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What is the best way to handle that?

Regarding your removal of the Speedy deletion tag from GNU Netcat: I am not sure you read the explanation for deletion. It has been on the table for months now, and the people who voted all agreed that the article should be merged. Merging in my mind requires that the information be transferred from one article to the other (done!), and that one of the articles needs to go away (was trying to do that). So if there is a more appropraiate method for accomplishing these tasks, please let me know (I'm new). Thanks! Xrblsnggt 02:54, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the comment -- I replied on your talk page. --MCB 04:36, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Someone in your neck of the woods needs help

Michael, would you please help these people: http://www.polyplus.com/technology/lithiumaircell.htm ? They may be on to the most important technology but I can't see them getting funded if they don't know the difference between (C) and (R). 66.201.48.26 09:47, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Aviation Accidents

Hi MCB, I wanted to explain to you here some of my rationale for that category, away from the CfD discussion. I have been doing a lot of editing on this subject lately, both fixing up existing articles that were in poor shape as well as creating new ones (for some surprisingly missing notable cases with lots of casualties, human interest etc.). It became clear to me that the existing state of the aviation accidents articles is a mixed bag. Some (very few) are well written and NPOV, some are poorly written, some are well written but POV. (remember that many/most accidents result in lawsuits, you can imagine a lot of advocates of the various parties trying to create influence by modifying WP article to their liking, with typically little if any resistance). If we at WP want to achieve a high level of professionalism, with quality, NPOV and standardization, we have a long way to go in this specific area. I myself am doing my best, but it is not easy, there are (unfortunately) lots of accidents, and very few other editors either care enough about them or are knowledgeable enough to contribute constructively. And many of the so-called 'experts' are actually POV-pushers from some side of the litigation, making this a very tough task from my idealistic perspective of just wanting the ideal neutral high quality WP article. So now I come to the Aviation Accident cat issue: by it being there, it allows an easy way to scan and navigate between the accident articles, to ensure their consistency and quality, or to read them (if you are just an interested passive reader wanting to be informed). Adding 'incidents' into the mix has a strong diluting and cluttering effect, as they are investigated differently and overall handled, by both government, courts and even the media, in a different way. We finally have a 'crash infobox', which I have been diligently working on inserting and validating in the various articles. I think that's a very important step on the road to standardization and quality. I think having the Aviation Accidents cat will also help a lot, as the other existing options are just not good enough. Thanks for your time and understanding. Crum375 14:13, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Hi MCB, please see my response here. Thanks, Crum375 17:18, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/George Eyre

Looks like someone speedied these before I got around to reconsidering my vote. Had they not I might have changed my "vote" anyway. Cheers, JYolkowski // talk 22:27, 9 July 2006 (UTC)


Meaning of "athletics"

You are using athletics as a synonym for "sport". Only Americans do that. In the rest of the world "athletics" means what Americans call track and field. Category:Athletics (track and field) venues is for track and field venues. Category:Stadiums is for large, mainly outdoor, sports venues including "track and field" venues and Category:Sports venues is the comprehensive parent category. Twittenham 21:36, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Audio Anaglogue

Hi, I completely rewrote this article, removing advertising and citing sources. Could you please review my changes and consider revisiting your vote? Thanks! --Aguerriero (talk) 17:43, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Thank you! (re Steven Harding and WP:CP)

Thank you for handling the copyvio issue with the Steven Harding articles. I knew about the speedy deletion alternative for articles <48 hours old, but I wasn't quite clear how to go forward with articles older than that. Having seen the example, I know how to deal with this as it comes up in the future. Again, thank you! —C.Fred (talk) 17:11, 13 July 2006 (UTC)


International Commission of Control and Supervision

Thanks for your help. I don't know how you got my request (from Arpingstone? He says he didn't understand what I wanted. May be it's my bad English...) but thanks anyway.Zoltanszoke 22:08, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Van der Waals bonding merge

Hi, I've reverted your merge, as all you did was delete an article. Please see Wikipedia:Merging_and_moving_pages#Performing_the_merger - Jack (talk) 01:05, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Garden State Park

I've removed the {{advert}} tag because there is nothing in that section that is advertising language, or biased in any way. The information did not come from some brochure, but was gleaned from the relevant links of the various developers below. The area is undergoing a major redevelopment, and ther are a ton of businesses flowing into it. - CobaltBlueTony 18:02, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

beef

awesome! glad to know there is someone around who know's their beef! i'm going to make another template for steak/cut/graphic location. its gonna look GOOOD. and its gonna really help picture where each steak comes from on the cow.

once everything is a bit more organized i'd like to work on improving info on the various cuts/types of steak, and i'd sure love your expertise if your willing. JoeSmack Talk 01:49, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Alright, here's the {{beefbox}} infobox. You'll find the appropriate primal cut images uploaded:
{{beefbox
|name=Beef Cuts
|image=BeefCutRib.png
|caption=
|beefcut=Rib
|steaktype=Standing Rib Roast
|footnotes=
}}
{{beefbox
|name=
|image=
|caption=
|beefcut=
|steaktype=
|footnotes=
}}

Please, spread the love where it needs it. There are many steaks out there I just don't have any clue what they're called. JoeSmack Talk 03:31, 26 July 2006 (UTC)



You know, i didn't know a stitch about templates or infoboxes either. If your interested in it, just tinker around in a sandbox with it or any other one, pretty much how i made these two. {{Cuts of beef}} was actually {{LedZeppelin}} just messed around with. We could possibly use beefbox changed a bit, with i dunno, a n/a in the steak cuts field. I originally made {{Cuts of beef}}, then was like, oh shit, what about all the steaks? Can't list a billion of em in the template...so i made the beefbox infobox. We could use both but i think it'd be too cluttered. start seeing what looks good, be bold. i think beefbox could look better in terms of style and color and such, i just wanted to put it out there as a start. plus i always thought that image of the cow was insanely useful to see.
to make the link 'not clickable', if i've got your idea right, you just make a wikilink around it and it has to be the present article. For instance, User:MCB won't be bolded out cause its not the current page, but User_talk:MCB will. Alternatively, if you don't want to deal with that, you can always just bold a nonwiki linked word with ''' these ''' ---> these. JoeSmack Talk 19:53, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Requests for comment/Hipocrite

Could you weigh in at Wikipedia talk:Requests for comment/Hipocrite? If you don't want to, I fully understand. User:Zoe|(talk) 23:31, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Ah, well, History21 has been proven to be a sockpuppet, so it's all moot anyway. User:Zoe|(talk) 02:03, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Leading zeros on runway designations

Hi Mets501 -- just wanted to let you know to please check my post in Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Airports#No_leading_zeros_on_US_runways before proceeding with any mass change of airport infoboxes to eliminate leading zeros in runway headings -- remember that the U.S. Air Force does use leading zeros, and any bot program should be sure to take this into account. Possibly Naval Air Stations too; I'm not sure. Thanks, --MCB 18:22, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

I've responded on that page. Don't worry, I'm not starting any mass changes until I am positive everyone agrees. —Mets501 (talk) 18:29, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

Re: Space inserted after dot in middle of name

Hi, just wanted to point out a small bad edit, which was changing "Art.Net" to "Art. Net" diff. (Art.Net is the name of a web site, which uses that particular capitalization). I suspect there are probably some other sites in the .net domain that do the same, so it might be worth checking for something like that. Thanks, --MCB 03:49, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Hi there. Thanks for catching that. The intent of that particular rule in my bot is to catch cases where someone doesn't correctly put a space between the end of one sentence and the start of another. It does this by looking for lower case characters, a full-stop, and an uppercase character. It also rules out some common cases (eg 'IMAGE.JPG'). As you suggested, foo.Net is probably used in a product name quite frequently, so I've added it (and a handful of other similar cases) as exceptions. Cheers! CmdrObot 20:36, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Re: Deletion_of_article

Hi MCB,

Saw User_talk:Lentower#Deletion_of_article. Thanks for letting me know.

I'm glad for Wikipedia's sake that you are doing this. It's good to see responsible behaviour in any community.

I found the Speedy Delete surprising, granted comments like your's and Capi's, and the fact that the discussion didn't seem resolved.

In your shoes, out of fairness, I would let all established WPians who participated in the AfD know. On both sides. Capi lists some of them. I note you list both sides on Ryan's talk page, though you only listed edit counts for one side.

The editor who started the Delete chain, on the AfD, Samsara (talkcontribs), was having a set of exchanges with me, in several places on Template_talk:FOSS_celeb. I find his attitude and impatience in our exchanges on Template_talk:FOSS_celeb counterproductive to furthering WP's goals and helping less experienced editors along (which I am currently). He started the Delete chain in the midst of these discussions - his motivations are unknown to me - but perhaps the two are related. People are free to read both our words, and draw their own conclusions.

I'm much more concerned about the problems this all shows inside WP, then I am about the Deletion of the bio stub on me.

best -len Lentower 11:30, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Quite a different way then email to coummunicate, bounching back and forth between disussion blogs.

best -len Lentower 11:33, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Indeed I also found the Speedy Delete quite surprising, given that, even among the established WPians, there was certainly no consensus for deleting. The whole disproportional measure of effort coming in by some of the delete voters frankly seems more like someone's crusade to eradicate Len's article (perhaps fueled by some personal animosity or some other unknown reason) than an encyclopedic effort. Heck, we have an article on people like Brian Paul (wrote a library) and Ari Lemmke (whose contribution to Humanity, from the article, literally amounts to doing "mkdir linux"), yet we say that one of the FSF's founders is not notable enough to warrant his own? Please... Capi 13:09, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Leonard H. Tower Jr.

Hi Michael. In response to your query, I did take a look at the votes in the AfD. However, I speedied the article not as a result of how the AFD was going, but because I would have speedied it if I had happened upon it and there had been no tags. In its current form, the article was a vanity page created by the subject that did very little to establish the notability of the subject. However, since there was almost nothing in the article anyway, it should be a trivial matter to recreate it with content that conforms to the Wikipedia manual of style and other relevant guidelines.

If you would like, I can look at the deleted content and reproduce it here for you, if you intend to recreate a suitable article and need any lost information.

Regards, Ryan Delaney talk

Len Tower again

The process wonkism to overturn the AfD decision of Len H. Tower Jr. has been successful, and the new discussion, along with my criticism of the process now being followed, can be found at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Leonard H. Tower Jr. (second nomination). Please note that previous votes/comments are not being taken into account. See you there. - Samsara (talkcontribs) 08:02, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

License tagging for Image:Grey-female-longhaired-cat-MaggieO-MCB.jpg

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beef images

i noticed you added some new images to different beef articles; they look awesome! good job and thanks! JoeSmack Talk(p-review!) 17:59, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

David Asimov AfD

Thank you for your detailed and cogent analysis at the David Asimov AfD. Anville 20:41, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks!

Thanks for fixing that! I didn't even realize I had deleted his comment. shotwell 22:58, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

RfA thanks

Temple of Poseidon.jpg Thank you for participating in my RfA, which passed with a tally of 66/11/5. I learned quite a bit during the process, and I expect to be learning a lot more in the days ahead. I will be taking things slowly (and doing a lot of re-reading), but I hope you will let me know if there is anything I can do to improve in my new capacity. -- Merope Talk 13:46, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Re:Prod

Sorry about that. I didn't notice it was a prod. I thought it was an AfD, so I hastily reverted the edit. Thanks for letting me know, though. --Nishkid64 22:33, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Nomination for adminship.

I was checking out your recent edits, and you seem to be a very good candidate for adminship. I don't know what others may think, but I think you would make a great admin. --Nishkid64 23:11, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Heh, sure. I got no problems here. And have a happy 50th birthday! (It's 6 days before mine hehe). --Nishkid64 23:48, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

RfA thanks from StuffOfInterest

Smiley.svg Thank you for participating in my RfA, which finished with a tally of 52/6/1 (~90%). It was an interesting process which gave me a chance to learn a bit about myself and about the community. My intention now is to slowly ease into using those additional buttons on my page. No use being over eager and mucking up the works. The support of all those who went over my record and/or rallied to my defense after the big oppose vote was instumental to the success of this review. Again, thank you! --StuffOfInterest 11:33, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

hey MCB

hey ho. i was thinking about putting Beef through Wikipedia:Cleanup, Wikipedia:Peer Review or even trying to get it into the new Wikipedia:Spotlight. which do you think would be best for it right now (cause it needs some help)? :/ JoeSmack Talk(p-review!) 23:15, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

RfA thanks

Golden Gate Bridge from underneath.jpg Thank you very much for your support in my RfA, which passed on October 17, 2006 with a tally of 53/6/0. I am equally elated and humbled by my new capacity as administrator of Wikipedia, and I send my heartfelt thanks for your unflinching support. If you need me for anything, just ask me! With gratitude, 210physicq (c) 04:09, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

Don Muang

Ok, i live in Bangkok, Thailand.. And most of the stuff i put up was just crap.. but the last flight leaving Don Muang was not Quantas, it was Kuwait airways! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 203.148.171.1 (talkcontribs) .

Hey!

Message me back whenever you see this so I can make the RfA page. Thanks. Nishkid64 02:07, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

I sent you Wiki-email... hope that reaches you. Thanks, --MCB 04:35, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
Okay, I'm making the RfA right now. I'll link you once I'm done with the introduction. Nishkid64 20:24, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
See Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/MCB. After adding your replies, add the RfA to WP:RfA. Best of luck, MCB. =) Nishkid64 21:11, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
Hey, I just wanted to see how you were holding up so far. I am glad that you haven't run into any obstacles, and the only opposition comes from people who are waiting for your answers to some optional questions. I'm sure everything will turn out for the best, and I hope to see you join the same ranks as myself and 1000+ others very soon. Best regards, Nishkid64 01:30, 20 October 2006 (UTC)
I'm enjoying the process, actually. Very illuminating. --MCB 01:32, 20 October 2006 (UTC)
Hehe less than 20 hours until you become admin. 47/0/0! That's might impressive. Best of luck and hopefully I don't jinx your perfect RfA. Nishkid64 03:14, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Thanks again... we'll see! --MCB 04:59, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Image copyright violations

Hi! Just a heads up for you. I noted that you dealt with a query I had put on the help desk concering image Image:Castle hill.jpg which I had seen on another website and was coyrighted. It was in fact copied from:- [:http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo93191.htm]. The user has noted that and removed the tag you placed there. However the website does not indicate the image may be copied and used elsewhere. The uploader User:Usman uk has also removed tags from his/her other images you located and noted had copyright issues which appear to be copyrights of other websites. I have put another note on the helpdesk as further images to the Huddersfield article have appeared with no source. Richard Harvey 20:19, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the message. I am currently working through the users image contribs and putting a no source tags on those I find without any - there are quite a few. At least 14 of these are definate copyvios but they need a different tag. how do you put them up for speedy deletes, or can you as an admin do it? Richard Harvey 20:44, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Congratulations!

Congratulations, Michael! 50/0/0. It's now official. Best of luck as admin, and have fun! If you have any questions or just want to talk, you know where to reach me. =) Nishkid64 22:35, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Technically it's not official and !votes are valid until it is closed. :) But congratulations MCB on your unanimous support for being an administrator. Use the new tools conservatively, especially at first, and work on de-escalating situations instead of inflaming them. As you get comfortable with the new tools, dig in and help out with the backlogs. Again, congrats. - Taxman Talk 22:58, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Thank you both. It appears to be closed now, and I am gratified by the support of the community, and look forward to serving. And yes, I am going to send out Talk-page thank-yous :-) --MCB 23:29, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Congratulations!

Congratulations on your unanimously-supported RfA! --210physicq (c) 01:43, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

  • Congratulations on your new mop and bucket! :) - Cheers, Mailer Diablo 01:58, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

What they said! - Mike | Trick or Treat 02:03, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Good luck with the new tools! riana_dzasta 06:37, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
Yes. Good luck and all the best! Congratulations. --Bhadani 00:21, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
100% support - congrats.Bakaman Bakatalk 04:57, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Congratulations on your promotion, and you're very welcome! --MerovingianTalk 10:50, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the advice

Thanks for the advice regarding ASD, ill be more careful in the future. Piuro 03:58, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for protecting my user page (rhetth)

. . . for putting that protection on my user page User:rhetth), and take care.

Rhetth 23:34, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

A Barnstar for You!

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For all your great contributions (especially relating to air travel & aircraft etc.) to Wikipedia, I proudly award this barnstar to you. Keep up the great work! Jam01 03:24, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Enjoy! - Jam01 03:24, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

No problem, you were long overdue for some recognition of your fine work! Happy editing! Jam01 03:46, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Travolta book cover

Hi, it was used in John Travolta's article, not an article on the book so I'm not sure it was fair use there. Besides that we are meant to avoid copyright images if we don't need them and I think we can do without that one. Arniep 21:26, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for supporting my RfA

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Thank you for your support in my RfA, which passed with a final tally of (56/0/2). It was great to see so much kind support from such competent editors and administrators as commented on my RfA.

I know I have much reading to do before I'll feel comfortable enough to use some of the more powerful admin tools, so I'll get right to it.

Again, thanks;  OzLawyer / talk  13:25, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Image:1938-apollon-team.jpg

KaragouniS (talk · contribs) restored the {{PD-old-50}} tag to Image:1938-apollon-team.jpg. Would you please explain him that is not the correct tag?--Panarjedde 13:50, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Airline destinations afd

Someone renominated airline destinations for afd. Since you voted keep last time, I thought you might be interested. DB (talk) 20:26, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

Help needed - Proof Reading, Editing of Affiliate marketing article

Hey MCB, you added the cleanup template at the Affiliate marketing article and we also had a little chat at the articles talk page. I spent today a large amount of time to cleanup the article. Structure, Some wording etc. and also expanded its content significantly. I already posted at the articles talk page asking for help from Editors that have better English skills than I do to go over the article and proof read it and maybe correct some wording here and there where my choice of words might have been not the best. I thought that you might be able to help or know somebody who is up to the task. There is still content to add, but I think the article is now in a much better shape than it was before. I really appreciate your contributions and support. Happy Thanksgiving. Cheers. --roy<sac> Talk! .oOo. 19:51, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

thanks for the comment on my page and thanks for being willing to help me out a bit. I know what I am good at and what stuff I better have somebody else taking care of. I also blogged about it to get some more affiliate marketers mobilized to contribute and not just complain about the content about affiliate or search engine marketing or the lag thereof here at Wikipedia. Only a few marketers come from time to time and do something hands-on. Some others were "scared away" in the past who I am trying to convince to come back. We will see how that goes. Cheers! --roy<sac> Talk! .oOo. 10:22, 24 November 2006 (UTC)


Something else. You are from the bay area and like food and good restaurants. You should check out Erna's Elderberry House in Oakhurst (right before Yosemite National Park). Their website is chateaudusureau.com. You might know it. Mhhh.. I have to check if they have an article. May be something for another joint "project" if you know the place. They are a customer of the company I work for and the the owners are friends and know each other for ages. Well, it's certainly a nicer and more delicious topic than Internet marketing and affiliate marketing in particular ;) --roy<sac> Talk! .oOo. 10:30, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

Vandalism of WarGames match

I'm sorry, I was trying to revert vandalism that had been done to page and didn't realize the antivandalbot had already moved it so I reverted to the wrong revision. It was an honest mistake and I'm very sorry. --Mahewa 14:08, 7 November 2006

Largest Hotel?

I guess it is a WP:RS question, or is that WP:V? There is a more detailed description of the problem on the talk page. The hotel listed, has very little information about it on the net and it does not appear to be the largest. Right now my source for the MGM is its press release which should be correct given the number of anaylsts that review this stuff, but it is still may not meet WP:V. Vegaswikian 06:28, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

"Angry Bahraini"

Hi, re. the guy User:Zora reported on AIV: He's been active for several days now, the point about his behaviour is not that any of his individual edits are vandalistic, it's that he mechanically targets Zora and reverts blindly whatever she does. It's a clear case of wikistalking and harassment. Please see multiple threads on ANI, search for "Angry Bahraini". The guy should be blocked on sight. (I know this is not a "typical" use of AIV, but it was actually me who advised Zora to use that for reporting, the point being we need fast admin intervention with him.) Thanks, Fut.Perf. 08:34, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation... best regards, --MCB 06:18, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Article in need of cleanup - please assist if you can

American League?

Are you the one who asked me about the American League article? Wahkeenah 01:19, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

It wasn't me... I took a look at your Talk page and posted this there too. Best, --MCB 08:15, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
Ten-Four. The question was posted by an IP address, so I'm not sure how to answer it. I think I'll just let it be (or let it MCB). :) Wahkeenah 09:49, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
What's funny is that I am in fact an American League baseball fan (Oakland A's), though I have not edited or even read the American League article, and didn't know that "the Oakland Athletics were officially known as the Oakland A's from 1973 through 1980". I'd want to see a reliable source on that, although it's certainly possible and the anon editor seems to know a lot about baseball team history. Cheers, --MCB 18:24, 13 December 2006 (UTC)


Whats wrong with my wan wan logo? Its just a visual representation that describes the sound effect. Its not Rights Managed - I made it myself. Should I modify the description beneath the visual? Please explain? It's providing the viewrs with an accompanied visual, why is that considered vandilism? Regards

Sorry, but a black slide with white cursive script reading "Wan Wan" is not "a visual representation that describes the sound effect" or of any encyclopedic value. --MCB 21:47, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Change to Common.css

Per recent discussions, the way in which Persondata is viewed by Wikipedia editors has changed. In order to continue viewing Persondata in Wikipedia articles, please edit your user CSS file to display table.persondata rather than table.metadata. More specific instructions can be found on the Persondata page. --ShakingSpirittalk on behalf of Kaldari 01:29, 25 December 2006 (UTC)


The Wan Wan Warnings

When is the Wan Wan page eligible for removal of warnings? Im a newcomer and Im not sure if that is possible?

I did some valid research on Wan Wan  and hopefully this will qualify as interesting facts.

Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks ideaperson 10:45 pm ET DEC 25 2006

Answered on your Talk page. --MCB 04:22, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

edits to Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (biographies)

No automatic editing tools, but my browser did slow down immensely and crashed a minute or two later. I should have gone back and checked that the page was ok. sorry. Master shepherd 05:19, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

indef blocked IP

MCB, last time I checked, we don't indefinitely block IP addresses. More info here.--Kchase T 05:30, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Hmmm... I was fairly sure that indef blocks were appropriate for spambots; as I am a fairly new admin, feel free to adjust in accordance with policy. Best, --MCB 05:34, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
They can be used for accounts, but even static IPs sometimes change. Reduced it to a week. Thanks.--Kchase T 05:56, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the note and explanation. Best, --MCB 06:09, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Arthur Byrant's

Thanks for the correct comment about Bryants. I read the summary and not the graf. I did add a mapit after your revert. Thanks again. Americasroof 17:07, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

They huffed, and puffed, . . .

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Thank you for offering your opinion at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:GabrielF/ConspiracyNoticeboard (2nd mfd). Look forward to seeing you around in 2007 at Conspiracy Central! For a little fun, check out Brad Greux's video blog at The Most Brilliant and Flawlessly Executed Plan, Ever, Ever. Good cheer from The Mad Dog, Morton devonshire 20:00, 29 December 2006 (UTC)