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Archive This is an archive of past discussions on Nihiltres' user talk page, as archived on May 28, 2007. If you wish to start a new discussion or revive an old one, please do so on the current talk page.


Well, I don't know if this user is ever going to resurface, but it would be a shame if the Old Kingdom characters draft page was lost completely. I think it should be moved to an actual article, then people will actually be able to see it and it can be fully completed. As it is, it will probably never be done, which is a real shame. I thought I'd ask you about this, as I think you know/knew Abhorsen327 pretty well. U-Mos 18:14, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, Abhorsen327 (my girlfriend) is on an indefinite wikibreak, although she may eventually resurface. I'd suggest that if we move it to the article namespace, we should find some appropriate cleanup templates to indicate the major work needed. I'll get back to you more in a bit, got to get to class right now. Nihiltres 18:32, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

The Novels WikiProject Newsletter: Issue XII - May 2007[edit]

The May 2007 issue of the Novels WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you.

This is an automated delivery by grafikbot 16:48, 6 May 2007 (UTC)


Hi, I noticed you're interested in becoming an admin. After a brief review of your editcount (4041 at time of writing) and contributions, I would like to nominate you for RfA, as I think you're ready to receive the admin tools. Walton Need some help? 18:53, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

That would be fine, although I must admit some nervousness as regards RfA. Thank you. Nihiltres(t.c.s) 19:20, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
I'm not surprised - my own RfA nearly gave me a nervous breakdown. Let me know when you're ready for me to write up a nomination - I'll do a more detailed review of your contributions in the meantime. Walton Need some help? 16:58, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
Whenever you like is fine, just let me know - Although it's scary, it's the only way. :) Nihiltres(t.c.s) 18:05, 12 May 2007 (UTC) (cross-posted)

Comment from User:Zinedokeeleoooni[edit]

Please consider not to put this on my article because it is a user page and I will report you as a vandal if you do that again. --Zinedokeeleoooni 21:56, 13 May 2007 (UTC) Welcome to Wikipedia! We welcome your help to create new content, but your recent additions (such as Zenilunu) are considered nonsense. Please refrain from creating nonsense articles. If you want to test things out, edit the sandbox instead. Take a look at the welcome page if you would like to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia. Zinedokeeleoooni 21:56, 13 May 2007 (UTC) OR ==Zenilunu== Welcome to Wikipedia! We welcome your help to create new content, but your recent additions (such as Zenilunu) are considered nonsense. Please refrain from creating nonsense articles. If you want to test things out, edit the sandbox instead. Take a look at the welcome page if you would like to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia. Zinedokeeleoooni 21:56, 13 May 2007 (UTC) on the User Talk page of the author.

What are you trying to say? I was just warning you that your article was nonsensical. It has been deleted because we don't accept nonsense on Wikipedia. Nihiltres(t.c.s) 22:01, 13 May 2007 (UTC) (cross-posted)
Please don't delete my comments, especially from my own talk page. It's generally considered disruptive to remove comments in the way you just did. Nihiltres(t.c.s) 01:49, 14 May 2007 (UTC) (cross-posted)


Sorry... I guess I sorta missed out on that one. A little out of the loop, If you will, with this page deletion problem, which by the way is to be solved tonight! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Stealthrabbit127 (talkcontribs) 23:53, 13 May 2007 (UTC).

empty page change, where to discuss?[edit]

I noticed a recent change to the text displayed for a deleted or otherwise nonexistent page like this, adding inter-project search links. I'd like to suggest some minor formatting changes, but I have no idea of the title of the MediaWiki talk page (at least, I assume it's in the MediaWiki namespace) at which I would do this. My searches have turned up nothing. I would greatly appreciate any help. Nihiltres(t.c.s) 02:56, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

You are looking for MediaWiki:Noarticletext. I found the page by checking recent changes in the MediaWiki namespace, you can also find it via Special:Allmessages by using your browser to find the text "If you can't find" etc.--Commander Keane 03:29, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
  • I was the one who made that change. I took it from Wikinews as I found it a useful tool, especially with some people considering soft redirecting to other projects a good idea - which would mess with the whole red-blue link thing. If you have any suggestions, let me know. As long as they're format changes that do not conflict with the basic idea of adding the links, I'm sure we can come to an agreement. - Mgm|(talk) 09:07, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
  • I found your comments. Personally, I think adding a blue border and giving it a bit of a color instead of just gray is a good idea. (Similar to the help desk header. You're right about the centring of images and links in that box, though, so if you can fix that please feel free to code it. Perhaps we can settle on an in-between color? - Mgm|(talk) 09:07, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
The discussion's continued at MediaWiki talk:Noarticletext, and I made a mockup in my sandbox that would probably be very confusing to someone who didn't know what it was. It would probably be more helpful to comment there. User:Gurch also thinks that a standard grey would be a good idea. As for centering the content, you can try to get it to work in my sandbox, but beware: the box is encased in a Parserfunction to hide it for non-article namespace pages. Nihiltres(t.c.s) 20:45, 14 May 2007 (UTC)


  • I would certainly support this request, go for it! Ryan Postlethwaite 11:05, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! I'll be on this in just a few hours when I get the chance. Nihiltres(t.c.s) 12:00, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
Because of your recent handling of the discussion at talk:Earth, I was very pleased to support your RfA. I regard our exchange as a learning experience, and I have no doubt you'll make a fine Admin. Doc Tropics 17:01, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
Thank you, I'm glad it worked out. Nihiltres(t.c.s) 17:07, 18 May 2007 (UTC)


I owe you... big time.

That edit was pretty destructive, but I had to laugh... it was pretty funny.

Thank you again.

Happy Editing! --Stealthrabbit talk 16:58, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Glad to help, and yes, it was somewhat amusing. I suppose you're lucky to get the amusing ones. Symb Glad.svg Nihiltres(t.c.s) 17:05, 18 May 2007 (UTC)


Hi. If you'll take a look at the string of comments I have given to other users, you will see that this is not my type of thing to do. I know it's not right, so why do it? I did not impersonate you, although someone using my name did. This, I must get to the bottom of. Besides, why would I impersonate someone I look up to, take suggestions from, and have nominated for adminship? Seriously, Nihiltres, I wouldn't do anything like that. Sorry for the waste of time, and the confusion I may have caused you. Please, Let's just move on. This is really, if you don't mind me saying so, a waste of time, better used for editing and reverting. Thank you for your input, and I will look forward to hearing from you in the future.

Happy Editing! --Stealthrabbit talk 18:23, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Responded on user's talk page. Nihiltres(t.c.s) 18:32, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Sounds Fair[edit]

I changed my password and have an Idea of who might have been using my account. I'll talk to him (I've had problems with him in real life). I suspect he also vandalized my userpage, but I don't know for sure. Thanks for your help, I'll make sure this never happens again.

Happy Editing! --Stealthrabbit talk 18:45, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Glad to hear it. Nihiltres(t.c.s) 19:20, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

don imus[edit]

thank you for the template but i can not get it to work would you please help me fix this thank you You have been blessed with a message from: Kinglou135 21:03, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

I fixed the template, so feel free to go ahead and use it. Nihiltres(t.c.s) 21:16, 18 May 2007 (UTC) (cross-posted)

thank you You have been blessed with a message from: Kinglou135 10:46, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Re:Garth Nix Novel[edit]

Oh, I see what you're saying. My only contention now is that it doesn't really seem necessary. It isn't too difficult to add the category manually to each article and it also makes the source of the category much easier to see (more than once I've tried to remove a category from an article but couldn't figure out where it was coming from). Axem Titanium 03:33, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

I suppose it isn't quite necessary, but it's definitely convenient, since the template and the category should always be paired. If only we had StringFunctions enabled throughout Wikimedia projects, we wouldn't need the parameter then. Nihiltres(t.c.s) 03:47, 21 May 2007 (UTC) (cross-posted)
Suit yourself. I don't care enough to pursue this. WP:DGAF, yo! Axem Titanium 03:51, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

You're an Admin![edit]

It is my pleasure to inform you that you are now an admin. Congratulations. You can feel free to do everything you're supposed to do and nothing you're not supposed to do. If you haven't already, now is the time look through the Wikipedia:Administrators' how-to guide and Wikipedia:Administrators' reading list. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me, or at the Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard. Best wishes and good luck, -- Cecropia 20:48, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Thank you! I'll be sure to use the tools well. Nihiltres(t.c.s) 20:51, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
Congratulations, best of luck with your new tools! Ryan Postlethwaite 20:52, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
Congratulation's! You've earned the trust of the Wikipedia community, good work; and, for the future, good luck. Cheers, Dfrg.msc 09:47, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
Congratulations - good to see that my first ever nominee passed with near-unanimous support. :-) Walton Need some help? 16:59, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
Congrats on your ascension to the mop-and-bucket brigade. Your personalized Thank You note was appreciated, and I look forward to working with you in the future : ) Doc Tropics 18:09, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
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Thanks for your comment about my wrong nomination. I put {{db-spam}} because of the "need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become encyclopedic" part of CSD#G11... something like {{WikiProject Biography}} but about a (now discontinued) product. Since my speedy nomination was controversial I am considering {{prod}}. Note that there are references, but they are unused in the article, and it is not clear how the references endorse the actual content. I'll put some comments on the article talk page. Rjgodoy 05:40, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

{{prod}} sounds good, what you're saying makes sense. Thanks for addressing my concerns. Nihiltres(t.c.s) 05:46, 22 May 2007 (UTC) (cross-posted)
I have removed speedy tag from GRASP (multimedia authoring software), replacing it with {{prod}}. Thanks for the advice. Rjgodoy 06:07, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Stabbed that Nigga Deletion[edit]

That's the name of the series, what else was I supposed to put??!! Un-delete it! Sharrieff C.Sharrieff C. 22 May 2007

I didn't delete that because the name was offensive - Wikipedia is not censored. I deleted it because it didn't seem to meet our notability requirements, and another editor tagged it as such as well. I suggest that you read Wikipedia:Your first article, this explains a lot. Nihiltres(t.c.s) 05:50, 22 May 2007 (UTC) (cross-posted)


Nobody expects Ninjas. Do good work. - CHAIRBOY () 19:22, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

IRC cloak request[edit]

I am Nihiltres on freenode and I would like the cloak wikipedia/Nihiltres. Thanks. --Nihiltres(t.c.s) 23:14, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Reply, Stabbed that Nigga Deletion[edit]

The reason Shadowlynx deleted it was because it had some copyrighted stuff in it, we talked it over and it was put back, but no, you come strolling along and you delete it again. Why, I ask, I know why, because it has the word nigga in it, but it doesn't matter, because that is the name of the freakin' title! I demand you un-delete this minute! Sharrieff C.Sharrieff C. 7:07 PM

Replied on user talk page. Nihiltres(t.c.s) 02:22, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

A hearty congrats from one of your biggest fans[edit]

Congratualtions, Nihiltres. I am overjoyed to see someone like you finally become an Admin on Wikipedia. (Begin Pomp and Circumstance) It brings great pleasure knowing that another one of the best has earned his place in the Wikipedia community. Again, Congratulations on your Sysopship. You'll do good. Stealthrabbit Say it, baby, say it! 02:11, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Stealthrabbit! If you need admin help anytime, you know where to find me. Symb Glad.svg - Nihiltres(t.c.s) 05:08, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Spoiler tags[edit]

(I answered some other points on my talk page). There is consensus (at the RfC) that warnings should not be in place on medieval literature or fairytales, so I'm working on these now and leaving the films alone today. My view (that {{spoiler}} should be deleted) is certainly not going to be upheld, so I won't try to enforce that. Incidentally, if you think nothing should be done while the RfC is ongoing: how do you determine when it's over? There certainly hasn't been any really new idea at the RfC for a couple of days now. Kusma (talk) 06:49, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Replied on user's talk page. Nihiltres(t.c.s) 12:50, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Browser correction failure[edit]

I think you are telling me to add <div style="height: 251px; overflow:none;"> following <div style="height: 250px; overflow:auto; border: 1px solid gray; background-color: #f5ffff; ">. That does not work. TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 22:45, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Please Block[edit]


I would like to have Hargon10 blocked for multiple accounts of vandalism. I know this person in real life, I have watched him vandalize pages at school (i.e. World of Warcraft) and he has been a problem to me in the past. He recently deleted my entire talk page and released my real name at this edit and I also have suspected him of making that edit to my userpage [1]. Please block the account he has hacked so he doesn't do something dangerous like post my address or something. Thank you very very much.

Stealthrabbit Say it, baby, say it! 00:11, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for the help[edit]

Vinwe 01:51, 25 May 2007 (UTC)


Do you know how I could semi-protect my userpage and talk page from certain users? There are two users who are giving me problems, I'd like to have them blocked from editing my pages by semi-protection. Thanks!

Stealthrabbit Say it, baby, say it! 15:36, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Replying on user talk. Nihiltres(t.c.s) 17:03, 25 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks Nihiltres. It was getting old, I needed some peace. I can give you all the proof on Hargon10 if you need it. Thanks! Stealthrabbit Say it, baby, say it! 14:30, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Hey there! Thanks for your note on my talk page --[edit]

Hi Nihiltres!

First of all: yes, it is indeed me. Thanks for the heads-up on the page editing guidelines.

I've read them previously (and every now and then I reread them to stay on my toes). I'm aware of the dangers inherent in editing one's own page -- and I work very hard to keep such edits very dry and strictly factual ... usually just changes in date, ISBN info, URLs and so forth. But when I see a factual error, I do (sometimes) correct it: being careful to stay dry. (And sometimes I just cover my eyes and walk away.)  :)

Thanks again! Diane duane 16:07, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Replied on user talk. Nihiltres(t.c.s) 18:41, 25 May 2007 (UTC)