User talk:JSharp

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Please do not copy conversations here, I watch pages that I edit (which includes other talk pages)

Thanks for your assistance with the recent vandalism. May I ask your point of origin? -- Siege(talk) 05:48, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

  • My point of origin is the midwestern united states. No problem helping out with the recent flood of vandalism (wonder where it's comming from, seems to be coordinated somehow). I hate seeing a great resource become the target of such meaningless and rather stupid attacks. Still trying to figure out the quirks of this particular wiki - I hope all of my reverts were correct (esp. what appeared to be subtle vandalism).
Well, hopefully, you have. With the particular flood rate, it's probably a handful of people with access to some web proxies. -- Siege(talk) 05:57, 26 April 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the warm welcome :) . I hope to be here for some time. DeVandalizer 06:00, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

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[edit] Vandalism and previously reverted nice comment

Sorry about not signing in when I left my other comment earlier (the nice one posted before it was edited by the vandal) DeVandalizer 05:56, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks and welcome aboard. I assumed the unsigned message you left was from a vandal because the IP address 199.77.129.53 was also used to vandalize the article WikiFur. --Frizzy 06:26, 26 April 2006 (UTC)
Sorry about that, I use a proxy of sorts myself (tor) as I have a great need for privacy (yeah, well I guess I am just a bit paranoid). Thanks for the welcome to WikiFUR. I am glad I could help out -- DeVandalizer 06:29, 26 April 2006 (UTC)
Ahh, Tor. Yes, we had quite a bit of fun from that - 1500 edits in 30 minutes as I recall. It's a good thing the Wikia server admins and helpstaff were on the ball. --GreenReaper(talk) 07:36, 26 April 2006 (UTC)
Well now that I have an account here I don't need to use it so much anymore. :) I can't really control the actions of other tor users, it's a pitty such a great resource is ruined by inconsiderate people. At least tor maintains a blacklist of all exit nodes in use so abuse can be quickly black-holed. -- DeVandalizer 07:44, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for helping with the latest round of vandalism. It looks like some twit from pol.co.uk was obtaining new addresses via DHCP to evade bans. So I banned the /16s involved, which should help deal with the issue. --Giza 21:04, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

No Problem.. Hopefully it won't become a massive coordinated flood-- DeVandalizer 21:06, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
It appears to have been the work of one user. And I'm about to send a complaint off to his ISP, since what he did almost certainly violates their AUP. --Giza 21:07, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
I might check with GreenReaper before firing off a complaint... in my experience it tends to encourage them. -- DeVandalizer 21:08, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
Oh, we've discussed this exact scenario before. --Giza 21:11, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
All 'righty then :) -- DeVandalizer 21:13, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
Following up on this, I heard back from the perp's ISP today. They have "taken action" as per their AUP. They can't tell me what was done due to the usual data privacy laws, but I see that as an encouraging sign. --Giza 18:48, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Welcome to WikiFur:Administrators!

To make it easier for you to revert future vandalism, I've added you to the administrators group. You can learn more about the additional features now available to you in the See also links on the above page. Be bold! --GreenReaper(talk) 06:45, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for trusting me :) -- DeVandalizer 06:51, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Person exclusion without current article

Within the last few minutes I've had the misfortune of encountering a situation with which I've had no prior experience -- an unregistered user has removed a single name from the Category:People/People to add page. I had reverted the change once and the same IP has made the change again. I've now left a message on their talk page about removing information without reason and a link to our personal information policy. I then reverted the change again. I think that the specificity of these edits might indicate that this IP is of the person concerned and I would greatly appreciate advice on how to procede if they should decide to edit the page again without providing more information to us. -- DeVandalizer 19:19, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

In this specific case, I don't think there's a real problem with removing names on the People to add list. It actually saves time over us having to go through the process of excluding an article later (unless someone makes it via another link). There's not much "information" in just a name. :-)
In general, there's no need to tell people they're going to be banned for removing stuff in the first instance, except in very bad situations. Assume good faith - chances are, they are that person, and are just not particularly interested in having an article. Be welcoming, and then you will probably get a better response from that person (and they will have a better impression of WikiFur, so we avoid situations like this). --GreenReaper(talk) 20:50, 1 July 2006 (UTC)
You make many excellent points. In retrospect it seems obvious that they would be that person and that I really should have assumed good faith. In the future I'll be a bit less intense. -- DeVandalizer 06:07, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] New Featured Article

I wouldn't mind taking over the duty of writing the summary for featured articles for this week. I looked for something to write about but I can't really find any consensus on the featured article candidates page. What articles would you suggest? -- DeVandalizer 05:37, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

I would suggest that you have a look at some of the long pages and see if there are any on there that have not been featured. Longness in and of itself is not a sign of greatness, but articles should have some length to be featured, so it's a good start. Once you think you've found a good choice, try to condense the gist of it down into three or four fairly short paragraphs, with appropriate links to other articles, and replace the redirect with it. Have a look at last week's examples of formatting and linking. And good luck! --GreenReaper(talk) 05:49, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Question

Sorry to bother you DeVandalizer, I recently began hearing about you and your cause, I just wanted to ask a question, if someone messes with any of the pages I made (I mean REALLY messes like what happened to Spaz Kitty), I should report the "damage" as well as their user name to you, right? if so, I'm glad there is someone who will take the fight to these vandals, thanks for your time. - RVDDP2501 11:26, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

First off it's no bother.. I appreciate your taking the time to thank me for my work. However I do not really take the fight to the vandals I have to wait for them to come to me. I usually watch Special:Recent Changes for new edits and check to see if the edits are valid. Because I and the other admins check all the edits made there's no real need to report each incident to me personally (though I appreciate the offer). However, if there is a major vandalism in progress you could email greenreaper, myself, or another admin for help in reverting/steming the tide or blocking the offending user. However, one of the best features of the wiki is that everyone can contribute equally -- if you see damage you can fix go right ahead and fix it :) . To spare you from a long drawn out speech I'll say this about reverts -- Unless its patently nonsense or without any value to the article don't delete it, edit it instead or as wikipedia says assume good faith. The best advice I can give is to use "common sense" in deciding what action to take. If you have any questions aren't sure of what to do feel free to contact one of the "admins" or another contributor for help. -- DeVandalizer 14:09, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Spaz Kitty

what i mean when I was refering to her was back on her main page, someone totally messed with her page, completely vandalized it, you can see it in the history section for her page if you go to - http://en.wikifur.com/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Spaz_Kitty&diff=66989&oldid=66918 - I hope this further explains what I mean't - RVDDP2501 20:44, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Extinctioners page

Did you see what happened to my page, some guy named Longcat totally messed it up - http://en.wikifur.com/w/index.php?title=Extinctioners&diff=68938&oldid=68733 - but thatnks to Spaz Kitty, she fixed it, she really does good work, but has that guy been banned? - RVDDP2501 11:55, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Looks like they were blocked for 1 month. -- DeVandalizer 23:03, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Dragon Lady pic placement

Hey DeVandalizer, I just wanna ask you a question about your pic placement edit on the Dragon Lady page, I noticed you moved the Dargon Lady pic towards the top of the page and left the other where it was, I was wondering if its ok to move the other pic towards the top also (jus to to make the placement even, you know), let me know what you think? - RVDDP2501 11:05, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

Usually article text starts in the upper left corner of the article frame. This convention allows for a more consistent structure between articles which allows the reader to find what they're looking for more easily. The reason I made this edit to improve consistency with the other articles, not because you're original correction was in any way wrong it's just that it, in my opinion, more closely follows the de facto article format.
Oh, I see, I understand, thank you for the reply, I just though I would ask before I did something that would be disapproved of, I just have this thing about order & placement but from you told me, I see where you coming from, do you want me to go an do similar things to other related character pages connected with Extinctioners? - RVDDP2501 11:26, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
No problem, I appreciate you asking me what I was doing rather than just undoing it. It will be good working with you to better the wiki. I really appreciate your efforts. I like your suggestion of changing the other Extinctioners character's pages to match. I'll help out later (bed time now) :) -- DeVandalizer 11:31, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Contact

This might be an odd question but you wouldn't have yahoo messenger by any chance, would you? I thought it would be easier in terms of communication, instead of "chatting" on each others usertalk pages, if you do and you would like to discuss certain topics concerning Wikifur and its articles using yahoo messenger, let me know but if you prefer not to, I understand - RVDDP2501 13:18, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

I don't really use any IM but you can reach me by e-mail using the e-mail this uesr link at my user page. -- DeVandalizer 05:14, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] ED

Currently, 2 of our admins are minors. One other person was, but he's 18 now. Also, link me to where a lawsuit was threatened outside of the DMCA format. Also, how can you have a sentence as ridiculous as "Some in the community beleve that this rivalry may exist because wikipedia gives uncyclopedia its blessing and while it does not bless Encyclopedia Dramatica." and claim NPOV while keeping a straight face? I have no problem with you guys insulting ED, but when you try to keep an NPOV wiki and you keep it like that, you do no one a favor. 71.112.141.236 11:25, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

You're right.. It needs more fixing. -- DeVandalizer 11:40, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
Relating to Wikipedia's blessing - since Uncyclopedia is a wikicity (or whatever it's called now) the two are owned by Jimbo anyway. So of course Uncyclopedia is where Wikipedians go to get their lulz. Also, ED is much crueler than Uncyclopedia to Wikipedia. But the sentence is still useless and should be left out in my opinion. 71.112.141.236 11:47, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
I think the sentence should be rephrased to indicate this new information and not deleted as it is important to explaining the "possible" rivalry. -- DeVandalizer 11:51, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
When you have two humor based wikis with many contributors, there's gonna be a rivalry. That's where the rivalry comes from. 71.112.141.236 11:54, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
Then the competing viewpoints should be noted and explained. That's true NPOV. -- DeVandalizer 11:55, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
Okay. Then the real reason we don't like Uncyclopedia is because they're notoriously unfunny =) (only black can balance white, not gray). 71.112.141.236 12:04, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
I liked your earlier explaination better, it's more logical and doesn't really rely on personal opinion. I find uncyclopedia to be funny without being offensive, unlike encyclopedia dramatica (in my opinion). I think that putting up both viewpoints would be NPOV. -- DeVandalizer 12:09, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Chakat image

Neat that you've taken the time to draw a Chakat. I'd suggest contacting Bernard Doove to confirm that it matches his vision. -- Sine 04:29, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

Thank you. I've contacted Bernard Doove as suggested and I am currently awaiting a response. -- DeVandalizer 07:17, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Image:Jona Warrior Faerie.png

I'm sorry; I accidentally reverted Image:Jona Warrior Faerie.png to an earlier version. (I didn't even know that was possible to do with an image!) I hope it's easily fixed. -- Sine 16:25, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

I wonder if you can revert a revert... -- Siege(talk) 16:37, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
You can. ;) I just clicked the 'rev' link next to JSharp's last upload, the smallest one. Spaz Kitty 16:52, 1 August 2006 (UTC)


[edit] hai 2 u

Im in ur talk page, leavin u msgs. <3 --Zionistacat 07:33, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

Hello to you as well. :) -- JaeSharp 07:35, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Image:FurAffinityFenderBadge.jpg

Hello JSharp,

This is in regards to Image:FurAffinityFenderBadge.jpg. It has not been tagged with a copyright status. This can be a complicated area, so I can try to help if you need any. The Wikipedia Image use policy may give some background, but it isn't policy here.

I was thinking of tagging it with one of our fair use tags, but I don't see it as being used in a fair use way, since it's used as part of a template on User pages.

To deal with this image, there are a few choices:

  • If you are the copyright holder, release it under a free license, for example:
  • If you are asserting that this image is usable under fair use, add an appropriate fair use tag. A very basic summary is that fair use is used for commentary, criticism and review on the image when no free image could be used instead. Some fair use tags are:
    • Logos: {{logo}}
    • Covers: {{Cover}}
    • Comic panels: {{Comic-panel}}
  • If the image is already under a free license, provide information on the license, and tag the image if you can.
  • If you would like the image to be deleted, ask any administrator

To see a list of current copyright tags available on WikiFur, see Category:Image copyright tags If the copyright status is not resolved, the image may be deleted.

Unless you have a question for me specifically, I'd prefer responses on the page for the image. --Rat 01:30, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

[edit] No hard feelings?

I'd cry if there were! AfD's aren't serious business, and I actually voted keep on both ;_; Redfur 09:41, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Vandalism on Feb 19

And thank you, too, for also being on the ball. But how did he make those edits *after* I blocked him? -- Higgs Raccoon 10:41, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Don't know just yet. More information as the situation develops. -- JaeSharp 10:42, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
Looks like it was just a subtle difference in user names, Hil(l for llama)ary the first time, Hi(I for India)lary the second. -- Higgs Raccoon 12:05, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Novelas

Could you please install the relevant CSS or JS on the Novelas wikia (or send me the code on my user page there) to make the Sapphire skin recentchanges page display in green positive edit sizes, red negative edit sizes, and bold large edit sizes? Thank you! --Yunzhong Hou 13:22, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

okay, I've installed the relevant CSS for the red and green edits, how large is large? -- JaeSharp 22:45, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
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