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Hello, welcome to my talk page! Please leave your messages here -- no personal attacks or flaming. FloaterFluss (talk) (contribs)

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Nirvana page[edit]

In reference to this edit[1], Please see Wikipedia's no personal attacks policy. Comment on content, not on contributors; personal attacks damage the community and deter users. Note that continued personal attacks may lead to blocks for disruption. Please stay cool and keep this in mind while editing. Thank you. HighInBC (Need help? Ask me) 17:28, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Forgive me. I was but a mere n00b when I did this (only eight days after I registered). While I was well aware of the "no personal attacks" policy, I did not know it applied to talk pages of articles at the time. Damn, when I went back to read that last sentence in my head, I realized that I really DID act like a n00b. Anyways, it's stuff like this that made me support you for adminship. Thanks for pointing it out so early, too. Floaterfluss (talk) (contribs) 21:21, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Nirvana (band) entry on May 29[edit]

Hi! The entry you added to May 29 doesn't seem to establish why this particular performance is historically significant:

I don't see that performance noted on the Nirvana (band) page. Our policy on the date pages is that an event should already have its own Wikipedia article that demonstrates why it's historically notable. As an example of what I mean, an entry like the following would definitely be considered historically notable:

It turns out that we don't currently have that entry on the November 9 page, but it would be completely valid. I hate to do this to you, but I've removed the Nirvana entry from May 29. Let me know if there's something I'm missing here; if that particular performance is notable, perhaps it should be noted in the Nirvana article. -- Jim Douglas (talk) (contribs) 04:56, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Actually, the May 29 performance IS notable. After all, it was the first performance of an extremely popular song ("Come As You Are"), which along with "Smells Like Teen Spirit" has said to have brought grunge music into popularity. Hell, if middle schools can get their own articles, I think the first performance of an extremely notable song should at least get a mention on the May 29 article. In fact, I'm going to add it back in, and I'm going to add the first performance of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" to the April 17 article as well. (talk) (contribs) 21:17, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Marijuana[edit]

Excellent! I had cleared 50 or so a couple of weeks back, didnt know there were 1400 , but count on my support, SqueakBox 17:50, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

My talk page[edit]

Definitely not. Not only can I search through it much easier with it all in one place but it lets people know I have been here a while. I should install a "leave a message here" link at the beginning, just vwauitung to come across this on another user talk page to do so, SqueakBox 18:09, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Sounds like a good idea. I can see the reasoning behind that. Floaterfluss 18:13, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Anti-semitism vs. antisemitism[edit]

This is a topic that has been extensively discussed, and there is a prevailing practice to use antisemitism, rather than anti-Semitism. Please do not make unilateral moves like this again without at least examining the record. --Leifern 18:53, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

signature[edit]

(Copied from Wikipedia talk:How to fix your signature): Your signature is 20 lines long on my edit screen. If you must have a complex signature, please consider something like:

FloaterFluss (talk) (contribs)

Multicolored text is extremely hard to read, code-heavy, and lends undue weight to your signature compared to your comment or other people's comments. At the very least, your current signature contains a redlink to User:FloaterFluss (your name is not CamelCase). -- nae'blis 15:57, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

I agree, it is annoying. -- Zanimum 17:06, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
why dont you both mind your own business and leave my friend alone. 64.230.95.149 12:28, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

RfA thanks[edit]

Thank you for voting in my RfA, I passed. I appreciate your input. Please keep an eye on me(if you want) to see if a screw up. HighInBC (Need help? Ask me) 15:55, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Kill screen[edit]

Just FYI, I tagged Kill screen as requiring sources. There's a lot of facts in there that I wouldn't know how to verify, so I hope you'll be able to cite your sources to improve the article. -- cmhTC 21:02, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

MY page[edit]

Excuse me, I would like to know why you would like to delete my Middlefield Challenger article. I think that classifies as vandalism(no offense) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anirudh hungund (talkcontribs)

Because the page itself was nothing but vandalism when I stumbled upon it. It is my duty as a Wikipedian to delete whatever vandalism I can find. Since I am not yet an admin, I just makeshift deleted your page. My regrets. Thankfully, your article is now an actual article ([2]), and I think that's awesome. However, when I came upon your version of the page, all it said was "Middlefield Challenger sucks". That's vandalism if I've ever seen it. (talk) (contribs) 21:11, 1 January 2007 (UTC)


Extra-long article project[edit]

Hi, I recently started a new project the: WP:Extra-Long Article Committee; if interested please join. Thanks: --Sadi Carnot 13:30, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Actually, I'm against making extremely long articles -- I believe they should be divided into smaller sections or have unnecessary information removed. Thanks for the invite, however! Floaterfluss (talk) (contribs) 21:30, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Speedy deletions[edit]

Regarding your edit to Mari Johnston, which I just deleted as a candidate for speedy deletion, please do not blank "vandalism" pages and request their deletion. Instead, all you need to do is add a speedy deletion tag such as {{db-bio}} to the very top of the page, leaving the rest of the page intact; this allows administrators to find the article (we have over 1.5 million of them: without these tags, we have no way of knowing which ones to assess), review its previous contents, and make a decision.

Thanks for your contributions, though: you did essentially the right thing, but there's a better way to go about it. :) Cheerio, Daveydweeb (chat/review!) 23:18, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

Fair use image use[edit]

Re [3]: The Apple logo was changed into a link because the display of fair use images outside of the main article namespace is proscribed by terms of Wikipedia:Fair use criteria item #9. I've re-changed the image into a link. If you have any questions about this, I'd be happy to answer. --Durin 17:11, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Sorry about that, dude, I should've paid closer attention... thanks for telling me! FloaterFluss (user) (talk) (contribs)

Robert R.[edit]

Interesting article! Thanks, I learned something new. -- Jim Douglas (talk) (contribs) 20:13, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

I specialize in a lot of things on Wikipedia, one of them being articles about the origin of AIDS. On my previous account (Marblefluss, which I ditched because my edits on it were few and far between and I wanted to start over again), I created the Timeline of early AIDS cases article. It's a very good article as well. (talk) (contribs) 21:07, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Your RfA[edit]

I regret to say that I have closed your RfA early as per WP:SNOW. I have included a summary of the opinions cast in my reason for doing so, which was essentially 'get some more experience before trying again'. You have been very brave in putting yourself in the spotlight here after so short a time of editing WP. Most people wait between six-to-twelve months before trying for an RfA and they are not alway successful either. Strategies for improving your profile for another RfA include:

  1. contributing effectively to articles. This includes finding references and citations for facts in reliable sources, something that is essential for an encyclopedia.
  2. Working on the Good Article Drive, Good Article Collaboration of the week and the Article Creation and Improvement Drive.
  3. Patrolling the New pages and Recent changes special pages for vandalism; tagging the pages according to the criteria for speedy deletion and warning the vandals.
  4. Reporting repeat vandals for admin intervention.
  5. Joining a Wikiproject such or finding a portal on a subject in which you are interested and contributing through that.
  6. Assisting at the Help and Reference desks.
  7. Welcoming new users.
  8. Becoming adopted or, when you are more experienced, adopting new users to assist them in learning about Wikipedia.

These are just some of the ideas for making effective contributions to the project. You can also see Wikipedia:Contributing to Wikipedia for more ideas. Regards and good editing, (aeropagitica) 20:23, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Steve Irwin death image[edit]

Greetings! I have some concerns about Image:steve-irwin-death.jpg, which you uploaded. First, and most important, where did you get the image? You claim you have ownership and release it under GFDL, yet you then state that it's "uncopyrighted". On the Talk:Steve Irwin page, you allege that because "it's in the possession of the police," that makes it public domain. That does not change the copyright status of the image; copyright still belongs to the original publisher and/or the photographer. The fact that it is in police possession makes it easier to assert fair use of the image, but that does not change the fact that 1) the image is almost certainly copyrighted, and 2) fair use images require justification of the fair use and full sourcing of the image—which, as I noted above, is missing here. —C.Fred (talk) 04:11, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

I never said I had ownership. GDFL means that it's a fair use image, right? I never said I made it or anything. I live in Los Angeles, there's no way I could've been underwater with a celebrity in Australia when he died. First of all, it's not copyrighted. The guy who photographed it never took out a copyright on it (and even if he did, Australia's patent system sucks -- some guy over there patented the wheel if I remember correctly), and wouldn't have been able to anyway because the video is in police custody. Floaterfluss (talk) (contribs) 04:16, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
As far as copyright goes, it's automatic unless you release it. That's what GFDL is—well, actually, you aren't releasing copyright, you're just licensing it under a more-or-less limitless license. The fact that it is in police custody doesn't change the copyright status. Now, had the police taken the image, then it's a different matter. Depending on who took the image, it could be public domain (US government images are, effectively; they can't be copyrighted), or it could be under crown copyright or local-government copyright.
In this particular case, though, it doesn't matter, since other editors have seen the image elsewhere and note that it is an artist's rendition and not legitimate. —C.Fred (talk) 05:19, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
No, actually, they've been proven to be real. Irwin's family even said they were, as well as those who witnessed his death. Floaterfluss (talk) (contribs) 05:26, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
Then you've got a source for this image so we can all go see where it came from, right? —C.Fred (talk) 06:22, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
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Thaksin Shinawatra $1.88 billion deal controversy renamed Thaksin Shinawatra controversy[edit]

I disagree with you changing the name of the Thaksin Shinawatra $1.88 billion deal controversy article to simply Thaksin Shinawatra controversy. An explanation is given in the Talk page. Patiwat 07:57, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

The "freakish heat flash" in Coimbra, Portugal[edit]

I have never heard of the 1933 "freakish heat flash" in Coimbra, Portugal. Will you please provide some sources that you used for forming such a conclusion?Page Up 16:44, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

I read it in a few versions of the Guinness book a while back. It was in the versions from the mid-1970s up until they switched to those big-text multicolored anal suckers in the year 2000. Floaterfluss (talk) (contribs) 21:45, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
I would like to add that a google search on Coimbra "heat flash" receives just one hit, a discussion forum. BIL 00:37, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
Yes, I did that EXACT SAME search, but the Guinness Book is almost always (like 99.9%) right. Floaterfluss (talk) (contribs) 03:08, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
If that event did happen, it would have received a lot of media attention, and it would be talked about on meteorological magazines and websites. I can't imagine how a heat flash like that would occur - I can't think of anything that would make it possible in such a localised area. Perhaps there was a temporary problem with the thermometer in Coimbra causing it to have outputted a temperature at its upper limit - 72º is close to the boiling point for Ethanol. The thermometer may have been moved either into direct sunlight or on the ground (either delibaretly or accidentally). Guinness has gotten things wrong sometimes, see Guinness World Records # Reliability questions. Graham87 05:11, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
There are a few more google hits for "freak heat wave"+Portugal. They talk about an event that supposedly happened on 6 July 1949. The results are either trivia sites (one citing a trivia book) or old mirrors of wikipedia; they are not reliable sources. Graham87 07:33, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
Graham... you are the most awesomest. All this time I've been calling them "heat flashes", but they're actually called "heat waves". Fuck me, I'm dumb. Floaterfluss (talk) (contribs) 20:39, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
I'm still not convinced the event actually happened though, as I still haven't found a write-up in a meteorological publication about it. Föhn winds can cause a sudden change in temperature; a specific event about this is mentioned in the chinook wind article. The year 1949 seemed to be a fairly hot year in Portugal but still, if an event like this had happened, I'm sure it would be mentioned somewhere reliable like a NASA publication. The reason I mention NASA is that I remember them having a page on the highest temperature in the world - ah, here it is. Europe doesn't seem like a likely place for such an event to occur. Graham87 04:50, 10 January 2007 (UTC)
I've removed the mention of a Coimbra heat wave from the articles you added it to per my posting above. Graham87 06:00, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
Ah, Graham, but it wasn't the hottest temperature ever recorded. In order for it to be an official "temperature", it has to be sustained. Al' Azziziyah's temperature was sustained. Coimbra's, however, was not. While it is the highest temperature ever recorded, it was not sustained (two minutes is hardly "sustained"), so it is not counted as such. However, it DID happen, so I'm going to go re-add it. Floaterfluss (talk) (contribs) 17:11, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

Featured picture promotion![edit]

Kittinger-jump.jpg
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, Image:Kittinger-jump.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thanks! KFP (talk | contribs) 19:32, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Hi Floaterfluss,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:Kittinger-jump.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on May 2, 2007. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2007-05-02. howcheng {chat} 17:25, 2 April 2007 (UTC)


Creation of Right in Two[edit]

I'm sorry, but did you miss this warning on the 10,000 Days page?

Do not add links to any of the songs here. Should any of these songs have pages made for them AND said song is not a single (or notable for some other reason), it will be deleted. Thank you.

King Bee (TC) 14:32, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Articles for Tool songs[edit]

I want you to understand that I'm a huge Tool fan (as I assume you are), and that I would love to see something like a Tool Wiki (not unlike the recently created Nine Inch Nails wiki at ninwiki.com), but Wikipedia just isn't the place to have stub pages for every song by the band. I just don't see how it would work; I don't really think there's enough information out there to warrant such articles. Thanks. –King Bee (TC) 15:38, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

List of 4chan memes[edit]

Your recent contribution(s) to the Wikipedia article List of 4chan memes are very much appreciated. However, you did not provide references or sources for your information. Keeping Wikipedia accurate and verifiable is very important, and as you might be aware there is currently a drive to improve the quality of Wikipedia by encouraging editors to cite the sources they used when adding content. If sources are left unreferenced, it may count as original research, which is not allowed. Can you provide in the article specific references to any books, articles, websites or other reliable sources that will allow people to verify the content in the article? You can use a citation method listed at How to cite sources. Thanks! ShadowHalo 23:46, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

List of 4chan memes[edit]

I have added a "{{prod}}" template to the article List of 4chan memes, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but I don't believe it satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and I've explained why in the deletion notice (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may contest the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. ShadowHalo 19:00, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Lewis Libby[edit]

The I. in I. Lewis Libby has not been confirmed definitively as discussed in the background information section. Some sources state Irving, but most say Irve was his father's name. Believe me, I'd like to have it spelled out, but there have been months of back and forth on this. Jokestress 20:23, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Hello ^_^[edit]

Hey! I was just wandering around, and dropped in to leave a note. Have a wonderful day!
Saber girl08 01:50, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

you[edit]

whats your freaking deal? your like obsessed by pictures of dead bodies and corpses. your actually fucking sick. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.142.152.80 (talkcontribs)

It's "you're". Not "your". Kthx. -- Floaterfluss (talk) (contribs) 16:31, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Random[edit]

lol, i enjoyed your deleted page/comments...too good Bsilver 17:16, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Nirvana redirects[edit]

I had discussed the redirecting with some fellow editors of Wikipedia:WikiProject Alternative music who are part of our Nirvana taskforce last night. A number of those songs were not notable on their own, and the best choice was to redirect them to other articles. Ubnless you have a strong argument for keeping these articles as stubs (which they would in most likelihood never expand beyond) we will be redirecting these articles and others. WesleyDodds 23:45, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Lolwut?[edit]

I enjoy your LOLWUTs that you have placed around wikipedia. A+ for effort 64.230.95.149 12:24, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

  • also, are you really 16 and a father? according to your userpage you are. 64.230.95.149 12:26, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Empire of Ashanti[edit]

Sorry about that edit, not quite sure how it happened, all i did was change the spelling.--Jac16888 17:31, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Heh. It's alright. You're forgiven. -- Floaterfluss (talk) (contribs) 17:32, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Spam (food)[edit]

Just letting you know that you reverted a proper vandalism rv to a vandals edit on Spam (food)--Chef Christopher Allen Tanner, CCC 17:44, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Yikes. Sorry about that. I must have undone the wrong edit. -- Floaterfluss (talk) (contribs) 17:46, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
I've done the same thing and even gave warnings to the wrong person at the same time, we all make mistakes. I just wanted to point it out.--Chef Christopher Allen Tanner, CCC 19:06, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

10th millennium[edit]

Although your recent edit seems an improvement, "fixed section" doesn't really seem like a good edit description. Just thought you'd like to know. If you make a disputed edit, your edit description will often be taken into account in the decision as to whether to revert. — Arthur Rubin | (talk) 16:19, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

By "fixed", I meant "removed POV statements, nonsense, and fixed for grammar". Heh. -- Floaterfluss (talk) (contribs) 16:25, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

your rfa[edit]

Hello, Floaterfluss

Thanks for submitting your RfA. I suggest withdrawal. Unfortunately, you do not have sufficient experience for the community to feel comfortable supporting your RfA. Historically, RfA's for users with less than 2500 edits tend to not succeed. I would recommend increasing your experience in such areas as WP:AFD, checking for, reverting, and reporting vandalism, as well as checking new pages to see if they meet criteria for speedy deletion. After another 2000 to 3000 edits, you might consider getting an Editor review before seeking another RfA. Hope this helps. Cheers, :) Dlohcierekim 16:38, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Your RFA[edit]

Hi Floaterfluss. I'm really sorry, but I had to close your RfA early, as it really doesn't have a chance of passing at this time. However, you're a good editor and have racked up significantly more experience since your previous RfA. May I suggest you take the next while to get more involved in Wikipedia namespace issues, XfDs and the like. In a few more months when you return, I'm sure you'll make it. Remember: there are a number of well-known admins here that have had three or more attempts at RfA before succeeding, so don't give up hope. You're on the right track, just a little early - Alison 04:37, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Best of luck next time. Try your hand at debating which articles to delete, merge, or keep at WP:AFD, discussing other wikipedians at WP:RFA, or welcoming new editors. Bearian 18:24, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

ballston mall edit[edit]

I hope to see your good editing work applied to the Ballston mall page. Good work on fixing the marijuana links. comment added by TruthArlington 11:43, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Comment on Ontology[edit]

Floaterfluss: I have a doctorate in theology, and so I feel well qualified to remove redundancies, drifting off topic, and other errors from the article entitled "ontology." I take offense at your accusation that removing poorly worded copy to increase clarity and readability is vandalism. Get a PhD, then accuse me all you want. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.249.161.102 (talk) 17:52, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Fingernails.PNG[edit]

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Cannabis[edit]

Good work! SqueakBox 20:39, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Redirect replacements[edit]

You may want to take a look at WP:REDIRECT#Do not change links to redirects that are not broken if you haven't already. Whilst obviously 1,400 links to marijuana is quite a lot, there really isn't any major need to change them, so I wouldn't worry about going through it too much. :) (Of course, if there was some community consensus that this should be overruled feel free to ignore me. :p) Regards, AllynJ (talk | contribs) 23:08, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Its not particularly good editing guideline advice as the url issue creates problems (the url of the redirect is always different) and IMO you ared oing a good job with this one, SqueakBox 23:24, 2 October 2007 (UTC)
The thing is, it just simply doesn't need doing. There's no bonus to doing it, really; infact the negatives are outlined on the guideline page. Obviously no one's going to revert them (that'd be WP:POINTish, and completely pointless in defeating the point of the guideline), but in browsing it makes minimal-to-no difference. And what do you mean the url is always different? As in if it says Marijuana in the URL for the article Cannabis (drug)? How is that a problem? Accurate header links still work through redirects, there's no problem with them. I should note I was the same way at one point, bypassing redirects a lot; but I just learned to realise shorthand is actually easier to deal with for the most part. AllynJ (talk | contribs) 23:52, 2 October 2007 (UTC)
I dont agree that it is pointless as redirects are both ugly and they give a false url. And if the project continues the positive impacts of fixing the redirects will remian, but I appreciate its an aesthetic thing, SqueakBox 01:04, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
This is my exact same viewpoint. I always type in the correct URL whenever I get a redirect, and that takes forever, it's really ugly.-- Floaterfluss (talk) (contribs) 01:11, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Revert to my talk page[edit]

Please be more careful next time and don't revert my own edits to my own talk page shown here. MattieTK 14:07, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Sorry about that, I should've filtered out talk pages when I was fixing vandalism... heh -- Floaterfluss (talk) (contribs) 14:10, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Your VandalProof Application[edit]

Thank you for your interest in VandalProof, Floaterfluss. As you may know, VP is a very powerful program, and in fact the just released 1.3 version has even more power. Because of this we must uphold strict protocols before approving a new applicant. Regretfully, I have chosen to decline your application at this time.Please note it is nothing personal by any means, and we certainly welcome you to apply again soon. Thank again for your interest in VandalProof. βcommand 23:58, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:SpankThru-IlliteracyWillPrevail.ogg)[edit]

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Redirect of Sub club[edit]

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User:Floaterfluss/Sidaway[edit]

Hey, what's that page all about? Thanks! You can reply here. ++Lar: t/c 03:17, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

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RfD nominations[edit]

Please slow down. Every one of your nominations must be checked against history, usage, etc. That takes time. Please break these into manageable chunks that we, the readers of RfD can manage. 10 a day would still clean them out but would give us the time needed to do proper due diligence. Rossami (talk) 05:21, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

I'm also going to ask why you are bothering to nominate most of those redirects with the nonstandard quotes. Over half were the result of pagemoves. Changes to the title of an article are generally considered useful history. But even if they weren't, most of the ones you described tonight were harmless. I don't see any gain to the project by deleting them. There is, however, a measurable (though small) cost to deleting them. Why are you bothering with these? Rossami (talk) 06:12, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Hi. When nominating large groups of related titles at RfD, please group them together for easier management of the discussion rather than listing each one individually using tw. —Random832 16:25, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

I agree with grouping. You can check my nominations (2 of them are group nominations):

-- Magioladitis (talk) 21:45, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Edmund Rice Camps[edit]

Greetings, I have closed your Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Edmund Rice Camps. I think you were actually trying to get the redirect "Edmund rice camps" deleted? If this is true, please pop it through a RfD instead. Fosnez (talk) 06:41, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Roflol[edit]

You shouldn't simultaneously create an AfD for an article, and nominate it as a speedy. I'd advise you to withdraw the AfD (which you haven't completed) and simply go for the speedy (I agree it's worthy of speedy deletion). --Orange Mike | Talk 17:20, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Recent RFDs[edit]

I noticed your recent RFDs, note that there wasn't much need in them, as it's a WP:CSD criteria R3. Thanks Secret account 21:41, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Encyclopedia Dramatica[edit]

I'm sorry, but countless DRVs have drove in that: a) ED is not and never will be notable, and b) an ED article will never exist because of the personal attacks on Wikipedians that led to it being put on the spam watchlist. Will (talk) 22:35, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Addendum: I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt seeing as you're an established user. If you were new, I can guarantee that you would've been banned. Will (talk) 22:38, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Encyclopedia Dramatica is up for review again.--91.121.88.13 (talk) 22:20, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

RfA[edit]

I have left you a optional question, feel free to take your time answering, Cheers, Tiptoety talk 19:14, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

I've answered - it sounds like a very good idea! Floaterfluss (talk) (contribs) 19:22, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, and now i have one more for ya! Tiptoety talk 19:41, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
Aaaaand... answered! Floaterfluss (talk) (contribs) 19:48, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
Got another one for ya....Tiptoety talk 02:52, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Uptown Clint rfd bug[edit]

I think there was a twinkle bug when you tried to nominate Uptown Clint for WP:RFD, since it was never nominated (as far as I can tell). I removed the {{rfd}} tag, since the discussion never took place, but feel free to nominate it again. If you want to help with backlog, it appears a fair number of RfD's are closed on the discussion page, but not on the redirect page itself. I'm just stub-sorting, and running into these as short pages. JackSchmidt (talk) 06:30, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

The Omglolwtfbbq article[edit]

Hi Floaterfluss, I noticed that when you nominated this article for deletion, you left out some important steps. You created an Articles for deletion discussion for Omglolwtfbbq on January 7, 2008 using Twinkle and you notified the creator of the article on their talk page, but you forgot to put an AFD notice on the article and you forgot to create an entry in the articles for deletion log.

You may want to read this section of WP:AFD which shows some steps you left out.

I believe you left out Step #1 and Step #3:

  1. Put this {{subst:afd1}} on the article Omglolwtfbbq (if the article has been nominated for deletion before, use {{subst:afdx}} instead). In the edit summary, put AfD: Nominated for deletion; see [[Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Omglolwtfbbq]]. Save the page
  2. In the AFD box at the top, click the link saying "this article's entry" to open the debate page. Put this {{subst:afd2 | pg=Omglolwtfbbq | cat=W | text=REASON}} ~~~~ and replace REASON with why you think the article should be deleted. Use an edit summary like Creating deletion discussion page for [[Omglolwtfbbq]]. Save the page.
  3. Open today's AFD log page. At the time, that would have been this page: Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Log/2008_January_7. You can see today's log page here, in the III section. At the top of the list, put {{subst:afd3 | pg=Omglolwtfbbq}}. In the edit summary, put Adding [[Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Omglolwtfbbq]]. Save the page.

Also, you may also want to consider reading about and using proposed deletion in the future instead of Articles for deletion if you think deleting an article would be uncontroversial. Thanks :) --Pixelface (talk) 16:32, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Unspecified source for Image:1stPhotoFromSpace.jpg[edit]

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Kevin Whitrick hanging pics[edit]

I'm interested. Drop me a line. Coolgamer (talk) 00:39, 9 October 2008 (UTC)


can you help me?[edit]

i've ben trying to edit my signature and i know how to add the colors. but i dont know how to put it in my signature by adding four tildes. can you help?

Orphaned non-free image (Image:Children-of-the-Anachronistic-Dynasty.PNG)[edit]

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AfD nomination of Ryan Patrick Halligan[edit]

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I have nominated Ryan Patrick Halligan, an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ryan Patrick Halligan. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time.

Please contact me if you're unsure why you received this message. Firestorm Talk 19:24, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

An article you created maybe deleted soon: Tools which can help you[edit]

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The article you created: Ryan Patrick Halligan may be deleted from Wikipedia.

There is an ongoing debate about whether the article you created should be deleted here:

The faster you respond on this page, the better chance the article you created can be saved.

Finding sources which mention the topic of the article you created is the very best way to avoid an article being deleted {{Findsources3}}:

Find sources for Ryan Patrick Halligan: google news recent, google news old, google books, google scholar, NYT recent, NYT old, a9, msbooks, msacademic ...You can then cite these results in the Article for deletion discussion.

Also, there are several tools and helpful editors on Wikipedia who can help you:

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If the page you created is deleted, you also have many options available. Good luck! Ikip (talk) 15:45, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Fingernails-cover.PNG)[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Chronic colestites[edit]

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The article Chronic colestites has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Unreferenced original research, little more than trivia

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You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{dated prod}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. The speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward: not at work) - talk 08:50, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

File source and copyright licensing problem with File:Brasher doubloon.PNG[edit]

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File source and copyright licensing problem with File:1792 half disme.PNG[edit]

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File source and copyright licensing problem with File:1834 quarter eagle.PNG[edit]

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image[edit]

As you uploaded the last image of Brasher Doubloon, perhaps you have a free, attributed image to replace the one someone deleted? Mikebar (talk) 17:40, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

MfD nomination of User:Floaterfluss/Tracklist[edit]

User:Floaterfluss/Tracklist, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Floaterfluss/Tracklist and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of User:Floaterfluss/Tracklist during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Thryduulf (talk) 23:54, 11 June 2013 (UTC)