User talk:Bob M/Archive2

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I would like to use my awesome powerz to demote you to janitor sysop. I have learned to trust your edits and opinion. If you don't want the extra buttons (delete, block), just say so I will not ruin your reputation by making you "one of us". If you think you can handle the powerz and use them mostly for good (blocking bohdan) and not for evil (blocking me), just say so. Thank you, humanbe in 21:49, 1 September 2007 (CDT)

I thought you were all ready a sysop or I would have brought this up myself long ago, we would love to bring you down with the rest of us. tmtoulouse irritate 22:02, 1 September 2007 (CDT)
Tmt, like, are you retarded? You can tell who is and isn't, eh? Anyway, I await Bob M's response before I act. He might not want to live in the gutter with the rest of us. humanbe in 22:53, 1 September 2007 (CDT)
Tmt is obviously retarded, and he perverts the English language. Look at his use of "all ready". Bohdan
Bohdan, do you want to be a sysop for six seconds? humanbe in 23:04, 1 September 2007 (CDT)
If you make me sysop for six seconds, I would block you. Bohdan
And I would live with that, if your reason was valid. Or even, if not. Remember, I can always edit as the Clone Drone... humanbe in 23:18, 1 September 2007 (CDT)

Thank you. I should be delighted to become one of the fine band of dedicated Sysops valiantly fighting the good fight against the vandal hordes who besiege us daily! Is there some ceremony? A ritual cursing of pseudoscience? An oath to the scientific method? Anyway I look forward to playing with my buttons. :-) --Bob_M (talk) 04:22, 2 September 2007 (CDT)

Oooo new buttons appear.--BobDo you agree? 14:36, 2 September 2007 (CDT)
Yes buttons are fun! Feel free to block Bohdan or Human if you want to try that out. tmtoulouse irritate 14:45, 2 September 2007 (CDT)
Not too sure about that. I'm off to bed soon and I don't know what my page would look like after their response! Anyway, I don't think they're on yet.--Bobbing up and down 14:49, 2 September 2007 (CDT)
My condolences on your demotion Bob. Locke User is Vandal/sysop Always Watching...... 14:51, 2 September 2007 (CDT)
Commiserations! Kirkburn 14:55, 2 September 2007 (CDT)

Might I add that I think the buttons are the schizznit as well? Watch!--Offeep 14:56, 2 September 2007 (CDT)

Thank you all for your condolences.  :-) Time is pushing on for me tonight but I may create a sock later and bitterly abuse it with my buttons.--Bobbing up and down 15:01, 2 September 2007 (CDT)
Have a good night, and why make a sock? We like to bitterly abuse each other, its more fun. tmtoulouse irritate 15:03, 2 September 2007 (CDT)


Is that Bob as in Blackadder?

That would be "Bob?" I think. Just cut the M off the sig.--BobDo you agree? 11:21, 2 September 2007 (CDT)

Much easier to refer to. Susan Jayne Garlicktalk 11:24, 2 September 2007 (CDT)


*stares at the flood in Recent Changes* Dude, you're hardcore. O_o --Sid 06:03, 5 September 2007 (CDT)

Zapping a minor vandal attack. First one I've done actually. Do you know if there is a way to revert everything by a user in one shot? Going through them page by page is a bit of a pain.--Bobbing up and down 06:06, 5 September 2007 (CDT)
I've asked myself the same thing, actually. I think I once read something about that, but I'm really not sure... lemme check... --Sid 06:30, 5 September 2007 (CDT)
Update: Ah, no. That was just something to hide rollbacks from the Recent Changes page, but not mass reverting itself. Not sure if there is a script (didn't check) - it's possible that nobody coded one because it has the ability to do very much harm in very little time (imagine using it on a serious account with a few hundred good contribs...), but I figure it shouldn't be terribly hard to write... </guess> --Sid 06:41, 5 September 2007 (CDT)
My coding skillz are zero. And as you say such a thing could cause a lot of damage. But, on the other hand we're not a very big community so some child could change a lot of accounts before someone came on-line to fix it. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't wasting my time doing it one by one really.  :-) --Bobbing up and down 06:45, 5 September 2007 (CDT)
I can look into it today... let's see what develops... --Sid 06:51, 5 September 2007 (CDT)
OK cool. Presumably such a weapon could only be fired by sysops anyway. I've heard reference from time to time to wiki-bots - do they do things like this?--Bobbing up and down 06:55, 5 September 2007 (CDT)
You beat me to it Bob. Well done. I could see that there were some problems with the main page as it wouldn't show previous edits but you sorted it out in he end. The vandalism was copied wholesale from User:TimS's home page at CP which TK didn't like and reverted. Could he have been the one? As for roll-back maybe you should search CP as the same question popped up there not too long ago, ;) Genghis Khant 07:24, 5 September 2007 (CDT)
Gasp, choke, splutter. Cough, cough. Spills beer. !!!"@!! Search CP for information! OK, well, I know that knowledge is neutral, but - still seriously - go to CP for information?? I would never lower myself that far! (Well unless you are absolutely sure I could find the answer there, in which case I'd do it very, very quietly and never tell anybody.)--Bobbing up and down 07:31, 5 September 2007 (CDT)
Information would also seem to be relative. I mean if your looking for information on fundy loons, then CP is your great bastion of such.--Edgerunner76 10:06, 5 September 2007 (CDT)
Yes, I wonder if knowledge and information ate the same thing though. Need a couple more beers to get that one clear. But to respond to your point directly - yes, it's a fantastic resource for finding out information about the Greater Fundy Loon (GFL) - but I've been there and done that. My doubts are about using it to obtain knowledge about the real world.--Bobbing up and down 10:15, 5 September 2007 (CDT)

Award for castle defense[edit]

Just logged on - well done, boyo! (3 edit conflicts to get this far!) Susan Jayne Garlicktalk 06:58, 5 September 2007 (CDT)

Thanks - but it was nothing super technical. Just a question of getting the pages up and hitting rollback. The mainpage was a tad different for some reason, but I'm sure that I spent less time reverting than the vandal did vandalizing. :-) --Bobbing up and down 07:03, 5 September 2007 (CDT)

didya see this: [1] - claims to be b*****n - but I think not. Susan Jayne Garlicktalk 07:16, 5 September 2007 (CDT)

Don't know. Sorry, no ideas. I don't usually check up on the talk page funnies which go an after I'm in bed.  :-) --Bobbing up and down 07:23, 5 September 2007 (CDT)

(HOG)? Susan Jayne Garlicktalk 07:26, 5 September 2007 (CDT)

Ah. Yes, well. I rather suspect that at least one sock of the famous spaceship has raised its paranoid head to bless us with its ... ummm .. intelligence. --Bobbing up and down 09:08, 5 September 2007 (CDT)
Yes thanks for the castle defence, but it's a nice bit of code that the vandal made. I think I'll spork it, actually.-- מְתֻרְגְּמָן וִיקִי שְׁלֹום!
Well thank you for thanking me, the effort of tapping "rollback" twenty times or so quite tired me out.  :-) Methinks that "spork" may need to be added to our lexicon.--Bobbing up and down 09:08, 5 September 2007 (CDT)
RSI Bob, RSI. You don't think that those taps on the mouse hurt now, but in twenty years' time, your hand will fall off. Oh, and 'spork' is more UP lexicon, but I'll put it on anyway. -- מְתֻרְגְּמָן וִיקִי שְׁלֹום!
Ho Ho Ho. I'm no spring chicken. If I'm even able to care about RSI in 2o years I'll be very happy.  !!!@@one!!

Are you taking a sickie?[edit]

Lot's of good work today Bob, nothing else to do? Genghis Khant 08:56, 5 September 2007 (CDT)

Truth is, yes, I am on a sickie. Sun is shining, but I don't want to risk the great outdoors. Which is a bit of a pain. :-( And hey! I do good work here every day!--Bobbing up and down 09:01, 5 September 2007 (CDT)

Trivial, I trust (the sickie that is) Susan Jayne Garlicktalk 10:15, 5 September 2007 (CDT)

I hope so. If not I'm going to re-write the site over the next month. :-) --Bobbing up and down 10:17, 5 September 2007 (CDT)

Hey! Hands off " Keep the faith". 'smine! :-) Susan Jayne Garlicktalk 09:00, 7 September 2007 (CDT)

"-bing up and down" indeed! Susan Jayne Garlicktalk

Is it? Can I spoonerise it to "feek the kaith" then? Actually that sounds better anyway. :-) And what's wrong with "Bobbing up and down"? I was thinking of a cork being carried along in the river of rationality - what were you thinking of?--Bobbing up and down 09:08, 7 September 2007 (CDT)

censored Susan Jayne Garlicktalk

Take not my name in vein (sic). ("I can't believe there was a teh. What would susan say?" ) Susan Jayne Garlicktalk 14:52, 7 September 2007 (CDT)

There was one. Human (I think) did it. I thought you got all nasty and fire flew from your ears when one of them came up. I was worried about Human.--Bobbing up and down 14:53, 7 September 2007 (CDT)
Haha, thanks, but don't worry about mebing up and down. An ocean separates me from teh resident shaman, and apparently her transmigratory powers are limited. humanbe in 15:00, 7 September 2007 (CDT)
Don't be two sure. She told me she could get her "spirit form" over here if I could get only get hold of two 25 year old virgin twin girls and a goat.--Bobbing up and down 15:03, 7 September 2007 (CDT)
Exactly my point. I could never get all three of those together in one place - at teh very least, teh goat would get et. humanbe in 15:15, 7 September 2007 (CDT)
Yes, my problem was getting a certificate for teh twins - you to prove ... whatever.--Bobbing up and down 15:17, 7 September 2007 (CDT)


bing up and down on RW 2.1 - works for me, how about you? humanbe in 01:10, 11 September 2007 (MDT)

Looks good to me. But I've jut got up and now I've got to go out for a while, so I can't stick 'round to play.  :-( So you're it. Back in an hour or so.--Bobbing up and down 01:26, 11 September 2007 (MDT)


Actually Bob's my brother. SJGsjg 14:59, 11 September 2007 (MDT)

Bob's my Dad. Genghis Khant 15:46, 20 September 2007 (EDT)
Oh, hi Matthew, didn't know it was you, nephew. How's Andy? SJGsjg 16:00, 20 September 2007 (EDT)
I suspect that a degree of confusion may have been caused by the fact that "Bob" is a common name. Nevertheless, I welcome all virtual members of my surprisingly extended family. --Bob's your uncle 16:08, 20 September 2007 (EDT)
Not common - popular? shirly? SJGsjg 16:12, 20 September 2007 (EDT)
No, "common" :( hehe humanbe in 16:16, 20 September 2007 (EDT)
"Common" as in "frequently seen" and not "common" as in "common as muck". All those will with Bob relatives will, I'm sure, support me on this.--Bob's your uncle 16:25, 20 September 2007 (EDT)

Mainpage wandalism[edit]

Bob I can get the history up but cannot revert the edits url is

---Remarcsd 05:10, 20 September 2007 (EDT)
Thanks. That gave me the rollback button.--Bob's your uncle 05:12, 20 September 2007 (EDT)
How did you get to the history?--Bob's your uncle 05:14, 20 September 2007 (EDT)
I went to another page and opened the history, and edited the URL with various versions of main page until it came up. I wasn't sure it would work, but I felt the histroy should still be available, so it probably would work.
That block may need to be longer, that same vandalism happened earlier today, IIRC, so the vandal may be on another computer from then, and in two hours will be trying again. I will log off shortly as I am now late for a meeting. Good luck, don't forget to switch out the lights when you leave:--Remarcsd 05:23, 20 September 2007 (EDT)
Yes, I see that it's a repeat, I'll bump it up a bit. Thanks. --Bob's your uncle 05:27, 20 September 2007 (EDT)
I believe this vandal may be from Conservapedia, he is using a tactic I pioneered there. - Icewedge 10:01, 20 September 2007 (EDT)
Really? Can you switch into gamekeeper mode and think of a defense  :-) ?--Bob's your uncle 11:49, 20 September 2007 (EDT)


Bob - don't know if you've seen "how to list creations"? It'd save you time on your user page. Susantalk to me 11:20, 22 September 2007 (EDT)

Need to think about that. Thanks though.--Bob's your uncle 12:27, 22 September 2007 (EDT)

Fairies - moved from IP[edit]

Excellent non-dino fairy theory.Susantalk to me 18:08, 24 September 2007 (EDT)

Hello Susan. It's me. :-) Forgot to stay logged in. --Bob's your uncle 18:10, 24 September 2007 (EDT)

It's magic; good work! Susantalk to me 18:17, 24 September 2007 (EDT)

Thanks. I wrote it when the site was down the other day but then forgot about it. If you're familiar with the Dinosaur article on CP it's got a lot of references.--Bob's your uncle 18:20, 24 September 2007 (EDT)

Message understood[edit]

I take it that this was the place! She should have deleted the word version!


After having my phone line down for a week, I'm not back on line.  :-)

Thought you'd been quiet! Susantalk to me 10:49, 6 October 2007 (EDT)
Yes, it's quite an experience to be off line for quite such a time. Was grabbing some emails and stuff on hijacked wifi connections. but no time for real surfing. Any big issues going on here?--Bob's your uncle 11:10, 6 October 2007 (EDT)

"Jeb Berkeley" apparently something to do with metapedia has been entertaining in an infantile way. - Nothing really disturbing/annoying elsewhere. WIGO still amusing - Ames got another sock blown. Susantalk to me 11:18, 6 October 2007 (EDT)

Yes, I've just seem there is something going on there. Had a look at the site. Racizm rulz it seemz. Quite a lot of (racist) articles - but a surprisingly small amount of discussion. And what there was was a little odd.--Bob's your uncle 11:23, 6 October 2007 (EDT)
He bobs (sorry!) up daily under some racist name or other & wandalises - see also 'blanker' - the site is noxious - possibly demonstrates the worst of the USA. Why anyone holding such views would admit to them ... well. At least he's got the marginal sense to remain anon. Susantalk to me 11:39, 6 October 2007 (EDT)


Bob it's Jeb - he a) makes offensive posts using b) offensive names. Susantalk to me 16:56, 6 October 2007 (EDT)

Off to Bed[edit]

So many interesting things going on. Shame I've got to go to bed.  :-(--Bob's your uncle 17:42, 13 October 2007 (EDT)

I think I found the page you mentioned[edit]

Hello Bob, I think I found the page you mentioned. --Teratornis 16:38, 14 October 2007 (EDT)

Ah yes, that was the one.--Bob's your uncle 17:15, 14 October 2007 (EDT)

RE: teratornis. Thanks Bob, I thought it was just me. Susantalk to me 05:18, 15 October 2007 (EDT)