User talk:Giggy/Archive/July 2007

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My recent RfB

Thank you so much for your participation in my recent RfB. Though it closed with 72% support (below the required 90%), I'm still quite pleased at the outpouring of support shown by a fair percentage of the community.

I'm currently tabulating and calculating all opposing and neutral arguments to help me better address the community's concerns about my abilities as a bureaucrat. If you'd like, you can follow my progress (and/or provide additional suggestions) at User:EVula/admin/RfB notes. Thanks again! EVula // talk // // 04:34, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

GA review on hold

Hey, G1ggy. Thanks for your help so far on the Wild Arms (series) article, I've made several changes to the article since your GA review a few days ago and was wondering if you could pass or fail the article so the queue can be cleared up on the GA nominations page. If you need me to do anything else, let me know. Thanks. Nall 16:11, 3 July 2007 (UTC)


Hey G1ggy, just a question. Sorry for asking this question, however just wanted to know how do you delete an entry from Wikipedia. I know how to edit entries, but I forgot how to delete entries.

Sorry for asking this question to you, as I know there is someone else I can ask, however if you could answer this question I would greatly appreciate it.



Have you ever considered renaming your account to just Giggy? Giggy isn't taken yet, and the closest thing to it is Giggy4ever (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log). Just a suggestion, Sebi [talk] 07:22, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

Bad luck because G (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) is taken. Sebi [talk] 03:09, 8 July 2007 (UTC)


You opposed my RFB, citing a possible conflict of interest. I'm not sure if you're aware, but I've said that if made a bureaucrat, I will not write any stories on bureaucratic actions, and I've also agreed that if, for some reason, it was believed that I had used one power inappropriately with respect to the other, that I would resign my bureaucratic bit immediately. Ral315 » 06:04, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Help with the EAA article deletion -- not sure how to make my article less 'deletable'

You wrote about the Eating Addictions Anonymous article the following:

Delete Spammy, non notable article. - G1ggy Talk/Contribs 04:37, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

It was subsequently deleted. I was the creator of that article. I'm not clear what was the reason it was considered 'spammy'. Please help.

(I created it before I knew how to create a user id, so I guess it was anonymously created[?])

I would like to recreate an article that is less likely to be subject to deletion. Our organization is not commercial in nature. We are a NATIONAL organization - we are a not for profit that helps people with eating disorders. Yes we are small, but we're in no way different in our approach than Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous (on which we are based) -- both of which have articles. Many other small 12 step groups also have articles.

It was the intent to at some point expand the article with the assistance of other members, however, we thought it was both appropriate and helpful that we be listed in an informational resource such as Wikipedia.

If there is a minimum organizational size needed in order to qualify for listing, it seems that many articles that are on wikipedia should be deleted, yet they persist for years. Many seem trivial and silly.

I think that our organization - which is not trying to make any profit, but simply to be of service (we are patterned after AA and NA) is of vital importance. Yes we're small, but the thousands of letters we receive suggest that there is a strong need for what we do. We're not promoting a diet or any other fad -- we're trying to help some of the more than 50 percent of our country that is struggling with obesity help themselves recover.

I am unsure what we need to do to constitute 'notable' -- so please advise. Also advise if there is a number of urls that will flag an article as being spammy?

Leah Gold

Adoption Task 2

I'm ready for task 2. Lordevilvenom 15:08, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Adaption Task 2

Hey, I am not sure if you got my previous messages, but I am ready for the next adaption talk :) Z1720 20:09, 8 July 2007 (UTC)


User:G1ggy/ThanksArsenic99 18:00, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Adoption task 1

Hi I added some numbers and referenced them here: [1] Hope It's okay. Bali Talk 22:50, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Editor review

Sure, no problem. I'm busy in real life, and finding the ten minutes to focus on it might be difficult in the short term. If I still haven't done it a week from now, please remind me. :) Shalom Hello 01:02, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Editor review/G1ggy - I reviewed you. Shalom Hello 18:27, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Adaption Task 2

Here is the difference:

Here is the Warning: User talk:

AIV report

Information.svg Thank you for making a report at Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism. Reporting and removing vandalism is vital to the functioning of Wikipedia and all users are encouraged to revert, warn, and report vandalism. However, administrators generally only block users if they have received a recent final warning (one that mentions that the user may be blocked) and they have recently vandalized after that warning was given. The reported user has not yet been blocked because it appears this has not occurred yet. If this user continues to vandalize after their final warning, please report them to the AIV noticeboard again. Thank you. In this case, it's because the warnings were post-vandalism. Re-report if the vandalism continues. Thanks.--Chaser - T 05:47, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Right. Unless it's egregious (which you definitely should report) we usually don't block unless they vandalize at least once after a recent warning.--Chaser - T 05:52, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Maybe I'm just too jaded. This is my version of egregious [2].--Chaser - T 05:57, 9 July 2007 (UTC)


Ah, that first personal attack... no matter how many times it happens, you'll always remember your first. EVula // talk // // 06:10, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Heh, you noticed :P Thanks for that, I will cherish it always. Giggy UCP 06:11, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Sherif / Sheriff

Hey G1ggy, I reverted your edits on Sherif Ekramy as his name is absolutely Sherif and not Sheriff. Do you have a special reason for the edit? Knurftendans 06:50, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Hey no problem at all, thanks for explaining the way you edited the article to me. Cheers, Knurftendans 22:36, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you, dear Giggy! :)

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) - A Little Coaxing (1890).jpg

Smile a little, smile a little, all along the road;
Every life must have its burden, every heart its load.
Why sit down in gloom and darkness with your grief to sup?
As you drink Fate's bitter tonic, smile across the cup.

Smile upon the troubled pilgrims whom you pass and meet;
Frowns are thorns, and smiles are blossoms, oft for weary feet.
Do not make the way seem harder by a sullen face;
Smile a little, smile a little, brighten up the place.

Smile upon your undone labour; not for one who grieves
O'er his task waits wealth or glory; he who smiles achieves.
Though you meet with loss and sorrow in the passing years,
Smile a little, smile a little... even through your tears!

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Thank you so much for the beautiful gift, dear Giggy! :)
Seeing a familiar face, whose excellent work I've noticed and
I admire, has truly made my day. For that, it's only fair that
I return you the visit... with a little gift of my own! ;)
Have a beautiful day, friend!

09:26, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you

Hello, Giggy. Thank you for your kind words and the smile. Unfortunately, I believe my departure at this moment is necessary for me. I am tired and have had some personal losses in the last month. This, along with the unpleasant moments I point out at my talk page, have made me take this decision. I really need to rest for a couple of months. If I feel better then, maybe I'll come back. Happy editing! Yours sincerely, Eddie 13:12, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

New name?

Ooh, you're getting a new name. Fun! That means the name that I always end up typing in by accident will actually work now! Awesome! Good luck with the name change request... though it seriously looks like it's a no contest one. --HAL2008 talk Contributions 18:28, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Wow... yeah, I was looking at that. You haven't even gotten a clerk's note or anything like that. Oh well... hopefully it'll be done soon. I'll see you in a little while, I'll probably be able to come back by August. Honest to god... I'm grounded... so yeah. --HAL2008 talk Contributions 01:36, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

As some others may say: "W00T!". Congratulations on the new name, Giggy! --HAL2008 talk Contributions 03:44, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
Kudos to your new name! Sr13 05:35, 10 July 2007 (UTC)


Im ready for my next task as soon as your back. Thanks Willow177 19:49, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Adaption Task 3

Here is the difference: Z1720 21:51, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Doki Doki Majo Shinpan!

I didn't experiment with wikipedia! I took that information from a different language of wikipedia and I translated it. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Apologies, I've undone my reversion. Giggy UCP 05:13, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
Thx Sorry That I kinda exploded75.105.181.221

Captions for singles

Hi. About using captions for single covers in Lost and Running. If an image's subject is fairly obvious, the caption is not needed. I looked at WP:MOS and the sentence says, "Photos and other graphics always have captions, unless they are “self-captioning” (such as in reproductions of album or book covers)." I feel it is obvious that the image placed in the single infobox has to be the single's cover. About HTML issues, if there is no caption included or the image can't be, the infobox automatically adds a small statement that says - "'Lost and Running' cover". Reply to me what your opinion is. Thank you. RaNdOm26 10:09, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

NewPage Watcher

Try it now... Spartaz Humbug! 21:56, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

mailing list

see WP:ML Everything needed for life is in WWP somewhere :) (just 2 comments--the practice is apparently to not cite mailing list discussions here--only the other way round, & almost everyone uses real names) DGG (talk) 22:57, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

--anyway, the direct link to the list info is [3] where you will see the box to subscribe. As you will not, names are optional, & there are people who don't use any, or use their user name. All you have to give is a valid email address. You can get one to use only for the purpose. DGG (talk) 23:06, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

July 2007 GAC backlog elimination drive

A new elimination drive of the backlog at Wikipedia:Good article candidates will take place from the month of July through August 12, 2007. There are currently about 130 articles that need to be reviewed right now. If you are interested in helping with the drive, then please visit Wikipedia:Good article candidates backlog elimination drive and record the articles that you have reviewed. Awards will be given based on the number of reviews completed. Since the potential amount of reviewers may significantly increase, please make sure to add :{{GAReview}} underneath the article you are reviewing to ensure that only one person is reviewing each article. Additionally, the GA criteria may have been modified since your last review, so look over the criteria again to help you to determine if a candidate is GA-worthy. If you have any questions about this drive or the review process, leave a message on the drive's talk page. Please help to eradicate the backlog to cut down on the waiting time for articles to be reviewed.

You have received this message either due to your membership with WikiProject: Good Articles and/or your inclusion on the Wikipedia:Good article candidates/List of reviewers. --Nehrams2020 23:16, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

My RfB

Barrow's Goldeneye.jpg

Thank you, Giggy, for participating in my RfB, which ended unsuccessfully with a final tally of (80/22/3).
I shall continue to work on behalf of the community's interests and improve according to your suggestions.
Most sincere regards, Húsönd 23:47, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Obrigado, Giggy, por participares no meu RfB, que terminou sem sucesso com um resultado final de (80/22/3).
Continuarei a trabalhar em prol dos interesses da comunidade e a melhorar segundo vossas sugestões. Calorosos cumprimentos, Húsönd 23:47, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks • Obrigado • Gracias • Merci • Danke • Спасибо • Tack • Kiitos
Esker • Köszönöm • Takk • Grazie • Hvala • ありがとう • 謝謝 • 谢谢

Thank you particularly for the undeserved praise. :-) Húsönd goes bright red! Best regards, Húsönd 23:47, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Hey you stole my slugs!!! :-) Húsönd 00:10, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Help me

I am a newbie here, I only signed up 5 days ago. Before, I was I was sometimes vandalous, sometimes not. I have since reformed, and am now a registered user. I listed my first request for deletion, It's nice to know you're here. When I listed a proposed discussion on the RfD page, it only came out as "{{{test}} bibliotheque (Talk) 11:10, 11 July 2007 (UTC)" I do need help. bibliotheque (Talk) 11:10, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Your welcome

For me changing your userpage accordingly. – FPT 11:59, 11 July 2007 (UTC)



I have a quick question for you. I found an image [4] that has rationale for an article that does not exist and is in an article where the rationale is not included. I looked at the article it was in and it does not help improve the article in any fashion. Should I add a copyright tag and get the person to explain a rationale, nominate it for speedy deletion or nominate it for regular deletion?

Also, I included the history of my Adaption Task 3 above (but forgot to sign it :() so I added my sig and I am ready for the next task

Z1720 21:54, 11 July 2007 (UTC)


Victoria Cross for Australia

Thankyou for taking the time to review this article, i have now fixed the problems and replied to your comments on the talk page. Thankyou again Woodym555 22:58, 11 July 2007 (UTC)


Congratulations on your milestone. :-) When I get back home from vacation I'll make a new review of your contributions and might just feel tempted to write a nomination. :-) Best regards, Húsönd 23:15, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

User:G1ggy/ThanksBean23 22:09, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Vishwin's RFA

I reverted my vote only because the vote closed while I was editing, so I thought it best to remove my edit all together... This is actually the second time this happened to me in the last week, but I caught it this time. Hiberniantears 00:02, 11 July 2007 (UTC)


My bad, tried to make a small correction (varisty->varsity) and wound up deleting the whole section. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)


Hey Giggy, thanks for the Barnstar! Greatly appreciated. Slabba 02:35, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Andrew Lloyd Webber (Wikipedia article)

Hello and thank you for your message! I wasn't aware that I removed anything from the page, I apologise if this is the case - I actually intended only to modify one of my previous edits ("show within a show" changed to show-within-a-show) partly because there is a wikipedia article on "show-within-a-show" that enabled me to create a Hyperlink, and partly because I wasn't sure that it was really necessary to put this inside quotation marks. However, I think you were right to change this back as maybe the previous version looks more natural (and maybe more correct)

It's nice to know you're here

Actually, I wanted it nominated for deletion. I woulld like it relisted for deletion. Is the discussion still active? bibliotheque (Talk) 04:20, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Your close of Not Wikipedia Administrator's RfA

It should not have been closed under SNOW, since at the time it was split with 1/3 each way. No clear overwhelming trend was yet evident. Please reconsider. Kurt Weber 04:51, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

A joke? Can you read my mind? As a point of fact, I was perfectly serious. I realize that SNOW is not based on raw numbers but on the actual probability of something happening--but as early in the process as it was, with no overwhelming trend actually evident, it's awfully arrogant to claim that you can foresee the outcome with 100% accuracy. Kurt Weber 04:59, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

At the point in the process at which you chose to close it, there is no way you could have known that for sure. It doesn't hurt to wait until an overwhelming trend actually emerges. Kurt Weber 05:07, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

RfA SNOW Close

Hi, you just closed my RfA under WP:SNOW. I do understand that you might oppose my RfA, and you can certainly say so on the RfA if you wish. However, I am not too sure how WP:SNOW applies to an RfA with 1 support, 1 oppose, and 1 neutral. WP:SNOW is meant to be used for cases where there is practically no support-- not a case where there is 50% support! I respectfully ask that you allow our Wikipedian peers to decide the matter, whichever way it may go. Not Wikipedia Administrator 04:55, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

The RfA got closed while I had the edit box open and was deciding on how to vote. I do think SNOW would have applied. --健次(derumi)talk 04:59, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

In response to your e-mail:

Yes, yes I do have an MSN and a google talk. Unfortunately... I haven't been on them as of much, due to that whole grounded thing... which should be over in a few days. Either way, they are as follows: is the MSN is the Google. I responded to your e-mail here... I dunno... I guess because I read the e-mail before, but couldn't respond then, and I don't feel like going back into the thing. That, and now it's public info anyway, so I can just shove it on my userbox page. Oh, and no, my school allows no instant messengers. We... uh... just do it anyway, the firewall is pretty easy to get around. --HAL2008 talk Contributions 05:51, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

2RR Warning at Call of Duty 2

I've seen and acknowledged the warning. Please see User:Bean23#Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Video_games#What_does_.22only.22_mean.3F and Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Video_games#What_does_.22only.22_mean.3F regarding this issue. It's a user who refuses to acknowledge that Category:Single-platform software only applies to single systems, yet instead of going through talk channels and is instead going all One man army on it. Please see my list of contributions to see where else I've been revert warring on and if you could, clean this up. Thanks. - hahnchen 22:09, 12 July 2007 (UTC)


On Surpassing 4100 edits! Hug! Dfrg.msc 00:14, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Bloop bloop bloop!
Perhaps in about a month, I defiantly want to run again before the end of the year. I wonder how I'll go when ST47 can be opposed. By looking at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/ST47 5, I'm sure I'll get less support than I did last time. What madness! Thanks for your continued support mate.
When were you in Canberra? I was in Sydney the last few days (photographing the Kitty Hawk). It is cold here, in winter you can freeze to death, in summer be burnt by the heat and all year round become hopelessly lost on our many roundabouts. Horay! Where did you go what did you see? Cheers, Dfrg.msc 01:11, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
I wish you the best of luck and I'd be happy to Co-nom. Although RfA's seem to be based largely on chance these days, I don't doubt you odds. :) Dfrg.msc 08:58, 13 July 2007 (UTC)


Assuming good faith and death - wp australia categories do have have projects added as part of their usage - there is no - Wiki Project general practice policy/decision/declaration/ consensus that says otherwise about that that I have ever encountered - for friday 13h you shall have personally delivered - mister monty python boot with a stinking mass of cow pats in dessicated form and fly in all directions around your head space - and thats just a passing comment - have a very nice day - and take care when passing judgement on such issues. DEATH indeed its too good for you :) (vogons and poetry that one comes from). cheers etc SatuSuro 00:42, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Think of a john cleese half the current age flinging around in a circular manner a broken wooden chair with a fawlty style anger in a small room, screaming out Categories? who said we have categories in this project? and a small quivering manuel in japanese tainted false spanish accent yes and they have sub projects as well. Come out of under the rock and tag a thousand categories before bed time, just remember not that many sleeps before the last harry trotter to placate the anxiety. Cheers - being the 13th friday its sort of fitting to have all this here. SatuSuro 01:05, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Ah - a bit of bleep bleep bleep like that eh? → nah shall deny you the enjoyment for the moment SatuSuro 01:09, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Oh well at least you are not going to forget what category talk pages should have on them in a hurry :( SatuSuro 01:13, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Now now - reinstating archived items is interfering with others talk pages - bit cheeky and with some users the cow pat would be replaced with more sticky and less pleasant varieties of feces, to answer the question however - categories with tags can have the parent wiki project and sub projects indicated. Enough indeed, same to you SatuSuro 01:23, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Talk:Victoria Cross (Canada)

I have either removed or replaced the images you mentioned in the Good Article rating section. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 02:59, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

THE "+" IS GONE!!!

WHOAH! Look! The + is now "leave a comment". That's interesting... and that now means we have to update everything. The previous was a small tidbit of information, that serves no relevant purpose whatsoever BUT, on a more important note: I'll try to be on as the same times as you, but I'm eastern time in the states (GMT-4/5 (it depends)), and so we've got a big time difference. Though I'll try to figure something out regarding that. And yes... I am writing this at 5 AM local time... the first thing I did when we got in from driving 18 hours is check my wikipedia account... I believe I'm officially a Wikiholic now... oh well. -HAL2008 talk Contributions 09:16, 13 July 2007 (UTC)


... for the smile. :) I was just checking my messages on the way to the airport and it did brighten my day (the prospect of spending hours doing, well, nothing was getting just a bit on my nerves ;). P.S. I like your new username, by the way. Cheers S up? 10:23, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Your note

The code to make the copyright warnings go away? I'm so glad you like it! Thanks for the note, it was great to get. Peace, delldot talk 11:35, 13 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi again Giggy. Before leaving to the Algarve, I've made a quick review of your contributions. I think that you're almost ready for an RfA. But you need to increase your mainspace participation, and a little more involvement in admin-oriented tasks, particularly WP:AIV (WP:ANI and WP:RM could be useful too). WP:XFD is good though, keep it up. :-) I think that in less than a month you will be ready for an RfA, and I hereby offer to nominate you then. Best regards, Húsönd 01:41, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

I would be honored if you would be willing to nom me along with the Duck. I also want to conom you if you have no objections. By the way, check your email. --Tλε Rαnδom Eδιτor (ταlκ) 14:33, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

Cool, I just thought the nick name seemed appropriate. Cheers. --Tλε Rαnδom Eδιτor (ταlκ) 21:27, 15 July 2007 (UTC)


Hey Giggy, I'm looking to clone our effort on Powderfinger for my first love of music, Crowded House, by starting a WikiProject but I don't know crap about starting them up and was hoping you could give me a hand. If you aren't interested, that's fine, but just give me a yell to let me know either way! Thanks. --lincalinca 01:58, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

Just interrupting now to let you know that I'ev started and have created the main page and RDs. --lincalinca 02:15, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for hopping on board! I'm going to do the banner suggestion you made. I just uploaded a project image (which is now also on the mainspace cover of Crowded House in the infobox). As to being younger than Crowded House, I'm only 24 myself, only 6 weeks older than Liam Finn, however since a very young age I have been keenly interested in their music. When I first came to Wikipedia, i just asumed that the pages that were here are the ones that had to stay here, but have realised that their notability is greater than to simply have a few album pages, so I fingured I'd start working on it, but having finished creating all the single articles (which was entertaining, but very intense) I realise there's still much to be done for the whole project. Anyway, thansk for joining up. I'll get a banner together (though, customisation will probably be a little behind what I'll do until I get more people on board). If you can think of any users who've expressed an interest in this, please let them (or me) know. --lincalinca 02:45, 14 July 2007 (UTC)


Just to let you know, I've sent one. Acalamari 03:35, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

Heh, replied back. :) Acalamari 16:11, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

Monkey Gone to Heaven

I believe I've addressed your comments on Talk:Monkey Gone to Heaven. Thanks for the quick review! CloudNine 09:55, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

Spertus Institute

Hi. thanks for your note. Please check the talk page as I try to demonstrate notability. Let me know what you think, at your earliest convenience. Thanks. HG | Talk 06:45, 15 July 2007 (UTC) p.s. I'll be off line for 2 days, so please wait until Tues pm CST before deleting. Thanks. HG | Talk 07:22, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Take a look at this

The Corruptor (Age of Mythology)......? Are you thinking what I'm thinking?--Clyde (talk) 14:48, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

AoM:TT as spam in the external links. Since it was an internal link, I figured it was added as spam and it caught my eye.--Clyde (talk) 22:15, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

ENewsBot request

Yeah, why not. Submit a request at User:ENewsBot/Requests and I can do it through the request system for you. — E talkbots 23:09, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Your ENewsBot request has been  Approved. The bot will deliver August's newsletter on the last day of July, and so on (if that is correct). Bot will be looking for source location on the day of delivery, and if it doesn't look completed, it will be skipped until further notification by the contact (in this case, yourself). Thank you for choosing ENewsBot! — E talkbots 23:40, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
Oh, sorry. I did think that, but your wording on the request seems to mean the next month delivered this month. I'll fix that and change the bot now. — E talkbots 23:43, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
Yes, it uses AWB, but I create a XML code so it can read and perform the tasks in bot methods. — E talkbots 23:58, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
Sure, when I get the code finished, I'll give it a run. — E talkbots 00:01, 16 July 2007 (UTC)


Alright... I'm adopting now, so you're my go to guy... when the adoptee's go to guy gets confused, right? Oh yeah, and I now officially have Ubuntu Linux, it's awesome. --HAL2008TK CT 23:37, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Stephan Schulz RfA

Regarding your concerns which led you to oppose: Two users have replied at length to Theblog's comment, which you may be interested in [5]. —AldeBaer (c) 00:31, 16 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi Giggy! I've blocked one of your adoptees for three hours due to distruptive behaviour. Can you please, possibly, be able to get in touch with him to settle this. I'm afraid he hasn't cooled down and he has put a second unblock request up. Thanks! --????? 00:40, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Re: Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume

Um, how am I supposed to source a visual novel? I can't use templates like {{cite book}} since the visual novel has no page numbers, though the chapters are all named. All that is in the story section comes straight out of the visual novel story, so it cannot be properly sourced. And I don't see what's wrong with the character section. Since there are only four characters in the entire game that actually mean anything. And what was this about an anime? Planetarian never had one.-- 02:33, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

I have no idea what you're talking about; how would the character section be considered listcruft? You were the one that passed Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru with not only less references than Planetarian, but also with many more characters, albeit there was less on the descriptions due to a main character article. And I'm not sure you understand; Planetarian is not a book, it's a computer game. I assure you, I've searched for reviews on this game, but most are not reliable sources, or just non-notable sources. Amazon wouldn't have anything on this game in terms of reviews as it's Japanese-exclusive, and Japanese customer reviews are useless anyway. I do agree with some of the other unsourced statements, but sourcing parts of the story just cannot be done.-- 02:43, 16 July 2007 (UTC)


Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For creating WikiProject Powderfinger, your active participation at WP:RFA, WP:AFD, and WikiProject Good articles, and for helping newcomers with User:Giggy/Adopt, I award you the Tireless Contributor Barnstar. Happy editing! --Boricuaeddie hábleme 03:27, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

I'm glad you'll soon request adminship. I'm sure you'll make a great admin! Also, can I be your Wikifriend? :-) --Boricuaeddie hábleme 03:27, 16 July 2007 (UTC)


That was a bot malfunction as AWB seems to be playing up on me at the moment. I'm on my old computer (running Windows 98) today, but I usually use XP to send out the newsletters. I'll try it on there when I get time. — E talkbots 03:38, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Welcome to VandalProof!

Thank you for your interest in VandalProof, Giggy! You have now been added to the list of authorized users, so if you haven't already, simply download and install VandalProof from our main page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any other moderator, or you can post a message on the discussion page. Daniel 04:13, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Stephan Schulz

Hi. Re your vote on Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Stephan Schulz - you're welcome to your opinion (of course) but I hope you're not taking tB's views into account too strongly: note that his views on BLP have lead to a 3RR block as the reviewing admin did not agree that it was a BLP issue [6] William M. Connolley 11:25, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for reviewing this William M. Connolley 22:35, 16 July 2007 (UTC)


User:Giggy/ThanksC0nanPayne 16:12, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Adoption Task 5


ST47 looks like he will make a fine admin. Willow177 17:40, 16 July 2007 (UTC)


I was about to add you to my wikifriend list, and then thought I would ask you. Do you want to be wikifriends? --Tλε Rαnδom Eδιτor (ταlκ) 18:24, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Hey Giggy Dream Days at the Hotel Existence made GA. The Rambling Man promoted it. --Tλε Rαnδom Eδιτor (ταlκ) 18:53, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
You will be on my list soon. --Tλε Rαnδom Eδιτor (ταlκ) 22:39, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
As you said in the ES, you beat me to it. --Tλε Rαnδom Eδιτor (ταlκ) 22:42, 17 July 2007 (UTC)


Hello. I saw you have created a newsletter for your WikiProject. If you want, you can add the newsletter to Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Newsletters so people can read it and use it to create one thenselves. Happy editing! --Boricuaeddie hábleme 21:10, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

My RfA

Thank you for your support in my successful RfA. I appreciate the trust you and the WP community has in me. Carlossuarez46 21:28, 16 July 2007 (UTC)


I fixed the stuff you told me to. Also, read my note at the bottom of the talk page that you should do. Xihix 00:22, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the support on the FAC man, it means a lot to me. Xihix 01:18, 20 July 2007 (UTC)



For For doing what seems like anything and everything a normal user can do on Wikipedia, while in the International Baccalaureate program, and doing like 8 other things. Therefore, I hereby award Giggy/Archive with the “Cool Award.” --HAL2008TK CT 04:15, 17 July 2007 (UTC)


Take a look Here. --Chris g 10:24, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

You've got mail

Hey Pedro, I emailed you. Just thought you might like to know ;) Giggy UCP 22:07, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

When my server finally sends it I'll read it !!!! Pedro |  Chat  22:14, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
Replied to sir! As I said in it, I must buy a domin name for wiki emails!!! Pedro |  Chat  22:29, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
Nah - got to be more classy - will email you something. Pedro |  Chat  22:32, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
True! Got to hit the wooden stairs mate - speak soon - have added you (as a mobile device ?!?) on MSN. Pedro |  Chat  22:41, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

GA nomination of Rapture (Bradley Joseph album)

Hi Giggy. Thank you for reviewing this, must be a world record -- GA nom to review in under 8 minutes. Actually, I don't believe length is included in the criteria for Good articles, but rather dependent on quality. It is not very long, but does cover every aspect from all sources available. Any suggestions for improvement to prose would be welcome, but there is nothing more I can add to it. Cricket02 22:48, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Adaption Task 4

Sorry this took so long. Real life got in the way ;)

Z1720 06:27, 18 July 2007 (UTC)


Let me give a couple grunge work things. Check to make sure that all passive voice is active voice ("the person is fighting" becomes "the person fights" etc.) Check reference 1, make sure all sources have a publishing year (even if it's the copyright date of last updated) look for publisher and work (I.E. work=Gamespot|publisher=CNET), remove the extraneous bold text in gameplay, if there is anything worth while in the audio department go ahead, and of course add more if possible to development and gameplay. For a game this popular, it would be nice for reception and development to be as developed as gameplay, possibly add a box of review scores like in some other RTS FA games. Another good spot that takes a while to read but is worth it is User:Tony1/How to satisfy Criterion 1a if you haven't already. Prose can always be sharper and crisper, and you must put some time into the prose or it will be ripped to pieces at FAC.

As a word to the wise, I don't think you've ever been an FAC nom, so you might want to prepare yourself. You may be lucky and it will pass with few problems, but people have been known to be...brutal. Take it in stride, and keep working. If I think of more specific stuff, I'll let you know.-Clyde (talk) 19:52, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

UCL 3rd Qualifying Round

The reason i think it fits the criteria is not because it is unedited in a while, it is also unfinished Chaza93 20:17, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

I saw that...

I think it's obvious you're due for an RfA soon... I don't think it's canvassing. BTW, I'm sending you an e-mail. Evilclown93 22:16, 18 July 2007 (UTC)


We're starting to feel a bit abandoned at Talk:Lewis Mumford. =)Yeago 22:24, 18 July 2007 (UTC) moved from User talk:G1ggy, 22:27, 18 July 2007 (UTC)


Sorry. Didn't mean to bend your gender. With two pronouns to pick from, I don't always get it right. Take care — Gosgood 22:49, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Transformation playing card - GA

Feel free to make any improvements that you can. I'll upload an image of a card from The Key to the Kingdom tomorrow. I left it out because I'm still getting familiar with the fair use policy and decided to stick with public domain images at first.

Oh, and thanks for taking the time to review the article. I appreciate it. -Chunky Rice 02:49, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Okay, I've added that image to the article. Please have a look and let me know if you can think of any other ways to improve it. I'd also appreciate it if you reviewed my fair use rationale and licence here [8]. Thanks for all your help. -Chunky Rice 17:38, 19 July 2007 (UTC)


I haven't been able to get Speedy-er or twinkle to work in my monobook. I am not sure if its the programs or my own stupidity :P And I did forget to hand out a warning on their talk page about the CSD. Sorry! :( However, I am ready for task 5 Z1720 02:56, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

ENewsBot enquiry

Trials for your query were ran here. If this is what you want, please let me know. Thanks! — E talkbots 06:33, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Re: User:XAndreWx

Your adoptee User:XAndreWx, who recently had a 3RR block on him by User:IrishGuy, and subsequently had it removed by User:Evilclown93 (also known as User:Maxim) who removed the block on your request has gone on to follow the exact same pattarn of behaviour - at least six times since he was unblocked.

I have raised another WP:3RR over here User:XAndreWx reported by User:Sprigot

Furthermore I believe that he has also resorted to sock puppeteering - and have raised a sock puppet notification over here Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets/XAndreWx‎

I look forward to your response regarding the flagrant attitude of your adoptee since his original block for 3RR.

Sprigot 10:00, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Your response here: 22:02, 19 July 2007 (Sprigot 22:17, 19 July 2007 (UTC))
My response (apologies and thanks) here: 22:13, 19 July 2007 (Sprigot 22:17, 19 July 2007 (UTC))

Call of Duty 2

Hey dude, I've put in on hold, there are a few comments on the talk page which you could probably knock off in no time. I'm pretty stringent at MOS stuff, so if you think it's harsh, it probably is! Let me know when you want a re-review... Cheers! The Rambling Man 16:49, 19 July 2007 (UTC)


Joking! :)

0mGz h0w 1z iT p055iBl3 d4t u C4N 3D1T m1 PgGgg?!??!!?!!111!1?!?!?! u R M3NT 2 b bL0k3d!!!1 Y, j1mb0!!!11 YYYYYYYYYYY!!!!Sebi [talk] 22:27, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
1) I don't feel ready yet, and 2) never! :) Sebi [talk] 23:36, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
*giggle* I watchlisted it ages ago ;) Sebi [talk] 00:53, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
Stop hand nuvola.svg Post all messages for Giggy on his talk page, and not this page!
Giggy was recently usurped from Giggy to Giggy, and this talk page redirects to his new talk page. Help Giggy by posting all queries at his new talk page.
*giggle*! ;) Sebi [talk] 02:12, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Re: User:XAndreWx

Your adoptee User:XAndreWx, who recently had a 3RR block on him by User:IrishGuy, and subsequently had it removed by User:Evilclown93 (also known as User:Maxim) who removed the block on your request has gone on to follow the exact same pattarn of behaviour - at least six times since he was unblocked.

I have raised another WP:3RR over here User:XAndreWx reported by User:Sprigot

Furthermore I believe that he has also resorted to sock puppeteering - and have raised a sock puppet notification over here Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets/XAndreWx‎

I look forward to your response regarding the flagrant attitude of your adoptee since his original block for 3RR. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sprigot (talkcontribs).

I got your message.....

I got your message and I'll fix the things that were messed up.

p.s. Did you visit my userpage? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Soad liker (talkcontribs).

I can see the thing that says "talk page" in your user talk page. But when ever I click on that, it's takes me straight to my messages.

So, so far, I can only send messages. I'm still getting a few things here, ok?

Soad liker 02:01, 20 July 2007 (UTC)Soad liker


What do you mean? Soad liker 03:59, 20 July 2007 (UTC)


Sorry for those messages.....

Beau Long page- marked for deletion

Good day,

I'm writing you to ask why Beau Long's page was marked for deletion when many exist within the same criteria with no worries. Michael White page for example.. his bandmate IS the Nuthin Sacred indie label and run out of their apartment. He's done extensive editing to his own page and it's there purely for self promotion as well as the rest of the Mojo Rib stuff. There are many other examples that fill the Wiki site. We helped shape an era of the LA scene in the 80's and should be considered legitimate entries. Especially considering the amount of "bedroom only" musicians that are on the site.

Thank you

Page was edited to reflect discriminatory remarks that didn't read the way they were intended. It was meant to show that no matter if a player/group/label was "notorious" or not, they were/are important to a time period past and/or present. It was erased because the wording did not show the true intentions of the post and may have been misconstrued as an attack on the player and band mentioned. That was not the intention at all and also why it was edited.

Thank you-

Yes, I have been away:

Sorry! I really wouldn't have thought that I'd not get the chance to edit... but my grandmother in London doesn't have a high speed connection, and for whatever reason her internet is excruciatingly slow, so I'm going to be avoiding editing... also, this UK keyboard is a lot different... only because they insisted on putting the £ where the # was, and for WHATEVER reason putting ¬ where ~ is supposed to go... therefore adding several extra keys across the keyboard, so while... nevermind, ranting. Anyway, so now that I've got this down pat, I'll probably avoid heavy editing, and slap up a semi-wikibreak on my page... mostly because it's so slow, it's useless to try to do anything. On an up-side note, the new underground system is amazing... well, at least until the company doing the renovations to the underground "mysteriously ran out of money". (why in god's name is the " on the "2" button?! And | is next to z?! ----HAL2008TK CT 10:14, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Also, would you be a good person and help me out. User talk:Choymunkeetdarren has got me stumped... I want to help the guy out, but without any way to prove that he's actually the person whom he claims to be, I can't go and contact the administrators on his behalf... I honestly think he should do it himself... but I dunno. You don't have to step in, but I'm clueless here... See diff --HAL2008TK CT 10:41, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

My RfA

Thank you for participating in My RfA which closed successfully. I am honored and truly more than a little humbled by the support of so many members of the community. It's more than a bit of a lift to see comments on my behalf by so many people that I respect. I'll do my best to not disappoint you or the community.

- Philippe | Talk 20:11, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

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 DoneGiggy UCP 02:31, 28 July 2007 (UTC)


Thankyou so much. I really appreciate it. Do you think there is anything else this page requires to be a better page? If so please let me know or make appropriate changes. Thanks again

Adding Categories

Also how can I add categories to the bottom of my page? I would like to add this:

Categories: Biography articles of living people | Musicians work group articles | Stub-Class biography (musicians) articles | Low-priority biography (musicians) articles | Stub-Class biography articles

As in the discussion tab

Hey Dood

Did you mean conflict of interest where you typed copyvio? Did your fingers outrun your brain :) That happens to me. Is your name with a hard or soft 'G'? the_undertow talk 03:40, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Biased, eh? Well, I have 11 more tattoos to speak of. Add my shaved head and proclivity to smoke and drink and you would not be the first to be a bit biased. But if it is of any comfort, I also am an accountant, collect depression era glass, and my favorite show is As the World Turns. When you figure that out, let me know, because I have no idea :) the_undertow talk 08:54, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

How Can I Adopt And Tell Me Witch I Need To Adopt

I Need One So I Want To Ask You Please. Love Casey19 Plus Send Me A Message.

Are you wanting to be adopted? If you are, I'm willing to adopt you. JONJONBT talkhomemade userboxes 17:32, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Lewis Mumford

FYI, I added a comment at Talk:Lewis Mumford#4. Thanks for stepping in! RossPatterson 20:59, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Deletion Review: Pataphor

I hope you'll leave your opinion on the matter, if you think it should remain. Thanks, jchristie7

My RFA noms

Re:this comment - I knew it had been a while, so I went back and checked. The last RFA nom I made was Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Wereon, in March of 2005. Prior to that, I nominated Mark Ryan (user:Mark) in 2004, before we used the Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/username nomination style. I knew it had been a while, but I didn't realize it had been quite so long. Raul654 02:04, 23 July 2007 (UTC)


It wasn't my intention to "spam" you. I was just trying to rally support for what I felt was -- and still feel is -- a good page, and it seemed expeditious to ask for help using a cut and paste. And I took offense that the Admin in question did not seem particularly knowledgable. Not that I am perfect myself, obviously. But I work hard for what I believe in, and it is difficult in a system where it is so easy to delete someone's hard work. The pages in question have been happily here for 2 years, and people have liked them, as witnessed by the plethora of growing artwork and poetry surrounding the concept, including its use as a critical tool in the press. Thanks and best -jc


Barnstar of Diligence

Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
For always being around, with a great mood and open mind. I can easily trust that a decision or edit by you is worthwhile and always good! Jmlk17 04:13, 23 July 2007 (UTC)


Hey Giggy, thanks for the BS! Not quite sure how all of my reviews have been surreal, but I like the barnstar enormously. Hurrah! The Rambling Man 07:12, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

I'm brickin' it... ! The Rambling Man 08:25, 23 July 2007 (UTC)
Go for it. As Lundgren said, "If he dies... he dies." The Rambling Man 08:28, 23 July 2007 (UTC)
Just like Chuck Norris, I sleep with at least one eye open. Besides, it's 9.30am in my universe so sleep (at my desk, at work) would be highly inappropriate... The Rambling Man 08:30, 23 July 2007 (UTC)
Okay, indeed, Australia rules. Which part? Now you go to bed young man. The Rambling Man 08:34, 23 July 2007 (UTC)
Aha, Brisi, fine. I managed to avoid it altogether on my two jaunts over to your big island. I haven't commenced my next surreal review but intend to do so shortly. Keep your eyes peeled. The Rambling Man 09:01, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Deletion of account: Darren Choy Mun Keet

Hi Giggy, can you assist me with the deletion of my hacked account as I am afraid that people would mistake me for the imposter, thanks.

I would just be happy if the user page of the hacked account is blanked, thanks.

Sock puppet - 'moi' ? Never... I'm taking all of this with a 'pinch of salt'

My response to your accusation of being a Sock Puppet of TharkunColl is here at the associated suspected sock puppet page.

Here's my response in full though...

A Sprigot responds...
I'm Sprigot and I find it insulting that you think I'm TharkunColl - is it inconcievable that a long term Wikipeida 'user' as in reader would pick up a fair amount ? I've been reading the Second city of the United Kingdom article for the last few weeks - and frankly Giggy the behaviour of your adoptee XAndreWx has been not just rude - but down right disgusting - he constantly lies - especially about "not being aware" of Wikipedia rules he's already been told of (and broken - proof here) - frankly it makes my blood boil the way he was behaving - and that's why when I found the multiple transgressions (3RR and Sock Puppeteering) I very easily figured out that everything on here has a 'WP:' - basically 'cause all of you talk in acronyms and you have to look it up to figure out what you're talking about (and remember the 3P's - Process, Process, Process).
As to refruting the claim then here goes:
  • Can someone check mine and Tharkuncoll's IP addresses please ? I assume that they are different.
  • Would anyone like to read my work - of which there is plenty on my Talk Page, I find it is substantially different in content, tone, and metre - metre is the hardest to fake because people 'slip' back into the 'way they talk / write' very easily.
  • My spelling is awful - and I couldn't give either - I suspect Tharkuncoll's spelling is better than mine, and that he could (give that is)
  • Repeated words and phrases - most people use repeated words or phrases in there languages - look at this reponse and compare it to my other texts and then to Tharkuncolls - you'll see there is a lot of repeated use of words and phrases in my text which are not in Tharkuncoll's
  • I suspect I've made edits which Tharkuncoll disagrees with - someone mentioned my addition of Birmingham to the list of large Irish immigrant population would be against Tharkuncoll's judgement on the English people article. My ancestory is Irish (as well as Lancastrian and also from Birmingham - see more on my Talk Page). Birmingham has a large Irish population - although as most have been here for 40 / 50 years so they have married into the indigenous population (like my family) - so it's all a bit blurred - but Birmingham has a very inclusive and vibrant St. Patrick's Day parade, a large Irish quarter (Digbeth), and even an Irish Mayor.
  • Happy to talk to you or an administrator via Telephonic Communication.
  • Happy to meet XAndreWx in his home town of Manchester - I'm there about once a week for work (not a threat - please don't mis-construe it as one).
  • GoodDay's point above is valid, don't you think ? "If TharkunColl and Sprigot can make edits at the same time. That may end the sockpuppet speculation. GoodDay 23:23, 22 July 2007 (UTC)"
  • Any other means of proving that I'm real I'd be happy to discuss (although blood samples are out - I'm not keen on needles, lol). I've never been accused of being purely 'virtual' before - and find the experience quite strange - but amusing too.
Finally I'd like to add - isn't this a case of sour grapes ? I mean your very anxious to defend XAndreWx aren't you ? It's not my fault that your adoptee is a foolish liar (apart from the evidence above how about here too- at the bottom of the page). Ammusingly he blames his multiple transgression of the 3RR rule (XAndreWx specific) on you over here on the page investigating his suspected Sock Puppeteering (the evidence I raised against him is substantially better than than the evidence you've raised against Tharkuncoll too).
In our conversation over here you say that "As I said to Maxim, I haven't spoken to Andrew in several weeks now, and am not fully responsible for his behaviour. I have attempted to contact him, but to no avail...I will try again. In regards to 3RR, I fully agree with you that this behaviour should be stopped, so I would ask that you don't draw me into your 3RR and sockpuppet reports and make it seem as if I'm on his side. I'm not. I'm an external party who is currently removing the adoptee template from his userpage since that's clearly over. I'll try to talk to him again, but you can't expect me to control his behaviour fully, as it isn't possible. Giggy UCP 22:02, 19 July 2007 (UTC)". Yet when Maxim unblocks XAndreWx's initial 3RR over here (bottom of the page) Maxim says "Giggy has asked me to remove it, and I trust you've cooled off by now." - if you hadn't spoken to XAndreWx then why did you talk to Maxim about 'letting him off' his initial 3RR ?
I see that according to your sentance above "XAndreWx (user in question, who has asked me to step in and help here)" shows that XAndreWx has been in touch with you since you removed him as a adoptee (I hope in the words of Maxim he has "cooled off" by now too), and this accusation of Sock Puppeteering against Tharkuncoll very much goes against your previous statement of "In regards to 3RR, I fully agree with you that this behaviour should be stopped, so I would ask that you don't draw me into your 3RR and sockpuppet reports and make it seem as if I'm on his side. I'm not." and your asseration that you are not on XAndreWx's 'side' (I think you'll find that 'it's hard to defend the indefensible').
What has been heartening about this has been all the messages of support to Tharkuncoll on this page and his Talk Page - support that was not in evidence in XAndreWx's Sock Puppeetering case I may add - thanks to everyone for there support!
Giggy - when this has been fully refruted - I'm expecting a full apology from you - otherwise your going to look very silly over all of this...
All the best to all - especially Giggy. Sprigot 09:10, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure I like the idea of Tharkuncoll wearing me like a 'sock' what so ever - I've never even met the man... Sprigot 09:42, 23 July 2007 (UTC)


From the one who is truly surreal. Good morning. Watcha think of my new signature. Much less show than my last one. --Tλε Rαnδom Eδιτor (ταlκ) 14:39, 23 July 2007 (UTC)


1. Though I have had the unfortunate experience of realizing that Belkin wireless adapters will not work on my grandmother's computer due to the fact that it's running windows me (not that it makes a bloody difference in my opinion), I am getting her a Netgear one, which does work on Windows ME tomorrow, and that should allow me to use high speed internet. I'll tell you more on that later. Anyway, so other than the phrase "This train terminates at: Kennington, via Charing Cross" stuck in my head from the undergrounds, you probably don't have to keep an eye on any of my stuff for much longer... (also, what's up with the edits to Jensen Beach High School insulting you and such, check the history if you haven't heard) Cheers! ----HAL2008TK CT 19:57, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

CLARIFICATION: For clarification purposes, certain words, phrases, etc. have been bolded, and turned red in the above statement to assist in proving the point in this statement. It would have been easier to copy and paste, but far less fun. To clarify: MY GRANDMOTHER'S COMPUTER, not mine. Mine runs linux! It's... just not here due to the darned 110v/220v differences between the US and Europe.


Haha, yeah I realized that after the fact. I added references to VH1's Behind the Music to the areas I remembered it including. I also put in some stuff from the band's biography at All Music Guide, and some other magazine articles as well to be more factually accurate. Fixed "Blood Sugar Sex Magik marked guitarist John Frusciante's second album with the Chili Peppers; he, however, departed mid-tour due to the growing success and popularity it was receiving." in the lead, and removed the unsourced statement "Blood Sugar Sex Magik is often considered to be an influential and defining album on the 1990's." I was in the process of referencing the album chart positions when you posted the review, and I recently added a source for the Singles chart (covers all). If anything else still seems wrong, just contact me. Regards, NSR77 TC 00:02, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

That's usually the first image I check to see if it has the proper Fair Use, but this article was in such bad shape I apparently forgot. Again. :) Done, now. NSR77 TC 00:12, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
Oh, and good luck with the Age of Mythology FAC. NSR77 TC 00:22, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
I'd love to take a look at it tomorrow (seeing as I'm pretty lazy after rewriting BSSM, and FA nitpicks aren't on my Top 10 at the moment). But, really, it's a great start from what I can see after a quick read. Regards, NSR77 TC 01:35, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

GA nomination of Renewable energy commercialization in Australia

The article Renewable energy commercialization in Australia you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold.Symbol wait.svg It hasn't failed because it's basically a good article, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within seven days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Renewable energy commercialization in Australia for things needed to be addressed. Giggy UCP 06:44, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi Giggy, and thanks for reviewing. I have expanded the Solar photovoltaic section and the Public opinion section, and expanded the lead. How does the article look now? -- Johnfos 03:50, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

GA nomination of Elvis Presley

See my critical remarks on the Talk:Elvis Presley page. Onefortyone 05:42, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Is it really a "good" article?

1. Well written?: YesYG
2. Factually accurate?: No. It partly includes wrong information.
3. Broad in coverage?: No. Sections on Elvis's manager, the Memphis Mafia etc. are missing.
4. Neutral point of view?: No. Still too fan-oriented. Critical sections have been removed.
5. Article stability? YesY
6. Images?: ???

RE: Chris G Bot

I've just got to iron out some bugs, but the school holidays have ended here so I'm not going to get as much time to work on it, I might be able to do some work later tonight but I've go some homework to do and flute practice. --Chris g 09:59, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

You reverted an edit made to something or other, realise this is the IP for about 200 corporate users, so any messages, bans, whatever you enact will likely targetted toward the wrong person. As a result, please don't bother.

Ross Noble

TRM did the first GA review, which he failed. The article was re-nominated two days later. NSR77 TC 00:09, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

 :) NSR77 TC 00:11, 25 July 2007 (UTC)


I'm going to need you to be a bit more specific. You wanted citations in two places, but you didn't say what you thought needed citations.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 00:33, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for reviewing, and passing the article into GA status.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 00:11, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

I'm back...

Ahem. Giggy, I ward ye this Strive banner. For Striving to be civil and hard-working.

Wow, it's while since I handed one of those out, and not just for not wearing pants (BudgieKiller gave me pictures), but for being an overall great Wikipedian. The nicest thing about the coast was the trip, which was pretty spectacular, so much so I made a video of the descent. The best weather coming down the mountain, however, it did not hold up, and the rest was cold, rainy and windy. Cheers, Dfrg.msc 10:23, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Take the reigns...

hey mate, I'm going away for a few days. On Saturday, can you change the "contribution of the week" on WP:ENZ from References and such to Time on Earth? Thanks! --lincalinca 10:28, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Calliopejen1

As I noted at the RFA page, I've turned on my edit summary prompter so I should be better from here on out. :) Calliopejen1 12:15, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

AfD attention request

Not sure if this is out of order, but there's a somewhat contentions AfD (here) that has received little outside attention. Since the AfD was initiated, a number of single purpose accounts (likely sockpuppets) have started editing (and discussing on the talk page) the article; not !voting, fortunately. In any case, I wanted to see if some AfD regulars could stop by and weigh in. I'm not looking to sway !votes here—I haven't targeted deletionists; I'm asking editors that seem to !vote a lot on music-related AfDs. No reply is necessary but your opinion is valued. Pr 2.0 13:33, 25 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi Giggy, thanks for the kind words on my RFA. It's going well, I'm keeping my fingers crossed! --AW 17:47, 25 July 2007 (UTC)


See your e-mail. Thanks, --(Review Me) R ParlateContribs@ (Let's Go Yankees!) 23:50, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Can you send a blank reply to the e-mail for me (with the original text). Another user wants to know, and I don't feel like writing it again :). --(Review Me) R ParlateContribs@ (Let's Go Yankees!) 00:23, 26 July 2007 (UTC)


Thanks! It's really unfair to have to start school so early, IMO. We once tried to star classes at the same time as the U.S. (September), but it was a catastrophe. Fortunately, my last day of school is May 18 :-) I don't mind going back to school, though. I miss being close to Saint Ignatius of Loyola (I'm educated by Jesuits). Happy editing! --Boricuaeddie 02:39, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Why? --Boricuaeddie 02:43, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
I envy you :-) Sorry I took so long to reply. When I left you the last message above, it was almost midnight in Puerto Rico. --Boricuaeddie 15:50, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Unusual Adoption Request

Hi! Im an English teacher in Toluca Mexico (west of Mexico City). My Advanced B classes will be contributing to Wikipedia as the focus of their English course for Fall 2007. I am looking for people who would like to mentor my students (who will be working in groups) as they do the following assignments: Edit and article (adding a citation), writing a stub with a citation, translating an English language article for Spanish Wikipedia and for the final project, writing a full article for English Wiki (they can expand on the stub mentioned previously). What I would like to do is put a list of "mentors/adopters" on my talk page as a kind of short cut for my students, who have limited time to get things done. The semester begings Aug 6, but the real Wikipedia work wont begin until the beginning of Sept. If you would like to add your name to my list, please go to my talk page and add it there, perhaps with a short introduction, if you like.

Thank you!

Thelmadatter 20:05, 26 July 2007 (UTC)Thelmadatter


Cheers my man! Like I said, September time (let three months go past). I notice Husond has also approached you - let me know when you're going for it! Pedro |  Chat  07:04, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Good man. You've got one off the blocks anyhow! I'll put it on my watch list prior to creation so I can see when it gets going. Pedro |  Chat  07:11, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
:) Sorry mate! I'm at work today (and work laptop doesn't let me have MSN - darn that firewall!) Pedro |  Chat  07:18, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Nah, It's 8 am (well 8.30) - don't forget we're on summer time over here not that we've had a summer!!! (and I live about 30 miles away from one of the heaviest flooded areas - joy). Alas our firewall blocks almost all web based e-mail. I've found a work around so I can check my main account but that's it sadly. Pedro |  Chat  07:31, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

IRC cloak request

I am Giggy on freenode and I would like the cloak wikimedia/Giggy. Thanks. --Giggy UCP 07:14, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Steve Steen

Hi, you reported (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log) to AIV but I don't think that this is vandalism (which you issued a final warning for). Unless I'm missing something? James086Talk | Email 08:17, 27 July 2007 (UTC)


This is perfect. Take a look at the first entry. Yeah, I think that's 'nuff said. Haha! the_undertow talk 08:43, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Norton blocks urban dictionary? You really need to get rid of that thing. It is a resource hog! I'm serious, dood. the_undertow talk 08:49, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

age of mythology

Haha, no worries. Yeah, I was intending to retire, and then I realised I couldn't stay away from the wiki (just imagine the state of the Corey Taylor article! *bursts into tears* ;). What I really meant was, that I wasn't going to edit as much. From your overly loyal companion, Sebi [talk] 08:55, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

*giggle* I'll add you later... Sebi [talk] 09:00, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
OMG! OMG! NPA OMGZ SUM1 PLZ HELP MI Sebi [talk] 09:18, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Talk:Lewis Mumford

New position statement added: "I find the arguments on both sides reasonable but not overwhelming, and I do not care how it is resolved. But I am puzzled why so much time and energy should be devoted to such an unimportant matter, and I suspect there may be some other agenda (actual or imagined)." Thanks. --RichardVeryard 09:09, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Metodija Andonov - Čento

Ummm, why did you remove the only source the article had? I left the unreferenced tag as it still needs a loto of work to get properly referenced, but still why? The user that removed it first is surely the same that removes the deletion tag from Slušam kaj šumat šumite and threatens to beat me up in the edit summaries and are most probably socks of User:Amacos who is currently blocked. --Laveol T 10:54, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar

Barnstar of Reversion2.png The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
I'm awarding you this RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar for your great contributions to protecting and reverting attacks of vandalism on Wikipedia. Wikidudeman (talk) 11:35, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Your RfA

It's done! :-) Now take your time answering to the standard questions. Acalamari should drop by to write his nom as well. Don't forget to change the ending time before transcluding your RfA to WP:RFA. Good luck! :-) Best regards, Húsönd 15:02, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi Giggy! I´ve just returned from vacations and I saw your message; and I noticed this new thread! So, best of luck in your RfA! :) TomasBat 15:13, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
Is it live yet? I want to beat the noms :-) --Boricuaeddie 02:12, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
That's okay. I'll wait. I hope you didn't mind the questions! :-) --Boricuaeddie 02:18, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Revert question:

Giggy, could you please tell why you reverted my changes to the ICMI page. The information I put is bona fide. I am involved with the organization of ICME-11, the web site I included is the official ICME-11 web site. The chair of ICMI, Michele Artigue, is a member of the international program committee (IPC) organizing ICME-11. The chair of the IPC is Marcela Santillan ( I see no reason for the information I put not to be included in the ICMI page. If there is something you need, please let me know. Best regards, Echoedgar 22:36, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Moving on up

Hey Giggy!

Thanks, I hadn't noticed! ;) Best wishes and happy editing, Firsfron of Ronchester 20:52, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

== Fudgie_Frottage article ==

Fudgie_Frottage article

Please revisit the AfD page [[9]] and article to see if your vote might change. Benjiboi 22:21, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

RfC on reverting edit of ICMI page


Did you get my previous message? I would like to know what led you to revert my edit of the ICMI page. ICMI carries on certain activities that include ICME, regional meetings and special studies. The information I added is OK and useful. I was not experimenting. There is no reason I can think of for reverting the edit, but I suppose you have your reasons. I have now signed in so that you may identify me as a registered user. One more question, did you do this on your own initiative or are you a special user invested with authority by Wikipedia to do it? Is there some Wikipedia policy I disregarded? Of course, I have avoided editing it once again before we can discuss it. Please respond. Cheers, Echoedgar 22:21, 27 July 2007 (UTC) Sorry, I didn't get the hang of this until now so you got this message twice plus my previous one , two without a title. Echoedgar 22:29, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
Just one more comment: I found this on the help section
Do not revert good faith edits. In other words, try to consider the editor "on the other end." If what one is attempting is a positive contribution to Wikipedia, a revert of those contributions is inappropriate unless, and only unless, you as an editor possess firm, substantive, and objective proof to the contrary. Mere disagreement is not such proof. See also Wikipedia:Assume_good_faith.
Did you adhere to this? What proof, or even hint, of vandalism do you have? Sorry, but I am annoyed.

The RfA

About my RfA, it could not pass, or it can pass. But I won't care as long as people see it. If I have to work on Wikipedia for longer, then I will, or whatever the rules are.

PS. Why is there a template saying that you've been indef-blocked? There's nothing in your block log.--Willy, your mate 01:56, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Fine then. As you say, I will withdrawl and apply later again in the year.Willy, your mate 01:59, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Your RfA

Aren't you going to transclude it? You've accepted it now. :) Acalamari 02:19, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Ah, I see. Unfortunately, he hasn't been online for several hours, so I'm not sure when he'll see the nomination. Plus, his two recent edits were to place vacation templates on his user and talk pages. Acalamari 02:25, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
I beat them :-) --Boricuaeddie 02:35, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
My pleasure :-) Ducks are too slow; coquís are as fast as Speedy Gonzales :-) --Boricuaeddie 02:41, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
Hah! Mischievous little mice are no match for the (deceivingly) tranquile ducks which, unlike popular belief, prey on rodents. Húsönd 02:50, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
I managed to catch it going through the Willy RFA discussion, I was waiting for you to transclude it so I could be first(hell I remembered the old RFA and thought you already were sysopped) but alas had to handle some lobby traffic and was conflicted... Dureo 02:49, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
omg trumped by Husond...well at least there are time stamps :) Dureo 02:53, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
Heh, sorry. :-) I just wanted to reply directly below the Speedy Gonzales comment. Húsönd 02:57, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
Excuse me guys, but only I may use this page for such important matters. Discuss Husond's (lack of) speed elsewhere :P Giggy UCP 03:11, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
Ha! You're only jealous that we're both faster than you :P --Boricuaeddie 03:16, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I could still co-nom, but I have a thing against post-transclusion noms. You'll pass either way though. Wizardman 03:15, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
Good luck Horhey! Dfrg.msc 07:10, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Hey Dood

I see you have made explicit remarks concerning your regret about supporting my RfA. That is a giant mistake. I have protected your RfA page: only established users with less than 3 edits may contribute. Have fun getting that consensus. Muahahahaha. the_undertow talk 03:33, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you

USA.NM.VeryLargeArray.02.jpg Thank you
Thank you for your opposition of my recent unsuccsessful rfa, which concluded today with a final tally of 22/15/3. The comments and suggestions from this rfa, combined with the comments left during my first rfa, have given me a good idea of where I need improvement.
TomStar81 (Talk) 05:28, 28 July 2007 (UTC)


I finally did your quiz here and-rewtalk 06:10, 28 July 2007 (UTC)


25 ..... position sodding 25...... serves me right for sleeping......Pedro |  Chat  08:08, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

I strongly opposed your RFA, because you are a terrible candidate ;) Sebi [talk] 10:23, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Adoption & Mentoring

Hey Giggy,

I'm planning to update the Adoption pages to an extent- including dealing with that ancient proposed merge of mentoring and adoption. Seeing as you're one of the few active editors there, I thought I'd let you know. I plan to merge adoption and mentoring into one page- and differentiate between mentoring/adoption and the disciplinary variant. I'll also create a separate page for the disciplinary variant and notify the ArbCom. If you have any objections to my proposals, please do drop me a note.

Have a nice day,

The Rhymesmith 10:27, 28 July 2007 (UTC)


Dick Van Dyke 2 crop.jpg

Dick Van Dyke has visited you! Dick "somehow" promotes WikiLove and wants you to be happy today, and hopefully he has managed to make your day better. Spread the WikiLove by giving something friendly to someone else, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend. Come on now, go and make someone happy today, or Dick will hug you till you choke, dear Giggy! :) Happy editing! - Phaedriel - 11:50, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Please respond to my revert question

Sorry to insist, but I would like an answer. I made a serious attempt to improve the ICMI page as an IP user and you reverted my edit using an anti-vandalism tool and directing me to experiment in the sandbox. I believe you acted in good faith, but did not adhere to wikipedia rules. I would like understand what led you you to do this so I can attempt once again to edit the ICMI page. Best regards, Echoedgar 15:43, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you for your support at my recent Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Angus Lepper RfA, which failed, with no consensus to promote me. However, I appreciate the concerns raised during the course of the discussion (most notably, a lack of experience, particularly in admin-heavy areas such as XfDs and policy discussions) and will attempt to address these before possibly standing again in several months time. Angus Lepper(T, C, D) 15:58, 28 July 2007 (UTC)


Olympic Nat Park River Otter.JPG My RFA
User:TenPoundHammer and his romp of Wikipedia-editing otters thank you for participating in Hammer's failed request for adminship, and for the helpful tips given to Hammer for his and his otters' next run at gaining the key. Also, Hammer has talked to the otters, and from now on they promise not to leave fish guts and clamshells on the Articles for Deletion pages anymore. Ten Pound Hammer(((Broken clamshellsOtter chirps))) 16:45, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Re: Your comment

Hi Giggy - you wrote Yay for Grutness! :) Thank you! It's nice to know my work here's appreciated! Grutness...wha? 01:15, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

GAC help

Giggy, you seem to know alot about GAC – do you mind explaining how it works to me, and show me the ropes? Really confused. Thanks, Sebi [talk] 08:12, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Can you do me a favor?

Can you look over Shambo and give me your opinion on whether the article violates NPOV? I can't really tell honestly... it sort of seems like it does, but also seems like it doesn't. Thanks. --HAL2008talk 14:09, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Voyager ep AfD

Hi, Giggy. I noticed that you !voted delete in this AfD, saying that the article failed WP:V. A number of reliable sources have been added to the article in question since your comment. Would you be willing to take another look at the page and consider whether your verifiability concerns have been addressed? Thanks. —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 19:43, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Uh, am I retarded?

I seriously thought you were already an admin. Man, I'm losing my mind in my old age. Oh, and my accent isn't getting any better either ;). Good luck on the Rfa, and you obviously have a support from this guy here. Jmlk17 22:18, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Re. Random

Hello Giggy. Random told me he's planning it for the end of August. Looking forward to it. Good luck with your ongoing RfA! Best regards, Húsönd 02:15, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Hahahaha sexier! :-D Húsönd 02:28, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
You're welcome btw. Aww, that was too funny. :-) Húsönd 02:29, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
It is common knowledge that the sexiest Aussies descent from Portuguese immigrants. On a completely unrelated note, I happen to be Portuguese. :-) Húsönd 23:57, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
Since we began on the subject of me I thought I would drop in a comment. For your alls info, Greek Australians tend to have the sexiest accents of all. --Tλε Rαnδom Eδιτor (ταlκ) 00:22, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

re:My RfA

Sorry to burst your bubble, But I already had my 2nd Rfa just 27 days ago which didn't end well and so I have decided never to do it again since it is no longer fair..Thanx for the offer though..Cheers..--Cometstyles 11:10, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

I'm Back

Hey Giggy, Sorry for missing the co-nom. As you know I was out of town. Just my luck. Things look like they are going pretty good. Just thought I would let you know, "I'm back!" --Tλε Rαnδom Eδιτor (ταlκ) 20:11, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

My review

Thanks for the kind words and encouragement. I replied to your review. Thanks again! J-stan Talk 00:56, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Your RfA

Why did you withdraw :'( You were doing good, and would have made a great admin! Matt/TheFearow (Talk) (Contribs) (Bot) 03:50, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

It's always the best candidates that get piled upon :( Good luck next time, and i'd even nominate you if you can't find someone else (which has a 0% chance). Matt/TheFearow (Talk) (Contribs) (Bot) 03:55, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
You seem to have misinterpreted my comment at your RfA somewhat - at the time I had no idea you intended to run for adminship. Nevertheless I'm sorry that it didn't work out - an RfA can sometimes be a somewhat disheartening experience even if it does pass. All the best for the future; I'm sure that you'll make a good admin at some point, once you've worked on the concerns highlighted in the opposition a little bit. The WP community (for the most part) is great in that it allows room for people to make mistakes or iron out creases. Take care! ~ Riana 03:58, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
Alex, please don't feel mad or try to leave the project just because of the RfA thing. Many people don't know how to appreciate a good candidate. They attack and drive them off the project, and yet, they trust sockpuppeteers. Look, we know that RfA is flawed, but that's no reason to stop editing for good. I know you must feel bad, and I recommend you take some time off, but please don't leave. You are too valuable to us. I recommend you don't take the matter so seriously and try to calmly address the concerns pointed out. I pray so that you can feel better. Happy editing! Your friend on the other side of the Earth, Boricuaeddie 04:08, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
I'm kind of sad that you withdrawed, but some opposers were getting hot, rather than civil, so I understand your idea of analyzing it. I'll be waiting for you analysis! --Hirohisat Talk 04:29, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
My pleasure. Also, if you leave, I'll miss your :-P's :-) --Boricuaeddie 04:59, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
Enjoy your break, and thanks for the barnstar! --Boricuaeddie 05:05, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
BTW, I left you a comment here. --Boricuaeddie 05:08, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

What?? But you were going so well! When did this change occur? Whatever happened, I wish you best of luck next RFA. Dont let it get you down. Cheers, -- Anonymous DissidentTalk 06:09, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

From what I have seen (I didn't vote, but I know and respect several of the "oppose" voters and know they definitely would not have placed them as part of some personal grudge), the lesson to be learned here is "Participating in too many battles makes too many enemies". If you stand back and analyse, several of the battles were not worth the fighting. Especially some of your contributions to RfAs while yours was proceeding, but some before that as well, such as at Melburnian's RFA. If you want to become an admin, you need to prove to the community that you won't be reckless. Show good faith at all times, keep in mind how your comments might look to a neutral party as opposed to simply whoever they're expressed to, and sink yourself into editing and stop worrying about administration until you have a solid block of articles to point to. If anything, as an admin for four months who got through my first RfA without a single oppose vote 11 months into my time on the encyclopaedia, the content skills more than the admin skills have been key to my performance as an admin, and I can hold my own in debates as a result. Orderinchaos 07:15, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

It's a real shame that you withdrew your rfa, but I feel you must have reasons for it. I still believe that you will make an excellent admin my friend, and I will be happy to support you anytime you need it, especially if you decide to go for adminship once more. Yours truly - Deliciously Saucy 11:21, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Sorry to hear that you've withdrawn your RfA. I hope you don't feel discouraged by this incident, Alex. You're a very good user, and I'm pretty sure you'll make it next time soon. Best wishes, Peacent 14:31, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
You got mail :) Peacent 14:47, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
at least the message on my talk page telling me that you withdrew your RFA made me feel loved (as did the 2 other messages on my talk page while i was away-personal best)--Kerotan Talk Long Live Esperanza! :)/Stronger Faster Better. 23:37, 4 August 2007 (UTC)


Don't let it get to you. Trust me, I understand how you feel; I was a bit shaken after my RfB failed, but don't let it get to you. Yes, it sucks, but just keep working on improving yourself. Not only do you become a better Wikipedian for it, but you become a better person; having that same "I'll just get better" attitude can help you weather all types of rough situations. EVula // talk // // 04:31, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Try again in a few months and you'll probably have better success. Best wishes!--MONGO 04:44, 31 July 2007 (UTC)


Hey buddy. Sorry about your Rfa. I want to apologize for the instance of the "retarded" comment. I think it was more than obvious you and I were just messing around, but it seems as if someone didn't take it that way. I trust you are not anything more than disappointed, and are working towards getting your analysis done. By the way, when you are ready to run for an Rfa again, I want to be in on the nomination or co-nomination if you like. Jmlk17 04:53, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi Giggy and Jmlk17 - I couldn't believe someone used that for an oppose. It's getting to the point here you dare not say anything vaguely sarcastic or matey without someone pulling you over the coals. I know we are here to build a 'pedia, but we do it via the community - Jimbo has stated that the community is a vital part of the work, and in a community you will have light hearted comments as well as serious work. Any way mate, I'll look forward to your review, but don't be to down about the whole thing. Cheers fella. Pedro |  Chat  07:09, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

hey giggy.....

(re: your message....) no worries Giggy - i'll take a look when the link turns blue - In general, you sure do alot of work, and you seem to want to be admin - i think the best advice would be just to occasionally take a deep breath and make sure to really listen and consider the perspective of people you disagree with.

In general though, I'm sure you're a great editor, and will absorb and learn from this experience - hopefully working on wikipedia will be both rewarding and fun! - Evula and MONGO say it well above! - cheerio for now! - Purples 05:16, 31 July 2007 (UTC)


I'll do my utmost my friend. Do not be disheartened, many editor did not get thought on their first attempt (myself included :)) I think Can't Sleep Clowns will Eat Me (50,000 + edits ect.) had tried 5+ times. You will be better in all aspects, but listen carefully. Cheers, Dfrg.msc 10:34, 31 July 2007 (UTC)


Please don't go and leave the project just because of a silly RFA :( As EVula said above, in the end it's all helping to make you a better editor and prepared for the next RFA. Sebi [talk] 07:23, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Come on mate, don't be discouraged because of one RfA. It's nothing much, and I am sure that you'll easily pass after a few months, if you listen to EVula and orderinchaos' advice. And you don't want me to start the monk burning without your help, right? I'll even throw in a co-nom next time you seek adminship...Just toss me an email. --Dark Falls talk 10:02, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

I must admit that after seeing all the opposes on your rfa some of them made good points but I stick by my support as feel you have earned my trust and if you start stuffing around with the buttons I could always recall you. I hope to see you back on the 'pedia after your wikibreak! --Chris g 10:36, 31 July 2007 (UTC)


Giggy, I do feel sorry it turned out this way but I am concerned about some of the stuff that you've been involved in. There's been alot of talk about deletionists and inclusionists in the past and I for one am really concerned about trigger-happy deleters. At the end of the day I vote if I reckon WP is gonna be helped by this person being an admin and I was worried - I saw deleted material and wiki-storm clouds a-brewing. One of the best ways to win back the opposers (many of whom are in for the hard slog of writing FAs) is by writing stuff. You like Powderfinger, well turn it into a Featured Article. For me, a collaboration and really creating a cool FA is one of the best things on wikipedia. I'll be happy to copyedit and offer suggestions. Getting an FA or two under yer belt as well as some of the positive article-related stuff (like GAC/FAC/FAR etc.) is also good. I saw you've been doing it at GA and that's cool. I'd actually give the AfD stuff a bit of a rest for a while.

The other clanger is reproducing personal stuff online - I hate sounding like a patronising **** but many people are really unhappy with any disclosures along these lines - several wikipedians (especially but not only females) have had a rough time in the past with unwanted attention.

Anyway - I'd be happy to help collaborate or have a look over anything you wanna work up in the future, but I'll be tied up for the next week or two. cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 11:31, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

PS: Pearl Jam is at FAC currently - it would be a good test to see what is required of Powderfinger...cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 11:38, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

E-mail sent

The header says it all. :) · AndonicO Talk 12:19, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Your RFA

I have a few things to discuss with you. First, I eventually realized that your "retard" conversation was in actuality a joke, my sincerest apologize for misconstruing the remarks. Second, I would have most likely posted a neutral vote anyway, as (most of the time) I prefer supporting RFA's when I don't know the candidate at all, to eliminate any bias. Otherwise, I was prepared to give a strong support, as the many great times I've interacted with you have been just that (great). I hope this incident does not cause you to leave Wikipedia. Regards, NSR77 TC 12:20, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

I don't get why you withdrew it, but I will be looking at you "follow-up". Politics rule 13:56, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Hey just saw your withdrawn RfA. At least you have a clear cut area you have to work on (though I don't really understand the essay). I hope to see another RfA from you again. J-stan Talk 14:25, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

  • That's a shame, Giggy, the way the RfA went. I respect your decision to withdraw the RfA. Good luck, and have a good WikiBreak Acalamari 15:37, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
    • Oh, and I'm willing to co-nominate again. :) Acalamari 15:43, 31 July 2007 (UTC)


Do you know of a good copy editor? Waiting for the LoCEs might take some time. FMF 14:47, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

AfD note

Hi, Giggy. I dropped you a note earlier, but you probably didn't see it because of everything going on with your RfA. If you're back from your wikibreak before this AfD discussion closes, could you take a second look at the article in question? Sources have been found since your !vote which may address the WP:V concerns you mentioned, and you may wish to change your !vote. Thanks — and don't let the bastards grind you down. I know that this place can be discouraging sometimes (I took a wikibreak of several months recently), but I've found that it's usually possible to bounce back. —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 18:32, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

No problem — thanks for responding. (I obviously think the added sources provide the requisite verifiability, but we'll see what the closing admin says.) —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 22:35, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

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I know the WP:TTR thing was a bit of a mistake, but I don't think that you needed to withdraw the whole thing. Honestly, the best way to learn how to improve would have been to allow people to comment, good and bad. Oh well, it's your RfA, and I don't want to sound Preachy or anything. Anyway, I know you'll get the job eventually, don't be too disheartened. ----HAL2008[[User talk:HAL2008|talk]] 21:38, 31 July 2007 (UTC) EDIT: And don't you think you're being a wee bit dramatic? Sulking isn't going to help buddy, you're going to have to try, you'll just have to prove to a few people that you've fixed your mistakes. Don't lose faith in the project becuase of one little incident. In fact, I think I'll go try to find an essay on that right now, or write on myself if need be. --HAL2008talk 21:42, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Your RFA, again

  1. Support. Sorry to see you felt the need to withdraw. For what it's worth, you can consider this a post-mortem support vote for the RfA since I wasn't able to get in on time. I think you'd have done well. ɑʀкʏɑɴ 21:49, 31 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi Giggy, your analysis was pretty nice (I'm still laughing about putting {{humour}} on every joke you make...). I'm taking the analysis as that you have to watch every move you take. One joke could be taken as a immature comment. It's like we're been tailed. TTF and "Majorly Chat" is something of the past, so you'll definatly (you better...) will pass the next Rfa. Good luck, --Hirohisat Talk 23:14, 31 July 2007 (UTC)