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This user is no longer very active on Wikipedia as of June 2014.



Haldrik[edit]

You note that Haldrik just reverted to a version that is identical to that of an anonymous IP. I should point out that Haldrik appears to be that IP. I think he's well, well over 3RR as well. The version he keeps reverting to also breaks basically every rule in the Wikipedia policy book, from WP:SYNTH, WP:OR, to WP:NPOV. Most of it isn't even referenced. :bloodofox: (talk) 02:29, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Now blocked by Tiptoety (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA). Soap 02:40, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Sure. But do you want to restore your revert? If you take a look at the talk page, complaints by various users of this "dwarfs?-more-like-VAMPIRES" WP:SYNTH-essay reach back for years. :bloodofox: (talk) 02:45, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
That's been done by someone else now, but I was intending to leave the content to dispute to people who know more about the subject matter anyway. After all it's possible that at least some of what Haldrik wrote is correct; I agree it's not well referenced though. Soap 14:37, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Message about H.U.R.L.[edit]

I loved your H.U.R.L. fansite, and am trying to get in touch with you to see if you know the answers to a few questions about the game. I sent you a message on August 2nd, but haven't heard anything. Did you get it? Ecamber (talk) 20:40, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Yeah sorry for neglecting your email. I dont check my email often, but I did see it about a week after youd sent it. I dont really have any answers to the questions; I could search around, but at this point I've forgotten nearly everything and I'd have no more to go on than you in searching for more information about the history of the game. Soap 04:09, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
Ok, thanks anyway! Ecamber (talk) 05:41, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Abuse filter rights[edit]

Hello Soap,

I noticed that you removed abuse filter rights for my account due to inactivity. [1]

I am now back and would like them restored.

Thanks!

Triplestop x3 00:57, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Wow! I'm really glad you're back. I've restored the rights. Soap 01:04, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

thanks for the kind words[edit]

You're the first one to compliment my username. I guess your username relates to your clean-up duties. Leadwind (talk)

Thanks for the information[edit]

Thanks, I replied to your post on my user talk page. Banaticus (talk) 05:24, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Susanville, California weather[edit]

Greetings Soap: I left a full discussion of the Weather Box problem/solution on the Talk:Susanville, California. In this case the new editor's sharp eyes fixed something that has been incorrect for a while, I made the edits, and explained everything. Hopefully this will be fine, otherwise let's hash it out on the talk page! Hugs and kittens for all your work on WikiVandalism !! Ellin Beltz (talk) 05:07, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

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Yes I linked to a dab page on purpose because in the context given, the term "dimension" isn't defined clearly. It used to be one of my pet peeves, but it's become so common that I rarely notice it anymore. Soap 12:41, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Deleted sub pages[edit]

Just the ones I've marked for deletion I hope. :P Abyssal (talk) 03:47, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome[edit]

Glad to be back and thanks for the warm welcome. I remember when NA, Fastily and Airplaneman were still hanging around the Copyeditors' club, and Fastily and you were always trying to help us. P.S. Too bad someone had to take lilypichu's name here huh? TeleComNasSprVen (talkcontribs) 11:32, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Subpages of User:C[edit]

I noticed that in the discussion at Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/Tasks#Mark for speedy deletion 1,397 pages, the text "(except User:C/Sandbox)" includes a red link. It looks as if this exception wasn't mentioned at WP:AN, and you must have deleted 1,398 pages. Can you restore the sandbox? -- John of Reading (talk) 08:27, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

OK, done. I think the IP is very likely the same person (Amit6 (talk · contribs)) however. Soap 02:30, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
I couldn't see the content or history of the sandbox, of course. Now I've seen it, yes, you could have left it deleted. -- John of Reading (talk) 08:13, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
I can see no earthly purpose in keeping this page. The reason given for making an exception of it was that the page had been edited by another (IP) editor other than the one who created it, but examination of that IP's editing history gives me the very strong impression that it was in fact the same person who created the page, not logged in, in which case that reason fails. In any case, whether it was edited by another person or not, the page is serving no useful purpose, is in the userspace of a user who shows no evidence of ever having wanted it, and has not been edited for years. Finally, the editor who requested its restoration has effectively withdrawn the request (above). I am about to delete it. JamesBWatson (talk) 10:38, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
For what it's worth, I have looked again at the IP's editing history, and I would now replace "gives me the very strong impression that it was in fact the same person" with "makes it absolutely obvious that it was in fact the same person". JamesBWatson (talk) 10:45, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Pieter202's edits[edit]

Thanks for reverting my edit on 50 Tyson. Looks like Pieter202 got at least two right, then. If you look at his edit history, you'll see he's been categorizing dozens of articles, without taking care to ensure the applicability of the tag (and being reverted by a half-dozen or so other editors). I did leave one other that I recognized as correct: Naoki Higashida (because I just finished reading his book). TJRC (talk) 00:48, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your RfA support[edit]

Hi there, a bit of a form letter from me, Cyphoidbomb, but I wanted to drop you a line and thank you for your support at my recent RfA. Although I was not successful, I certainly learned quite a bit both about the RfA process and about how the community views my contributions. It was an eye-opener, to say the least. Thank you for assuming the best of me, in spite of our limited (if any) interactions. Thank you! Cyphoidbomb (talk) 01:05, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Recent sock blocks - 2 new ones[edit]

I see you blocked some socks a few minutes ago. Just to let you know, some more have appeared: Wikibuttleeks and SneakypeteDGG EvergreenFir (talk) 04:20, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

More SFK2likssphincters, SlinkyFirPhack EvergreenFir (talk) 04:21, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I was away so Materialscientist and some others blocked the new socks. And the article is protected now. Soap 04:57, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

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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)

Edit warring[edit]

Hi again. Not sure if this is your department, but since you're an admin you'll probably know how/who should handle it. There is a minor edit war going on at Return to Oz. Just the same two people reverting each other over and over for the past several days. Nothing horribly serious, but it's annoying. Thanks, —BMRR (talk) 20:35, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

A dove for you!~[edit]