User talk:Moink/archive110609

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Query from a Newcomer[edit]

I'm leaving this message because I noted that you were involved in discussions and decisions about a Wikipedia page that is about me. It is marked as inactive and archival now, but still visible to anyone who does a Google search, and it contains some easily corrected errors. I did not create the page; this is my first time logging in to Wikipedia. Several people have noticed the page and called my attention to it. If it's going to remain visible to the world at large, I'd like to fix it, or provide the info to get it fixed. The title of the page is "Jay Lemke". I am a minor academic celebrity, listed in a few biographical reference works, and at least one of my books is fairly famous and translated into Spanish. I'm also known for work in several fields, including the relatively rare one of "social semiotics", which I know people often do go looking for information on. Whether I belong in Wikipedia or not, I can't say, but maybe you can help me figure out what to do? I will set my preferences to allow email to me, if you have a chance to reply. Thanks, WikiJayL 19:51, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

[another message for you][edit]

Should've stopped by to say hello a long time ago...seems it's been ages since we've been mistaken for each other on some obscure policy talk page or other. :-) I know you and I don't have the same approach to more metaphysical concerns, but if it means anything, I am praying for you, and I do still consider you a good wikifriend and one of the people who has made my time at this project worthwhile. Here's hoping I'll see your moniker on some talk page or other (perhaps even my own) soon. All my best, Jwrosenzweig 20:40, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Small note from a stranger[edit]

Nice to see you back, in whatever limited capacity that may be. See you around, my friend. --LV (Dark Mark) 19:51, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Small notes from almost-strangers[edit]

It is very good to see you back! If what you have placed on your diffs page are the worst you have to offer, I think you are more than worthy of Wikipedia's continued trust. Please take care and take it easy for a while; I should have said more often how many times I had found myself smiling at your kind and sensible manner, but instead I'm just an almost-stranger who is nonetheless very glad to see you here: too much time dealing with trolls and assorted sources of trouble, not enough with people who make a positive difference. (And if you would like someone else to speak for you when you want the use of your sysop flag back, the offer of nomination is open.) Mindspillage (spill yours?) 02:20, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Dear moink, it's a relief to see you back. The other day had me quite worried. Do take the time and space to be well, it's important! And don't worry about regaining our trust; with many of us you have never lost it. Warm regards —Encephalon 10:14, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

And from another "almost stranger", I can echo what Mindspillage and Encaphalon have said. No need to worry about regaining trust — you haven't lost it. I'm so glad that you're back, and hope that you'll contribute as much or as little as you feel happy with in the near future. Thanks for all the good you've done on Wikipedia, and especially for the kind message you left on my talk page a few weeks ago. AnnH 21:19, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Northern cheer[edit]

Greetings from distant northern Cambridge. +sj + 21:02, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Reference Desk comment[edit]

Sleep deprivation helps me get work done, as I get too tired to be anxious, and my anxiety contributes significantly to procrastination. moink 21:26, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

You're a soul-mate. Jooler 10:32, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

Rape shield law[edit]

Sorry! I had an edit conflict. Noticed you fixed the link, I didn't notice that you change the start of the sentence. Thanks for doing it again. :-) FloNight talk 00:32, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Yes, it's going to take a long time to figure out the laws around the world. Think I'll start with human rights organizations. They should have something. A banned user that is wikistaking me started a stub article so it had to be deleted. Seeing that it was a very good topic, I decided to create it again and expand it. Your help will be very welcome :-) FloNight talk 01:21, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Hello from the Mediation Committee[edit]

Dear Mediators Emeriti:

I'm writing to all former/inactive mediators (now called "Mediators Emeriti" to emphasize the ability of any mediator to return at will to active participation on the Committee), to encourage each of you to share your wisdom and experience on the Committee by commenting on requests by new individuals to join the Committee.

The current Committee respects and appreciates the time you spent on the Committee, and the insight you can provide, and encourages you to take part in these discussions. Additionally, any mediator emeritus who has the time and would like to return to active mediation would be welcomed with great enthusiasm.

Yours respectfully, Essjay (TalkConnect) 02:26, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

(I recognize that many of you left the Committee to go on to other responsibilities, particularly Arbitration and the Board, but we still welcome your input on new committee members and encourage your participation. Please don't feel guilty if you cannot participate; we just want to remind everyone that they are welcome to do so.)


Regarding your comment on my comment in this article: just to set the record straight, I didn't add those comments originally, just tagged on top of them. Hey, if the house is already burning down, what does it matter if you throw a few more sticks in? And no, I don't think I'll be commenting further on the article or trying to get it deleted: it's just more evidence, if any were needed, of Wikipedia's uselessness as a reliable information resource and overall masturbatory nature. But hey, have a nice time contributing. ==ILike2BeAnonymous 20:12, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

Your RfA[edit]

Well madamoiselle, to be very frank, in this power hungry world, I never thought I would come across someone who would actually voluntarily step down from power for a suspected abuse of it. That requires a will power, that is generally absent in this world. Congrats on having it. If I can be of any assistance, do let me know. Jordy 19:15, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Request for Adminship[edit]

Your RfA has closed successfully, with a final tally of (86/0/0). As you already have a sysop flag, nothing further is required. Congratulations! Essjay (TalkConnect) 06:54, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

User Template test1a[edit]

Your edits to this template swapped the normal template to a version with your signature and pointing to a specific wiki article. It looks like you may have tried to revert it...on the off chance you don't know how to insert these templates, you just need to add {{subst:test1a})~~~~ to a user's talk page. 17:41, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

I did what????? Edited a template??? I don't remember doing that at all. Sorry about that, must have done something screwy I didn't intend. moink 21:30, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

RFA vote of confidence[edit]

Well, that went well! Congratulations (in case you had any doubt) from hydnjo talk 19:15, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Trading spaces[edit]

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Hello, Moink, thank you for signing up to participate in Esperanza's trading spaces program. As you requsted to have your user page renovated by another user, 9cds will be renovating your userpage. Please contact 9cds on their talk page about the renovating. The renovating will be listed at Wikipedia:Esperanza/Programs#Undergoing_Renovation, please feel free to update the status as it changes. Enjoy!

And I'm here! What sort of stuff would you like to see? -- 9cds(talk) 01:04, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]


Hello Moink, and thanks for voting in my recent RfA, which passed with a tally of (68/19/3). I appreciated your comments, which I hope to take on board in order to gain your respect in my work as an administrator. Best of luck in your continued editing of the encyclopedia! Sam Vimes 19:54, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

My (Mtz206) RfA[edit]

Lutherbibel.jpg Thanks for supporting me in my RFA. My Request was successful with 41 supports, 12 opposes and 5 neutrals, and I'll do my best to live up to your expectations. If in any point in the future you get the feeling I'm doing something wrong, do not hesitate to drop me a line. -- mtz206 (talk) 02:48, 22 June 2006 (UTC)


Congratulations Dolive21 14:15, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

User page[edit]

here it is! Lemme know if there's anything you don't like :) -- 9cds(talk) 20:54, 29 June 2006 (UTC)


Hi Moink, I found you at [[Wikimania:Lodging]], offering crash space and Sj recommended you as host. Can you accomodate me perhaps? I am a Japanese Wikipedian, but also active on meta and some others including English Wikiquote. My user pages are User:Aphaia, meta:User:Aphaia. Sofabed is fine for me, and I have interacted with Polimerek who asked you to accomodate him on the Net. Your answer within a day will be very appreciated (because of early registration oppotunity, sorry if my hope sounds too pushy). Thank you for your consideration. --Aphaia 17:09, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

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Hi, I would like to express my gratitude for your participation at my recent RfA. The final vote was 68/21/3 and resulted in me becoming an admin!

For those of you who supported my RfA, I highly appreciate your kind words and your trust in me. For those who opposed - many of you expressed valid concerns regarding my activity here; I will make an effort in addressing them as time goes on while at the same time using my admin tools appropriately. So, salamat, gracias, merci, ありがとう, спасибо, धन्यवाद, 多謝, agyamanak unay, شكرًا, cảm ơn, 감사합니다, mahalo, ขอบคุณครับ, go raibh maith agat, dziękuję, ευχαριστώ, Danke, תודה, mulţumesc, გმადლობთ, etc.! If you need any help, feel free to contact me.

PS: I took the company car (pictured left) out for a spin, and well... it's not quite how I pictured it. --Chris S. 23:21, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your RfA support![edit]

Double tulip blue.jpg Thanks for contributing to my successful RfA!
To the people who have supported my request: I appreciate the show of confidence in me and I hope I live up to your expectations!
To the people who opposed the request: I'm certainly not ignoring the constructive criticism and advice you've offered. I thank you as well!
♥! ~Kylu (u|t) 06:30, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
I'll work hard to make sure your faith in me was well-placed. :) ~Kylu (u|t) 06:30, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Wikimania Lodging[edit]

Hi, I saw that you listed yourself as having crash space available around the time of the Wikimania conference - do you have any space left? If so, what kind of dates would be possible? I'm currently looking for lodging on the nights of the 1st through the 3rd. You can contact me via e-mail (available through the 'E-mail this user' feature) or on my talk page, though e-mail would be preferable. Thank you very much for generously offering the space, regardless of whether it can work out! Sincerely, EPAstor 19:13, 22 July 2006 (UTC)


Do you want to help sort our Anthony out (I'm just a humble nuclear engineer at root) Bob aka Linuxlad 18:39, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

RE: Johnny Lee Clary - Please help[edit]

Hey there, my name is Nick, my username is Potters house and I have encountered a problem with trying to provide any information about Johnny Lee Clary. I have posted this post off to other staff members also. I am not sure if this is the best route to resolve this, but can think of no other way.

The article Johnny Lee Clary has been deleted. I have known Johnny through telephone conversations and email for a short time now (about 3-4 months). He recently came and shared his life story in for our church group for the first time just two weeks ago. Before I met Johnny I became interested in his story i.e. his conversion from the head of the KKK in the US, to being a Christian Minister who now teaches against race hate groups. I found the article Johnny Lee Clary as it still is today, deleted, except for some small talk. If you read the talk you see what I have said at the time (notice I have gotten no reply, probable my fault as I don’t know heaps about WIKI policy). From my understanding Johnny Lee Clary was posting as The KingOfDixie and looks like he tried to change a few things on Wiki concerning the KKK. While this is a controversial subject, Johnny being the former leader of the KKK would probably know a thing or two and be able to contibute, but that’s another story. He eventually made an article about himself i.e. Johnny Lee Clary. Johnny being quite new to Wiki and ignorant of rules of conduct found himself at odds with some admins and had his site deleted.

Whilst observing Johnny over the last 3-4 months I have noticed that he is very outspoken against race hate groups such as the Neo Nazis, Skinheads, KKK etc. This, more often than not, lands Johnny in the hot seat. He has experienced persecution from racist groups for his departure from the KKK and voiced opinions against these racist organizations on his webpage, Johnny has also received multiple death threats.

Because of his bold stance against these racist groups Johnny has become accustomed to hatred directed at him by those same groups. Johnny concluded that perhaps the guy who deleted the page Johnny Lee Clary was a white supremist. I am hoping to clear this up. Before he told me this, I started to create J L Clary, after hearing nothing from posting in user talk on Johnny Lee Clary's article. I wasn't 10 minutes into the J L Clary article when it was issued a deletion notice, and then before I had time to reply (about 5 minutes) it was deleted! I was amazed. I told this to Johnny and he said the main reason he was told that he couldn't have an article was because he was not prominent enough.

Johnny has a very famous testimony and has been on multiple TV shows like Oprah, Donahue, Jerry Springer, etc, and even recently when he preached in our town he made front page news, a double spread on his life, and the local ABC interviewed him live, which is not bad for our town (LISMORE NSW Australia) See .

When David Wilkerson came to our town hardly anyone knew or cared, yet David Wilkerson is allowed an article (and rightfully so), but more people know of Johnny. As to whether he is famous or not, just Google search him and see all the TV interviews and radio interviews he does. He hangs with some of the most prominent Christian leaders in Australia. Besides this, just being the former KKK leader should be enough for an article (he doesn't even get a mention in the KKK one, and would be deleted). He was also a Pro Wrestler. So he is prominent in Christian circles, he is prominent amongst race hate groups, and he is also prominent in the WWE wrestling.

Johnny asked me to test the waters for him to see if he was being persecuted by someone from a race hate group. So I created some sites, John Clary Wade Watts and Operation Colorblind - the name of Johnny's Ministry. These have been fine until yesterday. I cannot understand why these sites are just issued a deletion notice? Just because they mention JLC? I was hoping to discuss these things but they are just deleted. The one on Wade Watts is about a black gospel preacher who was one of the leaders in the civil rights movement in the US and was good friends with Martin Luther King. He took Johnny Clary under his wing and even ordained Johnny as a minister (to this day Johnny is the only white man ordained in the All Black Baptist Church). But his article is up for deletion because I mentioned Clary and had a link.

That is why I am writing to you to see if you can help. It seems to me that the person(s) deleting all articles which even mention Johnny Lee Clary has an agenda. I thought that wikipedia admins had to keep a neutral stance on every article. It seems like this guy has a vendetta against JLC. Why delete the Wade Watts article. That is guilt by association and could be proof that all deletions are because of racial discrimination! I hope this is not the case and would think that it is politically motivated, as Johnny is a strong supporter of George Bush and Antaeus Feldspar of Kerry.

See: This shows how Antaeus Feldspar supports Kerry, which is fine, but Johnny is a strong supporter of Bush.

My hope is that Johnny will be able to have an article like any other famous person, minister, former KKK leader, or pro wrestler, and that Johnny and anyone connected with him and his ministry will in future have certain rules set in place that do not allow the wholesale deletion of the articles associated with him, but that they will be at least discussed.

I thank you for reading this long winded post. I have only been using WIKI for about a year myself so I need your help, I don't really know what else to do. I hope you can help. I personally think that Johnny's story is one that is beneficial to the cause of reconciliation between races and to the3 unity of society as a whole. It would be a shame if WIKI became known for having covert racists. Of course I hope that this is a misunderstanding and that all will be cleared up soon.

Here are some links that might help. This shows how Antaeus Feldspar supports Kerry, which is fine, but Johnny is a strong supporter of Bush. Perhaps the bias is political and not racial?

The link for page: John Clary has already been deleted!

Please notice that his link was taken from the KKK site the same day:


Also note his contributions: Featured articles: · African American literature -- My first featured article. Thanks to everyone who gave feedback. While I didn't start the article, I obsessed on it for an entire month and wrote most of the copy. · Ku Klux Klan -- I began work on this article after it became a featured article. Since then I've mediated several editorial disputes on the article (including one of which kept the article from being delisted as a FA) and made a large number of edit. Potters house 00:24, 27 July 2006 (UTC) Nick.

Address (not email)[edit]

Hi, Moink! Thank you for your kindly allowance to let me lodge at yours. Could you ask the address of your room? US Imigration wants to know where I lodge and I need to inform them before arrival, my airlines said. Your reply by email will be very appreciated. --Aphaia 05:07, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

And not only for those officials, I need to know it to invade your nest ... my scheduled arrival at Logan will be around 10PM on August 3. --Aphaia 08:30, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

Lodging / Wikimania[edit]

I have noticed you are listed under 'Crash space available' for Wikimania and I need a place to stay for one day after the conference (the night of Monday 7th - my dorm reservartions ends on Monday and I have a flight on Tuesday to Poland) I thought I drop you a line and see if this can work out?-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  20:16, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, I will appreciate that.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  13:50, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

I hope all is well[edit]

Moink: We have had some emails in the past. I noticed that you have not been active recently. I hope that all is well with your studies. I am now aware that User:Jnc is no longer physically at MIT, but I still hope that he will return someday. -- PinkCake 22:56, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Fluid Dynamics Project[edit]

I have created {{Fluid}} and the relevant categories. Can you come up with an image to use and can we start tagging articles. I think this will (hopefully) mean that if people move into this section (or away from it) it will be easier to keep track of what has been done and what needs to be done. Is this a good idea, have you any feedback? Rex the first talk | contribs 23:14, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

MIT Assassins' Guild[edit]

Hi there, the above article has been re-nominated for deletion discussion. Please feel free to join in the discussion. thanks, Bwithh 00:08, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Survey Invitation[edit]

Hi there, I am a research student from the National University of Singapore and I wish to invite you to do an online survey about Wikipedia. To compensate you for your time, I am offering a reward of USD$10, either to you or as a donation to the Wikimedia Foundation. For more information, please go to the research home page. Thank you. --WikiInquirer 22:25, 3 March 2007 (UTC)talk to me

Fluid Dynamics[edit]

Just to let you know that I've added a request to update a link on the project page. Seeing that the activity is rather low, I thought I'd inform one of the editors aswell. ʍαμ$ʏ5043 16:26, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Unspecified source for Image:Bobcurbeam.jpg[edit]

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Hi, I just happened to notice this edit to your user page. [1] Congrats on getting your PhD. Cheers. olderwiser 01:53, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

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Your gradient question[edit]

I finally figured out your adjoint method problem, although I'm not entirely sure I have the result in the form you'd want. I saw the question when you first posted it, but got hung up on the issue of until just now. The question is about to scroll off the top of the page, so I thought I'd try to draw your attention to it. --Tardis (talk) 19:02, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

ADD and the like[edit]

Hey Moink,

thanks for your reply on the motivation topic - just wanted to drop a little line. Judging from your user page, you seem like a really smart, interesting and warm-hearted person to me - aside from ADD we may have quite a bit in common as I'm a science and flying nerd too... well, I sucked in CFD equations, not because of intellectual capability but of concentration issues =P. Did you ever have similar problems? If you like we could have some conversation (yeah, I'm pretty busy too), on my side there are at least some good tips and maybe you'd like to exchange some? =) Just drop me some contact data (Mail/IM of your choice) on my talk page if you're interested! Yours, Amadeus (Düsseldorf, Germany) Endymi0n (talk) 06:40, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Buskers[edit]

I have nominated Category:Buskers (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at the discussion page. Thank you. Ten Pound Hammer and his otters(Broken clamshellsOtter chirps) 19:58, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Jan Hendrik Schön[edit]

Hi Moink, I have a question. In the course of editing, I've been forcibly struck by the fact that sections of Jan Hendrik Schön that you added in early 2004 are word-for-word identical to sections of Dan Agin's book Junk Science, published in 2007. Given the dates, it seems more likely that he took the material from Wikipedia than that you took the material from something that he wrote, but I would be interested in getting your input on this before pursuing it any further. I don't intend any negative consequences for you one way or the other; I would just like to know. Regards, Looie496 (talk) 00:09, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

regarding your article edit of conformal mapping[edit]

Hii...i am a student from Iowa State University, and am working on modelling the electric field due to a point charge infront of a curved plate. I saw that you mention this could be done by conformal mapping. But could you kindly inform me how to go about it. I understand that it would be possible for you to show it directly, but would it be possible for you to provide me with some starting point?


Arindam —Preceding unsigned comment added by Amukherjee1985 (talkcontribs) 17:49, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Reviving Wikipedia:WikiProject Physics/Taskforces/Fluid dynamics[edit]

Crownest has expressed interest in reviving this. Since you were a member of the FD project (now converted into a taskforce), I'm wondering if you'd be a part of the Taskforce. The taskforce is undergoing a significant overhaul at the moment, and by the end of it, it should be fairly easy to get around and there should be a nifty compendium of useful tools for people interested in FD. Headbomb {ταλκκοντριβς – WP Physics} 10:54, 26 February 2009 (UTC)