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This user is now retired, but I have returned to Wikipedia as another User per WP:CLEANSTART

Hello, Gniniv, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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WikiProject Cryptozoology[edit]

Hello. I'm already part of the project, which was can be seen as a userbox and category on my userpage. Thanks for the invitation anyway. Be sure to add a subst: prefix to templates like that, or it may look improper. I prefer the old green look for {{User WikiProject Cryptozoology}}. Can I revert your edits? Feel free to create another template. serioushat 07:49, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the invite - but I am curious as to why I got one! Was it a random-editor invite, or have I done work on a few relevant articles which drew your attention? I'll have to think about it - at the moment, I am not too active on Wikipedia, following the birth of my son 2 weeks ago! However, I hope to get back to activity soon! -- PhantomSteve/talk|contribs\ 20:02, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

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Thanks for the help, I really appreciate your advice and assistance.--Gniniv (talk) 08:17, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

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See Wikipedia:Requests for feedback/2010 July 17#User:Gniniv. Cheers,  Chzz  ►  01:02, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Cryptozoology/main page update[edit]

Just a friendly note: it seems you accidentally created Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Cryptozoology/main page update in main space as WikiProject Cryptozoology/main page update. I moved it to the Wikipedia talk space, since it seems like that's what you intended. Cheers! --Fabrictramp(public) (talk) 00:43, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

You did it again! Please fix the incoming links. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 06:52, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

WP Cryptozoology in the Signpost[edit]

"WikiProject Report" would like to focus on WikiProject Cryptozoology for a Signpost article to be published this month. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Also, if you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. -Mabeenot (talk) 16:36, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Nice call. It got me at first but realisation soon kicked in. Thank you.Where is WikiResearch? (talk) 09:08, 14 August 2010 (UTC)


Hi there. I see that you added Neo-Darwinism to the ideological roots section of Nazism, and then changed it to Darwinism. I am not sure which, if either, is correct so removed it. I suggest to ask about this on the talk page. It might be that Neo-Darwinism is correct or that there is an even more correct term for the confused pseudo-Darwinism that inspired the Nazis. Regards. --DanielRigal (talk) 11:01, 22 August 2010 (UTC)


Please correct your signature as it has very big texts and are not awolled under this. --Extra 999 (Contact me + contribs) 17:06, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

Checkmark.pngThanks for the tip, as you can see, I have fixed the problem--Gniniv (talk) 20:39, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks --Extra 999 (Contact me + contribs) 11:40, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Cryptozoology invitation[edit]

Hi! Thanks for the invitation. I know my username comes from a cryptid, but I'm not sure if I want to join yet. I haven't edited any cryptid articles in a long time, apart from fixing vandalism. Perhaps I will join someday. Thanks! --The High Fin Sperm Whale 16:26, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

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Jesstalk|edits 09:08, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

citation request at Sodom and Gomorrah[edit]

I removed this as it appeared you were asking for a citation of the two theories, which are surely abundantly cited? Dougweller (talk) 08:30, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Citing reliable sources[edit]

You can do what you set out to do here (challenging the mainstream scientific and political consensus) as long as you cite reliable sources. Be sure to read WP:FRINGE and use citation templates like {{cite web}}. Please keep in mind that Wikipedia follows consensus, so you can't and shouldn't revise everything you want. Please do not respond to this important notification. serioushat 09:06, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Reviewer granted[edit]

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The Signpost: 23 August 2010[edit]

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I'm afraid I have quick-failed the article, due to a number of serious issues. I'm watching the review page, but you're welcome to leave me a note on my talk page if you have any comments. J Milburn (talk) 11:00, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the star. I'll probably be sticking around on the article to see if it can be improved ready for another nomination. J Milburn (talk) 09:03, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Deletion nomination of Template:Infobox cryptid[edit]

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The Signpost: 30 August 2010[edit]

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Thank you for contacting me at Actually if you want to find sources of a current event it is very easy. Just go to Google news and search for "Mount Sinabung". I will add some information in Thanks.  Kenrick  Talk 08:41, 1 September 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for the barnstar. I think I'll try to eliminate the assessment backlog over the next few weeks and might review the assessed articles too (I've moved about half the B class articles I've given importance ratings down to C). Any help would be very much welcome. Claritas § 08:54, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Pending changes userbox[edit]

I won't canvass, and consider this your only warning on canvassing others, too. Canvassing makes opposers of PC look bad. fetch·comms 12:42, 1 September 2010 (UTC)


I have moved Wikiproject Cryptozoology/Collaboration Template to User:Gniniv/sandbox. Please move it to the Wikipedia or Template namespace as appropriate - with a capital P in WikiProject and no capitals in template! — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 10:04, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

What's the difference[edit]

between the categories Category:Wikipedia users who oppose Flagged Revisions and Category:Wikipedia users who are against Flagged Revisions? --Starcheerspeaksnewslostwars (talk) 16:22, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

As you can see, I have put the second category up for deletion due to its redundancy.--Gniniv (talk) 05:22, 4 September 2010 (UTC)


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This was not vandalism. Calling good faith edits vandalism in edit summaries is combative, and *very strong* frowned upon... in some cases leading to ANI reports. Please don't do this again. Jesstalk|edits 06:42, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Referring to another editor's lone revert as "edit warring" is also far from assuming good faith. --McGeddon (talk) 09:41, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

You are both correct and I was wrong not to assume good faith--Gniniv (talk) 09:44, 6 September 2010 (UTC)


Please note that per WP:CANVAS, this is inappropriate for at least three of the criteria of canvassing; it was a non-neutral message, aimed to be delivered to a very large, partisan audience. Please take WP:CANVAS into account when posting any future messages regarding pending changes. GiftigerWunsch [TALK] 09:56, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

I see you were warned about this already; never mind. I would recommend striking that comment and any similar ones you've made however; not only is it a clear violation of WP:CANVAS, it's also inciting others to do the same. GiftigerWunsch [TALK] 09:58, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for the reminder, and I have ceased to do this and will revert any other canvasses that I have done when they are brought to my attention.--Gniniv (talk) 10:06, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

The Signpost: 6 September 2010[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Userbox:Young earth creationism[edit]

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Thanks! I appreciate the help.--Gniniv (talk) 03:55, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Willing to mediate[edit]

I noticed your MedCab request, and I would be willing to mediate. Ronk01 talk 07:48, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Template:The Nessie Barnstar[edit]

Hey, just letting you know I updated the {{The Nessie Barnstar}}'s image to a design idea you suggested (Kendroche's snake behind Kayau's satr). —  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK 10:14, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Mediation of Cryptozoology Articles[edit]

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ANI Notice[edit]

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The Signpost: 13 September 2010[edit]

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My Retirement[edit]

My conclusion is (in WP:GOODFAITH) that I can't edit (with my convictions) in a way that absolutely conforms to the WP:Systematic bias present on Wikipedia. The simple truth is that I am editing with pretty much the same methodology as many editors, though my philosophical perspective does not conform to the majority. Since Wikipedia is (in practice, though not in policy) a democracy when it comes to editing (whichever view has the most support survives-e.g. Natural Selection), my POV is disfavorable to the majority of editors, and is therefore removed. I agree that many (most when I first started editing) of my edits are in need of improvement and I thank all the editors who helped mentor me through my first months of WP:TE and unsourced contributions. Since my worldview (WP:WORLDVIEW) is different from the overwhelming majority of editors, the overwhelming majority of my edits are reverted, even when they are properly sourced to their authors. I have no malice against Wikipedia for being this way (Its one of the oft-overlooked consequences of a "free" Encyclopedia) but something obviously needs to change. I was hoping my edits would draw attention to the fact that a large amount of Systematic bias is present on this site, and hoping that it would induce organizational changes to benefit significant minority viewpoints. As it seems the rule-by-majority still stands, I will bow out of editing until furthur notice. You will see that my user has been retired. I am proud of my accomplishments (the revival of WP:CRYZOO being at the top of the list) and I enjoyed the critical and challenging enviroment Wikipedia offered. All I can say is that I held to my convictions and I hope that what I did will inspire others to do the same. Finus...--Gniniv (talk) 06:38, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
Gniniv, I followed the discussion at WP:ANI and I have a suggestion to you, if you're still not 100% sure you want to leave Wikipedia or if you decide to come back at a later date. Everyone has opinions about various topics, it's part of being a sentient human being. I have some pretty strong opinions myself about certain topics, including some specific religious and political topics. I just choose to avoid those articles because it's difficult for me to participate without applying my own point of view. I even believe that those topics are currently slanted in the wrong direction, and show an unfair and unreasonable bias, but since I recognize that I have my own bias in the opposite direction I recuse myself from such topics. It can be difficult to do so, because of course those topics are what I'm interested in. But there is so much on Wikipedia that I can contribute to, and the same with you. You're obviously intelligent and have good writing skills and know how to do research, so if you still have an interest in helping the encyclopedia, please consider doing so outside of the areas where you've run into conflict. If your only interest is in working on topics related to cryptozoology, and nothing else appeals to you, then maybe you're making the right decision, but just think about it. -- Atama 20:54, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Clean Start?[edit]

Gniniv.... you can't just "retire" this account and start a new one to avoid dealing with the repercussions of an ongoing ANI about you. I retired from that discussion because you said you were leaving WP, not if you're just switching names to avoid scrutiny. Jesstalk|edits 15:01, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Pending changes/Straw poll on interim usage[edit]

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The Signpost: 4 October 2010[edit]

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WikiProject Space reorganization[edit]

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Interested in a YEC encyclopaedia?[edit]

You may want to check out this one. LowKey (talk) 03:20, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

FYI: This user is now User:Terra Novus. I'm also fairly certain he's seen that site, but I suppose I could be mistaken. All the best,   — Jess· Δ 06:10, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
Ta. You been there? LowKey (talk) 06:29, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I have.   — Jess· Δ 16:03, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

US National Archives collaboration[edit]

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There are all sorts of tasks available for any type of editor, whether you're a writer, organizer, gnome, coder, or image guru. The National Archives is making its resources available to Wikipedia, so help us forge this important relationship! Please sign up and introduce yourself. Dominic·t 15:22, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Ichthus: January 2012[edit]

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Dispute resolution survey[edit]

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Dispute Resolution – Survey Invite

Hello Gniniv. I am currently conducting a study on the dispute resolution processes on the English Wikipedia, in the hope that the results will help improve these processes in the future. Whether you have used dispute resolution a little or a lot, now we need to know about your experience. The survey takes around five minutes, and the information you provide will not be shared with third parties other than to assist in analyzing the results of the survey. No personally identifiable information will be released.

Please click HERE to participate.
Many thanks in advance for your comments and thoughts.

You are receiving this invitation because you have had some activity in dispute resolution over the past year. For more information, please see the associated research page. Steven Zhang DR goes to Wikimania! 02:14, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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User:Dr. Blofeld has created Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/Contests. The idea is to run a series of contests/editathons focusing on each region of Africa. He has spoken to Wikimedia about it and $1000-1500 is possible for prize money. As someone who has previously expressed interest in African topics, would you be interested in contributing to one or assisting draw up core article/missing article lists? He says he's thinking of North Africa for an inaugural one in October. If interested please sign up in the participants section of the Contest page, thanks.♦ --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:22, 21 July 2016 (UTC)