User talk:Samuel Blanning/March2006

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Architects Registration Board

Thanks for your intervention on Architects Registration Board. I'll put my hands up. Although the recent history that I put in is I think accurate, it is perhaps too topical for an encyclopaedia - even one that is on-line and interactive. However, you have taken the entry back to one which was itself polemic and inaccurate, and in need of correction. If you are in any doubt about this then I would invite you to compare the entry of 15:33 on 28 December 2005 (my own) with those that preceded 1 October 2005 - which it looks to me that you have reverted to.

There are three mistakes in these earlier entries that are now repeated. The first is the the ARB is "the statutory regulator". The second is that it "approves" architecture courses. The third is that it "is responsible" for disclipline in the profession.

Taking the first, the Architects Act nowhere places the responsibility of "regulation" on the Board. It makes no mention of the word. True, the Board has adopted it as a casual epithet, but this has been one of the issues of contention that the profession has long held. On the other hand, no-one can argue that it is the "statutory registration body".

Secondly, the board is given no power by the Act to "approve" architecture courses, and neither has the Board ever claimed to my knowledge that it does so. That is left to the Royal Institute of british Architects and the QAA. In contradistinction, the Board, by section 4 of the Act, "prescribes qualifications".

Thirdly, to say that the Board "is responsible" for discipline in the profession is to infer that it has that unique task. It does not. For although under Part III of the Act, it has responsibilities over registered persons who are found guilty either of unacceptable professional conduct or serious professional incompetence, more stringent standards are exacted by the professional bodies including the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Royal Society of Ulster Architects and others. I would suggest that to say that it "has responsibilities for discipline in the profession" better represents the role the Board and carries no inference that this duty is unique.

You can satisfy yourself of these errors by looking at the Architects Act itself ([1]), which of course is objective. There you will find not one mention of the word "regulate" in the manner used, say, by the Secuties and Investments Board, and you will be able to confirm the use of the word "prescribe".

If you are to take an informed interest in this little entry, you may wish to refer, for instance, to the legal analysis that you will find at ([2]).

I hope you will have time to consider these points. I will not argue for a restoration of the information relating to recent events. However, I would invite you to restore the uncontentious entry that I posted on 28 December last year. Better, bearing in mind the prolix entry that the Board itself tried to insert back in December, that you do it I think. So over to you please.

Salisian 10:14, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

You've collared the wrong bloke, guv'nor. I just changed the stub template, I haven't made any removals. I think User:Goodison is the guy you want to talk to about that. I noticed you already left a message on his user page - I moved it to the talk page, as that way he'll get a "You have new messages" message alerting him to the fact. --Malthusian (21!) (talk) 10:28, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

Whoops! Thanks for that. Now I've restored the old information which means that I've undone your change to the 'stub template'. But as I don't yet have a clue what a stub template is I'll ask you to do the business please. Salisian 10:01, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Well, you didn't change the stub back, you changed it to a different one: {{UK-org-stub}}, which is as good as if not better than the {{architecture-stub}} I used, so I'll leave it alone. I hope Goodison starts to engage you rather than making further 'vandalism' reverts; edit warring and assumptions of bad faith help no-one. --Malthusian (21!) (talk) 10:42, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
A different one? Some people never learn. Cheers. Salisian 11:06, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Thank you

I saw some of changes on a Roman history page (macromanic war?). Anyway, followed a link to your user page and copy and pasted much of your page (to obtain format) on to my page. If I stepped on your toes while doing so, sorry. Naerhu

-David —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Naerhu (talkcontribs) 06:05, 2 March 2006.

The userbox section? I copied and pasted that from someone else's user page myself when I created mine :-). It's a pretty standard template, I don't know who did it originally.
If you're looking for more ideas to beautify your userpage, you might be interested in looking at the nominees for Esperanza's User Page Awards. --Malthusian (21!) (talk) 11:36, 2 March 2006 (UTC)


im new here

Disputed by whom?

Re Ronald Richter: Yeah, I suppose you're right. Though the original claim is pretty weakly sourced too, and the more I think of it the more I think the milk carton quote should just go. It does't really add any insight into the article and there's no context that might help readers see it as less ridiculous. So the anon has a point, in a way.

But the anon is definitely a problem. If his activity wasn't so bursty, I'd say semi-protection would be good, but it would be better if he would ust register an account and start acting like a real contributor.  ·  rodii  ·  15:48, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Why do you consider it 'weakly sourced'? I was emailed a scan of the relevant pages of the book - unfortunately, it's in Spanish, which I don't know much of, but I'm good enough with European languages to know that it backs up what the article says. Do you think the source is untrustworthy? --Malthusian (talk) 15:55, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
I don't mean it's unsourced--but it is just one source repeating a kind of throwaway comment. It's hard to tell anything without more context. If it was one of my students using that source, I'd ask them to see if they could dig up more material. But it's interesting that you have a scan rather than just a cite. Any chance you could email me a copy of that scan?  ·  rodii  ·  16:18, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
Oops, forgot to ask--what is "milk cartons" in Spanish?  ·  rodii  · 
I replied via email. Hope you've confirmed your address... --Malthusian (talk) 16:31, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
Yes indeed! Thanks.  ·  rodii  ·  16:33, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
Mmm... I probably should have mentioned that it wasn't to send you the scans, sorry. :X --Malthusian (talk) 16:35, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
Bastard! :\  ·  rodii  ·  16:48, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

RFA Thanks

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Thank you!
Thank you for your support in my recent RFA. It passed 53/1/2 and I am now an administrator. I appreciate that some of you made exceptions to your usual requirements re length of service and so on because we've interracted positively in the past, or because of my credentials, so I will endeavour to use my new mop cautiously. I'm always open to feedback and gently constructive criticism. If you're not an admin and need some assistance do of course please let me know. Thanks again --kingboyk 00:23, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

P.S. If you are interested in The Beatles, User:Lar has asked me to tag on a little note advertising the creation of a new Beatles WikiProject that we are currently setting up. Please sign up and help.

Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Lou franklin


An Arbitration case involving you has been opened: Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Lou franklin. Please add evidence to the evidence sub-page, Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Lou franklin/Evidence. You may also contribute to the case on the workshop sub-page, Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Lou franklin/Workshop.

On behalf of the Arbitration Committee, --Tony Sidaway 13:37, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

posted to my talk (Jesus)

User talk: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search

Thanks for your contribution, but we are trying to write an encyclopedia here, so please keep your edits factual and NPOV. Some readers looking for a serious article might not find them amusing. Remember, millions of people read Wikipedia, so we have to take what we do a bit seriously here. If you'd like to experiment with editing, use the Sandbox to get started. I hope you can help us out! --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 18:59, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

While I understand what you meant with this, I must say that I am trying to write an encyclopedia here as well. Having just taken a "Bible as Literature" class last semester, I am fascinated by Jesus as a charecter in a book. Charecters in Fiction was the closest I could come as I did not see a Charecters in Literature category. It wasn't vandalism. - 19:03, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Frederick William von Erdmannsdorff

Thank you for your translation! I have added a source information and listed the article on the Germany portal in the Announcement section. If you don't like having your article listed there, please remove it, otherwise, please add any other Germany-related articles you create there. Thank you, and happy editing, Kusma (討論) 02:37, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll do that in future. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 08:10, 7 March 2006 (UTC)


Admin mop.PNG Thanks for your support in my RFA. The final vote count was (66/2/3), so I am now an administrator. Please let me know if at any stage you need help, or if you have comments on how I am doing as an admin. Have a nice day! Stifle 17:02, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

Re : Nomination for adminship for (aeropagitica)

Admin mop.PNG Hello! Thank you for taking the time to vote for me in my recent request for adminship It ended successfully with a final score of (40/10/5). I value all of the contributions made during the process and I will take a special note of the constructive criticism regarding interacting with users in the user talk space. If you have questions or requests, please leave a message.  (aeropagitica)  17:38, 7 March 2006 (UTC)


Cyde.png This user thinks it is ironic that thanks for supporting Cyde's successful RFA came in the form of a userbox.

Here's a userbox for you. --Cyde Weys 04:15, 9 March 2006 (UTC)


it is not vandalism. I was asked if it is normal to be excited by such a picture and people need to know it is normal and ok. If you have repressed issues, that is fine, but it is not fair to repress others. that is my opinion. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) .

ok, i can see how 'pretty' can be considered an opinion, but someone said that cockatiels and cockatoos are not parrots, that is plain incorrect. They are hookbills, all hookbills are parrots, parrots are a colloquialism not a specific species, but no one has corrected that. Cockatiels and Cockatoos are indeed parrots, please correct this. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) .

I was adding that a parrot was pretty. I was reverted because that was only an opinion. I added the sentence that many people are of the opinion that a parrot is a pretty bird, and it was still reverted, i clearly stated it was an opinion and it was still changed back!!! What is up with that? I did what you guys said to do! I am adding it again unless you can explain to me how a parrot being considered pretty is neither fact nor opinion. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) .
i clearly stated it was an opinion and "lurker" still reverted it. Even though it was disclaimed as an opinion. There was another opinion in the article about how "attractive" parrots are. 'attractive' seems to be synonamous with 'pretty' if you ask me. also an opinion yet still part of the article. can you explain to 'lurker' you have discussed this with me and i am abiding by the rule???? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) .

Thank You!

Thank you for your thoughtful comments. Much more informative than "lurker's." I noticed that you and some or the articles use british versions of some words like you do in "colour." Wikipedia is not consistent in it's spelling versions as you can see the spelling 'color' used elsewhere. Don't you think it should be consistent? Considering most users of the site are Americans Wikipedia should use the American spellings of these words. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) .

Thanks for the revert

Thanks for reverting the vandalism on my user talk page. There are some very grumpy wikipedians out there. — ApolloCreed (comment) (talk) 21:07, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Iain Lee

I think the gay thing is a hoax - have you actually listened to the broadcast? Arniep 15:37, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

No, I did a Google search which made me think that it was true, and if it had been the radio programme would have been the source - how I got this impression I don't know because I did it again and couldn't find anything. Too early in the morning, maybe. I made a mistake in adding it. I've asked for a reliable source on Talk:Iain Lee and I'm not holding my breath. I hope that the article stays sprotected. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 15:45, 10 March 2006 (UTC)


Hi Sam: The rollback was a mistake. It may well be the first time that I have used the button and I have made an apology summary just as soon as I finished creating Mike Golding (which I then forgot to flag as a stub. I guess that I am out of practice here). Anyway, thanks for the good job of pointing out my error and explaining it nicely. —Theo (Talk) 17:41, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

The article "christian" vandalised

The article christian is vandalised. Fix please

Thanks for letting me know; I see you managed to fix it yourself, well done.
Vandalism happens, sadly. Most of the time it gets reverted very quickly - usually there's little point in asking someone else to fix it, because by the time they read your message and get to the problem someone else will have already seen it. I'm surprised it took as long as 2 hours to fix Christian. I only just saw your message because I was asleep when you sent it :-)
If you'd like to know more about stopping vandals, check the counter-vandalism unit.
By the way, don't forget to sign your posts on talk pages with ~~~~ to produce your name and the date. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 11:43, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

On my RfA

I have given much thought to your words.

Don't worry about not assuming good faith. I probably wouldn't have had either. I have thought about changing accounts, but since my RfA is already on my Ricardo Lagos account, I don't know if I should.

I'll think about withdrawing my RfA

Thank you for your kind words, Ricardo Lagos 23:12, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

(P.S.: Is my user name still an issue?)

I've following your advice and now am Ricardo Eduardo Lagos Cerda 23:31, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

Bob Eponge

Did Spongebob mention Attica? John wesley 13:35, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

I honestly couldn't say. According to the original reference that was inserted, it appears in an episode where Spongebob fantasises about being framed for a bank robbery. I didn't insert it - at one point I bundled the Al Pacino film and three of its meta-references into one paragraph, which included the Spongebob reference. I chose the references purely for variety rather than relevance or significance. If you believe it's wrong, I won't have any problems with you removing it. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 13:43, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

The Game


DO LIKE (Personal attack removed)? COD IM A FARMER AND I HAVE A DAUGHTER - PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM HER you (Personal attack removed) !!!!! you can have the sheep though —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 13:52, 13 March 2006 (UTC)


Would you be interested in becoming an admin? I haven't started digging into your contributions, but you seem to have qualities that I look for when voting support for admins (based on my cursory looks at your edit summary usage and your distribution of wikispace edits). Forgive me if I'm being too forward, I haven't contacted a person before about nominating them for adminship. =P --Syrthiss 17:07, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

I'd be honoured. I already do quite a bit of vandal fighting and have a general interest in the behind-the-scenes stuff at Wikipedia, so it's been in the back of my mind that at some point I'd try for the admin toolset for a while now. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 20:21, 14 March 2006 (UTC)
Alrighty. In trying to compile a distillation of you, I pulled the following links out of your history mostly at random. If you could give me a feeling whether you think this is representative or not (or want to suggest other gems in your opinion), I'd appreciate it.

--Syrthiss 21:12, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

I'm happy with all those edits. They cover pretty much all the bases of how I contribute, with the exception of original writing of which, admittedly, I do relatively little of (though what I consider a decent amount considering my lack of specialist knowledge). My own impression of my contribution history I'd leave to describing in the standard RFA questions 2 and 3 if I was nominated. Interesting that you found the guide to deletion for newbies; although I posted a link to it on Wikipedia talk:Guide to deletion this is the first time someone's mentioned it. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 22:43, 14 March 2006 (UTC)
I am thorough. ;). Ok, I'll get to work on the nom and let you know when its ready for you to look at, sign, answer questions, etc etc. --Syrthiss 13:11, 15 March 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 13:14, 15 March 2006 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Samuel Blanning is up. When you're done, either give me a yell here and I can take a look and put it up or you can put it up yourself (but if I put it up I can get a "FIRST SUPPORT!!111!!" ;) ). Good luck! --Syrthiss 13:48, 15 March 2006 (UTC)
After that overwhelming nomination, I can't possibly refuse to let you have the first vote :-). I've filled in the blanks and the Insert Name Here, post away. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 14:26, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

My user page

I wanted to stop by and thank you for the arguments you have made regarding the content of my user page. As I have indicated, I will abide by the community consensus on this issue, as soon as we have some idea as to what that is. I am convinced, as you seem to be, that the current policies do not prohibit the disputed link. Gratefully, Dick Clark 00:04, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. I hope that, despite my genuine suggestion to MONGO that he propose a policy rather than personally target you, this won't blow up into a wider version of the userbox war that covers the whole page instead of that which is found in little boxes. I found that tedious enough. No, we don't own our user space, but no, editors shouldn't take it upon themselves to remove material from someone else's user space except in extreme circumstances. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 00:14, 15 March 2006 (UTC)


i know im not... I just like to strick people. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tenusplayor (talkcontribs) 00:07, 15 March 2006 (UTC)


Sorry, there was a computer crash and a SessionSaver malfunction. My argument is up on the page now, and in it I use lots of time and effort to say "the difference is negligible, and "do justice" is a much better expression". --Kizor 00:07, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Ref desk

Thanks for the invitation to create an account, Malthusian, but I actually already have one. Just too lazy to sign in. Can you guess who I am? - 10:31, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

You're MacGyverMagic. [3]. Do I get a prize? --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 10:38, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Small world?

Were you a regular? There were a lot of great people back in the days :)  Grue  16:34, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Yes, I was. Small world indeed :-) --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 16:44, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Ian Lee

Worse than Gastrich on gays? are you serious??? Why do I keep tripping into these messes? KillerChihuahua?!? 00:16, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Gastrich is a time-consuming vandal but a straightforward one. The Iain Lee vandalism on the surface is a dispute over unreferenced material involving editors who are apparently too new to fully understand encyclopaedic standards of verifiability. And as the articles are only borderline notable and consequently have relatively few watchers, that means the vandalism hasn't been cut off as quickly as it might have been. The result is the mess you see at Talk:Iain Lee and elsewhere (like WP:RPP - you might have to check the history as admins routinely delete the influxes of unrelated crap about how homophobes won't allow this and that and no-one likes the edit the other made which was probably reverting vandalism). In short, it's the very opposite of straightforward. I hate making blatant errors, but if it was going to be anywhere it was going to be there. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 00:28, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
It does seem to be a disaster. My sympathies. KillerChihuahua?!? 01:04, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
I am adding indefuserblock notches to my belt at a furious pace. Soon my belt will disintegrate from lack of material. --Syrthiss 21:08, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Dispute on Iain Lee

You are right in your message to me, the Engagement claims and Homosexuality claims are deliberate attempts to subvert the article and should be so far as possible prevented. I will continue listening to the show all the time I can in order to confirm or deny the claims. JamieHughes

Acutally that isn't a repost

I had nothing to do with the article being put there, but you should know, that The article On Stephen Glicker isn't a repost. It's a completely new article on the same topic that apparently the creator did not know of the topic's history. Although the topic is still under discussion in the talk page, there is new and diffrent information in that article. For one thing, steve started and ran a multi-million dollar company called supernova inc for 8 years. Actually I was going to Tell you about that and ask you if based on that info you would concider changing your vote in the discussion. Here's the link to the site of the company he used to run: [4] I think that proves noteabillity (The NDA expired so we're allowed to talk about it now.) So would that info make you concider changing your vote from a delete to an undelete. (If so or if not please explain why). Obviously that article doesn't belong up till the debate is over, but the information is new and creadible and notable--Sgore 20:17, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

An Apology

I'd like to apologize for any bad first impression I may have made on you. As it seems, the debate itself has been lost on my part, and I am okay with that, (Maybe next year he'll be concidered more noteable and whether or not he is, you should check the site out sometime) eigther way I don't want you leave you with a sour opinion about me. I would never want to annoy anyone on here. And I am deeply sorry If I have. I know First impressions are the hardest to forget, but I'm asking you to forget this one. I got a little carried away with the sevierity of my comments. I really do want to be a constructive editor on wikipedia, And my actual edits to actual articles thus far have been. I hope I haven't been of anybother and again ask you to please not hold your first impression of me in that debate against me. I am Sorry.--Sgore 21:00, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

I have no bad first impression of you, believe me. You shouldn't be afraid to defend your opinions - I tend to do so for a little bit too long as well. You could maybe assume a little more good faith, as people might have been slightly annoyed at being accused of ignoring your arguments, but that's all I can say. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) ( T | C | A ) 21:10, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Obscenity Warning


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Warning: Please do not add obscenities to Wikipedia. Injecting unnecessary profanities, racially or sexually abusive comments, or provocative pictures to articles or user pages offends many people. Wikipedia treats such actions as vandalism and blocks people from editing for such repeated vandalism. Lou franklin 02:57, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Please subst user warning templates when you issue them. E.g. {{subst:obscene}}, not {{subst:obscene}}. It reduces the load on the servers. Thanks. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) ( T | C | A ) 09:22, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

My RFA withdrawal :(

Hello Samuel Blanning, it is my apologies to bring you that I've withdrawn my RFA. Due to the lack of experience, I would go under admin coaching first before trying again later. I would thank you for your vote in this RFA whether you voted support, oppose or neutral for me. I appericiate your comments (if you do have) you made and I hope to see you here in future. --Terence Ong 05:49, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

I'm greatly looking forward to supporting your next RFA. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) ( T | C | A ) 09:25, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Non-Admins List

Thank you for your understanding, to say that's a sore subject with me right now is a drastic understatement, i'm luckily down to about one nightmare about it a week or so. Karmafist Save Wikipedia 18:08, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Eat less cheese and have a mug of warm milk before you go to bed is my advice. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) ( T | C | A ) 18:10, 18 March 2006 (UTC)


I have no idea who did it! But it must be someone who is keen on my famine and sadly igonorant of the fact that no blogs are allowed in wikipedia. I'll post a notice on my user page. Thanks inky 05:29, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Ashley arnold

my work on a local boy football hero of pompy keeps getting deleted i caanot stress enough my anger in this

"Admin spamming"

I got dinged for linking my RfA in my sig. It seems to be deprecated. Just zis Guy you know? 17:16, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Hmm. Well, it's certainly not intended as spamming in the sense of garnering support votes, since anyone can follow it (I'm fairly sure the oppose vote followed my signature), but as long as it's possible that someone might object, I'll take it out. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) ( T | C | A ) 17:19, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Katelyn Faber

Could you weigh in at the bottom of the Talk Page for Katelyn Faber regarding the inclusion of an image of her? User:Tufflaw, who unsuccessfully tried to have the entire article deleted back in December 2005 insists on censoring/deleting it for extremely specious reasons, and I've been asked to gather a consensus. Please read the bottom two sections of that page. Thanks. Nightscream 19:03, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Or not. User:FloNight, who I trust, is also behind removal of the image. Just zis Guy you know? 23:13, 19 March 2006 (UTC)
I've already commented, but more informally: My basic opinion is that I'm not opposed to unflattering images of celebs, but there is a question of context here which isn't answered by Night's arguments, which basically boil down to "It's just a picture". I think the article is better without it. If there was a better picture, I would support having that at the top as illustration of the person and having the magazine cover to illustrate the scandal (I think that qualifies as fair use). But there isn't, so no. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 23:21, 19 March 2006 (UTC)


Hey, why did you leave a welcome message on my user page? I've been a member since 2003. Erosenfield

Yeah, but as you haven't edited that much (at least using that account) I seem to have been the first person to notice your empty talk page. :-) --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 23:01, 19 March 2006 (UTC)
Ah, let no man's talk page be empty! Erosenfield

Feral cat

Yeah you're right about the name of the states, duh I'm stupid. First time I've edited an article on wikipedia apart from spelling, but I felt I had to remove the blatant bias towards one point of view =/

-Matt —The preceding unsigned comment was added by MattCoffey (talkcontribs) 14:57, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

Apes and wall sconces

Hello. Affen = apes; wandbranchen = wall sconce, or just sconce. Hope this helps. --Easter Monkey 13:42, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. Apes it is, then. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 13:58, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Actually, I've taken a better look. Short of an actual picture showing them, I think that monkeys is indeed better.

Oh, and by the way, took a look at your suggestbot suggestions below...what articles do you have to edit for it to come back with anal leakage? Yikes! --Easter Monkey 14:22, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Anal leakage, probably. I think I reverted vandalism on it once. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 14:23, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

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Gang minutes

Thanks for the laugh. That was great.  :-) dbtfztalk 14:20, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

I'm honoured, I think :-). I took the liberty of moving it to BJAODN 43, since that seems to be the latest one. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 14:31, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

3rd Best Page in the universe.


this is Gothrix, owner of I've finally noticed some action was taken on the link removal/editing thing. This has been going on for some weeks now.

I mailed you guys, and let you know this, by the only thing I got in return was a poor reply.

Let me insert my mail and response below:

In the above mentioned article, there is a list of parodies on the Maddox site. I love his work, and I run , another parody.

But there's a problem with (another 3rd Best Page ...) The owner (Rob Hayes) keeps on removing mine and Haddox (and even others) links on Wikipedia. What can we do to stop him? Can he be blocked from editing that page? It's quite anoying and irritation that Rob keeps on removing our links (except the one of Rob is playing really childish, and I openly mentioned on my webpage that I know he's doing it ... but yet he continues to do so.

Can you help me?

(Sorry if this is the wrong address I've mailed to ... please forward it to the correct inbox.)

Regards, Gothrix


Dear Gothrix,

Thank you for your mail.

Wikipedia is a "wiki", which means that everyone can edit pages. The content of Wikipedia pages, including external links, is determined entirely by our volunteers rather than any official editorial team. In general, when at all possible, we prefer to include content in the articles themselves rather than linking to external sites. Links are generally reserved for sites that have significant content beyond the scope of an encyclopedia entry, and should be limited to only a few per article. These are usually official or academic sites; other categories such as forums and personal fan sites are discouraged.

Well, so far for that poor response. No actions were taken, and things kept on going its way. So I thought handling things myself and sent a mail to Rob Hayes (the owner of the other Third Best ...)

Mail I've sent:

Look, it's real immature to keep on removing those links. Just quit it, I'll leave yours there, if you leave mine.

Regards -- Gothrix

I haven't got any reply from Rob Hayes this far, and it has been days since I've sent that mail. The only response I've gotten is the removal/editing of the other links.

I don't know what to do. Can't you put the links back on, and block our IP's? Or lock that subject from further editing?

Regards, Gothrix

Well, no action has been taken yet. I'm planning to take some action that some might consider drastic, which is why I've floated it on the talk page first. As you know, my position is to remove all the Maddox clones, including yours, though Wikipedia:External links does say that 'one major fansite' may be included, so I'm going to look at all the websites later on and see which one qualifies.
The thing about Wikipedia is that it's a collaborative effort, so contacting Wikipedia's owners is not usually the best way to do things. Problems should be worked out with the people who edit the article on places like Talk:The Best Page in the Universe. You're welcome to join the discussion I've started there. I would recommend creating a username first as it makes it easier to follow discussions, and signing your posts with four tildes (~~~~), which produces your name and date. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 17:18, 21 March 2006 (UTC)


Thank you for this - you just made my day! *grin* — QuantumEleven | (talk) 17:07, 21 March 2006 (UTC)


Congratulations! It's my pleasure to let you know that, consensus being reached, you are now an administrator. You should read the relevant policies and other pages linked to from the administrators' reading list before carrying out tasks like deletion, protection, banning users, and editing protected pages such as the Main Page. Most of what you do is easily reversible by other sysops, apart from page history merges and image deletion, so please be especially careful with those. You might find the new administrators' how-to guide helpful. Cheers! -- Cecropia 16:45, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Congratulations. Here are what pass for words of wisdom from the puppy:
  1. Remember you will always protect the wrong version.
  2. Remember you must always follow the rules, except for when you ignore them. You will always pick the wrong one to do. (See #5)
  3. Remember to assume good faith and not bite. Remember that when you are applying these principles most diligently, you are probably dealing with a troll.
  4. Use the block ability sparingly. Enjoy the insults you receive when you do block.
  5. Remember when you make these errors, someone will be more than happy to point them out to you in dazzling clarity and descriptive terminology.
  6. and finally, Remember to contact me if you ever need assistance, and I will do what I am able.
KillerChihuahua?!? 17:18, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
DISCLAIMER: This humor does not reflect the official humor of Wikipedia, the Wikimedia Foundation, or Jimbo Wales. All rights released under GDFL.
Congratulations on your new mop! Sango123 (e) 20:18, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
Congrats! --Syrthiss 17:38, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
Congrats from here too! --Mmounties (Talk) Pawprint.png 20:36, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
Congratulations! (And that note was hilarious!) Kirill Lokshin 20:05, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Congrats, you'll make a fine admin! i enjoyed the thank you message. keep up the good work.--Alhutch 20:08, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
Congratulations Samuel Blanning, i'm lucky for supporting you:) Good luck Ugur Basak 20:08, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
Congrats!!! Shyam (T/C) 20:16, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Congratulations. Oh, and best RFA closing notice ever. -Colin Kimbrell 20:27, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Second that, I laughed out loud. That was great! KillerChihuahua?!? 20:44, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Congratulations, too. The notice was original, too. :D M o P 20:51, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Also loved the RfA thanks. Congratulations, I'm sure you'll do Wikipedia proud! - Wezzo (talk) (ubx) 20:51, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
  • LOL, congraulations congraluations congratulations! (Can't spell) :P - Cheers, Mailer Diablo 22:22, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

Patricia Kaas

Hi Samuel, I just dicovered ur translation of "my" German version of this article. U did really a good job. Best regards -- Dr. Shaggeman 21:28, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

HI, I Didn't do that to Ingrid Newkirk's page. I guess it's possible that someone tapped my wireless. It's unsecured at the moment. I wouldn't do that. I did however try to add a new entry on a singer Katharine whalen from the squirrel nut zippers which dissappeared. Which is the only activity I have performed here. hmm now i wonder which of my neighbors is out for Ms Newkirk.

David Sale


Updated DYK query Did you know? has been updated. A fact from the article Chinese House, which you recently created, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

Congrats on your adminship.

Man, now I'm pretty mad at myself, I had looked over your candidacy, liked what I saw, meant to vote, but for some reason did not (maybe I was close to time to leave for a flight, maybe a client walked in, maybe I found some good porn in another window, I dunno)... but anyway, I MEANT to, and now I missed out on getting a thank you! Your thank you is about the funniest one I've seen yet. Drat. Well, anyway, congrats and best wishes. ++Lar: t/c 20:51, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, congrats! And your thanks-for-my-RfA-support is absolutely the best I've ever seen. Cheers! Misza13 T C 20:57, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

Nice one Sam, echo Misza on the thx message, go gettem Deizio 21:01, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

Congrats Sam, glad to know my vote got counted. I also have to tell you that I really like your userpage design, can I possibly try and make my own version out of it, with your permission? Thanks, --Kash 23:43, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

Much of the layout and code is unashamedly nicked from User:Sango123 (actually I still need to thank him for that, will do so now). I didn't ask his permission, so you certainly shouldn't ask mine >:-) --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 23:58, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the thanks. :) I like your color choice. Regards, Sango123 (e) 01:29, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
Best wish for your adminship.--Jusjih 04:55, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Copyvio > AfD

Re [6], just to let you know that copyright problems take precedence always over AfD. If it's a copyright problem, the AfD can simply be ended immediately and the relevant speedy or blanking done. Copyright law is more important than internal Wikipedia processes. In this case, I don't think it really is a copyright violation, since it's presenting simple facts and they are not copyrightable in the US. Regards, -Splashtalk 21:13, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

I understood WP:CSD A8 to mean that if a copyvio has been around for longer than 48 hours, it can't be speedy deleted. Am I mistaken? --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 21:15, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
No, but it can (indeed, should) be blanked and taken to WP:CP rather than allowed to continue on AfD. The AfD is irrelevant if there is a copyright problem. (PS. My typo of "or" to "of" may have clouded my meaning, now fixed.) -Splashtalk 21:33, 23 March 2006 (UTC)



Wear the badge with pride :-) Just zis Guy you know? 23:59, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

No fancy picture here... but congrats on the adminship! :) Nephron 04:12, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
Congrats! You deserve this and good luck for the future! --Siva1979Talk to me 07:43, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
My pleasure, and congratulations! Jayjg (talk) 19:15, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
Congrats from me too!! Mushroom (Talk) 08:18, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
And me, nice work on the "ACME Auto-thanker", had quite a good laugh over that one :-) Good luck. 09:44, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Since you're the only admin I know(Congrats on that by the way)

When it comes back, I'd rather it come back through the proper channels, not like this: Someone turned the redirect left behind into an article (Apparently the IP that did so is from an Atlanta based communications company...odd) Anyway, I didn't really know who to tell this to. I still am fairly new here.--Sgore 15:18, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

I've deleted it per the earlier AfD result and its endorsement at WP:DRV. For future reference, content that has been previously deleted can be tagged for speedy deletion with {{db-repost}}. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 15:33, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Aktenzeichen XY... ungelöst

Nice translation! I wanted to suggest it at Template talk:Did you know, but then realized you already had produced a good one. Kusma (討論) 17:21, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Nice RfA thanker

Pretty funny stuff. That's really all I have to say... JHMM13 (T | C) 23:03, 25 March 2006 (UTC)


Just blanked his/her talk page again and threatened me... [7] Could you protect the page? Thanks. Hbackman 23:58, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Already done. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 00:00, 26 March 2006 (UTC)


Your Blocking of me is uncalled for. When I am unblock I will be sure to take up a complaint against you in order to have your administrative priviledges removed and/or you banned from wikipedia. I have not perpretrated one personal attack nor have I vandalized any page. All I have done is simply edited pages which are associated ewith my own account. So next time But out.


Oh and another Thing

Read the rules of semi-protection.... violating the rule aren\\\\\\\'t we Samuel

\\\\\\\"Talk pages and user talk pages are not protected as a rule\\\\\\\" from the semi protection page. _Sanka123_

Talk pages are regularly protected when the blocked person to whom the talk page refers continues to blank it, against Wikipedia policy. It\\\'s clear that you haven\\\'t been around long enough to figure out how things are done here. Why don\\\'t you learn the ropes here (how to get along with people, what\\\'s considered acceptable behavior and what isn\\\'t) before calling people out on policy? Also, kind of hypocritical to say someone\\\'s violating policy when you\\\'re dishonestly getting around your block, which is also against policy. Hbackman 01:33, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Page moves

Hi Samuel! Yes, I know about the move function. And I also used it. I didn't copy and pase the text. But with the article Famous People Connected with Prague it somehow didn't work properly. But I still suggest deleting the wrong spelling. --Sebesta 12:39, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Misspellings are quite frequently redirected to the right one. Usually the logic is "well if someone made this mistake, someone else might". --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 13:18, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Yes, I agree with you about that. But if it's only capitalization? If I search for "jan frantisek beckovsky" (uncapitalized), I am automatically redirected to the article Jan František Beckovský. That's why I suggested a deletion. --Sebesta 13:22, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

I think whether a misspelling or miscapitalisation is redirected or not purely depends on whether anyone's made the effort. Certainly I don't see any reason to delete a redirect once it's there. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 13:27, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Ok. I still do consider this redirect redundant and useless, but it's certainly not a big problem. We can let it be there. --Sebesta 13:31, 26 March 2006 (UTC)


I've extended the block to an indefinite one. Unfortunately, this sort of activity occurs on Wikipedia. --HappyCamper 16:46, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. I thought that was probably justified, but was going to ask on ANI first. You've saved me the bother. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 16:47, 26 March 2006 (UTC)
Anyway, such activity is what I would qualify as a misuse of the account's editing privileges on Wikipedia. I advocate applying these blocks sorts of blocks very sparingly though. Here is another example from a while back [8] - occasionally after a few days, sockpuppets will appear and re-upload the same image to the same filename. When an acocunt does that, in my book, another indefinite block is in consideration. However, more often than not, another administrator will catch it before you do! Notice in my edit summary I used a more euphemistic term for the image uploaded - that comes in handy when something appears more ambiguous. See you around! --HappyCamper 17:02, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Pretty Stupid If You Ask Me

Nothing dishonest about it. I am discussing the unfairness of the block. Since your current system disallows an unfairly blocked person from discussing their situation.... pretty stupid if you ask me. _Sanka123_ —This unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 16:52, 26 March 2006. related to these edits, and probably related to (Sanka123) --HappyCamper 17:07, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

the anon you just blocked

has a huge long-term history (2 archives worth!) of vandalism. 1hr seems far too short. SWATJester Flag of Iceland.svg Ready Aim Fire! 09:58, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

It's a shared IP, apparently used by Sceptre for one. Blocks are preventative, not punitive. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 10:00, 29 March 2006 (UTC)


Hi. Thank You for reverting the vandalism on my user page. - Aksi_great 11:53, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

No problem. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 12:02, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

New Palace

other half of this discussion is at User talk:Cfvh

Thanks for the message. I can finish the rest of the article this evening. I have been extremely busy lately and have only had time to pick around every so often. I am terrible with adding images, etc, so I hope it was no trouble that I didn't include them in the translation. I'll have the rest up at User:Cfvh/New_Palace in a few hours. Charles 20:27, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Would you happen to know of any usable images of some of the interiors of the palace? My guidebook has wonderful pictures, but I don't think using them would qualify as fair use. Charles 22:03, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
Oh, do be careful! When I was at the palace, every time I even tried to take my camera out of my pocket, I had someone yelling at me. Most of the rooms have someone stationed in them so they can catch people sneaking pictures. It really is a great place though. The floors are all warped and most of the mirrors are cracked... Very atmospheric though. Charles 22:27, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
I would much rather that you did it, as I haven't transferred pictures before and would probably mess it up. I hope it's not much trouble. But yes, the people stationed within the palace are terribly cranky in general. You also have to shuffle around in huge padded slippers across the floors. Charles 22:38, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
I am just finishing up the article now and will Wikify soon after. Charles 23:01, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
Okay, I wikified what I think are the main subjects and points of interest... I'm not sure whether dates are to be wikified or not, so I left them as is... Here it is: User:Cfvh/New_Palace. Charles 00:05, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Saw that

I saw you RfA related message - it was creative. So, now you are not a "normal user" like me. All the best. --Bhadani 15:37, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

re: DRV for myg0t

Several days ago, you recommended undeleting the article for myg0t. I'm not sure to what extent you based your opinion on the prior AFD discussions. Since your comment, I discovered that the second AFD discussion in question had been vandalized by an anon user between the closure of the discussion and the start of the deletion review. The vandalism obscured several valid comments and made the strict vote-count appear to be a "no consensus" decision. If the prior AFD discussion played any role in your decision, could I ask you to review the unvandalized version of the AFD discussion? Thanks. Rossami (talk) 19:13, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

It didn't. But thanks for letting me know. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 22:58, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

ISP Block of

I recently tried to edit a page from my school library and found that the IP was blocked. Figuring someone had fiddled with some articles earlier, I just moved down to the next computer. Same problem, the computer was blocked and with the same IP.

It appears, Mr. Blanning, that you have blocked every single computer within Lakeland High School from editing articles on Wikipedia. The IP that was blocked:

Please reconsider the block. True, high schoolers aren't the most mature people on Earth, but there is quite a large population of students that can't edit articles on Wikipedia as of present. Specifically, these students might have specific expertise based on electives they are taking.

Wikipedia is on the verge of being blocked from the school network entirely because too many users are citing it for school papers and the like, rather than using it for background informational research. Blocking our high school from editing articles will only make this process faster.

- Jason Wright, Lakeland High School (Galapagos29 23:07, 30 March 2006 (UTC))

I will unblock the IP for now and put a notice on the talk page to the effect that this is a school IP. (ARIN says it's registered to "BOCES Southern Westchester Lower Hudson Regional Information Center", so I didn't immediately clock it as a school IP or I wouldn't have blocked it for a full day in the first place [9].)
However, it will of course still be subject to temporary blocking if vandalism from this IP continues to be a problem. The blocks should be short though, enough to make the student bored and go away to have lunch or a fag behind the bike shed or whatever.
(I'm surprised your school is considering blocking all access to Wikipedia to keep students from citing it. I would have thought giving them bad grades and a 'See me' would be better, but maybe teachers aren't allowed to give bad grades anymore for PC reasons.) --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 23:16, 30 March 2006 (UTC)


The Sandwich of Exceptional Excellence The Sandwich of Exceptional Excellence (Potato Salad of Congeniality cluster, 1st. class) In Panis, Veritas.

This sandwich looked a lot tastier than the one for the "tireless contributor" and I figured you must be hungry after all that hard work you did on the Sanssouci article.  :) Thanks for jumping right in and continuing to move it forward. --Mmounties (Talk) Pawprint.png 03:34, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks! I moved it to my mantlepiece, or userpage, whichever :-) --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 09:43, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

mrhtmlhippie (

have a look at the question I just put up on the main question board and explain to me what is happenning with my entry . ( and no more video toughie warnings sans-explique , ya ?? ) Iamverywaiting !!!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mrhtmlhippie (talkcontribs) 30 March 2006

I thought it added nothing to our article on hippies, so I removed it. I already gave you a full explanation when you used your IP (talk · contribs) to insert the link, which is why I immediately escalated you to a final warning when you registered an account and added it again.
If you disagree you can ask on Talk:Hippie whether they think your link is suitable and attempt to gain a consensus to include it in the article. Click here to post a new message there. Please see WP:EL for our guidelines on what external links to include. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 08:21, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Lee Ible

Hi i can see you have visited the article on 'lee ible' which is me. it seems someone called 'the boogler' is wanting to humilate me in some way and is posting comments which are untrue and slanderous towards me. I hope you can do something about this and either have the artcle permantly removed or take action agaisnt the person/s behind this attack on my person.Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 08:48, 31 March 2006

(replied on anon's talk page, cced here as it's a shared IP and he may not see it there) I've given the user a stern warning that if he makes slanderous edits again, he will be blocked from Wikipedia. The user has made good faith edits in the past, so a warning is all I can do at this point. I will keep an eye on further edits to Lee Ible and TheBooger's contributions. I'm sorry you were attacked in this way, but it's gone now and will stay gone. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 09:13, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
I listed the article for deletion because it is a bit non-notable; there are only 2-3 entries on Google, and most from the same site. Correct me if I'm wrong, of course. _-M o P-_ 09:11, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
Someone who apparently plays sport for a national team would normally be notable. Notability of sportspeople is quite difficult to judge. But we'll see if it goes through, I don't object to the proposed deletion. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 09:13, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
Lee Ible (b.1984) is a Welsh field hockey goalkeeper who plays for Brooklands Manchester University Hockey Club and is fast becoming an established member of the Welsh national setup.He is expected to be given a chance in the first team in the upcoming set of matches after the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
I'm assuming good faith, but the part about the Welsh national setup seems a bit too vanity-like; I don't know, something just doesn't look right. I'm not trying to go delete-happy, but (trying to) resolve the issue. _-M o P-_ 09:15, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

lee ible deletion

Thanks for the speedy work regarding the 'lee ible' article. much appreciated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TAFFMASTER (talkcontribs)

Master of Puppets (talk · contribs) was actually the one who started the deletion process. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 09:16, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

set up some "social time"

yo, chill out guys.

its cool.

hey, friday nite is just a few hours away. call your favorite girl, put on some mood music, stretch out, and enjoy life. Ghetteaux don't need no stress. i give you a dapp, give it back for madd respect.

but most of all, relax. --Ghetteaux 15:11, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

No idea what a dapp is, but I'll chill if you chill. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 15:16, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

RE: Lee Ible

Hi, I am an old friend of Lee's. These pages have just come to my attention. I have no idea who this Boogler is, but all I can say is that Lee has never had a girlfriend and doesn't look like he'll get one and he does seem to be a bit xenophobic (I'm sure he won't mind me saying all this.) All I am saying is that, if I knew him a bit better, I would say these "rumours" are true. Sorry Lee, but it's time to face facts. ---- — Preceding unsigned comment added by MobberleyKirsty (talkcontribs)

I don't follow the sizzlingly scandalous world of hockey, so I wouldn't know. But as an encyclopaedia we have to adhere to our policies of writing from a neutral point of view and not presenting the original thought of our editors. That doesn't mean we can't mention criticism, but it does mean that we can only mention criticism that comes from a reputable source. E.g. if The Times or someone similarly significant wrote an article criticising Lee and questioning his sexuality, we could write "The Times has questioned Lee's sexuality and criticised his perceived anti-Anglicism" and cite the article in question. I don't think that's likely to happen :-) --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 18:46, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the award

I will use it wisely.  :) User:Zoe|(talk) 18:42, 31 March 2006 (UTC)


Barnstar of Humour3.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
For this comment which made my day end in a great mood.
Misza13 T C 21:38, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
Two baubles to stick on my mantlepiece in one day! Thanks :-) --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 21:46, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Bollywood and plagiarism

Thanks for cleaning it up. Good work. Zora 23:13, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Np. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 23:14, 31 March 2006 (UTC)