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Belated thanks[edit]

Thanks for the Barnstar! I was on an extended wiki-break, so I didn't thank you at the time, but the thought was appreciated. --Scimitar 21:47, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

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Hey, thanks for the barnstar! :) --Casper2k3 01:05, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Barnstar from you.[edit]

Thank you - I really really appreciate that someone has noticed my research as well as my anti-vandalism attempts. --JohnDBuell 01:06, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

military brat[edit]

First, thanks for the barnstar... it made my day. Second, I just finished revising the article based upon comments I received during the FAC process... I withdrew it (despite it's probable passing) to incorporate some great ideas others gave me. I'd love it if you went back and checked out the article now and let me know what you thought. I'm also very interested in recommendations on how to improve it (namely areas which might be confusing or hard to understand.)Balloonman 18:31, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks from me, too - that was very kind of you. I'm looking forward to seeing Balloonman's efforts bear fruit. Sandy (Talk) 05:49, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

My RFA[edit]

Adminmop-no.png - Hello Sharkface217! I want to thank you for taking time to comment in my recent request for adminship. Though it didn't succeed, I value everyone's opinion, and hope to use the descriptions of the neutral and oppose votes to improve. TeckWizTalkContribs@ 22:18, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Ceyockey RfA[edit]

Thanks for your words of support in my RfA. I'm glad that you affirmed Radiant's nomination and I'll be measured in my use of the cleaning closet's contents. I'm eyeing your 'status.gif' with larceny in my mind ... looks like a useful thing to have on my user page. Also, referring to your seeing I'd spent time on the Village Pump, I feel I learn more about the thinking that drives editors — good, bad, and vandalous — by spending time there than most other places. User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 00:26, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

For you...[edit]

Society barnstar 2.png The Generous User Award
I can't think of any single Wikipedian who deserves this barnstar more than you Sharkface217. It's about time you recieved one. :-) | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 19:02, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome. :-) And I'll get to your editor review soon. | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 01:01, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for adding yourself to my friends list, I was about to do that. :-) By the way, you might want to archive this page, it's getting a little long. | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 01:25, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
All you have to add is:

{| class="infobox" width="150" |- align="center" | [[Image:Vista-file-manager.png|50px|Archive]] '''[[Wikipedia:How to archive a talk page|Archives]]''' ---- |- align="center" | [[/Archive 1|1]] [[/Archive 2|2]] |}

to the top of your talk page, and then copy and paste about 50 messages into the archive. Once they are there, delete them from your page. Don't add [[/Archive 2|2]] if you don't want a second archive, and add [[Archive 3|3]] for your third. I didn't read the whole archive page, I just pasted that on. All in all, it took me about five minutes, and people with slow computers thank me (even though they really don't). Good luck! | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 09:52, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
Good job! I like your sig, you can sign my autograph book again if you want. | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 12:16, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for re-signing! :-) | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 12:24, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
I didn't understand your question very well, but take anything and everything you like. :-) | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 12:34, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
Wow, thanks! You don't know how good a compliment that is. :-) | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 21:11, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

DM Ashura up for deletion again.[edit]

And with the same arguments as before.

If you wish, please re-read the article and comment on the AfD. We could use your support. User:Pumeleon


I've answered the optional question you've put up. Thanks for your support so far. Cheers. Canadian-Bacon 04:03, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Re: Task Force Proposal[edit]

I doubt that there's a significant number of editors who'd be interested in something like that, as it's not a very cleanly-defined area. It's not clear, at least to me, whether you mean things like psychological warfare (e.g. shock and awe) or the more medically-oriented questions of warfare and psychology (e.g. shell shock), and the two are probably likely to draw very different groups of editors. The first one is pretty neatly covered by the Military science task force; the second would probably work better under some more generic Military medicine task force, but I don't think we have the needed level of interest for creating one. Kirill Lokshin 22:26, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Thank You![edit]

Thank you for your input at my RFA, which successfully closed at 58/2/0. I will think about the 10 questions and answers I had, and I hope that I will use the tools constructively and for the benefit of Wikipedia. If you ever need any help, don't be afraid to drop me a line. I'm here to help afterall! ‎8) -Royalguard11(Talk·Desk·Review Me!) 23:35, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Double voting[edit]

Please accept my humble apologies for voting twice. s d 3 1 4 1 5 final exams! 00:52, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

It's quite alright. Everyone makes mistakes. Sharkface217 01:11, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

I have a question--when is a user not considered a newbie anymore? s d 3 1 4 1 5 final exams! 02:15, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

David Ruben RfA[edit]

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Sharkface217/Archive2, thank you for your support in my RfA which passed on 13th December 2006 with a tally of 49/10/5. I am delighted by the result, a little daunted by the scope of the additional tools (I shall be cautious in my use of them), and will try to make everyone "proud". I am well aware that becoming an Admin is not just about a successful nomination, but a continuing process of gaining further experience; for this I shall welcome your feedback. Again, many thanks for supporting my RfA, feel free to contact me if you need any assistance. :-) David Ruben 01:12, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Re:Quick question[edit]

Well, in the preferences you add all the fonts, colors and links. Then, it posts your signature plus the date and time. Nishkid64 02:11, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Here is a simple signature from s d 3 1 4 1 5 final exams!:
S h a r k f a c e 2 1 7
02:24, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

testing sig[edit]

--Sharkface217 03:44, 17 December 2006 (UTC) --[[User:Sharkface217|<font color="#0095B6">'''S h a r k'''</font> [[User talk:Sharkface217|<font color="#0000FF">'''f a c e'''</font>]] [[Special:Contributions/Sharkface217|<font color="#0095B6">'''2 1 7'''</font>]]]] 03:46, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

[[User:Sharkface217|<font color="#0095B6">'''S h a r k'''</font>]] [[User_talk:Sharkface217|<font color="#0000FF">'''f a c e'''</font>]] [[Special:Contributions/Sharkface217|<font color="#0095B6">'''2 1 7'''</font>]]

'''[[User:Sharkface217|<span style="background:black;color:white">Shark</span>]][[User talk:Sharkface217|<span style="background:black;color:white">face</span>]][[Special:Contributions/Sharkface217|<span style="background:black;color:white">217</span>]]'''

Shark f a c e 2 1 7


S h a r k f a c e 2 1 7 05:22, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

RfA thanks[edit]

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Thank you for participating in my RfA. I decided to end it; more time is needed, and I probably need a bit more experience. From here, I think I'll look at community discussion, AfD and the like. I will try to improve in the areas of concern, and thanks to everyone who supplied feedback. -- Selmo (talk) 06:31, 17 December 2006 (UTC)


Hey Shark: Thanks for the Barnstar! The reason I took so long to answer is I hadnt checked much here lately. You are a good shark. Happy Holidays!!

Thanks and God bless you! your friend Antonio Pendejo Martin


Heh, nice sig. By the way, Seadog hit 5k edits, not me. I have 18k+ now lol. Nishkid64 18:00, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

RfA thanks!

Admin mop.PNG Thank you so much, Sharkface217, for your gracious support in my RfA (48/1/0)! I am very happy that you trust me with this great honor and privilege. If at any time you think that I need to step back and take a deep breath or just want to talk, please contact me. Happy editing! Cbrown1023 03:49, 18 December 2006 (UTC) Smiley.svg


I appreciate your comments but unless I am very much mistaken I don't think you did more than glance at the articles before copying and pasting some bolded text. I disagree with the general premise that a google hit plus a self-published album makes a group notable. If you wan't to look into some reliable third party sources for these groups, I'd consider that a more productive way to go about arguing for their being kept. savidan(talk) (e@) 06:22, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

No offence taken. I think we just have different interpretations of the notability criteria. savidan(talk) (e@) 06:30, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
I didn't mean to object to copying and pasting per say (although I customized the nominations, they were in many ways similar), but when you claim to make specific claims about the articles, it's best that you don't do so. It's also a little different when you're agreeing with the nom. In any case, I do disagree that sheer length of existence is sufficient for notability. savidan(talk) (e@) 06:44, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
There is no need for new criteria. WP:MUSIC is a relatively specific guideline which has resulted in a cappella groups being both deleted and kept. They are musical groups. I don't know why you keep saying they aren't radio towers; they are bands. College a cappella groups don't need different standards than post-collegiate a cappella groups. savidan(talk) (e@) 06:54, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
I don't disagree with that meta-premise. College a cappella groups are snowflakes. But there are some non-notable snowflakes. Many groups have their own websites but no other media coverage or claim to notability. This presents a large verifiability problem because only the groups participants can write the article.There is no way to fact check most of this information except against there own websites. This often leads to vanity; it rarely leads to well-sourced, quality encyclopedic articles. savidan(talk) (e@) 07:01, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
Its fine for you to have that opinion. Why don't you try finding some third-party sources for these articles, if you agree? I tried, and couldn't, which is why I think we need to pursue the notability criteria against these groups. savidan(talk) (e@) 07:08, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
Considered it. I was going to wait till I'd been here a year at least. savidan(talk) (e@) 07:15, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

My recent RfA[edit]

Thank you for considering my RfA. It was a very humbling yet surprisingly gratifying experience. I am grateful for all the constructive comments that will undoubtedly make me a better contributer, and hopefully a stronger candidate in the future. Grika 15:03, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Santorum (sexual slang)[edit]

Just a heads up, on there you had a typo (put in rfa instead of afd). No biggie, I do that sometimes too, just wanted to let you know. I can fix it if you'd like. Just H 03:46, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Glad To Hear You're Not a Robot![edit]

I'm glad to hear the machines aren't taking over Wikipedia :-). P.S- How'd you do that flashing online thingy at the top there? Just H 03:51, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jawbone Radio[edit]

You participated in the Jawbone Radio AfD a couple of weeks ago. It's now up for deletion review. Regards, Alphachimp 05:02, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

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Happy Holidays![edit]

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Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays, Sharkface217! SCongratulate.gif

Wishing you a very happy holidays, full of laughter and good times! Hope you have an awesome beginning to 2007 as well! SNive.gif

Best regards! --lovelaughterlife♥talk? 01:34, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Happy Holidays![edit]

Wishing you a Happy Holidays
from s d 3 1 4 1 5 Happy Holidays!! 14:08, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
This is your second wiki-card yet!

Tarja Turunen[edit]

Regarding your edit at Tarja Turunen, the Fair use criteria is explicit: if there is a free alternative, use it. This way we encourage people to search for better free alternatives. I am in the process of uploading a better free image, but it will take me still some time as I need to coordinate this with the photographer. In the meantime, consider that the fair use criteria is pretty clear. -- ReyBrujo 04:40, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Hi there. Wikipedia strives to be a free encyclopedia, not the best one, as informed in our five pillars. While having the most complete and perfect encyclopedia is surely wonderful, our main focus is to make it free. That is why, when you read the title bar in the browser, it says "Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia" and not "Wikipedia, the best encyclopedia". We have discussed this in the past, and it was agreed that license is more important than up to date information when the changes are trivial. In this case, while the promotional picture is very nice, the same information is obtained from the free picture, thus it does not really justify discarding the free image. By the way, there is also Image:Tarja Noche.jpg, so if you want to change the current one with that one, you can do it, however, since that image has a watermark, it is not as suitable as the current one. -- ReyBrujo 12:39, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Happy Holidays[edit]

Wishing you a Happy Holidays
from S h a r k f a c e 2 1 7 04:25, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

<just kidding>Sharkface, you forgot to thank yourself for wishing yourself a Happy Holidays!</just kidding> | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 10:08, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

And thanks for wishing me well as well, I hadn't seen it. :-) | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 10:09, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the holidays wishes, Sharkface! sign here HAPPY HOLIDAYS!s d 3 1 4 1 5 13:55, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
Thank you as well, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year as well! -- ReyBrujo 15:08, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

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My Game[edit]

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Christmas Card[edit]

Merry Christmas!
Wishing you a happy and safe Christmas season, and a blessed new year. Enjoy where you are, and who your with. Merry Christmas! From, Defrag and Jilly.

Merry Christmas![edit]

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You're welcome. I like it too, but it might get deleted soon. :-( | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 10:35, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Agathoclea's RfA[edit]

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Kangaroo is new WP:ACOTF[edit]

Merry Christmas. You voted for kangaroo as Australian collaboration. It has been selected, so please help to improve it towards featured article status. Thankyou. Scott Davis Talk 14:02, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the Barnstar[edit]

Hi Sharkface. Thanks very much for the Barnstar. I appreciate that you noticed my work and took the time to acknowledge it. It's very encouraging. Keep up the kudos with others, too! Deebki 22:54, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

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My Request for Adminship[edit]


Thanks for your support on my successful Request for Adminship (final result 78 Support /0 Oppose / 1 Neutral) I have now been entrusted with the mop, bucket and keys. I will be slowly acclimating myself to my new tools over the next months. I am humbled by your kind support and would certainly welcome any feedback on my actions. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Once again, many thanks and happy new year! All the best, Asteriontalk 15:55, 27 December 2006 (UTC)


Re: Requestion[edit]

I will try to do it this weekend, but I cannot promise anything. Take care! -- ReyBrujo 04:42, 29 December 2006 (UTC)


Thank you for your opinions in the TrekBBS AFD. I do not agree with the closing admin's decision and have listed this now under Deletion Review. As you had participated in the AFD, I wished to inform you this in case you wished to voice your opinion on this --Brian(view my history)/(How am I doing?) 17:45, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Re: conomination[edit]

Of course you have my persmission! savid@n 06:07, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

PGNx Media[edit]


Please take a look at . trialsanderrors showed me the deletion discussion for Cokemachineglow. PGNx Media is also included in Metacritic, as well as other sources. If the decision is overturned and the page is kept, it can provide precedent of using Metacritic as a benchmark for notability. Perhaps the cokemachineglow article would be kept after this. If you do not agree that the website should be kept at this time, please contact me before voting so. Thanks for your consideration; I will be forever indebted. Infomanager 00:21, 31 December 2006 (UTC)


I’m not quite sure we will see each other on RuneScape, considering I don’t know your username :) Anyways, thanks for signing, and I hope you have a great New Year - <big>'''[[User:The Runescape Junkie|<font color="DarkRed">The'''</font></big> <big>'''[[User talk:The Runescape Junkie|<font color="DarkRed">RSJ]]'''</font></big> <sup><small>'''[[User:The Runescape Junkie/Autograph Book|<font color="DarkRed">Sign my book]]'''</font></small> |<small> '''[[User:The Runescape Junkie/Concordia|<font color="DarkBlue">CCD]]'''</font></small></sup>]] 02:13, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Okay, I fixed my signature. I'll be sure to add you (oh, and if you didn't know, my RS name is Leo Dude10). Thanks again and have a happy New Year - The RSJ Sign my book | CCD 04:43, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Re: Withdraw[edit]

I'll wait and see for now. Veracious Rey talk contribs 05:37, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. And if you look, I already have some support. Goes to show you never know... Veracious Rey talk contribs 05:38, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
I hope you're not implying that user is related to me in anyway. Veracious Rey talk contribs 06:00, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

If I do decide to withdraw, how do I do it? Just delete everything? Veracious Rey talk contribs 06:05, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Space warfare[edit]

I'll see if I can help, but it doesn't look good... I'll get to it later. | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 12:16, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Ok, I tried to make it look as bit less original, but the section I added didn't help much. If you can source anything, it would help; perhaps a book on Star Wars. Good luck, and I'll help as I can. | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 18:18, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Well, I guess someone presses Alt-X every now and again. :-) | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 19:55, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Ok, I guess I won't do that then. :-) | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 20:39, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Re:Suspected sockpuppet[edit]

I wouldn't do anything yet. From the looks of the contributions, it looks like this is a pretty good user. I don't really see any vandalism (unless I'm missing something) edits by the user. By the way, if you have substantial proof that MAR-C is a sockpuppet of Nimbat230, then you should take it to CheckUser to verify. Nishkid64 14:28, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

space warfare in fiction[edit]

Obviously, I don't know anything about the topic but I would suggest citing some sources. Check google books, google scholor, google web, etc. There might be some publications about this topic, but unless you find at least source talking about the topic as a whole, I'd be nearly as skeptical as the prod-er. savid@n 16:26, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Just so you know, Sharkface, you have every right to de-prod Space warfare in fiction yourself, simply because you object to its proposed deletion. You don't even need to justify your action to anyone. You may just do it, and that will negate the prod. And you certainly need not to beg Gyr to do it. If you honestly believe the article should be kept then I recommend that you exercise your Right to De-prod promptly, whereas the article's 5-day reprieve has expired, and so it could be axed at any moment.
I see that you've added some sources to the article. That should stand it in better stead if Gyr, or anyone, afterward decides to AfD it. I don't know whether there really needs to be a separate article on this topic or not, but if you think so, and believe that the article does or could be made to meet Wikipedia's requirements, then I encourage you to take the prod off without delay. I'm tempted to do so myself, just on principle.
The bottom line is that prods are not meant to go ahead unless no one objects to them. If you object (which you do, by all indications) then simply delete the prod tag and make the would-be deleter take it to an AfD, if he so chooses. The article might end up getting deleted, nevertheless, if it goes to AfD, but at least that way it will be executed only after a fuller hearing, not on the summary judgement of a single editor.
Please answer me here, if you wish to answer. I'll "watch" this page for the next week or so.
Illegitimus noncarborundum -- Lonewolf BC 00:55, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

I shall depod it on your advice. Thank you. S h a r k f a c e 2 1 7 00:58, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

New Year[edit]

I Hope You Have A Happy New Year Sharkface217!!!! ¿Why1991 ESP. | Sign Here 22:44, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
Largeviewtimessquare.jpg I hope that you have a wonderful New Year and will party all night long. If you don't celebrate New year at this time well then happy early or late New Year and I still advise that you have a good time tonight!!! ¿Why1991 ESP. | Sign Here 22:44, 31 December 2006 (UTC) BigBenAtDusk.jpg

my new years card[edit]


Wishing you a Happy New Year
from S h a r k f a c e 2 1 7 04:25, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, Sharkface, and the same to you! What a wonderful card!! Clio the Muse 23:27, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Agree with above. Excellent card. Happy New Year to you too! User:Infomanager 23:34, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
Happy new year, Sharkface! =) Nishkid64 23:34, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Sharkface! Thanks for the awesome greetings card! sd31415 (sign here) 23:38, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the New Year's card, Sharkface! This is my first time with Wikipedia during the holiday season, and I'm pleasantly surprised with the graciousness everyone has. Thanks again :D The RSJ Sign my book|CCD 23:45, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
Great card, Sharkface! May your new year be marked by blessings, happiness, and lots of luck. God bless! Veracious Rey talkcontribs 00:26, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks so much for the well-wishes and the barnstar (my first!). They are much appreciated! Happy New Year to you and yours, too! --Mhking 03:37, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the card Sharkface! | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 13:53, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks so much for the card. And, have a Happy New Year! Bearly541 18:03, 1 January 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for the RV on my talk page, I wouldn't have noticed otherwise --Oliver202 01:29, 1 January 2007 (UTC)


Sorry, but I can't block the user. The best I could do was give a warning. Had the user been warned previously with a t3 or t4 today, then I could have blocked him/her. Nishkid64 01:40, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

I know it's frustrating, but with three bad edits, I still can't block the user. Usually the succession goes as follows: t1, t2, t3, t4, block. Nishkid64 02:22, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
I forgot to mention that to block the user, they must have vandalized past the t4. Sorry, Shark. =( Nishkid64 03:00, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Happy New Year!!![edit]

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Happy New Year!![edit]

Happy New Year Sharkface217/Archive2!!!! I wish for you and your family to have a wonderful 2007!!! Have fun partying and may you make many edits!!!

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Thanks for the new year's wishes, Sharkface! I hope you have a wonderful new years as well! -- 18:09, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

User talk: just re-vandalized a page after our warnings.[edit]

User talk: just reattacked the Christopher Columbus page. It and the Origin theories of Christopher Columbus probably need semi-protection. Ronbo76 02:45, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Mav, this is Ghostrider01 on freq. My callsign is broken. Will stay up freq one hour until vampire hits target. Currently at angels 28 again, cruising KBUR. Will let smoke clear before re-emerging. Ghostrider01, out. 02:26, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
Sharkface217, Ghostrider01 on Guard freq. Have hard vanilla dog in sight, angels zero, descending out angels28 for some prime flight deck buzzard in the city of Angels. Had bandits in sight but with call broken cannot engage because of ROE. Good take on the dig-it AfD. Will rendezvous after tanking, ETA three hours. Ghostrider01, out. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 03:17, 7 January 2007 (UTC).

Seriously, I believe the drifty is a lurker by his own admission to self-publishing in the message he put on my talkpage deserves a DRB. 03:24, 7 January 2007 (UTC) Sharkface217, aluminum cloud tanked, blue tile repaired callsign. Will resume ops upon OPSEC launch. Ghostrider01 out. 05:06, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

I've gone off VP as there are two drifties following my page. One followed almost every move I made on a recent day. I just watch and protect the pages I have on watch (200+). Ghostrider01, out callsign to resume, normal ops 05:05, 17 January 2007 (UTC)


are you guys unaware that the origin theory is posted in the inferences of columbus' origin by Mr. Pollak? Do not delete work that has been referenced and published in the world of books. thank you —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 03:37, 1 January 2007 (UTC).


...for the barnstar! Face-smile.svgWknight94 (talk) 03:50, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you Sharkface217.[edit]

I really appreciate the barnstar, since it's the first one as well. Again, big thanks. Specter01010 03:51, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your help too.[edit]

Those articles on Christopher Columbus got a lot of edits from anonymous IPs today. I happened to catch one of the first when an IP inserted something to the effect, CC had "a big Colon" thinking no one would notice it, followed by the Serb theory comments with a book that is out of print. I requested semi-protection on both pages as several IPs have inserted the same comments today. Having to reverse the edits interrupted my football games. Ronbo76 03:58, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

I won't mention. . .[edit]

. . .watching the Latin singers who I was watching between plays. Charytin, Ninel Conde and Maribel Guardia are very easy on the eyes. Plus, they can sing! Ronbo76 04:03, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

taking liberties with {{db-nonsense}}[edit]

Could you please justify your actions here? I am amazed... - crz crztalk 04:52, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

I'd Be Honored By Your Opinion[edit]

Shark, I see you everywhere so I was wondering if you thought if I was ready for adminship since you've been through that already. Just H 05:51, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Actually, i've had two this week, and only two people have responded so far. I can send a link if you want. Just H

How Much?[edit]

No offense taken, I appreciate your bluntness. To return your honesty, i'd have to concur that you're probably not ready either statistically: I thought you must've had around 6,000; not 2,000. I'll probably have 5,000 edits by the end of today at this rate. currently at 4,734. How many project space edits in your opinion? If I can't find a nominator after 500 or so, i'll self nom. I'll get to that soon as well at this rate. Just H 07:27, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Fortunately. . .[edit]

. . .it is the calm before the storm and my favorite gal is on TV Giselle Blondet. Happy New Year whereever you are.Ronbo76 06:30, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Editor review[edit]

Thanks for having requested an editor review. A month has passed since it has been posted there, and it has been archived. You can find it at Wikipedia:Editor review/Sharkface217/Archive2, where you may read last minute additions. We would really appreciate your help in reviewing a random editor. If you have any questions, please contact me at my talk page. Ian Manka 08:00, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Vandalism Reversion[edit]

I try, but the bots keep on beating me to the punch. I would've had about 100-200 reverts alone if it weren't for those damn bots. Just H 08:47, 1 January 2007 (UTC)


You're probably right. I'll just keep at it and i'm sure good things will happen. Please let me know if I can help you out with anything in return for all the advice tonight.Just H 09:02, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Your Improvement Page[edit]

I'm honored. I'll let you know if you screw up in a tactful way if you can do the same for me, and i'm sure we'll both improve significantly. Just H 09:16, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

RfA co-nom[edit]

Just wanted to let you know that you usually co-nom an RfA at the beginning of the RfA, not when it's almost over lol. Nishkid64 18:31, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Category:Military brat[edit]

Well, somebody beat me to the category of military brat, but I went through last night and updated all of the brats on the List of famous military brats to have the category on their page. Well, the category has already been nominated for deletion. The reasoning is because it is a "non-neutral" term and parental occupation is irrelevant. Thus, I'm letting people who have contributed to the Military brat article know so that they can support keeping the category. Here is the link to the discussion [1] Balloonman 20:26, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome. . .[edit]

and, there might be a page you could help me with: DJ Disco Wiz. Earlier today this page was nominated for speedy deletion. It was deleted twice and recreated twice by the user who self-created it. Thinking he would be shifty, he created another page Dj Disco Wiz. User talk:DJDWIZ and User talk:Lizettefc keep recreating the pages and putting his questionable claims on other articles like Disc jockey. Several other editors took a look; deleted the pages but did nothing to block the users. I kinda feel like I was battling them today like I did the vandal IPs yesterday. I put a warning on both Talkpages but the other editors did not (to the best of my knowledge). Thanks, Ronbo76 02:14, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

What really surprised me is that one of the editors, who deleted one of the pages, did not issue a warning or nominate either/both page for speedy deletion again. I put the proposed for but no one did a second. I was lucky to catch the second page Dj Disco Wiz because his sockpuppet, User talk:Lizettefc is on my Watchlist. I hate going into dogfights when Mav sitting on the deck. . . Ronbo76 02:28, 2 January 2007 (UTC)


Permission granted. =) Nishkid64 02:59, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Man, the sockpuppeter stuff takes a bit[edit]

I just did the page Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets/DJDWIZ. Man, it takes a lot to nominate. I took a quick look at my main user page but the templates are not showing up. Ronbo76 03:02, 2 January 2007 (UTC) Thanks, the articles were deleted! I bet the guy recreates them. I need some cheap gin. Mav, do you have that number of the truck master school?Ronbo76 05:00, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Figured out what was wrong. The button showed "Hide" with nothing displayed. When I click that button, it shows "Show". Click that and warning templates show. Those buttons rock! Wait, I just saw Giselle Blondet in a white dressM. What were we talking about? Oh yeah, my hatsize? That's a military secret. If I told you, I've have to kill you. . .Ronbo76 02:00, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Re: Thanks![edit]

Glad of being of help. Good luck, and Happy New Year! -- ReyBrujo 11:18, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Future RFA plans (+happy new year!)[edit]

Hi Sharkface217. Thank you very much for your message. At the moment I will be taking things easy with seeking adminship status for at least the next couple of months. However, I would like to stand again and hopefully be promoted. Your offer is very kind and I accept very graciously. I would wait myself until possibly March or April at the earliest and will let you know when if you would like to co-nominate me. Also, I hope you had an enjoyable Christmas break as well and wish you a very happy new year! Thanks again. :) Wikiwoohoo 14:06, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Many thanks![edit]

For the Anti-Vandal Barnstar, I give thee many thanks =D ≈ The Haunted Angel (The Forest Whispers My Name) 20:35, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Possible Vandal[edit]

here S h a r k f a c e 2 1 7 21:01, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Barnstar thanks from Deathphoenix[edit]

Thanks for another barnstar from you, though I have to admit, it was only a couple of short bursts of activity on my part. :-) --Deathphoenix ʕ 22:08, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

I beg to differ, but thank you. :-) --Deathphoenix ʕ 22:11, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
It was nice to get the barnstar, since I had a hand in making it. It's nice to get it back, and to see that it's been used so much on Wikipedia! --Deathphoenix ʕ 22:13, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
hahaha... Wikicode can be such a bitch to handle, eh? --Deathphoenix ʕ 22:18, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
Yep, that's why mine is fairly uncomplicated (there have been a few changes made along the way, but by and large, and I try to make it a little simple). --Deathphoenix ʕ 22:28, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
hahaha... interesting point. --Deathphoenix ʕ 22:34, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Could you explain your vote?[edit]

I've indicated I'm doing a number of things similar to other admin candidates. I have ~ 4,000 edits. My edit history shows I've spent substantial time and made considerable contributions to WP:AFD, WP:AIV. and other areas you've mentioned. I've underplayed my candidacy, but I encourage you to take a second look at my edit record, Perhaps you might be willing to consider awaiting input from sysops who are familiar with it. Thanks. --Shirahadasha 03:19, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

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Wickey Selpub Factor[edit]

Wickey Selpub Factor (n. pna How do I self Wiki-publish Factor) - The Wickey Selpub Factor (WSF) is defined as what some people will do to get themselves listed on something other than a blank wall (grafiti), MySpuce dot com or their other fantasy isle location where they are king. The WSF is usually closely followed by an editor who has a big black dog (The Fast Eddy Wheelie Theory) to take care of their vandal edits. Typos in the WSF help because they usually become a searchable factor on the Interfet SEarch Engene of your choice and why this editar included as an exampill in this sentence.

Seriously, if you leave this on your talkpage, I believe in a week or less it will become a searchable term. ;) Ronbo76 09:53, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

No, it is a theory I have developed that concerns the self-publication of articles on Wikipedia. Basically, someone seeking more glory than just the self-postulates put up on private pages that do not get reviews will seek to find a legitimate place where their grandiose will last forever. Wikipedia is that place because it means they have arrived so to speak. If the stuff they post here sticks to the wall, the post becomes a searchable and citeable item. In researching self-posts, I have noticed that Wikipedia is usually the first place or hit someone seeking notable status gets besides dubious hits on answer dot com and then my space. One such spammer only had three internet search hits in this order: Wikipedia, and myspace. No, I am not advertising for anything. I had intended to follow up on my anti-vandal ways but came up against two editors last night that have quashed my desire. Ronbo76 20:40, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
To tell you the truth, your initial post on my talkpage disheartens me even more. I went on vandal patrol last night, and the only thanks I got was the implied teeth kick-in by two editors. Ronbo76 21:53, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your support[edit]

Thank you for your support in the RfA on my behalf. It is an honor to have received your expression of confidence. To be chosen as an administrator requires a high level of confidence by a broad section of the community. Although I received a great deal of support, at this time I do not hold the level of confidence required, and the RfA did not pass. It is my wish that I will continue to deserve your confidence. Sincerely, --BostonMA talk 20:12, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Your RfA feedback[edit]

Hello Sharkface217, I appreciated your comments on W:Requests for adminship/Shirahadasha. You had indicated that I didn't have an adequate answer to Q1 and hadn't provided sufficient information about scuffles with other editors or how I might enforce the policies. I appreciate your providing feedback on these issues, and I've attempted to provide more material on these matters. Other admins have also weighed in regarding their experiences observing me. Thanks for taking the time to review my candidacy, and I appreciate your expressing a willingness to consider my additional responses. Best Wishes, --Shirahadasha 01:14, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Please double-check Shirahadasha's RfA page. It appears you may have inadvertently !voted twice (oppose nos. 3 and 4 - it may have been already been changed by the time you see this, of course). User:Newyorkbrad

My test worked - Wickey Selpub Factor[edit]

Guess what? The test worked and in less than three days. Please see: the search forWickey Selpub Factor on Yahoo. I almost feel like publishing this as it vindicates my theory. Do the search and you will get one hit. My original theory concerned what some people will do to get self-published. It arose because in an AfD I nominated, there was a mispelled word similiar to one in this article Ha-Ash. That mispell is "epynomus" and you can see my thoughts on that article's talkpage. I may ask for a helpme to see how to bubble this up to the admin types. Ronbo76 16:18, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

If you have read my userpage, some of the self-publishing vandals have put up pages that are either vanity bios, business ads or something in between. The way a smart young user could use my theory is to create an article that meets the basic wiki standards. Then over the years add stuff with newpaper article titles that really exist (even better if your last name is in it as you could claim that was a typo) and build a bio that becomes searchable. The other night this user Curtis Newart that flashed onscreen when I did a Recent Changes check like you mention. I caught an error that he made in a change displayed onscreen. Turns out this guy is the owner of the record company Immaculate Records. Part of what caught my attention on his direct named page is that he claims that he received support from "Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Taylor, Bob Hope, RuPaul, Carol Burnett, Ned Beatty". After I AfD both articles, he put a bunch of Canadian newspaper article citations that are non-searchable. He might be a legit one-hit wonder but it appears to me and others that he is trying to build a searchable business and market for his CD. Ronbo76
In your example, the book ("ZYZZYSDDS and Friends") now becomes searchable in three days because it is on my talkpage. It amazed me that and cache Wikipedia's talkpages. The prime reason in the cases I provided are because of the typos. ZYZZYSDDS should become a double searchable because now it is on your page. If you were to cleanup the title and present a good wiki page, in a couple of years you could cite yourself as printed author. Ronbo76 20:23, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
BTW, you are now self-published. ZYZZYSDDS is now searchable here by requesting the [Yahoo search on ZYZZYSDDS]. For some reason, Yahoo picks or gets hits on Wiki better than the other search engines. What really amazes me is that Yahoo caches our Wiki talkpages - meaning everything is being cached potentially which could be really bad ju-ju beans with other searchable ramifications. You outta put your article up on Wikipedia - strike that. A big black dog in the form of an aluminum cloud would make a visit (and it would not be pretty). Ronbo76 13:51, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
Sharkface217, ronbo76 as you were mister or a big black will pay a visit to any self-published page! ronbo76 is gear down Rwy 31L with the option KNFL; final approach. Will stand as per Air Boss's orders, ronbo76 out. Ronbo76 21:48, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

It's there now. . .[edit]

post theory I am not sure if it is in the correct forum or how to watch it. Ronbo76 20:34, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Please let me know when it is back up. I am a newbie! How do like my killpage? I am thinking about putting up some airplanes with numbers for my kills ala nose art. Ronbo76
I am reading it now. Thanks!!! Cool!!! Ronbo76 21:06, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
Marvelous Ronbo76 21:18, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

You on patrol?[edit]

I may need a break, Mav. If I leave my wingman for the time to create a stub article, will you keep the wiki world safe from anon IP bandits? Ronbo76 06:02, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

You should see the way the Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Immaculate Records Immaculate Records AfD has been junked by the its owner. He is doing cuts and pastes all over it. I wish an admin would intervene on this. Ronbo76
Thanks Mav, ronbo76 is off the boom and armed for bear. Will conserve fuel by flying high in the clouds and engage boogies upon bandit recognition. ronbo76, out! Ronbo76 06:38, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
Missile away, Fox 4 - vandal editor reversed. Moving six to nine o'clock high. Ronbo76 06:44, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
Missile away, Fox 2, switching to guns. Vandal bandit edit splash 4. Ronbo76 07:01, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
Self-deleted article two o'clock low. Engaging. Missile away, Fox 4. ronbo76 is bingo fuel, RTB. Ronbo76 07:31, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Off patrol for a couple of days. . .[edit]

Mav, I have a friendly in need of backup. I am on Alert One with my TCS being changed from ronbo76 as soon as my launch order is approved. Will require tanking enroute. ronbo76, out. (Seriously, I have to offline to attend a personal matter on a two day trip) Ronbo76 18:47, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Launch order authenicates Omega Kilo, ROE understood, Wilco. Alert One is on cat one ready for launch. Will be supersonic in fiver minutes after launch; radio silent as per Ops Con. Understand cleared to launch, Sharkface217 you have the Conn. Leave the dog alone, Alert One out! (Check out the links - especially for the one a must see experience onboard a ship) If you ask to see the [the dog] (best one for a laugh), they will know you speak their lingo. Kind of like saluting the flag and the officer of the deck. Ronbo76 20:04, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for second Barnstar[edit]

Almost forgot - it was so hectic yesterday - to thank you for the second Barnstar. I just logged in to take a look my Watchlist. The wireless hotspot I am keeps losing signal - meaning I can't stay long. Ronbo76 06:44, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

ronbo76, flight of one; back inflight on assigned vector from KBUR; angels 27; assigned vector 180 degrees. Will be on patrol for three hours. Got two direct kills earlier this morning on an alert scramble and assisted on two more. Will be over the SOCal for one more day. ronbo76 out. Ronbo76 21:18, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
Sharface217, that's a roger for ronbo76. I have even ridden in an Aluminum Cloud, GIB. ronbo76, out.

Article up for deletion Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/U.S. Navy slang[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/U.S. Navy slang I use this all the time. Looks like it will lose. Vandal six o'clock low. Descending out of angels 28 to engage. Switches hot, clear to engage. ronbo76, out. Ronbo76 22:46, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Roger, observed your vampire behind my goes away. AfD in sight will engage again. ronbo76, out Ronbo76 23:00, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Advocacy is my name AAPLAC[edit]

Here is my latest case. I do quite bit now, in fact I have been doing just what you suggested because somebody cross-posted about me.

Speaking of cross-posts, I just got the threat of a lawsuit against me by a user. A helpme is at the bottom of the page. Please see AAPLAC first! Ronbo76 01:16, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
I have to sign off as the public library I am is shutting down. I will lose connectivity in five minutes.
Latest case of advocacy - Stefan Dohr and Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Stefan Dohr was friendly in need of aluminum cloud sprinkling. ronbo76 is low on bag (Navy slang fuel) and looking for some Mexican dog vomit (food). Request my loop be cleaned (you look this one up). ronbo76 descending out of angels28 RTB KBUR. ronbo76 out
I will have you speak Navy slang even if kills me which it doing because I am not Navy. Ronbo76 13:38, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

My Barnstar[edit]

Thankyou very much for my barnstar. It is greatly appreciated, and the first time I got a Surreal one! Dev920 (Have a nice day!) 17:53, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Re: E link[edit]

Thanks for telling me, but I actually just changed it about a week ago (you probably saw my older signature on one of my older posts). –Llama mansign here 18:04, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Afd debate[edit]

I thought you might be interested in this afd Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Martin_Perreault it is along the same lines as the Curtis Newart debate from a couple of days ago. Your input would be appriciated, Thanks. Daniel J. Leivick 19:27, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Pentagon Precollapse picture - removed from The Pentagon[edit]

Hi, you reverted my last edit at The Pentagon, and labeled my edit as vandalism. First of all, please assume good faith. Second of all, i'm baffled at why you think my edit was vandalism. I started a talk page header, please respond there instead of here or on my talk page. Fresheneesz 19:17, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Hey, thanks for letting me know it was just a mistake. However, removing the picture "caused" it to be deleted in full. Some admin deleted it without letting me know, because it wasn't linked to on any page yet. I listed it for undeletion at Wikipedia:Deletion_review/Log/2007_January_9. I'd appreciate your opinion there. Thanks! Fresheneesz 08:29, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

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My Request for Adminship[edit]

Thanks for contributing to my RfA! Thank you for your support in my my RfA, which passed with a tally of 117/0/1. I hope that my conduct as an admin lives up to the somewhat flattering confidence the community has shown in me, and comfortably exceed the standards expected of admins in my interactions with others. Please don't hesitate to leave a message on my talk page should you need anything or want to discuss something with me.--Nilfanion (talk) 15:48, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

My Signature[edit]

You recently expressed concern about the length of my signature. Well............................... I've taken your advice and heres my new one! It may still seam a little long but I can assure you this is just because of the length of my name. Could you let me know if you think its OK? RyanPostlethwaiteSee the mess I've created or lets have banter 16:24, 9 January 2007 (UTC)


Just wanted to let you know that your barnstar was a factor in my returning to Wikipedia. Many thanks. ॐ Metta Bubble puff 06:14, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Space warfare in fiction[edit]

The problems with the article were listed in the prod tag I put on it and the other tags that are still there. Nothing in the article is sourced and everything that isn't mention of a plot point is original research. Fixing the problems means finding some sources that actually discuss the topic and using their information, rather than things you've just heard or think of but can't source. Night Gyr (talk/Oy) 08:30, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

ronbo76 on guard[edit]

Sharkface217, ronbo76 on guard. Please come up Navy common when available. ronbo76 out.

My RFA[edit]

Hey, thanks so much for supporting my recent RFA. A number of editors considered that I wasn't ready for the mop yet and unfortunately the RFA did not succeed (69/26/11). There are a number of areas which I will be working on (including changing my username) in the next few months in order to allay the fears of those who opposed my election to administrator.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for your support over the past week. I've been blown away by the level of interest taken in my RFA and appreciate the time and energy dedicated by all the editors who have contributed to it, support, oppose and neutral alike. I hope to bump into you again soon and look forward to serving you and Wikipedia in any way I can. Cheers! The Rambling Man 18:21, 11 January 2007 (UTC) (the non-admin, formerly known as Budgiekiller)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Avatar: The Last Airbender[edit]

You supported the article last nomination. Could you please resupport it as the nomination restrated? The Placebo Effect 22:16, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Happy trails[edit]

Sharkface217, ronbo76. Roger your vector. Am cruising the WP:CAL taking care of some abandoned articles. Hope to see your callsign soon. ronbo76, out. Ronbo76 22:47, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

, Noface1 16:11, 15 January 2007 (UTC)