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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For the incredibly interesting article you wrote on Gamergate for the WP:VG newsletter. Brustopher (talk) 08:36, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Thanks. I appreciate it. I only wish I'd had a bit more time to edit and process it. I'd originally intended a longer article and I feel this one comes off as a little disjointed. Anyway I'm pleased if people found it interesting. It's a topic that the WP:VG Newsletter really couldn't just ignore forever, and a large debt of gratitude is owed to the interviewees who agreed to speak with me. -Thibbs (talk) 10:25, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
  • You're really good with the interviews. I hope you'll do more pieces like this in the future, perhaps working the interview itself as the story? czar 15:07, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
    • Hah, I'm glad you think so, Czar, because you're up for interview next quarter! -Thibbs (talk) 22:26, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
      • Make it a feature about the mean, mean deletionists! ;)  · Salvidrim! ·  23:05, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
        • Not a bad idea. I could see a Newsletter piece on the effects of deletionism on editor retention and how best to foster a nurturing environment for new editors. But I am probably going to sit out a quarter or two. I've written 3 of the last 4 newsletter features and if I'm not careful the readership will soon tire of my droning voice. -Thibbs (talk) 23:21, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
          ... I think he was joking. And for what it's worth, I can't picture how the newsletter would tire of hearing an original report from you each quarter, but that's your call. czar 15:58, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
          Yeah I figured that, but it's still not a bad idea. If you grow out a proper mustachio in the next few months and learn to twirl it then you could play the part of the villain. -Thibbs (talk) 01:17, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

EBSCO application?[edit]

Hi Thibbs, just curious - has my EBSCO application been declined? I haven't heard back from any Library admin, so just wanted to confirm present status. Thanks --Peripatetic (talk) 12:33, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

@Peripatetic: Sorry for the slow progress. You applied several weeks ago and your patience is greatly appreciated. This is a new partnership for TWL and the behind-the-scenes set-up process is taking a little longer than anticipated. Your request has not been denied and I will be working through and processing more accounts today. Please hang in there. -Thibbs (talk) 13:21, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

Editing from a previously blocked IP address[edit]

Hello, Thibbs. You pinged me and Gial Ackbar at User talk: For what it's worth, here are my observations. The IP address was used in the past by the blocked editor Johnwest1999. Blocks on both that IP address and the account were evaded by using the IP address, which has now been blocked for a year by Gilliam, and is back in use. There have been only three edits from since its latest block ended, which does not provide much evidence, but there is just about enough similarity to previous edits to encourage me to think the IP address may well be being used by Johnwest1999 again, but not enough for me to take any action. I think for the moment just watching editing from is the thing to do. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 10:47, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Game Zero[edit]

Thanks for the tip on Wikipedia:WikiProject Websites/Early web history task force. I have not run across that group before so I'll definitely take a look. I really appreciate you keeping this issue in mind and frankly I was quite surprised to see your message. Thanks again. Cheers! BcRIPster (talk) 20:23, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Oh, and just as a side note while I'm here. I've started a process of scanning all of the press materials the magazine received between 1992-1998. I have several thousand pages of documents and part of getting them scanned in, I'm working out a home for them to live online (it may go under the GZ domain, but still undecided). Lot's of really cool stuff in here that I think people would enjoy seeing. I've also been slowly digging up old tapes and putting stuff on YouTube which includes the video footage of XBand announcing their partnership with Game Zero (at 1:14 Genesis video and 1:44 SNES video). BcRIPster (talk) 20:34, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

  • Very cool! I'll take a look after work tonight. -Thibbs (talk) 12:47, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
A couple more video links for you. I found a tape we shot at Shoshinkai 1995 and pulled off footage of the late Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi as well as beta gameplay of the Mario 64... I also put up some beta gameplay of a previously unseen build of Resident Evil. I have such a stack of video to sort out. Good grief... BcRIPster (talk) 08:35, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

I don't like my edits being reverted[edit]

Hi Thibbs

I don't like my edits being reverted at Wikipedia. I know I have been blocked by sockpuppetry for many years now, I want to return to Wikipedia and keep electronic game articles updated. I hope I will be globally unblocked soon.-- (talk) 11:31, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Help needed: Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 233[edit]

Hey there, Thibbs. I'm preparing some rewrites for Tales of Vesperia in my sandbox, and I've got a review from the issue above as part of the reception section. As I've heard that you have a copy of this issue, can you help me with this? --ProtoDrake (talk) 13:09, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Update: I've found a safe pdf of the issue online, so problem solved. Sorry for any trouble. --ProtoDrake (talk) 17:38, 1 November 2015 (UTC)
    • I'm glad you found a copy, ProtoDrake. And please feel free to ask me in the future for other materials I have listed at the WP:VG Reference Library. I'm glad to provide assistance for requests like this. -Thibbs (talk) 18:51, 1 November 2015 (UTC)


I have yet to receive anything about EBSCO. Has there been an issue? Nick2crosby (talk) 01:14, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

@Nick2crosby: Yeah, I sent you an email on October 25th so if you haven't received it by now then there's probably a problem. I assume you've checked your email since then, but perhaps the email address you set up with Wikipedia is different from the one you normally use. Can you verify that the email you are checking is the same as the one you've associated with Wikipedia? You can see which email address you gave to Wikipedia under "email options" at the bottom of Special:Preferences. -Thibbs (talk) 01:23, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
@Thibbs: I did check with the registered Wikipedia e-mail. It didn't appear in my inbox on here or my e-mail. Nick2crosby (talk) 01:35, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
@Nick2crosby: OK, I've sent you another email just now. Please check your spam folder too. -Thibbs (talk) 01:43, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
@Thibbs: I received it. Thanks. Nick2crosby (talk) 02:39, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

No e-mail received[edit]

Hello, Thibbs: I did not et the EBSCO-related e-mail last month. Kdammers (talk) 01:36, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

  • YesY Email re-sent. -Thibbs (talk) 11:35, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

EBSCO email Reply[edit]

Hello Thibbs,

No I cannot see an email from or about EBSCO. I have recently changed my email, but have updated it for Wikipedia contact. Please send the email again. I would certainly like to have access to EBSCO.

James sinarau (talk) 05:24, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

  • YesY Email re-sent. -Thibbs (talk) 11:35, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

Help needed at DRN[edit]

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  • I am hesitant to start anything major just at present due to an elevated IRL workload... I have been meaning to get back to DRN, though. I'll make a point of taking on a few (not simultaneously of course) when things calm down a bit. -Thibbs (talk) 01:26, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

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