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Discrimination! I'm not on it! --Gwib -(talk)- 20:27, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

I'll add you Gwib . StaticFalcon -=Electrify My Thoughts=- 20:29, Sunday September 21 2008 (UTC)
Good luck. It's protected. ;-) Well, protected from IPs... never mind. Gwib, I know he'll add you when he finds out your not on there. -- RyanCross (talk) 20:31, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
I just saw it and added him. StaticFalcon -=Electrify My Thoughts=- 20:33, Sunday September 21 2008 (UTC)
I think American Eagle should add Gwib himself since it is in American Eagle's userspace.... -- RyanCross (talk) 20:35, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
Ahem. I never said Gwib was a great user. JK, he may stay. -- American Eagle (talk) 02:25, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
Where'm i? Sebb Talk 00:14, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
Am I there! Tharnton345 (talk) 13:58, 28 September 2008 (UTC)


Hi Ryan. I was wondering about that on. Shouldn't it be transwiki'd to wikt: and then deleted here? It looked like a dictionary def to me. Jus' wondering :-) fr33kman t - c 01:38, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Nope. It doesn't look like a dictionary definition to me! I've redirected Autocratic to Autocracy. If you ever do spot an article that looks like it should be deleted here and moved to the Wiktionary, then add {{dicdef}} to the article, then someone should do whatever actions needed from there (though, it takes a while for some since Category:Move to Wiktionary is a pretty big category still). Yours, RyanCross (talk) 01:48, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
Cool, will do. Let me know if I can be of any assistance in the transwiki backlog, or is it 100% admin'y fr33kman t - c 02:01, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Please be advised

I know you're a new admin, but this IP address range has a long history of vandalism, and it's pretty narrow. So just block the range for 3 months and get it over with, instead of blocking all those individual IP's. Please see: WP:AN# — Jonas Rand · (talk) 02:05, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Whitey Wistert article

Hi, I've made some changes to the article. Do you want to review them? Thanks fr33kman t - c 22:14, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Seems okay to me. I fixed one, maybe two minor mistakes you made, but it looks fine now. A lot of Wiktionary linking I see. Thank you for your help. – RyanCross (talk) 23:52, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
I hate to see anything fail when it can be improved (not that it's going to fail mind). Yeah, I like wikt: links. My view is that we're a service, it's the reader of the encyclopaedia that's important, without them what's the point? :-) fr33kman t - c 00:15, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
Simple English Wikipedia articles tend to use wikt: links often so our readers can click on the word to see what they mean since some words are too complex to minors/people learning English. Good idea to do actually. Anyway, could you help fix the issues that The Rambling Man brought up with me? That would be greatly appreciated. :-) – RyanCross (talk) 00:24, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

<-- So, after about 4 hours of work, how'd I do? I think it's good now and I supported. Good night! -- American Eagle (talk) 04:05, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Looks, much, much better. Thank you very much, American Eagle! – RyanCross (talk) 04:07, 25 September 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for the welcome! Legoktm (talk) 00:01, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

No problem. – RyanCross (talk) 04:08, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

I'll learn :-)

I'll keep making em, you keep fixing em and eventually I should get em right ;-) Thanks!! fr33kman t - c 01:28, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome. – RyanCross (talk) 04:08, 25 September 2008 (UTC)


Ok didnt know that template was out there. Thanks for the link--CPacker (talk) 00:42, 26 September 2008 (UTC)


Out of interest, why would someone do so? Microchip  talk 10:16, 27 September 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for saying hey on my talk page. You probably didn't know, but I'm also on the regular English Wikipedia. That is where I started, but I came here because I felt I had a lot to contribute. Tezkag72 (talk) 13:16, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome. Actually, I did know. It's pretty obvious if I see new users coming and contributing out of nowhere. Most likely, they're from the English Wikipedia. You just happen to be one of them. Well, welcome aboard! Come contribute often! We could use more active contributers. – RyanCross (talk) 18:32, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
"Your"/"You're"... well done ;-) Giggy (talk) 02:34, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
Heh, heh, thanks. :-P – RyanCross (talk) 02:42, 28 September 2008 (UTC)


) Congrats on passing your RfA...I thought you told me you'd failed it!? :D Well, congrats again, and see you around. PeterSymonds (talk) 20:27, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
Hey there, PeterSymonds! :) I meant I failed my RfA on the English Wikipedia. ;) Well, welcome come Peter. – RyanCross (talk) 20:32, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

It's STatic. (talk) 02:49, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

In Re:Editor review

Green check.svg Done. Feel free to comment if you wish. It's 23:14 where I am, so do it quickly before I go to bed! — Jonas Rand · (talk) 06:15, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Okay, goodbye! — Jonas Rand · (talk) 06:21, 28 September 2008 (UTC)


Cool. See you around.--LAAFan (talk) 17:10, 28 September 2008 (UTC)


For this. Dunno if you heard, but I won't be returning to English Wikipedia after my ban expires. I wish the best of luck to you :). Steve Crossin Contact/24 05:55, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

No problem, and thank you. Yes, Steve, I saw. Sorry about what happened to you. But thank you very much for what you did to help Wikipedia, and for being my adopter a few months back. :) We'll miss you very much, and you'll always be remembered. Good luck in life, Steve. Yours truly, – RyanCross (talk) 06:00, 30 September 2008 (UTC)


Hello, RyanCross/Archives. Seeing as you are a participant in the WikiCup, i feel it my duty as a judge to inform you that the Pool Round will begin at 00:00, October 2 (UST). Happy WikiCupping! Sebb Talk 00:38, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Okay, thanks. Though, I think you should have substituted the template... -- – RyanCross (talk) 00:52, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
I suck with templates, i don't know how. BTW, can you redesign my page to look like Useight's EN one, but red with black font? Sebb Talk 00:55, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
{{subst:User:Sebb/Cub Notice}}? I know someone like you knows how to do that. By the way, I'm taking a break with designing userpages for now, even at the English Wikipedia. Sorry, maybe some other time, k? – RyanCross (talk) 00:59, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
Surely you couldn't make an exception for me? :( Who else here does that stuff? Sebb Talk 01:02, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
I'm busy in real life as it is, and more work will only make it harder for me. Maybe next time, Sam. I'll tell you when I'm available. Thanks, – RyanCross (talk) 01:46, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Hello, RyanCross/Archives. Seeing as you are a participant in the WikiCup, i feel it my duty as a judge to inform you that the Pool Round's new starting date will be 00:00, November 2 (UST). Happy WikiCupping! Sebb Talk 19:23, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Re:Nice work

Yeah, I'm back. Simple is just so much...more simple than en. Glad to be working with you again! (and I see you are an admin now, congrats!) Malinaccier (talk) 01:04, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank You

Thankyou for reverting my edit on Zagreb I was trying out a new revert script that I was writing and accidentally reverted to the vanadlised version --Chris G (talk) 02:25, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Oh, phew, I thought your account was compromised for a second until I saw this. I think you should use the sandbox instead of our articles for testing. Testing on articles isn't the best thing to do, and will most likely harm Wikipedia. Thanks, – RyanCross (talk) 02:28, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Heads up

I mentioned you at Wikipedia:Simple talk#Malfunctioning. Cheers, Giggy (talk) 11:08, 2 October 2008 (UTC)


whats up? DaNewStaticFalcon (talk) 14:32, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Hello? ShockingHawk 16:23, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!! ShockingHawk 20:47, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
ZZzzz. Please remember this isn't MySpace. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:48, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
Sorry I forgot. ShockingHawk 20:49, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
O HAI! ShockingHawk 21:45, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
see my 4 messages above. ShockingHawk 00:39, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
Did you read what The Rambling Man said? Wikipedia isn't a MySpace. No reason to say "hi" everytime I edit. I understand you're trying to be kind, but it's getting annoying to me... – RyanCross (talk) 00:46, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
Sorry and Just so you know I think I deserve to be blocked. ShockingHawk 01:14, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
Apology accepted. Ric (since I don't know what name I should call you, so I'll go by your real name...), I'm not going to block you. I want to see you improve. I think for now, just editing articles and participating in less discussion is good for you. It doesn't matter what kinds of articles you edit, just edit articles. If you don't know what to do, then I suggest doing the easy task of adding {{stub}} to short articles. Remember, the tag should be placed exactly above the categories. Do this for now so you can concentrate on articles. Or do whatever you want, just edit articles for now. Thanks! :) – RyanCross (talk) 01:18, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
I use this page to find articles to expand. ShockingHawk 01:22, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

On simple wikctionary can you create wikt:victory please? ShockingHawk 01:31, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

I would, but I have no experience with creating wiktionary pages. :( (formatting, templates, etc.) – RyanCross (talk) 01:33, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
arent you an admin there? ShockingHawk 01:36, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
Nope. Look at meta:User:RyanCross to see where I'm an administrator at. – RyanCross (talk) 01:38, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
I guess I got wikiquote and wiktionary mixed up. Oops ShockingHawk 01:39, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

RFD for me

I was quite hoping for a consensus to delete me. Would have made my Sunday night quite complete! I voted weak keep though... The Rambling Man (talk) 20:48, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Heh, I think en:User:GlassCobra/Editor for deletion would be the place you're looking for. ;) – RyanCross (talk) 20:49, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
I voted Strong keep because you are really needed here. ShockingHawk 20:50, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
Ryan, good link, I virtually nominated myself on the spot... The Rambling Man (talk) 20:55, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
Mesa Stupid. ShockingHawk 21:00, 5 October 2008 (UTC)


My Reminder

Told you I'd write it down :P Kennedy (talk) 17:58, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Whoa, you need to close some Windows. ;) -- American Eagle (talk) 18:12, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
Wish I could, I need all of them for work. Usually there is at least another 3 or 4 open as well! Kennedy (talk) 18:18, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
Ever heard of tabs? lol Nice computer monitor, BTW. -- American Eagle (talk) 19:00, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
Haha! Good idea there. :) – RyanCross (talk) 22:54, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
Hahaha. Ric is ShockingHawk 20:38, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you

  Admin mop.PNG   Thank you very much for supporting my successful RfA. I will do my best to fulfil my duties as an administrator and use the tools wisely. If you need any help, or have any feedback on my editing, please contact me on my talk page. Thank you again, - tholly --Talk-- 16:45, 10 October 2008 (UTC)  



Check their global edits. Blocked on en as socks. Or, log onto irc! Synergy 23:27, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

what? Ric is ShockingHawk 23:28, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks Ryan. Much appreciated. Synergy 23:45, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
No problem. Leave me a note if you need anything else from an administrator. Thanks, – RyanCross (talk) 23:48, 11 October 2008 (UTC)


Hi there. Just wanted to let you know that I am currently using your table that you have in your RfA nomination page on my own RfA nomination page. Don't worry as I did not steal anything else but the symantecs of the table, and since we both nominated American Eagle, I just decided to leave what you said in its' place. If you want me to change it, though, feel free to let me know that. Cheers, Razorflame 03:52, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Absolutely no problem at all, Razorflame! :) Thank you for the note. – RyanCross (talk) 03:55, 12 October 2008 (UTC)


... review me. Ric is ShockingHawk 19:57, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

I'll try to get to it soon. – RyanCross (talk) 19:58, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
KK Ric is ShockingHawk 20:01, 12 October 2008 (UTC)


This thing gave me a big smile. I never knew that. Thanks! -- American Eagle (talk) 03:21, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

No problem! By the way, the RfA that got the most supports was The Rambling Man's RfA. But then again, he did get one oppose. So consider your RfA the 1st RfA with the most supports and no opposes! – RyanCross (talk) 03:26, 13 October 2008 (UTC)


You have one. -- American Eagle (talk) 23:16, 15 October 2008 (UTC)


He/she ( keeps doing that, but removes it before I can get a chance to undo it. Synergy 00:44, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

So I've noticed... leaving a message to the IP would be good. All of the IP's contributions are good, except for adding {{pvgood}} to articles and then leaving it there. If you see it again, just revert if it doesn't meet half of WP:VGOOD. – RyanCross (talk) 00:55, 16 October 2008 (UTC)


Curious, Ryan, what is exactly so bad about FAhooligan? Hooligan isn't a dereagatory phrase, but very mild, and FA - he could be a fanatic about en's FAs. alexandra (talk) 03:37, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

I also thought about commenting it. I'd unblock him, I don't see the wrong. -- American Eagle (talk) 03:58, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
or Forfar Albion, Forfar Athletic, Fisher Athletic, Ferroviário Atlético, Friburguense Atlético.. the list goes on and on. -- Creol(talk) 04:01, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
I've unblocked FAhooligan. I always thought the word "hooligan" was a negative word. And "FA" most likely meant Falmouth Academy since that's the only article FAhooligan (talk · contribs) has edited. – RyanCross (talk) 04:44, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Ryan by simple english you mean the american english or the english that are spoken in the informal way in the everyday life?--Iordanis 777 (talk) 12:53, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

My DYK Suggestion...

Hey Ryan,

Could you possibly give me some feedback on User:Bluegoblin7/DYK - the Template pages are the most worked on so far.

Also, with the border etc used on Template:Did you know, could you possibly help me? I want to make the border a lot smaller, have a gap between the two boxes, and make it stretch to all availble space. Or, alternatively, just the one box with several hooks displayed at once, with a picture also displaying for the lead.


BG7even 11:33, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

For T:DYK (Template:Did you know), I suggest just removing the box and going with what en.wikipedia does–just using the hooks without a template to hold them. I don't see why there is supposed to be a box and I don't think it is needed. – RyanCross (talk) 17:50, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Ok, well I had the box because I thought it would distance from en-wp's. We can change this though! I also had it for the randomisation and i'm not sure how I can do this without the box (i borrowed it from somewhere else!)
BG7even 18:40, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Hey Ryan,
Liking your DYK, and mine now its had lots of simplification by Gwib - I didn't do any ;)!!. Want to talk through on IRC how we can work it?
BG7even 20:06, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
"mine now its had lots of simplification" - cough. --Gwib -(talk)- 20:13, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
Maybe later, BG. I'm about to run soon. – RyanCross (talk) 20:20, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
Ok, no worries ;). I'll start having a look through at combining them? BG7even 20:21, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
Explain more please? – RyanCross (talk) 20:21, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
Merging User:RyanCross/Wikipedia:Did you know and User:Bluegoblin7/DYK/Template:Did you know. BG7even 20:27, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
Uh, why would we do that? User:RyanCross/Wikipedia:Did you know explains all the rules, criteria, participants, etc. about DYK (well, at least it will). User:Bluegoblin7/DYK/Template:Did you know is for the update itself. What do you mean by merging those two pages? – RyanCross (talk) 20:29, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
Excellent point ;). I'd say we have a hard and fast DYK proposal. Let's give it a week, and then Project Space it! Oh, and please don't fully protect any of it at any time ;) cos then i can't edit it... yet! BG7even 20:34, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
I think autoconfirmed users are allowed to do updated. You don't have to be an administrator to do updates. – RyanCross (talk) 20:35, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

reset yeh the Main Page is semi at the mo, so if we make DYK that :D Im off now, cya l8r BG7even 20:38, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Bama Boyz

There are a ton of redirects to that page. Most of which were created today I believe. Have fun deleting. Synergy 02:11, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. I didn't realize all the redirects, so I just recreated it. – RyanCross (talk) 02:18, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

The Amazing Race

My latest project, I'm trying to get it to GA. Can you help? Shapiros10 Flap the Yap 20:28, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, but I can't help at the moment. I'm busy as it is, so I really just do admin work and some minor article work around here now. I don't think I will have time to really work on an article. Maybe some other time. – RyanCross (talk) 04:43, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject:Video games

Hi, I have found your name on the project page User:A Link to the Past/WikiProject Video games. I have an interest in this topic myself and have done much work on wiki articles related to video games so I have added my name to the list and I have started a vote on Wikipedia:Simple talk to have the project approved and moved out to its proper place WP:Video games. I am announcing this to all members and asking you to come and vote your support if possible. G Luck ~ R.T.G 02:40, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

I'll try to decide soon. – RyanCross (talk) 04:43, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar time!

Barnstar Congratulations: You have been given a Barnstar!

This is for all you hard work with DYK, you really deserve it. -- American Eagle (talk) 03:33, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you, American Eagle. My pleasure for helping bring DYK here. :) – RyanCross (talk) 03:47, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
  • American Eagle beat me to it - I was thinking the same thing - Barnstar endorsed! --Matilda (talk) 03:51, 23 October 2008 (UTC) (not just because you picked up my nominations ;-) )
  • Heh, thank you to you to, Matilda. :) Good job finding those facts also! – RyanCross (talk) 03:57, 23 October 2008 (UTC)


I haven't seen you around lately. You should come on irc quick. SwirlBoy39 04:48, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, not right now. I'm about to run. – RyanCross (talk) 04:54, 23 October 2008 (UTC)


You've made WP:DYK incredibly complex, and lost 3 hooks which were on the nominations page. Everything has been moved around, is less clear and (on my Firefox), the {{DYKBox}} no longer works.

It wasn't broken before, why fix it? --Gwib -(talk)- 05:05, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

What's complex about WP:DYK? Also, the "B" on box is not supposed to be capitalized, so it works when it is: {{DYKbox}}. – RyanCross (talk) 05:07, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
And no, I didn't lose 3 hooks. I deleted them here because the hooks were updated onto the Main Page. – RyanCross (talk) 05:08, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
Firstly, you have a few broken redirects (like this one), also, I thought you had to move the hooks into the archives then put them on 'Next update'. The hooks go from here to here to here to here without clear instructions on how to move them to any step.
You told me you didn't want a carbon copy on ENWP's version, but you've just made BG7's page even more like theirs. --Gwib -(talk)- 05:13, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
Alright, I recently did this a few minutes before you came online and told me this, so I had no time to add the instructions yet and, yes, I was planning to do so after I made sure I added my own nomination correctly. I've also fixed the broken redirects. Also, no, hooks should be archived after the following update is done. So whatever was on T:DYK before it was updated, that is what is archived at WP:DYK/A. As for the next update, something that probably made you think I'm copying from en.wikipedia, I added T:DYK/N as it is something that is actually needed. The next update page is supposed to be a look over page for experienced users to review what is going to be added to T:DYK next. If that page wasn't there, people would be adding hooks from T:TDYK willy-nilly. They'll probably forget to separate related hooks from each other (which includes biographies, nationality, topics, etc.), make sure to check for problems with consistency, formatting the "... that", formatting the appropriate location to where (pictured) is supposed to be, making sure the main article is in bold, that the parenthesis in (pictured) is italicized (a very common mistake), and many more issues. The next update is a place to check for these issues. It is rather hard to check for these issues on the nominations page because you don't know which hooks will be next to each other when they reach T:DYK, since hooks will be taken there directly. With T:DYK/N, we could use it as a preview page. Copying en.wikipedia's version (I found out to be) was a benefit to us, actually. We want the best we can make DYK here, right? Well, I found out the best and more helpful was en.wikipedia's version. I didn't copy exactly their version of pages, but I based it on it. Big difference, Gwib. – RyanCross (talk) 05:29, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
[1]. Start from scratch and base our entire DYK on ENWP's version are also quote different. The only bits that aren't copies from ENWP are the Rules section (which I wrote), and the archives (which I created). --Gwib -(talk)- 05:32, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
There's really nothing wrong with having pages based on en.wikipedia's version. Most of our articles are based on en.wikipedia. Why can't project namespace articles be based on them also? I don't consider the pages "copied", just based. WP:DYK isn't that similar to en.wikipedia's version. On T:DYK/N, I have removed parts that are not needed for Simple English Wikipedia. Much less complicated then en.wikipedia. Just a few tweaks would be enough at this point. – RyanCross (talk) 05:41, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
Article is completely different from namespace... You won't find a single policy/guideline that is the same as ENWP (i.e. same language etc). However, some IP address has just nommed, so it appears that it isn't so complex as not to allow new editors to give a nomination. --Gwib -(talk)- 17:02, 23 October 2008 (UTC)


Vitruvian Barnstar.png The da Vinci Barnstar
Phew... it was not easy mass deleting 100+ pages without any special tool (like Nuke). ;) Chenzw  Talk  05:33, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
Thank you! :) I was actually doing all the deleting manually then by using any tool. Thanks for the help, Chenzw. :) – RyanCross (talk) 05:36, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Babe Ruth

Hi Ryan, if you notice a bot does something wrong you should post it on the bots talk page... it's very important. This page:- User talk:Chris G Bot ~ R.T.G 00:52, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

I know... but I was busy contacting the operator himself on another wiki to let him check his bot. I'll do that too. Thanks, – RyanCross (talk) 01:03, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
Actually I am aware of Chris G on so it makes some sense to contact him there, sorry about that. ~ R.T.G 01:24, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

on other websites of All your base

hi, that was intentional. On the manual of style it says to put "Other websites" as the main header and "References or notes" under that in a smaller header, but "Other websites" are references or notes and it is more correct if books mentioned under references are not part of "Other websites" so "References" or "see also" should get the large heading and websites only be a small part of that. Is this sense for you? ~ R.T.G 06:52, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Most of our articles has the "Other websites", "References", and "See also" sections as lv2 headers. Some examples are some of our WP:VGAs such as baseball uniform and Ana Ivanovic. I'm just doing what is done to other articles. I don't see how this is different from the rest. – RyanCross (talk) 07:27, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
The MoS section on other websites is a little confusing in its wording. It uses the same name for two different concepts. The section of the MoS labeled "Other websites" is meant to deal with any linking to non-wiki sites, not necessarily the "Other websites" section of article pages. In the MoS section, it breaks it down into three groups, the list at the end of the article (the actual "Other websites" sections, links to other sites as part of the prose of the article, and references/notes. Each section deals with other websites, but only the first one is the actual "== Other websites == section as it is normally used. The section header on the MoS really does need to be changed so it is not so ambiguous. -- Creol(talk) 08:11, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Template talk:Did you know/Next update

Hi - I raised an issue at Template talk:Did you know/Next update. I am not sure where the 50% US suggestion came from. Regards --Matilda (talk) 20:57, 26 October 2008 (UTC)


...for reverting that bot's warning on my talk page. Not sure what it thought I was doing, but meh. Juliancolton (talk) 00:19, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Bad things, Julian, very bad things. 0.0 PeterSymonds (talk) 00:20, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
No problem. I've contacted Chris G (the bot operator) what was going on, so he'll have a look at it later. Working on hurricane articles as always, huh, Julian. ;) Keep up the good work. :) Come contribute often! – RyanCross (talk) 00:21, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
Heh. En.wp is running out of hurricane articles to write, so I figured I'd come here! :-) Juliancolton (talk) 00:34, 27 October 2008 (UTC)


hahaha, it is up to you to work extra hard to make that the case ~ R.T.G 00:45, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

This is a really inappropriate comment by RTG who seems unaware that we discussed it on the talk page before I made that change--Matilda (talk) 00:58, 27 October 2008 (UTC)


since you admin, you block this user? I think it is vandal only. Giventends (talk) 00:43, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

 Done by Gwib (talk · contribs). If you ever think you need a user to be blocked, use WP:VIP for more convenience. – RyanCross (talk) 00:50, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

help in getting started

Hi Ryan, I'm really green with this and somewhat phobic about computers (probably showing my age: I'm a retired librarian) This is exciting stuff. I saw your name at the top & it took me a while to get to this stage. I'd like to add some material to areas that are skimpy but am hesitant to start. Do I need to use any kind of code? Do I need to create links? That would do me in. Anything you suggest would be appreciated. Maybe I could try an entry and ask you to check it. Cheers, Mike; oops couldn't find this symbol Poko6648 (talk) 21:05, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

Just want to touch base about (talk • contribs • CA • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log). I have seen youve given him a L4 warning. However, It should only really be at L3. He hasnt edited again since Cake, which I have him a L3 for. But I did miscount one at the start. Do you want that last one to stand, or do you want to strike it. I would strike it, as he's only just got L3, and then got L4 for the same edit. --  Da Punk '95  talk  05:05, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

Vandalized five times today. Would actually deserve a block, but he didn't get the warning in time. But since he didn't get it in time, I left a lv4. – RyanCross (talk) 05:07, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
Oh. Well I'll VIP him for strike 5 then. Only thought he was at Strike 4. --  Da Punk '95  talk  05:09, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
And a free bonus : Information.svg Hello. In case you didn't know, when you post messages on talkpages and Wikipedia pages , you should sign your posts by typing four tildes ("~~~~") at the end of your message. You may also click on the signature button Button sig.png which is above the edit window. This will put a signature containing your user name or IP address and the time you posted the message. This information is useful because other editors will be able to tell who said what, and when. Thank you. --  Da Punk '95  talk  05:16, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
Hah! Thanks. :P – RyanCross (talk) 05:16, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
Thats OK! But Rollback is fair usful! --  Da Punk '95  talk  05:17, 31 October 2008 (UTC)


You are very welcome - I am delighted to be involved. It is interesting being part of its evolution. There are obviously wrinkles to be ironed out - please let me know if I am ironing too vigorously! (eg do hooks have to be interesting to people who wouldn't otherwise be interested?) Regards --Matilda (talk) 06:52, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

....dyk that

I deleted that page with AGF in mind? Anyway... whats going on with DYK and all of these pages? Synergy 20:12, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

Well, we're discussing this now... so we'd just have to wait. Everything should still be normal until we discuss if there should be any changes to DYK. – RyanCross (talk) 20:14, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
We're on irc right now. I told him I won't be deleting anything until this is resolved. If you guys need some help making it work, I'm here. Synergy 20:16, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

Clothes list

Ryan, the outcome on that was 3 keeps and 3 deletes with suggestions to merge the list with the category. I checked it before and some stuff like Bullet proof vest(note i can't remember which ones) was not listed in the category. Could you undelete for that or is that done? ~ R.T.G 00:47, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

I would say to userfy and make it into a little project to merge. Perhaps RTG would like it in his userspace? Malinaccier (talk) 00:50, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
I will categorise whatever ones are missing from [[Category:Clothing]] but you will have to undelete it for a while ~ R.T.G 00:55, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
I see 6 deletes (counting the nom, as that actually is a delete request) and 2 keeps. One of the deletes was a "kill it" delete without using the {{delete}} template by User:Microchip08. I'd rather move the deleted content it to your userspace if that is okay with you. – RyanCross (talk) 01:27, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
Yeah do that but leave me a note on my talk so I know. It's probably only one or two articles but best not to orphan them. I'll get you to delete it then. ~ R.T.G 06:33, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
Sorry about the late response. Make sure I get a note if you move to my userspace ~ R.T.G 06:35, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
Hi, that's pretty much done if you want to delete the page again. [2] ~ R.T.G 15:05, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
 Done. Thanks for your work. – RyanCross (talk) 02:10, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Todays beginners tip of the day a SysOp should not need!

Please read the whole article, especially 'Woolworths was the first Australian supermarket to offer petrol discounts when a certain amount of money was spent in the shop' before declining the DYK. And I know Woolies started the 4c offer before Coles, as they started in the late 90's, and Coles did in about 2003. --  Da Punk '95  talk  20:58, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Still declined either way until you can cite it. – RyanCross (talk) 21:02, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
this OK? --  Da Punk '95  talk  21:08, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
And while your at it, protect User talk: Im in a rvt war. --  Da Punk '95  talk  21:14, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
You sorta reverted me, not StaticFalcon. – RyanCross (talk) 21:15, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
And I sorta reverted that! --  Da Punk '95  talk  21:16, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! I'll look at the hook now. – RyanCross (talk) 21:17, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Funny deletion

All I can say is haha! Malinaccier (talk) 21:59, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

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