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Maccast Deletion Review[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of The_Maccast. Since you closed the deletion discussion for this article or speedy-deleted it, you might want to participate in the deletion review.

Edits at Uncle Ben's[edit]

Dear Alphachimp: I have noticed you have expereince in editing / updating http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_Ben's

Would you consider assisting in making corrections to the content so that it is accurate. Here is the history and evidence to support the history:

www.huzenlaub.com and http://huzenlaubunclebens.blogspot.com/ and http://huzenlaubinthenews.blogspot.com/

JIm Shapiro[edit]

Hi: I am new to Wikipedia. My username is ArieltheUnicorn. I was utterly'dismayed'''''''at reading the messages about the article on Jim Shapiro. In fact, I used the link and read the article for myself to seee what all the fuss was about. My Dad always taught me to make up my own mind on things like this!! ;0) I AGREE COMPLETELY with the Administrators that the article should have been deleted IMMEDIATLEY!!!!! There was NOTHING positive in the article AT ALL!!! :( :( :( JIm Shapiro is apparently a complete SNAKE he is the type of attorney that all the jokes were made up about! You know, the ones that give the rest the bad reputation!

Deletion of The Maccast entry[edit]

Hi, On August 26th, 2007 I posted the following in your talkback and I have not received a response yet. Can you please upate me on this request? Thank you.

I am writing to request that you re-list the page related to my podcast. I currently have a page listing my bio here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Christianson and the Wiki link to the information on the podcast itself is a dead since this page was removed. Your rationale for de-listing was cited as CSD A7 - Unremarkable people, groups, companies and web content that does not assert the importance or significance of its subject. My podcast is listened to by over 25,000 people worldwide each week. I would argue that is "significant". The show provides entertainment value on par or equal to that of other radio and video shows that are listed elsewhere on Wikipedia. Please reconsider your decision to remove this content.

Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Phylaxis (talk • contribs) 05:27, August 26, 2007 (UTC)

removed AIV report[edit]

Sorry for the (apparently) invalid WP:AIV report. At the time, from what I understood, personal attacks in all forms are unacceptable. I was patrolling the sandbox, and found this, that looked like an attack. I warned, then he/she added this. I gave a final warning, and then the user added [1]. I thought that it was unacceptable for anyone to add something like " ALL OF THE WIKIPEDIA MODERATORS AND ADMINISTRATERS LOVE SUCKING COCK", "Wikipedier is a pussy", etc. I guess those kind of attacks don't warrent a block for WP:NPA, and I'll ignore such things in the future. Again, sorry for the invalid report.--U.S.A.U.S.A.U.S.A. 21:39, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

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Staten Island Railway stations[edit]

Hey Alphachimp, haven't seen you in a long time. Listen, I need to ask you a favor. Me and the other participants at WT:NYCPT have worked on creating articles for Staten Island Railway stations and have also modified {{Infobox NYCS}} for SIR article use. But we need to find the opening dates for the SIR articles. But we need to find the opening dates for the stations, and surprisingly; nycsubway.org and stationreporter.net have them. So let me know if you come across any sources that can provide this. I'll continue adding the infoboxes to the stations. Thanks.

Other than that, what's going on? I haven't seen you around the project for a long time. Knowing you're an admin an all, I really do hope you still do participate at the project. Marc Shepherd has also returned and we've also been getting a substantial amount of help from Larry V and NE2. So things at the project are okay, and I hope you're good too. So get back to me when you can, and enjoy your wikibreak. —Imdanumber1 (talk contribs  email) 20:11, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

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Barnstar of Diligence[edit]

Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
I hereby award Alphachimp the Barnstar of Diligence for their continued work in making sure that editors reported to Administrators intervention against vandalism are hastily reviewed for their vandalism, and blocked if necessary! The community appreciates your actions, because without Administrators like you, vandals would be running loose everywhere! Thanks! ✬Dillard421✬ (talkcontribs) 07:18, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks so much! :D alphachimp 07:18, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Just to let you know[edit]

You didn't add a block notice to the the talk page. Was that intentional? Thanks for blocking the disruptive user, Enigma msg! 17:06, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

I didn't think that block went through, because it did not show up on block list. Sorry about that, it was an oversight on my part. alphachimp 06:08, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Castratingkittens[edit]

He's requesting unblock. While I would like to see him change the username, do four vanity edits really warrant an indefinite block? I'm inclined to unblock and offer another chance, unless there's more to the story. Daniel Case (talk) 08:23, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Well, the username merited an indefinite block by itself. I have no objection if he changes his username. alphachimp 13:46, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
Never mind, looks like he was inidef blocked. alphachimp 13:47, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Tagging of WikiProject Companies articles using Alphachimpbot[edit]

Hi. As per the discussion over at Bot Requests, are you still willing/able to help out with my request? If so, here is what I would like Alphachimpbot to do:

Main Task

Additional Tasks, not required but would be nice if they are easy to accomplish

  • Set the class parameter of the WikiProject Companies banner to "Stub" if a stub template is used on the article
  • If the banner for WikiProject B&E ({{Business}}) is already on the talk page, but the class & importance parameters have not been set, then remove it (this was agreed with WP B&E participants at this discussion)

Let me know your thoughts. Thanks! Richc80 (talk) 12:54, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

I'll look into setting it up and get back to you. alphachimp 13:45, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
I am beginning to set up the bot for this run. Thanks for your patience. alphachimp 03:10, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
Perfect, thanks again for your help!! Richc80 (talk) 22:52, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

71.193.17.159[edit]

Thank you for responding to my request to block this IP. --InvisibleDiplomat666 17:15, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

I would like to nominate you for a position in the Bureaucracy. After reviewing some of your contributions, I think you would make a great addition on behalf of the Wiki community. Please reply on my talk page. --InvisibleDiplomat666 17:56, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks so much! At this point I'd rather not be a bureaucrat, simply owing to the time required for such a post, and the unnecessary stress that would come about as a result of the nominating process, but thanks again :D. alphachimp 22:21, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

You have an admirer[edit]

:) AGK § 18:42, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

LOL. That would be me. Found out from Metros I gotta go through a validation and creation process for the nomination. So, if you concur I would be happy to nominate you for RfB. --InvisibleDiplomat666 19:01, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
I responded above. alphachimp 22:23, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Long time[edit]

Just popping in to remind you about the possible botting. On a completely unrelated topic how long did it take you to become an admin? I know it is very off topic but I am a curious person. –– Lid(Talk) 10:04, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Your name popped up while browsing which surprised me as I thought you had vanished sometime last year, nice to see you. As it turns out it takes fourteen months from that comment for me to become one and due to you helping me out a fair bit way back when this means you are indirectly responsible for the hundreds of complaints on my talk page from creators of articles I have deleted. Now how do you feel? –– Lid(Talk) 11:04, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

haha, there's nothing quite like causing lots of complaints. Congratulations on your relatively new adminship. I wish I had known so that I could have voted. Keep up the good work, alphachimp 20:07, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Why was my page deleted?[edit]

Hello. I posted an article about the North American Nunchaku Association and you removed it. Please let me know why. There should be no reason it was removed.

Thank you —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hikeba (talkcontribs) 02:26, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

The article failed WP:CSD criteria A7 regarding the notability of groups. alphachimp 03:00, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Weird HelperBot behavior[edit]

I dunno how often you monitor the AIV Helperbot talk pages, but there have been a couple of weird report deletions by Helperbot2 recently (User talk:HBC AIV helperbot2#Odd report removal). I am guessing there is a race condition where helperbot reads the page, as user submits a report, then helperbot writes the page back?

If so, you probably already thought of this, but I suppose the bot (or, sigh, another bot) could detect this kind of condition by looking at the helperbot edit summary and if there were modifications that did not match the edit summary, restoring those?

I dunno, just thinking out loud. Or maybe this race condition happens so rarely that it doesn't matter :) --Jaysweet (talk) 15:11, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

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hi! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.255.15.72 (talk) 09:24, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

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Status on WP:NYCPT[edit]

Hello. I've noticed that you have registered as a member of WP:NYCPT. Please go to Wikipedia:WikiProject New York City Public Transportation/Participants and add or correct you status as an active or semi-active member, as well as if you are an admin, whay projects you work on, and a sample of the work you do in the NYCPT scope. Thank you. —Imdanumber1 (talk contribs  email) 15:38, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

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Not vandalism[edit]

Alpha, I have checked the edit you mention:

( diff) (hist) . . m Pimenta‎; 20:53 . . (+393) . . IceCreamAntisocial (Talk | contribs) (link spp)

...and (to the best of my knowledge, have found him clean. Not guilty. All he wrote seems totally true to me.

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HBC AIV helperbot2[edit]

Hello, just letting you know that your bot (as well as all the rest in the series) appear to have died. I assume this is a toolserver issue, since they all died at once, but the IP addresses aren't blocked, so I was checking to see if there was something you could look into. None of the bots have made any edits in the last 50 minutes. Hersfold (t/a/c) 20:53, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Whoops, never mind, they seem to have just come back online. Hersfold (t/a/c) 20:54, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Return of Mykungfu Sockpuppet[edit]

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Greetings...[edit]

Hello, Alphachimp, and welcome to Wikipedia!

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Deleted GraalOnline article maliciously recreated secretly in german...[edit]

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delete my account[edit]

I wasn't sure who to ask or where to ask so here goes.

I was simply wondering if you could please permanently delete my account on wikipedia. Thanks in advance. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Romanmelnik (talkcontribs) 07:24, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Megladon[edit]

Why did you delete megladon article????!!!! I needed it for a school report!

David Soyer[edit]

David played in the Navy Band, not the Army Band. He tells me he started as a Musician First Class, and left as Second Class. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.142.130.49 (talk) 23:46, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Is Alpachimp Kidding or is He an Asshole?[edit]

"Imagine a room with 1000 tiny monkeys with 1000 huge typewriters. Now imagine hundreds upon thousands of those rooms, pushed together more tightly than any architect could possibly conceive. Now imagine a single head monkey to lead them all - sorting, filing, and publishing the work of the many monkeys and many typewriters. That monkey is the Alphachimp, and he welcomes you to Wikipedia."

Are you this narcissistic in real life? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.71.104.81 (talk) 05:15, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

block this IP 70.158.32.194 again?[edit]

User talk:70.158.32.194 gets warned for vandalism multiple times every month. You temporarily blocked this IP once before. Please take a look. Thanks. 158.228.211.10 (talk) 21:22, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Nanos Valaoritis[edit]

The article on Nanos Valaoritis was first written by me. I now notice at the bottom of the article under References that a claim is made for the article having originally appeared in the Greek version of Wikipedia and translated from that source. This is not true. If it appears in the Greek version, then that version was translated from my initial English version. -- Michael Haag —Preceding unsigned comment added by Michaelhaag (talkcontribs) 14:23, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Nanos Valaoritis[edit]

Further to my remark about the erroneous Reference, I have now deleted the false statement that the Valaorites article was translated from the Greek. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Michaelhaag (talkcontribs) 14:26, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

AIV helperbot[edit]

Hi Alphachimp! Could you take a look at a suggestion for the AIV helperbot? Thanks - Kingpin13 (talk) 19:18, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Ultralingua[edit]

You deleted an article about Ultralingua some time ago. I was not the author and never saw the article in question. I have prepared a new article about Ultralingua, based on similar articles about proprietary software, that have not been deleted. Please review this article before I post it, and leave a message on Kudpung (talk) 09:12, 8 May 2009 (UTC)my talk page.

It's in my sandbox at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Kudpung/Sandbox

Many thanks.Kudpung (talk) 09:12, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

hi, if you are who asked about penultimate as opposed to final, yes, they were all on the NEXT to last shows, all of them had special shows put aside for their lasts, and the penultimate ones were the ones that (I guess cause it went down that way with Carson) they have chosen to book people to "serenade"

-Marc

Mshaiman (talk) 21:13, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

RFC: socionics[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Socionics Tcaudilllg (talk) 20:52, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Happy birthday![edit]

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Templates for deletion nomination of Template:Account request[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svgTemplate:Account request has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. Thank you. GrooveDog (talk) 01:45, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Deletions[edit]

This delete (which you beat me to by just a couple seconds) probably should have been as "attack page" or some such, rather than "patent nonsense" (which it wasn't). It's not a huge deal, especially with such obvious vandalism as this, but it does help to keep the deletion logs organized in case something ever comes up. Thanks, rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 04:32, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

True. Good catch. I'll mark that as such in the future. :) alphachimp 04:34, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Request for Reconsideration of Deletion / Canasta[edit]

I would like to suggest that the deletion of the page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canasta_(band) be reconsidered. Below is information supporting the criteria for notability (music) as well as additional supporting documentation.

1. Has been the subject of multiple non-trivial published works whose source is independent from the musician or ensemble itself and reliable.[note 1] This criterion includes published works in all forms, such as newspaper articles, books, magazine articles, online versions of print media, and television documentaries...

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:kcfwxz95ldse
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7205498
http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/music/chicagomusic/1071188,sound072408.article
http://www.canastamusic.com/webapps/popups/contentpopup.php?content=/press/2005-06-Trib.xhtml
http://www.canastamusic.com/webapps/popups/contentpopup.php?content=/press/2005-11-17-TheOnion.xhtml
http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/canasta_we_were_set_up/
http://www.popmatters.com/shorttakes/2004_12_26_archive.shtml
http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/canasta-we-were-mixed-up/
http://www.breakthruradio.com/index.php?b=artist.php?id=159

7. Has become the most prominent representative of a notable style or of the local scene of a city; note that the subject must still meet all ordinary Wikipedia standards, including verifiability.

From the above Sun-Times article, by Jim Derogatis...

"Though its popularity can be traced to the indie duo Cardinal in the early ’90s, the ork- (short for “orchestral-”) pop genre has produced some of the best bands in the Chicago underground in the last decade, starting with Yum-Yum and continuing with the Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, the 1900’s and Head of Femur. Canasta certainly deserves a place on this list..."

10. Has performed music for a work of media that is notable, e.g. a theme for a network television show, performance in a television show or notable film, inclusion on a compilation album, etc. (But if this is the only claim, it is probably more appropriate to have a mention in the main article and redirect to that article.) A link to the trailer for Diminished Capacity (IFC Films), starring Matthew Broderick and Alan Alda, which features Canasta's "Slow Down Chicago" (it comes in about halfway through)... http://ifcfilms.com/viewFilm.htm?filmId=776


6. Is a musician who has been a member of two or more independently notable ensembles, or an ensemble which contains two or more independently notable musicians. Canasta's vocalist is a member of The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, who's already featured on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland_Yard_Gospel_Choir)...

Other information of note...

Canasta was involved in Barack Obama's online campaign: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=E6CD48AEE4C3053E

And was invited to join Barack Obama at Chicago’s gorgeous Riviera Theatre (capacity: 2500), as part of a fundraiser for his Democratic Primary bid: http://www.canastamusic.com/images/photoalbum/ChangeRocksDecember7,2007/photo/0 http://www.canastamusic.com//shows/flyers/2007-12-07-ObamaPoster2.jpg

Several television commercials that made use of our music, including Mission Federal Credit Unions and Oklahoma City Community College, all viewable here... http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=8532266C07419B76

  • Canasta has performed for sizeable audiences all over the country, including stops at the SXSW Festival (Austin), CMJ Music Marathon (NYC), CMJ Rock Hall Fest (Cleveland) and Tomorrow Never Knows Fest (Chicago).
  • In their hometown, they have headlined the legendary Metro, held the esteemed “Practice Space” residency at Schubas and played sold-out gigs at Double Door, Empty Bottle, Subterranean and Schubas.
  • They’ve shared stages with artists such as Wilco, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Macy Gray, Grizzly Bear, Kaiser Chiefs, Sloan, Devotchka, Voxtrot, Menomena, White Rabbits, The Lemonheads, The Delgados, The Dears, The Posies, Jeremy Enigk, The Clientele, The New Amsterdams, Crooked Fingers, American Music Club, Longwave, Earlimart, Califone, Annuals, etc.
  • Both of their self-released CD's, including the Find the Time EP, as well as the full-length, We Were Set Up, have sold out of their first 1,000 copies.
  • While preparing demos for their sophomore follow‐up, Canasta invited talented friends to remix and re-imagine their debut record’s songs, resulting in We Were Mixed Up. All in all, it’s nearly 100 minutes of music, re‐imagined by some of the most talented folks Chicago has to offer, including members of Office, The Hood Internet, Brighton MA, Allá and others. The album is available as a free digital download from their website.
  • Canasta's debut full-length was recorded with Ted Cho (Poi Dog Pondering) at North Branch Studio, home to Smog and Jeff Tweedy, and mastered by Mike Hagler (Wilco, The New Pornographers). The album featured guest appearances from vocalist Edith Frost, upright bassist Barry Phipps (The Coctails), trumpeter Max Crawford (Archer Prewitt), pedal‐steel guitarist Steve Dorocke (Freakwater) and cellist Alison Chesley (ex‐Verbow).

--Gouache23 (talk) 16:20, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Waiting your orders sir....[edit]

My name is Arun.....I have applied for auto wiki browser.....Pls verify....Last time u disapproved.....So pls evaluate and reply...Any answers welcome.... tc.... ARUNKUMAR P.R (talk · contribs) 09:18, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Alphachimpbot[edit]

Hey there Alphachimp,

i noticed that your bot isnt running. I was hoping you could start 'er up agian. There appears to be quite a bit of work to be done. Thanks,

Tim1357 (talk) 02:28, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Sure. I don't want to consume needless Wikimedia resources though. What is the current consensus on "subst"ing templates? alphachimp 16:34, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
Well I'm for it, but just me does not count as consensus. You had consensus at the BRFA right? That should still "count" as enough right? Tim1357 (talk) 18:09, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Review of indefinite rangeblocks. –xenotalk 17:20, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Happy Birthday![edit]

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Hope you love it and sign my Guestbook! --Sainsf<^> (talk) 16:17, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

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Man-Faye[edit]

Discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Man-Faye (4th nomination)[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Man-Faye (4th nomination). --Gwern (contribs) 11:13 4 August 2010 (GMT) 11:13, 4 August 2010 (UTC) (Using {{Please see}})

Public domain and Wikipedia.[edit]

Wikipedia and public domain for upcoming edits.[edit]

Please discuss seriously about http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(policy)#Wikipedia_and_public_domain_for_upcoming_edits. Rishikeshan (talk)ERROR: Please enter the username parameter when using the {{Talkback}} template - thus {{Talkback|<username>}}.

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:Request an account/Administrators[edit]

Wikipedia:Request an account/Administrators, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:Request an account/Administrators and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Wikipedia:Request an account/Administrators during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. -- DQ (t) (e) 00:12, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Translating a page[edit]

Thanks for the welcome Alphachimp. Can you look at the new page I created and let me know if I did it right? It's a translation of an existing page in the Catalan Wikipedia (Viquipedia), plus I added a few references.

Here's my page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Lizcastro/Toni_Strubell_i_Trueta

And here's the original: http://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toni_Strubell_i_Trueta

What do you think?

Lizcastro (talk) 11:41, 19 October 2010 (UTC) Liz

Removing Betty Martini's info--Mission Possible...your own agenda?[edit]

Why would you possibly choose to remove all of Betty's info she's compiled to inform the public of the dangers of excitotoxins? Plus so much more of her hard work to serve to keep the public awake in order to guard their own health? Could it be that you have fallen in line with the agendas of Big Pharma and the Global Elite for population control? If her name is mentioned anywhere, so should her mission be. The fact that you've deleted her page on this is suspect.

Please consider a re-post, and thank you for your time. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.12.16.4 (talk) 14:15, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

thank you[edit]

thank you :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 60.254.33.148 (talk) 02:48, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome :) alphachimp 21:18, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

Happy Birthday![edit]

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Mail[edit]

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File:81st St. IND.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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File:GrandStIND6thAveLine.JPG listed for deletion[edit]

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Payzone[edit]

I notice Payzone article was previously deleted by yourself, am I okay to re-add it if the text is compliant? RoyalBlueStuey (talk) 10:25, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Comment noted, thanks. alphachimp 13:17, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

legend you are — Preceding unsigned comment added by Trotter23 (talkcontribs) 10:39, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Article in need of improvement[edit]

A substantial part of the article,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_impetus

concerns a "tunnel experiment," as proposed by Galileo in his Dialogo.

The article would clearly benefit by having it pointed out that, although it could be, the experiment has as yet not been performed. In its original form the idea is to have a tunnel dug through the Earth so that a test object ("cannonball") can be dropped into it. This is, of course, impossible. But the same physical principles would be revealed by using laboratory-sized massive bodies instead. The experiment could be performed in an Earth-based laboratory or in an orbiting satellite.

Articles that discuss these possibilities and present further reasons for doing the experiment can be found at:

http://astroreview.com/issue/2012/article/interior-solution-gravity-experiment

and

http://astroreview.com/issue/2012/article/the-direction-of-gravity

I have no experience contributing to Wiki, but feel this issue is important enough to learn how to do so, if this message is not sufficient to make it happen. Please advise. Thank you.

Richard Benish — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.21.63.30 (talk) 22:06, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Happy Birthday![edit]

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

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Unprotect[edit]

Hi there, can you please unprotect my user page now: User:Christiaan. Thanks.

Unfortunately, Alphachimp hasn't been active for awhile and may not see this anytime soon. However, if you'd like me to unprotect the page, please let me know. Newyorkbrad (talk) 15:59, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Travel Channel Producer Seeking info on the Source of the photo of Austen Leslie[edit]

Hi Jason!

My name is Suzy Beck, I'm a producer for a show called Food Paradise that airs on the Travel Channel. I'm currently working on an episode all about Fried Chicken and we featured Jacques-Imo's as one of our "Fried Chicken Paradises." Obviously we can't talk bout Jacques-Imo's fried chicken without mentioning Austin Leslie! I'm looking for a photo of Austin Leslie to use in the piece and I found the photo that you posted on Wikipedia. Travel Channel is really strict with permissions to use photos, and I noticed that Jason Perlow is credited as the source - is he the photographer? If he is the photographer, do you have a way that I can get in contact with him to see if he will sign a material agreement allowing us to use his photo? Please feel free to email me at suzy.beck@prometheuspix.com and please also feel free to pass my email address align to Jason Perlow.

I hope to hear back from you soon!

Kindest regards,

~Suzy~

Suzy Beck Producer Food Paradise for the Travel Channel Prometheus Entertainment suzy.beck@prometheuspix.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.39.129.210 (talk) 19:27, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

A warning? Not sure why?[edit]

I came on Wikipedia and got this message:

This is your last warning. The next time you vandalize a page, as you did to "Cascade Festival of African Films", you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. A link to the edit I have reverted can be found here: link. If you believe this edit should not have been reverted, please contact me. Alphachimp talk 02:51, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

I'm not sure what this is about, as I have no idea what that topic is or why I've been accused of messing with it. I think you've made a mistake. I VERY RARELY edit ANYTHING on this site, and even then it's only been articles about heavy metal music. This has me baffled. Please let me know what's going on. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.12.117.76 (talk) 22:25, 1 November 2012 (UTC) I'm not sure what this is about, as I have no idea what that topic is or why I've been accused of messing with it. I think you've made a mistake. I VERY RARELY edit ANYTHING on this site, and even then it's only been articles about heavy metal music. This has me baffled. Please let me know what's going on. Thanks.

As you can see from the timestamp, that warning was issued in 2006. Six years ago, someone else was presumably assigned to the IP address that you have now. So the warning wasn't really addressed to you, and you can disregard it. Newyorkbrad (talk) 22:28, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Still alive, thanks!! alphachimp 02:50, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Indefinitely protected user subpages[edit]

Hi. The following pages are currently indefinitely protected:

These protections are five or six years old now. Could you please unprotect these pages? --MZMcBride (talk) 20:47, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Done. Thanks for bringing this to my attention! alphachimp 18:30, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

PASTE[edit]

Hello. You deleted PASTE; this is a polite notification to say that PASTE has been recreated by me as a redirect to Paste (magazine).--Launchballer 17:48, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

WBIR and WTNZ[edit]

Hi, i need some help with Vandalism on WBIR and WTNZ's articles an IP user keeps removing people from the news team on both articles i have contacted WBIR and the people they still work for the stations. ACase0000 (talk) 05:32, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Just to let you know -- Missing Wikipedians[edit]

You have been mentioned at Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians. XOttawahitech (talk) 14:54, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Comment noted, thank you! alphachimp 18:15, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
Good to have you back - is your return permanent?--Launchballer 19:58, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Hatzic deleted long ago, as I just found out[edit]

Hi, after long years since making it (I think it was me, maybe it was already there), I was going to start a community page and a corresponding dab per [wiki-search below the available redlink]

06:13, 20 February 2007 Alphachimp (talk | contribs) deleted page Hatzic (Deleting page per CSD A1: Short article that provides little or no context.)

Many BC local and community articles were just stubs at the time; did it not have a stub tag? I still find the occasional one that doesn't. It might not have had one maybe? And a simple google search would have come up with the major community and area of the Fraser Valley that this is, with a high school, a native archaeo site and museum, lake and adjoining prairie and mountain all taking their name from "Hatzic", which was the name used for the people of the locality; given it's an obscenity for the male member, referring to a root gathered in the area, what their actual name in Halkomelem was I don't know; unless in the days it wasn't an obscenity per cultural changes in times past and was in fact the name of the group. They are linked west to the Kwantlens, as I was recently told by another user who's steeped in local lore (he's 84)

The primary topic of that title is a major topic, i.e. the community, and has numerous related dabs; rather than deleted it you should have tagged it for expansion and improvement. Or perhaps contacted the author; if it was me I was around Wikipedia for a while already and had made many community/locality titles for BC, this may have been one of them.

I'll be recreating it later on today or tomorrow; a bit stunned it's not there, it's a major neighbourhood of Mission, British Columbia, an OMI mission school located there is the town's namesake, and one of the most historica locations in British Columbia for a number of reasons.Skookum1 (talk) 08:55, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Coptic Medical Society[edit]

What was the reason for you to delete the above non profit charitable society page , can you kindly restore it please.(Raafat (talk) 01:21, 4 April 2015 (UTC))

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/EDWinXP (2nd nomination)[edit]

FYI - since you've previously edited the article. Bazj (talk) 11:50, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Requested edit[edit]

My name is Master Phillip Redmond. I'm one of the senior students under Grandmaster William Cheung. When I did a wiki search I found that there was information missing. First of all. My name and the other senior Master, Keith Mazza in the U.S. weren't mentioned. Also, William Cheung has changed the name of his Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu Association to the Global Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu Association (GTWCKFA). I made the corrections and someone named Chrisw80 deleted them. I made the corrections again and he deleted them again saying that I needed a secondary source. I understand that part so I sent him a message showing a video of the ceremony I performed with William Cheung to become the second of only two people in the U.S. to have had the honor. My updates were still deleted. What can I do to fix this? Sifupr (talk) 15:54, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Sifupr, What Chrisw80 told you is correct. What are needed are reliable secondary sources (see WP:RS for more information on reliable sources). If the information you want to add is commonly known, it is usually fairly easy to find a source with a some online searching. Also, when you use {{request edit}}, it's helpful to put the request on the talk page of the article you would like changed, that way is is clear where you want the changes done. TimothyJosephWood 16:50, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

William Cheung[edit]

You know what, I guess there's nothing I can do. When people who know the facts about William Cheung read his wikipedia page they'll just have to rub their heads. Have a great day. Phillip Redmond — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sifupr (talkcontribs) 16:02, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Still alive! :) alphachimp 00:32, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
You've barely done anything at all on Wikipedia since 2010, and nothing since 2014. Why don't you head over to WP:BN and resign your adminship?  — Scott talk 17:08, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks so much for your opinion. At this time I intend to become more active in the near future. If you have any specific concerns, I'd be happy to discuss. Thanks! alphachimp 12:59, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

Kenny Vaughan[edit]

Hey, I was wondering why you deleted a page on producer/songwriter/guitarist Kenny Vaughan? He's done a substantial amount of work in music, TV and film and was just curious. [1] [2] Thanks! Md massimino (talk) 20:27, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Alphachimp.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:46, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Your inactive bot(s)[edit]

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Happy Birthday[edit]

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Wishing Alphachimp a very happy birthday on behalf of the Birthday Committee! Chris Troutman (talk) 08:41, 29 July 2017 (UTC)

Unban proposal for 'CarryMinati' from blacklist[edit]

CarryMinati has been identified by YouTube as the 2nd top independent Indian creator in 2016. (http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/youtube-rewind-2016-google-lists-top-india-and-global-trending-videos-1635664)

He has 1.5 million subscribers which is a notable amount. X4rid (talk) 17:30, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

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