User talk:Sumthingweird

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Welcome[edit]

Hello, Sumthingweird, and welcome to Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Esperanto translation/Keppel Enderby[edit]

Thanks for the information on Esperanto & Keppel I once knew how to say "Could you call the hall porter, there seems to be a frog in my bidet" in Esperanto but alas the lack of opportunity to make such a comment has meant that I have forgotten it. I'll go off and merge the Keppel pages. Cheers --Roisterer 04:22, 2 November 2005 (UTC)

G'day from Waratah[edit]

Nice to see another resident contributing! --One Salient Oversight 09:48, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

More on OSO at Waratah[edit]

I live on Bridge Street. I used to be a teacher at St. Philips believe it or not, but I left because of obvious reasons. Email me at one_salient_oversight@yahoo.com and I'll give you more info. --One Salient Oversight 01:29, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, it's one_salient_oversight@yahoo.com.au - I forgot to put the .au --One Salient Oversight 09:10, 26 January 2006 (UTC)
Re: the article on St. Philips. It looks interesting but have you checked Wikipedia:Schools? Moreover, with the allegations of staff/student abuse, it would most definitely need external links for verification. Without these, even if you come into contact with people who claim such abuse, you pretty much can't stop someone removing the relevant information. Chances are that the page will be afd or eventually changed by someone who realises that the claims of abuse may not be verifiable. --One Salient Oversight 08:57, 7 February 2006 (UTC)
Actually, I might pop down the road tonight or tomorrow and take a picture of some of the school buildings and signage - that will give the article a GFDL image necessary for the article to survive afd. --One Salient Oversight 09:00, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

The Game[edit]

Nooo! Curses! Now I have lost the game as well! --AceMyth 13:10, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Someone should start a website where you can fill in your name and press an "I lost the game" button. Then you can browse a list to see who has recently lost. =p --AceMyth 13:16, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Gagh! Before yesterday evening I'd gone 2 days without losing :( - JVG 13:50, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Damn you, Sumthingweird! I lost! Reveilled 14:02, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Nooooo! I nearly went two weeks without losing, and it's all ruined because of you. ;) RaelImperialAerosolKid 18:45, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

XO Now I lost! Oh well, all my friends get to lose now, too!Polyhymnia

You love to make people lose, don't you? Three weeks, I swear!--All ruined! Hyenaste

Damnit, won't people stop making me lose?! That's, like, the seventh time this week. Thetoastman 01:47, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

D'oh... at least, you have lost too! (5 days) Andycyca|say... 02:41, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

Darn you...! Yauhin 20:20, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

NO! I was doing so well! I'll get you for this! Cereal Killer 20:52, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Esperanto[edit]

I see that you are fluent in Esperanto; where did you learn it/who taught you, and how long did it take? I've always been interested in learning the language, but I've never found the opportunity to do so, and was hoping for some advice from a... kompetentulo? Hyenaste 20:58, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

sumofpi template[edit]

Please don't change the template. I created it and want it to stay the same as it was. Thank you. Kris18 22:59, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Later edit- Also i see you used some edits while testing with the template. I just want to remind you there is a "preview" button. Kris18 23:08, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Sorry about changing the template, it's just that pi was not linked and once I linked it the link was invisible. I'll leave it to you, anyway.Sumthingweird 12:28, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

Ok I will make "pi" a link. Thanks fot trying to do that anyway. Kris18 20:05, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

Your userpage was briefly delisted by a rogue admin[edit]

' This user believes that only articles need reflect a NPOV, and that displaying political, religious, or other beliefs using userboxes and user categories should not be banned.

You have a userbox Template:User UN which links your userpage to United Nations Wikipedians. There is currently a movement to ban userboxes from Wikipedia which are shared and which create List of Wikipedians. Certain admins have taken it upon themselves to preemptively sabotage and/or delete such categories and template. Here is the incident report which reported damage to yours, in which hundreds of userpages were delinked from categories without the users' knowledge. They have been stopped, barely, and the damage reverted— for now.

There is a Wikipedia:Userbox policy poll, which if passed, will make required by policy the damage done to categories and templates such as User UN/United Nations Wikipedians. If you do not want this to happen, I urge you to vote Oppose. in the poll. Support is currently running at about 66%, and your vote could make the difference. It is said to require 75%-80% to be deemed reflective of consensus.

Thank you,

StrangerInParadise 23:20, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

Newcastle AWB fixup[edit]

Oops, sory about that. I'd thought I'd checked all of the changes (I dabed 100+ pages linking to Newcastle that day) but obviously not. Thanks for letting me know. The JPS 05:53, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

St. Philip's Christian College[edit]

Ahh, I didn't check the history carefully enough. The article looks very nice. --humblefool® 20:40, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Organic[edit]

Salut Je viens de créer un "userbox" pour les gens qui mangent bio, j'espère qu'elle te plaira! (je crois que tu as exprimé le désir qu'il y en aie une dans une des pages de discussion de "wiki how to:userboxes"). Tu la trouveras dans la catégorie Food (sauf si quelqu'un la vire d'ici là) ou sinon sur ma page informative d'utilisateur. Ciao! Fab Beforedecay 02:54, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
Salut mec et merci pour ton message sympa. Si tu dis "je ne mange pas bio, mais je fais ce que je peux", ca veut dire que cette boite utilisateur est faite pour toi! Si je me souviens bien, elle dit "cet utilisateur préfère manger bio quand possible" et non pas "cet utilisateur extermine tout ce qui n'a pas la mention AB!" Enfin tu n'es pas obligé de l'utiliser mais j'espère que des gens le feront, ne serait-ce que pour sensibiliser les wikipédistes au sujet de la nourriture non modifiée. J'espère que les utilisateurs qui veulent une boite sur le commerce équitable y arriveront, si jamais tu y penses fais-moi un petit message avec le lien (je ne passe pas beaucoup de temps sur wiki mais peut-être que toi tu en passes un peu plus!). Autrement, faire une userbox n'est pas si compliqué quand on s'y colle on finit bien par arriver à quelque chose. Bon courage! --Beforedecay 01:16, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Newcastle Wikipedia Meetup[edit]

A few Newcastle Wikipedians are going to get together for dinner some time in June. We'd love you to come! Please click here for more details. --One Salient Oversight 13:11, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Some time ago,you joined Novelas.Well,the site has cleaned up some since then and I was wondering if you'd like to come back?User:Serprex 19:00, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Notability of Newcastle Gerald[edit]

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For guidelines on specific types of articles, you may want to check out our criteria for biographies, for web sites, for bands, or for companies. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Phlegm Rooster (talk) 10:42, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Definition of Conservatism[edit]

You asked me about this on the discussion page for Dan Rather. See: Conservatism in the United States. Mark Shaw (talk) 15:23, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Adele Carles[edit]

No worries. Drop me a line if and when the article is deleted, and I'll be happy to restore it for you. Lankiveil (speak to me) 12:13, 10 September 2008 (UTC).

Satanic head[edit]

Well, I tagged the article due to the lack of sources and notability. I don't know how to restore it if necessary, but I don't think it is. The sources provided share a lot of text in common, suggesting they are based on a common source, possibly a spoof. Notice that most references begin with "A cabeça satânica é um fantasma do folclore brasileiro." I really think the subject deserves more research. jggouvea (talk) 15:03, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

RE:Bart vs. Australia[edit]

The reason I removed it was because it was unreferenced. Everything on Wikipedia should be referenced, especially Good Articles. --TheLeftorium 13:05, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

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About "UoN"[edit]

Firstly please apologist my words if that make you not happy, since you would read what I noted for current history of changes. I am a foreign student who's taking BIT degree of The University of Newcastle, Australia at the PSB Academy in Singapore. As far as all students know here, PSB Academy had already been recognized as one of the university's overseas campus in Singapore, where is called "UoN Singapore" in short term.

There is another private school cooperated with The UoN (Aus) called TMC Academy here as well, but I only found that this partner is only allowed to provide engineering degree, (not like PSB, we got more.) and it is recognized as the Singapore branch of UoN's Engineering School, (well..., something like that.)

It is quite glad to meet you as we're both alumni of same uni, but just in different place of the earth, hah~hah~.

Best wishes to you, man!

--Gzyeah (talk) 06:09, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Adele Carles[edit]

Hello, I've restored the article at User:Sumthingweird/Adele Carles, as requested. Good luck with improving and expanding it! Lankiveil (speak to me) 20:57, 20 November 2008 (UTC).

I've just moved it back to mainspace, seeing that she is a candidate in the Fremantle state by-election, 2009. If unsuccessful we can move it back to the userspace location. Orderinchaos 12:33, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

July 2011[edit]

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TINA2011[edit]

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