User talk:Backinstadiums

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No need to repeat yourself[edit]

We heard you first time. And second time. Aaaaand third time too! —CodeCat 20:24, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

@CodeCat: I am sorry, but I didn't know where to post. Çan this issue be solved? Backinstadiums (talk) 20:44, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

Talk pages[edit]

Hi, I see that you've been writing comments on the talk pages of entries. Notice that most people won't bother to look there. If you have any questions or concerns about any particular entry, you can bring them to people's attention at WT:Tea Room. — justin(r)leung (t...) | c=› } 22:43, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

@Justinrleung: O.k., thanks.--Backinstadiums (talk) 23:33, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
No problem! — justin(r)leung (t...) | c=› } 23:37, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
I usually take a look when I see there's something on it :) I mean when I'm interested in the entry. But they are probably right that many people don't. Kolmiel (talk) 20:27, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

Your question[edit]

Hey. When you ping me, you shouldn't delete that part. Because I will already have got the ping, and then I can't find it. Just write something under it like: "Oh no, I see now that it's definite and therefore the i is correct. Nevermind." Nevermind. Kolmiel (talk) 20:27, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

@Kolmiel Sorry, next time I will --Backinstadiums (talk) 21:41, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

re: email[edit]

I'm sorry, you're asking the wrong person. Please try asking someone else.

"your expertise in several languages": This is very, very far from the truth. —suzukaze (tc) 17:55, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

Babel box[edit]

Please correct the information in the Babel box on your user page. It's nice to know what someone's native language, what level of English they are capable of, and what level of proficiency they may have in other languages (and scripts, BTW). DCDuring (talk) 17:34, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

@DCDuring: Could you add Spanish as my native language please? --Backinstadiums (talk) 20:55, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, please see this edit. Per utramque cavernam 21:15, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Incidentally, you've been active recently in discussions about Japanese and Chinese terms. It would be helpful if you could update your Babel box with your best guess at your current proficiency levels for these languages. ‑‑ Eiríkr Útlendi │Tala við mig 20:30, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Nosy :)[edit]

I am curious about the names people choose for themselves. Why are you called "back in stadiums"? Equinox 03:59, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

@Equinox: Apparently I misheard it --Backinstadiums (talk) 09:28, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Copyrighted material[edit]

Just so you know, definitions can be and are copyrighted, so it's probably not wise to post them here. I guess I'm confused by what your motive is. —Justin (koavf)TCM 06:24, 24 August 2020 (UTC)

Plural verb with collective noun (series, etc)[edit]

Hi, you have posted many times on the Tea Room about the use of plural verbs with collective nouns, but then you never bother to look at the replies, and you just carry on generating more and more. In the August tea room, I replied on "series" and on "is/are a wide variety of patterns".

I do not know why nobody @ or @ --Backinstadiums (talk) 11:27, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
Well, I get a different IP address every time I log on. My replies on the August tea room page to your two questions were by
  • I think I missed the Tea Room thread, but in response to the above example noun phrase "a wide variety of patterns", I would have to say that style guides advocate for use of the singular for the verb, since the main noun here is the singular "variety". Same as "a group of many different cars" -- the main noun is the singular "group".
HTH, ‑‑ Eiríkr Útlendi │Tala við mig 15:54, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Stop putting meaningless material on the talk page[edit]

You keep putting meaningless material on the talk page, often a copy (copyrighted?? illegal??) of what we have already got. e.g. today: excursion already says "a wandering from the main subject: a digression" but you added "temporary deviation from a regular course or pattern". You keep adding senses we already adequately covered but with copyrighted material that could get us into trouble, and which adds no value here. I have tried to give hints before, but you won't stop. This is your last warning. If you continue, I will block you long-term. Equinox 19:44, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

SUC, I got the email you sent me[edit]

Hi SUC. I got the email you sent me a few days ago but I'm afraid I won't open it or to go to to look at the "Oxford English Dictionary" you sent me. Following email links is not something I typically do. Even if it were a PDF, I wouldn't, since who knows what's embedded in it. -- Dentonius (my politics | talk) 15:25, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

@Chuck Entz, this might be important for you to note. -- Dentonius (my politics | talk) 15:29, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

@Dentonius: what does SUC stand for?--Backinstadiums (talk) 16:03, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

Sorry, mistaken identity ;-) I thought you were someone else. -- Dentonius (my politics | talk) 16:35, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
@Dentonius:why did you pinged Chuck Entz? --Backinstadiums (talk) 16:40, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
I suspect it's malware. If you didn't send it intentionally, you might want to get your computer checked. -- Dentonius (my politics | talk) 16:42, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
you sound way too wary to be even a baby boomer... --Backinstadiums (talk) 16:47, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

I feel ya[edit]

Thanks for the thanks re. my now-deleted post. Putting up with egocentric, ill-tempered, socially-challenged bullies is part of the territory in environments that maintain users' anonymity. I don't mind his occasionally ridiculous arguments, but I'll be squarely in your corner if he posts any more ridiculously pugilistic outbursts. And he's been known to troll certain users, so don't let him bait you into to stooping to his level. I hope he's suffering just a mild case of BPD rather than something more serious. After reading The Professor and the Madman I sure wouldn't agree to having a beer with him. (Like he might even take time away from here for something like that? Ha!) Cheers. --Kent Dominic (talk) 12:32, 7 June 2021 (UTC)