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Re:Status

I don't know anything about scripts and I'm having trouble with Firefox 3 at the moment. (Crashes every time I download something and is caused by Data Execution Prevention on Vista SP1), so I don't want to do anything that might make it worse. I've joined the Mozilla Forum on this topic at - Random Firefox 3 Crashes- Data Execution Prevention under the Username of romana 3. With most users FF 3 is unusable. Kathleen.wright5 13:55, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

I've found the answer:Uninstall CyberdefenderFree 2 and install AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.0.135. Kathleen.wright5 10:03, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

So it isn't "Hussam"?

Why did you revert it? I don't see a citation on the "Jabr" name. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.181.138.231 (talk) 21:11, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Colonialism

(From user page)

Howdy, don't consider this vandalism, but a means of contacting you. I made a few minor changes in Colonialism. Two of which correct blatent historical errors, not subjective "facts" , but factual events that are not in dispute. One one which was the claim that the US was involved in occupying Vietnam during WW II. That is like the humorous pep speech line from Animal House in which the John Belushi's character talks about Germany Bombing Pearl Harbor(which everyone knows was a Japanese Military attack, not German). American soldiers were never in French Indo China (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia) during the Second World War(1939-1945), a fact which I cannot find disputed by anywhere or anyone, even the popular World War II revisionist Pat Buchannan. French Indo-China was occupied by the Japanese Imperial Army until Japan's surrender on August 15, 1945. I understand that the colonialism section is up for ideological dispute depending on where you are from and your political views, but it does a diservice to the section to have simple factual inaccuracies like the idea that America somehow was involved in Vietnam in the Second World War. American troops, then called "advisers" were not in Vietnam until 1955 after the French defeat at Dien Bien Phu(1954). If the article intends to talk about the Vietnam War, then please change it to suit that idea. I can understand that someone may argue the American-Vietnam War and American Occupation of Vietnam began in 1955, 1963 or 1965, but no one argues that it began in the Second World War. I don't want to sound haughty, but I have a degree in History, and feel that Wikipedia usually is pretty good about history, but in some instances, including the example I have given lacks the simple factual check that would be required to correct simple inaccuracies.

Thanks

Benjamin

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RE: ITN

Oh, thanks! :D weburiedoursecretsinthegarden 21:25, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks again mate - I should really just do that by reflex now... weburiedoursecretsinthegarden 20:40, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

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ITN

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ITN again

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ITN redux

  On 19 July, 2008, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article(s) 2008 Pacific typhoon season, which you created or substantially updated. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the In the news candidates page.

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Removed stories from the Current Events page

Hi. User talk:87.198.133.62 has been removing the story about the alleged abuses at the Cook County Jail at Portal:Current events/2008 July 18 saying it's "regional" news and that there's a rule against it. He's done it three times now and I put a vandalism tag on his talk page (which he then removed) and then left a message on my talk page telling me not to threaten him. I noticed that you've dealt with this problem before. Any suggestions? (P.S. we don't actually have rule against "regional" news in the current events section do we?)--Cdogsimmons (talk) 14:55, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

oh, yes. we do. --87.198.133.62 (talk) 14:57, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

RE: False positive

ok, got it. Thanks for the heads up. Montgomery' 39 (talk) 01:24, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:GreenlakeShaker-crop.jpg)

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Done, see below. SpencerT♦C 11:19, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Re: Delete

Hi again. Can you delete Image:GreenlakeShaker-crop.jpg? I created a free image of higher quality at Image:Shaker Heights Houses.jpg (commons), which is pretty much the exact same image. Thanks, SpencerT♦C 00:42, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Done. Much improved, nice work. That lake's got some BAD algae though. Melesse (talk) 05:49, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

You've got mail

Thanks. Boy, are there regs to watch out for... Still have to decide to try & salvage it or not. Sorry to hear you lost a tool against vandals. TREKphiler hit me ♠ 21:39, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks again. TREKphiler hit me ♠ 00:32, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

ITN

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RFA thankspam

Thanks for your support in my RFA, which passed with 140 supporting, 11 opposing, and 4 neutral. I will do my best to live up to the trust that you have given to me. If I can ever assist you with anything, just ask.

Cheers!

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ITN

-- tariqabjotu 23:42, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Barnstars 'R' Me

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Re: Revert

The reason I said that was your edit also removed some content that had been added after the tags were put on the page and before they were removed. I always try to make sure that when I restore tags that someone has removed, I don't mess with any other changes that have been made. I wasn't trying to attack you or anything, I just think that's the best way to do it. Thingg 18:37, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Re: Barnstar

Wow! Thanks a lot! I was kind of going to give this to you anyway... soooooo..... heeerrreee it is: Thingg 19:02, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

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For your many vandalism reversions and excellent use of Huggle. Keep up the great work! (and let me have a few of the reversions huh?? ;) ) Thingg 19:02, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
lol. I just realized I said almost exactly the same thing you did.... heh. oops. :P Thingg 19:10, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

two weeks!?

You do realize that we're probably going to end up with Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's picture on ITN for the entire time, don't you? In any case, thanks for all of your work. You do a lot of the heavy lifting for the template. Enjoy your b!reak - BanyanTree 00:27, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

ITN again

  On 30 July, 2008, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article(s) George Tupou V, which you created or substantially updated. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the In the news candidates page.

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ITN Administrator category

I created the category Category:Wikipedia in the news frequent administrators. As you have experience in ITN and ITN-related matters, I invite you to add your name there. The purpose is so if a non-admin (such as myself) needs an administrator to add, modify, or remove an item, you have experience in this area. Thanks, SpencerT♦C 01:43, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the invite, Spencer, but I'd rather not be the first one in the cat. :-) I'll wait a bit... I'm supposed to be on wikivacation, anyway. --PFHLai (talk) 14:39, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
Okay, I understand. Thanks for your consideration, SpencerT♦C 00:30, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
You're welcome, Spencer. BTW, you may want to think about recruiting User: Stephen, User: Aecis, User: Jacoplane, User: Josiah Rowe, User: Centrx, User: David Levy (esp. when you need help with ITN pics), User: The Tom, User: Zocky, User: Zoney, User: Golbez, User: Brian0918, User: youngamerican, User: JForget (esp. when the news is about storms), User: Blood Red Sandman (esp. when the news is about derailments, plane crashes or other disasters), user: Jiang, User: Thue, User: Rje, and User: Monotonehell. Hope this helps.--PFHLai (talk) 20:59, 3 August 2008 (UTC)
Spencer, this category of yours was deleted today because it was empty. I have just restored it. If you still want this category around, you may want to step up your recruiting. Good Luck. --PFHLai (talk) 18:12, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Many thanks!

  Thank you...

...for participating in my RfA, which closed with 119 in support, 4 neutral and 5 opposes. I'm honestly overwhelmed at the level of support that I've received from the community, and will do my best to maintain the trust placed in me. I 'm also thankful to those who opposed or expressed a neutral position, for providing clear rationales and superb feedback for me to build on. I've set up a space for you to provide any further feedback or thoughts, should you feel inclined to. However you voted, thanks for taking the time out to contribute to the process, it's much appreciated. Kind regards, Gazimoff 22:02, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

ITN + Golf

= done :) weburiedoursecretsinthegarden 21:22, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

SRB

Please refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Second_right_brother#Fan_Site.3F --DoubleDate (talk) 00:03, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

tewiki featured articles in enwiki

Hello, Dev. I see from your userpage that you speak Telugu. I finished Wikipedia:Featured articles in other languages/Telugu and was wondering you could create two articles that do not exist on en.wiki that are featured on te.wiki. The articles are te:దామోదరం సంజీవయ్య and te:బ్రాహ్మణగూడెం. Much appreciated, SpencerT♦C 18:34, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Hi Spencer, thanks for the information. I see one of the two articles existing in enwiki. so I removed the redlink from Wikipedia:Featured articles in other languages/Telugu. I also started a stub for the other article and will try to expand it. Dev (talk) 20:02, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

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Re:ITN

Nice to see a message from you. Yes, the authors seldom get credit for ITN update. So I had mentioned it in one of my recent nom. In past, I would track which admin updated the ITN and ask for one on his talk page. Keep in touch. --gppande «talk» 06:24, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Angoor Ada Raid Expansion

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For greatly expanding coverage of this historical event. Veggy (talk) 02:28, 4 September 2008 (UTC)


I scrapped the article together as fast as I could before I had to go somewhere. Glad to see someone saw it and revised it. -- Veggy (talk) 02:28, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

You did respond. There was a bot issue that came up as a result of some vandalism on another page and I deleted your response along with the bot notification by mistake. Thanks again. -- Veggy (talk) 21:18, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

RE: Shiveluch FPC

Question — what square-shaped artifacts? —Sunday Scribe 01:02, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Police state blankings

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Thanks! Happy to help. --SpyMagician (talk) 02:56, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

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My RfA

  Thank you for supporting me in my RfA, which passed with a count of (166/43/7). I appreciate your comments and in my actions as an administrator I will endeavor to maintain the trust you have placed in me. I am honored by your trust and your support. Thank you, Cirt (talk) 03:12, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

WikiCup

Hi there, I noticed you expressed an interest in participating in the previous WikiCup, entry for participating in the 2009 WikiCup in now open here, there aren't many rules but try to look at them. Thank you and good luck. Sunderland06 (talk) 10:46, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

2008/09 Australian cricket team tour to India

Could you please explain why you removed this news item? The news item is about the Australian team's tour to India.I just included the news item that Ponting has stated that Indian tour was still in doubt. Please do have a look at the article as well as the news item I had included. It is well-sourced and based on media reports-RavichandarMy coffee shop 01:32, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

    • Well, the tour slated to happen in a few days is already mired in controversy. And I feel it has already attracted a great deal of attention. That is why I added :-) And then, I am sorry if I had been harsh. This is my first addition to the "news" section on Main Page and I really wanted one of mine to appear. Regards-RavichandarMy coffee shop 01:51, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

re: ITN

...well, you did all the work, but thanks anyway :-) --brewcrewer (yada, yada) 20:17, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank you

Hi Spencer. I would like to thank you for your support in my RfA and the confidence expressed thereby. It is very much appreciated. :) The RfA was closed as successful with 73 supports, 3 opposes and 4 neutral. I would especially like to thank WBOSITG for nominating me. Best wishes and thanks again, —αἰτίας discussion 23:15, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

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Re: ITN updated

Thank you for the notification template. :) But I was the one who posted the Thai political crisis story to ITN anyway. - Mark 03:09, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank you!

Cheers!

La Pianista (TCSR) 01:58, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

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So now we're even. Kudos, and thanks again for your tireless work on my page. :D :D :D —La Pianista (TCSR) 02:06, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the shiny! J.delanoygabsadds 02:14, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Oh my god

Wow... Wikipedia rollbacks, are real quik, thats all i said. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.208.51.122 (talk) 01:33, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Re:Barnstar

Thank you for the barnstar! And thank you for reverting vandalism on my talk page. :-) ... discospinster talk 01:42, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Re: ITN

Thanks! It's always nice to receive a message like that. Thank you for letting me know. Aridd (talk) 19:28, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

66.202.195.97 address

This is a dynamic IP Address for Davenport University. THere could be hundreds of users on at once with the same IP address —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.202.195.97 (talk) 19:40, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Falcon 1 Flight 4 Talk Page

I've reverted the removeal of my comment on the talk page. You are right, it is forum-like and does not relate to the content of the article. However, I am extremely dubious about the editing of *other peoples comments in talk pages*. It is in my experience - and rightfully so - normal on a talk page instead to leave a comment. Toby Douglass (talk) 06:43, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Featured List contest

Hey Spencer, this is IMatthew (talk · contribs), co-coordinator of the WikiCup; just informing you of the Featured List contest, starting this coming Friday. You may want to check it out; it will keep you busy for the time being before the WikiCup starts around January. Thanks for listening! iMatthew (talk) 21:50, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

ITN

Thanks for all of your help on the 2008 NRL Grand Final article! Getting that to the Main Page wasn't easy, but very rewarding! Its the 3rd page I have created, EVER, and it made the Wikipedia Main Page! So happy...thanks again for all of your help! - c4v3m4n (talk · contribs) 21:57, October 6 2008 (UTC)

optional Adminquestion

Do you think it makes sense to put discussions you participate in on your watchlist, and check back if people responded to your contributions? Bonusquestion: do you think it is beneficial for the climate of discussions Wikipedia when, after being presented with new facts, participants of a discussion admit that their initial position might have been wrong? --Dschwen 23:39, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Beat the Crats Congrats

 
Congrats on your RfA, and best of luck with the tools. — sephiroth bcr (converse) 03:14, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations, on your newfound adminship. You'll do well with the mop. RkMnQ (talk) 01:35, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes, congratulations, you are now an administrator - and with an overwhelming majority of editors supporting your RfA! Now is the time to visit the Wikipedia:New admin school and, if you haven't already, to look through the Wikipedia:Administrators' how-to guide and Wikipedia:Administrators' reading list. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me, or at the Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard. Warofdreams talk 01:41, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations! You'll be an excellent addition to our admin team. Have fun! J.delanoygabsadds 02:02, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Indeed. Congratulations. seresin ( ¡? )  02:04, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
Congratulations! Remember, when in doubt, WP:DDTMP. :-) Welcome to the club. –Juliancolton Tropical Cyclone 02:17, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
Congrats! Ecoleetage (talk) 02:44, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

My pleasure, and congratulations! Jayjg (talk) 02:56, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations! Cirt (talk) 02:59, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
Congrats!Erik the Red 2 ~~~~ 03:02, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
Here to pile on! You truly do deserve the tools. Have fun with the new toys! §hep¡Talk to me! 03:05, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
 
The admins' T-shirt.

Congratulations on your successful RfA! Do everything you're supposed to and nothing you're not! Make sure to check out the new admin school. Good luck and feel free to ask me if you have any questions. GlassCobra 07:34, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

No problem mate, well done. Regards Ijanderson (talk) 07:43, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
Well done! Congratulations! --Tone 08:45, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Congratualtions! --Banime (talk) 13:13, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes. All your hard work does pay off. — Ceranthor [Formerly LordSunday] 19:14, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations from me as well. :) Best wishes, —αἰτίας discussion 20:07, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

ME TOO!!!! Well done and all, but why haven't you updated ITN yet? ;) --Stephen 20:21, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Congrats!   jj137 (talk) 02:31, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations on your successful RFA. Thanks for the note on my talk page too . Best wishes -- Tinu Cherian - 08:57, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
Congratulations. Here are what pass for words of wisdom from the puppy:
  1. Remember you will always protect the wrong version.
  2. Remember you must always follow the rules, except for when you ignore them. You will always pick the wrong one to do. (See #5)
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  4. Use the block ability sparingly. Enjoy the insults you receive when you do block.
  5. Remember when you make these errors, someone will be more than happy to point them out to you in dazzling clarity and descriptive terminology.
  6. and finally, Remember to contact me if you ever need assistance, and I will do what I am able.
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Wrong person

Okay, I don't know who did that bad edit on Rozen Maiden, but it wasn't Kikiluvscheese. :? Kikiluvscheese (talk) 23:48, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank You!

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For your assistance in keeping USS New Jersey (BB-62) vandal free while the article was up on the mainpage I herby award you The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar. Keep up the good work! TomStar81 (Talk) 00:41, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks for the ITN credit banner on my talkpage. I just like collecting them. --GPPande talk! 10:20, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Nice to know you became admin. It's good to have helpful admin's on ITN and who pay attention to recognition for contributors. --GPPande talk! 12:12, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
Good that you are around. I just now replied to your message on WP:ITN/C page. I will check if anything more interesting can be added. The thing is, Sachin's article is so full of his records that they tend to get buried under existing ones. Feel free to modify the blurb if it's messy. --GPPande talk! 14:47, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks for the welcome. And thank you for telling new users about the four tildes. If no one told me I might not have found out otherwise(I did BTW, find out before you told me).

One question: Where would I find empletes for your "On Wikipedia"/"Off Wikipedia" boxes for my uder page? LCpl Stephen Bolin, USMC (talk) 03:49, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks for reverting the pagemove on my userpage! Gore blimey, he got a bit carried away with that. CaptainVindaloo t c e 12:18, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Spamming at Urolagnia

Thank you for blocking one of the IPs that was spamming Urolagnia. I wonder if you might also block 86.129.233.28 as that is the IP from which the most recent spam has come. Thanks. Whatever404 (talk) 21:01, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for signing my guestbook

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Move prot

Thanks for the move protection, not planning to change usernames at any recent point in the future so everything is just peaches. Thanks again, have a great day. neuro(talk) 23:20, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Ah, never thought about that. Blame it on me being tired last night ;) neuro(talk) 08:47, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks from me as well. I'll probably ask for temp unprotection or to be just moved outright when I need to archive my usertalk, but thankfully my usertalk is pretty slow, so it won't be necessary for ages yet. Thanks again! CaptainVindaloo t c e 12:02, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Aye, I might do that instead. I've already been using the page move method, that's all. CaptainVindaloo t c e 15:24, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

RE: Yemen Floods

Thanks for improving it! :) Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 01:01, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

No problem! Hopefully I'll be able to help out a bit more with ITN stuff now. Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 01:04, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
Sorry about that; however, since it is so recent, I couldn't find any free-use images. Flickr's creativecommons drew a blank, so I don't know where else to look. Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 01:10, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
Sounds good! Have "fun" at work! :) Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 03:36, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
Haha, well, I'll do my best to disprove them. Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 03:37, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Bahahaha, as if! Oh how I love people who read this and complain about hurricane bias. :P Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 00:48, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Oh wow, thanks a ton for the barnstar! And if you ever need anything let me know. :) Keep up the great work, Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 02:57, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Main Page redesign

The Main Page Redesign proposal is currently conducting a straw poll to select five new designs, before an RFC in which one will be proposed to replace the Main Page. The poll closes on October 31st. Your input would be hugely appreciated! Many thanks, PretzelsTalk! 09:06, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Page protected

You've protected your userpage with the cascading option enabled, which means all transluced templates on your page are also protected. 66.63.184.3 (talk) 18:24, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

ok, but why? Just saying as I tried to edit Template:User Filipino to get the code to put on my talk page but it said it was protected. Not really a problem for me as I got the code anyway, but still. I can see now your page has been vandalized so I understand now. Thanks for your time. 66.63.184.3 (talk) 12:53, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Ferritin values in image

Good thing you have additional values for ferritin to Reference ranges for blood tests. If you add the values to the article, with the reference, then it can be included in the next update of the image. Mikael Häggström (talk) 06:02, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

Asherman's syndrome page vandalism

Hi Spencer, you recently noted that recent changes to the Asherman's syndrome page blocked content-for example, the entire reference list of 31 credible references was removed by a user who's IP address I traced to Korea. I have re-added the reference list and will check to see that the other changes were not also serious. The page was assessed as 'start' level which I think is unfair and due to the references having been removed. It seems that the vandalism was deliberate to lower the credibility of the page. I am requesting that it be re-assessed with all references. Floranerolia (talk) 01:27, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar.

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Credit for ITN.

Bhutan king news has been posted on ITN. Just wanted to check if you could award me a souvenir like this for my collection as per this. Tone has posted the news but seems busy. I would appreciate if you could make me happy. :-) --GPPande talk! 09:34, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

New version of blood values

Hi. Just wanted you to know that a new version of blood values is uploaded as a featured picture candidate, in case you have comments or further suggestions: Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Blood values. Mikael Häggström (talk) 19:13, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

ITN

Hi,

I've amended the headline about the stimulus package and also found another article that covers the event. Which one do you think is more appropriate? Hopefully, it can be posted sometime soon. 130.113.81.33 (talk) 03:21, 11 November 2008 (UTC)


Barnstar

That's very kind of you, Spencer; thanks. I think your weekend Ohio blitz put my pecking away at it into shade, though. Very well done. At the risk of turning this into a love-in, you should have one back.

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For blitzing Ohio, nuking Muqayshit ;) and sundry geocoord work mentioned in dispatches, much thanks. Only another 98,000 to go. --Tagishsimon (talk) 19:01, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the recognition, Spencer. I've been editing Wikipedia, slowly, for 2½ years, and that's my first barnstar. I'm grinning ear to ear tonight. Travisl (talk) 04:48, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Re: barnstar

Thanks! --Bachrach44 (talk) 15:14, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Wikicookie

Hey Spencer, thanks for the ITN note,[1] for your message and visit.--Florentino floro (talk) 05:36, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks!

Hey Spencer, thanks for the ITN note saying I helped expand the Egyptians pyramid news. I really liked the news. Quite different from typical news items on politics or weather. --GPPande talk! 04:42, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

No problem - Nice to see you back. Thanks! --GPPande talk! 20:34, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Sirius Star v. MV Sirius Star

Um, in your move back of your move you link to an article that does refer to it as the MV Sirius Star. What am I missing? JoshuaZ (talk) 22:37, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. That makes sense. JoshuaZ (talk) 22:42, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Invitation-request to comment on ANI, Max v Floro & Floro v Max, for blocking

Hi, may I please request you to submit some comment on my[2]and User:Maxschmelling's twin petitions-complaints on the Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents for blocking. Despite the long RFC, where Max lost, and was warned not to stalk me, since September 25, Max refused to stop stalking me and my edits. This is a sad day for Wikipedia. Cheers.[3] --Florentino floro (talk) 05:44, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Geodata scorecard

I've just updated User:The Anome/Coord missing scorecard: it looks like the "natural" background rate of geocoding is about 60 articles per day. -- The Anome (talk) 15:58, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

RE:ITN copyvio

Well, I didn't think it was a copyvio, primarily because the picture's creator gave me permission to use all of his pictures. I won't contest this though. Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 22:25, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Oh, and thanks for the words of reassurance! They mean a lot to me, really. :D Keep up the being awesome-ness, Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 22:26, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks!

Hi. Thanks for letting me know about the ITN mention of the Waitaha penguin article that I started. Grundle2600 (talk) 14:38, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

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MV Powerful

Hello Spencer. I'm curious why the image was rmvd with the Summary notation that it wasn't Fair Use in this article. --Rosiestep (talk) 17:07, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Thank You

Dear Spencer,
Thank you for your kind words of advice. I will take them in. Must get back to Vandal Hunting & Rollbacking though - Best Regards,
Limideen 15:26, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

My comment on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Picea Pungens Young Cones.jpg

No worries, I posted a screenshot that should clear it up any attempt at faking anyway. Noodle snacks (talk) 00:41, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

Jclemens RfA

2008 Jos riots

Hello Spencer. I noticed you working on 2008 Jos riots. I was going to nominate it for ITN, but I don't know exactly where the nominations page is (along with the criteria for ITN if there is one). Could you point me to the correct pages? Or could you tell me more on how to get an article to ITN? Also, I was thinking of nominating the article for WP:DYK, as that is where I'm most active at. But can an article be in ITN and DYK? – RyanCross (talk) 03:33, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Alright, thanks. – RyanCross (talk) 03:42, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
I have no concerns. Go right ahead. – RyanCross (talk) 03:58, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank you. :-) – RyanCross (talk) 04:05, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Drop the dead donkey - the beer has arrived

  Have an unyielding beer on me.

Let the amber nectar flow all day and night. Let it run down the mountains and through the caverns and across the rich lawns to swamp the streets. Let it rain beer. Let the heavens open and shine forth beer. Let it all be beer. Wonderful beer. And let it be as deep as the heart of a lion.

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Thank you for participating in my RfA

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ITN notification thanks

Thanks for the notification about ITN... but I was also the admin who made the ITN update, so I'm not sure that I'm template-worthy. But thanks anyway! :) —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 03:30, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

ITN note thanks

Yay! Drugs and pork - a lethal combination when taken in the same month! ;) --➨Candlewicke  :) Sign/Talk 13:58, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Google Tools Question

Hey Spencer - I posted this on the talk page for the Coords project (thanks for your welcome, by the way). Nobody has responded and wasn't sure if you could help!

"Howdy - I tried the second javascript option (the long one) listed at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Obtaining_geographic_coordinates#Google_tools This seems to give incorrect coordinates. The first (short) one works, but I prefer the output format of the second option. Anybody out there know how to make it work right? If so, this would be a huge help! -- Kojones 19:19 US Mountain Time, 30 November 2008"

Thanks so much! -- Kojones 13:07 US Mountain Time, 11 December 2008 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kojones (talkcontribs) 20:07, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Turkmenistani

Hi Spencer. I used to think it wasn't a word either, but apparently it is - see this Guardian article as an example. We use it to differentiate things related to the country to things related to the ethnic group (Turkmen) - not only Turkmen live in Turkmenistan. пﮟოьεԻ 57 21:16, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar

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Sandbox

How can i use a sandbox? HEAL ME! 18:50, 23 December 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.158.125.246 (talk)

2008 Jamaica Slum War

It is fine to delete that article. I have not found evidence to show that violence between Jamaican gangs constitute it being clasified as a war. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jersay (talkcontribs) 20:44, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!

  Merry Christmas!
Spencer, here's hoping you're having a wonderful Christmas, and here's also hoping that all your family and friends are well. Lets all hope that the year coming will be a good one! If we've had disputes in the past, I hold no grudges, especially at such a time as this. If you don't know I am, I apologise, feel free to remove this from your page.
Come and say hi, I won't bite, I swear! It could even be good for me, you know - I'm feeling a little down at the moment with all of these snowmen giving me the cold shoulder :(
neur ho ho ho(talk) 00:11, 25 December 2008 (UTC)
Wish you a very happy Christmas. --GPPande 16:56, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!

Thanks for the kind message. Have a safe and happy holiday! §hep¡Talk to me! 20:34, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Re:Christmas message

Thanks for the Christmas message, I haven't been here much lately because I've busy at WikiChristian and Wikia:Christianity (Christianity Knowledge Base). Kathleen.wright5 08:01, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

No

I'm sorry.

I didn't realize it was TFA, or I never would have done that. I've contacted an oversighter on IRC, so hopefully he can send in a cruise missile instead of a hydrogen bomb >_> J.delanoygabsadds 18:55, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Links

Please either edit BOTH all www.cheiron-music.com www.cheiron-songwriters.de.vu links OUT or keep them all in.

It is not fair one link is banned if they both give more information about the Cheiron Studios.

Thanks for your understanding!

www.cheiron-music.com is doing very badly commercial for his site, which I cannot understand it is accepted by wikipedia.

The link is on more than 10 sites without the site even being finished. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.185.88.69 (talk) 18:57, 28 December 2008 (UTC)


Hello Again,
can you please edit the link www.cheiron-music.com OUT of the Cheiron Studios page.
The site is not even finished - a under construction site. It can't be in the sense of wiki —Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.160.142.26 (talk) 14:09, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas bud! Sorry it took me so long to respond. Cheers, Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 12:24, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Urgent

You seem to be online. There is a double entry on ITN for Belgium PM news. Two should be merged. --GPPande 20:23, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, I noticed it before logging off and found you online as Tone seemed inactive. Two items can be merged into one and kept on ITN but I am not good at suggesting wording. So leaving it to others. Will logoff now. Thanks! --GPPande 20:27, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Thank you

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
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Best wishes, neuro(talk) 00:59, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Spam links again

Hello Spencer, somehow the site www.cheiron-music.com is edited in again and again and again. I try to keep the page clean from the spam link, but it's hardly possible to do so.

Is there a solution we could get rid of spam like this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheiron_Studios

Thanks! 87.160.160.8 (talk) 07:31, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

A page needs to be deleted

A page needs to be deleted that was made by a person that you recently blocked --macbookair3140 (talk) 01:25, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for deleting the page. Cheat code lists are not appropriate for Wikipedia. --macbookair3140 (talk) 02:42, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Your listing at your WikiCup subpage

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Hey Spenc, if I can make a suggestion: when handing out these "awards" please talk a look at the "Revision history statistics" of the new article. You should then make an arbitrary decision regarding the which one of the top contributors should get the "award" besides for the creator. At times, the creator just created the article and it was other editors that put hard work and effort into making the article main page-worthy. Once you're handing out this "awards" you might as well give it to the top contributors as well. It's just a few simple edits and it creates lots of goodwill. Best, --brewcrewer (yada, yada) 04:18, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

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Thanks. Do you by any chance know it ITN's can be added to the iconstatis? That's the little symbols at the top of my user page. --brewcrewer (yada, yada) 03:34, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks a LOT!--brewcrewer (yada, yada) 04:36, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

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Why did you tag it with the current date rather than the date it went on the main page?--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 00:36, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Belgian ITN

Thanks! --➨♀♂Candlewicke ST # :) 15:55, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes, three kids now. Oh dear. :( --➨♀♂Candlewicke ST # :) 15:59, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

  • Can you alter the Main Page to three? The reports of four appear to be misplaced and the German language source has revised the death toll to three now as well. We don't appear to have anything definite on four deaths anymore. --➨♀♂Candlewicke ST # :) 16:55, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
Probably the best move and should cover any future ups and downs too. --➨♀♂Candlewicke ST # :) 16:58, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
I shall have a look. --➨♀♂Candlewicke ST # :) 17:05, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
Would you say the Belgian ITN should be retained? There does seem to be some support and the sources are spread over at least three continents. Perhaps they could all be included and better care taken when it comes to updating the next day? --➨♀♂Candlewicke ST # :) 22:09, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

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DYK for Filipinos in the Netherlands

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Dravecky (talk) 11:40, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

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OK, thanks. --➨♀♂Candlewicke ST # :) 19:56, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

That is nice start. You almost covered all. I would take a detail look, maybe tomorrow. --GPPande 22:49, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
I see the version is done now. Good job! --GPPande 07:56, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Did you know...

  • Did you know we've had a total of twenty-five ITNs so far in 2009 (an average of one per day) and that you, Spencer, have posted nine of them (over 33%)? --➨♀♂Candlewicke ST # :) 04:09, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
    • I thought a ten-fold expansion merited a personalised DYK in this circumstance! ;) --➨♀♂Candlewicke ST # :) 21:03, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

RE:ITN

Sure, I'll get to it the second I have a moment of breathing time. Life is hectic at the moment; university applications and the works in progress. But yeah, I'll try to help out as much as I can! Thanks for letting me know (and great job at ITN!), Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :D 07:31, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Filipinos in Qatar

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Gatoclass 15:49, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

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Versus22 talk 16:52, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

ITN for internet users.

I am glad to see that the news made it to the ITN. It was kinda left behind and I had given up on the nomination. Better late than never. I really appreciate your watchful eyes here. --GPPande 19:31, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Just a cc regarding the Blagojevich ITN

Copied from my talk page, no response required

Hey folks, since there's two users in this talk I'll just thread this here. I promoted it to ITN on the reasoning that the removal of a state executive is, IMO, notable whether the subject himself is or not (though I'd figure it is inherent). Seemed obvious to me that this was more than Wikinews, which is why I skipped the discussion phase.

As to the portal, thanks for letting me know, I was not aware of the duplication being needed in the editing, I thought it was transcluded. Learn something new every day ;)

And lastly, I still think that it should be on the main page. While I can understand Spencer's logic in that it needs more information to make it encyclopedic and not just news, I personally don't think that anymore should or could be added to the article on the Blagojevich scandal at the time and it is a pretty descriptive article.

No matter it all, thanks for the input and the learning opportunity from all three. Keegantalk 06:12, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Fire death increase

The article on the Kenyan supermarket fire is now at odds with the Main Page. The deaths appear to have increased from 14 to 25. I'm afraid I can't change it though. --➨♀♂Candlewicke ST # :) 23:16, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

  • Great! Really? Thanks. I'm usually so busy throwing myself into things at ITN, DYK, general creation, repairing and updating, etc. to have noticed my lack of being one or to have become nominated by now. :D --➨♀♂Candlewicke ST # :) 23:25, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
    • I leave occasional comments in deletion discussions and have had some success in the area of proposed and speedy deletions too. I'm not sure what else I can do with regard to deletions as I can't exactly delete anything myself. --➨♀♂Candlewicke ST # :) 20:00, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
      • Nope. --➨♀♂Candlewicke ST # :) 20:12, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
        • Well yes, if it's available. I'm sure it would be very beneficial. --➨♀♂Candlewicke ST # :) 20:19, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
          • Thanks. I'll have a look at it when I have time. --➨♀♂Candlewicke ST # :) 20:23, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Charred Corpses of Kenya II: Oil Spill

What do you make of the latest installment in Kenya's fire-fighting scandal? I've left a headline at ITN. --➨♀♂Candlewicke ST # :) 04:11, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

ITN for Somali presidential election, 2009

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ITN continental breakdown

Congratulations, you seem to have been the user who posted the mosted ITNs in January 2009. I've added a continental breakdown which in my opinion suggests a few more African ITNs are needed and a whopping lot of South American ITNs! By my estimation you've posted the sole, single, lonely, only, isolated South American ITN in January! --➨♀♂Candlewicke ST # :) 05:42, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

And if you happen to be reading this and the Kenyan oil spill ignition still reads as "over 50", it should now say "at least 111". Thanks. --➨♀♂Candlewicke ST # :) 09:36, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

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DYK for Filipinos in Saudi Arabia

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Thanks!

Thank you - I believe that may be the first Barnstar I have properly earned! There doesn't appear to much happening at the moment though - which is rather a shame as I have not had too much to be doing today due to extreme weather conditions of the type that anyone in Australia would probably quite like at the minute. Unless high snow levels are something that ITN would accept? --➨♀♂Candlewicke ST # :) 21:40, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

ITN for Omid (satellite)

Hi, I was wondering if you could give me the template message for Omid (satellite)? I feel sort of awkward to notify myself. --BorgQueen (talk) 23:04, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Apophysis fractal flame FPC

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User talk:Cheapfriends

I just declined the "vandalism" speedy for one of his articles. Didn't see the whole story. All of the "northern" cyprus articles/pages/etc. were created as an act of vandalism? Or was it just some crazy political thing that I know nothing about but some group of people cares a lot about? Should I just go through the bunch and delete them? Basically looking for some context here, because none of those look like blatant vandalism. Protonk (talk) 23:07, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Enquiry about spam blacklist

I tried to put an external link (live streaming site) on BBC World News. The site in question begins with wwitv.com . Could you please tell me why it is on the spam blacklist? Also did you see my reply to your Christmas message on 26 December 2008 or did MiszaBot III get here first? Kathleen.wright5 06:39, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

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Australian death toll

Now 128. Main Page says 107. Goodnight. --➨♀♂Candlewicke ST # :) 03:21, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

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Germany general map.png

Hello! Technically it's possible to create a SVG version of that map but that leads to some cartographic consequences. The fonts are a big problem. If I offer SVG it would be impossible to use the font that I chose for that map. Not every font is suitable for maps and they massively affect the way a map looks like. The fonts I could use for SVG differ much from that one in this map. So in the end the map will look quite differently. Talking about it at WP:FPC means something different than talking about the PNG version. It's a decision about what you prefer: a translatable map or a map with a better graphic design. Additionally SVG is shown incorrectly in WP (if at all, problems with older browsers) so in most cases PNG versions are used in articles. The SVG version should be used for translations only until there is a better technical support for it.
I'm too busy in rl right now to create it if SVG is really wanted. This will have to wait some weeks. --NNW (talk) 16:17, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

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Sorry

I'm afraid I actually have Doré's Inferno, which, of course, lacks Paradiso. Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 08:18, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Actually, if it would help, I do have a modern reprint, but the image HAS been cropped from the original in it, which is why I don't use it.
This, by the way, is why I haste modern reprints: They suck. Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 19:23, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

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DYK for Filipinos in Palau

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ITN

Thanks for the barnstar, and I do have some suggestions for you. I don't think that we've had any entry about drug wars in Latin America, and if you could come up with one sometimes, it will be nice. And we need to have something about the Israeli election and Pakistan as well. --BorgQueen (talk) 16:24, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

My RfA

Thanks for contributing to my RfA! It was nice to see a name I recognized. While it didn't pass, it was a learning experience. There is a general thank you on my talk page should you be interested. I'll be seeing you around at FPC, I'm sure. Thanks again! ~ ωαdεstεr16«talkstalk» 16:57, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

ARRA

Yeah that seems like a good idea, the info is outdated.TomCat4680 (talk) 02:04, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

ITN for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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DYK for Filipinos in the United Arab Emirates

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