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I was wondering what ever with to the CD of illustrations for De re metallica, did they make it to you? How did the look? Cowtowner (talk) 05:42, 28 June 2013 (UTC)


Hi- as I know we've fratched over the WikiCup before, I thought you may be interested in a comment I left on another user's talk page. Any thoughts you have on the matter are appreciated. Feel free to ignore if not! J Milburn (talk) 23:21, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

I'll try to take a look at it, but not that Wiki active. I didn't think we scrapped. WikiCup was just a natural thing that my segueing analytical interest wandered to. I thought you all kinda came out OK in the analysis I ran. In any case, it's a program and running well and for a while and mostly to your credit.
Was actually thinking of you all and even entering the thing (then winning it, hoisting the Cup over my head, running a victory lap around your computer while doing a Gastineau sack dance).  ;-P
Hope you are taking care of IRL things. See ya round, man.
TCO (talk) 02:24, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
OK, I skimmed it. First thank you for thinking of me. Second, your changes are very impressive. Hope they work well for your program and that your players enjoy the competition and the creative work. I'm sure they will benefit the readers.TCO (talk) 02:37, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks; hopefully the WikiCup will continue to develop further in that regard. If you want to join us next year, you'd be more than welcome- it's a lot of fun, and certainly something I'm proud to be a part of. Also pleasantly drama-free, as the majority of people who take part are not exactly drama lovers. J Milburn (talk) 17:17, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

The whole megillah[edit]

I'll have to save the riff on The Planet of the Apes for you since my comments are wasted on other talk pages! ;)

Kiefer.Wolfowitz 14:17, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Blessed are the peacemakers[edit]

TCO, I saw your post on a user page. I've made statements on Wikpediocracy (in the Governance thread, "Down with ____", which hasn't been renamed, despite my efforts). In particular, I wrote that I don't want an apology and am happy with no contact.

However, the massive logs have to be dealt with.

It's been a scandal when politicians have made "jokes" like "if you cannot rape your wife, who can you rape?" and last summer's "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down". Such persons are not the Republican spokespersons, representing the Republican Party to the world. In fact, they have been quickly removed from their public positions, but allowed to serve in other capacities.

Such a change can only be good for the individuals and the organizations. The individuals have time to focus on needed change and a rest from public conflict.

Kiefer.Wolfowitz 18:44, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

Gymnastics Examiner links still not working[edit]

Hi Stifle: You marked Gymnastics Examiner as approved on 03 MAR, but it is still not working. Also a user went and archived it. Help?

See here:

TCO (talk) 01:45, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

  • Approved means that it has been authorized for whitelisting, which is one of the steps on the way to being whitelisted. Only when it is marked "done" or "added" is it possible to add it onto an article. I understand one of my colleagues has now marked this "done". Stifle (talk) 19:17, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/R.V.C. Bodley[edit]

I hope you don't mind, but I did a restoration of this, in the hopes it would deal with the issues Wingtipvortex raised. Adam Cuerden (talk) 22:49, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/R.V.C. Bodley[edit]

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DYK for Kate Garvey[edit]

Orlady (talk) 08:04, 10 July 2013 (UTC)


Hi TCO, did you see the talk page, I'd be cautious about removing the EXT, would you consider undoing [1] ? (the portal can go of course) Widefox; talk 17:02, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

No, I didn't know there was some agreement to have two (?) copies of the link. I know there is some kerfuffle about linking in general. But I was just being a good content writer and eliminating a duplication, like I would on any article. If you want to stick it back, go ahead. (I'm not on some mission to hide the link or promote it. I will just take it as more cruftiness.)  ;-) TCO (talk) 17:09, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
Sure, appreciate the duplication argument and no explicit agreement on two links. Most of the articles I see have them duplicated (arguably the infoboxes have grown too large according to WP:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-07-10/Dispatch). If you don't feel like doing it, I may do it....not in any rush to mind.... :) Widefox; talk 14:14, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
I part undid your edit per guideline WP:ELPOINTS - the separate issue of whether to include is per talk page, more there Talk:Wikipediocracy. Widefox; talk 15:44, 12 July 2013 (UTC)


This is what you were looking to do. --kelapstick(bainuu) 02:46, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks.TCO (talk) 03:00, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

No guts[edit]

You may be right, but you may wish to sign your posts when you are being so emphatic ;) Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 03:19, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks man. TCO (talk) 03:21, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
Oh...and regarding "guts", that reminds me of the farmer's story. He told some lady at church that he had been moving manure...and she said "you mean fertilizer please!" He just looked at her and said, "ma-yam, you wouldn't believe how long it took my wife to get me to call it manure."


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To TCO, for comments at RfA. Axl ¤ [Talk] 09:13, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

I am dismayed to see the rebuttal to your recent RfA !vote. This sort of harrassment has become a growing trend at RfA. I agree with you that article creation puts admins in a better position to determine CSD and AfD eligibility, although I don't place as much emphasis as you do. It looks like the RfA is going to pass, but that does not diminish the importance of opposition !votes—indeed minority views need to be aired and your reasoning is certainly valid. Best wishes. Axl ¤ [Talk] 09:21, 13 July 2013 (UTC)


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Hi TCO, as per your statement to allow you to reconsider, please see my post under your oppose. JustBerry (talk) 15:37, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Although I may disagree with you on your oppose of Huon's RfA, you have raised some quality support behind your argument. With civility, you have successfully communicated your opinion in the Wikipedian community, and I would like to honor you with this barnstar for the manner in which you did so. JustBerry (talk) 18:53, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks man.

1. You deserve it more yourself...I figured there would be a re-re-rebuttal.

2. This award is sooooo not me. I always duck when the orange bar comes up.

See you round the Wiki. Good luck in editing and real life. I'm going to go lift legs and blade/bike. (I think lift after, blading up hills after working on legs is just too harsh.)TCO (talk) 18:57, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

Well, no problem anyway. See you around as well. Face-smile.svg --JustBerry (talk) 19:02, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

Content from 2009[edit]

A few weeks ago, you posted that I owed some content from the era of my Volokh Conspiracy posts in 2009. Perhaps senility has set in, but I am not recalling what you are referring to. If you can refresh my recollection I will see if I can help. Regards, Newyorkbrad (talk) 20:02, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

[2] TCO (talk) 20:27, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. I see in there my oft-repeated promise of more mainspace, but I thought (maybe I misread) that I had committed to undertake a particular piece of content work—if so I don't see it in that thread. Incidentally, although I am continually being drawn back into arbitration cases and other administratorish things, I have been trying to do more mainspace this year, including creating several articles about some Supreme Court cases, some of which are in good shape now and others of which need polishing. More to come, I certainly hope. Regards, Newyorkbrad (talk) 15:37, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Your help desk question[edit]

I attempted a response.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 21:22, 15 July 2013 (UTC)


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I've responded to yours and User:TCO's comments. King Jakob C2 22:38, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Isabel Maxwell[edit]

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Thank you for the kind and eloquent defense of my efforts at the Rhodes 19 article. Frankly it is so long ago that I don't remember the specifics. It looks like the article was deleted. I rarely participate in WP any more, but enjoy reading the articles. Since I read mostly on my tablet, I rarely visit my talk page. Thanks for the hard work at WP. Cheers and best regards. KevinKevin Murray (talk) 19:44, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Make group 12 poor metals?[edit]

You are invited to comment on this suggestion (Zn, Cd, Hg → poor metal; Cn → only predicted; 113 → predicted transition metal) at WT:ELEM#Make the group 12 elements poor metals? Double sharp (talk) 05:08, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Signpost Report[edit]

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Thanks for your kind support…[edit]

I refer to your plea for mercy to be visited upon me! Hopefully I will be allowed to continue editing. I'm still itching to do cites 1–12! ;D Really, for my money, that fluorine article is one of the jewels of Wikipedia, and that's largely down to you. All my very best wishes you, wherever you are in the world. LudicrousTripe (talk) 17:27, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Hang in there and don't let any of the Wiki moderator stuff affect you in real life: your mood or your work. (talk) 22:51, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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The original and best barnstar. For your efforts on Fluorine. LudicrousTripe (talk) 17:29, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Vote: Group 3 metals; group 12 as poor metals[edit]

As a member of WikiProject Elements, you are invited to comment and vote here. Double sharp (talk) 14:37, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

A horse of another color[edit]

I've asked the other peer reviewers on the Chincoteague article to weigh in at the FAC, please feel free to, but I have a different project for you if you are minded to do this. It is Franklin Peale, I'm concerned that I may not be accurately giving the reader the technical stuff that attends his trip to Europe and the aftermath. Peale was quite a character, I've been waiting to do his article for a while. I wonder what made him turn to the dark side, after all, he had just married a Girard and didn't need the money I suppose.--Wehwalt (talk) 15:23, 28 November 2013 (UTC)


If you see some edits, it's me having a go at copy editing this article. I see it's been to FAC three times. The content looks like it's all there. Just needs some work on the prose, in my view. Sandbh (talk) 04:40, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

I'll continue this thread on the Fluorine talk page. Sandbh (talk) 09:46, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Are you still around?[edit]

Just wondering. If you are, what do you think of the current state of F? I rewrote neptunium with Thingg as well: do you have any comments? Double sharp (talk) 15:07, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

If you're ever back[edit]

I want you to know fluorine has finally become a FA. I believe you'll never read this and thus never find this out (I would be glad to be wrong), but I still think you need to be informed. The article would never be as great as it is now without you. You've taught me a lot. Thank you for that and for all of that time. Be successful in your real life.--R8R (talk) 20:14, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

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Making WP:GYMNAST more inclusive for Junior Athletes[edit]

I have introduced new edits to WP:GYMNAST that allow for individual gold medalists in the junior division of international elite meets to be notable in WP:NSPORTS. Your comments would greatly be appreciated based on your initial involvement. MATThematical (talk) 23:42, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

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Adding New clause to WP:GYMNAST[edit]

Do you support this additional prong for notability. I'm trying to make gymnastics notibility more inclusive while still holding to high standards. I had an idea to make a country specific prong, to include more gymnasts from countries where gymnastics is popular

  1. Has won an individual medal at the senior national championships or gold medal at the junior national championships for any of the following countries: USA, Russia, China, Romania, Japan, Ukraine.

Japan and Ukraine are mainly in there for mens gymnastics, but they also have the benefit of having some great female gymnasts too. Like Murakami Mai, who I believe was ripped off at the 2013 WC floor event finals. Her routine was magical. Are there any countries you would add or take away? They would have to be reasonably good at men's and women's gymnastics. In a few years I could see adding Great Britain to the list but perhaps its a bit too early to make a judgement on them MATThematical (talk) 17:33, 18 February 2015 (UTC)