User talk:Adolphus79/2008

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A potential chat session with Bill Oakley

We at the Simpsons WikiProject have managed to get into contact with the one and only Bill Oakley (who showran The Simpsons from season 7 to 8) and he has agreed to send us some images and to do an IRC chat in the future with us so that we can ask questions about things that we can use in articles. The transcript of this chat will hopefully be posted at, which I think will be a good enough sorce. Failing that, we'll try The Simpsons Archive. Every member is more than welcome to take part, which will be held at our #wpsimpsons channel. Because not everyone will be able to make the chat, a page has been made where any member can post questions that can be asked. Remember, no fan questions, and due to a lack of time, try to limit it to ones that will help improve an article. That page is here. If you have any questions, ask myself, Xihix (who is the one in contact with him) or post it at WT:DOH, which is where any future updates will be posted. -- Scorpion0422 02:56, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Work in progress, Fictional places of Eddings, would you help

Hello Adolphus79...Would you be interested in helping with an article/list about the fictional places of the works of the Eddings that I am currently writing in my user space? I really don't know what to do with it, but if you were willing to help me with it, that would be great! If no one thinks it is worth it, I will just get rid of it. Pop on over if you want. - LA @ 06:31, 3 May 2008 (UTC)


Earlier you reverted a change to the August page. In fact the change was correct. The page clearly states Augustus did not steal the days from February. If you read through the given link you will find out the page does in fact state Sacrobosco's theory regarding the months length was proven wrong (see below).

edit: no offense though :)

The Julian reform set the lengths of the months to their modern values. However, a 13th century scholar, Sacrobosco, proposed a different explanation for the lengths of Julian months which is still widely repeated but is certainly wrong.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Welzo85 (talkcontribs)

No problem, like I said in the edit summary, change it back if I was wrong... ;) Adolphus79 (talk) 22:50, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Notable Rhode Island

Sorry if I was snippy about the citation, but I figure that a citation to a web link would take only a minute, and removes any future questions about notability or not. Plazak (talk) 22:46, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

No problem... like I said, I should have just been bold enough to start the damn article myself... ;) - Adolphus79 (talk) 22:54, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Black Starfish

Salted it. --Orange Mike | Talk 02:08, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

until he moved it to Black Starfish Band... LOL - Adolphus79 (talk) 02:11, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Thank You

I just wanted to thank you for welcoming me. ToddSweeney (talk) 21:23, 6 June 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for removing the duplicate {{reflist}} I used for previewing Principality of Trinidad. I'm usually good about removing them before saving. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs)/(e-mail) 20:25, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

No problem... I figured it was just an oversight on someone's part... - Adolphus79 (talk) 21:00, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks much

Thank you for reverting the vandalism on my user page! -Phoenixrod (talk) 07:04, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

no problem... happy editing... - Adolphus79 (talk) 07:05, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

SignIDlike (talk) 07:08, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Why may not SignIDlike (talk) 07:08, 16 June 2008 (UTC).

please do not sign your name (Adolphus79 (talk) 07:10, 16 June 2008 (UTC)) on the articles... this is intended as a signature for use on talk pages only... - Adolphus79 (talk) 07:10, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Thank You

Hello, Adolphus79! I have received your June 7th welcome message on My Talk page welcoming me to Wikipedia. That was very kind and sincere of you. So far, I have enjoyed Wikipedia pretty well and I am still adapting to it. If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat with me, please feel free to contact me. Thank you. :-)

(Rallybrendan2006 (talk) 05:25, 18 June 2008 (UTC))

You're welcome, if you ever need any help feel free to leave a message here for me... - Adolphus79 (talk) 05:30, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

I'll post here if I need assistance on anything (relating to Wikipedia). Thanks.

(Rallybrendan2006 (talk) 15:28, 18 June 2008 (UTC))

Can you look again? (talk) 20:28, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

I'm sorry, I saw the blanking of a section, and was reverting that. I realized my mistake directly afterwards (note: no vandalism warning message on your talk page). Feel free to change it back. Happy editing... - Adolphus79 (talk) 20:32, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

User page

I've semi-protected your user page again, but this time without expiration. If at any point you want it unprotected, just let me or another administrator know. -- Ed (Edgar181) 18:24, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Thank you again... I don't know who this person is, they don't seem to have the guts to let me know who they are or how I offended them. It's one edit to my user page, then switch IPs. I don't mind if the page stays protected permantently, if it will keep this childish behavior under control. - Adolphus79 (talk) 20:50, 24 June 2008 (UTC)


What makes you say that this is vandalism ? Do you know the language used ? Cenarium Talk 21:17, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

I'm sorry if I overreacted on this. I didn't see how it could be classified as vandalism. Cheers, Cenarium Talk 21:57, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

I did not mark it as vandalism, I added the original db-nonsense, then when you removed that, I added the notenglish tag... - Adolphus79 (talk) 22:31, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

I see what happened, when I went to add the notenglish tag, you had removed another editor's db-vandalism, and added the notenglish yourself, then my edit overwrote yours and put the db-vandalism back... I should have noticed that myself, sorry... - Adolphus79 (talk) 22:32, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
I see, I should have considered this based on your edit summary. Cenarium Talk 22:56, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
no worries, it happens sometimes... happy editing... - Adolphus79 (talk) 22:57, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Comedy Clubs

Why did you delete my post about Takeout Comedy? It is the first and only fulltime comedy club in Asia. Gchuva (talk) 07:07, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

I have created a stub for Takeout Comedy to show that they are worthy of wikipedia. Gchuva (talk) 09:59, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

The article you started was about a comedy club that was found to not be notable enough to warrant an article. I did not delete the article, I do not have the ability to do so. As far as the list on Comedy clubs goes, the comment stated to only add clubs that are notable. Since your club was found to not be notable, it should not be on the list. Do not take offence to this, there are a lot of people and places that do not pass the guidelines at WP:NOTE... - Adolphus79 (talk) 14:17, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

The stub has stayed up so far. Do a search for takeout comedy and you will see it. Can we add it back to the list of comedy clubs? (talk) 00:04, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Why are you moving for speedy deletionGchuva (talk) 00:16, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

it had already been deleted a couple times... recreating deleted content is against Wikipedia policy... but I really don't care anymore, you're going to do what you want whether I think it's right or not... - Adolphus79 (talk) 00:20, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Recreating deleted content without addressing the problems is against the policy. I think I addressed the notability problem. What can I do to remove the speedy deletion tag? I actually do care what you think and want to follow the guidelines. How can I address your concerns?Gchuva (talk) 00:23, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

I removed the tag... happy editing... - Adolphus79 (talk) 00:25, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. Gchuva (talk) 00:29, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Thank you

I would like to say thanks too. I appreciate you allowing me time to acclimate myself to the Wikipedia system. For the Horde!

Chemchris (talk) 15:58, 26 June 2008 (UTC)chemchris

bah... you didn't mention you were horde... now I'm gonna have to make sure it gets deleted! :P
that aside, you're welcome... feel free to leave me a message here if you ever need help with anything... - Adolphus79 (talk) 16:01, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

I meant 'For the Alliance!'

/sigh .... there goes my page.....

Chemchris (talk) 16:14, 26 June 2008 (UTC)chemchris

hehe... no worries... but you may want to consider writing the article for the entire class of software, not just that specific brand... - Adolphus79 (talk) 16:16, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

I think I will, I just need to do some more research. Is there a more technical reference guide for the wiki code/formatting? - (talk) 21:59, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

The best place to start would be Help:Contents/Editing_Wikipedia, you could also check out Wikipedia:Manual of Style and Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page#Wiki_markup... let me know if you need help with copyediting or formatting, and I can give the article a quick once over when you think you're ready... - Adolphus79 (talk) 23:23, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your help

I just started, so I don't know much about editing. Thank you for helping me on editing my user page.Sadik82 (talk) 23:36, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

no problem, feel free to ask me here if you need any help in the future... happy editing... - Adolphus79 (talk) 23:49, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

In response to what I hope wasn't rhetorical

Not really. But it feels like proper process to inform someone when it seems like there's even a chance that they legitimately don't understand, rather than that they're simply being deliberately disruptive or beligerant. Not to say they can't be both, of course. If they make any effort to communicate on the issue, I think it's best to explain WHY what they're doing is wrong, not just tell them that it IS wrong. I'm not trying to say you've not done that or anything. I mean, the speedy deletion warning template explains it pretty clearly. - Vianello (talk) 06:05, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

well, I started with the speedy and a warning... but not wanting to bite the noob, I followed up with the message on both the article's and the user's talk pages... then I figured I should just help him and show him what I was talking about... hopefully he gets the idea and doesn't take offence to it, I thought I explained pretty peacefully... - Adolphus79 (talk) 06:08, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
Shoot, I think I misunderstood what you meant. You meant YOUR comment on his talk page (which I didn't notice until just now), didn't you? Well, most of my comment still stands for that case anyway. You're being about as diplomatic as can really be expected, I think. Whether or not it actually works/helps is up to him. - Vianello (talk) 06:12, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
I guess my original statement on your talk could have been a little more concise... what I should have written was 'do you think the messages and the move will fix this situation?'... that will teach me to stay up and edit at 2 in the morning... oh well... happy editing... - Adolphus79 (talk) 06:16, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Congradulations from Princess Rebel!!!

For being nice to Princess Rebel, you are officially one of her Wikifriends! Congradulations on being a WikiFriend of the most wacko, pokeynuts auzzie twelve-year-old you will ever meet!Princess Rebel (talk) 12:07, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

About the userbox - shweet! it's cool. i STILL haven't figured out how to make userboxes (i've seen the userbox page AND tried God knows how many times and I STILL am a dismal failure). Just a little point - I've added it onto my userpage, but I forgot to mention I am Korean Singaporean - Technically I AM Korean-Chinese, because my mum is a second generation Chinese immigrant to Singapore (confusing) so yeah, if you could change it whenever you ahve a mo that would be cool. Thanks, Princess Rebel (talk) 12:07, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

No problem, that should be a quick fix... - Adolphus79 (talk) 14:57, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

my so called nonsense article

if your going to delete it fine but please do not pinpoint me with a vandal. look at my other contribs you will see... --TheGreenGorilla (talk) 05:01, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

sorry i was wrong --TheGreenGorilla (talk) 05:04, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
I apologize... from the original edit summary, I thought it was a move that you had made up yourself... I was certainly not pointing you out as a vandal. There are several pages started each day that are not notable enough to be included, this does not automatically mean you are a vandal... I've removed the speedy and tagged it with the standard new article tags... happy editing... - Adolphus79 (talk) 05:07, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

well thank you for seeing that i'am not a vandal...

--TheGreenGorilla (talk) 05:08, 3 July 2008 (UTC)


hey I think someone from this coffeeshop is doing some vandalizing. So this ip is not pesonal. I'll log on. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:55, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

no problem with that, signing in and having an account has a lot of advantages anyway... - Adolphus79 (talk) 02:08, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Rural Letter Carrier

I've done most of the Rural Letter Carrier entry. More often than not, I don't like the alterations someone else makes to my work. That said, you are the exception to this rule. Nice job! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Johnny Spasm (talkcontribs) 14:21, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Thank you, sometimes I get bored and just go off and start reading random articles. You've got a pretty good article there... happy editing... - Adolphus79 (talk) 16:14, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Rollback granted

Wikipedia Rollback.png

After reviewing your request for rollback, I have enabled rollback on your account. Keep in mind these things when going to use rollback:

  • Getting rollback is no more momentous than installing Twinkle.
  • Rollback can be used to revert vandalism only, and not good faith edits.
  • Rollback may be removed at any time.

If you no longer want rollback, then contact me and I'll remove it. Also, for some information on how to use rollback, you can view this page. I'm sure you'll do great with rollback, just leave me a message if you run into troubles or have any questions about appropriate/inappropriate use of rollback. Happy editing! –xenocidic (talk) 21:01, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

I was about to post on RfR regarding the responses to the concerns I mentioned, but I wasn't able to, as the request got archived while I was responding. Anyway, I read the discussion, your answer, and also reviewed some other reverts of yours, and I believe granting you rollback was a good decision. My apologies for any trouble. Best wishes. Acalamari 21:33, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
No problem, thank you... - Adolphus79 (talk) 02:30, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
Right, I didn't even see the RFR thread so sorry for not chiming in there. The reason I granted rollback was because he's a long standing user and I didn't see any complaints on his talk page about his actions. Since he hadn't used Twinkle there was no "identified as vandalism" edits to poke through. As long as he knows that rollback is only used in clearcut cases and undo (preferably with an edit summary) should be used in other cases, I'm sure he'll do fine. –xenocidic (talk) 00:57, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
No, I do everything the old way, no twinkle or huggle, and rarely even any undo... but thank you for the vote of confidence, and rest assured that I know rollback is strictly for vandalism... - Adolphus79 (talk) 02:30, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Tagging of (SJ)

Please be careful in applying G1 (patent nonsense) to an article. This tag should only be used for articles that contain a load of gibberish (random strings of characters, etc.). It should not be used for articles with poor writing, impossible facts, hard-to-understand things, and so on. Let me know if you have any questions. --cremepuff222 (talk) 03:01, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

sorry about that, I changed to db-reason|WP:MADEUP... hope this clarifies the issue... - Adolphus79 (talk) 03:07, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Re: The Darren Stevens edits

The reason they're angry at me is that, while they can change IPs to get around a block, they can't get around page protection so quickly—and I protected Darren Stevens. —C.Fred (talk) 04:01, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

I know, I was the one to request the semi-pp a couple days ago when he first started adding himself... LOL - Adolphus79 (talk) 04:02, 8 July 2008 (UTC)


I don't know why you have it out for everyone who uses this ip, but I don't want to edit war with you. I was merely trying to clean up an article Jackahuahua you had reccomended for deletion to give you a little faith for this ip block and all your recent problems with it. In my opinion a photo , plus several sentences, plus a quote from someone else is more then a 'photo', even though it might be less then a full expose on the breed. (talk) 19:30, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

It seems funny that "everyone who uses this IP" just happens to troll my edits. Ever since I reverted the non-notable edit by Ahhbears, this IP has made 50 edits, and only 10 of those were not related to me or my edits/articles. I would believe that this IP was being used by more than one person if you could avoid trolling my recent edits and/or articles created for any period of time. This IP has been harassing me and my edits for almost 3 weeks now. I am willing to assume in good faith that you are not Ahhbears. I would also be willing to accept that more than one person is using this IP if you created an account instead of editing as an anon IP, and were to not show up on my watchlist for at least a couple weeks. - Adolphus79 (talk) 19:41, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
I'm sorry you've had such problems. I do think an account creation would be in order. Sorry if this got you upset. (talk) 19:54, 8 July 2008 (UTC)


I've been told that articles only qualify for csd as reposts if they've been deleted through afd. Something to do with the text in the tag being about there being an archived discussion? -- roleplayer 10:52, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

I've used it before without issue, but reading G4 just now, it does say that it "does not apply to previsouly speedy'd material"... hmm... guess I'll have to stop using it for that... thanks for the heads up... - Adolphus79 (talk) 10:56, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
Well it was just deleted for G4, so I guess not all admins are paying attention. -- roleplayer 10:58, 9 July 2008 (UTC)


The article I was creating had been deleted twice. It is said that it's because I didn't mention the subject's importance. But I was actually doing it. What's more, I have difficulty to understand everthing is sent to me because I'm not very good at English. Can you explain me what happened and what can I do to create a conform article?
Starzik (talk) 11:04, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Certainly, I would first recommend you read the Wikipedia general guidelines regarding notability and specifically the guidelines regarding web content. You should also read up on verifiability. After you've done that, you should check out the links I provided you in the 'Welcome!' message at the top of your talk page. The basic information is that some of us don't think your website is notable enough to be included in Wikipedia based on what little information you provided. An option would be to make a userpage here, and work on the article (making sure you meet the notability and verifiability guidelines) before trying to add it to the actualy encyclopedia again. The userpage is not part of the actual encyclopedia, so you can write about yourself without worry of being deleted (take a look at my user page for example). Feel free to let me know if you need further help. Happy editing... - Adolphus79 (talk) 11:18, 9 July 2008 (UTC)


I gather you want your status display to show those status'es with the LED display and such? You'll need to robbe the code from Template:Statustop and create your own. I think the best thing to do would be probably subst it into a user subpage of yours and then if you want I can eliminate a lot of the cruft that you won't need because it's your personal status thinger. –xenocidic (talk) 00:37, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Heh. Copy the code from User:Xenocidic/sandbox into a user subpage and it should work how you like it. later on I may decide to implement your idea of fully customizable status types. –xenocidic (talk) 00:51, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
yeah, that was the first try... I was halfway thru coding the new template myself when your second message popped up... awesome work, thank you... feel free to steal it back anytime User:Adolphus79/MyStatus... - Adolphus79 (talk) 00:56, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Quinton catheter

I came across the deletion of Quinton Catheter (which you patrolled and tagged for deletion) while checking broken redirects (here, quinton catheter). I think we should have an article on this, or at least a redirect to catheter and the text placed there. We have articles on catheters at Category:Catheters. I will check with the deleting admin and then undelete (and maybe merge) if there are no objections. Carcharoth (talk) 11:50, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

I don't have any objections, if I remember correctly, it was only deleted due to a lack of content. A redirect to catheter and a short section on that article is fine by me... - Adolphus79 (talk) 13:25, 10 July 2008 (UTC)


Hi, i'd like to know why my page SPROOSE was deleted, I did it very similar to the page, in the same manner, with the same basic information.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Mbelaunde (talkcontribs)

It was deleted on the basis of G11. Basically, it read like an advertisement, with no claims of notability. - Adolphus79 (talk) 16:40, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

I read the guidelines over and over again, however it is almost impossible to mention notable features without it sounding a bit like advertising like you say, though this is not the intent. I reviewed, even google... and I seem to have written everything in a similar fashion. If they're allowed to stay why can't this one, I did it the same way and stuck to the guidelines. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mbelaunde (talkcontribs) 16:51, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

I honestly don't remember your article word for word, but IIRC, there were not enough third party sources. Third party sources means having a newspaper article, book, etc. written about the subject. Google is notable and verifiable, everyone in the world knows what Google is, and there have been several books and news articles regarding it. I don't know about Mahalo myself, but there seem to be a good number of third party sources cited. Please check out the notability and verifiability guidelines.
If, after reading those two policies, you still believe that Sproose is notable enough to be included in Wikipedia, here's what I'll do for you. Go ahead and write/recreate the article in your userspace (a subpage of your user page, e.g. User:Mbelaunde/Sproose), and I'll take a second closer look at it. If it looks notable enough and verifiable, I'll try to help you restore it. - Adolphus79 (talk) 17:04, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
P.S. Remember to sign your talk page comments with 4 tildes (~~~~), so we know who wrote it... - Adolphus79 (talk) 17:04, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

I see... I wasn't done with it, I definitely was not aware that I had to put all my third-party sources on my first edit, this is also my first article, and all this coding takes me a while, I'm not used to it. The guidelines specified that if my page was going to take a few edits to complete, to post an UNDER CONSTRUCTION at the top of it to let editors know the page wasn't done. I did that, but it still got taken out. I have more sources, I had posted 4, from newsweek, NY times, etc. Please, put it back up, i will work on it this whole week, and have it ready. Thank you. Mbelaunde (talk) 17:08, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Feel free to try to put it up again, there's nothing stopping you from recreating the exact same article, but if someone comes across it and doesn't think it's "good enough", it could still be deleted again. A friendly hint, most editors (myself included) will build a page somewhere off the live part of Wikipedia (some even user Word or notepad), then once it's mostly done, put it live. I'd recommend the subpage of your user page per above (e.g. User:Mbelaunde/Sproose). If you do this, let me know when it's up and the link, and I'll help you with it. - Adolphus79 (talk) 17:15, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

I will reword the original content and make it so it is as non-promotional as possible. I will repost it later and -hopefully- it is acceptable this time. Thank you for all your help Mbelaunde (talk) 17:21, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

No problem, any time... happy editing... - Adolphus79 (talk) 17:22, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Hey, i know you're busy all the time, but if u got a chance, could you bring back the article on my subpage and read it? I just want to know which parts you think are unacceptable, and maybe I can take them out... I don't know where to start since like i said before, anything i write could sound promotional...
Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:46, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

I'm sorry, I can't. I don't have access to what has been deleted. You might check with an admin, I think one of them could do that... - Adolphus79 (talk) 16:14, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Nikon F70

why did you delete my article on the nikon n70, it seems you have deleted alot of articles on this topic —Preceding unsigned comment added by Azsportpilot (talkcontribs) 02:15, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

not copyrighted, wrote by me —Preceding unsigned comment added by Azsportpilot (talkcontribs) 02:19, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

The information you added was removed because it is copyrighted material, which we can not allow to be used on Wikipedia. This is a violation of copyright, as explained in the message I left on your talk page... - Adolphus79 (talk) 02:21, 11 July 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for the welcome. -- PenelopeIsMe 02:10, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

Usurp request

Just had a look at Wikipedia:Changing username/Usurpations#Adolphus79 → Adolph78. I see no problem with the usurping (yeah, he made edits, but they weren't valid in my opinion), but could you register a throw-away account? That will make sure that the account stays in your possession. Just a "Adolphus Temp" account or something like that, and then plug that name into the request. Thanks! EVula // talk // // 15:53, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

ok, so make a new account, and usurp Adolph78 with that new account? - Adolphus79 (talk) 15:57, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
Ayup. Ordinarily this would be an issue, but since it's just a vandalism-only account we're talking about, you should be able to usurp it without an issue. EVula // talk // // 16:01, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
thank you, I'll do that now... - Adolphus79 (talk) 16:02, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
done... - Adolphus79 (talk) 16:12, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
Excellent. I'll probably be around on the 16th to perform the rename. EVula // talk // // 16:17, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

thank you

thank you. my coworker says he does have account on here for a long time. i have a message on my page about it. thank you! ~~ —Preceding unsigned comment added by I said wat wat (talkcontribs) 22:42, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

no problem... happy editing... - Adolphus79 (talk) 23:02, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

Who's Up To The Challenge?

See if you can find my secret page (no cheating!) The Rebel's Gone Pokeynuts LOL 05:43, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

. - Adolphus79 (talk) 06:35, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Sock Puppet?

Dear Sir,
I logged onto wikipedia today and noticed you labeled my account as a sock puppet account. I noticed changes to and back to my original page then your label. I believe my account was hacked and even though I can't find any traces of vandalism besides this talk page vandal most admin are chasing, I'd appreciate if you'd contact me before doing that again. I'm working on a church of the firstborn project that is very important to me just like I'm sure all your edits are to you. Anyway, please let me know if I can do anything to help. Thank you. Learjetsuperkingairmechanic (talk) 19:27, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

the evidence of sockpuppety is here and here, not to mention the disruptive tagging here... if you are not the same user, why are you making the exact same edits? - Adolphus79 (talk) 19:38, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

As I stated before we share the same IP address and I'm sorry for any edits this vandalizing fiend has made to wikipedia. I have respect and integrity and I'm 110% committed to my project. If you would like you can email me at or even call my home phone 580-272-7527 and we'll talk. I've changed my password and things seem to be in order now. I'm sorry for the confusion. I am a true good faith editor. I'll let the sock puppet label stand until you figure out what you want to do. Thank you for your time. Learjetsuperkingairmechanic (talk) 20:28, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

I find it interesting that this project you speak of was all of 5 edits with this account, and that was 6 months ago, then no edits until two days ago, when the sockpuppetry started. Then, your edits today didn't start until one of the other puppets was banned. Not to mention [a bit of evidence of one of the other IPs used for sockpuppetry working on the same 'project'. Anyone with half a brain that looks through the contributions of each of the different IPs and users listed in the SSP report will see a common theme... I'm sorry, but there is just too much evidence against you for me to believe you are not the same user. - Adolphus79 (talk) 20:45, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Well, whoever is playing games needs to stop. I'll make a new user id then and better protect my password. Thank you. Learjetsuperkingairmechanic (talk) 20:54, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Strange edit on AN/I

I assume you didn't intend this revert of a CoolHandLuke comment - probably a software glitch. I've reinserted CHL's comment. :-) ATren (talk) 03:58, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

no, it looks like 3 or four editors hit submit at the same time and I was the loser of that fight, I was reverting the removal of the image... - Adolphus79 (talk) 04:03, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
Hey, thanks for the homebrew - very refreshing! :-) ATren (talk) 06:16, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
no problem... happy editing... - Adolphus79 (talk) 15:45, 17 July 2008 (UTC)


As per the usurp policy, we do not usurp accounts that have made edits. In case of a troll account, usurping the account is not needed. Troll accounts are created everyday, and the best solution is to let them be. If I approve such an usurpation, it would set a precedence where every person who has a troll account sets up a request for the usurpation of all those accounts. This would clog the pages, leaving those with genuine cases behind. In addition, bureaucrats are not too keen to create dormant doppelgänger accounts. =Nichalp «Talk»= 17:26, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

That was all written after my request, so I'd ask for a grandfather clause (LOL)... but I'm not too concerned, so long as that username was blocked, I'm fine. - Adolphus79 (talk) 17:49, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets/

I saw your recent post, and would encourage you to email a checkuser with the details. Include a link to the above SSP case, and as much detail on the new accounts involving personal details. They'll be able to handle it without revealing personal information on-site, and can block the underlying IP addresses. - auburnpilot talk 18:53, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks... sorry about not responding, I guess your comment got lost in Xeno's null edits... I've left a message there, we'll see what happens... so far I've emailed OTRS, oversight, and 1 'crat so far about the situation and nothing so far... I also spent most of the afternoon on the phone with my troll's ISP... we'll see what happens over the weekend... - Adolphus79 (talk) 00:41, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Someone has vandalized "West Germany" and "Second French Empire"

Hi, Adolphus! I don't know if you're an administrator (so please excuse me if not), but case yes, you must take an urgent look at West Germany and Second French Empire: someone has made the same vandalism on both of them, and it's not even possible access the page history to find out who did it. It seems they were simply wiped out and replaced by that vandalism. Best regards to you, and good luck to all of us, who work on en:wiki, Joao Xavier (talk) 00:57, 19 July 2008 (UTC) (from Brazil)

Both pages look fine to me, and I checked the page histories also. There seems to be some java based vandalism or a bug going around. Some users see this 'vandalism' and others don't. I think someone mentioned it could be a browser based error of some kind... There have been a few cases of this in the last couple weeks. Can you give me details of exactly what the vandalism was? - Adolphus79 (talk) 01:00, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Ruby Williams

Thanks for your help Adolphus with Ruby Williams. Can you let me know what else I need to do to get this listing in line with all the guidelines. Know you are busy and appreciate your guidance.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Gregorycromwell (talkcontribs)

Hmm... besides the already discussed notability concerns, I would say you should try to find more personal information about her (date of birth, place of birth, etc.). Also, an ISBN for the book, and a source for the award information. The one link you have looks like a blog, while this is good for information, it's not technically a "reliable third party published source", a published newspaper article or book about her would really help you get closer to proving notability. I would say that at this point, you've got a really good start, but try doing some deeper research and try to find some good sources, you're biggest issue at this point is that ever looming WP:N... You may also try talking to some of the people involved with Wikipedia:WikiProject Visual arts, they may have a better grasp on what would help you with this article specifically. I know the overall guidelines, and can give you generalized help and advice, but they may be able to give you specific help with an article about an artist.
P.S. make sure to sign your talk page additions with 4 tildes (~~~~), so we know who wrote it and when... - Adolphus79 (talk) 00:03, 21 July 2008 (UTC)


Heh, funny. Although it's "Heloise", not Eloise. DS (talk) 03:23, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Eh... Heloise, Eloise, Bertha, Tom, Dick, Jane... wtf-ever... it got the point across... ;) - Adolphus79 (talk) 03:24, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

editor review

After looking over your contributions, it is apparent that while you have done nothing bad, your contributions have not made a significant difference. Most of your edits seem to be small and largely irrelevant tweaks or exclamations of internet memes. While this may be a good way for you to occupy your free time, of which you clearly have a great deal, it would be helpful if you were to take your contributions to another level.
The most beneficial way for you to do this would be to do some original research: I noticed you haven't done much by way of improving stubs and this is an area in which wikipedia could really use your help. Wikipedia doesn't need so many vandal hunters, bored teenagers with nothing helpful to contribute, or edit-count chasers. A number of your posts reflect that you are especially cogent and articulate, and as this is the case I hope that you will turn your energies towards helping to improve Wikipedia by improving existing articles, especially with respect to stubs.
Notepad47 (talk) 07:51, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

While I would normally be greatful for the review, I am slightly concerned by a couple things.
The first being that you only just registered today, and had made all of 2 edits before this one, why did you feel it necessary to immediately go about reviewing other editors before you have much experience yourself?
Secondly, this is an exact copy of a message you left on two other editors talk pages. Why did you feel it necessary to copy and paste such a message to multipule editors?
Also, I'll assume by your message that you have have either not read, or are unfamiliar with, No Original Research (one of the Big 3 policies of Wikipedia, the other two being Notability and Verifiability). This policy clearly states that Wikipedia is not interested in Original Research. Why then, would you recommend to other editors for them to add Original Research?
I can only conclude by your message that you in fact did not look through my contributions history. Could you please explain? - Adolphus79 (talk) 15:07, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
Never mind, he/she's just practicing trolling (read somewhere it is considered [weasel words] uncivil to call some one a troll). See, what was posted on my talk page. So much do I regret responding to a possible troll on their talk page. Is calling a spam also uncivil if it looks a blatant copy-paste-handiwork on a cursory glance? Good, at least the review wasn't put on the actual review form (hope this won't prove to be WP:BEANS! Regards and sympathy. —KetanPanchaltaLK 21:32, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
Is this civil enough? - Adolphus79 (talk) 01:29, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
If you make the same mistakes, you deserve the same criticisms. If you can't take the heat, get out of the oven. Don't ask for comments if you aren't prepared to handle them.Notepad47 (talk) 08:16, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
I had read so much about trolls and vandals, but had never seen any troll up till now. But, now I'm so happy that I experienced trolling first hand. It's really brought some excitement to my otherwise mundane existence on Wikipedia. Finally, some one found me worthy of showering with such attention. Now, the only desire left is that my user page be vandalized once (at least, once). And, congratulations, Adolphus! You've got a bit customized review. Read very, very carefully the lines (not between them) of notepad's reply. There indeed is some difference between how he/she responded on my talk page and here. —KetanPanchaltaLK 21:58, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
I've had more than my share of trolls, you can have some of mine if you want... as far as the differences go, the edits were made 15 seconds apart... there is absolutely no difference... I like your idea of striking his/her/its review on your review page though, I may do the same... - Adolphus79 (talk) 22:08, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
I have posted a general warning for his/her/its removal one of my comments from Nick Cooper' talk page. Incidentally, it seems Nick Cooper didn't get to go through my message as it was deleted before he could read it. The warning has been placed on Notepad47's talk page. As such am sleeping now. Wouldn't be able to reply for a day. Regards. —KetanPanchaltaLK 22:35, 22 July 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for helping me out. --SkyWalker (talk) 19:22, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

no problem, let me know if it continues after the block... happy editing... - Adolphus79 (talk) 19:27, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
Sure. You are now added to my secret list of friends. :)--SkyWalker (talk) 19:31, 21 July 2008 (UTC)


Cool, thanks for the greeting, that wasn't a test, though. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nortix (talkcontribs) 19:47, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

It may not have been a test, but it still does not belong on the list if you can't pass Wikipedia's notability and verifiability policies. With no article or citations, it doesn't pass either. - Adolphus79 (talk) 19:50, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Deletion policy and Adnan Koucher

Please see Wikipedia:Deletion_policy#Speedy_deletion, which states: "Anyone except a page's creator may contest the speedy deletion of a page by removing the deletion notice from the page." In the case of Adnan Koucher, he is vice-chancellor of a university, and the article now includes a newspaper article about him and the title of a book he wrote. --Eastmain (talk) 23:35, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Conversation is continued where it originated... - Adolphus79 (talk) 23:44, 23 July 2008 (UTC)


Adolphus, since you already stepped in on my talkpage, can you please check there and also User_talk:Shorty23sin#July_2008 here and mediate? This user seems to think it's wrong for me to delete his link from the article. RainbowOfLight Talk 06:00, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

been watching... he's gone so far as the help desk to try to report you, and it seems User:Darkage7 has already stepped in to mediate... I'd hate to seem BITEy and jump on him also... I'll keep an eye on things though... - Adolphus79 (talk) 06:03, 24 July 2008 (UTC)
Ah, that wasn't there a minute ago. Thanks. RainbowOfLight Talk 06:04, 24 July 2008 (UTC)
np... good luck... ;) - Adolphus79 (talk) 06:05, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

speedy tags

Adolpus, Eastmain is perfectly right that anyone (except the author) can remove speedy tags. I did it for a long time before I became an admin, and, in fact, I think its good training for adminship. Only thing is that when an admin does it, it is less like to be protested, so when I do it now I say I'm an admin in the edit summary. DGG (talk) 16:35, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Yeah... Eastmain and I talked about it, he pointed out that anyone other than the creator can remove the tags... I guess I had missed that line the last time I had read the page... duly noted... - Adolphus79 (talk) 17:22, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Re: Thank you...

You're very welcome. I just sent you an e-mail through OTRS, actually. Unfortunately, if you reply to that, the message probably won't get directly through to me. If you need me to rename/check other accounts, feel free to mail me directly. --Deskana (talk) 01:01, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

I think everything is pretty much under control at the moment, the last couple things that needed to be done were those rename/deletes and the oversight at WP:UAA... I'll check right now to see if those diffs are gone... again, tyvm! - Adolphus79 (talk) 01:03, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
I'm going to send you an email right now, if you don't mind... or I can PM you on IRC? - Adolphus79 (talk) 01:06, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Umm, okay

Yep, sometimes i find im at a loss for words as to what exactly to say concerning articles that need deletion. Can you clue me in? Love isNoobish 03:05, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

read WP:CSD, there is a set format for using these templates... - Adolphus79 (talk) 03:07, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

List of micronations

What's your opinion on adding semi-protection for this page? I have already asked the administrator (User:Georgewilliamherbert) that added semi-protection last time but so far he hasn't replied. It would help seeing as IP addresses and newly created accounts constantly attempt to use this article for advertising their new micronations. Would you support semi-protection for this page? Onecanadasquarebishopsgate 14:53, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Definately, this page would be helped greatly by an indef semi-pp... I can help with the admin too if you need it, I've got a couple that would probably do it for me... BTW, you've done a lot of great work on both this and the main article, thanks... - Adolphus79 (talk) 15:13, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
No problem, thanks for your help. Onecanadasquarebishopsgate 19:29, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
Hi, seems the IPs are back again. I asked two admins if they could semi-protect the page but it seems they aren't replying (they must have seen the messages though, they have logged in since I placed them). You mentioned that you know a couple of admins that could help - could you please leave them a message on their talk page?
Thanks. ----- Onecanadasquarebishopsgate 12:14, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

The report I filed was declined but I don't agree with the assessment - I find that the user judged the case as too weak when in reality it is a problem that occurs multiple times almost every day, in fact it has come to the point where we can predict and expect it to happen. What do you think?

Here's the link: Requests for page protection ----- Onecanadasquarebishopsgate 16:09, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

I left a comment, we'll see if it gets a second look or not... if not, maybe we'll try another route... - Adolphus79 (talk) 16:15, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
Seems that the request was declined again. Onecanadasquarebishopsgate 16:41, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
I noticed... but I think the anon edits have slowed down over the last couple days... we'll see if it picks up again, and I'll have someone take care of it... - Adolphus79 (talk) 22:05, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Lagoan Isles

Hi, the summary you wrote for the coat of arms was well written, actually it's more detailed than some of the other summaries I saw. The templates used in the article are also fine, and welcome to WikiProject Micronations. Onecanadasquarebishopsgate 21:01, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, I couldn't find a "National Symbols" classification, so I thought logo was the closest option... - Adolphus79 (talk) 21:42, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
Dominion of British West Florida - perfect, the licenses and templates are all correct. Onecanadasquarebishopsgate 10:10, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

British West Florida

I'm aware of the slab of content which I copied from the blog. Given the complex legal argument, and timeline that it describes, it's easier to keep it in WP for a day or so, while I rewrite the relevant section based upon what it says. It's certainly not intended to remain in the article for any length of time. Unfortunately WP had a very well written article on this exact subject, but it was deleted as a consequence of an AfD 2 years ago, so we're now having to recreate it from scratch. --Gene_poole (talk) 18:43, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Kenshin Holstein

Why exactly are you removing refences to the Empire of Somple? It is a legitimate micronation. [[1]], [[2]] or [[3]] —Preceding unsigned comment added by KenshinHolstein (talkcontribs) 12:30, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Because it fails notability and verifiability policy... 3 self published pages are not verifiable... it also has WP:COI concerns... - Adolphus79 (talk) 12:35, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
They are not self-published pages and the Somplenese Reich does not fail. You can email the President of Molossia and ask him if Molossia has a friendship with Somple. —Preceding unsigned comment added by KenshinHolstein (talkcontribs) 12:37, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
There is no point in lying, it's not like anyone can't click on the links themselves...
  • Link 1, an article on another wikia that YOU created and did all the work too.
  • Link 2, a FREEWEBS website that you put up yourself
  • link 3, another wikia...
you really must read WP:V before telling me these are not self published... without third-party reliable sources, you fail WP:V, which means you probably also fail WP:N... - Adolphus79 (talk) 12:47, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

I had a large part in helping and giving Chancellor Kenshin the sights through email but they were not created by only one person. Do not jump to conclusions. I agree that adding information about the Empire of Somple to other micronation articles was wrong but I think that the article on the Empire of Somple should remain. —Preceding unsigned comment added by SompleGovern (talkcontribs) 12:56, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

The issue is mute now... your article has been deleted for failing notability and verfiability policy... There are no thrid party reliable sources... a couple self published wikia articles and your own website proves nothing... - Adolphus79 (talk) 13:02, 27 July 2008 (UTC)


Hi. I removed the report from AIV, could you please raise it at WP:AN3 instead? Cheers TigerShark (talk) 12:43, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

certainly, thanks... - Adolphus79 (talk) 12:47, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Maine State Route 228T

Just a quick question since you said you've driven on this route that you wrote an article about. Is it actually signed with shields that say 228T on them? Or does it have 228 shields with truck banners (Truck plate.svg) on them? -- Kéiryn (talk) 02:53, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

bah... I'll check it tomorrow (meant to take pics this weekend also), I think it's 228 Truck plate.svg, but floodgap had it listed as 228T, so I thought that was MOS... - Adolphus79 (talk) 02:57, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
Generally, if it's officially known as a suffixed route (i.e. 228T), but it's signed and commonly known as a bannered route, the article should be named and linked as if it were a bannered route, i.e. Maine State Route 228 Truck. That being said, regardless of which it is, since it's such a short spur, it might be a good idea to merge it with the parent article, but it's more or less up to you which you think is best. -- Kéiryn (talk) 10:44, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
Feel free to move the article wherever you think is best... here is a photo of the actual signage... I also got a photo of the 228/164 intersection signage if you think you can use it anywhere... - Adolphus79 (talk) 15:39, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Dominion of British West Florida

Ambox warning pn.svg

A tag has been placed on Dominion of British West Florida, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done for the following reason:

the Dominion of British West Florida is not notable nor is notability claimed. Like most micronations, this is the fictional creation of one individual with a website

Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not meet basic Wikipedia criteria may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as an appropriate article, and if you can indicate why the subject of this article is appropriate, you may contest the tagging. To do this, add {{hangon}} on the top of the page and leave a note on the article's talk page explaining your position. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would confirm its subject's notability under the guidelines.

For guidelines on specific types of articles, you may want to check out our criteria for biographies, for web sites, for bands, or for companies. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. PERSONAL NOTE: I like reading about micronations, and the article is well-done, but I'd be a huge hypocrite if I didn't move to have this deleted. Sorry. House of Scandal (talk) 22:47, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Not to be a whiny creator, I myself hate when someone complains about my CSD tagging of their blatently non-notable article, but I do believe that the Dominion is notable (at least notable enough to not qualify for CSD), and have replied on the article's talk page. - Adolphus79 (talk) 23:43, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Prods on gangster

I agree the sources are inadequate, but have you checked each one of them for better, at least in GoogleNews and--probably--in Lexis? Pls. respond on my talk p. DGG (talk) 01:10, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Replied on your talk page... - Adolphus79 (talk) 02:34, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Bico Australia page updates

I'd like to improve the Bico Australia article so that it falls in line with wikipedia's requirements. Can you help me by letting me know what I should add/change? I think you marked the page as NN, I'm not really sure what that is. Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Josefpacific (talkcontribs) 20:57, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

It was tagged NN meaning non-notable. This means there is a concern that the subject of the article does not qualify under Wikipedia's notability policies (found here). If you can show notability, and verify that notability, then the article will not be deleted. Do not take offence to this, as there are literally thousands of articles created each day that do not qualify. If, after reading WPN and WP:V, you think you can improve the article, then feel free to do so. Happy editing... - Adolphus79 (talk) 01:54, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

RE: Guess who?

It's always fun around here. User:Antandrus rangeblocked him; after all, he was begging. ;) Haha. Thanks for the backup! GlassCobra 05:08, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

not a large enough range, I think... might want to just PP your page... ;) - Adolphus79 (talk) 05:10, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
Done and done. Hopefully this is over now. GlassCobra 05:14, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Editing Hightstown High School notable alumni

I was not experimenting with the HIghtstown High School page. I was trying to add myself as a notable alumnus. To call that vandalism is a bit insulting -- I am one of the leading attorneys at the world's largest biotechnology company. I am, however, new to editing Wikipedia, but I believe I got it correct. Please check my syntax below:

  • Scott Bernstein, Attorney at Law and Director of Intellectual Property at Amgen Inc.

Thank you, Scott

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Scottinsocal (talkcontribs) 05:12, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Syntax is one thing, but you must meet Wikipedia policies... namely notability and verifiability... you should also read WP:COI while you are at it (being a lawyer, you should understand conflict of interest)... - Adolphus79 (talk) 05:16, 12 August 2008 (UTC)


Did the trick for me! :) Burner0718 05:39, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Personal information

Hi there. I just read the thread on ANI just now. I'd like to just say that if you have any issues like that again, feel free to either contact me directly and I will deal with them, or send an email to the oversight mailing list at - Alison 00:02, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Thank you, that's what I did last time... actually you never replied to the email :P (Xeno told me to email you), and so I emailed oversight, and it was taken care of... I've given up on trying to hide all the diffs and be secretive, I know my information is already out the on the web thanks to my company, I just don't like other people posting it to Wikipedia... according to his MO, all should be quiet for another week or two... - Adolphus79 (talk) 00:08, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
You did?? Yeek - dunno how that one got lost. I'm about to pmail you my "official" email address for next time, just in case - Alison 00:51, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
I believe it may have been around that stressful time for you when you were partially breaking. –xeno (talk) 00:55, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
Thank you Alison, I recieved the email... I got yours too Xeno, but won't be needing your services at the moment... ;) - Adolphus79 (talk) 02:16, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Admin coaching

I noticed you were still interested in admin coaching. I'd like to act as your coach, after taking a look at your contributions. Please tell me if you would like to undertake coaching. bibliomaniac15 00:27, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

I'm very interested, thank you... - Adolphus79 (talk) 07:45, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
I would have liked to get started now, but I have an RFA nom coming up and I might be busy, so I'll delay creating your admin coaching page until some time next week. Until then, please read Wikipedia:Administrators' reading list and make sure you know how Wikipedia works and what it's all about. bibliomaniac15 22:43, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
No worries... I've waited long enough for a coach, another week is no problem... as far as the reading list goes, I didn't know they were all gathered in one place like that, but I've already read most of that just in the last 2 years as an editor... take your time, and let me know whenever you're ready... thanks again... - Adolphus79 (talk) 00:48, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

All right, I've created your admin coaching page at User:Adolphus79/Admin coaching. Please answer the questions so that we may continue. My goal in admin coaching is to make sure that you know about administrative policy and that you know how to apply them, and also to boost your confidence in yourself. If I forget to update, please let me know. Remember that I'm not your boss, I'm just someone who wants to see you improve as an editor. Therefore, ask me questions about anything you would like another perspective on or don't understand, and treat me just like another editor. bibliomaniac15 00:41, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Done... - Adolphus79 (talk) 01:08, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday from the Birthday Committee

Wishing Adolphus79/2008 a very happy birthday on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!

Don't forget to save us all a piece of cake!

--Chamal Talk 01:06, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

cake? CAKE?!?!?! CAKE!!!!!!! - Thank you... - Adolphus79 (talk) 01:25, 22 August 2008 (UTC)


You've earned yourself a barnstar! How? Go to my userpage to find out why...

The Rebel's Gone Pokeynuts LOL 12:58, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

(Note, you may be eligible for more than one barnstar and/or a userbox)

cool, thanks... - Adolphus79 (talk) 13:28, 27 August 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for looking at the Barista Case. EaswarH (talk) 15:55, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

No problem, thanks for pointing them out... happy editing... - Adolphus79 (talk) 16:00, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Barista Coffee (India)

I stumbled upon the "Barista Coffee (India)" article and noticed that you've proposed in for deletion on account of non-notability. But as somebody has already mentioned on the article's talk page, just a Google search for "barista india" should rest your fears about its notability. It is one of the largest cafe chains in India. I am not sure if your concerns have anything to do with the newly created page for Barista coffee Taiwan. I thought it was better to get your viewpoint first rather than just removing the proposed deletion tag. Raj712 (talk) 04:54, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Per WP:COMPANY, a company is notable if it has been the subject of significant coverage in reliable sources... Just being there, then being bought out, does not make them notable on their own... I saw a good number of G-hits just now when I searched for them... If you can expand the article to show something other than them being bought out by the Italian company, and properly cite your references, the you can remove the prod on your own... The prod was placed there, instead of a speedy deletion tag, because there is a hint of notability... Feel free to improve the article, and let me know if you need any help... Happy editing... - Adolphus79 (talk) 14:33, 29 August 2008 (UTC)


Thx. --Justindavila (talk) 23:49, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

no problem, happy editing... - Adolphus79 (talk) 02:16, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Isabella Dam

Adolphus, I noticed you edited the entry to the Isabella Dam a while back - I'm interested, when you wrote the "history" section to it, where did you get the information that the dam was built primarily for flood control purposes from? I'm working on a more detailed study of the dam and it's a tricky sticking point that it was "for" flood control. Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Che1081 (talkcontribs) 04:01, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

My reference for that statement is here... you may have better luck if you contact the historical society themselves... good luck, and let me know if you find more information about the dam (or feel free to add it yourself)... happy editing... - Adolphus79 (talk) 14:04, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Andy Bjornovich

Regarding this edit, just so you know I am about the sixth IP sockpuppet of this user. It is not vandalism.-- (talk) 19:03, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

The Royal Militia of Pokeynutity

You have been offered a place in the Royal Militia of Pokeynutity as a General. Please respond ASAP - places are given out in a first in, first served basis. ~ The Rebel's Gone Pokeynuts LOL 03:02, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Awesome, a General... I'll take it... let me know if you ever need a Minister of Misinformation... oooh, or a head for the Redundant Department of Redundancies... <insert dancing banana here> - Adolphus79 (talk) 04:00, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
Hahahaha, problem is, all of the General places have been taken! You are now an Lieutenant General ;) ~ Her Holy Jamoley Highness Rebel Queen Pokeynut 12:09, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Friesland

You might consider joining WikiProject Friesland for we allways need more participants. -The Bold Guy- (talk) 17:57, 25 September 2008 (UTC)


You've got one. bibliomaniac15 23:23, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Awesome... replied... - Adolphus79 (talk) 23:42, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Thumbs up!

Thanks for finishing the renaming work that I started on The Ballroom Blitz & More Sweet Hits. I should have paid more attention. Cheers. – IbLeo (talk) 21:29, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

No worries, the only reason I knew about the renamng work was because I created The Ballroom Blitz & More Sweet Hits. Let me know if you ned any other help... - Adolphus79 (talk) 21:48, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. But I think (read: hope) I managed to update the 35+ other articles correctly following the renaming :-) FYI, I also added that album to the Sweet discography - didn't even know it existed beforehand. – IbLeo (talk) 21:58, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Corded Nordic

Hi, yeah It´s kind of late and summed up that it was directly from the site so can you just leave it there for now and I will refrase it later. Also can you remove the "s" from corded-nordics? it should be corded-nordic only. - — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cyrus111 (talkcontribs)

I'm sorry, there is not much I can do... Wikipedia can not accept any material that is copyrighted. I would recommend that you re-write this article in your own words instead of sopying and pasting it from another website. Maybe after it gets deleted, and you re-create it without the copyrighted material, you can rename it to the proper name. Let me know if you need help with any of that... - Adolphus79 (talk) 00:54, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

what proper name? the name is corded-nordic, and it said clearly it was from the site, you should have just leaved it and I would have improved it in time. Cyrus111 (talk) 01:25, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

So you admit it was stolen from another page? Please, next time, just write it in your own words instead of stealing someone else's. I have nothing to do with this, it is Wikipedia policy. Please read WP:COPYRIGHT and WP:COPYVIO for more information. - Adolphus79 (talk) 02:51, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

In the summary It said clearly where I wrote that this was from the website and that was temporal I was to rewrite it in own words after a some hours of sleep. What am i to admit, why accuse of stealing? Anyways I´ll thank you for the info and hit you with a line if there is anything I need to know from you.Cyrus111 (talk) 07:14, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome dude

Hello,the title explains it all. I learned most of my editing skills from Halopedia and HaloFanon(mainly the latter),and I have the same user name on those wikis also. I hope that we can be friends I guess,as I just found out about making an account here.(I didnt know I could) Reply soon,bye!!!-Zeno Panthakree (talk) 02:31, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

No problem, let me know if you ever need help with anything... happy editing... - Adolphus79 (talk) 02:38, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Suburban Express

Just a reminder to subst the {{unsigned}} and {{spa}} templates to reduce server load, to help prevent template vandalism, and to help prevent newcomers from easily removing the warnings.

Also, good eye on the sockpuppetry there. If I find any observations about it, I'll comment on it. It seems like they're all making the same bad–faith attacks. MuZemike (talk) 20:42, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

bah... normally I remember to subst... I must've been caught up in the SSP case and forgot... thanks for looking into the SSP... - Adolphus79 (talk) 20:44, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
I should also let you know that I have reported one of the IPs to ANI for making what seems to be a legal threat (diff). MuZemike (talk) 22:19, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
I noticed that and giggled a little thinking it was an attempt at a threat... but then he (I'm assuming all of these edits are being made by Mr. Toeppen himself) immediately reverted, so I gave it no more mind... - Adolphus79 (talk) 22:23, 23 November 2008 (UTC)


As a matter of fact, I've been working on it. I'll have it up when I'm ready. bibliomaniac15 00:33, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

No worries, was just wondering... let me know when you're about ready, and I'll inform Xeno (he would like to co-nom)... - Adolphus79 (talk) 00:35, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
I've created the page. Feel free to answer the questions, tell Xeno, then transclude when you are ready. bibliomaniac15 00:16, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank you, it's up and running <fingers crossed>... - Adolphus79 (talk) 02:16, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation

This article is about a social movement for helping animals, not a company. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Scott1111 (talkcontribs) 20:34, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

That's weird since the website you copied all of the information from calls itself a company... - Adolphus79 (talk) 20:36, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

RE: Help

Thanks for the help, that was exactly what I was looking for! Good luck with the RfA :-) JS (chat) 23:49, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

No problem... thanks for your support... - Adolphus79 (talk) 23:51, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Weird comment

The editor you responded to on the micronations project talk page is merely trolling. Best to ignore it. --Gene_poole (talk) 16:22, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Please read

Em its actually not nonscene its completly true... there is no nonscense about it! its completly possible to start your own country and i did so perfectly legit and u deleted my edit where i was simply trying to make ppl aware of Mittendale!!! Please dont delete it again i can change it around a bit if u like but it certainly is not nonscense!!! Thanks... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:12, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Jamie, please learn how to spell "nonsense". If you are serious about starting your own country, it would be best to do it on land you own or have conquered, and get press attention, before trying to include it in Wikipedia. Also, please be aware that there are some very nasty people out there who might like to come visit you and conquer it, now that you have given your email address, name, and location.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 19:20, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Reply and conversation here... - Adolphus79 (talk) 20:04, 30 November 2008 (UTC)


Hey adolphus, just got online here, but I won't be around very long. Just took a look at your RFA per your request. Ouch. Yours is a prime example (I'm sure you've seen others) when an early oppose, and a logically sound one by a hugely respected admin (DGG), sets the stage for a draw, which of course means "unsuccessful". He (DGG) makes valid points, and others have strongly agreed with them to the point of lining up underneath his, right or wrong doesn't matter as you know, it is what it is. If I go and edit the RFA (I probably won't), I would be a strong support (you easily meet my criteria. Right now, you are hovering around 63% +/- 5% at any given moment, and it's statisically highly unlikely that it will be a successful RFA at this point (you would need to go at least 20-1 support/oppose from here out to pull it off.) Keeping in mind that there will always be those that will continue to add, in this case, 'per DGG' at a regular clip, it might be best to simply withdraw it gracefully, thank DGG for his insights (no one else really had their own insights other than to quit smoking apparently), and go about enjoying Wikipedia. This I imagine will not be a consolation, but adminning sucks the life and fun out of Wikipedia-ing. I believe that to the extent that I refuse to nominate anyone anymore. I haven't used an admin button in over a month. Not worth the grief. I rarely log in, mostly I do quiet content editing as an IP, gnomish stuff that I really enjoy. Like a "first love" kinda thing. I actually wish I'd never gone thru rfa, I was blissfully ignorant of the majority of the political crap around here. This is a far better place for editors that care about the content if they don't have the extra buttons/burdens. See: Orangemarlin, SandyGeorgia, Malleus Fatuorum, ElCobbola for just a few of the myriad of editors that get by just fine without the buttons. That said, if adminning is what you really want beyond just the curiousity (that's what got me, I was insanely curious what blocking someone would "feel" like, and there was some deleted content I wanted to have access to again), then do what DGG et all suggest, lay low, get involved in areas that start with "Wikipedia:" and "Wikipedia talk:", and go back for RFA 2. Keep in mind though, that you will have an extremely hard time quitting smoking as an admin. Wikipedia isn't supposed to be stressful, I try my best to keep my talkpage light, but every once and awhile, I wonder what the hell I'm using my free time volunteering for after I see some of the vulgarity and vitriol flung at admins. I'm using some free time for this site, but not nearly as much, and anonymously (too many TPS-ers :-). Keep your chin up, consider withdrawing, and go back to what you really like doing here with a healthy respect for your narrow escape :-) Cheers, Keeper ǀ 76 02:34, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

I was not planning on withdrawing, but I have been quietly composing a concession speech in my head. I have already admitted to myself that there's a fairly good chance I won't make it. Am I disappointed? A little... Am I angry? Not at all... Will it change how I use Wikipedia? Doubtful... I'll try to make more thoughtout answers when I !vote at XfD, and I've already started a mini article drive on the articles I've created... but for the most part, I will continue on... Thank you for your support, and your insight... - Adolphus79 (talk) 02:49, 2 December 2008 (UTC)
P.S. - Admit it foo', us Keeperpedians iz da reezon yous don't need be loggin' in so much... we'z doin' all yer werk for yah! - Adolphus79 (talk) 02:49, 2 December 2008 (UTC)
True, true. :-). I learnt that as a CEO/business owner eons ago. The goal of every owner is to work your fine self right out of a job, I sayz. Delegate! delegate! Keeper ǀ 76 02:56, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome

You're welcome...:) Willking1979 (talk) 02:35, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

RfA closed

Just dropping you a line: I've closed your RfA. Unfortunately, there wasn't consensus for your promotion (though, looking over your talk page, this wasn't a surprise). You're a good candidate; now just isn't your time.

Here's hoping that I'll be leaving you a very different post-RfA message in a few months. :)

Oh, and just to nip any potential drama in the bud right here and now: no, I didn't pay any attention to the anti-smoking !vote. The community has made their feelings on the matter abundantly clear. EVula // talk // // 00:59, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Thank you... - Adolphus79 (talk) 01:01, 3 December 2008 (UTC)


Sorry about the outcome. Personally, I thought, you had turned the comer. Given another day, the outcome could have been different. With regards to the pile on votes, after DGG’s opinion, welcome to RFA. However, regarding DGG’s opinion, he is an extremely well respected editor and Administrator, and again personally, I take his advice to heart. Next time, you should be a shoo-in. Do not take this one too personally, but view it as a learning experience. . ShoesssS Talk 01:09, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

in a few months, in fact, I might want to nominate you myself. DGG (talk) 04:18, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Concession & Thankspam

I would like to thank everyone who participated in my RfA. Specifically, I would like to thank Bibliomaniac15 for coaching and nominating me; and Xenocidic, who wanted to co-nom me, and had supported me for a while even before the RfA. Thank you also to the rest of you who supported me.

I also want to thank those who opposed. Thanks to DGG's advice, I have already started working on a number of articles that I created. A number of the other opposes had some great advice, and I hope to use it all in the future. I received some very well thought out reviews, and now know in what areas I am lacking.

I might run for admin again in the future, but for now, maybe I don't need the tools to do what I do here on Wikipedia. I enjoy what I do here, and wonder if more responsibility would make that better or worse? I don't plan on changing the way I use the Wiki, except trying to give a little more detailed answers at XfD, and maybe actually speaking up on AIV, ANI, AfD, etc., instead of just reading. - Adolphus79 (talk) 01:14, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

There's definitely a change that happens once you get the new tools; see m:Namespace shift for a good essay on the topic.
Personally? I think you should keep doing what you enjoy. Maybe run at RfA when you feel comfortable that you've addressed the issues brought up, but the most important thing about Wikipedia is that you have fun. Continuing to edit after it's not fun is just a recipe for disaster; as much as I'd love to see more administrators, I'd rather not see yet another burnt out editor. EVula // talk // // 01:19, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment-What do you mean “…burnt out editor’’. You pointing a finger at me! I made that change based on consensus. That’s right consensus, me - myself and I all came to the same conclusion! That’s consensus right. No, seriously, EVula makes a great point, do what you enjoy doing and remember, in most respects, a Editor has more freedom and flexibility than a administraor in a majority of cases. Take care and “Happy Holidays”. ShoesssS Talk 02:15, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
Keep working, man. You're an excellent user, and I hope that you learn and fix your shortcomings to become an even better one. Best of luck, bibliomaniac15 02:52, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
Hey, I will back you when you run again. And I'll even throw in a pack of cigarettes if you win! Ecoleetage (talk) 03:42, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
ah! i'd been looking for that article for some time, thanks EVula. adolphus, what evula linked and what keeper wrote are too true. just do what you enjoy. –xeno (talk) 03:59, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
Glad to see you're in good spirits Adolphus. You've shown you can handle the stress of a failed RfA. This can only be a strong positive for your next one! I have no doubts that you will one day be a cracking administrator on this project. Happy editing :-) JS (chat) 13:10, 3 December 2008 (UTC)


How Do I become one please? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Permethius (talkcontribs)

Well, first, learn how Wikipedia works, the welcome message on your talk page would help you do this. Then, after you are an experienced editor, you would request adminship through RfA... - Adolphus79 (talk) 14:37, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Thank YouPermethius (talk) 14:40, 11 December 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for the compliment! I will keep your tip for referencing in mind in the future. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ronofthedead07 (talkcontribs) 02:42, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

No problem... let me know if you need any help... - Adolphus79 (talk) 02:45, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Merry christmas!

Merry christmas Adolphus! I hope you have a fab new year and a great 2009 :-) JS (chat) 00:41, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Thank you... happy yule period holiday to you also... - Adolphus (talk) 03:09, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Hector Montanez CSD

Thanks for updating the CSD tag on the article. I was just going to do that when I realized I chose the wrong reason in TW. You're quick! :P --Dbo789 (talk) 04:44, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Jason Meadows

This was AFD'ed a year ago so prod doesn't apply. I contested the prod anyway since, despite my having listed it for deletion the first time around, I think enough sources have cropped up for him, and he seems to just barely meet notability with a charted album, second-place finish on Nashville Star, and a couple decent sources. Ten Pound Hammer and his otters • (Broken clamshellsOtter chirpsHELP) 05:48, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

I prodded it because I didn't think it qualified for CSD... there was a chance of notability with what I had seen, and I thought if someone put a little work into it it might get kept... - Adolphus (talk) 22:49, 31 December 2008 (UTC)