User talk:The High Fin Sperm Whale

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

Talk

Crystal 128 kaddressbook.png

Shortcut:
Crystal Clear app clock.svg It is approximately 8:20 AM where this user lives.





Contents

Userboxen[edit]

Do you want me to put your birthdate directly into the userbox? that whould fix the problem.TalkToMecintelati 21:49, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Didn't realize what you were trying to do there. :)TalkToMecintelati 21:53, 23 October 2010 (UTC)
Bingo, you didn't need the "div" tags in there. I also changed it so that you won't have to change the date every day. (I think :/)--TalkToMecintelati 21:57, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks...[edit]

...for reverting my user page. Enter CBW, waits for audience applause, not a sausage. 22:11, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

No trouble. Feel free to give me a barnstar! ha ha --The High Fin Sperm Whale 22:17, 26 October 2010 (UTC)
Nuvola apps edu languages.svg
Hello, The High Fin Sperm Whale. You have new messages at Aaron north's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Yosemite Falls[edit]

Why this change? While beautiful, the new image depicts only Upper Yosemite Fall. The advantage of the previous image is that it shows both upper and lower falls, which makes sense for the lead image in an article about the collective falls. Thoughts? (I can open a discussion in article talk space if you think that would be more helpful). Rivertorch (talk) 20:25, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Nuvola apps edu languages.svg
Hello, The High Fin Sperm Whale. You have new messages at Rivertorch's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

You ready for another RfA?[edit]

Your last RfA in March mentioned judgment issues. Well, I've seen no recent issues in your judgment, and feel that you're ready to handle the tools. Take your time in deciding and let me know what you think. The UtahraptorTalk/Contribs 02:58, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Nuvola apps edu languages.svg
Hello, The High Fin Sperm Whale. You have new messages at The Utahraptor's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

--The UtahraptorTalk/Contribs 13:46, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Not sure if you remember this, but I offered a nom a few months back; would you mind if I co-nom with the utahraptor? Derild4921 13:52, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
That's a great idea, Derild. It would look better if there was a co-nom. But just so you know, THFSW requested that the nomination page be created tomorrow (see here). The UtahraptorTalk/Contribs 13:54, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
Sure no problem though I'll be busy as I get home so I'll write up a nomination and if I can't post it by the time the RFA is ready to be transcluded, can you post it? It'll be in my Sandbox. Derild4921 13:59, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
Hm...I think it would look better if you posted it. I'll probably be online from 20:00 to 2:00 (UTC), so if you're on at any time between then, send me a notice and I'll get the RfA up and running. The UtahraptorTalk/Contribs 14:10, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
  • The page has been created. Derild4921 will add a co-nom statement. Feel free to accept at your convenience. The UtahraptorTalk/Contribs 02:46, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Sorry about the quick fail. I honestly wasn't expecting it. The UtahraptorTalk/Contribs 19:25, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM lens[edit]

Ambox warning yellow.svg

The article Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM lens has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Non-notable as per WP:GNG; refs. are not independent of subject.

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. The speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Guoguo12--Talk--  20:32, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

PROD tags[edit]

Sorry for using such a crude PROD notice while notifying an experienced editor... Anyway, the above notice also applies to the following article: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro. Thanks. Guoguo12--Talk--  20:41, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Everything is going to be OK[edit]

It's understandable that you want to take a break after your failed RfA. Do return when you feel better; you are a valuable contributor. The UtahraptorTalk/Contribs 22:05, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

I didn't see your RfA but I'm sorry it went the way it did for you. I hope you come back soon, refreshed and ready. Meanwhile, I'll help take care of your wiki-kitten...best wishes Plutonium27 (talk) 00:50, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
Hi, I'm afraid I missed that RFA. But please try and think of it as a learning experience, my first RFA failed for at least 7 different reasons and I was rather surprised that four months later I was able to pass quite easily. ϢereSpielChequers 15:40, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for your comments (and for taking care of my kitten). I think I'll be ready to come back soon. --The High Fin Sperm Whale 17:49, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Thanks so much for the barnstar about the Bog bodies page! It means a lot! Thanks again, --Parasect (Discuss) 17:55, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

No problem! You deserve it. --T H F S W (T · C · E) 18:28, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Nomination of Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR for deletion[edit]

Ambox warning orange.svg
A discussion has begun about whether the article Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, which you created or to which you contributed, should be deleted. While contributions are welcome, an article may be deleted if it is inconsistent with Wikipedia policies and guidelines for inclusion, explained in the deletion policy.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR until a consensus is reached, and you are welcome to contribute to the discussion.

You may edit the article during the discussion, including to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. Christopher Connor (talk) 18:37, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Announcement[edit]

Hello! I'm The Arbiter, one of the coordinators for WikiProject Zoo. I am proud to announce the launch of a new portal: Portal:Zoos and Aquariums! ZooPro, ZooFari, and I worked hard to create a new portal for information on zoos, aquariums, and the associated projects and articles on Wikipedia. If you could head on over, take a look at our work, and maybe learn some more about zoos and Wikiproject Zoo, it would be great! Cheers and Happy Editing!

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of The Arbiter (talk) at 03:24, 14 December 2010 (UTC).

Edinburgh[edit]

Just to let you know, your rv at Edinburgh re-introduced the triple duplication of some material, which I'm sure wasn't your intention, so I've reverted it again. Mutt Lunker (talk) 01:34, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

No worries, that's what I assumed had happened. All the best, Mutt Lunker (talk) 01:48, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Merry, merry[edit]

Bzuk (talk) 22:53, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

Smokefoot called me a nutter first[edit]

User Smokefoot called me a nutter first when Smokefoot undid the fluoride reduces the IQ of children section I put on the fluoride talk page. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Fluoride&action=history look at the nutter comment User Smokefoot left before Smokefoot undid the section I added. Smokefoot is starting a EditWar.209.44.123.5 (talk) 18:15, 26 December 2010 (UTC) Wikipedia:Five pillars http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Five_pillars User Smokefoot called me a nutter and should be reported because user Smokefoot violated the Wikipedia:Five pillars Calling me a nutter and then undid my good contribution to the talk page on Fluoride209.44.123.5 (talk) 18:41, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

Happy, happy[edit]

Happy New Year, and all the best to you and yours! Bzuk (talk) 08:02, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Many thanks, The High Fin Sperm Whale, for all you do on Wikipedia—especially keeping my personal pages free of vandalism. Regards, Pinethicket (talk) 15:15, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Science#evolution_propaganda[edit]

Please refrain from posting anti-science propaganda on the science reference desk. We're trying to be a reliable reference source, here. Friday (talk) 22:24, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

"Anti-science"? Please show me a diff of me being "anti-science". --T H F S W (T · C · E) 22:46, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
I'd thought it was obvious what I was referring to. Evolution is about as well supported as any idea in any science has ever been. You're either severely misinformed or outright dishonest, if you're going to go around suggesting otherwise. Friday (talk) 22:51, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
Seriously, the reason I doubt evolution is because I am pro-science. I have looked at the facts and have never come across any real, solid proof for evolution. Am I being dishonest be informing people about the facts? --T H F S W (T · C · E) 22:57, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Such debates are not relevant here. Just please stick to scientific information on the science ref desk. On topics where there is legitimate scholarly dispute, it's alright to say so. If you were familiar with science it's more likely you'd speak of "evidence" rather than "proof", so I assume you are a lay person. That's fine; Wikipedia needs contributions from lay people as well as experts, but please keep in mind that your own personal lack of knowledge does not constitute a legitimate scholarly debate. Friday (talk) 23:04, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

I just got my wording a bit wrong (I know there is almost never any 'proof' in science). I understand now when to and when not to comment; but wasn't that a scholarly debate? --T H F S W (T · C · E) 23:08, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
Well.. I am no scholar, are you? I doubt it was something most people would call a scholarly debate. :) Anyway, other people have already suggested some reading. I highly recommend The_Greatest_Show_on_Earth:_The_Evidence_for_Evolution (the actual book, not the article) as a overview of the evidence. I suspect, if you've found the evidence uncompelling, that perhaps your information has been coming from creationist sources? I'm not sure why you'd be looking there, but in my experience about the only plausible way for someone to doubt evolution is when they've been exposed only to intentionally misleading sources. Friday (talk) 23:59, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
I have replied via email. --T H F S W (T · C · E) 00:23, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
All I can think of is this: [1] Friday (talk) 00:33, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Vancouver Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Meetup[edit]

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Animals#WikiProject Coordinator Position[edit]

The above link may be of interest to you. Bob the Wikipedian (talkcontribs) 20:41, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Well, I'm an unofficial coordinator of the WP:TCG, so I can tell you a little bit. But you'd probably get more relevant information from ZooPro (talk · contribs) or Intelligentsium (talk · contribs). Basically, it's a lot like being an administrator, except what you manage is the policy &c, make sure the project stays active, keep people up-to-date with new happenings, motivate people to keep editing &c. It takes a lot of passion and often a lot of forced smiling, but if you do it well, people will thank you for it. But like I said, someone who's coordinated WP:ANIMALS before is a better guide for what goes on with this project-- I'm speaking mostly from the standpoint of a trading card game design WikiProject. grin Good luck! Bob the Wikipedian (talkcontribs) 21:47, 8 January 2011 (UTC)
I'd think so-- that shows you endorse the nomination. If I was nominated for coordinator of something like WP:HISTORY, I'd sure as heck want the opportunity to decline! Bob the Wikipedian (talkcontribs) 21:52, 8 January 2011 (UTC)
Not really sure; be creative. You might simply list your name under support, you might post a long statement of acceptance or something. Lots of possibilities. Going first gives you the chance to set the standard. Bob the Wikipedian (talkcontribs) 22:03, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

cookies[edit]

aren't u going to give me that chocolate chip cookies picture despite my starting?

69.236.166.22 (talk) 22:38, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

P.S. if u reply back, please put a talkback note on my talk page.




aww.....thanks. these cookies are delicious! 69.236.166.22 (talk) 22:44, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

regarding your edit on my talk page.[edit]

i was acting politely. though that other user seem to be a troll. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.208.86.142 (talk) 01:48, 10 January 2011 (UTC)


WikiProject Amphibians and Reptiles assessment drive[edit]

At WikiProject Amphibians and Reptiles, in which you are listed as a member, we're working on a pretty massive backlog (1000+ articles!) of unassessed articles. We would appreciate it greatly if you would help assess the articles in the link. It's simple to do!

  1. Read over the article.
  2. On the discussion page, look for the {{AARTalk}} template. Add in a "class" and "importance" parameter if the template does not have them already. Example: {{AARTalk|class= |importance= }}
  3. For the class, fill in the article's quality using the WikiProject's quality scale: stub, start, C, B, GA, A, or FA. Most unassessed articles will probably be stubs or start class articles, and definitely B or lower.
  4. For the importance, fill in the article's importance to the WikiProject using the importance scale: low, mid, high, or top. Most unassessed articles will probably be low or mid importance.
  5. Then you're done!

It's not a difficult task, but there's a lot to get done. Our hope is that we can chip through the backlog and assess every article within the auspices of the project. Thanks, bibliomaniac15 00:31, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Yes, I'll help. Thanks for telling me. --T H F S W (T · C · E) 02:05, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Byzantine Empire[edit]

Check the bottom of the infobox at the top of the article. See how it says "Warning: Value specified for "continent" does not comply". I was fixing this issue. Please revert your reversion of my edit. 134.253.26.9 (talk) 17:53, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject Animal Coordinator Position[edit]

Congratulations on being appointed as the Coordinator for WikiProject Animals, as we both recieved the same amount of votes the general consensus is we would both share the position, however if you do not want this to be the case please let me know and I will step down. I look forward to working with you in everything WikiProject Animals related. ZooPro 02:59, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Excellent, I am afraid I will be distracted for a few days in an attempt to deal with the emergency my country is facing, I need to organise my staff and equipment to be deployed to flood hit areas. However when I can I will be back to full editing and will chat with you further in what your thoughts are on the future of the project and what you wish to achieve in the next 12 months. ZooPro 04:20, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Happy 10th Anniversary of Wikipedia![edit]

Happy Wiki Birthday[edit]

Happy Wiki Birthday, The new user page looks good, great way to start the new Wiki Year, Thomas888b (talk) 20:31, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, Thomas and Bzuk! --T H F S W (T · C · E) 20:33, 15 January 2011 (UTC)
Anytime. Thomas888b (talk) 20:57, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you[edit]

Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
For being there and showing me around Wikipedia and Commons when I was new. Thomas888b (talk) 20:47, 15 January 2011 (UTC)
Thank you! --T H F S W (T · C · E) 07:32, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
You deserve it! Thomas888b (talk) 16:53, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Just letting you know.[edit]

I just thought I would let you know I accidently blanked the WikiProject Animals main page, It was of course an error and I reverted myself, Feel free to trout slap if required. ZooPro 12:39, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Happy Birthday[edit]

--Monterey Bay (talk) 04:21, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

George P. B. Alderman[edit]

I added a link that generally covers the work of the senior architect. To see that you need to copy the text and look at in in MS word or notepad.

I've also added a reference to Bissell Alderman's background in the AIA database including his 2 term presidency of AIA Western Mass.

Individual buildings are cited in the first document.Lukascb (talk) 03:58, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Pipo the robot[edit]

Ah hey, I've nominated what appears to be a recreated article of a previously CSD'd article for AfD. Not sure if the page was deleted or declined. Could you please clarify? Phearson (talk) 02:42, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi THFSW[edit]

Hi THFSW, Long time no speak. How are you? can you give me feedback about my updated usepage?

Thanks,
Thomas888b (talk) 11:58, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I like the way it has two borders, and multiple floats. However, I am not so sure about the background colour (I think orange is a bit hard on the eyes). I would suggest two different colours for the borders, maybe something reddish outside of something blueish or greenish. --T H F S W (T · C · E) 17:56, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
I like the colour scheme on your talk page. Thomas888b (Say Hi) 15:26, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Unsigned templates[edit]

I've a hunch that the reason the SineBot keeps tagging your posts on your alt account is because there is no user account named User:THFSW (alt). If you register this account, it should work the way your main account does. That's just an educated guess, though, I could be wrong. Soap 23:48, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, thanks. Let's see if this works. --T H F S W (T · C · E) 23:53, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Sandbox FYI[edit]

If you see this vandal again, specifically addresses editing from 120.16.x.x and 120.17.x.x., please report them to AIV. This is a repeated abuse vandal. You can find the relevant thread at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/IncidentArchive669#Trolling of sandbox. Elockid (Alternate) (Talk) 14:00, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Coal Reserves[edit]

We made a revision to this table to ensure consistency across all national statistics. Every country's coal reserves were cited to one source, except Pakistan. Every other country, but Pakistan, cites the same report. Accordingly, the table is inconsistent and this row should be deleted and my original change should hold true. 202.177.205.150 (talk) 10:18, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

Hi, I see here that you warned an IP with possible blocking in case of future vandalism. I've just reverted an unconstructive edit made by the IP at Bracknell Bees and thought I'd let you know. Do you wish to follow through with blocking or shall I simply add the relevant warning template? Thank you LordVetinari (talk) 00:13, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Thank you. I wasn't sure whether that last edit of theirs would qualify. LordVetinari (talk) 00:36, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for the vandal revert on my user page (again...)[edit]


Proposed deletion of List of future combat aircraft[edit]

Ambox warning yellow.svg

The article List of future combat aircraft has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Wikipedia is not an indiscriminate collection of information - A bit of a random list with an unclear inclusion criteria

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. The speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. MilborneOne (talk) 20:58, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

For removing the vandalism on my talk page.--5 albert square (talk) 22:28, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

No problem. --T H F S W (T · C · E) 23:02, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the clean up on my user page also. Take care. -Fnlayson (talk) 22:55, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Vandalism?[edit]

Hello, I am getting quite frustrated that I am accused of vandalism for correcting an article!!! Hispanic is NOT a race, and the article of Pasadena, California suggested it was. I am just specifying that U.S. racial/ethnic statistics always add up to over 100% because Hispanic isn't a race. See the articles: Hispanic, Latin Americans.--76.95.192.150 (talk) 01:47, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Vandalism again?[edit]

A SmartPill is not an ass camera its a pill that you use to improve study for people with ADD. Stop calming I'm a vandal when it is you with your fake badge that is destroying the credibility of wikipeda and subverting peoples hard work and effort. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.76.252.143 (talk) 04:34, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Note: a different user restored 76.76's version after you reverted it; it seems to have gone unnoticed but I've restored the original now. Soap 20:08, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thanks for this revert! 28bytes (talk) 14:49, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Thank you...[edit]

...for this. I really should keep track of vandalism on my user page! – ukexpat (talk) 23:20, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Think nothing of it. --T H F S W (T · C · E) 23:23, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

Nuvola apps edu languages.svg
Hello, The High Fin Sperm Whale. You have new messages at Thomas888b's talk page.
Message added 15:30, 5 March 2011 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Mikey[edit]

Wouldn't it be nice, sometimes, to have that BLOCK button on one's keyboard? Take care, Drmies (talk) 20:06, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Just read his last hour of contributions on Wikipedia and as his adopter - I thought I'd apologise for his behaviour. Sorry I wasn't there to help out. WormTT 09:05, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
No problem. If he decides to be a vandal, there isn't anything his adopter can do, really. --T H F S W (T · C · E) 17:58, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Red Deer[edit]

Please be careful before just reverting as you did in Red Deer. It was evidently a mistake. Notice also that twinkle only is for dealing with vandalism, and how these edits, even if they had been factually wrong, could be considered as WP:Vandalism is unclear to me. Other than that, keep up the good work. Cheers, RN1970 (talk) 01:04, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

OK, thanks for fixing it. I only actually saw the last edit by this user, and it looked like they were adding someone's name (a very common type of vandalism).
By the way, twinkle isn't actually all for vandalism. It has warnings and notices for test edits and mistakes as well as vandalism. --T H F S W (T · C · E) 01:25, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

Genius[edit]

I approve of this edit. I was unsure of how to handle the previous edit myself but that fits the bill, thanks! Jebus989 21:24, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

My fellow WikiProject Animals Coordinator[edit]

G'day mate, Hows things going? My apologies for being away for some time, sadly mother nature hasnt heard of wikipedia. I trust everything has been okay and no major problems with WikiProject Animals. I have only skimmed over everything and thought it best to check in with you and see how its all going and if there is anything I should know before I get back into editing. I hope you are well. Cheers ZooPro 14:15, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

User:79.97.92.28[edit]

User:79.97.92.28 is vandalizing an article I've been working, We're New Here. The user's been removing sourced content from the article, reverting me 2 or 3 times, and has reverted by warning to his talk page. Since you've dealt with the user before, can you please help? Dan56 (talk) 19:48, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: ''Vete de mi''[edit]

Hello The High Fin Sperm Whale. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of ''Vete de mi'', a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: A7 does not apply to songs. This almost certainly fails WP:NSONGS, but you'll have to PROD or AfD. JohnCD (talk) 20:50, 2 April 2011 (UTC). Thank you. JohnCD (talk) 20:50, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for reverting the attack on my talk page[edit]

As well as all the other good work you do! SeaphotoTalk 23:36, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Edit filter/False positives/Reports[edit]

Uhh... you mean to do that? 28bytes (talk) 23:45, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Nope. Thanks for letting me know. --T H F S W (T · C · E) 23:45, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
No worries! 28bytes (talk) 23:46, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Invitation to take part in a pilot study[edit]

I am a Wikipedian, who is studying the phenomenon on Wikipedia. I need your help to conduct my research on about understanding "Motivation of Wikipedia contributors." I would like to invite you to a short survey. Please give me your valuable time, which estimates only 5 minutes’’’. cooldenny (talk) 17:58, 14 April 2011 (UTC)


Vandalism in Sulfur Dioxide article[edit]

That's awesome. Is there some kind of fast track for words or phrases commonly used in vandalism? Or do you just keep up on recent changes? ...or "Other"...

Laughing Buddha[edit]

Hi THFSW,
Would you be able to give me feedback on my new image. (eg. whether it should be nominated for anything on commons, ect...)
Thanks,
Thomas888b (Say Hi) 19:37, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Reward Board Requests[edit]

2 of your reward board requests have expired. Do you mind either updating the requests, or otherwise removing them? Thanks. (Note: I'll be watching this page) MrKIA11 (talk) 00:15, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

They have both been responded to, so I removed them. Regards, --T H F S W (T · C · E) 00:44, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

Harry potter and the Never War[edit]

Hi. Thank you for patrolling new pages. I have reverted your CSD tag and replaced it with WP:CSD#G10 (attack page) and the article has been immediately deleted. Attack pages must be immediately blanked. Please take care to read pages before tagging them - leaving attack pages visible, such as Harry potter and the Never War could have very serious consequences for the WikiMedia Foundation. If you are in doubt as to which tags to apply, please take a moment to review the instructions at WP:NPP and WP:CSD, and if anything is still not clear, don't hesitate to ask me on my talk page. Happy editing! --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 06:26, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

Nuvola apps edu languages.svg
Hello, The High Fin Sperm Whale. You have new messages at Kudpung's talk page.
Message added 23:56, 30 May 2011 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 23:56, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

Thanks for reverting the vandalism and updating the vandalism count on my user page. Keep up the good work. :) SCΛRECROW 04:00, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

No problem. What are friends for? --T H F S W (T · C · E) 05:37, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Username[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia and thank you for your contributions. However, I noticed that your username (The High Fin Sperm Whale) may not meet Wikipedia's username policy because "sperm" in username could offend sensible souls. If you believe that your username does not violate our policy, please leave a note here explaining why. As an alternative, you may ask for a change of username, or you may simply create a new account to use for editing. Thank you. Szansztar (talk) 19:14, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

I see what you're suggesting, but I don't see that it is inappropriate, since I'm sure most people have heard of a sperm whale and I doubt anyone would make that connection. Plus, it says right on my userpage where my name comes from. The word "sperm" in the name is actually a shortening of "spermaceti", an oil in the whale's head, and has no connection whatsoever to the other type. If I have to change it, I will, but I sure wouldn't like to. --T H F S W (T · C · E) 19:18, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
OK, i understand how "sperm" is an abbreviation of "spermaceti" in this case. I was thinking that some people might react to the word "sperm" anyway, but maybe we should just wait and see if there are any reactions. Szansztar (talk) 08:07, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
I'm in Category:Usernames editors have expressed concern over, so an admin is bound to see it eventually and decide whether a rename is necessary. Although I rather doubt it, I've been here for almost three years and no one has brought it up. Thanks for checking out whether this will be an issue or not; I've never actually thought about it before. --T H F S W (T · C · E) 19:23, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
What in goodness names is this rubbish??? THFSW has been here a while now and is a very respected and expert editor who holds a number of flags and rights on wikipedia. I find it offensive that you had the hide to post a warning..... This is red tape gone trully mad. I guess we should remove the Sperm whale article because it may offend someone......ZooPro 12:25, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks ZooPro. But I don't think this is anything to take offense over. Szansztar did not do wrong I think; it never hurts to make sure. We'll just have an admin come over and clear things up, then no hard feelings, right? --T H F S W (T · C · E) 17:01, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
Going through CAT:UAA, I don't see a problem, so removed from category. Courcelles 00:54, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Invitation to help assess Wikipedia:WikiProject Gastropods[edit]

Hi. I am inviting members of some WikiProjects to take part in evaluating their projects in order to help the Wikimedia Foundation better understand such projects from the inside, to encourage reflection on best practices, and to compile a list of best practices as recommended by a number of projects. I am contacting you because you are listed as an active member of Wikipedia:WikiProject Gastropods. Having witnessed that project's work in the past in my volunteer capacity, I'd very much like to include it. I hope that you will have time and interest in participating. As much or as little as you would like to supply would be gratefully received. The assessment questions are posted at Wikipedia:WikiProject Gastropods/Self-assessment. I will myself steer clear of the page until after any discussion seems to have become dormant, at which point I will ask questions to make sure that I am developing a good overview of opinions. Thanks. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 13:04, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

More Vandalism by 173.209.70.130[edit]

I noticed you had put a warning on their page, so I thought I would let you know of more vandalism I found here. - Bkid Talk/Contribs 16:09, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

I went ahead and filed this on WP:AVI, but I still thought I would let you know. - Bkid Talk/Contribs 16:36, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
OK, thanks. --T H F S W (T · C · E) 17:21, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
Please feel free to chime in on the issue, since the admin doesn't seem to think a block is warranted yet. - Bkid Talk/Contribs 17:37, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

Research into the user pages of Wikipedians: Invitation to participate[edit]

Greetings,

My name is John-Paul and I am a student with the University of Alberta specializing in Communications and Technology.

I would like to include your Wikipedia user page in a study I am doing about how people present themselves online. I am interested in whether people see themselves in different ways, online and offline. One of the things I am looking at is how contributors to Wikipedia present themselves to each other through their user pages. Would you consider letting me include your user page in my study?

With your consent, I will read and analyze your user page, and ask you five short questions about it that will take about ten to fifteen minutes to answer. I am looking at about twenty user pages belonging to twenty different people. I will be looking at all user pages together, looking for common threads in the way people introduce themselves to other Wikipedians.

I hope that my research will help answer questions about how people collaborate, work together, and share knowledge. If you are open to participating in this study, please reply to this message, on your User Talk page or on mine. I will provide you with a complete description of my research, which you can use to decide if you want to participate.

Thank-you,

John-Paul Mcvea
University of Alberta
jmcvea@ualberta.ca

Johnpaulmcvea (talk) 21:22, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

I appreciate your participation in my study[edit]

I appreciate your participation in my study, entitled “Online Self-presentation among Wikipedians.”

Here are five short questions that will help me to understand your motivations for creating a user page such as yours. Please be as brief or as thorough as you like.


5 QUESTIONS

1. Are you a member of social networks such Facebook or MySpace?

2. In addition to maintaining a user page in Wikipedia, have you also written or edited articles? If so, about how many times?

3. What are the key messages about yourself that you hope to convey with your user page?

4. Have your Wikipedia contributions ever received feedback, such as being edited by others or commented on? Have you received a message from another Wikipedia user? If so, do you think your user page positively or negatively affected what other people said and how they said it?

5. Do you see your “online self” as being different from your “offline self?” Can you elaborate?


Please indicate your answers to these questions on your talk page, or on mine. Please respond by October 1st so that I have time to properly read your responses. If you like, you can email your answers to me instead (jmcvea@ualberta.ca).

Thank you again : )

Johnpaulmcvea (talk) 20:46, 23 September 2011 (UTC)


ADDITONAL INFORMATION

Background

• I am asking you to participate in a research project that is part of my MA degree.

• I am asking you because you have created a user page in Wikipedia that other people can use to learn about you.


Purpose

• My research is about how people present themselves online.

• I will look at how people present themselves when presenting themselves to the Wikipedia community.


Study Procedures

• With your consent, I will analyze the language of your user page and gather basic statistics such as the count of words, the frequency of words, the number of sections, and so on.

• I will also read the text of your user page, looking for elements in common with ads posted by other people. I will note whether you include a picture, or links to other content on the internet.

• I ask you to answer my five questions, above. This will take about ten to fifteen minutes to complete. I will ask you to answer the questions within a week, and send your answers to me.

• Throughout my research, I will adhere to the University of Alberta Standards for the Protection of Human Research Participants, which you can view at http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/gfcpolicymanual/policymanualsection66.cfm


Benefits

• There is no direct benefit to you for participating in this research. You may, however, find it interesting to read my perspective on how you present yourself online.

• I hope that the information I get from doing this study will help understand how technology affects the way people come together into a society.

• There is no reward or compensation for participating in this research.


Risk

• There is no direct risk for participating in this research.


Voluntary Participation

• You are under no obligation to participate in this study. Participation is completely voluntary.

• You can opt out of this study at any time before October 10, 2011, with no penalty. You can ask to have me withdraw any data that I have collected about you. Even if you agree to be in the study, you can change your mind and withdraw.

• If you decline to continue or you wish to withdraw from the study, your information will be removed from the study at your request.


Confidentiality

• This research will be used to support a project that is part of my MA degree.

• A summary of my research will be available on the University of Alberta website.

• Your personally identifiable information will be deleted and digitally shredded as soon as I have finished gathering data about you.

• Data will be kept confidential. Only I will have access to the computer file containing the data. It will be password protected. It will not be sent by email or stored online.

• I will always handle my data in compliance with University of Alberta standards.

• If you would like to receive a copy of my final report, please ask.


Further Information

• If you have any further questions regarding this study, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Stanley Varnhagen, my research advisor for this project. If you have concerns about this study, you may contact the University of Alberta Research Ethics Committee at 780-492-2615. This office has no affiliation with the study investigators.


INDICATING CONSENT

By answering these questions, you indicate your agreement with the following statements:

• That you understand that you have been asked to be in a research study.

• That you have read and received a copy of the Information Sheet, attached below (“Additional Information”).

• That you understand the benefits and risks involved in taking part in this research study.

• That you have had an opportunity to ask questions and discuss this study.

• That you understand that you are free to refuse to participate, or to withdraw from the study at any time, without consequence, and that your information will be withdrawn at your request.

• That the issue of confidentiality been explained to you and that you understand who will have access to your information (see “Additional Information”).

• That you agree to participate.


Thank-you again!

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
greetings i saw you helped with that guy who vandalized mosquito anyways heres a barnstar for you Leeboy100 (talk) 19:37, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Overlander Falls[edit]

Hi - I have added a bit to this article since it was on the list of Wikiproject Waterfalls stubs to be expanded. A few things I noticed in your contribution. 1) Are you sure kayakers actually go over the falls? I have seen them in the rapids below but not at the falls. 2) your reference to Geonames Query seems to be a broken link. 3) Your photo caption is not appearing and I don't know why not. Cheers, Roland Neave (talk) 00:10, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
re barnstar for you Your welcome Leeboy100 (talk) 23:32, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Huggle userbox[edit]

Hi there, this is just a note to say I edited your Huggle userbox to fix the grammar, and I also changed the text size so that the userbox would stay the same overall size. Feel free to revert if you don't like it. Thanks! — Mr. Stradivarius 12:28, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Yep, I like it. Thanks for the fix. --T H F S W (T · C · E) 18:44, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

New Page Patrol survey[edit]

NPPbarnstar.jpg

New page patrol – Survey Invitation


Hello The High Fin Sperm Whale! The WMF is currently developing new tools to make new page patrolling much easier. Whether you  have patrolled many pages or only a few, we now need to  know about your experience. The survey takes only 6 minutes, and the information you provide will not be shared with third parties other than to assist us in analyzing the results of the survey; the WMF will not use the information to identify you.

  • If this invitation  also appears on other accounts you  may  have, please complete the  survey  once only. 
  • If this has been sent to you in error and you have never patrolled new pages, please ignore it.

Please click HERE to take part.
Many thanks in advance for providing this essential feedback.


You are receiving this invitation because you  have patrolled new pages. For more information, please see NPP Survey. Global message delivery 13:32, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Membership of the Counter-Vandalism Unit[edit]

As you may know, the Counter-Vandalism unit is inactive. So for reviving the WikiProject, we will need to sort out the members. So if you are active, please put your username at the bottom of the list at Wikipedia talk:Counter-Vandalism Unit#Sort out the members.

You are receiving this message as a current member of the CVU.

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of Counter-Vandalism Unit at 00:57, 30 October 2011 (UTC).

A kitten for you![edit]

Youngkitten.JPG

merry christmas

Leeboy100 (talk) 22:36, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

EditorReviewArchiver: Automatic processing of your editor review[edit]

This is an automated message. Your editor review is scheduled to be closed on 7 January 2012 because it will have been open for more than 30 days and inactive for more than 7 days. You can keep it open longer by posting a comment to the review page requesting more input. Adding <!--noautoarchive--> to the review page will prevent further automated actions. AnomieBOT 22:27, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Science lovers wanted![edit]

Science lovers wanted!
Smithsonian logo color.svg
Hi! I'm serving as the wikipedian-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution Archives until June! One of my goals as resident, is to work with Wikipedians and staff to improve content on Wikipedia about people who have collections held in the Archives - most of these are scientists who held roles within the Smithsonian and/or federal government. I thought you might like to participate since you are interested in the sciences! Sign up to participate here and dive into articles needing expansion and creation on our to-do list. Feel free to make a request for images or materials at the request page, and of course, if you share your successes at the outcomes page you will receive the SIA barnstar! Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to your participation! Sarah (talk) 19:22, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Science lovers wanted![edit]

Science lovers wanted!
Smithsonian logo color.svg
Hi! I'm serving as the wikipedian-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution Archives until June! One of my goals as resident, is to work with Wikipedians and staff to improve content on Wikipedia about people who have collections held in the Archives - most of these are scientists who held roles within the Smithsonian and/or federal government. I thought you might like to participate since you are interested in the sciences! Sign up to participate here and dive into articles needing expansion and creation on our to-do list. Feel free to make a request for images or materials at the request page, and of course, if you share your successes at the outcomes page you will receive the SIA barnstar! Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to your participation! Sarah (talk) 02:29, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Ununtu & AWB[edit]

From this list, I have learned you are an Ubuntu user. Are you an AWB user too? I need some help in the installation of AWB in Ubuntu! --Tito Dutta Message 18:58, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

I have tried with AWB, but not working! That's why trying to get help (I have posted in AWB help too), but, I need someone who has first hand experience of using AWB in Ubuntu! --Tito Dutta Message 20:04, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Thanks for help! Tito Dutta Message 20:06, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

Black Brook Waterfall[edit]

Black Brook Waterfall is a waterfall near Ingonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.

When you created this page you probably had the correct co-ordinates on it. They have since been edited to the co-ordinates of a different Black Brook Waterfall on Mainland Nova Scotia.

I know where Black Brook is near Ingonish, it empties into Black Brook Cove, but I don't know where the falls are on the brook (its a long brook) and they don't show up on the topo map I have so I can't put the correct co-ordinates into the article. I tried looking at older versions of the article but the co-ordinates don't seem to change when I do that.

Do you know where exactly the falls are? Ken Heaton (talk) 19:24, 10 May 2012 (UTC) Here's a map:

https://gis8.nsgc.gov.ns.ca/scripts/esrimap.dll?name=nsplacenames&clicked.x=329&clicked.y=198&cmd=None&top=5188076.67262069&bottom=5178076.67262069&left=693684.129625616&right=703684.129625616&title=Black+Brook&objid=47611&action=pan&zoomcons=1

I'm afraid I do not. The link I referenced it with appears to be broken now. However, the coordinates have not been changed since I created the page. --T H F S W (T · C · E) 20:39, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day 2012![edit]

Nuvola apps cookie.svg Happy First Edit Day, The High Fin Sperm Whale, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day!

LovelyEdit talk 19:22, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

Holiday cheer[edit]

Christmas tree 02.svg Holiday Cheer
Michael Q. Schmidt talkback is wishing you Season's Greetings! This message celebrates the holiday season, promotes WikiLove, and hopefully makes your day a little better. Spread the seasonal good cheer by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be a newbie, a good friend, someone you have had disagreements with in the past, or just some random person. Share the good feelings. - MQS

Happy Birthday[edit]

Anniv.svg Hey, The High Fin Sperm Whale. Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Birthday from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
Pratyya (Hello!) 14:32, 21 January 2013 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg
Thanks! I appreciate it. --T H F S W (T · C · E) 06:15, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:WikiProject Biomes[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Biomes, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Biomes and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Wikipedia:WikiProject Biomes during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. RockMagnetist (talk) 22:38, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Cool username[edit]

Floating Donut.png

Hi, The High Fin Sperm Whale. What a cool username you have. Have a donut, since you like 'em! Bishonen | talk 22:35, 19 February 2013 (UTC).

Thanks! Great doughnut too. Yum! --T H F S W (T · C · E) 23:20, 19 February 2013 (UTC)


Warning of 206.15.232.233[edit]

Hi, I noticed you added a Level 4 warning to User talk:206.15.232.233 after a Level 1 warning for an edit that was not egregious. For the purposes of ARV, could you change it to a Level 2, as this is very likely to receive an improperly warned rebuff in case it goes there. Thanks. Transcendence (talk) 21:23, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi! Firstly, I would have to disagree with what you said about it not being egregious - it was a deliberate act of provocative vandalism. However, you are right, Level 4 was a bit high. However, I didn't use a Level 2 warning as this user had already gotten Level 1 and 2 warnings this month and also had a long history of being warned previously. I probably should have used Level 3. Thanks for the heads up. --T H F S W (T · C · E) 22:24, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
Well we'll just have to disagree about what's egregious or not. I've seen far more outrageous vandalism than a one non-vulgar word insertion. =D Transcendence (talk) 22:45, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
I wouldn't say it was non-vulgar, as I highly doubt he was referring to a garden tool. Although there are far worse ways to vandalize. --T H F S W (T · C · E) 22:49, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
Wow things have changed since I have been away, seems now we get into strife for warning vandals without the correct levels :/ ZooPro 13:21, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 26[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Pull-up (exercise), you added links pointing to the disambiguation pages Deltoid and Rhomboids (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 11:03, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day[edit]

Edit day.svg Happy First Edit Day, The High Fin Sperm Whale, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day! :)

LovelyEdit talkedits 19:28, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! --T H F S W (T · C · E) 03:26, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for January 2[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited RMS Titanic alternative theories, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Gallic (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:08, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

A cupcake for you![edit]

Choco-Nut Bake with Meringue Top cropped.jpg Thank you for reverting /warning the IP# who vandalised my user page. Keep up the excellent work! — This lousy T-shirt — (talk) 14:38, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
No problem! --T H F S W (T · C · E) 22:23, 5 February 2014 (UTC)