Wikipedia:A nice cup of tea and a sit down

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Note that drinking tea is only a metaphor; if you are living in the heat, you can take a nice cold drink; if these aren't your style, you can sit around a fire and drink beer. If you hate all of these drinks, maybe a nice hot cocoa will do.
A nice cup of tea...
...and a sit down.
Wikipedians also recommend biscuits with tea.
Some Wikipedians say that digestive biscuits are the only true biscuit for tea and that hobnobs are not as much biscuity goodness.

A nice cup of tea and a sit down is, in the spirit of WikiLove, a chance to declare publicly what you appreciate about other members of the community or their contributions. As Sidney Clare wrote, and Thumper's mother echoed: If you can't say anything real nice, it's better not to talk at all. That rather idealistic concept is the fundamental rule on this page. The goal is to create goodwill and perhaps assist the dispute resolution processes that occur on other pages – or, if we're lucky, avoid disputes at all.

Of course, this page should not replace complimenting people directly on their talk pages, or on article talk pages. A nice cup of tea and a sit down is for when things have gone beyond that, and there is a need for some more formal and serious niceness.

If you get the urge to say something like "I think that such-and-such has worked really hard on Wikipedia, but...", you should stop there. The rule of thumb when making a compliment is to "stop at the but/however/although". Just the complimentary part, please.

When you're done pouring, you may want to leave the {{tea}} template on their talk page, so they know that their tea is ready.

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What A nice cup of tea and a sit down is for[edit]

  • Saying nice things about other contributors, especially those with whom you are currently having problems.
  • Publicly declaring what you like about a person or their contributions.
  • Directing people to, when disagreements on other pages get heated.

What A nice cup of tea and a sit down is not for[edit]

  • Dispute resolution
  • Mediation or arbitration
  • Arguing
  • Newbie biting
  • Fooling around
  • Baiting
  • Irony or sarcasm in any form
  • Anything that is not 100% positive

Okay, the pot is brewing. Milk? Sugar?[edit]

2005[edit]

  • Petaholmes is doing a great job maintaining the Did you know? template every day. violet/riga (t) 21:48, 10 November 2005 (UTC)
  • I'd like to start things off with kudos to DocendoDiscimus, who has—quietly and without fanfare—amassed over 5000 article-namespace edits, all in the two months he's been here. He is systematically going over thousands of business- and finance-related articles, improving each and every one of them. Keep up the good work! Owen× 21:51, 10 November 2005 (UTC)
  • A huge compliment to SlimVirgin for somehow managing to not let all the accumalating stress get to her. Most people would have ran off after going through what she's been through. Redwolf24 (talk) 04:43, 11 November 2005 (UTC)
    Agree to what you've said. :D IronBreww (talk) 03:33, 26 May 2010 (UTC)
  • To those who consistently vote to delete articles on high schools and/or middle schools: I realize that the reason why you feel strongly about the whole thing is the same reason why I do — we care about Wikipedia and want what we think is best for it. I'm hoping that sometime we can come to the middle and achieve some non-duality, so here's a cup of reconciliation. Jacqui 06:07, 11 November 2005 (UTC)
  • To User:Vitalyb for making Template:Satanism into a sexy little infobox. PMC 01:07, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
  • I've been a wikipedian for a little over a year now, and it still constantly amazes me how well it works. Sure, there are occasional blow-ups and vandals and such, but the loving maintenance of an astounding group of volunteers have made this dream into a reality. To quote Young Mr. Grace, "you've all done very well!" Grutness...wha? 09:50, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
  • You know, I really think Gateman1997 is doing a very noble thing pursuing his cause to get List of Caucasian Americans un-speedied. Cernen 15:09, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Happy Christmas and everything else, everyone! I'm very much glad to see Wikipedia is functioning, and the fundraiser is doing well. I hope you all have nice holidays. —MESSEDROCKER (talk) 00:10, 25 December 2005 (UTC)
  • I'd like to thank User:FrancisTyers for his kind and efficient transformation of my first first draft and for making me feel welcome at Wikipedia. The whole project is an extraordinary affirmation of the human spirit. Amazing. Puffball 22:22, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

2006[edit]

January 2006[edit]

  • I'd like to thank Thunderbrand because even though I'm a newcomer, and made a totally srewed over mistake and almost destroyed an article in which he spent the utmost care in, he calmly explained to me what I did wrong and fixed everything. Go Thunder! (dee 04:46, 5 January 2006 (UTC))
  • To Dismas for helping me not look like an incompetent boob on my user page for great justice! Cernen Xanthine Katrena 10:20, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Matt Crypto was ridiculously good at being able to hold his temper at another user over what became (as I saw it) an increasingly frustrating debate in which the user continually failed to assume good faith. I was close to dropping any pretense of civility on the users talk page, but upon reading an entry by matt, realised that such behaivor would be fruitless. Cheers.--jfg284 you were saying? 01:41, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
  • User:Flcelloguy is mentoring one of wikipedias most difficult editors (who i wont name here). its a hard and thankless task. i cant make it less hard, but i can make it less thankless here... thanks Flcelloguy :) BL kiss the lizard 03:22, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

February 2006[edit]

March 2006[edit]

  • All the people who wanted to downplay the fact that depleted uranium causes Gulf War syndrome have good qualities. --James S. 05:24, 17 March 2006 (UTC)
  • I love you! 'Who?' I hear you ask. Well, you! All of you! No, I'm not really kinky. No, I'm not hopelessly unfaithful. I am, in fact, just hopelessly naïve, and like telling people how much they kick @#!*% .
  • Thanks to User:Iantresman for being persistent but affable in supporting dissemination of fringe ideas. zowie 18:33, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Thanks to TheKMan for unknowingly leading me to this page where I cooled off after a heated discussion a few minutes ago. Rosa 07:23, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Evrik, believe it or not, I do understand what you were trying to do with the PUA's. Thank you being interested in the welfare of Wikipedia.Rosa 20:24, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
    • Thanks. evrik 20:41, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Sam Spade's dedication to Wikipedia is truly astounding. Kudos! --Ashenai 00:07, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

April 2006[edit]

  • The users who want to remove all references to War crimes from the Slobodan Milošević article simply because he died before he could be convicted surely have positive qualities as well. savidan(talk) (e@) 22:46, 1 April 2006 (UTC)
  • The Portal:Portugal is more than one month old, thanks to Joaopais and all the others (excluding me). By now it is showing delays in the updating of the data, after all, it's Portugal! Next step to make it the most realistic page in wikipedia:
    Try to make it exceed the budget by 1000%... the good Portuguese way. Afonso Silva 23:48, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
  • I'd like to thank everyone at #vandalism-en-wp for being nothing but welcoming and helpful to newcomers; hats off to you all. T. J. Day 14:44, 15 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Even though a few of us have been struggling with 999 recently, this user has made some fine edits, has great knowledge of Wikipedia, and is clearly dedicated to improving all the Thelema-related articles. When the "good-faith" and "compromise" functions are switched on, articles tend to improve, as we've all been showing. Frater5 17:03, 24 April 2006 (UTC)
  • I think it's time all the editors of Charles Whitman had a well-deserved cup of tea, for comrades Jareha, Katefan0, Chesschamp21, Johntex, Woohookitty and everybody else. The article is a good example of a variety of Wikipedia editors working together, through agreement and disagreement, to make the article great over the past 6 months - all while keeping their cool through continued trolling. For all you do, this bud's for you. Sherurcij (talk) (Terrorist Wikiproject) 00:07, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

May 2006[edit]

  • I think EVERYONE who has contributed to any part of Wikipedia and/or the Wikimedia foundation should sit down and have a nice cup of tea for expanding, even if just a little bit, how far human knowleage can go if we all put our heads together. Congrats everyone! Spyco 05:43, 5 May 2006 (UTC)
  • I had a very enjoyable experience a moment or two ago. See, I created the article matkot, which is still a stub, but nonetheless... having quoted a resource from a travel guide to Israel (don't worry, I'll cite it as soon as I get my hands on a copy again) I was then re-quoted by national newspaper HaAretz.. see this page. Isn't that nice :-) Matthew Platts 16:19, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
  • I usually have rotten days over here where I reside, but not today. I just completed expanding and referencing Zero (Mega Man) and Mega Man X (character) (with proper citations even!) after they failed GA status about a month ago. Why, I even encountered the Keiji Inafune article on a tour of the wiki and greatly expanded that as well. I feel quite optimistic about the latter two, so I'll re-summit them for GA status. And if they don't make it, I can always make another attempt. -ZeroTalk 17:07, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Just another comment. I think praise should be offered to The Land, The JPS and Xezbeth for always being consistently fantastic. Matthew Platts 10:32, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

June 2006[edit]

  • I want to keep the trend of having compliments every month, so here's my compliment: PHAEDRIAL: You are a very kind and polite contribu-TOR. When I sent you that e-mail, you replied in such an enthusiastic way that I would have never expected. Please run for adminship so I can support you. —THIS IS MESSEDR with umlaut.pngOCKER (TALK) 04:14, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

July 2006[edit]

  • My thanks and appreciation to all the editors who have been working on Democratic Underground who came together, despite their vast differences of opinion, to achieve and to honor community consensus and to end the disputes on the article. Well done, everyone -- that's how Wikipedia should work! - CheNuevara 20:50, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
The credit goes mainly to you, Che, for bringing the warring parties together and acting as a, well, voice of reason. VoiceOfReason 21:26, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
  • I would just like to thank the good people of Wikipedia for making me feel welcome after a very, very long absence. I promise to pull more weight around here from now on. Jacqui 18:17, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

August 2006[edit]

September 2006[edit]

  • To Robert K S: You are doing a fine job on the Jeopardy! article. Truly, you are an expert among experts. --Aussie Evil 22:11, 11 September 2006 (UTC)
  • To Longhair: Your work in helping with odd problems is appreciated SatuSuro 13:33, 13 September 2006 (UTC)
  • To Seldumonde for being very understanding and helpful when I thoughtlessly moved a page I probably shouldn't have. Quaerere 20:23, 15 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Tangotango for helping me through cross-namespace redirection fixes. Auroranorth, 15 September 2006.
  • Brian1979 for vandal fighting. Kaldari 06:11, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • MER-C; helps remove obsolete articles, vandal fighting.--Andeh 15:19, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Ryulong; serial vandal fighter.--Andeh 15:19, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  • CP\M for numerous contributions to WP:TES --Niroht 00:47, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • I already gave a barnstar, but I should really mention User:Shinmawa for their excellent AFC wizard. More of these should be made. - Mgm|(talk) 12:53, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

October 2006[edit]

  • Bravada for being most professional, courteous and civil editors as well as continously editing with the Wikipedia's best intrests at heart. Signaturebrendel 06:16, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Uncle G for having nice things to say to me on my talk page. He's been very encouraging, and I appreciate that. --Jayron32 06:40, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Everyone who are good people here, for being such great people! Moneyman (guest) 9:52 October 29 2006

November 2006[edit]

  • I'd like to thank all the WikiGnomes and WikiFaeries that worked on Hallowe'en, even though it was their night off. Robnpov 01:17, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
  • Mais Oui! puts forth a tireless effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Scotland and Scottish topics. Thank you, Mais Oui!. Icons-flag-gb-sct.png Canæn Icons-flag-gb-sct.png 05:52, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
  • I'd like to thank all the Wikipedians who have kept this running. Sharkface217 20:59, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
    • Amen to that, Sharkface217. -HuBmaN!!!! 16:35, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
  • SlimVirgin, Thatcher131, and Vic226 deserve praise for rightfully putting an unregistered anti-Semite in his/her place on reguards to the AMIA bombing. --GHcool 01:24, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
  • I would like to thank Daniel Olsen for adopting me and helping me through a minor technical mystery (to me, anyway), and helping me find projects that interest me. Marialadouce | parlami 21:04, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
  • Even though User:Thryduulf and I are on opposite sides of a contentious issue right now, at an unrelated place he gave me a nice compliment on my closing of an AfD. That shows real class and deserves a lovely cup of tea. Herostratus 23:44, 13 November 2006 (UTC)
  • I wish to unite Esperanzians and Non-Esperanzians, Pro-Esperanza and Anti-Esperanza, together for the encyclopedia. I hope that the MFD does not tear the community apart, and I wish goodwill for all contributors. If you are hurt by Esperanza's potential fate, please don't leave over it. That would be antithetical to your mission: keeping everyone together. Please stay for the encyclopedia's sake. MESSEDROCKER 01:49, 15 November 2006 (UTC)
    • Messedrocker, these comments are both reasonable and kind, both constructive and sincere. Have a cup of your own tea, friend: this is how all Wikipedians should strive to be. - Che Nuevara 18:33, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

December 2006[edit]

  • I'd like to thank Shakirfan for his work on Shah Rukh Khan, making many sensible edits. Ekantik 19:46, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
  • I would like to thank all of the Wikipedians who fight against the constant vandalization of articles. Rick 19:42, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
  • I would like to thank that new guy on the reference desk whose name I can never spell right for helping me re-learn my role. Cernen Xanthine Katrena 17:18, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
  • I'd like to thank Merbabu for turning what was becoming an edit war into a productive collaboration. —ShadowHalo 19:29, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
  • I'd like to thank Gungadin for her pictures! Trampikey (talk to me)(contribs) 19:59, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
  • I would like to wish everyone a good day! Especially wossi & Kitia!
  • I just got myself a nice cup of tea and would like to wish you all a Happy New Year in advance, since I'll be on wikibreak. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Mtijn 22:33, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Good job and hats off to all who participate in the Wikipedia:Reference_desk. This is an excellent resource and your participation is noteworthy and commendable. dr.ef.tymac 03:17, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

2007[edit]

January 2007[edit]

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wikipedia, please stay classy, kick @#!*% , and fight crime in 2007. MESSEDROCKER 05:16, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Over the last year, I let off a lot of steam in regards to sourcing of articles and just plain Rambled on deletion debates. To everyone annoyed about that, I'm just saying I'm sorry. I try to seek compromises but sometimes I'm just plain dumb. Apologies to everyone whose time I've wasted by making them read mountains of stupid rambling. Sorry, it's a really annoying habit that I just can't shake... [Eh, hit save when I was supposed to hit preview.] Anyway, I still wish to compliment everyone who demands accurate sourcing and all; I only disagree with the source paranoia that seems to be prevalent these days. I believe sourcing and accuracy is important. --wwwwolf (barks/growls) 13:21, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
  • I've only just started editing Wikipedia heavily. At first, I thought the level of vandalism was frankly depressing - but now I see that for every vandal, there are two great editors to revert it. Great job folks! Angus Lepper 00:26, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
  • I copied Nearly Headless Nick's user header and made it my own on my user page. I wouldn't have been able to do it without looking at NHN's example. —Malber (talk contribs) 14:12, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Old-fashioned edit counter seems to be working again. I just refound it. The ikiroid (talk·desk·Advise me) 03:14, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
  • That is still not as accurate as wannabe_kate; it still has a huge gap of lag time. Vic226(chat) 02:23, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
  • While that is true, I thank Interiot for providing such excellent tools nonetheless, and wish that person a speedy recovery.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 14:15, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Can't stand tea !! Peterkirchem 13:58, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
  • I just wanted to say kudos to everyone for working so well together to improve some problematic sections in the Robert P. Casey article. I think it's getting closer to good article status, and I'm looking forward to continuing to work with everyone on it. --JaimeLesMaths (talk!edits) 06:28, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Nateland shows a great passion for the causes he believes in, and an intense willingness to improve Wikipedia. --Illuminato 08:01, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

February 2007[edit]

  • I just have to say that Xiner has been a great mentor and has taught me a lot. He himself has said that he has never been awarded anything, so I think that Xiner deserves some recognition. --Cremepuff222 (talk) 02:53, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Unschool has provided some valuable advice for a new editor like myself on the 2000s talk page. Goyston talk, contribs, play 19:19, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Just to say NipokNek is doing a great job burgeoning as an anti-put whatever crap you want in the encyclopedia ranger.A mcmurray 18:33, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
  • EVERYONE IN THE DANIEL BRANDT WHEEL WAR: Here's to reconciliation and getting this war over as soon as possible! Signed, your friendly neighborhood MessedRocker. 05:14, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

March 2007[edit]

  • I've recently completed my first month at the LGBT Wikiproject, and I wanna thank all the people I've met there for being so great and helpful with me. :-) It's been a great experience working with Dev920, Jeffpw, Satyr, WJBScribe, Aleta and so on! Raystorm 20:22, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
Has it only been a month?! You seem like part of the furniture... Dev920 (Have a nice day!) 02:32, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
  • I want to recognize VirtualEye for his passion towards the subject of articles he edits. --Hojimachongtalk 22:38, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
  • I just wanted to wish everybody a wonderful day. Always remember - if there's an article, there's probably something that can be edited. ^_^ Be well! Saber girl08 13:29, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
  • KP Botany has provided much insight and information to articles for the California WikiProject and throughout Wikipedia, and I think I see his point, now. —ScouterSig 16:49, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Ekantik created a nice new Footer template that contains more information for related articles and pulls things together nicely. Smee 19:14, 13 March 2007 (UTC).
Thanks for the cuppa, mate! Much appreciated. :-) Ekantik talk 01:23, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
  • The lion's share of contributors at the reference desks for being helpful, handling difficult users with grace, and allowing me to regain my cool. ---Sluzzelin talk 15:32, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Tip the hat to SlimVirgin for her months of work making WP:ATT. Pity shooting the prisoner before having the trial is the norm around here. Still, that doesn't detract from the patient work she put into it, for which, thanks. Grace Note 13:51, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

April 2007[edit]

May 2007[edit]

Wow--thank you! This also happens to be a really nice piece of wiki that I hadn't come across yet (or had and forgotten), and as someone who has recently started to drink tea, I can attest that just the suggestion brought a smile to my face. Miss Mondegreen talk  22:11, May 13 2007
  • Can I be (I hope) gallant and not sexist and suggest that Miss M should pour .. well done all Victuallers 15:52, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
    You can, especially since a name is just a name (though mine is rather literary, ain't it ;)), but I should warn you that I'm a fair hand at spilling, so you may want to select someone without fresh battle wounds of hot liquid. Ah! Now that's what this page needs...a picture of oven mitts! Toasty, pretty, and protective! Tea, biscotti and protective gear. That's all a lady of the green could ever ask for. Miss Mondegreen talk  22:45, May 14 2007
  • Bishonen came up with a creative outreach approach involving editors that had come into conflict. Smee 05:59, 17 May 2007 (UTC).
  • S.Örvarr.S kindly translated my user page into Icelandic, and praised me for working on Iceland-related topics. Max Naylor 10:15, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
  • I would like to pour tea for Darkson and Pak21, who I have butted heads with on different issues in the past, but have contributed quite a lot to improve WikiProject Warhammer 40,000 and have proven that they are dedicated to making the pages as Encyclopedic as possible. SanchiTachi 02:47, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
  • I thank Miketedting and Titopao for helping improve numerous Philippine-related articles. Atenista 20:01, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

June 2007[edit]

  • "Thank you" to User:Smallweed for cleaning up after me on the new botany-related articles I have created. --ŴôôD ẼĿF 18:25, 30 June 2007 (UTC)
  • "Thank you" to Scientizzle for being kind!Invisible Noise 18:40, 30 June 2007 (UTC)
    • That's mighty kind of you, thanks!

August 2007[edit]

A "cuppa" for everyone!
  • Matt/TheFearow has done a lot of good work with his bot and is obviously interested in helping the project as much as possible.  :) — Madman bum and angel (talkdesk) 05:33, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
  • I'd like to thank Pedro and Stwalkerster for their kindness and helpfullness. Charineeimagebkk 07:44, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Luna Santin has assisted tremendously in the reverting and prevention of vandalism on Wikipedia. He/she has welcomed me to Wikipedia, and I thank that person most of all for that. LOZ: OOT 02:23, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Here is a nice cup of tea for everyone! You are all great for watching this quiet, comfy little corner of Wikipedia, and it is so nice to see the encouragement and support offered here. ArielGold 23:52, 21 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Thanks to all the reference desk contributors who provide me with a dose of knowledge every day.
  • 4u1e has worked so very hard within the Formula One Wikiproject and has improved countless articles. But the main reason why I am mentionning him here is because he provided me with so much help and assistance during my time here, especially during my first few months. I couldn't have done what I have done to Wikipedia, and inparticularly, the Toyota F1 article without his advice. A Wikipedian of the very finest. Lradrama 09:35, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

September 2007[edit]

  • FayssalF is a nice person for talking to and a great contributer. --MacMad (talk · contribs)  06:55, 2 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Boricuaeddie has shown tremendous growth since his last RFA. I hope I can nom him before anyone else. bibliomaniac15 Tea anyone? 20:40, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
  • I'd like to thank Ariel Gold for her incredible kindness again and again. I think she'll make a fine admin someday. I'd also like to thank Husond for his wisdom. --Boricuæddie 02:52, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
  • There's nothing like having consensus after a respectful discussion of opposing opinions so I'd like to pour some tea for Mr. Hux. --Kudret abi 07:40, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
    • Thanks! And since I'm an Englishman, tea runs in my veins, so that was an excellent choice. :) -- Hux 07:50, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
      • Pleasure... I love tea too, can't get enough of it as a matter of fact :) Good day, --Kudret abi 07:55, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Ossified deeply impressed me with the civility demonstrated in seeking consensus for disputed additions to the page Ted Nugent. So here's a toast to a fine new addition to Wikipedia's editorial "staff". :) --Moonriddengirl 15:54, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Hi everyone! This is nice! --TheWikiLoner 00:56, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Kralizec! welcomed me here! That was nice of him or her (it's impossible to tell online!)! --TheWikiLoner 01:22, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
  • User:KP_Botany is always very kind to me, even after some misunderstanding. I appreciate his/her (don't know) mood very much. Aelwyn 23:03, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
    • What a nice comment. Thank you. KP Botany 23:08, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
  • User:Infrogmation has been contributing to Wikipedia for a very long time. I commend him/her on their devotion to the project and hope Wikipedia gets many more users like him/her. 64.230.5.75 05:06, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

October 2007[edit]

  • Ryan Postlethwaite has been an excellent admin. He has been watching various project pages well and his comments have a deep, wise voice. --Hirohisat 紅葉 01:30, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
  • User:SolidPlaid is a promising deletionist and sees things that I might not see under the cloud of an RfC. --Lenticel (talk) 03:04, 14 October 2007 (UTC)
  • User:Gates494 is doing pretty well. He is articulate and for the most part we agree on getting the Dunbar High School page looking good. -munkee_madness talk 14:18, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Slartibartfast1992 deserves a nice cup of tea for his very kind welcome. Thanks! Midorihana(talk)(contribs) 05:42, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Phaedriel is one of the finest Wikipedians in terms of brilliant and tireless contributions and one of the nicest personalities ever. May I also mention Ryan Postlethwaite, who is a great admin and an equally nice person. Lradrama 10:39, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Addhoc has been a very helpful person, and has been able to assist me with any issue a newcomer such as myself has. Thanks Addhoc. VivioFateFan (Talk, Sandbox) 23:15, 28 October 2007 (UTC)
  • CelticGreen should be commended for the civil way in which she argued for her proposal and for calmly accepting the facts when she was shown to be wrong. D3av 10:35, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

November 2007[edit]

  • User:Mattisse has such a breadth of knowledge on issues about psychology, I learn about things I've never heard of before just from reading the psychology edits and legal edits she makes. She's also a very bold editor who makes a lot of new articles. My first article was deleted about a year ago, so I'm not very confident at starting them, but since I have read more of Mattisse's contributions on wikipedia, it has inspired me to make two new articles in the space of about a week.Merkinsmum 14:15, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Dweller for reminding us that the presence of tea alone doesn't always foster goodwill. We need biscuits too. ---Sluzzelin talk 00:40, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

December 2007[edit]

  • Cheers to Alison for gaining the chekuser tool. She is doing quite well. Cheers,JetLover (Report a mistake) 03:28, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Keep up the good work User:Moe Epsilon. Kaiba does alot of external links cleaning we need done. Mercury 14:08, 7 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Ems57fcva, it looks like you intend to stop contributing. I loved your work and your MO. Take care. DVdm (talk) 10:43, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Thank you to ArielGold for being so kind and welcoming to me. :) Maser (Talk!) 02:14, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

2008[edit]

January 2008[edit]

The Cup of Tea, Mary Cassatt, 1880
  • I admire User:Coppertwig's civility and his commitment to harmonious collaboration. His widespread contributions to the WP project mark him as a valuable member of the community. Phyesalis (talk) 04:32, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
  • I'm impressed by Jayjg's courtesy in responding to a variety of talk page messages, and I think I've managed to raise the civility level of my own contributions a notch or two by following the user's example. --Coppertwig (talk) 14:47, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Here's to the Admins for letting us vandal fighters have rollback. Thanks guys! Fléêťflämẽ U-T-C 23:20, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
  • I'd like to thank Phyesalis for patiently continuing in a long dispute resolution process, and for acknowledging diversity of opinion. --Coppertwig (talk) 00:51, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
  • I'm delighted by User:Jeepday's friendly messages to me on user talk, in spite of my having criticized the user -- and gotten the facts wrong! -- smack in the middle of a close RfA. --Coppertwig (talk) 01:07, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

February 2008[edit]

  • I think that User:Dreaded_Walrus does a great job welcoming new members to the Encyclopedia, and is a sexy beast. =P -CamT|C 01:30, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
  • I think that every wikipedian i know who is not a vandal is doing great. i love every non-vandal on wikipedia and want to give everyone some wikilove, with valentine's day right around the corner, especially those of you who may be feeling lonely :( love, the pink panther The Pink Panther (talk) 03:31, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
    • Acknowledged. Now go put {{tea}} on everyone's talk page :-P 68.101.123.219 (talk) 00:03, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
  • I'd like to achnowledge User talk:Benjiboi work on LGBT articles, such as Chris Crocker (Internet celebrity) Fosnez (talk) 12:02, 19 February 2008 (UTC)
    • Thank you so much. A good cuppa hits the spot and I ask that you'd join me as you also seem to go the extra mile on many articles. Benjiboi 03:01, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

March 2008[edit]

  • I wish to praise Mikkalai for making constructive edits to amazingly huge numbers of articles. Mikka reminds us all that spending time on the actual articles is supposed to be the reason we're here. :-) --Coppertwig (talk) 12:52, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I wish to thank User:ScienceApologist and User:Raymond arritt for working hard towards removing fringe theories. Wikipedia needs more people like them.   Zenwhat (talk) 00:11, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I would like to take this opportunity to applaud the hard work in protecting the community shown by folks opposing the ban of mantanmoreland. I do believe that they have the best interests of the project at heart, even though I disagree. --Rocksanddirt (talk) 22:03, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

April 2008[edit]

May 2008[edit]

July 2008[edit]

  • I poured Albanian tea to Noah30 for his efforts to ameliorate the point of view on Albania-related articles.--Arbër T ? 20:38, 16 July 2008 (UTC)
  • I am in a friggin good mood. --harej 08:14, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

August 2008[edit]

  • Here you go UsaSatsui, heres some tea for beating me here, but this does not mean I withdraw my nom. =) Pie is good (Apple is the best) 16:15, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
  • This is in praise and appreciation for User:Nrswanson. Through his obvious passion and experience, this highly intelligent user has been a significant and enthusiastic contributor to wikipedia. This users knowledge about the workings of wikipedia is amazing. So have a cup of your favorite tea (herbal or caffeinated) on me. Maybe a few biscotti too. :-) / A FANTASTIC RESOURCE. Also just noticed that Nrswanson created an index on his userpage yesterday. Not only does it chronicle his NUMEROUS contributions to this community (which make mine pale in comparison), but it's actually is a FANTASTIC list of resources/information covering the gamut of the performing arts. If the performing arts is your area of interest, this page would be a great one to bookmark. Cheers, Nrswanson! Even if we disagree sometimes, you're all right in my book. :-) Hrannar (talk) 17:22, 14 August 2008 (UTC)Hrannar
  • Thanks Hrannar. I appriciate it. I hope to see you arround more on other articles. You should join the opera project.Nrswanson (talk) 04:05, 16 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Well done to all the IP editors constantly improving Day and Age. It's really refreshing to see IP edits on my watchlist that aren't vandalism. Keep it up. WilliamH (talk) 15:31, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Amazing work by Cluebot, who always beats me to an edit( @#!*% it!). Also to all those Huggle users, helping me crusade against vandalsVinson 23:23, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

October 2008[edit]

  • Thank you to User:Carcharoth for suggesting tea in the somewhat heated discussion here The tea is excellent, very tasty, and warm. A great way to end my day. Perhaps next time you can join me in a cuppa. Thanks again. Truthanado (talk) 02:10, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Thank you, Flowanda, for locating the SF Chronicle article about CCF's use of anti-CSPI websites. And I'm sorry I called you a name on your talk page. Rnickel (talk) 18:47, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

November 2008[edit]

  • I have a nice pot of Earl Grey brewing for sinneed, who filled me back up after someone unceremoniously blanked me. Thanks! The lemon is over there, just behind the honey! Drmies (talk) 20:44, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

December 2008[edit]

  • I like Rogerchocodiles (talk · contribs) because he seems to be friendly with me. I first saw him as Pedrovip, but he seems good and witty. Have a drink! -- MISTER ALCOHOL T C 05:09, 2 December 2008 (UTC)
  • User:Carlossuarez46 and I had a real nice fight on my talk page, we must have both got up on the wrong side of bed that day. Carlos is obviously on the side of good and an absolutely tireless contributor of new geographical location articles and helpful redirects. Beeblebrox (talk) 06:11, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

2009[edit]

January 2009[edit]

  • I love how much input my new page is getting! —harej // change the rules 01:45, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
  • I've been an editor here for 4 years and 7 months, and an administrator for all but the first five of those. In that time, I've seen the 'pedia grow from being relatively little-known suburb to being the number one go-to source for information on the Internet. Sure, we have a long way to go yet, but thinking about the progress I've seen makes me optimistic about our future. Good job, everybody! – ClockworkSoul 00:57, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

February 2009[edit]

  • Recently, there has been a great deal of controversy over flagged revisions. The people supporting flagged revs believe that it is inappropriate to allow vandalism to run rampant on BLPs, perhaps even if stopping such vandalism requires a less open philosophy. Those opposed feel that our "anyone can edit" ideals are more fundamental and more important than our reliability. Recently, the issue was exacerbated by vandalism on the Ted Kennedy article (among at least one other that I can think of). Jimbo publicly requested that the developers enable flagged revisions in response to this vandalism. Except for the vandals, every single person involved in this has the 'Pedia's best interest at heart, and is actively trying to help in some way or another. The only difference between these people is a difference of opinion over which configuration (or lack thereof) would best serve the Wiki's interests. --Thinboy00 @076, i.e. 00:49, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

April 2009[edit]

  • I'd like to thank everyone who has made the Jonathan Park page a success. Perhaps something similar could be done with an American Adventure book series page. By the way, "drinking tea" in a not-so-metaphorical sense is also good for Wikipedians. E. Novachek (talk) 21:24, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Will someone please brew a pot of Earl Grey for WilyD and me? We have some diplomatic and other relations to discuss. Ha, thanks! Cheers, Wily! Drmies (talk) 17:09, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Commendations for the great work done by some very talented people on the newly created WebCiteBOT. -- OlEnglish (Talk) 22:07, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

May 2009[edit]

  • Many thanks and a pot of robust lapsang souchong (my fav tea; don't knock it if you haven't tried it) to Mendaliv for helping this newcomer in such a patient, kind, diplomatic, and friendly way, not just saying how or what to do but explaining it in detail and going the extra mile to make suggestions and prevent me from falling over my own feet. If all Wikipedians were like him, WP:BITE would be obsolete. Here's to him! TransporterMan (talk) 18:17, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Hava a toast in the honor of  Chzz  ►  who has around 100 contibutes a day, over 2000 contributes, and is a hard worker in wikipedia. Thank you. Robot13 (talk) 13:08, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Cheers! --œ 17:55, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

June 2009[edit]

July 2009[edit]

August 2009[edit]

  • For the 3,000,000th article. Woot guys, keep it up!--Unionhawk Talk E-mail 23:49, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

September 2009[edit]

  • I have learned a lot from several editors since coming here, especially Benjiboi, Yobmod and Rebecca. Coppertwig was very helpful when I found myself in an edit war situation. Even editors I have clashed with have their good sides: Born Gay, for example, does hear what is said, and when we have disagreed, I have found him accommodating some aspect of my point after a few days. JoshuaJohnson I don't often agree with, but I have not found him offensive or difficult to work with, and he is willing to find a way of arriving at an agreed edit. Destinero I find difficult, because while I might be sympathetic to some of his edits, he goes about editing in a very confrontational way, so while I might want to support him I find at times I cannot because it does not conform to what is expected of editors. Tobit2 is somebody I quite enjoy editing with, even if we have some divergent views, because he is always willing to accept a solution if it ticks all the right boxes in terms of policy and guidelines. James Cantor is somebody I have certain issues with outside the encyclopedia, and specifically on one particular article, but I have come to respect the way he approaches editing on another article we are both involved with. Oh yeah, Cameron, I didn't like the way he cut out the deadwood at first, but now I think he has a cool approach, and wish I could be as ruthless. I do aspire to editing in ways that conform to policy and guidelines, and have found it hard to place my own interests in second place to NPOV in a way that produces better articles and improves the encyclopedia - to this end, I have learned that avoiding WP:SYNTH, and WP:OR are very important, in conjunction with WP:RS. I am sure that there are editors I have not mentioned, and only one or two of those will be because I cannot think of a good word to say for them - but I am grateful to all those I have interacted with and come to learn from. Sorry if this is a bit long. Mish (talk) 22:47, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

October 2009[edit]

  • User:Lightbound has been considerate enough to note that material likely inappropriate for the Rick Berman article could nevertheless be of some use at Star Trek. Lightbound has maintained an admirable focus on improving the Berman topic, articulating a clear understanding of BLP and ways to improve that particular article. --EEMIV (talk) 04:12, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
    LOL. I love it. Tea accepted. --Lightbound talk 04:19, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

I got great help today from Chzz and fleet. They were great Thanks a million-

- Pageedit123

  • Thanks very much Pageedit! It's well known that I like tea!  Chzz  ►  23:26, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
    No trouble Pageedit. Glad to help. :-] Fleetflame · whack! whack! · 23:33, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Where else would "HAPPY BIRTHDAY INTERNET!!!" be appropriate? I guess really only here... HAPPY BIRTHDAY INTERNET!--Unionhawk Talk E-mail Review 02:17, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Thank you User:Ratel as you have given me hope that Wikipedia is of value and not hopelessly dysfunctional. You have impressively contributed to Wikipedia and improved its encyclopedic knowledge for the common good. You have given much of your own resources. It is good to see you are looking at Good (magazine) (I saw a quote), because you really are someone who has given a @#!*% . Thank you for giving me hope. 99.155.159.249 (talk) 04:32, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

2010[edit]

January 2010[edit]

February 2010[edit]

March 2010[edit]

  • Everyone here has a problem or something. They're all freakin' awesome. CheeseDeluxe (Feel like talking?) 01:08, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Ash is giving strong and positive guidance by leading by example. Cheers! 38.109.88.196 (talk) 06:53, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
  • avs5221 (talk · contribs), calm and thoughtful in the face of adversity; superb; have a cuppa and relax a bit!  Chzz  ►  11:37, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
  • A philosophical question: Milk and then tea, or tea and then milk? I personally would go for a coffee, but the occaisional Earl Grey is nice on a cold day. But tea is so quitessentailly... calm and pleasant. Coffee makes some people go nuts. Not me, though. Anyway, milk and then tea, or the other way around? I say tea and then milk, otherwise the milk might go all funny... but does it really matter? --Aubs 400 (talk) 14:25, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
    Not philosophy, but science: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2003/jun/25/science.highereducation
    Executive summary: Milk first, to allow it to heat gradually as the tea is poured into it. Crucial quote: "Dr Stapley is adamant. 'If milk is poured into hot tea, individual drops separate from the bulk of the milk, and come into contact with the high temperatures of the tea for enough time for significant denaturation - degradation - to occur. This is much less likely to happen if hot water is added to the milk.'" Bricaniwi (talk) 11:42, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

April 2010[edit]

Greatly appreciated - but you did all the hard yards. It was nice to work with you. "Have a nice day" :p  Chzz  ►  18:48, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

May 2010[edit]

  • Big props to EVERYONE for keeping the humor while working hard. You make this place hospitable! Tweil (talk) 14:31, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Some valuable and beneficial disambigation work recently done by JustAGal (talk · contribs) deserves recognition! -- œ 23:12, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
  • For participating on this page, thank you! Rolyatleahcim (talk) 03:27, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

June 2010[edit]

With the feedback sorted out, Wikipedians can relax and enjoy themselves.

July 2010[edit]

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2011[edit]

January 2011[edit]

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March 2011[edit]

April 2011[edit]

May 2011[edit]

  • A big general thank you to everyone who's working so hard all over Wikipedia because they feel like it, without the barnstars and trumpets. I'd like to pour you a nice cup of tea and offer some homemade oat and raisin flapjacks fresh from the oven (the sugar free one's are on the left, the almond ones are there behind the milk). I raise my mug to you! Woot! Span (talk) 02:28, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

July 2011[edit]

  • Ladril has an exceptional ability to challenge long-established but perculiar mindsets, so that afterwards you wonder why you ever thought that way to begin with. Nightw 08:10, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Thank you Epipelagic for your extensive work on Planetary boundaries. 99.35.15.215 (talk) 19:32, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
  • ##Chzz - I just asked a simple question, for a non-controversial, edit-related "straw poll" over a section heading - and Demiurge1000, Sven_Manguard, Zscout370, and Blurpeace all gave me instant help and we sorted it out. I love it when Wikipedia works that way. It takes my mind off all the controversial, crazy-stuff; it keeps it real; back to editing real articles, coming up with solutions thought consensus and discussion, making Wikipedia just that little-bit-better. So, they all deserve a nice cuppa. Thanks, dudes; it is appreciated, always.  Chzz  ►  23:00, 27 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Thank you User:Viriditas for your contributions to Talk:Climatic Research Unit email controversy. 99.56.123.175 (talk) 06:03, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Art, thanks for adding Mark Bowen's 2008 book Censoring Science to James Hansen's page. 97.87.29.188 (talk) 16:32, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
  • User:Auró, thank you for you contributions to Planetary boundaries. 99.181.135.85 (talk) 06:38, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

August 2011[edit]

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October 2011[edit]

November 2011[edit]

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2012[edit]

January 2012[edit]

February 2012[edit]

March 2012[edit]

April 2012[edit]

May 2012[edit]

June 2012[edit]

July 2012[edit]

August 2012[edit]

September 2012[edit]

  • Thank you all the trustees for putting up with so much 'paperwork' and caring so much about Wikimedia UK. You all do it for free in your own time and are saints. I lost my temper at one point during the last board meeting and promise not to let that happen again. Keep assuming that good faith! Jon Davies (WMUK) (talk) 14:05, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Thank you to Shearonink for rescuing Bose Ikard from being salted and raising it up to a DYK. LegoKontribsTalkM 01:04, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

2013[edit]

January 2013[edit]

  • I really wanted to thank all Wikipedians who are working together to keep improving this, the world's biggest (and best) encyclopedia, which is free to anyone who can access the internet. I find people's inner spirit of cooperation, generosity and kindness very moving. Invertzoo (talk) 13:58, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Thank you User:Mrfebruary for your contributions to James Hansen.24.73.41.1 (talk) 04:47, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
  • A thumbs up for User:StarryGrandma for her contributions to an AfC project that helped its approval (by me) to the article namespace. - hmssolent\Let's convene My patrols 00:03, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

April 2013[edit]

Thank you to everyone who makes essays on how new editors should act. Origamite (talk) 01:01, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

May 2013[edit]

  • I'd like to thank all the 2013 Arbs who have really been going out of their way to talk to the community and explain their thoughts. No my account is not compromised. I know I can be critical of the collective body known as Arbcom. But I do honestly respect the individuals who make up that group. — Ched :  ?  05:26, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
  • And  Miss Bono (zootalk) makes a bloomin good cuppa too- cheers! There's no other tea to beat PG!!!Face-wink.svgBasket Feudalist 17:41, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
  • User:Ks0stm's service towards Wikipedia should never go unnoticed. He is very helpful and understandable. Thank you! Proudbolsahye (talk) 09:09, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

November 2013[edit]

  • A hearty thank you! to User:HalfGig for his great work lately on the Squash-related articles. He's toiled tirelessly in a neglected but important corner of Wikipedia. Started many new articles, improved others, and a great GA promotion on Cucurbita. Keep up the good work! --Tom Hulse (talk) 07:27, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
  • User:Ser Amantio di Nicolao is a very helpful wikipedian, who categorizes newly drafted articles. I don't know where he gets the information of the newly made pages, but he knows his stuff! --Rrallepermall (talk) 22:31, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

2014[edit]

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See also[edit]