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Hi, question[edit]

About the speedy delete criteria, why isn't this article not considered nonsense? There is no such place, it may be a gang a territory that a group made up. I don't understand the criteria, I guess. It's really not a hoax, per se, as it can be very real to the "gang" or "group" whose territory it is though. It is not a real town, so isn't that nonsense? I couldn't find another "criteria" that would match such a thing. Thanks if you can help me understand. :) Jeeny 01:14, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

This is a very good question. "Patent nonsense" is a frequently misunderstood technical term on English Wikipedia. It means gibberish or an incomprehensible string of characters. I have started an essay that gives a few real examples at User:Ginkgo100/Speedy_deletions. (This essay is far from finished, by the way.) "Patent nonsense" does not refer to fiction, lies, misinformation, or hoaxes. Also, check the non-criteria for speedy deletion. Hoaxes are specifically listed as not eligible for speedy deletion. They must be deleted through either proposed deletion or, if that is contested, after a deletion discussion at WP:AFD. The reason is that there are cases when an editor believes incorrectly that an article is a hoax; Wikipedia gives other editors a chance to show the article is not a hoax. --Ginkgo100talk 01:24, 6 October 2007 (UTC)
Thank you. What about non-notable? This system will be bogged down by taking this to AFD. I think this is like the {{db-band}} criteria. Don't you? It's not gibberish, nor is a hoax per se, like I said. With the tag there now, should I just leave the article alone, or nominate it for deletion? Which I really hate doing, because I'm lazy. :p Will it just stay there forever? Jeeny 01:43, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Greenlight Letdown[edit]

I posted the reason on the talk page, im not trying to ignore the requests of being deleted, if you still find the artile to be worthless, I understand, and I will stop, just that every chance I tried to respond, it was deleted.

I saw the band on a list of requested articles on Wikipedia, but it could have been removed since then.

The article cites the references, and to me follows most of the Wikipedia Guidelines. I am the original author of the picture, i just might not have put that because of so many that i did. The articl like Greenlight Letdown contribue to help people find, and to read about the band and the music. —---Feversandmirrors

I just posted a comment on your talk page that should answer your questions. Cheers! --Ginkgo100talk 01:46, 6 October 2007 (UTC)


Man your fast, but yeah, I understand, thanks anyway.—-Feversandmirrors

I'm not that fast; we were typing messages to each other at the same time! --Ginkgo100talk 01:46, 6 October 2007 (UTC)


For the informative info. on the user boxes. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gabrielll (talkcontribs) 03:39, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome. --Ginkgo100talk 17:41, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
I noticed you blanked a good portion of my userbox page. You're no longer welcome. --Ginkgo100talk 22:11, 7 October 2007 (UTC)


You removed my AIV report on Dsarokin with the comment, "rmv 1 (dispute, not throwaway spam account)". [1] Could you explain? Any recommendations for further action? Currently, ANI has been discussed as a good next step. --Ronz 20:25, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

WP:AIV is not the appropriate place to report anything except simple vandalism and spamming from IPs and throwaway "vandalism-only" and "spam-only" accounts. I noticed there was discussion at the COI noticeboard, and ANI would indeed be appropriate if you are not getting anywhere there. --Ginkgo100talk 20:38, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
It's a vandalism-only account, but definitely not a simple case. Thanks! --Ronz 21:29, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

WP:AIV for[edit]

Howdy -- I just wanted to ask about the removal of this user from AIV without a block. Did I report incorrectly? I didn't warn the user for the vandalism this morning, since I instead reported the user to AIV for vandalizing the same page yet again immediately after a block expired. Should I have done something differently? I'd appreciate any insight you could share. Thanks! Ashdog137 20:44, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Oops -- I see now that Caribbean instead blocked the user, and I just missed that in the interim. Sorry for the false alarm!  :) Ashdog137 20:46, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
If I did remove it (I thought I had, or else I meant to), it was because it was inactive. It's a judgment call for admins; some will still block as Caribbean did. If I'm in a different mood sometimes I will. Meh. --Ginkgo100talk 20:49, 8 October 2007 (UTC)


You just deleted the article Papinsky after I declined the speedy -- your comment was that it "definitely qualifies as nonsense". The definition of patent nonsense from WP:SPEEDY is "Patent nonsense and gibberish, an unsalvageably incoherent page with no meaningful content. This does not include: poor writing, partisan screeds, obscene remarks, vandalism, fictional material, material not in English, badly translated material, implausible theories, or hoaxes of any sort; some of these, however, may be deleted as vandalism in blatant cases." Mind telling me how it meets this definition? The way I read the article, it fell under fiction or hoax, which is specifically excluded from patent nonsense. --Fabrictramp 21:46, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

The article was "an unsalvageably incoherent page with no meaningful content," not a hoax. I base that opinion on the use of meaningless neologisms. It could be argued that it is a satire of a Wikipedia article, and was possible meant as an attack page, but regardless was obviously not meant to be taken seriously (as a hoax is) and contained no meaningful content. This is just one person's opinion; if you disagree you can get outside opinions at WP:DRV. I do agree that "patent nonsense" as a deletion reason is very overused, and I've changed a lot of speedy-tagged hoaxes to prod myself. --Ginkgo100talk 22:37, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
Yes, it would be nice if they cleared up the phrase "an unsalvageably incoherent page with no meaningful content". I see that as more like another page I recently deleted, where the "content" was "XDDXDXDDDXXXasdkas;ldfiwue". :) FWIW, I don't disagree with the need to delete that page (I was in the process of prodding it when you deleted it), I just wanted to find out why you deleted it after I declined the speedy. --Fabrictramp 22:48, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
P.S. I like your essay at User:Ginkgo100/Speedy deletions.--Fabrictramp 22:51, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
I'm glad you like it... although I need to get off my duff and finish it. --Ginkgo100talk 22:53, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Ray Guarendi[edit]

Sorry to have stolen your thunder, but I did assemble a stub from publically available knowledge. If you have access to additional sources, the article is there. knoodelhed 20:03, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Fabulous! Thank you! --Ginkgo100talk 23:22, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Speedy Deletions[edit]

Please forgive me. When I see a virtually empty page, my initial reaction is to assume that if its author can't be bothered at least to assert notability or to put {under construction} on it, then it's a candidate for speedy deletion. Perhaps I've spent too much time lately doing NP Watch. My main concern is that apart from my contributions to Wikipedia, which hopefully will last for years even beyond my death, my other contributions in life will be forgotten. Sadly, even in a years time, I fear that nobody will be saying "Rodhullandemu - brilliant editor, and on the ball, but died alone, in poverty, and unloved". What a waste. --Rodhullandemu (talk - contribs) 02:18, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

I think a short break from NP Watch might help you, as you sound very stressed. I myself was distressed to see the goodbye you placed on your user page. I hope after a short Wikibreak you will come back and continue your valuable contributions. --Ginkgo100talk 19:52, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

The day of black sun(avatar the last airbender)[edit]

Hey. That page is nonsense, whether it was a story or not. Do you think you could actually follow the instructions in the db boxes and leave a {{holdon}} tag in future, please? Pyrope 22:01, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Just spotted that you are an admin anyway, oh dear. Pyrope 22:19, 14 October 2007 (UTC)
Yes, an admin who does a lot of speedy deletions. (Ironic; just the other day I was taken to task for being too quick to delete patent nonsense. Guess I must be doing something right.) I started an essay that might give you some more info on my approach at User:Ginkgo100/Speedy deletions. It's not finished yet. My outlook is that if you can make heads or tails of it, it's not "patent nonsense" which is a technical term on Wikipedia. "Gibberish" might be a better term. Of course the article is nonsense in a generic sense, but not (in my opinion) in the strict sense defined at WP:CSD. Cheers! --Ginkgo100talk 03:09, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
Also, you should note that any user who does not have a COI with the article in question (i.e. not the creator, etc.) can remove db tags with good reason. --Ginkgo100talk 03:14, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Anen Fikar[edit]

Hi Ginkgo100,

I hope you don't mind my stopping by, but I just had a question about your removal of the CSD template from Anen Fikar on the grounds that it's not nonesense. I strongly believe this page is a practical joke, and as such have resubmitted it under WP:PROD (my reasons for doing so are outlined on the top of the page in question). Since I'm always trying to fill in any gaps in my Wiki-knowledge, my question is whether this is the method I should have used from the start, or whether there is a more suitable CSD criteria I should have submitted it under. Thanks! --jonny-mt(t)(c) 02:41, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Practical jokes and hoaxes do not meet the definition of patent nonsense. "Patent nonsense" is a technical term used on Wikipedia for gibberish and garbage text. When the content of an article is an obvious joke, it can be tagged for speedy deletion as pure vandalism (WP:CSD#G3). When it is more subtle, it should be marked with WP:PROD or, if the tag is removed, sent to WP:AFD. I hope that clarifies things. Cheers! --Ginkgo100talk 02:51, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
It does indeed. Thank you kindly! --jonny-mt(t)(c) 03:00, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Happy Admin Day[edit]

Admin mop.PNG Wishing Ginkgo100 a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day! The Updater would like to talk to you! 12:24, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Reverting vandal case[edit]

I apologize for reverting that case. My mouse went haywire as I about to click on <-----Older Version, I ended up clicking on "Restore". Sorry, again. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jrod2 (talkcontribs) 18:17, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

It looks like a mistake since it was done with Twinkle... no worries! --Ginkgo100talk 18:27, 1 November 2007 (UTC)


Hi, you have removed my vandalism report because you did not consider that edit vandalism but a content dispute.[2] Basically all users with Czech Republic on their watchlist would agree the edit in question is vandalism because it is an unexplained deletion, with an edit summary "who cares" or "nonsence" or without any edit summary. This edit is always made by an IP of the same range and is always reverted by any other user who happens to be around (just to give you examples from seven different editors: [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9]). Several IPs of this range have already been blocked for vandalism (including this particular deletion at Czech Republic). I would like to ask you to block this vandal or to explain me in more detail why all other editors consider this edit repeated vandalism and you do not. Thank you in advance. Tankred 03:47, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

With all due respect, this is far too complicated for WP:AIV, which is for quick responses to obvious vandalism. That's why I recommended dispute resolution in my edit summary. If it is beyond that point, you can try WP:AIV. I did give the user a level-3 warning that he(?) will be blocked for continued incivility. --Ginkgo100talk 15:11, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

Johannes Paludan[edit]

Hello Ginko: I am still trying to figure out how Wikipedia works. This not a complaint, or a challenge; it is just a question. When you decided to reveri the SD I had put on Johannes Paludan, your edit summary stated that the article said he was influential in Denmark. I have read that page three times now, and can't find any assertion, except that he "left his stamp" on some building, which is, literally and figuratively, what every architect, everywhere does. The author does makes a claim for notability on the talk page, but without any references. I am not taking this any further, and I have nothing invested but a little time, but it would help speed up my learning curve if you could show me where I have gone astray. Thanks for you help. Bielle 03:43, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

The standard for claiming notability for purposes of speedy deletion is very low. It does not need to stand up to hard scrutiny or to be referenced. The reason is that speedy deletion is done very fast, often immediately, with no chance for discussion or development of the article. The reason for the A7 criterion is to prevent every garage band and website from cluttering Wikipedia with unverifiable articles. For an article on a person, organization, etc. that is merely claimed to be notable, WP:AFD is more appropriate, because it give five days for discussion and improvements to the article. In other words, with a weak and unreferenced assertion of notability, an article can certainly be deleted, but only through WP:AFD, not through speedy deletion. I hope that helps. Deletion policy is a bit convoluted and can take a little while to get the hang of. Cheers! --Ginkgo100talk 20:56, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, I appreciate the time you have taken to explain this. I am staying away from AFD because it seems to take so much passion, and negative passion at that, to get things deleted, that it occupies a disproportionate amount of energy to its overall effect. I don't have that much to spare. :-) I will try to be more careful about my Speedies, however; picking out the wrong ones makes extra work for admins who are already too busy. Bielle 21:09, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
I tend to stay away from AfD most of the time for the same reasons. Cheers! --Ginkgo100talk 21:10, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

November 2007[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Please do not remove speedy deletion tags from articles that you have created yourself, as you did with Midnight Murder Mania. If you do not believe the article should be deleted, then please place {{hangon}} on the page (please do not remove any existing speedy deletion tag) and make your case on the article's talk page. Administrators will look at your reasoning before deciding what to do with the article. Thank you. Anthøny 21:26, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Uh, thanks, but I am an administrator who was looking at the reasoning before deciding what to do with the article. I decided it does not meet criterion A7 because there was a claim to notability for the band (and I even restored the band's page). These pages may be taken to AfD but don't meet speedy deletion criteria. --Ginkgo100talk 21:28, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Sorry about that ;) Anthøny 21:31, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
No problem! --Ginkgo100talk 21:32, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Admin Coaching[edit]

Would you consent to being my admin coach? Dreamy § 23:47, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Unfortunately, I am not able to take on any "coachees" right now due to real life obligations. Thanks anyway for asking! --Ginkgo100talk 03:40, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

David Osborne[edit]

Please see Talk:David Osborne 16:14, 9 November 2007 (UTC) aka Fred Coulter


Updated DYK query On 20 November, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Adenovirus serotype 14, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Carabinieri (talk) 20:09, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Pregnancy review[edit]

I see you were starting to think about reviewing pregnancy articles. I got the same idea and did some work on the childbirth piece. Now I think I am quite NPOV, but have little time for silliness. In fact have not much free time at all. But I can act as a scientific commentator, as a teaching OB with thirty years experience. The Wikipedia process is quite arcane but if you want to be the editor, i can at least kick in with some comment. Some subjects are too important to be relinquished to activists. JustAnMD (talk) 04:35, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

Responded on user's talk page. --Ginkgo100talk 05:30, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

Re: Speedy deletions[edit]

If you think it had some legitimacy, I don't mind you undoing the deletion. It just read like a complete joke to me. Spellcast (talk) 05:21, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

The problem was not whether it was deletable or not. I think it is deletable, which is why I prodded it. But it does not qualify as patent nonsense which is actually a technical term. --Ginkgo100talk 05:23, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
I'll be more wary when looking over those kind of pages in the future. Thanks. Spellcast (talk) 05:32, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
You're welcome... "patent nonsense" should really be called something else because it's very confusing. --Ginkgo100talk 05:33, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
Regarding the userpage, I took your advice and protected it. I'll also keep your essay in mind when reviewing a "patent nonsense" page :) Cheers. Spellcast (talk) 05:47, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
Updated DYK query On 5 December, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Eradication of infectious diseases, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Mrs.EasterBunny (talk) 21:08, 5 December 2007 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On 7 December, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Dakota (fossil), which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Carabinieri (talk) 00:01, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Your right-handed userbox[edit]

I'm not very good at sorting out userboxes. I suggest that the image is placed on the right hand side. It makes more sense. Jake the Editor Man (talk) 11:56, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

I'm thinking your right-handed user box didn't use to look the way it does now? I'm betting it was tame when I first started using it? :P Mathiastck (talk) 00:07, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

The silly "stick" list.[edit]

I re-deleted. if you'd checked my talkpage just above your comment you'd have seen my acknowledgement I slipped when deleting it before and selected the wrong code. Given that recreating solely in order to change a message isn't sensible I left it as was. --AlisonW (talk) 00:00, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

AllisonW's new criteria for deletion was that it was patent nonsense, but it clearly doesn't meet that criteria either. So far AlisonW has reverted the decisions of two admins and is unwilling to discuss the matter beyond specifying two clearly non-applicable criteria for deletion. They have simply called the discussion 'silly,' which to me suggests, addressed none of what was said, which makes think that they should simply take a break from this and leave it to another admin. -Nathan J. Yoder (talk) 00:07, 9 January 2008 (UTC)
I also disagree that it is patent nonsense. I would suggest taking it to deletion review if you feel strongly about it. --Ginkgo100talk 00:10, 9 January 2008 (UTC)
Good Idea, I'll probably do that over the next few day. As I said before, I'm not married to the article, but I do think it is a valid article to have and that admins behaving poorly shouldn't simply get away with the behavior because they are more "loud" than others. I think what AlisonW did was rather rude and dishonest, as admins are supposed to set a good example, and unfortunately in this case, they were closed to discussion, called those who disagree silly and insisted on what they likely knew weren't valid deletion criteria. I understand though that you probably won't comment on their behavior, to avoid future conflict.-Nathan J. Yoder (talk)
I am choosing not to wheel war. I considered opening a DRV myself but decided not to go that far, considering I actually endorse deletion and think the problem is with the process. However, I will comment in a deletion review if someone else opens it. --Ginkgo100talk 01:06, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

How about just a redirect to stick, which I know is a disambiguation. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 07:07, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Not necessary; it's an unlikely typo (heh) and nothing links to it. --Ginkgo100talk 18:07, 15 January 2008 (UTC)[edit]

You prodded this article a while back, but I removed the prod. I have just nominated it for deletion via AfD- comment at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/ if you are interested. J Milburn (talk) 14:48, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Hip hop music[edit]

Protected since December '06, might wanna try see how it goes unprotected. (talk) 01:24, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Your protection, btw. Some kind of response would be nice. IPs get pretty sick of being ignored on admin talk pages while others get replied to. This one does anyhow. (talk) 01:51, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

IPs can always create an account and be free from semi-protection restrictions after four days. And any user, be they anonymous, registered, or admin, can be annoyed by rudeness. (Check my contribs: I've hardly had time to be active lately, and that's the reason you were "ignored".) Still, I'll take a look at it. :P --Ginkgo100talk 03:30, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Why, do you admin on the basis of your perception of editors' tones? I certainly didn't mean to be rude, i just saw you had replied to others, and have had the experience of being ignored before. I wish I could leave without saying that the (perennial, in these cases) suggestion that a solitary IP signing up solves issues about IP editing raised by that IP is facile, disappointing, vaguely insulting and based on fundamental misconceptions about the project, but I can't. (talk) 06:22, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

First Edit[edit]

Happy First Edit Day[edit]

Edit day.svg Happy First Edit Day, Ginkgo100, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day!

--  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 00:13, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

    • Thank you! --Ginkgo100talk 00:24, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
No problem, I'm just here doing my job. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 01:06, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day[edit]

Nuvola apps cookie.svg Happy First Edit Day, Ginkgo100, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day! ~~~~

--Nadir D Steinmetz 18:18, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your edit at Wiper (DAB)[edit]

Thanks for the MOSDAB edit. What was doing was hoping that some project member would start filling in content in the redirection page...however, going forward, we're not going to create a redirection page from a DAB link, we'll wait til we have a couple of good sources and then make a stub out of it. Thanks for catching this. - Dan Dank55 (talk) 03:41, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

RFA Card[edit]


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Rollback rights request[edit]

Greetings. You recently administrated an AIV for me so I figured you might be the best person to ask. I've been on Wikipedia since 2006, and fairly active since January of this year. I'm presently using Twinkle for rolling back, but then I noticed that it can tend to place a strain on WP's servers. I should mention that I was involved in an edit dispute with respect to List of Xbox 360 games but before it went too far, I sought the advice of the VG WikiProject. I am aware that WP's rollback should only be used for clear-cut cases of vandalism and proper edit summaries should be used in non-vandalism cases. Thank you for your time and consideration. xenocidic (talk) 20:48, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

You did not edit war in the List of Xbox 360 games dispute, so I saw no reason not to grant your request. It has been done. (Took me a while to figure out how; I'd never done it before!) --Ginkgo100talk 22:05, 19 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! Glad to be your first granting! =) xenocidic (talk) 23:54, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Another Rollback Request[edit]

Hello. I wonder if you would look at my contributions and consider whether to grant me rollback rights. I have been using TW but it is a little slow at times. Thanks! Gillyweed (talk) 10:34, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

I don't have to look at your contribs; I recognize you from many vandalism reversions to pregnancy-related pages on my watchlist. Consider it done! --Ginkgo100talk 23:58, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Too kind! I thought that we had met before! Gillyweed (talk) 00:31, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Thank you very much for your very strong support for my admin application, which recently closed successfully (36/3/1). I hope I can continue to justify the confidence that you have placed in me. If there is any way that I can help out more, or if you have any handy tips for a freshly-hatched admin, please drop me a line. Thanks again. - 52 Pickup (deal) 21:41, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Permission to copy one of your Userboxes[edit]

It has recently come to my attention that I should ask permission before copying a Userbox from a Userpage to use on my own Userpage. In checking my Userboxes, I found one that I must have copied from you at some time called User:Ginkgo100/Userboxes/User non-smoker. I apologize, but may I continue to use it? Thanks. Thomprod (talk) 18:05, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

No problem. They are there for you to use. Not sure who told you that you should ask for permission, as I am hosting them in my user space for the sole purpose of making them available per the German Userbox Solution. --Ginkgo100talk 01:40, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

can i has rullback?[edit]

Hello! I have returned for a long wikibreak and i saw the improvements on Wikipedia! Wow! I'll get straight to the point, can i request rollback? --Lolipod (talk) 01:02, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Do IT Smarter[edit]

Hello I am trying to figure out why our page keeps getting deleted? It is a company but we are there in reference to the business model that we created? One of our main competitors Ingram Micro has a page and this one does not get deleted? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lanesher (talkcontribs) 18:30, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Your article is written in the style of an advertisement, and can be speedily deleted under criterion #11 under "General criteria". If the article were re-written to have a neutral tone ("just the facts, ma'am") like the article Ingram Micro, it would still have to make a mention of why the company is notable enough to merit an article. --Ginkgo100talk 19:14, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Alexander Neumeister[edit]

Thanks for removing the speedy delete tag. For some editors google is the primary source of information , which unfortunately has very little info on non-english world. --STTW (talk) 23:27, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome. A new article should not be tagged for notability deletion that quickly anyway. --Ginkgo100talk 02:44, 23 March 2008 (UTC)


Hi Ginkgo. I have a big problem, which is that I have the same IP than crackpot User:Damifb, who is a coworker of mine (we both edit Wikipedia at workplace). He's been blocked from two Wikis now, but because of him they blocked also my account in the Spanish Wikipedia. How can I be sure that no one is gonna find out that we share IP and block me in the near future in the English wiki also? I'll appreciate any advise. Thanks. --Miotroyo (talk) 19:37, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

If your IP is blocked because of your co-worker, just ask the blocking admin to undo the auto-block. Use the {{unblock}} template on your user talk page. --Ginkgo100talk 20:40, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

RfA Thanks[edit]

-WarthogDemon 00:59, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hello Ginkgo100. How are you? Thank you for your contributions to the article Robert Oxnam. I really appreciate your contributions. And, thanks for creating Category:People with dissociative identity disorder. It is a very userful category. It will help me to do research on people with dissociative identity disorder. And, one more thing: I like your user name. Regards, Masterpiece2000 (talk) 05:30, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome. I just recently finished his autobiography, A Fractured Mind. --Ginkgo100talk 23:40, 1 April 2008 (UTC)


Having just written one for the Tao Te Ching how do I set up this userbox thing? Hope you dont mind but you presumably know? If you visit my Userbox subpage you will see I am having trouble finding how to activate a name for each box. Don't seem to be able to find Wiki instructions, on the matter to show how !Jagra (talk) 08:21, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks From me[edit]

Thanks for your assistance. Lots42 (talk) 15:36, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Assume good faith[edit]

This edit summary does not assume good faith on the part of User:Lots42. In fact, Lots42 is correct in this case, as all information in Wikipedia articles must by verifiable -- which means "fanon speculation" is not appropriate. Please review this content policy, and remain civil in your edit summaries. Thank you. --Ginkgo100talk 14:57, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
User:Lots42 is a participant in a group cyber-bullying which has been ongoing since 2003. There is no assumption on my part involved -- I know with certainty that regardless of the text he is not acting in good faith, but is extending the bullying from LiveJournal to Wikipedia.
I agree that the assumption of good faith in an edit is the normal response to be expected, but this case is different -- this is stalking on his part. -- Davidkevin (talk) 16:10, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
I cannot comment on what may have happened on some other site, but in this interaction on Wikipedia, there is no sign of bullying. If it is bullying, it is probably preferable to use a neutral edit summary, then follow the steps in the dispute resolution process. --Ginkgo100talk 21:00, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Ablative brain surgery[edit]

Updated DYK query On 6 May, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Ablative brain surgery, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Bobet 10:26, 6 May 2008 (UTC)


Ginkgo, I would like to request The Rollback Power. Up to now, I've resisted any movement towards becoming an admin, but I think this would a helpful tool for me. (I tend to avoid any kind of leadership roles; I guess it's just my personality. There's a reason for the cliche, "Power corrupts.") My editing practices are quite simple: I pick a few pet articles and focus on them. I occassionally go through Recent Changes, when I'm bored and have a couple of minutes to kill. I've been an editor for over a year, since Feb. 07, and have over 2300 edits. Thanks for your consideration. --Figureskatingfan (talk) 19:48, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

9 Years[edit]

Everybody wish Gingko100 a happy anniversary... it's been 9 years!!! Love ya, Balloonman (talk) 07:49, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Duh, Wikipedia wasn't around nine years ago. How could I have been an editor that long? --Ginkgo100talk 19:14, 31 May 2008 (UTC)


For giving me so much help with the Userboxes. I really appreciate it. Gabriel —Preceding comment was added at 06:37, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Userboxes subpage vandalized?[edit]

You might want to look at User:Ginkgo100/Userboxes/; I'm not sure what's OK and what's vandalized. --Joe Sewell (talk) 16:29, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I'm not sure what User:Gabrielll is doing, but he(?) has done it before. --Ginkgo100talk 16:49, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of God's Pottery[edit]

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A tag has been placed on God's Pottery requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a band, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is notable: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not indicate the subject's importance or significance may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable, as well as our subject-specific notability guideline for musical topics.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lastly, please note that if the article does get deleted, you can contact one of these admins to request that a copy be emailed to you. Mazeau (talk) 18:04, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

The article contains a claim to notability and is therefore ineligible for speedy deletion. Please read WP:CSD for more information. Cheers! --Ginkgo100talk 18:08, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Infectious disease eradication[edit]

Hi Ginkgo,

I've been making quite a few edits to the Infectious disease eradication page which I see you edited quite a lot before. If you have time to check it out and see what you think, I'd be grateful. Best regards,

Procrastinator supreme (talk) 09:34, 13 August 2008 (UTC)


i would like to know why i got a warning? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:02, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

It appears that over a year ago, someone using your IP address made some disruptive edits and got the warning. Please ignore it, and sorry for the confusion. Cheers! --Ginkgo100talk 21:32, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Display pacu image at California Academy of Sciences[edit]

Hello. I work in the Exhibits Department at the California Academy of Sciences, a non-profit museum in San Francisco, CA. We have selected your image of pacu for display in our new museum.

We would display it in a slideshow in an exhibition, not in a textbook (so no front covers or back covers) and not on a website. As a result, we can’t link to your license terms. Would you still grant us permission to display it as long as we attribute the work to you? If so, please specify what credit recognition you require.

We are on a tight production schedule and would appreciate a response as soon are you are able. Thank you very much!

Cheers, Agavigan (talk) 00:27, 22 August 2008 (UTC)Annette

I'm no expert on the GFDL nor on the various CC licenses. For simplicity's sake, I released it into the public domain for you. I would appreciate a credit although this is not strictly required, since it's a public domain image now. Send me an e-mail (click the link on the left side of the page, under the search box, where it says "e-mail this user") for more details. --Ginkgo100talk 21:33, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia's Expert Peer Review process (or lack of such) for Science related articles[edit]

Hi - I posted the section with the same name on my talk page. Could you take part in discussion ? Thanks ARP Apovolot (talk) 22:22, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Eradication of infectious diseases article[edit]

I've made quite a lot of edits on-and-off over the past year to the article on the Eradication of Infectious Diseases which you first wrote back in November/December 2007. I was wondering if you'd looked at it lately, and if you're happy with the direction it's taken; I'm really not a very experienced Wikipedia contributer, and this has been the biggest of my various very small projects on this website.

In particular, I'd be interested in your views on: - Should there be a section on infectious disease eradication in animals, with examples from vetinary science? - Should the sections on Elimination, rather than Eradication, perhaps be moved into a separate article?

EDIT I'd also like your views on whether we should add a section describing where eradication was previously attempted without reaching its goals (as was the case for malaria, yaws, yellow fever & hookworm).

Thank you, and Happy New Year! Procrastinator supreme (talk) 12:38, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Recent speciation events[edit]

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Category:Recent speciation events, which you created, has been nominated for deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Cgingold (talk) 07:55, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Zoo[edit]

I would like to know if you are still an active participant in the WP:ZOO, If you are please confirm by way of responding on my talk page. I am just trying to get an idea of how many people are still engaged in the project as to better work out how to manage and address things that are listed in the project. Kind Regards ZooPro 13:55, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Would you have a problem with me removing your name from the project members list? Regards ZooPro 15:23, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
Not at all. --Ginkgo100talk 15:25, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks ZooPro 15:30, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Deletion review for Lindy Scott[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Lindy Scott. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. — goethean 18:01, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Happy Ginkgo100's Day![edit]

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User:Ginkgo100 has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Ginkgo100's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Ginkgo100!

00:09, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

For a userbox you can add to your userbox page, see User:Rlevse/Today/Happy Me Day! and my own userpage for a sample of how to use it. RlevseTalk 00:09, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Er, thanks! --Ginkgo100talk 16:42, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Welcome Back[edit]

Welcome back gorgeous.---Balloonman NO! I'm Spartacus! 02:40, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi question?[edit]

How do you get those boxes to appear?AmericaWagon (talk) 20:37, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

What boxes?--Ginkgo100talk 22:00, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Smoke sometimes userbox[edit]

Hi there, Would it be possible for you to make a infrequent smoker userbox. There is a smoker's userbox and a non-smoker userbox and nothing in-between. There are people who are occassional smokers,in-frequent smokers and like. It would be nice if you are able to make one for people like me.Shirishag75 (talk) 18:37, 16 January 2011 (UTC)


Yes, priceless! Well spotted - it's so good it's almost a shame to lose it ... best wishes DBaK (talk) 16:41, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

New Page Patrol survey[edit]


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Yule Marble - I am rewriting the entire article[edit]

I saw on the "Discussion" for Yule Marble that you placed the Yule Marble as a Colorado project. I am assuming you are involved with Colorado articles so I wanted to contact you.

I am finishing a complete rewrite of the article with less than 1% (and shrinking) of the original content. I have greatly expanded the scope and depth of content, along with citing sources.

Presently I am finishing content rewrite of the opening. Will then go through the article to make any additional changes to layout and fine details.

I am the director of the museum in Marble, Colorado and I have had regular contact with the vice president of the marble quarry since the summer of 2010. OneHistoryGuy (talk) 18:09, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Ginkgo100,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.

Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chlopeck (talkcontribs) 23:37, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Asian arowana[edit]

Howdy, I was reviewing the Asian arowana article and was worried it no longer meets the good article criteria. I was considering sending it to GA review for either improvement, feedback, and possibly delisting. Since you're a major contributor to the article, I was curious of your thoughts. It is a bit beyond my expertise, but I thought you might be able to help fix it up. Thanks ,-TeaDrinker (talk) 22:31, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

An article that you have been involved in editing, Asian arowana has been nominated for a good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the good article reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status will be removed from the article. --TeaDrinker (talk) 01:36, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Science lovers wanted![edit]

Science lovers wanted!
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Hi! I'm serving as the wikipedian-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution Archives until June! One of my goals as resident, is to work with Wikipedians and staff to improve content on Wikipedia about people who have collections held in the Archives - most of these are scientists who held roles within the Smithsonian and/or federal government. I thought you might like to participate since you are interested in the sciences! Sign up to participate here and dive into articles needing expansion and creation on our to-do list. Feel free to make a request for images or materials at the request page, and of course, if you share your successes at the outcomes page you will receive the SIA barnstar! Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to your participation! SarahStierch (talk) 03:50, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

With all due respect...[edit]

...I've just left you a message in your Talk Page at the Spanish Wikipedia. Regards, --AVM (talk) 19:42, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Happy Adminship Ginkgo100[edit]

Wikipedia Administrator.svg Wishing Ginkgo100 a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day! Vatsan34 (talk) 10:35, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Category:People with dissociative identity disorder[edit]

Category:People with dissociative identity disorder, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. LukeSurl t c 16:00, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

  • Extended confirmed protection may only be used in cases where semi-protection has proven ineffective. It should not be used as a first resort.
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Please review the protection policy carefully before using this new level of protection on pages. Thank you.
This message was sent to the administrators' mass message list. To opt-out of future messages, please remove yourself from the list. 17:48, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Microsoft China listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Microsoft China. Since you had some involvement with the Microsoft China redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. - Champion (talk) (contribs) (Formerly TheChampionMan1234) 09:54, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

It's been ten years, today.[edit]

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Wishing Ginkgo100 a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Chris Troutman (talk) 06:12, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]


Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:33, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Ginkgo100.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter - February 2017[edit]

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  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
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On this day, 11 years ago...[edit]

Balloons-aj.svg Hey, Ginkgo100. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
Lepricavark (talk) 15:18, 13 February 2017 (UTC)