User talk:Sockatume

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Please add new talk to the bottom of the page. Note that as a lapsed user I am unlikely to reply.


Every so often, I will move the contents of my talk page into an Archive page.


Fair use rationale for File:Gaidenimpression.jpg[edit]


Thanks for uploading or contributing to File:Gaidenimpression.jpg. I notice the file page specifies that the file is being used under fair use but there is not a suitable explanation or rationale as to why each specific use in Wikipedia constitutes fair use. Please go to the file description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale.

If you have uploaded other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on those pages too. You can find a list of 'file' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free media lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Skier Dude (talk 06:44, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

WP:VG Interview[edit]

This hasn't hit the mainstream yet, but today is an important day for WP:VG. We've reached our 10 year anniversary! The WP:VG Newsletter crew are interested in running a feature this quarter on the early days of WP:VG and because you are one of the earliest contributors to the WikiProject, we need your help. In the last 10 years a lot has changed and we'd love to hear your perspective on it. One of the biggest changes may be your level of participation in the WikiProject or even in Wikipedia generally. This is why I'm contacting you almost 2 months before the newsletter is due to come out (it's due on April 2). I'm hoping that you'll have time somewhere between now and then to answer a few general questions reflecting on WP:VG and Wikipedia in general. Please contact me here if you would be willing to answer a few questions for our anniversary article. If you can participate, please mark this beside your name on the list, and if you can't participate please also mark this on the list by deleting your name or overstriking it. I hope this will be a fun and interesting quarter for the WP:VG Newsletter! Thanks in advance. -Thibbs (talk) 12:42, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

  • PS - If you'd prefer, I could also contact you by email. Let me know if that would be more convenient for you. -Thibbs (talk) 22:38, 6 February 2014 (UTC)


Hi, I noticed you recently nominated the article GeoResonance for deletion. It is a common courtesy to notify the creator of an article that the article is up for deletion. Can I ask why you did not (to the best of my knowledge) do this for me? Because I would have appreciated being notified. I realize doing this is kind of like inviting someone to mess with a plan to get a (perhaps dubious) article deleted, but articles should be able to stand or fall whether or not that kind of invitation gets made or responded to, no? By not notifying me, you have signaled that you were maybe unsure of the nomination, and that maybe I should request a deletion review. But all of that is beside the point. You did not notify me— can I ask why? KDS4444Talk 20:22, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

As you can probably tell from the age of the archive posts above it has been a while since I was particularly active on Wikipedia and I guess my Wikipedia etiquette is rusty. I can only apologise for the omission. Sockatume (talk) 20:26, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:49, 23 November 2015 (UTC)