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Can you explain why you deleted my article on Steve Elson (I am not him).

Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by Duffaboy (talkcontribs)

My reply delldot talk 20:26, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Your Comments on Steve Elson

Many thanks for your Explaination, I have no plans to re-edit the article (even though it is correct) and fully understand your reasons and agree with them. On another note did you delete the entry for the Band Broken Engliah who Steve fronted. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Duffaboy (talkcontribs) 22:05, 13 March 2007 (UTC).


I can hardly see why i must change my name because the root is the same as the founder of this site. I understand obviously it is the same word but if someone cannot identify the 3 digits at the end they should not be on this site in all honestly. I understand your concern and i thank you for it. However i do not plan to be that actively involved on this site so i am choosing not to change it unless i am forced to. Thank you, Jimbo246

My reply delldot talk 23:13, 13 March 2007 (UTC)


I'm an active editor on the wiki for an mmorpg, so I know what to look for! Have some time to kill, so trawling recent changes seemed like a good use of time! Thanks for the encouragement, glad to be appreciated! --Samtheboy 01:34, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for those links, I'm sure they will come in handy for anti-vandalising! --Samtheboy 01:39, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Grand L. Bush

Hi, Delldot,

I'm attempting to embed a photo file in said article but another file keeps overriding it. The file I'm trying to insert is copyrighted and I don't know which tag to use. Please advise. Thanks.

37Celcius 04:05, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Grand L. Bush


You've been a terrific teacher...just wanted you to know that. Please let me know why the external links to "Hair" and "Lethal Weapon" fail to keep. Thanks.

37Celcius 04:12, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Grand L. Bush

I don't understand why some of my ext. links choose to disappear. {{HELP ME}}

37Celcius 06:14, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

My reply to this and above two comments delldot talk 13:43, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Vandalization Code

Where did you get the code you inserted on User talk: Is there a way like the signature for doing it shorthand, or did you have to type that? -Mike Payne 06:59, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

NMDA receptors

Hi, thanks for the kind note. I am a grad student and my thesis project is about the GluR3 subtype of AMPA receptors. I also work on the GluR2 subtype. I could add more specific and neat stuff about these receptors, and would be really glad to use your help since I am new in the wikipedia community. all the best, Sciencepixie 15:04, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 22:41, 15 March 2007 (UTC)



It was SO GOOD to hear back from you. I wish you could see the big smile on my face! As far as the article is concerned, I am able to remove myself fully to maintain a keen sense of objectivity (as I have done throughout a decades-long career as a journalist). You've been a terrific guide in this regard and I've been particularly careful to attribute everthing mentioned to a source. Nothing is flowered or biased. I trust you agree. I thank you always for your continued support.

37Celcius 04:07, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush needs to be categorized


Please categorize the article. I don't know how to do it. Thanks. Hope all is well.

37Celcius 04:50, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 13:42, 19 March 2007 (UTC)


Sorry, only just seen your review of my account, thanks for your guidelines and tips. I see what you mean in the points you have mentioned and will attempt to alter my editing 'career' in a better way. Many thanks again, Dsims209 18:33, 19 March 2007 (UTC)


How did you establish the archiving at the top of this page? Is it done manually or with a bot? I like it and would like to use it on my talk page if possible... -Mike Payne 20:18, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 22:22, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

P.G. pictures

Just to update you, I sent the request for release of the pictures with your information to my friend and I am awaiting a response back. When I get it, I will email it to you. Thanks for your patience, I really hope we can use them somehow because the pictures really show how real and painful this can be. --Crohnie 20:33, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 21:49, 2 April 2007 (UTC)


sure. i'll change it. didn't even think about it. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Blackkkk (talkcontribs) 23:03, 20 March 2007 (UTC).

My reply delldot talk 21:49, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Grand L. Bush


Fethers removed photos from this article, citing incorrectly licensed copyright. Which tag do I utilize if a corporation owns the image? Thank you.

37Celcius 03:27, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 21:49, 2 April 2007 (UTC)


Thank you, Delldot. I will gain permission from those entities and then re-submit. Your human assistance is always appreciated.

37Celcius 21:19, 22 March 2007 (UTC)


Hey delldot, thanks for the support on my RFA, it made it! Cheers SGGH 20:45, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 21:49, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
No, your advice helped me to pass the RFA, I owe you :) SGGH 22:10, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Xtreme vandal

i am totally sorry. But blocking people because of their username?:-)XVreturns 19:01, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 21:49, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Just wanted to tell you that i'm doing my best to fight vandalism.XVreturns 20:58, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 21:49, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

well think about it: vandalise pages and get your account blocked, Then you try it with an IP and that gets blocked. Whats the point if your just gonna be blocked in the end?XVreturns 22:09, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 22:16, 2 April 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for the talk page revert! Cheers, Slac speak up! 05:05, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Granoff Article

Dear Delldot,

Thanks for your detailed message. I was busy lately, but will get to work on the article as soon as I can.

Cheers, Noremainder 03:02, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 21:49, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

User page

Thanks for the revert. Wish they knew how to spell it should have been Pikachu. Should the fact they don't actually have a penis be included in the article or is it original reasearch do you think. Cheers. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 14:09, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

My contributions

Do you think i should worry if around 1/10 of my edts are on WA? Simply south 17:12, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 21:49, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
Oops, not quite what i meant. Wrong one. I'm meaning Word Association (the game, not the article). Simply south 21:28, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
My reply delldot talk 21:49, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Spanish Wikipedia

Hi, just telling you that I've replied to the message you left for me on the Spanish Wikipedia. Sorry it took me a couple of weeks to see it - I spend most of my time over here, and only log on to es.wikipedia occasionally (probably I should do so more often, para practicar mi español). Walton Vivat Regina! 19:06, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Replied on es. delldot talk 21:49, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Need Some Help!

how do i put that "this page is a stub" sign on a page i made? I really need to improve on it, but i'm not so good at editing...--SlowZaf 03:28, 31 March 2007 (UTC)SlowZaf

My reply delldot talk 21:49, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Re: Thanks

No prob, I'm glad to help out. Have a nice week! --Ann Stouter 02:05, 3 April 2007 (UTC)


Thank you for your kindness, I very much appreciate that. I like to leave nice notes and be available to the author, because I knew when I first started at Wikipedia I didn't know what I was doing, and other users would just shove rules in my face, so I know how they feel!! :)--Runningcupcake03 02:20, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 02:25, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
Thank you!--Runningcupcake03 15:51, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

My Userpage

Thanks for reverting the page blanking of my userpage. Much appreciated! G Donato (talk to me...) 20:12, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Warning Users

How Would I go about warning a user? This user constantly vandalizes pages on Wikipedia.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Daboss94 (talkcontribs)

My reply delldot talk 19:52, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Alot

Thanks alot, Im just going to keep my eye out for the vandal. He keeps screwing with the Coca-Cola page

Daboss94 05:33, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 19:52, 11 April 2007 (UTC) Vandalism

Can you please do something with that 'user' IP I know it's a shared address and Boeing will not do anything on abuse report, most probably. But his [its] contributions are most annoying like the one at Hell page I've just deleted :( Thank you. Smidra 16:25, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 19:52, 11 April 2007 (UTC)


I cannot remember many but one which comes to mind was a small one over whether Kings Cross, London was a suburb or district but finally settled on area. This took place on Kings Cross. It starts from here and ends here. Please review. Simply south 18:33, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 19:46, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
Well not much discussion but a lot of reversion and really just clarification on what a district and suburb are. Just look at the later versions after the first link. I suppose for discussion look at User_talk:MRSC/Archive_3#King.27s_Cross_Disambiguation and User_talk:Simply_south/March_to_August_2006_archive#Kings_Cross_suburb?. Simply south 20:03, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
My reply delldot talk 19:46, 11 April 2007 (UTC)


How would u like 2 adopt my user Danny_20000?

dwilliams 05:36, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 15:42, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Just stopping by to say hi!

I just want to let you know I am taking it slowly with editing and learning slowly. I will get back to my friend about the pictures again, he got sick so I didn't want to bother him. Take care and enjoy the weekend. --Crohnie 21:26, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 19:52, 11 April 2007 (UTC)


I would 2 help out with categorizing please and be taught how 2. dwilliams 22:15, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 15:41, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Timothy Maude

Thanks for your help and the changes, I'll look at it in more detail tomorrow, I've been working on the article all day so I'm pretty worn out. Thanks again :)

Timothy Maude is good then for the article, but I notice that if I search for Richard Myers or General Myers they both go to the right article. I'm wondering how to do that?

My reply delldot talk 15:41, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Question about "Recent Changes"

I was looking at the Recent Changes page, reverting some vandalism, and I saw some green / red numbers next to people's names and IPs. I'm guessing this is something like karma, meaning that if its - and red, it's someone who has vandalized before, if so, is there anything I am supposed to do other than just undoing the change if its a vandalism to get that number up or down for the editor? Jc4p 06:43, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 23:44, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Follow up on Recent Changes

Ok, I understand the red/green thing now, thanks. Also, yes, I do have IRC infact I have a client open 24/7, what is the irc info for the channel where the bots report? Thanks for the hints and help by the way. Jc4p 14:39, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Edit: Nevermind, I found the link to the IRC on the page you linked me to. Jc4p 14:41, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 23:44, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

transilating articles

how do i make a page be able to transilate in diff languages? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by SlowZaf (talkcontribs) 00:05, 13 April 2007 (UTC).


For reverting unwanted changes in my UserPage!!! --ometzit<col> 01:21, 16 April 2007 (UTC)


thats ok. thant was written about me anyway. stuff gets around the school like wild fire so its good to get rid of it and also it makes the site look untidy. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dimbulah (talkcontribs) 01:15, 17 April 2007 (UTC).


Hi Delldot,

Long time, no talk. Hope everything is good with you.

Here's a situation I'm in, and I wanted your suggestion on handling it.

The two articles I've contributed so far each concern a different database management system software product. I work for the company that produces each of these software products. I know you're not supposed to plug your commercial product, but I think I've done a good job presenting factual, unbiased articles on two pieces of software that are "out there" being used by a lot of professional developers in industry, and which are notable for various technical reasons. Many other software product with similar levels of notability in our category (database management systems) are the subjects of articles. To me, this is quite different from getting on Wikipedia and promoting a new brand of cornflakes that has no history or standing.

Here's the prob. There is a template at the bottom of every article in our category, the {{databases}} template. When I published the articles, I added each product to that template.

In the last couple weeks, a couple Wikipedians have gotten together to decide which products in the category are, and aren't, notable enough to stay in the template. And, they kicked one of my articles off.

Here's the rub -- one of the principal critics works in the SQL Server database management system software group at Microsoft -- SQL Server being one of the products that remains in that template. It doesn't seem quite kosher, a person making a supposed "editorial" decision that in fact enhances the visibility of a product in which he has a vested interest (by reducing the overall number of entries in the template, the remaining ones stand out more prominently).

Is there any governing body of Wikipedia to whom I can plead my case? It seems to me this individual should not be making decisions regarding competitors?



Ted nw 02:53, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Removing an "Unreferenced" tag

Hi Dell,

Someone tagged an article I wrote, stating that certain claims needed References. I have gone in and added References.

I'm wondering, should I just remove that tag? Or is there some protocol to be followed, like contacting the individual who placed the tags there first?

The article is Perst.


Ted nw 04:06, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

My reply to this and above comment delldot talk 16:56, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Grand L Bush

  • CAPCOM, INC. has granted permission to embed "Balrog" image. An email was sent to "permissions-en@"
  • Photographer Albert Ortega's agent has granted permission to embed the image of Bush on the red carpet. An email was sent to "

I am awaiting permission from MGM/United Artists regarding permission to embed "Licence to Kill" and "Colors" images. A request was emailed to the Licensing Department on March 23, 2007.

37Celcius 04:34, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Just saying, "Hi!"

We haven't communicated in a while. You're in my thoughts. Have a great day.

37Celcius 04:48, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

My reply to this and above comment delldot talk 16:56, 17 April 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for the feedback on COI. I'm just wondering, does someone "own" a particular article or template -- that is, by virtue of creating it or through some other means, so that they have the final say regarding what changes will be made? Or does a person gain authority re. editorial changes by virtue of being an Administrator?Ted nw 16:28, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

My Answer delldot talk 20:43, 18 April 2007 (UTC)


What? I don't recall making any edits to any articles recently, and especially not on the colon. I'm sick and tired to being accussed of "editing" that I didn't do.—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

My reply delldot talk 23:44, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Reply to Checking back in

Yeah, I go in the irc channel every day or so. Jc4p 23:58, 18 April 2007 (UTC)


HI—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) delldot talk

Hi yourself! delldot talk 16:48, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Editor review/Anthony cfc

Hey; I noticed you've done an excellent review at Editor Review, and I was wondering if you could offer a review when you have a minute?

anthony[review] 20:32, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Done. delldot talk 17:54, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

...vis: User talk:Anthony cfc#Wikipedia:Editor review/Anthony cfc 3...
Done, let me know what you think or if you want more specifics. Peace, delldot talk 17:46, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

I've posted a reply; would there be any chance of one from you on that page? anthony[review] 20:00, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

My RfA

Hi Delldot, just letting you know that I passed RfA this week. The final score was 68/12/8. I wanted to thank you, because I wouldn't have got to this stage without following the advice you gave me back in January. Thanks! Walton Vivat Regina! 15:50, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Your user page

I reverted vandalism on it. ;) --Pupster21 Talk To Me 23:36, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! delldot talk 01:05, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

How does one give the last warning?

How and when do you give a vandal a last warning? Sockettome 16:09, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

I have to sit down and digest the warning stuff. In the mean time, you might want to warn: Sockettome 16:49, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
The warning templates ({{uw-v1}} ) seem generic, yet I see most warnings are very specific: they include the name of the article, the date, etc. Is this the best template to use or is there a way to pass parameters to the template? thanks Sockettome 10:26, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)


Hi there. Thanks for your welcome messgae - much appreciated. As you can guess, I'm still finding my way around Wikipedia, but I'm improving. I hope my input is useful as this should be such a great resource.


BTW, Yes - well spotted. I am an osteopath, who also has a PhD. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Davwillev (talkcontribs) [My reply] delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

New page about a person

Hi. Can you advise me how to start a new page on a person. The person i want to create a page for is John Devaney. He is a unique business man and a generous philanthropist that should have a page. The New York Times wrote a cover story on him last week. Here is the link: Here is another article written about him a while ago: here is a picture of him and his wife online:

If you can advise me on how to start a page for someone i wanted to start a page for him. Thanks! Seanwolfington 05:59, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

The article you are putting together

I just want you to know I have you on my watchlist and I am impressed at the hard work you are doing. I am going on vacation Friday and will be back late Monday night but if after that I can help I would love to.

Sorry for not following up on the pictures. I promise to do that sometime next week. I am involved in my first mediation, which is not going too well unfortunately. The mediator has taken it to email which is totally confusing right now for me with how it will work this way. Just for the record though, I don't think I did anything wrong. I hope you still are my mentor. I know I haven't talked to you in awhile but you have been very busy and I have had some wonderful editors help me with policies and questions. The link is [[1]] Thanks, and I'll talk to you on the flip side of my vacation to the Bahamas. Oh my son and I was in an accident on Sunday, a car t-boned us and was going fast enough to push us into another car in front of us. We are doing better though. I plan on going horse back riding, against dr orders, but I figure I am sore already so what's the different? I only have muscle soreness. You take care.--Crohnie 19:39, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)


My first edit reverted?

Aside from that, I wasn't removing content. A seesaw isn't woodworking equipment, as it was labeled in the article. I merely removed information that was not pertinent. - Two-Sixteen.11.222.21 18:06, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On 28 April, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article traumatic aortic rupture, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--Carabinieri 11:10, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Grand L Bush Images

Permission has been granted for usage of "Colors" and "Licence to Kill" images as per MGM/UA. Email verification containing pertinent contact information has been forwarded to Have a great evening. 37Celcius 05:38, 29 April 2007 (UTC)


... about the bad revert :) – Riana 18:07, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

No worries ;) delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)



Why was this image deleted? An email validating copyright permission was sent to The photographer's agent okayed having it embedded in the "Grand L. Bush" article. Please respond. Thanks.

37Celcius 20:14, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)


Thanks, Delldot. I'm confused, too. I will once again email permissions-en with the validated email with a cc to the deletion dept. The copyright owner is a pap and is represented by an agent who gave me approval for fair use as it is a wire image. The pap's contact info is also included in the approval email. Good to speak with you again! 37Celcius 21:48, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Vandalism to your user page

I just wanted to let you know that I reverted three vandalism edits by to your user page. Other than that, happy editing! +A.0u 04:38, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

...and Rainbow7180 reverted two more. +A.0u 04:41, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)


Hi, Can you explain why you undid my revision to Mumbai?

My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
Its ok, no worries. Lots of vandalism ryt now prolly because the rest of the world is sleeping while America is awake. lol pz. Nikkul 13:35, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

I need your advice please

I did a revert on the Larry Sanger article and apparently it is an administrator who put the information in and didn't like the revert. He put a test 1 warning on my talk page and warnings on a few other editors who also reverted the same information. I did the edit in good faith and put my reasons for the revert so I don't understand the uncivil behavior esp. if this person is supposed to be an administrator. He is really rude. I won't be going back there because I don't do uncivil but I would like to know how to handle something like this that was unprovoked. I only reverted once, others also reverted and explained why they were reverting. He insisted we are vandals and continued to revert back to what he wants in the article. How do I handle something like this and can I delete the warning from my talk page since it was unprovoked and unnecessary. He didn't even make a comment about my edit other than the warning. Thanks, off to bed for me.--Crohnie 00:02, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Just want to update the situation. A couple of nice editors that saw what was going on helped me out and one even cleared up the mess of the template on my talk page for me. I think everything is ok now. I have to admit though that I still find it very concerning if this person that was attacking for no reasons is really and administrator though. No one was being rude and was explaining their edits except for this person. Do the administrators get checks and balances on power behavior like this? Now I am just curious, not upset. I should have stepped back last night like I usually do until a fresh day but oh well, I guess I'm not perfect.  ;) Thanks,--Crohnie 12:07, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for taking the time to respond. Yes I apparently hit an edit war going on. I thought of contacting the administrator but found out from the talk page and then going to other's talk pages and comments on mine about this editor was probably not going to be constructive in anyway so I decided against doing anymore than what I did. I appreciate you explaining that he/she doesn't have more power over an article because I wasn't sure if I was indeed acting improperly without knowing it. Anyways, thanks, I am not worried about anything and probably over reacted a bit do to being tired and not feeling well. Have a good day! --Crohnie 16:12, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for reverting vandalism at my user and talk pages

Hi, thanks for reverting the vandal who was defacing my user and talk pages. ElinorD (talk) 21:13, 6 May 2007 (UTC)


Hi, Delldot,

I am currently penning an article titled "Conrad L. Raiford." I followed the "For other persons named Conrad Laurel Raiford, see Conrad Laurel Raiford (disambiguation)" tag and discovered no disambiguation. How do I remove the tag? Hope all is well.

Sharon Dahlonega 01:22, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)



I attempted to substitute a very outdated article about third orders--but it keeps reverting.

As a tertiary myself with a degree in the Theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville where did my thesis on Third Orders, I would like the new article which takes into account the way the Church views third orders today ( as well as the changes in the Code of Canon Law from 1983--which defines their nature) to stand. The old one is very much out of date. Please assist in this matter. I also have contributed to a published work (in Rome-Krakow) regarding a particular Third Order.

I an new to Wikipedia.


Kevin R. Lay. O.SS.T.,Ter.

Erasmus3 14:45, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks --I am new to this. So for now I added stuff at the end.

Erasmus3 15:03, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

User Names


I changed back my username because I was having a difficult time logging in with the other one for some reason. I blame gremlins. (smile) I will likely return to the other username when I figure out how to shift the gears. I was running out of patience and time.

Y was kind enough to assist me with the "Conrad L. Raiford" article. The editor, however, wants me to stop editing because of a possible conflict of interest. I explained that I am an accomplished and learned journalist and have been under your direction. Y wanted to know if Raiford was notable. Delldot, there have been many, many articles written about him:

  • One of only six African-American police officers recruited in 1946 by a then all-white Greensboro, North Carolina police department.
  • Played for the Homestead Grays in the historic National Negro Baseball League
  • 1971 A&T State University Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
  • As a bail bondsman during the civil rights movement, he often came to the rescue of Rev. Jessie Jackson

His articles are archived by the Greensboro Daily News and Record and the Carolina Peacemaker. I was in the process of retrieving them. The first ref I noted was not only an obit, but a compilation of many articles authored Jim Schlosser of the Greensboro Daily News and Record.

I would like to continue adding to the article under your tutelage since you and I have already worked together. Is that possible?

I've missed communicating with you. Hope all is well.

Sharon Dahlonega 16:59, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Defender of Wikipedia

WikiDefender Barnstar.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
Presented to Delldot whose stalwart efforts helps keep Wikipedia resilient to vandals, spammers and trolls. Much gratitude! -- Levine2112 discuss 23:44, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

in regards to Sonic HedgeHog

Hi, this is Kitra101, the guy who did the spinal cord additions. Just to give you some info, here it is:

There is a signal transduction pathway involving a protein ligand named Hedgehog which is involved in the Hedgehog signal transduction pathway thought to be crucial to fruit fly development.

Later, another pathway was found and is crucial to human nervous system development. It was similar to that of Hedgehog, so to show that some scientists keep up with modern times and have a sense of humor, the discovers called it Sonic Hedgehog! Here is the link to the sonic hedgehog gene page:

Most importantly, here is the official WIKI info:


The hedgehog gene (hh) was first identified in the classic Heidelberg screens of Eric Wiechaus and Christiane Nusslein-Volhard, as published in 1978. These screens, which led to their both winning the Nobel Prize in 1995, identified genes that control the segmentation pattern of Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) embryos. The hh loss of function mutant phenotype causes the embryos to be covered with denticles (small pointy projections), much like a hedgehog.

Investigations aimed at finding a hedgehog equivalent in mammals revealed three homologous genes. The first two discovered, desert hedgehog and Indian hedgehog, were named for species of hedgehogs, while sonic hedgehog was named after Sega's video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. In zebrafish, the orthologues of the three mammalian hh genes are: shh a, shh b (formerly described as tiggywinkle hedgehog named for a character from Beatrix Potter's books for children.), and indian hedgehog b (formerly described as echidna hedgehog, named for the eponymous spiny anteater).

Hope this helps and thanks for helping to keep that spinal cord page free of vandalism!

Kitra101 14:26, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)


Hey no problem. While we are on the subject of science, I noticed you seem to have an NMDA background. So I am studying right now memory and various other neuroscience subjects and have come across this receptor. I am curious as to why NMDA receptors are so crucial for memory. I learned about long term potentiation and how that works in terms of increasing AMPA receptors on the post synaptic membrane, phophorylation of CaMKII and even polyribosomal activity to increase the number of dendritic spines, but I still do not understand what this has to do with storing data. Do you know about this?

Kitra101 19:47, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

one more

So, then you do know a bit about excitotoxicity? Is this the basic idea: Increase NMDA activity will increase intracellular Ca which will act on the mitochondria to induce apoptosis. This is what happens in ischemic strokes.

1. Why would ischemia mimic the action potential that opens voltage gated Ca channels in the presynaptic membrane to induce Ca mediated SNARE fusion and exocytosis of the glutamate?

2. Does it activate the intrinsic pathway of apoptosis in the post-synaptic neurons?

3. Do you know of any negative feedback mechanisms that will attempt to correct the Ca influx?

Kitra101 20:27, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)



Can I just make this my section? Ok, so there is receptor cross talk eh? Interestingly, a teacher of mine sent me a paper on a current theory of memory. I have been reading through it and so far, the only thing that they have really talked about is CHOLINERGIC neurons. That was surprising to me since on our test, the concept was that memory was stored via LTP mediated by AMPA and NDMA receptors being stimulated for an extended period of time at a high frequency (~100Hz). We were told the end result of this was the growth of new dendritic spines which reinforce the connection and engrain the memory. However, so far, this paper talks about how cholinergic neurons do this. Isnt the hippocampus made up of a lot of NMDArgic neurons? Are there a lot of cholinergic there as well? The test, went pretty well. We have not been told of our grades yet however, and there was a series of questions over material that nobody can recall having seen in class. Do you know the main functions of the anterior cingulate gyrus, speaking of which? Somehow, this was related to aphasia. I was only aware of Brocca, Wernicke and the anterior fasciculus causing non-fluent, fluent and conduction aphasia, but not aware of a role the ACC plays short of its involvement with interactions with the prefrontal cortex and perhaps in the actual comprehension and emotional response to pain taken from the thalamic relay and interpreted or recorded in the limbic system. Thoughts?

Kitra101 12:30, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)


Hi, Delldot!

Please visit Conrad L. Raiford. I'm trying to thumb the image in the "Guarding life" section, but it won't take. The size of the InfoBox changed, too. Hope all is well! 37Celcius 00:18, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Regarding HELP...


RE: Conrad L. Raiford

The problem worked itself out. Thanks anyway!

37Celcius 05:14, 13 May 2007 (UTC)


For undoing the vandalism on the Jame Pike page I've been working on (

--RFlynn1000 13:55, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

GABAC receptor

Hi Delldot,

On 14 February 2007 you added a "tootechnical" tag to the GABAC receptor article. This article has recently undergone an extensive rewrite. Do you think it is now clear enough to remove the "tootechnical" tag. If not, I would appreciate knowing that too. Boghog2 18:02, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Thanks for your lightening fast response, improving the article further, and for your helpful pointers. Based on your suggestions, I will make a few additional edits. I am amazed how incredibly efficient you are! Ciao, Boghog2 18:50, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Janice R Shaw

Hi, Delldot!

Just to inform you and to post publicly that I am penning an article about Janice R. Shaw, an African-American food scientist, who invented in 1973 the composition formula for coating mix.

Have a great evening.

37Celcius 05:08, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Mark E. Kalmansohn

Hi, Delldot,

Please be aware that I am currently penning an article about Mark E. Kalmansohn, the federal prosecutor who brought to justice Lucian Ludwig Kozminski, the man who was convicted in 1982 of swindling some 3,000 of his fellow Holocaust survivors. Hope all is well.

37Celcius 21:12, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Photo size


Please visit "Mark E. Kalmansohn." I have unsuccessfully tried to reduce the size of the image. Thank you for your assistance.

37Celcius 21:43, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Photo size


Please help me reduce the size of the image in the Mark E. Kalmansohn article. Thanks.

37Celcius 21:46, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Image Size


The image has been adjusted. Thanks! 37Celcius 22:24, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

My reply to this and above three posts delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)


Hi, Delldot!

Hope things are going swimmingly for you. Question: Now that the Mark E. Kalmansohn article is complete, will anyone swing by to input the "External Links" and "Cats?" Please advise.

37Celcius 03:03, 9 June 2007 (UTC)


My reply] delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)


Congrats on becoming an admin! I never noticed. When did you become an admin? Have a nice week and God bless:)--James, La gloria è a dio 00:13, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)


Hi Delldot, I haven't disappeared or given up yet but I am still having troubles understanding the 'programming' to add things. First, is there an easy way to understand how to edit with using the programming tactics that is used here on Wikipedia? Being disabled I have notes everywhere to remember even minor things.

What does nowiki do? I see this a lot and I don't understand it. Also, on my talk page a very nice editor tried to explain to me how to change font colors and to highlight in color. He said it's done the same way as my new signature. The problem with that is my signature was a gift to me to wear. There has to be an easier way for me to be able to edit. Any ideas or suggestion you could add would very much be appreciated. I get frustrated at times but I really do want to be able to learn how to do things properly and be able to do everything that is available. I have read everything but unfortunately it doesn't stay with me. It's probably do to the medications I have to take, which some are mind altering like pain meds, antidepressants and so forth. I do have to say that a few other editors have taken to helping me a lot and understand my problems. Any suggestions? Is there a tool or something that would help me out?

Right now I am doing mostly reverting of vandalism, spelling corrections and spam removal.

Anyways, I want to say hello and I hope I am not being a bother to you. You have been very kind to me and this I appreciate more than you could imagine. ----CrohnieGalTalk/Contribs 11:14, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

My reply delldot talk 03:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

edit to Anna Faris

This edit is correct, right? I removed the picture of her character from Scary Movie from the Anna Faris page, because as I understand it, that would have to be a picture of the actress herself, not one of the characters she played. Is that right? -Mike Payne 04:49, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

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