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Fair enough — though impossible to tell from the article, of course. I wish there was some way to discourage people from creating these one or two sentence stubs — it makes far more work for other editors than they realise. Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 22:07, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Thanks for the message. I actually did not know that copyvios weren't posted to the page automatically. I guess I've grown lazy and complacent by assuming that all squiggle-bracket functions did something cool. From now on, I will post my copyvios at the right place. Feco 23:23, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)

"nonsense" tags[edit]

Please be careful not to use "nonsense" tags on articles written in broken, but understandable English, like Saleh Al Shal. Kappa 23:39, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Why did you create an article that you nominated for speedy deletion? You can use the sandbox for testing. Howabout1 01:48, 10 Apr 2005 (UTC)

DDerby did not create that article. There's a bug in MediaWiki where if you click the edit button, and somebody deletes the article before you save, saving it will result in the article being changed again. I understand that your message was in good faith, but please try not to be accusatory- this user did nothing wrong. -Frazzydee| 01:50, 10 Apr 2005 (UTC)
no hard feelings at all DDerby 01:52, 10 Apr 2005 (UTC)

No problem :)[edit]

Thanks for tagging it! I deleted the article, so it's all good. Thanks for your message, I hope I'll see you around soon! -Frazzydee| 01:48, 10 Apr 2005 (UTC)

NAO blanked the article America vs. Ancient Rome because he copied it to his user page and we are now trying to delete it. DDerby 06:52, 10 Apr 2005 (UTC)

NAO did NOT blank it, he/she changed it to say to go to his/her User space. The VfD process should proceed and then the page can be deleted. RickK 06:54, Apr 10, 2005 (UTC)


N/P,just trying to catch the stupidness. --Boothy443 | comhrÚ 07:57, 10 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Protestantism in China[edit]

The article, as the title suggests, talks about China in general, but not specific about the People's Republic of China. — Instantnood 08:20, Apr 10, 2005 (UTC)

Thanks. :-D — Instantnood 08:28, Apr 10, 2005 (UTC)


Please note: hypersexuality is a well-defined condition that should not be confused with "sex addiction". "Sex addiction" is a pop-psychology term. -- Karada 13:49, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Yeah I agree, the Tayshaun Prince image I drew was the first in that style that I made—it's a bit squiggley—so I think I'll probably try to redo it soon. But I think the Larry Brown and Wes Anderson ones that I just made are better. No doubt though, I pick the Pistons to win it again, I don't think Miami will be a big problem (assuming they outlast the Nets and Bulls) and the West will get picked apart against Detroit (though Seattle looks good since other teams are clearing their path, I have them going far).

Thanks for the feedback though! And I'm glad you made an Antonio McDyess article, I was thinking about doing it myself when I saw there was nothing on him a few days ago. His will probably be the next drawing I do, I'm a huge Tayshaun/McDyess fan. :)

Tarnas 20:31, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)


It's POV to highlight just one view, an extreme minority view. If we were to cover all religious accounts of the origin of clothing, the section would swamp the article. IF you and the other guy want to write an article about the origin of clothing from a religious perspective and cover ALL religions, we could link to that from the clothing article. Zora 22:29, 2 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]

RE: The POV comment you made on my talk page[edit]

Just wondering, what article were you referring to? Dancemaster 22:49, 3 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]

The Killers[edit]

How is where the band first started playing at "not encyclopedic"? 00:16, 7 September 2005 (UTC) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 00:16, 7 September 2005 (UTC)


Here is a verse: "There is no compulsion in religion, the path of guidance stands out clear from error" [2:256] and [60:8]. What does this mean? It means that no one is to be compelled into religion and that the righteous path is distinct from the rest. Thus Islam will gain converts (like me :) ) from those who see the right path (Islam). Ofcourse, there have been some people who did not always follow this, but we can not base the beliefs of the entire religion on them. Hope that helps. I will add this to the article. -- a-n-o-n-y-m 21:19, September 9, 2005 (UTC)

And somewhere it says that even those not searching for God would find them. Jesus said that some are ever seeing but nor perceiving. But it is better to say you are not following God and follow him, yet to say I am following God and not. --Rofthorax 20:39, 15 December 2005 (UTC)[reply]


I want to thank you very much for your vote on my RFA. Greatly apperciated, I owe you one! — Journalist | huh? 16 July 2024


Looking for a better word than 'primitive', with all of it's value laden issues... Any ideas? Astronaught 17:52, 5 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Sure - just wanted to get away from 'primitive'. Astronaught 17:58, 5 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Cold play[edit]

Cold play? musician-stub? Scott 04:14, 7 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

In answer to your question, later today Thanks Scott 04:21, 7 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

There's only about four of them for later today, Thanks for letting me realise that. It's late here and my promise stands. Scott 04:32, 7 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Looks like user:Madchester got them, more than what should have been. Others needed them, Oh well. Cheers, understand about it also now Scott 10:57, 7 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for Your Support On My RfA![edit]

Thanks For The Support!
Thanks For The Support!

Let me know if there's anything I can do to help out in the future. Karmafist 21:46, 9 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for your support on my RfA![edit]

Thanks for your support of my adminship!! I was surprised at the turnout and support I got! If you ever have any issues with any of my actions, please notify me on my talk page! Thanks again! Ryan Norton T | @ | C 03:30, 13 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]


DDerby, thanks for your support on my RFA. I very much appreciate it. If you ever need anything, don't hesitate to ask. See you around! thames 18:28, 20 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Articles can not qualify for speedy deletion unless

"Material is unquestionably copied from the website of a commercial content provider (e.g. encyclopedia, news service)"

While there was undoubtedly a copyvio, St Aloysius' College is a school, not a commercial content provider. Therefore, speedy deletion wasn't applicable. I'm not going to go to WP:VFU or anything, because I think it deserved to be deleted(through VFD). However, please take care to tag properly in the future. Thanks. Superm401 | Talk 00:03, 22 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks, I'll be sure to note that in the future. -DDerby-(talk) 04:47, 23 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Re: fandalism[edit]

Why thank you. What a nice thing to say! Well, if you like the word, go ahead and use it! (If you have music articles on your watchlist, I'm betting you're gonna need it) RMoloney 01:36, 22 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Bob Jones jr.[edit]

Any idea how to make the info I post on Bob Jones Jr. NPOV?

BTW I to am a follower of Christ.

grazon 04:02, 24 October 2005 (UTC)

the wub's RfA[edit]

Thanks a lot for your support on my RfA, I really appreciate it. the wub "?!" 13:27, 25 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Voluntary Wikipedia Questionnaire[edit]

My name is Oliver Metz. I am a student at Brent International School, Manila, an International school located in the Philippines. I am doing my last year of school (12th Grade) and I am writing a research paper (about 4000 words) on Wikipedia in ITGS (Information Technology in a Global Society). Of 10 randomly picked people you have been chosen as one. If you are willing and have the time to answer a few questions I would be grateful if you could fill out a short questionnaire of 6 questions.

Some Information about my essay:

My essay topic is about the freedom to collaborate and the usage of the Internet as a tool to do so. I will analyze topics such as Altruism versus Egoism as well as the Product Wikipedia itself.

My Thesis Statement: The Internet is not only a medium for communication, information and marketing but also a place for altruism, collaboration and cooperation. Wikipedia is the product of a voluntary collaborative effort that defies commonly held beliefs about human nature.

If you have any further questions or requests you would like to pose before filling out the questionnaire I'd gladly answer them.

you can write to: taklung@gmx.net (I check this e-mail address regularly)


Please answer the following questions by either inserting the answers or sending them to me via e-mail. (*are not necessarily required).

Name*: Age*: Nationality*:

1. How long have you been contributing to Wikipedia?

2. Have you or are you planning to donate money to the Wikipedia cause?

3. When you first heard of Wikipedia and the concepts it is based on, what did you think about it and did you believe it could work? What do you think now?

4. Why do you think people contribute to Wikipedia? With it being voluntary what interests do/did you follow when contributing to Wikipedia?

5. Do you think that Wikipedia appeals to Altruism? If yes, do you think such a thing can exist in our society in which greed and consumption apparently drive the world?

6. What do you think makes Wikipedia most beneficial to society?

Further comments*:

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Re: Recent revisions to 'Guitar' entry[edit]

Hi DDerby,

Just a quick note to let you know it wasn't me that made the edits on the Guitar page re. G3! i only made the first reference to 'pickups' into a link. - Thoughtactivist 07:35, 29 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

I was about to sort out the mess on this entry when I saw your note about it being deleted. I only got there because I'd been sorting out entries made under "deaths" on 18 July and knew nothing about the discussion at the time. You might like to take a look at both of those articles given that you have been involved. --SMeeds 21:23, 2 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

re:2005 article[edit]

Thanks for properly linking the French riots in the 2005 page; I figured that it was an accident when it was removed.Trilemma 18:43, 5 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

will work tomarrow[edit]

thanks for saying nice things but I'm half asleep and need to go 8)

From the Wikiproject:Michigan, I saw that you are a fan of (if not somewhat connected to) the University of Michigan (don't know which campus, but I'll assume Ann Arbor). Recently, I have placed the article up for Featured Article Candidacy and so far there are few responses. I was wondering if you wouldn't mind looking over the article and commenting on it. Thanks. Pentawing 00:08, 14 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Patrick Henry College is being vandalised[edit]

The Patrick Henry College article is being attacked in concert by three anonymous IP addresses. Please protect the page and block the editors, they have allready been warned and are acting in unison. Yamaguchi先生 05:49, 14 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

  1. (talkcontribspage movesblockblock log)
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  3. (talkcontribspage movesblockblock log)

Jeff Flake & stuff[edit]

Thanks for being fair oh and if you want to see the Flake interview it can be found here; dailyshow.com

Brian Fellow's[edit]

It was my understanding that just about everybody on this site was interested in turning stubs into full articles. By putting all the SNL characters into categories and posting their write-ups there, we have fewer stubs. I started doing it because articles like Gay Hitler and Zagat's started attracting attention from deletionists. Leadpipevigilante 03:44, 18 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Crystalcherry has been recreated, I believe it lacks notability as per the previous AfD. I got involved in this when User:Cherryrain went "Opps", twice on Avril Lavigne and then requested my assistance after I reverted. I suspect this user has been biten/slighted by the AfD, and is not acting entirely in good faith. Cherryrain mentioned User:Drini's agreement for a rewrite; I'm not optimistic that will be sufficient to satisfy all users involved in this issue. (suggest replies/discussion should be directed to Talk:Crystalcherry) (CC'd to multiple users) - RoyBoy 800 05:59, 19 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Grazon RFC[edit]

Unfortunately it seems Grazon/49 has not improved his edits, although I have tried it seems my attmpts were an effort in futility. Perhaps this will alert him to improve his editing capabilities. If you need any help just leave a note on my talk page. Derktar 22:35, 21 November 2005 (UTC).[reply]

Hoopstats links[edit]

No problem. We were alerted to it in the wikipedia room on IRC so we had a bunch on it. --Woohookitty(cat scratches) 08:35, 25 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

War on Christmas[edit]


I wanted to ask you if you could revert your edit to the War on Christmas page, because if you follow that link it describes the situation outlined in that small paragraph you deleted. Without it the entry changes from "Wal-Mart is nice and inclusive" to "What does this have to do with their signs, and how did they upset the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights". ;-)

Thank you, Thawa


Thank you too. I try to make things as clear as possible, yet know that sometimes what I say comes over POV. Thank you for your help. Thawa

External links[edit]

Thanks for expressing interest in dealing with external links. I suggest the WikiProject could do two things: (1) help improve the external linking guidelines. (2) be a place to list problematic articles that need links 'weeded' through, or articles to be watched. We can work on further defining what the WikiProject should do at Wikipedia:WikiProject External links. ---Aude 03:33, 6 December 2005 (UTC)[reply]

You removed my external links to Rhapsody Playlists because you feel they are not relevant but you didn't give me enough evidence that it would be helpful to the majority of the Wikipedia users, how can you say that it's not helpful. I'm a follower of Christ myself, but I doubt Christ would protect and uphold popular culture. How will people be led to Christ by your actions and work? I add Rhapsody Playlists to wikipedia only because I'm fascinated with music. I'm sure this is a good service you are offering but it would be nicer if you had proof of your claim, a source of marketing data collected from Wikipedia's databases.. But Wikipedia is not an Encyclopedia it is a formalized collaboration of grafitti artists fighting over pop culture. Do not value it too much or else you will lose sight of what is really important. Man's knowledge is what? Go back to your bible and find it for me!! --Rofthorax 20:28, 15 December 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Added comments to my talk page.. About your replies, please read.. --Rofthorax 03:29, 22 December 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Added comments to my talk page.. Summarized: I'm not doing anything wrong, you are wasting your time. --Rofthorax 08:32, 28 December 2005 (UTC)[reply]

cal militia[edit]


grazon 21:26, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

It's over[edit]

I apologized and so did he.

grazon 00:22, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Other Wikipedian's page[edit]

Yes the stuff on my talk page was old and could you please not mess with other people's pages!!! -- TrojanMan 23:23, 8 December 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Long as some people think O'Reilly only speaks the truth[edit]

I will post his lies.

--grazon 07:47, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

I have responded to your comment on my talk page. I have also updated the talk for POV on the NewsMax.com page. Figured I would let you know! :) -- SusanLarson (User Talk, New talk, Contribs) 09:25, 14 December 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you, DDerby, for carefully reviewing each of my edits and deciding thereafter to support my RfA. I'll do my best to help make the dream of Wikipedia into a reality! BD2412 T 21:53, 25 December 2005 (UTC)[reply]


An amusing fellow who is also an admin. is refusing to let Ed Gein be added to the category of LGBT serial killers.

Is this evidence enough?[edit]



what about ed's considering a sex change?

doesn't that make him a transexual of some sort?


I've read what you had to say and my opinion of you has changed for the better.

grazon 22:53, 29 December 2005 (UTC)


monkey can be a racial insult[edit]


grazon 23:06, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

Patrick Henry College/University[edit]

hehe I know they're different, I just put that in there to be playful. Sorry if I caused any trouble for you guys, and thank you!! I'm really looking forward to studying under Dr. Akston :)


Hi, DD! Nice to "meet" you. Thank you very much for your nice note on my talk page. It's great to find other "on fire" Christians out there...they seem to be few and far between. As for "no compromises", this seems to be a theme God keeps reiterating in my life. (I'm assuming you read my User:ViolinGirl/Statement?) It's not easy, but I always think of Luke 9:26-"For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed..."

Six sisters and brothers? Hey, that's great! :D I only have one of two brothers still living at home, but generally enjoy it. ;) You play an instrument?

Thanks for the wishes for my goals...may God accomplish His goals in your life, as well. Cheers!--ViolinGirl 23:58, 25 January 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Twelve? That's terrific! Wow...God has sure blessed you and your family! You said, "You must be quite skilled at the violin to aspire to solo." Well, there's a big difference between wanting to solo, and being good enough to solo. Only God knows where I'll really end up, but these are my dreams for now. As for Edison: I'm taking private lessons right now, and then I'll portfolio for the music courses. So, that's how it works. Cheers!--ViolinGirl 22:50, 26 January 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Hey, Happy Mozart's Birthday to you too! Isn't it exciting?!!!! (Can you believe all I've played today is Jean Baptiste-Accolay, Fritz Kreisler, etc? I feel almost guilty! ;))--ViolinGirl 21:39, 27 January 2006 (UTC)[reply]
To be honest, once in a while I do play "Twinkle,..." every once in a while to remind myself...or if I'm really depressed with my practice, it's encouraging to be able to play one thing well. Actually, I didn't start with Suzuki, but with All For Strings. I then changed teachers and began in the middle of Suzuki book one...quit Suzuki somewhere around book 5/6, and now I'm just working on repertoire that my teacher selects for me. So...that's probably more than you asked for with your two-line message, but...you got it anyway! Ciao!--ViolinGirl 22:35, 29 January 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Hi there. I guess you're right about warnings working, I'll try to get involved there more. Cheers Banez 08:15, 26 January 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you[edit]

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]

Thank you!
Thank you!


there is some wierd editing going on at the Longview Baptist Temple page. i thought an experinced wikipedian should handle it. RhettFester 07:26, 1 March 2006 (UTC) i just thought i should ask you as you seemed interested in the article and i have handled the situation poorly so far. RhettFester 09:57, 1 March 2006 (UTC)[reply]

If media accounts and documentation are provided, I will not omit the information; not on kidnapping charges, not on child abuse scandals, and not on children being baptized without their parents' consent. You do not seem familiar with the entity at hand, and I would encourage you to research them (especially their "bus ministry") yourself. I will trust a "Christ-believing" person like yourself to avoid conflict of interest with regard to the article. 06:34, 2 March 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Please come back... I'm pretty much in danger of violating 3RR if I try to do any more work as it's more or less just me attempting to deal with a random fighting fundy. --Vengeful Cynic 03:39, 3 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I'm glad to help keep an eye on it. I really wish the anonymous posters would engage so we could get a decent article about the topic. I hope one day to have enough time to research it properly, but for now I'm glad to at least keep rolling back the cruft. Regards, William Pietri 03:55, 23 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

WikiProject External links[edit]

Hey, DDerby! I'm Arknascar44, and I was wondering if you're still interested in helping out over at WP:WPEL. I've done some work on the project page and created a couple subpages and some templates, and am really interested in reviving it! Cheers, Arky ¡Hablar! 17:37, 15 September 2007 (UTC)[reply]

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