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The Lotus Temple of the Bahai Faith in New Delhi, India
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.


 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)


It has been a while, how have you been? I saw that the bot archived the content from the talk page but I have restored the changes for now. It only shows how crucial your efforts are for the project. Since you have not been active there, I felt like I should check if everything was okay (I hope it is). I see that you have been occupied with probably one of the, if not the most controversial topic on this site at the moment. I understand that it could be tiring and very frustrating at times to deal with such a topic. I wish you all the very best for the work you have been doing and thank you for all the hard work you are putting into this site. Regards, Yash! 20:09, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

Thank you so much for your kind words Yash. I do miss EotW and WER. The work was hard but not too stressful. Many fond memories of meeting wonderful editors like yourself. But, with the looming election, I faced a challenge basically of where to devote my time. I am still very interested and hopeful for the continued success of the project. I hope Kevin can find a suitable replacement. I'm tempted to respond on the talk page but I then think not to. I just feel the work I am doing now may have more effect in the real world...for the future of my 13 grandchildren. I certainly hope it helps a little. Thanks for stopping bye. I'll come visit you some time! Buster Seven Talk 20:55, 11 September 2016 (UTC)


As always, great work on the baseball articles this season! And what a season it is for your Cubbies. Wow. I'll be rooting for you in the postseason, so here's hoping they bring it home! Tyrol5 [Talk] 23:33, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

It has truly been a wonderful season. So unlike every other season I have experienced...63 at the least. Many hopes for many bright futures to come. Thanks for the good wishes. I probably will not be able to get World Series tickets but you can find me outside Wrigley Field on the day they win their last game of the season. Join me if you can. It will be a truly remarkable day! Buster Seven Talk 02:13, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
Wow. From one baseball fan to another, congratulations. What a game, series and season. After a century, what's another inning? On a more somber note, I just saw your post from the other day. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Baseball comes nowhere near family, but I hope and pray that this has been a glimmer of light in this unimaginably difficult time. Sending positive vibes your way, Tyrol5 [Talk] 18:09, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Vandalism response[edit]

I didn't vandalize. I fixed a couple grammatical errors and that's it. What vandalism are you talking about? brdy (talk) 16:58, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I suspect Buster7 confused you with the editor who edited the article a few hours after you, and warned the wrong person. The other editor has been reverted, you haven't. --Floquenbeam (talk) 17:27, 5 October 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, Floquenbeam. I have apologized to Brdy. Buster Seven Talk 17:49, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

RE: Trump article[edit]

Actually, was not trying to be funny -- auto-edit had inadvertently changed "Trump" references. But the gist of the content was intended, to show Public Persona in one place, as opposed to distributed all over the article. algocu (talk) 20:00, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

October 2016[edit]

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You have been blocked from editing for a period of 1 week in order to make time for festivities relating to the Chicago Cubs. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may request an unblock by standing outside Wrigley Field and behaving like any good Cubs fan, in other words, a general loon. John from Idegon (talk) 06:09, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
Thank you John, very much, but the long awaited victory is bittersweet. A death in the my family has cast a pall over any festivities. But I appreciate your out-reach. Go Cubs!!! Buster Seven Talk 14:30, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

You're in the news[edit]

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


I wasn't the one you mentioned to the Washington Post who changed Trump's name to "Drumpf" was I? Because that was done by my "Make Donald Drumpf Again" Chrome extension. It was not on purpose. But it happened on Stein's article, not Trump's. So you're probably talking about someone else. Necropolis Hill (talk) 02:51, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

No name or blame was given. I just mentioned that a number of changes were attempted. Trump to Drumpf was just one of a few examples and my point was that the articles were actually well protected by watchful editors. T see that this was cleared up at Melbourne Star's page. Buster Seven Talk 03:55, 29 October 2016 (UTC)


I am so, so sorry for your loss, my friend. :( Anna Frodesiak (talk) 22:00, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Oh, no[edit]

What a dreadful loss. I can't tell you how sorry I am. Bishonen | talk 22:11, 2 November 2016 (UTC).


My thoughts are with you Buster. Regards, Simon.Irondome (talk) 18:27, 3 November 2016 (UTC)
Same here, Buster, just saw the news on Gandydancer's talk page. My heart goes out to you and yours. Montanabw(talk) 07:03, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
Oh, Buster, I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the pain you are in. I don't think I could carry on if my son went home. There is peace in the Lord, my friend. Prayers for strength and peace will be made on your behalf at my table and peace will be on your heart, which, unfortunately, will always stay somewhat broken. Be well old friend. It will always be different, but it will get better. John from Idegon (talk) 21:29, 10 November 2016 (UTC)
It has been said that loosing a child is the most difficult thing that can happen to a person, all parents grieve along with you. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 18:56, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

Season's Greetings[edit]

Wikipedia Happy New Year.png Merry Christmas and Wishing you all the very best in 2017

Seasons' Greetings Buster. May you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this Christmas and New Year. It has always been a pleasure knowing you and I wish you and yours all the very best in 2017.
SW3 5DL (talk) 22:20, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

  • TY, SW3. Happy Holidays to you... Buster Seven Talk 23:22, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

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Merry Christmas Buster7!!
Hi Buster7, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year,

Thanks for all your help on the 'pedia! Face-smile.svg

   –Davey2010 Merry Xmas / Happy New Year 01:44, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Yo Ho Ho[edit]

Merry Christmas![edit]

Donnie Park (talk) 02:50, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

Best Wishes[edit]

Buster Seven,

I wish you the best this holiday season.

May the new year bring you nearer to your dreams.

BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 00:12, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry, merry![edit]

From the icy Canajian north; to you and yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 22:40, 26 December 2016 (UTC) Lights ablaze.JPG

Editor of the Week seeking nominations (and a new facilitator)[edit]

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My friend, I hope you don't mind that I used your text and your list to send this message. Happy holidays! Face-smile.svg Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 05:22, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
Also hope you don't mind but I added myself to that list. John from Idegon (talk) 06:31, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Violentacrez[edit]

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On a quiet New Year's Eve[edit]

Happy New Year's Eve

Carptrash (talk) 03:10, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Buster7![edit]

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Happy New Year, Buster7![edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 3, 2017)[edit]

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Organ (anatomy)

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A user for about over a year now, Icebob99 has taken strides to learn Wikipedia guidelines carefully, while demonstrating an open mind when responding to criticism. The talk page section here (external link to avoid any potential ping) seems to demonstrate the editor's willingness to go to lengths to discuss issues with other editors. However, the editor hasn't necessarily done significant content creation or contribute in the way that other Hall of Fame editors may have. What are your thoughts? --JustBerry (talk) 15:54, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

An Editor of the Week nominee is in the eye of the beholder. There are no minimum requirements. Icebob would be a fine candidate. Your question brings to mind an old idea I had but never actualized. When I go to Icebob's talk page I find a congenial, easy-going editor that plays well with others. He is open to suggestions and is eager to learn. I have no problem with you nominating him. I've probably nominated 35 to 40 over the years. On his talk, I also find editors that have worked with him that have taken the time to reach out to him with thanks or friendly advice. As a for instance, back in Nov2016, here Editor Yoninah let him know that his DYK nom needed to be clarified. Funny coincidence...Editor Yoninah just received the EotW a week ago. My old idea is to contact (via e-mail) an editorial partner (Yoni), one with a history of having dealt with the editor (Icebob), and secretively suggest that they nominate. Just an idea for future consideration. doesn't need to happen this time. Put it on the back burner to keep warm. Buster Seven Talk 17:46, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
Absolutely. Thanks for your second opinion. --JustBerry (talk) 17:26, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
Update: Not bad, eh? --JustBerry (talk) 01:47, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
Not to mention: this. Just keeping an eye Face-smile.svg --JustBerry (talk) 18:24, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Nomination talk archive[edit]

Hey Buster, just wanted to let you know that I manually archived the two discussion you had removed from the nominations talk page. I'm not sure what the procedure has been for such discussions, but I was thinking maybe we should do something about the archives for that page, such as break them up by year or something like that. What do you think? Lepricavark (talk) 15:57, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Anything to improve the work-ability of the EotW project is fine with me. I can adapt. With the changes that JustBerry is offering in discussion with Isaccl I envision many more cooks in the kitchen. That's a good thing! What used to work when I was the only chef should be up-dated if it means a more successful and out-reaching project. Most of the history of the project reflects that for the past few years there was really only Editor Isaacl and myself working in the background to keep it afloat. With that, I did things my way...a way that suited my style of editing...which I know is outside the norm. I'm not a tech guy so Isaacl was a big help. Its kind of like before 2017, EotW was a pop-up food truck. There was a chef in the back (me) with the advisor (isaacl) always on call and a counter guy (Go Phightins!, Kevin, and now you) dispensing the food. But change is in the air. JustBerry has his eye on an actual restaurant. More staff might be needed to handle the daily chores... so a more organized kitchen is necessary. WE all have the same objective. Buster Seven Talk 16:49, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
LOL: the EotW cafe! :-) Go Phightins! 17:49, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
@Lepricavark: Check out User:Technical 13/Scripts/OneClickArchiver (however, we'd need to change the archive parameters for Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Editor_Retention/Editor_of_the_Week/Nominations first before using the script). Suggestions for a restaurant name? Face-smile.svg --JustBerry (talk) 18:50, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
That looks like a good script, although I wasn't able to install it on my account for whatever reason. I'll split off the archives by year for now. Lepricavark (talk) 19:17, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
On second thought, I just remembered that nominations are regularly moved to the accepted nominations page, which has not been archived. At this point, I don't know if there is really any point to setting up a system for archiving discussions on the noms talk page since most of those discussions are moved to an unarchived page and then eventually simply deleted. Lepricavark (talk) 19:21, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
Right. The Current Nominations and the Nomination talk page are temporary holding areas while waiting for seconds. In almost every case, a second surfaces within 2 weeks. If not, myself (and now you) do the deed...and the Nom gets moved to Accepted Buster Seven Talk 22:44, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your ongoing work at WP:EotW. I am sorry I haven't had more time to be active of late. I hope the new blood you have found at the talk page can be sustaining, as it truly is a worthwhile endeavor. All the best, Go Phightins! 17:18, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, my friend! Nice to hear from you. Hope all is well. As you can see the old project is being remodeled and rejuvenated. New Blood! Please, please, please, share your thoughts as the new EotW Cafe gets built. How's the admin thing working out? Buster Seven Talk 17:57, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Admin thing is fine, although I haven't had much time for anything Wikipedia over the last 12-18 months. Darn real life. I'll head over and chime in if I can think of anything insightful ... all the discussion I read earlier seems like it's moving in the right direction! Go Phightins! 18:03, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 January 2017[edit]


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Please comment on Talk:Eurodac[edit]

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Another Candidate[edit]

Small, but significant (and what Wikipedia needs). The user's talk page suggests similar characteristics. As with the other candidate I had mentioned, xe is not 'loaded' with edits or years of contributions, as other previously accepted candidates may have been. At the least, worth keeping them in the back of our minds. --JustBerry (talk) 00:26, 20 January 2017 (UTC)