User talk:Yonatan/Archive/Archive-Feb2007

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Welcome to VandalProof![edit]

Thank you for your interest in VandalProof, Yonatanh! You have now been added to the list of authorized users, so if you haven't already, simply download and install VandalProof from our main page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any other moderator, or you can post a message on the discussion page. Betacommand (talkcontribsBot) 15:38, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Comment about recent "warning"[edit]

I did nothing as a "test" to Mario Party 8. The list is cruft. Using a warning when I did nothing wrong = abuse of warnings. If you would've looked at the other Mario Party articles: you can clearly see it's not setup as a list, MP 8 is no exception. Not being out doesn't make a difference. Wikipedia isn't a buyer's guide or anything similar: if people want to find out about games they can check out gaming sites. RobJ1981 17:28, 24 January 2007 (UTC)


Hello. I am User:TheListUpdater and I wish to be "adopted". Although I joined over a year ago and have made under 500 edits, they are mostly basic Wiki tasks (such as grammar, links, external links, redirects, and so on). I would generally like to know about more stuff in Wikipedia, such as

  • making tables
  • founding and maintaining successful WikiProjects
  • knowing exactly how to make a reference
  • exposing who exactly vandalized (like edit summaries with things like "Reverted edits by 232.323.232 on 12:23 January 12, 2006")
  • placing and resizing images
  • making a User page look really nice

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by TheListUpdater (talkcontribs).

Hello. Thank you for your offer. I accept. I joined at the same time as you, however I have problems keeping hold of my fingers and I'm always putting in hasty edit summaries whenever somebody adds something to an article i don't like. Ie ownership issues. I thought if I was adopted by someone they could help me over come that and be more nice to editors who add things i don't like?--I'll bring the food (Talk - Contribs - My Watchlist) 01:01, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Your edit to Best Buy[edit]

I don't want to get into a revert war here over the Christmas issue again. This issue has been discussed at great length on the talk page and a consensus was made by all involved that we would not accept that entry on the page - the reasons are discussed in great detail. Please do not continue to just my edits on the fly until you've read the talk page. Thank you. B2bomber81 04:37, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

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

Thanks - I deleted it from your talk page because I thought I sorted it out ok and didn't want to bother you. There is still no notification on the original page but I am hoping someone will fix that for me or I will figure it out - which ever comes first. CheersPeter Rehse 05:44, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

And I figured the rest out also - thanks again.Peter Rehse 05:57, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Epigenetics and Ads[edit]

Could you please remove the ads on the epigenetics page in the external link section. I don`t know why you reverted the status. They are not appropiate for an encyclopedia and most links are useless. Thank you. TraumB 13:26, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Vandalism warnings[edit]

Hi there.

Regarding your warnings to (talk · contribs) about their edits to Men's rights... a moment's look at the history shows that "the edit [you] reverted" was in fact seven consecutive edits, mostly with descriptive edit summaries, removing disputable material (including one paragraph studded with "citation needed" tags and marked as totally disputed) and stuff which, on a brief glance, certainly sounds like it could reasonably be seen as non-neutral. This isn't vandalism - it may not be improving the article in the eyes of some readers, but removal of text, where an explanation is given, is the normal editorial process at work.

I also note you slapped on a third-level warning - this IP hadn't been warned in two months and is clearly marked as shared among a university on the talkpage. It's very unlikely this is any of the same people messaged before; please don't escalate these warnings any faster than they have to. It upsets people and drives away contributors.

You seem to be running at about one or two semiautomated rollback-and-warnings a minute; please don't let the thrill of playing whack-a-mole with vandalism override your common sense. We need the latter far more than anything else. Shimgray | talk | 19:36, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

User talk:Mdcollins1984[edit]

Thanks for warning the user who was vandalising my talk page, it is much appreciated.

Best wishes,

Mdcollins1984 10:19, 26 January 2007 (UTC)


Ok - I didn't know about the other places of that name. Colonies Chris 15:44, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

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Spam reports to AIV[edit]

Thank you for reporting IP's that have been spamming the site to AIV. A list of these accounts is being prepared for placement on the spam blacklist at Meta. Regards, Newyorkbrad 18:08, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

RE: Your message on WP:AN/I[edit]

If you notice the same vandalism coming from multiple IPs it is probably a good idea to report the IP's to WP:OP so they can be investigated. I shut down a number of those IPs after I confirmed they were open proxies.--Isotope23 20:09, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

I just found out about WP:OP yesterday so I'm probably not the best source of info about it... I'd imagine if you contacted one of the project members they could tell you more.--Isotope23 20:19, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
Oh and I'm not going to protect that article right now because it looks like the vandalism has stopped for the time being. protects and semi-protects are preventative and the vandalism was several hours ago.--Isotope23 20:22, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Trading spaces[edit]

Hope you like your new user and talk page! Feel free to ask me any questions you have about coding in wiki and HTML. Happy editing! S.D. ¿п? § 23:13, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for making my user page and talk page look better. They're definitely much nicer now. :) Yonatanh 23:34, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it. Cheers! S.D. ¿п? § 23:35, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
Just another question, what sort of script are you using to make it easier to interact with other users through talk pages? I find it a little bit exacerbating not knowing where I should be looking for replies (my talk page or the other user's). Does this script also notify you when someone replies to your message on their talk page? Yonatanh 23:42, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
The best way to know if where a user will respond is to look at his or her talk page guidelines. If the Wikipedian says that he or she will respond on his or her talk page, I suggest temporarily watching that page. I reply on the user's talk page and include a link to my reply on my own talk page, so anyone who is reading the discussion can follow it. I don't use any script. Hope this helps! S.D. ¿п? § 23:49, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Larry Fleinhardt[edit]

Thank you for your compliments. -- 02:49, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Your edit to e-mail[edit]

I reverted your revert. It looks a lot like vandalism, but biff is actually an ancient e-mail notification tool. I think the link does belong there. If I'm missing something else, though, let me know. --Mdwyer 16:34, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

I know, I checked what it was before removing it. Do you suppose we add all email programs to the e-mail article? A link to Microsoft Outlook, Eudora, pine (I think). I don't think so. Yonatanh 01:41, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
I understand your position, but I thought Biff was notable in being part of the early history of e-mail. If you remove it again, I will let the edit stand. I was more afraid that it was mistakenly identified as spam. --Mdwyer 06:22, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
I don't mind too much. It just popped up when I was RC patrolling using vandalproof and it seemed like the right thing to do wasn't to include it in the article. Since I admit I don't know much about the subject (other than the little I saw on the [biff] page) I suppose you can make a better decision since you have more knowledge in the area. Yonatanh 06:24, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Change to Brand (external links)[edit]

Can you please let me know why you removed the link to the list of blogs about name branding (external links)? I'm not sure I understand what you're using as justification. It appears that the list at the blog is more useful than most of the other links that actively are trying to sell something or get free coverage, including:

  • League of American Communications Professionals recognizes and promotes best practices within the communications and branding industry. Resources include a free monthly newsletter; templates and how-to guides available to members; evaluation services; and competitions highlighting the best communications and branding materials and campaigns within the industry. (Seeking members - and better placed in the Communications category than branding.)
  • New brand approach via style community (commercial brochureware from Dolobo)
  • Leading Consumer Brands from the Muslim World AND Brand (both lead to same link.)
  • Stealing Share - Branding from a different perspective (commercial brochureware)
  • The Big Page of Branding & Corporate Identity (commercial brochureware from LogoOrange)
  • International brands searcher (advertising farm site)
  • Brand Indexes Updated Daily (a little-known for-fee service that tracks brands)
  • Brandnama - a blog on the craft of naming brands (just one of 20 blogs about naming)

The blog you removed is providing a list of places that searchers can find conversation on the topic - many of which are hard to find (suggested by the fact that while there are at least twenty of them only one is accessible via Wikipedia - and it is one of the lesser known ones.) Is this the wrong forum to provide the list? Would an overt link to a page with something for sale (ala Stealing Share, LogoOrange, and Dolobo links) be allowed to stay? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 14:18, 28 January 2007 (UTC).

Open Proxy checking[edit]

I replied to your message on WT:OP. Prodego talk 02:29, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

May I ask what methods you use to check proxies? Prodego talk 03:08, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
That is good, and what I would expect. What do you know about SOCKS proxies? Prodego talk 14:52, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
The SOCKS article is pretty good ;-). I just use this site, it doesn't seem to work all that well with http proxies, but it does work for SOCKS. What proxy scanner/port scanner are you using? Prodego talk 15:05, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
Those seem like good tools. I use the all popular nmap, and I don't really use any proxy scanner per se, I use the online tools to replace most of that function. Mostly because I am paranoid of viruses, and while nmap was sufficiently popular for me to use, the proxy scanners... Prodego talk 15:30, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
I added you to the verified users list. Prodego talk 15:48, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

On the[edit]

I got your email, it's kind of sad, really. While I'm sure there are good users there, it appears that frankly despotism is the operation over there. I'm drawing up a formal request for investigation, for lack of a better word- I think metawiki is the last place we can go. Dåvid Fuchs (talk / contribs) 16:09, 30 January 2007 (UTC)


I see you have changed a number of dates removing the 'th' in the day - is there a wiki policy on this? It does not read as good English to me. For instance Gibraltar National Day is September 10th not September 10. --Gibnews 20:53, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply, I was only asking not complaining :) Having read the policy guess we will have to live with it although its less readable by human beings. --Gibnews 09:06, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

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Warning restoration[edit]

Please do not do this. Restoring warnings after a user has removed them is considered a form of harassment and strongly discouraged. Even if the warnings are valid, once the person has seen them they have fulfilled their purpose. Re-instating them after that is a misuse of the talk page, edit warring, and needlessly inflammatory.

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Sharon Palty About to Be Deleted!!![edit]

Do something, and fast!!! TheListUpdater 20:37, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

hi! i'd be glad to accept your adoption. i have a question about adding images to articles. how do you do that?

My Adoptee Page Was Updated...[edit]

Could you see it? TheListUpdater 23:00, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

copyright status of Israel government works[edit]

Hi Yonatanh,

Please look at the history of your talk page in the Hebrew Wikipedia[1].

Thanks, Pelah 00:33, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

Steven Dufour ANR[edit]

Fyi. --HailFire 18:22, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

  • Thanks for your support on this. Although several people have voted to remove the article and only one not to, it is still there. Can anything be done to get rid of it sooner? Thanks. Steve Dufour 17:58, 10 February 2007 (UTC)


You've been approved to use NPWatcher. Please give Martinp23 any feature requests or bugs. He'll also happy to help if you have any problems running the program, or any questions :). Before you run the program, please check the changelog on the application page to see if he's made a new release (or just add the main page (here) to your watchlist). Finally, enjoy! -Royalguard11(Talk·Desk·Review Me!) 04:11, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

VandalProof Notations[edit]

Hi Yonatanh, On the Anguilla page, I note that you made a notation about your recent modifications to that page as follows...

(Reverted 3 edits by IP REMOVED (talk) to last revision (103294656) by Maltiti using VP)

While I clicked on the VP link and read the Discussion page, this kind of comment wasn't covered. Your input is appreciated. It's always interesting trying to keep up with Wikipedia and our changes around here! Thanks for your work, BTW, Yonatanh Maltiti 02:07, 13 February 2007 (UTC)


Image:AlFaysaliahcenter.jpg already has a source. It is found in the permission's attribution. Cheers, - Anas Talk? 11:55, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

I see. I have uploaded a free substitute I found on flickr. I must have not noticed the license when I uploaded that image. Thanks for your help Yonatanh. :) - Anas Talk? 17:00, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
Alright, thanks a lot. I couldn't upload the high-resolution version because I have a slow connection. :) - Anas Talk? 11:44, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Adoptee Updated[edit]

Here. TheListUpdater 22:40, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

San Diego Comic Con[edit]

I asked the officials in charge of the con if they would allow the image to be used on WP, and they agreed. Nightscream 06:12, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
Yes, I know that. I uploaded it back when they did. Nightscream 16:40, 16 February 2007 (UTC)