User talk:Avenged Eightfold

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Request for Adminship[edit]

Featured List Removal Candidate[edit]

I have nominated List of Heisman Trophy winners for featured list removal here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured list criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks; editors may declare to "Keep" or "Remove" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. --Smashvilletalk 19:48, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Noted, thank you. A8x (talk) 20:49, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Administrators[edit]

I am a new user and have a question concerning administrators. I was wondering how you become and administrator? Is this something that is easy to achieve or does is take a while? Should I get more experience before submiting my name? Also, how do you submit your name for administratorhood. Thank You,

Pr€mi€r~$h@wn (talk) 01:59, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Administrators are key people on Wikipedia. They can delete pages, block users, protect pages from editing, and several other things. To try to become an administrator, you must submit your name to the Requests for Adminship page, where users will either support and oppose your bid. I would strongly recommend at least six months of editing and 6,000+ edits before even considering putting in a request for adminship, as candidates do not pass by very easily and are heavily scrutinized. You should also probably get involved with things like articles for deletion and vandalism patrol to gain more experience in admin-related areas.
If you want to read more, take a look at the Wikipedia guidelines for administrators or the guide to requests for adminship.
Happy editing,
A8x (talk) 02:17, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Graphics[edit]

I am a new user and was wondering how graphics are inserted on your page. I was not able to find the article that explains how to. Thank you,

Pr€mi€r~$h@wn (talk) 18:35, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

As in graphics, do you mean images or something else? A8x (talk) 21:33, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
When I said graphics I mean the rectangular boxes that are on some user's user page that states there political affiliations, and things like that.

Pr€mi€r~$h@wn (talk) 02:17, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Oh, those are called userboxes. You can find them here. See "gallery" for a list of them. A8x (talk) 02:37, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
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For helping me out when I was a new user. Pr€mi€r~$h@wn (talk) 20:24, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Re: SPI Clerk Training[edit]

I would love to, but I'm taking a break at the moment (just like what told to my other trainee few days ago[1]) OhanaUnitedTalk page 17:33, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

Ok, that's no problem. Can you recommend any other users who would be able to train me? A8x (talk) 17:34, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
You know what? While you're waiting for me, read this note that I left a note for that trainee.[2] Have you involved in SPI before (i.e. filed a case or commented on any)? OhanaUnitedTalk page 17:38, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
I am somewhat familiar with the SPI process, I did file this report quite awhile back. However, after a year long wikibreak, do see that the bot is down and things have changed a bit. I re-read the process to re-familiarize myself yesterday, and i think I still have a good grasp on how it runs. A8x (talk) 17:45, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
Suspected sock puppets process was a long time ago. Now all the pages merged and unified into SPI to streamline the process. And it looks like they have a new template (Template:SPI case status) to further expedite the process. OhanaUnitedTalk page 17:52, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
If you can't wait for my return, try ask at Wikipedia talk:Sockpuppet investigations/SPI/Clerks. A lot of clerks have watchlisted that page and maybe another will take you. OhanaUnitedTalk page 00:51, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Backbreaker GAN review[edit]

I have posted my review at Talk:Backbreaker (video game)/GA1. As is customary I will place the review on hold for one week while improvements are made. --Teancum (talk) 18:36, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

I have marked the issues that have been addressed, however a handful still remain. Please check the GAN review one last time. --Teancum (talk) 15:52, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Everything looks great. It's GA class now, but I'm a bit busy, so I'll promote it tomorrow morning. --Teancum (talk) 00:00, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Old Friend[edit]

Hey it's Kingrock, how have you been? --Next-Genn-Gamer 13:23, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

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Adopt-a-user reminder[edit]

Hello, I have completed a general cleanup of the adopter information page for the adopt-a-user project, located here. During my cleanup, I have removed several inactive and retired users. In order to provide interested adoptees with an easy location to find adopters, it is essential that the page be up-to-date with the latest information possible. Thus:

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An update from adopt a user[edit]

Hi there Avenged Eightfold! You may be wondering, what have I done to sound the alarm this time? Nothing. I'm messaging you in regards to the adopt-a-user program, which currently has a backlog of users wishing to be adopted. This doesn't make much sense, as we have a considerable list of users offer adoption, so there shouldn't be any backlog. I've begun to eliminate this backlog myself through a matching program, but I need your help to make it work. Of course, adoptees and adopters don't have to go through there, but I believe it helps eliminate the backlog because someone is actively matching pairs.

On the list of adopters, I have modified the middle column to say "Interests." It's easier working with other users that have similar interests, so if it's not too much to ask, could you add your interests in the middle column? For example, if I was interested in hurricanes, computers, business, and ... reptiles? I would place those in the middle column. Counter-vandalism and the like can also be included (maintenance should be used as the general term). The more interests, the better, since adoptees can learn more about you and choose the one they feel most comfortable working with. The information about when you're most active and other stuff can go into the "Notes" section to the right.

Finally, I've gone around and asked adoptees (and will in the future) to fill in a short survey so adopters can take the initiative and contact users they feel comfortable working with. We all know that most adoptees just place the adopt me template on their user page and leave it - so it's up to us to approach them and offer adoption. So, please take a look at the survey, adopt those that fit your interests, and maybe watchlist it so you can see the interests of adoptees and adopt one that fits your interests in the future.

Once again, thank you for participating in the adopt-a-user program! If you wish to respond to this post, please message me on my talk page.

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Nomination of Outline of Canada for deletion[edit]

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MfD nomination of Portal:Boston Red Sox[edit]

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MfD nomination of Portal:The Office (US)[edit]

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MfD nomination of Portal:Super Bowl[edit]

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A cheeseburger for you![edit]

Cheeseburger.png You made me laugh when you created the "Wikipedia:N things not to write your article about" page! Easy4me (talk) 16:52, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Survey for new page patrollers[edit]

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Membership of the Counter-Vandalism Unit[edit]

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Nomination of Sporting News All-America quarterbacks for deletion[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Violence in baseball[edit]

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File permission problem with File:Boyden School.jpg[edit]

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*Editing of Margaret Mahy's Page[edit]

Hello. I noticed that you have undone my changes I made to Margaret Mahy's page. I'll have you know that the information I added in was in fact TRUE, and accurate. As a matter of fact, as I changed in the page, Margaret Mahy sadly passed away today, a well known and loved author of my country, New Zealand. I did notice something was wrong, and that there was a red message saying there was an invalid character, which I didn't place, so I did ask for help. So I kindly ask you, to change what you have done. If you do not believe me: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10821682

All I was doing was contributing to the Wikipedia community, and I think you will find I was not "vandalising" Wikipedia.

Thank you for reading this, please change it back. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.73.180.205 (talk) 09:16, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

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You're invited: Ada Lovelace, STEM women edit-a-thon at Harvard[edit]

U.S. Ada Lovelace Day 2012 edit-a-thon, Harvard University - You are invited!
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Register to attend or sign up to participate remotely - visit this page to do either.
00:40, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
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Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 03:26, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting[edit]

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GA Thanks[edit]

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On behalf of WP:CHICAGO, thanks for your editorial contributions to Juan Uribe, which has recently become a WP:GA.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 21:34, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Naming conventions for tornado outbreaks[edit]

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New England Wikipedia Day @ MIT: Saturday Jan 18[edit]

NE Meetup #4: January 18 at MIT Building 5
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You're invited: Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March[edit]

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You're invited![edit]

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New England Wikimedians would like to invite you to the April 2014 meeting, which will be a small-scale meetup of all interested Wikimedians from the New England area. We will socialize, review regional events from the beginning of the year, look ahead to regional events of 2014, and discuss other things of interest to the group. Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

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Edit-a-thon invite[edit]

Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial edit-a-thons[edit]

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As you may have already heard, the Wikipedia community lost an invaluable member of the community last month. Adrianne Wadewitz was a feminist scholar of 18th-Century British literature, and a prolific editor of the site. As part of a worldwide series of tributes, New England Wikimedians, in conjunction with local institutions of higher learning, have created three edit-a-thons that will be occurring in May and June. The events are as follows:

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New England Wikimedians summer events![edit]

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

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Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

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Happy Birthday Avenged Eightfold[edit]

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Have a great day!
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Nomination of Derek Wathan for deletion[edit]

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This Friday: Women in Architecture edit-a-thon @ Cambridge, MA[edit]

You are invited to join the Women in Architecture edit-a-thon @ Cambridge, MA on October 16! (drop-in any time, 6-9pm)--Pharos (talk) 18:29, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Red Sox SBS[edit]

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New deal for page patrollers[edit]

Hi Avenged Eightfold,

In order to better control the quality of new pages, keep out the spam, and welcome the genuine newbies, the current system we introduced in 2011 is being updated and improved. The documentation and tutorials have also been revised and given a facelift. Most importantly a new user group New Page Reviewer has been created.

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Find out more about this exiting new user right now at New Page Reviewers and be sure to read the new tutorial before applying. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:28, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

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Disputed non-free use rationale for File:Dwight weapons.ogg[edit]

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Sunday July 16: New England Wiknic @ Cambridge, MA[edit]

Sunday July 16, 1-5pm: New England Wiknic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" at John F. Kennedy Park, near Harvard Square, Cambridge, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1–5pm - come by any time!
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia banner!

We hope to see you there! --Phoebe (talk) 16:33, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:US tornadoes by month[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:US tornadoes by month has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 03:25, 3 October 2017 (UTC)