User talk:SJP/Archive10

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You need not memorize the policies! :) Just go through them and try to understand them. And try to think of situations where they would be applicable. This is where article writing would help a great deal. But I for one would advise you to use Wikipedia as a hobby, no more; don't stay up all night to revert vandalism. Think of Wikipedia as a fun place, not a job to be done. :) I think this is one reason why there is a lot of stress on Wikipedia... a lot of us become so involved that we forget it is a completely voluntary project, that every little bit helps. There is a tendency at RfA to treat candidates like they are asking for something from the community, when in fact they are offering to help the community. So anyway, don't take any of the not-so-nice stuff said at your RfA to heart; Wikipedia is not that important in the greater scheme of things. But on the other hand, Wikipedia can teach you a lot about dealing with different types of people and taking criticism even if unfair or impolitely worded, which will help you in real life too. And like in real life, there are people to help you here too. :) - TwoOars (Rev) 19:48, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Re: Nyttend RfA[edit]

It wasn't a real oppose. ;) Surely you wouldn't think that somebody could consider them to have a low amount of mainspace edits. east.718 at 22:17, 11/1/2007

Your RfA[edit]

You're welcome; as long as you listen to and follow the advice from that RfA, your next one should be sucessful. Good luck. Acalamari 22:40, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

I'm glad I participated on your RfA, but please read the guidelines on my talk page before commenting please. I remodify a little for enforcement and stuff. I wish you good luck on your next RfA. PrestonH 23:21, 1 November 2007 (UTC)


There was a consensus about what was written in the article. Please don't change it without discussion on the talk page.(Sa.vakilian)--Seyyed(t-c) 02:33, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Yasser Arafat[edit]

Thank you for your edits for the Yasser Arafat article. I removed two of the external links that you added because of long discussions during a peer review and in the article discussion. The Politician category you added is actually covered specifically in the Palestinian politicians category. Fatah was removed from the See also section because it is mentioned and linked in the article. Palestine was kept because it is not, however, it could be removed if it is brought up in the new FAC nomination I will bring forth.

P.S. thanks for your barnstar, glad someone appreciates! --Al Ameer son 03:20, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

The article is a Featured Article Candidate. You could post to support the article's promotion if you believe it should, or oppose and then give your reasoning for your opposition. You could also leave suggestions or comments. Leave your opinions here, Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Yasser Arafat. --Al Ameer son 16:46, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

My RfA - Thanks for your help[edit]

Thanks for taking the time to go over the RfA, and for your advice. It doesn't look like I'll be getting Adminship this time - 3:2 in favor is obviously not enough. We'll see what happens over the next few months. Michaelbusch 03:47, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks again for your comments on my RfA. I've applied for an Admin coach, as you suggested. Michaelbusch 23:24, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

I'll be back!![edit]

Hey, I see your having some difficulty with a vandal that's getting personal. Why don't you go report him for 3RR and I'll keep an eye on your talk page and the article. Davidpdx 12:04, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

There's no doubt it's a 3RR now. He's trashing my talk page as well. Please make sure to mention that he's messing up both of our talk pages when you do the 3RR report. Davidpdx 12:07, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
The anon user that keeps reverting the hulk powers article. Davidpdx 12:08, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
They have him blocked now. Davidpdx 12:09, 3 November 2007 (UTC)


Thank you for reverting vandalism on my user page. Cheers! -- LAX 17:56, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

2 months maybe? How long you've been fighting vandalism? -- LAX 18:06, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
That's cool. So, we friends? -- LAX 18:11, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
I mainly use the combination of Vandal Fighter and Twinkle. What do you use? -- LAX 16:39, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the barnstar. -- LAX 02:02, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

I hear you are asking for help[edit]

I hear you are asking for help in adding content to articles to become a better all round Wikipedian. I am willing to help you with that if you wish. For example:

  • Do not write what you know, then look for a source. Instead, research what you think you know; then write what the sources say.
  • There are lists of red-links if you can't think of an article to write.
  • Agriculture is a subject we all know something about but is poorly represented here at wikipedia. there is an agriculture project just getting started an an agriculture navigation header that is being proposed to be turned into a footer that needs some copy/paste work done at a workshop subpage.
  • I know a lot about H5N1 and an issue at Flu research could use some work; you could help with reading the sources and expanding/revising a list there.
  • Adding content is better than deleting or tagging; but it is harder. People who add content are more likely to value content and thus not be so quick to delete content that should just be tagged; and more likely to fix content than to merely tag it. WAS 4.250 19:59, 3 November 2007 (UTC)


Adminship.png My RFA
Thanks for participating in my request for adminship, which ended with 56 supports, one oppose, and one neutral. I hope to accomplish beyond what is expected of me and work to help those that lent me their trust. east.718 at 02:38, 11/4/2007

Wikipedia has a new administrator![edit]

Admin mop.PNG Thanks!
Thank you for voicing your opinion in my RfA, which passed with 54 supports, 2 opposes and 3 neutrals. Thanks for your support, I really appreciate it. I hope to exceed expectations, If you have any advice please feel free to let me know. Thanks again!. --¤ The-G-Unit-฿oss ¤
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Hi, can you please Ali article and Portal:Islam/Selected Muslim . Due to the fact that I'm not a native speaker I need your help with these pages. God bless you too.--Seyyed(t-c) 16:37, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

There may be some grammatical mistakes in these pages. Can you please check them especially the later one and correct the lingual mistakes.--Seyyed(t-c) 16:47, 4 November 2007 (UTC)


Hi SJP, I just want to thank you for answering my requests on WikiProject Palestine. --Al Ameer son 18:49, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Oh, I also want to tell you to add all of your new articles to the New articles section in that project. --Al Ameer son 18:52, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

No problem I like being involved in editing Palestine-related articles. Yes I know, I don't like using news sources unless we're talking about an activity. But Palestinian government subjects are not well developed or official so I guess thats all we got.

May God bless you too and keep up the great work. (I seriously mean that) --Al Ameer son 19:19, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

GlassCobra's RfA[edit]

Admin mop.PNG My RFA
Hey SJP! Thanks for your support in my request for adminship, which ended with 61 supports, 3 opposes, and 1 neutral. I also wanted to say that I'm sorry about your recent RfA, but I expect to see you back again in a few months! :) I hope your confidence in me proves to be justified, and please feel free to call on me if you ever need any help or opinions! GlassCobra 02:03, 5 November 2007 (UTC)


Henrik's RfA thanks![edit]

Thanks for supporting my RfA, it closed today with a final tally of 39 supports, 1 oppose and 1 neutral. As always, if you ever see me doing anything which would cause you to regret giving me your support, let me know. henriktalk 19:00, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Thank you bunches![edit]

Admin mop.PNG Thank you so much for suppporting my RfA. I was promoted with a total of (44/1/0) - a vote of confidence from the community that I find humbling and motivating. I will not abuse your trust. Look forward to working with you! (Esprit15d 21:41, 5 November 2007 (UTC))

In Remembrance...[edit]

Rememberance DayLest We Forget.png

--nat Alo! Salut! Sunt eu, un haiduc?!?! 00:51, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your support.[edit]

And thanks for taking the time to ask questions. I'm glad they helped.

Guy Fawkes Remember, remember, the fifth of November?
Thank you to everyone who participated in my Request for adminship, which was successful at 50/5/0 on November 5th, 2007.
It became, as you may know, rather contentious toward the end (though fortunately no gunpowder was involved), and I appreciate the work of other Wikipedians to keep it focused. --Thespian 02:40, 6 November 2007 (UTC)


Thank you, I have answered your question! Cheers! Tiptoety 05:09, 6 November 2007 (UTC)


Hey! Thanks for the barnstar. You too keep up the good work. - Aksi_great (talk) 13:17, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Another RfA Spaming[edit]

Thank you, i appreciate your kind gesture and would gladly accept being nominated by you! Tiptoety 00:28, 8 November 2007 (UTC)


Sure. I hope I get many supports (4x more than opposes, if I have an oppose). Hopefully vandals will not vandalize my RfA. NHRHS2010 talk 00:51, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Done answering questions and accepted. NHRHS2010 talk 01:43, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
Answered. Hopefully this doesn't happen. NHRHS2010 talk 02:06, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
Despite the fact that one user who opposed my previous RfA supported me this time, I am withdrawing my RfA. Next time, I will accept RfA only from administrators. NHRHS2010 talk 04:11, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
With all due respect, NHRHS2010, accepting an RfA nomination from a user - whether he is an administrator or not makes no difference in the slightest, you RfA did not fail because SJP nominated you (SJP is a good user, by the way), it failed mainly due to maturity issues. Qst 17:03, 8 November 2007 (UTC)


OhanaUnited's RfA[edit]

Frank Hubbard (AMC)[edit]

Why do you keep reverting my article? I am in the process of writing it and it is not vandalism. —Preceding unsigned comment added by AMCOneGen (talkcontribs) 19:00, 8 November 2007 (UTC)


I've replied on my talk page, not yours about your question, see my reasoning there. Qst 21:08, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Unfortunately, I'm going to go against your "request", you will have to get used to replies being left on the talk page of the person you sent the message, it is the decision of the user who's talk page it belongs to as to where to reply to comments, hence forth — I am replying here. There is no particular "trick" to bringing an article up to GA status; you just have to find a subject which you would enjoy writing about, then work on it. I, personally find it helps to base it on an article of a similar nature which is a good article of featured article, then it gives some basic guidelines of what content should be added, appropriate reference format for the article, etc. Hopefully, this will help you. Qst 20:24, 8 November 2007 (UTC)


Thank you for accepting Skateremorocker's adoption request. I wanted to advise you of a weird editing tendency he has, that maybe you can speak to him about. For all the bands he likes -- which are primarily Christian alternative/emo groups -- he is very insistent about removing the classification "Christian" from any genre descriptions for the band and/or their records, often going against consensus to do so. He is so insistent that it even resulted in a mediation request at one point.

I can't quite figure out his motives, since he claims to be Christian himself (Wouldn't you be proud that the bands you like share your religion? I would think? I dunno, I'm not at all religious myself, so I'm not going to pretend to understand the psychology of it). Anyway, it's what's gotten him into the most trouble with other editors, so that's probably the first issue to with which to work on with him. Best of luck, and thanks again for accepting his request! --Jaysweet 21:44, 8 November 2007 (UTC)


Hey, thanks for the revert :) ( arky ) 02:22, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Thank you very much for paying attention to the additions to this subject. User:Caddcreativity 21:00, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Reviewing Hezbollah[edit]

Hi, I've nominated Hezbollah for peer review and a semi-automatic javascript program put a review there on the base of WP:MS. Can you please check the article and add YesY mark here.--Seyyed(t-c) 05:45, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Little thankyou spam[edit]

Thankyou for supporting my successful rfa which closed with 58 supports. If i am honest i am rather humbled by the unanimous support and i hope to live up to everyones expectations. If you ever need any help, don't hesitate to ask. Thanks again. Woodym555 13:28, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Re: Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Ioeth question[edit]

Thanks for the question! I just wanted to let you know that I responded to it. Cheers! Ioeth (talk contribs friendly) 15:08, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

So kind of you[edit]

To notice the work I did over those months. I've taken a bit of a break to do some intensive house renovations, but I hope to be back in earnest soon. Thank you so much for the barnstar and the acknowledgment. Cheers! Tiamut 20:25, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

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Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry[edit]

Could you clarify your above question for me? Thanks! Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry 23:26, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

GA status[edit]

If you are uncertain about the status of an article, you can always try starting with a Peer Review. Curt Wilhelm VonSavage 23:29, 10 November 2007 (UTC).


Thanks for the smile. --Sharkface217 05:28, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Ditto :-P Sharkface217 05:30, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Happy Armistice Day[edit]

Happy Armistice Day —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:21, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Your articles[edit]

I've went back and corrected the reference format on some of the articles you created, most of them were just URL's and not formatted correctly, I have use {{cite web}} for this, please check out WP:CIT for other templates for correct referencing. Cheers, Qst (talk) 16:55, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Your Rfa[edit]

I'm sorry you withdrew. My qustion was a "softball" for you to tell us all how you did, in fact, improve. Best wishes for next time. You might wish to wait until early 2008. Keep at it. Bearian 15:14, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar[edit]

Barnstar of Reversion2.png The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Given to you in recognition of your efforts to clean up wikipedia of the vandal scourage. you deserve it. KerotanLeave Me a Message Have a nice day :) 18:32, 12 November 2007 (UTC)


Thank you for congratulating me on my adminship anniversary. :-) Best regards, Húsönd 19:27, 12 November 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for the smile!!
Gonzo fan2007 talkcontribs 19:44, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

Tlingit RV[edit]

Now how the heck did you get that revert before me? I had the page loaded, TW-ed, and reverted and it said nothing. I go back and you're already reverted and warned! Gah! Nah, just kidding, I don't really mind.--tennisman 22:09, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

Heh, I just use TW...RC, Hide Logged-in, Diff, RV(V). Guess that's one too many steps. I used to occasionally use the RC Patrollers' IRC chan but I figured I'd just as soon use TW alone, since I have cable internet that's fast enough on its own. --tennisman 22:14, 12 November 2007 (UTC)


Thank you for your compliment.--RedJ 17 01:57, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

no, nothing yet. What did you like? Any suggestions?--RedJ 17 02:16, 13 November 2007 (UTC)


Good Job REerting Vandalism. Keep it up. Thedjatclubrock :) (T/C) 02:40, 13 November 2007 (UTC)


I was not meaning to "vandalize" when I deleted the lines about Marlon Brando and James Dean under the Black Face Minstrelsy and World Popular Culture section of Blackface. If you read the article that is used as a source for that particular assertion, that James Dean and Marlon Brando "often have turned to indigenously African-American performance styles, stage presence and personas" in order to appear cool, you will see the article never implies that about Marlon Brando or James Dean. The article only mentions Brando and Dean as a comparison to Today's uncool pop stars. I suppose I should have discussed it with someone before deleting the lines, however, I just think that as the section is currently written right now, it is quite a stretch. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:02, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

I'm a little distressed here. Apparently I shouldn't have been so honest in my self-analysis. Epbr seems to be opposing me based on my own rueful, "I'm still working on my tendency to be a little too snarky and blunt in my edit summaries (but it never spills into mainspace, and I try to tone it down in talk as well.)" Does this mean I should have lied and proclaimed myself flawless and without peer, if I wanted his/her approval? --Orange Mike 17:20, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Given that Pride is one of my besetting sins, it just seems so unfaaaiiiiiiirrrrr! to get slapped for something done out of humility. --Orange Mike 20:54, 13 November 2007 (UTC) (feeling a trifle whiney and self-pitying)

Thank you[edit]


My RfA[edit]

Hey SJP, thank you so much for voicing your support in my successful RfA. I'm humbled to have the community's trust. As I master the ways of the mop and bucket, please don't hesitate to message me for any advice or corrections. Cheers! Spellcast 23:00, 13 November 2007 (UTC)