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Hello, Amcbride, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  CambridgeBayWeather (talk) 05:43, 3 November 2005 (UTC)



for removing the vandalism.


Hi Allen, thanks for your note. I've looked at the history and where I wrote "rv to 02:29 December 21" I meant to write "rv to 02:59" i.e. the last version by I can't see anything the anons added that should have been kept, unless you mean these quotes [1] at least some of which I believe are already on the page. But you're certainly welcome to add any that aren't if you can find full citations, and also make sure the person is still involved with PETA, or at least was until recently. One of the quotes from an outreach person is from 16 years ago, which I'd say wouldn't be appropriate to include unless she's still involved. There are some Ingrid Newkirk quotes here you might want to look at, though I see they're mostly unreferenced. Cheers, SlimVirgin (talk) 22:32, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

Al Gore[edit]

See here [2] for Gores support of the Iraq invasion which includes such quotes as going alone in the war;

"We know that Saddam has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country. Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power...We have a goal of regime change in Iraq, we have had for a number of years. We also have a clear goal of victory in the war against terror. In the case of Iraq, it would be difficult to go it alone, but it's theoretically possible to achieve our goals in Iraq unilaterall."

Gore did go very anti-Iraq following the failure of finding WMD's.

—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Thanks very much for this comment. See User_talk: for my response. --Allen 06:45, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

I see you have made some changes to Al Gore controversies. One point I will ask; It is a fact that Atta was in the US on an expired visa, so I dont really get why that part was removed.--David Foster 10:29, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

Here is one of many links [3]--David Foster 10:32, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

Hi; thanks for your note. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I've responded on Talk:Al Gore controversies.

I have responded there as well, thank you for your insight as well--David Foster 22:42, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Hi, there were two Supreme Court votes in Gore vs. Bush. The first (7-2) said that selective recounts with different standards were not allowed. The second (5-4) said that time was over ... all votes had already been tabulated several times with consistent standards. You keep changing the first vote to be 5-4. Regardless of our political leanings, can we not all agree that facts should remain as facts? Yes, the more important 7-2 vote is not as widely reported, but the facts are the facts. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jkwikiwiki (talkcontribs)

You're right; I'm sorry, and thanks for pointing that out. --Allen 01:33, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Thank you very much for the correction, I do appreciate it!


Hi Allen. Thank you for your positive comment. One thing I think Wikipedia suffers from is a lack of recognition of article writers, so your comment is appreciated. I'll look to spread the positive Karma to someone else...Jrbouldin 00:00, 8 January 2006 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Thank you for supporting me on my successful RfA! It passed with a final tally of 40/9/1. If there's anything I can do to help, just ask! Sceptre (Talk)

Re:President Infobox[edit]

No, no need to apologize! I'm happy to help. But, good. Feel free to ask me any other questions you may have. Thanks.--Sean|Black 07:04, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Pi vandal[edit]

The unregistered user who added the extra digits to π was not just ignoring the comment about using the Talk page before adding digits, but in fact added random digits having nothing to do with π. Thought you'd like to know. --Macrakis 15:02, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

NPOV policy[edit] allen thanks for your welcome. I am learning. Please explain what 'revert' means and who does it. Also I notice that some articles I edit are packed from stem to stern with self-serving points of view by those the subject of such articles. Is POV by ommission ever disciplined here? For example the Mennonite people have a long history of banning, shunning, and shaming those who fail to conform going back hundreds of years yet there is little such mention in their wikipedia history. A quick glance at any good secular history on the Mennonites shows such POV by ommission. How do I combat POV by ommision that without becoming a POV target myself and without having to fight tooth and nail against the Mennonite gang to include each uncomfortable but legitimate word here.?

Thanks for your note! My response is here, on your talk page. --Allen 05:41, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Thanks Allen. The POV response helped me a lot. By discipline I meant a code of conduct and people who call character assassination here etc. To me discipline and standards are quite friendly because they eliminate the Hobbesian hate. I will also see what I can do to get a name so i can find myself here! Thanks again you play an important role. 06:10, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Michael Schiavo article[edit]

I write briefly just to pass along my thanks for your recent edits; though small, they surely helped further a neutral tone in the article, something for which the article has been sorely lacking. Most notably, though, I write apropos of your talk page post about having inadvertently confused NPOV and POV; even as you confused the two phrases, your edits still better depicted neutrality than most that have been made to the article (by those who know, or ought to know, the difference). Cordially, Joe 22:13, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, Joe! --Allen 22:20, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

Messiah and[edit]

Could you please check edits by this guy? His other activity here is spam or grafitti but I am not knowledgeable enough to do a complete revert. TIA Pavel Vozenilek 05:15, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

House mouse.jpg Thank you
Hello Amcbride, and thank you for your support in my request for adminship! It passed with a final count of 63/4/3. I am honoured by the community support and pledge to serve the project as best as I can. CanadianCaesar The Republic Restored 16:39, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Jesus Article[edit]

I've added a section to the talk page to see if we can get a consensus on what the paragraph should say. If enough of us then are satisfied, we can avoid endless debates with proponents of one view or another, revert with a polite reference to the discussion and be done with it. Everyone is invited to come. --CTSWyneken 14:46, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

So does that mean you do not support the possible changes to the alst sentence being discussed below? Just trying to determine where the consensus lies. Thanks.Gator (talk) 15:59, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

Sorry for all of the confusion, I've withdrawn my proposal, so if you are OK with the proposed paragraph at the top, please feel free to vote accept. Thanks and I apologize again for all of the confusion.Gator (talk) 19:53, 15 February 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for your comment, it gave me a real laugh. Crypticfirefly 05:42, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

RFA Thanks![edit]

Water droplet.jpg Thank you!
Hello Amcbride, and thank you for your support in my request for adminship! It passed with a final count of 98/2/0. If there is anything I can do to help you, please leave me a message on my talk page! -- xaosflux Talk

This can go on for ever[edit]

The edits which have been aged on the discussion page are immediately removed when they are posted.

You have evidently violated the implicit terms of confidentiality expected from a Wiki administrator and broadcast the name of a person who wrote you all over the site.

When your request that the interchange be moved to the discussion page was honored, you then faded away.

And now you are acting as if you are paid to suppress important truths about a company which may be engaging in dubious behavior.

The facts about USAA are going to come out: now, you have made your actions part of the story.

Do you have any solution in mind?

Creator 18-2 16:29, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Hi Creator. Thanks for moving this comment up to the top of my page; I can't figure out what's wrong with the formatting down at the bottom. I'll move it back down there when I figure it out. First off, I'm not a Wikipedia administrator, just a regular editor, but you have a point about confidentiality. I could probably be convinced that I shouldn't have used your real name on the USAA talk page, and I apologize if I shouldn't have. In this case, though, I think it was okay for me to do that, because you originally posted under your real name. I don't believe that editors' real-life identities should be broadcast if they don't want them to be; but on the other hand, I think that sockpuppet accounts should be tied to the original account that they are sockpuppets of. In this case, I believe that User:Creator 18-2 is a sockpuppet of User:Robertjkoenig.
Second, I apologize for not responding to your e-mail when you posted it on Talk:USAA. Here is my response, which I will post on that Talk page as well in a few minutes: I cannot formally give you "permission" to revert my edits, but I will continue to revert unsourced allegations and self-referential edits (edits to the article that refer to the article as an article, or to the editing process). So in that informal sense, no; you do not have my permission to revert my edits. Finally, responding to your message here, I don't know of any process by which edits are "aged" on talk pages. They are discussed on talk pages. There appears to be a durable consensus on the USAA talk page that most of your proposed edits do not belong in the article. Until that consensus changes, no amount of time will make them belong in the article. As Movementarian and others have pointed out before, some of your ideas could reasonably be included in the article, if they were sourced in a way that they didn't look like original research. --Allen 17:03, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

IRT USAA rv[edit]

You da man; glad to have another 'silent reverter' on the case.

Thanks, Sampir! I'm not all that silent, though. --Allen 17:35, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

José Limón[edit]

Hi, I have added the new article to Portal:Dance/New articles. --Roland2 08:59, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

Pokèmon Kid[edit]

Hey there, don't mind your edits of the Pokèmon Kid, but since you said on the edit page that you didn't mind if it stayed, could you drop in and put down a vote for "keep"? 03:15, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, I can't vote "keep"; I just don't have an opinion yet on whether it should be kept. --Allen 00:37, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

"vandalism" notice[edit]

When a public person signs a statement challenging an authoritarian regime and calling it fascistic, that is a VERY important element of his or her biography, IMHO.

I did not call your edits vandalism. That was User:Tawkerbot User:Lucky 6.9. Please check your talk page's history. --Allen 19:07, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

The threat on my life!!![edit]

Dude. What the hell?! If someone threatens to kill another editor for actions taken on Wikipedia, don't just remind them of WP:USER and request that they change their user page. It is way past a violation of WP:NPA and grounds for immediate banning. I just happened to see the page creation in my watch list since I had auto-watch on when I left a note on the talk page. Obviously they are a reactionary, bigotted, racist troll from whom I should expect nothing less, but still I don't understand how you thought that it wasn't worth mentioning to anyone else, particularly me. I'm just stunned. —WAvegetarianCONTRIBUTIONSTALKEMAIL 02:08, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

I apologize. I'll do my best to make better decisions in the future. --Allen 02:14, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
I have requested that Ktothethirdpower be banned here. Please let me know if there is something else I can do to help. --Allen 02:29, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, I'm sorry that I lashed out at you. You did make an effort to do the right thing. I realize that you were acting in good faith. The user was already blocked at the time of your request, as I got an admin on the IRC channel to do it. Thank you for the effort, though. That is the right place to do it. The user has now been blocked indefinitely twice. FYI violations of WP:CIVIL can lead to short term blocks, while violations of WP:NPA and WP:NLT are grounds for permanent banning. Thanks for working on clearing this up and sorry for being so reactionary. I'm operating on 4 hours of sleep and feeling kind of down in general right now so the attack just put me over the line. I've had some mate and am calming down now. Oh, one last thing: sorry about all the WP:WOTTA. :)—WAvegetarianCONTRIBUTIONSTALKEMAIL 02:46, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
Thanks very much for responding. I felt awful about this whole thing, so it means a lot to me. I'm sorry you've had a rough time lately, so I hope this weekend is peaceful and rejuvenating for you. I know I'm planning some quality time with my front porch and a cold beer. --Allen 03:05, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

Three forms of mathematical induction[edit]

I am removing the comment that was left here, because it is identical to text at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Three_forms_of_mathematical_induction --Allen 23:37, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Ass Traffic[edit]

Thanks for the laugh! dbtfztalk 06:14, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

I'm an admin now!![edit]

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Thanks for voting on my RFA and helping me become an admin. The final tally was 108-0-1 (putting me on the WP:100 list. I hope to do my best in upholding the integrity of Wikipedia. Thanks again, Gator (talk) 13:17, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Al Gore controversies[edit]

You are welcome! I'm surprised more people haven't tried to edit/rewrite this article, as it is riddled with massive POV problems. Hal Raglan 21:02, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Dab work on Hitchhiker's related articles[edit]

While I appreciate that you did a lot of disambiguity work for the Heart of Gold on many Hitchhiker's related articles, your browser or editor mangled a BUNCH of special characters, such as the è in the actress Samantha Bèart's name. PLEASE be careful and do previews! --JohnDBuell 12:19, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

I'm sorry about that. I did do previews; I just didn't look at them carefully enough because it didn't occur to me that other characters could be messed up. I'll try to figure out a different editor to use. --Allen 12:37, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

White Trash[edit]

Hello Allen : ) I took city hick out. When I reverted, I went quite a few edits back. I must have thought the last edit before the vandalism has vandalism in it too. I can't remember now what I saw at the time. Thanks for pointing it out. --FloNight talk 22:11, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

Monopolistic Bigotry[edit]

There has been a concerted effort to remove the external link to WING Tv (which I consider a very fine resource, since they try to keep a journalistic integrity about them, they also happen to be closely linked to Scholars for 9-11 Truth). The last removal of the link was accomanied by the remarked that it was a "mostly commercial website". For the person who wrote this, is [] or Purchasplanet any less? Indeed they are still up, as they should, please have some moral consistancy. -- IdeArchos 21:10, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for pointing these other links out to me., like WING TV, has too much advertising to be a good external link, though as far as I can tell it isn't included right now. doesn't have as much advertising, but a partisan website, and as a site that is not widely accepted as a legitimate news source, it should only be used as a primary source and not as a secondary source. As an external link, I think it's okay here, as long as it's a notable proponent of the 9/11 Truth Movement. Please see Wikipedia:External_links and Wikipedia:Reliable sources for some guidelines on what make for good external links and reliable sources. Also, I'm not sure what your heading "Monopolistic Bigotry" refers to, but you should also be familiar with Wikipedia:Civility. --Allen 21:43, 16 April 2006 (UTC)
The title refers to the fact tha Alex Jones does as best as he can to censor active protestors and literati, Victor Thorn and Lisa Guliani, regardless of the quality of information they give out. And the most likely reason appears to be because he wants to monopolize the 9-11 Truth movement, he and his friend Jeff Rense are sell outs.... -- IdeArchos
I see now; thanks. --Allen 11:26, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Lutherbibel.jpg Thank you for voting for me at my RFA. I am thankful for your kind words and confidence in me. Even though it failed, constructive criticism was received. In the next few months, I intend to work on expanding my involvement in other namespaces and try a few different subjects than in the past. - CTSWynekenTalk

African American[edit]

Yes, we have a category for Square even though it is a rectangle, but do we have a category for squares drawn in America? 1028 00:02, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Isn't it redundant to call a black person who lives in America "African-American", because if you are in America, it is quite obvious that he would be African American and not just African. That would be like calling squares "rhomboid rectangles". 1028 00:02, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

1028, I'm not sure why you posted these comments both on my talk page and at Talk:African_American#Merger. My responses are at Talk:African_American#Merger. Please post any further discussion there. Thanks. --Allen 02:07, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

comment from Ericrock[edit]

Was it neccessary to change what i wrote? No, then why did you change it? It wasn't incorrect a don't like you very much. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ericrock (talkcontribs)

Thanks for your comment, Ericrock. --Allen 23:47, 2 May 2006 (UTC)


you are right. the edit summary was incorrect. some of the stuff is new information. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Catstail (talkcontribs)

Stop bugging me[edit]

I am not interested in your comments on how I should maintain MY talk page. Stop bugging me.

What f*&Ding arrogance !

Catstail 04:25, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

Catstail, I have edited your comment to reflect that it is yours. You might want to take yet another look at WP:NPA, Wikipedia's policy that says you can't make personal attacks. Also, WP:CIVIL, which is Wikipedia's policy that says to be nice. --Allen 04:33, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

Technically, he wasn't attacking you, but your incredible arrogance. Also, would you have told him that if he hadn't have said fuck? 1028 00:17, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

African American[edit]

I'm saying that if we are going to have an article about Blacks in America called African American, we should have a category for squares drawn in America called "American Rhomboid Rectangular Quadrilatteral Polygons"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1028 00:17, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome![edit]

Hello to you too.

I find Wikipedia really appeals to the Obessive Compulsive part of me.

I have a bad feeling this is going to be a long-term addiction. ;)

Salvor Hardin 09:11, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

Clemence Poesy[edit]

Okay, so according to this page, the "grunge" info comes from an interview in german Glamour. I'm trying to find a copy of that on the web, or a proper english language source. Still working on the "cares more about acting than fame angle". Incidentally i am curious as to why you thought these pieces of trivia could be damamging. Even if you acknowledge grunge as an inherantly negative thing, the fact already stated that the woman had rejected it. Also, putting "the craft" before fame and fortune is generally seen as an honourable, rather than damaging, thing for an actor. And since when has wikipedia only included the positive? Amo 00:30, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Hi Amo; thanks for your post. I agree that both these things can be seen as positive (and I'm all for grunge, personally). And I agree that Wikipedia can (and should) include negative things about people as well as positive. However, while everything on Wikipedia should be sourced eventually, negative things about living people should be sourced immediately. There is a guideline about this at WP:LIVING. And though I agree that the Clemence Poesy statements aren't necessarily negative, my opinion is that they're easily enough interpreted as negative that they should have a source, sooner rather than later. --Allen 00:40, 20 May 2006 (UTC)


Stop hand.svg

Welcome to Wikipedia. We invite everyone to contribute constructively to our encyclopedia. Take a look at the welcome page if you would like to learn more about contributing. However, unconstructive edits are considered vandalism, and if you continue in this manner you may be blocked from editing without further warning. Please stop, and consider improving rather than damaging the hard work of others. Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Generaleskimo (talkcontribs)

This is obviously vandalism (to you, by a vandal); you were probably patrolling recent changes, as I was. He has been reported at Wikipedia:Requests for investigation#New Requests. I reverted it from my talk page, and you may wish to do the same. --Disavian 05:07, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
Hi Disavian; thanks for your note, and for reporting User:Generaleskimo. Apparently he or she was complaining about this edit. --Allen 05:44, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
Looks and smells like vandalism... --Disavian 21:02, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Cisgender and Voice feminization[edit]

If you step into this, be aware that AlexR will claim that you are a sockpuppet of me or vice versa. I came to Wikipedia on May 26 about 22:22 wikitime because a friend that started the article voice feminization and gave up trying to even do anything here because of AlexR.

Since I have been here, AlexR has been constantly abusive and generally reverts any change made to any article. The original argument is about the terms ciswoman and cisman that are used without a source. Attempts made to get a source were responded with AlexR being abusive and when I pointed out that ciswoman and cisman were not even defined on wikipedia AlexR added it 17:05, 28 May 2006 with the coment (if you missed it so much ...) [4] without adding a source to cisgender.

Since then I have been attempting to get ciswoman and cisman removed from cisgender and have been reading the howto’s and trying to get familiar and asking for sources. Trying to do what in says in the guidelines, and I get responses like [5],

AlexR even admits adding the reference to ciswoman and cisman in response to my complints [6], ‘’First, you complain that it is not in this article, and insult and vandalize in FV, then I put it in here, and then you descend on this article.’’

Alex then goes gives a reference to a ‘blog’ that does not define the term linguistically, [7], and are not allowed per wikipedia.

AlexR again shows that the terms ciswoman and cisman were added in response to the problems with it being used incorrectly in voice feminization. [8]

The comment says that it cannot be deleted because AlexR didn’t put it there and until I ask the person that did, it should not be deleted. [9]

AlexR says “Since you can not prove it is false” [10] Ah, no – the rule is if you want it to stay, you provide a valid reference. And it was proved false with the statement that it could not be found with a google search.

AlexR tries to claim harassment when all I have been trying to do is get a valid reference that, since I looked for it, know that it does not exist out via google. [11] AlexR refused to believe that usenet posts are not valid according to quoted wikipedia policy. (see ‘’’Talk:Cisgender’’’ Removing Reference per Wikipedia:Reliable_sources# Reliability of online sources – where I bold Usenet posts… are not acceptable as sources)

Along there has been slander, vulgarity (17:55, 22 May 2006 – vulgarity in comments) and general abuse.

(shrug) Come in and enjoy – or stay away

– Help if you can, but be aware if you do, you will be called all sorts of names and be told how stupid you are for arguing with AlexR.

I have to admit, that I can not argue with that last point... (grin)

FemVoice 20:10, 5 June 2006 (UTC)


why did you change my edits to man, you disgusting chauvanistic pig! it is not vandalism, first aileen wuornous.. now this. you need some superkunt to teach you a lesson! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Superkunt (talkcontribs)

This message from Superkunt is in response to this edit. --Allen 04:24, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

why are you going to block me. i vandalised nothing. i appeal! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Superkunt (talkcontribs)

About keep vote on AfD for US Franchise System[edit]

Sorry to bother you on your talk page about this, but I believe you might want to reconsider your vote on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc.. I've added a comment after your entry to clear up what I believe was a misconception of what this company is. It is not the owner of 600 hotels. Thanks. Pascal.Tesson 15:18, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Bonnie Wright[edit]

Xcuse me..i odnt remember touching or vanddalising Bonnie Wright article..Kindly recheck it and tell me who really did it coz it wast me... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Thanks for your message! I have responded on your talk page, here. --Allen 19:07, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

My RfA thanks[edit]

GMK RfA Thanks.png Hello Amcbride, and thank you for your support at my Request for Adminship, which succeeded with an overwhelming final count of (105/2/0). I was very pleased with the outpouring of kind words from the community that has now entrusted me with these tools, from the classroom, the lesson in human psychology and the international resource known as Wikipedia. The Free Encyclopedia. Please feel free to leave me plenty of requests, monitor my actions (through the admin desk on my userpage) and, if you find yourself in the mood, listen to some of what I do in real life. In any case, keep up the great work and have a fabulous day. Grandmasterka 06:30, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

You've got a Thank you card![edit]


re: AfD question[edit]

Hi Allen. I fixed my typo, so it should be Bobby Hashemi now. Although, it looks like some else started to nominate Bobbi Smythe. -Bogsat 17:47, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Odhiambo Siangla[edit]

Hi. You may want to comment on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Odhiambo Siangla. Nesbit 16:57, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

you [racial slur deleted][edit]

goddamnit quit fucking bothering me with that shit. i didn't edit that goddamn article and i sure as hell didnt vandalize it. jesus christ you are annoying. MuerteArbusto 18:01, 25 August 2006 (UTC) muertearbusto

This comment is in response to this warning, which was left in response to this edit. --Allen 18:25, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
Someone needs to take a nap. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

USAA warnings[edit]

Hi, I copy paste what I wrote on the redirecter page:

cool down guys, he might not know that the redirection is controversial... Dear user, please do not try to do a redirection, we are discussing it in the talk page.

I personally think this redirection makes sense. -- lucasbfr talk 15:28, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Okay. I removed my request to have the user blocked, although I have a hard time believing this user could have though their edits were a good idea, especially given all the warnings I left on their talk page. (It's one thing to create a disambig page, another to blank content and replace with a handful of external links.) --Allen 15:34, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

My RFA[edit]

Thank you, Amcbride, for voting on my RFA, which passed 95 to 1. Now that I have the mop, I hope I can live up to the standard, and be a good administrator. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. —this is messedrocker (talk) 21:32, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Konstable's RfA thanks[edit]

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Hi Amcbride, thank you for supporting me in my RfA, which was closed as successful last Wednesday with a unanimous support of (47/0/0). I will do my best to help keep Wikipedia clean, green and vandal free. Once again, thank you! --Konstable 14:50, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

dont tell me[edit]

what i should and should not do boyeee. the edit was constructive you numb nuts. the fact that you thought the edit was vandalism clearly manifests your ignorance regarding Wikipedia policy. Your indolent and assanine behavior are not appreciated and I would advise you to recondsider your edits. The link that I was posting around was the correct and proper way people should edit Wikipedia pages. My positive propoganda that is meant to inspire and motivate contructive and thoughtful edits should not be condemned by imbeciles such as yourself. You are disgusting and demonstrate great disdain for Wikipedia policy. Please apologize to me as you have clearly made a mistake. I further reccommend you passing my link around to fellow Wikipedians to incite the thoughtful and constructive edits I have alluded to in the previous sentences. Good day to you sir and I will be looking forward to a formal apology when you are good and ready. Take care fellow Wikipedian! 01:00, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

If anyone is curious, this message is in response to this warning which was in response to this edit. --Allen 02:05, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Bad Links on Columbine[edit]

Hey. You added the bad links warning, but it seems that their server is down. This has happened a few times before, we just have to give it a few days to come back up before we remove or fix the links, I'm giving it until Sunday. Thus, I'm going to be reverting your edits to the Columbine article, or changing them to "site currently down" for the sake of readers, if it's not fixed by Sunday I will remove them, but this happened before and when the site was back up the links worked again. Anyway, just came to say that I'm going to change your edits. Thanks. -- SmthManly / ManlyTalk / ManlyContribs 21:49, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

No problem; thanks. --Allen 22:18, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

George Washington Carver content removal[edit]

It was a duplicate section, and the one I removed had a bit of added vandalism in it. If I'm not allowed to delete it maybe you should. 00:21, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks; I responded on your talk page. --Allen 01:03, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

I've finally had the time during my long Wikibreak to thank the voters and commentors on my my RfA last month, and I thank you! I'll try again as previously planned in the late of spring, and hopefully I'll win it. When I get off this multi-month Wikibreak I'll be back to the Wikipedia, visting xfD everyday in addition. Do you have any tips or suggestions for me on being a good Wikipedian or administrator? Thanks again, X [Mac Davis] (SUPERDESK|Help me improve)08:21, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you...[edit]

...for your nod of support during my recent RfA. If you ever need anything, form admin help to article review, give me a holler. BTW, don't stress out, the nasty Senate race will be over soon and you can go back to annoying commercials for Head-on instead of annoying ads for Ford and Corker. youngamerican (ahoy hoy) 17:50, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

User talk:Freely[edit]

I see that you have had problems with this user, too. He is currently editing/vandalising the Lifespring page. Do you have any suggestions? Jeffpw 21:15, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks; I've responded by e-mail. --Allen 23:18, 6 November 2006 (UTC)


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You're right; I should have at least quoted the section on Talk:Lifespring. I've responded in more detail there. --Allen 23:43, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Appalachia -- POV and recent edits[edit]

Hi. You discussed the Appalachia article's POV issues back in September with Pfly. I finally got around to making substantial changes to the article to fix what I thought was very POV material. I'm always a bit wary of making big wholesale edits unilaterally, however the issue of neutrality had been around for many weeks. Please feel free to look at what I did and the comments I left on the talk page, making changes or additions as you think fit. Thanks, --A. B. 02:01, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Shepard Smith[edit]

I have seen that you have done some very good and thoughtful work in POV and controversy issues. I thought that you may add to this [12] discussion with your knowledge, thank you. I don't believe that someone perceived sexuality constitutes as a controversy and was hoping that you could take a look and give you opinion perhaps? Thank you

Personal welcome was a nice touch[edit]

Allen, I just noticed your welcome of 15 Oct. 06. Sending the template welcome to a new editor was thoughtful, but adding the personal PS was a nice touch. Thanks! -- Unimaginative Username 05:02, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

Guy Carawan Article[edit]

Thanks for the note, Allen. I was about to write you this message to suggest we collaborate, in a loose sense, to fill out the Carawans' career at Highlander. I had met Guy and Candie in the 1960s when I lived in eastern Kentucky and later in Lexington. I haven't seen them for the 25 years I've been in California, but I've followed their work. Glad to see also that you initiated the article on Evan Carawan. I'm sure it's helpful that you are closer to the scene there. Dwalls 03:08, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Frank Melton Article[edit]

Please check your sources before you delete truly factual information, I don't appreciate someone going behind my back and deleting something before they come to me first. If you notice my history I have never vandalised and do not plan on doing so. Please get your story straight next time if your going to try and be an editor. -- kgregory

Thanks for your message. It's not about whether or not the information is factual, but about whether it cites a source. See WP:BLP. --Allen 01:26, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

RE: user:[edit]

Hi TigerShark,

Are you sure User: shouldn't be blocked? They only have three legitimate edits in their entire history. It's true that they haven't vandalized in the past few hours. But is there ever a point at which a pure, but not rapid, vandal gets blocked?

Thanks. --Allen 20:16, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi. This one is in a bit of a grey-area. Although all of the edis from the IP do seem to be vandalism and the IP has been blocked twice in the last few weeks, there is not a large volume of edits and they have currently stopped. I would prefer to give the benefit of the doubt that they might have finally stopped, but I will keep an eye on them. Cheers TigerShark 20:32, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Duke photo[edit]

Allen - First, I want to complement you on finding ways to make progress in a heated environment. However you manage to get some participants to respond productively, I wish I knew the magic spell. I am trying hard to do the same, by more systematically building consensus on the Talk:2006 Duke University lacrosse team scandal page. I would appreciate any contributions you have, especially if you know of policies, guidelines, or previous Wikipedia discussions regarding the issue. I'm trying to accomplish something on that page without a heated argument, for once; it's almost a personal challenge. Many thanks. Guanxi 13:19, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

chinese abacus (moved from user page)[edit]

I added something to the topic Chinese Abacus. Hope that helps. you can eliminate this passage as I don't know how to email to you directly.Punkymonkeypun 12:52, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Marilee Jones[edit]

I have reverted to re-include the "fraudsters" category. Her public admission to fraud, which is referenced in the article, is as solid a defense as any to a BLP critique. -- Y not? 03:32, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks; I've responded on the article talk page. --Allen 03:39, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

yay Kentucky![edit]

Ah, I understand your point, which is why A: I cited the definition and B: I do not directly disparage the bourbon, bluegrass and horse-country creds that make-up stereotypical Kentucky; I only point out that those attributes are what makes Kentucky what it is in the popular imagination. Which is fact. The fact that you find that common popular characterization of the state negative is your POV, not mine. Besides, it's not really an accurate comparison, as Vancouver WA has none of the actual tasty bourbon nor equine perfection that Kentucky does. But most's a joke. If I can have a sense of humor about Portland's knee-jerk hippie liberalism, it's not a stretch to ask that others do so about their homelands as well. And it's not exactly wild slander to say that the South has rednecks. Many Kentuckians would be proud to be characterized as such. VanTucky 20:32, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

But many other Kentuckians would not, and are not, and have no reason to want to be characterized as "rednecks". It's not that no Kentuckians fit elements of the stereotype; of course some do... it's just that I think it's nice to avoid labels that are commonly seen as disparaging, especially when used by those who wouldn't themselves have the label applied to them. --Allen 20:49, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

My dear Allen[edit]

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Thank you for all that you have done!
How much love resides therein!
All one's gifts are never gone:
Not seen, perhaps, but stored within.
Kindness is an inner sun.

Your unspent heart a message sends
Of grace and sacrifice hard-won
Upon which happiness depends!

Thank you so much, my dear Allen! :)

18:23, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

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Thank you[edit]

So much for helping me out with that. I'll get it down sooner or later. :) Dr Schwantz 18:45, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use Image:AntjeDuvekotPromo.jpg[edit]

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You're right, thanks. I put a G7 speedy template on it and on another similar image I uploaded. I added these before the promo template included "irreplaceable" in its fair-use criteria. --Allen 20:03, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Death erection[edit]

Just to let you know, if they manage to fix the sourcing on those images they may still go back to the article, but it needs a huge freaking warning. -N 15:14, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Wikimania in Atlanta![edit]

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Ich bin ein Berliner[edit]

Please explain your opinion on the talk page. Thank you. Guidod 20:11, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

I'm sorry; I expected my edit summary to be clear enough. I have now explained in further detail on the talk page. --Allen 22:38, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

Girl Scouts[edit]

I understand. Jergen is more familiar with it than I and he'll likely elaborate, but basically most people go to the one you changed and if we rework it, for one thing someone would have to change about 350 links. There is a little more to it. ALso, it's best to discuss before making such a change, but I can see why you thought what you did.Rlevse 01:38, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

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Plant ecology RFD[edit]

It's a pity that we still don't have an article on this topic, but I don't think a redirect helps much since plant ecology is just as much about plants as it is about ecology. Richard001 (talk) 02:34, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Traction (organization)[edit]

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Electronic tuner[edit]

Hi there, Much work's gone into the stub you started. Swing on by and give me your thoughts. Yours, Black Stripe (talk) 15:54, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Re: Vandalism Warnings[edit]

Hey Allan, I was on wikipedia on my school computer and I noticed that there were new messages, specifically about vandalism. I would like to inform you that the IP address belongs to Triad High School and it appears that someone is abusing school computer usage rights to vandalise wikipedia. Is there any way you can prevent the IP from editing without the requirement of logging in? Thanks. Coreywalters06 (talk) 17:58, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Wiki-meetup Nashville on Labor Day weekend![edit]

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Appalachia Wikiproject[edit]

You might want to add your name to the [short] list of participants, which is essentially a list of Wikipedians with some knowledge of or interest in Appalachia. --Orlady (talk) 05:33, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Welcome! Glad to see you join up; I was going to get around to asking you myself. As usual, Orlady is at least one step ahead of me. Dwalls (talk) 22:02, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Sparky & Rhonda Rucker[edit]

Hi, I noticed on your user page that you're interested in folk music and that you wanted to create articles on Sparky Rucker and Rhonda Rucker. I've created two seperate pages for these musicians and I was wondering if you could spare some of your time to help me work on these articles, specifically with linking them to other articles and finding sources. I am still new to Wikipedia and would greatly appreciate any help you can give me so I could learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thanks. Hey Cisco (talk) 10:24, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi, at the moment I am rather busy but will continue work on the Sparky and Rhonda Rucker articles as soon as possible. To be honest, I'd rather keep the two articles seperate but if you're like to merge them I wouldn't have a problem with it. Also, thanks for the extra source. I will add to the article/s as soon as possible, and thanks again. Hey Cisco (talk) 19:39, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Unreferenced BLP[edit]

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Nashville area?[edit]

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

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Photo requests in the Nashville area and other parts of Tennessee[edit]

Do you do photo requests in the Nashville area and other parts of Tennessee? Thanks, WhisperToMe (talk) 21:18, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi WhisperToMe,
I'm not familiar with photo requests, but I live in Knoxville, and if you need a picture of something near downtown Knoxville, I'd be happy to help out! --Allen (talk) 00:28, 8 September 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! I have the following photo requests for eastern Tennessee.
I would like to know if you go to Sweetwater or are interested in going to Sweetwater. If you do, the main photo request is this place: Former Tennessee Meiji Gakuin High School - 1314 Peachtree Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 - It was one of two Japanese boarding high schools in the USA (it has closed so we're now down to one!)
  • If you go to Sweetwater it may be good to photograph the city hall, post office, schools, fire station, etc. I can list the addresses for those too.
I checked Knoxville and I found the Knox County Schools district headquarters isn't yet photographed: 912 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 - There is also the South Knoxville post office (137 E YOUNG HIGH PIKE KNOXVILLE, TN 37920-9998) and the North Knoxville post officce (2600 N BROADWAY ST KNOXVILLE, TN 37917-9998).
I'm not sure if you sometimes go to Maryville, but if you do I have these listed:
  • Maryville City Schools district headquarters: 833 Lawrence Avenue, Maryville, TN 37803
  • Maryville High School: 825 Lawrence Ave, Maryville, TN 37803 (one newspaper article from the late 1980s compared the Japanese schooling system to Maryville High and used Maryville High as an example of a good American school)
  • If you want to photograph other Maryville schools their addresses are listed here
Thanks for your consideration!
WhisperToMe (talk) 05:04, 8 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! The Knoxville photos will be no problem. I'm no photographer, but I figure snapshots will be better than nothing. The Sweetwater former school sounds interesting; I can probably get that the next time I go to Atlanta if no one else has gotten it by then. Same with the Maryville places; I don't go there often, but I'll try to remember to check if they're still needed when I do go. --Allen (talk) 12:47, 8 September 2015 (UTC)
Shapshots are totally fine!
If you are interested in getting more than the Japanese school in Sweetwater: I checked that in Sweetwater the post office is at 701 N Main St and city hall is at 203 Monroe St, Sweetwater, TN 37874. This website has the addresses of the school system HQ and schools in the city.
Thanks a lot! :)
WhisperToMe (talk) 18:42, 8 September 2015 (UTC)
Didn't even have to leave my couch for the first one... turns out 912 S. Gay St. is the Andrew Johnson Building, so I cross-linked that article and Knox County Schools. --Allen (talk) 02:36, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

If you are interested in going to surrounding areas in Knox county, some of the high schools don't yet have pictures on Wikipedia.

WhisperToMe (talk) 08:23, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

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