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Wits' end

We have asked you repeatedly not to police the wiki. This means telling other users what to do or how to do it. You simply do not seem to have the knack for when it is appropriate. We've asked you to play fair on the featured article selection page, not to edit others' comments, and not to swear in edit summaries. Yet, things aren't getting better. We don't seem to be getting through to you at all, even after you were blocked for two weeks for disruption. So, I'm going to block you three weeks. Furthermore, I think it would be best if you stayed away from the featured article selection for at least a month. — It's dot com 20:48, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

RE: Block warning

RickTommy, if you're warned about being blocked, don't try to fight it by making up a bogus excuse as to why it was necessary to do what you did. Just say sorry and don't do it again. We all know you did it so there is no point fighting it. Rondleman! Stuff I did.Talk. 01:14, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

I wasn't denying anything. RickTommy (edits) 06:55, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
Loafing told you that he might block you, but then you got defensive and said that the edit doesn't matter. Well it does matter. Look, if you ever get a block warning, don't try to fight it, just take the advice you're given. Thanks, Rondleman! Stuff I did.Talk. 01:42, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
You know, Wasd, your behaviour isn't exactly that great either. For one thing, you posted that comment in the first place, despite the fact that it does not belong on that page. For another, you have posted messages in talk page archives, as you have done with my talk page as well as Heimstern's. For another, you warn users about things that they did months ago. For another, you do that to users who haven't edited for months. For another, you post signature length messages on other users' talk pages, despite the fact that 1) you shouldn't expect a response from those users, since they haven't edited for months, and 2) the signature length may only apply to your computer. And for another, you're enforcing policy by doing some of those things. I have been blocked before for trying to enforce policy, so don't be surprised if you end up being blocked as well if you continue doing that sort of stuff. RickTommy (edits) 06:00, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
Please, people, let's break this up. And I'm mainly speaking to Wasd here. Whatever disputes RickTommy has with the sysops and whatever warnings we give him are none of your business. Please attend only to your own behaviour. Thanks. Heimstern Läufer 06:34, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Support

RickTommy, you're a cool guy. Keep it real bro. High fives, — Strong Bad

Thanks, man. RickTommy (edits) 06:55, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

French subs

Hey, RickTommy. Please don't forget about adding {{fixtranslation}} when you do subs so Meuhcoin or someone knows to look them over. Thanks, and have a good time translating! Heimstern Läufer 09:38, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Pretty please? — Defender1031*Talk 03:59, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
Seriously, you always need to put the tag on new French subtitles that you create. Loafing 19:13, 16 November 2010 (UTC)
Is there a reason for your aversion to {{fixtranslation}}? It's really not a bad thing to have it on your subtitles. It doesn't diminish your work and effort in any way. Loafing 07:19, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Complaints about the new FAS format

RickTommy, has it ever occurred to you that others might genuinely prefer the new format? People aren't praising it to annoy you; they're just expressing their honest opinions, which is entirely within their rights to do. Of course, it's also in your rights to disagree with it, but your constantly complaining about people who like the new system is annoying and is quickly becoming unacceptably hostile, especially with edit summaries like this one. Please stop. Heimstern Läufer 13:58, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Please make your complaint in a new section on this page or this page. (Preferrably the latter) ColdReactive 20:17, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Previous edit summary

What previous edit summary? Edit summaries are for the page history first, recent changes a distant second. I realize those HRWiki committee pages are a special case, but in general you need to stop fixing doctorwho295's name on talk pages. If he wants to sign with a lowercase letter, autopipe takes care of the link, and there's nothing in our signature guidelines that says he has to sign with a capital letter. — It's dot com 05:46, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Further response

there are some things on your list that I agree with you on. However, while i'm not saying that anything here specifically annoys me or doesn't, I'm gonna give you a few pointers.
I noticed that you added that it annoyed you "When a user creates a new article and links to that article on every page that mentions it" shortly after I linked everything I could find to a new page that I didn't make. I was thinking, "but isn't this good practice?" It's okay; there have been times that good practice has annoyed me too. (See Talk:Compé)
The thing about Strong Mad being older than Strong Bad: yes, that is a known fact. and i have a little brother who is taller and heavier than I am, so i know where you're coming from there. And by the logic displayed on your user page, Strong Sad should be older than both of them. He is known to be the youngest of the three.
And the new Featured Article selection format: For example, "People praise it on purpose (much like those guys who said they liked Youtube's Beta Channels to annoy the thousands of users who absolutely disliked them)": in addition to what Heimstern has said two sections up, last i checked, we had more users who have a "Things that annoy me" section on their user page than we did complaining about the new FA selection format. So i'm sorry to say, but i don't think that's a valid comparison. And I've noticed that you've been pointing out that you're suggesting an article for the second time. The way the new format works, they won't ever need to be suggested again (or that's the way i understand it). Honest question: do you like that aspect of the format?
In short, I guess I would be more comfortable with that section of your user page if it was less inclusive. but don't let me tell you how to shape your user page; you don't have to change a thing based on what I said if you don't want to. The Knights Who Say Ni 08:04, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Now you're annoyed by the fact that one of the most incredibly useful exclusive features of the wiki exists? I find it very convenient (and evidently, everyone whose edits you linked to probably does too). Are you on Wikia? I've actually tried linking that way there, but it doesn't work, and it doesn't work on Wikipedia. And frankly, i think this logo is awesome. After all, it's still Trogday within six months' precision. I'd like to encourage you to loosen up a bit. Don't let things get to you, and don't take everything so seriously. Have a lighter attitude about the situations. You'll probably enjoy it more here. Just a suggestion. Also, please tell me you saw this edit summary coming. btw, what bothers you about that? it's a very helpful tool that I wish other wikis would use. Incidentally, i often try to make my edit summaries enjoyable, but the one you list as your favorite edit summary wasn't necessarily one of them; i was just citing the second time "oldie" had been said per custom on that page. i'm glad you liked it though The Knights Who Say Ni 04:57, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
I also don't know why you call using that feature "abuse". What, in your opinion, is it supposed to be there for if not for exactly that? — Defender1031*Talk 15:53, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Reminder about policing

RickTommy, given your recent message to that anonny, it seems I need to remind you that you are not allowed to police the wiki. In this case, yet again, it was not an appropriate message: it was vague (it didn't explain clearly what, if anything, was wrong with the anonny's edits) and was not really that accurate a representation of policy (saying "there's probably a reason we don't have those facts" would more or less imply "don't add facts to articles", which is not proper representation of policy at all). So I'm reminding you to not do this again. Heimstern Läufer 12:45, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Block explanation

You have been blocked for one month for threatening to have another user blocked (specifically this edit) when we have told you over and over not to police other users. (The block time is so lengthy because it's your third block.) Furthermore, the things you were saying to this kid were not just rude but overtly hostile. This is why we have told you not to tell other users what to do, because when you do you are especially mean in the way you go about it. Effective once your block is up, you are restricted from editing any user's talk page other than your own. (If you try to get around this restriction, you may be blocked again.)
By the way, as annoying and frustrating as it may be for a new user to flood the recent changes, there is no rule against it. It is out custom to discourage it, but that's not the same thing as a rule. Since floods bother you so much, I have enabled enhanced recent changes in your preferences, which consolidates all changes to one page into a collapsible (and ignorable) section. Obviously if it's not to your liking you can turn it back off, but I encourage you to give it a try. In your preferences you can also increase the default number of changes you see. When viewing the recent changes page, you can hide all changes in a specific namespace (like the user namespace). — It's dot com 18:32, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Userpage content

Hi, RickTommy. It's not appropriate to use your userpage to disparage other users, here or at the forum. So you're going to need to remove the content about the forum users "TwiceStyle" and "HSR3Ever85" from your list of HRWiki-related things that annoy you.

While I'm here: Is there a reason you need to have such a long list of things that annoy you on your page? It seems really unnecessarily negative, in fact, people might wonder why you even edit here if you have around a third of your userpage devoted to things that annoy you. Maybe you might think about trimming it down a bit or removing it? Just a thought (though the removal of the content disparaging other users is required). Heimstern Läufer 06:47, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

C Major

Sorry, but your page didn't qualify. I did check and, indeed, In Search of the Yello Dello Old Version had a C-Major scale. However, Marzipan's Character Video had an E-Major scale, and New Hands didn't have a major scale at all (among other things, major scales have eight notes; Strong Bad only sang five each direction). What's more, the song from mascot, in addition to not being a scale, was in F Major, not A Minor - and even if it was A Minor (which, admittedly, is the minor key most similar to C Major), I don't see the merit in listing the key every song is in. --Jay (Talk) 07:36, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Talk pages and consensus

Typically, discussions are where we discuss articles, not just throwing maps to the restroom single-phrase declarations into the crowd. Your recent "flood" of opinions are all just opinions on WHAT you think should be done with the article, but give no hint as to WHY, which doesn't really help anyone. To gain consensus, it's important for people to give a well thought-out opinion about an article's merits. You'll notice, for example, on Talk:Balloons, that everybody everybody, (beginning with myself,) made compelling arguments why the article should not stay. Coming along and simply saying "keep" without giving a reason opposite to what the rest of us have been saying is quite unlikely to do anything but be ignored. Consensus is not a vote. It's a general understanding among those involved about what the opinions are and what makes the most sense. Hope that helps! — Defender1031*Talk 16:09, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

{{User:RickTommy/sig}}

Due to how you made the html on it, it was linking all over the place. If you use a span tag inside a link, please close it with </span>. I have fixed it for you. Thanks. WP:LikeLakers2 (WP:talk) 05:44, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

According to signature policy, your signature must fit into this box: As you can see, it does not. I'm also not quite sure why it is that you're imitating that's bupkis's sig, (even going as far as linking to HIS userpage from YOUR sig) but hey, whatever floats your boat. Please just make sure it fits properly. — Defender1031*Talk 11:26, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
Just for reference, here's the box with your sig un-substed (meaning, this will display whatever your signature is currently, instead of the one above which will forever display the one as was at the time of this writing.): Hope that helps! — Defender1031*Talk 11:29, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Week 48 Dailies

Sorry for hastily reverting your delete tags a few minutes ago; I didn't realize until i was halfway through with the last one that you were half-right to put them there. But like I said in the last edit summary, the delete tag was displayed on the main page because it checks for a daily before checking for a weekly. There are practical reasons for this. And having the delete tag on the main page looks really tacky. I think you're right that we don't need the daily redirects, but if they are in use even as redirects, it's counter-productive to change them to the deletion template. This is what it looks like on the main page. Ironically, the linked picture is what FA's dying would look like. The Knights Who Say Ni 07:01, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

My Userspace Ban

Okay, it's been more than a year, and I haven't complained about it nor have I tried to get around it. So can my userspace ban please be lifted? RickTommy (edits) 22:37, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

I appreciate your not trying to get around it, but your block is for specific reasons. How have you shown that you have addressed those concerns? The people over at FAS seem just as frustrated at you as ever, and you keep reporting forum posts for inappropriate reasons (which suggests to me that you still haven't learned why your behavior is unacceptable). — It's dot com 17:16, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Proper place for discussions

The following was originally in the deletion discussion on Talk:Special Text in Strong Bad Emails:

NB: Can my userspace ban please be lifted?
NNBB: Since we're in a hiatus, can we please lighten up on the special logos? I know I'm not the only one who has found them a bit bothersome (HRWiki:Main Page Talk Archive 36#Can we *not* become Google?).

It is inappropriate to put irrelevant discussion in random threads across the wiki. Please confine discussion on various topics to the appropriate talk pages.

I addressed your ban above. As for the logo, the thread you linked to had one voice of opposition, and he was quickly outvoted. You mention the hiatus. If anything, that's a reason to do more logo changes, to keep ourselves entertained. You may just have to come to grips with the fact that the logo is going to change, probably often. If you would like to discuss it further, at least do so in the right place. — It's dot com 17:27, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

About your dislike of the logos, you can put this in your personal Monobook stylesheet: #p-logo a { background: url(http://www.hrwiki.org/w/images/e/ed/Wiki-kb-c.gif) 35% 50% no-repeat !important; }

This will keep your logo the same as it was before the swf logos were introduced. Dagoth 00:36, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Things you hate

Who are you even talking to here? The redundant piping you object to so much was added nearly three years ago by a user whose most recent edit was in August. So it's pretty pointless for you to vent your frustration to those of us who have to read your negative edit summary and who didn't have anything to do with it. More importantly, why did it need to be vented in the first place? Redundant piping is not a big deal. The person who added it may not have been aware it was redundant. And regardless, it took all of what, less than a minute to fix? And this is not exactly an isolated incident. You're constantly being negative at FAS, mainly concerning redirects, with no reason other than "I don't like it." Your not liking something is not a good reason why we should have to put up with your constant negativity. Seriously, stop being so negative. It's just a wiki about dumb animal characters, and if it frustrates you this much, going outside or reading a book would most certainly be a better use of your time. Heimstern Läufer 14:51, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Concerning French subs

Hi, RickTommy. I'm sure you're doing the best you can on the French subtitles, but you may have noticed that Meuhcoin isn't really actively checking them anymore, nor has any other native French speaker shown up to take his place. This means that the subtitles are sitting around unchecked, and we really need to offer only high-quality subtitles to our viewers. For this reason, I need to ask you to please not make any more for the time being. If all the ones you've made to this point are later checked by a native French speaker, maybe things will be different. Thanks. Heimstern Läufer 00:35, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Featured Articles

Once again, we need to discuss your actions in terms of the FA project. If another user reverts an FA you try to push through for lack of consensus, it is not appropriate to unrevert and claim that there is consensus. The very action of someone is reverting you in a situation where only two people are in favor of something indicates a lack of consensus by definition. Further, you only just suggested video games last week. Give it some time for people to support it before just jumping in. I would support it. We've also discussed before how it's best not to slate a FA for less than one week away, and that's what you did. I'm gonna head over to the FA page and support it, but please don't go trying to switch it back at the last second for this week. We'll put it in the queue for NEXT week. — Defender1031*Talk 15:54, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Sandbox, nonsense, and inappropriate behavior

Hey there, RickTommy. In case you haven't noticed the note in the edit box of the sandbox, it's for test edits, not games and nonsense. Further, your obsession with a particular user has become inappropriate. A user whom, I might add, has not edited the wiki in over a year, and about whom I can find nowhere where the user themselves provides certain of the facts you're claiming to be true about them. I'd like to point out that this is not the first time you have exhibited this kind of obsessive behavior toward another user. Please stop. — Defender1031*Talk 15:54, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

More again further about policing

RickTommy, since you haven't had a warning or block about this in a while, I'm going to nicely assume that you forgot about not policing. And you should be glad I'm doing so, because otherwise I would be blocking you for your rude behaviour in trying to enforce the deletion of that redirect. That you were right that it should be deleted is not the point; as I have said before more than once, you are not the one to be making enforcement decisions. A sysop would have found the redirect, regardless of your attempts or lack thereof. To sum up: do not police again or you will be facing a block, and not a short one. Heimstern Läufer 03:19, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Behavior toward other users

Recently you have once again shown a particular interest in another user. The specificity and persistence of your questions have begun to cross a certain line. It's not appropriate to pester another user to be more active or to "keep in touch", so please do not do this in the future. — It's dot com 20:16, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

Block explanation again

RickTommy, you have once again been policing the wiki by enforcing your preferences at FAS. You've been told many times that you are not under any circumstances allowed to police the wiki. Furthermore, your behaviour in this episode illustrates once again why you are not permitted to do so: once again, you have done so in an overtly hostile manner. As just one example, you told DeFender "*don't" call me RT" when you have never told him (or anyone else, as far as I'm aware) that you dislike being called that. In such a case, the proper thing to do is to nicely say "DeFender, I'd prefer you didn't call me that, please," not to snap at someone. And while one snap like that could be brushed off as a bad day, you've been consistently snappy with him and Ngamer because they've tried to stop you getting your way. And that brings me to my last point. Edit warring to get your way is unacceptable, and you've been doing this practically since day one of the new format. As warnings don't seem to be getting you to stop your unacceptable behaviour, you are now blocked for two weeks. When you return, please stop trying to constantly get your way at FAS and start working cooperatively with others. Heimstern Läufer 14:38, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

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