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Ryan, I'm somewhat concerned by the addition of Woolworths (Australia) to T:DYK/N. See my comments here (before it was removed as the hook had been added, by the nominator, to /N). Could you please take a look at this. Thanks. Giggy (talk) 22:50, 2 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hmm.. apparently someone added the nomination to T:DYK/N before they saw the further comments. Thanks Giggy for the note. I'll add it back to discuss it further. – RyanCross (talk) 22:55, 2 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
Could you re-review my nomination cause Matilda says no but all requirements are there, I'm starting to get the feeling that Matilda has something against me.--   ChristianMan16  03:03, 3 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

DYK (2)


I find your comment at User_talk:Matilda#DYK very offensive. Number One: You do not run DYK. It is a collaborative project. Number Two: Many people help with DYK, including myself. Number Three: Stop making it EN-WPish, and stop taking credit for the whole project. You came in late, imho ruined it, and then took all the credit for what was my idea, with input from others.

BG7even 10:51, 3 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

I think you misunderstood. I sorta new you would comment on that if you didn't understand it, so I'll say what I mean. We all "run" DYK, it's just that I was thanking Matilda for her work "running" it individually because she was particularly working at DYK around that time I was around. Bluegoblin, of course I'm thankful for your work too and that we even have DYK here. I could have thanked everyone (and I guess I do now!), but I just felt Matilda was working very hard on reviewing and commenting on DYKs (I think you've noticed that also). And yes, I know you think I'm making DYK worse, but that's your opinion. My (and most of the community's opinion) was to make it the way it is now. I forgot who said it (I think it was Giggy), but making a few things like en.wikipedia doesn't make us into en.wikipedia. That will never happen. A few things I think will be helpful if we look at en.wikipedia. By the way, it was actually User:The Flying Spaghetti Monster who brought up DYK here first, and then got most of the community supporting. But I thank you for getting DYK into action! :)
Having said that, I just hope we can get along with DYK how it is now. I've known you for while Bluegoblin. The first time I met you was when I redesigned your en.wikipedia user page for you on a Tuesday a few months back. I hope we can get along now. And I thank you for bringing up what I said on Matilda's talk page. Can we move on and get along now with whatever the community has decided on how we should now do the DYK process? – RyanCross (talk) 01:55, 4 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
Meh. Still, if you say it to one, say it to all. As I said, I personally don't have any issues with how it is, I just think that it is too complex for a simple wiki. Still, if the community thinks its fine then that's fine. Let's move on! :D BG7even 09:06, 4 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

DYK (3)

Can you rush a hook onto the DYK live page? Theres only 4 - i f**ked up big time!!! --  Da Punk '95  talk  03:22, 4 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Heh. I reverted it for now. There were no other fully approved hooks, so I'll leave it be for a little while. I might be able to get one more on there, but I've got to run for a few minutes. Next time, use the preview bottom. ;) You wouldn't want to mess up an edit on the Main Page ever again... but nice try! – RyanCross (talk) 03:36, 4 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

is / will be

It is the most exciting news though! I have both of his books and although of course not eligible to have a say was hoping for this outcome! Have to make a DYK out of it somehow :-) --Matilda (talk) 04:36, 5 November 2008 (UTC)Reply


Just a quick question: How long should Requests for deletion last (not including pages deleted under the quick deletion policy)? Two days seems a little short. -- Creol(talk) 06:28, 6 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

They're set to end exactly 7 days after being nominated (unless snowed), no? --Gwib -(talk)- 06:30, 6 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
Creol: Yes, it does seem rather short, but seeing as it was at 4 delete !votes (5 counting the nominator as I count that as a !vote) I decided it would have been a pile-on WP:SNOW. Gwib: Yes, it is set to run for 7 days unless snowed. – RyanCross (talk) 06:52, 6 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
Please can you revert your close of the vandalism archives RFD. 2 days was way too short, and there was no consensus. Thanks. Majorly talk 21:01, 6 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
Ryan, please don't close RfDs so early. The end date is written on the RfD. There was no reason to close it four days early, especially if you didn't say why on the RfD. Giggy (talk) 03:52, 10 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
That clearly looks like a WP:SNOW to me. – RyanCross (talk) 03:53, 10 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
You should've really stated, Delete, per the snowball act, or words to that effect. But after the last early close, perhaps you should leave closing RFD's till a bit later? I know on enwp you did have a habit of NAC'ing articles early... ס Talk 03:55, 10 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Ryan, I hate to say this but SNOW is only used when it is highly unlikely that another individual is going to object. Just take it easy for now, theres no harm in waiting the extra few days. It'll still be there if you want to delete it. Synergy 03:57, 10 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Alright, thanks for the advice guys. :) I'll leave it longer next time. – RyanCross (talk) 04:02, 10 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

DYK project member review sought

Hi, following some discussion which has now died down I have proposed some rules for DYK which refine those we already had and are based on our recent experiences and the discussion. As a member of the DYK project, could you please have a look at Wikipedia talk:Did you know#Proposed rules and give your comments. Thanks Matilda (talk) 23:40, 10 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Re: Rollback for Iceflow

Hi RyanCross! Thank you so much for contacting me about Rollback. I would very much like to have this enabled for my work at Simple Wikipedia. I have been handling Rollback on English Wikipedia for about 18 months, and found it to be extremely useful. As a user here for only 2 days, I would consider it an honour to have Rollback enabled, and I thank you for trusting me to use it! Regards, Iceflow (talk) 02:47, 11 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for activating my Rollback! I look forward to adding a few more vandals to my present tally between here and English Wikipedia! :) Iceflow (talk) 03:15, 11 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thai Houses deletion

The students wanted to do "Thai Style Houses", but I thought it might be best to keep it simple because it is Simple English wikipedia so I told them to call it "Thai Houses". I think they want to talk about what houses look like in Thailand. Do you still think that this is not notable, and if so, can you give us some feedback on a better topic / topic name?

-Hunter (talk) 07:05, 11 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hmm... how about the students and you work on the Thailand article? Just make sure the information is referenced and that you cite your sources. – RyanCross (talk) 07:27, 11 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
Or you can look at Wikipedia:Simple_talk#Thailand_Content_Expansion_Project. – RyanCross (talk) 07:28, 11 November 2008 (UTC)Reply


Thank you for your kind suggestion. I have replied at my talk page since the conversation was picked up by Bluegoblin7. In short, yes - I would be delighted to accept your nomination at the appropriate time. Regards --Matilda (talk) 23:04, 12 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hi - I am in the embarrassing position of multiple offers of nomination for RfA - please see Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Matilda and my user talk page at User talk:Matilda#Ready?. I have elected to wait for the conventional 3 months and this gives a week for you to add your conom to the page Synergy has prepared if you still wish. --Matilda (talk) 00:52, 19 November 2008 (UTC) (embarrassed but flattered)Reply


I personally think you should undelete User:Solutionsresource seeing that it was userspace and G11 only applies to mainspace.--   ChristianMan16  04:28, 14 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

No, ChristianMan16 you aren't correct: G 11 applies to General rules – All pages - userspace does not appear to be excluded. Ryan did explain on the User's talk page why the deletion occurred. --Matilda (talk) 05:09, 14 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
I didn't see that on the talk apologizes. And I'm sorry again I misread the policy.--   ChristianMan16  05:11, 14 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
Sorry for the late reply. I was busy somewhere else. Anyway, I have to agree with Matilda. G 11 applies to all namespaces, hence, the "G" standing for "General". And apology accepted, ChristianMan. — RyanCross (talk) 05:19, 14 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Simple News Issue One

Issue 1 - 15th November 2008

31,511 editors, 39,781 articles, 106,605 pages.

Announcements Administrators

User Articles

In his first article Kennedy welcomes you to the first Simple News newsletter, and explains how you can get involved!
Bluegoblin7 writes in his debut article about the DYK procedures. Watch out next month too!

[The Team]


  • The QandA. Every month, Kennedy will interview one of Simple English Wikipedia's editors, asking them about themselves, and their opinions on Wikipedia. It is an exciting insight behind the anonymous face of an online username. First up is Microchip08! Click for his interview:
Microchip08 Interview

--GoblinBot (talk) 13:53, 15 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Simple News

Hey Ryan,

You added yourself as a contributor - welcome to the team!

Could I possibly ask what you are thinking of doing?

I've set you up an area at Wikipedia:Simple News/RyanCross so get adding - when you have an article just let me know and i'll add it in.


BG7even 11:47, 16 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hey there Bluegoblin. I'm not entirely sure what I'll be doing yet, but I'll think of something soon. But if you have any suggestions or if you want me to work on an existing article for Simple News, just drop be a line. — RyanCross (talk) 18:44, 16 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
Hey Ryan,
That's fine! There's nothing specific that needs doing, just what you want really. A cleanup of the project pages might be nice, standardising them all, and also a collapsible delivery box and a box to put the main features in would be nice, on a blank page, linked from the delivery page.
BG7even 00:30, 17 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

recreating content that already exist

This user is recreating content that already exsist the exact same way else where. Could you do something? See contributions for evidence.--  CM16  00:08, 17 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

 Done. All taken care of. The ones that were duplicates of other articles were deleted. — RyanCross (talk) 00:18, 17 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
Now Synergy (talk · contribs) has redirected the articles. I think that's a better choice. — RyanCross (talk) 00:20, 17 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
I only did two of them, for tree and flower. Those two I thought are appropriate but I'll leave it to the community to decide whether the others should be redirected. Synergy 00:22, 17 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
I don't really care what's done with them as long as they're not duplicates.--  CM16  00:25, 17 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
He's at it again...see his contributions link above. I call for a block.--  CM16  00:27, 17 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
It's not vandalism. WP:AGF? — RyanCross (talk) 00:28, 17 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
Hard to do that when he's been told to redirect by two different users including myself.--  CM16  00:30, 17 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

(<--)CM, that IP is invaluable to the project. Blocking is a net negative, and he hasn't really done anything to deserve it. PeterSymonds (talk) 00:31, 17 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Something's gotta be done...he's been told twice by me and Eptalon to redirect instead of replicate pages.--  CM16  00:33, 17 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

I've done more thinking about this and his edits earlier did not merit a block (Chenz's block I undid) but if he is recreating content after warnings than its an appropriate block no matter how valuable he is. My recommendations: After 4 warnings (or three since hes done this before, after a warning) indef block him. Allow him to edit talk page and e-mail. When he is ready to talk, we will listen. We know he understands English (obviously because he edits and fixes in English) so I doubt it will be long before he talks. Synergy 01:00, 17 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Just a minor note before someone asks; indef is only for no fixed duration (until we figure out what to do) and not forever. Synergy 01:03, 17 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Protect please

Could you protect this page? The user has exercised RTV. --Gp75motorsports REV LIMITER 21:51, 25 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

I would if the user using RTV said previously that they wanted their talk page protected. I don't see that, so I'm not going to take action. – RyanCross (talk) 06:22, 26 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
OK, that's understandable. Thanks anyway. --Gp75motorsports REV LIMITER 19:30, 26 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
No problem. – RyanCross (talk) 19:37, 26 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

New discussion

I'd like to inform you of a new discussion here at Simple talk. God bless.--  CM16  06:16, 26 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Alright, thanks. I might comment in a while. – RyanCross (talk) 06:22, 26 November 2008 (UTC)Reply


Hey Ryan, sorry for the long delay in response, I rarely come to this Wiki, just longed in for the first time in weeks. I'm doing very well, hoping to write some articles here. Realist2 (talk) 14:43, 27 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Redirecting to Ionas68224's page

I'll remember that. I didn't know it was against the rules. --Gp75motorsports REV LIMITER 01:06, 29 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Plas$ic Pu$$y

'Account creation disabled' - and you told them to create a new one? --  Da Punk '95  talk  22:25, 29 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hah! Whoops. That's in the template, so it was put there automatically. Will fix. Thanks. – RyanCross (talk) 22:27, 29 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Page Re: Adult Star Derrick Pierce

Hi, I'm the person who started the Derrick Pierce page at Simple Wiki, and have somewhat followed the discussions about it. In the meantime, I moved it to the regular English Wiki page where it is fully footnoted, etc. If it's a problem to have it on the "simple" Wiki page, I understand. I started it there only because the regular page was rather complex but I figured it out finally. I'm still working on it when I have time. I don't intend on working further on the simple page because it's not really the best place for it as far as search engines or people looking for info on Pierce. Anyway, indeed, Derrick Pierce is a notable personality in the adult world as has been accurately pointed out, with multiple AVN awards. Thanks again, just wanted to touch base. Honey WestHoneywest (talk) 00:33, 1 December 2008 (UTC) November 30, 2008Reply

Thanks for the note. The article looks fine here, by the way. – RyanCross (talk) 00:37, 1 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hey, Thanks for Introducing

The article Hurricane Gilbert was started by us, courtesy of this shared username. See this.

Univ of Wis-LaCrosse Students (talk) 03:55, 2 December 2008 (UTC)Reply


On Wikipedia, I see IPs creating pages. Why is this? Tharnton345 16:45, 4 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

IPs are allowed to create pages... Majorly talk 16:48, 4 December 2008 (UTC)Reply
I mean on the English Wikipedia. Tharnton345 16:53, 4 December 2008 (UTC)Reply
Because you can there as well. But, if it's EN related, it's best of at en ;). Thanks, BG7even 16:55, 4 December 2008 (UTC)Reply
Actually it's disabled at en. IPs can create pages in the Talk: namespaces (all of them), but can't create content pages. Best, PeterSymonds (talk) 20:19, 5 December 2008 (UTC)Reply


Do you think I am ready for RfA? --  Da Punk '95  talk  21:29, 5 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

No. Synergy 21:37, 5 December 2008 (UTC)Reply
Da Punk, that's for you to decide, but I honestly think you are not ready. – RyanCross (talk) 03:53, 6 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thank You

The Yotcmdr Barnstar
Thank you for supporting me in my RFA which passed with 15 supports and no opposes. The barnstar may not mean much to you, but your support did to me, thanks. Yotcmdr =talk to the commander= 09:03, 7 December 2008 (UTC) Reply

About KBO

I do not know why my article about KBO is advertisement. And why did you clean up and rewrite it? please explain me.

It wasn't advertisement at all. Though, it didn't meet our manual of style, so I cleaned-up the article. – RyanCross (talk) 03:58, 11 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

article deleted

Hi, I'm a wikipedia newbie and 2 days ago, I wrote an simple article with the title 'naver'. But my article was deleted with the notice G11. I never intended to post an article which seems an advertising. But, I'm a student learning english and I'm not good at english writing. I'm sorry for posting a wrong article. And I don't know how to correct my article to seem neurotic. This is my composition assingment and even if I post a modified version, it will be deleted again. I should post on this page. Can you help me? I don't care my article will totally have been changed. (G twelve (talk) 08:10, 11 December 2008 (UTC))Reply

Read Wikipedia:Manual of Style and Wikipedia:How to write Simple English articles. It might help a bit. – RyanCross (talk) 05:09, 12 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

My sig

I received an email form Shapiros10 (talk · contribs) asking me to shorten my current sig saying it was nearly 350 characters and he offered the one in his sandbox (which I personally don't like cause it's too plain). We'll it's dressed up for Christmas, one of the two major Christian holidays with the other being Easter, I don't think the community would mind it until the 26th at the very earliest and the 2nd of January at the latest. Could you point me in a direction with this?--  CM16Merry Christmas!!  07:47, 12 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

Could you please answer this?--  CM16Merry Christmas!!  05:35, 13 December 2008 (UTC)Reply
Oh, sorry. I logged in earlier to see if I had new messages, but I didn't have time to respond to them since I had to run. I logged in again after I got back, but forgot about this message you left me. It's hard keeping track of messages at several different wikis at a time. :-)
Anyway, while I understand you want to keep the Christmas spirit up, you still have to follow Wikipedia's policy. And I believe 350 characters is too much, so you do have to shorten it. Just because a special holiday is coming up doesn't mean you can avoid Wikipedia policies. The alternative one Shapiros10 created in his sandbox seems okay—you can use it. If you don't want to, maybe make a signature of your own with shorter characters that you like to use to keep the spirit up? – RyanCross (talk) 05:56, 13 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

I might be able to figure out something, but still, it seems anti-Christmas to me cause I've shortened my sig as much as I can while still having something I like, guess I'll have to find something. Can I at least use this one while I work on it tomorrow?--  CM16Merry Christmas!!  07:20, 13 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

I know it's not true, but yet, I feel cheated out of my God-given right to celebrate Christmas (with my sig) cause it was too long , I couldn't find a way to shorten it. :'( I still feel like an exception coulda been made until at least the 26th.--  CM16   08:04, 13 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

Simple News Issue Two

Issue 2 - 13th December 2008

37,332 editors, 41,432 articles, 109,917 pages.

Announcements Administrators

User Articles
It's a bumper edition from Kennedy this month, with a round-up of recent and future developments, and also news of a spin-off from Simple News.
In his second article, Bluegoblin7 writes of the new wikicup that has come to the wiki.
Yotcmdr writes about the Good Article and Very Good Article processes and how we need your help in his debut article.

[The Team]
  • Christianman16 has applied to be an Administrator.
  • Yotcmdr applied to be an Administrator, and was promoted.
  • Matilda had applied to be an Administrator, but was not promoted.
  • Chocolates had applied to be an Administrator, but was not promoted.
  • Gwib had applied to be a Bureaucrat, but was not promoted.

  • The QandA. Every month, Kennedy will interview one of Simple English Wikipedia's editors, asking them about themselves, and their opinions on Wikipedia. It is an exciting insight behind the anonymous face of an online username. Las month we debuted with Microchip08. Due up next was Shapiros10 but due to uncontrollable circumstances we have had to postpone this to next month. Instead, Bluegoblin7 takes the reigns and interviews Gwib, who kindly volunteered to keep the section in this issue. Click for his interview:
Gwib's Interview


Everyone at Simple News would like to wish all users at the Simple English Wikipedia a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

--GoblinBot1 (talk) 17:22, 13 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

Merry Christmas!

BG7even 21:56, 16 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thank you. :-) – RyanCross (talk) 00:43, 17 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

Simple News

Hi RyanCross. The simple news team has decided to have a special edition released on the 28th or 29th of December. It will be announcing plans of users on wikipedia in 2009. But we need your help!! If you would like to help, then tell us about your plans or write about something else!! Write an article called [[Wikipedia:Simple News/31-12-08/your username]] and add it here and I or BG7 will add it to the edition. Thanks for your help, Yotcmdr✼ Merry Christmas ! ✼ 19:05, 24 December 2008 (UTC) Reply

 Done. RyanCross @ 00:09, 25 December 2008 (UTC)Reply


Ryan, you added Hydrogen as a hook on the next update on DYK. I have a question about that. Should it be used on the DYK if it has a {{complex}} attached to it? I'd think that'd be something we wouldn't want on the main page. We don't want people coming to Simple, seeing that page highlighted and saying "Man, this is really hard stuff." I've commented out on the next update for now, Either way (talk) 12:45, 26 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

No, complex articles should not be on the Main Page. Good call. I didn't look at the article when I was moving it to the next update since I assumed the reviewer looked at it properly. Wikipedia:Did_you_know#More_details_on_Rules says, "The article linked should be easy to read," so until it is simplified, it can't be updated to the Main Page. I'll re-add the nomination back to T:TDYK leaving a note that it is complex. Eventually, someone will simplify it. If it is there for too long, it would have to be removed. Sounds good? RyanCross @ 13:11, 26 December 2008 (UTC)Reply
Works for me. Either way (talk) 13:21, 26 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

Vandal warnings

Do you really think giving a vandal a "softly, softly" warning for denying the Holocaust is really enough?!? I'm well aware of WP:BITE, but sometimes it's clear some have no intention of improving the project. Soup Dish (talk) 13:51, 26 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

Still, they do deserve a warning. I wouldn't want to go blocking right away just for that edit. If it was a much bigger edit or many different vandalism edits, than I would probably give an final/only warning, and then block. It really depends on the situation. Some actually do start contributing positively after they have received a warning after contributing negatively. In this case, it was just one edit. Anyway, the user stopped making edits, so nothing to worry about for now. I'll keep an eye-out. Still concerned? RyanCross @ 13:57, 26 December 2008 (UTC)Reply


Hey there Ryan! Great job on getting the mop! Cheers and sorry for writing this so late :) I only just came back! Cheers, Razorflame 21:04, 26 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

Well, welcome back. :-) RyanCross @ 01:26, 27 December 2008 (UTC)Reply
Thank you, and hope to see ya around this site! Cheers, Razorflame 01:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

Reply to your ER review of me

Hi there. I wanted to reply to what you said on my Editor Review outside of that page because I am not sure exactly how long what I am posting right now is going to be. For right now, I am not currently worrying about becoming an administrator. I merely asked what I should do to become an administrator basically as curiousity to find out what people want in an administrator now-a-days. I do understand that I should focus more on adding more content to pages, however, that is not my specialty. I just simply don't have the patience to do so. Only once every couple of weeks do I get a day like the day that I expanded Romania from 3 kilobytes up to 32 kilobytes and I am able to simplfy everything that I add to the site in the process. Therefore, since I don't have the patience for that normally, I gravitate towards what I do have patience for, which is creating short stubs. While I know that people have been telling me to writing more long articles, I have found that I have a knack for creating stubs, which believe it or not, is just as important as expanding already short articles, because otherwise, how will the pages get created on this site? My plan on this site is to play to my strengths, not my weaknesses. While I do want to become an administrator, I have been trying very hard to not think about it. Sometimes, I still do think about becoming an administrator, but these moments are very short. Hope you understand what I wrote :). Cheers, Razorflame 04:30, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

Understood. That's all you had to say. I just wanted to make sure you weren't making adminship a game. I'm happy you're focused on the mainspace and creating stubs. Yes, I'd rather see hundreds of articles created rather than one article making it to VGA, or in this case, 3000+ (could be a little more bigger though, but still)! By the way, I've never seen anyone type as fast as you. That took only one or two minutes really. RyanCross @ 04:34, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply
In case you are interested, I have between a 100 and 120 word per minute typing rate (depending upon how tired and interested I am). That is in the upper echelon of typists. The reason why I am able to type so fast is because I have been using computers since I was 4 years old :). Cheers, Razorflame 04:38, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply
Were you four when the typewriter was invented? ;-) RyanCross @ 04:41, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply
I never used a typerwriter. In fact, I think that they are kind of clunky. I started out typing on a computer keyboard. Also, I don't think that an RfA is a game. I think that it is a serious process. Cheers, Razorflame 04:45, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply


Hi there. I suck at making my own cool and snazzy looking pages, and I think that it is time to change my userpage and user talk pages' design, as well as my signature. If you are willing, I would be very grateful if you could redesign my user page, user talk page, and my signature :). Thank you in advance if you are. Cheers, Razorflame 04:40, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hm, sure, I'd be happy to. But I would need some specifics to what design you would like me to do. The only user page I redesigned here on simple.wikipedia is User:Gwib's user page.. would you like something like that, or do you just want me to come up something off the top of my head? :-) RyanCross @ 04:45, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply
Surprise me :). Come up with something unique and inspiring from my username :). I will take whatever you do for me, so go nuts :). Cheers, Razorflame 04:50, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply
User:Razorflame has given you some cookies! Now enjoy them!
User:Razorflame has given you some cookies! Now enjoy them!

Here, have some cookies for your wonderful job with my userpage and talk pages :). Now they look so much more professional :). Cheers, Razorflame 19:05, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

No problem, RyanCross @ 20:53, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply
Hello, RyanCross. You have new messages at Razorflame's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.
Razorflame 20:54, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply
User:Razorflame has given you some cookies! Now enjoy them!
Here are some more cookies for your work on my new siggy :). Cheers, Razorflame 23:27, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply
The Special Barnstar
For redesigning my new user page and user talk page and signature, I hereby give you this Barnstar! Cheers, Razorflame 23:28, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply
Thank you. :-) RyanCross @ 23:33, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply
Heh. Ryan, the userpage design was taken from User:American Eagle, and the top-thingy from User:EVula. LOL And so continues the userpage mania... ;) -- American Eagle (talk) 01:18, 30 December 2008 (UTC)Reply


You may not have known about it, because of the flooding (go figure right?), but its here. Synergy 23:16, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

And why are you telling me this? I already commented there before you left me this message. RyanCross @ 23:20, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply
errere Sorry! Geez. -.- Synergy 23:22, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply
Heh, no problem. :-P RyanCross @ 23:25, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

Simple News

Special New Year Edition

39,214 elves, 42,705 reindeer, 112,260 presents.

Annoucements Plans for 2009

  • You can find the wikicup pools here, tomorow! They were chosen randomly by our judge, Bluegoblin7.
  • Happy New Year everyone!

[The Team]


wow, I didn't know that were an admin here! :D Congratulations on being given the mop. I'm sure that will do good work with it. --Enric Naval (talk) 20:19, 30 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thank you. :-) You're a few months late though. I haven't really heard from you in a while, Enric. RyanCross @ 20:22, 30 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

General help?

Hi there. What would be another good word for campaign? Also, could we keep this section open for a while in case I have any other questions? Cheers, Razorflame 05:21, 1 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

What do you mean? — RyanCross (talk) 08:11, 1 January 2009 (UTC)Reply
Never mind ;). Cheers, Razorflame 04:05, 9 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Hook for Australian Rules Football

Do you think that the hook, ...that Australian Rules Football is the national sport of Australia would be a good enough hook for DYK? Cheers, Razorflame 04:05, 9 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Eh, not really interesting enough in my opinion. It's like saying "Oranges is a fruit found in Florida" or something. And there are several complex words in the article from a quick skim of it. — RyanCross (talk) 04:10, 9 January 2009 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, I was thinking that the hook wasn't all that interesting. Thanks for the confirmation :). Cheers, Razorflame 04:11, 9 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Comments needed

Your comments are needed.
Your comments are needed.
I have written an apology for enWP here that I intend to present to the enWP community somehow and I would like some constructive criticism please. Please read the "letter" and comment on the "letter" here. Thank you.-- CM16 MLB  07:26, 10 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

MathCool10's RfA Closure

Nice work ;)

Your change could actually have remained, it's better than mine!

I find it amusing that we both went for it at the same time!

BG7even 08:55, 13 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Heh, thanks. I was starting to close it by removing the RfA from the RfA page first, but you already added the closure before I did. We did it at the same time, we just did it differently. ;) If you insist. — RyanCross (talk) 08:59, 13 January 2009 (UTC)Reply
Lol ;) I noticed. I was about to remove it before I archived it, but as you say you did that part first :P Cheers, BG7even 09:01, 13 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

January 19th Simple News

Well, we did recently hit our half-a-millionth article. We could also add new RfAs that passed/failed. That's all I have right now. Also, why are you using a template for that? I see no use for it, honestly. A simple typed out message would do. — RyanCross (talk) 05:21, 14 January 2009 (UTC)Reply
50K is only 1/20th of a million, not 1/2. Also, seriously.. if I were to fail an RfA, I would certainly not want to get a reminder of that in the news. --Creol(talk) 06:47, 14 January 2009 (UTC)Reply
Whoops, I thought I saw an extra zero in there for a second. I have to agree with Creol, but I think mentioning the successful RfAs would be fine. — RyanCross (talk) 08:17, 14 January 2009 (UTC)Reply
We already do that anyway ;) I'm more thinking about articles and stuff, roundup of recent disccussions. But thanks anway :D. BG7even 11:14, 14 January 2009 (UTC)Reply
Nothing major has really come up since the last issue. Or maybe I just haven't been updated on what's been going on here. Sorry, I don't know what to do since nothing big really happened. — RyanCross (talk) 01:15, 15 January 2009 (UTC)Reply
Ok. Perhaps you could mention the addition of the WP: short namespace and/or Flood Flag, whoch have both had bugs filed? Or perhaps you could mention the discussion about Bot Created articles? I don't know, it's up to you ;) Thanks, BG7even 09:19, 15 January 2009 (UTC)Reply
Actually, I don't think I'll be able to write for Simple News anymore. I'm busier in real life now, so I don't have that much time. — RyanCross (talk) 03:01, 16 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thank you

Thank you for your support in my RfA which passed 24/0/0. I will do my best to better Wikipedia with the administrative tools that the community has seen fit to grant me. Special thanks to Shapiros10 for nominating me and if you ever need anything, feel free to ask! Malinaccier (talk) (review) 18:02, 16 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Question about GFDL

Do the edit summaries that I have been giving for when I create asteroid stubs cover the GFDL? Cheers, Razorflame 03:02, 17 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Yes, I believe so as you are including a link to the en.wikipedia article you based the article off-of that you are creating in the edit summary. — RyanCross (talk) 03:09, 17 January 2009 (UTC)Reply
Good. That was what I thought :).  :). Cheers, Razorflame 03:14, 17 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Simple News Issue Three

Simple News
Simple News
Issue 3 - 19th January 2009

42,058 editors, 53,245 articles, 124,392 pages.

Announcements Administrators

User Articles
Another bumper article from Kennedy this month, with not one, not two, but three pages including Simple News, DYK and RfA
This month Bluegoblin7 writes about the GA and VGA processes
In his second article for Simple News Yotcmdr writes about his new WikiProject, WikiProject France
In a third short article Yotty talks about his opinions of the RFA system

[The Team]

  • The QandA. Every month, Kennedy interviews one of the Simple English Wikipedia's editors, asking them about themselves, and their opinions on Wikipedia. It is an exciting insight behind the anonymous face of an online username. This month is a bumper edition for QandA, as Kennedy was an idiot and forgot to load the interview last edition! This month will be Shapiros10 and Yotcmdr! Click for their interviews:
Shapiros10 Interview
Yotcmdr Interview

The Commander's Choice

The Commanders's Choice. For every edition, Yotcmdr will be chosing articles that need creating, expanding or being attended to. Here is this edition's list:

--GoblinBot3 (talk) 20:44, 19 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

RfA Thankspam

  RyanCross/Archives/5, thanks for your comments in my recent RfA which closed as 12/11 or "no consensus". I hope to work on the things that were raised and prove to the community that I am worthy of the mop, this includes showing my RL stability, that I don't have Ownership issues with DYK and also showing that I know what consensus is. Special thanks go to Kennedy for nominating me! Thanks for your comments! GoblinBot3 (talk)  

GoblinBot3 (talk) 11:03, 27 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

My RfA

Thank you for participating in my recent request for adminship, which passed with a total of 21/5. I will try to the best of my abilities to maintain the trust of the community, and I will carefully consider the opposes to learn how to further improve. Cheers, Juliancolton (talk) 14:06, 28 January 2009 (UTC)Reply


Hi there RyanCross. I have nominated you for Checkuser here on the Simple English Wikipedia. You can find it Wikipedia:Requests for checkusership/RyanCross. You can either accept or decline the nomination as you see fit. Cheers, Razorflame 17:41, 29 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

In order to become a CU, a user must be 18 and have given there true identity to the Wikimedia Foundation (m:CU). I don't think Ryan has done this. TheAE talk 18:00, 29 January 2009 (UTC)Reply
RyanCross isn't 18 years old 0_o? Cheers, Razorflame Public (talk) 18:07, 29 January 2009 (UTC)Reply
Maybe, I meant I haven't seen him give away his identity to the WMF (but he may have). TheAE talk 18:15, 29 January 2009 (UTC)Reply
I doubt that he has done this as he doesn't have any tools that would require him to do so at this point in time. Cheers, Razorflame 18:16, 29 January 2009 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for the nomination, but I've honestly never wanted to be a checkuser. That requires too much from me, and I just can't do all that work. Plus, I haven't identified myself (and I don't plan to). Sorry. — RyanCross (talk) 04:22, 30 January 2009 (UTC)Reply
I would like to request that you decline the nomination then and delete the page :). Cheers, Razorflame 01:52, 5 February 2009 (UTC)Reply
Done, thanks. — RyanCross (talk) 01:56, 5 February 2009 (UTC)Reply


Thanks for the help! Cheers, Razorflame 01:48, 5 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

... so... what did I do again? — RyanCross (talk) 01:49, 5 February 2009 (UTC)Reply
Oh, yeah, that. No problem. ;-) — RyanCross (talk) 01:53, 5 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

My RfB

Dear RyanCross, thank you for participating in my RfB, which ended with a tally of 21/5. I appreciate your support and will do my best in this new role. Thanks. Chenzw  Talk  07:52, 5 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

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