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Fantastic![edit]

Billy-o gets back on the saddle for further wiki-adventures.. "Let's roll!"
This user jumped the shark long ago

Good God! You're back. What a treat. Wishing all is well with you, dear friend. As always, — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 18:30, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

A great personal disappointment, that. But it does indeed seem you are back! So.... xylophones at the ready, folks, by George!! Martinevans123 (talk) 18:58, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

(edit conflict)Quick off the mark Martin, but you forgot to sign. — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 19:02, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

With Billy back, I think we all need a sign sign. Martinevans123 (talk) 19:03, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
Aw, don't bring that old religion in 'ere, now! — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| —
Hahaha. Cheers Gareth, so great to hear from you, I do hope you're well as well. Sadly, I've been drawn in by the latest drama and thought I'd better do a spot of tidying / random editing while I was here. And heya Martin, you old plinky plonker! Hillbillyholiday talk 19:18, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
I'm feeling fine, thanks. Cheese of truth, indeed! — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 19:30, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
Join the hillifantastic choir (and praise the courageous woman who unblocked)! Had to think of my kafkaesque restrictions a lot lately and will not forget your tree of consolation. More dangerous thought on arbitration on my talk, but festive music also in the air. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:33, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
Hi Gerda, glad to see you're still here, and hard at work as ever. Yes, quite a stand Yngvadottir's taking there, and she wouldn't be the first mop-holder to take a bullet for Eric; but didn't he say he was never coming back? Anyway, doubt I'll be Bach for good, but I'll certainly be sticking around to see what happens next. Hillbillyholiday talk 20:00, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
Stick around for joy, support Sibelius ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:15, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
Edit summary ... what can I say? ... you are the Master. — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 20:03, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
aw shucks, well I learnt from the the best... Hillbillyholiday talk
Boombastic? I thought they called you Shagger Billy, not Shaggy Holliday?? Martinevans123 (talk) 20:10, 23 October 2015 (UTC) He was only never coming back after a month. (.. or was it a fourteenth month?) But a mere 23 hours... he actually could have stopped breathing, as User:Davey2010 seemed to be recommending?
Shagger billy? How very solidare you! Hillbillyholiday talk (mmhmm, this'll be the fifteenth time!)
Ah-ha! So... fed up with cyber-hacking and demanding a ransom, you turn up here to peddle your infamous brand of self-help baloney!! Is nowhere sacred?? Martinevans123 (talk) 21:11, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
Piddle peddle! "You"? Surely "your" — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 08:59, 25 October 2015 (UTC)
As you well know, Gareth, the keyboard on this laptop was produced at a time when Bill Gates was still in nappies, and since then has been used as a handy device for collecting toast crumbs and nail parings. That's my excuse and I am sticking to it (literally). I often set out to write proper sentences but seem to end up writing complete nonsense! So please feel free to introduce even a modicum of sense where you see fit. Martinevans123 (talk) 10:04, 25 October 2015 (UTC) I think my keyboard us almost as lethal as a Manchester xylophone!!
Tell me about it. I recently took a straw to my old keyboard and recovered almost a whole henry.. ...Happy daze Hillbillyholiday talk

South Summit (Everest)[edit]

I agree you on the premise but re-proding the article isn't going to go anywhere. I listed it at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/South Summit (Everest). -- Ricky81682 (talk) 05:31, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Ricky. I was only reverting whoever that was going on a 'vandalism' spree, I didn't really have an opinion regarding the article. But yeah, I guess it probably should be debated first. Cheers. Hillbillyholiday talk 05:51, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

United Airlines Flight 826[edit]

Hi, the above article was prodded and deprodded back in August 2015 - see this diff. Prod can only be used once, so if you think it does not meet the guidelines, I think your only option is to take it to WP:AFD. Regards, AtHomeIn神戸 (talk) 10:58, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Heya, AtHomeIn神戸. I was only reverting an IP who was mass de-prodding articles. See AN/I report here. Hillbillyholiday talk 11:15, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
Well how about that, he managed to accidentally do one thing right amongst the vandalism. What's the saying about stopped clocks being correct twice a day? AtHomeIn神戸 (talk) 11:30, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
Even a dead pig occasionally swallows an acorn..? Allegedly. Hillbillyholiday talk 11:53, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
Touché :) AtHomeIn神戸 (talk) 05:29, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

Use of Logo X for a wikilove template[edit]

As a celebratory thing, I'd like to send some random people this message:

Wikipedia logo gold image.jpg                                                   We've reached five million!!                                                  

What do you think? It would be a good use for this awesome logo. Eman235/talk 00:22, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, Eman. Go for it -- spread the love around! --Hillbillyholiday talk 00:41, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
Cool. I'll just wait some 2000 half-minutes]. Eman235/talk 00:47, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Poltergeist Bot In Da House[edit]

"I remember the days when the youth showed some respect to their bots"

Beware Billy. Looks like some dubious miscreant has broken into the bot vault. The old bill might well be round later. Martinevans123 (talk) 14:06, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Don't worry, I believe it's been blocked. You'd better watch out, Scot Bot will be after you next. --Hillbillyholiday talk 14:17, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Hey guys it's me[edit]

Ps it's maggie Msvnchez (talk) 22:20, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

And we all thought it was Saint Fresno again. Martinevans123 (talk) 22:22, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

BANNANAS[edit]

Schild Füttern verboten

I love bananas Msvnchez (talk) 22:21, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

well, you know what they say... "time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana" Martinevans123 (talk) 22:24, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
Hoist by my own pet-toad. --Hillbillyholiday talk 22:31, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
*tears*.....

5 Million: We celebrate your contribution[edit]

Wikipedia-logo-v2-en 5m articles.png
Théodore Rousseau - Market-Place in Normandy - WGA20165.jpg We couldn't have done it without you
Well, maybe. But the encyclopedia would not be as good. 7&6=thirteen () 22:33, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
Hello, Stan. Hope life's treating you well. Rather rubbing it in with that logo there, aren't you? You know damn well they should have gone with mine. It's quite a challenge to draw sarcastically.[1] --Hillbillyholiday talk 22:43, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
Giant Lagoose, anyone? .... you gotta be careful in Nigeria. Martinevans123 (talk) 23:40, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
Lagoose? Why did I ever return? This place is crazy --Goose Forsyth
I apologize. I was unaware of your artwork. No offense intended. {:>{)> Just wanted to welcome you back, as you were missed. 7&6=thirteen () 11:41, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, was only kidding around, no offense taken! I was going for a cross between the infamous London 2012 logo and this, with a soupçon of this for good measure. Anyway it's good to be back amongst such refined and tasteful company, Ōkole maluna! --Hillbillyholiday talk 11:58, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Love your art! No ambiguity there. 7&6=thirteen () 12:02, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

Hex Enduction Hour[edit]

Long time no talk. Thanks for the clean up and edits. I'm noticing a lot of crossover in articles and interests, and want to thank you for your work. Hi too Martin me auld mucker ;) Ceoil (talk) 11:26, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

Howdy, Ceoil. Cheers, it was only a bit of spring-cleaning though. Your articles always make for entertaining reading. Just perusing Las Meninas earlier - some stunning work there. Funnily enough, recently the painting spawned a new phrase over at Fuckwit ForumTM Good to hear from you fella and hope you're well. --Hillbillyholiday talk 11:43, 7 November 2015 (UTC) "The dwarves are out of shot!"
"This is a local page for local people. We'll have no out-of-shot dwarves here!" Martinevans123 (talk) 12:08, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Lol! Was watching his channel as your message arrived! [2] --Hillbillyholiday talk 12:17, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
It's not dwarves you've got to worry about, of course, it's those giant lizards, like Ted Heath. Martinevans123 (talk) 12:26, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Ha, you are David Icke and I claim my five pounds! Seriously though, as a failed (5' 7") goalkeeper myself, I have a lot of sympathy for the chap.. --Hillbillyholiday talk 13:08, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
But to be serious for a moment folks, and noticing the Fuckwit Forum; a lot of the Viz articles on historically significant characters such as Cockney Wanker ("whoes faathaa was what won the war for us") & Big Ern (he only just got out, and now this shit?) are being deleted by...Americans. Will we go to war lads, will we all die together...for Terry, Wanker and Ern? Of course I'm Irish and the nuke will probably miss Cork, but give it yer best all the same. Bravo! Ceoil (talk) 13:29, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Ah, but it's just not as funny as it used to be.. Now, pleaose can we have a picture of that bloke kissing a bird's arse?
You'll be safe so long as you join the CND. Hillbilly
CND isn't a phrase you hear very often these days. Did you see that study on the most new words adapted since 2000? All very self centered,was my take, though I'm no humanitarian nor do I play one on TV. Also, Viz has was shit before Blur turned good. That's one hella a long time to be shit. Ceoil (talk)
They still have their moments [3] Hillbillyholiday talk
Jesus Christ Hillbilly. I'm not easily offended but off for my smelling salts now. Good day to you sir. Ceoil (talk) 16:15, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

File listed for discussion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, Bloke kissing that bird's arse, 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. - Adam9007

Elizabeth Gray[edit]

Hi HBH, I drafted a version of the fossil hunter Elizabeth Gray and I went to search for new sources this morning and found your draft. Would you like to collaborate? First bit would be to add some of the useful extra sources that you have in your draft I suggest. I would hope to nominate it for DYK in the next few days. Hope you think this interesting ... Victuallers (talk) 08:36, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi Roger, I'd entirely forgotten about my draft. Glad to see that someone else got round to creating the article. Feel free to take what you need from my version, I'll take a closer look tomorrow and see what I can add. Perhaps you can delete the article from my userspace when we're done? --Hillbillyholiday talk 18:10, 20 November 2015 (UTC)


Today[edit]

St Cecilia's Day
A Boy was Born - Benjamin Britten - page header.jpg
A Boy was Born

music for you and watchers --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:28, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Beautiful. Thank you, Gerda. Hope you are well. --Hillbillyholiday talk 18:36, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
I am not well, but archived the prayers. I created that article two years ago, and then had massive problems when I wanted it for DYK on Christmas, DYK? You see that the image is not in the article, right? Is no more. And the title is no more what Britten wrote and the publisher, but what our house style commands. See talk. Everytime I about the editorial choices the principal editor may make I think of that boy ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:43, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

An Oriental samurai barnstar for you![edit]

Fuku stunning!
Special Barnstar Hires.png The Kendo Nagasaki Worst Pun of 2015 Barnstar
Special Cherry Blossom Award: Congratulations on your truly tasty effort!! "Bless you, my petal" User:Martinevans123 (talk) 23:30, 4 December 2015 (UTC)


Ho ho! 「くすぐり棒」は再度打ちます! -- Kendodd Nagasaki

Boxing MOS[edit]

Hello Hillbillyholiday, there is an ongoing discussion about professional boxing record tables and I would appreciate if you could share your opinion or at least voice you support or opposition. It would be great if you could voice your opinion here in the "RfC: Flag icons in professional boxing record tables" and "MoS:Boxing Final call" section. Cheers!--Fallengrademan (talk) 19:36, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

Hi Fallengrademan.Doubt I'll be contributing, I've got other things to do. --Hillbillyholiday talk 12:56, 12 December 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, so-called SillyBillyMilliVanilliHolliday, you need to check your records, mate! Martinevans123 (talk) 12:39, 12 December 2015 (UTC)
Haha, this place would be far duller without your patented paradoxical prose and regular reminders not to take it all too seriously.
Who wants to work under the yoke of well-meaning goody-goodies? Why, it's almost enough to tempt one into committing Grievous Bill-oddily Harm. --Bennyhillbillyholiday
Ya know, I sometimes feel like some kinda stooge. Martinevans123 (talk) 14:06, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

hello[edit]

Trophy.png hello
hello,i got to know that you sent a message to me,and could you tell more details about yourself?such as your hometown,your age,and...I'd like to make friends

the user name means"Caranstoghe" ,an English name of me 珈蓝道和 (talk) 08:12, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Greetings, Caranstoghe - what a delightful name, I don't think I've ever heard it before. My name's Mike and I live in the coastal town that they forgot to knock down, although it does have its own peculiar charm; the daily elephant parade a particular highlight. Unfortunately the area has a quite a drug and crime problem, which is not helped by us having the country's smallest police station.

Wuhan looks like an interesting place to live, I like that Yellow Crane Tower. What kind of music do you like? Do you go to the Vox Livehouse? The most popular local band around here is probably Pronghorn, a bunch of cowpunks that are always fun to jump around and spill some beer to. --Hillbillyholiday talk 14:38, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

--珈蓝道和 (talk) 07:30, 27 December 2015 (UTC)I'm glad to receive your reply,but these days I am dealing with an important exam,so I didn't have much spare time for sure.I think I'll go to England or France in 5 years for further education and,I enjoys Taylor Swift's music,and do you know Eason Chan,a Hong Kong star?He's also one of my favourate singers.But in case of China's education system,there's not abundant time for music enjoying.Welcome to Wuhan!I think one day we will be face-to-face,maybe in Wuhan?^_^(anywhere unsuitable in my expression?...My English level is limited..If you have QQ,you can find my user's number that's 77565169.More often I use my email 775653169gan@qq.com for international communication.Unfortunately,twitter isn't allowed to be used on China's mainland.I ever owned a skype user but I haven't kept it since my father got back home from abroad.) Maybe you can enjoy the city of Wuhan from the publicity film- Rise of A Great City and a chinese bbs Baidu Tieba that shows the magnificent transportation of Wuhan City.

Nadolig Llawen[edit]


How lovely. And a llawyhdduddyuwfwyd cymuddcymu gwiaullddywmu to you too!
Wishing you and all your loved ones a very merry hillbilly holiday and a happy new year. May your roast spuds be plentiful and eternally golden, and may your sack overflow with joy..
And it's no good trying to bamboozle me with some exotic foreign language. Martinevans123 (talk) 17:26, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
And to all those watching this page, may your holiday season sparkle with peace, presents and positive platitudes.. Cheers! --Hillbillyholiday talk

Solstice & Season's greetings[edit]

Clifton Mill Christmas 2005.JPG Merry Christmas and happy New Year
Best wishes to you and your family. 7&6=thirteen () 13:21, 21 December 2015 (UTC)


Cheers Stan. Best wishes to you and yours also. I was thinking of cycling up to stonehenge for the solstice but the weather is atrocious, so it's probably going to be a night in with the hillbilly crew -- plenty of jugs of mulled cider and assorted naughties! Merry Christmas! --Hillbillyholiday talk
I thought of Stonehenge, too. Three hares of stonehenge is tres amusant. 7&6=thirteen () 14:12, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

RAR article[edit]

You're now tag-team edit warring (see here, here, and here). Maybe not intentionally in concert with the other editor, but that's what's now happening. Further, regarding your edit summary comment "let's err on the side of caution here", exactly what should we be cautious about? Not angering the article subject? Because I can't see anything harmful in the content in the least. It's in context, it's reference appropriately. Where's the issue? -- WV 18:04, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

Your edit summary: "..there is no consensus to remove and more than one editor thinks it should stay" was a little misleading; at that point only you and Kosh were for inclusion, while three (the subject, Francis, and I) thought it should be removed or altered. I prefer that potentially problematic material is removed first and discussed second.
As for discussing the actual quote and its context, let's keep that at the noticeboard; although, having said my piece, I'm pretty much done there. --Hillbillyholiday talk 18:29, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

Yo Ho Ho[edit]

Make sure to click on both pictures to see them full size Hillbillyholiday as they will give you a chuckle. May your 2016 be full of joy and special times. It is a pleasure having met you here on WikiP. MarnetteD|Talk 18:09, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
Someone needs to warn Santa. Martinevans123 (talk) 20:23, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
Ha ha! What a coincidence -- I'm curently dressed as a giant ice-cream cone (drunk as a skunk, dancing aboiut the flat with the love of my life to Sing, Sing, Sing) and coiuldn't be happier!!
Thank you MarnetteD, it is likewese a plesiosaur. May your days be filled with love!! --Hillbillyholiday talk 20:45, 23 December 2015 (UTC)


78.26's RFA Appreciation award[edit]

Thank-you-word-cloud.jpg The 78.26 RFA Appreciation award
Thank you for the participation and support at my RFA. It is truly appreciated. I hope to be of further help around here, and if you see me doing something dumb, you know where to find me. Again, I thank you. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 01:26, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Happy Christmas![edit]

Christmas tableau.jpg Happy Christmas!
Have a happy holiday season. May the year ahead be productive and happy. John (talk) 18:41, 24 December 2015 (UTC)


Cheers John. Best wishes to you and yours, hope you have a wonderful Christmas. I trust you chaps from the colonies still stand for the Queen's peach? --Hillbillyholiday talk

Happy Holidays[edit]

La danse (I) by Matisse.jpg
Season's greetings!
I hope this holiday season is festive and fulfilling and filled with love and kindness, and that 2016 will be successful and rewarding...Modernist (talk) 23:56, 24 December 2015 (UTC)


Thank you dear Moddy. Hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Christmas, and that the New Year brings you your heart's desires. --Hillbillyholiday talk

And now for 2016[edit]

Lake Bondhus Norway 2862.jpg

A view of Lake Bondhus in Norway, and in the background of the Bondhus Glacier, part of the Folgefonna Glacier.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 16:51, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

What a magical photo; though it's not a patch on the stark beauty of my hometown.
Hope you've had a most relaxing and enjoyable Christmas, G. Best wishes. --Hillbillyholiday talk

DYK for Elizabeth Gray (fossil collector)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:01, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

When you add something[edit]

as you did at Sculpture you pretty much need to add a source or reference. I am not big on Citation Needed tags and figure that you know where you got that info from and will go back and source it. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 18:47, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, you're quite right, Einar; I simply forgot. I've gone back and provided a couple of refs that should cover that introductory statement. Cheers. --Hillbillyholiday talk 19:44, 29 December 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I looked at your additions, and at you, and decided that this was something that was good for the article. Life is good. Carptrash (talk) 20:09, 29 December 2015 (UTC)
Hah! Funny that you linked to that song. my rather expensive (for me, a notorious cheapskate) Holiday present to myself this year was Peter Guralnick's new biography of Sam Phillips. I have not gotten to Elvis yet, I am on page 150 or so and am a very slow reader, but your link made me laugh because . . ....... life is so interconnected. Hey, it is almost New Years, so a good time for philosophy, Carptrash (talk) 20:16, 29 December 2015 (UTC)
Yes, life can be such a rich tapestry. Spectaculary so when one feasts on the food of the gods. Best wishes for 2016. --Hillbillyholiday talk 20:31, 29 December 2015 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Carol King was never like this!?? Martinevans123 (talk) 20:39, 29 December 2015 (UTC)
Wonderful, lovely bit of sax in the coda there. Not something you'd find on a Motörhead track. Sigh. Let's all raise a glass to dear Lemmy. --Hillbillyholiday talk 06:58, 30 December 2015 (UTC)
... "bam-bam-bam widdley-diddley". Martinevans123 (talk) 12:05, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
How Deep is Your Rug? Martinevans123 (talk) 23:13, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
Hahaha! A veritable mountain of mondegreen, my ears are alight! --Hillbillyholiday talk 23:47, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
Nice beaver. Martinevans123 (talk) 23:56, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
"But this six-headed woman, she moos through the night.." Hee hee! --Hillbillyholiday talk 00:08, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
This is even quite relaxing. Maybe you can even detect a Manchester xylophone? haha. Martinevans123 (talk) 21:44, 16 January 2016 (UTC)
Lol. I offerd an opinion at "the other place" a ways back --Hillbillyholiday talk 23:01, 16 January 2016 (UTC)
Haha, quite, but farmyard noises?? Surely more suitable would be plaintive Wales' song! [4]Martinevans123 (talk) 23:24, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

Happy new year confetti.svg Happy New Year!
Best wishes for a wonderful 2016!---- WV 00:07, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
Cheers, Winky. All the best. --Hillbillyholiday talk 06:36, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

this is just to say[edit]

So many thanks for the music recommendation of the squatting portal, I listen to new music all day every day, but that was the best i've heard in some kinda time. you made a goodmanfan. It will be played at squats in the future!Storloff (talk) 06:13, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Ha! That was two and a half years ago, I forgot that project even existed. Glad you liked it - that gig is incredible and Hamp really vibes up a storm on that track I'm sure it'll get the squat party crew jitterbugging all night long. --Hillbillyholiday talk 06:36, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
And just what's wrong with good honest British vibes and a good honest British Goodman?? Martinevans123 (talk) 10:25, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
Or indeed a "self-confessed player of the pink oboe". Martinevans123 (talk) 21:36, 14 January 2016 (UTC) *tears*
Marvellous! Cook's voice there reminds me of little of Willie Rushden's 'Boni the skull' in Trap Door. --Hillbillyholiday talk 18:41, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
I suddenly see Wikipedia in a new light. Names Iran Tv 123 (talk) 23:28, 16 January 2016 (UTC) you "filthy pagan"!

2016 year of the reader and peace[edit]

2016
RyoanJi-Kane.jpg
peace bell

Thank you for your support returned, - thanks with my review, and the peace bell by Yunshui! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:50, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Click on bell for the soft sound of peace (and jest) ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:54, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Such beautiful music, Gerda! As a lover of trees, perhaps you will like this arboreal fantasy --Hillbillyholiday talk 11:25, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
Yes, I do, thank you! If you scroll up the "bell" page you'11 find several trees. - Two of the pieces in the plans were never performed yet ;) - in prep for DYK: breaking of the ice as a political statement, which is of course my political statement, as some others (see my user page) such as singing in defiance! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:50, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
A choice of singing, ringing trees: here's one, but maybe this one is more familiar? --Hillbillyholiday talk 12:59, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for both! - Which of my 12 months do you like best? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:02, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
September! --Hillbillyholiday talk 13:05, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
Wrote that to myself, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:19, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

Note on User talk:Jimbo_Wales re:azWiki[edit]

Hey Hillbilly,

I just wanted to let you know that I removed the note you made on Jimmy's talk page Re:AzWiki. For the record the WMF was in close contact with the community after the email was made but unfortunately I can't say much beyond that. However for the safety of everyone involved I removed the section from the talk page where it I think it was likely to do more harm then good. If you have further questions I'm happy to talk more privately via IRC or email. Jalexander--WMF 02:19, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi, James. I see the user in question was SanFranBanned as they say, but this case is very alarming, I wonder is it the first time something like this has happened? I would be interested to know what steps the WMF take to identify and prevent government infiltration of the power structures of foreign language 'pedias, particularly those without ARBCOMs and in those countries deemed 'unfree' (and I believe az.Wiki falls in to both categories). There appears to be a project currently researching ways to detect government censorship here, so can I assume that, at present, apart from waiting for an SOS, there are no systems in place for dealing with such problems? --Hillbillyholiday talk 04:21, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Another quick but sincere thank you for providing on point references for Lascaux. Your "Gruppe think" edit summary at Sisyphus was also noticed and appreciated. Happy editing ! FeatherPluma (talk) 02:51, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Ta muchly, FeatherPluma. Now everybody's in the place ...Lascaux! --Hillbillyholiday talk ..or shall we do the sisyphus strut?
Izza happiness to be a ska cissy, working the feets and manganese. Nice capstones, enjoyed very much, thanks. FeatherPluma (talk) 04:11, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Don’t get me Wong[edit]

Could we offer Sir a nice cabbage on a stick, or possibly a fresh Vulcan Palm? Mr Avian Nest 123 (talk) 11:23, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Been stalking my edits have we? Take a seat, the doctor will be with you shortly.. --Hillbillyholiday talk 12:17, 26 January 2016 (UTC) "A remarkably smutty plant"

Oi, buggerlugs! I was there first, matey-boy! And don’t call me shortly! StarmanVine123 (talk) 13:17, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Ah, I see. I stand corrected (said the man in the orthopedic shoes). Keep up the good work! --Hillbillyholiday talk ....Buggerlugs? Lol
"Got a funky walk in his little orthopedic shoes." But very reassured to see that "calling a rival politician a "dickhead" is still acceptable". Near Ants Vim 123 (talk) 14:11, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

The Last Supper article[edit]

Here's the most recent discussion on the section: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:The_Last_Supper_%28Leonardo_da_Vinci%29#Pop_culture_section

The revisions you seem fine to me. To be honest, I'm entirely out of my subject area with modern art, so it's difficult to judge whether something is significant. In general, I'd tend to lean towards anything more recent than the past twenty years being omitted. After all, the article itself is about a painting that has been well-known for almost 500 years. But we need broader consensus to make a firm decision.

It's also worth noting the good article demotion was largely related to the "in culture" section: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:The_Last_Supper_%28Leonardo_da_Vinci%29#Good_article_review

Unfortunately, I can't seem to find an archive of the discussion. I'm hoping to help get the article back up to good article status, in which case I suspect the whole "in culture" section will need to be revised. But I currently don't know enough about the criteria for art-related articles to make a determination. Hopefully I'll get a chance to brush up on these things soon.

All the best, 8bitW (talk) 19:21, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Hi 8bitW. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of the discussion. I see it dates from 2007 which is why it escaped me. The concern appeared to be more about the overabundance of pop culture references, but I would agree that the art section needed a trim. Good luck with taking the article back to Good Article status. I'm not experienced with art-related GAs, but Modernist or Ceoil might be able to help you in that regard. Cheers. --Hillbillyholiday talk 19:53, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

A World (Health Organization) of Our Own?[edit]

  • “Doctor, Doctor, I keep thinking I’m Puff the Magic Dragon or Georgie Girl.”
  • “Sorry, but it looks like you’ve got The Seeker virus.” -- Insane Vat Mr 123 (talk) 13:25, 3 February 2016 (UTC)


What's this? Not EEng's latest DYK hook I hope. --Hillbillyholiday talk Zika Zi-kaa
Yes, eeNG is usually pretty punny. Wow, "Zika Zi-kaa" looks fun! Martinevans123 (talk) 16:38, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
Um... I don't get it. What am I missing? EEng 03:43, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Would you like the full list? [FBDB] --Hillbillyholiday talk Ah, once again on this page -- confusion reigns...

Italic ship names[edit]

See Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Text_formatting. Wikipedia italicizes ship names including spacecraft. 01:47, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Rmhermen, there is discussion here. --Hillbillyholiday talk