User talk:Sean William

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help?[change source]

Hi Sean - can you help me with the pictures on Geology - the ones I've added are overlapping previous ones... sorry!Favouritesnail (talk) 16:59, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

I am Sean William requesting his access removed on Meta. Sean William 03:46, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Why are you leaving? I am concerned. j. rand|talk| ε contribs|email 17:45, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Sean!!![change source]

Thank you so much, dear Sean! :) Yet, that is minor news compared to the extremely pleasant surprise of seeing your friendly name at my talk page. Have my prayers been answered and you'll return...? Please, say it's true! Lots of xoxox, Phaedriel - 23:48, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

I'm still active on, and will be for a while. (I have no plans of leaving.) As for here, I feel I'm better off watching from the sidelines. We've got all of the trolls and stalkers that has, but we've got 1/250 of the manpower to deal with it, and precious few who can recognize the patterns of ne'er-do-wells from before their editing gets out of hand. I'm keeping a close eye on this place, and I'll intervene when I've got something to say. Sean William 23:52, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
That's fantastic news, sweetie. I've taken a short rest from en. myself, mostly because of some persistent trolling via email and other stuff I'll tell you privately later. Last time I checked, you had deleted your page there, and that made me incredibly sad. It's great to know that I have a guardian angel like you watching over me, even when I don't know it :) Love you, Phaedriel - 00:01, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
That's saddening, that people would harass other people just for kicks. I'm sorry. Hope you feel better, Sean William 01:05, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Diacritics[change source]

If Việtnamese diacritics are not allowed, why should French be? If you want, I won't change anymore, but I still disagree with this policy which appears imperialistic, intentionally or not. -Ionius Mundus 03:23, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

For one, Vietnamese utilizes a completely different alphabet than French, so romanization of Vietnamese titles is not an unreasonable action. I urge you to continue discussion with the parties with whom you disagree. Sean William 03:25, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
"For one, Vietnamese utilizes a completely different alphabet than French." They are both the Roman alphabet with their own special diacritics. -Ionius Mundus 03:36, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
Actually, Vietnamese uses Quoc Ngu, which is not at all the same writing system as the Latin alphabet... It was invented by a Jesuit priest specifically for writing Vietnamese, the letters are meaningless in English and need to be Romanized... Blockinblox - talk 03:41, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
Furthermore, why should 'Ngo Dình Diem' be acceptable, but not 'Ngô Đình Diệm'? -Ionius Mundus 03:37, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
I'm not arguing with you here. I'm asking you to stop moving pages without consensus. Sean William 03:39, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
I have stopped. And whose consensus? Việtnamese pages are being moved while I have presented many a reason why this should not be. -Ionius Mundus 03:41, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
Then this dispute is very much about Việtnamese pages, and has nothing to do with French diacritic marks. Sean William 03:42, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
The debate has been presented as a matter of diacritics in general not being part of the English alphavet at all, not just Việtnamese ones. -Ionius Mundus 03:44, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
That's not what you said to me at the beginning of this thread. Sean William 03:45, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
That was after they changed their position from the topic being diacritics in general to Việtnamese ones. That is what I was responding to. -Ionius Mundus 03:48, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
The spirit of Wikipedia is consensus. Without consensus, nothing should happen. Discussion creates consensus, if effort and willingness to cooperate are present. The first step is to sit down and listen to why the people in the dispute with you want what they want, and then they should listen to you do the same. Then you may begin to look for a compromise. There is no "right" or "wrong" side here. (And with this comment, I am out for the night, and will not respond to any other messages until the morning.) Sean William 03:51, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
Well, this is a discussion (a very messy and unorganized one at that) of the topic aimed at bringing about a compromise. My aim is to bring about first mutual understanding, and then a compromise once everybody has been able to express his own point. -Ionius Mundus 04:04, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
Also, will you please revert the page moves that you have done so far? Sean William 03:27, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
Once I have the chance to finish explaining my point. I don't consider my deletion of French diacritics to be any different from the deletion of Việtnamese ones. I don't feel that any of us are disrupting wikipedia at all.-Ionius Mundus 03:36, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Barnstar[change source]

Barnstar Congratulations: You have been awarded a Barnstar!

For your continuous help here. - Huji reply 20:49, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

OOL Block Catch-22[change source]

Sean, at least if you will not lift the blanket ban on the IP block, can you please re-evaluate one portion of your ban on the Optimum Online IPs? Specifically, you say "Please contact another administrator so that he or she can make you an account if you wish to edit." However, it appears that at least for my IP address (, I could not message an administrator to create me an account because I could not message without first having an account. This is a catch-22. Can you please at least change the policy to ban these IPs from creating an account? You can always ban accounts, if not more easily identify a set of commonly authored edits. Thanks and regards, --PeterU 07:48, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

The range block in question is not set to prevent registered users from editing from those IPs. Any user with a registered account can edit from them. The block is against people anonymously editing or creating accounts (most often used only for vandalism). As the only edits we have received from Optimum Online users have been attack based vandalism (mainly the McA vandal), that ISP will continue to be blocked against anonymous edits. If someone from that ISP would care to contribute to the project, they need to create an account from another ISP which will be usable (and traceable to ensure further vandalism is minimized) through OOL. -- Creol(talk) 09:03, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
Just to clarify, I am trying to point out that the help text says to "message an administrator" to resolve the ban, however a new user on that IP range can't do that. I had to figure out what you just said to do though. Perhaps change the help text to do as you said: "create an account from another ISP". Also, I know I am new to this project, but on the English Wikipedia, IP bans usually are not kept for more than 6 months. Any more info on what led to that ban, just for my curiosity? --PeterU 04:09, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

SeanBot[change source]

Due to being inactive for over two years I have removed the flag from your bot for security reasons. If you intend to return and continue using it let me or one of the other crats know and we can regrant the flag no problem. -DJSasso (talk) 15:38, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Category[change source]

Please could you redirect simple:Category:Stub to simple:Category:Stubs Please Lockheart1 (talk) 17:21, 18 December 2012 (UTC)