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Archive I (Feb-July 2005) Archive II (1 August 2005 - 8 August 2005) Archive III (9 August 2005 - 21 August 2005) Archive IV (21 August 2005 - 26 August 2005) Archive V (27 August 2005 - 11 September 2005) Archive VI (12 September 2005 - 14 September 2006) Archive VII (15 September 2006 - 1 March 2007) Archive VIII (2 March 2007 - 12 May 2007) Archive IX (12 May 2007 - 19 October 2007)

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Image for Tellus Audio[edit]

Hello A Train

I am the archivist for Joseph Nechvatal. Someone we do not know created a fine page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tellus_Audio_Cassette_Magazine on a project Dr. Nechvatal launched in 1983 called Tellus Audio Cassette Magazine. I added some hyperlinks in the text and cleaned up the authors English slightly. Dr, Nechvatal confirmed the validity of the information. My question is: would you like a logo image from the Tellus project that Dr, Nechvatal created? I am not allowed to upload images. Dr. Nechvatal sent it to my computer with full permission to post it (It is already on the web). Please advise.

Also, perhaps you would like to remove the 2 headers at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tellus_Audio_Cassette_Magazine

Thank you

Twinkletellus (talk) 08:40, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

RfA Thanks[edit]

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Thank you for your support in my RfA. It was a success, and I look forward to getting started! Hiberniantears 18:01, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
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Re: Brian0918[edit]

Many thanks...looks like it got resolved. About as quick as I found it. What can happen when you make an edit and go to the store. Take Care...NeutralHomer T:C 18:30, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Great Disappointment[edit]

Actually I can explain it. I was looking at the difference of your last edit, then I hit "edit" to make a minor rewording of something. For some reason it saved the old version (like a revert), but that was unintentional. I'm not sure how I made that mistake, but never mind now. Cuñado ☼ - Talk 05:32, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Given that Christianity is the most widespread religion, and represents one third of the world, it would not be too much to assume that a reader knows who Jesus is. When you consider that Muslims by definition also accept and recognize Jesus, that makes over one half of the world. A clear introduction would be needed for a religion like Flying Spaghetti Monsterism, but not Christianity. Likewise the Second Coming is common knowledge to anyone vaguely familiar with Christianity. This isn't a subject I care to debate over, so I'll just leave it as your last edit.
On the other subject, I thought it was important to say that the event didn't happen as expected, because 1) some went on to believe that the date was correct, but that it was a spiritual return, not the cataclysmic event that was assumed, 2) some believe that the date was correct and that Jesus did appear again on earth (Baha'is). Cuñado ☼ - Talk 01:03, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
I absolutely take your point on the second sentence, and I thank you for agreeing to compromise on the former. If you'll note, I did try my best to work both of our intros together. A Traintalk 01:19, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

About the blocking of BPRD Agent[edit]

Hi, I noticed you blocked BPRD Agent with no expiry time with reason: Vandalism-only account; see contribs and deleted contribs. Um, isn't the Deleted Contributions only restricted to administrators? TobytheTramEngine 21:52, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

That's correct. What's your point? A Traintalk 14:37, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
Oh, I just wanna know. Thanks, though. TobytheTramEngine (talk) 15:43, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Muren.jpg)[edit]

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Spore (band) deleted[edit]

You had previously deleted this entry based on A7 -- "subject is important or significant." I'm giving it another shot having a good deal of familiarity with this band and having found some additional info. I you still think its A7, then that's ok too.

>> "Notice: You are re-creating a page that was deleted.
>> You should consider whether it is appropriate to continue editing this page.
>> Information is available on what to do if a page you created is deleted. The
>> deletion log for this page is provided here for convenience
>> 16:24, 28 March 2007 A Train (Talk | contribs) deleted "Spore (band)" ‎ (CSD:A7)"

--10stone5 (talk) 21:44, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Japanese Animation Club of Orlando[edit]

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Pack (canine)[edit]

I agree that Pack need some work. Is there an appropriate way to flag it for some attention? User:Pedant (talk) 18:10, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Wow, I left that talk page message 3 years ago. :) The best thing to do would be to find a Wiki Project where there would be some subject matter experts or failing that, to tag it as unreferenced. A Traintalk 14:42, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
In support of Operation COOKIE MONSTER (OCM) I'm presenting WikiCookies in appreciation for military service to the United States. Happy Independence Day! Ndunruh (talk) 00:47, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Help[edit]

Could you maybe help me with getting more info for the references so it could be more visable on the NOTES Kelvin Martinez (talk) 00:31, 13 July 2008 (UTC) Honorific titles in popular music —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kelvin Martinez (talkcontribs) 00:50, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Sockpuppet...[edit]

I think I have a sockpuppet account, but how do I found out if this user is the sockpuppeter? HairyPerry (talk) 15:52, 16 September 2008 (UTC)


Khaty2[edit]

Sorry about that I tried to follow the instructions and I accidentally deleted some of the content. Thanks for the help.

Don't you worry about it. There's some rules around here about being nicer to new users who are learning the ropes; sorry that the other folks you ran into weren't more mindful of them. Good luck. A Traintalk 02:26, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

A question[edit]

Hey, not sure if you are right person, but you are admin so I will ask you. Can you please do something about Montenegrin related articles on Wikipedia. On every page Serbs edit it and put "Serbian" language, even though official language is Montenegrin, and not Serbian. Can you please help us, as there is no limit of Serbian aggression, even on Wikipedia. And it will show that Wikipedia respects every country constitution. Thanks for reading, I hope I will get answer from you.

Best regards, Rave92

Rave92 (talk) 13:00, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Hi Rave-
Having looked into your contribution history and at your talk page, it seems like the problem you're having is that you're trying to make changes that are against the consensus of the other editors you're working with. Why don't you bring it up at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Serbia and see if you can't convince other editors that your point of view is correct? The consensus isn't always right, but we can't operate the project without it. Good luck. A Traintalk 15:32, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image (Image:Helen Merrill LP.jpg)[edit]

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Request for neutral opinion[edit]

Hi, I and my fellow editors are facing a deadlock on a issue of removing/toning down few lines on 'Allegations of Human Rights violation against the Indian Army' under 'criticism of the operation' section in Operation Blue Star article, concerns include WP:NPOV, WP:SOAP & WP:V, the summary of dispute can be found at [1]. I would request you to kindly go through the article and please let us know your views/opinion at the talk page of the article so that npov, balance and undue weight concerns may be looked into and a consensual solution may be found. Thanks LegalEagle (talk) 05:36, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Mille grazie![edit]

...for your help and encouragement. It is indeed habit-forming; I am trying restrain my enthusiasm until given license by the community. Then it'll be "Katie, bar the door!" One comment on the bleach page encouraged an entry for hypochlorous acid; I think that, sodium hypochlorite, and carbon tetrachloride (which referenced the offending Obadasi article) will all be near-term goals.

Thanks again! GVB012009 (talk) 07:25, 30 January 2009 (UTC)


Re: Anne Kronenberg[edit]

My pleasure! Thanks for the kick-in-the-butt-edit-summary to get it going! :) FlyingToaster 04:08, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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You're a really good general contributer to Wikipedia! Keep up the good work! Advanceforward (talk) 12:43, 3 May 2009 (UTC)


Article on Project Fanboy website[edit]

Hi, I was wondering if you would be kind enough to take a minute to look over an article I've written in my sandbox on the Project Fanboy website and let me know if you think it would stick as an article on Wikipedia or not? Millennium Cowboy (talk) 19:34, 5 June 2009 (UTC)


Brazilian Man[edit]

(If you find language errors, I'm sorry)

Greetings. I've been having troubles while editing some articles and I need an administrator's help. The problem is: there's an user who's preventing me from make my editions, all he does is to remove the data which he himself judges to be vague or unworthy.

For example: In Hulk's article I tried to explain, at the section Powers and abilities, that Hulk possesses a high level superhuman strength. I mean, Hulk's superhuman strength cannot be compared to the superhuman strength of characters like Spider-Man. You certainly know characters as Hulk, Juggernaut and DC's Superman are much stronger than Spider-Man, for, if you read comics, you must know the first ones can easily do things like destroy buildings and mountains maybe with a single hit. Also, the bodies of these characters are too strong that don't allow them to be killed by bullets, missiles, electricity, fire, great explosions, falling from huge heights or common injuries, unlike the arachnoid hero, and Spider-Man fought already every one of them, but was easily outmatched. Do you understand that?

Then, I tried to put this information in order to explain that there are differences between the strengths of such characters, but this user just don't want to realize anything of this, and keeps reverting my editions. I'm sure he also knows that such differences exist. But I'm not saying that such characters deserve a proper category.

Another example: I tried to write in the article Doctor Doom, at the section Mental Powers, that Doom used his ability of exchange bodies in all Fantastic Four members, the worst enemies of him (and I proved it to the user, an you can see it here too), but the same thing happened: the same user deleted the information and he keeps reverting all my editions. He removes all that he wants without starting any talk. Yes, I also didn't start any talk before I made my editions, but I think there's some difference between to add and to remove.

His name is ThuranX. I don't want to continue the war of editions, but I really need your help. In case you are not interested in help me, I will try to talk with another administrator. Thank you.Brazilian Man (talk) 19:12, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for you help!Brazilian Man (talk) 06:55, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Answered[edit]

Hi, A Train. I've replied on my page, sorry to be so slow. Bishonen | talk 00:50, 19 July 2009 (UTC).

Ryan Postlethwaite....[edit]

.... at your service! Let me know what needs doing Mr Train! Ryan PostlethwaiteSee the mess I've created or let's have banter 15:49, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Fullstops in thumbnail summaries[edit]

Hi there. I'm an editor from a gaming wiki and happen to have an inquiry regarding fullstops in image summaries. By which I am referring to the text that you have in a thumbnail image. Is there a reason/specific policy that explains why there aren't any fullstops? Seeing as you are an active admin, I thought you might know. Thanks! Calebchiam (talk) 08:12, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

An exciting opportunity to get involved![edit]

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Are we in agreement?[edit]

I've been completely censored. What the hell corp every one of my comments was valid. You should of let people judge for themselves what they thought of them. Censored by corp......makes perfect sense. Well I've read everyones comments so far and the only one who attacks me is the 100% atheist with a baby (shivers). Well I feel weakend because you cesored me so much. I don't even know what to say now. Its quite impossible to respond to all that hate in red. How in the hell would people follow it?? Unless I copied the entire blog and then wrote my responses in BLUE or something. Then knowing you and you megalomania you would do the same thing and respond to my Blue comments in YELLOW. Yellow for your skin color cause your a coward for censoring me. But anyways your freinds would be so confused and bored. It wouldn't be fair. But I do see that EVERYTHING you wrote can a have a rebuttal (and a funny one at that). Your a funny guy corpo. You do make me look foolish by taking apart a a perfectly good message and commenting on every word every second. Anyone can do that to anyones letters. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 130.157.50.142 (talk) 04:10, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

RE: A request less ordinary[edit]

As you may have noticed, I wasn't around at the time you contacted me. Did you find anyone else to help you? - Mgm|(talk) 10:40, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Unprotecting Bitweaver from creation[edit]

Hi, would you mind unprotecting Bitweaver from creation? I have a page draft ready here: User:Kozuch/Bitweaver. Thanks for your effort in advance.--Kozuch (talk) 21:21, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for File:Azzam Sept 2005.jpg[edit]

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Public domain and Wikipedia.[edit]

Wikipedia and public domain for upcoming edits.[edit]

Please discuss seriously about http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(policy)#Wikipedia_and_public_domain_for_upcoming_edits. Rishikeshan (talk)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear A Train,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 04:06, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Notification of imminent suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in over one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions have been removed pending your return. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e. as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised, that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions, and that you have not been inactive for a three year period of time). If you remain inactive for a three year period of time, including the present year you have been inactive, you will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFA. This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 08:15, 3 February 2013 (UTC)