User talk:Marysunshine

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NOTE: I'll be here sporadically until September (or until I get a proper desk for my computer...).

Welcome to Wikipedia![edit]

Dear Marysunshine: Welcome to Wikipedia, a free and open-content encyclopedia. I hope you enjoy contributing. To help get you settled in, I thought you might find the following pages useful:

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—-- That Guy, From That Show! (talk) 2006-02-27 04:04Z

I don't think it was your intention, but you removed alot of content from Lil Kim. Please use the preview button in the future. Thanks.--Shanel 03:36, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, you did that again. Be careful! --Rory096 03:40, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the warning - I think there's something wrong with my browser....--Marysunshine 03:44, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Whistle-register singers[edit]

You are welcome! It's quite possible this guy is correct about Reese Witherspoon. But I've never heard her sing up there and in any case, WP:NOR. Have a good weekend! --Yamla 22:14, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

Hi Mary, there is an edit war occurring at Nicole Scherzinger over her categorization as a whistle-register singer. Could you assist please? Design 00:40, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

Hi Design, sorry I didn't get your message earlier. I'm keeping an eye on the page, and things seem to have settled down (for the minute!) --Marysunshine 04:35, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

The Leibniz-Clarke Correspondence[edit]

Thanks for your interest. Caroline of Ansbach was a great friend of both Leibniz and Clarke, and as such served as the "middle (wo)man" for the Correspondence; in other words, all the letters that we now call "The Correspondence" were originally sent to Caroline, who then passed them on to the other man (if you see what I mean). The project is going to progress slowly but surely; I am currently taking lectures about the Correspondence, and I have exams in six weeks' time, so it will porbably take a couple of months to get everything I want in (properly referenced, of course). Then, who knows... Batmanand | Talk 23:50, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Fascinating! Thanks so much for the additional info.--Marysunshine 04:56, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for cleaning Little Mermaid article[edit]

Hi, I see that you are improving the article on The Little Mermaid Disney film. Thanks a lot! I too am trying to clean up the article. I don't know much about the movie, but I'd love to help.

Bye --Starionwolf 04:40, 2 May 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for cleaning up wikipedia[edit]

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Thanks for working to keep wikipedia clean of crufts and vandalism. Heltec 23:26, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Whistle-tone in your user page[edit]

Greetings, just thought I'd note that you could fix the whistle-tone red link in your user page by making it point to whistle register (e.g. as whistle-tone for example). Capi 01:12, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

Good idea; thanks! I should fix all of those, while I'm thinking about it...---Marysunshine 03:14, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

Chauncey Beadle[edit]

Thanks for the edits on Chauncey Beadle, including correcting my sleep-deprived typo. I'll check out AWB--I'm still learning how to use the basic Wikipedia system, so am being more sloppy than I should be.--Cotinis 17:32, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome -- AWB is a pretty useful tool for catching those sleep-deprived moments.--Marysunshine 20:41, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

Hi I am temmaharbour, I have been trying my best to update the mary hopkin page and I am afraid my grammar is not good enough I am struggling, I am as well partially sighted, so enlarging text then reducing etc.. is causing me problems, I see you tried to clean it up, Do you think it would be better to delete my additions and go back to the original?

Question?[edit]

I just noticed you cleared the linking from Genesis (disambiguation) and was wondering why. Don't red links encourage people to write new articles, while unlinked terms may simply be omitted in error? Just curious. Thanks, Mr. Cat 02:57, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply! Mr. Cat 03:13, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

VandalProof 1.2 Now Available[edit]

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After a lenghty, but much-needed Wikibreak, I'm happy to announce that version 1.2 of VandalProof is now available for download! Beyond fixing some of the most obnoxious bugs, like the persistent crash on start-up that many have experienced, version 1.2 also offers a wide variety of new features, including a stub-sorter, a global user whitelist and blacklist, navigational controls, and greater customization. You can find a full list of the new features here. While I believe this release to be a significant improvement over the last, it's nonetheless nowhere near the end of the line for VandalProof. Thanks to Rob Church, I now have an account on test.wikipedia.org with SysOp rights and have already been hard at work incorporating administrative tools into VandalProof, which I plan to make available in the near future. An example of one such SysOp tool that I'm working on incorporating is my simple history merge tool, which simplifies the process of performing history merges from one article into another. Anyway, if you haven't already, I'd encourage you to download and install version 1.2 and take it out for a test-drive. As always, your suggestions for improvement are always appreciated, and I hope that you will find this new version useful. Happy editing! --AmiDaniel (talk) 02:56, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

Link[edit]

Hey. How come my link was reverted?

Could you be more specific (what username, article, etc.)?--Marysunshine 23:52, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

thanks

Thanks for the help[edit]

Thanks a lot for the help with User:163.153.24.40. It's good VP users like you that really make wikipedia a lot better. I've reported the ip to AIV. Regards, --Alphachimp talk 15:49, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

unblock[edit]

I think my IP 69.198.151.211. was blocked by Tawkerbot when I accidentally logged out to avoid an edit conflict with his edits (this has already happened today, and is rather embarrassing...). Consequently my username account is blocked as well. Can this be fixed?--Marysunshine 17:26, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

N.B. I cannot contact Tawker directly, as my username and IP are blocked, but it's been half an hour with no response. Maybe next time a warning could be posted on my talk page beforehand? Thanks for considering this, --Marysunshine 17:26, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Tawkerbot doesn't block people, your IP was blocked by Tawker for using vandalproof whilst logged out. I cannot see how you believe logging at will prevent an edit conflict. If you have email set you can email tawker by clicking the Email this user link when viewing his user page or by clicking the link in the block message. I'll take a look into the block. --pgk(talk) 17:30, 30 May 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for your response. I was using VandalProof prior to the block to revert an edit that Tawkerbot was in the process of reverting. (Of course, I didn't know this until I'd hit "rollback" to refresh the page.) Because this had happened earlier today and resulted in some confusion, I logged out to prevent the edit/warnings on talk page from going through...Anyway, no harm done. I tried e-mailing but couldn't - likely I don't have it set up.--Marysunshine 17:36, 30 May 2006 (UTC)
I've unblocked the IP, for future reference there is little point in leaving the boilerplate messages on Tawkerbot2's talk page, better to leave a note of the mistake being made. --pgk(talk) 17:37, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

moved from userpage[edit]

Hi mary, please please please dont take this as vandalism i was unaware how i was able to contact you. I would like do you wanna pop round nans to continue to be listed on wikipedia, as we actually have recently got to grips with some success and recognition. please could you remove comments from my article/post, and not delete or list it as vandalism, as many will use this page to refer to the film too. and i will do my best to re write and update the page with information more appropriately.

regards Luke Cashmore

Well Luke, I'll suggest some useful sites about Wikipedia to help you along. Best wishes, --Marysunshine 01:49, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

Red link recovery[edit]

When contributing to the red link recovery, please only strike out suggestions that really are invalid, which means that the article really should link to the title shown, even if it is a redlink. If the redlink is wrong, and you either fix it yourself, or see that someone has already done it, remove the entire suggestion. This helps the red link recovery script to keep track of what suggestions to make in the future. JIP | Talk 17:08, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

u sent me a message[edit]

Good afternoon, I came to wiki and was eerily told I had a message. I guess "I" have a message through my IP address bc I dont have a wiki account. How did you do that? lilkunta@excite.com

Mary S, Good afternoon, I came to wiki and was eerily told I had a message. I guess "I" have a message through my IP address bc I dont have a wiki account. How did you do that? I am writng here to contact you not to vandalise yout page. Pls dont get mad. lilkunta@excite.com

Don't worry, I'm rarely mad about anything Wiki-related. I responded on your IP's "talkpage", but I'll comment here too...just let me find what I wrote...--Marysunshine 17:22, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
I saw your IP address come up on a string of recent edits and wanted to suggest something about them, so I began what's called a "talk page" for that address. Do you share your computer (or your IP address) with someone else? That could explain the mystery... You can also make a userpage by clicking here and adding what you'd like, or, of course, you can sign up for an account too. Whatever you'd like. Cheers, --Marysunshine 17:20, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

No problem![edit]

Always glad to revert userpages. People do it for me, I do it for people. :) Happy editing! -- DakPowers (Talk) 05:00, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Just a heads-up...[edit]

This IP (168.170.196.60) belongs to a number of public schools in upstate New York. I'm a student of one of them, and I've witnessed revert wars between students of these schools and administrators here. Unfortunately I don't happen to be in the room where the vandal is now (I think it's even an entirely different school), so I can't stop it myself.

ARIN lookup

Madison-Oneida BOCES[1] maintains the internet service for us, so it might be prudent to contact them. If this isn't up to you, could you forward this to whoever it is?

I'm not sure what good saying this will do or if you can even do anything with the info I gave you, but I just thought I should let one of you know.

--168.170.196.60 19:10, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks! I'll add it to the IP userpage for admins to consider when blocking this address. --Marysunshine 19:19, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

hey[edit]

umm, you keep sending me warnings. and I dont know why, I have done no vandalism, but I am using a school computer which is networked to a bunch of other computers.

Then someone is sharing your IP address, as is noted on your talkpage. The best way to avoid these warnings is to get an account or login if you have one. --Marysunshine 19:14, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thank you for reverting vandalism on my page, whether manually or mechanically! I'm a part of the CVU, but you got there faster than I did! Basawala 22:52, 5 June 2006 (UTC)


SUSANNAH AND THE ELDERS ETC.[edit]

Mary...I am not sure if this is the right place but thanks for working on my article,,,,Amy Cohen Banker..if you have any questions you can contact me. I notice that you have a picture of Susannah and The Elders on your page...I have a painting of a reinterprestation of that by Knox Martin, circa 1952 or so. There is a copy of it in a seminal book on Robert Rauschenberg. I obviously am not an academic or art historian but care about art, culture etc. Thanks.

You're welcome, and that's great to hear! I studied the Gentileschi works a few years ago (period criticism) and fell in love with them. --Marysunshine 22:44, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

Hi. The anon IP User:199.64.0.252, which you have warned in the past for vandalism, continues to be a problem. In particular, recent edits to Matthew sinclair are relevant. Please consider blocking the IP for a while, or whatever is appropriate, as I see you put up a "final warning" template a while ago. Hornplease 23:24, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

You're absolutely right. It's probably a lab machine or something. I ran into trouble with a USC lab machine once.Hornplease

Future Gamer revert[edit]

Mary, please be careful when reverting vandalism that what you are removing is actually vandalism. You recently reverted a prod removal by User:68.26.198.194 on the article Future Gamer [2]. This was not vandalism, but a user following the procedures set up in WP:PROD. Any user, even an anon user, can remove a prod tag if that user feels the article's deletion is not uncontroversial. The anon even gave an edit summary with an explaination of why it was removed, which is not required, but considered helpful. Please remember not to bite and to assume good faith. -- ShinmaWa(talk) 00:14, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

K, thanks for the heads-up.--Marysunshine 21:41, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Anytime. Its an easy mistake to make. No worries :) -- ShinmaWa(talk) 03:56, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the kind note on my talk page[edit]

Hi Marysunshine,

Thanks for your kind note. I was struck by the devastatingly humorous account of Dan Rather's rather bizarre experience, which was referred to in a tune by REM. (Kenneth, what is the frequency? [3]) What's the frequency, Kenneth? 21:50, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Help requested[edit]

Hi

I'm writing to you - and others - because you are one of several people who appears to have experienced the same thing as I have noticed and experienced.

Namely a pattern of vandalism by an anonymous user. The IP # is 66.229.10.64

See this user's talk page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:66.229.10.64

This user has been temporarily blocked several times. I notice that the pattern is the same.

The person doesn't seem to respond to polite community requests to engage in dialogue - or to desist from repeatedly making edits that several editors consider to be vandalism.

I am not that experienced in these matters but can there be an attempt made to block this user permanently? Or at least for a period of time so that the person gets a message about respecting the community. Thanks. Davidpatrick 03:10, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

Help and advice[edit]

Hi Mary Sunshine, temmaharbour here I only add info to the Mary Hopkin page... I have noticed a lot of vandalism recently... is there anything we can do to stop it? Again thanks for your input... I have the knowledge about her career but lack the ability to write nicely... thanks Pat —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Temmaharbour (talkcontribs) 22:08, 15 May 2007 (UTC).


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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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