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Myles Heskett

Sup, I was just wondering why you deleted my research when I clearly had the links to refer to. It was from an article I found from the internet and it clearly said in the interview that he did do some Rock and Roll Stage antics during many of his shows.

I'm kinda new to the whole editing for Wikipedia so i'm sorry if you thought it was spam but I really think that my research on the subject (cause I saw it on Youtube first, wanted to make sure before I edited) has gone to waste.

If you could somehow reverse it and help me verify my sources, I'd be deeply obliged.

IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT ME: ---> Email is: —The preceding unsigned comment was added by

(A response to that stupid response I got) Ok. When is the word sup informal? Damn man, you gotta be the biggest nerd ever. This is the internet , bro. If you care about Grammar so much, shouldn't you be an English teacher instead?

Learn to take it like a man next time. I wasn't trying to offend you but that dumb comment ranting on how it's so "informal" just ticks me off.

Man, I hate admins.

Seriously. unsigned comment was added by

Watch what you're doing

Before you go about blindly reverting and reformatting, please read the page. You changed every usage of "Imagin" to "Imagine" at List of Kamen Rider Den-O episodes saying it was a "Vandalism spelling." In the context of the show, Kamen Rider Den-O, Imagin are the monsters that are fought, and it is spelled as "Imagin" by the production company. You then undid a translation claiming "user is crufting page." I don't understand what that's supposed to mean, but I want you to watch what you do. I don't want to delete your monobook.js for this if I see you performing similar edits in the future.—Ryūlóng (竜龍) 01:53, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

[See user's talk page for disgusted reply] ScarianTalk 02:10, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
Ryulong probably came off the wrong way in leaving a message to you, but I'm sure he means for the best. The misspelling could've tricked anybody, but there really was no massive IP change as you say. However, Ryulong could've surely left a more polite message, and in turn I'm sure you would have left a polite reply. This conflict needn't be spread any further. The page is still fine, and I'm sure we can all overlook this small blip of misunderstanding. Floria L 02:56, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
No problem. We all make small errors sometimes. Floria L 03:03, 29 July 2007 (UTC)


"black child is a nigga" - You spelt 'nigger' wrong and you made a racist personal attack on someone. As you know, this is not allowed on Wikipedia. Please take your racism elsewhere and contribute positively to Wikipedia. Thankyou. ScarianTalk 21:39, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Whoa there Scarian, did you look at the edit history involved or just jump the gun here. To point you to the facts; first I reverted the edit when I realized that this was not vandalism as noted here [1]. Second, after I reverted my edits I “Apologized” to the editor involved as noted here [2]. Before accusing another editor of racism best get your facts straight by reviewing the edit histories involved and look at the individuals edit history you are accusing of this, as per Wikipedia policy before make this type of allegation. Thank you. Shoessss |  Chat  23:33, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
Okay, my apologies, it may not have been you that put the racism there in the first place, but you did put it back in saying: "this is not vand." What the hell is that? You put the "black child is a nigger" back into the article. Why? Apart from not being written properly, what purpose and context does it serve? This is the change that you made, putting the said quote BACK into the article [3]. And this is the edit comparison of User:The-G-Unit-Boss removing the vandalism [4]. You want to explain this to me? 'Cause I'll be honest with you, I'm pretty darned stumped as to why an established user would call a random racist quote "...not vand." ScarianTalk 23:46, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
First of all my apologies Scarian I should not have come off as having the higher ground. In re-reading the edits made, I too jumped the gun! Yes, you are right, in that my reverts do come across as racism, and sorry to say I now have to explain why. As you noted, my first revert would have been appropriate in that it eliminated the sentence in question and if you look at the edit history on the page of as posted here [5] you will notice I gave him/her a final warning for the edit. However, something made me rethink the warning and the post and I went back and reviewed the article. Sorry to say the category just under the area I edited was the paragraph on DJ Khaled and to be honest, thought his/her edit was an explanation on the term nigga. Thus, I reverted my original edit as non-vand . Hope this explains what happened. Again my sincere apologies. Shoessss |  Chat  01:56, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Buddy, no worries mate. Apologies also for my angry reply. It just seemed totally strange that this had occured. But don't worry, it's all over now. Have a good day. Take care. Pat. ScarianTalk 02:20, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi, I've seen that you have sorted this problem, and rather well too!, just thought id let you know that I'd noticed. It was a very sicky situation lol. Anyway, Thanks for helping. --The-G-Unit-Boss 09:41, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

User talk:

I spotted it and blocked him straight after I blocked the named account. Thanks for your help. --Stephen 1-800-STEVE 07:59, 30 July 2007 (UTC)


PS: Sorry for coming off a bit aggressive at first! I need to get out more! Fgla86 08:34, 30 July 2007 (UTC)


Thank you for letting me know. I will go and have a look. I am unsure if i can revert the vandalism, it might need a admin. Thanks again Delighted eyes 02:22, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for getting back to me on my page. I believe the problem is lack of user ettiquette on their behalf. I think the problem may be that they dislike British English or that they have deleted some thing else and simply left it to look like that on the history. That said I should be being more careful with my edit summaries as nothing has changed from my last edit. Unsure what to do about it so I guess I leave it. They seem to be having an edit war over there so possibly possesivness. There was a comment in the epiloge about the Simpsons which was invisable so it is possible they have deleted that with out seeing my previous proof reading edit in that area of the page. Definately being more careful with edit summaries. Thanks again unsure of your country of origin but have a nice morning or night with love Delighted eyes 02:41, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
Not sure why I am not in bed really although I could ask the same question. I spose my reason is cronic insomnia and possibly some thing else. I noticed from above that they had deleted a invisable comment from the epiloge which I didn't delete as it was funny and I wasn't sure if it was true or not. Have not had any probs yet as I mostly back down and leave them to it plus don't edit busy pages like Harry often. Not worth rowing about. Although things like the previous revert are annoying. I noticed a comment on one of there talk pages from an ip complaining about a similar thing. Nice to find a fellow Brit and a nice one to Delighted eyes 03:28, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
Would love some tea ty. Deep financial trouble mostly and a lot of ciggarettes, missin DH poss, number of things. Hoping it doesn't rain could be another Delighted eyes 03:48, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
student, prof smoker, substance use expert/worker in spare time. (DH/dear hubby). No sugar ty Had a filling was not pleasant in fact I have 2 fillings now. Am peckish could do with a biscuit had an oranage earlier Delighted eyes 04:08, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
would love sandwich ham and mayo, chicken and mayo is good. He is away for night every other. I guess I am both user and worker but i don't deal with clients just other stuff to do with drug services.Delighted eyes 04:18, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Re: Harry Potter Stuff

Thanks for your comment on my talkpage. I did not mean to imply that you had done anything wrong, I was merely stating my opinion that it was a valid entry to include in the book's criticism section. I apologise if you took offense, or if you felt I was telling you that you did something wrong, which I assure you was not my intention. Lilac Soul (talk contribs count) 09:08, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Re question

Hi again; apologies for the late reply (busy RL with my kids off school!). Firstly I should mention that WP is probably not the best place for this, as your questions don't relate to Wikipedia. That said, I'll answer here as best I can, although if you want to follow up it might be better to use the 'email' link on my user page ;) OK then, here goes:

The obvious (and least helpful) answer is "join up and find out" - but in all fairness I won't leave it there ;) There's also the caveat that my experiences will be different to other people's experiences, but I can hopefully give you a general flavour as to how it was for me. I joined the Royal Corps of Signals, which is a technical corps and the largest in the Army (at the time in the late '80s/early '90s around 13,000 strong). This meant that there were good prospects for promotion and a wide variety of postings, normally to a signal squadron attached to another unit to provide communication facilities. A high proportion of signals soldiers (called 'scalies' or 'bleeps' by everyone else) are technically qualified experts; many even hold scientific degrees. Most soldiers are though now - the days of unqualified knuckle-draggers are long gone, except maybe in the paras ;)

You'll probably already know about the technical aspects of army life from the brochures, so what I'll do is describe it from a more personal POV. What I mostly remember from my Basic Training is long days, short nights, endless physical training and permanent aches, pains and tiredness. I spent an inordinate amount of time washing and ironing kit (usually last thing at night when it eats into your sleeping time) then getting it dirty again the next day. You quickly develop the ability to catch up on sleep when you can - a ten-minute kip on your bed between activities can make a lot of difference ;) There were quite a few times when I honestly wanted to quit, such as on stag (guard duty) in the small hours of the morning on a 3-day exercise; tired, cold, dirty, wet, smelly and bored. British soldiers have made an art form of taking the piss, and Army humour is very dry, sarcastic and can be pretty abrasive about everyone and everything. One of the most common whinges is all the 'bullshit' - this covers everything from pointlessly polishing boots every night only to have them wrecked by 0700 the next day, to being 'beasted' by the troop sergeant for some minor thing that wasn't your fault (but don't try denying it!), to trying to get replacement kit from the quartermaster (usually a 45yr old warrant officer who reached his promotion ceiling 15 years ago and hates his job). The pay isn't great, but because all expenses are deducted at source most soldiers have nothing to spend it on except beer and sweets (yes, squaddies eat more sweets than schoolkids!). The bad times tend to be really crap, but the good times are great - you make very close friendships because of the shared adversity, much closer than anthing you'll find in civilian life. To get lyrical for a moment, as a soldier you are one of the chosen, and have the feeling of belonging to a tradition and organisation much bigger than yourself. There's an army saying: "There's only three types of people: civvies, soldiers and ex-soldiers"... it's true.

If you want to get a good flavour of army life, and the British Army mindset, you could have a look at [ARSSE], which is a site run by soldiers that includes a forum and a wiki(!). Hope all this helps, all the best EyeSereneTALK 13:41, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

i was plannin on editing it

some kid on a boa4d point blank said he posted pie. i decided to do that comment so he could see it. after he sees it i was gonns delete my post and his. but u already did it so its all good —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Alright mate, fair enough. I will remove the warning, but, try not to make edits like those. Instead of showing the vandal that he is a prick, just remove the vandalism instead :-) I can see you have good intentions, buddy. Why not make an account? :-) ScarianTalk 05:44, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

i have an account but i use it when i feel like it —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Er... alright then. ScarianTalk 05:44, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

G-Unit Racism

Hi, Thanks. When I reverted it, I couldn't establish who actually put the racism. I looked at his edit history and he had just reverted a piece of vandalism too. I didnt want to wrongly aaccuse him so I didnt put a warning. Thanks for checking and warning him for me --The-G-Unit-Boss 10:32, 28 July 2007 (UTC)


np - fun article! GiveItSomeThought 09:52, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Reply + request for assistance

Talk page archive bots is a topic I'm not familiar with. Even when I was a logged user I always arch'd my own talk page manually. My regional weather has been amazing and Wiki has been losing out to my bicycle. Since I have your attention... could you add List of heavy metal bands to your watchlist. Twice today I've had to rm a fancruft favourites list... loosely attempted as a unreferenced "Influential" list. It's cruft... pure cruft. Lists are already full of that. The editor seems determined to input his faves. I've rm'd it twice. Three strikes and I'm out. Some help would be much appreciated and thanks! It was good hearing from you. As always... have a nice day and... Ahoy! :D . 17:51, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Franks Casket

Perhaps you could better expalin your objection to my edits of the translation. I don't think that any of the words I used detract from the meaning and each of them more accurately translate the Old English. "ahof" is the past tense of "hebban", meaning "heave" and so should be translated "hove". "gasric" is an alternate spelling of "gesarig" meaning "sorry" rather than "sad" and "greut" is "grit", like on sand-paper. "twoegen" is an alternate spelling of "twegen", meaning "twain." "foede" means "fed" rather than "raised." And finally, Latin "-caestri", with the meaning of city or fort, exists in English as "-chester" as in "Worcester" and "Manchester", or in the diminuetive form "castle."-- 18:53, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

George Wittman

Some Bot told me that you had elected my page about Mr. Wittman for speedy deletion. I am trying to write a bio on every person who has acted as Chief of Police in San francisco since 1851. Please remove your speedy deletion tag because each of them has significance to the city of my birth. Hank chapot 01:01, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Re: Michelle Kwan

I took out the revision because some of the things that "needed" citation are very common knowledge. I was under the impression that if something is common knowledge, it doesn't need to be cited. I didn't remove it for no reason. I'm very careful when doing edits. If you have an issue with the edit then write back. Please don't assume I'm new and hap hazardously edit articles for the fun of it. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 18:21, 23 July 2007 (UTC).

[See user's talk page for reply] ScarianTalk 19:57, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Re:Michelle Kwan It's not rude but I think you're being very rude and condescending. People remove things on Wikipedia all the time and I'm sure many of the things removed were thought to be necessary by someone. That's why it's Wikipedia. It can be changed. Articles will be changed. If Wikipedia doesn't want random people editing articles, then perhaps it should look into only allowing a few people it to edit it. Also, it's not just common knowledge to me. Google Michelle Kwan and those events will pop up all over the place. Talk to any figure skating fan about what an editor said needed citation, it will be very common knowledge to them. Go to USFSA figure skating website and search Michelle Kwan. Again, those facts will pop up. So it seems like those facts are very common knowledge available in a variety of sources. Please delete your message as I have read it already. Everytime I go to a page on Wikipedia the alert is there and it is annoying. You want to put the tags back in. Just stop sending me messages please. 20:03, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Hooah, I will add in the citations myself. You fail to understand though... Statements require citations as per Wikipedia policy. I, myself, and everyone else who doesn't know Michelle Kwan [Practically anyone who doesn't follow ice skating]], would want to know if she did actually do those things [I can't even remember anymore]. And I'm sure I didn't sound condescending, if I did I apologise, sweetness. I will add in the citations. ScarianTalk 20:07, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Re: The Storyteller

You must have me confused with another writer: I did not make the changes to the Hans My Hedgehog discussion that you termed "vandalism." I did change the page on The Storyteller, but all I did was add Miranda Richardson to the list of now-famous actors who appeared on the show early in their careers. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:59, 23 July 2007 (UTC).

Very odd that my IP address shows up making those edits. Honestly, I didn't do them. And the one change that I did make to that page is still there! Perplexing indeed... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:03, 23 July 2007 (UTC).

Okay, I now understand the situation, and I must offer a sincere apology. As Monk would say, "Here's what happened:" My 14-year-old daughter was here with me at work that day, and she logged in as me on a machine in the next office. *She's* the one who edited the Hans My Hedgehog synopsis. I guess I'm indirectly responsible, not only because I gave her access to the Internet without supervision, but since I'm the one who had shown her The Storyteller series. Anyway, sorry about that! At least the mystery is solved... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 12:45, 24 July 2007 (UTC).

"Hung out"

Just saw your edit(s) on Nirvana, I think "hung out" is just as vague and, perhaps, too informal. It is a colloquial term... Might I suggest a substitute for "hung out" is in order? ScarianTalk 20:45, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

I don't think "hung out" is that bad. If you can find a suitable synonym, I'd be okay with it - but I don't think one exists. (Not that it matters, but that phrase survived the FA process.) "Were present" doesn't come close - "Hey, what'd you do at Bob's house? Oh, we 'were present'." "Loitered" is probably the closest, but has unacceptably negative connotations. I'll look and see how Azerrad described it in Come As You Are (which is the source for that statement), but I honestly don't see any overriding reason to change it. -- ChrisB 21:13, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
Sorry to jump in on this, but "frequented" is an acceptable term that you could use. Another would be "attended" depending on the scenario, but I think "frequented" would be more appropriate in this case. --lincalinca 06:07, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

It's all good (Nirvana)

Hey, I've done it too. No sweat. It's actually 90.2 million according to that list (and according to some sources, it's actually over 100 million) so I've put it down as 90, but I've moved it down a bit because it was already included (have a glance at my last edit). --lincalinca 06:04, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Victoria Beckham reply

Don't worry, I've removed the edits from the article. The entry was really rubbish and very messy. This article has probably got more hits now that there is more publicity surrounding the Beckhams, so Wikipedia can't run the risk of the article looking really shabby. I've placed the entry on the talk page so people can discuss whether it should be in the article and whether the references are reliable. Great for looking out for the article, many thanks! Eagle Owl 17:32, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

re: question on my static page

Reverted poorly composed content again. I don't think our Petey pusher speaks english as a prime language. I have time time to do any great repair jobs. When you're trying to fix a matter what you do to it... it's still a turd. Thanks, as always for the backup. Nice to know you're kicking around. 22:59, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

I am out for the rest of the afternoon. If the owner makes anymore trouble... AfD it. I wil check back in later. 17:59, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
Your advert article got turfed.... good job! 1 crappy useless article gone.... 1,283,567 useless/crappy article left on Wikipedia to go. Have I ever mentioned my disdain for "Wiki-inclusionists"? They are the scourge of all quality on this project. Nearly 1.8 million articles on English Wikipedia... and 1.3 million of them are pure junk. In twenty years when we are having this same discussion... remind me of why I'm here..!?!?!
BTW congrads on getting VandalProof approved. Nice little tool for vandal htunting. I am... or at least was... VP powered. As an anon I am not awarded such toys. But, I'd much rather be an anon than a logged user anyday. Remember On the days when the VP user list is corrupt and you can't use it until the mods fix it... don't forget.... you can always just "edit" articles to y'know :D . Enjoy your VP experience... be wary with the rollback buttons(I never made any blunders.... but I've seen hundreds of them) Popups, Twinkle... they're all good for squashing bugs. Ahoy! 12:46, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

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Welcome to VandalProof!

- Thank you for your interest in VandalProof, Scarian! You have now been added to the list of authorized users, so if you haven't already, simply download and install VandalProof from our main page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any other moderator, or you can post a message on the discussion page. Daniel 04:13, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

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- - "An extra comma in there... Is that okay... I like your page btw."

- - I didnt even notice that! And, assuming you read my page, I'm not going to be a bitch to you :) Thanks for commenting on my page! THROUGH FIRE, JUSTICE IS SERVED! 06:45, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

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I play a wide genre of games; ragning to mario, zelda (nintendo), to bloody hack and slash games (BloodRayne) THROUGH FIRE, JUSTICE IS SERVED! 06:53, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

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- - Hi, Just thought I would say thanks for your edit to G-Unit. When we frequently edit articles like these we dont normally find these mistakes.

- - Thanks again

- --The-G-Unit-Boss 19:47, 16 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi, Thanks for the barnstar!. Its nice to see that people appreciate your work. - Thanks! --The-G-Unit-Boss 20:32, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

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Your edits....

- - I just want to say thanks alooooooottttttttt for your vigilance on wiki entries..... I never talk on the userpages and i hardly ever edit but I was very thankful when I noticed your efforts of going through pages to correct them (ESPECIALLY colloquial terms, nothing can ruin an article quite like slang. Using the terms 'diss' or 'beef' [or any other type of slang] immediately begins to portray that an article was written by middle-school preteens). Keep up the GREAT work!!!

- Wiseblood1 23:50, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

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Myles Heskett

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- Ok. When is the word sup informal? Damn man, you gotta be the biggest nerd ever. This is the internet bro.

- - Learn to take it like a man next time. I wasn't trying to offend you but that douchebag comment ranting on how it's so "informal" just pisses me off.

- - Man, I hate admins.

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Naturally slang is informal seeing as it's used in a colloquial setting, sweetness. I stated that I prefer not being greeted with 'sup', as I dislike the informality. It was not a rant. I actually spent a fair bit of my time trying to help you cite sources and be a better contributor. Sometimes, people like yourselves make me doubt whether I should help people. And that's not a good feeling, "brother". I'm not a "nerd", neither am I an admin. "Douchebag"? What's a douchebag? And pisses you off? I don't expect anything in return for my helping you, but some civility would've done fine - as it pisses me off when people aren't civil. ScarianTalk 11:34, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

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RE: Columbinus

- Sorry, but I cannot help you. Lach Graham 06:37, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

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re: Wiki-faith and the AGF bandwagon

- You're seeking strength from a foul-mouthed librarian/Motorhead fan :D ??? AGF is a harsh wiki-rule to follow. I've been here a long time. My own personal AGF is stretched so thin it holds no water. Daily I have to "backspace" many harsh edit summaries and replace them with standard policy quotes because of my ever growing AGF impairment. I diligently cling to the AGF bandwagon by my fingernails and hope I can maintain for another day. It's easy to SAY just forget about it and move on. But it's not easy to actually DO that sometimes because you're trying to be dedicated to all aspects of the project. But.... in the end... you just have to forget about it. If you are dedicated(and I believe you are) you will be here a lot longer than any of the vandals/spammers/pov'rs and soapboxers that come and go here everyday. If you have a bad experience with an editor... you can be fairly sure that the troublesome editor will probably not last too long and you won't cross paths with them again in the future. I get nasty remarks left on this Static IP talk page every now and then. I simply remove them with the edit summary "back under the bridge with ye" and move forward. It's not as easy when you are a 'login'. You have an identity here and a "virtual personality" so an insult becomes more direct and personal as well. I've certainly been there. By the time I rejected my user account to become an anon my userpage had been vandalised by over 100 users. Some of them were multiple repeaters who would come back to Wiki every three months with the sole purpose of vandalising my page. I learned to AGF, to maintain dignity and civility... and to just walk away. The positive experiences more than outnumber the bad ones. And that is why I am still here. Have a nice day and... Ahoy! :D 12:47, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

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- Pie76 (talk · contribs)the troll you just rv'd on the Nirvana article is the newest sockuppet incarnation of User:Dragong4, User:Zabrak and newly blocked User:Zephead999. This user is a parasite and needs to be stumped at every turn. I have alerted Alf to his presense but in the meantime feel free to follow and rv at will until he gets tripped up. 16:35, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

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List of ethnic slurs

- - What are you doing? I am not vandalizing the page. I am an American - I wanted to make some corrections. "WASP" is not a slur, but "Honky" is. Why do you object? 21:09, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

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Hi friend, are you sure it was List of ethnic slurs? Because that is blocked to unregistered users. I'm sure it was a different article. Plus, if I did revert your edit(s), it was probably for a good reason or AGF... I'll look into it if I find it and get back to you. ScarianTalk 21:27, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

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Okay, after find[ing] the said article... I must've reverted them for some reason or other. Even though this occured only a few minutes ago, I can't, for the life of me, remember why. Something must've made me suspicious at one point. My apologies, would you like me to restore the article to your last previously edited version? ScarianTalk 21:27, 20 July 2007 (UTC)


My RfA

- - Well, I was looking for a prettier way to do this, but I'm not very artistic, so I'll just say thank you for your support in my RfA, which was closed as successful. I look forward to serving the community in a new way. Take care! -- But|seriously|folks  08:31, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

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reply re: gear

- My main guitar is a 1977 cherry Gibson SG. I bought it brand new when I was in high school. It's been my favourite guitar for almost 30 years. I also own a late 90s white Gibson SG which I've modified with all new hardware and EMG pickups. I have a 1968 sunburst Fender Telecaster and an Epiphone Casino. I've had the Tele for about 20 years... it's a great guitar. The Casino was my first guitar. I got it a few years before I got the '77 SG. It's an amazing guitar too. I've had ESPs and Jacksons in the past but they are more like novelty guitars... I prefer older model classics from Gibson, Fender, Epiphone and Gretsch.. etc. For amps I have an ancient 4x12 HiWatt cabinet that I got around the same time as the '77 cherry. It came with a Marshall head which I didn't like too much. I bought a 1974 HiWatt custom 100 head around 1982 and have used it ever since. I have a couple of smaller amps too. A Fender Vibrolux and a Vox AC30. The Fender is the best all-round amp I've ever owned. But, like I said before, working in a quiet University library all day... when I go home I want volume. And the HiWatt will peel paint off the walls. It's a fun toy. I play a lot of small clubs and coffee houses on free weekends but that is usually acoustic stuff. Folk, Country-blues, Celtic... etc. I have a couple of acoustic 6 stings + a 12 string... all handmade by local Canadian luthiers. I also have a banjo, a mandolin and a mandola. They're all fun to play. When I plug in and play the odd club it's usually 60s-70s hard rock stuff... Cream, The Who, The Stones, Zep, Floyd... jam band stuff like the Allman Bros... a mish-mash. I've played in punk bands, I've played in country bands, I've played in thrash/speed metal bands, I've played in blues bands... I've played at a thousand weddings, I've played at a thousand funerals... I've covered it all over the years. It's a fun hobby. 13:50, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

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John Dunstable move to John Dunstaple

- - Please note that renaming a page should be performed by using the "move" tab at the top of the page. Otherwise the page history gets lost. See [[[WP:MOVE]] for more information.

- - This can only be fixed by an administrator, and I have marked the John Dunstaple article with {{db-histmerge}} to request that it is fixed. By the way, I quite agree with you that if Dunstaple is the preferred form of his name, then that is what the article should be called. JonH 14:27, 12 July 2007 (UTC)



- I declined to delete & removed the speedy notice from the article on George Wittman. Please read WP:CSD -- the criterion for speedy deletion is not claim of notability, and saying one is a police chief of a large city is certainly a claim to notability. He probably is notable for WP purposes, not just claiming to be, but the article could certainly use more exact references. If you wanted to improve it, that would be very helpful. DGG (talk) 01:34, 10 July 2007 (UTC)


Article just seemed too iffy, my apologies. Thanks anyway. ScarianTalk 01:49, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

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thanks for the heads-up

- I've had problems with that particular user for quite awhile. They don't seem to grasp policy or guideline very well. I believe they may not use English as a first language.or if they do that simply aren't very capable with it :D . I've already got my admin friend Wiki alf helping me with a couple of other articles that are being crufted out of shape. I can't ask him to help on this one. I will keep an eye on it and try to clean it paragraph by paragraph. Thanks for twinkle-toes rv's on it. Editing is one thing. Deleting maintenance tags is vandalism and you were spot on in reverting those. Have a nice day! 17:36, 10 July 2007 (UTC)


The user is still attempting to rm tags and re-add unref'd pov and cruft... sigh. If you could keep it in your watchlist for now I would appreciate it. I will also alert an admin friend or 2 if it keeps up. Ahoy! 17:59, 10 July 2007 (UTC)


I am well known(strange for an IP eh?) It would take an awful lot to get me blocked. If you are trying to contribute in a positive way, following edit policies and, in turn, rm'ing poor edits that ignore policy.... you won't get blocked unless an "all high n mighty" admin privilege abuse happens. I won't explain my history. If you want you read all about me in my post at the boottom of User:Sue Wallace's talk page. Then maybe you'll see what I mean about 'block immunity'that being said, you watch... some pr*ck will step up an block me... :D Thanks for you help! 18:14, 10 July 2007 (UTC)



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A small token for dedication to Wikipedia and positive/civil contribution to the Wiki-community. 18:36, 10 July 2007 (UTC)



Edit Summary: name one song that grohl played piano on

- Even though it would be insatiably difficult to find a source for it: Dave Grohl can be seen playing piano on the 'Times Like These' Acoustic [version] video. One can assume that he did play piano in the song. If I find a source I will add it back in, is that okay with you? ScarianTalk 20:51, 6 July 2007 (UTC)


Being unsourced is only part of the problem. The real issue is notability. Cobain played drums on "Seasons in the Sun", but that doesn't mean that we can count that as one of his instruments. Cobain is not regarded as a drummer; Grohl is not known as a piano player. (That's why it's been kept out to date.) Anybody can sit with an instrument and poke notes - it takes more than that to be regarded as a player.


BTW - if you want to open up either of these subjects on the relevant article discussion pages, it's fine by me - I like having a broad range of opinions when it comes to content changes (ie, I don't always have the right answer). -- ChrisB 21:13, 6 July 2007 (UTC)


Vandyke Upper School

- It's all on the school website. Why? -DearCatastropheWaitress 14:58, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

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Talk:Andrea James

- - Hi, and welcome to Wikipedia. You make some very good points re. the personal information and unsubstantiated accusations over on that talk page. As a result and in deference to all, I have deleted the remarks for the edit history. Thanks for bringing that up - good call! - Alison 23:05, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

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London Bridge Hospital

- Not advertising, these are facts. I suggest you follow this link (Hospital Corporation of America- also available in the article!) if unconvinced. StephP 14:19, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

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Listen mate, go ahead, involve an administrator. Otherwise read the references I provided in the article and you will soon discover that not only am I correct in the article, but whoever wrote the article on HCA is also right. A simple google will give you many more references should you remain unconvinced. (BTW, I hope CNN is independent enough for you). I suggest in the future you use the [citation needed] tag yourself rather than deleting information you are unfamiliar with. StephP 17:50, 8 June 2007 (UTC)


  • I'm glad that you've added in the citations as you should have done in the first place. Good work, buddy. Scarian 19:20, 8 June 2007 (UTC)


No problem mate, maybe I was a bit sharp myself. I personally try and use the [citation needed] tag myself, as Wikipedia WP:CITE policy suggests deleting material for which no source is provided after a challenge. StephP 00:42, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

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Opposition to US Foreign Policy

- - Hey, if you could help out with this article, it would be awesome. I'm wasting too much time taking care of Ultramarine's silliness. Cheers! Murderbike 19:38, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

- - Well, I spent hours finding sources for so much of the stuff that wasn't cited, which most definitely should've been cited. But he keeps adding silly little tags, without reading sources, claiming that the sources don't verify the info and whatnot. But generally, just to keep an eye on it, he has a habit of blanking info from articles with no explanation. And adding tags where they're not needed. Really, the article does need some cleaning up, and i've tried to do a little while doing all the sourcing, but only so many hours in the day, ya know? Anyway, thanks for whatever you can do, Cheers! Murderbike 19:49, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

- - hi if you could read MB's talk page again I'd appreciate it.Esmehwp 20:10, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

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No worries. [[User:Scarian|<span style="color:red">Scarian[[User:Scarian|<span style="color:red">Scarian</span>]]).]] 22:13, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

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You helped choose carbon dioxide as this week's WP:ACID winner



Thank you for your support of the Article Improvement Drive.
This week carbon dioxide was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help.


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Re.Thank you :-)

- - glad to help happy editing :} ♥Fighting for charming Love♥ 22:42, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

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