User talk:Discospinster/Archive12

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Radio dave

We both have been reverting this mention in Ballarat, Victoria as "vandalism". It probably doesn't belong there but is it "vandalism? --Ron Ritzman (talk) 03:12, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Orange Karma Records... you jumped the gun

I understand your citation (A7) for speedy deletion, but you entirely and completely ignored every word of this:

Before nominating an article for speedy deletion, consider whether it could be improved, reduced to a stub, merged or redirected elsewhere or be handled with some other action short of deletion. If this is possible, speedy deletion is probably inappropriate. Contributors sometimes create articles over several edits, so try to avoid deleting a page too soon after its creation if it appears incomplete. Users nominating a page for speedy deletion should specify which criteria the page meets. While not required, except for copyright concerns, it is generally considered courteous to notify the good-faith creator and any main contributors of the articles that you are nominating for deletion.

It was designated as a stub, it had the speedy deletion tagged removed by someone other than me and I was in the process of updating content. The page was deleted less than 2 hours after creation even though I marked it as a stub so that I could find more information and try to get a picture. Also, I understand you didnt nominate the article for speedy deletion, you just deleted it. But you deleted it rather hastily IMHO. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Automaticstatic (talkcontribs) 14:17, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Re: Thank you

hey no problem. Since you've been beating me all night, I suppose it's only fair... >:-] Happy editing! Thingg 03:34, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

User:Jake Huntoon

Sorry, I was a little late adding a talk page notice for that user. I had actually already indef blocked him before you warned him again on his talk page. He had already been told he could be blocked, he was repeatedly creating an attack page, and his username was the same name as the attack page; that was enough for me to want to block him. Okiefromokla questions? 19:25, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

No worries. :) Okiefromokla questions? 19:52, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Satview Broadband Ltd.

User: edited the above article and used deragotory comments such as Paki etc. I would like to recommend that this user be blocked from editing. Further how can one get the referenced article to only be edited by named users

trueblood (talk) 23:53, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

User talk:

Hi. I saw you edit. Could you please see the vandal's page User talk: Content is no appropriated (it's Spanish, and I as portuguese can understand that, its not very good). That IP can be shared and message can be seen by others users. Should be deleted? Mosca (talk) 02:09, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Satview Broadband Ltd

The user is a a static IP that belongs to a company in Reno.

trueblood (talk) 02:36, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Persistent vandalism

An article (and a very innocent one at that) that I created has been subjected to persistent vandalism (from what appears to be one person) over the past week. You fixed it on a couple of occasions--thanks. Can anything be done about this vandalism?Hohenloh (talk) 13:08, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

This vandalism is still going on (same person)...Hohenloh (talk) 13:38, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

LIon King article Question

Hello, an editor change the Lion King's title and made a redirect for the page. For some reason it didnt carry my current Peer Review or the archives over with it. Do you know how to fix this?

Thanks, DrNegative (talk) 02:10, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Hi and thanks for the reply. The problem was fixed by another editor. Someone tried to re-name the page and it wasnt taking the talk page or peer review with it. DrNegative (talk) 07:06, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

MTN Italia

Do you know what is MTN Italia? Otolemur crassicaudatus (talk) 02:41, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I just encountered the name in commons. Asked you since you are of Italian ancestry. Otolemur crassicaudatus (talk) 03:00, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Hollywood Undead

Why is it that people like you won't let there be a Hollywood Undead article? —Preceding unsigned comment added by HaTrolled (talkcontribs) 02:53, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

So you want proof that a band by the name of Hollywood Undead exists? Want me to link their MySpace page, or a YouTube link of one of their songs? —Preceding unsigned comment added by HaTrolled (talkcontribs) 03:02, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Their notability? they are as notable as Flobots, if not more. They are on MySpaces top requested friends lists. Their Song "Black Dahlia" is one of the most downloaded songs on the internet. —Preceding unsigned comment added by HaTrolled (talkcontribs) 03:11, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Another barnstar

Barnstar of Reversion2.png The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Perhaps there aught to be a notice at the top of huggle when you're on so the rest of us can take a break - you seem to be beating me to more reverts than I'm even making. Keep up the good work! CCG (T-C) 22:55, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Leon Jackson

Hello. I am pretty sure you're an admin. (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log) is still vandalizing the Jackson article, and as you can see until I arrived his last nefarious revision was visible for approximately 15 minutes. I'll let you figure out what to do about that. JBsupreme (talk) 01:23, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Obama edits

My edits on my articles, with the exception of the poorly thought out Harry Reid edit, were not vandalism. I am only adding his middle name because it is a very important detail. Please do not label them as vandalism. Thank you. Barack Hussein Obama bin Laden (talk) 18:33, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

issac hayes

he just diedCMJMEM (talk) 19:38, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

why do you think so many people have been adding it tin the last few minutes.CMJMEM (talk) 19:49, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

that would be a sick thing to you want to bet that he is not dead.CMJMEM (talk) 19:54, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

here is your ref —Preceding unsigned comment added by CMJMEM (talkcontribs) 20:01, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

i don't mess aroud with someone life. for me to make up that some one is dead would be pathetic.also you shouldn't be as quick to dismiss something just because it is not on the web yet.CMJMEM (talk) 20:06, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, if you cannot back up an assertion with a source, you should not be adding it to an article. It may come as a blow to your opinion of humanity, but we remove death hoaxes about twenty times a day. If you have any questions about our verifiability policies, please feel free to ask. Kuru talk 20:11, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

you still acted way to fast to dismiss it. when you have a ton of edits from many individuals even without a source you should take that into were wrong to act so fast,even if you were trying to do the best thing.the page should be semi protected though. for the time being, so ip address can not vandalize the pageCMJMEM (talk) 20:16, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Negative unsourced information is strictly against policy, period. You can read our biographical policy here: WP:BLP. There's no choice on this, and we remove instantly. We take a bigger beating when we report on a death that someone just made up than if we don't include a real death instantly. Please recall that this is an encyclopedia, not a news wire. Kuru talk 20:35, 10 August 2008 (UTC)


I've been watching you, mang. You seem to be all wrapped up in a power trip here. All you do is search for vandals. You could spend this time, I dunno, MAKING CONSTRUCTIVE EDITS. Instead of this "Large and in charge" attitude you bring to wikipedia with your quest to shut people down, You should remember why they started this whole thing. Edits. Constructive ones. You, my friend, are a detriment to wikipedia.

I didn't sign my name. TACOELF27

Volano Software Inc. spam and trolling

FYI, see this blacklisting entry:

I'm not sure that this will stop our Volano Software spammer/troll, but it may slow him down some.
--A. B. (talkcontribs) 04:26, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for protecting Chat room, kinda stubborn spammer. - (talk) 00:03, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

As you can see above, this one's been going on for a bit. ... discospinster talk 00:10, 12 August 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for undoing the removal of section "Skin and feathers" from Tyrannosaurus. The section's a little verbose for my taste, but it's relevant, valid and referenced. -- Philcha (talk) 07:18, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

John L. LeFlore

As John L. LeFlore's son, I find it hurting and disrectful when ANYONE who did not know what my father stood for or did not attend the high school that he helped to build, damages his legacy in ANY way. ANYTHING that is in question about anything pertaining to our family's history please consult me first. With many of these article there is priceless information that one just WOULD NOT know about. Also no one knows the vision of my father more than HIS children. I am in conjunction with the learning institution to construct and maintain business with all John L. LeFlore paraphanalia. Please contact me at your earliest for any concerns and or questions about any info that is unbeknowest to many, including yourself. Thank You for your care and concern for this matter. Our family greatly appreciates all that you do. Please communicate any questions that you may have in relation to our father. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Santeni (talkcontribs) 23:03, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

My apologies

You're correct, you did! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Santeni (talkcontribs) 23:41, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Labrador Dali

i am a fan of labrador dali and I was trying to make a page for them cause I love them and I didn't even get fair time alloted to make my entry. It got deleted right away and now bunny is very sad and disappointed in wikipedia. Can you please help me so I can get my entry up?


I am ukranian and italian too! —Preceding unsigned comment added by AMyth74 (talkcontribs) 01:14, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks one more question

okay that is pretty rough but I think I can handle it. I have xtc's "respectable street song" in my head now! should I use sandbox then until I have enough proof in the pudding to post? Thanks for your help.

Amy —Preceding unsigned comment added by AMyth74 (talkcontribs) 01:24, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Don'tcha know disco is dead?

Well don'tcha? HalfShadow 02:46, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Patrice Pike

Good call on the revert to a more encyclopedic version of this article. So much junk has come into the article, that I couldn't see how it could be fixed. TheMindsEye (talk) 03:11, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Why the deletion?

Hi Discospinster,

All the other external links are clearly commercial.

my addition is not .. *Auto Dealer Supply Checklist A detailed checklist of auto dealer forms and supplies commonly used by car dealers to successfully operate and manage their business.

It's clearly not commercial and is in fact very germane (closely or significantly related; relevant; pertinent) and adds value to the article.

I'm new to wikipedia. Why the deletion?

Thanks, Malcolm ... Estampe123 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Estampe123 (talkcontribs) 03:20, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the reconsideration

Hi Discospinster,

Thanks for the second look. Sorry about the Knol thing ;) This is my first contribution to WP and I learned a little. (WP is much more upscale then Knol)

Best, Malcolm - Estampe123 (Estampe123 (talk) 03:40, 13 August 2008 (UTC)) (hope I signed right, still not figured it out)

Re: Estampe Auto Dealer Supplies

Discospinster: The external link added to the Car dealerships in the USA article by Estampe123, should have nothing to do with Knol. The link to the "Auto Dealer Supply Checklist" is an advertisement masquerading as an article. It is one of the "Links normally to be avoided" guidelines because it falls in the category of: Links to sites that primarily exist to sell products or services... The linked article is clearly an ad since it ends with: For more information contact: Malcolm Uffelman, Estampe Auto Dealer Supplies... Thanks — CZmarlin (talk) 03:53, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Jazzy B

I am at my wits end dealing with the never ending WP:BLP problems with this article. What do you suggest I do? I'd like a third party's opinion if I'm enforcing the living persons policy "too agressively" (from an uninvolved yet experienced editor). Feel free to tell me I'm doing it all wrong. JBsupreme (talk) 06:04, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Regarding Agama Yoga Article

An article (Agama Yoga) which you have in the past (2007-10-13 02:16:55) denied Speedy Deletion has been nominated for deletion ( on the grounds that it lacks notability & sources. I have offered the initiator of this discussion to view the refferences i used but have not been so far received a reply from him. I would be happy to have your involvement in this discussion. Tomeryogi (talk) 06:33, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Kiss the Bride

Umm, that edit you deleted wasn't mine, taint. --Ragemanchoo (talk) 04:06, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

I didn't edit that article. What are you talking about? ... discospinster talk 15:06, 14 August 2008 (UTC)
Apparently the article was moved to the name Kiss the Bride (2008 film). Anyway, if you read the edit summary you will notice that I did not revert your edit, I reverted to your edit. So, you know, name-calling isn't really necessary. ... discospinster talk 18:55, 14 August 2008 (UTC)


I thought I'd point out to you that an IP address you recently blocked, user:, has continued on a massive vandalism spree. The IP address is also a sockpuppet of indefinitely blocked user:Lilbenrt, a user that was blocked for making identical vandal edits as the IP address. The IP address appears to be used by only one editor, has been blocked and warned repeatedly, and may be due for a lengthy block at this point. Chicken Wing (talk) 22:55, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Question about blocks

Hey Discospinster. After what happened on User talk:, I was wondering if an admin could—hypothetically, of course—give all the warnings and block the user even if it isn't an extreme case (ie: plain old "usual" vandalism). Thanks, ~ Troy (talk) 00:45, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Well, vandalism on Wikipedia really ranges ...I think I meant something like may be 5 or 6 vandal edits on the same page, although now I realize that that question is too generalized. I see some pretty serious stuff almost everyday, now, but there's also a bunch of test edits (keeping in mind that it differs from vandalism). ~ Troy (talk) 00:55, 16 August 2008 (UTC)
Oh well. Thanks anyway :) ~ Troy (talk) 00:59, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Roderigo Possebon

I just created this article and then realised that it had been deleted as Rodrigo Possebon (with no e) at an AfD that you closed but he has now played a league game for Manchester United so now passes WP:N. Can you unlock the "no e" version and ove my article please. regards--Vintagekits (talk) 16:35, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Redirect of Randy shaw

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"Edit Summary Vandalism" on Zillions of Games article

I'm guessing that someone made a succession of edits including messages and that the easiest way to remove it was to delete the entry and only restore up to a point. *wry grin* Gave me a bit of a shock when I saw it pop up as deleted on my watch list since I was one of the people who defended it against the last VfD where we had an editor who seemed convinced that, because ZoG is a commercial product and he'd never heard of it before, it did not belong on Wikipedia. And incidentally, if I am correct in what the vandalism was, was it that guy who's attacking the user through automated extensions, something about burning him in oil and acid? -Fuzzy (talk) 19:27, 19 August 2008 (UTC)


You're very fast, but you could be faster still. Do you mind if I mess with your huggle.css a little? J.delanoygabsadds 22:34, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Right now, your program caches 2 pages ahead of time. I want to make it so that it caches 5. Also, it only searches the mainspace. I would like to make it so that it searches other places as well. J.delanoygabsadds 14:27, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Attacks in the article Robert M. Carter

Please do not make personal attacks as you did at Robert M. Carter. Wikipedia has a strict policy against personal attacks. Attack pages and images are not tolerated by Wikipedia and are speedily deleted. Users who continue to create or repost such pages and images, especially those in violation of our Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons policy, will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Thank you. Northwestgnome (talk) 19:07, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Gaylord, Michigan

You and our erstwhile contributor are in potential violation of the 3 revert rule. His/her insertions and links concern me. I would be keep an eye out. 7&6=thirteen (talk) 22:45, 24 August 2008 (UTC) Stan

Colon, Michigan

Ditto here. But this one just seems inane. 7&6=thirteen (talk) 22:49, 24 August 2008 (UTC) Stan

Legion of Teror

The Legion has been around for 20 years, there have been about 15 articles in various newspapers, trade magazines and on radio and TV. The Legion is a Cleveland Institution and is revered in the Haunter Community.

Lazarus de Legio (talk) 03:25, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Russel Haggard

Why can't you people just leave a page alone for, oh i dont know, five minutes so that i can show my friends my awesome work!!! Russelmax (talk) 01:01, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

But 5 minutes?! its all i ask! five minutes isnt long is it?Russelmax (talk) 01:05, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Russel Haggard

But I'm not notable... yet. :( Russelmax (talk) 01:09, 26 August 2008 (UTC) lol... alright... i still think it sux that wikipedia refuses 5 minutes to the public though. so much for world equality!!! Paris Hilton gets a page for being a stupid lady who breaks the law for fun and an upstanding citizen cant get a page for 5 minutes to show his buddies? what is this world coming to? lolRusselmax (talk) 01:13, 26 August 2008 (UTC) yay! something we agree on!!!Russelmax (talk) 01:16, 26 August 2008 (UTC) But anyhow, how do you find out that ive created a page titled 'Russel Haggard'...Russelmax (talk) 01:20, 26 August 2008 (UTC) i see. so some people (like yourself) just go and delete new articles? wat if you were wrong and the subject was actually notable, you just never heard of them because they arent as famous where your from? and maybe you could help me for a sec... my userpage is a red hyperlink... it shouldnt be should it?Russelmax (talk) 01:28, 26 August 2008 (UTC) thanks for your help! :) well, im off now.. so i hope you have fun deleting many more crappy wikipedia pages.Russelmax (talk) 01:35, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Deleting Correspondence Chess Server


I am very disapointed with WIKIPEDIA.

Firstly I made big article about my chess server - and your robot found it too commercial - even then I see for sure at least one chess page it should be deleted immediatelly. I put a lot of eforts in making my page - also with many helping links... But I said to myself - OK if you see it as advertising... I will made a very short one.

Now I made my SECOND version. Just 4-5 lines of text - WHERE I COPIED TWO SENTENCES FROM THE PAGE BEEING HERE FOR LONG TIME!!!!!!! It was just a desription of chess server - like all others here!!!!

Why have you deleted also this second page!?????

I am new too wiki - so please explain me, if there is somebody, who has responsibility to stop VANDALS here from deleteing pages just for their fun. I would be also happy, if I could make my complaint to somebody who can check people who are deleting pages here...

So please - good wiki users - help me!


Can you please explain what you mean with "is not notable." In more plain english, that I will understand the meaning and what I have to do! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Smallpawn (talkcontribs) 21:05, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Notable 2

I read link about "not being notable", but I cannot find my few sentences to be more "advertising" like othere links to other chess servers.

I do not know how to write not get immediately deleted! Will you leave my work, if I just copy one of chess server articles and I change URL and name of server!?

Because in second try I really wrote just informative stuff - LIKE all chess servers here.

And if you think I am not capable to do this - could you be so kind and write YOU (JUST FOUR SENTENCES!) FOR ME, because I am obviously to stuppid to do this right way.

Please be hero and ONCE write something constructive and not just delete with light speed others work!

I ensure you I will be very happy and greatfull to you until my death! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Smallpawn (talkcontribs) 21:27, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Deletion of Max Gill

Dear Discospinster, I truly believe that Max Gill deserves his place on wikipedia. I came across an article on him in the Sun newspaper, there are numerous articles where he features online, and his credibility can be backed up by his imdb. Although i have never met him and do not know him, i still strongly believe this, however i repsect any decision you choose to make. Please see the links below to verify the claim:'Party_Planner'

Many thanks, Idealeyes (talk) 23:35, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

i would argue that him being on national t.v. everyday across many channels is enough, as well as having his face all over adverts online. What's more, his co-star Catherine Bailey has an entry, i couldn't find any articles specifically about her, even though she very much deserves her entry. There are many many actors on here who are on Wikipedia solely for their credentials rather than any appearances in magazines so i cant see why this example should be an exception. The type of information for wikipedia is on, where that deems him eligible for his own page, as well as providing for you information solely about him. Idealeyes (talk) 20:06, 27 August 2008 (UTC)


Er... the page you deleted today should have been temporarily deleted for history merge with Home Box Office that you've moved, not just to make way for move. I tagged the page with {{db-move|[...]}} with an edit summary citing "added {{db-move}} for history merge". The page history at HBO prior to your deletion was major, thus should be undeleted to complete the history merge. -- ADNghiem501 (talk) 03:33, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Done. ... discospinster talk 03:45, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
OK, thank you! -- ADNghiem501 (talk) 03:47, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Help wanted

Hi Disco, we could use some help at the vandalism front. Cheers, JNW (talk) 03:50, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, I was reading a book. Won't happen again!  ;-) ... discospinster talk 18:22, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
Books? Oh, the things with words and covers. Pages, too, as I recall. Cheers, JNW (talk) 19:15, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Spy Movie

Hi. I saw you just reverted some IP vandalism on this page - you will have seen that there is a lot of it going on. Would you consider semi-protecting the page, say for a week while its AfD runs? I requested this at RFPP several hours ago, but nothing has happened. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 18:36, 1 September 2008 (UTC)


...for not making the same mistake I did and putting in "Sept. 08" instead of "Aug. 08" on the headers. I didn't even notice and now I have to change all of my headers. ~ Troy (talk) 19:16, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

I probably would have done the same thing, but I usually issue warnings via Huggle or Twinkle, which automatically add the correct date header. ... discospinster talk 20:05, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Dumb Deletion

Why did you delete what I wrote about the ACLU supporting pedophilia and sexual offenders? Don't you watch the news or are you far left? Are you trying to hide the truth?

EDIT: I put it back into the article, this time with reliable sources. Have a nice day.

Edit2: Fair enough, defending is almost as bad as supporting. (talk) 00:04, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

23:50, 1 September 2008 (UTC)-The Voice of Common Sense —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

"Ivan Ross" deletion

I was highly dismayed to find the Ivan Ross wikipedia page deleted He is very much a "real person," as can be verified by an online lecture available at this url:, which should also confirm his scholarship and achievement in his selected field.

I would be happy to arrange for a petition of his supporters, were it to confirm his standing as a "notable figure," but since your criteria for removing his article is unclear, I can't be certain on how to disprove your assumptions.

I can be reached at [e-mail redacted] —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:03, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Vandalism on Engadine school page

I've reported the user. Would suggest you use higher level warnings next time as this is blatant vandalism from a vandalism only account. Thanks Michellecrisp (talk) 00:30, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you very much for the barnstar you have given me. I really appreciate it  :D. JEdgarFreeman (talk) 01:08, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Your opinion

Would like to know your opinion on these edits to the Freddie Mercury article. The article is constantly under scrutiny over Mercury's ethnic background. By my reading this new content speaks more about a different subject other then Mercury himself. But I do not know exactly what the previous discussion on the subject is. I noticed you seem to keep the page on your radar so I thought I would ask you directly for your thoughts. Thanks. Libs 01:36, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Agree. Libs 01:53, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

The Apprentice UK

Hi, can you please move the series articles of The Apprentice UK in non-capitalization form.

The Apprentice (UK Series One) → The Apprentice (UK series one)
The Apprentice (UK Series Two) → The Apprentice (UK series two)
The Apprentice (UK Series Three) → The Apprentice (UK series three)
The Apprentice (UK Series Four) → The Apprentice (UK series four)

Both of them are using naming conventions. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:45, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Done. ... discospinster talk 14:39, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

24 characters template

Just in regard to your deletion of the 24 characters template: is there a replacement? Currently there are a number of pages that have the red-link to the template you deleted. Blue Danube (talk) 00:18, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply! Blue Danube (talk) 01:17, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
The template is redundant and is a classic maintenance speedy delete . All of the characters appear in another template and this template is not in use. This is classic maintenance when something is superseded and made redundant.--Lucy-marie (talk) 12:25, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Isn't that like taking someone's cookie and then saying: this is fine, all the nutritional value of that obsolete cookie can be found in another cookie that made it redundant. This isn't helpful because the other template wasn't re-inserted into the pages. Where is the other template that superseded this deleted template and made it redundant? how come it wasn't linked? Classic maintenance is cool, but me and Discospinster had no idea there was another template. Blue Danube (talk) 15:30, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Comment disco knew about the other template as they specifically mention it in a post on your talk page.--Lucy-marie (talk) 15:38, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Comment but you didn't actually read the post you are referring to: this admin states clearly that the other template "was obviously not satisfactory". Blue Danube (talk) 15:58, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
I am afraid to make that comment means both templates have not been looked at. As all the info in the characters template appears in the standard 24 template.--Lucy-marie (talk) 16:09, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
You're missing the point. Discospinster knew about the standard 24 template but it wasn't explained to the sysop that it was meant as a replacement. If you used the edit summary to link to it and explain your actions, Discospinster, myself, Scogg, Coffee, and Moonriddengirl would have all understood what you were doing. Please realize this is on account of your desire to avoid linking and explaining in edit summaries and your persistence in appearing to make unilateral decisions while removing content. Blue Danube (talk) 19:23, 5 September 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for blocking that user. Wikipedia would be so much better if we didn't have users like him Techman224 (talk) 01:44, 7 September 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for the revert of my user page. =) Funny thing is that I've seen this guy before a couple of months ago as Monarchy of Byzantium. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 01:53, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Tekken 6

Not sure what you're doing, here. These guys keep adding unsourced info, and I'm using the official site as reference. Why revert my edits? (talk) 06:57, 7 September 2008 (UTC)


for the reverts to my talk page. Much appreciated. Karenjc 22:20, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

No problem. ... discospinster talk 23:05, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Reversions to vandalism on "Recent changes"

You /are/ quick at spotting/fixing those! I spent a little time just now watching for those and you pounced in just ahead of me three times in a row (Drummuir was the latest). Huggle *is* a useful tool, I presume? ;) Cheers & Keep up the good work, David. Harami2000 (talk) 02:34, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

> I'm not getting paid for that, I promise.
*lol*. Is /anyone/ around here?
I'll probably have a nose over to check that out some time. So much to do, eh?
Just a quick question aside, anyhow, if you don't mind; for personal reference to get a feel for that important (but easily overlooked) aspect of keeping content on WP running smoothly. From your personal observations, how good /is/ the "rapid reversion" coverage at present, compared with a "24*7" ideal with more than one person keeping tabs online at "all times"?
Kind regards, David. Harami2000 (talk) 02:45, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
Mhmm... there are a large number of people with the rollback rights required to utilise Huggle and it gives a fair advantage to enact those reversions rapidly, as required.
>it's pretty darn good and getting better. Would you agree with that assessment?
Was difficult to get a feel for how that plays out on a global basis, hence my enquiry: thanks for your reply and good to hear that positive tone. General observation would tend to bear that out in recent months, IMHO.... more fine work by the "invisibles", no? :)
From what I've seen, some of the more subtle "vandalism", especially that which appears credible or is actually closer to low-grade spouting of unsourced and "probably untrue" information, is probably /always/ going to be more difficult to filter out. I've been picking up a few bits-and-pieces whilst browsing various articles, along with the likes of Special:Contributions/, for example.
Best wishes/TTFN, David. Harami2000 (talk) 03:08, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

More thanks

Thank you for the rvv on my talk page yesterday. I noticed you on RCP last night (UK time) - your huggverts were mostly way faster than mine :-)  —SMALLJIM  09:19, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

I must admit it...

You are faster than I am! (Get the Princess Bride reference?)

D, I'm trolling recent changes and for the last two attempts at HG-reverting, you got to it before me. Very impressive! Serves me right for being on WP the same time as you. Keep it up! --Figureskatingfan (talk) 02:56, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

After I wrote this note, I tried to continue reverting, and you beat me two more times! Then I actually got to one before you. It's like I'm a stalker or something. And if you ever figure out how to revert vandalism *before* it happens, tell me about it, 'cause I'd like to buy that ability. ;) --Figureskatingfan (talk) 03:14, 9 September 2008 (UTC)


Must you spy on me? Samo503 (talk) 03:52, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Yes. ... discospinster talk 03:55, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Christina Mendez

Hello, Discospinster ... FYI, this article has been taken to AfD ... Happy Editing! — (talk · contribs) 14:33, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Vickie Guerrero

You can chill for a while; I've protected the page for 17 weeks. Got the last one wrong, but it's fine now. Cheers --Rodhullandemu 23:48, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

No problem. Glad to be of service, and no more mice for a while. --Rodhullandemu 23:54, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Universal Mind

The article is on the New Thought concept of Universal mind not the product which has been added on. The placement seems more like an advertisement then an article on the subject. (talk) 19:22, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, but for the record they keep reverting text. Take care. (talk) 19:29, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Tim Wise

fyi, you may need to add the protection to the article on Tim Wise again. the vandals are circling.--Eric Stoller (talk) 15:53, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

I'll keep an eye out. ... discospinster talk 16:01, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

User: and Tania Head seems to have recommenced his/her Tania Head campaign again.[1] I think there might be another 3RR coming on. I've left a warning. Scolaire (talk) 18:11, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

It is now on my watchlist, thanks. ... discospinster talk 20:53, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Don't forget to re-protect

Hi. Check the sequence here. When you deleted and restored the article, my move protection disappeared so it was re-vandalized. You'll need to re-protect after removing the vandal edits. —Wknight94 (talk) 03:18, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

4chan /b/ raid

It has come to my attention that 4chan /b/ people from "Anonymous" have been "raiding" your user talk page. I do not know why this is the case. See [2] if it hasn't 404ed yet and scroll down to #86068814 — Rickyrab | Talk 04:24, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Deletion of spelling template

Why did you delete my spellling template? You tossed it out less than a day after it was placed. If you know of a pre-existing template about that, Please place it on my talk page. --Ipatrol (talk) 21:58, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

I don't recall deleting such a template. What was it called? ... discospinster talk 02:17, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Deletion of You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter

I was NOT the user that created the page, all I did was move the page once. YBK

Deletion of Jack Hobbs (Balliol)

You must get a lot of complaints about deletions you perform but please hear me out.

I provided clear reasons for the notability of the subject. Junior common rooms of Oxford colleges are run as democracies, the decision to alter standing policy in such a manner is a prime example of the eccentricities associated with Balliol and a noteworthy section of its history. Such a change in policy is indeed unique and more notable than you may realise. How can you possibly judge whether such a character is notable or worthy of a biography when you can't understand the context in which Jack Hobbs is notorious? Futhermore, my article doesn't violate policies in the biographies of living persons. The view is that of the majority as is demonstrated in the perfectly reliable reference direct to the balliol jcr website(standing policy i.e. 2/3 vote minimum). I believe the biography comes under the non-public figure. Check the reference, this is worth documenting.

--Horatio-whs (talk) 00:33, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

Taj Mahal

Thank you for moving the test subpages from mainspace to my userspace (I'm well aware of WP:SUBPAGES and its history - some of which is rather archaic and obstruse now - see the 'see also' section at User:Joopercoopers/Tabbed articles)- perhaps you'll now finish the job and fix the tab code so they link properly in my userspace, or am I required to clean up after you? regards --Joopercoopers (talk) 16:09, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

Ok (thought this was a collaborative project). Perhaps you might let me know what's happened to Origins and architecture of the Taj Mahal/Gallery which seems to have disappeared and not reapperared in my user space. Cheers. --Joopercoopers (talk) 19:07, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

Cogito ergo sum

The correct sentence is "Cogito,ego sum",not "cogito, ergo sum". please check Latin library if you are nonsense enough!. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Johan11131982 (talkcontribs)

Hey how much does one get paid to do this? I am looking for a job and am curious. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:40, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

About $75K a year. ... discospinster talk 03:43, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Tate Canine Elbow

Hi Discospinster! Long time no talk... I have added a COI warning to the creator's talkpage on this article, since I suspect him to be inventor or co-inventor of the product mentioned. I have advised him to cease editing on it and pass all future edits through the article's talk page. If you look at his username, vandermg, and look at the inventor's names, you will see what I mean! :) Regards, and don't be a stranger! Thor Malmjursson (talk) 02:54, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Well intentioned revert

I see what you were trying to do here, but it looks like you only reverted half of the vandalism. Does Huggle let you easily review your reverts? If so, hopefully you can take more care in ensuring that your reverts get the whole bit of vandalism. Plasticup T/C 02:35, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

No problem. I fixed the revert that time, but I just wanted to give you a heads up. Plasticup T/C 02:42, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank you

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Thanks for this revert. Keep up the great work! SpencerT♦C 01:27, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
No problem, SpencerT♦C 01:43, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

bad links

Apologies, I thought they were actually useful tools for people! Wont happen again.

Regards A —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:30, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you for reverting vandalism on Don Alfonso (song). Someone must have been EWI to have been so upset when I tried to resolve an editing dispute with a "meet you half way" solution. The editor says he had a run-in with me before; I have no recollection of what that refers to. Life goes on... --A Knight Who Says Ni (talk) 15:00, 27 September 2008 (UTC)