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Esperanza elections

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Hi Rogerd: This is a quick note just to let you know that there's an election under way at Esperanza. If you'd like to become a candidate for Administrator General or the Advisory Council, just add your name here by 15 December 2005. Voting begins at 12:00UTC on 16 December.

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REDVERS 20:01, 12 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for RfC Comment

Having been a past participant in the User:Braaad / User: "incident", I was hoping you could take a second and add any input you might have to an RfC I've written at Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Braaad. Thanks. McNeight 05:41, 14 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I'm sorry, but I would like to know how your arrived at the conclusion that my article, Ethnick, is part of a vandal/trolling campaign. Chooserr 05:49, 14 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question on being from Indy

Roger - I am from Indy but have been living in Colorado for the past 10 years. I usually come back for a week or two in the Summer.

On Nancy, I don't know her. BradCuppy 20:47, 15 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks from Waprap

Thanks a lot for the welcome rogerd, like everybody else on this website, I love this project too and will do my best for its success. thank you again, Signed:Waprap 04:47, 16 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Windy Hills

I have moved your addition Windy Hills to Louisville neighborhoods to a new category within the article, since it is not an official neighborhood, but a city within Jefferson county. Hopefully this doesn't seem like over-zealous defense of a pet article!

And incidently, thanks for the vote on my RfA. --W.marsh 05:48, 16 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh, merger is overly complicated... from what I understand, the individual cities of Jefferson were not dissolved, they still have mayors/city councils, taxes, etc, at least as far as I know. The merger just seems to have mostly concerned unincorperated places within the county, like I think Valley Station for example. I could be wrong though. And of course Jefferson County has many incorporated cities.
My list deals with areas officially designated neighborhoods within the pre-merger city limits. Those designations were made pre-merger, and could change at some point, who knows? --W.marsh 06:07, 16 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That's a good point. Although, the neighborhoods listed are still the official neighborhoods, I don't know of any plans to change that because of the merger. I honestly hadn't considered mentioning subdivisions and other incorporated cities on the page, until your edit... call it an experiment right now, I suppose. --W.marsh 06:19, 16 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

News from Esperanza

Hello, fellow Esperanzians! This is just a friendly reminder that elections for Administrator General and two advisory council positions have just begun. Voting will last until Friday, December 30, so make sure you exercise your right to vote! Also, I'm pleased to announce the creation of the Esperanza mailing list. I urge all members to join; see Wikipedia:Esperanza/Contact for more information. All you need to do is email me and I will activate your account. This will be a great way to relax, stay in touch, and hear important announcements. Thanks! Flcelloguy (A note?)

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Re: your edit to make the B-25 reference an internal link. The 477th trained on the B-25J, the last B-25 production model. Until there's some internal Wiki info specifically on the B-25J, I think that the original external link is more appropriate. User:Cuppysfriend 24:05 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Florida State Road 5 is the article about SR 5. If every section of every state road was in that category, we'd have a whole bunch of bridges and local main streets clogging it up. --SPUI (talk) 06:01, 18 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

All this reading about bannings

All this reading about bannings and post movings and whimsical deletions makes ME sad.

Can't we all just get we poop on each other's beliefs? the preceding unsigned comment is by ITAPEVI (talk • contribs) 04:08, December 18, 2005

Eddie's IPs

Thanks, Eddie's had some difficulties in the past, I trust NSLE's abilities there, he must've had a good reason. Awhile back Eddie made a whole bunch of sockpuppets not knowing that was bad, and me and NSLE redirected the sock accounts to his main account. karmafist 23:08, 23 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question about categories

Got your welcome message; thanks. I do have a question, which is perhaps answered somewhere in a FAQ but frankly I don't have the inclination to go rooting around to find. It's about categories: are categories added manually or automatically (or both)? And do you use the "category" whatever-you-call-it (tag?) in an article to assign that article to a category? And if you do, does the system automagically add that article to the category, or does that need to be done by hand? Thanks----ILike2BeAnonymous 04:15, 26 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, I support your deletion of Trivia, I noticed it at the Adolf Hitler article too. It is really a shame that garbage like that gets into what should be an Academic article ! Cheers SirIsaacBrock 02:32, 2 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

EddieSegoura gives Rogerd a hello

Do you suppose he is still upset about Johnny Damon? or maybe Roger Clemens? or maybe Wade Boggs? or maybe Babe Ruth? :) -- rogerd
Hi, rogerd. It's nice to meet you, I've been trying to improve my editing skills in a quest to earn to future promotion. I know you failed even with a good amont of contributions, but take a look at my contributions and judge for yourself.
I don't know about you, but I wish to chizzle at NSLE's poor faith in my actions. I might be wrong, but I'm concerned about a few negative comments I recently got from him. -- Eddie 13:13, 2 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've got a file with 16 links to poor edits by Eddie, surely it's understandable why a lot of users, not just me, worry each time we see him make an edit. NSLE (T+C+CVU) 00:30, 3 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I wish you were a little patient, I don't think these edits are poor. I hope to improve over the next few months. --Eddie 03:34, 3 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lewis Nixon

I call them staff offices, but the military may call it something else. Wikipedia has an article for G-designations in General Staff, although it'd be nice if there was a dedicated article for all three staff levels. Jigen III 17:25, 2 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thank you for your support on my RfA; I appreciate your confidence. Best wishes for a happy new year, Tom Harrison Talk 13:02, 4 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Baseball on Wikicities

Hello Rogerd, Googie Man here and I want to ask you something as a fellow baseball fan on Wikipedia. Jimbo and Angela have made a new webstie called Wikicities. This link in particular will take you to the baseball Wikicity. As you'll see it's similar to Wikipedia, but my hope is this will allow baseball fans to do more and different things, like reporting on games, in depth statistics, create mulitple pages for pictures, and whatever else baseball fans care to create. You've done great work on Wikipedia and I was hoping you could help get this baseball Wikicity off the ground. Please let me know what you think . Thanks! Googie Man(Talk), 19:51, 5 January 2006 (UTC).Reply[reply]

So you know what you're getting into....

I actually have found this nonsense kind of humorous, but thought you might want to take a look....[1]--MONGO 03:02, 6 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I noticed that you de-linked shot heard 'round the world in the Shot Heard 'Round the World (baseball). That link was to an article about the start of the American Revolutionary War that was the inspiration of the popular name for Bobby Thomson's famous home run. If was not a self-reference. --rogerd 17:54, 7 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry, I was too careless. Tintin Talk 17:54, 7 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


You misunderstand. I was disputing the inappropriateness of "Manboobies", which Edwin listed. He left no comment for why he felt the name was inappropriate, so I indented his signature under his request.

You also deleted my comments regarding the other username that is listed. android79 18:55, 7 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No problem, I can see now how that was a bit confusing. android79 18:57, 7 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Signing the unsigned

rogerd: I just noticed on the Talk:C-SPAN page that you retro-signed an unsigned comment. May I ask how you do that? Is it a macro or popup of some sort? I've been looking for a tool like that for a while now, as a couple of talk pages I'm active on are just filled with commenters that just don't bother to sign. It makes conversations extremely hard to read. Thanks, --Aaron 05:30, 8 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi there. In the TfD for this, you said we should keep it because we need a small template for long-term protection. But, as I said in the debate, we already have {{sprotected-small}}, which doesn't have the misleadingly titled name of the nominated template. Indeed, the notion of a semi-permanent semi-protect should not be enshrined in a template as there is no basis in policy for it. For George W. Bush we should simply use the correctly named and worded {{sprotected-small}}, don't you agree? -Splashtalk 15:42, 13 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you!

Thanks for supporting my Rfa, Rogerd! I appreciate your trust. The puppy is now an Admin (final tally 58/7/2) Please let me know if there is anything I can ever do to assist you. KillerChihuahua?!? 17:24, 14 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

M*A*S*H wiki

You may be interested in Kurt Weber 02:59, 15 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

re: The Facts of Life

Interesting movie and different from the other Bob Hope films I've seen. Three cheers for TCM! Volatile 19:48, 15 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your RfA

My pleasure, and congratulations! Jayjg (talk) 22:35, 15 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you, rogerd, for your support of my RfA. If you ever need for anything, please contact me. I will do my best in my new role and welcome your feedback. NoSeptember talk 13:53, 22 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiProject Military history: Coordinator elections

WikiProject Military history The Military history WikiProject is currently holding elections for project coordinators. Any member of the project may nominate themselves and all are encouraged to vote here.
The elections will run until February 5.

--Loopy e 04:39, 23 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thank you, Rogerd
Thank you! for voting in my RFA. It failed with a result of 31/11/2. Still, maybe next year... If you have any comments, please say so here. Thank you!

RfA Thanks

Please accept my embarrassingly belated thank you for supporting my RfA, which much to my surprise passed 102/1/1, earning me minor notoriety. I am grateful for all the supportive comments, and have already started doing the things people wanted me to be able to do. And hopefully nothing else... Just zis  Guy, you know? [T]/[C] AfD? 12:13, 24 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks from Lulu

Storm clouds ... and silver linings Thank you for your support on my RfA.
Unfortunately, it failed to reach consensus. Nonetheless, it proved an opportunity to establish contacts and cooperation with many supportive editors, which will be beneficial to editing Wikipedia in the future. Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters (t @)

ML in Louisville and Indianapolis. Poor guy! At least I'm in the most progressive county in Massachusetts. Still, I spent a year on a consulting job in Greenville, SC. So maybe that tops you :-). Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters 05:43, 25 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

MONGO like candy

I sent you an biggie.--MONGO 00:44, 27 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


No true republican would ever support a communist. You are not a republican, you are a joke, and a disgrace to the republican party. Republican91 01:23, 27 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please, my support for that candidate has nothing to do with his politics. Just like many members of my party in the Senate voted for Ruth Bader Ginsburg we look at the qualifications, not the politics. That is more than I can say for the demos. And by the way, what about our support for the PRC entering the WTO? They are a bunch of commies, aren't they? My personal hero, Richard Nixon, went to the PRC in 1972. --rogerd 01:33, 27 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks. I didn't realize that was a U.S. government site. The .mil should have been a hint. Anyway, it's in the references section now instead of the exernal links. --TantalumTelluride 19:33, 27 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Succesful RfA!

Thank you for your support during my RfA! The community has decided to make me an administrator, and there's work to be done. I look forward to seeing you around the project in the future, and if you see me do anything dumb, let me know right away! Regards, CHAIRBOY () 23:34, 27 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

An Esperanzial note

As I remember, the last spam that was handed out was on the 20th of December last year, so I think it's time for another update. First and foremost, the new Advisory Council and Administrator General have been elected. They consist of myself as Admin General and FireFox, Titoxd, Flcelloguy and Karmafist as the Advisory Council. We as a group met formally for the first time on the 31st of Decembe. The minutes of this meeting can be found at WP:ESP/ACM. The next one is planned for tonight (Sunday 29 January) at 20:30 UTC and the agenda can be found at WP:ESP/ACM2.

In other news, Karmafist has set up a discussion about a new personal attack policy, which it can be found here. Other new pages include an introductory page on what to do when you sign up, So you've joined Esperanza... and a welcome template: {{EA-welcome}} (courtesy of Bratsche). Some of our old hands may like to make sure they do everything on the list as well ;) Additionally, the userpage award program proposal has become official is operational: see Wikipedia:Esperanza/User Page Award to nominate a userpage or volunteer as a judge. Also see the proposed programs page for many new proposals and old ones that need more discussion ;)

Other than that, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and wish you an Esperanzially good new WikiYear :D Thank you! --Celestianpower háblame 16:57, 29 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Template help

Hi rogerd, you welcomed me to Wikipedia and invited me to ask any questions, so here I am. I was trying to put together the category Category:Film stub templates last night, and all the film genre stub stemplates in it. The problem is that somehow regular film articles tagged with those templates are bleeding in to the new category. At first it was one, but now 12 hours later there quite a few. If you could help me figure out what I did wrong I'd be very appreciative.--ThreeAnswers 18:50, 31 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh, never mind. I figured it out. Thanks anyway, I'm sure you would've helped out!--ThreeAnswers 22:48, 31 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you

For your kind support of my Rfa, which passed. If you should ever have any complaints about my admin actions, please let me know. Also, should you ever need my help with anything, please do not hesitate to ask! Thanks again! All the best Banez 17:06, 1 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you!
Thank you!


Hi Rogerd, thanks for participating in my RfA discussion. Unfortunately, my fellow Wikipedians have decided at this time that I am not suitable to take on this additional responsibility, as the RfA failed with a result of 66/27/5 (71.0% support). If you voted in support of my request, thank you! If you decided to oppose me at this time, then I hope that if I do choose to reapply in the future, the effort I will make in the meantime to improve and expand my contributions to Wikipedia may persuade you to reconsider your position. All the best, Proto t c 10:31, 3 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfA Thanks!

Okay, this is perhaps a bit overdue, but thank-you for your support in my recent RfA! I passed with a final vote count consensus of (82/1/0), which was a lot of support that I really appreciate. I'll try to live up to the expectations; and on that note, if there's ever something I do wrong (or don't do right), please spit in my general direction. Cheers! --PeruvianLlama(spit) 05:30, 4 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Babe Ruth

I'm posting this message on you Talk Page either because you've contributed to the article Babe Ruth, or because you've edited other baseball or sports related articles. I've recently completed a revision of this article at Babe Ruth/rewrite. If you have the time, I'd appreciated it if you'd compare the articles and leave any feedback you might have on the rewrite discussion page. I'd like to reach a consensus before makeing major changes to the main article. Thanks for your help. --djrobgordon 20:45, 4 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Did you know?

That controlled demolition, not airplanes brought down the world trade center towers...if looking for an interesting read, check out the discussion page for Collapse of the World Trade Center...keep up the good work!--MONGO 21:24, 6 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


My admin request went up in flames. (But thanks anyways!)

Hey, rogerd, I wanted to thank you for your support of my (unfortunately unsuccessful) request for adminship. The final tally was 37/16/5, which fell short of the needed 75-80% for "consensus". I don't know if or when I'll go up for nomination again, but even if I don't, I will try not to betray the trust that you and 36 others were willing to place in me. Thanks for having faith in me... and happy editing! Matt Yeager (Talk?) 01:06, 7 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Joke's RfA

Hi rogerd, thanks for your support in my (successful) RfA! –Joke 16:26, 7 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Three weeks of admin tools

Today three weeks have passed since I was granted access to the administrator toolbox. During this time I have made use of it in the following way:

  • Protections and unprotections: 1
  • Blocks and unblocks: 4
  • Deletions and restorations: 69
  • Rollbacks: 246

I've found that the rollback tool is much more useful than I'd thought for vandalism patrol. In fact it makes that task so easy that I've been doing it more than before. On the other hand I've been surprised by how little the blocking tool is needed. Having done a significant amount of vandalism patrol I have still only blocked one solitary vandal. The great majority of addresses which send out a vandal edit do so only once. Those who do it more often usually stop after a warning or two. Only rarely is a block actually needed and in those cases someone usually beats me to it.

As a side note I haven't retired from writing articles either. I'm still hoping to bring Freyr up to featured status but even though I've already performed more edits on it than on Hrafnkels saga back in the day, a lot of work remains to be done. Community expectations for featured articles have gone up and so have my own ambitions. I'm currently waiting for a couple of books I ordered to arrive and then I may be able to make the final push.

I'm trying my best to live up to the trust you showed in me by supporting my RFA. If ever you feel uncertain whether I'm using the admin tools in the best interests of the project, let me know. I am at any time willing to relinquish the mop and reapply for it to address concerns people have and ensure that I'm not using the admin tools without being trusted to do so. Haukur 22:32, 12 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Another Esperanzial note...

Hi again Esperanzians! Well, since our last frolic in the realms of news, the Advisory Council has met twice more (see WP:ESP/ACM2 and WP:ESP/ACM3). As a result, the charter has been ammended twice (see here for details) and all of the shortcuts have been standardised (see the summary for more details). Also of note is the Valentines ball that will take place in the Esperanza IRC channel on the 14th of February (tomorrow). It will start at 6pm UTC and go on until everyone's had enough! I hope to see you all there! Also, the spamlist has been dissolved - all Esperanzians will now recieve this update "newsletter".

The other major notice I need to tell you about is the upcoming Esperanza Advisory Council Elections. These will take place from 12:00 UTC on February 20th to 11:59 UTC on February 27th. The official handing-over will take place the following day. Candidates are able to volunteer any time before the 20th, so long as they are already listed on the members list. Anyone currently listed on the memberlist can vote. In a change since last time, if you have already been a member of the leadership, you may run again. Due to the neutrality precident, I will not vote for anyone.

Yours, as ever, Esperanzially,
--Celestianpower háblame 09:00, 13 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Thanks for supporting my RfA. It was successful and I hope to be a good administrator. Essexmutant 11:47, 14 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


File:Plunger 250x410.jpg

Thanks for taking the time to vote in my RfA, which passed with a final vote of 54/2/1 despite my obvious inadequacy for the job. I'll do my level best to use the mop and bucket — or, as I said in my RfA, plunger — responsibly. Of course, in the best tradition of politicans everywhere, I've already broken a campaign promise (I blocked a vandal last night despite having said "I don't anticipate using the blocking tool very often"). Nevertheless, I'll try not to let the unbridled power corrupt me. —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 19:22, 14 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you

Hello Rogerd, thank you for you support in my RfA. I was promoted with a final count of 48/1/0! If you see me making any mistakes, let me know ASAP. -- WB 02:40, 15 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Roger, thanks for your support in my RFA, which succeeded. If I can ever improve or help in any way, please let me know! :) Quarl (talk) 2006-02-16 11:46Z

RFA Thanks!

Thank you!
Hello Rogerd, and thank you for your support in my request for adminship! It passed with a final count of 98/2/0. If there is anything I can do to help you, please leave me a message on my talk page! -- xaosflux Talk

Thank you!

Thank you very much for your support during my recent Admin election, I appreciate the trust that you have put in me. Please contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding my work as an admin.

Kind Regards, Elf-friend 09:52, 17 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My RfA

Thank you!
Thank you!
Hi Rogerd. On behalf of my right eye, I'd like to thank you for giving me your support on my recent RfA. It ended with a final tally of (73/2/2) and therefore I have been installed as an administrator now, and I'm ready to serve Wikipedians all over the world with my newly acquired mop and bucket. If you have any questions, do not hestitate to forward them to my talkpage. Once again, thanks for your support. SoothingR 20:58, 18 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I'm sure that you are correct in that most links to Broadway refer instead to Broadway theatre. However, it doesn't make very much sense to have "Broadway" redirect to "Broadway theatre." Broadway theatre is an entity that, while intricately interwoven with Broadway the street, is nevertheless distinct from that street. Also, the fact that most "Broadway"s have to be redirected to the theatre article in and of itself indicates that, as a place/street/etc., most references (if not errant Wikilinks) to "Broadway" are to the New York City street, which, naturally, is the seat of Broadway theatre. References to Broadway theatre should point to that article (which you yourself took care of); any references to simply "Broadway," however, should point to the NYC street, seeing as how it is very unlikely that the intended article would be that about Broadway in New South Wales, or Broadway in New Jersey. —Larry V (talk) 03:39, 20 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Okay, I guess I see your point. You're probably right about those lazy editors. I would change it back … but the redirect is getting in the way. Seeing as how you're the administrator between us two, I think you'll have to do it. =) —Larry V (talk) 03:54, 20 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No problem. —Larry V (talk) 04:15, 20 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Actually, I have written much of that Music of Italy article--in whicb you changed the link the Musical Theatre. I think it was a good idea to do so. I am very new to Wikipedia and it didn't occur to me to look for a more sensible link. Thanks again. Jeffmatt 06:40, 20 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My RfA

My RfA

Thank you for your support of my request for adminship. I'm delighted that the RfA ultimately succeeded with a final consensus of 52/1/0, so I am now an administrator. If you ever have any comments regarding my editing, or I can help you at any point in the future, please feel free to leave a message on my talk page. Again, thank you!
UkPaolo/talk 11:03, 21 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your removal of Byron from List of relationships with age disparity

I was disappointed that you removed the material without even a mention, to say nothing of a justification. Would you mind telling me the reasons for your deletion? Haiduc 23:32, 21 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thank you for supporting me in my successful RFA. The admin tools will definitely be useful for dealing with vandalism more swiftly. Please drop a note on my talk page, should you have questions about any of my actions. -Kmf164 (talk | contribs) 02:37, 23 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

With apologies for the impersonal AWB-ness of the message... Thanks for your support on my recent request for adminship. It passed at 91/1/0, and I hope I can continue to deserve the community's trust. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help you, and if I make a mistake be sure to tell me. My talk page is always open. (ESkog)(Talk) 02:22, 24 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I reverted your change that removed the {{current sport}} template from Curling at the 2006 Winter Olympics, since the Men's gold and bronze medal matches aren't until Friday February 24 2006 --rogerd 02:34, 24 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

oops! Sorry - I backed out of that save, but I guess not in time. Thanks for catching that error! tiZom(2¢) 03:18, 24 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

John Hostettler

The article was about Hostettler John Hostettler, and the Straw-Hostettler confrontation was big news at IU for several years. The City Clerk of Bloomington even suggested that I run against him. You should put back that whole section, as it provides the reader with a better understanding of how political activism can develop when a politician takes a radical stance. Otherwise, you are abusing your editorial power, and I ask that your edit be revised by a higher authority on Wikipedia.

Andrew Straw [email protected]


There is a mediation case that involves you. Maybe you can comment on this?

Not advertising, not just an article about myself

Dear Rogerd, I have lodged a complaint against you in the Cabal for editing out my contributions to the John Hostettler and Alan Voorhees pages.

1. I was not writing an article about myself. I never changed the topic from John Hostettler--it was always about the conflict he and I had and the tens of thousands of people in Bloomington and the rest of the 8th District who disagreed with him. It was a completely verifiable story about how his educational non-program woke me up to law and politics and eventually how the 8th District was changed to remove Bloomington from it. You are trying to muffle the full magnitude of the situation and my role in it by your edits.

2. You are flat-out wrong to edit out my name from Alan Voorhees' page. I worked for him for 2 years, attended Council for Excellence leadership sessions with GS-14s and GS-15s (top federal civil servants), and he asked me (as his sole employee) to work on the Richmond County project. He paid for me to clerk for the local judge, and I met with the Virginia State Bar, Library of Virginia, Clerk of the Virginia Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Virginia Historical Society... and a number of very high-tech companies in Washington, D.C. and Seattle in support of his project. Need I really go on? I was his point man, and you think my name is not relevant to his wikipedia entry.

For some reason you have this bias, but I think you should drop your pretenses and simply put back what I wrote in both instances.

3. The fact that I created a so-called "vanity" entry which was later deleted is irrelevant. I was just getting used to Wikipedia and did not know how to create a User or talk page at that time, and if you looked carefully (I bet you didn't), I myself voted for deletion when I understood that I couldn't do that.

-- Andrewudstraw 10:08, 24 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Please stop reverting Cynthia McKinney. You have violated the three revert rule. Any further reversions will subject you to being blocked. --rogerd 03:11, 27 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No i have not! Its the 3RR, not the 2RR.--Striver 03:14, 27 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I counted first second third, but I didn't plan on enforcing it until another revert was done. --rogerd 03:21, 27 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ok, then i guess "You have violated the three revert rule" was a unfortunate way of saying "watch out, or you might tviolated the three revert rule". --Striver 03:25, 27 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You are right, it is not enforced until the 4th reversion. I hope that you and the other parties could resolve this peacefully. Thanks --rogerd 03:31, 27 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Acctualy, i see no dispute in the first place. Have a good day, and peace! --Striver 03:32, 27 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I was refering to the...

...Gold star that mothers of dead servicemen are given.

After looking into the matter further it seems you are right.

grazon 03:47, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

I see that you too have encountered this user on the Cynthia McKinney article. I must inform you that this user has been blocked before. In a recent incident he used profanity against another user. If you see his user contributions you will see that he often reverts articles that are not vandalism and says in the page history "Rv vandalism". The following are some examples. [2] [3] [4] [5]. In order to get enough votes to keep his articles from surviving afd's he even made his own Wikipedia:WikiProject Conspiracies Guild and if you see the talk page Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Conspiracies Guild he lists all of his articles that have been nominated to be deleted. As previously mentioned, the user has been blocked before. He was apparently let to stay because of promised "good behavior", he has clearly broken that promise. This user deserves to be banned not just blocked, never in my experience on Wikipedia have I encountered a user who so disgracefully and willingly disobey's wikipedia policy. He even went to my talk page and basically taunted me with the fact that "wikipedia can't get rid of him" and he isn't afraid of another rfc or ArbCom. Again this user must be banned from wikipedia. Thank you.--Jersey Devil 03:49, 27 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lol. That was accutaly quite amusing to read, specialy the part where he manufactured a claim of me being blocked for insulting somebody and promising to "be good". loool... --Striver 04:07, 27 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would suggest that you talk with a fellow administrator User:MONGO. He has been dealing with this vandal for some time now.--Jersey Devil 04:11, 27 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]