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What the heck is this gonna do? RoyBoy 05:03, 22 Oct 2004 (UTC)


Trust, but verify[edit]

Trust, but verify is old (but still solid) advice. Just a light-hearted link to a quirky little article. - 2/0 (cont.) 18:49, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks again, wow that was messed up. Did we just post to each other's talk pages in the same minute about different things? Freaky. - RoyBoy 18:54, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Looks like it. Certainly I got your notice by saving this page and got a laugh when I saw who was pinging me. Happy editing. - 2/0 (cont.) 19:05, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Abortion: "Art, literature and film"[edit]

Since going back in the history files I see that you were the one who created this section of the abortion article, I thought I'd make sure that you know (what you probably already know) that it was recently removed from the article. There was a discussion about it on the article's Talk page at "Anne Sexton/Don't be buffaloed." KatieHepPal (talk) 19:49, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Abortion[edit]

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Saipan Colonial Period Names[edit]

Dear RoyBoy, please consider:

The period when Saipan was controlled by the Spanish is called the Spanish colonial period. The period when Saipan was controlled by the Germans is called the German colonial period. The period when Saipan was controlled by the Japanese is called the Japanese colonial period.

but...

The period when Saipan was controlled by the US is NOT called the US colonial period.

Is uniformity of descriptions not a goal of Wikipedia? Is Wikipedia aiming at truth, or simply a mouthpiece for the colonial masters?

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 202.155.205.54 (talk) 05:35, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

You may have a point, but you made it very poorly by making a header in Saipan very long and argumentative. A heading in an encyclopedia shouldn't contain a question. Do you have any sources that call it "US colonialism", is there evidence that this was done against the will of the population? - RoyBoy 00:12, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi Roy, I do have a point, and it's blindingly obvious! I tried to just change it so it was in line with the convention for the previous three periods, simply saying "US Colonial Period" but it got changed back, as for some reason the naming conventions magically changed the moment the first US boots hit the shores of Saipan. I would say unless you have a document showing that the people of Saipan invited the US in, then it's a colony regardless. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 202.155.205.54 (talk) 08:21, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

As a US "commonwealth" it's defined as "self-governing under a constitution of its adoption and whose right of self-government will not be unilaterally withdrawn by Congress". If it isn't a colony, then calling it colonialism sounds inaccurate and inflammatory. You need reliable sources to support a minority view, not an informal fallacy trying to shift the burden of evidence. - RoyBoy 01:34, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Abortion[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Self Decay[edit]

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi RoyBoy.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 13, 2017[edit]

Blade Runner has been scheduled for the above date as today's featured article. I'd appreciate it if you could check the article one more time to make sure it's up-to-date. You're welcome but not obligated to edit the text that will appear on the Main Page; I'll be trimming it to around 1100 characters. Thanks! - Dank (push to talk) 19:00, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for heads up, brought blurb down to 1512. Will be hard to tighten without removing items, but without Rental and Remaster memes; gets it to 1327. - RoyBoy 03:03, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
Getting the wikibug back :), down to 1415. - RoyBoy 03:25, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
Careful, it's a hard bug to shake once you get it! - Dank (push to talk) 03:29, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
Heh, damnnn straight. Can I aim for 1200 chars or under? - RoyBoy 21:38, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
Down to 1257, removed Hollywood meme. - RoyBoy 22:04, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
At first glance Blade_Runner still looks sexy as hell, but if I engage my rusty Admin mode; would I be correct in thinking a good chunk of Blade_Runner#Sequel can be summarised, with existing content moved/merged to Blade_Runner_2049? - RoyBoy 22:13, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
Great plan. - Dank (push to talk) 01:24, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

Blade Runner

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Thank you for qulity articles such as Blade Runner, your favorite film illustrated, for Chinatown and Intelligent design ("helped"), for "I hope my addiction can be put to some use around here", found on your marvel of a user page, - yes, Roy, you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:27, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks much! - RoyBoy 14:27, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Replied on "ABC hypothesis" TALK page[edit]

Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources (medicine) specifically says: "Primary sources should generally not be used for medical content." That is a direct quotation which you can easily verify. Best wishes, HandsomeMrToad (talk) 00:29, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Chemical Galaxy[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Chemical Galaxy[edit]

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