User talk:Mushroom/Archive 2

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Your thankyou note

Hi, just noticed your thankyou note for voters of your rfa on User talk:Shreshth91. The image in that message is a fair use image and not appropriate to be displayed in those messages. Just thought I should let you know, --Gurubrahma 14:55, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Thank you for telling me, I hadn't noticed it. I should have checked before using it. I will change it immediately with another image. Mushroom 15:02, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Goldman Band

Goldman Band needs attention. I blocked the IP that was making the rant-like edits about some member or other, but don't want to cross WP:3RR myself to put the article back into its more neutral state. Thanks. Jkelly 17:56, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks. I suspect that some "editorial" decisions about that article are being influenced by something outside Wikipedia. Jkelly 18:09, 14 December 2005 (UTC)
You're welcome. I agree with you about that, we should carefully watch this article. Mushroom 18:18, 14 December 2005 (UTC)


Can you please explain to my why my links were removed? using IP I have read the conditions and only posted links to relevant materials you have removed links to topics that have similar links eg. Soap making under soap. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Craftbits (talkcontribs) 14:05, 15 December 2005

User talk:

Mushroom, could I ask that yourself and other Wikipedia admins please take note of the topic subject in User_talk: relating to the ISP's transparent proxy? Or at least ensure that the notice is not removed, as it is the 3rd time now that I have responded to this issue of admins/counter-vandalism noticing an IP address used by several thousand users. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 14:57, 15 December 2005

Thank you, I have highlighted the message and I will make sure it is not removed. Mushroom 15:04, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

EffK is forced to Abandon a Corrupted Wikipedia

I refer you to my response of a few moments ago at 15 December [[1]], EffK 02:08, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

I don't know why you've posted this here, but if I can help you in any way please tell me. Mushroom 08:19, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

Ken Kutaragi

I'm requesting your opnion about this dispute. Lot of POV-Pushing, the article is currently blocked. --GroundZero 00:10, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

you seem to have an iteresting perspective on batman

say your opinion on the discussion page, i care for it--T-man, the Wise Scarecrow 22:44, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

Just a random question

You have on your user page that you like anything to do with music. I have a question for you then mush (hopefully, you'll know the answer, it's driving me mad!!) ... I've heard a peice of music from an old Ren and Stimpy episode (Black Hole/Stimpy's Invention) and i should know the title, seeing as how i hummed the rest after hearing the first staff, but no luck. i've uploaded it to Here (hosted by to see if ANYONE online knows the composer or title of where this music is from. --Wallaby 08:45, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

Unfortunately I don't know the answer, though I think I have heard it somewhere... Mushroom 22:46, 25 December 2005 (UTC)


I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. --Bhadani 17:11, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

Re: Yu-Gi-Oh! GX minor characters

The discussion in the talk page has ended so please unlock the page once you get back from your break. Geg 15:29, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

I have unprotected it. Mushroom 01:34, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

Article on Mussolini

Dear Mushroom,

On Dec. 13 2005 I did a small change on the article dedicated to Benito Mussolini. Indeed the article mentionned that BM was freed from Gran Sasso by a "spectacular raid commanded by Kurt Student".

I added that, this raid was "commanded by Kurt Student, and led by die-hard commando Otto Skorzeny".

Why did you delete this change ? Pls. advise. Regards, G999B —Preceding unsigned comment added by G999b (talkcontribs) 10:53, 5 January 2006

I reverted it because it is disputed (please see the article's talk page). User:Denniss says that Skorzeny didn't lead the commando. If you have a reliable source, please discuss this on the talk page, then add it back. Thank you. Mushroom 19:09, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

G999B : Thank you for your clarifications Mushroom. I believe Deniss is wrong, I will come back with reliable sources. Best regards, g999b

G999B : Hi Mushroom :) I have tried to expose my POV in the talk page, pls. have a look when you find time. Regards g999b

Rfa thanks

Hello Mushroom. Thank you for supporting my Rfa! I will try my best to be a good administrator. Please ask me if you need any help. --a.n.o.n.y.m t 17:43, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

User:Michael Leunig and Michael Leunig

Thank you for dealing with this user. This is the last kind of stuff we need :) -- SusanLarson (User Talk, New talk, Contribs) 05:49, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome, but... I just added the Indefblockeduser template to his user page :) You should thank User:Anonymous editor, who blocked him. And thanks for reporting him! Mushroom 06:00, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Mac OS X

I take offense that you say the Criticism section of Mac OS X is "probably incorrect". It is accurate. Look at for more information on the Unix trademark, and why Mac OS X (and Linux and BSD) cannot legally be called Unix. – Andyluciano 18:14, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Nevermind, just saw your post in the talk page. – Andyluciano 18:27, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

China, Russia and copyright problems

All news papers real or electronic can be used anywhere if you state from what day and what paper it is so removeing them by saying it is copywrite protected is wrong

I wont add the info just yet and give you some time to look up copywrites and newspapers

Deng 00.11, 13 January 2006 CET

Please read Wikipedia's official fair use policy. It says:
In general, extensive quotation of copyrighted news materials (such as newspapers and wire services), movie scripts, or any other copyrighted text is not fair use and is prohibited by Wikipedia policy.
This is because:
  • The fair use law says that you have to consider "the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole".
  • All the text that you put on Wikipedia becomes licensed under the GFDL license, so it becomes free for anyone to use. You can't take a copyrighted article and make it free, that's illegal.
Mushroom 16:37, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

Wiki is just palying safe, in the real world you can use anything from news papers as long as you state which paper and what date BUT since wiki plays safe so will I, I will just use the nummbers from the article this must be within the limits of fair use, even when wiki plays it safe. Deng 04.05, 14 January 2006 CET

That's ok, thank you. Mushroom 03:25, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

Ok I want to add all of this:

(This text is not needed anymore)

Since wiki plays it safe i cant add this but the text is so accurate and so exact that i dont know how to re write it so that it sounds good, do you have any ideas. Deng 05.30, 14 January 2006 CET

I'm thinking about it, unfortunately I don't know much about economy... Mushroom 02:04, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

I have been thinking since the information is exact and has no point of views it cant be considered stealing because the information is so correct, if you read it all it is just facts no oppinion no nothing just facts, so I see no problem in just copying it all because it is all facts and they are all exact and have no POV Deng 03.55, 15 January 2006 CET

I'm sorry, but legally it doesn't matter if it's so correct, the problem is that we can't use the exact same words. But maybe you could write a message on the articles' talk pages and see what other editors think about it: someone else could be able to rewrite and add that information. Mushroom 03:06, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Ok will try that but if some one says the world is round and then uses those exact words in an article this does not mean no one else can use those exact words. I do believe it is not copy write breaching because those are just facts and they have no comments or nothing just because i say the world is round does not ban every one on earth from saying the world is round and just because some one says China is now Russia’s fourth largest trade partner does not ban the whole world from saying China is now Russia’s fourth largest trade partner because it is the truth those are the exact facts. Deng 08.00, 15 January 2006 CET

I rewrote the text, and i do believe that the texted can be fitted into the term fair use

Will add it to trade in russian and chinese economy

here is the text

(This text is not needed anymore)

Deng 08.20, 15 January 2006 CET

Thank you for rewriting it, I have added a link to the newspaper article in the "References" section of both pages. Mushroom 16:58, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Macintosh

Thanks for joining! The current Macintosh collaboration is Apple Computer. Apple Macintosh, which we proudly brought to featured status, will (hopefully) appear on the Main Page on the 24th. Don't forget to put {{Project Macintosh}} and {{user WikiProject Macintosh}} on your userpage! We’re all honored that you want to join our WikiProject. --HereToHelp (talk) 01:52, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome, I'll try to help when/where I can. Mushroom 02:04, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

MacBook Pro

I just wanted to commend this user for their mature handling of the MacBook Pro 802.11a issue. Not many people will revert their own changes like that without persuasion. I hope I see you around. huwr 05:54, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Thank you, I just thought it was the right thing to do. Mushroom 16:58, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Coupled Cluster page

Could you please explain the edit you did on this page? I'm sure it is important, but I do not understand it it. Thanks. Feel free to reply here. Bduke 11:15, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

Ok, I'll try to explain it:

  • In the Coupled cluster article there was a link to the aka disambiguation page.
  • That page is not about "also known as", it's about all the possible meanings of the three-letter word "aka".
  • I was fixing disambiguation links as part of the Disambiguation pages with links WikiProject.
  • I changed the link and now it goes to the List of acronyms and initialisms, where there is an explanation of "aka = also known as".
  • A possible alternative would be to remove the link altogether, maybe it's not really needed.

Mushroom 11:52, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

I didn't like that link, so I replaced it with a simple unlinked "also known as". Mushroom 15:54, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
I think you are quite right. There were two other a.k.a.'s in that para. I have replaced them with just 'or'. I think that is quite clear. That para is not technical very clear. It needs looking at. Regards, Bduke 21:30, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

Number of nuclear reactors

Could I get you to take a look at my comment on Talk:Nuclear power plant? Dalf | Talk 01:16, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Why delete me?


Why did you delete my entry for The 13th?

What did I do wrong?

Thank you,


Hi Sean, here on Wikipedia we have rules that say that you can create a new article about a band only if the band is notable (see WP:MUSIC). The band didn't seem sufficiently notable, so another user proposed the article for speedy deletion and I deleted it. But since you are a registered user, you have a user page: you can write about yourself and your band there and no one will delete it. Mushroom 13:56, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

iTunes reference

Hey, Mushroom. I noticed you made a couple of edits to the iTunes article, so I thought you might be able to address an issue I brought up on that talk page. As you can read there, I recently revamped all of the references on the iTunes article, including adding references to some information that wasn't backed up. One of the added references I left hidden, as it would violate NPOV for me to add it (my brother wrote the referenced article and it was published on a site on which I participate). I left the note on the talk page hoping that someone would evaluate the hidden reference and unhide it if they found it useful. Would you mind taking a look at it and letting me know what you think? uriah923(talk) 15:38, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

I uncommented the reference since it seems useful. Thank you for reorganizing all those notes, you did a good work! Mushroom 15:46, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick work. uriah923(talk) 15:51, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

Image:Tim Starling.jpg

Presumably you have removed {{Orphaned fairuse not replaced}} from Image:Tim Starling.jpg because it is not in fact orphaned, merely incorrectly marked so by a bot? -- Tim Starling 12:20, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

Pompous grammarian I am not.

Howdy! It's no problem. I routinely check other people's user pages for errors, and I came across yours and thought I'd tweak it. It's not really a big deal, it was actually more of a joke (if you see the edit summary), but anywho, see ya around. --LV (Dark Mark) 23:58, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

You Deleted Category:Antisemitism (People)

  • It appears that you deleted Category:Antisemitism (People) without any notice. I need to recover the text that was on that page. A considerable amount of effort went into that text. Where is it?
  • Your edit summary stated it was an empty pov category. First of all, it was empty because a couple editors pushing their own POV deleted all the article links to the category. I documented that fact on the talk page. Did you read the talk page?
  • Your assertion that it was a POV category is false. The category as the text stated was to provide an index to key figures in the history of antisemitism. That one thinks that is an improper category is suggestive of a non-encyclopedic approach to editing.
  • Please restore the category along with its text immediately.

-Collegially yours,Doright 02:37, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

I'm sorry, Doright. I deleted that category because it was empty, in accordance with the criteria for speedy deletion. I also think that category is POV, so I won't recreate it. You can file a request for undeletion at Wikipedia:Deletion review. I will put here the text that was on the page. Mushroom 03:47, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

(This text is not needed anymore)

Mushroom, thank you for your prompt reply and recovery of the text that you deleted. However,

  • Your deletion of the category was done in violation of wikipedia official policy. You should correct your own violation yourself. The policy states:
1. Empty categories (no articles or subcategories for at least four days) whose only content has consisted of links to parent categories.
  • The category had only been empty a few hours as documented on its talk page. The criteria specifies that it be empty "for at least four days."
  • Please immediately correct your violation of official wikipedia policy and restore the category now.
  • Your unexplained and unfounded claim of POV does not support the violation of wikipedia official policy by an admin. If you want to push your own POV, you should do so as an editor not as an admin.

-Collegially yours,Doright 08:14, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Ok then, it seems you were right: it was a mistake and I shouldn't have done it. Since I already violated the deletion policy, it wouldn't be fair on my part to nominate the category for deletion. Probably someone else will. Mushroom 08:44, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
Mushroom, thank you. You might also find this category of interest Category:Anti-Semitic people. You might want to compare the definition of my category with that one. However, even that category has failed attempts to have it deleted.Doright 09:59, 22 January 2006 (UTC)


Didn't realise that tables would be confusing for new users on Wikipedia. I thought using a table would make the Silent Hill article look cleaner! Empty2005

No problem, Empty. I see that you're making a lot of good contributions: happy editing! Mushroom 08:44, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

The Mysterious Mr. Fish

Regarding User:MrFish/sandbox, it's not exactly a user's sandbox. Go back to the page and try the What Links Here. It's a link from a tutorial page that I'm not sure should exist (the link, not the tutorial); I listed it for speedy because the user is non-existent and to draw attention to a wikilink that I'm not sure whether to keep. Take a look, see what you think. Deadsalmon 09:59, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for the explanation, I have deleted the page and removed the link. Mushroom 10:44, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

I thought articles would be okay to submit

why put me in spam?

User:Makemi provided a good explanation on your user talk page. Mushroom 07:16, 23 January 2006 (UTC)


You speedied Yves de Clignancourt, could you get rid of Muyangguniang, bt the same user (User:Muyangguniang)... He keeps removing the speedy template. --BadSeed 13:08, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Done. Mushroom 13:28, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
Thank you. --BadSeed 13:37, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Kudos to you

I appreciate your very prompt handling of the articles I've been tagging for speedy deletion and think you're a credit to the whole process. More administrators should follow your lead. I certainly will if I should ever become one. Regards. PJM 17:30, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Thank you! Mushroom 17:33, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Category: Antisemitism (People)

Dear Mushroom:

Would you take a look at user Doright's quotation from the talk page of user StanZegel? It appears to me to be a personal attack. I've tried to delete the material twice, and he has restored it twice. I'd like an outside opinion on the matter. If it seems so to you, I might raise the volume a bit. I've been trying to ignore him for over a month and I thought he was learning to interact civilly -- but I suspec I'm mistaken. --CTSWyneken 20:02, 23 January 2006 (UTC)