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Welcome to Simple English Wikipedia[change source]

Hi, Peterdownunder, welcome to Simple English Wikipedia! Thank you for your changes. If you need help, check out the Help section of Wikipedia, or leave a message on my talk page. Whenever leaving messages on talk pages, please remember to sign your name by typing four 'tildes' (like this: ~~~~); doing this makes your name and the date show up. Also, it helps if you write something in the box that says 'edit summary' whenever you change an article. Below are some useful links to make your time here simpler. Happy editing! Chenzw  Talk  06:56, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
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RE: HMS Bounty[change source]

I saw the article you just made entitled HMS Bounty. What you wrote was good, but it was supposed to be redirecting to Mutiny on the Bounty. Don't worry, I took all the information you found and added the to Mutiny on the Bounty. I hope you understand. Cheers --  AmericanEagle  02:36, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

I think that you have been doing quite well. Things like that you'll pick on soon. But you are doing very good, so...
Barnstar Congratulations: You have been given a Barnstar!

For all your work learning and improving yourself (and articles), I award you this Barnstar! --  AmericanEagle  05:09, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Hi there![change source]

Hi there! I am Razorflame and I am one of the more experienced editors on this site. Pleased to meet you. If you need help, please feel free to ask me on my talk page! I will make sure to reply to your messages when you need a reply. Cheers, and welcome aboard, Razorflame 22:58, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

RE: Moving Titles[change source]

I see that it was fixed, but here is how you can change a page's title. Okay, at the very top on an article (right next to the "change this page" thing), is a tab that says "move". Hit the button (nothing will happen), then right in the page and reason (like "I made a spelling mistake"), and the page should be moved. Again, good job here. Cheers --  AmericanEagle  18:40, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar![change source]

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For making 96.3% of your edits to articles, I award you my Barnstar! --  AmericanEagle  05:31, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

RE: Question about Infoboxes[change source]

Well, infoboxes may be found Here. But if you see on this, you can copy and paste the whole top infobox with its information. That's how I did it. So you can find the information yourself, or you are allowed to copy and paste the exact infobox from English's article on it. If you have further questions, just ask. Sorry about not answering quickly, I was off for awhile. Congrats on you Barnstars! Cheers --  AmericanEagle  18:01, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Oh, I had forgotten about that. You're welcome. If you have more questions, they're easily answerable. I asked so many when I started, and (I admit) still do. Cheers -- America alk 23:24, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Notification[change source]

I would like to notify you that you have a mistake on your user page. This website is a sort of Wiki, but it does not make it just a Wiki. You should change your user page by changing Wiki to Wikipedia instead. Just telling you. Prime Contributer (talk) 10:40, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Day template[change source]

Ohai. I hope you don't mind, but I just wanted to let you know that I wanted to help you add the {{day}} template to day articles. Thanks, RyanCross (talk) 07:08, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Hehe, yeah, thanks. Well, we still have quite a lot of dates to go, so let's step on it. ;) Cheers, RyanCross (talk) 07:13, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Reply[change source]

My reply here. -- RyanCross (talk) 08:30, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Categories[change source]

Re: User_talk:RyanCross

I'll butt in here with the answer. Use {{BD|1837|1865|Hall, Ben}} for Ben Hall. This will give you the 1837 Births , 1865 deaths categories, and also sort it by surname. I have done that one, but the rest still need sorted. You can leave out the death date, but you still need to put in the | for example {{BD|1837||Hall, Ben}} If you need any more help, give me a shout! Kennedy (talk) 08:10, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, couldn't help myself, I have corrected the rest of them :) Kennedy (talk) 08:45, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
No worries. I only recently learned how to use it too. :) Kennedy (talk) 07:59, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Bushrangers and dates[change source]

Hi - I saw your update of the page on Gilbert. Linking dates worries me a bit and the situation is changing at en:wikipedia. I have raised it at Wikipedia:Simple_talk#Should_dates_be_linked.3F - not specifically about the Gilbert article of course but more generally. You might like to have your say there. Regards --Matilda (talk) 10:07, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Hi - you wrote My main goal is not dates however, but just trying to get some Australian content in simple format. I'll look forward to future cooperation - bushrangers, explorers, and a few important early people are what I'm trying to get done at the moment. I look forward too to contributing some Australian content. My interest is probably more on places than people but happy to help out wherever. I see that you use use the the simple Wikipedia everyday at work and therefor I would appreciate you could give any pointers for what the readers need and what is not apporpriate. If there any any topics your readers are looking for, I am happy to help with that in particular.

The dates issue was not pointed at you, it was because it is being discussed at en:wiki and it has bugged me for years - I like the links to be meaningful and the date links aren't usually. Regards --Matilda (talk) 21:12, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Review[change source]

Hi I have been working on the article Oklahoma and I was wondering if you might like to read over it and make some changes if it needs simplifying. User:Matilda sent me your way because it said you use Simple for children with disabilities and you use it everyday. If you don't have the time its cool, Thanks--CPacker (talk) 05:33, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Readability of Ben Hall[change source]

Hi - I saw you added the readability figures for Ben Hall - Those are good figures to have :-) If we could just get Oklahoma there too! I think those statistics are by no means the be-all-and-end-all but they help those of us with quite a few years of education and English as our mother tongue to understand whether we have written something that is easy or hard ot understand. Sometimes things can't be made simpler, at least in an elegant way, or in fact the statistics mislead and it isn't that hard to read. Nevertheless I think they are a good indication to start off with. Regards Matilda (talk) 05:43, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for the link to - excellent, I really liked the amber and orange and all the statistics plus hte highlighting of difficult words - though I don't think "November" should qualify as difficult - it is just a silly machine after all. Still a useful machine.
I have nominated Ben Hall for review. I htink it is a good article and meets all the requirements but the process seems to be to draw it to the community's attention first. I think you have done a great job on it. Regards --Matilda (talk) 06:27, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

QD/RfD[change source]

Hello, I quickly deleted the page you just nominated for deletion as it didn't really need a debate. For articles that are obviously vandalism just put {{QD}} at the top. This puts the article in the category Quick Deletion requests and will get quickly get an administrators attention. For reference RfD is for deletions that may cause controversy, or that some may want kept. QD is for vandalism, test pages etc. Cheers FSM Noodly? 21:04, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

QD for reverting[change source]

Mohandas Gandhi had a QD tag placed on it for "needs reverting to a prior revision". I went ahead and gave you rollback so you can do this from now on. Synergy 12:00, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

There's Help:Revert_a_page which still needs a bit of work and then there's Wikipedia:Rollback feature. Synergy 12:11, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Hiya![change source]

I remember you from when I first saw you starting to edit on this site. :). It is good to see you still editing on this site :). Hope to see you editing around this site in the future :). Cheers, Razorflame 03:23, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Re: Welcome Message[change source]

Hello Peter, of course it is okay to use my welcome message. I wrote it as I seemed to be typing the same thing over and over again. I think it helps as it gives the user an idea how to write articles. I'm glad you like it :) Kennedy (talk) 11:14, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

I notice you are making changes to it in your sandbox, could you update my template page once you are finished? I do like your updates for the stubs etc, and would also like to have the correct info. Thanks Kennedy (talk) 13:30, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Simple News[change source]

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Special New Year Edition

39,214 elves, 42,705 reindeer, 112,260 presents.

Annoucements Plans for 2009

  • You can find the wikicup pools here, tomorow! They were chosen randomly by our judge, Bluegoblin7.
  • Happy New Year everyone!

[The Team]

Sorry it's no collapsible, no solution found yet. Yotbot (talk) 09:58, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

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Hi :)[change source]

Hey, I just noticed in some ways our backgrounds are similar - I work in education as well, although I only taught in high schools for a short time (did my pracs in 2007). Thinking of developing some resources here for science and maths, as some of the more advanced stuff needs work to make it comprehensible. Once I'm done, could you recommend anyone else on Simple who could peer review it for language in particular? Orderinchaos (talk) 01:20, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

The Working Man's Barnstar[change source]

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For working on Cassowary for DYK. Don't stop there. :) Try for PGA when you're finished. ;p Synergy 10:33, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Cassowary[change source]

Updated DYK query On 4 January, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Cassowary, to which you substantially contributed. If you know of another interesting fact from an article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Thank you for your contributions. — RyanCross (talk) 09:25, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

2008 Sichuan earthquake[change source]

Thanks for your work on this.

I'm going to close the RfD as a keep as you will obviously be able to fix it. Might I suggest that you remove the unsimplified stuff to your sandbox and then move it back where it's done? It might be easier... I dunno!


BG7even 10:10, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Australia rollback edit[change source]

Please double check spelling from now on, please, when using rollback, in this case I think an "undo" would have been better.-- ChristianMan16 t c r 06:21, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Disregard the previous message cause after this, I have a better fix on the situation. I believe the IP was right in this case, we are Simple English Wikipedia and not everyone, especially Americans (in my case), won't know that word, I have reverted it.-- ChristianMan16 t c r 06:27, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
That's what I was thinking, good job.-- ChristianMan16 t c r 06:41, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Cassowary[change source]

Its free of redlinks, and I've adjusted the format a bit (no content, just the flow). Let me know if I can help out more. If you can expand it just a little, I think it can be a nice PGA. Synergy 02:42, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

I just thought the same thing! I think it's a quality article. Well done Peter! It'll make Good Article in no time at all! Yotcmdr =talk to the commander= 10:32, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
I don't really have any suggestions. It's better than the article on the english wikipedia already! (and nearly as good as the one on the german wikipedia which is a featured article there) All that needs doing is the red links (I can help on some of them if you'd like me too), even though there are only a few! Other from that I don't see any other problems with it, and it should be taken to Proposed Good Articles as soon as possible! Yotcmdr =talk to the commander= 10:51, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
Ok, I've done all the red links. Yotcmdr =talk to the commander= 11:38, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Looking over a featured article on en (I'll be using King Vulture for this example) I found a few things you could add. A section on relationships/interaction with humans is pretty common, and a section for reproduction would be nice. Aside from that, there are only minor issues here and there (for VGA, so far it looks great for PGA). Synergy 18:36, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

E-mail[change source]

Can I e-mail you? Synergy 22:06, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

E-mail sent. Synergy 22:35, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Peterdownunder. Here you go. :) Synergy 08:56, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Your RFA[change source]

I've noticed your RFA has not been added to Wikipedia:Requests for adminship yet. Since you've accepted the nomination, I assume you're ready to open it there? Either way (talk) 12:33, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Simple News Issue Three[change source]

--GoblinBot3 (talk) 21:29, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Agreed[change source]

Added in this revision. I did a cursory check. I don't seem to find anything reliable to substantiate it. Good call. NonvocalScream (talk) 06:04, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Message from the wiki[change source]

Does this work?--Peterdownunder (talk) 10:02, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Barnstar[change source]

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For all of your help with Romania, I hereby award you the other half of the Half Barnstar! Razorflame 20:20, 22 January 2009 (UTC)


WP:PGA#Tropical_Storm_Barry_(2007)[change source]

I believe I've addressed your concerns about simplicity. If you get a chance, could you revisit? Cheers, Juliancolton (talk) 21:54, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Successful RfA[change source]

Hello Peterdownunder. In accordance with the RfA result (18 support, 1 oppose) I have made you an Administrator. Congratulations! - At the same time I have also removed the "Rollbacker" flag (as you no longer need it). Have fun with the newly-gained tools, and don't be afraid to ask if anything is unclear. :) --Eptalon (talk) 21:57, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Congrats Peter. :) Synergy 22:00, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Grats on the flag. Cheers, Razorflame 22:40, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Congrats. :) Juliancolton (talk) 23:32, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
WooWoo another good admin choice. -Djsasso (talk) 03:20, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
I have found your T-shirt. Don't lose it. ;) Chenzw  Talk  05:54, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
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Well done Peter, keep up the good work. Yotcmdr =talk to the commander= 06:04, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
Congratulations, Pete! TurboGolf 08:27, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Deletions[change source]

Do me a favor and go to my settings at the top of the screen, then gadgets, then administration at the bottom and mark the box that says clean delete reasons. This will prevent them from showing up in the edit summary for times when the page says something vulgar. :) Synergy 00:04, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

My RfA[change source]

Thank you for participating in my recent request for adminship, which passed with a total of 21/5. I will try to the best of my abilities to maintain the trust of the community, and I will carefully consider the opposes to learn how to further improve. Cheers, Juliancolton (talk) 14:08, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

My RfB[change source]

Dear Peterdownunder, thank you for participating in my RfB, which ended with a tally of 21/5. I appreciate your support and will do my best in this new role. Thanks. Chenzw  Talk  07:45, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks[change source]

Thanks for this. Apparently I need to order a new set of fingers :) fr33kman t - c 20:31, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

I even used a screen reader that time; I'm gonna chop em off and order a new set ;) Thanks! fr33kman t - c 06:52, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
btw: What do you think of the readability? I used the site and compared with the original it went down three whole years! fr33kman t - c 06:55, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
The figures look good. Eptalon says this is just bean counting, but I think the figures give an indication of how well you are going on the simplification process. This website gives some good suggestions, I use it quite a bit [1]. This site [2] is a good one as well, it will even do random wiki pages! I usually cut and paste paragraphs and look at the suggestions. Good luck. --Peterdownunder (talk) 11:13, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for those tools. I'm a big one for readability. My firm belief on all wikis has always been (and will always be) that the needs of the reader outweigh the needs of the editor! fr33kman t - c 17:29, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Interesting anomaly for you[change source]

I have a strange anomaly for you from

Just for fun, I ran it against Magnetism twice. Once using the 1) direct article link Magnetism and then again using the 2) last dated link from the history February 15, 2009 00:38. Both links should be the exact same version, right?). Yet here are the results; 1) [3] and 2) [4]. The test using the direct link shows "school year 7" yet the last link from the history shows "below school year 5"?!? :-(

I'm stumped! I can't see any superfluous words from the direct link that aren't there in the history link. Any ideas? :) fr33kman t - c 17:28, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Checkuser required[change source]

Peter, I think we need another checkuser. You are often online when the current checkusers are not and I believe that you have the complete trust of the community. Therefore, I'd like to nominate you for checkuser (or I'd like you to pick someone you know better to do it [who nom's you is not important to me, just that you are nom'd]). Marjorly and Eptalon are both excellent admins, but we really could use a person who is respected and also lives in a totaly different time-zone. Would you take a little while and consider it? :) Thanks, yours! fr33kman t - c 02:53, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Delete[change source]

Could you please delete the page Fatty? Thank you. For The Record (talk) 00:06, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Defining Simple[change source]

Peter, is there any sort of standard for readers with learning disabilities in Australia? How many words are set as goal in special programs? Do we have any reliable source for this? I'm asking because I took some American standards (Dolch's 220 Instand Words and Fry's 1000 Instant Words) for a "Simple" spellchecker I was compiling, and I'd like to know if these lists overlap with some source you have. Cheers, Lwyx (talk) 00:31, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Did you have a chance to check that wordlist? I'm uploading a fixed version for my "simpler" spellchecker (to make it more backwards-compatible with MySpell) and I'd like to include a reliable source for people with learning disabilities. Cheers, Lwyx (talk) 17:01, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
I got the link and I'll check it sometime later.-- Meanwhile, I see that this is aimed at 3rd grade, but I'm not positive of whether this really helps. I thought we were aiming at a literacy level of 7th grade, on the 3000 word vocabulary. What really worries me is whether this reading level is fit to write and encyclopedia, or else if the 3000 word reading level is too high (or low, i.e. patronizing) towards people with learning disabilities. Does it make sense? Cheers, Lwyx (talk) 05:04, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
I think 7th grade is a good target level. The Aussie 3rd grade list I would assume is probably included in the Basic 1500 list, but I haven't checked it yet, any extra words need to be in the Simple list. I agree with your concern about getting the balance right. We can get very close to writing an encyclopedia with the Combined List. Too many words and we are no longer simple. It is probably some of those words on Ogden's extra word lists that will help. Patronizing is probably more a writing style, not just a restricted word list. I have been using your basic word list spell checker, and that makes it so much easier, by quickly showing complex words I can either look for a simpler one or link it in someway. I suppose when we come up with a list we need to remove words that aren't necessary - that is there could be a simpler choice. Perhaps 2000-2500 is realistic. --Peterdownunder (talk) 09:09, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

re[change source]

You may have miss understood, but the template I used was not a qd tag. Take a look.-- † CM16 t c r 08:44, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

The tag you're thinking of is {{Notable}}, which (again) I didn't use, I used {{Notability}}.-- † CM16 t c r 08:51, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
I personally think I'm owed an apology now but I'm not gonna be snotty and demand it. We all make mistakes even ones were we don't check our facts first; God knows I'm guilty of that.-- † CM16 t c r 08:19, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
You may be right - I did mistake the template you used, however I still stand by my first comments, if you have a problem with notability on a well written, referenced article, then an Rfd is still the best option. I now realize that people in the US may have no idea about what a Victoria Cross is, so I have tried to improve the opening paragraph. --Peterdownunder (talk) 08:33, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
I understood what it is when the article said "highest military award", but that still doesn't make a person automatically notable, but when you added that extra info, that made him notable.-- † CM16 t c r 18:53, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

User page of User:Burger King. Inc.[change source]

Hi, I added a QD tag because of the contents, but having reread WP:QD I'm not sure that was the right thing to do. Should it go to AFD instead or should I just blank it out? Cheers :) fr33kman t - c 21:57, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Gotcha[change source]

Oh, so I should write about objects in this wikipedia, not verbs? Gothca :) (talk) 02:29, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

VIP[change source]

If only that could send 50000 volts down their keyboard as well :) Thanks! fr33kman t - c 06:38, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Long versus complex[change source]

At the top of New changes, I think the Long pages link next to Simplification should be removed and use Complex pages rather than long as the examples shown. I suggest this because long does not mean complex. I noticed you removed {{complex}} from 2008 Sichuan earthquake a month ago and explained on the talk page. Toliar (talk) 09:56, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

My RfA[change source]

Simple News Issue Three[change source]

Notice I've managed to pu it in a collapsible box (there's still a problem though, but as long as it's in a box... =D ) Yotcmdr =talk to the commander= 22:37, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Dark Orbit RfD[change source]

Hi, about the recent QD -> RfD, do you mind if I complete the deletion reason and transclude it or should I leave it alone as a 'just in case' placeholder? - Æåm Fætsøn /ˈaɪæm ˈfætsən/ 09:55, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm not sure what you are asking --Peterdownunder (talk) 10:00, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
Ok, you've created the Dark Orbit RfD with an incomplete reason, so I'm saying that if you'd be completing and transcluding it yourself later or wanting someone to do it for you? - Æåm Fætsøn /ˈaɪæm ˈfætsən/ 10:57, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
Ok, that makes sense to me - I would be happy for you to complete the process as you did bring up the article for deletion. I don't have a view on its notability myself - well I probably think that all articles on computer games are non notable, but I'm old. The only reason I changed it from the QD was that there was quite a history on the page so some editors must have thought it notable to keep working on it, so it seems reasonable to discuss it before making a decision.--Peterdownunder (talk) 11:02, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Schools/Projects UBX[change source]

Please see User_talk:Kennedy#User_boxes :) If you can let me or Kennedy know what you want it to look like we can put it together, or you can have a bash on your own ;) Cheers, Goblin 10:47, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

I've made a start here. What do you think? :) Kennedy (talk) 11:15, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Welcome[change source]

Barnstar Thanks for joining!

Thanks for joining the Typo Team. You are the sixth member to join. The New Mikemoral (talk) 01:14, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome![change source]

I didn't think anyone noticed my arrival. Your greeting made me smile. :) Roman à clef (talk) 20:59, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Bastide changes[change source]

Hi Peter, good to see you making some changes per my comments. Very glad to see the process working kind of how it should. Keep up the good work, and good luck. The Rambling Man on tour (talk) 21:21, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service[change source]

Hi, I've created Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and thought I'd tell you about it in case you want to fill in any of the redlinks. I'm doing customs services today, so won't be filling in the redlinks yet. Cheers :) btw: what was the outcome of the fires? Did they charge anyone yet, I haven't heard as its gone off the news here. fr33kman talk 20:04, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Simple News Issue 5[change source]

GoblinBot3 (talk) 20:32, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Tetraphobia[change source]

Barnstar Congratulations: You have been given a Barnstar!

For your help on Tetraphoba, I hereby award you this barnstar! Razorflame 18:04, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Hermann Göring[change source]

Hi Peterdownunder. I fixed the things which Either way mentioned at the talk page of Hermann Göring. Can you have a look there? Regards, Barras (talk) 14:43, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Hi again. I think I fixed all things now. Can you have a look there? Regards, Barras (talk) 13:21, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Did you see this comment? Please consider changing your vote. Regards, Barras (talk) 21:37, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Hiya[change source]

Just FYI; I'd check over WP:ST to get updated. Razorflame and The Obento Mususbi were revoked rollback yesterday for edit-warring. I've closed down the icon discussion due to disruption of the project and said we'll pick it up again in two weeks, and we've a new guideline at WP:CW. Hope all is good with you. How is Oz? Haven't heard a darned thing about the fires (guess media here doesn't care anymore). Cheers fr33kman talk 05:53, 27 March 2009 (UTC)[change source]

Hi, any IP that adds "Good site, admin" to a page is a spambot/open-proxy. Feel free to hard-block for 1 month or more. I've been blocking them all night fr33kman talk 06:39, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

I mentioned you...[change source]

Hi Peter, I mentioned you in this discussion. Nothing to worry about, just needed to use one of your articles as an example. I wanted to let you know. All the best. The Rambling Man (talk) 10:08, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

RFCU[change source]

Hi, could you please place an opinion on this? It needs more input. Majorly talk 00:21, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Replied[change source]

Hello, I replied on my talk page, regarding your question. Very basically: Many IP editors (probably mostly vandalism), the bot edit looks like the last known good version. Note: I have semi-portected the article for a month, follwing the many IP editors (most of which are probably vandalism). --Eptalon (talk) 10:07, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

My RFB[change source]

Hello Peter. Thanks for participating in my RFB which passed (on the early side) yesterday, 16/5. While you opposed my promotion, I still hope to serve you as well as I can in my capacity as a 'crat, and admin, but foremost fellow editor. All the best. The Rambling Man (talk) 10:45, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations on the vote, as you know my oppose was not based on your ability or capacity, and I think you will do a great job. I look forward to working with you in your new role, and as you said, as a fellow editor. Let's see what we can do to keep up the standards and move this project forward. --Peterdownunder (talk) 11:12, 3 April 2009 (UTC)