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LOL. We can secretly chat about things with this.....

Ashaav 18:00, 28 September 2006 (UTC)



I found this on wot.wikia: Welcome!

Hello, Randfan/Archive, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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                                   Randfan 19:41, 28 September 2006 (UTC)


to make something a lnk put [[ and ]] around it. If it is red there is no page of the name, blue means there is a page, but you didnt look at it through the link, or at all. If it is purple you have seen it.

also hit remember me on the log in page, but log out first. Be sure to change your preferences!

to make a topic put == == around the topic name. TALK TO ME ABOUT SUB-TOPICS IF YOU NEED HELP!

Do not use the tab key. Also for the beginning of a paragraph dont put a number of spaces before the start of it. Asterick turns up like this:

A new paragraph should be two enter/return's undre the one before.

Use the letter key below in edits:

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    • delete that when you are done**

Randfan 19:40, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Welcome, and a warning

Salutations! Randfan, welcome to Wikipedia. I see you've been pretty busy already. Just a warning... While there is a lot of stuff in Wikipedia, the editors here try to keep it under control by placing limits on the things that can be added here. I see you've been adding a lot of stuff related to The Wheel of Time. While it looks like the book series is quite notable, some of the details from that series may not be. If you haven't already, I suggest that you read the policies of wikipedia, in particular, what Wikipedia is not. Perhaps some of the articles you are creating should stay in Just a friendly warning... I'd hate to see your hard work go to waste. Rawr 01:02, 29 September 2006 (UTC)


Regarding your comment retrieved from "

I'm sorry for making the useless page; I was trying to find a way to clean up my user page... Youcan delete it. Randfan 21:10, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

I'm sure everyone realizes you acted in good faith... Addhoc 22:15, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

Colourful Page

Hey dont know if it was ab accident or not :-S but my page is colorful now , its kinda cool, i reckon ill keep it :-) (Neostinker 16:36, 13 October 2006 (UTC))

Please don't copy content off my userpage

Please don't copy content off my userpage without my permission. Please delete that content, and the related content on User:PotatoMan01. Saying "please" is fun. --The Great Llama(speak to the Llama!) 18:53, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

Okay, I suppose you can keep it. As long as you give me credit. --The Great Llama(speak to the Llama!) 19:39, 20 October 2006 (UTC)
Fluffy, because fluff is awesome. --The Great Llama(speak to the Llama!) 19:45, 20 October 2006 (UTC)
I found your page fluffy, too. Randfan 19:49, 20 October 2006 (UTC)
Hooray for fluff! --The Great Llama(speak to the Llama!) 19:49, 20 October 2006 (UTC)
Come to think of it, would you please use your own vandal page, instead of mine? I just like that page only to be transcluded onto my page. --The Great Llama(speak to the Llama!) 19:59, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

(unindenting) Copy the following text to the page: <div style="padding:6px;"><center> <div style="height:100px; width:500px; overflow:auto; border: thin solid blue; background: white; padding: 5px; text-align: left"> . Then, after the space you want for vandalism, type </div></center> . To put something in that you only want displayed on the editing page, use <!-- (message) --> . --The Great Llama(speak to the Llama!) 20:06, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

I didn't expect you had sockpuppets anymore after you left the messages at my talk page. Sorry for any confusion. As for the colorful sig, I used to have one ( TheGreatLlama (speak to the Llama!) ), but that was over 200 characters, so I changed it, and I probably won't make it colorful again for a while. --The Great Llama(speak to the Llama!) 21:17, 20 October 2006 (UTC)
Sadly, according to Wikipedia:Sign your posts on talk pages#Length, signatures should not be more than 200 characters long. --The Great Llama(speak to the Llama!) 21:25, 20 October 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, the llamas should revolt or something. --The Great Llama(speak to the Llama!) 21:27, 20 October 2006 (UTC)
Hooray for llamas! --The Great Llama(speak to the Llama!) 21:31, 20 October 2006 (UTC)


Thanks a lot for the barnstar! --The Great Llama(speak to the Llama!) 16:31, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

Cool signature

What seems to be the problem? I suppose we should ask how do you want it to look? Should it be very small, should it have color? Links to where do you want in it? No graphics are allowed anymore. (Respond on my talk page please) X [Mac Davis] (SUPERDESK|Help me improve) 07:05, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Are you a fan of The Wheel of Time series?

Hi there, I looked at your username, then I looked again, then it occurred to me that you might be familiar with this fantasy novel series. If you're not, then you likely have no clue what I'm talking about. --Kyoko 16:03, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

I enjoy the series, partly because I like catching the cultural allusions, and partly because it's fun trying to figure out exactly who did what and stuff. I do find that after book 4, Jordan's writing gets less and less concise. Combining this with the fact that I feel compelled to start rereading the series from the beginning whenever I get back into WoT, I've only gotten up to (not including) book seven. That was a few years ago, and I don't currently want to spend the next several months catching up. So, yeah, I'm a fan, but not a diehard one. I wonder how many other people will understand your name. --Kyoko 21:05, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
No, I haven't read New Spring. Does reading it spoil anything in the series (besides TWoT)? Depending on how quickly you read, maybe the final book will come out by the time you get there! --Kyoko 21:21, 24 October 2006 (UTC)


hi curtis

Miner zxx 17:59, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

my name isn't Curtis... Randfan

hello, again

hi curtis how it going it is me jason young by the way did you go to the website? if not ill excute you.

17:59, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

see above

re: misc

Hi there, yes, I did know about my name. It can be also thought of as a mirror, or more poetically, as someone who sympathises with you or has empathy for you. As for the "o" subpage, did you ever click on it? Clicking on it will give you all the answers you are seeking. Thanks for the vandalism scrolling section, I will consider it. I'm flattered that you took my scrolling table of contents and my talk page rules... though I should point out that neither of them are originally my idea either. The scrolling TOC came from User:Riana dzasta, and the talk page rules come in several variations on many people's pages. --Kyoko 13:14, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

re:Happy Birthday

Hey Randfan! Thanks for the birthday note, it's makes me feel really good that so many users care about my birthday like they did and I thank you so very much for you're kind words. :) And big thanks to you for signing the co-nomination page for my adminship :) semper fiMoe 00:54, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

WoT questions and answers

Hi there, you've got questions, I've got answers. You write:

  • Did Lenn really fly to the moon in the belly of an eagle made of fire?
  • Did he truly have a daughter named Salya who walked among the stars?
    • In a manner of speaking, the Salyut space stations were among the stars.
  • Was Asbet really the queen of all?
  • Did the giants, Mosk and Merk, really fight with spears of fire?

Was this quiz a way to see if anybody had read TWOT? --Kyoko 00:28, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

You really never thought that these questions were supposed to be hints that the world of TWOT was supposed to be after some sort of future apocalypse? Or before one, given the cyclical nature of time in the books? These questions seemed obvious to me the first time I read the series. That's what I meant about liking the books because of how they make different cultural and historical references. It's been too long since I last read them for me to know if these quotes were taken word for word or not. --Kyoko 04:43, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

your signature

Hi there, don't worry about your question, I've only been here since the end of January and I'm still figuring things out. Your signature looks fine on my computer. Have you tried clearing your browser cache? Not knowing what computer you use, I don't know exactly how your setup will do that. I run Mac OS X and Mozilla Firefox, so I can clear my cache by holding down the shift key while clicking on "Reload". And Sally Ride would make a good answer for "Salya". Maybe the question was meant as a combination of the two. Hope this helps. --Kyoko 21:12, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Are you saying that my suggestion worked, then? --Kyoko 21:37, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
Glad to hear that it works! I hope you don't mind that I just swapped the generic listing of my name on your page, for my signature. You may or may not be able to see the different font (Zapfino font). I'll have to look up where you can see a sample. It's somewhere on the Linotype Foundry page. Another thing: if you put a link to a page when you're already on it (as in User talk:Randfan), all you do is make a boldface link that's non-clickable. You're already on the target page, so there's nowhere else to go. You might want to fix your own name in your list of Wikifriends, or not. Thank you for considering me your friend, and yes, the feeling is mutual! --Kyoko 22:12, 26 October 2006 (UTC)


Chocolate cake.jpg

Thank you so much for wishing me a happy birthday! :-) Have some cake. Best regards.--Húsönd 19:45, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

ajahs template

Please don't add that template to Wikipedia articles; we don't actually have "X Ajah" articles here, most if not all of them redirect to the Concepts in the Wheel of Time series article. I encourage you to revert those edits and tag the template with {{db-author}}. It's of use on WoT Wiki, but here it's just overkill, I think. -- nae'blis 22:56, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Well, like I said, it doesn't add much because all of those links go to the same article through redirects. I'd like to hear any other ideas you've got on "spicing up" the article stubs we've got, but I'm not sure this template is the way to go. -- nae'blis 23:03, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
If you prefer, we could compromise by removing the current usages, and then discussing it somewhere like Talk:The Wheel of Time to get more people's opinions. Remember I'm not an admin here... -- nae'blis 23:06, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

My Birthday

Thanks for the birthday wishes! Thanks for the extra cake, too. One is chocolate and the other one is vanilla. Also, how do you put the "status" light on your main page? I just may steal it in order to enhance my page. ---- Bearly541 talk 06:01, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for moving the image to my talk page. Never would have thought to put it there! ---- Bearly541 talk
Also, can you tell me how to put the time on my sig...or how to automatically update it? I am kind of new at this...---- Bearly541 talk


My Userpages

Hey, Randfan! Thanks for the kind note. Your userpage is cool too... though a little bright! ;) The font I used is called papyrus. Fitting for the Egyptian theme, but unfortunately not everyone has it installed on their computer. It's part of the font package that comes with newer versions of Windows and is available for free at many font download sites. — Editor at Large(speak) 01:03, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you!

Thank you for the wishes, Randfan. It really is nice to look back at the year gone by. Looking forward to many more years as a wikiholic before I retire. :)--thunderboltz(Deepu) 14:47, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

a science lesson about moles

Hi there, this will take some explaining, and it's nothing personal. I had assumed that you knew what a mole was based on what you had posted in the coffee lounge. I'm not talking about mole (animal), mole (sauce), or mole (skin marking). I was thinking about mole (unit), which is used in chemistry. Riana should have recognised the joke instantly as a chemistry major.

Have you ever looked at the Periodic table of elements? You'll see that for every element in the detailed version of it, they list its atomic mass. For example, hydrogen (H) has an atomic mass of 1.00794 (let's round that to 1), oxygen has an atomic mass of 15.9994 (let's round that to 16). That means that for water, which is made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, you have 1 + 1 + 16 = 18 as its molecular mass.

There's this number called Avogadro's number, which is approximately 6.022 x 1023. The 1023 part means that it's 10 multiplied by 10, 23 times, a huge number. Anyway, somehow scientists figured out that if you get 6.022 x 1023 atoms of an element together, the whole bunch will have a collective mass of whatever their atomic mass is, expressed in grams. This would be one mole of the element. So one mole of hydrogen would have a mass of approximately 1 gram, one mole of oxygen would have a mass of about 16 grams, and so on. This works with chemical compounds too, so one mole of pure water or H2O would have a mass of roughly 18 grams.

Mole Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated by chemists in North America, on October 23, between 6:02 AM and 6:02 PM, making the date 6:02 10/23 in the American style of writing dates. The time and date are derived from Avogadro's number, which is approximately 6.02×1023.

And so you have your (rather lengthy) explanation.--Kyoko 02:36, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

It's no problem, explaining all this. I didn't know how much of a science background you had, so when you asked about Mole Day, I thought I had better explain everything. Have a good day! --Kyoko 16:38, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Re: Happy Adminship Anniversary!

Thank you for your note! :-) Kirill Lokshin 17:14, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you!

Thanks for the award! I'll try to keep doing my best! :-) Kirill Lokshin 18:45, 29 October 2006 (UTC)


I have tagged this article as copyvio from Can you verify that, please? Thanks. -- ReyBrujo 20:25, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Yes, much better. If you don't add a category to the article (because you don't know where it would fit), tag the article with {{uncategorized}} as {{uncategorized|October 2006}}. If it needs wikification, use {{wikify}} with a similar structure as the previous one. And add the source you used to build the article in a References section (if you learned about Flitterbloom in, include a link to there so that people can verify the information you have added to the article. Good luck! -- ReyBrujo 20:48, 29 October 2006 (UTC)
Nop, I am not. According to the deletion log, the second time it was tagged as {{db-a7}}, and deleted because Tawker (talk · contribs) considered it should be deleted. I suggest you to contact him and ask why the article was deleted. Since I know nothing about Harry Potter, I am not sure whether this topic fits Wikipedia, or should be included in another more generic article (like a List of Harry Potter items or similar). -- ReyBrujo 22:08, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Edit day

Thank you! :) I've wasted so much time on wiki, I try to be useful then. Cheers, NCurse work 09:43, 30 October 2006 (UTC)


Heh, I'm glad you like it. User:Glen S made it for me, so you better check with him first. I would think that he wouldn't mind since he gave it to me. Nishkid64 21:28, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Of course! theres Image:Status.gif and Image:Status2.gif - re the sig, well look at mine! Might be Nishkid's dept! Enjoy! Glen 21:43, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
Thank you so much! Randfan 21:58, 11 October 2006 (UTC)



[ Buy CafePress merchandise] with my "Fruit Salad" design!

User: Randfan|RandfanInverted Pentagram.svgclick me, speak to me! 16:27, 13 October 2006 (UTC)



Randfan 00:56, 1 November 2006 (UTC)


Just noticed you added yourself in my WikiFriends box - I don't think we've ever talked before, but it's nice meeting you. :) riana_dzasta 13:56, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Don't apologise! It's fine, I don't mind... I have got an invitation there, after all :) Nice to meet you, and if you need a chat or something, my talk page has just been freshly archived and is waiting for messages :) riana_dzasta 00:42, 31 October 2006 (UTC)


You've earned it.

Sharkface217 23:30, 30 October 2006 (UTC)



I was reviewing your edits and thought you deserved all of these! Good job!

Barnstar of Humour3.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
Your pages is very funny

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Nice work!

Minor Barnstar.png The Minor Barnstar
almost all your edits are minor but they were major minor edits.
Blueprint Barnstar 2.PNG The Template Barnstar
For your work on the adoption templates. 01:07, 1 November 2006 (UTC)


I realize that you may like the way that your table of contents displays, but please don't go around putting it everywhere else. If you'd like to change the standard TOC, please discuss that at the Village Pump. --Daniel Olsen 01:19, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Thank you

Wiki-thanks.png Hello Randfan/Archive/Archive 07, thank you for the birthday wishes:) --Dakota 06:19, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks from me too! Acs4b 06:22, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

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