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"I do not mean to pry, but you don't by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?"
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The Princess Bride

Salah Edin[edit]

Salah Edin has been mentioned in the wikipedia article Fitna (film). I know notability is not inherited, but does this address your concern about notability? Thanks, Andjam (talk) 12:39, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Yep, so I removed my tag. Rising*From*Ashes (talk) 02:59, 29 March 2008 (UTC)


Wow, you're fast!!! Thanks for tagging this page. Keep up the good work. ŁittleÄlien¹8² (talk\contribs) 02:12, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Rising*From*Ashes (talk) 02:16, 6 July 2008 (UTC)


Hello, Rising*From*Ashes, 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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Wow, and only 2 years after I joined! Thanks, I think... better late than never! Ironically, this belated welcome arrived at the exact moment I made my 500th edit. Ain't life funny? Rising*From*Ashes (talk) 09:33, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Tom T[edit]

Hey! I wrote the root article about the greatly-missed Tom T. Thanks for your clean-up of my lead. It is better. Mark Sublette (talk) 06:53, 11 August 2008 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 06:53, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Thank you so much! I was just playing with the random article feature, and I stumbled across the article. It was nice to be able to help, but there wasn't much to do! You had already written such a good article. I had never heard of Tom Terrell before. It was really neat to learn about him. Rising*From*Ashes (talk) 07:10, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
I believe that if you link onto NPR's website (but have not actually checked it out) that some of Tom's reviews are available online. Guess I ought to, huh? I have always appreciated the nature of the collaborative effort of the Wikipedia, and although I consider myself to be an expert wordsmith, it is ALWAYS good to have someone else review your copy. As they tell writers, never proof your own stuff. You have a tendency to overlook the same things again. I was lucky enough to be in the D.C. area from the early '80s, and regularly heard Tom on WHFS. Went to his funeral, as well. His Mom is a lovely, educated, woman! Where R U at?

Mark Sublette (talk) 07:19, 11 August 2008 (UTC)Mark SubletteMark Sublette (talk) 07:19, 11 August 2008 (UTC) Falls Church, Virginia

I live in Washington State, in Thurston County. It is neat that you got to meet his family, though it sounds like the circumstances weren't the best. Thanks again for the kudos! Have a nice night! Rising*From*Ashes (talk) 07:44, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

CSD tagging[edit]

Hello Phoenix. If you nominate the article for speedy deletion, don't forget to notify the creator. The correct template you can find at the bottom of the nomination. Check Brooke glavich and Abraham tesfaye, please. Thanks, have a good day. --Vejvančický (talk) 07:27, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Will do, thanks for reminding me! Rising*From*Ashes (talk) 07:37, 24 August 2009 (UTC)


In regards to this User talk:Who gives its ya mum, what's the template for this comment? I see a lot of school kids create articles about themselves and even though I know the {{db-bio}} tag, I don't know the talk page template to leave those editors. Thank you.--The LegendarySky Attacker 09:11, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

When you use a db tag like {{db-bio}}, or in this case {{db-person}}, after the page is saved, if you look at the speedy deletion template you made on the article, it has a bit of code in small print near the bottom that looks something like: " Please consider placing the template:{{subst:nn-warn|Template:Db-person|header=1}} ~~~~ on the talk page of the author. " It changes automatically based on the page in question and the template being used, which is pretty cool. I just copied that code onto User talk:Who gives its ya mum, and it produced the comment. I think a generic version of the template is {{subst:nn-warn|Article}}. A similar, more-welcoming is {{subst:Firstarticle}}. Hope this helps! Rising*From*Ashes (talk) 09:42, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
It does help. Thanks.--The LegendarySky Attacker 09:44, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
Face-grin.svg Yay! Rising*From*Ashes (talk) 09:52, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

My name is Indigo Montoya....[edit]

You killed my father, now you die...On CSd's they must claim notability to pass. Notice I say only claim, in the case of the Isreali hotel, this is an ad article and could've been tagged as the only signifacance they imply is a trademark.Jake/Hell In A Bucket (talk) 08:52, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Touché! You got me! I had a feeling that it could have been CSDed, but I was editing late at night, and was too sleepy to remember things like {{db-inc}}. Glad to see another The Princess Bride fan on here! Rising*From*Ashes (talk) 19:16, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

My name is Rick Toh....[edit]

The article "Blowing Wings" was a education portfolio I submitted previously that won an award in my organisation (a statutory board). Will that suffice in credibility? Ricktoh (talk) 10:22, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Dear Rick,
First of all, congratulations on having your portfolio win the award in your organization. You clearly put a lot of hard work into it. That being said, I have several concerns about whether Blowing wings meets Wikipedia's policies for inclusion. First of all, this article having been based on your portfolio, Education: Clipping Vs Blowing Wings, leads me to concerns that Wikipedia's policy of no original research is being violated; also, as you yourself are the author of both the portfolio and the article, it seems to me that you have a conflict of interest in this subject. Also, the article does not seem to satisfy Wikipedia's policy regarding verifiability, which states that articles need multiple third-party sources that mention the subject of the article; all of the references you listed were published before the subject itself existed, making it seem unlikely that they established its notability. Also, as your term "Blowing wings" is relatively unknown as of now (when I Googled it, I only found copies of the Wikipedia article), it would probably be considered a neologism, and articles on neologisms are generally discouraged.
Please don't take offense about this; your work seems very important, but at the moment, given these concerns, I am not convinced that it is appropriate for Wikipedia. That being said, if, after you have read the policies I mentioned above, you still disagree with my proposed deletion, you can always remove the proposed deletion tag from the top of the article; if you do not remove the tag, the page will likely be automatically deleted once the time period expires. If you choose to remove the tag, I may list this page for discussion at Articles For Deletion so that other editors can weigh in; maybe I am wrong about this article, and it does belong.
Best wishes either way. Rising*From*Ashes (talk) 09:12, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

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NPOV edit on Shooter movie[edit]

Dude, regarding the edit to "Shooter" (movie), if you want to change the comment to be more neutral, feel free. However, the "military advisor's" statement is 100% pure and utter bullshit. To cite but one "reference", David Drake (sci-fi author) was an intelligence officer in Vietnam, and in the afterword to one of his novels, he discusses interrogating a Vietnamese girl who was shot by a .50BMG round. Her limbs were not scattered 200 yards away, she lived for enough time after being shot to have a conversation with him. The hydrostatic shock did considerable internal damage, but hardly peeled her apart like a banana, nor dismembered her.

I realize that the statement in the article is (presumably) a direct quote from the so-called advisor, but the best you can say about his statement is that it is "dramatic." —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:16, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Well, it sounds like you know more about this than I do. Calling something "nonsense" in an article comes across pretty opinionated, so it might raise red flags with other editors; you might choose a word that has less stigma to it, or give more of the explanation you shared here. Just be sure to back up what you say with references or else it might come across as original research. Alternatively, you could bring up your concerns on the article's talk page and discuss it with the other editors. Sorry if it felt like I stepped on your toes. Best wishes and happy editing! Rising*From*Ashes (talk) 04:31, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Louis Congo[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 18:03, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

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Psychedelic Festival[edit]

hey , thanks for helping me with my article, im sorry i messed up your quote, it was a mistake , i wanted to ask you if you could add those little right side picture of the festival you quoted Burning mann , i want to define this term , wicht i think its important since its such an old term , and millions of people going to this events ,thanks please reaply , im still learning the ins and outs of the system so contact me or help thanks ,nice to meet you !! "Startigenix (talk) 10:32, 22 July 2011 (UTC)"

DYK for Tatoosh Range[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 17:17, 31 July 2011 (UTC)


I asked for help sourcing this article on Wikipedia:WikiProject Austria. I thought that was a smart move since I can't read the sources and because I don't know anything about Austrian drinks. Joe Chill (talk) 02:31, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

That sounds like a great plan! Yeah, it seems like it has the potential to be notable, but I know so little about it, and the language barrier does present some difficulties. Good idea! Rising*From*Ashes (talk) 02:50, 4 August 2011 (UTC)


Just letting you know that the reason I haven't taken another look at your DYK is that I can't approve it for the queue if I'm the one who reviewed the hook without extreme COI. When someone else gets to it though I'm sure it will be fine. Sorry it is taking so long! PanydThe muffin is not subtle 02:06, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

That makes sense. Thanks for explaining! Rising*From*Ashes (talk) 02:19, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Roger Took[edit]

Problem is the Media hasn't picked up his death at all. Its almost like its being covered up. I didn't know who he was untill after he killed himself. If there is no way to cite a source, does that mean it stays a secret? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sulla1982 (talkcontribs) 06:42, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Ah, but if you are the only one reporting his death, and are using your own knowledge as a source for the information, than that is a violation of Wikipedia's policy "No original research," which is well worth reading, but in a nutshell says: "Wikipedia does not publish original thought: all material in Wikipedia must be attributable to a reliable, published source. Articles may not contain any new analysis or synthesis of published material that serves to advance a position not clearly advanced by the sources." Keep looking for those reliable sources, but keep in mind that Wikipedia is very cautious when it comes to biographies. Rising*From*Ashes (talk) 20:06, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Monarch Contemporary Art Center and Sculpture Park[edit]

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Niva International School[edit]

Hi. I see you just tagged this school article as an advert after I had spent some time cleaning out the puff and restructuring for NPOV. I'm curious to know what criteria you applied, and perhaps also why you didn't consider making any further improvements yourself. Cheers, Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 08:42, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi! My power is out, and our internet keeps crashing. Somehow, the version I had read was the one that was there before you cleaned up the article; it had the mission statements, philosophy, vision statements, etc. That was the version I was trying to tag as reading like an advertisement, not the one you improved, yet my edit came in after yours. I'm not sure how. Sorry about the confusion. And as for why I didn't make further improvements, as I said, my internet connection has been shaky. I wanted to mark the article so that I could come back to it once my connection stabilized, which I did today. I have removed the advertisement tag, as it doesn't apply. Best wishes! Rising*From*Ashes (talk) 17:55, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Good enough reason. Been there done that - and got the T-shirt :) Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 17:59, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

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I moved your template[edit]

I have moved User:Rising*From*Ashes/w-vandalism-fighter to the template namespace and renamed it. I also made some changes to the template code and documentation. It's a very useful template, and I added it to the top of the list of specialized templates at Wikipedia:Welcoming committee/Welcome templates. __meco (talk) 19:25, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

That sounds great! Thank you for doing that! Rising*From*Ashes (talk) 05:38, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

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