User talk:Noneofyourbusiness

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Recent Revert Involving Earth

I rewrote the article on earth, as you stated that the planet in daybreak part II was not earth. But, you can see from orbit that it is earth because you can see africa clearly from orbit and on a map that adama points to has a VERY detailed map of austrialia, africa, asia, and pretty much the entire earth. They say while watching a native tribe that it is a miracle that humanity evolved 1,000,000 light years away (from caprica), not that it is 100000 light years from earth. it is not new earth, and they do not day that phrase at all in the episode. Acaeton 02:14, 22 March 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for the heads up! I didn't recognize the character name, so I was afraid there might be some Lay Down Your Burdens II spoiler stuff. As it turns out it's just a minor character. There IS a Sylverviper (or similar) on the boards, but we're not related. I do have a Steelviper account there too, but all of 3-5 posts. --Steelviper 10:51, 9 March 2006 (CST)

Six's outfit

almost all my family work in the NYC Garment Industry, so I'm an unofficial "expert." I assume you moved the virtual Six to the Cylon-Related Hallucinations article?

Yes.--Noneofyourbusiness 14:51, 20 March 2006


Merv posted a lengthy comment, which I replied to. He then thought better of it and deleted it, making my reply bizarre and nonsensical, so I restored it with <del> tags to indicate that he'd withdrawn the opinion. --April Arcus 13:28, 22 April 2006 (CDT)

Cool. --The Merovingian (C - E) 14:09, 22 April 2006 (CDT)

A Favor

Noneofyourbusiness, I've asked a favor of you on User talk:The Merovingian. --April Arcus 19:48, 22 April 2006 (CDT)


Why do you mark almost all of your non-talk edits minor? Some of them include things like new paragraphs. --CalculatinAvatar 02:05, 30 April 2006 (CDT)

Well, one paragraph is minor, isn't it? Is that a bad thing?--Noneofyourbusiness 11:15, 30 April 2006 (EST)
It's pretty subjective, but according to Wikipedia, "any change that affects the meaning of an article is not minor, even if it involves one word." (According to Wikipedia:Minor edit). Minor edits are usually more intended for typos, spelling errors, etc, that don't change the meaning of an article and need not be reviewed. Some people trust that all minor edits are truly minor, and ignore them (even removing them from results on Recent Changes). Other people treat all edits as needing review. I tend to go with the latter, until I get the feel for how a particular user marks their edits. If their "minor" definition matches mine over time I start to ignore their minor edits (except for the occasional "audit" to make sure we're still on the same page). --Steelviper 11:18, 30 April 2006 (CDT)

English Style Usage

Hi, there. I noted you were correcting text in Cylon agent speculation. Please note that Joe Beaudoin has asked contributors to use American English formatting when editing. If you're British, of course, you can and should enter your initial contributions in the Queen's English. However, please do not re-edit correctly spelled American English entries to their British counterpart unless necessary. Thanks! --Spencerian 14:37, 1 June 2006 (CDT)

I am American. I don't know what you're talking about. Noneofyourbusiness 16:59, 1 June 2006 (CDT)
(A) I think you're referring to the edits by User:Mercifull. (B) The words Mercifull corrected were not correctly spelled in any version of English. Noneofyourbusiness 17:06, 1 June 2006 (CDT)
You can blame my spell checker for that. apologies. --Mercifull 02:59, 2 June 2006 (CDT)
Actually no, you have reverted back my typos :-/ For example: you changed the word into exhibits into exhibts. exhibts is not a word on Another example... You also reverted interrogated back to interogated which is not a word either. I dont want to star a revert war you you have just removed my correct (albeit British English) spellings for your typos in neither version of english --Mercifull 03:40, 2 June 2006 (CDT)
I didn't do those things. And what I meant was that the words were incorrectly spelled before you corrected them. I am not the one who reverted them to the incorrect spellings that you corrected. Noneofyourbusiness 16:14, 2 June 2006 (CDT)
My bad, NB. I've noted his adjustments. --Spencerian 12:25, 5 July 2006 (CDT)

About Revert in Battlestar Galactica (2005 Novel)

NB, I reverted your last addition. To my knowledge and research, no humans in actual history have experienced a nuclear shockwave of the magnitude that levels Baltar's home. Soldiers have been placed in foxholes, and some naval ships have been parked outside of test blasts on the ocean, but that's about as close as my data indicates. While less-powerful atomic shockwaves from the Nagasaki and Hiroshima blasts did leave a few survivors, these can't directly equate since they are two explosive types. If you can cite your specific sources for your information, your contribution might have greater weight to stand. --Spencerian 12:24, 5 July 2006 (CDT)

No one's survived a nuclear shockwave (as no one has experienced one), but people have survived shockwaves. The one that hit Baltar's house didn't seem very strong to me. Noneofyourbusiness 21:39, 5 July 2006 (CDT)
I think Spence that what he meant is what I've been saying that Baltar's house wasn't near Caprica City so he wasn't in the actual "nuclear blast/shockwave" (That might have been poor wording) but the air burst shockwave many people survived. --The Merovingian (C - E) 12:17, 6 July 2006 (CDT)
Quite. It's not unrealistic for Baltar to have survived such a wave with cover. He was just thrown around. What killed Six wasn't even the actual shockwave, it was the shards of glass flying into her body. Noneofyourbusiness 17:19, 6 July 2006 (CDT)
Exactly. From the windows breaking. --The Merovingian (C - E) 17:28, 6 July 2006 (CDT)
Spence, what, in your mind, is the difference between an "atomic" shockwave and a "nuclear" shockwave? Are you getting at the difference between traditional fission bombs and the more powerful hydrogen bombs developed in the 50s? --April Arcus 21:25, 6 July 2006 (CDT) 

About your last edit on SFM

NB, I rolled back your last re-edit as I concur with the Merovingian's last edit. SFM could plausibly mean anything, so stating one possibility out of several hundreds of thousands of word combinations without any official source to back it up is truly and purely speculative. Until we get some sourced data, it is best to leave this one alone. --Spencerian 11:50, 31 August 2006 (CDT)

Sagittaron Free Militia. Silly Fluffy Meerkats... Oh. Right. --Steelviper 12:02, 31 August 2006 (CDT)
Or "Smartass Frakking Morons." :) --Spencerian 12:13, 31 August 2006 (CDT)
Okay. But Sagittaron Freedom Movement is the most logical possibility as it fits the common naming pattern of such groups. SFM couldn't plausibly mean just anything. Noneofyourbusiness 13:08, 31 August 2006 (CDT)
Logically plausible, yes. But, unlike our logical interpretations on events (which are eventually proven right or wrong and later corrected), the meaning of an abbreviation has to be taken more literally. Despite the Space Shuttle accidents, to take a humorous example, the acronym "NASA" never really meant "Need Another Seven Astronauts." It may mean nothing at all to whomever created it--there are a few Earthly groups that form acronyms without a real meaning behind them, just because the letters sound good together. Either way, sadly, we can't know until Zarek opens his face. Maybe this is a Battlestar Wiki:Official Communiques question... --Spencerian 15:06, 31 August 2006 (CDT)

LDYB and occupation Prev/Next

We talked about the Prev/Next tabs here and not to include them in the prev/next cronology so I just reverted back tot he last version. --Shane (T - C - E) 21:28, 5 September 2006 (CDT)

Oh, I didn't see that. But actually Shane, from what I can see, no consensus was reached. In fact, that discussion seems to have been about the Next button on the season two page, not to do with the templates on the episode pages. I changed them because the Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance page has "Previous: Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II" and "Next: Occupation", and everything should be consistent. Also, Merv is correct in that the webisodes form a part of the series chronology. Noneofyourbusiness 12:56, 6 September 2006 (CDT)
Nope. It's been stated time and again that you don't need to see the web episodes to understand the gap between Season 2 and 3. Plus the prev/next are the same thing as the cronogoloy section of the episode data. --Shane (T - C - E) 15:19, 7 September 2006 (CDT)

Grace Park Video

Was that your question she answered on her Q&A video? --FrankieG 15:05, 18 September 2006 (CDT)

Yes. Noneofyourbusiness 17:49, 18 September 2006 (CDT)
Great question. Very amusing answer. If she hums to her baby, that has fanboy points that we can only begin to comprehend here. :) --Spencerian 10:19, 21 September 2006 (CDT)


Er-HEM, rock is most certainly music!!! --BklynBruzer 20:40, 4 October 2006 (CDT)

More like obnoxious noise. Noneofyourbusiness 22:01, 4 October 2006 (CDT)
I doubt you've heard proper rock. Look up some Bruce Springsteen or Led Zeppelin. Then we can talk. :) --BklynBruzer 22:18, 4 October 2006 (CDT)

Recent Rollback

I reverted a portion of your edits on Basestar (RDM). Class names for the capital ships, battlestar and basestar (as well as baseship) are never capitalized as a proper noun for the same reason we do not capitalize "aircraft carrier," per BW:SAC. --Spencerian 11:05, 14 November 2006 (CST)

Well, technically class names - like "Mercury class" are capitalized, but "battlestar/basestar" is a ship type. Like "The Nimitz class aircraft carrier Enterprise" and not "Nimitz class Aircraft Carrier..." --Serenity 12:17, 14 November 2006 (CST)
I can understand that for battlestars, but Basestars aren't just a ship class they're a type of Cylon. We capitalize Raider and Centurion. Regardless, isn't Base Ship two words? -- Noneofyourbusiness 20:44, 14 November 2006 (CST)

Was almost done...

when we got edit conflicted. I'm done now. Shane (talk) 16:48, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

I thought I'd help out, didn't expect you to be so quick. -- Noneofyourbusiness 17:00, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
Why they call me speady Felix :D Shane (talk) 17:01, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Battlestar Galactica: The Cylon War

  • Noneofyourbusiness, your story summaries of the Final Five comic books are great. Since you are so good at writing a summary could you by chance write up summaries for "Battlestar Galactica: The Cylon War" issues 1 to 4? If you don't have the comics, I can email them to you. Just contact me in my talk page. -- Troyian 02:31, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

Battlestar Galactica: The Final Five

  • Just curious, have you checked out the third issue of Battlestar Galactica: The Final Five? -- Troyian 20:16, 10 June 2009 (UTC)


  • Yeah, I got your e-mail. I sent you the info on where to get the application software (for free) to see cbr files! Here it is again:

Go to this webpage:

and click on "Download version 1.8 NOW" to get the CDisplay Sequential Image Viewer! --- Troyian 18:19, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

The Cylon War

  • Now that you have the software to see CBR files, have you checked out the "Battlestar Galactica: The Cylon War" series that I emailed you? -- Troyian 22:56, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

The Final Five 4

  • Don't have the issue yet. I'll check back with you in a few days. -- Troyian 03:00, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
    • I've emailed you the issue! -- Troyian 07:25, 4 July 2009 (UTC)


Great job with tackling The Caprican articles!--DrWho42 05:08, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you! I just put my mind to it and did a few at a time. -- Noneofyourbusiness 12:34, 10 January 2011 (UTC)


Looking at the map of the Colonies and seeing a reddish hue coming off the star, I was assuming that is could be Delta in the picture and not Alpha or Beta. Also, the lighting on the planet seems to indicate that Gemenon is being illuminated by another one of the stars and not the one seen in the picture.

  • Frylock86 1/29/11 2:17 PM EST.

Removing definition of "quasi-canon" from Twelve Colonies map page

I didn't remove the definition because I thought you were acting in bad faith; if I gave that impression, I sincerely apologize. My motivation for streamlining was because a definition of "quasi-canon" on the page is a distraction from the main focus of the article--the map. Any well-written wiki page has links to important related concepts that are not directly part of the focus of that page. The best place for that definition is the Battlestar Wiki:Canon page, of course, since the focus of that page is defining certain Battlestar Wiki terminology. However, as I wrote to Joe Beaudoin on the Talk page, I can't get to it until later in the week. Once that's done, would the streamlined form with a hyperlink directly to the Canon page be satisfactory? -- BlueResistance 01:29, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Maybe, if it links to the section defining it, but on the other hand, it's the only example of the term on the wiki, so it might be better to just define it on the one page where it is relevant. If I was the reader, I'd immediately wonder what being "quasi-canon" said about the map. In my job writing content for web pages, a rule is to define any acronym or inside term at the first mention. When I said "revert good faith edit", I was talking about my reversion of your edit. I thought it was important to make it clear when reverting that one is not calling the edit vandalism. -- Noneofyourbusiness 02:17, 2 February 2011 (UTC)


On the "Sexuality in the Twelve Colonies" page, my punctuation edits are correct for US style. Trust me on this--I teach writing and edit manuscripts for a living. --BlueResistance 12:55, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

I posted a response to your comment. See my talk page. --BlueResistance 23:08, 12 June 2011 (UTC)