User talk:Sam Hocevar/archive1

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Welcome to Wikipedia[edit]

Hello there Sam, welcome to Wikipedia! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If you ever need editing help visit Wikipedia:How does one edit a page or how to format them visit our manual of style. Experiment at Wikipedia:Sandbox. If you need pointers on how we title pages visit Wikipedia:Naming conventions. If you have any other questions about the project then check out Wikipedia:Help or add a question to the Village pump. Romanm 08:17, 24 Jun 2004 (UTC)

BTW, do you happen to have Slovenian ancestors? Your surname looks similar to Hočevar, which is quite common around here. --Romanm 08:19, 24 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Yes, my father's father was born in Trzic, before emigrating to France. Although I spent some time in Bled during the holidays every now and then, I never met my possible Slovenian family. --Sam Hocevar 16:44, 24 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for catching a couple of my typos! I have a tendency to write it’s when I mean its :-) Nicholas 01:17, 13 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for catching all the Xth/Xrd mistakes in the Congressional tables. I copied from one template which had the errors, and didn't catch it until I was several states in. Thanks! :) --Golbez 21:25, Oct 13, 2004 (UTC)

You should realize that some people purposeley leave grammatical mistakes so that others will fix them and add more information.  ;-) Thanks for correcting some of mine. --Macrowiz 21:50, 15 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Spelling checker[edit]

I admit, my impulse was also to fix the "it's" in the poem in the spelling checker article, but this is in fact an intentional error, demonstrating a very common homonym error. Derrick Coetzee 18:22, 17 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Sorry for this one; I sometimes do these it's/its checks when terribly tired, and I missed the context of this one. Sam Hocevar 21:55, 18 Oct 2004 (UTC)

it's v. it is[edit]

Thank you for the corrections of my its/it's. Wikipedia recoments the removal of all contractions: Wikipedia:Manual of Style#Contractions, so you might want to change all instances to "it is". Now it is time to take my own advice. Cacophony 21:34, 17 Oct 2004 (UTC)

This is something I am seriously considering, because otherwise every single "it's" would have to be checked again, and there are more than 8,000 articles matching this contraction. --Sam Hocevar 21:54, 17 Oct 2004 (UTC)


Thanks, Sam, for your contributions to afterlife. I'm not sure they fit very well where you placed them. I'm going to leave them for a while for you to fix (though another editor may revert them). Can you consider carefully the purpose and organization of the article and how you can contribute to its being a respectable encyclopedia article? Tom - Talk 21:22, 19 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Hi Tom, I think you messaged the wrong person about the Afterlife article. My only contribution to it was an "a" changed to an "an". :-) Sam Hocevar 22:05, 19 Oct 2004 (UTC)

GNAA Popeye[edit]

Hi Paul. After receiving no answer from Silsor and being quite rudely ignored by Arminius about the permanent blocking of GNAA Popeye, I have eventually written this RFC. I hope Silsor will not consider this a personal attack, but it seems like the only way to get the questions answered. Since your questions to Silsor were unanswered as well, I was wondering whether you would consider certifying the RFC? Of course I would understand if you preferred not to be involved, or if you did not feel that strongly about the issue. Thanks. Sam Hocevar 03:16, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Hi Sam. I'm not sure yet exactly what involvement I want to have in all this. I do think the issue of possible abuse of administrator blocking powers is an important and serious matter, as well as a possible attempt to stifle unpopular speech. It's also quite easy for me to imagine that GNAA Popeye might have done things which would warrant an indefinite block. I've asked Silsor on his talk page to please explain to me the reasons and grounds for the block. We'll see where that leads. Regards, Paul August 05:40, Nov 14, 2004 (UTC)
Thanks Paul, Silsor has now answered on the RFC page and I have good hopes that he will answer the real questions. Regards, Sam Hocevar 14:00, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Well, unfortunately I have to withdraw that. Quoting him: I don't feel I need to defend myself any further, as this RFC will be deleted in about 24 hours. Sam Hocevar 13:34, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Silsor's RFC[edit]

It had been 48 hours and you were the only user to complain. Before Silsor undeleted the page and removed the first paragraph, it read:

In order to remain listed at Wikipedia:Requests for comment, at least two people need to show that they tried to resolve a dispute with this sysop and have failed. This must involve the same dispute, not different disputes. The persons complaining must provide evidence of their efforts, and each of them must certify it by signing this page with ~~~~. If this does not happen within 48 hours of the creation of this dispute page (which was: 02:48, 14 Nov 2004), the page will be deleted. The current date and time is: 20:16, 18 November 2017 (UTC).

I was simply performing routing maintenance. [[User:Rdsmith4|User:Rdsmith4/sig]] 23:43, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Nice profile link.[edit]

Not that I hadn't seen Goatse before, but was it really necessary to do it again? It's never an enjoyable sight. --Mr Bound 21:59, Nov 20, 2004 (UTC)

I am sorry you clicked on the link. I mean it. It is here for a purpose, but I will eventually remove it, don't worry. --Sam Hocevar 23:30, 20 Nov 2004 (UTC)
At the very least, I'm going to keep my eye out for URLs titled hello.jpg from now on. Just a little bit surprised, that's mostly it. --Mr Bound 03:23, Nov 21, 2004 (UTC)

What purpose? Theresa Knott (The snott rake) 10:54, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Calming my nerves when someone has enough time to waste to avoid simple questions for 2 months (despite claiming to enjoy controversial topics), anonymously eavesdrop my IRC discussions, insult me on at least three different places (including a discussion page I only saw by chance), make a biased webpage with carefully selected discussion excerpts that make me appear like a conspirator, revert at least six of my attempts to answer the accusations. I'm sorry Mr Bound saw the offensive image, he shouldn't have, I messed up something (fortunately he had seen it before). Sam Hocevar 14:39, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)
OK I understand - but it was probably poor judgement never the less. What would have been funnier IMO would be to name the file something like improved-goatse and then had everyone (including silsor) see the mouth image.That way you still have a laugh - without offending anyone by trying to get back at him.(The goatse image isn't all that offensive anyway, it has a yuck factor, as does tubgirl but there are far more shocking images around) Other things you can do wheb you are stressed are try to win Danny's contest, participate in the wikifun pages, help newbies on the help pages or everyone at the reference desk. I find that doing feelgood activities calms me down when someone upsets me. 11:53, 1 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Message from[edit]

--- Note, feel free to edit, of course: Hey Sam, thanks for fixing my vandalisms... ^^; I had only just discovered the edit button, and was kind of confused as to whether or not it changed it only for me, or for everyone. Sorry. Although I am curious, how did you get both of my random edits? Sorry for having to contact you like this, you can reply to

Thanks, Alex ---

Your work[edit]

Hi Sam, I have noticed your name on Wikipedia because of your impressive amount of contributions with fixing spelling, grammar, and similar errors. I have recently started a project which also aims to improve this aspect of Wikipedia: User:Sietse_Snel/Fix_common_mistakes. I thought you might be interested in joining, or maybe you have ideas about ways to improve this project. If you don't feel like joining, maybe we could coordinate our activities a bit so that we are not both trying to fix the same things at the same time. Compliments for your work and best regards, Sietse 14:32, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Hi Sietse, and thanks for pointing me to that page. I was currently fixing duplicates such as and/and and the/the, so I will subscribe and update the page. I'm glad to see I'm not alone! --Sam Hocevar 15:18, 1 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Minor edits[edit]

In recognition of your dedicated use of the minor edit, I award you the Minor Barnstar ClockworkSoul

You and the rest of your team have been making excellent and much needed minor edits. In recognition of your dedication, I offer you my sincere gratitude, and this Minor Barnstar. -- [[User:ClockworkSoul|User:ClockworkSoul/sig]] 07:08, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)

hear hear! thanks for fixing all those miscapitalisations of mine (most date from my early days on WP, and I never went back to fix them ) good job! [[User:Dbachmann|dab (T) ]] 07:28, 6 Dec 2004 (UTC)

The Humungous Image Tagging Project[edit]

Hi. You've helped with User:Sietse Snel/Fix common mistakes project, so I thought it worth alerting you to the latest and greatest of Wikipedia fixing project, User:Yann/Untagged Images, which is seeking to put copyright tags on all of the untagged images. There are probably, oh, thirty thousand or so to do (he said, reaching into the air for a large figure). But hey: they're images ... you'll get to see lots of random pretty pictures. That must be better than looking for at at and the the, non? You know you'll love it. best wishes --Tagishsimon (talk)

Thanks for the offer, Tagishsimon, but I still have much work to do on common mistakes (I am working on the French wikipedia as well) so I'll stick to that for now. But when I am fed up I promise I'll give your project a try! Also, I have mediocre Internet access and I disable most pictures, so I'd probably miss the only enjoyable part of that job :-) Regards, Sam Hocevar 01:11, 9 Dec 2004 (UTC)
Your contributions to the fixing monnom mistakes project does not go unnoticed, at least by me, but I thought it would be unfair to leave you out. I'm shocked to hear you're doing this from a steam-driven internet connection, though. I trust you're not neglecting your PhD whilst improving the Wiki... --Tagishsimon (talk)

Translation help[edit]

As you apparently speak French, could you please take a look at Image:Cathédrale de rouen.jpg? I can't read the copyright info the uploaded put, so I can't tag it. Can you help? Thanks, [[User:Whosyourjudas|Whosyourjudas\talk]] 00:37, 9 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Sure, the licence reads: "Copyleft: this work is free [as in speech], you can redistribute and/or modify it under the terms of the Free Art License." Sam Hocevar 00:49, 9 Dec 2004 (UTC)

european and american options[edit]

Hi I noticed as part of your regularly scheduled grammar checking you changed a lot of "european"s to "European"s and "american" to "American"s in the vanilla option and option style articles. Those words are not meant in their geographical sense (they have a specialized meaning in finance) and it is correct not to capitalize them. Just letting you know why I reverted you. Thanks. Pcb21| Pete 22:42, 14 Dec 2004 (UTC)

I wondered about these ones because they did not look like the geographical adjectives. However, none of my dictionaries (LDOCE, WordNet, OED) had the lowercase word, so I assumed it was all right to change them. I don't mind the revert if you feel it's better kept uncapitalised. However, you will likely need to revert it again the next time someone goes through uncapitalised occurrences of European and American. --Sam Hocevar 00:13, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)

fix common mistakes[edit]

Sam, the subject line you use for Fix Common Mistakes edits, err, contains a mistake! [1] ... clicking on the link in the edit takes you to a blank page in edit mode, when I suspect you want it to take you here [2]. If that's the case, then the subject line you're looking for is

''(fix miscapitalisation; please help us [[User:Sietse Snel/Fix common mistakes|fix common mistakes]] in the article space)''

BTW, the User:Sietse Snel/Fix common mistakes seems to me to be over ... so where are you getting the things you're fixing from. I'm a bit confused by this. best wishes --Tagishsimon (talk)

Oops, thanks for the warning. I was relentlessly copy/pasting from the wrong line and did not notice it. As for the list I am fixing, it comes from my local dump of the database. User:Sietse_Snel said he would be putting another list online, I will ask him when that will be. --Sam Hocevar 00:20, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)

The project is not over. I just can't add new entries for the moment. The problem is that my harddisk is full. I don't have enough space to download and extract the database dump of the English wikipedia. I plan to buy a larger harddisk this month, reinstall all the software I use from scratch, and then continue with the project. I think I can put the next entries online in a few weeks (early January).

Thanks for the pointer to the Wikispeling project. It looks fun to me too. I'll certainly contribute (if only a bit). Best regards, Sietse 10:21, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Okay, thanks for the update. I still have a database dump, so I will try to add more to the list. Maybe new double words, I don't know yet. Sam Hocevar 12:02, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)

polish wiki[edit]

Hi, when you add some text to Edit summary field in Polish Wikipedia, there is one small mistake. "drobna poprawka (pisownia)" - this is ok and it's in Polish, but "hjelp Wikispeling" is in Norsk. In Polish it should be "pomóż poprawiać: Wikispeling". Regards --Kotasik 17:34, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Oops, I missed one line in the table! Thanks for warning me. Sam Hocevar 17:37, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Page "Naïve set theory" moved to "Naive set theory"[edit]

Hello. I see you moved naive set theory to naïve set theory. I have reverted this move. This has come up before; I gave four reasons for reverting the previous page move on talk:naive set theory dated 2004/08/06. If you wish to pursue this further, please formulate a response on talk:naive set theory. Wile E. Heresiarch 04:32, 27 Dec 2004 (UTC)

"Naive" is not an incorrect spelling[edit]

Hello. "Naive" is not incorrect, although neither is naïve, so I won't revert any changes you made, although I think article titles should stick to the regular "naive". This is the English wikipedia, not the French. Revolver 12:07, 27 Dec 2004 (UTC)

On the Total war page you changed the word "naive" in a quote. Unless you have evidence that it is spelt "naïve" in the original, please do not change the spellings of such words in quotes. Philip Baird Shearer 17:56, 27 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Uh? What is the "original" of a spoken statement? Sam Hocevar 20:09, 27 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Lili: I like the spelling "naïve." Thanks.[edit]

Although I believe both are correct, I personally prefer the spelling naïve. I'm not sure why I didn't use it in the first place.

Standards! Standards! O tempora, O Moses...

Of course, I've been known to use a circumflex over the O in rôle. And I pronounce the en- in "enclave," "envoy," and "envelope" like the word "on." And I still put the apostrophe in Hallowe'en. So... I'm a dodo, and you probably shouldn't take my opinion too seriously.

But I've finally given up the battle not only on the dieresis in coöperate. Yes-sirree, I can change with the times. Dpbsmith (talk) 14:20, 27 Dec 2004 (UTC)


"Referring!" "Referred!" Argh, I can never get that right! I tend to use one 'r' by analogue with "reference". Anyway, thank you very much. - Scooter 03:51, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Your reversion of "Argument from poor design"[edit]

Hi; could you explain this revert? You did it manually, which is why I ask; I'm assuming it was a mistake, but thought it best to be sure. Is there something wrong with the text I was restoring? -- Hadal 04:17, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Oops, I'm sorry -- apparently I was reverting the vandalism at the same time and you were faster than me. The text is all right, of course. Sam Hocevar 04:19, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)


Hey, I noticed you fixing the spelling of "naive" on a dozen or so of my pages, and I just wanted to apologise for my incessant misspelling. While my variant is considered acceptable in many circles, I think it does aid pronunciation and I've just been lazy about typing the right key combo. Thanks a lot. Deco 11:24, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Message from[edit]

hi sam; I changed your Article about history of Azerbaijan; see and and can you write me please, what your source for the old text is?..... thanks

I am sorry, but I never contributed to these articles, you must have contacted the wrong person about this. Sam Hocevar 12:35, 29 Dec 2004 (UTC)

GNAA on VfD[edit]

Hi Sam -- I've been watch you watching over the GNAA VfD thread and wanted to stop by and say thank you. I've become a bit concerned lately over folks playing with the votes. There is a clear display of bias being shown here by several of the admins, unfortunately, what with certain individuals moving votes they don't agree with into a, and I quote, "troll section". I would hope that our fellow Wikipedians, arbitrators and admins could display a higher level of objectivity than that. Thanks again... —RaD Man (talk) 07:11, 29 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Oh. My. GOD. User_talk:Jimbo_Wales#GNAA
You're welcome. Neutrality is probably the most hilarious oxymoron I recently saw. Sam Hocevar 22:51, 29 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Isn't he just? I don't suppose it's ever occurred to him that having his attitude is trolling in itself.Dr Zen 01:26, 30 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Message from jhi[edit]

I noticed that I wrongly blamed you in Northern crusades about editing away a couple of (small) sections with a comment "spelling". My bad: it was the edit next to yours that did the removal, not you. Cheers, and keep the Holy Quill of Spelling sharp :-) Jhi 13:42, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC)


Hi Sam -- I'm new to Wikipedia & hope I haven't committed an offensive faux pas by substituting a new article for the long outdated one that you posted from the 11th ed. of the Ency. Brit. on Pierre-Simon Ballanche. Ballanche was scarcely understood at that time and I hope I've given a better sense of his importance. Best, Mark Jensen.

That was all right. You are very welcome to improve and update articles. Sam Hocevar 11:02, 19 Jan 2005 (UTC)


I appreciate your suggestion for the "Did you know"-section, but I'm afraid that the picture you suggested is inappropriate as it would need to be featured on the front page. Thanks again for making the suggestion. :) Mgm|(talk) 09:13, Jan 19, 2005 (UTC)

He he, Courbet would have been interested to see what is appropriate for the front page and what is not :-) Do you think it would be OK without the picture? Also, note that the suggestion was not from me; I noticed it was submitted by monitoring "What links here" and I just reworked the sentence. Sam Hocevar 09:28, 19 Jan 2005 (UTC)

-- Mgm|(talk) 09:32, Jan 20, 2005 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

Sam, thank you for maling the grammer and spelling corrections 18 of my articles today. You really out did yourself, I would also like to wish you good luck in earning your PhD. Tony the Marine

A thank you[edit]

I see that you have edited a couple of my submissions, or at least articles that I have contributed to. Thank you for your corrections to my horrible grammar skills. Best wishes, user: stude62 user talk:stude62 15:30, 23 Jan 2005 (UTC)


Hi- When I glance at your user name it always makes me think of Hover Car (sort of like Luke Sywalker's landspeeder).  ! ike9898 19:28, Jan 28, 2005 (UTC)

'Self-deprecation'[edit] not a spelling mistake. As per usage note here, 'deprecate' "is now used, almost to the exclusion of depreciate, in the sense "to belittle or mildly disparage"" (which was the intended sense here). Google shows that "self-deprecation" is six times more common than "self-depreciation". --Calair 23:16, 30 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Duh, you are right. I was using WordNet and a few other old dictionaries and none of them had "self-deprecation". Thanks, I will revert these changes. Sam Hocevar 23:44, 30 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Message from Gérard[edit]

Hi, Sam. Didn't I meet you on the French Wiki ? Gérard 08:29, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Probably. I do not think we met on our discussion pages, but maybe on the Bistro. It is sad you left us, but I am glad you are still contributing to Wikipedia. Sam Hocevar 16:19, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)

ro: and eo:[edit]

Your vote regarding autofellatio.jpg[edit]

Greetings, Sam. I was counting up the votes to see where we currently stand on the vote. I'm having trouble interpreting your vote. You said: "Delete if it's a copyvio. Otherwise, keep until a better illustration can be found." The trouble is, that's a highly contested question. Some claim that the image is absolutely a copyvio; others claim it's not. Images of the same actor performing the same act have been found on pay-sites. But that exact image has not been found. How should I count your vote? As keep or delete? Thanks, – Quadell (talk) (sleuth) 19:11, Mar 23, 2005 (UTC)

The results of the vote will undoubtedly be used as an argument against the future addition of any other autofellation picture. I do not want my vote to be interpreted that way, because I support the existence of such a picture on Wikipedia (but I definitely agree the current one is amongst the worst possible). Therefore I would be glad if you counted my vote as keep, because if the question is solely about copyright, it should not be discussed on I&MfD in the first place; we have Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images for that. Thanks for asking! Sam Hocevar 19:36, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)


Someone at Klingon Wikipedia who is obsessed with the Autofellatio picture is trying to frame you and other English Wikipedia administrators. JarlaxleArtemis 23:34, Mar 29, 2005 (UTC)

Hi thanks from India[edit]

Really great that you came to Ranchi to fix the things. In case, you find time, please also check Bihar Jharkhand Mahabodhi Temple Mica Kings Patna - bye and thanks.--Bhadani 18:18, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Thank you for the correction on the Nortraship article[edit]

Hi - thanks a lot for the correction on the Nortraship article. Not that easy for a non-native to always get it right, and its the beauty of Wikipedia that whoever finds the mistake can correct it. Keep up the good work!

Best regards from Moss, Norway Ulflarsen 17:29, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Thank you for correcting me on Kajkavian dialect. "Occurred" is one of those mistakes I keep making. I can't manage double letters right. --VKokielov 05:48, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)

My Friend Carfellate[edit]

I once "auto"fellated my friend Renaldo in the backseat of a 1969 Buick Shot 8--it looked something like that picture, although there was more contorting involved, and Renaldo's ass is still blue. Someone named Simone said, "look at the backyard on that fella!" We didn't really know what he meant; it was our first trip to Georgia. Reeny Bertelsmann popped up and said, "Gee, I hope this doesn't hurt our share differential!" AllenGinsberg 03:52, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

Wow, I am glad you took the time to tell me about that. Sam Hocevar 21:01, 2 May 2005 (UTC)


Hi, I'd just like to let you know that the chess tournament has started. You will play User:Hedley. Look at the rules, decide with your opponent what colour you will play, and then start playing! If you have any questions either ask me or try Wikipedia talk:Chess championship. Good luck! Gkhan 23:58, May 15, 2005 (UTC)

  • I'll let you choose the colours as again it doesn't make any difference to me. Hedley 15:58, 16 May 2005 (UTC)
  • I've realised your on IRC at the moment as 'sam'. I'm on there too on this name, although, a /whois shows you've been idle for some time despite moving not long ago.. Hedley 21:11, 17 May 2005 (UTC)

Sam, How about a little game of chess. H Padleckas 23:09, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Vote for Deletion[edit]

Hi; I'm sorry to be bothering you concerning this, but Wikipedia:Chess championship is up for a VfD. Wikipedia:Votes_for_deletion/Chess_championship Please vote to keep this thing alive... this is so lame that I need to ask people to help out here. Linuxbeak | Desk 03:44, May 19, 2005 (UTC)

Halo 2 map spelling[edit]

I can't believe I managed to misspell Asymmetric that many times. Oof. Sockatume 23:41, 30 May 2005 (UTC)

I'm back, sort of[edit]


Thanks for your support in the past. I'm back, sort of, but not hardcore like I was before.Stude62 18:39, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Quotative evidental mood[edit]

Hi, Sam. I ran across this article while random-paging around, and found your name on the edit history of a similar article. Do you know if this is a real grammatical concept? The example, about being "a real bitch," triggered my bogus-alarm. I looked up the author, and it's a proxy, so there are enough good edits in the contribution list so that I don't want to automatically think it's baloney, but enough controversy on the talk page so that I can't just assume it's good, either. Joyous 04:24, Jun 8, 2005 (UTC)


Salut, ça ne m'étonne pas de te voir sur Wikipedia tu es vraiment partout !! Avec VLC, libcaca, pwntcha, monsterz et tout ce que tu fais il faudrait carrément faire un article sur toi :) J'avais rajouté cacaview à l'article sur l'ANSI art, mais quelqu'un l'a supprimé en disant que ce n'était pas un viewer ANSI. Tu en penses quoi ?

(message posted by User:Goofduck)

lots of edits, not an admin[edit]

Hi - I made a list of users who've been around long enough to have made lots of edits but aren't admins. If you're at all interested in becoming an admin, can you please add an '*' immediately before your name in this list? I've suggested folks nominating someone might want to puruse this list, although there is certainly no guarantee anyone will ever look at it. Thanks. -- Rick Block (talk) 00:34, Jun 25, 2005 (UTC)

Never mind the quantity; feel the amount[edit]

SH: I got fed up with the incredible amount of typos and grammar errors

Um, shouldn't that be the incredible quantity...? ;-)

[3] -- Picapica 4 July 2005 21:14 (UTC)

Help desk wikiproject[edit]

I have created a new Wikiproject which aims to bring computer veterans and people who need help with software tools they use on Wikipedia together. I'm writing this to you because I saw you on the bot list and wanted to know if you would be willing to help. There is already an open case: WikiProject help desk/20050702 Dmcdevit. The Windows tool that Dmcdevit uses to perform Transwikis has broken since the software upgrade. Triddle July 6, 2005 22:33 (UTC)


You reverted to a version that breaks the page yet censored his words. Which is the exact opposite to what I have just done. Let him kwwp his "fuck wikipedia" what do we care? But I've fixed his crap css so that it doesn't break the page. Theresa Knott (a tenth stroke) 11:07, 13 July 2005 (UTC)

Godmode-light is borked[edit]

I believe Godmode-light may be broken. I haven't had much time to investigate the cause. --Alterego 02:08, July 20, 2005 (UTC)

It's not working for me, either. I'm using Firefox 1.0.4 (lazy, I know; I'll upgrade soon) on Windows XP. Maybe the MediaWiki 1.5 conversion broke it?

Here's an example of what it outputs when I run it:

Please wait, reverting edits by
Getting article history...
Getting article edit form...
GET /w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Sandbox&action=edit&oldid=20283864

And here's what the JavaScript Console says:

Warning: redeclaration of var t
Source File:
Line: 330, Column: 10
Source Code:
      var t = l[i].innerHTML

Error: form has no properties
Source File:
Line: 263

Bcat (talkemail) 20:08, 4 August 2005 (UTC)

Any help on this would be really appreciated. It works flawlessly on other wikis such as the French one. I am guessing there is a problem with XMLParse and the page’s encoding, but could not find out what nor find a way to debug it. Sam Hocevar 20:22, 4 August 2005 (UTC)
Hey Sam, I think I have isolated the problem. MediaWiki:History copyright contains an extraneous </b> tag, which makes edit pages of old versions of articles invalid, which breaks the XMLParse function. Of course, I need an admin to fix that message. BTW, I'd like to wish you a (slightly late) happy birthday! — Bcat (talkemail) 16:41, 7 August 2005 (UTC)

Aircraft specifications survey[edit]

Since you have contributed to aircraft articles, you may be interested in a survey currently underway to help develop a revised version of our standard specifications section. Bobblewik 19:50, 20 July 2005 (UTC)


User:Jenmoa/birthday --User:Jenmoa 01:20, 5 August 2005 (UTC)

Woah, thanks! At least Jimbo does not get all the attention this week. :-) Sam Hocevar 17:22, 5 August 2005 (UTC)