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i swear to god i meant to put it in the summary, but my dog had to go out, so i got up, i let her out, and then i saved and forgot... I'LL EXPLAIN HERE THOUGH!!! well, i have sent several letters to nintendo (e-mail) and they are all including starfox 2 questions... every time i get a reply it goes something like:

we have no plans to release a new f-zero, game & watch (gallery), or kid icarus game in the near future.

THEY ALWAYS DODGE MY QUESTIONS ABOUT STARFOX 2. plus, after hearing from that guy (or girl, whatever) on the talk page, i was so shook up i went to some forums and they were all suggesting such things like that of the game being released.

compromise: ive sent a letter to nintendo (this time SPECIFICALLY about starfox 2 and only that game), if they reply back saying maybe (or better), it goes back up, but until then, we leave it w/o a rumor. deal? Hollywoodd 08:27, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

I am sorry, but that is not good enough. Statements need to have reliable sources; message board posts are not reliable sources (anybody could write them), nor are e-mails (it's very easy to fake e-mails, so they cannot be considered reliable). If there are rumors, you need to substantiate them using reliable sources. - furrykef (Talk at me) 08:52, 14 August 2008 (UTC)



hey! how come you removed "knuckio" from the somari page? it's related to sonic bros! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Angus Nitro (talkcontribs) 03:23, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Because the page isn't about Sonic Bros., it's about Somari. It's basically another ROM hack with a graphics change; anybody could make that. Somari is special because it's a very advanced ROM hack that just happens to replace Sonic with Mario. If we listed every ROM hack where Mario was replaced with a Sonic character or vice versa, the article would probably get really long. - furrykef (Talk at me) 04:15, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Merge proposal[edit]

Please see WT:Only_make_links_that_are_relevant_to_the_context#Break 1 for the current discussion. I'm letting everyone know who has a comment on the relevant talk pages. Obviously, we're not going to push anything through without a full discussion of every issue, including whether to merge at all. My sense is that there's wide agreement on all the big points, but the devil is in the details. - Dan Dank55 (send/receive) 19:54, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Wikia Gaming[edit]


A discussion regarding inactive sysops and bureaucrats on Wikia Gaming was started, I'm leaving this message as a courtesy to allow you to comment. Your logs indicate you have not made a single admin/bureaucrat action (protect, delete, block, user rights) since you were given access. Regards.

--Charitwo (talk) 17:29, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Recovering deleted pages for wikia gaming[edit]

Hi Furrykef can you help me recover these pages and import them to wikia gaming when you have time?

Thanks --Cs california (talk) 04:19, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply just do some when you have time and I guess you can use<s></s> to cross out the ones you did. --Cs california (talk) 23:07, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

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Can you upload your "Helium article read with helium.ogg" on Commons ?[edit]

I am considerably enlarging the :fr:Hélium article from a translation from (in English). I stumble on the fact that apparently the file "Helium article read with helium.ogg" has stayed on en:wp. Could you upload it to Commons, so that everybody can use it ?

Thanks in advance         Trassiorf (talk) 05:22, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

It was just that I thougt to see on the History page that it was you who put it on the page. I'll try to see where I can find this file. Sorry for the disturbance, and thanks all the same. Trassiorf (talk) 21:28, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Lupin III Good Article Reassessment[edit]

As a major contributor to Lupin III, I thought you'd want to know that that article is currently under going a Good Article Reassessment as part of the GA Sweeps. The article currently fails the good article criteria, as detailed at Talk:Lupin III/GA1. Its reassessment is on hold for seven days to allow time for the issues to be addressed. Thanks. -- AnmaFinotera (talk · contribs) 02:13, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

A thanks for starting the Wikibook on Guitar[edit]

Hello Furrykef

Just thought I'd introduce myself and say "thank you" for starting the Guitar wikibook. I'm editing and proof reading the Guitar wikibook. Basically trying to reach consensus about replacing certain ascii tab exercises with images. I've added two new pages: Scale Manual and Technical exercises. I'm providing the scales and technical exercises in tab; so as not to exclude those guitarists who do not read music. I've added beginners exercises to the jazz page and started the pages on flamenco and classical guitar.

I'm happy to get any advice on the work I've done and hope you will find a moment to check my work.

Thanks --Sluffs (talk) 13:18, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback, but I'm afraid I'm not really interested in the guitar wikibook anymore. I haven't even looked at it in a couple of years, and it wouldn't surprise me if much of what I've written has been rewritten by now. I'm sure you can find somebody else who might be interested, though. - furrykef (Talk at me) 13:24, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Nude celebrities on the Internet[edit]

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Rarity of Earthbound a non sequitur?[edit]

First of all, a Legacy section deals with the continuing impact and appeal of the subject matter. I can see no other place to put the present demand for the game. It shouldn't go in the introductory paragraph or Reception, as Reception deals mostly with initial sales and media attention. If you know where it should go, at least move the information instead of being a deletionist. Deletionists like to target IP editors, especially, and do minimal effort to gain respect and credit. (talk) 19:41, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

I've put it on the Talk page. There's a reason that I'm a deletionist, though: I have minimal time, and if I expended a lot of effort trying to find the proper place for stuff, well, it would take time away from other things, both on and off Wikipedia. - furrykef (Talk at me) 22:23, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Hello I am an editor here on wikipedia. There is this other editor cosmic latte who has been vandalising the Michael jackson Page with the last 24 hours he has made over 50 edits to major parts of the article without even discussing with other editors who have been warning him. he has in the passed been guilty of vandalism. Please speak with him. I also believe that he uses other names such as TimothyHorrigan and Rodhullandemu. please speak with this individual he has put block on his vandalism so you cant undo what he has done. This is making wikipedia look really bad as Michael Jackson is one of the most searched article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Knighttrain (talkcontribs) 22:35, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Revision to Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire and Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri articles[edit]

I noticed that you have revised either Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri or Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire.

I intend to revise those articles following the Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games/Article guidelines. There are more details on the discussion pages of those articles. I'd be interested in any comments you have. It would be best if your comments were on the discussion pages of the two articles.

Thank you.

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L&D 2[edit]

Hi there! I've never been able to complete an aneurysm, either - I always get the "you were thinking about your next round of golf" message, despite putting the clip on in the illustrated location. If you do find out how to do it, please put it in the article. :) Tevildo (talk) 20:46, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, that's the same message I'm getting... - furrykef (Talk at me) 21:01, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
"Carbon monoxide is psionous and anyone who breaths it will drop down dead." _Why_ do we not have an article on Martyn Berry? _Why_ am I posting this here? Miss you so much... Tevildo (talk) 20:32, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
If you miss me so much, how come you never talk to me? *geniunely puzzled* - furrykef (Talk at me) 23:29, 27 August 2010 (UTC)


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Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life the Universe and Everything (42)[edit]

I just looked at Pages that link to "Phrases from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and, excluding User and Talk pages, there are about 90 of them. If you want to change the section title (which I agree is currently ungrammatical) then the burden falls on you to plough through 90 or so links and change those that need changing. (Not all of them will need changing as some of them will point to other sections.)

I am in the process of replacing such section links with redirects. However, this is a big job, even for just Hitchhiker's, and it is going to take a while. At its conclusion, changing section titles will be much simpler.

Finally, looking at some of these links, the favoured version of the phrase appears to have two commas, as in "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything". This is also grammatical, the second comma being optional.

If you wish to respond, please do so here. HairyWombat 19:57, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

I have to say I don't really appreciate my reasonable edit being called "vandalism", which is what you used as the edit summary when you reverted it. Never call something "vandalism" unless the intent was to destroy rather than to improve. I also disagree that "the burden falls on me" update the links; neither does it fall on you or anybody in particular. Wikipedia is a community project. I am updating at least some of the links anyway, but not because I think I'm personally obligated to.
I think the one-comma version is preferable in this case because that's how the title of the book Life, the Universe and Everything is generally written. British English also tends not to use the Oxford comma, and as HHGttG is very British, it seems appropriate to apply British style. - furrykef (Talk at me) 06:16, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
I have updated all the links I could find. It really was not a big deal. - furrykef (Talk at me) 06:44, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

If you visit the link I gave above (this one), you will find another 50 or 60. (If breaking that many links is not vandalism then I would like to see what is.) You seem keen to take on this task, so I will leave it in your capable hands. Best of luck. Bye, HairyWombat 16:20, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

That was the link I used to fix the links. Did you actually look to see if any were still broken? Can you show me one that is? I don't think there are even 50 or 60 links total that link to the section in question. And to answer the question "if breaking that many links is not vandalism then I would like to see what is", the answer is malice. Vandalism implies malicious intent. If there is no malicious intent, it is not vandalism. From Wikipedia:Vandalism: "Any good-faith effort to improve the encyclopedia, even if misguided or ill-considered, is not vandalism." By calling it vandalism, you are saying I acted in bad faith. I'm sure you can understand why I don't appreciate that.
Also, I fail to see why you found it preferable to retain a grammatically incorrect section heading instead of just fixing it. Fixing all the links took maybe ten minutes of effort, and that was just me acting alone. If it were really necessary, I could have found somebody and said, "Hey, Bob, let's go through these links and I'll get A-M and you get N-Z." You could also have posted somewhere asking for help even if you didn't want to fix any of the links yourself. Why settle for a grammatically incorrect section heading when there are ways of dealing with it? - furrykef (Talk at me) 18:23, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Code in Looney Tunes B-Ball[edit]

Hey buddy, I saw an article with LTBB codes and I noticed one I knew was missing, the one to turn into Yosemite Sam. I put it there XD I wanted to know how to perform Free-For-All and Free Turbo... the FFA one, I know that involves pressing Y+X several times and then R, but I only get it by accident sometimes =p —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:28, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Furrykef,

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.

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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.

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I don't think I'm a good candidate 'cause I'm not all that much of an administrator around here. I'm more of an ordinary user who just happens to have admin powers he rarely uses. Thanks, though. - furrykef (Talk at me) 23:42, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Windows XP[edit]

Continued removal of the content without consensus to do so is disruptive editing at best, and you should know better than that. I shouldn't have to remind you that if you make a bold edit and it's reverted, you should discuss it on the article's talk page, as per WP:BRD. While it's being discussed, the [[WP>:STATUSQUO|staus quo]], which is the content remaining in the article, prevails. Please don't edit war over this. --AussieLegend (talk) 16:13, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Continued removal of content without consensus is disruptive editing, huh? What's putting lies into Wikipedia, then? - furrykef (Talk at me) 16:20, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Help me please.[edit]

Help Please[edit]

The User:Nymf makes all undo what I edit in Wikipedia Article. I need help please. He undo all just annoy me. Without reference or without reason.


for example a new picture:

list of Albanian americans delete he withot references and grounds.,_Greece&action=history

from older revision:

it can not go on like this.

Yours truly

He's just asking you to provide sources for the information you add. There's nothing unreasonable about that. - furrykef (Talk at me) 00:54, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

request about the page football records in spain : Someone needs to stop this circus ![edit]

Hello ..

may you please take a look at football records in spain ,this page is containing various different records in Spanish football, the user : keeps removing some of them because he believes they are not needed and if you took a look at what he adds or removes you can see he is doing that biasing since he is working hard to remove Barca records allowing only real records !! the 3 records i added are well referenced from the related club website and even classified clearly under national records even not just a club records !! so anything clearer than that even ?? how should someone opinion or even bunch of people opinion about it make a difference in that ?? its a clear case...the related club classified it as record , so if someone likes it or not it shouldn't stop being a record .

and since its referenced I can't see any reason to remove it .

the website :

what is really weird...there is some records similar to those added ( like i added ) but he added them related to Real Madrid so obviously he doesn't have a clear measure in that.\

I tried sending other for help also but i found no response so far, I just think the whole thing is turning into a circus as that :) and for the protection of integrity of wikipedia someone should act in someway !! making it clear (neither way i dont care ) just don't leave it for somenoe to decide oh i hate this club so i dont want his records and im making my hard to remove them and bringing everyother possible records for the club i like ??! take a look at it please because this IP : has long history of doing that !

he is the same range of ip from also he is the same as and by the way it's all belongs to a user has been blocked before but i dont know why they unblocked him again ! it's just as a circus as that

thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:3878:81E0:A0A2:1EFE:E57C:DD88 (talk) 17:29, 21 February 2013 (UTC)


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Furry is...[edit]

I agree. Furry is not a sexual fetish, although it is some people's sexual fetish (well, anything might be some people's sexual fetish). Other people should please remember that! --Zzo38 (talk) 06:44, 22 April 2013 (UTC)


I'm not for the inclusion of the word "all" in the statement " an influential figure to all the composers...". I couldn't complete my rationale in the edit summary, so I brought it to the talk page for discussion, so you know. --ThomasO1989 (talk) 18:14, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

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Section heading funny business[edit]

Hey, just wanted to let you know that this was probably not your intended result. :) It's already been reverted but if you're using a semi-automated tool you might want to make sure it isn't introducing the same kinds of errors elsewhere. Protonk (talk) 20:04, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Whoops. I meant to lowercase it but my keyboard was set to Japanese mode and I hadn't noticed. Sorry about that! - furrykef (Talk at me) 22:22, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
No worries. I definitely spent too long trying to scrape an invisible dust spec off my screen where part of the "E" should've been. Protonk (talk) 22:27, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

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13:36, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

text encoding on your site[edit]

Hi. Stalked you from Wiktionary. Your "stuff you don't care about" page seems to have an encoding hiccup in the title, but I'm not sure whether it's a joke, because there's stuff about mojibake on that same page. Hmmm? Equinox 17:10, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

Nope, not a joke, I'm afraid. Thanks for the heads-up. - furrykef (Talk at me) 17:41, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
Fixed now. - furrykef (Talk at me) 17:45, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

12 years of adminship, today.[edit]

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Wishing Furrykef a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Chris Troutman (talk) 20:05, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

14 years of editing, today[edit]

Balloons-aj.svg Hey, Furrykef. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
Chris Troutman (talk) 13:39, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

Request for Page Deletion[edit]

Greetings. I am sorry to bother you on your own discussion page, but I require immediate administrator action. A Mr. Rishabh Puri has contacted me, requesting that his Wikipedia page be removed immediately. The page is already under discussion for deletion, but the admin involved has not been responding to my messages or requests. Are you able to help get this page removed? Thank you. DimitroffV (talk) 16:05, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

  • There has to be a consensus to delete the article. That the subject of the article wants it removed is not relevant; we wouldn't delete Donald Trump if Mr. Trump told us to delete it. Nonetheless, since the article appears to fail to meet the notability guidelines, I expect it will probably be deleted soon, and I have cast a vote to delete the article. - furrykef (Talk at me) 21:06, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Invitation to Admin confidence survey[edit]


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