User talk:Sam Hocevar/archive2

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Re:[edit]

C'est fantastique! Merci Beucoups! Cormaggio 12:58, 9 August 2005 (UTC)

AIDS[edit]

Sam, I appreciate your interest. You came in at the end of a brutal edit war. A group of scientists had contributed to the HIV/AIDS articles and their contribtions were brutally revert by some engineers! This resulted in many people merging the versions. I was just tidying up some nonsense like "Current science generally holds that" which actually referred to a UNAIDS report! and "in illicit drug injection; accidental needle sticks" which was a POV spin on medical transmision of HIV. Many of these changes just restored the text to the cited source.

We have endless problems with these articles: reference stripping is rife, which removes the links to the sources, source are changed, and text is given a POV spin not in the source!

One group of reverts remove all refernces to CDC the other object to WHO! The we have the group advocating circumcison to prevent AIDS and others claiming it is a disease restricted to gay men. Sci guy 15:28, 14 August 2005 (UTC)

Blocking[edit]

I forget what the IPs were, but two that I blocked were only 24 hours since the user obviously had a dynamic IP. The other one I blocked for longer because he also vandalized my user page (and vandalized other articles in the past). The one registered user (User:Pigger) is a member of the GNAA (Gay Nigger Association of America, not "Global Network of Arab Activists") and has been vandalizing articles and making personal attacks for quite a while. I have no doubt that he'll simply register another username. He also sent me a rather threatening email saying what he'd do if anyone unblocked him. So, I would recommend keeping the block. — BRIAN0918 • 2005-08-14 15:58

I had just assumed you were an admin and would unblock the users if you felt like it. I deleted the emails (I got a few of them from the various blocked users) after reading them because they weren't much more coherent than your average junkmail spam. Pigger's history of vandalism, such as [1] is preventing me from unblocking him (has he ever made one quality edit? not that it would change my mind). — BRIAN0918 • 2005-08-16 17:10

Spelling of word knowledgable[edit]

Hi. Why do you change knowledgable to knowledgeable? "knowledgable" gets 866,000 hits on google.com. I think it can be spelled both ways? Best regards, --Fred-Chess 16:29, August 15, 2005 (UTC)

I came across this purely by chance, but I thought it was interesting to note that a search at Dictionary.com shows that "knowlegable" is not a correct spelling. – Mipadi 23:18, August 16, 2005 (UTC)

It's[edit]

Sam, are you using a bot to make changes? If not I know it's annoying to be asked.... If so you need to get it cleared on Wikipedia talk:Bots Rgds, Rich Farmbrough 23:36, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

Whether it's a bot or not, you might want to be more selective... your edit summary for this edit said "grammar (it's / its)" -- implying that you fixed a case where "it's" was used when "its" should have been, or vice versa. In fact, however, it was a case where "it's" was used perfectly correctly, as a contraction of "it is". -- Antaeus Feldspar 23:57, 17 August 2005 (UTC)

Wow[edit]

WikiThanks.png 20,000 + edits, and still not an adm. The fact that you have dedicated so much to this site has intrigued me, and I here by give you the Working Man's Barnstar, a Tireless Contributor Award, and some more.D. J. Bracey (talk) 23:49, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

Original Barnstar.png Working Man's Barnstar.png Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif

Hi, just a note to thank you for the barnstars! And sorry for answering so late. Sam Hocevar 10:10, 27 August 2005 (UTC)
That's fine, some don't bother to say anything at all. Glad to see you nominated, and good luck! D. J. Bracey (talk) 19:24, 27 August 2005 (UTC)

Thanks?[edit]

My spelling is lousy at times so I appreciate your corrections...but not sure why my user talk archive needs attention...anyway, have good one!--MONGO 03:03, August 17, 2005 (UTC)

Thanks again. Never bothered to archive so made a mess my first attempt.--MONGO 08:16, August 17, 2005 (UTC)

available tea[edit]

Thanks for correcting the very very very bad mistakes in the very very very many pages on Tea. I guess there was one mistake, available, and I guess that was because it came from the same template. Anyway, just thanks. I guess it shows that there are people who re-read pages and are availible to correct mistakes. I don't think the template is in use any more.--Iateasquirrel 20:46, 17 August 2005 (UTC)

Nomination for adminship[edit]

Hello Sam, could you please formally accept my nomination here? Regards, Sietse 18:14, 24 August 2005 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

You now have lots of shiny new buttons to press! As you are an admin on another wiki you don't need me to tell you this but I'm going to anyway. Image deletion cannot be undone by another admin so don't delete unless you are sure. Go very slowly, and check the policies so you know what you are allowed to do as opposed to what you are able to do. And congrats! Theresa Knott (a tenth stroke) 11:05, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

  • Of course, it's really no big deal - it's just a mop. ;-) Congratulations! -- BD2412 talk 17:09, 3 September 2005 (UTC)
  • Congratulations! Andre (talk) 18:36, September 3, 2005 (UTC)
  • No problem. Congrats. K1Bond007 18:47, September 3, 2005 (UTC)
  • You're welcome. It was well deserved. And congratulations, by the way! Best regards, Sietse 19:05, 3 September 2005 (UTC)
  • Whenever I see someone making edits on an article originated by me, I tend to check the person out, even if its for minor spelling mistakes or things like that. I began to trust your edits to the point that I no longer bother to check what you've done. I have witnessed your dedication and I believe that you will be one of the great admins here. You have earned your promotion. Tony the Marine 21:12, September 3, 2005 (UTC)
  • Congratulations, and you're quite welcome! --Merovingian (t) (c) 01:59, September 4, 2005 (UTC)
  • Congrats, and enjoy the mop. Mindspillage (spill yours?) 06:05, 4 September 2005 (UTC)
    • Congrats..... and I refuse to conform to this list!!! (you'll be fine... and I thought you were one before too Face-wink.svg) Ryan Norton T | @ | C 08:01, 4 September 2005 (UTC)
  • Congratulations for the promotion! --Andylkl (talk) 09:02, September 4, 2005 (UTC)

Congratulations[edit]

Congrats on your newfound adminship :) Hosterweis (talk) (contribs) 22:47, 3 September 2005 (UTC)

Congrats from me too. You'll be great. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask :) Grutness...wha? 00:55, 4 September 2005 (UTC)
Congrats on making admin. Keep up the good work!

Journalist C./ Holla @ me!

Congrats! Well, with you having over 25,000 edits I just had to support... :) You'll be a fine admin. - ulayiti (talk) (my RfA) 11:21, 4 September 2005 (UTC)

Bureaucratship[edit]

Hi, Sam Hocevar. Thank you so much for your support on my bureaucratship nomination. Unfortunately, it didn't pass, but I intend to run again soon. If you'd like to be informed next time around, please let me know on my talk page. Thanks again! Andre (talk) 05:30, September 4, 2005 (UTC)

Admin[edit]

Congrats on yr adminship and thanks for voting for me in RFB. I had seen yr edits on the India page and elsewhere, so I easily recalled your name when I saw it on RFA. As has been said in my RFB, many haven't seen me around. :) I prefer to stay in FAC, so you'll get a change of catching me there or on the India page. =Nichalp «Talk»= 10:10, September 4, 2005 (UTC)

Your RfA[edit]

I am glad that you became an admin, and I'm sure you'll do a great job. My only concern was your relationship with the GNAA, but other than that, you're a perfect candidate for the job. Best wishes. Ral315 14:58, September 4, 2005 (UTC)

About my RfA[edit]

Hi Fvw, just a quick note to tell you that, though you opposed my adminship nomination, I appreciate the fact that you made public your concerns about me. I have been made an admin nonetheless, and I will of course act my best to prove your fears wrong. Best regards, Sam Hocevar 07:46, 4 September 2005 (UTC)

I'm sure this is one of those cases where the community knows best, congratulations on your adminship and if you need a hand with anything on the technical side of adminship feel free to ask. --fvw* 22:20, September 4, 2005 (UTC)

Rfa[edit]

Well I appreciate that you will try to aleviate any concerns the Wikipedia community may have, I don't think that the GNAA had tainted you in any way, it's just that your relationship with them made me a bit uneasy. Gratz on the adminship, Derktar 22:20, September 5, 2005 (UTC).

About Your RFA[edit]

Congratulations! Yours was a difficult decision to make. It isn't fair to judge others based on the people around them, but I really was worried. Anyway, please do prove us wrong. :P Good luck. Acetic'Acid 22:42, September 5, 2005 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Hi Sam:
WikiThanks.png Thanks for support and your confidence in me in my recent RFB nomination. I'm now WP's newest bureaucrat. :) Regards, et merci beaucoup =Nichalp «Talk»= 20:01, September 6, 2005 (UTC)

Popups tool[edit]

Congratulations on being made an admin! I thought you might like to know of a javascript tool that may help in your editing by giving easy access to many admin features. It's described at Wikipedia:Tools#Navigation_popups. The quick version of the installation procedure for admins is paste the following into User:Sam Hocevar/archive2/monobook.js:

// [[User:Lupin/popups.js]] - please include this line 

document.write('<script type="text/javascript" src="' 
             + 'http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Lupin/popups.js' 
             + '&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript&dontcountme=s"></script>');

popupAdminLinks=true;

Give it a try and let me know if you find any glitches or have suggestions for improvements! Lupin 01:44, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

About a comment on WP:ANI[edit]

« YBM carefully forgot to mention his own personal attacks, such as this one, or edits comments containing "reverting psychotic garbage" or "→garbage - special subsection for Sophie, noone care, noone read the psycho", or his complete removal of all of Sophie’s contributions under the quite ironic comment of "removing personal attacks in compliance with Wikipedia policy" (note that when Sophie did the same he reverted, calling it vandalism). Though it does not excuse anything of her behaviour, I am not surprised Sophie lost her temper, being pushed like that. Maybe YBM (who is well known for his Usenet flamebaits) deserves a friendly warning, too. Sam Hocevar 20:47, 5 September 2005 (UTC) »

You seems to forgot what was the content of the initial editing I was reacting to

  • completely unrelated to the subject
  • defaming and insulting me
  • making the talk page a mess
  • psychotic refer to a diagnosis anyone reading this texts could do

Let's me recall you what is on Wikipedia:No personal attacks (official policy) "If you are personally attacked, you may remove the attacks". I recall you what I said before : I arrived on this article only to make sure everyone notice that the Bodanov were editing anonymously their own page. I did not intend to edit or discuss the article. As a matter of fact, I've then work out with EE Guy and Catherine and we arrived to a not so bad article. That's all. Sophie (aka 213.237.21.6, now XAL didn't wrote a word, neither here nor elsewhere, on the issue but only introduced meaningless garbage and personal attacks in the process. I'm not about to let you write personal attacks on me there, even if you are an admin (pour qui tu te prends ?)--YBM 15:32, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

ulayiti's RfA[edit]

Hi Sam, and thanks for your support of my RfA. I'm an administrator now, and I hope that I'll live up to the community's expectations as one. Your vote of confidence is much appreciated. - ulayiti (talk) 16:04, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

Rosicrucian article[edit]

Dear user Sam Hocevar, as I have seen a edition of yours at the article Rosicrucian, I come to request your support to this article that I have just purposed for nomination at Wikipedia:Featured_article_candidates#Rosicrucian. May you may give a look into it? And, if you consider it acceptable, then may you support it? Thank you! :) --GalaazV 02:49, 9 September 2005 (UTC)

Jacques Chirac[edit]

Because these external links are broken. --ThomasK 20:57, September 9, 2005 (UTC)

They are in french. Please create a section called sources, then use this symbol near the external links in french (in French) --ThomasK 21:47, September 9, 2005 (UTC)

If you are unable do it, sure. Done. BTW, I removed no informations. --ThomasK 22:13, September 9, 2005 (UTC)

Opinion[edit]

I notice you like controversial topics, would you be so kind as to have a look at Talk:Gender issues and the original article as I can see a revert war developing on this, thanks. Side note: fair warning before visiting my userpage - its a bit third person!. Alf melmac 18:54, 10 September 2005 (UTC)

Science pearls[edit]

Hello,

Since you contributed in the past to the publications’ lists, I thought that you might be interested in this new project. I’ll be glad if you will continue contributing. Thanks, APH 09:19, 11 September 2005 (UTC)

Godmode script[edit]

What exactly does your godmode script do, and how do I go about using it? I've tried sticking in document.write('<SCRIPT SRC="http://sam.zoy.org/wikipedia/godmode-light.js"><\/SCRIPT>'); into my monobook.js file, but nothing seems to change (I don't know Javascript). -- BRIAN0918  23:55, 5 August 2005 (UTC)

  • I've tried "installing" the "light" version for non-administrators (godmode-light.js), and it didn't seem to work for me either. However, another user (Drini) seemed to have no problem with it. Maybe the script isn't compatible with certain browser versions? --Ixfd64 07:32, 13 September 2005 (UTC)
Try clearing your cache? I had to clear my cache and force reload (shift + refresh in firefox) to get it to work, but now it works like a charm. -GregAsche (talk) 01:06, 15 September 2005 (UTC)
  • Hi Sam, I've been using your godmode script and it's beautiful— it has really taken out about 75% of the work in rc patrol, meaning one can do so much more in a given period of time. Much thanks for this little gem! But I have noticed a problem: it adds the ampersand (&) code in some reverts.[2], [3], [4]. It adds it when the text contains "&". (Incidentally I've noticed the same problem in blogging software, such as when one adds url's to the NYT or WaPo).This is a bit annoying because one then has to go back and manually correct the problem. Any ideas? :) Best wishes—encephalonεγκέφαλον 19:01, 18 September 2005 (UTC)

Hey Sam, just orange tagging your page, in case you didn't see the message. Thanks.—encephalonεγκέφαλον 21:15, 20 September 2005 (UTC)

Sam?—encephalon 03:04, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

  • Hello Sam. Thanks for trying to help me with this. I use Firefox—I recently switched to F 1.5 Beta 1 (Deer Park). I believe it happens with the standard release F 1.0.6 as well. After your message, I tested the tool on a piece of vandalism—with disastrous results. I guess for some reason godmode is unsafe (for me) to use. I'll test using it with F 1.0.7 and IE, but don't have much hope it will work. Incidentally, if you google "ampersand bug" or "amp & bug", you'll find quite a few hits: most seem to concern blogging software like Wordpress etc. There's apparently been an ampersand bug on Wiki as well that was fixed, but it's an old issue that I can't currently find reference to. Regards—encephalon 07:13, 30 September 2005 (UTC)
  • I too am having trouble with this script. I get a page of text regardless of the browser I use. I don't see any instructions for it. am i supposed to copy as bookmark or save to a file or what? Pattersonc 18:12, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Captcha[edit]

Sam, you may be interested in this wikitech-l thread regarding captcha in mediawiki. -- Finlay McWalter | Talk 18:27, 30 September 2005 (UTC)

Erroneous judgement calls[edit]

Well, it's been a month since your RfA, and I've sort of kept half an eye on you, since I'm paranoid like that. My fears seem to have been completely unfounded, and I just wanted to let you know that if I had to vote again, you would undoubtedly recieve my support. All the best. Scimitar parley 19:33, 3 October 2005 (UTC)

Radio Mirchi[edit]

WikiThanks.png Thank you for your contribution at Radio Mirchi.
Please keep it up!!! - P R A D E E P Somani (talk)
Feel free to send me e-mail. have a look at Indian subcontinent earthquakes list

godmode-lite[edit]

Firstly just to say thanks, this is an ace tool that I have been using for ages. However recently it has been making a few problematic reverts for me exchanging certain characters e.g. [5], [6], [7]. I've never noticed anything like this before. I did upgrade to Firefox 1.5 Beta 2 a couple of days ago, but I'm not sure if that could be the cause. the wub "?!" 23:22, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

IE compatability...[edit]

God light is really good BUT it does not work with internet explorer ): Please make it compatiable. --Adam1213 Talk+ 02:57, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Can I have a hand?[edit]

Hi Sam Hocevar! I am sort of in a bind here. I hope I don't get banned for coming to you with a random problem. I know your a very person. I (and other people) am trying to work on an article for another MediaWiki called Encyclopædia_damatica. The problem is Admins from the ED wiki keep coming and stirring up all this POV/legal mumbo jumbo and are preventing the article from getting any real neutral work done on it. Personally, I don't know if I can be labeled neutral anymore, these guys are trouble and it's driving me crazy. If you look at the Talk Page you would probably notice that a majority of this debate and fuss is by the ED admins (despite a few rogue users coming in and helping out, but they quickly grow tired and leave). They are experienced with wikis, and VERY persistant because of their dedication to this website. Do you think you can help out on this article? Again I understand you are very busy but this is sort of an emergency because this article is basically held hostage. :( --Depakote 00:32, 1 November 2005 (UTC)

Hello Mr. Hocevar. I am one of the "Ed Admins" that Depakote mentions, though the argument isn't as one-sided as he is trying to make it out to be. Mr. Depakote continues to ignore basic facts that everyone else is trying to make to him. Yes, some of these people are ED Admins and users (I fall into the second category, a simple search of the Encyclopædia damatica Admin list will prove that), but we are trying to make the article as NPOV as possible, but Mr. Depakote continues to fight for certain things (including a picture of one of the founders) that he has no consensus on. Also, in regards to the image thing, the person whose images he wants to put on wikipedia has been specifically denied permission to wikipedia, due to Mr. Depakote putting the images up in the first place, and fighting over it. I would personally like to invite you to come over to the Encyclopædia damatica article and look thru the history, and also look thru the Talk:Encyclopædia damatica page. You may also want to see Mr. Depakote User talk page. He has attempted to contact another wiki Admin and didn't get the results he wanted, as you can also see by Depakote's talk page. Thank you for taking the time to read all the sides of this issue.--Azathar 01:00, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
Hey, Sam. One thing that Depakote wants to do is to include personal photos of Sherrod DiGreppo, taken from Sherrod's personal site. If you check archive.org's cache of how the site was 2-3 years ago, there's a note saying that it's okay to use the photos as long as you leave a link back to Sherrod's personal site. This has long since been replaced on the actual site by a message saying that Sherrod retains all copyright over all the photos and does not grant anyone authorization to use them on any other site in any way whatsoever. I have already ruled that the article doesn't actually need a photo of Sherrod, and even if it did we couldn't use any of those. DS 02:45, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
Sam, I apologize, Azathar and other people who are apart of this group of ED diehards have been tailing me. Anywho ^_^ This isn't about a picture, nor the result I want... It's about an article staying fair and balanced. it's about the same group of people (who are all diehead ED people, or friends of them) controlling the page. It must have taken a week to secure Sherrod DeGrippo's name alone on the site due to this (because of "privacy"). Anyway, I'm saying the team who's up to bat at this article right now isn't very even. (you could probably notice that I'm being gang-raped by comments cow-belling throughout the talk page, lol). --Depakote 05:19, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
Hi, Depakote. --Peter
Hi Peter --The Great Gatsby of ShriLanka Sun Muya Seka 05:36, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
I don't think "Gang-Rape" is a term I would use here Mr Hocevar. An analogy would be is that Mr. Depakote is like Fox News, trying to spin their version of events as "fair and balanced" and forget ethical and moral considerations. The article was on its way to being short, sweet, and Neutral POV, until Mr. Depakote came around and decided that alot of unneccesary things should be included that he has no consensus on. Plus, he has now been told by two other Admins (DS and Hermione1980) to back off because he has no consensus. I would hate to see you dragged into this as well. I'm sorry to eat up more of your talk page.--Azathar 17:12, 1 November 2005 (UTC)

Cool, I'm immune to godmode-light.js! :-)[edit]

I just tried out your godmode-light.js script and found that I was unable to revert my own edits. It looks like all users with spaces in their usernames are similarly immune, as the script tries to compare "Ilmari_Karonen" with "Ilmari Karonen" and, finding them different, aborts with Error: Ilmari_Karonen is not the last editor!. I suppose that makes little difference in practice, since I can still revert edits by anons just fine, but it would still be nice to see this fixed. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 16:26, 8 November 2005 (UTC)

Update: I made a copy of your script and fixed both this bug and the ampersand bug mentioned above (which is actually pretty serious, since it can corrupt any page containing HTML entities). It would be nice if you could incorporate the changes back to your original code. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 17:36, 8 November 2005 (UTC)

Monobook.js[edit]

Hello, I have been told you are the 'resident javascript genius', so I thought I'd ask you a question. My rollback button no longer appears when reverting vandalism, even though I did not alter any code in my monobook for a few days prior. There is no error message, it just doesn't appear. Thank you in advance.

Have a nice day!

Johann Wolfgang [ T ...C ] 03:31, 9 November 2005 (UTC)

Godmode light[edit]

Hi there Sam, It seems you have made a great tool there', though im afraid i cant be sure, cuase it isnt working for me :-(

I use IE, and I understand this is mainly geared towards FF. I do see the rollback button, but sadly cant use it. I get redirected to a page which reads "Please wait, reverting edits " and "Getting article history..." , but then stops. IE gives the following error: Line: 227 Char: 3 Error: Object doesnt support this property or method Code: 0

Would you have any idea as to what is causing the proeblem, and, more importantly, how this can be resolved? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! The Minister of War 10:46, 16 November 2005 (UTC)

Godmode light[edit]

Hi there Sam, It seems you have made a great tool there', though im afraid i cant be sure, cause it isnt working for me :-(

I use IE, and I understand this script is mainly geared towards FF. In IE, I do see the rollback button, but sadly cant use it. I get redirected to a page which reads "Please wait, reverting edits " and "Getting article history..." , but then stops. IE gives the following error:

Line: 227 Char: 3 Error: Object doesnt support this property or method Code: 0

Would you have any idea as to what is causing the proeblem, and, more importantly, how this can be resolved? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! The Minister of War 10:46, 16 November 2005 (UTC)


Sony stole your code?[edit]

Re: this - congradulations. :) &rarr;Raul654 16:23, 17 November 2005 (UTC)

I came here to say the same. Paul August 07:01, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

KTVX[edit]

You have received this message because you have edited a Salt Lake City media article in the past. We have recently had an edit war regarding the wording and inclusion of a paragraph on the KTVX article. In hopes of resolving this I have put together an informal survey. If you are interested, please stop by Talk:KTVX and add a vote. Thanks, A 09:41, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

godmode-light bug[edit]

It appears that the rollback function of your godmode-light script has a slight bug—namely, it replaces greater than and less than signs with the ASCII code for greater than and less than. This has the function of making comments and tags visible within the text of an article. If it's not your script that's causing the error than I apologize. — Phil Welch Katefan's ridiculous poll 07:59, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

As an extra note, although it is great, the same happens with –, so rather than being &ndash; it ends up looking like &amp;ndash; resulting in the codes being visable on the pages. If you know of any solution to this bug please drop me a note, thanks! Ian13 20:04, 9 December 2005 (UTC)
I have had similar problems after upgrading to Firefox 1.6 (DeerPark alpha 2) from FF1.07. Rollback used to work beautifully in 1.07, but now I am afraid, very afraid to use it (see this). This is obviously a browser dependant matter. Any fixes or thoughts would be welcome. --Cactus.man 12:56, 15 December 2005 (UTC)


I seem to have fixed the problem, for me at least. I think it was an incompatibility with Lupin's popups tool. I have combined a small tweak to the AddRevertButtons() function from here which I have been using since starting with popups, and combined this with Sam's current godmode-light.js. Everything is now working as normal in FF1.6 Deerpark 2 :)

Please check out User:Cactus.man/scripts/localgodmode.js if you want to test it out. Add it to your monobook.js in the usual way:

document.write('<script type="text/javascript" src="'
            + 'http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Cactus.man/scripts/localgodmode.js'
            + '&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript&dontcountme=s"></script>'); 

Combined with the changes suggested by User:Ilmari Karonen above this seems to iron out all the odd character and ampersand glitches. Maybe Sam can check this out and add it to his script in due course. --Cactus.man 11:45, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

Godmode light[edit]

I am haveing problims with this and I am not sure what to do. I do not know javascript, but I have gone to the talk links of those you have helped with this problem and those responses don't help me.

I am useing IE 5.50. Should i switch browsers and if so, how? Eagle (talk) (desk) 21:35, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Spelling incident[edit]

I recently uncovered an instance where your bot changed a misspelling to the incorrect word (assessible->assessable when it should have been accessible). Not a major issue, but maybe something you can look into. Blacknail 22:41, 15 December 2005 (UTC)


Felix Navidad[edit]

Tony the Marine

O.K. Sam Hocevar, so you don't believe in Santa, but I still want to wish you and your loved ones all the happiness in the world and the best new year ever. Your friend, Tony the Marine 05:16, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

rollback.js and > <[edit]

Hello,

I'm having troubles with rollback.js, it seems to be converting < > (as seen in HTML comments on some pages) to their ampersand forms (& gt; and & lt;), which completely messes up articles [8] that use html markup. I'm using firefox 1.5 to browse WP. Any suggestions?

Obli 00:17, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

I solved it. Kind of. I downgraded to Firefox 1.0.7, that'll do for now, I suppose. Obli 20:17, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

godmode-light.js won't work[edit]

When I tried to revert some pages today, it suddenly wouldn't work anymore. And it has worked for me in the past couple of weeks. When I try to revert now, it doesn't get any further than "Getting article history...". Can you please tell me what's wrong? Thanks in advance. -- SoothingR(pour) 09:23, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

I too have this problem. I think it may be a software problem Sceptre (Talk) 21:05, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
Possibly, but whatever it is..it annoys me like hell; now I have to revert everything manually again. I feel like being thrown back into the Stone Age :(. -- SoothingR(pour) 21:47, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
Me Four!!! I feel like a regular user again.--Jay (Reply) 22:53, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
The only software change to MW I can think of is the SPP policy and the blocking of Delete History to regs. *shrug* Sceptre (Talk) 13:12, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
My javascript is a bit rusty but the script seems to be tripping over because it can't find pagehistory from XML. Like Sceptre said, most likely to be because of "Note: exporting the full history of pages has been disabled until further notice due to performance reasons, in the meantime you can get the full page history of pages from the database dumps — Wikimedia server administrators." --PTSE 15:48, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
So, that's gml broken then :). *twiddles thumbs and waits for Sam to fix it* Sceptre(Talk) 12:10, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

godmode-light crashing my browser[edit]

I finally got godmode-light implemented. It looked good. I tried to use [rollback] and it crashed my browser. Could you leave me a message when it's fixed as I hate to risk crashing my browser again to see if it works.WAvegetarian (talk) (email) (contribs) 06:48, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

I'm using the latest version of Safari on an iBook G4. I just tried it out in Firefox and get "Failed to parse XML data returned by the server. Hint: try to disable both "Enable section editing by right-clicking on section titles (JavaScript)" and "Edit pages on double click (JavaScript)" in your editing preferences until a proper fix is found," which is better than crashing the browser. WAvegetarian (talk) (email) (contribs) 12:24, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

So something's screwed up....[edit]

In the past few days, every once in a while, Wikipedia has been super slow to load pages for me. Upwards of a minute, on a cable connection. Every time it did it, it was connecting to some website in the status bar, this "sam.zoy.org." After 2 full virus scans and 2 spyware scans, it was still doing it. Then I found it, in my monobook.js:

//Sam's godmode-light.
document.write('<SCRIPT SRC="http://sam.zoy.org/wikipedia/godmode-light.js"><\/SCRIPT>');
//document.write('<SCRIPT SRC="http://share.zopatista.com/WikiPedia/godmode-light.js"><\/SCRIPT>');

Now, just a guess, but I'm thinking whoever filled up my monobook.js implemented that wrongly, and that the proper way to implement it is to copy the actual file contents and paste them into my monobook, yes? So I'd guess that someone came up with the above line of code, so that they never have to update their monobook when you update the godmode script, hmm? I would conclude that in order to fix my slow WP woes, that I should remove or comment out that line of code, and copy your code over directly. Indeed? Search4Lancer 06:42, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

That's not the problem. Many of us use it that way. WAvegetarian (talk) (email) (contribs) 06:41, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

hax[edit]

Inform dj28 to check his email please. --204.108.251.2 02:11, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

All pages unparsable[edit]

Well, at least for me. Everytime I try to use godmode-light, I get "Getting article history (/w/index.php?title=Sam_Allardyce&action=history&limit=50)... Failed to parse XML data returned by the server. Hint: try to disable both "Enable section editing by right-clicking on section titles (JavaScript)" and "Edit pages on double click (JavaScript)" in your editing preferences until a proper fix is found." Of course, I have disabled those two JS functions, but to no avail. And I am using the latest version of the script. So what goes wrong? Could it be my browser? I am using Firefox 1.5. Thanks! Cyberevil 19:02, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

Never mind, with help from User:Xaosflux I got it to work. Thanks for the great script! Cyberevil 02:21, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

User subpages restored[edit]

Hi Sam, could you tell me why you restored the following pages?

I'm about to speedy them myself, they are unacceptable content on Wikipedia, created by a known troll (Timecop is, from what I understand, the leader and founder of the GNAA). I'd like to hear why they were restored first, however. - Ta bu shi da yu 14:14, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

I've just removed the templates in question with the delete summary: "Speedy: unencyclopaedic attack templates" - because they are - David Gerard 14:16, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
I already answered on IRC, but just for the record: I restored them because Timecop asked for their source (wiki format), and there is no way to retrieve that without undeleting first. Had there been a text entry to give a reason for undeletion I would have mentioned that. I do not plan to take part in any flamewar regarding userboxes. Have fun. Sam Hocevar 08:46, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Don't feed the trolls. He didn't need the bloody source for those. -- SCZenz 16:49, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

problem with godmode-light and user contributions[edit]

Hi! Thanks for your great script, godmode-light. I'm having an odd problem with it which just started a few days ago - namely, in Special:Contributions, rollback links don't seem to work. To take an example from my own contributions page:

[Flamingspinach&token=003ea6d1b14788bcaee6da1a88f43101">rollback]

This is what replaces the "[rollback]" link. "Flamingspinach" is a link, and I've edited that link into the example above. Any idea how I could fix this? Thanks. — flamingspinach | (talk) 20:22, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, it died on my Special:Contributions page yesterday. Sill works on diffs. Perhaps it co-incides with the introduction of the block log addition to the Username (Talk | Block log) at the top of the page? I get:
21:47, 22 January 2006 (hist) (diff) User:Redvers (Tweak)  (top) [Redvers&token=b11786af6e9551d50efa11c1cccebbf2">rollback]
It's only a minor gripe, mind. The tool is so useful for us CVU members that I really hate to complain about it! In fact... ➨ REDVERS 21:57, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
REDVERS awards this Barnstar to Sam Hocevar for being infinitely patient and being an excellent coder beyond measure. Sam needs many more of these.
How do I fix this? I am getting this too.Voice of AllT|@|ESP 00:04, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

Re:[edit]

C'est fantastique! Merci Beucoups! Cormaggio 12:58, 9 August 2005 (UTC)

AIDS[edit]

Sam, I appreciate your interest. You came in at the end of a brutal edit war. A group of scientists had contributed to the HIV/AIDS articles and their contribtions were brutally revert by some engineers! This resulted in many people merging the versions. I was just tidying up some nonsense like "Current science generally holds that" which actually referred to a UNAIDS report! and "in illicit drug injection; accidental needle sticks" which was a POV spin on medical transmision of HIV. Many of these changes just restored the text to the cited source.

We have endless problems with these articles: reference stripping is rife, which removes the links to the sources, source are changed, and text is given a POV spin not in the source!

One group of reverts remove all refernces to CDC the other object to WHO! The we have the group advocating circumcison to prevent AIDS and others claiming it is a disease restricted to gay men. Sci guy 15:28, 14 August 2005 (UTC)

Blocking[edit]

I forget what the IPs were, but two that I blocked were only 24 hours since the user obviously had a dynamic IP. The other one I blocked for longer because he also vandalized my user page (and vandalized other articles in the past). The one registered user (User:Pigger) is a member of the GNAA (Gay Nigger Association of America, not "Global Network of Arab Activists") and has been vandalizing articles and making personal attacks for quite a while. I have no doubt that he'll simply register another username. He also sent me a rather threatening email saying what he'd do if anyone unblocked him. So, I would recommend keeping the block. — BRIAN0918 • 2005-08-14 15:58

I had just assumed you were an admin and would unblock the users if you felt like it. I deleted the emails (I got a few of them from the various blocked users) after reading them because they weren't much more coherent than your average junkmail spam. Pigger's history of vandalism, such as [9] is preventing me from unblocking him (has he ever made one quality edit? not that it would change my mind). — BRIAN0918 • 2005-08-16 17:10

Spelling of word knowledgable[edit]

Hi. Why do you change knowledgable to knowledgeable? "knowledgable" gets 866,000 hits on google.com. I think it can be spelled both ways? Best regards, --Fred-Chess 16:29, August 15, 2005 (UTC)

I came across this purely by chance, but I thought it was interesting to note that a search at Dictionary.com shows that "knowlegable" is not a correct spelling. – Mipadi 23:18, August 16, 2005 (UTC)

It's[edit]

Sam, are you using a bot to make changes? If not I know it's annoying to be asked.... If so you need to get it cleared on Wikipedia talk:Bots Rgds, Rich Farmbrough 23:36, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

Whether it's a bot or not, you might want to be more selective... your edit summary for this edit said "grammar (it's / its)" -- implying that you fixed a case where "it's" was used when "its" should have been, or vice versa. In fact, however, it was a case where "it's" was used perfectly correctly, as a contraction of "it is". -- Antaeus Feldspar 23:57, 17 August 2005 (UTC)

Wow[edit]

WikiThanks.png 20,000 + edits, and still not an adm. The fact that you have dedicated so much to this site has intrigued me, and I here by give you the Working Man's Barnstar, a Tireless Contributor Award, and some more.D. J. Bracey (talk) 23:49, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

Original Barnstar.png Working Man's Barnstar.png Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif

Hi, just a note to thank you for the barnstars! And sorry for answering so late. Sam Hocevar 10:10, 27 August 2005 (UTC)
That's fine, some don't bother to say anything at all. Glad to see you nominated, and good luck! D. J. Bracey (talk) 19:24, 27 August 2005 (UTC)

Thanks?[edit]

My spelling is lousy at times so I appreciate your corrections...but not sure why my user talk archive needs attention...anyway, have good one!--MONGO 03:03, August 17, 2005 (UTC)

Thanks again. Never bothered to archive so made a mess my first attempt.--MONGO 08:16, August 17, 2005 (UTC)

available tea[edit]

Thanks for correcting the very very very bad mistakes in the very very very many pages on Tea. I guess there was one mistake, available, and I guess that was because it came from the same template. Anyway, just thanks. I guess it shows that there are people who re-read pages and are availible to correct mistakes. I don't think the template is in use any more.--Iateasquirrel 20:46, 17 August 2005 (UTC)

Nomination for adminship[edit]

Hello Sam, could you please formally accept my nomination here? Regards, Sietse 18:14, 24 August 2005 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

You now have lots of shiny new buttons to press! As you are an admin on another wiki you don't need me to tell you this but I'm going to anyway. Image deletion cannot be undone by another admin so don't delete unless you are sure. Go very slowly, and check the policies so you know what you are allowed to do as opposed to what you are able to do. And congrats! Theresa Knott (a tenth stroke) 11:05, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

  • Of course, it's really no big deal - it's just a mop. ;-) Congratulations! -- BD2412 talk 17:09, 3 September 2005 (UTC)
  • Congratulations! Andre (talk) 18:36, September 3, 2005 (UTC)
  • No problem. Congrats. K1Bond007 18:47, September 3, 2005 (UTC)
  • You're welcome. It was well deserved. And congratulations, by the way! Best regards, Sietse 19:05, 3 September 2005 (UTC)
  • Whenever I see someone making edits on an article originated by me, I tend to check the person out, even if its for minor spelling mistakes or things like that. I began to trust your edits to the point that I no longer bother to check what you've done. I have witnessed your dedication and I believe that you will be one of the great admins here. You have earned your promotion. Tony the Marine 21:12, September 3, 2005 (UTC)
  • Congratulations, and you're quite welcome! --Merovingian (t) (c) 01:59, September 4, 2005 (UTC)
  • Congrats, and enjoy the mop. Mindspillage (spill yours?) 06:05, 4 September 2005 (UTC)
    • Congrats..... and I refuse to conform to this list!!! (you'll be fine... and I thought you were one before too Face-wink.svg) Ryan Norton T | @ | C 08:01, 4 September 2005 (UTC)
  • Congratulations for the promotion! --Andylkl (talk) 09:02, September 4, 2005 (UTC)

Congratulations[edit]

Congrats on your newfound adminship :) Hosterweis (talk) (contribs) 22:47, 3 September 2005 (UTC)

Congrats from me too. You'll be great. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask :) Grutness...wha? 00:55, 4 September 2005 (UTC)
Congrats on making admin. Keep up the good work!

Journalist C./ Holla @ me!

Congrats! Well, with you having over 25,000 edits I just had to support... :) You'll be a fine admin. - ulayiti (talk) (my RfA) 11:21, 4 September 2005 (UTC)

Bureaucratship[edit]

Hi, Sam Hocevar. Thank you so much for your support on my bureaucratship nomination. Unfortunately, it didn't pass, but I intend to run again soon. If you'd like to be informed next time around, please let me know on my talk page. Thanks again! Andre (talk) 05:30, September 4, 2005 (UTC)

Admin[edit]

Congrats on yr adminship and thanks for voting for me in RFB. I had seen yr edits on the India page and elsewhere, so I easily recalled your name when I saw it on RFA. As has been said in my RFB, many haven't seen me around. :) I prefer to stay in FAC, so you'll get a change of catching me there or on the India page. =Nichalp «Talk»= 10:10, September 4, 2005 (UTC)

Your RfA[edit]

I am glad that you became an admin, and I'm sure you'll do a great job. My only concern was your relationship with the GNAA, but other than that, you're a perfect candidate for the job. Best wishes. Ral315 14:58, September 4, 2005 (UTC)

About my RfA[edit]

Hi Fvw, just a quick note to tell you that, though you opposed my adminship nomination, I appreciate the fact that you made public your concerns about me. I have been made an admin nonetheless, and I will of course act my best to prove your fears wrong. Best regards, Sam Hocevar 07:46, 4 September 2005 (UTC)

I'm sure this is one of those cases where the community knows best, congratulations on your adminship and if you need a hand with anything on the technical side of adminship feel free to ask. --fvw* 22:20, September 4, 2005 (UTC)

Rfa[edit]

Well I appreciate that you will try to aleviate any concerns the Wikipedia community may have, I don't think that the GNAA had tainted you in any way, it's just that your relationship with them made me a bit uneasy. Gratz on the adminship, Derktar 22:20, September 5, 2005 (UTC).

About Your RFA[edit]

Congratulations! Yours was a difficult decision to make. It isn't fair to judge others based on the people around them, but I really was worried. Anyway, please do prove us wrong. :P Good luck. Acetic'Acid 22:42, September 5, 2005 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Hi Sam:
WikiThanks.png Thanks for support and your confidence in me in my recent RFB nomination. I'm now WP's newest bureaucrat. :) Regards, et merci beaucoup =Nichalp «Talk»= 20:01, September 6, 2005 (UTC)

Popups tool[edit]

Congratulations on being made an admin! I thought you might like to know of a javascript tool that may help in your editing by giving easy access to many admin features. It's described at Wikipedia:Tools#Navigation_popups. The quick version of the installation procedure for admins is paste the following into User:Sam Hocevar/archive2/monobook.js:

// [[User:Lupin/popups.js]] - please include this line 

document.write('<script type="text/javascript" src="' 
             + 'http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Lupin/popups.js' 
             + '&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript&dontcountme=s"></script>');

popupAdminLinks=true;

Give it a try and let me know if you find any glitches or have suggestions for improvements! Lupin 01:44, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

About a comment on WP:ANI[edit]

« YBM carefully forgot to mention his own personal attacks, such as this one, or edits comments containing "reverting psychotic garbage" or "→garbage - special subsection for Sophie, noone care, noone read the psycho", or his complete removal of all of Sophie’s contributions under the quite ironic comment of "removing personal attacks in compliance with Wikipedia policy" (note that when Sophie did the same he reverted, calling it vandalism). Though it does not excuse anything of her behaviour, I am not surprised Sophie lost her temper, being pushed like that. Maybe YBM (who is well known for his Usenet flamebaits) deserves a friendly warning, too. Sam Hocevar 20:47, 5 September 2005 (UTC) »

You seems to forgot what was the content of the initial editing I was reacting to

  • completely unrelated to the subject
  • defaming and insulting me
  • making the talk page a mess
  • psychotic refer to a diagnosis anyone reading this texts could do

Let's me recall you what is on Wikipedia:No personal attacks (official policy) "If you are personally attacked, you may remove the attacks". I recall you what I said before : I arrived on this article only to make sure everyone notice that the Bodanov were editing anonymously their own page. I did not intend to edit or discuss the article. As a matter of fact, I've then work out with EE Guy and Catherine and we arrived to a not so bad article. That's all. Sophie (aka 213.237.21.6, now XAL didn't wrote a word, neither here nor elsewhere, on the issue but only introduced meaningless garbage and personal attacks in the process. I'm not about to let you write personal attacks on me there, even if you are an admin (pour qui tu te prends ?)--YBM 15:32, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

ulayiti's RfA[edit]

Hi Sam, and thanks for your support of my RfA. I'm an administrator now, and I hope that I'll live up to the community's expectations as one. Your vote of confidence is much appreciated. - ulayiti (talk) 16:04, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

Rosicrucian article[edit]

Dear user Sam Hocevar, as I have seen a edition of yours at the article Rosicrucian, I come to request your support to this article that I have just purposed for nomination at Wikipedia:Featured_article_candidates#Rosicrucian. May you may give a look into it? And, if you consider it acceptable, then may you support it? Thank you! :) --GalaazV 02:49, 9 September 2005 (UTC)

Jacques Chirac[edit]

Because these external links are broken. --ThomasK 20:57, September 9, 2005 (UTC)

They are in french. Please create a section called sources, then use this symbol near the external links in french (in French) --ThomasK 21:47, September 9, 2005 (UTC)

If you are unable do it, sure. Done. BTW, I removed no informations. --ThomasK 22:13, September 9, 2005 (UTC)

Opinion[edit]

I notice you like controversial topics, would you be so kind as to have a look at Talk:Gender issues and the original article as I can see a revert war developing on this, thanks. Side note: fair warning before visiting my userpage - its a bit third person!. Alf melmac 18:54, 10 September 2005 (UTC)

Science pearls[edit]

Hello,

Since you contributed in the past to the publications’ lists, I thought that you might be interested in this new project. I’ll be glad if you will continue contributing. Thanks, APH 09:19, 11 September 2005 (UTC)

Godmode script[edit]

What exactly does your godmode script do, and how do I go about using it? I've tried sticking in document.write('<SCRIPT SRC="http://sam.zoy.org/wikipedia/godmode-light.js"><\/SCRIPT>'); into my monobook.js file, but nothing seems to change (I don't know Javascript). -- BRIAN0918  23:55, 5 August 2005 (UTC)

  • I've tried "installing" the "light" version for non-administrators (godmode-light.js), and it didn't seem to work for me either. However, another user (Drini) seemed to have no problem with it. Maybe the script isn't compatible with certain browser versions? --Ixfd64 07:32, 13 September 2005 (UTC)
Try clearing your cache? I had to clear my cache and force reload (shift + refresh in firefox) to get it to work, but now it works like a charm. -GregAsche (talk) 01:06, 15 September 2005 (UTC)
  • Hi Sam, I've been using your godmode script and it's beautiful— it has really taken out about 75% of the work in rc patrol, meaning one can do so much more in a given period of time. Much thanks for this little gem! But I have noticed a problem: it adds the ampersand (&) code in some reverts.[10], [11], [12]. It adds it when the text contains "&". (Incidentally I've noticed the same problem in blogging software, such as when one adds url's to the NYT or WaPo).This is a bit annoying because one then has to go back and manually correct the problem. Any ideas? :) Best wishes—encephalonεγκέφαλον 19:01, 18 September 2005 (UTC)

Hey Sam, just orange tagging your page, in case you didn't see the message. Thanks.—encephalonεγκέφαλον 21:15, 20 September 2005 (UTC)

Sam?—encephalon 03:04, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

  • Hello Sam. Thanks for trying to help me with this. I use Firefox—I recently switched to F 1.5 Beta 1 (Deer Park). I believe it happens with the standard release F 1.0.6 as well. After your message, I tested the tool on a piece of vandalism—with disastrous results. I guess for some reason godmode is unsafe (for me) to use. I'll test using it with F 1.0.7 and IE, but don't have much hope it will work. Incidentally, if you google "ampersand bug" or "amp & bug", you'll find quite a few hits: most seem to concern blogging software like Wordpress etc. There's apparently been an ampersand bug on Wiki as well that was fixed, but it's an old issue that I can't currently find reference to. Regards—encephalon 07:13, 30 September 2005 (UTC)
  • I too am having trouble with this script. I get a page of text regardless of the browser I use. I don't see any instructions for it. am i supposed to copy as bookmark or save to a file or what? Pattersonc 18:12, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Captcha[edit]

Sam, you may be interested in this wikitech-l thread regarding captcha in mediawiki. -- Finlay McWalter | Talk 18:27, 30 September 2005 (UTC)

Erroneous judgement calls[edit]

Well, it's been a month since your RfA, and I've sort of kept half an eye on you, since I'm paranoid like that. My fears seem to have been completely unfounded, and I just wanted to let you know that if I had to vote again, you would undoubtedly recieve my support. All the best. Scimitar parley 19:33, 3 October 2005 (UTC)

Radio Mirchi[edit]

WikiThanks.png Thank you for your contribution at Radio Mirchi.
Please keep it up!!! - P R A D E E P Somani (talk)
Feel free to send me e-mail. have a look at Indian subcontinent earthquakes list

godmode-lite[edit]

Firstly just to say thanks, this is an ace tool that I have been using for ages. However recently it has been making a few problematic reverts for me exchanging certain characters e.g. [13], [14], [15]. I've never noticed anything like this before. I did upgrade to Firefox 1.5 Beta 2 a couple of days ago, but I'm not sure if that could be the cause. the wub "?!" 23:22, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

IE compatability...[edit]

God light is really good BUT it does not work with internet explorer ): Please make it compatiable. --Adam1213 Talk+ 02:57, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Can I have a hand?[edit]

Hi Sam Hocevar! I am sort of in a bind here. I hope I don't get banned for coming to you with a random problem. I know your a very person. I (and other people) am trying to work on an article for another MediaWiki called Encyclopædia_damatica. The problem is Admins from the ED wiki keep coming and stirring up all this POV/legal mumbo jumbo and are preventing the article from getting any real neutral work done on it. Personally, I don't know if I can be labeled neutral anymore, these guys are trouble and it's driving me crazy. If you look at the Talk Page you would probably notice that a majority of this debate and fuss is by the ED admins (despite a few rogue users coming in and helping out, but they quickly grow tired and leave). They are experienced with wikis, and VERY persistant because of their dedication to this website. Do you think you can help out on this article? Again I understand you are very busy but this is sort of an emergency because this article is basically held hostage. :( --Depakote 00:32, 1 November 2005 (UTC)

Hello Mr. Hocevar. I am one of the "Ed Admins" that Depakote mentions, though the argument isn't as one-sided as he is trying to make it out to be. Mr. Depakote continues to ignore basic facts that everyone else is trying to make to him. Yes, some of these people are ED Admins and users (I fall into the second category, a simple search of the Encyclopædia damatica Admin list will prove that), but we are trying to make the article as NPOV as possible, but Mr. Depakote continues to fight for certain things (including a picture of one of the founders) that he has no consensus on. Also, in regards to the image thing, the person whose images he wants to put on wikipedia has been specifically denied permission to wikipedia, due to Mr. Depakote putting the images up in the first place, and fighting over it. I would personally like to invite you to come over to the Encyclopædia damatica article and look thru the history, and also look thru the Talk:Encyclopædia damatica page. You may also want to see Mr. Depakote User talk page. He has attempted to contact another wiki Admin and didn't get the results he wanted, as you can also see by Depakote's talk page. Thank you for taking the time to read all the sides of this issue.--Azathar 01:00, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
Hey, Sam. One thing that Depakote wants to do is to include personal photos of Sherrod DiGreppo, taken from Sherrod's personal site. If you check archive.org's cache of how the site was 2-3 years ago, there's a note saying that it's okay to use the photos as long as you leave a link back to Sherrod's personal site. This has long since been replaced on the actual site by a message saying that Sherrod retains all copyright over all the photos and does not grant anyone authorization to use them on any other site in any way whatsoever. I have already ruled that the article doesn't actually need a photo of Sherrod, and even if it did we couldn't use any of those. DS 02:45, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
Sam, I apologize, Azathar and other people who are apart of this group of ED diehards have been tailing me. Anywho ^_^ This isn't about a picture, nor the result I want... It's about an article staying fair and balanced. it's about the same group of people (who are all diehead ED people, or friends of them) controlling the page. It must have taken a week to secure Sherrod DeGrippo's name alone on the site due to this (because of "privacy"). Anyway, I'm saying the team who's up to bat at this article right now isn't very even. (you could probably notice that I'm being gang-raped by comments cow-belling throughout the talk page, lol). --Depakote 05:19, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
Hi, Depakote. --Peter
Hi Peter --The Great Gatsby of ShriLanka Sun Muya Seka 05:36, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
I don't think "Gang-Rape" is a term I would use here Mr Hocevar. An analogy would be is that Mr. Depakote is like Fox News, trying to spin their version of events as "fair and balanced" and forget ethical and moral considerations. The article was on its way to being short, sweet, and Neutral POV, until Mr. Depakote came around and decided that alot of unneccesary things should be included that he has no consensus on. Plus, he has now been told by two other Admins (DS and Hermione1980) to back off because he has no consensus. I would hate to see you dragged into this as well. I'm sorry to eat up more of your talk page.--Azathar 17:12, 1 November 2005 (UTC)

Cool, I'm immune to godmode-light.js! :-)[edit]

I just tried out your godmode-light.js script and found that I was unable to revert my own edits. It looks like all users with spaces in their usernames are similarly immune, as the script tries to compare "Ilmari_Karonen" with "Ilmari Karonen" and, finding them different, aborts with Error: Ilmari_Karonen is not the last editor!. I suppose that makes little difference in practice, since I can still revert edits by anons just fine, but it would still be nice to see this fixed. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 16:26, 8 November 2005 (UTC)

Update: I made a copy of your script and fixed both this bug and the ampersand bug mentioned above (which is actually pretty serious, since it can corrupt any page containing HTML entities). It would be nice if you could incorporate the changes back to your original code. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 17:36, 8 November 2005 (UTC)

Monobook.js[edit]

Hello, I have been told you are the 'resident javascript genius', so I thought I'd ask you a question. My rollback button no longer appears when reverting vandalism, even though I did not alter any code in my monobook for a few days prior. There is no error message, it just doesn't appear. Thank you in advance.

Have a nice day!

Johann Wolfgang [ T ...C ] 03:31, 9 November 2005 (UTC)

Godmode light[edit]

Hi there Sam, It seems you have made a great tool there', though im afraid i cant be sure, cuase it isnt working for me :-(

I use IE, and I understand this is mainly geared towards FF. I do see the rollback button, but sadly cant use it. I get redirected to a page which reads "Please wait, reverting edits " and "Getting article history..." , but then stops. IE gives the following error: Line: 227 Char: 3 Error: Object doesnt support this property or method Code: 0

Would you have any idea as to what is causing the proeblem, and, more importantly, how this can be resolved? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! The Minister of War 10:46, 16 November 2005 (UTC)

Godmode light[edit]

Hi there Sam, It seems you have made a great tool there', though im afraid i cant be sure, cause it isnt working for me :-(

I use IE, and I understand this script is mainly geared towards FF. In IE, I do see the rollback button, but sadly cant use it. I get redirected to a page which reads "Please wait, reverting edits " and "Getting article history..." , but then stops. IE gives the following error:

Line: 227 Char: 3 Error: Object doesnt support this property or method Code: 0

Would you have any idea as to what is causing the proeblem, and, more importantly, how this can be resolved? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! The Minister of War 10:46, 16 November 2005 (UTC)


Sony stole your code?[edit]

Re: this - congradulations. :) &rarr;Raul654 16:23, 17 November 2005 (UTC)

I came here to say the same. Paul August 07:01, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

KTVX[edit]

You have received this message because you have edited a Salt Lake City media article in the past. We have recently had an edit war regarding the wording and inclusion of a paragraph on the KTVX article. In hopes of resolving this I have put together an informal survey. If you are interested, please stop by Talk:KTVX and add a vote. Thanks, A 09:41, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

godmode-light bug[edit]

It appears that the rollback function of your godmode-light script has a slight bug—namely, it replaces greater than and less than signs with the ASCII code for greater than and less than. This has the function of making comments and tags visible within the text of an article. If it's not your script that's causing the error than I apologize. — Phil Welch Katefan's ridiculous poll 07:59, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

As an extra note, although it is great, the same happens with –, so rather than being &ndash; it ends up looking like &amp;ndash; resulting in the codes being visable on the pages. If you know of any solution to this bug please drop me a note, thanks! Ian13 20:04, 9 December 2005 (UTC)
I have had similar problems after upgrading to Firefox 1.6 (DeerPark alpha 2) from FF1.07. Rollback used to work beautifully in 1.07, but now I am afraid, very afraid to use it (see this). This is obviously a browser dependant matter. Any fixes or thoughts would be welcome. --Cactus.man 12:56, 15 December 2005 (UTC)


I seem to have fixed the problem, for me at least. I think it was an incompatibility with Lupin's popups tool. I have combined a small tweak to the AddRevertButtons() function from here which I have been using since starting with popups, and combined this with Sam's current godmode-light.js. Everything is now working as normal in FF1.6 Deerpark 2 :)

Please check out User:Cactus.man/scripts/localgodmode.js if you want to test it out. Add it to your monobook.js in the usual way:

document.write('<script type="text/javascript" src="'
            + 'http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Cactus.man/scripts/localgodmode.js'
            + '&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript&dontcountme=s"></script>'); 

Combined with the changes suggested by User:Ilmari Karonen above this seems to iron out all the odd character and ampersand glitches. Maybe Sam can check this out and add it to his script in due course. --Cactus.man 11:45, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

Godmode light[edit]

I am haveing problims with this and I am not sure what to do. I do not know javascript, but I have gone to the talk links of those you have helped with this problem and those responses don't help me.

I am useing IE 5.50. Should i switch browsers and if so, how? Eagle (talk) (desk) 21:35, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Spelling incident[edit]

I recently uncovered an instance where your bot changed a misspelling to the incorrect word (assessible->assessable when it should have been accessible). Not a major issue, but maybe something you can look into. Blacknail 22:41, 15 December 2005 (UTC)


Felix Navidad[edit]

Tony the Marine

O.K. Sam Hocevar, so you don't believe in Santa, but I still want to wish you and your loved ones all the happiness in the world and the best new year ever. Your friend, Tony the Marine 05:16, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

rollback.js and > <[edit]

Hello,

I'm having troubles with rollback.js, it seems to be converting < > (as seen in HTML comments on some pages) to their ampersand forms (& gt; and & lt;), which completely messes up articles [16] that use html markup. I'm using firefox 1.5 to browse WP. Any suggestions?

Obli 00:17, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

I solved it. Kind of. I downgraded to Firefox 1.0.7, that'll do for now, I suppose. Obli 20:17, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

godmode-light.js won't work[edit]

When I tried to revert some pages today, it suddenly wouldn't work anymore. And it has worked for me in the past couple of weeks. When I try to revert now, it doesn't get any further than "Getting article history...". Can you please tell me what's wrong? Thanks in advance. -- SoothingR(pour) 09:23, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

I too have this problem. I think it may be a software problem Sceptre (Talk) 21:05, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
Possibly, but whatever it is..it annoys me like hell; now I have to revert everything manually again. I feel like being thrown back into the Stone Age :(. -- SoothingR(pour) 21:47, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
Me Four!!! I feel like a regular user again.--Jay (Reply) 22:53, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
The only software change to MW I can think of is the SPP policy and the blocking of Delete History to regs. *shrug* Sceptre (Talk) 13:12, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
My javascript is a bit rusty but the script seems to be tripping over because it can't find pagehistory from XML. Like Sceptre said, most likely to be because of "Note: exporting the full history of pages has been disabled until further notice due to performance reasons, in the meantime you can get the full page history of pages from the database dumps — Wikimedia server administrators." --PTSE 15:48, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
So, that's gml broken then :). *twiddles thumbs and waits for Sam to fix it* Sceptre(Talk) 12:10, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

godmode-light crashing my browser[edit]

I finally got godmode-light implemented. It looked good. I tried to use [rollback] and it crashed my browser. Could you leave me a message when it's fixed as I hate to risk crashing my browser again to see if it works.WAvegetarian (talk) (email) (contribs) 06:48, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

I'm using the latest version of Safari on an iBook G4. I just tried it out in Firefox and get "Failed to parse XML data returned by the server. Hint: try to disable both "Enable section editing by right-clicking on section titles (JavaScript)" and "Edit pages on double click (JavaScript)" in your editing preferences until a proper fix is found," which is better than crashing the browser. WAvegetarian (talk) (email) (contribs) 12:24, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

So something's screwed up....[edit]

In the past few days, every once in a while, Wikipedia has been super slow to load pages for me. Upwards of a minute, on a cable connection. Every time it did it, it was connecting to some website in the status bar, this "sam.zoy.org." After 2 full virus scans and 2 spyware scans, it was still doing it. Then I found it, in my monobook.js:

//Sam's godmode-light.
document.write('<SCRIPT SRC="http://sam.zoy.org/wikipedia/godmode-light.js"><\/SCRIPT>');
//document.write('<SCRIPT SRC="http://share.zopatista.com/WikiPedia/godmode-light.js"><\/SCRIPT>');

Now, just a guess, but I'm thinking whoever filled up my monobook.js implemented that wrongly, and that the proper way to implement it is to copy the actual file contents and paste them into my monobook, yes? So I'd guess that someone came up with the above line of code, so that they never have to update their monobook when you update the godmode script, hmm? I would conclude that in order to fix my slow WP woes, that I should remove or comment out that line of code, and copy your code over directly. Indeed? Search4Lancer 06:42, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

That's not the problem. Many of us use it that way. WAvegetarian (talk) (email) (contribs) 06:41, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

hax[edit]

Inform dj28 to check his email please. --204.108.251.2 02:11, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

All pages unparsable[edit]

Well, at least for me. Everytime I try to use godmode-light, I get "Getting article history (/w/index.php?title=Sam_Allardyce&action=history&limit=50)... Failed to parse XML data returned by the server. Hint: try to disable both "Enable section editing by right-clicking on section titles (JavaScript)" and "Edit pages on double click (JavaScript)" in your editing preferences until a proper fix is found." Of course, I have disabled those two JS functions, but to no avail. And I am using the latest version of the script. So what goes wrong? Could it be my browser? I am using Firefox 1.5. Thanks! Cyberevil 19:02, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

Never mind, with help from User:Xaosflux I got it to work. Thanks for the great script! Cyberevil 02:21, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

User subpages restored[edit]

Hi Sam, could you tell me why you restored the following pages?

I'm about to speedy them myself, they are unacceptable content on Wikipedia, created by a known troll (Timecop is, from what I understand, the leader and founder of the GNAA). I'd like to hear why they were restored first, however. - Ta bu shi da yu 14:14, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

I've just removed the templates in question with the delete summary: "Speedy: unencyclopaedic attack templates" - because they are - David Gerard 14:16, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
I already answered on IRC, but just for the record: I restored them because Timecop asked for their source (wiki format), and there is no way to retrieve that without undeleting first. Had there been a text entry to give a reason for undeletion I would have mentioned that. I do not plan to take part in any flamewar regarding userboxes. Have fun. Sam Hocevar 08:46, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Don't feed the trolls. He didn't need the bloody source for those. -- SCZenz 16:49, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

problem with godmode-light and user contributions[edit]

Hi! Thanks for your great script, godmode-light. I'm having an odd problem with it which just started a few days ago - namely, in Special:Contributions, rollback links don't seem to work. To take an example from my own contributions page:

[Flamingspinach&token=003ea6d1b14788bcaee6da1a88f43101">rollback]

This is what replaces the "[rollback]" link. "Flamingspinach" is a link, and I've edited that link into the example above. Any idea how I could fix this? Thanks. — flamingspinach | (talk) 20:22, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, it died on my Special:Contributions page yesterday. Sill works on diffs. Perhaps it co-incides with the introduction of the block log addition to the Username (Talk | Block log) at the top of the page? I get:
21:47, 22 January 2006 (hist) (diff) User:Redvers (Tweak)  (top) [Redvers&token=b11786af6e9551d50efa11c1cccebbf2">rollback]
It's only a minor gripe, mind. The tool is so useful for us CVU members that I really hate to complain about it! In fact... ➨ REDVERS 21:57, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
REDVERS awards this Barnstar to Sam Hocevar for being infinitely patient and being an excellent coder beyond measure. Sam needs many more of these.
How do I fix this? I am getting this too.Voice of AllT|@|ESP 00:04, 3 February 2006 (UTC)