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Your name[edit]

Just a short note, utterly unimportant to you probably, but I just have to say that your username is the first one I've seen on Wikipedia that almost made me choke on my drink. From laughing, that is. Brilliant one. Take care, cheers,  Channel ®    22:51, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Thank you, I thought it was quite amusing myself. I also must say I enjoyed reading about your fights against vandals on your talk page, keep up the good work on that. Zombie Hunter Smurf (talk) 01:56, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Point of Divergence[edit]

Good point on the APA. I know the editor (who is still around), and was not aware that either the APA is defunct, or the website is grossly neglected. (It does show up on websearches; should we incorporate a past-tense reference to it?) --Orange Mike | Talk 13:47, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

OK. I was mostly thinking about it in terms of disambiguation. (Full disclosure: I always feel a little guilty for not participating in it when I was invited to do so, although I'm an SF fan and full-bore history geek.) --Orange Mike | Talk 14:06, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
Jim's an old friend of mine; I contacted him and he made the additions and corrections that you then expanded upon. I've urged him to update his website with more current information, since the current editors have none of their own. --Orange Mike | Talk 16:42, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Alien Space Bats[edit]

Not particularly, although I'm currently writing a non-AH story about ASBs. Shsilver (talk) 04:29, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

I personally don't consider it a major enough trope to be included in the AH entry. Others have entered it in the past and it has been deleted as unreferenced. If you want to enter it somewhere, go ahead and see what happens. Shsilver (talk) 12:01, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Zombies[edit]

About the Zombies on a plane... they were still dead, weren't they? :p jk

I dig what you are saying and it is one of those genres that'll have a million D-grade, shot-with-dad's-handicam-style movies made but just about all of them have one of those criteria. Just like most good Z-films won't actually use the word Zombie (Shaun of the Dead was the exception and they made a joke specifically about this trait.

btw, Kudos to you for keeping the Smurf vill safe from the undead! :)

(Bobbo9000 (talk) 00:55, 12 June 2008 (UTC))

Well... they sorta don't need to conform to all three; I've just noticed that nearly all Zed films have at least one of those elements, because there'll be films from the 1930s and earlier where they'll be dead, but not carnivorous and so on. And I've learned not to get into an argument with a die hard Zombie fan... :)

Damn... really wish I thought of your name now! At least I know the handle I'm gonna be using next time I play CoD4! :p —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bobbo9000 (talkcontribs) 09:26, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Emberverse![edit]

Dude, you weren't kidding. This is fairly complete as is.

Excellent work. I will add in some extra details as I spot the need for them, but so far, this is superb! Saralleine (talk) 16:35, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Scourge of God[edit]

Hi Zombie. Just finished re-reading SoG and I can't find the ref to cheerleaders going into battle at all. Could it be you've misunderstood chapter four where it says: "but at least today they didn’t have those cheerleaders in short skirts leaping and cavorting and making pyramids in front of the troops. She’d always hated that, particularly on serious occasions." Surely this refers to a formal reception like the one given to Mike and Signe Harvel in MaC? Cheers - Galloglass 23:31, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Zombie you've done such excellent work with the article I feel it would be churlish of me to remove it. Obviously we have different interpretations of the meaning but if you are happy with it I'm quite content to leave it in. Cheers - Galloglass 14:19, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Gray Victory[edit]

Oh, there are so many reasons for being hostile to the book by its subject:

  1. Speculative history always seems to me to be a waste, unless it is written as a way to emphasize the actual history. Thus, that alternate history book where the Ottomans didn't turn back at Florence is useful, because what it actually ends up doing is emphasizing the importance of the real events. I have yet to detect, even in Harry Turtledove, the same use/impulse in the Civil War alternatives.
  2. South Wins is the easiest of the alternatives to get wrong, and insultingly wrong, and stupidly wrong, of any that I have seen. There are 100 ways to go wrong and no way to go right. From the dreadful, stultifying C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America, which had slavery in the 20th century, to the Southern apologist shaded ones, there's just no way to do it. Either the authors assume that the war was "about" slavery or that slavery was "ending on its own" at the time, and, either way, the result is a horrible insult to every human of intelligence.
  3. My biggest gripe: the fans. The fans of this kind of thing, I think, betray a certain Millerite dissatisfaction with the world as it is. They seem to long for "the day." Well, that day was pretty rotten, and in the Civil War both sides were wrong, both were right, and both had horrors to conceal, and anyone who longs for the hoop skirts is as creepy to me as someone who longs for the Mammies and Uncles. Someone who longs for "States Rights" is as worrisome to me, because I wonder why those persons want only to reminisce about the days of the 1860, instead of the days of the Articles of Confederation, when the U.S. had "states rights" and no nation. Why don't they fondly write about "What if Alexander Hamilton had been strangled in his crib?"

I just sense this amazing amount of sublimation in the writing, reading, and fandom of that kind of book. I know that it can be noble, but, well, it seems more suspect than people who want to join the SCA. I don't want to insult masses of people I've never met, but it's a genre that gives me the screaming phantods. Utgard Loki (talk) 16:46, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Oops, I see that you are a fan of the genre. Sorry. It really does bug me, though. I don't mean a personal insult. Utgard Loki (talk) 16:47, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar and tsars[edit]

You Deserved the Barnstar you've shown all the attributes that makes wikipedia great, and have been a positive force on the world war z article. As for the Tsar thing if you reread the chapter will the priest he and the interviewer still refer to the head of the russian state as the president, he asked if he feels its appropriate for the president to be head of the church. i feel the comparsion to the tsars is more an analogy thats why she says do you know what the word for caeser is in russian if he'd been made tsar there'd be no need for ambiguity, its like when people claim george bush has given himself the powers of a king. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.27.231.231 (talk) 22:21, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

297 bottom of the page it starts with the question about the religious doctrine being perverted for political ends, then says about the president declaring himself head of the church. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.27.231.231 (talk) 14:52, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Fair enough, I don't really want to interfere with someone else interpretation because how we each imagine any book is personal, but i just don't feel there's any actually proof russia became a monarchy i was thinking it was more like Iran. i'd like to see the picture of Yonkers but i'm not sure about the notability, ask Man in Black. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.27.231.231 (talk) 21:19, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Nantucket series[edit]

Hi, thanks for the invitation, I'll look it over. What's wrong with linking Odysseus to Odikweos? AnyPerson (talk) 00:32, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Oh, okay, thanks for the explanation. I didn't really do much, though.  :) AnyPerson (talk) 01:39, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Cool[edit]

Just dropped by from the WWIII talk page to say, that that is one awsome name! You made an excellent choice there my friend. Also I have killed over two and a half million zombies, but only two of which were in Russia; and I only found them while I was Hitchiking from London,(were I had just taken down a bunch of troublesome zombie dogs, who destroyed my brand new Aston Martin)to New Zealand to kill a few Shapeshifters that were planning an assasination. Goodbye cool sounding name person. --'The Ninjalemming' 18:24, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Thanks for the award and I'd like to dedicate it to all the other editors because it was a team effort and without them it ouldn't have been possible ;) (Emperor (talk) 00:59, 18 January 2009 (UTC))

Capricon[edit]

If you plan on attending Capricon next month, stop by a panel and introduce yourself.Shsilver (talk) 23:40, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Counterfactual history[edit]

What is the notability guideline for external links? Personally, I don't have any emotional attachment to the Kalmar Union link, I was just trying to help out a new editor who didn't know where to put his link or how to do it. I'll respect your decision if it is supported by other editors of the article or by WP policy and guidelines. And I would honestly appreciate your rationale. Thanks! Wilhelm_meis (talk) 03:53, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Okay, thanks. I hadn't seen the ELNO guidelines before, so I learned something today. I understand your point about swamping the article with links to forums & discussions. So far, I've just been pretty much going by which links are representative of the topic, rather than a specific set of guidelines like WP:ELNO. I will definitely keep these guidelines in mind in the future. Wilhelm_meis (talk) 18:49, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

World War Z[edit]

Hi Zombie,

Couldn't help but notice that you deleted my comments about references to Roxy Music, Iron Maiden and Johnny Clegg in War World Z. Why? Sure, I didn't cited the exact page numbers but they are all there in the book and are part of what gives it its authentic feel? Mark —Preceding unsigned comment added by MarkAllenby (talkcontribs) 14:19, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your message regarding 'notability'. I will try and redraft and see if it works better this time. Mark —Preceding unsigned comment added by MarkAllenby (talkcontribs) 11:54, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

I have tried again to make points that I think are relevant, but they may still be deleted unless someone can strengthen them up to the required standard. If they do I feel it will be a shame because the use of cultural references in World War Z is more than trivia, it is an important litery device that greatly adds to the effectiveness of the book. Once again, thanks for the feedback. Mark

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World War Z[edit]

I assume you'll keep us Wikipedians posted via the article if sources start to cover further developments on the film adaptation's production process. :P Cirt (talk) 13:09, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Gore Counterfactual in External Links[edit]

Here is a link to a paper I tried listing under "addtional reading" in Counterfactual History. You mentioned in your comments (after deleting the entry) that it might be more appropriate under external links. Here is a link to the paper:

http://www.cdfai.org/PDF/President%20Al%20Gore%20and%20the%202003%20Iraq%20War%20A%20Counterfactual%20Critique%20of%20Conventional%20Wisdom.pdf —Preceding unsigned comment added by FPHDal (talkcontribs) 17:03, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

World War Z[edit]

You comments on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Novels/Peer review should have been fixed now. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 14:21, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations on the good article, which is almost entirely down to your hard and conscientious work I hearby award you

Good luck on working to towards a featured article, if there's anything i can do to help don't hesitate to contact me on my talk pageSherzo (talk) 01:21, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Boundaries of alternate history[edit]

Just so you know, the reason this section was added was because there is an editor who keeps insisting that any science fiction story which was set in the future when written and is now set in the past is alternate history. If you look through the archives, you'll find earlier discussions. If you want to include the information that no, that isn't ah with a citation, you can cite an article I published in Helix SF back in July 2006. Shsilver (talk) 14:33, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

I'll give it some thought. Obviously, I didn't want to add the cite to the article I wrote since so many people would find that self-serving. :) Shsilver (talk) 14:38, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Days Gone Bye[edit]

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Apocalyptic Zombie games[edit]

I disagree with you edits, first full games are more notable than fan mods, second they are apocalyptic within the confines of the town or city they take place in, There's no evidence within the Call of Duty or Left for Dead that its a global apocalypse. Sherzo (talk) 18:55, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

the existence of an article on wikipedia is no basis for an argument, if we take your argument that localised apocalypse aren't to be included then 28 days later which is about an event entirely limited to Britain shouldn't be there. On the matter of notability Dead Rising has 83,500 ghits when combined with zombie apocalypse game zombie master one of the 2 mods you feel are more notable only 1,120, further a mod isn't actually a game its a modification to an existing game as such its that game that should be listed with the mods as secondary notes, given these factors I feel that the examples of 2 well known and successful games is of more use to the article than 2 obscure mods. Sherzo (talk) 19:24, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

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Please warn vandals when you revert[edit]

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Regarding changes made to book article[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Lost_Fleet:_Relentless

Sorry for the mistake in placing the citation in there, I'm brand new to this and although I did some reading on some aspects of making editorial changes, I didn't see specifics about placement of citations...obviously I just missed it.

The author of the book "THE LOST FLEET: RELENTLESS", John G. Hemry (aka: Jack Campbell) was aware of my interest in correcting that particular article and asked that I also include the spoiler warning at the beginning of that article.

It too has been removed from the post. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cold Canuck (talkcontribs) 16:18, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

GURPS Infinite Worlds[edit]

Just did a major update to the GURPS Infinite Worlds article. You might want to take a look and see what you think.

AH Sandbox[edit]

Looks like a good start. I've seen "counterfactual" used intechangably with "alternate history". There's likely some useful Google Scholar hits here. [1] Are there any fiction articles that have reached GA or FA, they'd probably be useful templates for structuring the AH article. Edward321 (talk) 23:38, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

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WP:Hornbook -- a new law-related task force for the J.D. curriculum[edit]

Hi Zombie Hunter Smurf,

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Our mission is to assimilate into Wikipedia all the insights of an American law school education, by reducing hornbooks to footnotes.

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(You don't have to start the club, or even be involved in it; just help direct me to someone who might.)
3. Introduce yourself to me. Law editors on Wikipedia are a scarce commodity. Do knock on my talk page if there's an article you'd like help on.

Regards, Andrew Gradman talk/WP:Hornbook 02:11, 31 July 2009 (UTC)


Proposed deletion of World domination[edit]

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WWZ toward FAC[edit]

Hey there.. I noticed your request for a peer review of World War Z at the WPNovels page. I'm happy to have a look if you like, but I have to warn you that school is about to start for me, so I may have a sudden severe lack of time on my hands soon. I should add that I haven't read the book myself, but my wife and my next-door neighbor are both big fans.

Obviously (since it passed GA) the article is in good shape; it looks like some spots could use some prose-brushing, which I'm happy to help with. I took a look at the rough draft of character lists you've been working on and I must say that I'm not a big fan of those in articles about novels. We can discuss it further anon.

Anyway, lemme know what you think and I'll block out some time to have a look. Scartol • Tok 20:27, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Hey there.. More than a month later, I've finally finished my copyedit and posted some comments. Sorry for the tremendous delay; I hope my peer review is useful! Good luck and lemme know if you have any questions. Scartol • Tok 18:33, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

List of zombie novels which you contributed to, is currently up for deletion[edit]

FYI. Ikip (talk) 08:20, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

I have admired your work from afar for several months now.
Just saw your minor edit on the article, care to comment at the Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/List of zombie novels? Ikip (talk) 03:17, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Please explain reverts, especially when source has been provided.[edit]

I explained my change to the Max Brooks article and provided a source in which Max said flatly that the book is not tongue-in-cheek. You re-reverted it with no explanation this time. I provided a source and I doubt you'll find something better than Max's own words. When someone has provided a source to explain a change, you really need to explain the revert. (The source went in the edit summary rather than the article only because the summary was about a deletion and the article is about Max, not the book itself.) Doczilla STOMP! 04:42, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

You are correct. I totally overlooked the part of your edit summary which said the link was dead. Sorry about that. Sorry to hear you're having trouble with the Zombieland article. Best wishes, Doczilla STOMP! 11:10, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

take over the world[edit]

Hi. I've trimmed the article, World conquest. But the above REDIRECTS to it. So I'm merely putting that into the body. --Ludvikus (talk) 21:05, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Hello again. I've responded on the talk page. --Ludvikus (talk) 21:48, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

World Domination update[edit]

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Naming Conventions?!?[edit]

"Zombie Apocalypse" (with the initial caps) is the name of a hypothetical occurence, a TYPE of apocalypse. It's a proper name, and it requires caps. I'm going to switch the articles "Zombie apocalypse" and "Zombie Apocalypse" back the way they were before you messed them up, please refrain from doing so again.

LordEcchi (talk) 17:43, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

You're mistaken, it IS a proper noun, as I have already mentioned. You've changed it to a format that is improper English, makes NO sense whatsoever and looks like crap. Be that as it may, I have no energy to fight you over this (even though you're clearly mistaken), so screw it, put the page however you want, teaching people bad English couldn't possibly be a bad thing. /sarcasm

LordEcchi (talk) 04:48, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Since you apparently want your talk page kept clear I will leave my response here. There is no such thing as a "zombie apocalypse". It is a small sub-genre of fiction, usually a mixture of horror/science fiction. And even apocalyptic scenarios with two words in the titles are usually not both capitalized, such as Nuclear holocaust or Societal collapse. Also I found no source suggesting that the term is a proper noun, and that is because the term does not describe a unique entity (i.e. Zombie Apocalypse (band)) but a class of common entities. But if you honestly believe I am mistaken, than start a discussion on the talk page and see what consensus is. I would respect whatever the decision the editors of the article reach. Zombie Hunter Smurf (talk) 11:14, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Interview[edit]

We should be able to set something up, although I'm pretty booked through the end of Worldcon. You can e-mail me directly at my username at sfsite.com. Shsilver (talk) 02:36, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

Invitation to look at edits on IQ reference chart[edit]

I see the article IQ reference chart has been tagged for expert review since October 2012. As part of a process of drafting a revision of that article in my user sandbox, I am contacting all Wikipedians who have edited that article since early 2009 for whom I can find a user talk page.

I have read all the diffs of all the edits committed to the article since the beginning of 2009 (since before I started editing Wikipedia). I see the great majority of edits over that span have been vandalism (often by I.P. editors, presumably teenagers, inserting the names of their classmates in charts of IQ classifications) and reversions of vandalism (sometimes automatically by ClueBot). Just a few editors have referred to and cited published reliable sources on the topic of IQ classification. It is dismaying to see that the number of reliable sources cited in the article has actually declined over the last few years. To help the process of finding reliable sources for articles on psychology and related topics, I have been compiling a source list on intelligence since I became a Wikipedian in 2010, and I invite you to make use of those sources as you revise articles on Wikipedia and to suggest further sources for the source on the talk pages of the source list and its subpages. Because the IQ reference chart article has been tagged as needing expert attention for more than half a year, I have opened discussion on the article's talk page about how to fix the article, and I welcome you to join the discussion. The draft I have in my user sandbox shows my current thinking about a reader-friendly, well sourced way to update and improve the article. I invite your comments and especially your suggestions of reliable sources as the updating process proceeds. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 20:14, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

File:World War Z contest winner.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:World War Z contest winner.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. damiens.rf 19:27, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Emberverse page[edit]

Zombie Hunter Smurf. I am Kier Salmon, Steve's first reader for the Emberverse series. I am not very good at wiki edits yet. I've had other things on my plate to learn and do. I looked at the Emberverse page recently and thought to add to it... but I didn't like the very hard to read colored banners. So I went and looked at other pages that listed series, and they are structured very differently. Would you be OK with my either a) changing the colors to something a little less difficult to read (i.e. more neutral and pallid) or b) changing it completely over to the structure most author series is written in? (look at Mercy Thompson and Patricia Finney for examples of what I mean) Then I could add to the links and bring it up to date through Given Sacrifice.

Since this would be a major change to the page I don't feel comfortable or happy just blasting through and changing it without a go-ahead from you.

Thank you. Communicating with me can happen through kiersalmon@gmail.com also.

Kier SalmonKiersalmon (talk) 20:53, 19 January 2014 (UTC)