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Question on MOTD

Can anyone close a nomination, even if he or she voted on the motto? I moved three nominations into the awaiting list, and I'd like to close a couple, just to get a feel of how to do it. Thanks in advance. --Cremepuff222 (talk, review me!) 22:37, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Oh I see now, users involved in the discussion can't close it. Could you still show me how? --Cremepuff222 (talk, review me!) 22:38, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
I have a question as well, can I make a decision on whether or not a motto is approved, and if I can, how do I reopen it (I know how to list it on the approved list), and how do I decide a scheduled date if it is approved and if I can even approve/disapprove mottos.  ~Steptrip 00:09, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
To reopen a nomination, do you just cut the motto and post it at the top of the "in review" section?  ~Steptrip 00:48, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
How many votes does a nomination need to be approved?  ~Steptrip 00:52, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Thank you very much, Tewy. That makes things a whole lot easier. I've also looked at your comments on Mr. Steptrips's page, so I think I have a pretty firm understanding of the process. Thanks again! --Cremepuff222 (talk, review me!) 00:58, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

I already have another question... :). The last motto on the awaiting list has three support votes (one from me). Is this enough to go ahead and say that it can be used? Or should it be re-opened? --Cremepuff222 (talk, review me!) 01:07, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
That's the one. Thanks for your tip. --Cremepuff222 (talk, review me!) 01:45, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
Hi. I'm kind of confused about the edits procedure, proposed by you. If a motto has several edits, is the one with the most supports approved, and the other ones rejected? Also, are mottos with too few votes always reopened, even if it's one of several edits? Were there any mottos that were rejected and forgotten even with too few votes? Also, is there an archive for past mottos? I really think the mottos should be archived, or at least removed from the in review section, if it's already on the nominations page. This is because if the in review section is too long, it can cause browser problems, but the nominations page can be edited over several sections. This problem hasn't occured before, did some rule about it change? Also, great job with everything else on MOTD. PS. I created the motd star. Thanks. AstroHurricane001(Talk+Contribs+Ubx) 22:55, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
Wow! You're really getting bombarded by questions! I have one simple question: what happens after a motto is add to the "Decisions to be acted on" section? --Cremepuff222 (talk, review me!) 23:08, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
Sorry for not signing that previous message. Would you like for me to help you better clarify the guidelines and post it on the mottoes pages? --Cremepuff222 (talk, review me!) 00:40, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
Reply. Hi. Thanks for answering my questions so thouroughly, and yes, you did answer practically all my questions. I could still not find a direct reason why the in review page is being so large, I thinkit is because of your mass reopenings and closings, and the huge number of mottos. I am beginning to resee mottos already forgotten for weeks. I don't really mind the page being so large, I think my browser can handle it. I guess the problem is,some mottos are so boring or unpopular, people are not paying attention to them, not even enough to oppose on its boringness. Anyway, thanks again. Bye for now. AstroHurricane001(Talk+Contribs+Ubx) 00:57, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
Would it be time to decide on mottos (the ones posted before 03/15)?  ~Steptrip 00:59, 23 March 2007 (UTC)


You do a lot of work on WP:MOTTO. - PatricknoddyTALK (reply here)|HISTORY 11:51, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Yep: He has a barnstar to show for it. - Mtmelendez (TALK|UB|HOME) 22:21, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Ich bin ein Wikipedian

Hey, man. When I looked at the previous nomination, I noticed it was different. It was Benutzer, not Wikipedian. I even noticed that you would support this change. So, I thought that this nomination should be treated as a new one, since technically, is hasn't been nominated yet, and more so if the original version wasn't even used. I know I realized this after I withdrew the nomination, but I still would like to hear your opinion. Regards... - Mtmelendez (TALK|UB|HOME) 22:21, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Hey man, no problem. I'll remove my withdrawal. Thanks for understanding. - Mtmelendez (TALK|UB|HOME) 22:36, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

please decide on it soon!

Hi. I realize you are one of the most active users on motd, and I could ask some other users but I don't want to spam or canvass. If I posted on the project talkpage, it might not be answered in time. We really need to fill in the today's motto page. I mean, all over wikipedia, it is appearing as a redlink. Please quickly gain consensus over today's motto so we can fix it. Usually we have months, but today we only have a few hours, if not a few minutes. Please either you or someone else try to fix this and gain consensus. Sorry if I'm bothering you if I should be asking someone else, and I hope you don't mind. Thanks. AstroHurricane001(Talk+Contribs+Ubx) 00:11, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Hi. It wasn't meant to be a joke on my part. I only remebered that there was a motto like that after you showed it to me. I was wondering where the April fools' nominations had gone, I couldn't find it in the history. Also, I see you turned your page into AAAAAAAAAA! Why not add the diagonal banner at the top? Thanks. AstroHurricane001(Talk+Contribs+Ubx) 14:34, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Beaten to the punch!!!

Hello there. After my little prank on WP:AFD, I was dismayed to discover that shortly before it had been targeted by you! So much for my originality... :-P I hope that my prank will last longer than yours though. ;-) Here's some recognition for you beating me to the punch. Festive regards, Húsönd 02:53, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Barnstar of Humour3.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
I award you this for... *bzzt* too late, reverted. Húsönd 02:53, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
Heh, thanks. :-) Húsönd 03:06, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

The following copied from [1]. --Tewy 00:37, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

(My diff, Húsönd's diff) --Tewy 02:08, 2 April 2007 (UTC)


(You may not fool me above but we'll see)

Do you think the way it is linked is okay on the 24hr motto? Simply south 12:12, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

An April Fools' Day Record of Mischief

At 00:00, 1 April 2007 (UTC), I left a fun little note at Wikipedia:Sandbox with the caption, Properties of a choza (diff). Shortly after, at 00:06, 1 April 2007 (UTC), User:Bobo The Ninja responded on my talk page (here) with the caption, Thank you for your recent vandalism of, I mean, contribution to, the Sandbox. Your turn to be the fool! Cheers, Ninja! (diff). Here is a copy of his code he left:

<div class="usermessage plainlinks">You have '''<font color=002BB8>[[April Fools' Day|new messages]]</font> (<font color=002BB8>[[April Fools' Day|last change]]</font>).'''</div>

I will be deleting the message soon, as (sadly) April Fools' Day has passed, and I want to archive it somehow. Below is a record of the other choza diffs I made that "tricky" day.

[2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], and [11].

--Tewy 03:00, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Heh, talking to myself. I deleted it. --Tewy 03:07, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

I also added this message to Jimbo Wales' talk page upon seeing the Tip of the day for April 1, 2007. --Tewy 19:14, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

(diff, diff) --Tewy 19:28, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

A full record of my contributions for April 1, 2007 may be found here. --Tewy 19:30, 25 June 2007 (UTC)


You seem to know a lot of about "_______ of the day" so I'm going to ask you: Has there ever been a Wikiproject Joke of the day? I wouldn't be surprised if it suffered the same death as Espersnza.  ~Steptrip 02:58, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Was MOTD ever deleted?  ~Steptrip 14:08, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
This may be a bit personal, but did most of these WP edits come from MOTD?  ~Steptrip 03:03, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
No specific reasons.  ~Steptrip 14:40, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Proposed Archival Solution

Since practically no one has been at MOTD in the past few days besides you and I, I figured that I should make the proposal on your talk page. Should I set up MiszaBot II to automatically archive all MOTD talk pages? Also, should images (e.g. Symbol support vote.svg) be used in votes on nominations? If either one should be done, please inform me, and I will gladly do it.  ~Steptrip 14:36, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

I was talking about the archival of discussions at WT:MOTD and talk subpages at MOTD, not the archival of nominations, and as for the images in votes, they would make it easier when closing a nomination (kind of like what Vanderdecken, Fir0002, and I do at WP:FPC).  ~Steptrip 18:32, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
True, I now know that the images are peripheral to the boldfaced words. Thanks,  ~Steptrip 20:03, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Signature size

Is this better?

<span style="font-family: Monotype Corsiva; font-size: 12pt">[[User:Cremepuff222|Cremepuff]][[User:Cremepuff222#Notable Wikipedians|222]] ([[User talk:Cremepuff222|talk]], [[Wikipedia:Editor review/Cremepuff222|review me!]])</span>

Cremepuff222 (talk, review me!) 17:45, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Wow, you seem to be displeased with both of our signatures, even though they comply with policy, however, I have removed some unnecessary parameters and a hyperlink.  ~Steptrip 23:04, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
Are you just subst'ing a template? Also, I've created a template that puts links in a box at the bottom of a person's talk page, on a random note.  ~Steptrip 23:07, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
I was talking about the messages you gave me and Cremepuff when I said, "Are you just subst'ing some template?" Also, when I was talking about templates, I was referring to {{Usertalk footer}} (I do use the 4 tilde way, as well).  ~Steptrip 23:05, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
Just to clear everything up, the template didn't have anything to do with the signature messages, I said it on the spur of the moment. Thanks,  ~Steptrip 00:56, 12 April 2007 (UTC)


That makes sense... What I've figured out is that I didn't have my search preferences set up to look for user pages in the first place, and I hadn't thought of the case-sensitivity issue. The mystery is solved! Diabloman 00:21, 16 April 2007 (UTC)


Sorry about that. I seems to be reading oddly lately, and thought it went to the bottom. ---Without Wax Chrishyman 19:34, 17 April 2007 (UTC)


I've managed to reduce my signature size quite a bit and still keep it looking cool. What do you think (about both size and appearance)?

'''''[[User:Cremepuff222|<font color="008000">
*Cremepuff</font>]][[User talk:Cremepuff222|<font color="006400">222*</font>]]'''''

I haven't counted, but I think it is <=100 characters. *Cremepuff222* 22:38, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

New MoTD template!

Hello, Tewy! I've been working on a new template for MoTD that automatically generates a random motto for the past hour, and I want to know what you think of it. Check out User:Cremepuff222/RandomMotto. *Cremepuff222* 00:24, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks very much for editing it! Is it alright if I add it to the table on the MoTD page? *Cremepuff222* 17:10, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

I just made the month part random too..., is that bad? *Cremepuff222* 17:41, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Well, considering that this whole year is done for motto planning, we could just keep it like that (for now, at least...). *Cremepuff222* 17:55, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Good point, I'll make some changes... *Cremepuff222* 18:06, 22 April 2007 (UTC)


Hey Tewy, you may not know me but I was wondering what you thought of my motto? Mine is the You Can Do It! one. Thanks Harrison-HB4026 06:41, 24 April 2007 (UTC)


Hi, I just wanted to let you know that there is a discussion on that page about whether or not WikiProject MOTD should act as a "WikiProject sponsor" in Bibliomaniac's RfA. The whole story about why MOTD should do this is on the MOTD talk page. ~ Magnus animum (aka Steptrip) 23:26, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

You Can Do It?

Come on, mine sounds better than that. Does that mean I cant do it? Harrison-HB4026 00:30, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Lets Do It

Ok, how about Lets do it? Harrison-HB4026 08:56, 27 April 2007 (UTC)


Oh God! I've been archiving them at the bottom of the page. ~ Magnus animum ∵  φ γ 20:54, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

I'm so sorry for causing such a big mess that took so long to clean up. Thanks for re-ordering them. ~ Magnus animum ∵  φ γ 22:34, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

RE:Motd nomclosing

I was approving the mottoes on the In review sections directly, not migrating them to the Awaiting decision section. The only reason I used {{Motd nomclosing}} was because, due to the size and duration of my edit, I didn't want to run into an edit conflict. ~ Magnus animum ∵  φ γ 22:08, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

I'm done closing the nominations that Cremepuff did not. Now people can edit the page again as I'll be archiving only the ones I did not reopen. ~ Magnus animum ∵  φ γ 22:40, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
Wow! I had to use four tabs (awating decision-for mottoes to be closed, in review-for pasting reopened mottoes, archive-for placing approved and rejected mottoes, scedule-for pasting approved mottoes) when I closed them! Your way seems a lot easier, though, and it should save me some time. I'm also working on a MotD client-operated bot to close noms easier, but I'm having troubles at this point. I'll be sure to let you know if I finish it. Thanks for the tips! *Cremepuff222* 23:28, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, I guess when you're über-closing nearly a googol mottoes, you tend to follow your instincts. Thanks for the tip, however. ~ Magnus animum ∵  φ γ 21:22, 6 May 2007 (UTC)


I have added notes to the image description that may interest you.Cuddlyable3 19:25, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

I think your computer shows the animation frames with correct delays and that you have observed the non-linear time effect that is mentioned on my Talk page. Cuddlyable3 10:07, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Global perspectives task force proposal

Hello, there Tewy. I'm sure you have seen me on motto of the day. I was interested in your opinion on a matter. There is a discussion going on here, on whether or not to create this new task force. The purpose would be to ensure a global perspective on international subjects. You thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Cheers. :) --Random Say it here! 20:39, 13 May 2007 (UTC)


Hi. Sorry for the inconveniance and thanks for telling me so... It won´t happen again... Again, thanks! Tom@sBat 20:37, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Image:Christmas tree-7534301.jpg

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Formatting problem

Hi, Tewy. I just got done closing about fify bazillion mottoes, and one of them, located at Wikipedia:Motto of the day/February 7, 2008, gets all wacky on the scedule page. Did I do something wrong? *Cremepuff222* 00:30, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

I take it that the motto shouldn't be used anymore? *Cremepuff222* 20:47, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

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For the record

On March 25, 2007, Bewareofdog made this edit to my user page. When I asked what prompted the edit, Bewareofdog made this edit to clarify. The two edits amounted to an image and caption displayed on my user page, which I have copied here to keep record:

I award you this blue feather for all your edits.Bewareofdog 01:27, 25 March 2007 (UTC).

This is merely a record of the recognition I received that was not originally left on my talk page and that I wish to archive. The blue feather currently resides under User:Tewy/Awards. --Tewy 00:52, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Re:Your signature

Hello, Tewy, I'm not sure how it works. I do not do it in purpose. I just sign as "Mbz1 18:53, 30 May 2007 (UTC)Mbz1" withouts " of course. I'm not sure how to look at the code. Could you help me, please. Mbz1 18:53, 30 May 2007 (UTC)Mbz1


Hello, Tewy, Thanks for the message. Why should I archive my talk page, if I'm not interested to get back to it ever again?As a matter of fact from now on the only thing I'm going to do at Wikipedia is upload my pictures. I'm not going to put them to any pages and I'm not going to nominate them for anything so hopefuly, I will not get any messages from now on. Best regards oh and thanks for the signature. It works!--02:51, 4 June 2007 (UTC)Mbz1

If you can help

A site which I used for a source for some images has disappeared, what happens to the uploaded images? Sorry if I'm being annoying with this, I couldn's find about it anywhere. —May the Edit be with you, always. (T-borg) (drop me a line) 17:47, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Right then, thanks. —May the Edit be with you, always. (T-borg) (drop me a line) 18:46, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank you

Hey! Thanks so much for closing all of those nominations at WP:MOTD! Sorry I haven't been there much lately, and the in review page got really out of hand. Well, thanks again! *Cremepuff222* "As cool as grapes..." 01:40, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Motto approve\rejected

Why are some mottos approved\rejected only on 2 votes? That seems too few to me. Simply south 10:35, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Main Page Search Focus

This thread was archived from its original location to be added, then removed from its original location's archive precisely one year ago. To view all significant diffs, see the original location's history and the original location's archive's history. --Tewy 19:22, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

C: DOS RUN Motto

Hi Tewy, Ive gathered that you are not a fan of links :). I thought that it made it more Wikirelavant having links to Wikipedia: Vandalism (vandals running away from Wikipedia). Thanks Harrison-HB4026 09:10, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Re: Archiving nominations

Ooops! Sorry, first time I've closed nominations. I'll know next time. I didn't mess anything else up, did I? —May the Edit be with you, always. (T-borg) (drop me a line) 18:44, 12 June 2007 (UTC)