User talk:Cromwellt/Archive3

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This page is an archive. Please do not modify it. If you wish to bring up something that is on this page, copy the text to my user talk page and add your comment. Thank you. --Cromwellt|talk|contribs 23:00, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

WikiReader[change source]

Would you mind taking a look at my WikiReader proposal on Wikipedia:Simple talk? I think it could be a fantastic way to go for the Simple English encyclopedia. Archer7 15:54, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Re:Babel[change source]

Thanks and sorry for my late reply. ¡Un saludo! --Jorgechp 14:49, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

SE Wikt[change source]

Crom, please stop messing around with Wikipedia:Simple English Dictionary and policies in general. -- Netoholic @ 17:13, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Unacceptable. I invite you to withdraw. -- Netoholic @ 00:37, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Read what I said to Archer7. It's good advice. -- Netoholic @ 03:49, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

Netoholic block[change source]

I have blocked Netoholic for 24 hours for being so rude to you, and removing references to Simple Wiktionary despite community consensus. He has provided no reasonable explanation to his behaviour, so I have been left with no choice. Archer7 | talk 09:46, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

I think it's time we just left Netoholic until he gives his side of the story. It's best leaving it to the community - all three of us are angry and ready to snap at each other. The rest of the community can look closely at the situation without being biased. Remember that it is hard to convey emotion in a written (or typed) conversation. Perhaps some of Netoholic's comments were not intended to be rude. Archer7 | talk 13:06, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

English Wikipedia policy application[change source]

I find it thoroughly insulting that you did this. You do not get to promote things to policy because:

I'm going to go ahead and delete that page in a while. I am tempted to block you for being so presumptive and obviously out-of-touch with what constitutes consensus. Perhaps this warning is enough. -- Netoholic @ 23:04, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

I don't mind the idea of using EN polices as a backup, but I also don't want to be completely locked into it either. I've incorporated the idea right into the Wikipedia:Rules pages. I don't see any need for this idea to be a separate topic, and so I'm going to delete the "English Wikipedia policy application" page, just for tidiness. -- Netoholic @ 15:37, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

My status[change source]

Yes, I just think it might be best staying out of things at the moment. I'll still be working on other projects, especially SEWikiquote. Archer7 | talk 14:36, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Recent edits[change source]

I think I've consistently supported your endevours to save and integrate SE Wikt, etc., so I hope you can take this in the constructive way it is meant. I really don't understand why you've returned with an edit pattern that could be seen as poking the bear[1]. Netoholic very specifically cited your extremely high policy/guideline- to content-editing ratio as what had most gotten his goat, yet after a few weeks mostly away you return and go on a 41 edit spree, exactly ONE of which was to an article. It comes across like you're giving Net the finger, and not like flipping someone off when driving by in a car, but up close and personal with your finger waggling within inches of Net's nose. Seriously. Regardless of intentions, under the circumstances I can't think of anything more provocative you could have done. 'You can catch more flies with honey...', etc. Freshstart 02:59, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

Discussing potential changes on Simple talk and/or with specific active users before implementing them would probably help. I have had several conversations with Net about various topics over the past two years on EN, and have seen Net's activity here on a near daily (for my part, anyway) basis for over six months, so I probably have more insight regarding Net's opinions than most people here, so I might be able to provide some useful feedback/input from that standpoint.
However, when I started thinking more about who would be best for you to bounce ideas on rules/policies/guidelines/processes off of, I realized that none of the most active contributors have really been very active in pursuing those sorts of things. I got us connected to the CommonsTicker, but that was using an existing process to access an already-active, largely external, tool, not creating any new policies/processes/etc. Eptalon made a proposal as a response to the flap involving Archer7's block of Net, similar to some related comments Archer7 made, but otherwise hasn't seemed to indicate much interest in changing or adding rules/policies/guidelines/processes. Months ago Archer7 started the 'project direction' discussion, but that was far from proposing any specific policies/processes/etc., and seemed to fade away when people realized just how divided the participants are regarding what should be included, etc. More recently Archer7 has spearheaded the drive to get CheckUser abilities for locally active admins so we don't have to rely on people only active on EN and elsewhere, but again that is using existing processes and policies--not creating or changing them. Archer7 has volunteered to be the local 'abuse report' contact, but that's based on processes defined elsewhere, and he hasn't indicated he feels a need for codifying here for it to be implemented. Given all that, most of the active editors here seem to be more-or-less satisfied with the status quo when it comes to rules/policies/guidelines/processes. I think another part of Net's pique/exasperation/whateveryouwanttocallit with you is, um, well, the conundrum, for lack of a better word, of why a less frequent editor seems to see so many back-end things that need to be "fixed", while the more active editors for the most part act like they believe they have everything they need to build the 'pedia. Freshstart 02:56, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Babel Boxes[change source]

Thanks for your hint concerning Babel Boxes from end of April. If you are engaged in adopting language templates, you might want to look at the Ripuarian Wikipedia and the massive work done there by Miss van der Roehe who collected almost all wikipedia languages plus few more into templates. Since we now have branching with ParserFunctions available inside templates, her approach could be made even simpler and more effective, too. -- Purodha Blissenbach 10:46, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

trolling[change source]

Although you've been asked and warned before, your continued trolling and commentary about the policies and administration of this wiki are not welcome. -- Netoholic @ 23:47, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Hi![change source]

¡Hola! Mi nombre es Kimberly Ashton. Si usted todavía corrige aquí, amaría hablar alguien en español (sin falta ayuda). ¡Gracias! --Kimberly Ashton 23:51, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Si, y muchos gracias para tutorial. I speak English too if that's better for you. :) Though, I'm not that good. I grow up speaking it however, I was born and raised a Spanish girl. I'm speak better in el espanol. --Kimmy 00:16, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks[change source]

Thanks for your activities at several Simple English projects! - Does it make sense if I as a foreigner with not too good a command of English simplify English articles as I have done it with Saale or do you think it might take too much time of the native speakers to correct it? --Cethegus 16:44, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

SYSOP[change source]

Currently I am runing to become a sysop. The main reason why I want to become one is to better help in the war against vandalism, I believe in tougher blocks against vandals and after the 2 time they vandaliz an article I will impose a ban on them. I have a lot of free time so I will be a active sysop. At one point I had a average of 50 edits a day, now I have a average of 30 because I was busy and not able to edit. If you have any questions ask me on my talk page please. to vote go to Wikipedia:Administrators. Have a nice week and god bless.--Sir James Paul 21:05, 5 December 2006 (UTC)


Just to let you know I am currently running to be a sysop on wikiquote simple english. I am wondering how long the election will last? Answer me on my wikiquote simple english talk page please.--Sir James Paul 22:46, 8 December 2006 (UTC)