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Thank you for your vote of support on my recent RfA. I was quite surprised by the amount of support I received, and wish to extend my thanks to you for taking the time to support my nomination for adminship. -- Longhair | Talk 12:12, 1 August 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Wikiportal/United Kingdom[edit]

Thanks for updating the featured article and featured picture last week. Just for your information, there is a list of candidate articles and pictures, culled from WP:FA and WP:FP on the relevant talk pages which I try to keep updated, so we know which ones we have used. -- ALoan (Talk) 10:24, 3 August 2005 (UTC)

Not a problem - I'm glad someone was looking at it while I was away recently. -- ALoan (Talk) 12:02, 4 August 2005 (UTC)
I saw that you updated again (thanks! although I tend to leave longer than a week between updates: there are not all that many UK featured articles or pictures). I had a thought last week: maybe we should institute an "automatic" update system like is used on the main page or, for example, the Astronomy wikiportal - you need dated subpages where the articles are lined up, and the template links to the right one using a systems variable (currentmonth for example). A bit of work to set up, but then several features could be lined up well in advance, and no maintenance for a while. What do you think?-- ALoan (Talk) 22:09, 14 August 2005 (UTC)
Sorry - I will repeat 10 times - "slash not backslash" "slash not backslash" ... -- ALoan (Talk) 11:00, 15 August 2005 (UTC)

kmccoy's RFA[edit]


Thanks for your support and kind words on my RFA. :) kmccoy (talk) 15:28, 4 August 2005 (UTC)

UK COTW: Communications in the United Kingdom[edit]

Just to let you know, an article you've voted for, has became this week's UKCOTW - Communications in the United Kingdom. Thanks Secretlondon 09:11, 8 August 2005 (UTC)

Gaming Collaboration of the week[edit]

Gaming Collaboration of the week
You showed support for Gaming Collaboration of the week.
This week Wikipedia:Gaming Collaboration of the week/current was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help.

Grumpy Troll (talk) 12:44, 8 August 2005 (UTC).

Func's RfA :)[edit]

The wub, thanks for the dub, bub! :) I appreciate your vote on my RfA, thank you. :)

Please never hesitate to let me know if you have concerns with any administrative action I may make.

Functce,  ) 03:28, 11 August 2005 (UTC)

Your username[edit]

Hi! I'll have to congratulate you on your excellent choice of username! Been reading Philip K Dick? :) - ulayiti (talk) 13:31, 11 August 2005 (UTC)

It's only a short story, about ten pages long, so it won't take more than a few minutes to read... and it's certainly worth it, it's one of his best works. (Can you tell I'm a big fan of Dick's?) :) - ulayiti (talk) 14:47, 11 August 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, the book called Beyond Lies the Wub is a collection of short stories (which includes that one). If you're interested in his work, the short stories are a good place to start. If you want to get into novels, I'd suggest Ubik, Dr Futurity or Martian Time-Slip. - ulayiti (talk) 15:02, 11 August 2005 (UTC)</nowiki>

Gaming Collaboration of the week[edit]

Gaming Collaboration of the week
You showed support for Gaming Collaboration of the week.
This week Wikipedia:Gaming Collaboration of the week/current was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help.

Grumpy Troll (talk) 02:59, 15 August 2005 (UTC).


Well I have to admit I wasn't really expecting to see a new edition of the Signpost this morning... but you wrote the lot yourself! Kudos, and a barnstar are due. If you want I can write the Featured section this week, and maybe some more in later weeks (just give me a little time to find my feet). the wub "?/!" 10:03, 15 August 2005 (UTC)

Thanks; it was a spur-of-the-moment decision to write a little, and it turned into a decent issue. But I really would love some help; it'd be great to have you write the featured articles. Leave a link on my talk page when they're done. ral315 21:27, August 15, 2005 (UTC)
Quick note; your deadline is 1 a.m. UTC tonight (9 p.m. EDT). I need your article by then. If you cannot write it up by then, leave me a note on my talk page ASAP. ral315 07:53, August 21, 2005 (UTC)

Picture of the Day[edit]

As suggested I've added a Picture of the Day RSS feed. Good idea! It's linked from Wikipedia:Syndication. Dze27 04:27, August 18, 2005 (UTC)

Smart Quotes[edit]

Hi, why were you "killing the smart quotes" on Dark_Side_of_the_Moon? They look more professional than the inch characters in my eye... --Betterworld 00:50, 19 August 2005 (UTC)

Hmm, I just found this: Wikipedia_talk:Manual_of_Style#No_consensus_for_straight_quotes. Seems like there is an ongoing debate about this. --Betterworld 01:14, 19 August 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/A. F. Gotch[edit]

I'd like to ask you to re-consider your vote at Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/A. F. Gotch. I've cleaned up the page, and added another of his books. If Wikipedia lists people only on the basis of how well their books were received, it seems to me that we're crossing a rather dangerous line into reviewing rather than building an encyclopedia. -Harmil 11:19, 19 August 2005 (UTC)

Features article[edit]

OK I'm no journalist but it's done at Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2005-08-22/Features and admins. the wub "?/!" 22:37, 21 August 2005 (UTC)

Looks excellent! Thanks a bunch. ral315 22:42, August 21, 2005 (UTC)
Per a request by User:Nichalp, is there any way that you can add Wikipedia:Featured article removal candidates (see also Wikipedia:Featured article removal candidates/archive) and also Featured Picture removals on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. ral315 13:12, August 23, 2005 (UTC)


Hello! I saw you listed as one of our rare users who are good at Latin. Would you be willing to help translating a bit of text from English into Latin? Let me know please. Yours, Radiant_>|< 09:51, August 24, 2005 (UTC)


Hello, I think you mistakenly changed the UK COTW as Joolz had just updated it 3 days previously. Cheers, Talrias (t | e | c) 10:30, 24 August 2005 (UTC)`


Updated DYK query Did you know? has been updated. A fact from the article message in a bottle, which you recently created, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently-created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

Features article[edit]

Sure, that's fine. Thanks for giving me notice, I really do appreciate it. ral315 03:12, August 25, 2005 (UTC)

User: Demogorgon's Soup-taster[edit]

Thanks for the welcome message. I'll be sure to let you know if I need any help (provided that I realise I need it!) Demogorgon's Soup-taster 10:56, 31 August 2005 (UTC)

Scimitar's RfA[edit]

. . . but they told me not to drink the kool-aid. . . (thanks for the support!)--Scimitar parley 17:14, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

thank you[edit]

Thank you for your kind words. I never thought my anorak tendancies would eventually have a home like Wiki but now it's almost impossible to go on line without thinking about the place =) Liam doktorb 08:12, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

Shooting Fish[edit]

You voted on the article's deletion, however there was also a film by that name which Sabine's Sunbird and I have edited the article to refer to. Note the film is linked to from both the Kate Beckinsale and Stuart Townsend articles. I hope you will reconsider your vote in light of this information. Steve block talk 21:33, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for your support![edit]

Dear The Wub, thanks for your vote of confidance at my RfA. I'll try hard to make the soggy mop proud! — Asbestos | Talk (RFC) 22:46, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

Regarding this week's Signpost[edit]

Just confirming that you plan to do the featured section this week. Please respond ASAP on my talk page and in the Newsroom to confirm. Ral315 06:21, September 3, 2005 (UTC)

UKCOTW: Demographics of the United Kingdom[edit]

Just to let you know, an article you've voted for, has became this week's UKCOTW: Demographics of the United Kingdom. Come and help out! :D -- Joolz 14:16, 5 September 2005 (UTC)

Requesting comments on template alteration[edit]

Hello. I see you are using one or more of the User instruments templates in your Babel box. Inspired by some recent developments, I want to rework all the templates in there (including ones used on user pages), to make them more like the regular Babel templates. However, I thought I should hear from the people this would affect before actually doing it. Please weigh in at User:Ddawson/User instruments. Ddawson 10:25, 6 September 2005 (UTC)



Just a quick note to remind you of the London Meetup this coming Sunday (the 11th of September) that you signed up for (as 'possible', so you'll be definitely coming then, won't you? ;-)). It's at the Archery Tavern, just next to Lancaster Gate tube station, from 13:00 (BST) onwards.

Looking forward to seeing you there.


James F. (talk) 14:14, 7 September 2005 (UTC)

ulayiti's RfA[edit]

Hi Wub, and thanks for your support of my RfA. I'm an administrator now, and I hope that I'll live up to the community's expectations as one. Your vote of confidence is much appreciated. - ulayiti (talk) 16:08, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

Joolz's RFA[edit]

Hey, thanks for your vote on my recent RFA, your support was appreciated :) -- Joolz 11:42, 9 September 2005 (UTC)

Signpost will probably be late this week.[edit]

My home computer doesn't have internet at the moment...and it's not anything that I think can be fixed by Sunday. Expect the Signpost Monday (possibly Tuesday, but I really doubt that). Just drop a note on my talk page or in the newsroom when you're finished writing your article. Ral315 16:19, September 9, 2005 (UTC)

I certainly hope you can write me in the features and admins article :) If Lotsofissues hasn't updated his citations, I usually just search "Wikipedia" on Google News and take all the sources- if there's an article on Wikipedia itself, or on the Wikimedia foundation, it might be beneficial to write a paragraph on it, but otherwise, just the paper's name is good. Thanks a lot for your help! Ral315 21:34, September 9, 2005 (UTC)
Signpost should be on time; my internet is back. User error- I blame it on my parents :) Ral315 13:52, September 11, 2005 (UTC)


Thanks for the support on my RfA. I was very pleasantly surprised to see so much support throughout the week. Please do keep an eye on me and my logs, especially while I'm learning the ropes with the new buttons. Thanks again! -Splash 23:50, 9 September 2005 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]


A thanks for the support on my admin nomination. I'm now WP's newest admin. CG 18:20, September 11, 2005 (UTC)

Signpost/In the news[edit]

I did a writeup for the Signpost's In the news for September 12without realizing that you had already volunteered for that in addition to featured articles. Sorry if I trod on any toes -- feel free to edit mercilessly! — Catherine\talk 23:04, 11 September 2005 (UTC)

My RFA[edit]

Thank you very kindly for your support of my nomination. I promise your trust hasn't been misplaced; I will only be slightly buzzed with power, but never drunk. ;) · Katefan0(scribble) 21:39, September 12, 2005 (UTC)

Android79's RfA[edit]

Thank you for your support on my RfA. android79 22:40, September 12, 2005 (UTC)

Heads up: minor edits on your paper to update it[edit]

Heads up: minor edits on your paper to update it.

Hoping that meets with the approval of editor, wub, and assistant-editor, Flcelloguy.

--GordonWattsDotCom 01:28, 13 September 2005 (UTC)

  • FYI, Ral315 reverted my edit here and gave this commentary: "revert; Signpost is not a soapbox to gauge public opinion." *I replied to him along these lines:
    • I saw your revert on the paper:

(diff) (hist) . . Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2005-09-12/Features and admins; 01:28 . . Ral315 (Talk) (revert; Signpost is not a soapbox to gauge public opinion.)

I did not post to estimate or measure or gauge public opinion:

Conversely, an editor myself, I posted to update the news. (Further, I could care less to estimate the public opinion; rather, it is important to educate readers so they can be an educated voting public.)

I respect your opinion, but you're only a 15-year old high-school sophomore, and I'm a 39-year old veteran, even to the point of being an old geezer. Why don't you run it by the editors before you revert -unless you can justify keeping the public in the dark; besides, I did not advocate or promote anything: I just reported on the news, about which I am expert.

--GordonWattsDotCom 01:35, 13 September 2005 (UTC)

In all fairness, I want to let you know I'm going to notify the editors about you, so you won't feel I'm talking behind your back. It's their paper, after all, and they can determine these matters.--GordonWattsDotCom 01:40, 13 September 2005 (UTC)

--GordonWattsDotCom 01:43, 13 September 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing it to my attention, but I'm afraid I've got to go with Ral315 on this. Signpost articles don't tend to get edited/updated after they've been put up, except for glaring errors and typos. It's just the way it works. Nor is it really fair for you to add your appeals to them. RfC is the way to get attention for the voting. Good luck on getting the article featured. the wub "?/!" 09:26, 13 September 2005 (UTC)
I think Gordon thought I was just a random editor with a grudge against him. In any event, it's over now, and I do wish Gordon good luck as well. Ral315 12:58, 13 September 2005 (UTC)
No, I never thought you had a grudge against me, but YES, I definitely thought you were just some random, you know -pop-in and whack’em editor, just carelessly whacking something that looks odd -Well, I have confidence in your abilities, and while I'd do things differently, I can sleep well at night knowing you're not some weirdo or something. Besides, after so many hours of editing (and personally visiting the Schiavo website to get non-Fair Use photos), I just might get some sleep, lol. PS: How'd you get a user name so similar to Raul654 AKA Mark, the Featured Articles editor? Just coincidence and random chance? Thx. Take care.--GordonWattsDotCom 13:06, 13 September 2005 (UTC)

Thanks awfully[edit]

Ta for supporting my RfA, much appreciated. I'll endeavour to contribute more to those necessary tasks and hope to bring the benefit of years of experience of tactfully sorting out recalcitrant contractors to bear in the gentler arena of wikipedia....dave souza 18:44, 14 September 2005 (UTC)

Thank you for your vote[edit]

I appreciate your vote in my successful RfA. If you every need anything just ask. I hope I can live up to expectations. - Trevor MacInnis(Talk | Contribs) 12:45, 17 September 2005 (UTC)

UK COTW: Ethnic groups of the United Kingdom[edit]

Just to let you know, an article you've voted for, has became this fortnight's UKCOTW - Ethnic groups of the United Kingdom. Come and help out! Thanks, Joolz 22:57, 18 September 2005 (UTC)

GordonWatts' RFA[edit]

I agree with you, but because I've taken a lot of flak for it, I'm just going to insert this two-sentence blurb: "In a controversial RFA, GordonWatts (formerly GordonWattsDotCom) failed to gain consensus for adminship. The page was protected by an administrator with 4 support votes, 29 object votes, and 5 neutral votes." I'd much rather leave it out, but I figure this way, we can keep it NPOV, and let readers draw their own conclusion. I'm also going to leave a note on the talk page explaining why it's in there, why it's so short, and why I don't want it edited at all. Ral315 23:04, 18 September 2005 (UTC)

By the way (in case you hadn't noticed), I changed my mind, after GordonWatts added another "press release" to the newsroom. Ral315 15:08, 20 September 2005 (UTC)

The charter is here. (Relating to Esperanza)[edit]

Hello The wub, the Charter for Esperanza is up. Take a looksie :) Redwolf24 (talk) 02:59, 19 September 2005 (UTC)

Esperanza made less bureaucratic[edit]

Hello again, I have (unilatterly) taken away the 'assembly' idea, as per my reasons at that edit summary and per Wikipedia talk:Esperanza/Charter. I have left the admin general, as some leadership is good. Now, all you have to do is be a member to establish consensus, the whole assembly idea is gone. Also, I have added an advisory committee, of four members, with limited power besides watching over the admin general and making sure he doesn't do anything stupid. Please look at the ammended charter, and I would love a comment. Redwolf24 (talk) 00:31, 21 September 2005 (UTC)

WP:MIND 06:19, 21 September 2005 (UTC)[edit]

Hello, The wub/archive02! This message is to inform you that round three of Wikipedia Mind Benders will open on Wednesday, September 21, at approximately 22:00 UTC. While the opening time may vary by two or three hours, the round will open no earlier than 22:00 UTC. In addition, there are several rule changes, which will be detailed when the round opens. Everyone who answers a question correctly will receive points, but speed does give some extra points! Round three offers 11 new exciting and mind-bogglind questions, written by Deryck C.. These promise to be lots of fun! We sincerely hope you join us.

Also, congratulations to ROYGBIV for winning round two; it was an extremely close game, with the runner-up, Spondoolicks, only two points behind. Let's keep round three competitive! Flcelloguy | A note? | Desk 22:31, 19 September 2005 (UTC)

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Notification Bot[edit]

Sorry for the triple notification --AllyUnion (talk) 20:00, 21 September 2005 (UTC)

The last time I'm spamming you all with Esperanza stuff[edit]

Hello The wub. As you may or may not know, there have been some troubles with Esperanza. So now, as a last ditch to save the community, please vote at Wikipedia:Esperanza/Reform on all neccisary polls. P.S. I'm very sorry for spamming you all with these messages, and this will be the last time. I recommend putting ESP on your watchlist. Cheers and please look at that, let's stop the civil war then. Redwolf24 (talk) 02:53, 22 September 2005 (UTC)

Signpost redesign.[edit]

I know you're not going to be able to get any stories going for quite a while; but I'd like you to look at a possible redesign we've been talking about, and tell me what you think: Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom/Redesign. Ral315 20:24, 23 September 2005 (UTC)


Just to say thanks for supporting my RfA. Please let me know if you see me screw up anytime. --Doc (?) 19:20, 24 September 2005 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:Fair use music[edit]

Template:Fair use music has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at Wikipedia:Templates for deletion#Template:Fair use music. Thank you.