User talk:Xaosflux/Archive20

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search


So glad you're back! Lazylaces 03:26, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

that little star

Can you take the * off of {{User:Xaosflux/UBX/User IPU2}} yet? — coelacan talk — 04:54, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Oh and by the way, thank you very much for hosting these =) — coelacan talk — 04:55, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Proposal for new help page for new bot-developers - opinions?

I think there is confusion on how to go about starting a bot (eg here and here) and there is no wikipage covering this, the main bot page talks only about policy, not avenues for getting started, how to make a bot etc. I have made a suggestion that a howto page be established and, as a frequent editor helping out with bots, I would appreciate your comments. Many Thanks - PocklingtonDan 07:55, 9 December 2006 (UTC)


My computer is having problems at the moment. I am trying to delete one edit in my page because the computer keeps on logging me out and records my IP on one of my questions - can you fix it for me please? Blnguyen (bananabucket) 01:02, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

It keeps saying " A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was:
   (SQL query hidden)

from within function "Article::insertOn". MySQL returned error "1205: Lock wait timeout exceeded; Try restarting transaction ("."

Else it says you are not an admin. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 01:03, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
Ok, it works, now. You can see that I have suppressed the IP edit and will reinsert it. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 01:04, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
I have reinserted it now, in its exact form. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 01:05, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

History of Canada

the changes are based on an old canadian textbook i have recently acquired. While some of the information is out of date i have checked with professor Theda Perdue at the University of North Carolina and she assures me that the newly provided information is true. My associate Valerie Thom and I have uncovered this treasure yet sadly the condition has left many pages tattered hence the revisions not thouroughly backed by citation. Please and thanks —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Johnstamos11 (talkcontribs).

Byte diff sizes

Most likely, no. I know it was introduced to match the anti-vandalism bots "revision size" report, but that's about it. Everything I know is by hanging out at #wikimedia-tech while the devs are discussing it, but I don't think they've actually written down anything. It's probably up to us to do so, either here, in meta, or at Titoxd(?!?) 07:04, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Protected templates used in MediaWiki namespace

Regarding [1], noinclude does not work in these templates, probably due to the same bug that is the reason these templates were created in the first place. Also, because they are templates used in the MediaWiki namespace, they are protected as de facto MediaWiki namespace pages, and like all pages there do not have meta-templates about protection. —Centrxtalk • 09:38, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

RuneScape WikiProject MfD

On Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject RuneScape, you closed the discussion as No Consensus-Default Keep. I would, however, like to inform you that I'm suspecting Kalai Eljahn and Pyrospirit of vote fraud, per this edit. I will be filing an RFCU for these two users, and will give you the link shortly, in case that particular vote would have influenced your decision in closing the MfD.--Ed ¿Cómo estás? 01:43, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

RFCU on Wikipedia:Requests for checkuser/Case/Pyrospirit--Ed ¿Cómo estás? 02:02, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
Please read the discussion on my talk page. It explains what happened in the MfD relating to Kalai Eljahn's and my votes. Pyrospirit Talk Contribs 19:04, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
RFCU turned up as Unlikely. In that case, the MfD result should remain unaffected.--Ed ¿Cómo estás?Reviews? 01:54, 28 December 2006 (UTC)


hello xaosflux, how can I put as you the wikiclock in my user page? ;( --dario vet ^_^ (talk) 20:35, 27 December 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for mopping WP. As a user of flesh and blood, rapid editing is permitted for my research purposes. I will bring the welcomebot to the RFB when have concluded my research. Thanks again. frummer 01:38, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

my research is very important as it is part of a larger project to establish certain facts about wikipedia that web analysts are contending amongst themselves. the main factor is that wikipedia does nothing about a certain issue that is wreaking havoc. no welcomebot has ever been approved and I hope you can participate in the talk when i put in the request. with my rapid edits i was trying to establish new user's awareness of their contributions. very dismal. frummer 01:52, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for catching

I was trying to clean up his mess and you caught him. Thanks.--Xiahou 02:16, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

High Speed Editing

It looks like you've been doing some high-speed page creation (>6 pages/min) of an idetical nature, if you would like to run a welcomebot please request a bot flag at WP:RFBOT so as not to flood the NewPages and RecentChanges logs. Thank you, — xaosflux Talk 02:21, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

I don't use any bots. I don't even know how to write one. What you are seeing is the result of George Money's Auto Welcome script. He has welcoming users down to just one click in most cases. Do I still need the bot flag? Instructions for the user of that script are at User:GeorgeMoney/UserScripts. Will (Talk - contribs) 02:30, 28 December 2006 (UTC)


Done. Regards, --Klemen Kocjancic 10:11, 28 December 2006 (UTC)


I'd like to know why my entry on Steve Brook was deleted please. What does nnbio mean in the log? If it means not notable biog, then there are plenty of other self placed entries in Wikipedia that deserve deletion.

I'm particularly concerned as I had only written a couple of sentences.

Larryjhs 05:56, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Steve Brook

Fair enough. The article was very flimsy to begin with, and the only support the authors initially provided was a blog. --Mhking 16:30, 29 December 2006 (UTC)


Thank you for the action delisting and for letting me know about it. It was amusing to read that edit and see I had been promoted to admin! Hu 23:13, 29 December 2006 (UTC)


Hello. I would like to be on the bot approvals group, and since you yourself are in the group, it would be great if you can stop by and either support or oppose my request. Thank you! —Mets501 (talk) 23:15, 31 December 2006 (UTC)


Welcome to WP:BAG [2] please do not approve your own bots. — xaosflux Talk 06:51, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Great! Thank you so much! —Mets501 (talk) 06:57, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Sandbox/The Or Game

I was wondering if I could have the history of this page? I'm considering a transwiki of the game to WikiSocial. -- Chris is me 22:10, 1 January 2007 (UTC)


Done, thank you. -- Chris is me 23:55, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Link to response from CBDunkerson (eom)

cocktail xfD

Thanks for moving the discussions to the proper place. It seemed that wherever I sent it was not the right place. Hopefully I haven't caused too much trouble. Thanks again. Have a great day and happy editing! ~ Amalas rawr =^_^= 05:08, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

I've changed the format a bit, because Templates for Deletion works differently. Instead of transcluding the link to the old MfD debate, I have pasted the debate directly into the TfD daily log. This is because the transcluded link was confusing (in a subsequent debate about a different template). I hope you don't object, but I did want to notify you about this. The old MfD debate I turned into a redirect to the TfD daily log. Sam Blacketer 22:51, 5 January 2007 (UTC)


I am doing this under G7: Author's request. I have did this before and other administrators did the job. Talk pages under G7: Author's request and G8: Talk pages without a main page. Please delete them.

--Meno25 08:31, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your polite response. Cheers.
--Meno25 08:36, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Protection of WP:BAG

Hi Xaosflux. I'm wondering, could you clarify the reason that you protected Wikipedia:Bots/Approvals group last week? I've got three reasons I don't think it should be. Firstly, robchurch is no longer a sysop - should he wish to edit the page about a committee-type thing he's on, it seems silly that he'll have to use {{editprotected}}. Secondly, I'd like to make a few copyedits - not enough to waste a sysop's time with the aforementioned template, but still, something I'd like to do. Thirdly, I don't think there's much of a risk of random users adding themselves to the group, or for that matter, vandalism.

Would you consider either elaborating on why you think it needs full protection, or semi-protecting because of what I've listed above? (If you'd like me to post this to the talk page, I will.) Thanks! Picaroon 20:11, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

De-semiprotection of my userpages

Can you please re-semi my userpages? The reason I've had it on so long is due to vandals who create user accounts and flood my userpages with at least 100 barnstars. In fact, theres already been two attacks since unprotection. Nwwaew (Talk Page) (Contribs) (E-mail me) 14:41, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, but actually, NwwaewBot (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log) and NicksBot (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log) are doppelganger accounts, and there is no bot powering them, at least not right now- I have ideas to make a bot using AWB, but as of now, I dont have a bot. Nwwaew (Talk Page) (Contribs) (E-mail me) 13:34, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Re: Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/ProtectionBot

Thanks, I've changed to support the bot. Half the WP:BAG members willing to block the bot if it does something it isn't supposed to do is enough for me. :) --Conti| 20:36, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Dos lingo

Xaosflux,I am Dos lingo Real name David R.Lee.I do not have the foggiest why you claim that I am a sock puppet. Look at my contribs and compare them with the other users you have listed.Now let's move on to the IP.The IP is it is not my IP. My IP is normally, sorry to evade the block but either you or Redvers has blocked so that I can not dispute this case and according to what I have listed below,I am accorded that right. I have contacted ARIN and this is what they have told me; "Hello:

You will need to contact Wikipedia in this regard, to find out how they are getting this information (the IP address). They are probably not reporting the source, but perhaps reporting the last hop of the routing from your request to their server.


American Registry for Internet Numbers ====================================== email hostmaster@ARIN.NET ftp whois website phone 703.227.0660 ====================================== On Tuesday, 9 Jan 2007, VA Rottweiler wrote:

> Hello, I dial up using AOL at the phone number 540 725 9801 (dial up) my IP > is But on wikipedia my IP is UUNET Technologies, > Inc.Output from ARIN WHOIS Why is this?"

Xaosflux,do you have or know any one who has AOL? If so then please do the following Change the area code to 540 and select the first of only two numbers to dial in Roanoke,VA (540 725 9801)and go to and I bet you will understand my concern after doing so. So Xaosflux, whats the deal? Is it that Wikipedia assigns AOL users who Dial up from the above mentioned number? If so then that means all of Salem,Roanoke,Roanoke County,Bedford,Bedford County,all of Franklin County as well with all of Pittsylvania County and other Cities are block because of one user?. A good chunk of SouthWest Virginia with well over 3 million people.That sounds like Collateral Damage. Now having said that.....

There is no evidence. Notes for the suspect I. If the accuser has not formed a proper evidence page, you are allowed to remove the notice from your user page. The evidence page is linked from the template on your userpage and is situated on Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets/YourUsername page (or, if this is not your first case, on Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets/YourUsername (2nd) or similar page). II. If the accuser has listed evidence against you, you are not allowed to remove the notice from your page for ten days. You are allowed to respond to each and every accusation on the evidence page but are not allowed to remove accusations. III. If the accuser hasn't requested CheckUser for ten days, you are allowed to remove the notice from your page. Respectfully Dos lingo. 16:35, 11 January 2007 (UTC)


Dear anon, I'm truley at a loss for where your problem is. Please provide a link to the block that I placed so that I can help you resolve it. You appear to not be having a blocked editing problem right now (as you just edited to leave me this message). You can also request unblocking by placing {{unblock}} on your talk page. Thank you, — xaosflux Talk 04:18, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Image deletion

Hi anon, these images should be deleted: 1. Image:IUB-image.gif 2. Image:IUB-logo.jpg 3. Image:IUB.jpg 4. Image:SCSM.jpg. I've added {{db-repost}} on each images. I think you mentioned it before and I noticed it in the history page. Give me feedback Thank you NAHID 18:17, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

Replied on your talk. — xaosflux Talk 18:26, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
  • One image is already available named Image:SECS.jpg and refers to the same subject. So there is no need to keep this image: Image:SCSM.jpg. Actually, the problem was its renaming. I don't quite understand the point. Shall I add this image in this page [3] Thank you NAHID 18:46, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
Thank you and keep in touch :) NAHID 19:50, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Hi Xaosflux,I got some idea about fair use but bit confused about {{promophoto}} and {{promotional}}. They fall in fair use though. I don't know whether there is any differences between these two licenses and other fairuse licenses or not. Can you please tell me about it. Is it replaceable image image:Ianking.jpg? Does it have correct information?
One more thing, I found some images that've fair use but no rational. In that case I added fair use rational for saving those images.Am I doing right?
Or else Do I have to add appropriate tag on these type of images whenever I find them? e.g.{{subst:frn}}, {{subst:refu}} or equivalent. Thank you nahid talk to me 2007-01-23

Sam Wereb

I reported this user this morning after he vandalized an article: Ernest Emerson that is ghoing through peer review, by numerous admins, none of whom have said it was advertising or spam.

You removed the warning and Sam Wereb has gone back and deleted 7,000+ words including multiple sources, approved pictures and has called it Spam. How should I proceed? --Mike Searson 19:58, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

re LOL

yeah I made an approval walk though before I edited the pain page that way Im not making 100 edits :) Betacommand (talkcontribsBot) 06:51, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Your block of 茶山

Hello. You blocked 茶山 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log) indef for "username/POINT vio". They have requested unblock, which I am inclined to grant. Per WP:UN#Names_with_non-Latin_characters, such names appear to be allowed provided they are accompanied by a transliteration. I can't find any objectionable contributions or warnings, and I can't follow the comments on their user talk page about anonymous edits and image uploads due to a lack of diffs. Would you like to give your opinion on this, maybe on the user talk page, before I perform the unblock? Sandstein 06:13, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

OK, now I find the problem image. The block was warranted because of this. I'll deny the unblock. Sandstein 06:31, 18 January 2007 (UTC)


Hi Xaosflux,

Please, remove the block of the bot what they did at the moment of the register. Thanks --Rei-artur 09:59, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

User talk:

Hi! I noticed that you deleted my user talk page, that one up there. Was there any history or were there any other comments? Thanks! (Please reply on User talk:ST47, as that's me, is a reply is needed.) 22:12, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Replied on your talk (ST47). — xaosflux Talk 02:01, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
OK, thanks! ST47Talk 11:18, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Commons Picture of the Year - still on?

There has been little traffic on Commons:Picture of the Year/2006 recently. Are we still going to do this? If so, we need to decide the dates of the first and second rounds of voting, and make sure everything is ready to go (by 1st Feb?) I'm happy to help, but wouldn't want to do this on my own if no-one else has much interest. --MichaelMaggs 12:39, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Heads up

I have made a request for membership on the bots approval group. I have received only one response by User:Mets501, who suggested I drop the group a line[4] and let you know about my request. Thanks. HighInBC (Need help? Ask me) 04:22, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

CSD of usertalkpage

Thanks for understanding, I just didn't like it. thuglastalk|edits 05:04, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Signpost updated for January 22nd, 2007.

The Wikipedia Signpost
Weekly Delivery

Volume 3, Issue 4 22 January 2007 About the Signpost

Wikipedia modifies handling of "nofollow" tag WikiWorld comic: "Truthiness"
News and notes: Talk page template, milestones Wikipedia in the News
Features and admins The Report on Lengthy Litigation

Home  |  Archives  |  Newsroom  |  Tip Line  |  Single-Page View Shortcut : WP:POST

You are receiving this message because you have signed up for the Signpost spamlist. If you wish to stop receiving these messages, simply remove your name from the list. Ralbot 06:55, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

re Un Protecting

I did not realize that I was going that fast. I was just working on the protected userpage backlog In the future I will make sure that I keep my rate lower. I just wasn't paying attention to my rate. There was no admin bot. I reviewed all of them my self before unprotecting. I hope that takes care of your concerns. Best wishes Betacommand (talkcontribsBot) 01:48, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Opus Dei

Hello! I was wondering why you'd changed my semi-protection to this article to full protection? --Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 11:36, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. perhaps you should wait to replace the templates until the wording is OK (and other people have had a chance to discuss it). The wording that you placed looked as though the template was fully protected. --Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 17:43, 27 January 2007 (UTC)


Hi. Just a note that despite the clear requirement for an {{essay}} tag following the MfD, Radiant is still expressing ownership over the page, and has removed the essay tag and put it back in the help cat again. --Barberio 15:23, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Well, actually, the page is a help page (Category:Wikipedia help) in that tells new users the definition of a term, rather than an essay that gives some kind of opinion. Also, out of about a dozen participants, only two people (other than Barberio) mentioned the "essay" tag. >Radiant< 16:26, 29 January 2007 (UTC)
Er... MfD is not a vote. The argument that it is an essay was carried on it's merits, and is only objected to by Radiant. --Barberio 17:21, 29 January 2007 (UTC)
Replied on Wikipedia talk:Per. — xaosflux Talk 02:12, 30 January 2007 (UTC)


Thanks, I forgot about that. Prodego talk 20:34, 29 January 2007 (UTC)


Through another editor I discovered your fsm boxs. Thanks for the creation/development and I took a copy for my use. Thanks and I give you a WikiCookie as my token of affection.

Choco chip cookie.png

--al95521 06:04, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Add Site...

Whoops, thanks :) Teke (talk) 06:34, 30 January 2007 (UTC)


So much for my clean log. :P Naw, it's okay. My edit summary came across quick in the logs I know. Thanks for dropping the message, and fight reality! Teke (talk) 07:00, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

I never even got the block message. I think it's great the 50~100 users called to arms without real co-ordination, and reverted pages/salted new pages. We're pretty efficient. Teke (talk) 07:10, 30 January 2007 (UTC)


That's fine. I did that mainly because Colbert fans were beginning to find out how to vandalize templates within the Colbert-related articles, so it was the fastest way to protect everything at that time. Ral315 (talk) 14:40, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Signpost updated for January 29th, 2007.

The Wikipedia Signpost
Weekly Delivery

Volume 3, Issue 5 29 January 2007 About the Signpost

Foundation names advisory board, new hires Court decisions citing Wikipedia proliferate
Microsoft approach to improving articles opens can of worms WikiWorld comic: "Hyperthymesia"
News and notes: Investigation board deprecated, milestones Features and admins
Bugs, Repairs, and Internal Operational News The Report on Lengthy Litigation

Home  |  Archives  |  Newsroom  |  Tip Line  |  Single-Page View Shortcut : WP:POST

You are receiving this message because you have signed up for the Signpost spamlist. If you wish to stop receiving these messages, simply remove your name from the list. Ralbot 19:03, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

POTY competition

Hi, you kindly volunteered to put up a notice on en:MediaWiki:Watchdetails about this Commons competition which opens tomorrow (1st Feb). Could you do that now please. If you want, you could use this:

{{Commons:Picture of the Year/2006/banner}}

Thanks. --MichaelMaggs 18:03, 31 January 2007 (UTC)