User talk:RobyWayne/Archive 1

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Archive of talk entries from July through September, 2005.



Hello, RobyWayne/Archive 1, 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:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  — Stevie is the man! Talk | Work 04:07, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Thanks, Stevietheman! I appreciate your welcome and am fond of your web presence.  ;-) Roby Wayne Talk • Hist 06:04, 25 August 2005 (UTC)


Thanks for all your help growing list of U.S. state license plates! jengod 19:00, July 31, 2005 (UTC)

I enjoyed it, jengod! I hope to add more when I have some down time :-). Roby Wayne Talk • Hist 06:04, 25 August 2005 (UTC)


Thanks for the categorization explination. Hyacinth 00:25, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

user categorization[edit]

Normally I don't like being tagged with labels. But since I'm all in favor of tagging wiki pages with category tags, I'll let it slide this time. :-). I've written a few words (and posted a small, blurry photograph) about the city I live in at . I suspect there's a few things written there, about cities you've lived in, that you didn't know. --DavidCary 01:36, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

Consider it done! (re: [1]) Tomer TALK 05:09, September 8, 2005 (UTC)
Will the intention be to list each and every major city in the United States?
Yes. Doesn't it already? --DavidCary 14:43, 22 September 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for categorizing my user page too! I've mainly been just reading the wiki lately and haven't been paying attention to the Wikipedia namespace lately (the change from VFD to AFD caught me off guard too) so I probably would have never noticed that page being gone. Thanks again :) Scott5114 06:55, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

Please note that I was BORN in West Virginia but I MOVED to Georgia. User:Patricknoddy 7:32 September 10, 2005 (EDT)

Iceland vs New Mexico[edit]

Hi Roby: Thanks for the 'heads up.' First and foremost I'm a New Mexican. Deleting that category would be . . . . not what I'd like to see happen. I was somewhere in wikipedia recently and I had a choice of getting into a category named something like "wikipedians living in or associated with" Iceland. Since I happened to be working on an Icelandic article, plus the fact that I was born in Iceland led me to jump on board the Iceland thing. However, if I can only be in one category I will choose New Mexico. Is there anything else I should do? I'd like to thank you for this message, but I'm not sure that I'm aware of all its implications. Oh yes, thanks for the kind words about my page. It does need updating. Carptrash 08:12, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

Okay, I got it. No choice, just something that I should, and did, keep up with. I looked at the towns that you have lived in and realize that i took a lot of pictures in Ft Wayne recently and may as well use some of them on the Ft Wayne article. on another note. I recently learned that my grandfather Calvin Norris Caldwell is a co-holder of the University of Louisville record for the most touchdowns scored in a single game. Five, I think. The World - what an amazing place to live. Carptrash 08:22, 8 September 2005 (UTC)
This categorizing thing might get to be fun - in fact it already is. It is interesting [opinion] that although like most other folks i don't like to be labeled - by anyone else, it's okay when I do it to myself. So, what are some other interesting ones i need to consider? Boy, it must be late where you are 'cause it just passed 2:22 here Carptrash 08:28, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

wikipedians in washington[edit]

Thanks for the message. I am no longer in Washington, so I haven't added myself to the category. DanKeshet 18:51, September 8, 2005 (UTC)


At Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/New Hampshire Route 118 there is a VFD debate. --Rschen7754 03:16, September 13, 2005 (UTC)

No Worries (re: Indiana Wikipedians removal)[edit]

Thanks for the "heads up." No worries... I figured it would only be a matter of time before one of the two "Indiana Wikipedians" categories disappeared. :) --Jay (Histrion) 15:26, 13 September 2005 (UTC)

Two replies in one.[edit]

Hi, just noticed your earlier message, so I'll reply to both now. I've done the userpage recat, thanks for the heads-up on it. On the PAL cat, I thought it looked like an oversight. If you're interested in adding more rail-related data, check out the Trains WikiProject todolist. We've got a very large number of articles that still need to be added and many more that need expansion/improvement. I'm currently in the middle of research for the history section on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; I've added articles on most of the company's presidents, and I'm working on the prose for the railroad's history. I'm hoping to build it up to WP:FA standards (I've already gotten three other articles through that process, so I have a good idea of what's involved there). Anyway, if you've got any questions, you know how to reach me. B-) slambo 18:03, 15 September 2005 (UTC)

Esperanza made less bureaucratic[edit]

Hello again, I have (unilatterly) taken away the 'assembly' idea, as per my reasons at that edit summary and per Wikipedia talk:Esperanza/Charter. I have left the admin general, as some leadership is good. Now, all you have to do is be a member to establish consensus, the whole assembly idea is gone. Also, I have added an advisory committee, of four members, with limited power besides watching over the admin general and making sure he doesn't do anything stupid. Please look at the ammended charter, and I would love a comment. Redwolf24 (talk) 00:29, 21 September 2005 (UTC)


Your first edit was April 20, 2005! That's the day of my first edit :O Redwolf24 (talk) 00:35, 21 September 2005 (UTC)

I'm 20 hours your senior and my edit count as of now is 7800. So, in the next 20 hours, get 6700 edits ; - ) Redwolf24 (talk) 00:41, 21 September 2005 (UTC)

Re: Thanks (WLKY)[edit]

No prob. The little things can get the best of us sometimes. ;-) - Hinto 03:55, 21 September 2005 (UTC)

The last time I'm spamming you all with Esperanza stuff[edit]

Hello RobyWayne. As you may or may not know, there have been some troubles with Esperanza. So now, as a last ditch to save the community, please vote at Wikipedia:Esperanza/Reform on all neccisary polls. P.S. I'm very sorry for spamming you all with these messages, and this will be the last time. I recommend putting ESP on your watchlist. Cheers and please look at that, let's stop the civil war then. Redwolf24 (talk) 02:51, 22 September 2005 (UTC)

HA! I laughed out loud at your Hitchhiker's guide reference on Wikipedia:Esperanza/Reform. Way to bring some lightheartedness into this sticky situation! Cheers, Bratschetalk | Esperanza 03:39, 22 September 2005 (UTC)

Willow's "Wizard of Oz" quote[edit]

Thanks for disambiguating the Wizard of Oz link in Nightmares (Buffy episode). Unfortunately, you sent it to the wrong article! Willow was quoting the 1939 film, in which Dorothy awakens to see her family and friends around her, thinking that she was dreaming. According to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the article you used instead, Baum's book did not include any suggestion that Oz was a dream, which was a major point of contention with Oz fans when the Judy Garland film came out. I've fixed the link. Better luck next time! ☺ ~ Jeff Q (talk) 05:53, 22 September 2005 (UTC)

Thank you for the praise about my quote work. (I assume you noticed I'm a frequent Wikiquote contributor.) I'm afraid, though, that the Buffy correction had less to do with any quote "mastery" than with simple deduction, based on the article about Baum's book (which I've never read) and my own knowledge of the film (shared by millions). I just happened to be the "keen observer" at the right place and time. I'm sure someone else would have jumped in quickly had I not. (That's what I love about Wikipedia.) I don't know if the book originated the "not in Kansas" line; all I can do (I and perhaps half the world population ☺) is needlessly confirm that it was in the 1939 film. Anyhow, I can see that mass disambiguation is no small job! Keep up the good work. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 13:26, 22 September 2005 (UTC)
I learn something every day. Sometimes quite surprising things. Like Maori Wars on the East Coast of the United States. Oops! ping 21:29, 22 September 2005 (UTC)

RSV and Episcopal Church[edit]

Fixed it - it's the Episcopal Church in the USA RachelBrown 06:49, 24 September 2005 (UTC)

Regarding Virginia-Maryland Vetrinary...[edit]

Should it be listed as a separate university when it is a shared resource between VT and UMCP? -James Howard (talk/web) 09:49, 24 September 2005 (UTC)

It's still early, so let me just say "Cool." -James Howard (talk/web) 10:05, 24 September 2005 (UTC)

Re: Episcopal Church[edit]

I don't think it should be disambiguated, in fact, because you can see from that disambiguation article that "Episcopal Church" refers to any and all of them, I figure that's the meaning used in the Corpus Christi article (I don't recall adding this myself). Feel free to bring this up at Talk:Corpus Christi. --Joy [shallot] 10:15, 24 September 2005 (UTC)

Sunken Gardens of Huntington[edit]

Hey. The reason that article looked so NPOV is that it was taken wholesale from a VISIT BEAUTIFUL HUNTINGTON, FOOLISH MORTALS!!! site - as were most of the other articles created by this contributor. Good catch, though. DS 15:25, 24 September 2005 (UTC)


Roby - He has a new developmental version that gives you options to disambiguate links semi-automatically. He has a description here. It is very cool, saves a lot of effort. The only real drawback is if there are more than one disambiguation link on a page, you either have to do multiple edits or do them *shudder* by hand. But, nonetheless, it is really a great tool. --best, kevin ···Kzollman | Talk··· 15:42, 24 September 2005 (UTC)

Star (disambiguation)[edit]

Noticed your edit to Star (disambiguation). Piping is not generally done on disambiguation articles, Wikipedia:Manual of Style (disambiguation pages) has more information. --Commander Keane 07:55, 25 September 2005 (UTC)

Message protocol[edit]

Just to let you know - despite the fact that some newbies posted their thank-you messages on my User: page by mistake, I really do prefer that they be left on my User Talk: page instead. It's... tidier, you know? That said, you're quite welcome, and I hope the Huntington articles can be salvaged from copyvio hell. DS 12:32, 25 September 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the link repair[edit]

Thanks for taking care of Bronze star at Dab's with links, I thought we were never going to break through the 20% barrier. --Commander Keane 17:29, 25 September 2005 (UTC)

Your mention of "addiction" made me wince, indicating that I was in denial (up until 5 minutes ago) of also being a slave to link repair. I think there has only ever been one other go at link repair, now in the graveyard. I'd say (from a glance) that it made it past 50%, but the progress section has been a new feature this time around for link repair so it's hard to tell. --Commander Keane 17:49, 25 September 2005 (UTC)
I noticed you did Keyboard, a lot of work for little reward in terms of percentage gained. Good work. We'll crack 40% soon hopefully. --Commander Keane 03:01, 30 September 2005 (UTC)

Le Puy-Notre-Dame[edit]

Thanks for the Mary, the mother of Jesus update. Dlyons493 19:49, 25 September 2005 (UTC)

Manipal Institute and Kasturba Medical College Copyright violations[edit]

Hi Rob,

Just to tell you that Manipal Institute of Technology and Kasturba Medical College, Manipal are not my articles, I just added a expand this stub to it.

And thanks I did have a great weekend;-)

Premnath premkudva 03:56, 26 September 2005 (UTC)


Thank you so much for the kind words. Given my current wiki-stress level, it was a very welcome and much appreciated sight indeed. I'm glad I check in as an anon.  :) I promise that you'll be the first to know if there's anything you can do to help me. Again, much obliged and drop by the ol' talk page anytime. - Lucky 6.9 20:40, 26 September 2005 (UTC)

Speedy deletions[edit]

Hi, I notice you keep voting 'speedy delete' on afd. Of course, the articles you have voted on should all be deleted, but many of them don't fit the criteria for speedy deleting (see WP:CSD). Unfortunately 'advertising' or 'promoting' is not currently a criterion (although many think it should be). 'Speedy delete' is usually interpreted as shorthand for 'I think this article meets the speedy criteria, and thus we don't need to go through the five day afd process'. I hope that helps. --Doc (?) 09:22, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

Easy mistake to make. No worries. --Doc (?) 09:31, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

==Who's RfA== Thank you for supporting my masters RfA. He appreciates your support and comments and looks forward to better serving Wikipedia the best he can. Of course I will be doing all of the real work. He would have responded to you directly, but he is currently out of town, and wanted to thank you asap. Thanks again. --Who's mop?¿? 21:08, 30 September 2005 (UTC)

My RFA[edit]

Thank you very much for your vote on my RFA, it is now the 8th most supported RFA ever, and it couldnt have happened without your vote. I look forward to serving wikipedia. Again, thanks. →Journalist >>talk<< 23:43, 30 September 2005 (UTC)