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Your article[edit]

Your article appears to be about yourself. This is known as "vanity" and is not permitted on Wikipedia. I've undeleted your article so that you can move it to your userpage if you'd like (that's permitted), but I'm afraid that autobiographies are frowned upon. — Dan | Talk 20:37, 3 September 2005 (UTC)

Actually, I copied the content of the article to User:Antoshi (if you don't want it there, of course, feel free to replace it with whatever you'd like). I hope you'll continue to contribute to Wikipedia, but please read Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not and Wikipedia:Your first article to ensure that your content isn't deleted. — Dan | Talk 20:42, 3 September 2005 (UTC)
I did read the whole article about Autobiographies before I posted the article, and what I have seems to be permissible. It's not really "vanity", and more about what I have a personal involvement in. Wikipedia:What wikipedia is not#Wikipedia is not a propaganda machine states, "you are free to write about yourself or projects you have a strong personal involvement in." --Antoshi 20:44, 3 September 2005 (UTC)
This means that, if you're particularly interested in programming or Scouting or cars, you should write articles on C plus plus, Philmont Scout Ranch, and Scuderia Ferrari. Your article appears to be about yourself only; that's the purpose of your userpage. If you're interested in Pokemon, please feel free to edit and write articles on Pokemon, but you should only write about the game, and not about yourself or a character you created. — Dan | Talk 20:55, 3 September 2005 (UTC)
Well, that doesn't seem fair. Why is it that a character I created not applicable to something I have a personal involvement in? --Antoshi 20:59, 3 September 2005 (UTC)

re: Deletion[edit]

Hi, I deleted the page Antoshi (which was a redirect to your user page) because redirects between namespaces (from an article to a user page, for example) shouldn't generally be done on Wikipedia. If you've seen other users do that, you should have listed them for deletion as per Wikipedia's criteria for speedy deletion. - ulayiti (talk) 07:17, 12 September 2005 (UTC)

Unprotection[edit]

Page is now unprotected. Thanks. --Woohookitty(cat scratches) 03:35, 3 December 2005 (UTC)


You helped choose {{subst:IDRIVEtopic article}} as this week's WP:ACID winner[edit]

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MapleStory[edit]

I didn't intend to revert the changes to the Game Issues section - I didn't see that in the diff as it was further down the page. For section titles, the WP:MOS suggests that it should be in lower case unless it is a proper noun. So, I've reverted my changes to MapleStory World and Cash Shop, but left Character classes with a lower case c. Hope this makes sense, and thanks for cleaning it up - it's such a messy article. enochlau (talk) 00:18, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Please stop creating new userboxes[edit]

There is currently on moratorium on the creation of new userboxes pending final policy decision on what is the best way to delete all of them. So please stop creating new ones. In addition, the ones you are creating were simply duplications of extant userboxes and thus entirely unnecessary. --Cyde Weys 02:43, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

Actually, the point of Wikipedia is to write an encyclopedia. There's certainly nothing about the point of Wikipedia that has anything to do with creativity or userboxes. (Actually, creativity, at least in article space, is discouraged). You can have userboxes ... if you really want, but they shouldn't be in Template: namespace, which the ones you were creating were. A better solution though is to just use prose. I.e. type something on your user page, "I'm a fan of professional wrestling", or whatever. --Cyde Weys 02:49, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

But, really, there's no point in saying "the point of Wikipedia is to write an encyclopedia", otherwise Userboxes never would've been created, and we would have never even had user pages. Yes, Wikipedia is about creativity, what's wrong with you? Wikipedia was created off of one man's creativity, to make an encyclopedia that everyone can update. So, please stop passing it off as something bland and boring where everyone is supposed to do things the same, and remember the point of being bold. --Antoshi 02:59, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
You can create your own userboxes if you really want to, just don't create a new page in Template: to do so; simply put the code directly onto your userpage. And in regards to this whole userbox thing, you might want to read up on "that one man" himself actually says about these things; see here. --Cyde Weys 03:03, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

Copyvio deletion of BabeRuthSox.jpeg[edit]

Hi Antoshi, this image was deleted after a listing at WP:CP. I've also deleted the replacement that you uploaded.

Copyright protection depends not only when the image was created, but when it was published. Since this image wasn't pulbished until 1989 it's still under copyright protection. from [1]:

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Please don't upload it again unless you can show an earlier publishing date. --Duk 06:09, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

Re: NPOV on Griefer[edit]

Are you aware that when you add an NPOV tag to an article, you are expected to state your reasons in a section on that article's talk page? Please state the reasons why you feel Griefer violates NPOV on that article's talk page, or I will remove the NPOV tag. Thanks, Kasreyn 06:14, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Adam Copeland[edit]

I removed the paragraph in question because phrases like "nearly suffered a career-ending bump", "Luckily, he did not" and "The extent of his injury is unknown" are, respectively, speculation, opinion and redundancy. The paragraph had no place in a neutral encyclopedia based upon confirmed facts. McPhail 09:30, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Your view that the bump was nearly "career-ending" is an opinion, nothing more, and thus has no place on Wikipedia. "The extent of his injury is unknown" is redundant in that the extent of the injury would presumably be mentioned in the paragraph were it known; the absence of such a divulgence indicates that the details are unknown. McPhail 16:03, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

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Re: Hello![edit]

That customized skin was actually the Windows Vista Transformation Pack. The screenshot was taken back when I still had XP and wanted to make it look like Vista. Recently, I upgraded to the real thing.

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Spoo![edit]

Ahoy! Re: Your message... Fantastic! To your questions, G'kar is pronounced Juh-karr or Jeh-karr... both times the J is hard, like in the word judge, with the accent on karr. Straczynski is pronounced Struh-zinn-ski, with the accent on zinn (and a silent c). If you have any other questions at all, feel free to let me know. Thanks! --Jeffrey O. Gustafson - Shazaam! - <*> 01:03, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

GunZ[edit]

Don't know if there's an applicable WP:MOS guideline for it, but I simply don't like seeing interwiki links in an article. External, non-Wikimedia project information should always be in the external links section, not in the article itself. I know StrategyWiki is important (I can't imagine why because I tried using it for Pokemon R/S and it was horribly incomplete) so that's why I didn't remove both links. Yeah yeah, I know, I know. hbdragon88 (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 04:50, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

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Roddy Piper[edit]

I've been here for a while, but thanks for the welcome. I realize this, so I cleaned up what was said. I never added to it. I didn't delete it as I wasn't sure if there were any references. Sorry. KP McZiggy (Allow Me To Introduce Myself...) 19:57, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Question[edit]

If you check Template:The Nexus, Skip is shown to be a former member, can you move Skip back to current?--Mikeymike2001 (talk) 22:35, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

Anoshi, here's your source:http://www.24wrestling.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1290084535&archive=&start_from=&ucat=6& I will return the info I previously added. —Preceding unsigned comment added by K.O.K Kev (talkcontribs) 03:36, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Re: Nexus[edit]

If that is the case then why is CM Punk listed at the bottom of the "Current Nexus"?--Evil Maldini (talk) 16:12, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Re: Corre[edit]

I posted the comment on WT:PW before you posted on my talk page. I apologize; I thought the editor who contested the CSD was "stupid" because he was doing so just out of spite, but I see that you have good intentions. The thing is that the subject matter isn't notable wether or not the article was created before they debuted. Per WP:CBALL, notability can't be speculated. Lack of notability is assumed until significant coverage evidences the contrary. "Unnotable until proven Notable". Feedback 20:13, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Well, I have opened up an AFD. You are open to post your concerns there. Feedback 20:54, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Repost of Transformice[edit]

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...and another one. JamesBWatson (talk) 13:49, 27 May 2011 (UTC)


The article has been re-nominated for deletion as still failing WP:N - significant coverage in reliable thrid party sources. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Transformice (2nd nomination). Active Banana (bananaphone 14:41, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

When I posted the AfD there WAS an alarming lack of third party reliable sources. AFTER I posted the AfD some marginally reliable sources were added which allowed the trivialists in the community to exercised their voice and make a case that community consensus supports the existance of the article. Please do not alter the historical facts to fit your perceptions. Active Banana (bananaphone 17:12, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

RE: Transformice[edit]

Interesting. Guess the bots aren't running as smoothly as they should. Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:13, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

RE: Banana Skins[edit]

Just wanted to maybe make you feel slightly better by saying that I agree with your analysis of a mutual friend of ours who seems to take delight in lets say a rather dogmatic application of the 'guidelines' of wikipedia. Wikipedia is not and will never be what it sets out to be, and the unusual and esoteric content (ie that which cannot be found in any of the other myriad 'encyclopedic' sources, which is real but not 'notable') is what makes it interesting, even if just to those few who are involved in that area in 'real life'. He talks of 'historical facts', which is of course utter rubbish, and even if it were true which 'historian' exactly is the expert? Not him, as he chooses to edit heavily handed, subjects which he has no interest in. I won't bore you with the details of my case, suffice it to say it left a nasty taste in my mouth as I realized just how egocentric some of these 'editors' (probably types that never produce original content in their lives) are, and what advantages it gives them to just be judge and jury, having nothing to go on trial for themselves. --Filmmaker2011 (talk) 11:53, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

The Corre[edit]

I have added a lot of reliable sources to the article. Could you weigh in your new opinion on it? Starship.paint (talk) 14:16, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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The Corre's AFD[edit]

I have closed this AFD for you. Next time you need an AFD withdrawn, try to get an admin or another experienced editor to handle it for you, ok?   ArcAngel   (talk) ) 16:39, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I apologize if I came off as "gruff", it wasn't meant that way.   ArcAngel   (talk) ) 19:27, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of One Million Moms[edit]

Thanks for your note. However I didn't create that article. Malapterus (talk · contribs) gets the credit for that. I just created a redirect to American Family Association#One Million Moms/One Million Dads project.[2]   Will Beback  talk  07:47, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Good work[edit]

Nice job with AFA, 1M Moms and the Malapterus SPI. – Lionel (talk) 12:13, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

I think this is the most I've ever done on Wikipedia at one time. There were several points over the last couple days I felt like washing my hands at the whole debacle, but knowing things are finally being righted is a good feeling. ☆ Antoshi ☆ T | C 16:30, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
When you find issues that require too much interaction on your part feel free to pass them along to the good editors here. – Lionel (talk) 08:10, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Secret World[edit]

I used the update tag because I have no knowledge of what happened to that timer. Even now the article does not describe how that aspect of the game played out. While the new wording is better, thank you, it still needs improvement to describe the end result. — Bill W. (Talk) (Contrib)  –  23 June 2018, 10:40 (UTC)

That was a little uncalled for, why did you trash my writing?[edit]

Why did you take out the section I wrote on the IJJI page? I understand that it didn't have that many sources, but it did have sources and I also understand that I'm not a professional writer that was writing a pro piece.. but I did write of a historic event that DID happen and I was documenting it. It answers a big question.. why did IJJI switch over to Aeria? That's a pretty big question and I strongly(almost without any doubt at all) believe that IJJI switched to Aeria because their website was hacked. I find it disrespectful of you to entirely scratch away my historic documentation on IJJI. It would've been much better to edit it for me to turn it into a Wikipedia-ready piece rather than to just throw it off a cliff. I'd rather know some history than to know nothing as others too, I'm sure. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zr0sec (talkcontribs) 19:01, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Alright, fair enough.[edit]

Well.. considering that sign-ups were no longer excepted exactly 1 year after ijji.com was domain hijacked, I find it VERY coincidental(probable). Also, judging based on the outcome of the court case.. my belief is that Aeria and IJJI(NHN USA) formed some sort of partnership where they have a business contract established which most likely agrees NHN USA gets a percentage of the income from the games that Aeria acquired from IJJI.. I was just trying to shed some light on what happened. I understand the piece was biased, but any "hacking"/"hack" piece is going to be biased.. especially if it is an emotional one. I am a strong believer in online freedoms and NHN USA seemed to be silencing me and restricting me. I snapped and now I have more felony charges than I'd like. It was stupid and I was 17. I'm now much more ethical and have better control of myself.

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Destroying history..?[edit]

Why do you keep erasing my posting that sheds light on some solid history? If you're going to have the balls to repetitively remove my piece, how about you do something productive like research into it and write about what it looks like happened based on all the YouTube videos and posts on a bunch of gaming community forums? Rather than erase a historic event/story, why not go get the "unbiased" version and add it? That would be acceptable to me, but to just undo my piece claiming not credible without you even researching it is just incompetent. So.. if is not credible or well written, make it credible? If you look at a house and there is a broken window, you don't destroy the house to build a new one. You fix what is wrong with it. Try to fix things rather than just throwing them out completely. Maybe even give some tips to the contributor rather than be so negatively criticizing making a smart-ass remark like "Just horribly written, absolutely worst sh*t.".. I know you didn't say that exactly, but that's the general idea you were getting across. All you've done to the page is crushed bits of history that I personally feel you're trying to cover up. What do you contribute? Show me what you bring to the table.. do you really just go around and trash writings and leave cocky comments for the reason? If so, I hope you feel really proud man. Enjoy your beautiful day.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.247.14.83 (talk) 01:01, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Shark baiting[edit]

Hi Antoshi, I have expanded on the closure to provide more information as to how I reached my conclusion. You are indeed correct that AFD is not an exercise in vote counting. However, it is my opinion that given the opinions expressed and our various policies and guidelines, the community has not reached a decision to delete the article in question. I hope that helps. -- KTC (talk) 09:55, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Re: ANI for RyuLong[edit]

Hi there. Thanks for bringing the AN/I conversation about Ryulong to my attention. I weighed in with my own experience, then more directly addressed him a little earlier today with what I hope were some helpful suggestions. It appears he listened to what I had to say, so I hope to see things improve over time. :) — KieferSkunk (talk) — 21:36, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

The Nexus (professional wrestling)[edit]

Sorry I'm now just getting back to you, but there is some precedent to having such a "Legacy" section to wrestling faction pages. The Spirit Squad page also as an "Aftermath" section, even though besides Dolph Ziggler none of the members went on to do anything solo in WWE. (Although Mike Mondo has had a successful singles career in Ring of Honor.) Like the Spirit Squad as well as The Shield, the Nexus had guys that were new to WWE and with a handful of independent circuit exceptions like Daniel Bryan, were mostly making their professional wrestling debut. It's not like the nWo, DX, or Aces & Eights where its a bunch of established wrestlers forming a faction together, or even the Four Horseman and Evolution where a couple of established guys team up with some younger up-and-coming stars to help get them over. I think it warrants having the "Legacy" section around.

With that said, I do agree on having the abbreviated version you initially had. I do tend to go on about things too much sometimes. Jgera5 (talk) 18:31, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

WrestleMania 29[edit]

Not sure I'm seeing your problem with the poster thing. All official graphic promos use the "NY/NJ" logo. Noting this fact isn't meant to suggest the show was called this instead of WrestleMania 29, if that's what you're thinking. If it's something else, fill me in. InedibleHulk (talk) 03:07, November 19, 2013 (UTC)

I don't have a problem with it other than the fact that it's never been referred to as "Wrestlemania NY/NJ" in any sort of announcements or billings for the event. The fact that this has just now become a nickname for it in the past week when the event is 7 months old doesn't make sense. It should've been established with sources before or shortly after the event that this is an accepted, notable nickname for the event, not 7 months later. Antoshi 03:21, 19 November 2013 (UTC)
Have a look here. All poster logos leading up to the event are styled the same way. An editor noticed this oversight in the past week, but the posters are far older. Now that you see this, is there any other problem? InedibleHulk (talk) 17:55, November 19, 2013 (UTC)
I understand that's how the posters are stylized, however the WWE nor any notable source covering the event has never printed in text nor spoken from their mouths the event as being called "WrestleMania NY/NJ"; it's always been "WrestleMania 29." There's no reason, then, not to believe the idea for the posters is to simply say "WrestleMania is taking place along the NY/NJ state line," because WWE has always taken a certain pride when it comes to New York and especially Madison Square Garden. Again, there are no sources to confirm or deny this, leaving it speculation for both sides which means it should not be added to the article -- it is just not an "official" nickname for the event. Antoshi 18:33, 19 November 2013 (UTC)
I realize it was spoken and typed as "WrestleMania 29". It's why I specified "in print ads", rather than just "also called" or something similar. Whatever WWE's intention in billing it as "NY/NJ" (your reasoning sounds likely), that's how they did.
You seem adamant about no sources, but promotional material (this wasn't just posters, but newspaper inserts, magazine ads, billboards, website buttons, etc.) are primary sources, just like WWE.com or the shows themselves. They can be used for straightforward claims which don't rely on interpretation. In this case, they prominently and consistently show the text "WrestleMania NY/NJ". This is known as billing, and so directly supports the claim (which doesn't say anything about an official nickname).
Does the bolding perhaps imply "official nickname" to you, and would it be more acceptable in plain text? InedibleHulk (talk) 20:17, November 19, 2013 (UTC)
From the article you linked, "Any interpretation of primary source material requires a reliable secondary source for that interpretation." So where's the secondary source(s)? As I said, nothing comes up with a Google search aside from the posters themselves. Antoshi 22:57, 19 November 2013 (UTC)
Where's the interpretation? The ads have words on them, we say what the words on the ads are. Something like "WWE avoided using the number 29", "WWE aimed for a homecoming vibe" or "WWE considers WrestleMania NY/NJ the official nickname" would need a secondary. But this is like quoting a person or book. A "straightforward, descriptive statement of facts that can be verified by any educated person with access to the source but without further, specialized knowledge." InedibleHulk (talk) 00:27, November 20, 2013 (UTC)

Loss Prevention talk page[edit]

I've received numerous threating messages over the years in response to the Loss Prevention stub that I helped write years ago. I am trying to get my name changed on this site and all references to it removed off active Wikipedia pages. I haven't not been an active user on this site since 2008. That being the case I only vaguely remember how to do these format edits correctly on conversation pages. If you want the content so be it, but at least help me edit my name out because it is showing on search engines.

Also in response to what you posted on my talk page. I don't care if this account gets deleted, I honestly hope it does if that's what it takes to get me off this site and my name gone. Go look at some of the user threats on my page history if you don't believe me.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Tom Fearer (talkcontribs) 12:38, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Two things for you to check[edit]

First, WP:DTTR. Second, this list may be of interest. Guy (Help!) 10:01, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

Please, can you stop with your editions? The source is reliable. It's the chris jericho official podcast with his friend and also wrestler Edge. Both commented about the match and the original plans. It's a declaration from two wrestlers involved in the match. We used the Austin podcast or the colt cabana podcast as sources in ther articles like Gregory Helms or Sean Waltman (also, it's the same website, PodcastOne), why not the Jericho podcast? The style guide hasn't the Jericho Podcast because is impossible to include every single publication. The source is reliable because it's a declaration from Jericho and Edge, it's no different if PWTorch reported their comments. --HHH Pedrigree (talk) 20:15, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Can you please stop with adding your unreliable sources? A podcast is not a reliable, published source. You should read up on WP:RELY. A podcast does not count. It needs to be from a published, written, text source. Not only that, but the way you've written it is very poor and does not pass WP:MoS. I would really rather you remove the information until you found a reliable source, preferably one of the ones listed on Wikipedia:WikiProject Professional wrestling/Style guide. Antoshi 21:35, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
Please, stop with that. User:InedibleHulk uses podcast as sources [3] . What the difference between Jericho said something in his podcast and Jericho said something to a newspaper? Its the same. As you can see, Hulk improved a lot the Sean Waltman article using Steve Austin's podcast. [4] [5] Also, who says that "It needs to be from a published, written, text source.?" The podcast was published in the website. Also, we use no written sources, like official DVDs. It's not a podcast between to nerds in their room, It's a podcast with Jericho and Edge. Make sense to me add their comments and the original end of the match. Again, the style guide doesn't include every single source, like every wrestler podcast, books, DVDs, magazines...--HHH Pedrigree (talk) 21:50, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
Just because another editor did it, does not mean you should take that as fact. The style guide doesn't list every source, but it very clearly lists the ones that are acceptable. But aside from that, WP:RELY does not list podcasts as a reliable source. Antoshi 22:16, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
Great. According to you, Mr. Waltman made a great interview with Steve Austin. He told us about his career, his private life... but, we can't use it because he said it in a pdocast. However, he said it to Dave Meltzer or the Torch and we can use it- i doesn't make any sense. The source is two wrestlers involved in the match talking about the match. From Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources "Self-published material may sometimes be acceptable when its author is an established expert whose work in the relevant field has been published by reliable third-party publications." --HHH Pedrigree (talk) 22:23, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
A podcast is not a third-party publication. This was not published by a third-party publication, it's Chris Jericho's own podcast. While InedibleHulk (whom by the way you can see I disagreed with in the past on my talk page) used a podcast without its addition being challenged, I am not personally sure how valid podcasts are to use as a source. WP:RELY does not mention podcasts which is why I'm uncertain, so I've decided to ask for a third opinion on the matter on WP:3O. Antoshi 22:38, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
I think the third party publication is PodcastOne, the website who has the audios. I think, like everything, a podcast is like te newspaper or a radio show. If Jericho and Edge had the same conversation in a radio talk show, it will be a reliable source. The same with a newspaper, the PWTorch or something. I don't think that the support decides if the source is reliable or isn't. Sometimes, we also use Twitter as source. For example, Waltman talked with Steve Austin about his life, but we can't use it because he said it in a podcast. However, if Waltman write a book about his life, we'll use it. However, It's a published, official podcast from two experts and two men involved in the match, so I think it's enough to put in the article. Also, I asked Hulk to help us an give us his opinion. --HHH Pedrigree (talk) 22:59, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

PS: I know, I wrote very bad sometimes. I'm from Spain and English isn't my native language. Also, I'm ill with headache. Sorry :S --HHH Pedrigree (talk) 22:59, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

A podcast featuring a wrestler can be cited the same way that a radio or magazine interview can. It usually counts as a primary source. ŞůṜīΣĻ¹98¹Speak 23:12, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

I'll give my two cents. While I agree that the wording needs to be rewritten to bring it up to MoS standards, I don't think there's any issue with the fact that it's a podcast. If it was a fan podcast, Antoshi would be absolutely correct. However, these are two wrestlers who are individually counted as reliable sources. The fact that it's on their podcast, rather than in their books or whatever, is irrelevant. It is, after all, an interview. — Richard BB 23:17, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Well then that's good enough for me, thank you. Antoshi 01:13, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

SSB4 Edits[edit]

Hello, I just wanted to know what exactly about my edits to the Smash Bros. 4 character table is unnecessary? And I don't see the problem with the table being larger. It is wider, and not longer, meaning it does not make the page smaller. In fact, the changes make the article more informative, as it allows the readers to see exactly when each character was confirmed, and in what order. It's pretty interesting, in my opinion, that 5 Mario characters were confirmed even before a 2nd Pokemon character or such major characters like Yoshi or Zelda, don't you think so? --198.166.255.36 (talk) 02:18, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

I still don't understand how it being larger is bad. It does not make the page longer, and adds information to the article. --198.166.255.36 (talk) 03:28, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

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JTG ranking[edit]

I have started a discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Professional wrestling#Lower-tier wrestlers ranked by PWTorch regarding this. starship.paint (talk | ctrb) 13:28, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Please reform[edit]

Please put the picture of John Cena and Dwayne Johnson that I have provided back on Cena's page. Ikhtiar ★♛ —Preceding undated comment added 08:02, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Sonic Boom (TV series)[edit]

Hi there! I just undid your revert of my edit on Sonic Boom (TV series). I'm the uploader of the image, and I found the picture on the "Sonic the Hedgehog" Facebook page, not on a Cartoon Network sizzle reel. See the image's description page, where the source is linked. Also, "SoH" really should have been "StH" for Sonic the Hedgehog. That was an epic fail on my part. Sorry for any confusion I caused with my sketchy edit summaries. grin Cheers, Mz7 (talk) 02:28, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Global warming / climate change[edit]

Hi, As you might know, to most scientists writing in the professional journals "Climate change" and "global warming" have traditionally had different meanings. But in the commmon language of us lay people, we have RSs that say they are used interchangeably to mean to all the earth-responses to the contemporary buildup on greenhouse gases. Some time back - before I started editing - wikipedians decided to use "Climate change" to discuss the general principles involved.... whether you mean at the time of the dinosaurs and for awhile (not sure if it still is this way) even on other planets. Meanwhile, these editors decided to use "Global warming" to discuss the contemporary situation of greenhouse gas buildup right here on earth. The scope of those articles has been defined by that consensus ever since. I agree it is messy when the entire range of sources sometimes say "global warming" and sometimes "climate change" for the same thing. See for example this CSMonitor headline "Is global warming generating storms like Typhoon Haiyan?", which in the body of the text uses both terms! Aggghhhh! Since we have sources that say in lay use they mean the same thing, thus far we've maintained those articles under the titles as I described. That consensus could change, of course, but for now sending people to the generic "climate change" article, which doesn't talk about any specific warming (or cooling for that matter) creates an WP:EGG. Readers expect to go to the main article about the modernday issue, which they will - for now anyway - find at Global warming. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 17:11, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Rumble Heroes[edit]

You've got a point there. It's stupid, but consistently stupid. Wouldn't want any exceptional PPV articles standing out from the rest. InedibleHulk (talk) 02:09, February 14, 2014 (UTC)

@InedibleHulk: Again, you're being far too snarky about this. I don't understand why this is bothering you so much. Your example about big lizards isn't the same thing, because "dinosaurs" are not a WP:JARGON/WP:IN-U term. Antoshi 02:24, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
If dinosaurs aren't your thing, "The Giants got the ball to the other side (known as the scoring area) to win the game." If dinosaurs are your thing, but just not jargony enough, their article uses words like "clade", "perciform" and "genera". That's zoological jargon, and it's a Featured Article. Wikilinks are great. InedibleHulk (talk) 03:01, February 14, 2014 (UTC)
What, specifically, does in-universe have to do with anything? InedibleHulk (talk) 03:04, February 14, 2014 (UTC)

Authority[edit]

Hi. I think you misundertand the point of "titles won durning their time". Shield's title should be included in the article. They won the titles BEFORE the Authority, but when they were part of the stable, they were champions. The point is don't include titles BEFORE or AFTER their time in the stable (like HHH reigns). Also, Orton titles are fine. When Orton defeated Cena, he won the WHC (WWE.com included his victory as 4th reign) and he won twice the WWE Title (durning his second reign, changed the name to WWE WHC) --HHH Pedrigree (talk) 14:55, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

@HHH Pedrigree: Okay then. Sounds fine to me. Antoshi 15:05, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Don't worry. However, do you finaly agree to include orton as part of the stable?--HHH Pedrigree (talk) 15:22, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
@HHH Pedrigree: I never said anything about him being in it in the first place. I didn't know there was a problem with him being considered in the stable. Antoshi 15:50, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Fine. I don't remember how ended the discission. --HHH Pedrigree (talk) 16:12, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Syobon Action/dongs.exe[edit]

Hi. I see you've reverted my edit of Syobon Action based on WP:N but doesn't that particular rule apply to new articles only, not the content of existing ones? And even then, I believe this particular name is notable due to the fact that it was an early/possibly a first name used in English-speaking part of the Internet to refer to that game, and as such is as relevant to the article as Cat Mario. 178.36.205.100 (talk) 04:47, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

@178.36.205.100: You are right, and I meant to say it fails WP:V. You provided no reliable sources for this name. How does one even know that "dongs.exe" isn't either a bad translation or just a joke name? Antoshi 12:37, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Fair enough, the only other sources of that name I could found were random blog posts and YouTube let's plays. I'm tagging Cat Mario and Neko Mario with W:Citation needed though—they are unsourced as well and are not translations, just nicknames given by English-speaking communities. And by the way, this is still me writing this, my IP just changed. Cheers! 178.36.97.207 (talk) 08:11, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Unsinged discussion[edit]

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Your signature is striking.[edit]

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I happened to see a posted comment made by you on a Talk Page. Your signature is striking to me because of the water-colored aspect of the background colors. I have no idea how to alter my signature, but if I ever try it, I am interested in knowing how you did that. Thank you for your time, Wordreader (talk) 04:23, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for WrestleMania XXX[edit]

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Commissioned works are problematic[edit]

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February 2018[edit]

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Request reason:

I am extremely baffled by this block. I have been an editor of Wikipedia for almost 13 years now and never had any sort of punishment associated with my account. I've contributed thousands of article edits to everything from wrestling to video games, helping enhance and further many articles, and doing so in good faith. In no way have I ever used my account for promotional purposes. This is my non-indexed userpage. As far as I've known in over a decade of being here, a userpage is perfectly acceptable as a sandbox — and that's what I've been using it for. I am aware of the rules and standards of Wikipedia, as I've held other users to those standards in the past. The information I've posted on my userpage concern characters and fan fiction stories of my own creation, and my username is not associated with any sort of business or organization. What's more, as a veteran editor of Wikipedia, I'm very troubled by the fact that I was instantly and indefinitely blocked with no warning and no discussion beforehand. If there was any issue with my userpage content, I would've gladly talked it over with any administrators or bureaucrats to resolve it without the need to take action against my account. Thank you very much. Antoshi 04:24, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Accept reason:

Since the blocking administrator has said that you can be unblocked if "you agree never to use your userpage to advertise your fanfiction", and you have done that, I see no reason not to unblock you. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 13:35, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

@Orangemike:Eh? Long time user? Promo edits? -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 07:07, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

@Dlohcierekim:@Orangemike:@Antoshi: I think that the problem is that this account has existed for vso long that it pre-dates some of our more modern policies. Antoshi says that he has always used his userpage as a sandbox; this was at one time acceptable but is not so now; Antoshi, in future perhaps you should use a real sandbox, which only takes two clicks to create. Mike, could I suggest that if this long-time editor were to agree to use a sandbox and to avoid overtly promotional content therein you might agree to an unblock? --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 17:33, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

@Anthony Bradbury: If that's the case then I was unaware that policies regarding userspace had changed. Even still, I would've appreciated a warning or a direct message about it much more than an immediate indefinite block. I could have fixed it myself in a timely manner and moved on rather than having to sit here and wait for replies to my unblock request. I would still ask what content in question on my userspace was considered "promotional." Again, I am not affiliated with any business or organization, this is simply a handle I use across various websites. Antoshi 18:34, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Antoshi, I really do value your edits in other spaces. As long as you agree never to use your userpage to advertise your fanfiction in violation of WP:FAKEARTICLE and WP:NOTWEBHOST, I personally think we can unblock without requiring you to apply for a change of username. --Orange Mike | Talk 01:11, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
@Orangemike: I can certainly do that, but I need to have some indication on what and what is not allowed to be posted. But, again, why not simply warn or message me instead of immediately blocking my account? I'm more than agreeable and willing to go insofar as to delete/blank my userpage if need be. An indefinite block seems incredibly excessive for something like this, especially considering the fact that I never took my personal project article anywhere other than my userspace. Antoshi 01:33, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
Actually, at first you created an article in Wikipedia, named Antoshi, which like the userpage I deleted this week was a long promotion of your fanfic. A one-paragraph link to your fanfic site would have been reasonable on a userpage, but not a fake article advertising it in loving detail. That is what Facebook or MySpace is for, not a Wikipedia userpage. --03:40, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
@Orangemike: That was back in 2005 when I first made a Wikipedia account. I was not aware of the policies and standards back then. However, I was made aware afterward that I could use my userpage for such an article if I wished and that it would not be an issue. Obviously I am not going to be doing it anymore after this. Antoshi 03:50, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

While I am accepting your unblock request, and I see no problem with doing so, there are a few other comments that I would like to make. Firstly, I totally agree that Orangemike should have raised the issue with you and given you a chance to deal with it, rather than the first you knew of his concerns being a block. Secondly, a "sandbox" in Wikipedia terms is a place for drafting, testing, preparation, etc, for use for the encyclopaedia: it is not a personal web space for you to post personal content unrelated to work for Wikipedia, and comments above which appear to suggest that what you were doing would be acceptable if it were in a sandbox are misleading. No page on Wikipedia should be used for such personal use. Thirdly, while it is certainly true that over the years what is considered acceptable in user pages has been tightened up, it is not true that when you created the page the sort of thing you have posted to it would have been considered acceptable. The talk page guideline at the time when you created your user page said "Generally, you should avoid substantial content on your user page that is unrelated to Wikipedia. Wikipedia is not a general hosting service, so your user page is not a personal homepage. Your page is about you as a Wikipedian." User space content often tends to be overlooked, as apparently in this case, but the page could in fact have been deleted at almost any time over the last twelve and a half years, if anyone had noticed it and drawn it to the attention of an administrator. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 13:35, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

@JamesBWatson: Hello again. It's been quite some time since I've seen your name. Thank you for accepting my unblock request. As per what Orangemike has said in his replies to me, I would ask if having a much smaller page with information of 1-2 paragraphs about my personal projects, along with a couple of links, would be acceptable. Antoshi 15:09, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
It's difficult to answer that without knowing more precisely what sort of thing you would include, and how much of it. Also, my impression is that on the subject of how much stuff not directly related to Wikipedia one can have on one's user page, I tend to be less tolerant than the average, and since I don't want to impose my own opinion if it is out of line with consensus, I would be cautious about expressing too definite an opinion. Having said that, though, as suggested above consensus as to what is acceptable has shifted towards allowing less leeway over the years, so it may be that my view is no longer "out of line with consensus". I am aware that this answer won't be very helpful to you, as it is so vague and non-committal, but unfortunately nothing else would be honest. My own opinion is that the best thing would be for you to concentrate on contributing to Wikipedia, and not concern yourself with posting anything else here at all, but I am really not able to say what a middle-of-the-road consensus view would be. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 15:32, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

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