User talk:Panoptical/Archive 2

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Oliver Cromwell[edit]

Thanks for taking the time to GA assess the article - I've put a lot of work into it and I really appreciate you taking the time. Greycap 07:32, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

A guick question[edit]

Thank you for your review of James McCune Smith, it was very encouraging. Could you tell me who nominated the article? Thanks, NinaEliza 00:41, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

It appears to have been: Cocoaguy (Talk) (edits) on 14:35, 8 December 2006 (UTC). Cbrown1023 00:51, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
Thanks agains, C.NinaEliza (talk contribs count logs email) 01:57, 15 December 2006 (UTC)


Could you take a look at TAPSU and the adjoining links? I'm not quite sure whether they're db-spam/context/web, or just heartily in need of wikification. Cantras 01:26, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

Otter Rock, Oregon[edit]

I am not sure what to do about Otter Rock, Oregon. I almost added a db-empty myself, but it turns out to be a real town, so it may be more helpful for someone just to expand it. I will change it to prod while I gather more content for it, and might remove that if I can get it to article-quality.--Grand Slam 7 19:44, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Barnstar - Thanks[edit]

Thanks a bunch for the much appreciated barnstar you left on my talk. Thanks again, Spawn Man 02:00, 17 December 2006 (UTC) :)

Welcome to Esperanza![edit]


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Ed ¿Cómo estás? 03:19, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Editor review[edit]

Thanks for having requested an editor review. A month has passed since it has been posted there, and it has been archived. You can find it at Wikipedia:Editor review/Panoptical/Archive 2, where you may read last minute additions. We would really appreciate your help in reviewing a random editor. If you have any questions, please contact me at my talk page. Ian Manka 01:55, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

My Request for Adminship[edit]

Panoptical/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 13:29, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Your WikiProject Notability invite[edit]

Hi Diez2, thanks for the invitation and your perception of me that it implies. :-) I'm currently concentrating on relatively "light" duties due to my lack of time compared to the past. However, it's a very worthy WikiProject and I might very well join it in the near future. :-) --Deathphoenix ʕ 16:32, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Myself as well. I'll keep it in mind so I can join at some point, when I'm less busy. Axem Titanium 22:38, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Wikiproject Notability[edit]

Hi there, I'll have a think about that project as I am currently involved in other projects but I'll have a think. Thanks for the Invite

Respectfully... TellyaddictTalk 16:35, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the invitation! I've already done some work on some of the June 2006 pages. NawlinWiki 20:14, 4 January 2007 (UTC)


The user with the IP address has committed vandalism once again; taking notice of a warning you had given him, I thought to share this with you. --PeanutCheeseBar 14:16, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Re:Blanking own talk page[edit]

As far as I can see, there is no consensus about removing legitimate warnings from talk pages. If I am wrong, please direct me to the relevant page(s). ... discospinster talk 00:44, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Strip_club article assistance[edit]

Thank you for your assistance with the Strip_club article. The article has had a problem with someone adding linkspam to to the Strip_club article repeatedly. Today someone readded the link and I removed them. I removed links from numerous articles in the past few months as have others but they keep reappearing. As I got your message I was requesting administrator intervention to semi-protect the Strip_club article. I think full protection may be a bit extreme since we are having problems with a anon IP which can probably be stopped using the weaker protection. Monkeybreath 02:43, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Reporting users on WP:AIV[edit]

Thanks for your efforts to fight vandals, but it's essential that IP (anonymous) vandals must have either a very recent (say, <24 hours) {{test4}} level warning or an existing "blatantvandal" level warning posted to their talk page; without that, the Wiki policies won't allow administrators to block them.

But please carry on...

Atlant 16:38, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Edit Summaries? Jack Daniels?!![edit]

Mmmmmmmm... I thought it over, and my answer is... well, how can I put it... "no."

What may be incoherent to you makes absolute perfect sense to me. You just have to be well versed enough in the particular subject to know what I'm talking about. =)

If what I put in there at times bothers you, pay it no mind. I do summarize my changes frequently enough, but once in a while I will be goofy! So don't mind it is all I ask~ :3 Ralf Loire 17:56, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Contact info[edit]

Hey there, I got your email. Just contact me via GTalk or Skype whenever (bradbeattie on both). Cheers! --Brad Beattie (talk) 01:05, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Charter Oath at PR[edit]

Thank you for taking the time to assess the article earlier. In your assessment, you noted that major aspects were not covered, and while I have a few ideas, I'm not entirely sure what you think would be beneficial to add. I've opened a [[[Wikipedia:Peer review/Charter Oath/archive1|peer review]] of the article, so if you have the time, I'd appreciate your thoughts. Thanks again!--Monocrat 04:05, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Cuisine of Vietnam[edit]

Thanks for your help, looks like I may have reverted to the wrong version :) -Painezor TC 16:25, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Welcome to VandalProof![edit]

Thank you for your interest in VandalProof, Diez2! 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. Prodego talk 17:03, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

FAR delistings[edit]

When you remove a FAR nominee from the list, please remember to remove the star from the article when you do it, as well as adding the Former FA tag to the talk page. Also, when you remove a nominee because of no consensus or it having passed the FAR, please update the tag on the talk page to reflect this. Thanks. Jeffpw 17:18, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Forgot to add they also need to be removed from Wikipedia:Featured articles. I have done all of the above actions for the 3 that you worked on in the last hour. Cheers Jeffpw 17:23, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
  • The star is removed by editing the article space. It is located near the bottom of the page, with {{featured article}} tag. By the way, the Dalek article was still being debated and one of the reviewers who had objections is away for 6 more days. The bare minimum time at FARC is two weeks, and Dalek had reached that today. You might want to discuss before you make such big changes to a FA (either removing it from FARC or stripping it of FA status). I don't think you've been an active participant there until today, have you? Jeffpw 18:32, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Once again, I completed the steps of delisting (this time for Tynwald Day). You neglected to remove the star from the article, and also to remove it from the Featured Articles list. Anything to do with Featured articles needs to be done with care. The removal of featured status is a very sensitive matter. If you are just learning how to do things like this, it is perhaps better if you discuss these things with editors involved with the FARC process before doing it. The editors who work there are highly committed to the project, and will gladly help you out if you want to get involved with it. However, to be very clear about things, FA issues are handled in an entirely different manner than GA issues, which I see you are more familiar with. Removal of listings does not fall under maintenance. It is ill-advised, as an editor who has not been involved in the process, to remove content from that area without first reaching consensus about it.Jeffpw 19:51, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Please don't close FARCs - as Jeffpw points out these need to be handled with care, and in many cases there are ongoing discussions on individual talk pages. There is no hurry to close reviews as they only run to rough timetable, and Marskell can manage the process just fine. If you want to help contributing to the reviews would be more constructive than attempting closing and only partially completing the process. Cheers, Yomanganitalk 22:49, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

When voting...[edit]

  • I prefer voting in caps because it stands out and makes it easier to be counted in the process of determining a consensus, I believe all votes belong in caps for these reasons. —ExplorerCDT 23:14, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

RM FARs[edit]

Hi Diez. Please discuss on the FAR talk before removing any more reviews. Two people have done for six months and no one else is whitelisted to do it. Marskell 12:41, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Sorry to be abrupt. I'm sure you were just trying to help out, bit it's a bit of a complicated process. Cheers, Marskell 13:03, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Death GA nomination[edit]

Hi Diez, I've recently taken the nomination down for the death article. The article is still only just start class material really, despite being a reasonable size. There's far too much biological and cultural content that needs to be covered, and it needs more work on structure and writing style too.

I've had this one on my watchlist for a while and have meant to do a little work on it, though I haven't really made any significant contributions at this stage. I had thought you were a fairly new editor when I removed the nomination, however it seems you've probably been around longer than I have. All the same, if you critically inspect the article you'll probably agree it's not quite at the GA-nomination stage yet. It currently has a start-class rating from the assessment team, though it has changed a bit since that rating. I'd still say it was high-start/low-b at this point, probably not nomination worthy until a reasonable amount of content has been added, along with a little tidy-up. I meant to add a biology wikiproject template to the article but I couldn't find anything suitable (apparently there is no general 'WikiProject Biology', only a portal). I've left a comment on the portal talk page regarding which project(s) it should be placed under.

Hope I didn't upset you with my edit! Richard001 06:59, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

Talk:A Series of Unfortunate Events[edit]

You removed the WP:AID nomination template, and I am baffled as to why. It is certainly nominated. <3Clamster 17:55, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

It was removed and renominated the same day. It IS nominated. <3Clamster 03:29, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

New GA articles[edit]

When you pass a GA article and add it to the GA page, remember to add it to a section and update the count, not just list it in the "new GAs". Otherwise, it will get removed when it falls to the bottom of that list. Thanks! --PresN 21:40, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

GA on hold template[edit]

I left a comment to change it at Wikipedia:Graphic Lab/Images to improve when it is fixed feel free to change it your self. 22:09, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Cheers mate :-)[edit]

I appreciate the diligence in checking for vandalism! - Ta bu shi da yu 16:11, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Transient lunar phenomenon[edit]

The article Transient lunar phenomenon you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.png, see Talk:Transient lunar phenomenon for eventual comments about the article. Good luck in future nominations.--JEF 00:30, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Sorry, I was looking at the candidates page.--JEF 03:48, 25 January 2007 (UTC)


Hi again Diez. What are your plans for the Jupiter article? Are you going to try to address the some of the concerns to at least get it ready for another nom? I listed some, and then thought I might work on the article myself.

Don't be discouraged by the FAC comments; it can be a rough ride the first time through. Marskell 14:40, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

  • I have upgraded my objection to "strenuously object" for the Jupiter FAC as you (as nominator) and other article contributors have failed to address criticisms and respond by acting on suggested improvements to the Jupiter article. At this juncture, without any attempts at improvement, the failure of this FA candidacy is practically guaranteed. —ExplorerCDT 13:09, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Hi Diez. Given your interest in this article, could you take a look at Talk:Jupiter#Thoughts_about_this_article and see what you think? I'm interested in seeing this article have another go through the FAC when the issues have been addressed. Thanks. — RJH (talk) 23:56, 12 February 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for deleting that, I wasnt quite sure how to do it. JFBurton 16:23, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Core topics COTF[edit]

Hi Diez2,

Thanks for updating the Core Topics COTF, I try to do it roughly on a Sunday, but forgot about it yesterday. Thanks for offering to help, too, we need collaborators! Anyone who votes for it gets informed on their talk page when their article "wins", using {{subst:voter-1.0COTF}} like so:

You showed support for Amazon rainforest at Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Core topics/Core topics COTF. This article was selected as our collaboration of the fortnight. Hope you can help.

One thing - when you update the COTF, you also have to

  1. Archive the old COTF information, and record the last COTF in the "previous winners" section at the bottom of the page.
  2. Update the Wikipedia:Community Portal/ctc-summary page with the lead section of the new article - this currently says Metal is the COTF but then describes Natural science. Then check that it formats well on the whole portal by clicking the link to the portal itself.
  3. Remove the {{current-1.0COTF}} template from the old article talk page, and put it on the new one. (I've done the last of these already)

I'm at work now so can't do much, but if you don't get the rest of the work done I may get to it tonight.

Thanks for helping out! Walkerma 16:34, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for updating the portal, I got onto other things and forgot about it. I've put the reminder on the voter's talk pages (incl. my own! I will try to help). Walkerma 16:20, 31 January 2007 (UTC)


I just remembered that I forgot to personally thank you for changing your opposition to Chrislk02's RFA to a friendlier one. You could've just ignored my comment, but instead decided to do something about it. I praise you for that. Best regards, Húsönd 02:02, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Hi Diez2,

Thanks for participating in my recent RfA. Even though it was ultimately successful (at 54-13-11), I value all of the feedback and have already benefited from the community's suggestions. Hope to see you around. - Gilliam 22:00, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

offhand comment[edit]

Probably you didn't mean to insult anyone, but your use of the word "cult" over at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kovoism appears entirely unjustified and is disparaging toward the author of the article, User:Kovo88. Could you please rephrase that? — coelacan talk — 15:08, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for that. =) It's an obvious delete, of course. — coelacan talk — 22:46, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

U.S. Roads Newsletter Issue #1[edit]

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Unggoy and Panama[edit]

I'm not sure if it will slow the user down, but I did report them at WP:AIVSRICE13 (TALK | EDITS) 16:29, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Unggoy does appear to be blocked. SRICE13 (TALK | EDITS) 16:31, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Wall Street Crash of 1929 (GA Nom)[edit]

Your GA nomination of Wall Street Crash of 1929[edit]

The article Wall Street Crash of 1929 you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold.Symbol wait.svg It hasn't failed because it's basically a good article, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within seven days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Wall Street Crash of 1929 for things needed to be addressed. Mtmelendez (TALK|UB|HOME) 20:06, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Pokémon[edit]

The article Pokémon you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.png, see Talk:Pokémon for eventual comments about the article. Good luck in future nominations. Funpika 01:25, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Block User[edit]

I don't know if you can do this or not, but the user is getting way out of hand.

Thanks Woodsstock 18:11, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

As Tall As Lions - Notability (WP:BAND)[edit]

Regarding your removal of '{{importance}}' from As Tall as Lions, I reviewed WP:BAND prior to tagging it, and I still fail to see why it meets verifiable notability, for the following reasons:

  • Unknown - Has had a charted hit on any national music chart.
  • Unknown - Has had a record certified gold or higher in at least one country.
  • Currently Vague / No Sources - Has gone on an international concert tour, or a national concert tour in at least one large or medium-sized country, reported in reliable sources.
  • Maybe (I've never heard of the other bands, and I don't know how big the label is, or when it started) - Has released two or more albums on a major label or one of the more important indie labels (i.e. an independent label with a history of more than a few years and a roster of performers, many of which are notable).
  • Vague / No Sources / Previous Band not in wikipedia, notable? - Contains at least one member who was once a part of or later joined a band that is otherwise notable; note that it is often most appropriate to use redirects in place of articles on side projects, early bands and such.
  • Unknown - Has become the most prominent representative of a notable style or of the local scene of a city; note that the subject must still meet all ordinary Wikipedia standards, including verifiability.
  • Unknown - Has won a major music award, such as a Grammy, Juno or Mercury award.
  • Unknown - Has won or placed in a major music competition.
  • Unknown - Has performed music for a work of media that is notable, e.g. a theme for a network television show. (But if this is the only claim, it is probably more appropriate to have a mention in the main article and redirect to that page.)
  • Unknown - Has been placed in rotation nationally by any major radio network.
  • Unknown - Has been the subject of a half hour or longer broadcast on a national radio or TV network.

If the band DOES meet any of these criterion, it is either not mentioned in the article, or is not cited at all. If you have evidence to the contrary, please let me know (and also consider adding a citation into the article, it really needs it). I will leave the article untagged for a while until you can respond. Thanks! -- RedPoptarts 19:32, 21 February 2007 (UTC)


I assume you were referring to User:ACartanaM in your AIV report. Looking at his contribs, I see nothing but vandalism, so I've blocked him/her indefinitely. Should take care of the problems on the article page. Kafziel Talk 19:05, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

You helped choose Rwandan Genocide as this week's WP:ACID winner[edit]

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

AzaBot 23:04, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

About ACID[edit]

Checked the votes for Rwanda Genocide, and you had give a vote:

# Diez2 23:24, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

AzaToth 23:06, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

U.S. Roads Newsletter Issue #2[edit]

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Apologies for the late delivery. Rschen7754 (talk - contribs) 05:14, 25 February 2007 (UTC)