User talk:SB Johnny

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Archive 1 (up to December, 2006) archive #2 archive #3 archive #4 (March '08-Feb '09) archive #5 (March '09-May '09) #7 (to March 2012)

Perhaps this[edit]

I had seen a question asked about a tool. Perhaps this would help.

Wizardman also may know of additional tools, I know he has helped me with some CCI stuff in the past. — Ched :  ?  20:52, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, that will help for the next one (Hex got a positive ID on that article and removed the section). BTW, let me know if you run across any more like that (articles sent to AfD for using the old "sources" section rather than the cite templates)... I'm still following that hunch. --SB_Johnny | talk✌ 11:37, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Lifting the Gibraltar DYK restrictions[edit]

A couple of months ago, you opposed a proposal to lift the restrictions on Gibraltar-related DYKs, which were imposed in September 2012. Could you possibly clarify (1) under what conditions you would support a lifting of the restrictions, and (2) when you think it would be appropriate to lift the restrictions? Prioryman (talk) 20:08, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Could you link to the discussion please? --SB_Johnny | talk✌ 14:01, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
Wikipedia talk:Did you know/Gibraltar-related DYKs, in the first collapsed box. Prioryman (talk) 22:39, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
Is there a current discussion somewhere? --SB_Johnny | talk✌ 13:27, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
No. Prioryman (talk) 07:44, 10 April 2013 (UTC)


Hi, Am I a qualifying contributor, I mean to get paid, if I am one of the winners? Thanks. (talk) 02:12, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

You mean if you're not logged in? I don't know, but I'll pass the question along. --SB_Johnny | talk✌ 08:51, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
Yes, it is what I meant, but surely, if Wikipedia considers me a qualifying contributor, Wikipediocracy should too. By the by have you ever considered nominating the article for DYK? (talk) 13:33, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
Nothing firm yet, but if you're in this for the money, I think you should create an account. Wikipedia doesn't charge anything for making accounts, last I checked ;-). --SB_Johnny | talk✌ 22:09, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
Of course I am in for the money mostly because it is fun to get payed for criticizing Wikipedia on Wikipedia. Yes, creating an account is free, but it is a hassle. I would not like to be attached to a user name, I prize my freedom. Besides I've already made most additions to the article as IP. (talk) 00:07, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
Well, it says right there on the board: "Candidates for this prize will be registered Wikipedia user accounts" (italicized on the board). I get the impression that they're not interested in changing that rule, so not much more I can do for you. --SB_Johnny | talk✌ 10:21, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

AE nit-picking[edit]

Yeah, you probably shouldn't be commenting in the uninvolved administrator section on that case. Someone is bound to blow a gasket. ;) --The Devil's Advocate tlk. cntrb. 01:53, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

I don't see why... I have absolutely no interest in Scientology, though I'm aware that it's been a contentious topic on WP. --SB_Johnny | talk✌ 13:55, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
I meant because of the specific article that was under discussion, but I guess it no longer matters.--The Devil's Advocate tlk. cntrb. 16:01, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
Well, I'm not really all that involved in the article either. I'm interested as a reader, of course, but I don't have any particular stake in it as an "editor", much less as an "admin". --SB_Johnny | talk✌ 19:02, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Added to the wikipedia controversies article[edit]

Just letting you know so I can get the reward Face-smile.svg. Cheers, nerdfighter 00:52, 8 May 2013 (UTC)


Please note: User talk pages User talk pages are rarely protected, and are semi-protected for short durations only in the most severe cases of vandalism from IP users. Users whose talk pages are semi-protected should have an unprotected user talk subpage linked conspicuously from their main talk page to allow good faith comments from non-autoconfirmed users.[2]

"Give it a rest" isn't a valid reason for protecting a user's talk page. Please undo your action or be prepared to explain why you took it upon yourself to make up new rules at WP:ANI. Rklawton (talk) 23:38, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

It's a perfectly valid reason per IAR (and in is case perhaps BLP as well). Leaving the poor guy be for a couple of days is the right thing to do, and hopefully can helm lower the drama level. I'm sure the wiser heads at AN/I will agree. --SB_Johnny | talk✌ 23:45, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Hello. There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. Rklawton (talk) 00:41, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

2013 Philadelphia Wiki-Picnic: Saturday, June 22[edit]

Wiknic logo.svg Philadelphia's Great American Wiknic at Penn Park Wiknic Boston group of six people June 23 2012.jpg
You are invited to the Philadelphia edition of the Great American Wiknic taking place in Penn Park, on Saturday, June 22, 2013! We would love to see you there!--User:Ocaasi (talk)|}}


You know, I had no idea that you were an admin here? Neato. — Scott talk 10:34, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Evidence phase open - Manning naming dispute[edit]

Dear SB Johnny.

This is just a quick courtesy notice. You recently offered a statement in a request for arbitration. The Arbitration Committee has accepted that request for arbitration and an arbitration case has been opened at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Manning naming dispute. Evidence that you wish the arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence subpage, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Manning naming dispute/Evidence. Please add your evidence by September 19, 2013, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can also contribute to the case workshop subpage, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Manning naming dispute/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. For the Arbitration Committee, Seddon talk 23:31, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

GLAM Cafe invitation[edit]

GLAM coffee cup transparent.png Wikipedians are invited to the GLAM Café at the Chemical Heritage Foundation to meet, talk, and edit. We provide the space, the coffee, and the snacks: you provide ideas and enthusiasm! On the second Tuesday of each month, starting November 12, 2013.
CHF small logo

Re Eric's talk page[edit]

I appreciate your judgement. It needed to be blocked for a short time to allow cooling off, 24 hours was too long but your timing was perfect. WormTT(talk) 08:04, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

De nada. That's why you keep us old timers around hovering well over the fray, right? --SB_Johnny | talk✌ 12:20, 30 October 2013 (UTC)


your post was reverted by user:demiurge1000, but I have no idea why. (talk) 15:36, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Ramtha's School of Enlightenment[edit]

Hi SB Johnny. I saw your comment on the Ramtha's discussion page and have added a summary of the key points from the longer message. You can see that on the discussion page. I hope you're still willing to be a helpful interloper. Calstarry (talk) 17:38, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

What's in a name?[edit]

Ya know, I'd been meaning to ask you what the significance of your user name is. — Scott talk 14:49, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Hortibox[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Hortibox has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. eh bien mon prince (talk) 19:40, 30 December 2013 (UTC)


Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg

cultivating trust
Thank you, "Oldtimer" interested in "horticulture, landscape architecture, philosophy, and history", for cultivating plant stubs, real life ("spend time doing something more satisfying") and trust, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:00, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Aw, shucks :-). Thanks! --SB_Johnny | talk✌ 22:01, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Adding "move like this, like this move" and the link to "awesomely weird", --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:50, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

On the 28th: a blue duck attacks the German Main page, right now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:09, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
A year ago, you were the 708th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:41, 30 December 2014 (UTC)


  • (Protection log); 23:09 . . SB Johnny (talk | contribs) changed protection level of User talk:Jimbo Wales‎ ‎[edit=autoconfirmed] (expires 11:09, 4 January 2014 (UTC))‎[move=sysop] (indefinite) ‎(throttle down, Jimmy has made it pretty clear that he wants IPs to be free to talk on his talk)

Your protection makes it impossible for IPs to edit the page. -mattbuck (Talk) 23:34, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

For 12 hours, I know. It had been set to indefinite a little earlier, so I shortened it. Changed the move permissions too, because Hagger???? ;-) --SB_Johnny | talk✌ 23:53, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Move permission seems sensible. -mattbuck (Talk) 00:34, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for taking an interest in this problem. The banned editor is Mbz1. She's very persistent about hopping to new IPs and is seeking a forum for grandstanding. If she returns, please lengthen the protection. I had shortened it previously, but she came right back so I had to re-protect, and used a longer duration. More eyes on the problem is good. Jehochman Talk 01:56, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Well, the problem is that if you set it to "indefinite", you never know when it's "worked", and like I mentioned in the log, Jimmy is a big believer in "IP editing and speech". It's easy enough for you to throw the rope up for another 12 hours if she's causing a major problem, though it's often even easier to skip over the R&B and go right to I. --SB_Johnny | talk✌ 02:45, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
FWIW, Jehochman, she says the IP in question isn't her (and is from Germany, etc.), though I agree the style and content certainly resembles hers. --SB_Johnny | talk✌ 14:05, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
There're three possibilities: (1) It is her. (2) It is some other editor taking advantage of the situation to act just like her. (3) It's somebody completely unrelated who's acting just like her, but doesn't realize it. Given the lack of trust we have in her, created by her inability to get along with other editors resulting in a ban, and then by her continued violation of editing through her ban, I think her statement has no information value whatsoever. Thank you for keeping an eye on the situation and if there are further similar edits, please respond as you see fit or let me know if you think my response needs to be adjusted so that it would be more effective. I didn't mean to set the protection to indefinite! I had meant to select something like one or two weeks, which is the approximate length of time she's been editing of late. Jehochman Talk 17:04, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
I'm nearly certain that it isn't her (lying isn't one of her faults). She feels rather insulted by you accusing her of being this other person (who she doesn't think resembles her at all), so if you can spare a "sorry about that" for her, she'd appreciate it.
(And yes, Jehochman, I originally thought you had gotten the edit and move protection settings backwards, went to fix that, then realized the problem with having that length of protection on that particular page. We all have our senior moments, despite our youthful appearance and vigor.) ;-) --SB_Johnny | talk✌ 23:01, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
I think she feels insulted that I continue to suck air, and nothing I say will have any benefit. My plan is to ignore her. If she stays away for 6 mos she can then try to come back under the standard offer. I won't object. She needs to let go of the past. Jehochman Talk 01:11, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Mbz1 was here. --SB_Johnny | talk✌ 01:21, 6 January 2014 (UTC)


I was wondering if you would like to come back to Wikiversity ;) --Goldenburg111 (talk) 01:28, 5 January 2014 (UTC)


Thank you for that, I've signed. May I suggest that you remove the "Support" from your signature? I worry that people will start adding "Oppose" comments, as if it's an RfC, not a petition. Let them lynch-mob elsewhere. — Scott talk 23:39, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Already did, good thinking :-). --SB_Johnny | talk✌ 23:41, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
Well, we tried. "Dignity", what a joke. — Scott talk 18:05, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
"I am unaware of any nondisclosure agreements and do not intend to intervene in a staff matter. Given that he was unaware that she was an employee, I'm not sure how much weight to put in that (though something in the signpost seems to suggest that there isn't an NDA, or at least that she's permitted to discuss the issue). --SB_Johnny | talk✌ 23:59, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Question About Kww and Phillippe[edit]

How did Kww use technical means to force the WMF on the Visual Editor mess? I know that the Visual Editor was not ready for prime time and that WMF, as the employer of the developers, was trying to ram it into production. What did Kww do? Was he heroic? Robert McClenon (talk) 23:06, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

He modified the javascript, iirc, which effectively allowed VE to be disabled (as default?), which is what the WMF (including Philippe in particular) were refusing to do. Whether it's heroic depends on your perspective, I suppose, but the point is that (a) Phillipe and Kww have a history of personal animosity, and (b) this is actually a wider dispute between Phillipe's wing of the WMF and parts of the community that are not at all happy with the WMF. --SB_Johnny | talk✌ 14:08, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Feb 11?[edit]

You said "See WP:DEADLINE to start. I think it's wonderful that there's a POTD and some DYKs available, but contorting everything else because Jimmy thinks it's a good idea is frankly a bad idea".

That comment really helped me. I've been getting a bit worked up over things, and I really needed to hear the words "WP:DEADLINE". Sometimes when you need to chill, a stranger shows up to say the magic words-- WP:NODEADLINE. So, I wanted to thank you for the advice-- it helped me. --HectorMoffet (talk) 08:50, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Also, I agree we shouldn't push FA at all or "contort" stuff; just on the the stuff we already have that meets our criteria, do you think it's appropriate to schedule them all on a theme day like Feb 11, or should we stagger them across multiple days? your opinion valued. --HectorMoffet (talk) 08:52, 7 February 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for the kind words :) this isn't the first time I've been mobbed over something where I believed I was primarily in the right, and I'm usually fairly good at dealing with it, the magnitude of this was just a bit more than I expected. The reason I posted a statement of the length that I did was because I had received multiple emails telling me to do so or they'd take it to ANI, and I figured my talk page would be less painful than ANI. Best, Kevin Gorman (talk) 23:56, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Triumph International[edit]

Hi SB Johnny. I contribute to Wikipedia regularly with a conflict of interest, while following best practices and bringing most articles that qualify up to "Good Article" status to ensure I am meeting a high standard of compliance with Wikipedia's content policies.

I'm trying to spread myself around a little more, to avoid the allegation that I have a small posse of favorable editors, which will inevitably occur if I rely too heavily on just 2 or 3 editors, so I thought I would introduce myself and see if you have an interest in chipping in on an article where I am affiliated.

The article is Triumph International. The draft I've prepared is located at User:CorporateM/Triumph. It's been shared on the Talk page and at COIN, but I find even COIN posts often get archived without anything getting done, so I try to ping people individually and find someone willing to chip in.

Let me know if you have the time/interest to take a look. CorporateM (Talk) 15:07, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

DangerousPanda arbitation request opened[edit]

You recently offered a statement in a request for arbitration and have not been listed as a party. The Arbitration Committee has accepted that request for arbitration and an arbitration case has been opened at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/DangerousPanda. Evidence that you wish the arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence subpage, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/DangerousPanda/Evidence. Please add your evidence by 3 December 2014, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can also contribute to the case workshop subpage, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/DangerousPanda/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. For the Arbitration Committee, Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 12:36, 19 November 2014 (UTC). Message delivered by MediaWiki message delivery

Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Wifione opened[edit]

You recently recently offered a statement in a request for arbitration. The Arbitration Committee has accepted that request for arbitration and an arbitration case has been opened at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Wifione. Evidence that you wish the arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence subpage, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Wifione/Evidence. Please submit your evidence before 16 January 2014, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can also contribute to the case workshop subpage, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Wifione/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration.

Please read this notice before submitting any material (evidence or workshop proposals or comments) on the case or talk pages.

From the statements so far, this case is either about an administrator editing in defiance of the neutral point of view policy or a group of editors unjustly making accusations of such. The committee takes no view at present.

However, all participants are reminded that breaches of the Outing and harassment policy and the Personal attacks policy are prohibited. Further, be aware that the outing policy takes precedence over the Conflict of interest guideline.

No material that touches upon individual privacy may be posted publicly but must instead be sent using "Email user" to the Arbitration Committee. Such material will be accepted, or disregarded, at the committee's sole discretion.

Before communicating by email with the Committee, please read our "Communications and privacy" statement.

For the Arbitration Committee, Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 00:03, 2 January 2015 (UTC)