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Archive - Between December 28, 2005 and September 19, 2006

This page is an archive. Do not edit the contents of this page. Please direct any additional comments to the current talk page. Post replies to the main talk page, copying the section you are replying to if necessary. (See Battlestar Wiki:How to archive a talk page.) Please add new archives to Archive 2. Thank you. CalculatinAvatar(C-T) 21:46, 3 October 2006 (CDT)


Welcome aboard, CalculatinAvatar. I've enjoyed your edits so far. Keep it up. --April Arcus 02:54, 28 December 2005 (EST)

Also welcome. Additionally: good eye. --Day 04:27, 28 December 2005 (EST)

DeZervAdLy lOw?

Don't be so hard on yourself. I think I was struggling to understand Photoshop (back when it didn't have a number behind it) when I was your age... I also had to walk uphill in a snowstorm in my bare feet just to ... --Watcher 06:27, 30 December 2005 (EST)

That was just an attempt at wit. Self-esteem issues are for losers. :-X --CalculatinAvatar 07:36, 30 December 2005 (EST)

We Have a New "April Arcus"! :)

With April's recent promotion to administrator, I was hoping someone would come along and nail me when my edits get sloppy and inconcise. Welcome to the team, and never apologize for being picky here. :) --Spencerian 11:47, 30 December 2005 (EST)

Slow down a bit, cowboy! The major modifications that April is doing for the revised Cylon pages can get really confusing if we dive in to edit them while he's moving, so steer clear of them until the framework is up. Else, April may have to revert your edits in order to get the pages started. Don't want to have you do things twice. Thanks! --Spencerian 14:49, 30 December 2005 (EST)
You're implying that, because April is an Admin now, that they'll stop re-editing your edits? I don't imagine that the paper work is that bad. *wink* --Day 20:36, 31 December 2005 (EST)
You're right. In fact, it will probably be worse. The Concision Fairy is now a Concision Deity. :) --Spencerian 10:59, 1 January 2006 (EST)
Hah! Hahaha! Indeed. Heh. --Day 20:13, 1 January 2006 (EST)


BWAHAHAHAHAHA! I hope you watched the game, man. Oh wow. I'm so jazzed I'll never go to sleep again, ever. Did you catch the statement Matt Leinart made after the game? I thought it was in bad taste, personally. Mack did the right thing, I think, in making appriciating USC's team the first order of business in his trophey speech. --Day 01:18, 5 January 2006 (EST)

I watched the game, but I turned it off after the game itself was over. I'm sure I'll catch Leinart's comment later on tonight in an article or the like, but you might not get to read about the "You're wasting my time!" a USC fan said to that Texas defensive back leaving the field with a broken arm. --CalculatinAvatar 01:26, 5 January 2006 (EST)
*jawdrop* Wasting his time? Jeez! That's... so classless. Anyway, Leinart said (a close paraphrase, here), "I still think we're the better team." I mean--I'll leave it open to possibility that, if we were to do best of three or five or something that USC might beat us more than we would beat them, but--honestly... How, based on that one meeting, can you say something so conclusive? Anyway, nice edit with the parenthasis removal over on the Galactica running tallies. --Day 01:52, 5 January 2006 (EST)


I challenge someone to make a page at Template:List_of_templates that consists only of a redirect to so that Help:Template can have its section 'List of Current Templates' replaced with an instance of that template. You could also find some other way to include the content of the specified page inline in Help:Template. --CalculatinAvatar 01:55, 6 January 2006 (EST)

Take it up with the mediawiki people. This is an explicitly acknowleged limitation of lists vs. categories. --April Arcus 02:06, 6 January 2006 (EST)
So it's just impossible, then? That makes me feel better at failing to do it, I suppose. I thought the difficulty was in getting it to take the "namespace=10" argument while still being an internal link. I was sort of hoping there was some force-redirect (even to apparently "external" links) or cute way of getting a [[foo]]-style link with an argument delivered. --CalculatinAvatar 02:43, 6 January 2006 (EST)

TOS Grammar Patrol

The grammar/spellchecking of the ENTIRE TOS category is awesome. Although not explicitly listed as goal of OSAD, it is something I've always hoped might get done. I really appreciate you and Grafix checking those over. Now that most of the TOS articles have images and some content, this is the type of fine-tuning that they need. Thanks! --Steelviper 15:13, 4 April 2006 (CDT)

A Category Just For You

Category:Articles for Grammar, Spelling, and/or Organizational review --Shane (T - C - E) 22:05, 27 April 2006 (CDT)

Thank you. I hate to be picky but Category:Articles for grammar, spelling, and organizational review would be better. --CalculatinAvatar 22:12, 27 April 2006 (CDT)


CalculatinAvatar, I have nominated you for adminship. Please indicate whether you accept by following the instructions located here. --April Arcus 21:29, 30 April 2006 (CDT)

Thank you; I appreciate the trust. --CalculatinAvatar 01:38, 1 May 2006 (CDT)


Congrats, on behalf of the community, I have promoted you to administrator status! Should you have any questions, feel free to ask any one of your fellow administrators for assistance. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 08:20, 10 May 2006 (CDT)

Congrats, CA! You are now the junior admin, so (much to Day's happiness, I'm sure), you are also the new Mop Boy! (Ah, I love the scent of Pine Sol in the mornin'.) We expect clean floors in the administrator's break room (April sometimes spills their tea, and Steelviper leaves cookie crumbs all over). Don't mind Joe when you see him in his bathrobe in the morning--Lords know we all try to ignore it, too. You'll notice a couple of new features on your interface. Don't be like Steelviper and get so zealous that you block yourself out of the wiki! :) The rollback feature does not allow you to leave a comment, so be sure to update the talk of both page and user (my recommendation) should you use it. --Spencerian 09:56, 10 May 2006 (CDT)
Congrats! And yeah... should you ever block yourself indefinitely, it is possible to unblock yourself. When you get as many blocks under your belt as I have (I don't know if Spence's duplicate blocks of people that I already infinite banned should count towards his totals), mistakes are bound to happen:
  • 14:48, 10 March 2006 Steelviper blocked "Steelviper (contribs)" with an expiry time of infinite (Blatant search engine spamming - repeat offender)
  • 14:54, 10 March 2006 Steelviper blocked "Dharkbayne (contribs)" with an expiry time of infinite (Blatant search engine spamming - repeat offender)
  • 14:55, 10 March 2006 Steelviper unblocked Steelviper (contribs) (I think he learned his lesson. (Don't block yourself, idiot.))
(Note that you can still block people while you're blocked. You just can't edit.) Anyway. Keep up the good work, and don't clean up to cookie crumbs too quickly. (Five second rule in full effect.) --Steelviper 10:31, 10 May 2006 (CDT)
I'm completely confident I'm going to block myself (at least once), then come back here after failing to remember that; thanks in advance for the helping hand in a time of need. --CalculatinAvatar 21:29, 10 May 2006 (CDT)
My last final is tomorrow, so I will get right on that. --CalculatinAvatar 21:29, 10 May 2006 (CDT)
Thank you for the promotion and the congratulations. --CalculatinAvatar 21:29, 10 May 2006 (CDT)


I have been absent of late due to an ethernet line at my house becoming faulty, likely in a splice somewhere in the middle of a 300' underground run. I'm currently in Pasadena for work; oddly enough, being ~1800 miles from home has enhanced my internet connection. I intend to return to my normal frequency of edits after a little while catching up on current events here. I apologize for the neglect. --CalculatinAvatar(C-T) 19:47, 18 June 2006 (CDT)

No problem CA. Thanks for communicating this info! Hope you get the problems sorted out soon! :-) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 22:00, 18 June 2006 (CDT)


Just a copy and paste. Didn't even realize it was still set to Ships. --Shane (T - C - E) 12:18, 24 June 2006 (CDT)

Yeah, I gathered that; it's not a big deal. --CalculatinAvatar(C-T) 14:55, 24 June 2006 (CDT)

*Knock* *knock*

Hey, man. In case you hadn't seen it, we're seeking Admin consensus on a solution to this RFC. There's no rush, as voting doesn't end until July 3rd and we don't seem exactly split on the idea, but I thought I'd point it out anyway, just, as I've said above, in case. Cheers! --Day (Talk - Admin) 23:24, 26 June 2006 (CDT)

I saw it, and, to be perfectly honest, I was sort of camping on the issue. (I had missed Shane's mention of a period without a computer for other reasons, which would have prompted more haste on my part.) To be honest, regarding the RFC and both of the recent RFA's, I felt some deliberation would assist in reaching an objective decision. I could vote neutral, but it isn't quite accurate for "undecided" and would need to be changed later, anyway. --CalculatinAvatar(C-T) 00:35, 28 June 2006 (CDT)
I didn't mean to rush. Sorry if it seemed that way. I initially had posted a "This is not a vote" vote because I wanted to mull it over. Anyway... uh. There's that. --Day (Talk - Admin) 02:48, 28 June 2006 (CDT)


The hangerbay has images on it now. Gives it more of a feel on what it would look like. --Shane (T - C - E) 21:52, 7 August 2006 (CDT)


Sorry, for some inexplicable reason I have never visited your talk page before. I earned a B.S. in Applied Mathematics many moons ago. --FrankieG 18:40, 26 August 2006 (CDT)

Excellent, it's always nice to find a common interest. --CalculatinAvatar(C-T) 18:49, 26 August 2006 (CDT)

You back full time?

;-) --Shane (T - C - E) 21:53, 3 September 2006 (CDT)
Yep, our semester has started already. The dorm connection is generally stable and I'm on at all kinds of fun times, sometimes even during hours people are "supposed" to be awake. --CalculatinAvatar(C-T) 02:17, 4 September 2006 (CDT)


The new CSS is uploaded. Check it out make sure it's ok, since I know you use it. You mentioned the Infobox lines. That should now be fixed. --Shane (T - C - E) 20:02, 7 September 2006 (CDT)

It's fixed, thanks. I don't normally use it, though; I switched to it for a while after the update but have since gone back. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by CalculatinAvatar (talk • contribs).

Happy Birthday

You may now have a Cylon Shot legally. ;-) --Shane (T - C - E) 08:15, 14 September 2006 (CDT)

Have a drink on me. --FrankieG 08:23, 14 September 2006 (CDT)
By your command. --CalculatinAvatar(C-T) 08:28, 14 September 2006 (CDT)
Thanks, I was considering that, but it's kind of complicated; I don't think I could get one in a bar or even acquire the ingredients easily. --CalculatinAvatar(C-T) 08:28, 14 September 2006 (CDT)
Actually, it makes me nauseous just looking at the recipe. Looks like a bad hangover in a glass ;), so you are probably lucky to avoid it. --FrankieG 08:40, 14 September 2006 (CDT)
Horray ^_^ *lays out a line of cylon shooters for everyone* yay --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 09:16, 14 September 2006 (CDT)
Indeed, happy birthday! (And stay away from the shooters.) :-) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 11:21, 14 September 2006 (CDT)
Thank you. By your command. --CalculatinAvatar(C-T) 16:23, 14 September 2006 (CDT)
Happy birthday. Drink all you want. If you hurl in the break room, Mercifull has an extra supply of Pine Sol on hand. Not sure if any of us will be able to hold your head as you Yawn, though; we'll be too busy editing and you can't type well with one hand. :) --Spencerian 18:01, 14 September 2006 (CDT)
Hi. Thanks for your comment on the Cylon Raider page. Although I can't say I completely agree with you, but that is the most coherent, supportive, informative, and intelligent response I have ever received online! Thanks! And happy birthday too! Gozzard 00:33, 19 September 2006 (CDT)
Thanks --CalculatinAvatar(C-T) 00:42, 19 September 2006 (CDT)