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Welcome back[edit]

We missed you. Raul654 18:51, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Are you back?[edit]

Please be back to stay for a bit. Welcome back, hope you had a chance to sort out whatever sent you away in the first place. -- Francs2000 02:06, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

Hello![edit]

Hi there! Nice seeing you again. Hope you stick around :-) --HappyCamper 02:14, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

I'm not expecting to be online as much over the next few days so...

User:Francs2000/Christmas

-- Francs2000 09:18, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

Welcome back![edit]

Picea mariana cones.jpg

Hi Grunt - welcome back and 'appy Crismus! - MPF 14:56, 23 December 2005 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!![edit]

MERRY CHRISTMAS, Grunt! A well deserved pressy!--Santa on Sleigh 22:00, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

Photo removal[edit]

The photo of a kitten on your user page had been incorrectly labeled as being in the public domain. In reality, it is a stock photo that has not been licensed for Wikipedia, so I had to remove it. I hope you can find a suitable replacement if that is important to you. --Michael Snow 02:10, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

John Dufresne[edit]

I looked in the history and you had created the stub. I worked on it a bit today, but have run out of time. Maybe you could help? Otherwise, I'll add it to my projects. Thanks!--Beth Wellington 20:54, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

Page for deletion[edit]

Revolution within the form is up for deletion. I ask for a vote for transwiki. Thanks. WHEELER 00:18, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

* orudge grunts[edit]

Are you still around, me old mucker? Missing you in #tycoon ;) orudge 17:20, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Situation of administrator abuse[edit]

Hi, I'm in a potentially awkward position with an Administrator. I have read the Wiki pages on dispute resolution but I'm still not sure how to proceed.

The Admin ContiE has a personal grudge against me for reasons I do not fully understand. He has been this way since I began frequenting wikipedia.

I have done work improving the furvert article. He has basically gone on a crusade against any edit I make. He controls every furry category article and several others ruthlessly. He is an iron fist and bans anyone he edit wars with. I had uploaded pictures and he deleted them with no talking. He seems to believe I am every person he has had an edit war against. He is always using personal attacks, calling me troll without reason. I uploaded them again and he voted them for deleted, but to his surprise the person who runs the images, thank you Nv8200p, found they were acceptable once I tagged them properly. Just recently he removed both the images without himself discussing it in the talk page (unless he was the same person who discussed only one) with the edit here [1] Then ContiE assumed bad faith, added his constant insult of troll in the talk page. It appears on a completed different wiki, a comedy one in all things, somebody else stole my username and I believe this was Conti himself and uploaded them. ContiE showed it as his reason. While vandalism like his, I would revert and mention it, he would ban me permanently if I undid his edit. That is why I am asking admins for help. He holds a couple of accounts on wikipedia and I think they are administrators so I have to be careful who I tell about this. Arights 06:21, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

Please be my advocate / request for RfC[edit]

I am seeking a RfC from [2] User:Woggly but have been told that it has not been filed. Could you kindly assist me in filing this RfC and being free of her open and destructive harassment. Thank you. IsraelBeach 08:40, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

Image:CTrain Somerset1.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Hello from the Mediation Committee[edit]

Dear Mediators Emeriti:

I'm writing to all former/inactive mediators (now called "Mediators Emeriti" to emphasize the ability of any mediator to return at will to active participation on the Committee), to encourage each of you to share your wisdom and experience on the Committee by commenting on requests by new individuals to join the Committee.

The current Committee respects and appreciates the time you spent on the Committee, and the insight you can provide, and encourages you to take part in these discussions. Additionally, any mediator emeritus who has the time and would like to return to active mediation would be welcomed with great enthusiasm.

Yours respectfully, Essjay (TalkConnect) 02:26, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

(I recognize that many of you left the Committee to go on to other responsibilities, particularly Arbitration and the Board, but we still welcome your input on new committee members and encourage your participation. Please don't feel guilty if you cannot participate; we just want to remind everyone that they are welcome to do so.)

RE: Johnny Lee Clary - Please help[edit]

Hey there, my name is Nick, my username is Potters house and I have encountered a problem with trying to provide any information about Johnny Lee Clary. I have posted this post off to other staff members also. I am not sure if this is the best route to resolve this, but can think of no other way.

The article Johnny Lee Clary has been deleted. I have known Johnny through telephone conversations and email for a short time now (about 3-4 months). He recently came and shared his life story in for our church group for the first time just two weeks ago. Before I met Johnny I became interested in his story i.e. his conversion from the head of the KKK in the US, to being a Christian Minister who now teaches against race hate groups. I found the article Johnny Lee Clary as it still is today, deleted, except for some small talk. If you read the talk you see what I have said at the time (notice I have gotten no reply, probable my fault as I don’t know heaps about WIKI policy). From my understanding Johnny Lee Clary was posting as The KingOfDixie and looks like he tried to change a few things on Wiki concerning the KKK. While this is a controversial subject, Johnny being the former leader of the KKK would probably know a thing or two and be able to contibute, but that’s another story. He eventually made an article about himself i.e. Johnny Lee Clary. Johnny being quite new to Wiki and ignorant of rules of conduct found himself at odds with some admins and had his site deleted.

Whilst observing Johnny over the last 3-4 months I have noticed that he is very outspoken against race hate groups such as the Neo Nazis, Skinheads, KKK etc. This, more often than not, lands Johnny in the hot seat. He has experienced persecution from racist groups for his departure from the KKK and voiced opinions against these racist organizations on his webpage, www.xkkk.org. Johnny has also received multiple death threats.

Because of his bold stance against these racist groups Johnny has become accustomed to hatred directed at him by those same groups. Johnny concluded that perhaps the guy who deleted the page Johnny Lee Clary was a white supremist. I am hoping to clear this up. Before he told me this, I started to create J L Clary, after hearing nothing from posting in user talk on Johnny Lee Clary's article. I wasn't 10 minutes into the J L Clary article when it was issued a deletion notice, and then before I had time to reply (about 5 minutes) it was deleted! I was amazed. I told this to Johnny and he said the main reason he was told that he couldn't have an article was because he was not prominent enough.

Johnny has a very famous testimony and has been on multiple TV shows like Oprah, Donahue, Jerry Springer, etc, and even recently when he preached in our town he made front page news, a double spread on his life, and the local ABC interviewed him live, which is not bad for our town (LISMORE NSW Australia) See http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Kerry&dir=prev&offset=20050327125109&limit=500&action=history .

When David Wilkerson came to our town hardly anyone knew or cared, yet David Wilkerson is allowed an article (and rightfully so), but more people know of Johnny. As to whether he is famous or not, just Google search him and see all the TV interviews and radio interviews he does. He hangs with some of the most prominent Christian leaders in Australia. Besides this, just being the former KKK leader should be enough for an article (he doesn't even get a mention in the KKK one, and would be deleted). He was also a Pro Wrestler. So he is prominent in Christian circles, he is prominent amongst race hate groups, and he is also prominent in the WWE wrestling.

Johnny asked me to test the waters for him to see if he was being persecuted by someone from a race hate group. So I created some sites, John Clary Wade Watts and Operation Colorblind - the name of Johnny's Ministry. These have been fine until yesterday. I cannot understand why these sites are just issued a deletion notice? Just because they mention JLC? I was hoping to discuss these things but they are just deleted. The one on Wade Watts is about a black gospel preacher who was one of the leaders in the civil rights movement in the US and was good friends with Martin Luther King. He took Johnny Clary under his wing and even ordained Johnny as a minister (to this day Johnny is the only white man ordained in the All Black Baptist Church). But his article is up for deletion because I mentioned Clary and had a link.

That is why I am writing to you to see if you can help. It seems to me that the person(s) deleting all articles which even mention Johnny Lee Clary has an agenda. I thought that wikipedia admins had to keep a neutral stance on every article. It seems like this guy has a vendetta against JLC. Why delete the Wade Watts article. That is guilt by association and could be proof that all deletions are because of racial discrimination! I hope this is not the case and would think that it is politically motivated, as Johnny is a strong supporter of George Bush and Antaeus Feldspar of Kerry.

See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Kerry&dir=prev&offset=20050327125109&limit=500&action=history This shows how Antaeus Feldspar supports Kerry, which is fine, but Johnny is a strong supporter of Bush.

My hope is that Johnny will be able to have an article like any other famous person, minister, former KKK leader, or pro wrestler, and that Johnny and anyone connected with him and his ministry will in future have certain rules set in place that do not allow the wholesale deletion of the articles associated with him, but that they will be at least discussed.

I thank you for reading this long winded post. I have only been using WIKI for about a year myself so I need your help, I don't really know what else to do. I hope you can help. I personally think that Johnny's story is one that is beneficial to the cause of reconciliation between races and to the3 unity of society as a whole. It would be a shame if WIKI became known for having covert racists. Of course I hope that this is a misunderstanding and that all will be cleared up soon.

Here are some links that might help.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wade_Watts

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:TheKingOfDixie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Colorblind

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Threeafterthree

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Potters_house

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Deletion_policy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Antaeus_Feldspar

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Kerry&dir=prev&offset=20050327125109&limit=500&action=history This shows how Antaeus Feldspar supports Kerry, which is fine, but Johnny is a strong supporter of Bush. Perhaps the bias is political and not racial?

The link for page: John Clary has already been deleted!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Alabamaboy

Please notice that his link was taken from the KKK site the same day:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ku_Klux_Klan&diff=prev&oldid=65690238

then

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ku_Klux_Klan&diff=next&oldid=65690238

Also note his contributions: Featured articles: · African American literature -- My first featured article. Thanks to everyone who gave feedback. While I didn't start the article, I obsessed on it for an entire month and wrote most of the copy. · Ku Klux Klan -- I began work on this article after it became a featured article. Since then I've mediated several editorial disputes on the article (including one of which kept the article from being delisted as a FA) and made a large number of edit. Potters house 00:20, 27 July 2006 (UTC) Nick.

soulseek userbox[edit]

Hiya. Ive just created a new (and better, imo) userbox for soulseek and i thought is share it. you can look at it here. this new box allows you to share your soulseek username in the box itself. also, it adds your userpage to a category called "soulseek users". if you dont like the box but you want to be in the catergory just add [[Category: Soulseek users]]. anyhoo, just thought id let you know. -(chubbstar) talk | contrib | 06:36, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Need help - I feel intimidated by cop who is editor[edit]

Hi, I am reaching out to you with an odd situation even for Wikipedia. I attempted to edit the article on John Littlechild 1who led the first Special Irish Branch for the UK police and who also investigated the Jack the Ripper and Oscar Wilde cases. I saw that the article only touched on the career points of the subject. I noted that the formation of the Special Branch was opressive to the Irish and that Littlechild has a homophobe for his prosecution of Wilde.

These edits were promptly removed several times by editor Ben W. Bell 2 - a pro British Irishman. The editor Necrothesp 3 -- who authored the article -- also removed various entries. I even reduced the entry to say that the formation of the Special Branch was oppressive to the Irish and nothing more. This too was removed under the excuse that I was offering a POV and not a neutral objective fact.

I was going to get administrators to act as third parties but became intimidated by one simple fact -- on Necrothesp's user page its states that he is a British cop and a member of the U.K. Territorial army. I could go on forever talking about why the British police should not be allowed to edit articles on Northern Ireland but that would be useless. I travel in the UK a great deal and the police have special powers to trace users of any BBS system.

Necrothesp and Ben W. Bell also kept posting on my talk page after I said I felt intimidated. I asked them nicely to leave unitl after the editing conflict wass resolved but they still kept posting. I feel very intimidated. I would like to revise the article with more solid sources but fear being ganged up on again by Necorthesp the cop and his friend Ben W. Bell. In the last entry he made on my talk page Necorthest suggested I leave Wikipedia altogether which is very intimidating coming from someone who is a policeman 4.

I would still like to edit the article but would like you or some other advocate to watch what is being said and done. Please help!

I look forward to hearing from you.

617USA 30 July 2006 (UTC)

group behavior health panics etc.[edit]

I saw you were editing the group behavior page. A link to the page "moral panics" is on the Group Behavior page. Is there a page for panics in general (moral panics, health panics, etc.)? Is there a page for health panics (crack babies, lyme disease, Legionnaire's disease, maybe morgellons), etc)? It's been about 20 years since I studied sociology in college, so if I'm out of date, be nice about it. Jonathan Tweet 16:34, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Peer-Directed Projects Center[edit]

Please avoid protecting pre-emptively using semi-protection. In some casesm where heavy vandalism has occured repeatedly after unprotection, and a key event just occured, it might be justified, but usually its better to revert any vandalism and see if it actually turns out bad enough to need it.Voice-of-All 21:39, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Surely creating one of the Barnstars is worth a Barnstar in itself. Good job!

Sharkface217 23:37, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Be careful...[edit]

http://wcbstv.com/topstories/local_story_305235233.html - crz crztalk 05:14, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

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Welcomebot[edit]

After a recent discussion in the village pump concerning a welcomebot, I was wondering how I would go about creating this new bot. Is further discussion necessary or do I have to notify anyone? - Pheonix15 23:42, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

living person biography[edit]

I added the template because it seems to me that the claim that grunt smells bad is original research. It is a claim that can be harmful, and needs to be properly referenced. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.86.74.135 (talk) 03:03, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

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Contact help[edit]

If you can help here: User_talk:Sade#Contact_us, it would be appreciated. RlevseTalk 19:42, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Help:Javascript[edit]

Hellow, I need some help for using javascripts in HTML. I am trying to make collapsiple unordered lists. Please see the following unordered list. I want that if I click on "Windows", then 1998, 2000, XP and Vista will be shown; and if I again click on "Windows", then 1998, 2000, XP and Vista will be collapsed. I want to apply this to all components of the list. Please show me the structure. You can contact me to my talk page. --Amit (Talk | Contribs) 11:33, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

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Will everybody please pardon Adam H. he is drunk again, using my computer without authority and miserable that Grunt seems to snub him for a while already. Sorry Grunt, I know this is embarrassing for you. Adam has been lead to the guestroom and will probably sleep now. See you next Thursday for rehearsal, Doug may come too (trumpet turned up again, though damaged). Irene —Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.233.81.180 (talk) 23:49, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Happy Birthday (2012)[edit]

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MSI page[edit]

Hi Grunt, You seem to be one of the 1st (named) editors of the article on MSI / Micro-Star International. Since December 2012 it has the 'advert' template on it and it still reads like an advertisement. Don't know if you are still active on this page, but if you are: maybe you can have a look at it and try to make it a bit more neutral. If you are no longer active on this page just ignor this message (and feel free to remove it from your talk page). Cheers, Tonkie (talk) 20:06, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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We miss you! Perhaps this wiki-kitten can guide you back!

Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:39, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

MfD nomination of User:Grunt/User ta-0[edit]

Ambox warning orange.svg User:Grunt/User ta-0, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Grunt/User ta-0 and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of User:Grunt/User ta-0 during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. —Keφr 12:07, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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File:Banstar.png listed for discussion[edit]

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A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Banstar.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for discussion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 09:17, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Nomination of Cinnzeo for deletion[edit]

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