User talk:Acalamari/Archive 032

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"(Tagged as a sock of a sock of Grawp, not necessary)"[edit]

You posted this on the user page of my IP address. What the heck does that mean? (talk) 18:04, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Another user had placed a sockpuppet tag on the user page of your IP. "Grawp" is an extremely disruptive vandal (and a sockpuppet of another account himself), and your IP was tagged as a sockpuppet of one of Grawp's sockpuppets (confusing? Same here.). I deleted the page, as it was not necessary. Best wishes. Acalamari 18:09, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Thank you for explaining that. :) -- (talk) 18:13, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
You're welcome! Glad to help. Acalamari 18:14, 6 February 2009 (UTC)


I was about to greet you about the same thing. Anyway, good luck. I'm about to have my lunch... but I'm still waiting who will win the most coveted award. =) --Efe (talk) 03:31, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Heh, great coincidence. :D I'm be online for a couple more minutes to sort things out, and then I'll be offline for the next several hours, when I will be asleep. I'll help clean things up tomorrow. Best wishes. Acalamari 03:59, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for spotting that I'm not a sock ;-)[edit]

Re: this edit - many thanks for that! I hadn't realised (obviously) and now that it's fixed I'm finding it quite amusing ;-) Cheers, This flag once was redpropagandadeeds 21:54, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome: I've blocked a few Nimbley6 socks, and have been looking out for them when I noticed that your talk page was in the categories. The thought of the person who has dealt the most with Nimbley6 blatantly being a suspected and actual sock of the user they're dealing with is amusing. :) Keep up the good work. Acalamari 21:58, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

This flag was once red[edit]

re: [1] - thanks, I'm usually pretty good about that sort of thing. I hope I didn't get him suspected of anything, especially as he and I have been working together to protect some articles from the Nimbley6-socks. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs)/(e-mail) 22:21, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

No, no, he wouldn't have been suspected of anything. It's very easy to make mistakes regarding categories like that (my talk page was in "Wikipedia userboxes" for a long time), so don't worry about it. Yes, you and This flag once was red have done good work in dealing with Nimbley6 socks, and I've blocked a few of them myself. Best wishes. Acalamari 23:33, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Completely unrelated to the project, but..[edit]

I see that you're a completely 'confessed' (clever) Madge fan. Did you manage to see the Sticky & Sweet tour? I've seen both the Re-Invention and Confessions tours at Madison Square Garden. However I missed her first go of the current tour in London last year, and I'm glad I did as there were sound problems and delays which stranded loads of people due to London's fantastic transport network. Anyhow I'm considering her second go in July, but was looking for some perspective on it. Cheers. Nja247 (talkcontribs) 07:01, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Heh, heh, I would love to have gone to have seen Madonna perform, but unfortunately, the nearest concert of hers to me was several hundred miles away, and it wouldn't have been an easy journey. That being said, if you can get to Madonna's next concert in London, and want to see her, I say go ahead. Don't hold me to this, but I'd be very surprised if the issues that surrounded the first performance there would plague the second time: normally if artists had problems at a concert, they try to make sure that the second time around goes much more smoothly than the first.
Oh, and the userbox is "User:Bisco/Userboxes/Madonna confessed fan", which, I too, found on another user page. :D Best wishes. Acalamari 17:42, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Io (band) wiki[edit]

Hi there. You keep changing my edit to the Io (band) page. You quite rightly state that there should be two pages. However, they should be listed seperatly under Io (german band) and Io (UK band) as Io (band) describes both. Is this something which you could give me advice on? Cheers Bathrobeninja (talk) 18:46, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

The best thing to do would be to create an "IO (English band)" page and to possibly rename the "IO (band)" article to "IO (German band)". However, with the English band, you may wish to read our guidelines on band articles to help you in writing the article. Having the two bands on one page is likely to be confusing, hence why they should be on two pages. Hope that helps. Thanks. Acalamari 18:53, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

I wanted to thank you for your comments (and support!) at my recently failed RfA. Your comments are well taken and I'm glad you appreciate an editor (admin wannabe) that still does notable article work! Thanks again, and there is a full (but general) thank you on my talk page should you be interested. ~ ωαdεstεr16«talkstalk» 16:54, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

In case you didn't notice[edit]

Admin Puzzle Icon.png My RfA passed with 61 support, 3 oppose, and 1 neutral

Thank you for your participation and the valuable madge advice --- cheers! Nja247 20:06, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

RfA graphs[edit]

I'm glad you like them! I don't remember exactly why I started doing them, (the full list of ones I've done with graphs and data, by the way, is at User:Neurolysis/R) but I seem to recall that Rootology and I were discussing his RfA, and he wondered how close to the bar it would be. I got out doing some mathematical equations and formulas, and figured that the data used to generate predictions could be useful itself in generating line graphs, both in trend and time. I am doing them (and have done them) for all RfAs lasting the full seven days since Rootlogy's, and will continue to do so. :) neuro(talk) 21:47, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Yes, they're very good. I saw the one for Rootology's RfA, and noticed more since then. I'm curious to see the graph on an RfA where the support/oppose percentages change rapidly throughout the candidacy, though I would feel sorry for such a candidate. :) A candidacy where the support was low for the first couple of days and gained enough support to pass in the following days would be interesting too. I hope you continue them for the time being, they are useful.
Oh, and thanks for fixing the formatting on my talk page. Funnily enough, I edit-conflicted with you in fixing the formatting on your talk page. :) Best wishes. Acalamari 21:58, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
No problem. I don't know if Nja knows, so I've notified them. neuro(talk) 22:01, 17 February 2009 (UTC)


I just noticed your user edit counts. I have been on 3 months less than you and made 28,000 less edits in that time. I thought that I was bad. Seriously, what's your secret? Kevin Rutherford (talk) 02:37, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! Actually, I have no secret, other than the fact that I once had a lot of time to make a lot of edits to Wikipedia. I still have time to edit quite a bit, though I rarely reach the 1000 edits a month mark nowadays. It also depends on what and how you edit: I've made a lot of small improvements to articles, whether a lot of other users have created entire articles in only a few edits. Remember though, that 10,000 edits that are a mixture of article creation and improvement and vandal-fighting is a lot more valuable than 100,000 edits to a user page. :) Best wishes. Acalamari 03:15, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
That is true. You have also probably noticed the nostalgia that some of us share thinking of the "glory" days of a thousand of more edits. Ah, the good ol' days. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 03:23, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
Acalamari made his first edit about five weeks before I made mine and he has me by 7,000 edits, so you're not the only one straggling along behind him. Strangely, though, the both of us have made 53% of our edits to the mainspace. Useight (talk) 04:47, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
Ah yes, I remember the days when having 10,000 or more edits almost guaranteed a successful request (or at the very least, stopped snowballs) for adminship. Funny how that changed. Actually, now that I think about it (it was late when I responded above last night), I do remember a time when I cared about my position on Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by number of edits, so that might have influenced me to edit more. I guess what Casliber said about that page encouraging encyclopedia building is true then. :D Acalamari 17:23, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

And last, but not least[edit]

Rollback Rights[edit]

Hey, my name is macromonkey, and I recently requested rollback rights, but I was turned down, due to my lack of experience and past edit warring, so I thought I should have an attempt at explaining some of this. I did recently engage in edit warring, yet, since I changed my username, I have decided to turn over a new leaf and make more contributions to wikipedia, and as such, have been patrolling recently created pages etc since the name change. I have also stopped edit warring, and have taken to discussing matters more, which has had some success for me. And admittedly, I don't have years of vandalism fighting or thousands of edits behind me. But I intend to. I have downloaded Twinkle, which is very helpful, although these rights would be an incredible help. I will understand if you will not grant me the rights, but thank you for your time Macromonkey (talk) 12:21, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Hi Macromonkey, it would be considered bad form of me to grant you rollback so soon after another admin has already declined it. However, should you spend the next two weeks building up your vandal-fighting experience, and also understand that rollback shouldn't be used for revert-warring, then come back to me after that period has passed, and I'll reconsider your request. Best wishes. Acalamari 18:22, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
Thank you! I will get started right away. And thanks again Macromonkey (talk) 19:05, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
You are welcome. :) Acalamari 19:09, 22 February 2009 (UTC)


Thank you. :) Acalamari 18:22, 22 February 2009 (UTC)


Course, Thanks :) Vítor & Rihanna (msg) 21:45 22 February 2009 (UTC)

I saw your post there, so thank you for doing that. :) Discussing the situation will help greatly to resolve the matter. Best wishes. Acalamari 21:50, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
You welcome fella. Give your opinion in Talk: Rihanna please :) Vítor & Rihanna (msg) 21:51 22 February 2009 (UTC)


Thanks very musch and, I'd like to say, that was extremly fast!

FYI Pedro :  Chat  18:20, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
Responded on Pedro's talk page. Acalamari 18:28, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Five years[edit]

"Five years—my brain hurts a lot!" Everyking (talk) 06:07, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Ireland page protection[edit]

Hi, can you unprotect the Ireland page please? I wish to edit it and a year on from your initial block there is no evidence of much vandalism anymore. Wikipedia should be free for all to edit and contribute. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:54, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Unprotected, though bear in mind it may end up getting re-protected soon: the articles of countries are often vandal targets. Acalamari 16:05, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Re: Barnstar[edit]

Thank you very much! All part of the service! Cheers, This flag once was redpropagandadeeds 21:52, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome. :) Acalamari 21:54, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
I'm feeling stalked now. ;)
Thanks, Acalamari, and Cheers, Amalthea 21:56, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
Ha, ha. :D You're welcome. Acalamari 22:07, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

That was swift! Thanks! This flag once was redpropagandadeeds 18:43, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

That was a lucky catch, actually. :D I saw your name in recent changes, and saw what was going on, and...what do you know? Saw you reverting Nimbley6. :) You're welcome for that block. Acalamari 18:45, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Mostly out of curiosity...[edit]

...what was with your block of Shalom Yechiel (talk · contribs)? He hasn't edited in almost a month. Has he been engaging in off-wiki harassment? Sarcasticidealist (talk) 03:13, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Just saw your unblock. Cheers. Sarcasticidealist (talk) 03:16, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
I made a foolish error in the block screen. I was actually looking at someone else's block, and typed in Shalom Yechiel in the username part, as I thought he had been blocked for something, and I was using that screen to look at block logs. I mistakenly hit enter, and blocked him indefinitely with the settings of another user. It's a stupid error on my part, and should be ignored. Acalamari 03:20, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Notifying on talk page after block[edit]

Hi Acalamari! Concerning your block of Xmarshmellow (talk · contribs), is there a reason you haven't notified the user of the block on their talk page? I ask because our blocking policy says users should be notified of the block on their talk page except for good reasons. Also, I gave the user a vandalism warning without knowing you'd already blocked them; if there was a notification on their talk page I wouldn't have done that (my fault, in the end, but it could have been avoided). Not a big deal of course, but just thought I'd ask out of curiosity. -kotra (talk) 00:17, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

No, no, nothing in this matter is your fault at all. The reason I didn't give a block notice is after edits like this and this, I didn't think it was really worth giving a block notice. Normally I do give out block notices (see the talk pages of the IPs I blocked today), but in this case I just left it. I'll go back and leave a notice if you like, but after edits like those, I'd like to assume good faith but experience tells me that it's better if that account remains blocked. Hope that explains things. Acalamari 00:25, 28 February 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick response! I can understand your reluctance to give a vandal another outlet for vandalism or timewasting (in the form of unblock requests). Actually, the main reason I think talk page notifications are useful is for other editors (like me) so we can easily tell if an account has been blocked or not. That way we don't leave spurious warnings like I did in this case. Maybe a template that doesn't mention unblocking would be useful in cases like this; I see there are a couple in Category:User block templates, but I don't know if they're considered obsolete or what. Anyway, I'm rambling. Thanks for explaining! -kotra (talk) 00:59, 28 February 2009 (UTC)
You're welcome, and thanks for coming to my talk page to discuss this. For the record, I just left the "vandalblock" template on the talk page. Even if no one else sees the template, it will put the page in CAT:TEMP, and then it will be deleted in a month's time. Best wishes. Acalamari 03:15, 28 February 2009 (UTC)
Ok, keen! Happy editing (or adminning, or whatever it is you do). -kotra (talk) 18:31, 28 February 2009 (UTC)
Both. :D Acalamari 21:31, 28 February 2009 (UTC)


Hi Acalamari,

You left a note on my talk page asking if I'd like rollback rights. Can I take you up on the offer?  : ) Ka Faraq Gatri (talk) 22:57, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Rollback granted. :) For practice, you may wish to look at Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback. Good luck. Acalamari 23:02, 1 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. :) Ka Faraq Gatri (talk) 23:03, 1 March 2009 (UTC)
You're welcome! Acalamari 23:04, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Regarding Shawnpoo[edit]

Did you not read the above message that I placed on my talk page? I handled it with the anon and it has been resolved. I have made over 800 edits today and this was my first mistake. Shawnpoo (talk) 00:37, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

I was responding to a report at AIV, and the first part of my message was indeed out of date by the time I had posted it. However, I am correct on the rollback issue: some admins would have removed your rollback and Huggle access after this, regardless of an apology to the IP, while I only gave you a reminder over it; that's all. Thanks. Acalamari 00:41, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Rollback rights[edit]

Hello, I would like to request for rollback rights? :) I see alot of vandalism that can easily be rid of by a roll back. I have to do this manually which can be a time consuming process so I would therefore like to request rollback rights :) Neutralle 12:03, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Rollback granted: I see you don't have many edits, but I'll brush that aside in this case. Looking at your reverts, if something is vandalism, you'll revert it as vandalism, while when you need to revert good-faith edits, you give a reason for your revert: this is good. Remember to do this with rollback, as rollback should be used to revert vandalism. For practice, you may wish to see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback. Good luck. Acalamari 17:23, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Danity Kane discography[edit]

The Danity Kane article says they sold 1 million copies in the United States (I mean, it says domestically, not internationally), and has a valid source to back it up. But the Danity Kane Discography article displays that they shipped 935,000 in the United States, and has a valid source to back it up; that source is even more recent than the source in the Danity Kane article saying they sold a million in the United States.

IPs keep changing the Danity Kane discography article to display 1 million in the United States. I was not paying attention before to why they kept/keep doing that; I had figured they were just lying about the group's sales (some were, of course). But today I really paid attention to it. What should I do in this case? Flyer22 (talk) 02:08, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Hmm...this is a tough one. I don't have much time to comment at the moment, but for my own benefit, what are the two sources, and which one would you consider more reliable? I'll have to think about this one and give a better response tomorrow (dinnertime here). I apologize for any delays, or if this was unhelpful. Acalamari 03:24, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
They are both from the same source -- The one for the Danity Kane article (in its lead) is this, and the one in the Danity Kane discography article is this.
On the show Making the Band, Danity Kane has been called a platinum-selling group (they certainly have been called that this season on the show in confusion of the group having been split up). Maybe I should search for other valid sources showing that their first album went platinum, and then I'll have my answer (unless there are also as many recent sources saying they sold 935,000). Maybe some sources mean multi-platinum, but certainly not the one from the Danity Kane article. Flyer22 (talk) 18:14, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
To qualify as a platinum-selling artist, do they have to sell more than one million copies for an album, or is it more than one million total sales (but not necessarily a million sales for each album)? I assume it's a million copies an album, but is it possible that some sources are confused at what defines "platinum-selling" perhaps? I find it odd though that Billboard condradicts its own figures. Acalamari 18:30, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
Hmmm, I would normally say it means they sold 1 million copies or somewhat over that for an album, but I just Googled it (because Billboard has confused me...and you, LOL) and I came across this site. I know that it's not a reliable source, but a poster said this in regards to the topic about Guns N' Roses there: "The article mentions its platinum because its shipped a million albums, but its only sold 537,000? Always makes me wonder how off the album sales are since the 90's when they changed how they counted album sales."
And now that I think about it, the lead of the Danity Kane article states that they (Danity Kane, of course) shipped 1 million copies. Flyer22 (talk) 19:04, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Accountcreator RFD Closure[edit]

While I don't care that it was deleted, your closure per CSD R2 was an incorrect rationale. R2 specifically excludes redirects to the Wikipedia: namespace so it technically doesn't fit. I don't think it matters in this case, but I thought I'd point it out for future reference. -- JLaTondre (talk) 21:20, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Meh...I knew I shouldn't have closed that RfD after a rough day, not that that justifies CSD-errors. That being said, I don't think any drama will come out over that redirect. Thanks for mentioning this. Acalamari 21:54, 6 March 2009 (UTC)


Hey this is Screenhog. I was wondering if you would be willing to grant me rollback rights? I despise vandalism and have been fighting against it since I first found Wikipedia. I know this account was recently created and does not have many edits, but I am spending most of my time get rid of vandalism qith WikiGuard. Rollback rights would help immensely with the tedious job of reducing vandalism. Thanks! ChobotsScreenhog 19:09, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
Hi there ChobotsScreenhog, I am pleased with your eagerness for wanting to revert vandalism, but unfortunately, after a look at your contributions, you don't appear to have done much vandal-fighting, so I can't really judge how well you would use the rollback tool. However, if you have a look at Wikipedia:Vandalism, practice reverting with the undo feature for a some time, then come back to me in a few days or a week, and I'll re-evaluate you then. Best wishes. Acalamari 19:10, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

EDIT: Ok thanks!

EDIT2: I just found Vandalism by IP Address user:


Hi. Thanks for your kind words. I have decided to be on a wikibreak rather than fully retired now, but I feel now is the right time to concentrate more on other things in my life. After what was heading towards a fourth unsuccessful RfA (is that a record?!) I felt it might be a good time. Thank you though for leaving that message. It was very much appreciated. Wikiwoohoo (talk) 03:12, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

You're very welcome for what I said. :) No, fours unsuccessful RfAs is not a record, so don't worry: the most I think was seven or eight. As for your current status, I am pleased that you've decided to stay, but at the same time, I'm glad you remember the importance of real life too. :) Best wishes. Acalamari 16:19, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

You Have A New Message![edit]

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Hello, Acalamari. You have new messages at Gears of War's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Gears of War 2 04:03, 8 March 2009 (UTC)


Hey, as you requested I have spent the last two weeks building my experience in fighting vandalism, so that you would review my request for rollback rights. Macromonkey (talk) 14:21, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Hmm...I didn't see much vandal-fighting in the past two weeks. That being said, rollback is technically even less than "no big deal", can be removed as easily as it can be granted. Anyway, I've granted your account rollback rights, but please be careful with it at first. Well, it's best to always be careful with the tool, but extra careful at first. You may wish to see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback. Don't let me down. :) Good luck. Acalamari 16:15, 8 March 2009 (UTC)


I'm sorry on behalf of my semi-retirement. Feel free to sign your name under the "Signatures" section. It's been very pleasant working with you. Good luck to you. SF3 (talk!) 21:54, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Done that. Sorry to see you go. Acalamari 23:50, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
Well, now I switched retirement positions and I am now "officially" retired. Good luck to your future editing! SF3 (talk!) 01:07, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
Good luck to you, too. Acalamari 01:58, 26 March 2009 (UTC)


For the smile! :DJuliancolton Tropical Cyclone 17:20, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome! Acalamari 17:21, 13 March 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for finally doing some work around here. It would be nice to see you try something a little more challenging in the future... --KP Botany (talk) 06:01, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Ha, ha, I was actually impressed with that AfD: not for the reasons given to delete the article in question, but because how much the article was improved while the discussion was in progress. Nice! I like seeing that. Acalamari 15:59, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
Ah, I barely read the article, because, by the time I got there it was in good shape, and it took a 1-second google search to show the AfD was completely bogus. Yes, I like seeing that, too, especially a time-wasting or grudge AfD that leads, instead of to deletion, to improvement and editors watching the article. --KP Botany (talk) 19:53, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
Can you put this on your keep-to-the-facts watchlist for a couple of weeks? I suspect enough people will be watching it, but it has some sorry potential to go off, and I trust your sense of judgment about these things. I'll be off busy for a while, probably the next couple of months, and the timing is bad for me. --KP Botany (talk) 06:37, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
Watchlisted. Take care with your real life commitments. Look forward to when you get back. :) Best wishes. Acalamari 14:57, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

User: Rsfontenot[edit]

Looks like he/she could use a block. Third addition of unsourced, POV material to Barack Obama in 10 minutes. Newguy34 (talk) 23:37, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Wow, you're fast! Newguy34 (talk) 23:40, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
I was about to say that it was all done, and indefinite too: all their recent edits have been to disrupt Barack Obama's article: I'm careful with blocks on that article, but this was an uncontroversial block. Thanks. Acalamari 23:41, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Re: E-mail[edit]

Checking...Juliancolton Tropical Cyclone 01:57, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Request for protection[edit]

Hi, sorry to bother you, but I saw that you protected a few pages, so I had a request. It seems that since Stone Cold Steve Austin is no longer an active wrestler, no one is interested in maintaining the page. I had to revert it back 17 revisions. I am somewhat new to wiki, so I am still learning, but does that qualify the page for semi-protection? Ive Cena Nuff (talk) 23:43, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Depends on the edits made and the type of article. In this case, it was an article on a living person, and the edits went unnoticed for a few days. It's semi-protected for two weeks. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. I suggest adding the article to your watchlist, too. Best wishes. Acalamari 23:50, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Can I request unprotection so I can make one edit? A user reverted me because he said I removed a claim of his that was unsourced. I'm not going to argue with him, but in reverting me he added back edits by ips. Ive Cena Nuff (talk) 22:22, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

It's only semi-protected: you should be able to edit it. Acalamari 22:25, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm a new user, so they dont allow me. I am still learning the rules of wiki, but I can see when something has been vandilized. Ive Cena Nuff (talk) 22:27, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
I just noticed your account isn't yet four days old, but when it is, you'll be able to edit the article. As I protected the page, it's not advisable for me to do any reverts, so I suggest you raise the issue at Talk:Stone Cold Steve Austin. Thanks. Acalamari 22:29, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Hi, sorry to bother you again, but it seems that I am one of only a few legitimate users interested in maintaining Kane (Glenn Jacobs). I am not able to log in everyday, so I am not able to revert a lot of the vandilism. But when I log back in, I see that many ips have added little things that throw off the page. Do you think it qualifies for semi-protection? Ive Cena Nuff (talk) 01:50, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

You're not bothering me. :) Anyway, I wouldn't say it needs semi-protection just yet: I keep an eye on it over the next few days to see if that situation changes and semi-protection is required. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. Best wishes. Acalamari 01:55, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Rollback Request[edit]

Hello Acalamari,

I am wondering if you would be willing to grant me rollback rights? I have over 5,300 edits on Wikipedia, and many of them are reverting vandalism. Thanks. MOOOOOPS (talk) 21:35, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Done: just remember that rollback should be used to revert vandalism/spam, and that using rollback to revert edits you simply disagree with, or to revert-war with other editors, can lead to it being removed from your account. For practice, you may wish to see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback. Good luck. Acalamari 21:41, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks alot! MOOOOOPS (talk) 23:18, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
You're welcome! Acalamari 23:24, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day![edit]

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On behalf of the Wikipedia:Kindness Campaign, we just want to spread Wikipedia:WikiLove by wishing you a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Sincerely, --A NobodyMy talk 15:26, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Thank you very much! Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you too! Best wishes. Acalamari 15:54, 17 March 2009 (UTC)


Thank u for protecting britneys album'circus'it was being vandalized so much —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mammamia9905 (talkcontribs) 17:54, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome for the protection. Acalamari 17:56, 17 March 2009 (UTC)


can u protect one more page?the page is britney spears discography...if u can thanx —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mammamia9905 (talkcontribs) 17:57, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Done for a month. Acalamari 18:00, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Miranda Richardson[edit]

Thanks. Bazj (talk) 16:32, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome...after yesterday's fuss on Natasha Richardson's page, people start adding death rumors to Miranda Richardson. Argh. Acalamari 16:34, 19 March 2009 (UTC)


There is excessive vandalism from non account holders onmariah carey discography if u are please able to semi protect it. Thank you —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mammamia9905 (talkcontribs) 18:42, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

I am able to semi-protect it, but after looking at the recent history, I don't think it needs semi-protection at the moment. The unsourced edits aren't as frequent on that page as they were on the other pages you requested, and they seem to be under control. Thanks for asking. Acalamari 19:03, 19 March 2009 (UTC)


Thanks, I've just finished reading the relative help pages and testing the feature, so I believe I'll rise to the occasion :) --Ferengi (talk) 10:08, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome. :) Good luck and take care. Acalamari 15:10, 20 March 2009 (UTC)


You have e-mail. —Anonymous DissidentTalk 14:04, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Read and responded. Thanks and good luck. :) Acalamari 15:45, 21 March 2009 (UTC)


Hi Acalamari, Netherlands has been protected for nearly a year now, is it still necessary to do so? Joepnl (talk) 00:59, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Unprotected, though bear in mind, as articles on countries tend to get vandalized a lot, don't be surprised if it gets re-protected, though it'll be by a different admin. Thanks for bringing this up. Best wishes. Acalamari 01:56, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for your quick response! Joepnl (talk) 02:16, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

RE : RFAR question[edit]

Should be okay with deletion. It's your userpage subpage, and nobody else really touched it. Might be good to copy to case talkpage as you've suggested and relink from the main casepage. - Best regards, Mailer Diablo 16:13, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

I've copied the evidence to the talk page of the ArbCom case and will delete my userspace page as soon as I've posted this. One person did edit the userspace page to certify the RFC, and it was that combined with the fact that the RFC had been linked to and used as evidence on RFAR that I felt it was best to ask someone with experience on ArbCom precedures before taking any action on the page. Thank you for your help. Acalamari 16:53, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

BetacommandBot Warnings[edit]


I`ve been working on albums article assessment for a while now and i have crossed with thousands of these warnings and since you were part of the indefinite block of the user i was wondering if there could be a way to find every warning that he did, especially if the image it was meant to has been deleted so we can delete the warnings as well. Zidane tribal (talk) 03:11, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Hmm...I'm not a bot programmer, so I wouldn't know how to make a bot or a script that would find all the notices on article talk pages. The simplest way would be to go into the talk page edits of the BetacommandBot, but it would takes ages to go through them all manually. Somebody like Maxim or Mr.Z-man might be able to help, as they're excellent with bots and scripts, but if they can't, you can try posting at Wikipedia:Village pump (technical), for there will be someone watching that page who will know what to do. Hope this helps. Best wishes. Acalamari 16:28, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

It sure help, thanks. Zidane tribal (talk) 21:29, 23 March 2009 (UTC)


Hi i noticed you're marked with the "Rollback Grant" userbox could i get rollback ability thanks for your time. Edited By Alex Waelde (talk) 18:01, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Hello AlexWaelde! Unfortunately, after a look at Special:Contributions/AlexWaelde, you haven't done much vandal-fighting yet, so I can't really judge how well you'd use the rollback tool. However, if you read up on vandalism, and practice reverting vandalism with the undo feature to gain experience and demonstrate knowledge of vandalism reversion, then come back to me in a couple of days to a week and I'll re-evaluate you then. Best wishes. Acalamari 22:11, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
hey thanks i appreciate you looking into my request. i will do what you said. and i will get back to you soon. thanks for your pointers :) Edited By Alex Waelde (talk) 22:35, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
You're welcome! Glad to help. Acalamari 22:38, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Vandalism on Mary Boleyn[edit]

You gave extra rights to Jeanne Boleyn.

She deleted an entry on Mary Boleyn. This entry stated a well document statement. Jeanne Boleyn simply deleted it without any attempt to improve it.

I suspect that she does it for reasons to shape her version of history - or simply because she can. Either way it is vandalism.

I would ask you to monitor her deletions in future. I dont think she should have extra rights. (talk) 20:23, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Jeanne boleyn's recent edit to Mary Boleyn was to remove an unsourced statement, and while she did not use rollback, I wouldn't have minded if she had. I see no reason to take away her rollback rights or give her any sort of warning for that revert, and she gave a reason for her removal. Acalamari 23:38, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Acalamari. The reason I reverted it is because not only was the statement unsourced, but it contradicted the previous, sourced statement. Anyway, I only reverted it once. Thank you for your support.--Jeanne Boleyn (talk) 05:49, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
You're welcome: glad to help. Acalamari 15:00, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Please no[edit]

April Fool's, right? Enigmamsg 00:28, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

HAGGER??? I mean...see the content of my userpage. :) Acalamari :  Chat  00:30, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
Well, it does say retired. I did see the stuff underneath, but I figured it didn't negate what was on top. I was fooled. :( My radar doesn't really turn on until it's April Fool's in America. Enigmamsg 00:38, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
I'm in the Western US, so it's not officially April Fools Day here yet either. :) Acalamari 01:51, 1 April 2009 (UTC)


By the way, just wanted to let you know that she had requested I block her, so no harm done. Cheers, Tiptoety talk 22:38, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

I've E-mailed you about this. Acalamari 23:19, 1 April 2009 (UTC)