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Larson Middle School[edit]

the school does exist. i have seen it. am i allowed to create the article? i have pics of the school. Larson —Preceding unsigned comment added by Larsonstudents (talkcontribs)

no u can't , Lxd64 loves to show us his power by deleting our useful contributions. love u aboudi. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rggyb (talkcontribs) 00:51, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

  • First of all, my username is Ixfd64, not Lxd64. Second, your "contributions" aren't really useful. Please read the vandalism policy before you continue editing. --Ixfd64 (talk) 01:05, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Sucks template[edit]

Hey, I have no problem that you userfied that template. My apologies if I was a bit too... ya know. GracenotesT § 18:56, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

  • I don't blame you for nominating the template for deletion. After all, most April Fools' pages tend to get deleted these days. --Ixfd64 23:58, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Walguin[edit]

Walguins are a mix between a walrus and a penguin, having walrus bodys but penguins color, bill, and flippers

Notability of Negative pH (drum and bass group)[edit]

A tag has been placed on Negative pH (drum and bass group), requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done because the article seems to be about a person, group of people, band, club, company, or web content, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is notable: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not assert the subject's importance or significance may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable.

If you think that you can assert the notability of the subject, you may contest the deletion. To do this, add {{hangon}} on the top of the page (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag) and leave a note on the article's talk page explaining your position. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would confirm the subject's notability under Wikipedia guidelines.

For guidelines on specific types of articles, you may want to check out our criteria for biographies, for web sites, for bands, or for companies. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. heqs 02:23, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

CSD notifcation[edit]

This is just to inform you that Pico (Newgrounds.com) has been tagged for a speedy deletion since it redirects to a deleted page.--Kylohk 15:10, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

(moved from User talk:Ixfd64/Wikipedia:Forums)[edit]

This strikes me as a bad idea. We already have IRC for random chatting, and the rest of the internet has a plethora of forums. We're an encyclopedia, not a chatroom. >Radiant< 10:48, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the revert[edit]

I tend to let things be, and figure people know I appreciate the assistance, but today's vandalism at my talk page got to be a bit above and beyond the norm. ;) Thanks for helping out! – Luna Santin (talk) 01:21, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Missing 2s[edit]

I fixed the list numbering problem by deleting the <span class="plainlinks"> tag. I'm investigating the cause. ←BenB4 07:51, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

  • Thanks for your effort. Please let us know if you turn up something! --Ixfd64 17:19, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

X-Men[edit]

That was quick, and thank you. Clearly the vandal didn't care for the ideologies of X-Men... Alientraveller 18:08, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:MP2[edit]

Template:MP2 has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. Thank you. Black Falcon (Talk) 22:17, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

World Vaisnava Association[edit]

I've proposed World Vaisnava Association, which you created about two years ago, for deletion. Picaroon (t) 03:42, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for reverting vandalism to my userpage!--Diniz (talk) 13:36, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

It seems there's another person obsessed with making the RuneScape articles barren.[edit]

It would be appreciated if you give your opinion at the RuneScape talk page. Thanks. Tarikochi 03:16, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

I would appreciate a response in even your own talk page if you disagree with me if you have the time to continue editing other articles. Tarikochi 15:44, 14 September 2007 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tarikochi (talkcontribs)

Itanium FLOPS ratings[edit]

Thanks for your additions to the Itanium article. The artcle you cited from ExtremeTech via Findarticle is a nice find.

I made several changes to the material you added, and I think I owe you an explanation.

1) Removed the cite to the Top500 wiki and reworded the sentence to convey the same info. First, other "open" wikis are not considered reliable sources by Wikipedia, since anyhone can edit them. Second, the two important numbers you added can be directly calculated from the clock rates and therefore do not require citations.

2) removed the "13 GFLOPS" number and related verbiage. The article you cited discussed a four-processor system's aggregate FLOPS rate, while the architecture section of the Itanium article is about the architecture of a single core. For FLOPS rates of multi-core Itanium 2 systems, see the "Supercomputer" section.

3) I followed your findarticle.com reference to the underlying ExtremeTech article and then turned the ExtremeTech article into a proper web cite, consistent with the 50+ other cites in the Itanium article. It is always better to bypass findarticle.com in a case like this. I then used the article to cite an uncited sentence in the "Itanium 2" subsection of the history section of the article.

If you feel that my edits were unwarranted, let's please discuss them. Thanks again. -Arch dude 18:51, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

  • Thank you for the explanations. I recently added the performance data (in terms of IPS and/or FLOPS) of various processors, since I felt that Wikipedia should have this information. Some of the data was quite hard to find! Anyways, in response to your specific points:
  1. While I understand that the FLOPS/IPS data could be calculated from the clock rate, I was reluctant on adding self-derived data, since other editors may see it as original research. In addition, it is possible for processors in the same family to have different FLOPS/cycle or IPS/cycle ratings. For example, a certain 100 MHz processor may perform 300 MFLOPS (3 FLOPS/cycle), but a 200 MHz processor in the same family may perform only 500 MFLOPS (2.5 FLOPS/cycle).
  2. That's fine with me. :)
  3. Thanks for your advice. I will try to bypass http://findarticles.com whenever possible.

If you have any other comments, please don't hesitate to let me know! --Ixfd64 21:26, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Super! With respect to point 1, I understand your approach, and I even suspected it before I made the change. Furthermore, in other architecture families, you are correct: deriving FLOPS from clock cycles is effectively impossible for x86, where there are different microarchectures and where you sometimes cannot even be sure of which microarchitecture a particular product uses. However, Itanium is different: it is harder to find reliable sources, and it is trivial to derive the exact theoretical number of FLOPS/cycle. The precise subsection of WP:OR that you refer to is the "synthesis" rule, but the prohibition against synthesis only applies for fairly complicated stuff that arrives at a startling conclusions or that pushes a new theory: simple inference is not disallowed (this is stated soemwhere on a policy page, but I cannot find it right now.) For Itanium, we have already cited sources that state that the theoretical FLOPS are 4 times the clock and and my "original research" therefore reduces to a multiplication by four. On the other hand, an open wiki is explicitly disallowed as a reliable source: I could just go over there and edit the TOP500 wiki myself and then cite it! An additional issue is that this is the architecture section of the article. If we want FLOPS for each family member, the place to put it is in a new column in the processor table.In other articles (e.g., Xeon or SPARC) that would be very useful and it would require some sources for each member of the family. For Itanium, it would be a boring repeat of the "speed" column multiplied by four, at least until Intel changes the microarchitecture. -Arch dude 01:36, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Testing[edit]

Hi Ixfd64: in the future, if you could make js tests in your personal js instead of the sitewide that would be great, as changes to the sitewide js can be stuck in users' caches for weeks. —METS501 (talk) 04:59, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

  • Sorry about that; I totally forgot about my personal .js page! --Ixfd64 05:05, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

(user page vandalism)[edit]

Hi ixfd64 uhm what did i do like what kindof vandalism my friend said i could —Preceding unsigned comment added by LilMzAk (talkcontribs) 01:32, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

  • Edits like this are considered vandalism. If your friend gave you permission to edit their user page, that's fine, but you should mention it in the edit summary. --Ixfd64 01:36, 23 September 2007 (UTC)


Oh okay thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by LilMzAk (talkcontribs) 14:13, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

300 Internet meme[edit]

Your recent edit was reverted. You found a good source for inclusion, but you put it in the wrong place. If you are unsure where it should go, head to the article Discussion page, and ask for some advice. I decided to come here because you seemed genuinely interested in adding something of value to Wikipedia, and I didn't want you to feel like we totally were shutting you down. If you have other questions, drop me a line, and I will try to answer them. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 22:19, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Phantom Crystal[edit]

I created a page called Phantom crystal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_crystal Would you mind editing it? Thank you! Neptunekh 03:21, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

  • I would help, except that I'm not too familiar with the subject of the article. :( --Ixfd64 05:08, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

(reversion of edit)[edit]

Why did you revert my edit? It was not vandalism. 72.161.22.98 02:09, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

  • I didn't revert any of your edits, unless you also edited under another IP address. Could you please point me to the edit in question? --Ixfd64 03:02, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:User unblocked[edit]

Template:User unblocked has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. Thank you. Bfigura (talk) 16:47, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Template:Browsebar/temp[edit]

Hi, I just noticed that a template you created, Template:Browsebar/temp, is unused and appears to be abandoned. I've marked it as deprecated, meaning it'll be deleted in two weeks' time if nobody objects. If there's a reason to keep it please leave a note at Wikipedia talk:Deprecated and orphaned templates and feel free to remove the {{deprecated}} tag from the template. Thanks. Bryan Derksen 05:15, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

Removal of content in "Racism"[edit]

Hello. I just removed a couple of paragraphs which were repeated in the eaxt same form three times, along with some "Andy was here" comment. Please unrevert. Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.4.52.58 (talk) 20:39, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Sorry about that; I mistook your edit for vandalism. However, it would be a good idea to use edit summaries; that way, we can prevent misunderstandings like this. --Ixfd64 (talk) 20:44, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:Click2[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:Click2 requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it is substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes.

Thanks. --MZMcBride (talk) 00:35, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Superman[edit]

Thanks for your addition to the Superman page. However, I've removed it because it is a little too specific for that page, which is an overview of the character across the many different decades and media it has appeared in. I think your point is already made in other articles relating to the character. I hope that helps explain. Hiding T 14:28, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Hi, just dropping by to say thanks for supporting my RfA, I totally wasn't expecting to get so much support, it was a really pleasant surprise. Melesse (talk) 04:31, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Patriots Strategy[edit]

I am the original author of the article on Patriots strategy. The additions regarding allegations of cheating are vandalism and not reasonably related to an analysis of Patriots strategy. Kindly allow such provisions to be deleted.

- coppercod —Preceding unsigned comment added by Coppercod (talkcontribs) 01:49, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

  • All right, that's fine. --Ixfd64 (talk) 01:51, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Sorry[edit]

The only reason I did it was because the actual page was redirecting to something else so it would be hard for most readers to find the talk page, but I'm very sorry and won't do it again.--Baitt (talk) 01:51, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

  • That's fine. However, you should use edit summaries, especially for edits like these, so other editors know what you're doing. That way, your edits are less likely to be mistaken for vandalism. --Ixfd64 (talk) 01:53, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the advice. --Baitt (talk) 01:54, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Pan's Labyrinth.[edit]

You undid my edit of the Pan's Labyrinth page, saying it was not constructive. However, the original sentence about the farmer and his son used the word 'latter', referring to the son, whereas the next sentence clarified that the farmer, and not his son, had been hunting; hence I changed 'latter' to 'former', its opposite, because 'latter' would have referred erroneously to the son. I am sorry that clarification as a courtesy to other readers is not considered constructive. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.5.109.49 (talk) 02:39, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

  • Don't worry; I never reverted your edit. I was using a program to revert someone else's edit (on another article) and I warned you on accident. The warning has been removed from your talk page. --Ixfd64 (talk) 03:17, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Ok then, thanks for answering. No worries. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.5.109.49 (talk) 03:45, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

A barnstar for you[edit]

Barnstar of Reversion2.png The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Dude, keep working that huggle, if you're using it right now. You've beaten me countless times in the last hour, so keep it up! Tuvok[T@lk/Improve] 11:05, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Thanks. You're doing a pretty good job, too! :) --Ixfd64 (talk) 11:06, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

A question[edit]

Hello, are you related to the Malaysian golfer Danny Chia? Vegetationlife (talk) 15:22, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

  • LOL, nope. :P --Ixfd64 (talk) 23:02, 7 February 2008 (UTC)


User talk:RoniRay[edit]

I'm confused. What is meant by the deletion summary "not again"? Is there some history with this user? S/he seems to have recreated a category that was deleted back in August and I'm trying to figure out what's going on, but your summary doesn't really shed any light on the situation. Pairadox (talk) 05:26, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

  • I was using Huggle and ended up reverting and warning the wrong user by accident. I deleted the user's talk page since the only edit was my incorrect warning. I used "not again" in my summary since this has happened several times already. It was getting annoying, mind you! --Ixfd64 (talk) 05:55, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
LOL Okay, I understand now. Sorry to hear that it's been a recurring problem for you. On a related note, as an admin, can you tell me the history of Category:Mexican American actors‎? I suspect User:RoniRay has recreated it because a bot removed all instances in articles on August 13 2007, but can't tell for certain. Pairadox (talk) 06:02, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
I checked the deleted history and RoniRay never edited it prior the deletion. However, RoniRay did recreate the category and inserted it back into the articles. --Ixfd64 (talk) 06:31, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
I see that I wasn't specific enough in my inquiry. I merely wanted to know if it had existed before, not if RoniRay had edited it (quite impossible since the username was created several months after the cat was deleted) or the details of the history. Pairadox (talk) 07:36, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Sure, here is the edit history of page in question before it was deleted:

Are times are UTC-8, by the way. --Ixfd64 (talk) 08:05, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Be more careful[edit]

You used a vandal tool to revert a valid edit. Huggle, Twinkle, VandalProof.. etc are all tools for reverting vandalism only. They are not to be used for reverting a vadlid edit with a valid edit summary... especially when the valid edit was simply an rv of the previous edit which added an incorrect re-direct link to the page. If you use a vandal tool for something other than vandalism... your misuse will be reported at ANI and you may use the use of the tools. Please be more careful next time. 156.34.213.177 (talk) 22:51, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

  • Sorry about that; I thought you were inserting false information. Your edit has been reinstated. --Ixfd64 (talk) 22:53, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
It's OK. My buddy Scarian is a huggle user and he makes the odd blunder simply because the tool is so fast. Have a nice day! 156.34.213.177 (talk) 22:55, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, it's pretty easy to make bad reverts by accident when using Huggle. I check my reverts every few minutes, but some errors do slip by from time to time. --Ixfd64 (talk) 22:57, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

The "Night" page[edit]

The edits are made because those parts are REALLY REALLY common knowledge...At least the part "Humans and the night" shouldn't exist, i mean who doesn't know that the streets are lighted at night and that people have sex at night !? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Noctomniac (talkcontribs) 00:54, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

  • Keep in mind that this is an encyclopedia. In an encyclopedia, even common knowledge should be included. Why do you think we have articles like Sun and human? --Ixfd64 (talk) 00:56, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Vandalism on userpage[edit]

Hi, Danny. I just wanted to let you know that I reverted vandalism on your userpage. I am about 95% positive that it wasn't true about yourself. I hope you're happy! SchfiftyThree 22:06, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

  • It was indeed vandalism! Thanks for reverting it. :) --Ixfd64 (talk) 22:09, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Marvel Universe Online[edit]

I have nominated Marvel Universe Online, an article you have edited, for deletion. I do not feel that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Marvel Universe Online. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time. ~QuasiAbstract (talk/contrib) 21:57, 11 February 2008 (UTC)


The thing said about king george is true. it sucks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.140.249.22 (talkcontribs)

  • Huh? --Ixfd64 (talk) 21:55, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Re: Revert[edit]

Most sources still said 5 deaths because the death toll had just increased. The sources cited the spokesman for the school updating the death count to 6. That is why I revered your edit, 5 deaths was outdated, new sources stated the new death toll of 6. Hello32020 (talk) 02:46, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Yeah I probably should explain in good-faith circumstances though. Hello32020 (talk) 02:48, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:User sop[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:User sop requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it is substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{transclusionless}}</noinclude>).

Thanks. --MZMcBride (talk) 21:49, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:User tnr[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:User tnr requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it is substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{transclusionless}}</noinclude>).

Thanks. --MZMcBride (talk) 21:58, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:Userlinks2[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:Userlinks2 requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it is substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{transclusionless}}</noinclude>).

Thanks. --MZMcBride (talk) 22:07, 20 February 2008 (UTC)