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All archives (warning long): User talk:GregAsche/Archive.
Archive1 - August 16 to October 22
Archive2 October 22 to November 15.


RC patrol[edit]

Hi there. I noticed we were both doing RC patrol at the same time and ran into each other. Do you have any advice about how I can help without getting in the way or doing redundant reverts? Or is there something more useful I should do instead? Thanks! Peace, delldot | talk 23:40, 15 November 2005 (UTC)

Thanks, those are handy tools! Although I think using them will take a bit of getting used to. Do you ever notice that when you click on an article in the CDVF it takes you to the wrong article (maybe because it's scrolling)? Or that the page blanks and reloads whenever a new entry is made, making the page kind of flashy? Is there some way I can fix that? Oh yeah, now I don't remember which page we met on, and I can't find it in my watchlist. Thanks again, those tools should be really helpful. Peace, delldot | talk 16:25, 16 November 2005 (UTC)


more vandalism by this user, noted at bottom of talk page User talk: possibly a school.


Thanks for supporting me for adminship. The RfA passed today. I look forward to working with you to make Wikipedia a better place. --Nlu 03:22, 19 November 2005 (UTC)

Neutrai Karta[edit]

Hey Greg r u there?

Thank you![edit]

Blue flowers 1.jpg

Hi GregAsche,

Thank you very much for your support on my RfA. I was both surprised and delighted about the amount of support votes and all the kind words! If I can ever help with anything or if you have any comments about my actions as an admin, please let me know! Regards, JoanneB 14:44, 21 November 2005 (UTC)

GraemeL's RFA[edit]


Hi GregAsche,

I am now an administrator and would like to thank you for your support on my RfA. I was very surprised at the number of votes and amount of and kind comments that I gathered. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I mess up in the use of my new powers. --GraemeL (talk) 15:18, 21 November 2005 (UTC)

RuneScape cheats under attack[edit]

First, thank you for helping control vandals on the page, it's very appreciated. Jagex is attacking the article again only more coordinatedly this time: saying it's POV, instructional, and 'illegal information' and saying it should be deleted. Please comment on the talk page, I can't defend the article all by myself. Thank you VERY much.Jonathan888 (talk) 15:38, 22 November 2005 (UTC)

List of dictators[edit]

Hey there, I would be grateful for your assistance in countering the systematic vandalism of a admin on the List of Dictators page. An administrator is blanking the page every few hours, without any AfD or anything. Yours,

jucifer 23:10, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

RfA thanks[edit]

I'd like to thank you for your support of my RfA, and the compliment. As I wrote, I was looking forward to feedback from the community, and I would like to let you know that you should please feel free to leave any further feedback for me you may have for me in the future at my Talk page. Thanks again. Jkelly 08:41, 25 November 2005 (UTC)

Hi, Greg. I just want to thank you very much for supporting my RfA, and especially for your kind words. I hope I'll make a good job of being an admin. If ever you disagree with any action I take, please don't hesitate to let me know. I'm supposed to be working on an assignment at the moment, and had been reducing my Wikipedia activity, so delayed thanking people, but I'm finding the new rollback button so easy to use that I'm just keeping Wikipedia open on my browser while working on other things, and I thought I'd like to thank at least a few of those who supported me while I'm here. Cheers. AnnH (talk) 22:13, 25 November 2005 (UTC)

History of money[edit]

Jeeze, I deleted the redirect there to make way for a move from History of Money and WP was so slow that somebody managed to re-create the page and get deleted again by you before the move went through. --GraemeL (talk) 23:08, 25 November 2005 (UTC)

Sean Black RfA[edit]

Thank you very much for your support of my RfA. Thanks, in part, to you, I am now an Administrator, and I pledge to use my newfound powers for good rather than evil. Thanks again!--Sean|Black 07:29, 26 November 2005 (UTC)

Protecting User talk pages[edit]

Why did you protect User talk: I would have written the message {{sbox3}} had it not been protected. Georgia guy 01:29, 1 December 2005 (UTC)

Hi, I reverted Trojanpony's edit because an administrator had done the same (I fall into the trap of assuming that admins are always right). In fact, because I recognised that it was a valid edit I encouraged him to propose the change on the talk page. Izehar (talk) 21:16, 6 December 2005 (UTC)


"George W. Bush is a member of the prominent political family" is incorrect since there is clearly more than one prominet political faimily in the US.Geni 23:35, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

But I haven't thanked you yet![edit]

Thanks for voting for me in the first place - btw, Sunday we'll need to roll in a new featured bio on the Law portal; I'm ready to go with Rehnquist! (and I found an image for our next featured pic). Cheers! BD2412 T 21:33, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

Hi GregAsche, Thank you for your support on my RFB. I withdrew it with a final vote of 14/5/2 and am planning on wait awhile before possibly re-applying. Thanks again for your vote. JtkieferT | C | @ ---- 21:02, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

The Black List[edit]

I think that you should be informed that you are on the Black List. I wouldn't worry or anything if I were you, just conceal any personal information he doesn't have about you. No need to make things easy for banned users. Izehar (talk) 18:33, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

input request[edit]

Would you mind looking in on Talk:Jesus H. Christ#"Bored church attendees"? Thanks for your time. Tomertalk 00:27, 22 December 2005 (UTC)


Hello, I wish you and your family a prosperous and happy New Year 2006! We shall surely remain actively involved in the Project Wikipedia. --Bhadani 16:30, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

Happy New Year[edit]

Bratislava New Year Fireworks.jpg

For last year's words belong to last year's language

And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"
Happy New Year! ≈ jossi ≈ t@ 20:24, 31 December 2005 (UTC)


Greg, thanks for your vote. Just wondering what objections you are talking about because all of the examples that have been given are before my last Rfa. They are all old examples from before last Rfa and I said that to the user that mentioned it. Thanks --a.n.o.n.y.m t 05:43, 5 January 2006 (UTC)


Many thanks for your support on my request for adminiship, I'm sure you'll be glad to know the final result was 92/1/0. I am now an administrator and (as always) if I do anything you have issue with, please talk about it with me. --Alf melmac 10:51, 8 January 2006 (UTC)


Pgk's RFA

Thanks for your support on my request for adminship.

The final outcome was (80/3/0), so I am now an administrator. I was flattered by the level of support and the comments, so I'm under real pressure not to disappoint, thus if you have any queries, suggestions or problems with any of my actions as an admin then please leave me a note --pgk(talk) 11:41, 8 January 2006 (UTC)

RfA thanks from rogerd[edit]

Hi GregAsche- Thanks for your support on my RfA. I appreciate the kind words that you used in your comments. If I can be of any service please leave me a message --rogerd 01:25, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

George W. Bush[edit]

See the talk page. Sorry for any confusion. Flcelloguy (A note?) 22:32, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the understanding! Flcelloguy (A note?) 22:35, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

Assertion of Vandelism[edit]

Hello Greg - Vandalism is not my intent. I actually wanted to add verified material to the J.S. entry, but I haven't been able to figure out how to add it properly. Any suggestions on how to procede? It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. (˜˜˜˜)

Thanks, but...[edit]

I hate to inform you that you voted for me twice (see #5). I appreciate the support :-) NoSeptember talk 21:49, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters[edit]

Any chance I might persuade you to reconsider your opposition? Since I was nominated, I'd like it to pass. You raise several issues, that others have mentioned. One is vandalism: indeed, I committed exactly one act of vandalism, and reverted it myself after 3 minutes, 9 months ago, and prior to 95%+ of my WP editing. The other is the 8 month old RfC. That RfC remains as insubstantial now as it was when written: no complaint was stated, and no effort at "resolution" had ever been made. Unfortunately, I think editors unfamiliar with a particular nominee can easily assume "where there's smoke there's fire"; and a few early oppose votes with old grudges can kill a good nomination.

The truth is that I will probably continue to strive to bring a number of controversial topics toward NPOV (whether or not promoted to adminship), and the chance of encountering another spurious RfC against me at some point is almost guaranteed. I've found, over time, that most of those threatening to write one get themselves blocked from WP (either long-term or indefinitely, prior to writing it: I can list about ten examples, literally, of editors who threatened an RfC against me, and have been blocked... not by me, obviously, and for reasons little related to anything I ever did). I really encourage you to look at my answer to one of the questions about how NPOV editors in conflict-prone topics seem to be de facto prevented from adminship, even though such are very much needed.

On the last thing, however, I certainly cannot in good faith make any recusal from editing David Mertz. I may well, in practice, not do so, since it doesn't look like there's going to be anything needing fixing, and it's watchlisted against vandalism by enough editors now. But the principle is just simply wrong, and winning adminship is not worth violating my principles, and more importantly, encyclopedic principles (though it seems pretty clear I could win some votes by telling an untrue sob story about how wrong I was to edit the page on me while conforming with WP:NPOV and WP:NOR). That's not going to change with a couple months, or a year, or a decade: an unreflective ban on editors working on topics they are knowledgeable is just plain wrong. Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters 17:58, 20 January 2006 (UTC)


See also Wikipedia:Long term abuse/MilkMan

Anti-Porn Guy[edit]


i want to delete the Anti-Porn Guy/David McNamara entry. I would also like to see the history removed, please. David McNamara 02:48, 21 January 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the offer for deletion help. I appreciate it.

Capital building image[edit]

The image you recently added appears to be copyrighted by Theresa T. Khayyam. Did she grant permission for it to be used? If so, please add such a notice to the image page. Just because an image appears on a government website does not mean it was "produced by the Federal goverment" and is public domain. Kaldari 03:09, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

In order for a work to automatically be in the public domain it must have been produced as part of the job of a federal employee, for example a Forestry worker taking photographs to document a forest fire. There is no evidence this photo was produced as part of Theresa's job, and even if there was, she does not appear to be a federal employee. Works of state governments are usually not in the public domain (California being the only exception I know of). It's unfortunate really that there is so little material available in the public domain. Maybe one day we won't have such restrictive copyright laws. Well I can dream at least :) Kaldari 04:06, 21 January 2006 (UTC)


You made the edit:

03:47, 21 January 2006 (hist) (diff) Template:NowCommons (capitalization)

This was wrong; the correct captialization was already there. I've reverted, just letting you know. JesseW, the juggling janitor 04:46, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

NoSeptember's RfA[edit]

Since you voted for me twice, this is my second opportunity to thank you for your support :-). Thank you, Greg, for your support in my RfA. If you ever need for anything, please contact me. I will do my best in my new role and welcome your feedback. NoSeptember talk 11:47, 22 January 2006 (UTC)


Re. User talk:Salmaakbar, it seems that the IP address which blanked the page is the user herself. Tintin Talk 00:05, 25 January 2006 (UTC).

NPOV Disputes Backlog[edit]

I was looking at the NPOV Disputes page seeing if I could clear up any backlog. There is a NPOV tag on the user talk page of User_talk:B1link82. This user is permanently banned and I'm not quite sure what a NPOV tag is doing on a user talk page. The page is protected from editing so could you please remove the tag? Thanks. Paul Cyr 15:04, 25 January 2006 (UTC)


thanks for leaving your comment I have replied User:Adam1213/Improvements --Adam1213 Talk + 15:35, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Stub Sorting[edit] Sorry for the extra work! - Stephanie Daugherty (Triona) - Talk - Comment - 03:45, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

3RR violation Kelly Martin RfC[edit]

Since you blocked Tznkai for violating the 3RR rule in Wikipedia talk:Requests for comment/Kelly Martin, I would like to point out that Dschor has also effectively done the same thing. After reverting three times on 26 January 2006 between 1906 and 2109 EST, Dschor moved the page to Wikipedia talk:Requests for comment/Kelly Martin/Protected, and then "recovered" the disputed information on 27 January 2006 at 0735 EST. -- Dalbury(Talk) 12:52, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Succesful RfA![edit]

Glass-Ball.jpg Thank you for your support during my RfA! The community has decided to make me an administrator, and there's work to be done. I look forward to seeing you around the project in the future, and if you see me do anything dumb, let me know right away! Regards, CHAIRBOY () 23:21, 27 January 2006 (UTC)


I saw that you protected the 1998-99 NBA season article. Are you aware of the history of the vandal, given here.

Fred Bauder looked into this guy. But he has not been encouraging; he basically said that since the user is using a range of IPs from the Chicago Public Library there is nothing that can be done. Appeals to WP:VIP and WP:ANI (repeated) have brought nothing. I have written to the library but I doubt that they will be able to help.

Is it true that nothing can be done? I would like a nice long one or two-week block on the entire IP range. I'm looking for someone willing to do that.

I don't think it will help. The person is genuinely demented and obsessive. He has repeatedly sworn to never, ever give up, and I believe him. However, he may lack the resources to move easily to locations other than the library. I think a one or two-week block will not discourage him, but it might.

Will you do this.

[cc: Curps who recently protected the George Reeves article from the same person.]


RE your comments on 3RR violation on Jonathan Sarfati.


As 58 was attempting to point out, I was banned on the third (not fourth) revert, where Duncharris was involved in the edits. He was reverting by placing disputed/unsourced material back into the article (various "some critics"), he didn't document talk at first, still hasn't shown that the many instances of "some critics" in that section is cited--just claimed they were, he marked all these major reverts as minor, then it looks like he got a friend to follow in his 'reverts' (who is arguing in commentary rather than in Talk). The main point, however, is that someone involved in editing [1] shouldn't be blocking another (opposing) user, and certainly shouldn't be allowed to do it on the third revert. agapetos_angel 01:39, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your reply Greg. I would request that you also review Jonathan Sarfati talk, where they have now tagteamed and Guettarda is making accusations in comments, rather than coming to talk and explaining her position. The first was a revert claiming that "some critics" was sourced (and I showed in Talk where they are not, thereby invalidating that entire section). The latest accusation is where I put in a single space after the picture in the article so the system would allow a note for Guettarda to come to talk and explain her opinion. Instead, she accused me of a whitewash and reverted again. These bullying techniques and actions of hers and Duncharris' are not appropriate. Could you please take a moment to comment? agapetos_angel 23:52, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
Thanks anyway Greg agapetos_angel 07:33, 30 January 2006 (UTC)


Why should I not have blocked the IP for block evasion? Guettarda 03:12, 29 January 2006 (UTC)


I can't tell you how strongly I disagree with your comments about there being nothing in the blocking policy about blocking for no article edits. We're here to write an encyclopedia and this fellow isn't doing that; he is here expressly and solely to "challenge the establishment". This is not a chat forum. I'll not block again unless I see further cause, but the corollary of this is that I will reinstate the block if he continues as he has done. --Tony Sidaway|Talk 06:20, 29 January 2006 (UTC)


The page that you locked last week is still locked. How do we go about getting it unlocked? The edit war that was taking place was quite minor and all parties have been posting over the last few days. Agreement in principle has been made as to how to proceed but there are key "heavyweights" in the Christianity areas who are notable by their absence. The only way we will find out if the agreed compromise will stand is by putting it in the main article at which point those who disagree will make their presence known. I fear that while the article is locked we are getting a false view of the status quo as these editors are busy elsewhere and while the article looks fine and dandy to them the're not bothering to post. SOPHIA 10:15, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks - I think everyone wants to move forward now so will behave.SOPHIA 23:54, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
It's not looking good... --Oscillate 19:48, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
There has been more fun and games on this page resulting in a user being blocked again. One other user has been winding the situation up in my opinion and I protested on his talk page. He obviously didn't like what I'd written so he deleted it from his talk page. Being fairly new to this I thought you couldn't do this - am I wrong? (Sorry to bug you with this but I know you aren't connected and being an admin I assume you know the rules! SOPHIA 18:39, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
The banned user User:robsteadman was asking for it as he had reverted too many times (in his view reverting vandalism but that is of course his POV). The winding up user was User:Gator1 the offending comments were on Rob's user page [2].I added this to Gator1's page [3] which he removed so I put it back and answered his requests on my talk page to justify calling him a troll [4]. I could have added his less than neutral comments on the Jesus page [5] which he did have the good sense to line through soon afterwards. On my talk page User talk:SOPHIA are his comments to me - he stands by and regrets nothing that he wrote. I'm not too keen on his slightly threatening attitude but can let that pass as I'm not the touchy type.
This has all the hall marks of a petty "he said - she said" pointless debate so I'm not asking for anything to be done - it just seems unfair that Rob as a ban and Gator1 thinks he's a been a good wikipedian - I suppose that's life. I just wanted to check the rules and get an external view in case it does get nasty again - Rob's ban is over now. Thanks for looking at this. SOPHIA 19:46, 12 February 2006 (UTC)


Care to explain why you treated an admin like a vandal? Using Fair use images on the Main Page is avoided since they are not being used in their article. We use free pictures whenever possible (and it is almost always possible to find a free image on a topic). Disagreeing with it doesn't really justify the use of rollback. -Splashtalk 00:21, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

I didn't realize the previous picture was FU, and, since I thought it was more descriptive, I was confused as why it was replaced. Also, there was no edit summary to explain this. As for using rollback, I guess I shouldn't have, howerver, I don't think rollback should be limited to vandalism only reverts. -Greg Asche (talk) 00:23, 7 February 2006 (UTC)
Yes, Anonym has a habit of never using edit summaries. I'm going to leave a message. Easy on old rollback, eh, since your 'edit summary' wasn't a great deal more useful than Anonym's blank one. -Splashtalk 00:30, 7 February 2006 (UTC)


Hello, GregAsche! Could I ask you to be a bit more careful when unprotecting images tagged with {{mprotected}}? You unprotected two images which I had already protected and tagged earlier today (at approximately 00:30 UTC), both of which will appear on the main page tomorrow (in less than an hour now.) I find that looking at the "what links here" is useful; it tells you which template/pages link to there, and the pages for the FA and selected anniversaries have the date in the page name. Thanks a lot! Flcelloguy (A note?) 23:19, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

My apologies, I didn't realize images were protected so far in advance, and I assumed they were images that had already appeared on the main page. Sorry about that. -Greg Asche (talk) 23:23, 7 February 2006 (UTC)
No problem, although I generally only protect things one day in advance. I've seen longer, though. Sorry for any confusion. Thanks! Flcelloguy (A note?) 23:26, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

Lack of memory on my part[edit]

Thanks for paticipating in my rfa discussion, but on another note, have we met before...? I cannot remember ever crossing paths with you previously. -ZeroTalk 00:31, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Maybe not directly, but I have been active at Talk:George W. Bush including discussions regarding semi-protection, as have you. -Greg Asche (talk) 00:32, 11 February 2006 (UTC)
Replied on talkpage. -ZeroTalk 00:35, 11 February 2006 (UTC)
Indeed, I am. I do disagree with your views of when and why the article should be semi'd, but that is not the reason I am opposing, it is the way I have seen you conduct yourself in those discussions. -Greg Asche (talk) 00:38, 11 February 2006 (UTC)
I've made a second reply. (I ussually reply on my talkpage only) -ZeroTalk 00:43, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Unprotection of Mahatma Gandhi[edit]

Next time you unprotect, please remove the sprotect tags as well from the article. You may also want to check Wikipedia:Protected_page#Semi-protection so as to understand the rationale and envisaged period of protection there. You should also be removing the entry of the article from the protection page once you unprotect an entry. --Gurubrahma 17:29, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

My RFA[edit]

Thank you for supporting me in my successful RFA. The admin tools will definitely be useful for dealing with vandalism more swiftly. Please drop a note on my talk page, should you have questions about any of my actions. -Kmf164 (talk | contribs) 02:33, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

IP Address / Vandalism[edit]

I've noticed the talk page for my ip address,, contains a lot of warnings against vandalism. Just wanted to inform you that this IP address is indeed that of a primary school, and so blocking edits from this address would be a good idea if you haven't already done so.

I'd also like to apologise on behalf of the students responsible for the vandalism. They're probably not sorry, but it's the thought that counts, right?

Cheers, Tom McLean (Technician, Montpellier Primary School)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince[edit]

I saw your comments on this page's talk page. During the same time, I browsed through the extra article at Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Summary and managed to squeak a concept or two out of this to merge into the main page, but it was almost entirely info that we already had. I wasn't sure about the procedure for that extra page; it doesn't seem to meet WP:CSD, but can it be speedied anyway under WP:IAR or WP:UCS? Or should we just WP:PROD it? Well, thanks for all your help, and let me know what will be done with this page so I can continue to learn policy in borderline cases like this. EWS23 | (Leave me a message!) 05:46, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

As the pages is copied verbatim from the Harry Potter wiki, I think it should be deleted. I was considering using WP:IAR to speedy it, but i neglected to. I think, for now, WP:PROD would be the best way to go. However, if you think another way would be better, be bold and go ahead with it. -Greg Asche (talk) 15:12, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

I figured I'd point out...[edit]

...that [6] is a school IP adress.

Neurophone article AFD[edit]

Someone is trying to delete this article, can you make a vote and write at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Neurophone. --JimmyT 12:09, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:Clapton low res.jpg[edit]

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Freedom of movement[edit]

Greetings, G.A. I'm aiming to get Freedom of movement (a fascinating and important topic) up to featured article status by summer. Anything you can add - even if just a sentence or an inkling of information - would be appreciated. Cheers! BD2412 T 00:51, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

  • P.S. - respond here, my talk page is closed for remodeling. BD2412 T 00:54, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

He is Risen[edit]

Jacopo Pontormo 026.jpg

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!
our salvation have procured, Alleluia!
now above the sky he's King, Alleluia!

where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

-- Psy guy Talk 05:59, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Daniel Brandt[edit]

I'd like to invite you to review and participate in the discussion at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Daniel Brandt. This is not a request for your endorsement, simply a request for your participation in the discussion. Thank you. -- Malber (talk · contribs) 18:20, 15 May 2006 (UTC)


Long talk page[edit]

Greetings! Your talk page is getting a bit long in the tooth - please consider archiving your talk page (or ask me and I'll archive it for you). Cheers! BD2412 T 23:48, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

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Minnesota meetup[edit]

A meetup of Wikipedians in Minnesota is proposed: please stop by the discussion page if interested. Jonathunder 02:03, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Reminder: Meetup October 29, one o'clock, Mall of America. Jonathunder 20:03, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image (Image:To Kill A Mockingbird cover.jpg)[edit]

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WP:CVU status[edit]

The Wikipedia:Counter-Vandalism Unit project is under consideration to be moved to {{inactive}} and/or {{historical}} status. You have been identified as a project member and your input as to this matter would be welcomed at WT:CVU#Inactive.3F. Thank you. Delivered on behalf of user:xaosflux 01:24, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


How do you revert an edit? AR Argon 22:12, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Minnesota Admins[edit]

Hi Greg, I'd like to get in touch with you for a project I'm working on about administrator's expereinces with Wikipedia. I'm based out of Minnesota and have been trying to talk to people who live around here. What's the best way to send you some questions? --Sandboxes unite talk 22:03, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Minnesota Meetup[edit]

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Minnesota Meetup
Sunday, 2007-10-07, 1:00 p.m. (13:00)
Pracna on Main
117 Main SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Please pass this on! RSVP here.

Spam delivered by Jonathunder 16:53, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Vandalism Warning[edit]

Hello Greg Asche,

I am I received a warning from you about removing content from Madhuri Mehta. I'm not sure why I received this, because I have never visited such a page, much less edited it. I'm sorry if there has been any confusion and want to let you know that I am committed to helping insure accuracy and completeness of content on Wikipedia. Thank you for your watchfulness, but I believe that I received the warning in error. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:44, 20 October 2007 (UTC)


Replaceable fair use Image:Donohue.png[edit]

Replaceable fair use

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I have not made any changes nor did I anything, please send me the articles where I "write" thanks -- (talk) 10:46, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

WP:Hornbook -- a new WP:Law task force for the J.D. curriculum[edit]

Hi GregAsche,

I'm asking Wikipedians who are interested in United States legal articles to take a look at WP:Hornbook, the new "JD curriculum task force".

Our mission is to assimilate into Wikipedia all the insights of an American law school education, by reducing hornbooks to footnotes.

  • Over the course of a semester, each subpage will shift its focus to track the unfolding curriculum(s) for classes using that casebook around the country.
  • It will also feature an extensive, hyperlinked "index" or "outline" to that casebook, pointing to pages, headers, or {{anchors}} in Wikipedia (example).
  • Individual law schools can freely adapt our casebook outlines to the idiosyncratic curriculum devised by each individual professor.
  • I'm encouraging law students around the country to create local chapters of the club I'm starting at my own law school, "Student WP:Hornbook Editors". Using WP:Hornbook as our headquarters, we're hoping to create a study group so inclusive that nobody will dare not join.

What you can do now:

1. Add WP:Hornbook to your watchlist, {{User Hornbook}} to your userpage, and ~~~~ to Wikipedia:Hornbook/participants.
2. If you're a law student,
(You don't have to start the club, or even be involved in it; just help direct me to someone who might.)
3. Introduce yourself to me. Law editors on Wikipedia are a scarce commodity. Do knock on my talk page if there's an article you'd like help on.

Regards, Andrew Gradman talk/WP:Hornbook 20:24, 2 August 2009 (UTC)Andrew Gradman talk/WP:Hornbook 04:40, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Minnesota Meetup[edit]

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Proposed date: Saturday, October 10.
Details under discussion.
Please share this with anyone who may be interested.

Delivered by Jonathunder (talk) 22:41, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Suspension of admin privileges due to inactivity[edit]

Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative privileges of users who have been inactive for one year, meaning administrators who have made neither any edits nor any logged actions in over one year. As a result of this discussion, your administrative privileges have been removed pending your return. If you wish to have these privileges reinstated, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e., as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised and that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions). This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. RL0919 (talk) 21:31, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Notice of change[edit]

Hello. You are receiving this message because of a recent change to the administrator policy that alters what you were told at the time of your desysopping. The effect of the change is that you will not longer be able to request restoration of the tools because of your prior inactivity. You have until December 30, 2012 to request restoration or else the policy will prevent you from doing so in the future; you would need to seek a new WP:RFA. Until December 30, you can file a request at WP:BN for review by the crats. Thank you. MBisanz talk 04:22, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

(delivered by mabdul 23:25, 3 December 2012 (UTC))

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability 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, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:00, 23 November 2015 (UTC)