User talk:RainbowOfLight

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This user is no longer very active on Wikipedia.

Although I am semi-retired from editing, I do still look things up on Wikipedia so I still see messages to this page.

I have semi-retired due to the nonsense of the date linking/delinking wars. Wikipedia is fundamentally broken. There will never be consensus (i.e. Wikipedia's definition of consensus, which is apparently that everyone agrees on everything**) on this issue and since Wikipedia is not a democracy where majority can rule, nothing will ever be resolved. RainbowOfLight Talk 03:20, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

  • Quote: WP:Consensus has never meant majority rule; it means a statement which (almost) everyone can tolerate. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 17:18, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Quote: See voting is evil. See also WP:NOTDEMOCRACY. The results of polls where only a majority is defined (and not a consensus) should be the start of more discussion, not the end of it. —Locke Cole • t • c 05:58, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Quotes above from Wikipedia_talk:Requests_for_arbitration/Date_delinking/Proposed_decision#Closing_statement_by_Colonies_Chris

May 22 2009[edit]

Please come back if the dates case ends up in a vaguely sane way. Tony (talk) 04:30, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

the United States, etc[edit]

It has nothing to do with the ArbCom case and you are free to follow the style guide in this respect. Just don't do too much too fast, or mow through article in a way that appears to be consistent with a single-theme process. I certainly remove links to major anglophone countries, and "English" (language), and "Internet", and "horse", and other dictionary terms, unless in rare cases where they pass the relevance test. You're doing the project a good turn. Tony (talk) 04:47, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Pauley Perrette/The Ring[edit]

OK, my goof. I did make that edit while barely awake. I shouldn't edit while half conscious. I will be more careful. - NeutralHomerTalk • 21:26, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Warm regards Little Professor (talk) 01:37, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Disam[edit]

Nice catch! Thank you. Yeah I do several hundred disamms a day. Misclicks happen...that's all that was I think. --User:Woohookitty Diamming fool! 06:43, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

Yep. :) But my goodness it makes disamming easier. :) One of the best simple tools I've found. --User:Woohookitty Diamming fool! 07:11, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

Happy Halloween![edit]

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Photograph of my Halloween-themed Hush Puppies plush basset hounds in my bedroom.

As Halloween is my favorite holiday, I just wanted to wish those Wikipedians who have been nice enough to give me a barnstar or smile at me, supportive enough to agree with me, etc., a Happy Halloween! Sincerely, --A NobodyMy talk 16:35, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Happy Thanksgiving![edit]

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to wish those Wikipedians who have been nice enough to give me a barnstar or smile at me, supportive enough to agree with me, etc., a Happy Thanksgiving! Sincerely, --A NobodyMy talk 16:16, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

Vandalism issue[edit]

IP 159.83.4.95 is from County Library of Los Angeles, Lakewood branch. I am not the person who has vandalized a school wikipedia entry but there's no knowing who really did it due to the vandalizer using a public library PC. --159.83.4.95 (talk) 21:10, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

To those who make Good Arguments, who are appreciative, or supportive. Sincerely, --A NobodyMy talk 18:04, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

Smile![edit]

Set Sail For The Seven Seas 346° 12' 15" NET 23:04, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank you. :) RainbowOfLight Talk 04:55, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

No problem! :) Set Sail For The Seven Seas 266° 5' 15" NET 17:44, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference[edit]

Hello there. This is an automated message to tell you about the gradual phasing out of the preference entitled "Mark all edits minor by default", which you currently have (or very recently had) enabled.

On 13 March 2011, this preference was hidden from the user preferences screen as part of efforts to prevent its accidental misuse (consensus discussion, guidelines for use at WP:MINOR). This had the effect of locking users in to their existing preference, which, in your case, was true. To complete the process, your preference will automatically be changed to false in the next few days. This does not require any intervention on your part and all users will still be able to manually mark their edits as being minor in the usual way.

For well-established users such as yourself there is a workaround available involving custom JavaScript. If you have any problems, feel free to drop me a note.

Thank you for your understanding and happy editing :) Editing on behalf of User:Jarry1250, LivingBot (talk) 20:22, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Collaborative[edit]

WikiWomen Unite!
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Hi RainbowOfLight! Women around the world who edit and contribute to Wikipedia are coming together to celebrate each other's work, support one another, and engage new women to also join in on the empowering experience of shaping the sum of all the world's knowledge - through the WikiWomen's Collaborative.

As a WikiWoman, we'd love to have you involved! You can do this by:

We can't wait to have you involved, and feel free to drop by our meta page (under construction) to see how else you can get involved!

Can't wait to have you involved! SarahStierch (talk) 04:53, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Collaborative: Come join us (and check out our new website)![edit]

WikiWomen - We need you!
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Thanks for editing Wikipedia, and we look forward to you being a part of the Collaborative! -- EdwardsBot (talk) 01:34, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Missing Wikipedians[edit]

You have been mentioned at Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians. Woodlot (talk) 09:35, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

-heh. I'm not missing, I just don't edit anymore. Too many hostile people. But it's nice that people are thinking of me. :) RainbowofLight (talk) 13:11, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:53, 23 November 2015 (UTC)