User talk:NetRolller 3D

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g'day![edit]

Welcome!

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Re: Fixes in the Admin section.[edit]

Thanks for sorting that out. — FireFox (talk) 13:49, 03 August '06

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Autoblocked because of attempting to create a doppelganger for Jimbo Wales[edit]

YesY

Your request to be unblocked has been granted for the following reason(s):

Autoblock of 81.183.3.196 lifted or expired.

Request handled by: Yamla 15:43, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Djimbo WhaIes[edit]

Sorry about that! I just happened to catch the creation in the new users log, before you tagged it as a doppleganger account. Natalie 15:50, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Well, there is an option when blocking to either disable or enable account creation, and to disable or enable autoblock. There has been some discussion in the past about whether autoblock should be disabled everytime someone is blocked purely for username, only some of the time, etc. My feeling has been that unless the username appears to be bad faith, that autoblock should not be enabled. I must admit, though, that when I saw the username in the account creation log I assumed it was a vandal account or a deliberate breach of the username policy. When I saw it was a doppelganger account, I went to unblock, only to see that User:Yamla had already done so. Natalie 21:10, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

P*ntium[edit]

Believe it or not, the website used to have that title. Perhaps he had to deal with lawyers at some point. At any rate, I'm glad Nicely's changed it, and I'm glad you noticed he had. --Steven Fisher 18:50, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Pith Helmet: ligatures[edit]

Dear User:NetRolller 3D: you changed my ligatures "Æ" -> "AE", and "Æ" -> "Ae" - with a remark about Britannica. Why, for the love of Mike? My source for these was the "Shorter Oxford Dictionary", not Britannica. What's wrong with ligatures (note: not diphthongs) anyway? I use them whenever appropriate - they're there in the "edit box" to use ... so: why not? (And: why should I not change it back again? - Whatever else I may be, I'm not a vandal!) Hair Commodore 20:56, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Well, now you have me in two minds as to whether to change the (disconnected) ligatures back again or not. I suppose there is the (recent) saw: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". I'll think about it for a while before deciding. And, naturally: no offence intended, and none taken, either. Hair Commodore 17:47, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Warning, re: spelling changes.[edit]

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In a recent edit, you changed one or more words from one international variety of English to another. Because Wikipedia has readers from all over the world, our policy is to respect other forms of English in Wikipedia articles.

For subjects exclusively related to Britain (for example, a famous British person), use British English. For something related to the United States in the same way, use American English. If it is an international topic, use the same form of English the original author used.

In view of that, please don't change articles from one version of English to the other, even if you don't normally use the version the article is written in. Respect other people's versions of English. They in turn should respect yours. Other general guidelines on how Wikipedia articles are written can be found in the Wikipedia:Manual of Style. If you have any queries about all this, just ask anyone on Wikipedia and they will help you. Thank you. Matthew 10:19, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Re: Spelling & why.[edit]

Because I'm British, and that's how we spell it over here, generally. As the template is an international topic we defer to the creators use of English (which is Br-Eng in this case), as per the MoS. Matthew 10:28, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Just because a lot of Americans have created templates that doesn't mean there's a consensus to use encyclopedia everywhere. The fact is the MoS agrees with me, not you. Matthew 11:45, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Image:Minefield-icon.png[edit]

Hello, NetRolller 3D. An automated process has found and will an image or media file tagged as nonfree media, and thus is being used under fair use that is in your userspace. The image (Image:Minefield-icon.png) was found at the following location: User:NetRolller 3D/Mozilla Firefox (April Fools 2007). This image or media will be removed per criterion number 9 of our non-free content policy. The image or media will be replaced with Image:NonFreeImageRemoved.svg , so your formatting of your userpage should be fine. This does not necessarily mean that the image is being deleted, or that the image is being removed from other pages. It is only being removed from the page mentioned above. All mainspace instances of this image will not be affected Please find a free image or media to replace it with, and or remove the image from your userspace. User:Gnome (Bot)-talk 22:29, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Gnome! Your bot was in error, but it isn't his fault. The logo is MPL/GPL/LGPL-ed, and not used under fair-use, only someone has incorrectly tagged it. I'm going to restore the image on my page. Also, it isn't an userpage, it's a backup of an April Fools joke I found on the Mozilla Firefox article. --NetRolller 3D 19:23, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

re:Green E[edit]

I took the green E off my signature, so it's highly unlikely to get any traffic. I'll probably just redirect it to my userpage. — Deckiller 19:30, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

WP:CVU status[edit]

The Wikipedia:Counter-Vandalism Unit project is under consideration to be moved to {{inactive}} and/or {{historical}} status. Another proposal is to delete or redirect the project. You have been identified as a project member and your input as to this matter would be welcomed at WT:CVU#Inactive.3F and at the deletion debate. Thank you! Delivered on behalf of xaosflux 17:14, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Note on use of brackets in quotes[edit]

You said:

"Remove strange quote formatting. If you think the quotes are needed, also add an inline "says XXX". Also, don't simulate calligraphic initials with brackets."

Wikipedia uses many methods of quoting. Use of ""[ref]. is one of them. "" says XXX[ref]. is another. We use many more, such as above where I quote you. Brackets are used within a quote for content not part of the quote. For example:

"[Y]ou think the quotes are needed", Note that "y" was not capitalized in the actual quote, so here it is in brackets so as to not misquote. WAS 4.250 (talk) 01:23, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Global spread of H5N1[edit]

I reverted your edit [1] -- the text correctly quotes the cited ref —G716 <T·C> 03:54, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Ping of death[edit]

You added the following text to Ping of death on 2007-04-24:

Another fix of the problem is using a memory buffer larger than 65,535 bytes (e.g. a 32-bit integer) for the re-assembly of the packet. (This is essentially a breaking of the specification, since it adds support for packets sized near a megabyte.)

Could you clarify how you came up with the megabyte size? If the structure of the IP header limits the fragment offset to (213−1)×8 = 65528 bytes and the total length to 216−1 = 65535 bytes, it seems to me that the data could not reach further than 131063 bytes, even if we're dealing with an invalid IP header that has IHL = 0. This is almost a megabit but nowhere near a megabyte. 85.23.32.88 (talk) 11:27, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, 65535 bytes is not a 32-bit integer (Rklz2 (talk) 09:31, 28 July 2008 (UTC))

Gecko/2008072703 score[edit]

Please see Talk:Acid3#Gecko.2F2008072703_score_is_83_not_84 (Rklz2 (talk) 09:30, 28 July 2008 (UTC))

Request For Rollback[edit]

Hiya. I've approved your request. Please remember to use the tool only for clear vandalism. Have a look at WP:RBK for help or feel free to ask me. Happy editing. Pedro :  Chat  19:57, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Too Many Photos Ambox[edit]

Thanks for help in making my teplate a real ambox. My template was requested for a long time ont the talk page.--Ipatrol (talk) 21:32, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

RESTORE Image:Acid3-Fx3.next_20080916062051.png IMMEDIATELY[edit]

THE IMAGE Image:Acid3-Fx3.next_20080916062051.png WAS NOT A DUPLICATE, READ THE ARTICLE BEFORE EDITING IT. RESTORE THE IMAGE, YOU BROKE THE ARTICLE! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rklz2 (talkcontribs) 22:46, 28 September 2008 (UTC)


Wrong block settings on this Tor exit node[edit]

I am using Wikipedia through Tor (xB Browser to be exact) right now, and my current exit node (204.8.156.142) has incorrect block settings. According to WP:TOR, Tor exit nodes should get an indefinite anon-only+no account creation+no-autoblock block, set to expire in 2010 if they are not abused. However, this one has a full block, possibly including autoblock, with the block description being "This is an open proxy or a zombie computer", which doesn't fulfill the "confirmed abuse source" requirement for a hard block; also the expiration time appears to be an error (Tor exit nodes should be indefinite). Note that the next request template shouldn't be taken as a full unblock request, but a modification request. --NetRolller 3D 19:41, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

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This blocked user's request to have autoblock on his/her IP address lifted has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request.
NetRolller 3D (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log)
204.8.156.142 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log)

Block message:

{{blockedproxy}}


Decline reason:

Sorry, but soft-blocking Tor nodes is not the policy, it's something that some admins thought was a good idea, mainly before the IP block exemption tool was added. So the non-anon-only block is appropriate. Mangojuicetalk 20:41, 2 October 2008 (UTC)


Can you explain why you connect through Tor? It might be possible to give you IP block exemption. Mangojuicetalk 20:41, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

I was actually testing XeroBank Browser - I wanted to confirm if v2.0.0.17b really exists, as everything lists v2.0.0.16a as the latest. By the way, there is another problem with the block: open proxy blocks should be indefinite, this one isn't. --NetRolller 3D 22:29, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
So you don't need to be using Tor to edit, then? If that's the case, I would suggest you just avoid it. As for the duration, I'm going to leave it alone; open proxies can always be reblocked. IP addresses change owners sometimes and it is reasonable to have such blocks reevaluated every 2 years or so. Mangojuicetalk 03:03, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Templates for deletion nomination of Template:Demonstrably wrong[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svgTemplate:Demonstrably wrong has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. Thank you. ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 23:06, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Re:Spam[edit]

The sentence you wanted was incorperated into Spam.Bonelayer12864 (talk) 23:32, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

SVG Font[edit]

I see that you fixed the font in wikimedia:File:Libyan_Uprising.svg, can you help me fix the font in wikimedia:File:Map_of_collective_bargaining_legislation.svg? The current font used has a kerning issue when rendered by wikipedia, although looks correct when I display it directly or render it to png using imagemagick. I assume it's simply due to wikipedia not having the font, but even if the font gets replaced, the replacement font should kern correctly.

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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