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hello[change source]


Hello too ;-))) Please tell me if you have any idea why you're admin here and not me ? (We are both stable as 45th and 58th on the recently published statistics). ONaNcle 09:01, 4 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm not sure what this comment is supposed to mean. It sounds rather snide to me. I am an admin because I requested adminship, and passed. There is no reason at all why someone with more edits than me should automatically be an admin. You should request adminship if you want to be an admin. If it fails, either the standards have changed, or you are not suitable in the community's eyes. Regards, Majorly (talk) 18:19, 10 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Stewardship[change source]

Hiya Majorly, I've noticed that you've run for stewardship on meta. While I know the votes haven't started yet, I was wanting to wish you a good luck:) that's all. --§ Snake311 (T + C) 00:36, 16 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks very much! :) Majorly (talk) 21:04, 16 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

thanks[change source]

for that :)) --vector ^_^ (talk) 14:42, 20 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Majorly[change source]

I just wanted to say thank you in defending me when Gwib continued harrassingly reinstating the content on my page. I am very grateful, and you are a great wiki-friend :) IamAre 19:44, 8 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fashion[change source]

Hello, I see that you are interested in fashion. I think you may find joining Fashion SimpleWikiProject a fun and exciting nu experience. The project is still in beta currently, and development will not commence until two other editors express a content for joining. I hope that perhaps you will be one of those, as it would be great to welcome such an expert editor on fashion, such as yourself, on board. Thank you. Benniguy talkchanges 22:54, 20 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm not interested, but thanks for the offer, Majorly (talk) 03:19, 21 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: RfA votes[change source]

It is quite hard to offer helpful advice to a user who has only been around for a matter of hours and then goes forward for admin. Yes, I've not been around here long but I've been active on EN for two years and I do have serious concerns that we do the project(s) more harm than good by tip-toeing around rather than telling things how they are. But, no, I should assume good faith and just sit back and watch things implode all around. All the best, Whitstable 23:59, 27 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Assume good faith is a very important guideline. Sometimes it is good to stick to it. You can send the same message to a user in countless ways: you chose the unhelpful way, which is really not the most productive way to go about things. Majorly (talk) 00:02, 28 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ottawa hills, Ohio[change source]

It was actually a typo I made when creating the page. I thought no one else would use it, but, if you disagree, it's all good. I just wanted to clean up my "mess"! нмŵוτнτ 00:42, 30 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Intersting block time[change source]

Why exactly do you sometimes block users for 31 hours? Shouldn't the next highest block be a 2 day block? Razorflame 16:51, 31 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

31 hours is next up on the list. Majorly (talk) 18:40, 31 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I see. Why'd you do a 32 hour block just now? Mistype? Razorflame 21:02, 31 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No. Majorly (talk) 21:04, 31 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
But you just said that 31 hours was the next one up....which is it, 31 or 32? Razorflame 21:05, 31 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
31. Majorly (talk) 21:06, 31 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for letting me know about this policy. I'll make sure to internalize it over the next few hours. Razorflame 21:17, 31 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Huh? What are you on about? Majorly (talk) 21:18, 31 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

{unindenting} Block policy for multiple blocks. You said that 31 was next after 24. Razorflame 21:18, 31 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It isn't policy. And what do you mean, "internalize" it? Majorly (talk) 21:20, 31 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Memorize. So, the first block is 24 hours, then 31 hours, then 48 hours? Razorflame 21:21, 31 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No... Majorly (talk) 21:22, 31 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This is starting to get confusing. I think I'll just figure it out on my own. You do know that I run my own Wiki, right? This would be useful to know in case I get vandalism on my Wiki. Razorflame 21:26, 31 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You can do what you like on your own wiki. Majorly (talk) 21:37, 31 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AfD causes ceased to exist[change source]

Please modify your vote in accord to current changes to "keep" status, because I already removed all causes of your objections from both PIE articles nominated to deletion. For proof look here: Schleicher's fable, The king and the god. Both articles no longer are copied, they are now heavily reworded to be different from main English wiki. CBMIBM (talk) 10:56, 1 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hmm, no. Majorly (talk) 12:35, 1 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Why? What must be improved to make deletion unnecessary? Please give me some hints. CBMIBM (talk) 13:03, 1 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Please translate it into Simple English, at least. Majorly (talk) 13:05, 1 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Where is Simple English vocabulary? I must know which words needs to be replaced. CBMIBM (talk) 13:48, 1 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It is not like that at all. You clearly don't understand the concept of it. Try reading through some help pages here. Majorly (talk) 13:50, 1 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I found this: BE 1500 to make text simpler and limited vocabulary to Basic English where it was logically possible. I already replaced non simple words with simple ones in both articles and added context, as Tygrrr adviced me. Can you give me some hints of modifying syntax to be in compliance with Simple English and review your vote? CBMIBM (talk) 13:56, 1 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Barnstars[change source]

Vitruvian Barnstar.png The da Vinci Barnstar
For going above and beyond the call of sysop. I hereby award you this barnstar! Razorflame 16:24, 1 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Surreal Barnstar Hires.png The Surreal Barnstar
For being an interesting kind of guy. I hereby award you this barnstar! Razorflame 16:24, 1 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For many reversions that you've done. I hereby award you this barnstar! Razorflame 16:24, 1 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'll be changing this one to the anti vandalism one after I get the link. Razorflame 16:24, 1 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hmm thanks. Majorly (talk) 23:11, 3 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Temptations[change source]

From revision history of Alcohol-in-glass thermometer:

(cur) (last)  17:59, 2 February 2008 Majorly (Talk | changes | block) (410 bytes) (stub-- I'm nearly tempted to delete this though..) (rollback | undo)

I think you should follow your temptations. :) - Huji reply 08:58, 4 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hehe. Majorly (talk) 13:06, 4 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

HEY![change source]

What's the big idea with taking down my sodium hexametaphosphate article? It was simplified! No big words and made for morons!

Uhhh...[change source]

Lady. HOW WAS I VANDALISING???? I was extinguishing a rumor!!!

Lady?! No, I'm actually a guy believe it or not... and your edits were vandalism as far as I could see - have a nice day! :) Majorly (talk) 23:18, 27 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Part vandalism, part not. The temperature originally listed in the article was extremely wrong and there are issues with what the actuals should be. Also methane and ammonia are present in the atmosphere as the #3 and #4 most present gases, but both are a very small component (under 1%). The rings part changed though was mostly in error. It is an accepted fact that there are three rings, but as they are basically concentric, this could lead to confusion. It can be argued that there is one ring with three bands to it.-- Creol(talk) 23:54, 27 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Fair enough. When someone adds information with exclamation marks (!) in the text, and capital letters along with actual good fixes, it is difficult to tell what is right and what isn't. Thanks for checking though Creol. Majorly (talk) 00:00, 28 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(to ^) My thoughts exactly. --Isis(talk) 00:12, 28 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I tend to revert on sight exclamation point edits as well so I fully understand. When they stated the "Extinguishing a rumor" bit here, I looked a little closer at the changes and decided to investigate a little deeper. -- Creol(talk) 00:40, 28 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Barnstar![change source]

Barnstar of Reversion2.png The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For your hard work cleaning up vandalism.-- Lights  talk  01:33, 28 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! And thank you for your hard work too. Majorly (talk) 16:55, 28 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Welcome back[change source]

Just wanted to say welcome back after your break and give you warm wishes that I hope you're feeling better. :-) · Tygrrr... 15:53, 28 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks! Well, it wasn't really a break as I was always here, but there was stuff going on elsewhere... I intend to be a lot more active here after my relative inactivity. Majorly (talk) 16:52, 28 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You get a welcome back from me too :) I'm currently feeling extremely dizzy, so I hope that I can make it through this period in the school day and I hope that this feeling of dizziness will subside eventually. Cheers, Razorflame 16:07, 9 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Er shouldn't you be working? :) Anyway thanks, it's nice to be back. Majorly (talk) 16:14, 9 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Working on what? It's my lunch period :) Razorflame 16:16, 9 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah lucky. My lunch period is only 45 minutes! :( And they only allow an hour of internet time a day. Sucks! Majorly (talk) 16:26, 9 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That does sound like it sucks. My lunch period is 50 minutes long, and I have 3 other study halls spread out throughout the day, and there is no limit to the amount of use I can give a computer, so therefore, I usually am on here editing for 3-4 periods of my school day :) Nothing better to do :) Razorflame 16:28, 9 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cheers[change source]

Good to be here. Quite a lot of work to be done! The Rambling Man (talk) 09:06, 1 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh, and could you pass over some of my contributions here to check I'm getting into the spirit of things? Cheers! The Rambling Man (talk) 09:24, 1 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah, but I did notice quite an effective Bot rushing around doing that as well so I haven't so hung up on it. I'll try my best to remember! The Rambling Man (talk) 11:56, 1 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply][change source]

Can you please protect this IP addresses user talk page for 1 day so that he can't keep blanking it please? Thanks, Razorflame 15:50, 1 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blanking indicates he or she has read the message. I don't see any purpose in locking it to be honest. Majorly (talk) 16:00, 1 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Energy (society)[change source]

Can you look over this page and simplify any words that might be too hard for a person who doesn't know english to know please? Thanks, Razorflame 15:43, 7 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I changed one word, otherwise it looks OK. Is that a new signature? Majorly (talk) 15:47, 7 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Fairly new. I asked Lights to make it for me about, oh, 5 or so days ago :) Razorflame 15:48, 7 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Lol... your sig changes every time I see it :) I've had my current sig since June 9th last year. Majorly (talk) 15:50, 7 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I like change :) Anyways, thanks for proofreading Energy (society), do you have time to look over Transformer? Cheers, Razorflame 15:56, 7 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

susbt[change source]

Damned new Macbook sticky keyboard. Thanks. The Rambling Man (talk) 16:38, 7 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re:Test pages[change source]

sorry about that... I saw that Eptalon had deleted it before and I saw that it was recreated, so I deleted it again without checking it out, so I'll try not to do that again. Oysterguitarist 01:12, 10 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

barnstar image[change source]

Mate, could you also fix User talk:Barliner/archive5? Much appreciated :) Riana (talk) 13:59, 10 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fixed. Majorly (talk) 14:16, 10 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question[change source]

Razor nominated all my welcomes to users that have not made edits for QD and you reverted....does this mean I was in the right?--   ChristianMan16  18:04, 11 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No. Please avoid doing that again. He was wrong to tag them all for deletion. Majorly (talk) 19:53, 11 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RE:[change source]

Maybe some I shouldn't have copied but most that I copied seem vital to me. I'll nominate the one i think aren't vital for QD.--   ChristianMan16  20:24, 11 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have nominated the two I find decoration for QD per QD G7. The rest I can see some vital use for them in the future.--   ChristianMan16  20:31, 11 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Here ya go![change source]

Barnstar Congratulations: You have been given a Barnstar!

I SwirlBoy39 award Majorly this barnstar for being a great and friendly Wikipedian. Great job Majorly! SwirlBoy39 00:50, 12 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My RfA[change source]

Thank you for voting in my RfA, which ended unsuccessfully with 59% support. I found this Request for adminship to be extremely helpful in learning what I need to work on now and I appreciate your vote in my RfA, as every vote that was posted helped me learn a little bit more about myself and the work I do here on the Simple English Wikipedia. Even though the RfA failed, I still thought it to be an extremely successful RfA and I hope to show you what I can do now. Cheers, Razorflame 21:05, 13 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

COI[change source]

Hey Majorly, just wondering if Simple has a corresponding conflict of issue policy. Found someone today creating a typical Myspace band article, the creator was most certainly one of the band (see Carnelian). I've +qd'd it as a non-notable band but could find a COI policy which I could point the user towards... The Rambling Man (talk) 14:36, 14 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't think there is one. If you can't find a policy, it may be an idea to create it or link to the English Wikipedia page. Majorly (talk) 16:52, 14 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Cool. I'll do that next time, I need to get the COI policy into simpler terms! The Rambling Man (talk) 16:55, 14 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

English Wikipedia[change source]

If I wanted to start working towards becoming an administrator on the English Wikipedia, what pages would I need to know about to help solidify my position on the English Wikipedia? Razorflame 16:05, 15 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Razorflame - I don't want this to sound bad, but I think you should concentrate on something other than adminship. It's very different on English Wikipedia, and you've requested and failed more than 3 times here in less than 6 months. It's much, much harder there, and I don't think you'd be suited, or enjoy it. Majorly (talk) 16:30, 15 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I wasn't wanting to become an admin on the English Wikipedia anyways. I just wondered what you needed to do in order to make it work there. Cheers, Razorflame 16:33, 15 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(unindenting) I have a few questions:

  1. Why do you say that I wouldn't be suited to be an administrator over on the English Wikipedia?
  2. Why do you say it is much harder over on the English Wikipedia to become an administrator?

Cheers, Razorflame 14:00, 16 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

1. Because the rules there are many and complex. There are tons of policies and guidelines to learn, lots of drama and general nastiness. I have started editing more on Simple because I hate the English Wikipedia drama - I still contribute there, but I consider Simple WP a sort of a holiday home wiki. Basically, if you can't pass on Simple WP, you will not be able to on English WP. Some users will look for reasons to oppose, instead of support. They will find something, anything where you slip up, and will oppose you for it. They are unforgiving, grudge holding policy wonks mostly. I'm saying you wouldn't be suited for your own good really... Simple WP is so much nicer, and frankly you'd be better off sticking around here.
2. I answered some of this above really. The ideology on English Wikipedia is let's try and think of any reason possible to prevent this editor becoming an admin. It's a bad, horrible ideology but it's not going to change anytime soon. Majorly (talk) 14:20, 16 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for your answers. I just wanted to let you know that I was granted rollback rights on the English Wikipedia by Acalamari. Cheers, Razorflame 19:49, 16 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That's great. Majorly (talk) 22:10, 16 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

BS[change source]

Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For all your hard work reverting vandalism, I hereby award you this barnstar! Razorflame 19:38, 15 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Greetings.[change source]

Hi, Majorly. I was wondering what you thought of {{EveryWiki}}, that I have made (and is adapted from WP:COUNCIL's template. I thought it might be quite good to have on the 1000 articles that every Wikipedia should have, as a way of:

  • Letting everyone know it is a key article
  • Keeping track of the "classes" of all the articles.
    • Now, I know Simple Wikipedia doesn't have "classes" like en, but would it be an idea having Stub > B (i.e. not-a-stub) > GA > VGA, simply to keep track of where everything is at
  • Showing the importance of articles
    • (It's not implemented yet as Razorflame contacted me to say that classes weren't used [although this page says it does, so I thought I'd seek opinion from someone I recognised from IRC before I continued).

Oh, and sorry about last year's "I wanna be an admin!" and not coming back. You must really not like me now; it was very rude of me.

Microchip 08Sign! 16:17, 17 April 2008 (UTC) Reply[reply]

Thanks[change source]

Hey, Majorly! Thanks for reverting the vandalism (I think) on my talk page! It was only a few minuets ago you did that wasn't it? :) Claimgoal 22:29, 17 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]