User_talk: BR/Archive9

At 09:43, Jul 29, 2008

BRBR said:

On 23:15, July 21, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

How much "demoving" you plan on doing...lol

On 23:35, July 21, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

You have a lot of catching up to do on RC

On 23:50, July 21, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

You have too much time on your hands

On 00:18, July 22, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

1169 patrolled and counting

On 01:17, 22 July 2008

TeamChickenTeamChicken said:

Hi, BR-- I am quite aware that I have uploaded many pictures. I am working on a group project for an English class, and I was starting on our article so that other people in my team could work on it.

Please do not go and delete the stuff I have worked so hard to put onto WikiHow.

Thanks, TeamChicken

On 01:38, 22 July 2008

TeamChickenTeamChicken said:

Thanks!

TeamChicken

On 02:01, July 22, 2008

TtrimmTeresa said:

Are you saying that non-admins aren't supposed to remove ANY tags??? Or just NFD. If I removed an NFD, it would have been one that I put there and I usually address the issue. I will look and see what was up with that one. A bit confused right now.

Teresa (What I said to you/me) and then I looked at the article and I believe you were responding to the question.

Oops...I replied to me.

I believe that you were answering my question, correct?/

On 02:12, July 22, 2008

TtrimmTeresa said:

I had originally thought that you had 'admonished' me for removing the tag and that is not something that I usually do, so that was why I was confused. Once I went to the article, I think I had it figured out. Thank you.

It had originally been some type of advertisement I believe, but I thought it was a good topic and did some editing to 'fix' it.

On 03:29, 22 July 2008

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

Hi Bob,

Thanks for pitching in to help with the NFD reviews - it's much appreciated! When I review articles, I do assume the original person who posted the NFD supports it, then look at other votes, and if it's close, use my best judgment to decide it. I usually post a note on the discussion page if I do not delete the article, just to make it clear that a given NFD round has ended with the article being kept. I think it's helpful to note on the discussion page if the article has been deleted, but I don't think that's absolutely necessary. Don't worry about removing links to user pages or talk pages, but it is good form to remove links to articles.

Many thanks again for your help and fine adminship! You are a huge help around wikiHow.

Chris

On 05:11, 22 July 2008

Mash317MA said:

It should work. I don't know how well it would work. I don't think any harm will come to the user as it seems to be food safe ingredients used.

On 10:21, July 22, 2008

BurnoutJack Catura said:

im sorry

On 11:40, 22 July 2008

MeaghannElyne said:

You might want to delete it and add all of the links to the blacklist. I tried to speedy it but it won't let me because of the links.


http://www.wikihow.com/Request:Omaha-Poker-Gratis?redirect=no&rcid=2479325&reverse=&featured=&fromrc=1

On 11:50, 22 July 2008

MeaghannElyne said:

Thanks, and goodmorning to you.Its midday overhere. Sorry that that request contains so many sites to be blacklisted ;)

On 12:30, 22 July 2008

MeaghannElyne said:

Ah ok, I know we do need help on Dutch wikiHow,and that link was very euh obvious ;) but I already are one there.Chris asked me to put all the spam from there posting on his talkpage/admin board so that he can place it on the general blacklist here. And further he is pretty much coaching and helping me away. Unfortunately I'm the only active admin there :(

On 16:25, 22 July 2008

76.206.27.10776.206.27.107 said:

thanks Bob!

On 18:14, July 22, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

4 days with no more than 2 hours sleep

On 18:23, July 22, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

That is so cool. I used to compete as a child.

On 18:37, 22 July 2008

GlGage said:

Hi BR! How are you today?

On 18:53, 22 July 2008

GlGage said:

Oh! I am not here all the time. Just to let you know!!

On 18:54, July 22, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

How you know what I look like?

On 20:21, July 22, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

RC Kicking your butt?

On 20:29, July 22, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

you posted i was funny looking...lol

On 20:33, July 22, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

Notices all

On 20:34, 22 July 2008

TexanSpyTexanSpy said:

hi bob. I actually accidentally wrote i was too young. but i am old enough. that was a typo. sorry to confuse.

I wasn't aware of the whole dont write age name or anything like that so thank you for telling me.

On 20:58, 22 July 2008

TovaTova said:

Thanks for the suggestions. I am new and still learning the ropes.

On 22:30, 22 July 2008

216.220.216.152216.220.216.152 said:

Thanks baby are u gay or bi cus I am mmmm my cock is 7 nd a half inches

On 22:31, 22 July 2008

TexanSpyTexanSpy said:

okay and thanks! :D

On 22:33, 22 July 2008

TexanSpyTexanSpy said:

what do i have to message to that person exactly?

On 22:39, 22 July 2008

TexanSpyTexanSpy said:

okay BR just to make this clear..i am 'old enough' but just turned that recently so i forgot and wrote the wrong age.

On 23:00, July 22, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

69.248.172.57 ( talk | edits | logs | block log | active blocks | block userwhois ) — needs blocked asap

On 23:06, July 22, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

took you long enough

On 23:08, July 22, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

lmao...You must have heard I was leaving wikihow

On 00:47, July 23, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

Hey Bob,

I thought this was an improvement

On 01:23, July 23, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

lets lock down this IP
76.184.43.35 ( talk | edits | logs | block log | active blocks | block userwhois )

On 01:29, July 23, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

Maybe he should quit taking all that viagra</big

On 04:18, July 23, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

lmao=Laugh My Ass Off. It's the step above LOL

As far as leaving goes, I've been contemplating leaving for the last week. Chis e-mailed me and convinced me not to make a hasty decision. Thats why I blanked my userpage a few days ago, but I still don't know what I'm going to do.

On 11:09, July 23, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

Better get busy on RC since nobody else will do it

On 11:37, July 23, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

no the third needs blocked too I sent you the link

On 13:38, 23 July 2008

Ute123hannah said:

but mike was making fun of me for living in canada so why can't i make fun of him for living in the states?

On 17:03, 23 July 2008

TexanSpyTexanSpy said:

Okay BR...I actually lied about that stuff..I'm REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY very sorry about lying..trust me my conciouns was killing me!! but that actually wasn't a typo..it was real. But I lied because I didn't want my username deleted. When i made my account i didn't realize that it was such a big deal. But you see in three days I will officially be 'old enough' so please can you wait three days? can I please keep my username? because in three days I will be old enough.

Please think about it.

On 17:17, July 23, 2008

KrystleKrystle said:

Hey Bob! Make a Yo Yo looks awesome. I left a note on Discussion:Make-a-Window-Screen but I'll copy it here for your clicking convenience:

"This page should include instructions on measuring, then instructions on or links to different methods. I suggest we split a new article: Make an Aluminum Frame Window Screen and revert this page to a previous version that gives an overview of other methods (until those methods get enough info to split into their own pages one day). Thoughts?"

It's cooled off dramatically up here. Hope things are going down in them parts! =)

On 22:03, 23 July 2008

TexanSpyTexanSpy said:

Why bother my parents with all this? Trust me they don't care about this type of thing..but im not lying when i say that in three days ill be old enough so can't i just keep going on with my life? Do we really need to take it to this extreme??? I know it's a big deal, but anyways how would you even be able to verify my real age? If this becomes too big of a thing for me to want to deal with..I just will quit this username, and wait three days. I don't want to, but I also don't want to do all this, I'm tired of all this stuff I have to do to verify and so on..I will be old enough in three days so whats wrong??

On 22:15, July 23, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

Bob,

I added this site to blacklist and its not stopping him. Can we block the IP please.

Thank you

On 22:45, July 23, 2008

MaluniuMaluniu said:

Hey Budddd--deeeeeee

OhioMike informed me via IRC that the IPs changed when I blocked the first one, so I put both links used on the spam blacklist after the second IP started to post them.

On 00:57, 24 July 2008

Mash317MA said:

Thanks for the revert. It looks like I am developing some real "friends". Thanks for looking out for me.

On 01:15, 24 July 2008

TheKTheK said:

leave my stuff alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On 01:43, July 24, 2008

TtrimmTeresa said:

Someone's messing with your userpage

On 02:43, 24 July 2008

Mash317MA said:

I am on patrol now although the count looks good. Let me know if there is anything I can help with.

On 03:16, 24 July 2008

Quackers%2BCheeseQuackers+Cheese said:

I'm sorry, i didn't know. Ill be more careful with what i say. :)

On 04:44, 24 July 2008

DaddotcomDoug McDaniel said:

BR - The (spanking) article has been consistently and persistently attacked by people that don't accept MY opinion and I'm just about SICK of it.

THESE people with all their experience should stick to subjects that they support instead of vandalizing articles that they have no business meddling.

On 05:46, July 24, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

LMAO I'm sure thats more your area of expertise.

On 05:56, July 24, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

Bob I don't know everything...lol

On 06:00, July 24, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

see you tomorrow

On 06:30, July 24, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

I don't have NAB, and those aren't the same

On 07:42, July 24, 2008

ZackZack said:

I was looking at some contributions and noticed a user posted she was 12, so I blocked for a year. Then... I read her talk page and found that you were already aware of her age. Sorry for cutting in.

On 14:45, July 24, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

Answer if it has been added to list then it would be blocked, and not needed to be added

On 14:52, July 24, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

Also remember if it was recently posted to black list it would appear in the history

On 15:01, July 24, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

On 15:11, 24 July 2008

WacalooloWacaloolo said:

OK i'll do that.

On 15:19, July 24, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

Looks good except some missing the /b at beginning. The /b prevents SPAMbots from circumventing the blacklist

On 15:23, 24 July 2008

WacalooloWacaloolo said:

help.

On 15:24, 24 July 2008

WacalooloWacaloolo said:

I think i lost an archive on the talk page

On 15:26, 24 July 2008

WacalooloWacaloolo said:

and i don't know how to add the tour and stuff like that. please help.

On 15:26, July 24, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

Quit crying!! You're not the only worthless one here

On 15:29, 24 July 2008

WacalooloWacaloolo said:

Yes, i don't know how to do that.

On 15:43, 24 July 2008

WacalooloWacaloolo said:

It's much too complicated. I am not to good with computers. Could you ask somebody else to help? A lot of information is in the lost talk page.

On 15:51, 24 July 2008

WacalooloWacaloolo said:

no.

On 16:00, 24 July 2008

WacalooloWacaloolo said:

instead could you just start a new archive. please. =)

On 16:12, 24 July 2008

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

Hi BR,

In an ideal world, the spam blacklist would probably be alphabetized and contain no duplicates. However, in our less perfect world, I assume that neither of these things is critical. However, knowing what they say about assume... I went ahead and put your questions to Travis to be certain.

If a spam URL can be added to wikiHow, then something about another listing is almost certainly different and it probably should be added to the blacklist. One thing that can help prevent repeat spamming from similar listings is to do a domain-wide block. For example, if the URL looks like this:

http://www.game-thai.com/b/viewtopic.php?t=58592&start=0

You can add the whole domain to the blacklist by just adding this expression: game-thai\.com to the blacklist. That will prevent any other URL from that site from being added. I usually take the domain-wide approach unless the domain has a lot of useful information on it. E.g., I wouldn't add block all of yahoo\.com, or google\.com. With big sites like that, I would take the subdomain approach and block those. E.g., groups\.google\.us or similar. Subdomains precede the main domain in URLs; groups in the above example.

Hope this is helpful!

Chris

On 16:20, 24 July 2008

WacalooloWacaloolo said:

thank you anyway

On 16:32, 24 July 2008

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

I sure don't see anything that looks wrong with those entries. I also just heard from Travis that alphabetizing is nice, but not necessary, and that dupes don't cause problems.

On 16:42, 24 July 2008

DaddotcomDoug McDaniel said:

"Regardless, in talking with people, you need to exhibit maturity and mutual respect, not bemeaning and berating diatribe, it just isn't polite or acceptable."

You said you reviewed my talk page and my comments...you find me to be disrespectful, bemeaning and berating?

This is because I make a single comment? Look over the notes, how many times have I personally been attacked for holding the view that this article promotes?

So anybody can do anything to any article....no matter how it pollutes the content? Cumbyya

On 20:34, 24 July 2008

Pickleboy1234Pickleboy1234 said:

Hi BOB.

On 22:00, 24 July 2008

JrsweeteaJrsweetea said:

Exuse me I recently updated the article : How to look like Blair warner. I'm sure you ment well, but could you tell me why my information was removed?

On 02:42, 25 July 2008

WacalooloWacaloolo said:

thanks.

On 04:58, July 25, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

No I'm pissed off, she even made this comment on my userpage:

Hello, I am an idiot here to be idiotic and not useful to the wikiHow community! Plus also, the person who put this stupid stuff on someone else's talk page is going to get a warning on his/her talkpage! HAHAHA

She admits to making bad edits because she thinks they're funny.

On 04:59, July 25, 2008

TtrimmTeresa said:

Love your comment about the zombie articles!!!

On 12:31, 25 July 2008

DavecrosbyDave Crosby said:

Hi Bob. Yes, the 3 days were because it was just me that had been hit. They did the rest as I ambled along to the blocking rooms. I'd normally do more for that, but this won't hurt, further blocks can happen as needed.

Cool, more horsies... thank you!

On 12:44, 25 July 2008

Mash317MA said:

That's OK. I'll send an email off to you later but I had a terrible headache last night so I quit the net.

Have a good day!

On 13:11, 25 July 2008

DavecrosbyDave Crosby said:

Oh yes, one of my many fans. :-)

On 17:05, 25 July 2008

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

Hey BR,

Just to let you know, we received permission for Artsitmeg98 and have unblocked her account. Thanks for helping ensure we're in line with the law!

Chris

On 23:00, 25 July 2008

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

Thanks for your efforts, Bob. COPPA enforcement is a challenging situation - we don't want to discourage good faith contributors, but we need to be sure the really young ones are not doing so without their parents knowledge. With TexasSpy, I simply asked that she get her parents to let us know she's 13 and provide a contact number where we can verify that. If they aren't willing to do that, I'm not sure there's much else we can do; I feel like that's an entirely reasonable level of parental involvement in a 13-year old's activities.

It would be good if we could remove information short of deleting a page; I do think we can remove specific revisions once we have updated to the newest version of MediaWiki. That will be a helpful thing to have when we're seeking to remove age-related information for these users.

Chris

On 02:51, July 26, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

Keep up the good work patrolling. Glad to see Dave Crosby helping out so much...lol

On 03:21, July 26, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

Your clock must be slow

On 11:24, 26 July 2008

MeaghannElyne said:

Hi Bob,

Could you take a look at the admin board pleas? There is a huge spam attack going on on the other language wikihow's.

On 11:38, 26 July 2008

MeaghannElyne said:

Thanks, and i'm still learning on how to put sites on the dutch blacklist to soo can't help with that.

On 11:46, 26 July 2008

DavecrosbyDave Crosby said:

Hi Bob. It's only a 'your time' thing. Dupes don't hurt at all, they just have no effect. Your last entry for the dot com url is all that's needed. But, saying that, you've forgotten to escape the dot com part. Do you want to pop back in? Or I can.

I can't remember when she last did but User:Versageek usually pops in and gives us a darn good clean up, she is a bit of an expert with these things.

On 12:08, 26 July 2008

DavecrosbyDave Crosby said:

Yes, it's the forward slash, it does something clever like telling the filters to ignore the dot. Clever stuff.

I just rolled you back, it was easier than finding your addition, and I had already blocked the bulk of the domain just before you.

Here are some tips.
If you add to the bottom of the list it's easier to edit/watch new entries. Don't worry about alphabetising, it's not critical and is done for us routinely.
Where you can, use the Add to Spam Blacklist link off of the diff. This is guaranteed to make a correct entry, and we all (looking at myself here) make mistakes. Don't worry about the /b when using the link, they are added for us routinely.
Oh, and here's a horror story: Some time ago (well over a year?) there was an mistake made in a manual entry to the list. It broke the list! Quite amazing. We were getting dozens of spam additions to the site every minute and blacklisting didn't work. The entire spam filtering system fell over. Was incredible to watch, and you felt so helpless. It got sorted (was very hard to find), but wow it made us SO careful afterwards. Lol.

On 12:16, July 26, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

You break the list? Geesh can't take you anywhere

On 13:11, 26 July 2008

DavecrosbyDave Crosby said:

Right, Chris is new and Kyrstal has her fingers in the other pies. Do drop Versageek a line about archiving that, she is the uber geek for these things. And yes, bent not broke, lol.

On 16:09, 26 July 2008

KnowItSomeKnowItSome said:

Ambassador in the wikiHow Community
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The efforts of Bob have been increasingly helpful lately as he has gone that extra mile to help several different groups of users stay happy, comfortable, and connected; and focused on the wikiHow mission. wikiHow is lucky to have such a dedicated contributor looking out for his fellow editors.

On 16:23, 26 July 2008

MeaghannElyne said:

Congrats with your barnstar Bob :D

On 17:27, 26 July 2008

50klopBo said:

High Five 5882.jpg

High Five!

Thanks so much for helping to patrol!

Without you, many articles would not be as helpful.

Keep up the great work!

On 00:03, July 27, 2008

KrystleKrystle said:

Hey Bob!

I love the article, and I didn't think you sounded jaded! I agree that fishing is an extremely broad and locale-specific topic (I once tried doing some background research for Fish and I got a headache from the information overload) but it'd be great if we could have a series of more specific articles like the one you started (and I got a good chuckle from the "Krystle clear" reference!).

Also, congratulations on the shiny barnstar! =)

-K.

On 00:25, July 27, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

Shhhhhh gotta get him to say it lol

On 00:49, July 27, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

I liked the article in your sandbox. Did you plan on touching fly fishing at all?

On 01:20, July 27, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

Originally a Michigan boy. I grew up fishing all year round.

On 01:24, 27 July 2008

MeaghannElyne said:

No problem ;) you deserve it.

On 01:36, July 27, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

LOL

On 04:23, 27 July 2008

Airsoft_mastaAirsoft_masta said:

"Teddy bears are not airsoft targets"

they work pretty good for me. i am just simply stating my opinion. Cool down.

On 04:24, 27 July 2008

Airsoft_mastaAirsoft_masta said:

and by the way, it is airsoft_masta, not airsofmasta. THERE IS A T

On 04:24, 27 July 2008

Airsoft_mastaAirsoft_masta said:

ever seen one?

On 04:37, 27 July 2008

ZdavenzZdavenz The Runescape Guru said:

Hey what the heck does the NFD on How to Play Runescape In High Definition even mean? wtf are you trying to say?

On 14:35, 27 July 2008

ZdavenzZdavenz The Runescape Guru said:

Dude this tells you what you need to play it in high detail. People wouldnt know what the heck it was talking about if it was upgrade your driver or something like that. With this name, people can say "Hey i can do this in play RuneScape in high detail!" with upgrade your driver they wouldnt have the slightest clue whether or not it would let you play RuneScape in high detail.

On 19:19, 27 July 2008

ZdavenzZdavenz The Runescape Guru said:

Done. Check it out.

On 01:30, 28 July 2008

KevKev said:

User2_780.GIF

Have you entered the Contest yet? The deadline will be on the third and voting will be the next day. The winner will get things to put on your userpage.

On 02:21, 28 July 2008

KnowItSomeKnowItSome said:

Thanks, Bob. And you are WAY too modest!

On 02:40, 28 July 2008

PancakepartyPancakeparty said:

Thank you! I hope the story turns out really, really long..

On 10:22, July 28, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

Morning

On 10:27, July 28, 2008

OhioMikeOhioMike said:

Doing good...Have a good day

On 13:45, 28 July 2008

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

Hi Bob,

Thanks for your help on the NFDs. Sorry if I'm slow to respond right now; I'm traveling and off-line much of the time.

I looked at Friendship's contributions, and the fifth grade comment, combined with the unhelpful nature of some other edits led me to conclude that he or she is probably under age and needed to be blocked until we can verify that information, so I went ahead and did that.

Iron Man hasn't reported any bad behavior on your part to me, but who knows - he may have skipped me entirely and told on you to the the big boss.

Thanks much, Chris

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