User talk:Coffsneeze

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Breakfast foods

Thanks for your suggestions. You are correct that right now most of the articles in Category:Breakfast foods are common American breakfast foods, but hopefully someday Simple English will have articles on breakfast foods from around the world, like huevos rancheros or tattie scones. I think I will keep the wording as "food" instead of "foodstuff" because it is simpler. Also, "common" is a basic word so hopefully it will not confuse people. Thanks again for your ideas. Happy editing! · Tygartl1·talk·</sup> 21:56, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

"Waffles" was a red link because someone had linked it wrong. [[waffles]] gives waffles. [[waffle]]s gives waffles. I have fixed it. · Tygartl1·talk·</sup> 20:35, 27 March 2007 (UTC)


See w:en:Help:Reverting on the English Wikipedia. Thanks. FrancoGG ( talk ) 03:14, 29 March 2007 (UTC) PS. Remember to always look at the page history.

User page edits

Hi there, maybe it's not my place, but usually unless there is vandalism, only the user gets to edit his or her user page. I'll let Eptalon decide if he wants to keep the change you made to his user page, but usually only Eptalon should edit Eptalon's user page. Thanks, Browne34 19:45, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

I decided to keep the changes (Don't worry). Only as an information, according to This edit count here I am currently at about 8.200 edits, done to about 3.700 pages. I am not updating the list you updated with every edit I do. But in general, Browne34 is right; do not edit other users pages (except to revert vandalism). Thanks. --Eptalon 22:01, 1 April 2007 (UTC)


Thanks so much for the barnstar! · Tygartl1·talk·</sup> 15:49, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Signing posts

Posts need to be signed so people know who it saying something. The only reason your post on peer review is signed now is because I tagged it with the {{Unsigned}} template. As to wikifying:

Wikify :To format using Wiki markup (as opposed to plain text or HTML) and add internal links to material, incorporating it into the whole of Wikipedia. Noun: Wikification.

Wiki markup, also called wiki text or wikitext 
Code like HTML, but simplified and more convenient, for example not <b> and </b>, but in both cases ''', see Wikipedia:How to edit a page.

From the glossary. Mark-up, linking, interwiki links, etc. are all a part of wikifying an article. -- Creol(talk) 01:54, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Trigonometric functions

I answered there. --Cethegus 17:37, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

I did what I could with it. I do not know much about <math> mark-up. You can find some more info here. Sorry I couldn't help more :-) · Tygartl1·talk·</sup> 20:53, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Removing Quick Delete tags

Please do not remove {{QD}} tags from articles. This is considered vandalism and makes it harder to delete articles which are not needed here. -- Creol(talk) 20:33, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

It was Bubb Rubb ~1 hour ago --NigelJ 21:14, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
NigelJ answered your first question, as for the second one: Adding more than one delete tag can be vandalism or it could just be a mistake. It really depends on why it was place. It can be easy at times to tag an article not realizing it was already tagged. But sometimes people just like to toss multiple tags on the same page, that would be vandalism. Either way, too many tags on a page would still be better than no tag. At least a page with too many tags will be seen and deleted, but a page with the tags removed could sit there for months or even years before someone noticed it and got it deleted. -- Creol(talk) 21:29, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Edit wars

Ideally, an edit war can either be talked out, or decided by consensus. Unfortunately even when consensus is reached, sometimes one of the parties refuses to accept it and continues to edit the article to push their personal opinion. This happened here recently when dealing with the articles on Guantanamo Bay and Concentration camp. If the user continues to edit, sometimes blocking is the the only way to stop it but this should only ever be used as a last resort. -- Creol(talk) 02:43, 4 April 2007 (UTC)


Coffnseeze, when welcoming, you should put this text on a user's talk page:

Hello, '''user''', and [[Wikipedia:Welcome|welcome]] to the '''Simple English Wikipedia'''! I hope you will be happy helping here. You should begin by reading these pages: [[Wikipedia:Useful]], [[Help:Contents]], [[Wikipedia:Policies and guidelines]], and [[Wikipedia:how to write Simple English articles|how to write Simple English articles]]. If you want some ideas of which pages to work on, read [[Wikipedia:Requested articles]] or the list of [[Special:Wantedpages|wanted pages]]. Even though it is a good idea to research an article (like looking at the discussion page) before making large changes, please [[:en:Wikipedia:Be bold|be bold]] and try! Any changes you make that are not perfect can be fixed later. We are also working most on [[Wikipedia:Core article|core article]]s and [[Wikipedia:List of articles all languages should have|the most common topics]] until this Wikipedia grows. If you want to ask a question or talk with other members, you can visit our version of the "village pump" at [[Wikipedia:Simple talk]]. [[Wikipedia:Administrators|Administrators]] on Wikipedia can also help you with more difficult problems. You can also ask me for help. The best way to do that is to leave a message on my talk page. You should always sign your messages on Talk pages by typing "<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>" (four tildes) at the end of your words.

Good luck and happy editing! ~~~~

All you need to do is replace the word "user" with the user's name. Thanks.

Regarding your comment on my talk page: I did not create the category:tea. I deleted the edits you made because they are not needed even though they are true. Category pages do not usually have links to similar topics. · Tygartl1·talk·</sup> 17:52, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Hi. About the welcome.. use {{subst:Welcome}} it's easier ;). Don't forget to subst the template and sign.
Here you have a list of all Welcome templates available: Category:Welcome templates. Bye. FrancoGG ( talk ) 18:05, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Your question

It is common practice to put the first picture in an article in the top right corner of the page. · Tygartl1·talk·</sup> 18:07, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Re: Babel

I know. I guess that's because one indicates my native language, and the other my skills on another one.

On all Wikipedias it's worded similar... and that's a very old template, I wasn't here when the community decided to implement Babel.

FrancoGG ( talk ) 18:19, 6 April 2007 (UTC) PS: just if you didn't know, those are Template:User es and Template:User en-3.



Why thank you :D -Haikon 06:25, 17 April 2007 (UTC)


Well, I agree, the article is getting better every time an edit is made to it. However, the whole process seems ot be deadlocked. This is basically, because on the respective template talk page, basically three editors are discussing (out of a community of perhaps 10-15). Yes, a good article needs source material, but where to stop citing? --Eptalon 15:55, 28 April 2007 (UTC)


Hello Coffsneeze. I have a degree in Computer Science. In that context, a deadlock is a situation (or a condition) where something cannot continue by itself. It is like 4 ambulances at a four-way crossing without signalisation. My comment above referred more to the discussion, which is still ongoing, and less to the chopstick article. It is unlikely that anything will be selected as a very good article before the community has agreed what makes a good article. External sources need to be cited (as you have done with that book reference you added to chopstick). If something, however comes from the enWP, and is unreferenced there does it need a citation (from enWP). Wikipedia is not, and cannot be a primary (or even secondary source). Primary sources are the original publications, for example an article in an academic publication. Secondary sources are sources that talk about primary ones and explain them. In short, I do not think that anything will be selected as a very good article before the criteria are clear, and there is agreement on them in the community. The chopstick article is a valid candidate though. --Eptalon 08:57, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

I'm aware of the difference between the two. It was just a simple mistake, thanks for pointing it out, though. Signed, User: Willickers


I accidentally erased your answer to Isis, I reverted it back, but wanted to apologize anyway. -  BrownE34  talk  contribs  ok

Your suggestion

Oh no! I'm an admin and didn't know it? ...Just kidding :-D Actually, I've been busy getting used to the admin tools. I'm planning on updating my user page soon. Thanks for your concern. · Tygartl1·talk·</sup> 20:39, 3 May 2007 (UTC)


A rewrote the article in response to your question about pancakes. I also updated the talk page. To answer your question, pancakes are not considered cakes, despite the batter being made using a similar technique (and similar name). Two differences: (1) pancakes are usually mixed as little as possible and (2) usually benefit from sitting a few minutes before being cooked. Rosenbluh 02:07, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Instant soups

Instant soup, only needs heating

Over here (Switzerland; also probably goes for the rest of Europe) Instant soups come in two varieties

  • A satchel containing some powder; alternatively a cup containing the ingredients: 1) add water 2) heat for a predetermined time, usually just 3-5 minutes (Think of a packet of ramen and you get the idea).
  • A container (usually a tin/can) containing pre-made soup; that just needs to be heated (again usually 3-5 minutes).

Therefore my statement: Some of those just look like cold soups, people therefore do not need to add water. (see image) Cheers --Eptalon 20:29, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

I clarified; you are welcome to reword, review and extend the articles (There is no article about instant soups on enWP, by the way) --Eptalon 20:46, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Unsimple instant soups

As I said, the non-simple English (unsimple? doubleplusgood? ;) ) Wikipeedia has an article on Instant Soup. Whewn I wrote it, it was simply a copy of the article we have here. I do not know what has become of it. As to nutritional facts, go ahead; I even think we have an article on convenience food or junk food or something here. Let me dig it up --Eptalon 21:12, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

That article is at Convenience food, just for reference --Eptalon 21:15, 22 May 2007 (UTC)


You are right, Maudie Hopkins is deserving of a page. However, I did not delete a Maudie Hopkins page. I deleted a page only called "Maudie", which said nothing about Maudie Hopkins, let alone why Maudie Hopkins deserves a page. It is not my job to go and change the page name, put the correct information in, and so forth. The page was deleted for no assertion of notability. If you want to create a page for Maudie Hopkins, then you are at liberty to do so. Thanks, -  BrownE34  talk  contribs  21:42, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Thank you!

Thanks for simplifying that stuff about Blender for me. Panda Bear 14:10, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

Page move

I saw you moved User:Evilclown93/article to Bloemfontein. The user was working on the article in his userspace, and from the look of the current article, it appears he was not complete with it. It's common practice that users work on articles in their namespace before moving them to the appropriate title. I am asking an admin to move the article back to Evilclown93's userspace. He can then move it back to the article namespace when he is done.

Also, regarding your move from Profanity to Vulgarism, see Talk:Vulgarism. Thanks, Nishkid64 (talk) 20:19, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Little Red Riding Hood

Hi, Coffsneeze

I've proposed Little Red Riding Hood for demotion. Seeing as how you got it passed VGA, I thought it proper to inform you. Albacore (talk · changes) 13:54, 6 February 2011 (UTC)