User talk:Ardonik

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2004: Summer. Fall and Winter.
2005: Spring. Current.


It's hard to believe this year is half-over already.

A stone tunnel in the summer

As usual, feel free to reply directly inside an archive page or copy the relevant parts into this page if you'd like any of my old conversations resurrected.* July 2, 2005 22:54 (UTC)


Thanks for removing that childish personal attack from my talk page. --Canderson7 July 9, 2005 16:24 (UTC)

No problem.* 23:24, July 9, 2005 (UTC)

hi ardinik, i'd like to ask why I recieved a warning from you.I hope im not vandalising your page. Isnt this the way im supposed to talk to you.

law journal[edit]

(Regarding a citation notice that was placed on Talk:Analog hole)

It's published in print and accessable by Lexisnexis, which is down for me now so I don't have the information. lots of issues | leave me a message 09:15, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

Replied on your talk page. Thanks!* 09:30, July 18, 2005 (UTC)
Left publication info. I mostly leave messages on newbie talk pages. For them, my sig follows an intuitive format. lots of issues | leave me a message 22:33, 18 July 2005 (UTC)
Thanks again. I still think your sig's weird, though.* 16:16, July 19, 2005 (UTC)

Category:To Village Pump (assistance) is used.[edit]

You removed Category:To Village Pump (assistance) from the VP. It is used - it allows people to go to the next section of the village pump without having to scroll back up to the top of the (often very long) page. Please do not remove it again without discussion. (There is some disscussion of it on Wikipedia:Village Pump (news). Thanks! JesseW 01:36, 2 August 2005 (UTC)

Sorry — I tend to delete unused categories, and I had no idea it was being used that way.* 17:34, August 2, 2005 (UTC)


Hello, you seem to be quite adept at creating sheet music with lilypond. Could you help me out by recreating Image:Sylviascore.gif and replacing it with a free version? If you can't, then could you refer me to someone who could? Thanks! -- Rmrfstar 22:06, 11 August 2005 (UTC)

Replied on your talk page.* 09:49, August 13, 2005 (UTC)
Hey thanks for the response. I contacted Wwwwolf and he informed me that what I was proposing would be a copyvio. I'll have to find the original score. Thanks for your help though. -- Rmrfstar 00:07, 17 August 2005 (UTC)

Links from Individual Hardy Boys Articles[edit]

There is a discussion I referenced you (or you might be interested in) at [1]. --PhilipO 16:59, August 25, 2005 (UTC)

my talk page[edit]

Your recent edit summary on my user page was uncalled for and in violation of Wikipedia:No_personal_attacks under the "Negative personal comments and "I'm better than you" attacks, such as "You have no life."" clause , Please try to be more polite in the future. 09:21, 26 August 2005 (UTC)

Also per wikipedia policy set forth at Wikipedia:Talk_page I have replied to the message and thus now erased it, the most it could be taken forth is as being uncivil if I didn't reply to it. 09:30, 26 August 2005 (UTC)

Give me a break.
Deleting legitimate comments made on your talk page as you are doing is vandalism, and it is childish. No one will defend you, and I (and many others, as you have noticed) will happily revert you until such time as you mature. (Interested parties may look at this user's contributions and his talk page history and then judge for themselves whether the edit summary I made was called for.)
Make a useful contribution to this encyclopedia or leave. If you want your own page, create an account. I have zero sympathy for you.* 14:34, August 26, 2005 (UTC)

I'm not asking for sympathy, I'm asking for you to abide by and obey wikipedia policies as outlined on the website. If you can show me another applicable policy please do so, otherwise please do not put back comments that I have replied to and removed. 15:05, 26 August 2005 (UTC)

You cite Wikipedia policy incorrectly, yet conveniently forget the three-revert rule. Another good topic for you to read is WP:POINT. Or perhaps these two rules do not apply to you because you are such a unique and special person.* 15:11, August 26, 2005 (UTC)
Per Wikipedia:Three-revert_rule#User_pages policy, "The 3RR is generally not enforced against editors reverting changes to their own user page space, on the principle that your user space is yours (for project-related purposes)." wheras if you start reverting my page three times, you are violating it 15:24, 26 August 2005 (UTC)
Sigh. I must do better at not falling for trollbait in the future.* 15:29, August 26, 2005 (UTC)
Thank god for paradoxes! That's all it takes to get people to stop editing your user page. Oh btw, assume good faith? 15:36, 26 August 2005 (UTC)

Image:Rupert king diving suit 03.JPG[edit]

Hi. I uploaded Image:Rupert king diving suit 03.JPG and you are questioning its copyright status. Is there a template for release it to GFDL? Thanks. - Tεxτurε 19:30, 15 September 2005 (UTC)

Found it. Thanks. - Tεxτurε 19:34, 15 September 2005 (UTC)


User:Jenmoa/birthday --User:Jenmoa 15:34, 5 October 2005 (UTC)

New Engineering Wiki[edit]

Engineering Wiki is a wiki entirely dedicated to collecting information about Engineering. I invite you to join this wiki.


hi, there is an organized campaign to save the above self-promotional vanity games-club page from deletion.... i'm wondering if you'd be willing to take a look and voice your opinion? normally i wouldnt care but (a) i hate organized campaigns from groups of users (especially when they have vested interests but dont declare them) and (b) when challenged about it, they suggested i try it myself! so here i am.... cheers! Zzzzz 20:43, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

Wiki for Engineering[edit]

Engineering Wiki is a wiki entirely dedicated to collecting information about Engineering. The Engineering Wiki is in early development stages at the moment. We invite you to help devlope this wiki.

Accolades and inquiries.[edit]

Hello there!

First of all, I just wanted to say that your comments had me rolling over with laughter this afternoon. From your comments on the D programming language* to your remarks about vandalism (to your user page, no less!), every third minute brought me something to snicker about! You are a certifiable riot act!!

LONG LIVE ARDONIK!!! Folajimi(talk)

* (I would love to hear your thoughts on the language, so please leave a note on my page about the subject, if you would.)

Why so few Wikipedians are engineers?[edit]

I am trying to understand why there are so few Wikipedians who are graduate engineers. Once I get a grasp on that, perhaps I may be able to formulate some ideas on how to attract more experienced engineers to become Wikipedians. It would be very helpful if you would respond to these a few questions:

  • Are you a university graduate engineer?
  • Please indicate in which of these engineering disciplines you obtained your degree:
    1. Aeronautical or aerospace engineering
    2. Bioengineer or biological engineering
    3. Chemical engineering
    4. Civil engineering
    5. Electrical engineering
    6. Environmental engineering
    7. Mechanical engineering
    8. Petroleum engineering
    9. Other
  • In what year did you obtain your degree?
  • What attracted you to participate in Wikipedia?

If you would rather not answer these questions on your Talk page, then you may respond on my User talk:mbeychok page. Or you may respond to me via Wikipedia's email which I have enabled on my User:mbeychok page.

If you would rather not respond at all, that's fine also. Regards, - mbeychok 04:28, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

California WikiProjects[edit]

As a California Wikipedian, you may be interested in the California WikiProject (and/or one of its 'daughter' Wikiprojects on Southern California, Santa Barbara County, California State Highways and California County Routes). Please take a look at the WikiProject to see if there is anything that interests you. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to contact me. If enough people express an interest, it would also be very easy to create additional daughter WikiProjects, such as a Northern California WikiProject or a California Politics WikiProject.

It has also more than seven months since the 2nd Los Angeles area Wikipedia meetup ([ 26 September]] 2005), so it is time for another one. There have also been California meetups in San Diego (18 October 2005) and a very small one in Santa Barbara (8 April 2006. It's also about time that the Bay Area gets its first Meetup if anyone is willing to organize it. BlankVerse 06:34, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

Redwall series[edit]

I dunno. I liked them as a kid but later on grew tired of all the "LOOK AT OUR DELICIOUS FOOD" stuff. Plus I never liked the whole division into good and evil (i.e. meateaters are always bad, with perhaps one or two exceptions in the whole series). For another excellent series of books usually found in the "children's" section I'd reccomend the Hungry City Chronicles, by Philip Reeve (another great British author).

And it's 1 am. What am I doing here? Battle Ape 17:37, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

If anything, the thing I disliked the most was the emphasis on the dibbuns in later books. They were annoying, allowed to do whatever they wanted, and inevitably caused the Abbey a great deal of woe in times of danger.
And now I shall have to visit the bookstore again.* 09:23, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Sound Synthesis Theory[edit]

A new wikibook at [[2]] has been started. It may interest you to edit / help out! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:59, August 27, 2007 (UTC)

Copied from my talk page[edit]

I thought you might be interested in what is below:

An image or media file that you uploaded or altered, Image:Senate_in_session.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. -- RG2 23:30, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

--Jiang (talk) 03:06, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Ecco2 Title.png[edit]

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Unspecified source for Image:Airman_Campbell.png[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:Dopefish-windope.png[edit]

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Survey request[edit]

I need your help. I am working on a research project at Boston College, studying creation of medical information on Wikipedia. You are being contacted, because you have been identified as an important contributor to one or more articles.

Would you will be willing to answer a few questions about your experience? We've done considerable background research, but we would also like to gather the insight of the actual editors. Details about the project can be found at the user page of the project leader, geraldckane. Survey questions can be found at geraldckane/medsurvey. Your privacy and confidentiality will be strictly protected!

The questions should only take a few minutes. I hope you will be willing to complete the survey, as we do value your insight. Please do not hesitate to contact me or Professor Kane if you have any questions.

Thank You, BCeagle0312 (talk) 17:23, 13 July 2008 (UTC)


The Sonobe Module/Unit now has its own page!WhisperingWisdom T C 07:49, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png Have a nice day ScienceGeek (talk) 21:34, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

History of "WikiGnome"[edit]

Hi Ardonik, I'm interested in the history of WikiFauna and WikiGnome in particular, and I noticed your comment on the WikiGnome talk page:

If you spend all your time on the Wikipedia browsing the recent changes list or jumping to random pages hoping to find something that you can copyedit, you might be a wiki gnome. --Ardonik 09:24, July 16, 2004 (UTC)

Did you create the term, or was it already in use? Thanks! Cleeder(talk)