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Martha Tabram

Hi Chris, thanks for the comment on my Martha Tabram article. It looks as if I somehow wasn't logged in when I added it. I'm adding material to all the articles on Ripper victims, with some comments later. Take care, Gordon (User:Gordon L)

Japanese atomic program

I've been editing it a bit. It still gives too much credit to very questionable sources. The link that says it is to the Snell article is, well, to say the least, a little suspicious -- a grab-bag of really poor conspiracy theories about the moon landings and atomic bomb testing during the Port Chicago mutiny. I'd be a lot happier if we could find a better link. I'll work it over a bit more, please tell me what you think about my edits, they are not written in stone. I am not an expert on the Japanese program but I know quite a lot about the American program and from what I have read about the Japanese program, it seems incredibly implausible that they were as far along as Snell urges. I find the Snell information to be scientifically suspicious (such as saying that 5 cyclotrons could be used to enrich enough uranium for a bomb -- if these are just regular cyclotrons and not specially designed mass spectrometers for this purpose, this sounds really ridiculous. Even if they were something like the Oak Ridge Calutrons, which were massive and would not be confused for cyclotrons, it would have been questionable). The confusion also between uranium oxide and u-235 is a little troubling still -- this needs to be sorted out (uranium oxide is U-238, not U-235; the process goes: uranium ore -> uranium oxide -> uranium hexafloride -> enrichment -> u-235), and to imply that having uranium oxide means you can automatically make a bomb is very misleading. Anyway, I'll work on it a bit and then we can see where we agree/disagree. I don't have a huge axe to grind (I have no ideological stakes in this, in what I am saying), I just find the tendency of journalists to exaggerate the Japanese and German bomb programs for sensationalist purposes ("Hitler almost had an a-bomb!") to be annoying (in the same way they exaggerate the use of espionage in the Soviet case), but this is largely because I'm an academic who has spent too much time working on nuclear weapons history. ;-) Anyway, I really do appreciate the work you did on this initially, despite my complaints; I'm well aware that it is easier to nit-pick than to write from scratch. Thank you for your patience with me!--Fastfission 06:56, 9 Dec 2004 (UTC)

RFC pages on VfD

Should RFC pages be placed on VfD to be deleted? I'm considering removing Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Slrubenstein, Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Jwrosenzweig and Wikipedia:Requests for comment/John Kenney from WP:VFD. Each of them was listed by CheeseDreams. Your comments on whether I should do this would be appreciated. - Ta bu shi da yu 03:28, 10 Dec 2004 (UTC)

quicksand and granular materials

Hi Chris

I thought the merged page on granular materials was very good. Sorry about the five minutes thing... I put some talk on the discussion page. Still, this is all wiki at its best!

(funnily enough a similar thing happened to me the other day. I started a new page (Abramowitz and Stegun) and spent maybe half an hour editing it; but when I saved it my version dsappeared, having been replaced by a much more complete article that had at least three authors (none of which were me). Weird).

Anyway, I created a new category, granular materials. I've been categorizing articles such as snow and coal. It'd be good to build this category up!

best wishes

Robinh 08:13, 10 Dec 2004 (UTC)


Hi Chris, and thanks very much for the award! I'll do my best to keep up the good work.

Gordon L 00:18, 11 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Lincoln Zephyr

Many thanks for the Lincoln Zephyr picture. It's a good one. RivGuySC 18:32, 11 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Request for Deletion

Hi Chris73! You are an admin, who seems to be online now. Please delete these pages: User talk:Hindipremi, User talk:Sudhasnshu and User talk:Aadhar. These are not user talk pages. I saw red links to them on the Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Prabhasakshi page. Thinking they were user pages, I posted welcome messages. But, after a few minutes I realized that they are mere links created by to influence the process deletion. Also, you might want to ban this IP address. Thanks in advance. utcursch 07:25, Dec 16, 2004 (UTC)

RE: vandalism from IP:

As is appropriate, I have now marked this IP adress by the Institution which it represents. While there may have been vandalism from this IP addresss, I contemplate that it emanates largely from one user within this institution. I will leave a note on the talk page regarding this user. Cerceole 06:38, 17 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Friedrich Schleiermacher

thanks a lot! I appreciate your quick work.--Kentin 16:10, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Sew the Wind, Reap the Whirlwind

The thing I want to know is this: is Wikipedia an encyclopedia, or is it a propaganda machine for Islamic extremists? I don't consider the removal of biased material as vandalism. If you refuse to produce objective reports on such sensitive topics, then your project is doomed in the free world. We are not idiots. We know that torture is a fact of life everywhere, but for every incident involving U.S. citizens, it happens ten thousand times in other nations, esp. within totalitarian Islamic regimes. Banning me from editing would be a big mistake. I am a VC++ programmer, and I have authored various internet tools that will make your on-line existence a living hell. I would unleash an automated army of slave-bots that would incessantly search through every Wiki site on the 'net, deleting or defacing every article in place thousands of times every hour. I will shut you DOWN like a clown. Don't mess with me, just be fair and objective. Epsilon3

Replacing articles with asdfasdfasdf or biased fool biased fool biased fool... is vandalism. If you do that again, you will be blocked. If you think the article is incorrect and have run into trouble fixing it, discuss it on the talk page -- Chris 73 Talk 16:20, Dec 18, 2004 (UTC)
You're Full of It: I discussed on the talk page, somebody agreed with me and then posted the same slanderous bullshit. I think I may make it my holiday project to get serious with Wikipedia. I type 120 words a minute, and have authored millions of words of text and code. Be nice and either remove the U.S./torture content, or add objective reports on other nations wherein it is an every day event and not the exception to the rule. Epsilon3
Looking through your edits, you either blanked the pages or added nonsense text. The only sensible text was a request for more info on other countries stating Please contribute to..., and one link. Please add such requests on the talk page. The article is only for actual information, not requests. If you want the article to include torture in Iran, Syria, etc (who I believe do torture), then by all means write it, trying to use a neutral point of view. And, oh, I can program and type, too. -- Chris 73 Talk 16:32, Dec 18, 2004 (UTC)

This is not an open encyclopedia.

As I said, this is not an open encyclopedia. Why is it that when people are adding to the article (ex: calling contraceptives abortifacients) they are characterized as vandals? This is not an open encyclopedia as is professed. You are lying. (User:

Re: your vandalism on Abortion: See Wikipedia:Neutral point of view -- Chris 73 Talk 02:25, Dec 20, 2004 (UTC)

yes you are right this is not an open encyclopedia at all fuck with this system they are nothing but they want to read the world what they want they are trying to force their own articles on users my article was asked to be deleted for the reason that it was written in 1st person why whats your problem with that and if i have put any link than whats your problem after internet is all about network do you want [threat] i am an ethical hacker (User:

Anaerobic respiration

Do you have any idea why Anaerobic respiration keeps on getting vandalized? I've reverted it at least 10 times over the last few weeks! JFW | T@lk 02:06, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Consumer price index

why do you say that? (check how to edit a page.. user Lightning from now on please, i'll log in)

It looked to me like you wanted to make a subheading by typing '''Uses''', which i changed to ===Uses===. No offense intended, just trying to help. -- Chris 73 Talk 06:56, Dec 20, 2004 (UTC)
Oh, no I was just trying to bold it. the whole section was a mess of somebody trying to make a list with carriage returns as "--" and I guess it slipped my mind that its single not double quotes to bold things... late nights, it happens. Lightning 07:03, Dec 20, 2004 (UTC)

Toyota city

Sorry about the city name. I realizd later on I should have left it there. About the whole toyota vs toyota motor corporation, do you see another way of doing it? Thanks in advance. Christopher Mahan 00:35, 21 Dec 2004 (UTC)

I hear you on the cars and history. I will probably do that soon. Christopher Mahan 02:14, 21 Dec 2004 (UTC)

German copyright protection on photographs

Chris, perchance I stumbled on your comment on User talk:Quadell, where you wrote: "I think photos in Germany are copyrighted for 50 years, but i am absolutely not certain about this." I think that's correct, see User talk:Quadell#German translation for more info. Lupo 11:43, 21 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Blocks are not expiring

I'm posting this message on every admin who has made a block in the last few days. The title says it all really: because of a bug in the new software blocks are not expiring when their time is up. Until this is fixed can you get in the habit of manually unblocking a few everytime you block one. If everyone does this we'll be able to keep on top of things until the bug is sorted out. Note also that another bug is displaying indefinite blocks as expiring at the current time and date. obviously you don't want to unblock those. If you want to reply please do so here Theresa Knott (The snott rake) 09:32, 27 Dec 2004 (UTC)


Thanks for being a lot more civil RE the chennai photos than most of the people who left comments on my website. now we can back to making an encylopedia... Matthewmayer 13:24, 27 Dec 2004 (UTC)

No problem, thanks for the Images. It can happen to everybody that they do something in the best intentions, and it just goes wrong. (See the fine print at the bottom of User:Chris 73...or maybe better not :) Don't let the critic get you down, and keep up the good work -- Chris 73 Talk 13:29, Dec 27, 2004 (UTC)


Hi. Do you want me to protect your user page for some time? -- Chris 73 Talk 09:19, Dec 28, 2004 (UTC)

I'd rather he stick to my userpage actually, AOL users can be annoyingly hard to track and the cleanup would take a lot more work if this spilled out into the articles. Feel free to leave my userpage vandalised a bit, I'm sure they'll just grow bored and leave. Thanks though! --fvw* 09:23, 2004 Dec 28 (UTC)

Photographer's Barnstar

Hi Chris,

In part for your own photographs, but perhaps more for your skill in locating, uploading and organising hundreds of free use images, I think you deserve a barnstar. I'm constantly finding that you have satisfied requests for pictures at Wikipedia:Requested_pictures and that surely merits a star. -- Solipsist 12:11, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Yeah! Thank you very much! I love finding pics, and I am very excited to get a Barnstar! I moved the barnstar to my main page. -- Chris 73 Talk 12:14, Dec 28, 2004 (UTC)

Image:Pomegranate crosssection.jpg?

Hi Chris,

I noticed a broken image link at Pomegranate. You added the image link on November 12 to Image:Pomegranate crosssection.jpg, which doesn't work anymore. Did you know it was deleted? Do you know why? The image was public domain, from [1]. I notice it's also listed in your commons:User:Chris 73/PublicDomain page, but it doesn't exist at the Commons either.

Dbenbenn 06:04, 29 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Never mind. I went ahead and re-uploaded the image. Dbenbenn 01:00, 30 Dec 2004 (UTC) all blocked for a week

User:, User:, User: and User: are all blocked for a week for violating Wikipedia:No personal attacks. I gave them all a warning on the 25 December, 2004. I told them that this is their last warning, and I meant it. Any queries about the block, please direct this to User talk:Ta bu shi da yu. Thanks for your support! - Ta bu shi da yu 06:10, 29 Dec 2004 (UTC)


Logged in - Sswn
No problem -sswn 03:39, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)


I'm all for not deleting possibly valuable substubs, but isn't keeping "foo is a pokemon." going a bit far? --fvw* 03:33, 2005 Jan 2 (UTC)

I Understand

Hey, I understand, don't worry about the blocking. Like I said, this has become a good way for me to find a new friend who writes interestung articles. Someday we'll talk about Japan. I hope that you consider me among your friends in Wikipedia. Tony the Marine


Thanks for fixing my post on that anon's talk page. I can't believe I didn't see that, I was working in a lot of tabs at once. Pakaran 15:22, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Missing images

Hi, I saw a missing image on Whistle and saw that it was you that added the link to it. On checking your contribs, I saw what seems to be you having added links to many such non-existent images. I do not know how to fix this. But I do think it's high time the links are fixed or removed. In case the non-display of those images is due to a software error or is a temporary server problem or the like, please ignore this message. Thanks, --Just my 2 cents -- Hemanshu 19:45, 7 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Metal gearios

You actually tought Metal Gearios was advertising?! Hahahahahahaha! (User:

Yak Butter Blues

Hi. I logged on now. Is the Yak Butter Blues piece good to go? I still wrote original source you mentioned. (User:Pelegrinotrek)

Answered on User talk:Pelegrinotrek -- Chris 73 Talk 06:03, Jan 14, 2005 (UTC)

I have edited the piece. Pls. see at Yak Butter Blues: A Tibetan Trek of Faith/temp.

Jan.15: Chris, I edited the piece yesterday, and went to view it today but cannot. Is it up--or gone forever? Thanks. Pellegrinotrek

Arthur Schopenhauer

Hi Chris, your comment on Arthur Schopenhauer lasted 6 minutes until Emax vandalized it again. Then when Lupo reverted Emax's vandalism, he did not change it yet. He must be slacking off. Usually he vandalizes instantly. Have a good day, mfG 24..

To the anon: he's used up his three reverts for today, too. And he knows it. Lupo 09:57, 19 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Chris: I've noticed :-) I've come across him already, and I concur with your assessment. Lupo 09:57, 19 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Stop your edit wars

I saw your comments on your German friend talk-page User_talk:, its a shame that people like you, are administrators on wikipedia.--Emax 10:01, Jan 19, 2005 (UTC)

Admins are rarely liked by biased editors. Oh well... Chris 73 Talk 10:02, Jan 19, 2005 (UTC)
Biased editors - do you mean your anon friend (User_talk: and his German propaganda, that you are supporting?--Emax 10:06, Jan 19, 2005 (UTC)


Oh, thank you. BTW, you should know that Olsztyn was a part of Poland in 1503. If you dont even know such basic information, pls dont edit Poland-related articles and try to increase your knowledge. Have a nice day--Emax 11:14, Jan 19, 2005 (UTC)

User talk:

Dear Chris 73, i stumbled upon your comments at the above mentioned page and I find them highly unacceptable. While you are fully entitled to have your own views on Poland, Poles, Polish history and anything else, such comments are IMHO well overboard.

If you state that any mentioning of poland or polish in the english wikipedia cannot be trusted, then why didn't I saw you add {{NPOV}} tag to any of the articles in my watchlist? Is it that you are in fact satisfied with the alleged POV, or is it that you're making those allegations without any support in facts?

Also your statement that I mention these inaccurate highly NPOV (Nationalistic Polish Opinionated View) Wikipedia articles, I am specifically talking about the ones dealing with eastern European territories. Other articles might be pretty good, but those specific ones are worse than worthless then perhaps a decent solution would be to follow the good old wiki way, list them somewhere and try to work something out - together - instead of just bragging that the Poles this or that Poland that. If there is a strong POV - it needs to be corrected. Why to make an issue out of it while there is none?

Also, calling someone a moron is not an accepted behaviour on Wikipedia, is it. I do not think that an admin should use such words, especially in presence of a newcommer. He might draw a conclusion that, since an admin does it, it is commonly accepted in Wikipedia to offend and insult others. Finally, sorry to nitpick, but both Poland and Polish are usually written with capital letter in English. And the Polish plait, although certainly related to Poland by its name, is not a part of the Polish culture. Suggesting otherwise would be like mentioning the German disease (as it is called in many lands) or Nazism as the parts of German culture - equally wrong and equally offensive. --Halibutt 15:45, Jan 19, 2005 (UTC)

Ah, emax calling for help, I see. 1) The polish plait thingie was probably not the best idea, i agree. Sorry. Please also note, that i never edited the article! 2) I am thinking about adding NPOV or disputed tags to selected articles. More to come. 3) worthless articles: Please read carefully, this is a comment by the anon, not by me. 4)The user called a mxxxx has the habit of belitteling other people in his edit summaries and comments, which i also find not good. In this case, he has to live with the "mxxxx", whatever that could mean. 5) capital letters: I am sloppy about that. Live with it. Chris 73 Talk 22:48, Jan 19, 2005 (UTC)
My dear, the fact that Emax asked me to take a look at the anon talk page and check whether he got you right is not important here. He didn't ask for help against you, he asked for help against his own problems with English. And I find nothing wrong with that. But of course, you can see a conspiracy here. His comment on my talk page could be roughly translated as: Take a look at the page. Is this German admin chris 73 offending Poles or did I get it totally wrong? If he does, is his behaviour acceptable on Wikipedia?. Nothing more, nothing less. So I took a quick glance at your discussion there and found it highly improper.As to the NPOV notices - please add them or stop spreading your accusations. As simple as it is.
  1. You did not edit the article, but you assumed that the disease is a part of the Polish culture, which was highly offensive and was used as such by you. Please refrain yourself from such remarks in the future.
  2. Please do. That's what the Wikipedia is for and that's how it works. Otherwise it'd look as if you were spreading some bizarre stereotypes, without any backup in facts or even your own actions.
  3. Sorry, I hadn't notice that. Perhaps due to the fact that you agreed with that statement, which IMHO is false and offensive. And especially so because you don't find the German NPOV (or should I say Nazi-German Point of View to follow your example?) wrong at all, but instead write about some mysterious Polish POV as if we were a single user, or some bunch of idiots who promote their propaganda.
  4. I might be stupid, but not that stupid. It is clear to me what did the mxxxx remark mean and apparently it was clear to all involved, including the one offended. If you find his behaviour a good excuse to follow his ways then let me correct you: it's not a good excuse. Also, if you find his remarks in the edit summaries unacceptable - ask for comments on him or ask him to change his ways. Offending him is not the best choice. If I were you I'd apologise, but it's your choice and your sense of culture after all...
  5. I'll have to live with it, but please note that contributing to English Wikipedia requires some basic knowledge of English language. I simply thought that you might not be concious of your grammatical mistakes and errors and decided to give you some hint. ::Nothing more, nothing less.
--Halibutt 02:30, Jan 20, 2005 (UTC)
1) Will refrain, apologized already, what more do you want? Oh, and while you're at it, could you ask emax not to use Auschwitz or space cadet to use liebchen for degrading others?
3) Some articles related to poland are very dubious. Arthur Schopenhauer for example is listed even on the polish wiki as filozof niemiecki, yet is constantly reverted when listed as german philosopher on the english wiki. IMHO this behavior borders on vandalism. I will add a disputed tag soon. In general, Wikipedia is often criticized as being unreliable by many, if you find that offensive then so be it.
4) mxxxx was - if my memory serves you right - the first time (in about 10,000 edits) that i used a mildly offensive word. YOU are not the offended party, the offended party may contact me anytime, but then would probably have to do a whole lot of apologies to different users himself. Maybe you can ask him to apologize, too, since you asked me so nicely. That probably has more success than me asking him, since you get along with him better. And, could you suggest me a word to describe his actions? I was considering infantile, childish, or immature, but that does not include the ill intentions of his comment.
5) pure lazyness. I try my best on article edits, but don't do a spellcheck on talk pages or edit summaries. Hope you noticed how i spelled german in this comment.
6) Thanks for translating the polish comment, i had a go at it with a dictionary and came to similiar conclusions.
Chris 73 Talk 03:07, Jan 20, 2005 (UTC)
Addendum: Just apologized to Space Cadet. -- Chris 73 Talk 03:50, Jan 20, 2005 (UTC)
No problem Chris. You didn't know that me and go way back. I don't want to tell You too much, but I know the reason why does not have a login. And me and Emax are not the same person! I used to have a sock puppet called Mruk, but that was 3 years ago. Space Cadet 04:59, 20 Jan 2005 (UTC)
1) As far as I can tell the German word Liebchen means something similar to my dear, which is hardly offensive at all. However, if anyone found that offensive or deprecating - be sure to tell that to Space Cadet. He has his ways which are sometimes unacceptable even to me, but I doubt he had intention of offending anyone by refering to him/her so nicely. Anyway, he's quite a reasonable guy and I believe everything can be talked over.
3) "Some articles" might indeed be biased towards one side or another. There is a lot of strong pro-German POV in many articles and this also needs correction, and this also is often reverted. We'll have to live with that. I believe that such problems can be (and should be) overcome on the talk pages. As to Schopenhauer - IMHO he definitely was a German and he definitely was Polish-born. If the article on him is subject to constant revert wars - why don't you try to work something out at the talk page? The compromise can be reached, really.
4) I was not offended personally and that's exactly why I decided to act as a moderator, especially that I didn't take part in any conflicts with you in the past (or at least I don't remember). I hope you don't mind. As to his actions - you can call them anyhow you like. There's a long-established tradition in the UK that states that one can say that the king's actions or oppinions are idiotic, but noone can say that the king as such is an idiot. The earlier is criticism, the latter is an offence. Finally, if you believe his actions were childish, stupid, irresponsible or anything - there's his User talk:Space Cadet to work it out. I'm glad you discovered that page and I can only hope that SC will show equal responsibility.
5) No problem, this was but a nitpicking and should be treated as such.
6) You're welcome, I simply thought that you might be interested in what he wrote in Polish. Also, if someone draws my attention to some case, I usually try to read it first and draw my conclusions myself, instead of accepting anyone's views on it. This was the case with the anon talk page and I hope my influence was of some help.

--Regards, Halibutt 05:07, Jan 20, 2005 (UTC)

I can't answer this question, Chris. It's up to, not me. But changing the subject drastically: can You nominate Halibutt for Administratorship? Your friend, Space Cadet 05:10, 20 Jan 2005 (UTC)
1) Liebchen is an outdated old form, which lowers the status of the addressee. A closer translation would be "sweetie-pie". While I would be not outraged if addressed in this manner, it would leave a certain hostility to its user. If possible, avoid its use in the future.
3) I'll work on Schopenhauer. Just added German philosopher born in Gdańsk, Poland for a try.
4) Seems i am getting along better with space cadet, although i still disagree with many of his edits.
5) (resolved)
6) Thanks again.
I didn't notice right away that you were moderating, since you mainly commented about my behavior, but little about the other parties. In any case, thanks for the help.-- Chris 73 Talk 05:31, Jan 20, 2005 (UTC)


Thanks for information. This image is from de.wikipedia., I loaded up there. But only on this one i didn't load up the License-info - and I cannot remeber. So it has to be deleted, sorry. Greetings, [[User:LeonWeber|Leon À! | GerWP GerWP À! ]] 15:25, 21 Jan 2005 (UTC)

"Tatung Einstein" and disambiguation

Why do you feel a "For other topics..." heading is required at Tatung Einstein? It seems to me (and presumably to Gzornenplatz, too) that this use of "Einstein" is an uncommon one and not likely cause confusion with other topics.

The only relevant policy I can find is this example given in Wikipedia:Disambiguation#Types_of_disambiguation:

"Primary topic" disambiguation: if one meaning is clearly predominant, it remains at "Mercury", the general title. The top of the article provides a link to the other meanings, or if there are a large number, to a page named "Mercury (disambiguation)".

Simon 18:40, 21 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Cerro de la Silla

Hey Chris 73, I just wanted to let you know that I posted a cropped version of the Cerro de la Silla picture on FPC, and am wondering if you would still support it. Thanks alot! --Spangineer 00:12, Jan 24, 2005 (UTC)

Polar cap

You added a redirect to Geographical pole. Wouldn't Polar ice cap be a better redirect? Markaci 04:07, 2005 Jan 24 (UTC)

True. I'll change it -- Chris 73 Talk 04:07, Jan 24, 2005 (UTC)

Someone does not like you

Hello, I just blocked User:Chris 73 sucks infinite for having an offensive username. Just to let you know, jni 09:37, 24 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Hey, my first personal vandal! Now I really feel like an admin. Thanks for blocking that guy. -- Chris 73 Talk 09:41, Jan 24, 2005 (UTC) (the real one)

Arbitration committee

No worries, Chris. I didn't take it that you were out to block someone. It was a confusing ruling. Best, SlimVirgin 15:16, Jan 26, 2005 (UTC)

Same here Chris, I didn't see it as you trying to block me, but merely to clarify the ArbCom ruling. Thanks for taking an interest. Jayjg | (Talk) 15:45, 26 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Reversion at WP:VFD/List of ethnic stereotypes

I'm confused by your reversion of me at WP:VFD/List of ethnic stereotypes. The text removed by CPS doesn't look like a personal attack at all to my eye, as opposed to a legitimate inquiry. Even if construed as an attack, only Lokifer's reasoning should be removed, not the entirety of his vote. CPS' edit summary was a great deal more egregious. (I'll watch this page, so please reply here.)Korath (Talk) 06:34, Jan 28, 2005 (UTC)

I am terribly sorry! I do not remember to have reverted this edit, and may have clicked on the 'Revert' link by accident when I checked the revert by Korath. Lokifer's comment was absolutely OK, and I sincerely hope that this article gets deleted. My sincere apologies for the confusion and for my mistake, and thanks a lot for the fix. -- Chris 73 Talk 06:41, Jan 28, 2005 (UTC)

TRR - Race

I noticed you reverted User:Jalnet2 then blocked him for violation of the three revert rule. While this is not exactly prohibited, it's frowned upon to block people whom you have reverted unless it's clear vandalism. However, it was rather obvious he broke the rule, and so I don't think you were in the wrong :-). Cheers, ugen64 02:49, 29 Jan 2005 (UTC)

I reverted him because more than three reverts are not permitted. I had the option of blocking him, which i did initially, but unblocked him again a minute later because he already got a warning for the last revert. Since he was not allowed to do the last revert, i undid his revert (regardless of content), sort of a last try to see if the warning worked before blocking him. Obviously, it didn't, since he reverted again, and got blocked by me for 3RR. Disclosure: I am not involved in the current conflict on Race, and havent edited the page in quite some time (although i had a conflict there a few months ago about the race mugshot picture). Hope this answers your questions -- Chris 73 Talk 02:55, Jan 29, 2005 (UTC)
Ah, okay, that's all right then :-). Cheers, ugen64 02:56, 29 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for helping out at Race, Chris. Hopefully the 24 hours will help Jalnet to cool down. I also want to say that I've just read Japanese toilet, which I see is mostly your work, and I think it's a wonderful article, fascinating and well-written. It kept my attention all the way through and in fact I was disappointed when it came to an end. There aren't many articles I can say that about . . . ;-) SlimVirgin 02:58, Jan 29, 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for the compliments :) -- Chris 73 Talk 11:31, Jan 29, 2005 (UTC)

Personnal Attack

"Polish nationalist" was also a personnal attack, i wonder why do you not say the same to Sca? BTW "pickelhaube" was not used by myself - many germans are proud of the history of prussia, so i dont understand whats wrong with the "pickelhaube"--Emax 11:06, Jan 29, 2005 (UTC)

Sca called Poles "Polish nationalists" many times (seems its normal in germany but not for me) - i have already written to him that "wie man in den wald ruft, so schallt es zuruck"--Emax 11:16, Jan 29, 2005 (UTC)
Not for me - its ironicly, that someone whos family members marched with "stahhelms" through my country and murdered my family members in the name of the masterrace, calling me today a nationalist.--Emax 11:36, Jan 29, 2005 (UTC)
Im always nice to people if they are also nice to me :)--Emax 11:44, Jan 29, 2005 (UTC)