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(untitled message from anonymous user)[edit]

What was so terrible about my last comment that you had to revert it? And why did you block my ip? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Oh. 04:01, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
Did you ever think that working for this place might not be the best idea?
If you look over the political articles carefully, there is a lot of bias and downright historical lies in many of them. It's called propaganda. Completely Orwellian. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

(untitled message from anonymous user)[edit]

"Please stop. If you continue to remove content from pages, you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. --Ixfd64 08:04, 13 July 2006 (UTC)"

I consider my edit to be valid thank you very much. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

  • Whenever you remove content from an article, you should explain your actions in the edit summary. Otherwise, your edits could be seen as vandalism. --Ixfd64 08:36, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

(untitled comment)[edit]

Stop hand.svg

Welcome to Wikipedia. We invite everyone to contribute constructively to our encyclopedia. Take a look at the welcome page if you would like to learn more about contributing. However, unconstructive edits, such as those you made to African American, are considered vandalism. If you continue in this manner you may be blocked from editing without further warning. Please stop, and consider improving rather than damaging the hard work of others. Thanks. LHOON

Sorry, it seems you inadvertently reverted this page to a bad version. LHOON 15:11, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

talk page deletion[edit]

Why did you delete my talk page? Riddley 23:44, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

And I'm going to be taking this further, believe me. Riddley 23:46, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
I did not delete your talk page. However, I did delete your user page since it only contained nonsense added by (talk · contribs) prior to being blanked. --Ixfd64 00:22, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

wiki ark[edit]

Wiki ark - The article I posted was not intended as a joke. It was serious. If there is a similar page already in existence please point me to it - PhilipW

  • Your entry was more of an essay rather than an encyclopedia article. That's why I've moved your "article" to BJAODN. --Ixfd64 19:14, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

Changes at Template:User cal[edit]

Hello, we changed the settings for the Cal userbox to allow you to personalize the text. Please check out the talk page for more info. ~ trialsanderrors 21:22, 17 July 2006 (UTC)


Hey Dude, I was just browsing accross Wikinews & doing some random resaerch, and I came across this, it seems that someone is interested in communicating with you. Avador 17:59, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

  • That message on Wikinews sounds like a legal threat. I'm going to raise this issue on the administrators' noticeboard. Thanks for letting me know! --Ixfd64 20:25, 18 July 2006 (UTC)


Hi, Ixfd64 - Thanks for reverting some vandalism on my userpage today. I've been having all sorts of fun with that guy lately. Yay... But anyway, I appreciate you looking out for userpages! See you around. - Tapir Terrific 05:00, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Why yes it ws![edit]

Yes, in response to your wuestion. Greatest cartoon ever. Son of a Peach 18:29, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

Ohio State Alumni Page & Harvey Freidman[edit]

Thanks for your recent revisions of our regular vandal.

Regarding Harvey Freidman, I have two questions. First, his degree is from MIT, so unless he did his undergrad at Ohio State I don't think he should go on one of the alumni lists. Second, if we put him in the current notable faculty section, there I've used National Academy membership as the basis for inclusion for the sciences. I think that any full professor at an AAU university should have a high level of distinction, but I'm unfamiliar with his work and don't have a good basis to judge whether he's reached a level of distinction that places him above most faculty members. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sam Harmon (talkcontribs)

  • Hmm, those are good points. I've moved Harvey Friedman out of the "alumni" section for now. --Ixfd64 20:08, 23 July 2006 (UTC)


I just wanted to say that was extremely clever to use the big red text dot as a button =D --mboverload@ 19:49, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Article and Account[edit]

Hello! Please delete my article and block my account. The article and my account have the same names. Thank you, Click here 02:04, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

  • Consider it done. --Ixfd64 02:09, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Question about Wikipedia[edit]

Do you by any chance know how much space (in terabytes) Wikipedia approximately takes up? --GoOdCoNtEnT 20:19, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

  • According to this page, the English Wikipedia currently has about 0.0027 terabytes (2.7 gigabytes) of data, not including images. You might also find the database download page helpful. --Ixfd64 20:57, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar[edit]

Barnstar of Reversion2.png The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
I hereby award you this anti-vandalism barnstar for constantly beating me to reverting vandalism. G.He 20:37, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Notable YouTube Users[edit]

Before I revert your changes I would like to understand your reasoning behind changing from "Users" to "users".

If we look at the Gregg Reference Manual Ninth Edition page 106 (Sorry I don't have the newest one) we will see that in reguards to ...titles of literary and artist works, and in displayed headings, capitalize all words with four or more letters. Also, capitalize words with fewer than four letters except except: the, a, an, as, but, if, or, nor, at, by, for, in, of, off, on, out, to, up. Hence "Notable YouTube Users" instead of "Notable YouTube users" --Bschott 03:21, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

    • My mistake, as I talked to an admin who also pointed me in the right direction. Thanks for correcting me. --Bschott 13:38, 8 August 2006 (UTC)


Thanks a lot for reverting vandalism on my userpage! See you around :) --May the Force be with you! Shreshth91($ |-| ŗ 3 $ |-| ţ |-|) 06:36, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

RfA thanks[edit]


Bumblebee on Sea Holly.jpg Thanks for your support on my RfA. Give me shout if I can be of help. Thanks/wangi 00:18, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Gregmitch (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log)[edit]

Is requesting unblock - he does appear to have made some legit contribs, thoughts? - GIen 22:46, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

  • In case you didn't know, some Stephen Colbert-inspired vandals have been adding false claims that the number of elephants has tripled during the last six months. It seems acceptible for administrators to block such vandals. However, if you don't think Gregmitch (talk · contribs) is really a vandal, then feel free to unblock him. --Ixfd64 00:37, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

AOL blocks[edit]

Thanks for fixing the Jimbo/Cyde {{username}} blocks - what are the parameters that I would be best to use in future? - GIen 22:22, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

  • You can check the "Block anonymous users only" box when applying blocks. That way, logged-in users won't be affected by the collateral damage. --Ixfd64 22:24, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Syew Edyc[edit]

Actually, from what we can tell, this may have been a genuine, albeit misguided, editor, who meant it as a compliment. Odd. DS 00:17, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

  • In case you weren't aware, several bad-faith users have been trying to cause trouble for Cyde during the last couple of days. For example, Clyde Wey (talk · contribs) was created in bad faith by Syphonbyte (talk · contribs), who had been edit-warring with Cyde recently. Also, earlier today, an AOL vandal was creating offensively-named accounts (example) just to attack Cyde. However, I've assumed good faith and reinstated the edits made by Syew Edyc (talk · contribs) for now. --Ixfd64 00:34, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Also, in large online communities, some users will deliberately choose names that resemble those of their idols (or role models) without having any intention to impersonate them. I think this might have been the case for Syew Edyc. --Ixfd64 01:30, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Username blocks[edit]

When I block an account for a bad username, I make a judgement. If the bad username could be a good faith contribution, I allow the creation of a new account from that IP. If it is obviously trollish or abusive, I do not. The 24 hour autoblocker will allow the IP to try again the next day. Please do not undo my blocks without discussion of the case. Admins shouldn't reverse other admins judgments without discussion. Thanks. --Doc 16:47, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

  • Note that I am only unblocking IPs, and not the actual usernames. Also, autoblocks are triggered whether or not the "Prevent account creation" box is checked. --Ixfd64 17:05, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
    • I note that, but please don't. By unblocking the IP, you allow the creation of a new username (hence your summary). When I blocked the username I intentially chose to prevent the creation of a new account. If you think I'm wrong in any particular instance, my talk page will be open to you - but please don't undo my intention without discussion.--Doc 17:21, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
Following this RfC, I've stopped reverting other administrators' blocks without discussion, except for autoblocked IPs. So far, no other users have objected to my unblocking of autoblocked IPs. However, per your request, I will specifically avoid reverting any of your blocks. --Ixfd64 17:41, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. But seriously, I do make mistakes so feel free to pick me up on them on my talk page. And if I've username blocked any account which could reasonably be held to be a good-faith creation, I have no problem with you unblocking the IP - but in the case I was objecting to the username was certainly offensive and abusive --Doc 17:45, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Regarding the blocking of a certain IP, reverting edits[edit]

Please check the us-airport-ga template for a discussion related to biased edits and vandalism. -- 19:41, 30 August 2006 (UTC)


Hi, you just recently blocked a user that I warned. Does this [1] earn them an extension or just a warning for personal attack or just let it go? Thanks. --After Midnight 0001 02:09, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

  • I don't think extending the block is really necessary right now, but I'll give (talk · contribs) another warning. --Ixfd64 02:13, 31 August 2006 (UTC)
    • OK, but just to clarify, I am not encouraging you to warn, just trying to understand what is appropriate. Now that I am using VP, I'm trying to make sure that I properly understand the rules for all the warnings and templates. --After Midnight 0001 02:16, 31 August 2006 (UTC)


Hello! I hope you are feeling fine. I would like to inform you that I am suffering from an autoblock right now. Here are the details of the three IP addresses:

Your user name or IP address has been blocked from editing.
You were blocked by Jtkiefer for the following reason (see our blocking policy):
Autoblocked because your IP address has been recently used by "Alien2". The reason given for Alien2's block is: "sockpuppet of User:NickBush".
Your IP address is
Your user name or IP address has been blocked from editing.
You were blocked by Jtkiefer for the following reason (see our blocking policy):
Autoblocked because your IP address has been recently used by "Alien2". The reason given for Alien2's block is: "sockpuppet of User:NickBush".
Your IP address is
Your user name or IP address has been blocked from editing.
You were blocked by Jtkiefer for the following reason (see our blocking policy):
Autoblocked because your IP address has been recently used by "Alien2". The reason given for Alien2's block is: "sockpuppet of User:NickBush".
Your IP address is

Please solve this situation soon. Thank You! (Please reply in my talk page) --Siva1979Talk to me 03:51, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

  • I've made a reply on your talk page. --Ixfd64 03:56, 31 August 2006 (UTC)
Thank you so much! Based on my past experience, it seems that not a lot of admins know how to deal with autoblocks! However, I understand their position because getting an autoblock and requesting it to be removed is relatively uncommon as well. --Siva1979Talk to me 03:59, 31 August 2006 (UTC)
Could you explain to me how you did it, when you have the time? DVD+ R/W 04:08, 31 August 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the link, and for helping out Siva. DVD+ R/W 04:09, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

A RfA thank you from en:User:Xyrael[edit]


I'd like to thank you Ixfd64 for either supporting, opposing, commenting, nominating, reading, editing, promoting and/or anything else that you may have done for my successful request for adminship (I've broken the one thousand sysop barrier!); I'm thanking you for getting involved, and for this I am very grateful. I hope to be able to serve Wikipedia more effectively with my new tools and that we can continue to build our free encyclopedia, for knowledge is power, but only wisdom is liberty. Please do feel free to get in touch if you feel you can improve me in any way; I will be glad to listen to all comments. Again, thanks 8)             —Xyrael / 11:56, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Long-Overdue RfA Thanks from Alphachimp[edit]

Thanks for your support in my not-so-recent RfA, which was successful with a an overwhelmingly flattering and deeply humbling total of 138/2/2 (putting me #10 on the RfA WP:100). I guess infinite monkey theorem has been officially proven. Chimps really can get somewhere on Wikipedia.

With new buttons come great responsibility, and I'll try my best to live up to your expectations. If you need assistance with something, don't hesitate to swing by my talk page or email me (trust me, I do respond :)). The same goes for any complaints or comments in regard to my administrative actions. Remember, I'm here for you.

(Thanks go to Blnguyen for the incredible photo to the right.) alphaChimp laudare 01:19, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Blnguyen party.jpg

Hey there[edit]

I suppose you know but there is porblem on the King James 1 of England page, I requested mediation but it seems that mediation on Wiki is like waiting for a cheque in the mail. If you read the talk there you will see what I mean. Potters house 22:27, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

  • Aside from reverting vandalism, I've never really been too involved with that article, so I'm afraid I can't offer much help. :( --Ixfd64 00:05, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks for all the reverts on my userpage. DVD+ R/W 00:35, 5 September 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the revert! --Chris (talk) 00:40, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

System of a Down Page Down[edit]

oi mate, why'd you delete the SOAD Page? Didn't see it, but they're a very notable band and there must be a page about them. They're f-ing huge! NJlo 17:17, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

  • Check the deletion log - I never deleted System of a Down. In fact, no one ever deleted that page. --Ixfd64 18:19, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
  • yeah I see, must be some wikibug or sumptin, it said that you did some sort of 'speed delete'. nevermind!NJlo 20:46, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

TB Warnings[edit]

First of all, see my google talk invite... it's coming from a name you might not recognize so keep an heads up.

As for the warnings, my main fear is what happens to the other side of people who have been telling me the bots warnings are too soft. It's always been a balancing act hence I'm a little on the fence w/ changing them :o -- Tawker 02:04, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

  • Regarding the Google Talk invitation, someone named "awallwork" sent me a chat request on Gmail. Was that you? --Ixfd64 02:48, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Go raibh maith agat![edit]

Hi there Danny!

Thank you so much for supporting my RfA! It ended up passing and I'm rather humbled by the support (and a bit surprised that it was snowballed a day early!). Please let me know if I can help you out and I welcome any comments, questions, or advice you wish to share.


hoopydinkConas tá tú? 03:43, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

about tus[edit]

This article has beta information, as such it cannot be allowed to exist. I do not know how to delete something, but i ask you to ban the man who keeps putting the storyline before this game is gone forever. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Megaman3 (talkcontribs)

  • This was going to be posted before...but there was an edit conflict* Excuse me, Ixfd-san, the page titled TUS Project needs deleted. The information contained in the article isn't supposed to be there, and an IP Address keeps reverting it. The page itself is already up for deletion, and we would just like it deleted all together right now. If you need anything cleared up, please ask, because I'm not sure myself if I explained it clearly enough. If something could be done that would be great. Thanks! -Sukecchi 19:15, 17 September 2006 (UTC)
I'm not sure if the article meets the criteria for speedy deletion, but I've listed it on AfD for now. --Ixfd64 19:27, 17 September 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for reverting the vandalism on my page. --Nlu (talk) 16:15, 18 September 2006 (UTC)


I'm sorry, but I don't know what about you're talking-- 18:05, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

I understand[edit]

I understand. But Mrs. Richards dies: her biography is a closed theme, I presume. You too?-- 18:11, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

  • That's not really a valid reason to remove her biography from the article, though. If you still feel that some information should be removed, then please use the article's talk page. --Ixfd64 18:17, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Ann Richard[edit]

Governor Ann Richards die. Her biography isn't a current event. Don't believe?-- 18:17, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

TB and bot rollbacks[edit]

Still working on it, having some issues w/ the fact that the user lists aren't synced across bots yet... -- Tawker 22:59, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Vandalized homepage[edit]

Thanks for quickly undoing the damage on my own page. Bleah, first time I've had that happen. ND 04:02, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks Ixfd64[edit]

Hey Danny, I just wanted to thank you for supporting my recent RfA. It passed with an amazing final tally of 160/4/1. I feel completely humbled by the incredible support I received from so many fantastic editors and administrators. Thankyou Danny. :) Cheers, Sarah Ewart (Talk) 18:30, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Blocked vandal account[edit]

Yesterday, you blocked the vandal account User:Broadband Connection, and I thank you for that, as it had hit my user page. Just thought you'd like to know that there is another apparent Big Dollar sock puppet that has been used for vandalism but that hasn't been blocked yet, User:Little birdy. Akradecki 18:23, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

User page[edit]

Well, that guy edited MY registed accont user page without MY CONSENT! ( 22:52, 23 September 2006 (UTC))

As I said, that guy edited MY registed accont user page without MY CONSENT! ( 22:56, 23 September 2006 (UTC))

  • There are exceptions to the rule. For example, fair use images may only be used in articles. Editors may remove such images from other editors' user pages. --Ixfd64 22:57, 23 September 2006 (UTC)


Hi, I'm not quite sure of the procedure for reporting vandals; I've tried some of the message boards, and found them to be much slower than just going to an admin. In regard to the article Islam, the user RaiIer_505 tried to put the page up for deletion, and was warned. After the page was reverted, user Stephen Bowers did the same thing, but has not been warned. I don't have enough evidence of him as a sockpuppet, but I also notice that all of Stephen Bowers's contributions are crap (including one "revert" that was actually a vandalism). If I've not followed the right procedures, please correct me, but I believe this is the best I can do. --Patstuart 01:15, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

Thank you. Unbelievably, someone to it before me. --Patstuart 01:18, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

Jeremy Hewitt[edit]

prove to me that it didn't happen, and we can dismiss the article as nonsense. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Casternumber9 (talkcontribs)

Mr. Lefty's RfA thanks[edit]

Raczka4.jpg Hi, Ixfd64, and thanks for supporting me in my recent request for adminship, which succeeded with a final tally of 70/4/4. I hope I can live up to your expectations, and if there's ever anything you need, you know where to find me! --Mr. Lefty Talk to me! 00:27, 26 September 2006 (UTC)


It looks like the db had some issues (box was overloading) - I've reset the box - you mind lifting the TB4 block (I wanted to make sure your concerns were addressed before I hit unblock) -- Tawker 00:53, 11 October 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for that :) -- Chuq 03:26, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

3RR Clarification[edit]

You wrote: Don't worry, the three-revert rule doesn't apply if you're reverting vandalism. :) --Ixfd64 04:03, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for clarifying that! OscarTheCat3 20:14, 14 October 2006 (UTC)


For three vandal reverts to my userpage. Cheers Dina 18:46, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

* vandal[edit]

Thanks for helping with that persistant vandal. It's unfortunate that he really locked onto you. -- Gogo Dodo 19:04, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Forgot to say thanks for reverting my user page, too. =) -- Gogo Dodo 19:06, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

I just noticed it on my watchlist, so, thank you[edit]

Thank you for reverting the vandalism to my user page, which I didn't spot myself. Maybe in future I need fewer articles on my watchlist. Fewer that is, than just one.. Kudos. Bobo. 05:32, 17 October 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for reverting the vandalism on my page. --Nlu (talk) 06:40, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

RfA thanks[edit]

United Airlines aircraft taking off at Schiphol Airport.jpg Please accept my thanks for your support in my successful RfA, which I was gratified to learn passed without opposition on October 25, 2006. I am looking forward to serving as an administrator and hope that I prove worthy of your trust. With my best wishes, --MCB 06:41, 26 October 2006 (UTC)


I noticed that the Hinduism article received a deletion notice at the top of its page today, but it is not at all clear why. The article did not have any serious problems that I am aware of. The article itself does not seem to have been deleted, but the box providing links to other pages within the Hinduism Project were deleted. Please reply on the Hinduism discussion page, because others will probably have the same question. HeBhagawan 16:38, 26 October 2006 (UTC)