User talk:Finlay McWalter/archive9

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A cheeseburger for you![edit]

Cheeseburger.png I like your style. TheSandwhichWriter (talk) 15:36, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Links to WikiProjects on Wikipedia page[edit]

Quicklinks to WikiProjects(Wiktionary, WikiNews etc) are needed on Wikipedia and vice-versa, in the header or on the left-margin column. Please consider including these to the existing links for the convenience of users navigation from one project to another.Rockin291 (talk) 15:23, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Star Trek V[edit]

Hi, thanks for fixing the "pictured" thing on the TFA page. Missed it! --KFP (contact - edits) 02:46, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

What do you mean?[edit]

Hi Finlay. You posted on my talk page criticising me. I have no idea what you are referring to. What are you referring to? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Matt me (talkcontribs) 15:27, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

I did the impossible[edit]

I am superman. Check my edit to your userpage. And check what I did here.Now read this. Von Restorff (talk) 20:10, 8 January 2012 (UTC) p.s. I hope no-one is going to slay you, that would be uncool, this is just a proof of concept. Check the title of my talkpage BTW.

I reverted my edit to your userpage; if you prefer to use the title "Slay McWalter" on your userpage you can revert my revert. Face-wink.svg Von Restorff (talk) 17:30, 10 January 2012 (UTC)


Why don't u respond someone's comment on your talk page?????????????????????????

Do you always ignore other wikipedian's comments that has been posted on your talk page??? (talk) 09:23, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Government drawings[edit]

I do not. It didn't take long, and I suppose you only do them once for every parliamentary house or number-of-seats change. Tool would clearly be useful though. Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 16:46, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Finlay McWalter,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, were it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.

Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 19:20, 9 February 2012 (UTC)


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Help us develop better software![edit]

Thanks to all of you for commenting on the NOINDEX RfC :). It's always great to be able to field questions like these to the community; it's genuinely the highlight of my work! The NOINDEX idea sprung from our New Page Triage discussion; we're developing a new patrolling interface for new articles, and we want your input like never before :). So if you haven't already seen it, please go there, take a look at the screenshots and mockups and ideas, and add any comments or suggestions you might have to the talkpage. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 16:46, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Dja speaks candidly[edit]

What a sad bunch. Did anybody see how damned fast TParis came to indefblock here? And I still see grave dancing words like "if you want an indef block, better not to go out in bad terms with people", and "I think you interpret a lot of things to be attacks against you when they are not, which is a pity. I would hope that you could come back in future and we could talk more, maybe see about ways to communicate without so much drama." A bunch of pompous twaddle. Don't get brainwashed by this stinking swamp. Please. Listen to you, all of you sound like cultists. This place will not last, and you all fail to realise you count for nothing here. Then I have to listen to an admin who is being attacked like me, but is too slow to catch on, and a sanctimonious edit warring fool who pretends to like me. That is what this place does to you! I'm old! Too tired to take all this - but I know at least 95% of you are kids. Get away whilst you can. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:41, 7 April 2012 (UTC)


Do you know about sowing the wind...? (talk)


No ttingham UK


L!ol — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:50, 18 April 2012 (UTC)



what sup[edit]

Dude hows eveyhtubg going — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:52, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Help, a minor thing I am asking of several admins[edit]

This is User:Djathinkimacowboy (indefblocked, and no, I am not trying to circumvent the block) with only one request: please remove the photo that is seen on my page[1]. I DO NOT want that to remain there. The rest is OK as-is but NOT that photo. Thanks. There are other admins I am approaching with this request. (talk) 12:43, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

TParis has handled this for me, many thanks anyway. (talk) 15:14, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Scottish institute of sport logo.png[edit]


Thanks for uploading File:Scottish institute of sport logo.png. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Skier Dude (talk) 03:52, 30 May 2012 (UTC)


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Hill sphere[edit]

Alright if a planet or something that is out of hill sphere of a star then it is orbiting the galaxy in a big picture right? But in the smaller scale, is it standing still or spinning around? Like the Earth, in small scale it is orbiting the Sun but on the bigger scale it is also orbiting the galaxy. You can respond on this page too and I will check here. (talk) 18:44, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

A cheeseburger for you![edit]

Cheeseburger.png Here's a free gift! 19:03, 26 August 2012 (UTC))

Hi did you see my hill sphere question above? If you don't want or don't know how to respond then just tell me. Thanks! (talk) 21:03, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

The Olive Branch: A Dispute Resolution Newsletter (Issue #1)[edit]

Welcome to the first edition of The Olive Branch. This will be a place to semi-regularly update editors active in dispute resolution (DR) about some of the most important issues, advances, and challenges in the area. You were delivered this update because you are active in DR, but if you would prefer not to receive any future mailing, just add your name to this page.

Steven Zhang's Fellowship Slideshow

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  • Background: A brief overview of the DR ecosystem.
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  • Survey results: Highlights from Steven Zhang's April 2012 survey
  • Activity analysis: Where DR happened, broken down by the top DR forums
  • DR Noticeboard comparison: How the newest DR forum has progressed between May and August
  • Discussion update: Checking up on the Wikiquette Assistance close debate
  • Proposal: It's time to close the Geopolitical, ethnic, and religious conflicts noticeboard. Agree or disagree?
Read the entire first edition of The Olive Branch -->

--The Olive Branch 19:02, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

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