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User:Samir (The Scope)/Talk archive


SProtect on my user page

Thanks for the protect. He's a high school kid, tried a few hoax articles and didn't get away with it, now playing some other games. My guess is within a few weeks or a month he'll get tired of it and go find some other place to play. Fan1967 21:45, 27 June 2006 (UTC)


Lots of slander on me. CoolKatt number 99999 21:49, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Noticeboard complaints and CK

I realize you're a busy admin, as most seem to be. But would you be so kind as to stop by and deal with this, or find another impartial admin who could do so. legal threats and a mountain of personal attacks just sitting unchecked does not lead to a positive community. Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard#User:CoolKatt_number_99999 and Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard#User:CoolKatt_number_99999_part_2 you can see an even further summary of their recent attacks on the RFC you just reverted that they tried to deface. As you can see we've more than made an attempt to reach out to this user and they just continue their behaviour User_talk:CoolKatt_number_99999#Sockpuppetry --Crossmr 22:32, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

I appreciate you looking at it, but be aware, that the 9 personal attacks he launched as a result of a pokemon article being put up for AfD were after this RfC was started, so I'm not sure if those incidents will be properly addressed in this RfC. --Crossmr 23:06, 27 June 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for reverting the vandalism to my user and talk pages! hoopydinkConas tá tú? 02:58, 28 June 2006 (UTC)


Sens over Leafs anywayday though, but for good Vancouverites like me, we have one team, they're called the Vancouver Canucks and they're the best team in the NHL (I hope, after what I paid for tickets :o) -- Tawker 03:21, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

I'm a Vancouverite who cheers for the Anaheim Ducks. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh. ;) -→Buchanan-Hermit/?! 06:40, 28 June 2006 (UTC)
Good luck, I really do like watching the Sens (when CBC finally decides to show them instead of the Leafs) - if only you could solve your sucking in the playoffs problem. Oh well, there is always next season :) -- Tawker 06:01, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

Bae Yong Joon

Ever since you unprotected the page, there has been a resurgence of vandalism on this page [1]. However, prior to unprotection, User:Fabshelly has restarted its edits of violating Wikipedia's laws, despite being warned on Talk:Bae Yong Joon about it, and said that I'm vandalisng the page instead. However, his actions are contradicting to the policies and guidelines of Wikipedia:Content disclaimer, Wikipedia:NPOV and etc stated on the talk page.

How can we, correct User:Fabshelly's conception of wikipedia? Do we have to resort to banning him from Wikipedia, like User:Paektu? As an admin, I truly need your guidance, since I'm very poor at dealing such matters. I don't think semi-protecting the article can sufficiently protect against these parties, especially Fabshelly who is a registered user. Perhaps you can see Wikipedia:Mediation Cabal/Cases/2006-06-25 Bae Yong Joon by Fabshelly to how we can resolve the case---but I will only make the move if he moves first. Anyway, I have posted a defence statement against Fabshelly's allegations against me on Talk:Bae Yong Joon. Mr Tan 12:09, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

Request to look over article/talk page

Hi Samir, you're the most recent admin to leave a "if I can help let me know" message on my talk page. I was wondering if you could take a look at Talk:Celtic toe and the article as well, and offer any opinions you might form. -Cheers, Pete.Hurd 20:47, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

Hi, yeah things related to Celtic toe have gotten both a bit sillier, and a bit clearer, since I asked you to look into this. Now that the AFD is proceeding I think User:BrittonLaRoche's request to have an admin look at the treatment of his article is kinda moot, but thanks for doing so. Cheers, Pete.Hurd 16:04, 29 June 2006 (UTC)


..things are fine, just extremely busy. Off to Alaska tomorrow :-) Will be back soon though. Cheers. - Cribananda 00:43, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

You've Got Mail

Hi Samir, kindly check your email -- Lost 18:28, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Little known and possibly embarassing fact: one of my favourite movies of all time. I can quote it ad infinitum. Thank you for the daisies -- Samir धर्म 07:17, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
Even I like it a lot. Infact Tom Hanks is one of my favourite actors of all time, and I love all of his movies.--May the Force be with you! Shreshth91(review me!) 07:21, 30 June 2006 (UTC)


Star of life.svg
Thank you for your support of the Medicine Collaboration of the Week.
This week Transverse myelitis was selected.
Hope you can help…

NCurse work 20:09, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

Review of ISG

Could you please review the Wikipedia:ISG page and see if it really needs to be deleted.Geo. 21:07, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

Congrats :)

Congrats on the fellowship! Nephron  T|C 05:34, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Hey there...

Mr. Notable. Thanks a lot for your comments and the barnstar. Before long, I'll be reciprocating the gesture: on 17th July if I'm right :-D--May the Force be with you! Shreshth91(review me!) 07:15, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

BTW, congrats on your fellowship with the Wellesley group!--May the Force be with you! Shreshth91(review me!) 07:18, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
One day, I'm sure I'll see your name among these guys. --May the Force be with you! Shreshth91(review me!) 07:24, 30 June 2006 (UTC)


Hi Samir - many thanks! one more year before I can have beer, whiskey, etc. and start killing my liver! Rama's Arrow 07:57, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Nah, don't worry. Tea is my addiction, not alcohol or any other stuff. Whiskey is the only drink I like, but this whole "getting high" sensation isn't worth much. Funny how it ruins lives. Rama's Arrow 08:04, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Please watch

Please watch amygdala. Thank you. Koalabyte 01:53, 1 July 2006 (UTC)


You still haven't responded to my confusion about exactly why you think you I'm a troll. Please remember to remain civil, and to assume good faith, not bite the newbies, and to avoid personal attacks. Stanfordandson 05:32, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

What are you talking about? It's all explained on your talk page from before, and I see you've had issues with many other editors. If you have more issues, ask for a WP:RfC -- Samir धर्म 14:03, 1 July 2006 (UTC)
And let me add that your trolling has continued. Cease now -- Samir धर्म 04:53, 2 July 2006 (UTC)


What is the penalty you foresee after me declared as sock of user:wmnnzzr or vice versa.Holywarrior 11:24, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Listen, just behave properly, don't make bad faith edits, and I don't really care about any penalties -- Samir धर्म 14:05, 1 July 2006 (UTC)



Hi Samir (The Notable),

I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful comments on my editor review. I feel humbled that you think I'm wiser than you, however untrue that may be :) Cheers and thanks again!--May the Force be with you! Shreshth91(review me!) 20:18, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

yr sig

not displaying properly in Firefox. Maybe problem with me, but I just installed FFox and saw your close of my Myrtle Ave. AfD - sig is busted. The character in the end is running onto the timestamp. - CrazyRussian talk/email 05:15, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

What a subtle vandal!

These guys are really getting creative with their vandalism, don't they, dear Samir? :) Thanks so much for reverting, sweetheart! Kisses, Phædriel tell me - 06:03, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

returned from my retirement because of you all

Hey man. I just wanted to tell you that I have returned due to your’s and others kind messages and emails. I missed this encyclopedia, and I have missed you as well. I really appreciate all that you have done for me. Matt B."aka" Thetruthbelow 06:06, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

re: Teen

First of all, are you stalking me? Because I changed that, like, 5 seconds ago... ;) And yeah... maturity-wise, I'm still a teenager. The fact that I just finished reading a Harry Potter book confirms it. (And I'm about to start "The Second Summer of the Sisterhood," the sequel to "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"...) -→Buchanan-Hermit/?! 06:06, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Surrrrre it's called "RC Patrol"... :D -→Buchanan-Hermit/?! 06:08, 2 July 2006 (UTC)


hey, i saw that you just archived, so I am not sure if you got my message. It went:

Hey man. I just wanted to tell you that I have returned due to your’s and others kind messages and emails. I missed this encyclopedia, and I have missed you as well. I really appreciate all that you have done for me. Matt B."aka" Thetruthbelow 06:12, 2 July 2006 (UTC)
Hey could you block indefinetly the guy that vandalize mine and your pages? I warned him about yours, and I saw you did too. Matt B."aka" Thetruthbelow 06:47, 2 July 2006 (UTC)
He just vandalized your page again. He should be blocked indefinetly for repeadiatly vandalizing. Matt B."aka" Thetruthbelow 06:49, 2 July 2006 (UTC)
So much for him cooling off. Matt B."aka" Thetruthbelow 06:50, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

You are a very nice man :) but hey keeps on vandalizing. I think an indefinate block is too harsh as he has contributed positvely, but I think a shorter block would teach him his lesson.Matt B."aka" Thetruthbelow 06:51, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Did you see him edit your comments? He is trying to get you into trouble. God, that kid needs to grow up, or get blocked.. Matt B."aka" Thetruthbelow 07:05, 2 July 2006 (UTC)
He also just removed your block explanation. Do you want me to put it back or do you want to? Matt B."aka" Thetruthbelow 07:08, 2 July 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I got a little eager :) That kid is really annoying me. Matt B."aka" Thetruthbelow 07:11, 2 July 2006 (UTC)
Sorry last message I swear. I am getting off now, but wanted to let you know he is forging your sig on his talk page. Matt B."aka" Thetruthbelow 07:13, 2 July 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for reverting my userpage. It is very much appreciated. theProject 03:29, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Re: Birthday

Thanks for the birthday message! Oh, and Happy Canada Day! The celebrations were awesome here, pretty much the whole town started singing the anthem at midnight. Glad to live here. Cheers, Master of Puppets Giant Enemy Crab! 05:25, 3 July 2006 (UTC)


Hey wats up, I'm reely soory about yesterday, send me a new message05:30, 3 July 2006 (UTC)Shakim67

Re:Userpage edits

I believe you haven't seen this (#5). — Ambuj Saxena (talk) 06:11, 3 July 2006 (UTC)


Why not just call it Orléans? ;-) --curling rock Earl Andrew - talk 06:13, 3 July 2006 (UTC)


Thank you so much for the barnstar, I really appreciate it. Once again, you have displayed your endless amount of kindness. Good luck on the presentation!!! Matt B."aka" Thetruthbelow 07:40, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Hexagon1's RfA


Wow, thanks, Samir! :) I am really honored by your comments. Yanksox 11:28, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

RfA Thank you

Shakim67 is vandalizing again

He has blanked the warnings on his page, and this] recent vandalizim on my page proves that he is getting out of hand. Would you block him for a longer time this time around? Thetruthbelow"aka" Mr. Matt 01:53, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

He just did it again here. Please, Please help me. Thetruthbelow"aka" Mr. Matt 01:58, 4 July 2006 (UTC)


Hi, Samir(The Scope}, I saw that You protectd the article Astrology. Could you tell me why you protected the article Astrology? The article Astrology doesn't get vandalized much. But Occasionally, It gets vandalized. So, Could you semi-protect or unprotect the article Astrology? Thanks. *~Daniel~* 21:05, 4 July 2006 (UTC)


I definitely could and you can discuss it via an private means as you wish. It took me about 4 hours to trawl through the contribs and manually count his articles and dig up the diffs. Regards, Blnguyen | rant-line 07:20, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Fourth Opinion

Could you please give a fourth opinion at Talk:Radio Yerevan. I asked Yanksox to provide a third, but apparently it wasn't enough for our revert-happy friend. So I need one more voice. It's a clearcut issue and should take, like, 30 seconds. Thanks. - CrazyRussian talk/email 13:43, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Newfoundland Tricolour

Thanks, although it was up and gone before I could even see it! :( OzLawyer 14:08, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Aortic dissection

Please have a look at this. Aortic dissection is a featured article candidate. Thanks. NCurse work 14:55, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Thank you! It's near to the featured status, with a bit of cooperation, it could get it! NCurse work 05:57, 6 July 2006 (UTC)


for the revert of my userpage. I need all the help I can get =D. AmiDaniel (talk) 03:11, 6 July 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the message. Feels great to be back. Was very busy with a seminar I had to give at college. Hope to be back to my usual activity levels soon. - Aksi_great (talk) 13:01, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

Article Vote Bank

An anonymous user has tagged delete on the article after deleting the whole article and using abusive edit summaries in the similar manner that user:VandalPatrol used against me.I believe it is trolling and sockpuppetry case.have a look please.Holywarrior 13:44, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

You're late Doctor! The Patient is DEAD!

Hehehehe....Iqbal became an FA (luckily) a couple of days ago. But thanks for the support! This Fire Burns.....Always 03:02, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

No problem Doctorsahib, but don't miss the on-going FAC of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman! This Fire Burns.....Always 05:41, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

Medical vandalism?

Hi Samir, could you pl. hv a look at this? Atleast one of the contribs seemed to be vandalism but I am not sure. Thought I shd alert you as you have more expertise than me in these articles. TIA, --Gurubrahma 07:52, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Yakushi Kabuto

  • The anon vandal is at it again in all his glory. Is there any way to place a more permanent ban on him (ie. a ban against him editing the page)? Danny Lilithborne 23:10, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
    • My eyes are on it. Looks like things settled a bit per some form of consensus. I'd suggest warnings if you disagree with edits prior to a block on the page. Thanks -- Samir धर्म 13:33, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
      • Clearly things aren't settled ... I'll leave warnings -- Samir धर्म 01:35, 10 July 2006 (UTC)


Should we prod this? - CrazyRougeian talk/email 14:23, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Rory Demetrioff

As Rory Demetrioff is notable within the Canadian context as a political strategic thinker, advisor, and public speaker, I believe you may be in error. The wikipedia rules regarding notability have been reviewed, and we would like to ask for reinstatement please, as we are making the claim of Rory Demetrioff's notability. You are welcome to call our firm at 416-534-7115 to verify this. Thank You. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Oakville123 (talkcontribs) .

1. Who are you?
2. Read WP:CITE. Follow it. Make the article. If WP:N is met, your article stays.

-- Samir धर्म 01:42, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Hello, I will review the WP:CITE. How can I post the article, it appears as protected. Thanks for your help. Wil Everett 02:05, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Leave the article in userspace (i.e. User:Oakville123) and I will move it when it meets the above -- Samir धर्म 02:07, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

INCOTW - AIDS in India

You voted for AIDS in India, this week's Indian Colloboration of the Week. Please come and help it become a featured-standard article. - Ganeshk (talk) 00:50, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Here is one to keep an eye on. There is someone with a POV. In case you're wondering, the IP comes from York University. If it goes I think it more likely to be 'cause of how the College has dealt with people like Dr. Errol Wai-Ping.[2]

BTW, I think PAIRO still needs some more work... but thanks any way. :) Nephron  T|C 05:00, 11 July 2006 (UTC)


Hello there Samir. I see you around. Recently I have been caught up in a four-religion personal attack dispute, revolving around pages like Shiv Sena, Babri Mosque and Hindutva. Anyway, in the large section of my talk page at the bottom, you can see I've put the whole thing together, and User:Haphar has complained about a certain remark, in Hindi I think, which I don't understand. Can you translate please - also, you might try my religion survey to see if I am biased.Blnguyen | rant-line 03:18, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Oh, and it's good to see all three RfAs going well at the moment - the latest is Edgar181. Some people have figured out that this is motivated by a desire for more help on the deletion front. Blnguyen | rant-line 03:18, 12 July 2006 (UTC)


Hi! Could you please comment on the following RfC? We need some more outside opinions.... Thanks alot:-) --Burgas00 09:49, 12 July 2006 (UTC)


I'm learning! I see you got in a month before me... Thanks for your participation - my first action of that kind. If you spot anything I should know, don't hesitate to point it out. Tyrenius 13:13, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Re: Make it

How did I miss this comment? Thanks, Samir, for words of encouragement. I'll consider an RfA in the near future. I hope I meet your standards. :P Yanksox 00:38, 13 July 2006 (UTC)


I'm ignorant about New England geography. Out of curiosity, why the redirect to Massachusetts? -- Samir धर्म 04:03, 13 July 2006 (UTC)


Hi, its nice to meet you. So, you went to U of T huh? How was it? Orane (talkcont.) 04:47, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

I'll be starting in September. I really hope it's fun (I've been hearing stories that it's brutal and overly competitive, and it's got me a bit worried). I've been there a few times, and it was very overwhelming.
I'll be in UC. Orane (talkcont.) 04:53, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
To be totally honest, I have no idea what to study. I know that at this stage I should have already decided, but I just don't know. My parents and teachers encourage me to do writing, so that's what it is...for now anyways. Orane (talkcont.) 05:02, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. I don't think this summer will be particularly enjoyable. I have to be working my butt off in order to save. Anyway, I'll see u around (maybe tomorrow)...I'm a bit tired from work. Orane (talkcont.) 05:08, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Haham Hanuka

Hate speech? I don't know... My Hebrew is poor - but it doesn't look like hate speech... maybe in Canada it is tho :)

Content is approximately as follows:

  • This user opposes radical-left-wing gay organization "Yefe Nefesh" who are trying to kill citizens and residents of Israel, whether ? or ?.
  • This user opposes ? anti-jewish, anti-israeli, and anti-semitic, that ?. He opposes the demonization of the Israeli Defense Force, who are defending ? (the demonizers?).
  • This user believes in the nationalist idea, of all nations and among them Israel. Another nationalist sentence. This user believes in the right of every nation to defend itself from its enemies within and without, and believes that the poor people of one's town take precedence. (that's a reference to biblical charity, I have no idea what it has to do with anything.)
  • This user thinks ? ? ? was fixed at the time of the giving of the torah: "If a man shall lie with a man the way one lies with a woman, it's an abomination, both shall die for they have caused their own demise." (Leviticus).

Note on bottom: he's only referring the the specific organization, and not to all leftwingers or to all homosexuals.

Hate speech? Maybe not, but he has certainly "exhausted the community's patience." I know he has mine. I'm for an indefblock, if anyone's asking for consensus. - CrazyRussian talk/email 12:55, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

And now I see he has translated it on his userpage... Refined?? I don't even know what that means. Whatever... - CrazyRussian talk/email 13:00, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
I'll drop in here, because I'm partly involved in the affair; I don't think even a userpage is the place to post something like this. I'll leave a message on his talk-page. Lectonar 14:00, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Hakum hanuka essay

It wasn't just the IP. It was also User:Rotemliss. See here. But yes, we should get another opinion, and if it really is inflammatory as he said I am strongly inclined to insist the material be removed. -- SCZenz 17:05, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the revert!

ЯEDVERS awards this Barnstar to Samir (The Scope) for doing the hard administrative work that makes Wikipedia work.

Thanks for the revert to the mindless vandalism of my user page! ЯEDVERS 19:15, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

My RfA

1908 Ford Model T.jpg
Hi, I would like to express my gratitude for your participation at my recent RfA. The final vote was 68/21/3 and resulted in me becoming an admin!

For those of you who supported my RfA, I highly appreciate your kind words and your trust in me. For those who opposed - many of you expressed valid concerns regarding my activity here; I will make an effort in addressing them as time goes on while at the same time using my admin tools appropriately. So, salamat, gracias, merci, ありがとう, спасибо, धन्यवाद, 多謝, agyamanak unay, شكرًا, cảm ơn, 감사합니다, mahalo, ขอบคุณครับ, go raibh maith agat, dziękuję, ευχαριστώ, Danke, תודה, mulţumesc, გმადლობთ, etc.! If you need any help, feel free to contact me.

PS: I took the company car (pictured left) out for a spin, and well... it's not quite how I pictured it. --Chris S. 23:27, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Sharon Janis

You have deleted and prevented my article being recreated. I wish to point out that it is considered civil to do offer an explanation. I have worked hard to modify the article and will exhaust every avenue to have this reversed. User:Headshaker 08:02 14 July 2006

User: Headshaker 14 July 2006

Wikipedia:Requests for checkuser/Case/The Mad Bomber

Good job filing that. I was about to ask Blnguyen to do that as I was hesitant to do it myself being an RFCU clerk. Anyway are you aware of the "good news" [3] ;) . Cheers --Srikeit (Talk | Email) 08:32, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Wassup doc?

Hello. Haven't dropped in here since a while (busy with real life). How are you? Hope all is well. Thanks for you support here. I can't make head or tail of that discussion. It seems that the guy got blocked for making personal attacks on talk pages too. We have some real wierd people visiting wiki. Anyways, I wrote Pisharoth Rama Pisharoty as my comeback article. Can you please check out the artice for any glaring errors and a POV check. Prof. Pisharoty was a close relative so some POV may have creeped in. I will add a pic in a day or two and then submit it for DYK. Your comments are welcome. Keep in touch. - Aksi_great (talk) 14:17, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Re: Brain tumor

The image caption should probably be re-written then, since most people will not understand what it means. See about making technical articles accessible to all audiences. Thanks. --tomf688 (talk - email) 15:19, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

My RfA

Why thank you!

That was very thoughtful of you, you're a pretty kind editor yourself, I'm so glad you're here and that we get a chance to work together on this great project. Much appreciated. Happy editing! ++Lar: t/c 03:05, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

My RfA thanks

GMK RfA Thanks.png Hello Samir/Archive 6, and thank you for your support at my Request for Adminship, which succeeded with an overwhelming final count of (105/2/0). I was very pleased with the outpouring of kind words from the community that has now entrusted me with these tools, from the classroom, the lesson in human psychology and the international resource known as Wikipedia. The Free Encyclopedia. Please feel free to leave me plenty of requests, monitor my actions (through the admin desk on my userpage) and, if you find yourself in the mood, listen to some of what I do in real life. In any case, keep up the great work and have a fabulous day. Grandmasterka 05:56, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

Personal info

Nah, don't worry about it. I figured this would happen anyway. I'm becoming more of a public figure in real life anyway and I still don't think disclosing my real name would add much to the problem. Freaky, though... Grandmasterka 05:56, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

John Howard

That guy must be sitting there watching Albatross2147 08:38, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the award. The irony is I loathe the wretch, but I am loath to see Wp vandalised Cheers Albatross2147 08:44, 16 July 2006 (UTC)



Thanks for the appreciation. BTW, can you lift the protection off my talk page. If I don't get any more vandalisms, after another day, I would request the all protections (from all userpages) lifting. Thanks again, — Ambuj Saxena (talk) 09:04, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

Anytime after 5th August — my wiki-semi-anniversary. — Ambuj Saxena (talk) 09:08, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

Prof. Pisharoty

A picture is on the way. I am going to contact his son today to send me a "free" digital pic if he has any, otherwise I will have to search my family albums to search for his pic. But one will surely come into the article. - Aksi_great (talk) 10:00, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks! - Aksi_great (talk) 10:01, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

Re: Nomenclature of monoclonal antibodies

Why. thank you, Doctor! I found out about the nomenclature scheme a couple months ago, and was amazed. I toyed with the idea of writing an article for several weeks actually, but I was busy and wasn't sure if it was too technical for Wikipedia. Ultimately I decided it was just too fascinating and I needed to share it with others. My schedule has lightened a bit so I hope to be around Wikipedia some more these days. Thanks for the comment; I'm really glad you liked the article! — Knowledge Seeker 10:29, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

melanosis coli

Sure. I'll do it as soon as I can. Regards. Orane (talkcont.) 20:19, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

Hmm. Seems fine to me. I fully understand it (you write with a sophisticated style by the way). I wikilinked a couple words in order to give readers a clearer understanding. I was thinking of writing things in a more simple style (for e.g., from "Endoscopically..." to "When viewed with an endoscope..."), but then I realised that it would probably be verbose. It's good as it stands. Orane (talkcont.) 02:14, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Ulcerative Colitis Link

Dear Samir(The Scope)

I see that you have removed an addition that was made to Ulcerative Colitis...

There are thousands of studies published on the topic of Ulcerative Colitis. A list of studies published on this topic can be found and discussed Warning: Removed link making page uneditable due to spam filter

Though I do realize that visitors can get the same abstracts via PubMed - I wanted to let you know why the referenced link appears to be better:

1 - The link goes DIRECTLY to a title search for Ulcerative Colitis. As you know, you can not offer a link to pubmed directly with the search term. This is not only an inconvenience, but for those not used to pubmed may be a stopping point. This site pulls the same results as PubMed does. Same data - and it goes there directly.

2 - It certainly seems reasonable to have a link to a listing of all of the recent publications on Ulcerative Colitis within the UC section of Wikipedia - no?

3 - This particular link alows vistors to discuss the literature - a feature that is not possible with PubMed. In this way, if a visitor finds an article of interest but has a question about the study, proposal for f/u study, etc - on the refered to link they might gain an answer. On PubMed they would not.

I will not replace the link - but offer you these thoughts. If you believe the link to be of value, feel free to replace it.

By the way - fun talk page! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by IBDrsch (talkcontribs) .

  • Your points are taken. I will add the link to the external links section. Thanks -- Samir धर्म 02:22, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Request for assistance

  • There is a rather extensive debate going on in Talk:University of California, Riverside about whether the page at present shows bias. If you happen to have some time handy, could you weigh in on your opinion? There's some massive wikilawyering going on by two editors who believe the present article is unbiased, and it would be nice to have an admin not involved in the dispute to express their thoughts. Feel free to turn the request down if you don't have the time. Peace :) Danny Lilithborne 07:19, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Crossmr - apology

I thought I was leaving a message for him. I didn't realize it started a new page. Sorry. Thank you for the notification. However, do not assume there was malice intended. The links are only in dispute becasue of Crossmr so I was trying to give him the links to further review. I didn't realize it was this difficult to post relevenat timely information on wikipedia--Tkaul1224 07:52, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Wikibrak thanks

Hello Samir. Firstly, again thankyou for your support on the Srikeit RfA - it has passed the century which is pleasing. Thanks for your support over the last few days. I am feeling better now and have started writing again. I made my first trip to New articles Australia for 53 days today (quite shocking isn't it), so it feels good to be back, and with the creation of Boy Charlton (my first DYK nom for 50 days - something's wrong), David Theile and Malcolm Champion, the redlinks on Australian Olympic medalists in Swimming are now gone (after 7 months and 90+ articles). Many thanks again, for all your work on WP. Blnguyen | rant-line 08:15, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

I baked some brownies for my nurses this morning

I was eavesdroping on User talk:Phaedriel...did you seriously make brownies for the nurses??? PLEASE come and work in Australia!!! Sarah Ewart (Talk) 12:58, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Wow--I'm very impressed! I have never heard of a doctor in Australia doing something that nice for the nurses. You would be very popular here! I thought there must have been a nurse shortage in Canada because the Canadians are always advertising for nurses in the Australian Nursing Journal. I'd love to work overseas but unfortunately I don't think I'd cope very well with the Canadian's cold weather. Sarah Ewart (Talk) 13:12, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Catamenial pneumothorax

Now if we got an endoscopy image, that would really be something! :-p No seriously, I'm glad it's appreciated. If you have any other articles that need extreme makeover like that, I might give it a shot. cu around, --Steven Fruitsmaak | Talk 10:27, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Regarding University of California, Riverside article

Hello, Dr. Samir. I noticed that you had deleted the segment of the sentence from the above article that reads: with one respondent calling the university 'an abomination to higher education'" I realize that Danny Lilithborne had asked you to look at the article, and even though you mentioned that you weren't at all familiar with the university, you still chose to delete the line because you felt: "one student can say anything about a university; cite details of the importance of this one quote in the news media." Would you be so kind as to elaborate further on this? That is, there is a long discussion in the TALK page under "abomination quote revisited" and I don't want to undermine that debate by someone independently asking an admin to make a unilateral decision (because this action is not an approved part of the steps of mediation). I was also wondering if you knew that an RFCA has already been done, and it confirmed that I am NOT the same person as Insert-Belltower, yet Danny Llithborne keeps accusing us of such (and I keep trying to get him to stop). And lastly, I was wondering if you knew that an Request for Arbitration was also filed against me, and it was rejected by four of your fellow admins. The admin's opinions about the article were all positive, calling it a "pretty decent college article." Another wrote that my points of view were significant, etc. I know that when a user appeals to you for help, you want to help, but there's another side of the story. Thank you for your consideration of this matter. UCRGrad 13:18, 18 July 2006 (UTC)


It will go live this weekend. You expressed interest in a co-nom. The draft nom is here: User:Crzrussian/Sandbox. - CrazyRussian talk/email 15:52, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Hey, go for a co-nom! Yanksox deserves the accolade... Tyrenius 01:08, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

A good thing, Sam. Keep on truckin'. - CrazyRussian talk/email 02:12, 19 July 2006 (UTC)`


Tagged as U1. I actually, have meant to clean that one out for a while. Yanksox 03:23, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Re: User page

Thanks, Samir. I was thinking of semi-protecting it myself, but it looks like you beat me to that. :) Cheers, Sango123 03:24, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

your talk Archive 6

Samir: While I was on RC patrol tonight, someone at this IP address, User:, tried to edit your talk Archive 6. All he/she did was change a couple of pronouns from he to she at the section titled Bae Yong Joon. I'm assuming you know why; I saw the warning you left at his talk page, and I put one right underneath it.

Before hitting yours, he did the same thing to a similarly-titled section at User talk:David.Mestel, which I also reverted. Just wanted to give you a heads up, if you are in fact going to take the problem to a bureaucrat. Good luck - Baseball,Baby! ballsstrikes 08:47, 20 July 2006 (UTC)


So if one is suspected of Sockpuppet or some proof exists, the tag goes to the top of the person's user page ? Is there a convention on that ? Haphar 09:42, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

WoW deletion

Hey Samir. Can I ask, why did you delete the Willy on Wheels article? Thanks to how prolific a vandal he was, I think he could be very notable. Isn't this worth an article? Even if it was vandalised, it could be protected - at any rate, I'm sure some newbies might be wondering who the heck he is/was. Might be worth an article to tell them. If you see , there is some consensus otherwise. --martianlostinspace 14:47, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Yes, but I can't understand what WP:DNFT has to do with this. How is he not encyclopedic?--martianlostinspace 10:45, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Please do suggest a deletion review at WP:DRV. Ta, --martianlostinspace 17:45, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

The new and third article on Legionnaires' disease

I am writing you for two reasons. One, I would like your opinion as a physician. Two, you once nominated an article I wrote, Flue gas stacks, for DYK.

Wikipedia has had two existing articles for quite a while named Legionella and Legionellosis. About a month ago, User:Noigel2000 started making changes to both these articles with no prior discussion on the talk pages. When his changes got edited, he became quite perturbed. After quite a bit of discourse, (during which his need to use proper Wiki syntax and guidelines was pointed out to him), he became even more perturbed. He made a number of derogatory remarks about other editors and about Wikipedia, and kept insisting that his Internet website (devoted to Legionnaires' disease) was the best source of such information and better than anything in Wikipedia.

Finally, Noigel got tired of having his edits to the two existing articles corrected and of being admonished for some of his remarks. So he wrote a third, completely new article entitled Legionnaires' disease. It is composed entirely of material taken directly from the many pages on his Internet web site. He made absolutely no attempt to "Wikify" the article. There are no references, no external links (with one exception, a link to his web site), no embedded Wiki links, poor organization, no use of Wiki section headings, etc. In my opinion, he is using Wikipedia as a billboard for his web site (and I admit that I am biased, because I do not like his attitude).

Please look at these two pages on his website: [4] and [5]

Here is a direct copy of his self-introduction from his User talk:Noigel2000 page: "Who am I or what am I. Some call me a Legioneela Advocate, Others a Legionella Nut or Legionella Fan some stronger than that."

Do you think that this third article by Noigel is really needed? Are not the two existing articles more than adequate? Please let me know what you think. - mbeychok 21:37, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

One thing i dont need a billboard for my sites 1-10 on all search engines

I was still working on the page, but had to stop because of other urgent problems that have come up

One thing im not thats a cry baby mbeychok fight my own battles

But just to make you happy, this is whats going on

I am organising a world wide petition with all the leading experts of legionella with hope your federal government will change its mind for the closing of this valuable lab with me luck i will return

So write to your congressman we need help, but then you wouldnt bother youtr not that type all of you

Congressman Dennis Moore Representing the Third District of Kansas 1727 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515

--Noigel2000 10:36, 22 July 2006 (UTC)I will return with fireworks----

Writing to my congressman in Kansas? I will return with fireworks? WP:DNFT -- Samir धर्म 07:24, 23 July 2006 (UTC)



Hello, Samir, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome! 

hey how are you

Hey! How are you? I am back again in WP after a long break. Saw the hepatorenal syndrome and also melanosis coli. Great! What rotation now you are in?--Dwaipayan (talk) 09:07, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

Great, I mean residency over! how long will be the fellowship? So do u still go to the north in weekends? Yep Subroto Mukerjee is up for DYK. I am not having any rotation now! I mean am in a vacation. will start from August again - neurology.--Dwaipayan (talk) 09:12, 22 July 2006 (UTC)
Well, I just returned from Greece where I attended a neuropsychology summer school. That's what the vacation was for. Now just relaxing for a few days.--Dwaipayan (talk) 09:21, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

User:Misza13's pile!

Thank you for contributing the impressive the pile of supports gathered on my RfA, which passed with a final tally of 0x0104/0x01/0x00. I'm happy that so many people have put faith in my abilities as an admin and promise to use the tools wisely and do my best not to let you down. If I ever may be of assistance, just leave a note on my talk page.
Misza13, the rouge-on-demand admin wishes you happy editing!

NOTE: This message has been encrypted with the sophisticated ROT-26 algorithm.
Ability to decipher it indicates a properly functioning optical sensor array.

legionnaires disease

you really need to look at the legionellosis page. its all about treating cooling towers or cant you read, leave the page alone till you check--Noigel2000 09:50, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

Apparently I can't read. Medical school must have been a challenge -- Samir धर्म 07:24, 23 July 2006 (UTC)


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Sweet truffles for a very sweet person!

My sweet dear Samir, I must repay you for those brownies you gifted me - you know I had my bag ready to go on a trip when I saw that message? Your brownies were my last sight of WP for days, so it's like I took them for the trip! ;) So here they are: just like the one my mom makes, enjoy these truffles! (watch out tho, with the heat, they will melt in your fingers) ;) Big hugs, and thanks again, Phaedriel The Wiki Soundtrack! - 10:13, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

Willy on Wheels

Sorry. I misread again. I thought you were offering, and concluded this was an admin privilege. Thanks anyway! --martianlostinspace 09:26, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

Re: Drug-eluting stent

Thanks, I really appreciate it! This was quite a major topic for me to take on, but I couldn't believe there was no article on drug-eluting stents. Please feel free to improve the article or make suggestions—I can use all the help I can get! I'm going to ask for some help over at WP:CLINMED too. — Knowledge Seeker 09:37, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

Halo, PI

Thanks. I put my hat down on the table, and saw the oppertunity for a wiki-picture. The ammount of pictures I've taken thinking I could use them here is silly :)

I really like the picture you've put up as well, especially seeing as I nearly bought a model like that (nice choice of music as well ;)

I'll see you around the Wiki, Thε Halo Θ 10:50, 23 July 2006 (UTC)


Thanks! It was a fun list to make. --Hurricanehink (talk) 19:40, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

Esophageal cancer

Hi Samir, could you have a look at the discussion on Talk:Esophageal cancer and weigh the merits of NYScholar (talk · contribs) and my own opinion here? JFW | T@lk 21:14, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

Point taken, see new editFelix-felix 10:21, 24 July 2006 (UTC)


For reverting vandalism to my user page :) Mushroom (Talk) 14:01, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Request for Protection

Hello... for your information, you added the {{mprotected}} template to Image:Chunee.jpg, but didn't actually protect it. Thanks in advance. -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 15:05, 24 July 2006 (UTC)


Hi Samir - yes I was quite surprised to find this absent. I thought user:Soman would prolly have covered it. This Fire Burns Always 16:28, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Dr. Chopra

Someone actually knows Dr.Chopra! :O

I actually know him in person, he's a great friend of my mom, so I will probably contact him to help me in the article (have already started it). Also, to keep NPOV I won't base the article only on his facts (even if they're pretty darn exact). Thanks for the encouragement. People like you actually give me the feeling to stay in Wikipedia, while some others don't. :) --Deenoe 23:52, 24 July 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the barnstar! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Alex Bakharev (talkcontribs) .


Hi, Samir. I was wondering if you'd consider removing the semi-protection on your talk page. I think that talk pages should be rarely if ever protected, only in the face of continual vandalism that blocking cannot thwart. And if user talk pages must be protected, I think it should be on the order of hours, not weeks. Especially if you're actively editing and reverting vandals and such, your page really should be available for others to contact you. — Knowledge Seeker 03:42, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

No problem! I was just getting tired of those "editing a protected page" warnings when leaving you comments! — Knowledge Seeker 08:30, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

FA drives

Yo - I urge your participation and welcome your advice for the FA drives of Maulana Azad and the History of Mumbai. Please do make some time for these! This Fire Burns Always 05:19, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

My RfA

Dude, why ya gotta remove my celeb votes? :> (sarcastic smiley) Sorry I/someone else didn't catch that earlier.—WAvegetarian(talk) 09:25, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

My RfA

First of all, thanks for your comment. Since you expressed regret as to how the RfA turned out, perhaps you could clarify your vote for me. You said you thought I had responded to criticism poorly. Well, the criticisms I mainly responded to were not criticisms of my behavior that would be relevant to my behavior as an admin (the criticisms of my user page content, for example, were relevant; I didn't really respond to those criticisms), but criticisms of my preference for maintaining a gender-neutral identity. I consider those comments to fall outside of the bounds of what is acceptable in civil discourse on Wikipedia. It's as if a number of people were citing the fact that I have brown hair as a disqualifying factor. Perhaps there are better and worse ways to respond in either case, but should an editor be judged on how they respond to comments that should never have been made in the first place? I'm trying to figure out what (if anything) to do about this, so any response on your part would be helpful (though if you'd rather not explain, that's fine). Catamorphism 20:50, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

For your work at DYK

For your committed work to DYK, I award Samir the Tireless Contributor Barnstar. Harmonious editing, Highway Return to Oz... 01:45, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Re: Removing unwarranted warning from my talk page

Samir: thanks for your assistance in this matter. I have really tried to avoid getting into an edit war with Ardenn over the A-Channel affiliates matter. To that end, I've posted an Rfc and started a discussion on the A-Channel page to try to get some sense of consensus. However, no-one's perfect, so if you have any suggestions as to how to better approach a situation such as this one, please feel free to let me know. Thanks again! --Ckatzchatspy 06:13, 26 July 2006 (UTC)


You're so nice - thanks very much for the barnstar! I shall display it with pride!

You must have on call tonight to be up so late. I'm an ICU night nurse at heart. I can't work, because I take this stuff for the pain from five laparotomies and I refuse to endanger a patient (I don't have a lot of CNS impairment anymore but my brain definitely doesn't work like it should), so I'm happy to spend time here helping out wherever I can. I was one of those geeky kids who loved to read the encyclopedia, and I really enjoy Wikipedia, going from page to page to page just clicking on whatever interests me. The only problem is that if I'm doing RC patrol I'll get distracted reading the vandalized articles - caught myself twice tonight.

Thanks again - you don't know how much it's appreciated! Baseball,Baby! ballsstrikes 06:28, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Your email

Your email address is not activated. Could you please send me an email? ( anirudhsbh at gmail dot com ) --Nearly Headless Nick 13:08, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Rib eye

Hello Samir. Sorry for any confusion. I found this picture on the website. I thought the photo really added to the rib eye article so I decided to post it. I'm new to Wiki, so I hope this is alright?


-Rangermike 13:30, 26 July 2006 (UTC)


...for your Hi, Samir. Of late, life has been hectic. Would remain so till 20th August. After that, I hope to return to my normal contributing patterns. --Gurubrahma 17:57, 26 July 2006 (UTC)


Hi, thanks for reverting the vandalism to my user page. I seem to have attracted a dickhead following a revert I made to Caledonian Road tube station. Regards DavidCane 23:22, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

RfA Nom

Hi Samir,

Thanks for the nomination. I have accepted it and placed on the WP:RFA page. — Ambuj Saxena (talk) 05:53, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

You did a good job on writing his nom! He comes off as close to perfection as one gets in these things. Rama's arrow - this Fire burns always 13:34, 28 July 2006 (UTC)


Hey why did you remove Glessner? What the hell?


Thanks for the DYK. It was my first nom! - Ganeshk (talk) 16:31, 28 July 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for coming to my aid (as it were), even though I did screw up. Sergeant Snopake 21:47, 28 July 2006 (UTC)


Hello. You seem to have mistakenly protected the recent vandalism of User:Yyyyyy4 due to the vandal editing the page before you protected it. Please revert to your previous version. When you are finished, please delete the attack category created by the vandal: Category:Suspected Wikipedia sockpuppets of Bunchofgrapes. Thanks. —Viriditas | Talk 00:45, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Lately I've found it easier to not bother deleting the cat; he just recreates it soon enough, and {{deletedpage}} just seems silly there (actually, does that even work for cats? I suppose not.) —Bunchofgrapes (talk) 02:28, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
It looks like this issues have taken care of themselves -- Samir धर्म 03:55, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks from Yanksox

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Hey Samir thanks for supporting my RfA, which registered a tally of 104/4/7. Which means...

I am now an admin!!!

I was and still am very flattered by all the kind comments that I recieved, I will also take into account the comments about how I could improve. I guarantee I will try my best to further assist Wikipedia with the mop. Feel free to drop in and say hi or if you need anything. Again, thank you so much! Yanksox 04:04, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

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This is definitely not going to help reduce my wikiholism!! :) Thanks Samir, to tell you the truth, my DYK drive is actually inspired from you -- Lost 07:30, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Well!! what can I say.. Thanks a ton again!! (somethings wrong with my sig. trials on in my sandbox. but u know who thanked u)

Initial Ellipsis on DYK

I noticed you added an ellipsis at the start of my nomination for Diwanit Bugale. Should I add one each time I nominate something for DYK, or is it a matter of choice rather than policy? I know this probably sounds pedantic, but it's how I work. BigHaz 12:58, 29 July 2006 (UTC)


Why did you revert the Aretha Franklin Picture? Its a better more up-to-date image. --ForbiddenCheeseburgerofDoom 13:27, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

(reply from talk page): (Regardless of the depictions of the individuals in the images you've uploaded), you've uploaded several images with purposefully incorrect tags, then used them to replace non-fair use images in many articles, with the apparent goal of making the subject of the articles look poor. Articles in question: Charles, Prince of Wales, Aretha Franklin and Oprah Winfrey. You've also created a speedily deleted article featuring some kid in an Alf T-shirt. And you've vandalized Whitty Street. It should be no surprise that I've blocked you indefinitely. -- Samir धर्म 13:32, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Highway's RfA

Flower power!
Request for Adminship
Thank you for contributing to my my request for adminship. Although I wasn't promoted to admin status, with a withdrawn vote count of 14/27/14, I am very happy with the response I received from my fellow Wikipedians. I was pleasantly suprised at the support, and was touched by it. I will also work harder on preventing disputes and keeping cool under stress. Hopefully I will re-apply soon and try again for the mop. Thanks again, Highway Return to Oz... 13:33, 29 July 2006 (UTC)


Hi There! Can you translate my name in what language you know please, and then post it Here. I would be very grateful if you do (if you know another language apart from English and the ones on my userpage please feel free to post it on) P.S. all th translations are in alpahbetical order so when you add one please put it in alpahbetical order according to the language. Thanks!!! Abdullah Geelah 16:12, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Gordon K. Bush Airport article is messed up

I decided to visit Gordon K. Bush Airport article and it's all messed up with codes. I can't edit it at all because my toolbar doesn't come up. It could be my computer, but then again, it's probably not. I was wondering if you could fix the problem since you brought up the topic for the Did You Know? and your an admin. It would be grateful, thanks. Spongefan 18:01, July 29 2006 (UTC)

Binaca Geetmala

Does the name of the shows means anything in a foreign language? That should be mentioned. Regarding this references, it lists a different date and journal from that give in the article, mind looking into it so i can convert properly to {{cite news}}? Circeus 20:38, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Nevermind. I just noticed I confused 2 references. Circeus 20:51, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Many thanks for undeleting, providing the context and reference for the Binaca Geetmala lists. There were no previous external references for the lists. The list for the year 1972 somehow got missed out. Could you kindly undelete that one too please. A Question: Do you know of any software to convert Hindi words typewritten in English (like the Binaca Geetmala lists showing lyrics of the Hindi songs) to Hindi fonts? That may ease the process of getting to create and update similar list on the Hindi Wikipedia where it may find more followers, since the native English speakers do not have the background to appreciate such lists. EyeMD 07:27, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

Re:DYK entries

Thank you, I'd never heard of it either, I saw an advert last week. ;) It does seem similar to Pokémon, but there is a fat person with an out of tune guitar shouting "GAMOJA!" at the start ,and some badly dubbed children, so there are some differences. ;P Highway Return to Oz... 23:44, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Och, it's fine. I've re-added a line in a character roster 5 times before I realised it was already at the start of it. XD Highway Return to Oz... 23:47, 29 July 2006 (UTC)


Basically? Some rabidly say "YES!" others rabidly say "NO!" XD There is a big discussion, in case you hadn't noticed, at Wikipedia talk:Lead section#Should references appear in the lead-in?. Circeus 04:09, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

Actually, the discussion I was thinking of is at #References. Sorry for giving the wrong link.
My personal take is "only if that's really necessary" and "besides, nothing should appear in thelead that is not treated anywhere else". Circeus 04:20, 30 July 2006 (UTC)
I wouldn't fret over it. Just do as feel is right, and then see if there are opposite opinions in your case.Circeus 16:06, 30 July 2006 (UTC)



I am doing some catchup. I revisited the Village Pump, and appreciated your comment. Thank you for your support. My initial naiveté regarding editing in Wiki has passed. I believe in this project or I wouldn’t spend time working with it.I intend to bring all future problems with this issue to this outdoor Pump - sunshine (and lots of Betadine) are truly the best disinfectants.

I would like to discuss this issue with you in more detail - perhaps by E-mail; would you be open to that?


Michael David 13:08, 30 July 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the barnstar and the words of praise! I wish I had more time to spend on wikipedia. Right now I only have enough time on weekends to sit down and edit/create articles. --Longhairandabeard 01:30, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

User:01001 & Human height

Hey Samir, I was wondering if you could look at User talk:01001's edits to Human height. This user recently had a bunch of OR edits to Human height reverted [6], whereupon he (nine minutes later) deleted a paragraph [7] explaining on the talk page that "it is OR" [8] because he felt that a study cited in the paragraph (published in American Journal of Epidemiology) did not accurately support the statement being made. I restored the four sentence paragraph, with a bit of rewrite, and added two more published papers (each sentence in the section now supported by a seperate reference), and he reverted again, deleting the entire section [9] with the complaint that the one reference was off the point. He clearly hasn't read the text he reverted. He's reverted again [10] with the edit summary that "This section distorts the meaning of the study. See talk." (talk diff) the talk justification seems like a total non-sequitor. (The last sentence of the paragraph is silly, but other than that I just can't wrap my mind around any reason that the article in question would require the whole paragraph be deleted). I've since replaced the reference he's griping about with with another. Can you look into this? Is there some explanation for this editors behaviour that I'm missing?

Note that this user seems to be grinding an axe about OR (with regards to Talk:Fox News Channel controversies), on Wikipedia talk:No original research and elsewhere, I get the feeling that some bee-in-bonnet is coming out as a WP:POINT against this paragraph about height.

Cheers, Pete.Hurd 04:29, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks! Pete.Hurd 17:32, 31 July 2006 (UTC)


Was wondering if you could provide feedback on why the John Warfield Johnston article didn't get picked? It was never contested and when I realized it had expired I asked for feedback since it was my first time, but no one replied... I know you guys are busy, but was just hoping for some tips it being my first nom? This isn't meant as a criticism, I'm wanting to learn and improve future DYKs... Thanks! plange 05:28, 31 July 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the invite to WP:CLINMED - the Medicine portal does not include eyes or feature Ophthalmology as a speciality! That is indeed strange considering that Ophthalmology encompasses a tremendous amount of medicine, besides surgical procedures. Eye complaints and their management is a very common medically managed issue. Being an eye specialist, I feel that it deserves inclusion in the portal and envisage a much wider role for portal as a whole for physicians and surgeons. Excluding other surgical specialities also is, IMO, not desirable. Could you kindly take steps to ensure such an inclusion. EyeMD 06:44, 31 July 2006 (UTC)


Thank you! --HJMG 07:35, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Well done

Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
For an impressively thorough reworking of the various Binaca Geetmala articles to a standard well above what would have been enough to get them kept in the first place, and for countering systemic bias in the process. I salute you. Just zis Guy you know? 08:24, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Re: Quick Hello

Thanks for dropping in. All is well. I submitted Ahmedabad for FAC and am a bit nervous about that. There are some problems (some not obvious to me) with the article. Am in search for someone who can copyedit the article in a professional manner. - Aksi_great (talk - review me) 15:40, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Wickethewok's RFA

Admin mop.PNG Thanks for your input on my RFA. The final vote count was (61/9/3), so I am now an administrator. Feel free to let me know how I'm doing at any point in time or if you need anything. I will do my best to respect the input of expert editors appropriately, especially admins. Once again, thank you. Wickethewok 16:40, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Jgwlaw blocked for 3 days

You're mentioned. It's on AN/I. Tyrenius 17:46, 31 July 2006 (UTC)


Samir, I'm in need of the opinion of someone from India on an AfD I've become involved in (Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Pradip Somasundaran). I've expressed my opinion regarding his notability (that he's not), but I feel we could use the mature, rational opinion of somenody from the region (if only by birth). If you do have time, I would love it if you came by and checked it out.

Thanks so much! alphaChimp laudare 22:09, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Just bringing an admin in here

Samir, if you get the chance could you keep an eye on User:Lucas Richards. As you can see on his Talk page, he's been accusing me of vandalism and generally going against WP:NPA. He's received his final warning from me now and I fully expect that he will respond with another personal attack, so I thought it was time to bring someone in who had the teeth that I don't on a matter like this. There's a link on his talk page, too, to a sockpuppetry case, so it may ultimately need to be keeping an eye on two accounts. If you're too busy, then can you refer me to another admin? I'm asking you purely because you're the most recent admin I had any dealings with. Cheers. BigHaz 22:57, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Wow! That wasn't quite what I was expecting! Still, I did ask for "teeth", didn't I? Out of curiosity, does the "sockpuppeteer" get blocked as well, or just the sock? BigHaz 07:57, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

I need a third opinion

Could you look at User talk:NCC17? there's also some relevant discussion on my own talk page. I'm running out of patience andam not sure if that is warranted. Circeus 00:42, 1 August 2006 (UTC)


Good work on them. Thanks. Tyrenius 05:38, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Pradip Somasundaran

I am not sure about his notability because I have been away from Kerala for too long, but I have forwarded it to a few other editors. Tintin (talk)

Thank you!

Thank you for letting me know about Wyandotte Caves being featured in DYK, and thank you also for the compliment! ONUnicorn 16:23, 1 August 2006 (UTC)


I apologize for reverting your changes to the template inadvertantly and for the terseness of my edit summary. The image resolution looked fine to me, and I find the image more interesting than a portrait (of which we've had many on DYK). Might I suggest that, in the future, if you disagree with the choice of a DYK image after 6 hours, that you update the entire template if you have time. -- Samir धर्म 01:56, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

At higher resolutions (such as mine) the sign's text was too small to be legible. When selecting thumbnails for the main page, it generally is best to avoid images that contain important text.
Also, please remember to protect the image, and don't assume that an image is still protected because it was featured earlier.
Unfortunately, I haven't had nearly as much available time for Wikipedia as I would like. —David Levy 19:08, 1 August 2006 (UTC)


Hi Tyrenius. In the context of the new article James J. Shapiro, I think it would be fair to unblock User:Jgwlaw so she can participate in discussion on it. If her behaviour continues to be inappropriate, the threshold for restoring the block would of course be at your discretion. Many thanks -- Samir धर्म 02:24, 2 August 2006 (UTC)
Hi Samir, personally I consider her previous behaviour and her subsequent behaviour since the block has forfeited her right for the time being for editor privileges, as there is every sign that they would continue to be abused, so I am not lifting the block. I consider from my discussions with the article creator User:WAS 4.250 that he has been scrupulous in wishing to apply NPOV encyclopedic standards and that Jgwlaw's response would be from an unrelenting POV that any attempt to biog Shapiro is in fact part of some wiki campaign of "lawyer bashing". However, I have no objection to you or Pilotguy (see his talk page) removing the block, provided you are prepared to deal with the consequences. Thanks for asking. :) I knew the article was being rewritten, but had no idea it was going to be uploaded, by the way. Tyrenius 02:44, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

James J. Shapiro

Please see Talk:James J. Shapiro. Tyrenius 03:42, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Thank you

Thanks indeed for the birthday wishes. All's perfectly fine, work's been crazy. Hope I'll get to come home tomorrow :) Cheers. - Cribananda 04:39, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Ta for the star

Much appreciated and most amusing to boot... Tyrenius 19:26, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

My dear Samir

This Barnstar is presented to
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for the great patience and kindness you gift us all everyday...
and for always being there when I needed you.
Thank you, my dear Samir! :)

You are aces, Dear Samir - and I hope you've checked your mailbox lately! ;) Hugs, Phaedriel The Wiki Soundtrack! - 12:16, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

For your efforts

Editors Barnstar.png The Editor's Barnstar
For his brilliant editing of the Binaca Geetmala series of articles, turning them from nonsense to gold, User:Samir (The Scope) is awarded this Editor's Barnstar by a grateful deletion review consensus. Xoloz 17:04, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Here's wishing you a restful and relaxing break! Xoloz 17:04, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Updated DYK query On 3 August, 2006, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Binaca Geetmala, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

Many congratulations on recieving the Barnstar and grateful thanks for rescuing the Binaca articles :-) Hope you are well rested... and putting lot more "scopes" in.... EyeMD 12:05, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Crohn's Disease page

Your user page said it was OK to leave a comment about medical content on your talk page.

I was reading the Crohn's disease page and this sentence is under "Diet and Lifestyle":

"Because the terminal ileum is the most common site of involvement and is the site for vitamin B12 absorption, it is generally advised that patients receive bi-weekly or monthly intramuscular vitamin B12 injections."

I think that it is overstating the need for supplemental B12, to say "it is generally advised" makes it sound like all patients should get it as part of their care plan, when in reality only the patients who are found to be B12 deficient will need it (and some of those will respond to po supplementation and not need IM.)

Probably more accurate to say:

"Because the terminal ileum is the most common site of involvement and is the site for vitamin B12 absorption, patients with Crohn's disease are at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency and may need supplementation."


You are correct. -- Samir धर्म 01:12, 5 August 2006 (UTC)


Yes but {{Notyours}} stoped me. Feedyourfeet 07:05, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Adi Shankara

Hi, could you help in copy-editing Adi Shankara. I've nominated it for FAC here. I'd appreciate it if you could help. --BabubTalk 16:40, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Checkuser completed

Hi, Samir. Just wondering what the procedure usually is after a checkuser is run and verified sockpuppets are found. I think it would be appropriate to mark User:Raven Symone with a sockpuppet tag and possibly either User:Cute 1 4 u or User:Gemini531. But then, Cute14u seems to be more used, while Gemini531 is an older account. Any thoughts? I'm just trying to learn some of the procedure when something like this comes up. Thanks. ju66l3r 22:49, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Talk page guidelines

If you have time, you might like to check out some work I've done on the guidelines. Tyrenius 08:41, 5 August 2006 (UTC)


Hi Samir - got some fat to chew if you don't mind. How does one respond to a person who deletes your comments on their talkpage? This has happened twice with me - with Jgwlaw and SlimVirgin. Its very aggravating, and I seek your advice on what to do, how to respond. Rama's arrow 17:12, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

Image:Jun com cones.jpg

Hi Samir - I've moved this pic to commons; I notice you'd protected it on en:wiki while it is on the main page, should it now be protected at commons as well? - MPF 19:59, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

AfD Doctor Bruno

If you have time, have a look at this... EyeMD 12:09, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Dear Samir.
I am afraid that you have been misguided by User EyeMD. He seems to be hating me in the real world and is spreading worng information about me. First he said that there are no books like that. When I dared him to contact the publisher and verify, he has changed the stand. I request you to kindly go into all the details and then cast your opinion. What is the definition of Cram Books. ANd even ifyou say cram books are different, where is the Wikipedia guideline that says Exam Cram books are NOT books. Even if so, there are less notable biographies with less known books. WHy is User EyeMD not deleting then, but is going around all user talk discussions and asking my biography to be deleted. I have proved as to why the biography satisfies Wikipedia Criteria. THen he has changed the reason to vanity. Any one can see that I am involved in the article for the past 3 days only. Now few guys are going around the net and spreading wrong information about meDoctor Bruno 01:11, 7 August 2006 (UTC)


YOu should note that I am not upset because the article is going to be deleted. (I deleted myself). I am upset for different reason given at the end. But as far as I am concerned, as per the current norms which is given in the pages dealing with notability I am notable.

What is worrying me is the fact that users give a hasty judgement and then try to search reasons to justify that and in that process (of justification) slander me. If you see the whole arguments, you will see that I have been able to substantiate my points far better than those opposing it

To summarise, let us see what the Guidelines say

1. Notability of Books. THe books have an ISBN Number. 5 books are published by reputed firms. 4 of those are published by the biggest medical publisher in India. In such a case, one user who gave a knee jerk comment in the first place has choosen the 6th (1 out of 6 minority) and say that it is self publishable. He has ignored 5 because his ego prevents him from going back on his earlier words

Notability (people) 1. Published authors - 6 books is more than enough to satisfy this criteria

Notability (doctor) May be there is nothing called as exam preparation in western world, but here it is a budding field. I did not give these links it that page as it will amount to "self-glory", but since you seem to understand, I am giving you few links. You can search at [11][12] and [13] You may think me of some one obsessed with self glory, but the point to prove is that, unless some one is regarded as an expert in that area, you will not see students from the length and breath of a country with 1000 million population to ask for my help


Regarding the counter points

1. The article was not written by me. When this controversy erupted, I read the guidelines regarding autobiography and has followed what is given in Even without going through the debate, when users accuse of vanity (as if I have created the article) it hurts a lot

2. WP:BIO clearly says that you can have articles on published authors. There is no talk about Junior/Senior, Undergraduation/Post Graduation, Fiction/Nonfiction etc.

My main concern is that all these points come out only after I put a counter question. They are not the real facts or standing norms, but are made up as the users ego prevent them from stepping back and change the hasty initial judgement. In order to substantiate the hasty vote, they invent their own new guidelines and terms like junior doctor, exam shelf life, not finished PG etc . Wounded by these new "self invented" guidelines, I even deleted the article my self, but that has been restoredDoctor Bruno 07:36, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

I understand

Dear Samir Thanks for the message.Now I understand that even though my books have been published, I still fall short of the notability criteria as the books are not "textboks" or well known (throughout the world) If some one had said this on day one, it would have been nice. Instead, I had comments like Junior doctor/no post graduation/ limited shelf life etc that made be irritated. Thanks for your patienceDoctor Bruno 00:23, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

You've got a Thank you card!


Svidesrsky Revert

Boy, that was fast... Thanks! Crum375 01:47, 7 August 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for blocking Koolgiy's vandal. You're quick! I had just reported it to AIV and you caught it about a minute earlier. — Nathan (talk) / 05:40, 7 August 2006 (UTC)



Hello Samir, thanks a lot for the wishes, and the barnstar! -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK08:54, 7 August 2006 (UTC)


Hey, Samir. I just wanted to let you know that I unblocked Srcbreaktime1 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log) in order to reblock him indefinitely, to match the other socks of Hypertime McMultiverse (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log). No biggie, just a courtesy note, since you blocked him before. —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 18:13, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. -- Samir धर्म 10:37, 13 August 2006 (UTC)