User talk:Yanksox/archive7

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A smile for your compliments about my contributions[edit]

and because I love you. :)

Srose (talk) 03:28, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

"But mboverload, you ALREADY sent the weekly newsletter. What now?[edit]

Awb retf-pagelogo.png

Well this is important, so suck it up.

RegExTypoFix is now completely built into AutoWikiBrowser

Yes, that's right. My little project has now been integrated into Wikipedia's most famous utility. This expands my reach to around ~250 active users!

  • But mboverload, what does this mean? - It means that Wikipedia is going to suck less! Yay!
  • What do I do? - Download the latest version of AWB and go to More Options > Enable RegExTypoFix. Then go to then in the Start tab > Summary dropdown box select RegExTypoFix
  • What happened to including your name in it? How am I going to praise you with every edit? You mean "mboverload's RegExTypoFix"? Oh, just stick it in there, and complain on the AWB talkpage if you want my name in there standard =P.
  • How did this come about? Why wasn't I told? - Because it was secret. I have known about this for about a week I think. Putting my typofixing into AWB was suggested in the talk page, however people talking about including spellchecking in AWB has gone back awhile. Martin, the creator and only developer of AWB, informed me and I was absolutely flattered. I now have developer access to AWB so I can update AWB with the latest RETF without having to bother him.
  • What about updates and the newsletter?
    • All updates are just going to be small files with the latest new words and fixes. When AWB updates just throw out the file until I release the next supplemental update.
    • I will be releasing the full RegExTypoFix, however it's going to be in the format that AWB uses it and not in its settings xml format. It's way easier to read, though.
    • You'll still be getting the newsletter, full of keen insights into the wiki hivemind and commentary on mind-body meta relationships.
  • mboverload, how long HAVE you worked on RETF anyway? I estimate 50 hours. Using my most accurate method of finding and verifying typos nets me 20 new lines an hour. This does NOT include the hours I've spent testing it.
  • Where can I find a list of typos to fix? User:Mboverload/RegExTypoFix/full
  • Whore-much? Silence you republican neo-con communist hippie! --mboverload@

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Hiya, I was in the process of adding some information about Entropy Nightclub but you deleted the article. I started with adding a quick stub and was going to add a history, list of venues the club has been in, some of the DJs who've played for us in the past, music policy, etc.

Entropy has been running for 5 years in Bath and is well-known in the local alt-scene. People come up for the night from Bristol, Devon, Cheltenham and even down from Leeds and London on occasion.

I really wanted to put some stuff up about where the club has been, why it was created, etc.

I wasn't thinking of it as a marketing ploy, just somewhere to write some things about it.

I see that there are lots of other clubs in the UK mentioned. If we're not 'notable' enough, I guess I'll leave it alone.

Anyway, hope this explains what I was doing. If I need to get the whole article in in one go I can write it and submit it but I was doing a bit at a time as I got time at work. I've never added any articles to Wikipedia before but I read all the newbie stuff and didn't think I was doing anything wrong.

Thanks for reading.

Cheers, Jim.

Watch page Jonathan Bennett (actor)[edit]

Hello, Please keep an eye on the page in the title because an anon user that you have banned temporarily before, keeps defacing it. Thanks--Thomas.macmillan 13:41, 2 August 2006 (UTC)


Have a cookie :)

Have a cookie. And check out my wikiproject...and remember the cell phone. :) Srose (talk) 03:19, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

You've got a Thank you card![edit]


Talk page guidelines[edit]

I thought you might like to check out some work I've done on the guidelines. Tyrenius 08:23, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

Image tagging for Image:BrocktonFootball.jpg[edit]

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Page protection[edit]

Hello there.

I noticed you are patrolling the requests for page protection. Would you maybe have a look at Wikipedia:Requests_for_page_protection#Image:Hassan_Nasrallah_Hezbollah.jpeg_.28edit.7Ctalk.7Clinks.7Chistory.7Clogs.29?

I am fed up wasting my time in order to ensure that this photo is not deleted nor removed from pages, even though no serious arguments have been advanced against it. Cheers Bertilvidet 17:31, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

Thank you so much. Hope you will keep an eye on the user in question, as the actions seem rather disruptive. Even though most of their edits do not concern images which are so clealy licensed, I can not understand their motive. Bertilvidet 17:54, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Warren Kinsella[edit]


An Arbitration case in which you commented has been opened: Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Warren Kinsella. Please add evidence to the evidence sub-page, Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Warren Kinsella/Evidence. You may also contribute to the case on the workshop sub-page, Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Warren Kinsella/Workshop.

On behalf of the Arbitration Committee, --Tony Sidaway 19:23, 5 August 2006 (UTC)


You've been approved to use VandalSniper. Please let me know if you have any problems getting it working. --Chris (talk) 04:03, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

How you doing[edit]

Whatchu so stressed out with? Come on google talk... - CrazyRussian talk/email 05:47, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Hmmm... what part of google talk do you not understand? - CrazyRussian talk/email 05:53, 6 August 2006 (UTC)
Ah.. g"n. - CrazyRussian talk/email 05:55, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Your lipstick[edit]

I didn't know you could put it on at home. I thought you had to go to someone for that. :)—WAvegetarian(talk) 07:14, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Smile :)[edit]

Wonder if I'll hear from you soon? Hint, hint. ;) And hey, really, check out the project. :P Love, Srose (talk) 13:48, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

  • Ack, no, I didn't mean to encourage you to join it - just to look it over and give me pointers. >< Sorry. Check your gmail? Yesterday was great :) -Srose (talk) 14:53, 6 August 2006 (UTC)
    • I'm foncused. Is your phone working?... I called. Srose (talk) 15:40, 6 August 2006 (UTC)
      • Cell phone? :/ What shows are you doing? Srose (talk) 15:49, 6 August 2006 (UTC)
      • Please check your gmail. Srose (talk) 16:48, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

You beat me to it[edit]

I was just about to post that I'm back on your page lol. I couldn't stay away the Wiki is addicting Æon Insane Ward 16:41, 6 August 2006 (UTC)


Just wanted to thank you for the speedy response to my request to semi-protect the list. I hope it won't have to be long, either, but if you look at the history of the page, we get several attacks nearly every day. Is there a "quota" that needs to be met to have the semi-protect stay in place? Thanks for your help.Chidom talk  18:29, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

For you![edit]

Barnstar of Humour3.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
To YankSox for having a great sense of humor and trying to keep me here and being one of the reasons I came back. Æon Insane Ward 21:04, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

That is an awesom pic!! Æon Insane Ward 21:07, 6 August 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for reverting vandalism to my user page. Now I know someone other than me is watching my user page :P. Thanks again, and keep up the good work! Ian Manka Talk to me! 21:08, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, to be honest, I don't know how to respond to that. Wow, obscenely quick response. Ian Manka Talk to me! 21:12, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Abu badali[edit]

Hello, Yanksox. I would greatly appreciate if you could voice your opinion on my RFA. Thanks in advance. Best regards, --Abu Badali 00:49, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

August 6th, 2006 WP:RETF update[edit]

Note you are getting this because you are signed up on the RETF spamlist
Hey guys. Before I do anything, I have to thank all these people who have helped me make RETF more bug-free via my challenge to them on the Language noticeboard. Some were redundant lines, and some were words that probably never appear in Wikipedia, but as I said, I don't want any false positives in RETF.

THANKS GUYS! Now for the fixes and suggestions put on the RETF page:

  • 'behaviour' is a legitimate UK English spelling --Guinnog
  • 'councellor' to 'councillor' when 'counsellor' could be the intended word. --mattbr30
  • "Costal" is a real word, meaning "related to the rib" —Mets501 (talk)
  • 'judgemental' to 'judgmental'. According to my dictionary, both are equally acceptable. mattbr30
  • 'Adaptions' to 'Adaptations'. JoeSmack Talk
  • repond and variants -> respond --Guinnog

RETF development[edit]

I don't know what to say really. Something has come up and I might not be able to continue to update RETF after the next week or so.......I have put in countless sleepless nights of just me, my computer, and a case of Rockstar energy drink working on this. It has made me feel that I really am a devoted Wikipedian.

I have developed RegExTypoFix from a little hobby of mine into a full SourceForge project. I told a friend that I’ve worked 50 development hours in all. I have a really bad sense of time, but I’m sure it was more. I won’t lie, I am very proud of my work. Hopefully this will be used long after I leave.

To ensure that, I need a person/people to become admins on the RETF project. I don’t ask that you do anything but fix any errors that people report. There is a bit of a process to doing this, but I can teach you. Please send me a message on my talk page. Please my close friends only please, I hope you understand that I want to 100% trust this person. However, I might just hand it off to User:Bluemoose, as if he didn’t have enough on his plate =D.

Download + more[edit]

User:Mboverload/RegExTypoFix/updateboxTo keep an eye on RETF, you can use {{User:Mboverload/RegExTypoFix/updatebox}} and it will produce the box you see here =D. When AWB updates, I can turn it green on command =P

Extract Typos.xml from the zip file either using the zip extraction tool provided with XP or use 7zip.

Under the new system that Martin (User:Bluemoose) developed Typos.xml is separate from the settings file. This way it can be easily swapped out and doesn't interfere with your own personal find and replace settings. Put it in the AWB directory. It is loaded automatically when you start AWB.

In addition, each Typos.xml file comes coded with a version number. Perhaps in some future release AWB will be able to check to see if there's an update for you!

The latest version is not built into AWB, you will have to download it here Just updated a few minutes ago. --mboverload@ 01:52, 7 August 2006 (UTC)


[1] Thanks! --Chris (talk) 04:02, 7 August 2006 (UTC)


red sox rule --AirforceguyScramble! 05:21, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

User Vksanger[edit]

You indefinitely blocked this user as a spamming only account. He has contacted the unblocking list asking to be unblocked. My understanding is that he kept on placing links regarding brushes for various models of cars in their articles. I would be grateful for any advice that you can give me. Capitalistroadster 08:38, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Return Smile[edit]

Thanks. Sometimes I wonder, but at least I meet decent people despite all the other stuff. Speaking of which, are you a Yankees or Red Sox fan? Attic Owl 00:58, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Good man! It's good to know there's another member of The Nation around here -- I was wondering, being a Yankees fan and a Red Sox fan seems like blasphemy. Attic Owl 14:19, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

I'm sorry[edit]

I'm sorry for acting like some vandal supervillan. Please forgive me. I will try my best to stop vandals and improve wikipedia. My new account will be known as Kowakian skater. Don't ban me yanksox i mean no harm please 01:27, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

How come you get a vandal username entourage? I wanted one of those. It's not fair. 9.9 —WAvegetarian(talk) 06:07, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

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Shiny things[edit]

Yanksox, thank you very much for the shiny new barnstar. My first one! I very much appreciated receiving it. It's nice to feel noticed. Cheers, Agent 86 15:49, 8 August 2006 (UTC)


What happened to the lesson? Srose (talk) 23:51, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

GHe's RfA[edit]

A smile for you...[edit]

Michael 04:19, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome! Michael 04:21, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

The Metatron (talk · contribs)[edit]

Give it to Srose. She'll love it.

Re [2], don't forget to subst your warning templates. I denied the unblock request. BTW, love that box you added. Stole it w/in 2 minutes! :) - CrazyRussian talk/email 05:27, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

I stole it from you w/in 2 minutes of your adding it. - CrazyRussian talk/email 05:35, 9 August 2006 (UTC)
Ok. Here's a diamond for you, smartass :) - CrazyRussian talk/email 05:42, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

My nom[edit]

Hey man! Thanks for the well-written nom. I have added my answers and my acceptance - should be ready to post soon. I found a couple typos in the nomination text - is it cool for me to fix them, or is it better for you to do it? My username is misspelled in a couple places, and I think Wikipedia -> Wikipedian and maintance -> maintenance. :) --Aguerriero (talk) 14:31, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Crz added a co-nom and a little copyediting - we're listed and ready to go! --Aguerriero (talk) 15:01, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

History Merge needed[edit]

From Millcreek Township, Williams County, Ohio to Mill Creek Township, Williams County, Ohio. Thanks. - CrazyRussian talk/email 01:37, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Thank you. Makes me feel like shit to have to ask... - CrazyRussian talk/email 01:47, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Hi there[edit]

Let me know when you're on so I know to get on gmailchat. PS: I was right... 58 minutes. :P Oh, and I already told Crz - if you disagree with my moving your "semisquabble", feel free to move it back. :) Srose (talk) 01:59, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

  • Nevermind, I'm hitting the hay. Call in the morning. Srose (talk) 03:21, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Kevin Federline semi-protect[edit]

Give your decline request on semi-protect page, I reach out to you again, requesting that this issue be further reviewed. currently 60% of the history attached to that article in a 10 day moving average is either vandals or reverts. True it is not an "active" vandal, but it is constantly being fudged with on regular basis almost exclusivly by non-logged in users. Semi-protect would help reduce vandals greatly. Please reconsider request Hackajar 11:23, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for looking into this Hackajar 11:37, 10 August 2006 (UTC)


Sorta need to talk to you about something. Call/gmail asap. Srose (talk) 21:19, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Srose (talk) 23:01, 10 August 2006 (UTC)


Would you please answer the question posed to me about why I protected talk:Lostpedia? I don't remember, and I can't see inside now to tell what made me decide to do it. Thank you kindly. - CrazyRussian talk/email 15:31, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Please, delete the talk. - CrazyRussian talk/email 00:10, 11 August 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, deleted the page that says {{deleted}} - CrazyRussian talk/email 00:12, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Can you take a look at this please?[edit]

There is an Afd here that really only myself and one other editor have commented on. Well, that's unless you count what I believe are sockpuppets of the guy who the is article about spamming it with ridiculousness. I am going on WikiBreak tonight and if I see this gets Kept when I return I may vomit. If you could take a look I would appreciate it, I didn't know what else to do. Thanks DrunkenSmurf 22:45, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Chocolate brownies.jpg The Tasty Baked Goods Award
YankSox is granted this award in recognition of his efforts in thwarting those who would spam and vandalize Wikipedia. DrunkenSmurf 00:23, 15 August 2006 (UTC)


User:Crzrussian/shortpages has landed. Go ahead and put it on your watchlist - don't be shy. Thanks for volunteering. - CrazyRussian talk/email 05:09, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

Suggestion: Use AWB to edit the pages. It's a whole lot easier. Let me know if you want me to cook up some settings (crz has them already). alphaChimp laudare 06:04, 13 August 2006 (UTC)
See, if we gave Alphachimpbot sysop powers, this would be a total nonissue =D. I will help...once I can edit said pages. nite alphaChimp laudare 06:10, 13 August 2006 (UTC)
Yes, I made it for use with AWB - it's even formatted for an AWB file. - CrazyRussian talk/email 17:47, 14 August 2006 (UTC)


Why did You delete the Hedgpeth article? You did it so effectively that there is not even a trace on my user page. If the man is worth an obit an picture in the NYT, how can You delete him with-out comment? If You look at Google scholar, You'll see that he produced a number of scholarly reports that are cited in other works.

I disagree with Your comment that there was 'not one little bit' of content in the article to indicate that it should be kept. But beyond that, Your deletion was a violation of the immediate deletion policy. There was no reason to believe that the article was vandalism, etc. If You thought it was not worrthy, then follow the procedure for NORMAL deletion. Kdammers 00:49, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

"patent nonsense or pure vandalism" - Clearly the article as I first wrote it did NOT qualify under these, the only two reasons I see listed for speedy deletion. I didn't write more because I wasn't sure how to word it with-out copyright infringement. But I still will argue that a regular obit in the NYT is prima facie grounds for an article. (One of the problems I have with the criteria is that articles are supposed to be NPOV and supported with refs; when some-one uses a word like "significant," that elicits a lambast that significant is a POV (I've even seen similar fights on the Shakespeare page!). I also thought if I psoted the bare bones, specialists could flesh it article. Kdammers 01:00, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

I see what You mean now (the guidelines are contradictory to me, since the first sentence or so explicitly restricts the action to conditions of nonsense and vandalism, where-as A7 (and some other parts) include other factors. I guess I really disagree with A7, since a normaly paced delete can be used on such articles, which do no harm and can form the basis of a generally acceptable article IF given a little time. Kdammers 01:26, 15 August 2006 (UTC)


Could you move Dmitry Sergeyevich Sipyagin to Dmitry Sipyagin to in order to "eliminate patronymic from title". Thanks, darling. - CrazyRussian talk/email 18:19, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks! - CrazyRussian talk/email 01:04, 15 August 2006 (UTC)



=D <8 Srose (talk) 22:13, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the link... still won't work, though. Arrrgh. Dang machine. CP? Srose (talk) 02:06, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
    • Hey! I was in the middle of listing that, you edit conflicted me out. :P CP?! Srose (talk) 02:19, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict[edit]

I don't want to wheel war but I think protected this is bad since it's on the main page and will be. We have alot of eyes looking at this article. Yanksox 02:29, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

You're right. I asked other admins, they agree that it shouldn't be protected. I'll unprotect it now. See you around! —Mets501 (talk) 02:35, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Meathead (2nd nomination)[edit]

Hi Yank,

Meathead was prod'ed today and I forwarded it on to AFD. Could you please sprotect the AFD before the sockpuppets start flooding back in again. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  15:18, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

I should have double checked before asking you after I got home. Mets501 has taken care of it already. --  Netsnipe  (Talk)  15:20, 15 August 2006 (UTC)