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DO NOT DELETE MY PAGE IT IS IMPORTANT

Please dont delete my page it is notable she is hot Jamie Caponera lover (talk) 22:21, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Just because someone is "hot" does not mean that they are notable. Also, I did not delete your page I tagged it for speedy deletion under the CSD (A7) Alexfusco5 01:50, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Just a quick comment

Your last edit to User talk:70.237.25.159 I think was a little rushed... The UserboxerComplain/ubx 02:38, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

What do you mean I rushed, please view his edit before accusing me Alexfusco5 02:41, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
Sincere apologies. I didn't check the first edit he made to The Curse of Curves. Regards, The UserboxerComplain/ubx 02:45, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for apologizing but it is not needed ;) Alexfusco5 02:47, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi

You identified my contribution as "vandalism". Wikipedia states "Any good-faith effort to improve the encyclopedia, even if misguided or ill-considered, is not vandalism." (which I was trying to improve it, which I think you overlooked because it was obviously not vandalism). Just a suggestion, maybe try to properly generalize. You seem to be making constant edits 24/7, so don't worry about it. :) Angelique talk —Preceding comment was added at 03:21, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

I understand your point however when I revert changes that appear to be vandalism twinkle automatically says Reverted 1 edit by whoever identified as vandalism to last version by whoever Alexfusco5 12:17, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Black & White 2

Why was my recent edit to the Black and White 2 article instantly marked as vandalism?Yaksar (talk) 04:52, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

It was considered vandalism because it appeared to remove content without an edit summary Alexfusco5 12:19, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

I THINK SHE IS NOTABLE

I think that she is notable why is she not. Also who deleted the page if you didn't —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jamie Caponera lover (talkcontribs) 01:58, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

I hope I've helped... probably I've just opened up a big can of worms for myself, but I was trying to hit the comprehension level that I judged was appropriate. Anyway, the heat's off you and onto me now, which is one of the pleasures of admin-ship. If there's something further I can do, let me know. Accounting4Taste:talk 03:40, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for helping and sorry if I have gotten you into a conflict with User:Jamie Caponera lover and sorry I couldn't help more, I coming down with the flu Alexfusco5 12:12, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
Wow, the barnstar is much appreciated, although not really necessary. Today's 12-year-old lover of his local hottie is tomorrow's expert contributor on something-or-other, and I have a soft spot for potential future contributors. User:Jamie Caponera lover hasn't contacted me, but I can handle whatever comes up. You stay in bed, drink plenty of fluids, and get better! Accounting4Taste:talk 03:35, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

My talk page

Thanks for the tip! --Wtfdontkill (talk) 02:48, 29 November 2007 (UTC)Wtfdontkill Thanks again! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wtfdontkill (talkcontribs) 02:51, 29 November 2007 (UTC)


I will help you Alexfusco5 02:42, 30 November 2007 (UTC) (Brstines (talk) 01:22, 30 November 2007 (UTC))

Re:December

Thank you very much. I didn't know that!¤~IslaamMaged126 15:40, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

No Problem :) Alexfusco5 15:41, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

AfD discussion: Fictitous Presidents

Hello Alexfusco5,

I am relatively new around here, and am in the midst of trying to learn the ropes. My presence over at AfD was actually another editors suggestion as a way to learn more about deletion policy (long story short: I was involved in what I thought was a slam dunk deletion that ended up being saved, and I am trying to understand more about what the thinking on saving/deleting is).

In your recent comment, you mentioned a link to WP:NOT, so I went over there to check this out. For the life of me, I could not see what you could be referring to. Now I am not here saying "You are wrong". I am asking, from a standpoint of ignorance, what specifically you were referring to? Like I said, I am really trying to learn more about what people are thinking about in issues of deletion. Anything you could tell me would be deeply appreciated. (for the record, I'm not all that interested in this kind of stuff, so I have no strong feeling on the topic). LonelyBeacon 19:40, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, and Thanks for pointing that out, I meant to link to WP:NOTE. I will fix that in the AFD in one second Alexfusco5 19:44, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
No problem .... really, I am just trying to learn my way around. I did go take a look at the notability section again (this was the page I looked at quite a bit when I was looking at another article (a month ago) trying to determine why it should be kept, when it was obvious to me that it should be deleted. Again, I was lost .... I think that I understand notability, but I'm always open to the idea that my viewpoint might not be the right one ..... there's always someone that has a different one that sees what I don't. I do hate to burden you, and please don't feel in anyway that I expect a speedy reply, but if you could explain to me what you are thinking, I think I could learn a lot. I am appreciative! LonelyBeacon 20:32, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
Fictional characters or in this case presidents are not always notable and after quickly reading the article I found no indication of its notability Alexfusco5 12:24, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

wot r u on about?!

it was me that wrote that! not jeff! Iamandrewrice 20:10, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

Please tell me what you are talking about so I can help you or explain my reasoning Alexfusco5 20:17, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

Your warning on my page

Please remove it, and if you removed my message to Whitstable, please reinstate it. It was not vandalism, and per policy you may not remove other's comments which are not vandalism from talk pages. Thank you. Jeffpw 20:13, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

Sorry the edit summary made it appear to be vandalism Alexfusco5 20:17, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
Don't obfuscate. It was not just your edit summary. I know a vandalism template when I see one, as I give them out myself. Further, it is considered very bad form to template established users. Had you checked, you'd have seen I have over 7,000 edits and have edited for almost 2 years. I am sure you acted in good faith, but you caught me on a bad wiki day. Jeffpw 20:27, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
Not 'my' edit summary yours appeared vandalism and after investigating I realized you were editing a section called 'i did not vandalise!!!!!...' before I investigated it appeared vandal and there is a lot of vandalism and it is difficult to tell the difference at times Alexfusco5 20:34, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
Alex, I've mentioned this to you a couple of times before; once, when you templated me, and again when you templated an established user, and that person became upset. Please read WP:DTTR. It is essential that you stop templating established editors. Mr Which??? 20:35, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
I have read it and the only reason I templated him was I thought he was relatively new Alexfusco5 20:38, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
How you could possibly have thought that is beyond me. I could see making that mistake about me (I'm not new, for the record), but Jeffpw is a very established editor, with a long track record, easily discovered. Before templating anyone, perhaps you should consider your methods. This is a recurring problem, with established users becoming upset with your liberal use of the WP templates. A simple note (personally written, not templated) to Jeff asking him about his edit would have cleared everything up, and shown much more respect for an established user. But established or no, editors (not necessarily anon IPs) are usually deserving of a short, personal note of some type. Additionally, shouting (ALL CAPS) in the edit summaries is also usually considered poor form. Mr Which??? 20:43, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
I know, I was just getting frustrated because you are repeatedly telling me this. I did not check his backround because there are very few cases of an established editor vandalizing Wikipedia so I thought he was new. Alexfusco5 20:51, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
Two things: perhaps there's a reason I've mentioned this to you a few times--you keep doing it; and, your reasoning is circular in that you say that you thought he was vandalizing because he was a new editor, and you thought he was a new editor because he was vandalizing. This is confusing, and leads to frustration from other editors, as it appears you only give a cursory scan to a given edit before reverting it as "vandalism". Additionally, from the message posted above, it appears Jeff didn't even make the edit you were trying to revert. Alex, again, I would encourage you to stop using templates on any registered account, as you're receiving numerous complaints. Tangentially, as it appears you would like to be an admin at some point, it's these kind of things that people cite in opposition at RfAs. I am saying this as someone who wants you to succeed and do well on WP, not as someone who wishes you ill. Regards, Mr Which??? 20:57, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
Not "because" he was a new editor. I thought he was a new editor because his edit appeared to be vandalism. I was going quicker than normal because I'm recovering from the flu. And about a request for adminship. I would not accept any nomination until at least May. Alexfusco5 21:05, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
That makes even less sense, as nothing about his edit "looked like vandalism." Alex, all I'm saying is please stop templating registered users. It takes perhaps 10 seconds to compose a one or two sentence note. As for adminship, this is the kind of issue that, if you don't clean it up, will derail any plans you may have, no matter what timeframe you're looking at. Regards, Mr Which??? 21:16, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
let me explain my thinking, The edit made had an edit summary that appeared to be vandalism. The edit looked like it was vandalism, although I now know it was not. Because a regular contributor rarely vandalizes (I only have seen this happen once) I thought he was new on the project so i gave him a {{uw-vandalism1}}. Had I noticed he was a regular contributor, i would have reverted my revert and apologized for my edit summary that said he vandalized. Please do not send me anotherWP:DTTR link message as I have read it and if I notice a regular user made a mistake I send a non templated message Alexfusco5 00:38, 3 December 2007 (UTC)
I would encourage you to stop templating all registered users, or--in the alternate--always, always, always, check the contribs to be sure you're not templating a regular when you place one. As for the link, you had shown no behavior that indicated you had read it, which is why I sent it to you again. As you have now explicitly indicated you have read it, I won't send it to you again, provided you actually do stop templating regular contributors. Mr Which??? 00:59, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Shared IP

This is a shared IP. I would suggest that you refrain from banning it just because you are not thick skinned enough to stand vandalism that is automatically reverted, either way.

If you do not want to be blocked,create an account Alexfusco5 12:16, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

ArbCom election

I want to sincerely thank you for your support. Unfortunately under 12 hours have passed in the election process and you are in a minority of 4 supports to 29 opposes, so my candidacy is clearly going nowhere and I have struck myself out of the election. Perhaps next time - thanks again. Stifle (talk) 11:55, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Sorry my support didn't help much. Best of luck next year Alexfusco5 22:44, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the anti-vandalism work

Just wanted to thank you for your anti-vandalism work. A user called Sh000gun keeps trying to remove sourced information that is politically damaging to Bob Livingston, an American lobbyist and former congressman. I went to great lengths to document the information, and to present it in non-inflammatory language. It's very frustrating that this character keeps trying to erase this work periodically, while refusing to give any explanation, even after an RFC. Anyway, thanks for noticing.

Note that Sh000gun keeps trying to delete similar information on two pages--the Livingston Group and Bob Livingston. VonBrunmarck 04:02, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Hi Again--thanks for your warm welcome. I appreciate it! I know how to revert vandalism--but the problem is that this character Sh000gun will wait a few weeks, then remove the inconvenient information. This has gone on for months now. I have tried, repeatedly, to engage Sh000gun in a conversation. But she/he refuses. Is there any way to put a stop to *ongoing* vandalism? Do I have to just keep checking back all the time to see whether Sh000gun has struck again? VonBrunmarck (talk) 00:28, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

not vandalising

Don't worry, I am doing some heavy edits to trim down on the biography and present the information in a more chronological way in the Elliott Smith article. I'm a longtime editor of the article that helped bring it to featured status and I'm not just deleting random blocks of text. ;) - Phorque (talk) 22:53, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I figured that out when I saw your talk page and was about to fix it, I'm sorry for indicating you as a vandal in the edit summary Alexfusco5 22:56, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

Cheaspeake Tower

I'm 100% certain Chesapeke Tower by Jdlddw (talk · contribs) is a copyvio per I9, but can't find a source for it. Given that his first edit to the article involved the copying of the header of Wikipedia and including in citation brackets, it makes me suspicious of the source. Also of note, Wikipedia's donation counter is at 33,799, but his edit has it standing at 22,099. I'll do some searching around, but all of my queries here and at Google have not produced any fruit. Seicer (talk) (contribs) 02:37, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

I have added a prod to the page Alexfusco5 02:48, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
BTW I think you mean G12 Alexfusco5 02:54, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
Yes, I cited the wrong one on a whim. Thanks, Seicer (talk) (contribs) 04:25, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Vandalism on Ecjmartin page

Alex, thanks so much for reverting the vandalism done to my userpage. While I might have caught it eventually, it was really nice to see that someone else was watching out for me and took care of it. I deeply appreciate your help!! Thanks again, Merry Christmas, and God bless! - Ecjmartin (talk) 04:20, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

No Problem at all. :)Alexfusco5 12:15, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Quick note on Kurt Cobain

Hi. I undid a vandalism warning you gave regarding an edit to Kurt Cobain. (It was to do with this edit [1]). No worries, I got confused in the editing there too, but I thought I better drop a note in case you were wondering. FlowerpotmaN·(t) 22:23, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the note :) Alexfusco5 22:25, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Violet Pepper

Hey, sorry I meant to do preview and not save as I was just seeing how it looked :-/ not done this before, maybies I'll sleep on it and think of how to word it more constructive! thanx. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Angel havoc (talkcontribs) 22:40, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Welcome sign

I see! I didn't know you had to do it for that: I've always substituted for warnings though. Alientraveller (talk) 22:51, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

No problem I thought it might have been an accident Alexfusco5 22:52, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

District of Herbert.

Huh? I'm changing the page to reflect the results of the recent election. Things such as:

  • George's caption "is a candidate" to "was a candidate".
  • Removing the "Lindsay retained seat in 2004" because him retaining it in 2007 superceeds that.
  • Noting that because Lindsay retained the seat, but his party lost, it is no longer a bellwether seat.

If you took the time to read the page, you'd understand that.

Thanks for your interest.

Duggy 1138 (talk) 02:06, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, thought you were doing the typical delete random text Alexfusco5 02:08, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Nuclear history of Iran

The material I reverted was plagiarised from here. It would be alright to cite this material in a summarisable form, but the entire article should not be copy and pasted verbatim in to the article. --68.253.35.241 (talk) 02:29, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

I noticed your edit summary but could not find the source of it. Feel free to do it again as long as you list the website Alexfusco5 02:32, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Menudo

You are correct in blocking the guy for deleting sourced Menudo stories Menudo Do not let other admintrators over ride you and allow this guy to bully you with legal threats.--Blue5864 (talk) 02:56, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Southern California freeways

I meant to move some stuff from Mojave Freeway into Interstate 15 in California. Alot of informations is stubby and basically repeats 4 times. I meant to FW it to I-15 after it copy the section. And control cities, major intersections imitates repeatively at least 3 times. Only AARoads does this. The I-15 is split into many small sections. I just delete part of it before I send it on to another page. Just be patient. I will take care of those problem --Freewayguy (Comm 90) 03:05, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Sorry thought you were removing random text because there was no edit summary Alexfusco5 03:08, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Menudo cookies

Thanks for the cookie! It's become just a little ridiculous. One of the things I love about Wikipedia is that we can always fall back on WP:CITE when these things come up. Cheers, Antandrus (talk) 03:17, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

c'mon--Blue5864 (talk) 04:20, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness, drive the dark of doubt away!

Marlith T/C 03:48, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Gwlad

Hi,

One of the users of this webpage highlighted my contribution to the Gwlad page as vandalism. I was attempting to contribute to one of the criticisms on the page by a moderator (i.e. the writing style is turgid and self-referential).

I use the Gwlad site myself, and am trying to put across the point that wikipedia wants content in a format suitable to an encyclopedia. The creators of the page have a choice, to write in a humourous style (which won't be accepted) or to write in a factual style that may have a chance of acceptance. I was attempted to aim for the second of those two choices.

I hope this clears things up. I very rarely add things to wikipedia and don't want to be accused of vandalism

Yours

Pete —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cupking13 (talkcontribs) 15:09, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, however it appeared to be removal of random text Alexfusco5 15:24, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

A sincere apology

I just want to say I sincerely apologize for my behavior yesterday. While there is no excuse for bullying tactics of any sort, I was at wits-end and having no prior knowlege of the Wiki protocol necessary to evoke change, was in somewhat of a panic. I'm pretty sure my frustration was quite evident, so I won't continue to elaborate. Now that I have calmed down and understand the process, I completely see my errors. Through the help of yourself, Dreaded Walrus, and Antandrus, the situation is now somewhat contained and we can now move forward with damage control.

The launching of a Boy-Band is a carefully orchestrated process, especially one with worldwide auditions, pre-auditions, not one but two MTV shows, trademark clearances, etc. All in all it is pretty daunting... in and of itself.

Jose, Monti, Chris, Emmanuel, and Carlos have worked exceptionally hard to make it through the process to this point. Incredibly long-hours, crazy travel schedules, rehearsals, more rehearsals, and little sleep. But having stuff like this individual suddenly smearing irrelevant, 17 year-old, tabloid headlines: "DRUGS and GAY SEX SCANDAL" all over the internet has truly tested my mettle.

Again, I apologize for my lack of knowlege, patience, and protocol yesterday and look forward to being a harmonious cog in the great Wiki wheel.

Christopher R (talk) 18:50, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

No problem, I will strike your warnings Alexfusco5 19:17, 8 December 2007 (UTC)
Christopher I needed the above to prove who I was actually dealing with and now you have provided it. I can assure you that your calling me "NUTSO" and intentional tort is actionable to say the least. I again thank you for confirming who you are and who you are working for we will be in touch soon.--Blue5864 (talk) 22:03, 8 December 2007 (UTC)
Blue5864, I believe that is a legal threat and I know you have recently been blocked for legal threats Alexfusco5 01:32, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
Alex, I think you should report this to AN/I immediately, and BT should be indeffed, especially given his history of legal threats. Mr Which??? 01:42, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
Good Idea, I already posted to the previous blocking admin Alexfusco5 01:43, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the "cookie"... Mr Which??? 03:13, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Carter 3 Is Shelved

Carter 3 is shelved. Read here. http://www.xxlmag.com/online/?p=17124

Thanks for posting use the edit summary next time Alexfusco5 01:56, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Re: Ghost of Christmas Past

The two paragraphs that I deleted from Ghost of Christmas Past were a repetition of the first two paragraphs of the article. Someone must have accidentally copy-pasted them to the end of the article. --134.198.237.42 (talk) 02:46, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Sorry there was no edit summary and it appeared vandal Alexfusco5 02:47, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Estonian mythology

What exactly did you find vandalistic about my changes to the article Estonian mythology? - 88.196.99.83 (talk) 20:19, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Reference and content removal without edit summary Alexfusco5 20:20, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Which reference or which significant content did I remove? Is not adding edit summary really vandalism? Did you at least read the article after my edits? -- 88.196.99.83 (talk) 21:56, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

No but your lack of an edit summary made it difficult to tell the difference Alexfusco5 22:01, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
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For Making some Useful recent Changes Coolmoose (talk) 21:44, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks... Alexfusco5 21:45, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Way International "Vandalism"

I reverted your reversion. I was moving sections of the discussion page to the archives. I had two windows open while doing it and apparently hadn't saved the change on the archive page before deleting the section on the main discussion page.

Ten of Swords (talk) 22:52, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation Alexfusco5 22:54, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Re:Tip

When I did that it said "invalid html code" or something like that...[[User:DeltaThetaZetaXiPhi|<font color=#FFFF00>δ</font><font color=#FFD700>θ</font><font color=#FFA500>ζ</font><font color=#FF8C00ξ</font><font color=#FF4500>φ</font>]] (talk) 23:15, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Haha, never mind i figured it out =) δθζξφ 23:23, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

how do i make the font bigger? δθζξφ 23:27, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks so much, it works now! δθζξφ 23:35, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

No problem Alexfusco5 23:36, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Re:Adoption Offer

Cool! thanks!δθζξφ 23:46, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

So what do you think is most important for me to learn?δθζξφ 23:49, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

okay, so i have a question. If anyone can edit wikipedia how do you keep a page from just getting deleted all toghether? δθζξφ 23:59, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

how do you put the hyperlinks in your text? δθζξφ 00:00, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

okay, i get it, so how do i tell if a page has been vandalised or not, and what is the easiest way to revert it?...twinkle?δθζξφ 00:08, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

So is this right? User:DeltaThetaZetaXiPhi/monobook.js —Preceding comment was added at 00:14, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Okay, cool, im probably going to get off in a little bit too, but i'll be on tomorrow. =) thanks for adopting me and all the help. δθζξφ 00:21, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your kind welcome.

And, for not blocking me.Wikiipedia Is Like, Way Better Than World Book (talk) 02:21, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

No problem Alexfusco5 02:22, 10 December 2007 (UTC)


Biker Mice

If you had bothered reading i created List of Biker Mice from Mars episodes as i feel the current biker mice page is too unwieldy. Hence the removal from the page Dwanyewest (talk) 02:48, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Regarding Characters In Resident Evil Film Series: Johnny L.K. Blaze

Hi there. This character does not exist in the films. Obviously a joke edit to the Wiki by another person, Johnny L.K. Blaze is a reference to Leon Kennedy, a character that was said to be dead at the beginning of Resident Evil: Apocalypse and has never been seen or referenced. I just wanted to remove the mess someone had made of the page with this fake article and terrible punctuation. 82.18.53.50, 02:50, 10 December 2007 (GMT)

Thanks Alexfusco5 02:55, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Roanoke

The changes I made to the last paragraph were valid and not at all vandalism. The last paragraph simply repeated information that was already posted in the main paragraph and was of no use to the article. All other changes were grammar fixes. Please revert back to my edit if you see fit.

Use the Edit summary next time Alexfusco5 21:12, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

thanks

sorry, i didnt notice i deleted half the article on the Kottonmouth Kings page. totally accidental. thanks 4 reverting it though. Jride247 (talk) 21:12, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

No problem :) Alexfusco5 21:14, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Re:Time

Okay, cool. Also, I have a question, if I come upon an article that has red links, should I get rid of them or just leave them? They are a waste if they link to no where... δθζξφ 00:05, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Also, how exactly do templates work? δθζξφ 00:14, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

The vandal

I know, I suddenly saw them come up on my watchlist. They are a sockpuppet of this user. Acalamari 23:17, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Sorry

While I was adding my comment on the Talk Page of "Politicization of Science," I must have accidentally selected and replaced older text with my newer text. Sorry, my mistake. Now, what I wanted to ask you was this: how did you manage to revert my edit within the same minute I made it? Good job catching vandalism. --Armaetin (talk) 23:31, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Special:Recentchanges Alexfusco5 23:38, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Rob Bell vandal

Please help on the Rob Bell article!! User "Lyonscc" keeps reverting all changes that he deems inappropriate simply because "it is in his opinion" that they are "libelous". I've already been threatened to be banned, by the time you read this I bet I will have already been. 72.86.14.75 (talk) 22:13, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

With the Rob Bell article, there were several Wikipedia:Coatrack issues that 72.86.14.75 continues to add back in, even though other users, including myself have removed them. Included in these are attempted additions of links to blogs as references.--24.145.236.116 (talk) 03:55, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, I will review the references in the article and remove the unacceptable ones Alexfusco5 12:28, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

This revewier, 72.86.14.75, is still reverting a multitude of formatting changes and content updates. He is also refusing to use the discussion page, which I and other reviewers HAVE been trying to use. The links to Casey Freswick are violations of Wikipedia:Coatrack, and are blog sources. The link (which he places at the top) to wayofthemaster radio is also a violation of Wikipedia:Coatrack. I would engage him on the talk page, but he is not forthcoming.--Lyonscc (talk) 13:35, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

User Gump is also reverting to old changes, now, as well, and refusing (see his history note) to discuss changes on the discussion page. He was warned before for this behavior. Gump and 72.86.14.75 appear to be attempting to use Wikipedia as their launching point for criticism of Bell, directing people to their blogs (primarily apprising.org) and to obscure negative reviews of one of Bell's books and one of his videos. Criticism is fine, but this is in violation of Coatrack and neutrality - and there seems to be no redress because they won't discuss their changes!

Actually, user Gump was temporarily blocked, not just warned.--Lyonscc (talk) 16:59, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

I have reverted Gump twice, and this should not put me in jeopardy of the 3RR because this is dealing specificially with criticism contained within a Biography of a Living Person.--Thunderbolt2002 (talk) 15:10, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

User Gump is back at it - reverting multiple changes to antiquated versions of the page and refusing to engage discussion in Talk:Rob_Bell on changes consistent with W:NOR, Wikipedia:Coatrack, and W:V. He has already been temporarily blocked for this once. --Lyonscc (talk) 19:27, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Alex, I undid your revert, which went back to a VERY old version of the page, which still had a "Trivia" section and was missing multiple content additions. This article is under Arbitration right now, so please refrain from making changes without engaging us in the Talk:Rob_Bell page first. Apprising.org is a blog and does NOT meet W:V guidelines. For information on the Arbitration, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requests_for_arbitration#Rob_Bell--Lyonscc (talk) 22:36, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the message I will request semi-protection Alexfusco5 22:39, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

RfA Thanks

No problem and congrats Alexfusco5 00:32, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for signing!

Thanks for signing, cheers!


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This barnstar is awarded to Alexfusco5 for signing Sirkad's Guestbook.
No problem, thanks for signing mine Sirkad(Talk) 02:55, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
Also, thanks for adopting my little bro, I would help him out but im in college so I don't really have the time. =P Cheers! Sirkad(Talk) 02:54, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
Anytime I enjoy helping new users Alexfusco5 02:56, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Editing of "Dan Debicella"

I don't understand why are my changes being reverted and tagged as vandalism. The information I'm adding to the wiki is more accurate and less partial than what is currently there. For instance part of my post includes a slightly more detailed description of which towns are in the district. Also, I added the political party he's a member of and a link to the national website. So why are these pertinent facts being allowed to be ommitted? The wiki shouldn't just be a cut and paste from the legislator's campaign website...it should be impartial. I'm willing to work to find a middle ground here so what should I do? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ratsofftoya (talkcontribs) 16:02, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

It looked like you were removing random blocks of text Alexfusco5 21:35, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Question

I adopted a user and was wondering what your take was on this article i helped him create, it kept getting speedy deleted, so think it will now? User:M2W/Mail2World post what you think on my talk page. thanks for the help.  Sirkad  talk  sign  00:55, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

What criteria? Alexfusco5 00:57, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
No context.  Sirkad  talk  sign  01:02, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
Recreate it has plenty of context does not meet WP:CSD#A1 Alexfusco5 01:04, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the help man.  Sirkad  talk  sign  02:10, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
Anytime, BTW you should move it to the mainspace now Alexfusco5 02:13, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
Nah, im gonna let him do it, he did most the work anyway =P.  Sirkad  talk  sign  04:16, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Article

What should I do to improve my article? --M2W (talk) 01:37, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

You should first move it to the mainspace and then add more information. After it is submitted to the mainspace it will be edited by many users which will improve it Alexfusco5 01:40, 13 December 2007 (UTC)


Really, really bad haikus from a new admin

Setting new lows in thank-you spam:

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Grazie, Alex! Thanks so much for your support in my RfA.

Enjoy these haiku, --A. B. (talk) 14:19, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

PS Italian is a cool language -- I'm envious that you can speak it.
Thanks and good luck as an admin. Alexfusco5 15:30, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Re:Questions

Not atm. thanks. δθζξφ 17:59, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Independent Lens entry

Hi,

I work for the Independent Lens series on PBS at ITVS, I am not vandalizing the page. Thanks for the sandbox tip. Independent Lens (talk) 22:14, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Use the edit summary next time Alexfusco5 22:15, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

hey i found it

I fell special

Now start making changes to articles. Alexfusco5 23:48, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Indefblockeduser

Isn't replacing the userpage of an indefblockeduser with {{Indefblockeduser}} proper use of the template? Certainly it's not vandalism, and the warning you put on my talk page should be removed. 72.78.226.150 (talk) 23:54, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Sorry thought he wasn't blocked also subst the template Alexfusco5 23:56, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
The template instructions specifically state not to subst it. 72.78.226.150 (talk) 23:59, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
Okay thanks Alexfusco5 23:59, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Vandal Fighting

We keep bumping into each other in anon's Talk Pages. Just want to say, that's pretty funny. Just had to comment on that. Bgs022 (♬) 02:39, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

I guess it is pretty funny Alexfusco5 02:40, 14 December 2007 (UTC)


I'm new at this, so forgive me if I'm posting this in the wrong place, but how dare you accuse me of vandalizing a page when all I did was remove gossip? Someone (you, perhaps?) keeps posting gossip on one of the pages. Isn't gossip against the rules Aren't things in Wiki supposed to be objective and factual? Seems to me that the real vandal is the party posting gossip, not my removal of it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mykidsareplayinginthetoilet (talkcontribs) 02:51, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

I did not accuse you of vandalism this is your first edit Alexfusco5 02:54, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

Your RFA

I would not suggest entering you RfA right now. When passing a decision, editors are very tough and sometimes incivil when supporting and opposing them. I would suggest giving it two more months. In the meantime I would suggest working more on making articles better, writing you own articles, helping settle decisions and so forth along with what you are doing now. If you wish you can apply for Wikipedia:Admin Coaching to educate yourself and have a better chance at succeding. I also would suggest removing that talkheader on this talkpage, as that might get a few opposes. Personally, I would not oppose because of that, but some people will. Sorry, I do hope you pass in the future. Thank you. Marlith T/C 01:30, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Good Work

Good work on reverting all the vandalism and for "beating to the punch" several times :) Also, I'm wondering, do you use a AVT (Anti-Vandalism Tool)? I'm struggling to find a great one.

Keep up the good work --Diehardinfo (talk) 00:06, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Yes, I use twinkle but you need to create an account to use it Alexfusco5 00:07, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Prank message

I've removed the message from (a) a number of articles and (b) your user and user talk pages. I believe that this is against the rules; if not, it certainly isn't appropriate behavior. I suggest that you focus your efforts on constructive editing of articles. -- John Broughton (♫♫) 18:04, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

I did NOT put it in any articles and I believe WP:USER says that I can have on my userpage. If someone uses it in the mainspace, It is not to my knowledge and not what it was intended for. Thank You Alexfusco5 18:50, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
Alex - are you familiar with this statement?
The Wikipedia community generally frowns upon simulating the MediaWiki interface, and it should be avoided except when necessary for testing purposes.
That's from the guideline you cited. I'm going to assume that you didn't realize that what you're doing did involve the MediaWiki interface, and now that you do, you'll take the prank messages off your user pages. Or explain why you think you're in compliance with the guideline -- John Broughton (♫♫) 19:43, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
Okay, I will do it on some days only, is that okay with you? BTW thanks for removing from those articles I was unaware that they were there. Alexfusco5 21:07, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
No, it's not okay to do it on some days only. I don't have any authority to waive the rules. As for not knowing about the other links to the prank page, if you click on the link "What links here" (on the left, in the toolbox), when you're at that page, you'll see all the pages that do link to it. -- John Broughton (♫♫) 21:32, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
I'm not a newbie and what I mean is April fools day and holidays I can occasionally have it on my userpage. BTW I don't always check the 'what links here' Alexfusco5 21:35, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
You can do whatever you want; you know the rules and I'll let you deal with the consequences. -- John Broughton (♫♫) 23:28, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
Just saying, that is stupid, its harmless fun, if it causes someone emotional or physical trauma i can see the problem, but if you go crying because you thought you had a message and find out it was a prank you have serious emotional problems. Sirkadtalksign 01:49, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
It's not a big deal I will probably put it back on April fools day Alexfusco5 01:51, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
Yea, that guy just cant take a joke...what a stickler. Sirkadtalksign 02:50, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
Alex, it's these kind of things that tick people off. You've been informed that it's rather poor form to leave the fake "New Message" template at the top of your page. It wastes people's time, and many do not appreciate it. It doesn't build up good will in the community. As someone who is clearly pointing toward adminship, you'd do well to listen to John. The less people you tick off by doing silly stuff like that, the better your chances at RfA. Mr Which??? 03:12, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
He already took it off, and some people need to loosen up. how hard is it to press the back button if you accidentally click on it? give me a break. Sirkadtalksign 03:22, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
You're not helping the situation. He wants to be an admin. Irritating people by making them think they have new messages isn't the best thing to do on the "road to adminship", is all I'm saying. Mr Which??? 03:25, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
I understand that, and he took it off did he not? all i am saying is that if someone actually gets pissed off because of that then they have a serious emotional problem, a person never knows when they are going to die, for all they know an orca whale being transported by helicopter to seaworld could fall out and smash into their house and kill them tomorrow, or within the next minute...the point is, it was harmless fun and anyone that thinks it is "irritating" should just stay off his page. Sirkadtalksign 03:33, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
I don't think you do. When you're an active editor, and you see "You have messages" at the top of the page, you naturally think someone may be contacting you, perhaps about something important on the project. As such, when you instinctively click on it, and it's a stupid message about being pranked, it's irritating. You're correct in stating that he's removed it. However, he claims to reserve the right to bring it out for special occasions, which I think is unwise, given his aspirations to adminship. Irritating people gratuitously isn't the best course of action when one desires adminship. Mr Which??? 03:39, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
Okay, this is going no where, if you seriously get mad about clicking on a link and you just cant click the back button and move on then w.e, but my only advice to you is to lighten up because you never know what could happen tomorrow. think about it. Sirkadtalksign 03:59, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
I explained to you why that kind of BS is annoying. Alex can now choose to listen to you if he wants, or he can listen to John and I. Simple as that. Mr Which??? 04:11, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
Guys this discussion was over will possibly bring it back for April fools day. There has been a massive argument about this on AN/I here so I removed it to prevent a repeat argument that is stupid. If you guys want to argue about it feel free to do it here just leave me out of it Alexfusco5 12:18, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
Sorry Alex. Sirkadtalksign 21:45, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
  • As long as you maintain that you'll even possibly bring it back "on April Fool's Day", you can count on several oppose votes at any future RfA. This kind of thing annoys many people, Alex. That's all I'm saying. Mr Which??? 21:53, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
After reading the AN/I thread, I don't think I will bring it back but as I said before, please please please please leave me out of it. You can discuss it here if you want to but I will not bring it back if it is going to cause so much dispute. Alexfusco5 22:08, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
even with all of mrwhich's complaining i dont see why it could possibly annoy someone so much...jeez... Sirkadtalksign 22:04, 20 December 2007 (UTC)
First, I'll thank you to never leave a smiley and a snarky message at my page again. Second, I'm not "complaining", I'm trying to help Alex understand how other editors might find it annoying, and--as someone pointing toward adminship--annoying people isn't something he wants to do. Mr Which??? 01:55, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
It wasnt snarky, I was just simply trying to get you to loosen up. btw. like he said before. LEAVE ALEX OUT OF IT. Can you please explain to me WHY people find this annoying...that is something I am trying to comprehend...Sirkadtalksign 02:31, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
(cut-and-pasted from above, when i first explained it to you) When you're an active editor, and you see "You have messages" at the top of the page, you naturally think someone may be contacting you, perhaps about something important on the project. As such, when you instinctively click on it, and it's a stupid message about being pranked, it's irritating. —Preceding unsigned comment added by MrWhich (talkcontribs) 02:35, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
Your saying this as if im not an active editor...which i AM and i have no problem with it. I think it is a personal pet peeve of the editor, if we took a pole quite honestly believe that at least a majority of users would say that they dont mind it. Sirkadtalksign 04:38, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

Card

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-- Vintei  Talk  01:26, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the Christmas card Alexfusco5 01:33, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Merry Christmas

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Marlith T/C 00:18, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks and same to you :):):) Alexfusco5 00:27, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
By the way, might you want to participate in Wikipedia:Song/The Twelve Days of Christmas before the nine remaining days are already taken? Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Marlith (talkcontribs) 05:37, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

A KINDLY REQUEST TO HELP ME CHANGE MY NAME

dear alex bunch of salam, hope be fine,

dear! im a a user of Pashto wikipedia and help wiki in pashto, add topix in pashto wiki and my name is JALALAKUT, so now i wana change my name to usman mansour (عثمان منصور) if u kindly tel me how to change my name from JALALAKUT TO عثمان منصور, so i wi be very thankful to you.

best of luck

usman mansour

pashto wiki user

I am not a bureaucrat and thus cannot change your user name. Please make a request on WP:CHU Alexfusco5 02:02, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Viscount Severn

You are sadly mistaken in your claim of vandalism occurred on the above mentioned page. It is totally incorrect to refer to the new baby son of The Earl and Countess of Wessex as a Royal Highness. I suggest you refer the matter to Buckingham Palace for confirmation. The Queen as fount of all honour has publicly denied the appellation or royal highness to both Lady Louise Windsor and the new Viscount Severn. They are strictly known as children of an Earl. See the statement released by The Queen at the time of the marriage for confirmation. The letters patent of George V have been overruled by Elizabeth II. One wonders how long wikipedia will continue to get this matter so very badly wrong? Nowhere else does. Finneganw 02:06 (UTC), 18 December 2007

It was considered vandalism because it removed content without an edit summary Alexfusco5 02:10, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Isaar, Wisconsin

Why did you revert 6 recent edits by User:Presidente as vandalism? I don't see what was wrong with it. It was referenced. Royalbroil 02:43, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

That is my mistake because the last edit he made removed the infobox and twinkle reverts all sequential edits by the same user Alexfusco5 02:46, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
Ok. Please strike the vandalism-3 warning from the user's talk page then. It does appear to be a good faith edit. Thank you for your quick attention. Royalbroil 02:50, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
 Done Alexfusco5 02:52, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
Thank you. It turns out the Presidente had added the infobox and removed it since it wasn't working out very well. I have copyedited the article and fixed the infobox. I wonder if the writer of Twinkle should be notified that it sometimes reverts good edits. Or is this a known limitation of the software? Does twinkle automatically give vandalism warnings or is it chosen by the operator? Royalbroil 03:16, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
No I issued the warning because I thought it was vandalism and Presidente was informed. I could have reverted only 1 revision but I thought it was vandalism so they were all reverted. Thanks for the note and Happy Holidays! :) Alexfusco5 12:16, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

re: blackout

What did I do? I just removed that unsourced info about the deluxe edition and the fake uk bonus tracks left by that anonymous user.

It appeared to be random removal of text. Use the edit summary next time Alexfusco5 02:30, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

This account

My brother gave me this account because he doesn't want it any more (this is Sirkad) so i will be assuming control of it. thanks δθζξφ 03:37, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Continuously Variable Transmission Article

You reverted my recent changes to the Continuously variable transmission article. While some of the changes may have been rash deletions, I tried to delete sections that were overly wordy and didn't add anything to the article. Also, most of the changes were completely legitimate grammar and capitalization corrections which I now have to redo. The original article was all but unreadable. —Preceding unsigned comment added by West.Devin (talkcontribs) 22:53, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

I understand that they are wordy but you should still have left it there. Instead add {{copyedit}} Alexfusco5 01:23, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you!

Hey there! Thanks very much for your support in my recent RFA, which was successful. I was humbled by the support I received, and will do my best to live up to it by using the tools wisely and for the benefit of the encyclopedia. Thanks again! Tony Fox (arf!) 06:29, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

RFA

Broadway14122 (talk) 20:55, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

I am considering the RFA although it is a bit earlier than I would have thought. I actually am asking the opinion of others. Those of you interested may comment Alexfusco5 00:00, 15 December 2007 (UTC)
Heh, I'd vote yessums. Sirkadtalksign 01:45, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
Thanks I will probably consider adminship in February unless I am convinced that I would be promoted at an earlier date Alexfusco5 01:47, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
Later is better than sooner -- take your time, but if you still plan to make people mad with your user page on April 1, then do try to get it out of the way before by the end of March.
Let me know if I can help you in the meantime. --A. B. (talk) 03:05, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
Wow I am really oblivious. I cannot believe I just noticed that. Thanks for the advice and the offer for help. BTW Rlevse already offered to nominate me when I am ready. Alexfusco5 13:53, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas, Radon210/Archive 5! SCongratulate.gif Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Best regards from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee and myself! --  Idontknow610  (WANNA SIGN??) 10:18, 24 December 2007 (UTC)|}

Thanks

Saiyuki

Sorry about the article. I was trying to add some info to the article but then the sections weren't showing up when I tried to edit so, I had to remove the info and then recopy it. I wasm't trying to vandalize the page. ChromeWulf ZX (talk) 20:19, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Try using the edit summary next time Alexfusco5 20:20, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, my bad. ChromeWulf ZX (talk) 20:24, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
No problem at all Alexfusco5 20:25, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Xleague Edits

Please can you refrain from accusing people of Vandalism until you've checked the work, the articles have been deleted because they now have their own wiki pages.--Guru Larry (talk) 23:26, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Sorry please use the edit summary to prevent misunderstandings in the future Alexfusco5 23:43, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Guestbook

I protected your guestbook.   jj137 02:12, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Thank You and Happy New Year :) Alexfusco5 02:13, 2 January 2008 (UTC)