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Along with the evidence of Common Sense, researchers have proven scientifically that humans are all one people. The color of our ancestors skin and ultimately my skin and your skin, is a consequence of ultraviolet light, of latitude and climate. Despite our recent sad conflicts here in the U.S.... THERE REALLY IS NO SUCH THING AS RACE. We are one species. Each of us much more alike than different. We all come from Africa. We are all of the same stardust. We are all going to live and die on the same planet. A pale blue dot in the vastness of space. We have to work together. Bill Nye, the science guy.

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 Buster Seven Talk 11:39, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Your right bicep[edit]


Look at this, I actually have a picture of your right bicep! I wanted to put this on the article talk page, but I figured there was probably some kind of rule against humor there. --MelanieN (talk) 19:50, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

OMG. Yes! It's a close replica. And yes, I'm sure there is a rule. But, considering the tense-ness that creeps into political articles I think humor is a good thing to ease the discourse. It turns frowns into smiles...foes into least for a moment. Buster Seven Talk 20:03, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
My belief exactly. But I find that whenever I attempt humor on a general Wikipedia page, I generally get scolded for it. And for some reason, posting pictures on article talk pages is particularly hand-slap worthy. Best to keep it among friends. --MelanieN (talk) 21:27, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
OMT (one more thing....) Except for my own blathering's at the campaign article there has been zero article or talk page input in the past few days. Its not like things have not happened. The Law and Order speech, him saying he's gonna be who he is, the Manafort problem, the polls, etc. Is everyone on vacation ...resting up for the home stretch? Buster Seven Talk 21:50, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Well, I'm working on some stuff. (I want to create "people and groups" articles for Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz.) And there's been a lot of action at the Donald Trump article, even if the campaign article has slowed down. I do think we will need to say something about Manafort but I don't think that story is ripe yet. --MelanieN (talk) 23:01, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
RE: No humor allowed: Apparently chit chat isn't allowed either. Teacher just came along and hatted the "I am who I am" discussion. --MelanieN (talk) 23:40, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Yea. I just saw that. That's why I used to hang out in the back of class. It was harder for the teacher to hit you with the chalk when thrown from the front of the room. I did thank Nuclear for the "interesting" comment. At least it was friendly. I guess time is better spent having long-winded discussions about 1RR v 3RR and edit warring, etc. Buster Seven Talk 05:38, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Hours later and still no mention of staff changes. I heard a funny comment..."It looks like the campaign is in hospice care and he wants to surround himself with friends and family." Buster Seven Talk 20:13, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
@MelanieN: Still very quiet at the Campaign article. just today added a thread about the Comm-in-Chief forum and Black community and Pam Bondi. Tried to be as neutral as possible. I really think the article could be separated in two...primary and general. Not that I care how long it gets but length becomes an excuse to leave out important, almost daily, happenings. I'm working @ User:Buster7/Commander-in-Chief Forum. It was a first time event and deserves an article. Buster Seven Talk 20:48, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
Good for you. I'd suggest putting the year or some other identifier in the title - "2016 Commander in Chief Forum" or "Commander in Chief Forum 2016" - because otherwise it sounds like some kind of permanent organization instead of an election-year event. --MelanieN (talk) 18:52, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

You're in the news[edit]

Check this out. Jim Carter 16:57, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Precious five years![edit]

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Five years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:08, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, Gerda! Buster Seven Talk 14:22, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

On this day, 9 years ago...[edit]

Balloons-aj.svg Hey, Buster7. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
Lepricavark (talk) 14:35, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, Rica. I hope you don't mind my nickname for you. "Lep" just doesnt have the right ring to it. Buster Seven Talk 18:19, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
Don't mind at all. Lepricavark (talk) 19:26, 2 May 2017 (UTC)


Thanks for the nomination, and thanks for offering to have me sign off (here). I apologize for the delay; I'm glad the nomination got processed. They appear to be in the queue to be awarded, right? And, how are things in general? Best, JustBerry (talk) 13:05, 13 May 2017 (UTC)


Your input would be a big help[edit]

Hello Buster7. I was so pleased to see Softlavender named Editor of the Week. I thought she should have one of those nice virtual plaques that are placed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Editor Retention/Editor of the Week/Hall of Fame. My skills at creating things like this are rudimentary at best. Even that may be too generous of a word :-) Nevertheless, I have has a go at making one here. When you have a moment would you please take a look at it. Any suggestions for improvements would be most appreciated. I'm not entirely happy with the caption for the picture for instance. Also when it is finished I do not know what the process is for adding it to the HoF. Thanks for your time. MarnetteD|Talk 20:57, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

EoTW thoughts[edit]

When you're linking to the nomination page (at least based on the ones I've dealt with) it's best to link to the Special:PermaLink/ where the nomination was made. Otherwise you're just linking to the generic Nom page without the specific user mentioned. Primefac (talk) 21:33, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

My initial idea was to give an editor that was viewing the plaque somewhere to go (the generic nom page) to make a nomination of an editor in their "neighborhood". But I can go with the prob. I'm just always trying to advertise The Nom page. Buster Seven Talk 21:40, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
Hmm, interesting point. Looks like about half are linked to the main page, half are linked to the specific edit. If the intention is just to link to the nomination page in general, then it doesn't really need to be a parameter... might be worth discussing at the project talk. Primefac (talk) 21:44, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
By the way, if you can think of an easier way to set the EoTW stuff up, let me know. I'm not really active in the project, but since I did so much work for JB I figure I'll at least stick around for the tech stuff. Primefac (talk) 18:36, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
The changes you have made are much easier for me to manipulate than before. I am far, far from a tech guy. I basically watch what someone like you does and do my best to duplicate it. I am extremely glad that the holes are being filled in at the Hall of Fame. Going forward I'm a little worried that I will be able to create new pages for future EotW's. Time will tell. Thanks for your time and effort. Buster Seven Talk 19:22, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

EotW date[edit]

I haven't yet looked into all of the new stuff at EotW, but I did get a ping from you and I wanted to clarify that I intend to present the award on Saturday the 10th, not Sunday the 11th. Saturday is my usual day, but it occasionally gets done on Sunday when I forget to do it on Saturday. Lepricavark (talk) 23:37, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

Happy 4th![edit]

Hey Buster, long time no see! Been really, really busy these last couple of years. I hope you're doing good and enjoying the summer. I just wanted to stop by and wish you and the family a Happy Fourth of July! Zaereth (talk) 01:33, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Allow me to join Zaereth in wishing you and yours a very happy Independence Day! Lepricavark (talk) 03:18, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Collapsing discussion[edit]

Regarding this edit: to be honest, I rather wish more (in my view) off-topic discussions would have been collapsed to avoid the distraction. But unfortunately all too often when it did happen, those who really wanted to keep talking about the subject would remove the collapsing.

I do think in this case there's no point in continuing down that path. I had written up a little response before the collapsing happened, and decided to forgo posting it in the interest of moving on. I think having a mass mailing receiver list is a good idea, as well as cleaning it up. I'm not optimistic about the success of some of the other proposals, because I think it puts the cart before the horse: we need interested participants before we can have a working group. But... I may well be wrong. Maybe a working group announced in the right places will garner just the right amount interest: enough to form a group, not so much that everyone and their dog joins up, making it impossible to agree upon anything. So if someone is willing to take on the job of beating the bushes looking for help, more power to them. isaacl (talk) 04:43, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

It wasn't an off-topic discussion...the elephant in the room was... that its an unfriendly take-over. The intent is fine but...maybe its time for new blood. I wish him well. My fingerprints are all over the place so I certainly don't want WER to fail...―Buster7  05:15, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

I agree this particular discussion was not off-topic, and I don't think there was a real need to collapse the discussion. But it was a face saving way to restart the conversation, and who among us hasn't wanted to have a do-over? Regarding take-over: yeah, I don't understand what the motivation was for choosing that approach (seems to me the easiest thing to do was to post a friendly greeting message first: "Hi, anyone here?"). But the bell can't be unrung, so let's hope something new and better can occur. isaacl (talk) 05:25, 16 July 2017 (UTC)


New Zealand TW-17.svg Thanks for supporting my run for administrator. I am honored and grateful. ) Cullen328 Let's discuss it 22:14, 23 July 2017 (UTC)


Hi B. She has so many wonderful horse pictures to chose from so I was curious as to which one you would use. I think you made an excellent choice. Many thanks. MarnetteD|Talk 19:53, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

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