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Thank you for your support[edit]

Thank you for supporting my candidacy for administrator. Kelly Martin 14:43, Jun 10, 2005 (UTC)

Vermont Community Botanical Garden[edit]

Hi there - thanks for your nice note. No complaints at all about nominating that article for deletion. I was a bit unsure about the whole thing, with some hope that if I listed it, someone might find the reference, nail down its current status, and rewrite it as a proper article. But as you point out, vague predictions about the future are hardly encyclopedia material! Cheers and all the best! (edit by 66.30.207.207 talk)

Thank you[edit]

Hi SWAdair, this is Linuxbeak. This is a bit overdue, but I wanted to thank you for your support vote on my RFA. Thanks to everyone who supported me, I am now an admin, and I have been using my powers to further Wikipedia. Thank you! Linuxbeak | Talk | Desk 23:43, Jun 15, 2005 (UTC)

Burido[edit]

I believe I was hasty in pronouncing it a hoax. Better I should have said absolutely unverifiable by Google. None of the title terms, and none of the major terms in the articles received a single Google hit, leading me to think someone was making something up. If I am wrong, I stand corrected. Denni 00:59, 2005 Jun 17 (UTC)

My RFA: Thanks[edit]

Hi SWAdair! Thanks for supporting my RFA! Sjakkalle (Check!) 13:29, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:U.S. Southern wikipedians' notice board[edit]

I have now reopened the notice board, if you are interested in contributing new topics, or in nominating articles for the Collaboration of the Week, which also received a revamp. Please post on the project's talk page if you show interest. Mike H 02:49, Jun 19, 2005 (UTC)

Digg[edit]

Hello there. I'm having some problems relating to the digg page which I understand you protected as a redirect to excavation. Excavation is currently receiving a fair degree of vandalism mostly relating to adding digg.com related material or just boobie references. I am not aware of all the issues reagrding the digg vfd but would grateful if you would consider changing the digg redirect page as it has just shifted the problem elsewhere. Best wishes adamsan 19:23, 26 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for doing that. I will suggest to the Digg-ers that they organise a vote for undeletion or something now they've improved the text of their article. adamsan 2 July 2005 13:14 (UTC)

VFD stuff[edit]

Gah! I keep not getting around to this. Okay, I've moved the VFD info page over the thoroughly outdated mess that was Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Precedents. Could you please take a look at it and copyedit it as necessary? Yours, Radiant_>|< July 4, 2005 12:21 (UTC)

Request[edit]

How are you my friend? I wanted to know if you could download or upload two images for me. I always mess up with this and I figured I'll ask you. The images are located here: Frances M. Vega and Lt. Col. Carlos Betances Ramirez. I like to have them added to the articles which I've written, Frances M. Vega and Carlos Betances Ramirez. Thank you buddy Tony the Marine 01:22, 15 July 2005 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

Hi SWAdair, Thank you for your support and help.

Hi[edit]

Hi, SWAdair; I haven't come across you in a while, but I know I've had to cut back my activity on Wikipedia and it looks like you have too. I just wanted to say thanks: observing your interactions with "problem" users during my early days on Wikipedia has shaped my style today. In particular, although I can't remember the details, I was acting quite appropriate with a problematic user, but perhaps not as helpful as I could be—but you helped figure out what the user wanted and explained things better than I was. I have tried to take that patience, understanding, and welcoming, and incorporate it into my own dealings. Anyway, just wanted you to know that at least for me, you were a positive influence. — Knowledge Seeker 04:38, August 5, 2005 (UTC)

Thank you very much for your kind words. I've learned from the example of others so many times, it is nice to know someone could take something positive from my style. Yes, I've had to drastically cut back on WP time. I got busted at work a while back. Written counselling statement, the whole nine yards. I won't be here much until I get cable modem at home. Then I'll be skipping sleep to patrol Recent Changes and New Pages. :-) Again, thank you. Take care. SWAdair | Talk 20:18, 15 August 2005 (UTC)

Hey, stranger![edit]

Man, I missed you! Glad you're back and I truly appreciate the support. Having the history eraser button so close at hand is a great feeling! I need to start writing more so I don't spend all my time fighting vandals. Don't be a stranger and don't stay away so long next time. Hell, don't have a next time. Just stick around!! - Lucky 6.9 20:01, 29 August 2005 (UTC)

Actually, I'm still in the middle of the "next time." I don't have cable modem at home yet, so I'm still only logging in occasionally. I just can't stay away, even though it costs like crazy to log on at Kinkos (where I am right now). I'm paying twenty cents a minute ($12/hr) just so I can do some wiki-maintenance. That's right folks, here at Wikipedia the editors aren't paid; they pay to edit. :-) I'll only be able to edit occasionally until I'm hooked up and can mainline my Wiki-fix at high speed. In the meantime, I'm glad you're watching the gates. SWAdair | Talk 18:28, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

Welcome back. I wonder just how much work time goes into editing Wikipedia from all of us. I was startled by my boss asking me a couple of months ago "I presume that you're gadfium". It wasn't hard for him to piece together - he looked at the major contributor to the article on our software, then looked at my user page. I was a little concerned after that he might look at my user contributions and see how many were made during office hours (although the bulk of my time spent here is from home, and I have to do something at work while waiting for the compiler or test case to run, right?). Anyway, I retire in two days time, so it will no longer be an issue for me.-gadfium 20:16, 29 August 2005 (UTC)

Happy retirement! Of course, it sounds like you have plenty planned to keep you busy. You retired from the job, but not from life. Oh, how I envy you. When you become a full-time student, just remember -- leave a question at the reference desk and we'll do your homework for you. ;-) SWAdair | Talk 18:37, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

Just when I thought it couldn't get any weirder around here, along you come paying for the privilege of Wiki-working! That, my friend, is dedication. Come to think of it, I hang around this insanity more than any other place on the Internet, so I'm just as guilty...though I'm paying less for my DSL than you're paying at Kinko's, heh, heh. Hang in there! - Lucky 6.9 19:24, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

He's back![edit]

You're back, you're back! And not only for one day either. You've been busy for a while, now. I take a little wikivacation and look what happens. :-) Hmm... do you think it would be appropriate to move you from inactive (#38) to active? SWAdair | Talk 18:53, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, I had lots of important things I had to avoid doing :-). I've moved myself to a more appropriate section of the list. Welcome back from wikivacation. --fvw* 22:07, September 4, 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia Page Hit Counter[edit]

Probably a bad time to ask since I don't know if you'll get this anytime soon - being on vacation and all, but I noticed on a talk page for Electronic voice phenomena you mentioned something about page counters saying the page had like 190,000 hits or something... how do find the number of hits a page has, or is that an admin thing? Just wondering. Cyberia23 17:22, 20 November 2005 (UTC)

Ah, thanks for letting me know. Cyberia23 19:25, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

Felix Navidad
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Tony the Marine

O.K. SWAdair, so you don't believe in Santa, but I still want to wish you and your loved ones all the happiness in the world and the best new year ever. Your friend, Tony the Marine 04:12, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Happy New Year[edit]

Wish you a happy and Prosperous New Year

Aravind Parvatikar

Felicia culotta[edit]

Hi SW

I'm having a look at some of the edits of User:Tropicaldawn, who is being a bit disgruntled because of deletions of articles they created. I notice that you deleted this article. Can I suggest that you may have been a little overzealous in this deletion? While it's not a very good article, and rather short, it has the potential to become more. It contains a claim to notability, and there is certainly more that could be said about the person. The article is realy borderline on the 'advertising' criterion. I'm going to restore the article. DJ Clayworth 14:43, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Happy Birthday![edit]

Happy Birthday (I know you'll be reading this eventually) !! — Flag of Ottawa, Ontario.svg Flag of Ontario.svg Flag of Canada.svg natha(?)nrdotcom (TCW) 02:11, 31 March 2006 (UTC)


  • I know it was your birthday on the 30th. Just wanted you to know that I never forget a good friend, Happy Birthday. Tony the Marine 15:17, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

You know...[edit]

...for an inactive user, you sure are reverting a good bit of vandalism, tonight. Thanks. Luna Santin 09:10, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Deleted pages[edit]

Hi, I saw your question about a deleted article on some page on my watchlist. I'm just reminding you that as a non-admin you can no longer see how many deleted edits a certain article has. In the history of that article, it appears that you in fact did delete it once upon a time :) The log says: * 08:22, 26 March 2005 SWAdair deleted "Felicia Culotta" (content was: '{{db|advertisement. Lupo 20:49, 25 Mar 2005 (UTC)}}Felicia Culotta has cowritten a book with Britney Spears==Books==*[http://w...') --JoanneB 12:02, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Ah, that explains it. It was several months before I relinquished adminship. Thanks for clearing up my confusion on that point. SWAdair 03:05, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

Blavatsky[edit]

Do not Blank pages for no reason. If you want to contest information, then discuss it

  • I didn't blank the page; I reverted your edit. Judging by the article's edit history, an admin had already reverted the same information I did. You may want to discuss the contested content on the article's talk page before adding it. SWAdair 08:15, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

71.201.153.93[edit]

Yes; happily. I'll be around for maybe another hour tonight, and I'll keep an eye on it. Cheers! Antandrus (talk) 04:45, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

You're Welcome[edit]

Just remember that you will always have a friend in me. Tony the Marine 06:01, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

vandal block[edit]

gladly - but ScottDavis (talk · contribs) has beaten me to it dab () 08:59, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

Your edit to MC Hammer[edit]

Your recent edit to MC Hammer (diff) was reverted by an automated bot that attempts to recognize and repair vandalism to Wikipedia articles. If the bot reverted a legitimate edit, please accept my humble creator's apologies – if you bring it to the attention of the bot's owner, we may be able to improve its behavior. Click here for frequently asked questions about the bot and this warning. // Tawkerbot2 04:11, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

  • LOL! Gotta hand it to you -- that's one fast bot. I'll leave a note on the talk page to see if we can get that edit excluded (it's legit). SWAdair 04:12, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

Good Faith[edit]

Sorry, I had to leave the room and my granddaughter must have blanked your page mistakenly.

Gidday[edit]

It's been nice seeing your name pop up on my watchlist recently, after way too long an absence. Now that you've been back a month, perhaps it's time to remove the inactive notice you have on your user and talk pages.-gadfium 09:45, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Thank you. I hope you've been doing well. I missed you (and everyone else here). It is good to be back. I made one edit to one article and soon another followed, then another. Before I knew it I had decided it didn't matter how busy RL was; I was going to make time for Wikipedia. You're right about removing the inactive notice. I've been thinking about that, myself, but putting it off because of the time tradeoff. I would prefer a more aesthetically pleasing page than what I had before. Putting one together means taking time away from reverting vandalism. You're right, though. It's time. I guess I'll just shamelessly steal ideas from some of the user pages I've seen lately. SWAdair 03:03, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks for the compliment! I'm sure so much could be written about this game (notably its inclusion of blackface), but it's ridiculously obscure and was never released outside of Japan. As a result, I'm afraid it can't get much better than it is. :-P --Tristam 03:12, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

tlr[edit]

oi dud. that is about as constructive as your gonna see on wikipdedia so go to hell. lemon rejects are a serious band thats just starting dude.

As for Lemon Rejects -- Please seeWP:CSD#Articles. Bands that have become notable are considered proper subjects for an article. Bands that are just starting out are not. Your other edits (such as this one) to six other articles were blatant vandalism. We are working to compile a compendium of knowledge. Please consider improving rather than damaging the work of others. Thank you. SWAdair 06:31, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Gonzo[edit]

I have seen him on the news before in the past and I know of that his business is located on Gratiot avenue in Macomb County in Roseville and I think his talent makes him a unique citizen of Roseville Michigan www.geocities.com/berniethomas68 06:52, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

  • Ah, I assume his business is named "Gonzo Air Brushing" but that his name is something else. For the moment I'll retitle "Notable Citizens" to "Notable Businesses" so that it doesn't appear that someone's name is Gonzo Air Brushing. SWAdair 06:54, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

I lived in Macomb County in Warren Michigan from 1968 to about 2001 www.geocities.com/berniethomas68 06:57, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

I'm not questioning the notability of the person. I'll trust you on that. I'm just pointing out that the header said "Notable Citizens" -- indicating that a person's name should follow. Instead, the name of a business was listed. I changed the header to reflect this. SWAdair 06:59, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

RE copyright violation[edit]

Hi. I cut and pasted that article because i liked the flow of the biography and thought i could simply rewrite the biography given that i at least an idea about the flow of my own article.

should be fine now

thanks

Ah, I see. When you want to do something like that, it might be best to copy/paste into a word processor to work with it first. Another option is to use the Show preview button (just to the right of Save page) -- that will let you see what the page would look like if you saved it right now. You can continue to work on the page, and get it just the way you want it to look, by using the preview. Once you have it ready, then click Save page and it will be saved and your changes will be visible. I hate to have to bring this up, but the article you created doesn't seem to be about a notable person and will likely be deleted. Wikipedia articles about people are supposed to be about people who are already noteworthy. Someone who is "relatively unknown" is non-notable. Please see WP:N and the links I left on your talk page for more information. SWAdair 07:46, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Re: 3RR grey area[edit]

Thanks for your reply. I hope you don't mind me responding here.

The specific case that led me to ask was one where someone who was edit-warring (and subsequently blocked) tried to make a point by listing my 3 reversions of their editing, along with two unrelated reversions of disruptive (albeit not clear-cut vandals) IPs (from the opposite POV as his, no less) in an attempt to get me blocked for 3RR (I got off on a technicality). With the amount of disruptive, although non-vandal IPs out there, especially on high-traffic articles, it seems that this type of usage could be taken advantage in similar circumstances, unless there is a facet of policy with which I'm not familiar that prevents this. Let me know what you think, TewfikTalk 03:53, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

If you try to be a one-person army then the 3RR can be taken advantage of to back you into a corner. You're right about that. The key is that there are literally thousands of others editing Wikipedia at any time, and there are hundreds of admins to call upon. All you have to do is give a shout and enough others will put their eyes on the article that you won't have to worry. Just make sure you're in the right, because the third-party people you call in are going to be scrutinizing your edits as well. And give it some time. The response won't be immediate, but it is okay if disruptive edits remain visible for a little while. What matters is the long-term results, so be patient (i.e. edit a different article) while waiting for backup. The good thing about high traffic articles is that they are high traffic. Wikipedia works based on the unwritten assumption that there are more people making good-faith edits than the opposite. Disruptive edits seem annoying if you're the only one fighting them, but that's the beauty of the system -- you don't have to be the only one fighting them. There are several places to call attention to others about disruptive editors. If the article you're watching isn't high traffic, then call in others. If it is, don't worry. There are others watching along with you. SWAdair 04:19, 3 August 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, I appreciate your taking the time to respond. Your words of encouragement have reached their mark

SConfident.gif, TewfikTalk 04:26, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Reggae-Grind[edit]

i was inquiring as to why my Reggae-Grind page has been looked at to be deleted. the genre is not a joke or anything, it's a serious genre by serious musicians who are creating new styles of music.


talk:Reggae-Grind

It all boils down to notability. A small "movement" by several not-yet-notable bands doesn't meet Wikipedia's criteria for notability, and therefore isn't noteworthy enough for an encyclopedia article. Such an article would effectively fill the role of advertising. Once Reggae-Grind becomes a significant scene, or a well-known band self identifies as belonging to the genre, then an article would be appropriate. Pleae see Wikipedia:Notability (music) for a more detailed explanation. SWAdair 07:59, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Hector Andres Negronif[edit]

What can I expect from one of my all-time best friends here but, a nice message, Thanks. I'm going to sleep now but, tomorrow I'm going to tell you in detail something cool. One of my biographies got introduced to the United States House of Representatives as part of a Bill. How about that? I'll tell you more tomorrow. Tony the Marine 08:23, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Bill in U.S. House of Representatives contains one of my articles[edit]

The following Bill H.R. 3440 Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa Post Office Building Designation Act introduced to the United States House of Representatives by Congressman Luis Fortuño, contains the mini-biography of Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa which I wrote. What a pleasant surprise (smile). Tony the Marine 15:28, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

  • So, are you going to be more active in Wiki again? Tony the Marine 02:41, 4 August 2006 (UTC)
That is great! It is also an indication of the high quality of work you do here. Congratulations. Yes, I expect to be a regular here again. The next two weeks I'll be away on vacation, but after that I'll be back. Mostly I expect to do RC and NewPage patrol, helping to format and wikify the new additions, and reverting/tagging vandalism as I come across it. Minor, wikignome type things that I can do in my spare moments. I'll see you around. SWAdair 04:18, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Hey There[edit]

Awesome userpage!! I hardly edit and create articles anymore (due to NPOV violations, edit wars, copyright issues, and lack of time) which is why I've made it a point to work as much as I have on my Wikidiaries, and also to put try to get them seen in Wikipedia:Stub Makers. (So others may use them as a resource, etc). (I considered putting them on Wikipedia:WikiProject Red Link Recovery as well). Please tell me how you came across them, what caught your eye, and what you thought of them. Thank you. Dessydes 03:36, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your compliment of my userpage. I have to admit, though, that I just stole concepts from other user pages and pieced together what I wanted. If you "edit this page" on my userpage, you'll see a comment at the top that credits the others. As for your Wikidiaries -- I like the idea. It allows you to neatly organize information you want accessible without cluttering your watchlist or user page. I actually came across them while patrolling Anon RC, when an anon made an edit to the subpage (which I see you've had deleted) that I mentioned on your talk page. That, and your own contributions showed all of your subpages. That's how I usually run across most things -- not by the normal "link" route, but by lists of contributions. You see more of the larger picture that way. Happy editing! SWAdair 04:12, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not a crystal ball[edit]

Hello. I was wondering if there was any particular reason you copy/pasted that section from WWIN to create a new page. There was no edit summary and I don't see discussion of it on your talk page or the policy talk page. Would it be okay if I tagged that page for deletion? Thank you. SWAdair 06:09, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Request #403 http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Wantedpages&limit=500&offset=0

it seems as if it has already been deleted though... thanks Shane

I see. There were 148 redlinks pointing to that page. That's why. I created a redirect at that page name to the policy page. It could very well get deleted as a cross-space redirect out of article space, but I think with that many pages pointing to it, it would be useful. We'll see. At least I understand why, now. Thank you. SWAdair 04:18, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to the Birthday Committee![edit]

Nuvola apps cookie.png Welcome, SWAdair/Archive5, to the Wikipedia Birthday Commitee!!! You have met all of the membership requirements. Any concerns should be directed to Steveo2. (Between June 14 and September 10, 2006, speak to Mr. Turcotte instead.) See the Birthday Committee Project Page to see our userbox, and the Birthday Message Templates. Go to the bulletin board to see any new announcements concerning the committee. Remember, Be Bold!

Thanks for joining! We're glad to have you on board! Thistheman 05:24, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Requesting your opinion[edit]

I wrote the article Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa Post Office Building Designation Act, the first bill in history that contains an article from Wikipedia. It appeared on DYK and right away somebody "tags" it for deletion. I inviteyou to express yourself here:Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa Post Office Building Designation Act. Thank you Tony the Marine 16:33, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I voiced a strong keep for the reason "Factual, sourced, well researched record of a legislative act that is of historical interest aside from WP connection. Also the first legislative act to cite Wikipedia." There was already an overwhelming consensus to keep, but I chimed in anyway. I'm on RL vacation right now and only checking in every few days or so. If you hadn't brought that to my attention I would have been unlikely to have known about the article or the AfD. Thanks for the heads-up. SWAdair 23:26, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Thank you (sorry this is late)[edit]

Just a big thank you for the birthday wishes and sorry its late but I have been away Smiley.svg.    LONDON UK   17:52, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to Esperanza![edit]

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Welcome, SWAdair, to Esperanza! As you might know, all the Esperanzians share one important goal: the success of this encyclopedia. Within that, we then attempt to strengthen the community bonds, and be the "approachable" side of the project. All of our ideals are held in the Charter, the governing document of the association.

Now that you are a member you should read the guide to what to do now or you may be interested in some of our programs. A quite important program is Stressbusters, which seeks to support editors who have encountered any stress from their Wikipedia events, and are seeking to leave the project. So far, Esperanza can be credited with the support and retention of several users. We will send you newsletters to keep you up to date. Also, we have a calendar of special events, member birthdays, and other holidays that you can add to and follow.

In addition to these projects, several more missions of Esperanza are in development, and are currently being created at Esperanza/Proposals.

If you have any other questions, concerns, comments, or general ideas, Esperanzian or otherwise, know that you can always contact Natalya by email or talk page. Consider introducing yourself at the Esperanza talk page! Alternatively, you could communicate with fellow users via our IRC channel, #wikipedia-esperanza (which is also good for a fun chat or two :). If you're new to IRC, you may find help at an IRC Tutorial. I thank you for joining Esperanza, and look forward to working with you in making Wikipedia a better place to work!

digital_me(TalkContribs) 20:26, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to Esperanza![edit]

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Welcome, SWAdair, to Esperanza! As you might know, all the Esperanzians share one important goal: the success of this encyclopedia. Within that, we then attempt to strengthen the community bonds, and be the "approachable" side of the project. All of our ideals are held in the Charter, the governing document of the association.

Now that you are a member you should read the guide to what to do now or you may be interested in some of our programs. A quite important program is Stressbusters, which seeks to support editors who have encountered any stress from their Wikipedia events, and are seeking to leave the project. So far, Esperanza can be credited with the support and retention of several users. We will send you newsletters to keep you up to date. Also, we have a calendar of special events, member birthdays, and other holidays that you can add to and follow.

In addition to these projects, several more missions of Esperanza are in development, and are currently being created at Esperanza/Proposals.

If you have any other questions, concerns, comments, or general ideas, Esperanzian or otherwise, know that you can always contact Natalya by email or talk page. Consider introducing yourself at the Esperanza talk page! Alternatively, you could communicate with fellow users via our IRC channel, #wikipedia-esperanza (which is also good for a fun chat or two :). If you're new to IRC, you may find help at an IRC Tutorial. I thank you for joining Esperanza, and look forward to working with you in making Wikipedia a better place to work!

Ungovernable ForceThe Wiki Kitchen! 20:27, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
Lol, looks like I was a minute too late! Well, it doesn't hurt to be welcomed twice now does it? Ungovernable ForceThe Wiki Kitchen! 20:28, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Ethnopharmacy[edit]

I reviewed the changes by the anon, I've re-added some EL removed by him, the rest seemed ok.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 01:35, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

September Esperanza Newsletter[edit]

Program Feature: Barnstar Brigade
Here in Wikipedia there are hundreds of wikipedians whose work and efforts go unappreciated. One occasionally comes across editors who have thousands of good edits, but because they may not get around as much as others, their contributions and hard work often go unnoticed. As Esperanzians we can help to make people feel appreciated, be it by some kind words or the awarding of a Barnstar. This is where the Barnstar Brigade comes in. The object of this program is to seek out the people which deserve a Barnstar, and help them feel appreciated. With your help, we can recognize more dedicated editors!
What's New?
September elections are upon us! Anyone wishing to be a part of the Advisory Council may list themselves as a candidate from 18 September until 24 September, with the voting taking place from 25 September to 30 September. Those who wish to help with the election staff should also list themselves!
Appreciation Week, a program currently in development, now has its own subpage! Share your good ideas on how to make it awesome there!
The Esperanza front page has been redesigned! Many thanks to all who worked hard on it.
Many thanks to MiszaBot, courtesy of Misza13, for delivering the newsletter.
  1. The proposals page has been updated, with some proposals being archived.
  2. Since the program in development Appretiaion week is getting lots of good ideas, it now has its own subpage.
  3. The September 2006 Council elections will open for nominations on 18 September 2006. The voting will run from 25 September 2006 until 30 September 2006. If you wish to be a candidate or a member of the elections staff, please list yourself!
  4. The new Esperanza front page design has but put up - many thanks to all who worked on it!
  5. TangoTango has written a script for a bot that will list new members of Esperanza, which will help those who welcome new Esperanzains greatly!
Signed...
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04:04, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
Although having the newsletter appear on everyone's userpage is desired, this may not be ideal for everyone. If, in the future, you wish to receive a link to the newsletter, rather than the newsletter itself, you may add yourself to Wikipedia:Esperanza/Newsletter/Opt Out List.

Requesting your opinion[edit]

I would like to reguest your opinion in the following issue :Talk:Puerto Rican women in the military

Thank you, Tony the Marine 21:27, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

What is Going On[edit]

I keep getting new messages when I have only edited Wikipedia once about Mitch Hedberg, and now I am getting messages for all this stuff that I didn't do. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 152.163.100.137 (talkcontribs)

  • Because of the way AOL works, you get assigned a different IP address each time you log in. When you logged onto AOL, you happened to be assigned an IP address that someone had earlier used to edit Wikipedia. The messages you're seeing were left for those other people. You can avoid the confusion by creating an account, which will let you choose a username that only you can use, so you don't get messages left for others who have used whatever random IP you're assigned when you connect to AOL. There are several benefits of creating an account. It is free and no personal information is required. Happy editing! SWAdair 03:40, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

Thanks for the advice on separate user accounts for our employees, until today this has been banned by company policy, however, your suggestion makes sense and would hopefully prevent a recurrence of the last two weeks problems. Our administration policies have now been relaxed in regards to Wikipedia Accounts. A note on our Talk page has been added acknowledging your suggestion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.49.235.50 (talkcontribs)

  • You're welcome. I'm glad I could help. SWAdair 05:29, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

thank[edit]

Thanks for reverting the vandalism on my userpage. --Donar Reiskoffer 10:20, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome. My pleasure. SWAdair 10:20, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

RMS Titanic[edit]

I noticed you fixed one of the typos; I asked the editor to slow down and check his work a bit more carefully. -- Jim Douglas (talk) (contribs) 01:55, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Thank you. I'm going through and correcting the more glaring typos. I hope they do slow down, so I can keep up. :-) SWAdair 01:57, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

As long as you're following him around with a mop, I listed the ones that jumped out at me on his talk page, with diffs: User talk:76.185.201.244. Unfortunately, I don't know the subject well enough to be able to tell if the changes are factually correct. -- Jim Douglas (talk) (contribs) 02:00, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

They haven't edited since your last note to them, so that gave me time to catch up. I think I got them all. I would feel better with citations for some of the new material, but at least what we have now is grammatically correct. Now, back to checking Anon RC. SWAdair 02:13, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Blind Eagles chain[edit]

Hi, could you get an admin to delete the 4 articles? I've got to go offline now. Thanks for your help. - SpLoT / (talk) 10:56, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Unfortunately I have to go offline now, myself. If they are still here when I get back tonight I'll list them for Afd. That will give them plenty of time to meet WP:V if there is any chance of doing so. If you return before I do, please feel free to take care of it. Thank you for your help. SWAdair 10:59, 5 November 2006 (UTC)
Thankfully, it's all been settled. Shnusdutoit has been indef blocked and the 4 articles have been deleted by Alex Bakharev. Cheers, and hope to see you around. - SpLoT / (talk) 14:57, 5 November 2006 (UTC)