# User talk:Etaonish/Archive

Favorite limerick:

The homoerotic GrandInquisitor
The attention of other males would spur
They'd drool over his bod
He'd just think it was odd
For the female race he did prefer

Please don't sign articles like you did in GameFAQs. The fact that you contributed to an article is already recorded in the history, accessible at [1], so any signatures in the article itself are removed as they only clutter the article. andy 23:37, 27 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Exactly. No one owns the articles here. I hope you enjoy editing Wikipedia. Chris Roy 23:42, 27 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Sorry! First time....--Etaonish 14:23, 28 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia! Your articles and edits are very helpful and appropriate; keep up the good work! --MerovingianTalk 21:34, Apr 15, 2004 (UTC)

Hello Etaonish;

In case you noticed, you have been blocked on meta. This was naturally a mistake, and I actually hope you did not notice :-) Our Alex is a bit hot on the block button; I unblocked you of course. Cheers. FirmLittleFluffyThing 22:28, 15 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Have no fear: I don't even know what being "blocked on meta" is. I have absolutely no idea what happened. When did he block me? Wait, I think I know what meta is....I've never even been there. Oh well. --Etaonish 22:38, 15 Apr 2004 (UTC)

??? Interesting ... are you the one who made that edit Eta ? http://meta.wikipedia.org/w/wiki.phtml?title=Wikipedians_by_age&curid=5960&diff=32175&oldid=32172

FirmLittleFluffyThing

Hmm, may have been my brother. It's accurate though, and from my IP. Was that the reason I was blocked? --Etaonish 01:19, 16 Apr 2004 (UTC)

your brother ??? No, the reason why you were blocked is just that we have a sysop there who do not really act responsability all the time. You did nothing wrong :-) SweetLittleFluffyThing

## ugly sig

Sorry to say this, but you have one ugly sig. What have you got against black on white? It is also a nightmare for people with visual disabilities. Please consider less visually jarring ways of drawing attention to yourself. -- Viajero 13:30, 13 Jun 2004 (UTC)

I'm terribly sorry. Was carried away for a while. Have changed it. --Etaonish 14:17, 13 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Out of curiosity... is your username based on the letter frequency sequence 'etaoinshrdlu'? --Random|832 22:58, 20 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Yes - according to Sherlock Holmes the frequency combo is "etaonish". You happen to be the first person in history to notice that, on any of the sites where I use this name. --Etaonish 02:57, Jun 21, 2004 (UTC)

## VfD, deletion policy

Hey,

I saw and commented and voted on your recent nomination for deletion at Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Something Awful Forums. I was thinking of adding a section about how I thought it was an invalid nomination, but since I believe you were acting in good faith, I'd just like to talk to you about the nomination first, and why it doesn't comply very well with the deletion policy.

There are three main reasons that I belive the nomination to be invalid. Firstly, the article is clearly encyclopedic, which was a major part of the nomination. Topics are rarely inherently unencyclopedic, simply by the definition of the word. A comprehensive enyclopedia article on the topic simply proves its encyclopedism, for lack of a better analogue. Secondly, comparison to other articles is never a valid reason for deletion. That other articles aren't as complete or detailed as one, does not mean that an article is too long. Perhaps there is extraneous information within the article, yet the article itself should be examined and not compared. Lastly, as a little research points out, this article was split off of the main article, because the main article had grown too long. Complying with wikipedia's suggested article size should not merit a vote for deletion.

One more thing regarding the discussion in general. Once its clear that an article has a large base of support, its never a bad thing to reconsider your opinion, or at least remain silent. To crusade for deletion (or even contraction) of a specific article is never a good thing. If an article truly should be deleted, the support will show; if it needs to be contracted, it should be discussed on the article's talk page, where the articles contributors spend most of their time discussing it.

Anyways, I don't mean to be harsh, but I just wanted to address those things. Happy wikiing.

siroχo 20:15, Oct 13, 2004 (UTC)

### more ruminations

I don't think an extended argument is really appropriate on VfD, so I'm leaving a couple notes here.

I think you should consider the influence that the SA community has on the greater net. Memes spawned or popularized by SA tend to spread all over. The forums are important to a reasonable number of people, and at least in the back of many others' minds.

Yes, the page might benefit from some culling of trivia. However, VfD is not the place to ask for that. Just edit the article, and then if you and the regular editors of the page can reach no compromise, RfC is the place to get community feedback. The voting page is looking like the site of a holy war these days, and that's not good for anyone. Parties involved would do well to chill. --Twinxor 22:56, 13 Oct 2004 (UTC)

## Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday, Edward! (And only one day late!) Best wishes. --Whosyourjudas (talk) 00:48, 23 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Thank you very much for the kind words. Just doing my part in the WP community. --Whosyourjudas (talk) 03:01, 23 Oct 2004 (UTC)

## VfD

Strange. I definitely didn't take those out, and I would say "edit conflict" if they weren't actually in the previous version. I hit "stop", fixed the formatting on the election thing, and hit submit again. No idea where they went though, definitely wasn't me deliberately deleting them :-/ Chris 01:51, 13 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Apology accepted, though I understand your concerns. Either way, it seems people are patrolling the VfD Category watching for things which get lost nowadays. :-) Chris 02:01, 13 Nov 2004 (UTC)

## VfA

I see that you were "nominated" by the EvilLibrarian, a new user who I think was experimenting as much as trolling. I think a bureacrat will have to remove the nomination, if I can't. You may be nominated for real in a few months, though! Cheers, Fire Star 02:20, 13 Nov 2004 (UTC)

You're welcome. There isn't any overlap between your edit history and EvilLibrarian's (admittedly short) edit history, so I'm guessing that you were a random target for a troll. The "Evil" in the name says it all! Cheers, Fire Star 04:13, 13 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Ah, I didn't see the Karpov article in my cursory viewing of your last 50 edits. So much for my random theory. Let me know if you have any more problems. Fire Star 04:26, 13 Nov 2004 (UTC)

## Vandalism

Not a problem. I usually check the Recent Changes page for any odd edits. Cyrloc 23:57, 17 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Ha, i just got vandalized too. Cyrloc 00:12, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

SA thing? Haven't heard of it, so probably not. :) What was it? Cyrloc 01:22, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Oh that. I took a look at it, but i wasn't involved. Cyrloc 16:18, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

## Unverified images

I notice they currently don't have an image copyright tag. Could you add one to let us know their copyright status? (You can use {{gfdl}} if you release them under the GFDL, or {{fairuse}} if you claim fair use, etc.) If you don't know what any of this means, just let me know where you got the images and I'll tag them for you. Thanks, Kbh3rd 01:35, 16 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Archive

## A Jersey Man, and Proud of it

I'm from New Jersey. I curse a lot. I never had school on Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur. I say "yo", and I say it often. I sure as hell don't pump my own gas. I know what real pizza tastes like, and I know that a bagel is more than a roll with a hole in the middle. All good nights usually end at a diner, preferably with cheese fries. It's a sub, not a hoagie or worse, a hero, and I wash it down with soda, not pop. And I don't go to the beach - I go down the shore. I judge people by what exit they are off the parkway. I know 65 mph really means 80. When someone cuts me off, they get the horn and the finger.. and they expect it. The left lane is for passing, not cruising at 55mph. I am from New Jersey....and I love it. I dare you to mock me for it.

## Thanks for the WWCC stuff

Just wanted to say good work on the women's section of World Chess Championship - it's needed somebody to do that for a while. So: good work. --Camembert

## Thumbs

They look good now. By the way, where did you find the information about how to resize them (in case I ever need it)? Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 22:47, 25 Jan 2005 (UTC)

## To counter all the Britannica claims, etc...

Hi, about your post at the Village Pump, you might be interested in User:Maurreen/Core topics and the Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team. Maurreen 06:47, 8 Feb 2005 (UTC)

## Iraqi resistence requested move

First time in a long time I've seen your talk page...love the NJ stuff up above (as an expatriate New Jerseyan)...anyways... Please vote to support the move from Iraqi resistanceIraqi insurgency at Wikipedia:Requested_moves. Thanks! Need your help. Bring some friends. —ExplorerCDT 17:16, 17 Feb 2005 (UTC)

• Saw you voted. Thanks. —ExplorerCDT 20:01, 17 Feb 2005 (UTC)

## Images

Your Karpov and Kasparov images, Image:KasparovKarpov.jpg and Image:Karkas1.jpg, don't have any information on their source. Could you let me know where you got them from? Without copyright status, they might get deleted from the servers. Thanks, — Asbestos | Talk 12:18, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I believe they came from [2] and [3] respectively. On the other hand, I've seen the pictures all over, in books and in other websites. Unsure as to original source.--Etaonish 15:38, Apr 21, 2005 (UTC)

## All your base are belong to us

I've given you some links to support SomethingAwfuls claim to making AYB popular over at Talk:All_your_base_are_belong_to_us. Trampled talk 16:44, 21 May 2005 (UTC)

I think it would be disingenuous to say SA 'started' it all, but I think they made it popular with the photoshop thread. Unfortunately only 1 page has been saved of it. According to the guys who made the photoshops, the 'flash' thing that was made stole most of its content from that work. Obviously without the cached pages there isn't anyway to prove that though :) Trampled talk 09:19, 23 May 2005 (UTC)

## Image:Capablanca.jpg

 Image deletion warning The image Image:Capablanca.jpg has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images. If the image's copyright status cannot be verified, it will be deleted. If you have any information on the source or licensing of this image, please go there to provide the necessary information.

Burgundavia (✈ take a flight?) 09:52, May 27, 2005 (UTC)

All these images I have listed on WP:PUI as with above image. For the chess games, there is a way of displaying them without having to have one image per game. For the images of old chess master and games, you will probably be able to claim fair use, if you wish. Cheers. Burgundavia (✈ take a flight?) 07:44, May 30, 2005 (UTC)

## Federer

• A great job. I've been wanting to do it but was too lazy. This was one of the most appalling articles I've ever seen. Grrrr. Keep up the good work. You might want to glance at the Bill Tilden and Pancho Gonzales articles I wrote to see the contrast in how to approach great players. Unfortunately, so many people who write articles (in any categories) are simply fans of that person (or movie or whatever) and only want to put their enthusiasms on the page.... I have my enthusiasms too, but I try to keep them under control.Hayford Peirce 30 June 2005 16:32 (UTC)

## Superjew From SIG has Stuff to Say

Ed Fu: A 4 on your AP chem exams. Tisk, tisk, tisk, and I thought you were smart. and only 4 AP's? Come on. Sigh...and a socialist. I'm just plain disappointed now. Plus...how can an inferior chess player like you edit the chess articles. Lol.

## User categorization

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## User Categorization

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## Belated Birthday

User:Jenmoa/birthday --User:Jenmoa 15:32, 24 October 2005 (UTC)

## Toyota function

Hello there. I don't think you know me, but 'gb' (he didn't want me to reveal his real name, but I know him personally) said that you were interested in knowing how I made a function that replicates the toyota logo. If he lied about you wanting to know this...then I'm sorry for bothering you.

The concept behind it is pretty simple. The toyota logo is simply three ellipses. The hardest part is, obviously, finding out how to do this without using a piecewise function.

If you have two functions, f(x) and g(x), and you want f(x) for x<a but g(x) for x>a, then you can 'cheat' by doing the following:

${\displaystyle {\frac {g(x)+f(x)}{2}}+({\frac {g(x)-f(x)}{2}})({\frac {|x-a|}{x-a}})}$

Now you just find the three functions that you want and use that strategy. If you want the actual function then I can give it to you (I have it stored in LaTeX format somewhere), but that's really all you need to know if you want to make it yourself, and I think 'gb' said you just wanted to know how it could be done.

Warm regards,

Faraaz (Frazzydee|)

PS: Obviously this doesn't work at x=a, so you'll have to set a domain restriction there. -Frazzydee| 03:33, 3 November 2005 (UTC)

## hey

Unbelievable. I visit the APDA article history, and I come across an APDA guy. You're now the first Wikipedia user whose real-world counterpart I've actually met. Egad. Well, here's hoping your trip home was good/finals don't suck/tonight's freshly fallen snow is still there when I wake up/I catch you at the next tournament -- Raffi (M.O. from your HUD round)

(omphaloscope talk) 06:18, 4 December 2005 (UTC
Didn't do as well as I expected to, but I had a lot of fun, met a ton of people, and - most importantly - ate a lot of good food. Chemistry midterm studying beckons... see you 'round. (omphaloscope talk) 16:45, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

Hello, mate. Your sig is bolloxed up: the problem is that the < and > symbols in <font color="green"> and </font> are actually the HTML codes &lt; and &gt;. If you fix that, it should work fine (note: if for some reasons that doesn't do the trick, take a look at WP:SIGHELP). Hope that helps, Blackcap (talk) (vandalfighters, take a look) 08:00, 11 December 2005 (UTC)

## Rutgers and Chess

For a Rutgers student and Chess enthusiast, I've never seen you at the Chess Club! Good luck on finals. Meetings are either Tuesdays or Thursdays, at College Ave Food Court!

## apda

etaonish, you are a debating god. magnificent performance this weekend. and i'm 0-2 against you bro. next time, you're going down... Omphaloscope » talk 09:04, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

Dan and I also dropped to Columbia J J. ...but we still won, at least in my mind. :) Omphaloscope » talk 16:30, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

## Once upon a time...

You wrote the following regarding the article at Sollog: "Delete. Unimportant."

I was wondering if you might still be interested in seeing the Sollog article deleted, or perhaps moved (with talk pages) to BJAODN? A number of editors have now suggested that this article does not deserve to be on Wikipedia because Sollog is a non-entity whose only claim to fame is that he annoying trolled on Usenet and Wikipedia in order to gain attention and draw links to his deathporn sites. A couple of people now have agreed that moving it to BJAODN might be a good idea. If you are still interested in the Sollog article at all, even if your opinion has changed, I would appreciate your comments at Talk:Sollog under the section "An idea for Vivaldi: move this entire thing to BJAODN". Thanks for your time and consideration. Vivaldi 00:46, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

## Images

You know that picture of yourself on Halloween that you uploaded? "Ninja.jpg"?

Someone else uploaded a completely different image with that name, overwriting yours (a hazard of giving files names which are too simple and likely to be re-used). I was able to restore your version (since the second image was useless), but I strongly suggest that you replace your picture with a better-named file. DS 13:21, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

## Image:Etaonish_with_friend.jpg listed for deletion

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## Unspecified source for Image:Spassky.jpg

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