User talk:Dina/Archive 2

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Correction to Alayna Everett

Hi Dina, Hope you're fine. I just want to thank you for removing the rubbish! Thank You Logan

Correction to outliner software

Unless you know something specific about outliner software of which I'm ignorant, I believe you were wrong to revert my correction. "Principle" and "principal" are homonyms that are often confused, but "principal" is the adjective, so "Principal Attribute" would be correct. I considered that there may be in fact be an attribute of outline software called the "principle" so that a noun would be modifying another noun as in "card table". But I couldn't see anything to indicate that it was meant this way so I assume the conventional adjective form is needed.


Hello Dina , Hope youre fine, i removed the second list of the metropolitan areas of Mexico for the inaccuracy of the content of the list. The veracity is not based in the last 2005 list of the INEGI wich is the organization in charge of the geographical and statistics matters in Mexico. I invite you to check out the web page of this Institute so you can take a look and cultivate yourself about the major GDP cities in Mexico, i think while somebody creates a new list, the current list is obsolete and out of reality, maybe was created based of regionalism. Thanks for interest and hope you keep in touch, by the way i have a wikipedia account (raveonpragha) unfortunately the english page requires an english account, but i guess my IP is already registered for future things. I usually colaboatete with information and organization of themes in the spanish page, hope you keep in touch and now you know my account name for anything you need. Thank You Roberto Maya


Dera Dina, i didn't know who was the indicated person to contact in this case, when i removed alitle part of an article you contacted me, so i realize you were the one i suposed to let know about this. Somebody removed totally an article about the second most importanta cities in the world, the article was named: "Second Cities" I had a very important work to do for school, and Surprisingly and unfortunately the article was not here anymore, it was there 1 week ago and that was a very important and informative article. By any chance do you know something about this? Cuase there's not even a discussion section be cause the aticle is totally erased. Thank you very much Dina Robert Mayan


Recent Corrections

Thanks for fixing the Lititz entry. That was, in fact, vandalism that was not done by me. The Bath entry, however, was not vandalism. I have reverted the Bath entry to the last edit.

This is a public computer. I will take your advice and register for the site. Thank you!

Alfred Harth, study topic says that he studied art as a teacher, so could you please keep it like that. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 15:42, 30 October 2006

Test 2 warning

Hi, I was wondering how to post the "test 2 warning" on the user who once again vandalized the Harold Lloyd page [1]? He's done it several times now, and I think he has no intention of stopping - he's also vandalized the Charlie Chaplin page about two times. He signs in under slightly different IP #s every time.

I have no experience with repeat vandals, so I was wondering what I should do to get him to stop. Thanks for your help. Esn 07:06, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

But the user also keeps changing the title of the documentary from "The Third Genius" to "The First Genius", despite the IMDB link that I posted right near it. Also, in this edit to the Chaplin article (see the edits in the last paragraph) he just randomly switched names around and removed words, to the point that some sentences stopped making grammatic sense. Esn 18:15, 31 October 2006 (UTC)


Hello! I just reverted a BlogSpot link, as per WP:EL. I think your bot caught my reversion and accidentally left a warning on my page instead of the vandal's. Would you be able to confirm this and leave me a message on my talk page? Thanks! :) thadius856talk 01:47, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Stop your revert-vandalism

Your revert is entirely unwarranted, your methods unsound and unjustifed, and your wanton removal of content also qualifies as vandalism.

  1. I have merely added in good faith a notable item to dab page Alice, and provided a verifiable source of WP:NOTABILITY for it since it's currently a redlink (diff)
  2. This was part of an ongoing verification/dab/cleanup of the list of manufacturers and urls at mixing consoles.
  3. The URL I provided for verifiability/notability was clearly tagged as <!--REDLINK SOURCE-->, so you have no plausible denial for calling me a spammer.
  4. My edit summary was crystal clear too since it was the full text of my addition (diff), so you have no plausible denial for calling me a spammer.
  5. If you disagreed with the verifiability source being a visible URL, you could have easily turned it into a hidden HTML comment for editors only -- even though that's much less practical both for readers sent there for this item and hitting a redlink dead-end, or for editors looking to stub redlinks.
  6. Your reverting my edit wholesale (instead of amending it) deleted entirely my addition, thus you knowingly removed useful content from the encyclopedia, which also qualifies as vandalism -- you do not have the right to revert or delete content wholesale because you object to a part of it, that's throwing the baby with the bath water.
  7. Furthermore, your citing WP:EL [2] is unjustified wikilawyering, because this policy applies to regular articles' "External links", not to a verifiability/notability source added to a dab page for a redlink.
  8. Before calling me a spammer, you're supposed to check my edit history to see what my edit is part of, and see how wrong you are -- such as my cleaning up actual spam, or fixing the Alice Soundtech you later deleted from the dab, or creating a whole article, or removing actually useless URLs, etc.
  9. You have thus violated both WP:REVERT : Dont's and Wikipedia:Assume good faith -- whilst assuming good faith on your part, despite your having no plausible deniability whatsoever, would at best mark you for criminal incompetence in the use of reversion.

Thus, your revert is entirely unwarranted, your methods unsound and unjustifed, and your wanton removal of content also qualifies as vandalism. You really have no excuses whatsoever and you're a waste of everybody's time.

Please do not remove content from Wikipedia. It is considered vandalism. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you.

-- With profound disgust at stupidy and wasted time, 03:56, 2 November 2006 (UTC), maybe you should write the article about Alice Soundtech before doing all this promotion. You could then establish this notability you are bothering Dina about and then it would be much less likely that someone will revert you for spamming. DVD+ R/W 04:36, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
I'm not doing any "promotion". As explained above, and as clear from my edit history:
  • I was cleaning up the list of manufacturers at mixing console, fixing the wrong link for Alice mixers from Alice (dab page) to Alice Soundtech (full corporate name and currently redlink).
  • And then adding Alice Soundtech to the dab page at Alice, which is normal since Alice is a big/old/notable enough company that 1) Someone will create its article one day, 2) Plenty of people will still wrongly link to Alice, even when the article will exist. In the mean time, a redlink on a dab page need to provide notability/source link to justify being there as a redlink. Basic dab work. All destroyed by an incompetent who can't tell an article from a dab page, can't check an edit history, doesn't know the basic rules about reversion, yet still throws the baby out with the bathwater like nobody's business.
  • Besides, if I was "promoting", I *would* write them a stub, instead of just dropping a dab item and its source. It was just collateral work from my cleaning up the mixing consoles list, itself a collateral work from my having Phonic moved to Phonic Corporation and then cleaning up its "What links here", which led me to the list on mixing consoles, which sorely needed dab/fix/cleanup.
  • And I'm not the one bothering Dina, she's the one bothering me during my work, because she can't be bothered to read WP:REVERT before reverting and removing content from the encyclopedia. You're defending someone who broke the rules and removed content from the encyclopedia, against a victim editor.
-- 05:01, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

A simple solution. I've created a stub Alice Soundtech article, ready for it to be sent to Afd. If it survives, it's notable. If it's not notable, the article and dab link should both go. --Dweller 10:11, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Brilliant solution, whatever the outcome of the AFD! Funny thing is, I have no special interest in Alice (which is why I just drop them in the hellpit of a dab page, instead of aiming at making an article for them), and yet I'll now have to do some notability googling about them in order to put my dollar where my mouth is. But yours is a constructive and objective solution. Constructive because it doesn't just blindly delete information, but encourages creation and research instead. And objective because it's not just one deletionist who decide to remove information from the encyclopedia based on whim or ignorance, but a peer review at AFD that'll decide if said creation can stay. Controlled creation instead of uncontrolled destruction. -- 10:50, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Your post on ANI

Gracious. Nice one. --Dweller 11:43, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks Dina!

  • Thank you for catching the vandalism of my user page. -Acjelen 03:33, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Revision to Lord of the Flies

In the page Lord of the Flies, Golding emphasizes to an extreme the importance of samneric, rather than Sam and Eric. I feel that this should be noticed in the title of the Sam and Eric (twins) headline. You reverted it. If you could take this into consideration this would be greatly appreciated.

Ah, now that's lovely

Thanks very much for your kind message. Feel free to steal any good ideas I come up with... it'll be a long wait til the next one. --Dweller 08:35, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

African American literature revert

Hello, I recently removed a phony picture of the Langston Hughes from the Afican American Lit page, which you reverted back. If you visit Langston Hughes wikipedia page, it is easy to see that the picture on the African American Lit page is not of Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes is clearly a black man, whereas that picture is of a vey different looking white man. I apologize for not leaving a comment, and thank you for giving me information on correct wikipedia ettiquete.

Deaf mute

I noticed that there already exists an article called Deaf-mute. Would you object to a redirect and merge? Cheers. Dina 21:03, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Ack! Nope, not at all, go ahead :) I'm surprised there wasn't a redirect already. Tyciol 21:06, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Thank you

Thanks for helping me at the humanities reference desk. I asked the S.M.O.M. question, and your help, as well as that of the others, was appreciated. Thank you! | AndonicO Talk 19:15, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Inventoritis article has been nominated for deletion

An article that you have been involved in editing, Inventoritis, has been listed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Inventoritis. Please look there to see why this is, if you are interested in whether it should be deleted. You originally tried to PROD article several months ago. Thank you. --A. B. 08:36, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Your proposed vandalism warning

Your proposed vandalism warning is priceless. --A. B. 16:39, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your support!

23:42, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

If I'm a bit pale in the face now,
it's because of the amazing support
during my recent request for adminship
and because of all those new shiny buttons.

And if in the future
my use of them should not always be perfect
please don't hesitate to shout at me
any time, sunset, noon or sunrise.

RfA thanks!

My brand-spankin' new mop!

My RfA done
I hope to wield my mop well
(Her name is Vera)

I appreciate
The support you have shown me
(I hope I don't suck)

Anyway, I just
wanted to drop you a line
(damn, haikus are hard)

And a second thanks for your comments on the MK logo; I'm really pleased with how well it turned out, especially since the first two attempts at the glassy ball effect were absolute crap. :-) EVula // talk // // 16:30, 11 November 2006 (UTC)


Since it's not a deleted image I figured it has a use on here so I typed it into the search box: Kikia. Seems to be the first "computer prank." Funny name though. I look at the name and think of those chia pet advertisements. "Ki ki ki kikia!" O.o -WarthogDemon 20:47, 11 November 2006 (UTC)


I am a fairly inexperienced user and I have a few questions I have to ask.

  • How do users normally talk back and forth. Is this the correct channel? I hope so.
  • How did you find my article on Bob McLean so quickly? This happened a few months back, too.
  • I was frantically trying to correct my capitalization, not having a clue even where to begin. In the meantime, you fixed it for me. I'm sure it says in the manual, but it might take me another day to find it.
  • I now have several totally unrelated pages linking in to this article now. How does that come about? How is it averted or fixed? I have seen this and fixed a few pages manually.

Oh, please help.

Thanks for your feedback

Thanks, Dina

I found the list of new articles. It is staggering how many are being generated. And none of them look to be of any interest to me, nor anything I would ever read or understand. My world is a very small corner of the universe.

If I understand you correctly, there are now new pages, named differently, but with the same content? How would that affect pages linking in? For example, I link to Vancouver, which happens to be the city that I speak about. Let's say that someone comes and either renames it to Vancouver, BC, or disambiguates it. Does the link on my page follow or does it have to be adjusted manually? This is how I'm not clear on renaming vs creating a new page with a different name. Obviously, we don't want the same content duplicated.

I probably would not have otherwise taken on the Bob McLean, but I ran across a reference to his name in another Wiki article. That, and the fact that he is almost now forgotten except for those of his generation, made me feel obligated to take on some research.

I will make it a point to get all of the links sorted out as time permits. I have now learned that the categories are totally automatic, it's just a matter of finding the correct ones.

Doing a search for Bobby McLean turns up nothing, so it would be perhaps appropriate to add a redirect? How would that tie in with disambiguation, should it go that route. Is disambiguation needed if there are currently no other Bob McLean? Perhaps I'm asking the same question again.

I have a really great picture that would go along with the article just great. The trouble is that it's been used everywhere and I don't know whether it's public domain or whom to ask to have permission granted. It would be good to have a good-quality near original. Who knows how many times a given occurrence of the photo has been edited and re-saved.

One last question (and sorry to take up your time): do people normally use the tool bar on the edit page? I have been generating the content in my OpenOffice editor (as I am doing now) and then copying it over to the edit window. It thinks four tildes needs to be a horizontal line.

Thanks again Cam Finnigan 19:17, 13 November 2006 (UTC)


Please block, you warned him before I could, but he did the same thing to the article "Los Angeles, California"


doing a report on Nixion, saw a date that was different on another site, was going to correct it, but instead a whole chunk of info disappeared yeah ill pretty much never try to edit anything again, sorry

Shiny new buttons

Lt Mike Hunter 1.jpg Two weeks ago I couldn't even spell administratur and now I are one (in no small part thanks to your support). Now that I checked out those new buttons I realize that I can unleash mutant monsters on unsuspecting articles or summon batteries of laser guns in their defense. The move button has now acquired special powers, and there's even a feature to roll back time. With such awesome new powers at my fingertips I will try to tread lightly to avoid causing irreversible damage and getting into any wheel wars. Thanks again and let me know whenever I can be of use.
~ trialsanderrors 06:02, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
Lt Mike Hunter 2.jpg

Earthlink Article Vandalism

Hi: I was the person who you contacted about the Earthlink Article Vandalism. I do have a username now, and I am also intrested in part-time vandalism reversion help. --Christopher Kraus 23:58, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Are you a member of the Vandal Unit or Whatever It's Called. I'm Sort of Intrested in It, Part-Time. Christopher Kraus 00:02, 15 November 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for revrting the vandalism on my userpage! —The Great Llama talk 21:42, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Russell Dennett

Yeah alright. Theres nothing wrong with an affinity for 80's music. Wonder where he is now? I've removed the {{db-a7}}, maybe this is another of your 'Articles I've helped save from deletion'? Cheers Amists talkcontribs 15:03, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

re: Courbert and Moshe Safdie

It's Colbert not Courbert :-) Thanks, I like that picture too, I used to have a copy of it in my dorm room. I wonder who the two dudes are that Courbet is talking to. Make the Moshe Safdie article for sure, I'll give you feedback and help if I can. I know his Habitat '67 building best but am now looking into some of the others. The Harvard one looks good, somewhere between the Hirshhorn and some things by Tadao Ando whose names I forget right now. I really like the Cambridge campuses, maybe though I like the Carpenter Center more, but since you are getting married at this one I'll change my mind. Many congratulations on getting maried! DVD+ R/W 00:03, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

Don't worry about architectural terms, use your theater ones - education, religious, or business ones would also apply for this. I'm sure your architectural terms are fine though. Let me know when you've started, and if you have any other pictures from around there, like I said I like the area, so I'd like to see them too. The only Carpenter Center one we have is at night, we have some good ones of MIT buildings already. I pulled my Arbcom bid because it started to make me squirmy- I just didn't feel comfortable, oh well. DVD+ R/W 03:58, 18 November 2006 (UTC)


where's the article? DVD+ R/W 02:27, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes I saw, I already told you that. I especially like the garden. In the article make sure you mention the part in the Mcgill archive about the 1927 master plan by McKim, Mead and White and the commission of Safdie to complement it. Also you can probably find this building in one of the books about Safdie. DVD+ R/W 03:02, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

I don't think there are too many pictures. Make sure you create a gallery or a category for them at the Commons. Does build the article this weekend mean you will expand it more? It looks very good, I think you should, then send it to WP:PR, and WP:FAC. If not that much, expand the sections and include one about the tower and the garden. Have you ever sent something to DYK? Here's where you enter it Template_talk:Did_you_know#Candidate_entries, if you want to do this and need any help let me know. I'll think about pictures of buildings in Boston, right now I have too many articles in my userspace that are half-translated. Oh, the ICA Boston by Diller + Scofidio. Get pictures of that for sure, I'll try to think of more later. A lovely thanksgiving to you too. DVD+ R/W 07:00, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes, you have to "know" the fact :-) I replied about the jelly fish on the Commons, maybe you can get another picture? I used to bring articles I wanted to translate into my userspace once I found them, now I keep a list off wp because I keep finding them and getting bogged down. Right now my highest priority one is User:DVD R W/内藤多仲, look at the end of the day and it might be written in English. DVD+ R/W 23:07, 24 November 2006 (UTC)


I want to scare him/her away!

Ring modulator 11:47, 22 November 2006 (UTC)


Are you really that stupid?


Im sure of it because no legit user has a username like that.

Ring modulator 11:56, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

hmmmm yeah, chaosmaker, legit name!

phhh, think what you like, i have my eye on him. Ring modulator 12:13, 22 November 2006 (UTC)


I didn't make it, i just noticed it and wikified it.

And please sign talk comments. 23:32, 22 November 2006 (UTC)


Dina, in your place I would go to WP:AIV on this one. Up to you; I will hold off unless he goes somewhere else, which I suspect he might. But your userpage comment from him deserves a fouth warning, which I will go now and give him unless someone else has.--Anthony.bradbury 14:24, 25 November 2006 (UTC)



for your correcting Leo Vroman Aleichem 15:13, 25 November 2006 (UTC)


Check CCs talk page. Anchoress 22:35, 25 November 2006 (UTC)


Actually, those are very useful links for the article. I just noticed how there were hundreds of articles linking to a page that was blank, covering a subject distinct enough not to simply redirect. State capital as it stands now is very much a substub; I just made on the fly. ---Ttownfeen 01:48, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Peepee blowjob

Lovely. I've protected it against recreation. I saw on your user page that you are quitting smoking today - I hope it goes smoothly! Cheers, FreplySpang 15:41, 27 November 2006 (UTC)


Fair cop duck. Caught me red handed, I won't do it again. Good luck quitting, I can't seem to do it.


Dina, why would you want to quit smoking? Did you find the jellly fish picture? I made some progress in my translation, but am taking my time. I have another one lined up for afterward. You see, I do know some Nihongo, I took a couple classes and studied some, and was very nearly an intern at an office in Osaka. But I really don't know enough, that's why I didn't go. There is a serious blizzard here, like the ones you ppl have - I've been in one. I might loose my web again tonight :-( DVD+ R/W 00:29, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

oh and get a new browser! DVD+ R/W 00:43, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Does your hubby use Wikipedia? should - hint. The serious weather is not so serious here, like I said, the one I was in in the far east (coast) was much more severe. What strange new face do you mean? DVD+ R/W 02:47, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

oh and with mozilla you can use irc! DVD+ R/W 02:52, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

That's my name on irc and the Commons now not a strange new face and not on your talkpage either. yet. DVD+ R/W 03:02, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

He wants you to edit war on the Dylan article? Why? Why would you be scared of reading that article? Mr. Dina should get an account, I want to meet this character. DVD+ R/W 03:20, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Hey yaeh

You reverted an entire article I had written and I really don't appreciate you erasing all my work.

RfA thanks

Thank you for voting in my RfA, I passed. I appreciate your input. Please keep an eye on me(if you want) to see if a screw up. HighInBC (Need help? Ask me) 16:35, 29 November 2006 (UTC)


Its not an attack article, he told me to put it up... so yeh... woohoo... --BricksFromEurope 19:21, 29 November 2006 (UTC)


Timmy says:

"Timmy knows all"

--BricksFromEurope 19:35, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Re: Marc Lepine vandal


The Marc Lepine vandal is still acting up, I've reverted the page five times today >..< (which makes me feel like an asshole but I digress). I tried submitting the situation to AIV but an admin removed it, saying "I don't think this belongs in the AIV" or somesuch. (I rather think that he did a very cursory inspection of the situation and thought it was a content dispute rather than vandalism.) Could you advise on what I should try to do next to get the situation rectified?


ChaoticGhost 04:11, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Re: Marc Lepine vandal

Your feminist prejudicial editing, and that of GhaoticGhost violates the published POV policy of WP. You revert to misandrist prejudicial language and statements, refuse to use the discussion page to discuss changes, and attempt to browbeat other editors into submission. Your misandrist bigotry is offensive and uncalled for, as is your heavy handed refusal to discuss needed changes for POV neutrality. You and the "ghost" are the vandals. Ghost has violate the 3revert policy with impugnity. Is that because her bigotry agrees with the bigotry of the WP management. Frankly, I'm tired of the vandalism of the page done by ChaoticGhost. If she has a problem let her discuss it on the discussion page. Your revert vandalism is no better. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 08:31, December 1, 2006


I was not critizing your comments, I worded comments to the IP in an ambigous manner. I was chastising the IP for this[3] edit. HighInBC (Need help? Ask me) 22:08, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Any time!

I have a low tolerance for nasty userpage vandals. Sometimes it's amusing -- one guy redirected my page to Squirrel -- but there's no excuse for personal attacks. -- Jim Douglas (talk) (contribs) 05:29, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

I also find myself having a low tolerance to user page vandals that resort to personal attacks, this is one of my favorites[4]. HighInBC (Need help? Ask me) 05:50, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

Laguna Beach Article

Hello, I noticed you did a reversion on the Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County article. I'm ending up having to police this article because User: Breannarox likes to add biased content based on an agenda made fairly clear by her user name. Just wondering if you could throw it on your watchlist and keep an eye on her edits since you appear to be a responsible editor. If she keeps doing this it's going to be a pain for me to do alone. No pressure. Thanks, --Tractorkingsfan 19:08, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

Hey, thanks for getting back to me. The issue with this user's edits centers on the character of Breanna Conrad (who she's clearly a fan of). User: Breannarox pretty much likes to put information on the page about how much Breanna rocks, one of her edits told a fairy-tale like story about how Breanna "was just a normal girl" until cameras changed her life and whisked her away to fame and fortune. Apparently Breanna Conrad had a sort of rivalry with another character, Tessa, whose paragraph the user blanks and replaces with "Tessa won't be shown on season 4." I don't know, it's not like blatant threatening vandalism, it's just irritating because the article is already not that good, and every time I turn around the user is back with the same stuff. I left one message to no avail, and my second message has not been replied to. So, any help would be appreciated, but it's not that big a deal. --Tractorkingsfan 19:19, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

Hi, if you would check out her last edit I would appreciate it. Illustrates what I'm talking about. --Tractorkingsfan 19:55, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

Alright, thanks a bunch for your help. I noticed your message on this user's talk page, and the way you phrased it made me realize I was probably too harsh with my original comments. It's better to offer help and assume good faith. Cool, I'll get out of your hair, thanks again. Tractorkingsfan 20:53, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

Speedy Deletion for Jill Foucher and Jamie Najera

Excuse me,but it seems that you don't know this person (everyone in my town does)and you've put a tag on it for that reason.Can you please explain your reasoning on the talk page for Jamie Najera???????? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Alyssacarmillo (talkcontribs) 18:26, 3 December 2006 (UTC).

  • Thanks for your reply.It is more clear.Alyssacarmillo 18:35, 3 December 2006 (UTC)