User talk:Hotcrocodile

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Humour article[edit]

sorry =( —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:09, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for your apology. Hotcrocodile (talk) 12:23, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Anti-Vandalism Barnstar[edit]

Barnstar of Reversion2.png The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
You really deserve one! Cyfal (talk) 20:27, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
Ahhh, thank you so much. Hotcrocodile (talk) 22:13, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Gefilte fish article[edit]

Hello Hotcrocodile, can I just have gifelte fish? have you ever had to eat the stuff thats what it tastes like. You'd know that if YOU were jewish. I think it should say that, it's clever, it's unexpected and it's ironic. it's just what people should expect from their pages, and I think it would show a lot of character on your part if you could just let it go. Thanks a lot my friend66.31.200.233 (talk) 05:39, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for discussing this. I do get the joke, but I'm afraid an encyclopedia isn't the place for it. Hotcrocodile (talk) 12:23, 6 March 2009 (UTC)
oh you're no better than the kids at hebrew school and they'll start calling me sweet charley and they'll chase me until I trip and my shoes fall off. Can't you see it in your heart to just let me have this one maybe? (talk) 06:27, 7 March 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for your improvement to the account of what Balding said. How did you get the exact you have a recording, or is there an internet source? Thanks, Jandrews23jandrews23 (talk) 10:29, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Hi. Yes, I transcribed it from a recording of the BBC's broadcast of the race and interviews afterwards. Unfortunately the iPlayer only show highlights of the race and cuts the interview just before Clare Balding mentions his teeth. Hotcrocodile (talk) 10:44, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Bone cell[edit]

I'm very sorry for the vandalism put on the bone cells page. Somebody I know must have been on my computer when this happened. Once again my apologies. - (talk) 01:19, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for your apology. Hotcrocodile (talk) 11:43, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Will Young[edit]

Hi there, thank you for getting in touch. We all felt that despite your view on the clarity of his sexuality within the article that it was not sufficiently publicised that he is a queer. As such, you will see that I have again given it sufficient prominence. Thank you again for your time. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:11, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Please note that your edit constitutes vandalism and as such, is not welcome. Hotcrocodile (talk) 13:44, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Rick Rosner[edit]

Hello. Not sure how i can find a source that Rick Rosner was on "Obsessed", but he was. I just watched the episode myself. I doubt you'll find a source that has his real name listed as one of the featured persons. So what do I do. It's true. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:43, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Hi. I'm afraid Wikipedia rules state that "the threshold for inclusion in Wikipedia is verifiability, not truth—that is, whether readers are able to check that material added to Wikipedia has already been published by a reliable source, not whether we think it is true". This is especially important for biographical information, please see WP:BOLP. Thank you.  ⊃°HotCROCODILE...... (talk) 03:54, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Socionics (metaphysics) (disambiguation)[edit]

I originally created that page and deleted it because of the weird delete tag that was added. Why was it added to begin with? --Rmcnew (talk) 00:25, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Your "Idiots..." comment flagged up on my Anti-Vandal filter so I rolled the page back, but as you had blanked the page after that, my rollback took it back to before then. Please leave the page alone and I will mark it for speedy deletion.  ⊃°HotCROCODILE...... (talk) 00:42, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Striped Pajamas[edit]

Hi. I saw your comment about not changing the boy's age from nine to eight. I came to The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas from WingClips, and the clip I watched there has the prisoner saying he's eight and the Nazi's son saying he's "the same age". But that's the movie: not the book.

I've noticed in several WP articles that writers get movie and book details confused. --Uncle Ed (talk) 13:07, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Hi Ed, thanks for the information, very interesting, that would explain the confusion, Bruno does indeed say that he is eight in the film trailer.  ⊃°HotCROCODILE...... (talk) 13:51, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Late-2000s recession[edit]

I'm pretty sure it was funny changing all the words 'assets' to 'asses'. With these hard economic times, I feel like a little laughter might do us all a little good. There was no harm in the article. I feel that if was kept wikipedia may become a successful comedy site. Much better than that lame uncyclopedia. Please consider reverting back to my changes. Thank You —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 17 June 2009

Please note that your edit constitutes vandalism and as such, is not welcome.  ⊃°HotCROCODILE...... (talk) 12:44, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
Well you're vandalizing my artistic integrity, thus impeding on my right to free speech. There was no reason to do what you have done. For that, I am extremely displeased. Perhaps others would differ as to whether it is "welcome" or not.
Love ya, G —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:25, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

User talk:Hotcrocodile[edit]

sorry. I was worked up. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:30, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for your apology.  ⊃°HotCROCODILE...... (talk) 00:35, 18 June 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for reverting vandalism on one of the pages I have edited.Ft12 (talk) 01:24, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

You're very welcome.  ⊃°HotCrocodile...... + 17:25, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Livermore Police Department[edit]

I don't feel that the change I made to the article was any less "neutral" than the statement "The department is renowned for its professionalism, respect, courtesy, efficiency and community involvement." The fact is that the LPD frequently breaks their own codes and laws while on duty (myself and many people I know can attest to this, and also I have the court documents to prove it), and another fact is that because of the previous truth they do have a terrible reputation. The statement that I quoted earlier is far more non-neutral than my addition, because it is only an opinion (most likely written by someone from the police department), while I have actual documents to prove my addition to be true. All this aside, I still kept the original statement in the article, so it would be well balanced. Even though I disagree with it and felt it to be completely non-neutral, I figured I would neutralize it by adding the other side of the story. Perhaps I should have not added the word, "supposedly" before the first statement, but I think that the rest of what I added should stay. Please reconsider my addition, for I feel the population of Livermore and Livermore as a whole would be better represented with it.

"Wikipedia has a neutral point of view, which means we strive for articles that advocate no single point of view. Sometimes this requires representing multiple points of view, presenting each point of view accurately, providing context for any given point of view, and not presenting any point of view as 'the truth' or 'the best view'." —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

The threshold for inclusion in Wikipedia is verifiability, not truth—that is, whether readers are able to check that material added to Wikipedia has already been published by a reliable source, not whether we think it is true. Your edits are unsourced and therefore appear to not comply with Wikipedia:Neutral point of view or Wikipedia:No original research.  ⊃°HotCROCODILE...... (talk) 11:29, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
How is it then that "The department is renowned for its professionalism, respect, courtesy, efficiency and community involvement" was allowed to stay when there is no source for any part of that statement? Should I have to put up scans of court documents which prove the LPD's unlawfulness and get quotes from citizens that would showcase the LPD's terrible reputation among it's population to get my edit to stay when the previous statement did not have to find any source whatsoever? That statement is downright untrue and unverified, so if my edit can't stay I request for that statement to be removed from the Livermore entry. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)
Thank you for editing the article to add the cite tag, however I'm happy to go further and have removed that statement completely. It is unattributed and reads like advertising waffle. Please remember to sign your comments by typing four tildes (~), like this: ~~~~. Thank you.  ⊃°HotCROCODILE...... (talk) 12:18, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Disruptive edits[edit]

Unfair to say that me claiming Mark Hughes and Will Young are fans of my band is disruptive. It might not be true but I'm sure they'd be happy to promote us. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Shez182 (talkcontribs) 17:05, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not a vehicle for advertising and self-promotion, please see here.  ⊃°HotCROCODILE...... (talk) 17:25, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

BLP issue on Talk:Glenn Beck[edit]

The info i posted about glenn beck is true. The fact if you trace this ip it will come back to CT. He Worked at WKCI KC101 101.3FM where my direct family member was one of his supervisors and he would reguarlly expose himself to her which is one of the reasons he was fired —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:04, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

The threshold for inclusion in Wikipedia is verifiability, not truth—that is, whether readers are able to check that material added to Wikipedia has already been published by a reliable source, not whether we think it is true. Your edit is unsourced and therefore appears to not comply with Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons.  ⊃°HotCrocodile...... + 17:25, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

vandalism on Iron Maiden[edit]

I noticed you had reverted some vandalism on the Iron Maiden article. I was hoping you could help me with some more. When you search Iron Maiden on google, one of the sublinks from wikpedia reads "SCRAGA IS A BIG FAT RENGER". I can't find what's making this happen. If you get some time, do you think you could take a look? Dizzizz (talk) 14:33, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I think that must be an old Google cache of the page, the article definitely doesn't contain that now and when I search on Google it doesn't come up.  ⊃°HotCrocodile...... + 17:16, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
Ok, sorry for wasting your time. that would explain why i couldn't find it... Dizzizz (talk) 19:15, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
No problem, happy to help.  ⊃°HotCrocodile...... + 22:23, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

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Stinging nettles page[edit]

Hey, you reverted one of my changes on the stinging nettles page, but I think it should really read "misconception", not "fact", based on the cited material. You can see a summary on that page's talk page. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:15, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Thank you, I have replied on the article's talk page.  ⊃°HotCrocodile...... + 15:36, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

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Fixed.  ⊃°HotCrocodile...... + 11:26, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Thanks for questioning glacialfox's mass revert of my edit in 'shift work'. Krausentube (talk) 21:40, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Cheers! You're very welcome.  ⊃°HotCrocodile...... + 22:47, 13 February 2012 (UTC)


Hi - I see you removed the attribution of "University of Oxford" from my MarconiCalling addition to the External References of the Guglielmo Marconi page and moved it to another heading. This website was created by Marconi Corporation in 1999/2000 and gifted to the Nation via the University of Oxford in 2005 together with the Marconi Collection. Oxford became the owners of this website/material and hence my attribution. It also makes sense to locate it above the reference to the Online Archives. Until 2005 I was the Information officer for Marconi plc and concerned with the creation and transfer of this website. I'll leave it up to you to decide the correct placement. Thanks for your assistance in this matter. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TrevorWright (talkcontribs) 13:35, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi Trevor, the website states "© Marconi Corporation plc. 2001" and "This site has been prepared by Marconi Corporation plc" which means that, together with the fact that the site makes no reference to Oxford University that I can see, it is definitely not possible to attribute it to the University. As for which heading is most appropriate, "Foundations and academics" doesn't seem to apply, whereas I believe "Multimedia and books" is a good fit due to the multimedia aspects of the website.  ⊃°HotCrocodile…… + 14:05, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. Take a look at and note the para prefixed with the red block. The contents of the website are fixed and cannot be easily changed for tiresome tech reasons to do with the way the content management system created the site in 1999. It is, without any doubt whatsoever, the property of The University of Oxford. Many thanks. TrevorWright (talk) 14:31, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
Okay, do you think this looks better?  ⊃°HotCrocodile…… + 14:57, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
OK, that will do just fine - thanks TrevorWright (talk) 17:32, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Billie Holiday[edit]

An ad? Everyone who is interested in Billie Holiday wants to know about the final 78 discography. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ladydaycollege (talkcontribs) 00:50, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not a collection of links and your addition did not appear to comply with our guidelines for external links. If you feel the link should be added to the article, please discuss it on the article's talk page before reinserting it. Thank you.  ⊃°HotCrocodile…… + 00:59, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Multi stage fitness test external links[edit]

Hi Hotcrocodile, the links that I am trying to put back onto the multi stage fitness test page are very useful, a complete guide to the bleep test from topendsports and another page from rugbycoach which talks about the link between body fat and beep test scores. I don't see how these are spam at all, could you enlighten me? Also you say I should be contributing to the actual text; I have been doing that for years... Jb1098 (talk) 20:02, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Hi. As has been explained to you many times, Wikipedia is not a collection of links and the links you keep adding do not appear to comply with our guidelines for external links. If you feel the article is missing things, such as "the link between body fat and beep test scores", please improve it by adding information to the article itself. Thank you.  ⊃°HotCrocodile…… + 21:40, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Re International Criminal Court change[edit]

Hotcrocodile, I was wondering why you reverted my edit (19:30, 7 March 2012 as to International Criminal Court and marked it as vandalism? It was a perfectly legitimate change: I believe that the use of "i.e." was inappropriate and found that "viz." was more appropriate. If I was wrong, I would request that you not mark good-faith changes as vandalism and rather revert them for the mistakes that they are. Belovedeagle (talk) 20:49, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Ah, you obviously weren't logged in. I didn't mark the edit as vandalism, I interpreted it (wrongly) as an IP's first test edit and marked it as such. Sorry, my mistake, you're quite right viz. is indeed more appropriate. I have changed it back.  ⊃°HotCrocodile…… + 21:07, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

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A Barnstar!
A smile for you

You’ve just received a random act of kindness! (talk) 20:32, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

im NOT stopping to intruduce "incorrect" information.[edit]

the recent changes i made,such as Cowboys and Aliens,are correct,if you dont beleive me watch the us trailer for sweeny todd and international trailer for cowboys and aliens.

NOTE:watch them on youtube. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:53, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Otto von Bismarck[edit]


For the record, I did NOT post AntiSemitic changes to the Otto von Bismarck page but I do appreciate our correction thereof. The only edits I make (since the whole Dan Rather episode) on Wikipedia are spelling and grammar correction.

I have no idea who claimed that Bismarck was Jewish but it was not me.

Keep up the good work.

Dave — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:00, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Someone used the same IP address as you to make that edit six months ago. Some IP addresses change periodically, and may be shared by several users. You can create an account or log in to avoid future confusion with other IP users.  ⊃°HotCrocodile…… + 18:17, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Incorrect attribution to edits about Richard Petty[edit]

I received a message from you in March 2012, which I am just seeing, indicating that I had submitted edits to the Richard Petty page and they had been removed as inappropriate.

I NEVER ever submitted anything re Petty.

Not in an area of my interest.

FYI Damani — Preceding unsigned comment added by DamaniK (talkcontribs) 21:15, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

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