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A request: Please do not delete or remove material from this page, unless it is vandalism (in which case please leve me a note informing me you have done so). --L33tminion | (talk) 06:36, Feb 20, 2005 (UTC)



Bay Valley Foods[edit]

Can you please help me save my Bay Valley Foods article? The deletionists are after me.

Thank you

BmikeSci 00:08, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

TS and painkillers[edit]

On a "related" note, during a lethal injection procedure the condemned's arm is swabbed with antiseptic prior to insertion of the needle. So much for rational. Although, I suppose, there's an outside chance that clemency will be granted in between the time of the insertion of the needle and the time of administration of the drugs... but that's a bit of a reach, IMO. --Dante Alighieri | Talk 01:04, Apr 4, 2005 (UTC)

Terri Schiavo's pain[edit]

For most of 15 years Terri Schiavo had a standing order for analgesics to relieve menstrual pain. There's no way that her caregivers believed that she did not experience pain. She behaved as if she experienced pain, which is all, existentially speaking, we know for certain about anyone else's experience of pain. When someone behaves as if they are experiencing pain, the only rational conclusion is that they are experiencing pain, even though you can't prove it in an absolute sense.

Take at look at the [ Exit Protocol] that her hospice doctor wrote for her death in 2001. Take note of the instructions to use analgesics for symptoms of pain and discomfort: "Monitor symptoms of pain/discomfort. If noted, medicate with Naproxen rectal suppository 375 mg. Q8 prn." If you tell me that you don't think that means that he thought Terri could experience pain, I'm sorry, but I won't believe you. NCdave 04:37, 10 Apr 2005 (UTC) (talk)

A patient who is unconscious does not react to pain stimulus, and so there are no "symptoms of pain/discomfort," and therefore no analgesics can be given in response to such symptoms. Nor are analgesics customarily given to comatose patients, simply because they cannot feel pain or react to pain. For example, see [1] which is a reference to a study of the use of analgesics and sedatives in terminal patients from whom life support has been withdrawn. The abstract notes that, "Patients who did not receive medication were comatose and considered incapable of benefiting from sedation and analgesia." In fact, sedation to unconsciousness is commonly used instead of analgesics, to give peace to patients who cannot be made comfortable with analgesics.

Also, the testimony from George Felos's handpicked neurologists is highly suspect, because they contradicted each other. One said that most of Terri's brain had been replaced by "spinal fluid." The other said that most of her brain was "scar tissue." Obviously, at least one of them was talking nonsense: scar tissue and spinal fluid do not look remotely similar on a CT scan.[2]

In fact, neurologists aren't qualified to interpret CT scans, anyhow. That's a job for radiologists. The two radiologists that I know of who looked at Terri's CT scans both concluded that her brain was significantly atrophied, but not nearly as bad as the Felos-selected neurologists claimed, and both doubted that she was in a PVS. Radiologist Thomas Boyle, M.D. (host of the award-winning CodeBlueBlog web site), who has interpreted over 10,000 brain CT scans, wrote, "I have seen many walking, talking, fairly coherent people with worse cerebral/cortical atrophy. Therefore, this is in no way prima facie evidence that Terri Schiavo's mental abilities or/or capabilities are completely eradicated. I cannot believe such testimony has been given on the basis of this scan." NCdave 21:47, 10 Apr 2005 (UTC) (talk)

issues about school articles[edit]

In November 2003, there was a VfD debate over Sunset High School (Portland). The debate was archived under Talk:Sunset High School (Portland). What to do with the article is still being contested and has been recently re-nominated for VfD at Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Sunset High School (Portland).

I am writing to you because you have participated in such debates before. There still does not exist a wikipedia policy (as far as i can tell) over what to do in regards to articles about specific U.S. public school. My hope is that a real consensus can come out of the debate, and a real policy can take shape. Take part if you are so willing. Kingturtle 02:25, 12 Apr 2005 (UTC)


It has no proper name. "earthquake" should remain lower case as per the style guidelines. Please, before moving such an important and high-traffic article as this, consult the talk page first. --Golbez 07:07, Apr 24, 2005 (UTC)

"2004 Indian Ocean earthquake" is more a description than a name. A hurricane has a name; i.e. Hurricane Andrew. Otherwise, it's 1970 Bhola cyclone, note the lower case. Bhola isn't the name, it's the location. As for the style guide, here: Wikipedia:Naming conventions. Specifically, Wikipedia:Naming conventions (capitalization). --Golbez 02:05, Apr 25, 2005 (UTC)
No problem, and thanks for responding. Sorry if I came off gruff in my first comment, it had been a long day. --Golbez 13:50, Apr 25, 2005 (UTC)

Gender pronouns[edit]

This is rather pedantic of me, of remember that "they" is very difficult to manage right, and that classical English usage allows "he" to stand in for "he and she"...--VKokielov 07:42, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

To your user-page comment. :) --VKokielov 19:56, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

Well, if you can manage "they", go forth! I think that a little conservatism in language doesn't hurt (since the blood runs in the veins, not on the skin, so to say), but c'est moi. --VKokielov 23:59, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Bro[edit]

I thought you might be able to help out a fellow inclusionist on the VFD for bro. It needs cleanup but some people are trying to redirect it to brother. Check out my vote comment. Thanks —TeknicTalk/Mail 03:29, 9 May 2005 (UTC)

Combine the Existence of God Articles[edit]

I'm proposing combining the Arguments for the existence of God and the Arguments against the existence of God articles. Bryan also supports this, Mel opposes. Since you have supported a similar idea in the past, I was hoping you might want to give your two cents on the matter. Here is the discussion: Talk:Arguments for the existence of God#Combine the articles. Thanks! crazyeddie 17:47, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Mind Benders[edit]

Hello! I've noticed your past interest in Wikipedia:Mind Benders and wanted to share the following announcement with you! I've taken over the responsibilities of Mind Benders, and the page will now be regularly updated. Right now, the pre-round is open (it's more of a creative artistic competition), and round one will open soon (the questions are done, we just need to wait for the pre-round to begin/finish)! So why not check it out? I'll keep you updated! Thanks, Flcelloguy | A note? | Desk 01:39, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

P.S. Feel free to pass this news on to other Wikipedians.

Existence of God merger[edit]

I'm attempting to develop a consensus in favor of merging the Arguments against the existence of God and the Arguments for the existence of God articles. A beta version of the resulting article is available at Existence of God. To date, there seems to be consensus in favor of this merger on the "for" talk page, I'm now trying to get a consensus together on the "against" talk page. Please visit Talk:Arguments against the existence of God to weigh in. I'm copy-and-pasting this message to everybody who has contributed to that talk page. crazyeddie 05:46, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Extreme category inclusion?[edit]

How would you feel about supporting the inclusion of a category that means well, and has a pretty specific purpose? Category:Major cities in North Dakota is under attack for initially being really bad. I improved it a lot, and now it's coming under attack for being arbitrary.

I personally feel that an article, or a category, about North Dakota, made by North Dakotans, and maintained by them, shouldn't be forced to defend itself from people who don't have the slightest clue what they are talking about. What do you think? --Alexwcovington (talk) 08:08, 10 July 2005 (UTC)

Thanks, I appreciate it! --Alexwcovington (talk) 03:55, 13 July 2005 (UTC)

RFC on SlimVirgin[edit]

I have filed a request for comment on SlimVirgin. You can visit the page by going here. FuelWagon 22:28, 14 July 2005 (UTC)

The Micronation article[edit]

Since you defended George Cruickshank during my arbitration against him last year, I would like to bring to your attention his recent alledged actions. There is strong evidence that the account User:Centauri is a sockpuppet of his. See this page for more evidence.

Recently, User:Centauri has been rather vigilant about linking to Empire of Atlantium from the micronation article: [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

This, despite the fact that he is the only user who wants this particular content in the Micronation article: [12] [13] [14] [15]

I am requesting that you look at this article and make up your own mind how to handle this content dispute (the fact that Wik may be back just fuels flames to the fire). Samboy 04:05, 15 July 2005 (UTC)

Yes, I would appreciate it if you looked at the matter too.
This is text that I am trying to include:
A "summit of micronations" hosted as part of the exhibition was attended by representatives of Sealand, Elgaland-Vargaland, New Utopia, Atlantium, Frestonia and Fusa, and will feature in a 5-part BBC television documentary about micronations produced by Danny Wallace and scheduled to screen in the United Kingdom commencing in July 2005. The exhibition is also being reprised at the Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York City from 24 June - 29 July 2005.
The section in bold (which has this reference to suppoort it) is what Samboy is creating a song-and-dance about, going so far as provoke an edit war on the subject with an editor who I and many others are reasonably certain is a sockpuppet of Gzornenplatz, who has of course been forbidden to edit anything, by Jimbo.
It should be pointed out that the paragraph directly above, causes Samboy no issues at all:
In August 2003 a summit of micronations took place in Helsinki at Finlandia Hall, the site of the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE). The summit was attended by delegations of the Principality of Sealand, the Kingdoms of Elgaland & Vargaland, NSK-State in Time, Ladonia, Transnational Republic, the State of Sabotage and by scholars from various academic institutions.
Both paragraphs describe events that are of international significance as far as micronations go, and I think it's important to list the participants. The fact that Samboy is so cut up over one of them, while completely ignoring the other one, shows that his judgement on the issue is severely impaired, being affected by personal disagreements he has had with other editors in the past.
I'd also ask you to compare the edit history of myself and Samboy on this article. It shows that Samboy has not added a single word to the article, while I have contributed a significant amount of work to improving both the article's written content and formatting. This shows that Samboy's claims about "advertising" by me are rubbish. --Centauri 05:08, 15 July 2005 (UTC)
Well, me and Centauri are on good terms again, thanks in part to Keith Tyler, who fully supported Centauri, and was nice enough to talk with me on the phone about the issue. That said, I really appreciate you coming back to me; I asked for your help because you did support him (or maybe his assosciate) before. Samboy 00:45, 19 July 2005 (UTC)
Good to hear, and sorry I wasn't able to respond earlier. I hope you don't mind if I add my two cents.
It does seem that Centauri has been a bit less than perfectly civil about this, but I think his support of that content is legitimate. After all, consensus seems to favor including the story about that summit, so I don't see why it would be unreasonable to list the micronations attending it. (And the link he cited should definitely be included.)
I commend your work at removing irrelevant or completely non-notable material from the the micronation article. However, I do wish that there was a little more discussion on the talk page for that article this sort of problem. There seems to have been some complaining about the topic, but there is still room for constructive discussion and consensus-building there. --L33tminion (talk) 01:14, July 19, 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for your response. Feel free to place a vote on the micronation talk page if so inclined. --Centauri 10:35, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

List of warez groups on VfD[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/List of warez groups for an ongoing discussion regarding the potential deletion of the List of warez groups article. —RaD Man (talk) 00:47, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

Esperanza made less bureaucratic[edit]

Hello again, I have (unilatterly) taken away the 'assembly' idea, as per my reasons at that edit summary and per Wikipedia talk:Esperanza/Charter. I have left the admin general, as some leadership is good. Now, all you have to do is be a member to establish consensus, the whole assembly idea is gone. Also, I have added an advisory committee, of four members, with limited power besides watching over the admin general and making sure he doesn't do anything stupid. Please look at the ammended charter, and I would love a comment. Redwolf24 (talk) 00:21, 21 September 2005 (UTC)

The last time I'm spamming you all with Esperanza stuff[edit]

Hello L33tminion. As you may or may not know, there have been some troubles with Esperanza. So now, as a last ditch to save the community, please vote at Wikipedia:Esperanza/Reform on all neccisary polls. P.S. I'm very sorry for spamming you all with these messages, and this will be the last time. I recommend putting ESP on your watchlist. Cheers and please look at that, let's stop the civil war then. Redwolf24 (talk) 02:48, 22 September 2005 (UTC)

Please vote on list of lists, a featured list candidate[edit]

Please vote at Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of lists of mathematical topics. Michael Hardy 20:56, 13 October 2005 (UTC)


I appreciate your work, but please do not put "(see archived story)" in italics. There's no need to use italics except for emphasis. Ral315 (talk) 01:26, 2 November 2005 (UTC)

You bring up a good point. I'll discuss it with other reporters. We really need to have our own Manual of Style for these types of things. Ral315 (talk) 18:53, 2 November 2005 (UTC)

Esperanza elections[edit]

Hi L33tminion: This is a quick note just to let you know that there's an election under way at Esperanza. If you'd like to become a candidate for Administrator General or the Advisory Council, just add your name here by 15 December 2005. Voting begins at 12:00UTC on 16 December.

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REDVERS 19:54, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

News from Esperanza[edit]

Hello, fellow Esperanzians! This is just a friendly reminder that elections for Administrator General and two advisory council positions have just begun. Voting will last until Friday, December 30, so make sure you exercise your right to vote! Also, I'm pleased to announce the creation of the Esperanza mailing list. I urge all members to join; see Wikipedia:Esperanza/Contact for more information. All you need to do is email me and I will activate your account. This will be a great way to relax, stay in touch, and hear important announcements. Thanks! Flcelloguy (A note?)

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An Esperanzial note[edit]

As I remember, the last spam that was handed out was on the 20th of December last year, so I think it's time for another update. First and foremost, the new Advisory Council and Administrator General have been elected. They consist of myself as Admin General and FireFox, Titoxd, Flcelloguy and Karmafist as the Advisory Council. We as a group met formally for the first time on the 31st of Decembe. The minutes of this meeting can be found at WP:ESP/ACM. The next one is planned for tonight (Sunday 29 January) at 20:30 UTC and the agenda can be found at WP:ESP/ACM2.

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Another Esperanzial note...[edit]

Hi again Esperanzians! Well, since our last frolic in the realms of news, the Advisory Council has met twice more (see WP:ESP/ACM2 and WP:ESP/ACM3). As a result, the charter has been ammended twice (see here for details) and all of the shortcuts have been standardised (see the summary for more details). Also of note is the Valentines ball that will take place in the Esperanza IRC channel on the 14th of February (tomorrow). It will start at 6pm UTC and go on until everyone's had enough! I hope to see you all there! Also, the spamlist has been dissolved - all Esperanzians will now recieve this update "newsletter".

The other major notice I need to tell you about is the upcoming Esperanza Advisory Council Elections. These will take place from 12:00 UTC on February 20th to 11:59 UTC on February 27th. The official handing-over will take place the following day. Candidates are able to volunteer any time before the 20th, so long as they are already listed on the members list. Anyone currently listed on the memberlist can vote. In a change since last time, if you have already been a member of the leadership, you may run again. Due to the neutrality precident, I will not vote for anyone.

Yours, as ever, Esperanzially,
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Article listed for deletion[edit]


I noticed that you're an extreme article inclusionist, so I was wondering if you would be able to do me a huge favor and possibly place a vote here. I've been working on the article for months, and now they want to delete it. If you could, I would be greatly in your debt.

Best wishes,

Primetime 09:46, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

  • Thanks! If you ever need a favor, let me know! Sincerely, Primetime 18:51, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Esperanza Newsletter, Issue #1[edit]

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Celestianpower, JoanneB, Titoxd, KnowledgeOfSelf and FireFox 17:47, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Esperanza Newsletter, Issue #2[edit]

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Celestianpower, JoanneB, Titoxd, KnowledgeOfSelf and FireFox 19:53, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Old Skool Esperanzial note[edit]

Since this isn't the result of an AC meeting, I have decided to go Old Skool. This note is to remind you that the elections are taking place now and will end at 23:50 UTC on 2006-04-29. Please vote here. Thanks. --Celestianpower háblame 20:42, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Esperanza Newsletter, Issue #3[edit]

The Administrator Coaching program is a program aimed at preparing Wikipedians for Adminship or helping them understand the intricacies of Wikipedia better. Recently, changes have been made to the requirements of coachees. Please review them before requesting this service.
This would be something like the Welcoming Committee, but for people who have figured out the basics of editing articles; they're not newcomers any more, but they might want some help in learning new roles. Some might like suggestions about how to learn vandal patrol, or mentoring on taking an article to featured status, or guidance with a proposal they plan to make at the Village Pump, for example. In this way, Esperanza would help keep hope alive for Wikipedia because we would always be grooming the next generation of admins.
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  5. Admin Coaching reform is agreed upon.
Celestianpower, JoanneB, Titoxd, Pschemp and Freakofnurture
20:29, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

A short Esperanzial update[edit]

As you may have gathered, discussions have been raging for about a week on the Esperanza talk page as to the future direction of Esperanza. Some of these are still ongoing and warrant more input (such as the idea to scrap the members list altogether). However, some decisions have been made and the charter has hence been amended. See what happened. Basically, the whole leadership has had a reshuffle, so please review the new, improved charter.

As a result, we are electing 4 people this month. They will replace JoanneB and Pschemp and form a new tranche A, serving until December. Elections will begin on 2006-07-02 and last until 2006-07-09. If you wish to run for a Council position, add your name to the list before 2006-07-02. For more details, see Wikipedia:Esperanza/June 2006 elections.

Thanks and kind, Esperanzial regards, —Celestianpower háblame 16:00, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Proposal on Notability[edit]

Because you're a member of the Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians, I'm notifying you that the inclusionist proposa Wikipedia:Non-notabilityl is in progress to define the role of notability in articles. Please help us make this successful! Also note the proposal Wikipedia:Importance is a deletionist proposla that seeks to officially introduce notabiltiy for the first time. Make sure this is defeated! --Ephilei 22:56, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Atheism![edit]

I am pleased to announce the creation of the first ever atheist wikiproject. The project is still in its infancy, and will need some love before it begins to take shape. Please help in any way you can. Thanks! Hezzy 03:49, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

August Esperanza Newsletter[edit]

Program Feature: To-Do List
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What's New?
In order to help proposed programs become specific enough to make into full-fledged programs, the In development section of the proposals page has been created. Proposals that are promising, but need to be organized in more detail are listed here. Please take a look at what is there, and help the proposals turn into programs.
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  2. The In development section of the proposals page has been created.
  3. Proposals page: Some proposals have been moved to the aforementioned "In development" section, some have been left as a proposal, and others have been archived. For those proposals that were a good idea but didn't necessarily constitute a program, General Esperanzial Actions has been created.
  4. Two small pieces of charter reform will be decided on in a straw poll at Wikipedia talk:Esperanza/Governance. One involves filling the position of any councillors who may leave, the other involves reforming the charter.
  5. Until cooperation with the Kindness Campaign is better defined, it remains as a proposed program.
  6. There is a page for discussing the front page redesign.
Natalya, Banes, Celestianpower, EWS23, FireFox, Freakofnurture, and Titoxd
05:03, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
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You probably know about this, but since you're the nominator, I'll point it out: Wikipedia:Reward_board#Money, specifically the Megatokyo one. Assuming it passes FAC, of course. --PresN 19:25, 16 August 2006 (UTC)


"I made some edits, and I think the current version is clear, non-confusing, and not misleading. Note that the transliterations of the Japanese spellings of names are in Japanese order, while the other instances of those names are in standard English order. Also note the footnote after Erika's name. Finally, someone should add the Japanese spelling of Miho's name to the article (if it is known). --L33tminion (talk) 07:03, 18 August 2006 (UTC)"

And then someone reads the (original English-language) comic and finds the opposite naming order. UH-OH!

Do you see the problem with the proposal? WhisperToMe 13:36, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

September Esperanza Newsletter[edit]

Program Feature: Barnstar Brigade
Here in Wikipedia there are hundreds of wikipedians whose work and efforts go unappreciated. One occasionally comes across editors who have thousands of good edits, but because they may not get around as much as others, their contributions and hard work often go unnoticed. As Esperanzians we can help to make people feel appreciated, be it by some kind words or the awarding of a Barnstar. This is where the Barnstar Brigade comes in. The object of this program is to seek out the people which deserve a Barnstar, and help them feel appreciated. With your help, we can recognize more dedicated editors!
What's New?
September elections are upon us! Anyone wishing to be a part of the Advisory Council may list themselves as a candidate from 18 September until 24 September, with the voting taking place from 25 September to 30 September. Those who wish to help with the election staff should also list themselves!
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The Esperanza front page has been redesigned! Many thanks to all who worked hard on it.
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  1. The proposals page has been updated, with some proposals being archived.
  2. Since the program in development Appretiaion week is getting lots of good ideas, it now has its own subpage.
  3. The September 2006 Council elections will open for nominations on 18 September 2006. The voting will run from 25 September 2006 until 30 September 2006. If you wish to be a candidate or a member of the elections staff, please list yourself!
  4. The new Esperanza front page design has but put up - many thanks to all who worked on it!
  5. TangoTango has written a script for a bot that will list new members of Esperanza, which will help those who welcome new Esperanzains greatly!
Natalya, Banes, Celestianpower, EWS23, FireFox, Freakofnurture, and Titoxd
04:04, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
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November Esperanza Newsletter[edit]

Program Feature: Admin Coaching (needs coaches!)
Admin Coaching needs coaches!!! If you are an administrator, or even a generally experienced user, do consider signing up to be a coach.

Admin Coaching, now being coordinated by HighwayCello, is a program for people who want help learning some of the more subtle aspects of Wikipedia policy and culture. People are matched with experienced users who are willing to offer coaching. The program is designed for people who have figured out the basics of editing articles; they're not newcomers any more, but they might want some help in learning new roles. In this way, Esperanza would help keep hope alive for Wikipedia because we would always be grooming the next generation of admins.

What's New?
The Tutorial Drive is a new Esperanza program! In an effort to make complicated processes on Wikipedia easier for everyone, Esperanza working to create and compile a list of tutorials about processes here on Wikipedia. Consider writing one!
A discussion on how Esperanza relates to the encyclopedia has been started; please add your thoughts.
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  • The list of proposed programs has been updated, with some proposals being archived.
  • There is now a new program: the Tutorial Drive! Consider writing a tutorial on something you are good at doing on Wikipedia.
  • The suggestion of adding a cohesive look to all the Esperanza pages is being considered; join the discussion if you are interested!
  • In order to make a useful interlanguage welcome template, those involved in translation projects will be asked what English Wikipedia policies are most important and confusing to editors coming from other language Wikipedias.
  • A discussion of Esperanza's role in Wikipedia is being held, with all thoughts of all Esperanzians wanted!
  • Shreshth91 informed everyone that he will be leaving the Esperanza council as life is rather busy; his spot will be filled by the runner up from the last election, HighwayCello.
Natalya, Banes, Celestianpower, EWS23, FireFox, The Halo, Shreshth91 and HighwayCello
20:33, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
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Mathematics CotW[edit]

Hey 1337, I am writing you to let you know that the Mathematics Collaboration of the week(soon to "of the month") is getting an overhaul of sorts and I would encourage you to participate in whatever way you can, i.e. nominate an article, contribute to an article, or sign up to be part of the project. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks--Cronholm144 23:06, 13 May 2007 (UTC)


User:Hairchrm/sha1 - Hairchrm 02:55, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

You maybe interested in the Article Rescue Squadron[edit]

WikiProject Article Rescue Squadron
Hello, L33tminion.
You have been invited to join the Article Rescue Squadron, a collaborative effort to rescue articles from deletion if they can be improved through regular editing.
For more information, please visit the project page, where you can >> join << and help rescue articles tagged for deletion and rescue. Ikip 19:04, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Megatokyo TFA[edit]

Just as an FYI, I have nominated Megatokyo to be the Today's Featured Article here. :) BOZ (talk) 03:11, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Hey there - the citation needed tag has been fixed; thanks for pointing that out, as I hadn't noticed. :) BOZ (talk) 21:29, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Timeline of fictional future events[edit]

You commented in the last Article for deletion discussion. This article is up for deletion again.

You are welcome to comment about the discussion for deletion. Ikip 19:03, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Reviewer rights[edit]

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, will be commencing a a two-month trial at approximately 23:00, 2010 June 15 (UTC).

Reviewers can review edits made by users who are not autoconfirmed to articles placed under flagged protection. Flagged protection is applied to only a small number of articles, similarly to how semi-protection is applied but in a more controlled way for the trial.

When reviewing, edits should be accepted if they are not obvious vandalism or BLP violations, and not clearly problematic in light of the reason given for protection (see Wikipedia:Reviewing process). More detailed documentation and guidelines can be found here.

If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. Karanacs (talk) 16:05, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference[edit]

Hello there. This is an automated message to tell you about the gradual phasing out of the preference entitled "Mark all edits minor by default", which you currently have (or very recently had) enabled.

On 13 March 2011, this preference was hidden from the user preferences screen as part of efforts to prevent its accidental misuse (consensus discussion). This had the effect of locking users in to their existing preference, which, in your case, was true. To complete the process, your preference will automatically be changed to false in the next few days. This does not require any intervention on your part and you will still be able to manually mark your edits as being minor in the usual way.

For established users such as yourself there is a workaround available involving custom JavaScript. With the script in place, you can continue with this functionality indefinitely (its use is governed by WP:MINOR). If you have any problems, feel free to drop me a note.

Thank you for your understanding and happy editing :) Editing on behalf of User:Jarry1250, LivingBot (talk) 18:56, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Izumi Tabata[edit]

If this is the first article that you have created, you may want to read the guide to writing your first article.

You may want to consider using the Article Wizard to help you create articles.

A tag has been placed on Izumi Tabata requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a person or group of people, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable.

If you think that the page was nominated in error, contest the nomination by clicking on the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion" in the speedy deletion tag. Doing so will take you to the talk page where you can explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also visit the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but do not hesitate to add information that is consistent with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, you can contact one of these administrators to request that the administrator userfy the page or email a copy to you. Ridernyc (talk) 01:14, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

The Deletion to Quality Award[edit]

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For your contributions to bring Megatokyo (prior candidate for deletion at: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Megatokyo) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you the Deletion to Quality Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! — Cirt (talk) 01:58, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:51, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Megatokyo for FAR[edit]

I have nominated Megatokyo for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here.

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svgHello, L33tminion. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. Mdann52 (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Rap music listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Rap music. Since you had some involvement with the Rap music redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Dom from Paris (talk) 04:59, 23 May 2018 (UTC)