User talk:Ships at a Distance

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

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! Aboutmovies (talk) 07:17, 12 August 2008 (UTC)


Hey Ships at a Distance :) I've just wiki-adopted you, so I just thought I'd let you know here. If you have any questions whatsoever, don't hesitate to contact me on my talk page, or by email. Hope you're having a good time. —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 17:02, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Hey :) Just wondering how you're getting along? —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 08:55, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
Howdy. If you revert blatant vandalism, it should indeed be followed by a formal warning. Try to follow the template system laid out here, in increasing severity. If less blatant (such as typos) it's not really worth giving warnings unless it's persistent. —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 19:14, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
User accounts can be blocked indefinitely (e.g. for vandalism) or for a short period of time (e.g. 24 hours for 3RR violations). IP addresses is where it gets a little more complicated. There are some IPs which can be blocked indefinitely if they are static, i.e. belong only to one client. Some, however, are called dynamic IP addresses which get assigned randomly to different users by their ISPs, and therefore it'd be unfair to block them indefinitely. This is why you see several blocks ranging over months. In these cases, we can only block that IP temporarily and hope that it prevents disruption, or keeps the IP from vandalising until reassigned.
And yes, only administrators can block. If you see a user who continues vandalising after their final warning, you should report it to WP:AIV. This is where the administrators hang out and process block requests. Hope this helps, I recommend reading the following topics: WP:BLOCK and WP:WARN. —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 20:24, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

"Referencing of other Wikipedia articles"[edit]

Those weren't references to other articles you deleted. Thucydides only wrote one book, "The History of the Peloponnesian War", and it's general convention to reference his name and the section. Also, "Lycurgus of Athens, in Leocrates p. 164" is also clearly referencing a distinct work, with a wiki link to the author. Please be a little more careful in the future. Thanks! Ford MF (talk) 01:10, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

RE: Midwifery in Maya society[edit]

Hey SAAD. It looks like a decent article, the user has written it well with a lot of sources. It's also of a decent length. I'd probably say it's best to keep it at it's current location. —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 06:41, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

RE: Writing better articles[edit]

Glad to hear you want to start making more edits. I don't know much about the style of articles such as Narwal but I've done a bit on things like menstruation. The first thing to realise is that any statement you make much be sourced, reading the medical reliable sources guide may help. Also, reading the following guidelines will help you with knowing what you can and can't write: WP:NPOV, WP:V, WP:NOR. Although, if you're considering expanding upon external links sections, you should read WP:LINKS.

Sorry I can't any more specific than that, if you want you can ask something else :) —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 07:39, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

I think it's best to edit articles which you have at least a basic background knowledge in because then you can read the article and see if certain topics are missing. Good sources can be found in places like PubMed. I can't say I have much experience with anything but disease articles so I can't be much more help than that I'm afraid. For medical articles, I recommend asking for help at WP:MED which is the Medicine WikiProject. People there will be able to help review the article and see what's missing etc. —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 21:37, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

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RE: Sockpuppetry[edit]

See here, it talks you through pretty well and theres a text box half way down where you can create a new page. It'll load the template automatically for you to edit the details. —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 22:23, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Yes, unfortunately it is a bit complicated to do. I think it's because they assume users using the page are a lot more familiar with how things work, but that is a bit of a dumb assumption. —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 22:58, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
I can't say I know how to, I use a semi-automatic program to warn people called WP:TWINKLE. Anyone can use it, so feel free to install it. It also allows you to use a sort of manual rollback and welcome users, so it's worth having. —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 08:17, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Business Executives for National Security deprod[edit]

I have removed the {{prod}} tag from Business Executives for National Security, which you proposed for deletion. I'm leaving this message here to notify you about it. If you still think the article should be deleted, please don't add the {{prod}} template back to the article. Instead, feel free to list it at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion. Thanks! MadScot (talk) 23:08, 6 November 2008 (UTC)


It was part of a deliberate (& possibly malicious) attempt to invert the sourced situation. I consider a level 2 warning (and one which does not mention vandalism) precisely appropriate. Thanks for your good faith comments, but please don't encourage soapboxing. Hertz1888 (talk) 05:36, 7 January 2009 (UTC)


Hey, just checking up on you. How are things? —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 19:50, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

I could give you a fat load of links to check out, but if you go to this users page, there's a massive list of areas you can go check out on the right hand side. These give you pages that need working on, stubs that need creating etc. What do you mean by menstruation in history? You could always create the article yourself when you feel ready :) —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 20:29, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
Ohh I get you, sounds good. Drop me a line if you need a review on an article or anything and I'll try and sort one out. Best of luck, and no worries about the links. —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 00:10, 8 January 2009 (UTC)


Hello Ships. If you try googling "Knút Háberg Eysturstein" you find lots of links that prove notability. Yes it is a self biography and I am working on making references. No need to delete anything... —Preceding unsigned comment added by Knytil (talkcontribs) 04:05, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

I have added 10 references to the article (which is significantly more than at a lot of what one sees on Wikipedia). You can have a look at them if you'd like, and see if they meet standards. Regarding critera on WP:Band: every project I have been involved with has garnered articles, reviews etc. in different magazines, websites etc. + every project has released music on Tutl Records, the single most important indie label in the Faroe Islands with a roster of over 200 albums from artists in several different genres. Try checking out so thats at least two critera met.

Regarding "conflict of interest": well, I put this on Wikipedia for everyone to read and for editors to edit if they think it necessary. Where is the line between "informational in an encyclopedic manner" and "self-promotional"? Readers and editors can be the judges of that :) (Knytil (talk) 04:51, 13 January 2009 (UTC))

Hello again & thanks for the interest. 1. I think I see your point. Which is: all information should be available elsewhere by third party sources. Nothing new should be on Wiki. So there are some problems with the article. I'll leave it at that & you can do with the article as you like. But then again since I started using Wikipedia I've read a LOT of other articles that don't meet those critera (lack of sources/references). So you're gonna be busy then :) (but let it be said these were in most cases good articles, with info that I knew to be true even though references were lacking).

2. I am and have been part of other bands/projects but I am also a band/project in my own right. My first solo album and upcoming 2nd album are albums in every way just like the others and will promoted just as much. They meet the criteria just as much. I think this makes the idea of an article on me as a musician valid.

3.maybe it is an idea to edit the article and strip it down to only containing information that is available elsewhere?(Knytil (talk) 05:46, 13 January 2009 (UTC))

I forgot that there is a bio at (Knytil (talk) 06:16, 13 January 2009 (UTC))

Other sources I've found: here is an american review in english: here is a bio from Here is a review of "Havsglóð", but it is in danish: here is overview with review & article, also in danish: —Preceding unsigned comment added by Knytil (talkcontribs) 06:45, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Hello there. Do you have any experience regarding how long these "deletion process" debates usually take? I'm asking since I found some "up for deletion" articles dating from 2006...Just thinking what the point is with having an article up that has the "up for the deletion" tag on. Makes it look suspicious, no matter how many references are included. As a user looking for reliable info I probably wouldn't find it very useful. If this is going to take forever, I'm just going to delete the article myself and be done with it. --Knytil (talk) 11:16, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Chinese herbology[edit]

Saw your note on Chinese herbology at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Rational Skepticism. I can't do anything with it myself, but you might try posting your concerns at Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine or Wikipedia:WikiProject Plants. -- (talk) 23:28, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

New Rational Skepticism WikiProject member asking for look at Theosophy entry[edit]

Since you are an active participant in the Rational Skepticism WikiProject, would you mind looking over the Wikipedia entry on Theosophy to see if you find any concerns?

I've been ordered to fix the page so that it accords with my understanding of the NPOV policy. I'm happy to do that but I have a lot of work at my job.

Now I've been told that I must make the changes by April 30th or the NPOV tag will be removed. I simply can't learn how to use Wikipedia as a newcomer, become familiar with all the sources, and make the edits if I must do it all by April 30th.

Would you look over the Theosophy page? Also, can you recommend anything? Thanks much,Factseducado (talk) 14:55, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

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