your show because you took the time to try to teach me how it works around here,,,just like my older brothers, who I did not and do not always listen to. Sometimes it takes TIME for them to get new ideas into my dense young head, you know? Us more junior, we value you more senior no matter how much we might not seem like it. And the senior to you value you too.

I never did frequent your talk page but I just thought I'd stop in on a whim and I am stunned. I can't believe you left me/us hanging. I mean, we're all supposed to be Wikipedians together, right? The power of all like-minded people and all that good stuff?

WHAT IS THE MOTTO OF WIKIPEDIA, RICKK?!

Okay, you know what, I don't know, and I don't even know if there IS one. I don't know the official motto...but I know what it SHOULD be...

"Onus portamus." We Carry the Load.

Even me, I carry just a little bit, making adjustments and comments here and there. (Which reminds me, I had something dumb on my talk page. I took it off now.)


Anyway I'm sure enough super-sorry you're gone, but like Mom says, you can't change other people, you can only change yourself. So I guess you've changed into a non-Wikipedian...all I can say is I'll try to change into a better one in your stead. And good luck wherever you end up. I based this little ditty on something for you...

Any living thing that cannot coexist with RickK Must cease existin' RickK now listen Vandals, trolls, malactors, them peeps you chasin' Them little dirrrty bots I'll sure'n erase them Your success was not enough, you wanted to be hard And then some people got you knocked and you buckled in the yard Since you left I think you're a pop tart, sweetheart, you soft in the middle I could eat you for breakfast since you exchanged Your "watch" for some necklace You can buy cars but you can't buy respect in the wiki Originally I treated you so disrespectfully 'cause to me you were a mystery I knew nobody in the wiki and I had no history I never sold nothin', never popped nothin', You were like "Esseye stop frontin'" Now you been had on and somebody made you hot under the collar And you stopped believing in the power of the wiki and started believing in the power of the dollar?

--Fighter 19:55, 30 August 2005 (UTC)


Happy Birthday[edit]

I know you're not really around anymore, but just in case you stop by: User:Jenmoa/birthday Happy Birthday. --User:Jenmoa 03:58, 23 September 2005 (UTC)

RickK anti-vandalism barnstar! --> User:Coolcat[edit]

Coolcat just got this barnstar award — quite ironic. Also: [2]. — Davenbelle 07:40, 27 September 2005 (UTC)


I am sorry to see that someone has been so sorely used that he has given up on Wikipedia. I gather that this has happened before. What a shame! Stepp-Wulf 01:44, 1 October 2005 (UTC)

A promise[edit]

RickK, since you left, things have changed a lot. We've revamped our deletion process. We've gone through some major controversies. I got angry and left for a little while myself. But the more things change, the more they stay the same. Vandalism has just gotten worse and worse. RC patrol has gotten arder though. As many dumb vandals as there are, more and more are smart, sneaky vandals who are not esaily caught. And the amount of legitimate editing gives us a lot of data to sift through.

I really do hope you come back. When you left, it was a great loss for Wikipedia. But we carry on. We keep fighting. Rick, I promise you that if you do not come back, I will someday rise to your greatness. CAPS LOCK 03:58, 1 December 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia much better now- come back[edit]

Trolling and vandalism are losing in the face of all the new changes on Wikipedia. Stick around some more, dude, and you might stay forever. PS Long live the CV unit. Peace Ksenon 18:02, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

Image galleries[edit]

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Have a great holiday break![edit]

Rick, I just thought to stop by and wish you a great holiday break and have a good Merry Christmas. However, I'm not too sure if we've ever met before I became an official user, but, I had some anonymous edits before you left our Wikipedia. I have heard about you when I was an anonymous user and now been missing you. It sure has been a hard year since you've been gone. You are one of my favorite users. Alex 101 03:55, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. --Bhadani 14:35, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

Me too! Alex 101 00:13, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

Help me delete List of redundant expressions[edit]

Hi I'm Zargulon. I'm sorry I wasn't around to help get List of oxymora deleted.. if there's any way of reopening that I would be up for it. Anyway now I am trying to get List of redundant expressions (a truly awful page) deleted. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Zargulon 11:04, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

Article for Deletion[edit]

Greetings. You may be interested in voting on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse (image free). Thanks. --Descendall 01:22, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

Ulysses[edit]

Hi. Why did you remove the disambiguation notice from Ulysses? RickK 02:45, 23 Feb 2004 (UTC)

   I don't not remember ever doing that. Sorry.

--chemica 09:13, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Lily Pons[edit]

You changed the birth date of this French-US singer a few months ago from 1904 to 1898. What are your sources? I'd like to konw her real birth date, if possible. Do you know why there is a controversy about it? Thanx (I am a French user) --Sebb-fr 18:45, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Katelyn Faber[edit]

Could you weigh in at the bottom of the Talk Page for Katelyn Faber regarding the inclusion of an image of her? User:Tufflaw, who unsuccessfully tried to have the entire article deleted back in December 2005 insists on censoring/deleting it for extremely specious reasons, and I've been asked to gather a consensus. Please read the bottom two sections of that page. Thanks. Nightscream 18:43, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Woggly[edit]

I would like to bring to your attention that a request for comment on User:Woggly's conduct has been filed. Bonnieisrael 17:52, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

You had the right idea[edit]

Even admins refuse to spend enough time to sort out legitimate users (who have contributed in the past) from trolls whose handles were created to perpetuate a single POV. It has made me lose faith entirely in this system. Wikipedia will degenerate into a mass of completely biased, untrustworthy information. MBAguy 17:25, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

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Smile![edit]

LiveJournal[edit]

Hey, just wanted to let you know that that particular livejournal account got suspended. Legit.

But seriously, please reconsider leaving Wikipedia. Come one, we've even named a barnstar after you! --M1ss1ontomars2k4 | T | C | @ 21:23, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

You're the kind of person we need.[edit]

I agree there's problems, but Wikipedia deals with them better than anything else I've seen. Considering the openness of the site, it's amazing it works as well as it does. And it's getting better - procedures are evolving, and there's people and bots who revert vandalism amazingly quickly.

You seem like the sort of person we need more of, so I hope that you'll come back one day. Even if you just hang around and make suggestions for how to change the system. Improvements come slowly - which is understandable, if we clamp down too hard on trolls and vandals, we can make it harder for genuine editors to join, many of whom start out editing anonymously. But the system is evolving. --Singkong2005 01:38, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

RickK pleease come BackK[edit]

the internet needs you. but then again -- look at all this attention you've gotten!!!!!! --Ghetteaux 16:58, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

RickK please don't come back[edit]

Just to reassure you Rick, there are plenty of people who are glad you left, and think you did more harm than good. Don't feel you have to come back, we're getting on fine without your brand of assistance. — sjorford++ 11:28, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Just wanted to let you know sjorford that your last comment could be considered a personal attack, and while I don't know RickK, he seems to have many fans that would be willing to block you. Thetruthbelowtalk 07:08, 7 June 2006 (UTC)
Including me (a fan that would be willing to block). SushiGeek 21:30, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
RickK was an administrator whose specialism was reverting the rubbish that vandals put on this website - that can only be doing Wikipedia good. Thus he got a barnstar named after him. I assure you sjorford, that there are many people who are sad he ever left, including me, because he did such a good job. Please refrain from personal attacks, no-matter how badly you hate someone. Keep up the Wiki-community spirit! Lradrama 17:00, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
I didn't realize that opinion was illegal. Criticism should be treated no better than praise. --Henry W. Schmitt (talk) 04:33, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

It's been a year...[edit]

Rick, you'd probably be on the Arbitration Committee and/or have CheckUser access now if you were still editing regularly. I sincerely hope that you will one day change your mind and rejoin us and learn about our new features. 16:13, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Two years now. I bet Wikipedia's changed lots since he left! Lradrama 17:01, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
Three years. This is fun.--Asderoff (talk) 22:48, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
Five years. From what I've read, RickK would have a welcome home party to return to if he ever did decide to reconcider after all these years. ʍɪ₭Ꭵṯṭʏ 16:27, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
Well... here we are: six years! You knew somebody would do it, didn't you? ;) ColdCase (talk) 23:12, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
Now it's been seven years! I can't believe it's already been that long. I wonder what Rick has been up to since he left. 76.191.133.247 (talk) 18:14, 14 July 2012 (UTC)
Year++ Found mention of RickK over here -- Wikipedia:WikiGiant -- whilst looking into the *modern* problem of current anti-vandalism efforts generating too many false positives. Little has changed, since the time of RickK, from what I can tell. Admins, and soon-to-be-admins, that enjoy doing WikiCop work are *still* always too rushed to do a good job, running from fire to fire. RfA is *still* nasty and bitter. Maybe someday we'll learn how to make wikipedia both a welcoming place for gunslingers that protect her, but simultaneously, figure out a way to diplomatically repair the damage they inherently do, whist reverting thousands of acts of vandalism/spam/barbarians per month? If we do manage to figure it out, I hope RickK will return, as a tame giant ready to defend wikipedia against the barbarian hordes. Until then. 74.192.84.101 (talk) 17:26, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Despite how it may seem[edit]

The trolls are not winning.

Despite what they say, the vandals cannot break Wikipedia.

Despite what and of them say or think, they do not have any power over Wikipedia.

Despite the mountains of 'OMTOGHSERS SOANDSO IZ TEH SUCKERZ' reverted each day, the vandals are not winning.

Despite the flaws in the system, the system itself is slowly moving. Slowly and painfully, yet still moving.

The vandals only win when people like yourself leave.

Don't give up the fight.

69.145.123.171 Hello! Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 19:11 (UTC)

The Lord has spoken. ~ Flameviper 19:13, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

School ban[edit]

Hello RickK

You recently banned our school's IP address for consistent vandalism. This is probably true, but can you remove the block so that unidentified users (ones with IP addresses and no registered account) cannot edit but ones with usernames can?

Thanks

Auroranorth 08:21, 16 September 2006 (UTC) (talk)

Past AfD nomination of Intercounty Baseball League[edit]

Just noticed this past AfD and I fully support the decision to keep this article. Anyone familiar with Canadian baseball knows that the IBL is a serious men's baseball league with a long history (since 1919) that has produced several members of Major League Baseball, AAA baseball and AA baseball, A baseball, while also featuring former MLB players and former Negro Leagues players of the past. To delete it would have been a travesty. Additionally, several former IBL players have been inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum in St. Marys, Ontario. Barry Wells 16:50, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Further to the above AfD nomination, I'd like to add that the IBL has had numerous former MLB players in the league, including Fergie Jenkins (who's the only player to have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame), Frank Colman, Denny McLain, Dave Rozema, Paul Spoljaric, Rob Butler, Oscar Judd, Tim Burgess, Mike Kilkenny and several outstanding former Negro Leagues players.
Additionally, many many players have been paid to play (albeit under the table), the league has many corporate sponsors, fans, competent, paid umpires, an official media guy, statistician, commissioner and local TV contracts. It is serious baseball, with most parks (all but one, I believe) charging admission. The 1948 London Majors not only won the Intercounty title, but also the Ontario title, the Canadian title and the Can-Am title. Drinking beer while playing is not permitted, as one user frivously suggested. Many former IBL players have also gone on to baseball scholarships at U.S. universities, pro careers with MLB organizations or AAA ball, AA ball or A ball. The London Majors play at Labatt Park, the undisputed (to date) world's oldest baseball grounds in continuous use since 1877 (a heritage site under the Ontario Heritage Act) -- a park which won the prestigious Beam Clay Award as the best natural grass baseball park in North America in 1989-90. Barry Wells 19:13, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

The "Hall of Fame"[edit]

I don't know if you still read this, but no one's really mentioned this... the "Hall of Fame" is gone. --Kitch (Talk : Contrib) 13:33, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

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You[edit]

Are still great. Dfrg.msc 1 . 2 . 3 05:09, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Hi RickK[edit]

But, Let me know the reason for your words. I am not sure what has happened man. If not you, can somebody give me the reason why he hs left Wiki. codetiger 08:46, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

From what I have interpreted he was reverting vandalism but in the process, broke the silly 3-revert rule (i.e. edit wars are banned, no matter what the situation). He was thus blocked by a fellow administrator and saw the fatal flaw in the system. Feeling insulted, he left. Well, that's what I interpreted anyway. Lradrama 10:22, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Userbox[edit]

Wikipedia-logo BW-hires.svg This editor has decided to leave Wikipedia.

--evrik (talk) 16:54, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

we missed you[edit]

Hi RickK, we just want to say we hope you come back to Wikipedia. All the editors on your talk page missed you because you were such a great editor (I've looked at your contributions). We hope you come back to Wikipedia.--PrestonH 15:39, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

P.S. Think about it, it has been like a year since you left and everyone still misses you!

HUMAN RIGHTS[edit]

He has the right to leave Wikipedia. --Walter Humala - Emperor of West Wikipedia Crystal Clear app korganizer.png|wanna Talk? 04:58, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Coolcat just quit wikipedia. [3] seriously.

Come back[edit]

Rick, I remember working with you when you were still here, and like so many other people, I hope you'll change your mind and decide to come back. Wikipedia is gaining even more momentum and media coverage (figuring prominently in Time's Person of the Year story, for example), and I think you'll be missing out -- and we'll be missing out on your talents -- during an even more exciting era in Wikipedia's history. Vandals aren't going away, but you can manage it; we've gotten better about indefinite blocks. Moncrief 19:44, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Hey.[edit]

If you're still around, I'm sorry I left that rude message on your talk page. It's just that I saw you as kinda arrogant. Anyway, please accept my apologies. oTHErONE (Contribs) 03:10, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

RE: Wikipedia:Lamest edit wars[edit]

Hi I am message you because you contributed a section to Wikipedia:Lamest edit wars

Thanks, Travb (talk) 12:17, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Basketball Shorts[edit]

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i did not add the prod but because the person did not let you know so i desided to let you know okOo7565 23:41, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Gone for a year and a half and he still gets messages? Wow. Well, since when he originally created the page it was a redirect to an album article, and only later changed to its current form I don't think he'll care too terribly. --tjstrf talk 21:53, 2 January 2007 (UTC)


A request for assistance[edit]

Would you support the concept of moving the Earhart "myths" to a separate page or article? The reason for my suggesting this is that the main article should be an accurate and scholarly work while the speculation and conspiracy theories surrounding the disappearance of Amelia Earhart are interesting, they belong in a unique section. Most researchers, as you know, discount the many theories and speculation that has arisen in the years following her last flight. Go onto the Earhart discussion page and register your vote/comments...and a Happy New Year to you as well. Bzuk 03:02 3 January 2007 (UTC).

Father Damien FAR[edit]

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What?[edit]

Even though RickK has left, people still keep posting "non-farewell" messages on his page. Odd. --science4sail talkcon 19:08, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

RickK and AlphaChimp are the two names which I've seen crop up anywhere. Oh, and you can throw in Mongo if you want to start a fight... xCentaur | 08:40, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
Well, he does have a barnstar named after him... he's a bit more "in the public eye" than most users who have left. EVula // talk // // 04:22, 10 February 2007 (UTC)
But Alphachimp's still here, isn't he? From what I've read, RickK must've done a lot for Wikipedia if he has a Barnstar to his name. Maybe that's why people still post such messages here, hoping that he will return someday. -- Altiris Exeunt 12:49, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Yes[edit]

I saw a message about you here and it made me really sad. I fully agree with you [4]. Our systems are still evolving and in the process a lot of time is wasted and many editors (like me) are just hanging on and doing nothing constructive. I know that you may not see my message, but perhaps many will see. Bye my friend, bye. --Bhadani 17:35, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Thames High School[edit]

If you happen to stop by again, please have a look at the Thames High School page. I have recently taken it on as an improvement project. Since you had such a strong opinion at its AfD, I was wondering if you'd change your mind having seen it in its current state. Thanks, Jerry lavoie 04:07, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Rick left in June of 2005. EVula // talk // // 04:21, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
I know... that's why the "if you happen to stop by again" bit. Jerry lavoie 18:08, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Heh.[edit]

Hey, that's not very nice! You shouldn't insult Wikipedia! --Das654 17:14, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

There's a few good reasons to. See here. 31337 23:17, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

...visited Uncyclopedia? I think it has a rival now... -- Altiris Exeunt 08:50, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

I think you deserve this.[edit]

Barnstar of Reversion2.png The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Given by Abeg92, in recognition of RickKs efforts to clean up the mess that vandals make on Wikipedia. You had it named after you, so you probably deserve this. Abeg92contribs 23:03, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

I would like to second that. --wpktsfs (talk) 02:46, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

And I shall 'third' that. At present we couldn't have named this barnstar after anyone else. Wish you were here. :-( Lradrama 08:48, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Let we "fourth" it too. --Hirohisat Talk 04:36, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Shouldn't this page be protected?[edit]

Why are people still messaging him about articles almost two years after he's left? 151.202.74.135 18:49, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

One word, two syllables: Respect. ŞůṜīΣĻ¹98¹Speak 23:48, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Don't know what it means to me. 69.116.169.171 03:42, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

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It's no good messaging him about those type of things! He's been gone over two years! Lradrama 10:19, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
Indeed. Ellomate 23:45, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Something you deserve[edit]

SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
I wish you were back. Cheers,JetLover 03:39, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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Because in leaving here, you've contributed to Wikipedia in a way that is much different from the contributions you gave as an active vandal fighter. Your story serves as a reminder to us all of what happens to good people, of Wiki-burnout, and of martyrs. I would say that your legend in your leaving here has grown bigger than it ever could have had you stayed. Here's to you, RickK. You deserve this more than anyone. --Sharkface217 00:57, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
Seconded. Auroranorth 10:42, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
He remains one of Wikipedia's greatest contributers. :'-) Lradrama 11:06, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Your wish has been fulfilled.[edit]

The journal has been suspended, the one with the Rick_K? [http://rick-k.livejournal.com You remember that? Come on! Come back! Everything has gone chaotic without you! Come on! Come back! Come on! Come back! Goodshoped35110s 04:18, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

PLEASE COME BACK! (SOBS)

Probably not,...[edit]

...but it seems that the friend in question is back in the form of wd3000, as well as a few others. I hope it is Rick because if not, I'll be mad. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gp75motorsports (talkcontribs) 10:42, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Please verify[edit]

The above message needs verification.--Gp75motorsports 10:31, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Why are you writing to a user who hasn't edited in two years? El_C 10:38, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
You didn't need to remove the {{helpme}}, NASCAR24, as I already substituted it. El_C 10:49, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
I wasn't actually writing RickK, I was writing everyone else on this page. Best, --Gp75motorsports 16:22, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

Comment[edit]

Hello everyone, In my opinion, it is quite pointless to try to bring RickK back. He has been away for two years, and possibly may not return. However, even though I have never met him (he left as I joined) I can tell he was a pretty good contributor, and I wish him luck. --Astroview120mm 05:25, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Hold on, I think I may have contacted him via IP several days ago. But, I don't remember the IP address, though... -Goodshoped 05:27, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Hold on, this might be it. -Goodshoped 05:54, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Wait a minute.. IP and writing style confirmed. RickK is back! YEAH! --Gp75motorsports 13:32, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
That's right, that's right! -Goodshoped 01:10, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
And this is probably why he left Wikipedia.... -Goodshoped 01:16, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
He changed his IP. So don't bother contacting him via that link. -Goodshoped 05:02, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

Was he right???[edit]

Was Rickk right to leave Wikipedia? I have been looking at some of the talk on Jimbo Wale's page, and he actually might be right. Wikipedia seriously is deteriorating, and I think only Registered users should be allowed to edit Wikipedia, and to become a registered user, you would have to work your way up. I don't know. Redmarkviolinist 06:51, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

  • I disagree - Reversion of vandalism is now automated, and standards on OR, etc. have increased. Also blocking anon edits for long periods of time is now possible. WhisperToMe (talk) 02:15, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Missed[edit]

You are still greatly missed. I hope you're doing well and good in whatever you're doing. Cheers. Kingturtle 16:12, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

DRV notice[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Shibby. Since you closed the deletion discussion for this article or speedy-deleted it, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Jreferee t/c 20:11, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

...that was done about two and a half years ago, and RickK hasn't edited in almost two years... EVula // talk // // 20:13, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
Sorry. I didn't read over the talk page before posting. RickK, if you read the DRV request I posted, please disregard it. Thanks. -- Jreferee t/c 22:16, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Miss you too, Rick[edit]

Was just thinking about you the other day when reading Tony the Marine's great news, remembering way back when he got the angries with you for an edit conflict and I jumped in to calm things down. Good times! Anyway no reason to believe that you're going to read this, but if you do, hope all is going well for you! --Stormie 09:24, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

plagiarism of Austin Creek SRA article[edit]

RickK:

A quick comparison of the texts suggests that your article on Austin Creek State Recreation Area was essentially cut-and-pasted directly from the official website without attribution. See Wikipedia:Public domain for an explanation of why this is plagiarism.

Stepheng3 (talk) 22:58, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

By the way RickK has left Wikipedia permanently! Harland1 t/c 18:49, 10 December 2007 (UTC)


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Ha! Stupid bot doesn't know he's gone...of course, I wish he was here, even to see this...
COME
BACK
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RickK:You deserve your own barnstar.[edit]

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RickK, you may be gone, but you will be a part of Wikipedia forever. You have changed it for four years to a point that it is better than ever. Happy Barnstar, Rick. --CPGACoast (talk) 21:03, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Nod[edit]

Just dropping by to say you can revert my edits any time. Stevebritgimp (talk) 22:22, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Check your simple:User talk: RickK page.[edit]

I left a message there. I promise it's not the "COME BACK! COME BACK!" stuff you've been taking since you retired.

Okay, maybe at the end, but come on! I couldn't resist! 21655 τalk/ ʃign 21:20, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

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Thank you...[edit]

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Here's to the greatest vandal fighter Wikipedia has ever seen. Thank you for your contributions, RickK. GO-PCHS-NJROTC (talk) 01:23, 16 April 2008 (UTC)


Golota[edit]

I've reopened this discussion here.--Vintagekits (talk) 10:35, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

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A message from Cosmona[edit]

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I've awarded this barnstar to you even though you are gone, Please come back, Wikipedia has gotten to the vandalism and trouble. Please come back. I've awarded you this. Cosmona (talk) 00:23, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

My first mentor[edit]

Rick, You were the first person I met on Wikipedia. In some ways you mentored me. I am NOT saying this because you've left or to be dramatic: You are one of the reasons that I continued on Wikipedia. You were a role model.

Thank you Rick. --mboverload@ 04:23, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

Desysopped[edit]

In case you return, someone just used your account (among others) saying it had been hacked. It's been emergency desysopped. —Wknight94 (talk) 15:43, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion of Image:SGeorgiaandSandwichFlagSmall.jpg[edit]

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A rather late farewell[edit]

I would like to post a rather late farewell. RickK, I never got to see your efforts, but based on all of these posts requesting for you to come back, you really must have been a very great vandal fighter. I would have liked to see you in action, and I hope you're doin al right. Most of us at Wikipedia obviously miss you(except the vandals probably), and we hope you are doing fine. If you ever happen to drop by, try to reconsider rejoining us. Vandalism destroyer (talk) 07:14, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

I second. Oroso (talk) 13:12, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
RickK, I also never got to see your work, but assume AMAZING faith, so, I join those urging you to come back,--res2216firestar (talk) 16:53, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
yeah, three years is a long time, but we still wish you'd come back... Thingg 07:29, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

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What is with these stupid bots? He is GONE! It's pointless or something. VandalismDestroyer | Talk to me 14:22, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Sockpuppetry case[edit]

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Sockpuppet? Yeah, right[edit]

How could RickK's account be suddenly accused of being a sockpuppet, when he himself hasn't used it for 3 years?

The same goes with uploading that photo, how is that possible, when it's not even in his recent contributions. The only ways that's possible is if that hacker uploaded it. Vandalism destroyer (talk) 15:13, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

The image was uploaded in 2003 but has only been nominated for deletion recently; it looks like it was claimed to be public domain (US Federal government) but it was published by California state government and the website has a copyright notice. I don't know about the sockpuppet accusation; the user who claimed to be the puppeteer also mentioned an account that has apparently never existed as another sockpuppet. --Snigbrook (talk) 01:41, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I agree. What's up with that? ~ Troy (talk) 01:08, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

wikipedia:statistics is neat page. check it out sometime. St. Puid, Head of Assisi 22:14, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

It seems that hackers have opened RickK's account! It has since been blocked for having it's security compromised. Sad, isn't it?--Ipatrol (talk) 22:47, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Should we remove this sockpuppetry rubish? On first glance it bismirches Rick's good name; and Rick, if you can hear me, please come back. Wikisaver62 (talk) 19:12, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

Bye[edit]

I always heard of your legend. You were one. I am now retired, so farewell rick. Maybe come back under a new name? You are sorely missed. --Encyclopedia77 Talk 21:53, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Vandal fighter[edit]

I just want to be a vandal fighter like you once I get my rollback back PirateSmackK (talk) 08:37, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

What if ?[edit]

What if rickk joined the darkside and became a vandal? Happy dude revenir (talk) 13:42, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Why would he? PirateSmackKArrrr! 06:44, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, why would he? He was Wikipedia's legend as I know so far. I don't know him as much as Tide Rolls, but I'd wish he'd returned, then he would solve that 202.47.69.212 problem (this IP keeps making vandalism) as far as I know. We miss you, RickK. If you ever return, accept your old job as an "anti vandalism WikiWarrior". Regards,--ROT9 (talk) 14:22, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

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SchnitzelMannGreek[edit]

We haven't talked or introduced but you are a wikihero to me. I hope to be like you and respected and revered like you as well. Hope you come back...didn't know you were no longer active.SchnitzelMannGreek. 17:09, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Goodbye[edit]

You are simply the stuff of legends. We will never forget you. --71.135.62.111 (talk) 02:59, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

RickK (WikiWarrior, ?-2005)[edit]

Despite being away from Wikipedia for 4 years, I have a message to tell you (a late one, apparently). Some IP addresses that have been trolls (vandals) during your stay at Wikipedia, in which you have told them about their vandalisms, have apologized to you. And as you can see, Wikipedia is like a Singapore Airlines A380. It's cooler than ever. It has some cool thingamajigs for user pages and for the user itself! Oh, we just miss seeing you as a WikiWarrior. Hope you will return. Wishes of luck from your friends,--ROT9 (talk) 14:44, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

The Simple English Wikipedia[edit]

You're still on Wikipedia then. Not that you're still active here, but on the Simple English edition. I just wished you'd stay....--Berlin Approach | Lufthansa 533 at FLT230 06:36, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Another special barnstar[edit]

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I award this, cause you're special. I wish you'd stayed. --Boeing7107isdelicious|Sprich mit meine Piloten 12:15, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Timeline of fictional future events[edit]

You commented in the last Article for deletion discussion. This article is up for deletion again.

You are welcome to comment about the discussion for deletion. Ikip 19:00, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Oh, We Miss You So Much[edit]

Oh, RickK, please do not leave without saying goodbye! We miss you. It'll make us happy if you can just improve our website once again... Chris0714 19: 33, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of Star jelly[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of The Cell[edit]

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User:RickK[edit]

brrrrr. [[User:TelCoNaSpVe]] ring-a-ling-ding. I'm a bit late to the party... [simple.wikipedia.org] Might as well see what you're doing... Eh, I ramble... ~~~


Here you Go[edit]

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Given by Access Denied, in recognition of RickKs efforts to clean up the mess that vandals make on Wikipedia. You had it named after you, so you probably deserve this. ACCESS DENIED 03:04, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
It should probably be given by a more experienced editor who interacted with RickK while he was still active, IMO. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 03:15, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, RickK! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

--Kumioko (talk) 02:59, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi kumioko, welcome to wikipedia! As a person with thousands of edits under your belt, and having been through the RfA process yourself, perhaps you should already be aware that WP:TEMPLAR templates are a form of spam! Plus, of course, your spam-bot is obviously in need of repair, this editor has been blocked indefinitely since 2008, so your spam from mid-2011 is not only offensive but also hilariously pointless! Thanks for continuing to improve wikipedia through your diligent efforts! See you around!!!@!!111!!! — 74.192.84.101 (talk) 17:32, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Marty Allen (financier)[edit]

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User:RickK2[edit]

Those longstanding editors who expressed regret over RickK's departure from the project a few years ago will be interested to note that we now have RickK2 (talk · contribs). --JN466 21:27, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

...which I have just blocked as an impersonator. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 01:16, 15 August 2011 (UTC)
Sadly, I can't say I'm surprised. --JN466 01:18, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

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