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Here What Sources I UsedEdit

— Preceding unsigned comment added by DarkSleach (talkcontribs) 09:16, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

That is entirely too long; didn't read. Please be concise and explain what you are trying to tell me in not so many words. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 09:27, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Got some more "minor characters" for youEdit

d'oh Thanks again for helping me out with removing those minor characters! :) delldot ∇. 05:49, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

No problem, happy holidays! ^_^ Regards, — Moe Epsilon 05:59, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Merry ChristmasEdit

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Moe Epsilon, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and hope your day is full of the true spirit of the day.
Plus, good food, good family and good times. :) Have a Great Day! :) - NeutralhomerTalk • 07:32, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Spread the joy of Christmas by adding {{subst:User:Neutralhomer/MerryChristmas}} to their talk page with a friendly message.

Thanks Neutralhomer, I hope yours is good too :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 07:38, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Merry ChristmasEdit

:) Thanks. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 20:23, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Merry ChristmasEdit

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Merry Christmas! To celebrate, I'm giving you some Christmas cookies! ZappaOMati 17:02, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks Zappa :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 02:13, 26 December 2012 (UTC)


I just realized at WP:WBE that you aren't an admin. Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/Moe_Epsilon_2 is a redlink and Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/Moe_Epsilon is from 2006. What gives? MBisanz talk 02:06, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Well under my username SWD316, I had 4 attempts between 2005 and that fifth attempt with Moe Epsilon in 2006. It was a rather unpleasant experience, with one user creating around 30 sockpuppets to disrupt my RFAs and to vandalize to the point they had to keep being restarted (mostly out of frustration, myself). Sure, I'd like to run again some day, but after all of that mess and then a continuing career at Wikipedia, it's almost to the point where I've gained too many detractors to be successful. I have a (very) tentative date to give it a try: on the ten-year anniversary of me registering on Wikipedia, on July 10, 2015. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 02:19, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
Damn, ok. Too bad. MBisanz talk 03:08, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, but I'm hoping at that point, everything will be long into the past by the time I run again. :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 10:58, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 December 2012Edit

Could you or a friend handle this?Edit

User_talk:Cyberpower678#Update_request. You seem like you have clue and aren't involved in this debate. Thanks. MBisanz talk 03:37, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Sure thing, looking over the changes that need to be made now. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 03:41, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
 Done barring anything needing to be fixed. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 03:55, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Question about STikiEdit

Hi Moe, I noticed you've been classifying using STiki today. I similarly noticed that your revert percentages were quite low (relative to your own average, and that of the tool in general). Any intuition on what you've been seeing? I guess it is holiday break for many, perhaps the vandalism rates have fallen as a result? Thanks, West.andrew.g (talk) 02:06, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

Hey Andrew. I noticed the amount being particularly low too, and I stopped using it a while ago once I got to "edits from 100 days ago". I haven't even seen a report on STiki from today; the latest entry was from 1 day ago. My intuition is telling me either a group of users are doing a high-speed vandalism work as it's coming (using STiki or maybe another tool), or that vandalism isn't just very high right now. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 02:20, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

Congratulations from STiki!Edit

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The Gold STiki Barnstar of Merit
Congratulations, Moe Epsilon! You're receiving this barnstar of merit because you recently crossed the 25,000 classification threshold using STiki.

We thank you both for your contributions to Wikipedia at-large and your use of the tool.

We hope you continue your ascent up the leaderboard and stay in touch at the talk page. Thank you and keep up the good work! West.andrew.g (talk) 15:55, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks Andrew! :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 21:49, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
Congrats for reaching 25k..I hope you continue your anti-vandal fight.. Face-smile.svg TheStrikeΣagle 16:17, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
I will! :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 00:07, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Happy New YearEdit

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Clock just struck midnight here in California, so I'm wishing you the best for 2013! ZappaOMati 08:13, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Zappa, hope you have a good one too! Regards, — Moe Epsilon 08:19, 1 January 2013 (UTC)


Hi. I added the line to the article about the Cercopes because I had read about the detail in at least two separate sources on the myth, and believed it contributed to the general tone of their story (goofy and slightly bawdy). - Salkafar 1/1/'13 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:47, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

If you can source it using reliable sources, go ahead and do so and the line can be re-added into the article. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 00:05, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 December 2012Edit

Dear Sir MoeEdit

I just noticed, you are implying that my writing on one of the serbian politicians Čedomir Jovanović s' wiki page is not constructive, kind sir, i beg to differ. I just wrote the statistics that are based on true and real facts, and i wrote them as they were displayed on the Serbian national magazine "Novosti". I am not the one responsible for the Serbian People s' negative opinion towards him, i am just writing the facts, and the facts are, that according to the enquête held in Serbia, over 90% of the population had negative opinion on Čedomir Jovanović, and i passed the truth to the wikipedia.

here is the link to the politician i am referring : and here is my text you deleted:

i think that wikipedia is a free page, on which the free speech is a necessity in order to bring true and correct information to any,and all viewers. I hope you can reverse you decision about deleting my fact on this politician s' wiki page, and restore it the way it used to be, thank you.

Sincerely Ninoslav — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ninoslav94 (talkcontribs) 22:11, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

I looked over the revert I did and I am inclined to keep it exactly the way it is. Unless you have a source as to an opinion poll or a similar method of determining opinion in Serbia, proving that a negative view is held by 90% of the population is "true and real", then your edit can not be restored. You will also note, that Wikipedia is not a place to exercise a freedom of speech, and Wikipedia does not acknowledge any said right. Article content is based on verifiable and reliable sources, not through what is considered a necessity. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 23:34, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your replay, i will not pursue this anymore. after all, 90% already hate him, so there is no point to post it on wiki,as people are already aware of this fact, thanks anyway. Ninoslav — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:48, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Miz Grand SlamEdit

Hey, Moe:

As someone who has been a main editor on the Grand Slam Championship page, I would like to run something by you.

I found this little tidbit recently -- Miz Slam.

When you click on the MORE tab on Miz's bio, you'll see that Miz is billed as a Grand Slam Champion, having won the WWE, I-C, U.S. and Tag Team titles.

I would think that this is the long elusive source that WWE counts the U.S. Title as part of the Slam (in the #3 slot equal to the European and Hardcore titles).

I think it would be apparent that WWE either wrote this bio for Miz or at minimum collaborated with ION to put it together.

Anyway, I'd like you to give it a look-see, because if this flies, it has all sorts of ramifications, as Edge, Dolph Ziggler, and Chris Benoit would then also be U.S. title version Slam winners (so could Ric Flair and Steve Austin if you want to throw in their WCW reigns with the belt...WWE makes no differentiation amongst reigns, they just list whether you held the belt or not.)


Vjmlhds 03:18, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Hey Vjmlhds. I would say the source is fine, but the Grand Slam (and Triple Crown) articles have some issues with sourcing and prose in general that have to be dealt with. I'd rather see the article aplit (not separate articles, two lists on the same artile) from one list of all definitions to a list based on the original definition, then separate lists (on the same article) based on reliable sources that change the definition. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 05:11, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiCup/2013 signupsEdit

Hi, could you possibly choose a different flag? That one's just asking for trouble. J Milburn (talk) 07:18, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

I've replied. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 09:50, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

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Folk music isn't filk musicEdit


I amended "folk" to "filk" because they are separate styles of music - Duncan and I both have songs published in the "Old Grey Wassail Test" , which is a book of filk songs written by British SF fans in the 1980s and published by Beccon Publications (The word "filk" was originally a typo for "folk" from an old SF convention programme, but the accidental neologism was gleefully seized upon as a handy label to distinguish the styles - back in the day, filk music was originally "folky" in style, but nowadays filk can be written in any musical style.

Hoping this helps.

Steve G (talk) 14:42, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the message. Sorry, reverting and making sure editors aren't being misleading with their edits can be difficult, especially when the correct edit is intended to be a typographical error. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 15:08, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

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Yowsa! Get better soonEdit

Dear Moe,

Happy 2013. I hope you and your eyes are better tout suite. – SJ + 03:04, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Same from me. Hope your eyes get better man. ZappaOMati 03:11, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the messages guys. I got one eye I can see perfectly from, so I guess that's enough to contribute with now. :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 19:30, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 28 January 2013Edit

Proposal on Lists of Notable Drew University PeopleEdit

A proposal has been initiated on the Drew University talk page regarding how notable alumni, faculty, and presidents should be listed. Feel free to join the discussion. DavidinNJ (talk) 17:48, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the message, I'll have a look over there sometime. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 19:31, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 11 February 2013Edit

Notification of discussionEdit

A few months ago, you participated in a discussion on Wikipedia talk:Did you know about Gibraltar-related DYKs on the Main Page. I am proposing that the temporary restrictions on such DYKs, which were imposed in September 2012, should be lifted and have set out a case for doing so at Wikipedia talk:Did you know/Gibraltar-related DYKs. If you have a view on this, please comment at that page. Prioryman (talk) 21:48, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, I'll check in on it. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 08:14, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

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A kitten for you!Edit

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Hi when I created a profile in order to edit a page, I noticed that my old school's page had been edited by you - apparently to remove some racial slurs about gypsies - which in turn seem to have come from my own IP address.

I was horrified when I read the edits and assume that these were made by my teenage son, with whom I shall be having a frank conversation when he returns from school.

I also removed a reference (presumably to a current pupil or staff member) which was pornographic.

Here's a kitten for you, from a newbie wiki-editor.

I welcome your advice or guidance.


HKgamer (talk) 08:51, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the kitten! Thanks for keeping an eye on Wikipedia articles, it's appreciated of new editors and readers to monitor the site. I'll keep vigilant. :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon


Hi Moe, I'm confused why you undid my edit of adding Truthifarianism as a branch of Atheistic Satanism. It is indeed a real religion I assure you, and I thought that my contribution would help inform those that were curious about it. If I wrote it wrong/offensively I'd like to know so I can rewrite the description without offending anyone. Please get back to me. Thanks MrGrimGamer (talk) 02:51, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

What I first saw was the accidental test media button you pressed, placing a test image image, which is the first reason. The second reason was that your paragraph on Truthifarianism is entirely unsourced and just at a glance (with no reference), no one can tell whether it is factually accurate without one. Try re-adding it with a reference next time if you can find such a reliable source. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 11:50, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Aqua AdventureEdit

Hi Moe, I'm confused why you undid my edit of adding information to the Aqua Adventure page. It is indeed a real religion I assure you, and I thought that my contribution would help inform those that were curious about it. If I wrote it wrong/offensively I'd like to know so I can rewrite the description without offending anyone. Please get back to me. Thanks Jesus — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:24, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I get the feeling that you just copied MrGrimGamer's statement and modified it, even though your edit has nothing to do with religion. Anyway, Moe undid it because you were not being neutral, and stating stuff that is unsourced. If you'd like to say stuff like that there's only 2 slides, or that'd you'd burn to a crisp since umbrellas need to be reserved, say it in a review of the park, not here. ZappaOMati 05:39, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Zappa, that's entirely what I wanted to say :P (stalker <_<) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 11:51, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 25 February 2013Edit

WikiCup 2013 February newsletterEdit

Round 1 is now over. The top 64 scorers have progressed to round 2, where they have been randomly split into eight pools of eight. At the end of April, the top two from each pool, as well as the 16 highest scorers from those remaining, will progress to round 3. Commiserations to those eliminated; if you're interested in still being involved in the WikiCup, able and willing reviewers will always be needed, and if you're interested in getting involved with other collaborative projects, take a look at the WikiWomen's Month discussed below.

Round 1 saw 21 competitors with over 100 points, which is fantastic; that suggests that this year's competition is going to be highly competative. Our lower scores indicate this, too: A score of 19 was required to reach round 2, which was significantly higher than the 11 points required in 2012 and 8 points required in 2011. The score needed to reach round 3 will be higher, and may depend on pool groupings. In 2011, 41 points secured a round 3 place, while in 2012, 65 was needed. Our top three scorers in round 1 were:

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Not sure why I am getting this message, I am not even participating or listed at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 05:14, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
It was erroneously sent to everyone who subscribes to the Signpost. See Wikipedia talk:WikiCup#Newsletter issueHueSatLum 22:01, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

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Hello Moe Epsilon, Eduemoni has given you a shining smiling star! You see, these things promote WikiLove and hopefully this has made your day better. Spread the Shining Smiling Star whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or someone putting up with some stick at this time. Enjoy! Eduemoni↑talk↓ 04:12, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 04:22, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Inactive administratorsEdit

Hey Moe, thanks for running the second round of notifications! I checked and found the server on which I'd been running the inactivity tasks on Labs had been deleted out from under me; I set up its dependencies and a new crontab on another server and all should be well now. I also took care of the issues you pointed out with removing inactive administrators; they were caused by my moving some common code to a common module and forgetting to update one reference. Cheers! — madman 05:11, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

No problem! I re-added User:MacGyverMagic to the current round and gave him his second notification.[1] The bot removed him and I checked with an administrator to make sure he didn't have any deleted edits/logs in 2013 that would cause the bot to recognize them returning. Turns out it was just the bot and not MacGyverMagic, so he still needed the notification. Thanks for the updates, it appears to be running smoothly. :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 05:19, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

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Invitation to WikiProject BreakfastEdit

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A bit weird...Edit

Thought you should know that User:Søren1997 is substantially copied from your userpage, including your bio, privileges, and various other stuff. I've pinged the user about it, but he hasn't edited in a week, so I thought I'd let you know in case you have any pressing concerns vis-à-vis misrepresentation or WP:COPYWITHIN. — PinkAmpers&(Je vous invite à me parler) 09:16, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

@PinkAmpersand: I was kind of concerned about that, having noticed my self-created image was linking back to his userpage a while back. I was hoping he was simply using the design of my userpage to make his own, but he hasn't really edited it at all to make it his own. I'm going to go ahead and remove my biography and my privileges, because that could simply misrepresent who his real person is (and make it seem like I have two accounts or something). I'll also leave him a message about it. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 16:04, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

You've been Wiki-Slapped!Edit

John F. Lewis has given you a slap to the face! A slap to the face promotes WikiHate and hopefully this has ruined your day. Spread the WikiHate by giving someone else a slap to the face, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend. John F. Lewis (talk) 18:00, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
D'oh! Regards, — Moe Epsilon 18:07, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Alger HissEdit

Hi. The edit you reverted on Alger Hiss is back, with a single citation. Are you going to weigh in, or leave it be? I was fairly satisfied with the old lede, which was written as a balanced (and hard won) compromise between a number of editors. The new edit is very POV. It's also the first time I seen someone use the POV tag because they felt that an article was TOO neutral and not slanted enough toward a single point of view. Regards, Joegoodfriend (talk) 20:58, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Some of the material added seem to be quoted from within the article, so citations must exist for what he is saying. There's no need to edit war it since the old material is in the history, so if you can come to a compromise on the talk page about what should or shouldn't be in the lead, then either of you can alter it yourself. I'm not a subject-matter expert on Hiss; I faintly know of the topic and only reverted because he removed three citations and replaced it with no citations. Continue to gather consensus about what should be added, maybe start a request for comment there and let it run for a month to see what editors who visit the talk page say. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 23:37, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
Hi. So far, this is going pretty badly. I decided to try leaving the new text alone, and adding several points which were both factual and properly cited. In response, the other editor simply reverted everything I'd written. So I've created a Request for Comment on the Alger Hiss page. Any thoughts you may have are welcome. Regards, Joegoodfriend (talk) 18:03, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

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North Florida Wiknic 2013!Edit

Hi! Remember me from IRCland? Please adapt a version of Wikipedia:Meetup/North Florida/2012 for this year (Wikipedia:Meetup/North Florida/2013?), and link it at Wikipedia:Wiknic#2013 Wiknic. Just get it up asap if you can, if the information is preliminary, that's fine :)--Pharos (talk) 17:36, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

Hey Pharos. I've went ahead and started Wikipedia:Meetup/North Florida/2013 and linked it up, but the information is very, very preliminary :P Regards, — Moe Epsilon 19:17, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

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Hey Moe! I'm so happy to see you signed up to join the project - welcome. You can dive into our to-do lists here. Be sure to watchlist your favorite to-do lists, as they will continue to grow as new content gets added to the WDL website. Also, you can always search the WDL website for something that you're interested in. And be sure to share your outcomes here. If I can help with anything just ask and welcome aboard! SarahStierch (talk) 14:06, 26 May 2013 (UTC)
Awesome. I don't have much time to help like I used to, but when I get some, I'll have a look through some to-do lists and start going. I had a look through them and some of it seems interesting, so I'll have a go at it. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 22:07, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

Happy Memorial Day!Edit

Thanks Zappa :) I hope you have a good one as well! Regards, — Moe Epsilon 18:08, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 May 2013Edit

admin locationsEdit

Perhaps Wikipedia:Local Embassy might be of some help - especially if you have an admin. sig. highlighter script? — Ched :  ?  12:23, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

Well the Embassy is for languages more than their location, but thank you, I don't see how that will help much. Also, I am highlighting editors when I link them in my userspace? That seems odd. I didn't think notifications worked in my userspace. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 12:27, 6 June 2013 (UTC)
Oh, just re-read this since I replied and now realized what you said. Thanks, I'll have a look through it and fill in blanks when I'm done gathering information initially. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 12:09, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

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the original Palestine Post newspaper of May 16th 1948Edit

hi Could you please let me know where I can find an original whole copy of the front page of the Palestine Post newspaper of May 16th 1948. It's for a very dear friend who collects such items. thanks Dalia - — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:47, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Not sure what brought you here on Wikipedia, but I think I can help. Go to this link. In the "Search for Publication" field, choose The Palestine Post. Below that, choose the start and end date for when you are searching. I entered a start and end date of May 16, 1948, and I got 25 results. There you may find what you are looking for. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 11:57, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

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Umm nooEdit

You're not an administrator so u don't have warning rights. (talk) 19:54, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Being an administrator has nothing to do with warnings. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 19:57, June 16, 2013 (UTC)

Quick triggerEdit

Yes, I was late. Sorry about the confusion! hgilbert (talk) 01:18, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

It's fine hgilbert, no problems here :) thanks for looking out for my userpage. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 02:45, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

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Any chance of clearing this? Category:Media_files_requiring_de-mergeSfan00 IMG (talk) 11:53, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Sfan00IMG: Clearing the images that need moving to Commons should be easy enough, but images that are fair use would need to be cleared by an administrator, since past versions of the image would need deleting (as an unused fair use image). Regards, — Moe Epsilon 15:45, 30 June 2013 (UTC)
Go for the free stuff then , and I've got no objections to you asking on WP:AN. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 15:47, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

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Dusti: Nice :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 18:32, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

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Dusti: Oooh, shiny :D thank you, and I hope you enjoy your new userpage :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 21:30, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

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Ivan WatsonEdit

Hey, do you think you can help co-author an article on this CNN journalist? -- A Certain White Cat chi? 20:53, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

とある白い猫: Sure, I can help out :) However, I am about to depart on a trip tomorrow and I cannot start anytime soon. I will be back at the end of the month, and then I'll start helping you with your article. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 17:45, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

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Please explain revertEdit

I have been posting all over WP, looking for information on User:Alabamaboy, why all information concerning him was erased but have had no success and so I added his username to missing Wikipedians list with as much information as I had been able to track down. Then, you revert my entry with the edit summary saying he hasn't disappeared.

Please provide some explanation about this to back up this assertion. By this, I mean information, rather than a flat contradiction. I'd rather not revert a revert so if I don't hear from you, I'll post on the article's Talk Page and if I get no response, I'll readd his username. Thanks. Newjerseyliz (talk) 15:10, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

User:Newjerseyliz: You should have probably checked first back at the former administrators talk page where you also posted about it, where I did reply. Again, he is not missing, nor a former administrator. He was renamed and his name is now SouthernNights. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 15:57, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Oh, well, I saw your revert first so I came to talk to you.
I appreciate your explanation. I looked at list of renamed administrators (heck, I looked at every category there was on the page) and he wasn't listed. I wouldn't have persisted except that it was like everything associated with that accounted had been expunged. I'm aware of the Clean Slate policy but this went beyond this. There is still a User page for that account but no associated data and since the page was not deleted (I'm not sure why not), it was odd that there was no historical record....of anything. I had never run into this before. Thanks for filling me in! Newjerseyliz (talk) 16:43, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
He's not listed on former administrators because all his administrative actions and contributions as Alabamaboy were moved to SouthernNights (where he still is an administrator to this day), so there is nothing to list at former except an old name. The renamed section is for administrators who abandoned an account with contributions (i.e older contributions and administrator logs are still in tact, not on their current name) and simple renamings aren't listed. You'd be surprised, actually, how common the simple renames are where old contributions and logs move to a new name and the old name is just a userpage with no data. It's often done to prevent some kind of harassment at the time or to move away from an older name. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 17:32, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

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Welcome backEdit

Welcome back from vacations,I love you,regards--Carliitaeliza TALK 14:55, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

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Can you please help me to make a new user page--Carliitaeliza TALK 14:41, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Sure Carly, how would you like the page to be designed? Regards, — Moe Epsilon 00:16, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  • You can choose the page why you did not answer my other message--Carliitaeliza TALK 13:34, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Sorry, I didn't see the message. I saw the message about STiki thread below that when I came on and didn't look above it. Is there anything about your userpage you'd like for me to do specifically? I don't know exactly what you want. :P Regards, — Moe Epsilon 15:29, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

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RfA/Danny 2Edit

Accidental reverts are a pain, aren't they? I wish the notification system could spot a self-revert-revert and prevent it notifying the other user. In fact, I'll probably suggest that as a feature. — Scott talk 14:52, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Wouldn't be a bad idea. Sorry about the many notifications. Also, yeah, Danny was later desysopped, resysopped again and he's a current admin, so that's the reason for the first revert. One day I hope to have a complete chronology of adminship completed down to this level of detail. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 14:55, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
I was just about to comment on that - as it has plenty of entries for people who are current administrators but have been renamed, shouldn't we include that? I did note in my change that Danny regained adminship two weeks later.
It's good to see your work in progress; I'm currently building a spreadsheet for a complete numeric record of admin status changes, in order to do statistics, and currently engaged in the long process of verifying the monthly counts (which I originally compiled for Wikipedia:Desysoppings by month). That's how I encountered this Danny item. I plan to get the spreadsheet up onto Google Docs soon, and you're welcome to have edit access if you like.
You might be able to help with something, actually - the Thatcher131/Thatcher desysop in 2009 needs untangling. I was able to find where he requested the tools back for "Thatcher", his main account, but not where he requested a desysop, which happened in addition to the desysopping of Thatcher131. Could you help me find it? — Scott talk 15:11, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
The only people who are current administrators who are on the former list are administrators who used a different account all together. See Wikipedia:Former administrators/reason/renamed. The accounts under the former column were desysopped and a new account, the one under the current administrator column, was sysopped later. The old accounts retain old administrative logs and contributions, with one exception (Joy/Shallot, which I detailed on the page I linked). Other renames were superficial, such as your renaming from Hex to Scott Martin, because your logs and contributions and logs as Hex are now as Scott Martin, which is why I didn't include them on the list. I'm going to take a look at the Thatcher situation and go find out what happened. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 15:40, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Thatcher131 was purely for testing reasons, if I am reading this correctly. His main Thatcher account was desysopped December 5, 2008 per this, then resysopped per the link you provided on the former list. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 15:47, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Of course - I hadn't thought to look at SRP on Meta. Thanks for the find. I've removed that note I added to the 2009 page as it doesn't relate to the Thatcher131 temporary account. And thanks for the clarification regarding renames, I see what you mean. Do you think it's worth adding "see also" notes to entries where related transient changes happened, such as the Danny entry? It's going to be great eventually when absolutely all of the historic details (extant in our records) are nailed down. — Scott talk 15:56, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Oops, I guess I fibbed. There are a few more current administrators who have entries, see Wikipedia:Former administrators/reason/temporary, where some current administrators controlled another sysop account temporarily. Danny does have an entry for his old employee account (Dannyisme) there, but nothing about old desyops of his main account. I really tried to keep it as simple as I could by not including past desysops of current administrators, because people could get confused and think that, for example, Danny is a former administrator when he really is a current administrator. That's partially why I started the /admins subpage in my userspace. I wanted to create a complete chronology and hopefully deprecate FORMER as being more comprehensive. It's my intention to include that level of detail in the main namespace of the chronology, where every sysop, desysop, transfering of adminship from account to account, etc. is detailed. For now, I think just the name of the former administrators is best, IMHO. I wish I had more time to dedicate to completing this chronology. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 16:11, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

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Hi. Since you were involved in the discussion resulting in the ban of Wikiexperts, you may want to consider the CEO's appeal at Wikipedia:AN#Ban Appeal of AKonanykhin. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 16:40, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Happy BirthdayEdit

Hi Moe I wish you the best in your Birthday,enjoy this cake and happy 25!--Carliitaeliza TALK 15:36, 24 October 2013 (UTC)
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Thank you Carly :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 03:01, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

You are welcome :) --Carliitaeliza TALK 13:51, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

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Since you are a registered member of the Fair Use WikiProject, you might have an interest in this discussion.Tom Reedy (talk) 04:42, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

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My BirthdayEdit

Dont forget my birthday my friend,regards!--Carliitaeliza TALK 20:22, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Carly: Of course, your birthday is tomorrow, the 29th. Happy birthday :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 21:16, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Thanks my lo**,and yes,my birthday is tomorrow,well done!--Carliitaeliza TALK 22:36, 28 October 2013 (UTC)


Hi David,I would like talk to you today,can you connect to IRC today at 7pm in Chile¿--Carliitaeliza TALK 15:15, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't come on IRC much anymore. I'll try to be on tomorrow if you want to talk. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 03:33, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

I will connect in the morning,regards--Carliitaeliza TALK 12:24, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Can you stay connected all this day¿ --Carliitaeliza TALK 13:55, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
Not all day unfortunately. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 17:34, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks, happy halloween to you too :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 03:34, 1 November 2013 (UTC)


Can you connect to IRC at 19:00 pm of Chile today¿ --Carliitaeliza TALK 11:08, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Please notice me when you are on IRC because I am using a bouncer,then you can notice me to join--Carliitaeliza TALK 22:53, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Sorry, couldn't come on, I was busy all day yesterday. I'll be on for some of today. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 08:56, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
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List of current National Football League head coachesEdit

Being you're the "caretaker"(?) of List of NFL starting quarterbacks, I was wondering if you think it'd be a good idea to do the same with List of current National Football League head coaches. I'm not saying you should do it, or even start it up, but I was wondering if you think I should create small profiles of the coaches, as you first did with QBs. ZappaOMati 18:29, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

I've already started with Marc Trestman over at User:ZappaOMati/sandbox/2. ZappaOMati 20:40, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, that actually sounds like a good idea. I'll have a look at it sometime. Obviously as you can tell, I've been late updating the starting quarterbacks page because of various real life commitments that keep me away from Wikipedia a lot of the time. I'll see about expanding that page, it sounds worth while. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 23:51, 3 November 2013 (UTC)


Can you connect now to IRC¿--Carliitaeliza TALK 22:17, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

No, I'll be on tomorrow. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 03:25, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

I couldn't, I wasn't here. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 03:41, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Can we talk tomorrow on november 13th at 19:00 pm in Chile¿--Carliitaeliza TALK 18:28, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
Carliitaeliza: I'm not going to be on then. Try getting on earlier in the day tomorrow. I'll be on today and tomorrow during the day time. At night I am not here. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 18:32, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Yep. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 18:40, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Maybe this is the last time that we can talk Moe,because I have to leave IRC and all the internet world ,I am awaiting for you,regards--Carliitaeliza TALK 19:13, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

  • If I dont see you I want to make you know that I will love you always and forever--Carliitaeliza TALK 19:33, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Remember this is the last time that I see you,hugs--Carliitaeliza TALK 19:41, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks Cyberpower678, hope you have a good one too :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 00:36, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!Edit

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Yeah, sorry for not really updating List of NFL starting quarterbacks as much, since I usually tend to get lazy/stressed over how the Bears' season is going. Regardless, being Christmas is a time to celebrate and be happy, and not be frustrated over how one's season is going, I give you best wishes for this holiday season! ZappaOMati 16:12, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
Haha, thanks ZappaOMati. As a Steelers fan, I can totally sympathize with you over a terrible season. Hope you had a merry Christmas regardless. Hope to help you with the List of current National Football League head coaches article soon (whenever I have free time again to spend a few hours at a time editing, or maybe the off-season?). Hope you have a good one. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 00:38, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

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Happy 2014 from Cyberpower678Edit

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Thanks C678, you too! :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 03:31, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

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For your tireless contributions in a variety of areas, from article work such as maintaining List of NFL starting quarterbacks, a page that requires much clerking as well as writing, to behind the scenes items such as posting to the bureaucrat's noticeboard which admins have been inactive long enough to necessitate desysopping, your contributions are truly invaluable to the encyclopedia, and I hereby thank you for all that you have done in 2013, and all you will do in 2014. For the record, should you ever consider applying for a mop, I would be more than honored to nominate you. Happy New Year! Go Phightins! 04:27, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
Go Phightins!: Gee, thanks :) It's always nice to know someone is following what I do and thinks that I've done a good job. Maybe one day I will apply for the mop again, and I'll keep you in mind if I need a nominator. I hope you have a good 2014 as well. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 06:05, 1 January 2014 (UTC)


Padiddling is, in fact, a real Freestyle technique similar to the nail delay. Finding sources will be difficult but I'll give it a shot. Just a heads-up that you may see it resurface on the article one day. Cheers, Captain Infinity (talk) 04:36, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Well if reliable sources are provided, that would certainly be okay. I saw that addition while patrolling for vandalism and I generally revert additions of large amounts of text or sections without a source. The wording of the section seemed a little off too, for the tone of an encyclopedia. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 06:16, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks ZappaOMati. Hope you have a good new year as well. Take care. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 21:40, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

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Happy Holidays and Happy New YearEdit

Wishing to my long time friend/mentor a Happy Holidays and Happy New Year (sorry about being late) BionicWilliam (talk) 05:16, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Well isn't this a sight for sore eyes? Hey BionicWilliam! I'm glad to hear from you :) I hope you had a good holiday season and new year's day as well, my friend. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 13:45, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Jack Bullas SmithEdit

What makes you think that Jack Bullas Smith was the Hofstra basketball coach? I would like to see your evidence that he is the NFL football player. Do you have any? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:58, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I have added a citation to the article Jack Smith (American football). He served as the football, basketball and the baseball coach of Hofstra. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 18:57, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Nevermind, I see what you mean now. After a bit of researching I've discovered the name of the basketball coach to be John A. "Jack" Smith. I'll fix this error. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 19:14, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
The new article is at Jack Smith (coach). Regards, — Moe Epsilon 19:42, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

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Seeking an unblock, would you look into it?Edit

Hi Moe Epsilon. This is Colton Cosmic. I was no-warn, no-discussion permanently blocked for socking in May 2012, but I never did it. I feel like the appeal processes have been a real sham and that I've been ganged up on by reflexive block-deniers along the way. I'm looking for an administrator to look into the record, without just going by what others say about me, and to consider unblocking, or bringing up my case for an RFC/U for a broader-based unblock debate. Excuse my IP blcok evasion at your talkpage, but I feel I've no other way to go forward.

Why ask you? Randomly pretty much. Although I think WP:AN/ANI is an awful place that brings out the worst in some people, and attracts some of the worst people, I decided to look for an admin that made a sensible comment there. Once I detected you there, I checked your other recent contributions, including where you urged transparency as a partial solution for the paid editing question. And then I saw in your articles created collection that you were into pro-wrestling, and I am into that too, although I am more into boxing.

I had a single prior account that edited almost entirely content for five or six years. I was never sanctioned, blocked, banned, or even warned. I didn't even know what the drama boards or Arbcom were. I switched for online privacy reasons to "Colton Cosmic," never going back to the prior account. I was 100% straightforward about this from edit #1: [2]. Does that sound like a sock to you? Timotheus Canens said, once he finally said something, that my prior account was my "main" account and that Colton Cosmic was my "abusive" account. "Abusive." Really? I had only a few weeks before being blocked but I at least created Rain City Superhero Movement which was subsequently twice directly linked by I initiated a third opinion community process WP:3O to solve a talkpage argument and politely abided by the result though it went against my strongly-felt position: [3] (toward the bottom but before you scroll).

It is accurate I became momentarily uncivil. I had seen Youreallycan plaintively beseech Nomoskedasticity to stop wikihounding him. This had occurred for two years. It was tracking, taunting, and targeting: Nomo. would drop in for his or her only edit of the day to say catty comments like "it is safe to ignore Youreallycan on this matter" in an article talkpage discussion and so forth. He or she would mockingly call him "darling." The next day or so I chanced across Nomo. arguing for Youreallycan to be banned. My civility slipped and I called Nomo. a "provocateur" ([4]). I questioned whether he or she had ever contributed anything productive to the project. I viewed myself as confronting a cyberbully. It was half a reaction to Nomo. but half a reaction really to what I found this appalling WP:AN/ANI environment where users routinely fight and manipulate the rules to get each other blocked. This is the only particular edit ever cited by Timotheus Canens to justify my permanent block. In your view, does it? I mean, I have done some good in my other edits.

This is too long already. What else? Silktork and Mastcell have concocted theories about some heinous sanctioned or banned editors I'm supposed to have been. I think they have different suspects. There's no truth to that, and certainly no evidence to it. What am I going to do? I can't prove I'm not Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman either. We could talk about it, but they don't want to talk about it. Lastly, Moe Epsilon, if you agree to look into this you can unblock me at my talkpage and I'll answer any questions you have. Please allow me to defend any of my edits you find concerning, and perhaps give context to them. Please don't just go by what others say about me. Colton Cosmic. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:13, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Colton. First I'd like to say to you that I'm not an administrator. I know this must be a major buzz kill to have written so much only to find out I can't do much about it. Next, I am sympathetic towards your situation, which I am familiar with having seen previous discussions. However most administrators here are not only not be willing to unblock, but shouldn't unblock. Since the original block was done through ArbCom sanctions (if I am reading everything correctly), then it should be taken to ArbCom's ban appeals. Knowing that you've been through that already, as well as had a couple threads started at the administrators' noticeboard about you, there aren't many avenues left. Considering that, I feel there isn't much that can be done here. I feel like you should stop going under various IPs to communicate to administrators to get an appeal, because it simply won't work. If you are serious about returning ever again, the best thing you can do for yourself is to admit wrongdoings and to come back at a later time. Log in through your Colton Cosmic account a year from now, enable e-mail and e-mail the blocking administrators to see if you can get your talk page access restored, to request a formal unblock. That is the only way I can see you ever being successfully unblocked. Considering the initial block took place in 2012, you should really move on now, and look forward to coming back at Wikipedia at a later time. Take a wikibreak from Wikipedia for 2014 (IP evading and all), and come back later. I know this is a long time, but this is the only way. Until then, you can still appeal to the ArbCom ban subcommitee, however considering you have poked a few administrators in the past couple weeks, it wouldn't be successful. Sorry for the troubles. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 18:25, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
Moe Epsilon, I just saw your response to Colton Cosmic here. That was very well said. You explained the Arbcom issues in a correct way and suggested what to do next in non-bureaucratic style. Thank you, EdJohnston (talk) 18:08, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Ed. I did make one mistake about his e-mail, since he later replied that it was disabled. However, there aren't many avenues left for him now. I fear he may be de facto banned since I don't think anyone is willing to unblock at this point. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 18:20, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Actually, as it happens, I restored his talk page access earlier today, after discussing it briefly with Spartaz. Writ Keeper  18:24, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Writ Keeper: That is good, I feel like that was the best thing to do. I don't think he would be abusive on his talk page and it leaves him one place to go to formally request an unblock. I wouldn't restore his e-mail ability though, because I still feel he will repeatedly message folks like he did as an IP address. At least with his talk page open, his possibility of returning one day is possible, however slim. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 18:32, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Yep, that was my thought as well, which is why I left the email block as it was. Writ Keeper  18:48, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 15 January 2014Edit

Notification of Inactivity/ResignationEdit

Hi Moe Epsilon See Notification of Inactivity This is to notify you all that I am no longer able to take part as an Admin or Contributor, as time has caught up with me and I am now eighty-three years old. Health problems are causing me to cease work on what I always enjoyed as a most fruitful and interesting activity, that of contributing to one of the greatest undertakings I have ever had the good fortune to take part in. I wish all of you well and that Wikipedia may continue to thrive. Dieter Simon (talk) 19:51, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Dieter. Thanks for your time and effort you put into helping Wikipedia. Since you replied before thirty days, it is considered that you are active again. Your message implies you no longer wish to be an administrator or editor, so if you wish to resign adminship formally, you can go to the bureaucrats' noticeboard and formally do it (since I can't help remove the tools for you, sorry). If you don't, you'll get the "pending desysop" messages again in a year and in 30 days after that, you'll be desysopped then. Thanks again for everything. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 21:19, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

i got a message but didn't do the edit?Edit

I got a message from you about an edit I did, but I didn't do any edits....

what does it mean? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:25, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi. That message was from the year 2012, so the edit probably came from someone else who previously used the IP address you are using now. I would recommend creating an account to avoid this coming up in the future. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 18:29, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Please clarify trout at ANIEdit

Who is being trouted? Anythingyouwant (talk) 19:40, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Everyone, for allowing a discussion of an award/barnstar removal discussion to take place at all. At best, the place to go is to the Editor Retention project, who awarded it and bring it up. At any rate, there is no formal process of removing awards, and there shouldn't be. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 19:47, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
This is unacceptable; your awarding of a trout is a clear attempt to undermine <random dispute resolution process>, and I will shortly be opening an Arbcom case request to demand both the removal of the trout and the removal of your troutapplier user right. *eyeroll* Writ Keeper  20:58, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
That's fine, but it could be easily interpreted as granting the OP's request to trout the WikiProject. Cheers.Anythingyouwant (talk) 21:00, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
Well I think the project can also rightfully ignore Andy, since the user was nominated in November, and that the project is aimed at recognizing good editors so we retain them long-term. Though maybe a trout to the WikiProject, for bad timing, but nothing else. Writ: I'm not knocking your sarcasm or anything, but when I was alerted by e-mail of your message, the e-mail cut your message in half. So, here I am, thankful I was not being seriously admonished for trouting. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 21:11, 29 January 2014 (UTC)


Hello Moe,

Just in case to avoid any mistakes, I want to inform I've received the notice and am active. Cheers, Kanonkas :  Talk  00:09, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Kanonkas, hope to see you around more often. Since you came to edit, you won't be desysopped as inactive now. Thanks for taking the time to confirm your activity. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 06:03, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

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2013 NFL Season AwardEdit

Wikiproject NFL Barnstar.png The WikiProject NFL Award
I, ZappaOMati, hereby award Moe Epsilon
the WikiProject NFL Award for his/her valued contributions to WikiProject NFL.
Awarded 03:42, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, ZappaOMati! It was good working with you for the 2013 season, and I hope to work with you during the offseason in preparation for 2014! Regards, — Moe Epsilon 08:22, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

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Hello,can you join IRC tomorrow by the morning please,i need explain you something,regards--Carliitaeliza TALK 00:34, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

I'm online now, but I guess I can be on tomorrow. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 00:43, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

    • Hi Moe,I am sorry for bother you on IRC,I will not bother you anymore,but I would like to be your friend,please remove the /ignore,and join IRC I would like to chat with you!,Regards--Carliitaeliza TALK 18:58, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

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Infobox help in Mike BreyEdit

Do you know why the last line in awards is appearing bigger than the others? It was happening before, and then I added an award and it's happening again to the last line. Enigmamsg 19:13, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello Enigmaman. I fixed the problem in the infobox, it was a few breaks that made the text alter. In that infobox, you seperate awards by using a <br> tag, and you inserted an actual line break, which was causing the problem in it rendering. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 20:38, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
Oh, ok. That was there before. It was like this before I edited and it had been that way for a while. Someone added an award at some point and used the wrong line break, so I copied that code when adding a new one. Enigmamsg 20:43, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

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Hi Moe, I've just seen your message on the AdminStats talk page. I have decided to make the script display all administrative actions, regardless of sysop status. You should see this with the next update at 10:00 UTC. Regards, — JamesR (talk) 09:30, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi, James. Thanks for that, but maybe you could produce both lists on different pages, with current administrators and the current list. I know it wasn't very valuable to me the other way around, but it could be useful information the other way around for others. Just a thought. :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 02:28, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

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awarded to Moe Epsilon for being a member of a very exclusive club
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Why chu deleting my stuff? ~Quatreryn — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:50, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Not sure why you're asking about an edit from two years ago, but it's pretty blatant vandalism. I highly doubt people call Agent Orange "Orange Herb, 420 Blaze It". Zappa24Mati 02:51, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

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