User talk:Smeazel

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Happy editing! 2008Olympian chitchatseemywork 09:26, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

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RPG Wiki[edit]

I might have been inclined to participate in your Wiki had you not voted to delete one of the lists that I put hours of work into. That's pretty cold. Thanks for the offer all the same, but on grounds of principle I must decline. BOZ (talk) 13:55, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

If you saved copies of them for your own use, I appreciate if you would not use them in your wiki. Maybe I'm just upset right now, but you can't have it both ways, and right now it seems like you're saying to me, "hey come help me out on my project, while I help to tear down the work you did here." Voting in AFD is not compulsory, it's a choice. If you cared enough about how I'd feel you could have abstained from voting to delete; either just commenting or saying nothing at all. Ultimately I suppose there will be no hard feelings, but at the moment I feel a bit stung. BOZ (talk) 14:19, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
My apologies for not WP:AGF on your intentions with the saved copies, and I absolutely took note of how you responded on the List of Dungeons & Dragons monsters AFD - the nominator absolutely did not provide a valid rationale. My lists aren't perfect; my god, after awhile I was tired and just did the bare minimum to get them started so that other people could finish. I spent a few weeks getting them to that state, and when another round of monster-article AFDs started up, I hastily moved them to main article space - perhaps too hastily. I kid you not, but when I have admins telling me "yeah, good idea, I like it, go for it", with two barnstars from admins to show for my efforts, it really lifted my spirits. Sorry if I came off as harsh at first, but maybe now you see why I was upset. See the 1st edition list, and the 1974-1976 list for a better idea of how the 2E list *should* look if I hadn't lost my steam. :) I appreciate your candor, and keep in touch with me on how your wiki goes - I may contribute after all.  :) Certainly, as you pointed out on your initial note to me, a number of my articles (though very far from "most") have ended up being deleted or merged, and could use another home where they will be appreciated. BOZ (talk) 14:53, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
Looks like we've come to an understanding - I woke up this morning and found a note from you which made me go, "ah, that's nice." :) then I checked my watchlist and gasped - then I checked it again and another list was up for AFD just like that and I thought I was about to give up on WP for good.  ;) I'm not in the least bit offended by the suggestion that most of my contributions have been removed; I wouldn't still be here if that were the case. :) And hey, any effort to help improve things here is always appreciated by anyone who cares (not just me): check out my latest thing to improve D&D articles. It's no utlimate super solution, but I think it is a step in the right direction. BOZ (talk) 15:11, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

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  • Yes, yes, I know I've been forgetting to sign a few comments lately. Thanks for picking up the slack, automated bot that won't be reading this comment and understanding my gratitude! --Smeazel (talk) 14:50, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

King Lear (2009 film)[edit]

I appreciate your incite. Thank you, Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 21:53, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Oops![edit]

So sorry, my mistake. Thanks for letting me know.2008Olympian chitchatseemywork 04:01, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

D&D articles for Wikipedia 0.7[edit]

Hi there!  :)

As someone who's worked on D&D and/or RPG articles before, I'm inviting you to participate in our goal to both improve articles that have been selected to be placed in the next Wikipedia DVD release, as well as nominate more to be selected for this project. Please see the WikiProject D&D talk page for more details. :) BOZ (talk) 05:11, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

About "Litinus"[edit]

If you don't know the Roman and Byzantium history it is your false. Open a history book or ask a professor in any university of the world. In university of Padova in Italy there are the coat of arms of the family Litinus. You have just to ask the university of Padova. Also it is very important to let to any person in world to add information about the name of Litinus. There are many opinions about the root of the name Litinus. I have not time to give you these information right now, but it will be good for all of us to share our knowleage. I shall add the historical information about the root of the name in the article. Also for people who know the basic history of roman empire I say to them that the king had the coat of arm ( fasces ) with 12 ropes. The coat of arm of Litinus which is the the walls of the university of Padova has an arm with a fasces with 12 ropes. So Litinus must be the name of a king of Roman. That 's why wikipedia can help us. In wikipedia we shall share our knowlenge. According to the profile of the users who want to delete this article and to the history of their profile and their articles in wikipedia, the users who want to delete this article are bad communists. I am saying bad beacause a good communist respect the history and does not try to modify and change it hiding the truth, and stopping the research. In wikipedia we research the history, and we call all the people to give and share the knowlenge . We are not make critism to the sociaty and to political system. Finally if a user like me , or like the writter of an article (litinus) has to present his knowleage according to some rules of the wikipedia (copywrites etc) , then you have to communicate directly with the user and to help him to represent his articles, and you must not delete the whole article because you have different political believes from the content of the article. Thank you.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.130.69.33 (talk) 12:02, 26 May 2011 (UTC) 
  • I see you also posted this same message on the article's AFD page. I'm not sure why you felt it was appropriate to also post it on my User Talk page. I have no personal stake in this, and this has nothing to do with "political beliefs"; I'm just one of several users who !voted Delete because the information there appears to be non-verifiable. Please keep further discussion to the AFD page; bringing this to the Talk pages of every user involved in the discussion is completely inappropriate. ----Smeazel (talk) 19:36, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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