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Archive This is an archive of past discussions. Please do not edit it. If you wish to revitalize an old topic, you are welcome to bring it up on my active talk page.

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Thank you[edit]

For your kind support of my Rfa, which passed. If you should ever have any complaints about my admin actions, please let me know. Also, should you ever need my help with anything, please do not hesitate to ask! Thanks again! All the best Banez 17:06, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Thank you!

(And yes, your "ramblings" were most useful :)) Cheers


  • Made a few NPOV edits on Licketyship per your suggestion it should be cleaned up -- what do you think? I am relatively new at editing... was contributing as but just created an account. Numerati 03:05, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

removal of cotw[edit]

This cotw is fair game, why did you remove it? please explain before further action. thanks--Urthogie 13:50, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

  • I've replied to your talk page. --Petros471 14:10, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
Ah my mistake...time goes by so fast sometimes. Go ahead and remove, sorry.--Urthogie 15:17, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

Re "your message to"[edit]

Wow... thanks! That was very nice of you... I did indeed intend for the message to go on the talk page. (I prob need some sleep after the whole day on wikipedia!). Regards... Mikkerpikker ... 21:17, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

RfA Thanks![edit]

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Okay, this is perhaps a bit overdue, but thank-you for your support in my recent RfA! I passed with a final vote count consensus of (82/1/0), which was a lot of support that I really appreciate. I'll try to live up to the expectations; and on that note, if there's ever something I do wrong (or don't do right), please spit in my general direction. Cheers! --PeruvianLlama(spit) 05:26, 4 February 2006 (UTC)


Andes is the cotw, I think. It had more votes than aeronautics. Gflores Talk 19:29, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

No problem. WP is going slow for me, too. Gflores Talk 19:42, 6 February 2006 (UTC)
Heh, I have no clue. :) I would just say put the improvements for male (since that article was expanded more than female). Gflores Talk 20:02, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

My RFA[edit]

My admin request went up in flames. (But thanks anyways!)

Hey, Petros471, I wanted to thank you for your support of my (unfortunately unsuccessful) request for adminship. The final tally was 37/16/5, which fell short of the needed 75-80% for "consensus". I'll try and notify more vandals' talk pages from here on out. I don't know if or when I'll go up for nomination again, but even if I don't, I will try not to betray the trust that you and 36 others were willing to place in me. Thanks for having faith in me... and happy editing! Matt Yeager (Talk?) 01:14, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

thank you[edit]

thanks for helping me revert my page. Dog Eat Dog World 17:29, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

COTW Project[edit]

You voted for Aeronautics, this week's Collaboration of the week. Please come and help it become a featured-standard article. -- King of Hearts | (talk) 19:48, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Drastically late reply to "blocking messages"[edit]

I don't do it anymore if I can help it. I'm thinking of a guideline for vandal reverters along the lines of "Don't warn for someone else's revert, or vice versa", since it wastes time for the reverter normally. 04:22, 13 February 2006 (UTC)


hflhomenl I made the external link to the online i ching oracle I Ching because i think it is a valuable addition to the non profit world, how can i say. Though i made it myself, and i have read the remarks to external links, i think it is a perfect addition to wikipedia. It's free, sobre black and white, it's five languanges, but it is an application. Something that needs all the screen available. I was tempted to edit the external links section where it says what you should not include a link to something you made, the ones where is suggested that they should wait for someone else (a friend?) to include it as an external link. You can see that you could be "friend" in this matter, being a rational editor, seeing what it really is. Sometimes maybe the webstats counter releases a popup of underware, (i'm not even shure: it's on the italian version and i complained!), but then, the popup gets out of focus. I could remove the counters, but i'm too proud.

Yo Petros, I think you do a superb job, being an editor in wikipedia and all, and trying to keep it nice and clean, but concerning these external links, i find your choice not very good. I would choose for the page of Greg Whincup, who made an english translation of I Ching and who maintains a very nice page called I Ching On The Net The preceding unsigned comment was added by Hflhomenl (talk • contribs) .

  • Reply coming up on your talk page, after I've had chance to review the links/ article. Petros471 20:01, 20 February 2006 (UTC)


can i keep it on my user page though? Dog Eat Dog World 19:06, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Ed Zinsius Page[edit]

Ed Zinsius is one of the authors of the page. This was a school project that we would like to keep up.We would greatly appreciate it if you would allow us to keep the page. Everyone at DeSales High School has extremely enjoyed this page and sees no harm in the keeping of this page. I personally would greatly appreciate this. Thank you for your time. The preceding unsigned comment was added by The Ninjas (talk • contribs) .

  • Replying on your talk page. Petros471 19:12, 15 February 2006 (UTC)


I actually took that test. I got 132 in it. But it was like the third IQ test I'd taken so I had some practice, which would account for that score. Banez 22:34, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

Lol, its not a matter of having good brains, but what you do with them. I seem to have reasonalby good grey matter, but I'm also very lazy, and hard to motivate. Thus, when I was at school, people with lower IQs scored higher grades than me. Banez 22:42, 15 February 2006 (UTC)


You're welcome, it was a pleasure! Banez 12:50, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Indeed, it has. The stress has been fading, and is almost gone. So, a bit of both, and I have been too lazy to update it :) . Cheers Banez 12:56, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks for fixing my error on Criticisms of sexual behavior's tag. 16:08, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

  • That's ok. I'm still debating whether to put that article up for deletion on AfD (it's certainly not a speedy candidate). I would have thought that if it contained any meaningful content that could be added to the respective articles it is linked from. On the other hand if it can be cleaned up it might be an ok (though I doubt great) article. --Petros471 16:34, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

I suggested speedy, because of the manner in which the creator of that article has been inserting, creating and inventing additions to the Wikipedia which are not encyclopedic. He has several times been in conflict with other users, on that article as well as this for instance: Talk:Pederasty_in_the_modern_world("his article"). You'll see him upset that articles don't reflect his bias, such as this for example: Talk:Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford. He claims abuse: Wikipedia:LGBT_notice_board#Relevant_user_conduct_disputes. 18:15, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

It's not a candidate for speedy deletion because it doesn't match any of the criteria on WP:CSD. Can I suggest, in this case at least, you stop looking at the editor(s) and purely judge the article on its merits (or lack thereof). Also an article of this nature deserves a debate before potentially being deleted. Out of interest, if you were writing the reason for deletion (on AfD) without mentioning the creator of this article, what would you say? Petros471 18:55, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

I noticed these problems all leading back to him and a few others. He's adamant about keeping it though, while the others aren't. It's up to him to keep self-control on the issue. It should be deleted, but there are so many random deletable articles that infect the database it's not funny. 22:46, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

For the alterations, and the autograph! Banez 14:29, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the power! I actually need bandwidth even more (40 megs for 4 computers for six days). I sincerely hope these power cuts don't ruin wikipedia (they've already started to interrupt my work) for me :( . Thanks for everything (and cheering me up)! Cheers Banez 11:32, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

American Revolution[edit]

Please explain to me why you wrote rvv in the edit summary for your edit to American Revolution. I know you did not revert my couple of vandalism reversions. However, I don't think that is an appropriate edit summary given the situation. Thanks. ¡Dustimagic! (T/C) 19:29, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, I understand. I know you didn't revert my edits. I have done a similar thing myself where I have somehow reverted a revert due to the servers/software so I had to revert my revert immediately. Also, just a note. reverting vandalism is great but rvv may not be the most adequate of an edit summary it is always better to mention the people involved. No worries. Have a nice day!. ¡Dustimagic! (T/C) 19:39, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
Yes, I did the same thing until I got go-mode lite, or just took a long time to revert. It is amazing! I use a cobination of Lupin's tool and god-mode lite. It saves so much time a makes reverting edits fun and fast. I would highly recommend it. The revert button with god-mode lite is extremely helpful and is almost as good as the admin one I have heard

. Thanks. ¡Dustimagic! (T/C) 13:51, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

My (HereToHelp's) possible RFA[edit]

Yes, I'm open to being nominated for sysoping. However, I am a little on the busy side now and I'd like the weekend to write answers to the common questions.--HereToHelp (talkcontribs) 21:27, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

How about this for the first question:
It’s not that I want to be able to do one thing badly so much as it is a bunch of little things. The ability to semi-protect pages would have been extremely useful when Apple Macintosh went live on the Main Page and received a ton of image related vandalism (I won’t elaborate). Page deletion for when I come across an abandoned, empty talk page. Rollback and blocking abilities to continue the fight against vandalism. I once came upon a template that was deleted despite surviving a TFD; undeletion would have been nice then. And, ultimately, the ability to not have to embarrassingly ask someone else to do stuff that, if I was a sysop, would take less than a minute. I think the Administrators' noticeboard and Vandalism in progress pages are great ideas, but when an article is on the Main Page it is highly visible because it receives a lot of vandalism, and because it receives a lot of vandalism it is highly visible. During those urgent moments, there simply isn’t enough time to fetch someone else to deal with it. Additionally, the need to go through such systems—which take time, by definition and human imperfection—may discourage a sysop chore from being done at all. We’ve gotten the big puddles cleaned up, but we’ll need lots of mops to get the last drops.
Comments?--HereToHelp (talkcontribs) 22:44, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

With apologies for the impersonal AWB-ness of the message... Thanks for your support on my recent request for adminship. It passed at 91/1/0, and I hope I can continue to deserve the community's trust. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help you, and if I make a mistake be sure to tell me. My talk page is always open. (ESkog)(Talk) 02:28, 24 February 2006 (UTC)


WikiThanks.png Thank you for reverting the vandalism to my user page. ...Scott5114 19:15, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

I hate it when the servers mess up when you're doing something like that ;) The IP address is actually assigned to my school, so I should be able to find out who it is doing it fairly easily. ...Scott5114 19:25, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Edit summary[edit]

Hi .. your edit summary in a recent change you made reads:

 "Revert to revision 41025463 using popups"

This is completely incomprehensible to me, and gives me (and, I suspect, many other Wikipedia readers) no hint as to what was done, or why, or when. Even 'correct my silly typo' would be better. Any chance of something more illuminating?

Thanks! quota 21:20, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Yeh, I agree it's not exactly the most useful edit summary in the world. It basically says two things 1) I did a reversion (but not what for, or what to in human readable form) and 2) it was using popups. Popups are a handy thing developed by Lupin, and therefore I'm not really the best person to be talking about edit summaries with. Looking at the popups talk page I can see there has been some discussion about improving the edit summary there. As for me I'll have a look if I can customise it to something a bit more descriptive.
Was there any particular reason you picked that edit or was it a comment about popup edit summaries in general? Petros471 21:42, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
I suppose it was the 'revision 41025463' that threw me. What is that number? I gathered popups are some kind of editing aid, but why should anyone care what tool was used (sounds suspiciously like an advert)? quota 08:02, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
This has been discussed on the popups talk page. The revision thing: I think more meaningful data (like who was involved etc) would have placed more load on the server as more pages would have had to have been loaded (link). The ad thing: debate between being helpful identifying a tool being used (as other people might want to use it) vs spamming. The compromise was to put the popups bit at the end rather than beginning of the edit summary (link). As for what revision number actually means- I'm fairly sure nothing to a human (I don't know of one anyway!), but I still kept it there in my edited version of the summary in case anyone like you want to query one of my edits- they can tell me to number and I'll do a quick find on my list of contribs (just like I did when you asked your original question. Petros471 10:28, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
OK, thanks for the explanations. quota 17:14, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
I've now had a tinker with the popup settings so it prompts me for an edit summary. However for speed of reverting do you think this summary is ok? (NB:the edit was just to the sandbox, it's the summary to look at). Petros471 22:27, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
Looks good to me! Thanks. quota 08:02, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
Great :) Petros471 10:28, 25 February 2006 (UTC)


I suppose it's only appropriate as I got second vote in your RfA that I get to give the second congrats here ;) So there you go. Happy mopping! Petros471 22:33, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, I am gonna go eat and then get to some backlog action, haha - cohesiontalk 22:56, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

Moved from userpage[edit]

I don't know how to send you a personal message, so I apologize in advance for editing your page like this, but as noble a counter-vandalist you fancy yourself to be, you are also a seemingly inveterate spammer, sending warning messages to the users associated with certain IP addresses. As you may know, many internet users access the internet through an internet service provider that assigns temporary, variable IP addresses for each log-on session. In consequence, two entirely distinct users may share the same IP address at two different points in time. Please bear this in mind when sending offensively intrusive warning messages to IP addresses. Thanks. Unsigned comment by El_C 14:12, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Hi, hopefully you'll check back here and to read this (I'm not posting on your talk page, as your IP has probably changed again...). I've checked your IP address and it appears that you use AOL as your ISP. AOL has an unfortunate policy of rapidly changing users IP addresses, much more so than other ISP's. If you want to query a specific warning I gave on a particular occasion you will have to provide more details, as the talk page of your current IP is empty (I assume it's changed since you saw any warning messages from me). There really isn't much I can do to be more 'accurate' in directing warning messages, as there is no way for me to tell straight away if an IP is static, or as in your case temporary. If you are annoyed by these messages I suggest you follow the advice at the bottom of IP talk pages "If you are an anonymous user and feel that irrelevant comments have been directed at you, please create an account or log in to avoid future confusion with other anonymous users." Petros471 19:41, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
PS. Message to me go on this page User talk:Petros471. Talk pages are accessed by clicking on the 'discussion' tab next to the article/user.


Hello, Petros. We've been matched through Esperanza's Admin coaching program. Is there anything in particular you have questions about, or do you just want general advice? — Knowledge Seeker 01:37, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome; it's nice to meet you! Sure, I think a user subpage is a great idea—just let me know where you want to meet. — Knowledge Seeker 03:41, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

My RFA[edit]

Thank you for supporting my successful request for adminship. I'll try to put the admin tools to good and responsible use. If I do anything wrong you know where to find me. Raven4x4x 07:35, 28 February 2006 (UTC)


Thanks! It's actually a copy of the old help page. The Neokid talk 19:37, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Sorry about the welcome message thing (you can find it on the history). My browser is set up to deliver a welcome message to users who have nothing on their talk page, but it doesn't realise the difference between a normal edit and a new section! The Neokid talk 19:38, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
It is a template, and I used to add it manually (I have a little semi-transparent bar at the bottom of my screen with a link saying "WELCOME" on it) but this way is quicker. I will try and mod it so that it notices new sections. :) The Neokid talk 19:46, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Admin coaching[edit]

Putting all that information and discussion in a subpage of your user page sounds like a good idea. Just let me know what the page is called. I guess I will go through your recent contributions and then tell you if I see any major imporvments you can make. Academic Challenger 22:54, 28 February 2006 (UTC)