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Please click here to leave me a new message and I will respond on your talk page. If I have left you a message on your talk page, please respond here. I have better things to do than to stalk your talk page, just as you have more important priorities that to keep watching and/or checking back with mine (unless you don't, in which case I suggest joining your local YMCA or perhaps adopting a puppy) and, frankly, the idea of someone watching my talk page sorta creeps me out. But then again, if you were not inclined to respond here and instead replied on your own talk page, you probably aren't reading this, so the point is moot. If that is the case, hopefully I will get around to checking my past posts to other users' talk pages sooner than later, but most likely I won't for a while. Either way, I'm sure that you are a valued editor and keep up the good work (unless you aren't, then should instead start, um, creating good work or something).


Pwned? On a spaghetti-sauce-masquerading-as-chili-argument?[edit]

No not really. --Jeremy (blah blahI did it!) 02:21, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

oops, my bad Don't know why I thought that, sorry!! You from Kentucky then? You're interested in Southern Ohio, so my assessment of your location belief stems from that. --Jeremy (blah blahI did it!) 17:56, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
Yeah Adminship is something I would aspire to. --Jeremy (blah blahI did it!) 18:14, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the helpful guidelines and suggestions! JWithing (talk) 15:01, 16 July 2009 (UTC)


I noticed that you nominated Jerem43 for administration. While I cannot know what qualifies an individual for Wikipedia administration, I would hope individuals that have recently violated Wikipedia's own policies and guidelines on cavility and courtesy. Please refer to this discussion to inform your opinions. If such behavior and attitude is condoned, I have no issue. (talk) 18:47, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

I'm WP:AGF on his attempt to remove a spam link, but I've removed them for the time being to let Jerem43 decide how to proceed. Cheers. youngamerican (wtf?) 19:08, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
Just to let you know I have established a check user on this guy, made three days ago when this issue arose. He keeps re-adding a spam link to a company that specializes in franchise management to this article that was originally made by a SPA called User:Franchiseguru. He has been violating rules regarding legal threats while evading the point, his personal attack comments refer to a simple L1 warning I gave him when he started restoring the links I was deleting. I have been trying to keep out of an edit war, and have removed all of the stuff he is claiming as plagiarism.--Jeremy (blah blahI did it!) 20:57, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
If there is something to discuss about the article, I welcome further discussion on that article's discussion page. I'm simply here trying to inform User:Youngamerican that he or she may wish to observe current behavior and attitude in dealing with a conflict opinion. When nominating someone to be an administrator, one hopes that they would uphold each and every policy of the site, especially the ones that deal with communication. I believe that the rude and course manner in which you address my concerns is not very becoming. It brings doubts to any ability to an effective administrator. I bring up concerns here, as I don't really care if you continue the nomination or not, I just enjoy all facts being known.
The concerned is doubled when I see that Jarem43 has felt the need to delete my questions and comments from his own talk page, without addressing them. It suggests that he is attempting to hide certain behaviors that he is aware are inappropriate. One then questions what other comments in the past have been removed that might also have reflected poorly. (talk) 16:24, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Wal-Mart (disambiguation) at DR[edit]

Just letting you know that the discussion for Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Wal-Mart (disambiguation) (3rd nomination) has been listed for deletion review at Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2009 July 15. You may be interested in commenting.Tatterfly (talk) 14:02, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Southern Ohio[edit]

Do you know any editors from southern Ohio who are active? I'd like to see if someone could get a photo for a specific location, but I can't do that until I can find someone to ask. Thanks! Nyttend (talk) 22:11, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Fiber One bars‎[edit]

Hello! Why did you create this as a redirect to an article in which the product is not even mentioned? —David Levy 12:10, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Deletion of Kayball[edit]

I saw that you deleted the page Kayball. I dont understand why this was done because it is a real game and is being referenced for rules and things of that nature. I would appreciate it if you could undelete it however I am not sure you can do that, if so that would be great. Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kayball (talkcontribs) 16:04, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

We are actively attempting to make a fully compilable article for the sport of kayball... Please stop deleting it while it is under construction —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:26, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

PROD Removal[edit]

Without references from 2005, it can be deleted. Since you have contested my proposed deletion, I will take this to AFD, as it fails WP:V. Mr.TrustWorthy----Got Something to Tell Me? 00:49, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Never mind. I will rather attempt to find certain sources. Mr.TrustWorthy----Got Something to Tell Me? 02:17, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Which other process do you recommend to get the talk subpage deleted other than pord then? Munci (talk) 09:43, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. I think it can go under G8. Would you agree? Munci (talk) 11:14, 26 August 2009 (UTC)


Hi There

I want to add pictures to some articles. If I can somehow send you the images, can you perhaps upload these images to the wikipedia database, so that I can then add them to the page I'm creating? I've made several contributions to articles in Wiki, but I still don't have auto-confirmed status, and thus can't upload the pictures myself. Can you perhaps give me the rights to upload images?

Thanks. Louis.Manuel Louis.manuel (talk) 18:51, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Kenny MacAskill[edit]

You recently semi-protected this article. That protection expires tommorow; would you extend it? Given that the subject is still very much in the news and tempers are still flared, the risk of vandalism seems no lower now than when protection was granted.- Simon Dodd { U·T·C·WP:LAW } 17:53, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

  • Thanks.- Simon Dodd { U·T·C·WP:LAW } 02:09, 27 August 2009 (UTC)


It's not just him, sadly. It is natural for people who see this template to want to use it, they see it as helping WP. Even the very experienced Pascal666 didi this today. I fixed over a thousand redundant uses of the template, I really think it has to go. Rich Farmbrough, 11:52, 2 September 2009 (UTC).

The "from" categories I am guessing he is interpreting it as "born", this is not right. I want to confirm that next. Then he will probably be just as tireless getting it right. As far as I can see they are good faith edits, just a little off true. Rich Farmbrough, 11:55, 2 September 2009 (UTC).


I just followed the instructions in Wikipedia:Deletion policy. If this is wrong for redirects, please feel free to put the correct thing in, as you obviously know what to do.

(I moved this stupid misspelt thing to the correct spelling and wikipedia itself created another redirect to replace it!!) Kremmen (talk) 20:00, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Re: NJ Rt. 64[edit]

No problem. Several other editors held the same opinion, and we came to a consensus that this was the best move. A RfC will likely be necessary in the future. –blurpeace (talk) 05:30, 11 September 2009 (UTC)


Thank you for caring re: my loss. DS (talk) 21:32, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Adult Mormon Convert[edit]

Thanks for taking care of that redirect page deletion. I went with a PROD because I couldn't figure out what speedy criteria would fit. I wasn't sure if calling someone an adult Mormon convert (which I think Beck has said he is) was an attack. Strange case. - Realkyhick (Talk to me) 15:23, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Works for me. Thanks. - Realkyhick (Talk to me) 15:30, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Added oldprodful to Zack Ryders (redirect)[edit]

I thought I would let you know so you can edit the oldprodful I left at Talk:Zack Ryders. -- allennames 15:47, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

I have been reading WP:PROD and I think the Objecting section may need some editing to clarify when removal is not an objection to deletion. If you wish to respond please send me an email. -- allennames 16:49, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
Hello, I just wanted to mention here that you were mentioned at WT:PROD in this matter. I see that on Allen4names' talk page that you said that your changing the article into a redirect should not be seen as contesting the prod. However, you did in fact contest the proposed deletion by your actions; you said that the article deserves to stay, although it should stay as a redirect, not a true article. If you want to comment about this line of reasoning, and/or you wish to support the proposed changes to the proposed deletion policy please give your input on the talk page. Thank you. -- Atama 23:15, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
BTW. When you use an acronym in a message please make sure it is understood. I had to look BTW up. -- allennames 23:49, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
O RLY? :P youngamerican (wtf?) 23:56, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. -- allennames 00:18, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Photo request[edit]

Do you take photo requests? If so, would you mind photographing the Comair headquarters on Comair Boulevard at Cincinnati Airport? The Comair article needs a photo of its headquarters. Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 20:59, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

  • Ah, ok. Thanks anyway :) WhisperToMe (talk) 15:42, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

RfA thanks[edit]

Admin mop.PNG Thank you for voting in my RfA, which failed with 21 support, 39 oppose, and 11 neutral.
This is highly belated, but I wanted to thank you for the nomination. I do apologize for taking so long to reply to you, after the failure I laid back for a while. I just dove into another article and am working more diligently on WP.

Jeremy (blah blahI did it!) 06:32, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Vandalism? Desrutuiveness?[edit]

Information.svg Please do not delete or edit legitimate talk page comments, as you did at Talk:Mountain Parkway Byway. Such edits are disruptive and appear to be vandalism. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you. youngamerican (wtf?) 18:48, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

I don't do that to be desruptive or to vanadlise, i do it to keep the number of messages and/or comments down to a mininum.

--Todd Schoolcraft (talk) 22:19, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

We've got plenty of room for all of the comments. When it gets a bit long, we archive them. youngamerican (wtf?) 12:29, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLP[edit]

You voted keep in the Chuck_Mills AFD. Talk:Chuck_Mills#Unreferenced_info_removed I just removed the unreferenced text to the talk page, and added one reference. You are welcome to find sources and add back this material. Okip (the new and improved Ikip) 23:11, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

I don't really care75.60.246.14 (talk) 03:47, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

Ghost Images in Green Bottom Windows?[edit]

I'm not sure how I got to this point, but enlarge the photo, take a magnifing glass and look at the two windows on the right side of the estate. 1st fl & 2nd fl. 1st fl has what appears to be a black face looking out, 2nd fl look for 'v' shape neckline. Strange but I noticed this before I found the Haunted site window below article.....Jack Stewart Herman (talk) 11:18, 9 March 2010 (UTC)Jack

WV pages[edit]


I have started to edit quite a few WV pages on unincorporated communities/coal towns. I have accumulated a few hundred pictures and I would very much like to know where I can contribute. Most of my pics are from Mercer, Raleigh and Summers County.

My account is new and I will begin to upload pics in a few days. My chief editing concern is to upload a pic of the Raleigh County Flag. I know its creator and as it was created abd approved in 2006, I thought Wikipedia shold have this data for all to see. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bowyerhollow (talkcontribs) 04:08, 26 March 2010 (UTC)


Could content from their website and press releases, and news articles be used? The current article is full of inaccuracies. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Admadks (talkcontribs) 19:29, 13 May 2010 (UTC)


Got it. Appreciate the input. Admadks (talk) 17:58, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Re: Belva, West Virginia[edit]

There's actually a bit of a backstory behind that edit. The GNIS originally listed Belva in Nicholas County, but a few days ago, I submitted an error report based on this map from the West Virginia Department of Transportation, which lists Belva (or its post office, at least) in Fayette County. I figured it was a mistake since I've also noticed that the GNIS tends to have errors; they completely missed Mount Clare, West Virginia until I told them about it a few weeks ago. The GNIS changed the county with this explanation:

"The post office does not always necessarily indicate the central or actual location of a community. In rural areas, especially mountainous areas with linear communities occupying valleys, the post office might be some distance form the center of the community, and especially in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century when the post office moved around various parts of the community. The location of the Belva Post Office is actually (on the WVDOT map) located approximately one-half of a mile south of the main part of Belva, as indicated on the U.S. Geological Survey topographic map. It seems that because of the name placement the compiler made a slight mistake in recording the location on the bend (Nicholas County side) created by where Twentymile Creek flows into Gauley River. Given the location of the post office on the DOT county map and the location of Belva on the topographic map, several miles of this valley might be considered Belva, and in fact the cluster of buildings (the compiler confused as being Belva) just might be considered part of Belva, but we are not including it in the entry. In fact, Dixie (about a mile north of Belva) in GNIS and on the topographic map is listed as being in Nicholas County and Fayette County. Dixie Post Office on the Nicholas WVDOT map is labeled in both Nicholas County and Fayette County (we suspect they mean the community and not the post office, which seems to be a practice on those maps). GNIS has the post office for Dixie only in Nicholas County. So, the linear community of Belva could include the bend in Nicholas County as well, but the topographic map and the WVDOT map does not label it as such.

In summary, we have changed the county for Belva from Nicholas to Fayette."

Based on the location of the Belva post office, part of Belva is definitely in Fayette County. The question is whether the part east of Twentymile Creek (which is definitely part of Nicholas County) is also considered part of Belva. Based on where the WVDOT map of Fayette County places Belva and what you said, it looks like it is, but it could be hard to convince the GNIS of that at this point.

And thanks for the award! It's good to see another editor writing about these communities. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 18:48, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Project tags[edit]

Hi! I always make it a habit to add project tags not only to articles but categories and templates also. For members of the various WP-Project like WP-Wisconsin for example this make it easier to keep track of what categories/template that are available. I wish more editors would take the time to put pproject tags on especially the various county navigational templates. Many thanks-RFD (talk) 16:49, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

response from Keserman (talk) 15:57, 25 June 2010 (UTC) to message[edit]

username keserman here,as to your message to me concerning the deletion of my article,new harbour,newfoundland and labrador,thanks for reposting that previous version,which i will strive to rebuild coherently.i have since learned something new which will aid me greatly in this pursuit.however,you suggested i learn more before any major future edits,what would you have me do?like different pages,maybe,could you reply and list a few places on wikipedia for me to learn?also,of little to no importance to you,but on the talk page of the article,you may be interested in my objection message,one reason came from what you told me,and perhaps it could help you help me,if you are interested in keeping the article up.(notable by default,as you said.)you have helped me a fair bit now,and thanks.perhaps you could,only on ocasion,check the page,as i rebuild,and help me with keeping it tidy,and coherent,just in case,but i may not need much seem in support if it's keep (notable by default?).maybe just some wikipedian pages of helping me learn,could help,like i asked you to tell me about.well,thanks for everything,Keserman (talk) 15:57, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

New Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador[edit]

I browsed through the history since it seemed to be real, even if most of the content was obscene/hoax-like (what with the repetition of "dildo" et cetera). I didn't see when it was a simple stub though, so thanks for looking closer. Cheers, Steven Walling 19:20, 25 June 2010 (UTC)


dildo is the name of a real community,new harbour's neighbor. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Keserman (talkcontribs) 12:32, 26 June 2010 (UTC)


i see (and know how to use) the new section tab on discussion pages,but see no clue of these on the actual you know how to create new sections on the actual articles?if you do,please explain to me.thanks for whatever,Keserman (talk) 20:12, 26 June 2010 (UTC)DON'T,I FIGURED IT OUT!Keserman (talk) 20:22, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

a small favor,please and thank you?[edit]

keserman here,please READ IN FULL!you seem interested in the protection and upkeep of my article new harbour,newfoundland and labrador,so I would ask you over others.the favor is to watch the page,as you may have been doing,until july 11,2010.until then i will be on a holiday trip and deprived of use of my computer,i would ask that you,between now and then,give it one or two or three spaced checks a few days apart,in case it is vandalized or something,or any major edit not by me,that may not be true information,is said that a geographical location article has notability by default,and you seem interested in its protection and upkeep,so since i would ask someone if i knew the wikipedian probably would do this,so i selected need to respond to this,i leave not 2 hours from now,but leave a message to me on my talk page if you find any vandalization,that i will find when i get back,and please edit out vandalization.i ask because 9 days seem too long to go without checking on the article and such,but i hardly have even one july 5-8 2010 check will do,but not 9 days unless completely nessecary.thank you for presumably doing this for me,for restoring that previous version after deletion,for your interest in the article and protection and upkeep,and any other way you have helped me.thank you sincerely,Keserman (talk) 16:56, 2 July 2010 (UTC).

It is on my watch list. youngamerican (wtf?) 18:35, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

asked favor[edit]

i suspected it was,but just in case it wasn't,i had to try to make sure it was watched while i was gone.but still,sorry for the trouble since it is. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Keserman (talkcontribs) 21:21, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

new harbour[edit]

thanks for having it on your watch list,as some weekends and yearly,a week plus days,i am gone from my computer,ironically to visit new harbour.if anything happens to it while i am gone,like vandalism,you may be able to fix it or at least tell me so i can,i may need my knowlege to totally fix it,should information be removed.the weekends are to short and frequent to bother you telling you,but the yearly week+ is to long,it seems not to ask someone(you) to pay more careful attention to it,as i keep watch on my hometown's article almost daily when at my residence in st.john's, newfoundland,where i have access to my computer.thanks for all help,Keserman (talk) 21:58, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

messaging me[edit]

no offense if you forget,but if you can remember,i would like you to respond on my own talk page,and i see response,i will remember what i sent to you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Keserman (talkcontribs) 14:02, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

new harbour,newfoundland and labrador.[edit]

I AM SORRY IF THIS GETS LENGTHY,PLEASE READ IT ALL!Keserman (talk) 15:04, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

about my article new harbour,newfoundland and labrador.i left something of the sort on the page,please do not remove,though it says not to,and it can be removed after the process is complete,and edited before.i will go over it with you,due to your intrest in the upkeep of the article,and it being on you watch list,you are 1 of 2 who get a message regarding this.the note on the page goes over this,the below mentioned.

i now admit that some information on the page is unreferenced.BUT,i now begin a process,hopefully over by july 20,1010,at least my time zone hahahahaha,but probably over july 16-18.i woul like to discourage major edits,as the process progresses.the process is to,unless temporarily nessecary,only add referenced information,reference existing unreferenced information,and,if sadly nessecary,remove information unreferenceable towards and during the end.please,do not edit it majorly,this gives me information to sort.and ignore me on your watchlist,as my work,well, edits from me show up alot,do they not?and feel free to check out others' edits,but,no offense,during the process,well,best i take care of it.thank you for presumably trying to help maximize the quality of my article.signed Keserman (talk) 15:04, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

talk page[edit]

yes,i guess there is a reason for talk pages. but this is so important,i still replaced it with a very short note to go there.because usually,someone wont juse visit a talk page for no reason.Keserman (talk) 15:46, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

talk page again.Keserman (talk) 15:49, 14 July 2010 (UTC)[edit]

i had it on the talk page.its so important,i spread it around,you and another,my talk page,the article,article talk page.Keserman (talk) 15:49, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

new harbour[edit]

i will edit it somewhat,to sut what i think is best,like a date so people dont think it's finished when it's actually not,and well,people may not know what we,or,pardon me,mostly i,ame doing.not that i don't appreciate help from other wikipedians,but i feel i should do it alone,at least major edits,as i will want to sort information,and try to reference it,and its not what you would call a general clean up.i may,or probably,will hold a general clean up,AFTER,for grammar and things like that.thanks for everything,keserman. Keserman (talk) 20:29, 14 July 2010 (UTC)


De728631's note was nowhere in site,i added an unsigned note on the new harbour's page,very briefly may want to check it,it is at the nop and CAPITALIZED for noticability.cheers,keserman. Keserman (talk) 21:03, 14 July 2010 (UTC)


perhaps you unfortunatly for me don't know,but could you explain to me how to use the syntax to add userboxes to your page?i dont know,but want userboxes on my user page.cheers,Keserman (talk) 21:48, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

new harbour,newfoundland and labrador opening for edits[edit]

while not complete,the referencing project is over,as the rest can be completed at another time,it is not that much.i will,or have had,removed or rather updated the editing notices.about grammar,i admit to a little on the page being wrong,but to my knowlege,it is limited to forgetting of capitalization,and perhaps the odd other well,i am not responsible for all of the information on the page,though probably most.i will open it back up from the referencing project,to edits for grammar,probably doing some myself,and maybe you might want to do grammar editing.Keserman (talk) 12:43, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

a favour please?[edit]

keserman here.i have read that it is good to get opinions on your i ask you and another,but to you:could you look over the page new harbour,newfoundland and labrador,and give your fully honest opinion of it in a new section on my talk page.i'm sure it will help me as to maximizing quality as i can.or the rest of wikipedians can.don't forget them!thankls in advance,cheers,Keserman (talk) 21:13, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

"village of Lorenzaga" is OK "frazione of Lorenzaga" non va bene —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:38, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

I hardly understand that, but I do understand that only english is allowed on talk pages, and the bit of english hardly awnsers my question. Keserman (talk) 15:45, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Gary Howell[edit]

My neighbor said it came back up and has been asking me for links to stuff. I just now looked at it. It looks pretty goo. If you need anything from me for it please let me know. Below is some additional information. If you wish to add it.

Delegate Gary G. Howell WV House of Delegates District 49

House Office 1900 Kanawha Blvd East Building 1, Room 4R Charleston, WV 25305

District Office PO Box 39 Keyser, WV 26726-0039

District Office Ph: (304) 790-9022

Committee Assignments: Government Organization Roads and Transportation Committee Senior Citizen Issues Committee Veterans Affairs/Homeland Security Committee

71Demon (talk) 15:09, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Larry Border[edit]

Many thanks! I have been starting articles on people who served in the Wisconsin Legislature so there was no problem starting an article about Larry Border.RFD (talk) 16:37, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Its coming Back![edit]

You're favorite TenderCrisp variant will be back in about two weeks...

--Jeremy (blah blahI did it!) 08:08, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

!!!! youngamerican (wtf?) 11:29, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

January 2012 Newsletter for WikiProject United States and supported projects[edit]

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Youngamerican,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.

Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:55, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

West Virginia communities and CDP's[edit]

Hello-It is an error to remove articles because they are a sub div or part of a CDP. These places were real, they had in many instances their owwn post offices etc etc. As such, they stand as meeting a notability standard. Please dont delete these as I have been to some of these places, and they are NOT neighborhoods and they are NOT a subdivision. I am very very appreciative of the work you have done in WV, its great, I love it. I just recall a time in my life when alot of the places, that others have redirected were real. I will strive to include more data. Coal town guy (talk) 15:57, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

In Putname and Pendleton, the custom behind killing small towns is to name them (fill in the blank town name)Manor, or in Raleigh, the love to use Hollow. I have no wish to argue or rehash, you can delete everything. The deal though is, just please consider, its possible, and probable, that there are people who have watched lots and lots and lots of places die, and get disregarded simply because someone at GNIS or some other entity decided not to hike the hollow that day. HINT, I am one of those people.Coal town guy (talk) 16:40, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

Kenny MacAskill[edit]

Hi YoungAmerican

I've been trying to edit the Kenny MacAskill (Scottish Politician) page to accurately reflect his current personal situation and noticed that you added extra protection to the page in August 2009.

I work for Kenny in the Scottish Parliament and want to just remove the line "he is married with 2 sons" from the personal section.

If you could do this, it would be great.

Many thanks, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Toggie88 (talkcontribs) 13:51, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:CGWoodson roadside marker.jpg[edit]

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Notification of automated file description generation[edit]

Your upload of File:BobEvansHuntWV.jpg or contribution to its description is noted, and thanks (even if belatedly) for your contribution. In order to help make better use of the media, an attempt has been made by an automated process to identify and add certain information to the media's description page.

This notification is placed on your talk page because a bot has identified you either as the uploader of the file, or as a contributor to its metadata. It would be appreciated if you could carefully review the information the bot added. To opt out of these notifications, please follow the instructions here. Thanks! Message delivered by Theo's Little Bot (opt-out) 13:54, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

Information icon Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in over one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions will be removed pending your return if you do not return to activity within the next month. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated should this occur, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e. as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised, that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions, and that you have not been inactive for a three year period of time). If you remain inactive for a three year period of time, including the present year you have been inactive, you will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFA. This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:48, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

I'm still here. Sorry. youngamerican (wtf?) 17:51, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Ropen Page Deletion[edit]

I would like to know why one of the cryptids from Wikipedia has been deleted. And if possible, obtain the information that was contained in the article.


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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) 12:58, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

Information icon Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in more than one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions will be removed pending your return if you do not return to activity within the next month. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated should this occur, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e. as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised, that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions, and that you have not been inactive for a three-year period of time). If you remain inactive for a three-year period of time, including the present year you have been inactive, you will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFA. This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. MadmanBot (talk) 00:30, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

Padlock-blue.svg Hello, Youngamerican. This message is intended to notify administrators of important changes to the protection policy.

Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

  • Extended confirmed protection may only be used in cases where semi-protection has proven ineffective. It should not be used as a first resort.
  • A bot will post a notification at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard of each use. MusikBot currently does this by updating a report, which is transcluded onto the noticeboard.
Please review the protection policy carefully before using this new level of protection on pages. Thank you.
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Virginia Conventions[edit]

I am interested in advancing Virginia Conventions up from a start class article. I've made all the contributions from sources available to me over the course of a year's study. I've included the Second Wheeling Convention, First Session as I see it as a part of Virginia history. Any further contributions, especially copy editing would be greatly appreciated, along with any comments. This process is a complete mystery to me, as I have not been able to advance Siege of Fort Pulaski or Bombardment of Cherbourg. But thanks in advance if you can offer any help Virginia Conventions. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 08:37, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]


Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:33, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Youngamerican.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:48, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Youngamerican. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority 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 in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. Mdann52 (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter - February 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2017). This first issue is being sent out to all administrators, if you wish to keep receiving it please subscribe. Your feedback is welcomed.

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  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
  • Following the latest RfC concluding that Pending Changes 2 should not be used on the English Wikipedia, an RfC closed with consensus to remove the options for using it from the page protection interface, a change which has now been made. (T156448)
  • The Foundation has announced a new community health initiative to combat harassment. This should bring numerous improvements to tools for admins and CheckUsers in 2017.

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  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

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Invitation to Admin confidence survey[edit]


Beginning in September 2017, the Wikimedia Foundation Anti-harassment tool team will be conducting a survey to gauge how well tools, training, and information exists to assist English Wikipedia administrators in recognizing and mitigating things like sockpuppetry, vandalism, and harassment.

The survey should only take 5 minutes, and your individual response will not be made public. This survey will be integral for our team to determine how to better support administrators.

To take the survey sign up here and we will send you a link to the form.

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