User talk:RB30DE

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Minor Edits[edit]

I have noticed that you mark many, if not most of your edits as minor. Generally it seems that new users mark edits as minor that are not, as the policies and guidelines explaining minor edits are not quite explicit on the talk pages. Please read wikipedia:minor edits. To sum it up, minor edits are essentially used only to mark extremely minor changes, such as that regarding syntax or grammar, and sometimes the reversion of vandalism. As a general rule of thumb if it changes the meaning or implications of an article at all, or if it is not extremely unlikely to be objected to, it should not be marked as a minor edit. Thanks.--Oni Ookami AlfadorTalk|@ 05:26, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

No worries, thanks for the clarification. RB30DE 07:29, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

On a side note, are you satisfied with the changes I made to the Tokyopop alterations section? I feel that removal of the tag is warranted, as while it isn't perfect, it is no longer at much risk of being either non-neutral, and is most certainly sourced and in the proper tone.--Oni Ookami AlfadorTalk|@ 05:34, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Yes much better in terms of sourcing and neutrality. Perhaps I wish it were slightly smaller, but still big improvement, cheers. RB30DE 07:29, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
eh... Personally I'd rather have it cover the entire scope of the issue, including responses and reasoning. That way it strives to remain neutral while actively noting the criticism. I made a major overhaul of the background section into a storyline synopsis that should take the focus off of that section. I'm also going to see if it would be better placed lower in the article.--Oni Ookami AlfadorTalk|@ 03:54, 6 June 2006 (UTC)


(I am bringing your comment and my response here) I just tried your script out, very handy. Would it be possible to extend the space inserting function to include Newton metres (Nm), Pferdestärke (PS), and litres (L/l), or does this break other stuff? Cheers! RB30DE 09:24, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

I tried this before but got lots of errors. I have learnt a bit more now so I am trying some small changes in this direction. I have modified the code to add a space for Nm and PS. I did not do anything with (L/l) because that has lots of false positives related to vehicle names. Let me know what you think. bobblewik 10:34, 30 September 2006 (UTC)
You beat me to it! (I've just copied it to User:RB30DE/monobook.js/unitformatter.js, and was trying to work out how to do it.) I see the Nm one now, I can't see PS. Would you do it like this?:
txt.value = txt.value.replace(/(\d)\s?PS/gi, '$1 PS');
Where can I find what all these variables mean? Thanks! RB30DE 10:46, 30 September 2006 (UTC)
I see I was looking at the wrong bit of .js anyway, got it now.... RB30DE 10:54, 30 September 2006 (UTC)
Congrats on getting it. You can now do whatever you want. Feel free to use 'dates.js' too. I learnt by trial and error plus web search and a few tips from people.
Your ps version was a good attempt but would make mistakes. When it encounters '7 psi', it would have become '7 PSi'. Mine avoids that error.
To get you started, here are some tips:
  • If you want to make it case sensitive, use '/g' rather than '/gi'
  • '\d' means 'any digit from zero to nine'.
  • '(\d)' means capture the digit in memory.
  • '$1' means print the first memory.
  • '\s' means a space character
  • '?' means 'the preceding character is optional'.
  • '\W' means a character that is not digital or alphabetical.
Regards bobblewik 11:02, 30 September 2006 (UTC)
Ah yes, lots of traps for beginners (me) it seems! Thanks for the correction and the tips, appreciate it. RB30DE 11:13, 30 September 2006 (UTC)
You are welcome. Another tip is to do web searches for errors that you want to reformat. Try a google search for: -user -talk 100kw
If you want to know more, just ask. bobblewik 12:00, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

RE: Drifting[edit]

Your edits - diff 1 diff 2 diff 3 diff 4 diff 5 diff 5 - are not suitable for an encyclopedia. You need to follow NPOV and WP:V, your edits are neither neutral nor verified. Cheers! RB30DE 23:40, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Please stop vandalising my contribution to the drifting page. What I've written is fact and is also neutral (I actually do love drifting myself but what I've contributed is fact). Drifting is actually not classed as a proper professiona motorsport and is not recognised by the FIA (the governing body for motorsports and safey). The motorsports like F1, WRC (Rally) and WTCC (Touring Car) are supported by the FIA, even Japanese Formula 3 and SuperGT have FIA safety approval, however drifting does NOT. The sport is looked down by professional race drivers and enthusiasts because it's such an amateurish event. Biased judging, over enthusiastic fanboys etc. In any case I'm sorry if I offended you. Nice username though, I do like Nissans, only 1 of them though, Fairlady Z series, except Z32.
1] Drifting does not have FIA approval:
Thank you for your time.
No worries, I'm not offended. What you have added may be fact, but the point is you have to have a source for it, and you have to attribute it to someone else. You can't just write "Drifting itself is often frowned upon by professional motorsport enthusiasts as they feel many aspects of the sport are farcical such as biased judging, inexperienced participants, over-enthusiastic supporters (fanboys) and even the concept of drifting itself.". Wikipedia is not about facts/truth, it's about sources. I don't think the words "farcical", "biased", "inexperienced", & "fanboy" are neutral, but if you can ascribe those words to someone else, that's fine. Also when you are reverting, you are also adding back in David Green and some other spelling mistakes, not sure if that was your intention or not. Cheers! RB30DE 01:20, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
^ Thank you for fixing my contribution. I had no idea about the other spelling mistakes someone else left. I'll search around for professional motorsport personalities opinions on drifting. It's just a shame a TV interview isn't always recorded.
Thanks for not taking it personally! Yeah, if you find something you can quote, add it, something will turn up. I think I've seen that sort of opinion around too, but can't remember where. RB30DE 03:46, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
^ I noticed your screen name is that of a Nissan engine. Lately I've been looking into purchasing an old Commodore which uses this engine (strangely). A bit strange I know, did you ever own one of these cars. Perhaps we can share tips and such. It's only going to be a filler car. Are you Australian? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Friggit (talkcontribs) 10:29, 27 January 2007 (UTC).
A VL! No I never owned a Commodore. I'm from the other side of the ditch. Have you seen RB30DE 11:54, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
^ Ah a kiwi, that's lovely, I'll check out that site now, thanks mate. Friggit 14:30, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

Vandal tags[edit]

Thank you for reverting vandalism on Wikipedia!

Be sure to put warning tags on the vandal's user talk page (such as {{subst:test}}, {{subst:test2}}, {{subst:test3}}, {{subst:test4}}). Add each of these tags on the vandal's talk page, in sequential order, after each instance of vandalism. Adding warnings to the talk page assists administrators in determining whether or not the user should be blocked. If the user continues to vandalize pages after you add the {{subst:test4}} tag, request administrator assistance at Request for Intervention. Again, thank you for helping to make Wikipedia better. Dread Specter 03:46, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Yeah I should do that more often. Having the tags here on my talk page makes it easier. Cheers! RB30DE 20:30, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
Hey there ! I noticed you just reverted vandalism from the Nissan Skyline page again, but this time, you added the tags to the user's talk page. I just wanted to thank you for that, because it really helps everyone know what's going on with certain users who have a history of vandalism. I, as a recent changes patroller, find it very useful when I encounter such tags on a user's talk page, because when too many of them are up on a perticular user's page, it give us ammunition for requesting a block or a ban. I know it's a hassle, but in the long run, it really does help sort out the regualr vandals form the one-timers.Again, thank you for taking this comment constructively and making wikipedia a better place !!!
Cheers to you, mate, hehe ! Dread Specter 01:35, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
No worries, I'll keep using those tags. Think I'm getting faster at it. RB30DE 22:13, 22 February 2007 (UTC)


Hi, you mentioned that you'd gotten an improper edit at this page because of an error, I think it may be related to Revert tools by Lorian; this may have been fixed since you downloaded them initially, if you want to go fix it. Thanks for all you do. -- nae'blis 17:43, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Ah, thank you, yeah it was as you'd thought. I've just updated, and tried the fixed version, seems to be good now. Cheers! RB30DE 22:13, 22 February 2007 (UTC)



Great to see someone interested in imports and the drift scene.

Just one question, where was the photo of the Cefiro taken ? Reason why I'm asking is because it's my car ! :) My brother in law found the pic and emailed the link through. I just think it's funny because not many people recognise the car.

If you're on the prowl for pics of an Aristo (twin turbo goodness), let me know... :P

Cheers RB20DET

Rb20det 07:45, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Hi, I didn't expect that the owner would see it! Small world. I saw your car by the Maribyrnong River, little picnic area, near Edgewater/Victoria University etc. Yeah not many A31s in Melbourne. RB30DE 09:23, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

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I don't understand where User talk: is coming from. User talk: and User talk: also made contributions to Locking differential in the same fashion. Talking about "Torques" and what-not. --Dana60Cummins (talk) 06:37, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

I have also started: Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dana60Cummins (talkcontribs) 15:21, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

I'm also baffled by some of the stuff this person is adding, and their persistence in reinserting their errors. RB30DE (talk) 07:19, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
Something is askew in the logic of those edits. I tried to help user once to no avail. And he insists on edit wars here: Locking Differential . So I gave up and just let it sit. But it's obviously still wrong info there. I'm not sure what makes someone think the majority of the torque will go to the wheel with the most grip in plain old LSDs. I think the user has some odd, unique, bias towards LSDs. Thanks for the help. --Dana60Cummins (talk) 05:49, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

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