User talk:Jahiegel/Archive 6

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List of flops in entertainment

Not a problem. Two episodes, two weeks - when it comes to reality TV, it doesn't make much difference. — stickguy (:^›)— || talk || 18:12, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

GIen's RfA: Thank you!

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Jahiegel for your Support!
I I feel truly humbled & honored by your support in my RfA, which closed at 90 / 5 / 0. Thank you! If you need me for anything, just say the word. For now however, just like Mr Potter here:
My mop & I shall thwart all evil :)
IThank you once again my friend. GIen


Although we've never had any real direct interaction Joe, I've always admired your work. Your user pages are hysterical (though as it seems to be very similar to mine I suspect most "get" your humor??) And I love your userboxless userbox page; and... I believe if we each handed Dubya a brain cell - he'd finally have two to rub together. Your support was appreciated more than you know, Kia Kaha my friend - GIen 06:18, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

re. AN/I discussion

Thanks for your words, which are much appreciated. A direct and skilful approach to Publicgirluk to begin with would have saved all this fuss, and brought out the truth one way or the other. Now we shall probably never know for sure. C'est la vie! Tyrenius 05:24, 28 August 2006 (UTC)


Didn't mean to ace you out! :) Your comment added to the niceness for Tyrenius I am sure... Happy editing. ++Lar: t/c 06:09, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

RfA message

RfA rose.png My RfA video message

Stephen B Streater 08:40, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

My RfA


Thank you very much for your support on my recent Request for Adminship. The request was ultimately unsuccessful - which wasn't entirely surprising - and so I'll be taking special care to address the concerns raised by the opposing !voters before running again. If you have any feedback for me, please don't hesitate to leave it at my talk page. Thanks!

-- RandyWang (chat/patch) 13:58, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

RfA thanks

Guinnessglass.jpg Thank you very much for participating in my RFA, which closed successfully today with a result of (62/18/3). I will go very carefully at first, trying to make sure I don't mess up too badly using the tools, and will begin by re-reading all the high-quality feedback I received during the process, not least from those who opposed me. Any further advice/guidance will be gratefully accepted. I hope I will live up to your trust! Guinnog 14:35, 30 August 2006 (UTC)}

Joehazelton and a Humble question

My humble Wikiquestion is - are editors even held accountable for libel or slander, as in real life, considering the reach and readership of Wikipedia. What checks and balances are in place for rogue editor & admin, sophisticated in the policies, but manipulating said polices to achieve the same results.

In reading and researching, it would appear that many Editors and Admins, are behaving, contrary to the lofty goals of the Wikiproject, in order to forward personal or political agenda. Also what evidence is necessary to prove and rebuke and discipline such editors and Admin that are consistently and repeatedly violating 3RR and NPOV policy, if not in name, but certainly in sprit and in fact accuse other editors, who perform legitimate edits for the very thing that these rouges are engaged in?

Is what Wikipdia critics say is true, in that Wikipdia is the play ground of the faceless and nameless, who are not beholding or accountable to the rule of law or is Wikipdia truly has respected place, with proper review, oversight or accountability for actions, contrary to stated and publish policy?

My experance, so far, with due respect, would be the first, rather then the later.

Humbly submitted and expecting the gods to block me do to my question of what is right or wrong. In closing, be warned that if a thing is abuse so much, and hurts to many people, truly hurts them, then there will be back lash and a noble project will die.

OK, funnyman, don't try to get out of it - you've got this coming to you!

Barnstar of Humour3.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
For making me injure several internal organs with spasms of laughter, and for bringing a touch of humor to the otherwise grim and dismal Publicgirluk disaster. Thanks for the laugh.  :) Kasreyn 05:49, 2 September 2006 (UTC)


A RfA thank you from en:User:Xyrael


I'd like to thank you Jahiegel 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 / 12:09, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Re: Koala Nuts

Yes, you're right, and I was even thinking that as I was typing my deletion summary in. I probably should have speedied by citing the WP:IAR policy (if the rules prevent you from improving or maintaining Wikipedia's quality, ignore them) and/or WP:SNOW essay (if an issue doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of getting an unexpected outcome from a certain process, then there is no need to run it through that process). – ClockworkSoul 01:07, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

  • Did you mean that your tone was haughty or mine? I hope you didn't mean the latter, because I genuinely didn't intend to come across as haughty; I meant to sound playful than anything. Similarly, I wasn't at all offended by your own tone: I thought it was perfectly reasonable for you to point out what you thought was right, an act I generally support and applaud. I often lament at how perplexing communication via this purely textual medium can be. For all its vitues, I find it an inadequate substitute for the subtleties of tone and expression that we take for granted in ordinary company. Cheers! :)

Long-Overdue RfA Thanks from Alphachimp

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 05:37, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

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Regarding Portal:Baseball

Hi, I wanted to include another DYK for the Portal:Baseball, but it seems like you have some sort of process where you add new DYK ever 2-3 weeks, and I was wondering if I could help you out with it and give you some DYK's to add.

I was about to add a DYK by myself, but I realized that you did it systematically, so that's why I'm asking.

Here's an example of one I came up with:


--Nishkid64 23:58, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:Contains link

Template:Contains link 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. GW_SimulationsUser Page | Talk 18:23, 4 September 2006 (UTC)


Joe - thanks for the RFA support. You wouldn't believe how difficult it is to update wikipedia like this, without opposable thumbs. I'll keep working on it, evolution is sloooow. --Oscarthecat 20:16, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Regarding Portal:Baseball/News

It says "News".

I would just like to know why you don't think my additions are newsworthy (I admit, the first addition may not be newsworthy, but the one on the no-hitter sure is). If you personally don't agree, can you at least please give a valid reason as to why you disagree.

I know you stated WP:MoS as a reason as to why you reworked Wxthewx99's edits, but I just want to know why the no-hitter that ended the longest gap in time between no-hitters in Major League Baseball, gameswise, history is not considered newsworthy.

Could you also please respond to my previous question regarding the DYK. I want to help out with the DYK's, but apparently you haven't given me a response to my question. (It's already been a week since I asked the question)

--Nishkid64 17:17, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

Lest you should think me to have ignored your original note apropos of the DYK, I ought to apologize for my failure to have replied sooner; I am sometimes horrifically bad at according attention to my talk page, usually because I load the page with the intention of addressing new messages and then become occupied with some other task, such that the new messages reminder no longer appears and such that I then forget altogether about my talk. I certainly didn't mean to omit a reply, and, indeed, I planned to write you in any event, as I thought I ought to address my edit summaries ascribing cruft to the two items you added, if only because, whilst I thought the events not to merit inclusion in the portal news section (which, to my mind, for reasons I'll outline straightaway, is not for all items that would appear at current sports events or 2006 in baseball), I found them to be altogether well-formatted and encyclopedic in tone and wanted to convey my compliments (and also to do other than make some cursory and unceremonious judgment without clarification). I will in a bit write more substantively to address your concerns, but I want here simply to acknowledge receipt of your note and to express that I'm not some incivil and arrogant jackass who doesn't deign to consider the concerns of others; rather, I'm an irresponsible jackass who meant to write you a while ago, not only in reply to your message but also relative to the news sections (I rather think I ought to have written, at least on the talk page, before quibbling with the edits via edit summary, although it should be observed that I did leave the edits, in substance, as they were, mainly because I didn'tt think there to be consensus for their removal and because, in any event, I wanted to work with you a bit on the page). In sum, please don't infer any malign motive from my failure to have replied sooner and please know that I will write forthwith with respect to your specific queries.  :) Joe 17:30, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
Okay, apology accepted. What exactly do you want to work on? I can help you compile a list of DYK's to add for the future, and basically every where else in the portal. I'll try to be a bit more wary about the future newsitems that I may bring upon the news page. --Nishkid64 17:40, 10 September 2006 (UTC)


Hey, I'd be glad to take over "management" of Portal:Baseball whenever you feel like you're ready to (I agree that it probably would be best to do so after the next updates you make to DYK, quotations, selected article, etc). I appreciate your kind words towards my judgment, and I really should personally thank you for all the hard work you have put into maintaining Portal:Baseball. When I first encountered the portal, I realized that there were hardly any other users, besides you, who actually regularly edited and updated the page. There's no need to apologize for what happened. It happens; we're all human.

Anyhow, I will try to exercise better judgment in what I consider to be newsworthy articles to add to the News section of the Portal.

I appreciate your kindness in trying to nominate me for adminship, but I personally think a month or so more of experience with AIV, AfD, and even managing the portal (if you relinquish your duties by then) would make me best suitable for being a potential admin candidate.

After a month or so, or however long it is, I will come back to you and ask you to re-consider your proposed nomination and see if you think I'm still worthy of becoming an admin.

Thanks for everything, Joe.

--Nishkid64 19:00, 10 September 2006 (UTC)


Your de-linking work resulted in many entries with zero usable links. Please clean it up.--Hraefen Talk 20:33, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

I'm a bit confused by your (rather curt) note; I simply removed descriptive links on the dab page per the MoS, but I didn't touch any of the dab links themselves, such that those that are red now were red before (toward which you might see the version of the page prior to my having edited, viz. here). Feel free to write with any further questions... :) Joe 21:29, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
Sorry if I was curt. It's just that some of the entries were over-linked before and you took care of that, but now some have zero usable links. Only an overly-strict interpretation of the MOS:Disambig allows one to conclude that an entry can only have one link, be it blue or red. I believe that one blue link or one red link and the most appropriate blue one are the two most valid options. Do you not agree?--Hraefen Talk 21:36, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
(eh, I nearly beat you with my correction; oh well...) Okay, upon a second look, I think I may have apprehended your meaning—namely, that the redlinked articles ought not, per Wikipedia:Manual of Style (disambiguation pages)#Redlinks, to be without further qualifying link—and you are quite right; I overlooked entirely that some of the pages were redlinks (the mechanism of the preview button, one gathers, is much too recondite for me) and consequently removed qualifiers that ought to have remained. My bad, and my apologies for the confusion. Joe 21:38, 10 September 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the Barnstar, Joe! – ClockworkSoul 12:22, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

Go raibh maith agat!

Hey Joe (great song, by the way)!

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? 23:58, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

Survival skills

You tagged Survival skills with a {{How-to}} template. Could you post on the talk page and explain exactly what you have against the article's present state? I've placed your talk page on my watchlist, so you may reply right here, to keep the discussion all in one place. --Smack (talk) 03:30, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

RFA question

I'll keep this short for now (and will expand on it in the morning, I'm in serious need of sleep given my not-perfect physical shape)...

No, unfortunately it would not be incorrect to say that it was a major lapse of judgement on my part; you are correct in your assumption that I tried to build up an edit history, given at that point I had not identified myself. I spoke to Jaranda almost immediately, and as far as I know he was fully aware of the occurrence. I shall expand on this further later in the morning, and my most profound apologies if this is unsatisfactory for now. – Chacor 17:41, 19 September 2006 (UTC)


Heh, sorry about that Joe. It was a spur of the moment really. I didn't plan to do an RfA anytime soon, but I just suddenly had a feeling that I should yesterday. Regarding the portal, I'll be happy to take it over anytime you want me to. I'm already managing Portal:Business and Economy and have been trying to fix up Portal:Philosophy. --Nishkid64 19:21, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Bots are taking over

"Damn, I've been reverted by Tawkerbot when reverting an anon's inappropriate excision of expletives, and I've been reverted by AntiVandalBot for the same, but I've never been hit by each back-to-back! There ought to be a barnstar or something for that... :) Joe 05:40, 20 September 2006 (UTC)"

Yeah that's a new one on me, too. Maybe the bots are right, we don't need "" and "" in our encyclopedia. Hope you read this before the bots censor it. User:Pedant 00:37, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Tennis WikiProject

Would you be interested in this? If so, please add your name here: Wikipedia:WikiProject/List_of_proposed_projects#Tennis. Thanks! —MC 19:26, 23 September 2006 (UTC)