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March 2005[edit]

Vote of confidence[edit]

Thanks for saying that. Jayjg (talk) 23:12, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

I'm rather afraid that this is permanent. The only edits I've made so far is to reply to the many many people who've wished me well and asked me what's going on. Oh, and I uploaded a... interesting image (check my talk page). You were one of my favourite admins and contributors too. You're a funny guy :-) All the best mate. Ta bu shi da yu 02:05, 16 Mar 2005 (UTC)

  • Sorry to hear that. Best of luck in life and future endeavours. BLANKFAZE | (что??) 02:07, 16 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Thank You! from Carbonite[edit]

Thank you for supporting my RfA. I very much appreciate your confidence in me. Please let me know if you see something I should (or shouldn't) be doing as an admin. Regards, Patrick. Carbonite | Talk 13:48, 20 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Anarchism in Phoenix[edit]

Don't delete Anarchism in Phoenix. 5-4 is not sufficient. Everyking 00:23, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)

  • The tally is 5 deletes, 2 keeps. Two of the keep votes were placed by anons, and are thus disallowed. BLANKFAZE | (что??) 00:26, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)
    • Ah, I didn't notice that. Well, I suppose you're right then, unfortunately. Everyking 00:42, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)

DAO[edit]

Regarding your comment to anthony: You're my new favorite. Snowspinner 03:10, Mar 23, 2005 (UTC)

Closing VfDs[edit]

Hi Blankfaze--

When you close VfD discussions, could you leave a little note in the edit summary that that is what you're doing? Just a quick "Closed VfD: merge" or something...it would be a great convenience for anyone who has the discussion on his or her watchlist.

Many thanks, TenOfAllTrades | Talk 03:40, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)

  • Hmm — I usually leave "processing" as the summary, you know, because I'm "processing" the VfD... but I suppose I could adapt your format... BLANKFAZE | (что??) 17:49, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)
    • That would be quite helpful--actually, I didn't skim through your contribution history before, so I didn't catch the 'processing' tags. Your call. (Out of sheer coincidence, I managed to be watching one of few the VfDs you closed without an edit summary; I see that's the exception rather than the rule.) Cheers! TenOfAllTrades | Talk 20:14, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)
      • Ah... yeah, when you get into it, get on a roll, you leave out a summary every once in a while... my bad :-) BLANKFAZE | (что??) 20:18, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)

User:Coolcat[edit]

There's been a request at the DAO to look into User:Coolcat, particularly his conduct on the Armenian Genocide page. There's a lot going on in the talk page archives, including him declaring himself a "mod" and demanding 30-60 minutes before other people edit his contributions, and generally ranting in a strangely lunatic manner. I'm swamped with three cases and John Gohde likely to open. You want to look into this one and tell me if you think it's worth pursuing? Thanks. Snowspinner 05:25, Mar 23, 2005 (UTC)

RFA[edit]

Just wanted to suggest that you sign your nomination of Alkivar at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Alkivar. Otherwise it's not entirely clear who nominated him or if he nominated himself. — Knowledge Seeker 07:01, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Encyclopedicity[edit]

I won't deny that illustrations of sex acts may be encyclopedic. But do you know how many porn images there are, on the internet? (I don't) You find it ridiculous to suggest that they are not all encyclopedic? So you'd make the entire porn industry one great subcategory of WP, if that was possible? You find it ridiculous to suggest that a random gay porn image, uploaded by a throwaway account, obviously for vandalistic purposes, has not to be kept at all cost, at least not in full resolution? Well, we have very different opinions on what an encyclopedia is supposed to be, then. If this in any way what the community thinks, I am definitely in the wrong project. dab () 11:37, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)

  • So you'd make the entire porn industry one great subcategory of WP, if that was possible? — I don't even know how you construed that. All I am saying is that there should be know problem with having an image of autofellatio in this encyclopaedia. We present information, be it explicit or nay. Why is there not an image or porn in Pornography? Why doesn't Goatse.cx have an image? We aren't about producing a family-safe product — we are about amassing the sum of human knowledge. Of course, that knowledge contains things that are explicit, even offensive and undesirable to some... but still knowledge. BLANKFAZE | (что??) 17:24, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)
    • well, in a sense we agree. I was objecting to your saying that wanting to remove an image because it contains "information" is "ridiculous". Do not confuse "the sum of all knowledge" with "the sum of all information". That would be google's mission. For us, it should be enough to say, there is autofellatio, this is what it means, there are lots of porn sites about it, here are a few links. And not to shove high-resolution porn images on people. I think it's possible to honestly disagree whether there should be an image (neither view being "ridiculous"). I do not think it is possible to contest in good faith that it shouldn't be this stolen, obtrusive, pornographic image. dab () 09:01, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hi Blankfaze, thanks for voting for me in my adminship nomination. I really appreciate your support. SlimVirgin 02:32, Mar 24, 2005 (UTC)

Talk:Armenian Genocide archives[edit]

wow; refactoring and discussions going on in some of the Talk:Armenian Genocide archives.

Talk:Armenian Genocide/Archive 10
Talk:Armenian Genocide/Archive 12
Talk:Armenian Genocide/Archive 13
— Davenbelle 06:54, Mar 24, 2005 (UTC)

Congregatio pro Doctrina Vicipediae[edit]

Making the implicit explicit. Tweaking the noses of petty authoritarians. Having some fun. Which edits were you curious about? —Charles P. (Mirv) 06:59, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)

  • All of them. It looks (maaaaaybe) like you're joking... but regardless, I think you went too far with it. Petty authoritarians? BLANKFAZE | (что??) 07:01, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Coolcat and others[edit]

I've posted a request to Jamesday, with regard to a message on Fadix's user page. Coolcat denied posting this, and I suspect the use of sockpuppets to discredit him. Although Jamesday seems to be away, I think it warrants investigation by another developer.

Also, while Coolcat has made some bad judgement calls in his editing, I think conduct of other users as listed on Jamesday's talk page should also be investigated. Fadix swamped talk pages of the disputed articles with pages full of his arguments.

Also, the Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Islamic Fun shows what I believe to be retalitory voting by people who expressed themselves negatively about Coolcat's editing.

Sincerely,

MacGyverMagic

  • Thanks for the info. In investigating Coolcat's conduct, I basically came to the conclusion that he is not the only aggressor in the dispute. Fadix shoulders just as much blame. Hopefully mediation will help these two work out their issues. BLANKFAZE | (что??) 18:24, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Your Coolcat notes[edit]

Look absolutely great. I agree with your conclusions, particularly as mediation has been requested, and should it go to hell in a handbasket, the evidence page just got a lot easier. :) Snowspinner 14:39, Mar 24, 2005 (UTC)

Sub Pop[edit]

Most of the articles you are putting under the Sub Pop category are not exclusive to Sub Pop. Grunge, for instance, is no more theirs than it is Nirvana's or any other band's. The same goes for most of the musicians. -- LGagnon 07:00, Mar 26, 2005 (UTC)

Notice of intention to mediate[edit]

Blankfaze, an admin should behave differently. You keep reverting Bob Dylan after offering only a few throwaway lines on the Talk page about how you "know people who hate him". You are confusing the craft of songwriting with the broader fields of performing and entertaining. Get your ducks in a row and think about a mediator acceptable to you. JDG 08:46, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

  • First of all, no, I'm not at all confusing songwriting with anything. I am referring only to songwriting. Your version is rather POV and the fact that you regard the sentence as fact bewilders me. Secondly, what do you mean "an admin should behave differently"? I was trying to NPOV an article. Thirdly, I think that undergoing mediation for this is ridiculous, but I'll humour you. If you insist, then the following mediators would be fine: Bcorr, Cimon, Jwrosenzweig, or Improv. BLANKFAZE | (что??) 10:22, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Nah, I think I'll pass. Not worth the effort. You come out on top of the revert pile... I won't be around WikiP much in future, otherwise I might follow through in the interest of making a few important points. But tell me, what other recourse than mediation is there in a simple revert battle? You think you're so patently right that mediation in this looks ridiculous to you. Obviously I feel the opposite. It's not something that can be solved by working it out with argument and facts because you are playing the "subjective judgment" and NPOV trump cards. So it just comes down to who's more stubborn, and in this you win. It's too bad though, because WikiP needs to find a way to be bold in non sci/tech/history articles. You guys need to learn that reportage of opinion in fields like music and art is not the writer's POV-- it is a description of the public's or the audience's POV. In this case, there is no modern American songwriter that even approaches Dylan in public estimation. You treat the description of that estimate as if it is the writer's own estimate, and Wikipedia suffers. Finally, you ask "what do you mean an admin should act differently"? I mean an admin should not engage in a revert war without making a real effort to justify his reverts. Your throwaway lines on the Talk page don't qualify, and neither does your above statement: >>"I'm not at all confusing songwriting with anything. I am referring only to songwriting."<< What does that say? All it says is you feel you are self-evidently right. Give me the name of at least one other songwriter who might be in contention. Give me at least a general statistic on American opinion vis a vis your contender vs. Dylan. That is what a responsible Admin does before going carpal tunnel with reverts. JDG 17:26, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)
For a simple revert war you can file a request for comment which is asking people to comment on the dispute. It opens up discussion. BLANKFAZE | (что??) 17:30, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Polish Wikipedia problem[edit]

Hi,

I'd like to let you know that a user with a newly (?) created account called Blankfaze is/was on a vandalism spree today on the Polish Wikipedia.

He/She was inserting redirect to Autofellatio image on the English Wikipedia.

Please see http://pl.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Specjalna:Contributions&target=Blankfaze

Regards,
Kpjas 21:29, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

mediation spam[edit]

I thought I'd bring this to your attention: Wikipedia:Templates for deletion#Template:User:Coolcat/mediat.

This whole... (words fail me)... effort? by Coolcat is bizarre; see Talk:Armenian Genocide again. — Davenbelle 06:51, Mar 27, 2005 (UTC)

p.s. I have 23 of your favorite movies; I like a lot of the others, too. Davenbelle 06:55, Mar 27, 2005 (UTC)

  • Wow. Bizarre (about Coolcat). About the movies, cool! BLANKFAZE | (что??) 07:09, 27 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for your support on WP:RFA. – ABCD 02:46, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)