User talk:Dweller

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16 January 2018

<Sticky> Special notice[edit]

Thanks to really horrible RL stuff that I wouldn't even wish on an FAC opposer, my availability to edit/mop/Crat/OS stuff until further notice* will be unpredictable, possibly sporadic and definitely severely limited.

I'm a grumpy old so-and-so at the best of times, but right now, I really need cheering up. You can cheer me up by posting here about some really great content work you've done, or other editing that is in line with the old-fashioned values in my sig. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 15:59, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

*Actually, has been for a while, if I'm honest

As requested - Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/List of London Monopoly locations/archive1 Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 16:04, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
I haven't been at ANI or blocked today!!!!!! The Rambling Man (talk) 18:36, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Don't tempt me... :-) BencherliteTalk 18:37, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
It's about to happen... see User talk:Medeis#"Ah, fuck it". At least this time it's not me who's got it completely wrong!! The Rambling Man (talk) 19:13, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Sorry to hear that, Dweller. Best of luck in your RL and hopefully you can return to us soon. Face-smile.svg I'll promise to stay extremely old-fashioned in the mean time, like back in the good old time when Wellington boots were still made of wood. Face-wink.svg Regards SoWhy 19:28, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

This stuff is helping. Tyvm. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 10:39, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

[1] I take it/hope all is better now? Face-smile.svg Regards SoWhy 12:19, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
Sadly not. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 12:23, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
Sorry to hear that :-/ Regards SoWhy 12:46, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
  • After two years of utter hell and the loss of everything I'd worked two decades to build, thank to an (ex)spouse, I feel your pain. Life can kick you in the teeth even when you do everything right. I can only offer the assurance that things will get better. Most likely. Dennis Brown - 01:17, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
    • Made that mistake but made it early in life - only one decade wasted. Anyone who's in the Bath area is welcome to come and sob into a cider together. It's been that sort of week here, too. GoldenRing (talk) 12:44, 29 June 2017 (UTC)
@GoldenRing: I know it's an old cliche, but - been there, done that. Cider? You could try some Electric Bear, and then write the article for it :-) Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 10:36, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Update: RL events have left me tired and sad. I don't know if/when I'll return to editing. Apologies to anyone whose messages are not being responded to. You're not ignored, I just can't prioritise Wikipedia at the moment. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 08:48, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

Sending love. The Rambling Man (talk) 08:51, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
"Tired and sad"? I sincerely hope this isn't a suicide goodbye message. In the event I am overreacting, you will be missed here and I hope you do return.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 17:36, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
Dweller isn't suicidal (or hasn't been when we've chatted), he's very tired, and dealing with a loss. Dweller, if there's anything I can do, let me know. - Dank (push to talk) 18:13, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Semi-retiring from Wikipedia[edit]

Sorry for any unanswered messages. It's been a difficult few months. I may make some occasional edits to Wikipedia but I think the best thing to do is mark my account as semi-retired. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 09:20, 27 September 2017 (UTC)

Good luck. Fair winds and following seas. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:34, 27 September 2017 (UTC)
I'm sorry to see this. Your sane, sensible and always kind presence will be missed. I hope you'll feel able to return in due course. Johnlp (talk) 10:54, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
What? But Alf Ramsey is not FA yet...! Best wishes, Alex ShihTalk 08:43, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Re message in archive[edit]

Hello, Dweller. No need to apologise. I fully understand as I know you are having problems in real life. All the best and I hope everything works out well for you in the end. Jack | talk page 16:43, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!

Indef'ed IP[edit]

Hi Dweller, I noticed:

  1. (talk · contribs · WHOIS) blocked by User:Dweller for Unlblocked SoxBot VI or impersonator

It looks like unixpod no longer exists. Could you check to see if this block length is still appropriate? Thanks! SQLQuery me! 03:08, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

I've unblocked. Hope that helps. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 13:09, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

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Hey stop delete the characters of twd season 7[edit]

You need to read WP:BLP. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 14:28, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Dweller. Voting in the 2017 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 10 December. All users who registered an account before Saturday, 28 October 2017, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Wednesday, 1 November 2017 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

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If you wish to participate in the 2017 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Request for assistance[edit]

Hello Dweller. I have attempted to create a request for Guadalcanal Campaign to appear as the featured article on the 75th anniversary of the end of the battle,[2] but was unsuccessful. Can you help? I have gone over the article and will do so again; like all of Cla68's work it holds up well, despite its age. Thanks, Kablammo (talk) 21:32, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Dweller is mainly retired, is there anything I could help you with? The Rambling Man (talk) 21:58, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Thanks TRM. Yes, I'm not really involved at the moment, other than passing edits/admin actions on things I happen to notice when I visit for reference etc. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 11:12, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Thank you both.
The Rambling Man, Dweller had listed Guadalcanal Campaign as a possible TFA for February 9, the 75th anniversary of the battle's end. User:Dweller/Featured Articles that haven't been on Main Page#2008. While it appears at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/pending it does not appear at WP:TFAR. I attempted — unsuccessfully — to list it on the latter page. (I'm not sure if a listing there is even needed.) Kablammo (talk) 14:25, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Happy Saturnalia![edit]

Pompeii - Osteria della Via di Mercurio - Dice Players.jpg Happy Saturnalia
Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free and you not often get distracted by dice-playing. Ealdgyth - Talk 13:54, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 15:03, 18 December 2017 (UTC)


Dweller, just a note of thanks for your reminder to all concerned. I hope 2018 fares better for you and yours. With regards, --Jack Frost (talk) 09:53, 5 January 2018 (UTC)

Happy new year to you and everyone who reads these words. And those who don't. Or can't. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 10:59, 5 January 2018 (UTC)

Re: Sorry[edit]

Understood. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 11:09, 9 January 2018 (UTC)