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Long time, no see[edit]

Welcome back friend. —RaD Man (talk) 01:19, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

Look what's happened while you've been gone. —RaD Man (talk) 06:28, 5 September 2005 (UTC)

reverted edits by x[edit]

Hi, I'm new to RC patrol, and I was wondering how you do the 'reverted edits by X to version by Y' edit summary. Is there a shortcut to reverting an edit?Borisblue 22:31, 6 September 2005 (UTC)

Kelvin(s)[edit]

I was under the impression that Kelvin was uncountable, like Celsius and Fahrenheit. But if that's the incorrect usage, then change it back by all means. Cheers. --Madchester 04:11, 23 September 2005 (UTC)

Reverted Metric system[edit]

I see you've reverted the edits I've been making to Metric system. Why not come to Talk:Metric system to discuss it? Jimp 28Sep05

Hi Siroxo Wikipedia's markup engine does the "wrong" thing with single quotes. I removed the quotes since the quote at the beginning of the URL is excluded but the one at the end is not. The URL becomes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%s' instead of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%s The only way I could get it to work was to take out both single quotes. There might be another method, but I am still new to Wikipedia.

Physical system(s)[edit]

Hi, you seem to have merged the two articles- I'm kind of new here and just wondering; how do I find the original author of the section just merged in? Just curious, thanks!

Adler F 02:07, 5 December 2005 (UTC)

Vandal tags[edit]

Thank you for reverting vandalism on Wikipedia!

Be sure to put warning tags on the vandal's user talk page (such as {{subst:test}}, {{subst:test2}}, {{subst:test3}}, {{subst:test4}}). Add each of these tags on the vandal's talk page, in sequential order, after each instance of vandalism. Adding warnings to the talk page assists administrators in determining whether or not the user should be blocked. If the user continues to vandalize pages after you add the {{subst:test4}} tag, request administrator assistance at Request for Intervention. Again, thank you for helping to make Wikipedia better. -Mysekurity(have you seen this?) 03:10, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

Sure. I didn't mean to sound condescending, because I know you know what to do in this situation, but I realized that after I clicked save, so my appologies. I think replacing big blocks of content with " [name] is gay!" is definitely vandalism, and not merely a test (but I think test users should be warned as well, that's why I use {{test}} and {{vw}} (which, btw, will you try and save vw? there are a couple of users that are pretty unhappy with the template it seems, and don't understand that a warning for a test and a warning for clear vandalism are, and should be, different). Thanks, and happy editing, Mysekurity(have you seen this?) 03:23, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. I doubt any of those voting keep did much actual vandalism fighting, or else... yeah... anyways, happy editing. -Mysekurity(have you seen this?) 03:41, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

What the Hell? Bill Oreilly Site[edit]

According to "Vandalism" guidelines. ROFL I am not vandalising anything.

1. Omitting insuinating or biased commentary is part of the "Editing" features 2. I am not inserting information that in any way is meant to destroy the integrity of the information 3. Authors siting "Left Wing" website "Media Matters" as a legitimate and postable source of information is not credible 4. Some of the information in the article is blatently false or unsubstantiated heresay that can not be proven 5. I am newb...and editing for very first time tonight...and I will continue to edit some more until somebody points out an actual violation....or some facist administrator decides what is right and what is wrong in his self appointed post...

Got your message[edit]

Don't understand the rules just yet...

Made some edits between your personal messages...will follow the rules per your instructions.

Tried to cite the edits this time...if indeed I was in the "Cite" box even

D'ni numerals in Template:Numeral systems[edit]

Hi, I replied to your comment on Template talk:Numeral systems. SFT | Talk 07:14, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Need your advice![edit]

RFC Woggly

I have opened a Request for Comment on User:Woggly due to harassment which is clearly evidenced by her in a harassment campaign that she has organized on her talk page User:Woggly 4 On this page one can witness how accusations of using sockpuppets were never confirmed before she accused me of these actions and others. Need your kind advice. Thanks, IsraelBeach 01:33, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Deletion review/Israel News Agency[edit]

Hi, you contributed to discussions at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Israel News Agency. It was deleted by User:Danny, but not done as an Office Action. As you contributed to the original AFD, I was wondering if you would take the opportunity to make comment at DRV. Please note that if it remains deleted then I'm not terribly fussed. However, because the community found that it was notable and should be kept and it was not slanderous (that I can see) I relisted it. - Ta bu shi da yu 12:07, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

i didn't edit pinhole glasses[edit]

what's with the massage you sent me?

User:Coolcaesar and Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration[edit]

I have noted you as an involved party and/or commenter upon the behavior of user:Coolcaesar in the filed Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration. I greatly wish that you would comment on his behavior, and add references, links, etc. supporting your particular view to the current evidence already there. Please also explain his attitude/comments/witnessed behavior with detail about your experience in dealing with him. I do greatly appreciate it, and note that your reputation is protected upon comments at arbitration, and cannot be used against you. Thanks for your Time. --Mr.Executive 08:09, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

member

Proposal on Notability[edit]

Because you're a member of the Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians, I'm notifying you that the inclusionist proposa Wikipedia:Non-notabilityl is in progress to define the role of notability in articles. Please help us make this successful! Also note the proposal Wikipedia:Importance is a deletionist proposla that seeks to officially introduce notabiltiy for the first time. --Ephilei 04:45, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

Cool user pages[edit]

I love your page design! I'm confessing that I've copied it, but I'll remove or significantly alter it if you it bothers you. --Ephilei 02:45, 24 July 2006 (UTC)


Orphaned fair use image (Image:Aquateen.jpg)[edit]

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Scuttle[edit]

I reverted your change to Scuttle because the page was originally about The Little Mermaid character. However, I think I've fixed the problem now based on your idea. Check again. :-) Khoikhoi 06:51, 2 January 2007 (UTC)


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Re: Deletion nominations[edit]

Sorry... I'll keep that in mind next time. Thanks! :) --Candy-Panda 10:03, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Geriatric1927 not a candidate for deletion[edit]

I removed a few sections which were not relevant to his notability per WP:BLP. After looking through the article thoroughly, I no longer considered it a candidate for an AfD (this was very shortly after I made my edit--and edit summary). However, I see potential problems in creating wiki articles for YouTube members unless a specific member has gotten significant media attention (outside of the blogosphere). As you might have seen on Talk:Geriatric1927, his YouTube friend Argent009 started threatening other users when something was removed from the page.

I could only imagine what would happen if we didn't set standards for this (in terms of what YouTube users should have an article). Users might try to create articles for themselves, and perhaps might link to their articles through the fame beyond youtube section, trying to draw attention. Not saying that this would for sure happen on a mass scale, but I think there's already evidence that it has happened to some extent. Erik Mongrain has 2000+ subscribers, Andy McKee has 4000+, Jeong-Hyun Lim has 5000+ and only 2 videos. Liam Kyle Sullivan has 1000+ subscribers and 2 videos. BowieChick has 4000 subscribers. There are limited mentions of some of these users in the media and I'm not quite sure they all reached "fame" beyond Youtube. If these users are considered the standard or even bare minimum point at which to make a Youtube user wiki page, then we can't be surprised if at least 200 other pages are created in the next year (of likely non-notable people), because I could probably think of at least 30 users who have gained more media attention and have far more subscribers than the ones listed above. Yet, I just don't see (the vast majority of) these users as famous or notable enough to be in an encyclopedia article. I'm not overly worried about this. I just see it as a potential problem because I know how a lot of their users crave attention to get subscribers (the site is very competitive in that way). Perhaps I'm experiencing an availability heuristic after seeing Argent009's postings. Who knows? Let me know what you think about this. If you agree, what do you think the standards should be? --Ubiq 03:55, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Real Social Dynamics and other AFDs[edit]

Thanks for injecting some sanity into the Real Social Dynamics AFD. I understand how this article would initially appear objectionable to someone and I know it needs to be rewritten, but I don't understand why so many users are deliberately ignoring non-trivial sources. They are doing the same thing in the two simultaneous AFDs on PickUp 101 and Badboy Lifestyle, which you might want to take a look at. Vague references that an article fails WP:CORP, without even explaining why, seem to easily lead to abuse of the deletion process, because it takes about two minutes for someone to write that, while it takes me about 20+ minutes to prepare a rebuttal with all the sources of the page. Badboy Lifestyle had two news articles (text linked to on the company's site) and a link to a TV segment. PickUp 101 is in an even stronger position: it had two news articles (now three, and all linked to on the publisher's websites) and a TV segment (now linked to) when the AFD was declared. In both cases, the AFD was declared with a vague reference to WP:CORP that didn't address the existing sources. --SecondSight 22:24, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Please put new discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Real Social Dynamics (2nd nomination), and not an old archive. Thank you. -Royalguard11(Talk·Desk·Review Me!) 00:30, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Sorry[edit]

Hi again Siroxo. I am very sorry for the way I have been nominating. I really want to do the right thing to avoid embarrassment and trouble and I'm sorry that it's gotten to the point where you've had to watch my contributions page for my nominations... I promise that from now on I will do the proper research when nominating an article for AfD, and nominate it for the right reasons. Thanks again. --Candy-Panda 11:23, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Previously Weighed In on Prometheus Process AfD[edit]

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Siroxo, I noticed that you previously weighed in on the Prometheus Process deletion discussion. I am the creator of that article, which was created and worked on in good faith for about a month once the COI issue was raised. I freely acknowledge the COI and have not participated in the article since. I truly believe the article can be written from a NPOV, is verifiable and is notable. To support that I have compiled an extensive list of references and made those available on the article's talk page to anyone wishing to work on the article. There are almost 60 links to independent sources that I believe support the verifiability and notability of the article's subject. My desire is that they be considered during the deletion discussion and that if the article's subject is not verifiable or notable, then its clearly stated why these references do not support it. Sincerely. --Mike Cline 14:40, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

links to academia.wikia.com?[edit]

After my Puns in Hamlet article was nominated for deletion, I moved it to academia.wikia.com, which allows original research. (There were suggestions to move to wikibooks, but wikibooks does not allow original research.) I have put a link to my academia.wikia article (now called Motifs in Hamlet) in the Wikipedia Hamlet External Links section. One of the deleting editors told me it would be OK to add a link to wikibooks, so I'm assuming it's also OK to link to academia.wikia. I would also like to edit the wikipedia policy on "no original research" to include a link to academia.wikia, as the corresponding policy in wikibooks currently does. I noticed in academia.wikia talk that recently someone created a new academia.wikia journal on Amateur Astronomy and tried to add a link to it on the wikipedia Amateur Astronomy. His link was deleted and he was banned from further editing. I don't know the details of that situation, but I would like to establish a dialog about whatever wikipedia will allow to help people find out about academia.wikia. Academia.wikia is currently small and obscure, but it fills an important niche in the wikia world. It's the only place I know of where amateurs like myself can publish our original ideas and get peer review from other amateurs (or possibly interested professionals). Links from wikipedia to academia.wikia are needed if for no other reason than deflecting "original research" contributions away from wikipedia. To paraphrase Emma Lazarus:

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your original researchers yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me"

Ray Eston Smith Jr 16:27, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

vegetarian?[edit]

source for this? im not aware of any dietary constraints on this species —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 24.105.221.46 (talk) 09:50, 18 March 2007 (UTC).

Hey[edit]

Hey u dont know me but if you could right to me it would be nice and by the way i like your user page could you tell me how to change mine?

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Template:War[edit]

Hello, I noticed you participated on the talk page previously, I created a new template and I am attempting to build a consensus for it's use, would you mind taking a look at the talk page Chessy999 17:23, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of List of places in The Chronicles of Narnia[edit]

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AfD nomination of List of sports similar to baseball[edit]

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Sources for sports similar to baseball[edit]

The Oxford Companion to Sports and Games, available at some public, and a lot of college libraries, in the reference section (GV207 in a college library, 796 in a public). That's where I first read about pesäpallo, the Finnish version of the game. There's also a book called Rules of the Game, which has detailed illustrations, but it doesn't have as many sports. I learned early on that lists, of links to other Wikipedia articles, get tossed out as "indiscriminate information" because there's nothing to discriminate (in the sense of recognizing a difference) between one item on the list and the next. Oxford U. Press lists all of these as "bat-and-ball team games", so your topic is definitely encyclopedic. I had got a used copy that was being discarded, and marked all the pages of different sports; if you want the results of the baseball-like games I counted, let me know. Mandsford (talk) 12:47, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Your request on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of sports similar to baseball[edit]

The page has been userfied to User:Siroxo/List of sports similar to baseball per request. Yamamoto Ichiro 会話 01:24, 4 February 2008 (UTC)


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Proposed deletion of Celtic reiki[edit]

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Siroxo,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
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  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar ([[User talk:Jaobar|talk — Preceding unsigned comment added by 35.9.34.167 (talk) 21:31, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

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User:Siroxo/List of sports similar to baseball[edit]

Hello Siroxo

I've just stumbled across User:Siroxo/List of sports similar to baseball, which is the userfied copy of an article that was deleted following this 2008 AfD. You don't appear to have worked on it since userfication, and I was wonderign whether you still have any plans to? Copies of deleted material should not remain in userspace indefinitely, and "stale" copies are routinely deled at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion, as you appear to still be an active editor I thought I'd drop you this note before nominating there. Most pages in your own userspace that you no longer have need for can be nominated for speedy deletion (criterion G7) - just place {{db-self}} on the relevant page(s). Thryduulf (talk) 01:47, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

p.s. if you reply on this page, please leave a {{temp|Talkback} template on my talk, thanks. Thryduulf (talk) 01:48, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

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MfD nomination of User:Siroxo/List of sports similar to baseball[edit]

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Nomination of Concepts in the Ender's Game series for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Concepts in the Ender's Game series is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. v/r - TP 20:16, 14 June 2013 (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)