User talk:Xtzou

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Hello, Xtzou, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Keep up the good work! PWdiamond 20:24, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Thank you! Xtzou (Talk) 20:31, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Leonid Brezhnev[edit]

No no, your edits have done no harm to the article, actually quite to the contrary, I like your edits and hope you'll continue! ;P --TIAYN (talk) 15:22, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your review; all comments have been adressed. --TIAYN (talk) 14:45, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
Think I've fixed it. Question; do i need to post this here? --TIAYN (talk) 03:37, 26 May 2010 (UTC)
No, you can post replies about the article on Talk:Leonid Brezhnev/GA1. Xtzou (Talk) 09:52, 26 May 2010 (UTC)
No apologies needed. You may have used more time than expected on the review, but thats not a bad thing, it only proves that you have done a good job. :) --TIAYN (talk) 13:56, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Thank you for all the time and effort you put into editing The Killer article. It's greatly appreciated! Andrzejbanas (talk) 18:31, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

You are very welcome. It was a pleasure learning about the film. Best wishes, Xtzou (Talk) 18:32, 31 May 2010 (UTC)


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Xtzou (Talk) 21:14, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

  • One more talkback on my talk page, same link as before. - NeutralHomerTalk • 23:42, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

A Userbox[edit]

With your help, together we brought the Stephens City, Virginia article to Good Article status. May I be the first to award you the following userbox and thank you for helping me on this article. I look forward to working with you in the future as I move the article closer to Featured Article status.

Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Stephens City, Virginia to good article status.

Again....Thank You! :) - NeutralHomerTalk • 23:52, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Thank you! It was a pleasure. Xtzou (Talk) 23:54, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Kent, Ohio[edit]

Not to burden you with endless article reviews, but if you could take a look at Kent, Ohio, it's been on hold for 3 days after a 3 week wait for a review. I would appreciate any comments if you have the time. --JonRidinger (talk) 23:56, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Have you contacted the editor who put it on hold? Sometimes RL interferes for a few days. Another editor can't step in and take over the review unless it is clear that the original reviewer has deserted his post. So some length of time has to pass. Regards, Xtzou (Talk) 00:05, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

GA nom[edit]

Thanks for the ping. Yes, I'm still interested in the nomination. I was off-wiki all Memorial Day weekend, so I just got your message today. I'll try to address the issues in a day or two. Thanks for your review and your patience. Acdixon (talk contribs count) 19:43, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

Great! Xtzou (Talk) 19:45, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your patience. It's been one of those weeks. I've combined some paragraphs and added some headings to the article. Let me know if these changes are not sufficient. Also, be advised that I will be off-wiki again this weekend, so if further action is needed, it may be early next week before I can address it. Acdixon (talk contribs count) 15:45, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
It's fine. It is a GA now. Xtzou (Talk) 16:08, 4 June 2010 (UTC)


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- NeutralHomerTalk • 21:52, 1 June 2010 (UTC)


Hi, I was aware that the link belongs under external links but have seen articles without such a section put them to another low section. Do you think an external link should be put in now (and which one), otherwise someone will think their browser is broken since the space directly under the heading is empty, or not? Regards Hekerui (talk) 19:12, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi, I was thinking of removing the "External links" heading (since there are no external links), but still leaving the commons cat at the bottom. As I remember, the rationale for having it there, rather than elsewhere, is that clicking on it essentially sends a reader away from and so a link to the Commons should not be mixed with internal links that don't take the reader away from Regards, Xtzou (Talk) 19:16, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
Sounds like a plan. Hekerui (talk) 19:35, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
I hate those enormous curly quotes in the article for the quoteboxes . They really screw up the format in my browser. What do you you think? Xtzou (Talk) 19:39, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
I don't think they're that bad, but you could start a discussion on the talk page. Btw have you been an editor before? For someone who only registered in March you are quite proficient! Hekerui (talk) 22:42, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
Well, if you don't then I won't bother. Thanks for your input. Yes, I have been an editor before. Xtzou (Talk) 22:47, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
As who? Perhaps I remember :) Hekerui (talk) 15:00, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Chuck Berry[edit]

Hi there, I have begun a review of your GA nomination and have entered some comments at Talk:Chuck Berry/GA1. Feel free to ask me questions. Best wishes, Xtzou (Talk) 20:42, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for doing this. I've made some ammendments and left comments for you. Regards. SilkTork *YES! 22:59, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. I would like to see this article get it together. I have responded on the GA review page. Regards, Xtzou (Talk) 23:13, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Nominated for best edit summary: 'getting rid of a "thus" - always a good moment' HAR! Fliponymous (talk) 20:13, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

Hey, thanks! Xtzou (Talk) 20:17, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

2010 NASCAR races[edit]

When you start rewording, such as what you are doing to 2010 Autism Speaks 400, does it mean that you will soon check it for GA-Status? I was just wondering.--Nascar1996 19:09, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

Yes, if someone else doesn't do it first! Regards, Xtzou (Talk) 19:15, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
Okay, thanks for reviewing the articles! --Nascar1996 19:17, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

Deepwater Horizon oil spill[edit]

Hello - Please do not remove the internal anchored links from the article. Such links are perfectly fine, and all of the other knowledgable editors who (like me) have been working on the article for weeks are in support of their existence. You appear to be confusing these links with links that are used as references, which are entirely different. Cgingold (talk) 21:59, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

GA reviews[edit]

I greatly appreciate the reviews. I have responded to your comment on my talk page, and at Talk:Ross Perot presidential campaign, 1992/GA1. --William S. Saturn (talk) 18:27, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

I responded there also. I don't wish to cause you trouble and I think you are a very good writer. Perhaps this article can be sharped a bit, and benefit from that. Xtzou (Talk) 18:35, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
Thank you and I definitely agree. --William S. Saturn (talk) 18:49, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
Also, I responded on the review page. --William S. Saturn (talk) 17:37, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
I responded there. Xtzou (Talk) 17:55, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
I responded as well.--William S. Saturn (talk) 00:00, 9 June 2010 (UTC)


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Thank you for the countless GA reviews you have done, as well as your tireless efforts as an editor. I noticed that you completed multiple reviews simultaneously. This is truly remarkable, especially since they were all done throughly and with a great understanding of the GA criteria. Thanks to you, the backlog has been significantly reduced at GAR, and I am grateful that I have not had to wait months for a review since you began editing. I must also note that you are a very pleasant editor to work with and your copyediting skills are exceptional.

I hope you will be able to come back soon, and when you do, let me know if you have an article that you'd like for me to review, so I can return the favor. Regards, William S. Saturn (talk) 06:53, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank you very much! I always try to do my best for the encyclopedia. Xtzou (Talk) 16:27, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

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This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

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Request reason:

I've done no harm to the encyclopedia or to any other editor in the 10,000 edits I have made. I've tried to be as helpful as I can be in every way. To block me indefinitely only means that I can't ever contribute to Wikipedia again. Please reconsider.

Decline reason:

You have, as Mattisse, at least 31 socks, not including this one. Whether you have done harm with this specific sock is wholly beside the point. You cannot be trusted. --Anthony.bradbury"talk" 16:00, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

Please forgive me if I have filled out this request wrong. I can't figure out how to do it right and use the template correctly. Xtzou (Talk) 13:30, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

I think that right now would be a good time to answer the question posed above by Hekerui. --Anthony.bradbury"talk" 14:15, 11 June 2010 (UTC)
To reviewing admins: Xtzou/Mattisse has now submitted an unblock request that has been forwarded to Arbcom (specifically the Block/Ban Appeal Subcommittee) for review. You may also find the discussion of this block on my own talk page to be of interest and value in determining next steps. Risker (talk) 14:27, 11 June 2010 (UTC)
A distinction needs to be made that although I and Mattisse edited from the same account at times, Mattisse and I are not the same person. Mattisse did not edit from this account as far as I am aware of.

Roger Miller[edit]

Don't worry about, it is a good source. I corrected the link. It is ready to be passed. Thank you.--Lost Fugitive (talk) 23:11, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Ramones (Ramones album)[edit]

I am not clear why I cannot email. I wanted to congratulate the author of the GA review I was working on Ramones (Ramones album) and found I cannot email. What is the reason for that? I have not abused emailing priviledges. Xtzou (Talk) 18:57, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Actually, you have; several of your emails have been forwarded to me. I am now going to fully protect this talk page in order to assist you in disengaging. If you strongly desire to participate in a Wikimedia Foundation project, I suggest you consider Wikisource, where your attention to detail would be appreciated. Risker (talk) 19:44, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

German submarine U-42 (1939)[edit]

Hello. In May you approved this article as a good article. It included a citation to a book from the "Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases" series published by Icon Group International. Unfortunately, Icon Group International is not a reliable source - their books are computer-generated, with most of the text copied from Wikipedia (most entries have [WP] by them to indicate this, see e.g. [1]). I've only removed the reference, not the text it was referencing. I'm removing a lot of similar references as they are circular references; many other editors have also been duped by these sources. Despite giving an appearance of reliability, the name "Webster's" has been public domain since the late 19th century. Another publisher to be wary of as they reuse Wikipedia articles is Alphascript Publishing. Fences&Windows 15:46, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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Hello! Now, some of you might have already received a similar message a little while ago regarding the Recruitment Centre, so if you have, there is no need to read the rest of this. This message is directed to users who have reviewed over 15 Good article nominations and are not part of WikiProject Good articles (the first message I sent out went to only WikiProject members).

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