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Re:WikiProject Runescape

Ok, I voted, I don't feel that the projects scope is not large enough to have it's own WikiProject and if the members join WP:MMO we can get a lot more done if we had more members.  Orfen User Talk | Contribs 20:46, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Orfen! I think after the page gets moves (which I will imagine will happen) will copy the WikiProject's member list and add all of the members to our member list while their task force can have a more specific member list at the same time. Greeves 00:03, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:What is a featured picture?

Have updated the survey, containing all similar pages, perhaps you want to chenge your "vote"? AzaToth 00:27, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

RuneScape gods

Hi Greeves! I have removed the {{prod}} suggestion which you added to the article because I feel the article has enough merit to remain in Wikipedia. Note also that the article has been nominated for deletion previously but was kept. Hence, deletion of the article is clearly contested and therefore not a candidate for the WP:PROD process. Sjakkalle (Check!) 15:15, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of World of Warcraft

The article World of Warcraft you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold. 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:World of Warcraft for things needed to be addressed. Sorry for not notifying you of this last night, but I needed to sleep right after I finished reviewing the article. Have a great day, and happy editing. Kyra~(talk) 15:46, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! I hope that I amongst others can bring it up to the GA standards and if you could help us, that would be great! Thanks for taking the time to review it and for not failing it straight away. Greeves (talk contribs) 22:47, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

If you need help...

Greeves, if you need help with any of the MMOs that I know about, feel free to ask. I will be happy to help if I can, but I really only know much about 3 major ones, City of Heroes/Villans, World of Warcraft and the defunct Earth and Beyond. I don't mind helping with wording or proofing on the ones that I don't know. I have a degree in English Lit that I am using as a coaster anyway. Slavlin 22:29, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

I will make sure to and I invite you to join WikiProject MMO! Although you only know about a few games, same here! But we can still use your help. Greeves (talk contribs) 00:18, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank You!

Hey, thanks for the award. I apologize with my lack of participation though. Basically all my Wikipedia time has been going towards the My Chemical Romance related articles and well, my time has been very short on here this month. I've been playing Star Wars Galaxies most of my time so haven't been on here much. But thank you very much, I will try and make sure I deserve this award this next month.  Orfen User Talk | Contribs 20:59, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

You definitely deserve it Orfen! Greeves (talk contribs) 00:18, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

MMO Assessment

Thanks for the reminder. I've actually bumped into a small issue coming up with the regex. It isn't major, but I'm going to have to work on it a little bit longer. I'm going to work from the list of MMO template transclusions and then use the CVG templates. I'll keep you posted. I've definitely been thinking about it for some time. alphachimp 07:51, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! I have no idea about coding (except basic html tags and the like) and I'll imagine that it must be hard. Thank you very much for trying hard and to keep going! Greeves (talk contribs) 00:18, 30 January 2007 (UTC)


Thanks!!! Please remember that new sections start at the bottom of the page, thus I moved this here. Thanks again! Greeves (talk contribs) 22:27, 31 January 2007 (UTC)


I like you have just seen it (in my case because I happened to run across their template) and have said, as you di, that a member list would encourage additional people like us to join. DGG 21:44, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

Huh? I have no idea what you are talking about. Greeves (talk contribs) 21:45, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

First Person Shooters

We might join up with the WP:CVG for this Wikiproject. But I want to know what FPS is?? --Destructo 087 22:43, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

First-person shooter. A shooting video game played in the first person perspective (through the eyes of the player, not over the shoulder, sky view, etc.). FPS can also be frames per second, meaning how many frames in an animation that are shown each second. Greeves (talk contribs) 22:47, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
By the way, I do not think that this should become a task force of WP:CVG over a daughter project to WP:CVG. For instance, look at WP:MMO; it has a whole project for a video game genre. There are even projects for individual games! I think that future WP:FPS deserves its own project. Greeves (talk contribs) 23:09, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Pwn to GA

Yo dawg, I'm down wit dat. If you is willin' to do my favor straight up G pimpin', I'll make you a Flash fo'shizzle. Ai'ght?

Hello. I'm perfectly fine with that. If you're willing to improve my article to a good article atatus, I'll make you a Flaswh animation for sure. All right?

~ Flameviper Who's a Peach? 13:38, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! LOL! I might try to see about getting that done. Greeves (talk contribs) 14:40, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

My Bot

the MMO project was very simple and if there are other WikiProjects that need help please let me know my bot was designed (developed over time into a finely tuned machine) for that kind of work. :) Cheers Betacommand (talkcontribsBot) 18:53, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

I'll make sure to! Thanks again! Greeves (talk contribs reviews) 00:05, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Status & Skins

Hiya! I am wondering if I can get the same code that you have for editing your user interface only I just need the status part. I would like to have a status box on my page yet I don't want to constantly have to go to the page and update it. Thanks in advance! Greeves (talk contribs reviews) 16:03, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

User:Essjay/statuschanger.js and then User:Essjay/Status and User:Essjay/StatusTemplate are what you're looking for. :) Essjay (Talk) 22:49, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Happy birthday !

Nuvola apps cookie.png Happy Birthday, Greeves/Archive 2, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day!

Whatever you wish for on your special day, May each of your wishes come true

Cheers! PeaceNT 01:29, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

Balloons-aj.png The Wikipedia Birthday Committee wishes you a very happy birthday! Enjoy your special day.
Happy Birthday on behalf of WP:BDC. Have a nice day! --Extranet (Talk | Contribs) 01:43, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

Advocacy for Australian Union of Students

Hello Mitch, and happy birthday for yesterday.

This is in reply to your message about your becoming my Advocate for the dispute with Rebecca. You ask what I hope you will achieve from your advocacy. I hope it will result in Rebecca realising that she incorrectly applied Wikipedia's policies, and agreeing to allow my proposed entry to appear in Wikipedia.

I have read the article about conflict of interest and I see what you're driving at. For example, if my kids were attending Ecole Golden Gate Middle School, it would be preferable if I did not write an article about the school. I can see that it is preferable for an article to be written by a disinterested party. The problem is, someone who has no interest in the subject matter is not going to be bothered writing an article.

There are other ways of addressing conflict of interest besides not writing an article. For example, you are a disinterested party as far as the entry for Australian Union of Students goes. So, if you think my article is biased, you can say so, and I can make appropriate changes. Presumably you have gone to the history section of the entry and seen my article that Rebecca deleted.

After I initiated the mediation, Rebecca contacted me with various excuses to justify deleting my article. She said, first, the article was spam. Second, she said there was no evidence of the existence of the Australian Union of Students. Third, she said the Australian Union of Students was not significant enough to justify its inclusion in Wikipedia.

In response, "spam" is a link that will interest a tiny proportion of readers, and has no relevance to the article where it appears. In this case, the name of the article is our name, which other people are forbidden from using by the common law relating to "passing off". If people enter our name in Wikipedia, they might reasonably expect to find a link to our internet site.

As to the existence of our association, this can be verified by going to the government site, and entering our association's name in the search engine.

As to whether we are significant, I point out that all other Australian student associations have entries in Wikipedia. Some of these groups are no more than the committee which runs the canteen. OK, so we haven't to my knowledge appeared in any newspaper. That is because the Australian media is owned by about three media magnates, who are our political opponents. Just because the Nazis didn't allow anything about the French Resistance to appear in the French press, doesn't mean the French Resistance doesn't rate a mention in Wikipedia.

The entry for Australian Union of Students as it stands is defamatory, and contrary to Florida law (where Wikipedia is based), because it asserts our association has been dissolved. In America, you can call a society or company all kinds of nasty names, legally, but you can't say they have been dissolved, unless it happens to be true.

Yes, by all means have a word to Rebecca.

Regards, Wolfgang Borman


I have responded to your request for peer review. My answer can be found here. --User:Krator (t c)

Welcome to the AMA!

Hello Greeves, I see that you have decided to join the AMA. I'll be the first to say welcome! We're always in need of more advocates, especially since were backlogged most of the time. Before heading into your first case, please take some time to familiarize yourself with the AMA FAQ's, the Guide to Advocacy, and the AMA Handbook.

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Sorry, but I removed MMORPG that you recently nominated. Per Wikipedia:Gaming Collaboration of the week/Removed, you can re-nominate an article after 2 months of it being on that page. Thunderbrand 03:54, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Final Fantasy XI

I've gone and added a bunch more references. There are a couple of things I'd like to reference that I haven't been able to find a reference for yet (gilsinks in the FFXI economy, for example) but for the most part I'm pretty satisfied with it now. When you get a chance, would you mind looking at it and passing it for GA if you can, or if not, letting me know what else needs fixing? Thanks a lot! -RaCha'ar 02:45, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

SecondLife as an MMORPG

I'm glad that you saw the same sense that I did in classifying SL as other than an MMORPG. It seems to be argued over a lot on the discussion board, though. I'm interested on your thoughts as to why it isn't, as well (on the discussion for the MMO article anyway). {Caliah 13:30, 25 February 2007 (UTC)}

I removed it from the article for two reasons. (1) It needed a citation and I couldn't have any fact tags when I nominated it for GA (though that was not the main reason) and (2) I do not believe it to be an MMORPG. Let's not get technical with the "persistent universe", but let's go over the acronym itself. Is it massively multiplayer? Yes, it is multiplayer and massive amounts of people are "residents" (I suppose this is where the "persistent universe" part comes in also). It's online (on the Internet). From what I understand from the article, it is role-playing. But is it a game...? It doesn't seem like a game. The article specifically says that it is not a game. It is not in the MMORPG category.
I suppose that maybe I should have brought up the topic on the talk page, but I believe that if someone has a problem, they should see Talk:Second Life and change it there, before it is mentioned in the MMORPG article. I'm glad we see eye to eye. On a side note, if you are often working with MMO-related articles, maybe you should join WIkiProject MMO. Greeves (talk contribs reviews) 18:45, 25 February 2007 (UTC)


Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your tireless contributions to WP:MMO I award you the Tireless Contributor Barnstar. You created and maintained the page from the beginning and still contiue to do so to this day.  Orfen User Talk | Contribs 22:07, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of RuneScape

The article RuneScape you nominated as a good article has failed Symbol unsupport vote.svg, see Talk:RuneScape for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of said article. If you oppose this decision, you may ask for a review. Funpika 01:07, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

{{WikiProject Southern California}}

Pardon the possibly inane question, but why did you change the picture size of the abovementioned template? It is now dificult to even discern what the picture is. Thanks, Brien ClarkTalk 03:10, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Sorry if I messed up the template, I was trying to add a small option to it. I have reverted it now though. Greeves (talk contribs) 12:58, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
That's okay, thanks for trying to improve it, and for fixing it back. Brien ClarkTalk 18:07, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
No problem! Greeves (talk contribs) 18:11, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

WP:UW future?

Hi Greeves,

Sorry for the blatant spam, but you have yourself down as interested at WikiProject user warnings WP:UW. There is a discussion on going here that might be of interest to you about the future of this project. There are two strawpolls on the talk pages and the second one is about the future of the WP:UW project. Now we have the end in sight we are looking at wrapping up the project and merging it with Template messages/User talk namespace WP:UTM and creating a one stop shop for all userspace template issue. As you have yourself down as interested in this project we thought you may have some input on this issue, and would like you to visit the discussion and give any thoughts you may have on the matter. Cheers Khukri 10:22, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Re: Ad banners

I love the ad banners! Great idea! I hate to bug you, but could you get one for WikiProject Video games? Thanks a lot! Greeves (talk contribs) 22:58, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi, thank you for your suggestion; I'll see what I can do – Qxz 22:58, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
Wikipedia:WikiProject Video gamesQxz-ad31.gif
Qxz 23:27, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! Greeves (talk contribs) 23:34, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Hal Riney

Please do not db reliably sourced articles that assert notability. If you want to do an AfD, go for it, but I assure you it will not be deleted. Thanks. Jokestress 03:09, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Sorry! I'll slow down and take a closer look at articles before I at the DB template to them. My apologies, Greeves (talk contribs) 03:11, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost

By all means, if you just want to take occasional stories, there's no commitment. Where you see something that you think might be worth covering (a very notable deletion debate, a policy vote, etc.), just post something at WP:POST/N/O to that effect. If you have any further questions, please let me know, and thanks for offering to volunteer. Ral315 » 05:08, 30 March 2007 (UTC)


I didn't vandalise anything someone added the words "gayass" and "fags" so don't go accusing people of stuff they didn't do. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:06, 30 March 2007 (UTC).

Reply at User talk: to be certain that he/she receives it. Greeves (talk contribs) 19:20, 30 March 2007 (UTC)