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I apologize for some of my colleagues, many of whom should know better. Please continue with what you were doing. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. — Ched :  ?  13:02, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Thank you. There's nothing for anyone to find out. BarkingMoon (talk) 14:34, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
What prompted your comments to Giacomo that implied you knew him from "way back"? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 14:52, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
At least you asked but given how this mess has gone, most people would just see things that aren't there. BarkingMoon (talk) 15:05, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
You made comments to Giacomo that suggested you and he have a history. Then he came back with innuendo but no direct accusation. [1] So just how do you know so much about Giacomo? And just so we're clear on this, he's no pal of mine either - I've found him to be difficult. Hence I generally stay away from him. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 15:23, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Giano is a fantastic writer. He is also not shy about speaking his mind. Wikipedaia maintains all the past history of things said, and it's easy to go back and read those discussions. Folks will draw conclusions from those things that were said in the past. Everyone .. and I mean EVERYONE makes mistakes. What we post on WP, once we hit that save button, is gonna be there forever. It's wrong to draw conclusions about someone over a bunch of text that was dumped in the heat of the moment. That whole AGF thing is such a wonderful concept. — Ched :  ?  16:24, 29 June 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for getting the pics, nicely representative. Montanabw(talk) 21:06, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

No problem. I was surprised the guy agreed, but he was great about it. BarkingMoon (talk) 21:07, 29 June 2011 (UTC)


It looks they've figured out who your previous identities were. Things might go better if you would own up to your past before the checkusers bring the hammer down, as I think you'll find some support here, given that your work under your current ID has been reasonable. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 03:56, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

There is only one admin I trust. I don't trust arbcom. I am not editing with other accounts. My story is kind of unique and if I told it could harm myself and another person and I can't do that. This is just a web site. So if wiki is more worried about following certain rules, that's fine, no need for checkuser, just block me and end the drama.BarkingMoon (talk) 09:53, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
We don't need drama; if you need to make contact with that admin go straight ahead and we can try to work it out between you; that admin; arbcom and other miscellaneous involved people. In the end you probably will be able to edit - for god's sake you've already made some good articles! Just make the effort to do the "right" thing. Don't make it overly-difficult for yourself. --Addihockey10 e-mail 18:20, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. I already talked to the admin.BarkingMoon (talk) 20:13, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
If you'd like you could talk to me; do you plan on returning? I'm sure we could work it out. --Addihockey10 e-mail 01:08, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
BarkingMoon, could you please identify the admin in question? Otherwise, the evidence would appear to show that there is a violation of WP:SOCK, which could result in the account being blocked.   Will Beback  talk  02:20, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
I will not ID the admin. That decision is hers/his. But do what you have to do, but you'd be blocking the wrong account and for the wrong reason.BarkingMoon (talk) 02:24, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
Then please shed light on the matter and either identify your previous account, or explain why you are editing the same articles from the same POV as a vanished editor.   Will Beback  talk  02:27, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
I've already explained here on this page why I can't do that. But to summarize, real people are more important than a website. Block away if that's what you feel you have to do.BarkingMoon (talk) 02:29, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
  • What is it you want to know Will? There's an open SPI case isn't there? The editor you're badgering has stated they are NOT first: Mattisse, and now Rlevse. They've requested wp:cleanstart from the get go. They are NOT obligated to inform anyone of their past account. — Ched :  ?  02:35, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Invisible RailEdit

Welcome back, and I must say congratulations! Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:33, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Interesting article. I never heard of that bird before. The one thing that's puzzling is why it's called "invisible", which the article does not explain. It's certainly not invisible. Is it called that because it's flightless, dark-feathered, and presumably not seen frequently? (I'm thinking of another naming oddity, "Lost Lake", in Oregon, which is certainly not "lost" as it appears in many a travel brochure). ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 05:17, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
Nothing said why, I can only presume because it's hard to see in the wild.BarkingMoon (talk) 09:55, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For all your reverts! Fewq567 (talk) 07:53, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK promotingEdit

Just FYI, at standard practice at DYK is to avoid promoting to prep the same hooks that you reviewed and verified (i.e., what you did here). When there is no hurry to put a prep together and no shortage of verified hooks, it's better to select hooks verified by other reviewers, and let someone else promote the hooks that you verified; this provides an extra set of eyes to double-check your reviewing. In this case, even after your review both the hook and the article had problems, and someone might have caught them earlier if you hadn't promoted the hook yourself.

I am not trying to attack you here and there's no need to retire again over constructive criticism. I'm aware that this guideline is not made clear at Wikipedia:Did you know/Guide#Updating the DYK preparation areas, so I am just trying to make you aware of it. rʨanaɢ (talk) 20:35, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry. DYK has lots of written and unwritten rules to learn. I'll try very hard not to do that again. BarkingMoon (talk) 22:30, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for 2011 Musselshell River floodEdit

Calmer Waters 00:03, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Musselshell RiverEdit

Calmer Waters 00:03, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Beautiful, thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:44, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks Gerda!BarkingMoon (talk) 10:33, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
The picture of the calmer waters succeeded by Nikolaikirche for BWV 75, better late than never, will have to think about Trinity III next. Latest baby, intentionally premature, for discussion: Messiah structure, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:05, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

talk soonEdit

Hey there BM. I'll get back to you (and others) later today. I want to draft something up, but I want to coordinate what everyone feel comfortable with releasing too. Cheers and best. — Ched :  ?  12:17, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

okBarkingMoon (talk)

DYK for Soldiers ChapelEdit

Calmer Waters 16:07, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Nice day today, Amen. (I would refuse to salute the flag, smile.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:08, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
Yea, actually I wrote Soldiers Chapel before the Musselshell articles. We did our July 4 celebrating last night, mostly. BarkingMoon (talk) 16:10, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
As I wrote BWV 75 (for 26 June) before BWV 10 (for 2 July). BWV 135 just nominated, time to celebrate, our National Holiday is 3 October, always celebrated with a choral concert, this year Die Schöpfung. But Messiah's first, s.a., --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:31, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

The latest finchEdit

Teach me English, please, plural-singular, I stumbled over "Males defend their female's ..." (sounds like several males share one female, but that may be German) and "They often feed in small flocks. Its call is a buzz-sounding "chew"." Buzz, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:45, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

it could be read that way too. I'll change it to "A male will defend its female mate....". Buzz-as in a whiring saw sound or a bumblebee sound. BarkingMoon (talk) 21:53, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, wasn't clear enough, still pl-s: They (feed) ... Its (call), - had to read that twice, but nice reading, the article, I mean! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:02, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
Feed in this sense is "to eat" as in fressen. Call, the sound a bird makes. BarkingMoon (talk) 22:12, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
Difficult language, smile, why is it "They" one sentence, "Its" the next? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:16, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
Frau Gerda: Let me remind you English is a GERMANIC language (from your homeland). The Angle and Saxons were Germanic tribes. Perhaps its hard because England kept getting invaded by uncountable groups over the centuries. Or perhaps because I need to tweak it ;-) But here, you've lost me, which sentences are you talking about exactly? BarkingMoon (talk) 22:21, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
Where we started here (s.a.), end of the article: "They often feed in small flocks. Its call is a buzz-sounding "chew". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:29, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
Fixed. BarkingMoon (talk) 22:31, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
Buzz, s.a., --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:40, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
I don't know what s.a means. BarkingMoon (talk) 09:48, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
See above. (I mean "see above", so don't look above.) Is there a proper abbreviation for "see above" and "see below"? - Our churches were nicely visited, in spite of the Holiday. Did you follow my little experiment to not have Bach cantata linked in the hook this time? If it's linked it gets 20% of the hits of the article, if not 10%. The reduction is even sharper considering that it gets half of those 10% on a normal day without exposure on the Main page. Plus it makes much more sense to read on an individual cantata if you know a bit on the background. (So please link if you happen to take an unlinked one to prep, smile.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:16, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Referencing problem for DYK nomination of Gómez FIXEDEdit

I fixed the attribution problem with the Gómez nomination. Can you take a look at Juan Gualberto Gómez again? Thanks so much, NickDupree (talk) 05:34, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

You've got mail!Edit

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Good riddance and goodbyeEdit

so long BarkingMoon (talk) 23:59, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Bullocks. You have my sympathies, regardless of circumstances. Calmer Waters 00:56, 6 July 2011 (UTC)


I've done as you asked Barking, and blocked you. If you EVER change your mind, feel free to ask me to unblock. I am so sorry for the people here that treated you as they did. I wish you all the very best.

Cheers buddy, and keep in touch please. — Ched :  ?  00:43, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

PS You can still post here at your talk page in case you want to request an unblock

  • Note to any administrator. If this account ever requests an unblock, please by all means unblock immediately. This block was ONLY issued because the user requested that I do it. (in email)
    • I am sorry you decided to hang up your hat, BarkingMoon. I wish you would come back and keep doing all the good stuff you have been doing at DYK. The fact is, this is a great encyclopedia that anybody can edit. As a result, we have some abrasive editors. We will always have some abrasive editors, so I hope you decide to ignore them and then come back. Heck, I'm abrasive, but I can't help it, being covered with sharkskin. Sharktopus talk 01:33, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Conditions for unblock already set by blocking admin. [2] Dreadstar 00:52, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Gray-crowned Rosy FinchEdit

Calmer Waters 00:02, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

BarkingMoon, when I saw you left us I felt like screaming. (The fact was ... that Martin Luther's chorale Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (From deep affliction I cry out to you) was sung at his own funeral?)
I reflected rejected and goodwill, and start here to change the place, to make you consider to return. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:34, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Come back!Edit

Come back! We need you! Your contributions were invaluable!♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:15, 31 July 2011 (UTC)


promising spirit
Thank you for inspiring articles mainly on women and birds (an unusual opera singer, a bird called invisible, a military model, a river, a bird nesting high), also for a decent model of a user page focussed on content not person, for doing gnomish work, for new ideas such as dealing with old DYK nominations first, for composing prep sets, for collaboration. You made me feel like a sister regardless of age, a pleasure, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:00, 16 April 2012 (UTC)


Precious and missed

Enjoy life! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:20, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

BWV 76Edit

  - a little green light for your return --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:13, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
I don't know if you ever look in anymore .. but you have my best wishes as well buddy. — Ched :  ?  14:07, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
so long

oops Victuallers (talk) 12:28, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Merry ChristmasEdit

  Holiday Cheer
Victuallers talkback is wishing BM Season's Greetings! Thanks, this is just to celebrate the holiday season and promote WikiLove, and hopefully makes your day a little better. Spread the seasonal good cheer by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone with whom you had disagreements in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Share the good feelings. - Vic/Roger

inspired by this - you could do the same

SG for Invisible RailEdit

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:03, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

not goneEdit

You may be gone from wiki, but you are not forgotten. You did good things here for all, and you are remembered. I am grateful that for a brief moment, your life touched mine. Wherever you are, whatever you're doing ... I hope life is treating you well. There's a little place in my heart that belongs to you, and it will live forever. Best always. — Ched :  ?  09:05, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

One of the good things was the start of Invisible Rail, on the Main Page on 1 April 2015 and viewed almost 40k times in April (quick check), --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:40, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

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