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Peer review request for Facebook

Hi, if you have time could you please take a look at Facebook and post any suggestions you may have at Wikipedia:Peer review/Facebook/archive3? I'd like to get it to WP:FAC soon but first I'd like a copyedit from people who are not involved with the article, and if you have any content suggestions such as what to keep or remove, I would also appreciate that. Thanks! Gary King (talk) 21:40, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Dutch Acadie

Thank you for removing the tag. (Red4tribe (talk) 22:09, 1 May 2008 (UTC))


Hello There,

While I agree with the be bold policy of wikipedia, this material has been heavily disputed over several wikipedia pages. The person in question constantly ignores every other person in an agrument and insists s/he is right. With that, after not conceding the agrument with Dutch Acadie, (which by the way would not be its proper name if it was an actually place, which I assure you it wasn't formally) this person then creates an article with information puts directly almost word for word out of another one, except for the part in the other article which states that all dutch claims to Acadia were paper claims and were abandoned before any actual conquest.

So now i am going to ask what exactly should the reason for deletion should have been and if you can help remove this gibberish or not?-Kirkoconnell (talk) 22:11, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

I am going to add that it is the correct name, the book written on it ( calls it Acadie. Not Acadia. The Dutch did occupy two French forts, as the article and reference states, not the entire colony. Just FYI the one above me is twisting the story about me. (Red4tribe (talk) 22:16, 1 May 2008 (UTC))

Oh yes, the famous googlebook link whereby we cannot actually read the book, produced from the university of michigan, the up most authority on Acadia. Well no worries. I'm actually done of this but this page is clearly fucking bullshit to me. Seriously. A dutch guy comes in can invent history on wikipedia, to the benefit of the Dutch (what a surprise), create shit that can and has, on several discussion pages, been discredited and you work to empower him over me, who has asked him repeatedly to keep the information honest. Well I'm cool with that. In four years when the article gets deleted because its fucking nonsense, I'm sure no one will remember. Jesus.-Kirkoconnell (talk) 22:22, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Watch your tongue. Enough lies have come out. (Red4tribe (talk) 23:45, 1 May 2008 (UTC))

Public library, you say?

Why, how convenient, I seem to be in one at this exact moment! *gets to work* Ziggy Sawdust 18:17, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Dutch Acadie 2

I have ahd to rename the Page to Dutch Conquest of Acadie, and it has been tagged for deletion again, could you possibly remove it for me? No one really bothers to listen to what I say. Now they are claiming there is original research, which is of course, an absolute lie. (Red4tribe (talk) 03:06, 3 May 2008 (UTC))

Nice attempt. -Kirkoconnell (talk) 03:56, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
Agreed. (Red4tribe (talk) 00:49, 4 May 2008 (UTC))

Request for Removal

Hello, my name is Harrison Johnson and I along with Kyle Vickers are the director's for K2 Productions. You have a topic on here listed as TEX BRONSON, which continually comes up when a search is done through most search engines. I have already received several e-mails from individuals that had done a search for our new film and kept seeing your site on the first page of the results. I would like for you to remove this entry and the Tex Bronson entry so that it will no longer appear on search engine results for our film and lead actor. Thank you. You can contact me at—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 03:10, May 5, 2008 (UTC)

Do you mean Wikipedia as a whole? If so, the article has already been deleted. If you mean my talk page: 1) I prefer to keep everything here, as it serves as a record; 2) Looking at the search, my page doesn't appear in the Google search results, so keeping it isn't an issue. Good luck with your film! PeterSymonds | talk 03:40, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Admin Coaching

Hey there Peter, I was just reviewing your edits and at first glance, I have to ask what you expect or want from admin coaching? At first glance, it looks as if you might be a prime candidate just to go ahead and run for adminship! Coaching is IMHO for people who are a little weaker candidates and need help getting experience else where and being seen as an admin. You appear to be well respected, active in several areas, involved with XfD's... So am I missing something? Why do you need coaching? I would be more than happy to review your edits in more detail and possibly nominate you now. (You can see my previous nominations at my talk page.)Balloonman (talk) 22:40, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Wholly positive previous interaction with Peter. A good candidate. Just my 2p. Pedro :  Chat  22:44, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
Perhaps a co-nom pedro? If he's interested?Balloonman (talk) 23:07, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
Sounds like the way forward .... ! Pedro :  Chat  23:10, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
We're deciding his fate without his involvement... So let's wait to see why he feels that he needs admin coaching. If he thinks it is something he has to have to pass an RfA, I say we dispel that notion ;-) I think he's ready, so what say you Peter?Balloonman (talk) 23:13, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
Agreed. I honestly feel you would be a greater asset with admin rights Peter, but of course it is up to you. If you wish, Balloonman will nominate and I will co-nom. If you are unsure or wish to wait a while no problems, of course. I will be busy tomorrow during the day (I believe you are the same time zone as myself - bank holiday!) but we can move this along at your pace. Pedro :  Chat  23:19, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

If you're up for it, I'd be happy to nom too...definitely supporting! dihydrogen monoxide (H2O) 03:12, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Thank you! PeterSymonds | talk 03:13, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Water/Pedro, go ahead and add your co-noms. Peter, 3 co-noms is about as many as you want, after that it starts to look like your trying to overcome a problem. You might be interested in reading, my essay on how to pass an RfA. Basically what it says is to treat the questions as if you were interviewing for the job. Take them seriously and answer them completely. If you don't know the answer, research it.Balloonman (talk) 04:53, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

One other thing, after Pedro/Water add their co-noms, you will need to transclude the RfA to the RfA page. When you do so, do so at a time that you will be able to keep an eye on the RfA for 2-4 hours. Those first few hours are crucial to some RfA's. You might get asked some questions and you might have some early opposes that need to be addressed. When addressing an oppose, don't get into a long debate (this includes nominators.)Balloonman (talk) 05:22, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
Co-nom added. Pedro :  Chat  10:59, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

I just have to say, you thought there was a chance your RfA would be a snowball fail??? ;-)Balloonman (talk) 19:12, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

It's the high quality of the nominations that saved it .... :) Pedro :  Chat  19:16, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Afd of Fernando Martinez (disc jockey)

I notice you commented on this. It seems theres actually several similar articles on other characters, which I've added to the afd. Some of these have already had attempts at tidying up, but its been done in a slightly inconsistent way. I've added what I found to the afd. I wondered if you wanted to comment further give the afd has expanded since your original comment. --BrucePodger (Lets have a beer) 14:23, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

I'm not so sure, I think its better left as one afd in the hope of getting a consistent treatment between them all. I know redirects normally have a slightly different deletion process, but there are times when the rules don't quite fit.

Your RfA

Good luck... I think you should do fine... just remember to pay attention to it today. If anybody asks you a question, treat it seriously. Give complete answers. If the question is vague, explore the issue in more detail.Balloonman (talk) 14:46, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

I wish you luck in your RfA! I hope it succeeds for you! Cheers, Razorflame 14:56, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Thank you! PeterSymonds | talk 15:00, 5 May 2008 (UTC)


WT:MOS. Geez, *smacks forehead*. Thanks for the obvious venue! Tan | 39 15:02, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Jane Loftus, Marchioness of Ely

Updated DYK query On 6 May, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Jane Loftus, Marchioness of Ely, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--BorgQueen (talk) 04:04, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

leave a message on my talk page... Well I'm Doing That

OK, I know its standard text, but in your welcome, you did say I could ask you questions. Well, Are Chain Letters allowed on Wikipedia. Thanks. SimsFanTalk to MeCommons 20:05, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your help. It doesn't matter though. Thanks for your help, again.
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For stopping me doing something I could regret. Thanks for the help.SimsFanTalk to MeCommons 20:18, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

SimsFanTalk to MeCommons 20:18, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Plus, good luck in your RfA, as If you need it. SimsFanTalk to MeCommons 20:20, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
No Problem. SimsFanTalk to MeCommons 20:25, 7 May 2008 (UTC)


Good luck on your RfA -- ₮inucherian (Talk) - 06:14, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Good to see that you are receiving very strong support ! Congrats.Best of luck ! -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 02:45, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Once again I come to you...

Hello there. Congrats on the admin nomination, looks like you're for it! If you want, I can support your position if you would like. But that's not the main reason. Remember I asked you for advise on the McGill University article? Well now, I've actually done stuff, though AccuratEdit (talk) did a hell lot more than me. When you have the time, could you do me a favor and post some suggestions in the second peer review I set up? The first didn't draw out as many as I'd like. Please, take your time, --Sunsetsunrise (talk) 21:24, 9 May 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for looking at the problem at lord for me! It's like nothing I have ever experienced before! --Cameron (t|p|c) 12:35, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, I already looked at the diffs! I was curious as to how you fixed it! Good luck on your Rfa! --Cameron (t|p|c) 12:45, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Boehm & Princess Louise

I just replaced the photo of Boehm and Princess Louise which you earlier removed. Although you are certainly correct, that it is not necessary to the article, I would argue than it is of considerable interest and well worth keeping. I'm the one who uploaded that photo, and have a good deal of information on its provenance. The identification of the two persons is rather firm. I'll be happy to go into the details, if you're interested. Tim Ross (talk) 21:27, 10 May 2008 (UTC)


Hi, just to make sure you're not hungry - keep up the good work! Fattyjwoods (Push my button) 01:13, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Editor Review

Thanks for the unexpected review, although the mention about the bot hurt a lot. I never 'admitted' that I was running a bot, because I wasn't. Please read the ER for a longer response. Gary King (talk) 06:09, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

No problem, but again, it was really painful when I was reading your review (which was very glowing) and then came upon that — as the last item, no less. If it makes anyone feel better, I would be happy to deliver the code I used for that incident, but personally, I wish I could put that behind me. If you check my history on Wikipedia, I did nothing productive until after that event; I would consider the promotion of my first Featured list to be the real beginning of my Wikipedia career. Gary King (talk) 06:16, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
I don't think that incident had too many opposes on the last RFA, but I will mention something along the lines that I was really interested in contributing to Wikipedia after that first FLC; the biggest issue was brought up by Pedro, who mentioned that I made submissions too quickly to AIV, and I completely agree. I'd like to also mention that everyone at Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of autonomous areas by country were really friendly to me at my first FLC and I have ended up being familiar with those users — you were the first person to ever criticize my work on Wikipedia! (I just realized that I had a bunch of unsuccessful nominations before then... but still. It was a very fun FLC!) Before that FLC, if you check my contributions, the vast majority of them were adding categories to articles because I didn't know what other way I could help contribute to Wikipedia and I was completely oblivious to the fact that there was a lot of things going on that were deeper than the very top layer. Gary King (talk) 06:33, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
No, no! I didn't mean to make you feel bad from my last comment; I was just saying that I still seem to keep in contact with a lot of people from my first FLC, especially even after branching off to FAC and GA and all that :) Gary King (talk) 06:42, 11 May 2008 (UTC)


Thank you for explaining the image upload process in detail. It is very much help for me. Otolemur crassicaudatus (talk) 08:36, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Help desk

Garh! You keep beating me! =D Good luck on your RfA (I would support, but I already have!) weburiedoursecretsinthegarden 12:20, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Hey, no problem! weburiedoursecretsinthegarden 12:51, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Your RFA

Congratulations, I'm pleased to let you know that I've closed your RfA as successful, and you're now an administrator! May I suggest you visit the Wikipedia:New admin school to get a few ideas on the best way to start using your shiny new buttons? If in doubt, feel free to give me a shout! Well done and all the best, The Rambling Man (talk) 14:25, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

I guess you met my expectations after all... congratulations! You're my first 100 support candidate!Balloonman (talk) 14:35, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
Congrats from your co-nominator, and for hitting WP:100. And the irony of my co-nom missing out on his prefered "voting" position is not missed :). Seriously, well done! Hit me up if you need any help on anything.Pedro :  Chat  14:36, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
Hey Pedro, We may have been delinquent in our !voting... but not in our congrats!Balloonman (talk) 14:43, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
Well, you know, priorities... Tan | 39 14:49, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
Indeed, congratulations!Gazimoff WriteRead 15:02, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
100 Supports and 0 Oppose for an RFA ! Way to go ! Congratulations Mr. Admin -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 15:26, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
I'm the one who got your 101 vote :) Congratulations on your successful RfA! Maybe you should remove the "This user is currently being considered for adminship" notice on the talk page :P --Kanonkas :  Take Contact  16:51, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Wilson kriminal

I translated the page and it is a bio that doesn't assert importance. I wouldn't have posted the deletion notice on the page if this hadn't been the case. I read over the rules for non-english pages before I put it on. PotionsMasterSnape (talk) 16:52, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Re: My RfA (Charles)

They're just running you through the ropes now to make sure you know what you're doing ;-) In a week you'll be an old pro at this and will probably even have events to reminisce about! I'll keep you in mind to ask if I need any help, although I am accused more often than not of being the outlaw around these parts ;-) Charles 17:10, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Wilson's Kriminal

Hey Peter how is it going? I am part of the creative staff of Wilson's Kriminal blog. The biography that you have just deleted pertains to a a fictional character who is from Panamenian nationality and is based on Israel. They guy illustrates in a satirical way the situation of many immigrants in multicultural societies and the show aims to promote Israel in another perspective than the one that is traditionally portrayed on the mainstream media. This approach is being done by 3 latin american students from Communications BA of the IDC Herzliya University situated in Israel, who just feel like showing another facet of the israeli situation without getting any money out of it. Wilson Kriminal, is increasingly becoming well known in the Latin American environment and we are looking forward to open our new website on next Sunday, so feel welcome to visit it and you re going to easily notice that is a serious project. We consider that the inclusion of our character under your platform would be really richful to give the charcater a massive dimension and wider recognition, therefore i urge you to please reconsider the removal of our article and let us post our article. Thanks in advance. Alexis —Preceding unsigned comment added by Alexclusive (talkcontribs) 20:13, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Request for page protection

Hi, could you please indefinitely fully protect this page. This should not be edited by someone else, and I don't think that I'll ever have to change it. I don't want to go to WP:RPP for that. Cenarium (talk) 22:50, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, also congrats for your successful RFA. :) Cenarium (talk) 22:53, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Chris Hansen

Hey there. If the reason was simply "vandalism" I like you would have declined the request. But this is not just "vandalism". 4chan has been quite a trouble lately (if you are unaware it is a free image board where anyone can post requests, and is generally used be trolls). Recently the requests have been to vandalize different wikipedia pages (including my talk page), and on average we usually get about 70-80 IP's respond and help out the troll in their vandalism quest. The only thing to stop the vandalism is to protect the page for a short amount of time and move on, just thought I would let you know in case you come across something like this in the future. Cheers, Tiptoety talk 23:15, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Oh, don't worry about the full protection it is only what your third day as a admin? We all make silly mistakes, and having the article full protected for a few minutes did not really break anything. :D Tiptoety talk 23:51, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Re: Princess Augusta, Duchess of Cambridge

There's one little snag with Augusta: her territorial designation. Although the present-day city is now called "Kassel", the electorate/landgraviate was "Hesse-Cassel", although *some* people argue for "Hesse-Kassel" on the basis that is now what the city is called. I say move to "Hesse-Cassel" (Landgrave Frederick II, I believe, move there on the basis of a vote). Charles 16:35, 15 May 2008 (UTC)


Peter, it looks like you deleted my entry for Friendonomics without reading the content changes or talk. I have revised this document based on Ohnoitsjamie concerns and your own. Added content to support importance of friendonomics, the marketing concept, and friendonomics, the hybrid game. Friendonomics is an emerging concept in game play, education, and marketing, and should have representation on the wikipedia. If there are specific concerns about my publication, please let me know, and I'll address them immediately.—Preceding unsigned comment added by MacOfTheMIAC (talkcontribs) 18:54, May 15, 2008

Peter, thanks for the comments and the links to the guidelines. I have re-written the article to comply with all suggestions. I have provided additional references, and shifted the focus of the article to the marketing term, friendonomics. Please let me know if you have any additional concerns. Mac —Preceding unsigned comment added by MacOfTheMIAC (talkcontribs) 18:50, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Regarding your RfA

The admins' T-shirt. Acalamari 16:11, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations on your successful request for adminship. I am glad you passed, and you are welcome for the support. For information on using your new tools, see the school for new admins; you will find it very useful. Good luck! Acalamari 16:11, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome for the T-shirt. :) Yes, it can be tough being a new admin: other users, including myself, did take some time to get used to the new tools. You'll settle in soon enough. :) Best wishes. Acalamari 16:20, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Stomp Fest

Hello! I created the Stomp Fest page as a class assignment and had to have it uploaded by the deadline even if I was not finished with it. It was essentially a very, very rough draft, but I uploaded it anyway to meet my deadline with intentions of editing/adding more to it in the near future. This was my first wikipedia page and I am not well-informed about it. Could you help me out? Maybe tell me some other aspects about a subject I could put up with my Stomp Fest page? Thanks!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:29, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

16May Catherine Deneuve

Im am against war so I def dont want an edit war! What do you suggest? Luke4545 (talk) just keeps reverting the Catherine Deneuve article.
@ 1st, he asserted formating errors. So y not correct those format errors? Instead Luke4545 (talk) just reverts.
In fact if u looks @ his contribs ( all he does is go thru wiki & just revert. Y not actually contribute 2 wiki? It is very e z 2 just revert, whereas more work is required to edit. (talk) 18:37, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

If you're against an edit war, then why did you just make another revert even after being warned? As I recently said in the discussion page on the Catherine Deneuve article, keeps reverting edits without engaging fully in proper discussion. The IP continuously is reverting edits before any resolution/compromise can be reached. I have not made any reversions yet after the warning you (PeterSymonds) issued me, so, I think the same should be expected of the IP as well; however, that IP continues to revert. I have tried to make efforts in discussing the matter, but the IP is seemingly disregarding constructive discussion. Also, please fully check my contributions, and you'll see that I add a lot of content and revert material that can be deemed unconstructive or vandalism. That's what a lot of established users do. Hell, I even earned a barnstar for my contributions to various sports articles, which are a large portion of my edits. The IP's accusations that my edits are profoundly based around just reverting are completely false and baseless.
By the way, I don't know if you saw my response to your warning on my talk page, but I ask that you see it to understand why I was hoping the Catherine Deneuve article would be semi-protected. Given the fact that the IP ignored the warning, I hope you'll now see the point I was trying to get across in my response to your warning on my talk page. I also hope that I won't actually get blocked for this, because as I said, I have attempted to engage in discussions with the IP, but the IP continues to revert without fully discussing matters first.
Also, you can go ahead and reply on your own talk page here, as I have it "watched." Plus, I'm sure IP would like to see your response as well, if it happens to come by here later. Thank you for your time and consideration. -- Luke4545 (talk) 20:32, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Kazue Takahashi again

Hi, Peter. My newly created article, Kazue Takahashi, has been under construction for 5 days, now, and you are the only one who has edited it besides me. Also, I can't tell if it is notable enough, yet, no one has tagged it for deletion! Is it notable enough? Please respond on my talk page.Kitty53 (talk) 22:36, 16 May 2008 (UTC)


Do you know where I can find the category of wikipedians needing help? Thanks! WikiZorro 23:36, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks & best wishes, WikiZorro 23:56, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Red Square Direct Ltd

Hi. I don't see why you have classed my article as blatant advertising. Non-encyclopaedic in its current state, maybe, but did you actually read it? It is anything BUT advertising the company! Please advise on how I can create an article about a nationwide UK company and the way it operates without it being classed as an advert. Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by Scotty99 (talkcontribs) 11:42, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Red Square Direct

Hi. I get your point regarding the job advert, although I think you may have taken it out of context! I had put that there as an example of the type of advert that this group of companies uses to recruit. Whilst there are many different company names, the adverts are always the same. I was careful to ensure that the advert example did not include the company name, nor the contact details, or even the location of the job. If it is this part of the article that is contentious, please remove it. Please also remove the link to the company website if required. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Scotty99 (talkcontribs) 12:12, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks for the tip. Does that mean that you are going to undelete it? My work has plenty of non-trivial sources. I do not know where you come from, but in the UK "Companies House" is the government organisation that lists information such as company directors, filed acounts etc. All of the information that I have included with regards to company directors, other interests etc is from there. I cannot link directly as they like you to pay to obtain that information via the web(or go to their offices and get it for free). I can't imagine that the "ford motor company" article was written in one day, nor by a single person. You have to start somewhere, and if my article is light on content, that's because I haven't finished it yet. Indeed, I went off to make a cup of coffee after saving it, and I was already being told it would be deleted! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Scotty99 (talkcontribs) 12:48, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

WP:HAU has a new format

Due to popular demand, HAU has a new look. Since the changes are so dramatic, I may have made some mistakes when translating the data. Please take a look at WP:HAU/EU and make sure your checkmarks are in the right place and feel free to add or remove some. There is a new feature, SoxBot V, a recently approved bot, automatically updates your online/offline status based on the length of time since your last edit. To allow SoxBot V to do this, you'll need to copy [[Category:Wikipedians who use StatusBot]] to your userpage. Obviously you are not required to add this to your userpage, however, without this, your status will always be "offline" at HAU. Thanks. Useight (talk) 17:20, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Lotte Motz protection request

Thanks; I wasn't sure what the best procedure was, but tackling the editors is long overdue. Gordonofcartoon (talk) 18:21, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Re:bmp to jpg

Hi. Thanks for the help, but as per Dendodge's suggestion, I've changed it with "save as" and it's in JPG now. Thanks. ~AH1(TCU) 20:40, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Ikariam Aricle

Updated response in unprotect sectionCollege Watch (talk) 23:14, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

I'll see your page move and raise you 2

We apparently were fixing Nikola Žigić at the same time. Sorry if I stepped on your toes:-)--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:55, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

:-) (yes, another smiley face in response; shows how original I am.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 03:07, 18 May 2008 (UTC)


You are an active contributer to the help desk and I was wondering. When would be a good time to mark a section resolved? Should it be when the situation is completed or when the user who posted the request says it's been done? Please reply on my talk page. Regards, Ryan Cross (talk) 03:54, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

I'v just started contributing to the help desk about a week ago. I really just mark sections resolved when the requester says thanks, or anything similar. I see that common sense is the right decision. Thank you. By the way, do you adopt/admin coach? Again, answer on my talk page. --Ryan Cross (talk) 04:09, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
I wasn't formally asking, I was just curious. I'm currently in my own adoption process. Yes, I do know about the WP:HAU. Actually, I mentioned it at the help desk earlier. If I do have any quest

=ions and my adopter is currently offline, I assume I can ask you regarding your comment. Thank you once again. Note that I am RyRy5. Regards, Ryan Cross (talk) 04:31, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Request to block

Hi. I am requesting that be blocked from editing for ONE year. This user has already been warned FOR MONTHS REPEATEDLY. Please block. Thanks. Prowikipedians (talk) 09:44, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

I have already sent notices within the school already. On that very day the notification was sent out to students, this user has been using proxy servers outside of school and still vandalizes after repeated warnings, this user chooses to continue to vandalize after a final warning. Prowikipedians (talk) 10:00, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
Please also note that this user has been warned not to delete tags and contribute unconstructive information in edits from article Kaohsiung American School. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Prowikipedians (talkcontribs) 10:04, 18 May 2008 (UTC)


I replied with some links to info on this sock, its rather a sad situation this user did to him/herself.--Hu12 (talk) 10:59, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Joey Yung

I know what I'm doing. Not like I'm some newbie editor. That's why you dont see me reverting his latest change already. There's actually space for one more revert, but there isn't any point knowing he's going to revert it again anyway. I am awaiting a third opinion, then I may have to go to the dispute resolution page. Thx for the reminder anyway. Dengero (talk) 12:29, 18 May 2008 (UTC)


Sorry for districting you. I’m a sincere contributor of Wikipedia here. I posted the section last week and another user suddenly kept deleting the article today. The user seems obsessively trying to hide any criticism of the singer, even though all the material and news had supported the article. Even CNN had once reported it. I admit that using the “reverting” function is not totally appropriate. Sorry. But I just can’t stand for people who are trying to hide some obvious true just because they think it is not all-positive and something to be proud of. I have some more references here, but I don’t want to be warned again. So I’m leaving them here and let you decide whether the news reports should be shown in the page. For those who are hardcore admirers of someone, it is foolish to ignore the true which may be unpleasant, and it is naive to equate erasing an article on Wikipedia to erasing a real unpleasant history of someone.

  • For Eric Tsang’s attack
    • CNN:

    • Hong Kong Newspaper (香港文匯報)

    • Hong Kong Newspaper (Singtao Daily)

    • web news: (

  • For the ICAC investigation:
    • Hong Kong Newspaper:( the Sun, 太陽報):

    • Hong Kong Newspaper: (東方日報oriental daily)

(talk) 12:29, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

indenting !votes

Hey there Peter, Thanks for indenting the changed !vote on the RfA, but having said that, when you indent votes with numbers make sure to keep the # at the start, otherwise it throws off the count.Balloonman (talk) 13:49, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

You being Admin

People like you shouldnt be admin

Anyone who User:avand endorses gives me the shudders. Please consider resigning from your post,

thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:36, 18 May 2008 (UTC)


How do you define "enough" and "recent" when you declined that protection request on that BLP? CAn you help me understand how I misunderstood the protection policy? NonvocalScream (talk) 16:49, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Needed Help

Hi i had created akshay zimare article which was eventually deleated due to lack of knowledge to follow the wikipedia guidelines as i am a novice to wikipedia. I would like to also deleate the archive responses of other users about akshay zimare article as that article no longer exists. Please help me to deleate those comments cuz those are kinda annoying. Writing in anticipation.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Enigmatic1986 (talkcontribs) 18:55, May 18, 2008 (UTC)


Unfortunately I don't maintain the script anymore. I'm not sure if it still works because I myself haven't closed AfDs in a while. There might be a discussion on the scripts page about it but I myself don't have the time to fix the problem. Sorry to let you down. :( Johnleemk | Talk 19:35, 18 May 2008 (UTC)


No problem! Don't worry about it. :) Thanks for helping out at the help desk, by the way! Have you considered getting IRC for the #wikipedia-en-help channel? You don't have to of course, but I'm just letting you know of its existence. Cheers! :) Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 21:36, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

User:JohnReaves should be able to help you get a permanent voice, as long as you're registered. :) Cheers, Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 21:51, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
Have a good sleep! I'll see you around IRC/Help Desk, hopefully. And if you ever need any help yourself I'd be glad to do my best to help you. Cheers! Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 06:18, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations on your RFA, Peter. A well-deserved successful nomination. Don't flex your power muscle now ;-) Charles 18:25, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Ah, I'm so late! Oh well, congrats on your RfA! Good to see so much of the community trusts you! weburiedoursecretsinthegarden 19:39, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
Heehee, I will ;P Best of luck in your new uniform. weburiedoursecretsinthegarden 19:47, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
PS. I just noticed you nicked my "quick links" thing at the top, lol. weburiedoursecretsinthegarden 19:48, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Never thought an immense article writer could become such an admin. And, you hit exactly 100! Best wishes with your tools. I'm an Editorofthewiki[citation needed] 21:11, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

William Gaillard

Looking to bring about a resolution, can you suggest where might be the quickest place to get the article looked over by a mediator.Londo06 18:28, 12 May 2008 (UTC)


Many thanks for smoothly coordinating my first DYK, and congratulations on your successful RfA. I'm sure it will be the first of many fruitful contributions in your new role. Regards WilliamH (talk) 19:18, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Michael Bellomo

The paragraphs " He is the co-author of two Amazon bestsellers involving technology and science: eBay Your Business and Microbe: Are We Ready For The Next Plague?, a chilling work on how vulnerable we are to new, exotic diseases and acts of biological terrorism. The book is now a required text for upper division biology courses at California State University, Sacramento and San Francisco City College." on the amazon page

"He is the co-author of the Amazon bestseller 'Microbe: Are We Ready For The Next Plague?', a chilling work on how vulnerable we are to new, exotic diseases and acts of biological terrorism. The book is now a required text for the upper division course, Emerging Infectious Diseases at California State University, Sacramento." on the page.

" Michael has written 18 books in various non-fiction fields, including technology, business operations, and 'mass market' science. Michael's books have been published internationally in Italian, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Korean, German, Russian, and Chinese." on amazon

"Michael Bellomo is a prolific science and technology writer, with 17 books to his name (and 1 ghost-written work). He is published in non-fiction fields, including technology, test prep, business operations, and ‘mass market’ science. Bellomo’s books have been published internationally in Italian, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Korean, German, Russian, and Chinese." on the page

Thats ok. I was worried people who read the copyvio tag wouldnt be able to find it; i couldnt initially, but when someone uses the word "chilling" in an article its either a copyvio or they're personally involved. Ironholds (talk) 09:03, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Re: Kazue Takahashi

Speaking of which, Peter, I also tagged it for need of extra references, and that an expert needs to check it out. Besides, it has been under construction ever since I created it, yet, it might obviously be notable or near notable enough.Kitty53 (talk) 04:23, 13 May 2008 (UTC)


Thanks so much Peter! Congratulations on becoming an admin too! I am sure I will ask your assistance loads of times in the future...we seem to have rather similar editing habits! I will be sure to visit Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback! Regards --Cameron (t|p|c) 11:30, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

re: WP:AIV

Fair enough, it has been a while since the last final warning, but considering they have so many of them, I couldn't see the point of warning them again, as clearly the others weren't followed up later. i'll just warn them then John Hayestalk 13:22, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Sure. John Hayestalk 13:25, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
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Handy that they removed that button there, isn't it! =P weburiedoursecretsinthegarden 16:28, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

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Lewis and Clark—Thank you

Thanks for responding to my request for semi-protection to Lewis and Clark Expedition. It's been uncontrollable and a huge headache. I—and the other editors, I'm sure—appreciate the swift response! Keep up the good work. --Makaristos (talk) 19:18, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Hello Peter

Your absolutely a more experienced wikipedian than I, so could I ask you something? I've been looking for a nice cursive-like font for my signature, do you know of one? Cheers! Wiki Zorro 20:52, 13 May 2008 (UTC)


Your non-spam

Are you kidding? That's the first RfA response I've gotten that wasn't spam :) Welcome to adminship. Membership has its privileges, I'm just not sure what they are :) - Dan Dank55 (talk)(mistakes) 22:13, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your message, Peter. Well, I have to say that I'm not surprised that your RfA passed, and I'm glad. Regards, Jakew (talk) 22:48, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Protection of Ringmail

Hello, you recently investigated and declined my request for page protection of the article ringmail. Thanks for looking into it but I had a question about your stated reasoning behind that decision: why do you regard a request for protection in response to several years of past anonymous edits as a request for pre-emptive protection? I believe that edits attempting to force a particular POV qualify as vandalism and if so this vandalism by anonymous IPs (and some by registered users too) has been occurring for quite some time, since long before I ever started working on that page.

I mentioned the talk page discussion of modern English vs. Victorian English vs. French scholarship - but that's not a discussion I was involved in, those were discussions that occurred years ago.

If you still think this isn't a case that warrants semi-protection I'm fine with that, I just wanted to make sure you had noticed that this has been going on for years and that I'm just the messenger here. --❨Ṩtruthious ℬandersnatch❩ 22:53, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Yes, thank you for clearing that up. I guess I did have a misunderstanding - I'd gotten the impression over the years that full protection and semi-protection were partly available for preventing vandalism and anonymous vandalism respectively, I did not realize that they are primarily for dealing with edit wars. Thanks again for taking a look at that article. --❨Ṩtruthious ℬandersnatch❩ 00:48, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

RFA Thanks

RFA...what RFA... I voted for you?!?!?! Ha! Yes, I am so very glad that I did and that it passed. Happy adminship! Tiggerjay (talk)

  • Congrats, that's really impressive! enjoy the mop and see you around :) Pundit|utter 23:12, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations! (Now, start mopping my kitchen :P ) J.delanoygabsadds 23:34, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations on your successful adminship! And for attaining WP:100! κaτaʟavenoTC 00:15, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Re: My Rfa

Thanks for thanking me for supporting you; it's nice to see that you have also taken the time to personalize every message with a username, which is a nice touch. However, I noticed that you addressed a few people incorrectly, I think, unless you are calling them by their nickname; one I saw was: [1]. Cheers. Gary King (talk) 00:21, 14 May 2008 (UTC)


Good luck using the mop... trust me, you'll need it. Face-wink.svg --SharkfaceT/C 00:29, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

All the Best! --Bhadani (talk) 01:49, 14 May 2008 (UTC)


Congrats! Just be careful though. Cheers. -- RyRy5 (talkReview) 01:57, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Deletion review for College Street (TTC)

An editor has asked for a deletion review of College Street (TTC). Since you closed the deletion discussion for this article, speedy-deleted it, or were otherwise interested in the article, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Exit2DOS2000TC 03:38, 14 May 2008 (UTC)


All the Best! Masterpiece2000 (talk) 03:56, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Sorry Peter, I may be being daft = ) but I didn't comprehend what the second part of your last post was referring to. Would you oblige me with a clarification? Thanks! --Cameron (t|p|c) 09:59, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
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Well what i ment by comments is the responses by other users who poll in to decide whether an article is to be kept or deleted from wikipedia once it is nominated.Where they poll in by saying the keywords as 'Keep' and 'delete'. Only an administrator has the authority to delete those responses.So i thought of sharing my concern with you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Enigmatic1986 (talkcontribs) 01:42, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

no problem

that makes sense! i didn't know if i should take it to your talk page but i didn't know if that was appropriate or if the situation was really that serious? i was taking a cue from the other discussions but regardless, i thought i would just try again and whatever admin saw it would see that discussion. thanks again!--Krushdiva (talk) 20:02, 19 May 2008 (UTC)


Belated congratulations, and it was my pleasure! Jayjg (talk) 23:38, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

I can't believe I have never given you this.

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Even though this barnstar was given to Wikipedia by a banned user, I want to give you this for consistently helping out at the helpdesk. weburiedoursecretsinthegarden 19:41, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, it was... oh well, enjoy it! weburiedoursecretsinthegarden 20:04, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Catherine Deneuve (part two)

Hey, I'm just following up with you regarding the recent dispute over the Catherine Deneuve article. It's been past two days since your two-day discussion proposal; thus, I wanted to inquire as to the next step in this process. IP (talk) hasn't replied to the response I left several days ago in the article's discussion page, even though it has made several edits in other articles since then (and yes, I realize that someone else could have made those edits under the same IP, but I thought I'd point that out anyway). Also, as far as my response goes in the article's talk page, I hope you were now able to understand my arguments regarding the dispute. I apologize if that response was rather long, but I wanted to make sure that there were no misunderstandings. You stated that you would open a request for comment case if no agreement was reached within that two-day discussion proposal; so, I'm wondering if you still plan on doing that, or what the next step you suggest/plan on taking. If you do decide to open a request for comment case, then please be aware that the two versions disputed are:


  • [3] This one by me.

By the way, as I stated in the discussion page (which I'll simply copy and paste), I noticed a couple of users edited the article since the last reversion by (talk), and now the "Career" heading is missing after the first paragraph. The version [4] as of this posting is almost like the version before this whole ordeal began; the exceptions being the first paragraph, along with the "Career" heading missing. The removal of the "Career" heading may have been mistake, given that it was the user Smartissexy (talk) who made an edit that mirrored that previous version, but added a near-duplicate of the first paragraph.[5] The near-duplicate appeared to look much like the first paragraph that I edited when I was attempting to offer a compromise to this whole ordeal.[6]

Anyway, if you want, you can reply back in your talk page here, as I have it "watched." -- Luke4545 (talk) 22:54, 21 May 2008 (UTC)


I put up a wiki article about this is a new social bookmarking site that is as real an relevant as other sites such as Mixx, Digg, and other sites that are listed in Wiki. I was still working the article and did not even get a chance to post the hangon tag prior to you deleting it. I would like to know why this article was deleted and if the way I have posted on your talk page is not correct I apologize but I am new to wiki. I do believe the site in question is certainly valid as an inclusion in the wiki.


I work for Everest, why did you delete it, we want it on please. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Aminjani (talkcontribs) 19:26, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Lavandeira

Thanks. Could you delete the other two articles - Vermella and A Viridiña - as well? The author intended them all to go - see my talk page. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 20:30, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

DYK update

Hi Peter. Thanks for updating DYK, was just about to start looking for someone to. I was also doing some tweaking of the hooks and was about to change "that Narciso Bassols as Secretariat of Public Education founded Mexico's first systematic sex education program?" to "that Narciso Bassols founded Mexico's first systematic sex education program while Secretary of Public Education?", which I think flows better (and presumably he was never the entire secretariat!). You might want to consider it. Olaf Davis | Talk 09:18, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Responded (twice) on my talk page. Olaf Davis | Talk 09:33, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
And once more, in case you didn't see it. Olaf Davis | Talk 09:55, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for rollback

Please check your header. I think you copy and pasted but forgot to switch to your name. OhanaUnitedTalk page 19:49, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Shapiros10 (talk · contribs)

Hello. Thank you for the decline, but I was given a 2nd chance. And look mre deeply into my contributions before saying that I have only reverted once. Thank you! Shapiros10 Came Back! 19:52, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
2 things. I was unblocked today. And, where is the block issue policy? I will try again in 3 weeks. I'm sorry I I've wasted your time. Shapiros10 Came Back! 20:02, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Help desk

I think it's up to you to resolve the new post.--RyRy5 (talk) 16:01, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Comic Book Original Art Afd

I think you closed that discussion prematurely, and with two votes delete (including the nomination as a vote), two votes keep, I don't think the "keep" result was definitive, to say the least. Please restore the AfD, or at least mark it as inconclusive. BTfromLA (talk)

Restore and Move

As I am saying to everyone, sorry for socking. I was wondering if you could restore User:SimsFan/SignBook and move it to User:SimpsonsFan08/Guestbook. It is because Jimbo is on there, and I really want his sig to stay. SimpsonsFan08 talk 17:19, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

RE: User:SimpsonsFan08

Yes sir, that is User:SimpsonsFan08 though under a new start and acting in good faith. He made a request via the Unblock-en-l mailing list. The agreement was to allow him to create a new account and make it publicly know who he is so that it does not appear to be an abusive sock, the account will be closely monitored and blocked quickly if any abuse is found. Let me know if you have any other questions, or would like me to forward you the unblock email. Cheers, Tiptoety talk 17:27, 25 May 2008 (UTC)


Yes. DalekChicken is me. CyberThing doesn't exist, the name was changed to DalekChicken. You can block these. Once again sorry. SimpsonsFan08 talk 17:27, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Chino Hills Parkway

Hi You deleted a redirect Chino Hills Parkway → California State Route 142

This was the subject of a RfD and came up keep Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion/Log/2008_March_23: The result of the debate was Kept. -- JLaTondre (talk) 23:32, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

I don't know what this means for a speedy delete but I suspect that it should not have been speedy deleted. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 21:44, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Re: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Piha Surf Life Saving Club

Hi Peter - I'm afraid that I've got to object to your closure of Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Piha Surf Life Saving Club. You closed the discussion as a merge, and did the merge, despite the fact that all but one of the !votes to merge were made before the article was considerably expanded - an expansion which I intended to continue today. Even as it stands, you ended up "merging" an article of 1700 bytes into one of just 500 - if anything, a reverse merge would have been far more appropriate. Given that the article was still in the process of expansion and had been significantly altered since the original comments to merge (at which time it was only some 600 bytes in length), it would have been far more appropriate to wait until the editors who made those comments had been contacted to see whether theyir opinion on the article had been changed by the recent additions - something which I intended to do after further changes to the article today (which increased the size of the article by another 1200 bytes). Had the two articles remained separate, the one on the surf club would have now been six times the size of the one on the television series and clearly indicated the reasons why it was viable as a separate article. As such, an unmerger is perhaps appropriate. Grutness...wha? 01:06, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks - both for your willingness to reconsider and for your speedy response! As I noted in the AfD, I'm house-sitting, so don't have all my sources available at the moment, otherwise I would have expanded this sooner, but I'm sure there's plenty more than can be added to the article. Grutness...wha? 02:10, 26 May 2008 (UTC)


RE:User talk:SimpsonsFan08

I mean an address like SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 15:17, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Hogenakkal Falls

The major issue of recent discussions is choice between:

A. That tell that the falls are on the border of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

B. That claim that the falls are within the jurisdiction of Tamil Nadu.

To the best of my knowledge following editors participated in detailed discussions since around April 20, 2008

  1. User:Amarrg
  2. User:Gthorvey
  3. User:Jeremy McCracken
  4. User:John Carter
  5. User:naadapriya
  6. User:NE2
  7. User:Pearll's sun
  8. User:Reneeholle
  9. User:Sarvagnya
  10. User:SheffieldSteel
  11. User:Skbhat
  12. User: Tempshill
  13. User:Wikiality123

Summary of valid citation based responses

9 in favor of A

4 in favor of B

Above include responses to Rfc. The new lead drafted by User:SheffieldSteel has strong consensus based support.

Majority of editors have made sincere and considerable effort to reach the consensus. A minority mostly 2 are opposing with no valid evidence. Please help us to make progress. Naadapriya (talk) 17:41, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

We already had a RFC on the same topic. Possibly due to complexity of the topic only 2 responses came in. It is included in reaching above consensus. The consensus is based on valid citations provided by the majority.Naadapriya (talk) 20:48, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

No MfD

Hello. I saw you wre recently discussing my MfD. I want to have something in the project namespace. Can you give me some advice? I was thinking of a type of newsletter. Have you any ideas? We could do it together? Maybe a type of award? SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 21:14, 26 May 2008 (UTC)


I was wondering if you have any ideas. When will you be on Wikipedia tomorrow? SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 21:29, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

What about something like: WikiMoney, WikiVouchers. As you know, I had the idea for a featured userpage. We could do another type of WikiDesign club, specialising in userpages. Similar to WP:UPDC and the User Page WikiProject, I know. SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 21:32, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

10 AM?

I'll come online tomorrow and draft something out? I'll talk to you at 10AM? Cheers SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 21:37, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

IDEA! How about, we give out guides and also put a form so users can request our attention. We could be upops (Userpage Operators and Designers) (funny :)). Like:
User name: Example
Design Userpage: Y/N
Design Usertalk: Y/N
Colours (max 4): Red, Blue, Green, Yellow,
Birth Date (optional): 2008 BC
Real Name (optional): Mr. E. Xample.

SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 21:41, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Plus, you're a sysop, so I can get advice from you. I'll create a draft in my userspace tomorrow. It'll be a pleasure working with you. SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 21:43, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Well. If It Was Called WikiDesign we could redirect WP:WIKIDESIGN to something like User:SimpsonsFan08/WikiDesign or User:PeterSymonds/WikiDesign. However, will you not create this before we talk about it more and I make a draft.

SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 21:48, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Just so you know. I'm going offline now. I'll set my alarm for 8 or 9 AM. Good Night (I can't wait) SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 21:50, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Nicole Kidman edit warring

still happening...oh and copied your click here message add, if you don't mind! Michellecrisp (talk) 07:19, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

I'll Start

OK, Hi. If I may call you Peter, Peter i'll start this in my userpage. I'll use the current Userpage Design Center and Userpage WikiProject to help. I also thought, if we get requests, we could have our own WikiDesks. SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 08:06, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

OK. I'm going to go now and start on a main page. I see if you like the overall design, then i'll start on the guides. SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 08:09, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Your comment on my page


thanks for your comment on my talk page. As I said in the editor assistance discussion, I don't care whether the link goes to Priacta or another good list of GTD software. I would appreciate any discussion on the matter. The IP's reversions are not helpful, though.

Regards, Lausianne (talk) 08:10, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Main Page Done

Don't expect too much at the moment, but i've drafted out a Main Page at User:SimpsonsFan08/WikiDesign. I'll work on this a lot. If I create the project, then i'll check it with you once finished. SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 08:33, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

WikiDesign Logo.png What about that temp logo? SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 08:44, 27 May 2008 (UTC)


I need to go out. I know you're going out to lunch so, if, during that time, I draft out the full project. When you return, you can have a look at the draft. I'm going to put a status box on my excuse for a userpage, so you can see when i'm online. SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 08:57, 27 May 2008 (UTC)


No problem. :) --Aleenf1 10:00, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

You're so welcome :D --Aleenf1 08:02, 29 May 2008 (UTC)


I would like to include some userboxes in the project, so we get some advertising. So people know its you doing it with me, and because my userspace will get cluttered, can i put the 2 ubxs in your userspace? SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 10:06, 27 May 2008 (UTC)




SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 10:16, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

I'll be back after lunch (1pm-2pm GMT). But if you have any ideas, just leave them on my talk page. SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 10:34, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Peter, just to let you know, I;m helping out to. I actually have quite the experience at WP:HAU and WP:UPDC. Just look at my list on my user page. Although it's 3:30 in the morning for me. I hope it will look good later. --RyRy5 (talk) 10:45, 27 May 2008 (UTC)


cool, thanks! It's nice to be recognised for my efforts. Michellecrisp (talk) 10:53, 27 May 2008 (UTC)


I've done the requests part of WikiDesign. See User:SimpsonsFan08/WikiDesign. Also see the requests desk at User:SimpsonsFan08/WikiDesign/Requests. Try clicking the link, and put a request in (the remove it, obviously). I'm going out now, bye! SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 12:27, 27 May 2008 (UTC)


Hello, User:Daniel and I have expressed concerns about the WikiDesign project that you're attached to through your adoptee. Could you look at our concerns at User_talk:Daniel#Design_page and User talk:SimpsonsFan08/WikiDesign#Why?? We're concerned that this looks a lot like the shops that were deleted half a year ago and that it duplicates a lot of the functions of other projects. Replying here, or at the WD talk page would be fine. Thanks, Metros (talk) 15:24, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Editing Ancestors Templates

Well I am trying to learn how to edit them just for future problems. I am currently referring to the the British Royal Family ancestors templates.--Holtville (talk) 18:52, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Thank you, I understand!--Holtville (talk) 19:10, 27 May 2008 (UTC)


Just to say, I'm on a WikiBreak for a few days. I'll be back very soon, and working on WikiDesign during them days. SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 20:26, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks so much, for the nice comment. SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 20:29, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Nice User

You are a nice user, but some users are quite horrible. Your'e great. Bye. SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 20:33, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Just to say, i've put a request to change my username to StewieGriffin!. Just so you know. I hope WikiDesign gets moved with my username. If not, can I move it (temp) to your userspace. SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 08:16, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

dave zirin

editor347 is dave zirin and he is the one editing his own wikipedia page. For years he defended barry bonds against accusations of steroids, now that he is forced to eat crow because bonds admitted that he took, although unknowingly, the "clear", he refuses to admit he was wrong. He also refuses to answer the question of whether or not he thinks barry bonds has used steroids. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:41, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for protecting my page. I am not Dave Zirin, and, funny enough, I actually think Barry Bonds took steroids (testimony under oath) -- But that is neither here nor there -- This user will not allow objective changes to the Dave Zirin page but wants to use it as a soapbox.

Here are her/his IPs: talk talk talk talk talk

Please let me know if there is anything that can be done about such abuse, as the user just gets new IPs and continues -- now, she/he is vandalizing other pages I work on. Thank you, Editor437 (talk) 08:07, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

This user has reappeared as User talk: I put out a warning, but I think she/he will just continue to attack the pages I edit. Editor437 (talk) 05:40, 29 May 2008 (UTC)


Yes please, I would, but I don't know about SF08. Wait until he responds but, yes, I don't see any need for it. Thanks!...... Dendodge .. TalkHelp 15:47, 28 May 2008 (UTC)


No, No Problem. Do you know how I can get a beauracrat to come to WP:CHU. I really want my username changed. SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 15:57, 28 May 2008 (UTC)


Just so you know, I added a new template:



As part of the discussion on Wikipedia talk:Help desk SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 17:22, 28 May 2008 (UTC)


Since it says at WP:ROLLBACK, if I approach any admin they will consider rollback, I was wondering if you would grant this. I sometimes patrol recent changes and others. I think rollbacking could really help me if I was to come across vandalism. SimpsonsFan08 talk Sign Here Please and get Award 17:57, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

RE: Help page patrol

Thanks for the heads.--Sunny910910 (talk|Contributions|Guest) 01:54, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Yes, but the 'heads' you left, where you only presented only one side of the argument (specifically your side), could be considered campaigning. I'm yielding to the consensus that was formed, but I have to admit that I have deep concerns regarding your approach in this matter. As a person on the other side of the debate, I felt that the wording of your message put those who disagreed with you at a distinct disadvantage. I'm absolutely sure you didn't mean any harm or mean to disenfranchise others, as you seem to be a very upfront guy. I'm just letting you know in the form of (I hope) constructive feedback so that this may be avoided in the future. -- ShinmaWa(talk) 02:59, 31 May 2008 (UTC)


Just to personally thank you for granting my rollback. Been practising at the test page - Its sweet! Much easier than the way i would normally revert vandalism. Thanks ← κεηηε∂γ (talk) 10:37, 29 May 2008 (UTC)


Is it possible to change the background color of your infobox?I want to change mine to black with white writing.I'm experimenting here Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 17:52, 29 May 2008 (UTC) I provided a link to the sight that needs the edit above.I want that infobox to have a black background instead of white one, but I can't find out where I need to put it.Here's the link again:User:Jacob696/Sandybox Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 18:02, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Its ok.Thanks anyway. Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 18:17, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
Hello, PeterSymonds. I was asked to comment this as I see you directed Mr. Green/Jacob to me. Jacob, I think I can do what you requested. Do you want me to do it? If I'm correct, you want the infobox to be a black background with white text, yes? If so, just tell me here. --RyRy5 (talk) 23:39, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
Yes thats exactly what I want to be in my infobox on the right side of my page here.Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 15:13, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Deleted Page

I was wondering whether you could give me the content of Simland. StewieGriffin! • Talk 18:56, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. It was actually a conflict of interest by me. StewieGriffin! • Talk 19:07, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Hi, I've only just noticed that this longstanding article has recently been deleted - I was not even aware that it had been flagged, as the discussion period and subsequent deletion appears to have been unusually hasty.

The reason given was lack of notability, however this UK based website is a highly regarded and much consulted (and quoted) independent professional music review site with over 68000 google entries, and an Alexa traffic ranking of 79,991.[7] It certainly meets the notability criteria. (I doubt whether the Royal Opera House would bother including any press review on their official website if it were not from a notable and well respected source! [8]) There are also numerous references and links to it in music articles here on Wikipedia. I would suggest that it would be far better to reinstate this page and attempt to improve the article with better citations rather than delete it completely. Jud (talk) 02:06, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Reason for editing?

I am new to Wikipedia and learning the ropes. Please explain why Lack of Testing and Standards was edited on reclaimed water page. Thanks.Notindustry (talk) 11:45, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

MfD nomination of User:StewieGriffin!/WikiDesign

User:StewieGriffin!/WikiDesign, a page you created, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:StewieGriffin!/WikiDesign and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of User:StewieGriffin!/WikiDesign during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. StewieGriffin! • Talk 12:26, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Just a head up. StewieGriffin! • Talk 12:26, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Deleted Pages

Copy at WP:AN

Thank Peter, you're great. StewieGriffin! • Talk 14:34, 30 May 2008 (UTC)


Sorry, when I saw that I had been edited, I did not know what had been changed. 'Just the growing pains of a new user. I guess. I am working with a well known doctor-microbiologist who wants to share information about the spread of drug resistance through wastewater and sludge. We would like to make links between reclaimed wastewater and staphyloccus aureas(MRSA), stps and hiv/aids in women in Africa, and other related pages. I need help, and I am waiting for an editor to have time for me. If I do not hear from the one that answered 'helpme', can I contact you for my next direction? Thanks. (talk) 15:08, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

"Redundant Redirect"

You deleted Wikipedia:Radio Wikipedia, for being a redundant redirect. How? It did not contain a redirect. StewieGriffin! • Talk 15:34, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

No just wondering. I sort of know you because we did WikiDesign, but other users may get angry when you did this. I suggest you notify users in future, if that is polite. StewieGriffin! • Talk 15:37, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Cross-Namespace Redirect

Wikipedia Signpost and Wikipedia Weekly are in the project namespace. I don't think one redirect can do a lot of harm. With the redirect, it classes the project as Wikipedia-related, i think. And you didn't come across as impolite, I thought maybe i did. StewieGriffin! • Talk 15:46, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Alfonso Carlos of Bourbon, Duke of San Jaime

Dear Peter, Could you please move this page to Alfonso Carlos, Duke of San Jaime? This is the format used for his brother, father, and grandfather. I tried myself, but it has to be an admin. Thanks. Noel S McFerran (talk) 00:25, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

I endorse this. Surnames aren't standard for royalty with such titles. It's arguable for apanages and the like in something like the House of Orléans (I only said arguable ;) ) but not for this duke. Charles 00:31, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, Peter. I think I would enjoy working with you.Notindustry (talk) 03:39, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

The Thing About Jane Spring

On 25 May 2008, you closed the AfD for The Thing About Jane Spring as "delete" (AfD link). Let me state first that I don't disagree with your closure: the discussion was unanimous, the article was written in a promotional tone, and I'm fairly certain that it contained copyright violations (substantial portions of it seemed to have been copy-pasted without attribution).

Having heard about the book (but never read it), I had bookmarked the AfD several days ago. However, I didn't have the opportunity to return to it until after it had been closed. So, I've written a new article from scratch (I didn't want to use the text of the old one due to the copyright issues), incorporating sources that I found using LexisNexis. The article is located at a subpage of my user page: User:Black Falcon/Sandbox/The Thing About Jane Spring.

Writing about fiction is definitely not my forte, so the draft version may be awkward or problematic in certain spots, but I think it's good enough to qualify for inclusion in the mainspace. While the content of the article is different enough that it is ineligible for speedy deletion under criterion G4, I wanted to check with you before moving it to the mainspace (to get your opinion and as a courtesy notice, since you closed the discussion). What do you think? Thanks, –Black Falcon (Talk) 03:42, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your comments; I've moved the article to the mainspace and will nominate a hook for DYK. I admit I may have overdone the sourcing, especially in the plot summary. ;) It's mostly due to the fact that I haven't actually read the book and could only go by what various reviewers had written. Cheers, –Black Falcon (Talk) 23:36, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Macedonian template image

I was wondering what would be occurring with the Macedonian template image, it seems the vote is not being carried through... what is needed? Mactruth (talk) 07:56, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Under "Contents" look into sections 12-about 15 Mactruth (talk) 08:05, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Deletion of user talk pages

I thought user talk pages (or archives of these) could not be deleted even upon the request of the user. I was wrong? --Law Lord (talk) 11:12, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! --Law Lord (talk) 11:23, 31 May 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for your admin work, especially letting me view deleted pages. StewieGriffin! • Talk 11:49, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

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Thanks for your admin work, especially letting me view deleted pages. StewieGriffin! • Talk 11:49, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Does my article meet Wiki's specs?

Hey Peter, thanks again for your help with the citations (I came over to the IRC chat and you were the one that helped me). I've heard from a couple of my classmates their Wiki articles were deleted, including my group partner who was doing Higher education in the Yukon. I was wondering what Wiki's policy is on classes doing Wiki projects. I'm also wondering if my Wiki article Higher Education in British Columbia meets Wiki's specs and whether I can expect it to be deleted. I've been saving every edit, but even so just wanted to know if there were things I should be doing to make it less likely to be deleted, at least until after the professor has graded the article! (Dawnalee8 (talk) 12:57, 31 May 2008 (UTC))

Okay what do I do when I am done tinkering with my article and want to move it back to where it was?

Hey again Peter, thanks for the advice how to continue working on my Higher Education in British Columbia article without worry from the "deletionists." When I am done, how do I move it back to the page I had before? Do I do another copy and paste in the Edit this page?(Dawnalee8 (talk) 13:46, 31 May 2008 (UTC))


Finaly another administrator on Macedonians pages. The previs Fut.P consider me as a nationalist and i dont think he is neutral either,maybe it is becouse of my bad english. I wonder if you can help or judge your poit of view in this debate here, the last one, it is about POV pushing and deleteing references which are controversal. I would like to hear neutral poit of view. Thanks --Makedonij (talk) 14:22, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for taking care of {{Ethnic Macedonians}}. Could you have a look at the comment I left at your latest "edit request" regarding the image please. Mind you, it's not that I'd raise any big objections, just to make sure you know what you're doing. It really is good to see a new face on that page :-) Fut.Perf. 16:33, 31 May 2008 (UTC)


You should add Sierra Leone. (talk) 19:52, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Hi. I'm sorry, but I have no idea what you're talking about; please be more specific. Thanks, PeterSymonds (talk) 09:41, 1 June 2008 (UTC)