User talk:Eptalon/Archive 7

Latest comment: 16 years ago by Jack Merridew in topic Category:Islands in Indonesia

You are back!


Yay! You are back! Welcome back! Razorflame 18:14, 2 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Here's the update from me: I've got a bot account running on here AND the english wikipedia now, and I've been busy editing. Razorflame 18:34, 2 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

L Ron Hubbard


I unprotected L Ron Hubbard. It hardly has any edits let alone vandalism so I don't think it is covered by policy or and protection "just in case" is, I think, against the object of wikipedia to be open to all to edit --Bärliner 15:17, 3 January 2008 (UTC)Reply


Would you mind re-running the checkuser on that address (it is part of the current request) - "get users"... There is something curious about it. -- Creol(talk) 18:19, 3 January 2008 (UTC)Reply



Thank you very much for those tips and pointers, i'll be sure to bare them in mind and take action on them after school. I am a pretty new user here, So I guess I need all the help I can get, So Thanks. IuseRosary? 10:18, 4 January 2008 (UTC)Reply



What do you make of User:Stos edits to the Cuban Missile Crisis page? Do you think that they are valid? Razorflame 19:45, 4 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

This is late (8 days late), but I checked with other sources and the info is correct, albeit a tad complex. --Gwib -(talk)- 22:01, 12 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

An apology


Hello, I would like to apologise if you were involved in my outbirst yesterday. I'm sorry for wasted time and effort. I cannot justify my use of foul language, but neither can I say that it was not provoked. I feel I have letmyself, you and simple wikipedia down. I hope you accept my apology. I may take you up on your offer to chat about my religion. You see, What User:Gwib doesn't understand, Is that I do not follow stirctly one of the Christian Denominations, But because my beliefs are complicated, when people ask what religion I follow, I generally say Presbyterian to make things shorter, but my parents are Catholic and I generally accept alot of their views and practices as well as alot of Presbyterian ones. Do you understand? I know that they seem quite unusual denominations to mix, but it works for me, and ever scince I have decided what I believe in, it just seemed the most practical way of worship for me. Thank-You for your kind words when other users did not seem to be listening IuseR 20:02, 7 January 2008 (UTC)Reply



The Oriental and Orthodox Churches cannot really be categorised together, both are more separate from each other than the "Eastern" and "Roman" catholic churches --Bärliner 17:10, 13 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Ok. --Eptalon (talk) 17:11, 13 January 2008 (UTC)Reply
Thanks. The problem is that Eastern and Oriental orthodoxy did not split, but that Oriental split from a still united Roman/Eastern Orthodox.
I think we need Oriental and Eastern Orthodox. Roman Catholic and Protestant. 4 categories. I am currently searching the World Council of Churches and elsewhere to see who recognises which Patriarch which would help sort the smaller Orthodox churches. But the three big splits in the church give us the four categories we need. Arguably the Eastern Catholic Church is a subcat of Roman Catholicism not Catholicism. Everything, ultimately is a subcat of Catholicism. But get the orthodox sorted first. I will get back when I have a fuller list.
BTW: According to the List of Christian denominations Anglicanism is not protestant. That is something to be ignored I think! --Bärliner 17:30, 13 January 2008 (UTC)Reply
According ot what I know: Protestant = After Luther; split from Catholicism, does not recognise pope. Anglicanism is more or less Catholicism, where the pope has been replaced (by the Archbishop of Canterbury). I am also thinking about creating unitarism (as those not believing in Trinity; there we could Put Arianism and Jehowas Witnesses..... --Eptalon (talk) 17:33, 13 January 2008 (UTC)Reply
I agree about Unitarianism. I was trying to find wording to put them certainly not "Protestant". I have created Eastern Christian denominations. This allows for Eastern Orthodox, which would include Greek, Russian etc subcats, also Oriental Orthodox (Copts) and Armenia which is half Coptic half Western. The term is neutral and does not imply any church is an offshoot of another.--Bärliner 17:50, 13 January 2008 (UTC)Reply
You could always cheat and just check which denomination they are listed under on en:wp. They do tend to break them down more than us, but it usually provides a good reference point on general categories. When in doubt I always look there for ideas. -- Creol(talk) 18:11, 13 January 2008 (UTC)Reply
English lists them as Protestant; so do we. --Eptalon (talk) 18:12, 13 January 2008 (UTC)Reply



There seems to be an edit war going on here, can you please protect it until the edit war dies down please? Razorflame 20:48, 14 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for that. I need confirmation on the edits that both IuseR and me have been reverting to make sure that they really are vandalism. Razorflame 20:51, 14 January 2008 (UTC)Reply
While you are at it, can I get a checkuser on the new request I made a little while ago? Razorflame 20:51, 14 January 2008 (UTC)Reply



are_mormons_christians.html. "Mormons reject the Trinity as non Biblical". Article written by Michael Otterson, Director of Media Relations for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 1997. Shows them as non-trinitarian, which is sufficient for the category. I am going to let other arguments take place on the talk page :) --Bärliner 23:19, 19 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

replied on my talk page


Benniguy talkchanges 18:19, 23 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Help:Making a signature


Hi there, Eptalon. I was wondering if it would be alright if I could add your name to the list of users who are willing to help new users out with their signatures. Can I add you to the list? Razorflame 17:19, 24 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

propositions on Tygrrr's talk page


I understand that I am very very close to being blocked, and that over the time I have been here, I have made some mistakes. I do however understand fully now that I was talking too much on talk pages rather than editing articles, like i should have been. If you have a look at tygrrr's talk page, you will see a proposition I made there, which I hope will prove just how hard I am prepared to show that I really do want to give things a go here. I have made many articles, of which you will see the links to on my userpage... so its not like i havnt helped edit at all... but i do now realise that I havn't been conducting myself properly, and am honestly sorry for that. Which is why I am prepared to go try the proposition on Tygrrr's talk page, to show that I have turned over a new leaf with my new realisation of my behaviour. Thanks Benniguy talkchanges 19:47, 24 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

I have been blocked (Benniguy)


and barliner just wrote that I was allowed to go to any admin to ask to be unblocked, so I am asking you. I was informed by you, gwib, and razorflame that if i stuck by the rules of my proposition, I would not be blocked. So i stuck to them. However, Barliner then blocked me regardless, saying that there was a 'consensus' on the AN, even though there was nothing of the sort because not everyone had agreed to blocking me. As i said earlier, i turned over a new leaf today, but if I am blocked because of what happened before, then I will not be able to help edit. So please consider unblocking me. (talk) 23:56, 24 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Deletion of Template:User User Dar es Salaam


Hi Eptalon. Could you please tell me what is exactly thing made you to delete that template? Or there is any mistake I did before to create that template? Kindly I need to know about it!!--Muddyb Blast Producer (talk) 05:02, 25 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hi. Ok this time I'm to remake it again, so can you let me do it?--Muddyb Blast Producer (talk) 11:26, 25 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Excuse me sir I didn't understand you at all. Tell me, you'll delete that template or what? Don't feel bad because I asked you so many question, my english is very poor. In case of that you'll see as I embarass you, won't it? It's quite inconvinience but I need to know. Tell me what to do now!!--Muddyb Blast Producer (talk) 11:43, 25 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thanks, Eptalon. I was just patrolling in that template, I found it deletd last soon. Soon after that I found new template which has been replaced by you. What Coincidence it is. Excitement (laughing deeply and joyful in the heart). Stay bless brother... Furthermore: Do you think my english is eligible to contribute here? Cause most of time I'm contribute in my language wikipedia (Wikipedia kwa Kiswahili), because I fraid my english is very poor. So tell me Am i fluetly writer? I can help here som?--Muddyb Blast Producer (talk) 13:46, 25 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thank you. It seems your Germany man, cause in my Wikipedia, most of them is people from Germany, they really know swahili more than I do. Their really kind people like you do to me here. So your come from Germany? Cheers...--Muddyb Blast Producer (talk) 14:12, 25 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Aren't Userboxes supposed to be in the userspace? Razorflame 14:03, 25 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Request for rewriting article:Shemale


Hi Eptalon. I was about to write that article (Shemale), but I just couldn't to write it because that page was already deleted by you. So I can't persist to write such article, but I was so exciting to write it. I don't know which reason made you to delete that article, maybe there was certain insultation which is not acceptable to society that's why you decided to delete it. I want to rewrite it but in good order, will you let me to rewrite it?--Muddyb Blast Producer (talk) 16:03, 26 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

I wrote it again, but I don't know it's category name. I tried to make some cat: but I am not quite sure if that cat: is it is or not. So can you try to add something in that article? Kindly respond my msg...--Muddyb Blast Producer (talk) 12:17, 28 January 2008 (UTC)   Done --Bärliner 12:18, 28 January 2008 (UTC)Reply



I was just looking back over this and I'm wondering why you did a CU check when 3 users had already said it wasn't needed? I thought checks are only supposed to be done when absolutely needed. · Tygrrr... 18:36, 30 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

But Creol presumably had the same information as you and said it was clear to him it wasn't Benniguy and a CU wasn't needed. · Tygrrr... 19:35, 30 January 2008 (UTC)Reply
I'm not suggesting you've abused the tool. In fact, I'm somewhat taken aback that you think I'm suggesting that. I'm just trying to understand why you thought a check was warranted in that particular situation, because it wasn't clear to me. It looked to me that after Creol's comment, the case was closed (so to speak). Surely you can see why I might think that. Also, as I know you know, being a checkuser is sort of a delicate position because there is a burden to show that a check is truly necessary. I wouldn't want there to be a problem because there was some confusion as to why you thought a check was necessary when others, including a fellow checkuser, thought it was not. · Tygrrr... 21:06, 30 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Re: User page protection


Why was my user page protected? And what "edit war" was brewing over it? Zephyrad (talk) 01:22, 6 February 2008 (UTC)Reply

OK, thanks for filling me in. Interesting. Zephyrad (talk) 03:45, 6 February 2008 (UTC)Reply

User talk:Hochiminh


I would have blocked this name as unacceptable under WP:NAME

"The name must not try to offend or upset anyone. Remember that other people editing here are from different places and they may be upset by different things. Here are ways to avoid offending people:

   * Do not use the name of a political, military or religious figure or event."

especially in view of the edit. Would you agree?--Bärliner 11:43, 6 February 2008 (UTC)Reply



Hello, Eptalon. Can you give me a really mean of this words: critically acclaimed, because I use to see that words but I know nothing about it. Please tell me what is it? Cheers...--RecorDprodUceR (talk)

Hello, brother. Are you there?--RecorDprodUceR (talk) 15:12, 13 February 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for your information...--RecorDprodUceR (talk) 16:54, 13 February 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thankyou Thankyou


Amandajm (talk) 04:31, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for letting me know. Amandajm (talk) 09:19, 8 February 2008 (UTC)Reply
Thank you both for your reflections at A few points (originally on VGA criteria talk page; not about VGAs any more; so moved from there). - I think the aim is so high that we have to avoid VGAs that are completely inadaquate to that standard. But there are no easy rules to desribe that standard. It must be set by those who are reviewing the candidates for VGAs. (I regret that because of my low level of English I cannot be a great help there.) --Cethegus (talk) 09:36, 8 February 2008 (UTC)Reply

Articles for Demotion


Hey there, Eptalon. I just wanted to let you know that I unfroze the demotion process seeing as we have decided on the criteria for GA's. If you want to refreeze it, go ahead, but I am pretty sure that that was a good choice. Cheers, Razorflame 20:11, 9 February 2008 (UTC)Reply



I recently changed the a paragraph on the Nationalsozialistische_Deutsche_Arbeiterpartei page. It is about the translation of Machtübergabe and Machtergreifung

"On the 30 January 1933, Franz von Papen offered to make Adolf Hitler Chancellor in a nationalist cabinet. This was done in secret. This was a Machtübergabe or transfer of power but later the NSDAP started to call this event the Machtergreifung (taking power), because it was better for Nazi propaganda to say that they came and took over from the Weimar Republic, in stead of being made the legal government of the Weimar Republic."

Do you think this part is correct know? --Bärliner 13:28, 10 February 2008 (UTC)Reply



I read your response to the WP:PGA of this page and I went and tried to do so, but it seems that it is hardwired into the template. I don't know how one should go about fixing this. Razorflame 17:02, 12 February 2008 (UTC)-Reply

I didn't intend to make many changes, but I found more that seemed to need doing. Amandajm (talk) 11:40, 13 February 2008 (UTC)Reply

Check it out..


Click here to see what I've made. If you feel that there should be any changes or something like it, please let me know. --§ Snake311 (click here to chat) 04:36, 14 February 2008 (UTC)Reply


  Congratulations: You have been given a Blocking Barnstar!

For blocking many vandals on the Simple English Wikipedia. I hereby award you this barnstar! Razorflame 17:25, 15 February 2008 (UTC)Reply

Selected articles


Just want to make sure you'll notice Wikipedia:Simple talk#Selected_articles soon enough. - Huji reply 20:36, 17 February 2008 (UTC)Reply



Hey Eptalon This Morning, I have put Across The Universe up for GA status. Can you please have a look at it for me please? Thanks IuseRosary (talk) 10:47, 19 February 2008 (UTC)Reply



I appreciate your coaching. Jesse James squeeze the trigger 16:30, 23 February 2008 (UTC)Reply

Re: "Restorationism"


To my knowledge, there is no such thing as "Restorationism"; the Restoration Movement involved the reawakening of interest in end-time prophecies, and the desire to simplify worship, and involved several different denominations. The Industrial Revolution in the 1800s transformed life in general; things got faster and more dangerous, there was turmoil and uprooting (esp. as more and more people left the farms to work in factories, or move west), and many people saw their current and pending conditions as signs the world was coming to an end. Some new denominations (Seventh-Day Adventism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Disciples of Christ) were formed in those days; the first two heavy on end-time prophecy, the latter an attempt to "restore" the simple worship of the early Christians, that got blurred as the Catholic Church (which was intended to be the "Universal Church"; i.e. the church for everybody) evolved their rituals and traditions. (The Puritans tried earlier, but overdid some things.) If you can find something solid that says otherwise, I'd be interested to see it. Zephyrad (talk) 17:35, 23 February 2008 (UTC)Reply



Congratulations upon getting your first article promoted to GA status! Great job! Razorflame 19:53, 23 February 2008 (UTC)Reply

World History


Hello Eptalon! As the subject is complicated please accept me writing in German.

Ich finde den Artikel einerseits sehr schön, andererseits hast du zu recht auf der Seite zu den guten Artikeln einige Schwierigkeiten aufgezählt. Dass das Thema wirklich schwierig ist, zeigt sich an folgenden Versuchen, es zu gliedern aund aufzuarbeiten:

Dass der Versuch bei den deutschen Wikibooks, ein Buch dazu zu verfassen, so lange dahindümpelt, deutet mir darauf hin, dass das Thema auch in einer Gemeinschaftsanstrengung nicht mit akzeptablem Zeitaufwand zu bewältigen ist (bei deinem Artikel könnte man zum Beispiel das Springen zwischen den Zeiten [Ancient Rome - Hallstattkultur] kritisieren, dann die völlige Ungleichgewichtung, insbesondere das Übergehen Asiens). IMHO hilft nur eine noch weit radikalere Vereinfachung, damit das Ganze wirklich einfach bleibt, etwa im Sinne deiner Darstellung von Prehistory, oder man kann es als Gliederung schreiben und dann die entsprechenden Einzelartikel nach und nach angehen (etwa wie bei Dynasty); denn es fehlt zu einer Erfassung des Stoffs hier noch unglaublich viel. Der Artikel en:History of the world versucht beides zu verbinden. Aber den zu einfacher Lesbarkeit zu verändern, wird nicht gelingen, ohne den Inhalt extrem zu verkürzen (so wie ich es oben vorgeschlagen habe), und der Verweis auf die einzelnen Epochen würde hier vorläufig fast nur rote Links ergeben.

That does not mean that I would not like to join if you want to start. I even would volunteer to write a shortened version of en:History of the world. But I would never make an attempt to create a good article to that lemma. --Cethegus (talk) 11:22, 25 February 2008 (UTC)Reply

I hope my changes of the article are not against your plans. I would not have started with such a difficult project, if I had not known that you work on it as well. That you have made no changes there for some days makes me think something what I did was not ok with you. --Cethegus (talk) 07:17, 7 April 2008 (UTC)Reply
Please note my changes and my explanation on the talk page. I am especially interested if you could accept a change of name for the period of Middle Ages (en:History of the World does not know such a chapter). --Cethegus (talk) 05:13, 16 April 2008 (UTC)Reply
Maybe you would like to look at my suggestion for a new structure from Middle Ages onward. --Cethegus (talk) 10:01, 18 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Martin van Hoosie-kerk


Aaaargh! Now you've done that, I'll have to write an article about him, and I've only just finished bBernini and as for Michelangelo, well his mother wouldn't know him....Amandajm (talk)

Hi, Eptalon!

The article is lifted from Britannica. It is written in a very flowery old-fashioned manner, with convoluted sentences. You can't put it into simple English just by changing the vocabulary. It requires a total rewrite into modern English.

Now you've carried it across, can I offend you by offering to take on the job. After, all, art is my first area of expertise. I'll do iit much more easily than you will.

Amandajm (talk) 13:59, 5 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

World War I


I am disappointed with this article. This page, at best, is just a collection of short stubs about many of the different events of World War I. Before I added some sources to the first part of the article, this whole article was completely unsourced. It would also seem that, by looking at the English Wikipedia's version of this article, that we are lacking in this article, and that some of the information presented in this article is either incorrect, or is unsourced. Clearly, this is an article that is critical to a Wikipedia, because of how big of a historical event it was, so shouldn't our version of this article be as in-depth and critical as some of the other Wikipedia's versions of this article? I recently thought that this article would be a good GA, but after going in-depth into this article, I have decided that this article would need a lot of work before I believe that it will be able to even be able to pass the GA requirements. I would like to suggest you take a look at this page and help to fix this article up to make it as good of a GA as possible. Thanks for reading this long message. Razorflame 15:12, 11 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

RfA voting


I'm sorry, but I can't quite understand why you give vandals like Simple11 and ajayc the attention they want by actually voting in their ridiculous RfAs. We shouldn't reward requests like this by actually allowing them to run their course. Both times, another admin had to take it upon themselves to close for sockpuppeting, but they could have been closed even before that's confirmed per WP:SNOW. There's no way we're promoting a user whose first edit is to request adminship. Voting indicates that it's a valid request, which it certainly is not. You would do more good, imho, to just close it, rather than vote in it. · Tygrrr... 13:40, 13 March 2008 (UTC)Reply



Hi Eptalon! I don't, as a rule, link the name of any artist that I'm not likely to write about. If it's a "minor painter", it's simply not worth the effort of trying to fix the red link. There are too many "major painters" for whom there are no biographies yet. If you take a look at National Gallery, London you can see the size of the problem. Every single one of them is "major".

Amandajm (talk) 21:26, 19 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

Sorry to but in, but just because you're not likely to write about an artist, it doesn't mean that somebody else won't or isn't likely to. The proof of this is that I just created a page on an artist whom to you, "simply not worth the effort" Oh, and Francesco Hayez is hardly a "minor painter". IuseRosary? (talk) 21:38, 19 March 2008 (UTC)Reply
I agree with you; I dare not imagine what the Hermitage article would look like, if there were any painters listed. Also, not all painters make it into the National Gallery; Philip Hermogenes Calderon has some of his works hanging around in the Tate Gallery; I am not into art, but his Juliet does not look like the 14 year old she was supposed to be. In general, when I red-link something I am saying it would be good to have an article on it; I am not saying it needs to be a high quality (GA/VGA) article. --Eptalon (talk) 23:12, 19 March 2008 (UTC)Reply
Well, we have another of our readers immmediately taken up the challenge!
I know the Diogenes rather well. The Art Gallery of New South Wales has a good collection from that period, and for a long time, had very little else. There was a big travelling exhibition in Australia... I think it was the late 1940s, that had Picasso's, Matisse's, Delauny's etc etc etc and the stupid trustees of both major galleries passed it all up as too modern They could have made really terrific purchases at a good price!
But we DO have some famous 19th century works.
If you can find Waterhouse's Lady of Shallot (or however it's spelt) it is superb. It is definitely the best picture of her that I know of. I've got a feeling it's in Birmingham.
Amandajm (talk) 06:14, 20 March 2008 (UTC)Reply
On the subject of major/minor painters, I googled Francesco Hayez on Italian websites, to see how highly he ranks in his country of origin. I then googled his French contemporaries, Ingres and David, on Italian websites, the Spaniard Goya and the English Turner, all in Italian.
The results: Francesco Hayez- 21,000 hits in his land of origin. David- 102,000, Ingres- 127,000, Goya- 411,000 and Turner- 462,000. One is left in no doubt as to who it is that the Italians consider the "major" painters of the period. And Hayez is not up there with them.
Given that editors at Simple English Wikipedia are relatively thin on the ground, I can see an advantage in taking a broad view and dealing with major issues before (relatively) minor ones.
Of course, you can show your interest and write articles on all those thousands of painters that exist, but are rarely likely to be looked up by the users of these pages. I consider writing about Hayez a (relative) waste of time while the article on Piero della Francesca is non-existent. It's a matter of priorities. Amandajm (talk) 07:08, 20 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

Well, I'm sorry - but I must disagree with you there, I don't think that writing about anything is a waste of time, even if only one person every 5 years looks at an article and takes knowledge from it, then it has done it's purpose and therefor not a waste of time. And since when did the amount of google results determine how impoprtant something is?? IuseRosary? (talk) 10:52, 22 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

Couple of things-

  • The reason that Calderon isn't in the Nat. Gal. is that even though European paintings go up to Monet's "Waterliliies" which is early 20th century, the British paintings cut out at about 1830 (Turner and Constable) so the majority of 19th century British works are at the Tate which was founded specifically for "Modern British Art". For a very long time in the mid to late 20th century, the Tate attempted to keep the exhibitions up to date and only a few 19th century works were shown, but then they set up a gallery of "old favourites" which was immensely popular. Now with the establishment of the Tate Modern we are seeing the Tate Millbank more as it was in the early 20th C., and it now has room to display artists like Calderon who for many years had been relegated to the basement. His "St. Catherine" created a bit of a stir because of the naked saint, but apart from that, he was definitely a follower rather then an innovator.
  • About the Hermitage. It's vast. It's a bit like the Nat. Gal., the Tate, the B.M. and the V&A rolled into one in that it has an historic collection of paintings and sculpture, a Russian collection, an antiquities collection and a collection of objects d'art. The best way to deal with it is to look at the collecting areas as separate galleries.
In terms of its collection of European masterpieces, then the collection is larger than, but parallels that of the National Gallery, London. In other words, the famous artists that are represented are the same, so the list of top works is going to run out at about the same length.
  • I might make a project of rejigging the other famous galleries in line with what I have done at the N.G.. Then, a List of famous painters could link each painter to the galleries that held their works. It would mean that anyone doing a search on the painter could have ready access to whereabouts and descriptions of (say) half a dozen of the artist's paintings. It seems like a good way to provide coverage to a lot of important artists that can then be backed up gradually with biographies.
My focus is Western Europe, 1300-mid C.19th. My shortlist is N.G.London, Louvre, Hermitage, Uffizi, Pitti, Vienna, Munich, the Prado, Rijksmuseum, N.G.Washington. That's ten. What's absolutely major that have I left out? (I've relegated Vaticano, Borghese, Brussels, Escorial, Edinburgh and many more to the second and third round ...)
As for the list of artists, the priority is artists that are considered of great importance. An exhaustive list including non-high-priority artists is possible, but far less useful to someone who needs to know who the major "Romantics" and "Clasicists" were, as against the name of a thousand painters who exhibited round-about 1800.
  • Procedure
  1. I'll construct the list first.
  2. Someone who's good at boxes and things might like to mmake suggestions about formatting so that we can do links to galleries.
  3. I could really use an assistant who would like to find and check dates and make stubs. Also, I hhave a real probblem with typos (not to mentiion spelling!) Do I have a volunteer?
Amandajm (talk) 01:59, 21 March 2008 (UTC)Reply
I don't think that an assistant will be necessary for two reasons.
1. you make this wikipedia sound too much like a business, it is not a business, it is an online encyclopedia.
2. If you had an assistant, it gives the impression that they are below you. eg. The boss and his assistant. Everybody on here should be equal with the only divisions being the amount of responsability people have. ege. Admin, Checkuser, 'Crat & normol editor.

I will help out with your little project. But I will be in no way your 'assistant' and I shall write about artisit who I think need pages. IuseRosary? (talk) 10:52, 22 March 2008 (UTC)Reply


Can you watch this guy's talk page closely to see if he continues to violate his right to change his talk page please? I will also keep a close eye on his talk page as well. Thanks, Razorflame 15:29, 2 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

I have protected his talk page; It is pretty obvious the user will not make an unblock req. --Eptalon (talk) 15:39, 2 April 2008 (UTC)Reply
Alright. I wasn't sure if I was making the right choice by asking you to protect his talk page or not, but I think that I did make the correct decision based upon the history of his talk page. Razorflame 15:42, 2 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Books of the New Testament


Why did you remove Category:Books of the New Testament from Epistle to the Hebrews, Epistle to the Romans, and First Epistle to the Corinthians? If they aren't in that category then there will not be a complete list of all New Testament books in the category once their respective articles have been created. These articles are in the New Testament books category on the English Wikipedia and there is no need to change it here. --Andrew from NC (talk) 12:23, 6 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Please check


Could you please check WP:RFCU? thanks Oysterguitarist 21:03, 6 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Bureaucrat nomination


How would you feel about becoming a bureaucrat here on the Simple English Wikipedia? I would be more than happy to nominate you if you would like, even though it might not be needed. Cheers, Razorflame 19:21, 8 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Currently, there is no need for it; also given the current discussion about making all users 'crats I don't think it is a good time for anyone to run for 'crat. I fully trust our 'crats. --Eptalon (talk)



Ya, I had heard that, but with being on the other Wikipedia so much I hadn't had it put into my thoughts, I'll do better in the future. Thanks for helping out :]. Cheers, AmericanEagle 17:27, 9 April 2008 (UTC)Reply


  1. 21:50, 9 April 2008 S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Amorrow (Talk | changes) New user ‎
  2. 21:49, 9 April 2008 Linda Mack 3: Revenge of Pierre Salinger (Talk | changes) New user ‎
  3. 21:49, 9 April 2008 Linda Mack 2: The Lockerbie Bombing (Talk | changes) New user ‎

All of the above were blocked for socking. Then I saw this below all of them:

  1. 21:48, 9 April 2008 Brodrigueza716 (Talk | changes) New user

Possible sock of the above? SwirlBoy39 22:31, 9 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

In short: The first three are from the same IP; the last (Brodrigeza716) is not; see WP:RFCU for more --Eptalon (talk) 22:42, 9 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Regarding Inkpen2


I have composed a response to many different editors regarding Inkpen2 and it can be found here. Thank you! --Andrew from NC (talk) 22:10, 10 April 2008 (UTC)Reply


  The Barnstar of Diligence
For your massive help to the World History article, I hereby award you this barnstar! Razorflame 14:36, 11 April 2008 (UTC)Reply



The reason why we don't have an article about Pavais yet is because I haven't gotten around to creating it yet. I've been creating the pages in alphabetical order, and I have only been creating pages several at a time. I have gotten through about 50 of the articles, and I am still working on getting them added. Cheers, Razorflame 23:22, 12 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thanks and more


Thank you for your message about the communes of France and for the links. From now on, I will use this strategy and succession when I create articles about communes for each of the departments:

  1. Create the page for the department.
  2. Create the lists for the department.
  3. Create the capital city of the department.
  4. Create all the cities for the department with populations of more than 10,000 people.
  5. Create all the rest of the communes.

Do you think that this is a suitable plan of action for each of the departments from now on?

Cheers, Razorflame 20:59, 13 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

My RfA


Thank you for voting in my RfA, which ended unsuccessfully with 59% support. I found this Request for adminship to be extremely helpful in learning what I need to work on now and I appreciate your vote in my RfA, as every vote that was posted helped me learn a little bit more about myself and the work I do here on the Simple English Wikipedia. Even though the RfA failed, I still thought it to be an extremely successful RfA and I hope to show you what I can do now. Cheers, Razorflame 21:01, 13 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Simple Talk


Ist mein letzter Post reden einfach deutlich machen, wir nicht zensieren? --  Da Punk '95  talk  21:15, 14 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Understanding unacceptable usernames


I've read the username policy and I'm a bit lost as to what defines an unacceptable username. Other than the obvious ones, would an account like gywlskshslfj be an unacceptable username? Or would an account like 1728289474 be unacceptable? What exactly defines an unacceptable username? Please respond on either this talk page or my talk page. Thanks, Razorflame 15:16, 15 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

This question is more tricky than it seems. I guess you have read what is in The Username policy. I'd say the following are clearly unacceptable:
  • Usernames only made of numbers (perhaps with whitespace in between)
  • Usernames that are made of mostly (or only) non-latin Characters (Up for discussion, probably hard to enforce with unified login)
  • Usernames hard to pronounce (or obviously made of characters close to each other (asdf,edsa, and similar)
  • Usernames that contain a strong political or religious message, or the name of an important figure.
  • Usernames designed to offend people.

Of course, the tolerance will be lower if the user comes here to vandalise.. --Eptalon (talk) 16:39, 15 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Yes, I have read what is inside the Username policy, it's just that it wasn't very clear. This has helped to clear up some of the things that I was still fuzzy about. Thanks for clearing this up for me. Cheers, Razorflame 19:32, 18 April 2008 (UTC)Reply



Hello, can you unprotect Kyoko's talk page? I'd like to give her a castella to make her feel better... or, alternatively, give it to her yourself Sergeant Snopake (talk) 17:30, 18 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Oh, i think there was someone who made bad taste jokes and apparently hurt her feelings, no biggie ;) Sergeant Snopake (talk) 17:41, 18 April 2008 (UTC)Reply
Hi again, User talk:Fvasconcellos needs unprotection Sergeant Snopake (talk) 18:00, 18 April 2008 (UTC)Reply
The reason it was protected was to stop him from editing it, it's the same troll :) Blocked him. Take a look at these edits for evidence: [1] [2] [3]. Archer7 - talk 18:18, 18 April 2008 (UTC)Reply



If they do so much or like to it, I'll just report them. Can you delete this subpage for me:

Thanks, AmericanEagle 16:10, 21 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Sorry for butting in Eptalon! --Gwib -(talk)- 16:15, 21 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

I'll see


I can do that, may take a little while, but I've got some time right now. Thanks Eptalon, AmericanEagle 22:11, 22 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

I just created the article Here, and added it to the Category. But the name is wrong, it should be Baptists or Baptist churches. The word Baptism means "To dunk under" or something like that. That's way people going under water at churches is called "Baptism". Am I wrong, or should it be changed? Thanks, AmericanEagle 23:09, 22 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

I guess maybe it is okay, the name just seems weird. Maybe I was wrong, I'm not really sure. Thanks, AmericanEagle 23:14, 22 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

I'e renamed it to Category:Baptist communities. I am still reluctant to use the word Church for the actual cogregations (I know it has that meaning). --Eptalon (talk) 09:13, 23 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hmmm, interesting name. It will probably need to be changed eventually, but for now (since their is only three articles, but I will be making more), it should serve it's purpose. ~ AmericanEagle 16:20, 23 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

User:ChristianMan16/RIP sis


You deleted the above page when I didn't request it's deletion...please restore it.--   ChristianMan16  21:43, 23 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

I have restored this, Majorly (talk) 21:48, 23 April 2008 (UTC)Reply



I just wanted to let you know that I've fixed a typo on your userpage for you. Hope you don't mind! Cheers, Razorflame 20:06, 25 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Billy Graham


Please vote in this Wikipedia:Proposed good articles#Voting section for Billy Graham. Thanks, AmericanEagle 04:36, 27 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

British MPs


Hi, as I created the categories you've just deleted I was wondering what your reasons were, as there are over 600 MPs, and when they all have articles it will be useful to be able to refine the categories that they are in. --JulesN Talk 15:20, 27 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

I've given some thought to what categories are needed on my talk page in response to what you wrote. - JulesN Talk 00:22, 28 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

RE: Tell me


About Billy Graham, can you tell and put everything that needs to be fixed/referenced like you did. I fixed added like six more references (all that you said+more). I want to make it as good as it could get. I'll be working on the article before I ask it for another proposal (probably soon). Thanks, AmericanEagle 23:15, 27 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Category:Islands in Indonesia


I've recategorized the contents of this to Category:Islands of Indonesia as is done in en:wp and stuck a {{db}} tag on it. I'll be glad to talk about if I'm being too bold. Cheers, User:Jack Merridew a.k.a. David 13:30, 29 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

  Done - deleted. Actually, there are a few others that are misnamed as "in" instead of "of". I've fixed a few of them in the past but haven't taken care of all of them. Jack, if you're interested in discussing categories with some of our editors who are quite knowledgeable about categories, you may want to check out "WikiProject" Categories in my userspace. You'll see that cleaning up Cat:Islands is on our list of things to do. · Tygrrr... 13:39, 29 April 2008 (UTC)Reply
Looking now... nb: I noticed this when I copied bits-'o-cat off of w:Nusa Penida and it came up red. Cheers, User:Jack Merridew a.k.a. David 13:42, 29 April 2008 (UTC)Reply
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