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Hello Jonathan321! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. If you decide that you need help, ask me on my talk page, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. Below are some recommended guidelines to facilitate your involvement. And remember, no question is "stupid"; if you have anything, absolutely anything that you'd like to know, feel free to drop on by and leave me a message! :D Happy editing!

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And whatever you need help with, feel free to ask! :) Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 01:35, 24 October 2008 (UTC)


Speedy deletion of Michael Tompkins[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Michael Tompkins requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a very short article providing little or no context to the reader. Please see Wikipedia:Stub for our minimum information standards for short articles. Also please note that articles must be on notable subjects and should provide references to reliable sources that verify their content.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lastly, please note that if the article does get deleted, you can contact one of these admins to request that a copy be emailed to you. Synchronism (talk) 00:04, 9 November 2008 (UTC)


In terms of adding categories, you first have to find the cat (that's the short-hand most people use) you want (WP:CAT may help). If you want to make one, it is good to have at least 20 pages you could categorize with it. Then, you add it to the page you want it on with Category:Example cat.

As for a redirect page, you just create a page as you normally would and then type in #REDIRECT [[Link]]. The page will automatically redirect (there are soft redirects too, but those come later).

And no, you're not dumb at all! Everyone asks these question at one point; how else would we learn? :) And sure, I'd love to adopt you! Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 06:16, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

I guess you could add an adoption userbox to your page ({{adoptee|Master of Puppets}}); not really any other way of making it official. I'll add an {{adopter|Jonathan321}} box to my page. Sound good? :) Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 18:46, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
So, any questions? Or should I just let you roam free? Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 19:21, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
I never had any intentions of caging you! :P But yeah, sounds good. If you need any help at any point feel free to drop by. Cheers, Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 19:24, 11 November 2008 (UTC)


Yep. We have Remembrance Day and you guys have Veterans Day; pretty much the same thing but with a different name. Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 19:28, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK: Mike Tompkins[edit]

Updated DYK query On 14 November, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Mike Tompkins, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

A belated DYK notice.... Congrats, nonetheless. --PFHLai (talk) 14:33, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome, Jonathan321.
Good Job, rookie. Keep it up! Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 13:51, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
Whoa, great job!!! I'm impressed! Now write a featured article. :P Just kidding, though this is certainly very impressive. Do you think article writing is the main thing you'd like to do? Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 23:58, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
Well, whatever you'd like to do is what you do. Don't let anybody coax you into doing something, because then Wikipedia gets boring and you leave and it sucks and so forth.
If you're interested in template work, there are quite a few Wikiprojects that could help out, or you can just go and take initiative on your own. Article writing is tough but rewarding; so far I've written about 10, mostly for T:ITN, which is a place that needs new articles daily (I'm not trying to force you into anything, just giving you options). Whatever you choose, make sure you actually want to do it! :) Cheers, Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 19:48, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Blocking people[edit]

Hey Jonathan!

I saw you make this edit. If you think someone should be blocked, you should report them on Administrator intervention against vandalism if they are making simple vandalism or on the incidents noticeboard if the matter is more complex. Just letting you know. Cheers! J.delanoygabsadds 04:47, 15 November 2008 (UTC) November 2008 (UTC)

It is not a problem. I was telling you so that you would know. There is no reason you should be expected to automatically know that, so don't worry about it. J.delanoygabsadds 15:43, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Huggle and Twinkle[edit]

Hey! While I hear twinkies are good, Twinkle is even better. ;) Basically, Twinkle uses javascript to automate some things, such as reverting without the rollback permission, reporting a user to a noticeboard, speedy deleting a page, and so on (the list goes on at WP:TW). Huggle is an external tool that, in a nutshell, converts you into an anti-vandal machine; you can report and revert vandals with 2 clicks or less.

Basically, TW is more versatile, while Huggle is faster but only for vandalism. Make sense? :) Cheers, Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 20:27, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Oh, and my signature is stored at User:Master of Puppets/Sig; then, in my preferences, I transclude it as {{subst:User:Master of Puppets/Sig}}. In terms of coding, that depends on what you'd like in your sig. Cheers, Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 20:29, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
I cannot emphasise enough to disregard the above advice, which will at the very least get you a warning for violating Wikipedia's policy on signatures, and in the case of repeat offences (theoretically) get you blocked, should you be caught doing it. – iridescent 22:59, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
Ah, Iridescent was just confused. He would have a point if I had told you to use an unsubstituted template as your signature. However, as long as you substitute it in your preferences (as I showed above), all will be well. Cheers, Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 23:24, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
Ah, yes, didn't notice the "subst:". I'd still advise against it though – there's no particular reason to use a separate signature file as opposed to the signature box in Preferences (the only reason would be that the Preferences box limits you to 255 characters, but anyone with a 300-character sig would likely get Strong Words Of Advice fairly quickly) and even with a subst'ed signature, there's always the possibility that a passing vandal will decide to "improve" it and you'll be signing your posts "i am a faggot lol" until someone notices. – iridescent 23:49, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
This vandal would have to be very determined to find out where you were linking from; also, I've had this signature since 2005, when the markup language was much more picky. It didn't work if I just put it into the box, so I had to subst in a template. Maybe raw code works now... Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 00:17, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
Just add the AFD to the top of the latest day (for the 26th, here). There are detailed instructions here. Cheers, Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 02:21, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

thanks for the msg[edit]

but this edit was part of a class demo. All under control :) -- phoebe / (talk to me) 22:28, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Canada on strike[edit]

Hello, can you explain why you returned all this excessive plot to the article? [1] Thanks!-- The Red Pen of Doom 03:34, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

I thought that might be the case - thanks again! -- The Red Pen of Doom 03:34, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

AFD advice[edit]

Hey! Just droppin' by to tell you that you're doing a great job! Of course, remember not to edit too much; I know that sounds strange to say, but some people edit frantically during their first month or so and then burn out.

Anyway, some tips for AFD;

  • Try not to let google hits determine your perception of someone/something's notability. For example, searching 'Bob the Builder' and expecting to get results only about the rapper won't work.
  • While I know you didn't have bad intentions, avoid asking people to vote in AfDs; that's canvassing, which a lot of people get riled up about.

So don't worry, you haven't done anything wrong; that's just some stuff I felt you could incorporate. Great job so far! Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 07:24, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Users United Kingdom & Northern Ireland and Cyrusmilleyhannana[edit]

Not only did United Kingdom & Northern Ireland (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) put up a copy of the UK article as his user page, but he also edited the user page of Cyrusmilleyhannana (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), which was a copy of the Scotland article. There's something a little suspect with the editing patterns of those two users, I suspect; the latter has been tagged as a suspected sockpuppet, though the link isn't clear to me at first glance. —C.Fred (talk) 15:56, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

ARBCOM elections[edit]

They let users vote on who they think should be the next arbitrators. Basically, arbs are elected to a three-year-term where they serve the community by resolving the most serious disputes. It isn't a tech position, unlike administrators or bureaucrats; rather, they just get to vote on aforementioned disputes. Generally, they're established, trusted users. Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 22:27, 29 November 2008 (UTC)


Just for the record, I wasn't letting his vandalism go unwarned. You just beat me to the warning! Funnily enough, I was going to go straight to a level2 warning as well! Anyway, happy editing :-) JS (chat) 23:25, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

LOL - I just use Twinkle. Makes life much easier! :-) JS (chat) 23:29, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
Mate, I HIGHLY recommend you download and use Firefox, even if just for Wikipedia! It makes being a vandal-fighter on here so much easier! JS (chat) 23:35, 30 November 2008 (UTC)


Actually I'm surpised there aren't more posters with similar nicks. Edward321 (talk) 23:34, 30 November 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for the barnstars. I am accepting tigers on my user page.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 03:56, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

The Enterprise Incident[edit]

I didn't delete anything without reason... Did you actually read the article and see what this Wordwright turned it into? How lame and droll his writing is ... and full of personal opinions which is against policy by the way. It gives me a headache tor ead it. And then he writes an essay ripping me apart in the Discussion. Did you bothering reading that as well? Calling me "uncivil person". He never even bothered to message me about it. Cyberia23 (talk) 23:14, 2 December 2008 (UTC)


You have it enabled in your preferences, right? I can't find it in your .js file. Anyway, just add;

TwinkleConfig = {

 	watchWarnings				:	false


to your monobook. Clear your cache and you should be good to go. Cheers, Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 01:34, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Paste's RfA[edit]

Hey Jonahtan, in your count of Paste's edits, did you include the deleted edits? If you had, you would have come to about the 6500 edits he referenced.---Balloonman PoppaBalloon 00:03, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Rod Blagojevich federal fraud cases[edit]

As yet there appear to be no international implications arising from this. Blagojevich is not the first politicial person at this level to have such chrages brought against them, for all I know he may not even be the first US senator to be so charged. Thuis while it is worthy of inclusion in 2008 in the United States it does not meet the requirements for inclusion in2008 unless/until there are international repercussions. Cheers, DerbyCountyinNZ (talk) 09:01, 12 December 2008 (UTC)


Oh, sorry, my mistake. :( Well, finding them isn't really hard; regrettably, lots of articles have areas which are severely lacking. Usually the easiest way is going through the new articles log (Special:Newpages/here); anything that is yellow will either be delete-worthy or in need of serious fixing. White articles may also be badly-written and in need of templating. Mind you, that could get boring, so don't try to do too much. :) Cheers, Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 21:54, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, sadly that's also not too bad of a method. Whatever works, I guess! Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 21:58, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
No need to beg! Besides, I trust/respect you enough already anyway. Just remember not to edit war or do anything bad with it. Cheers! Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 22:42, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
{{rollbacker}} should do it. Let me preview to see if that works...
Yep, most definitely. You just have to position it with some code; if you want it at the top right the code would be:
<div style="position:absolute; z-index:100; right:20px; top:30px;" class="metadata" id="rollbacker">{{rollbacker}}</div>
Sound good? :D Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 05:41, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Your message on my talkpage[edit]

Hey, I think you have left message at the wrong talkpage. This is my edit on the article that you have called not constructive. Could you please either explain me what is wrong with my edit or remove the warning message from my talkpage? Thanks, --RoadAhead =Discuss= 03:05, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Hah! I was coming here to tell him he shot the wrong person, but you beat me here. It is an easy mistake to make, Johnathan, and it requires some care. ;) sinneed (talk) 06:29, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Hey, I am still awaiting your response and will like to know why you feel that edit from me was not constructive? If that was an error, could you remove that message from my talkpage? --RoadAhead =Discuss= 01:17, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Your message on my talkpage, part deux[edit]

Hi Jonathan. It appears you made an error regarding my edits as well. Since your warning template failed to cite any particular article, I can only assume from your own edit history that you are tagging my edit to Stephen Gamson as a removal of content. Like the above message from RoadAhead, I think we all know this was an honest mistake. I need to ask of you a few of things, though. I'd personally like to see you define all your fields in warning templates, so that an editor you are tagging has some sort of reference as to what article the warning refers, and can thus hopefully correct their behavior. Your edit history is filled with examples of undefined warning tags, and I can only imagine the number of confused editors who were wondering what you were talking about, regardless of whether or not the tag was appropriately placed. Additionally, since I am not a huge fan of removing content from my talk page (imagine my shock at being accused over unjustly removing content!) I'd appreciate either you removing the edit yourself, or issuing some sort of retraction on my page. And lastly, check out this essay regarding templating regulars. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a line. Cheers, Steamroller Assault (talk) 07:52, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Barnstar-life.png The Barnstar of Life
Thank you for your contributions to this project. You are making a positive and important contribution. Ecoleetage (talk) 22:27, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

RE: Barnstar[edit]

Thanks a ton! :) How's editing (and life in general, of course) goin'? Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 08:43, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Ah, politics. One thing I wished I could get more of a hold on. Life in general is good, though; bought a new guitar, pretty much all of my close friends are staying nearby for the holiday break, and yeah. Probably gonna see a severe decline in my Wikiwork... :( Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 10:37, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
Awh, that sucks. Sleepovers are awesome! I've got one coming up this Wednesday, though I'm not sure how much sleeping is gonna happen haha. As for the guitar I'm getting, 'tis a sexy beast. What do you play? Jazz, blues, rock, etc.? Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 00:40, 23 December 2008 (UTC)


Happy holidays bud! Don't party too hard (I'm a complete hypocrite for saying that... <_<) and stay safe! :D Oh, what are you getting for Christmas/the holidays? Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 21:35, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Nice! Your Touch can't compete with my... well... I don't have an MP3 player, so I usually just hum to myself, haha. Oh, and I dunno, two different styles I guess? Maybe emoticon explains it better. Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 22:07, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Christmas protection[edit]

Your comment was responded to on my talk page. :) See this page for previous reasons. Best wishes and Merry Christmas. Acalamari 23:57, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Controversial BLPs[edit]

You know, that's actually a really good idea, especially for a theoretical starting point. Maybe like BLP FAs, and since it can be (apparently) turned on by categories, have it chucked in a template like the {{NOINDEX}} function's template. If this ends up moving forward to the next phase later, I'm totally going to suggest this. rootology (C)(T) 04:42, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Best wishes for a peaceful 2009[edit]

PS Sorry about sticking the Delaware flag next to your name on the Wikicup page. I genuinely thought you neglected to put a flag in...I didn't realise the question mark flag was your preferred banner. Silly me. :P Ecoleetage (talk) 02:29, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Flagged Revs[edit]


I noticed you voted oppose in the flag revs straw pole and would like to ask if you would mind adding User:Promethean/No to your user or talk page to make your position clear to people who visit your page :) - Thanks to Neurolysis for the template   «l| Ψrometheăn ™|l»  (talk) 07:03, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Talk:List of storms in the 2006 Pacific hurricane season[edit]

Just wanted to let you know that WPTC doesn't use List-Class, and assesses all of their lists as regular articles. Cheers, –Juliancolton Tropical Cyclone 14:23, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, and good luck getting in. :) –Juliancolton Tropical Cyclone 14:38, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Best Selling Albums[edit]

Where is my error? I corrected the vandalism of other users. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Simone Jackson (talkcontribs) 15:21, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Oh, sorry, i reverted for return to Realist2 Version, for not wright all. I love Pink Floyd! I'm their fan. Sorry.Simone Jackson (talk —Preceding undated comment was added at 15:29, 10 January 2009 (UTC).


Hi, I think your move was wrong. The idea is that if there is no primary usage for a term, then the disambiguation page goes at that name, without "(disambiguation)". Only if there is a primary usage does the disambiguation page go at "xxx (disambiguation)". See WP:DABNAME. Terms in brackets ("disambiguators") are only needed when there's something else at the name without the disambiguator, and the same applies to "(disambiguation)". PamD (talk) 21:08, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Checking in[edit]

Hey there! Just checkin' in to see how you're doing. All quiet on the Wikifront? :) Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 22:07, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Well, I spent most of the time from Christmas to New Years on the move, going from friend's house to friend's house; then I spent the few days after New Years hanging out and recuperating for school. Hence the fact that I haven't really gotten much done over the past month, haha. And yeah, I see your name pop up at RFPP all the time (in a good way); I'm proud! :) I talked to Narutolovehinata just a bit ago, I think; I'll check on him again though. Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 22:24, 10 January 2009 (UTC)


None for creating, I'm afraid - but you will get 5 points for a DYK. Garden. 21:35, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

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Adoption page[edit]

Hey dude! Just wanted to let you know that I'll be making a page at User:Master of Puppets/Adoption soon, and that I'd love to hear any ideas or anything you've got for it. So far I think it'll just be a links page, but it could grow into more. Anyway, let me know what you think! :P Cheers, Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 16:06, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Sockpuppetry case concerning Korlzor[edit]

You have been helping fight vandalism inflicted by various IP sockpuppets of the blocked User:Korlzor. You may be interested in a sockpuppetry case I have opened here. Best regards. Tennis expert (talk) 10:34, 14 January 2009 (UTC)


To answer your question: there were things going on in my life that prevented me from giving the RfA the attention it deserved. It would have been unfair to both of us to have you nominate me for a time-consuming endeavour that my schedule did not enable me to concentrate upon. I was genuinely flattered by the offer, but at the moment it was the wrong time. Ecoleetage (talk) 00:09, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Also, please be aware that I will always hold you in the deepest respect because of the kindness that you showed me in thinking that I was good enough to be an admin. If you ever need help with anything, call on me. I will be there to help. Ecoleetage (talk) 02:11, 15 January 2009 (UTC)


Do you really think this is appropriate? I'm fairly certain Ecoleetage wants to disappear, and a fond eulogy in light of what he's done seems highly inappropriate. I know you miss your wiki-friend, but this seems like a drama magnet to me. AniMatetalk 04:31, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

I just don't understand what the point is. Users leave everyday, and we don't write eulogies for them. We especially don't write eulogies for indefinitely blocked users who have tried to get good faith contributors fired from their jobs. So you know, in the past we have had users who have harassed other editors in real life. Eulogies weren't written. Restraining orders, however, were obtained. I certainly won't delete the eulogy from your user space, but I'm going to remove the link from Eco's talk page and delete the unnecessary redirect you added in Wikipedia space. Sorry. AniMatetalk 04:44, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
I'm sorry you feel betrayed. However, my guess is that most people will react to this the way I am. He seemed okay, clearly wasn't, and doesn't deserve any sympathy. Calling a fellow editor's employer to get them fired or disciplined over Wikipedia is reprehensible. If you're trying to make yourself feel better through writing though, I'd suggest a blog or a journal. Wikipedia isn't therapy, and I still think removing your eulogy would be the best course of action. That being said, I can't stress how sorry I am that you feel betrayed and hope this doesn't sour you on Wikipedia too much. I'm not super active these days due to work, but I'll be keeping an eye out for you. The majority of us aren't bad guys... though it must be said that sharing personal info is never a good idea at your age. I'm sure you know that, but if you've been sharing any details of your personal life on or off wiki (full name, location, phone number, etc.) stop immediately. Personally, I almost never communicate off-wiki, and the few times I have done so were with long term, trusted administrators. if you have revealed personal info, I'd consider shutting this account down immediately, and starting over. You've seen the effects that too much personal info has had on an adult, the thought of what it could do to a minor is chilling. Again, i'll keep an eye out for you on-wiki. AniMatetalk 05:36, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
It's done. Just remember what i said about personal information. Be safe and smart... though the smart hardly seems necessary as you appear quite intelligent. AniMatetalk 05:44, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
If I could weigh in; I don't see what's wrong with remembering somebody you respect, AniMate. Just because the 'norm' isn't to do so doesn't mean one can't express a sliver of human emotion; I'm fine with people thinking Wikipedia should be a place of professional, business-like volunteering, but that still doesn't mean that we can't remember those who left once in a while. Of course, that's just my opinion, and, as you said, people of our age should be more careful about what we do around here. :P Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 22:26, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Well, I guess it means you are already a better person... :) --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 17:04, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Minor page moves[edit]

I have responded on my talk and on the poll. --Cyde Weys 00:23, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

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Meh, still not ready for it. I've said on my userpage that I don't want to be nominated again until August. Ten Pound Hammer and his otters • (Broken clamshellsOtter chirpsHELP) 02:05, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Re: Why was my article tagged for speedy?[edit]

I haven't really put an article up for deletion before so that was a mistake on my part. However, the article was extraordinarily short, incorrectly formatted and referenced. (Sorry if that sounds harsh) Thus, it had to be deleted. If you would like to keep that article, please use a sandbox to thoroughly expand it before posting back into the mainspace. For a good example on how to make an article on a Tropical Depression, read over Tropical Depression Ten (2005) and follow that style. Cheers, Cyclonebiskit 20:19, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

For a Tropical Cyclone article, we try to keep all articles above 6kb in length. I don't mean to discourage you from editing the article, but could you use a sandbox for the time being to work on it. If you have any questions about how to make the article just ask myself or one of the other members of WikiProject Tropical cyclones. Thanks, 20:34, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

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AfD nomination of Mike Migliore[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, Mike Migliore, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mike Migliore. Thank you. Pastor Theo (talk) 03:03, 26 January 2009 (UTC)


I've speedied this (R3). You are welcome to take it to deletion review if you disagree. Thanks -- Samir 05:00, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

thank you[edit]

My RFA passed today at 150/48/6. I wanted to thank you for weighing in, and I wanted to let you know I appreciated all of the comments, advice, criticism, and seriously took it all to heart this past week. I'll do my absolute best to not let any of you down with the incredible trust given me today. rootology (C)(T) 07:47, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
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RfA thanks[edit]

Thank you for the trust you placed in me by supporting my RfA (which passed and, apparently, I am now an admin!). I will do my best to continue to act in a way that is consistent with the policies of wikipedia as well with our common desire to build and perfect this repository of human knowledge; and can only hope that you never feel that your trust was misplaced. Thanks again! --Regent's Park (Rose Garden) 23:52, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

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RE: Worrying[edit]

Hey, don't worry about it, I understand! I've been pretty much the same; buried to the neck in schoolwork, etc. And of course you're still my adoptee, it isn't like you expired or anything... Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 00:14, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

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WikiCup newsletter XVII.V[edit]

This is just a quick reminder that the round ends this Friday, May 29, 2009. I wanted to let you guys know the current standings. If you are very close, but not close enough, work as hard as possible these next two days. Pool leaders are listed as usual, and under the 10 wildcards, are competitors that are still fighting for a spot. Also, if you currently have any un-reviewed GAN's up and you'd like them to be reviewed and counted for this round, you must place them on the appropriate thread of the WikiCup talk page.

Pool A
  1. Wales Shoemaker's Holiday (647)
Pool B
  1. Colombia ThinkBlue (247)
Pool C
  1. Sweden Theleftorium (455)
Pool D
  1. Denmark Candlewicke (539)
Pool E
  1. Mexico Durova (479)
Pool F
  1. Switzerland Sasata (961)
Current Wildcards
  1. United States Useight (393)
  2. Iceland Scorpion0422 (372)
  3. Thailand Rlevse (329)
  4. Japan Wrestlinglover (307)
  5. Cambodia Paxse (285)
  6. Maryland Ottava Rima (248)
  7. Flag of Albany, New York.svg Mitchazenia (226)
  8. Republic of Ireland Juliancolton (181)
  9. Michigan the_ed17 (179)
  10. Isle of Man J Milburn (168)
  11. Confederate States of America Bedford (156)
  12. Toronto Gary King (147)
  13. New South Wales 97198 (142)
  14. Luxembourg Ceranthor (111)
  15. India Tinucherian (106)
  16. Vanuatu Matthewedwards (98)

 GARDEN ,  iMatthew :  Chat  , and The Helpful One The Helpful Bot 00:49, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

WikiCup Newsletter XVIII[edit]

Delivered for the WikiCup by The Helpful Bot at 14:33, 31 May 2009 (UTC). To report errors leave at message here.

Request to participate in University of Washington survey on tool to quickly understand Wikipedians’ reputations[edit]

Hello. I'm part of a research group at the University of Washington. In April, we met with Wikipedians to learn what they would like to know about other editors’ history and activities (within Wikipedia) when interacting with them on talk pages. The goal was to gather feedback to help design a tool that could quickly communicate useful information about other Wikipedians. We have now created a few images that we feel represent some of what our participants thought was important. We would appreciate it if you took a few minutes of your time to complete an online survey that investigates whether or not these images would be useful to you. Your quick contribution would be very valuable to our research group and ultimately to Wikipedia. (When finished, the code for this application will be given over to the Wikipedia community to use and/or adjust as they see fit.)

We are particularly interested in feedback from new editors! We want to make sure this tool meets your needs.

Willing to spend a few minutes taking our survey? Click this link.

Please feel free to share the link with other Wikipedians. The more feedback, the better! The survey is completely anonymous and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. All data is used for university research purposes only.

Thank you for your time! If you have any questions about our research or research group, please visit our user page. Commprac01 (talk) 23:31, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

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Additional details about our research group are available here.

WikiCup Newsletter XIX and XX[edit]