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Talk to me! --Captadam 04:59, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

Hello! tyx

Question about Weis Markets[edit]

Why do multiple anonymous users feel the need to continually add the same nonsense to Weis Markets? -- Jim Douglas (talk) (contribs) 04:41, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

  • I'm wondering the same thing. --Captadam 12:50, 5 October 2006 (UTC)
The guidelines for when it might be appropriate to semi-protect an article are described here: WP:SEMI.
If it turns out that you do need for a page to be semi-protected, the request is made here: WP:RFP.
But if the vandalism is only coming from one or two users at a given time, the appropriate response is to warn them on their talk page using progressively more strongly-worded messages, typically in the following sequence:
  1. {{subst:test1-n|Weis Markets}} -- ~~~~
  2. {{subst:test2-n|Weis Markets}} -- ~~~~
  3. {{subst:test3-n|Weis Markets}} -- ~~~~
  4. {{subst:test4-n|Weis Markets}} -- ~~~~
(You can find these template messages and many more here: WP:UTM)]
If the vandalism persists after each successive warning, give him the next one; if it persists past the final warning, go to WP:AIV and follow the instructions there to request that an administrator temporarily block him. -- Jim Douglas (talk) (contribs) 14:41, 5 October 2006 (UTC)
Ok, I've had enough. I just requested semi-protection for Weis Markets, here: WP:RFP. -- Jim Douglas (talk) (contribs) 01:22, 6 October 2006 (UTC)
It's now semi-protected. That should slow him down a bit, at least. -- Jim Douglas (talk) (contribs) 01:41, 6 October 2006 (UTC)
Thanks! --Captadam 13:30, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Retail company infobox[edit]

Hey why is this template in your user space? I think it's rather a good idea, because this template could address a few parameters that are missing in the general company infobox that are specific to retail companies. Namely, the number of stores or locations is mildly important when comparing, say, Weis Markets to Albertson's, right? ...And I'm sure there are other parameters that may be helpful. I've come up with a few solutions to this problem and left them at the generic infobox's talk page. Let me know what you think! tiZom(2¢) 07:05, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

That's something we were experimenting with. Feel free to take it and do what you want with it! --Captadam 00:40, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Weis Markets Semi-protection[edit]

It's been a month; let's take a shot at unprotecting it. I've responded to a comment on Talk:Weis Markets and I've requested unprotection. If our AOL friend hasn't found himself a new hobby, we can always slap the protection back on. -- Jim Douglas (talk) (contribs) 04:50, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Sounds good to me. He's probably moved on to bigger and better things to vandalize. --Captadam 14:12, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Just a quick heads up -- it's unprotected now, but we'll slap the protection back on if we need to. -- Jim Douglas (talk) (contribs) 02:58, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

South Penn[edit]

What's with the "first" and "second" distinction? It was the exact same company, just under new management. Choess 01:03, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Well ... not really. Vanderbilt's group picked up an unused charter and used it for an entirely different project. The fictitious person entity might have been the same, but everything surrounding it--backers, financiers, right-of-way, history--were different. Anyway, I was just trying to figure out a way to differentiate between the two because they had entirely different histories. "First" and "second" might not have been the best choice ... perhaps a better solution will arise. --Captadam 02:03, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Our persistent friend[edit]

Just for fun, I checked whois for several of his IPs. FWIW, it appears that he lives in Altoona, Pennsylvania:

72.72.192.250 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log)
71.162.44.179 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log)
209.158.14.75 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log)

And he goes to school at Penn State:

128.118.173.47 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log)

Since this is clearly a persistent long-term vandal who has no intention of stopping {see User talk:71.162.44.179}, it would be a good idea to send him {{test4im}} each time he shows up and posts the same old nonsense from a new IP, then if he repeats it from that IP, report him to WP:AIV with a note about his long-term abuse. -- Jim Douglas (talk) (contribs) 04:35, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Randy Newman[edit]

According to [1]: "When you write a song for yourself, people sort of tend to expect the 'I' in the song to be yourself. That's not the case in my songs." So if you want to say that Newman's background is described by "Dixie Flyer," you're going to have to come up with some evidence. Yes, it is based on his experiences, but that doesn't mean everything that happens in the song happened to Newman. (By the way, I see you're a fellow E/Eels fan. I assume you've heard the French interview where E mentions Newman as an influence and the interviewer isn't sure whether or not he's kidding....) Anyway, I have the box set liner notes somewhere and that might have something to say about it when I find them.... Calbaer 01:12, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Good old Randy. If you're curious, I wasn't the anonymous poster who posted the lyrics originally, but I saw them (after you reverted them) and thought, "hey, done right, that could be a cool addition to the entry." --Captadam 14:29, 7 February 2007 (UTC)


Warning[edit]

The Image:Brianwilson-microphone.jpg included in your Brian Wilson userbox is a fair use image and should not be included in userspace, per WP:USER and WP:FAIR. The image could be deleted from your userspace in the future without warning in order to avoid copyright infringement. I know it sucks, but it is also policy. Please adhere to it. Thanks. - Mtmelendez 20:48, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Sieg heil!! If it happens, it happens. --Captadam 23:23, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Ohio Central Railroad[edit]

A tag has been placed on Ohio Central Railroad, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article seems to be blatant advertising which only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become an encyclopedia article. Please read the general criteria for speedy deletion, particularly item 11, as well as the guidelines on spam.

If you can indicate why the subject of this article is not blatant advertising, you may contest the tagging. To do this, please add {{hangon}} on the top of the article and leave a note on the article's talk page explaining your position. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would help make it encyclopedic, as well as adding any citations from reliable sources to ensure that the article will be verifiable. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Dougie WII 14:17, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

I disagreed with this assessment, because Class III railroads are generally considered notable on Wikipedia. I restored the article, so if you're willing to continue expanding it, please do. If you want any assistance with it, or just want to collaborate with others, check out Wikipedia:WikiProject Trains where you can find a large number of participants. --Elkman (Elkspeak) 15:44, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

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