User_talk: BR/Archive4

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At 18:05, Feb 04, 2008

KrystleKrystle said:

Hiya Bob!

I archived your discussion page, as I'm sure you can see. =)

Plant With Two Row Planters looks AWESOME. I am so jealous! You did an excellent job explaining everything. Do you mind if I share the article with some of my farming friends online?

I also noticed you added pictures to Maintain a Tractor. It looks fantastic! You're spoiling me with all these farming articles! =)

It was a VERY windy weekend. We went hiking in the Guadalupe Mountains in west TX on Saturday. I wanted to climb up to the highest point--which is the highest point in Texas--and stand on top o'Texas, but the wind would've blown me clear off the mountain. Watched the Superbowl yesterday and actually understood what was going on and actually enjoyed the game (it was a good game, and the fact that NY was playing and winning made me even more interested - always a NY girl at heart!).

Hope your weekend was great, and that those seeds are germinating like CRAZY. =D


At 02:36, Feb 05, 2008

Wrock-leeWrock lee said:

clap clap clap that was a good

At 18:25, Feb 05, 2008

KrystleKrystle said:

Hey Bob!

I agree that having big topics like gardening/farming and global warming/greening are better addressed when broken down. We can always have a main article that links to individual articles as steps, too, kind of like a chronological table of contents.

We're busy busy busy packing and preparing for the move. Can't complain -- must be all those prayers you've been sending my way! Have a wonderful week. =)


At 18:27, Feb 05, 2008

KrystleKrystle said:

P.S. - One more thing. Can you make sense of Create a 12 Volt DC Test Bench for Bullet Cameras Using an Old ATX Computer Power Supply? I might as well be reading Arabic. Seems like a good article, but is it accurate?

At 18:39, Feb 05, 2008

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

I just came across Plant With Two Row Planters and nominated it for featuring. What a great article :) Thanks!

At 23:29, Feb 05, 2008

KrystleKrystle said:

As always, your two cents are worth their weight in gold. =) Thanks for the feedback.

Hopefully there won't be much snow left by the time we make the hike up to Oregon!

At 01:19, Feb 11, 2008 said:

hi sock puppet whats up?

At 23:14, Feb 13, 2008

FlicketyFlickety said:

Sorry for the late reply but great gnarly firewood article. Thank you!

At 21:45, Feb 15, 2008

HumanJHawkinsJeffrey A. Hawkins said:

I stand corrected (about the Red Oak vs. Fir).


At 22:46, Feb 19, 2008

KrystleKrystle said:

Hey Bob! Oregon was green and wet and cold--and I loved it. Certainly a change from our 60 degree, dry and sunny climate in New Mexico! I visited the farm I'll be working on and am definitely looking forward to it. I'm going to be working with more tractors and implements (which sure as hell beats manual labor and hand tools).

Does your laptop have a wireless network card built in? If not, you might need to buy one. I have an extra one laying around that I could send (I have no use for it). And Vista does suck, at least I think so, in comparison to XP. I have it on the refurbished laptop I bought a few months ago, and when I have more time and patience I'll be installing XP.

Hope life is treating you well and that you're enjoying New Orleans!

At 00:20, Feb 20, 2008

KrystleKrystle said:

The farm isn't organic, but it's in the process of getting there. Either way, I'm not gung-ho about organic certification; there are loopholes in the regulations that allow big companies to be certified organic while doing very unsustainable things (check out the first step I wrote for Practice Sustainable Agriculture). I don't think honest, responsible farmers need organic certification to earn people's trust--that's one way, but there are other, less expensive but more direct ways that are worth considering, like inviting customers to visit the farm and see with their own eyes how the farm is run. =)

And yeah, the image issue is still not resolved. I bumped it in the forums (see thread here) and hopefully it'll get fixed soon!

At 03:39, Feb 22, 2008

KnowItSomeKnowItSome said:

No problem. It is important to have a little fun around here. My feeling is that our how to manual is not going to be taken very seriously if it is filled up with tomes about how to do all the things we all already know how to do in life, but I know that others in the community feel differently and that is okay.

At 17:25, Feb 22, 2008

JackHerrickJack H said:

Hey there!

Fantastic work on Paint-a-Mural! Great article. And I also loved your nice save on Eat a Donut. The article is pretty darn good right now! Thanks.

At 23:05, Feb 22, 2008

JackHerrickJack H said:

Wow. Big fix on the eat foods you don't like article. I have withdrawn my NFD! Fantastic fix!

At 01:32, Feb 24, 2008

Dreamgal2Sondra C said:

Thanks for the explanation.

You are entitled to have some fun on here..;)..and if tossing a donut at a dog, makes you laugh, so be it.;);)

It did not really bother me, I just had to delete it, to bring the article up to some standard.

As it turned out, its a really pretty good article. The only thing that bothered me, was that it gave me an appetite for a few donuts.;)

I love them.;)

Thanks for the message. I have missed not hearing from you lately..;) at times, make my day.;)

At 00:05, Feb 25, 2008

FlicketyFlickety said:

I love answers to a challenge. Thanks for that - it was excellent infill editing. Most impressed. We should add some piccies and put it up as FAC.

As for wind turbine, actually all and any of the ones you mentioned. It'd be great for this place to become a repository of such knowledge. But I guess start small first - homemade/easy-to-make for the kids in OLPC would be great. Some kids use these things to power radios, small cooking devices etc., so they can be incredibly useful. There are a number of patterns on the net, some are even public domain, but many are copyrighted. I think anything that would be of interest to you would be great. If we can spark enthusiasm for more down the track, that'd be super too.

Let me know if my ramblings have not helped! As always, thanks so very much for your fabulous ongoing contribs here!

And great to hear from you again too.

At 00:16, Feb 25, 2008

FlicketyFlickety said:

Aw Bob, I thought it'd be fun featuring it! Tease tease.

Anyway, I'd love for you to tinker around with the windmill when you have the time. Only when and if you have the time and inclination though!


At 00:58, Feb 25, 2008

KrystleKrystle said:

Hey Bob!

I think that anon fiddling with the image formatting in Plant With Two Row Planters might've been me while I was troubleshooting. And, you can't blame me for this one getting featured...I didn't nominate it, and I don't choose which articles get featured. =) How come you don't think it's FA material?

Sorry to hear about the flooding rains. I'm sure I'll be cursing the rain when I get up to OR--the soils up there will eat your rubber boots if you're not careful! I'm sure the falcon was gorgeous, but I guess it might've been stressed out if it was chosen as a model for wikiHow photos.

I'm not on the road right now, but I will be within a week. Trying to pack and spend quality time with family and friends before we move. Busy times!

Hope you're doing well. How are those peas coming along?


At 00:59, Feb 25, 2008

KrystleKrystle said:

P.S. - Care to fact check this article?

At 05:00, Feb 25, 2008

FlicketyFlickety said:

Fantastic finishing up on the plumbing article, thanks!

At 23:54, Feb 27, 2008

KnowItSomeKnowItSome said:

At 01:14, Feb 28, 2008

KnowItSomeKnowItSome said:

Ah yes, that was excellent as well. But I was referring more specifically to the article to which the above link clicks!

At 13:33, Feb 28, 2008

Loiswade42Lois Wade said:

Hi Bob... Quick heads up... We have a new user with a very close analog to your name:User:Sokpuppet

Is this something you are comfortable with, or should we place a username tag on his/her talk page?

At 13:18, Mar 01, 2008

XKookyFrooFrooxZoe Volt said:

Thanks for patroling john1, john2, and john3 for me. My computer was slowing down, so I had to turn on Wii internet.

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Thanks for riding along on patrol today!

At 13:22, Mar 01, 2008

XKookyFrooFrooxZoe Volt said:

Thanks. With this slow Wii, I'm not much of a help either. :]

At 02:50, Mar 02, 2008

MdotleyWebster said:

Sure thing. I'm not much of a wiki-writer, but I do enjoy fixing up what's there, but "not all there". :-)

At 03:47, Mar 02, 2008

Eric-WFreunde said:

It is a community project, but you contributed to it and made it higher quality! Thank you for all your contributions!

At 02:49, Mar 04, 2008

Mash317MA said:

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Thanks for being here! What would we do without you?

You're the greatest BR!

At 23:08, Mar 04, 2008

SteveconSteve said:

Hi Bob,

I couldn't help but laugh at your suggestion to use signals! We in Massachusetts *never* use signals! That takes all the fun out of driving! LOL I did put it in... nice catch & thanks!


At 04:45, Mar 08, 2008

MelwadeMel said:

Thanks for helping wikiHow grow into something beautiful.

Bob, Thanks for your additions to the "How to Talk With Country/Rural Folk" article! Fantastic job...

At 05:28, Mar 09, 2008

JackHerrickJack H said:

Wow. Awesome work on Build a Porch Swing! Incredible!

At 14:51, Mar 09, 2008

JackHerrickJack H said:

Great story! Actually there is no limit on photos. The more the merrier! Yes, the article would be even better with more.  :)

At 19:22, Mar 09, 2008

KrystleKrystle said:

Hiya Bob!

Yup, the move was completed successfully. The U-Haul truck didn't go spiraling off of any of the mountain passes, the auto tow dolly didn't flip over, the car didn't fall off and go tumbling into a canyon. =) I actually flew back as soon as I got to Oregon, though, because my mom went back to the hospital. But she's home now, and I'm staying with her for another few days till she's on her feet again, and then it's back to Oregon to finish unpacking and start working at a new farm. Life is hectic right now, but I can always find time to check in with good ole Bob! Thanks for the prayers and kind thoughts you've been sending my way. =)

At 00:21, Mar 10, 2008

Gg7744Gg7744 said:

Thanks for the information, Bob!

At 00:39, Mar 13, 2008

Pop-stationPop station said:

DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG IT TOOK Me to edit the thing you put on rollback?!??!?

nice. not.

At 22:19, Mar 17, 2008

Isabella-BrooklyneIsabella Brooklyne said:

Okay thanks I'll try that.

At 01:19, Mar 22, 2008

KrystleKrystle said:

Hey Bob! Haven't heard from you in a while. I hope you're doing well! I'm back in Oregon, just finished up my first week at a new farm and I'm aching all over! Working in the rain is blah but I still think working in the New Mexico sun is worse. How are those peas doing?

At 08:47, Mar 23, 2008

Qt3.14Qt3.14 said:

Thanks I'll remember that

At 16:09, Mar 23, 2008

SternheSternhe said:

im with you on profanity 100%. I'm sure if you are reading the message boards, you delete the profanity. When you do this, could you also warn these people that they shouldn't. It would be a big help

At 21:50, Mar 23, 2008

Dreamgal2Sondra C said:

This is a Great article! Well written and thought out. It was a pleasure to edit it.

You are really doing some remarkable work on wikiHow..

BR: A High Quality Author
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Recognizing your continuing, excellent high-quality contributions that you make to wikiHow: Thanks for your superb, clear instructions helping educate thousands or millions. Your dedication to high quality is a shining example to all at wikiHow in your vital part of wikiHow's mission, as you continue sharing your expertise so freely.

At 22:01, Mar 23, 2008

Dreamgal2Sondra C said:

All my days are special, especially when talking to such nice people as you!

Thanks for caring.

At 23:49, Mar 23, 2008

KrystleKrystle said:

Hey! The image is showing up now. Sometimes it take a few minutes for the image to "stick". Hope you're enjoying Easter! It's been a rainy day here today, but the temperatures are mild and yesterday was actually sunny, which made for a pleasant afternoon of harvesting at the farm. Tomorrow I'm flying back to the SW to accompany my mom for medical testing in San Antonio. I'm sorry to hear that your job is dragging on--hopefully it'll be done and over with soon, and you can be back in FL chasing after those pesky deer!!

At 22:27, Mar 25, 2008

JackHerrickJack H said:

Thanks for your work on RC today.  :)

At 16:41, Mar 26, 2008

JackHerrickJack H said:

Congrats on today's FA!

At 09:53, Mar 29, 2008

Dreamgal2Sondra C said:

Bob, first congratulations on your great article that was FA .

You sure do some great writing among your other talents on wikiHow.

If possible can you check out my talk page. I believe that someone there needs to be blocked.

Thanks so very much for all that you do on wikiHow. You really are a great guy..

At 10:06, Mar 29, 2008

Dreamgal2Sondra C said:

boy you sure work fast.;)

Thanks for my first laugh of the day. Now I can go back to sleep with a smile on my face.

Its a bit too early for me to actually start the day. I would ruin my reputation for being a late riser.;)

At 00:52, Apr 01, 2008

Gg7744Gg7744 said:

Hi Bob whats up? just wanted to tell you that you make wikihow complete

At 14:53, Apr 03, 2008 said:

I am not sorry

At 14:56, Apr 03, 2008 said:

stop talking to me ive know your IP address


At 16:06, Apr 03, 2008

JackHerrickJack H said:

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Thanks for riding along on patrol today!

At 22:44, Apr 03, 2008

JackHerrickJack H said:

Ha. Thanks :)

At 01:01, Apr 04, 2008

SudoKingSudoKing said:

Hilarious, but I didn't want any other less suspecting users to fall for it. :)

At 03:57, Apr 04, 2008

JackHerrickJack H said:

Thanks for the heads up. That was a sock puppet account of Blake231. Sad. He has been trolling us for a while. Stupid move to think you would fall for that though! I have blocked both of these accounts. He will probably be back at some point with another username though. So be on your guard! Let me know via email if you suspect he is back and I'll do a sock puppet check on him.

At 01:49, Apr 05, 2008

Cipher_nemoCipher_nemo said:

Ah, thanks! I missed seeing that.


At 17:55, Apr 05, 2008

KrystleKrystle said:

Heya Bob!

You got me on that link--I didn't know you wouldn't be able to see the deleted version! I wrote my reply quickly, with one foot out the door. But I guess it makes sense--it was deleted for a reason, and what would be the point of deleting content if anyone could go right back and read it, huh?

No updates on the userpage about Oregon; I'm so busy I can't see straight! Just working, working, working. We got a string of sunny days recently, which made sitting out in the field rather nice. I've been harvesting beets, greens, and carrots. Drove an 50 year Allis Chalmers Model G the other day--the farmer caught me off guard and said "Git on up!" and I nearly decapitated the asparagus. =D

My mom's doing OK; you must carry some weight with the guy upstairs 'cause the thoughts and prayers are working!

Too bad the rabbits and deer are such diligent harvesters. If only they could be trained to go after the weeds--and ONLY the weeds--with the same fervor. It's always nice to hear from you, and I hope things are going nicely for you there in MS, and that the job isn't as stressful anymore. =)


At 19:22, Apr 05, 2008

BusbyheadBusbyhead said:

Hi, Sockpuppet.

This post on the forum is causing some confusion.
People seem to think that you are the one who's nephew committed suicide. You should perhaps edit your original post with the following code to avoid any more problems:

There was an article titled "How to Win Her Back At Last" on this website that my nephew read and printed. I found a copy of this article in his apartment. I was in his apartment clearing out his personal effects a few days after his suicide.
The article states: "Think how you could not possibly live without her. That you perfer to die rather than live without her....."

That will put a quote box around it.


At 08:39, Apr 06, 2008

BusbyheadBusbyhead said:

It's OK. When you're writing posts on the forum, you can select text and press one (or more) of the buttons at the top of the posting area.

Hope that helps,

At 08:49, Apr 06, 2008

D-raeD rae said:

Nice work on RC this morning! Keep at it :D

At 15:04, Apr 06, 2008

TxRiskTxRisk said:

Wow - Nice article on making a banjo!! I cannot wait to see the finished product - just completely awesome!

At 21:41, Apr 06, 2008

JackHerrickJack H said:

Fantastic rewrite here:

Thanks for saving that article. Impressive.  :)

As for hasty use on the {{duplicate}} template. I agree that this is a potential problem. I've actually been doing a huge template creation project, which I hope will help better explain to new editors what happens to their pages and why. Take a look at User:JackHerrick/Templates to see my rough drafts. Let me know if you have any suggestions to improve them.

Also, if you have examples where you think duplicate or the NFD for duplicate is being used too quickly, please feel free to email or talk page me the example. If appropriate I will coach the editor to reduce the odds it doesn't happen again.

Thanks again for everything you do here!

At 23:56, Apr 06, 2008

Hummerboy39Zach said:


At 18:51, Apr 08, 2008

JackHerrickJack H said:

Great work with the fun banjo project! Looks well, fun!

At 20:51, Apr 08, 2008

JackHerrickJack H said:

Awesome work on

Unless, I hear otherwise from you, I'd like to make it a FA. :)

At 21:59, Apr 08, 2008

BrendanurieMarissa said:

thanks i just never knew how it worked

At 19:41, Apr 09, 2008

DAGaNgStErBbYDAGaNgStErBbY said:

"Bashing an article on the discussion page or bashing the writer may make you feel 10 feet tall, but it makes you look like a mighty small person. If you don't like or agree with an article, improve it, leave a mature, dignified comment, or move on. "


At 00:04, Apr 11, 2008

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

Hi Bob, Thanks for the heads up. I'm aware he has multiple accounts. I've blocked several, but he should be OK as long as he's posting from skaterboi and playing nice. That's his original account, and that block expired recently.

At 14:07, Apr 12, 2008

XKookyFrooFrooxZoe Volt said:

Hi, Sockpuppet. Just wanted to tell you that I saw some edits by SokPuppet that confused me. They changed their name to SockPuppet, so there is practically nothing to tell you guys apart now. I wanted to ask him to change his name, but I guess it's your choice.


At 14:07, Apr 12, 2008

XKookyFrooFrooxZoe Volt said:

This link is his user page, sorry.


At 16:45, Apr 12, 2008

XKookyFrooFrooxZoe Volt said:

Okay, if you're okay with it, that's fine.


At 03:38, Apr 13, 2008

MelwadeMel said:

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Thanks for riding along on patrol today!

Keep up the good work!

At 22:57, Apr 14, 2008

SternheSternhe said:

thanks for reverting that idiots remark. peace out bruda!!!

At 00:06, Apr 15, 2008

Agent-00negroCorey Smallwood said:

Hey how you get so famous man? im tryin to get like you

At 00:29, Apr 16, 2008

ElocinaNicole Willson said:

wikiBeauty Award
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A salute for your
random acts of beauty.

Your contributions are appreciated.
Thanks for making wikiHow a special place to be.

Thanks for all the thought and care you put into looking after wikiHow.

At 00:12, Apr 18, 2008

KrystleKrystle said:

Hey there Bob!

I know, I hadn't come on for some time but it's nice to know that someone noticed! I haven't gotten back on the tractor so the asparagus is safe, for now. =) Are you still in MS? Also, I noticed a contributor named Sokpuppet today (although their alternate name does include the "c") - can I assume that's not you? The unusually cold and wet weather continues up here in Oregon, but it should clear up by the end of May; I'm looking forward to sunny days. =) Hope you are doing well!

At 13:14, Aug 10, 2013

KeerthikasubramanianKeerthikasubramanian said:

hi i feel happy becz i m also wikiHow circle ..then can u get info dailyy..

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