Welcome! -- Hello, Vid2vid, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. ...[chop]... Again, welcome! John Vandenberg 13:50, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

@Jayvdb: .. Hello back and thanks! Sorry I kept you waiting 12 years for a reply lol. From Peter aka Vid2vid (talk) 10:01, 22 November 2019 (UTC).


Please stop making useless edits to pages as you have done to SpamAssassin [1], [2] and [3]. Please make constructive edits to Wikipedia ! John Vandenberg 13:50, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

I don't appreciate being told my edits were useless, and I feel I contributed three important things to the SpamAssassin page on wikipedia. -Peter in San Diego, CA, USA = Vid2vid 23:22, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Hi PeterEdit

All photos I have put on Wikipedia and on the commons were shot by me. Thank you very much for the good words you sent on the Commons - it really makes it worthwhile. I'm currently in the midst of a drag queen series. So far I've only uploaded Miss Understood, but tonight I spent about 6 hours with Lypsinka and I'm scheduled to do Lady Bunny, Miss Coco Peru and Amanda Lepore, amongst others. I have about 1,000+ shots on Wikipedia, it's only in the last several months I have focused on portraiture. It makes me very glad to know you enjoy them. Yesterday I did Mena Suvari and Scott Caan. Dave --David Shankbone 00:19, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Mena SuvariEdit

I kind of lucked out with the Mena Suvari and Scott Caan - they were on 23rd Street for the premiere of Brooklyn and I happened to walk by on my way to a retrospective of Christopher Makos's work at a gallery (I apprentice with Makos). I don't watch television, so I didn't really know who they were at first; in fact, I know who nobody is: at the gallery I was talking to Calvin Klein with no idea who he was. Figures. I have a crappy shot of him, but I'm not going to put it up. But, hey, with Mena Suvari and Scott Caan you could take your pick as to who you'd do - ha! That's hot. --David Shankbone 22:53, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

  • This is also how I lucked out with Julian Beever - stumbled across him. hehe - his name's "Beever" - heheh.

New YorkEdit

Hey Peter - I'm in New York City. I only do portraiture for a hobby, although I may be working with Christopher Makos...we are still in the planning stages. --David Shankbone 00:01, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia New York Meet-UpEdit

Howdy! Please come to the First Annual New York Wikipedian Central Park Picnic. R.S.V.P. @ Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC
--David Shankbone 18:36, 20 June 2007 (UTC) {{{...."Sorry, I couldn't make it; I live in San Diego CA and just am seeing your post now on July 18 2007." --Vid2vid 18:38, 18 July 2007 (UTC).}}}


Hey Peter - I just got back from a family vacation on the shore. To answer your questions, I shoot DSLR, never film. Film is artistically better, but only marginally so (that's not my opinion, it's what Christopher Makos and Billy Name told me; Billy actually said people who pooh-pooh digital just can't afford it). But photographing for Wikipedia isn't really an artistic pursuit, although there is some artistic license. I'm not paparazzi because 1. I mostly only do "sit-downs" with people where I have an appointment to meet them in their home or office, or some other location (such as my recent Jim McGreevey); 2. IN all other incidences, I photograph people at public events where they expect to be photographed, such as book signings, speaking events, or the Tribeca Film Festival (such as Drew Barrymore and John Waters). I don't hide outside their houses or chase them through the streets of Paris in a speeding car. I couldn't be bothered. And I've scaled back my photography a good bit because I'm working on a book. Additionally, the people I photograph are only about 250 of the over 1,000 images I have on Wikipedia. You sound skinny! Better than heavy ;-) I'm not all that LGBT-friendly; I don't really hang out in the gay scene that much. Although I am gay. My photos of the Pride Parade are on Chuck Schumer, Pasties, Dyke (lesbian), Celebrity impersonator and Transgender. Thanks for the good words! I hope San Diego is treating you well. --David Shankbone 18:15, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

(very late) reply to your question on Talk:WikipediaEdit

I'm not sure using the parser's magic words is a very good idea, it might have some unintended consequences for the mirrors for example (say I import this article on my personal wiki, it would output "15 articles"). -- lucasbfr talk 16:41, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

San Diego MeetupEdit

Hi, Vid2vid. You can't create a San Diego Meetup by just announcing it in one line. The first thing you have to do is create a page like Wikipedia:Meetup/SD1 (which was created for the first San Diego Meetup; the second would be at Wikipedia:Meetup/SD2). But since you didn't create any such page, I'm going to remove the mention from Wikipedia:Meetup for now. You might also want to look at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Southern_California#Southern-California-area meetups.

I don't think anyone really cares about Meetup.com too much; these things tend to be coordinated directly on Wikipedia. If you seriously want advice on this, I could help you a bit long-distance in terms of setting things up online. Thanks.--Pharos (talk) 22:44, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

John GacyEdit

If the addition of Patches needs supporting by a reference, then p. 68 of the Time-Life book Serial Killers ISBN 0-783-50000-9 should suffice. Not that I personally believe the two references to clowning before 12/11/1978 should be in an infobox, but, you seem integral. All the best.--Kieronoldham (talk) 03:13, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks. I just had a witness / wiki friend that agreed with my observation that references/cites to all the Killer Clown notations were devoid of refs/cites. Be well my Friend. Vid2vid (talk) 02:39, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
I did not mean to offend you or anyone. I have noticed a rapid increase in vandalism on Wiki true crime articles lately. Maybe I was a little defensive. Consensus governs. Frivolous? Nada to report me about btw. You seem to be the sole editor with a major issue here, but I'll assume you were irate when you wrote that. Best regards, --Kieronoldham (talk) 00:06, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Attendance appreciationEdit

  Chula Vista meeting tchotchke
Thanks for attending the meeting in Chula Vista in April 2019. It would not have been a success without you! RightCowLeftCoast (Moo) 02:17, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
One of the kindest things I've ever heard. Thanks User:RightCowLeftCoast .. awesome meeting you All today. (Moo). Vid2vid (talk) 02:38, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

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Talk page exampleEdit

I have moved the thing from my sandbox to Help:Talk pages/Example. I invite you to check it out, and boldly expand, fix, and improve anything you might think needs improvement. —⁠andrybak (talk) 22:01, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Kudos. I will take a look another day. Be well my Friend @Andrybak:. -Peter aka Vid2vid (talk) 23:18, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

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  • See you all there! --Peter aka Vid2vid (talk) 22:22, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

Aggressive Category Edits Here By UnitedStatesian (talk · contribs)Edit

Howdy @UnitedStatesian: .. why today did you edit in the removal of my page from about 3 Categories as seen here in diff's? Are Categories only reserved for celebrities, and notables? Thx, from Peter aka Vid2vid (talk) 16:20, 19 August 2019 (UTC).

Hey @Vid2vid:: thanks for the question! Mainspace categories like the ones I removed are reserved for mainspace articles, not user pages; otherwise the category will wind up on Wikipedia:Database reports/Polluted categories. But the User categories like the ones that remain on your page are fine, and if you would like additional user categories created just let me know. UnitedStatesian (talk) 16:27, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
Quite understandable. Thank you @UnitedStatesian: for the fixing. From Peter aka Vid2vid (talk) 16:43, 19 August 2019 (UTC).


I removed the additional citation label because I think there're enough citations in the article. User:Emotioness Expression 8:45 2 October 2019 —Preceding undated comment added 12:45, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

@Motioness Expression: .. Thanks for the heads up. URL? Btw fyi your username is missing an L, emotionless? ;) (Oh! PS. I see what you did, totally fine and does not affect me or my past edits, but thanks again for the ping!) From Peter aka Vid2vid (talk) 17:23, 2 October 2019 (UTC).
@Motioness Expression: .. Hello. From Peter aka Vid2vid (talk) 10:02, 22 November 2019 (UTC).

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  • Posting i.e.

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    so I am not bott'ed again. From Peter a.k.a. Vid2vid (talk) 22:08, 3 January 2020 (UTC).
      • 2nd test of new signature.. the Talk Page link is flat text not hyperlinked? Ughhaa. -From Peter, a.k.a. Vid2vid (Vid2vid's talk page), 🖋 on 17:49, 28 February 2020 (UTC).
        • Stupid Wikipedia, testing my new auto signature. Again. -From Peter, a.k.a. Vid2vid (Vid2vid's talk page), 🖋 on 17:50, 28 February 2020 (UTC)
          • Test test test my new signature, you horrid website -From Peter, a.k.a. Vid2vid (Vid2vid's talk page), 🖋 on 17:51, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

Test of my new auto signature, yeay, fun, cool, gnarly, bitchn, boss!Edit

  • Now here it is. Your moment of Zen.* =^] --From Peter a.k.a. Vid2vid (here's his talk page), 🖋 on 07:50, 30 January 2020 (UTC)
    • Fixedddd! My new auto signature I mean. Yeay. -From Peter, a.k.a. Vid2vid (talk), updated 🖋 on 17:56, 28 February 2020 (UTC)
      • Decided to do away with colorizing my userID in my Preferences/Global sig; REASON: Various readers worldwide might have vision challenges. Cleaned up signature, shortened, and added "contribs." Here :^) is a test: -From Peter {a.k.a. Vid2vid (talk | contribs)} 07:09, 19 April 2020 (UTC).

Editing archivesEdit

Regarding this, do not reply in archives again anywhere on Wikipedia. The top of that archive clearly states, "This is an archive of past discussions. Do not edit the contents of this page." Flyer22 Frozen (talk) 05:34, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

@Flyer22 Frozen:   Agree !! Momentary total lapse of judgment, common sense - Yikes -  * - my sincere apologies to you and the Wiki* Community. I publicly thanked you (special feature used) for having reverted my edit on what is basically a snapshot in time. Life is all about learning, self-improvement, and this was a great realization at my mistake.. It won't happen again that is for sure! Thank you very kindly for showing me the way {not being sarcastic here}, and I completely valued your input and having taken the time to not only Comment your reversion (reversal?), but *also* to write me here on my User/Talk Page;
 B (PS. The obvious work-around is copy all the text to a *new* TalkPage sub-topic, block-quote it, and address my concerns in editorial fashion that way, optionally using the reply-to and ping features of Wiki so that original authors see my contributions!) -- Well.   Great! Best wishes to you and Yours, and stay Healthy, @Flyer22 Frozen:. --From Peter, a.k.a. Vid2vid (his WP talk page), updated 🖋 on 06:54, 19 April 2020 (UTC).


Is Wikipedia:Meetup/San Diego/May 2020 an online even or a real life event? —usernamekiran (talk) 08:57, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

Gooooooood evening Good Friend [reply to..] @Usernamekiran: and a [ping to...] @RightCowLeftCoast: a.k.a. my co-host for that Event I believe -- To Answer Your Question: For now all our events going forward are virtual, online, remote; We will likely be posting a Zoom Meeting URL. However, there are TWO (2) logistical issues I foresee:
  • [1] Is there no secure person-to-person ONLY way to securely, privately get a private piece of info (password) communicated NOT publicly to those who RSVP yes? We need to prevent ZOOM-BOMBING. ;
  • [2] Secondly and lastly, I suppose we will use our free 40 min Zoom and if it ends, we can restart a new 2nd 40min free Zoom meeting, correct @ @RightCowLeftCoast:?
Cheerio. -From Peter {a.k.a. Vid2vid (talk | contribs)} 06:21, 11 May 2020 (UTC).
@RightCowLeftCoast: You never answered my deeply interesting q about how would someone privately get their email address to another WikiPedian?? Catch 22. Thanks. -From Peter {a.k.a. Vid2vid (talk | contribs)} 07:46, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
While Wikipedia seeks transparency, there is the "Email this user" option under tools in the left hand menu. This can allow for direct communication of Wikipedia.--RightCowLeftCoast (Moo) 01:08, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
Thank you @ @RightCowLeftCoast: -- I had heard about that feature, but always wondered two things, [1] Is a Wiki editor's email address used as a blind-forward, that is, a one-way send to the recipient, and not revealed to the Sender, and [2] Must every editor have an email address on file? PS. I had been asking about ways to get PRIVATE contact info to say, a new friend, because what if you wanted to meet up for a beer or whatever, like our German friend we all met at the La Joll Shores bonfire (he's left Wikipedia I believe, by the way!)? There is no simple way to give another Editor your private email address, cell#, or home address etc. Cheers. -From Peter {a.k.a. Vid2vid (talk | contribs)} 02:50, 22 July 2020 (UTC).

Gavin FreeEdit

  Not done: this is the talk page for communicating with the user Vid2vid (talk · contribs). Please make your request at the talk page for the article concerned. JTP (talkcontribs) 21:37, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

Not sure what Gavin Free is or means- do you have the correct person in contacting me? I'm not following what's going on here! Thanks. -From Peter {a.k.a. Vid2vid (talk | contribs)} 04:30, 5 October 2020 (UTC).
By the way @NotTheFakeJTP: .. IMHO.. very poor form [!] and highly not recommended for one to sign their comments as userID JTP when it's actually NotTheFakeJTP .. misleading. -From Peter {a.k.a. Vid2vid (talk | contribs)} 04:32, 5 October 2020 (UTC).
Hello at @Andnothatsnothyperbole: like my question earlier to NotTheFakeJTP aka [wrongly] JTP, who are you and oy, what's this all about, then??? -From Peter {a.k.a. Vid2vid (talk | contribs)} 04:39, 5 October 2020 (UTC).
(edit conflict) Someone put a semi-protected edit request here, not sure who it was though, what I wrote was the standard template for a misplaced request. Also, I've been using this signature for four years and you're the first person who's brought that up. I'll look into some changes. JTP (talkcontribs) 04:42, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
I have removed the semi-protected crap. That was from your Post, or maybe the ASME topic above, I don't know. Reason. This is my Talk Page so I'll decide when it's semi protected! It either came with your commentary or a prior topic; which by the way has been summarily and quickly ignored. Good day @NotTheFakeJTP: -From Peter {a.k.a. Vid2vid (talk | contribs)} 04:55, 5 October 2020 (UTC).

Carl NassibEdit

Hey Vid2vid, thanks for coming back and adding the ref tags on your addition; I edit conflicted with you. I have removed the reference in any case, since only stuff that is not clearly referenced in the body of the article (such as his birth date, in this case) needs to have a ref in the intro. If you look down to the bottom of the article, you'll see several refs for his coming out. The intro should summarize the main points of the article, and all of those should normally be referenced, so intros often need no refs at all. Yngvadottir (talk) 19:59, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

Hello @ @Yngvadottir: @Yngvadottir: I fixed my cites/refs/' wiki code. For the "intro" do you mean the "quote" portion? You are confusing me. Thanks. -From Peter {a.k.a. Vid2vid (talk | contribs)} 20:04, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
OHHHH. I see what you mean now, re Wikipedia articles' intros in general and common practices. What harm is there in moving a ref/cite from further down on the page to the last sentence of the intro, or using it twice (even better)? Wiki (I mean the board, the planners, the HOW WE DO THINGS, and the THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS stuff) .. is so @55 - BACKWARD so often, it drives me bonkers. -From Peter {a.k.a. Vid2vid (talk | contribs)} 20:07, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
Yes, exactly, that's what I mean by intro :-) The reason is so that a reader who just wants a quick overview (that's why I came to the article; someone mentioned his name without context in a blog I read, and I didn't remember he was the football guy who'd come out, I'm not good at names) doesn't have to wade through a thicket of refs when it's supposed to be just a summary and everything is supposed to be referenced down below, anyway.(You can say "ass" here, btw.) Some of our "how we do things" are indeed strange, but given that we have way more refs than a print encyclopedia would have, I like that we generally try to keep the intro looking clean and simple, and write it much more briefly, too.
By the way (and at the risk of confusing you more), after I saved my edit here I wondered what had happened in the section above. A user who so far as I can see made only that one edit, Andnothatsnothyperbole, added a request to this page for an edit to be made to a semi-protected article. That's why there's a reference floating at the bottom of this page; I believe they wanted that to be added to Gavin Free. (I'm not sure it's a very good ref, so I didn't bother looking.) NotTheFakeJTP responded using an automated tool, rejecting the request because it should have been made on Talk:Gavin Free, and you quite understandably had no idea what was going on because you hadn't added the template that they were responding to. (Maybe Andnothatsnothyperbole got your name from the edit history of the article, I have no idea!) Anyway, I thought I'd try to clear up that mystery while I was typing here. Yngvadottir (talk) 20:26, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
Incorrect. No wading through a thicket of refs; a cite / reference adds in a tiny font three characters and superset font even raised like exponentiation: [1]. No harm or speed bump to the readability.. my two cents. -From Peter {a.k.a. Vid2vid (talk | contribs)} 20:33, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

San Diego in-person Wikimania 2021 mixerEdit

Saturday 14 August 2021: San Diego in-person Wikimania 2021 mixer

You are invited to the San Diego in-person Wikimania 2021 mixer on Saturday 14 August, from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm at American Legion Albert J. Hickman, Post 460, in Kearny Mesa, San Diego. Join Wikimedians from San Diego, and from throughout Southern California, at one of a few in-person events happening throughout the world to commemorate the virtual Wikimania 2021.

Visit our event page for more information at your convenience.

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:16, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Hey, good MORNING    1.75x amplified ultimate quack of ultimate destiny @ @RightCowLeftCoast:! VERY cool WikiCode I see here above that you used, to quickly re-post to several users' User:Talk pages your template/invite. Or maybe you did it via a Wiki Bot? Or WikiMania umbrella org higher up took care of it for you somehow? Look forward to discussing --
    • Nevertheless -- Re the EVENT itself: I 👍DO👍 plan to attend  Y  Y   Highly likely ..and was already RSVP'ed as 'yes,' via both the Facebook event listing and the MeetUp event listing! Looking forward to it plus I have never been in a military Legion building before, should be a blast :) :) (PS. Acceptable for one to bullet point then INDENTED bullet-point oneself when commenting Talk Pages? .. from, -From Peter {a.k.a. Vid2vid (talk | contribs)} 19:21, 24 July 2021 (UTC)