User talk:Fish114

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Hi, Fish114, Welcome to Wikipedia! Wikipedia-logo.png

Thank you for your contributions, you seem to be off to a good start. Hopefully you will soon join the vast army of Wikipediholics! If you need help on how to title new articles see the naming conventions, and for help on formatting the pages visit the manual of style. For general questions goto Wikipedia:Help or the FAQ, if you can't find your answer there check the Village Pump (for Wikipedia related questions) or the Reference Desk (for general questions)! There's still more help at the Tutorial and Policy Library. Plus, don't forget to visit the Community Portal. If you have any more questions after that, feel free to ask me directly on my user talk page.

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You can find me at my user page or talk page for any questions. Happy editing, and we'll see ya 'round. :)

Joe I 00:11, 7 January 2006 (UTC)


Until this issue with your school is resolved, I'm afraid you won't be able to edit. You cannot be held responsible for the content on a site you cannot access. The idea of you being held personally responsible is just too worrying, and is not right for Wikipedia. For your sake, I am banning you until this is resolved. The school should contact Wikimedia directly if they have concerns that they wish to discuss. They can do this by mailing (FAO Lisa Carter) -- sannse (talk) 00:29, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

That was rather drastic. Was there an attempt to obtain any kind of consensus for this action beforehand? --James S. 23:58, 7 February 2006 (UTC)
No, because I saw it as an emergency situation where someone's off-line life could be seriously affected if we didn't act. I did discuss it with another administrator, and informed Arbitrators of what was going on and how I had dealt with it. In case it's not clear from the above, I deal with mail sent to Wikimedia, and I am looking out for the mail from the school to ensure it's dealt with as quickly and as carefully as possible (it should be put straight in my inbox with the FOA as above). -- sannse (talk) 01:27, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
I have had Email contact with Fish114. I believe he is quite happy and relieved to be banned at this moment in time. Kim Bruning 01:37, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

Welcome back![edit]

Welcome back after your long absence. I hope your new school is treating your right to expression a bit more freely. Jfingers88 00:10, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

  • Thanks, I hope to get more involved with Wikipedia now that I can't be expelled (and I don't think La Salle can retract my diploma).

Disruptive Good Faith edits[edit]

Please be aware that you have repeatedly removed information from Saint Joseph's Preparatory School when making reverts. See [1] and [2]. I understand you are attempting to be zealous with regard to the Ginn issue on that page, but you need to be more careful to undo only the specific change you are aiming for and not simply the most recent one. Thanks Ar-wiki 15:09, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Independence Hall[edit]

Independence Hall is a disambiguation page, please be more careful in reverts. Epson291 01:43, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

  1. Sorry everyone, I will be more careful next time! Brett 03:16, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Striking your vote[edit]

Hello Fish114,

Thank you for your interest in the Wikimedia Board Election. The Election Committee regretfully informs you that your previous vote was received in error and will be struck according to the election rules, described below.

The Election Committee regretfully announces today that we will have to remove approximately 220 votes submitted. These votes were cast by people not entitled to vote. The election rules state that users must have at least 400 edits by June 1 to be eligible to vote.

The voter lists we sent to Software in the Public Interest (our third party election partner) initially were wrong, and one of your account was eventually included to our initial list. There was a bug in the edit counting program and the sent list contained every account with 201 or more edits, instead of 400 or more edits. So large numbers of people were qualified according to the software who shouldn't be. The bug has been fixed and an amended list was sent to SPI already.

Our first (and wrong) list contains 80,458 accounts as qualified. The proper number of qualified voters in the SPI list is now 52,750. As of the morning of July 4 (UTC), there are 2,773 unique voters and 220 people, including you, have voted who are not qualified based upon this identified error.

In accordance with voting regulations the Election Committee will strike those approximately 220 votes due to lack of voting eligibility. The list of struck votes is available at

We are aware of the possibility that some of the people affected may have other accounts with more than 400 edits, and hence may still be eligible to vote. We encourage you to consider voting again from another account, if you have one. If you have no other account eligible to vote, we hope you reach the criteria in the next Election, and expect to see your participation to the future Elections.

Your comments, questions or messages to the Committee would be appreciated, you can make them at m:Talk:Board elections/2007/en. Other language versions are available at m:Translation requests/Eleccom mail, 07-05.

Again, we would like to deeply apologize for any inconvenience.

Kizu Naoko
Jon Harald Søby
Tim Starling

For Wikimedia Board Election Steering Committee

Wikimedia Pennsylvania[edit]

Hello there!

I'm writing to inform you that we are now forming the first local Wikimedia Chapter in the United States: Wikimedia Pennsylvania. Our goals are to perform outreach and fundraising activities on behalf of the various Wikimedia projects. If you're interested in being a part of the chapter, or just want to know more, you can:

Thanks and I hope you join up! Cbrown1023 talk 03:13, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:38, 23 November 2015 (UTC)