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For future reference605:54, 2 February 2013
You're on the list203:41, 2 February 2013
Hey there815:47, 7 January 2013
Lamentations308:38, 7 January 2013
Schweitzer and soft tissue101:39, 24 December 2012
Mod Nom107:57, 21 December 2012
you know your stuff105:31, 4 November 2012
much better403:23, 21 October 2012
Capture322:55, 22 September 2012
You've been noticed!104:08, 18 September 2012
Fucking Beatles fan706:32, 31 August 2012
Break209:06, 30 August 2012
RW:ATIM408:58, 28 August 2012
Thanks for the heads up005:01, 29 July 2012
Election results104:50, 6 July 2012
Email, please confirm receipt1013:55, 27 June 2012
My take on NZ Asset Sales.022:34, 21 June 2012
Because horns are cute, and loins are tasty713:44, 19 June 2012
My edit about Liberapedia was sourced.109:37, 16 June 2012
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For future reference

Use double quotes ( " " ) for everything. It drives me nuts whenever I see people using single quotes when they're supposed to use double quotes. Don't be one of those people. If you continue, I shall be forced to think very judgmental things about your ability to hit the shift key on your keyboard.

Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments.02:46, 2 February 2013

I am a minimalist sometimes, Mr Two-spaces. :P

Peter Droid whisperer02:47, 2 February 2013

I use extra spaces everywhere when editing to help me differentiate between different chunks of wikicode (including where one sentence ends and another begins). I wish I could hit "enter" for a line break after every reference tag, too, so I didn't have to squint to differentiate references from the rest of the text anymore, but that gets rendered as spaces before and between references.

Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments.02:56, 2 February 2013

It makes sense to use single-quotes for scarequotes or titles.

(talk to a) Nihilist03:23, 2 February 2013

Um, no it doesn't.

Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments.03:44, 2 February 2013


(talk to a) Nihilist04:58, 2 February 2013

Single-quotes are for quotes inside quotes. That's it.

Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments.05:54, 2 February 2013

You're on the list

Edited by another user.
Last edit: 05:58, 30 June 2012

Not the list of people that can edit the Bodega, but rather the list of moderator nominees. Accept or decline.

Man, mod noms always bring out the silly in me-User:Brxbrx/sig 04:32, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

User:Brxbrx/sig04:32, 14 June 2012

Those are my only options?

Peter Urist for Mod!06:05, 14 June 2012

You may also fellate me tell me how great I am and promise not to sue me for sexual harassment

User:Brxbrx/sig06:41, 14 June 2012

Congratulations on your recent ascent to mod tier! There's no guide, of course, because we're awful, but I hope you do the good things anyway.

Blue Talk04:21, 7 January 2013

This will teach me to vote for myself, won't it?

Peter Subsisting on honey04:30, 7 January 2013

Well, we'll see about that if we get Trent to release the data...

Blue Talk04:35, 7 January 2013

Congratulations. I hope you fare better than the last Kiwi to get the gig.


Liquid threads?? I almost didn't post on your page I hate them so much.

DamoHi04:51, 7 January 2013

He has a non-LQT talk page, if you want to congratulate him on a page that doesn't have that annoying swirling thing above the edit box.

Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments.05:15, 7 January 2013

Thanks. I might see about switching back if the system isn't fixed soon (as Stabby said, I am keeping my old page in reserve).

Peter Subsisting on honey08:40, 7 January 2013

Yeah, I can't just blame myself.

Peter Subsisting on honey08:41, 7 January 2013

Don't mind me, I just don't like LQT. Good luck with your dictatorship.

DamoHi10:02, 7 January 2013

I'm increasingly disliking it myself. It's a pain to use on my phone, and some of the supposed advantages over normal MediaWiki are unpolished or broken.

Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments.15:47, 7 January 2013

Hi Peter, I'm lamenting the fact that you either weren't nominated for moderatorship, or refused the nomination. It's a tragic turn of events. Don't think your geniality and easy-going nature will remain unpunished for long (I have a theory about power and corruption that I want to test). I'm also lamenting your horrible choice of "endorsement"; although I guess somebody needed to fill the cavernous vacuum left by the non-appearance of 'Cretinous Incompetent' who was my favourite candidate at the last election. Tielec01 (talk) 05:47, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

Tielec01 (talk)05:47, 30 June 2012

I was nominated by Brx, as a matter of fact (see a few threads down), and that may have had an impact on my rejection.

More importantly, as I said, my evil plan has experienced a few delays over the past six months and wont be ready until October at the very earliest, so running now seems like bit of a waste of effort, you know?

Peter Urist for Mod!05:54, 30 June 2012

The prophecies have come to fruition. At least partly...

Tielec01 (talk)07:40, 7 January 2013

Well, my evil plan was certainly derailed for one. I'm at a bit of a loss now, you know...

Peter Subsisting on honey08:38, 7 January 2013

Schweitzer and soft tissue

I'm working on writing a serviceable article on Mary Schweitzer and intended to expand soft tissue material to specifically address CMI's persistent misrepresentations of her research, including claiming that she discovered intact protein, DNA, and various cells. I see that you've done a lot of research on ICR's responses. Mind seeing what you can adapt?

I've long been irked by CMI's approach because it's so transparently dishonest. It relies solely on Weiland's claim, based on a popular article that directly contradicts the paper Schweitzer published on this exact research, that she discovered intact blood vessels and blood cells in dinosaurian fossils. Weiland also misrepresents that the bone tissue Schweitzer examined was "unfossilized," when the research is clear that it was partly mineralized. CMI creationists typically trot out responses to objections to this claim based on the fallacy of the excluded middle. It's either 100% this or 100% that. Never what the researchers say it is when it's contrary to the "biblical worldview." Sarfati continues to claim Schweitzer's early research included finding blood cells by ... citing Weiland.

What do you think?

Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svg17:28, 23 December 2012

I think I can help. I'm guessing you've already seen Schweitzer's most recent paper in Bone, along with the creationist stuff about it?

Peter Subsisting on honey01:39, 24 December 2012

you know your stuff

[ what have I done wrong with Dirks block?

Mikal Harass Follow04:21, 4 November 2012

This change works, but I have no idea how it actually is a change to anything.

Peter Subsisting on honey05:31, 4 November 2012

at this talking thing then i am.

Mikal Harass Follow03:14, 21 October 2012

That's because you suck at capital letters. Here, have a copy of Capital letters, arabic numerals, punctuation marks, accents, and other extraneous add-ons to the latin alphabet for dummies. It's only 2000 pages, you'll be done by tomorrow. :D

Peter Subsisting on honey03:17, 21 October 2012

Does it have pictures?

Mikal Harass Follow03:19, 21 October 2012

ASCII art, yes.

Peter Subsisting on honey03:21, 21 October 2012

Even LUEshi?

This sounds like the best book ever!

Mikal Harass Follow03:23, 21 October 2012

Peter, The other day, you told someone on the WTF-is-going-on-at-CP talk page to upload a screencap file as 'Capture <series of letters and numbers>.png'. How do you find the right series of letters and numbers? I've got a screencap of my own to upload.

Cardinal Fang20:53, 22 September 2012

If you click on the red 'img' link you get taken to the name of the file you want to upload to.

Your alternative option is uploading your file to whatever name you like, and then putting a redirect to it at the page that the img link takes you to.

Peter Subsisting on honey22:29, 22 September 2012

I see Sprocket told you already. You seem to be doing it correctly.

Peter Subsisting on honey22:32, 22 September 2012

Yes, I think I'm getting there, eventually...

Cardinal Fang (talk)22:55, 22 September 2012

You've been noticed!

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)03:27, 18 September 2012

I saw that. I got a random link from WEIT a while ago too - I'm increasingly unnearved by the number of people who know about me. I shall have to get back to it after the exam tomorrow.

Peter Subsisting on honey04:08, 18 September 2012

Fucking Beatles fan

You are, aren't you?

Elvis (talk)08:46, 28 August 2012

I thought it was the rolling stones that had the rivalry with the Beatles? You must mean Taylor Swift, in which case no I am not.

Peter Rapidly running out of marmite08:51, 28 August 2012

I dislike the Stones, Beatles, Elvis, and Swift.

ТyJFBAA14:15, 28 August 2012

The Stones only rival was their future selves. The elder statesmen lost. I beat Taylor Swift in being fat. For now at least...

Elvis (talk)13:41, 30 August 2012

Have you seen how thin Taylor Swift is? Everyone beats her in being fat.

Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments.18:50, 30 August 2012

Damn Chicken Ass, he's polluting the entire wiki. If it weren't for his bizarre affinities, we wouldn't be having this problem.

Elvis is King (talk)19:00, 30 August 2012

You continue to be the only one having a problem.

ТyJFBAA06:32, 31 August 2012

Tell me about it. I'm a fucking skeleton.

Elvis (talk)06:29, 31 August 2012

Why are you taking one? Also, what are the chances you will answer this, considering you have blocked yourself? It's good having you around so please reconsider this rash decision.

Tielec01 (talk)12:56, 29 August 2012

Agree with the guy above me. You were a blast to have about these parts.

Reckless Noise Symphony (talk)12:58, 29 August 2012

Thanks. I'm not entirely sure what has been the trouble the last few days - more likely IRL stuff than on wiki, though. September 16 is when the next set of exams finish, so I should probably try to keep away regardless (not that that worked last year).

In other news, LQT interferes with your ability to edit your own talk page while blocked. Hmmm...

Red Shirt (talk)09:06, 30 August 2012

I thought only mods were supposed to edit it?

Zack Martin HolyMaratreanSigil.png08:20, 28 August 2012

Goddamn it, I will go looking for that thread then...

Peter Rapidly running out of marmite08:21, 28 August 2012

Ok, doesn't seem to have been much of a thread, exactly - I seem to have misremembered. Blue originally unprotected the page on 9 November, commenting "Good point, WfG. I don't think this is necessary either." The closest thing I can find to said 'point' is this thread, where WfG says "i don't think this is a mod only issue (I'm not sure what is a mod issue, actually - i had thought they just enforced Mob issues)."

So the question of whether non-mods can comment is up in the air (I've seen no comittee minutes devoted to it), but completely excluding them - except in emergencies - would be pretty silly.

Peter Rapidly running out of marmite08:37, 28 August 2012

Did you see the edit notice? "Note: If you are not a moderator, please refrain from editing this page unless your need is dire. The talk page is the dedicated location if you need to bring a matter to the moderators' attention or comment on this page." Was your need dire when you edited it?

Zack Martin HolyMaratreanSigil.png08:47, 28 August 2012

You're supposed to read edit notices on this site? I thought those were some kind of wishing-well system. ;)

Seriously though, 'dire' is rather excessive - I'm not actually sure what kind of situation that could be (dire situations usually require techs, not mods). I'm going to argue that posting there doesn't hurt anyone, in moderation. I'm not the only person who's done it either, take a gander through the archives.

Peter Rapidly running out of marmite08:58, 28 August 2012

Thanks for the heads up

Not sure how my sig got fucked up, but I was able to figure out what happened. Thanks again for the heads up on that.

The Noisy Orchestra Oi! Oi! Oi!05:01, 29 July 2012

Election results

So I had... 5 votes before getting knocked out at the bottom? I feel accomplished ^_^ Danke for the posters, even if they didn't allow me to win (something i would have been genuinely surprised about, though I also had more votes then i expected)

il'Dictator Mikal04:27, 6 July 2012

You did really well, at least where it mattered - almost an alternate!

Peter HFB204:50, 6 July 2012

Email, please confirm receipt


User:Brxbrx/sig01:24, 27 June 2012

I'll confirm that I have read it, but I must say that your request is absurd.

Given the reluctance shown by everyone when it came to simply unblocking you, what makes you think that you're going to get takers for this (entirely unearned) "megafavor"?

Have fun looking.

Peter Urist for Mod!04:18, 27 June 2012

Do tell what it is, Peter, this sounds interesting.

Blue Talk04:22, 27 June 2012

And deny you the fun of working it out for yourself? So much for Sherlock...

Peter Urist for Mod!04:27, 27 June 2012

Forget it, I'll just forward her the email I sent you. Maybe she'll take me up on the offer, lol

User:Brxbrx/sig04:29, 27 June 2012

Given that you have linked to the list of "Ninjas," I am going to speculate that Brxbrx wants some edits made in bot mode so that they are invisible on Recent Changes.

Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX04:30, 27 June 2012

Feel free to share with her, Peter. Just not in public, please.

User:Brxbrx/sig04:23, 27 June 2012
Benvolio. We talk here in the public haunt of men:

Either withdraw unto some private place, And reason coldly of your grievances, Or else depart; here all eyes gaze on us.

Mercutio. Men's eyes were made to look, and let them gaze;

I will not budge for no man's pleasure, I."
—Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act 3, Scene 1
sterileGoatsforSterile.svgno new information05:14, 27 June 2012


sterileGoatsforSterile.svgno new information13:46, 27 June 2012

My take on NZ Asset Sales.

AceModerator22:34, 21 June 2012

Because horns are cute, and loins are tasty


sterileGoatsforSterile.svgno new information04:15, 18 June 2012

This is annoying: I can't vote for everyone. Well, I can, but I still have to choose...

Peter Urist for Mod!04:23, 18 June 2012

Actually, you rank order everyone that you want, and seven of your votes count at most because there are even mods. So you do have to order people, but you can vote for everyone!

sterileGoatsforSterile.svgno new information04:24, 18 June 2012

Just wait: I expect an endorsement from the Ferret Overlords AND the jerboa soon. SterMod.gif

sterileGoatsforSterile.svgno new information05:48, 19 June 2012

I was gonna make a jerboa poster, actually. Turns out I can't draw...

Peter Urist for Mod!05:49, 19 June 2012

You just need to know how to use Inkscape effectively....

sterileGoatsforSterile.svgno new information05:55, 19 June 2012

My edit about Liberapedia was sourced.

Proxima Centauri (talk)09:34, 16 June 2012

First, that was a terrible mangling of a good joke. Second, those stats appear to be for wikia as a whole—notice how it says your pagerank is 170th in the world? You get the same number if you remove the 'liberapedia' part.

Peter Urist for Mod!09:37, 16 June 2012

i'm goin solo! my charm is being cramped by your computer wizarding ways

il'Dictator Mikal07:03, 14 June 2012
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