User talk:AlmostReadytoFly

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Ahoy to you too![edit]

Yep, I can let my inner grammar nazi run free here; Wikipedia appears to be the perfect place for it. (Also, userboxes are fun!) CameoAppearance 21:15, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

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Re:Vandalism[edit]

Hello - you left a message on my talk page today about admin status and asking me to do something about User talk:203.199.213.130.

First, I'm not an admin, although some people are really trying to get me to accept a nom. ;-) As for the warning: I appreciate the notice, but I'm the last person who should receive such a message. If you don't mind, I'd like to take you through the process for warning users, how we try to discourage editors from making unconstructive edits.

The dates are very important when looking at warnings on talk pages. I left that final warning on August 18, more than two weeks ago, so it doesn't really count as a final warning for vandalism s/he did today or yesterday. We try very hard not to bite the newbies, and it's possible – indeed, likely – that the person who used that IP address two weeks ago isn't the same person who's using it today. It could be someone who wants to constructively edit the encyclopedia and/or someone who is visiting Wikipedia for the very first time.

That seems to be the case with this IP address, because between August 18 and today there have been many useful and constructive edits from whoever got it after we gave a final warning. Since it's been more than two weeks since s/he vandalized, and since useful edits have been made in the interim, I would start all over at the first "your test worked and has been reverted" warning with this user. He/she would need to receive and ignore the full gamut of warnings before I would submit this IP address to Administrator intervention against vandalism for blocking or suspension.

In the future, if you're concerned about a particular editor, you should first warn them using the appropriate template, assuming always that it's a test from a new user. If that user has received a final warning within the last 48 hours or so, report them to AIV using the format described there. Don't leave a message on any other page about it, because you don't know when that user will see that message – it could be days, and if it's a true case of vandalism we want to stop that user sooner, not later.

Feel free to leave a message at my talk page if you have questions or need help, and you can find more about dealing with vandalism at Vandalism. Thanks, and happy editing - Baseball,Baby! ballsstrikes 23:01, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

No problem! If you hadn't left a message, I wouldn't have met you, so it's all good! :-) Don't worry about mistakes - you're not going to break the site, so be bold and jump right in. I remember when I started RC patrol I made a lot of mistakes - I mistook some good faith edits for vandalism, and I almost got my head torn off in a spat having something to do with how to present information concerning a sex scandal at an Australian school. I nearly gave up Wikipedia because I thought I wasn't wanted here. I'm glad I didn't give up, so if you ever feel like that please let me know so I can help you. This place can be one big Wikimess sometimes and we all have to help each other. Oh, and don't be shy about leaving a string of edits - it takes words and edits to tell the story, so use them if you need to. Personally, I'd much rather see links to appropriate pages or diffs than not, because I can more easily get to the crux of whatever issue I'm reading about. Anyway, if there's anything I can do to help you, please let me know! Happy editing - BaseballBaby 00:16, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Love, Shine a Light move[edit]

Hi there, it seems you didn't follow the steps on Wikipedia:Requested_moves#Steps_for_requesting_a_page_move when reqesting move for Love, Shine a Light, so I just delisted the request from Wikipedia:Requested_moves. Please list it again if you still wish to execute the move. Regards, Dijxtra 17:06, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

A place for the survey is missing. --Dijxtra 17:25, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

"MATERIALS/CHARATERISTICS (Homework?)" on WP:RD/S[edit]

Regarding your concern, you'll notice lots of "interesting" "facts" in the answers there. See Wikipedia talk:Reference desk/Science#Physics Magazine Guy for background. I don't know the actual atomic (ionic) radius difference of He-3 vs He-4, but I do suspect it would be virtually identical. DMacks (talk) 14:40, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

maintaining conversation on 2 talk pagesHi, The reason I asked was that while most of the "help" seemed to be correct but irrelevant (e.g. assuming Lorentz contraction), the bit where isotope sizes were explained as affecting gas pressure appeared to be wrong. Plus of course I like to argue minutiae when I'm confident it won't harm an important discussion. :-) AlmostReadytoFly (talk) 15:03, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Wiki:RP[edit]

Hi, I one of the many Users here, and I'm advertising for my erm... team.

SO why don't you join the fun and exciting WIKI:RP now!Terms and conditions are not included. Also check the rules here!

Is "zheliel" me? 14:58, 10 January 2009 (UTC) User:Zheliel/introduce RP




Barnstar[edit]

CleanupBarnstar.PNG The Cleanup Barnstar
For actually merging those articles into Political scandals in the United Kingdom

while the rest of us endlessly ummed and ahhed about it! Fences&Windows 01:57, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

You made me snitch[edit]

Blpdispute BLPunsourced BLP sources Hoax Despute Misleading conflicting

Untrue template does not contain anything that is not written in these I have mentioned above. And I was really careful.--Santasa99 (talk) 16:57, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Also, I appeals to your "conscience" to reconsider your vote to delete the template Untrue.--Santasa99 (talk) 16:57, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

I heard you call me, My Capitaine![edit]

Thanks. I had a "Have a Gorilla?" signature at one point but I like this one better. Enter CambridgeBayWeather, waits for audience applause, not a sausage 10:06, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Science#Time_freezing[edit]

I have moved your comment from my Talk page to here.

Your tale really isn't helpful. You may not like the sci-fi background to the question, but I think there remains a core for which sensible answers can be attempted. Even if you don't agree, you can say so without a wall of irrelevant text that comes across as very POINTed. Please would you consider removing your tale? AlmostReadytoFly (talk) 14:46, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

I read your interesting effort to quantify what was a very fictive, Looie596 called it counterfactual, question. I am not sure whether the area you have calculated represents collapse of all the quantum mechanical wave functions of the air molecules concerned. If so then do you assume the same about the skin molecules of the intruder? These assumptions make a big difference in the kind of force involved in the skin-air interaction. Turning to my (second) contribution to the question, it offers a model that is as credible as any other (which is not saying much). It happens that I like science fiction and the premises on which it operates which must be at least superficially believable. Everyone will know that my references to Wikididdlypedia, megafusion and polychromatic condensifiers are as fictional as the OP's references to Donald Duck et al. so it is clear that I am answering fiction with fiction. That may or may not be helpful to the OP who explicitly asked for suspension of disbelief. I don't think there is any disrespect or inappropriate point-making in what I posted so unless anyone is seriously upset by it, it can stay. Please bring this up in Ref. Desk Talk if we need more discussion. I am aware that the OP is an administrator. Cuddlyable3 (talk) 16:27, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Message from Luke Payn regarding Keely Mills[edit]

Hello Almost Ready To Fly,

Thank you for your edits and advice. This is my first article for Wiki.There is a lot to learn, and I only have small patches of time to get it done. As far as I know Keely has not ben published in an ISBN book, though that is coming very soon. Keely has been in Peterborough and Cambridge newspapers many many times, how do these newspaper articles count towards "Notability status"? Also her title as "Peterborough Poet Laureate" is sponsered by the local City Council and has been running for 11 years. Would this be suitable accreditation?

again many thanks, best, Luke Luke Payn (talk) 09:41, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Language[edit]

Thak you for pointing the mistake. I have added it to the list. MBelgrano (talk) 14:53, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Strawman - negligence[edit]

Your edit of 27 Aug 2009 which "Removed uncited examples which are being perceived as POV" has been questioned, see the Talk page. You made multiple deletions in the section Examples while neglecting to take care of citations of your deleted material in the subsequent section Debating around a straw man. Since you ignore or have ceased reading the discussion on the Talk:Straw_man page, I draw your attention to statements there such as "Disjointing an article in this way is not responsible editing" and "Leaving orphaned and no-longer needed references, is as you say, editor negligence..." I ask you to give proper attention to the effect of your edits to the article as a whole. Cuddlyable3 (talk) 20:34, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for looking at the article again. Cuddlyable3 (talk) 13:18, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

VITRUVIAN MAN[edit]

It is realy a pity that you erased my translation of LEONARDO's ITALIAN TEXT. (Again) In the main article on Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man", there is only a translation of Marcus Pollio Vitruvius latin text, which has some remarkable differences with Leonardo's italian one. I still hope that there will be a place in the main article in future for this complete translation. Resuming: In the main article is not a single word of the ORIGINAL translated... Best regards, Rob ten Berge —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.75.23.125 (talk) 13:10, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

Non Free Files in your User Space[edit]

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