User talk:VerballyInsane

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Hello, VerballyInsane, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Re-booting Magic WikiProject[edit]

I'm contacting you because you are listed as a participant at the Magic WikiProject. There is a draft for a new version of the main project page up for discussion and I would welcome your comments or suggestions. I wrote the draft because I was encouraged to try to do something to breathe some life back into the project and also to address some long standing problems that seem to dog it. The draft is posted at Wikipedia:WikiProject Magic/draft magic project page. Since starting to edit at Wikipedia in February I've contributed 25 new articles to the Magic project and added material to many more. I would really like to see this thing get going again but I need at least a few people to give some sign of encouragement if I am to continue. Circusandmagicfan 13:59, 19 April 2007 (UTC)Circusandmagicfan

Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Munster High School.gif[edit]

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Magic secrets - discussion underway[edit]

Hi! As a member of the Wiki magic project, I thought you might be interested in contributing to a discussion about magical secrets on Wikipedia. There has already been agreement as to the removing of unsourced magic secrets, as detailed here. However, I think consensus needs to be reached as to what should be done after the secrets are removed. Should the secret be placed on the talk page? Or is just a comment as to why the secret was removed sufficient? The discussion is taking place at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Magic#Removing the method - what next?, and if you are able to take part, that would be great.

Thank you! StephenBuxton (talk) 11:55, 16 April 2008 (UTC)


Hello VerballyInsane,

I saw you were looking into adoption! I'd like to offer myself to help you out! Being an experienced editor, with several successful articles and many edits, I thought I would be a good choice! I love to work with new users; they have so much potential! I know how it feels to be a newbie in the ever so confusing Wikipedia. I'm working on a New Users program and I would be so happy to work with you. Before you accept, you might want to look over the adoption guidelines and understand:

  • Forever. Once experienced, an Adoptee will be able to graduate, though likely to stay in touch with their Adopter.
  • A social club. Though fun, Adoption is there to help users use and improve Wikipedia.
  • Just for the newest of users. It is also for users with limited experience who want to expand their involvement.
  • A shield. Adoptees remain solely responsible for their behavior.

There are many benefits to adoption and I'm glad you'd like to get involved. If you're interested, please drop me a line!

Thank you, mono 00:32, 24 March 2010 (UTC)--mono 00:32, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Indiana[edit]

Hello! Thanks for joining WikiProject Indiana. If you are interested in collaborating, or need help or advice on any Indiana topic, feel free to contact me. :) —Charles Edward (Talk | Contribs) 12:11, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Adoption Awards[edit]

Adopt-A-User Award.png Award of First Success
Congrats on completing the cleanup!

--mono 00:10, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Yay! Face-grin.svg VerballyInsanet|c 00:13, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
Adopt-A-User Award.png Award of Second Success
For completion of Vandalism 1.1 in Mono's Classroom
Adopt-A-User Award.png Award of Third Success
For completion of Vandalism 1.2 in Mono's Classroom

--mono 00:04, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Yay2! VerballyInsanet|c 00:07, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
Adopt-A-User Award.png Award of Fourth Success
For completion of "Templates" in Mono's Classroom
Adopt-A-User Award.png Award of Fifth Success
For completion of "Templates (advanced)" in Mono's Classroom

--mono 00:48, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

More Yay!s Face-grin.svg VerballyInsanet|c 00:57, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
Adopt-A-User Award.png Award of Sixth Success
For completion of "Reviewing Articles" in Mono's Classroom

--mono 02:45, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Adopt-A-User Award.png Award of Seventh Success
For completion of "Permissions" in Mono's Classroom

--mono 01:50, 19 April 2010 (UTC)


Adopteebarnstar.png The Exemplary Adoptee Barnstar
Great job on all the missions so far. Keep up the good work!

--mono 22:20, 3 April 2010 (UTC)


I'll be back soon; see my talkpage.--mono 16:59, 12 April 2010 (UTC)


It seems you're away from Wikipedia. I sure hope it's temporary, so drop me a line when you get back. If you don't return, I understand, however, I invite you to finish up the adoption program and have some fun editing. Sincerely, mono 00:33, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Once again, moɳo 02:03, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

Brunch... mmm...[edit]

Sorry about that, my internet must have been screwy or something. When I clicked on the link for every reference, I got a "page not found" or some variation therein. My apologies. ALI nom nom 20:03, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

'Sall good. I was removing the {{hangon}} (there was no CSD tag) and noticed that the links worked, so removed {{Dead link}} while I was at it. =) Love the section title. VerballyInsanet|c 20:07, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
If only I could have been eating brunch whilst this was going on... curse you time zones! Why must you confine me to an afternoon snack for the time being? You can't force me to wait until brunch comes around again! I won't have it! I'll eat it right now.
Anyways, thanks for cleaning it all up. ALI nom nom 20:22, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

List of Kevin 11: Ultimate Alien Episodes[edit]

Sorry to have supplanted your PROD tag; I found this was a group of entries about the same non-notable web content and figured I might as well delete the group all at once. I think we agreed about the ultimate destination, but I apologize for overruling your sensible judgment about the path. Accounting4Taste:talk 22:20, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. =) I wasn't sure if CSD would qualify, so I figured I'd just PROD it. By the way, the user who created them had a name implying a COI. Not sure if you noticed or not. VerballyInsane 22:32, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, I'm happy that you're not affronted; I always hesitate before substituting my judgment for others'. I did note the COI implication but figured that this might well be an inexperienced young person -- I figured I was getting close to BITE-iness already by polishing off the whole related group so quickly, so I thought I'd just let it alone. Accounting4Taste:talk 22:38, 23 April 2010 (UTC)


moɳo 00:57, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Motto of the Day[edit]

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Hi there, VerballyInsane! Thought you might be interested in Motto of the Day, a collaborative (and totally voluntary) effort by a group of Wikipedians to create original, inspirational mottos. Have a good motto idea? Share it here, comment on some of the mottos there or just pass this message onto your friends.

MOTD Needs Your Help!

Delivered By –pjoef (talkcontribs) 12:43, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

template fix[edit]

Not only do I agree that bullets are better (in {{New editor advice}}), that was my intention, and I'm embarrassed that I totally missed it was not converting * to bullet. It was my first template, and I was struggling to see how they worked, and missed the improper rendering.

FYI, I also made a shorter version {{NEA}}, which originally invoked the full length name, but I couldn't quite get it to work properly, so I hard-coded it. I made the change there as well. Thanks.--SPhilbrickT 21:04, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Hey, no problem! Face-smile.svg I'll make {{NEA}} a redirect to {{New editor advice}}. When a template redirects, it just works the same way. =) VerballyInsane 04:46, 16 May 2010 (UTC)
Yes, that works better than what I was trying to do. I've added some documentation. Thanks for the help.--SPhilbrickT 13:41, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

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Months later...[edit]

You there?  ono  06:40, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

I'm around here somewhere... *searches* VerballyInsane 04:18, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
But are you? o.O VerballyInsane 02:42, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
I am still getting on every few days, just not as much as before. VerballyInsane 13:20, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Welcome to the LGBT Studies WikiProject![edit]

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Hi, VerballyInsane, welcome to WikiProject LGBT Studies!

We are a growing community of Wikipedia editors dedicated to identifying, categorizing, and improving articles regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and intersex people. LGBT Studies covers people, culture, history, and related subjects concerning sexual identity and gender identity - this covers a lot of ground and your help is appreciated! Some points that may be helpful:

  • Our main aim is to help improve articles, so if someone seeks help, please try to assist if you are able. Likewise feel free to ask for help, advice or clarification.
  • Many important discussions take place on the project's main discussion page; it is highly recommended that you watchlist it.
  • If you have another language besides English, please consider adding yourself to our translation section, to help us improve our foreign LGBT topics.
  • The project has several ongoing and developing activities, such as article quality assessment, peer review and a project-wide article collaboration, all of which you are welcome to take part in. We also have a unique program to improve our lower quality articles, Jumpaclass, so please consider signing up there.
  • If you're going to stay awhile, please create a square in our project quilt! You can put anything you want in it.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask on the talk page, and we will be happy to help you.

And once again - Welcome!

-- SatyrTN (talk / contribs) 06:04, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, VerballyInsane! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

--Kumioko (talk) 21:22, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi BKL!![edit]

Haha imagine my surprise when I realized you were on here. Can you figure out who I am? It's not that hard LOL Jademushroom (talk) 10:11, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Hey there! I know who you are! :p I looked at your Talk page and just so you know, QSU isn't notable enough for an article. :) VerballyInsane 20:40, 27 March 2011 (UTC)
I figured, was just thinking about it since other student orgs have shown up on wikipedia too Jademushroom (talk) 03:55, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

September 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States[edit]

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
Seattle Public Library
  • Date Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • Time 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location Seattle Public Library Meeting Room 1 on Level 4, Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle WA, 98104
  • Event An editathon on Seattle-related Wikipedia articles with Wikipedia tutorials and Librarian assistance on hand.
  • Hashtag #wikiloveslib or #glamwiki.
  • Registration or use on-wiki regsistration.

Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 03:37, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

Hi VI. In case you are not aware, there is an upcoming campaign to improve coverage of LGBT-related topics on Wikipedia, culminating with an international edit-a-thon on June 21. See Wiki Loves Pride 2014 for more information. If you are interested, you might consider creating a page for a major city (or cities!) near you, with a list of LGBT-related articles that need to be created or improved. This would be a tremendous help to Wikipedia and coverage of LGBT culture and history. Thanks for your consideration, and please let me know if you have any questions! --Another Believer (Talk) 16:53, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride![edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride!

  • What? Wiki Loves Pride, a campaign to document and photograph LGBT culture and history, including pride events
  • When? June 2015
  • How can you help?
    1.) Create or improve LGBT-related articles and showcase the results of your work here
    2.) Upload photographs or other media related to LGBT culture and history, including pride events, and add images to relevant Wikipedia articles; feel free to create a subpage with a gallery of your images (see examples from last year)
    3.) Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

Or, view or update the current list of Tasks. This campaign is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, an officially recognized affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. Visit the group's page at Meta-Wiki for more information, or follow Wikimedia LGBT+ on Facebook. Remember, Wiki Loves Pride is about creating and improving LGBT-related content at Wikimedia projects, and content should have a neutral point of view. One does not need to identify as LGBT or any other gender or sexual minority to participate. This campaign is about adding accurate, reliable information to Wikipedia, plain and simple, and all are welcome!

If you have any questions, please leave a message on the campaign's main talk page.

Thanks, and happy editing!

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Deleting userbox[edit]

Any reason why you want to delete this? A couple of editors use it. --NeilN talk to me 04:59, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Ah! Totally forgot to look at what links there. Nevermind. VerballyInsane 05:04, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Do you mind if I decline to delete boxes used on other pages? --NeilN talk to me 05:06, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Of course not. I was just cleaning up some. VerballyInsane 05:08, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I've deleted the unused pages. --NeilN talk to me 05:16, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much! VerballyInsane 05:20, 28 June 2015 (UTC)