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I don't mind at all about the userbox - that's how I got most of mine. :] And please, sort away! We need all the help we can get. If you need advice, post to the project talk page; there are plenty of folks who can help you. Cheers, Pegship (talk) 15:53, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks!

for your wellcome! Regards, --EnCASF (talk) 00:28, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

You're quite welcome! --I dream of horses (talk) 01:37, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Would you help me clean up and correctly format ...

the page on Mark Bell (journalist)? I'm creating a new page for a regionally famous person (who I look up to) for an MTSU School of Journalism project. I am fairly new to editing on Wikipedia.

If you cannot. Could you please point me in the right direction of someone who can?

You marked my article for cleanup and I would just like some simple common sense suggestions on how I can do that.

Thank you.

Jewels. —Preceding unsigned comment added by WHoWhoOwl (talkcontribs) 13:22, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

I didn't tag your article for clean up, though I am flattered you would ask me to help you. Somebody who named himself Binary TSO did. Here is his talk page.
One way you can improve the article is by properly formatting the inline citations.
Don't let this get in the way of editing wikipedia. --I dream of horses (talk) 13:42, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Thank you so much for the link. I appreciate it.

You're very welcome! :-)
FYI, you might want to sign your posts by typing ~~~~ for now on. --I dream of horses (talk) 13:48, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Thank you. Will do. WHoWhoOwl (talk) 16:12, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Rollback

I have granted rollback rights to your account; the reason for this is that after a review of some of your contributions, I believe I can trust you to use rollback correctly by using it for its intended usage of reverting vandalism, and that you will not abuse it by reverting good-faith edits or to revert-war. For information on rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback and Wikipedia:Rollback feature. If you do not want rollback, just let me know, and I'll remove it. Good luck and thanks. –Juliancolton | Talk 01:19, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

No problem, and thanks for the cookie! –Juliancolton | Talk 01:22, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
You're quite welcome! :-) --I dream of horses (talk) 01:23, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

User talk:Wuhwuzdat

Hi, I saw you added PROD warning to Wuhwuzdat's talk page, I think you may have warned the wrong user. If you could take a look at it? Cheers - Kingpin13 (talk) 14:20, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

I added that to inform him that a article that he either proposed for deletion or stubbed was being proposed for deletion, again so he can look at it. Was I right in doing that? --I dream of horses (talk) 15:18, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
Well the template that you used is designed to warn the creator of the page about it's deletion, if you were wanting input from an editor who had previously nominated the page for deletion, you'd be better off with a "real" message. Wuhwuzdat may appreciate you removing the message (which is almost a warning), although I can't speak for him. Don't worry though, you didn't do anything wrong, we're all learning :) - Kingpin13 (talk) 15:23, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
You're right. When I look at it now, I can see where it would be for the creator of the article.
I actually put the warning on three pages---the creator, wuhwuzdat, and one other person (I forget who). Out of good faith curiosity, why are you specifically talking about wuhwuzdat and not the other person who got the warning? --I dream of horses (talk) 15:30, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
Don't worry, it's not favouritism ;), just happened to have Wuhwuzdat's talk page on my watchlist from a time I left a message on his page a while back. Didn't even check the other user's talk page (contact User:TexasAndroid if you'd like to know who that was BTW). - Kingpin13 (talk) 15:35, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
Oh! Thought so! Thanks! --I dream of horses (talk) 15:39, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
n/p. Keep up your work with new pages :) - Kingpin13 (talk) 15:42, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

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Redlink categories

Hi, think you were a bit quick off the mark with removing a redlinked category with this edit. You may not have noticed that the category had at least one member as well as the article from which you removed it. It's actually perfectly reasonable to add redlink categories to articles when they're categories likely to be needed, and (as it happens) I was on the point of creating it. Happy editing! cheers, Struway2 (talk) 16:50, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Whoops! I didn't know that. My apologies, and I won't do it again. Thanks for telling me! --I dream of horses (talk) 16:52, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
No harm done. The tricky bit is guessing whether the editor has deliberately included the redlink, or made a typo, or genuinely doesn't know what they're doing... Perhaps another time I'll create the category first, and then upload the article :-) cheers, Struway2 (talk) 17:36, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for understanding. --I dream of horses (talk) 17:38, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Changing A Page's Title

Hi,

First, thanks for welcoming me! This seems simple, but how can I edit a page's main heading (title)?

05-27-09

Ronc0007 (talk) 16:53, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

There is a tab on the top of the article that says "move". Just follow the instructions. You might have to be here longer to get that tab, though, because wikipedians have abused it in the past. --I dream of horses (talk) 16:55, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Relax!

Relax I dream of horses! It was a mistake! No need for an immediate maximum level warning. I already apologised. Cheers. The Ogre (talk) 17:24, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

No worries! I did get max level warnings, but from vandals and sockpuppets. I just make a policy never to delete anything in my talk page, except for obvious vandalism. See you around! The Ogre (talk) 17:28, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Huggle

Whenever I try to run Huggle on my mac (admittedly, I haven't done so in a few days) I get "install mono in Windows version. No protocol specified." or something darn close to it. Apparently, internet explorer has been installed on my computer. I tried getting help here, and have also tried to recruit X! into the conversation to no avail. Any help? --I dream of horses (talk) 21:12, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

How is this Wikipedia related?--Cubs197 (talk) 22:06, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

It's Wikipedia related because Huggle is a Wikipedia only, anti-vandalism tool. I don't know the answer though, just answering the question above. If no one comes by by with an answer, you could try asking at the help desk, a dedicated forum where many more people will see your question.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 22:33, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
Yep, or you could try Wikipedia:Huggle/Feedback. –Juliancolton | Talk 00:41, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

Declined Speedy Deletion: Cameron Nicholson

Hello I dream of horses, and thanks for your work patrolling new changes. I am just informing you that I declined the speedy deletion of Cameron Nicholson - a page you tagged - because: Criterion A7 does not apply: the article makes a credible assertion of notability, sufficient to pass A7. Please review the criteria for speedy deletion before tagging further pages. If you have any queries, please let me know. Ale_Jrbtalk 16:31, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

If you don't mind me asking, what was the assertion for notability? Understandably, the article is very hard to read and I don't know a lot about the French army.--I dream of horses (talk) 17:13, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
Hey there. The article asserts that he 'was ADC General to the Queen', 'served in the 1st World War and was awarded MC and Bar in 1918', 'served in the Second World War and was awarded DSO and Bar in 1940', 'was Colonel Commandant of the Royal Horse Artillery from 1956 to 1960', 'was Brigadier General Staff 1st Army in 1943' and several other points. Whether these are true, or sufficient to pass our military notability guidelines, is irrelevant. They are assertions of why he was notable. Feel free to PROD the article, or take it to AFD. Cheers, Ale_Jrbtalk 20:25, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
My bad. I think I'll pass on nominating it for any kind of deletion, since I don't know anything about the military. I'll go read up on the notability standards. Thanks for going out of your way to do that--that took a bit of time! --I dream of horses (talk) 15:10, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
No worries. Happy editing! Ale_Jrbtalk 15:31, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

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Hello I dream of horses

hi i am editing Claudio Edinger's biography as a college project here and would very much appreciate your help how can i write it without it looking like an autobiography (which by the way it is not) thank you kindly Roberta Rossetto Anhembi University, São Paulo Brazil —Preceding unsigned comment added by Claudio edinger (talkcontribs) 17:56, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Well, you should probably change your user name to something else. Please go here and make a request at the bottom of the page. In the meantime, I will make a request for you. Don't worry, you won't get in trouble. --I dream of horses (talk) 22:22, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Luis Monge

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A proposed deletion template has been added to the article Luis Monge, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process because of the following concern:

Non-notable person.

All contributions are appreciated, but this article may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice should explain why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised because, even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. I dream of horses (talk) 02:30, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Uhhhhh ... are you serious ... or are you joking? I barely even hit the "return" key, as I started to type/edit the article. Not even 3 seconds later, I got a message that you propose to delete it? Is this for real or a joke? Let me know at my Talk Page. Thanks. (Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 02:33, 7 June 2009 (UTC))
I'm serious, though you can go ahead and take the PROD deletion tag down. I won't nominate for deletion debate. Promise. --I dream of horses (talk) 02:35, 7 June 2009 (UTC)
How can you possibly be serious? I typed in literally one sentence ... at 22:29 Time ... and you proposed to delete it ... at 22:30 Time? How can I take that seriously? Please explain at my Talk Page. I don't understand what just happened. How did you conclude --- in 3 seconds --- that he is not notable? Thanks. (Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 02:36, 7 June 2009 (UTC))
Joseph, you can usually avoid situations like this if you write the article in its entirety before you post it to the article space, otherwise people can get the wrong end of the stick and your article can be deleted before you get a chance to expand it. --Closedmouth (talk) 13:04, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Welcome

Hi, thatnks for your welcome, I used to edit Wikipedia on a regular basis for several years, but thanks to the loss of my password, I've restarted my account, haha. Thanks, The Mad Muffin!Muffin Chat? 16:55, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

I'm in the same situation! --I dream of horses (talk) 16:56, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
I had about 6000 edits, and a well-designed userpage that took me hours, quite annoyed... Thanks, The Mad Muffin!Muffin Chat? 16:57, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

PROD of New Day Films

I am not the person to be saying these things (I'm very new), but I feel there are two things that have been missed on this page. The first is that the page also has a possible neutral point of view violation (Operating as a cooperative since its inception in 1971, New Day Films is democratically run by our more than 100 filmmaker members.), and the second is that it appears to be under construction (3 edits by the creator in an under 1 hour span). The page has also only been around for a few hours. Please take a look at this. I think that, as it is, it should be deleted, but if it is under construction, there should be some time for expansion, et cetera. Poker5463 (talk) 19:00, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

A: The whole point of having a procedural deletion is to give everybody five days to object. One nifty side effect is that you have five days to edit the article. The fact that it's under construction wouldn't really bother me much.
B: If you think it has a neutral point of view, you should try to fix it. If you can't, then put {{NPOV}} on the top of the page to alert everybody to the problem. --I dream of horses (talk) 19:04, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
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Holy hell

I have no idea what MiszaBot just did, or why, but I'm going to bed, so you might want to get another admin to help you clean up the mess :-/ --Closedmouth (talk) 15:34, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

The }} template close was on the same line as the maxarchive setting, so it confused the bot. Unarchived, deleted the excess archives, and it should work fine tomorow. –xenotalk 17:09, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
Thanks xeno :) I thought it might have been that. Very touchy bot that one. --Closedmouth (talk) 07:42, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
YesY Success! –xenotalk 14:46, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

USRC Thomas Corwin (1876)

Categories added. Moved your sections flag to discussion page; I disagree that sections help shcu such a short article. To clarify structure, moved the characteristics table to the discussion page.Dankarl (talk) 03:34, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Charles Fielding

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hello

I tried my very best to resolve all the conflicts you mentioned on your banners on the page Claudio Edinger, we have already changed the username as you requested.... in fact since the account is blocked we created a new username... i don't know what else to do, please i need your help! i need to finish this project or i won't get my grade. this is my last semester at college. : o) thank you so very much, Roberta Rossetto —Preceding unsigned comment added by Roberta Rossetto (talkcontribs) 19:59, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

I don't see any problems with the article. It's a very good start-class article. What do you need to do? --I dream of horses (talk) 22:15, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

I need to resolve the conflicts that are mentioned on the page. What else can I do? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Roberta Rossetto (talkcontribs)

I just removed the tags. They aren't true anymore Is that the problem? --I dream of horses (talk) 17:44, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes! Thank you so much!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Roberta Rossetto (talkcontribs) —Preceding undated comment added 18:21, 16 June 2009 (UTC).

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Altered Speedy Deletion rationale: Ass nugits

Hello I dream of horses, and thanks for your work patrolling new changes. I am just informing you that I have deleted a page you tagged (Ass nugits) under a criterion different from the one your provided, which was inappropriate or incorrect. CSD criteria are narrow and specific to protect the encyclopedia, and the process is more effective if the correct deletion rationale is supplied. Consider reviewing the criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions or problems, please let me know. Thanks again! Ale_Jrbtalk 17:59, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I was having trouble deciding "Is this vandalism or is this person unaware that we can see this immediately?" I decide to assume the latter. --I dream of horses (talk) 18:01, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
Hmm... I have a line at which I stop believing people are acting by accident or in good faith: this firmly crossed it. Either way, no harm done. :) Ale_Jrbtalk 18:05, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
Well, it WAS his first article, and generally my new page patrol AGF/ABF line for first time article creators is starting to inch closer to "New attack pages about presumably alive people"...but yeah, no harm done in our actions. The horse is dead. --I dream of horses (talk) 18:08, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Re: Happy birthday

Thanks! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 15:43, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

You're very welcome! --I dream of horses (talk) 17:15, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

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Thanks, The Mad Muffin!Muffin Chat? 07:42, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

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Adoption

Hello. If you're planning on being consistently active on Wikipedia, and looking to learn more about this place (and how it internally functions), I'll be happy to adopt you. I work informally by dropping messages on things I notice in your editing, and short tips on how you can improve. Any questions you have you can place on my talk page. blurredpeace 08:27, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

You know, I think I'd do best with an informal, laid-back style. One thing I need to work on is deletion criteria (when is PROD/AfD called for, when is speedy called for, and when does the article just need to be worked on?). If you came before MiszaBot archived my talk page, you would've known that I lost my passwords, and that's why I'm so "new", so I kind of, sort of know what I'm doing. --I dream of horses (talk) 23:31, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
Sounds good; I'll take into account that you're more experienced than the regular new user. If you'd like to learn more about when AfD, PROD, or SD should be used, take a look at the Wikipedia deletion, proposed deletion, and speedy deletion policies. For the most part, those should explain where exactly each tag calls for. Do you use Twinkle, or have you requested rollback yet (if you're a vandalism fighter)? Happy to welcome you aboard. blurredpeace 23:43, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
Yes, and yes. I use twinkle, and I actually am a rollbacker. :-) Is this all right? Am I too experienced for adoption?--I dream of horses (talk) 23:46, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
Well, well, we'll have to do away with all that pesky knowledge and reteach. ;) Nah, you're not too experienced (not to say that you lack experience but that everyone can get better at what they already do). Like I said, we'll just being doing this stuff informally. I'll make comments on something I see in your contributions and we go back and forth with questions. Maybe I'll throw you a random policy and guideline test every now and then. It should be fun. blurredpeace 23:54, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
I guess you've adopted me, then? I'll go ahead and change my userbox, and put it into my subpage. Just revert if it isn't true.--I dream of horses (talk) 23:57, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

(unindent) Yeah, welcome aboard. You've been officially adopted. blurredpeace 04:52, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

I agree on your prod

If you want a prod2 just let me know! Postcard Cathy (talk) 04:03, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Go ahead. Mercilessly edit, mercifully critique. :-) --I dream of horses (talk) 21:02, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
Wait a minute. I just checked the article. It now is sourced, and the prod tag is gone. I'd keep it up. --I dream of horses (talk) 21:13, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the barnstar

That little stub of an article just attracted my interest, being based in my home town, and a little research fleshed it out nicely. Glad you felt I was justified in de-prodding it! PamD (talk) 22:07, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

You're very welcome! Please continue to work on it. --I dream of horses (talk) 22:13, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

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RE:Welcome to Wikipedia!

Thanks for the friendly welcome! I got your point and, yes, I am afraid I got carried away there. Albertgrueger (talk) 06:33, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for getting my point. You can ask me for help at anytime. Even though I may not always give you the assistance you need, I know how to get it. --I dream of horses (talk) 13:57, 28 June 2009 (UTC)


deletion

Hi, Just saw ur note on deletion of Melisa Kinyungu. New user so can't really argue the point. Just thought her Socio-political analysis and cultural analysis is important. Anyhoo, noticed in ur page u mentioned some neuro disorders, in medicine so just hope all is okay. thanksMukorak (talk) 18:44, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

About my disabilities: don't worry, all is well till the moment somebody decides they just can't deal with me
About your article: You may want to read our notability policies. In other words, you have to state why somebody (or something) should be included in an enclycopedia. Did she win an award? Etc. --I dream of horses (talk) 02:16, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

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Userboxes

I changed some of the userboxes that you're transcluding on your userpage to show that you're female. I did this by cutting out the words 'he' and 'his' and adding {{GENDER:{{BASEPAGENAME}}|his|her|his/her}} and similar things in their place. {{BASEPAGENAME}} is a variable that is filled in with your username by the software, and {{GENDER}} is the gender you signed up with at Special:Preferences. Thus the userboxes should now return the correct gender for everybody who uses them. As for your main userpage, I can't really do much to help design it. Wikipedia really isnt that great for making pretty userpages. -- Soap Talk/Contributions 02:58, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Oh, thanks for doing that! I'm sure that took a lot of work!
Unfortunately, I think you're right about the userpages. To be honest, I don't expect a pretty userpage. --I dream of horses (talk) 23:57, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Traffic Enforcement Camera

Dear I Dream of Horses,

My name is Robert Schroeder and I was reading the article about Traffic Enforcement Cameras. In the article, there was a reference to a group of activists called Camera Fraud. As I live in Phoenix, I am very close to the issue of Photo Enforcement and Camera Fraud's efforts. I attempted to add a link to Camera Fraud's website under the 'Against Photo Traffic Enforcement' set of links. I thought it wouldn't be a conflict of interest at the group was already mentioned in the article. Unfortunately, the link has been rejected twice, perhaps because of its affiliation with WordPress. Are you able to shed any light on this problem? I'd be very thankful if you could.

Robert Schroeder —Preceding unsigned comment added by Smokey143 (talkcontribs) 19:54, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

I can respond here. The first time it was reverted automatically by a bot that detects blacklisted links. The second time was by as the bot for some reason missed the reversion or was acting too slow. I reverted the second time to honor that blacklist. That's my take on it. If I'm wrong, and the URL is not to be considered spam, then feel free to revert my removal and request that the URL in question be removed from the spam blacklist. MuZemike 19:58, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
I would also like to add that providing an edit summmary and putting any links in the external links section will also help.
You seem to mean well. Sorry about this. Hopefully someday you will see a better side of Wikipedia. --I dream of horses (talk) 20:04, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Whoops

Rolling back and forth, are we? ^_^ a little insignificant 20:46, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, that looked like vandalism from recent changes. Sorry for the bad faith assumption--my bad. --I dream of horses (talk) 21:15, 3 July 2009 (UTC)
Oh, no problem! I've made the same mistake more times than I feel like counting. Sorry for the trouble! :) a little insignificant 03:36, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Admin's barnstar thanks

Thank you. It seems like every time I get a barnstar, it's one I've never gotten before. Now I have this one. (It's also sort of funny when you contrast it with this message, which I got earlier that same day). Daniel Case (talk) 04:53, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Well, I can tell you are doing your best, which is what ultimately is important. --I dream of horses (talk) 13:49, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Adminship anniversary

Thank you for the gift. It's hard to believe it's been two years...I remember it like it was yesterday. Thanks again. Acalamari 19:33, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

And your gratitude is your gift to me. --I dream of horses (talk) 21:11, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Ad-Libs Improvisational Comedy Theater

Hi, I only added a category to this article though, it wasn't necessary to warn me. Nevertheless, thanks for the heads up, I don't mind the article is deleted. Garion96 (talk) 20:46, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

I'm afraid that I don't remember what article you're talking about. Are you talking about Ad-Libs? --I dream of horses (talk) 21:15, 4 July 2009 (UTC)
Nope, you did a proposed deletion to Ad-Libs Improvisational Comedy Theater a week or so ago. Garion96 (talk) 21:19, 4 July 2009 (UTC)
Oh! Thanks for reminding me! I propose a lot of deletions, that's why I had to ask. --I dream of horses (talk) 21:21, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Thnak you

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Thank you kindly.

Thanks - that's a spiffy one. It'll look nice on the shelf. And just for being nice, I won't try to pwn you when you're asleep. Or when you're awake, for that matter. :-) --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 02:05, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Hee hee. I was worried about how you would take that one. Thanks for your sense of humor. --I dream of horses (talk) 02:08, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
You're welcome. Besides - I work for the government - I need a sense of humor...so don't worry 'bout me 'til it gets sucked dry. --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 02:10, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
You work for the government? More power to ya'! --I dream of horses (talk) 02:12, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
Well...actually I'm with a contractor. But hey, at least the view from the office is nice. :-) Again, many thanks. --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 02:14, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

RE:barnstar

LOL thanks for the barnstar. The Michael Jackson reference made me laugh considerably. Chuckle. Dr. Blofeld White cat 13:50, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

speedy deletion of The Still Night's Aurora

Resolved

I think a new article with some rational content deserves more than a minute before a speedy tag is placed. Just my opinion of course but the process still applies after an hour or a day! I respect the work done patrolling new pages and have done a substantial amount myself. Patrolling from the end makes a great deal of sense. Cheers! --Stormbay (talk) 23:02, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Thank you After looking at my speedy deletion warning on your talk page, I suspect that there's been much more of my speedies are rejected than I originally thought. Thank you for the opportunity to realize such, and thank you for the criticism. --I dream of horses (talk) 23:29, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
Sorry for butting in here, but I cleaned up the article, looked at it again, and decided to restore the speedy deletion tag. Since yesterday nothing new was added to the article except for a MySpace link, and the claim to have released a record in itself does not, in my opinion, establish any kind of notability--nor does the claim that they played for many groupies and fans. I dream, your speedy here wasn't rejected, it was deleted, and I think there's a significant difference. An administrator can decide very quickly on this matter. Thanks, to both of you, Drmies (talk) 16:15, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
My apologies also for intruding; I had the same reaction as User:Drmies in that I couldn't find any evidence of notability. I was about to delete the article when another admin took it to AfD, and that may well be the best overall solution that will give everyone time to express their opinions and refer to policies. Incidentally, I read your note below and I'm extremely sympathetic; I do a lot of new page assessment myself and every once in a while I find myself in exactly the situation you describe, where I work quickly and feel bad about it later. My solution, which you may have already found, is to take some time either away from WP or to work on some other aspect for a week or two; it may be of some help to you to consider, though, that your contributions are valuable and your heart's in the right place, because new page patrol is valuable and difficult work, IMHO. Accounting4Taste:talk 22:52, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
No need to apologize for "intruding" at all. Nobody intruded--what you two did is probably a mild example of WP:BOLD. I appreciate everybody's input and encouragement. I didn't realize this was such a complicated situation--complicated being defined as "involving a lot of people". I hope to contribute to new page patrol in a positive way in the future. --I dream of horses (talk) 23:33, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
Hmmmm maybe at AfD someone will give me props for the cleanup job... ;) Drmies (talk) 00:49, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

(unindent) Let's hope so. I'd hate to see a rehabable article deleted.--I dream of horses (talk) 01:34, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

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Hi, I've declined your speedy of Anna Cymmerman and replaced it with a notability tag as I take award winning as an assertion of importance. May I suggest that you consider installing Hotcat? Very often with brand new articles its really too early to tell what their potential is, but categorising it brings it to the attention of those interested in that category and is usually well appreciated by the author. ϢereSpielChequers 07:55, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

Actually, I have hotcats. I'll take your advice. I think I think too quickly in speedy tagging--bad habit, I know.
I think I'll take a brief break from new page patrolling. Somebody constructively criticized my patrolling yesterday. --I dream of horses (talk) 13:44, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
Hi, it can be a close call when something would almost certainly be deleted at AFD but probably doesn't qualify for speedy deletion. But remember we have a three level deletion process with speedies for the utterly non contentious, AFD for the arguments and prod in between. The reason I suggest hotcat to new page patrollers is too encourage an attitude of if in doubt categorise, and remember someone put some effort into writing that article. ϢereSpielChequers 06:07, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

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Hello there. Amazing! I create an article and twenty seven minutes later someone sees it and copy-edits it. I hope to create several more when I have the time so any help is much appreciated. Cheers. Coll Mac (talk) 01:40, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome!
Feel free to ask me questions anytime. I know where to get help. --I dream of horses (talk) 01:44, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. There is one. I was hoping to add it to a Template and was wondering how to do so. Coll Mac (talk) 01:47, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
So, do you want to add the article to a temple? Do you want to add the link to the article to a template? Do you want to add a template to the article? --I dream of horses (talk) 01:49, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
Looking at the article King's Theatre, Glasgow I see a Template at the bottom called Theatres in Scotland. I don't believe the Queens Theatre belongs there as all those included are existing theatres. I was wondering if there was a Template for former Scottish theatres and if so how could one add to it. Thanks Coll Mac (talk) 01:57, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
I have picked up much information since I asked you the question so it no longer needs answered. I do though appreciate you help. Cheers. Coll Mac (talk) 16:38, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
Good to hear! For future reference, where did you have your question answered? --I dream of horses (talk) 16:44, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
I asked at the entertainment help desk and although I was told it was the wrong help desk it was answered anyway. Coll Mac (talk) 16:48, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

(unindent) Oh, I was just about to refer you to the help desk! Good job!--I dream of horses (talk) 16:49, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Cheers. Coll Mac (talk) 16:54, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Desh Deshpande

Hi, I declined this speedy as the article had sufficient context. He is a notable businessman. Regards, decltype (talk) 02:03, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

The creator seemed to add info between the tagging and your reading. My bad. --I dream of horses (talk) 02:07, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
Desh already had an article under his real name. I turned this into a redirect to that article. Regards, decltype (talk) 02:14, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
I feel quite embarrassed now. I'll go to bed. --I dream of horses (talk) 02:15, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
No need to feel embarrassed, mistakes happen. Good night, anyway. Regards, decltype (talk) 02:18, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

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You're very welcome. The smiley face you used was very cute. --I dream of horses (talk) 18:23, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

THANKS!

Thanks for the barnstar! That's my first barnstar! I've always been wondering when I'd get it!!!!! VERY appreciated. Agradman talk/contribs 04:44, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Aw, you're welcome! :-) --I dream of horses (T) @ 15:18, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

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Face-smile.svg Thank you very much.   ■ MMXXtalk  14:54, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

You're very welcome. The smiley face you used was very cute. --I dream of horses (talk) 18:23, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

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Thanks for the barnstar! That's my first barnstar! I've always been wondering when I'd get it!!!!! VERY appreciated.Agradman talk/contribs 04:44, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Aw, you're welcome! :-) --I dream of horses (T) @ 15:18, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

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Dont trust the wikipedia tagging system.--ZagZagg (talk) 01:13, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

You're right--I really shouldn't. I'll kill the warning temp I gave you, and I'm really sorry. --I dream of horses (T) @ 01:15, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Re: First edit day

Thank you very much, though it's the day after (UTC), it's much appreciated. :P :) iMatthew talk at 01:45, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Well, it's July 17th where I live, so yeah. It's the thought that counts! --I dream of horses (T) @ 01:46, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
Absolutely, thank you! (It's still July 17th here too, I meant WP-time) :) iMatthew talk at 01:49, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
Ahh, wiki-time, wiki-time. Only a small percentage of wikipedians follow wiki-time (or UTC), I think.
  • checks watch* Time to go back to editing! --I dream of horses (T) @ 01:52, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Thank you

Thanks for the barnstar! It brought a smile to my face, and I needed one today (a smile, that is). --Transity(talkcontribs) 19:53, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Thank you Oh no. Thank you for making a new page patrollers job easy. --I dream of horses (T) @ 19:55, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Likewise, thanks for my barnstar. (Shh! Don't reply! I'm on WP:NODRAMA and pretending not to do any talk page chatter this week. Don't tell anyone I spoke to you!)—S Marshall Talk/Cont 20:11, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks for the barnstar. Greatly appreciated! Chris (talk) 22:30, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Thank you for making new page patrolling easy. --I dream of horses (T) @ 22:46, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

User:Timmydasta

Sorry to forestall you; I didn't think there was any point in putting up with this user's nonsense any longer, considering his history and the nature of the material he was putting forward. Accounting4Taste:talk 23:45, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

I was thinking the same thing. Thanks for blocking him. --I dream of horses (T) @ 23:46, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

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Thank you for the birthday wishes. User page clean up.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my talk page and wish me a happy birthday. I really appreciate it. :)

I could take a crack at cleaning up your user page, but that requires that I edit your user page. If you want me to, I could give it a go. I am one who believes in "keep it simple." Let me know, okay? LA @ 19:35, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Go ahead, and do it. Just make it organized looking. I want it blue if you do colors.
How did you do the {{talkback}} thing after your signature? --I dream of horses (talk) 20:30, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
Copy User:Lady Aleena/sig.css to User:I dream of horses/sig.css making changes to it for your account, and then in your preferences under signature put {{subst:User:I dream of horses/sig.css}}. Then, during long conversations, just remember to take out the talkback messages from your last signature to keep the conversation as clean as possible. Also, that message only appears on user talk pages. On any other talk page, it will produce a simpler signature.
I will see what I can do on your user page. I have a user infobox that I could add to it, which you could fill in. The description is here. LA @ 18:33, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
I just saw that you are about to go on vacation, how about we do your user page when you get back? It is far simpler to do a user page fix when the user is here. :) LA @ 18:39, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, you know, that's a good plan. I won't be able to access my laptop as much, but I'll bring it along anyway. I'm not too sure about internet access, though. --{{subst:User:I dream of horses/sig.css}} (talk) 18:41, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
About your sig, did you check the box "Sign my name exactly as shown." in preferences? It appears that you hadn't. Also, when using talkback on my talk page, please use the same heading. Thanks! LA @ 18:50, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
I see you have returned from your vacation. When would you like to begin cleaning up your user page? LA @ 18:10, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I think it's time.
I was thinking about initiating this conversation (something I have much difficulty with in real life, and apparently some difficulty online), but I seem to be struggling from jet lag, allergies, and...yeah, you get the point! --I dream of horses (T) @ 19:15, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
Well, the first thing you need to do is write a lead section about yourself. If you need inspiration, read mine. Also, you have template clutter at the top of your user page. I am currently fixing a user infobox, adding a few new things, which you can then add to put a lot of little things in so people can get a good at-a-glance view of you and your work here. After we get that done, then we can make it pretty. :) LA @ 19:22, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
That better? --I dream of horses (T) @ 19:46, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
I would suggest a few wiki-links to articles that you care about like horses and neurodiversity and projects like Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting. I don't think you need {{userpage}}, that template IMO is really not necessary. :) (I am a bit distracted at the moment, I got a phone call right as I started writing this message.) Under Funny vandalism, I would suggest making that a list. Please let me get finished with the expansion on the template. LA If you reply here, please leave me a {{Talkback}} message on my talk page. @ 20:13, 20 July 2009 (UTC)


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Thanks

Thanks for your editions to my page Transliteration of Libyan placenames--Maher A. A. Abdussalam (talk) 00:39, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

NGCSU

That's what is started as, a section in the main NGCSU page, but as I worked on it I thought it got too big so I decided to try it as a separate page. I was about to start working on putting a shortened section on the main page. It's whatever though, I still consider myself a rookie at this stuff so... McBrayn (talk) 20:10, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Personally, I think it's best that the history section be in the article. However, if you think it's best, I'll listen to you.
A shortened section is a good idea! --I dream of horses (T) @ 20:14, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

RE:Nari Gandhi

I have added the hangon tag for Nari Gandhi article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Inarchit (talkcontribs) 01:16, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Good response! --I dream of horses (T) @ 01:27, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

nari gandhi article

The article i am creating is about a legendary architect who continues to inspire several thousands of architects and designers. his works are masterpieces in architecture and i don't feel that it should be deleted. visit http://www.kebyar.com/journal_index.htm and see the part on nari gandhi. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Inarchit (talkcontribs) 01:51, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

The Bridget Show

Can you help me PLease edit the Bridget show Properly So it won't get Deleted. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Editman1709 (talkcontribs) 19:04, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

If you can find out if this show will actually be aired via non-blog, non-gossip page source, then it may actually be rescued. You may want to ask the nominator for more information, though.--I dream of horses (T) @ 21:38, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

barnstar

I appreciate the barnstar. I NPP as well and find the 95% of articles with zero references irritating as well. Radio station articles are easily referenced with government sources. These stubs help prevent garbage articles from appearing in their place sometime down the road.--RadioFan (talk) 22:37, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the support! --I dream of horses (T) @ 23:18, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks

Thank you for remembering, although I was forlorn, bereft of your wishes, on my real birthday a few weeks ago :} -- Avi (talk) 14:49, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Oh, my! You are aware that WP:BIRTHDAY puts your birthday today, you know that? --I dream of horses (T) @ 14:52, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
Here you go:
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D'oh! --I dream of horses (T) @ 15:49, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
No worries :D Thanks! -- Avi (talk) 16:00, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

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hi, i do not understand why the out of sight page i met will be deleted, it is about a band that do exist and they have been touring with some very big names! please reply as i do not understand, please reply on my page without using a copy and pasting system with regulation answers!

HeyCharly —Preceding unsigned comment added by HeyCharly (talkcontribs) 20:47, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Terence Harris, Lord Harris of West Derby

I declined the speedy tag on the above-captioned article, thinking that it was certainly excusable to have missed the reference to the OBE (Order of the British Empire) in all the misspellings, but I'm starting to regret my action since I followed the link to the "heraldic order" mentioned in the article and found that it was available for purchase on eBay. (!) My apologies; I have PRODded the article and will be keeping a very watchful eye on it. Accounting4Taste:talk 22:38, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Thank you Oh, gosh. Don't worry--sysopping is difficult work. Thanks for the refreshing assumption of good faith. --I dream of horses (T) @ 01:53, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

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Junior Johnson removal

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The Hall of Fame nod on the Junior Johnson page doesn't constitute vandalism-not sure why you're removing it. Please explain. —Preceding unsigned comment added by TSI2009 (talkcontribs) 15:07, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Well, it did read to be rather spammy--not vandalism per se, but a common mistake made by a newcomer, and a common way to advertise on purpose. --I dream of horses (T) @ 15:10, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Why would you not want to add this incredible mention to this man's page? —Preceding unsigned comment added by TSI2009 (talkcontribs) 15:14, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Maybe I shouldn't have removed it. I am realizing this, and I am sorry. I should've assumed good faith.
Sometimes, a newcomer gets too enthustatic when they write about something. How can you politely write it so somebody who is reasonable think it's a horrible mention will be like "I can tolerate that", but you can say that, too? --I dream of horses (T) @ 15:39, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Not sure I understand the last part of your message "How can you politely write it so somebody who is reasonable think it's a horrible mention will be like "I can tolerate that", but you can say that, too?" but I appreciate your trust and will add my comment back to JJ's page. TSI2009TSI2009 (talk) 15:57, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Armenian nationalism

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See this for context. I would like people to show less bad faith. What is going on here is one of the oldest tricks in the book, if for some reason you don't like some content, you call "plagiarism! copyright violation!" if it is taken verbatim from the source cited, and you call "WP:OR! WP:SYNTH!" if the source's wording is altered in the slightest way. In both cases, you revert. In fact, you can use both accusations for the same content [1][2], it's not like anyone is keeping track after all.

God forbid that you should make an actual suggestion on how the source's gist should be presented, that wouldn't just be collaborating with the enemy, it would also require you to do actual work. --dab (𒁳) 15:16, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Goodness! I have no idea what you guys are talking about, but it sounds like a very bitter and involved argument!
unsolicited advice: I see that you have a few choices. You can leave the article (or subject) alone, or you can stay. If you leave, you can stay away forever or come back at a later time. If you stay, you can work on other, more controversial areas in the article (or subject), or you can stay in the debate, and continue to work in the controversial areas.
Whatever you do, take a deeeeep breath.
What you do is up to you--you know best. --I dream of horses (T) @ 15:33, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

believe me, I know how this goes -- I have more than four years of experience with this kind of patriotism on Wikipedia. The nice thing is that policy is on the side of the encyclopedist, so that given enough time the patriotic trolls always lose. Which should really go without saying, but sometimes it really takes a little longer that a naive reading of WP:NOT would suggest. You can read all about this problem at User:Moreschi/The_Plague. --dab (𒁳) 15:54, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Excuse my ignorance. I was just worried about you, that's all. --I dream of horses (T) @ 15:59, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Susan j. wolfson

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I am fixing the cuts and pastes and will rectify. I've tried to do this quickly to make sure the entry accords with quality standards! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Critic11 (talkcontribs) 22:23, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

I put the speedy deletion tag back, but I also put a {{hangon}} tag which buys you some time. Please don't remove that tag again.
I highly appreciate your efforts to "rehab" the article you wrote. --I dream of horses (T) @ 22:29, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Thank yoU! I'm trying to add things quickly; sorry for deleting -- I will continue to add but she is a giant in the field! Critic11 (talk) 22:30, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

dream, please do not tag articles for full professors at major universities as not indicating notability--they are almost always notable as shown in AfD. But in any case, the bar for speedy is much less than for notability--it is merely the assertion or indication of importance or significance. Asserting someone has published a book with a well known publisher is by itself sufficient to escape speedy, as is asserting or indicating someone is a professor at any level in a university. Not that all of them are notable--far from it--but they pass speedy. DGG (talk) 23:05, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
Cripes! I think I will, at this point, take a sabbatical from new page patrol! My apologies, DGG!
But this brings up another issue. What constitutes a "major university?"--I dream of horses (T) @ 23:56, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
Most of your patrolling is pretty good--it helps to do only a few at a time--after I've looked at New Pages or Recent Changes for a while, and dealt with the high proportion of garbage, everything tends to look like junk. The best way to learn how to use speedy is watch --and join--some of the discussions on the talk page WT:CSD. As for universities, and passing Notability, see WP:PROF. A better wording would have been major research university--the world-famous ones. The quality of the university isn't a formal criterion, but it affects the results rather sharply. There is no reliable formal listing to use, it has to be learned, and it is a little different in different fields. In terms of passing just speedy, almost anything will do. DGG (talk) 01:46, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

My barnstar

Wow![3] That's the first one I've ever gotten. Thank you very much.

And thank you also for your generous rating and comment about the lede of All Souls Unitarian Church (Tulsa, Oklahoma). I did puzzle over an appropriate lede for that article. That church is not only one of the world's biggest UU churches, but has been a very important voice for liberal causes in super-conservative Tulsa for decades. But I wasn't sure how to make that clear (and sourceable) in the lede while keeping to DYK standards and without overstepping the bounds of WP:NPOV. If you have any ideas, by all means! Best,--Arxiloxos (talk) 20:32, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Thank you I would like to thank you for being civil! It was refreshing to read your comment!
I put the first para of the first non-intro section into the intro. How does it look? --I dream of horses (T) @ 23:13, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

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Thanks for the barnstar dude! Much appreciated. --Chris (talk) 14:54, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

I'm a dudette! :-) And you're welcome. I dream of horses (T) @ 23:52, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
Right after I hit save I thought "I wonder if..."  :) --Chris (talk) 14:46, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you Ahhhhhh. After going through the civility RfC and proposing a merger, I can smile at your comment. It's like being given a cold glass of ice water after a brutal workout. Thank you. I dream of horses (T) @ 15:18, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
Haha no problem. Hope your wikistress level doesn't get too high... it's just the interwebs! In case you ever need a good laugh after dealing with people online: http://xkcd.com/386/. --Chris (talk) 15:23, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
Oh, of course! I've actually felt like that a few times! Hee.
Thanks for your concern. I appreciate it. I dream of horses (T) @ 15:25, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Barnstar for you :D

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Hi there, I remember you from a while back, and have had your talk page on my watchlist since. Your talkpage (as well as you) keep popping up on it. And I've been meaning to give you one of these for a while. Unfortunately, you do so much here, that it's hard to decide which area to give you an award for (it's unfortunate that I couldn't decide, that is, not that you do so much ;D). Well I couldn't decide, so here you go, the original ;)

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For your continuous good work here; your civil and kind interactions with others, your work at WP:MOTTO, fighting vandalism, and patrolling new pages, and cleaning-up pages. I, Kingpin13 (talk), award you this long overdue, and well deserved, Original Barnstar.

Enjoy :) - Kingpin13 (talk) 16:17, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Thank you for giving me this for merely doing my job as a wikipedian.
By the way, I tried to put the barnstar here, and the barnstar isn't displaying right. Anyway you can help? I dream of horses (T) @ 23:51, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
No problem :). Also, I've Fixed it now, it's just because in the process of copying and pasting, you got rid of the line breaks, which I've added back in (also, I've kept the rest of my message in (i.e. the parts not in the barnstar) as that's what you did, but feel free to remove any of it (e.g. the title) if you want). Cheers - Kingpin13 (talk) 23:55, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
Oh, thanks again! You're quite the helpful person. Now, my subpage looks so pretty with the shiny star. I dream of horses (T) @ 00:09, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Pick two shades of blue please

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I know that I have not been fast to get your user page formatted, but I need you to pick two or three shades of blue that you like.

Here are some places you can get a peek at various shades of blue and other complimentary colors:

Once you have your colors, the rest will fall into place. I would suggest a lighter blues that text can be easily read on. Please let me know. LA If you reply here, please leave me a {{Talkback}} message on my talk page. @ 22:13, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

I would like electric blue and the non-floral version of lavender. Tell me if the text can't be easily read. You can take out any template, including your own, but keep everything else there. I dream of horses (T) @ 01:44, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

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Father Van Quickenborne

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Hello, I dream of horses. I just created an article (my fourth) and it was immediately hit with tags and deletions of what I thought were important sections of explanation. I'll live with it, I guess, but it was quiet a surprise. Is it common practice to rip at the tender new shoot (garden jargon) that a new article is. I would love to learn more about the process so that my next article does not suffer the same fate.--Buster7 (talk) 17:44, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

First off, you are more than welcome to undo my edits if you wish. As I say, edit mercilessly, critique mercifully. You don't need to "just live" with my, or any editors', edits. Use "I'll just live with it." as a last resort. if you feel strongly about something, do something about it--like you are now! Thank you!
Secondly, no articles are ever "tender". They can live with being tagged, being shortened, being lengthened, being vandalized, being debated over, being nominated and rejected for being a good or even featured article over and again, and sometimes, in exceptional cases, even being deleted repeatedly. Articles are resilient critters. You don't need to tend over them like you would a garden.
I can't speak for other people, but I tag to say "This needs to be improved, but I don't know how, or don't have the time to improve it." It's my firm belief that all articles have potential, even featured articles. If I believe there's an issue, I'm not going to just leave it alone. Mind you, I probably should go ahead and go the talk page, but I've never done that. I should. Sorry about that.
I deleted a section because I felt if somebody wanted to know what a jesuit was, they'd go to the article, not to a jesuit priests' page. Know what I mean? --I dream of horses (T) @ 18:57, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for your insight and understanding. Your words are just what I was looking for and Im sure they will come in handy when I have to deal with some other less generous editor down the line. Anyway...Nice to meet you!--Buster7 (talk) 22:09, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
Nice to meet you, too! Feel free to leave a message for me anytime! --I dream of horses (T) @ 23:24, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you for the barnstar. I am honoured indeed!--Anna Frodesiak (talk) 22:25, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Thank you Aw, no, thank you for writing a legit stub instead of writing about how your little brother has stinky armpits. --I dream of horses (T) @ 22:28, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
Whoa! Close one. I was just about to do an article about my ex-roommate's boyfriend's nose hair (with shaky blog references).--Anna Frodesiak (talk) 22:32, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
Nooooooo! Save yourself! Save yourself! Get a life, and unplug the computer as soon as you can!
Kidding, of course. :-) --I dream of horses (T) @ 22:36, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Civility/Poll

Oh, thanks. I looked at your contributions, and it seems like I am the only one who got this. Is this actually the case? --I dream of horses (T) @ 21:20, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

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Well...Yes...You are the only one to get it. Earlier, I came to just say thanks for sharing and thanks for putting in your two cents (which is something we all say), and, well....I don't know what happened, but I was inspired to create a barnstar for you. Do you like it, Em? Yes, you are the first to get it. (((BTW...one of my grandaughters is named Emilee and we call her Em))) I'll probaly use it whenever someone says.."..that was just my two cents." and when I do I'll think of you. --Buster7 (talk) 21:44, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Aw, thanks! (I'll put the award in my subpage, it'll take of the border problem).
Emily is a very common name in my generation. Have more than ten young females, and you have two "Emily"'s.--I dream of horses (T) @ 21:59, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Barnstar

Aww, thanks. *blush* Very pretty - it'll look nice on the mantlepiece, once I get around to putting it up there.

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Hello I dream of horses, its been a while since we have spoken. I've recently been on a number of trips, and I thought it might be best to check up on things. Have any troubles, questions, etc? How are things on Wikipedia? Regards, –blurpeace (talk) 17:40, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

I wish you had told me about your wikibreak before you went on your trips, but it's fine. No crises.
I have done a number of things since we last talked. I have participated in the Civility poll, and also in the WP:PUMP/RFC area once. It seemed rather dramatic, and I haven't participated since.
I have also been awarded a barnstar, and today I am Wikipedian of the day. If you want to look at them the Awards subpage is under "I dream of horses subpages".
By the way, I have also had my page redone! What do you think? --I dream of horses (T) @ 21:12, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
My apologies. I should have left you a message before the flight. Anyhow, it's good to hear that you're getting involved with the discussions that make Wikipedia tick. I tend to avoid the "drama filled" places on Wikipedia, though I do participate whenever I have the urge to do so (e.g. someone I've seen nominated at an RfA, or a discussion where I might be able to add something meaningful). –blurpeace (talk) 05:23, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
Just contact me for now on.
Yeah, now the mailing list, which I've joined, is talking about the civility poll results. I'm participating in the discussion--really cool! --I dream of horses (T) @ 15:08, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
I like the new color scheme. Lady Aleena did a good job. -- Soap Talk/Contributions 18:41, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
You're right, Lady Aleena did do a good job. I get the impression that she's very good at wiki-markup. --I dream of horses (T) @ 01:21, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Providence Church (Knoxville, TN)

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Looks like someone didn't like your improvements to the article. A brand-new user, Macsonoma5, has pretty much brought it back to square one. I reverted, but he counter-reverted, and I don't want it to turn into a shooting match. What do you propose? Should we send it to AfD? Favonian (talk) 20:20, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Let's try talking to Masonoma5 instead. I've left a note on xyrs' talk page. --I dream of horses (T) @ 22:01, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Nicholas Hiltner

Hi. I've made several edits to the page for Nicholas Hiltner. Would you please have another look and let me know whether or not you'd still like to mark it for speedy deletion? Many thanks. Harveylogan (talk) 02:50, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Don't worry, it looks pretty good now. I now feel a bit guilty about tagging the article, in fact. I've added a stub template, and added the article to Wikiproject biography and New York. Like I always say, edit mercilessly critique mercifully, something that you seem to have already accomplished. --I dream of horses (T) @ 13:55, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

West Kelowna

Works fine for me - I'd suggest WP:BOLDly merging it immediately rather than waiting for consensus. Kelowna isn't a particularly major place - I can't see the talkpage being watchlisted by many people. Ironholds (talk) 22:27, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Cookie dough bites

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Hello again,

Thank you for following up on the Cookie dough bites article & merging the material into the main article. This was a good and sensible thing to do.

Unfortunately the way you did it broke attribution. When ever you merge material you must follow the steps outlined at Help:Merge. In short, you must:

  1. Note where the content is being merged to in your edit summary that turns the old page into a redirect. ("merging content to [[destination]]")
  2. Add a {{R from merge}} template to the newly created redirect
  3. Note where the content is coming from in your edit summary that adds the merged material. ("merging in content from [[source]]")

Taking these steps insures proper attribution in order to comply with our licensing agreements. User:Flatscan was kind enough to go behind you are fix the error this time, so no further action is need. However, I thought you should be aware of how to do this properly in the future.

Feel free to ask me if you have any additional question, or see WP:MERGE for additional information. Thank you, ThaddeusB (talk) 05:11, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Sorry about the trouble. It was my first time merging. :-( --I dream of horses (T) @ 15:36, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
No worries - just wanted to make sure it was done properly next time. Don't feel bad as it seems very few people know about this requirement - most merges I see are done incorrectly. --ThaddeusB (talk) 15:57, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
Ah. Maybe there should be some sort of automated merging process. I wonder if that's possible. --I dream of horses (T) @ 15:59, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
Not sure exactly how that would work, but yes, there should be a way to get this information out there better than just expecting people to magically know it. I'll try to brainstorm a solution. In the mean time, let me know if you think of anything/have more details on how a semi-automated merger process would work. --ThaddeusB (talk) 21:07, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
It would probably be in huggle. That way, if you don't need a semi-automated way to merge, there would be a (albeit very convoluted) way to not have it.
Of course, huggle isn't available in all web browsers, but there should be a way to "opt out". --I dream of horses (T) @ 21:39, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Hi. I responded at my talk page, but I'm interested in jumping into this discussion (maybe move to Help talk:Merging?). Feel free to respond in either location (no talkback required), and I will follow your conventions thereafter. Flatscan (talk) 04:23, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

All right. I just added a response to the help talk section. --I dream of horses (T) @ 18:46, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

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Please read this. Ironholds (talk) 01:30, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

D'oh! *Blush* Sorry. --I dream of horses (T) @ 01:31, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
That's okay sir, just don't do it again. You drive on now :P. *takes off policeman's helmet* Ironholds (talk) 01:33, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Checks pants*
By golly, I'm a "ma'am!" No worries, though, heh heh. :-) --I dream of horses (T) @ 01:35, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
My apologies miss! Please don't sue/call for a national inquiry into the police/get your local MP to bring the matter up in Parliament/anything else that could cripple my career faster than rickets in a horse-jumping competition. Ironholds (talk) 01:38, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
No worries, sir! Drive on. Hee! --I dream of horses (T) @ 01:40, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Question. You both...err...seem to be British, or seem as though you might have the Queen on your money. Is it the case in England (or wherever it might be that you would have some personal experience) that "carry on" is considered rude (or at least more rude than it might be in America)? Protonk (talk) 01:47, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
Actually, no. I am from Missouri. We were merely pretending that I was being pulled over for speeding, Ironholds being the cop.
I never knew that saying "Carry on" was rude. --I dream of horses (T) @ 01:51, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
I heard that in some conversation on AN/I somewhere. Figured I'd ask the source. Didn't expect that I'd happen upon someone further from the source than I. :) Protonk (talk) 01:56, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
I don't think AN/I is a very reliable source. --I dream of horses (T) @ 01:58, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
Touche. Protonk (talk) 02:01, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
Personally I'm keen on being as far away from The Source as possible. Ironholds (talk) 02:32, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Your signature

How do you get the talkback thingy that you used on User talk:Jimbo Wales in your signature? Ks0stm (TC) 19:25, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

I put a code on my sig.css. You have one yourself, just go to your user page and add sig.css to your URL. Lady Alanna has one too, and told me what it was. Why don't you ask her? --I dream of horses (T) @ 19:30, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

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Ok what did I get wrong here... Ks0stm (TC) 22:16, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
I think it's Lady Aleena, not Lady Alanna. You want to try again? --I dream of horses (T) @ 22:20, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
Ok...there we go...I was going off what you typed in the above section... Ks0stm (TC) 22:25, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
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Fixing your Awards subpage

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Hi, I got rid of the |} that was showing up. If that was the problem, could you explain it to me please? Cheers - Kingpin13 (talk) 12:23, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Well, when the award was originally given to me, the two coins was on one row. Now it's on two rows. When Buster and I discussed the award, our discussion was included within the award itself, which was incredibly odd. I'm worried that happen again if I get another award. --I dream of horses (T) @ 15:59, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
I fixed the problem with later comments being included within the award (that was because the |} was on the wrong line). For me it looks like the two coins are on the same line, so it would be difficult for me to fix (because I wouldn't know whether it's working on your screen or not (try changing the zoom level. And what size screen do you have?). - Kingpin13 (talk) 16:11, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
Hey! I tried zooming out and the coins ended up on one line!
My screen resolution is 1152 X 720.--I dream of horses (T) @ 16:22, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
Cool, it'll just be that your screen is pushing them together. It'll look fine on other screens. But if you want it to work on yours, simply change the image's sizes (they are currently 100px) until it works (use preview) - Kingpin13 (talk)

No problem :D - Kingpin13 (talk) 16:48, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Userpage design center request

A while ago you requested a redesign at WP:UPHTS. I took up the request and the redesign is at User:Resident Mario/sandbox. Add or change anything you want to and then you can post it on your userspace. Keep in mind though that you use Safari and I use Internet Explorer, so there might be some nicks; describe them and I'll try to fix them. Cheers, ResMar 13:02, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

It's quite unfortunate that my user page has already been redesigned by USER:Lady Aleena. I'm quite sorry that you spent all this time creating a user page that was already made. It appears that I forgot to take off my name.
One thing I really like is the horse picture, though. :-) --I dream of horses (T) @ 15:52, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
...Oh. ResMar 23:46, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
Did I contact you in the past about this? I don't remember.
You seem quite disappointed. I'm so very sorry about this. There's been a lack of communication here, and this is partially my responsibility. I should've taken off my name. --I dream of horses (T) @ 23:47, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
Yeah. But I can modify it for someone else anyway. ResMar 01:07, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
That's good to hear. I'm glad that you didn't waste all that time. --I dream of horses (T) @ 01:45, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

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AfD nomination of Alex Kade

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Last name/first name

I created an entry for James E. Bowley, a noted dead sea scroll translator, and categorized it as American Religion Academics. But in THAT category, he comes up alphabetically under J (for James) rather than B (for Bowley). How do I fix this?Critic11 (talk) 14:15, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Right before the categories, you are supposed to put . That should fix the problem. --I dream of horses (T) @ 16:01, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Hold your horses please

You put up a notice only seconds after I began to create an article. I am still creating and editing. Kindly check the time of edits before jumping the gun. Thank you. Tmangray (talk) 17:23, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

You could've avoided this altogether if you completed the article before putting it in the article namespace (for example, by writing it in a subpage of your user page). Sorry for the assumption of bad faith.--I dream of horses (T) @ 17:29, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
This has never come up before. I always create a new page this way in order to allow others to join in the creation process right away. Tmangray (talk) 17:33, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
In my opinion, it's better to do it the way I suggested so there's more "there" there to edit. It also helps new page patrollers like myself. If you have ever new page patrolled in the past, you know that it's pretty hard to distinguish an article that is in the process of being created, and one that actually is, for example, just a dictionary definition. You might want to use the {{underconstruction}} tag in the future. --I dream of horses (T) @ 17:39, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
I will do as you suggest the next time re: the underconstruction tag. Tmangray (talk) 17:50, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

speedies

CSD A7 does not require that the person be notable. just that the article indicate some plausible importance or significance. This is ,deliberately, a very much lower criterion. If it shows something, but you think not enough, the proper course is prod or AfD -- after looking for additional material yourself, per WP:BEFORE. That Constance Rosenblumhas published two books is certainly at least some indication of notability -- and she is probably notable. For Stacey Marie Kerr. and Adrianne Ahearn I have my doubts about actual notability, but they do pass speedy DGG ( talk ) 18:49, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Oh, thanks. I think I needed to have a bit of a lecture on notability. --I dream of horses (T) @ 20:58, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

New Article

Forgive me if I'm doing this wrong, but your argument for deletion of my article in seems unfounded. If the problem is in the way it is formatted, than it would have been kinder and more helpful for you to suggest editing methods to make it conform with standards. If you have a problem with the person the page is about, then you have obviously not looked at any of the links or references, as this professor is a highly regarded linguist who has published many books and has been interviewed by many sources. Please explain your reasoning and try to be nicer to newbies instead of attacking them. -Saturnalia9

If the problem is in the way it is formatted, than it would have been kinder and more helpful for you to suggest editing methods to make it conform with standards.
Actually, I did more than that. I added the article, Dennis Baron, to what are called Wikiprojects and categories, both of which make the article easier to find. I edited the page for a neutral point of view, among various other things you can learn about if you click on the "history" tab of both the article and its' respective talk page. I don't mean this in a demeaning matter--I know you probably didn't know about the history tab, and am merely stating the facts.
If you have a problem with the person the page is about, then you have obviously not looked at any of the links or references, as this professor is a highly regarded linguist who has published many books and has been interviewed by many sources.
I've looked at the external links, and the references. They don't state why Dennis Baron is notable. His article doesn't either. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Please explain your reasoning and try to be nicer to newbies instead of attacking them.
While writing an article is a brave act, it's not something you should do while you consider yourself a "newbie"--being a "newbie" doesn't exempt you from having an article or edit deleted. Experienced editors have "their" articles deleted, too. Imagine the odds an article has if it's written by a new editor.
A piece of advice for now on is to separate yourself from your edits. If someone is critiquing your edits, explicitly or not, they are never attacking you unless there is evidence to the contrary.
I'm sorry that I intimidated you by my actions. I hope you see a better side of Wikipedia soon.
For now on, our conversation will continue here. --I dream of horses (T) @ 23:34, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

UPDATE: I have edited the article to provide numerous sources confirming claims about the individual. Also, everybody on the article's talk page has agreed that the page should be kept. I know the page may still need editing, but I hope you will reconsider your deletion request. (T)

I'm impressed. I've decided to withdraw my nomination for deletion, because the article has a snowballs' chance in Hell of being deleted, both because of the deletion discussion, and because of your improvements. Now I know why Dennis Baron is notable.
PS You can sign your name automatically by typing four tildes in a row. So ~~~~. --I dream of horses (T) @ 18:58, 24 August 2009 (UTC)


Thank you very much for your input, and for withdrawing the request. I appreciate the advice. Saturnalia9 (talk) 19:01, 24 August 2009 (UTC)saturnalia9

Evan Millner

Hi, just to let you know that you might have mixed up something with the prod reason for this article. Millner is not a musician. But the article should go anyway. --Pgallert (talk) 14:36, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, I think. Any way to fix that? --I dream of horses (T) @ 14:53, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Not sure. I didn't want to change your prod reason, as this is currently discussed with some controversy (e.g on User talk:ThaddeusB#Altering another person's prod). You could specify the proper reason and remove my prod-2, I guess. Or you leave the prod-2, and I later revise the wording for it. --Pgallert (talk) 15:02, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Full version of NICE to be released

Thanks for helping me and my colleagues test the NICE interface modification. Depending on when you installed the tool, you were only presented with a specific subset of the features we have developed. We are ready to roll out the full feature set which, we expect, will make the gadget significantly more useful. Before we do that, we'd like you to answer a few questions about your activity in Wikipedia as it relates to undoing other's edits and what you thought of the NICE features you were shown.

The survey will ask for your Wikipedia username, but you can participate anonymously if you choose. To do so, send me an email with an address I can respond to and I will have the survey software respond with an anonymous token for you to continue. --EpochFail (talk|contribs) 17:43, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for getting the survey taken care of. If you're interested in giving NICE another try, it should be much more functional now. --EpochFail (talk|contribs) 18:39, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
All right, I'm interested. Where is it again? --I dream of horses (T) @ 18:41, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Just add importScript('User:EpochFail/No_Biting.js'); to User:I dream of horses/monobook.js. I have to admit, it looks much nicer now :) (oh ha ha). - Kingpin13 (talk) 18:43, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
I saw you just added it. Dont forget the semi-colon (";") after the new line. And don't forget to purge - Kingpin13 (talk) 18:47, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

I think NICE is somehow interfering with Twinkle. I just tried to nominate an article for speedy deletion, and Twinkle loaded up the blue box, but there was no text within it in the usual frame of time. --I dream of horses (T) @ 19:06, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Hmm... NICE was designed specifically not to interfere with Twinkle. I'll have a look again to see if I can reproduce the problem. --EpochFail (talk|contribs) 19:10, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
It seems to be alright in the two browsers I was able to quickly test. Could you tell me about your configuration?
  • Browser and version
  • Operating system
  • Any other extensions
Safari, version 4.0.3
Mac OS X, Leoperd
Friendly, HotCat, and RefTools.
That help much? --I dream of horses (T) @ 19:27, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
It looks like I'll have to wait until tomorrow before I'll be able to test a comparable machine. Just to make sure I know what you are talking about (I am pretty sure) could you upload a screenshot somewhere that I'd be able to look? I know this is a lot of trouble and I appreciate your time is limited. If you don't get around to the screenshot, I'll still be able to do some testing in Safari tomorrow and I can let you know how that goes. --EpochFail (talk|contribs) 19:54, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
I don't know how to take a screen shot. Does this pose a problem? --I dream of horses (T) @ 00:42, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Somewhere on your keyboard you will see a "Print Screen" button (or "Prt Sc"), often in the upper-right corner, above the arrow keys etc.), press this button to copy an image of the screen. You can then paste (just using the normal CTRL+V) this image into Paint, or similar programs. For uploading the image, see WP:UPLOAD. Cheers - Kingpin13 (talk) 00:50, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
She's using a Mac, not a PC. There are many ways to take it. Here is a useful guide. BTW, can I participate in the study, too? Airplaneman talk 00:53, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Doh, should have spotted that. BTW, you can talk to User:EpochFail about taking part in the study (I'm not sure if it's still running), or see the consent form to go ahead. - Kingpin13 (talk) 00:59, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion tagging just worked. What the heck?
I'm sorry for wasting your time. I suspect the problem was on my end.--I dream of horses (T) @ 01:24, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
No worries. I am just glad that it works for you! Let me know if you have any other problems. --EpochFail (talk|contribs) 15:26, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

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Your rudeness

I really think you shouldn't have said anything about my changes related to the USA page. I was just trying to put a smile on peoples faces and brighten up everyone's day, which is my motto. You have completely ruined my week/life. I hope you never dream of horses ever again. MCRTGP (talk) 23:40, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Next time you want to make people smile, please use the sandbox instead of an article. Making an article is serious business, and there is no room for joking.
Someday, I hope you see a brighter side to wikipedia. Thank you, and I wish you well. --I dream of horses (T) @ 23:45, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Conversation with Chzz

Well said; of course, there is nothing wrong with well-referenced jokes, we're not totally averse to joviality :-)  Chzz  ►  14:33, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
True, but we have our limits. Replacing "people" with "pooman" shouldn't be tolerated. --I dream of horses (T) @ 14:35, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
Oh, quite; I was just trying to lighten the mood a little. Keep up the good work,  Chzz  ►  14:39, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, and I was trying to prevent a new person from saying "Well, look! I referenced my joke!" You did lighten my mood a bit, though. --I dream of horses (T) @ 14:42, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
Sadly, stuff like that gets made all the time. Do you know about the 'joke warning' templates, by the way? They can be useful; see WP:WARN which lists all of 'em - although, personally, I try not to rely on templates. It's always good to try and talk to the user, explain things. It often doesn't work of course, but all we can to is try.  Chzz  ►  14:49, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

(unindent) Yes, I know about the joke templates and use them sometimes. For all the "cons" of templates, they're fast and convenient. --I dream of horses (T) @ 17:49, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Not A Joke

My article was not a joke, it was basic information about the students of the school. The outcome of the discussion regarding deletion of the article was that it should be kept. Since the article is to be it kept it should contain as much information regarding the school as possible, including information regarding the student body. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.161.176.134 (talk) 15:31, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

This is not valid encyclopaedic information. Wikipedia is not MySpace. All information should have reliable sources.  Chzz  ►  16:15, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Re: Paleontology of Galve, Teruel

That's fine. I was originally thinking of doing that, but it seemed that the paleontology section would overwhelm the rest of the article. Is that OK? Thanks! --Spotty 11222 18:26, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, honestly, I think that'd be best. People might be motivated to add in other bits of information if there's more "there" there. --I dream of horses (T) @ 18:28, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
OK, that's fine then. I'll move it now if you don't object. --Spotty 11222 18:30, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
Actually, I just moved it! --I dream of horses (T) @ 18:36, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

The Uses of Literacy

Where has my page gone? It is clearly a notable path breaking academic work establishing media studies in the UK. Can you undelete it? (Msrasnw (talk) 00:31, 31 August 2009 (UTC)) !

Well, Protonk deleted The Uses of Literacy with this exclamation: "Unambiguous copyright infringement: copyvio from librarything source". I can't undelete the article, but Protonk can, and you can also go to Deletion review. --I dream of horses (T) @ 00:37, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks

Thank You. I Dream of Horses, for making my day better.

I've seen your edits doing CVU stuff.. Following your link today led me to your excellent userpage, which put a smile on my face. Your way of putting assorted issues we share certainly bettered my day, as well as your "Mystical Unicorns' Garage Band". You made me smile on a day I'd given to tears. 𝕭𝖗𝔦𝔞𝔫𝕶𝔫𝔢𝔷 talk 04:25, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

You're quite welcome. Feel free to email me if you ever need to talk.
By the way, the mystical unicorns article and the multiple garage band articles were completely separate. I didn't realized it can be interpreted in the way you did until I put it up there. I then thought it was funny so I never corrected it.--I dream of horses (T) @ 17:50, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Oh, I was aware that the mystical unicorns' garage band was a figment of my imagination, but.. Reality is only what we perceive it to be; sometimes we may choose our own reality. In a way I guess that's my 'interpretation'. Besides, it's pretty funny to see the lead singer up on her hind hooves neighing into the mike, especially with all the magical sparkles in the air illuminated by the neon light from their horns.. And have you ever seen a drummer play with two hooves and their horn?!

𝕭𝖗𝔦𝔞𝔫𝕶𝔫𝔢𝔷 talk 01:49, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Hey, you have something aganist unicorns? X-D Heh heh heh, you're right it's pretty funny. --I dream of horses (T) @ 01:52, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Funny?! whoops - guess I had intended on seeming(Or was I being?) whimsical and found my own humor in it.. In retrospect, I guess by funny I meant humorous. Somehow, when I read, as opposed to write funny, I see fun, which appears too much like a peak heading toward a valley to me. 𝕭𝖗𝔦𝔞𝔫𝕶𝔫𝔢𝔷 talk 02:59, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Wrascally wabbit

Hey, you prodded that 'article' and the author removed the prod; I've taken it to AfD. Drmies (talk) 02:25, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! --I dream of horses (T) @ 02:29, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Book idol

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Astra SpA

You say that Astra SpA as an article about a company, corporation, organization, or group that does not indicate the importance or significance of the subject. Have you seen Template:Fiat Group, which shows the brand Wikilinks for the FIAT Group.Link title —Preceding unsigned comment added by Degen Earthfast (talkcontribs) 22:37, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

No, I didn't see the template, but now that I have, I don't see the Astra SpA link. --I dream of horses (T) @ 00:29, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
My point being that the various brands under FIAT have their own articles, which see Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Iveco, Abarth, Lancia, and Ferrari. Also Iveco Magirus, Irisbus, Seddon Atkinson, subsidiary brands of Iveco. My point is that the precedence is already there. The article therefore makes a credible assertion of importance or significance, sufficient to pass A7--Degen Earthfast (talk) 16:36, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

James C. Marsters

Please be patient with me. I was only trying to keep the article form being deleted. His obituary appeared in my newspaper and I noticed the similarity to the name of a favorite actor of some people I communicate with on a TV show message board.

I had a third source but ran out of time to use anything from it. It turned out to be mostly a duplication of what I already had. But I reworked the article some and changed the footnotes accordingly. Now everything from one of the sources is in a couple of paragraphs.

I was under the impression that his notability needed to be emphasized rather than details of his life, but I guess there was enough in his general biography to show why he did what made him famous.

See how it looks now. This is a time-consuming process. Maybe I'll find more about him later.

Thanks for your help.Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 17:42, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

It looks even better now. Thank you for all the you have done on the article.
Let me remind you that the article has never belonged to you and that it's near impossible to "run out of time" on Wikipedia. --I dream of horses (T) @ 18:35, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
Well, I ran out of time to do it properly before someone put templates on it. And I'm the only one to add meaningful content so far. Others have rearranged and suggested improvements, but not the actual content yet.
It's still not where it should be, but I saw a related article and I'm going to ask the person who made an important addition there if he/she can do some work.Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 18:42, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
Ah. I'd be the one who added templates. Guilty as charged. Might want to use the inuse temp next time.
What a lovely time to canvass. ;-) --I dream of horses (T) @ 18:46, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
{{inuse}} is really more useful when you're not going to wait two days to add more, though I have used it when I had lots of time in one day. I had lots to do in the real world.Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 18:50, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
And I'm going to leave the article now for others to improve; my time here is better spent now on other articles. Thanks again.Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 18:54, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

RE:Reverting

Why do you want to keep the unblock requests on my talk page up now? The Count of Monte Cristo. (talk) 23:08, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Oh, you're block has expired. My sincere apologies. I should've checked the block log. --I dream of horses (T) @ 23:11, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Sandbox

Where is the sandbox please?--86.45.151.25 (talk) 16:02, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Search for WP:SANDBOX in the search box to the left, or just click here. Thanks for using it instead of testing articles. --I dream of horses (T) @ 16:05, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Your user page inspired me

I added a couple of items to mine using your format. Pink wouldn't be my color, but you had another color on your page that I liked.Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 17:06, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Oh thanks. Go look at Lady Aleenas' userpage for a more complete template. --I dream of horses (T) @ 17:47, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

RE:Welcome

Hey thank you for the warm welcome I hope my experience here goes smothly. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Slurpygorilla (talkcontribs) 21:09, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Next time you go on a talk page, please be sure to sign by typing four tildes! So ~~~~!
Feel free to ask me about anything. If I don't respond, go to the new contributors' help desk, they'd be happy to help! --I dream of horses (T) @ 00:04, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

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Sherri Shepherd Sitcom

Hey can you and Some on else change sherri shepherd sitcom main Title to Sherri TV series but Don't Change or Delete anything But the Main Page Title. Thank You —Preceding unsigned comment added by Editman1709 (talkcontribs) 18:24, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Zafira, the porn actress

Hello, I answered your announcement for speedy deletion of Zafira (actress). Lcgarcia (talk) 18:40, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

More about this subject
I do not agree with the SD of the Zafira (actress) stub. Actually I wrote it following the stubs for other actors/actresses cited in the article where she was mentioned. I ask, with all due respect, why those other studs, e. g., Sophie Moone or Claudia Rossi, have not been deleted? Lcgarcia (talk) 04:16, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

I've put a PROD tag on Sophie Moore. Claudia Rossi is notable as she has been nominated for an award in more than one year. You may want to read WP:PORNBIO. --I dream of horses (T) @ 15:35, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Re:Vandal

No probs, they hit my page first, I was just following their contribs. Darrenhusted (talk) 18:15, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

I'm new

hi im new here and dont have a clue what 2 do do u think u can help me--Awsomegirl09080706050403020100 (talk) 02:50, 11 September 2009 (UTC)awsomegirl09080706050403020100

First off, please use normal English when talking on Wikipedia. There's people who don't read English very well, and "chatspeak" makes it harder for them
If you want, you can get adopted. You can also join a few wikiprojects, click the "random page" button and see what articles need help, or ask questions about Wikipedia at the help desk for new contributors. You might want to test out edits at the sandbox.
What I do is fight "vandalism", or edits that aren't meant to help Wikipedia, but to disrupt or make fun of it. I dream of horses (T) @ 14:52, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

new person and friends

hi i'm a new person here and want to have friends want to be mine? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Awsomegirl09080706050403020100 (talkcontribs) 11:54, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

First off, please sign your talk page posts by putting four tildes (~~~~) after your name.
Wikipedia is not a place to *just* make friends, but to build an encyclopedia and then make friends in the process. A few ways to talk to other people while building an encylcopedia is:

sub-sig

"If you reply here, please leave me a {{Talkback}} message on my talk page."

...contains {{[[Template:Talkback|Talkback]]}}, which is better accomplished with {{tl|Talkback}}.
Also, are you using some sort of black magic to cause that to not appear on your talkpage when you sign? Or am I missing something... --King Öomie 15:52, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

It appear on my talk page on my end. I dream of horses (T) @ 15:59, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
If you mean 'it appears', I see [[User:I dream of horses|I dream of horses]] ([[User talk:I dream of horses|T]])... --King Öomie 16:01, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I meant "It appears". I think there's an issue with your computer. I dream of horses (T) @ 16:03, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
Hmm. Would you mind posting the raw contents of your sig, nowiki'd? This is a brain-scratcher. --King Öomie 16:05, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
Can't help you with why I dream of horses can see it (you are both talking about her talk page right?) But about the black magic; If she has substed an if expression, then it won't show up on her talk page (nor in the code, thanks to the subst). For example:
{{subst:#ifeq:{{subst:PAGENAME}}|I dream of horses| null | tb notice }}. - Kingpin13 (talk) 16:32, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I considered that (in fact, it was my first thought), but in that case, neither of us would be able to see it. If she doesn't want to post it, that's fine. In this case, I don't think it's a violation of the spirit of WP:SIG#NT, as the parsing template isn't being used to subvert the length restriction, it accomplishes something not possible in plain text, and it isn't a vandalism target. --King Öomie 16:36, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
Aye, so long as it stays substed. I always thought WP:SIG is taken too seriously in some cases (not this one :D). I think I dream of horses may just not realise you were talking about her talk page? It's certainly not showing up for me in this thread :/ - Kingpin13 (talk) 16:46, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
When she signs any other page, the gold TB bar above appears after her name, and before the timestamp, in a single edit. When she signs THIS page... well, you see it. She was saying she sees the gold bar in her sig on this page as well. I can understand WP:SIG being taken seriously (sort of)- there's so much potential between HTML and wikimarkup to do dumb, dumb things, there needs to be a fallback for admins to justify enforcing a sig change. --King Öomie 16:48, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

(unindent) Oh wait, so my signature doesn't show up as all HTML-like? Re-reading the above, I think that's what you meant. Sorry about that. I have a huge tendency to misinterpret what's been said. Yeah, it's subst'd, so it doesn't show up here. --I dream of horses (T) @ 17:14, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Okay, that's good to know :D - Kingpin13 (talk) 10:18, 14 September 2009 (UTC)
Ah, I can see how you'd think that. I had it <code>'d to show the source. How'd you get it to subst? I was under the impression that the raw sig would refuse to do that, and I can't find a hacky template in your userspace ;D --King Öomie 13:09, 14 September 2009 (UTC)
If you want the talkback trail after my signature, copy and paste what's here into your own sig.css. Whenever you see "I dream of horses", replace it with your screen name. --I dream of horses (T) @ 16:48, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

publish

i would like to publish my article... how do i do that? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Quilomboarte (talkcontribs) 01:35, 16 September 2009 (UTC) Quilomboarte (talk) 01:38, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

If I'm not mistaken, you can copy and paste what you have on your user page to Aldo Villegas and it'll show up on Wikipedia immediately.
Let me give some unsolicited advice. You aren't required to read the following because the article is okay as is. However, the following reading material is worth reading to improve it. You may want to read this, and this, even though you probably already know some of what is contained within it. This says Aldo Villegas is notable, but is worth reading anyway. --I dream of horses (T) @ 01:54, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Motto of the Day

Hello I am contacting you because you seem to be active recently in WP:MOTD. There has been a lack of interest lately, and I would greatly appreciate it if you responded to my comments on the MOTD talk page. Cheers. --LAAFansign review 03:46, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

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Defenestration

There's a CSD tag on this page because of an intent to merge Jumping out of windows to here. Can you hold off omn that for a while? The merge decision needs querying, for the reasons on the talk page, so merging it would be premature, I think. Moonraker12 (talk) 08:49, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Okay, thanks for telling me about it. --I dream of horses (T) @ 14:54, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Anticharisma

Hello I dream of horses, and thanks for your work patrolling new changes. I am just informing you that I declined the speedy deletion of Anticharisma - a page you tagged - because: Something made up by the author or their friends is not a hoax unless there is intent to deceive. Please review the criteria for speedy deletion before tagging further pages. If you have any questions or problems, please let me know.  Skomorokh, barbarian  16:10, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

My first barnstar

Thank you, Emily. You are very kind. Keep on racing! Cmichael (talk) 21:30, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

No, thank you for being such an efficient vandalism fighter. --I dream of horses (T) @ 21:34, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Huggle on a MAC????

Hey there emily,

I saw that you got huggle to run on a mac.

How DO you do it?

Do you still do it?

I can't seem to get it to work.

Tim1357 (talk) 00:59, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

I tried it, and it involves installing many things that I am not even sure I've gotten rid of (I decided it wasn't worth it). Huggle is really choppy, even with my moderately fast internet connection and pretty new Mac. You have to download and install gigabytes of stuff, Darwine for instance, as well as X11, something that comes in your OSX install disk. Unless improvements are made, I do not recommend trying it as it is (in my opinion) a waste of time better spent on other things. Sorry for hijacking your talk page, I dream of horses :). Airplaneman talk 01:33, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
It's fine, Airplaneman. I had the same experience. --I dream of horses (T) @ 03:42, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
Damn, I was hoping it would work. Well, I think i have an extra copy of XP lying around maybe ill just run a virtual machine.Tim1357 (talk) 10:58, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

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Merger proposal

If you are going to propose mergers without content having been added to a new article and within two minutes of the article creation... Economics and energy, maybe you could at least stick around to discuss what you did, which I think was probably a mistake given that the content in the two articles is very different. Do you follow up on that sort of thing? If not why not? Think about getting involved in the discussion and not doing drive by tags, its created problems in my opinion. The discussion is here Energy economics. skip sievert (talk) 17:19, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

I have read the discussion, and have decided not to merge. SInce the discussion is ongoing, I'll let you guys figure it out for yourself.
There seems to have been problems with editors agreeing on anything to begin with. I am not a cause of that. --I dream of horses (T) @ 21:05, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
You are not the direct cause no, but a statement that you do not support a merge, since that seems to be the case, seems in order. You are the original tagger. You did tag it way way prematurely in my opinion, but I do not wish to argue that point. It would be appreciated if you could make a statement because the issues there are going around in circles. Your comment of deciding not to merge may be important to the discussion. Thanks, and I like your wiki name. I like horses also. skip sievert (talk) 01:04, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

BOO

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On the mother jokes

I'm filing a WQA, let's hope that tells him off.--Ipatrol (talk) 16:29, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Probably a good idea. It was funny, though. --I dream of horses (T) @ 23:09, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

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The todo list

Hey. I am having trouble with my todo list. I need because I am rather forgetful. As you see above, it is small, collapsed, and has a priority. However, all the text I've entered in it is missing. Any reason why? --I dream of horses (T) @ 17:47, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

I've fixed the template; that should help. Cheers! m.o.p 17:55, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! --I dream of horses (T) @ 19:35, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
No problem! If you ever need help, feel free to leave me a message at my talk page. Cheers, m.o.p 19:40, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

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Outline

I am troubled. It appears that you changed Outline of Environmental journalism into a redirect for Environmental journalism. May I ask why? The outline is part of the Outline of Knowledge wikiproject, and that was a valid page for the project. Rahrahbahb T 21:55, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

My bad! Keep it as is. I didn't know such a project even existed. --I dream of horses (T) @ 20:07, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
I'm glad I assumed good faith, then. (Also, because on the wiki I come from it seems to be different, if someone comments on your page, do you reply on your page, or reply on their page?) :) Rahrahbahb T 19:40, 21 November 2009 (UTC)
Assumption of good faith is always a good thing, as is the assumption of assumption of good faith. You don't seem have a problem with either. ;-)
If someone comments on your talk page, you usually reply on eirs' unless ey say differently. Some people expect that you have watchlisted the talkpage, and ey will reply eir own talkpage. Others', like me, will leave a {{talkback}} temp on your page, and reply on the eir own talkpage. Usually there's a temp on the top of the talk page stating the "rules" if they are different than the norm.
Which wiki do you come from?--I dream of horses (T) @ 01:51, 22 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the info. I was getting mixed messages, but I get it not. I come from the Urban Dead Wiki. Rahrahboahb T 15:01, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

DW (Dave) Drouillard

I declined speedy just to be on the safe side, but you you feel free to WP:PROD or WP:AFD. Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 23:48, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

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Pooft

You marked Pooft as a test page per WP:CSD#G2, it isn't a test page however, it is a dictionary definition and should therefore be deleted via WP:PROD. Please be more careful when tagging articles for CSD in the future, Thanks Smartse (talk) 18:29, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks!

Thanks for wishing me a happy thanksgiving, but I'm Canadian, so today is just another day for me. But hey, nothing wrong with having some turkey. :) Happy thanksgiving to you! Cheers, --Meaghan the vanilla twilight 14:23, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Actually, I'm vegetarian, so giving out turkey felt a bit awkward. But nothing wrong with making people smile. --I dream of horses (T) @ 19:36, 28 November 2009 (UTC)
I would feel a little awkward too. :) Even though I'm not celebrating anything now, it still made me smile. Cheers, --Meaghan the vanilla twilight 22:44, 28 November 2009 (UTC)
Turkey soup for the next three weeks. Thanks for the holiday cheer. hope you had a wonderful, rich day.--Buster7 (talk) 23:02, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks for the barnstar. Abyssal (talk) 19:08, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

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BizFilings article - pending deletion

I've posted comments on talk:BizFilings, but I wanted to add them here as well.

I believe the BizFilings article has been flagged for deletion because you believe it does not meet the notability requirements.

BizFilings is a subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer, a global company based in The Netherlands and trading on the EuroNext stock exchange. It's also part of CT Corporation, the leading Registered Agent provider in the United States.

Typically, BizFilings does not use the Wolters Kluwer or CT Corporation brands in its promotion or public communication. However, it is notable that the largest U.S. Registered Agent company(which is more than 100 years old) one of the top 3 global professional publishers (along with Thomson-Reuters and Reed-Elsevier) has a small business division operating independently in Madison, WI.

BizFilings has also grown to be the second largest incorporation service for small business owners in the U.S. -- second only to Legal Zoom, Inc. which does have a valid article on Wikipedia, despite the fact that they too are an online-only business.

Please respond. Thanks.

Julieapeck (talk) 20:00, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Before you read further, let me apologize for my bluntness. I know you rather new, and you must be rather confused, frightened, or even angry now. I hope you don't feel bitten by the way I communicate.
First thing, don't remove speedy deletion templates yourself. Wait for an administrator to look at it to see if it's worth deleting. You have a conflict of interest as the original contributor, and you need to keep that in mind.
Also, you need to spend time explaining why your article should be included on its' talk page and actually improving and stating its' notability somewhere in the article.
Just one more thing. I didn't give you the second notification. A bot did.
I hope your Wikipedian life improves soon! --I dream of horses (T) @ 21:39, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

@I dream of horses... Thanks for your response. I have left an explanation (just above your comment on this page) about why I believe the article to be notable. What is the best way for me to prove notability? I have links to additional third party sources like magazines and news periodicals. But, will that be enough to have the SPEEDY deletion template removed from the administrator?

Julieapeck (talk) 21:50, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

I think so! --I dream of horses (T) @ 02:08, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

I see that the BizFilings page we've been discussing has been deleted. Based on my earlier arguments (posted on your talk page), and your comments, I expected that it would pass the notablility test and remain as a listing. How do I go about putting this page up and keeping it there. I believe my notability arguments are sound -- especially because BizFilings, Inc. is one of only two major online incorporation services that do significant national advertising (on television, radio, and magazines). Legal Zoom is the other -- and the Legal Zoom page has been allowed by the Wikipedia reviewers. If the BizFilings page doesn't pass the notability test, than neither should LegalZoom. I would like to ask that you reconsider the deletion - or provide some coherent argument for why one of only 2 major online incorporation services would be allowed to remain, and the other not. Julieapeck (talk) 23:10, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

I'm not sure why BizFiling hasn't been allowed to be on Wikipedia, and the corporations you mentioned has. I wasn't the one who deleted the page. In fact, I can't delete pages because I am not an admin. Please click on the blue text to figure out better what happened. (Edited to add: User:Hersfold was the admin who deleted the page) --I dream of horses (T) @ 23:18, 5 December 2009 (UTC)
This editor may have a conflict of interest.[4] If you are interested in doing something about another PR puff piece, tale a look at LegalZoom.—Finell 22:04, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
I've PRODded LegalZoom. --I dream of horses (T) @ 04:38, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Successive blockquotes

Hello, I dream of horses. What were you going for with the successive blockquotes on the Janice Dickinson article? The reason I reverted that is because neat prose is preferred to successive blockquotes. I am not seeing why you felt they were needed. I could better understand that idea if they were four sentences long, as Wikipedia's formatting guideline states that quotes that long or longer should be in blockquotes.

On a side note: I see that you are a vegetarian, like me...and even have a funny vandalism section on your user page, like me (I'm not sure if you would find mine funny or not, or just more crass, but check it out). Flyer22 (talk) 21:54, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Oh, whoops! Blame my mistake on ignorance! Go ahead and keep it as is. I really don't care one way or the other.
It seem we have a similar interests (even if your humor is just a tad more coarse than mine). --I dream of horses (T) @ 04:35, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
LOL. It's fine. My humor is not always like that, just sometimes. Flyer22 (talk) 09:17, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

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You're Vegetarian?

My parents are too! I should really get round to writing something substantial in my userspace, but I have neither the patience nor the energy required.

Also, what should I do to be helpful on the wiki? I have pretty much no expertise in any particular subject, at least not to the extent required, so I can just help around doing small jobs (Like the discography pages, which requires no past knowledge about the subject, just the ability to surf the internet). Actually, could you explain how I classify articles, because I need to learn how to. That turkey was lovely, thanks, Rahrahboahb T 21:59, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

You classify articles by putting it into categories, and putting templates that put articles into categories. Wikiproject temps on the talk page also help.
You can also go to a portal, or to a wikiproject, and find something you're interested in. You might be particularly interested, since you seem kind of gnomish, in these or this wikiproject. Of course, as a patrol women, I need to make a pitch for New Page Patrolling.
As for your user page, just ask yourself the following questions: What is your internet alias, if you have one? If you aren't at risk for online predators, how old are you and where is your general location? If you are at risk for online predators, why? Do you have any bias or conflicts of interests you need to state? Can anything else about you affect editing, and if so, how? What do you like? What don't you like? I'm sure you get my point. Just talk about yourself. --I dream of horses (T) @ 00:15, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

Oops

Sorry, it appears I changed a template. I thought I was just changing the thing you slapped on my profile.

What's the ethical difference between me changing something you wrote and you changing my profile page?

The Yowser (talk) 13:35, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

I didn't change your profile page. I added a message to your talk page. THAT'S the difference! --I dream of horses (T) @ 23:18, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

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Hi - I noticed you edited the wiki page for: Aja (Porn star)

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Hi

Thanks for helping clean up our initial entry - we're just getting ourselves going:) Please carry on with the constructive help! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gordon Inggs (talkcontribs) 21:21, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Your welcome! --I dream of horses (T) @ 01:21, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Re;ysl51

Hey this is ysl51 and its cool that you deleted my page. I understand the guidelines and everything now and sorry i wasted ur time :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ysl51 (talkcontribs) 04:37, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

Actually, I can't delete pages cus I'm not an admin, but that's cool. It's nice that you learned from your mistake. I don't hear that very often. Kudos to you! (And, next time, sign your post. --I dream of horses (T) @ 01:21, 3 March 2010 (UTC)-

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Your English does not make sense..

Your English does not make sense..

"Kim began skating when she was seven years old with her older sister" This means that "she was seven years old with her older sister", not "Kim began skating with her older sister"

I had corrected your poor English..

Kim began skating with her older sister when she was seven years old.. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sjyoon (talkcontribs) 08:13, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

I can't see anyone being genuinely confused by the first statement, unless their instruction in English was minimal. The second is more grammatically correct. No need to come complaining to the editor. --King Öomie 22:44, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

Please, learn correct English.

There are so many places where you made grammatically wrong expressions. I corrected your errors.. However, you restored your wrong expressions. Please, think over the changes before restoring and learn correct English. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sjyoon (talkcontribs) 22:36, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

I have no idea what you're talking about, however I believe it's in my best interest to defend myself.
My grammar might be not correct due to expressive and pragmatic language differences and because I am a human being, and I am also prone to making mistakes...well, because I am a human being; so please don't tell me to learn correct English. I spent over a decade in speech therapy doing so, which occurred, at minimum, once a week, and graduated with my great amount of progress being noted. I think I sometimes know what I am doing more than the average 19 year old. Like King Oomie said, unless your instruction in English is minimal, you can understand what I am trying to say. --I dream of horses (T) @ 04:02, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
Pardon me for butting in, but considering your awkward word selection and incorrect use of had instead of have (in a comment critical of another user's grammar no less) hardly qualifies you as Wikipedia's Chief Grammar Nazi. Stones, glass houses and all that. Nefariousski (talk) 00:43, 11 March 2010 (UTC)
It's okay to "butt in" in conversations on my talk page. I actually like WikiJaguars. I'm assuming you are addressing Sjyoon. I dream of horses (T) @ 23:07, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
Indeed Nef. "Wrong" is also an awkward adjective to use with a possessive. "Incorrect" would be preferred. --King Öomie 00:02, 13 March 2010 (UTC)
Yes I was indeed commenting to Sjyoon, I thought their comment was overly harsh and considering that they used such awkward syntax and word choice in a comment that was critical of your use of written english I couldn't help but comment. Hope you have a great weekend (and King Oomie too)! Nefariousski (talk) 00:32, 13 March 2010 (UTC)
When Kim was seven she began skating with her older sister. Sjyoon has publicized his own inadequacies. Ignore his impropriety, horse dreamer. --Buster7 (talk) 04:33, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

The problem is that...

My sentence was more correct than yours.. You didn't need to restore your sentence but you did. Don't you want more clear sentence? If you don't want anyone to fix errors in your writing, you should make your own homepage. Wikipedia is NOT that kind of place. Anyone can point out the errors and correct them.. You removed all my corrections without thinking over them. I spent my time in polishing your expressions for other readers (I didn't change what you were trying to say). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sjyoon (talkcontribs) 07:31, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

One more error I want to point out is that you omitted "a" or "the" in my places (like medalist w/o "a"). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sjyoon (talkcontribs) 07:06, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Hi

Hi emily. How are u? I would like to be your friend. do you accept me? Please send a talkback to remind me that u answered. Soso97 (talk) 18:22, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks

Thank you very much, Emily. Your links helped me very much. You are a kind and nice person. I am proud of having friends like you. Best regards... Soso97 (talk) 15:05, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

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Ruben Arizpe

Just an FYI re this edit and edit summary, I tagged it for speedy on 3/19/09 and it was declined. Even though I tagged under G11, A7 was an option for the reviewing admin. – ukexpat (talk) 02:47, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Aw, thanks for telling me. Do you believe I should change the reasoning, or no? --I dream of horses (T) @ 02:49, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
No not all, it's still a valid PROD IMHO. – ukexpat (talk) 02:53, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
Aw, thanks anyways. --I dream of horses (T) @ 02:56, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Oaxaca, Oaxaca

My intention was to link to the page that the phrase "black ceramics" refers to, which is barro negro pottery.Thelmadatter (talk) 22:19, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

My bad--I didn't assume good faith! --I dream of horses (T) @ 17:50, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
No problem... I figured you misread something.Thelmadatter (talk) 19:42, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

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Lupin's anti-vandal tool producing 'false' positives along with 'actual' ones

I don't know, I think that always happens ;) Kayau Voting IS evil 03:17, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

I know, I was just pointing out that it wasn't all false positives anymore. ;-) --I dream of horses (T) @ 20:59, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Spike Jonze

Let me know what you think about my edits under Spike Jonze's filmography! I see you recently fixed an edit under there. Cnota (talk) 00:13, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Well, I know nothing about Spike Jonze, but there are no blatant mistakes. --I dream of horses (T) @ 00:16, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

rollback on REDCODE

Hello. I spotted your rollback on the article about REDCODE file format. I think there have might be a misunderstanding or a mistake by me. I did not do any vandalism, also because, up to now, I am practically the sole contributor to the page I created myself and hope will have contributions from the world of digital cinema post-production very soon. I also spotted that my penultimate revision to the paper lacked more than half of the article itself; it seems like I erased half of the article; don't know if that is the cause but, if thas is, it was an unpurposed and fixed it now. I think I improved the paper very much since the version which it has been rolled back to. I am no new to Wikipedia and both contributed and created several articles; that is the first time I find myself in this situation and apologize if I am not too expert of direct review interactions like this one; I am more than willing to provide my contribution, consulence, advice if required; especially because I think there might have been a mistake.

Thanks.

Yes, I reverted your mistake and assumed you were testing. Sorry about that. --I dream of horses (T) @ 18:18, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
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2006–07 Charlotte Bobcats season schedule

The 2006-07 Charlotte Bobcats schedule on the 2006–07 Charlotte Bobcats season article needs to be edited and updated. 67.84.19.59 4:58 PM, April 15, 2010 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.84.19.59 (talk) 21:00, 15 April 2010 (UTC) Aw, I understand now. Thanks! --I dream of horses (T) @ 21:01, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Warning change

Hi, I changed the warning for User talk:81.154.78.223 to Template:Uw-editsummary as it was actually a Good faith edit, just with no summary so it appeared to be vandalism, Thanks, CTJF83 chat 18:03, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Aw, thanks. --I dream of horses (T) @ 18:12, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

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Information.svg Constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, but a recent edit that you made to Oprah's Book Club has been reverted or removed because it was a misuse of a warning or blocking template. Please use the user warnings sandbox for any tests you may want to do, or take a look at our introduction page to learn more about contributing to the encyclopedia. Thank you.

I am fed up with abusive vandalism patrollers who don't know a decent edit from a hole in the ground. READ the d!!n edits before you start accusing people of vandalism. In this case, I deleted some vandalism and some dated and no longer relevant material. 75.2.209.226 (talk)

Yelling at the vandalism patrollers won't get you respect; it only exposes your lack of assumption of good faith. Patrolling as much as I do, I am going to make mistakes.
You might wish to read the civility guidelines before continuing. --I dream of horses (T) @ 18:18, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
You might wish to read about assuming good faith before continuing. 75.2.209.226 (talk) 18:43, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Reverting edits

Have you read the talk page before restoring Harlan Wilkerson's edits? The guy constantly spreads errors based on irrelevant sources, or false interpretations. There are very long an elaborated explanations backed with sources on the talk page. He refuses to admit his errors and forcefully imposes his POV. Why do you cooperate with him? Kalamiyat (talk) 19:11, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

I don't "cooperate with" anybody. Other than that, I think nableezy will have said it better than I ever can on your talk page: "[...]please dont make comments about others motives or biases. Just stick to the content.[...]]". --I dream of horses (T) @ 00:09, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

note

Thanks for your note on my page-formerly-known-as-the-hidden-page. I also read what you said about bigots, and it occurred to me that you might like this Tom Lehrer quote from 1965, something like this: "We should all love our fellow man. I know there are some who do not love their fellow man, and I hate people like that!Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 01:15, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

I hate people like that, too. :-) --I dream of horses (T) @ 18:37, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
Another one was something one of the Peanuts characters said once: "I love mankind; it's people I can't stand!" ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 18:40, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
And then there's Steve Martin: "I believe in equality. Equality for everyone. No matter how stupid they are, or how much better I am than they are!" ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 18:41, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
There is nothing like humanity-bashing digressions on a Tuesday afternoon. --I dream of horses (T) @ 18:43, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

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I saw a big chunk had been wiped out, reverted it, then looked at the edit summary which I should have done first and thought maybe I should revert my revert. You got there before I did. The danger of being too quick with Huggle. You are right. Thanks, Aymatth2 (talk) 02:16, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

McCall Outdoor Science School

Hello. I made changes to the McCall Outdoor Science School page and you undid my changes. I am new at this. I am an employee of the MOSS program, changed with making these changes to better describe the program. I wrote the materials. They are not copywrite controlled. They are my best shot at adding detail to the site.

Thanks.

Steve

Sorry about that.
It's best to avoid pages of organizations that you are involved in, since Wikipedia has a policy against conflict of interest. --I dream of horses (T) @ 22:03, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Thank you Emily

Much appreciated! Tommy2010 16:31, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Oh, it's nothing. I like to give out barnstars and {{wikithanks}}. It makes me all warm and fuzzy on the inside. --I dream of horses (T) @ 16:37, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
Haha, good Tommy2010 16:38, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

libelous?

Hi there, I wanted to ask about your warning to an anon here. The warning you gave through twinkle was for libel or defamation, but really it just looked to me like they were doing run of the mill 'p00py' kind of vandalism. Did you maybe hit the wrong template? Syrthiss (talk) 16:51, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

It may have been run of the mill, but "P.S. Nobody cares!" isn't your nicest form of vandalism, and should be taken a tenth of a notch more seriously. That's why I used the template that I did. The anon was defaming the reader. Literal? Perhaps. --I dream of horses (T) @ 22:48, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Your removals of my edits

Please explain this edit. Why do you think there is no need to mention that there is only one source, and that's from the publisher of the book? Why do you think there is no need to act for a citation that the book is a best seller? Woogee (talk) 23:50, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

Are you talking about this edit? To my knowledge, all I did was put the infobox back in. If it was me, my profound apologies.
I have also dated/fixed the templates you put back in, and sent the article to AfD. --I dream of horses (T) @ 01:03, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

MoTD Thing

I was trying to add comments to some (ok, all...) of the MoTD discussions. I managed to get in to MANY edit conflicts with you, and then it took a while to add what you added to what I added, which gave you more time to edit again, and... Well, look at this diff. I have absolutely no idea how that happened, and now I'm feeling really stupid, since that edit is in my contribution forever... :P And now it will take forever to put my comments in again. Unless you have some magical way you can deal with it, I suppose I will. Just thought I'd let you know about all of the headache you caused me. :) Hi878 (talk) 04:10, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Wow...I think I'll wait to add my own motto. --I dream of horses (T) @ 04:14, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
I hate to add another thing you did, but... Well... DON'T EVER PUT HEADERS IN SHOUTBOXES!!! It moves the table of contents inside the shoutbox. :) I'm attempting to salvage my messages from the wreck that I (*cough cough YOU cough cough*) caused. Okay, you didn't cause it, I shouldn't add to all discussions at once. :) Anyhoo, did you see what ended up appearing? Might have been the funniest thing I've seen all day. :) Keep up the... well... Keep up the work! :P Hi878 (talk) 04:31, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
Apparently, it was caused by WikiEd. It has been giving me enough trouble now, I think I'm going to disable it. You have no idea what problems I've been having with it... Anyhoo, good luck with editing.. I fixed the nominations page, now. I'd love to hear what you think of my amazing mess-up. :) You should feel special, this is my last message with WikiEd turned on. Bye. :) Hi878 (talk) 04:37, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
I've had a thought. To repay me for these awful headaches you've given me, comment here. :) Hi878 (talk) 05:12, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
Glad to be of service, I think. --I dream of horses (T) @ 17:32, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
Under that little section you typed in, there are ideas for the replacement. There are two, with one of them having two versions. If you could comment on them, that would be great. Hi878 (talk) 18:28, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
Sorry about that. I am neuroatypical, and have a lot of trouble multi tasking. Looking back, that was probably what caused this whole mess to begin with! --I dream of horses (T) @ 21:07, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
Actually, this whole mess was caused by me wanting to do one big edit, instead of several small ones. And, now that I think about it, smaller ones would have boosted my edit count, so I'm really stupid today... :P Just kidding. I don't really care about the edit count part. :) Hi878 (talk) 22:30, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
You like the first option best? I have to say, that seems kind of weird... But I suppose people like what they like. :) Hi878 (talk) 22:36, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

(unindent) Thanks for taking the blame. :-) Yes, I confirm that I want the first option (replacing the quote). --I dream of horses (T) @ 23:53, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

I meant to say, "You like the first quote? I think the second is better." :) Hi878 (talk) 18:34, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
You asked for my opinion, and got it! --I dream of horses (T) @ 20:02, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

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Editting the cauaes of the housing bubble

You have deleted my overview several times. If there is anything in my overview you would like better documentation for I can provide it. There are so many facts available that Thomas Sowell wrote a book about it. Steve —Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.2.226.11 (talk) 18:15, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Unfortunately, I have no idea what you're talking about. Your edits that I can see stuck. Do you have any other IP addresses? --I dream of horses (T) @ 20:07, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Your page has been conquered by the Earth Cabal!

Hello. I am here to inform you that your userpage or talk page has been conquered by the Earth Cabal. Please don’t panic; there is nothing you can do about it. You are hereby invited to join the Cabal, and help conquer other pages for our cause. See User:Hi878/Earth Cabal for more information. Thank you, have a nice, irregular weather day, and welcome to Earth. Hi878 (talk) 04:33, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Ha! Ha ha! Beep beep beep! Shazam! Boom! Kablooie! Ploppity plop plop plop!
Oh, wait. This is a peaceful movement? And I didn't hack into a computer to play thermonuclear warfare? Dang. (Joking, people, joking!) --I dream of horses (T) @ 05:24, 9 May 2010 (UTC)
So, will you join in my movement? :) I've just decided to revive this cabal, it's been dead for a rather long time, and I decided to take it over, and move it to my userspace... Anyhoo, join! Hi878 (talk) 06:28, 9 May 2010 (UTC)
Of course, I'm joining! In fact, I plan on conquering my first page here in a sec. --I dream of horses (T) @ 00:31, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
:D Hi878 (talk) 01:26, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Enquiry

Hi, I dream of horses,
Regarding this [5]previous comment on your talk page, I don't know if you have kept an eye on the editor, but they are now causing grief here [6]. Possibly this stems from me reverting them here [7], where they removed references without giving any reason/edit summary. As you noted they are rather uncivil. :-( Should this perhaps be taken further? --220.101.28.25 (talk) 03:18, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Usually, a wikiettiquette alert is warranted by this point. I'll support anyone who files an alert, including participating in the discussion, but I've decided to ignore drama for the time being. In other words, I'll participate in a wikiettiquette alert, but won't start one because I'd rather pay attention to other things. --I dream of horses (T) @ 05:15, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Yes, avoiding drama is good if possible, but this editor needs to practice wp:civility and wp:Consensus not wp:Do What I Say. The least they could do is give edit summaries, which they are often failing to do after making significant changes to articles. They don't appear to be a newbie. I smell socks. (Is that a breach of wp:civil?) :-o I'll do a little digging and try an 'informal' route to reform their behaviour.
You are the only editor so far who has suggested archiving. Probably a good idea, must admit I haven't looked into it. I had the impression that we 'anon' couldn't archive, but seems we can! Thank you for your reply and views, I'll let you know if anything 'interesting' happens. Happy Editing! --220.101.28.25 (talk) 07:22, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

If you want to accuse somebody of sockpuppetry, do so here, but of course there's an issue of "Who does this sockpuppet belong to?". The answer is required to verify the sockpuppetry.
Xy seems like somebody who just isn't really competent, and highly resents it. Best to avoid xym, I'd say. It's not as if you can change xym without xys' consent.
Unless xy is wikistalking you, or is otherwise significantly interfering with other peoples' right to edit, in that case, please, go ahead and post notices at the appropriate places.
Not putting in an edit summary is not cause for discipline.--I dream of horses (T) @ 19:27, 9 May 2010 (UTC)
Hi there, sorry for not getting back to you sooner. This link will likely be of 'interest'. ;-) --220.101.28.25 (talk) 17:14, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
It appears that our friend seems to be enjoying the attention given to him at Wikiettiquette alerts. sigh --I dream of horses (T) @ 18:02, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
Really? I'll take another look. They're giving static IP's a bad name! >:-( sigh+. At least the situations being discussed.
Also, in case I miss you, "Happy Wikipedia First Birthday"! Best Wishes! --220.101.28.25 (talk) 01:59, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
Ah, it must be my first edit day! Yay me!
I know, they are giving all ip addresses a bad name, and at the very least, get to have another forum for their ranting. --I dream of horses (T) @ 03:52, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Talkback usage

I don't use that feature in general, but I've noticed you adding a step to delete something from it where no one else does. According to the Template:Talkback page, you shouldn't have to do that. Notice how I'm doing it here:

{{Talkback|Baseball Bugs}}

I have a small message that I added on to the end of my signature saying that, basicially, to please use the {{talkback}} temp if they wish to continue the discussion. Of course, that wouldn't be needed if I'm the one using {{talkback}}, as people would, in fact, take the hint and continue the discussion on my page. --I dream of horses (T) @ 00:27, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Earth Cabal

Look at the talk page. Hi878 (talk) 01:38, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Messages are awaiting you here. Hi878 (talk) 02:17, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
Please see the "Other Goals" section; there is a new requirement. Hi878 (talk) 04:51, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
I use vandal fighter to fight vandalism. Is that all right? --I dream of horses (T) @ 22:05, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
I suppose... :) I'm going to change that to a guideline, anyways. Hi878 (talk) 22:27, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

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Thank you . . .

. . . for the Barnstar. It is nice to occasionally receive recognition for my efforts. I was actually looking for further information to put into the article when you posted the barnstar. So far much of what I have found has been far too technical for a general encyclopedia article, but there must be more. JamesBWatson (talk) 19:02, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, that unfortunately is a problem with writing or rescuing articles. The problem is, that even experts have issues with making articles understandable. Just put the information in. You can always write, or link to articles explaining the more technical aspects. --I dream of horses (T) @ 19:07, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
Well, I've added a couple of bits, and I may add more. I doubt, though, that I will take the article beyond stub level. JamesBWatson (talk) 19:15, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
I'm sad to hear that. However, I don't feel I can say anything, cus I'm not that good at article writing. --I dream of horses (T) @ 19:18, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
I've found some more accessible information, and have added some of it to the article. It is now looking quite different than it was when it was created. Out of habit I had just looked on Google for information, which proved to be not very helpful. For some reason it took me a while to think of trying the link given by the article's original author, which turns out to have plenty of usable information. I may even come back and do more to it, but not now: I've spent enough time on it at the moment. JamesBWatson (talk) 19:48, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

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