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Okay, so where is my dinner, but
disappointed to see valuable editors leave...

Please block this IP. They have received a last warning by User:Clementina and continue to vandalize. Thank you. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 15:07, 27 September 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

4 dims RFD[change source]

since it was SNOW/speedy close, could you close the discussion? Purplebackpack89 00:44, 9 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done. Thanks--Gordonrox24 | Talk 01:36, 9 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My apologies[change source]

I'd like to apologize if it seems that I was making a point with the RFD earlier. I would never intentionally disrupt the project, especially as an administrator. I just feel editors shouldn't be so focused on who can create the most articles. Again, I apologize if it looked like I was making a point. Exert 23:28, 12 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If I can interject here, I thought it was more bold than pointy, although perhaps Simple Talk would have been the more ideal forum. Kansan (talk) 23:44, 12 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Quite harsh statement[change source]

I have said a rather harsh statement to you on WP:ST. Feel free to reply accordingly. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 00:04, 15 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Alternative to Facebook?[change source]

What do you mean when you say that this site has become an "alternative to Facebook"? I don't use this site for social networking and I don't know of anybody else who does. Considering that this is a basis you have mentioned for mulling having the site closed, I do want to know what you meant.

I have been working on a number of articles. I generally have not nominated them to be GAs or VGAs. I figure that my time is far better spent writing articles (and fighting vandalism) than navigating the GA/VGA process. Kansan (talk) 00:10, 15 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A side note: I tried to get en:iron through the GA process and it stagnated too, even though so many people were working on it. This definitely quenched my interest in trying to promote new articles. I prefer to create large quantities of medium-quality articles rather than spend all of my time on making tellurium trioxide a VGA. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 11:57, 15 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, dear TRM! A hundred thanks for your thorough review, and a thousand for your help on Gettysburg Address! :) I just wanted to make sure what you meant by ref 35 being a bare url. Okay, now I'm going to sound like an idiot, goes! Silly as it may sound, I've always thought that it meant a bare link to the website without specifying the date, publishing website, &c in a {{citeweb}}. Could you please be so kind as to clarify its meaning for me, so I can remember it for future reference as well as being able to more correctly fix it? —Clementina talk 09:23, 18 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unblock..[change source]

I believe the block was correct on technical evidence. --Bsadowski1 16:57, 30 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Never disagreed with that. The Rambling Man (talk) 16:58, 30 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay, I've seen his unblock request and it seems good enough for me also. --Bsadowski1 17:05, 30 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Great. The Rambling Man (talk) 17:09, 30 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Japanese American internment[change source]

If you get a chance, could you take a brief look at Japanese American internment, which I'm trying to get to GA? Thanks, Kansan (talk) 17:07, 30 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'll see what I can do my friend. The Rambling Man (talk) 17:10, 30 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you very much for your review. Macdonald-ross brought up some additional points which I hope to address soon. Kansan (talk) 23:38, 9 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

COI re-open?[change source]

It wasn't a COI; I was merely undoing BG's archiving of the thing before it had been formally and definitively closed (not to mention the fact that BG was told by repeated editors to stay away from this) Purplebackpack89 18:09, 11 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As I stated on your talk page, it has been 'formally and definitively closed' by three different people... Goblin 18:26, 11 November 2010 (UTC) I ♥ Fr33kman!Reply[reply]

First off, there's no written requirement that ST has to be notified of PADs...Chem just did that with Nickel Creek. Also, I gave Barras a whole week BEFORE I sent it to PAD (a week I was not obliged to give her), and she didn't make a single edit. Anyway, have a nice day! Purplebackpack89 03:32, 16 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just a note - Barras is a he. —Clementina talk 06:02, 16 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I didn't say anywhere there was a written requirement to notify the community but it makes sense, right? To get as many people on to helping with this as possible? I would have thought that was common sense... Anyway, have a nice day! The Rambling Man (talk) 07:18, 16 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Simple News: Issue 25[change source]

The Simple News
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15th November 2010


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Grunny (talk) 11:33, 17 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Von Braun[change source]

The Working Man's Barnstar
Thanks a lot for you work on the article. I really appreciate it. I'm sadly very busy in real life and don't have the time to work on the articles at the moment. Keep up your great work here and if you need a review some time, just give me a ping. Barras (talk) 21:18, 28 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy New Year[change source]

Ueber congratumulations![change source]

'Grats on 10k edits! :D. Said it before and I'll say it again, you're one of the biggest assets to the wiki, so please stick around! Oh, and SHINY:

The Special Barnstar
For everything you do here for the wiki, and for 10k edits! Goblin 18:55, 30 December 2010 (UTC) I ♥ The Rambling Man!Reply[reply]

Cheers! Goblin 18:55, 30 December 2010 (UTC) I ♥ The Rambling Man!Reply[reply]

About Paul Keres. I already answered on page User_talk:Macdonald-ross. So again: There is no any reason to put russian transcription to article about Estonians and in Estonian there don't use paternal names at all. And occupation don't change nationality of any person. So for examples will You write: Barack Obama (in Russian Бара́к Бара́кович Оба́ма) or Rabindranath Tagore, British writer? -- Ahsoous (talk) 19:05, 30 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Service Award[change source]

This editor is an Experienced Editor and has the right to show this Wikipedia Simple English Edition.

10,000 edits! And that is not counting the TRM on Tour contributions! And with more than 18 months service, it is time you recieved a book (and you are due for another one in March!). Here is your Pocket Edition of the Simple English Wikipedia, Congratulations, Peterdownunder (talk) 22:08, 13 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Very kind of you, thanks! The Rambling Man (talk) 10:01, 14 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Noah Cyrus/Seven[change source]

I explained about "seven years underage", even though the discussion was already dead. My basic argument is BLP should be followed strictly in the case of new articles on minors Purplebackpack89≈≈≈≈ 22:54, 4 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No, BLP is BLP, "minor" or not. The Rambling Man (talk) 06:13, 5 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If BLP is BLP, than BLP PRODding is acceptable. I don't quite understand why you don't feel that it's absolutely imperative for articles on children to be properly referenced. Nor do I understand why you keep putting "minor" and "underage" in quotes Purplebackpack89≈≈≈≈ 06:28, 5 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
All articles should be properly referenced. My point was finding a ref for this article would have been much quicker than nominating it for deletion. "minor" in your jurisdication may be different from "minor" in my jurisdiction. "underage" was your quotation because, on its own, it makes no sense at all. Underage for what? Drinking? Driving? Smoking? Voting? The Rambling Man (talk) 13:54, 5 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please review the article World War II privately, since WP:PR might draw no attention. Thank you.

P.S. I'm about to propose it a good article. --Horus (talk) 06:41, 15 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reference question[change source]

Should accessdates/retrieval dates be formatted as YYYY-MM-DD, or MMM DD, YYYY? --SEPTActaMTA8235 16:45, 20 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It doesn't matter, but they should all be the same. The Rambling Man (talk) 16:48, 20 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Forgive my outburst earlier[change source]

I just get frustrated sometimes. I know you have the interest of Wikipedia (and really, really, mind-blowing good articles) at heart, but sometimes your tone comes off as "I know you've worked hard and made hundreds of edits to the article, but it's still not good enough". You probably don't mean it; that's just how I feel about the GA process sometimes Purplebackpack89≈≈≈≈ 06:17, 28 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No, that is what I mean. It doesn't undermine the hard work you've put in, I know that you've bust a gut to get this article up to GA, but there are still things that need to be sorted. Most reviewers here are happy to just drive by and call "support". I'm not one of those. I want to read every sentence of every article to make sure it's good. I'm not changing this approach for anyone or anything. Like it or lump it. The Rambling Man (talk) 11:54, 28 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I wouldn't call other editor's supports drive-by...if it meets the criteria as written, it doesn't have to exceed them. You need to understand that your forcefulness has come close to driving me off this wikipedia, and I think it might have had that effect on other editors. Purplebackpack89≈≈≈≈ 01:02, 29 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Popping in to say "support" when there are clear problems classes as "drive by" to me. Sorry if a thorough review puts you off. The Rambling Man (talk) 08:14, 29 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh and your essay is great but you are the only editor than has made so much fuss about my reviews. Every other editor has responded positively and gratefully. The Rambling Man (talk) 08:53, 29 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi TRM, have you heard anymore about the CREDO accounts? I haven't and I am worried my email might have junked information from them. --Peterdownunder (talk) 11:55, 1 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not TRM, but I haven't heard anything further either, so am equally interested as to whether anything has been heard. Cheers, Goblin 12:00, 1 May 2011 (UTC) I ♥ Belinda!Reply[reply]
No guys, not a bean yet. Nothing to be unduly worried about I don't think. The Rambling Man (talk)

Jessica Alba[change source]

Comments at Jessica Alba, which you promoted to a VGA. Albacore (talk · changes) 20:25, 1 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks a lot. Good to see someone around here cares about keeping standards. Many responses at the page you noted. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:28, 1 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I believe I've now addressed them all. Thanks so much for your interest. The Rambling Man (talk) 17:10, 2 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

List of smoking bans[change source]

Since you just QDed it, could you close the RFD I started Purplebackpack89≈≈≈≈ 21:54, 1 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I QDed it before you RFDed it so there's no reason why you can't close it yourself. Really, it's worth checking these things before wasting time at RFD. It was a clear copy-and-paste from The Rambling Man (talk) 21:58, 1 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I had hoped with the extra time it could have been salvaged; also, I was under the impression you shouldn't close RFDs you've started Purplebackpack89≈≈≈≈ 22:05, 1 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That would have been ideal but too much. You could easily close an RFD if another admin has QD'd the article, there's no problem there... The Rambling Man (talk) 22:10, 1 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just wondering...[change source]

Where does your username come from? --SEPTActaMTA8235 19:36, 4 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A Lemon Jelly song...! The Rambling Man (talk) 19:39, 4 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply] was you on IRC, then yes, you were in the right channel. I just noticed it too late :-) -Barras (talk) 21:57, 4 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Popped in, it was all quiet...! The Rambling Man (talk) 22:05, 4 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, most people only idle there. The channel is generally quite. It is only useful if someone needs help. Most other conversation happens in our top-secret admin channel. -Barras (talk) 08:41, 5 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SEPTA's TP[change source]

Why not just edit his block settings to remove TP access so we can still edit it? chrisianrocker90 17:46, 10 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Indef blocked, no-one needs to edit it. He can email if he wants to. Stop wasting time, do something less boring and more useful instead of feeding this troll. The Rambling Man (talk) 17:47, 10 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Lol. This is why the wiki needs a court policy. Heheh. Reverter (talk) 17:49, 10 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Y'know, maybe we should bring this to the Simple Wikipedia's IRC client. It'll be fast, easy, and everyone can have a say. Reverter (talk) 17:50, 10 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Or, how about you just stay out of things that don't concern you at all. Move along please. And IRC isn't official in the slightest. Goblin 17:51, 10 May 2011 (UTC) I ♥ Gordonrox24!Reply[reply]
(e/c) No, keep it on-wiki. And it's job done. If another admin wants to start a wheel-war with me, then fine, but enough time and energy has been wasted already on this. Let's all grow up a little bit and work on articles rather than this crap. The Rambling Man (talk) 17:52, 10 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Got it. Reverter (talk) 17:58, 10 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi TRM, my CREDO access arrived this morning. Hope you have yours as well. Enjoy the referencing. --Peterdownunder (talk) 12:21, 12 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, ditto. Cheers! The Rambling Man (talk) 12:38, 12 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tropical Depression Ten (2005)[change source]

I've fixed/replied to your concerns about the PGA nomination of Tropical Depression Ten (2005). Could you please take a look here and post further comments? Thanks. NotImportant (talk) 08:24, 15 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for Rollback[change source]

I had given a request for rollback and you had replied that seeking adminship can not be done early. But I was talking about my request of rollback, not of adminship. Omkar 07:47, 17 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your choice to seek adminship so early indicated to me that you were not ready for the rollback tool either. Get some experience around here first, shouldn't be too difficult. The Rambling Man (talk) 09:21, 17 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comments addressed at Talk:Saturn (planet)[change source]

All concerns have been addressed, if you could give another review before the article is proposed at WP:VGA that would be nice. Albacore (talk · changes) 20:40, 25 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Will do my best, although don't hold off on nominating for me. Good work. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:42, 25 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Saturn (planet) has been renominated for a WP:VGA. Thanks for your efforts in identifying its many problems. --Peterdownunder (talk) 07:31, 4 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nearly all previous concerns have been addressed - except the question about minus sign consistency between the article and the info box. I added more info to the article on rotation periods which might have answered the problem, but can you check again and point out what I have missed. Thanks. --Peterdownunder (talk) 06:13, 6 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks![change source]

I'd just like to thank you specifically for your help in 'that' unpleasantness. I really appreciate your support and I won't let you down. Ydennek (talk) 16:38, 26 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Opinion needed[change source]

Hi TRM, once again I would like to ask your opinion. I am preparing an article on the explorer John McDouall Stuart for GA and then hopefully VGA. The question is, does it need citations in the intro paragraphs. Macdonald-ross says it does, but I remember (I think) a comment from you that it was either all or nothing (provided that the info is cited in the article). Could you have a look and comment. If you see any major shortcomings in the article that need to be addressed before it goes to PGA then that would be appreciated to. Thanks, --Peterdownunder (talk) 11:37, 16 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, quick reply. No, nothing in a lead needs to be referenced. A correct lead is a summary of the whole article and should never contain information that is not referenced in the main body. I can see very few exceptions to this, other than for perhaps direct quotations in the lead. I'll take a look at the Stuart article in due course. If not, I'll review it at PGA. Knowing your work, it certainly won't have any major shortcomings! The Rambling Man (talk) 19:18, 17 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I am used to the regular wikipedia. Can you help me with this one?Greg (Heffley · c · l) 22:42, 19 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Probation[change source]

Hi TRM, how are you? I hate to drag all this up again, but I was looking for your opinion. I'm still technically under 'probation' for another 3 months, having served half of my 'sentence' (lack of a better word...) however I was hoping that this could all be cleared up and we could move on early seeing as there has been no problems with my editing, as I knew there wouldn't be. I'm asking you first as you were the editor who organised the proposal and the admin who unblocked. Basically do you think the community would be in a position to remove me from this shameful probation early? 'Letting me off early for good behaviour' sort of thing...? Your thoughts would be most welcome as always. Kind regards, Normandy (talk) 13:02, 28 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just putting in my two cents. I would be ok with that. Normandy has gained a good amount of trust back, I feel. However, I will leave it up to TRM to decide. :) --Gordonrox24 | Talk 15:16, 28 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah, I don't have an issue with re-opening a discussion with the community to get a consensus for "early release on good behaviour", not a problem. I'll knock something up at WP:ST and we'll see how it goes. The Rambling Man (talk) 15:50, 28 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you again for your (continuing) support. I've said it before but I really do appreciate it. Normandy (talk) 13:28, 29 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Adoption[change source]

Hi TRM, I was wondering, would you mind adopting me? It's just that I have loads to learn about Wikipedia and I'm pretty sure that you're one of the best and most experienced Wikipedians on here, so whatd'ya say? Orashmatash (tc) 15:54, 30 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I could give it a go. I am fairly busy in real life at the moment so may be a bit slow in responding to you, but otherwise I'm happy to help. What do you need specific help with here? The Rambling Man (talk) 17:24, 30 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Policy. I am absolutely hopeless when it comes to policy. I need help finding policies that should be learned before contributing to Wikipedia, I am going to read all policies again, too. I just need some tips on how this wiki works, because I keep being told that I am 'bringing' things over from ENWP which admittedly, I am. I need help not to do that. Orashmatash (tc) 17:30, 30 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Also, I would like you to tell me when you think I should apply for user-rights. I am currently working hard to get the experience for Patroller and Rollback. Orashmatash (tc) 17:35, 30 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The Special Barnstar
Thankyou once again for your detailed analysis of articles being proposed for PGA and GA status. Your effort on John McDouall Stuart was invaluable in making sure that a high standard is kept up for our showpiece articles. I learn so much each time you review my writing, thankyou Peterdownunder (talk) 11:04, 4 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, my pleasure to help. The Rambling Man (talk) 11:29, 10 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Battle Dawn[change source]

Hi Rambling man. Just out of interest; have you ever played an online MMORPG called "Battle Dawn?" I ask because I used to play it and there was someone in it called "The Rambling Man". Orashmatash 22:01, 7 October 2011 (UTC) I like... Chocolate!Reply[reply]

Nah, not me. Haven't got time for that sort of thing! The Rambling Man (talk) 11:28, 10 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well it looks like someone's stole your username! :O --Orashmatash 21:23, 10 October 2011 (UTC) I like... Wikipedia!Reply[reply]

:P Goblin 21:27, 10 October 2011 (UTC) I ♥ Barras!Reply[reply]

Categorisation[change source]

Hi TRM. Just to let you know that I am currently removing all high-level categories that I have updated today. My apologies, I had just remembered about sub-categories. Orashmatash 14:23, 16 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No problem, it happens, no harm done. The Rambling Man (talk) 14:42, 16 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Finished removing. I think I'll leave the category work to Auntof6... Maybe changing stub tags to be more specific would be more down my street... :) Orashmatash 14:53, 16 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rename of OrashmaBot[change source]

Hello Rambling Man! On your AN comment; could you please rename "OrashmaBot" to "Arashmatash"? I'll just use it as a Doppelgänger. Cheers, Orashmatash 17:16, 18 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Review?[change source]

Hey there, I was wondering if you can review the Selena article and tell me if its ready or not to be renominated at WP:PGA? Thanks, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 19:10, 18 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yo, since when did you become 'street'? :P Normandy (talk) 16:51, 19 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The thing is, I've always been 'street' but never dared get it out in public....! The Rambling Man (talk) 16:55, 19 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Teamwork Barnstar[change source]

The Teamwork Barnstar
For The Rambling Man, who took part in the big biography weekend in October 21-26, 2011. With help from 15 other editors, 48 new biography articles were created. Thanks for being part of the team. Peterdownunder (talk) 22:59, 26 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Harryrichards180[change source]

Hey TRM! Yesterday, Harryrichards180 (talk · contribs) was creating non-notable articles, and was warned that continuing would result in a block. He is now adding advertisements to the project. Please see this diff. He has done the same thing on his user page and has created an advertising article, which I have tagged for QD. Just letting you know in case you'd like to do something. Cheers! –Orashmatash 13:26, 30 October 2011 (UTC) P.S. Could you please take a look at my V.I.P. report? It's been there for two days. –Orashmatash 13:26, 30 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I fully understand your dislike with the use of IRC. I used to hold firm opinions on this matter myself. Having used it for ages now, I can honestly say that it's a benign entity, mostly boring. It is most certainly not officially representative of the WMF, but it does have a de facto status of being quasi-official. People use it to ask stewards for action; they use it to keep in touch with each other and share opinions about loads of things, some wiki, some not. I see it as little different to email for the post part. PBP and me were in a private message that he initiated and we began to talk. I don't believe that was a wrong thing. As for deciding policy, deciding to ban someone, etc., must never be done on IRC. I totally agree with that. Hope this helps you understand my way of thinking, fr33kman 19:38, 31 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fine, I can accept discrete discussion. But never should on-wiki decisions be made off-wiki unless complete anonymity or such like is required. This is a case of a disruptive editor, with a lengthy record of blocks, who was indef blocked. I go to bed and wake up to discover that a clandestine discussion between the pair of you has resulted in him being absolved of anything. What? If you do that sort of thing, you should publish the discussion. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:08, 31 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Re: this. I don't appreciate the insinuation of subterfuge, there was none. I can decide to unblock/change block for whatever reason, and I can use IRC to talk to the blocked user if I so wish. NO community input was needed because it was me changing the block I placed. You can't possibly thing I'd do anything underhanded. If the community had banned him then me and him discussing an unblock on IRC would be wrong. But, the community did not ban him. Since a single admin can not community ban a person it is a perfect nonsense to claim that a) he was banned by me, b) I lifted the none existent community ban, or c) went against consensus. I wouldn't have blocked him twice if I were plotting with him! I now think you owe me an apology! (bet I won't get it) fr33kman 21:14, 31 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Listen, I'm happy to apologise for anything I've got wrong, but I'm saying and doing what I am for the benefit of this community. Completely opaque discussions resulting in on-wiki decisions are not acceptable. I don't have a clue what "apologising" or "forgiveness" went on in your IRC session(s). Nor do I wish to know. All I do know is that it's of no consequence here on-wiki. And that's pretty obvious. Why should a community accept under-the-counter decisions when they have no clue as to why or who or what or where or when things were said of any relevance to Wikipedia? I need said anyone banned him, I never said anything ever about a ban. In fact, I asked where this "ban" concept came from. Once again, I will happily apologise (and I sorry to see your flippant remark "bet I won't get it", you really think that poorly of me?) if I've done anything wrong, but I'm shocked how badly this community and its "elders" have dealt with such a disruption. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:21, 31 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I admit that IRC can be problematic, but it was me gathering evidence I wanted in order to decide whether or not to change my block. I can accept evidence in such a case from someone's word over IRC. If it gets proven wrong the block button is easy to press. My point is that it wasn't a ban, it couldn't have been a ban since one person can not decide to ban a person. As I have said, I do sometimes block indef, think about it some more and alter my block. I've told the community multiple times that this is what I do. If I used a time frame initially then I'm stuck with that time unless I decide to extend it (someone will complain) or reduce it (someone will complain). "You really think that poorly of me?" No, not at all, but you seem to think that poorly of me. Now that a ban discussion has begun, initiated by me, the community has the ball, so I restored the original block period. Anyway, let's stop going on at each other and let this thing do its business naturally. btw: I did speak very harshly with PBP about using the {{vandal}} template on you. It was the height of rudeness. fr33kman 21:31, 31 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have no issue with you at all Fr33kman. Not at all. And I agree, the business does need to continue naturally. And it should engage more than just you, I and a couple of others. I only felt strongly about your course of action because I strenuously object to activity on IRC and even more so to that leaking over to Wikipedia. Simple as that. PBP has clearly no remorse for using the vandal template on me. That's a different discussion, but an important one nonetheless, not to mention the canvassing. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:35, 31 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I know you hate people using IRC, I used to be that way myself. I then joined and found it was much to do about nothing. I promise I'll be more open with its use in the future, but I still defend this particular use. I don't like to tell people off in public, like I said, it leaves them with little dignity. fr33kman 21:42, 31 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Quite so, but we owe a duty of care to our editors, they need to know what's going on, how decisions are made, if not then admins etc here will be even more "god-like" which is never a good thing. Responsibility and accountability are core elements of our commitment to our editors, in my opinion. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:58, 31 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello The Rambling Man. Just asking, is Ana Ivanović now up-to-date? If yes, you should remove the tag from the article and let me know so that I can close the demotion request. Cheers! --Orashmatash 20:00, 17 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Per my note there, it's up to date. The Rambling Man (talk) 17:18, 21 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okey dokey. I thought so, I just wasn't sure since you didn't remove the tag from the article. I'll close the request for you now. Cheers! -Orashmatash 21:48, 21 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Abuse filter[change source]

Hello The Rambling Man, I have fixed edit filter 12 ('one-case only article') yesterday. For the moment, the filter is simply tagging, but later it can be changed to warn/block. Thanks for pointing out the problem. --Eptalon (talk) 09:42, 21 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Could you take a look?[change source]

Hey TRM, hope all is well - long time no speak! Just wondering if you could take a brief look over my latest updates to Victoria line (see, and let me know if they're all in order or not? With it being a VGA I felt it best to get some feedback, but probably doesn't require going through some form of 'reconfirmation' as they're only minor. Thanks in advance! Regards, Goblin 15:21, 13 December 2011 (UTC) I ♥ Chenzw!Reply[reply]

PGA review[change source]

Hey TRM! It's been some time since I've worked on that GA area and I've just posted a PGA here. I'd really appreciate it when you could take a look at it and help with comments (or you just fix minor stuff yourself). Thanks a bunch! -Barras talk 15:30, 8 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you[change source]

Hi, sorry for writing in English. I'm writing to ask you, as a bureaucrat of this wiki, to translate and review the notification that will be sent to all users, also on this wiki, who will be forced to change their user name on May 27 and will probably need your help with renames. You may also want to help with the pages m:Rename practices and m:Global rename policy. Thank you, Nemo 17:09, 3 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, sorry for writing in English. I'm writing to ask you, as a bureaucrat of this wiki, to translate and review the notification that will be sent to all users, also on this wiki, who will be forced to change their user name on May 27 and will probably need your help with renames. You may also want to help with the pages m:Rename practices and m:Global rename policy. Thank you, Nemo 17:09, 3 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Barnstar![change source]

Barnstar Congratulations: You have been given a Barnstar!

The Rambling Man, Thanks for your contributions. I hope you never leave! --Aaqib Hola! 21:26, 22 June 2013 (UTC) Reply[reply]

Hello again![change source]

Good to see you back, even if it is only for one edit. Consider staying won't you please? Don't make me beg! Kennedy (talk) 13:43, 26 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Kennedy, hope all's well? I'd like to pop back for a bit, what's going down? 14:00, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
Glad to hear it! Yes all is well enough - hit and a miss - but generally fine thank you for asking. How have you been? The usual really, a small influx of new users recently so the joys of that... Kennedy (talk) 14:04, 26 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Admin activity[change source]

This is just notice to let you know your account was below the inactivity requirement of 100 edits and/or actions on October 1st. Should you still be below 100 on January 1st your admin tools will be removed per WP:Inactive administrators. If you know you will not be active in the next couple of months feel free to let us know and we can just remove them now otherwise it will be done automatically at the beginning of the new year. -DJSasso (talk) 13:32, 1 October 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, Rambling Man. I noticed that you deleted these two articles that are at RFD. Are you planning to close the RFDs as well? I'm just asking because I track the RFDs that I initiate. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 14:12, 1 October 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nice to see you again! Macdonald-ross (talk) 18:54, 21 April 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfD nomination of Sponsor[change source]

An editor has requested deletion of Sponsor, an article you created. We appreciate your changes, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article meets Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in his/her nomination (see also "What Wikipedia is not").

Please comment on the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2015/Sponsor and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~).

You may also change the article during the discussion to address the nominator's concerns. But you should not remove the requests for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion debate. Thank you very much. Hydriz (talk) 03:50, 26 April 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfD nomination of Bleacher[change source]

An editor has requested deletion of Bleacher, an article you created. We appreciate your changes, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article meets Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in his/her nomination (see also "What Wikipedia is not").

Please comment on the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2015/Bleacher and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~).

You may also change the article during the discussion to address the nominator's concerns. But you should not remove the requests for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion debate. Thank you very much. Hydriz (talk) 05:32, 26 April 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Where did you use the {{cite book}} on Bobby Fischer[change source]

Hello, The Rambling Man, I have noticed you have done some citations to the article Bobby Fischer. The citations, in the box below, are:

* {{Cite book|last1=Böhm|first1=Hans|last2=Jongkind|first2=Kees|title=Bobby Fischer: the wandering king|url=|year=2003|publisher=Batsford|isbn=0713489359|accessdate=April 2, 2011|ref=CITEREFBöhmJongkind2003}}
* {{Cite book| last=Brady| first=Frank |year= 2011| title=Endgame: Bobby Fischer’s remarkable rise and fall| isbn=978-0307463906|publisher=Crown Publishing Group (NY) |ref=CITEREFBrady2011}}
* {{cite book|last1=Burgess|first1=Graham|last2=Nunn|first2=John|last3=Emms|first3=John|title=The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games|url=|year=2010|publisher=Running Press|isbn=0762439955|accessdate=April 2, 2011|ref=CITEREFBurgessNunn2010}}

Instead of adding them there, could you please add them where they are used? Thanks The Rumbling Man PokestarFan (talk) 21:33, 20 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

TRM hasn't been around in a while, so unless he gets email notifications, I'm not sure whether you'll get a response.
The article uses a form of Harvard referencing. You can see exactly where those sources are used; refs 1, 5 and 7. Osiris (talk) 03:54, 21 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Side banners on your userpage[change source]

I'm new to Wikipedia and would like to add some neat things to my userpage. I saw that you have a lot of banners to the side of yours and wandered how you did that? Would you mind telling me how to do it? 16chseld 104 (talk) 03:35, 5 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I wan't you to connect Rudaw Media Network and Huawei to the real article of them. Roj Serbest Kerîm Talk with me 08:11, 8 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]