Hello, Tangotango, and welcome to the Simple English Wikipedia! I hope you are happy editing here and being a Wikipedian. Some helpful pages to start you off are Wikipedia:Useful, Help:Contents and Wikipedia:Policies and guidelines.
If you want to meet and talk with other members, you can visit our version of the "village pump" at Wikipedia:Simple talk. Just remember that you should sign your messages on Talk pages by typing "~~~~" (four tildes) at the end of your words.
Even though it is a good idea to research an article (like looking at the discussion page) before making large changes, do not be afraid to be bold! Any changes you make that are not perfect can be fixed later.
If you need any help, send a message to an administrator on his or her talk page. Administrators on Wikipedia will try to help you with your problems and resolve them as soon as possible.
Finally, if you have any questions on how things work, don't hesitate to ask me. The best way to do that is to leave a message on my talk page. Good luck and happy editing! -- Psy guy 02:26, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
Vandalism Channel[change source]
I just dropped in to say a hello. --Bhadani 17:43, 30 July 2006 (UTC)
Hi, I'm not exactly sure what <span> does or how it works... Maybe if you write the entire code on the Mediawiki talk page, I can copy it and we could try it out... Blockinblox 16:59, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
- but, thanks for the help...I think that I'm alone....but you help me....--vector ^_^ (talk) 15:18, 31 August 2006 (UTC)
Can you please make a version like this, but that reads "Simple English Encyclopedia" under "Wikipedia" (yes, I know the font may have to be small). Also, the globe you're using is missing some details (accent marks over letters). -- Netoholic @ 06:55, 3 September 2006 (UTC)
- Can you fix your new version? It should say "Simple English Encyclopedia", not repeat Wikipedia twice. :) -- Netoholic @ 18:13, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
no thats alright, thanks for your message! I hope we will work together in future
logo vote[change source]
i will take a look thank you for your message.
|Congratulations: You have been awarded a Barnstar!
This place is so simple!!! Well anyway, how can I be gettin' an account here? Is there a special test? or maybe some sort o' monkey ontop of cherry tree in the middle of a swamp?
Help me out brother!
--188.8.131.52 16:20, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the welcome![change source]
You're alright! Dang, this Wiki-pedia thing is quite interesting. It's almost the same caliber as one o' them TV magic queers.
--184.108.40.206 16:24, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
Well okay[change source]
Well. Then in that case. I'm gunna go download the Media Wiki software and set it up and make my own Hillbilly Wikipedia!
Where we hillbillys can talk about muscle cars, and how we got dial-up, and purdy ladies, and how we don't like them colored folks.
You're welcome to come. I'll make sure to tell you the URL (earl?!?!) when it's done.
--220.127.116.11 16:38, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
i nominated you for become a sysop.
|Congratulations: You have been given a Barnstar!
anon IP user warning[change source]
Sort of confusing. The edit not yet been reverted or removed. It was only tagged for deletion. zephyr2k 05:49, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
- I think we should use a different template for notifying good faith article creators and other major contributors that an article they have made has been tagged or nominated for deletion. Does simple have an existing one? Or should we bring it to the community if we can add a new one for this particular use? I personally don't mind having to make a customized message for each occasion. I actually composed one but had an edit conflict with you. zephyr2k 05:58, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
Related to your revert/warning script (seen here). Can you do a couple things? I think that linking the day and year is unnecessary (and clutters things like Special:Whatlinkshere/2006). Also, I don't see much need for a "test2" warning. Either its a Test or it's Vandalism. That stop hand is already one of the most linked-to images. -- Netoholic @ 19:36, 16 October 2006 (UTC)
Tangobot4 is currently reporting loads of edits run by Thijs!bot to the IRC channel, and it's making it rather difficult to read. Can you add it to the bot list, Tangobot4 told me off when I tried to do it. Archer7 - talk 21:07, 16 October 2006 (UTC)
deletion policy[change source]
You apparently have a lack of understanding with reagards to the Deletion policy. Firstly, except for some minor tweaking, I wrote the policy two years ago. Secondly, if pages which don't conform to the policy are routinely deleted in good faith by an admin, then it is the page which is out-of-date, not a rogue admin violating policy. Since no one else has bothered to update the deletion policy to cover items qhich we've routinely deleted, I've done so. I can promise you, though, that the list is still incomplete and I will very likely delete something that "doesn't fit" in the future, so don't get your panties in a bunch. I'll also be happy to explain my reasoning and even reverse myself if convincing argument is made. You've been here on and off since only July, so please evaluate whether you have the perspective to see the needs of this wiki. -- Netoholic @ 06:49, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
Barnstar III[change source]
|Congratulations: You have been awarded a Barnstar!
Thank you for your help, I've really appreciated a lot your work. --M7 15:01, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
It's my duty to point out that, consensus being reached on Wikipedia:Administrators, you are now an admin. Make sure to review all the current policies. If you intend to use the "Block user" function, you must keep your email address current and check for messages often. The big thing to remember is not to use your abilities in any conflicts (editing or otherwise) that you're directly involved. Other than that, I'd suggest starting out slowly, and feel free to contact me or another admin if you have any other questions or just need a second opinion. Try to keep to the core values of Simple:, and remember... we aren't just another EN: Wikipedia. -- Netoholic @ 20:50, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
|Congratulations Tangotango on your sucessful RfA!!
Hello Tangotango, I wanted to congratulate you for your sucessful, but long RfA and give you a barnstar along with it. I hope you have a great time being an administrator here in the simple english wikipedia. Good luck:-) --§ Alastor Moody (T + C) 02:10, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
You deleted the merged article!!! the other should have been left as a redirect rather than deleted. I can't even find the correct history with the merged article anymore, I hope it is recoverable. Blockinblox
- Wow, I didn't even know it was possible to merge to GFDL histories like that... But won't it be a little hard to chronologically follow changes to two different histories on the same GFDL? edits jumping back and forth between two different sets? Are you sure this is the right thing to do? Blockinblox 13:58, 5 November 2006 (UTC)
Your block of User:18.104.22.168[change source]
I suggest you unblock that IP and give more warnings in future - he got one warning, and only made one edit after receiving it, and even that was only a minute after so he may well not have seen the warning. Warnings often work to stop vandals, so give them a chance. --Tango 12:47, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
Thanks! --Tango 12:50, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
Dear Tangotango, thank you for voting in my Rfa. Netoholic has concerns. As such, I will not be promoted to administrator status. However, I do not hold it against him. の私の友人ありがとう!-- Tdxiang 02:34, 9 November 2006 (UTC)
hello Tangotango, you are an en.wikipedia admin right? I'm Dario vet in en.wiki....and I have a big problem with the editcounter...I read this page but I can't fix the tools...can you fix my w:en:User:Dario vet/monobook.js please :(((((((( --vector ^_^ (talk) 11:43, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
My re-adminship[change source]
Right now I am just trying to link the "wanted categories" (Started with nearly 500 of them) into the cat tree. I try and prune some of the weirder ones that most like popped in from a en:wiki cut and paste (Nobel peace prize winners from Austria in the 1930s on a Tuesday under a full moon) but occasionally I let a few slide. After I link bottom to top, I am most likely going to restart from the top and crawl through the cats and try and tighten them up some. The tree is in bad shape though, could be months of work to straighten it out as I realy don't think I will be keeping up todays pace (300+edits.. ouch) -- Creol 09:41, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
done, not done[change source]
I've now granted User:Tangobot a bot flag, as all of the tests seem fine. I did notice in it's contributions that a minority are just simply the word 'Correct'. Could you try to configure it to use more descriptive edit summaries in similar cases? Archer7 - talk 20:43, 20 November 2006 (UTC)
Hi! re Simple Wiktionary[change source]
Thanks for your message on my talk page on Simple Wiktionary! I discovered the Simple English Wiktionary and Wikipedia recently. Now I'm having fun writing definitions. Ooh, I'm having a bit of trouble switching back to complex English now that I'm talking to another native speaker!! :-) Very nice to get your message.
Some questions/opinions/suggestions: it seems to me that the Simple English Wiktionary needs definitions written in Simple English, but it needs definitions of both Simple English words and hard English words. That's because the Simple English Wikipedia needs to use some hard words to talk about technical stuff. I think all definitions should be in the Wiktionary, not in the Simple English Wikipedia.
There's confusion: the SE Wikipedia and SE Wiktionary each have a list of the BE850, but the Wikipedia one has links from each word to Wikipedia pages, and the Wiktionary one has links to Wiktionary pages for each word. For a moment I thought my definition of "decision" had been overwritten or something. Actually it turned out there is already a sort-of definition of "decision" on the Wikipedia page even though the Wiktionary had no definition before I wrote one. Readers will need to look in two places to try to find definitions. I think the SE Wikipedia should have lots of links like [[wikt:word]] not links to Wikipedia pages of definitions.
My understanding is that Simple English should try to be one-word-one-definition. For example, the word "kind" may be used in Simple English to mean "type, sort, what kind of" and not used to mean "nice, generous". (Or should it be the other way around?) How do we know or decide which of the two definitions should be the standard Simple English one? The list of words to write definitions for needs to specify "we need a definition for the noun "whip", not the verb" etc. Or maybe it's not easy to specify everything without actually writing the definitions.
However: since we need definitions of hard words too, we need definitions of both meanings. Then, one of the definitions should be flagged with an asterisk or something to show which one is the Simple English meaning that writers of Simple English are supposed to try to use exclusively if possible. What do you think about all that?
If any of those things are decided as policy one way or another, then instructions for writers need to specify. For example, currently the SE Wiktionary Main Page looks to me as if maybe it's only inviting definitions of simple words, or it's ambiguous.
By the way, did I mention the BE850 are not in alphabetical order; "seem" is out of place and I saw one other, maybe in the t's somewhere. You can reply here I guess though you're more likely to get me on either my English Wikipedia en:User talk:Coppertwig or SE Wiktionary (not sure how to write a link to that). Thanks again for making contact --Coppertwig 04:18, 26 November 2006 (UTC)
By the way, I'm cheating a bit. I'm using a few words like "is" and "his" in the definitions. "he" is BE850; I'm not sure if that means we can use "his". Maybe we can use "is" because "be" is there. I try to use present tense if the past tense would bring in irregular forms such as "was". Maybe I'm not really cheating. --Coppertwig 04:36, 26 November 2006 (UTC)
On one of the SE talk pages somewhere (I forget where) someone suggested having a page preview feature where BE850, BE1500 and non-BE1500 words are different colours. I think that's a good idea, except that bluelinks and redlinks should also show at the same time, so I would suggest that non-BE850 which are BE1500 be underlined and non-BE1500 be
struck out (unless there are two kinds of underlining). The feature would have to take into account BE850 or BE1500 words with -ed, -s, -ing, -ly (etc.?) endings. I'm thinking of putting in a feature request like this to bugzilla, asking for maybe a separate button "Show preview with SE marks" or a user preference to have the regular "Show preview" do that. What do you think?
--Coppertwig 13:04, 26 November 2006 (UTC)
Adminship revoked.[change source]
- Actually, that's just a vandal. Ignore. Totnesmartin 17:38, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
Selective restoration[change source]
I have done a selective restoration on your talk page to get rid of the link that was added by a vandal to your talk page. The link was to a website that had personal information of everybody's favorite KMcA on it. Cheers, PTO 23:22, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
There is a user name named Vandal Account. This user has deleted many pages and replaced articles with vulgar words. Please block this editor from editing. Oops! Another user blocked Vandal Account. Coffsneeze 15:01, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
Simple Wiktionary[change source]
Thanks for you past work on SE Wikt. I've set a goal of having 2,000 entries by the end of the month. I hope you'll be inspired to come and help us achieve it.--Brett 17:26, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
Talk:Main Page[change source]
I noticed you blocked the user whose vandalism you reverted, and it was about me. I'm having good days here with some East Asian users, I guess! They vandalize my userpage, and vandalize my signature! ... Anyways, I'd like to stop by and say "thank you" indeed. - Huji reply 14:16, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
Native speaker of Japanese and English[change source]
Konnichiwa! Japanese and English are both your first languages? That's interesting. Panda Bear 20:05, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
Oh, this may have nothing to do with this, but would you consider adding that fr-1 userbox to your English and Simple English userpages? Thanks.
Hi, I noticed you speak fluent Japanese and I was wondering if you knew much about Japanese music - including traditional/classical & popular/modern. If so, would you like to join my Simple WikiProject Asian Music? Even small contributions are much appreciated. Thanks. Alexhl (talk) 11:56, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
User privileges removal discussion[change source]
Hello Tangotango. In the interests of keeping out admin list somewhat accurate and active, we've asked for your rights on Simple to be withdrawn here. This is not a reflection on you, or your prior work here, which we all appreciate. If you decide to rejoin the project in the future, please feel free to ask for your administrator privileges back, or perform some administrative acions before the closure date. Hope to see you back soon. All the best, PeterSymonds (talk) 17:44, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Tangobot @ simple.wikipedia[change source]
Due to inactivity and security concerns I have removed the bot flag from your bot. Should you return to using it just let one of us crats know and we will readd the flag. -DJSasso (talk) 15:31, 25 August 2009 (UTC)