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Dust Rider

I've updated my Dust Rider's barnstar to Terra, my username has been changed through the usurp request.  Terra  Talk  11:38, 1 February 2008 (UTC)


I added semi-protection notification to your archives, I hope you do not mind. Cheers. Earthbendingmaster 20:26, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

No problem, I enjoy doing the little things on wikipedia. Cheers, and happy editing. Earthbendingmaster 20:29, 1 February 2008 (UTC)


Thank you. I will set my computer to alert me when I'm not adding a summary. Basketballone10 22:45, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. Oh, BTW...

How do I get something onto the did you know section of the main page? Rudie M. (talk) 02:37, 3 February 2008 (UTC)


I am the user that tried to register as Suic but whose name was too similar to Sulc...anyway I posted this on the request account page but that is probably not the best place for it. This was my question: I was looking at this page again and decided to look at the ip history and noticed a ton of edits which didn't make any sense. Evidently it is because I am on a University network in which one ip represents many people. I was wondering if it would be best for me to wait until I am on my home network so that I do not have these vandalisms on my record starting out... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:15, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Thank you very much for the speedy reply. I just wanted to be sure that my reputation wouldn't be severely blemished (because of the irresponsible actions of others in the past) before I even got started out in the wikipedia community. Though I may never become an important figure, I want to at least not be unfairly criticized by others. Thanks again: :) ) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:47, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Re Wikipedia:Changing username

I've checked the name out and have asked the user on that page to choose another one, the requested name is a name of a company. Terra Terra's talkpage 13:26, 3 February 2008 (UTC)


Thank You So Much

Thanks for all your help with my question regarding portals on Wikipedia Smart Guy (talk) 18:39, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

I've got a question

hi I'm Smart Guy (talk) 19:53, 3 February 2008 (UTC) you recently welcomed me to wikipedia and I was wondering if you could answer a question for me:

How do you format your user page in the way you do?

Smart Guy (talk) 19:53, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

A Navigation Box Please

If it isn't too much to ask could you either add a navigation box to my user page or post the code on my talk page for me to copy and paste


Smart Guy (talk) 20:03, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

I would like the first one please

I tried to copy and paste the code byt when I click the links it brings me to your home page, talk page, etc. If you could fix that for me I would greatly appreciate it:)

Thanks, Smart Guy (talk) 20:13, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

I've Given You an Award

I've given you an award for all your help on making my userpage nice If I've goven you the wrong one (or there are any other problems) feel free to change it to the right one or post a message on my talk page asking me to do it:) Smart Guy (talk) 20:59, 3 February 2008 (UTC)


I recently added a welcome template to a new user's talk page a little while later a user named Party posted a message on my talk page complaining about my welcome being nonconstructive What should I do? Smart Guy (talk) 21:27, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Sorry! I tagged it as vandalism! But don't worry! You can copy off my monobook.js to find Friendly tags wich are the proper ones :) Sorry! --Party!Talk to me! 21:28, 3 February 2008 (UTC)


Hmm...yeah, I can see what you're saying. I don't think it was actually vandalism, but it sure looked like that. You were basically restoring a comment that was blatant vandalism after someone else had removed it. Probably just an oversight. No worries. Gromlakh (talk) 21:54, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

What does Party Mean

What does Party mean by monobook.js?

Smart Guy (talk) 22:05, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! You rule!!!

Dear Mr. Helpfulone, I applaud your help! You seem to help alot! Nice sidebar on the right of your page. My favorite one is "Vandals don't like this user"... XD Mostly I thank you for your help on an article (This is Wikipedia, people! There's not supposed to be subjects not covered here!) of my fav. movie: Hangman's Curse. You have done well with other users, I see.

Lukewarm and proud, LOOKIE MILK! (talk) 23:36, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

I'm not vandalising Fernando Torres page!

The member Astral didn't seem to realise that where it says 'league games only please', it means League games only. The '!!!' doesnt even show up on the on the page as it is surrounded in the <-- tags, I was just making it clear to those idiots who don't get the message! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:04, 4 February 2008 (UTC)



Is there a chance if you could provide me a link of images where i can change the Nav-Header images, because i tried to search through wiki-commons but couldn't find the page, mainly because i haven't been on the site for awhile, but i wouldn't mind some help, thanks. Terra Terra's talkpage 21:07, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the help with the Nav-Header Images. Terra Terra's talkpage 21:00, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

I have blocked this user for 78 hours and change. In doing so, I accidentally rolled back one of your rollbacks of the IP's edit. So, I rolled myself back, and all is well - but, wanted to let you know that this IP, at least for now, is handled. Thank you for the AIV report, UltraExactZZ Claims ~ Evidence 18:15, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, that was my dumb fault - I tried to new-tab the edit by using my mosue wheel, but it scrolled me instead. Let me know if anyone questions it. Sorry about that! UltraExactZZ Claims ~ Evidence 18:19, 5 February 2008 (UTC)


Damn, you fill it up as fast as I clear it. :O Thanks for the revert on my talk page as well. · AndonicO Hail! 18:45, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Do me a favor: pass an RFA so huggle will automatically block rather than report. ;P · AndonicO Hail! 18:49, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
No way, I can't support if you're already canvassing. ;) Just a tip, watch out because a minor comment like that during your RFA can get you a few opposes (happened to me, at least). · AndonicO Hail! 19:07, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Canvassing isn't a problem, IMO, until people oppose candidates who do it. :/ · AndonicO Hail! 19:12, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Vandalization warning

I apologize for my error. I work for the company that Robert R. Blake founded in 1961 with Jane S. Mouton. I have worked for the company since 1992 and the first six years directly with Dr. Blake. I was trying to update the very thin and not completely accurate bio on him and explanation of Grid theory. I thought I was following all of the steps needed to add content, but obviously missed something!

I have a great deal of content regarding Blake and Mouton's work and the history of Grid OD. Any help that you can give me on the proper way to go about this would be greatly appreciated. I don't want to be blocked!

Thank you very much, Rachel McKee —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rachelm524 (talkcontribs) 21:33, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

not sure my talk page was vandalized

Thanks for the vigilance, but the quote "Sagbliss won her case" probably was not vandalism. There was a particularly obnoxious editor called Sagbliss who later identified herself as a participant in a laswsuit mentioned in a wikipedia article. Bruno23 (talk) 02:44, 6 February 2008 (UTC)


I see you have gotten this many times recently, but,

I see your name on the help desk many times, and just want to say, keep living up to your name. Cheers. Earthbendingmaster 19:05, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! And keep up the good work at fighting vandalism, Cheers. Earthbendingmaster 19:13, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

this was NOT vandalism this edit was not vandalism. According to serbian grammar, only the first letter of a name is capitalised and I corrected the error in capitalisation. You can check that on the official ministry page —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dzigor (talkcontribs) 19:25, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

I am really sorry..:'(

I was experimenting with different userpage designs and I saved changes that I have cut things out when I should of cancelled. I am new and I am still learning. I promise to think about what I am doing next time and to leave you and your userpages untouched. Sorry...:'( LB22 (talk) 18:51, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

I've learnt my lesson..but...

Hi again, I feel really bad about vandalising your page, as I would ask you if I could anyway. But I don't know why, but everyone's being hostile with me because maybe I didn't do little bit in an edit. Also, I thought it would be good if I brought in the Adopt-a-user programme for newer users on Simple English Wikipedia, but as soon as I made it, it was deleted 'because it was pointless'. I feel useless and a vandal. Please help!LB22 (talk) 19:04, 9 February 2008 (UTC)


Yes, I see that, but that doesn't tell me why other people are being horrible to me here either. You were nice enough to say that's ok, you meant good, but there are other people here that are making me feel that I should go home back to Wikia. I feel like I'm useless.LB22 (talk) 19:19, 9 February 2008 (UTC)


The smile cheered me up, albeit not for long. But why do they do that. Is it some sort of fashion in at the moment 'Bite the Newcomers' and get rewarded. If anything they should get a warning!LB22 (talk) 19:23, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

nice idea!

I may think about doing that next time! Thanks for you time and I hope we'll meet again in Wikipedia!

LB22 (talk) 19:29, 9 February 2008 (UTC)


Hi, thanks for the help with the rename pages. Could you down a little on the archiving though - its usually a good idea for requests to hang around for a day or two so people can check the outcome easily (especially if they're declined). Generally VoABot is quite good at doing the archiving (though its making a couple of mistakes at the moment that I've pointed out to Voice of All) so it shouldn't be something you need to worry about too much. WjBscribe 22:36, 9 February 2008 (UTC)


Hi I need your help. I have been trying to add cool userboxes to my userpages from the userbox page and can't get the already used ones on my page. Could you help me . I'm a newbee so I stil don't know everything about wikipedia. Hope you can help!Excitinginterception7 (talk) 01:46, 10 February 2008 (UTC)


Oh, yes, I did know about that template; I just didn't notice that the s in Steve was lowercase there.   jj137 (talk) 15:30, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

RFA thanks


Hello, Thehelpfulone/Archive ... please see this talk page and tell me what you think of my newly created Template:Oldprodfull ... would you use it, or update it if you encountered it?

Also, what are your thoughts on my proposed WP:FLAG-BIO and other flag templates?

Happy Editing! — (talk · contribs) 18:03, 11 February 2008 (UTC)



I have approved you for AutoWikiBrowser. You can get to work immediately (you can download it from here). Good luck!

  jj137 (talk) 23:59, 11 February 2008 (UTC)


I've sent you an e-mail. · AndonicO Hail! 01:18, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Unblock requests

Hello, I'm sure you meant well, but I think it's not a good idea for a non-admin to go and try to decide unblock cases. Only an admin can unblock a user, so logically only an admin can refuse to unblock them. Of course, you are free to comment on such cases. Let me also say that I don't find your rationale very cogent: on the principle that blocks are preventative, not punitive, there might very well be cases where a block could legitimately be lifted early even after a very clear case of personal attacks - it all depends on the credibility of a user's commitment to behave better. That said, in this case, I'd be surprised if somebody unblocked, but that's a different matter, and I've reinstated the request so that other admins can still see it. Fut.Perf. 15:09, 12 February 2008 (UTC)


I noticed an alert on my pager for vandalizing Qualex, i looked at the aparent vandalism and it has no change, can you please tell me what i vandalized? i may just be having a vblonde moment

Haelsturm (talk)Haelsturm —Preceding comment was added at 22:39, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Re: Wikipedia:Huggle/UB1

On User talk:BlastOButter42, Thehelpfulone said:
Hi there,

If you don't mind, please leave that one as it is, I think it matched with the huggle colour..... if you want to change it, copy it into your own user space :)

--The Helpful One 15:54, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Sure, but it seems someone else agrees with me... -- BlastOButter42 See Hear Speak 01:10, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Promote My Name

Why do you think my name is promotional?Ask D.N.A.- Peter Napkin (talk) 03:09, 13 February 2008 (UTC)


It is no problem, just an error, but thanks!

Haelsturm (talk)Haelsturm —Preceding comment was added at 15:20, 13 February 2008 (UTC)


You could leave a note on WT:ACC if you want broader input, but my own feeling is that WP:ACC is so simple that such a list isn't needed. We don't usually need as much info as they do at WP:RENAME, so we can usually fix malformed requests ourselves. More to the point: anyone incapable of following the simple ACC instructions is unlikely to be able to follow a small link somewhere to a list of advisors. A compromise might be to add a short line to the instructions, suggesting that people with questions could contact anyone they see adding tags to the other requests, but personally I don't think even that is necessary. Still, I certainly won't argue if you want to do it.

Did you see? I managed to delete and restore the ACC page without breaking anything! --barneca (talk) 18:31, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Attack page

Just a note to let you know that User:Corrie Delaney posted an attack page on your username. I flagged it up for speedy deletion and warned the user. Mjroots (talk) 19:08, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

I don't know why he would create an attack page. It was just a one line insult that may have included the words gay and faggott. I'm not 100% sure. Mjroots (talk) 19:47, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

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Thanks for the help on Archives. It added a bit to my understanding of Wikipedia thanks for using the link. I was worried it didn't work. Chubbennaitor (talk) 19:34, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

RFA Card

Category:Rouge admins.

Red links are rouger, I'm glad it was deleted. ;) · AndonicO Hail! 15:47, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

I know it's gone. I've always wanted that link to be rouge anyway. :-D east.718 at 18:43, February 23, 2008

What the above two people said. Overly stuffy people with no sense of humor can go jump in Red Lake. They can delete our category, but they can't delete our fun. FCYTravis (talk) 19:41, 23 February 2008 (UTC)


Nuvola apps chat.png The IRC Buddy Barnstar
For being there to talk to on IRC, when things are quiet, or feeling lonely, and for being such a great person and Wikipedian! Stwalkerstertalk ] 17:24, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

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your question to jimmy whales

I pretty sure I read somewhere he hasn't actually taken the teat, its just an honorary score. Feel free to double check that fact.--Pewwer42  Talk  02:45, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Administrator Abuse

My talk page, user page, whatever, should have been removed. But you're keeping it alive. Probably using that Administrator privilege to do so.

This user disenfranchises new Wikipedians and everyone should know it.

Msharmanos (talk) 04:43, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

See this?

None of this applies to me.

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Just like to say thanks for all of the help that you have given me on wikipedia and on irc. If you ever need any help and you think i might be able to help you with something then please just ask on my talk page. ·Add§hore· Talk/Cont 18:31, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Woo another smile. Thanks the helpfulone :D. ·Add§hore· Talk/Cont 19:04, 28 February 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Addshore (talkcontribs)

Thanks, but...

Um, thanks but if I am not allowed to remove a *false positive* why does the message from the bot say " If you believe there has been a mistake and would like to report a false positive, please report it here and then remove this warning from your talk page."? (talk) 19:09, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

... but his warning was BECAUSE I FOLLOWED the bot's instruction! So, let me get this right. If a bot gives a false positive, I can delete that but A. N. Other will then warn me about the removal I and I am forbidden to remove that second warning. Is that right? Everyone who removes a false vandalism warning is obliged to receive and accept a second, unjustified warning!?! That's nuts, surely! (talk) 19:30, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Glad to know I wasn't losing my marbles after all! :-) (talk) 19:40, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Your Header

Do you mind if I use your header for my userpage? - Milk's Favorite Cookie 22:37, 29 February 2008 (UTC)