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category spelling[edit]

Hi - I just discovered Category:Australian radio programs. I always thought you used the "-ammes" spelling in Aus - does this need to go for renaming at CFD? Grutness...wha? 09:10, 31 January 2006 (UTC) (PS - hope your leg gets better soon!)

  • Programmes is probably the more traditional spelling but programs may be more common given the influence of American English. I would suggest that it is fine as long as everyone knows. However, I will leave message on the Australian Wikipedians noticeboard so others can have a say. Capitalistroadster 09:18, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Sovereign_State_of_Aeterna_Lucina[edit]

Hi. Regarding this article, the formatting of your comment seems a bit messed up, it has a linefeed where I suspect you did not want one so the text strays from the bullet into a new outdent. I noticed the same problem in a few others of the current micronation AfD set, and fixed it in at least one but thought I should mention it to you because maybe it's coming from a template or bit of saved text?. It seems a stray line feed is leaking in from somewhere... Also did you want the note to be associated with the comment or at the bottom. In at least one case I moved it below other people's comments to keep it at the bottom because I thought that was your intent. Sorry if it wasn't! PS, love the username! PPS, I watch threads I start, you can reply here. Happy editing! ++Lar: t/c 16:19, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

Babe Ruth[edit]

I'm posting this message on you Talk Page either because you've contributed to the article Babe Ruth, or because you've edited other baseball or sports related articles. I've recently completed a revision of this article at Babe Ruth/rewrite. If you have the time, I'd appreciated it if you'd compare the articles and leave any feedback you might have on the rewrite discussion page. I'd like to reach a consensus before makeing major changes to the main article. Thanks for your help. --djrobgordon 20:28, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

[Rapid Bucureşti][edit]

Please see the article's talk page. Your correction was done without actual knowledge. Reference is the official website. Go to [1] and select 1971-1980 from the drop-down box. Unfortunately it is not linkable, as it is generated dinamically with a POST request. No Romanian will contest that, but you, as a non-Romanian, might have some difficulties.--Luci_Sandor (talkcontribsFlag of Europe.svg Flag of New Jersey.svg 05:35, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

Tracey Emin[edit]

I was going to remove the copyvio notice on Tracey Emin, but thought it would be better if someone else did it. Since you added the copyvio notice, it would be a good idea if you would review the evidence presented on Talk:Tracey Emin then remove the notice, assuming that you agree. -- Solipsist 16:50, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

vote on H.S. Lyngdoh[edit]

You made a comment on the AfD for H.S. Lyngdoh (Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/H.S._Lyngdoh) concerning notability. I found some references and additional information which I added to the article and discussed on the AfD. I believe it establishes notability. You might be interested in revisiting the AfD and placing a vote. Thanks. —ERcheck @ 00:33, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

Helpdesk templates[edit]

G'day Keith,

Have you had a look at the templates available here and here? They're quite good for some of our more common requests. Cheers, Alphax τεχ 09:08, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Alphax,

Thanks for the tip. No I hadn't seen them but will use them in future. Anything that saves work is fine by me. Capitalistroadster 09:13, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

AUES article[edit]

Hello, I was referred to you by Blnguyen with regards to the article I had written, for the Adelaide University Engineering Society. The page is an ongoing effort of mine to catalouge the history of the society for all to read, drawing most of my research from the societies yearbook, which dates back to 1950, and also from current and previous members, whom date back further than records kept in the year book :)

I am new to the wiki as far a contribution goes, however, I have made several minor edits over the past few years, and have used it for a long time.

As you know, the page was put up as Afd by Blnguyen, based on the criteria that it was non-notable, and several users agreed that it was WP:VSCA. I believe this is false, and would go so far as to reccomend removal of references to the pubcrawls from the page if others feel that their inclusion is reason for deletion.

The society has had several notable members, such as Derek Abbott, who is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (along with his B.Sc (HONS), Ph.D, CEng, CPhys, FInstP), and also astronauts for NASA. These things are a big deal, especially for one who has spent any amount of time in academia.

While I did mention above that I would remove references to pubcrawls if it ment keeping the article, I believe that the pub crawls enhance the validity of the page. For one, the society claims to be the biggest in the southern hemisphere, coming in at over 800 offical participants, which cannot be disputed by any evidence found thru wikipedia, nor google for that matter. Secondly, and I only mention this because Blnguyen suggested that major hi jinx add to validity of a subject, students have removed objects such as entire hot water systems from pubs, during their crawl.

After doing extensive research throughout the wiki, I believe that the article is a valuable addition to the wiki due to all of the above, plus many gems yet to be discovered as I plough through the society's yearbook archive.

Regards, Shenki 09:27, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks...[edit]

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...for starting Nadira (actress). btw, your user page says you are 42 and talkpage says you are 43. Which of these is correct? --Gurubrahma 16:14, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

  • 43

Dschorr[edit]

Hello, CapRo! I just noticed the message you left at Dmcdevit's talk page and thought to answer the question you had concerning Dschor's current status. It can be found here [2]. . Regards, Hamster Sandwich 13:56, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

  • This is correct, thanks Hammy. Dmcdevit·t 19:47, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for the kind words![edit]

Thank you for the kind words and your strong vote of confidence for my contributions to the Gettysburg Address article. It is great appreciated! Bart 03:38, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Geoffrey Martin[edit]

Hi there Capitalist Roadster - I have done an American Mathematical Society search for his research papers, and it came up with a few - You may want to reconsider your vote, although I don't know enough about the stuff to explain it. Blnguyen 00:23, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

The Philharmonic Dining Rooms[edit]

Hey roadster, I noticed you voted to keep this article. Well, since you're the guy who's good at improving articles when voting to keep them I was wondering if you had any desire to do that here? It's still a pretty bad article; the AFD page almost says more of note than the article itself. I have no doubt you can make it a lot better with a little work. Whaddya say? -R. fiend 04:32, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Cart00ney[edit]

You voted "Merge to Internet slang". The content has recently been added to List of internet slang. Would you consider changing your vote to delete? Savidan 21:57, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Irichelle Duran[edit]

Hi Capital: Thanks for your message on my user page about Irichelle. Indeed, she is the daughter of the great Roberto Duran. One of the reasons I wrote a separate article about her here is that Women's boxing, in my opinion, is well under documented everywhere. We could change that. That's one of the things that drove me to wikipedia: We can expand boxing, and other topics for that matter beyond the Muhammad Ali or perhaps Sugar Ray Robinson only entries that Brttanica gives you. Brittanica wouldn't talk about Menudo, another article I originated. That and the fact she is, or at least at one point was, expected to become a world champion herself.

I like Australia. I have an anecdote to share with you: The day that Kostya Tszyu was about to be weighted here for his second fight with Sharmba Mitchell, I went to the weight in, which was held at the arena where the bout was gonna take place at. I had been waiting four years to see Kostya again. The first time I saw him was after he beat Julio Cesar Chavez but he had to take off to the hospital and that was that. Anyways, I needed Kostya's autograph, so I saw his limo get to a gate, the gate opened, and some guys walked in. I ran to the gate area, and I jumped in just as the iron gate slammed on the concrete wall! One more second, I'd been crushed...LOL when Kostya got out of his limousine he showed so much class! He was concerned about me and asked if I was ok when I told him how close that thing had been to me. Security told me to move away but he said "let me sign his glove first!" and so I got him to sign my boxing glove before I was escorted away. Security told me next time I "do that" I'd be banned from the arena, and I told them "oh don't worry you won't see me again in a long time"...lo' and behold, my brother won tickets to the fight in a raffle, and we were there again next day. This time, we got in throufgh the right entrance and saw as Kostya whipped Sharmba..LOL Kostya must be loved in Australia, having become an Australian citizen and all that.

I like about Australia, Qantas, nice airline. The Sydney Opera House, marvellous building, radio channel 2, Ayers Rock, the Golden Coast, Adelaide, and, of course, Jeff Fenech, Kostya and Lionel Rose, three fabulous boxers. Johnny Famechon was real good too. First Australian world champion, ah? And of course who doesn't like Nicole Kidman and Olivia Newton-John? Newton-John, on a personal side, is my hero, having battled Cancer. I have Diabetes, which is kinda like a longer taking Cancer :) But hey Im still livin la vida loca..LOL!

So yeah, I think Irichelle Duran should have her own article. At least for the near future, and to see what becomes of her.

Thanks for your message and God bless you!

Sincerely yours, Antonio Down Under Rules Martin

My RfA[edit]

Universism DRV[edit]

Would you mind checking out this DRV? You stated at the most recent AFD for this group that you might change your vote if you could verify the appearance of this group in major media. That's been done, and I'm trying to get a discussion on whether the significance of the coverage is sufficient. This has been the subject of deletion debates for over a year, but nearly all of them have centered on the results of the original debate. Things have changed since then, and I'm trying to get a discussion going based on inclusion standards, not a dated debate. Thanks. -R. fiend 22:15, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

  • I am happy to change my mind if there are verifiable sources. It will need to go through undeletion now as it has been speedied but I am happy to look at it. Capitalistroadster 22:22, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
  • For what it's worth, I feel that they finally do have evidence of significant notability to show. They claim to have had a front-page story in the LA Times; I can't verify that a "Column One" story is the same thing as "front-page" but it is in a fairly prominent paper and it is an actual story about them, rather than a columnist's op-ed piece which mentions them to make a point or a minor mention in a large story. -- Antaeus Feldspar 00:14, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

That's the thing, it's at deletion review right now (Wikipedia:Deletion review#Universism) with four links to mentions in major media. Whether or not a handful of references in major media outlets is sufficient to warrant an article is the question I wish to address, rather than this stubborn "once deleted, always deleted" attitude that seems a bit too pevalent. -R. fiend 20:18, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Regarding Your AfD Vote/Comment[edit]

Regarding the request for deletion regarding Muslim athletes, etc...

You stated "Keep and expand unless we are confident we have articles on each of the notable Muslims in each category. I, for one, am not." Note that almost all of the links on each of the pages nominated for deletion are in fact blue links and therefore have articles for them. I am not asking you to change your vote, but I would like you to take that into consideration since it appears as though you were not aware of that before. joturner 05:51, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Slobbery Jim[edit]

  • Capitalistroadster,
I'm sorry to bother you, however I recently noticed your rewrite on Slobbery Jim. I certainly enjoyed reading it and I thought was very impressive. Thanks for the help ! MadMax 19:42, 21 February 2006 (UTC)


Re:AFD[edit]

Care to have another looks at the AFD for Stella Nova (which was incorrectly at "Scifi Modelers Club of New Zealand")? Grutness...wha? 02:00, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

List of baseball jargon[edit]

I think people are voting for keep for this because they like the article but it violates at least two Wikipedia guidelines. Just because something is useful or essential should not be kept if it violates established policy! Frühstücksdienst 14:16, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

Dean McVeigh[edit]

I think you have added a lot of useful content, though I am concerned that some of the stuff is more about the Student Union than McVeigh. I am still not convinced he is notable - a professional involved in a high profile case maybe but there would be plenty more notable accountants than him. He is a professional but not leading the profession, for example writing books, involved in ground breaking cases, ....--A Y Arktos 10:10, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

I've responded to your note on the AFD page Agnte 10:13, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Most of it looks good, but it really belongs on the MUSU page. Taking that away is he still notable? Xtra 10:15, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

  • I'm also still concerned with McVeigh's notability. Although your cleanup attempt is fantastic, I'm more inclined to agree to a merge into Melbourne University student unions as I feel the notability factor it's still falling far short keeping McVeigh from standing on his own as an article. He hasn't acheived much more, as per AYArktos's comments above, he is a professional, but not leading the profession. -- Longhair 22:57, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Question on James Ward Wood AfD[edit]

You noted on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/James Ward Wood that it could not be speedied because "it is beyond the time limit." I am unfamiliar with a time limit policy on speedy deletions. Would you please provide me with more information. Thanks so much. —ERcheck @ 10:56, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

  • Thanks so much for the info...don't know how I missed that. My first thought when I read your AfD comment was that you were indicating that there was a time limit on speedy deletes; but, you were clearly indicating it was specific to copyvios. I appreciate the clarification. (I enjoy learning new things about the Wiki processes.) —ERcheck @ 20:39, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

Just curiosity, I believe you tagged the copyvio on this article, how did you locate the source? Just curious, I have seen lots of Copyvio tags and it sometimes seems like finding a needle in a haystack! Google? SailorfromNH 01:33, 26 February 2006 (UTC)


David Bridie[edit]

It is certainly looking much better I have changed from a weak keep to a keep on the AfD. Good work. Death Eater Dan (Muahaha) 05:46, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Cyber Slam[edit]

The Cyber Slam entry has been updated. This is far from complete, however I just throught I would inform people. Tigger-oN 10:40, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Samantha Brett[edit]

Several editors worked together to revert all the improvements you made to this article. I rebooted it back to your version, but you probably want to keep an eye on it for the near future, to make sure it doesn't slide back down into the incoherent mess it used to be. -Colin Kimbrell 15:27, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Man of Nature (1979)[edit]

Please revisit this discussion regarding additional articles for deletion. -- Krash (Talk) 17:33, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

I'm fairly sure you won't object to this recent addition to the AfD: Man of Nature IV (1988) -- Krash (Talk) 05:09, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your support of my RfA[edit]

Thank you for your support of my successful request for adminship. I am honoured that the nomination was supported unanimously and that the community expressed confidence that I would use the tools wisely. If you have any concerns please let me know on my talk page. Regards A Y Arktos 20:54, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

Aussie AFD listings[edit]

Hi, when you're adding that an AFD is on the Australian AFD list, as often as not you're messing up the formatting (*"). Perhaps you could look out for that or use preview :-) Congrats on your Millionaire win, nice result! --kingboyk 06:56, 9 March 2006 (UTC) And there you go, coming here has taught me something I didn't know - that Eddie McGuire is off air now. Too bad! --kingboyk 06:58, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Deletion sorting/Australia[edit]

I noticed that you are helping maintain the Australia-related afds. I have been doing the same for Canada at Wikipedia:Canadian wikipedians' notice board#Candidates for deletion. The Canadian system has been active for almost a year now (the Deletion sorting/Canada experiment failed). A little tip I have found useful is to wikilink the articles from completed debates in the Edit summary box like this. This way you can catch re-creations of deleted material, inform others what the result was, and provide an easy search function for past debates (Edit → Find on your browser menu). --maclean25 06:47, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

  • Maclean25,

Thanks for the tip. I will look further at that. Capitalistroadster 22:24, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

Afd[edit]

G'day, you forgot your sig on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Boyd Haley. I templated it, but feel free to remove. Cheers -- Samir (the scope) 00:02, 12 March 2006 (UTC)


Adolf Hitler's sexual orientation (second nomination)[edit]

Hello Capitalistroadster. I relisted this page for deletion and would appreciate a vote to delete. Thanks. --Mmeinhart 13:57, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

Lake Parramatta, New South Wales/temp[edit]

If you read the two articles, you will notice that there is, if I remember correctly, one sentence that is different between the temp and the main article. And that one sentence is just reworded with the same meaning. It is useless. Pepsidrinka 03:15, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

Ghost Ship (Star Trek)[edit]

If you try to edit the page, I actually copied the URL in there - I don't know why, but the db-copyvio tag seems to be having some problems with Amazon.com addresses. I'll change the tag around to a db|... and explain it. Thanks for the heads up. --DMG413 13:54, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Regarding Mohammed's sexual orientation[edit]

For some reason, you removed my speedy deletion tag on Mohammed's sexual orientation. In addition to hearing your rationale for doing so, I'd like to have you vote on the request for deletion I added for it. joturner 06:03, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Regarding Jack Coggins[edit]

Thank you for your support and comments on this article (my first). When you get a chance could you check it re any further improvement required - if it is OK, maybe the cleanup tag could be removed? Also, since the nominator for AfD has withdrawn, could the AfD tag be removed also? Dave 07:51, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

AFL teams[edit]

Hello capitalist roadster, In regarding to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/North Carolina Tigers, does this provide a precedent for merging amateur football teams to their repsective league pages, or would I need to do a joint nomination for the whole pile of expat teams? Regards, Blnguyen | Have your say!!! 01:16, 21 March 2006 (UTC).

  • I would say its a precedent but best to seek advice on the Australian Wikipedians noticeboard and AFL Wikiproject first. Capitalistroadster 01:47, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

List of New Zealand musicians[edit]

List of New Zealand musicians has been proposed for deletion. Please see the article for details. NickelShoe (Talk) 01:11, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

  • I have removed the notice. For mine, it still serves a useful purpose as many of the groups don't have an article at the moment. Capitalistroadster 01:52, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
  • I am the person who originally proposed deletion of the article. Unless you are willing and able to create articles for all of those bands it is a redundant page as dead links only lead to false matches with serch terms. I am not going to revert the to the proposed deletion at this stage, but unless you have another reason to keep the page i will repropose in the next few days. PhatePunk 03:30, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Gandhicon[edit]

I wouldn't have a problem with this, but be aware others in the community might as it's now been deleted three times based on an AfD less than six weeks ago. Harro5 10:21, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hero (Chad Kroeger song)[edit]

With a rewrite by User:Bearcat and my own expansion, you might want to revisit your delete vote. Cheers! Samaritan 10:28, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Andy Pressman[edit]

Cap, i think you have 2 Andy Pressmans (Pressmen? hmm....) confused, more at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Andy Pressman. Nice one, Deizio 01:01, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

PROD[edit]

Hello there. You have proposed the article Aaron Stump for deletion without providing a reason why you think the article should be deleted. When proposing articles for deletion, please consider adding your reasoning like that: {{prod|Reasoning goes here}}. See also: How to propose deletion of an article. Adding your reasoning will aid other users in considering your suggestion on the Proposed Deletions log. Thank you. Sandstein 15:28, 2 April 2006 (UTC)


cheers! and thanks[edit]

calton seems a bit rigid to me. She's not a major playwright yet, but a significant minor playwright whose work is causing a bit of a commotion on the cabaret circuit. I don't know her, but I did make it out to see her show in order to do some research on the general subject of cabarets. Shes funny, acid, briliant, and making the review pages of a number of independent review publications. I have to wait till tomorrow to get the websites, but can post them then.

cheers mate, and thanks! Carsten BoswellCarstenboswell 04:43, 5 April 2006 (UTC)carstenboswell

Kristin kramer[edit]

Hi, as per Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kristin kramer, you deleted this article. Its talk page however was left; was this intentional? I note it wasn't empty, having a comment from the article creator on it. Regards, --BillC 17:28, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

confused[edit]

Hello, I am confused about the profile and who wrote it. Can you please contact me on samantha.brett@gmail.com thank you xx60.229.227.147 11:22, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Charles Schepens[edit]

Great work on starting Charles Schepens! I nominated the article for Did you know? I would really like to include an image of him on the page and in the DYK nomination (like this one), but I'm not sure how to go about finding one that is not copyrighted. Any ideas? Thanks! -AED 08:03, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, great article! --BillC 18:14, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

It's on today's Main page... great job! -AED 18:15, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

Animal (band) listed for deletion[edit]

An article that you have been involved in editing, Animal (band), has been listed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Animal (band). Please look there to see why this is, if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you.

AmiDaniel (Talk) 08:44, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

First recipient...[edit]

I, Grutness award you the Rescue from Deletion Barnstar for your repeated saving of articles nominated at AfD. 01:16, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

Hi Cap - I think you should be the first recipient of this brand new barnstar! Grutness...wha? 01:16, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

East Coast Queensland Branch Pauline Hanson's One Nation New South Wales Division[edit]

Hi - could you have a look again at the AfD discussion as I have made some comments. I am still pretty confused but I think it could be an interesting article. Regards--A Y Arktos\talk 00:36, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Sexuality of Adolf Hitler[edit]

FYI...This article is up for vote on AFD. OSU80 01:22, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Australian Wikipedians' notice board/AfD[edit]

Hello CapitalistRoadster - could you please delete my second last edit to the AfD noticeboard from the history please? I'm afraid I was typing too quickly and made a rather innapropriate typo. Regards, ßlηguγΣη | Have your say!!! 06:23, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

  • Well, Cyberjunkie and Snottygobble have been selectively deleting libellous edits, but if embarrassing typos which lead to vulgarity aren't included then tha's OK. Thanks for having a look.ßlηguγΣη | Have your say!!! 06:46, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Re: Retail therapy[edit]

I have rewritten this article adding references to what is there. While there is still much work to be done, it is a start. Anyway, I would be grateful if you could take a look. Capitalistroadster 09:58, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Hello! The article looks much-improved upon the initial submission. I think that it is now a worthwhile stub that can be built on in order to make a useful reference for a researcher of popular culture. Well done on your efforts. Regards,  (aeropagitica)  (talk)  16:26, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Jack Thompson AfD on Austrailia Deletion Project[edit]

Just noting this doesn't really belong on the Austrailian Deletion project as the nominator linked the Disambiguation page Jack Thompson instead of the main article Jack Thompson (attorney) who isn't really an Austrailian problem. --Tollwutig 17:38, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Keith Marlowe[edit]

I did not nominate Keith Marlowe for speedy deletion. That was Ameria_idol1972. I do NOT support this nomination, but I felt it necessary to restore the db tag and add the holdon tag (the latter at FellowWikipedian's request). Sorry if my edit summary did not make this clear. Also notice my comment on the Speedy delete talk page for Keith Marlowe. --M1ss1ontomars2k4 00:52, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

Not at all a problem. I probably would've done the same. At least you didn't violate WP:BITE! ;) --M1ss1ontomars2k4 01:00, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
p.s. is that 16 thou Australian dollars or American?

Speedy deletion[edit]

I don't think you are an administrator. I stated my reasons for why the article should be speedily deleted and cited sections from the speedy deletion policy. As we clearly disagree on whether A7 applies here, please let an administrator judge whether or not the article qualifies for speedy deletion instead of repeatedly removing the template. Thank you. Loom91 07:30, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

  • I see you have a rescue from deletion barnstar. Please note that I'm an inclusionist and I've often been the sole voter of Keep in AfDs where everyone is saying nn, but this article makes no attempt to say why it should have an article. Loom91 07:33, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

Abdul Qadir (Afghan leader)[edit]

I created Abdul Qadir (Afghan leader) this morning, when I couldn't find an article about him. Abdul Qadir already exists, and describes a cricket player. Well, it turned out that a longer stub existed, under Haji Abdul Qadir.

So, how should I have used {db} to get rid of the redundant article? -- Geo Swan 15:33, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

  • Thanks. You should have stated in your nomination that you were the creator although I should have picked it up in the history. Alternatively, we could redirect to the longer article. 18:37, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Armenian Genocide(2nd nomination)[edit]

In reference to the above AFD, which you closed as a speedy keep, I wanted to bring to your attention that this closure might not have been in accordance with the speedy keep guideline. In particular, nominations that are vandalistic or WP:POINT violations should not be closed early unless there are no other votes to delete (see "Applicability" section 1.4). However, this was probably fair game for WP:IAR. Have a good day :) Stifle (talk) 18:09, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Capitalister (talk · contribs)[edit]

Did you know there is a user caling himself Capitalister? Since you both were commenting on the Bush Rationales mess I got you confused, looking at the signatures too quickly. I posted this at AN/I; you may want to weigh in either way (allow or object). Thatcher131 03:23, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

Swimming clubs in Kent[edit]

Hi Capitalist Roadster. I found about 20 of those in late March and left a message at the author of all of them User talk:O1ive and after not replying for 14 days, but making 300 edits in that time, I started to AfD 5 of them, all successfully. Of those that had a website, their club records were all 10-15% slower than the world record (5% is usually th cutoff set by the Olympics and FINA), and there was no indication that any of their athletes had done anything remotely close to placing the final of the British championships let alone national representation. So I think it would probably be safe to get rid of them. Regards, ßlηguγΣη | Have your say!!! - review me 06:06, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

E-butler[edit]

Noticed that you removed the speedy tag from E-butler, thanks for explaining on the talk page. I disagree, though; while spam itself isn't grounds for speedy deletion, non-notable vanity is, and I think it falls under that category quite comfortably. I didn't find a single Google hit for it that wasn't an advertisement, and of those there were only a couple, which were posted to blogs. I'll leave it to you to decide whether to restore the speedy tag, though. Tijuana Brass¡Épa!-E@ 08:44, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation. Sounds good. Tijuana Brass¡Épa!-E@ 09:05, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Beaker (glassware)[edit]

Hello. I noticed you deleted the above article to make way for a history merge. As that was two days ago, I was just curious whether it's still in progress, or had it fallen through the cracks? Regards, MartinRe 00:51, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

  • It seems to have fallen through the cracks. If it lasts longer, I will restore it. Capitalistroadster 01:03, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
  • As the person who added the template, aren't you only supposed to speedy-delete for history merge if you're going to immediately merge the pages yourself? Only admins can do history merges, after all, so there's no real point in leaving the page deleted for the interim. —Simetrical (talk • contribs) 04:20, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
  • I see now that another editor has created a new article in its place, which doubtless adds to the confusion! MartinRe 10:32, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
    It seems the template itself was confusing, because User:Tawker just made the same mistake. I've clarified the template to hopefully avoid future difficulties. This really needs an experienced admin to sort out (since the old page was turned into a disambig, selective undeletion is required as per Wikipedia:How to fix cut and paste moves), but for now, please just immediately undelete all the revisions that were deleted, so a merge with the new page could be worked out by non-admins. —Simetrical (talk • contribs) 18:51, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

AfD[edit]

You closed Georgia Ollier as a speedy deletion, but the close box goes through several other active AfDs as well. I thought you might want to know. Maybe someone else will have fixed it before you see this. Grandmasterka 03:20, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

Ballydougan[edit]

Thanks for alerting me to your rewrite of Ballydougan. I had a look and then changed my vote on the AfD from Delete to Speedy Keep.

Camps Bay[edit]

Sorry but this is not a copyright infringement but rather a clone from wikipedia. For example the Camps Bay even has my error that I created in wikipedia. See year link 1778 at the bottom which I will fix as soon as this gets restored. Please research first before slapping a copyright tag onto articles. --Jcw69 10:26, 20 May 2006 (UTC) I do apologise for my rudeness and snappy response.--Jcw69 20:12, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

= Australian New Zealand Database[edit]

Hey there. I just wanted to ask what is this Australian New Zealand database that you refer to when checking a subject's noteworthiness? Cheers. --Roisterer 16:58, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

  • The ACT Public Library has subscriptions to a wide range of useful databases. One of these is an Australian-New Zealand media database consisting of many notable publications. It has the Fairfax and News Limited papers in Australia plus ABC Online as well as the New Zealand Press. You can search many of its databases at once and is a very useful tool although only available to people with an ACT Library Card. I recommend to all ACT Wikipedians to get a library card and to other Wikipedians to find out what may be available through their public or university libraries. It comes in very handy for finding sources for articles. You can look at the search options here. [3] Capitalistroadster 19:15, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the info. --Roisterer 09:47, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Billy Walker (musician)[edit]

Great minds think alike, I suppose. Shortly after you created the Billy Walker (musician) article, some idiot came along and created a duplicate at Billy Walker (singer). I'll merge the two articles and redirect (singer) to (musician), since (musician) seems to be a more standard form of diambiguation in Wikipedia. --TantalumTelluride 21:59, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Blnguyen's RfA[edit]

100px Hello Capitalistroadster. Thank you for your 100th support at request for adminship to enable that things could run smoothly. Of course, I feel that your gracious statement in my Editor review was also highly influential, as it was quoted by many RfA participants and strongly contributed to the overwhelming and flattering result of (160/1/0) was in large part, and leaves me in a position of having to live up to a high standard of community expectation. You are one of my role models on WP, with your skillful handling of deletion procedure - so of course, if I make any procedural mistakes, feel free to point them out. Of course, I look forward to working with you in the future. Blnguyen | Have your say!!! 05:29, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

simple links[edit]

Hello. You don't need to write [[Liberia|Liberian]], since [[Liberia]]n has the same effect. Similarly if you write [[dog]]s, [[hyphen]]ated, [[logic]]al, [[evolution]]ary, [[rabbi]]nical, etc., then the whole word, not just the part in the brackets, appears as a clickable link, and links to the article whose name is in the brackets. The more complicated form can be used for such things as [[history|histories]], [[France|French]], etc. It is better to avoid needless complexity, since that can cause newbies to think that it is necessary. Michael Hardy 00:41, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip. Capitalistroadster 01:00, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Protection[edit]

Read User:Raul654/protection. — BRIAN0918 • 2006-06-03 19:36

Cloffs dairy[edit]

Can I get some help here? User Motorox3 keeps recreating the (already-speedied) page, and removing the tags when I add them. I put his name on AIV but a block was denied, and the administrator told me to tag the article (sigh). Can you redelete and pageprotect the article? Thanks, NawlinWiki 15:57, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Likit one more time[edit]

The Aliyah Likit article is being given a second chance. Silensor 06:42, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

My RFA[edit]

Thanks for fir0002 rfa support.jpg
Capitalistroadster, thank you very much for your support in my recent Request for adminship, it passed with a final tally of (65/3/3) - which I find both amazing and humbling. I wish I had time to thank everyone personally, but I'm afraid all I can offer is this token of my gratitude. I hope to live up to your expectations/hopes. If at any stage you need to contact me, for help or a request or to point out a mistake in my conduct, please make sure to tell me on my talk page. --Fir0002 08:24, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Alexander Yarwood[edit]

I deleted this article after it closed on AfD as a unanimous 'delete'. I notice that a link to the article is on your user page. So you now have a redlink. Please deal with it as you please. - Richardcavell 09:42, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Uncle Arthur AfD[edit]

Somebody lost me somewhere - how is Uncle Arthur anything to do with Australia?--A Y Arktos\talk 10:08, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Uncle Arthur was a leading character on the Comedy Company played by Glenn Robbins. There is a proposal to have it as a disambiguation page featuring that Uncle Arthur on a top rated Australian television program. Capitalistroadster 10:30, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Renovation rescue[edit]

I am a little disappointed to find your claim for rescuing Elizabeth Macarthur,[4] when all I could find of your contributions was some headings added and a tag removed. [5] Your rescues are usually more spectacular.--A Y Arktos\talk 01:40, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Long talk page[edit]

Greetings! Your talk page is getting a bit long in the tooth - please consider archiving your talk page (or ask me and I'll archive it for you). Cheers! BD2412 T 23:33, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Jesse Dirkhising[edit]

I would like to second the above message about your long talk page and also ask you to review and perhaps edit the article above in light of its POV issues and recent debate over contextual information. You're a good editor and the article could use some. I added some external links but they come from POV sources unfortunately. I'm trying to find similar data just from non-POV sources but they're difficult to find since the case is rather dated now. --Strothra 02:23, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

  • I have done my best and added some sources. Capitalistroadster 04:05, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
Thanks! I really appreciated that actually. That was impressive. Unforunately, I have to also attempt to stave off an edit warrior who is attempting to take out everything from the intro which establishes the case's notability. Would you care to take a look at that while you're at it? His contention is that it's POV but I don't think so since none of the claims are in dispute. --Strothra 04:15, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Wild Cherries AfD[edit]

Thanks for the message about the new evidence. It swayed me, but didn't change my vote. In any case, the tide has turned in keep's favor for now, so it probably won't be a problem.--Kchase02 T 16:12, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Have I ever told you how cool your user name is? No?[edit]

Hero of the USSR Gold Star.png This Enemy of the Soviet Union medal is hereby awarded to Capitalistroadster for having a user name so awesome it makes Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin and Mao roll over in their collective graves. (EDIT: And Che, too.)
-- Миборовский 21:38, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Asshole List[edit]

No way is this a fucking attack page. Watch the videos, I made the wikipedia of the Asshole List for the Class of 2006 at WHHS and to give other people what we gave to our seniors. Classes from now to forever at WHHS will make an asshole lis and i will be there to make the wikipedia for it. Please i beg you not to delete it again as i was doing it for the good of the West Hempstead class of 2006. Coolkid1337 03:48, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

About my nominations of hoaxes for speedy deletion[edit]

Thanks for your concern about what I marked as speedy deletion candidates. However, obvious hoaxes are speedyable under the criterion I copied from WP:CSD below under the Non-criteria header:

  • Hoaxes: Articles that present unverifiable and probably false ideas, theories, or subjects. Occasionally these can be deleted as vandalism if the article is obviously ridiculous, but remotely plausible articles should be subjected to further scrutiny in a wider forum. (Emphasis added is mine.)

I added the emphasis to show you the loophole I used to mark them with {{Db-vand}}. If you disagree, please contact me on my user page. Jesse Viviano 03:41, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Cardinal Newman High School[edit]

Comments on my debating style on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Cardinal Newman High School are all well taken. Some of what I say is waspish but I always play the ball not the man. It is a pity if anyone is offended but as I remarked to Netscott elsewhere I don't want anyone thinking unanswered arguments are unanswerable. (Apart from anything else I regard it as a courtesy to my opponents.) I had understood the process of consensus meant the admin closing an AfD had to weigh the arguments used. In my view the easiest way of doing that is if some indication of the weakness of each argument is given as it comes up. Hence I have restrained myself (I hope) from from having a pop at those who say "Keep per X". And as that becomes more frequent I am less likely to comment. I have been rather surprised that apart from Netscott nobody has started picking holes in the arguments any of the "Delete" editors are making. There is at least one embarassing hole in my own position (and no I won't tell you where). My most recent edit was only 24 hours (exactly) after the thing started, so it hadn't dawned on me that I might have been mistaken about the way consensus is determined. It's been a while since I contributed to one of these things but I remember an approach like this being taken on the Bobblebot debate (computer assisted human editor rapidly delinking dates, he got hammered and gets blocked periodically). This has been sent to Capitalistroadster, Alkivar, Kuzaar & Netscott. Love, peace and hair-grease --Stroika 21:05, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

A Request for Your Feedback[edit]

Hello; I noticed you have recently contributed to the current events portal and thought you would be interested in looking at a proposal for redesigning the page. If you can, please take a look at a redesign proposal I created and provide some feedback on its talk page. So far, very little feedback has been received, and so the additional input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. joturner 23:08, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Current Affairs Portal[edit]

Well done on the work you have done on this. It looks a lot better. Capitalistroadster 23:28, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks; I posed a question on its talk page (a minute after you posted) regarding the archival system. joturner 23:29, 1 July 2006 (UTC)


Melanesian mythology[edit]

Hello - I saw your note on Grutness' talk page - I am one of the users you refer to, and the other is User:Bucketsofg. I have relatively little knowledge of Melanesian mythology (except that it has quite a bit in common with Polynesian mythology) but am willing to help, because it is an important area that needs to be covered. Bucketsofg is on a wikibreak at the moment I think Kahuroa 05:13, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

July 10 - 1812 or 1822?[edit]

Was the committee you refered to on this day in Australia, the Bigge report? I think it is probably 1822 then rather than 1812 but not sure since reference not specific. See John Bigge (but it mentions June) and also Nineteen Counties#Background to formation of the limits of settlement.2C including the Bigge recommendations (also mentions June - but probably since I was the major contributer to both and would have used the same source. I can't see any 1812 reprt mentioned in the Lachlan Macquarie article. Regards--A Y Arktos\talk 08:41, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

  • Hi - thanks for that - I guess if it is in an anniversary, we had better mention it in the Lachlan Macquarie article :-) Brilliant searching with that ACTLS tool - thank you so much for pointing it in my direction, I had yet to blunder across it. I had searched Choice from time to time with our account facility but got no further. Regards--A Y Arktos\talk 10:22, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Litch[edit]

His account seems to have been created for the purpose of trolling. This is quite clear if you follow the discussion on his talk page. He attacked Sarah Ewart and I warned him. He turned his attack onto me, so I blocked him. This was reviewed by User:Samir (The Scope) and confirmed. Litch placed another unblock, but then removed it and decided to try to involve Litch in discussion. I could see this was going to run and run, so I protected the page and left a message on AN for further opinion. Please feel free to take whatever action you see fit, as I'm a new admin and would like to learn the best action to take. I'd be grateful if you could keep me posted. Tyrenius 04:15, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. Obviously one wants to AGF and trust this user will make constructive edits in future. Should this not be the case, however, and should he continue with similar provocation, what is the next step? A 3 or 7 day block? I'd be grateful if you could keep your eye on things at any rate. Tyrenius 04:36, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

I will do. Capitalistroadster 04:41, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

User Drowner[edit]

You have blocked this user as a suspected sockpuppet of Hogeye. He has sent an e-mail to the Unblock list claiming that he is not a sockpuppet. It seems that the main edits of concern were in relation to the Anarchism in the US article. Could you please advise of the situation with this user. Capitalistroadster 04:04, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

I've answered in detail at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#User:Drowner. --cesarb 18:26, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

User:wowowo[edit]

I blocked it as a possible Willy on Wheels sock. You can unblock if you want. Thanks Jaranda wat's sup 19:47, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

Updating Portal:Current events[edit]

For future reference, please take note of the reminder at the bottom of the portal's talk page. Thanks in advance. -- joturner 23:52, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

User:Samanello[edit]

You said: "You have blocked this user indefinitely. He has now sent an e-mail to the unblock list asking to be unblocked. Could you please advise of the circumstances of the blocking so we can respond to him appropriately."

I did not block this user indefinitely, another user did. I placed a 24 hour block due to vandalism coming from this user. The user added text to a number of articles on various companies stating, "This article is proposed for deletion due to the inability of contributers to distinguish the obious incongruity of having articles based in fact about large businesses while denying articles based in fact about smaller businesses." According to the user himself, this was because an article about this editor's business had been deleted previously and the editor was annoyed. I have no idea which article the editor was referring to but I have no reason to believe I had anything to do with deleting it. I suspect it was deleted as not being notable. If you need any additional information, please ask. --Yamla 21:59, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
Sorry, but i only placed a tag on his page, i am a normal user with no admin power. You should contact the admin who blocked him. You must contact Tawker. Canderous Ordo 22:25, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
I blocked as that was the only type of edit User:Samanello did and looking at the responses to talk page challenges the "right" to vandalize by placing bad faith deletion requests on obviously notable pages. Personally I see no reason to unblock if the user insists on making such edits. In fact, "addendum... looks like we'll have to settle this my more unfriendly legal means. It is really unfortunate that the community here chooses to use such fascist tactics." just puts the user in a threatban, ugly either way you see it. -- Tawker 00:50, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your comments about User:Samanello. Please note that I have set up a subpage for discussion about this user at User:Yamla/Samanello in an attempt to provide a single point of reference. --Yamla 01:07, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Harry Olivieri[edit]

It looks okay to me, but I'm still not sure Mr. O deserves a full article of his own. I was considering just redirecting the article to the Pat's Steaks article, and expanding that.

Just an FYI, here in Philadelphia there are lots of people who claim to have "invented" the cheesesteak. It's probably best to describe Mr. Olivieri's role as that of a populizer.Konczewski 11:10, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

  • Follow up on my earlier post--I guess you've seen that I've done a rewrite of your earlier article. Mostly I just moved some info around, in an effort to clarify the timeline of the cheesesteak. I was going to write some more about Olivieri's steak not featuring cheese until the 1960's, but it looks like the articles on the cheesesteak and Geno's pretty much covered that. Thanks for all your original work on the article.Konczewski 19:15, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

User ban related to edits of article on Frank Sartor[edit]

You blocked an IP 202.173.128.90. on the grounds of "repeated vandalism for several days, please log in if you wish to edit - AO". The user concerned has contacted the unblocking list. My understanding is that it was due to problematic edits of the article on Frank Sartor. I have removed them and will add it to my watchlist. Are you aware of any other problematic edits by this user or was it all related to Frank Sartor. Capitalistroadster 09:28, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

All of the vandalism-related edits should be reverted now, but other articles which were affected include Simon Hackett, Chicken Run, Refugee, and Immigration Restriction Act 1901. The block issued was for anon-only, so registered users should not be affected. If you come across any who are, please have them contact me. Can't sleep, clown will eat me 17:41, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Completing the Current Events Archive[edit]

Are you going to be taking care of the rest of the month change on Portal:Current events? I don't mind at all, of course, if you do it, but I just couldn't tell. I did much of the archiving (which really only took about ten minutes, not including the revising of the instructions), but I'm a bit afraid the process may not be as clear to others (although to be honest, the archival process for the original Current events page wasn't clear to those unfamiliar with the page either). So, I was hoping perhaps someone else would take a crack at finishing the archival. As far as I can tell, the only thing I left out was the calendar. -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 23:47, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your earlier message. I had a look at changing the instructions about changing the clock but couldn't figure out how to get the August clock working. Sorry to do this to you.Capitalistroadster 00:32, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
Alright; no problem. I hope the three periods in the code didn't confuse you. I meant to indicate that I omitted the rest of the weeks from the code as they were repetitive and insignificant for the instructions. -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 01:10, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Vksanger (talk · contribs)[edit]

I was looking through his talk and he wasn't properly warned. I don't think he had any encylopedic intention in mind, but I won't object if you unblock him or cut the time down. If he is unblocked, I will keep an eye on him. If you need anything else you can contact me again, Yanksox 11:13, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Voyage: Inspired by Jules Verne[edit]

Hello. I saw that you were the closing admin for Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Voyage: Inspired by Jules Verne, so I thought that I would bring this to your attention. It appears that User:138.130.216.23 (with 2 career edits) and User:Pulsar vectram (with 8) have made an attempt to delete this article, but have not set it up correctly. Also, the user page for Pulsar vectram recently had a sock notice removed by the user and appears very similar to User:Bisco, so maybe an imposter? --Brian G 11:38, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Sure. Since I think 2002 Wikipedia has been targeted periodically by a handbanned user (whom Jimbo banned for life from the site) called User:DW. DW has made periodic visits to this site and has had his sockpuppets banned indefinitely the moment they are spotted.

In recent months someone who is very strongly suspected of being DW, called User:Ted Wilkes appeared on WP. (Because DW had been on WP before our current checking procedures it is impossible to prove that it is him, but users who have looked at the standard behaviour were left in no doubt. The behaviour is too strikingly similar to be a coincidence.) Wilkes was subject to an arbcom ruling which, in true DW form he prompted tried to get around through multiple sockpuppets.

The DW style of editing is marked by a couple of things:

  • either endless listmaking (when his lists were all repeatedly deleted he gave up on that. It was too much work to see it all deleted on sight);
  • focusing on a topic and writing in minute detail on it, pushing clear agendas, deleting all edits of some user he disapproved of (even when the corrected spellings), as well as certain behaviour regarding edit summaries, talk pages, etc.

He has edited the same topic as Wilkes non stop (Elvis Presley) to focus on, pushing the same edits and angles as Wilkes and his sockpuppets, while like all of Wilkes's sockpuppets targeting the edits of another specific user, with whom Wilkes and his socks have had a history of edit warring. Wilkes had a history of running simultaneous accounts so that things it would be too controversial for him under his own name to say, could be added in by someone else with an apparent clean record. (DW famously had four sockpuppets edit the one article similtaneously, with the four producing the 'consensus'! Wilkes did exactly the same.)

That user alerted me to the curious similarities in the editing pattern. As an active admin I reviewed the evidence and was struck by how extraordinarily similar the user's behaviour was to past sockpuppets. The odds on a totally new user just happening to come on at the right time, target the right article, make the right edits and attack the right user seem IMHO very very small. The user's excuse coincidentially covered the same stuff as did protestations from various sockpuppets. I had no doubt, and have none none, that that user is one of the Wilkes stable. The coincidences are just too marked to be accidential. I don't have checkuser but the similarities are so strong that immediate action was called for. As is standard when admins deal with either suspected or proven sockpuppets, an immediate ban was imposed. FearÉIREANNIreland-Capitals.PNG\(caint) 20:45, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Dorney Court[edit]

This article was deleted against policy by User:Redvers as he admitted Whether or not he considers a Grade 1 Listed building as non-notable is irrelevant, as an Admin he should follow deletion policy. Can you please restore this article. He is also accusing me of calling him a vandal, which I certainly did not as I explained on my talk page --RMHED 22:40, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

I've restored the article. Redvers admitted in the deletion that it was out of process. FearÉIREANNIreland-Capitals.PNG\(caint) 23:21, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

A compromise[edit]

Hi Capital. Would you support the deletion of both Easties and Westies? Failing that would you support keeping both? Both articles are magnets for derogatory comments. --WikiCats 03:25, 14 August 2006 (UTC)


This allows the option of reinstating Easties when Macquarie Dictionary includes it. Thanks. --WikiCats 04:27, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

**Why did you delete a headline from Current events without giving ANY REASON?**[edit]

Hello Capital, would you care to explain why you deleted the following headline from the Current_events portal, without giving any reason waht so ver[6] ??!?

--Yas121 15:02, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

  • It was in the wrong date ie Saturday instead of Friday and was mentioned in another story. Capitalistroadster 17:31, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

On becoming an admin[edit]

A couple of people have asked me that. Maybe it's getting to be time to do that. I haven't really sought out becoming an admin because it seems to come with headaches, but I seem to have bought into some headaches anyways in the other roles I'm playing here. I was hoping to wait to seriously consider it at least until I hit 2,500 edits, but I keep wondering if that's knee-jerk editcountitis. Georgewilliamherbert 21:05, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Parochialism in Sydney[edit]

Parochialism is that drive that causes people to act out of self interest rather than to the good of the whole. I am concerned about the actions of some editors to act to bring about a NPOV issue for the Wikipedia by only acting in their own interest. By voting to delete Easties whilst keeping Westies means that one point of view has been deleted from the Wikipedia. Those who were offended by Easties made no attempt to clean it up. Editors are at present discussing options to address this major problem. One option was to cover the entire name calling war. Parochialism in Sydney was as a result of concensus. You are invited to contribute at Talk:Westies_(people)#Layout. --WikiCats 03:32, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

A band called Unicorn[edit]

Your expertise is required. This appears to me to be a hoax, a colourful invention for a web site and some sleeve notes. Uncle G 19:40, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Shane Easson[edit]

An article about Shane Easson, a mysterious Australian political consultant, was prodded. I added some references, but didn't know what else to do. I suspect that he is controversial but notable, but I don't know Australian politics well enough to go any further. Could you please take a look at the article and either expand it or flag it as not notable? --TruthbringerToronto (Talk | contribs) 05:39, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

Unblock request[edit]

{{Unblock}.}

Your user name or IP address has been blocked from editing. You were blocked by Kukini for the following reason (see our blocking policy): 5th block for vandalism

Your IP address is 203.26.16.67.

As you can see this vandalism was not from me.

Capitalistroadster 22:58, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Unblocked. There is no reason you can't unblock the IP yourself in this situation. The prohibition to not unblock yourself does not apply here. NoSeptember 23:21, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Scurr oval showdown and its AfD[edit]

I just thought I'd mention this to you since you're an admin. Two accounts connected to the editing of that article have vandalised my userpage so far (it's probably the same person, just not always logged in) and added personal attacks to the AfD which I've removed.

There's a bit of backstory here, which is that I was probably 2-3 years ahead of them at school (the faces in the pictures are familiar, but you know what it's like trying to remember exactly where you saw someone), and I think they're trying to get back at me partly for upholding process on the article and partly for being a Senior when they weren't etc etc. The two userpage vandals have been warned, so if you could keep an eye on them just in case they act up again that'd be muchly appreciated. BigHaz 01:30, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

*sigh*[edit]

Fine. Unblock the AOLer, and explain about dynamic IPs if you can. DS 13:10, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Current Affiars portal[edit]

G'day Jo,

I have tried creating today's date so that I can add a story the first European space craft to the moon arriving see [7]. It came up as a red link. What do I have too do to create the page? Capitalistroadster 07:10, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

You add something like {{subst:Portal:Current events/DateHeader|2006|09|03}} (for today). I added how to do that into the Portal:Current events comments that are visible only when editing it. -- tariqabjotu 09:17, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

Steve Irwin - vandalism[edit]

Thanks for reverting... you were faster than me (I'm just a newbie)

Walters1 - what vandalism?[edit]

Excuse me, but how was the passing mention of a show that Irwin may or not have appeared or been referenced on vandalism? TheRealFennShysa 21:01, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Adding pictures of penises to an article unrelated to penises is clear vandalism. I reverted it as above. Capitalistroadster 21:19, 6 September 2006 (UTC)
That I understand - but according to the edit history, the only thing that user added was a reference to the Mystery Hunters TV show. I only happened to notice because your reversion happend right after an unrelated edit I made. TheRealFennShysa 21:27, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Message[edit]

I am very sorry that you took my additions to the Steve Irwin page badly. I didn't mean for it to be taken as vandalism and was only trying to add points to help. I added it because I remembered seeing him in a cameo on an episode once.

Sorry again

Walters1

Heads-up[edit]

Just a heads up I removed Hurricane Gordon from current events/September 13 as it's merely spinning out to sea. I think we should only add storms if they're a threat to land (because only then, imo, do they become international stories). – Chacor 03:22, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

66.227.180.61[edit]

Judging by 66.227.180.61's edit to Portal:Current events/2006 September 21[8], you may want to keep an eye on him. DRK 22:00, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Nancy Steinbeck[edit]

hi Capitalist, you provided sources at this AfD but stopped short of voting (I know, I know, AfD is not a vote!). Did you intend to do so? Would you? thanks, bikeable (talk) 18:25, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Watch it![edit]

When you add things to the new, cool, and overcomplex current events, if you lose the closing formatting notorious things happen. Thanx for the news item though ;D. 68.39.174.238 04:37, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Drop in pitches[edit]

Heavens! I hope you're not expecting anything great out of my rewrite! It'll certainly look better once I've finished with it, and if I play my cards right there might even be a half-decent cricketer having a look, but now I feel all pressured and suchlike :P BigHaz - Schreit mich an 06:55, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Zenawi[edit]

What... how is it unsourced? KazakhPol 01:50, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Oh, sorry I see it now. I must have forgotten to add it. My mistake. KazakhPol 01:52, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Aalto Air Elgin E-474[edit]

Hi, please refer to Talk:Aalto Air Elgin E-474. I think I posted enough evidence to re-qualify this article as copyvio. -- AirOdyssey (Talk) 04:56, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

"Secretary General"[edit]

I saw you added a mention of Hassan Nasrallah being the "Secretary General" of Hezbollah. This will seriously damage Wikipedia's reputation as a reliable and neutral source as calling him the SG is verging on the ridiculous. Unless we are now referring to Usama bin Laden as "the Prince," this is simply going to far in accepting self-referencing titles. I have changed SG on the portal to leader, but the reference to him as the SG is still on the mainpage - please change this. KazakhPol 04:58, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

I understand. Sorry if I came off as aggressive... my concern here is only how people see Wikipedia. I appreciate the work you put into the current events portal. A lot would go unmentioned if you were not so diligent. KazakhPol 05:27, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Florence Klotz[edit]

I saw the note on the userpage thanking me for creating the article... Did I beat you to it? ;-) -FateSmiled&DestinyLaughed 16:55, 3 November 2006 (UTC) (AKA Brian1979)

Help[edit]

Can you please help me by reviewing my article HSV Senator Signature it would help me alot.Senators 07:10, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Kiwi! AfD[edit]

Please reconsider your vote on this deletion. I've added some content that I think boosts the article's notability (number of views, number of comments) and offers a reliable source (director's website). Chicago god 09:04, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

AfD "newbies" template[edit]

{{not a ballot}}; now added to the XPLANE AfD. Cheers --Pak21 09:39, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks and sorry for all the mess[edit]

User:Ejrrjs says What? 21:17, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Current Affairs Portal[edit]

Jo,

Can you have a look at the current affairs portal? For some reason, it is showing today as yesterday.

Regards

Capitalistroadster 09:03, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Someone had vandalized the page. -- tariqabjotu 11:46, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

AFd request[edit]

Hi there,

Would you mind weighing in on this AFD discussion?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Bryan_Brandenburg

Seems notable enough.

Thanks,

Re: Block on 70.55.0.0/16 IP range[edit]

Argh. Sorry I wasn't able to respond to your message sooner -- everything from holiday retail to final projects and exams at school are getting in the way, this week. There was a very serious trolling problem, including death and rape threats to users and their family members. Checkuser and IRC were involved; there was talk of police reports, as well. Before sprotecting a swath of pages, I thought I should try a short rangeblock; that didn't do the trick, so I thought I might try a longer one -- in retrospect, I should have advertised this decision more openly, should have done more to seek consensus as to the appropriate action, and should have made sure that I personally would be available to deal with the collateral damage I caused. For what it's worth, I'd like to think I learned a few lessons from this; it was at a different level than the problems I've dealt with, in the past, so hopefully I'll be prepared to respond more appropriately in the future. Let me know if there's anything more I can do, to help settle this. Luna Santin 01:41, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Zanta[edit]

Note that Zanta has been restored, and place on AfD for a proper deletion debate. -- Zanimum 14:42, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Current Affairs Portal[edit]

There seems to be some problem with the current affairs portal. The page isn't showing the seventh of December even though it appears when the page is edited. Could you please have a look at it?

Regards

Capitalistroadster 01:26, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

This was it. -- tariqabjotu 01:28, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Scott Novum[edit]

Very well, I have revised my position on this issue. Ta. Teiresias84 09:10, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Western Suburbs Rosellas[edit]

Hi looking at the article you have referenced it well, I would like to recommend you have a look at User:GarrieIrons#Sample citation of company website and work out how to use the <ref></ref> tags. They take some fiddling with till you get the paramaters sorted out. I fiddle with them on my sandbox when they don't work straight away.

HTHGarrie 05:55, 12 December 2006 (UTC)