User talk:Can't sleep, clown will eat me/7

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I tried to e-mail you a response to your e-mail, but for some reason your address was rejected. I'm not planning to quit the project outright, however I have decided that I will in the near future resign as an administrator. This has been building for a number of months, but basically I find that I'm fighting a losing battle with other admins and sysops -- more powerful ones -- who have succumbed to copyright paranoia regarding images to the point where it has made Wikipedia a very frustrating place. The rules seem to change by the day, and even when a criteria is clearly set out in the image usage tag, others turn around and say "oh, but what it really means is ...". I figure if I downgrade myself to a regular user, aside from - I hope - raising awareness of what I consider to be an extremely damaging issue, I'd also be less tempted to engage in edit wars or other such conflicts. I'm going to be cutting down my watchlist to the bare minimum to list only articles that I've created or am actively editing. The only alternative is to become an Ex-Wikipedian, which I have also considered, but I want to avoid that. 23skidoo 22:18, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

There is some sort of weird Wiki-bug where my email is initially routed to an invalid domain (srv36.pmtpa.wmnet) and then eventually arrives at my gmail address; I'm not sure why that still happens. I am sorry to hear that you feel it may be necessary to resign from your role as an administrator, but given the alternative I am glad to know you won't be leaving us entirely. Can't sleep, clown will eat me 22:58, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

ECW Natural Born Killaz et al

In this deletion discussion I added several other ECW events that was in the same situation, can you delete them too or do I have to go through the whole deletion process with them again? They were just like this event in that they are non-notable events. TJ Spyke 00:36, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Since those articles were mentioned a day or so later, and were not part of the original nomination, please create a seperate nomination page. Can't sleep, clown will eat me 04:13, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Your username

I just found where your username comes from! (hooray for me) ViridaeTalk 06:13, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

It's a Simpsons quote, right? When Bart is a child Homer builds him a bed in the shape of a clown. In the dark the clown looks evil so Bart can't sleep, saying "Can't sleep, clown will eat me" over and over again. abelson 07:24, 6 September 2006 (UTC)
Yeah - I was watching that episode and it clicked. ViridaeTalk 07:39, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

someone left this on your userpage

Hey, im using my school computer, and someone on here supposedly repeated vandalism for several days. it wasnt me, and im committed to wikipedia and put some stuff on occasionally, can you unblock the IP? Richie, bruh 7:41, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

  • Moved to talk page--AOL account 11:55, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

C Howitt Fealz is contesting his block

Hi CSCWEM, C Howitt Fealz (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log) is contesting the block you made to his account (and also to 202.6.138.34 (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log)) by sending an email to the Unblock mailing list. A small snippet of his email says "There were no personal attacks made in either article. The Boers article took a direct quote from his show (about Bruce Villanch), and mentioned Boers' nickname, Larry Horse (which was added by somebody else)." Do you know off-hand some of the other articles he was creating? Thanks, Deathphoenix ʕ 13:54, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

For your reference, and with C Howitt's permission, I reposted his email to his talk page for your convenience. --Deathphoenix ʕ 14:29, 6 September 2006 (UTC)
Offhand I do not, I will unblock this account in good faith. Can't sleep, clown will eat me 16:02, 6 September 2006 (UTC)
Okay, thanks! --Deathphoenix ʕ 16:12, 6 September 2006 (UTC)
I managed to locate the offending document earlier today and have provided C Howitt Fealz with some feedback to accompany the unblock. Thank you again for your help with this. Can't sleep, clown will eat me 19:40, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Ryan Ross / P!AtD

Thank you for your time and efforts with these articles! BTW, what would you recommend for Ryan Ross and Brendon Urie to get past "Start" status? Or are they just too new to have such a status? Hackajar 17:06, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

It isn't an age thing so much as it is a content thing. The Brendon Urie article is well on its way to becoming a good article. If you're interested, check out Wikipedia:What is a good article? for details. Can't sleep, clown will eat me 17:10, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Ongoing vandalism to Ronaldinho

Thanks for your help fighting vandalism on the Ronaldinho page. Is adding {{sprotect}} in order? -Jared 16:58, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

No problem. There has been a significant amount of vandalism happening at this page for the past 48 hours, so it is a close call. It looks as if things have settled down for now, but should this sort of vandalism pick up again, please leave me a note here or email me. Can't sleep, clown will eat me 17:02, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Move Roman Catholic Church to Catholic Church

Hi. We need an admin. who has not participated in the debate to close this debate: Talk:Roman Catholic Church: A Vote on the Title of this Article. Would you consider closing this debate? --WikiCats 08:21, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Steve Irwin vandalism by 212.150.75.35

...and he's vandalizing Steve Irwin AGAIN after I saw that you had blocked him on 5 September 2006! I had to delete every last edit that this guy had made, calling them Jeff Hardy & Bam Margera-type errors (vandalism). And by the way, look at his edits...--D.F. Williams 16:04, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

The address has been blocked for 99 hours for continued vandalism. Thanks for the note. Can't sleep, clown will eat me 00:26, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Special:Contributions/147.51.59.3

User vandalizing. Only thing he does. Please block. ForestH2 t/h/c 17:58, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Block summary initialisms

Hi, I've noticed that your block summaries contain two capital letters at the end, formerly AO, and more recently AB. What do they stand for, if I may ask? DVD+ R/W 04:10, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

AO is anon-only, AB is the opposite.  ;-) Can't sleep, clown will eat me 04:12, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, but I still don't quite understand; does it have to do with the boxes "Block anonymous users only" and "Prevent account creation"? DVD+ R/W 04:33, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
Basically. If you'd like, join IRC and we can chat about this some more; details are on my user page. Can't sleep, clown will eat me 04:58, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
I don't know how to join IRC :-( DVD+ R/W 05:30, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

82.103.129.134

User:82.103.129.134 is a tor node, I added the {tor} boilerplate to the userpage. - Stephanie Daugherty (Triona) - Talk - Comment - 04:14, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

FoF

Unfortunately Gmail seems to have issues with your address, so here's the data you wanted.

1. Pelit 2. September, 9/2006 3. Assemblyn satoa ("Assembly's harvest") 4. Mika Äärilä, Jouni Utriainen 5. 76-77

It's not a review - Pelit is traditionally very reticent to review anything with less than a page of space - but in my subjective opinion covers the game very nicely. Thanks. --Kizor 08:09, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Global Marine Travel

Thanks for restoring the PROD on this article. But I thought any user (including the author) had the right to remove a PROD. What I normally do is watch the page, and if I notice the PROD has gone, I list it for AFD instead. Is this correct? — Tivedshambo (talk to me/look at me/ignore me) —  20:21, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

This is blatant spam, but feel free to list this on AFD if you would like.  ;-) Can't sleep, clown will eat me 20:22, 11 September 2006 (UTC)
I agree it's blatant spam, which is why I put it to prod. I wish there was a speedy category for this sort of thing. — Tivedshambo (talk to me/look at me/ignore me) —  20:33, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Burkem

User:Burkem appears to have gotten hold of some atrocious 19th-century genealogy of the De Burgh family and be insistent on getting it into Wikipedia. As you can see, I wrote a fairly detailed explanation of where the pedigree comes from, why it's wrong, etc. on his talk page, and received virtually no acknowledgement, and certainly no comprehensive reply. I can't say that his contributions are *entirely* nonsense — Edmond de Burgh seems OK — but on balance, he's doing a great deal more damage with tendentious genealogical information than he's adding to the encyclopedia. If he can't be persuaded to at least discuss sources and reply to the confutation of his claims, I think some sort of sanctions may be in order. People have spent too much time cleaning up after him. Choess 21:33, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Mediator needed

CSCWEM, hi.... I was wondering, would you be interested in helping out as a mediator, in a case where the other mediator has gone AWOL? The thread is at Wikipedia_talk:Requests for mediation/Lost episodes. We had a mediator, ^demon (talk · contribs), but he posted a formal "I'm too busy with school, bye" message [1], and we've been at an impasse for weeks now. We've tried posting about the problem to Essjay and WP:AN, but haven't had any luck finding an admin who would like to step in. Would you like to help? --Elonka 23:34, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Edit summary deletion

Would it be too much trouble to ask for the deletion of this edit summary. I am only asking you as you were the one who reverted it. The edit was a null edit anyway so it will not affect the article history. Cheers, Ansell 01:45, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

The database did not find the text of a page that it should have found, named "Hadley cell (Diff: 71451859, 71973330)".  ;-) Can't sleep, clown will eat me 16:46, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Deletion of "Asian porn star category" from Asian countries

Hi, Can't sleep, clown will eat me. We have an editor who is systematically taking the "Asian porn star" category out of the categories for each individual country in Asia. "Category:South Korean porn stars‎," "Category:Indonesian porn stars‎", etc. I reverted them, and he reverted them all back with a comment about another editor, leading me to believe this is some sort of point-making edit. I've see the same editor instigate edit wars in order to report 3-revert violations, and have no intention of entering such a situation myself. I'm not sure of proper protocol in these matters, but have seen your name in edits to similar articles. Maybe you can help? Dekkappai 16:23, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

My reason is that ethnic groups like the Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc, are not considered "Asian" in the UK. It would be POV to include the "Asian porn star" category in those ethnic-specific categories. See these as a reference[2][3]. - Hong Qi Gong (Talk - Contribs) 16:35, 12 September 2006 (UTC)


AfD of Chak Jhumra

Hi. I replied to your email. Sorry it took so long... as I explained, I check it extremely rarely, and if you email me it's better to put a note to that effect on my talk page. Sorry your request was to no avail. I'll actually put a notice about emailing me and its hazards on my talk page now, so this type of thing doesnt happen again. --Storkk 16:47, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

You banned my school

You are amazing, you banned the entire School of Pine View School for the Gifted. You rawk. Gijake 01:48, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Go raibh maith agat!

Hi there, insomniac Simpsons fan CSCWEM!

Thank you so much for supporting my RfA! It ended up passing and I'm rather humbled by the support (and a bit surprised that it was snowballed a day early!). Please let me know if I can help you out and I welcome any comments, questions, or advice you wish to share.

Sláinte!

hoopydinkConas tá tú? 08:55, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Favor at DRV

Hi Omnipresent Clown-o-phobe,

Seeing as you pop into DRV sometimes, could you please close August 31 and Sept. 3 out? I have participated in both discussions, and thus cannot do so. Thanks in advance! :) Best wishes, Xoloz 15:16, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Vielen Dank

Thanks for the revert to my userpage. Heimstern Läufer 03:46, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Quotes

So basically, I was just posting that the unsourced quotes on the No Fear page should be verified, and I saw 5 seconds later that they were gone. Kudos on the psychic tendencies, and the helpful editing. --Grant M 06:00, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Swadhyay Parivar

May I know, what right have you got to remove critical links from Swadhyay Parivar? Swadhyayee 06:18, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. Reverting headline acceptable, if critical links are kept. Swadhyayee 06:28, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

These links have been restored. It appears that you may be new to editing, as you've added "Headline text" headers and introduced invalid links more than once to this article. If you do not mind, please check your work by using the Show preview command before committing changes. Thanks, Can't sleep, clown will eat me 06:30, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Defamer.

Please have a look at 68.227.116.136's contributions, again. -- Jeandré, 2006-09-17t17:41z

Derrick Lonsdale

FYI - this article has been renominated per WP:BIO. Rklawton 01:34, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Favor ++

Any chance of reviewing the situation over on User talk:Janniejdoe and giving a block/protect if you feel it appropriate? Basically, the user has been making personal attacks and removing a civility warning I put on their talk page. They're past the final warning on warning removal. I'd block, but I don't want there to be any appearance of partiality. Thanks so much! alphaChimp(talk) 06:01, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

never mind, I'm just going to do it. Sorry for using up your talk space... alphaChimp(talk) 06:12, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
No worries, I had just started reading the talk page history there (it looked slightly involved). Can't sleep, clown will eat me 06:35, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Some help

Hi, I already asked someone who I thought was an administrator, but I haven't gotten a response yet. I need some help with an article called International Oversight Advisory, it's about an fictional organization within the show Stargate: SG1.

Well, this Belgian guy User:Maartentje keeps adding comments about how he sees the show as portraying the US government as a "Mary Sue," and how other countries are portrayed as evil/incompetent.

Oh come on, the US military is certainly portrayed as being perfect. [...](the paragraph about fan criticism was reffering to it's role in Earth politics). The US military is portrayed as the only honourable organisation on the planet (certainly compared to how the Russian military is presented, not to mention the underlying message of Stargate SG-1 that civilian oversight over military projects is just wrong), anyone who claims otherwise just doesn't know Stargate. The cliché-like nature of the IOA (the cowardly French, manipulative Chinese, and pompous English representatives) also deserves to be mentioned. As far as I'm concerned, the paragraph stays. If anyone feels different, please leave a message. Maartentje 21:47, 13 September 2006 (UTC) (however, do sign your posts, unlike our mysterious editing guy here)

He speaks of "underlying messages" and "cliche' portrayals" which he percieves, and is not fact. Aside for those statements being pure conjecture, they are contrary to the show's creators'/producers' views who say that the show is driven by the United States millitary making mistakes that they have to fix.

Maartentje later goes on to state that he bases his opinions from things he's read in internet fan forums

"if you were really a Stargate fan, you would be aware of the countless blogs and internet forums addressing the matter" (by: Maartentje).

He later goes on to state that his additions are his personal opinion, with a crude analogy.

"The criticism on Mein Kampf was also different from the writer's view, that doesn't make an opinion any less valuable..." (by: Maartentje).

He's resurrected his biased comments 18 times even though various people keep removing them. And he keeps adding slightly modified versions of his same additions. I appreciate your help in the matter. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikipedian 29 (talkcontribs) 14:21, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Today in autoblocks

Your user name or IP address has been blocked from editing. You were blocked by Can't sleep, clown will eat me for the following reason (see our blocking policy): Autoblocked because your IP address has been recently used by "Unfit4Command". The reason given for Unfit4Command's block is: "vandalism account". Your IP address is 64.12.116.198.

I'm on AOL...and legit...thanks... Tvccs 23:11, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Sorry to hear you're stuck with AOL.  ;-) You were impacted by a series of autoblocks triggered by an earlier vandal who shares the same IP range as you. Blocks IDs 254270, 254262, 254261, and 251352 have all been cleared. To avoid these sort of incidents in the future, please read Wikipedia:Advice to AOL users and feel free to email me should you have any questions. Thanks, Can't sleep, clown will eat me 23:39, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

You are SO overdue...

Barnstar of Reversion2.png Barnstar of Reversion2.png The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstars
For your best efforts in keeping Wikipedia vandal- and vanity-free... keep your finger on that delete button! :)

Lucky 6.9 03:17, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Yo-ho-ho, thank you for thee lucky star, matey! Arrr. P-) Can't sleep, clown will eat me 03:33, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Sounds nice, make it twice. You deserve another. Thanks! – Quadell (talk) (random) 17:35, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Reblock 82.44.143.26

It looks like you blocked him, but unblocked him, and never reblocked him. He did massive vandalism to Talk:Main Page since then, and you were the blocking admin there. Ryūlóng 07:56, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for catching that, the unblock should have gone into effect before, not after. In any case, 82.44.143.26 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log) has been reblocked. Can't sleep, clown will eat me 08:05, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Gaylord is his middle name

Your revert, [4], was a mistake. His middle name is actually Gaylord as can be verified at least here http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0807650/bio and was discussed in talk Talk:Chad Smith#Middle_Name. I have reverted back. --Mattarata 17:06, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Thank you Mattarata. Unfortunately, the change was made from the same IP responsible for edits such as these that same evening: [5] [6] [7] -- and this looked equally as suspect. The Chad Smith article is really lacking in the references department right now, so I'll take the first step by citing your source for his full name and go from there. Can't sleep, clown will eat me 17:57, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Swadhyay Parivar

I believe you are familiar with User:Swadhyayee. I have been helping him out with said article. The problem is the page is being vandalized by someone with a less objective view hoping to whitewash some of the less positive details from the article. See history. Could you semiprotect it?Bakaman Bakatalk 01:41, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Mkdw

I see the mistakes I did. Sorry about that I rushed those two in particular. I will be more careful and read further on the various policies.

Thanks

Adorable

Awww...thank you so much for welcoming me! That's adorable. Thank you very much for all the links as well. Lots of love to you.

About the Kill Rock n roll page

Please don't remove the info put on the KILL ROCK N ROLL page and label it "unsourced". It is vandalism and I will revert.

Thank you

Thanks for correcting my reversion. __earth (Talk) 06:07, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Eric Red article

An anonymous user (71.107.255.200) has been removing sourced facts and external links pertaining to Red's car crash and killing of two men in order to make Red look less guilty. I just wanted to let you know in case it turns into another editing war.

Sullenspice 12:43, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Scrotum

So there's a subject line you don't see every day. At any rate, the user Rainy Day Industries, some of whose edits you have reversed, has been editing and authoring articles as a pretext for adding pictures of what is presumably his own genitalia. In Penis, Scrotum, etc., he has been substituting these pictures for those already on the pages. In the case of Unshaven male genitalia, which may be WP:SDed by the time you get this message, he has concocted, no pun, an entire article whose purpose is to exhibit rather than to inform. I've tagged this article for speedy deletion twice; the first time he removed the tag. I put a nonsense vandalism message on his talk page, as well as a {{drmspeedy}} warning, but I wondered if a caution from an admin might be more effective in dissuading him -- so that's why I contacted you. --Rrburke 13:31, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Hi again... I tried confirming my email address as you suggested, but when I clicked the confirmation link I got the following error message: "Invalid confirmation code. The code may have expired." This, even thought the confirmation code is supposedly good until Oct 2. Not sure what the problem is or what to do. What about just responding on my talk page? At any rate, the user account I mentioned has apparent now been deleted, so the point may be moot. --Rrburke 23:56, 25 September 2006 (UTC)
Just so you know, that user's account appears to be active again; yesterday it appeared to have disappeared altogether. He hasn't made any postings to articles, although did try to blank the warnings on his talk page.
And my email confirmation eventually worked. --Rrburke 14:13, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Islamikaze question

Can't sleep, in light of the Islamikaze deletion, I would like to add an Islamikaze paragraph to suicide attack and add a redirect from Islamikaze, and would appreciate your thoughts.

  1. Is that something that's appropriate to do without a deletion review, or should I do a DR first?
  2. Could you give me access to the text of the old page?

Thanks! TheronJ 19:20, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Hello Theron. You can inquire on Deletion review if you wish, but I think the best approach would be bringing this up for discussion on the Suicide attack talk page first, and if people are interested I can restore the history as a protected redirect and allow you to perform a GFDL-compliant merge. Sound good? Can't sleep, clown will eat me 19:25, 25 September 2006 (UTC)
Great, thanks -- I'll start discussion in a day fortnight or so. TheronJ 19:46, 25 September 2006 (UTC)
I posted a proposed entry[8] and talk page explanation[9], and right nearly on schedule, too! Thanks for your help, TheronJ 15:13, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Afds

Hi. I noticed you've closed a few Afds that I've started. I imagine this is normally pretty thankless work for admins and any feedback you usually get is probably negative. So I thought I'd buck the trend and say thank you. You're appreciated. --Dweller 09:48, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks for reverting the vandalism on my user page. =) -- Gogo Dodo 18:36, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for reverting edits to John Dalton. How can we stop ppl from vandalizing that page, since it was repeatedly vandalized from many different ip addresses? NSD Student 03:38, 27 September 2006 (UTC)


Finger Lakes School DRV

No, I'm not here to complain about your closusre - but I am curious about the template:User ipa-0 link you've placed in a header at the top of the page? Thryduulf 00:31, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

We must be on the same wavelength. It was removed during the same minute you mentioned it.  :) Can't sleep, clown will eat me 00:34, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

I'm not here to complain either. Excellent closure. :) — CharlotteWebb 00:35, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

I am kind of curious as to what prompted it, though. I'm not complaining too much, considering that DRV needs to move to a more consensus-based model, but was anyone even advocating a merger? Especially considering the DRV was a direct result of an admin ignoring consensus and making his own decision, I'm not sure if this is the best result given the discussion. --badlydrawnjeff talk 16:09, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

Reference help

G'day.

I'm trying to get the references in the article on Redeemer Lutheran College to show up as footnotes in the way they do on other articles and I can't quite get it to work. The only thing in the "references" section is something I added manually a week or so ago. I can get the superscript numbers to appear (in the "controversy" section), but none of them come out as footnotes in the way I was hoping they would. What's really weird is that when I added a different citation for Ali Abdullah Saleh the other day, it worked perfectly, but I can't figure out which coding is in that article that isn't in this one. Any advice you can give will be gratefully received. BigHaz - Schreit mich an (Review me) 05:25, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

Got it. Never mind. I think I've got the hang of it all now. BigHaz - Schreit mich an (Review me) 05:29, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

Impersonator

Can't sleep, clowns did WTC (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log) was a bad boy. One more to the list. --Nearly Headless Nick 09:43, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

Check this out! LOLZ! — Nearly Headless Nick {L} 17:24, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

Gautama Buddha

Just to let you know that I've reverted the last edit you made to this page. You added back in a para that was deleted by an anon, but actually I think the anon was correct in taking it out. The para was first put in earlier today by another anon, and I suspect it was intended as some sort of joke. Even if not, it's a weird addition that needs to be sourced before being accepted, in my view. regards. --MichaelMaggs 06:31, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks Michael, that was an odd paragraph. Can't sleep, clown will eat me 06:42, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks So Much! re: Johnny Rebel (singer)

Thanks so much for semi-protecting Johnny Rebel (singer), which has been vandalized by an anonymous AOL user almost daily for a couple weeks or so. This vandal repeatedly erased a legitimate external link and had also on at least one occasion left racist graffiti. Sincerely, --Skb8721 17:14, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Congress high command

To bring to your notice as an administrator that the decision of afd was to to keep as such as closed by you, still the user Hornplease has redirected. Please help. --Shyamsunder 14:14, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

There was a near consensus to merge this somewhere, such as Congress Working Committee. My main concern with both articles is that neither of them provide anything in the way of reliable sources. Can't sleep, clown will eat me 04:35, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

Santa Claus, Indiana

It's been four years since I last worked on that, even before Rambot added his material! I have found one source, and should be able to find others, but the article has much changed since I last did anything with it. Eclecticology 08:32, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

Tecmobowl vandal

I stronlgy suspect that Tecmobowl (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log) is part of the infamous User:Spotteddogsdotorg sock ring, but with a slight tactics change. TV Newser Tipline 10:21, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

I think a more appropriate place for this would be WP:SSP. MER-C 10:22, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

Tom Fowler

Hello. If you have a moment, I have a few questions about creating a disambiguation page. The article above had information in it about two separate people, one a musician, the other an artist. I split off the information about the 2nd individual into a separate article under the name Tom Fowler (artist). Now, a disambiguation page is needed to make clear the difference between the two. Unfortunately, for the life of me, I do not understand the process for creating a disambiguation page, and I have read the damn thing twice. Can you give me some assistance? Thanks, as always, for your time and attention. ---Charles 02:00, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your quick action on this. Thanks, also, for the template---that will be a huge help. ---Charles 02:49, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Jay Mariotti

Please do not restore all revisions; some of them contain unsourced criticism which got us complaint at OTRS. As per WP:BLP, we should never carry articles where whole sections are unsourced! David.Monniaux 09:37, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Please remove said criticism then, and bare in mind that we have GFDL issues we need to consider as well as our living person policies. If you have received an OTRS complaint, resolve the complaint by deleting any problematic edits from the history or forward it to someone with Oversight permissions who can, do not delete the entire article! Thanks, Can't sleep, clown will eat me 15:38, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
There is absolutely no GFDL issue if we delete the whole article. GFDL issues happen if we selectively delete edits. David.Monniaux 04:43, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Images on episode lists

Are fair-use images allowed on episode list pages?? The only thing I asked that because, I am having problems with some users with images on the Pokmeon episode list, like I wrote images idenitfy episodes visually and identify key moments. But this Pokémon Collaborative Project voted on not having images which I wasn't imformed with.

I got a commit from a two users liking the idea of images:

Well I personally think they improve the article, and I've followed certain Featured List Candidates involving fair use images, and opposers have always stated that images should be in relation to the text, much like any other image, and not there for decorative purposes. Highway Daytrippers 20:24, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
I really like the images, and so many articles have it, I think it's accepted. —Mets501 (talk) 20:36, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

The users that are causing this problem is A Man in Black and Ryulong. Some of the iamges have the Fair Use Rationale for the images. We are also having problems with the Template:Pokepisode , but the two users above are using Template:Pokepisode 78893179. Note not all of the images are on one page, A Man in Balck seperated the pages into six seperate pages so mostly all of the images are up to 20 - 30 a page.

Please note the difference:

Without images

With images


Fair use in List of ____ episodes

  • Low quality screenshot;
  • Single image;
  • Serves to identify the episode in question;
  • Does not infringe on the owner's ability to make a profit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template_talk:Japanese_episode_list http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Image_description_page#Fair_use_rationale

(Yugigx60 19:32, 2 October 2006 (UTC))


Your talk page

Seems this current revision has crashed infoboxes :)) . Raja Lon Flattery 11:48, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

User:Pic Business

Can you please have a word with this user. All i did was ask him to stop removing true information from the Randy Orton and replacing it with false information, he then left this on my page [10] that was uncalled for. Lil crazy thing 07:41, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Hey janitor!

Thanks for the talk page cleanup. Cheers, -Will Beback 08:50, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Simon Pulsifer

Thanks for taking a brave decision. I think I voted for your adminship - if yes, I feel vindicated. Now let's get this merged ;-) --Stephan Schulz 11:24, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Surfboat

Thanks for reverting the vandalism on Surfboat. It's amazing the number of people out there who get their jollies from purile actions. Cheers Ozdaren 11:41, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Boris Pecker

If I recall correctly, in Ben Elton's Dead Famous Boris Pecker is the stage name of a pornographic actor who, as a contestant on House Arrest, wants to hide that part of his career from the other participants. So why did you revert my edit? All the best, <KF> 21:23, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

That appears to have been my mistake, sorry about that. Please restore that edit as you see fit. Can't sleep, clown will eat me 21:25, 4 October 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick answer! <KF> 21:27, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Sorry

Sorry dude for being rude. I'll never do this again if I get my account banned if I continue being like this.Pic Business

Djtgtyhjytj

Thanks for the speedy. The article's creator is still subject to an indefinite block, so how did s/he manage to do this? --Dweller 10:33, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

No problem. The nonsense article was created 3 minutes prior to the account being blocked. Can't sleep, clown will eat me 10:35, 5 October 2006 (UTC)
lol. When I'm patrolling new pages, I always look for ones created by new users. Most of the time they're junk. Furthermore, many of these accounts are created solely for the purpose of creating new garbage articles. Has the idea of allowing new articles to be created only by people with a few edits under their belt ever been floated? Do you think it would garner much support? --Dweller 10:38, 5 October 2006 (UTC)
I don't think that would receive much traction, in this case the account was rather obviously vandalism purposed. It might be worth considering email authentication down the road, who knows... Can't sleep, clown will eat me 10:45, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

Administrator recall: JDoorjam

Hey, I have notice that you have also spoken to JDoorjam about his violation as an admin. I would like to put him up for a recall vote, however I am reletively unfimiliar with this obscure process and was hoping you could help me put this vote into motion. I have found that he continues to speedy delete articles which do not fall into the speedy delete category including a recent speedy delete of Brooke Ashley on October 5th 2006, which he is nominating properly after I reported his deletion to User:Brookie. Brooke Ashley might I note, is a very notable adult performer who holds a former world records and is one of the few actresses who contracted HIV in the process. Anyways a speedy deletion was a clear violation of WP Policy and I feel there most certainly could be other admins who could do a better and unbias job on Wikipedia than he is. Cheers! Valoem talk 17:59, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

While I do agree that many or most of the recent speedy deletions by JDoorjam were not in line with deletion policy, I feel that asking for a recall is too extreme. JDoorjam has apologized and agreed to discontinue this type of behavior, which I am willing to accept in good faith. Can't sleep, clown will eat me 18:36, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

Eugenia Loli-Queru

Why did you speedy-delete this article? She's a fairly well-known journalist in computing circles, and a lot of work was put into the article to make it informative and NPOV. CRCulver 01:55, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Since notability is contested, I've restored this article so that it may be discussed at AfD if necessary. Thanks, Can't sleep, clown will eat me 15:17, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

Motorboat

Thanks for the rv. I did not catch all of the vandalism. --- Skapur 01:39, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

I'm sensing a strange theme here. The other day it was... Surfboat, of all things. Can't sleep, clown will eat me 15:18, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

Blocked for some reason

For some reason you blocked my I.P. address, but I can still log on? Anyway, I wouldn't mind knowing why my I.P. address was blocked (219.89.20.77), as I certainly have no idea. Thanks.--HTait 09:56, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

That's difficult to say, because I show no record of this IP being blocked.  :-) Perhaps you share network space with someone who was vandalizing, and were autoblocked as a result? If it happens again, please send me an email with a full copy of the block message as it appears on your screen. Can't sleep, clown will eat me 15:13, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

So much for the bv...

hrm, was about to BV-warn ZetaChiller over the helpfile vandalism, but I see that won't be necessary, nice timing. - Stephanie Daugherty (Triona) - Talk - Comment - 16:09, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

Re

Thanks a bunch for everything, hey. --Adriaan90 17:58, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

Deletion of blank email

Hi - I notice you deleted blank email but not talk:blank email. Any particular reason for not deleting the talk page? -- Rick Block (talk) 03:11, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

No, not that I can think of. It has a date with G8.  ;-) Can't sleep, clown will eat me 05:26, 8 October 2006 (UTC)