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[edit] Fan Costume Commentary Images

Hello. Thanks for diligently working on the images until completion. Nice work! I can't help but think that the recent More Fan Costumes might have sparked your interest in the creation of a table. Just one thing: It looks like you replaced an image. Do you think you still may need Weencostume11.png or can it be safely deleted? Thanks, and I look forward to your future involvement in wiki projects. —THE PAPER PREEEOW 06:45, 8 November 2005 (UTC)

I can't exactly remember, but I think you respond to messages from someone else on the same page as the original message, so that's what I'll do. Hey, you're helscome! Any time. As for the replaced images, I actually replaced three of them. The image you mentioned in your message, this image, and this image have all been replaced and can be deleted. Though I'm a bit confused about your closing remark, since I've been involved with wiki projects for about two years, probably more. --Ye Olde VolatileChemical 01:00, 8 November 2005 (CST)

[edit] Your userpage

Your userpage looks rather broken in Firefox (I dunno if it's just in Firefox or if it's broken in other browsers too - I don't have IE handy to check). If you want to fix it, change the top like of the table to

{|  border="1" cellpadding="2" width="255px" cellspacing="0" style="float:left;margin-right:10px"

and the top line of the sbemail blockquote to

<blockquote class="lappy email" style="margin-left:265px">

and it looks fine. I'd change it myself, but I don't like to tinker with peoples user pages without permission. --phlip TC 15:20, 14 November 2005 (UTC)

Looks fine in IE I R F 16:05, 14 November 2005 (UTC)
Thank you, Invisible Robot Fish. I made this page, as I make all the pages made by me, in Internet Explorer. I have no idea what's wrong with in in Lavawolf, or whatever it's called. But I'll try to fix it anyway. --VolatileChemical 02:09, 15 November 2005 (UTC)
Well, the adjustments have been made, but it is Pyrrhic victory, for my Lappy quote is now way on the down-low, and just because I made adjustments to help someone I don't know and have never heard of. And I can't even see the improvement in brokenness, since I'm still using IE. Oh, well, I don't go on my user page much anyway...speaking of, what the heck were you doing in my user page, Phlip? And what the heck were you checking my talk page for, Invisible Robot Fish? --VolatileChemical 02:15, 15 November 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Welcome!

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Uh... VolatileChemical's been here a while... Like almost a year... --It's Jay Times! (tines) 03:57, 16 November 2005 (UTC)

And yet I see he was never properly welcomed, but point taken. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 03:59, 16 November 2005 (UTC)

The actual committee was formed after I joined, so I didn't get a formal welcoming either. That is, until Rogue Leader so nicely did so. — Lapper (talk) 04:07, 16 November 2005 (UTC)
I think of the "Welcome!" as being mostly for the purpose of providing helpful links to newcomers (in a nice, friendly package); I always check User contributions to make sure they aren't older than the Welcoming policy. But there's certainly no harm in making even regular users feel welcome; you could just say something like "I know you know where your towel is, but you never got a proper welcome. Welcome!" (but without using the template 'n' all). —AbdiViklas 04:11, 16 November 2005 (UTC)
Everyone's come out to talk about me! I feel so special! I do know where my towel is. Thanks, A Cup of Coffee, for helscoming me. Thanks, Jay, for pointing out my long time existence here. Seven months and 20 days, actually. Thanks, AbdiViklas, for claiming I need a welcoming despite having been welcomed before (On my previous account. Yeah. You gotta check for the things you have no way of knowing about). Thanks Lapper, about your inopportune joining time on my talk page. Well, now that this little shindig of weirdosity is the words of Vice President Al Gore, "Peace out, y'all!" --VolatileChemical 06:19, 16 November 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Is there a problem with my name?

Just wondering why you seem to be going out of your way in the Talk discussions to say that my name is too weird for you. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 00:00, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

It's just a joke, man. Lighten up. I mean, KieferSkunk? What's that supposed to mean? I'm just kind of weirded out about how everyone on this wiki seems to have really weird usernames that you have to ask about to understand. I especially dislike the kind that sound like a vaguely English word, but then end up just missing their goal (like that Upilsom guy that used to always hang around the forum). So, uh, no actual problem...I just prefer normality. Also, I feel it necessary to tease you since we were both on the two ends of the reason spectrum during that Update Dry Spell discussion over on the Main Page. --Yœuwre Œldæst ænd Volætiœlyste æofe Chæmicailœs (Your Oldest and Volatilest of Chemicals) 02:28, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

And VolatileChemical is normality? =3 --DorianGray
It's more normal than some of the stuff we get around here. And don't ever say "=3", whatever that means, on my this page again. And quit snooping around my user talk! --Too Lazy To Make Up A Clever Nickname 02:34, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
Let's play nice here folks. Be polite. Remember, people can't see you or know for sure your mood. Irony isn't always obvious, and blunt, raw text can easily appear rude. Be careful of the words you choose — what you intended might not be what others perceive, and what you read might not be as intended. -- Tom 02:49, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
Actually, Kiefer is a German name, and my online character happens to be a skunk, so Kiefer + Skunk = KieferSkunk. As for my question... I don't really have a problem with you disliking my choice of aliases, but please keep in mind what Tom said - the joke might have been funny to you, but it wasn't to me. If you don't want to type out my name, KS is fine. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 04:01, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Firstly: yes, of course, you're online character is a skunk. What the crap is an online character? Secondly: Tom, I appreciate your advice, but is it really that bad if I say that I find a user's name weird? By the way, I love your username. So original! That, to avoid wrongful perception, was sarcasm. Thirdly: to my previous poster, I think I'll just word my responses in a way that shows that I'm responding to you. --VolatileChemical 23:10, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Er, I'm not sure I quite catch the cut of your jib here, VolatileChemical. Specifically, I don't understand why you're going out of your way to be rude to people who are going out of their way to be cordial. Maybe it just seems that way. If I have misinterpreted your remarks, then just let me know. Incidentally, you know what else is an unusual username? FhqwhgadshgnsdbkhsdabkfabkveybvfIt's dot com 23:53, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
I'd just like to point out that, even though I find your name weird, I DON'T refer to you as anything other than VolatileChemical (or some shortening thereof - like Volatile, Chemical, VC, etc). I would appreciate it if you showed me the same courtesy - what you're doing now is awfully rude, regardless of how you feel about it. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 00:36, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
Okay, fine! Geese, man, lighten up. I'll call you KieferSkunk if it means that much to you. --VolatileChemical 01:24, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
Thank you. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 18:07, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
Any time. I was just seeing how long I could keep that joke going before people got upset. P.S. It's called subtlety, IDC. That account displeased me. So I had it liquidated. Simple as that. --VolatileChemical 19:06, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
Uh, I'll just...delete that comment forever. Anway, this is getting boring, so say whatever you want in this convo, I don't care, but I won't read it. I'm ingoring the "You have new messages" banner unless it's something interesting. --VolatileChemical 01:35, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] User Image

Mabye your image wouldn't look all fuzzy if you made it a GIF instead of a JPG.-- Benol, aka Coach B 12:42, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

I would, but I got the picture off the internet, and I'd have to edit it to get rid of all the compression. Thanks for the tip, though. Thanks for sneakin' round my back step. I mean—my user page. P.S. This wiki-image-related discussion page convo not being about my latest copyright infringement is a humongously positive change of pace. --VolatileChemical 02:44, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Sig-nature walks

Your sig is too big according to standards.]

Vol Chem, 1st Tile of IcalImage:sigbox.png

The height's perfect, but, the length is a little too long.

Happy Wiki-ing! Bluebry 00:49, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

Curse my desire for unneccesary Anglo-Saxon era prefixes! Now there's restrictions on sig lengths? What manner of moderatery 'tis shall plagueth mineself on the morrow? Maybe I'll just take the "eth" off. Oh, and I'd timestamp this remark, but that would be so autopoinetic. P.S. Is there, like, a page for sig standards? I need to read that.

[edit] Personal images

Hi, VolatileChemical. According to our guidlines each user is allowed 2 pesonal images. You currently hold 3. These are:

Please remove one of the images from your page and mark it for deletion. Thank you, Elcool (talk)(contribs) 12:51, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Done. Vol Chem, 1st Tile of Ical 02:24, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Edit Conflicts

Hi. Citing your user page:

This is a cool website, but the main problem is that whenever a new toon comes out, the edit conflicts that follow immediately after would be hard for the United Nations to resolve. ... I got maybe a line and a half into the page text somewhere around every 7 minutes, if I was unusually fast, and it was usually on my fifth try, after I had realized that I had to copy and paste the text I wanted to add instead of taking the time to type it if I wanted to save it uninterrupted.

See, though, you worked on the transcript after Thunderbird placed the "inprogress" tempolate on the page. It'd seem to me that if you're so bothered by edit conflicts, you'd be sensitive about providing them to others who have followed policy and placed the template on the page. If you didn't know what that template meant, well, now you do, and we're cool. If you did, well, I hope you see what it';s purpose is, and we're still cool. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 16:50, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

That template always confuses me. If no one is supposed to edit it, then who writes the transcript? The person who puts up the template? Someone designated by the template up-puter? Are we to expect one person to write it while all other uses cower under the shadow of the in progress template, huddled together for wikiwarmth as we wait for the transcript to be completed? And by the by, the template's gone, so I'm gonna be editing that transcript all I want right about now. Vol Chem, 1st Tile of Ical
The person who is prepared to transcribe adds the template. Then when they are done they remove the template. If they forget, or if the template is sitting there for a long time, then usually a talk page post asks whether the transcript is still being worked on, and if no reply, it's removed.
As far as whether we all should "cower under the shadow of the in progress template, huddled together for wikiwarmth as we wait for the transcript to be completed" - yeah, that's basically the idea. There are other sections and other pages to work on.
Feel free to transcribe, but for your own good use the template. Then when someone ignores the template, you can get all smarmy with them, at which point they might point to this incident as a reason for the pot not to call the kettle black. Anyway, nice talking to you, have fun. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 17:09, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
I like toast! Whilst the relevance of this remark may not be immediately apparent, it can be inferred that the comment was made in an effort to ensure my status as the last one who posts in every single conversation I have on my talk page. Vol Chem, 1st Tile of Ical 17:14, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
"This section is in progress. As a courtesy, please do not edit this section until this tag is removed. You are still welcome to edit other parts of the page." I don't quite see how that's difficult to understand; it just asks you not to edit a specific section until the poster removes it. Is there something I'm missing? Should we reword it to be clearer? Heimstern Läufer 17:25, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
It was hard to understand for me, mainly because of all the other times I've edited "in progress" transcripts without any hooplah from the man. Vol Chem, 1st Tile of Ical 17:31, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
Umm, OK. I don't quite get why you would have decided to go against the warning in the template the first time, nor why no one spoke to you about it before now. But anyway, suffice to say, just please don't do it in the future and it'll all be good. OK? Thanks. Heimstern Läufer 17:42, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
Got it. And thank you for shanhai'ing a conversation that had previously been between Qermaq and I. Vol Chem, 1st Tile of Ical 18:16, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
Oh, there's no Talk Page conversation that's private. Heimi was in his rights to inquire. I know it was a joke, just wanted to say. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 18:20, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
That was a joke, by the way. Anyone come around here with civility lectures will get a six-pound bottle of Cominatcha shoved down their craw! That was also a joke. Vol Chem, 1st Tile of Ical A Little Later, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
Number A, it gets confusing when you make comments in the middle of the conversation, as opposed to after the last comment, because I don't know where to look when I see the "you have new messages" box come up. Letter 2, I know they're not private, but I'm just confused how people come across them. Do these users patrol the recent changes page, waiting for a new conversation to come up for them to participate in? Bullet Point Next, it is funny, but only to me. And still, it's not that funny. It's only really a joke to avoid aforementioned civility lectures. Vol Chem, 1st Tile of Ical 02:45, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
I'm sorry to have confused you - I put my response where it would have logically occured in conversation. I did not interrupt a post; you posted twice, with separate signatures, leading me to believe you were allowing for interpolated commentary. Anyhow, on to Numero Dos. Many people monitor Recent Changes - you'd be surprised. I've found that often a sysop will do nothing but peek at edits just to see what's going on. In this way, he (or, potentially, she) will be aware of what conflicts are brewing and be prepared to act. As there were numerous posts on your talk, that may have attracted Heimi's attention, and it's only natural for a question to be asked when it comes to mind. As far as the "aforementioned civility lectures", they aren't necessary, I agree. But I don't see the above as a lecture in any sense of the word. I'm just a user like you, pointing out something you might not have known or might not have seen. I was trying to be a cool guy and help a person out, that's all. I can see from the other points on your Talk that you have a quirky sense of humor, and that doesn't bother me a bit. (As it happens, so do I, thus my dry comment in the edit summary.) I think this has been overthought and overwrought already, as I believe we all see eye to eye now. Let's all embrace the Template, do a tiny, tiny dance, and get on with getting worked up over edit conflicts, yeah? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:03, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
Magaroo schnick vollydek diffengo! Which is made up words from a language I made up for, "You've got it vollydek wrong, man!" The civility lectures I was referring to weren't what you said. I meant hypothetical lectures that may have occured in the future from other uses. Glad I could get all that diffengo straightened out. And also, there are so many posts on my talk because I'm so cool that everyone wants to talk to me to see if some of my awesomenity might could rub off on them. Anyone can see that. Anyone who isn't not me. Vol Chem, 1st Tile of Ical 01:36, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Your signature

From HRWiki:Signature:

Your signature must include a text version of your username, with a link to your user page. If you use a shortened or altered form of your official name, it must be something that suggests your username (for example, HSRusername → Some HSR themed username; Thunderbird → Thunderbird L17; Dot com → It's dot com).

"Signature text coding" isn't really that similar to "VolatileChemical"... Also, the HTML tags aren't matched up properly, the <font> tag at the start isn't closed (the </font> tag is inside the <noinclude>) which is causing the whole sig-on-its-own-line-and-the-time-below-it weirdness above... to work right, the sig has to be all on one line, and the HTML tags have to match up. --phlip TC 08:41, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

I know it has to say my name. I just put "signature text coding" up for fun until I could think of the right way to put the arduously long "volatilechemical" in a weird signature-type way without going past the sigbox length. And I've never been good with HTML...I think they're closed up now, but really, I have no idea. The signature has lost the time-below-it weirdness, but the weirdness of the sig-on-its-own-line persuasion is still on the court. Provisional Signature 21:56, 9 September 2006 (UTC)
It's just that your signature is showing up as "Signature text coding" all over the wiki in the meantime. The linebreak problem comes probably from the newline right after <font size=2> in the very first line of your signature template. Loafing 22:51, 9 September 2006 (UTC)
Okay, the HTML tags are as open and shut as Bubs' malpractice trial and my sig is now officially more not un-gooder! Everyone meet Vol Chem, 1st Tile of Ical 11:18, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
Hey there VolatileChemical. I hate to be Mr. Naggy but you sig is longer than we allow. Please shorten it so that it does not exceed the blue box. I R F 12:55, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
What's this jangle? Again? Okay, I think it's fixed now. Vol Chem, 1st Tile of Ical 14:17, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
Not on my screen, it's not
I R F 14:56, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
On my computer, I don't have the font you're specifying, and it's fine. So why not change it to the normal font and it should be ok.
Image:VCs sig2.PNG
Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 15:07, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
I'm currently unaware of three things:
  • What this normal font is
  • What the font my sig is written in is
  • How it came to pass that my sig is in a font other than the normal one
But, if you're a more font-savvy user, feel free to visit the page of my sig (User:VolatileChemical/sig) and solve my problems for me! Vol Chem, 1st Tile of Ical 01:10, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
I am thinking the real problem was the size attribute on the font element. It's possible different browsers will interpret that value differently. I removed the element entirely. Does this look better to others? It's actually a touch smaller here, but certainly readable and I think it looks great. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:07, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
Well, I see no difference, so it's all all of it! Vol Chem, 1st Tile of Ical 04:04, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
I see a difference, your sig is the right size now...yeah. High fives all around. I R F 04:09, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
I meant you see a difference (which is good because you saw it the wrong size before and now you see it different so it must be the right size) and I don't see a difference (which is good because I saw it the right size from the beginning so no change is to be desired), thus making this a good situation. So I guess that's all settled then. So, uh, yes, as you said, fives all around. All of them. Vol Chem, 1st Tile of Ical 05:45, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
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