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Page Protection?

You could ask an admin to help protect your page, which will decrease Spongebob vandalism for you. -WarthogDemon 04:08, 19 November 2006 (UTC)


Glad to be of assistance to you. The apples were very nice. Thanks. And do drop by my talk page if any more vandals trouble you. Cheers! - Aksi_great (talk) 19:59, 25 November 2006 (UTC)


Schools aren't notability, with a few exception most states/counties/cities could just have an article on education. i'm planning to recommend every school on wiki for deletion, unless independently notability. take columbine high, there is an article on the massacre why does the school did one? as a school its not of importance to anyone outside Littleton. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).



Thanks for watching my back and reverting the rather strange addition. It's much appreciated! LittleOldMe 10:33, 27 November 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for reverting and fixing the Naples page. It's a pain, but I guess it's something we have to put up with. I see you play the trombone. So do I. I put up some stuff on Robert Marsteller and Eje Thelin some months ago. Anyway, cheers from Naples. Jeffmatt 16:45, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Naples & Trombone

Yes, I'm interested when I have the time. The page looks pretty good, as you say. The lists are kind of loused up, though. List_of_classical_trombonists has Tommy Dorsey in it, for example. Those things are easily fixable with a little effort. Jeffmatt 07:14, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

You helped choose Cactus as this week's WP:AID winner

Thank you for your support of the Article Improvement Drive.
This week Cactus was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help.

MER-C 03:20, 3 December 2006 (UTC)


Hey Dar-Ape, I just noticed you dropped me a review - how thoughtful of you! Yeah, I'm terribly lazy with edit summaries, even though I think I leave one for every edit I make. I guess that's what happens when you're trying to do RCP too quickly. It's a good point, I honestly didn't realise it was a problem, so I'll try my best to work on it. Thanks again, and thanks also for the vote of encouragement :) Cheers, riana_dzasta 03:49, 5 December 2006 (UTC)


Hello Jrockley! This is a bit of a belated request, but I haven't been on for the last couple of days. Thank you for uploading a new version of Image:Edit Summary-2.png with a cleartype enabled screenshot. However, I am concerned that this image is a little too wide to fit on pages such as Help:Edit summary, and (at least on my browser) shrinking the image makes the text small, fuzzy, and difficult to read. Would you mind editing the image to make the horizontal bar not quite as long in the horizontal direction? I would do it myself but it would not be cleartype. Thank you in advance for your help with this, Dar-Ape 18:46, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

No probs. How's this do it for ya? - Jack (talk) 06:29, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

About my cactus fact

Well, I did learn in third grade that a saguaro cactus's roots do spread out to 28 feet. I forgot that this only applies for the saguaro. I did some reasearch outside wiki and found this [] link that talks about the saguaro cactus. It said that a saguaro's roots can stretch out to the saguar's height.

Lemon Leung 08:28, 10 December 2006 (UTC)


Adminmop-no.png - Hello Dar-Ape! I want to thank you for taking time to comment in my recent request for adminship. Though it didn't succeed, I value everyone's opinion, and hope to use the descriptions of the neutral and oppose votes to improve. TeckWizTalkContribs@ 22:40, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Health Wiki Research

A colleague and I are conducting a study on health wikis. We are looking at how wikis co-construct health information and create communities. We noticed that you are a frequent contributor to Wikipedia on health topics.

Please consider taking our survey here.

This research will help wikipedia and other wikis understand how health information is co-created and used.

We are from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The project was approved by our university research committee and members of the Wikipedia Foundation.

Thanks, --Sharlene Thompson 19:36, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

(Comment from user

I would simply like to say that this person doesn't have a sense of humour.

I am nominating you

Dar-Ape I have praised you at your Editor review, and so have others. You are a well known editor who branches out everywhere over wikipedia. We have talked briefly about this earlier and I personally think that it is time. Simply I think that you are good enough for these tools. — SeadogTalk 19:29, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
Okay, good luck thank you for accepting. Cheers. — SeadogTalk 01:22, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
Just a question: Why does this say to contact me? I know the RfA is over but I was browsing and noticed it. Funny, that. --teh tennisman 03:01, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
 :-) I had just assumed it was a mistake, but I don't really know. Dar-Ape 03:05, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
It is :p, sorry I never got back to you about your failed RFA. I still have trust in you and I think that down the road you will make for a great candidate. — Arjun 19:33, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Your RfA

Hey Dar-Ape. Please don't be discouraged about your RfA... Keep doing a great job and I'm sure that you'll find overwhelming support next time. Count on me for anything that you might need. :-) Best regards.--Húsönd 00:06, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Review Request

Hi Dar-Ape,

Was writing up a review at Wikipedia:Editor review/Dar-Ape 2 when I noticed you just had a RfA. Can you either remove review, or note the RfA and that you still want feedback. Catch me on my talk page if want more info. Cheers Lethaniol 23:44, 19 December 2006 (UTC)



Thanks for telling me the correct way for setting up a editors review.Merry christmas!--§Sir James Paul<<--wikiholic§ 01:23, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Edit Count page

Thanks for moving that - hadn't realised i'd put it in the main space. WikiGull 08:04, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Reply from T-borg

Gee, thanks for pointing that out, Dar-Ape. I didn't even take the time to see the template's page and look for notes, regarding its use. So, thanks. I trust you as a more experienced editor, as I myself have been editing only since December last year. Atleast I learned something new ;). --May the Edit be with you, always. T-borg (drop me a line) 12:56, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Regarding the HowtoTalk template

Dar-Ape, if you feel that the subject template has been used where it may be inappropriate, feel free to delete it. My feelings won't be hurt.

However, I would like to explain that my thinking is that: it is easier to start a discussion page off on the right foot than it is to reform it after the page has become a jumbled mess. I joined Wikipedia in Jan. 2006 and I remember how badly I used discussion pages because no one bothered to instruct me on the correct methods.

Once again, please feel free to delete it where you think it should be deleted. Happy Holidays and regards, - mbeychok 05:40, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

My RfA

Thank you for participating in my RfA, which did not succeed and was closed early at 2/10/9. I am not discouraged, however, and will use the experience to improve my skills until a later date when I may succeed. Yuser31415 20:39, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, and May the Edit be with you, always. T-borg (drop me a line) 19:41, 24 December 2006 (UTC)



Thanks for the wishes Dar-ape, Cheers! — Arjun 20:51, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Your greeting

Chocolate chip cookies.jpg

Thanks Dar-Ape! However, I'm guessing a few users like me aren't Christian, so I removed your greeting. Maybe (as in, if you want) consider a greeting saying happy holidays. Respond here. TeckWizTalkContribs@ 21:06, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

My apologies for that blunder. A most sincere happy holidays, then, and thank you for letting me know. Please accept these non-holiday-tethered cookies instead. Cheers, Dar-Ape 21:12, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
Happy holidays to you too :) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by TeckWiz (talkcontribs) 21:15, 24 December 2006 (UTC).

Re. Merry Christmas

Iced christmas cake.jpg

Thanks for wishing me a Merry Xmas (and for the congrats as well). :-) Here, have some Christmas cake and have a great holiday season. Merry Xmas! Best regards,--Húsönd 22:18, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas!!!! and happy holidays! -hotspot (come say hi) 24 December 2006 (UTC)

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Hi, thanks for offering to “adopt” me! I wanted to know where to find templates for putting at the top of articles, such as the NPOV dispute and nomination for quick deletion, etc. that I've seen before. Thanks again! --Bouncy 01:41, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

(Comment from

its not for humour, i just want to annoy. you think i wanna be funny asshole? screw you —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

Asher, Jr.

Hi There! Thanks for your message, it's always nice to hear from a editor of Wikipedia. Did I do something wrong? Or, was it just a welcome message? Asher, Jr. 03:28, 26 December 2006 (UTC)


Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
For reverting that vandalism on my userpage. Thank you very much. Yuser31415 03:30, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
Cheers! My pleasure! Happy Christmas! Yuser31415 03:41, 26 December 2006 (UTC)


I had no idea that linking to an rfa from one's userpage was frowned upon. In my experience it has been common practice. Was there a centralized discussion on this somewhere that I missed? If I erred, I'll gladly take the notice down—so far the only user's I've had contact with before who have commented on my rfa have been one's who I've had disagreements with in the past! savid@n 18:56, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

If you don't mind, then, I think I'm going to leave it. The biggest flaw in rfa's seems to be that people vote without seriously reviewing a user's contributions or history. User's finding themself on my talk page would have at least anecodtal experience dealing with me—either positively or negatively—and thus, I feel, be slightly more qualified to participate. savid@n 19:55, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Re:Removing content

the changes were intended —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bole2 (talkcontribs).

Clay Center High School

I've created one of the pages. The reason for creating them was to keep people not familer with Wikipedia from creating them in the wrong place. Also, the lists are quite useful even without the pages attached. However, in this case, only having two I could see just placing the other one at the top and deleting the main page.--Rayc 05:07, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

My Request for Adminship

Dar-Ape/Archive 2

Thanks for your support on my successful Request for Adminship (final result 78 Support /0 Oppose / 1 Neutral) I have now been entrusted with the mop, bucket and keys. I will be slowly acclimating myself to my new tools over the next months. I am humbled by your kind support and would certainly welcome any feedback on my actions. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Once again, many thanks and happy new year! All the best, Asteriontalk 15:56, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to VandalProof!

Thank you for your interest in VandalProof, Dar-Ape! You have now been added to the list of authorized users, so if you haven't already, simply download and install VandalProof from our main page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any other moderator, or you can post a message on the discussion page. Betacommand (talkcontribsBot) 16:50, 27 December 2006 (UTC)


Hey, I have a massive amount of userboxes, which I organized in a table, but I want to move them to the right side of my userpage to make it look a little tidier. Could you tell me how to do that? --Bouncy 22:19, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Happy New Years

Happy New Year to you too. I've been taking a little break from the computer for the holidays, but I should be back in full force in a while (school starts, after all, I'm going to need some way to procrastinate!). —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bighoopearrings (talkcontribs) 17:34, 2 January 2007 (UTC).

Question for RfA

Regarding your question at RfA, sorry for that I put the wrong numbers. The edit counts (1750) was for another inactive account. For Smcafirst though, there are only 1512 edits to this minute. Thank you.

-- Smcafirst is Glad to serve you, click hereSign hereChit-Chat with meWhat I give at 22:48, 2 January 2007 (UTC)


All it is is a joke. If you log out and try to edit it works the same as before. The templates that are put up by admins dont block you, its the special button that they have that does it. Because if any one could put up a template and block many people would have already done so. --Darkest Hour $$$$ 20:56, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Your note

It looks like someone just having a laugh, not a serious comment. SlimVirgin (talk) 21:24, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

My editor review

Thanks a lot for reviewing me. I'll keep your words in mind as I go along. It's kind of embarrasing that my civility slip-up got noticed, though... the comment that provoked that response kind of struck a nerve. Cheers, PTO 23:09, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Editor review kudos

Thanks again for your comments, and if there's anything you can do to help out, by all means! Cwolfsheep 00:38, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for the welcome!

Have a good one. Joel Jimenez 04:04, 6 January 2007 (UTC)


For the kudos. Kudos back at you! —Wknight94 (talk) 03:43, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

My Request for Adminship

Thanks for contributing to my RfA! Thank you for your support in my my RfA, which passed with a tally of 117/0/1. I hope that my conduct as an admin lives up to the somewhat flattering confidence the community has shown in me. Please don't hesitate to leave a message on my talk page should you need anything or want to discuss something with me. And a (late) happy new year to you too!--Nilfanion (talk) 16:21, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Re: User talk:

Welcome, and thank you for experimenting with the page Aliyah on Wikipedia! Your test worked, and thank you for reverting or removing it yourself. The best way to do tests in the future would be to use the sandbox. You can look at these pages as well: how to edit a page, the tutorial, and how to write a great article. All of these pages are good places to start. Again, welcome, and I hope that you will like Wikipedia. Dar-Ape 22:40, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

I was actually removing someone's dumbass valentine from the Aliyah page and I had to blank it temporarily. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).
I have replied on user's talk. Dar-Ape


Re: Thanks for the contact! If you compare the version before you edited the article to the current version by you in its history, there are no changes, so I'm not exactly sure what you were trying to remove. (You might find this useful, which shows you how to revert pages without blanking them temporarily.) Cheers, Dar-Ape 23:10, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

It was strange. It said, "Aliyah is the prettiest girl...." on the page, but it didn't have it anywhere in the Edit page so I blanked it and pasted the content back in and it got rid of the thing. Doesn't make any sense to me, but it worked. 00:05, 10 January 2007 (UTC)


Hey, thanks so much for supporting my recent RFA. A number of editors considered that I wasn't ready for the mop yet and unfortunately the RFA did not succeed (69/26/11). There are a number of areas which I will be working on (including changing my username) in the next few months in order to allay the fears of those who opposed my election to administrator.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for your support over the past week. I've been blown away by the level of interest taken in my RFA and appreciate the time and energy dedicated by all the editors who have contributed to it, support, oppose and neutral alike. I hope to bump into you again soon and look forward to serving you and Wikipedia in any way I can. Cheers! The Rambling Man 18:53, 11 January 2007 (UTC) (the non-admin, formerly known as Budgiekiller)

My Sig Book

Are you saying I'm doing too much recently or what with your comment? seriously, I cannot take a Wikibreak. I try, then I just come back. So if that's what you want, well, sorry! Haha, anyway, all I'm doing is what I want to do. Peace- --tennisman sign here! 21:13, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Oh, wow, I didn't mean it like that. I was just curious whether you meant your statement in jest, I didn't need you to go through an entire paragraph in response! Thank you, though, and all is well! --tennisman sign here! 22:21, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
Although since you're here, I was wondering if you had any idea why the Pic of the Day template isn't working on my page? If you know about that sort of stuff...--tennisman sign here! 22:25, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks!--tennisman sign here! 22:38, 11 January 2007 (UTC)


Hi there,

As a current Adopter with the Adopt-a-User program there has been some ongoing developments that we would like to bring to your attention.

A new Adopter's Area has been created where you can find useful resources and other Adopter's experiences. Please feel free to add any resources you may have found useful as an Adopter, as well as recount any experiences that you think may help others. If you know of any useful resources for new users / Adoptees then you can add them here.

Also the way the adoption process works has changed slightly. To decrease workload at Category:Wikipedians seeking to be adopted in Adopt-a-user, on offering adoption please change the {{Adoptme}} template to {{Adoptoffer}} on the user's user page, and this will add the user to Category:Wikipedians having been offered adoption. Users that have already been offered adoption can always have a second or third offer, but by separating out those users that have not had an adoption offer yet, it is hoped that no one will go lacking.

Furthermore numerous Adopters have been adding their details to a list of users available for adopting, to offer a more personalised service and allow new users to browse through and pick their own Adopter. The quickest way to adopt though, is still to contact users at the Category:Wikipedians seeking to be adopted in Adopt-a-user.

Finally - thanks for all your hard work, keep it up - and if you have any general questions or suggestions about the further development of Wikipedia:Adopt-a-User please bring them to our talk page. Cheers Lethaniol 13:50, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

Another My RfA.

Thanks. Someday, perhaps. Someday. I'm just to busy right now. --Saint-Paddy 03:29, 14 January 2007 (UTC)


NO hablo ingles —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

Thanks for your support

--Yannismarou 20:31, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

As you set out for Ithaka, hope the voyage is long
Knowledge is your destiny, but don't ever hurry the journey
May there be many summer mornings when
With what pleasure and joy, you come into harbors seen for the first time

Don't expect Ithaka to make you rich. Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey
And, if I, one of your fellow-travellers, can offer something
To make this journey of yours even more fascinating and enjoyable
This is my assistance with anything I can help.

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Random Smiley

User:Pedia-I/SmileyAward2 Jerry lavoie 07:30, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Possible small improvement

Hello again, Rich! I noticed that little while ago SmackBot dated a {{mergeinto}} template for December, but the merge tag was actually added in September. I don't know if it is possible for the bot to go through page histories to see when a tag was added, and I also realize that even if this is possible it may be more effort than it's worth. However, I just wanted to make you aware of this in case any improvement can be made. Thanks, Dar-Ape 00:42, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, I am aware. I've used a mixture of approaches, in this case, as I recall, deriving the date from the irregular database dumps. Once a backlog is dated, of course, it is then simple to keep up, only mis-dating articles right at the month boundary (which is not a big deal). Rich Farmbrough, 11:58 28 January 2007 (GMT).
Okay. Keep up the great work with your bot, Dar-Ape 02:42, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Wesley Robert Dean attack

Thanks for your help in getting Wesdeanridesagain and his sockpuppets deleted. Wake 03:10, 29 January 2007 (UTC)