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Not again

iBen, you deleted my 15th - 17th century years in Italy page. Why? Yes I know it was a bunch of red links (which would have become blue if you had given me the time) and I know it was only links and redirects but if you go on Years in France or Years in Ireland and many more, it's just the same. Could you please find a way of restoring that information?--Theologiae (talk) 09:02, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

I didn't delete it. Some admin did. See Wikipedia:Why was my page deleted?.--iBendiscuss 23:39, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

"Delete lousy articles"?

Hello again! I saw the above comment on your userpage and would like to offer a suggestion: try improving lousy articles instead of nominating them for deletion :). Many articles of the PJTF, for instance. Speaking of the PJTF, I thought a compromise would suffice for the task force page... check out the page and see what you think. Another task force member was not happy to see the big titles gone, so I re-added them. Also, I took away the green and tried to make it look more sparse and plain, but added the borders to try to help centralize the person's attention to the text. Happy new year! Airplaneman talk 04:23, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

How do you quote books?

Hi iBen. There is an article, the Italian modern and contemporary art on which I need to quote a book in order to prove that what I'm saying is reliable. How do you do that? Cheers and reply--Theologiae (talk) 10:57, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

I'm looking... Doing...--iBendiscuss 00:25, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
Look's like you got an answer on your talk page. X mark.svg Not done--iBendiscuss 00:25, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
If you would like to add a quote, use {{Quotation}}.Yes check.svg Done--iBendiscuss 00:25, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
Otherwise, you can use RefTools in your prefs.--iBendiscuss 03:47, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

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Yes check.svg Done--iBendiscuss 03:17, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

Cosmic Puffin

Hi IBen, I see our conversations regarding the Cosmic Puffin page have now been archived. I was wondering what you thought of the current version of the page. Do you think it is ready to share with the world again? I am really keen to get a link on the website and on the forum/myspace/facebook pages for folks to be able to add to it accordingly. Like I mentioned before, I have no intention of being the sole contributer to it! I have valued your input and advice on the page so far and regret not being able to get into the irc chat at the same time of day/night as you. I have left in the 'tags'(?) that were placed for things I had issues addressing and would welcome suggestions on how I can deal with those (please refer to our archived correspondance to see where I ran into problems). If you think that I have addressed them well enough, or clarified why they cannot be addressed, then please remove those 'tags'(?). regards Sideards (talk) 20:10, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

I won't be around till the weekend. Please ask someone else until then. Thanks!--iBendiscuss 23:59, 6 January 2010 (UTC)
Just wanted to say: nice job! Looks much better. It is ready for other editors to come and add info, so I am moving it back into Wikipedia as Cosmic Puffin Festival!--iBendiscuss 02:13, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
A picture would be nice. Check out commons! Also, my page is automatically archived.--iBendiscuss 02:15, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
Also, please fill this out and put on page:--iBendiscuss 02:59, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
Mono/Archive 2
Thank you for the 'exceptional newcomer award' it really put a smile on my face. I am looking into selecting an appropriate picure for the page now. I have added the infobox too. Your help has been of vast use to me and, looking back on my initial writing, has made for a far better page. Thanks again Sideards (talk) 21:05, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
Gald to work with you! If you have any questions or need my help, I'll be here!--iBendiscuss 02:15, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Secret Page!

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This user has found  Airplaneman 's secret hidden sub page! Can you find it? Version: 2

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Found it! Now find mine!

--iBendiscuss 01:04, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Google Quick Search Box Info

Hey iben,

Thanks for the page on QSB (Google_Quick_Search_Box). Just had some basic comments for expanding it:

Operating System Compatibility
 - The iPhone version of QSB is based on the same code as Mac-QSB hence the comments in the source. The layer that underlies the two projects is called the Vermilion.framework (all files in Vermilion start with the HGS prefix).
 - QSB exists on Windows as well, with a different codebase. http://lifehacker.com/5159851/install-google-toolbar-6-get-quick-search-box.
 - The Android QSB UI is based directly on the Mac-QSB UI.

Google Desktop did not offer a plugin API.

There is an SDK to work with QSB, so yes... there is far more leeway to expand QSB.

Thanks again for the article.

Dmaclach (talk) 17:26, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome! I didn't create the page, however I did add quite a bit including the screenshot.--iBendiscuss 01:20, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Did you mean to ask for full protection on your userpage?

That seems strange to me, as it would mean you yourself couldnt edit them. -- Soap Talk/Contributions 02:42, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

I'm sorry. I was using Twinkle and ended up selecting the wrong option. No, I just wanted semi-protection. Face-smile.svg Thank you for not protecting it!--iBendiscuss 02:57, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
Well I'm not an administrator; I just watch the page so that I can add articles that get denied to my watchlist. -- Soap Talk/Contributions 03:00, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
Oh, well! Thanks anyways!--iBendiscuss 03:00, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
I noticed on your userpage you have a banner saying "Say yes to flagged revisions." What are flagged revisions?--iBendiscuss 03:02, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
I suppose a quick way to summarize it would be to say that Flagged Revisions is like semi-protection, except that non-autoconfirmed people's edits will be held for review rather than simply being denied the ability to edit the page. For more, read WP:FLR. -- Soap Talk/Contributions 03:22, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
I support that!--iBendiscuss/contribsHow's my driving? 03:24, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Sorting Party

Anyone want to sort through this code and help me make it work?--iBendiscuss/contribsHow's my driving? 03:52, 9 January 2010 (UT


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Hello

Hello. This is a test. --68.104.158.220 (talk) 04:08, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Test

This is a test.-- iBendiscuss/contribsHow's my driving? 04:42, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Best Video On Commons

I think this is the best video on commons. What about you?--iBendiscuss/contribsHow's my driving? 05:04, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

You're absolutely right.

When I saw that an experienced editor had created the article as a joke, I had intended to restore it...but I'd gotten distracted and I forgot to do so. I'll do so immediately with my apologies. --PMDrive1061 (talk) 06:03, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Yep, I didn't mean it to be vandalism.--iBendiscuss/contribsHow's my driving? 18:54, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

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Test

This is a test! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.104.158.220 (talk) 03:32, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

Harvey Whittemore

Hello, IBen, I'm currently in the process of writing this article, for which I have a good 20 or 30 sources. Should take me a while to transfer all of my notes, but everything will be sourced. Thanks for your interest. Keepcalmandcarryon (talk) 20:27, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

OK! I'll check back later.-- iBendiscuss/contribsHow's my driving? 20:28, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
Finished for now. I have additional references, but I believe everything is currently sourced. Keepcalmandcarryon (talk) 21:35, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
Looks good!

Got it...

It looks as if someone else was tagging it at about the time I was deleting it...thanks for the heads-up!  :) --PMDrive1061 (talk) 20:32, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome!--iBendiscuss/contribsHow's my driving? 20:34, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

Adoption

Hello! Thank you for offering to adopt me! Can you let me know which buttons to press in order to agree as I am not sure. Thank you.—Preceding unsigned comment added by EdGilmour (talkcontribs)

(edit conflict)I'm not sure that there are any buttons to press. I'll get back to you soon.--iBendiscuss/contribsHow's my driving? 20:58, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
-- iBendiscuss/contribsHow's my driving? 21:01, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
(edit conflict)no problem, thanks.—Preceding unsigned comment added by EdGilmour (talkcontribs)
How much do you know about Wikipedia? What are your interests?--iBendiscuss/contribsHow's my driving? 21:07, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
I know that Wikipedia has copyright issues etc., guidelines and is run by volunteers. I have read the basic tutorials and some of rules (e.g. citing sources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citing_sources). Hobby is reading.EdGilmour (talk) 21:11, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
(edit conflict)There are many ways to contribute. See Wikipedia:Contributing_to_Wikipedia. I'll be back on later.--iBendiscuss/contribsHow's my driving? 21:19, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Like reading? Try WP:NOVELS!-- iBendiscuss/contribsHow's my driving? 02:38, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

PJTF

Hello iBen. Thanks for making the PJTF page look barren once more ;). I don't mind that much, but removing constructive comments is unacceptable, per the talk page guidelines. Please be more careful next time. Also, can you please help us in improving our main article, Percy Jackson & the Olympians? We have lots to do, as detailed on the talk page. Regards, Airplaneman talk 21:39, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

It was not my intention to remove any comments. I just went to the page and all comments were there.-- iBendiscuss/contribsHow's my driving? 21:46, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
Not sure-- iBendiscuss/contribsHow's my driving? 21:50, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
The comments removed are highlighted in the diff. There were three of them, all mine. Just to let you know so it doesn't happen next time :). Airplaneman talk 22:27, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
Still Not sure. Anyways, I am sorry.-- iBendiscuss/contribsHow's my driving? 22:33, 10 January 2010 (UTC)


Replaceable fair use File:Ft_Lowell_Aspen_Lane.JPG

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As I said on the talkpage, I created this image. I do not know why you want to delete it.-- iBendiscuss/contribsHow's my driving? 02:32, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

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This is a test!--iBendiscuss/contribsReplied here? 00:10, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

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Regarding adoption

I am really pleased by the offer you gave to get adopted by you. I hope to get maximum help from you and hope to be good friends apart from learning the methods of editing..

Regards
gursimar singh MOHAR (talk) 12:00, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Article review

Hello!

Please would you review this draft: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:EdGilmour/William_F._Ruprecht

Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by EdGilmour (talkcontribs) 00:52, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Looks good!-- iBendiscuss/contribsHow's my driving? 00:56, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
thanksEdGilmour (talk) 05:08, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Editor review

Please watchlist the page. Inefficient to continue leaving talkback messages. –blurpeace (talk) 03:12, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

If you don't want me to use TB messages please say so. I do not like using the watchlist.-- iBendiscuss/contribsReplied here? 03:21, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
I didn't say to never use talkback. I said, as a common courtesy, watchlist the page so that reviewers will not have to constantly leave talkback messages. –blurpeace (talk) 03:23, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
What good does that do if I don't ever look at my watchlist?-- iBendiscuss/contribsReplied here? 03:24, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
... Maybe you ought to?  fetchcomms 03:28, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Message?

Yes? Also, please remove the fake message at top, people have been blocked for that, and the second link goes nowhere.  fetchcomms 03:13, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Note that I have already commented on that at the ER, fetchcomms. –blurpeace (talk) 03:14, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
It was after I replied, so I didn't see it :(  fetchcomms 03:19, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
You're one to talk, fetchcomms... See User:Fetchcomms/Miscellany... -- iBendiscuss/contribsReplied here? 03:23, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
That's because it's not a visible page, like your talk page is. I'm the only one who uses that page.  fetchcomms 03:28, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
You have a link to it, anyone can get to it, I looked at it. There's another page there too.--iBendiscuss/contribsReplied here? 03:29, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────... I have a link... for myself.... so I don't have to manually type it in every time? I mean, anyone can get to other pages for my own use by using Special:PrefixIndex too. What other page there too?  fetchcomms 03:31, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Tu quoque? –blurpeace (talk) 03:34, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
Unfortunately, I am a hypocrite.  fetchcomms 03:38, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

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Messages

I don't see any "add your username" to click and I'm not sure why I want to leave a tb if I didn't reply at my talk page... replied at ER.

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What are you talking about?-- iBendiscuss/contribsReplied here? 03:35, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
On the ER, you said to click the link when I replied.... which I did. With the above results.  fetchcomms 03:38, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
Whatever...-- iBendiscuss/contribsReplied here? 23:36, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

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Doing...-- iBendiscuss/contribsReplied here? 05:30, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
Not sure-- iBendiscuss/contribsReplied here? 05:35, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

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Yes check.svg Done-- iBendiscuss/contribsReplied here? 05:30, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

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Yes check.svg Done-- iBendiscuss/contribsReplied here? 05:30, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

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Can you copypaste from copyright if you quote?

I was wondering iBen, if you have to quote a source, i.e. using the exact same words, can you copy and paste from it, even if it is copyright? Reply--Theologiae (talk) 15:29, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

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Yes, it does help. Thank you--Theologiae (talk) 09:23, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

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Yes check.svg Done-- iBendiscuss/contribsReplied here? 05:30, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
I'm not "picking on you" - these images appeared on either Category:Non-free Wikipedia files with red backlink or one of the other cleanup categories I watch... just look at my contributions to note the multiple image taggin' this evening. -and the templates are the regular twinkle's, that give you all of the information needed to fix the files/issue quickly. Skier Dude (talk) 05:43, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
Take a look at File:Google QSB.png. Is it tagged properly?-- iBendiscuss/contribsReplied here? 21:08, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
Looks good- thanks for following up on those. Skier Dude (talk) 03:44, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
You're welcome!-- iBendiscuss/contribsReplied here? 22:19, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done-- iBendiscuss/contribsReplied here? 22:19, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

what on earth are you talking about?

what articles am I vandalizing? maybe you haven't noticed the dozen of image uploads I have done for the 2010 Haiti Earthquake page. Please get a clue...

and if you are talking about MY talk page, yes those ip's are MY ip's when I edit without logging in... DUH if you think this is a sock then run a trace and you will see all the ip's are the same LOL! Fancy-cats-are-happy-cats (talk) 00:10, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

like this 66.220.124.56 (talk) 00:11, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
-- iBendiscuss/contribsReplied here? 00:16, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
wow you must be new... please realize you did not use good faith yourself when you didn't perform any warning or intermediate actions, before reporting my long-standing editing history to the sock board... anyways I hope you relize you've bitten off more than you can chew here... and more to the point I would like an actual explanation of your actions and not more wikilawyering thanx. 66.220.124.56 (talk) 00:24, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
When you can speak in English, use the same username, be polite, stop with the insults I'll be here and perfectly willing to work this out. However, in the meantime please see WP:SOCK:

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Deletion methods

Vanezza had a speedy deletion tag on it. Why on earth did you feel it necessary to start an AfD discussion? — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 03:56, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Before User:Vanezza put a speedy delteion tag on it, I marked it for AFD, not knowing about the subject. -- iBendiscuss/contribsReplied here? 22:46, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Kornizon had no deletion tag. You could have been bold and used {{db-hoax}}. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 05:22, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

I should have! I did not really know much about the subject. In the future, I'll be bold.-- iBendiscuss/contribsReplied here? 22:46, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Signature length

See my comments here and reduce your signature below 255 characters. –xenotalk 01:10, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

My edit to your signature subpage (which violates WP:SIG#NT, fwiw) was not vandalism, it was done to reduce your signature below 255 characters to comply with the guideline on signature length. Please amend your signature to be 255 characters or less or you may be blocked for disruptive editing. –xenotalk 23:10, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
My signature is under 255 characters! {{SUBST:User:iBen/beanbag}} See?-- iBendiscuss/contribs 23:12, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
(ignoring the fact that it is, now, only because I re-implemented my change to your sig) - your signature must be 255 characters or less after the subst expansion. And technically, you shouldn't really be subst'ing a subpage in the first place. –xenotalk 23:14, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
re [1] - I have no doubt that your actions here are conducted in good faith, that doesn't mean you can ignore WP:SIG#LENGTH. I see from the above that you have simply misunderstood what the length requirement means. Please ensure your expanded signature (as it appears in the wikitext after saving the page) is 255 characters or less in the future. Thanks, –xenotalk 23:21, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
What is wrong with having a few more letters?-- iBendiscuss/contribsReplied here? 23:20, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
It takes up too much room in the edit window, and frankly, the talkback preload is unnecessary. –xenotalk 23:21, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
Here's a good solution! Why don't you help me with a better [shorter] signature? -- {{SUBST:User:iBen/lrythgyusjfks}} 23:22, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
Isn't that what I tried to do by editing your signature subpage directly? I see you've instead ignored my advice and undid my suggested change again, so I've deleted your signature subpages per WP:SIG#NT. One suggestion would be to create a subpage User:Ben/tb that links to the preload - this would take up less characters than using a full url . –xenotalk 23:23, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Please stop templating me, I know the policies. If you have something to say, write it out. Your new signature is cute (if a bit pointy), but you might want to click "raw signature" so that it appears correctly. –xenotalk 23:28, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I get tired of templates too! Have a nice day...-- IBen (talk) 23:31, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
You too... This: <big>[[User:iBen|iBen]]<sup>[[User talk:iBen|discuss]]</sup>/<sub>[[Special:Contributions/IBen|contribs]]</sub><span style="border:1px solid #ffa500;background:#ffce7b;"><small>[[User talk:iBen/tb|Replied here?]]</small></span></big> is under 255 characters. You would just need to place a link at User talk:iBen/tb that linked the talkback preload. But imho, most regulars who are going to send you a talkback will probably just use something like WP:FRIENDLY to add it rather than a confusing preload. –xenotalk 23:34, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks!-- IBen (talk) 23:35, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
No problem. –xenotalk 23:35, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Did something wrong?

Something I did wrong on this page, PlanetPol? Does this also occur on this page, ZIMPOL/CHEOPS? Thanks, Marasama (talk) 23:38, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Just a little vague. Add some more info/descriptions. Good stubs; might be nice to have. Add {{hangon}} to the pages. Thanks!-- IBen (talk) 23:40, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
Hi iBen, you may remember me from such threads as "#Signature length". A1 is actually not appropriate in these cases. While admittedly very short, these articles have enough context to identify the subject. Though don't worry, I used to use A1 incorrectly too. =) –xenotalk 23:42, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
Oops! What should I have used?  :? In addition, how should I help this user?-- IBen (talk) 23:43, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
These may be best served as redirects to Methods of detecting extrasolar planets, but I am not an expert in the subject area. Probably best not to speedy, maybe proposed merge? –xenotalk 23:46, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
Yep! Sounds good...-- IBen (talk) 23:47, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

tags

How many welcome templates do you really think I need? 98.248.32.44 (talk) 23:43, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Just wanted to encourage you to create an account. I saw you just tagged an article (beating me to it) and I thought using WP:Twinkle might be helpful. Also, there are many benefits! See WP:ACCOUNT!-- IBen (talk) 23:46, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks but no. 98.248.32.44 (talk) 23:50, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Deletion of Barton Road Swing Bridge

IBen, I would like to ask you whether you could cancel your deletion plans for my article on the Barton Road Swing Bridge. It is unique in it's design and has also had an impact on the area's history and the daily lives of the working people there. I live in the area, as do most of my relatives and a lot of the people I know in life, and was looking up local landmarks on this site. I was mildly surprised to find that it was barely mentioned on wikipedia at all and seeing that the Barton Swinging Aquaduct was mentioned I thought I would give justice to it if I wrote an article about this prominent landmark. Also, many other people have added to it and it would be a shame for them if it were to be deleted. Thanks for reading my rambling message and good wishes.

Diictodon 01 (talk) 17:03, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

See below!-- IBen (talk) 22:23, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Barton Road Swing Bridge deletion plans

IBen, I have decided to post this to ask not to go ahead with the deletion of the Barton Road Swing Bridge article. It is quite unique as a swing bridge due to it's different pivoting mechanism and it has had a deep impact on the surrounding community since it's completion over a hundred years ago. I live in the area and was looking on this site for landmarks near my residence and I was mildly surprised. Seeing that it was not mentioned and the Barton Swing Aquaduct was I decided to give the prominebt landmark some justice by writing an article about it. Cheers for reading my long rambling post and good wishes.

Diictodon 01 (talk) 17:11, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

I'll look it over and get back to you!-- IBen (talk) 22:10, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
You added much more info. You'll be happy to know that it has been decided to keep the article. The reason I marked it for deletion is that you did not have much info that would make it notable. See this diff. I'm glad you improved it! -- IBen (talk) 22:21, 20 January 2010 (UTC)


F&I

Did you really mean to put that in Miscellany for Deletion?  Glenfarclas  (talk) 23:35, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I did. Why do you ask?-- iBentalk/contribs 23:37, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
Because MfD is for "problematic pages in the namespaces outside the main namespace."  Glenfarclas  (talk) 23:39, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
Whoops...-- iBentalk/contribs 23:40, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
Not sure what to do.-- iBentalk/contribs 23:40, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
Don't worry, I'll non-admin close it, you can remove the template from F&I. I bet the speedy will stick, but if not then PROD or AFD.  Glenfarclas  (talk) 23:43, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
The speedy probably will stick. Thanks!-- iBentalk/contribs 23:44, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────All right, that should be taken care of. For what it's worth, though, if it has to go to AfD I doubt that "butchered" will be a sufficient reason to delete—the answer to that is WP:SOFIXIT. The problem is that it's vague and unnecessary, and to the extent you can figure it out, it's half dictdef and half what appears to be an advertisement (though it's tough to tell).  Glenfarclas  (talk) 23:56, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Sig

Above I said make sure you click "raw signature" then remembered that it's not called that anymore. Make sure you click "Sign my name exactly as shown" if you are putting wikicode into your signature field in prefs. You need to make sure to have valid wiki and html code or it won't work. Let me know if you need help with that. –xenotalk 17:00, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

OK, got it! Just to let you know, I'm not that new.-- IBen (talk) 22:24, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
Yea, I know, I was just wondering why you didn't fix your sig yet to make the "i" in "iBen" small =) –xenotalk 22:25, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
Just did!-- iBentalk/contribs 22:31, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
Looks good =) –xenotalk 22:32, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Windows 98

I'm am not writing a dictionary; I am writing a quick reference to games that work on windows 98. I will continue to do so till the end of time! --Huge234 (talk) 23:09, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Actually, I didn't say that your article was a dictionary entry. I made sure to assume good faith as well. By the way, you won't continue to do so until the end of time. See the blocking policy.-- iBentalk/contribs 23:30, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
It is real and will help people if it gets bigger. --Huge234 (talk) 01:25, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
Please see Wikipedia:Criteria_for_speedy_deletion#A10. It duplicates Index of Windows games.-- iBentalk/contribs 03:23, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

That is broad. This is only for windows 98. On that page it does not tell you what kind of windows it runs on. --Huge234 (talk) 03:51, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

Re: Image

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Please be careful

This warning you issued was very bitey. The user had userfied a page and the redirect just needed to be deleted as a technicality; there was really no wrongdoing here. The user has been quite constructive. Constructive users don't deserve a 4im warning level. Unless there's a serious, obvious level of disruption going on, it's better to use one of the levels that assume good faith (levels 1 and 2) first. Anyway, thanks for patrolling and keep up the good catches. --Shirik (Questions or Comments?) 01:28, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Hello! I must of accidentally clicked the wrong category. I'll be back to apologize to the user; that was not my intention.-- iBentalk/contribsIf you reply here, please place {{talkback}} on my page. 01:31, 23 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks --Shirik (Questions or Comments?) 01:32, 23 January 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for explaining. Cheers! —Ecw.Technoid.Dweeb | contributions | talk | ☮✌☮ 01:34, 23 January 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done-- iBentalk/contribsIf you reply here, please place a talkback notification on my page. 01:35, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Bite

You saw User User talk:Mughalnz/Archive1 and slapped a deletion tag on it. That was pure biting. Surely you realised that it was meant to be User talk:Mughalnz/Archive1? The proper thing to do was to move it. Please think in future. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 04:54, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Talk about biting! "Please think in future." Why are you implying that I can't think? Second, I had no idea what it was from. -- iBentalk/contribsIf you reply here, please place a talkback notification on my page. 04:56, 23 January 2010 (UTC)
It means give it more then a cursory glance. This was a issue that clearly shouldn't have been nominated. Just make sure you aren't nominating in error. Hell In A Bucket (talk) 05:26, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Products manufactured in Australia

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John Stephen Dwyer/Sandbox

Hi. I've declined your speedy tagging of John Stephen Dwyer/Sandbox, since A7 applies only to articles, not pages in userspace. Cheers, Olaf Davis (talk) 13:35, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Argh, sorry - I've just realised it was in article space. For some reason I saw a non-existent 'User:' prefix at the front. I've userfied it to User:John Stephen Dwyer/Sandbox 2. Sorry for my mistake! Olaf Davis (talk) 13:55, 23 January 2010 (UTC)
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Speedy deletion

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Talkback

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Followup ... you said "Done" but didn't change the rationale on the barnstar ... I'd like to move it to my "shiny things" section, but it looks a little lame to accept a barnstar for one block :) - Dank (push to talk) 05:06, 24 January 2010 (UTC)
C'mon! Whatever...-- iBentalk/contribsIf you reply here, please place a talkback notification on my page. 05:07, 24 January 2010 (UTC)
Fixed it!-- iBentalk/contribsIf you reply here, please place a talkback notification on my page. 05:08, 24 January 2010 (UTC)
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Thanks! - Dank (push to talk) 05:12, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Narragansett Paw Waw Medicine Circle

Hello IBen. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Narragansett Paw Waw Medicine Circle, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: The article makes a credible assertion of importance or significance, sufficient to pass A7. Thank you. GedUK  12:23, 24 January 2010 (UTC)