User talk:Goodvac

Hello, Goodvac, and welcome to the Simple English Wikipedia!

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Good luck and happy changing! Kansan (talk) 20:53, 4 June 2010 (UTC)


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Dear Goodvac, thank you so much for your changes—they're truly helpful and valuable, and I'm so glad you decided to join our community. :) I am simply amazed at the good quality of your changes; please keep it up, and drop by my talk page if I can ever be of assistance to you in any way. Thank you once more! Very sincerely, —Clementina talk 06:34, 24 October 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the barnstar! Goodvac (talk) 06:57, 24 October 2010 (UTC)
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Copyvio Info

Could you tell me where This is Innovation is copied from? Exert 14:40, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

I see it's already been deleted. When I click the Twinkle "qd" button and the copyvio parameter, it asks for a url. The url does not appear on the page but in the source: {{db|g12|url= }}. I'm sure that if you were to look back at the deleted page, you would find a url there, for what it's worth. Goodvac (talk) 10:57, 5 December 2010 (UTC)
I found it going through undelete. I'll check on why the url doesn't appear when you use the template. Exert 14:45, 5 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, it'd be nice to get that fixed to prevent future confusion. Goodvac (talk) 09:39, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Talkback, telling the truth

(sigh) I thought I'd never have to go through this. Alright, here goes.

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And, hey. Look again at my talk. Loudclaw (talk) 23:18, 13 February 2011 (UTC)


Hi there! Thanks for fixing it, I was just told that I said "deleted" on IRC and thought fuck, waht a fail :-) Thanks for fixing it, was just on the way to fix it myself, but you beat me. -Barras (talk) 10:14, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Lincoln Library

When you get a chance, could you add one more sentence to the article on something? It's right at 800. Also, in Firefox, the coordinates keep showing up in the picture. Could you do something about that? Thanks, Purplebackpack89 15:40, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

I added a sentence about the visitorship of the museum. I'm using Firefox also, and the coordinates do not clash with the photos, though you could add a {{-}} to bump the photos down and see if it works. Goodvac (talk) 00:24, 4 March 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for the help on that RfD! Regards. SPQR 23:56, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

You're welcome. I'm always happy to be of assistance. Goodvac (talk) 23:58, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
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Britannia Stadium

Howdy. We appreciate your work. I have removed the article because it appeared to be mostly duplicated without any conversion from the English Wikipedia, source article en:Britannia Stadium. Please check out Transwiki Attribution when you get a chance for some guidance. Thank you again for your hard work, and I'm here to answer any questions you have. With regards, Jon@talk:~$ 03:00, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. I have never used {{enwp based}}, so I'll go through my contributions and clear that up. Goodvac (talk) 04:42, 28 March 2011 (UTC)


First, I would like to point out that almost every reference on the English Wikipedia is a link to a web site. Second, I will see if the thin attachment on my vacuum cleaner will dust the top of books, although I don't like the noise and the curve on it is not 90 degrees.--Chuck Marean (talk) 04:29, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

You aren't understanding my argument at the RfDs. Please come back when you have thoroughly read through my comments. Goodvac (talk) 04:43, 28 March 2011 (UTC)


You permitted a vandalism or mistake to continue. In general, it pays to check back to the form of words I used, unless it is crystal clear that I made a mistake. You may wait a long time to see me make a mistake about elementary genetics. Regards, Macdonald-ross (talk) 05:19, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

I apologize for that. I was not aware that you wrote the article, nor do I believe you write factually incorrect content. Goodvac (talk) 19:35, 31 March 2011 (UTC)


Hello Goodvac! I'm here to inform you that I've closed your RfA as unsuccessful. Currently there is no consensus to promote you. Please keep up your work here. I'm sure with two or three months more experience you will make a good admin and may even get a nomination offered. Best, -Barras (talk) 11:32, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Access Denied

I managed to find a place where I could contact AD and where he would respond quickly, but he's acting really stupid and is acting like a 4chan troll. (actually, it turns out he is using /b/ according to talk) --SEPTActaMTA8235 (talk) 22:46, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Indeed, but why would you want to contact him? Goodvac (talk) 22:48, 6 April 2011 (UTC)
We're contacting him to find out why he's suddenly going vandal. Anyway, could you please finish the discussion? It was supposed to be done yesterday. Loudclaw/Hey, let's collaborate!/Desk/WP:Warriors/My changes 21:13, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
Shouldn't that be obvious, Ian? (1) And only admins can close RfDs unless it's applicable for WP:NAC anyway. --SEPTActaMTA8235 21:20, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Re: Archive 1

The archives are now located at User talk:SEPTActaMTA8235/archives/2011/March and User talk:SEPTActaMTA8235/archives/2011/April. --SEPTActaMTA8235 21:39, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I've self-reverted. Goodvac (talk) 21:42, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
Just FYI, there is really nothing that says you need to have archives at all. You could just wipe your TP ever month. The old discussions are always in the page history, so it doesn't matter if you keep the archives or not. Cheers.--Gordonrox24 | Talk 21:43, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
Whoops, for some reason I thought User talk:SEPTActaMTA8235/Archive 1 was the only place one could access the archives. Forgot about the talk page history! Goodvac (talk) 21:45, 13 April 2011 (UTC)



I have reverted you on Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2011/Reshipora, Saloora, District of Ganderbal. The deleting administrator is the only one that should re open this short of community decision to do so. The deletion log of the page reveals the the admin restored the page for deletion review. Jon@talk:~$ 16:13, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

A book

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This editor is a Journeyman Editor and is entitled to display this Wikipedia Little Red Book.
A well overdue award for an excellent editor. --Peterdownunder (talk) 02:51, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
What an honor, it's been a pleasure to contribute here! Thank you! Goodvac (talk) 03:23, 14 October 2011 (UTC)


This is your only warning! Do not make comments like this again. Orashmatash is only trying to help; he doesn't really know who you are or how long you've been around. I understand you may be upset at the moment, but if I see this sort of this again you will be blocked from editing. fr33kman 23:21, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

I understand Orashmatash is trying to help, but you must understand that as I have written on your talk page, you have made such charged comments yourself. This is the double standard coming into play.
And why did you revert my responses on your talk page? Goodvac (talk) 00:16, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
Endorse the warning, as I was the one that brought this matter to fr33kman's attention and was going to issue a warning myself. Safe to say I'm 'uninvolved' with whatever's occurring elsewhere. Goblin 00:17, 15 October 2011 (UTC) I ♥ Chenzw!
Care to explain? Goodvac (talk) 00:18, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
Not really. Goblin 00:20, 15 October 2011 (UTC) I ♥ Bsadowski1!
Well, without explanation, your opinion isn't worth much. Goodvac (talk) 00:26, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
@Goodvac: I have no double standards; end of story! Everyone can see my edits for themselves. Additionally I am constantly told on my talk page what a nice and polite person I am; have a read, it's a bit embarrassing to be honest. PBP has a long history of personal attacks, assuming bad faith, arguing with users, edit warring, getting blocked and general project disruption. A stronger attitude from me was probably spot on. Hence I used "get a life"; a term that PBP uses himself on the top of his talk page. No one's told him to remove it so chances are no ones really offended. Your edit was a clear personal attack against a new user and not only did you make it, but you took the time to correct the spelling. Time you could have used to reconsider and just remove the word. Orashmatash was, as you acknowledge, only trying to help, so you purposefully jumped down his throat. It is not just the term you used but the attitude you showed in doing so. We need every new editor we can get on this project because many of our number don't edit regularly. So, watch your attitude please! fr33kman 01:21, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
I have to agree with fr33kman, Goodvac. You seem to be more interested in throwing mud lately rather than doing the volunteer work we're here to do. If you don't like fr33kman, that's your choice, but please be civil and if you do have a real problem please back it up with evidence, all evidence I've seen you supply thus far is far from incriminating. Chill man. (or girl) CRRaysHead90 | We Believe! 01:57, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the advice, but at the moment, I'm more engaged in content work than Fr33kman is. Goodvac (talk) 04:54, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
I am 100% certain that I have more edits to mainspace (named and anon) than you have. Also, I'm trusted by the community, whereas you are not. Saying things like "I'm more engaged in content work than Fr33kman is" is lame! I've done much more for this wiki than you have! fr33kman 00:45, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
Edits to mainspace ≠ content work. Content work entails writing articles. I never asserted that in the long run, I have more content contributions than you (although I probably do); I said "at the moment, I'm more engaged in content work than Fr33kman is" (my emphasis). All you have been doing in the past few weeks is blocking and restricting editors, not taking part in building an encyclopedia. Goodvac (talk) 01:04, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
Hope I'm not randomly intruding, as I suppose this is a random comment, ultimately - but, I think if we all let go of our egos we'll find a more congenial environment. Instead of focusing on our differences (also known as this, on the Internet generally), we should realize how much we have in common! [And I realize this comment of mine may be utterly redundant, but perhaps that video brightens the day of whoever's reading this, just as I thought it was a brilliant metaphor.] -- Mentifisto 02:10, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
I'm going to hold off on responding to this because there is an outstanding issue that needs to be addressed. I said that Orashmatash had a bad attitude; you say that I have a bad attitude. Why do you consider the former statement a "clear personal attack" and not the latter as well? I find this baffling. Goodvac (talk) 04:54, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
Because he is new and you are not! He was told off and learned from it. You claim to be experienced enough to run for admin, thankfully you did not succeed. fr33kman 00:45, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
Whether a statement is a personal attack does not depend on to whom it's directed.
Yes, I have claimed to be experienced enough to be a competent admin and I stand by that claim. Bringing up past events in an attempt to discredit my stance right now is inappropriate. Goodvac (talk) 01:04, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

Seriously. Quit with the attitude and with questioning everything that happens that you don't like. I don't care what's gone on, but cut it out, as, frankly, it's just getting a little bit tedious. I, for one, am fed up, and you've already had a warning from fr33kman for the attitude. If it continues, I will be taking this to WP:AN. Goblin 20:21, 15 October 2011 (UTC) I ♥ Gordonrox24!

I asked for a link to a discussion that showed consensus of the PGA requirements. How is that showing a bad attitude?
And I never said I didn't like the additional requirement. I just wanted to see where consensus was achieved regarding it. Goodvac (talk) 20:23, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
Frankly, you aren't being constructive yourself. [1] [2]. Stifling discussion isn't helpful. How about actually contributing to content? Goodvac (talk) 20:28, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

I've opened a discussion in regards to the nomination time frame at Wikipedia_talk:Proposed_good_articles#Renomination_time_frame. All insight/comments are welcome! Only (talk) 21:23, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, Only, for starting that discussion! I'm just concerned that the requirement Bluegoblin7 mentioned hasn't been discussed. Neither I nor anyone else would appreciate a requirement being unilaterally instituted. Goodvac (talk) 21:26, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Thank you oh so much for c/e the article Selena. I love and appreciate greatly for what you are doing. Keep up the good work! Very best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 17:49, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
No problem. I hope I'll be able to allay most concerns about the prose because it would be a shame if this well-sourced article fails PGA. Goodvac (talk) 17:51, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
Well thank you so much. I really do appreciate it :) I hope it does pass the PGA, but I think that it will need a new nomination since its been on the nominations for quite some time now. Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 17:53, 15 October 2011 (UTC)


Hi Goodvac, thanks for your continuing work in improving articles. Come and join in this weekend's activity of trying to write a short biography. There is a choice of over 200 people to write about. See the details on Wikipedia:Simple talk#This weekend's editing challenge - come and help, Peterdownunder (talk) 02:23, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

Sure will! Goodvac (talk) 02:26, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

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For Goodvac, who took part in the big biography weekend in October 21-26, 2011. With help from 15 other editors, 48 new biography articles were created. Thanks for being part of the team. Peterdownunder (talk) 22:50, 26 October 2011 (UTC)


Hey there! Would you mind copy-editing an article for me? I would like to nominate the article at WP:PGA. Thanks, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 00:34, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

I don't edit here much anymore, but seeing that it's you, no problem! Which one? Goodvac (talk) 01:56, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Why did you leave? :-( Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 03:28, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Just disheartened by the bad faith exhibited by some around here. It's not worth it to contribute in a toxic environment. Goodvac (talk) 04:31, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Tell me about it! I'm going to leave Simple within two months, wish it was more user-friendly. I just want to get two or three articles to good standard and then I'm going full-time back to enWP. Are you at enWP btw? Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 05:12, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Yep, that's my home wiki. Was there an article you wanted me to copyedit? Goodvac (talk) 05:27, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
I added you to my watchlist :-) Oh yea sorry I was just so shocked that you left, I'm trying to get Selena (movie) to GA status. I'll be on for another hour just in case if you need me for anything, or if you are going to work on it more later then I'll just log back in when its morning :-) Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 05:31, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
:) At first glance, the article looks solid for GA, except the plot is a tad long. I'll probably start on this later, so I won't keep you from getting your sleep! Goodvac (talk) 05:46, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Lolz okay. Thanks in advance, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 05:54, 20 January 2012 (UTC)


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For Your Continuous Helpful Work, I AJona1992, Gladly Award Goodvac This Award For Helping Others. Goodvac Is One of Our Editors Who Continue To Help Those In Need. This Barnstar Is Given To Those Who Deserve To Be Awarded Due To Their Work Ethic That Inspires Others. Congratulations, And May You Continue To Work Hard. Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 20:44, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words! Goodvac (talk) 23:23, 26 January 2012 (UTC)


Are you still around? Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 19:42, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

I don't edit here anymore, if that's what you mean, but I check up once in a while. Goodvac (talk) 21:37, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
Yea I knew that lolz I mean't like if you still were around (but not editing)... I was wondering if you would be interested in c/e a article for me? It's not a big article it has only two subsections. Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 21:50, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
Sure, though I might not get to it until next week. Goodvac (talk) 23:24, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
That's fine, I'm in no rush :D It's Alexis Jordan, not sure if you know who she is but I love this song of her's :D Thanks and best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 14:59, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

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Thanks so much for you're c/e skills on Alexis Jordan!!! Hope you have a great day and continue to shine on Simple English Wikipedia. All the best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 19:04, 1 April 2012 (UTC)