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national pastime[edit]

Hi. Your syntax for redirect at national sport was correct. But link was wrong. You had written national pastimes, it should have been national pastime. I have corrected it. By the way, you need not blank your talk page (see Wikipedia:Talk page), your discussions with over users can be stored here. When the page becomes too large, you can create archives. utcursch 08:47, Dec 20, 2004 (UTC)

George W. Bush[edit]

Thanks for your appreciation. I'm not sure I'd consider the "BUSHISANIDIOT" type editors to be on my side, or indeed on anyone's side. It wouldn't surprise me to learn that, during the campaign, there were times when the same nitwit vandalized both the Bush and Kerry articles, just for the sport of it. The thing that does surprise me is that the level of vandalism has stayed as high as it has since the election. I'm glad you're on board -- the more real editors we have, the better we can fight off the vandals. JamesMLane 03:52, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)

The supposed "warning" to you from an admin was, as you state, not how admins actually act, and this one was from some anon IP pretending to be an admin. That's why Hadal reverted it. (Comments on user talk pages aren't usually deleted but a gross impropriety like that is an exception.) Just ignore it. As for MONGO, we can't stop him from editing the page unless his conduct gets so bad as to support an arbitration proceeding against him. So far, I'd say he's nowhere near that point. We just have to keep editing the article to make sure that his censorship attempts don't succeed. If he gives up on trying to delete anything unflattering to Bush and concentrates instead on adding legitimate pro-Bush material, he might even help to improve the article. JamesMLane 04:07, 5 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Image:Maoyenrai.JPG[edit]

Hello. I just saw you upload Image:Maoyenrai.JPG without an image tag. It's important to keep images uploaded to Wikipedia tagged so we know what they are licensed under. Could you please tag it with the appropriate Image copyright tag? Thanks. --Goobergunch|? 05:52, 2 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, that works great. Thanks! --Goobergunch|? 06:03, 2 Feb 2005 (UTC)

DFA article[edit]

That User:Klonimus guy put the same "trotskyist entryism" line, almost word for word, in a whole bunch of unrelated articles. Crazy. Mirror Vax 23:30, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Bill Belichick[edit]

Hi! I noticed that in the April 4 edit to Bill Belichick you added the following text:

"Known for being one of the most reserved coaches in NFL history, especially to the press, his focus on the game of football have begun rumors that Belichick may have Asperger's Syndrome."

I've searched for confirmation of association between Belichick and Asperger's and could not find anything. Additionally, even if it exists, I don't think rumor should be included in articles unless the rumor itself is central to the topic.

I didn't want to remove it before checking with you first since I realize there may be more behind the inclusion than I'm aware of. What do you think? Tobycat 04:26, 17 May 2005 (UTC)

Association of Anarchist Wikipedians[edit]

I think what you misunderstand is that anarchism is not at all about chaos, but quite on the contrary, it is about spontaneous order. As I already said in the same text block, I would agree "elections" are fundamentally in conflict with the concept, since they reduce people's expressions to a vote (which can be easily controlled anyway) and result in a hierarchy of power. As for organizing though, you seem to be confusing anarchism with either one of its subsets, individualist anarchism, or with nihilism. In general though anarchists realize that only by organizing can you have any power, in the same way you won't see individual war or civil rights protestors walking about calling for change. As you can see, a number of groups work in this direction, and the only real complication I can see in relation to the tenets of anarchism is just the bureaucratic element, although I think when you don't have an internal hierarchy that is somewhat minimalized. I hope that sufficiently answers your question; if not feel free to message me back. Sarge Baldy June 28, 2005 03:28 (UTC)

Well, you shouldn't confuse it with anarcho-capitalism either, which is the more pronounced version of libertarianism. Anarchism isn't simply about eliminating the state, but also about reconstructing society in general so as to attain a more egalitarian power structure. This ideas range in extent from having a democratic self-managed society run by the working class, to one with no actual monetary economy or with no permanent settlements. So it's a fairly utopian movement, and generally hostile to capitalism. Sarge Baldy June 28, 2005 19:48 (UTC)

History of Greece[edit]

Why did you delete the lead section, here? --Dmcdevit 29 June 2005 04:27 (UTC)

Oh, no. COTW only chooses stubs. So when it was nominated, that lead was basically the only thing there (ie, the lead was the best thing about it). No hard feelings, but I think we'd all rather that you 'improve, not just delete without a replacement. --Dmcdevit 30 June 2005 20:34 (UTC)

Typical troll[edit]

Most of the bio, which was not written by me, is about the various martial arts I have encountered, never said I was a master of all of them. One paragraph at the top mentions three of my thirty books, I figure that's pretty humble, LOL Only two references to getting some publicity overseas, nothing here. But YOU read that as "boasting?" Take some reading comprehension courses. Obviously, you are a fool, LOL

Ashida Kim

Thanks[edit]

The mop is mine!

Thanks for voting in my RfA; I promise I'll wield my sacred mop with care. If you ever need me for anything, you know where to find me. Thanks again! -- Essjay · Talk 15:31, July 20, 2005 (UTC)

Barn[edit]

An Entire Barn!

Thanks for the barn! As for barnstars, here's the deal: They are all listed at Wikipedia:Barnstars on Wikipedia, which also has an explaination. The short story is this: any user can award one to any other user for anything. Typically, they have "criteria" for awarding them listed on the barnstar page, but there isn't a barnstar police. We typically don't award barnstars for everyday things, but feel free to create your own award (like the barn) to reward people for things that aren't barnstar-worthy. (I use Indulgences). If you have other questions, let me know! -- Essjay · Talk 22:26, July 24, 2005 (UTC)

I meant to include this in my above note: Thanks for your support with regard to Denelson83. As I said on the page and on his RfA, I don't have a problem with his disability, unless it interferes with his ability to be an administrator. He claims that his Aspergers is responsible for the actions that are being cited as reasons he shouldn't be an admin, and that suggests to me that his disability is interfering with his ability to be an admin. Anywho, I just wanted to say, thanks for backing me up; for that, you get a barn too! -- Essjay · Talk 22:33, July 24, 2005 (UTC)

IDRIVE[edit]

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You showed support for This week's Improvement Drive.
This week Lhasa was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help…

Thanks[edit]

Thank you for your vote of support on my recent RfA. I was quite surprised by the amount of support I received, and wish to extend my thanks to you for taking the time to support my nomination for adminship. -- Longhair | Talk 12:21, 1 August 2005 (UTC)

Comment removal[edit]

I took the liberty of removing our conversation on Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Stevertigo, since we figured out that it was a misunderstanding. I think it will be easier for people looking the page over not to be distracted by it, and I expect hardly anyone noticed the mistake, so I figure it's better this way. If you would rather have the conversation preserved, let me know. --Michael Snow 04:22, 7 August 2005 (UTC)

Barn[edit]

Thanks for building an entire barn for me! Now I have somewhere to place those barnstars... I'll do my best to live up to admin standards. Thanks once again! Flcelloguy | A note? | Desk 20:05, 7 August 2005 (UTC)

RfA[edit]

Thank you for supporting my RfA. I will do my best to serve the Wikipedia community as an administrator. Flcelloguy | A note? | Desk 20:34, 8 August 2005 (UTC)

Spirit of Grand Cru block[edit]

Hello Karmafist. I've blocked User:Spirit of Grand Cru indefinitely as a sockpuppet account as per your request. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Furthermore, you'll see I'm now proudly displaying my new barn for all to see on my user page. Thanks. It's just what I needed. -- Longhair | Talk 02:49, 11 August 2005 (UTC)

Some people don't take kindly to any communication, no matter how positive. I also tried smoothing things over earlier, see here for my edit. Thanks for that also. Good wiki-work ;) -- Longhair | Talk 02:56, 11 August 2005 (UTC)
I'm happy to just ignore him. The edits are worthwhile. Nobody has to speak here I guess, and the less they say, the less that can be held against them really. It's no crime to observe a right to silence I guess, if that's what they want. And politics eh? I get more than enough politics here ;) -- Longhair | Talk 03:05, 11 August 2005 (UTC)

Australia[edit]

No problem, you may find it easier to revert vandalism that manually chopping it out. All you need to do is go to page history, then select the version before the valdalism happened, open it by clicking on the date of the good revision, then hit edit. Save the page with a comment like reverting vandalism, easy!--nixie 03:27, 11 August 2005 (UTC)

Spatz's Comments[edit]

Hi Karmafist, thank you for your greeting an instruction! I will definitely use the resources provided to me. That's all I had to say! ;-) Nick 05:21, 11 August 2005 (UTC)

hehe, well, i'm a fast learner. and kind of an obsessed perfectionist. that site is cool! Spat 05:32, 11 August 2005 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for welcoming me, and giving me a link to solve that pesky timedate/username stamp. Until now I've been doing it manually! I've actually been a wikipedian for several months, and I think I've contributed to dozens of topics. Either way, your support is appreciated. - RPharazon 01:59, August 12, 2005 (UTC)

Peer review[edit]

I've fixed it. The easiest way to set one up is the add {{peer review}} to the talk page and click on the red link to set up the discussion page, then add it to the peer review page.--nixie 02:29, 12 August 2005 (UTC)

Hits of Sunshine[edit]

Why have you redirected Hits of sunshine to Sonic Youth? --Commander Keane 16:47, August 12, 2005 (UTC)

It's a song by Sonic Youth. Check this page for more info. Karmafist 16:53, 12 August 2005 (UTC)

Rollback[edit]

Glad to help. Drop by the talk page anytime and thanks much for the offer! Best, Lucky 6.9 21:24, 13 August 2005 (UTC)

Hey Bud, Can You Help?[edit]

Sure mate. Just allow me a brief moment to read over the history and I'll weigh in. -- Longhair | Talk 04:10, 14 August 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for welcome but why dont all pics work?[edit]

I have been using pics on page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comanesti

But not all appear - I cannot work out why! Jjpof 06:30, 14 August 2005 (UTC)

Thankyou for fixing things - I will sort out the copyright as I did take most of the pictures - thanks again!

If you see your creation below, it already works[edit]

All I added was {{User Ma EN}}. If that's not what you mean let me know and I'll try to help out further if I'm able. -- Longhair | Talk 00:05, 16 August 2005 (UTC) -- Longhair | Talk 00:05, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

Worked fine for me now as per my example edit in bold above. What the hell is pissah talk? ;) You can create your own personal sandbox at User:Karmafist/sandbox if you like. -- Longhair | Talk 00:10, 16 August 2005 (UTC)
Note to self, I Nowikied Longhair's addition since it was showing on the category. Karmafist 00:24, 16 August 2005 (UTC)
Oops! - I forgot about that happening. I think we need a new template. This user is forgetful at times :) Good work with resolving the mini-issue on the VfD debates. Your target was one inclusionist of many who is a reasonable editor otherwise. I try to keep well out of the school debate and judge each article on it's own merit. Things didn't get out of hand which is a good result. -- Longhair | Talk 00:29, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

Just a suggestion: instead of creating what is essentially a one-person template, which means that it will eventually be nominated for deletion at Templates for deletion, you should go ahead and substitute it onto your user page (add "subst:" in the template like this: {{subst:User Ma EN}} so it doesn't need the template. If you want to see examples of more Babble-style boxes added to a User page without creating a template, take a look at the code for my user page. BlankVerse 05:29, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

The Babel templates are for denoting language skills so they do not even separate out the mutually-intelligible dialects such as British English and American English. Also, since the Babel project is primarily about the written language, there is no reason at all for the "official" Babel project to create additional templates for the innumerable accents that can be found around the world.
As for categories, there are categories under category:Wikipedians for the various US states (see Category:Wikipedians in Massachusetts for example), but there is no need for one for the Boston accent. If you create such a category, I have no doubt that it will get eventually deleted through the Categories for deletion process.
For now, you will have to be satisfied with your one-person template, and don't be surprised if it is eventually nominated for deletion at Templates for deletion. BlankVerse 22:56, 16 August 2005 (UTC)
Just go ahead and put {{db|user test}} at the top of the template. {{db}} is the template for "delete because", and "user test" is one of the criteria for speedy deletion. BlankVerse 04:30, 18 August 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for your support[edit]

Hi, I just wanted to thank you for your support in my recent RfA. I am deeply humbled by the amount of support I recieved and will do my very best to help keep things here running smoothly. (P.S., I'm a guy but I appreciated your comments all the same ;) ) -Loren 00:32, 18 August 2005 (UTC)

thanks[edit]

Hi - Thanks for the rfa support. I was actually sort of looking forward to Boothy's vote (either way). Contrary to popular opinion he doesn't always vote against. He's voted for so infrequently that it might be possible to figure out what his criteria is. Perhaps 10,000 edits over a year and a half is his minimum standard? Anyway - thanks. -- Rick Block (talk) 02:13, August 18, 2005 (UTC)


WfD[edit]

Hi, would it be possible for you to move your vote count over to the talk page for that page. They've been keeping vote tallies over there so far to avoid clutter for the admins. Thanks.Gateman1997 03:47, 18 August 2005 (UTC)

  • Thanks. Also you might want to change Agriculture's vote to "delete" as he's taking issue with being put in the "keep" category. He changed his vote earlier.Gateman1997 03:50, 18 August 2005 (UTC)


Nashua[edit]

Greetings, fellow Nashua-area resident. (I live in Mont Vernon, and lived in a Merrimack condo for the first couple of years after moving up here in 1987.) As far as making Nashua a featured article, anything is possible - my guess would be that we would have to expand its history section; heft seems to impress the voters. - DavidWBrooks 11:14, 18 August 2005 (UTC)

Energy Policy Act questions[edit]

Hey there, I'm really sorry it's taken a bit to get back to you, other unpleasantries have distracted me from a few talk page issues. Anyway, to answer your question about Wikiquote, I haven't really dealt with it all that much myself. But in my limited experience, it really is what it seems -- a clearinghouse for quotes from certain people. For the most part, I think articles are created on people, and therein things they've said are deposited. But I've also seen pages of quotes from movies and television shows. Were I you, I would probably either create a page for the individual politicians whose quotes you want to include there, and put them there with an explanation of in what context the thing was said, OR, maybe create a page of quotes related to this bill. I'm not sure if there is any precedent there for doing such a thing, but like any wiki, you can start any article you like. Wicked. · Katefan0(scribble) 16:04, August 18, 2005 (UTC)

Cabinet?[edit]

You part-time for the Cabinet? I just moved into that building - the Telegraph's parent company bought the Cabinet in the spring. Say hello next time you're here. As for other local wikipedians, I don't know any; I started on wikipedia so long ago that I was the only acknowledged New Hampshire-ite. - DavidWBrooks 21:29, 18 August 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the Welcome[edit]

Thanks for welcoming me to Wikipedia. Still learning how things work around here, but it looks like a great project.

Hope I did this right :)

EDIT: Oops, deleted someone else's by mistake. Attempting to fix.

Mixx941 23:37, 18 August 2005 (UTC)


Creating a Radio Station[edit]

Ah, right...just like a forum. Replies on bottom. Don't know why I thought top.

Anyway, I've been doing internet radio personally since 1997. I started with a Live365 account, and that served me OK for a while. Then they started implementing bad policies like requiring listeners to register to listen, and making them watch VIDEO ads before the stream started. Not good stuff.

It's not that it's really "hard" to do, but it does take money. You need some kind of playlist automation machine to run the playlist for your station if it's going to be a 24/7 station. If it's going to be on the Internet, then you would need to get stream server hosting from somewhere (either SHOUTcast or Icecast most likely). That can go from $0.80 (32kbps) to $5.00 (192kbps) per listener slot in mp3 format depending on quality if you get it slot by slot from a company (such as Mediacast1). There are also other internet radio broadcast codecs such as Ogg Vorbis that allows for high quality sounding audio at lower bitrates, therefore saving you money. There's even some new codecs like aac+ that can deliver CD quality in 32kbps or something, but those are not free/open source and cost a minimum of $100 to get going.

Then there is a whole other aspect called licensing. Depending on where you live, you have to pay for the music you play. In the USA, you'd have to go through the various organizations such as ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and SoundExchange. There are some smaller companies that pay those agencies on your behalf, which tends to be cheaper. They take advantage of a "joint" or "blanket" license and you pay them accordingly. Services like this are SWCast or LoudCity. I'd go for LoudCity if you are a new broadcaster, SWCast has let me down in the past.

As for FM or LPFM, if you are in the US it will be a lot harder to legally do that than an internet broadcast. You have to get a license from the FCC to do that, and I am still looking in to all that myself, although I do have a small FM transmitter here (just a couple of Ramsey kits).

I've probably left a few things out since I was just told to shorten one of my first Wikipedia posts when I included all the complete info, so if you have any more questions about this, feel free to ask or email me :)

Mixx941 00:02, 19 August 2005 (UTC)

Ta for the welcome.[edit]

I've actually been here for a little while (having come over from everything2.com about a year ago) but I'm afraid my days of writing articles are largely over - my edits have mostly been confined to random cleanups (spelling, grammar etc). Thanks for the tip about signing, though - as the person commented above, I've been doing it manually for ages... :) Cammy 12:45, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

Adminship[edit]

Thank you for your adminship offer. I do a lot of maintenance edits so it would be useful for me to become an admin. NSR (talk) 16:59, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

Bad link[edit]

The link The Left Bank of the Merrimack on your User page doesn't work because it has one too many https in it. I'd fix it but I don't like to mess with User pages unless it's to rvv. Regards, hydnjo talk 18:26, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

Oh. and we live in Derry which is why I was pokin' around. ;-) hydnjo talk 18:41, 20 August 2005 (UTC)


New Guy[edit]

Sory but I don't understand rosian --Jovanvb 21:38, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

It wasn't russian this is serbian wikipedia :> --Jovanvb 22:20, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

Re: Good Job on the Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/WikiProject Wikipedians for Decency Vote Bar[edit]

Thanks for the thumbs-up on that graphical vote count bar. I felt it necessary to add it when the VfD had a very high "turnout" in it. BTW, since it's been so well-received, I have now made it into a template for wider use.  Denelson83  00:25, 21 August 2005 (UTC)

Category:Wikipedians in New Hampshire[edit]

Oops, I did it again. Seem that I've overlooked Wikipedia:Wikipedians/New Hampshire which is another place besides Category which as you can see is pretty sparse (I didn't even see you there before today). I'll have to add us, thanks for the tip. hydnjo talk 01:51, 21 August 2005 (UTC)

Cindy Sheehan[edit]

Thanks for the heads-up. No problem at all. Right back at you.

Eleemosynary

money[edit]

where does the DFA get its money from?