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Dear Musical Linguist, i got a message from you saying that i had vandalised on a page about the song Laura by Scissor Sisters, this was resolved by AntiVandalBot. I have not committed andal and i would like to know why my the message was sent to my IP.
Hello Ann, Best Wishes and Happy Easter to you and yours! Dr. Dan 23:25, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
Haven't seen you around much. But happy wiki-b-day to you anyway!--MONGO 17:12, 13 April 2007 (UTC)
My dear friend,
When I read this poem, I can't help but to think about you, and the dark days you've had to endure. But I know, that the beauty of your spirit, and your strength, will always prevail. And I want you to know that, no matter what, you will always find in me someone to try and help the Pharaoh's daughter, for she's worth too much to let her adrift on a craddle of words.
You are worth too much for some people to realize. Never forget that. Don't let them take you down again. Bheith láidir, a dlúthchara! :)
Love, Phaedriel - 08:20, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
Pssst! Have you checked your mailbox lately, missy?
Rob Steadman - again
Sorry to drag you back into this (I see you've been having a bit of a difficult time lately, my belated condolences), but Rob recently wrote this letter to The Times (at least I doubt there's another one living in Matlock). A well-meaning newbie editor has written a response - see User talk:Iceflow. I was just wondering if this was worth bringing to the attention fo the Foundation - but I wasn't sure wehre was best to start, and as you probably no the chronology of events which led to his (second) indef banning better than anyone, I thought it'd be worth running it by you first. David Underdown 14:16, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
Looking forward to hearing from you
It's a bit of a twisted scenario, isn't it?
I knew when I posted a link to WR – any link – that it would be controversial, but I didn't want to make a bald statement without providing a reference so that people could fact-check what I had to say. Really, I think we're entirely in agreement about the conduct of stalkers in general and Wikipedia Review in particular. I felt that in this particular case the damage done was outweighed by the benefit, but I can also appreciate that others might weigh things differently, and I can certainly see both the appeal and the utility of a blanket ban on WR links.
Put it on the article talk page. If you want to do a crusade go for it but dont (a) accuse me of vandalism and (b) post a warning on my talk page that was inappropriate and didnt make much sense. I do not understand your aggressive attitude nor do I believe I have to tolerate such an unprovoked and agressive attitude when I am doing my best to make this a better encycloepdia. As an admin you should know better. Thanks, SqueakBox 18:28, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
Okay, I feel very stupid for saying this(forgive me) but you know the boxes on the sides of pages with info?XD I can't find the code to insert one. Could you direct me to one? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by ScorchOurBodies (talk • contribs) 01:13, 27 April 2007 (UTC).
Hello! Long time no see. I saw the childishness, and wondered what to do about it. I'd finally decided to leave it, but I'm more than happy to have it removed. To think that someone opened an account just for that... --Mel Etitis (Talk) 21:08, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
"Suing and being used": very good. My keyboard skills often lead to inadvertent litigation (and correspondents are often confused by my sending them "Bets wishes" and enclosing a sea for the return of my documents. --Mel Etitis (Talk) 21:51, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
Thank you, for all the kindness you've shown to me when I needed it, without me even asking for it. I've added you to my friends page, I hope you don't object. Will (is it can be time for messages now plz?) 20:25, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
Hi, ML. This was an impulse, and I don't think it came out very well. :-( I figured semiprotection was a kind of protection of the user, though. Could you take a look? Please change it any way you like. Bishonen | talk 12:37, 5 May 2007 (UTC).
Hi, Ann. This isn't at all urgent, and I don't want to pressurise you if you're busy or on a wikibreak. I started an article on the novel Come Rack! Come Rope! by Robert Hugh Benson, and when adding wikilinks for some of the characters mentioned in it, I saw that you had created a few articles on the martrys of England and Wales. Do you know if there's an article about the persecution of Catholics in England? I'm thinking of something like Elizabethan persecution of Catholics or Persecution of Catholics in England or Catholics under the Tudors or Catholics under the Tudors and Stuarts, but as you can see, they're all red links. There's a massive amount of literature on the subject — Allen, Challoner, Pollen, Bowden, Caraman, etc. I'd like to link to some such article in the lead section, but I don't know how to find an article if I have no idea what it's called!
On the same subject, I have absolutely no experience of writing an article about a novel. Making minor improvements, yes, but actually writing one, no. I'm sure that there are some guidelines for writing such articles, but I don't know where to find them. I'm sure, also, that an article about a novel should not be just a summary of the plot, and I intend to add a lot more, using books about Benson, but am not sure what a good article about a novel should have, other than a summary of the plot. I thought of giving some background information about Benson's conversion to Catholicism from Anglicanism a few years before he wrote the book, as that would be relevant. Or something about how he had preached in one of the houses (Padley) mentioned in the book shortly before writing it. At the moment, I have a section on the period covered. I'm not sure that it improves the article, but am leaving it there for the moment. I've looked at other articles about novels, and find that they often have a section on film and television adaptations (impossible in this case) and critical analysis, which sometimes seems to border on violating WP:NOR.
If you're busy, no problem. I'm not in any hurry. In fact, I'm going to be quite busy myself for the next few days. But I imagine a lot of people watch your talk page, so someone else might be able to give me an answer. What I'd like you (or anyone) to do is to:
Recht, legal, lawful
I am trying to become an administrator.
Right now I am in the middle of the RFA process.
If possible, your input for my RFA would be greatly appreciated.
Here's my RFA page: Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Psdubow.
Thank you very much for your attention to this matter.
Psdubow 22:51, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the kind note! It's good to see you around again. Hope all is well with you, too (and, yes, all is well on my end — thanks for the concern). :-) -Severa (!!!) 15:22, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
Not to be too blunt, but did you even bother to look at the diffs? The fellow was in fact edit-warring which, I have gleaned through experience is a blocking offense. And I seriously meant what I said in the 3RR response - you want us to understand what the new policy is, it might be more effective if you folks actually let us in on the big secrets every once in a while. Geez. Arcayne (cast a spell) 18:57, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
Did I roll back to the troll?! Whoops. I could have used the rollback button to do that... -- The redfaced editor otherwise known as kingboyk 20:51, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
In case I'm getting out of my depth
Should I get the mop then you keep an eye on me and let me know if you think I am being too lenient or misinterpreting policy; specifically as regards NPA but anything else as well. Any response to my talkpage, please. LessHeard vanU 00:45, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
Can't agree more with you... :(
I know just what you mean, sweetie - but don't worry for her, because I know for a fact she's fine and enjoying her life a lot, and that is what matters above anything else. Yet, inside of me, like you, I sorely miss here presence here... And not seeing you around as much as I used to doesn't help either :( Sweetie, I'll pay you an overdue visit at your mailbox later, k? There's much I wish to tell you. I hope you're having a beautiful weekend, like you deserve. Slan go foil! Love, Phaedriel - 16:34, 26 May 2007 (UTC)
Please revert your changes that removed these links. There is no clear consensus for their removal, or indeed the removal of any links to sites because of information that is contained in other pages than the ones linked (see Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Comment by JulesH, User:Dtobias/Why BADSITES is bad policy, WT:NPA, in order of relevance to this particular incident). The only precedent for this is a single arbcom ruling, but there are two reasons why this is irrelevant:
It is, I think, quite ridiculous for the article Teresa Nielsen Hayden to exist without a link to her own web site, which is the source of much of the biographical information included in the article, just because of a small section of that site that 99.9% of visitors will never see. JulesH 13:18, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
Is DennyColt really a sockpuppet? I hadn't heard of that before today, but it may explain the very sudden departure. However, shouldn't the user page have the suspected or confirmed SP template on it? Also, the account is not blocked as of now. Regards, —AldeBaer 23:48, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for your explanation on my talk page. Frankly, I sorta feel the same thing as you do though I'm not an admin. And I do understand Gordon's strong stance on Terri Schiavo, because it was a life/death issue intertwined with partisan politics. As you can see on my userpage, I almost left Wikipedia because of those unfair things going on here.
By the way, off topic, I saw your post on Gracenotes' RFA. I understand your feelings. However, I've met him in real life and he doesn't seem to be a person that would support sites that stalk Wikipedians, so maybe please reconsider the vote. Thanks and happy editing! WooyiTalk to me? 01:56, 29 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for your quick reaction in deleting that page and blocking that troll. I was wondering about emailing the oversight team? It's probably not urgent, since you've deleted, but I read somewhere that if something is deleted and partially restored, and then more inappropriate content is added two months later, and it's deleted and partially restored again, the stuff that was originally removed may get added back in. ElinorD (talk) 14:54, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
Arbitration decision used as rationale for a block
In your warning to User:Mangoe about linking to WR, you use an arbitration decision as your policy that allows you to take such action. From what I understand, the arbitration committee doesn't exist to make policy. Any rulings they decree apply only to that particular case. Unless the Wikimedia Foundation or community consensus establishes their decision as policy, it isn't policy. In fact, the arbitration decision on linking has been removed from WP:BLOCK (not by me, I don't know who removed it, but I know who originally added it a couple of months ago). Thus, if you block based on an arbitration ruling, I'm afraid you'll be enforcing a policy that doesn't exist. CLA 23:33, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for your message. I have replied at my talk page.Ferrylodge 19:26, 21 June 2007 (UTC)
IPA on Hitler
Dear Ann, someone requested an IPA transcription of Hitler's name. I did my best  but my IPA knowledge is more concerned with English pronunciation. Could you, with your linguistic expertise and knowledge of German, have a look into it, comparing it with the sound file right next to it? I am particular unsure about the "-er" at the end. Cheers and bless you, Str1977 (smile back) 18:48, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
I have no words...
For all you are, for everything you've done, for your comfort, your prayers and your support, all I can say is, I'm blessed to have you. I wish I could find the words to tell you how special you are... alas, I'll let my heart and my gratitude speak for me. You're an angel, Ann - if you forget this heretic's blasphemy ;) (j/k!) Love you, and see you at your mailbox, Phaedriel - 17:43, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
That time of year again
This IP Vandal: User:22.214.171.124
There is an IP vandal: User:126.96.36.199, who has vandalized more than 6 or 7 pages in past couple months. Could you please help me block him or her.
Psdubow 22:05, 28 June 2007 (UTC)
Psdubow 14:52, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
Greetings. I am currently attempting to cleanup the Institut Le Rosey article. I have noticed your past interest in the article and would like your, and others', opinions. On the article's discussion page I have listed several alumni that are not currently listed in the Le Rosey article. There are many reputable sources on the internet that can confirm their attendance, however, because of previous vandalism on the page, it seems important that there be a consensus when adding names to the alumni list. There are other issues that plague the article, such as: no school history, no information on facilities/buildings, and very little information on the curriculum/education. Please visit the article discussion page and share your opinions. Many thanks. -- AJ24 20:29, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
I figured I'd bother you since you're an admin...... I'm looking for a way to format a proper table for Years of coverage (social security) so that the list doesn't take up an ungodly amount of space. If you know where to refer me to accomplish this, it would be greatly appreciated. KV(Talk) 17:03, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
Suspension of admin privileges due to inactivity
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