User talk:The Thing That Should Not Be/Archive 6

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Re your comment on Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Dusti#Discussion, my main confusion is that in cases of a lot of huggling, the percentages for talk page and mainspace are pretty similar, as with the three you linked, i.e. one revert=+one warning=one edit to each space, whereas with Dusti 50% of his edits are to talk pages and half that to articles, so unless he's warning twice for every edit something doesn't add up--Jac16888Talk 23:54, 29 March 2010 (UTC)


for quickly reverting vandalism to my talk page. Regards Mikeo (talk) 23:20, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

What the heck?

Why? NERDYSCIENCEDUDE (✉ messagechanges) 23:20, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Yeah that was an error on my part, when I reported via Twinkle's arv tab straight from the "rollback completed" page. I reverted myself when I saw it. [1] The Thing // Talk // Contribs 23:26, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
User:White Shadows is definitely not a vandal. He is actually helpful. He is reviewing an article I have worked on for GA. NERDYSCIENCEDUDE (✉ messagechanges) 19:57, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
Also what happened to the (Report Mistake) button in your edit summaries? NERDYSCIENCEDUDE (✉ messagechanges) 20:53, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) User_talk:The_Thing_That_Should_Not_Be/Archive_5#Huggle_2 - Kingpin13 (talk) 20:56, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
No. I'm totaly a vandal....April Fools. Anyway, I hope that I'm helpful. That's the whole reason that I'm here, to help make an encyclopedia. (More slanted towards German U-boats than other areas but who's counting.)--White Shadows you're breaking up 20:57, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
Oh yes you're certainly helpful... I just reported the wrong user to AIV (I meant to report one which was vandalizing White Shadows' userspace). Oh, and I removed the "report mistake" link by request of User:Gurch. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 00:05, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

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Hi! Do you know what today is? Click my signature. SchfiftyWHAAAAAT??? 19:45, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Haha, nice. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 00:05, 2 April 2010 (UTC)


Hello The Thing That Should Not Be. You might want to check this out: WP:AN/I#Personal attacks from User:The Thing That Should Not Be. Cheers, -- Meäghân  talk  23:41, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Good one, Meaghan :) NERDYSCIENCEDUDE (✉ messagechanges) 23:47, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
Heh, good one... and I fell for it too. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 00:03, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

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Hey there, and thanks for the response a few comments above. :-)

Regarding your answers to my questions ([2]), some were right, some were wrong. You may want to re-check your answers by playing this!

Have a good day, SchfiftyWHAAAAAT??? 00:44, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

E-mail sent, since you prob. didn't see this. Schfifty3 03:10, 3 April 2010 (UTC)


Thank you for your help reverting edits on my talkpage, I never knew they happened. Jayy008 (talk) 19:01, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

You're quite welcome!

Hello? Message awaiting, not answered

Check your e-mail. Something awaits to be responded to.. Schfifty3 22:04, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Huggle login

Is there any fix to login? --Tommy (msg) 02:42, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Not that I know of yet, unfortunately. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 02:43, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) There's CRC... ({{db-spam}}!) Shirik (Questions or Comments?) 02:46, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
There's also WP:IGLOO. Since Huggle doesn't work on my Mac, I use igloo. NERDYSCIENCEDUDE (✉ messagechanges) 02:51, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
I like huggle a lot.. I havent used any other tools but I like how it stops the user from reverting a whitelisted user's edits. Tommy (msg) 02:55, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi, Thing. I gather from this that this problem was a potential vulnerability (and a "nuisance" at that) rather than one that had actually been exploited in the wild. If that's true, fixing a potential security threat by disabling WP's most effective anti-vandalism tool seems to me a poorly-calculated tradeoff. I hope there's a fix coming soon. Is there anyone to give a heads-up about what's likely to be a sudden surge in unreverted vandalism? --RrburkeekrubrR 14:02, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

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Why this edit was considered as vandalism? TbhotchTalk C. 04:25, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

RE: Lollathon

Took me a bit to coordinate that sentence! :D SGGH ping! 17:03, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

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What.The. .

User:Fdjgndfg4....How did he..? That was insane. Great work Tommy (msg) 02:35, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Validbanks 34. This has been an ongoing issue. ~NERDYSCIENCEDUDE (✉ messagechanges) 02:42, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, popups can be set in your preferences from the moment one signs up, as can Twinkle. That really was madness, even I could barely keep up... And thanks for the compliments. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 04:29, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
I think that for Twinkle you actually have to wait for autoconfirmation, though there's a little-known way around it for someone who's really determined to vandalize. Soap 11:32, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Donkey punch donna

Hi, thank you for your tip. What confused me was that I didn't know who the page was attacking. So it can be an attack page, even if there is no real target? Xtzou (Talk) 14:58, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

User:The Thing That Should Not Be/vandalbox

Hi, I reverted an edit made to your vandalbox because it was an apparent personal attack. Woogee (talk) 01:46, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

No problem... he was removing stuff from it anyways. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 01:47, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Huggle edit summary

Hello! Not much, but just a quick question: How come I see "(HG (Custom))" instead of the regular "HG"? Schfifty3 01:48, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

There seems to be a conspiracy to distract me from patrolling recent changes ;). Anyways, I use a custom version of Huggle, compiled by User:Sidonuke (This morning, actually). You can probably ask him to compile a version for you. It uses pages in one's userspace as the config pages rather than the central config page. This way one can change the default settings without affecting everybody else. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 01:50, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
I could ask, but I actually can't use Huggle right now b.c. I lost rollback over a month ago. :-( So, does Huggle have some sort of problem at this moment, and is that why you're using it? Schfifty3 01:58, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
Well the version that he compiled has fixed a few bugs and made it more stable. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 01:59, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
Ohhh yeah and the other thing is. I can get you a version of huggle without the rollback requirements enabled. It's a perk of compiling your own. --[[::User:Sidonuke|Sidonuke]] ([[::User talk:Sidonuke|talk]] :: [[::Special:Contributions/Sidonuke|contribs]]) 02:03, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
Can you compile a version that works on Mac OS X natively? ~NERDYSCIENCEDUDE (✉ messagechanges) 02:30, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
I don't have OS X. I do know that using mono to run huggle works 100% without error. --[[::User:Sidonuke|Sidonuke]] ([[::User talk:Sidonuke|talk]] :: [[::Special:Contributions/Sidonuke|contribs]]) 02:33, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

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Thanks for the revert of the vandalism on my user page. mauler90 (talk) 05:23, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

You're quite welcome! The Thing // Talk // Contribs 18:57, 15 April 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for reverting the vandalism on my userpage. Eagles 24/7 (C) 20:09, 16 April 2010 (UTC)


Hello! Thanks for coming behind my edit to the Cave Without a Name page and cleaning it up. It looks great!! I have some pics I hope to get on there soon too (once I figure out how!) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:06, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Hmm? Are you sure you're contacting the right person? I've never edited that page. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 07:08, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Good Faith

Dear The Thing That Should Not Be,

Obviously I am also not immune to mistakes, just because we are rollbackers, so I may have got the wrong end of the stick here BUT,
I noticed your rollback and warning on's edit to this page [3] and it just got me thinking. You rollbacked this page, and rollbacking is for pure vandalism, but the editor in question could have been doing it legitimately, just making a mistake; as they contradicted the pages title, and reffered to the ENGLISH person as being Jessica Owens. You (and I originally) believed they were simply changing facts, but they may have meant for the information on Jessica Owens

For the record, as I'm sure you'll point out, they did later make a comment of "She is the most amazing girl in the whole entire world. ", but you and I reverted the possibly legitimate edit before they actually did a blatant and obvious vandalising edit. As well as this, they did try to change the website to Owens and all other references to Owen to Owens - So they might just believe the editor before them misspelt the name
Limideen 17:23, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Well the only edit I initially saw was the last one they made, adding the "She is the most amazing...", and they also changed several categories and templates to convey the same thing. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 17:26, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
OK then, I must admit I did not notice the categories/templates, but as I said originally, we are not immune to mistakes :)
Limideen 17:28, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

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level 3 warning for user

User talk: should probably have a level 3 warning from you...I should have issued a level 2 but Twinkle isn't auto-registering your warnings for some reason and issued a uw1 from me without seeing yours. Cheers,
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I don't think Twinkle auto-detects warnings made by other users, I've always had to specify the level manually... The Thing // Talk // Contribs 15:58, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
Check email when you get a chance...:) ⋙–Berean–Hunter—► ((⊕)) 18:23, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Hiding Huggle edits

Hiya! I'm thinking about testing/using a script in your monobook page("importScript('User:X!/hidehugglecontribs.js") so I can see non-automated edits from users. Do I just need to add it to my monobook page and bypass my cache for it to work? Schfifty3 00:31, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Yes, but just so you know, the script is a bit buggy. Sometimes it doesn't hide all of them. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 01:41, 23 April 2010 (UTC)


Sorry - I'll stop now. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Compliant Username (talkcontribs) 13:41, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Thank you... pasting that image on another's user talk page makes you look like a vandal, and is likely to get that image restricted to certain articles. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 13:43, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
I'm sorry. I deleted everything I did. It was stupid and I won't do it again. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Compliant Username (talkcontribs) 13:44, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Yes, well, although Wikipedia isn't censored, that image was a tad bit over the top. Perhaps that other image, File:Demi_Delia_1a.JPG, could be used on the articles instead of the full-blown one. Also, you should sign your comments by typing 4 tildes, ~~~~, at the end of your comments. This will automatically put your username and the time on your comment. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 13:49, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

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I wanted to thank you for participating in my RfA, which succeeded at 134/4/0. I am truly amazed but equally elated by the result and I hope I am able to serve as a good administrator. It was a surreal experience to succeed, and I will strive to meet your expectations.

More specifically, thank you for your support. I hold you in high esteem, so to be called a "terrific editor" makes me proud. Also, I got your congrats. :)

Thanks! ceranthor 14:03, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

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Hello TTTSNB. Since you know a lot about Huggle, I was wondering: do I actually need to install anything on my computer, or just create User:The High Fin Sperm Whale/huggle.css? Also, since I am not sure how to install it, could I just copy your code from User:The Thing That Should Not Be/huggle.css? Thanks in advance, --The High Fin Sperm Whale 01:07, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Huggle is a program that needs to be installed on your computer. It's not like Twinkle and (I think) Igloo which consist entirely of scripts. Soap 01:10, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
All you need to do is download Huggle here, and create that page you linked in your userspace with this:

The Thing // Talk // Contribs 03:57, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Well, were would I need to save it in? My documents? Also, doe this mean you can only use Huggle on the computer you saved it on? Thanks, --The High Fin Sperm Whale 04:01, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
You can save it anywhere you like. It will create a config folder in the same location when it's first run, and it will save configuration settings that you specify there. You can copy the folder and Huggle.exe onto a flash drive if you like, and use it on any one of your computers. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 04:03, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
OK, thanks. Also, how would I get to Huggle when I enabled it? Would the toolbox appear anywhere I go to on Wikipedia? --The High Fin Sperm Whale 23:32, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
Huggle isn't a toolbar. It's a program that you download and run from your computer. It doesn't show up in your browser. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 00:20, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
So you save Huggle then click on it? --The High Fin Sperm Whale 00:27, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
Yes, the program will be in your downloads folder, or where ever else you specified. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 00:32, 29 April 2010 (UTC)


That was fast, I had a 'new message' straight after I'd pressed 'save'. Fair play -- (talk) 21:50, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Needless to say, calling an administrator a cunt is in no way needed or tolerated. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 21:52, 29 April 2010 (UTC)


What'd happened?

Sorry about that, I accidentally reverted your edits to his talk page. I reverted myself and removed the warning. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 21:44, 1 May 2010 (UTC)


Well, you know. ;) Tommy2010 00:22, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

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Barbara Budd

Just to let you know, I've actually escalated directly to a 24-hour block on the IP number; in addition to the fact that it was the fourth time they've done that to Barbara Budd today alone, they also did it on May 4 and once each in April and March. Bearcat (talk) 21:35, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

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Hi, I'm recognising a team of people under the name Wikipedia's Fire Team Alpha. Shadowjams has recommended that I add you, seeing as you have a long and interesting history of counter-vandalism. Therefore, I'd like to offer this to you to recognise your dedication towards the cause. Deagle_AP (talk) 08:39, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

FTA This user is persistent in the fight against vandalism. Hence, the user has been entrusted with membership into Wikipedia's Fire Team Alpha.

I did not vandalize anybodies talk pages! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Light for JC (talkcontribs) 18:50, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Oh, also how do i get user boxes on my user page like FTA ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Light for JC (talkcontribs) 18:54, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Times when reverting/updating the whitelist

Hi! I don't know if I have asked you this before, but how come there are some times when you make a couple of Huggle reverts and then at least an hour later, you update the Whitelist? Is it because you revert, then leave your computer for awhile, then return and close the program? I'm just curious, so what's that all about? Thanks. Feel free to respond here or via e-mail. Schfifty3 00:09, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Yeah that's the case sometimes... Though usually I try to prevent it from updating the whitelist if I haven't edited from it much. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 01:58, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
Yeah. Sometimes you just can't control your addiction to Huggle, can't you? :-) Sometimes, I myself will revert, then do something in the real world, then return to huggling. BTW, I like your new userpage design! Except, I noticed that the sentence "registered on August 2007" should be "registered in August 2007". That's a short grammar lesson for you! :-) Schfifty3 03:49, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

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Juliancolton, J. delanoy, Newyorkbrad

He contributes a lot to the tropical cyclone wiki project and should get a barnstar!

J. delanoy is a great CU

Newyorkbrad is a great arbitrator. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:40, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

How fitting... a sock that actually praises users for their efforts! The Thing // Talk // Contribs 03:46, 12 May 2010 (UTC)


You should be an admin and I should stop vandalizing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:43, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Well you aren't exactly vandalizing, so that's 50% of the way there. Prodego talk 00:44, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
The content of the section above this one, and the edits from this IP in general, are very similar to that of contributions who was blocked yesterday. Soap 00:47, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
Looks like a sockpuppet of User:Zsfgseg. Off to SPI. ~NerdyScienceDude (✉ messagechanges) 00:49, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

One question

I thought I would try fighting vandals and I was wondering, what anti vandalism tool are you using. I am using twinkle and Lupin/Anti-vandal tool and am reverting them as they appear on the recent changes list. I noticed that you and Cluebot are reverting a lot faster than I am and beating me to the revert. Cluebot is a bot so I know it is faster than us, but how are you doing it. Thanks, --Alpha Quadrant (talk) 02:52, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

We are like hawks that lurk on branches above the wikipedia recent changes feed. We watch those edits cross by with a birds eye view. Then we swoop down and eat the edit alive before it reaches the masses. Anyways, He uses Huggle mostly which requires rollback rights. Also we sit on IRC watching bots show us filtered edits too. Also I stalk Thing's talk page... :P --[[::User:Sidonuke|Sidonuke]] ([[::User talk:Sidonuke|talk]] :: [[::Special:Contributions/Sidonuke|contribs]]) 02:57, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, Huggle is quite a nifty program for fighting vandalism. It's a bit powerful in the hands of newcomers, so be careful with it at first. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 15:49, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Lembit Öpik

I don't believe you should have warned (talk · contribs · WHOIS) for vandalism as you did here. The edit may have been poorly formatted and unsourced, but it is factual[4]. You should assume good faith unless you are absolutely certain that an editor is vandalising. --JD554 (talk) 15:01, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

wp:BLP - Had it said "x likes camels", it would clearly have been vandalism... and still would have been factual. An unsourced bit about a living person which might or might not be true. I don't know that I would have warned for the harmonica, but I can't support saying the editor should not have been warned. The warning says it was may be that the name of the warning should be changed to "unconstructive edit warning".Sinneed 15:44, 12 May 2010 (UTC) (sig fixed - Sinneed 17:19, 12 May 2010 (UTC))
I'll side with Sinneed here. Also, Sinneed, your sig doesn't link to any sort of userpage or user talk page. Just pointing that out. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 15:48, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
The new UI brokeded it. Hmmm. - Sinneed 16:58, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
I'll stick with what I say above. Reverting without leaving an edit summary is usually considered to be reverting vandlism as that is what happens with rollbacking. If it was for reverting unsourced information per WP:BLP then there should have been an edit summary to say so. --JD554 (talk) 16:00, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
It seems, to me, to clearly say that it was for removing an edit that appeared unconstructive.- Sinneed 16:58, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
I apologize, JD, I see your point...I misread. When TTTSNB did the revert, the TTTSNB did not leave a non-default edit summary, which is normally reserved when reverting for "obvious vandalism" (or whatever the actual wording is at wp:edit summary).- Sinneed 17:18, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

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There have been regular difference of opinion in article deletion debates regarding NPOV application. It's an intersecting of WP:WAX the final entry on legitimate usage, WP:BIAS and the current reading of WP:NPOV. I hopefully summarized my case effectively here. Alatari (talk) 06:39, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

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I'm a beast. I enjoy my fans. ;) Tommy2010 03:39, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Probably the biggest fan I got is the community-banned user ScienceGolfFanatic. I get constantly email bombed by his socks. Luckily he can't make any new ones for a while due to a three-month CheckUser block placed on his IP addresses. ~NerdyScienceDude () 03:47, 19 May 2010 (UTC)
Also, did you see my epic vandalism? ~NerdyScienceDude () 03:47, 19 May 2010 (UTC)
YEs. :). Love it. Recruiting the banned users huh? Jeez Nerdy. Tommy2010 04:05, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

For the RV on my TP

Thanks! RashersTierney (talk) 23:20, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

You're quite welcome! The Thing That Should Not Be (talk) 23:26, 19 May 2010 (UTC)


Hey, I saw the wiki article on 4chan but I'm just curious.. what exactly is it? Tommy2010 23:23, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

4chan is an imageboard, which contains various boards to post on various topics. It's sort of like a chat room of sorts. Anyone who posts there can do so anonymously. Their most popular board by far is /b/, the "random board". Usually the stuff there ranges from simple questions to threads filled to the brim with pornography. That's where most Wikipedia attacks originate. The Thing That Should Not Be (talk) 23:26, 19 May 2010 (UTC)
What a fascinating hobby. Tommy2010 23:48, 19 May 2010 (UTC)
Dude, did you see Jarlaxle's page on the encyclopedia dramatic site? .... Tommy2010 14:01, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Happy The Thing That Should Not Be's Day!

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A record of your Day will always be kept here.

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"Beautiful Person"...  IShadowed  ✰  00:43, 20 May 2010 (UTC)
hey, congrats! Tommy2010 14:06, 20 May 2010 (UTC)


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New section

dude the only reason why I changed that page is an inside joke. We had this stupid long term sub in AP government and he said "roadside bomb" to make it sound like bong.

guess you had to be there. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Unfortunately, it is still unconstructive to do that. The Thing That Should Not Be (talk) 22:59, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Yes...of course. a) I appreciate wikipedia and use it frequently. b) I wouldn't have done it if I knew it wouldn't be changed right away (if not, I'd have changed it back), and, c) now a bunch of people from the class are tagged in the screenshot on facebook and will find it mildly amusing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Utah meetup this next weekend

Some of us are going to try to meetup at the CONduit art show this coming weekend (May 28-30). You are welcome to to come and meetup any time, though we can discuss a specific time here. You can see a great art show, too! ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WikiProject Japan! 02:57, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm going elsewhere this weekend... relatives birthday. The Thing That Should Not Be (talk) 02:58, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
Just bring all your relatives. It'll be great! :) ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WikiProject Japan! 03:05, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
Lol, my mother would probably think I'm insane to go to a Wiki meetup. (She thinks I'm obsessed with it enough already as it is) Besides we'd be too busy doing other things to go to an art show. Sorry. The Thing That Should Not Be (talk) 03:12, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
Oh, but this is a science fiction and fantasy art show, and there's always time for one of those. They don't happen too often in Utah (about once a year, in fact). ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WikiProject Japan! 17:15, 24 May 2010 (UTC)


Yes it was. It's called a 'sense of humor'. You may have heard of such a thing? I believe there may be a Wikipedia article on it if the concept eludes you, however. HalfShadow 03:36, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

I thought it was funny, anyway. "I'd much rather be happy than right any day." HalfShadow 05:19, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Called you up a page protect.

Do you concur, or should I delete it? HalfShadow 15:56, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

I was just about to do the same thing. The Thing That Should Not Be (talk) 15:57, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
Just thought I'd ask; some people prefer to leave their pages unprotected so they can use them as vandal traps. HalfShadow 15:59, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
We shouldn't be inviting vandalism. In this case, clear case for protection here- I sat it for one day, but if they come back, you all know where RFPP is. Bradjamesbrown (talk) 16:17, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Don't know much about offensive/disruptive terms

Simply curious: why is BlueLemonWaffleParty, a combination of "Blue waffle" and "Lemon party", offensive? — Timneu22 · talk 16:41, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Because at least one of the two is a sexually-charged term. —Jeremy (v^_^v Dittobori) 16:42, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
(edit conflict)They are both the names of shock sites. The Thing That Should Not Be (talk) 16:42, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
Innocent ol' me... no idea. Well, cheers. — Timneu22 · talk 16:43, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

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You're invisible. Why the hell can't I be invisible? My name is HalfShadow after all. HalfShadow 20:05, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
Heh... well I guess my name is a... little too true at the present moment. The sock that should not be (talk) 20:07, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
Hi, I hope you don't mind, but I made User:Until It Sleeps redirect to this page instead of your user page, to get rid of the double redirect.Nekami (talk) 20:11, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
Good idea, thanks. The sock that should not be (talk) 20:12, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Omg.. Looks like he's back. Sorry for seeing this happen to you  – Tommy2010 20:42, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

He's back? Where!? The sock that should not be (talk) 20:45, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
You-know-who... and looks like here. ...  – Tommy2010 20:47, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
Must be the fact that I'm tired, but I don't understand... The sock that should not be (talk) 20:49, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
"little bugger"  – Tommy2010 20:55, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
He isn't actively creating more accounts right now is he? The sock that should not be (talk) 20:57, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
How would I know? But he seems the right type of person to go that far and create alll those socks, according to you and the LTA page, doesn't it?  – Tommy2010 21:10, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
This conversation seems to have gotten confused. To Tommy: Who is the "he" that youre talking about? Soap 21:11, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
This person.  – Tommy2010 21:13, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
I don't think it's Grawp, actually. Early evidence suggests this impersonator lives on the East Coast, and Grawp is in California. Soap 21:14, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
Anyway, saying Grawp is back is like saying water is wet and farts stink. Grawp is 'back' every couple of days. HalfShadow 21:15, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────East coast, eh?.. Hm. *starts analyzing LTA and WP:Banned*  – Tommy2010 21:40, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

:S It seems like I'm getting the "Oversight then abandon me" treatment or something. Nobody is doing anything at the moment to restore my edits. The sock that should not be (talk) 22:56, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
I'm soo sorry. I thought that you were on of those imposter account(s) that you were talking about! My bad :)--White Shadows you're breaking up 23:05, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
Again I'm sorry this happened to you too.  – Tommy2010 23:06, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
Oh, it's alright I guess... just a tad bit more insanity that what occurs in a normal day... The sock that should not be (talk) 23:07, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
My first trout.... Here's to many more!--White Shadows you're breaking up 23:10, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
Yay! They fixed it! Buggie111 (talk) 14:46, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
Yes they did! Yesterday was insane... The Thing That Should Not Be (talk) 20:34, 25 May 2010 (UTC)


Sorry to hear about the oversighting of your edits. Hopefully everything will be fine in a few days. ~NerdyScienceDude () 23:09, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Well I'm hoping it gets fixed sooner than that... :) The sock that should not be (talk) 23:10, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
I think it's fixed. Take a look at this.--White Shadows you're breaking up 23:15, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
No, it's not. Look at This, Soxred's tool looks at the DB, i think, but not Special:Contributions. Pilif12p 23:22, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
Technically his edits are still there, they're just attributed to "(Username or IP removed)". Soap 23:25, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
Special:Contributions/The_Thing_That_Should_Not_Be still shows only three edits. Soxred93's edit counter only shows the number of edits the user made, and not where they made them for users with over 45,000 edits. ~NerdyScienceDude () 23:20, 24 May 2010 (UTC) This comment was for some unknown reason deleted. ~NerdyScienceDude () 23:28, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
The problem was fixed yesterday afternoon. The Thing That Should Not Be (talk) 20:34, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

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Pablo Barrera

I was just about to request semi-protection, but you beat me to it. Great minds think alike ...

Um... I could have sworn that you were an admin, but I don't see the userright set or anything. I must be losing my mind... Also you forgot to sign your post. The Thing That Should Not Be (talk) 02:37, 28 May 2010 (UTC)
Nevermind, I just saw what happened... The Thing That Should Not Be (talk) 02:41, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

You know...

people troll too much that it's actually getting User talk:IShadowed#Stop harassing other users funny.

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For contributing to the (im)personal attacks! fetch·comms 21:37, 28 May 2010 (UTC)


Another twenty spooof accounts today, easily. Soap 17:57, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Outta curiosity can't someone get a CU to find this account creator if it is just one and see if a range block is possible?-SKATER Hmm? 02:06, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
O_O More!? Good grief does this guy not have a life of any kind? Also, why aren't these kinds of variants not on the title blacklist or something? This is getting ridiculous. The Thing That Should Not Be (talk) 02:08, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
It looks like he created at least 41 more today... [5] The Thing That Should Not Be (talk) 02:10, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
Yeah bet that can be annoying....--THE THING THAT SKATES Hmm? 02:24, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
Well I'm sure the stewards are more annoyed than I am at any rate... (Also I was at a relatives birthday party at a restraunt when it happened, I didn't even know about it until I came back to their house from a movie about an hour ago.) The Thing That Should Not Be (talk) 02:28, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
I think you should take this as a compliment. It seems that the username module (it's some add onto media wiki) should be able to accommodate these additional names. I'm not familiar with how that module works but it seems like it should have some regular expression able filters that could catch much of this. Shadowjams (talk) 06:13, 1 June 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for the revert on my userpage. -Regancy42 (talk) 07:44, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome. The Thing That Should Not Be (talk) 13:12, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

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Peter Gammons

What's your opinion on the Phillies' current slump? Can they still win the NL East?

- Jack Be Nimble —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:34, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Um, considering I'm not an avid sports watcher, I have no opinion... The Thing // Talk // Contribs 14:35, 2 June 2010 (UTC)


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You're doing a great job, keep it up! —Tommy2010 19:01, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
Oh, why thank you! The Thing // Talk // Contribs 19:02, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Lindsay Vandalism

User "Harryeatsbigpigs" seems to be determined to vandalize the Vachel Lindsay article.Lestrade (talk) 20:18, 2 June 2010 (UTC)Lestrade

Indeed... they seem to have stopped though. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 13:41, 4 June 2010 (UTC)


Face-smile.svg Thank you for reverting vandalism on my user page. utcursch | talk 17:49, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

No problem! The Thing // Talk // Contribs 17:04, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

New section

GO EAT HOTDOGS —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:48, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Please refrain from posting that on Wikipedia... nevertheless, I was actually going to grab some lunch right now... The Thing // Talk // Contribs 16:53, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank you!

Thank you!

The Thing That Should Not Be - Thank for your participation and support in my RfA.

I can honestly say that your comments and your trust in me are greatly appreciated.

Please let me know if you ever have any suggestions for me as an editor, or comments based on my admin actions.

Thank you!  7  23:11, 5 June 2010 (UTC)


I'm just letting you know I've removed your !vote on my RfA, in the interest of staying within the strictest interpretation of the RfA guidelines. I don't mean to create the impression that I don't appreciate your support; I really am grateful that you support me and have taken an early interest in my RfA. If my RfA succeeds I will hold to the promises I've made and do my best to keep up with the tireless efforts of vandals and socks. Soap 12:32, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

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Can you give me a leg up on how that all works? I got to go though! feel free to message me on my talk page. Thanks Tommy2010 [message] 20:43, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

By the way your userpage is really.. eyepopping. :) Tommy2010 [message] 20:44, 11 June 2010 (UTC)


I'd love to know what that little jackass left on my talk page.  :) Thanks for the assist. I've semi-protected my talk page for a little while since I seem to have incurred the wrath of some knuckle-dragging, zit-faced adolescents yet again. 'Tis wonderful to be me at times. Anyway, thanks again. --PMDrive1061 (talk) 01:25, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

I happen to have the diff still open in another tab, I could email what he wrote if you wanted... And I'm glad to help. Cheers! The Thing // Talk // Contribs 01:27, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
Nah, that's OK. I need to reactivate my e-mail and try and see if I can get it to work with a new account. Must have been a real lulu of a comment; the one comment I was able to read mentioned J.delanoy, so you just know the sweet widdle kiddle has been here before. --PMDrive1061 (talk) 01:32, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
Ah, since you were able to read one comment, then you pretty much got the one thing that he posted with every single edit... The Thing // Talk // Contribs 01:34, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
Oh, joy. The liberal use of the word "faggot" pretty much sums up this guy's age...or his mental age, either one.  :) I'm once again in your debt. PMDrive1061 (talk) 01:36, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

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Vandal Fighter

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Stop it. You keep beating me to every single undo I try to make today! This is awarded to you for your non-stop efforts on fighting vandalism. Enjoy it :) Mr little irish(talk) 12:57, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
Oh, why thank you! Also, if you want to be able to go a little faster, you can request the Rollback permission here. An administrator will grant you the rollback permission if they feel you'll use it wisely. Also I see you passed your A+ cert, good job. I recently passed the tests myself as well. Cheers! The Thing // Talk // Contribs 13:02, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
Yea, that A+ was a bugger really, I think I passed with 792 on the 602, and 745 on the 601. Just received my certificate and card day before yesterday. I don't think I would be granted rollback permissions, as I'm very new here. But I will have a read of that page. Mr little irish(talk) 13:15, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
I've actually got the rollback rights now :) Thanks for pointing me to it. Mr little irish(talk) 14:28, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
You're welcome! The Thing // Talk // Contribs 15:01, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Raymond Domenech

Just wanted to say - good job reverting vandalism on this article last night, but next time you see an article subject to that level of serious and repeated vandalism, please list it on requests for page protection. I've added it now, but it would have been better if it had been added last night when the damage was being done. You made four vandalism reverts in a matter of minutes: that's a good sign that immediate protection is needed. Robofish (talk) 02:10, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

I had asked an admin on IRC to take a look at it, he said he would do so after he had gotten done doing something. Also after I asked, the vandalism seemed to stop, and I stopped watching it. It was also getting edits by a few good-faith IP's, so I was concerned about locking them out. This page would make a perfect candidate for that Pending Changes protection. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 02:29, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Friendly Offer

Hey there TTTSNB. Haveing read through your last two RFA's (mostly this one) It seems that you continue to fail from "lack of content work". I did support you last time and I belive that you are a net positive to this project and I would like to see you become an admin in the near future. So may I offer you some assistance in article writeing considering that this was arguably the biggest reason you have yet to be a sysop? I have writen a good 20+ GA's and I have about 40 DYK's so I belive that I can help. Just let me know if you'd like some assistance and I'll try my best :) All that you really need is a topic that you like and some good sources and you're halfway there to a GA. (If you take me up on this offer you can reply here or on my talk page since I've had you page watchlisted for some time now)

Your Wiki-friend, --White Shadows stood on the edge 02:33, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks you for your offer, but I'm not interested in running for adminship again. I'm not a content writer, I'm happy working with CSD, UAA, and vandal-fighting. (Ironically those are the areas where the tools are used the most.) But, again, I'm not planning on having another RfA, I've personally had enough of that mess. Sorry. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 02:50, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
Sorry to hear you say that. Wikipedia needs people like you to wield the tools. If you ever change you mind on either account (yet another RFA or writeing content) just let me know and I'll try my best to help you out :)--White Shadows stood on the edge 02:52, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

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kthxbai Pilif12p :  Yo  21:32, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Here's your proof

[19:05] <The_Thing> You're not a /b/tard are you?
[19:05] <abb615> I can go on wikipedia and write something on your talk.
[19:05] <The_Thing> Go ahead.

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For your humorous links

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Thanks! The Thing // Talk // Contribs 18:23, 27 June 2010 (UTC)


Why reverting my edit? That is common used for ntt docomo. Please stop the your unnecessary bot patrol. (talk) 11:48, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

The name is ambiguous, it refers to more than one topic. A disambiguation page is preferred in this situation. See Wikipedia:Disambiguation for more info. Also, I'm not a bot. Thanks. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 11:53, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

June 2010

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Please continue your constructive editing. If you continue to revert vandalism on Wikipedia, you may get more barnstars. dffgd 12:55, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
Haha, thanks! The Thing // Talk // Contribs 12:55, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
Modified uw-vandalism3—to go with a modified huggle? Seriously, what's "HG (Custom)"? dffgd 13:00, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
And what in the world is going on with the display?! On your page the image is HUGE and only shows about half of the barnstar. —dffgd 13:05, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
I use a custom version of Huggle which uses config pages in my userspace. And I noticed the problem... that high-res image refuses to resize if there's a caption on it for some reason, so I had to remove it. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 13:09, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) I've brought this up at WP:VPT#Image won't scale. ~NerdyScienceDude () 17:57, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. Hopefully someone will figure something out. –dffgd 18:06, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
Fixed. It was a problem with syntax. "Frame" needed to be replaced with "thumb". ~NerdyScienceDude () 19:20, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

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Sorry to bother you, but let me ask you something, on the Star Wars character page of Asajj Ventress, this edit by user Harabanar[6], isn't this just useless Trivia that has nothing to do with the character?[7]TheHeronGuard 22:45, 28 June 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by TheHeronGuard (talkcontribs)

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RFA Thank spam

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Sorry about this

you might be getting some spam. ignore it —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:00, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Lol... such interesting talk page vandalism that was. Surely you guys can do better than this? The Thing // Talk // Contribs 04:01, 9 July 2010 (UTC)


Hi there. Ebaum's world ftw. I'm 12 and what is this??? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:02, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Why hello there. I don't care for Ebaum's world. You're 12? Then you really shouldn't be browsing Ebaum's world now should you? The Thing // Talk // Contribs 04:06, 9 July 2010 (UTC)


i'm 12 and what is this —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:06, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Didn't I just answer this question a moment ago? The Thing // Talk // Contribs 04:07, 9 July 2010 (UTC)


I like that drop shadow on your page, dude. Major props. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:40, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Heh, why thank you! The Thing // Talk // Contribs 04:41, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Maybe you could...

Do my user review?? Thanks :) It's Me(Speak to me)What have you done? 10:19, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Just a thank you note for doing my review :) Mrlittleirish 18:55, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

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Thank You!

Thank you for watching over my page, it's greatly appreciated! <3 Brooke (aka Lolly Pop) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:19, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

You're quite welcome. Though I must point out that your wording implies that you own the article in question, which runs contrary to Wikipedia policy. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 13:46, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

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Thanks for the revert on my talk page. You would think that they would come up with a better insult by now... -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 20:40, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

Heh. Well, what do you expect from school children? The Thing // Talk // Contribs 21:10, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

Utah meetup

There's going to be an Autism fundraiser on August 7 at Lorin Farr Park in Ogden, and since you're interested in a Utah meetup, I was wondering if you would like to come? Contact me if you want to know more details. The Raptor Let's talk/My mistakes; I mean, er, contributions 13:54, 21 July 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for the revert on my talk page. Elockid (Talk) 19:26, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

No problem! The Thing // Talk // Contribs 22:20, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

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ANI board request

I'm currently trying to get more info from him on his talkpage. With enough info we could probably narrow down his school and see if there is someone there we could contact such as a counselor.Wikiposter0123 (talk) 18:55, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

Well it's a Comcast address, so I doubt that he's editing from a school. The Thing // Talk // Contribs 18:56, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
I'm not good with tech stuff but can you tell from what district he is editing from from the latitude and longitude given? From there it should be easy to narrow done what school is in his district.Wikiposter0123 (talk) 18:58, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
I might, but my experience with Comcast geolocations suggests that they're very inaccurate. My own geolocation locates over 100 miles from where I actually am, for instance. Here is the Wikipedia page, showing the schools and districts for the city that his IP geolocates to. [8] The Thing // Talk // Contribs 19:01, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
That's unfortunate. If he ever responds back and gives us a name I could try getting some more info on where he lives but I'm afraid children are often told not to give personal info over the internet so this might all be moot. That being said we can still try to convince him to speak to somebody like a school counselor and let him know that there are people out there that would like to listen to him, but apart from that I can't think of anything else we can do.Wikiposter0123 (talk) 19:06, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
Note: he has responded back and I doubt we're going to get any more information from him. I don't know how to suggest to him that he tries speaking with someone like a school counselor without sounding like I'm belittling him, so I don't know what to do. I'm going to try recruiting someone else to speak to him.Wikiposter0123 (talk) 19:44, 27 July 2010 (UTC)