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  • Having removed discussions that go in other categories, I am making this the miscellaneous page. Cheers. -- BD2412 talk 21:43, 2005 Jun 16 (UTC)


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

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! By the way, you can sign your name on Talk and vote pages using three tildes, like this: ~~~. Four tildes (~~~~) produces your name and the current date. If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the village pump or ask me on my Talk page. Again, welcome! --Darkwind 05:23, Feb 21, 2005 (UTC)

== Creating Articles == Good work creating new articles. When you create things, it helps tremendously to assign them to an accurate category (see WP:CG for info). If you're really not sure about categories, at least assign your new articles a stub category (see WP:SC for info). By assigning a category, you help make sure your new articles don't get lost as 'orphans' that are not associated with related topics. Feco 06:35, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Fear not, I'm getting to it. -- 8^D BD2412gab 06:37, 2005 Apr 9 (UTC)

Neat Sig[edit]

Thanx! I didn't want to have the usual boring signature, but I also wanted to avoid a sig that was ostentatious. I mostly just wanted to add the talk page link (and why doesn't the MediaWiki software do that automatically?), but since I was going through the trouble of editing my sig, I thought that I would at least try to be a little creative.

I'm not that happy with the green, orange, and lavender color combo, but every other choice that I tried just looked ugly, or looked like I was trying for some flag tricolour. There are two other problems that I see with it (other than the bad HTML in my original version that the MediaWiki software ignored until a fairly recent software upgrade, which then had my sig bleeding color on every talk page I had made comments on). One is that the signature does take up a lot of space when you are in Edit mode. The other is that for at least Win98 and earlier computers without upgraded fonts, the empty set symbol for my Talk page link doesn't work (it would also be true for anyone not using a Unicode-compliant browser). I could have "cheated" and used Ø (&Oslash) instead of ∅ (&#8709), but it wouldn't have been the same. BlankVerse 05:24, 3 May 2005 (UTC)

Signature snafu[edit]

Hi, it looks like there's an unclosed bold tag in the html of your signature (the one before the "thi"), and it's messing up some pages as a consequence. You might not have noticed this before, as mediawiki's tidy function (which is occasionally turned off for performance reasons) often covers up such errors. -- John Fader (talk | contribs) 10:05, 3 May 2005 (UTC)

Your nickname[edit]

Re your nickname: [[User:BD2412|<font style="background: green" color=#FFC000> BD2412</font>]] [[User talk:BD2412|<sup><font color="Blue"><b>talk</font>]].

This opens <sup> and <b> tags and does not close them. This messed up a view of VfD for me - I don't know why it does not do it all the time. Please fix. -- RHaworth 19:42, 2005 May 31 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hello, BD2412. Thank you for taking the time to say those kind things to me on my talk page. It was a very pleasant surprise, and I genuinely appreciate it. :) – ClockworkSoul 03:36, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

Just a quick hi[edit]

Glad you got a chuckle out of my comments about "obnoxious sigs" on my talk page. --  B.d.mills  (Talk)

Invitation to Inquiry[edit]

BD2412, you are cordially invited to join the Inquiry project. Adraeus 10:38, 17 May 2005 (UTC)

Sam Spade took over the project, and twisted its purpose. Unfortunately, the project can't be deleted; however, I'm moving it offsite so I can exhibit more control over the documentation and membership. Adraeus 14:05, 18 May 2005 (UTC)

Re:Babysitting pages[edit]

Hi again - I'd be happy to help, but be warned, I'm going to have a little less net access than normal during that week myself. Things will get cleaned, but it may take a few hours before I notice (I'm house-sitting for a friend who's off overseas for a week). Grutness...wha? 00:11, 21 May 2005 (UTC)

Welcome home! No-one made a mess of your page, so it was easy to babysit :) Grutness...wha? 06:35, 30 May 2005 (UTC)

Banu Qurayza[edit]

Hi, I received this request: "Banu Qurayza I'd be interested in your thoughts, and if you have time, your help in editing.Briangotts 02:34, 31 May 2005 (UTC)" Are you able to take a look at it, it's also being "disputed". Thanks. IZAK 03:29, 31 May 2005 (UTC)

Need a favor[edit]

I just spent several hours disambiguating Knopf, Alfred A. Knopf (person), Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. and Knopf Publishing Group but now I have decidedd (after seeing how the links originated) that I really need to have Alfred A. Knopf be the page for the publishing company. I would like to MOVE [[Knopf Publishing Group there but I need to have Alfred A., Knopf deleted first. I deleted the text I added and nothing no links there. CAn you delete that page for me? Thanks. DS1953 04:01, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for answering. DS1953 04:16, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)


Can we send conlangers to hell? There seem to be so many people who make up a new language and try to popularize it here. --Angr/tɔk tə mi 09:14, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Time to study[edit]

Take a break and go study civil procedure! Wikipedia can wait. Good luck on the bar exam. DS1953 21:21, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)


thanks for the Point Judith link, and WikiHell, and what are you doing reading this, anyway? Get back to your books. --Mothperson 2 July 2005 14:18 (UTC)


Some Wiktionarians want to delete surnames from Wiktionary. I'm opposing, on the grounds that this is a long-standing arrangement between Wiktionary and Wikipedia, where Wiktionary handles the lexicography and Wikipedia handles the people and places. Please come to Wiktionary:Wiktionary:Requests for deletion#Surnames and contribute to the discussion. Uncle G 2005-07-03 13:42:55 (UTC)


Thank you very much for the barnstar, although I am not certain that I deserve it. You see, I've recently had somebody accuse me of attempting to steal credit for his work, and I want to be certain that this has nothing to do with his work. If the barnstar is being given, even in part, for the U.S. Supreme Court composition link farms at the bottom of some of the early justice biographies, such as James Wilson, then I must decline the honor. — DLJessup 6 July 2005 04:50 (UTC)

Thank you very much for your kind comments; I deeply appreciate them. I really don't know what else to say. — DLJessup 7 July 2005 14:25 (UTC)

Reverting your user page[edit]

Yeah, well, I guess that makes me a member of Eye Reverta Vandal. Aren't you supposed to be studying for some kind of exam instead of increasing your Wikistress? RoySmith 22:29, 10 July 2005 (UTC)

Rookie question[edit]

Can I do the merge and redirect you're talking about, or does an admin have to do that? BrandonYusufToropov 17:01, 11 July 2005 (UTC)


British is now down through the 300 barrier. I've noticed new pages appear every day, this one will need constant maintainence! Mark 22:54, 11 July 2005 (UTC)

Many thanks[edit]

By the way, if you have an opinion on the work being done to bring Human rights in the United States up to date, I hope you'll share it there. (The article was basically frozen in place at about the year 2000.) Peace, BrandonYusufToropov 03:18, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

If you like cowbell...[edit]

Check out this animated version. NoSeptember 12:18, 13 July 2005 (UTC)

  • Amusing - thanks! -- BD2412 talk 23:03, July 13, 2005 (UTC)


My eyes hurt... -- Francs2000 | Talk 23:02, 13 July 2005 (UTC)

  • In a good way, I hope! -- BD2412 talk 23:04, July 13, 2005 (UTC)
    • Yellow... everything bright, bright yellow... uurrrrggghhh... -- Francs2000 | Talk 23:07, 13 July 2005 (UTC)
      • Well, it is Wiki-Hell... it's not supposed to be a picnic! ;-) -- BD2412 talk 23:08, July 13, 2005 (UTC)


What is the proper way to sign on voting, per your remark Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/ACF Regionals 2000 answers. I thought someone told me to type three tilde's on votes.--BirgitteSB 18:11, July 18, 2005 (UTC)

Welcome back[edit]

I'm glad to see the bar exam didn't leave you too drained to return to your duties here. Now for the wait... DS1953 03:19, July 29, 2005 (UTC)


I noticed you have edited a bunch of articles on my watchlist, especially disambiguation link repair. I just wanted to say thank you for the work. Courtkittie 04:10, 3 August 2005 (UTC)

Promotional photos and fair use[edit]

Hey, IP lawyer smartguy! Yeah, you! I've got a dilemma. My newest project on Wiki involves baseball players, and as such I've been uploading headshots of MLB players taken directly from baseball's official website – for example, Torii Hunter. It's my understanding as a moderately informed layman that Wikipedia should be able to use these images under Fair Use, and this belief is further reinforced by the wording of this template, which I have been applying to each and every image I've been uploading. (It appears to have been altered to include some stronger wording since I started using it.) Apparently, someone else is also interested in uploading photos of baseball players, but balks at my fair use claim, and insists that we use only fan-created images. He left a rather confrontational message on my talk page, and I would like some lawyerly advice before I respond to him. If the use of these images is a definite no-no or if it even falls into some sort of fuzzy legal area, I've got no problem with not using the images, but I think avoiding copyright paranoia is also important, and the inability to use these images takes some of the fun out of my little project. Your thoughtful and, dare I say it, brilliant reply is eagerly awaited. android79 04:06, August 6, 2005 (UTC)

  • Give me about 24 hours to research this one. Cheers! -- BD2412 talk 04:20, August 6, 2005 (UTC)
    • Thanks! I owe ya one. android79 04:32, August 6, 2005 (UTC)
      • Haven't been able to get to it yet - left my books at the office! :-o -- BD2412 talk 14:57, August 7, 2005 (UTC)
        • Hey, as long as I don't get a bill in the mail, I'll be happy. ;-) android79 17:24, August 7, 2005 (UTC)

Find those books yet? ;-) android79 22:17, August 9, 2005 (UTC)

  • Ah yes - took the books home. Had a big project dropped in my lap at work... but I'll look into it and have an answer this evening! -- BD2412 talk 22:27, August 9, 2005 (UTC)
    • Awesome! Thanks a ton. If you ever need any programming done... you probably won't ask some random guy on the Internet, but I'm jus' sayin'. android79 22:30, August 9, 2005 (UTC)


Thanks for your kind comment. If you're inclined to make any first efforts on the other Federalist Papers, the Template:Federalist Papers has a lot of redlinks to be filled in. Christopher Parham (talk) 17:18, 2005 August 14 (UTC)


Champagne is often drunk as part of a celebration

Please join me in celebrating my 1000th edit at Wikipedia, the most important online information resource! Hamster Sandwich 21:46, 21 August 2005 (UTC)

Thank you! for the good work you do here, you've struck me almost from my first day here as being one of the good eggs! See you 'round! Hamster Sandwich 23:43, 21 August 2005 (UTC)

Your opinion on an image copyright tag?[edit]

What's your opinion on the correct license tag for Image:Benedelman-spyware-whenu-license-image011.png? The image was created as a screenshot of a copyrighted program by a third party, then used as part of a blog entry on spyware. The blog is licensed under GFDL. If the screenshot is used in the article on spyware, is it under the GFDL license of the blog, or under fair use? --Carnildo 04:55, 23 August 2005 (UTC)

If the image was posted in a GFDL blog by its original creator, then he has (perhaps unwittingly) released it thereunder. Of course, the GFDL has yet to be tested, so that is not a certain claim, but will get you off with a warning if you're wrong. If it was posted by another person, then the creator still has his full copyright claim to it, and its use here must be fair use (so long as the article uses no more of the image than is necessary to illustrate its educational point). Cheers! -- BD2412 talk 05:00, August 23, 2005 (UTC)


So what do I do about this? Its a new one to me BD...any ideas on proceedure? the real Hamster Sandwich 16:06, 24 August 2005 (UTC)

Human Rights Servey on Wikipedia (The final post of I_sterbinski)[edit]

Dear all,
Wikipedia was recently a subject of intensive research of an huge international human right organization. A team of people from different nationalities and ages were acting on Wikipedia for 20 days, investigating previously noted anomalities of Wikipedia free editing and forming a final report, which (between the others similar reports) will later be a guide to all future moves of the organization concerning Wikipedia. Acting under an account of a real person, their privacy is to be held private. Therefore, very few private information will be revealed.
Also, this is a result of the lack of final possition of the organization concerning Wikipedia and human rights, which was still not formed.
The team's final post on Wikipedia, where they explain their actions can be found on the following addresses:
The team would like to thank to all the persons who took part in the correspondence with us.
We also want to appologise for keeping our identity secret for a longer period.
Best regards,
Aleksandar, Biljana, Asparuh, Christos, Valjon, Michael and Ana Luiza
I sterbinski 01:06, 28 August 2005 (UTC)


A Barnstar! For services to the world of fruit fetishism.
Good save on the article. Let's see if you wear this barnstar with pride! KeithD (talk) 19:17, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

Thanks, for all the sandwiches![edit]

Well BD, I don't really know who is doing the shenanigans concerning copy-cat accounts. I havn't really had a WP conflict, outside of one individual at the London, Ontario page, but as Splash pointed out, it's not really his style. Its probably just someone who's jealous that I have such a groove-a-licious nickname. Everyone knows, a sandwich can be very satisfying! Peace! Hamster Sandwich 04:20, 9 September 2005 (UTC)

Congratulations I'm sure![edit]

Hey whats going on my fine fellow florida jurist? I'm just dropping by being nosy . . . to of course ask how you did on the FL bar exam. Can you believe someone in my firm claims he got a "170" on the MBE (I don't believe him for a second). I have to wait 2 more months to get my results back from NY though.

You OK with the Hurricane and all? I got back to the Gables after 2 weeks abroad and oh my god, half the trees on my property were shattered, debris everywhere. I was pretty cranked off but then again, it was nothing compared to what that storm did to New Orleans a few days after it hit our "tropical paradise."

Well, I hope things are going well, good luck on your career! Rainbowwarrior1977 00:07, 19 September 2005 (UTC)

  • Yes, I did! Just got the news this morning! -- BD2412 talk 15:24, 19 September 2005 (UTC)
    • CONGRATULATIONS! Welcome to the learned profession. -- DS1953 23:59, 19 September 2005 (UTC)
    • Congrats as well bro', welcome to the "club"!!Rainbowwarrior1977 03:52, 21 September 2005 (UTC)
    • I'll join in the congratulations! A friend of mine who also took the FL bar just found out he passed, so I was wondering about you too. I'm also in the position of waiting for NY... How long does the whole character examination take? How long before you can actually act as counsel for the Florida-based Wikimedia Foundation? And what were you doing for a job? I forget if you told me. Postdlf 05:22, 21 September 2005 (UTC)

Your user talk page needs less Image:Cowbell2.gif[edit]

You have the image Image:Cowbell2.gif on your user talk page; this image is copyrighted and used in the Will Ferrell article under Wikipedia:Fair use. The use on your user page of that image is unlikely to be covered by use however, and as such is probably a Copyright violation. Could you remove the image from your user talk page? Thanks. --fvw* 23:22, 24 September 2005 (UTC)

  • Done (albeit sadly). -- BD2412 talk 23:35, 24 September 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick response, and thanks for creating wp:cv, I was just fixing up all the messages manually when the server burped, but the redirect does save a lot of work. --fvw* 23:45, 24 September 2005 (UTC)

link fix[edit]

You're not even going to give me the chance to go back and fix my mistakes are you? Thanks nonetheless. --fvw* 15:03, 28 September 2005 (UTC)

  • Sorry, it's like a reflex.  :-D -- BD2412 talk 15:08, 28 September 2005 (UTC)

Random Wikilove[edit]

Hi. I've noticed that we watch some of the same articles and share opinions in AfD sometimes. I just felt like telling you that I hold your opinions in high esteem. :) --Jacquelyn Marie 23:09, 2 October 2005 (UTC)


Editors Barnstar.png

For extensive work on the VfD. Molotov (talk) California state flag.png
20:52, 19 October 2005 (UTC)

You can use the spinning car if you'd like. Molotov (talk) California state flag.png
21:25, 19 October 2005 (UTC)


How did you change your signature to include the green backround and talk button, I can't find anything about it on the Help pages, or do you just type on the signature manually. (Please respond on my talk page)

P.S.I know you already do respond on talk pages, but some users don't so I made a point to always include "respond on talk page". (Maybe I'll add it to my signature, depending on your answer)

Prodego 17:08, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for your help[edit]

Thanks for all your help, your signatures page let me figure it out, here's my sig. Also I added you to my Friends List hope you don't mind.

Prodego talk 19:46, 20 October 2005 (UTC)


Hey if you don't want to be am admin, nominate me! I have absolutly no experience so I am perfect for the job! Oh and I like the green sig(My fav color) I think I'll use it, Thanks!

P.S. I really do want to be an admin some day so any advise on what to do so I can refuse the job and have more people nominate me?

Prodego talk 20:34, 20 October 2005 (UTC)


I am trying to work this out, I overreacted and she undid my talk page changes so my mistake I will work it out, but PurpleFelt is very different then I am and miscommunication will happen, She misunderstood my warning, I misunderstood her revert Thank you.

Prodego talk

You know I could hide behind my age(15) well 14+1month but I will take responsibility for my argument with PurpleFeltAngel, it is my fault, and please forgive me.(I aplogized to PurpleFelt too)

Suprised, at my age?

  • No need to seek my forgiveness, you've done nothing against me. :-)  BD2412 talk 01:30, 21 October 2005 (UTC)


Spelling tip you off? I am really bad. Got vandal on line, I will be busy. ( ) UPDATE:(vandal fled (attacked bill gates article, maybe I should work on that article)

Prodego talk 01:48, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

Please be aware of User:A1sdf[edit]

Account was created today. Changes such as this one concern me. Hall Monitor 21:02, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the barnstar![edit]

Thanks for the barnstar! :D I'm glad to have been of service. User:Purplefeltangel/sig 01:41, 23 October 2005 (UTC)

My move[edit]

What should I do, I don't want to get in another argument. My problem

Prodego talk 19:40, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Hurricane Wilma[edit]

Saw your comment on RfA; hope Hurricane Wilma didn't treat you too badly. I know things are a lot worse in south Florida as opposed to central Florida, so I hope you're dry and safe. I presume you have power because you posted already... :-) Flcelloguy | A note? | Desk | WS 00:12, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Have power, but not too long after that last post, we lost the phones (and still have not recovered them, I'm posting from the office). Actually, quite a nice break from the madness of everyday life!  BD2412 talk 12:09, 26 October 2005 (UTC)

You're signature[edit]

Is there any reason why you use


Rather than


in you signature? --Celestianpower háblame 15:17, 30 October 2005 (UTC)

Um... not anymore?  BD2412 T 15:23, 30 October 2005 (UTC)
Cool. I have no problem with the talk link having <sup> on it but it just seems better to use WikiSyntax where possible. :) --Celestianpower háblame 15:26, 30 October 2005 (UTC)
Go you! I like doing things like that. :) I did the same for User:Voice of All(MTG). Sig length is an issue sometimes. --Celestianpower háblame 15:34, 30 October 2005 (UTC)

Edit summaries[edit]

If that's your best power of persuasion you can muster, you better quit being a lawyer ;). As for edit summaries, you suck :). It's only the best I've ever seen. Over the last 500, 99.6%. Out of the last 5000, you've missed just 11. --Durin 13:26, 31 October 2005 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the info! BD2412 T 13:43, 31 October 2005 (UTC)