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Thanks much[edit]

Thanks much for cleaning up the vandalism on my page. I appreciate it a ton and helps me out when someone else does it for me. So again, thanks much and feel free to tell me if there is anything I can do in return! Chickyfuzz123(user talk) 01:58, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

You're quite welcome. Good luck with the exams! CaptainVindaloo t c e 03:06, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Runescape Cheat Sites[edit]

huh, i thought wikipedia was about informing people, not being SILENT on certain subjects. it makes sense to have a couple of the MOST POPULAR cheating websites listed, or at least mentioned. perhaps there should be an article about runescape cheating instead. you can not make wikipedia jagex's puppet.

Jeremybub 01:58, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, but cheat sites are *not* appropriate here. They do nothing to improve the article, they are a potential threat to RuneScape players (drive-by keylogger attacks), and they give Jagex sufficient reason to order us to remove the RuneScape screenshots in the articles. Cheating also ruins the game for legitimate players. CaptainVindaloo t c e 02:12, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

that does not make sense... if you do not want people getting keylogged, then show them real cheats, and they will not find the should not just pretent real cheating does not exist. Jeremybub 02:32, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

I'm not pretending it doesn't exist. I'm also not pretending that those links harm the article. Excessive fansite links are bad enough, never mind cheat sites. CaptainVindaloo t c e 02:37, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

perhaps, just the single most popular site? Jeremybub 04:03, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

That's a matter for Talk:RuneScape, but I doubt it. We might as well be linking to a hacking site in the Microsoft Windows article, and it'll need a higher Alexa rank than the RuneHQ, and Zybez fansites. CaptainVindaloo t c e 21:13, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

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Radiation Cruft[edit]

Heh thanks you taught me a new word! bags whould of known it ment that. and yea i like extra information when i read about stuff like that because well like i said i get so into the article i want to know EVERYTHING lol. but on the runescape its not possable to put everything but i dont mind just a little extra. Maverick423 15:36, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

No problem. I think WP:CRUFT is good advice, but so is WP:POPE. There's no need to go on mass campaigns of annihilation, just need to keep it reasonable. CaptainVindaloo t c e 17:12, 9 February 2007 (UTC)


No problem. I was glad to do it! Cheers, —mikedk9109SIGN 00:43, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for signing my autograph book! Cheers, —mikedk9109SIGN 00:48, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Garion96's RFA[edit]

Thank you for your support in my request for adminship which closed successfully last night. <insert spam> I would also like to encourage you to vote often (just in case you don't) on other candidates since we need more admins. </insert spam> It was nice to see someone again why I gave the official wikipedia welcome. :) Happy editing, Garion96 (talk) 00:12, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome! CaptainVindaloo t c e 02:03, 14 February 2007 (UTC)


I got the image from the official RS map. Hope that helps - • The Giant Puffin • 09:10, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

You mean the in game map? I'll put that as the source then. Cheers, CaptainVindaloo t c e 16:29, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Balloon arch.jpg Thank you for your support in my my recent RfA in which I withdrew because the oppose votes were almost equalling the supporters. I then decided to leave my account (Tellyaddict) and start fresh under a new username, however I quickly decided to reconsider after another user persuaded me not to leave the account - I am now glad I did reconsider because leaving that account and creating a new one was too hasty so I've decided to improve rather than starting again! I hope we can remain civil and that there were no negative feelings caused. Again, thanks for your support even though I withdrew it, your vote is much appreciated! Regards - Tellyaddict (Talk) 19:42, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
You're welcome. Better luck next time. I've got RfA watclisted now, so I won't miss it. CaptainVindaloo t c e 21:24, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject MMO Newsletter - April 2007[edit]

WikiProject MMO Quarterly
April 2007 Issue I
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Thanks for announcing the move[edit]

Thanks for posting the proposed move of RuneScape locations to Gielinor on the RS task force main page. I forgot that I could put it there. By the way, if you have time, could you take a look at the revision of the intro for RuneScape locations I plan on adding after the move? I currently am working on it in my sandbox. (Just ignore the other random stuff I have in there.) Pyrospirit Flames Fire 16:18, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

I was halfway through posting my support for the move when the new messages bar lit up. I'll take a look, happy to help. :-) CaptainVindaloo t c e 16:22, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Navbox question[edit]

Hey do think this is needed? I haven't added it since SWAT and SWAT 2 don't have there own articles yet.--Clyde (talk) 23:14, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

I count four articles as it is, so yes, I think it's a good idea, especially as navigation around the series is currently a bit tricky. You could add Police Quest to it aswell, although never having played any of them, I don't know how connected they are considered to be. CaptainVindaloo t c e 01:12, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Portal:RuneScape/Did you know[edit]

Please see Portal:RuneScape/Did you know. This was my third party opinion. --Philip Baird Shearer 01:51, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Thank you. CaptainVindaloo t c e 14:15, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

RuneScape move[edit]

Fixed it myself, thanks! NawlinWiki 02:53, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Much![edit]

Thanks for reverting the vandalism on my userpage while I was gone! It is much appreciated! Chickyfuzz14(user talk) 05:45, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

S'alright. I've kept your userpages watchlisted (even after your name change) to help keep the vandals at bay. CaptainVindaloo t c e 11:45, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Rsinvite template[edit]

I just made a couple small changes to {{Rsinvite}}, such as adding an image and a category. What do you think? Any suggestions? I'm hoping to help recruitment with this template when we find people who contribute a lot but haven't joined. Pyrospirit Shiny! 19:37, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Perfect. I'll just reduce the image though, it has artifacts the size of elephants at that scale. Hmm, do you have anything for SVG-ifying images? I don't, sadly. An SVG would be unaffected by scaling. CaptainVindaloo t c e 19:42, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
I don't think I have anything that could do that. It looks fairly good now though. Pyrospirit Shiny! 19:47, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
Okay. Not important, I suppose, just aesthetics. CaptainVindaloo t c e 00:26, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

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WP:CVU status[edit]

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Appreciate it.[edit]

I appreciate you taking care of my images while I was gone. Hope they helped out (and I lol at the abundant vandals and impersonators on it; Darklight Special Attack got hit hard).

If you haven't noticed yet, I've added a huge number of images lately (even ones after you updated the Fair Use credentials on the first set). I would like to see if you can deem which images are worthy to stay in the articles, especially in the main RuneScape one, as I have just recently added two equipment-based ones for the mention of graphics:

Image:Runescape equipment armours dragon-chikoritapro.gif

Image:Runescape equipment armours decorativearmour-gold.gif

I can't decide between the two, but maybe some of ya can decide which one to keep in the article, if either at all.

I can't even tell if placing that Magic Tablet breaking animation is appropriate lol.

Thanks again for the help. Tarikochi 01:03, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

No problem keeping your images free of "RUNESCAPE SUX LOLOLOLOL!!!!111one!1". Those annoying vandals get everywhere. :-)

I've had a look at those new uploads; I think Image:Runescape equipment armours dragon-chikoritapro.gif would be the best to keep, since dragon is more well-known. Still, its your call.

I might move some of the images related to transport or teleportation to Gielinor. Just seems more appropriate, plus the main article is looking a little odd at low resolutions. Cheers, CaptainVindaloo t c e 19:09, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Both those equipment animations have some sort of benefit. The Gold Castle Wars one have me wearing that Party Hat I never wear and shows the stereotypical elitist outfit, while the Dragon one looks more normal to a RuneScape player, and somewhat stereotypical elitist. However, the Gold Castle Wars one has a sloppier background while the Dragon one is kind of already represented in a Combat image. It's too hard for me to choose.
It would be easier to just keep both, but seeing the crap I went through a year ago, I have a feeling that ain't gonna happen.
Either way, one thing's true: whatever the scenario is, there is bound to be someone attempting to impersonate me with 'em :p. Tarikochi 19:33, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
Oh yea, another thing. I have uploaded all my images onto the RuneScape Wiki, so if you think there are any images that Wikipedia needs, you can find them listed in a category I made. Tarikochi 19:39, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
AAARGH what's happened to wikia?! Speaking of which, I think RSW is GFDL, so we could get any additional images from there, if we needed them. CaptainVindaloo t c e 19:50, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
No idea, but the link works fine to me. All my images in Wikipedia have them at the bottom of the description. Tarikochi 19:58, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Request for help[edit]

I know you're mostly interested in Runescape. But I run into a lot of suspecting sockpuppets lately. I want some opinions other than myself to see if some users' editing behaviour acting like a sockpuppet. Please take a look at Eastman Chemical Company and go to history of the page. Try take a look at the contributions of all those without userpage. It's very supicious that all of them edit only this and solely this article. What is your opinion? A group of interested individuals or an individual using sockpuppets? OhanaUnitedTalk page 01:26, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

I guess we can leave it as it is unless something major happened. Thanks for your help.
Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Awarded to CaptainVindaloo for kindly accepting my request for help. OhanaUnitedTalk page 15:34, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
Have you reported User:Darano for sockpuppetry? OhanaUnitedTalk page 16:06, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
I tried ANI, guess it was missed. He's on AIV at the moment. I'm certain now this is Maplefan, and Maplefan obviously isn't trying to do anything productive. CaptainVindaloo t c e 16:11, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
Er, scratch that, too complex for AIV, back on ANI. CaptainVindaloo t c e 17:09, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

RE: Darano Thread[edit]

I'm glad you've noticed my strict maintenance edits. Thank you for the comments. I've noticed your ANI report, it's very good. Hope it leads to a block! Rudget Contributions 17:10, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Great job, Cap. We get a week off from his POV pushing, again, thanks to you. Now, where did I put that smile... --Jump! Slash! Dash! Ouch! Super Mario SonicBOOM! 12:43, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
I can't take all the credit... 0_0 Cheers, CaptainVindaloo t c e 20:11, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
While that may be so, you WERE the one who made the previous two reports. You deserve something for that. I'm looking for something, don't worry... --Jump! Slash! Dash! Ouch! Super Mario SonicBOOM! 12:41, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
You know what? I'm going to do you one better.
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For your tireless efforts protecting the Runescape and Maplestory articles, and in peticular for helping to keep Maplefan and his various puppets under control, I reward you with this. Jump! Slash! Dash! Ouch! Super Mario SonicBOOM! 15:57, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

You deserve it, really. --Jump! Slash! Dash! Ouch! Super Mario SonicBOOM! 15:57, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
Well, I'm raking in the barnstars lately! Project Arcturus continues as planned. Cheers mate! :-D CaptainVindaloo t c e 16:57, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Uh oh, he's back, I think. [1] OhanaUnitedTalk page 02:53, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

WHOIS shows (the original and best) and (the new improved recipe) as being from two different ISPs. Initially, I'd doubt that a POV pusher would be so determined as to change ISP, but then again, some are. :-\ What really beats me is why we have so much trouble over a computer game. I mean, it's not exactly some controversial facet of politics or religion, is it? CaptainVindaloo t c e 16:57, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
To be honest, I think we may be jumping the gun on this one. From what I take, he's merely asking whether we should do this. I'll go and remove it from the spot it's in, and give it it's own section, then answer. If anything goes awry afterwards, we'll take care of it then. --Jump! Slash! Dash! Ouch! Super Mario SonicBOOM! 15:58, 2 November 2007 (UTC)
Okay, I got that worked out. Now, we wait and see what happens. --Jump! Slash! Dash! Ouch! Super Mario SonicBOOM! 16:25, 2 November 2007 (UTC)
I didn't mean to say "that's definitely Maplefan or I'm a trout". I really don't know. Just have to watch editing patterns and be vigilant; the IP block runs out tomorrow. CaptainVindaloo t c e 18:52, 2 November 2007 (UTC)
Wasn't saying that you were. Anyway, you're right. I hope to get on tomorrow to finally get my sig up to standard, so I'll be on the lookout. --Jump! Slash! Dash! Ouch! Super Mario SonicBOOM! 19:17, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

OhanaUnited's RfA[edit]

RE: MechScape[edit]

Thanks for your kind words, but I think I'll direct my efforts to more suitable venues. I'm a researcher, not a librarian, so Wikipedia doesn't seem to be for me. --RS Ren (talk) 06:24, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Help with a different problem[edit]

Hey Captain Vindaloo, I am having a slight problem with my SWAT 3 game. I was hoping you could help me out. I need the installation code, and I was hoping you could help me. If you can, please make some change to my user page, or send me an e-mail at Thanks in advance. Malomaboy06 (talk) 02:08, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Heh, that's cool! We're alike in more ways than one, I guess...[edit]

I was just looking through your userpage for no big reason, and... you have Aspergers? Same here, to tell the truth. I guess that's why we seem to have similar opinions most of the time... anyway, that's pretty cool to know! ----Jump! Slash! Dash! Ouch! Super Mario SonicBOOM! 20:13, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
Heh, we'll have our own little cabal soon enough. :-) CaptainVindaloo t c e 19:30, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Image:Andrew Gower.jpg[edit]


I feel that anyone could just find a picture of Andrew from the net, then post into Wikipedia, claiming that the photo is their own. Reading Talk:Andrew Gower, I assume that there are photos of him all around the net indeed.

There should be at least a note on who took the picture, if not the picture uploader himself. At the moment, the only descriptions are the dual-license + an obvious summary. I was expecting to see something like where did the image come from.

If in doubt, the source tag may be removed, and I won't object it. But I think that in that case, a discussion should be opened at Image_talk:Andrew Gower.jpg, about what actions should be made in order for the picture to stay in Wikipedia. ~Iceshark7 (talk) 12:13, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Image Issue[edit]

It would be appreciated if you contribute to this discussion regarding the appropriateness of this image. Thanks. Tarikochi 00:41, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

I'll give it some thought. I'm trying to get out of the RS series now, to be honest. I don't need the extra stress it's placing on me (more than an article about a computer game should be able to) at this point in time, unfortunately. It may be better to ask the current contributors. Sorry I took my time responding by the way. I've been on wikibreak due to - in order - christmas, net connection problems, exams and daft timetabling leaving me too tired to edit WP reliably, so I've only been checking in every few days. CaptainVindaloo t c e 20:20, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

I appreciate the consideration. Hope you feel better away from Wikipedia. I know how exactly it could get. Tarikochi 01:11, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
Don't get me wrong, I'm not leaving WP. It's just the high traffic/turnover of the RS pages as well as the constant stream of vandals, trolls and POV pushers are getting me down a bit. I'll be moving onto lower-key projects like SWAT3 and Armed and Dangerous (the shooter I ripped my username off when the first three I tried didn't work >_<). Anyway, back to the image issue, I'll try to be as neutral as possible. WP:PUI is the wrong venue, the image is acknowledged to be unfree and has the appropriate tags and rationales. The image serves the purpose of illustrating the point about customisable avatars, as well as usefully illustrating the general appearance of avatars and the game's graphics in general. The rationale could be reinforced to illustrate this point. However, the animation could really do with being shortened and compressed; at 1.67MB it's a little hefty. It'll take about 4 minutes to download over a 56k dialup connection. Maybe just go through one set of gear? Feel free to copy or link this comment to the PUI debate. Hope this helps, CaptainVindaloo t c e 17:20, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
Unfortunately, I do not have P2P to be able to re-enact it, lol. Thanks for the help though, and good luck on your plans. Tarikochi 00:00, 29 February 2008 (UTC)


Hello CaptainVindaloo, I have granted rollback rights to your account; the reason for this is that after a review of some of your contributions, I believe I can trust you to use rollback correctly by using it for its intended usage of reverting vandalism, and that you will not abuse it by reverting good-faith edits or to revert-war. For information on rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback and Wikipedia:Rollback feature. If you do not want rollback, just let me know, and I'll remove it. Good luck. Acalamari 19:40, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome! :) Good luck. Acalamari 20:24, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

February 2008[edit]

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See actual edit, I was reverting a (probable) vandalbot. CaptainVindaloo t c e 15:19, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

No problem[edit]

You're welcome! I have no tolerance for that kind of vandalism; it just makes me mad :) Okiefromokla questions? —Preceding comment was added at 20:28, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

I have no idea what you're taking about.[edit]

You have accused me of vandalizing a page that I have never to my knowledge been on. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:18, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

That was a while back. Someone else had the IP address you're using now. Don't worry about it. CaptainVindaloo t c e 18:35, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

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Mojo on your talk page[edit]

Oh behave! neuro(talk) 20:25, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Move reverts[edit]

No problem...keep up the vandal fighting on your end too! :P, SpencerT♦C 19:25, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Oh, just as an FYI, I pagemove-protected your User and User talk pages. SpencerT♦C 21:30, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
Moving a page isn't needed to archive a talk page. And you can have a bot do it for you. SpencerT♦C 00:42, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Main Page redesign[edit]

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Another gentle ping from WP:VG[edit]

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Dispute on Talk:Rhode Island Red[edit]

Haha, no problem. And yes, the rooster did seem to really enjoy the whole defense thing--unless there was a dog around, of course. Then it ran. ;) Dictouray (talk) 03:03, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Ferrari F12berlinetta[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 15:56, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2013[edit]


The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter
Volume 6, No. 1 — 1st Quarter, 2013
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Edit war on SWAT 3[edit]

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Continued edit warring on SWAT 3 or any other article may cause you to be blocked without further notice. Toddst1 (talk) 17:58, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Replied on ANI: [2] CaptainVindaloo t c e 18:14, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

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Women in Red World Contest[edit]

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Please attribute or claim media you uploaded or restored: File:RuneScape inverted phat.gif[edit]

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It's okay to remove or strike this message once the issue has been resolved :).

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Replied at User_talk:ShakespeareFan00#Re:_Please_attribute_or_claim_media_you_uploaded_or_restored:_File:RuneScape_inverted_phat.gif. CaptainVindaloo t c e 21:51, 5 July 2018 (UTC)