User talk:Smokizzy

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Welcome!

Hello, Smokizzy, 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 name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  RJFJR 23:00, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

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Userboxes[edit]

How do you want them arranged? I'm going to be away until some time Sunday so you may get better response from Wikipedia:Village pump (technical). RJFJR 21:07, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

On the right and/or in groups. Smokizzy 21:10, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Apparently userboxes can be formatted using either HTML tables or wiki-markup infoboxes. I'm not very experienced at this. My recommendation is look at the user pages of people who are experienced, until you find one layed out in a way you like and then copy it. Or you can try the village pump technical section. I'm sorry I can't be of more assistance. RJFJR 15:48, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Link to a Category[edit]

To link to a category put it in double brackets, then a colon (for link rather than to include the page in the categdory) then the name beginning with category: and then close with a double brackets. Like this Category:Cleanup by month is '[[:Category:Cleanup by month]]'. RJFJR 19:15, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

TCFA[edit]

Do you really think the chris farley arcade needs a db bio? LazyLaces 20:58, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

  • Oh, nevermind. Just Google them. Can't find them. LazyLaces 00:37, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Smile[edit]

I hope you don't mind that I claimed your smile. :) --Czj 17:37, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

word association[edit]

There only limit on how often you can play word association is that you can not have successive turns. In most games this means that you can only add one word, and then you have to wait for someone else to have a turn before you can have your next one. It isn't generally regarded as a good thing if your contributions to word association (or other games) significantly outway productive contributions to the wiki, but this is just a matter of opinion. Thryduulf 17:32, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

I'm a much more infrequent visitor to Wikipedia than I once was, due to changed in my offline circumstances, so it was pure chance how quick the response was - I didn't even look when you posted the message! I'm not certain if your comment about the second part of my answer and your understanding thereof was sacastic or genuine!?! Thryduulf 17:40, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Your NPWatcher Application[edit]

Dear Smokizzy,

Thank you for applying for NPWatcher! You've been approved to use it. Before you run the program, please check the changelog on the application page to see if there is a newer release (or just add the main page (here) to your watchlist). Report any bugs or feature suggestion here. If you need help, feel free to contact me or join NPWatcher.

Snowolf (talk) CON COI - 13:08, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Association of Professional Genealogists[edit]

Do you really think Association of Professional Genealogists is a blatent advertisemetn? I don't see any promotional tone. it is a stub, and needs expansion if kept. It may be non-notable. Bot spam? I don't think so. DES (talk) 06:36, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Cpl Tyler Rock[edit]

You tagged Cpl Tyler Rock for speedy deletion. I've removed the speedy tag and haven't deleted it, because you gave no rationale other than "Not sure what this article is", and the article does not seem to meet any of the speedy deletion criteria. In future, please refer to one of the WP:CSD criteria when tagging an article for speedy. The article might well be deletable - it has only one source and no real evidence of notability - but it should be sent to AfD in that case, rather than speedied. Walton Need some help? 16:52, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

re: Copyediting[edit]

Hi Smokizzy, I'd be glad to give you an editor review, but it probably won't happen before Wednesday-ish because I'm a bit busy in the real world. Hope you don't mind! Regards, – Riana 04:10, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

French presidential election, 2007[edit]

why did you do this: 14:48, 7 May 2007 Smokizzy (Talk | contribs) m (98,471 bytes) (Reverted 4 edits by 213.41.137.29 identified as vandalism to last revision by Coemgenus. using TW)

If you did it because I wrote This will be done by employee paied 25% more (in net) per hour between 35 and 39, with money from welfare, then just know that the frnch newspaper La Tribune (lunidi 7 mai 2007) write on page 5: «Dès le collectif budgétaire qui sera soumis aux députés en juillet, il fera adopter l'une des mesures les plus emblématiques de son projet visant à développer dans les entreprises les heures supplémentaires. Au delà de la 35° heure de travail continue, toute heure supplémentaire bénéficiera d'un bonus de 25%, mais surtout elle sera totalement défiscalisée et exonérée de cotisations sociales (salariales et patronales) de sécurité sosciale.». I did not understodd where the vandalism is.

MoS[edit]

Information.svg In a recent edit, you changed one or more words from one international variety of English to another. Because Wikipedia has readers from all over the world, our policy is to respect other forms of English in Wikipedia articles.

For subjects exclusively related to Britain (for example, a famous British person), use British English. For something related to the United States in the same way, use American English. If it is an international topic, use the same form of English the original author used.

In view of that, please don't change articles from one version of English to the other, even if you don't normally use the version the article is written in. Respect other people's versions of English. They in turn should respect yours. Other general guidelines on how Wikipedia articles are written can be found in the Wikipedia:Manual of Style. If you have any queries about all this, just ask anyone on Wikipedia and they will help you. Thank you. Matthew 21:14, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Harry Potter is a UK subject, hence uses UK English. Matthew 21:14, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

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William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet[edit]

Hello! Be careful when you auto-revert vandalism that the changes you make to the page are not leaving problems themselves! Regards, (aeropagitica) 20:57, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Mock Interview[edit]

Hi, have you followed the external links section to see if the subject is notable or not? have you googled before adding the notability guidelines? though the article is still stub and seconds old, you hasten to add the template. If you still insist that the subject is not notable enough, then I would request putting the article for voting, as I believe it should stay. Please, let me know what you think on my user page. Sdudah 04:03, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

He did the same thing for William Spaniel. stealthymatt 00:13, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

William Spaniel[edit]

You recently marked William Spaniel as in the category "Wikipedia articles with topics of unclear importance". The article has expanded greatly since then, and I would appreciate it if you could both explain your reasons for the article being of the category or take it out of the category. Thanks, stealthymatt 00:12, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for removing the tag, I was going to keep expanding the text and integrating the 3rd party sources, but now it's okay. Thanks again, stealthymatt 02:42, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

re DefCom template[edit]

No it's not silly, but I just figured that people would just sign it themselves I guess... Herostratus 18:51, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

  • Ah. Well they should definitely all be parallel. The thing is, I don't know how to add the sigs. I don't think it's as simple as just adding four tildes. For instance User:Zsinj/Wdefcon, which is automatically signed... but how? is the "" near the bottom? Do you know anything about this? Herostratus 21:39, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Richard Turnbull[edit]

I have slightly expanded this article and on the talk page I have outlined why I believe him to be notable.--Oxonian2006 01:53, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Reverting changes in Universidad Simón Bolívar[edit]

Hi, I reverted some changes I considered inapropriate, since they were not first discussed, and lacked some base. Also, I took the time to write my reasons for doing that in the discussion page of the article. I would like to know your reasons for reverting my reversion, starting off by the fact that the university's motto is actually "La Universidad del Futuro" and not "La Universidad de la Excelencia" as you can see in this webpage http://www.usb.ve/conocer/simbolos.html (although, it is in Spanish.)

So, please, be so kind to state your reasons for your actions. In the meantime, I will not re-edit for a day or two the page, as a sign of respect to you, until we discuss properly the situation and get to a mutual agreement. I look forward to seeing your point of view. Regards, Daguerio. Daguerio 00:29, 31 May 2007 (UTC).

Great! It is nice to know you are willing to help. I did not alter the basic structure of Traditions. I fixed some typos and made it more PC. I also added some "citation needed"s, but, I would like to add the sort of disclaimer that states there is a lack of sources used in that part of the article. I am not quite sure how to do that and would like you to help me.

Also, regarding sources, I truly want to help. Sadly, although most of the things are true in Traditions (I really know it since I am currently studying there and know those myths by heart, as everybody else I know does), I cannot seem to find sources. It is really hard, especially in the internet. I do not know if there is another way I could find sources to back those statements, maybe an interview with some authority of the university or something else. If you can think of something you are more than welcomed to help.

Lastly, I hope you like my last edit and do not find the need to revert it. If you have any comments, please, do tell me, as I am really interested in improving this article. That is all for now. Thanks for your time. Regards, Daguerio. Daguerio 00:19, 1 June 2007 (UTC).

Apologies about the sockpuppet "articles"[edit]

I mega-goofed, obviously, which I so rarely do. I've tagged all the ones I created by mistake with {{db-empty}}, so you needn't do anymore, and they should all go away soon. I was attempting to categorize all the uncategorized sockpuppet categories, which I'll go do now. Correctly. To quote a wise man, "D'oh!" Sorry again for the inconvenience. :( --Ebyabe 02:06, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Hey, thanks for the compliment! It was fun putting that together, and periodically adding to it. By the way, thanks for all the great anti-vandalism work you're doing. Cheers, Antandrus (talk) 17:31, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Attack at Sean Salmon[edit]

Are you aware your reverts [1] are still to vandalized versions of the page? -wizzard2k (CTD) 02:34, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Harry Potter infobox[edit]

Thanks for your feedback. I changed the Prisoner of Azkaban one to a darker background to increase the contrast with the title text. Are there other ones you'd like to change? If so, please tell me or you can also change them yourself by using the colors from Web colors#X11 color names. For example, I chagned the PoA background color from "purple" to "indigo". Hope that helps. Brisvegas 23:39, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Thought you might be interested in this...[edit]

NY WKP Meetup. Miranda 12:10, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia New York Meet-Up[edit]

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Welcome to VandalProof![edit]

Thank you for your interest in VandalProof, Smokizzy! 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 05:24, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

IRC cloak request[edit]

I am Smokizzy on freenode and I would like the cloak wikipedia/smokizzy. Thanks. --Smokizzy (talk) 15:34, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Deleting sandbox[edit]

Just use Db|reason to delete it Taprobanus 22:07, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Name the edit[edit]

Vidor 03:20, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

No, it wasn't that, as I blanked the talk page after receiving that message. I suspect it was the perfect game article, in which I have been in a dispute with another user. I was wondering if that user had been in communication with you. He has not responded to my last message on the discussion page. Vidor 03:36, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Thanks for reverting the vandalism. Can you watch that guy please? Crunch13 15:06, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Your revert on WP:RFCU/P[edit]

Hi! Why did you revert Lucasbfr at [2]? ST47 15:16, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

hahaha, seems you went a bit fast on the rollback button, my friend ;). -- lucasbfr talk 15:17, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Revert on Rodney_McKay[edit]

Hi, you reverted my changes[3] on Rodney_McKay without a comment. I tried, as suggested by the 'Trivia' tag, to integrate "content in this section [...] into the body of the article or" to remove it. I also made a few minor changes. Was something wrong with any of them?

Thanks for reverting...[edit]

... the vandalism on my user page, before I even noticed it was there! Nice work. Bencherlite 14:38, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Atlantis[edit]

You reverted the changes I made regarding the supposed location of the Pillars of Hercules, giving the reason that I did not cite a reference. Yet what is said in the Atlantis article, which is totally controversial, is not referenced. Who said that before Eratosthenes the Greeks placed the Pillars of Hercules at the Straits of Sicily? What evidence do you have for this? Please supply it, as I would be very interested to read it.

please please please[edit]

Please remove the speedy deletion warning on Redington Museum. You put it on while I was writing it. I have more things to add but look at it now. The warning says that I can't remove it. Please please please.Spevw 01:44, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank you. It really is a nice place and possibly the most historic place in this part of the state.Spevw 01:52, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Re:ASAP Help Needed with Saturn article[edit]

Thanks. Universe=atomTalkContributions 15:06, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Request to remove speedy delete tags[edit]

I think now you can see where All-Star Final Vote is going and that it is encyclopedic enough to be kept. I would appreciate it if you would remove your speedy delete tags. I have already commented them out.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 20:00, 5 July 2007 (UTC) ₩

Ian Balding[edit]

Working on it right now. Will do a speedy update to get rid of Socrates from the substitution template. Sorry about that!!

Kind Regards...SriMesh | talk 02:48, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the help with joining the History Wikiproject

Regency University[edit]

What was your thinking behind reverting 76.25.51.174's edit? I guess I'm asking, why didn't you revert 71.223.52.24's edits also? The latter's addition strikes me as not well written for Wikipedia -- clearly POV and poorly sourced. It appeared that 76.25.51.174's edit was an attempt to add NPOV although the editor didn't go nearly far enough. What do you think? Therefore 21:40, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Enrico Mattei[edit]

Hi Smokizzy. Except in the case of obvious vandalism it normally takes me more than one minute to decide if a page should be reverted. Perhaps you would like to review Enrico Mattei a little more fully following my reversal, although improvements are, of course, very welcome. Gralo 20:56, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Oh dear...[edit]

I'm sorry. Don't know what I was thinking/looking at. Apologies, Smokizzy (talk) 21:32, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

No problem. The beauty of Wikipedia is that everything is reversible! Regards Gralo 21:35, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Planet Movies by AMC[edit]

Hi, I was just wondering why you reverted my edits to this article. They were both valid and notable, as well as referenced at the bottom of the page. Also, you provided no reason or rationale and did not discuss the issue on the talk page, as per Wikipedia's general policy. Try not to revert things without investigating their merit. Maybe the editor added valuable information, as in this case. CaseyIsDShiz 22:03, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

SunRocket Change by Telecom_Eng[edit]

Your message regarding a revert of my edit to the SunRocket article does not make sense. The text I added regarding the announcement by SunRocket that it is "no longer accepting calls for customer support or sales" is accurate and was published in several newspaper articles including the New York Times word for word. Other users have word-smithed the article and provided numerous official sources. SunRocket is reported to be going out of business and leaving over 200,000 VoIP users without service after they paid $199 for a year's worth of service. SunRocket ..... the "gotcha" phone company. Please explain why you sent messages saying you reverted my edit.

Coaching assignment[edit]

You wrote:

Alright, you've convinced me. I accept the challenge. But first, can you tell me how you see all the good things you've said about me? :) Where do I go from here? Smokizzy (talk) 21:33, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
To the left, in the toolbox menu of the sidebar (for those using the default "monobook" skin), is the "User contributions" command. It shows up on the menu when you are on another user's user page. Also, I analyze your contributions using Interiot's "wannabe Kate's tool" edit counter - there's a link to it at the top of my tools page (see my menu system on my user page).
Glad to have you aboard! The Transhumanist    22:57, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Your coaching page is set up. And your first assignment awaits you. See you there! The Transhumanist 00:55, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Classroom collaboration[edit]

We've got a classroom project now: taking an article through the featured article development process. The article we're working on is meaning of life. I'll meet you on the article's talk page! The Transhumanist 20:44, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Speedies[edit]

Just a reminder that WP-nn (WP:CSD A7) can only be used for the types of things specified, people, companies, web content, groups, bands. It cannot be used for schools, articles about poetry, or anything not listed. Also, it can not be used where there is any good-faith assertion of importance--saying someone is a school principal, for example, is an assertion of importance. In each case, the method to use is either PROD, if you think it will not be contested, or AfD, if you think it will. DGG (talk) 15:03, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Welcome![edit]

Howz it goin?[edit]

We're taking on the meaning of life as a class project, to bring it to featured article status. Any help and coaching you could provide would be most appreciated. We also have several students with coaching pages at the VC, so feel free to choose one or more and jump right in and coach. See the archive of coaching pages (most of the coaches' pages go way back) to see the approaches taken. Feel free to try new approaches. The Transhumanist 23:59, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Military history WikiProject coordinator selection[edit]

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Bovine Transportation Patterns[edit]

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United States Special Operations Forces[edit]

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Military history WikiProject coordinator election[edit]

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WikiProject Harry Potter roll-call[edit]


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Confirmation[edit]

Please confirm that this is the Smokizzy that is requesting username usurpation on en.wikibooks. Thanks. --SB_Johnny | PA! 22:15, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Yep, that's me. Smokizzy (talk) 22:16, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Removing warnings[edit]

Hello. I noticed that you warned Chloh for removing warnings from the user talk page. I just want to let you know that that's currently allowed by our userspace guideline. Cheers, WODUP 05:21, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Worse than that - they weren't even warnings. Please read up on what is and what is not vandalism before accusing people of vandalizing their own talk page. In this case, it comes very close to biting the newbies. Pairadox 05:51, 31 August 2007 (UTC)
Yeah. I should have checked the the editor against the page in question; I wouldn't have warned the user otherwise. Smokizzy (talk) 14:03, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

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You revert too fast. O_O[edit]

As I was in the process of changing it back. I was showing a friend how to edit. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 170.185.30.19 (talk) 15:55, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Smile:)[edit]

Thanks a lot for smiling back at me. Have a nice day:)--†Sir James Paul† 13:41, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

Query[edit]

Hi. Why did you revert this edit? — Adriaan (TC) 16:20, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Northwestern High School (Rock Hill, South Carolina)[edit]

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Happy Birthday![edit]

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Phoenix-wiki[edit]

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Coaching[edit]

I've resigned as coach.

I'm telling you in case you want to help coach the VC students.

The Transhumanist 03:54, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Milhist coordinators election has started[edit]

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WP:UAA[edit]

Hiya - just a quick note. I've removed a couple of your posts to WP:UAA. Having a name which matches the name of a company isn't automatically a breach of username policy. When you use that account to promote that company, or organisation, then it is, and the account should then be blocked. A number of the reports which you've made are for accounts which haven't actually made any contributions - it could be seen as a bit bitey and a failure to assume good faith to block them immediately. If, of course, they then start creating articles about the very organisations after which they are named, feel free to relist them. Thanks, and thanks for your efforts! GBT/C 19:25, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

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Re:message[edit]

...so for thankin' a gentleman for pointing me to a place where I amy experiment with a wiki I now recieve a warning? Thats not southern hospitality, sir, not hospitality in the least. Good day, sir, and in the future, consider puttin; some thought into your comments before lashing out a thanks. Ya'll end up makin' enemies that way, not friends. 129.108.96.107 (talk) 01:17, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for reverting vandalism[edit]

Hi! You've received this templated message because you've recently reverted vandalism on User:TenOfAllTrades or User talk:TenOfAllTrades. I'd like to thank you for fixing things up, and I appreciate the effort.

The vandalism you've reverted is due to a serial vandal and harrasser that once went by the username Light current. He's been indefinitely blocked for a year, but just hasn't seemed to have taken the hint. Sometimes he'll edit using an IP from one of Tiscali UK's ranges, other times he'll use a throwaway sock of some sort. The page at Wikipedia:Abuse reports/Tiscali DSL provides the background. Typical IP addresses are 76.76.* and 88.108.* through 88.111.*.

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March 2008[edit]

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The recent edit you made to Princess Nikki constitutes vandalism, and has been reverted. Please do not continue to vandalize pages; use the sandbox for testing. Thanks. Smokizzy (talk) 01:53, 12 March 2008 (UTC))

Niagara River[edit]

Look at the issue again. Inanimate objects like rocks cannot commit treachery; The word was most likely put there by someone for whom English was a second language. Thus, removal of this inappropriate adjective can in no way be considered "unconstructive". Please note that when dealing with other wikipeadians, please try to follow the guidelines in WP:AGF. This means, not reverting other people's work without discussing it first. Thanks, Overminor (talk) 05:31, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

JACOS[edit]

I agree with you that some of the links provided on the article were spammy, but others were a GF attempt by the article's author to address the issues coming up in the AfD. I've restored some of the better links. Please be careful when undoing edits without an edit summary; I had no idea what you were doing until I checked the author's talk page. Despite the addition of sources, I'm not withdrawing the AfD, so if you feel they're inadequate, I encourage you to voice your concerns there. Thanks. --NsevsTalk 21:30, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

barnstar[edit]

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For easily beating me to reverts many times even though I was using huggle, Smokizzy is awarded this barnstar. J.delanoygabsadds 21:44, 14 March 2008 (UTC)


Hey, and while you're reading this, I can get a few reverts in. :P J.delanoygabsadds

Dang it, I was thinking "No one but God Himself could beat someone with huggle." I was wrong. Another user with huggle can beat a user with huggle. Oh well...... J.delanoygabsadds 21:50, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

that was not vandalism I was giving the reader a preface to the racist and derogatory paragraph following. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Informatron (talkcontribs) 22:27, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Etta James[edit]

I restored your revert in the Etta James article. 14 appears correct. See http://biography.jrank.org/pages/2752/James-Etta.html . I was thinking it was bogus too, til I looke it up. - Fellow vandal fighter Tcncv (talk) 03:32, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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Here's a barnstar for your excellent work reverting vandalism. Good work! Cheers, Midorihana~いいですね? はい! 03:35, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
You're welcome. :) Midorihana~いいですね? はい! 03:38, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Psychology Article[edit]

It wasnt an unconstructive edit, its a shitty article and the stuff I removed was awful and added nothing.155.198.157.103 (talk) 05:04, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar![edit]

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Good work protecting Wikipedia from the vandals, particularly revering vandalism on my user talk page. Thanks! Tiddly-Tom 22:02, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

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Thanks you helped alot! I will keep that in mind. (The help template). I will ask you questions if I have any more thanks! --Sean (talk) 02:24, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

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WHEN The hunt will take place Saturday, September 27th from 1:00pm to 6:30pm, followed by prizes and celebration.

WHO All Wikipedians and non-Wikipedians are invited to participate in team of up to three (no special knowledge is required at all, just a digital camera and a love of the city). Bring a friend (or two)!

REGISTER The proper place to register your team is here. It's also perfectly possible to register on the day of when you get there, but it will be slightly easier for us if you register beforehand.

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349 W. 12th St. #3
Between Greenwich & Washington Streets
By the 14th St./8th Ave. ACE/L stop

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You're invited![edit]

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We'll make preparations for our exciting museum photography Wikipedia Loves Art! February bonanza (on Flickr, on Facebook) with Shelley from the Brooklyn Museum and Alex from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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You're invited![edit]

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You're invited...[edit]

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You're invited...[edit]

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LAST YEAR'S EVENT

WINNINGS? The first prize winning team members will get Eye-Fi Share cards, which automatically upload photos from your camera to your computer and to sites like Flickr. And there will also be cool prizes for other top scorers.

WHEN The hunt will take place Saturday, October 10th from 1:00pm to 6:30pm, followed by prizes and celebration.

WHO All Wikipedians and non-Wikipedians are invited to participate in team of up to three (no special knowledge is required at all, just a digital camera and a love of the city). Bring a friend (or two)!

REGISTER The proper place to register your team is here. It's also perfectly possible to register on the day of when you get there, but it will be slightly easier for us if you register beforehand.

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148 Lafayette Street
between Grand & Howard Streets

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Pharos

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Spoke card[edit]

Thanks for deleting that tres charmant message by User:76.167.245.94. The user has once (3x) again inexplicably deleted half the Spoke card article, but I'm not an administrator, so I can't actually do anything. Do you have any advice? This not exactly an article that I would have anticipated being controversial in any manner :) Thanks, -Uyvsdi (talk) 00:49, 23 November 2009 (UTC)Uyvsdi

hey there, can i ask you one question this isnt vandilsm by the way but why do you keep blocking my edits, could you please just give me a reason that you can actualy read. thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.44.188.113 (talk) 16:11, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

112.200.253.71[edit]

Do you want to do the honours of reporting them or can I? Alaphent (talk) 16:35, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Actually, figured it would be better to just do it Alaphent (talk) 16:36, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Someone vandalized my Userspace! Face-crying.svg But a little angel came along and fixed it! Face-angel.svg Thank you! - Vipin Hari || talk 04:36, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

The chico debarge page[edit]

SMokeizzy, I had the pleasure of talking to Fastily about the chico debarge page. The person editing Chico's page has no facts to back up the potentially libelous charges re Chico having 7 kids and being involved in paternity suits. Fastily agreed with me and issued a warning to the person making that claim. Here is Fastily's warning to that person:

"Please do not add content without citing verifiable and reliable sources, as you did to Chico DeBarge. Before making any potentially controversial edits, it is recommended that you discuss them first on the article's talk page. Please review the guidelines at Wikipedia:Citing sources and take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. -FASTILY (TALK) 05:33, 21 December 2009 (UTC)" —Preceding unsigned comment added by Realitylogger72 (talkcontribs)

AWB 4.6 is broken[edit]

In case you are still using AWB 4.6, I would like to inform you that AWB 4.6 is broken due to MW Changes. Feel free to download a SVN snapshots, and use 4.9.0.3. This will also help us with testing, and help us release it to you quicker! -- Magioladitis (talk) 11:51, 21 December 2009 (UTC)


Thank you[edit]

Thanks for getting rid of that nasty content on my talk page. Much appreciated.--Sky Attacker the legend reborn... 04:19, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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R3 CSD used on Eating pussy[edit]

Please be careful to read the criteria for speedy deletion before requesting deletion next time; R3 is for use on recently created articles which are created as a result of an implausible typo or misnomer. The redirect has not been created recently, and is not a typo or misnomer. If you have any further issues please consider taking the redirect to WP:RfD. GiftigerWunsch [TALK] 18:32, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Hedley Donovan[edit]

I haven't been near that page, I've just switched internet provider so maybe that's got something to do with it? As I said, I haven't even visited the man's page, let alone edited it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.85.143.156 (talk) 21:16, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue LXV, July 2011[edit]

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New Page Patrol survey[edit]

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Membership of the Counter-Vandalism Unit[edit]

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Military Historian of the Year[edit]

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Military history coordinator election[edit]

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Nomination for merging of Template:Columns-list[edit]

Template:Columns-list has been nominated for merging with Template:Div col. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. -- Beland (talk) 23:42, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Question![edit]

Hi there! Sorry for bothering, but it is the first time I use Wikiversity and I'm with a doubt. You see, I'm trying learn HTML (http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/HTML) and there asks me to sign in ("Please sign below if you are participating in this topic. Use three tildes (~) to sign"), but I didn't get it. Should I press "Edit" and write my name in there with three tildes? Because I couldn't find any textbox to sign in my name with the tildes. I saw you that your signed in, so could you help me? Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 189.1.128.130 (talk) 14:45, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

Hello. You sign your name by typing ~~~. I recommend creating an account first.

Rivonia Trial Neutrality[edit]

Dearest Smokizzy:

You summarily reverted my edit of Rivonia Trial on NPOV grounds and kindly invited me to comment here.

The original edit read "acts of sabotage designed to overthrow the apartheid system." My edit read "acts of sabotage designed to overthrow the South African government which then imposed a legal system of racial discrimination called Apartheid."

This is basically the difference between saying a bomb was planted near Hitler to scare him into reconsidering his racist policies versus saying a bomb was planted near Hitler to kill him and overthrow the Nazi government because of its racist policies.

It is my understanding, right or wrong, that the ANC was explicitly revolutionary and it sought to overthrow the white minority government of South Africa whose oppressive policies, including apartheid, it found intolerable. This is widely held belief. You may certainly disagree with it. You may think the ANC were merely terrorists trying to coerce the SA government through violence. That's fine. I think they were revolutionaries. I may be wrong.

So there may be a dispute of fact as to what exactly the bombing was designed to do. However, after careful consideration, you concluded that my edit was somehow "less than neutral". Can you explain to me exactly how my edit is "less than neutral," while your preferred edit is simply "neutral"? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.252.69.124 (talk) 00:17, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

im not sure how to edit[edit]

hi ive put those likes in there because most people dont know his books ive given ref. for the change can you help me? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 110.32.231.101 (talk) 02:21, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Merbau article[edit]

Dear Smokizzy,

We are legal from PETRONAS. We noticed that the content of this Merbau Article is severely incorrect, ie. the name of the fields and the company names are not in existance. Thus, we edited it in order to avoid misrepresentation.

Please DO NOT revert the article back to initial. Or else, we will report your account to WIKIPEDIA as well.

Appreciate your understanding.

THank you.

Makaziwe Mandela did not attend Waterford Kamhlaba (from one who did!). If you go to their web page you will see that Zenani and Zindzi (the daughters of Madiba and Winnie) are listed as famous alumni but not Makaziwe.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 57.66.110.252 (talk) 15:13, 11 December 2013 (UTC) 

WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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New deal for page patrollers[edit]

Hi Smokizzy,

In order to better control the quality of new pages, keep out the spam, and welcome the genuine newbies, the current system we introduced in 2011 is being updated and improved. The documentation and tutorials have also been revised and given a facelift. Most importantly a new user group New Page Reviewer has been created.

Under the new rule, you may find that you are temporarily unable to mark new pages as reviewed. However, this is nothing to worry about - most current experienced patrollers are being accorded the the new right without the need to apply, and if you have significant previous experience of patrolling new pages, we strongly encourage you to apply for the new right as soon as possible - we need all the help we can get, and we are now providing a dynamic, supportive environment for your work.

Find out more about this exiting new user right now at New Page Reviewers and be sure to read the new tutorial before applying. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:29, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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