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User talk:Mark

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Thanks for the welcome. I'm taking a look around and will try to contribute. –Abe Dashiell (t/c) 22:54, 28 Dec 2005 (GMT)

Hey there

Mark, this is Chris from the USSG and the UUG meeting in February. I'm glad this project is here and I plan on contributing what I can to help flesh things out. -Chris


Yep, lots of images. I didn't bring my polarizer with me when shooting, so there be glare in windows. They are a start, it would also be best to shoot on Sunday morning to avoid all of the cars parked on the street. But that is a project for another time. :) Chris 21:38, 10 Feb 2006 (GMT)


Sorry, I'm not seeing messages from you. I'll email you at your suso account. Chris 16:18, 22 February 2006 (GMT)

Thanks for the...uh..."welcome" the project

Gee what a nice welcome. And just what would be your grounds for blocking me? Not that you guys can't make up your own policy, but threatening to block me after my very first few edits here seems rather short tempered to me. Not a very good way to improve your userbase. I certainly hope you don't "welcome" other new users in a similar manner.

I properly sourced the image. It's in the public domain under Creative Commons. The first version of it had a yellow strip down the right side. So, I uploaded a version without the yellow strip (artifact of my playing around with the cropping). That version had him facing right. Since I wanted the image on the right side of my user page, I wanted it to face left. So, I flipped it and re-uploaded it again. Also, please remember to include ":" after the double [[ when inlinining an image. You transcluded the entire image to my talk page rather than just the link to the image. I've fixed it on my talk page. --Opus 19:45, 16 March 2006 (GMT)

  • Just give new users some patience please. Waiting a few minutes to see what they are going to do isn't going to kill the project. I didn't come here to submit off-topic information. I'm well aware of the troubles that wikis face with vandalism. I run two other (fledgling) wikis myself, and am an administrator on (under a different ID than this one). A well-meaning new user can often look like a vandal. If you work with them, you can foster their development into a fantastic contributor. Not everyone that comes here is going to know everything wiki at the outset. I have considerable experience with wikis, and was doing something entirely normal for a wiki. I was rather shocked and surprised at the welcome you gave me. I'd hate to think the welcome a new well-meaning user who is fumbling about would receive. Apology accepted, but please be less abrupt with new users in the future, ok? --Opus 20:02, 16 March 2006 (GMT)
    • Well we're just getting off to a smashing start aren't we? Tit-for-tat, implications that I might be vandalizing, my rejoinder that you should be nicer to newcomers, your return that I might be lying about status as an administrator on Wikipedia. Oh joy. :) I hope we get along better than this. --Opus 20:18, 16 March 2006 (GMT)

Thanks for the welcome!

I actually was a contributor to Daviswiki over the past 2 years. I like the personality of it and how helpful all the opinions, comments, personal reviews, etc.

I noticed there aren't any comment boxes at the bottoms of pages here, is it something we'll add in the future? --Jess 23:07, 17 August 2006 (GMT)

November 1, 2006

Hello. I'm trying to organize a RootsCamp for Bloomington and was hoping there would be a place to distribute this information within the Bloomingpedia community. I've posted some information on this site for the council to review. Thanks. --Kevin 15:32, 1 November 2006 (EST)

3rd person

hehe, I was trying on 1st person to see how it fit. I'm not sure what I prefer for people articles if they are autobiographic. May be a way to tell the autobiographic articles from teh biographic articles. Chris Eller 14:15, 30 August 2007 (EDT)

Thanks for the "thanks"

Just being a diligent Bloomingpedia member! I may be a novitiate but, as noted on the "atrocious" discussion page - :) -, I am committed to the wiki principles and guidelines (and am also a committed evidence-based "fact nerd" and editor). btw...I may shorten the arrest section if there's no further expansion on the Kruzan article in the interest of the "weight and balance" issues discussed in Wikipedia. --Question Authority 11:00, 10 September 2007 (EDT)


Hi Mark, all of the images I uploaded are from Flickr and have the username of the author embedded in the EXIF. Let me know how I should present this information, if necessary. --Imsky 13:52, 23 August 2011 (EDT)

Justin case

Can this be deleted? Nyttend 23:05, 26 September 2012 (EDT)

Ditto on Alaina Martinez. FYI, I'm just going through Special:Random finding pages that are good candidates for Template:coord. Nyttend 23:18, 26 September 2012 (EDT)
Double ditto on TTB2036 4; the others lacked context and may be unrelated to Bloomington, but this one is obviously completely unrelated. Nyttend 23:34, 26 September 2012 (EDT)
Triple ditto for Taylor Bastin. Nyttend 17:14, 27 September 2012 (EDT)
Ok, I went through and removed obvious vandalism that you mentioned as well as some others. You probably aren't aware, but TTB2036 4 is actually a legitimate article, it was done as part of the Taming the Butterfly project by our local social networking guru Kevin Makice. Whether it really falls under good use for Bloomingpedia is debateable, but I think it won't harm anything to keep it here for historical reasons. I've put a note about it on its talk page so that's more clear. -- Mark 15:33, 28 September 2012 (EDT)
Ah, okay, no complaints; I've definitely never heard of it before. Thanks for the note at talk. I note that you didn't delete Martinez; is it sufficient just to blank a vandalism page instead of reporting it for deletion? Or did you keep it for some other reason? I'm hesitant to do too much with established pages, since of course I don't want to start imposing Wikipedia standards here. Nyttend 00:22, 1 October 2012 (EDT)
Sorry to keep piling on the comments — I've found several more likely candidates. See Allison levy, Cake, Strawberry banana yogurt, Applesause, and Mrs. G. Nyttend 16:43, 1 October 2012 (EDT)
User:288 buy diflucan has nothing but spam in its history. Nyttend 13:38, 10 October 2012 (EDT)
Thanks for that deletion. I'm tired of leaving you notes one-by-one, so I just went through Special:ListUsers and looked at all non-redirect pages in userspace. I'd recommend the deletion of the following pages:
Some of these have spam in their histories, and others are attack pages or other forms of pure vandalism. Hopefully this is the last report of this sort that I'll make. Nyttend 23:18, 15 October 2012 (EDT)