User talk:Lar/Archive 74

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Archive 74

I recognize that this user page belongs to the Wikipedia project and not to me personally. As such, I recognize that I am expected to respectfully abide by community standards as to the presentation and content of this page, and that if I do not like these guidelines, I am welcome either to engage in reasonable discussion about it, to publish my material elsewhere, or to leave the project.

This is an archive of User talk:Lar from about 1 January 2011 through about 1 February 2011. Please do not comment here, use my current talk page for that, thanks. It is part of a series of archives, see the box at right for the list and to navigate to others.

An index to all my talk page archives, automatically maintained by User:HBC Archive Indexerbot can be found at User:Lar/TalkArchiveIndex.

Talk Page Archives
My 2011 archived talk
Archive 74 1 January 2011 through 1 February 2011
Archive 75 1 February 2011 through 1 March 2011
Archive 76 1 March 2011 through 1 April 2011
Archive 77 1 April 2011 through 1 May 2011
Archive 78 1 May 2011 through 1 June 2011
RfA Thank Yous
RFA Archive Howcheng (27 Dec 2005) through present
All dates approximate, conversations organised by thread start date

Hogmanay greeting[edit]

Whiskyhogmanay2010.jpg Thank you very much for working with me in 2010 to make the encyclopedia a better place. Regardless of any disagreements we may have had, I want to wish you all the very best for 2011. I look forward to working with you, and I hope for health and happiness to you and your family in the year to come. I therefore send you this glass of the cratur, so you can celebrate, whether it is Hogmanay or New Year's Day where you are. Warmest regards, --John (talk) 04:58, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Happy, happy[edit]

Happy New Year, and all the best to you and yours! (from warm Cuba) Bzuk (talk) 15:52, 1 January 2011 (UTC)


I sent you email. Regards.--Mbz1 (talk) 06:31, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Answered. ++Lar: t/c 15:21, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Request for eyes[edit]

I wonder if you know anyone with a kinda broadly watched talk page, and who might be interested in the approach I've proposed at Wikipedia:Sexual_content - it takes just one section of the much voted upon proposal over at commons, and proposes a new restriction on content use over here. Perhaps it'll find broad support (currently I think it would only effect a small no. of rather useless images) - maybe you'd like to take a look :-) (and pass it on.....) Privatemusings (talk) 08:19, 6 January 2011 (UTC)oh, and happy new year too! - hope you had a stormer!

I'm not sure what a stormer is, but I think I might have? :) I hope this idea of yours comes to fruition, I've commented there. ++Lar: t/c 15:21, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

WikiXDC: Wikipedia 10th Birthday![edit]

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You are invited to WikiXDC, a special meetup event and celebration on Saturday, January 22 hosted by the National Archives and Records Administration in downtown Washington, D.C.

  • Date: January 22, 2011 (tentatively 9:30 AM - 5 PM)
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I will criticize you for your inappropriate warnings when appropriate. Internalize that. I suggest you stop sniping at me and look to your own behavior. jps (talk) 17:59, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Applies to you far more than I, sir. You should stop "helicoptering" in to snipe at me when I make comments not directed at you. If you don't, sterner measures may need to be taken, in view of your troublesome history and long block record. That record suggests you haven't learned how to behave properly yet. ++Lar: t/c 18:45, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
Applies to you far more than I, sir. You should stop "helicoptering" in to place faux warnings in conversations that you have no involvement in. If you don't, sterner measures may need to be taken, in vieew of your troublesome history and singling out by arbcom in the climate case. That record suggests you haven't learned how to behave properly yet. jps (talk) 18:49, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
I had an interest (see the next section), although you're correct, I am "uninvolved". As for ArbCom singling folk out, you got lucky, frankly, as they missed a chance to sanction you. You need to find a different hobby (or paid avocation, whatever). Parrot this back too, if you can. It will make for interesting reading at WQA I think. ++Lar: t/c 19:53, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
I'll bury you. jps (talk) 20:12, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Tim Ball[edit]

Hi, Lar,

Congratulations on being married to Josette! She and I have had a few pleasant interactions, and we seem to be on the same page wrt the Tim Ball AfD review. I had no idea you even knew each other until I just now visited your user page.

What I was coming for was to ask you to please stop arguing with Guettarda and jps. There's no point in it, it's unproductive, it wastes time and space, it's unbecoming of an administrator. My husband was just telling someone today how much he values my comments about his actions. Maybe Josette would suggest you not drop in and make gratuitous remarks like you did to Guettarda? and then defend yourself to jps?

I'm not writing about this to jps even though I wish he had not responded to you because I don't think he would be receptive, and my intention is to be a peacemaker, not a troublemaker. I'm hoping you will take my comments as a sincere effort to keep the AfD review civil and on topic. Regards, Yopienso (talk) 19:36, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

I had not seen the newest additions to the page when I posted the note above. You see, your comments only provoked further insults. Yopienso (talk) 19:51, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
jps is digging himself a hole. Let him. You are correct that he's not at all receptive to input about his behavior, though. ++Lar: t/c 19:54, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
Believe it or not, I did not notice the sniping between you on this page when I opened this section. Shame on you both!
I came here this time to point out to you this is a sad anniversary for Guettarda and I am unwilling to add to her sorrow. Bearing her insults does not hurt me. Yopienso (talk) 19:56, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Winter 2010 USRD newsletter[edit]

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Volume 4, Issue 1 • Winter 2011 • About the Newsletter
State and national updates

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JCbot (talk) 01:04, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LVIII, December 2010[edit]

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To assist with preparing the newsletter, please visit the newsroom. Past editions may be viewed here. BrownBot (talk) 21:11, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Suggested changes to your admin recall procedure.[edit]

Discussion moved and continues at User_talk:Lar/Accountability#Suggested_changes_to_your_admin_recall_procedure. ++Lar: t/c 21:24, 26 January 2011 (UTC)