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RE: My RFA[edit]

Hey there! I hope all is well. Anyway, just dropping by with a question; what did you mean by "didn't want to hurt [me]" in your support statement? I'm not offended or anything, and just was curious about that. At any rate, you never have to worry about offending me, just so you know. Cheers, Master of Puppets Call me MoP! 19:33, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Oh. Sorry if that was unclear. I meant that because I have never nominated a canidate before, I didn't want to nominate you, as I was afraid the nomination would not as strong as one offered by someone with experience in giving them. Further, I would say Majorly probably has more clout than me with the community. At any rate, I will clarify that over at the RfA. Warm regards, SorryGuy  Talk  19:37, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
Ah, ok. Well, thanks for the thought! And I'm sure you would've written a great nomination. Hope there are no hard feelings, Master of Puppets Call me MoP! 19:38, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

relisting AFD's[edit]

hello, thanks for being active at AFD. When you relist a debate, however, there are 3 steps. The first step you did... subst the relist template into the discussion page, then comment-out the afd page transclusion on the log page, then place the transclusion onto the new logpage. If you do not complete the steps, then the bots don't recognize the log as closed, and interested editors reviewing todays log will never see the discussion. Let me know if you need any more explanation. Thanks, JERRY talk contribs 04:03, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

You are saying that I missed the step of removing it from the January 26 log, correct? Looking at my contributions, it would indeed seem that I did not so, despite that I remember having the page open. I edit in multiple tabs so I guess it is possible that I just never saved the page. At any rate, thanks for pointing it out and fixing up by sloppiness. Warm regards, SorryGuy  Talk  05:18, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Hi, just dropping by to say thanks for supporting my RfA, I totally wasn't expecting to get so much support, it was a really pleasant surprise. Melesse (talk) 04:23, 4 February 2008 (UTC)


Preuss School[edit]

Hi SorryGuy. I took another look at the article, and you did fix some of my concerns (although I noticed that some of the new sources are missing publishers). I think the Academics section needs to be cited to something tangible, even if it is just the school website. Otherwise, that could be considered original research. I realize that the events section is really short, but I would merge those two paragraphs into one and delete all the extra detail about the car thing. By including so much detail, it makes the event sound pretty notable, and in the grand scheme of things it's just another fundraiser. Karanacs (talk) 21:01, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Adminship[edit]

You want? ;) dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 07:19, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

With the AfD backlog as it is and with what I consider sufficient time passed since first RfA, I had been considering asking for a nomination from one of those who offered one last time in the next few weeks. If you are offering a nomination, though, I would be honored to accept it. Cheers, SorryGuy  Talk  07:49, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/SorryGuy 2; Best of luck. Cheers, dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 07:58, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

RFA thanks[edit]

Your John Hancock[edit]

I hope you don't mind I assimilated your signature for mine. I though I would ask--Pewwer42  Talk  19:17, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Oh yeah, no worries. In actuality, I stole it myself, from User:Pedro. Since them I have seen at least three other users adapt versions of it as well. Cheers and happy editing, SorryGuy  Talk  19:26, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, versions of my sig seem to be doing the rounds on WP! I actually stole half the code from another user (can't remember who now) and created the rest myself, so it's not even totally original to me!! Pedro :  Chat  15:12, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for participating in my RfA! It was closed as successful with 58 supporting, 0 opposing, and 2 neutral. I hope to demonstrate that your trust in me is rightly placed and am always open to critiques and suggestions. Cheers. MBisanz talk 04:10, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
Best pic I've seen

You are now an administrator[edit]

Congratulations, I have just closed your RfA as successful and made you an administrator. Take a look at the administrators' how-to guide and the administrators' reading list if you haven't read those already. Also, the practice exercises at the new admin school may be useful. If you have any questions, get in touch on my talk page. WjBscribe 02:28, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Congrats! :) Jmlk17 03:53, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
Wow, congrats on being an admin, Jake! NHRHS2010 12:15, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks to all three of you. I hope to help the project with them (the tools, that is). SorryGuy  Talk  22:40, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your note, it was greatly appreciated (and rather flattering). Considering the time you've been here, compared to me, and the work you did in getting LOTR(!!!!!!) featured, I think you deserve it as much as anyone. I'm told I'll get the tools one day, meh. For now, I've got 2 articles dangerously close to FAC (shall I canvass your help with reviewing ;)), plus a few more that need some more lovin'. Oh, and school. Cheers, dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 08:05, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Kosovo[edit]

I don't personally hold a position on the region, I was just making some simple edits, but I think it's going to have to be further protected. Epson291 (talk) 01:25, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Not trying to say you were, I have no opinion as well. I am simply attempting to keep discussion there to avoid having to further protect. If it becomes necessary, I will, but for now I think it can stay at semi. Cheers, SorryGuy  Talk  01:31, 18 February 2008 (UTC)


I have been trying to improve the history section and not cause any disruption. I am proposing this new version for the history section User:Getoar/Notebook. It has far more sources than the current one and I am still working on it, which means I will add more. I believe it is more inclusive and less selective as to time period or issues.--Getoar (talk) 22:32, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

In a case like this one, even if your edits are good faith, please try to develop consensus for them on the talk page. If clear consensus emerges, then your version will be kept. I would also recommend presenting what you told me to the AN/I, although I will do so for you if you do not. Thanks, SorryGuy  Talk  22:38, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

That's fine. You do it this time. I just want to see that people are actually paying attention to my proposal and to just ignoring it because it is by an Albanian. I took off some allegedly Albanian-POV elements such as the issue about the Roman Catholic Church (which is acutally true; Catholics had it worse during the Ottomans than the Orthodox; the latter had their church protected by the sultan).--Getoar (talk) 22:41, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Regardless of AN/I, like I said, have you actively proposed and attempted to gain consensus for your proposal on the talk page? If you do so calmly and present your case for that version reasonably, I am sure it will get proper consideration. Warm regards, SorryGuy  Talk  22:45, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

User:Getoar/Notebook is now proposed on the Kosovo talkpage and I am waiting for response. Earlier I made changes, perhaps without prior discussion, but I did offer my reasons in the edit summary. I believed that better sourced and all-inclusive texts are more acceptable. The history section was nevertheless tagged for lack of sources and verifiability.--Getoar (talk) 22:49, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Will you agree to ceasing making the edits until consensus for them arises, then? SorryGuy  Talk  22:52, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

I can wait for a while and see what they say. But even if my version is not accepted I will challenge the current one (by tags and minor acceptable edits). It has practically no sources at least up to its later subsections.--Getoar (talk) 22:53, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

I can has thankspam?[edit]

Re: Block template[edit]

No worries - I actually had the same question for quite a while before stumbling on the answer. To get the sig into the block template, you need to assign a "sig=~~~~" parameter. For example, {{subst:uw-block1|sig=~~~~}} does the trick. Don't hesitate to ask if you have any other questions. In retrospect, I feel pretty dumb for being annoyed by it for several months rather than just simply asking someone.--Kubigula (talk) 21:32, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

RFA[edit]

Fulmer Falls Closeup 3000px.jpg Thanks for participating in my RFA, which closed successfully with 40 supports, 13 opposes, and 4 neutrals. For those of you who supported my RFA, I greatly appreciate it. For those who did not, I'm also thankful for your constructive criticism. If you need some advice or have some pointers for me, you know where to reach me! A special thank you to Majorly for all his time and effort he has placed in my nomination. Once again, thank you all for your helpful comments. Now off to new admin school! Cheers, Icestorm815Talk 01:15, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Admin nom[edit]

Hi SorryGuy, thank you very much for the offer. I'm not sure that I haven't had any others because folks suspect I have them, but thank you for saying that ;-) I'm a little conflicted about whether to accept, to be honest. Lar and John have just barely agreed to be my admin coaches, and I'm concerned that the number of my mainspace contribs would make an RfA difficult to pass. I've asked Lar what he thinks, but he appears to be offline. Would you mind if it took me a little while to get back to you? Thanks again, Avruch T 02:05, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

I think I'm going to hold off and aim at that slam dunk you mentioned. Hopefully my admin coaching will proceed soon and I'll have the time to make some more mainspace contribs (and help get A Moral Reckoning to GA status). I very much appreciate the offer and your understanding, thank you! Avruch T 03:15, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Re: editor review[edit]

Thanks for the compliments and the review! Yeah, I'm a huge Twinkle fan. In the beginning, it's somewhat difficult to use effectively and non-impulsively - you just gotta learn patience with it. A lot of users just use it indiscriminately, but it really is a great tool. I'll try my best to continue working at the capacity/level that I current am. Cheers! Wisdom89 (T / C) 03:51, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Surely. I totally understand what you mean about Twinkle, and as I said it does seem like your use it effectively. I would also say now that I am here and dealing with my internet's lag that it probably wouldn't be a horrible idea to achieve your talk page a little more frequently ;). Cheers, SorryGuy  Talk  03:59, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

For welcoming back. It's nice to see you again.--TBC!?! 20:14, 4 March 2008 (UTC)


My RfA[edit]

100px My RFA
Thank you muchly for your support in my recent request for adminship, which was successfully closed on 76%, finishing at 73 supports, 23 opposes and 1 neutral. The supports were wonderful, and I will keep in mind the points made in the useful opposes and try to suppress the Larry David in me! Now I'm off to issue some cool down blocks, just to get my money's worth!

Kidding btw. All the best, Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 11:44, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

My request for bureaucratship[edit]

Thanks also for your questions :) ~ Riana 11:47, 10 March 2008 (UTC)


RE Adminship[edit]

Ok i got myself a while before i can edit 2,000 articles.(Rhinostampede (talk) 05:46, 22 March 2008 (UTC))

Deletion of my article Rum Babas[edit]

you deleted my article on Sydney band Rum Babas - I will obtain proof of their existence and nomination of an Aria award and I hope my article will be re-upped (5b3TnY —Preceding comment was added at 09:19, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Neon Bible[edit]

Hi, I saw you reverted my edit moving the story behind the title back to the lead. See I disagree with you there because the lead is supposed to give the reader all the important information about the article at a casual glance. The lack of connection between the titles of the book and album isn't that important. Also, all the info in the lead should also be mentioned in the body of the article, which is not the case here. If not Artwork, could you suggest another place to keep this information? indopug (talk) 05:41, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

I understood your reasoning for doing it, but I honestly do not think the origin of the title is appropriate for any of the current sections, and definately not worthy of its own section. Per WP:LEAD, the lead should be a summary of the main points of the article. However, I do not believe it says everything in the lead must be covered in greater depth within the text. If you have a solution, I am open to it, but personally I think it is fine where it is. While I am here, I would like to thank you for the copy-edit. It was well-done. Cheers, SorryGuy  Talk  05:47, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
Its better with that "commercialized Bible" bit; add that to before the "Once the title of the album was decided upon..." sentence. I'm not sure if that book warrants mention in the article at all actually... indopug (talk) 08:30, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

GAN[edit]

Greetings. I have left further comments on the articles talkpage. PGPirate 12:34, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Rickey Henderson[edit]

I'm not sure why you reviewed it - it is already under review... Milk’s Favorite Cookie (Talk) 13:19, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Scroll down. Milk’s Favorite Cookie (Talk) 17:07, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
Of course. The article was nominated before APril, and Calbear22 was reviewing it, and giving comments. I just wanted to point that out. Sorry for the confusion. Milk’s Favorite Cookie (Talk) 17:14, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar...[edit]

Thanks for the barnstar. I do have a couple disagreements:

  • POV was a little harsh. Previous reviews did not have POV issues. Frankly, some of his stats are astonishing (like stealing more than the Red Sox franchise for 23 years). However, I noticed that when Babe Ruth out-homered every team, it isn't written as "astonishing." Although it should be. ;-)
  • I understand what makes a good lead, but I have no idea how the lead for the article should be written now. What is excessive or not enough? Please provide examples.

Also, I added further comments to the talk page. Thanks for the review. Timneu22 (talk) 17:34, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

{{WPSchools}}[edit]

Hey, you offered a while ago to help make changes to the WPSchools banner and was hoping you were still willing. I have created a newer, more condensed and more functional version and would appreciate if you could move/copy it from User:Alanbly/WPSchools to Template:WikiProject_Schools. I have already created the new categories necessary for the move. It will also be necessary to re-add {{pp-template|small=yes}} back on once the move is completed. Thanks! Adam McCormick (talk) 23:10, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

I went ahead and transferred it without a move. Hope everything is fine. Warm regards, SorryGuy  Talk  01:00, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
Ack, the protection template needs to be inside <noinclude></noinclude> tags! It's being transcluded to the whole category. Can you fix this please? Adam McCormick (talk) 01:04, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
Ug. Sorry about that, I see you even tried to make it easy for me and I still goofed it. Suffice to say coding is not my thing. SorryGuy  Talk  01:17, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
Thanks just the same, looks great now. Adam McCormick (talk) 01:24, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
Sorry to bother you again, but we need your help again if you wouldn't mind terribly. We've made a couple bug fixes and would appreciate another move from User:Alanbly/WPSchools. And just as a reminder, be sure to uncomment the protection template. Thanks. Let me know if there are any issues. Adam McCormick (talk) 04:47, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much, that seems to have fixed the issue. Adam McCormick (talk) 06:15, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
Fixed a new issue, would you please move the new version over (remember to uncomment the protection template). Thanks very much Adam McCormick (talk) 06:16, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
Sorry to bug you again so soon, but I discovered a further bug and corrected it. If you would bring the template over again it would be quite helpful. Thanks again Adam McCormick (talk) 21:01, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
(outdent) Thanks very much, hopefully I won't have to bother you any time soon. Adam McCormick (talk) 15:47, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
The schools project now has its first FL class article so I've updated the template at User:Alanbly/WPSchools with the new cat. When you have time, it would be great if you could move it over, and dont forget to uncomment the protection template. Thanks! Adam McCormick (talk) 14:32, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
Just FYI In the mean time since this request I have been asked to make several other changes which are also ready to be moved. I have placed an edit protected notice on the page so I'll let you know if it gets done before you get to it. Thanks again! Adam McCormick (talk) 03:43, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
HappyMelon helped me out, so don't worry about it. Adam McCormick (talk) 16:27, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

This decline[edit]

How can a request of an IP to be blocked on the basis of evading a ban be denied for an old warning? Evading a ban is an immediately blockable offense, and the puppetmaster had already been blocked, has had three of his socks. I provided links to the puppetmaster's identity and three of his socks that had already been blocked for performing exactly the same edit. Don't you think being blocked four times for the behaviour is sufficient warning? As for it maybe being someone else, how many people do you think are possibly obsessed with changing the number of black Hondurans from 150K to 350K? It doesn't seem like a widespread area of controversy which is inclined to draw in a wide range of people maniacally inserting the same false number into Wikipedia.

What would I have had to write to make you act instead of decline? As it is, it took several more hours to get the situation under control, with several more reversion cycles and finally going to WP:RFPP to get action taken. A lot more effort, a lot more time, and a lot more vandalism. I really need to understand how to get these things acted on at AIV, and I'm obviously not putting in enough for AIV to recognize blatant vandals and block them.Kww (talk) 20:10, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

I didn't decline the report. SorryGuy (talk · contribs) did, per here. Gary King (talk) 20:15, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
Fair enough. I will yield that it was not a great decline, and that I probably should have made the block. I simply looked at the contribs, saw the old warning, and saw the user was not active at the time. I didn't look into the socks, and I'm not sure why, so apologies there. The issue appears to be resolved, but I understand it took more effort on your part and I thank you for that and apologize there as well. Warm regards, SorryGuy  Talk  00:51, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles May Newsletter[edit]

The May Newsletter for WikiProject Good Articles has now been published. Dr. Cash (talk) 22:16, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Assassination of Benazir Bhutto[edit]

I'm doing the second opinion request review for the article. My concerns can be found at Talk:Assassination of Benazir Bhutto#GA review per 2nd opinion request. The article is very good, so there really isn't that much to fix. Let me know when you have finished or if you have any questions. Nikki311 18:53, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. At this point, it is actually more of a third opinion, but the suggestions are good and I will do my best to get to them in the coming days, although I am little harried in real life right now. Cheers, SorryGuy  Talk  05:04, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

WBOSITG's RfA[edit]

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Re: Wikipedia Freedom Fighters[edit]

Apparently many admins who have not been active have received the email. See WP:AN discussion.

P.S. Welcome back. =) -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 05:55, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

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Hey[edit]

Are you still active here? Just thought I'd let you know I plan to have a crack at polishing Neon Bible up to FA, if you're interested. If you're not active, it's alright. ;)  f o x  11:35, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

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Nomination of Artists and songs at both Live Aid and Live 8 for deletion[edit]

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear SorryGuy,

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.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • 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) 21:32, 22 February 2012 (UTC)


Preuss School GA review[edit]

I started the review of this article (which you nominated). There doesn't seem to be anybody involved. Didn't know if you had an interest in being that. Sincerely, North8000 (talk) 12:06, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in over one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions will be removed pending your return if you do not return to activity within the next month. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated should this occur, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e., as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised and that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions). This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. MadmanBot (talk) 00:30, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

Notification of imminent suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in over one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions will be removed pending your return if you do not return to activity within the next several days. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated should this occur, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e., as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised and that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions). This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. MadmanBot (talk) 00:30, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

Information icon Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in over one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions have been removed pending your return. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e. as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised, that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions, and that you have not been inactive for a three year period of time). If you remain inactive for a three year period of time, including the present year you have been inactive, you will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFA. This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. WJBscribe (talk) 11:28, 1 July 2013 (UTC)