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Just a belated note to thank everybody who commented on my RfA, the opposes and neutrals were really helpful in letting me know where I've gone wrong and I'm overwhelmed by the level of support (97% or so) so a big thank you to everybody. Nick


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If you would like to…[edit]

Did somebody already start complaining about your new sig? In case not, always happy to help out there you know. --Van helsing 18:05, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

No complaints, I just can't settle on anything I really like. --Kind Regards - Heligoland 18:05, 19 January 2007 (UTC)


If my suggestion wasn't welcome or helpful, that's fine, but responding with "yawn" in your edit summary when you deleted it wasn't exactly necessary. Agent 86 19:16, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

It's archived, not deleted, and I really didn't appreciate your lecture. I lost wireless internet access on my laptop and didn't have time at 4am to sort the laptop out and finish removing AfD tags etc. If you had looked at my contributions and past closures on XfDs, you would have soon found I do know what I'm doing, contrary to the gist of your lecture. It really rather annoys me that you found the time to post a lengthy lecture on closing XfDs but didn't check my past contributions to Wikipedia namespace. It's a common problem with Wikipedia of course and I won't single you out for undue criticism, but this culture of criticising when something might be done incorrectly but otherwise ignoring people when they make splendid contributions is poisonous to the project. I would have found it much more appropriate to have left a little note saying "You've forgot to remove the AfD template" or some such polite courtesy message. --Kind Regards - Heligoland 19:44, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
My apologies if you found it to be criticism, it was not intended as such. It was clearly meant to be helpful. Instead of blowing me off with your incivil edit summary, you only needed to say that you were having technical difficulties. Don't take your frustrations out on me. If this is how you treat people who are trying to be helpful, I am seriously concerned about how you might treat those who aren't. Perhaps staying up 'til 4 a.m. isn't the best idea. Agent 86 19:58, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
I don't believe your post was helpful however, being unduly critical over 2 unfinished AfDs. I most certainly do not think the edit summary in anyway violates civility policy and find that unduly unhelpful too. --Kind Regards - Heligoland 20:03, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
"Critical" would be to simply have said, "you're closing AfDs wrong, smarten up". What I offered was constructive criticism offered in good faith. No amount of reviewing your edit history or malfunctioning laptops could explain to me why the templates were used in the wrong place or why you were not using template substitutions. Like I said, if my suggestions were not helpful you could have simply stated that you were having technical problems or that your laptop was fried. No need to be so defensive.
As for the civility policy, I refer to the example given, "Judgmental tone in edit summaries ("fixed sloppy spelling", "snipped rambling crap")". I suggest "yawn" certainly is judgmental in tone. Take it down a notch. Agent 86 20:22, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
Hello, just dropping by! I think he meant "yawn" I am tired, not "yawn" this bores me. By what it looks like, he was in a hassle that night, and was up late. Did he make a mistake (the edit summary)? Yes, was it very significant, not really given the circumstances. Agent, I think you did a great job trying to teach him how to close those things properly, instead of just throwing links at him. For that I respect you. I think Heligoland has gotten the message, (as to what he was doing wrong), and will do better. (thats what I read from him archiving the page). Cheers!—— Eagle 101 (Need help?) 20:51, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
Agent, I apologise for the edit summary and we'll just have to agree on whether your post was critical or constructive and whether my edit summary was uncivil or not. I've not closed an AfD for a few weeks now and I guess I'm a little rusty. --Kind Regards - Heligoland 20:55, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
That's fair, thank you. I hope there are no hard feelings - like I said, I had no intention of being critical, only helpful. After all, I think you have been an excellent editor and only wanted to make sure you continue down that path. Agent 86 21:12, 19 January 2007 (UTC)


Heligoland, I award you the excellant userpage barnstar for of course, your excellant userpage. Awarded by Kamope · talk · contributions 13:34, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

Newyorkbrad's RfA[edit]

Thank you for your support on my RfA, which closed favorably this morning, and for your kind comments accompanying your !vote. I appreciate the confidence the community has placed in me and am looking forward to my new responsibilities. Please let me know if ever you have any comments or suggestions, especially as I am learning how to use the tools. Best regards, Newyorkbrad 18:10, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Great news[edit]

Please check the English Wikipedia Main Page today, 22 January, 2007, Arnold Zamora is featured in the WP:DYK or Did you know...? section. Please spread the good news! --Ate Pinay (talkemail) 00:47, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

External Links[edit]

Hi, I'm just dealing with list of english words of sanskrit origin, so there are lots of words to be collected; and to prove that these words are indeed of sanskrit origin, I felt the necessity of adding the related references. Any comments welcome :) Chapultepec 03:02, 22 January 2007 (UTC)


Why did you delete the external link to the article on mathematical induction at cut-the-knot? (I've put it back.) Michael Hardy 03:08, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

It did say (Warning:Not a reliable source) next to it, so it seemed sensible to remove until I could investigate whether the comment was vandalism or left by whoever added the link, thus indicating the link was inappropriate. You had the link added back in before I could do anything, but judging by the awards cut-the-knot has picked up, it's certainly a reliable source. --Kind Regards - Heligoland 03:21, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

links to my site deleted[edit]

I am trying to follow procedure here. As you may notice in the same page the ( summation page ) were you deleted the links to there are links to cut-the-knot and some other web sites that are in direct violation of the wikipedia spamming rule. I am very concern to notice that they have not being remove. I am trying to work with the system and I will like to ask what is the copyright notice you required for my sites links to be added? Regards SilentVoice 03:54, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

You need to be able to assert ownership of the material on the pages in question, however there remains concerns over how accessible your site is and how appropriate the links are (aside from a legal standpoint) and further discussion is need at WT:EL before I would recommend you add those links. We're always on the look out for excellent, high quality material to link to, and if consensus permits it, you'll be allowed to reinsert your links. It's not something I or anyone else can really say yes or no to, it does need the benefit of going before a larger number of users. --Kind Regards - Heligoland 04:02, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Thanks for your support in my RfA. I withdrew when it became clear that the uphill climb had crossed the snowball threshold, but I appreciate your support and the process gave me some good ideas for other ways I can be contributing to Wikipedia. I'll work on the areas that came up in the discussion, and try again after I've gained wider experience. -FisherQueen (Talk) 12:19, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Ebay poor customer service[edit]

Please see discussion. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Pgr94 (talkcontribs) 20:02, 23 January 2007 (UTC).

My comments deleted from Wikipedia:Templates for deletion/Log/2007 January 19[edit]

I notice that you deleted numerous of my comments from Wikipedia:Templates for deletion/Log/2007 January 19 as shown by the following diff: [1]. I can see no reason for the deletion and would appreciate an explanation. Robert A.West (Talk) 20:29, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

I certainly didn't delete your comments, though between the two diffs, there's a number of comments that have vanished, including a comment I left myself. I can only assume an edit conflict or a technical problem with the history, I'd suggest contacting an administrator and seeing if they can merge the comments back into the page. --Kind Regards - Heligoland 20:37, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. I will mention this on Village Pump/Technical, since I've seen this sort of thing more than once before, but never quite so extensive. Robert A.West (Talk) 20:45, 24 January 2007 (UTC)


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Got this message off you, I'm unaware of what I have done? 04:14, 27 January 2007 (UTC) shows the 3 edits in November for which I left spam and vandalism warnings. You are probably only receiving these warnings after your ISP issued you with a new IP address but to ensure you don't receive any further warnings for things you didn't do, you can register an account. -- Heligoland 12:59, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

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Happy Valentines Day![edit]

I wish you and your family have a wonderful Valentines Day!

Kamope · talk · contributions 02:05, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

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Future article talk page template[edit]

I would have appreciated a note on my talk page that this was being TfD'd. I'm not terribly bitter that it was deleted, but I regret not being able to explain the intention I had in creating it. BigNate37(T) 00:41, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

EL stats graph[edit]

you still update that thing? ive been seeing the 2nd week one for a while now... JoeSmack Talk 23:18, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Hi Joe, I'm busy programming a new tool for spam fighting, so I've got a backlog of 8 (I think) days worth of logs to go through, but to be perfectly honest, the stats for the weeks 3 and especially week 4 will be fairly useless as Linkwatcher has been offline lots, trying to monitor lots of other Wikis backfired, there was a couple of bugs, I've knocked the server of the net a couple of times and it looks like Freenode might not be behaving. This past week, I've had to reboot Linkwatcher at least once a day and this morning, it was out for something like 6 hours. Oh, and I'm missing a couple of days worth of logs. -- Heligoland 23:29, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
Well, hopefully things will stabilize. Whats the new tool you're working on, Eagle said it was kind of like VP2 for ELs? Is that right? Hows it going to work? JoeSmack Talk 05:10, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, it'll load in a diff from any of the linkwatcher feeds, and work just like VP2, (hopefully). -- Heligoland 13:47, 6 February 2007 (UTC)


hi, why do you revert my edits? I have the album and it is only released by GRGDN, only the second, re-released version is put out by Sony Music... as I have written it in the article --Teemeah Gül Bahçesi 11:23, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

I put references about the publishers. So i'm not talking air. --Teemeah Gül Bahçesi 11:34, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
Sorry about that, it looked like you had just replaced Sony with random text. Please accept my apologies for the revert. -- Heligoland 12:08, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
No problem, I must admit now that I thought about it that the label's name (GRGDN) must have seemed like a rnadom play on the keyboard :) but it's an existing publishing compnay nevertheless :D --Teemeah Gül Bahçesi 20:58, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Adminship request[edit]

Dear Heligoland

About that link you refered to: you are just misunderstood due to my mistake. I didn't get what was the meaning of that 0/0/0. I thought that this is the place I shoud put the current time. So I added hh/mm/ss. then some one reverted my edit. Take care. Sangak 17:04, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

That demonstrates inexperience right there. Jeffpw 17:19, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Tengah pic issues[edit]

You said the following. My question is this - I mentioned both the source of the pic (government) and the copyright status (uncopyrighted) when I uploaded the image. Where and how am I supposed to say this again to fix these problems? Thanks!

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Check your email plz[edit]

Check your email plz. Thnx. --Majorly (o rly?) 01:29, 5 February 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for the nom, Heligo. I accept. Shadow1 (talk) 14:36, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Hey Heligoland,

I just would like to thank you for your support in my recent request for adminship, which passed with a final tally of 54/13/11. I appreciate the trust expressed by members of the community, and will do my best to uphold it.

Naturally, I am still becoming accustomed to using the new tools, so if you have suggestions or feedback, or need anything please let me know. - Gilliam 21:29, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Arbroath coat of arms[edit]

Hi. I have a PD image of the royal burgh arms (92 years old) so I will scan that (maybe this evening) and replace what you uploaded which was in fact the community council's arms. The burgh had supporters (Thomas a Becket and "a baron of Scotland") and the depiction is all together grander! Lozleader 18:20, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

That would be excellent. -- Heligoland 18:24, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

RfA time![edit]

You know it isn't in the link above – Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Heligoland 2 <-- that's the link. --Majorly (o rly?) 20:34, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

The way things are going, you're due to be given major access today. Good luck. Axiomm 21:58, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

"I'm also going to try and help with unblock requests and pay more attention to the various administrator noticeboards, and help out further with the Abuse Reports section, where the ability to view deleted material or delete specific edits can often be very useful." -- Helogland, on the RFA

That's a good place to start. We have a lot of people getting blocked by trigger happy admins. Axiomm 22:00, 19 February 2007 (UTC)


Hi, I'm user and currently "I" have a warning level of four or such because of vandilism. I'm asking that you please not ban this user because its part of a school county server.linkSorry, but there isn't much that I can do because the person writing this is a student. But please do not ban this IP because theres many students that use Wikipedia for school work.

Now, about the Tim McGraw edit, I do feel it was no more then vandilism.

I'm not able to block your IP address (I'm not an administrator), and it's exceptionally unlikely anybody else would block your IP address for something that happened several months ago. Wikipedia doesn't block users and IP addresses as punishment, but purely to prevent damage to the project, and even then it's only when blocking is the only way to prevent further damage to the project. You can find out more about our blocking policy here.-- Heligoland 16:54, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Your revert of Karen Hanton[edit]

Hi, you recently reverted an edit I made to Karen Hanton as spam (see diff). However, the links I added are of an online profile and 2 interviews. I am currently working to see if it is possible to cleanup the article and remove its unencyclopedic tone. I'm not sure if the reversion using "Spamda" is automated, so I'll wait a while before re-reverting. Could you please clarify? Thanks, Black Falcon 22:00, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

The page never existed. Actually a typo in the redlink. Axiomm 22:02, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for correcting this. For some reason, I always type "Henton". -- Black Falcon 22:04, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
Never mind, I re-added the links and deleted most of the article. Oh, and congratulations on your RfA. Cheers, Black Falcon 23:04, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, and the article looks much better, much less 'spammy'. -- Heligoland 23:08, 19 February 2007 (UTC)



Well done on passing your RfA with a 97% support consensus - that's a great achievement! A Bureaucrat will be along shortly to issue you with a shiny new set of admin tools. If you need any assistance in using them then please ask and I will do my best to answer you. Best wishes and happy mopping, (aeropagitica) 22:17, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks mate. -- Heligoland 22:20, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
Winner. All the best, me old mucker. Keep up the top notch work. The Rambling Man 22:31, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
Where are the bureaucrats? This is blatantly shows we need another and soon no matter what anyone says :P Anyway, congrats on being my highest supported candidate yet, and good luck with your shiny new adminly tools. --Majorly (o rly?) 22:37, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks Rambling Man and special thanks to Majorly for the nomination. Cheers guys. -- Heligoland 22:40, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
Congratulations! Good luck with these. --Coredesat 01:32, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
Eh, well lotsa work to do, what else can I say? :) Congratulations Heligoland. With overwhelming support, you're now an admin. Use the new tools wisely and have fun helping the project with them. Re-read the policies and don't hesitate to ask questions, and I'm confident you'll do well. Again, congrats. - Taxman Talk 01:16, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
Cheers mate. -- Heligoland 01:19, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Congratulations! Good luck with the tools. riana_dzasta 01:25, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Congrats! This was not given to you, you have earned this. JungleCat Shiny!/Oohhh! 02:01, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Belated congrats!!--Hu12 12:20, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

BOT - Regarding your recent protection of Sakura Haruno (Naruto):[edit]

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School blocks[edit]

Hi, if you're going to block a school IP address for 6 months please use {{schoolblock}} as your block reason. It saves us having to deal with a lot of confused and/or angry emails from school staff to unblock-en-l or frivolous unblock requests at CAT:RFU. Thanks. --  Netsnipe  ►  14:56, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

The only IP I've blocked for 6 months is User: and I couldn't see any info on WHOIS or the talk page that it's a school, so I'm curious as to how you know it's a school and what have I gone and missed (it's probably quite obvious, I expect). -- Heligoland 15:02, 20 February 2007 (UTC)


Hello Heligoland,
please send your real-name, your prefered login-name and the public part of your ssh-key to Zedler-admins.png. We plan to create your account soon then. --DaB. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 23:42, 20 February 2007 (UTC).


And again, congratulations on your own recent promotion :) – riana_dzasta 07:19, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

External Link discussion for Netwon Falls, Ohio article[edit]

Since you originally deleted this external link diff, you may be interested in the current poll at Talk: Newton Falls, Ohio. Or you may wisely run the other way and never look back ;-) Thanks, Ruhrfisch 11:51, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

  • Thanks for weighing in with your comment. In case you are interested, I deleted the link twice more and got into a lengthy debate about it with User:NewtonFallsLeader (who has added it each time, once as an IP user). This debate can be seen on the Newton Falls, Ohio talk archive (and on his talk page too). User:Blah0401 is an advocate (via WP:AMA) for User:NewtonFallsLeader. Thanks again, Ruhrfisch 16:37, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Your block of Planetary Chaos[edit]

Hello. You blocked Planetary Chaos (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) with the rationale of "sock puppet master". The user, who has issued an unblock request, doesn't understand this, and I don't either. Who do you think the is a sock puppet master of? I'd appreciate your comments at his talk page. Best, Sandstein 22:32, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Hiya, the report is here Wikipedia:Suspected_sock_puppets/Planetary_Chaos which details the sockpuppets and the master account. -- Heligoland 22:58, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! See his talk for further discussion. Sandstein 07:03, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
Two more things. I think a month's block for the first recorded instance of disruption is rather harsh (and the evidence isn't really unambiguous). Would you object to a reduction of the block time to a week for Planetary Chaos, if he promises not to vandalise again, and also to reduce the block all addresses? Also, you indefinitely blocked the IP "sockpuppets", although WP:BP says that indefinite blocks should not be used on IPs. For that reason, I'm reducing the IP blocks to one month also. Sandstein 21:04, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
No problem with that here. -- Heligoland 21:08, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
Forgive me for butting in, but I'd like to point out that this is not a first offence. A checkuser case to link this user to indef blocked User:Piratesofsml, who has edited using the same two ip ranges as those named in the SSP case, was declined as unnecessary based on the strength of the evidence provided at checkuser and on the ssp case. See User_talk:Jpgordon#Checkuser_case for full explanation by the checkuser who declined the case. Given the circumstances, I think a one month block on this account is more than reasonable. -- Vary | Talk 21:16, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, that's very instructive. I'll decline the unblock request and will stop bothering you here. Sandstein 21:48, 24 February 2007 (UTC)


May need some tweaking (and it is an almost blatant copy of the vandalproof userbox) .. but:

Warning to Spammers: This user is armed with Spamda

--Dirk Beetstra T C 12:23, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

I'm confused...[edit]

why did my user talk page disappear? Natalie 00:42, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Restored now, less the few unpleasent comments that really needed to be deleted from the page history. -- Heligoland 00:44, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
Gotcha. Those socks posted on at least 2 other users pages. Not sure if any of those other users are admins, and thus can do this on their own or not. Natalie 00:45, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

My request for adminship has closed successfully (79/0/1), so it appears that I am now an administrator. Thanks very much for your vote of confidence. If there's anything I can ever do to help, please don't hesitate to let me know. IrishGuy talk 03:14, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Speedy Deletion[edit]

You recently deleted the article 78 Records which had previously been through AfD with a result of Keep as its a significant business/venue operator in relation to the music industry in Perth. When you are running through speedy deletion its advisable to quickly check the talk page, if theres a previous afd linked, or a wikiproject tag you should remove the CSD tag and advise the person who nominated it that the article should be nominated via AfD. I have restored the article and advised the nominator to use AfD instead. I have seen and been caught by speedy deletion tags being used during content disputes, and have seen them plastered all over place by vandals. Gnangarra 12:17, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Essjay RFC[edit]

Say, on the RFC you asked why this was a big deal now. I think what triggered it was the New Yorker correction and the subsequent reaction to it. If you look here you can see that the public reaction to it only started a couple of days ago. That's what brought it to my attention, anyhow. Hoping that helps, William Pietri 23:37, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Should be noted that most of those logicaly next in line for arbcom as it were (Can't sleep, clown will eat me, Voice of All) have not commented. Indeed if you wish to sart looking for those playing this in order to get "high office" or whatever it would be far more logical to look for those that are very firmly not invovled.Geni 00:02, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

blink 182 article[edit]

could it be reverted to my last edit and hoponpop69 be blocked for his continued vandalism (he has only just begun using the talk page)Olir 23:54, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Olir 23:56, 4 March 2007 (UTC) oh and i have remained civil towards him. he used the word "fuck" regarding me, though. (it wasnt me who said it to him, check) Olir 23:56, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

If you detail your concerns on the talk page and try to build consensus for the content you wish to be present, then I or another admin will look at unprotecting and/or reverting. I tend to believe calling good faith editing vandalism just because it doesn't agree with your own viewpoint incivil, btw, but that's just me. -- Nick t 00:01, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

I call constantly reverting edits without discussing it incivil, i also call using words like "fuck" when talking to me incivil, i also call leaving gloating messages on my user talk incivil. however, moving on, if he wants to take off that one source, its ok, i have others to add like this one: Olir 00:08, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Also, if you're online could you deal with this user who did this: I told an admin of this already but hes not online Olir 00:13, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Columbian ISP contact[edit]

Hi there! I offered to contact the ISP in this note. Could you give me some information about this? I will be mailing them (calling if needed too), but need some background (the report page has been copied, so the history is lost). Also, if you have prepared a mail, or at least give me some idea about what to mail to them, I will appreciate that. Thanks! -- ReyBrujo 19:13, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

There's not been any activity I've noticed since before Christmas so I don't know if it's worthwhile pursuing an ISP abuse complaint. -- Nick t 20:50, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
Should the page be marked as historical/inactive to prevent making it appear as it has not been investigated? If you need help contacting them, just drop a note in my talk page. Cheers! -- ReyBrujo 03:28, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

User page[edit]

Hi Nick. Just thought that I would let you know that I have corrected the external links on your user page. Following your name change they were not working properly. Yours, Rje 14:33, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. Much appreciated. -- Nick t 20:50, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Alexander Radyushin[edit]

Hello Nick,

As promised I'm referring to this mass spammer: User:SpamAssasin/Voyages. Can you put an end to his efforts? Thanks --SpamAssasin 12:28, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Blink-182 page[edit]

i noticed you unprotected the page, would it be possible to semi protect it as it was before the full protection? --Dan027 06:51, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

There doesn't seem to be a need for semi protection at the moment, though if there's a lot of new users or IP addresses vandalising the article, I'll be more than happy to re-protect. -- Nick t 13:16, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Please do[edit]

Hi there, could you please indefinitely block it and if you would not mind would you state in the reason of account switch-over and that I requested it and I did not actually do anything as I dont want any users who look to get the wrong end of the stick! I did explain on my user/user talk page that I would still be participating in deletions/debates but not the same ones as under my old user account but you can bet that some users will bring up questions about this, I hope you understand the reasons for my change-over and a fresh strart - Regards Aquasplash 15:09, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

  • I've changed my mind, please do not block it incase I ever decide to return to that I am returning to that account for use! Thanks and Regards - Tellyaddict 17:59, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Portal:UK Railways[edit]

Good afternoon. I'd like to object to your revert of my reduction in shortcuts at Portal:UK Railways - I believe the edit to be valid, and would rather not see my work blank reverted.

Furthermore, please do not check minor edit for reverts of other's work - it indicates a refrain from AGF, and also is in violation of the minor edit policy - A minor edit is a version that the editor believes requires no review and could never be the subject of a dispute.

Rather than blank reverting, why not discuss the work with me at my talk page, or at the Portal talk page.

Please do reply - I've done a lot of work for this portal, and would appreciate even more input from an editor such as yourself who appears to be interested in it.

Kind regards,
anthonycfc [talk] 16:42, 10 March 2007 (UTC)


I updated BCbot the link is in a memoserv note thanks again. Betacommand (talkcontribsBot) 18:21, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Balloon arch.jpg Thank you for your comments on my my recent RfA in which I withdrew because the oppose votes were almost equalling the supporters. I then decided to leave my account (Tellyaddict) and start fresh under a new username, however I quickly decided to reconsider after another user persuaded me not to leave the account - I am now glad I did reconsider because leaving that account and creating a new one was too hasty so I've decided to improve rather than starting again! I hope we can remain civil and that there were no negative feelings caused. Again, thanks for your support even though you opposed and I withdrew it, your vote is much appreciated! Regards - Tellyaddict (Talk) 19:59, 10 March 2007 (UTC)


You might want to take a look at my ANI report regarding him. Thanks. One Night In Hackney303 21:44, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

And also he's already editing from an IP, see here. One Night In Hackney303 21:46, 11 March 2007 (UTC)


I have put the image up along with the senator infobox on James Semple. Anyways, it is very kind of you. Wooyi 23:07, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
Thank you very much Nick! You have solved the senator image problem. Here I award you the Original Barnstar for the kindness. Wooyi 23:07, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Valter Roman[edit]

Hi, you have protected a version that was the product of vandalism (deleting information and blanking sources). I have to ask: does wikipedia condone that? Dahn 14:17, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Funny, it's always The Wrong Version --HIZKIAH (User &#149; Talk) 14:20, 12 March 2007 (UTC)
I don't care about always, HIZKIAH, I care about now, an instance where wikipedia was deprived of NPOV, sourced and reliable information, in order to please some vandal. Dahn 14:32, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

I was blocked 2 days ago for calling User:Dahn a vandal, like he has just called me above. Could you please block him too for 24 hours? Just for symmetry's sake. Thanks. (Icar 14:40, 12 March 2007 (UTC))

It's a shame that User:Dahn is allowed to call others as "vandals" while he thinks about himself as being "reliable contributor".--HIZKIAH (User &#149; Talk) 14:44, 12 March 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for protecting the page. I would like to mediate the dispute there. --HIZKIAH (User &#149; Talk) 14:18, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

No problem, I'm not going to block anyone for 3RR at the moment, but I've let both parties know I will if they breach WP:3RR in future, so hopefully this helps them brainstorm. -- Nick t 14:21, 12 March 2007 (UTC)
Good. If they will accept I would like to mediate the dispute. --HIZKIAH (User &#149; Talk) 14:25, 12 March 2007 (UTC)
Nick: when someone reverts massive clumps of sourced information, it counts as simple vandalism. Dahn 14:24, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

I would accept mediation. Nick, I had only reverted 3 times, did I not? As for removing sourced info, I did not see the new stuff as User:Dahn reverted me as vandalism. It was not at all my intention to hide sources. Only that [User:Dahn]] feels that he owns the pages where he writes, and he reverts me as a rule. (Icar 14:32, 12 March 2007 (UTC))

Ok Icar, I ask now also Dahn if he accepts mediation. --HIZKIAH (User &#149; Talk) 14:33, 12 March 2007 (UTC)
No. I do not accept mediation over allowing vandalism to occur. Dahn 14:38, 12 March 2007 (UTC)
Ok, I see. Sad, that you continue to call Icar as vandal.--HIZKIAH (User &#149; Talk) 14:45, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Please request also the opinion of User:AdrianTM, User:Vintila Barbu, User:Dpotop and the other active editors of the article Vladimir Tismăneanu about User:Dahn's "constructive" behaviour there. Basically no other editor is allowed to change articles where he contributes. Complaints about his bullying abound: [3] for instance. (Icar 14:51, 12 March 2007 (UTC))


For clearing out my report on AIV. Thanks again! Logical2uReview me! 23:28, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

More thanks and a request[edit]

Thanks for blocking Groanio, but could you step it up one and protect his talk page for me? Philip Gronowski Contribs 00:24, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Valter Roman[edit]

HIZKIAH has been confirmed to be a sockpuppet of the banned user Bonaparte. Per Wikipedia:Banning policy#Enforcement by reverting edits, "Any edits made in defiance of a ban may be reverted to enforce the ban, regardless of the merits of the edits themselves." Would it be ok if I revert HIZKIAH's edit to that page? Khoikhoi 02:50, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I've no problem with you removing his last edit. It's up to you if you want to revert or delete the edit outright. -- Nick t 11:30, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

I have a problem with banning HIZKIAH. Has anyone except for Khoikhoi looked at the matter? It so happens that HIZKIAH had just complained about User:Dahn; that Khoikhoi has a history of reverting on behalf of Dahn when the latter engages in his frequent edit wars (like here); and that it was precisely Khoikhoi who banned HIZKIAH. It is possible that HIZKIAH was unfairly blocked. Where are these blocking decisions explained? (Icar 12:28, 13 March 2007 (UTC))

I strongly suggest you stop prattling on about this or you'll be finding your blocked too, now run along. -- Nick t 12:36, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

What do you mean? Is this a threat? Should I worry about being blocked for asking?(Icar 13:15, 13 March 2007 (UTC))

HIZKIAH is blocked indefinitely for being a sockpuppet of Bonaparte. This means HIZKIAH is the same person as Bonaparte, and as Bonaparte is banned, any and all accounts belonging to Bonaparte are blocked permanently. It's policy. Nothing I can do about it I'm afraid. Now, I've told you already, stop complaining, go about your editing without causing further disruption to the project. If you don't, you will find yourself blocked for persistent disruption, revert warring and general trolling. Pip pip. -- Nick t 13:32, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
Nick, you may want to look into this (posted 14 minutes after Icar replied below). Dahn 00:21, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your answer. Icar 13:44, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Block clarification[edit]

At 08:00 on 3/13, User:HBC AIV helperbot3 says it blocked User:GoIrish24 for one day. However, that user has continued to vandalize pages and received another warning on his talk page at 18:30. The user's block log lists no block. As the edit summary on WP:AIV said you did the block, can you please ensure that it was applied correctly? Thank you.↔NMajdantalk 19:16, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

I recall pondering on whether or not I should block GoIrish24 I honestly don't know if I did or not. He's stop vandalising anyway, so a block now would be more punitive than preventative. If he starts with the vandalism again, I'll happily block/re-block. -- Nick t 19:31, 13 March 2007 (UTC)


"Olir you are being both a jerk and an idiot, I have explained NUMEROUS times why certain sources are invalid but are you too thick headed to accept it. I know I'll be blocked for this, but I can not deal with your nonsense anymore, go fuck yourself.Hoponpop69 02:31, 15 March 2007 (UTC)"

I have remained civil, he can't. What am i supposed to do with someone like this? Olir 17:01, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

It looks like Gwernol is on the case at the moment. I'm reluctant to block Hoponpop69 as he knows he's wrong to attack you like that, and any block would be leaning towards punitive more than it would be preventative. I'd say try something like Dispute resolution or get Mediation cabal involved here and see if you can't agree on a compromise. -- Nick t 17:09, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Nick can you take a look at the blink-182 page and tell this guy why his sources are not vali? He refuses to listen to me, which is why I was so uncivil.Hoponpop69 19:58, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

You don't listen to me when i tell you why they are valid, you also didnt agree to what you agreed to when the page was locked which was to cut it down to 5, you just hack off a whole bunch. every edit you also seem to do extra stuff, like reverting back to "sometimes" in the first sentence when since march the 3rd the consensus was to change it. Also you are amazingly uncivil to me, there should be some punishment. you actually swore and personally bashed me. I dont know the rules but something has to be done. Olir 20:17, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

You're the one who added the sources after we came to the agreement to discuss them on the talk page first! And your reasons for why things are valid do not cut it as they include, only mention a song, a distant mention of the word punk, a source about one of the members other bands, or a source that downright does not even mention a genre.Hoponpop69 22:59, 15 March 2007 (UTC)


Hey, thanks for reverting the vandalism on my user page.--Orthologist 22:00, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Not a problem, happy to help. -- Nick t 22:01, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

User:Bigmonkey500 keeps creating improper articles[edit]

You are the third admin to delete that file. This user has created another similar file and is disrupting Wikipedia by removing the SD tags. Ronbo76 01:20, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

It's WP:SALTed so it won't be coming back again. -- Nick t 01:21, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Aoyama Book Center[edit]

not sure how to use this but wondering why my article on aoyama book center was deleted

It was blatant advertising and/or a copyright violation. Both against WP policy. -- Nick t 02:51, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

there are other articles on other bookstores such as kinokuniya. so long as the article is impartial, and simply provides information about the company, shudnt it be okay?

It'll fail on notability grounds. We're not Google nor a free webhost. Sorry. -- Nick t 03:00, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Thanks for supporting my recent RfA. I hope to put the tools to good use. Shimeru 15:45, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

Re: Ads and image protection[edit]

I noticed you've got images being transcluded onto a large number of pages, making your Ads template a high visibility template really needing to have some protection (for obvious reasons). I've semi protected the css file and added cascading protection so as far as I can tell, all the advert images are fully protected. I hope this is acceptable and if you need admin assistance, just shout on me and I'll be happy to help. -- Nick t 22:50, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi, please reverse this immediately. User CSS files are already only editable by the user to whom they belong and administrators. That's the whole reason I named the page with a "css" extension – it's just a normal template, not a CSS file, I named it like that so that it was protected. Nobody except administrators and myself can edit it regardless of protection status. More worrying is the cascading semiprotection; there is a bug in cascading protection which causes any transcluded pages to by FULLY protected; I can no longer edit the image pages – Qxz 22:56, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
Also, since when has a template used by fewer than 50 users been "high-profile"? There are hundreds of more heavily-used userboxes that aren't protected at all. Not to mention the hundreds of far more visible article template – Qxz 22:59, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
It's a blatant vandalism target. If you want to edit the images, all you need to do is untransclude the image from the css page. Personally, I find the potential these unprotected image have for being vandalised is too great. -- Nick t 23:06, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
The particular circumstances are irrelevant here; the protection policy states that cascading semiprotection should not be used under any circumstances. If you wish, I happily de-transclude the template from the pages on which it is currently used and request that the images be deleted (except those uploaded by AzaToth); however, I refuse to be prevented from editing my own images when they are used on fewer pages than, to pick an example completely at random, Image:Sweden stub.png on {{Sweden-geo-stub}}, which has sat unprotected – on articles, at that – for years with no objections. Thanks – Qxz 23:14, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
One other thing which I think should settle this. Had I been in a particularly malicious mood after seeing your notice, I could have transcluded Talk:Main Page onto {{User:Qxz/ad.css}} and it would have been protected. Or today's featured article. Or your talk page. Or any other page in Wikipedia. Essentially, what you did was hand the 'protect' button to a non-administrator (and one who's been with the project for less than two months). Fortunately, it was an honest one. Thanks for your understanding – Qxz 23:24, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
You surely realise that in order for you to be able to edit these images, anybody else could edit these images too, which could result in any sort of image appearing anywhere your ad template is transcluded. If your happy to solely accept responsibility for this happening, I'll remove the protection. -- Nick t 23:28, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

Image:Harmon233.jpg - Why was it deleted?[edit]

Hi there. I recently uploaded a file to Wikipedia (for the first time) and you deleted it. The deletion log says "01:30, 16 March 2007 Nick (Talk | contribs) deleted "Image:Harmon233.jpg" (unfree licence / incorrect licence / copyvio)".

This was a picture of my grandfather, Glen Harmon. He recently passed away and I am trying to update his article information here on Wikipedia and wanted to include that picture. It is one of the pictures that he has given me over my lifetime as his grandson. I dont know a lot about this kind of stuff, so I dont know what is wrong with the picture I uploaded that he gave me. If you could please tell me what is wrong with it, and what I need to do in order to upload a picture of him without it being deleted I would appreciate it very much.

You can email me at

Thanks again.

-Jeff Fawcett

Jeffrey Fawcett 19:33, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

If your the copyright holder, you would need to release your photograph under a free licence, something like the GFDL or Creative Commons licences. Wikipedia:Image_copyright_tags provides all the necessary information to upload the image under a licence which satisfies our requirements. It's mainly technical stuff which permits us to create offline and paper versions of Wikipedia, or for other sites to mirror our site here. -- Nick t 21:00, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Image tagging for Image:Weed temp.png[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Weed temp.png. The image has been identified as not specifying the source and creator of the image, which is required by Wikipedia's policy on images. If you don't indicate the source and creator of the image on the image's description page, it may be deleted some time in the next seven days. If you have uploaded other images, please verify that you have provided source information for them as well.

For more information on using images, see the following pages:

This is an automated notice by OrphanBot. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. 02:10, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Daniel Miller-Medzon[edit]

Hi. This page is back. Still db-bio, still not notable, sourced from this admitted autobiography page.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 22:22, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi, it's back again, and now Daniel is complaining on my user talk page. Please explain notability to him, wearing your Admin hat. Thanks!   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 08:49, 24 March 2007 (UTC) (talk · contribs · WHOIS)[edit]

I've unblocked this IP per request on unblock-en-l. This was an inappropriate block. The user only had one warning (from a bot) and the warning appeared to be invalid on the bot's behalf. John Reaves (talk) 22:31, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

I've reblocked. I gave ample time for a reply after sending out a list only query about the block and your userpage claims you are on wikibreak, so I couldn't have expected a reply here. In the future, a more informative block message or talk page message would help (same goes for me). John Reaves (talk) 23:05, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
I had forgotten about the Wikibreak thing. There was quite a bit of confusion on the blocks at the time (we did ponder a range block or individual blocks) and adding the site to the Meta blacklist, so I can only apologise for not providing details of the other IP addresses block as part of dealing with this particular spammer. Best Wishes -- Nick t 23:11, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
I just realized I could e-mailed you directly, sorry about this. John Reaves (talk) 23:23, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Referencing Problem[edit]

I'm hoping you can help me with a referencing problem. I just started a page about the school that I go to, William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute. I just started and when I added the first reference there is a huge gap in the reference at the bottom of the page. I was wondering if you could take a look at it and tell me what the problem is. If this isn't you're most knowledgeable field could you please direct me to another admin that could help me. Thanks, Joesixpac 22:23, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi there, I find it's easier just to use the following code

<div class="references-2column"> <references /> </div>

Hope this helps. -- Nick t 23:33, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, I'm using the code you have me, minus the "2" in from of column to make only 1 coloumn. Thanks for the help! 02:14, 25 March 2007 (UTC)


Back already FYI. Based on his track record you might want to consider semi-protecting the pages sooner rather than later. Thanks. One Night In Hackney303 01:08, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Indef blocked as a sock and I've semi protected the pages again per your request, but without expiry this time. If your on IRC, drop by irc:// and it'll show you links being added in realtime. -- Nick t 01:17, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

User:Sue Rangell/B.R.I.T.T.A.N.I.C.A.[edit]

WP:CSD#G4 does no apply to userfied items. Keep your finger off the delete button if you don't understand the speedy criteria. ~ trialsanderrors 02:41, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

It was only userfied to circumvent process. -- Nick t 02:45, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
Bullshit. If the user makes a reasoned reques for userfication we userfy. End of story. ~ trialsanderrors 02:49, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
You are aware of the clear consensus for deletion over at WP:DRV, I assume. If your not going to remain civil, I think our little chat is going to be over pretty soonish anyway. -- Nick t 02:52, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
HELLO! REALITY CHECK! I CLOSED THE DRV AFTER THE USER WITHDREW HER REQUEST I also participated in it and offered the user to userfy it so that she withdraws her request. This was backed up by Chris. Nothing to see here, and especially nothing to delete if you don't have a clue what you're doing. ~ trialsanderrors 02:59, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
You really don't understand WP:CIVIL do you. Ah well. -- Nick t 03:05, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
I understand our policies though, which is where you have your deficits. ~ trialsanderrors 03:07, 25 March 2007 (UTC)