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Go for it. You realise that this IP is used by about 13,000 people, right? 00:06, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

What ip? Be specific please, yes thanks. KOS | talk 00:12, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

What's really interesting is this IP,, was blocked and it doesn't even have a talk page, so you can't tell why it was blocked. I do know it is part of the VCU residential network, so who knows how many people can use it. -Eaglescout1984 00:31, 8 October 2007 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Eaglescout1984 (talkcontribs)

Uhhh, [1], that looks like a talk page to me.... KOS | talk 05:13, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
HaHaHa! DUH! Forgot to hit the discussion tab. That would've helped. -Eaglescout1984 17:33, 8 October2007 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)[edit]

The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar

Barnstar of Reversion2.png The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For beating me many times Tiptoety 00:19, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

Thank you very much, I appreciate it! KOS | talk 00:34, 27 September 2007 (UTC)


Hey, KOS, thank you for the note! Yes, I've been absent a bit too; had some pretty dramatically difficult "real life" events to tend to in the past couple months, so I haven't done much writing. The last couple days I've been RC-patrolling again on my free time--vandal- and troll-whacking can be surprisingly satisfying. (Hope that doesn't say anything bad about us!) Good to see you around as well! Very best wishes, Antandrus (talk) 01:59, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

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Heh. I was just looking around the UAA guidelines to figure out if that username actually violated policy or not. I've never been involved in a UAA before, so I was reading links from the UAA page that seemed relevant. I actually couldn't find anything that pointed out that the username was a blatant policy violation...So I was about to {{subst:uw-username}} on his talk page when I saw that you'd already blocked him. Thanks for being on top of that; I was getting tired of reverting his edits to Stonewall Jackson. Smile.svg --MikeVitale 18:28, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Yes well, the way I read the name was as a play on the phrase "Your mom". Ur=Your, ma=mom, and bitch well that needs no explanation. Happy editing, and thanks for the message. :) KOS | talk 18:33, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

AIV typo[edit]

sorry for my AIV typo just now - I was in a hurry! Thanks Tvoz |talk 19:11, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Hey, not really sure why you are apologizing to me, unless I just blocked a vandal you reported. Odds are I blocked him as you were listing him. But don't worry about mistakes, they happen. Happy editing. KOS | talk 19:21, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Block of Kaoruchan[edit]

Thank you for blocking Kaoruchan. He was a nuisance. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kyprioth657 (talkcontribs)

No problem, happy editing. KOS | talk 05:08, 29 September 2007 (UTC)


are you a bot? ...or just a nerd? :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

I dunno what do you think? KOS | talk 20:12, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
Why not both? Though personally I'd rather be a Ninja pirate zombie robot, hehe. (this random nonsense brought to you by:) 21:26, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
Harty har har. KOS | talk 21:36, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Re: Just like the old days[edit]

Yes, sometimes the simple stuff is still the most fun... ;) Owen× 20:09, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Barry Bonds Article[edit]

Although editor BoyJack made racist remarks in his edit summary, he actually changed negro back to left fielder. When you performed a revert you (most likely as an accident) changed it back to negro. [2] Just be a little bit more careful. Thanks so much! Icestorm815 02:47, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Too right you are, though negro was added 4 or 5 edits before my revert which caused me to miss it, I don't normally compare diffs that far back unless I have reason to. Happy editing. KOS | talk 02:50, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
Hey thanks for that tid bit of info. I didn't know that. Don't worry about missing the negro comment. We all make mistakes. (Just like me!) Icestorm815 03:02, 30 September 2007 (UTC)


I wasn't damaging work, I was improving it by adding fact. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

I don't think so, this edit was very inappropriate, please don't do it again. KOS | talk 07:06, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, that's fact. But the "lol" might be considered a little biased, though. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:08, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks so much[edit]

Thanks for reverting the vandalism on the Ernest Emerson page! I've never seen anything like the vandalism I've seen today! This will be the last time I write a featured article on here!--Mike Searson 21:01, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Hey, no problem, but don't let the vandals get you down. It just shows how immature they are when they deface the hard work of others. Keep up the good work, and happy editing. KOS | talk 21:05, 30 September 2007 (UTC)


why did you delete my edit? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nik.jd.aitken (talkcontribs) 01:21, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Thank you...[edit]

...for your advise. I realize that I was letting the frustration get to my head, and your advise brought me back to reality. I too was surprised at my behaviour. PS: Still waiting on that joke :-). Orane (talk) 04:10, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

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Caffeine award[edit]

Slakr's Caffeine Award

For helping out during a time when everyone else seemed asleep, I award you some caffeine for your exceptional effort. I probably would have considered giving you crack, but then you might have start reverting contribs by random people, which probably would have been a bad thing. :P

Keep up the great work, and cheers =) --slakrtalk / 04:15, 3 October 2007 (UTC)


Took me a sec to get it— my mind is slow these days— but once I did, I couldn't stop laughing. As a thank you, I give you a youtube video of Family Guy. And while I in no way condone violence against animals, I couldn't stop laughing at this. Thanks for the barnstar et al. Orane (talk) 19:37, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Joke page[edit]

Haha! Cheers for pointing that out. Wikipedia vandalism and errors are funny in so many ways :-D - For the time being my little page doesn't compare to yours ;-) But I shall hunt down more funny Wikipedia things! Take care, friend. ScarianTalk 22:36, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Ho, ho, (I'm not calling you one I promise!), I've added my favorite funniness to my funny page now, it turns out I've beaten the Anti-Vandal-Bot on IRC, quite a few times. Really made my day when I found out! :P Happy editing. KOS | talk 04:03, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Having some trouble, are we?[edit]

lol KOS [3]. You need new glasses, mate. OI OI OI --Ali K 15:20, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Ah glad you had a laugh! While you were laughing, I was wishing I had hair to pull out. But it was all worth it in the end, once I fixed my sloppy ref conversions. ta da KOS | talk 16:19, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
Yay, and watch it, or I will shoot you :P --Ali K 01:44, 6 October 2007 (UTC)
  • shoots you because you touched it after you said you wouldn't... only kidding, they'd probably need you anyway;)* ~user:orngjce223 how am I typing? 23:28, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
Ha, although I didn't touch it again that day. "16:16, October 5, 2007 KnowledgeOfSelf (Talk | contribs | block) (22,418 bytes) (tweaking sent. if i touch this article again today shoot me :P) " - "05:00, October 7, 2007 KnowledgeOfSelf (Talk | contribs | block) (22,698 bytes) (minor re-write add more info and ref)" :D KOS | talk 00:23, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

Pokedex revert[edit]

I didn't make those edits to that you reverted, just FYI. Gargomon251 15:49, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

I'm well aware of that, I don't quite know why you are telling me. I reverted the edits made by an anon user, back to your revision. KOS | talk 18:22, 6 October 2007 (UTC)
My mistake, I thought it said you reverted MY changes....Gargomon251 10:21, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Warning templates[edit]

Hey David, are you also going to revert the other templates that were redirected without consensus? Also, if there is an ongoing discussion concerning this, could you point me in the right direction to it, because I've been unable to find anything current of that nature. KOS | talk 19:29, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Which other templates were redirected without consensus?
I'm unaware of any ongoing discussion of this nature. It appears that AFUSCO‎ simply came across Wikipedia:WikiProject user warnings/Overview and mistakenly believed that the proposed setup outlined there had been formally ratified. —David Levy 19:41, 6 October 2007 (UTC)


I've reversed the redirects, and also the unprotections of the templates I unprotected. Evidently this was a large error on my behalf, and I am deeply sorry for the trouble I have now caused. I hope the monobook problems are fixed now. Acalamari 20:33, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

All is well, no need to beat yourself up over it! KOS | talk 20:53, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for revert[edit]

Thanks for the revert on my user talk pages, much appreciated! Lloydpick 08:19, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

My recent RfA[edit]

I am sorry that you felt it necessary not to support my RfA at this time. As you probably know, my RfA did not succeed. I will attempt to get some more experience in the main namespace and the Wikipedia namespace before applying again in two month's time. I hope I will have allayed your concerns by then, but if not, feel free to comment the way you feel you should. Thank you for participating in my RfA. -- Cobi(t|c|b|cn) 18:28, 11 October 2007 (UTC)


[4] - Thanks :-D Have a nice day! ScarianTalk 12:24, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

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Recent ip vandal...[edit]

Seeing as a range block looks unfeasible, It may be a good idea to semi-protect the pages he's vandalizing, for say, an hour or two, so that he gets bored of being unable to vandalize anything and goes away. What do you think? Gscshoyru 20:16, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

The user appears to have stopped, so for now I don't think a range block should be put into effect. I'm signing off for the moment if he starts up again be sure to ask me or an other admin again. slakr sent an abuse report to the user's IP provider, hopefully they will do something to help. Thanks for the suggestion, happy editing. KnowledgeOfSelf | talk 20:33, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Personal attack[edit]

Thanks for your help. Could've reverted, but I just wanted you to see easily without having to dig. I report a lot of vandals, and revert A LOT of vandalism and guess don't make too many friends. Anyways, thanks for helping me out. You have been following right behind me for the last hour or so with requests I've made. I appreciate it. Carter | Talk to me 10:08, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Heh, I haven't been following you around, AIAV is on my watchlist, I'm just blocking the vandals listed is all. Happy editing. KnowledgeOfSelf | talk 10:11, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
Of course not following me around, but I just happen to be the one reporting most at this time of night I suppose. It's my work-shift. Anyways, good job. Carter | Talk to me 10:17, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
WOW, first my talk page, now my user page just got blanked. Anyways, you already blocked that user for different reasons, so thank you. Keep up the good work. Carter | Talk to me 10:52, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
I saw the vandalism to your user page just wasn't fast enough to revert. Thanks I appreciate your appreciation! :P KnowledgeOfSelf | talk 10:56, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Uw-delete1 template[edit]

Have you seen that this template has changed, but not according to the wp: article Template:Uw-delete1. I am using twinkle, does it have another source for Uw-delete1 ? See User talk: for example. (you can answer here). Triwbe 11:11, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

I honestly do not know, I don't use Twinkle, however, there was an instance a while back where templates were being redirected without consensus but that was fixed. High use templates are protected against editing, so I'm a little baffled as you said, the template's history does not show changes. On the other hand, I think you may be mistaken based on the example you've provided, I don't use the {{uw-delete}} series I prefer {{blanking}}. KnowledgeOfSelf | talk 11:20, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
I thought I saw onne of my Uw-delete1 edits looking like blanking. I made some tests and it all looked fine. I guess I got 'confused' :-) Thanks anyhow. Triwbe 11:25, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
No problem, keep up the good work fighting the vandals, btw I've added you to the CVU's whitelist on IRC, happy editing. KnowledgeOfSelf | talk 11:32, 18 October 2007 (UTC)


Hi there, I think you should know that this article which you deleted on copy-vio grounds has been recreated by the same editor with the same information. Green Giant 15:12, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Thank you, I've deleted the article and left a message at the editor's talk page. KnowledgeOfSelf | talk 15:21, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the prompt response. :) Green Giant 16:48, 18 October 2007 (UTC)


Hi, could you block Special:Contributions/ which is the same user that you just blocked [here. Thanks Gustav von Humpelschmumpel 16:44, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Hello, the editor is not currently active so a block isn't feasible. However, please report vandals at WP:AIAV as it is more likely to be taken care of. I'm not always on-line! :) KnowledgeOfSelf | talk 17:27, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
But I believe this ip has only ever made vandal edits- isn't it sensible to block in this case? Gustav von Humpelschmumpel 18:00, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
User started vandalizing again and was blocked. KnowledgeOfSelf | talk 18:26, 18 October 2007 (UTC)