User talk:Silverhand

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I took care of the missing UT Userbox.CJC47 20:02, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

  • Awesome! Thank you! --Silverhand 18:09, 7 September 2006 (UTC)


I've categorized my User page until such time as its decided what stays and what goes.

  • More editing for format.


Hi. I wasn't sure what you were asking about on WP:Vandalism in Progress so I thought I would ask here what you wanted a clarification on. You can edit this page to reply, I'm watching it now. Thanks!

oh and while I am here...

  • Hi Syrthiss! Thanks for the reply and the welcome!! I managed to figure out how to get to a talk page for an anonymous (IP Address) user. I feel kinda silly now, because it really wasn't rocket science. :) Thanks again!--Silverhand 18:57, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
    • Not a prob. :) --Syrthiss 19:14, 13 January 2006 (UTC)


Hello, Silverhand, and welcome to Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! By the way, you can sign your name on Talk and vote pages using three tildes, like this: ~~~. Four tildes (~~~~) produces your name and the current date. If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the village pump or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome! --Syrthiss 18:06, 13 January 2006 (UTC)


Trying to rv vandalisms while watching a 2yr old can be...difficult! Thx for the heads up. --H-ko 02:40, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

I see you are on the counter vandalism unit--is that something I can be part of, too? I'm still getting a feel for Wikipedia and how things work here. Most of my contributions have been reverting vandalism so far; it's one of my pet peeves. Thanks! --H-ko 03:17, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the info; didn't expect privledges, but didn't want to say I was something if I wasn't--you know what I mean? I guess it's due to that same anal insistance on accuracy that makes me hate vandalism in the first place! --H-ko (Talk) 01:31, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome! It gives me something to do in all my "spare time"!--H-ko (Talk) 04:50, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Mediation Committee Nomination[edit]

I'm sorry to have to inform you that your request to join the Mediation Committee was not successful. I encourage you to continue in your efforts to help with dispute resolution on Wikipedia, and to consider running again in the future if you remain interested. If you would like to be considered as a reserve mediator (for those times when we find ourselves shorthanded and are in need of willing and competent volunteers) please let me know. Again, thank you for your interest in the committee, and good luck with your work on Wikipedia.

For the Mediation Committee, Essjay (Talk) 09:22, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
I would, indeed, be interested in joining as a reserve member. Could you please advise me on what I would need to do? Thanks! --SilverhandTalk 14:53, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
No problem; just keep an eye on the page, and when you see the backlog tag go up (meaning we have too many cases for the number of mediators we have available) then turn up and offer to mediate one for us! Essjay (Talk) 22:50, 7 February 2007 (UTC)


Refresh your cache. In Firefox, for example, hold Shift and press the reload button. If it doesn't work, please drop me a line on my talk page and I'll check your monobook.js Happy Editing by Snowolf(talk) on 17:19, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

The source of your monobook page is the right one. So I don't know. You can try to restart your pc, with Windows, it can help ;-) BTW, belive me, Firefox is really better. More secure, more reliable, faster and even more compatible with Wikipedia scripts (There have been problems with, for example, IE7 & TWINKLE and other scripts work only on Firefox) Happy Editing by Snowolf(talk) on 17:30, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
Ok, the popups works, but the TWINKLE stuff still don't work, does it? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Snowolf (talkcontribs) 18:25, 5 February 2007 (UTC).
Uhm... I'm afraid I cannot help you ;-) I cannot test if TWINKLE is working on IE because I have to keep active scripting disabled due to issues with VandalProof2 Happy Editing by Snowolf(talk)C on 17:45, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
Go ahead and report it. Either on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject_User_scripts/Scripts/Twinkle or User talk:Azatoth. Happy Editing by Snowolf(talk)C on 17:58, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Using the "Username" templates[edit]

It's best to "subst:" the username templates:

{{subst:UsernameConcern|reason for objection}}

Typing something into that "reason for objection" space tells the user just what you find worrisome about the name, like "Is this a reference to the Nuremburg trials, or other events around WWII?"

You might want to re-edit User talk:Nuremburg to add the "subst:" and |reason.

Also note that the template will add the four-tildes signature for you, so you needn't add it yourself. This is explained on the template's page.

By the way, the city of Nuremburg has been around for a long time, before and after WWII, so there are many possible innocent reasons to adopt that name. Ben 18:29, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Ummmmm... I see what you mean about the userpage. I hadn't looked at it before, just followed the "What Links Here" from the template to the talk page. I have now taken the liberty to do the "subst:" on the template while keeping your original signature in place. One advantage of this is that when that user edits the page to reply, the full text of your message (not just the template tag) will be visible in edit mode, so he can reply point by point if he likes. I'm glad you like the template! Thanks! Ben 21:39, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

removing db tags[edit]

I have never removed a dv tag from an article I created, and in fact none have ever been placed on an article I created. I do remove them from articles that others created if I think them unjustified, as is explicitly permitted by the rules on the template. I often make an edit to improve the article as well, as perhaps this made it appear that I was removing a tag on my own article, But I am not sure just which article you have in mind. Perhaps after you check the edit history you may want to say something on my page. As I do sometimes remove such tags,, I try very carefully to stay within the rules, and would like this acknowledged. DGG 21:08, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

The template says " if you are the author of the article do not remove the template, " which certainly would normally be interpreted to say that anyone else can. Hangon is provided for the author as an alternative. In fact, i do this two or three times a week, when I think it incorrectly used. Please indicate where it says anyone other than the author can't. I'll mention this on the CSD discussion to get other comments, & so we will not need to argue this between us. DGG 21:30, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. DGG 16:18, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Your VandalProof Application[edit]

Dear Silverhand,

Thank you for applying for VandalProof! (VP). As you may know, VP is a very powerful program, and in fact the just released 1.3 version has even more power. Because of this we must uphold strict protocols before approving a new applicant. Regretfully, I have chosen to decline your application at this time. The reason for this is that you have 83 mainspace edits. Please note it is nothing personal by any means, and we certainly welcome you to apply again soon. Thank you for your interest in VandalProof. Betacommand (talkcontribsBot) 16:12, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Re Ken Hawk[edit]

Regarding the Request for Comment, probably the best move would be to raise it at Wikipedia:Conflict of interest/Noticeboard. He certainly shouldn't be editing it himself, and in any case it completely fails to cite published sources for much of the information. I think there's also a vast excess of detail for someone who isn't terribly notable. Tearlach 10:32, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

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Your VandalProof Application[edit]

Dear Silverhand,

Thank you for applying for VandalProof! (VP). As you may know, VP is a very powerful program, and in fact the just released 1.3 version has even more power. Because of this we must uphold strict protocols before approving a new applicant. Regretfully, I have chosen to decline your application at this time. The reason for this is that at this time you do not meet the minimum requirement of 250 edits to mainspace articles (see under main here). Please note it is nothing personal by any means, and we certainly welcome you to apply again soon. Thank you for your interest in VandalProof. Daniel Bryant 22:17, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

RE: Standby Mediation[edit]

There's no real art to it, just when it you visit WP:RFM and you see the backlogged notice at the top, you'll know we're overwhelmed and could use the help (at which point, you're more than welcome to grab an unassigned case). I suppose just keep your eyes open is the best advice I can give. :-)

Regards, ^demon[omg plz] 03:07, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

Redirect vs. transwiki[edit]

You have called for "redirection" of several World of Warcraft articles in recent AfDs. This is not what you meant. Wikipedia does not redirect articles to external Wikis (even Wikia Wikis). Instead, you meant "transwiki" which would be moot, since WoWWiki already has more complete and better sourced information than Wikipedia (though WoWWiki has different criteria for sourcing, and does not distinguish between primary and secondary sources as strongly). In the end, it's probably more useful to focus on what you think Wikipedia should do about the article in question, and ignore other Wikis. -Harmil 16:24, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

I'm just going to assume the tone of message you used wasn't the tone you intended and that this was for informational purposes. If I'm right, thanks. --SilverhandTalk 21:07, 16 November 2007 (UTC)