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I am working on creating a new page. I figured you might be interested in it if you know about the topic. I is about a popular podcast call "Podtacular". It was on the front page of and is well known throughout the Halo 3 community. Reply on my talk page if you are interested. Here is how far I have come along so Click.
AP Shinobi (talk) 22:53, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

After you dropped by my talk page I remembered I never got back to you about Podtacular... I don't know anything about the subject, but I'll take a quick run-through of your article-in-progress for copyediting and the like. xenocidic (talk) 14:14, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
k, thanks. --APShinobi My Contribs 14:15, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
Since it's inactive, are you sure it will still meet inclusion criteria? xenocidic (talk) 14:24, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
The article is less about the podcast, and more about the entire community. Plus the podcast is still going on, it is just in Video format and not audio. So it meets the same criteria as it would if the Audio was still going. --APShinobi My Contribs 16:04, 8 May 2008 (UTC)


Thread starter.

Thanks.The internal link to the John Twomey cited in the reference is not me. I am the bandleader/drummer,not the manualist. This ref.should point the reader to the jazzprofiles page on Thanks getting the whole reference section back up. John Twomey Brookfield (talk) 03:31, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
My reply here.
Next Day:
Thank you very much for the help. I see the corrected internal ref. that you repaired. John Twomey Brookfield (talk) 23:48, 1 May 2008 (UTC)


For changing the adoption offer at Count3d. Mr. GreenHit Me Up 16:43, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

No problem. I'm trying to cleanup the category, so I'll be moving/fixing any I see. xenocidic (talk) 16:47, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
Need help? Mr. GreenHit Me Up 16:50, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
Sure. See Category_talk:Wikipedians seeking to be adopted in Adopt-a-user#Spring cleaning for how I'm going about it... I'm already into users who have not been active within the last two months, and I've got a lot of adoptoffers out there already, I'm afraid if they all accept I might have too much on my plate. What about you? Can you send out an offer to User:SpockMonkey , User:Letter 7, [[User:Chexmix53 ? and perhaps start in the 2nd column of the category for the other cleanup tasks I identified. xenocidic (talk) 16:52, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
People want me to stop offering adoption. Do you want me to offer for you? Mr. GreenHit Me Up 18:05, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
Hrm, that's ok. I'll take care of it =) Thanks for the good faith offer. xenocidic (talk) 17:40, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Hey Jacob, I noticed you re-signed your comment on my talk page (that I already replied to above)

Just to reiterate, no, that's OK, because I'm afraid I've already got too many pending offers out there. I'm worried if they all accept I'd have way too much on my plate. I am going to try and see what can be done to clear the backlog of people seeking adoption though. Happy editing, xenocidic (talk) 18:08, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Ok then iI'll move the requests from talk pages to main pages Mr. GreenHit Me Up 18:12, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
I just took a quick look at some of the ones on talk pages, and it looks like a newer user was adding adoptme templates to other user's talk pages, so that might not be a good idea! If you're looking for something to do, consider joining the link disambiguation project Wikipedia:Disambiguation pages with links. =) xenocidic (talk) 18:17, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
Jacob, since Letter 7 seems enthusiastic about you adopting him, perhaps you should go ahead and do so, and perhaps ask Diligent Terrier to be a co-adopter as suggested by the AAU criteria. xenocidic (talk) 00:58, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
I told diligent terrier and letter7.we'll see what happens from here. Mr. GreenHit Me Up 15:14, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Adoption backlog

  • What was the mailing list you sent the adoption backlog notification to? Just wondering why I didn't get one. Cheers! - DiligentTerrier (and friends) 20:11, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
User talk pages linked from WP:Adopt-a-User/Adoptee's Area/Adopters (your user talk page is not linked from there for some reason). Cheers, xenocidic (talk) 20:13, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Here's a manual one ;>

  • I'm happy to help with the backlog, but it will have to wait at least a month. We're coming into the end of the year at the school where I teach, and things are starting to get crazy. Once we hit summer, I'm totally there. – Scartol • Tok 20:24, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
No problem. I distributed this to about 160 people, so there should be plenty of adopters to go around. Cheers, xenocidic (talk) 20:26, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the offer, but I'm now busy with my A-levels and I already have quite a few adoptees, so I wouldn't take any extra unless when approached by the prospective adoptee. Hope my results are good and I can become actively editing again, and thanks for your enthusiasm to the project =] --Deryck C. 22:13, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
No problem =) Just thought I would shake the leaves a little to try and clear up some of the backlog. I left about 160 users messages, so we should have no problem clearing it up. Best of luck with school. xenocidic (talk) 22:20, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks and good luck to you too! --Deryck C. 15:39, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Hi. Thanks for your note. As I'm not currently accepting new adoptees, I removed {{Adopting}} from my user page, and adjusted my status on Wikipedia:Adopt-a-User/Adoptee's Area/Adopters accordingly. It's not a big problem, but I'm thinking that I shouldn't have gotten this message. Maybe you should focus future messages more narrowly. Cheers, Bovlb (talk) 22:28, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
Hrm, thanks for the suggestion. I sent it to any talk page linked from the adopter's profile page. Perhaps one way to target them more narrowly would be to move inactive adopters to a different page. I'll consider doing that if I ever use the same targeting method for a message of this type. Best, xenocidic (talk) 22:50, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Thanks. I'll probabl need it-I'm a n00b at adoption. Eh well. Guess I gotta learn somehow. ;D --Gp75motorsports REV LIMITER 16:18, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
Hey, thanks for responding to this request. I just wanted to let you know I made a slight changed to your adopt offer to Hopiakuta to remove him from the cat (i moved the adoptoffer userbox to the main page and modified your comment to prompt him to accept on your talk page [1]). if /when he accepts, change the adoptoffer to adopted. Cheers, and best of luck. xenocidic (talk) 14:25, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Adoption Offer

I've had a look over your adoption page and I see that you've been making some solid gains. I would like to offer to take up the torch - though I should warn that I am typically only quite active during "business hours" in the Eastern time zone (this message being an exception - I can't sleep ;>) - though I do poke my head in here and there in the evenings. If you would prefer an adopter who is more active during your editing times, simply let me know and re-add the adoption request to your userpage, otherwise, if you'd like to go ahead with it we can get started. xenocidic (talk) 07:23, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Hi, I would like to accept your adoption offer. --FGWQPR (talk) 15:06, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
Further discussion refactored to User talk:Xenocidic/wikiadopt/FGWQPR


Am I supposed to change it to adopted or is he? Thanks, Razorflame 16:36, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

It doesn't really matter who changes it, I just wanted to take you out of the "seeking adoption" cat. So you can go ahead and change it to "adopted" if you like, or I'm sure Useight will once he's back online. xenocidic (talk) 16:38, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
I've gone and changed it to adopted. Just wanted to let you know. Cheers, Razorflame 19:27, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

New Project

Myself and several other editors have been compiling a list of very active editors who would likely be available to help new editors in the event they have questions or concerns. As the list grew and the table became more detailed, it was determined that the best way to complete the table was to ask each potential candidate to fill in their own information, if they so desire. This list is sorted geographically in order to provide a better estimate as to whether the listed editor is likely to be active.

If you consider yourself a very active Wikipedian who is willing to help newcomers, please either complete your information in the table or add your entry. If you do not want to be on the list, either remove your name or just disregard this message and your entry will be removed within 48 hours. The table can be found at User:Useight/Highly Active, as it has yet to have been moved into the Wikipedia namespace. Thank you for your help. Useight (talk) 05:57, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Adopt Me

Hi, I'm Yzzug. I saw you were adopting so i thought I might see if you could adopt me. Yzzug (talk) 07:23, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Sure thing, I'd be happy to. Just let me know whenever you have any questions or need some help. If you want me to suggest ways you can contribute to Wiki, just let me know. xenocidic (talk) 11:52, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
Further discussion refactored to User talk:Xenocidic/wikiadopt/Yzzug

Are you still seeking adoption? If so, I would be glad to be of service. Let me know on my talk page. xenocidic (talk) 16:20, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

I would be glad if you could help me Shirishag75 (talk) 17:53, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
Further discussion refactored to User talk:Xenocidic/wikiadopt/Shirishag75


Are you still willing to be the adopter of AutumnStorms (talk · contribs) ? xenocidic (talk) 17:11, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

I don't think I have the time anymore, unfortunatley. Master of Metal (Have a chat!) 13:53, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
No problem. Looks like another person has offered to take up the torch. Sorry for the late reply =). xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 16:09, 20 May 2008 (UTC)


AWB will show you the changes it's about to make before it commits them. If you need any help using AWB, just let me know. xenocidic (talk) 21:21, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the offer for help. I am pretty sure that I will need it. I have to wait for my dad to get home so that I can install the .NET framework before I can run it, but I am pretty sure that I will need to ask people questions about how it works both now and in the future. I already knew that it shows you the changes before you commit to them, but thanks for reminding me!
Some questions for you:
  1. What are some good settings to have on?
  2. When it says that it will go through every article in a category AND subcategory, does that mean that if I had it search through the category Category:Switzerland that it would also go through the municipality categories as well?
I'll probably have more questions for you in the future. Until then, Razorflame 21:27, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
As far as settings, it all depends on what you're looking to do. If it's just general cleanups and spelling fixes, then there's appropriate settings for that under Options. It's pretty easy to figure out. If you have it make a list of articles in C:Switzerland, then it will also get articles in Lists of municipalities of Switzerland but I'm not sure if it will pickup the Municipalities in that list. You'd have to make a list "Links on page"... Cheers, xenocidic (talk) 23:06, 3 May 2008 (UTC)


Thank you for adopting me! I sent you a message on the adopt page thingy but you obviosly didn't check it. Thank you for adopting me, you da bomb, yo! Pl4ease look at the adopty page thing you made though because I left a message with a question. Thank you. Peace Yzzug (talk) 23:04, 3 May 2008 (UTC) :)

My reply here.
I just noticed I should probably contact you here not on the adoptee page, sorry I just sent a message to the adoptee thing.Yzzug (talk) 23:36, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
Hey! I just cannot get another user box, I don't know why? Please help. And also how do you join a wikiproject? Thank you.00:03, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
My reply here.
Thank you. Yzzug (talk) 00:26, 4 May 2008 (UTC)


I'm cleaning up Category:Wikipedians seeking to be adopted in Adopt-a-user and noticed you're still somewhat seeking adoption (even though you seem to be a fairly experienced editor?). If you're no longer seeking adoption, consider removing the userbox from your main page. Cheers, xenocidic (talk) 15:45, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Hello! :) Thanks for reminding me to delete the adopt me userbox. Also, Thanks for your nice comment about my wikipedia experience. I suppose I am learning more everyday. --Grrrlriot (talk) 21:36, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
No problem at all. Happy editing =) xenocidic (talk) 21:47, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Good job with this. The adoption page looks waaaaay better now. I'd give you a barnstar, but IDK how.God knows, you deserve one. Mr. GreenHit Me Up 15:24, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

No problem - Thanks! If you want to learn how to hand out barnstars, just check out WP:Barnstars. Cheers, xenocidic (talk) 15:27, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
I give you this barnstar for your work on the Adopt-A-User cleanup project.Your work was very beneficial for Wikipedia. Mr. GreenHit Me UpAbout Me 16:23, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
=) Thanks for the barnstar, and your contributions to WP:AAU xenocidic (talk) 16:48, 5 May 2008 (UTC)


Is there a Resilience Barnstar?. Chubbennaitor 16:18, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Yep...all barnstars are listed at WP:Barnstars. The resilience barnstar is {{subst:The Resilient Barnstar|message ~~~~}}. cheers, and happy editing, xenocidic (talk) 16:45, 5 May 2008 (UTC)


Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For helping me out with a tough task (to me).Chubbennaitor 17:35, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Chubbennaitor 17:35, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

No problems - thanks for the barnstar! xenocidic (talk) 17:46, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
It's okay! When you are requesting adminship (if you aren't already one) I know I'll support you. Chubbennaitor 17:49, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Userbox requests

Could you maybe make a userbox that has to with being emo?and one that has to do with skating?Unless you know of one that already exists. Thanks. Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 18:48, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

I'd be happy to. Just tell me what free images you would like me to use, and if you have any preference on colour style (Free images can be found at xenocidic (talk) 18:52, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
For the Emo one how about

I have to go right now, but I will be on at this time tommarrow.For the color can you put a black backround with white writing?Thanks a bunch, I'll make it to you somehow. Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 15:16, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Hey there, thanks for reminding me. I'll try to work on those userboxen now. Not quite sure about the image you chose, it might still be up for deletion [2]. xenocidic (talk) 15:18, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
No problemo....I can wait. Thanks again.If it's up for deletion I'll find a new one, just let me know. Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 15:28, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
As for skating, did you mean skating like ice-skating, or skateboarding? xenocidic (talk) 15:28, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
Skateboarding. The first one looks awesome. Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 15:31, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

{{Template:User skateboarder}} {{Template:User Skater}} If you want something different, or want me to change these at all, let me know. xenocidic (talk) 15:46, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 15:49, 6 May 2008 (UTC) {{subst:smile}}


The image got deleted from the commons, see if you can find another one. Feel free to edit the userbox directly if you find one. xenocidic (talk) 17:20, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

where do you put the picture when you're making the userbox?Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 17:38, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
id=<!-- [[IMAGE.JPG|40px]] --> |info=This user is '''[[Emo#F
^^^ just remove the hidden comment tags (<!-- -->)when you put the image in. thanks, xenocidic (talk) 17:48, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
{{subst:cookie}}-Thanks for helping me with everything!!! Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 15:07, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Cookies :)

Thank you so much for the cookies, Xenocidic! In a time when kindness and companionship are sometimes seldom found, you are the diamond in the rough. Have a nice day, friend, and cheers :) ( arky ) 20:52, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

I must say I was a little confused as I don't hand out cookies. It was Wisdom ^^ that gave you the cookies. I gave you the Adopt-A-User backlog warning. Cheers anyway, though ;> xenocidic (talk) 21:02, 5 May 2008 (UTC) {{subst:smile}}
Haha...sorry about that XD. I suppose no harm was done :P I should probably thank Wisdom for that. My apologies :) ( arky ) 21:04, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
No problem at all. xenocidic (talk) 21:42, 5 May 2008 (UTC)


I'm an adopter, I WOULD adopt someone but the page of adoptees is not very accessible. if you could give me a link, as I cannot find it. thanks. Sirkadtalksign 23:42, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Hey there! Thanks for your interest in adopting someone. Presently, there's 0 (zero!) people seeking adoption. We were able to completely clear the backlog. Keep an eye on C:ADOPT, or the userbox below, to see when there's adoptees available for adopting! xenocidic (talk) 23:57, 5 May 2008 (UTC) {{Adoption backlog}}
Oh, by the way, the gopher picture on your userpage is obscuring the top menu. You should try and resolve that. Cheers, xenocidic (talk) 23:59, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
There's one person available for adopting now =) xenocidic (talk) 17:19, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Okay, glad the backlog is taken care of, and the gophers on the top of my userpage are gonna stay there because I dont like some of the admins on wikipedia and anything that pisses them off makes me happy. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sirkad (talkcontribs) 00:29, May 21, 2008 (UTC)

I have a favor....

Would you help me make an article?The name of it is Shepard's Ranch Christian Acadamy.It's a boarding school for troubled teens.It's where I am right now.I'm a student here.What I need you to do is go onto Google and look it up.I need at least one reference to make the page.But I can't go onto any other websites.Can you do this for me?Post anything about this subject on User:Jacob696/SRCA.Thank You Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 17:33, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

My replies here and here.
Thank You.Does the fact that Paris Hilton went here count as notability?If I can prove it? Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 17:43, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
I'm not sure...maybe if it's mentioned in a news story about her. Check that guideline page to see if it meets the criteria. xenocidic (talk) 17:44, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
I will archive my talk page tommarrow, thank you for the suggestion. Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 18:03, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

The WPVG Newsletter (May 2008)

Adoption subpage

I guess I got it, this time. \@
I created a subpage dedicated to exchanges between us: just click on the 'communist penguin' by your adopter box to get to this page. Cheers ✓ Kanġi Oĥanko (talk) 02:01, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

My reply here.

Re: a question re: essays cut and pasted into articles

Was I wrong to prod this (Spatial organization in social insects)? It's quite obvious an academic essay that's been copy-pasted into an article. xenocidic (talk) 00:26, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure that it's fine. The tone could use a change, but as long as it is the writer's own essay and doesn't violate any copyrights, then the article should be fine. Malinaccier Public (talk) 12:17, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Yet again thanks

Thanks for reverting vandalism on my talkpage! StaticGull  Talk  13:05, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

No worries. xenocidic (talk) 13:06, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

disruptive editing?

Just who is this disruptive to? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Njoyoffice (talkcontribs) 15:36, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

The article does not meet Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion which is why it has been speedily deleted no fewer than 3 times. Please note that Wikipedia is not a place to advertise your website (see WP:SPAM). xenocidic (talk) 15:38, 7 May 2008 (UTC)


Could you tell me how to make my own headers for my userpage? Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 16:02, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

I'm not quite sure what you mean - can you give me an example? xenocidic (talk) 16:04, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
Like the ones on the top right cornor of your page. Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 16:16, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
My reply here
Thanks Again! Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 16:32, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
No problem. might I suggest this image for the usertop you created? Crystal Clear app kcmdf.png (Image:Crystal_Clear_app_kcmdf.png). xenocidic (talk) 16:35, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
Where do you find the pictures for the usertops? Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 16:39, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
I found that one by poking around in Wikipedia:Userboxes/Userboxes (userboxes about userboxes), but you can find more free images at happy editing, xenocidic (talk) 16:41, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Deleting stub "Marek Garztecki"

I initiated today an entry on a personality from Poland and your were VERY fast to delete it. Typical American approach - anything outside of Wisconsin (or wherever you live) is obscure. If you google the name "Marek Garztecki" you will get around 4000 hits, all serious information from many fields - politics, music, sociology, journalism. I think all articles start as stubs and are later edited and expanded. Kotoviski (talk) 21:31, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

The article didn't assert any kind of notability and I did in fact search and didn't find a single news article on the individual. P.S. I'm not American. If you had spent even half a second looking at my userpage before you launched your personal attack, you would know that. I suggest you look at Wikipedia's criteria for entries and ensure you assert notability in future article. Best regards, xenocidic (talk) 22:03, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Retirement Calculation deceased page

(Re [3])

Hi Xenocidic
Well, that was a super-efficient deletion of my nascent article! About 20 minutes! I'm guessing that you thought it clearly 'under construction' and currently lacking online references, which is true.
I'll expand it and resubmit in the next day or two, probably. And then time you!
Keith Sharp
Statistics/Actuarial Science
University of Toronto
Keith1952 (talk) 13:49, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
Hi Keith, yes, it was removed as part of the new pages patrol. What I would suggest is, if you want to work this into a decent Wikipedia article (firstly I would suggest you try and incorporate the information into say, Retirement planning) but if you think it needs its own article, work on it in your userspace first, and then you can copy/paste it into the mainspace when it is a complete article. (To edit your userspace, just go to User:Keith1952 or say User:Keith1952/Retirement calculation Thank you for not getting discouraged at the quick removal of your article, and feel free to let me know if you have any further questions or concerns. xenocidic (talk) 13:53, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
If you are working on a page add the underconstruction template. Or go to your user page located here: Keith1952 and make a subpage to work on it like I did here: AP_Shinobi/podtacular so it cannot be deleted. Then you publish the page once you finish it. Of course this is speculation because I never saw the actual article. Also note that articles needs to have reliable independant sources, notability to be on wikipedia, and have enough info to be on wiki. --APShinobi My Contribs 14:10, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Athlete notability

Thank you for your comment about the "athletes notability" on the talk page of Miller17CU94. Yes, competing at the highest level, this is the point. So I do not know why Mr. Barker failed and was deleted. Maybe you are interested to have a look here: [4]. I really tried to do my very best to find out as much as possible... Kind regards Doma-w (talk) 18:17, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

No problem. I'm just not sure that someone is going to come looking for these articles, so many years after the event that seemingly makes these athletes notable. A one-sentence article that isn't likely to be expanded just doesn't seem like a worthwhile investment of your diligent editing skills. And that AFD would seem to set a precedent to delete most of them. Anyhow, happy editing, xenocidic (talk) 18:25, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for your answer Xenocidic! Still I hope that somebody will bring up Mr. Barker to a deletion review... Kind regards Doma-w (talk) 08:21, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
I saw your comments regarding some of the issues on the obscure athletes who have competed at the Olympics. The WP:BIO guideline is the one I always go back to as reference and as defense in case of issue. I agree with in the need for information, but all we can get out of it is the official Olympic reports. Again, thanks. Chris (talk) 20:28, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Prima facie

For the record, I don't think it can be correctly used in the circumstance of admin coaching is obvious power hunger, but then again, it can't be correctly used for self-nom equals power hunger. It's really been a misuse of the term from day one, which I'm actually quite sure Kurt is smart enough to know, but it's always really been used for a certain effect. My question to Kurt was trying to establish whether he would be automatically opposing candidates who were admin coached in the future. Unfortunately, I'm not sure that Kurt actively follows discussions that he has participated in... Gwynand | TalkContribs 19:10, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

True enough =). xenocidic (talk) 19:20, 8 May 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for your help at the help desk. Can you please confirm I am using references correctly at the article which can be found at . I think I understood the explanation but I just wanted to check. Thanks, (talk) 20:24, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

You are using them correctly, I fixed a small reflist error for you. :) --APShinobi My Contribs 00:15, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Looks good to me. One thing I would suggest is creating an account so you can better track your contributions to Wikipedia. Best of luck, and feel free to let me know if you need anything further. xenocidic (talk) 01:09, 9 May 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for suggesting I create an account. I have taken your advice and done so. Formerly (talk) 19:38, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Clever username but it might be against policy. Not sure! Happy editing... =) xenocidic (talk) 20:37, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

My username

If my username is against policy, what should I do to fix it? Should I create a new account? Formerly (talk) 20:50, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

I'd probably advise changing it to something a little easier to remember, just go to WP:CHU. Cheers, xenocidic (talk) 23:51, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
I've requested my username is changed. Formerly (talk) 04:13, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
The new username is much better! Feel free to let me know if you need any further assistance =). xenocidic (talk) 05:02, 28 May 2008 (UTC)


(Re [5]) Thank you for the heads up on the policy thingy.I don't want to get into trouble again. Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 18:40, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

No problem. For the record, it was a guideline, not a policy ( cf. Wikipedia:Help_desk#What_policy_is_being_violated_here.3F_.28_fake_.22You_have_messages_.22_notifier_.29). cheers, xenocidic (talk) 18:46, 8 May 2008 (UTC)


Do you know why my pictures on my user page are not working?I can't figure out why.Help! Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 15:25, 9 May 2008 (UTC) They're displaying fine for me when I click the "show" button, but the div bar is too long (overlaps with your infobox). Not sure how to fix that =) xenocidic (talk) 15:28, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

 Done. Fixed the width box. Is it working now? xenocidic (talk) 15:30, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for your help again. Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 15:34, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
No problem. xenocidic (talk) 15:34, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your help & suggestions

Everything looks great and I appreciate your patience setting the spatial organization page up. I'll be sure to keep those suggestions in mind for the future! Jennyjandt (talk) 21:45, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

No problem Jenny. =) Happy editing, xenocidic (talk) 14:10, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

V40k Page

Hi, can you tell me what on the V40k page breaks CSD A7 so I may fix it as required. Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pickley (talkcontribs) 02:23, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

It does not indicate why the software is notable. Also, it's not written encyclopedically and is unsourced. Best of luck and happy editing, xenocidic (talk) 02:27, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

GTa characters

Its not about being spoiled, its what purpose does it serve to list what mission a character is introduced in and what mission they die in? Theres necessary info and then theres just being a douche to anyone who wants to check up on a single character.Darkwarriorblake (talk) 02:46, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

That's what an encyclopedia does. One should not be using Wikipedia to 'just check up on stuff' if one does not want things spoiled. xenocidic (talk) 11:26, 12 May 2008 (UTC)


Hey! It's just me, sorry I haven't talked to you recently, I've been busy. I was just wondering how do you get in to sandbox to make a page? Peace Yzzug (talk) 07:02, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

My reply here


I notice you have a few XBox userboxes on your profile, which I haven't seen on the userbox lists. Did you write them? Mind if I use them? JMalky (talk) 12:16, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Yes, please feel free to use any of the userboxen I've created. They are actually categorized at WP:Userboxes/Games/Computer_and_video_games#Xbox. Let me know if you need any other assistances. Happy editing, xenocidic (talk) 12:47, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
Many thanks. JMalky (talk) 12:58, 13 May 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for the heads up, fixed. P.S.... the cake was a lie. ;) · AndonicO Engage. 20:14, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

err, it certainly was. now, time for your victory incandescence! xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 20:16, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
That part of the game was exhilarating; nearly as wiki. :) · AndonicO Engage. 20:19, 13 May 2008 (UTC)


please help

I am planing to buy a X box 360 Elite. I wanted to know if this one needs a memory card, and also if this one could play X Box games? --Lbrun12415 23:41, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

The Elite comes equipped with a 120 gb hard drive, and therefore, you will not require a memory card. It will play original Xbox that are on this list. Hope this helps. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 00:00, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
How much space is a 120 gb ? and does it come with an HD wire? --Lbrun12415 00:06, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
120 gigabytes is plenty of space. Yes, it comes with an HDMI cable. See for the full details. Best, xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 00:07, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for the help.--Lbrun12415 00:08, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
What is more 256 Mb or 120 GB?--Lbrun12415 18:22, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
120 gigabytes is about 120000 megabytes. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 18:25, 15 May 2008 (UTC)


I added myself to the category at 23:50 but you created my status page 6 minutes earlier at 23:44. so are you psychic, or what? xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 03:58, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Well, I wouldn't say I'm psychic, just got lucky that time, but I'm the guy who's got your back. :D Useight (talk) 04:00, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
Lol, I'm still confused as to how you knew I wanted in statusbot... did I have something laying around referencing it? xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 04:02, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
I figured it out. You're the guy with the HAU list ;> xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 04:07, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
Haha, that's actually a hilarious coincidence, then. And, yeah, I'm the guy who put together WP:HAU. Useight (talk) 04:09, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
Yep, crazy coincidence. I just happened to notice someone who made a slight change to User:StatusBot and figured the new bot would work and such... anyways... *queue x-files music*... best, xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 04:11, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Userbox page move

(Re [6]) Thanks for the quick resolution! xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 15:04, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Okay, the deed is done. User:WrestlingManiac/Userboxes/Blues_Brothers has been moved to User:Nehrams2020/Userboxes/Blues_Brothers. The former still redirects to the latter, but I can change that if you want. Useight (talk) 15:05, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
I tagged the former for speedy, since no one was trancluding it anyway. Looks like wrestling fan was just goofing around for whatever reason. P.S. I didn't notice that Nehram2020 was an admin before I started all this boldness, otherwise I would've just suggested he do it. anyhow, alls well that ends well. Thanks again. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 15:07, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Just FYI

I was bold and migrated User:Nehrams2020/Userboxes/Blues_Brothers from the prankster who moved it into his userspace (so the page history could be restored). I hadn't noticed you were an administrator when I started this boldness otherwise I would've just dropped you a note. Anyhow, hope I didn't step on any toes. cheers, xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 15:18, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Thank you very much for helping out with that, I had forgotten all about it! It had occurred before I had my administrator tools, and was going to fix it eventually, but it slipped my mind. Again, thank you, and keep up the good work. Happy editing! --Nehrams2020 (talk) 17:13, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
No problem. P.S. Fix the cigarette lighter. ;> xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 17:14, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

: )

{{subst:smile}}Thanks for all the help you have given me and for watching over me. Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 17:24, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

No problem. All the best =) xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 17:28, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Username code

Can you tell me what's wrong with the coding in my username code?

Mr.GreenHit Me UpUserboxes

not quite sure, what problems are you experiencing? i removed the nowiki tags and it looks ok to me? xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 17:51, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
yea NVM....I just needed to remove the last font code.It kept saying that my HTML was wrong.IDK why. W/e. Thanks again Mr.GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 17:58, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
yea, I thought that might be what it was (closing tag with no corresponding opener). good eye. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 17:59, 14 May 2008 (UTC)


On my userpage I put another navbox and again, its not working.Do you think you can put the width thing tat you put on last time? Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 16:54, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

 Done. just add width:75%; to the style= tag of the first divbox. cheers, xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 16:36, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 16:54, 16 May 2008 (UTC) {{subst:cookie}}


(Re [7]) Thanks for the hello, adoption would be great!

Flacc (talk) 19:05, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Conversation continued here.

RE: Workaround for status bot update interval

(Re [8]) Thanks, I think it'll be useful.--Sunny910910 (talk|Contributions|Guest) 01:52, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

My reply here.

Blogss as sources

(Re [9]) Cool I will read through that. There was a similar discussion here

Next week I am heading to an game developer conference and am going to interview the head of Bungie and possible the head of Microsoft games studio. I started having PR folks deal with me. It is not as simple as sorting magazines from websites. --8bitJake (talk) 16:49, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Revert pf Jack Thompson (Attorney)

Why....................that guy sucks ass dude, and a gamer like yourslef must know that lol.If I wernt an IP id revert it lol. (talk) 20:42, 15 May 2008 (UTC) (Im not actully a bad person on wikis, Im an admin on sevral wikis on wikia, most notably wookieepedia and the WoW wiki, I just do this shit for fun, try it sometime LOL.

While my personal opinion of Jack Thompson is probably close to yours, don't you agree that blatant vandalism that persists on his WP bio would lead to undue negative attention for Wikipedia? This is why I reverted the vandalism. See also WP:BLP. Cheers, xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 20:45, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
I guess lol, good thing he dont got much influence, i just vandalize it for short fun, then I stop, unless i think they truly deserve it.Roflol. (talk) 21:09, 15 May 2008 (UTC)


Hello again. The Highly Active Users project has gone through a complete revamping per popular demand. We believe this new format will make it easier for new editors to find assistance. However, with the new format, I must again ask you to verify your information on this page. I attempted to translate the data from the old version to the new, but with the extensive changes, I may have made some errors. Thanks again. Useight (talk) 04:30, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Status updating code

(Re [10]) I have no idea how your code works. It took me forever to figure out Status Bot and SoxBot V enough to get it working as it currently is. Does every user need to create a User:Xenocidic/infobox/status equivalent with the same code in it along with a User talk:Xenocidic/infobox/status equivalant as well? You're still using User:StatusBot/Status/Xenocidic as well. I'm horribly confused as to how it works and I don't want to try to make these changes for all 80 people listed at WP:HAU/NA (not to mention at least another hundred for the other continents. What I'm trying to say is, your stuff looks useful, but I don't know bots at all and it would take me forever to figure out what I'm supposed to do/change for everyone to get it working. Plus it would make the instructions at the bottom of WP:HAU go from 3 to 5 steps or something. If you want to implement it for everyone, go ahead (and change the instructions to tell users how to do it themselves), but we've left the realm of my expertise, so I'm not going to try it. I don't want to mess up what I already got working. Useight (talk) 15:35, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

My reply here.

Statusbot(SoxBot V) Time

In regards to your response on SB V on Sox's talk page, how exactly do I use the template?— dαlusT@lk / Improve 16:40, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Just modify your LCARS indicator to use the output provided by {{Truestatus}} as a switch. Documentation provided at the template. Let me know if you need further explanation. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 16:52, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
Presently Truestatus would report you as : {{Truestatus}}
I went ahead and made some changes for you - [11] and [12]. Now if no parameter is passed by "User:Daedalus969/Status" it will use truestatus, or you can still pass the "busy" and "wikibreak" parameters. You might want to change the Truestatus parameters (see template documenation), but presently they will show "online" when statusbot says so or you've edited in the last 30 minutes, "recently online" when you've edited in the last 2 hours and "offline" when you haven't edited for two hours. Hope this helps! xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 17:08, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the help!— dαlusT@lk / Improve 17:19, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
No problem. Happy editing, xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 17:21, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Actually, there is one more thing. Would it be possible to slightly alter the bot so that when I am active, This page is blanked, and when I am marked as recently online, it saves the page with the text busy?— dαlusT@lk / Improve 17:28, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

I don't actually run the bot, but I believe this will accomplish the desired effect. best, xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 17:42, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
Hopefully it will. Either way, thanks for all your help. I really appreciate it.— dαlusT@lk / Improve 17:45, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
Rather this will. Blank when truestatus says online, otherwise, busy. yes? xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 17:45, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
Yes. That is it. Hehe.. that page confuses me just slightly. Again, thanks.— dαlusT@lk / Improve 17:49, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

There appears to be a problem with my statusTab.— dαlusT@lk / Improve 22:34, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Can you elaborate? xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 22:41, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
When I'm offline nothing appears in the tab. Usually there is a red message stating I am offline.— dαlusT@lk / Improve 22:43, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
Looks like I forgot to change the "out" switch to "offline". It should work now. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 22:47, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Sorry to bother you again, but something again appears to be wrong.. or something. You know, a possible problem. Anyway, it still has me marked as 'Recently online' despite the fact that I haven't been editing for more then 2 hours.— dαlusT@lk / Improve 05:32, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

While it seems to be working, the best thing to do would be keep these two pages on your watchlist: User:StatusBot/Status/Daedalus969 & User:StatusBot/Status/Daedalus969/LastEdit, that is what the template bases your status upon. Also remember there can be some delays in updating, based on caching. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 13:49, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
Maybe it was just me.. Anyway, regarding the script again, you said earlier that my wikibreak and busy params will still work. Do you know how that works, because well, it does replace the text in statustext or whatever it changes(I forgot which area it modifies). Wouldn't it replace the script or something? But I was also wondering if the 'out' param would work too, when I just want to note that I'm gone right away.— dαlusT@lk / Improve 18:53, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
Sure thing, your User:Daedalus969/Status will still continue to accept a parameter (/StatusText|busy etc). you can even use "/StatusText|offline" (out was replaced with offline). just remember to clear the parameter for it to begin working automagically again. hope that helps. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 18:58, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
(code removed)Here is the code for my status changer. Now, do you know a way to make it that when I click 'in', it changes the template to {{User:Daedalus969/StatusText}} instead of {{User:Daedalus969/StatusText|}}
That thing made my eyes pop out of my head. Sorry I only know a tiny bit of code =) Maybe ask the person who wrote it. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 22:50, 19 May 2008 (UTC)


(Re [13]) You're welcome. I'd kinda prefer to do it myself anyway, as there are times I come on to do a quick check of things and I don't always want the bot shouting to the world that I just made an edit when I really just want to head back off in about ten minutes. It does seem to be a lot quicker than it was though, the last status update it gave me was near-instant, it seemed. Hersfold (t/a/c) 17:18, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Yea, I noticed your nifty little one-click-to-update thingee up there after I left you the message. Very cool. anyways, happy editing! xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 17:19, 16 May 2008 (UTC)


Lol, classic. Who would have guessed it. Realist2 ('Come Speak To M') 22:14, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Quest9999's RfA

See, this kind of hostile retaliation is what I was trying to avoid in removing Tree's comment. It was clearly meant to be insulting towards Kurt, and it's been established many times that he should not be penalized for his opinion. With that being said, it could also be said that by insulting him, he violated WP:NPA and the general consensus on the matter.--KojiDude (C) 23:38, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Kurt is entitled to his opinion, just as Tree is entitled to his opinion of Kurt's opinion. Since it wasn't a blatant personal attack, just a comment on the character of the action, I don't think it was appropriate to edit it. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 23:51, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, he's entitled to his opinion, but when his opinion is incivil/insulting, it doesn't do any good to keep it around.--KojiDude (C) 23:55, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
I suppose it's my opinion that calling an action is hypocritical is not insulting/uncivil. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 00:04, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

RfA thanks!

Solo Dios Sabe.jpg RfA: Many thanks
Many thanks for your participation in my recent request for adminship. I am impressed by the amount of thought that goes into people's contribution to the RfA process, and humbled that so many have chosen to trust me with this new responsibility. I step into this new role cautiously, but will do my very best to live up to your kind words and expectations, and to further the project of the encyclopedia. Again, thank you. --jbmurray (talkcontribs) 05:59, 18 May 2008 (UTC)


(Re [14]) Technically it is, although when it was created, it wasn't ("WP:" was a fake namespace, and didn't automatically redirect to "Wikipedia:") I didn't create the redirect, though, and I'm not really worried if it were to get deleted. Ral315 (talk) 07:23, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Hows this for a crazy coincidence? . Just thought I should let you know these types of redirects are being discussed. xenocidic (talk) 05:30, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

HAU and e-mail

(Re [15]) Yeah, I couldn't find the e-mail option either and have advised Spencer to speak with Cobi about it. Hopefully Cobi will get that e-mail column re-integrated. Useight (talk) 01:35, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

I asked Cobi here. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 01:37, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Also, thanks for contacting Cobi for me. SpencerT♦C 01:38, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Excellent, hopefully he'll be able to get that option up and running soon. Useight (talk) 01:39, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Yes ... Well actually, I just added it to the template. Add |email=N to the end of the parameters. Thanks. -- Cobi(t|c|b) 01:42, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Nice work - thanks! xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 01:43, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

True status

Thanks for the info regarding truestatus. There is just one problem: I don't understand the template one bit. Would you mind giving me a nudge in the right direction?--Cameron (T|C) 16:45, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

I've replaced your current status indicators with {{Statustop}} which will show you online for 30 minutes after your last recored edit, "recently online" for 2 hours and "offline" after 2 hours. Hope this helps! xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 16:52, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks so much, that's brilliant. Keep up the good work! Regards, --Cameron (T|C) 17:06, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
No problem. The time periods can be tweaked with the parameters (if you so desire), as explained in the template documentation. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 17:08, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
So {{Statustop|3600|1200|Cameron|offset=500}} would display me as online if I have edited within the last 20 mins and recently online if I have edited within the last hour? --Cameron (T|C) 17:18, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Correct, but you probably don't need to pass your username if it's going to be used in its current locations. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 17:20, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Oh, OK thanks, it's a wonderful template. Thanks again for the help = )! --Cameron (T|C) 17:23, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

← Sorry to bother you again: I seem to have made the green orb vanish!Do you know what I might have done wrong?--Cameron (T|C) 17:28, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Hrm, you were right the first time, I forgot that it needs all 3 paramaters when you pass any. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 17:32, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
No worries, thanks again! --Cameron (T|C) 17:33, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
No problem. =) Enjoy! xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 17:35, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Editor Review

Just stoping by to say hi and to say that your review seems to be doing awesome.Keep up te good work.Let me know if there's anything I can do to help you. Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 16:56, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Actually I have a question.How do you change the background color.Like on some users autoraph books they have a different color background.How would I do that. Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 17:14, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
My reply here.
Thanks again. Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 17:23, 20 May 2008 (UTC)


I always wondered how to get the online/offline thing in the corner like that, but I could never figure it out (too damn complicated for me :/ ). My userpage looks very shamancy-fancy now. :-) Thanks!--KojiDude (C) 21:00, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Glad you like it =) Feel free to add the same template to your talk page as people often jump right to your talk page so it makes sense to have one there. I would've done so, but there was no permissive like on your main page. Happy editing, xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 21:02, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Good idea! I hadn't thought of that. I just copy & paste the one from my user page, right? Or is there some kind of ritual I have to do?--KojiDude (C) 21:08, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
No ritual required, just the same code. If you want to change the functionality at all (i.e. the time periods at which it updates), you can add parameters, as explained at {{Statustop}}. Feel free to let me know if you need anything explained further. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 21:10, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Ok, I think I got it. Thanks for the help! :-) --KojiDude (C) 21:21, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Re: [16]

Yeah, I was looking through the stuff on meta and I found that cool function... I've been like crazy busy in RL and I came back and I was like. Is this actually xenocidic? Awesome job with all the stuff you've been doing. Especially the "adoption agency" that's pretty impressive. So yeah, talk to you later. Thingg 22:35, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks dude! Good to see you poking around again. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 22:47, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Man. I just got on to update the userbox page for the changes to the gamertag one (forgot to earlier), but you already did. Poetic justice I guess.... Thingg 02:51, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Statustop coding

Thanks. That works. Bob the Wikipedian (talk) 14:57, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

No problem! Enjoy, xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 15:00, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
re: [17] You might want to give it a little more room to handle the lengthier "Recently online" notification. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 15:04, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
Good idea, I'll do that. Bob the Wikipedian (talk) 15:06, 21 May 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for taking the time to do this, but your last (second) edit seems to have disabled the template's functionality. Bob the Wikipedian (talk) 18:17, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Can't see exactly what's making it lose functionality, so I reverted the change. It the subjectspace restriction shouldn't be a problem as long as no one abuses it. Thanks for pointing that out. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 18:23, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

declined CSD (Eric Castelli)

(Refactored conversation starter) Hey there, I thought the CSD might be declined, but I'm just curious... Will an a7 always fail as long as the article includes the words "X is notable because ...". I thought it might still be deemed non-notable (regardless of the weak assertion), because Wikipedia does not even have an article on the software that seemingly makes this individual notable. $50 follow-up question: should I have just tagged this version with {{db-copyvio}} ? xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 18:56, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Depends on what they claim their assertion of notability is. This particular example makes a good case for notability. Once that happens, you are welcome to take it to AFD for further consideration. CSD is for blatantly obvious instances. If you have a question that it may be declined for speedy, do some research on it yourself and nominate it for AFD. if AFD deems it speediable, it often gets done. Chrislk02 Chris Kreider 18:59, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll have to delve deeper into the deletion policy. And the $50 follow up question? xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 19:04, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
Depends on how miuch work you want to do. You can always tag copy-vios for speedy. Or, if you wanna take some time, and you feel the subject is notable, you can re-hash the copyvioed information and cite where it was copy-viod from. Just depends on what you want to do, and if you feel the effort is worth it (I.E., is the subject notable enough to put the effort into it?). Chrislk02 Chris Kreider 19:06, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
I think the subject would fail at AFD due to lack of secondary source material which is reliable, intellectually independent, and independent of the subject (therefore, I won't take the time to rehash the primary sourced copyvio). Thanks for your time! xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 19:09, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

←Btw, I just dropped a review on your editor review page.Chrislk02 Chris Kreider 19:13, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

o you play GTAIV on XBL or PSN? Chrislk02 Chris Kreider 19:14, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
Oh , thanks! I play on XBL under the same gamertag as my Wikiname. Feel free to send me a friend req! xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 19:17, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
K, ill send you a friend request after I get off work. Chrislk02 Chris Kreider 19:18, 21 May 2008 (UTC)


Can you send me the text then to the page you deleted of mine? it was thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by Domenachi (talkcontribs) 20:24, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

I'm not an admin, but I asked one to retrieve the content for you. Best regards, xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 20:30, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
I have retrieved the content for the user at placed it at User:Domenachi/Page. Useight (talk) 20:35, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
As a side note, which cat were you speaking of at my talk page? Useight (talk) 20:37, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
Category:Wikipedia administrators who will provide copies of deleted articles =) xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 20:40, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
I'm in it now. Useight (talk) 20:47, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
Cool. To be honest I usually cut and paste anything of substance to the user talk after I CSD it, I just didn't in this case for some reason... Thanks again. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 20:54, 21 May 2008 (UTC)



I recently signed myself up for adoption, i looked at your adoptor listing and it said you an avid video gamer (this i like).

So Xenocidic, Have you got room to mentor another wiki user? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Prom3th3an (talkcontribs) 12:34, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

I'd be happy to. I'll prepare an adoption subpage for you and transclude it to your talk page. This way we can keep all discussion centralized. Don't forget to sign your posts with ~~~~ =). Feel free to ask any questions you have, big or small. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 12:39, 22 May 2008 (UTC)


(Re: [18]) I gave him instructions on how to add the statusbot template... it's on my monobook.js anyways... I'm a JavaScript coder... Sure! Getting my IP and contacting it for abuse? lolwtf (some editors even said that) is pointless... All right, i'm going to change something so it's impossible to copy :P --Creamy!Talk 14:06, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

yea, i took a look at your monobook - there's a lot in there! (I still prefer statusbot's automagic statusing, I always forget to manually change my status). thanks for burying the hatchet. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 14:07, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, there's a lot, a modified version of Twinkle, a newpage watcher (one that doesn't use external software) and scripts to close AfD and stuff... The best feature is a graphical counter... --Creamy!Talk 14:09, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
I'll have to take a closer look one day when I have more time. cheers, xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 14:10, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Niko Bellic article

Hi! Thanks for the contribution you made to the sub page. Could you please include the info about the interview with Michael Hollick. I've tried to access the website but its not working and I don't know why! So if you have time, feel free to add the info to the subpage. JayJ47 (talk) 10:24, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

How can you say he's polish or russian?? His surname Bellic clearly says he's from balkans, so he's Serbian or Croatian.

Skorec89 (talk) 15:31, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

What I meant by that was, in game he is referred to as a number of different nationalities by a number of different people. So I don't think the argument that someone says "here come the serbs" was particular persuasive in proving his nationality/ethnicity. I also think what may have actually been said was "here come the serfs" (peasant servants), but I'd have to replay the game to check on this. xenocidic (talk) 05:14, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

I'm not pointing on "here come the serbs" but at his surname, it is obvious that he's Balkan origin, because most of Serbian and Croatian surnames are ended by "ić" (pronounced itch), and there are only minimum polish and russian surnames with this ending. It will be best to ask somebody who can speak well serbian and croatian both.

sorry for my bad english

Skorec89 (talk) 15:26, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

The problem with that (asking someone who speaks Serbian or Croatian) is that it constitutes original research. While a good many sources state Niko is Serbian, I've advanced arguments as to why I find them unpersuasive. Sam Houser, the executive producer of GTA IV, has stated Niko is from that "gray area of Eastern Europe", this is why I've proposed we leave his nationality as "of unspecific Eastern European nationality" -- to prevent edit conflicts between those who believe he is Serbian and those who believe he is Croatian. xenocidic (talk) 15:30, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

I suggest that somebody, who has the game (unfortunately i don't have it), should post an example of Niko's native language (for example e-mails of his mother), and leave it for further comment by other users. Maybe the wiktionary can help a lot.--Skorec89 (talk) 18:14, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Another editor has suggested a different solution here. xenocidic (talk) 18:28, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

I didn't knew that there is a talk page for an article. I'm still new here... It can happen to anybody. :D--Skorec89 (talk) 18:41, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Yes, have fun reviewing the lengthly debate about Niko's nationality, it is also at Talk:Grand Theft Auto IV. I tried my best to come up with a "neutral" solution (being "Eastern Europe", since Serbia is included in that over-arching term), but it seems this is still unacceptable to some editors =). Anyways, feel free to drop by if you ever have any other questions! xenocidic (talk) 18:44, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

That's called patriotism... If I would be serb I would behave similarly like others who argue about it, so you can only accept it.--Skorec89 (talk) 18:50, 28 May 2008 (UTC)


Why do you keep reversing my edits on Bioshock...I have added proper referencing to the information that it is coming to PS3...There are mulitple sources confirming this (i've chosen one). what is the issue?

Source cite web | url = | title = 'Bioshock on PS3' rumor finally confirmed true | publisher = PS3Fanboy | date=2008-05-22 | accessdate = 2008-05-22 | first = Jem | last = Alexander. —Preceding unsigned comment added by KsprayDad (talkcontribs) 15:42, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

I didn't revert (at least not after you added the sources), I just moved it from "available" to "will be available" (see [19]). cheers, xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 15:44, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Ahh...I see now that you are accepting the reference and just re-wording. thanks for that. —Preceding unsigned comment added by KsprayDad (talkcontribs) 15:44, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
No problem. P.S., Don't forget to sign your posts with ~~~~ Happy editing, xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 15:45, 22 May 2008 (UTC).


Did you mean move {{WWS}} to a place like Template:User_WWS (which I did)? Cheers! WikiZorrosign 20:04, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

No, I mean move it to a subpage of the LAA Fan's WWS subpage, and CSD the remnants in template space (per WP:UBM). let me know if you need further clarification. best, xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 20:06, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Sure! WikiZorrosign 20:18, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
I fixed the transclusions and CSD'd the remnants. cheers, xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 20:38, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks.WikiZorrosign 20:39, 22 May 2008 (UTC)


No prob ;-)CobaltBlueTony™ talk 21:10, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

I didn't realize you were an admin when I undid your undoing, I'm still curious why you'd strike it though, as it wasn't blatant trolling? (oops, I just noticed the "ashamed of yourself part" which is a little trollish - never mind...nothing to see here!) xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 21:07, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
must have an instinct for these schlupsCobaltBlueTony™ talk 21:13, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Having Fun?

;-)  Frank  |  talk  21:12, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

My userpage

Yeah, I'm trying to revamp my page. Do you know how to change the color of that bar you put in to a dark gray? I'm looking for something more masculine that that lavender color. Useight (talk) 02:43, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

LOL way to make me feel all self-concious about my "lavender" divboxes! (Fixed) xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 12:20, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
Hey, thanks. I've been trying to overhaul my page (since it was still just a bunch of text from what I typed in as a new editor), and I've got a couple editors to chip in, so it'll probably still change a lot over the next few days. Useight (talk) 14:52, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
No problem. One suggestion if you're going to keep the black background is to span-style the links so that they're bold red (or whatever font colour you settle on) the dark blue is tough to read on the black background. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 14:55, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I've noticed the blue is hard to read against the black, but I couldn't figure out how to change the color of links. I was thinking maybe I'd just change the background to a light red and make the text black. Useight (talk) 14:59, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
Here's an example of how to do it. I'm not gunna lie though - I'm not a fan of the black background, so your other idea would be best =) xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 15:02, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
I ended up changing the color scheme completely. Still a work in progress, but what do you think so far? Useight (talk) 15:46, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
definately better than the black, but now it makes the blue links hard to read (lol). make the links bold-black, or lighten the blue. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 15:50, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

an observation

it seems like half the people i talk to, you talk to soon after (elaborate on what i said) are you stalking me??? :-P Prom3th3an (talk) 14:46, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

In a word, yes. =) You're my adoptee, it's my responsibility to watch over you. ;> xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 14:49, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Here have a cookie!



Do you know how to make a template? I already have the text and everything written down, I just want to put it in a template to make it more acssesable. Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 16:50, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Is it a single/personal-use template, or something that others might have use of? If it's just for yourself, just create it somewhere in your userpage space, then you can subst it or transclude it when you need it (i.e. User:Xeno/welcome). If it's something everyone might use, then create it at Template:whatever it should be called. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 16:53, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
(P.S. I found what you're referring to, if you look at the welcome thing I linked above, you can see how to trick it into encoding your signature). xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 17:00, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks {{subst:smile}} Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 17:10, 23 May 2008 (UTC)


hello i lost the adoption section.

i have a little question.
what is a subpage and what is it used for. Electrical Experiment 23:43, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
Sorry wrong user. :) opps Electrical Experiment 23:47, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
Not sure if you're still seeking an answer to your question, a subpage is a nested page, for example User:Electrical Experiment/sandbox would be a subpage. Many people use subpages to keep their main userpage to a manageable size. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 17:16, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks anyway Electrical Experiment (talk) 19:55, 24 May 2008 (UTC)


R u still adopting? ElectricalExperiment 20:40, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I am still adopting, would you like me to adopt you? xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 16:13, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Editor review

I gave you a brief review, if you'd like to take a look. And by brief, I mean really quite brief, since I saw that several other editors had already reviewed you. If you'd like me to dig deeper, I can do so. Useight (talk) 19:54, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for your comments. Feel free to do a deeper dive into my contribs if you have the time, but it's probably not necessary at present. cheers, xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 17:59, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

are you trying to adopt me?

Are you trying to adopt me? cos i saw you on my history, are you really? Would you really do that for me? BJ (talk) 20:44, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Hey there. Thanks for your messages at my talk page (including the barnstar). My edit to your page was simply to properly date your adoptme request. While I'd be willing to adopt you, I see that you've already been adopted by oo7565. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions that s/he is unable to answer. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 16:04, 26 May 2008 (UTC)


Any one who has seen my work on wikipedia, i cordially invite you to attend My latest RFA which i will attend in a short time. Thankyou, cheers BJ (talk) 21:06, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

RFA completed

My RFA is readdy:Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Bjaco18 BJ (talk) 21:42, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

you will wanna be online know

ARK: one Act of Random Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Here you go, have a nice day BJ (talk) 21:54, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Admin Coaching

Hey there Xenocidic, I've looked over your edits (per the Editor Review) and think you can be ready for a run for RfA in about a month or so. If you are still interested in having me as a coach, let me know and create a coaching page User:Xenocidic/admin coaching. The first thing that I'm going to do is ask you to answer the 3 questions asked of admin candidates. I picture this being an easier/higher level coaching as you are all but ready without the coaching. If you accept, please realize that there are some people who are currently opposed to coaching a may vote oppose for no other reason than you went through coaching. But I think the benefits outweigh those few possible opposes.Balloonman (talk) 06:57, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

 Done. and don't worry, I've weighed the benefits and the detriments of admin coaching and I agree that it's far more beneficial than a handful of opposes. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 15:52, 26 May 2008 (UTC)


Why did you move this into the template space? Per userbox migration, non encyclopedia userboxes should be in the userspace. Furthermore, did you ask Vandal Warrior for permission before moving his userpage? xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 18:37, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

I didn't know that is should be under "User name of userbox" and not "Template: User name of userbox". Well, I didn't know this at the time. I created the rest of my userboxes that way, but I forgot about moving the other one. I don't have The Vandal Warrior's permission, because the user is not active. I though I could "steal" the userbox without anyone knowing. Sorry about that. I won't do it again. Meaty♠Weenies (talk) 18:56, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Non-encyclopedic userboxes should have the syntax User:Meaty Weenies/name of userbox. Please see WP:UBX and WP:UBM for more on this. Best regards, xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 18:58, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
So is Template:User Cornish ancestry okay? That's what I used for all my ancestry userboxes and I used Template:User ICC for people who attend/attended Ivybridge Community College (ICC). Meaty♠Weenies (talk) 19:02, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Those userboxes should be ok, since they're somewhat encyclopedic. Just keep in mind any "silly" (for lack of a better word) userboxes like "This user likes GTA", "This user likes pie", "This user wouldn't mind being slapped with a rainbow trout" should be created as a subpage of your userspace. If you're not sure, ask me, or err on the side of caution and put it in your userspace. Happy userboxing! xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 19:05, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Got it! Thanks! Meaty♠Weenies (talk) 19:08, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
No prob. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 19:12, 26 May 2008 (UTC)


Thank you for your Barnstar -- this is the first time anyone gave me such an honour in a completely spontaneous manner. I am completely and happily shocked by this. Can I please: do I know you? I don't recall seeing your handle before. In any event, thank you...truly. Ecoleetage (talk) 01:40, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

No, you don't know me. I just thought you deserved this ;>. Anyways, hope tommorow brings a less stressful day =) xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 01:42, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Thank you, truly. Ecoleetage (talk) 01:43, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Because it would be callous not to repay kindness:

Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
For grace, sincerity and intelligence. Ecoleetage (talk) 01:50, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the barnstar =) Happy editing! xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 02:32, 27 May 2008 (UTC)


see talk page-- (talk) 17:49, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

consider logging in, or at the very least, using a more descriptive edit summary. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 17:58, 27 May 2008 (UTC)


If you ever go for an RfA let me know and I'll be there to support you the whole way. Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 18:06, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Me too. - DiligentTerrier (and friends) 22:12, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
I also think you should RFA. Useight (talk) 22:15, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks gents! I'll probably be there in the near future, I'm just going to get some polishing done. xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 22:22, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Actually, I'm gonna have to terminate our coaching arrangement.Balloonman (talk) 23:49, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
I guess I'm shiny enough already. =) xenocidic (talk) 01:36, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

My userpage typo

- DiligentTerrier (and friends) 22:12, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

The typo from may 12th? LOL! no problem ;> xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 22:21, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Well, I didn't notice until later. Will you let me know when you're ready for a RfA? - DiligentTerrier (and friends) 22:45, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
My only concern is that it may appear to be canvassing, so perhaps you can watchlist this redlink: Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/Xenocidic. Thank you for your kind words =). xenocidic ( talk ¿ review ) 22:49, 27 May 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for invitation :). I was just looking forward to join Wikiproject Video Games. I see there are some Task Forces and departments. Is there any section coordinating old games (8-, 16- bit ) ? Cheers, Sir Lothar (talk) 23:50, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Not as far as I can see, but perhaps you could suggest it at the talk page of the WikiProject to see if there's interest in forming such a task force for retro games. xenocidic (talk) 01:25, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

The Nom

You're ready. Go for it. When you do go for it, make sure that you wait until you are going to be online for 2-4 hours after transcluding the nom. People expect the nom to be able to respond to queries right away... if you don't respond to questions right off, people start getting ancy. They don't mind waiting if the question is posted a few hours after the nom, but you really do want to respond to early questions. Also, you might want to review this It's an essay I wrote on the RfA process. Good luck.Balloonman (talk) 23:51, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Alright, finally :P. I've had your RFA page watchlisted for a while now. Good luck. Useight (talk) 01:08, 28 May 2008 (UTC)


I accept your addoption offer. ElectricalExperiment 00:34, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Great! Feel free to drop by with any questions. I'll create an adoption subpage for you tomorrow, so we can centralize discussions. xenocidic (talk) 01:22, 28 May 2008 (UTC)


I've seen your username a few times around Wikipedia before, and I just noticed that you are running for RFA. Good luck with that! Also, I'm from Toronto too, so I just wanted to drop a note saying 'Hi fellow Torontonian!' Uh, yes, that's all. Gary King (talk) 01:56, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Cool =) I've seen you around as well. Which part of Toronto? I'm in the Mississauga area. Thanks for the well-wishes. xenocidic (talk) 02:01, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
I'm in Scarborough. Gary King (talk) 02:09, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Ah, I remember now. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was where I bumped into you the most. I managed to bring the article to FA status :) Gary King (talk) 02:48, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Congratulations on that! From what I've seen, bringing a VG to FA can be quite difficult. Kudos! xenocidic (talk) 04:58, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

WP Time

Howdy, Xenocidic. Out of curiosity, why does your userpage say that you've been on WP for over a year? I was under the impression from your RfA and your helloworld "blog" that it had been just under six months. GlassCobra 14:20, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

This is because my account was created on July 14, 2006, though I've only been actively editing since January 2008 (starting right around the first "hello world" entry). As such the RfA nom really only addressed my "active" time (I did do a bit of work back in 2006, but nothing major). Hope that clears up the confusion =). xenocidic (talk) 14:43, 28 May 2008 (UTC)


Gotta be the funniest edit summary I've ever seen on WP!  Frank  |  talk  19:26, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

=) xenocidic (talk) 19:27, 28 May 2008 (UTC)


I noticed you have taken over where I left off with FGWQPR. As you may be aware, some issues came up where I had to take an "enforced" Wikibreak. I was hoping that I might be able to co-adopt this user with your consent, as he and I were doing well together. Thanks and I look forward to working with you. Dusticomplain/compliment 12:36, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

I'd be happy to have you onboard as FGWQPR's co-adopter, as long as it's ok with him. xenocidic (talk) 12:38, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
I'll ask him. Thanks! Dusticomplain/compliment 12:39, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
FGWQPR has agreed to allow me to be a co-adopter. What do you want to do as of now? Can you catch me up on what you have been doing so far? Thanks, Dusticomplain/compliment 21:47, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
We haven't really done much at all, as FGWQPR has been fairly inactive since I came on board. See User:FGWQPR/adoption. xenocidic ( talk ¿ listen ) 21:52, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Your RFA comments

Your comments here reminded me of my own RFA, which had a final tally of 70-1. Useight (talk) 15:41, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

89 days? You couldn't have waited one more? sheesh - are you open to recall? ;> xenocidic (talk) 15:47, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
Actually, I really was planning on waiting one more day (December 2nd would've marked one year since creating my account and I thought that would be a good way to celebrate), but the RFA page looked like this and I just had to ruin it. :P Useight (talk) 15:51, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
wow, no RFA's running? people must have been x-mas shopping. xenocidic (talk) 15:54, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Looks like your RfA is goin good.Keep up the good work.Mr. GreenHit Me UpUserboxes 15:56, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

re Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/Dihydrogen_Monoxide_3

(Re [20])

Thank you. I fixed it. Oops! Bstone (talk) 22:40, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

no problem. you might also want to delete the errant neutral. xenocidic (talk) 22:41, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
I deleted the errant neutral, as the bot was picking up duplicate voters. xenocidic (talk) 23:04, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
FYI, we generally don't delete !votes---even duplicates---unless they are inflamitory and clearly made in bad faith. We'll even leave vandal !votes on RfA's. What you should have done is indented the duplicate with an explanation. That way it avoids any appearance of gaming the system.Balloonman (talk) 23:14, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
Gotcha. I just thought because it was the exact same vote, just put in the wrong section, it should've just been moved altogether rather than left behind. P.S. You might want to restore the neutral on my RFA that was changed to support. Here is the diff. (Dupe vote restored) xenocidic (talk) 23:18, 29 May 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for catching that peculiar bit of vandalism on my Talk Page! Ecoleetage (talk) 19:49, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

No problem. They used a deceptive edit summary to attempt to disguise their action. The IP has been blocked for 2 years as well. xenocidic (talk) 19:50, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
Some people need to get a life, truly! Say, how can a character like me help Wikipedia fight vandals? Where can I go around here to keep track of the digital miscreants who muddy up the various pages? And when I find them, how can I report them? Thanks! Ecoleetage (talk) 19:59, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
I typically find vandals by looking at my watchlists, as I have your talk page on mine at the present time. Before I was granted rollback ability, I used Twinkle to easily roll back the vandalism. When you feel the need to report a vandal, you can do so at Administrator intervention against vandalism. (Twinkle helps to automate this process). Let me know if any of these needs explained further. xenocidic (talk) 20:01, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Oh, that is good to know. I've heard about Twinkle, but never installed it. I also have Rollback rights, but never used that, either. I hope you don't find my Talk Page too boring! If you can, keep an eye on that GP75 guy's page that we talked about on Keeper's page earlier today. I want to make sure that no one is going to bait him to lose his cool (and his account, for that matter). I've already told people to back off from fighting there, but I'd appreciate an extra set of eyes to ensure this will work properly. Thanks again! Ecoleetage (talk) 20:09, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Don't worry, I already had GP75's talk page on my list due to an Adopt-a-user concern (see his archive 1). He does need to stop using Wikipedia as a Myspace and focus on improving the encyclopedia, though. xenocidic (talk) 20:13, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
Agreed. Let me try to get him in that direction. Thanks! Ecoleetage (talk) 20:15, 30 May 2008 (UTC)


For catching my errors on the RfA. And good luck to you - Her Pegship (tis herself) 05:30, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

No problem - good luck. xenocidic (talk) 05:31, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Re: Confused

(Re [21]) You are right -- I meant to write WP:RFC/U. Thank you for pointing that out; I've fixed it now. — xDanielx T/C\R 19:07, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

no problem! cheers, xenocidic (talk) 19:08, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

G'day mate

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Xenocidic I nominated B jacob (talk) 19:42, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Well, technically you didn't nominate, you just added your support. But I thank you all the same. =) xenocidic (talk) 19:45, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

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