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And lastly, if you have any questions or suggestions, please leave a message on my talk page and I'll see if I can help! -- Sinnin (Talk) 01:34, June 5, 2011

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Thank you!

You did me a great service moving the Javelin. I'm working on my editing and am a little rusty. My last two edits, Hardtop Mustang & Rennin Rig were a mess! All washed out.. I took it easy with the Javelin. Thanks again!



thank you, zahadoom! if you've ever heard of groovy girls, (toy) you should visit my wiki, the groovygirl wiki.

Another one fluff 21:46, June 27, 2011 (UTC)


Thank you for your critisism on my work, its noted. 1. I am not the one putting my images on the collectors page. I have no clue or interest in doing that. I started collecting hot wheels for my nephews, this is just fun for me. I ran across the wikia site and thought it was cool there was a place for collectors, I saw the photo gallery site and thought that was cool to. However people just take pics of their hot wheels and post. Some Dark, some too light. Its rare to find a very clean pic of the cars. I take the pics of the cars myself, I bring them into Paint Shop Pro, I cut them out, getting rid of the Background, then put together a collage of that car..i.e front, side, rear. I also put the year, car name, where its under in the series and the car number in the series. Its meant to be fun and if any other collector out there wants the pics I make, they are there for the taking. I have had a few comments that were quite encouraging, yours is the first negative comment I have received. I'm sorry you find them busy, its just meant to be fun. I'm no photographer myself, but I don't think I do that bad. I also think the way I do them adds flavor. Not everyone can be pleased, but I do thank you for your input.


ZahaDoom does have a point though. By using images found on the internet and logos of car companies, the Wiki itself can actually get in trouble by having the images posted. Legally, you have to pay a licensing fee to use the logos associated to car companies (Ford, Chevy, etc). Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I like the idea behind multiple views of the car on one image, but for Wiki-sake, I think that the background is distracting. Take a look at My Profile. I have a few old images of mine on there. I used to put a frame around each of my images. I removed it, and I feel the images look much better. Again, my opinion. Here is one of my latest images for example:
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Tszuta | Talk 03:24, December 31, 2011 (UTC)

Head's Up

You don't have to change "Metalflake" to "Metal-flake." Metalflake is one word, so that will save you a lot of trouble going around trying to change them all to "Metal-flake." Especially since I spend a lot of time standardizing that term on the Hot Wheels Wiki to make every instance I see read "Metalflake" instead of "Mtflk.," "Metallic," "Metalfl.," etc. "Metalflake" is the correct term, so this should save you a lot of extra time. Thanks! HaarFager 01:35, June 14, 2012 (UTC)

Prepare yourself for the backlash Kenny... I've brought this up before and here was the response I got:
"There is no such word as Metalflake in the dictionary, the correct word is Metal-flake, which helps the auto formatting nature of the forms."
Tszuta | Talk 02:39, June 14, 2012 (UTC)
It's one of those words that was made up out of two separate words, that has now entered into the common lexicon. It originates from the 1950's when it was first a trademarked name. By continual usage, it has now entered into everyday usage. Such as "Crescent Wrench." Crescent was also a trademarked name, but has also slipped into the common lexicon. Now, if anybody wants to argue the point with me, they had better be good with the English language. Because they're not gonna win a battle of words with me. I am a published author and know the English language quite well. Thanks for the head's up, Tony. Next point, people? Kenny HaarFager 02:59, June 14, 2012 (UTC)
Oh, yeah.... Shameless plug: http://www.e-booktime.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=TWOD-PB&Category_Code=SF HaarFager 02:59, June 14, 2012 (UTC)
Pardon me, but shameless plug number two: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/kenneth-dwain-harrelson HaarFager 03:02, June 14, 2012 (UTC)
Classic. Normally I'd object to any shameless plugs on my talk page, but those are classic. Got a good chuckle out of those.
As many other users have pointed out, "the bullying nature" of the MOD's on this wiki, maybe the word they are really looking for is Narcissism. As I've been name called by users on MOD talk pages, and it still remains there, and nothing was done about it, because you guys do play favorites.
People will learn on their own when interacting with you Kenny what kind of person you are.
All this stems from the pages overlapping under the sidebar, forever this was a problem, and after being told that, it was "beyond our control", I tryed to clean up the tables within the boundrys set. Via spacing and punctuation (with-in the rules of language I might add), I tryed to get some of the tables to view properly on all browers and screen sizes, and all you would beat your chest and you would just revert pages back regardless of other work done of the page.
I've watched you guys turn off quite a few users to the wiki quickly with the way you deal with people, yet some others are left to clutter up the site with trash.
The word "Crescent" itself is not trademarked, and the word was never written Crescentwrench as one word even by the company, and when it is displayed by the company it's hyphenated aka Crescent-wrench, so what your trying to prove with that horrible example is beyond me and most likely anyone else.
How you have any problem with Specra-flame or Metal-flake is beyond me, because both of those are the PROPER ENGLISH WAY of displaying those names. Especially if you don't infringe on any copyrighted names that may be owned by a trademarked name which isn't defined, these arguements are based entirely on how YOU want it, and nothing else. ZahaDoom 22:25, July 3, 2012 (UTC)

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