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I like Bryan too but you can't vote twice!! You'll just have to find another rfcu to vote on - hope all is good, cheers --Herby talk thyme 18:23, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Ya.... I wonder what RFCU that might be... heard there's one on Meta running right now! Not sure whose, though. PS, you Incontestably spelt "incontestibly" wrong. :P ++Lar: t/c 21:49, 5 September 2007 (UTC)


Hi. I'm not even sure what Commons:ns is, and thought I should know. Could you tell me? --Steinninn 13:31, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Heh... Commons:ns is my shorthand for the Commons: Namespace. Places like Commons:Village Pump, etc. Cary Bass demandez 13:45, 13 September 2007 (UTC)


Could you please check what I did wrong here? Israel is indeed in Asia, but it shouldn't have such a different color ;-) I guess it is my graphical amateurism Drork 03:35, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

Ouch :O! Maybe you should wait for Delphine to get back... Cary Bass demandez 16:16, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

Old Wikisource[edit]

Please use [[:s:bn:প্রধান পাতা|বাংলা]] instead of [[:s:bn:প্রধান পাতা|প্রধান পাতা]] at the Template:Wikisource languages. Because বাংলা is native name of the language. Thank you.--Bellayet 04:56, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Okay. My bad. Cary Bass demandez 12:22, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Bengali wikisource[edit]

Thank you for your welcome message. You will happy to know that Bengali wikisource has reached 100 articles.--Bellayet 02:41, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

My old account here[edit]

Bastique, please can you rename User:SunStar Net to User:FormerCommonsUser18202 for me. I locked myself out of that account and am no longer using it. Also, can you please block it too. Thanks, --Solumeiras 18:40, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Please place this request on Commons:Changing username. Cary Bass demandez 19:36, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Wikimania 2008[edit]

Greetings Carry, you once invited me for Wikimania 2007, but I unfortunately missed out. Are they still scholarships for active African users as I desparately need one for Alexandria. Regards Part 18:01, 12 October 2007 (UTC) Kindly use [1].


Hi :) My name is Milan. I’m a user on the serbian wiki. I want to upload some pictures from the website It’s about a music festival EXIT in Novi Sad, Serbia. This website have a licence CC-BY-SA-NC , and it’s not compatible with GFDL (because of NC). But we on the serbian wiki have a special permission to upload and use all pictures and text from this website. Is it possible to upload these pictures on the Wikimedia Commons. I don’t want someone erase them because of this licences incomatibility. I’m sorry if my english is not very good. Please answer here. Thank you!

No. It must be compatible with Commons rules to be uploaded here. Cary Bass demandez 14:18, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Uploads by Wiki blue/Sandy[edit]

Hi Cary. Could you please have a little chat with Sandy on proper sourcing of media on Commons? I have written a little note on her talk page, but I think a 5 minute chat might be much more effective and complete. Cheers! Siebrand 07:47, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Wrong information/licensing on fundraising image !!![edit]

please have a look at Image talk:Movie.png, urgent, please! thanks

Vivelafete paradiso.jpg[edit]


Cette photo a été uploadée il y a quelques années. Je ne sais pas si OTRS existait à l'époque, mais la description parle d'un échange de mails dont on ne trouve aucune trace. Je ne sais pas si on peut réellement considérer cette image comme libre. J'ai depuis uploadé plusieurs nouvelles photos de ce groupe sous licence CC-BY-SA-2.0 issues de Flickr. Il faudrait peut être contacter l'auteur ou supprimer l'image, non ? En passant, je n'ai trouvé sur Commons:OTRS aucun modèle à ajouter pour ce genre de cas (et c'est loin d'être le premier que je rencontre). Il faudrait peut être penser en créer un :) Okki 03:55, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Image:XPepSquad-poster.jpg and Image:XPhoneSex-dvd.jpg[edit]

Hi, the 2 images above were uploaded by Ella Spencer, the PA and publicity manager for Steve Balderson, an independent filmmaker who owns their copyright. As she is not herself Steve and they are commercial images, the sourcing was queried and they are now in danger of being deleted. I contacted Ella on her userpage on the English Wikipedia en:User talk:Pipistrello2004 and she has got Steve to send an email. She has asked me if this will work and I haven't a clue. Another admin who was helpful in the past said I needed to talk to someone with OTRS access. So please, will you help? --Simonxag 01:29, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

It looks handled :) Cary Bass demandez 14:55, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

OK, thanks for your help. --Simonxag 20:14, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

Changing username[edit]

Hi. I'd like to change my username from User:Jraf to User:TwoWings, because I would progressively want all my Wikimedia accounts to be homogeneous. Thanks for your comprehension. --TwoWings (jraf) * Wanna talk? ;-) 14:42, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Requests for that are handled at Commons:Changing_username Hope that helps. ++Lar: t/c 15:14, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
Done. Sorry. --TwoWings (jraf) * Wanna talk? ;-) 20:34, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Cyclone Sidr[edit]

Thank God, we are safe. But even in capital Dhaka power and telecommunication sector need more than a week to be normal.--Bellayet 08:02, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Wikipédia cree[edit]

Bonjour Bastique,

Je ne sais pas comment te contacter, où l'on peut trouver l'email d'une personne inscrite ici? J'ai vu que tu participais au wikipedia cree j'aimerais ton aide pour une très très courte traduction en cree comment faire merci

Désolé, Je ne peux pas traduire en cree {Cri (langue), oui?}. Mon participation etait une "Steward" capacité. Cary Bass demandez 16:04, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Merci bastique .. Oui cri... je ne suis pas très à l'aise avec le fonctionnement de wikipedia, comment trouver les emails d'users comme toi? on ne peut les contacter que comme ceci? je vais continuer à chercher.. merci pour ta réponse

Category:SVG maps[edit]

Image deletion warning Category:SVG maps has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this image, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue. If the file is up for deletion because it has been superseded by a superior derivative of your work, consider the notion that although the file may be deleted, your hard work (which we all greatly appreciate) lives on in the new file.
In all cases, please do not take the deletion request personally. It is never intended as such. Thank you!

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Hi, you deleted Image:Greystitle.jpg, with the comment Copyrighted title. Not free. Not Ineligible. Read up !. Which part of the title do you think is copyrighted? --rimshottalk 10:48, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

I'm afraid this is not eligible for hosting on Commons. The image is part of a title sequence, and it is a copyrighted trademark belonging either to ABC or the production company. The issue of copyrighted trademarks has been discussed at length on Commons, and this image would require a release by the trademark's owner.
On another note, you've only just become an administrator, so let me explain something. It's a bad idea to restore images that another administrator has deleted without discussion beforehand. I suggest you be very careful in doing it in the future. Cary Bass demandez 16:24, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
(the above is copied from my talk, let's keep the discussion in one place)
I still think that it shouldn't have been deleted without discussion. There is ample precedence for keeping trademarked logos, if they don't have a sufficient degree of originality. Anyway, let's see where the deletion request goes. As you say, I am a new admin and may be wrong. If this is deleted, I'll have learned something new :) --rimshottalk 16:54, 30 November 2007 (UTC)


Hi, the images you are uploading are not appearing. It's showing an error. Mønobi 00:54, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you. I am aware of the error. The software is such that it cannot display thumbnails of any PNG over 12.5 million pixels. However, the images are themselves intact. Visit Commons:Pearson Scott Foresman to find out why I'm uploading them. Thanks. Cary Bass demandez 15:33, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

Deletion request and OTRS[edit]

Given that the OTRS ticket relating to this was undertaken by you, I thought inform you of this (long overdue) deletion request.--Nilfanion 00:16, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you. I've commented :) Cary Bass demandez 04:00, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

New York Yacht Club[edit]

You assure NYYC´s burgee has copyright. It could be a mistake, the seal can have copyright, but flags can not.--Banderas 18:13, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

Jimbo Wales ilustradores[edit]

Hola: S oy Luz Grioni, diseñadora en comunicación visual, amiga de Patricio Lorente. Soy de La Plata y él me comentó que andan buscando gustaría saber cuales son los requisitos, si necesitan hacere una prueba, etc.

gracias y saludos

--Dcvgrioni 18:04, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Hello Luz,
The details may be found here: m:Proyecto Philip Greenspun de ilustración. Cary Bass demandez 18:40, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Haitian creole Wikipedia (wikipedya nan kreyòl ayisyen)[edit]

hello Bastique,

i'd like to know who are the actual administrators of the haitian creole wikipedia. And i'd like to apply for that post; how should i proceed ?

i've started or continued some projects which were dieing due to the lack of contributors, could i be the administrator of them too ?

thanks in advance for your reply.

Masterches 11:48, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

User:Korrigan has been an administrator of the ht.wikipedia. I had put him in that position on a temporary basis. As encouraging participation in the Kreyol wikipedia is a pet project of mine, I'll go ahead and put a temporary request for adminship on m:RFP. Cary Bass demandez 14:50, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
See m:Requests_for_permissions#Masterches.40htwiki.2C_Masterches.40htwikisource. Cary Bass demandez 14:56, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
thank you for your reply and initiative to propose me for the post. I'm discussing within a group of linguist who are bringing there abilities to a google translation project, i do think there are many opportunities to a great development of ht-wikis, particularly the wikipedya and wiksyonè. I'm trying now to reorganize the categories which are not collected within portals (mathematics, physics, history, education ...etc) and filing essential entries for encouraging contributions.
i'll follow the discussion on my application on RFP, have i to do something else? if not, it's ok for me. thx again
Masterches 01:02, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Hi, Bastique. I deeply appreciate your support in my recent nomination. Finally, I've been appointed and I'm ready to go on working (this time with some extra buttons). If you need anything from me, don't hesitate to contact me. I'll be glad to help. Best regards and thank you again. --Ecemaml (talk to me/habla conmigo) 21:33, 16 December 2007 (UTC)


ZOMG barnstar.svg ZOMG, a barnstar!!
I hereby give you the ZOMG!! barnstar for making the Commons community going "zOMG how can he scan and upload so many Pearson Scotts Foresman images?!" Enjoy ;) Patrícia msg 15:58, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Hi there[edit]

Heya Cary,

I went out photo-hunting yesterday and took a bunch of shots, most of which are going on wikipedia articles, but the best ones I'm nominating for Quality Image and eventually Featured Image. Would you mind doing a Quality image review, and considering whether I should candidate them for Featured? It's my first time in this process so I don't know what to expect. Swatjester 00:16, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

PS, you're looking here: [2] Swatjester 00:18, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

Seasons Greetings[edit]

Wishing you the very best for the season - but with this full bag! -- Cat ちぃ? 19:08, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your trust[edit]

Thank you for exhibiting trust in me in my recent request. I will do my best to continue to act in a way that will benefit the commons and the commons community. -- Avi 01:23, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Universities and colleges[edit]

I know it's been a long time, but when you created Category:Universities and colleges in the United States you placed it under Category:Buildings in the United States. But a university or college isn't typically a single building, and may include many things besides buildings (open outdoor space, athletic stadiums, and also people). (In the extreme cases, a single college or university may have widely dispersed campuses: consider Antioch in this respect.) It seems to me that we should want to separate out a Category:University and college buildings in the United States (which should be under Category:Buildings in the United States) from the present category, which I think should not. But before I even begin to contemplate such an enormous task, I figured I'd check with you and see if there is something I'm missing. - Jmabel | talk 05:52, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Feel free to do it. Cary Bass demandez 01:11, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Many Thanks[edit]

Broom icon.svg
Dear Bastique,
Thank you for taking part in my Requests for Adminship. The RfA was successful and I am now an administrator here. There were concerns over my temperament from respected editors, and I have taken these concerns on board, with the aim of being a more polite and courteous administrator both here and on the English Wikipedia. If you need help with anything, here or on the English Wikipedia, such as history from deleted images and such, please don't hesitate to shout. My door is always open, so to speak. Nick 20:42, 6 January 2008 (UTC).

Sysop at Wikimania 2008[edit]

Hi Cary, can you please make me sysop at the Wikimania 2008? I am head of the program committee and would like to better clean up a bit. Thanks and greetings! -- Nichtich 19:37, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Done. See your talk page at wm08. Cary Bass demandez 22:55, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! :-) -- Nichtich 23:20, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Username change[edit]

Hi Cary. Long time no see (on IRC I mean)!

I'd like to request for unsurpation of User:Huji to something else, and renaming my account to User:Huji. I created that a long time ago, and I couldn't remember the password (no email set). Regards, HujiStat 08:17, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Oops, I figured I should've posted this on Commons:Changing username. Pardon me for bothering. HujiStat 08:23, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Image:Grande Arche de La Défense et fontaine.jpg[edit]

Hello, you have supported to the promotion of the image Image:Grande Arche de La Défense et fontaine.jpg to the Featured Picture status, and I thank you for that. Currently this image has been proposed to deletion by another user under the pretext that there is no FOP in France.

I believe that the image is not a copyright infringement; the main subject is the water from the fountain, the Grand Arche is unavoidable in the background. In what the lightning of the fountain is concerned, as user Arad mentioned in the original nomination, they are very simple and they do not have a special plan, so they cannot be copyrighted.

If you wish you can express your opinion on this issue on the deletion request page of this image, otherwise the image could disappear soon; the usage check indicates that the image is already used in around 150 pages around internation wikis (usage check), it would be a pity for the community to see a FP image disappear.

Thanks and best regards, --Atoma 16:59, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Armenian provinces (again)[edit]

Any updates on making those SVG maps of the Armenian provinces? We still need Gegharkunik, Kotayk, Lori, Shirak, Syunik, Tavush, and Vayots Dzor in the same style as your Aragatsotn, Ararat, and Armavir maps. Thanks again! -- Aivazovsky 18:17, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks again[edit]

for the help with Image:Gate control.svg, I'll get that sucker working eventually :) Delldot 18:53, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

CU noination[edit]

would you please accept your nomination for a local CU within commons. --Tarawneh 01:18, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Hello Bastique[edit]

Hello, it could take my request in Commons:Changing username please? (disculpe mi escritura del inglés, apenas estoy aprendiendo a escribirlo), mil gracias, --Tratadista 05:40, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

The order already was taken care of by Eugene, Thanks anyway. --Carlos Zeas 16:38, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
Hi, it looks as if Eugene is taking care of things :) Cary Bass demandez 20:40, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Help needed[edit]

Hi, I need a little help from an admin with OTRS access. I've opened a deletion request for an image transferred here from The italian OTRS responsibles told me that the permission grant to is valid for all wikimedia projects.

I've added OTRS ticket information to the image description. Could you check if the ticket is valid and close the deletion request if necessary? I don't know how to close it :-P Thanks and bye. Jalo 00:28, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

there is a ticket but sadly I do not read Italian. Cary Bass demandez 05:28, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Happy Checkuser ;)[edit]

You are now one ;) Regards, abf /talk to me/ 13:57, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations on getting support from the Commons Community for this extra tool. FloNight♥♥♥ 20:25, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

Egyptian Wikipe-tan[edit]

Hi Bastique, I'm Kasuga at Wikipedia. I have drawn your request belatedly. Please check this. Regards. --Kasuga 11:37, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Thank you soooooo much! She is beautiful!! Cary Bass demandez 17:22, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Many Thanks[edit]

Dear Bastique,
Thank you for supporting my Request for Adminship. I’m honored by your trust and will do my best to help build a better site. Durova 20:59, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Start small, close obvious deletion discussions. Get bolder with experience. Pretty soon Commons will have ten thousand images! (giggles, flees) ;)

Haitian creole wikipedia adminship[edit]

Hi Bastique,

-->a copy message from meta-wiki for backing my adminship on the wikipedia (

my adminship is going to end (march, 13th) and i'd like to renew my application. Could you back me again? (many things on the wikipedia have changed ! there is a lot to do !)

If you could suggest some elements for better aproval for my request, do not hesitate :-)

Thanks in advance.--->ht:itilizatè:masterches

The request here : adminship request

--Masterches 08:18, 10 March 2008 (UTC)


Hello Bastique. Some users dont like my user name and they asked me for rename. Could you rename me to Zubosud 89 please? Boss Kurvicek 08:55, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

You can do this at Commons:Changing Username. Bastique demandez 17:53, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Help with renaming[edit]

Hi, I would be grateful if you could help with the following.

I am User:Dovi at most Wikimedia wikis; I am a b'crat at and an admin at

However, here at Commons when I first logged in I made some sort of error with my password, and didn't put in an e-mail address. User:Dovi here at Commons is me, but I haven't been able to log in ever since, and have been contributing instead as User:DoviJ.

The User:Dovi account has 0 contributions.

I just finished creating my global account for all Wikimedia projects but I cannot complete it here at the Commons because of the above problem.

As a b'crat, is there anything you can do regarding renaming that can solve the problem? If User:DoviJ could be renamed as User:Dovi it would solve the problem.

Thanks, DoviJ 16:43, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Please leave your request at Commons:Changing username. Bastique demandez 19:06, 25 March 2008 (UTC)


Hi. Is there a specific reason for having this license template or can it be made into a redirect into the identical Template:PD-ScottForesman? /Lokal_Profil 14:20, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

The categorisation into raw/raw-processed/extracted seems to be done by Template:ScottForesman-raw/Template:ScottForesman instead. /Lokal_Profil 14:23, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Erin Silversmith[edit]

With regards my request for help to Erin Silversmith. Thanks for your interest, I thought to ask Erin, because she was the admin who deleted the file in question, and I thought she might remember if the files were the same, that was before I thought to ask at the Admins notice board. Anyway thanks to all the admins who compared the files for me. KTo288 22:13, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

Homemade Flan.jpg
Your image has been reviewed and promoted
Congratulations! Homemade Flan.jpg, which was produced by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.

Lycaon 21:00, 17 April 2008 (UTC)


I guess it's hard for you to rescan the rightmost "press" in Image:PSF_P-710003.png? It's a bit cut :(... Patrícia msg 20:36, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Sadly, I no longer have the originals :(. Bastique demandez 02:11, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
I was afraid of that. Well, maybe someone someday can draw what's missing. Cheers, Patrícia msg 11:18, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Armenia maps[edit]

Hello! I would like to ask you if you could find the time to "complete" your "Armenia map-work"... I used the detailed marz maps you created and categorized in Category:SVG maps of Armenia (Image:Armenia locater map armavir.svg, Image:Armenia locater map ararat.svg and Image:Armenia locater map aragatsotn.svg) and would apreciate if you produce equivalent maps to the remaining provinces...

Finally, congratulations on the good work with those maps! Thank you and best regards, Ematsu 10:04, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Hi, I'm a terrible person for dropping those, but I created them before I had to reinitiate my computer at home. I'll see what I can do if I have time this weekend. Bastique demandez 00:08, 14 May 2008 (UTC)


Image deletion warning Image:Conoid_(PSF).png has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this image, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
In all cases, please do not take the deletion request personally. It is never intended as such. Thank you!

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Avron 17:31, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Image:Schema meule.svg[edit]

Merci d'avoir réalisé la traduction des termes techniques de ce schéma ce qui lui donne une chance supplémentaire d'être classé feature image. Bonne continuation. User:Yelkrokoyade. -- 11:12, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Diffamation et menace[edit]

Bonjour. Je fais appel à toi parce que j'ai vu ton nom dans la liste des bureaucrates et que je ne suis pas sûr de l'endroit où poser ma "plainte". Je suis victime de diffamation et de menace de la part de Ribi (talk · contribs) ici (voir ma réaction dans la modification suivante). Peut-on faire quelque chose? Merci. --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 15:43, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

It seems that the discussion has gone on far longer than it should have and perhaps both parties should take a break from it before further comments are made that can be construed as bordering on defamation. It looks to have gotten the attention of several administrators as well. I don't know if more attention on these photographs from a broader spectrum of the community would be to the advantage of these photographs. Bastique demandez 19:42, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Can you please follow up two OTRS tickets for me? I think the images are copyvios...[edit]

Can you please check the OTRS tickets for Image:Amanda Gilman 2.jpg and Image:Amanda Gilman 1.jpg? I can't imagine who is licensing them under creative commons, because the first one is very definitely copyrighted by Fadil Berisha and the Miss Universe Organization. Unfortunately they've just taken down the 2006 profiles and the Internet Archive hasn't captured the image, but I know for a fact that that image is copyright. If you need more proof, I'll dig something up. The second was a professional picture taken during Gilman's reign. I guess I am less sure about this one, perhaps the release came from the photographer, I don't know but in light of the first problem I am highly suspicious of it too. Thanks. PageantUpdater 21:06, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Giggy's RfB[edit]


I just wanted to say a huge thanks for your support in my RfB. It just closed, and I'm now a bureaucrat. If you ever want to discuss any of my actions, as a 'crat, admin, or plain old user, please don't hesitate to leave a note on my talk page.

Cheers, giggy (:O) 10:52, 24 May 2008 (UTC)


Please rename my account name from Hendrixeesti to HendrixEesti--Hendrixeesti 08:07, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Please take this request to COM:CHU. Thanks. Bastique demandez 18:16, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Barnstars for Bastique!![edit]

Peace Barnstar 6.png The Barnstar of Peace
Because you are generally awesome in everything that gets done. Always treating people decently, even when they don't deserve it. ShakataGaNai Talk 23:26, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

RFA -- Thank You![edit]

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Catfishing.jpg Assume good faith lolcat.jpg Cat findz sox.jpg
Cute kitteh.jpg Gretel Eating Newcomers.jpg Server-kitty.jpg
Thank you for your support & comments in my RFA!!

I figured a bunch of Lolcats were more fun that me trying to write a logical "thank you". Silly, Aren't they?

ShakataGaNai Talk


Can you unblock User:Tosycyzkiewicy or shorten the time of the block? I am the Tosycyzkiewicy and I need to upload some files.

Collard Made you a gift![edit]

Commons is a pretty cool guy

Nothing else needs to be said. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 07:38, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

That's creepy. :P Bastique demandez 18:33, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Dear Bastique: I'm passing by to thank your support in my admin request. Next time I decide to put some order in the the wikipedia logos category, I won't need to bother you again, lol! As for the obvious hint about the OTRS, well, Patrícia has been talking me into it for some time now... maybe soon I'll make up my mind. Cheers, Waldir talk 15:17, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Usurpation at fi-wiki[edit]

Fi-wiki has a community-approved usurpation policy now, so we would appreciate it if you let us handle the usurpations in fi-wiki. Usurpation of fi:Käyttäjä:Rebecca could have been done in accordance with our policy. I hope it wasn't what it looked like — a powerful en-wiki user getting preferential treatment. MikkoM (talk) 13:54, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Nonsense. Rebecca is an ombudsman. The account had zero edits and was created two years ago. There are global rights involved. I didn't put it int he edit summary. Assume Good Faith applies to everyone. Bastique demandez 16:52, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
Just to be clear: so you will walk over our usurpation policy if the need arises again? (I think you just lost AGF there...) Are there any other fi-wiki policies that do not apply to this ombudsman commission? Just how critical was this usurpation of an innocent fi-wiki user since it couldn't have waited for the two weeks our policy requires?
Some stewards seem to think they are not actually allowed to walk over local policies. Although that case was just about regular little people.
(Background: fi-wiki's usurpation policy or lack thereof was under heated discussion just a while ago, and our community worked hard to craft its own policy so that we would not be walked over. You seemed to do just the thing our policy was crafted to prevent.) MikkoM (talk) 18:40, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
I suggest you take a few days and cool off before constructing messages such as this again. Bastique demandez 18:47, 9 July 2008 (UTC)