User talk:Vary

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Eh?[edit]

You said something about me "formally stamping my comment"... what comment? o.0 -Aguyuno (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 20:30, 25 March 2009 (UTC).

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for reverting the vandal on my talk page :D Matt (Talk) 03:39, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

WikiLove[edit]

Thanks for reverting vandalism to my user page! Cheers, Jake WartenbergTalk 19:02, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Jason Chong[edit]

thanks for your help with disambiguating Jason Chong.

PabloZ (talk) 02:29, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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For reverting vandalism on my talkpage. Call me Bubba (talk) 03:26, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Protected and unprotected DYK pages[edit]

Hi Vary, I'm not sure if you are still watching the ANI thread or not, so just so you know, I tried to answer your questions about DYK (and why the Next update page is not protected) here and here...I hope that makes things a bit clearer. Best, Politizer talk/contribs 06:06, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

page blanking is not always BAD, think before revert[edit]

When the only content author of a page blanks the content, it is considered to be a request for deletion, and should be dealt with by placing a ((db-author)) speedy delete tag, NOT by reverting, as you did at BrightHouse.

Please check edit histories before reverting, it only takes a few seconds using popups.

(please, no excuses about how huggle doesn't allow this or that, you are just as responsible for your script based (huggle/twinkle, etc) edits, as you are for your manual edits) Wuhwuzdat (talk) 17:31, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

For the record, the above is regarding a page that I deleted under G7 shortly after the revert in question. Lest anyone should think I don't follow up on script-assisted edits. -- Vary Talk

Proposed deletion of Velcro dog[edit]

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A proposed deletion template has been added to the article Velcro dog, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process because of the following concern:

dicdef of a slang term; no potential for expansion

All contributions are appreciated, but this article may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice should explain why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page.

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Talk page[edit]

Thank you for reverting it :D cf38talk 19:25, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

fictional age regression[edit]

I admit I was just using an experienced guess when I told you to look, but i just now did find quite a few.DGG (talk) 04:11, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Kevin Covais[edit]

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An editor has nominated one or more articles which you have created or worked on, for deletion. The nominated article is Kevin Covais. We appreciate your contributions, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in his/her nomination (see also "What Wikipedia is not").

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3R Warning[edit]

Please read the talk page of the article you are referring to. I AM attempting to resolve the matter peacefully, and you will see my post there pre-dates your warning. If you would care to participate, perhaps even to mediate the dispute, you would be welcome to do so. Rain City Blues (talk) 15:40, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Again, before you start throwing accusations, lets try to keep the focus on the topic, not on the people you disagree with. If the best you can manage is a personal attack, I'd be happy to bring in an admin that is not quite so biased to resolve the matter according to wiki guidelines.

About that revert . . .[edit]

. . . had to undo it. Crafty (talk) 15:12, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Discussed on ANI[edit]

Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Sister_Kitty_Catalyst_O.C.P..2C DJ_Pusspuss.2C_Benjamin_Holman.2C_and_an_editor_who_shall_remain_nameless Ikip (talk) 15:39, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

He continues to make his assumptions on the ANI, and I continue to revert them. Ikip (talk) 16:45, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Over the line comments[edit]

That's not for you to decide. Step off.Rain City Blues (talk) 15:08, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

Rjanag Conduct RfC[edit]

A Request for Comments has been opened concerning the conduct of Rjanag. This follows the suggestion of a number of arbitrators at the Rjanag RfA. I am contacting you because you previously participated in the underlying referenced Ottava Rima AN/I.

The RfC can be found here.

Editors (including those who certify the RfC) can offer comments by:

(a) posting their own view; and/or
(b) endorsing one or more views of others.

You may certify or endorse the original RfC statement. You may also endorse as many views as you wish, including Rjanag's response. Anyone can endorse any views, regardless of whether they are outside parties or inside parties.

Information on the RfC process can be found at:

  1. RfC Conduct
  2. RfC Guide
  3. RfC Guide 2
  4. RfC Rules

Thanks.--Epeefleche (talk) 21:10, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

The Holocaust[edit]

Vary, please don't make changes based on your preferences prematurely. There is no consensus for this at this stage. The discussion is ongoing. Thank you. Bus stop (talk) 19:06, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

I disagree, as I outlined on the talk page. And who said anything about my preferences? I'm just trying to bring a discussion that hasn't gone anywhere to a close based on the opinions of those who have already commented. I'd prefer to keep further discussion on this at the article talk page, thanks. -- Vary | (Talk) 19:11, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Stephen Colbert GAR[edit]

Stephen Colbert has been nominated for a good article reassessment. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to good article quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status will be removed from the article. Reviewers' concerns are here.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 23:47, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

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To Vary: For figuring out how best to say Scott Brown posed nude in a diplomatic, WP:NPOV way. Seriously, good communication, good use of talk page. Well done Malke2010 22:50, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

Trinidad Sanchez, Jr.[edit]

Thank you for the following answer in the help page. It helped me solve my problem:

I'd like to put a comma in the title of an article. Specifically, I would like to change the article Trinidad Sanchez Jr. to read "Trinidad Sanchez, Jr.", to reflect wikipedia's preferred practice. How can I make that edit? Thank you.Hammerdrill (talk) 16:27, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
Try Help:Moving a page. The title you want to use is currently a redirect with no other edits, so you should be able to move it yourself (iirc). If you have trouble, let me know and I'll take care of it. -- Vary | (Talk) 16:40, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Now I have another question. The article on Mr. Sanchez has one category, American poets. When I click the link and try to find his name listed among the American poets, I can't find it. I think I must be doing something stupid, for which I apologize; but in case there really is a problem, could you please go to his article and click the category link to see? Thank you.Hammerdrill (talk) 22:44, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for dealing with the problem. It didn't occur to me he would show up under the "T's," but I see the sense of it. You had to fix that with a template? Do you mind telling me how to do it? By the way, adding the Slam category was excellent. Having written the article and given it over to the improvements of future editors, I shouldn't have the right to feel grateful, but I do. Thank you!Hammerdrill (talk) 15:33, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

Reagan on Prop 6[edit]

Thanks for correcting that part. I switched his position on the basis that the rest of the section appeared to imply that he was anti-equality. Total brainfart... I knew something was off. Anyway, thanks. GnarlyLikeWhoa (talk) 08:43, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Asperger's/Autism - Wikiquette Alert[edit]

My advice, from someone who started caring way too much? Stop feeding the troll. Thanks for the support though! :) Doniago (talk) 04:40, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Already said buh-bye to him after the first comment, but thanks. -- Vary | (Talk) 04:43, 12 February 2010 (UTC)
The scary/funny thing is that he's still going. Heh. Doniago (talk) 05:10, 12 February 2010 (UTC)
Hah, let him rage, maybe he'll tire himself out. -- Vary | (Talk) 05:14, 12 February 2010 (UTC)
Gotta say, though, carefully misworded comments like "A usercheck, whatever the guy called it." are a red flag; at first I thought he was just belligerent and a little clueless about how things work around here, but he's an experienced troll who thinks he's being clever, isn't he? -- Vary | (Talk) 05:20, 12 February 2010 (UTC)
I suspect he'll find his way here at some point...after I thanked the Admin(?) who closed the merge discussion on their talk page, he commented as well. I suspect a block may be in someone's future. Doniago (talk) 05:36, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

twitter a reliable source?[edit]

Are you telling me that twitter is now an official reliable source? Off2riorob (talk) 13:08, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

There is no consensus there at all, there isn't even a head count. IMO such a weak situation will create a snowball effect where multiple comments are supported by unconfirmed claims on a site that has only recently been easily hacked to the detriment of comments relating to a bunch of politicians. Off2riorob (talk) 13:11, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
Yes. Per the current discussion on WP:RSN, as well as multiple past discussions, Twitter is acceptable as a self-published source per WP:SELFPUB, just like a blog or personal website, and an account that can be clearly linked to a subject can be used for basic biographical information on that subject as outlined in our policy on verifiability. Obviously accounts with weak passwords can be 'hacked' easily, but that's true of any service that uses a password. Please continue this discussion on that noticeboard or on the talk page of the article, and not here. Thanks. -- Vary | (Talk) 14:47, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Arthur Firstenberg[edit]

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Stephen Colbert[edit]

On behalf of WP:CHICAGO, I would like to note my appreciation for being one of the people that helped to raise the quality of the Stephen Colbert article.

Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Stephen Colbert to good article status.

--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 19:56, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Vary,

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 obar@msu.edu (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 obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

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

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar

Happy Adminship Anniversary[edit]

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Wishing Vary a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Armbrust, B.Ed. Let's talkabout my edits? 00:53, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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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)