User talk:Stephen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search


The CAR update ahas been ready and waiting before that of Ukraine? Why ignoring that? And thailand(Lihaas (talk) 13:26, 23 January 2014 (UTC)).

Neither of those nominations are fit for posting. The CAR item doesn't even mention CAR, nor explain CNT. The Thai item basically says a person was shot. With all due respect to him, that's one death. What are the implications or importance? Stephen 23:01, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Dread Pirate Roberts (Silk Road)[edit]

Actually, this isn't a ridiculous claim - it's basically true; the fictional character name is passed along from one Captain to the next, to build reputation. See the article about the character, Dread Pirate Roberts. Hamid999 (talk) 21:26, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

It's a ridiculous claim to assume a fictional characteristic applies to a real life person because they use the name as their anonymous internet nickname. Provide a reference where the name is handed from person to person on Silk Road. Stephen 22:54, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
(coming here from the article)The claim is not rediculous, nor is it untrue. It's just unsourced. I remember a few months back news reports saying that this was in fact the case - that someone else had taken on the name. What is probably not true is that it was "handed down upon retirement" as in the fictional work. What I don't recall is if the person who claimed the title got it to "stick" in the eyes of the underground community or if his "claim" whithered into irrelevancy. Most importantly, I don't remember which news source I saw this in. No reliable source = not to be used in Wikipedia if challenged (especially on BLP-related subjects), and as it was challenged, it can't be used without a reliable source. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 23:40, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

itchy fingers?[edit]

whats the problem? satusuro 08:45, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Fat fingers on a tablet. Good job I have rollback! Hope all is well, Stephen 09:00, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
hahah my brothers in law have huge fingers - also my son has my ipad at the moment... I understand... all is well ... hahaha satusuro 09:12, 20 February 2014 (UTC)


This matter was discussed repeatedly during the ANI. Neither of us is topic banned from any page. I'll abide by any future formal finding, but you can see that my edits, comments, and nominations have all been the subject of the other editor's comments and reversions. Unless he's admonished for that, and both of us are formally warned not to comment on each other's nominations (rather than addressing each orther personally, or mentioning each other's actions obliquely, which I haven't done, but he has) I have no intention of refraining from objective comments on nominations themselves. I'll provide diffs for the other editor's personal comments, reversions, and comments on my nominations since the ANI if you insist I do so under immunity. μηδείς (talk) 22:40, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

You are not topic banned. You have an interaction ban. This means you are not permitted to reply to TRM's comments or nominations. Stephen 00:16, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
You'll need to show me that judgment in the ANI or where IBAN policy states such a thing, and frankly I am curious why this is coming up now as opposed to, say, in the Sid Caesar nomination? (Was my opposition personally addressed to the other party, or somehow disruptive? Or were you solicited in regard to this?) Both of us have commented and acted on many of the same nominations since the IBAN. I'd prefer any advice come from a third party, given my criticism of your adminning of the ITN candidate page. I am not looking for this--I only respond because you bring it up. μηδείς (talk) 02:17, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
Search for WP:Interaction ban, and read the second bullet. This is coming up now because that is the one I noticed. I'm not going to go back through any prior posts. As a regular on ITN I am involved enough to not take any further action, notwithstanding that I don't believe I've seen any unwarranted criticism from you. I'll post at the administrator boards for a second opinion. Stephen 03:21, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Notice board[edit]

Sorry for the revert. You've probably realised by now it was a misslclick on a mobile device. Only realised it happened this morning when saw notification. Apologies again.Blethering Scot 09:05, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

IBM Mainframe closing note at ITN/C[edit]

Just a suggestion. You may want to change your note to say twelve years late, rather than two. HiLo48 (talk) 03:35, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg "Say no to frugs" Face-smile.svg
Balaenoptera musculus (talk) 15:45, 17 April 2014 (UTC)


Nuvola apps edu languages.svg
Hello, Stephen. You have new messages at David Levy's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

David Levy 02:57, 19 May 2014 (UTC)


Hello. You are the administrator that create protected Hackforums to sysop levels. I acknowledge this that this is due to the spam creation and the flimsy !keep votes on the afd, and the fact that after it was deleted, it was recreated. I'm not faulting you. Only, I'd like to request a reassessment in circumstances. Based on the notice of Blackshades malicious tool, Hackforums ultimately was involved and has produced reliable sources regarding the site. Would you mind getting a look at my draft of it and give me pointers on what to do/add/improve or whatever? I think that the circumstances have changed since then and that it is notable enough in reliable sources to have an article. Thanks. See my draft: Tutelary (talk) 04:15, 26 May 2014 (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) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)