User talk:BigNate37/Archive 3

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Re: Sumburgh

Hi, just to let you know that Sumburgh's comment on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Diana Kirschner is due to a disagreement s/he and I are having on an unrelated article. The gory details (if you're curious) are at User talk:Sumburgh and User talk:Ziggurat. Regards, Ziggurat 06:08, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Interesting stuff... at times, people can be rather stubborn in disagreements (including myself). What I tend to do when coming across situations like this is to assume the comment (on that AfD) was made in all seriousness, and deal with it as if its the first time such a comment were made, rather than it just being the first time I saw it. Anyways, it is easy to be civil and assume good faith when you are uninvolved. Hopefully the situation is finished unfolding between you two. BigNate37T·C 09:00, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
I think that's a great way to approach it. In any case, it seems to have been resolved, although I wonder whether that's just because I've stopped responding (I suggested s/he ask someone else - of their choice - to mediate our dispute and s/he has apparently chosen not to do so). Maybe that's sometimes the best course of action... In any case, thank you for your measured response at the AfD. All the best, Ziggurat 02:24, 2 August 2006 (UTC)


OK, I can see that the image could be classed as "non-encyclopedic content". It's my own logo, which I created myself, however according to the policies you pointed out, it doesn't have a place on Wikipedia. The image was intended as a userpic, as I don't like putting my face on the interneet, but I'll remove it and tag the image for deletion anyway. TerrorBite 07:43, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

If you created it, then the problem can probably be alleviated by releasing it under the GFDL or similar license. The issue is that the image was marked as being copyrighted and claimed as fair use. In this case, Wikipedia strictly confines this usage to articles. I had a MLB baseball team logo removed from my userpage, which is why I'm now familiar with this policy. Anyways, you can probably just change the license, provided you are comfortable with releasing the image. BigNate37T·C 08:47, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
I'm not sure if I want to release it or under what license. Could you advise me on this? TerrorBite 09:22, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

De Triomphe

Thanks :) Dlohcierekim 22:18, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Template:User Monty Python

I see you've put most of the work into this template. It's got to be userfy'd in the next four or so days or it will be deleted. Since it's your baby, I thought I'd ask you if you wanted to keep it. I'm more than happy to stick it in User:BigNate37/TM/UBX/Monty Python and list it at User:BigNate37/TM/UBX if you'd rather not have it in your userspace. BigNate37T·C 23:43, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Do not under any circumstances userfy or delete this template. This template was created to replace all other Monty Python user templates in an attempt to show that GUS is not the only option available to gain control of user templates. I am violently and vehemently against GUS and the userfication of ANY template no matter how small. Please read my oppositional statement on the GUS. There would be no need for any templates to be moved into user space if there were fewer of them, and right now I am attempting to make that happen. The other redundant Monty Python templates should have been deleted, however, some users were so vocal that they were kept. Those templates you can do what you will with them. Just leave Template:User Monty Python alone; it stays where it is, where it belongs, in Template space. Do not move this template.
—Lady Aleena talk/contribs 23:55, 3 August 2006 (UTC)
Wow. Well, good luck with your userbox battle, I think I'll stay out of it. My comments were regarding Wikipedia talk:Userboxes#Userboxes for userfication. Might I suggest taking a small WP:Wikibreak? BigNate37T·C 00:01, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Possible Userbox Solution

This is a form letter, please don't reply directly. Do, however, feel free to discuss this solution I've come up with.

I've made an unofficial place for all User Boxes (hopefully) safe from overzealous Admins. Feel free to add any you like, edit any there, or just list your already made userboxes there. Also feel free to edit the main page (the user page) in any way that you think might help. Please note, however, that this is a user page and not an official Wikipedia page, so almost any User Box will be tolerated as long as it's within reason. UserBox 02:51, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Seems to me that using policy loopholes to dodge overzealous admins will only escalate these ideological disparities. If I wasn't so lazy I might move to boycott this pseudo-userbox namespace practice. BigNate37(T) 05:55, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Duchess Anne

Hi and thanks for your message! Actually, I knew that non-sysops can close rfds (I closed a couple of them myself), but since the original nominator wasn't me I thought I'd wait to hear his/her opinion before closing it. But anyway, they can put Duchess Anne up for AfD if they disagree, so yes, closing it was probably the best option. --Zoz (t) 17:35, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

About RfD

Thanks for the heads up. I'll take note of it. --ColourBurst 20:26, 7 August 2006 (UTC)


No problem. I try to keep [[Category:Stubs]] cleaned out once a day or so. Doesn't take long to remember the common categories. I was glad to see you'd already tagged it for deletion! Keep it up! Woodshed 05:57, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

That's incredibly useful -- thank you! I appreciate it. Woodshed 02:44, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome

Thanks! Bayle Shanks


Yeah, that was a big post. I though about archieving it earlier, but then decided to wait until I had 100 talk page comments. Pretty impressive, huh? TomStar81 19:44, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

AS they say in that song: "Its your thang. You do what you wanna do." TomStar81 19:46, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Red links

I must have missed something. Why does every redlink appear as strikethrough now? This directly takes away from the readability of articles with red links in them. This only started happening today. I'm not sure if it's a change to something in my monobook.js or the site in general. A link to why this is happening would be awesome, surely there was discussion on this before it was changed. BigNate37(T) 20:33, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Perhaps you've changed something in your browser settings? Nothing has been done to change how red links are displayed, as far as I know. --JD don't talk email me 20:37, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
Hmm, it doesn't even happen anymore. I guess it only lasted for fifteenish minutes. Weird. BigNate37(T) 20:44, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
What browser are you using? And does everything appear underlined when this happens? --JD don't talk email me 20:47, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
I always use firefox (for the windows platform). I'm often going between three different computers, and the other two occasionally have all blue links underlined (which usually lasts until a restart but I don't track it closely). I've never noticed the blues being underlined on this one, which I use the least, nor have I noticed the red strikethroughs before on any of them until it happened today on this computer. BigNate37(T) 20:52, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
I've never experienced red links being struck through, but having all the links underlined seems to be something common. Next time it happens, try bypassing your cache when you refresh the page, and see if that helps. It helps with the blue underlining problem. --JD don't talk email me 20:54, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
I see, thanks for the help. I'll remember this next time either problem happens. I'm still wondering whether there isn't side effects to using the popups that came with the JavaScript RC patrol tools that I have, but I won't worry about it unless clearing the cache doesn't help things. Thanks again! BigNate37(T) 21:03, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
No problem. --JD don't talk email me 21:05, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
Hmm, bypassing the cache has no affect on the blue underlines, nor did closing and reopening the browser. Tried a purge on a page and that was to no avail. BigNate37(T) 21:10, 17 August 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for your help on the article, it looks great! :)Courtney Akins 01:01, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

Now they are t rying to delete our article can you help me?Courtney Akins 02:43, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

Be careful when you say our article, I'm just an editor here and I do favour deletion of a lot of material. I thought that I could improve the article easily, so I did. Whatever happens will hopefully be for the best. BigNate37(T) 20:30, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

Re: Personal attack

The comment here was reffering to an attack that was on my talk page. -- Selmo

Userbox Help

I have recently made a new userbox and I am having trouble getting the code simplified like you have done for you LMoM userboxes. I was wondering if you could help me? The pages it is on are here and here. (It is the Lurker one) Lord of Dorkness

It's difficult to explain every detail of it in text, especially if you couldn't get it from looking at mine. I'll tell you when I see you in meatspace. By the way, consider using four tildes instead of three on talk pages; timestamped signatures are kind of the norm here. BigNate37(T) 23:49, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
Consider yourself helped. I'm downstairs if you need me :P BigNate37(T) 00:51, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

My snarky AfD comment

Yeah, I knew that I wasn't exactly being nice with my "then clean Wikipedia with bleach" comment. If the creator of the article in question wasn't acting so unbelievably superior (nominating it to be a featured article, even!) I would have restrained myself. But you're right, I should still take the high ground. I'm going to remove the unnecessary snarkiness from my comment. --Icarus (Hi!) 03:51, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

re: Wikipedia talk:Redirects for discussion#What's up with saving page move history?

If you'd bothered to ask directly, I would happily have answered you. Rossami (talk) 13:31, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

That's OK, I really didn't like your answer anyways :) When I hear pagemove history, I think of tracking contributions; if you're worried about rookie editors or useful redirects then don't call them useful for page move history, call them what they are. BigNate37(T) 15:02, 15 August 2006 (UTC)


I'm new at making userboxes. A little help would be appreciated. Thanks. --Slyder PilotE@ 03:17, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, I got to looking at how you had made yours (esp. the U of R userbox) and kind of based it off of that. Thanks for pointing me towards your userboxes. If I have any questions, I'll let you know. --Slyder PilotE@ 01:02, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

GPL Image?

I've uploaded an image (Image:Triangle-image2.gif) which was provided under the GPL. How can I show this on the image page, there was no option for GPL upon uploading, and I suspect it may be different from the GFDL. Is this image still free, and may I use it on a userpage? BigNate37(T) 22:26, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

Is {{GPL}} what you're looking for? --talk to JD wants e-mail 22:29, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
Now you're just making me feel bad. Heh, thanks for the obvious solution which I had no clue existed. Maybe next time I have a question I'll start it at your talk page? Seriously though, thanks a bunch! BigNate37(T) 22:34, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
Lol no problem :) By the way, has that red line thing happened again? talk to JD wants e-mail 22:35, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
No, I've only had one more editing session on that computer since. I have had the blue underline thing here at my desktop PC at home, but I didn't worry about it in the ten minutes I was online. Editing Wikipedia when you're late for class is a bad idea, heh. BigNate37(T) 22:38, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
Lol editing Wikipedia is bad at a lot of times. There should be an article, as an advisory... talk to JD wants e-mail 22:40, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
Well, I've changed the image's tag and placed it on Template:User zelda. I guess I'll see what the reaction to it is. Thanks again for that license tag. BigNate37(T) 22:58, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the warm welcome

I really appreciate it ChameleonMan 18:46, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

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Re:Nice work

You're welcome! I've got some guy hitting mine twice a day, so I'm with you. Vandals just don't understand that we're not here to help them amuse themselves. I'm not sure what's worse - them spending Saturday afternoons messing with WP, or us spending our Saturday afternoons cleaning up after them. :-) See you around - Baseball,Baby! ballsstrikes 20:31, 19 August 2006 (UTC)


...does not describe the Iron Lung. That would be pneumatic. "Pneumonic" is just a frequent misspelling. - CrazyRussian talk/email 01:19, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, I actually just remarked on that at the RfD. I thought we were dealing with a properly spelled adjective for "of the breath", but pneumonic != pneumatic. You had me there for a second. Pneumatic means of or relating to air or other gases. Pneumonic means of or relating to the lungs. Pneumatic devices are generally machines like air-cylinders in drills, etc. Pneumonic devices are breathing devices. BigNate37(T) 01:24, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Thank You Nate

Thank you very much for the clean up and formatting. Sorry to cause any trouble. =_=; —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gynocrat (talkcontribs) 15:28, 21 August 2006

Funny thing is, after all that work, I find {{cite book}}. Go figure. BigNate37(T) 16:10, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Pneumonic device

I simply moved your page over to the main namespace. Hope that's what you wanted, Kusma (討論) 08:44, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Yep, thanks! BigNate37(T) 08:44, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Re:Famous Pink Floyd Sync

This discussion started at User talk:Lucasbfr, the full discussion appears below for convenience.

If this really is a duplicate, it can just be redirected to Dark Side of the Rainbow. This will serve to prevent recreation of the duplicate in the future. If it's not entirely duplicated, feel free to merge whatever good and unique information you identify, first and then redirect the page. BigNate37(T) 08:38, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Hi, it is indeed a (poor) duplicate. I asked for deletion because I don't feel the name of the page is really relevant (and no other pages link here). I'm quite new around here, so what do you think? Is a redirect better? Lucasbfr 08:45, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
correction: there is one page that links here but the change occured 1 hour ago. Lucasbfr 08:47, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
Well, according to WP:RFD, When should we delete a redirect?,
However, avoid deleting such redirects if.... They would aid accidental linking and make the creation of duplicate articles less likely, whether by redirecting a plural to a singular, by redirecting a frequent misspelling to a correct spelling, by redirecting a misnomer to a correct term, by redirecting to a synonym, etc...
So I see two advantages to redirecting: it is faster than proposed deletion (and with prods on recently created articles, often times the creator removes it), and it ensures this specific article won't get created again. In the end how you address it is up to you; I'm simply offering a suggestion of what I would do. BigNate37(T) 08:53, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for your help. regards, Lucasbfr 08:59, 24 August 2006 (UTC)


Thank You for alerting me.Noha307 02:53, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

Thank you! :)

Chocolate chip cookies.jpg

Thank you so much for your recent compliment on my talk page!! :) I decided to bring you cookies as a calorie-rich thank you gift (of course, I guess the calories don't count, technically, unless you eat the computer screen - which is dangerous more than anything else). I'm very flattered that you think I responded well. :) Have a great day, and let me know if I can do anything for you! :) Srose (talk) 18:04, 31 August 2006 (UTC)