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WikiProject Food and Drink

I wanted to personally thank you for searching out all the articles you have been doing. You are hard to keep up with with your additions for assessment, but I will catch up someday. You should add your name to the WikiProject list so that when I start the monthly newsletter, I can get it to you next month, that is if you want to be on that list.--Christopher Tanner, CCC 23:21, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Apparently, we think alike. I just now added myself to the list of project participants. :) --GentlemanGhost 23:23, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
You certainly deserve this...
Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
For tirelessly tagging articles for the WikiProject Food and DrinkI award you this barnstar, thank you for all your work.Christopher Tanner, CCC 23:30, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Comic Guaranty LLC

You seem to have done a ton of work with comic book collecting information, expecially on this page. I was forwarding you a link that would be a great real reference for the page in question. Wall Street Journal: Bang! Pow! Cash!. Keep up the good work. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ronb (talkcontribs) 16:39, 20 November 2007

Thanks! --GentlemanGhost (talk) 18:26, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Don't worry about it

I've moved on from that. This whole business has taught me a few things, the main one being not to be so obsessive over something that while important, is not life or death. That's my only real concern for Tenebrae and SteveB - that they have gotten far too close to all this. CovenantD was another example - the guy would spend hours on end editing, and it just isn't healthy. Well, hopefully the Arbitration ruling will be more compassionate than draconian as I've changed my style. I still think Tenebrae needs some time off and the unsolicited responses from other users would also seem to indicate this, but you can only be responsible for yourself.

Regards

Asgardian (talk) 23:23, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Ta

Yeah, I know. I'll get round to cleaning it all up gradually. But thanks. Hiding T 19:24, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

Snowbot

Hi,

can you please link the discussion where the wikiproject has so decided? Snowolf How can I help? 00:10, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi Snowolf, thanks for getting back to me. I restarted the discussion again since it's been so many months since the first time I brought it up. It's here [1]. Not that many people were involved, but there were no objections. Do you think there needs to be more discussion? I saw the problem you had with the Math WikiProject. I don't anticipate any controversy, but I'll submit to your judgement.
Also, I put a note on Warfreak (talk · contribs)'s talk page to let him know my plans. He was the one who expressed concern last time. He hasn't been very active lately, however, and has not yet responded. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 03:23, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
All right, ping me in a few days. Only one thing: I'm not using the watchlist, so drop me a note at my talk page if you want to get in touch with me :) Snowolf How can I help? 21:02, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
Got the ping, I was working on the article list, as AWB wasn't able to manage the number of pages XD. I have to split the list, I'll work on it tomorrow. Snowolf How can I help? 01:39, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! Take your time. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 01:41, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Exploratory thought

You (and he) may laugh when I say this, but until the notes I saw recently, I had a "hunch" that you were Hiding while on wiki break : )

It was because of that that (until now) I hadn't asked you this:

What are your thoughts on becoming an admin? - jc37 00:39, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Heh. He and I share the same brain on some issues, but not on everything. We've always gotten along, though - no quarrels.
For now, I'm content to be a mere editor on Wikipedia. I appreciate the thought, though, so thank you. My girlfriend would say that I spend too much time on here as it is. ;-) --GentlemanGhost (talk) 03:17, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
Hmmk.. Though I may gather a few others to start in on some "arm-twisting" : ) - jc37 08:11, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
For some reason, that just made me laugh. Doczilla (talk) 10:27, 30 November 2007 (UTC) P. S. Notice that little qualifer Hiding used: "almost". Uh-huh . . . Doczilla (talk) 10:28, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
I have to say that that laugh felt good atm. : )
(And doc, are you watching, or just prophetic?) - jc37 11:01, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
Well, my work here is done then. I was worried I'd forgotten the smile I was told to bring, and now I discover you two brought it. Hiding T 14:12, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
As to the almost, it's like that song, Almost gold...
Or maybe I meant summat else. Who knows. (Where the time goes) Hiding T 16:43, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
Since they're nearly "over" I suppose it'd be alright to explain my comment about about being "prophetic" (if for no other reason than to show you what you may be in for : )
(There've been more "interesting" things of late, but these two are enough for now (See the last couple weeks or so of my edit history to see more : )
Hope you're having a great day : ) - jc37 22:13, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Food and Drink Newsletter December 2007

WikiProject Food and Drink Newsletter Decemberr 2007
--Chef Christopher Allen Tanner, CCC 22:33, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks for the help, User:jknobull (talk) 19:13, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

The New Gods cat...

I'd broach that on the project talk page. The CfD, and project, consensus has been not to use the cats to collect team members and/or supporting characters. This one though... it really skirts it. The New Gods are a "race" not a "club", similar to Category:Marvel Comics Eternals, so only one character is really out of place.

I think this one needs a chunk more input...

- J Greb (talk) 20:22, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

That makes sense. Will do. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 20:23, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Masters of Evil II.jpg)

Nuvola apps important blue.svg Thanks for uploading Image:Masters of Evil II.jpg. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media 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 media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that all non-free media not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. BetacommandBot (talk) 20:39, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

At this moment in time, the image is no longer an orphan. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 23:05, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Masters of Evil headshots.gif)

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At this moment in time, the image is no longer an orphan. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 23:05, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

John Buscema evidence

Hi GentlemanGhost. Please note that anything said on the mediation page or communication with the mediator during mediation is privileged and can't be used as evidence during arbitration. See Wikipedia:Mediation#The privileged nature of mediation and the reciprocal Wikipedia:Arbitration policy#Hearing. I've had to alter your evidence as such. Cheers, Daniel 09:45, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

My apologies. I should have read those. Thanks for fixing it. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 18:54, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
No worries :) Daniel 05:11, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

List of dead comic book characters

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures of deceased

Character Issue Deceased
Mondo Gecko Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #54 See above.
Dreadmon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #54 See above.
Ray Fillet Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #54 See above.
Jagwar Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #54 See above.
Wingnut Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #54 See above.
Screwloose Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #54 See above.
So, would you prefer to see the phrase "see above" replaced by "Killed by Androids Lynch, Dead-Eye, Waster, and Fist"? This appears to be what the phrase is referring to. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 23:13, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
Nor am I. I am merely trying to understand your objection to the inclusion of these characters on this list. I thought perhaps you felt that they had been incorrectly identified as being dead. However, this was not clear to me in your edit summary, so I thought it wise to seek clarification. However, given your above comments, it would seem that you object to the use of the phrase "see above", not to the characters being erroneously classified as dead. Is this correct? --GentlemanGhost (talk) 23:52, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Tag and Assess

Hey! I notice you are tagging articles for Food and Drink. Why not assess as you tag? Its pretty easy to do, just altering class and importance level. I am trying to catch up on back log of un-assessed articles, and noticed all your newly unassessed articles appearing. Jacksinterweb (talk) 03:15, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Heh. Sorry. I didn't mean to be knocking the unassessed numbers back up when you're simultaneously trying to whittle them down. I had actually opted not to assess by choice - it allows me to tag them quicker. However, that was probably more of an issue when there were only 400 articles identified by the project (which was not so long ago, believe it or not). Now that over 4,000 have been identified, I suppose I could actually assess at the same time that I tag. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 03:20, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
Whew! At first I thought I was doing something wrong, I would assess a dozen and it would only show a net gain of 2. LOL Jacksinterweb (talk) 03:29, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Comictruth

He is blocked now. Feel free to let me know if he returns under a new name. :) IrishGuy talk 21:57, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! Will do. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 15:02, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

The History of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers available online

Hello, I saw your tag on the talk page for Horatio Wright. I just wanted to let you know that I added a link the online version of Ballard's The History of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which was listed in the "Further reading" section. The publishers chose to make the entire book available to Google Book Search. Now anyone can peruse the book, even if their local library doesn't have a copy. I don't know if this resource is any interest to you, but since you took an active interest in the article, I thought I would leave you a note about it, just in case it might be useful. Cheers, GentlemanGhost (talk) 16:29, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. There's not too much about HGW in there, unfortunately. Hal Jespersen (talk) 16:38, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

Category:Top-importance Comics articles

Nor can I. Me and Fram tried a while back. I had a thought it was because those talk pages hadn't been edited, but I think I disproved that. I don't know if it is a cache issue, or, and this has just struck me, maybe there is another template on the page doing a default sort or something like that. Sorry. Hiding T 21:32, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

No worries. It just struck me as odd. I thought maybe I had set the parameter incorrectly. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 21:34, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
um... (slow on my end I guess...) See the comment I left on Hidings talk. - J Greb (talk) 21:45, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

Gamora and Titania (Marvel Comics)

Thanks for the assessments!  :) Those two were on my ever-growing list, and there are plenty more where they came from.  :) BOZ (talk) 08:16, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

My pleasure. :) --GentlemanGhost (talk) 03:40, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for hitting Daimon Hellstrom and Charlie-27‎ (among a number of others); I've removed them from my list.  :) BOZ (talk) 03:10, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
You're welcome! --GentlemanGhost (talk) 03:11, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
Removing Doc Samson and Chemistro from my list. :) Thanks! BOZ (talk) 01:50, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks - removed Rom. :) BOZ (talk) 00:32, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the recent assessments; I just added more to my list. :) BOZ (talk) 16:01, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks again! You're really whittling that list away - and I haven't added any in awhile! BOZ (talk) 01:33, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Awesome! Thanks for killing the entire list. :) I was going to add more when I found the time, but who knows when that will be.  ;) BOZ (talk) 13:50, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Images

I just noticed your comment about Fair use images at the noticeboard talk page.

Could you clarify what exactly would need to be listed? (I'd be happy to either suggest a section, or to create one, if needed.) - jc37 01:15, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

At one point in time, I had added a section to the noticeboard, below the deletion notices and such, in which I listed image files that were excessively large and strained credulity as fair use. That way, other project editors with access to image software (such as J Greb) could see them and reduce them. I guess there's a "fair use reduced" tag now, although I haven't used it yet. I suppose either method of notifying people would be useful. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 01:24, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
Could you give me a link to the tag? - jc37 01:35, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
Well...
There's {{non-free reduced}} which is generated by {{subst:furd}} and feeds Category:Rescaled fairuse images. This is for images that have been reduced. (Yeah, I use this one a lot...)
And there's {{Ifr}} which feeds Category:Images for renaming is useful for some of the really obscure names. (Used this on a bit too... mostly to flag the moves though.).
But I haven't seen one that is "Reduce this, please"... we may need to cobble one up.
- J Greb (talk) 02:28, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
Probably (with a related category). There's a list of categories currently on the Project main page, we could add this as well? - jc37 02:48, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
Think this will work? - J Greb (talk) 03:26, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
Looks good to me. :) --GentlemanGhost (talk) 05:48, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
I renamed the category, but otherwise looks good to me too. (Wondering if there should be a Category:Images to be resized as a parent cat?) - jc37 09:04, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
The closest thing I've found is Category:Non-free image size reduction request. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 21:07, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

(dedent) And {{Comic-ovrsize-img}} is now live... - J Greb (talk) 03:05, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Acdc high voltage international album.jpg

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No backlink, now fixed. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 05:50, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Gypsymoth-wca40.jpg

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FUR added. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 06:19, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Gypsymoth4.jpg

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FUR added. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 06:19, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Agamemnon

I've pulled down a page history merge of Agamemnon (Pantheon) and Agamemnon (comics) and left the article rather than the redirect until a consensus starts. I've initiated discussion at User talk:BOZ#Agamemnon (comics) if you're interested. Hope that helps. Hiding T 09:35, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! --GentlemanGhost (talk) 14:11, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
It's OK... it was probably a bad choice on my part to recreate it rather than let it sit as a redirect.  :) C'est la vie. BOZ (talk) 15:01, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Food and Drink Newsletter January 2008

WikiProject Food and Drink Newsletter January 2008
--Chef Christopher Allen Tanner, CCC (talk) 05:17, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Image:Acdc_high_voltage_international_album.jpg

I have tagged Image:Acdc_high_voltage_international_album.jpg as a disputed use of non-free media, because there is a concern that the rationale you have provided for using this image under "fair use" may be invalid. Please clarify your fair use rationale on the image description page. Thank you. Rockfang (talk) 09:58, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Comics noticeboard

Hi jc37. The new noticeboard looks good. Can you add {{Shortcut|WP:CMC/NB|WP:CMC/BOARD}} to it? I've redirected the redirects already. : ) --GentlemanGhost (talk) 01:38, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Done : ) - jc37 07:37, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! --GentlemanGhost (talk) 19:00, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Asgardian sock puppet

Asgardian (talk · contribs) has again used a sock puppet to get around his 1RR restriction after you extended his block to a week for the previous violation. This has been confirmed at Wikipedia:Requests for checkuser/Case/Asgardian. I'm not sure what the next step is, but I assume this needs to be reported somewhere. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 22:50, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

I went ahead and reported it to WP:AE. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 00:48, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Good idea.
I've already blocked him a week. Let's see what others say. I think you already know the road that this is going down... - jc37 02:41, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Just 2¢... and a thanks to GG. I saw that the CU had come in and that GG had moved it up the pipe for ArbCom to look at.
And on a semi-related note, an annom approached me with what he thinks may be another sock, see here. I'm pretty sure it isn't him, but a couple of other eyes looking at it couldn't hurt. - J Greb (talk) 02:52, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Children's literature project

This is a project to better organise information in articles related to Children's and Young Adult Literature. If you would like to help, please join. Cheers! Wassupwestcoast (talk) 19:33, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Rollback

Do you want rollback? Per Wikipedia:Requests for rollback if you want it, I can give it to you. If you already have it, ignore me. Hiding T 12:25, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

That sounds useful. I'll take it. Thanks! --GentlemanGhost (talk) 16:38, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
I have granted your request. Hiding T 19:28, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

New Notice Board thing

Hi, GG Happy New Year!

Since I'm the first to post at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Comics/Requests_for_comment/Users/2008 and WPC members might not yet be in the habit of regularly checking that page, I wanted to alert a few longstanding editors to a posting there that I think will be of interest. Thanks and best wishes for WPC in 2008, --Tenebrae (talk) 15:14, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Sergio Aragonés image

In this edit you noted that Sergio Aragonés needs a photo. The article already has quite a good photo. I've removed the request. If you had something else in mind, when you re-add it, be sure explain what you're looking for beyond the photo that is already present. — Alan De Smet | Talk 05:01, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

I'm not sure what I was thinking. :) Too late in the day, I guess. The current photo is fine. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 14:28, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Tenjho Tenge

While I understand that manga are a subtype of comic, tagging one manga with the comics project banner, but not all of them, especially when there is nothing in particular about that manga to make it relevant to the comics project, is bad style and inconsistent. I could understand if Tenjo Tenge were an OEL manga or something, but since it isn't, there's no reason to clutter up its talk page with an extra banner. So no offense, but I'm going to remove it again. --tjstrf talk 05:30, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

OK, I'll leave it that way. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 14:26, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
As a side note, there are other solutions to prevent the excessive cluttering talk pages besides removal of banners. There are a couple of banner-nesting templates as well as a skip-to-the-TOC template. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 14:33, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

ESU

Hi

It's because I secretly don't like and wish to take over the world one article at a time.  :p Just kidding. I undid the wrong one. I was suppose to undo what I did but instead undid yours. I then had to undo my second undo and revert what you did originally that I had undone in the first place... Clear as mud? :p

I think I've reverted it though. StarSpangledKiwi (talk) 02:26, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

LOL. I had the same problem earlier today. I hate it when that happens. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 02:33, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Missing rationales

Ah, don't worry about it. I think you did as many as me. We did the a's, and I went through and did all the ones I wanted kept through the rest, and it looks like others did the same, so I doubt we've lost a huge amount. I'll update the list and it might be easier to keep up this time. Hiding T 12:37, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

No problem - wish I could have done more, but I hit all the ones that I was familiar with or knew how to fix.  :) 204.153.84.10 (talk) 14:47, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Another new image tag you might like...

{{Comic-no-orig-pub}} for those cases where we've got no idea where an image was originally published and the uploader didn't note it. - J Greb (talk) 19:41, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Excellent! Thanks! --GentlemanGhost (talk) 18:44, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Hulk template...

I need a few extra eye looking at {{Hulk}} with regard to added character articles.

Thanks, - J Greb (talk) 23:22, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks for the tip!

I have added the pages for which you recently requested images to my page here: User:BOZ/Images (hoping to get some regular attention there!) BOZ (talk) 22:58, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

"My god, it's full of stars"

Comicbarnstar.png The Comics Star
For your outstanding and conscientious efforts to improve the comics articles. I can't believe I don't see one of these already one your talk page somewhere. Doczilla (talk) 12:32, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Template:Comicsproj

You had a couple of issues, a missing full stop and the cat link, that clicking on the the word "Cat" within the template sends you to Category:Cat-Class Comics articles when it ought to go to Category:Category-Class Comics articles. I think I have them both fixed now, sorry to take so long. Hiding T 12:20, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Hey, no problem. Thanks for fixing it! --GentlemanGhost (talk) 01:27, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
Yo7u're welcome. The fix pushed me beyond my comfort zone which is why it took so long. :) Hiding T 13:54, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Back bacon

No problem at all, will make the correction ASAP. Thanks for the input Rob 301 (talk) 21:02, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Noticeboard

(I'm asking you specifically, because I note you have a few postings there : )

Would you be willing to help clear the backlog of moves/merges/splits? - jc37 03:51, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, I completely overlooked this post! Yes, I'd be willing. :) --GentlemanGhost (talk) 22:26, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
Awesome : )
(Note that I also meant the RfCs.)
I think there's a decent chance that some have already been accomplished, or the request is long out-of-date due to subsequent editing, and all that is needed is some noticeboard wikignoming (moved to closed/resolved, and notated).
Ive slooowly been working on these too. If there's anything that you think you need an admin, or just wopuld like nother opinion, please feel free to drop me a note (and this is a general offer/syggestion, not just about the noticeboard.)
Thanks for any help : ) - jc37 02:40, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Comics Guaranty

Looking at the article itself, it looks OK to me. The problem is this is one of a (growing) number of cases where Wikipedia's standards for what is considered "reliable sources" are fast becoming outdated. The general feeling that there's a ban on so-called "self-published" sources (I say "general feeling" because it appears this is a guideline - which can be ignored if necessary - not a policy but it seems many Wikipedians see policy and guideline as meaning the same thing) needs to be updated as more and more online forums and blogs become official sources for information. For example, William Shatner makes many of his public statements about various issues through his own blog these days. So I don't know how the discussion regarding criticism of the grading will be referenced in the future if the discussion remains confined to the message forums there. I can't seem to find any RFC discussion page - are you just referring to the talk page of the article itself? 23skidoo (talk) 16:50, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

  • I think what I was trying to get at is if a board is flooded with complaints by different users (and most boards display things like how many posts a person has made, etc. so it helps to separate the real posters from the sockpuppets) then that can be a good indication of how people are reacting to a topic. For example, TrekBBS is a fan forum related to Star Trek and Sci-Fi, and anyone who registers can post there, and a lot of people post incorrect information and rumor, etc. However just by looking at posts made there you can tell that Star Trek: Enterprise was a very controversial show among fans, because of the number of posts against it, and the frequent eruption of flame wars against those who did like the show. So while the actual content of the posts may be suspect, I would see no problem in citing a forum like TrekBBS as a source for making the statement that Enterprise was a controversial series with fans (although there are by now plenty of "published" sources that could be cited). The problem with CGC is I think it's hard to get too many professionals in the industry going after it on the record because it has become a major factor in their business. I was flipping through the 2006 edition of Overstreet last night and there's a column written by a dealer who proudly proclaims his comics to be F.O.L. (free of slabs) but otherwise makes no direct reference to CGC. Personally I think it's wrecked comic collecting for everyone because it's getting to the point that if you don't pay the fee per comic to have it slabbed you're not really a collector. Some of the comics shown slabbed in Overstreet are just silly - there's one that a guy got slabbed, probably paid $30 or so (including postage) - the fees for CGC aren't "secret" but I notice they aren't widely publicized - and Overstreet lists it in perfect shape at being worth only about $5. 23skidoo (talk) 13:26, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Great work

Thanks!  :) I was going to ask, is there anything you can do to help fix the Plunderer article to spare it from deletion? BOZ (talk) 06:24, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Look at CGC

I looked at it and made comments on its talk page. - Peregrine Fisher (talk) 02:16, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

I guess you're only looking for making it NPOV, but I asked about it at Good article review anyways. - Peregrine Fisher (talk) 04:06, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Comics Guaranty LLC

Since you asked...
One way you could help me out is to look at the Comics Guaranty LLC article. Glacially, I've been trying to turn this article from an informal, POV nightmare to something that better reflects the standards of Wikipedia. I finally have completed what I consider to be a decent working draft, so I'm soliciting input on it. I tried to get the input of editors whom I don't know, via an RfC request and Comicsproj peer review request, but that didn't work. So, at the risk of being accused of canvassing, I'm soliciting input from editors whom I do know, if only by username. :-) If you wanted to take a look at it, that would be great! Thanks, GentlemanGhost (talk) 02:51, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

I'm going to give you that rather useless piece of commentary: "It looks ok to me".
Since no article is done, and no one person will likely be the only editor of that article, I'll say that I think it's a good start, and let's see where the winds of editing take it : )
In addition, I think you handled rather well the pointedly uncivil POV pushing editor on the talk page (and no, I didn't mean you PF - grin). - jc37 03:18, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

RfA

Just thought I'd drop this your way again... Interested? : ) - jc37 05:16, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Thinking? or still not interested... - jc37 21:29, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
Heh. Well, I suppose if you ask me enough times, eventually I'll say yes. ;-)
But for now I prefer to be an editor. Thanks for the continued interest, though! --GentlemanGhost (talk) 21:43, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
If asked enough times, eh? What if that meant 80 times in one week? Doczilla RAWR! 02:26, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
Looks at the ceiling and whistles slightly off-key : ) - jc37 02:57, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Well, I'm working two jobs already, so I probably should try not to take on a third one. That is, any more than I already do. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 03:09, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Look at my edit history. As soon as I made admin, my edits plunged to what is, for me, almost nothing. Real life has seriously intruded. That doesn't mean the admin tools can't be useful. As for Wikipedia: It's not a job. It's a misadventure. Seriously, for all my resistance to the idea, being an admin really isn't a big deal if you don't let it become one. The most important thing I've done so far is block an annoying persistent sock maestro, and boy did it feel good to block that person for once without having to explain the complicated history to anybody else. Doczilla RAWR! 01:12, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

GA

Yesterday and Today (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) It needs a few more references. :)--andreasegde (talk) 11:35, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

I hate to say this, but it will fail without more references. It might be better to take it off the GAN list, and wait a bit. --andreasegde (talk) 20:04, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Sorry it failed, but GA reviewers are not as easy as they used to be on articles.--andreasegde (talk) 16:15, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

No problem. Thanks for your imput in identifying what needs to be improved! --GentlemanGhost (talk) 03:01, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Comics Articles for Deletion

One or more articles you’ve been involved in editing (Melter, Ringer (comics), Ego the Living Planet, or others) has been nominated for deletion. If you feel you can make contributions to the article to improve it and make it worth keeping, please do so. (I know you've voted on one or more of these, just reiterating.) ;) BOZ (talk) 15:02, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Boalisk

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An article that you have been involved in editing, Boalisk, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Boalisk. Thank you. J Milburn (talk) 09:40, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Talk:Flash (Wally West)

I've moved Talk:Flash (Wally West) to Talk:Wally West/Flash (Wally West), and added a note at the top of Talk:Wally West linking to the subpage. While a history merge would've been possible, I don't think one was really called for in this case, since there was no actual cut-and-paste move to fix. (New discussion just started at the new location.) I think archiving the old discussion page as a subpage of the new one should do just fine here. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 14:40, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

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And so the Ghost gets haunted by a Who's Who scan from long ago. Doczilla STOMP! 05:43, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
I completely forgot about this one. I've removed it from the article, since it is a Who's Who scan. I hadn't read the WP Comics recommendations of what constitutes fair use at the time when I uploaded it. Currently, I don't believe that it can be considered fair use since it competes with DC's Who's Who product. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 15:44, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Right. We can't use the Who's Who images. Doczilla STOMP! 05:58, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Templates

I removed the templates in order to conform to the wishes of the editors request that THIS ARTICLE NOT BE MODIFIED for some time in order to let tempers cool.Aimulti (talk) 23:05, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

I'm failing to find this discussion. Can you give me a link to it? Thanks, GentlemanGhost (talk) 23:12, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
It doesn't exist. He is misinterpreting the note at the top of the AFD discussion. Toddst1 (talk) 23:25, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for your help on the article's talk page. FWIW, this fiasco has made it to ANI. Toddst1 (talk) 06:31, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

RE:Dynamo5

No problem and it was only quick because it was simply first in the list ;) I deleted the higher quality version under the fair-use guideline, and then added the FU for it. No biggie, just clearing out the image backlog at CSD! Regards. Woody (talk) 21:53, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the revert

Thanks for the revert on the talk page of the Food science article. I really appreciate it. Chris (talk) 01:03, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

No problem. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 21:26, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Food and Drink Newsletter June 2008

WikiProject Food and Drink Newsletter June 2008

--Chef Tanner (talk) 17:02, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

List of major artifacts in Dungeons & Dragons

Just to inform you, List of major artifacts in Dungeons & Dragons has been nominated for deletion at AFD. BOZ (talk) 03:48, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

re: discussion, not vote

Wrt [2]: I do know that, but apparently not everyone does. dorftrottel (talk) 08:08, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

I figured you did and the comment wasn't meant to be directed at you, specifically. So if you took offense, I apologize. But it did seem like the most appropriate place to quote that guideline was following your comment. Best, GentlemanGhost (talk) 20:35, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
Didn't take any offence whatsoever. Just wondered, because the indentation made it seem like you were addressing me. (I wrote vote there, not '!vote' as sort of a jab, considering both the quality and the canvassing of the vote.) dorftrottel (talk) 23:36, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Response

Indeed I am the same person. I wondered about you when I saw your nickname, but wasn't sure. I thought perhaps there could be more than one, but I doubted it. Nice to see you! Wildhartlivie (talk) 22:30, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Food and Drink Newsletter July 2008

WikiProject Food and Drink Newsletter July 2008

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Comics articles assessment

Care to get involved in the drive to get B-Class articles into shape?  :) BOZ (talk) 00:41, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Trying to get my attention? ;-)
I've been a bit busy, but maybe this month I can try to help out. Next month is no-go, though. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 18:17, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
Hey no problem, I can see that you've been busy.  :) Emperor and Hiding have been hard at work, and I've seen you working plenty on assessment in the past, so I figured I'd give you a head's up. BOZ (talk) 19:08, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Odwalla

Hey, I was working on the Odwalla article, and I was wondering if you'd please please please help! Pathetic, huh? But really, if you could find a spare moment, could you drop by? I did a revamp of the page, so it's a bit longer and more comprehensive, but it still needs work before it's a FA (yes, I have lofty goals!) Intothewoods29 (talk) 21:38, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

CBG

Any time. :-) Nightscream (talk) 04:06, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

D&D articles for Wikipedia 0.7

Hi there!  :)

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Bands

Hi GentlemanGhost,

Long time no wikisee! A while has passed, but still there was no 24/7 charity concert. I just created an article on Parachute Express and thought you may want to take a look. Perhaps you have something to add. I created very few articles on bands, but quite a few on individual musicians. I think the only other band I did was Finch (Dutch band). Any suggestions and additions are always welcome. Keep up the great work! Best regards, gidonb (talk) 00:42, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank you, GG! It is always great to have another eye look at one's articles. CU, gidonb (talk) 01:24, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
No problem. Good to hear from you. :-) --GentlemanGhost (talk) 22:15, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Ultron

I've started a discussion here, and would be interested in your input. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 23:44, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Comics categories

I dunno if you're interested in an ongoing discussion (several months now, and likely a few more yet), but please feel free to check out User talk:Hiding/X7. Be prepared for a long read. Quite a few noms have happened already (which is why the top is more blue now than the red it once was), but there's still work ongoing. Your thoughts would be most welcome. - jc37 01:38, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

United States presidential election, 2008

Wow, I forgot that Alan Keyes was running. Wasn't he taken away from a debate in 1996 or 2000 in handcuffs? I know Ralph Nader was booted off the grounds at the prez debates in 2000 (an example of democracy in the USA. 1-party differance from the Communist system). GoodDay (talk) 22:43, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

I don't recall Keyes being arrested, but I may have forgotten about it. I've seen the footage of Nader being kicked out. On the other hand, I'm glad we're not Italy. Too many coalitions spoil the government? ;-) --GentlemanGhost (talk) 22:56, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

I think it was 1996, when he was seeking the Republican presidential nomination. He wasn't allowed into the later primary debates (though not certain). Guess one should check the Alan Keyes article. GoodDay (talk) 23:29, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Checked the Keyes article. Yep, at the Republican primary debate in Atlanta. GoodDay (talk) 23:31, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Heh. Thanks. I just looked at it myself. Detained but not arrested. You've got to love American politics. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 23:33, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Yep. The fight over the Reform presidential nomination in 2000, was entertaining aswell. GoodDay (talk) 23:40, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Section length, Book titles, et al.

Hi. Can you read this section and then offer your opinion on the points raised, specifically the issue of titles in the FCB, length and detail of given sections, what constitutes “fannishness”, etc.? Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 14:56, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

I think I'll pass. As much as I was disappointed when so few people backed me up when I complained about his aggressive ownership issues, I have no great desire to keep beating a long-dead horse. Besides, if he's still on the one-revert restriction, it should be an open-and-shut case whenever he violates it. Everything else, revert and discuss, not necessarily in that order. :-) --GentlemanGhost (talk) 22:15, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Timber Wolf (comics)

I am curious as to why you assessed the Timber Wolf article as being of mid-importance to WP:Comics as opposed to low-importance. Nutiketaiel (talk) 11:48, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Hey, buddy, it doesn't bother me. Your rationale makes sense; I was just curious. As far as I'm concerned, the Legion it Top Importance and all the Legionnaires High Importance, but that's just me (this is why I don't rate those articles). Nutiketaiel (talk) 11:34, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Faerie fire

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Moving Comics to comics

bugger - I used Comics rather than comics because I used the format I'd see on another article. Now it's going to bug me that there is an article out there with a big C and I can't remember where... grr.. --Cameron Scott (talk) 21:00, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Well, it's bound to materialize sooner or later. :-) --GentlemanGhost (talk) 21:03, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Dava

Looks okay. I've added Category:Disambiguation pages in need of being split which, at some point, should tempt someone from WP:WikiProject Anthroponymy to come over and create Dava (surname) if they think it useful. (John User:Jwy talk) 19:07, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! --GentlemanGhost (talk) 19:08, 4 November 2008 (UTC)


No Problem

Thanks. I figure sniping isn't going to help and we do need to solve this one. Yes, the arguments that can be seen in the links did defeat the deletion proposals, but didn't really form a mandate on sources. If we can crack that, it will be legitimate progress. Asgardian (talk) 03:36, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Shocker Toys

Thank you for closing up the AFD and fixing the talk page at Shocker Toys. I have been having a heck of a time on my second article (Shocker Toys) from start to now fix up time. I have to fight and have everything I do under a microscope by a user names ShockerHelp who lives at that article. If I can get through him I will try and clean up the article nice.--JMST (talk) 04:40, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
You're welcome. Best of luck! --GentlemanGhost (talk) 05:00, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Comics images

You're welcome. I imagine I'm gonna be getting a number of such Talk Page messages regarding all the pics I uploaded and added to articles, much like the one right before yours. :-) Nightscream (talk) 03:08, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Batman : The Brave & the Bold

Good job on deleting the comments on the Batman: The Brave and the Bold talk page. 98.148.104.148 (talk) 01:18, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I decided to be bold (and brave). ;-) --GentlemanGhost (talk) 01:21, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Greetings

Hi GentlemanGhost! I noticed the page move you made, Ghost (Nedor Comics), and I just wanted to know if you were gonna start moving the rest of the Nedor characters. Regards, Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 02:26, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Yes, although I figured I'd wait and see if anyone objected to this change first. It seems logical to me, but I notice that Emperor didn't move it although he has edited the page before. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 02:49, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
I guess it was the right choice. So, will you get to the others or would it be best to wait? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 06:08, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
I'll get to the others. :-) --GentlemanGhost (talk) 15:54, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. Sorry about that. I admit I was tired when the edit was made. Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 18:41, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
No worries. I only quoted the MoS so that you wouldn't think that I was reverting just to be ornery. :-)
I see now that you've been actively involved in refining WP:MOSDAB, so you're probably more familiar with current disambiguation trends than I am. Feel free to keep letting me know how articles can be improved. Thanks, GentlemanGhost (talk) 18:51, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
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