User talk:Goobergunch

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Hi there. Welcome to Wikipedia! Thanks for your help reverting vandalism. If you want, you can drop us a note at Wikipedia:New user log to introduce yourself.

Before you start doing a lot of editing, you'll want to take the Tutorial. It gives all the basic info you'll need as you start contributing.

You can sign your name on talk pages by using " ~~~ " for your username and " ~~~~ " for your username and a timestamp.

If you have any other questions about the project then check out Wikipedia:Help or add a question to the Help desk. You can also drop me a question on my talk page.

Happy editing, Isomorphic 02:24, 20 May 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for welcoming me! --Goobergunch

Your userpage[edit]

Another vandal hit your userpage. His damage was reverted. -- Grunt (talk) 16:40, 2004 Aug 19 (UTC)

I really ought to check my Talk page more often *smacks self*....Thanks. --Goobergunch 16:58, 27 Aug 2004 (UTC)


Please do not underline things; it looks very unprofessional. see Wikipedia:manual of style. Cheers, Dunc_Harris| 19:24, 3 Sep 2004 (UTC) no offence, mate.

None taken - sorry about that. I based Flood watch off of Severe thunderstorm watch, which also underlines similar terms. *edits that article* --Goobergunch 19:35, 3 Sep 2004 (UTC)


User:Astronouth7303#Fun :D --Astronouth7303 03:27, 9 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Talk pages[edit]


Don't you get notifed when you have new posts on your talk page Goober?
--Quintucket 21:29, 15 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Aye, I do. --Goobergunch 18:41, 16 Oct 2004 (UTC)

So just check it whenever you get a notification. ;p --Quintucket 03:09, 17 Oct 2004 (UTC)


If you want, I might be able to get hosting for NSWiki on my domains host... it will be faster than what you have now (which, regrettably, is quite sluggish.) --Antman

Wikinews demo up and running[edit]


I'm writing to let you know that the Wikimedia Board of Trustees has approved the first stage of the Wikinews project. There's now a fully operational English demo site at This will be used for experimenting with various review models and basic policies before the site is launched officially in about a week. will become the English version later.

You voted for the Wikinews project, so I'm asking for your participation now. Everything is open, nothing is final. What Wikinews will and can be depends in large part on you. There already is a global Wikinews mailing list for discussing the project. If you are interested at all, please subscribe -- coordination is of key importance. There's also an IRC channel #wikinews on Realtime discussion can help to polish up articles.

If you're looking for something to do, check out the articles in development and articles in review. Or start a new story in the Wikinews workspace, or ignore the proposed review system - it's up to you. I hope you'll join us soon in this exciting experiment.--Eloquence* 01:59, Nov 17, 2004 (UTC)

My ArbCom Campaign Blurb[edit]

Thanks for alerting me to the fact that I posted my ArbCom candidacy blurb under an IP instead of my user name. I have posted and that should be cleared up by now. Check the ArbCom page to make sure :) Thanks! -CunningLinguist 07:58, 1 Dec 2004 (UTC)

The Humungous Image Tagging Project[edit]

Hi. You've helped with the Wikipedia:WikiProject Wiki Syntax, so I thought it worth alerting you to the latest and greatest of Wikipedia fixing project, User:Yann/Untagged Images, which is seeking to put copyright tags on all of the untagged images. There are probably, oh, thirty thousand or so to do (he said, reaching into the air for a large figure). But hey: they're images ... you'll get to see lots of random pretty pictures. That must be better than looking for at at and the the, non? You know you'll love it. best wishes --Tagishsimon (talk)

Doctor Who?[edit]

Hi. You made a comment about Doctor Who on the Wikipedia, what's in, what's out page. I just wondered what your interest in the series was - I'm a little older than you, and grew up as a fan of the series. PaulHammond 14:09, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Mike Novak[edit]

Did you mean to create a page just to put it on vfd?

Must have been deleted while I was editing it to add the VfD tag. *shrug* --Goobergunch|? 00:06, 15 Jan 2005 (UTC)


Sorry about that, this was my first set of pictures i've uploaded. I'll fix it right now, please let me know if my attempt is incorrect.

--Karmafist 05:57, 2 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Heya Goober, just wondering[edit]

Okay, while I could really ask you this on IRC, I'm lazy and just happen to be on Wikipedia now. I'm also unsure if you're currently awake (you're definitely online, if anything), so I'll just do it here. I quote from your user page, "Many of his edits are to the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season articles"... Just wondering, I've never seen you edit the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season or related articles? If you have done, I must've missed it, although I'm interested - what makes you so interested in hurricanes? (Of course, you could ask me that right back... :P) -- NSLE | Talk 10:05, 4 October 2005 (UTC)

Goobergunch and ES/PF[edit]

Goobergunch clearly has a major personal beef with ES/PF. We've supported ES through a lot, and would like to know why Goobergunch constantly harrasses ES/PF on wikipedia and NS Wikipedia. ES/PF and his allies have done nothing to you Goobergunch, this is flat out wrong. Please explain yourself, as this puts a blot on your reputation. Celtic1


I vandalised your user page. Hope you don't mind; I figured you'd need a nice laugh in your Watchlist after the nonsense at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Eire Shamrock/ Prodigal Fenian. - A Man In Black (conspire | past ops) 00:38, 6 October 2005 (UTC)

What the fuck?[edit]

I'm watching the oscars, they're still presenting the nominees and I click refesh and I see the winner even before they frickin' mention it on tv. How the fuck did you know that? Some amazing feat of psychic powers? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)


I noticed that you are a part of the Wikipedian FIRSTers category. There is another, larger category for this. I think that it would be a lot easier to merge the two categories. You may add yourself to the other category by adding the {{User FIRST}} to your userpage. Jared W 18:55, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

Article formatting[edit]

Dear Tropical cyclone editor,

As a member of the Tropical Cyclone Wikiproject, you are receiving this message to describe how you can better tropical cyclone articles. There are hundreds of tropical cyclone articles, though many of them are poorly organized and lacking in information. Using the existing featured articles as a guide line, here is the basic format for the ideal tropical cyclone article.

  1. Infobox- Whenever possible, the infobox should have a picture for the tropical cyclone. The picture can be any uploaded picture about the storm, though ideally it should be a satellite shot of the system. If that is not available, damage pictures, either during the storm or after the storm, are suitable. In the area that says Formed, indicate the date on which the storm first developed into a tropical depression. In the area that says Dissipated, indicate the date on which the storm lost its tropical characteristics. This includes when the storm became extratropical, or if it dissipated. If the storm dissipated and reformed, include the original start date and the final end date. Highest winds should be the local unit of measurement for speed (mph in non-metric countries, km/h in metric countries), with the other unit in parenthesis. The lowest pressure should be in mbars. Damages should, when available, be in the year of impact, then the present year. The unit of currency can be at your discretion, though typically it should be in USD. Fatalities indicate direct deaths first, then indirect deaths. Areas affected should only be major areas of impact. Specific islands or cities should only be mentioned if majority of the cyclone's effects occurred there.
  2. Intro- The intro for every article should be, at a minimum, 2 paragraphs. For more impacting hurricanes, it should be 3. The first should describe the storm in general, including a link to the seasonal article, its number in the season, and other statistics. The second should include a brief storm history, while the third should be impact.
  3. Storm history- The storm history should be a decent length, relatively proportional to the longevity of the storm. Generally speaking, the first paragraph should be the origins of the storm, leading to the system reaching tropical storm status. The second should be the storm reaching its peak. The third should be post-peak until landfall and dissipation. This section is very flexible, depending on meteorological conditions, but it should generally be around 3. Storm histories can be longer than three paragraphs, though they should be less than five. Anything more becomes excessive. Remember, all storm impacts, preparations, and records can go elsewhere. Additional pictures are useful here. If the picture in the infobox is of the storm at its peak, use a landfall picture in the storm history. If the picture in the infobox is of the storm at its landfall, use the peak. If the landfall is its peak, use a secondary peak, or even a random point in the storm's history.
  4. Preparations- The preparations section can be any length, depending on the amount of preparations taken by people for the storm. Hurricane watches and warnings need to be mentioned here, as well as the number of people evacuated from the coast. Include numbers of shelters, and other info you can find on how people prepared for the storm.
  5. Impact- For landfalling storms, the impact section should be the majority of the article. First, if the storm caused deaths in multiple areas, a death table would work well in the top level impact section. A paragraph of the general effects of the storm is also needed. After the intro paragraph, impact should be broken up by each major area. It depends on the information, but sections should be at least one paragraph, if not more. In the major impact areas, the first paragraph should be devoted to meteorological statistics, including rainfall totals, peak wind gusts on land, storm surge, wave heights, beach erosion, and tornadoes. The second should be actual damage. Possible additional paragraphs could be detailed information on crop damage or specifics. Death and damage tolls should be at the end. Pictures are needed, as well. Ideally, there would be at least one picture for each sub-section in the impact, though this sometimes can't happen. For storms that impact the United States or United States territories, this site can be used for rainfall data, including an image of rainfall totals.
  6. Aftermath- The aftermath section should describe foreign aid, national aid, reconstruction, short-term and long-term environmental effects, and disease. Also, the storm's retirement information, whether it happened or not, should be mentioned here.
  7. Records- This is optional, but can't hurt to be included.
  8. Other- The ideal article should have inline sourcing, with the {{cite web}} formatting being preferable. Always double check your writing and make sure it makes sense.

Good luck with future writing, and if you have a question about the above, don't hesitate to ask.

Hurricanehink (talk) 19:55, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Tropical cyclones WikiProject Newsletter #1[edit]

Number 1, June 4, 2006

The Hurricane Herald

This is the monthly newsletter of WikiProject Tropical Cyclones. The Hurricane Herald aims to give a summary of the activities of the WikiProject over the past month and upcoming events over the next month. In addition monthly tropical cyclone activity will be summarized.

You have received this as you are a member of the WikiProject, please add your username in the appropriate section on the mailing list. If you do not add your name to that list, the WikiProject will assume you do not wish to receive future versions of The Hurricane Herald.

Storm of the month

Typhoon Chanchu near its peak intensity
Typhoon Chanchu was the first typhoon and first super typhoon of the 2006 Pacific typhoon season. Forming on May 9 over the open western Pacific Ocean, Chanchu moved over the Philippines on the 11th. There, it dropped heavy rainfall, causing mudslides, crop damage, and 41 deaths. It moved into the South China Sea, where it rapidly strengthened to a super typhoon on May 14, one of only two super typhoons recorded in the sea. It turned to the north, weakened, and struck the Fujian province of China as a minimal typhoon on the 17th. The typhoon flooded 192 houses, while heavy rainfall caused deadly mudslides. In China, Chanchu caused at least 25 deaths and $480 million in damage (2006 USD). Elsewhere on its path, strong waves from the typhoon sank eleven Vietnamese ships, killing at least 44 people. In Taiwan, heavy rainfall killed two people, while in Japan, severe waves killed one person and injured another.

Other tropical cyclone activity

New articles and improvements wanted

Member of the month

This isn't the generic barnstar, we just don't have a WPTC star yet…

The May member of the month is TitoXD. The WikiProject awards this to him for his brilliant work in improving articles. TitoXD joined the WikiProject in October just after it had been founded. Since then he has contributed substantially to many articles, for example Hurricane Nora (1997), which is currently a Featured Article Candidate. He is also actively involved in the assessment of articles and so helps to improve many more articles.

Explanation of content

If you have a topic which is not directly related to any specific article but is relevant to the WikiProject bring it up on the Newsletters talk page, and it will probably be included in a future edition of The Hurricane Herald.

These two sections are decided by the community on the newsletter's talk page:

  • Storm of the month: This is determined by a straw poll on the page. While all storms will be mentioned on the newsletter, the selected storm will be described in more detail.
  • Member of the month: Nominations are made on the talk page, voting is by secret ballot; read the talk page for details. The winner receives the WikiProject's barnstar (when we make it).

Main Page content

Storm article statistics

Grade April May June
Featured article FA 7 7 10
A-Class article A 4 5 7
GA 0 3 5
B 62 66 82
Start 154 177 168
Stub 13 12 10
Total 240 263 282
Less than B
69.6 71.6 63.1

The assessment scale

  • The cyclone assessment scale is one of the bases of the new assessment scale for Version 1.0 of Wikipedia. It splits articles into several categories by quality, to identify which articles are "finished" and which ones still need to be improved.
  • The assessment scale by itself counts of several grades:
    • FA: reserved for articles that have been identified as featured content only.
    • A: this grade is given to articles that are considered ready for Wikipedia:peer review. The way to get this grade assigned to an article is by asking other cyclone editors at the WikiProject's assessment page.
    • GA: reserved for articles that have passed a good article nomination.
    • B: these articles are "halfway there", and have most of the details of a complete article, yet it still has significant gaps in its coverage.
    • Start: articles that fall in this category have a decent amount of content, yet it is weak in many areas. Be bold and feel free to improve them!
    • Stub: these articles are mostly placeholders, and may in some cases be useless for the reader. It needs a lot of work to be brought to A-Class level.
  • The way to use these assessments is by adding a parameter to the WikiProject template on the articles talk page ({{hurricane|class=B}} as an example). This feeds the article into a category which is read and parsed to create an assessment table, summary and log.

Tropical cyclones WikiProject Newsletter #2[edit]

The July issue of the WikiProject Tropical cyclones newsletter is now available. If you wish to receive the full newsletter or no longer be informed of the release of future editions, please add your username to the appropriate section on the mailing list.--Nilfanion (talk) 00:41, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Proposed Georgia Move[edit]

As a past participant in the discussion on how to handle the Georgia pages, I thought you might be interested to know that there's a new attempt to reach consensus on the matter being addressed at Talk:Georgia (country)#Requested_Move_-_July_2006. Please come by and share your thoughts to help form a consensus. --Vengeful Cynic 03:55, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Tropical cyclones WikiProject Newsletter #3[edit]

The August issue of the WikiProject Tropical cyclones newsletter is now available. If you wish to receive the full newsletter or no longer be informed of the release of future editions, please add your username to the appropriate section on the mailing list.--Nilfanion (talk) 00:22, 6 August 2006 (UTC)[edit]

I don't think is positively Malvern - WHOIS does not reveal Malvern's name. WhisperToMe 06:24, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Turns out the ISP is Chesconet - A provider for schools, so I stated that the IP is registered to Chesconet. You can add afterwards that the IP is used by Malvern students. WhisperToMe 06:29, 2 November 2006 (UTC)


I can't believe I never noticed that. Doctorfluffy 16:23, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

WPTC Active Members[edit]


AfD question: Recombinant text[edit]

I have very little experience in AfD matters, and am asking for your input before nominating an article for deletion, because, quite frankly, I do not want to be seen as someone who capriciously nominates articles which do not meet AfD standards.

If you have time, please take a look at this article. It was created by the person who—as the intro asserts—is the very person who coined the term. Most of the edits are by that person. Most, if not all, of the sources link back to this person. I mean, at best it appears to me to constitute OR, at worst, self-promotion. But maybe I'm seeing it wrong. What do you think?

I selected you and many other editors pretty much completely at random; I picked one day's AfD archives, and clicked on the talk pages of the first two or three dozen editors' talk pages I came across. I hope that in using this selection method, I will get editors who are well-versed in AfD policies, yet who also represent a good cross-section of AfD philosophies. I will monitor your talk page for your response. Thanks. Unschool (talk) 07:08, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Doctor Who newsletter, March 2008[edit]

TARDIS-trans.png The Space-Time Telegraph TARDIS-trans.png
The WikiProject Doctor Who newsletter
Issue 1 March 2008
Project News
We have five new participants: Sm9800, Seanor3, T saston, Type 40, Jammy0002.
One editor has left the project: StuartDD.
The Doctor Who portal has expanded to increase the number of selected stories to 33.
Articles of note
New featured articles
New featured article candidates
New good articles
Delisted articles
A proposal for changing the layout of the episode pages is under way here.
A discussion about the formatting of the cast lists in episode pages is under way here.
A discussion to move United Nations Intelligence Taskforce to UNIT is under way here.
The Torchwood project has become a task-force under the project's scope.
The Torchwood series 2 finale airs on 4th April, and the 4th series of Doctor Who will start to air on 5th April.

For the Doctor Who project, Sceptre (talk) 18:28, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
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File source problem with File:AtlanticHurricaneTrackmap.png[edit]


Thank you for uploading File:AtlanticHurricaneTrackmap.png. I noticed that the file's description page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you did not create this file yourself, you will need to specify the owner of the copyright. If you obtained it from a website, please add a link to the website from which it was taken, together with a brief restatement of that website's terms of use of its content. However, if the copyright holder is a party unaffiliated from the website's publisher, that copyright should also be acknowledged.

If you have uploaded other files, consider verifying that you have specified sources for those files as well. You can find a list of files you have created in your upload log. Unsourced and untagged images may be deleted one week after they have been tagged per Wikipedia's criteria for speedy deletion, F4. If the image is copyrighted and non-free, the image will be deleted 48 hours after 13:03, 2 May 2010 (UTC) per speedy deletion criterion F7. If you have any questions or are in need of assistance please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 13:03, 2 May 2010 (UTC)


I know this does not really belong here, but given the effort people have undertaken to contact you, I thought I should throw in some dedication too. I'm not sure what happened to, but apparently quite a few people would like to export their stuff from the database if the site is not coming back. This is probably asking for more effort than you're willing to make on something you've moved past in your life, but I hope we can agree on conditions on which you would make that data available again, perhaps if you received compensation for the upkeep of the site? I really hope to hear from you, since all other attempts at contacting you have failed. Thank you for your time. --TheGhostWhoSaysNay (talk) 01:09, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

RfC in Dave Brat[edit]

As someone who previously participated in the article Dave Brat, I am letting you know a RfC has been opened on an issue regarding that article. I am placing this notice on the Talk pages of everyone previously commenting on this topic who has not already commented in the RfC. BlueSalix (talk) 20:40, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Dave Brat[edit]

Saw this edit. Just curious. Why did you think an upset was likely?Casprings (talk) 04:30, 24 June 2014 (UTC)