User talk:Giggy/Archive/February 2008

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Sorry about that! I thought it was a little suspect. Minus one kudos for me. Seegoon (talk) 13:43, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

That still leaves you with 99! dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 01:23, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Infiltrator! Rouge nominator!

I see you found a gaping loophole in the "don't vote on untranscluded pages" template I used. You needn't have worried, I was mostly bluffing anyway.

Just wanted to say thanks; your change of heart meant a lot to me in September, and your unsolicited co-nom means a lot to me now. Wish me luck next week. --barneca (talk) 14:20, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

You're more than welcome. Loopholes are my specialty ;) Good luck next week! dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 01:23, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
FYI, it's transcluded. Thanks again. --barneca (talk) 16:41, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Non-admin closure of Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/DJ River

I question your closure here. The debate was split 50-50 and both sides had good points. And there were only 4 participants. Why is this a keep? I hope you will consider reverting yourself and relisting the debate. Mangojuicetalk 14:41, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

At your request I've gone and taken another look at the AfD. Here's my thought process.
  • Precious Roy - Delete - Fairly weak argument, especially as notability is asserted by article itself, but more importantly by other AfD participants.
  • ElementFire - Keep - Valid argument, notes how it may not have 10000000 ghits because of the time of notability (WP:DEGRADE applies here too).
  • Mangojuice - Delete - First of all, I don't see any sort of WP:INTERESTING anywhere except in your comment, so I have no idea what that's all about. Secondly, a "amateur and unrecognized" would not be picked up by 2 notable internet radio services including iTunes. Thirdly, notability can be asserted without sources.
  • Jerry - Keep - Clearly stated that the article meets a criterion of a notability guideline, which indeed it does. Despite the Digitally Imported related discussion, you can't say no to him being on iTunes too. Putting that aside, the notability of DI is asserted (AfD that article if you disagree) so I really don't see how it's a non-notable service, especially when Jerry's sources in favour of this are countered by "no search engine".
So that's my logic behind the closure. You're welcome to add a link to this diff on the AfD, or DRV if you still agree. Regards, dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 01:23, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
The closer's job is to recognize the outcome of the debate, not to choose a side. There wasn't consensus on this, and your decision was based on your own opinion, so I will open a DRV seeking to relist. Your analysis of the debate is a fine opinion but it doesn't describe the outcome of the debate. Mangojuicetalk 14:34, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
The DRV is at Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2008 February 1#DJ River Mangojuicetalk 14:46, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
I relisted the discussion. Generally, if a criterion listed in a notability guideline is disputed, it will come down to sourcing. What the criteria lists in the notability guidelines say is basically: "If the subject fulfills criterion X, we're reasonably sure that sufficient independent sources on the subject exist for us to write an article, even if we can't access them right now." So if there is a controversial discussion about a criterion, the side opting to keep must ultimately back up the claim by providing sources. ~ trialsanderrors (talk) 16:33, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

RfA thanks

I am not one for sending round pretty pictures, but after my recent RfA, which passed 68/1/7, I am now relaxed and this is to thank you for your support. I will take on board all the comments made and look forward to wielding the mop with alacrity. Or two lacrities. --Rodhullandemu (Talk) 21:20, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Good luck, and remember to chill! dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 01:23, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Ultraexactzz is now an Administrator

My RfA was successful, and closed with 44 Supports, 6 Opposes, and 1 Neutral. For your support, you have my thanks - I fully intend to live up to the lofty yet not-a-big-deal responsibility you have granted me. For those who opposed my candidacy, I value your input and advice, and hope that I may prove worthy of your trust. Special thanks to both Rudget and bibliomaniac15 for their expert coaching and guidance. I look forward to serving the project, my fellow editors, the pursuit of higher knowledge, et cetera, et cetera. Again, you have my thanks. UltraExactZZ Claims ~ Evidence 01:18, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Good luck mate. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 01:23, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter

The February 2008 issue of the WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter is ready! Dr. Cash (talk) 05:32, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

RfA thanks from Happy-melon

I just wanted to say thanks for your support for my RfA, which closed (74/2/0) this morning. Your comment and support was very much appreciated. Happymelon 09:45, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

2 Rome: Total War mods worth mentioning?

Wouldn't it be worth mentioning the Europa Barbarorum and Rome: Total Realism mods somewhere on the article page? These 2 seem notable enough to be worth mentioning out of all the others that were removed. BrokenSphereMsg me 16:56, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

OK, I'll undo so that only those two are noted. The section itself needs more context though. I'll trust you on notability. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 00:11, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Red Hot Chili Peppers

The article is Ok, I guess (the writing is pretty poor, though). I plan on rewriting everything using Fornication: The Red Hot Chili Peppers Story. There are tons of things missing that need to be included. To keep the same text and simply add what's missing would mean I'd have to run through everything and check the sources over and over (which is more tedious then a rewrite) because the article has been marinating in IP-and-unregistered-user edits for almost a year. But I'm glad to have you aboard! NSR77 TC 17:05, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Re: Legacies

I'm don't doubt you're having a harder time with AoE than Halo- it's another entire subject. Still, I suggest trying Google Scholar (prolly a lot of false positives, but maybe stuff like this can help). Lots of the stuff was random bits me and a couple others of WP:HALO pulled out from random searches. Still, I think your best bet is trying to search for "Age of Empires" plus "revolutionary" and that sort- after all, the games certainly are well-known, maybe reviewers have noted that other games copped stuff from AoE or summat' like that. Also, perhaps you can tie in the fact that Ensemble Studios made the AoE series to the fact that they were selected to create Halo Wars [1] - I'm pretty sure Bungie commented on that right after the X06 announcement, you might have to go digging through the weekly updates to find it though. David Fuchs (talk) 01:20, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

waitaminute, was that a knock at Halo? ;) Here's what I meant about the Halo Wars thing- "Our trusted friends at Ensemble, who have more than a few super successful RTS under their belt, are handling it beautifully."- archive at Halo.Bungie.Org David Fuchs (talk) 01:27, 2 February 2008 (UTC)
oh, and more relevant: "In case you're unfamiliar with them, they're responsible for the highly awesometastic Age of Empires series. I have personally wasted hundreds, maybe thousands of hours of my life playing various iterations of AoE - mostly Conquerors and AoE 3 - so I'm excited to see what Ensemble can do to realize the original vision of Halo, which was in fact an RTS, then a third person action and then finally the FPS that we know and love today."
Looks good, I made a minor change. David Fuchs (talk) 02:05, 2 February 2008 (UTC)
What's the issue with GFDL? But don't worry, just PM me or put it up for speedy and it will be gone. David Fuchs (talk) 02:20, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Alternative music January 2008 Newsletter

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Potential DYK

I just created By the Fireside, which I was astounded was not already created, and have found an absolute goldmine of information about the guy, his EPs and album and was wondering if you would mind giving me a hand deciphering info and DYKing him, and then creating and GAing the article about his album? It's a bit of fun to go on the side, because I'm just astounded there wasn't even an article about him before. Care to lend a hand? Oh, and ATGD still needs some work, but I keep looking at it and don't know where to start, want to give that a look into also? Thanks mate. --rm 'w avu 13:07, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

I'll get on to ATGD; I work better with stuff I know about! I'll help with yours a bit too (but busy now). dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 03:18, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
Sweet deal. Is there a time limit on how old an article needs to be (by old, I mean young) to be DYK? I want to expand on his article, as well as create the three others (the EPs and the album). Anyway, ATGD really needs some thorough looking over before we launch the FL/GA. I was thinking about it and I think it does qualify as a FL. One thing we need to do is add the support acts to the actual itinerary. About half of them are on the atgd website, so we'd just need to copy them, and we should be able to figure out who played on the other nights anyway. What do you think? --rm 'w avu 09:32, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
It is clearly an article, not a list. If there was a separate article, like List of tour dates of the Across the Great Divide tour, it would be a list, but this is about the tour, not just its tour dates. Spebi 09:48, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

The limit is 5 days, but it’s best to nominate it ASAP (at T:TDYK). I wouldn’t bother in creating the albums etc. now; just try and expand his as much as possible first (I never actually created album articles for Small Mercies in the end, actually…).

Okay, will do, but I'll definitely create a "musical style", "bio" and "discography" section, since between all of the abundance of references, these three things could very easily be created. I think I will create the album article, since most of the conjecture is directly relevant to that release, rather than the EPs (okay, the real reason is I can't find info on the EPs, nor their track listings). It'll be pretty easy and very much supports the guy's article too. Maybe I'll add a RD for Danial Lea, too... --rm 'w avu 05:26, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
Sounds like a plan. Good luck mate. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 08:41, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

I agree with Spebi. Ideally, it’d have a lot more prose-article-content about the reasons behind the tour, etc. That isn’t a reason not to add support acts to the list though; go ahead. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 23:31, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

I'm short on time atm, what with moving house, full time parenting and a full time job, but I'll do what I can with regards to that. --rm 'w avu 05:26, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
Groovy. Worry about the home front first :) dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 08:41, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

I've made a change to random lyric today

Cassadaga > j00. Will (talk) 17:54, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

If you wait, I’m gonna drive it home
Sexual connotation > You. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 23:31, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
Well, you're so unpopular even people would choose defrag over you. Take that. Will (talk) 02:11, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
 :( dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 08:41, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Thank you!

Hi, just dropping by to say thanks for supporting my RfA, I totally wasn't expecting to get so much support, it was a really pleasant surprise. BTW, cool username, though that awful water needs to be banned! :P Melesse (talk) 04:28, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

 :( *wipes tear* Some people are so mean, and some new admins are so cocky :P dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 08:41, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks water boy

It took me a while to figure out the name, but yes it is a bit clever. Makes me think maybe I need a cephalectomy lol. Dyinghappy (talk) 21:23, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

 :D dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 08:26, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
Oh, your clever username inspired me to create that article, but now it looks like certain people don't like obscure medical terms that mean decapitation. Oh well. I suppose they insist that a term needs to be notable first. Next they'll tell me that I can't say Dihydrogen Monoxide is water just because nobody calls it that. Dyinghappy (talk) 13:05, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Have a look

Some females there. :P --PeaceNT (talk) 22:18, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

 :O Hax. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 08:26, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

What do I do?

Okay my articles suck. I need some help on collecting information. My Banya: The Explosive Delivery Man I think just nearly escaped deletion. But the problem is I'm working with limited resources. I've read only two volumes and sadly my parents don't trust me enough so I can't go to .coms and .orgs. I can only go to sights they choose. Which means Wikipedia because its education and any other .edu or .gov.

So, what do I do? I want to create articles, but when I'm working with limited sources I'm going to get into so much trouble. —Preceding unsigned comment added by X27 (talkcontribs) 06:07, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

I'm sorry to hear about your personal circumstances. Regretfully, I can't reall think of much else you can do in assert notability. Banya: The Explosive Delivery Man, at the moment, doesn't seem to assert that it's notable enough to be kept :( That said, I really don't know what you can do about it considering your internet issues... :( dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 08:26, 5 February 2008 (UTC)


Please note the first prerequisite of joining the BRC: "Candidates must hold allegiance to none but this cabal." GlassCobra 09:13, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

I <3 you noobs. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 09:14, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Deletion and notability

With regard to your comment at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ruby Terrill Lomax, you appear to be confusing WP:AFD and WP:CSD; assertion of notability has nothing to do with AfD at all. At AfD, articles must demonstrate their subject's notability (with multiple, non-trivial, independent, reliable sources, per WP:N). — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 15:20, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

I said that the notability was asserted by the article. Would that not equate to it being demonstrated? I'm very sorry to have used the wrong word. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 09:02, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Thank you

Palacio del Partal gardens.JPG

My RfA
Thank you very much for your support in my RfA which I really appreciate. It closed at 83/0/0. I was surprised by the unanimity and will do my best to live up to the new role. All the best, --ROGER DAVIES talk 16:49, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

The patio at the Partal Palace in the Alhambra, Andalucia.

Jeff Fatt image

Hello to you--Regarding your note to me on my talk page about the image on Jeff's article: the owner, who probably doesn't know any better, assured me that it was free. Of course, she's mildly scarily-obsessive about Jeff enough to run his fan page at MySpace. I mean, I think Jeff is cute, too, but she's downright weird about it. She has great pictures over there, though, and she's been over-the-top generous with them. I don't want any appearance of non-free images (look at my archived talk page, and you'd see how I learned), so I'll look for something a bit more obviously free. --Figureskatingfan (talk) 23:41, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Features and Admins

So that's where the "|" comes in. I always wondered why they are there, lol OhanaUnitedTalk page 14:38, 6 February 2008 (UTC)


...used to have a clean talk page. Ha Ha. How's it going my man? Pedro :  Chat  10:40, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, the dog ate my cleanliness. I'm run a bot without a BRFA right now, feeling really proud of myself. Et toi? dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 10:41, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
Cleaning up the crap at CAT:CSD. My favourite meta occupation! Pedro :  Chat  10:58, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
#REDIRECT WP:ENC. :) dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 11:00, 7 February 2008 (UTC)


Girlfriend stuff, I'm afraid. I'd be right if it was shifted forward a couple of hours, but I don't expect everyone to do that at this stage just to suit me.

I'm still at "maybe", I may be able to work something out.

I really wanted to come, too. =( Lankiveil (complaints | disco) 11:00, 7 February 2008 (UTC).

I'm offended that your gf is more important than me! :P I dunno about a shift; I'm out on Saturday night (par-tae) so I don't want to wake up early on Sunday! That said, we'll see what others say (I can make it, I guess). Or you could just bring your girl along ;) dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 01:58, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
MSN dude =). Lankiveil (complaints | disco) 08:43, 8 February 2008 (UTC).
I'm still a maybe for the Wikipedia:Meetup/Brisbane 2 too DHMO. If it's on a weekend I probably wont attend as I use weekend time with my family. I do shift work so I'm available through the week sometimes when the kids are at school. I'm not keen on big gatherings so if a couple of people want to meet for lunch say near the Brisbane Square Library we could then utilize the facilities there (find refs for citebooks etc). That way it's not a total loss if no one shows. Sting au Buzz Me... 01:15, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
Well, it's on a Sunday, so :( I dunno if we could do a weekday one in the future; maybe in school holidays (but then, your kids would be at home then), or else you could just do one without me (E and me are in school, but the rest of attendees aren't I think). Anyways, have a good one, cheers, dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 01:58, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
I'm pleased it went good. Sorry I couldn't make it. Sting au Buzz Me... 11:35, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Portal GA checklist

It seems we've managed to complete all the cleanup you asked for, though we're unsure what more information on GLaDoS you'd like to see? in my humble opinion the article has plenty of good information about GLaDoS within the story line sections and so forth. Thanks! xenocidic (talk) 14:56, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

I'll take a look when I get home. The GLaDoS stuff was written before I had read the article full; if I recall there was some more info. We'll see...cheers, dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 01:58, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks =). Could you explain what you meant by [2] "please archive this page too"? archive the good article version or the talk page? xenocidic (talk) 13:55, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
The talk page. :) dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 06:10, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Done. Thanks again. Cheers =) xenocidic (talk) 14:20, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Silverchair-If You Keep Losing Sleep-16s.ogg)

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David L Cook article

I appreciate you reviewing the David L Cook article. I have fixed the things you have asked for and would like to see if I could get you to go back and look at it again in case something has been forgotten. I think over all the article is well written and in pretty good shape. I would like to get it reconsidered so that I can move onto other articles. If you see something that needs to be fixed, if you could give me an example to look at I would appreciate it. Thank youCanyouhearmenow 14:04, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

I fixed a great number of the things you asked me to fix. I also had a few issues with some of the things because I did not either understand what you were getting at or I felt that they were not under the conditions you were placing them under. I am not sure. But, for those things I had an issue with, I place a response next to the request. If you don't mind I would appreciate you taking a look. Thank you Canyouhearmenow 14:27, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
We did a major overhaul on this article today. I worked with an admin to put this article into a format that should pass GA standards. I have reviewed other articles that are currently in GA status and I do feel that this one is just as good, if not better in some instances! I knnow each article is judged based on it's merits, but given the condition of Christian music articles in general, I have to say that this one is far above the rest in merit and standards. I will look forward to working with you on this. I just want to get it to GA standards so I can start workinng on another one and put this one to bed! LOL Canyouhearmenow 22:32, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Sure thing! I'll take a look at this one this afternoon, as my internet could cut out at any minute and I don't want to do a half-arsed review. Sorry about the wait, I promise to get it done real soon :) dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 22:35, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Ok my friend, I have completed everything you have asked for. I would appreciate it you could give it a look and see if we can move it to GAstatus? Please don't make me beg! LOL Canyouhearmenow 13:33, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
I want to thank you for working with me on this article! This article is actually a personal triumph for me because it was one of the first articles I created here on wikipedia. I am glad it finally made it home! There are other articles I will bring your way to get opinions on. Maybe I can get them to GA status. Again, thank you very much. Let's me know that wikipedians can work together to achieve a goal! Canyouhearmenow 12:20, 11 February 2008 (UTC)
Cheers! dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 01:35, 12 February 2008 (UTC)


You still right for the meetup? How many people are going exactly? — E talk 07:06, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

I'll be there. WP:Meetup/Brisbane 2 - 5/6, I think (more if we Skype it). Lank is definitely out though :( dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 07:08, 9 February 2008 (UTC)


With the AfD backlog as it is and with what I consider sufficient time passed since first RfA, I had been considering asking for a nomination from one of those who offered one last time in the next few weeks. If you are offering a nomination, though, I would be honored to accept it. Cheers, SorryGuy  Talk  07:48, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

No Way Out (2004)

Everything you requested has been completed. Thank you! iMatthew 2008 13:02, 9 February 2008 (UTC)


caps: no, it shouldn't because the name of the tour is "Across the Great Divide tour". Spebi 08:15, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Eek, just saw the poster, you're right. M'bad. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 08:16, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

My (so-called) Wikibreak

It's good to be back although I was never really away, just not as active as usual. It wasn't a real break as such, just a step back from some of the procedural areas of the wiki that were taking up way too much time and were not particularly enjoyable. I am back to article writing for a while and enjoying my time away from the rough and tumble (there is enough of that at work!). Cheers and thanks for saying hi. Mattinbgn\talk 10:19, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

I have been noticing your work and good advice around. Silverchair and Hoodoo Gurus don't look too far away now. I have done some GA reviewing in the past. I don't mind it, but I generally just want to get stuck in and fix it myself! It's just a matter of finding time to do some more reviews. Cheers, Mattinbgn\talk 11:04, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

RFA thanks


What it is, yo. Thanks for the GA review. Tool > Powderfinger. So check it, I addressed a lot of the concerns, but some not so much. I left my commentary there. Hit me back. LaraLove 19:02, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

I think it's all been addressed. Let me know if you see any other needed changes. LaraLove 19:54, 11 February 2008 (UTC)
Will look when I get home. Powderfinger > Tool. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 01:35, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

From Autumn to Ashes GA Review

I addressed all the things you left for the review on the article's talk page. Thanks for reviewing, and looking forward to what the outcome will be :D -Lindsey8417 (talk) 00:56, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Hoodoo Gurus

Do you mind giving your opinion as to how far off this article is likely to be for GA status - before we consider nominating it? Dan arndt (talk) 04:23, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Sorry to intrude but I just want to comment. What makes it messy is because of parenthesis. As much as possible, avoid it. It tends to pause a bit the flow of the prose. Good luck. =)--Efe (talk) 11:12, 11 February 2008 (UTC)
Agreed :) dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 01:35, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (song)

Thanks a lot for your review. I think I have done everything you asked for. (BTW, I like your use of "eek!" :) --andreasegde (talk) 18:00, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Eeek - will look when I get home ;) dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 01:35, 12 February 2008 (UTC)


On Wikipedia, email gets you. Cheers, Dlohcierekim Deleted? 18:54, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

All your replieds are belong to us. Intentional typo! dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 01:35, 12 February 2008 (UTC)


Your not a vote. Has been moved to the oppose column. Again. Dlohcierekim Deleted? 00:25, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

And I just moved it back to Support. How long before it ends up back in Oppose, do we think? Kim Dent-Brown (Talk) 00:45, 12 February 2008 (UTC)
That RfA fails WP:HUMOUR, while I pass WP:AWESOMEUSER. I'm guessing it'll be moved to oppose based on an incorrect interpretation of this message, actually. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 01:35, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Lightning Bolt GAN

Thanks for the review of the LB page. I've taken care of your suggestions and/or responded on the talk page. Let me know if there's anything else. Also, I'm in the middle of reviewing two article of yours up at GAN, but it might take me a few days to get to/through them. Hope that's alright. Thanks again! Drewcifer (talk) 03:23, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Christian country music

When you get a chance, would you mind looking at this article and giving some input on what you see that needs to be done to get this one on the road to GAstatus? This is another one of my small contributions. Also, I want you to know that I agree with your assessment of Sorryguy. I think he should have been an admin a long time ago! That's why I gave my support vote Canyouhearmenow 03:39, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Well, the refs need formatting, and you need expansion. See Christian metal. I'd really like to edit some of my articles now, so maybe you can bug someone else for help :) dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 09:52, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Brisbane Bid Questions Page

Hi DHMO, would you be able to pop on over to meta:Wikimania 2009/Bids/Brisbane/Q&A and fill in the relevant details of what happened at the meet, seeing as I was not there. Lankiveil (complaints) 11:31, 12 February 2008 (UTC).

Baby Boy on hold

Addressed most of the suggestions stated on the talk page. There are some comments unaddressed. Please see the talk page. Thanks for the review. =) --Efe (talk) 13:02, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

I think you skipped on teh fourth question? --Efe (talk) 07:42, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
oops, sorry, done. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 07:43, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
Hi. His full name actually is "Sean Paul Henriques". I changed it to his full name; in the first occurence. --Efe (talk) 07:51, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
I cant review for now. I have a fever. --Efe (talk) 08:41, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Barneca RfA nomination spam

MastCell, Pedro, Dreamafter, and DHMO, you four get your own personalized copy of User:Barneca/RfA/Thank you (below). Thanks for the nomination, faith, and support. That was much less stressful than I anticipated, and it's likely due to the strong nominations.

I won’t be too bold at first, but hopefully after starting out with baby steps I’ll find my stride. See you around! --barneca --barneca (talk) 18:14, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

User:Barneca/RfA/Thank you


Just want to make sure that the article was in the best shape I could get it before putting it up for nomination - but I guess if that was the case I would still be procrastinating about it. Dan arndt (talk) 03:00, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

No worries, happy to help. Good luck, dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 07:36, 13 February 2008 (UTC)


Making me redelete it again now eh? :) Jmlk17 09:00, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

That's why I need to be able to see deleted pages :) dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 09:06, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
I know... :( Jmlk17 09:45, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Silverchair addition

Wow! That was quick work! I'd definitely say that's a great start. If I had to critique it, I would say that you're kind of substituting critic's opinions of the band's music for analysis of their style. I guess what I mean by that is that reviews seem like the wrong place to gain good information on the band's sound, since ultimately a review is written in such away to state (and justify) the reviewer's opinion. It's written argumentatively, rather than analytically. The All Music Guide quotes, on the other hand, are much more in the right direction. For the best example of what I mean, take a look at the similar section at Nine Inch Nails, an article I worked on extensively a while back. It relies on a more varied source of information: interviews, write-ups, one or two reviews, as well as indisputable musical facts like the use of odd time-signatures, dissonance, motifs, stuff like that. I don't know if any of what I said made any sense. However, the big caveat to all of that, is that I'd say what you've done so far is good enough for GA. So I suppose if you see what I'm trying to say, and you take these suggestions into account, great, but if not, then I wouldn't hold it against the articles GAN, since it's definitely a step in the right direction. Drewcifer (talk) 10:06, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

User:Dihydrogen Monoxide/Mattinbgn article

I disagree with this and think it is an unfair parody of the more sensible viewpoints in the discussions. That said, I was laughing very hard after I read it. Well done. JoshuaZ (talk) 16:33, 13 February 2008 (UTC)


One of my favorite pictures
Thank you for participating in my RfA! It was closed as successful with 74 supporting, 3 opposing, and 1 neutral. I will do my best to live up to the trust that you have placed in me. —Remember the dot (talk) 18:47, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Alright already!

=) Drewcifer (talk) 09:01, 14 February 2008 (UTC)


Er, I didn't find it offensive. I found it amusing. I thought I made that clear. JoshuaZ (talk) 14:08, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

And just noticed footnote 4. Had not noticed that the first time I saw that picture. Quite amusing. JoshuaZ (talk) 21:22, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Michael Willis

Is he is or is he aint-- notable enough for an article? Lots of small parts, albeit one or two recurring. No awards I see.

Thanks. Would you like to offer a few words of advice or comfort to the folks that want to resurrect the 9 times deleted article about the political scientist? ((Talk:Michael Willis)) Cheers. Dlohcierekim Deleted? 14:04, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. Not sure what to make of all their "outrage." Cheers, Dlohcierekim Deleted? 22:30, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

User:Dihydrogen Monoxide/Mattinbgn article

is funny. Dlohcierekim Deleted? 15:10, 14 February 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for letting me know about the Q&A. I'm at work now, but will address it when I get home. Note that the dates have been changed, so we have a couple more weeks to get the answers right. Salka (talk) 00:48, 15 February 2008 (UTC) (Lankiveil).

I'm trying to work out a rough outline of what a guest can expect to pay in Brisbane, here. I'm drawing on my most recent international travel, but can you think of anything else that needs to be included there? This is in response to the Q&A post that has been made. Cheers, Lankiveil (speak to me) 11:20, 19 February 2008 (UTC).


Thanks for the encouragement! I really appreciate the thought. Out of the blue, I receive well wishes. Gracias. --Doczilla 08:20, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

I'm testing a new signature. That was supposed to have been green. Yeesh. --Doczilla 08:20, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
If you're going to go helping a guy out of the blue and saving him some trial and error trouble, you've got to brace yourself to get some stars thrown at you. So take this Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar or else. (Thanks!) Doczilla RAWR! 08:39, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I like the RAWR. Doczilla RAWR! 08:41, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
No. Is that a monobook thing? Doczilla RAWR! 08:43, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
lol is right. I read those slashes as if those were all one thing. My computer has some kind of messenger program, but I've had it turned off for security reasons. Doczilla RAWR! 08:48, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
I had just found it. You're right. It's Windows Messenger. Hold on while I activate it. If I owned my own computer, I'd probably know more about it, but the university I work for replaces my laptop for me once every three years. Doczilla RAWR! 08:51, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
It's on. It looks like my ID is simply the email address I entered. Doczilla RAWR! 08:56, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Still figuring it out. Doczilla RAWR! 09:01, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Between trial and error on the font, misreading the letters and slashes, and now not figuring out how to type a dang message in Messenger, I'm feeling like this is my special stupid hour. Doczilla RAWR! 09:04, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Sure seems like that's what I'm doing, but no letter appears and the computer makes a doink noise. Doczilla RAWR! 09:06, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Everything through their site looks like this should work. I'll bet this has something to do with the university's security issues regarding Messenger. I'll have to check with our tech people. Ah, well. Thanks for thinking to try. Doczilla RAWR! 09:19, 15 February 2008 (UTC)


Thanks. (I never really left!) —Moondyne 10:08, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Yep, lurking as always. ;) —Moondyne 10:11, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
You're putting me under pressure. Give me a while. —Moondyne 10:15, 15 February 2008 (UTC)


ya, sure. You betcha...I'll do a read through today, add some unreferenced BLP stuff, revert good faith edits, and then of course, copyedit. Just kidding, except the copyedit. Give me a few days, RL sucks right now. Keeper | 76 | Disclaimer 17:05, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Went through it a bit, made about 7 edits to different subsections and commented at the review page. Really, the grammar wasn't that bad to begin with, but I see the points made about article length, early life, and such, and wonder if it will in fact make FA as it sits. I've never heard of powderfinger (being an ethnocentric American after all), but anywho, I did what I could. Cheers mate, Keeper | 76 | Disclaimer 23:15, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

The Best

I have been looking at your reviews of various articles, and you are the best reviewer I have ever come across (I also take into account my own personal experiences of your reviews). Pat yourself on the back from me, because yer bloody good, yer are.--andreasegde (talk) 20:01, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

The Reviewers Award The Reviewers Award
This award goes to Dihydrogen Monoxide for being thoroughly thorough when reviewing articles, and also for dealing with the subject at hand, being very concise and clear, but without showing any signs of arrogance at all. --andreasegde (talk) 20:09, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Oh wow...thank you very much, I'm really really humbled. Hope to see some more reviews from you too :) dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 22:36, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

A question about GA reviewing

I noticed a response (diff) you got after writing a (very thorough, by the way) GA review on Daddy Yankee, as I've been watching it for a while. I got a similar one after reviewing In Rainbows, telling me that I should simply correct the mechanical issues I noted in the review. Now I'm wondering: what (if any) is consensus on reviewers correcting these types of errors? I thought you might know, as you have <ahem>quite</ahem> a bit of experience in this area. Kakofonous (talk) 20:31, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

I've commented further at the talk page (diff), I think that sums up my position well. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 22:36, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Oh yes, and I think, personally, that you did the right thing on In Rainbows. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 22:40, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for both the response and the compliment! Kakofonous (talk) 22:42, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Oy vey! I forgot. Thanks for the reminder, I need to close it today. VanTucky 00:34, 16 February 2008 (UTC)


Done most of what you have said, requesting further feedback. Thanks. J Milburn (talk) 01:57, 16 February 2008 (UTC)


If you are interested, I answered the question on my RFA concerning the username reports. Icestorm815Talk 02:18, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Now neutral. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 02:22, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you for participating in my RfA! It was closed as successful with 58 supporting, 0 opposing, and 2 neutral. I hope to demonstrate that your trust in me is rightly placed and am always open to critiques and suggestions. Cheers. MBisanz talk 04:23, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
Best pic I've seen


Hey, how are you doing? Alice in Chains finaly got promoted! If you have any free time would you mind commenting on Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/Alice in Chains discography for Alice in Chains discography? No problem if you don't. Cheers, —Burningclean [Speak the truth!] 05:45, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

It got promoted?! Congrats! You deserved it after all that work. I'll take a look at the FLC too; good thing you can't bug me as much with lists ;) Cheers, dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 05:14, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah, I noticed you are pretty good with lists. (and everything else but...) :D —Burningclean [Speak the truth!] 03:32, 19 February 2008 (UTC)


Thanks a bunch for the review of Nation of Ulysses. I took care of most of your suggestions, responded to the rest. Let me know what else you'd like to see done. I'll try and hook you up with a review of the Age of Empires games as soon as I get some free time (might be a few days). Drewcifer (talk) 06:33, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Doczilla's RfA

Congrats. Love the thanks message. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 05:14, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Luigi's Mansion GAC

I've responded to your comments here. The Prince (talk) 14:13, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

fac chaser

Just thought I'd let you know that I've nominated The Chaser APEC pranks for Featured Article Status. Any help would be appreciated, the FAC page is here.

Pity on The War's fac though. I think we need to change "Segments" to "Show format", which would incorporate how the show runs etc.  SpecialWindler talk  23:34, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

I would like to get The War up to FA at some stage; might work on that when I'm done with Silverchair. Good luck with the pranks, I'll try and help out if necessary. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 05:14, 17 February 2008 (UTC)


... is up for deletion at MfD. Your opinion would be appreciated here. Cheers, Spebi 00:01, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Bah. Deletionism at its saddest (I mean seriously, who deletes portals?) I've watchlisted and will keep a close eye. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 05:14, 17 February 2008 (UTC)


Hey cool floaty-Thing. Hope yoy dont mind, but i stole it! (P.S. Haha, cool. Your names water) —Preceding unsigned comment added by AnarcistPig (talkcontribs) 05:15, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Oh no, not my floaty thingy! I suppose you can ignore the rules and steal it ;) dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 05:17, 17 February 2008 (UTC)


I closed the AfD per your suggestion. Kakofonous (talk) 07:06, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

All looks good, nicely done. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 07:07, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
Just a final question: was commenting the AfD out in the log the right thing to do, or do I just remove it? Kakofonous (talk) 07:12, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
Oh, no, leave it where it is, for archving purposes. If you look at some old logs (as in, more than a month old, just for instance) all the AfDs are still there. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 07:13, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
Alright, 'tis what I figured. Kakofonous (talk) 07:14, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
Yep! Cheers, dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 07:16, 17 February 2008 (UTC)


I've thrown a bit more info at bernie, but I know there's still a fair bit mroe meat to chew for it. Anyway, I've added a few refs that can be drawn on for it also. Do you want to give it a look into and see what can be scoured from those refs. I'll see if there's anything else that comes to mind for me, but I think for now, I'm done for the night after three computer crashes. I'll probably just chill and watch some comedy. --rm 'w avu 09:49, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Mate, that is looking pretty damn good. Time for me to jump in and try and add some more KBs - we're getting there. Cheers, dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 07:31, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

RFA Card


Hi, Dihydrogen Monoxide, thanks for voting in my RfA, which passed with 47 supports (I hoped for a perfect square, but two away is close enough!), 3 opposes (the first odd prime), and 0 neutrals. I'm glad the community has decided to trust me with the mop and bucket (the flamethrower isn't supported). Of course, special thanks goes to my nominators Auawise and that one guy who buried stuff (not that the thanks I give to the you isn't special!). If you ever need a hand with something, or just want to say hello, tough feel free to drop a line! Best wishes, Nousernamesleftcopper, not wood 23:01, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

This doesn't even vaguely resemble a mop, but I couldn't find a picture of one.

On "Get Me Bodied"

I left some questions there. Almost done. Thanks for the review. --Efe (talk) 08:23, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Kindly recheck the article. I think its done. Thanks for the review. --Efe (talk) 08:43, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
Sure. Maybe I can drop the comments by tomorrow. Or by Wednesday. I got a report for our tomorrow's class. But I'll try. =) --Efe (talk) 09:00, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Eamon Sullivan

No worries, a bit of a sidetrack from my usual interests too :) Melburnian (talk) 08:28, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

I can has thankspam?

PS: If I'd have gone canvassing for nominators, you would definitely have been someone I approached. So don't be too cross with Pedro for stealing the gig! All the best, Kim Dent-Brown (Talk) 09:23, 18 February 2008 (UTC)


Reviewing isn't as easy as it looks! Also, thanks for fixing the fair use rationale for me. Given that GTC has about 30 days of existence left, I wasn't too fussed about it, but it is good that it will stay. Cheers, Mattinbgn\talk 11:10, 18 February 2008 (UTC)


Most welcome - it helps to shop here...

- Peripitus (Talk) 11:29, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

WP:HAT#Disambiguating article names that are not ambiguous

I can't imagine why. --Closedmouth (talk) 11:57, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

My bad. I've reverted myself. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 08:03, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Daddy Yankee

I have attended the review, but would like further suggestions over what to do with the discography section. - Caribbean~H.Q. 21:14, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Will take a look-see. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 08:03, 19 February 2008 (UTC)


Hey, I totally forgot to get around to this and apologize for it. At any rate, I wanted to thank you for being willing to nominate me for adminship and also thank you for the flattering nomination statement you wrote for me. I am not the type to sent out thank you notes to every supporters, but I do want you to know I really appreciate the nom. It is a little of a shame that I have the tools whereas someone as committed to the project as you doesn't. I don't mean to be heavy, though, so I will merely leave it at thanks and happy editing, SorryGuy  Talk  02:48, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Noel Gallagher

I tried to fix all I could. Also, the images which aren't on Commons, I'm unsure if I create an account to upload (I have bad memories of "copyright neurotics" here on Wiki). Anyway, see if your requests are fulfilled, ask new ones, etc. Thanks. igordebraga 04:44, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

I'll do the images if you like, will take a look at the rest. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 08:03, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Dream Days FT

Congratulations! Spebi 05:40, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Your Dream Days work helped, obviously. :) dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 08:03, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Excuse me, do you play Team Fortress 2?

Because you look like a dhmoman! *rimshot* Will (talk) 10:14, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

If I knew what that meant I might be offended. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 07:33, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
In tf2, the demoman is a black Scottish cyclops. They've got more [censored] then the likes of him... though the use of that word predates TF2. Will (talk) 11:42, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Neil Peart

Hey DHMO, Wisdom89 here. I of course took the helm in revamping/improving the Neil Peart article to be worthy of GA status. I've been making the attempt to address your concerns on the talk page. It's not quite done yet, but could you take a peak and let me know of the progress? Wisdom89 (T / C) 19:42, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

I'll take a look-see. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 07:33, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

OhanaUnited's RFA

User page vandalism

I've vandalized modified your user page. Feel free to revert, issue a final warning, and get me banned. Addhoc (talk) 23:53, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Can I do the banning part? :) · AndonicO Hail! 23:59, 19 February 2008 (UTC)
Don't see why not. Remember to tick the 'prevent user from sending e-mail' box. Addhoc (talk) 00:13, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, I think! :) dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 07:33, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Request for peer review

Hi. Could you please see Wikipedia:Peer review/Irreplaceable/archive1 and review it? Thanks a lot. --Efe (talk) 01:27, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

I'll take a look at some stage. Thanks for the BF one. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 07:33, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
WElcome. --Efe (talk) 09:46, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Why Should the Fire Die?

Hello! I would just like to say thanks again for reviewing an article I wrote, How to Grow a Woman from the Ground, a few months ago. You are one of the better GA-album reviewers out there, so I was wondering, would you like to review an article I wrote, Why Should the Fire Die?, a current GA nominee, that has a similar subject as How to Grow a Woman from the Ground? Please reply on my talk page, either way. Thank you very much! --Thamusemeantfan (talk) 04:17, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

OK, thank you very much! It is greatly appreciated. --Thamusemeantfan (talk) 23:18, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Military history of Australia during the Korean War

Sorry to bother you...You reccomended the changed needed on my Hobart Coastal Defences article. Can you have a look at my new article Military history of Australia during the Korean War and recommend what needs to be done to bring it up to GA?? Cheers. Robert Fleming (talk) 15:21, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Not right now...I might take a look at some stage. Sorry. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 08:07, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Logo qa.jpg)

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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. BJBot (talk) 18:10, 20 February 2008 (UTC)


.....okay? Pedro :  Chat  08:07, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, I'll be fine. :) dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 08:08, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
I thought you'll be out that long. Welcome back. =) --Efe (talk) 12:57, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
That didn't take long. :P Keilana|Parlez ici 23:33, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Wow, five hours?

Shortest Wikibreak evar. GlassCobra 08:13, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Those messages were pretty cryptic…what happened? Kakofonous (talk) 18:44, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
Well, it was a really immature response (on my behalf) to a really saddening/unfortunate situation. Luckily it was cleared up surprisingly fast and I wasn't away for nearly as long as expected. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 00:55, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
I know what you mean, a-top my other troubles of late, I was unemployed for the magnanimous period of two days. --rm 'w avu 01:00, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Query about Super Smash Bros. Melee

Hey H2O. At this game's GA review, you stated "It's OK now, but if you want to go for FAC you'll need to expand receptoin a bit more." Well, I'm preparing this for another go at FAC, and I was wondering whether you'd want to expand on the comment a bit more. You know, which aspect needs expanding; how much shall it be expanded? Thanks. Ashnard Talk Contribs 11:46, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

I'll try and take a look at some stage and leave comments on the talk page. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 00:55, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Cheers for your comments. I'll let you know when I nominate this for FA. Unfortunately, there's a little bit of content dispute on the talk page, so I'll have to wait until that is resolved. But yeah, this will help the article alot. Ashnard Talk Contribs 08:58, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

You are awarded...

Bernstar.png The Bernstar
You have been awarded this bernstar in recognition of your contributions to the work of WikiProject Powderfinger, with respect to your great work on absolutely everything POWDERFINGER. You truly have kicked some serious ass in the last year or so!
Thank you! rm 'w avu 01:30, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
That is truly classic. Thanks heaps! dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 07:52, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
I'm glad you like it. It just came to me in one of those sick moments of crass meeting my creative nerve. Shall we pop it onto WP:FING as an "official" accolade? --rm 'w avu 08:03, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Sounds like a plan! dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 08:04, 22 February 2008 (UTC)


Fulmer Falls Closeup 3000px.jpg Thanks for participating in my RFA, which closed successfully with 40 supports, 13 opposes, and 4 neutrals. For those of you who supported my RFA, I greatly appreciate it. For those who did not, I'm also thankful for your constructive criticism. If you need some advice or have some pointers for me, you know where to reach me! A special thank you to Majorly for all his time and effort he has placed in my nomination. Once again, thank you all for your helpful comments. Now off to new admin school! Cheers, Icestorm815Talk 01:15, 22 February 2008 (UTC)


Hey dude. I'm IRC-naive. I need help. Email me with instructions - I've got Safari or Firefox on Mac OS X at home so base your instruction set on that if you can! The Rambling Man (talk) 10:19, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

I have no time...erm...look at IRC, or google Chatzilla (dunno if it likes Mac though). dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 10:20, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Right. Something to do this afternoon I think. The Rambling Man (talk) 10:22, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Comparison of Internet Relay Chat clients#Operating system support then read up on Wikipedia:IRC channels and Freenode's Nick Setup procedures. — E talk 11:07, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Awesome, thanks E. The Rambling Man (talk) 11:26, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
E > Me. Thanks mate, and hope to see you online TRM. :) dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 22:47, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Get a cloak, if you want to protect your IP address. · AndonicO Hail! 22:52, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
That of which you can talk to Sean Whitton about getting one. He's the Wikimedia Foundation's group contact for freenode. He's also a freenode staffer so you know you're in good hands. — E talk 23:45, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Or just use the automatic system (although it appears to be delayed). Spebi 01:34, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Rock Pigeon

No worries mate, go ahead and take over. I'll make the edits I wanted done (the ones you didn't request in the review, I mean) on my own. VanTucky 01:51, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Okey dokey. :) dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 01:53, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Why Should the Fire Die?

Seeing as you are back in action, I would like to inform you that I have fixed the errors listed on Talk:Why Should the Fire Die?. Thanks and welcome back! --Thamusemeantfan (talk) 02:13, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Rock Pigeon

Think I'm done? Oh, and it's pigeon not pidgeon ;-) It's too hot here! I wish I had an air conditioner. Sting au Buzz Me... 03:16, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Not having air-con is hell :( I'll take a look, and forgive my Brisbane (:P) spelling. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 22:58, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your review. It was much appreciated as that is my first effort at bringing an article to GA. I hope I can only improve from this learning experience. Sting au Buzz Me... 02:42, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Neil Peart again

Wisdom89 has returned. Whew all this reference searching is making my headache...ah the joy of heavy article building : ). Anyway, take a gander at the Neil Peart article and let me know what you think. I believe I've addressed all of the major concerns that would allow the article to meet GA status (hopefully). Wisdom89 (T / C) 05:01, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Reference searching is awesome fun! :) Passing now. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 22:58, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
Just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to review the article. You were obviously very meticulous and conscientious. Cheers dude. Wisdom89 (T / C) 05:05, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Brisbane

Just a reminder that WikiProject Brisbane needs your help. There have been a number of changes to the project page over recent days and I hope you could spare some time to take a look, be bold and add some touches yourself.

There is plenty that needs to be done to get more Brisbane articles up to FA standard. Please come and discuss this and lets see if we can build up this project.

Your details were taken from Category:WikiProject Brisbane members Nicholas Perkins (TC) 05:42, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

The Corrs

Hey, I know it has been awhile since you reviewed The Corrs and promoted it to WP:GA status. I've worked on your suggestions and expanded the article. Now, I've nominated it for WP:FA and I was wondering if you can review the article and voice your opinion here. Many thanks. σмgнgσмg(talk) 13:07, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Supported; good luck. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 22:58, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

The Crossword Award

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The Crossword Award,

in recognition of those 2 more AoE GAs.

TomasBat 01:35, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Lulz! Thanks heaps...very impressive :D dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 01:42, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Carrie Underwood discography

Hey, I really don't want to drag you into this, but I don't seem to have any choice. I've nominated this article for WP:FLC, and as a result, made drastic changes to the article to meet the criteria.

User:I7114080 was unhappy with the recent changes made with article had expressed his opinion on this page. I would like for you to read his concerns and voice your opinion, because I'm nearly on the verge of breaking point... As there is still some dispute over what the article should look like, do you reckon I should cancel the WP:FLC nomination and work with him together before re-nominating? Or should I get other users and have a concensus? Please help. Cheer

Eek...I'd rather not get overly involved. My advice, if you will, is to leave a note at WT:FLC...see if that does any good. I'm not sure how many people watch there. If nothing eventuates out of that, just let it go, keep talking to the user, and try and reach a compromise. If you can't, and if they're being dickish about it, you can move up the DR tree if you really want too...I'd rather not, but I'm a bit of a pacifist. :) Anyways, I don't think the current FLC has huge hopes unless someone points out to the other guy what's happening, and that they accept it. Good luck, dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 08:40, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Music of Final Fantasy IV GAN

I believe I have addressed all of your concerns with the article, and it's ready for you to take another look at. --PresN (talk) 18:07, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Moberly-Jourdain incident

Addressed your concerns. Majorly (talk) 20:45, 24 February 2008 (UTC)


  1. wikipedia-BRC Cannot send to channel. Bloody IRC! Is there a waffle-chat going on?

Stay Frosty, Dfrg_msc 09:32, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

You need to be voiced in that channel to speak, hence it being +m (Moderated Chat). — E talk 09:49, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
Hmm...trying to ping an op now. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 09:52, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Do0d, I've never seen you in IRC before, so I didn't know your nick to add you to the list. Drop a line on my talk page and I'll access you and level you for ops. LaraLove 14:03, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Re: Email

Yes, I'm still here, but Bigpond won't let me send emails out. I'm in Dubbo right now, I should be back into Brisbane tomorrow night. Email me if there's anything that particularly requires my attention, because I can receive email okay, I just can't send it. Lankiveil (speak to me) 11:40, 25 February 2008 (UTC).


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For being a damn good editor (an're excellent, actually!), and a great Wikipedian overall. :) Thank you for everything, Dihydrogen Monoxide. Acalamari 23:36, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the Barnstar, and you're welcome for the Barnstar I gave you. :) I've sent an E-mail, too. Acalamari 18:05, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar (Rudget)

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Dihydrogen Monoxide, well where do I start? There's a question. You've been an extraordinarily assistance to me over the past few months, and the recent RFA I underwent (okay, maybe not that recent!) really showed me the character that you so precisely epitomise. Your friendly indiviudality that sets you so apart from the rest of the community fulfills me with appropriate hope that one day you'll be becoming an administrator (not that you probably need it mind, demonstrated by the so many months of dedication you've put in) especially with tough resilliance you've displayed since the first couple of RFAs a couple of seasons ago, with me even opposing. Shocking really. You've become a true person who I have come to admire and respect at the same time which is like no other relation I have with another member of the community (jeez, this is starting to sound like a love letter) *Rudget dashes under a table*. But, yeah, well done. :) Rudget. 16:13, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
You should be a CU. Rudget. 17:02, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Re: Drizzt_Jamo

Haha I like you atitude, your hired :P DUDE! I've heard so much about Dihy/Giggy, the oh so famous! Nick talks about you like a hero at school! Well I appreciate the welcome! Are you actually in WP:BRC yet? I haven't seen a pic? Also What are you into then? Dire Straits and the Cricket team from Kenya!? HAHA Cheers! Drizzt Jamo 07:44, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

OK, here's the deal. I don't have a bathrobe. My mum has a pink fluffy one, but I've got dignity. :( So yeah, no photo just yet. Maybe one day.
You go to school with Nick? That must suck!
I'm not overly big on soccer, but I'm led to believe that QLD Roar are awesome. Music preferences can be guessed on the BRC forum, or all over my contribs :)
Cheers, dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 07:46, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
Ok, fine I'll make some shiz, and drag your name into the mud; something along the lines of Giggy is know to have over 30 confirmed sock-puppet accounts. That's and the Dihydrogen Monoxide joke just keeps working. "Shit! Don't touch that, it's Dihydrogen Monoxide!" Well, why doesn't your mum just join the BRC then? Stay Frosty! Dfrg_msc 07:55, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
My mum doesn't join your cabal because;
  1. She has standards, just like me.
  2. The internet is for porn.
And yes, I do have over 30 sockpuppets. Haven't you read my essay? dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 07:58, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
Ah yes! Powderfinger, nice choice! See I like just about anything, but Green Day and Rage Against The Machine have to be 2 of my favourites! Yes going to school with nick is well... interesting :P BUT QLD ROAR ARE CRAP!! GO THE MARINERS!!! haha Well Done Nick, I love the joke, it works? By the way Nick, if you read this, I joined the BRC website. I'm not going to post this again on your actualy talk page cause.... *mumbling* Cheers! Drizzt Jamo 08:11, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Attention everyone: Peer review, now! dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 08:14, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

IRC does'nt like me -

=== Dfrg_msc #wikipedia-BRC Cannot send to channel so cannot change nicks <Defrag> AHUAHHAGHA! === #wikipedia-BRC Cannot send to channel <Defrag> You fucking thing === #wikipedia-BRC Cannot send to channel

What's the problem? Not enough love? Dfrg_msc 08:21, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
Just pm'd you. Hopefully soon... dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 08:22, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
How do I get into Freenode?? Instructions? Cause the link on WP:BRC don't work. Cheers! Drizzt Jamo 09:06, 27 February 2008 (UTC) - when you're in, spam Riana (/msg Riana, or go on #wikipedia-en) and she'll get you into the BRC channel. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 09:09, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

re: Odyssey Number Five

I replied there. Thanks for all your hard work! --Laser brain (talk) 15:39, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Libris Mortis

Completed your requests, now awaiting more feedback. Your GAC work really is impressive. Either that, or you're watching me... J Milburn (talk) 19:43, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks very much. You know where I am if you need anything. J Milburn (talk) 18:07, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
Always welcome! dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 04:22, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Holden FAC

Hi, I've made an attempt to fix up your concerns for the Holden FAC. If you could strike out your comments, that would be great. OSX (talkcontributions) 07:27, 28 February 2008 (UTC)


Hello! I noticed you were replying to queries on User:E's talkpage while he is in hospital, so I decided to address this issue directly to you. I was wondering if you know how User:EBot IV updates the users' statuses (online or offline), I mean, based on what does it do that? Because as far as I see, the bot updates my last edits, but I never seem to be actually "online" according to it. So if you know based on what the bot changes the statuses, I'd be happy if you let me know :-)  ARTYOM  16:11, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

As far as I'm aware from the time I spent using StatusBot (which EBot IV is similar to), it works based on the time since your last edit. If it doesn't show you as online, chances are it's broken (file a bug report through instructions at User talk:E) or you're just not editing often enough! I think StatusBot said you were offline after 5 (or maybe 15?) minutes. Hope this helps! dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 04:22, 29 February 2008 (UTC)


All done with Tapeworm. Thanks a lot. Drewcifer (talk) 17:46, 28 February 2008 (UTC)


That isn't necessary, it's not just for admins. Justin(Gmail?)(u) 18:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Someone added me and tried to get me to block their opponents. Now they can get you guys :D dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 04:22, 29 February 2008 (UTC)


Had to concentrate on getting this ^%$^*##% mushroom thru FAC. WTF is my luck with mushrooms?! Casliber (talk · contribs) 18:59, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Oh come now, canvassing your FAC isn't gonna stop me from forcing you through RfB! dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 04:22, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Writing for the Signpost

Hello. You expressed interest in writing for the Wikipedia Sign?post (sorry for the delay in responding). I'm sending this message to everyone who commented, so if you have any questions I haven't answered, please feel free to ask me, and I'll try to respond to specific questions.

Essentially, what I'm looking for is writers who can step in and write on subjects that are newsworthy from week-to-week. The content of the stories obviously varies each week depending on what's happening; this is discussed below.

There are three major parts to writing an article:

  1. Choosing a topic
  2. Writing the article
  3. Submitting the article

Part 1: Choosing a topic

As said above, topics will vary from week-to-week. For this week, these particular issues may be newsworthy:

  • Bureaucratship candidacies — There are a lot of bureaucratship candidacies this week, for the first time in about six or seven months. I'm personally covering this one for next week, but this is a good example of what might be newsworthy.
  • Encyclopedia of Life — This encyclopedia of species has been getting some press, and relates somewhat to Wikimedia project Wikispecies.
  • Hidden categories — For those technically inclined, this is a new feature that has some interesting implications.

For more ideas, and for ideas in the future, check the tip-line -- there are usually some good ideas there.

Once you've decided on a topic, make sure to sign up for it in the newsroom, under "Special stories", so that users aren't duplicating each others' work (though multiple writers are certainly free to work together on a story).

Part 2: Writing the article

Now, you've decided on a topic and signed up for it. To write it, create a subpage in your userspace. For my story this week on the bureaucratship candidacies, for example, I'll create it at User:Ral315/Bureaucratship candidacies. The name isn't a big deal, of course -- I'll change it if necessary.

Formatting the story isn't important; for your first article, you should mainly focus on writing a good story, and I'll take care of the formatting when we publish. Try to write it in a newspaper-like tone, avoiding personal comments and opinions in favor of straight-forward facts. The size of an article varies based on what the story is, but a good minimum goal for most stories is two-to-three good paragraphs. Longer articles are even better, so long as they're well-written.

Part 3: Submitting the article

Now, all you have to do is post a link to the article in the newsroom, where you signed up for it earlier. That's it! You're done!

Again, if you have any questions at all, please contact me, and I'll try to respond as soon as possible.

Thanks for your interest in writing for the Signpost. Ral315 (talk) 03:08, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Regarding Dispatches

That sounds great. Dispatches is being handled by the featured content people, particularly SandyGeorgia. I suggest you talk to her, and review WP:FCDW, where the dispatches articles are being developed every week. Ral315 (talk) 04:17, 29 February 2008 (UTC)


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Hello, Giggy. You have new messages at Kakofonous's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Kakofonous (talk) 11:25, 29 February 2008 (UTC)


you're probably noticed I'm not on msn much any more. That's because I'm not at all, at least not with the handle I was using. It was sabotaged (amongst many other things that have been snowballing into mayhem). you should use my name one. It's <hiding> (crats , admins and the like, please leave this in here till alex has had a chance to see it. I don't care about my privacy on this e-mail account. ta). Thanks mate. BTW: Add me. I don't remember yours. --rm 'w avu 11:35, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Added. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 11:37, 29 February 2008 (UTC)