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[edit] Happy New Year!

I know it's a little late, I just wanted to wish you a happy new year, and may you have the biggest collection of Reboot in the world! Elcool (talk)(contribs) 11:15, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

Haha, thanks. I'm not really collecting that much as of late. It was just kinda a coincidental blitz time. My next big purchases are gonna be the SBE Disk 4, EE Disk 1, and Figurines 1 & CC. Thunderbird 00:22, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Condensed?

Wow, Thunderbird L17. This page you linked to is quite condensed. So much so, that it doesn't have anything about you on it. Is it new news that the account is suspended? — Lapper (talk) 22:18, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

That's news to me. But my link on my userpage still works fine. My link goes here, and it seems as though I can still view and edit it just fine. How exactly did you come up with your link? I'll look into it a bit in the meantime. Thunderbird 00:03, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Language issues

Hey there, I'm writing these thoughts here instead of on El Coolio von der Pollo Loco's page because we're getting a bit off the original topic there. But I did want to respond to your comments, so here goes. Re: Hebrew— My dad went to seminary, so he learnt both Hebrew and Greek for the sake of reading the Bible in the original languages. I also learnt Greek in high school, although never that well. But I still have a Greek New Testament and I try to read it every once in a while. Learning Greek also helped me with German a lot because I got used to using cases like Akkusativ and Nominativ. Re: Korean— I have a friend in military intelligence in the US army who's learning Korean. He tells me it's really hard to actually learn it. He used to be afraid he'd fail out of school, but I think he's improving and is less concerned about it now. As for me, I started my French reading knowledge class today. That could be interesting. It's just so different from German. Anyway, this has been a long comment, so I'll wrap up now. Talk atcha later! Heimstern Läufer 07:21, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Well I won't be learning Korean then, thanks. :) That's cool you're learning French. You should move up to Canada, every label is bi-lingual up here, weather you like it or not. Thunderbird 00:14, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
Or come to Israel, where every label is tri-lingual! Hebrew, Arabic and English. Here's a street sign to compare. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 04:54, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I've heard about Canada's bilingualism. Actually, we're starting to see those English-French labels in the US a bit on various items you buy in stores. And on Heavy Lourdes. (I hear it's because of NAFTA or something.) And then, of course, California is becoming more and more bilingual every day what with all the Spanish-speakers we have around here. I actually had as interesting experience earlier tonight: I went to Cucca's, a wonderful taqueria here in SB, and asked if I could charge my order. The employee didn't know what it meant to charge something and had to ask one of her coworkers in Spanish what I meant. (Perhaps using the word "credit card" would have been helpful on my part.) But I digress... E.L. Cool: English, Hebrew and Arabic... that sounds fascinating. I'll have to come to Israel someday and see that. Heimstern Läufer 07:10, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
It's sometihng to see graphic deigners design a bag of potato chips with three tables of nutritional facts at the back of it. In three languages. Which two of them is writen from right to left and one the other way around. And don't you forget the informative pieces of paper in drugs: When to take, how, all of it tri-lingual. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 07:43, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
Probably the most annoying thing about it is whenever you try to buy something like a boardgame, everything printed on the cards are in the two languages, which makes the font half the size, and it just bugs me, something you keep forever with a language on it that you'd rarely use on the West Coast. Luckily I live 5 minutes from the boarder, so I usually just pop down to bellingham in the states and buy any boardgames and the like from there. And although we're bi-lingual with all the products, our street signs aren't. Only the stop signs at the boarder crossing for some reason are in English and French, because I guess they have to be. In parts of Vancouver though, some of the signs are bi-lingual between English and Punjabi, or English and chinese, etc, depending what part of it you're in. Thunderbird 13:24, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
That sounds fascinating. Man, I haven't been in Canada since I was, like, ten or something. And we even have a theory conference in Vancouver this year, but I can't imagine that I'll be able to afford to make it there. Oh, well. I'll still have to try to get to Canada again sometime. Oh, and I find it interesting that you mention coming to Bellingham, because my aunt used to live there. Now she lives even closer to the Canadian border, in a town called Lynden (maybe you know where that is, too, since I'm thinking it has to be pretty close to you?) Anyway, talk atcha later! Heimstern Läufer 05:52, 14 January 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I heard of Lynden. Given the chance, you should totally come to Vancouver sometime. It's a great place. We have had a near record 35 straight days of rain of course, but don't let that discourage you. Thunderbird 06:06, 14 January 2006 (UTC)
Ech. Talking about rain is no way to get me to visit a city. That's what I despised about living in Oregon. But I imagine it's fine in the summer, much like in Oregon. I can't imagine I'll be in Vancouver anytime soon, unless I do manage to make the conference this year. But I definitely want to head there sometime.
P.S.: I'm glad to see I made your "Others" list! Heimstern Läufer 06:22, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Phantom message

Thanks for being a good sport! Your pal, It's dot com 03:01, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Thanks

Thanks for the help with my sig. But now is the time for the next step: a kick-awesome user page. Like... Nearly everyone here. Any ideas?> Thanx. Gnome o' Fury 22:19, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

Well what exactly are you looking for? Start building what you want, and I'll try and fix any formatting/offer suggestions as you go. this has some good ideas, as does looking at other's userpages, as you meantioned before. Your signature also seems to need a bit more work, as I meantioned on your talk page. Thunderbird 22:22, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] dude, help me

hi. have you heard of User: Trendy Totebag? anyway, User: Ciberdude444 has made some messages on his user page that i find unacceptable. can you block him? thanks. Seriously 01:17, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Blocking is generally reserved for malicious anonymous trolls, not users that can be reasoned with. I'll talk to him. Thunderbird 01:34, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
Hang on now, Seriously, 'cause I can't find what you're talking about. Answer these three questions: Who made the message? What did the message say? Where is the message? — It's dot com 01:38, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
I had a bit of trouble figuring out what they were talking about too. User:Ciberdude444's userpage. He made some questionable comments about the two users in question. Thunderbird 01:40, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

hm....Seriously 01:42, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

That is what you were refering to, right? Thunderbird 01:44, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

i don't get this. that was what i was referring to, the links and stuff. ciberdude was temporarily trolled by trendy a while ago. he has held a grudge, so he wrote the comments from trendy. i just want him to forgive us. Seriously 01:49, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

I understand now, I didn't realize before that he didn't start it. I'll see what I can do. Thunderbird 01:50, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
EDIT: I'm stepping out of this one. Talk to Dot com about any future problems, since he seems to already have had some history with you three. Thunderbird 01:58, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

what i don't get is why dot com just deleted the whole thing. all evidence, and trendy hasn't even said his part. we need to hear his side bfore we decide what we have to do. i want ciber to be blocked. what does trendy want? Seriously 02:01, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Holiday Sigs

So do I need to make them big enough for the box that says: maximum sig length.png? NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 02:42, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

You mean small enough. Well you could try <small></small> or <sub></sub> tags for a start, maybe some different wording, things like that. They just need to be peared down a bit before you switch to any of them. Thunderbird 02:44, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Bis Februar!

See you when you get back! Too bad you won't be able to win any more cupcakes while you're gone! Heimstern Läufer 02:20, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Cool people

I put you on my cool people list. TheThin 22:51, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

[[No comment]]? Oh well, in any case, cool. Keep on tranglin', yo. Thunderbird 08:24, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
Cool TheThin

[edit] get back to work

Stop posting on Da Basement and get back to work! 01:00, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
Uhoh, you caught me. I was uh... just stopping in for a second to check my watchlist. I wasn't gonna check the recent changes or anything, really! Okay okay, I'll get back to work. Thanks Bubsty, (or whoever's on his computer), that was just what I needed. Thunderbird 01:05, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
It was me. I prefer editing annonomously. Thekillerdynamo 17:03, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Umm, Thunderbird, aren't you supposed to be getting to work? (Believe me, I'm glad to see you around the wiki, but you did tell us to tell you to get back to work.) :-) Heimstern Läufer 07:10, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Aw dangit! Foiled again! Fine fine, I'm gone, I'm gone. Thanks guys, that's just what I needed. Keep it up. Thunderbird 07:16, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
And up it will be kept. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 07:18, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
Ending sentences with prepositions is something up with which I will not put. Heimstern Läufer 07:20, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I know about this quote from Churchill (I think). <Looks at my own hand> Marde. I still have some marker marks on it. I better wash it again. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 15:22, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
Ah, you recognized it! Good times! Heimstern Läufer 05:27, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
Cheers! Elcool (talk)(contribs) 13:04, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

I hate to do this again, but, since you did tell me to... umm... get back to work. :-) Heimstern Läufer 06:36, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

I know I know! I just came on for two seconds before going to bed. Really!
Oh, who am I kidding. "I'm a wikiholic. I just can't live without Wikihol!". Thunderbird 06:38, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
All together: We love you Thunderbird!
One Kid: Christopher Columbus.
Elcool (talk)(contribs) 13:58, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Papadox

Yes, I did mean paradox. Thanks for noticing that! Bluebry 18:38, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Re: Sig

I actually just did some HTML editing and fixed my sig with due digelence! Hoo-rah! TotalSpaceshipGirl3 10:42, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] great jorb

I was looking at the recent changes, and I noticed your extensive work on the featured articles. You deserve a barnstar, but I don't know how to upload images. Ah well. Seriously (Talk) 01:06, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

HRWiki:Barnstars. There's a bunch of them already showcased and availible, just input the image code. Be careful not to tread on anyone's toes though, most of the last half are personalized ones, made and given by a specific user. But thanks for the mention, it's always nice when people notice somebody's work. Well I've gotta go watch LOST now, and hopefully fit in a bit of English work somewhere too. Thunderbird 01:51, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Longest. Name. Ever.

I'm thinking of "!!!!!!!!!!!!Jh9uy987ttrtider......biy," for example. Good work blocking these guys... Trey56 04:58, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

I just popped in to update Featured Article Selection, check the recent changes, and low and behold, it's NSMC all over again! It was actually kinda fun, I don't get to do much blocking too often, other sysops always beat me to it. It was total fluke I checked it when I did. Blocked 'em before they could even make one solitary edit, and I managed to welcome two legitimite users in the process. Thanks for noticing. (Don't worry about updating Wikitroll, those names'll just cause havoc for the tables) Thunderbird 05:01, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Yes

Yes, that was me, blanking my own user page anonymously to see what would happen... heh.... SaltyTalk! 03:42, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

From HRWiki:Blocking Policy:
Users who act so as to impersonate a previously banned user, to impersonate a known vandal, or to pretend to be engaging in vandalism, are also likely to be accidentally blocked. To avoid this problem, do not act in this way. "Don't do that then". It is good practice to edit so as to demonstrate your trustworthiness, not to put up a facade of untrustworthiness.
So, don't do that then. — It's dot com 03:51, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] You're not the only Canadian here

According to his Wikipedia user page, Drhaggis is from Calgary. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 04:59, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Dallas

I see you were in Dallas once (3 hours) but still, were you just at an airport, or like, did you go somewhere? And if it was an airport, DFW, Love Field, or some other one I don't know, and if you went somewheres, where? Just some questions. Also, if you ever go again, I might post a Dallas tour guide on my page. Bluebry 00:07, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Hmm... I'm not quite sure. For some reason, it was a stopover from New York to Seattle (don't ask me why I was routed through Dallas, I agree it's a bit out of the way), and as such I didn't leave the airport for the 3 hours I was there. I don't recall the name "Love Field", it could have been DFW, but I'd be more certain if I knew what DFW stands for. It was a big one at least. Texas is on my mental list of places to go in America though, I've sorta half checked it off, but It'd be nice to actually roam around there. That, Florida, and Georgia are pretty much the only states left that I really want to see sometime. I take it you live in Dallas (or at least Texas), eh? Thunderbird 01:39, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
Cool, another Dallasite! Except, I would be more of a... Plano...ite, I guess... But to answer your question, Thunderbird, DFW stands for Dallas/Fort Worth, as in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. But it could also stand for Discount Flashback Warehouse. Has Matt? (talk) 01:43, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, that rings a bell. It was Fort Worth. Quite a nice airport, I rode that cool mini-skytrain for most of my stay there. Thunderbird 01:45, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
K. Fort Worth is close. Bluebry 02:01, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Yousmell

I think Yousmell is a sock puppet of Yeltensic. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 02:57, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Possibly. At the very least somebody's up to no good... Thunderbird 02:58, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
Isn't the other recent name, Peltsnick, a copy of Yeltensic...? It looks like one. Made in between the Heimstern and Tbird attempts... --DorianGray
Maybe, but he hasn't done anything yet. So give him the benifit of the doubt. Thunderbird 03:02, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
Troll message that was originally deleted, but restored to archives:

I'm Yelt, and they aren't me. The way you can tell Yousmell isn't me is that I don't vandalize articles, because that would affect the HR fans who read this site. My goal is to give the anti-guestbook sysops a hard time, not them. As for Peltsnick, that sounds like a parody of me, at the very closest connection. Reply 17:38, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

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