User talk:Spangineer

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Antonin Scalia at FAC[edit]

I've made the changes you proposed and hope you will reconsider your oppose.--Wehwalt (talk) 14:33, 12 February 2010 (UTC)


Why is Steigerwald the only manufacturer of EBW equipment allowed to be mentioned on this page? 16:43, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Revision to Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire and Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri articles[edit]

I noticed that you have revised either Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri or Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire.

I intend to revise those articles following the Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games/Article guidelines. There are more details on the discussion pages of those articles. I'd be interested in any comments you have. It would be best if your comments were on the discussion pages of the two articles.

Thank you.

Vyeh (talk) 04:15, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions[edit]

I'm no longer particularly interested in the topic, and I'm not going to stop you from making your changes if you can cite them, but I would urge you to see if you can do more research, in the interest of as much accuracy as possible, and I think accuracy is something both of us are interested in. I no longer have the relevant books in hand, but I am certain that several years ago, when I was studying this topic, that the documents I saw gave the Virginia Resolution as singular, which was particularly striking beside the plurality of the Kentucky Resolutions.

It's my understanding that the original text of the Virginia Resolution gave it as singular, but that a misconception that they were plural became widely propagated, even in historical texts, because

  1. it's such an easy mistake to overlook
  2. their "sister" resolutions in Kentucky were plural, leading many to assume the same for Virginia's and
  3. the two sets are usually spoken of together in the phrase "Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions", leading to the idea that the plural "Resolutions" applies to the latter "Virginia" part, when in fact the phrase is only plural because the two sets are being spoken of in combination

Lowellian (reply) 00:23, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

It was a long time ago, and I can't remember. I unfortunately can't add any more information other than what I've said, though if I ever stumble across the source again, I'll get back to you. Happy editing, and thank you for seeking feedback. :) —Lowellian (reply) 19:00, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

TUSC token d0ecd031f52329f39b4af5dbeb4bc1fd[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Talk:John Calvin[edit]

Spangineer, on the Talk:John Calvin page, you say you were asked via e-mail to comment on the lead image. Would you mind going to Talk:John_Calvin#Consensus_for_change and disclosing who contacted you, because another user has claimed, falsley, that it was I who contacted you. TuckerResearch (talk) 18:01, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Sorry; I've been out. Looks like the issue of who contacted me has been resolved. And it seems that the image argument has cooled; I'll keep an eye on it though. --Spangineerws (háblame) 00:26, 17 September 2010 (UTC)


Sorry, I don't quite know how that happened. I was editing the sandbox version of that template in my userspace (old page, when I created it), replacing it with something else.

Odd. Thanks for spotting it. Parrot of Doom 14:54, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

No problem. --Spangineerws (háblame) 14:55, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
Ah, I see. For some reason I'd redirected my sandbox to the template. Must have been to make discussion on its contents easier. Doh! Parrot of Doom 14:56, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

FAR notice[edit]

I have nominated Welding for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here.-- Cirt (talk) 17:27, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference[edit]

Hello there. This is an automated message to tell you about the gradual phasing out of the preference entitled "Mark all edits minor by default", which you currently have (or very recently had) enabled.

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Thank you for your understanding and happy editing :) Editing on behalf of User:Jarry1250, LivingBot (talk) 20:30, 15 March 2011 (UTC)


They aren't dashes, they're hyphens. That's the punctuation used by sources that bother with standard English punctuation.[1][2][3][4] When terms are familiar, we tend to drop hyphens (you'll notice that several of the sources I gave for carbon-arc welding are inconsistent), but as an encyclopedia we can't assume our readers are that familiar with the topic. — kwami (talk) 00:47, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Spangineer,

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 (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 I will be more than happy to speak with you.

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


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar ([[User talk:Jaobar|talk — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:33, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

List of signers of the United States Constitution[edit]

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File:Constitution signatures.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Constitution signatures.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Albacore (talk) 23:32, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:WikiProject Pennsylvania State University[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:WikiProject Pennsylvania State University has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. —Justin (koavf)TCM 08:20, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:WikiProject Pennsylvania State University[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:WikiProject Pennsylvania State University has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:46, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Romina listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Romina. Since you had some involvement with the Romina redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). – Paine Ellsworth CLIMAX! 21:39, 12 August 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)