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Please let me know if something on this page appears strangely; it's mostly customized and I only have one computer to test its appearance on.


Gnome-face-sick.svg Due to health problems my activity will be minimal for the time being. I hope to feel better soon. Star of life2.svg
I've been on Wikipedia for about nine years but I edit less often than many other long-term users. These days most of my edits are related to anti-vandalism and general site maintenance. As of June 16, 2010 I am an administrator on the English Wikipedia. Please note that since I mostly work in the areas of vandalism cleanup, many of my edits are to pages containing obscenities or otherwise inappropriate content. If I happen to be among the first people you meet on Wikipedia I want to make sure I don't give you the wrong impression about what the most common sort of edits on Wikipedia are.

I am not an active edit filter manager, but I've decided it's better to leave the userright on for the few occasions I do need it (always at the request of someone else), rather than keep switching it on and off.

Although rarely called upon, my name isn't just a nickname; I am fairly knowledgeable about bath and body products as well as mass-produced candy.

This user is no longer active on Wikipedia.
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New section[edit]

Hello "Soap". You asked me about my human figures in the dinosaur size diagrams; I plan to continueto use the "neutral" woman figure. Another user said that the version with the hands on her hips looked like a girl, not a woman. That is the reason I made a new. Of course, if you want to use any of them, you can do! Conty 26:30, 19 March 2011. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Conty (talkcontribs)

No hard feelings[edit]

No hard feelings as to what you said on Mike's talk page. Also could you please review my request for permission at WT:FILTER. Thanks. Jessy (SCG01) 22:26, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Edit test cleanup bot[edit]

Hi there. I have started a discussion at the Village Pump regarding a proposed bot that would clean up the "example"-type edit tests discussed in edit filter discussion you commented in. Your input is invited! 28bytes (talk) 17:30, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the blanking[edit]

THanks for blanking that user page - definitely wasn't one of my accounts! Skier Dude (talk) 02:45, 11 April 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for catching the vandalism on my userpage. I seem to be a popular guy lately! ;-) –BMRR (talk) 23:43, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for filter override[edit]

Thank you for overriding that filter on my endophytic fungi page. I put up the final version of the text, with properly formatted references. ColonelHazard (talk) 01:10, 20 April 2011 (UTC)


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Sent you another one. --Dylan620 (tc) 18:55, 15 April 2011 (UTC)
And another. --Dylan620 (I'm all ears) 03:24, 18 April 2011 (UTC)


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Catfish Jim & the soapdish 13:33, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Re: Mushroom Kingdom Fusion[edit]

You're always welcome to open a review at DRV. Andrevan@ 19:48, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Filter 397[edit]

I've removed the custom disallow message from the filter; do you have any further recommendations for it? Feezo (send a signal | watch the sky) 02:00, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

you should protect cults[edit]

They also kill people —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:19, 3 May 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for the advice and the support on the RfA Soap... I wasn't expecting that level of support, and I'll have to make sure I live up to expectations, because I'm not going through that again! Cheers, Catfish Jim & the soapdish 09:17, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks for reverting the vandalism on the War Resisters League page. I was mistaken by who did it, I got confused when looking at this page:

Thanks again, I really appreciate your help.Farmsworth (talk) 20:29, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

It was the ip address, which belongs to an educational institution. Can you (soft?) block them please? Farmsworth (talk) 20:54, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
It's not usually proper to block an IP for vandalism when they haven't edited in the past few days. In this case it's been three weeks, and any block would likely stop nothing. Soap 13:04, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Question for Soap = where did my talk page edit go?[edit]


Can you tell me where my talk page edit went? I can see the page correctly when I view from home which is where I edit from. But if I view the page from work - where I only read from, I cannot see the edit. The edit is in my revision history [1] but it doesn't show on my talk page or in my talk page log [2] when I view if from my work IP. The "Note to Atama" edit shows fine when I view it from my home IP where I created it though.

Is someone playing a prank on me?

Is it possible that my user talk page is enabled for flagged revisions? If so, why would a post by me to my own page not be accepted by a review to be accepted onto my own talk page?

What good is a "This is my final post on this topic" post if the edit doesn't even show up on my talk page?

If I was a conspiracy theorist - I would believe that someone made that post invisible to hide the evidence that I was blocked improperly, but more likely it was just a Wikipedia glitch or a prank.

I'm asking you because you were able to help me about a year ago when I was trying to position a smiley face on my user page and the edits kept getting blocked - about 30 times - before the edit finally stuck.

a series of unfortunate events
The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.

1) I purposely triggered the edit filter [3] on the Wikipedia Sandbox and was blocked for a day [4]

2) I do not request an unblock because I actually did purposely trigger the edit filter and it would have been lying to say otherwise.

3) The one day block expired and I admitted to triggering the filter on purpose and apologized. [5]

4) The next day I made three edits. You can see the edits in my edit history - they were ordinary edits - and did not trigger the edit filter - they were the only edits that I made on May 14th and they are all still present on their respective pages.

5) The next day I discover that I am blocked for one week for triggering the edit filter [6]

6) I am slightly annoyed - I had no problem being blocked for something that I actually did and which I admitted to doing - but not for something I didn't do. I most certainly did not trigger the edit filter again and no one should say that I did.

7) I try to create an unblock request with links to all of the edits that I made, but the unblock itself triggers the edit filter twice [7] and [8] when I include the links even though the edits themselves did not and are still present.

8) You can see my unblock request and all of the details on my talk page. I admitted multiple times that I purposely triggered the edit filter the first time, but that I certainly did not trigger it again and I clearly (at least I though it was clearly) describe the whole sequence of events.

9) After a few days of no response, administrator Atama finally investigates and tells me that I know why I'm blocked [9] and that I am just playing games. [10]

10) During the conversation - Atama tells me that he used google and saw that "sandbox" misspelled is a hacker term and that I am blocked for adding that word to my user page. [11]

11) I have looked on google (and bing) and found no such hacker term (there were a few typos with that term - but nothing real).

12) I decided that if anyone's time is being wasted by our conversation - it is my own - Atama made a mistake using google, no other admin will unblock me now that I've been called a coy, hacker, game player by Atama, and there is no point in continuing the conversation.

13) I post my final Magnum Opus [12] here and give up on the matter. The edit is polite, detailed, helpful, and all the other terms in the boyscout motto and contained nothing objectionable in any way.

14) I then notice that the edit is gone from my talk page but not from my edit history

15) Where did it go?

16) Is someone trying to hide my marvelous post? Or is there a Wikipedia glitch that makes it not visible?

17) Is my talk page cursed? Does it have anything to do with the smiley face on the lower right? Is it a Wikipedia bug? Is someone pulling a prank?

Here is some information about my activities last week so you'll know that I am a person and not an IP number. [13]

Thanks for reading - If I had any money I'd give you 10 cents for each of the above bullet points that you actually read - or $2.00 if you read all 18 of them.

Let me know if you have any questions, although I cannot guarantee that your questions won't mysteriously disappear from my talk page before I can read them or that they won't somehow not be visible to me. (talk) 00:00, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

MESSAGE Hi - I know this was a long time ago but why did you decided to not raise my banning, just because thought my reason was an excuse? I'd never heard that blaming it on your brother was a common excuse, but funnily enough, it was my brother who used this 'Niggletv2' account. I would only edit Wikipedia for the better - as you could probably see from my recent editing history. Just wanted to get this cleared up. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:37, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Ian Jobling[edit]

Hello. As a contributor to this article, you may be interested to know I have nominated it for deletion. Your comments are welcome at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ian Jobling. Robofish (talk) 01:07, 24 May 2011 (UTC)


...for your support. I noticed that you went unopposed, and that speaks volumes about you. Best, Drmies (talk) 14:44, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Toddler page clean up[edit]

Hi there, thanks for your comments - I have ammended the referencing as suggested. I believe the sources now referenced should comply with wiki standards. Just thought I would have a go at cleaning up this page - I have a background in research on children but am new to wikipedia. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by LMOughton (talkcontribs) 12:25, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

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"Hidden" revisions of a page (offline) ??[edit]

Re. WP:HD#"Hidden" revisions of a page (offline) ??

Fixed; apparently, some odd technical glitch with the Squid cache, which was resolved by the Wikimedia tech team.  Chzz  ►  03:01, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Request for mediation (Dyshidrosis)[edit]

Hi, I've been invited to participate in mediation over the content User:Carolethecatlover wants to change in the Dyshidrosis page since I have reverted it more than once. I noticed you've reverted the same content recently, so I'll invite you to visit the case page and indicate whether you'd like to participate or not. Thanks! —Mu Mind (talk) 11:17, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Re: Are you the one who made that Tetris animation with the stick figures?[edit]

Yup, that's me. Did that animation back in 2003, it's nice to hear that someone remembers it. :) TH1RT3EN talkcontribs 14:43, 11 June 2011 (UTC)


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Hi, good work on the IP-hopper, I've requested semi-protection for the article. DuncanHill (talk) 23:35, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks bro. I know now not to vandalize pages. I won't do it again.

Larkable (talk) 01:02, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Unto the King (album)[edit]

It does meet A9. The album's by a church that doesn't have an article (Ocean Hills Church); Holland Davis' only involvement was writing the songs. Ten Pound Hammer, his otters and a clue-bat • (Otters want attention) 15:50, 25 June 2011 (UTC)