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OK. Sorry.Thanks for telling me.User:Andycjp.25/04/04

Gee, thanks! (Hmm.. feels odd to be the first one to edit this edition of your talk page.) You've been doing great work also, if I may say so. Vandal-busting is fun and RC itself genuinely addictive, as I'm sure you're aware. :) Perhaps one day I'll be as quick as you, too! Cheers, -- Hadal 07:45, 14 Apr 2004 (UTC)

thanks Sorry 04:08, 15 Apr 2004 (UTC)

dys, not sure it's necessary to warn of profanity on a page per se (Mat (language)), but then again it's not technically necessary to warn of plot spoilers either. think it ought to go back for this one, certainly did no harm. Chris Rodgers 10:12, 16 Apr 2004 (UTC)

But there is a difference between plot spoilers and language. Spoilers can ruin the viewing experience for someone, whilst prudes who read some harsh words will merely be only temporarily offended. However, if you feel strongly about it, it can go back but after the intro para, perhaps. Dysprosia 10:18, 16 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Mark Horton/Mary Ann Horton

Turns out that this person did NOT have a sex change at all ( page 7), but is "simply" "bi-gendered" (page 8). Given this, perhaps you know best what title the article should carry, what exactly it should read and what consequences this has for Horton's entry in list of transgendered people. -- Dissident 23:01, 16 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing it out :) Amended both pages respectively. Dysprosia 00:29, 17 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Albert Hofmann

What kind of > browser and > screen resolution have you been using? Did you experience a picture stack-up? Is it gone now? (info: for consistency with other pages I try to keep the passport-like pictures on the left...)

Moz Firefox, 1024x768 but with sidebar, so somewhat less. No, no stackup, just think the person's pic should firs tbe on the right, then it down't matter as much after. If you want to do it your way, that's perfectly all right :) Dysprosia 08:25, 18 Apr 2004 (UTC)

See also vs Related articles

Hi. I saw you changed the List of municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region article. I don't know what's the official wikistyle for this but personally I would go for the more compact format with links separated by commas (e.g. in Patent). Moreover I prefer "Related articles" than "See also" but that's detail... Is there a style agreement for this? Cheers -- Edcolins 12:53, 18 Apr 2004 (UTC)

It's a common convention to split long lists of "see alsos" into bulleted form.
I respectfully disagree with the Wikipedia:Manual of Style acceptance of use of a "related articles" header in that it makes things more confusing between "See also" and "Related articles", and often can be served by a single "See also" header. Check it out, see what you think... Dysprosia 22:08, 18 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Your last update of Prostitution seems to have obliterated most of the text (I reverted it, don't panic) presumably by accident. This has happened a number of times by various people on various pages (me included) - do you have any idea why or how? I am using Opera (though I doubt that's the problem). Mat-C 12:57, 18 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Gee, sorry bout that. I think there's a bug in the edit conflict handling that I'm about 90% sure will not be a problem in the new release of MediaWiki. Dysprosia 22:08, 18 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Spoiler warning

Why did you just do that at Say It With Poison? <KF> 23:05, 18 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Replied at Talk:Say It With Poison Dysprosia 23:08, 18 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Confession of possible orig. res.

I just posted this on Charles's talk, but i am even more familiar with your name:

Could you take a quick look at Talk:Motif of harmful sensation#Confession? -- you've at least been around longer than i, & may be able to advise me if i need to do more. --Jerzy(t) 08:45, 2004 Apr 21 (UTC)

Done :) Replied at that page. Dysprosia 09:04, 21 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Tnx. Rather than compounding my offense, by pretending at WP:RfC to be in a dispute with myself, i settled on

Wikipedia:Peer review#Motif of harmful sensation

and that puts my mind much more at ease. And i enjoyed the exploding sheep. [grin] --Jerzy(t) 14:49, 2004 Apr 21 (UTC)

BJAODNing of this

It's already preserved in the page history and linked to on the first page. - Woodrow XXIIIII, Emperor of the United States, Minister of Ministry 21:46, 21 Apr 2004 (UTC)

So, I'll change it to point to the copy. It's best to keep random users from poking into edit histories lest they may accidentally revert. Dysprosia 22:48, 21 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Hello ? Thanks for the vote on the steward access :-) See ya SweetLittleFluffyThing

I didn't see your request till after I reverted the vandalism.  :) RickK 00:12, 29 Apr 2004 (UTC)

about typo fixing of multiple choice illustrations

I made the illustrations and have the origninal files.. I'll fix them up if someone (like you) gives me the correct text. Just write your suggestion here.

MrMambo 23:11, 25 Apr 2004 (UTC)

"Which of these can be true?" Dysprosia 01:01, 26 Apr 2004 (UTC)


Thank me for what? RickK 23:21, 28 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Speedy Deleting that which has been VfD'd

Hi. Speedy deleting anything that is a candidate for it is a good thing, but if it's been listed on the VfD page it would be good to delete the VfD part as well. Black Skin, White Masks is the specific item that prompted this mention. --Brockert 08:42, Apr 25, 2004 (UTC)

I know, I know. But have you tried editing VfD nowadays? Dysprosia 08:43, 25 Apr 2004 (UTC)
Yeah, it's my pet project. Check this out. If you edit using the section edits, it works OK most of the time. --Brockert 09:15, Apr 25, 2004 (UTC)
Perhaps, but if the edit-conflict-merging software hasn't been implemented yet, it fails miserably. I'm only on dialup... Dysprosia 09:18, 25 Apr 2004 (UTC)

(from my talk page) Too confusing? Come on, Dysprosia. He puts more items up for deletion than pretty much anyone else, he could at least learn the syntax. For single word articles like "Artificial", there's no excuse. I did fix the format for him, as advertised. It also specifically says that "In the second and third lines, the replacement for Page_name must be identical but do not have to be identical to the first line." It doesn't set a specific guidline for the differences between the first vs. the second and third. --Ben Brockert 03:04, May 1, 2004 (UTC)

Oh, and aren't those case sensitive "VfD" strings a pain? I've been flogged by that one myself on a few occasions. --Ben Brockert 03:07, May 1, 2004 (UTC)

Shock site

Removing the TOC hardly makes anything better. It makes the page harder to navigate and removes the meaning of having the headings marked up accurately in the first place. I don't know what the best solution is here :/ Fredrik 15:27, 1 May 2004 (UTC)

Tell ya what. I'll make one of those nifty custom TOCs with the new image syntax, that should work - what do you think? Dysprosia 15:31, 1 May 2004 (UTC)
A custom TOC sounds good to me. But what are "those nifty" ones and what specific new syntax to create them are you talking about? I'm curious, because I know how to create a custom TOC with a few lines of HTML, but I haven't heard of any special syntax for it. Fredrik 15:37, 1 May 2004 (UTC)
See [1]. If you're feeling adventurous, go ahead and make the custom TOC, otherwise I'll take a stab at it tomorrow or Monday... Dysprosia 15:45, 1 May 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for your reminder on colovaginoplasty - I thought I had caught them all. -- AlexR 22:39, 4 May 2004 (UTC)

Since you seem to be against headings of mass destruction, take a look at my user page for a recent report on my headings inspections. Comments are most welcome! :) -- Dan Matic 08:28, 5 May 2004 (UTC)


Hi! I noticed you've contributed (a lot) to computer science articles. I've started a project on WikiProject Computing to propose a standard pseudocode for use throughout the Wikipedia that I call wikicode. Please join the WikiProject (no commitment required) and please participate in the discussion about wikicode. Thanks!

Derrick Coetzee 16:52, 5 May 2004 (UTC)

Blank space

Sorry bout that. eheheh. --Saint-Paddy 23:20, 5 May 2004 (UTC)

CSLU Toolkit and related...

Are you aware or VfD-Translation articles? That might provide some useful background info on all this... Lupo 10:22, 6 May 2004 (UTC)

Yeah, I did see it before, but it's probably been updated, so I'll take another look. Dysprosia 10:23, 6 May 2004 (UTC)



I received you message a bit late. Pls unify. I won't be touching it. But might add something after a few days. Jondel

Changing casings of words in subject headings

Hi, I just noticed your changes to the subject header capitalization in Arizona, and was wondering if you could point out where the convention for this is written. The titles are capitalized in WikiProject_U.S._States, and your convention seems counterintuitive. Thanks, Iroll 01:46, 7 May 2004 (UTC)

I agree. I think of them as chapter titles, and am very tempted to revert Iowa. --Ben Brockert 02:44, May 7, 2004 (UTC)

The capitalization as it stood was incorrect. Please refer to the Wikipedia:Manual of Style (headings), where it states that Capitalize the first word and any proper nouns in headings, but leave the rest lower case. Dysprosia 09:01, 7 May 2004 (UTC)