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Hello, Anhydrobiosis! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. You may benefit from following some of the links below, which will help you get the most out of Wikipedia. If you have any questions you can ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Button sig.png or by typing four tildes "~~~~"; this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you are already loving Wikipedia you might want to consider being "adopted" by a more experienced editor or joining a WikiProject to collaborate with others in creating and improving articles of your interest. Click here for a directory of all the WikiProjects. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Happy editing! Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:19, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
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{{helpme}}Three things, first of all, how did you find me, who are you, and why did you create my user talk page. Second, what is adoption? Third, are you an administrator? Last thing, on my page, Rod Machado, wil you delete the file link to a photo and put that photo on the right at the top of the article?--Spencer Divonn'io the glorious (talk) 04:26, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

I am Narutolovehinata5. I have been on Wikipedia for six months, doing mostly new page patrol and occasional welcoming and reverting vandalism. I found you via an AFD you participated in. Anyway, I can't help you for I am still technically a newbie, as my friend Eco for help.
Narutohinata probably just saw that you were a new user, created your page in order to welcome you to the project, adoption is a process whereby experienced editors help newer editors learn the ropes, and no, is not an admin. Finally, Rod Machado is not 'your' page. The link to the file is easily deleted by you, as the image doesn't actually exist. // roux   04:39, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

December 2008[edit]

Information.svg Please do not remove Articles for deletion notices from articles or remove other people's comments in Articles for deletion pages, as you did with Rod Machado. Doing so won't stop the discussion from taking place. You are, however, welcome to comment about the proposed deletion on the appropriate page. Thank you. • Gene93k (talk) 05:13, 21 December 2008 (UTC) It was resolved by an administrator.Spencer Divonn'io the glorious (talk) 05:16, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Well.. the discussion is still open. It could be argued that the discussion could be closed as keep at this point (note that AfD discussions should generally only be closed by uninvolved people), but it is most definitely not marked as resolved. // roux   05:23, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Hello, Anhydrobiosis, please do not post spam as you did on my talk page. To upload an image, please stay and make edits for 4 days. Get at least 10 edits and you will be autoconfirmed, then press the "Upload file" button in the toolbox section on the left panel. Make sure the image is "free" or that it is yours, from the U.S. government, more than 200 years old, or compatible with Wikipedia's licences before uploading. Have fun and happy uploading! Merry Christmas, from ComputerGuy talk 16:06, 21 December 2008 (UTC) I found the page with the information I left it with. I was simply correcting the grammar. You don't need a source for that.Spencer Divonn'io the glorious (talk) 23:16, 21 December 2008 (UTC) Information.svg Please do not add content without citing reliable sources, as you did to Virtual Console. Before making potentially controversial edits, it is recommended that you discuss them first on the article's talk page. If you are familiar with Wikipedia:Citing sources please take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. TJ Spyke 23:12, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Nuvola apps important.svg Please do not vandalize pages, as you did with this edit to Ginger (disambiguation). If you continue to do so, you will be blocked from editing. Martin451 (talk) 00:07, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Excuse me? I reverted that change because it was deleted without any apparent reason. I am a member of the Counter Vandalism Unit. I did not insert it, I simply put it back because it was deleted without a reason.Spencer Divonn'io the glorious (talk) 00:35, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

If you look at the history of Ginger_(disambiguation), you will see that vandalised that page, then reverted that vandalism. You then reverted removal of the vandalism, which looked to me like vandalism. (Ginger-vitis is not a disease causing people to have ginger hair). If something is removed for not apparent reason, it does not mean it is a bad edit, I often edit without leaving notes in the summary, esp. when making repeated edits. If you are checking for vandalism, please read what you are reverting. We all make mistakes, I also make mistakes when reverting vandalism. Martin451 (talk) 01:06, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

United States[edit]

Would you care to explain this edit? Please do not characterize legitimate edits as vandalism; "vandalism" has a very strict definition on Wikipedia, and this certainly did not qualify. Fvasconcellos (t· c) 20:05, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Absolutely. The sentence has an opinion in that it says the economy is powered by abundant natural resources.Spencer Divonn'io the glorious (talk) 21:11, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Your reverts[edit]

Your notice to another editor regarding original research was a bit off the mark. The edit you reverted was actually fine; it was itself a revert of your inappropriate edit. If you feel the lead sentence in the paragraph is inappropriate, please discuss it on the talk page, or place a tag such as {{Fact}}.  Frank  |  talk  20:10, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Stating an opinion such as "the US government is powered by abundant natural resources" is not allowed. Spencer Divonn'io the glorious (talk) 21:13, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

  • Sorry for the rollback on this page. I hit the button by mistake and it was too late to stop it. Best, - auburnpilot's sock 21:26, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

I'm not sure I understand why that sentence was viewed as an "opinion", but the article now has two citations for it.  Frank  |  talk  22:01, 22 December 2008 (UTC)


{{helpme}} When I read the AFD notice on the article I created, Rod Machado, in editing mode it says the result of the discussion was keep but it just says it's being considered for deletion when I just view it in non editing mode. Does this mean I can delete the notice?Spencer Divonn'io the glorious (talk) 18:35, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Go to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Rod Machado, It might not get deleted. Antonio Lopez (desu) 18:41, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
also that what you saw what an HTML comment (); that is only when the the AfD is closed, as you see it is not closed Antonio Lopez (desu) 18:49, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Mistaken revert[edit]

Take a look at this one. 1 The refs were being displayed correctly before your revert (this it how it was before you came and reverted 2.) Thank you. --Omarcheeseboro (talk) 20:47, 23 December 2008 (UTC)


Hello, Anhydrobiosis. This message is being sent to inform you that there currently is a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The discussion is about the topic Wikipedia:Ani#Anhydrobiosis. Thank you. Toddst1 (talk) 21:57, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Stop hand nuvola.svg This is the last warning you will receive for your disruptive edits, as listed at Wikipedia:Ani#Anhydrobiosis.
The next time you make any edits that fit the pattern listed there you may be blocked from editing. — Sebastian 05:53, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

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Please stop abusing tools and calling others' edits "vandalism." King of ♠ 07:57, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Rod Machado[edit]

Now that the AfD for this article is over, I've gone through the article and done some pretty severe editing, and thus I wanted to let you know what was done and why. I understand that you're fairly new here, so hopefully this will help you understand what articles should look like, and how your editing can grow.

First, it is important to remember that this is not a promotional website, it's an encyclopedia, so articles should not be written with a promotional or "chit-chatty" tone. They should be neutral and factual. Further, articles survive here by being "notable" (see WP:NOTABILITY), and thus only the really notable aspects need to be included. We don't need to know who his instructor is (unless that person is notable, as well), and the emphasis on his ratings really isn't that important...there are thousands and thousands of ATPs, for instance. The books he's written are really what confer the notability, but the listing of the particular ones, including ISBNs, should be in the bibliography section, not in the lead paragraph (by putting them there, it looks like you're trying to promote them).

Lastly, I've removed the image, because it's considered "non-free", and it's in imminent danger of being deleted over at Commons. You should read up on how Wikimedia projects handle copyrighted material. You can't just post a photo that's copyrighted by someone else and say "permission granted". Who granted you the permission? Where's the evidence of that? If you have gone and actually gotten written permission, then it is possible to use the image, but you need to go through the particular steps to get that permission officially registered. Though I'm an admin here at Wikipedia, I'm not over at Commons, but you might want to look up a fellow named "Lar" (just type "User:Lar" in the commons search box over at Commons) and ask him. In the meantime, I've removed the image from the Machado article. If you have any questions, you can ask either here (I'll be watching this page) or over at my talk page. AKRadeckiSpeaketh 04:29, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

I can prove that I got permission to use that image if I need to. Spencer Divonn'io the glorious (talk) 01:05, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
You need to. It's the law and its our policy. AKRadeckiSpeaketh 01:39, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

What do you consider proof? I could forward you my email from Rod Machado but I don't want to expose my email.Spencer Divonn'io the glorious (talk) 20:52, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Commons, as well as Wikipedia, has a system call "OTRS". See this link for details, or as I said above, contact Lar over on commons. AKRadeckiSpeaketh 02:42, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Rod Machado[edit]

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Your rollback request[edit]

Hi! I regret that I must inform you that your request for the rollback permission has been denied. You can discover why by checking the archives at Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Denied/January 2009#Anhydrobiosis. SoxBot X (talk) 06:00, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

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{{helpme}} If possible, can anyone tell me how to integrate HTML code into wikipedia? A Patriotic Person. You'll see me in History someday. 05:23, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Could you please be a little more specific? What kind of HTML would you like to integrate into Wikipedia? --Closedmouth (talk) 06:13, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
As far as I know, Wikipedia allows <div>, <span>, <pre>, <code>, <nowiki> and <p>. No idea about any others. I'm removing the {{helpme}}; add it back when you have something more specific.  GARDEN  09:35, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Brown Farmstead[edit]

{{helpme}} I'm sorry, but the Brown Farmstead page has various issues as described in the talk page. Someone please fix them. A Patriotic Person. You'll see me in History someday. 06:05, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

{{helpme}} is for specific questions about how to do things or where to find things on Wikipedia. People who watch the article (and some who don't) will see the concerns on the talkpage and fix them. Until that happens, why don't you fix them? Thank you for your suggestion. When you believe an article needs improvement, please feel free to make those changes. Wikipedia is a wiki, so anyone can edit almost any article by simply following the edit this page link at the top. The Wikipedia community encourages you to be bold in updating pages. Don't worry too much about making honest mistakes—they're likely to be found and corrected quickly. If you're not sure how editing works, check out how to edit a page, or use the sandbox to try out your editing skills. New contributors are always welcome. You don't even need to log in (although there are many reasons why you might want to). //roux   06:12, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Red Wiki-links[edit]

Hi.. I just wanted to let you know that red wiki-links aren't invalid - they are "articles waiting to be written". We generally don't remove them. Somewhere around here (probably in WP:MOS) there are guidelines for wiki-linking, you should probably read those before removing anymore red links. --Versageek 03:26, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Brandology (Disambiguation)[edit]

The graphic grafted into the following standardized template by the editor who placed and signed it is in violation of Wikipedia policy.--Jerzyt 06:33 & 17:43, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

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The article Brandology (Disambiguation) has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

"Disambiguation" page that disambiguates no articles, for a word not otherwise used in Wikipedia.

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I would like to apologize for the offensive graphic which appeared briefly above. It was not my intention to post it - I was using automated methods to PROD the article, and someone had vandalized the template of the warning message that the automated system uses, resulting in the inappropriate image file being included. That was not my intent. --Nat Gertler (talk) 13:21, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
    Nat certainly has nothing to apologize for, as discussed at #Erroneous warning. (In fact, expecting him to have prevented the insult would be far less reasonable than expecting me to have avoided falsely blaming him for it!) The vandalism of the template, by an IP-user, on one hand is regrettable and on the other was aimed much more widely than any particular author of a ProD-ed article.
    What User:Anhydrobiosis should carry away from the event is that the responsible editors who constitute the overwhelming majority practice a presumption of good faith toward edits like the one in question, and reject such vandalistic stunts as the one that we are discussing.
--Jerzyt 17:43, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
    Anhyd, i recommend you read WP:Dab and WP:MoSDab, which elucidate template:Db-disambig. If so, i expect you will probably be willing to speed the process by adding at the top of the Dab page
--Jerzyt 21:57, 21 July 2010 (UTC)


I'd be glad to help you out here in getting involved, as promised. My talk page history is almost identical for getting started. Keegan (talk) 08:04, 16 January 2011 (UTC) Hi, Keegan. It's great to hear from you. Anhydrobiosis 20:09, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

January barnstar[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Anhydrobiosis for copy editing articles totalling over 8000 words in the January GOCE Backlog elimination drive. Thank you for participating! Diannaa (Talk) 17:35, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

March 2011 Backlog Elimination Drive[edit]

Hi. On behalf of the Guild of Copy Editors, I am inviting you to sign up for our March Backlog Elimination Drive. Win a barnstar! It's fun. --Diannaa (Talk) 01:19, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

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Nomination of Rod Machado for deletion[edit]

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