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Dori | Talk 21:09, Dec 6, 2003 (UTC)

The Magician[edit]

See my Q on Talk:The Magician card. :) - UtherSRG 01:16, 21 Jan 2004 (UTC)


Hey there...If you're really serious about doing something with that project, I may be able to assist you in the project, so you can probably slap me down as one of the participants...just give me somethin' to do. thanks. Ilyanep 02:58, 28 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Your OMA membership[edit]

Hello Spikey, and welcome to the Office of Members' Advocates. As the de-facto interim coordinator I've added a link to your talk page on the talk page of the association; if you want to add any more contact information that you feel comfortable with please do so. I've started writing a few other pages and if you want to contribute to any of those pages or do some more editing that would be great. Once we have a few more members we might try to have a membership meeting to discuss how we might act as a group or help each other with our new-found volunteer role. — Alex756 [ talk] 04:15, 9 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Thanks. I've added my contact info and formatted the list a bit; I think it's easier to read this way. --Spikey 20:00, 9 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Strom quotes[edit]

I had hoped that we had come to some sort of consensus (or at least truce) at the white supremacist article. So I'm wondering why you feel that the quote (and one opposing it) is necessary for the article? I won't repeat it here, but there are deeper reasons behind its original inclusion in the article, referred to here: Wikipedia talk:Requests for comment. Thanks, BCorr ¤ Брайен 22:01, 26 Feb 2004 (UTC)

I don't mind the quote's presence with proper attribution and context. Taking this to the talk page ... - David Gerard 22:30, Feb 26, 2004 (UTC)

AMA Election[edit]

Spikey, I've taken the liberty of adding links at Wikipedia:Announcements and Wikipedia:Goings-on that the Wikipedia:Association of Members' Advocates is searching for a Coordinator and I have started a new page dealing with the election. See: Wikipedia:AMA Coordinator Election. You editing, comments and participation as an AMA member would be appreciated. — Alex756 [ talk] 20:34, 21 Mar 2004 (UTC)

AMA co-ordinator election is now on[edit]

You may now vote for user:Ed_Poor or user:Alex756 in the first ever AMA co-ordinator election. Follow the instructions on Wikipedia:AMA Coordinator Election Procedure for more details.

AMA members who wish to abstain from voting must also e-mail with notice of that intent.

To clarify anything before voting, ask user_talk:Zanimum or user_talk:Jwrosenzweig on their talk pages.

AMA members have until April 30, at 11:00:00 EST to vote. -- user:zanimum

Edit summary on diff page[edit]

Thank you for your feature suggestion[1]. I coded it and Tim kindly uploaded it to the test wiki if you want to see it before it goes live in 1.3. Angela. 08:22, Apr 17, 2004 (UTC)

Peer Review Please[edit]

Hi, I don't know if you saw my post the other week at Manual of Style : Talk page; could I ask if you could please review the article that John & Wik keep reverting over at Papua (Indonesian province) : Page history -- My version speaks for itself; different maps, more content, and honest facts not twisted racist non-sense. THeir version paints Papuans as dumb blackmen lead around by a Reverend with a sing-song (please compare that paragraph to mine). Their version also removes the vital links to the US State Dept. document & the letter from JFK, without which US readers may have difficultly understanding why their government did what it did at that time.

Also they keep reverting over West Papuan Genocide - a perfectly good article that they apparently hate because the Yale University uses the term West Papua which they have expunged from their version at [[Human rights violations in western New Guinea]]. I'm hoping some peer review may stop Wik and friend.

They accuse me of POV, which I feel their article is loaded with where-as my article avoids any POV by simply listing known facts and allowing readers to form their own thoughts. Even Tannin explained that to them but it goes in one ear & out the other apparantly. Also English language users can really only search the Internet for the country title "West Papua", as Papua would only return PNG & New Guinea pages. The current Indonesian name of the region is actually Propinsi Papua. The name issue is discussed on the talk page for a waste of time, and the meaning of Papua is even in dictionaries, sometimes even West Papua is. I just wanted to update my West Papua article to the new Wikipdia standard, not spend my life fighting racist trolls.Daeron 15:12, 8 May 2004 (UTC)

Request for AMA assistance[edit]

We have received an anonymous request for AMA assistance from an IP address, I have directed that individual to contact me if they wish not to create a Wikipedia account. If you are interested in helping please let me know and if I hear from this individual I will try and put you in contact. See Wikipedia:AMA Requests for Assistance. Thank you. — © Alex756 03:14, 18 Jun 2004 (UTC)


Re your comment at PNA - E-Prime doesn't seem confusing to me, and I've never heard of it before. ··gracefool 13:15, 30 Jul 2004 (UTC)

It's changed a lot since then: [2]. Just goes to show you that PNA works! I've taken it off the page. --Spikey 14:05, Jul 30, 2004 (UTC)
Ah, good job :) ··gracefool | 13:48, 4 Aug 2004 (UTC)

My Southern California freeways project[edit]

I'm planning on starting a PhD at UCLA, USC, or UC Irvine next fall in city planning, with a focus on transportation. I'm particularly fascinated with the freeway system in Southern California (not necessarily in love with it, just interested) and have found that the existing Interstate and California State Highway pages don't really do justice to the system. Freeway by freeway, I'm trying to build a network of pages with a fairly standardized form.

Check out some of my work here: Southern California freeways. Do you like my format and style? Any suggestions? I'd like to add pictures/maps at some point.

Er...where? The link's broken. --Spikey 16:41, Oct 19, 2004 (UTC)
Well, I'll be damned. I didn't realize that you can't direct-link category pages. This may be problematic. Try Santa Monica Freeway or Antelope Valley Freeway instead (as examples, I've done something like 20 now). --Slightlyslack 07:41, 26 Oct 2004 (UTC)
Ah, I think you meant Category:Southern California freeways. They're good! Thanks for doing all this work. What I'd really like to work on is a standard freeway diagram for all major roadway articles with helpful links to intersecting roads and other locations, so that one can take a "virtual tour" of the country (or any part of it). --Spikey 03:51, Oct 27, 2004 (UTC)

Proposals for AMA Membership Meeting[edit]

As AMA Coordinator I am requesting that suggestions be placed on Wikipedia:AMA Membership Meeting plans for our first membership meeting, to be held in the near future, (hopefully before any election occurs.) Since we have never had any kind of "official" meeting we need to discuss how this will occur (i.e. Wiki pages or IRC channel), how it will be structured (i.e. meeting agenda) and if there will be any "chair" to supervise the meeting and meeting "secretary" to write up minutes or keep some kind of official record of what transpires. Thanks in advance for your input and your continued work as an advocate. Also, I don't think your name is on the main list of members, please update it when you get a chance. Thanks. — © Alex756 20:53, 5 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Actually, I have left the AMA, only because I haven't had enough time to spend on the Wikipedia these days. I'd love to return when I'm more active, but for now I'm going to hang back. Sorry if I never made that clear. Thanks for the note though. Cheers! --Spikey 23:30, Jan 5, 2005 (UTC)


The first AMA Membership meeting will be held on Sunday January 23, 2005 at 19:00 UTC on freenode IRC channel #AMA. That is 2 PM Eastern NA (Miami/Montreal) Time, 11 AM Pacific NA (Los Angeles/Vancover)Time, and 8 PM Central European (Amsterdam/Stokholm/Warsaw/Venice) Time. All members are invited to attend. — © Alex756 19:48, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Logs of first AMA Membership meeting[edit]

You may view the log of the first meeting on the following two pages: Wikipedia:AMA IRC Meeting log (1-23-05) (first hour) and Wikipedia:AMA IRC Meeting log (1-23-05) Pt II (remainder of meeting). If you are interested in commenting on the agenda of the meeting please do so here:Wikipedia:AMA Meeting (suggested topics).


"The second AMA Membership meeting will be held on Sunday January 30 2005 at 19:00 UTC on freenode IRC channel #AMA. That is 2 PM Eastern NA Time, 11 AM Pacific NA Time, and 8 PM Central European (Amsterdam/Stokholm/Warsaw/Venice) Time. All members are invited to attend."

The coordinator is requesting that members submit the following information for the upcoming coordinator’s report:

  • How many individuals did you help as an advocate
  • What is the maximum amount of time you put into a case
  • Do you feel your work as an advocate was successful?
  • How can the advocacy program of the AMA be improved?

Thank you. Please submit your responses here: Wikipedia:AMA Coordinator/January 2005 Survey

— © Alex756 23:09, 23 Jan 2005 (UTC) (The Coordinator)



The second AMA IRC Membership meetingwas held on Sunday January 30, 2005 at 19:00 UTC on IRC channel #AMA. Attending were Wally, Metasquares, Anthere, Sam Spade, and alex756 (coordinator). The log of the second meeting can be found here: Wikipedia:AMA IRC Meeting log (1-30-05).

"The third AMA Membership meeting will be held on Saturday February 12, 2005 at 17:00 UTC on freenode IRC channel #AMA. That is 12:00 Noon Eastern NA Time, 9 AM Pacific NA Time, and 6 PM Central European (Amsterdam/Stokholm/Warsaw/Venice) Time. All members are invited to attend.

Suggested Topics and Specific Proposals[edit]

Suggestions for topics/proposals and agenda to be discussed at the next meeting are to be found at: Wikipedia:AMA Meeting (suggested topics). All members are requested to make proposals there and respond to proposals on the talk page there before the beginning of the next meeting so discussion can be held forthwith concerning such proposals. Thank you, your Coordinator.

The coordinator is requesting that members who have not done so already submit the following information for the upcoming coordinator’s report:

  • How many individuals did you help as an advocate
  • What is the maximum amount of time you put into a case
  • Do you feel your work as an advocate was successful?
  • How can the advocacy program of the AMA be improved?

Thank you. Please submit your responses here. — © Alex756 23:22, 30 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Quarto by email[edit]

Hi Spikey, a new mailing list has been set up to distribute news about the Wikimedia foundation, specifically at the moment to publicise Quarto. I saw your name on the quarto talk page requesting a copy by email, and I think this mailing list is how we're going to do it for the moment. It'll be a html email, which I've added to the Quarto talk page m:Talk:WQ. Mailing list is called Foundation-news-l (We also need translators!) Cheers w:User:Cormaggio

Bard kid?[edit]

Are you a Bard student? I ask only because you knew that James Chace had died. Adam Conover 06:18, May 28, 2005 (UTC)

I am, indeed. Well spotted, Mr. Class-of-2004! (The Facebook just makes it too easy, doesn't it?) Good to know there are more Bardians around here than just me. Hey, wait, I know you: you're the orange stand guy! Classic! --Spikey 06:35, May 28, 2005 (UTC)
Do you mean Wikipedia:Facebook, or a Bard facebook? I still don't know who you are... (oh, and by the way, reply on my talk page, so I know when you have!) Adam Conover 21:16, May 29, 2005 (UTC)

Your AMA statement was deleted[edit]

Your AMA statement was deleted apparently carelessly from the AMA statements page (see this edit)if your statement needs to be restored, the text is at User:Pedant/AMA error Pedant 02:02, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

Regarding Association of Members' Advocates[edit]

Hi, you are receiving this message because you have listed yourself as an active member of WP:AMA. If you aren't currently accepting inquiries for AMA, or if you have resigned, please de-list yourself from Wikipedia:AMA Members. If you are still active, please consider tending to any new requests that may appear on Category:AMA Requests for Assistance. We're going to put AMA on wheels. :) Sorry for the template spamming - we're just trying to update our records, after we had a huge backlog earlier in the week (if you've been taking cases, then sorry, and please ignore this :)). Again, sorry, and thanks! Martinp23 21:30, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

Lava lamp[edit]

Long ago you posted about the potential trademark problem with "Lava lamp". Well, nearly 3 1/2 years later it's come up! Lava lamp has been removed and a discussion is ongoing here. violet/riga (t) 14:43, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

An Invite to join the Highways WikiProject[edit]

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Hi, Spikey, you are graciously extended an invitation to join the International Highways WikiProject and its new regional taskforces! The Highways WikiProject is an evolving and expanding WikiProject. We are a group of editors who are dedicated to creating, revising, and expanding articles, lists, categories, and Wikiprojects, or anything related to International Roads. This includes supporting existing regional road WikiProjects and fostering the development of new international highway WikiProjects. We have recently created five regional task forces focused on Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America.

To improve road and highway articles, here are guidelines for B class criteria. Please add any higher GA, FA quality articles to the international roads portal. Also, please help out by inviting new or unfamiliar editors with the Wikipedia:WikiProject Highways/New articles/Invite template.

We look forward to welcoming you to the project!

JCbot (talk) 01:53, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

RfC:Infobox Road proposal[edit]

WP:AURD (Australian Roads), is inviting comment on a proposal to convert Australian road articles to {{infobox road}}. Please come and discuss. The vote will be after concerns have been looked into.

You are being notified as a member on the list of WP:HWY

Nbound (talk) 22:55, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

August 2014[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm Llightex. I wanted to let you know that I undid one or more of your recent contributions to Diaspora (social network) because it did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks! Llightex (talk) 21:12, 24 August 2014 (UTC)