User talk:Wisdom89

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Re:Time Machine Tour[edit]

The material I removed from this article is original research. The set list has no reference, and it is just a sample, not indicative of what has been played at each show. Statements concerning which songs were played for the first time, as well as the most recent times that other songs have been played are unreferenced, and at least to some degree, incorrect. Finally, I don't think anyone would make a serious argument that "Rush is a Band Blog" qualifies as WP:RS. Thank you! 2tuntony (talk) 18:28, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

As you have continued to revert me, I have posted this matter at WP:NORN. Thank you. 2tuntony (talk) 22:16, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
I removed my post on WP:NORN. It's not worth pursuing, at this time. I'm going to remove "Guitar Intro", from the setlist, as well as the blog from the reflist, and hope we can leave it at that. 2tuntony (talk) 00:38, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Adopt-a-user reminder[edit]

Hello, I have completed a general cleanup of the adopter information page for the adopt-a-user project, located here. During my cleanup, I have removed several inactive and retired users. In order to provide interested adoptees with an easy location to find adopters, it is essential that the page be up-to-date with the latest information possible. Thus:

  • If you are no longer interested in being an adopter, please remove yourself from the list.
  • If you are still interested, please check the list to see if any information needs to be updated or added - especially your availability. Thank you.
  • You are receiving this message because you are listed as an adopter here.

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An update from adopt a user[edit]

Hi there Wisdom89! You may be wondering, what have I done to sound the alarm this time? Nothing. I'm messaging you in regards to the adopt-a-user program, which currently has a backlog of users wishing to be adopted. This doesn't make much sense, as we have a considerable list of users offer adoption, so there shouldn't be any backlog. I've begun to eliminate this backlog myself through a matching program, but I need your help to make it work. Of course, adoptees and adopters don't have to go through there, but I believe it helps eliminate the backlog because someone is actively matching pairs.

On the list of adopters, I have modified the middle column to say "Interests." It's easier working with other users that have similar interests, so if it's not too much to ask, could you add your interests in the middle column? For example, if I was interested in hurricanes, computers, business, and ... reptiles? I would place those in the middle column. Counter-vandalism and the like can also be included (maintenance should be used as the general term). The more interests, the better, since adoptees can learn more about you and choose the one they feel most comfortable working with. The information about when you're most active and other stuff can go into the "Notes" section to the right.

Finally, I've gone around and asked adoptees (and will in the future) to fill in a short survey so adopters can take the initiative and contact users they feel comfortable working with. We all know that most adoptees just place the adopt me template on their user page and leave it - so it's up to us to approach them and offer adoption. So, please take a look at the survey, adopt those that fit your interests, and maybe watchlist it so you can see the interests of adoptees and adopt one that fits your interests in the future.

Once again, thank you for participating in the adopt-a-user program! If you wish to respond to this post, please message me on my talk page.

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of Netalarm (talk) at 05:28, 11 October 2010 (UTC).

Reversions using twinkle, etc.[edit]

Just a heads up from firsthand experience: some users may find it offensive that you are reverting good faith edits in a rollback style. It may be best to just change the edit yourself. As for the specific example, the entire section is probably best deleted, as there is no source confirming that those two tracks will be on the album just as much as BU2B. — Deckiller 04:06, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

The reversions were indeed marked as "good faith", Dec. I didn't use the "rollback" feature of Twinkle. Cheers. Wisdom89 (T / C) 05:17, 30 October 2010 (UTC)


Hello, I am looking to be adopted and noticed you like jazz. I am mostly interested in editing jazz and film articles. Would you adopt me?--TomBondasSonofBondinBondonice (talk) 20:44, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

Hi there, I am also an orphan, looking to be adopted to write articles mostly on music. Any chance you might have time to help me? Currently, my first article, inspired by my famous aunt, Dorothy Harley Eber, is in need of some editing and particularly linking from other pages. I can't seem to figure out how to link from reference lists. She's an author and her books are cited several times in other articles Aharley66 (talk) 20:38, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

Editor assistance list[edit]

A problem has been identified at Wikipedia:Editor assistance/list. You may like to read Wikipedia talk:Editor assistance/list#Problem with inactive accounts on the list. JamesBWatson (talk) 12:59, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Service award level[edit]

Herostratus (talk) 17:06, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

Research into the user pages of Wikipedians: Invitation to participate[edit]


My name is John-Paul and I am a student with the University of Alberta specializing in Communications and Technology.

I would like to include your Wikipedia user page in a study I am doing about how people present themselves online. I am interested in whether people see themselves in different ways, online and offline. One of the things I am looking at is how contributors to Wikipedia present themselves to each other through their user pages. Would you consider letting me include your user page in my study?

With your consent, I will read and analyze your user page, and ask you five short questions about it that will take about ten to fifteen minutes to answer. I am looking at about twenty user pages belonging to twenty different people. I will be looking at all user pages together, looking for common threads in the way people introduce themselves to other Wikipedians.

I hope that my research will help answer questions about how people collaborate, work together, and share knowledge. If you are open to participating in this study, please reply to this message, on your User Talk page or on mine. I will provide you with a complete description of my research, which you can use to decide if you want to participate.


John-Paul Mcvea
University of Alberta

Johnpaulmcvea (talk) 20:48, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

New Page Patrolling[edit]

Hi. Thank you for patrolling new pages. Your tagging of Jon Bøhmer was too fast - under one minute. You cannot be sure that this page was not under development. Please read WP:NPP for more detaols. Thanks. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 08:26, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

No harrasment intended[edit]

-RobertGustafson (talk)

I apologize if you took what I recently did as harrasment. I hope you read what I last added here, however, before deleting it--especially the most recent part. I welcome your feedback on the 2112 (song) talk page. BTW, I intend to look for more sources to back up anything you might find questionable.

No worries. I absolutely read through what you wrote and will formulate my response once I have the time. Cheers. Wisdom89 (T / C) 07:07, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
I have recently added sources to back up my assertions regarding the inferring by "some listeners" of the beginning and end of the song to coincide with the beginning and end of the Federation. I am careful to qualify that Rush itself has not specified an "official" meaning. Hopefully, this new version on the talk page (as of 10/10/2011 or later) is SYNTH-free (except for minimalist tautologies perhaps); if not, you can tell me what else needs sourcing. -RobertGustafson (talk)

New Page Patrol survey[edit]


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Membership of the Counter-Vandalism Unit[edit]

As you may know, the Counter-Vandalism unit is inactive. So for reviving the WikiProject, we will need to sort out the members. So if you are active, please put your username at the bottom of the list at Wikipedia talk:Counter-Vandalism Unit#Sort out the members.

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Hi from Wikipedian needing adoption[edit]

I am trying to read everything out there I can on how Wikipedia works but I still have some questions sometimes. :)

I am interested in the general way that Wikipedia works and particularly as a way that students can use it to sort out ideas in their research reports because I teach writing at a university sometimes).

I have a rather weird job of being the English language expert at the Bangkok Post newspaper, so I define words and phrases all the time and find Wikipedia very useful for this. I am always defending Wikipedia in little debates at work so I am aware of some of its shortcomings. I want to return to being active in Wikipedia and improve articles, especially the lead sentences. :)

I have the same favorite subject as you, namely physiology, animal physiology because I plan to study veterinary medicine in the Philippines shortly. Completely self-taught however, mostly via textbooks, audio & video on the web. I am currently writing Wikipedia article on rabbit digestive system (herbivore with hindgut fermentation)).

Anyway, I hope this is not too much info or too strange. Thanks. Fernquestjon (talk) 12:02, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Science lovers wanted![edit]

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Hi! I'm serving as the wikipedian-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution Archives until June! One of my goals as resident, is to work with Wikipedians and staff to improve content on Wikipedia about people who have collections held in the Archives - most of these are scientists who held roles within the Smithsonian and/or federal government. I thought you might like to participate since you are interested in the sciences! Sign up to participate here and dive into articles needing expansion and creation on our to-do list. Feel free to make a request for images or materials at the request page, and of course, if you share your successes at the outcomes page you will receive the SIA barnstar! Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to your participation! Sarah (talk) 00:57, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

in re 'No Country for Old Men'[edit]

Hi. Since you previously commented at the talkpage for No Country for Old Men (film) I'd like to ask you to weigh in again here at Talk:No_Country_for_Old_Men_(film)#reception. Thanks. El duderino (talk) 19:35, 20 April 2012 (UTC)


Hello User:Wisdom89, I saw that you were blocked on Conservapedia and decided to lift it. You seem to have a good history of contributing to science and medicine related articles and I am unsure why you were blocked to begin with. Perhaps you should consider joining WikiProject Medicine! I hope you have a nice day! With regards, AnupamTalk 21:35, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Clockwork Angels[edit]

Please do not revert my addition to Clockwork Angels. I am adding "Progressive Rock" to the list of genres as it is even classified as "neo-prog," a subset of progressive rock as defined by Wikipedia, by through your very own link. Thank you.

yestfto73 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yestfto73 (talkcontribs) 13:31, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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A 'thank you' for your rationality and evident discerning nature. Your username suits you well. Keep up the great work, and cheers! --IShadowed 05:38, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
Thank you kindly - just noticed this now! This kind of inattentiveness just doesn't bode well for me : ) Wisdom89 (T / C) 16:22, 1 July 2012 (UTC)


Gregory House, an article that you may be interested in, has been nominated for a good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the good article reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status will be removed from the article. TRLIJC19 (talkcontribs) 17:56, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Consider an adoption[edit]

Hi, I'm interested in contributing to wiki articles and need some kind of tutoring from an experienced user like you. I don't know how to request being adopted so I just left a message on your user talk page. Hope that's the right way to do this. Let me know if you are interested. Regards Sorryasshere154 (talk) 06:21, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Reverted "good faith" edit by GPDrums[edit]

With regards to GPDrums change: Rush (band). I found this Rush celebrates 30 years and Billboard Magazine - May 15, 2004 p.54 to support the change. Not sure it necessarily would go in that section; but, it could be added somewhere (with supporting citations). Thanks, BigJoeRockHead (talk) 20:01, 15 August 2012 (UTC)


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Hi Wisdom89. I'm leaving you this message because you have previously been involved as an adopter with Wikipedia's Adopt-a-user program. A clean-up of this program is currently underway, and as part of the process I am trying to find out who is and isn't still interested in remaining an adopter.

If you would prefer not to be part of the adoption program anymore, you need do nothing; when the overhaul of the project is completed your name will be removed from the list of active adopters. However, if you have current adoptees, an active adoption school or an interest in adopting in the near future, then please let us know by signing here.

If you want to remain in the project and can currently take on more adoptees, there is a serious backlog at Category:Wikipedians seeking to be adopted in Adopt-a-user; it would be enormously helpful if you could take on one or two of the users there. Please do keep an eye on the project for upcoming changes, we could use your opinions and your help! Yunshui  09:25, 19 September 2012 (UTC)


I have been trying to get permission to add some important information to the North Cyprus Country Page. This is information that the government would not want mentioned in their article, but which are true events (I've already provided references and consensus). I have had 3 editors all agree the information should be added but not in it's current form.

I've submitted a seperate article on the subject, it is pending review.

However, I'd like to simply get a paragraph added to the North Cyprus Country page as the victims of this particular abuse would want to read about it and so would prospective home buyers.

The page is:

My recommended additions are all on the subject of Kulaksiz 5 and the affect of similar cases on the whole economy. (most are signed ToZero)

THank you in advance for any help you can give me in getting this information published, even in a short summarised form.

ToZero (talk) 18:24, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Holiday cheer[edit]

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Norma Bassett Hall[edit]

Thanks for tagging this article for notability back in 2008. It's still tagged; you may want to take it to the Notability noticeboard or AfD to get it resolved. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 20:23, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Eleanor L. Bennett[edit]

Hello. I'm new to all this so please pardon me if I'm violating any rules of Wikipedia etiquette by contacting you here. The above article on a very accomplished young photographer is the subject of an AfD for the second time. When the original article was deleted there was a lot of bad blood between two editors and the creator of the article. The same two are calling for the deletion of the article's second incarnation, and I have serious doubts about their independence and am asking other Wikipedia editors without any history in this debate to take a look and see if the article can be saved. I am a big admirer of this young lady's work and think she fully qualifies for a listing in Wikipedia, but the two editors involved are quite immovable in their views. Would you be able to take the time to look in on the discussion? It's here: Thanks for your time. Coriander2 (talk) 19:11, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Interac_(Japan) Editor Request[edit]

Would you mind having a look at my editor request? Taurus669 (talk) 10:35, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Rush (band) - added sentence to reputation[edit]

Hi wisdom89,

I have seen that you reverted the sentence I added to the Rush article regarding the british bassist Nicky Wire being a big fan of the band and would like to query your reasoning for this. I am not sure, why you feel that this doesn't belong here, when you say the sentence is "oddly out of place"? The whole paragraph refers to influences the band had on other artists and the previous sentence concerning Trent Reznor is almost exactly along the same lines than the one that was added. Is it that you have never heard of Nicky's band? If so, I can assure that the Manic Street Preachers are a very succesful rock band indeed, at least in Europe and Asia where they have a larger fanbase and sold more records than some of the other influences that are mentioned in the paragraph.

The Wikipedia Library now offering accounts from Cochrane Collaboration (sign up!)[edit]

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Cochrane has generously agreed to give free, full-access accounts to 100 medical editors. Individual access would otherwise cost between $300 and $800 per account. Thank you Cochrane!

If you are stil active as a medical editor, come and sign up :)

Cheers, Ocaasi t | c 19:57, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

YYZ (instrumental)[edit]

You appear to be basing your decisions to revert changes to this article based on a policy that references which include links to YouTube are inherently unreliable. There is no such policy or guideline.

Yes a video blog posted to YouTube by someone in their basement should not considered a reliable source. However, the reliability of the source should be judged on the source itself not where video clips are hosted. The documentary in question "Rush: Classic Albums: 2112 & Moving Pictures (2010)" meets WP:RS, the fact that the clip in question is hosted on YouTube does not change the reliability of the source. Please see Wikipedia:Videos as references for more information.

Also when removing material, remove only the material that you have issue with, undoing or rolling back multiple changes should be used only in cases of vandalism. Your last rollback removed unrelated edits including one by a date format maintenance bot.--RadioFan (talk) 17:32, 17 August 2013 (UTC)


Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Blink-182 to good article status.

Well done. SilkTork ✔Tea time 10:57, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Rush FAR[edit]

I have nominated Rush (band) for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 23:37, 19 February 2015 (UTC)