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Any conversations started here I will answer here, so if my response is important to you, you may want to put this page on your watchlist, or just check back. If I wrote to you on your talk page, feel free to reply there, as I will have put it on my watchlist. Thanks. -- Yksin (talk · contribs · count)


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Central Siberian Yupik[edit]

Just wondering why you changed the link on Eskimo-Aleut languages to refer to Yuit instead of Central Siberian Yupik. I've lived on St. Lawrence Island, and have studied some CSY (on SLI and in linguistics), and I've never heard the term Yuit used anywhere except on Wikipedia. I have changed the link back to CSY. Also, I updated the "exonym" paragraph, which stated that Eskimo is considered assumed deprecated; this was definitely not true when I lived in Alaska. Hopefully the paragraph and its citations now reflect accurate usage. --Dowobeha 21:09, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

The Legal status of Hawaii Page[edit]

Aloha Yksin -- I could really use your help as a member of the CSB project to take a look at this page and give your mana'o (thoughts). I am currently in a bit of a struggle over a question of "undue weight" (it is true that Hawaiians are now a minority in Hawai'i, and those both knowledgeable in history and willing and able to speak out about it are a relatively small group, but I don't think the indigenous viewpoint being squashed is ok either). I am not asking for anyone to participate in the struggle itself, but there needs to be a broader perspective, so if you can take a look at it and give your thoughts (it's okay not to know anything about the subject; it might be better that way), it would be really appreciated! I appreciate honesty, even if you do not agree with me. Aloha, --Laualoha 04:43, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

LGBT WikiProject Newsletter[edit]

Delivered on 16:00, 6 July 2007 (UTC).

indigenous peoples of the americas -- Demography section MOVE?[edit]

Dear Yksin: you seem up on the demography section Indigenous_Peoples_of_the_Americas#Demography_of_contemporary_populations. Any thoughts on my proposed move of the section to a new page? Talk:Indigenous_peoples_of_the_Americas#Demography_section--send_to_its_own_page.3F Dylanfly 15:09, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Problems with other Custer-related articles[edit]

Hi Yksin. Although the trouble with the Washita article has been partly dealt with, and the article is now much better-referenced and more neutral, there are still lots of problems with several other articles dealing with Custer's campaign. This time it's under- or poor referencing and blatant anti-Custer POV (e.g., edits like these). On the talk page of Wikipedia's article on Custer, I wrote that I intend "to delete the entire section [on Little Big Horn] in a week or two, and replace it with a much briefer summary of the battle, that's sourced". But the article on the Battle of Little Big Horn is almost as bad, and I'm not really sure what to do here. What are your thoughts? --Miskwito 20:05, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Whoa. This guy really had it in for Custer, didn't he? Only other edits from this IP were several months ago on one article, & seemed to consist largely of vandalism. S/he seems to have confused Washita w/ Sand Creek too. The other anon editor & this guy seem to mainly have been making good faith edits, but both suffer from lack of sourcing.
I agree that the Custer article has way more than it needs on Battle of the Little Bighorn, most of which should be in that article. Overall, I think the problem with both articles are pretty much as with the Washita article has had: editors who have more in-depth knowledge of the article's subject haven't sourced well, & probably thus have also allowed a lot of original research to creep in; & other editors with less in-depth knowledge probably have depended only on those sources that they can easily get to, like stuff that's online. What they need, to me, are at least one or two editors who are willing to study the subjects a bit -- reading books/articles, etc., preferably more than one per topic. That's pretty much what I'm doing w/ the Washita article (though I'm also getting sidetracked by looking at other stuff about the Cheyenne, though that has served to double & triple & quadruple-verify that Council of Forty-Four chiefs like Black Kettle were absolutely not warchiefs), & I need to get the actual writing done. But of course a good article takes time... & of course I have a different editing style than a lot of people -- I like knowing a subject in-depth.
How far are you willing to go on these? For just basic fixing of the articles, I would start by getting at least one good book on each topic, read them through, & compare them against what's written in the articles. Utley's bio of Custer Cavalier in Bucksin seems to be considered one of the better Custer bios (Utley overall is highly regarded as a historian); I don't know what the best single book on the Little Bighorn would be, there are so many to pick from. Then go through the articles section by section, starting with the sections that seem most problematic. I think it's also important to get other article editors to agree to basic Wikipedia standards, perhaps also declaring intent that new edits that are unsourced will be reverted. Editors who add new material that looks reasonably accurate but is unsourced might be approached to ask them to readd it with sourcing. For example, the second anon editor to me looked like s/he had some reasonable stuff, but it was (1) unsourced & (2) in the wrong article (should have been in the Little Bighorn rather than Custer article). Maybe writing to him/her talk page about it would be a good thing.
I'll be glad to help out where I can; I just can't afford to go as in-depth with it as I'm doing with Washita, because I'm already too close to biting off more than I can chew. But I do have Utley's Custer bio, which is some help, & I can also correct a couple of problems with the Washita stuff in the Custer article.
Does this help any? Ask for any help you need. --Yksin 21:11, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
BTW, I've got both articles on my watchlist, & saw what you've been doing there by way of keeping POV crud out of those articles. Good job! --Yksin 21:21, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
Thanks so much for the advice! I'll see if I can pick up Utley's bio tomorrow. --Miskwito 23:23, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
Okay, good news and bad news. The bad news is, the local bookstore didn't have Utley's bio of Custer, though I haven't checked the local library yet. The good news, though, is that I did buy or borrow three books related to Custer/Crazy Horse/Little Bighorn. The first is Killing Custer: The Battle of Little Bighorn and the Fate of the Plains Indians (1994) by James Welch. Welch was a Blackfoot novelist from Montana, and the book is part history and part a story of Welch's own journey of learning about the Indian Wars of the Plains; it's obviously written from an Indian perspective. Another (which I've only borrowed) is The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn (2007) by Joseph M. Marshall III. Marshall is Lakhota, and his book is also written from an Indian perspective of the events. The third book is Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors (1975) by Stephen E. Ambrose. I guess Ambrose was a very well-respected historian, and I haven't looked at his book much, but my understanding is that it's probably a more neutral history, and indeed, it's kind of a dual-biography: a biography of Custer and a biography of Crazy Horse in one. So hopefully, with these books (and Utley's bio, if I manage to get ahold of it) I'll be able to greatly improve the Custer and Little Bighorn articles. Take care, --Miskwito 16:27, 9 September 2007 (UTC)


Heh, no problem. Take care, --Miskwito 22:52, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks (re: Lesbian race)[edit]

Thanks for the prop-up with User:User765. I don't really know what, or how, to say what I intend to convey (not rhyming on purpose). Anyway, thanks. ZueJay (talk) 01:16, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

No problem, I like rhyme! I hope that our two notes, together, also give her (or him, but prob. her) a sense of welcome. --Yksin 01:24, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Moscone-Milk assassinations[edit]

After Jeffpw's latest outburst I'm wondering if I should bother even trying to do anything to help Wikipedia or if at this point the only thing people want to see me do is get stomach cancer and die. If you don't think you'll be ostracized for too close an association with me, though, I wonder if you would look at some observations I made at Talk:Moscone-Milk assassinations. I would have actually been bold and tried to fix the problems myself, but, well, you know how anything us anons do must be vile and ill-intentioned by definition. -- 20:38, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Completely off topic, but I'm just curious why you choose not to create an account. I went through about a half dozen of your edits and you seem articulate and well-reasoned. Of course, it's none of my business. I appreciate anonymity myself, but I like to have a consistent 'voice' on WP. Into The Fray T/C 22:45, 13 September 2007 (UTC)
Yo, 192. Yes, I will pay attention to that. I don't frankly care overmuch about whether the fact that I agree with you on the issue what the Twinkie defense was (i.e., a catchy media-coined phrase which caught on, but which did not accurately characterize the defense White's lawyers actually constructed for him -- though testimony about junk food was made, it was subsidiary to the overall defense) -- whether or not you edit as an anon IP is neither here nor there when it comes to facts found in reliable published sources. If someone decides to ostracize me for agreeing with an anon IP, I guess that's their privilege. [Shrug.] The content issues are different from the user conduct issues (WP:CIVIL, WP:NPA, & all that), & I've made that clear throughout too, I think. So. Anyway, I'm in the process of organizing my work & actually doing the work with several articles I've made commitments to in the last couple of months, & since my longest-standing commitment is to Battle of Washita River that's what I'm working on at the moment. Once I'm further along with that, I'll come back to this. --Yksin 02:10, 16 September 2007 (UTC)


Seems it's being taken care of now. :) Though I have to wonder what did that dude mean by, "This guy sure has his finger on the pulse!" This leaves me scratching my head... -WarthogDemon 05:11, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

I probably should have requested it myself long ago. Didn't really occur to me that it would become this ridiculous. What is the point of all this anyway? Self-promotional vanity? -WarthogDemon 18:20, 14 September 2007 (UTC)
Golly jee, convoluted is right. Yes, Wikiscanning sounds good. -WarthogDemon 19:54, 16 September 2007 (UTC)


Yeah, I understand. I got kind of overwhelmed myself, and then got myself immersed in a couple other things that are totally overwhelming me at the moment. Feel free to shoot me a line if you need help/support/advice/whatever. I couldn't even hardly comprehend what the last talk page section was supposed to be saying. And quite interesting that apparently GM is a part of the CW club. Whatever, hope you're not too stressed out! Murderbike 04:22, 16 September 2007 (UTC)



Oh, my! I passed! Thanks so much for your awesome support..! You're incredible..! And thanks for the beers...let me buy you one as well..! Maybe five or six... Dreadstar 20:48, 17 September 2007 (UTC)


Of course you passed! The only question now, with all this beer, is if you're also gonna pass out! --Yksin 20:50, 17 September 2007 (UTC)


Hic! <stagger>...oh my! Dreadstar 20:56, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

... uh... y'still got tha' bucket... I gave ya? [hic]]... might need it... f'r arfing... y'know... [hic] --Yksin 21:01, 17 September 2007 (UTC)


... brupp... I still got the' bucket...[hic]]... toss yer cookies in here...dear..I'll mop up later...;).. [hic] Dreadstar 23:36, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

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Cookies? Uh... sure.. [burp]... let me eat some first... [buuuurrrrrrrrpp]... ah... there y'go... [hic] --Yksin 00:00, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

LOL! You are too funny, my dear! Dreadstar 04:53, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Dreadstar RfA[edit]

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Thanks for your support and the congrats, I took the easy way out of thanking everyone by borrowing someone else's thank you card design...but know that I sincerely appreciate your support and confidence in me! Dreadstar 23:36, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

I just want to thank you for all your input at Dreadstar's RfA. It was much appreciated! As the nominator, I didn't feel it was my place to comment a whole lot, and it was great to have an outside voice as the voice of reason. Thank you! --Fang Aili talk 15:32, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Bluemarine RFC[edit]

Do I just sign the appropriate section with the tildes? Aatombomb 19:13, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Never mind - I get it now. It's certified, BTW. Aatombomb 19:16, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Thank you both! Typing monkey 19:52, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Yskin, thank you again for your guidance with the process. This is the first time I've gone into this kind of review procedure and I do appreciate your help very much.Typing monkey 21:53, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Glad to help. I put together a couple of mondo RfCs at the beginning of August, so I got some experience there. --Yksin 22:28, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

''(Repeating your comment for convenience) The evidence you just provided was of Bluemarine purportedly trying to warn about something you purportedly did wrong -- but the evidence you actually need for that section is of you or other editors cautioning him about his bad behavior, but which he ignored. --Yksin 00:31, 19 September 2007 (UTC)''

Yes, that's not the best example. Due to the sheer volume of discussion and bewildering tangents, I've become a little overwhelmed trying to reduce evidence to its proper form. I've taken offense to the way he's treated other editors but as I understand it, it is not my place to include those instances - it must be done by the editor involved in the dispute. Many of the particularly hateful comments were made on user talk pages rather than the article itself, and those instances are listed. I think WP:AUTO is obvious and for violations of WP:OWN I think you could list about ninety percent of Bluemarine's edits on the talk pages. Many times he simply ignores civil suggestions and starts a new topic or starts campaigning for the inclusion of a new vanity project. The talk pages have devolved into an endless cloud of sound and fury in which absolutely nothing gets accomplished, and it has been like this for several months. I know I am not doing the process justice. I did not realize that there was such a brief time limit for doing this and I now know I should have documented all of this before making the request. I think the time limit for providing "diffs" has expired. I think all of the editors who have contributed have spelled out the situation fairly plainly, but I should have given them a better structure to work with. I should have asked for an advisor before diving into this in the first place. I don't know how it will go, but you're the bees knees for nudging me along in the right direction on protocol. Typing monkey 01:08, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
Because I have inestimable respect for Yksin based on what I've seen through her edits and my previous interactions with her, I keep my eye on her page. That's how I came across your RfC. I just want to be clear that, the structure and evidence in the RfC notwithstanding, I think it does take great courage and a good deal of work to list one and that this one needed to be listed. I also wish to congratulate you on your fine usage of "bees knees". It makes me want to say "cool beans". :) Into The Fray T/C 01:13, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
Whoa, thanks, Into The Fray. That's a nice comment to come home to. Typing monkey: I've never heard of there being a deadline for when diffs for evidence can be provided for an RfC, at least not in its early stages, where this one is. It is best to to put the whole thing together as much as possible in a sandbox or wherever (which is what I did with the two I initiated) before actually posting it to the RfC pages. But I see no reason at this early stage in the RfC that additional evidence could not be brought. If nothing else, you can write your own "Inside view" on Bluemarine that includes any additional diffs that you didn't already provide. You actually can bring as evidence diffs about ways Bluemarine has treated other people beside just you -- i.e., if he's launched personal attacks/incivility on other people beside you, you can bring diffs of that as evidence, just as in the normal day to day course of events on Wikipedia any editor can warn any other of incivility/personal attacks regardless of who that person attacked. I will tell you that when I prepared the RfCs on the two people I did 'em on -- both on the same day, both in reference to the same article (Battle of Washita River), I erred (if I erred) on the side of supercomprehensivity -- each issue I brought up had to be clearly covered by policies, but so long as it was, damn betcha I brought it up. Also, RfCs aren't like RfAs, for which you only have a week: they are part of the dispute resolution process, & they theoretically can last as long as it takes for the disputes to be resolved, or for the editors involved to decide to take it up the line to ArbCom or wherever.
My plate's pretty full right now, but if you have questions, I will try to assist. You did the right thing in bringing this RfC; have patience for yourself in keeping it going to get the resolution of the disputes. --Yksin 05:36, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
P.S. it may be a couple of days, but I will be writing an "outside view" for this RfC, & if necessary will do my own bit of research to add diffs of his attacks on people, including use of anon IPs to do so. I don't know yet that he was using anon IPs on purpose or was just "forgetting to log in," but there's at least one instance in which he made a personal attack on Aatombomb from an anon IP, but also wrote enough commentary in the same comment to make it clear it was him. --Yksin 05:42, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
Thank you both for your encouraging comments. You are both the cat's meow! I've added to the evidence section, including a little about the currently suspected sockpuppet. I appreciate your time and look forward to your comments, Yskin. Typing monkey 03:40, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

I e-mailed you a couple of weeks ago and you haven't responded. If you have too much on your plate, that's fine. If not, could you help me sort out some things? Here are my current perplexions: On September 18, I sent out a notice about the Sanchez/Bluemarine RfC to all of the editors (including Sanchez/Bluemarine) who were involved in editing the page or in the discussion within the last few months. How long should I wait before continuing the process farther along the dispute resolution chain? I was thinking of going forward with a request for arbitration after about another week or so, but I have two main concerns: 1. Bluemarine hasn’t responded. He’s received notice of this RfC (twice) on his talk page. I’m not sure if I should encourage him to respond or just leave it alone. 2. There is one admin who has been significantly involved in the discussion who has not responded at all to the Request for Comment - WJB. I’m not sure if he’s prohibited from comment because he’s an seems odd that he has not joined in the RfC given his level of involvement in the article in question. 3. I would prefer to go straight to arbitration rather than mediation given Sanchez’s attitude towards attempts to reason directly with him in the past. Is this considered skipping a step, or would it be problematic for any other reason? I look forward to your comments. Again, if you're too busy, simply say the word. Typing Monkey - (type to me) 01:38, 10 October 2007 (UTC)


...for cleaning up my misplaced commentary. I'll remember the format in the future (one hopes). Into The Fray T/C 21:32, 18 September 2007 (UTC)


Way cool! Party on, dudette! Instead of beer in a bucket, I think this deserves:

Dry Martini.jpg Shaken and stirred!! Dreadstar 00:15, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Request for Adoption[edit]

Hello, Yksin, I was wondering if you'd "adopt" me. I have been editing articles for some time, but I still need guidance, as you have seen. I see you've already adopted someone but you still have the "willing to adopt" userbox up. If you have too much on your plate I understand.Typing Monkey - (type to me) 00:28, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Sure! The adoptee I had disappeared some time back, so no problem. I am at the moment rescheduling my life somewhat, but I still have lunches, most evenings, & weekends to answer questions, etc. November I will be mostly on wikibreak (I'll be doing NaNoWriMo), but I will still be checking in. --Yksin 00:44, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
Thank you! Man alive, a 50K word novel in one month? You keep doing that! My questions mostly have to do with the progression of the RfC which can simmer awhile. Have fun with the novel, it sounds like a laid-back sort of thing. Typing Monkey - (type to me) 00:48, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
Writing is what I'm supposed to be on this planet to do -- I've got some stuff already in project, but I reckon NaNoWriMo will help clear the clogged pipes & get the momentum going again. I'll still be around Wikipedia for some time to come, but will be greatly moderating the amount of time I'm here, so as not to distract from writing.
Yes, I need to check in with that RfC. I'll do so tomorrow & open for any questions then. I still have a few questions about them myself! --Yksin 00:53, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
OK, that just intimidated the bejeezus out of me. I'm over it now. My main question is: What do I do next? I am concerned that, other than sniping at a few editors on the RfC itself, Bluemarine hasn't provided a response. Also, an editor who has been very involved with the project, has not contributed an opinion (but he did put the request in proper format). Would it be intrusive to ask for your e-mail address? I have some questions about this and also other articles that I don't think are appropriate for public discussion.Typing Monkey - (type to me) 01:01, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
I don't want to publish my email address in Wikipedia. However, if you look to the left from this talk page, below the search box, one of the links you'll see says "E-mail this user." Click on that & send a message to me that way -- I think you have to have your own preferences set with your own email address activated, to actually be able to do this. Then, once I get your email message, I'll write you back, & we'll both have each other's email addresses & can keep private discussion private. I'll be on the lookout for your email. --Yksin 01:07, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Another request for adoption[edit]

Greetings Yksin. I just started (about 2 months ago) editing and was wondering if you would adopt me also? I have a couple of projects that I'm working on, namely Transformation of culture, Fish hydrolysate and have been contributing to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act page. I, too, am from Alaska. Please let me know if you are willing to take on an avid editor. I plan on being at this a while, as I am now completely addicted! It's too fun! Being a person with several degrees under my belt, it is very empowering to be able to apply this knowledge in a way that contributes to the commons. It's also a good exercise at writing, as I am constantly reviewing and revising my own work as well. Thanks, Blueelectricstorm (talk) 22:26, 16 April 2008 (UTC).


Thanks, Yksin, for letting me know about Twinkle. I'll check it out. TimidGuy 12:02, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

Twinkie defense[edit]

Hi, Yskin. Well, it's been nearly a month and no one has objected to your plan at Twinkie defense (except for Jeffpw, whose objection seems to be more an objection to my continued existence.) I would like to go through with this plan, but there are parts of it I can't do myself (setting up the sandbox with the current version of the article) and parts of it that it would be, ahem, unpopular for me to do myself (reverting back to the earlier version.) After that, my work should be fairly uncontroversial, as it will be primarily bringing the article more in line with what Benjiboi and Jeffpw think it should be, by expanding discussion of Milk's homosexuality. I realize you're busy with other articles, but if you go through with the first steps, I can proceed as discussed on the talk page. -- 21:14, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

You've got it. Proceeding now. I am, BTW, getting set to have a fairly complete Wikivacation in November — doing NaNoWriMo — & will probably not be able to do extensive work on Twinkie defense before then, as right now my obligation to Battle of Washita River & closely related articles comes first. However, I will be checking in, including in November; & may be able to do more work once November's over. I'll have to ILL the Dan White trial book again. (BTW, it's Yksin, not Yskin.) --Yksin 02:31, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
Oops. I think that was my fingers slipping, but I'm not sure. -- 03:37, 3 October 2007 (UTC)


Wikipedia shouldn't let people edit their pages. Now everyone at my school is changing things and the teachers are refusing to let us go there. Please, if there's anything you can do about it, please do! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:34, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

LGBT WikiProject Newsletter[edit]

Delivered on 17:31, 11 October 2007 (UTC).


Hello Yksin, it's Ikiroid. I am truly sorry that I went AWOL during the mediation of Twinkie Defense. It looks like I'm not going to be on wikipedia much (at all) for an unknown amount of time (a few months at least) so I wanted to drop you a note now. You can drop me a note talkpagewise or email me, but I wish you all the best. The ikiroid (talk·desk·Advise me) 23:05, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

LGBT WikiProject Newsletter[edit]

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LGBT WikiProject Newsletter[edit]

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Notice of Inactivity[edit]

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Just thought I'd drop you a note to say hello, it's been a while! Hope you're doing well! Dreadstar 21:07, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Who do you think you are?[edit]

"Vandalism" on the Alaska page? As a lifetime resident I think I'd know more about what goes on there than you do. thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:19, 11 February 2008 (UTC)


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For adding citations to and expanding The 13th Regional Corporation millions of years ago in early 2007, Yksin is awarded The Citation Barnstar. J.delanoygabsadds 22:02, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your contributions![edit]

I just want to say thank you for your contributions to the Alaska Native Corporations page. It is really coming along nicely. I don't know if it was you that added the text to the act, but I would like to see even more of that. I have access to Westlaw for the summer and would be happy to bring that section to fruition with more of the pertinent sections of the act.

I'll be in Alaska this summer. Also, take a look at the cute picture of my hometown, Naknek, Alaska.

Blueelectricstorm (talk) 03:34, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Lönnrot and Ilmatar[edit]

Hi there (moikka :). The statements asserting on the Ilmatar article that she was invented by Lönnrot have been without citation since at least last December, and I've had no luck in finding anything to support that assertion.

Due to your activity on the Ilmatar page and your statement "Ilmatar (the Lönnrot-invented mother of Väinämöinen)" on your own user page (which I came across while Googling the topic), I thought you might know of a source/reference. Any ideas?

Thanks! Peer Gynt (talk) 00:05, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Yeah baby![edit]

Welcome back! It's so good to see you again!! I missed ya! Stick around for a while eh? Let me know how you're doing! So glad to hear from you!! Dreadstar 00:21, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

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This is how glad I am to see you...(such a cool barnstar, eh?) Dreadstar 00:24, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Philip Munger Article[edit]

A proposed and copyright cleaned up version is ready, when you are around leave me a message so we can further improve it and recreate the page, if you are interested. Kasaalan (talk) 15:10, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Implemented some more part into article, if you going to work on the article try to be sure you have the last version. Kasaalan (talk) 20:54, 15 May 2009 (UTC)
The Philip Munger article is online, if you do some edits on the article we can further discuss about improvements. Kasaalan (talk) 20:45, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
The Skies are Weeping by Philip Munger requires lots of work, will you help. Kasaalan (talk) 20:26, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Jean Keene GA Sweeps: On Hold[edit]

I have reviewed Jean Keene for GA Sweeps to determine if it still qualifies as a Good Article. In reviewing the article I have found several issues, which I have detailed here. Since you are a main contributor of the article (determined based on this tool), I figured you would be interested in contributing to further improve the article. Please comment there to help the article maintain its GA status. If you have any questions, let me know on my talk page and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 22:52, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks again for your help with editing and debating! DoomCow (talk) 09:34, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Question about My Talk Page[edit]

Yksin, thank you for helping me out in the past. I had a question for you, and my admin-person retired. Since the controversy over the Bob Poe page seems to be over, would it be acceptable for me to take down the exchanges that are still on mytalk page? Is there somewhere that I should move them to? If not, I can leave them there, but I wasn't sure who else ask. Thank you DoomCow (talk) 07:05, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Oops. Haven't logged into Wikipedia for awhile -- just saw your message. Please feel free to email me about Wikipedia questions too (you still have my email, right)?
The answer to your question is: Your talk page is your own, so it's okay for you to take down exchanges that are no longer necessary. They can always be found again by accessing the article history. However, my recommendation is to instead archive them. You'll notice that my talk page has archives to older conversations. It's been so long that I forgot how I set 'em up, but there are resources on Wikipedia for how to make good archives. --Yksin (talk) 23:52, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, Yksin! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

--Kumioko (talk) 03:13, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

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UOJComm (talk) 05:23, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

You've got mail![edit]

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13th Region Native Corp[edit]

My name is Christopher Jensen, 44 and original shareholder in the 13th Region. I am very concerned about the doings of our corporate officers, insofar as they are non-responsive to requests by shareholders like myself for information regarding their business dealings. I am hoping that you could give me more information on these people, their business dealings and connections, and if this is something the police should be brought in for. Also I am wondering why the FBI has not been involved to this point. It seems there have been some very insidious dealings within the organization and without. I personally have worked and talked with Tom Harris of the Tyonek Corp and think he is dirty because he was, don't know if he still is, on both boards and Tyonek is doing quite well while the 13th is sinking. I am wondering if that connection is a line on one Native Corp raiding another, weaker Native Corp.? Anyway, you can write me at or call me at (907)632-2040. I really would like to talk to you more on the subject, but I'm getting ready for work and don't have alot of time to write down all my thoughts on this matter. Thank you for your time.

Christopher Jensen — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:25, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Collaborative[edit]

WikiWomen Unite!
Hi Yksin! Women around the world who edit and contribute to Wikipedia are coming together to celebrate each other's work, support one another, and engage new women to also join in on the empowering experience of shaping the sum of all the world's knowledge - through the WikiWomen's Collaborative.

As a WikiWoman, we'd love to have you involved! You can do this by:

We can't wait to have you involved, and feel free to drop by our meta page (under construction) to see how else you can get involved!

Can't wait to have you involved! SarahStierch (talk) 17:49, 5 October 2012 (UTC) (UTC)

WikiWomen's Collaborative: Come join us (and check out our new website)![edit]

WikiWomen - We need you!
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Thanks for editing Wikipedia, and we look forward to you being a part of the Collaborative! -- EdwardsBot (talk) 01:42, 10 January 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for letting me know. Yes, I believe I remember this character from the past. Not sure what his problem is. But it's not something I would ever even THINK of putting up with. It's funny though, because an editor named "Secret" on MY talk page, giving me a "3RR warning", and gave nothing to Kennvido, even though he's clearly the actual culprit here, and violated right off the bat, by removing things with no explanation or comment. Gabby Merger (talk) 23:02, 15 April 2013 (UTC)


Good to see you editing again! Hope all is well! Dreadstar 07:50, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Julien blanc[edit]

Hey! I saw you are a confirmed user since you are editing Julien Blanc. Could you please have a look at Talk:Julien Blanc#BLanc insists he does not teach rape.2C and opinions stated as fact and edit the article in the way I explained (or in a similar way)? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 21:48, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

I'll see what I can do. I've read the CNN transcript, so am familiar with the source... My problem is time, and the fact that the article currently is a disordered mess that goes into far too much play-by-play detail. I'll also reply to you on the article talk page. I just have limited time. BTW, please remember to sign your posts by typing in four tildes ~ at the end of your posts. — Yksin (talk) 21:59, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
You may find it helpful to go back a day or two to my earlier edits. Many of the problems with the article are quite recent, although you may still feel that the early versions are still too detailed. Philip Cross (talk) 22:30, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Philip. Yes, the article read lots cleaner yesterday, before more cooks jumped in to help with the cooking. But that's gonna generally be the case with new articles on fast-developing topics. It'll gradually clean up, and get condensed to what's really necessary instead of lengthy overdetailed play-by-play. And I'll do what I can... as I have time. Perhaps what should be done is to have some discussion on the article talk page about what needs to be done to clean it up, clarify it, condense it, and make it more encyclopedic. — Yksin (talk) 22:39, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for making a decent attempt at reorganizing the article. I'd say it's pretty good right now, and does not read like a news article. It's much more encyclopedic now. -- (talk) 05:06, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! I appreciate the feedback! — Yksin (talk) 05:20, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

"Edit count" link on user page[edit]

Hi, I noticed that the "Edit count" link on your user page is broken. This is because: a) interiot's account expired,[1] b) that was aliasing for has been deprecated,[2] and c) the toolserver itself was also shut down (see Wikipedia:Toolserver#Shutdown). As a replacement link, you can use this which is running on Wikimedia Foundation's cloud computing environment. -- (talk) 05:30, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

— Thanks, appreciate it. Will try to fix tomorrow. — Yksin (talk) 05:33, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

pickup artistry article[edit]

Hey I had a look at pickup artist and it's not a very good article, I want to attempt to write a more extensive article. I liked your work on Julien Blanc and enjoyed our cooperation, so would you like to help me with the article? Like, a date I guess. Just kidding.

P.S. You might know me as user Jlalex on Talk:Julien Blanc as well as this IP -- (talk) 14:54, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride![edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride!

  • What? Wiki Loves Pride, a campaign to document and photograph LGBT culture and history, including pride events
  • When? June 2015
  • How can you help?
    1.) Create or improve LGBT-related articles and showcase the results of your work here
    2.) Upload photographs or other media related to LGBT culture and history, including pride events, and add images to relevant Wikipedia articles; feel free to create a subpage with a gallery of your images (see examples from last year)
    3.) Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

Or, view or update the current list of Tasks. This campaign is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, an officially recognized affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. Visit the group's page at Meta-Wiki for more information, or follow Wikimedia LGBT+ on Facebook. Remember, Wiki Loves Pride is about creating and improving LGBT-related content at Wikimedia projects, and content should have a neutral point of view. One does not need to identify as LGBT or any other gender or sexual minority to participate. This campaign is about adding accurate, reliable information to Wikipedia, plain and simple, and all are welcome!

If you have any questions, please leave a message on the campaign's main talk page.

Thanks, and happy editing!

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:35, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2016[edit]

As a participant of WikiProject LGBT studies, you are invited to participate in the third annual Wiki Loves Pride campaign, which runs through the month of June. The purpose of the campaign is to create and improve content related to LGBT culture and history. How can you help?

  1. Create or improve LGBT-related Wikipedia pages and showcase the results of your work here
  2. Document local LGBT culture and history by taking pictures at pride events and uploading your images to Wikimedia Commons
  3. Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

Looking for topics? The Tasks page, which you are welcome to update, offers some ideas and wanted articles.

This campaign is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, an officially recognized affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. The group's mission is to develop LGBT-related content across all Wikimedia projects, in all languages. Visit the affiliate's page at Meta-Wiki for more information, or follow Wikimedia LGBT+ on Facebook. Remember, Wiki Loves Pride is about creating and improving LGBT-related content at Wikimedia projects, and content should have a neutral point of view. One does not need to identify as LGBT or any other gender or sexual minority to participate. This campaign is about adding accurate, reliable information to Wikipedia, plain and simple, and all are welcome! If you have any questions, please leave a message on the campaign's talk page.

Thanks, and happy editing! ---Another Believer (Talk) 21:18, 30 May 2016 (UTC)