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Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Oh, and by the way, the 2+2 link is fine. Those of us who look over the poker pages are familiar with 2+2. Cheers. CryptoDerk 00:39, May 18, 2005 (UTC)

Hi Philip, I made some edits at World Wide Wiki to respond to your questions. Best, MarkDilley

Thanks, Mark, looks good. - PhilipR 13:43, 20 May 2005 (UTC)

Re: Christian punk[edit]

Thanks for taking the time to give this article the rewrite it needed. I went ahead and removed the {{POV check}} tag because that article doesn't need it anymore. I also moved the "Previous content" section to the talk page. sɪzlæk [ +t, +c ] 08:43, Jun 10, 2005 (UTC)


You can find more on political wikis inthis yahoogroup on open politics, where people who do a lot of this talk about it. Also there is a more radical group [ from the new troll point of view].


I will now make myself into a state:

Philip R. Nunya Beeswax
Flag of Philip R. State seal of Philip R.
Flag of PhilipR Seal
Nickname(s): Phil, 'Lip, Human Eraser
Map of the United States with Philip R. highlighted
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Capital Hadley
Largest city Boston
Area Ranked 44th
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List of famous people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder[edit]

Re: Your note on my talk page user talk:noe: I think you are right, it is about time to kill this experiment (after a proper VfD, of course). It would have been a different matter if the list had solidified into a few well documented or well annotated cases, rather than an endless list of idle speculation (which is what it seems to be, but honestly I havn't really checked anything). I'm not sure I will vote, though — I appear in the page history simply because I chanced to drop by the page one day and saw something I could improve, even without being an expert.


I really have no idea. It's probably more a question of how much extra info is there than how "ailve" the project is. --SPUI (talk) 17:48, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Poker Wiki[edit]

Looks good. I doubt if I'll find my way over there as I really haven't done much work on poker stuff since I wrote all those biographies 6 months ago. My time is now mainly split between CDVF and WP:PMEX. Since I have a good feel for stuff here and reactions, let me say that some things you can do over there that you might not be able to do here include:

  • Writing detailed info about all the online poker places. I think we have the major ones here, but it'd be nice to stay on the forefront of such things.
  • Writing biographies of "semi-notable" players. For instance, I took a bit of flak for writing an article on David Pham, and he even won a WSOP bracelet!
  • Any sort of "how-to". Because Wikipedia is not a how-to guide, if someone tried to write a how-to, or any sort of "original research", like analysis of styles of various poker players, etc. we'd likely send it off to Wikibooks or something.

I'm sure you've already thought of all this. If you're looking to recruit people, you might want to try User:Furrykef who is a semi-pro player, has worked on a lot of various wiki projects, and I liked his work enough to nominate him for admin here. Also, if you're looking for media, text, etc. you may want to contact David Schwartz who runs the WSOP retrospective ( ). I contacted him a while back to get permission for images and he was very nice and told me I could use anything from the site in accordance with the GFDL. If you explained that wikicities is a Wikimedia project he'd likely give you the same permission. CryptoDerk 16:24, Jun 17, 2005 (UTC)

AfD for List of famous people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder[edit]

The new discussion over deletion of List of famous people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder was constructed on top of the old closed discussion. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of famous people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (second nomination) has been created and the new discussion has been moved there and the old page has been reverted to the original closed state.--blue520 13:54, 4 June 2006 (UTC)


I am sure that it is surely read with long "u" at the end. Also I saw his name written as Cafú in a few rosters. - Darwinek 07:17, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Re:WC squad lists and the DRY principle[edit]

Hi Philip! Thanks a lot for your message, I was kinda down nobody supported my idea of templated squads. We might give it a try again after the world cup. Hm, I wasn't very satisfied with the match against Ivory Coast, but at least we won; hope we find our game soon. Take care, and good wiking, Mariano(t/c) 08:00, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Self-reference in the DRY article[edit]

Good sentiment you have with your non-repetition Wikipedia initiative, but I don't think it belongs in a mainspace article. Check out my note on the discussion page... ~ Booya Bazooka 21:34, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Re:Squad templates and DRY, redux[edit]

Hi! I saw that the third milestone for the WikiData project is september 1 (for testing). Certanly hope it works fine, and people get used to this new format. Good wiking, Mariano(t/c) 07:55, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

I stumbled across your user page from your posts on Talk:2006 FIFA World Cup (squads) and am interested to learn more about your proposal. Would you mind letting me know more about your plan either here or by email? --Pkchan 17:02, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

I'm not sure you get what was I talking about: check Wikidata/Notes and Wikidata/Timetable. Mariano(t/c) 08:07, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the link. It's true that they are new to me and I find them interesting (and aligned with what I imagined was going on). May I know more about the current status of the project? (btw, it appears that the Milestone 3 deadline is on year 2005, not September 2006) --Pkchan 14:56, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

Don't lose hope[edit]

Philip - User:2005 has exactly as much authority regarding poker articles as you or I do. If he doesn't want to collaborate, that's his business, but it should shouldn't stop you from doing anything that you think would be mutually beneficial to these two projects. Do you have any particular collaborative efforts in mind? Time permitting, I would be happy to help out. --best, kevin [kzollman][talk] 23:02, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

Oops, I noticed an important typo in this, several days later. I have corrected it. --best, kevin [kzollman][talk] 23:47, 2 July 2006 (UTC)


Hello! I am the mediator for the Montenegro Football team entry. We can continue at the talk page. Thanks! TruthCrusader 18:35, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

RE: Wally tGM[edit]

Sure thing. I reverted your edits as the term "obviously fictional" is not encyclopedic. It's clear from the article that the mascot is just that; a mascot. I hope that my reversion doesn't deter you from being bold and editing at your whim, as you're definitely welcomed and encouraged to do so. Cheers! hoopydinkConas tá tú? 05:59, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

I have no idea if it's a direct quote. I've added the "citation needed" template at the end of the blurb and tweaked the header a bit, so hopefully this is a step in the right direction. Feel free to edit it again if you think it needs more tweaking hoopydinkConas tá tú? 06:03, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
The manual of style says to avoid special characters in headings, but your insertion of "According to the Sox media department..." looks good, as it mentions that the mascot is a created character of the Sox. If we could find a quote to verify this, that'd be a great addition to the section as well hoopydinkConas tá tú? 06:09, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
Good stuff. Cheers mate! hoopydinkConas tá tú? 06:14, 29 September 2006 (UTC)


Yeah, I'm still trying to figure out an appropriate compromise here. To me, there are a lot of MLS fans who see the SS and the Cup as the most sensible US-specific definition of the "double" - but then there are the traditionalists who feel that only winning the national cup competition and the league counts as a "double". An uber-traditionalist could even make some sort of argument for the Open Cup plus the SS being the true double. I think there are valid arguments for any combination, and that your version (any two of the three major honors) is probably best. At any rate, I guess we'll eventually end up compromising by just describing the controversy, rather than enforcing any single definition of the term. Bill Oaf 01:58, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Years at UF[edit]

I don't care how many yars we want to say Meyer has been at UF; I just want it to be consistant. The 2006 Colorado Buffaloes football team lists most of their coaches at 0 years at Colorado. If you want to change Meyer to two years, that is fine by me. But just add a year to everyone else in that case, since all but one coach came in with him. --WTStoffs 22:17, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Earl Bennett[edit]

Thanks for the compliments-I don't really know what I'm doing, so I just cut and paste and then edit the pasted text. BTW, this is GoDores from —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Wpride33 (talkcontribs) 22:28, 8 December 2006 (UTC).

re Interim[edit]

Right, fair enough. I guess the only reason I created the article was that I was too lazy to go delink all the links to interim, but I have done so now, and the article can be deleted. Herostratus 05:10, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Avoid weasel words[edit]

Yes, of course I agree with you, Philip, I should never have added a discussion section to a project article such as WP:AWW. All I can say is that I certainly must have got carried away there. Apologies, and thanks for moving it to the talk section. Dieter Simon 01:12, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Why are you sorry?[edit]

Sources are good :) Yanksox 05:33, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

College football barnstar[edit]

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I, BigDT, present you with the new college football barnstar for your work with college football articles this season, particularly Vanderbilt Commodores football, which looks outstanding. BigDT 23:00, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Pauley Perrette[edit]

I readded the bio information from the CBS site, but I reworded it significantly (sp) so to avoid plagiarism. My apologizes on that. Give it a once over and let me know if any further changes need to be made. If so, I will be glad to change them. - SVRTVDude 07:31, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Howard Goodman[edit]

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{{copyvio}} use on user page[edit]

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AfD nomination of Eribium[edit]

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"the squeaky wheel gets the grease"

I'm not sure if I'm the squeaky wheel or not, but I don't care what decision is made as long as it makes sense and actually *IS* a concensus. Grant wants it his way no matter what. I looked at the other regions and they have it the way CONCACAF was before. CAF is the region that is closest to CONCACAF and it was almost an identical match. Thus, it was not about having it MY way. It's not the only region that is a close match to CAF and how CONCACAF was before. Take a look at AFC too. Also, another user mentioned how scorers were usually ordered and showed TWO references. Again, not HIS personal wish. It was simply how it's been done before. Yet Grant continues his hard headed stance. How is arbitration done anyhow? Vorlath (talk) 20:22, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

OK! Thanks for your reply. Actually, some other long time contributors from the other confederation pages have voiced their concerns as well. Vorlath (talk) 02:51, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Washington DC[edit]

Commerce City and Bridgeview don't need disambiguating, in my opinion, as they are fairly uncommon names. "Washington", however, could refer to either the state or any number of towns and cities with that name in the United States. By re-adding the "DC" to the end, it avoids the confusion with the state. – PeeJay 14:11, 2 July 2008 (UTC)


Hi. What exactly does this template do? Sorry if I've missed the obvious. Sardanaphalus (talk) 14:51, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

  • Thanks for confirming my suspicion. Would you mind if I had the template unprotected, renamed "city+state" (since city-state is a type of region) and recategorized as [[Category:City templates| ]] (would be "City formatting/function templates" if that existed)..? Sardanaphalus (talk) 17:58, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

David Price[edit]

Thanks for taking care of that. So many people have been editing Price's page since he's become the uber-prospect that he is that it's become somewhat frustrating trying to get the correct information in there. Also, I posted that link when I didn't have the time to format everything properly. Plus, I always forget how to format the reference tags- is there an easy way that I'm missing other than trying to copy what's already there? Wpride33 (talk) 18:51, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Nastia Liukin[edit]

Just a note to thank you for all your help with this article tonight. There was such an explosion of edits and vandalism that it was making my head spin...thank you for stepping in to get the article back in shape, and for fixing my errors. It's appreciated!DanielEng (talk) 05:43, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Thank you! You know, I don't know...I've been using lower case for the events because that's the standard in gymnastics all the time in all the media, score reports, official documentation, etc. It's good to know there's also an official Wiki stance on it. I will have to hunt for that now. If I find it I will give you a heads up. :) DanielEng (talk) 06:06, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Yes I noticed your NBC footnoted table. Hopefully someone can place the final results in a proper table on Wikipedia. Cheers, Leoboudv (talk) 07:51, 15 August 2008 (UTC) NickC just fixed the problem. Thank goodness. Leoboudv (talk) 07:52, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Gymnastics all-around[edit]

Thank you for that clarification. I was confused why none of the results matched that of the official results on the olympics website. I then realized my mistake and undid the edit. --Curlymeatball38 (talk) 18:06, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:City-state[edit]

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Your comment on the Acre talk page[edit]

I believe I have cleared up your concern with the Acre article. --Jc3s5h (talk) 01:44, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

No Country...[edit]

thanks for the clarification --Ring Cinema (talk) 06:21, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

1. I like the idea of footnoting fine points, but is it within the guides? Should be. 2. On a side note, is it not peculiar that Chigurh seems to easily find Moss so far from where he started? --Ring Cinema (talk) 00:46, 9 January 2010 (UTC)


Originally, Antonio Adán was listed with #25 because he was named to the Champions' League roster. Somehow, his number was switched to #26 (I guess because of the Madrid site). In previous seasons, only first team players (#1-25) were listed in the main roster section with reserve players (#26+) who were named to the match sheet in a separate section. So far, only Javier Acuña has been the only reserve team player named to 18-man playing sheet. Adán has not. I feel that if he is going to be listed with reserve number, he should be named as substitute at least. I thought that Adán would be added to the first team roster when transfer window opened, but with Castilla looking for a promotion spot, I doubt it. It seems only four or five other La Liga club page do not list the reserves on the first team roster, so I can not use uniformity to delete. Raul17 (talk) 03:12, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Adán is listed as wearing #25 for Champions' League in the Uefa site ( It was also posted in the Madrid site when they announced their kit numbers for the season stated that Adán's was for the Champions' league. Raul17 (talk) 04:23, 10 January 2010 (UTC)


I don't understand this edit of yours. Why change a blue link to a red one? Also, what's wrong with duplicating the link within "{{Details}}"? -- Hoary (talk) 09:17, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

The redlink was just my mistake for leaving the brackets in there, so apologies for not previewing adequately -- I've removed the brackets. As for the duplicate link, I thought it was generally favored style to not repeat the same wikilink in the same paragraph or perhaps section. Also because of the text of the link, it wasn't really 100% clear that it was the same target as the {{Details}} template. But I don't feel strongly about this, and if you feel strongly that the link should be restored, fine with me. - Regards, PhilipR (talk) 21:19, 16 January 2010 (UTC)


Done! As nobody said anything, I thought it would be an impossible mission to put it right — let's hope this time good sense will rule! --Xabier Armendaritz(talk) 19:14, 14 June 2010 (UTC)


I have seen that you edited some volleyball articles. Some players articles, most of them looks outdated. I would like to improve players by country. Could you please choose a country to contribute with? Please take a look on Yekaterina Gamova, Hélia Souza, Serena Ortolani and Kenia Carcaces for a model to follow. Please can you please improve some volleyball players with infobox and some addons? References are very important. Let me know. Oscar987 21:46, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Highly irresponsible edit note.[edit]

Thsi "I'm restoring this sentence. OBVIOUSLY the pop culture impact of vuvuzelas in 2010 is far beyond that of a 2nd-tier tournament in 2009. If -> revert war, so be it" is entirely irrespionsible. You need to read WP:BRD, and conform to it. Someone, validly, went bold and put that sentence in a while ago; someone else, equally validly, reverted, giving a reason in an edit note. Now the only valid way to get it re-inserted is to discuss: if others agree with you that it is verifiable that the Confederations Cup was so low profile that it did not bring the vuvzela to "international public consciousness" (not the same as "pop culture impact"), it can go back. Until then, have enough respect for the right way to do things to revert your own edit, so that others do not have to rise to your irresponsible challenge to enter into an edit war. Kevin McE (talk) 11:18, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Non-free files in your user space[edit]

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Barcelona Sporting Club[edit]

Greetings, You have added the {confused|FC Barcelona} on this page. Barcelona is a well known team around the world, probably more recognized in South America. You might be from Europe and might have mistaken this club with FC Barcelona. Since 2004, when the article of Barcelona Sporting Club was created, nobody has been confused or even added this {confused|FC Barcelona} to the page because its a very famous club and people know the difference between this two clubs. Barcelona may not be a Real Madrid or Manchester United, but a person that follows south america soccer will know and recognize Barcelona. Also Barcelona is the most popular team in Ecuador.Masterman will (talk) 03:08, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

2011 Pan American Games[edit]

Hey would you like to help with the results section of the Pan American Games in October? If so please list your name over at the talk page [1]. Thank you!

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