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Thanks for getting in touch[edit]

I am not that active on en:wikipedia these days, but I did help the foundation get a few trademarks if you haven't noticed. When I get some free time I want to add more stuff on pages about civilian legal concepts and do some work as you have done for the common law approach to law. I went to law school in Quebec and have a civil and common law degree so I have some appreciation for civil law conceptualizations of law (and I practice in what some historians call a mixed system jurisdiction). Good luck with that domain name dispute. Alex756 03:19, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks - your background seems ideal for plugging some different perspectives into this project, so I hope to see you around. By the way, the .xxx dispute is the single most interesting thing that I have ever worked on! BD2412 T 03:43, 15 June 2006 (UTC)


Why the name change? Night Gyr 01:37, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Privacy. BD2412 T 01:38, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

I don't know...[edit]

But it looks like you did it... 16:43, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Yeah... oops. BD2412 T 16:45, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
(386)Enh... whatever ;D. Have fun with your appeal (If that's possible) ;D! 16:48, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

yes, feel free to archive my talk page[edit]

note the link to my first archive at the top of my page. --Lukobe 00:29, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Good - it is accomplished. Cheers again! BD2412 T 01:01, 17 June 2006 (UTC)


Thank you for offering the archiving of my talk page. I simply copied its contents and pasted it to a new page named User talk:Adam78/Archive1. Or maybe I could have moved it to the new name, just like moving an article??? It would have been better, if it's possible, so as to keep its history. Do you think it's possible (moving a talk page to an archive page)? Adam78 00:55, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Well, you have those two options - if you do a cut-and-paste move, the edit histories stay on your talk page, which works best for someone like me who archives by topic rather than by date; but certainly you can just move the page to the name of the archive page, then go back to the redirect automatically created from your original talk page and replace that with a link to the archive like you have now. If you're going to archive wholesale, probably better to move the page. Cheers! BD2412 T 01:00, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for reminding. For now I split the page in general/statistics/EasyTimeline. For EasyTimeline I might extract outdated comments into archive and keep still relevant comments (to do later). Cheers, Erik Zachte 01:50, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

my talk page[edit]

um, i don't how to archive it, but go ahead if you want to. --Tothebarricades 03:00, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Done. Cheers! BD2412 T 03:31, 17 June 2006 (UTC)


You suggested archiving my talk page. I'm not sure how one does that; I've never tried. I certainly could archive everything from previous years, but since I don't know how to do it, I'll have to take you up on your offer to help. -- BRG 16:18, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Done. BD2412 T 17:31, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
And thanks for reminding me to archive mine. Smerdis of Tlön 16:29, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Also not sure how to archive - if you would take it upon yourself to do so, I would be much obliged. Awesome user page, btw. Paul 17:11, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Done. BD2412 T 17:31, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

talk page[edit]

is there some policy that says i should archive my talk page? i haven't done it yet because there are requests on it that i haven't done yet. kate.

No rule for talk pages, so far as I know, but there is a general preference that pages be kept short enough that they do not take an excessively long time to load on slow browsers. This is a problem easily addressed with talk pages - you can just archive all those discussions that do not require a response. Cheers! BD2412 T 21:01, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Long page?[edit]

Hi BD. I was really wondering, why that inordinately long userpage? :-) Cheers, Vildricianus 21:24, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

Oh, just for the heck of it. You know, the answer to the mysteries of life is at the bottom! BD2412 T 21:51, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
What? No, it's at the top, dude. The top! :-p Vildricianus 22:22, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

Archiving my talk page[edit]

If you could help me out with the archiving, I'd appreciate that. What system/tools do you use for archiving? -- Antaeus Feldspar 22:42, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

I cut and paste. Simple as that! BD2412 T 22:45, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
And it is done. BD2412 T 02:44, 22 June 2006 (UTC)


You can go to Special:Preferences and change your signature to your new one. FellowWikipedian 00:36, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Responded on poster's page. BD2412 T 21:35, 23 June 2006 (UTC)


About your entry on Wikipedia:List of non-admins with high edit counts, I believe these are occasionally automatically updated by a bot (or something like that), so if you remove your name, it may automatically get put back on the list (without being struck through), and people will again bother you to run for adminship. In other words, the best way to avoid being bothered is to leave your name on the list and struck through. (Or request to have your username changed to User:MOE ON WHEELS!!!, in which case no one will ever bother you about seeking adminship again). Cheers! BD2412 T 21:03, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

It is not automatically updated by bot, if it was, its doing a poor job because I wasn't listed until I manually inserted myself. The best way for be to stay off the list and not be bothered is to not be listed. Personally, I dont want it saying I failed 5 noms for adminship in more places than it needs to be. Changing usernames will not help either, all your contributions go along with it, just not your name. And I would get blocked if I changed my name to the suggested one you gave me. — The King of Kings 21:08 June 23 '06
I may well be wrong about the bot, I know there was discussion of using one which resulted in strong support, but perhaps this was not implemented. I don't see why a struck through listing has to mention previous RfA's at all. As for the (ahem) suggested username, that was meant to be tongue in cheek, but you would certainly be let alone! BD2412 T 21:34, 23 June 2006 (UTC)
I dont have time for you're ever-so-witty replies. That list usually list previous nominations as a way to tell the users how many times that editor has recieved a nomination. I just dont want to be listed is all. — The King of Kings 21:39 June 23 '06
I apologize if I have caused you any offense. BD2412 T 21:40, 23 June 2006 (UTC)
None taken. — The King of Kings 23:05 June 23 '06


... but someday... 02:05, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

"but" is not supposed to be part of that link. 02:06, 25 June 2006 (UTC)
Um, so, put a space after the bracket? BD2412 T 02:37, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Long talk page[edit]

Thanks for pointing out that my talk page was too long. I've fixed it. LDan 18:15, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. Cheers! bd2412 T 18:31, 25 June 2006 (UTC)


I hereby award you a barnstar for your all-around excellence on Wikipedia. Original Barnstar.png --Gray Porpoise 17:02, 30 June 2006 (UTC)


You may not have noticed it, but when we last talked, I was having a really bad day. I came back to apologize for what I may have said during my very upset state. Regards — The King of Kings 11:38 July 01 '06

Sir, you are a gentleman and a great contributor. Cheers! bd2412 T 16:10, 1 July 2006 (UTC)


Hiya. Bit of a delayed response to your comment about archiving my talk page. I agree it needs to be done, but am not sure how to do it, so feel free to archive away to your heart's content :-) --Gene_poole 12:04, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

  • Done like fun in the sun, my friend! bd2412 T 01:17, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for that - much appeciated. I lost track of the years there :-) --Gene_poole 04:15, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

"Meow"...[edit] a shorthand way of saying "catty remark", which is more creative than "npov". Wahkeenah

Ah, that is funny. bd2412 T 23:23, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Opt in[edit]

Opting in, per instructions. bd2412 T 14:09, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

edit count[edit]

Essjay's counter is a relatively easy way to get an up-to-date count. As with all HTML scrapers, it runs pretty slowly for large counts like yours, so here's yours from my quick test run. --Interiot 13:12, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Main:	31777
Talk:	2391
Image:	885
Image talk:	39
Wikipedia:	10030
Wikipedia talk:	997
User:	6093
User talk:	4913
Template:	901
Template talk:	95
Portal:	838
Portal talk:	164
Category:	4869
Category talk:	33

Thanks for the tip - Essjay's gives me pretty much the same numbers, plus the few edits I've made in the interim.

Edit Count for BD2412
Total edits 64027 
Main: 31778 
Talk: 2391 
Image: 885 
Image talk: 39 
Wikipedia: 10028 
Wikipedia talk: 997 
User: 6096 
User talk: 4913 
Template: 901 
Template talk: 95 
Portal: 838 
Portal talk: 164 
Category: 4869 
Category talk: 33  

Cheers! bd2412 T 13:28, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Well What now[edit]

What do you suppose should be put in place of the images you took out?

And please if you take out somemore please ,at least organize them so that they lay properly.

Also go check on my cats they might need some organizing.

But let me know of what you are doing nexttime please.

Thanks, --Missingno. 20:28, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

Would you consider running for trustee?[edit]

Bo, there is an election coming up for the m:Board of Trustees. Candidates for the board are being accepted until midnight UTC on August 28. I am writing to you because I very strongly urge you to consider offering yourself as a candidate. I think you very clearly have what is needed of a person for the board and would make a fantastic trustee. Please see m:Election candidates 2006/En and m:Elections for the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, 2006/En. Please consider this suggestion most seriously; I firmly believe your talents are most definitely suited for and needed on the board. --Durin 16:05, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Durin , I have considered the opportunity, but I do not believe that my current commitments would permit me to undertake such a position. Also, I have too many projects underfoot here - for the time being, I prefer to devote what time I can spare to the editorial end of things. Thanks for thinking of me, tho. Cheers! bd2412 T 18:07, 9 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Are you aware of anyone else who is well qualified? --Durin 18:08, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

User page[edit]

Thank you. That was quite evil, you know. · j·e·r·s·y·k·o talk · 18:48, 14 August 2006 (UTC)


I award you, BD2412 my ten thousandth edit, for all your help. From my first edits, to my adminship, through any problems I may have had, you have been there for me. Here is a look back, from then till now: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] I hope our friendship continues ad infinitum. Happy editing, and 'Cheers!'. Prodego talk 16:46, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. Fixed the name, anyway - cheers! bd2412 T 18:19, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

Time to archive?[edit]

When I am darn good and ready. :P I am only harming the dozen or so 56kB people still connecting to the 'Net via BBS gateways from somewhere in the middle of nowhere. <shrug>

Anyway, a random thing for you: -nothing but thievs. They close accounts and still receive payments, cheating on the tutors. Low support.

Ciao for now.

P.MacUidhir (t) (c) 13:28, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

Unspecified source for Image:EUTooManyStars.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:EUTooManyStars.jpg. I notice the file's description page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you have not created this file yourself, then there needs to be a justification explaining why we have the right to use it on Wikipedia (see copyright tagging below). If you did not create the file yourself, then you need to specify where it was found, i.e., in most cases link to the website where it was taken from, and the terms of use for content from that page.

If the file also doesn't have a copyright tag, then one should be added. If you created/took the picture, audio, or video then the {{GFDL-self}} tag can be used to release it under the GFDL. If you believe the media meets the criteria at Wikipedia:Fair use, use a tag such as {{Non-free fair use in|article name}} or one of the other tags listed at Wikipedia:Image copyright tags#Fair_use. See Wikipedia:Image copyright tags for the full list of copyright tags that you can use.

If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have specified their source and tagged them, too. You can find a list of files you have uploaded by following this link. Unsourced and untagged images may be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Nv8200p talk 21:29, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

Noxious copyright paranoia! I took that image myself of a crate of fruit (Tangerines or something similar) I owned and cropped it down. 23:04, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

Ghetteaux's talk history?[edit]

Would you mind me (or you) undeleting Ghetteaux (talk · contribs · count)'s talk page history? I assumed you db-owner'ed it per right to vanish, but since he/she has returned to editing and is now running afoul of other editors I think the entire history should be restored. Syrthiss 19:33, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

I have no objection. Cheers! bd2412 T 22:50, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

Hey, back[edit]

That's all right; that stuff with the tax protesters and Irwin Schiff was annoying all around. Actually, I have been gone for a while (at least from Wikipedia). Hope it goes better the second time around. — Mateo SA (talk | contribs) 17:11, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Hi BD[edit]

I was browsing around and came across your page. Looks as if your having a bit of a wikibreak -- hope all is well. Best, Christopher Parham (talk) 03:19, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Just madly busy with work - looks like I will be for a while, but thanks for stopping by! bd2412 T 04:17, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Category:Wikipedian intellectual property lawyers[edit]

Thanks for your suggestion. On the one hand, I like the idea of such categories, as it helps to know who the other users are - and it can certainly help in exchanging ideas. On the other hand, I would prefer not to be included in any category. Some may view an edit as biased by the simple fact that the person who made it is a lawyer, open source activist, software developer or whoever else. I try to stick on content, not by whom the content was added (I try). That's just my position now... and it does not mean the category is not a good idea of course. Cheers! and thanks again. --Edcolins 19:56, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Understood, and I appreciate your taking the time to reply. I like such categories because they guide users with questions about the content of an article to experts. Cheers! bd2412 T 02:51, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Just sayin' howdy[edit]

Hello, old friend; I just thought I'd drop by and say howdy. I hope you're doing OK, and that all that recent weather didn't affect you adversely. I am pretty busy with tax season, etc. Today in south Texas it's sunny and about 65 degrees. Can't complain. Famspear 20:48, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Hey, thanks - I'm fine, the crazy weather hasn't gotten that far South (I live within a few miles of the Super Bowl, actually). bd2412 T 03:11, 6 February 2007 (UTC)


Hello! You seem to be the fellow to come to for this. How does one archive a talk page? You obviously know how to, but I'd like to know how to do it myself so I don't have to keep asking other people to do it for me. What's the easiest way to archive? Thanks! --ScreaminEagle 14:52, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Actually, there's a Wikipedia:How to archive a talk page, which is a very thorough reference on the topic. I prefer to just cut and paste to create an archive, as the page history will be preserved on the original talk page. Cheers! bd2412 T 17:13, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
Many thanks! --ScreaminEagle 19:37, 20 February 2007 (UTC)


Just checking up on you old friend. Hope you're doing well. Prodego talk 03:02, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

I'm fine. Tired. Overworked. Underappreciated. But fine. ;-) bd2412 T 06:17, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
Tsk, tsk. Pessimistic too :) Pity I can't force you to take a vacation from work, and enjoy scenic <home region>. I am sure you deserve it BD. Prodego talk 19:49, 18 March 2007 (UTC)


Those pics dat u got all over your page are sooo kool especially the one on your userboxen/awards page. Aint no stoppin me + ma sis cuz we da baddezt! 03:15, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. Cheers! bd2412 T 04:07, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

welcum can u make me one? Aint no stoppin me + ma sis cuz we da baddezt! 04:13, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Just going to bed now - will have a look tomorrow. Cheers again! bd2412 T 04:29, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
Sorry I have not gotten back to you on this - things got busy for me - but I will! Cheers! bd2412 T 16:53, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

re: Wiktionary[edit]

Thanks for the note. My Chinese probably isn't good enough for Wiktionary. I tried en:wiktionary a long time ago, but I found the structure really unintuitive and strange. I've dabbled with most of the sister projects, but I end up coming back to Wikipedia. Maybe I'll give Wiktionary another whirl, but my online activity in general has gone down lately. Thanks and good luck, Fang Aili talk 18:46, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

  • Saddening, but understandable. Cheers! bd2412 T 18:53, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

Thank You for transferring the Provert article. From your index comment of the new entry, I gather you rather enjoy your work. Any help is appreciated and if you have any suggestions to improve this article, please do. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Septagram (talkcontribs) 21:04, 13 May 2007 (UTC).

Hmmm, yeah, that was a bit uncharitable of me. I apologize for that - it is actually quite an interesting idea you've come up with. bd2412 T 05:32, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Thank you, but I do not believe I am the originator. Just trying to define the word for people.

At first the article at was there, but a few days ago it disappeared with no trace I can find. I contacted antiwikipedia and they have not responded to my inquiries. Do you have any information you can find about what happened? Septagram 17:01, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

I reposted it at antiwikipedia. No idea why it disappeared there (and I don't know that it won't disappear again). If you really want to be sure it stays someplace solidly, your best bet would be to sign up on one of the various blog websites, and post it as a blog. Cheers! bd2412 T 21:26, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks again. This idea is interesting Lifnei iver. Septagram 03:40, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Inapproprite behavior[edit]

would be for me to not greet you back. So hereby, a howdy from Radiant! :) >Radiant< 10:44, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Indeed! You, sir are a good sport. Cheers! bd2412 T 14:57, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Damn you[edit]

I was staring at that animation on your user page for like 10 minutes. It's not very ADD friendly ;D Wikidan829 18:02, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Oh really?

Animiertes Prinzip mechan-Hobelmaschine-3D.gif

bd2412 T 18:34, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

haha OH NO!! Wikidan829 18:40, 30 May 2007 (UTC)


Could you please do me a a favor? I started to contribute to Wikipedia using my own name. In retrospect that was I mistake. Could you please delete my talk page and any other pages associated with my account as is outlined in the right to vanish policy? Wikipedia is a great project and I wish you well. I created several good pages such as True Lover's knot, Boston Light, Sabbrage and World energy consumption and resources At this point will leave the project and count on others will carry the flame. Thank you for your help. [[Frank 20:41, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

  • Done. bd2412 T 20:43, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks - Frank

Time flies[edit]

Hello, old friend -- just want to say howdy. I'm still editing primarily in the articles on taxation, and trying to keep the tax protesters from violating the rules on Verifiability, Neutral POV, and No Original Research (my continuous, never-ending mantra). I can't believe I now have made over 9,900 edits since I began in November of 2005. Last summer I believe you asked me about adminship. Another editor has asked me (twice) as well, but for now I'm comfortable with where I am now in Wikipedia.

I hope things are well with you and your IP practice. Yours, Famspear 21:47, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Hey, great to hear from you - I've been too busy with the practice to maintain my old level of participation, but I still check in at least every other day and clean up a few things. Glad to see you're keeping up that good fight against the loonies! bd2412 T 22:23, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Howdy from Texas, August 2007[edit]

Howdy thar feller - just saw your post on a talk page for a tax protester article. Hope things are going great for you in the world of IP law. I still watch the tax-related articles like a hawk (especially the tax protest articles). Things have been fairly quiet this summer so far, and I don't make as many edits as I used to. In mid-May I began posting in the tax protester related forums at The rules of engagement there are of course completely different. Daniel B. Evans, the exalted author of the tax protester FAQ web site with which I know you are familiar, also posts regularly at quatloos. It's a great group of people. (A few hardy tax protesters post there as well -- gluttons for punishment!!).

Anyway, just thought I'd say hello. (PS, As you may surmise, I don't really say things like "howdy thar feller" -- in fact, I'm not originally from Texas anyway, though it seems like I've lived here forever. I just like to overcompensate!)

--Regards, Famspear 21:18, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Notification of proposal: Guideline/policy governing lists[edit]

Dear editor:

Given your extensive experience here on Wikipedia, I would greatly appreciate your input on the following topic:

Wikipedia: Village pump (policy)#Proposal to make a policy or guideline for lists

Thank you in advance for any thoughts you may have on the topic.


Sidatio 15:56, 13 August 2007 (UTC)


BD2412, I must say your WikiHell made quite an impression on me! I'll have nightmares... Cheers,JetLover (Report a mistake) 04:33, 13 October 2007 (UTC)


Congratulations! Your image Image:New Jersey State House.jpg was the random picture of the day for October 29, 2007. It looked like this: . Again, Congratulations! - Presidentman (talk) Random Picture of the Day 20:15, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Re:Tried deleting and reinstalling, still didn't help.[edit]

I'll remove it as a duplicate

Its been reported tonnes of times, but we arent sure on the cause

Its not affecting everyone, but most people it would seem. Try downloading an older version and see if that fixes your problem

It seems to be for most people, for myself, as a developer, annoyingly it doesnt... And we cant get to the root of the cause of this problem!!

Reedy Boy 14:20, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Regarding Chinese[edit]

People do not "write" in Cantonese; they write in Simplified Chinese (PRC, Singapore) or Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan). There are differences between spoken Chinese and written Chinese. WhisperToMe (talk) 23:50, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness, drive the dark of doubt away![edit]

Marlith T/C 05:50, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

When was the last time...[edit]

... that I dropped in to say "good job"? bd2412 T 02:00, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

I am not sure, but I am sure I didn't deserve it as much as you do. :) I see you are a lot more active lately, I trust all is well? Prodego talk 02:07, 5 December 2007 (UTC)
Oh, and while I have you, I could use your impressive mediation skills over at Talk:Don't Copy That Floppy. Something to ease the tension if you have the time. Prodego talk 02:10, 5 December 2007 (UTC)
Haha: how you know you picked an original username. Prodego talk 03:54, 5 December 2007 (UTC)


I would like to apologize if you believe that I was "biting" you or anything of that nature. I was simply reiterating my initial explanation of why this is not a POV problem - the POV comes in when people misinterpret or bias the meaning of a perfectly good word. The fact that I find myself repeating things leads me to believe (perhaps prematurely) that people are taking liberties with an intentional misinterpretation of what I've been trying to explain. I hope you understand and don't take it personally. Regards. --Cheeser1 (talk) 06:41, 5 December 2007 (UTC)