User talk:28bytes/Archive 29

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Chalcanthite-cured.JPG Rock
For turning my day from black to color a year ago, and more Move Like This: a blue rock, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:55, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
Thank you Gerda, you're very kind. :) 28bytes (talk) 17:21, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Enjoy your week

:) --Floquenstein's monster (talk) 00:51, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

Thank you sir! 28bytes (talk) 02:26, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
I was trying to be sarcastic, but it doesn't look like you're even breaking a sweat. Boring. I may have to break out Plan B: I have some photographs that recently came into my possession. That's a nice bureaucratship you have there; it would be a shame if something happened to it... --Floquenstein's monster (talk) 15:33, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
Speaking of counting chickens... don't you mean request for bureacratship? He doesn't have one yet : ) - jc37 15:35, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
I considered that (well, actually I considered "request for bureaucratship"), but decided my way sounded funnier. You're free to disagree, of course, but... you'd be wrong. Sorry to be snotty, I should go easy on you. It looks like you actually researched the candidate, whereas I just took my under-the-table $15 and supported immediately. --Floquenstein's monster (talk) 15:43, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
I missed out on $15, which would have saved me going through several years of contribs? No fair!. They should announce these things better.... - jc37 23:05, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
But then, half a moment... As I did go through all those edits.. There may be more than a few edits which I may have seen, which, the suggestion of disclosing for public view, might garner me a bit more than merely $15 : ) - jc37 23:08, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
Methinks that there's some truth to Beeblebrox's suggestion on WT:RFA that we just needed a sacrificial lamb (or anode, maybe?) in order to get RfX sorted. :) Ever been to Omelas? 28bytes (talk) 15:40, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
I left there long ago, only to find myself occasionally tied down in one of its nearby villages and towns. - jc37 15:44, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
There is no Omelas in de: yet, hint ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:45, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
An excellent suggestion; I will add that to my to-do list. 28bytes (talk) 15:48, 27 July 2012 (UTC)


Hi. This is really just to save me a bit of legwork : )

I'm slowly going through your contribs. I was wondering if you could link to the last several times you've opposed at RfA (besides clear NOTNOWs). And also, when you've opposed/supported an RfA which was contrary to an overwhelming result. (You opposed, most everyone supported, or vice versa.)

If you would rather not, no worries, I'm sure I'll get there eventually : ) - jc37 01:04, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

I'll make it much easier for you [1]Ryan Vesey Review me! 01:07, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
Nice tool, but I'll still have to go in and check the comments themselves : )
Thanks though, help was welcome : ) - jc37 01:15, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
Nm, went through them using the tool. Thanks anyway : ) - jc37 01:59, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
Hi Jc37. Sorry, didn't mean to ignore you! I decided to step out for a bite to eat before coming back to face the long haul of potential questions. Let me know if you still would like some info, I'll be happy to provide it. 28bytes (talk) 02:24, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
No worries.
I did find it interesting that you apparently never once did go "against the pack" to oppose a candidate. And after looking over your contribs... You sure you aren't one of those "sleeper accounts" doing the seemingly political "right" things? I'll have to keep an eye on you to see how long til you too delete the main page... : ) - jc37 13:41, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
Heh. Thanks (and thanks for the support.) It's an interesting finding about not opposing an eventually successful candidate; I hadn't realized that was the case. 28bytes (talk) 14:27, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
As a note, that link should probably appear on all RfB's. On another note, the AFD link should probably appear on all RfA's and RfB's. What do you guys think? I might bring it up at WT:RfA Ryan Vesey Review me! 02:28, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
THe RFA voting one yes (doesn't seem to be a RFB one). THe AFD one, no. Not everyone works AFD or wants to. There's plenty of places to do admin work other than AFD. PumpkinSky talk 02:32, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
I bet ScottyWong could easily add an RfB option to his RfA tool. It'd be interesting to see how people vote on those, not that there are all that many of them. 28bytes (talk) 16:52, 27 July 2012 (UTC)


I'm very happy to see this RFB. PumpkinSky talk 01:19, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks... hope I will be too! 28bytes (talk) 02:27, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
+1 Wifione Message 03:57, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
Somebody needs to do it, and it seems pretty clear at this point that that somebody is not me. Best of luck and thanks for having the nerve to put yourself forward. Beeblebrox (talk) 22:03, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. I will say it's a lot easier to go second. You diving in gave me that final nudge to give it a shot. 28bytes (talk) 23:21, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
I count that as a win then. Beeblebrox (talk)

File:Kafka Museum.JPG

can you delete the en copy of this? I've moved it to commons.PumpkinSky talk 19:15, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

Looks like Magog the Ogre's taken care of it. 28bytes (talk) 11:06, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Userpage critique

I have critiqued a lot of userpages and whenever I do I always get comments saying that I should not. For this reason, I decided to write a page saying why I do this. I hope that on this page I state a simple idea and then restate it in several ways - I would not hope that anyone would need to read more than 2-3 sentences anywhere in this essay to understand my point. What do you think? Is it obvious to you why I do not approve of the content of your userpage? - User:Bluerasberry/userpagepolicy Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:51, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

Do you really think this is appropriate? Chedzilla (talk) 22:40, 29 July 2012 (UTC)
Ched, 28bytes invited him to do this here. So Bluerasberry is an outlier on an RFB that is like a gazillion to 2... so what? What harm is there? What's wrong with just letting him have his say? --Floquenstein's monster (talk) 22:45, 29 July 2012 (UTC)
I wasn't aware it was solicited. My apologies. (and struck) Chedzilla (talk) 23:08, 29 July 2012 (UTC)
Hi Blue Rasberry. Thanks for stopping by. My previous userpage had a little bit more information about my interests. Is that closer to the type of userpage you prefer? 28bytes (talk) 02:18, 30 July 2012 (UTC)
Yes - but I wish you understood why. This is not about my preference; it is about the needs of new users. And it is not about a type of userpage; it is about principles of advertising - identify the brand and pitch the product or service being sold. If you re-added a statement like this "I'm also interested in classic (retro) gaming, and the Atari 2600 platform in particular... if you see any notable Atari 2600 games that have red links in the List of Atari 2600 games, you can help out by creating an article for them." then that would fulfill my expectations and give anyone who visits your page an idea of who you are and what they can do when they visit you. Right now I feel like you share nothing personal nor give anything to your visitors. It is no fun to visit a social website without profiles and without getting options to do something, and I assert that community representatives have a duty to make other users have fun. Blue Rasberry (talk) 12:54, 31 July 2012 (UTC)
OK, I think I understand where you're coming from. I've restored some of the text I had in there previously. (To be honest, I don't recall why I removed it in the first place, but I'm certainly happy to put it back.) 28bytes (talk) 14:20, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

(looks around nervously) We're in a social website? (quickly finds a place to hide). - jc37 13:32, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

I have to say that Bluerasberry has a point. I'm not a new editor, but I still check userpages. I feel more comfortable with editors whose userpages give at least something away. It makes the person seem more human. Userpages that redirect to talk pages or don't exist at all are the worse. Ryan Vesey 13:38, 31 July 2012 (UTC)
Makes sense to me. 28bytes (talk) 14:36, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Alt account

When your a 'crat, you need to rename User:28bytes_alt to User:224bits.--v/r - TP 14:35, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

👍 Like 28bytes (talk) 15:34, 30 July 2012 (UTC)
I had once called him 28tarabytes, feeling he was rather adept. Ironically, I have always felt that you were offended by this, and that was never my intent. I am glad to see the community support you have. It is a testament that your account is operated by one worthy of emulation. A fact I have long known. Sincerely. 76Strat String da Broke da (talk) 08:51, 31 July 2012 (UTC)
Offended? Not at all! I am always a fan of clever wordplay. I believe when my RfA passed, someone suggested I change my username to 28​18bytes since I was given an extra bit. Anyway, thank you for the kind words. 28bytes (talk) 14:25, 31 July 2012 (UTC)


  • HOO RAH!! PumpkinSky talk 21:08, 1 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Mwahahaha! The fools! Our dastardly plan worked! Now you can make my army of socks admins, and together we can take over the... oh, wait. It isn't closed yet? Nevermind. (congrats a few minutes early) --Floquenbeam (talk) 00:19, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Br'er Rabbit (talk) 00:36, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Founder flags for everyone! 28bytes (talk) 00:41, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

As a point on the button above, I recently created {{Clickb}} that is much easier to use. Ryan Vesey 14:49, 2 August 2012 (UTC)


Just over a year ago, I had promoted you to admin. Now, I'm delighted to congratulate on your successful RfB and inform you of your promotion to 'crat. Good luck with the new tools, and may your patience hold for a long time even as you work at WP:CHU. Maxim(talk) 00:42, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank you sir, again! 28bytes (talk) 00:43, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
Nice job. MBisanz talk 00:47, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
Congrats from me too! It's well-deserved. (And this time it looks like I didn't mess it up for you.) --Tryptofish (talk) 00:49, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
Thank you both. (And all's well that end's well.) 28bytes (talk) 00:55, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Thanks for taking up crat duties. My congratulations and best wishes. Wifione Message 01:08, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
Thank you! 28bytes (talk) 03:52, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! 28bytes (talk) 03:52, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Welcome aboard. Did you make it onto the 'crat list ok? I'm no longer an admin there (after a year-long wikibreak, reasonably enough so). If I can answer anything, or give advice, by all means let me know, and congrats. Pakaran 04:07, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks Pakaran! I just hit the subscribe button on the mailing list, so hopefully I'll be on there soon. 28bytes (talk) 04:15, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Oh good grief ..someone actually gave you the ability to do something here? ... geesh! — Ched :  ?  04:10, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
Just for that, I'm going to rename you User:Turnip stump. 28bytes (talk) 04:14, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Congratulations! Face-grin.svg All the best in your crat duties TheStrikeΣagle 04:35, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! 28bytes (talk) 04:37, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Congrats on the new flag. To verify the request to join wikien-bureaucrats that I'm 99.9% sure is from you anyway, can you email me? Thanks. EVula // talk // // 07:24, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

 Done. 28bytes (talk) 14:52, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
Thank you both. 28bytes (talk) 14:51, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Con-gwa-chu-wa-shuns : ) - jc37 13:33, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! 28bytes (talk) 14:51, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Congratulations!!! --j⚛e deckertalk 15:46, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks Joe! 28bytes (talk) 22:47, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
Thank you! 28bytes (talk) 22:47, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Congratulations from me as well. You will make a great crat :-) Regards SoWhy 22:00, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank you very much! 28bytes (talk) 22:47, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

This seems like a fine opportunity to tell you I think you do excellent work around here. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 22:08, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

That's very kind of you to say. Thank you. 28bytes (talk) 22:47, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

A bit late, but congratulations!--Slon02 (talk) 01:21, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! 28bytes (talk) 09:51, 4 August 2012 (UTC)


Is it customary to block accounts that have been renamed? Can you block this and User:Ctjf83 so they can't be hacked and impersonate me? thanks, Ctjf83 Alt (talk) 07:04, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

I've blocked User:Ctjf83 Alt per your request; post a comment here from User:Ctjf83 and I'll courtesy-block that one as well. 28bytes (talk) 14:47, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
Here you go, thanks! Ctjf83 (talk) 23:22, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
 Done. 28bytes (talk) 23:26, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

A very bureaucratic kitten for you!

Cute grey kitten.jpg

Congratulations on your bureaucracy! May you serve Wikipedia well with your new tools!

Brambleberry of RC 15:19, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! 28bytes (talk) 15:23, 2 August 2012 (UTC)


Congratulations on becoming a bureaucrat! Thine Antique Pen 15:48, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Congratulations from me too, and thank you for handing the toolkit to me! De728631 (talk) 22:51, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
Thank you both! 28bytes (talk) 22:53, 2 August 2012 (UTC)


Congratulations on passing your RfB, 28bytes; it's awesome that one of my adminship nominees has gone on to become a bureaucrat. I am very proud of you, indeed. :) Acalamari 15:56, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank you very much for the kind words. Your support, both past and present, has meant a lot to me. 28bytes (talk) 22:52, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

That was fast

[2] Now go rename some users. Ryan Vesey 22:40, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Oh you have beenRyan Vesey 22:46, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I didn't have to agonize too long over what to do with De728631's RfA. :) 28bytes (talk) 22:54, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

A Belated Congratulation

On your successful RFB! Also, do crats retroactively get al of the admin tool,s or do you need to be both an admin and a crat (as I see you are)? Thanks, Electric Catfish 23:03, 2 August 2012 (UTC).

I'm under the assumption that the admin tools are part of the crat package as well; however, if they weren't it would be fairly humorous because a crat could desysop themselves. Ryan Vesey 23:07, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
When User:X! retired, he desysoped himself. 28bytes (talk) 23:09, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! Technically, an editor can be a bureaucrat without being an admin, but no one (on English Wikipedia, at least), has become a 'crat without first already having admin rights. I could theoretically remove administrator rights from my account and still close RfAs, for example. 28bytes (talk) 23:08, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
You're lucky that exceptionally we have enough current RfA for you to get your hand in immediately ;) Let's hope that the RfA process stays as clean as it appears to be recently and there will be plenty more work for you!. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 02:58, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
I've really been amazed at how smoothly most of the recent RfAs have been going. I don't think I've ever seen so many unanimous ones. 28bytes (talk) 03:00, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
Well deserved. –BuickCenturyDriver 03:42, 5 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! 28bytes (talk) 17:41, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

request to changing my name

could you change my name from twana .ismail , to Twana . please best wishes — Preceding unsigned comment added by Twana.ismail (talkcontribs) 15:53, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi. Looks like someone has already registered User:Twana; if would you like to take that username from them, you can request that at Wikipedia:Changing username/Usurpations. If not I can change your username to something no one's registered yet, such as User:Twana1. 28bytes (talk) 16:11, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
hi again , ( Twana1 would be okey), --Twana.ismail (talk) 16:58, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
 Done. The user "Twana.ismail" has been renamed to "Twana1". 28bytes (talk) 17:15, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
thanks 28bytes , --Twana.ismail (talk) 17:21, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
Glad to help. 28bytes (talk) 17:33, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Email problem

I did not receive your email, since the domain I used was blocked...--Jasper Deng (talk) 16:42, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Oh. Well, the gist of my reply was "I took a look; you don't need to approach him; just stick to 1RR and if you get reverted, maybe ask The Anome to take a look, since he seems to know a thing or two about the topic." 28bytes (talk) 16:45, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Monika steiner


I wonder if I can trouble you to email me a copy of the recently deleted article on the artist Monika Steiner?

Thank you,

Greg24.5.97.125 (talk) 16:29, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

 Done. 28bytes (talk) 17:41, 6 August 2012 (UTC)