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Thank you for the usertalkpage revert. It was very much appreciated. :D AngelOfSadness talk 18:27, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome. :) If he continues editing like that, he'll get blocked indefinitely. Acalamari 18:29, 22 October 2007 (UTC)
It sure looks like it, but he has stopped for now. I'll keep an eye on him though for the next few minutes AngelOfSadness talk 18:32, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

The urination incident[edit]

Hello. I'm just contacting you since I've seen that you have paid attention to this in the past. An editor named Trakon has recently placed a rather long rant on Talk:Fergie (singer)‎. Basicly it seems that they have decided that the consensus to keep it was not a consensus because they say so. That the sourses previously decided to be reliable are not for the same reason and that looking up information and then adding it to wikipedia constitutes original research. I am not an expert and don't want to create and edit war. I am just wondering what you think. My opinions are well known and I am trying to not just assume that I am right but I thought this had been settled. This person doesn't seem to be offering anything but the same old reasons to keep it out. the reasons that we had disscussed and then decided to keep it in. (I have poor grammar... and spelling I know)--Matt D 15:54, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

I'm not going to revert them or anything, as I don't plan to begin a revert-war. If they wish to invite new discussion over the incident, that's fine as long as the discussion is polite and constructive. In fact, it might even be a good thing to develop fresh consensus over the issue. I'm going to see what happens. Acalamari 16:29, 23 October 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for the barnstar and the recognition. Everyking 18:19, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome, though you're the one who needs thanking for both quality and quantity! :) Acalamari 18:22, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Yes, today's the day. Thanks! I don't really plan on doing anything different with this new freedom, but the principle of it is important to me. Everyking 17:56, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

I'm glad I got the day right. :) Thanks again for your work and patience. Acalamari 18:02, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Email me please[edit]

Pinnng! - Alison 18:20, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

I'm a little confused: did you want me to E-mail you, or have you sent one? Acalamari 18:24, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
Tell ya what - I'll just put it here, as it's not that important. JtV was over on ga.wikipedia last night and made an impersonation account of yours and starting vandalising. I cleaned up the vandalism and renamed the account, so suggest you scoot on over there and grab Acalamari[1] while it's going - Alison 18:32, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
Another impersonator? So I can just go over there and create and account then? :) Okay, thanks for telling me...I had an impersonator on the Spanish Wikipedia the other day, and Fvasconcellos and an administrator on the Spanish Wikipedia had to help me so I could have the Acalamari account over there. Acalamari 18:37, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
Yep. I moved it already. And Cmoreschi and Phaedriel, etc, etc. Silly vandals - Alison 18:38, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
I'll go do it then. Thank you! Acalamari 18:40, 23 October 2007 (UTC)


Now you beat me. [2] If not for the database lock, I'd've gotten it cleanly. :D Maxim(talk) (contributions) 23:21, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Ha ha! I got caught in the database lock too. At least this time though, both of our protections were the same, so no one needs to change them back. :) Acalamari 23:23, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

RfA thank-spam[edit]

Thank you!
Thank you for your help in my RfA. It hammered home a few things I need to keep in mind while admining and passed with a final tally of 40/0/4; two people forgot to vote in time, leaving me short of that exquisite number :-(, but I'll just have to fudge the next vote about me. Adminship feels slightly august but not particularily exalted, so I shall endeavour to consider it a toolkit and make sincere efforts to know what I'm doing before using it. If you later on have something to say or want to ask for --

MESSAGE EATEN BY BEARS --Kizor 11:17, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

The email[edit]

Yes, I sent that email way before Neil semi-protected my subpages. NHRHS2010 talk 19:01, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

That's fine then. :) Acalamari 19:10, 24 October 2007 (UTC)


Hey. (talk · contribs) has vandalized Fire four times now, but since nobody who reverted him warned him, he gets a free pass for more vandalisms before he can be reported to WP:AIV.  :( Corvus cornix 20:35, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

I know, I didn't warn him either, but since you've warned him with a final warning, one more vandal edit and he will be blocked. Acalamari 20:40, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
Thanks.  :) Corvus cornix 20:42, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
On second thoughts, he's already been blocked. That explains why he hasn't edited for 12 minutes. I actually thought he'd stopped because of the warning you gave him. Acalamari 20:45, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:What adminship is not[edit]

Hi Acalamari, I'm retired, but I am just stopping by to say thanks for fixing the capitalization on this essay. I should have capitalized the W on Wikipedians. Sorry about that.--U.S.A.U.S.A.U.S.A. 03:03, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

No need to apologize! It was easy to fix, and you're welcome for that fix. :) Sorry to hear that you've retired though. I hope you had a good time here, and it would be good if you decide to stay. Good luck. Acalamari 03:43, 25 October 2007 (UTC)


Dearest Supporter,

Thank you for your participation in my RFA, which closed unsuccessfully with 39 supports, 15 oppose, and 1 neutral. I would have liked to gain some experience of being an admin, but it wasn't to be. At least I gained some valuable time there and will use my knowledge picked up to my next candidacy. I would like to say once again, thank you for voting and I hope to see you at my next request be it a nomination or self-induced, I hope I don't get as many questions!
Rudget Contributions 09:24, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
You're welcome for the support! It's a shame you didn't pass your RfA this time, but hopefully you should pass your next one. Don't worry, I didn't pass my first RfA either (59% support: well below the percentage you had, but I passed with almost no opposition the next time around). Just work on the concerns your opposition brought up, and your next RfA should be successful. Good luck. Acalamari 16:51, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia has a second Carlos admin[edit]



I am glad to be back from a wonderful vacation. Could you put me back on the active editors list, I do not know how! THanks again for the welcome back!! PatPolitics rule! 03:43, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome for the welcome back, but I'm not aware of any "active editors list", apart from the fact it's an alternate name of Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by number of edits. I have, however, removed you from Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians, as you've stated you're going to be active again. :) Acalamari 16:08, 27 October 2007 (UTC)
By the way, our dear Phaedriel is now on the missing list. Hope to see you around! Face-crying.svg Love, Neranei (talk) 16:12, 27 October 2007 (UTC)
I know, I saw when removed Politics rule from the list. I hope Phaedriel comes back soon. Acalamari 16:48, 27 October 2007 (UTC)
Glad to be back. Thanks everyone!! PatPolitics rule! 17:04, 27 October 2007 (UTC)
Me too, hope nothing's wrong with her. Love, Neranei (talk) 19:20, 27 October 2007 (UTC)
We'll just have to see what happens. Hopefully, she's just taking a rest. Acalamari 19:24, 27 October 2007 (UTC)
Yes, definitely, by the way, in an FLC, when people make comments, should you copy your reply to their talk, or just reply there? Love, Neranei (talk) 19:26, 27 October 2007 (UTC)
I'm not familiar with FLC, so I'm not the best person to ask. I assume you mean "Featured list candidates"? If that's the page you meant, looking at it, you respond there. Acalamari 19:29, 27 October 2007 (UTC)
Yes, that is what I meant, that's alright though. Love, Neranei (talk) 19:30, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Re: Something for you[edit]

Thankyou very much! Thankyou for bringing the incident in question to my attention, and once again, I regret that it ever happened. Many thanks, and best wishes, Lradrama 07:16, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Lradrama 07:16, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Guess what?[edit]

I have a feeling that the Kate McAuliffe vandal is back. I looked through the logs and he created an account today saying that you "has a crush on" Kate McAuliffe. NHRHS2010 talk 05:16, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

I'm surprised it took him this long to create one about me. Thanks for letting me know. :) Acalamari 15:48, 28 October 2007 (UTC)
Email replied. NHRHS2010 talk 23:23, 28 October 2007 (UTC)
And I just made my 10,000th edit, according to My Preferences. This number includes deleted edits as well. NHRHS2010 talk 23:42, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Minor question[edit]

I notice you were the last one to wade into the ED morass and delete it - I happened to be discussing it with a friend and I noticed your reasons included 'banned site'. I didn't know wikipedia had 'banned sites', and was wondering if you could explain that remark? I have no strong feelings in the ED fiasco, I must point, I'm honestly just curious. Do we maintain a list of banned sites? Mark J. Shea 12:05, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Responded by E-mail. Acalamari 15:44, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Username block[edit]

Thanks - that was the first time I had blocked someone for their username. Hut 8.5 16:23, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

That's fine. Good luck. Acalamari 16:26, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Successful RfA - Thank you![edit]

Thank you for supporting my recent RfA. It was successful, and I was promoted to Administrator today. I appreciate the support! — KieferSkunk (talk) — 23:10, 28 October 2007 (UTC)


Thanks very much for supporting my RfA. Unfortunately it wasn't a success, however, I appreciate your support all the same! —— Ryan (talk/contribs) 23:35, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Don't worry, RyanLupin, I didn't pass my RfA. Just keep at it for a few more months, and try again. You're welcome for the support. :) Good luck. Acalamari 18:32, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

RFA of Hdt83[edit]

Thank you for pointing out I expaned my poor answer. PatPolitics rule! 17:10, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Yes, it was best that I did it in case other people reading the RfA got confused by the responses to your oppose. Acalamari 17:11, 29 October 2007 (UTC)
I did say that his edit count was off, but I am opposing over the lengh of time in his 4 RFA's. PatPolitics rule! 17:14, 29 October 2007 (UTC)
It's hard to assume good faith on this one. You first posted a "rationale", such as it was, that included only a strange criticism that "only" 4400 of his edits were mainspace, even saying that you would vote for someone with only 5000 contribs if they had the same amount of mainspace edits, but not for someone with 14000+. After you were called on this, you ... umm ... "reworked" it, so as to "put some lipstick" on it, as it were. I truly do not understand why you would oppose a clearly good editor, who is asking for the mop, and would apparently use it well. It makes no sense to me. K. Scott Bailey 00:32, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Have you noticed that Mikka is simply canvassing the RfAs with opposes saying little more than basically, "WP doesn't need professional police"? This--and the fact that I can be a bit of an ass when provoked--is why I would never want to stand for an RfA. You get people with less than no clue what it takes to be a good admin voting in these things, and--in Mikka's case at least--influencing others as well. Anyways, thanks for the note. I'll try to contain my anger at some of the ludicrous "opposition" that pops up on these RfAs of really good editors. For the record, I am unconnected to any of them. I just don't like seeing good editors smeared as potential "police" and for not having just the right proportion of mainspace edits or whatnot. However they turn out, I appreciate your contributions to the project. Never had occasion to interact with you before this, but I've noticed your contribs before, especially at AN/I (I think it was) and now at the RfAs. K. Scott Bailey 02:11, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
I've seen Mikka's opposes too; don't worry, other users will respond to them. I've also had to make sure not to respond to too many opposes myself. :) Also, about the oppose by Politics rule, this edit and this (look carefully, you'll see it) may interest you. Finally, regarding interacting with me, I think you participated in my first RfA. :) Acalamari 02:18, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
PR just got blocked indef. What happened? *boink* Love, Neranei (talk) 02:22, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Politics rule was blocked for sockpuppetry. He used another account to oppose an RfA. Acalamari 03:44, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Ah, I see now. Thanks for the explanation! Love, Neranei (talk) 21:34, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Yes; you may want to see Category:Wikipedia sockpuppets of Politics rule to see all the socks. Acalamari 21:37, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! (You have mail, by the way). Love, Neranei (talk) 21:44, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Responded. :) Acalamari 22:11, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Re-responded! Face-grin.svg Love, Neranei (talk) 22:31, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
(ec) Oh god! Please tell me I wasn't a jackass about your age or something ... Seriously, was I a supporter or an opposer? <sheepish> As for PR, I'm not surprised at all, per his contribs at the RfAs. K. Scott Bailey 02:25, 30 October 2007 (UTC)


Sheesh, I feel terrible now. Who the hell was I to talk about "experience"? Needless to say, my vote would have been different in July, had I been active, and it would have been different if I had been then the same editor that I am now. K. Scott Bailey 02:33, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Ah, don't worry about my first RfA: in a way, I'm glad it didn't pass; it gave me time to gain more experience and learn more. You also didn't oppose for age either. :) Acalamari 03:44, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

On my block[edit]

I knew something weird was going to happen when I made that block. I guess being an admin requires some good intuition. (Just think of the questions you could ask on RfA about that! :) ) Seriously, thanks for the thanks though, it's all in a day's work! RyanGerbil10(C-Town) 03:50, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Ah, you're welcome. It was a good decision. :) Acalamari 16:30, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Question on re-directs[edit]

Hello! Got time for a quick question on redirects? If a user takes a page that was redirecting elsewhere, and removes the redirect to create a simple article instead, after it's saved and finished, is there something in the wiki system that will continue to redirect elsewhere despite the change? I created a quick sourced stub entry for Don Juan Triumphant when I noticed that several other articles link there but just get folded back onto The Phantom of the Opera in a loop, and that the original article had been edited by others into a redirect because it had remained unsourced for over a year (and rightly so - articles must be sourced), but it doesn't make any sense for the reader to click on the link inside the Phantom article just to have it redirect back to the same page they are already on. However, the problem is that even though I removed the "REDIRECT" coding at the top of the page, for some reason, the system is still redirecting when you search "Don Juan Triumphant" in the search box or click on the links of the same name in other articles. Do you know whats going on here or what I am doing wrong? Why does the system redirect even though the redirect command was removed and replaced with a short but sourced article stub? Thanks! -- AzureCitizen 17:25, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

It's possible there was a delay in the system at the time you searched for "Don Juan Triumphant". I just did a search for that page, and it brought me to a stub, rather than re-directing me to anywhere else. Acalamari 17:34, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Thanks - its exactly as you said it was - I guess I jumped the gun and needed to give the system time to catch up. -- AzureCitizen 18:16, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
You're welcome. :) Sometimes it takes a couple of minutes for it to update. Acalamari 18:19, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Why on earth?[edit]

I just saw your vandalism revert to Alison's page, and was wondering why that user only got a warning. Any registered user here would be blocked (and rightly so) for such a blatant violation of the NPA policy. My personal feeling is a much harder line needs to be taken with such users. Just my two cents. Alison is a great admin, and shouldn't have to have that kind of garbage on her page, even if it is reverted immediately. Jeffpw 17:59, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

I should have blocked immediately there, you're right, though sometimes you have to watch it with blocking without warning; some people insist that vandals need all four warnings, despite how gruesome a vandal is. However, I'd be surprised if anyone insisted that that vandal needed four warnings; they were clearly up to no good. Finally, yes, you're very right about Alison being a great admin: that's one of the reasons I thought it would be a good idea to nominate her. :) Acalamari 18:11, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
thank you for taking my message in the spirit in which it was intended. I just get so frustrated when I see people damaging what so many of us work so hard to build. And I'm glad we agree about Alison. I didn't know you'd nominated her! She is helpful, patient and kind--exactly what one wishes for in an admin here.
Thanks for your reply and I hope we bump into one another again. Jeffpw 18:51, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
You're welcome for the reply. :) Yes, I nominated Alison back in March, and Ryan Postletwhaite co-nominated her; she received over 90 supports! :) I'm am proud that I was one of the people who got to nominate her; she is an amazing administrator. As for talking to me, I believe we first spoke when working on the Daniel Rodriguez article with KP Botany, ChrisGriswold, and Mr. Darcy. Acalamari 18:56, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Oh my God! I completely forgot about the Daniel Rodriguez fiasco! So great to see that you've gotten promoted in the meantime! I remember you well from that experience, and you were very helpful and patient--looking back, it seems clear you were marked from adminship even then. :) Belated congratulations. I feel safer knowing you're patrolling the Wiki. Jeffpw 18:59, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Yes, but unfortunately, the sock/meatpuppets on that article continued to harass KP Botany and disrupt that page until as late as July. When we all worked on the article back in January, I was a still, a newish user at that time. Regarding adminship, I ran twice; in March, and then in late June/early July. Thanks for the kind words, and I'm glad editors like you are around. Acalamari 19:04, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Feel free to move this to userspace...[edit]

Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
Awarded for your diligent work at RFPP! I've seen you more around there quite a bit lately, so kudos. VanTucky Talk 22:23, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the Barnstar! I'm pleased to know that my work at RFPP is appreciated! :) Acalamari 23:05, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

My (KWSN's) RFA[edit]

Thank you for supporting my recent (and successful!) RfA. It passed at at 55/17/6. Kwsn (Ni!) 01:01, 31 October 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for the barnstar Acalamari! Gwen Gale 19:14, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome. :) It's good to let editors know that their work is appreciated. :) Acalamari 19:17, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Admin mop.PNG My RFA
Thanks for your support in my recent request for adminship, which was successful. I'll do my best to justify the confidence you've placed in me! Dppowell 23:13, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

My Rfa[edit]

Thanks for voting in my Rfa, which I withdrew from yesterday. Though I did not get promoted, I see this Rfa as being a success nonetheless. What I got out of this Rfa will help me to be a better, all around editor. Because of this Rfa I have decided to become better in other areas of editing. I'm not going to just be a vandalfighter. Though vandalfighting is good, being active in all areas of editing is even better. Have a nice day.--SJP 22:30, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome; as long as you listen to and follow the advice from that RfA, your next one should be sucessful. Good luck. Acalamari 22:40, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
Trust me, I will follow the advice that was given like I did with my Rfa before. I have found the advice from this Rfa to be very helpful. As for my next Rfa, I am going to have it in a while. June maybe.--SJP 22:59, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Just noticing...[edit]

It appears new user might be getting a little upset at the very bottom of the Talk:Ferret page... not your problem but maybe you can refer the matter to someone who can guide them in the right spirit and direction. --AzureCitizen 00:34, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Question concerning "Category:Temporary Wikipedian userpages"[edit]

I saw you made a comment on Gurch's current AfD run about [[Category:Temporary Wikipedian userpages]] and cleanup there. I'm curious about the process of cleaning these up. The intro paragraphs on the page aren't really very specific or helpful. I found one was a sockpuppet page. My understanding (and correct me if I'm wrong) is those shouldn't be tagged with the Temp Wikipedian tag/cat because admins need easy access to them. So would taking the tag off a sock page be a good thing to do?

I guess more generally I want to know how someone (me for example) might help out in this particular area. Note: I'm not an admin but my RfA seems headed in the right direction so I'm trying to figure out places I might be of some service if I'm promoted. I guess Newpages is considered a good shot when the test/restoration of anon new page creation happens after Nov 9. If you know of someone who would be a better person to ask about this, feel free to point me at them. Thanks for your help. Cheers, Pigmanwhat?/trail 01:23, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Any page marked as a sockpuppet, but in the CAT:TEMP directory, should not be deleted. Instead, they should be taken out of Category:Temporary Wikipedian userpages, and left tagged as a sockpuppet. I mentioned this category on Gurch's RfA because I noticed he used to do a lot of work in that category before he resigned his adminship; and that category has a massive backlog. Acalamari 01:43, 2 November 2007 (UTC)
That's pretty much what I thought re: the sock pages in that category. I guess admins just go through the list, find pages that are generally over a month old and delete them, right? Sounds very boring but something I might do. Thanks. Pigmanwhat?/trail 02:04, 2 November 2007 (UTC)
That's correct. :) I do a lot of work in that category myself, and since Gurch did, I'm hoping he'll do work there again if he is resysopped. That category needs more administrative attention. Acalamari 02:52, 2 November 2007 (UTC)
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Edit war, please help![edit]

The user Mumia-w-18 persistently removes a copyvio CSD tag and a tag added by CorenSearchBot from Ome Henk - without being an admin! He seems to want to keep this blatant copyright violation from being properly reacted upon (by speedy deletion of the article Ome Henk. Please help! 18:22, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

GRBerry has protected the article, and there is a discussion on the talk page. However, it seems like the copyvio claim is false. Also, you do not have to be an admin to remove speedy tags. Acalamari 18:33, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Re: About your RfA[edit]

Thankyou very much! I'm glad you brought the incidents in question to my attention so such happenings can be ironed out in the future. Best wishes, Lradrama 18:39, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Neranei 2[edit]

I just watchlisted this - give me a yell when the nom is coming, I have a kickass co-nom on the way :) — H2O —  23:33, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Excellent; I'd better watchlist that page too, thanks for the reminder. I'll be writing the nomination within the next few days. :) Acalamari 23:36, 2 November 2007 (UTC)
Race you! :P — H2O —  23:41, 2 November 2007 (UTC)
By the way, I responded. Love, Neranei (talk) 00:46, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
So have I. :) Acalamari 01:56, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
Back at ya! Love, Neranei (talk) 01:59, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

My nom is done! *evil laugh* — H2O —  08:18, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

I haven't had chance to write mine yet; I've spent most of the last few hours asleep, and it's only 9:00am here. :) Acalamari 15:59, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
Nera informs me that as you're online, I must harass you, asking you how long until you write the nom. By the way, mine is filled with lame U2 puns - good luck beating that :P — H2O —  23:57, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
I'll be writing it in the next day or two; I've been busy today unfortunately, so I haven't had chance to write it yet. :( I should be able to do it very soon. Acalamari 00:02, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
~*Giggle*~ I've had this on my watchlist for a very, very long time. ArielGold 00:05, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
That's comforting to know...Love, Neranei (talk) 00:21, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
~*boink*~, by the way. Neranei (talk) 01:08, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Responded. :) Acalamari 01:23, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
One right back at you. Neranei (talk) 01:24, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Oooh. Interesting :) - Alison 01:21, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Hopefully it will be. :) Love, Neranei (talk) 01:22, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Heh. :) Acalamari 01:23, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Oh it'll be very interesting. Hint - pun. ;) — H2O —  01:51, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Huh? Love, Neranei (talk) 01:53, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

← You have mail... Neranei (talk) 18:33, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Thank you! *salutes* Neranei (talk) 19:12, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Do you want to wait for DHMO, or transclude? It seems like people are chomping at the bit to comment... Love, Neranei (talk) 21:43, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
You could transclude it now, if you want, as it's your RfA, but personally, I strongly recommend against a transclusion now, and I'd rather wait for DHMO to put his statement in. I'd rather be patient than rush the RfA. Acalamari 21:46, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, that's what I'm thinking, it's just that I don't want anyone commenting early and causing a fiasco. I may not be around when he puts his nom in, though, so it may be like 24 hours. Oh well. :-) Love, Neranei (talk) 21:49, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
We'll just see what happens. :) Acalamari 21:51, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Yup! I don't know which way the wind will blow! :P Love, Neranei (talk) 21:53, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

My recent RfA[edit]

Thank you for participating in my recent RfA. Although the voting ended at 36/22/5, there was no consensus to promote, and the RfA was unsuccessful. I would like the thank you nonetheless for supporting me during the RfA, and hope that any future RfA’s proceed better than this one did. Again, I thank you for your support. ≈ The Haunted Angel Review Me! 02:26, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your support[edit]

Thanks for your support with respect to my request for adminship, which successfully closed today with a count of 47 support, 1 oppose. If you ever see me doing anything that makes you less than pleased that you supported my request, I hope to hear about it from you. See you around Wikipedia! Accounting4Taste 05:10, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

And thanks also for the link you provided -- now THAT's what I was looking for, "New Admin's School". I didn't know it existed before I had to learn three-quarters of it "on the job", but now, thanks to you, I can learn it properly and not risk creating problems. Gee, I wish I'd gotten that at the same time as the mop! Cheers, Accounting4Taste 22:54, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
You're welcome for the link. Don't worry, when I became an admin in July, the school didn't exist back then. I'm glad it's around now; I could have done with when I was first sysopped. :) Acalamari 22:57, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
I will bear this in mind when I'm congratulating people on being sysopped... oh, and thanks for the T-shirt! Glad they had it in my size ;-) Accounting4Taste 23:00, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
You're welcome for that too. Funnily enough, I was the person user to get an admins' T-shirt. :) Acalamari 23:02, 4 November 2007 (UTC)


Adminship.png My RFA
Thanks for participating in my request for adminship, which ended with 56 supports, one oppose, and one neutral. I hope to accomplish beyond what is expected of me and work to help those that lent me their trust. east.718 at 02:34, 11/4/2007

Wikipedia has a new administrator![edit]

Admin mop.PNG Thanks!
Thank you for voicing your opinion in my RfA, which passed with 54 supports, 2 opposes and 3 neutrals. Thanks for your support, I really appreciate it. I hope to exceed expectations, If you have any advice please feel free to let me know. Thanks again!. --¤ The-G-Unit-฿oss ¤
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Thank you for the kind posting! Acalamari 02:54, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi there![edit]

Hi there Acalamari, how can I see an old deleted media?

Regards Eduemonitalk 01:30, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

If it's anything like seeing deleted pages, you would have to be an admin to do it, as admins can see deleted edits. Acalamari 02:52, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

GlassCobra's RfA[edit]

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Hey Acalamari! Thanks for your support in my request for adminship, which ended with 61 supports, 3 opposes, and 1 neutral. I hope your confidence in me proves to be justified, and please feel free to call on me if you ever need any backup or second opinions! GlassCobra 02:39, 5 November 2007 (UTC)


Henrik's RfA thanks![edit]

Thanks for supporting my RfA, it closed today with a final tally of 39 supports, 1 oppose and 1 neutral. As always, if you ever see me doing anything which would cause you to regret giving me your support, let me know. henriktalk 18:52, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Gunpowder Plot[edit]

Thank you for the semi-protection on this page. One hopes that, once a few days pass, the vandalism will slack off. I had never requested page protection before, and I do not believe that I formatted it correctly. Regardless, it worked. I appreciate it. Cheers! ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 20:20, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome for the semi-protection. :) It's okay, all you did was put an extra space in that messed up the format a bit. Apart from that, your request was fine. :) Acalamari 20:22, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
Well, now I know how to do it right next time---if there is a next time! Cheers! ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 23:37, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Thank you bunches![edit]

Admin mop.PNG Thank you so much for suppporting my RfA. I was promoted with a total of (44/1/0) - a vote of confidence from the community that I find humbling and motivating. I will not abuse your trust. Look forward to working with you! (Esprit15d 20:58, 5 November 2007 (UTC))
Thanks for the tip on the school for new admins. That was very helpful.--Esprit15d(admintalk to mecontribs) 23:49, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
You're welcome. :) I wish it had existed when I became an admin! Acalamari 23:50, 5 November 2007 (UTC)


You're Welcome /\_/\--Angel David 22:55, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Christina Agulera[edit]

That edit was not vandalism, the article says she has not confirmed her pregnancy, but she HAS and I posted the reference! Are you just loving Wikipedia having incorrect information? I fixed it what is the problem? 23:17, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

If you're going to change something, you should do it correctly. This was vandalism, as you wrote text in capital letters, and it appears to be vandalism. When putting the source in, please change the text accordingly. Thank you. Acalamari 23:20, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
why are you hating on capital letters? I felt like it was important information. you just going to leave the article with incorrect information? you care enough to delete my edit to supress the truth but not enough to correct the incorrect info huh? 23:23, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
It's not difficult to correct it. Just change the text accordingly, and add the source. Writing the text in capital letters is often a vandal-like edit, or at the very least, gives an imprssion of POV. Acalamari 23:24, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

In Remembrance...[edit]

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--nat Alo! Salut! Sunt eu, un haiduc?!?! 00:48, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

With respects. Acalamari 17:58, 6 November 2007 (UTC)


Since your an admin you must delete "User talk:" It's blank for a reason because it gives away another person's identity. Another user who is logged in. A new comer. Some other user I've met. It hought that redirect his Ip to his username was appropriate. But I didn't know it gave his of her full information. --Angel David 01:57, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Deleted. Acalamari 02:43, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your support.[edit]

Guy Fawkes Remember, remember, the fifth of November?
Thank you to everyone who participated in my Request for adminship, which was successful at 50/5/0 on November 5th, 2007.
It became, as you may know, rather contentious toward the end (though fortunately no gunpowder was involved), and I appreciate the work of other Wikipedians to keep it focused. --Thespian 02:24, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Wiki-thanks.png Thanks for the welcome and the cookie. :-) SlimVirgin (talk)(contribs) 19:50, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

You are very welcome. :) Acalamari 20:06, 6 November 2007 (UTC)


I got a crappy T-shirt! Thanks! bibliomaniac15 A straw poll on straw polls 22:40, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome! It was Extraordinary Machine who came up with the "Admins T-shirt" idea (by uploading the image), and it's a fun thing to give to new admins, but I suppose that admins who aren't new can also get them. :) Acalamari 22:43, 6 November 2007 (UTC)