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RfA Juggernaut0102[edit]

Help me - how can i improve other than the comments you have explained? The 100 or so proper edits i have done are little only because i'm in high school but can't have enough time to do stuff on WP. I'm trying my hardest to use the time i've got to make contribs to WP. Any other suggestions for RfA in the distant... future? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Juggernaut0102 (talkcontribs) 09:25, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Glenn Strange has gone[edit]

Hello. I have spent a lot of hours on that image of Glenn Strange to have it taken away. I put on so many reasons why it should be posted on Wikipedia. I had the correct template as well. Can you help? Thanks, Electric Japan (talk) 14:45, 21 March 2008 (UTC)


As you probably know, 4chan is blatant nonsense, thusly the tag was thoroughly deserved, I am no vandal. You can send me mail with your answer to this. Preceding [[ Ixius (talkcontribs) 20:44, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

No, I do not think it is nonsense, it is nonsense, I am a member of 4chan and I know for a fact that the imageboards there are completely nonsensical and honestly it doesn't deserve to exist, but it does, and thats that.

I didn't think that was the tag for speedy deletion, I merely thought it would add a banner saying something like 'This Article is nonsense, viewer desecration is advised'. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ixius (talkcontribs) 20:49, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

And if the owners of 4chan were to lable it so? Ixius (talk) 07:46, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Can you help on this?[edit]

Hello. I tired again on the Glenn Strange tags. I don't know if I put the correct one on. If you can I would appreciate the help. I put in a lot of time trying this week.

Thanks, Electric Japan (talk) 11:58, 21 March 2008 (UTC)


Hi! Thanks for the explanation. It can get confusing with all the diffrent choices.

I will make a test later today.

Electric Japan (talk) 06:21, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Strange Image[edit]

Thanks for the help. I am trying to upload it on to this site. Can you explain more on that part. Having some hassles getting it done.

I did upload an image from Flickr to the Wikimedia Commons.

I have tried many things. Time is being spent for the passion.

Thanks, Electric Japan (talk) 16:00, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Vandalism patrol[edit]

Thanks for your heads up on aquaporin! Cheers. Boghog2 (talk) 21:26, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks also for this request for intervention. Please note that has now been blocked three times.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 20:28, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
Ah woops, thanks. I didn't think to check the block log (was just going by the talk page). You can see I'm not 100% sure of everything :) --Tombomp (talk) 20:30, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Ron Paul article[edit]

Hi Tombomp, You addressed me on the Ron Paul talk page yesterday. You should see what has happened since. The Ron Paul newsletter section has been completely eviscerated. I would like to protect the integrity of this article, but cannot do it alone. -asx- (talk) 00:50, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright quesiton[edit]

Your question on the image copyright help desk has an answer. Mac Davis (talk) 07:19, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

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Steam loco - cylinders[edit]

Removing your recent addition was probably a wise move. The 'fact' tag added by me was not really appropriate (even though the edit was not supported by references) but I didn't have time to find the one that says 'are you sure about this?', as there was more than a hint of Original Research about it. I apologise for the terse edit summary.

You have uncovered a very interesting point. Why did a loco designer chose inside vs outside cylinders? Maintenance is an obvious reason, but why, then, were so many shunting/branch line locos designed with inside cylinders? Even as late as the GWR 94XX and the Austerity tank, the Q1, etc -- if inside cylinders were so 'bad' (as you hinted at), why were these modern designs so fitted? Larger locos, with 3 or 4 cylinders had both inside and outside cylinders -- how did your comments relate to these? Was this a purely British phenomenon? (perhaps due to the restricted loading gauge?). Were all 'foreign' locos designed with outside cylinders? Etc, etc

Your edit really started me thinking (as you can see). Perhaps you can now see why my edit summary was 'terse' -- I couldn't work out how to fit all the above in.

As I said, this is an interesting point, and one which should be discussed in the article, once some appropriate sources have been found. I look forward to reading your findings... :o)

PS - having thought a little more about this, I suspect that the choice of cylinder location was dictated by the type of valve gear used. That could well be your starting point...

EdJogg (talk) 10:41, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

I checked the book I was getting it from (How Steam Locomotives Really Work by P.W.B. Semmens and A.J. Goldfinch - i realise it's not all that amazing000 and it seems the two inside cylinder arrangement was pretty much exclusive to locomotives using Stephenson's valve gear - although it's certainly possible that other valve gears were sometimes used, it seems Stephenson's valve gear was especially compact and simple enough that it was easiest to use. It apparently also conformed to the Victorian ideal of having no moving parts on show. The cylinder diamater was apparently limited to about 20in on a standard gauge railway. The problem of maintenance got worse as boiler sizes increased as there was no space to fit underneath it. The following is mostly speculation: I believe its simplicity would have made it attractive for later locomotives; although I can't be sure, I think it had a lower weight than other valve gears. I've also seen mention that inside cylinders were considered to give a smoother ride. I'm not really sure on the details of this stuff and I may very well be wrong about some of this but that's all I've seen about it right now. --Tombomp (talk) 19:27, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Topic in Africa template[edit]

Hello! I'm really sorry if I'm blaming you for something you haven't done but I have a feeling your recent edits to Template:Africa topic have broken it regarding the second paramater - it appears at the end of every single link now. I don't really understand how template code works and I wouldn't want to revert your changes just at a guess. You can see the problem on pretty much any of the African politics pages and maybe other things to. Again, sorry if I'm completely wrong! --Tombomp (talk) 20:47, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for pointing out the problem. It turned out not to be the template. On each of those articles, the transclusion call included an extraneous/unused/erroneous parameter that became activated when I added code to process a 2nd parameter to the template. I'm in the process of correcting the transclusion calls on the articles now (by removing the parameter). Should be done in 10 minutes. Again, thank you for the heads up! The Transhumanist 21:43, 8 May 2008 (UTC)  Done 21:51, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

What the template does now that it didn't do before is allow a "suffix" (with space or without) to be added to each article name. Here's an example. Be sure to click on the countries - they have both a template-based prefix and suffix portion added to the country name. To replace the title of the template, I've used the template's "title=" syntax to set the title parameter, which the erroneous parameter mentioned above was missing. The Transhumanist 22:03, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Your abuse of automated tools[edit]

This is now the second time in 15 minutes that you've issued me with a spurious "vandalism" warning (the first was here). I appreciate that you've now reverted them, but repeatedly seeing "new message" banners thanks to your abuse of automated tools is beginning to be disruptive and irritating. Wikipedia is not a race; if you continue to use Huggle to make edits without checking them, I will remove your Huggle access. iridescent 18:25, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

I know. I'm really sorry, I was trying to revert some vandalism on another page both times but it updated with your revert pretty much exactly at the time I clicked the button. I'm being a bit more careful now. Sorry again for the stupid edits and if you feel that you need to remove my Huggle access feel free. --Tombomp (talk) 18:31, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
No problem - although I sometimes threaten it, I've only ever actually removed Huggle access once, it really is a last resort... iridescent 18:38, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

His brother Charles Clement Johnston also served as a U.S. Representative, and his nephew John Warfield Johnston was a United States Senator; both represented Virginia. This line is in two sections of the article you just reverted, early life and postbellum. Joseph_E._Johnston. Please revert it back... (talk) 18:34, 3 June 2008 (UTC)Anonymous


I am awarding you this WikiCookie for your constructive edits on Wikipedia--LAAFan 17:16, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion critera[edit]

Thanks for that, having been an rc patroller from many moons ago (2006) I'm still re-learning the finer points of how subtle speedy deletion criteria, warning templates etc have changed, in future I will just stick to the first tag. (Was going to self rv but was beaten whlst writing out the edit summary lol) Benon (talk) 18:29, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Albert Ramos (rapper)[edit]

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Speedy deletion of "James T. Bland"[edit]

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Thanks. Tombomp (talk) 13:31, 30 May 2008 (UTC)


Hello, I would just like to apologise for my son's changes to the article based on Morda as some of it was sheer nonsense. I would like to say however, that a lot of it was true, including the claims of a popular children's toy being invented in Morda. The journeys of "Anf Butler OBE" are well documented and should therefore be allowed to remain on the article. Just because you see something as nonesense does not necessarily mean that it is. Would you like some scans of the journal that Anf Butler wrote and of the letter in the Guardian based on the claim that Sticklebricks are from Morda or are they too unbelievable for you? (talk) 14:08, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

That would be great. --Tombomp (talk) 14:13, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, how do I give them to you? (talk) 14:18, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

You could upload the images to something like [1] and then link them here--Tombomp (talk) 14:22, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks (talk) 15:27, 2 June 2008 (UTC) The latest addition, that the place is named after the River Morda, what proof of evidence do you have for that being real then if mine are seemingly unnaceptable? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:23, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

I don't. It does at least sound vaguely plausible and doesn't contradict information already on Wikipedia and that that I can google up. Maybe it's some horribly insiduous vandalism but I don't really know. I don't have the resources to look it up, sadly. If you think it's wrong, you can always remove it. --Tombomp (talk) 19:30, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of "Crap England"[edit]

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Thanks. Tombomp (talk) 18:56, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Hmm, so you did. I assume that other speedy deletion notice above these two is unrelated? -- Gurch (talk) 00:16, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
Not Huggle related no. --Tombomp (talk) 07:53, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Joseph E. Johnston[edit]

The information is duplicated in Early life, hence the removal from Postbellum life. --Tombomp (talk) 20:09, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

I see what you're talking about. My edit was made because I saw the info go in and out a few times. Sorry for the confusion. Kresock (talk) 20:14, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
No problem, I'd initially reverted the guy who originally changed it myself ;) --Tombomp (talk) 20:17, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
 Done I fixed it. Kresock (talk) 20:19, 3 June 2008 (UTC)


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After reviewing your request for rollback, I have enabled rollback on your account. Keep in mind these things when going to use rollback:

  • Getting rollback is no more momentous than installing Twinkle.
  • Rollback can only be used to revert vandalism only, and not good faith edits.
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If you do not want rollback, then contact me and I'll remove it. Also, for some information on how to use rollback, you can view this page. I'm sure you'll do great with rollback, just leave me a message on my talk page. Happy editing! Malinaccier (talk) 21:20, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Thank you :) --Tombomp (talk) 21:22, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Sigh..... edit conflicted again![edit]

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You do know, others what to hit that rollback button Icon biggrin.gif Keep up the good work! :-) Stwalkerstertalk ] 14:52, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of "Alan fatovic"[edit]

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Thanks. Tombomp (talk) 15:53, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Bad edit[edit]

um you reverted an edit that I did that was a revert. on the page [[2]] and sent me a message, please be more careful. —Preceding unsigned comment added by BlueLint (talkcontribs) 18:51, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

How is that considered vandalism? It is a character yawning, isn't it?User:Fangusu (talk) 13:31, 6 June 2008 (UTC)}}

Hey Tom whats the scene with Mir Jafar[edit]

Hi Tom I used to be Snoring on IRC Hope you're well. Whats happenin with the article ? In the mean while as the descendant of Mir Jafar I am trying to figure out who the other person is. Take care. Regards, HumayunMirzaJR (talk) 16:20, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Hey well I use SNoring I know you ;) anyway I was wondering whats with the contervarsy about deleting Mir Jafar ... I am confused !! —Preceding unsigned comment added by HumayunMirzajr (talkcontribs) 16:37, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Vandalism in Ashley Tisdale[edit]

Plase help us to controlate the vandalism in various articles of ashley as He Said She Said, Not Like That, Be Good to Me, Suddenly, Ashley Tisdale discography, Headstrong. by IntoCreativeJan if you check the continuing editions of this user in the articles, one can notice the intention of damaging articles. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:20, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Rfa thanks[edit]

Muntingia Calabura flowers fruit.jpg Thank you for participating in my RfA. The Rfa was successful with 64 Support and 1 Neutral. None of this would have happened without your support. I would also like to thank my nominator Wizardman and my sensei/co-nom bibliomaniac15--Lenticel (talk) 09:12, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

See the sockpuppetre thing for an explanation[edit]

Ya. I made my account while i was at a friends house, i have no idea who genius is. Please support that, i dont want to lose my account now that i have so many edits and am going for an award. Maybe this genius person is just like me alot, idk but i dont know them. Im just here cuz my friend told me to. (his names Josh, ill ask what his account is). Sorry if i did something wrong, i guess. Well, see ya. I have new pages to patrol. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tratos the Great (talkcontribs) 17:08, 20 June 2008 (UTC)


Just wanted to say i am confused. Did you delete the recent changes patrol userbox off my list? Because i am an RCP, and i cant find it in my userbox. Why? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tratos the Great (talkcontribs) 17:34, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

I swear that there used to be a user page barnstar[edit]

I like to keep my user page encyclopedic :). Thanks. --Tombomp (talk/contribs) 20:08, 30 June 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for your assistance regarding User_talk:Relyimah#Help:_Deleted_Edits. Your indication as to what this may be would be spot on, Cheers — Relyimah (t-c-e) 09:16, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

RE: About section headers[edit]

Thanks for your advice, I forgot the codes for a smaller heading; just the help I needed :P.
The larger headings were a bit abused on that page! lol The sections aren't big and the titles are strangely-named...

I think we need to emphasize more on the private life and the "Myth" encircling around Francis Burdett and his early wife Sophia.
(Rumour has it that Francis chopped her arm off after discovering her cheating on him; with his best friend; which is why he re-married. I used to go to school at Foremarke and it's almost a recongized fact there; sadly I can't find any published work that describe it...)

--WiKID Daryl (talk) 19:49, 8 July 2008 (UTC)--WiKID Daryl (talk) 19:45, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Original message:

I noticed your edits to the Francis Burdett article. You might want to read Wikipedia:Headings#Section_headings]]; you can make smaller headings by using larger numbers of =s, which is preferable to making headings manually using the formatting tools. Hope this helps! Sorry if you already know or something, not meaning to be patronising. --Tombomp (talk/contribs) 19:39, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

lol Yeh he was an interesting figure, the source of mysterious poltergeist, ghost sighting and continous rumour at my school- Formarke Hall. Apparently they never retrieved the arm of "Lady Burdett"; who died shortly atfter being "de-arm-icated" or "disarmed" *PUN intended" lol. you apply to be a patrol; or how do you become one?

--WiKID Daryl (talk) 20:08, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

RFA thankspam[edit]

Thanks for your support in my RFA, which passed with 140 supporting, 11 opposing, and 4 neutral. I will do my best to live up to the trust that you have given to me. If I can ever assist you with anything, just ask.


J.delanoygabsadds 19:27, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

"A" rebranding[edit]

I assuming that's the date (August 10, 2008,) when the A-Channel stations officially become known as "A". According to the messages on

(talk) 10:39, 29 July 2008 (UTC)


Dear Tom,

Was fun hanging around with you on irc etc.. Hope you have a blast, I am out of the wiki world. Do take care and available by email etc for any sort of help.

Your Pal, Snoring HumayunMirzaJR (talk) 11:51, 2 August 2008 (UTC)


Mohkam Mopping.jpg Thanks to everyone who participated in my RfA, regardless of their !vote. I have withdrawn the nomination as a failure at 19 supports, 45 opposes, and 9 neutral statements.

As has been written and sung, you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need — and what I need is to go back to working on our shared project. Not everyone has to be an admin; there is a role for each of us. After reflection, I feel I don't have the temperament to secure community consensus as an admin at any point, and I will not be applying again in the future — and hey, that's all right, 'cause I stay true to the philosophy that adminship is no big deal: I tried, I failed, and now I'll return to doing what I've always done. I have an extremely strong belief in the consensus process, and the consensus was clear. I will be devoting my energies to volunteering at MedCab and working up a complete series of articles on the short stories of Ernest Hemingway, among lord knows what else. Thanks again to everyone who spared the time to weigh in on this one. It was made in better faith than it probably seemed.
Mr. IP Defender of Open Editing 14:47, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for supporting me in my dead-end nom. I kinda wish everyone !voted like you, but when I look it all over, I think maybe I'm not made for adminship after all. Be seeing you around! Mr. IP Defender of Open Editing 14:47, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Many thanks![edit]

Nash Point West.jpg Thank you...

...for participating in my RfA, which closed with 119 in support, 4 neutral and 5 opposes. I'm honestly overwhelmed at the level of support that I've received from the community, and will do my best to maintain the trust placed in me. I 'm also thankful to those who opposed or expressed a neutral position, for providing clear rationales and superb feedback for me to build on. I've set up a space for you to provide any further feedback or thoughts, should you feel inclined to. However you voted, thanks for taking the time out to contribute to the process, it's much appreciated. Kind regards, Gazimoff 22:33, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Thank You Very Much.......[edit]

Thank you very much for your time to answer my question my friend.

Jaderocker (talk) 17:59, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome. Tombomp (talk/contribs) 18:23, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Your comments at WP:AN[edit]

Hi. I would ask you to modify your comments made to the Jeffpw discussion at the above venue. I feel that you are able to indicate your feelings without recourse to such language, and I think you will also realise it is a time for all to moderate our language. Thanks. LessHeard vanU (talk) 19:43, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

I agree that my language was over the top. I apologise. I didn't edit it because it got removed a minute later - I'd added my comment after it was archived, when it wasn't before I started, without being edit conflicted. If I'd noticed, I wouldn't have added it. I just found the thread pretty horrible in general and I still think David Shankbone's comments were incredibly spiteful, especially in such a public venue. Tombomp (talk/contribs) 19:50, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
Tom, there is a long history between Sandy and I that you aren't aware of, and Sandy said some pretty horrible things about what was a heartfelt memorial of someone who had been a good friend, but with whom I had a falling out but expected to be friends with again. My ire with Sandy is more than justified, though I understand you aren't aware of the years-long grudge we have had, primarily on her end. --David Shankbone 19:59, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
I just think it's not really appropriate to have this sort of thing in such an incredibly public venue as AN, over such a sad event. Tombomp (talk/contribs) 20:06, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
Yes, it devolved. I am incredibly angry and offended by the way Sandy has characterized me and my personal memorial, to which I made great pains to be honest. It shows both our friendship, and our falling out. Anyway, any interaction between Sandy and I is likely to quickly spiral out of control, because we both have unbounding contempt for the other. There simply was no excuse for this sort of post on ANI, which one user described as "the shittiest faith ever", and completely invalidated my own emotions. Anyway, I just wanted to explain that to you. --David Shankbone 20:11, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
OK. Tombomp (talk/contribs) 20:16, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

My name here as well? Shankbone speaks for himself about years-long grudges. That may be his style, but it's not mine, and he rarely figures on my radar screen. But it's interesting that he has revealed his "unbounding contempt" for me; I don't usually occupy my brainspace with that kind of emotion. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 21:09, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Oh, please is that why at pubic hair you brought up, a year later, the Chavez thing and my "unnecessary photos", when I forgot you were even alive? That discussion is still there on the Talk page. I will continue to talk about you, and may even make this issue the subject of a blog post. And yes, after the things you wrote on ANI, you have my unbounding contempt SandyGeorgia SandyGeorgia SandyGeorgia. --David Shankbone 21:11, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Andy Bjornovich[edit]

I'm said I'm trying to insert a family tree like the one on J. R. R. Tolkien.--Andy Bjornovich (talk) 10:12, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

What? Not there? Try tolkien family--Andy Bjornovich (talk) 10:12, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

That's why I've reinstated the same helpme.--Andy Bjornovich (talk) 11:15, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

ACC Tool[edit]

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Someone, probably you, requested access to the account creation tool. For security purposes could you please confirm that it was you who made the request so we can approve you, thanks. FunPika 11:51, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

yes, that is meTombomp (talk/contribs) 11:52, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
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Thank you. Tombomp (talk/contribs) 09:00, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Request for participation in User:Abd/RfC[edit]

Because my participation as a Wikipedia editor has been questioned, and if I continue as I have in the past, I can expect future challenges as well, I have begun a standing RfC in my user space, at User:Abd/RfC. There is also a specific incident RfC at User:Abd/RfC/8.11.08 block. I understand that you may not have time to participate directly; however, if you wish to be notified of any outcome from the general or specific RfC, or if you wish to identify a participant or potential participant as one generally trusted by you, or otherwise to indicate interest in the topic(s), please consider listing yourself at User:Abd/RfC/Proxy Table, and, should you so decide, naming a proxy as indicated there. Your designation of a proxy will not bind you, and your proxy will not comment or vote for you, but only for himself or herself; however, I may consider proxy designations in weighing comment in this RfC, as to how they might represent the general community. You may revoke this designation at any time. This RfC is for my own guidance as to future behavior and actions, it is advisory only, upon me and on participants. This notice is going to all those who commented on my Talk page in the period between my warning for personal attack, assumptions of bad faith, and general disruption, on August 11, 2008, until August 20, 2008. This is not a standard RfC; because it is for my advice, I assert authority over the process. However, initially, all editors are welcome, even if otherwise banned from my Talk space or from the project. Canvassing is permitted, as far as I'm concerned; I will regulate participation if needed, but do not spam. Notice of this RfC may be placed on noticeboards or wikiprojects, should any of you think this appropriate; however, the reason for doing this in my user space is to minimize disruption, and I am not responsible for any disruption arising from discussion of this outside my user space. Thanks for considering this. --Abd (talk) 02:51, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Re: RFA wishes[edit]

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Main page image[edit]

Thanks for the reminder, I totally forgot about that. Looks like Rlevse took care of it on commons, though.--ragesoss (talk) 22:19, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Ah, cool. As long as it's protected :) Tombomp (talk/contribs) 08:32, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

FPaS RFC[edit]

As a participant in the recent discussion at WP:ANI, I thought you should be informed of the new RFC that another user has started regarding FPaS's behavior.

Jerry talk ¤ count/logs 17:41, 30 August 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for your quick help on IRC regarding the Peshmerga_Zerevani article! Erebus Morgaine (talk) 20:58, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

No problem :) Tombomp (talk/contribs) 21:11, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

RfA thanks[edit]

Admin mop.PNG Thank you for voting in my RfA, which succeeded with 71 support, 14 oppose, and 5 neutral. Thanks for your participation. I hope I serve you well!

--SmashvilleBONK! 23:23, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Maor Levi[edit]

In regards to your tagging of Maor Levi for speedy deletion I found your actions abrupt and unsubstantiated. I am sure you will agree Maor Levi is on significant notoriety. Perhaps I was too speedy in making an original posting however i assure you more information to substantiate Moar Levi was imminent. I was left with little time to make additions before being tagged. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Trippie99 (talkcontribs) 15:10, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, but a discogs listing does not show WP:Notability, which is required for something to have an article. Please read WP:Music for more information on notability for musical artists; the basic criteria is, usually, coverage in multiple sources by professionals (no forums, myspace etc). Tombomp (talk/contribs) 15:14, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

The point I am trying to make is that the article certainly did not warrant “Speedy” deletion. It was no more than 5 minutes old and would have taken little more than a google search to realize it wasn’t worthy of “speedy” deletion. Surely these satisfy the first criteria of having published worked from independent labels. It should also satisfy criteria 10. I was afforded little time to make any substantial contribution.

The label I cited in my original posting is clearly independent from the artist and is even mentioned on Wikipedia, which surely you consider a reliable source. Additionally the artists name MAOR LEVI is mentioned on the page.

Thank you for your assistance. I do feel very strongly that this artist deserves mention in order for there to be consistency with publishing of other Wikipedia articles--Trippie99

If the artist is signed to that label, then that might be enough. The best thing is reviews or something like that though. Do you have anything like that?
Also, if you are intending to work on something, then it's probably best to work on it in your user space eg User:Trippie99/sandbox, and then move it to the main article space when you're done. Tombomp (talk/contribs) 15:59, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Given the genre of music there aren't a lot of commercial reviews for the overwhelming majority of artists. So I am unlikely to find a review from somewhere prominent. Would something like this work however, ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Trippie99 (talkcontribs) 16:08, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Maybe. How much has been released by this person? People with few releases are unlikely to be notable enough to have a Wikipedia article. Tombomp (talk/contribs) 16:12, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

There are sixteen songs I have already accounted for. Possibly and probably more though and almost certainly more to be released in the future I anticipate.Trippie99 (talk) 16:32, 4 September 2008 (UTC)Trippe99

You could try writing it again, including assertions of notability I guess. Not entirely sure if it wouldn't get deleted. Tombomp (talk/contribs) 16:37, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Bethesda Christian School[edit]

I cut the Bethesda Christian School article down to a stub and added categories. Sometimes an article which starts out as an advertisement can be salvaged and turned into a neutral article. --Eastmain (talk) 15:42, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

You are completely correct. It was a mistake on my part to PROD it instead of doing just that. I simply didn't think of it. Sorry. Thank you for making it a reasonable stub. Tombomp (talk/contribs) 15:45, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

List of Norah Jones awards[edit]

I didn't mean to revert you that last time. You beat me to it before I realized it so my edit summary wasn't meant for you. Pinkadelica (talk) 08:26, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, don't worry. Just realised the revert without warning button only reverts one revision as well, which is kind of annoying. Tombomp (talk/contribs) 08:27, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

To: Speedy deletion master[edit]

Wikipedia is becoming intellectually narcissistic. Your instructions are useless. Not everyone holds a degree of a researcher.I give up even trying to submit anything. First you accuse me of self-promoting and then delete the following re-write because it does not have significance?.. The service I wrote about has thousands of registered members and a growth of 90% a year. Tell it to them that it has no significance. Perhaps you can provide a dried-up editor to help the literate commoners like me?

BTW how does one delete account on Wikipedia. I'm not coming back to waste my time trying to submit anything. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Slatecast (talkcontribs) 16:25, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

I agree that Wikipedia tends to be confusing to newer editors. The problem is that Slatecast doesn't appear to be WP:NOTABLE, which usually means coverage in third party sources. If you can show that it has been covered there, then an article can probably be created. If you want to work on a draft copy you can do it on your user page and then move it. There isn't a way to delete a user account, just stop using it. Tombomp (talk/contribs) 17:12, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Re: Thanks[edit]

No Probs, glad I could help... wish I had more time to fight the good fight! --WORM | MЯOW 09:56, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

awful example of not assuming good faith[edit]

Im taking the time to respond to everyones concerns from the ANI thread, yours was this "Wikipedia_talk:Requests_for_arbitration/Sarah_Palin_protection_wheel_war#Statement_by_User:Prom3th3an Note what his statement said at the same ArbCom case, which is an awful example of not assuming good faith. "

Answer: Read this and you will have an insight as to why I dont asume good faith anymore.   «l| Ψrom3th3ăn ™|l»  (talk) 13:52, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

I remember that. It was pretty awful all round. The problem is you tend to not be particularly constructive when you complain about admins etc. Tombomp (talk/contribs) 14:09, 11 September 2008 (UTC)


for the revert. Karenjc 18:27, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Any time :) Tombomp (talk/contribs) 18:29, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Janitor's bucket with mop.jpg Thank you for supporting me in my RfA, which passed with a count of (166/43/7). I appreciate your comments and in my actions as an administrator I will endeavor to maintain the trust you have placed in me. I am honored by your trust and your support. Thank you, Cirt (talk) 01:49, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Return engagement[edit]

Hey there -- just a heads-up that I am back from my Wikibreak after that fairly raucous RfA from two weeks back (I'll try it again in 2009 -- after all, ever great disaster movie needs a sequel). I hope all is well with you, and I hope to see you around the project. Ecoleetage (talk) 13:35, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hi Tombomp. I would like to thank you for your support in my RfA and the confidence expressed thereby. It is very much appreciated. :) The RfA was closed as successful with 73 supports, 3 opposes and 4 neutral. I would especially like to thank WBOSITG for nominating me. Best wishes and thanks again, —αἰτίας discussion 22:51, 18 September 2008 (UTC)


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Thank you[edit]

Cheers. LessHeard vanU (talk) 12:50, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

No problem :) Tombomp (talk/contribs) 12:52, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank you, Tombomp[edit]

Thank you for supporting my RfA nomination, Tombomp. I appreciate the confidence. Cbl62 (talk) 06:11, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Per your note on my talk page, please see:[edit] (talk) 02:49, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Saw your message on my talk page. Thanks! (talk) 02:49, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Re:Your reversions on User talk:Young Trigg[edit]

The reason I made that was (you can see in the talk page) the user young Trigg created a SPA just for editing the Sarah Palin article for five hours, 24 hours before her nomination, with truly a lot of information and with a strong biased attitude towards her. So, many people (me included) believe that the user is a campaign operative, specially when he acted with some users as if it was the first time it was editing in wikipedia (obviously it's not, look at the changes). "When another Wikipedia contributor asked gently if YoungTrigg could include page numbers to his footnotes from “Sarah,” YoungTrigg wrote back excitedly: “Thank you! I’m afraid I didn’t use the page numbers when I did the edits, so I don’t have them now. The book has a pretty good index, though, and I can look something up if anything I added was controversial. I apologize if I misunderstood the format"

You can see the discussión and the newspaper articles.

So the name of the user Young Trigg has been used in many articles. And it has even appeared on wikipedia: Research on Palin: Following the nomination of Palin, at least 13 new articles reported on large-scale changes to Palin's wikipedia entry in the hours preceding the announcement.

Personally I don't care about the user anymore. But since at least 13 newspaper articles mention the changes, with many even mentioning specifically the user Young Trigg, I felt that the discussión in his talk page (he said he retired) should stay so people can see what the discussion was about, specially when he didn't just erase everything, he only erased the comments (even the polite ones) who pointed out his suspicious (for me and others) attitude.

Still, if he has the right to do whatever he wants with his talk page, I'll just let him do as he pleases. Sorry for the bother. --Jaimevelasco (talk) 12:58, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, I am aware of what happened regarding that user, hence why I had it on my watchlist and saw your change :) The thing is, we do allow all users, even IP vandals, to remove stuff from their talkpage, and the history can be used to check if they've had previous warnings or controversies or something. As the news story blew over a while back and the user is no longer actively editing, it seems a bit pointless to revert something he clearly doesn't want there, especially as it's all still visible in the history :) Tombomp (talk/contribs) 13:42, 30 September 2008 (UTC)


Since I wasn't sre if you'd see my cmt on Iri's talk page, copying here. Got it, thanks Tombomp. My e-mail is being wonky so I can't respond. People get waaay too invested in wikidrama, it seems. TravellingCari 02:26, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

No problem :) Yeah, most internet drama stuff is pretty ridiculous, really. Tombomp (talk/contribs) 06:41, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Doug presutti[edit]

Thanks for the revert. :) Just waiting for an admin to come walking by now... ::sits on hands:: -FlyingToaster (talk) 07:26, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

No problem :) Speedy deletions often have a backlog, it's kind of annoying. Tombomp (talk/contribs) 07:28, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

RfD notice tagging[edit]

Hi Tombomp. I just developed Template:RFDNote. What template did this post originate from? Thanks. -- Suntag 17:07, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

It's just the default Twinkle thing :) See User:AzaToth/twinklexfd.js < one of the "userNotification"s here. Doesn't use a template. Tombomp (talk/contribs) 17:26, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
OK, thanks. I just wanted to make sure that there were not two RfD notification templates floating about. -- Suntag 17:43, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Sincere thank you, and request for more help[edit]

Hi Tombomb,
First of all, thank you for help here!
My only experience with WP:AFD is Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Anna_Wohlin. The clock is ticking for for poor old Baxter Basics, but I am loathe to remove the prod tag. I'm nature's fool when it comes to wiki administrative policies. Do you know if there's a way to move from a PROD to an AFD discussion?
Thanks again! --Shirt58 (talk) 13:33, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

It seems User:Phil_Bridger has already removed the PROD tag. There's not a need to move it to AFD; if the user who put it there originally thinks it really needs to be deleted, they can do it themselves (they might want to explain it better or something). Twinkle makes it easier to start AFDs and stuff: if you install it through My preferences>Gadgets, you get a tab at the top labelled AFD and have it automatically do all the tedious stuff. Tombomp (talk/contribs) 13:53, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
Yep, just found that out. Hats off to Viz Top Tips - half old Ping Pong balls make great Crash Helmets for mice.. and I tied myself into all kinds of knots about something was so simple! Your further help and advice further greatly appreciated, and I'll be looking back to this mini-conversation if I get into the same kind of knots again. Please accept the Southern Marsupial Mole-shaped and arguably somewhat dubious Barnstar of helping me out. You'll have to go to this wonderful Admin's Barnstar page to collect it, tho. Thanks again!--Shirt58 (talk) 11:48, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
No problem! :) Thanks for the barnstar. Feel free to ask for any more help, if you need it. Tombomp (talk/contribs) 12:20, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

All Female Band list[edit]

My RfA[edit]

5-cell.gif Hello Tombomp. Thank you very much for your support in my recent Request for Adminship, which was successful with 111 supports, 0 opposes, and 0 neutral. I have to say I am more than a little overwhelmed by this result and I greatly appreciate your trust in me. I will do my best to use the tools wisely. Thanks again. Regards. Thingg 23:37, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Thank you for answering my question. Reliableforever (talk) 13:31, 24 October 2008 (UTC)


I replied to your post on Lightmouse's talk page. Thanks...NeutralHomerTalk • October 25, 2008 @ 16:30


Hi Tombomp! Thank you very much for your support and comments in the RfA. It passed today, and your comments were much appreciated :) Cheers, Ynhockey (Talk) 22:20, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Happy Halloween![edit]

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Photograph of my Halloween-themed Hush Puppies plush basset hounds in my bedroom.

As Halloween is my favorite holiday, I just wanted to wish those Wikipedians who have been nice enough to give me a barnstar or smile at me, supportive enough to agree with me, etc., a Happy Halloween! Sincerely, --A NobodyMy talk 14:49, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

RfA thanks[edit]

Drinking scene on an image stone.jpg Hi Tombomp, and thanks for supporting my successful request for adminship. It was nice to see all the kind comments I got from my supporters and I hope that I will be more useful to the community now that I have the tools again.--Berig (talk) 15:14, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

RfA thanks[edit]

Admin mop.PNG Thank you for participating in my RfA, which recently passed with 126 in support, 22 in opposition and 6 neutral votes.

Thanks for your support in my RFA!!
If you want to reply to this message please use my talk page as watch listing about 150 pages is a bit messy
·Add§hore· Talk/Cont 19:37, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Yahoo! and MSN[edit]

Hey, your right! But why not in Yahoo! and MSN? Kampfgruppe (talk) 13:01, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Okay, fine. Thanks for your help. Kampfgruppe (talk) 13:08, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the support![edit]

Thanks for supporting my successful Rfa! Hope to work with you more in the future!--Aervanath lives in the Orphanage 18:25, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Happy Thanksgiving![edit]

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to wish those Wikipedians who have been nice enough to give me a barnstar or smile at me, supportive enough to agree with me, etc., a Happy Thanksgiving! Sincerely, --Happy Thanksgiving! Sincerely, A NobodyMy talk 02:53, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

My comment on your comment on my comment[edit]

Hello! Regarding your now-expunged statement in the NW RFA: "Personally, I don't like having somebody say "No harm done" and then use it as an oppose reason a month later." A month ago, there was no harm done -- the incident in question was an isolated aberration and a benign interaction. Today, however, the editor in question is under review and it appears this incident was not an isolated aberration, but falls into a pattern of problematic editing. If I had used that single incident as the sole basis of my opposition to the candidacy, then obviously I would be acting like a jerk. However, I believe I stated that this was my first impression of the candidate and part of a larger skein of concerns, so I believe I am justified in calling attention to that exchange. Personally, I am baffled by the focus on my input in this discussion -- it's not like my opinion is that important. Ecoleetage (talk) 13:39, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I understand. Please excuse my slight crabbiness there, I'd only just woken up. Tombomp (talk/contribs) 13:50, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

Santa Clause is skiing in Adelboden.JPG Merry Christmas!
Tombomp, here's hoping you're having a wonderful Christmas, and here's also hoping that all your family and friends are well. Lets all hope that the year coming will be a good one! If we've had disputes in the past, I hold no grudges, especially at such a time as this. If you don't know I am, I apologise, feel free to remove this from your page.
Come and say hi, I won't bite, I swear! It could even be good for me, you know - I'm feeling a little down at the moment with all of these snowmen giving me the cold shoulder :(
neur ho ho ho(talk) 00:14, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

--A NobodyMy talk 02:57, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

A cat to ease all of your troubles
Happy New Year!
Hey there, Tombomp! Happy new Gregorian year. All the best for the new year, both towards you and your family and friends too. I know that I am the only person lonely enough to be running this thing as the new year is ushered in, but meh, what are you going to do. I like to keep my templated messages in a satisfactorily melancholy tone. ;)

Congratulations to Coren, Wizardman, Vassyana, Carcharoth, Jayvdb, Casliber, Risker, Roger Davies, Cool Hand Luke and Rlevse, who were all appointed to the Arbitration Committee after the ArbCom elections. I am sure I am but a voice of many when I say I trust the aforementioned users to improve the committee, each in their own way, as listed within their respective election statements. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to update the 2009 article, heh.

Best wishes, neuro(talk) 01:02, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

Dear Tombomp,

Wishing you a happy new year, and very best wishes for 2009. Whether we were friends or not in the past year, I hope 2009 will be better for us both.

Kind regards,

Majorly talk 21:30, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

RfA thankspam[edit]

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Thank you for your participation in my recent RfA, which failed with 90/38/3; whether you supported, opposed or remained neutral.

Special thanks go out to Moreschi, Dougweller and Frank for nominating me, and I will try to take everyone's comments on board.

Thanks again for your participation. I am currently concentrating my efforts on the Wikification WikiProject. It's fun! Please visit the project and wikify a few articles to help clear the backlog. If you can recruit some more participants, then even better.

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thank you[edit]

My RFA passed today at 150/48/6. I wanted to thank you for weighing in, and I wanted to let you know I appreciated all of the comments, advice, criticism, and seriously took it all to heart this past week. I'll do my absolute best to not let any of you down with the incredible trust given me today. rootology (C)(T) 07:51, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
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Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/MZMcBride[edit]

An Arbitration case in which you commented has been opened, and is located here. Please add any evidence you may wish the Arbitrators to consider to the evidence sub-page, Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/MZMcBride/Evidence. Please submit your evidence within one week, if possible. You may also contribute to the case on the workshop sub-page, Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/MZMcBride/Workshop.

On behalf of the Arbitration Committee, Tiptoety talk 02:29, 1 March 2009 (UTC)


Hi Tombomp, belated post holiday thanks for your support and nice comments in both my RFAs, the latest of which which passed by an embarrassingly wide margin. There's a full glitzy Oscar style version of my acceptance speech here, BTW your generous support note in my first RFA was one of the things that kept me here despite the feelings of rejection I got from it failing. WereSpielChequers 11:00, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Gender-neutral pronoun[edit]

Thank you for letting me know! – Face-smile.svg Teammm Let's Talk! :) 02:27, 29 May 2012 (UTC)


yo tomasz. 23:23, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:31, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Tombomp. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

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