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Welcome to Jared's archive page

on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit
This is my 10,000th edit!

The following is a full archive of all talk page items ever put onto my talk page. View my talk page for navigating through separate archive pages.



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What do you think?[edit]

What do you think of my page(s)?

Please write some quick feedback!

Thanks!

JP06035 20:35, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

I thought twice about it when I did it[edit]

I don't think linking to a half-baked (quarter-baked?) list like that improves this article in any way.

I think that was a pretty rude thing to say considering I wasn't even the one who made the page. I thought a nice link to the page that I restored would be nice because I thought cleaning up the page and giving it a nice place in Wikipedia was the thing to do. Whether "half-baked" or not, something someone else worked hard on doing does not deserve to be just left out, especially by someone as trustworthy as a Wikipedia Administrator. After all, isn't that what Wikipedia is all about; its just a bunch of amateurs building upon the work of another amateur. In the future, don't go shunning the bad pages, rather fix them up like a true administrator should.the preceding unsigned comment is by JP06035 (talk • contribs) 22:02, January 29, 2006 (UTC)

This was in reference to this edit of mine, removing a newly-inserted link to List of famous people who died of pneumonia from Pneumonia, a Featured Article. I don't mind saying that the list, as it now stands, is a terrible article. I'm glad you are trying to improve it! It isn't rude to call a bad article a bad article. (The saying at WIkipedia is comment on the edit, not the editor.) But until it's a lot better than it is now, it hurts a good article like Pneumonia to have a prominent link to it.
By the way, you should sign talk page posts by typing four tildes (~~~~)
Still, I am sorry if my terse edit summary caused hurt feelings. Like I said, I'm glad you're working to improve Wikipedia. —Bunchofgrapes (talk) 22:13, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

Article tags[edit]

I'm not aware of a single page which lists every possible tag, but you may find the {{Tools}} template useful. Warofdreams talk 20:05, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Gillette_stadium.JPG[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Gillette_stadium.JPG. However, the image may soon be deleted unless we can determine the copyright holder and copyright status. The Wikimedia Foundation is very careful about the images included in Wikipedia because of copyright law (see Wikipedia's Copyright policy).

The copyright holder is usually the creator, the creator's employer, or the last person who was transferred ownership rights. Copyright information on images on Wikipedia is signified using copyright templates. The three basic license types on Wikipedia are open content, public domain, and fair use. Find the appropriate template in Wikipedia:Image copyright tags and place it on the image page like this: {{TemplateName}}.

Please signify the copyright information on any other images you have uploaded or will upload. Remember that images without this important information can be deleted by an administrator. You can get help on image copyright tagging from Wikipedia talk:Image copyright tags. -- Carnildo 09:57, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Naevus/ Birthmark[edit]

Sorry for reverting Birthmark. I can see that you put lots of effort into the formatting and merge. I agree that it was a horrible article as it stood. You seem to have got round to fixing the mess from the unmerge before I did. Thanks. Sorry for not getting to it faster. --Mike C | talk 02:08, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

One Away[edit]

Of course the Barker's Beauties were never men; of course, that has nothing to do with what was being discussed. The "ladies," or in the past, the "gentlemen" that the contestant asks for horns are the people in the show's sound effects booth. The line never had anything whatsoever to do with the models. 71.31.67.115 03:51, 4 February 2006 (UTC) (Steve Gavazzi)

vandalism[edit]

Please stop removing content from Wikipedia; it is considered vandalism. If you want to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you.

You have vandalised a wiki policy process. [1] [2]

--CyclePat 17:09, 12 February 2006 (UTC)


Please stop. If you continue to vandalize pages, you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia.

You have vandlised the same article again.[3] I understand it looks like awfull with all those labels. I can empathise that you are working on the article. But it is wiki procedure to keep them. The article you are working on will not be delete just like that it must go through the entire deletion process. I would say you have at least one week. If you look at the list they have to go through it may be 2 to 4 weeks before it gets reviewd for deletion. This is wiki process and I'm asking you to please respect it. --CyclePat 17:24, 12 February 2006 (UTC)


Why don't you put the WP:CITE references/citations in the template instead of on the 50 odd pages. It seems like you may have found an interesting source that covers all of them. --CyclePat 17:37, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
Well... if you have a reference for all of these statistic from one source. Instead of just one source per page per fact. (ie.: adding this source to the article of 1924 http://www.olympic.org/uk/athletes/results/search_r_uk.asp )Then perhaps it may be time saving to simple incorperate the reference into the template that already happens to be on the 50 odd pages. ie.: Put you bibliorgraphy into Template:Olympic games medal count. sort of like what I did by adding the reference required, NPOV, delete, etc.
Secondly I would like to remove those anoying boxes but it goes against the principal of wikipolicy. People will give their opinion. I've seen occasions where similar information has been moved to wikisource. --CyclePat 17:49, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

I've removed the AfD notice and other nonsense from the template. Since the accurate listings are usually available on the IOC website after the event I think calling WP:CITE is pointless at this stage. But Wikipedia is not designed to cover current events (Wikinews is that way ---->). Just zis  Guy, you know? [T]/[C] 19:28, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Olympic Citations[edit]

Hey please help me out, I've got the citation for the olympic metal pages, all you do is change the year in the URL. ==References==
[http://www.olympic.org/uk/games/past/table_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1972 1972 Offical Metal Count] Thanks I'll be going through them and additing it, its just a HELL of a lot of work. Mike (T C) Star of life2.svg 20:58, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Total Olympics medal count[edit]

Hey Jared, there is a bit of debate on the talk page concerning the Soviet Bloc states and their medal tallies. Feel free to verse your opinion on the subject. I felt that we should continue to count Russia and the USSR as separate entities as well as with East and West Germany since they each participated separately. Another user was claiming that the list was biased toward the US, so I was just trying to explain why that isn't so. Thanks for all your assistance in helping to keep the page from deletion! --Caponer 21:17, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

Sure...I'll "be right there" haha.
--Jared [T]/[C]\[P:O]/[@]\[+] 21:24, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
I totally agree that there should be a universal convention on how to list the medal tables...or else anyone can dispute the counts and risk losing the tables altogether. One convention would squelch all of these separate debates and it would be nice to make the tables more uniform. --Caponer 21:59, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

My vote in The host nation should be highlighted in a different color. poll on Wikipedia:Olympic conventions[edit]

Why do you keep changing my vote from support to neutral? Am I not allowed to vote in this poll?--Josilot 23:18, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

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West Granby[edit]

Thanks for the info. I was referrring to an actual incorporated town. You are probably referring to an unincorporated village/community/place. Anyway, good work on the Route 20 page.

Deletion page[edit]

Hey Jared, unfortunately I'm not an administrator (yet) so I don't have the authority to clear out that discussion. I would forget about its existence because they will probably clear it automatically in the next few days now that the problems with the page in question have been remedied. Thanks for that Olympics concensus page! Hopefully this will get everything worked out and garner institutional support from admins to make it Wikilaw ;) --Caponer 00:49, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Alright well thanks anyway. Yeah, this page should sort everything out between everyone. I hope. --Jared [T]/[+] 00:55, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Norway at the 1994 Olympics[edit]

I'll try to keep on working on it, but it's definately nowhere near complete. Thus the conundrum...Is any article truly not under construction? Karmafist 12:28, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Ranking used in Canada[edit]

Thank you for your message. I am not sure whether my contribution should be on the Wikipedia:Olympic_conventions page or the discussion page on the 2006 winter olympics medal count. I have no contribution for the actual ranking itself. My contribution concerned the following passage:

"The "Rank By Total" table shows the country's rank in terms of total number of medals won. For ties, the number of golds is taken into consideration next and then the number of silvers. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically. This is the system used in the U.S. and Canada."

I believe (I'm not sure, though) that the last sentence should be changed, because Radio-Canada does not use this system, so I believe it to be possible that this system is only used in English-Canada. Should such discussion in fact be on the Olympic conventions page? Blur4760 15:01, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Olympic addons[edit]

Hello, I understand where you're coming from, but consider this. There is absolutely no reason why the information I added should be removed from Wikipedia altogether. It is iformative information, and I thought Wikipedia was about that. If it doesn't belong on that page, I suggest we come up with a compromise, but please don't remove my contributions. -- Earl Andrew - talk 19:53, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

No need to threaten me, but I am glad you've accepted my compromise. Compromise is important for Wikipedia to work, especially considering all the bureaucracy it has. -- Earl Andrew - talk 04:34, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Olympic conventions[edit]

I appreciate your creation of this page, and I think that by gathering the community of editors for Olympic pages together into one place to vote on standards that should be used in order to unite all of the topics with some basic guidelines to follow, but here are some problems that I've identified with the page, and I think that it can be drastically improved by fixing these. Please let me know what you think.

  • Lack of enumerated goals/purposes. This is the first thing that needs to be done right away. There needs to be a opening paragraph that lists exactly what the purpose of the page is. Is it there to provide suggestions for future edits? Will pages be changed to look like this if the guidelines established have not been followed? Is everything not spelled out on the page against Wikipedia policy for editing Olympics pages? There needs to be a list of exactly what the page means to editors who plan to follow it and to editors who don't follow it, and it needs to be shown how powerful the page is, whether it is official Wikipedia policy or merely suggested guidelines.
  • Bedlam. There is far too much happening on the page. It is getting difficult to tally the votes because every vote is a paragraph long, and for every vote there is a question or comment discussing it. My suggestion would be to move ALL discussion to the chat page, and on the main page only leave supportvotes, opposevotes, and neutralvotess with the voter's signature, with no discussion listed, or maybe allow one line per vote if you want.
  • Poll oversaturation. From now on new polls should have to pass some kind of test on the discussion page before being moved to the main page, and the rules for a poll moving to the main page need to be made clear. When a format is being voted on, a second, contradictory format cannot be polled at the same time until the first loses. Maybe something as simple as having a poll get a second nomination would suffice. Simple rules like this will make all of our lives easier.

There needs to be rule and order on that page if it is going to be used as a reference for editors. Please think about my suggestions and let me know if I'm out of line, or if you have more ideas, or what. Thanks. --Josilot 15:50, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

You sound like you've got things under control. My original idea was to have a purpose/goals section on the front page and then a closed poll summary (which doesn't exist yet) and then a list of open polls after that, with just support, oppose, or neutral, and signature of each person. From that point, all that's left to fix is the talk page with what is allowed. As far as discussion, pretty much anything should be allowed. And have a separate nomination for new polls section maybe. I have no idea how to format everything the best way. Maybe each poll on the main page should link to it's appropriate section on the talk page? I don't know.--Josilot 22:15, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

Here is what I had in mind for the polls on the main page: User:Josilot/Sandbox. You can do it as you see fit, but to reduce confusion you should copy all the votes from the previous polling to the main page where applicable. I'm not sure that voting should be reopened until this has been done, to completely remove confusion.--Josilot 00:01, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

Please don't be mad at me, but it was too confusing to have people voting on both pages or either page or whatever they wanted. I moved all of the voting to the talk page. The project page can be used to summarize the outcomes of the votes.--Josilot 03:07, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

Template:Votingtemplates[edit]

Hello, I noticed that you created this template, and several sub templates. While this is the system used on Commons, you should be aware that the English Wikipedia has decided that such templates should not be used. You can see the original deletion debate here. As recreations of an already deleted template, your ones could, in theory, be speedy deleted by any admin. - SimonP 18:22, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

  • Since you asked for a response from me for what do to about this, the easy way to make this not a problem would be to edit the five templates and remove the images, which should remove every use of the images on that page, which I believe should conform to SimonP's bit of information. I'm gonna think about your other questions for a little bit before coming up with what I think the plan should be.--Josilot 21:57, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

appreciation[edit]

I wish to convey my appreciation for your recent revert and comment regarding User:Them medals' edit on the Total Olympics medal count page. Thank you. --Kalsermar 23:34, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

Re: Sockpuppets[edit]

I am afraid I am not an admin or I would've done something by now. How does one report this to an admin? I'd be glad to do it. As for evidence, I'll go do some digging myself as well.--Kalsermar 20:47, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, I'm on it.--Kalsermar 20:53, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
Go ahead, place it and I'll back you up on it with evidence. Let me know which page that template goes on so I can follow the discussion and add to it. Thanks for your help as well!--Kalsermar 21:01, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
I added some evidence.--Kalsermar 21:29, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
Good work on adding the templates, hopefully it will attract the attention of an admin. I'll have to go offline soon so I may not be able to do much more until tomorrow.--Kalsermar 21:59, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

RE: Sockpuppets[edit]

Please see WP:CHECK for ways of persuing this. Thank you! Regards, --Celestianpower háblame 22:10, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

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Intros to Olympic articles[edit]

Jared,

Thanks for your response at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Sports_Olympics#Intro_to_Olympics_articles. I agree that there doesn't need to be a lot of debate, I just figured I'd start a conversation so I have something to cite in my edit summaries when I'm making lots of changes. I figure I'll put something like this in my edit summaries:

convert to a more detailed version per Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Sports_Olympics#Intro_to_Olympics_articles

If you'd like to help, feel free! I'm probably going to start at the 2010 Winter Olympics and work my way backwards in time, so if you wanted to start at 1924 Winter Olympics and meet somewhere in the middle, that would be great. I'll probably just keep working until it's done (and I'll double check that all of the summer Olympics are in the same format).

Thanks again for your comments, and have a good day! EWS23 | (Leave me a message!) 01:01, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

Good job on the Winter Olympics. Looks like we met somewhere around 1952. Glancing at the summer articles, it looks like a good 30% of those need to be changed as well. Feel free to browse through those and do the same changes. EWS23 | (Leave me a message!) 01:25, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, great working with you too. I updated the thread at the WikiProject talk page, and I don't anticipate anyone will have any problem with it. Thanks again for all your help, and feel free to message me at any time. EWS23 | (Leave me a message!) 01:51, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

medal images[edit]

Hi, most people at Template talk:MedalTop#New images seemed to like the new images. You may wish to comment there. Cheers, —Ruud 20:50, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

Ladies vs women[edit]

In this case the "Wikipedia community" simply decided the wrong thing. It seems to me obvious that in all cases the right thing is to use the official terminology for each sport in the Olympic programme. The official rules of figure skating are that "ladies" is the correct name of the event, and that is what it was officially called at the Games. Maybe you should have consulted someone from the figure skating community before you arbitrarily decided to attach the wrong terminology to our sport? I wasn't even aware that there was any ongoing discussion on the issue before someone started messing with the figure skating article, and I still haven't been able to find a pointer to the page recording *where* it was discussed. Dr.frog 21:18, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

Image:Med_1.png[edit]

Bonjour Jared,
I created fr:Image:Med_1.png icon at this size so I don't have bigger version. Sorry. Aoineko 05:14, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

An example of the use of the Sports Star[edit]

Barnstar-goldrun7.png The Running Man Barnstar
Awarded for your work on the Olympics Wikiproject pages. evrik 20:44, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Sockpuppet template[edit]

Hello Jared. I have blocked him for a short time for vandalizing one of your pages. However if he's being checked for sockpuppets anyways it isn't necessary for him to have a sockpuppet template on his page. It's a good idea to keep evidence of his sockpuppets though. Until then I can not force him to keep that tag on his page. --a.n.o.n.y.m t 23:23, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

The list of people to be checked is pretty large. Keep checking the page to see if they are done. --a.n.o.n.y.m t 23:37, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

Wintermetal's antics.[edit]

Hi Jared, I don't know if you have seen my latest comments here. I hope I wasn't too rude. I see Wintermetal was blocked for vandalism which is good. I do hope his antics be reigned in somewhat because I do fear these tiresome discussions with him will eventually drive good contributors away from the Olympics pages. I decided to check out the pages after following the Turin games with the hopes of making usefull contributions (I'm an Olympics buff of sorts and I'd be most interested of filling in some blanks and adding medals tables to pages that don't have them yet) but it's hard to get around to doing it right now. Anyways, thanks for all your hard work on the Olympics conventions pages and other Olympics related stuff and keep up the good work.--Kalsermar 01:14, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Psst[edit]

Check out this page. Pass it along. Nudge nudge. -- evrik 16:41, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Re: Medal Counts[edit]

Hey Jared, thanks for letting me know. I can't believe after a concensus was reached that certain individuals would still have the nerve to go ahead and throw up those ridiculous top-8 tables again! Speaking of people who cannot listen, what happened to User:medalstats? --Caponer 00:56, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

Talk pages[edit]

Much better. You don't blank content and copy-paste it over to somewhere else; you make a redirect instead. --Cyde Weys 00:57, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

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Re: Medal Counts[edit]

I'm savoring this time that he is blocked...he was a real pain to deal with especially after he launched his various sock puppets! Did you already message all of the people that agreed with my posting at the Olympics conventions debate? --Caponer 01:11, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

The problem with rooting out sock puppetry is that sometimes people share a common IP address when they live together. I share an IP address with my roommates who also contribute so our votes were all called into question on various voting pages. --Caponer 01:13, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

Great Britain vs. Great Britain and Northern Ireland[edit]

It doesn't matter what constitutes the UK and what the country is made up of. I'm well aware that Northern Ireland is part of the UK. That's completely beside the point though. They call themselves Great Britain in the Olympics. Their official name, as given by their NOC and confirmed by the IOC, is Great Britain. If you guys have a problem with that, you should contact the NOC and suggest they change their name, not fill Wikipedia with erroneous data. I'm changing it back. Please leave it be. King nothing 2 03:40, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

Broadway image[edit]

nah...I just took it from google images...probably shouldntve. I am going to NYC next month, so I'll get a perfectly legal version up then. Clarkefreak 01:43, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Re: Urgent[edit]

Thanks for pointing this out to me. I've put my vote in. I'm surprised by the many delete votes so far :-(.--Kalsermar 22:01, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

new evidence[edit]

I've put a new item here, might be an idea to add who blocked Wintermetal as I'm not sure who it was.--Kalsermar 22:24, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

You have new messages[edit]

They've changed it quite recently. :) Cheers, Sango123 (e) 02:38, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

And again! Regards, Sango123 (e) 21:13, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

Urgent![edit]

King, please go to this page ASAP, as the Olympic conventions pages have been nominated for deletion! I trust that you like them a lot and from your edits, you are not willing to lose all of the work you put in. I urge you to vote "Keep", as 3 weeks of work are about to go down the drain! Thanks. (and tell other active contributors.) --Jared [T]/[+] 20:34, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

I voted to move it into the Wikiproject, if they will allow it. I figure that with the main options being keep and delete, this seems like a viable compromise. I don't want to lose all that work, and I think it will be a little bit more fitting as part of the Wikiproject. Hope that's ok! tiZom(2¢) 05:02, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
(Also, I'm not King!)  :oP

Soda Userbox[edit]

About the soda userbox, yes, it is good to know that other people dislike soda. And I thought that I was the only one. x_x;;

Mister Mister 23:01, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

RE:User:Redwolf24/Vigil[edit]

I don't know exactly what happened, but Redwolf left Wikipedia, probably on the grounds of stress caused by I don't know what. Fetofs Hello! 23:42, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, I also do not know exactly what happened to Redwolf, just that he left Wikipedia and (in my opinion) was one of the best editors we had. Perhaps you would be better off asking one of the longer-standing members, as they would be more likely to know the exact circumstances. EWS23 | (Leave me a message!) 09:17, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

thanks![edit]

thanks for the userbox. good luck to you too! Lbr123 01:49, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

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Template:Supportvote[edit]

I've deleted Template:Supportvote again since it has been voted on not just once but twice. It's recreation has also been considered a speedy deletion recently so do not create it. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 09:31, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

I myself don't see the big deal with having them; they're actually quite useful and don't take up as much page room as if you actually wrote it all out in script. But that's what I just did. I used AWB and substituted the templates for real words. I figured it would run into trouble sooner or later. I appreciate your telling me, though. --J@red [T]/[+] 12:02, 18 March 2006 (UTC)
Have you ever thought about bringing it up at Wikipedia:Deletion review? I don't really care either way, but you should be able to bring in a number of people who would want all those voting templates just looking over the old votes. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 23:09, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Your request for adminship[edit]

It is with regret that I have to inform you that your nomination for adminship was unsuccessful on this occasion. Kep up the good work and I look forward to seeing a nomination with your name on it again in the future. -- Francs2000 02:41, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Sorry you didn't make it, but keep the good work going and I'm sure you'll make it in future! You can also count on a support vote from myself again. - Wezzo (talk) (ubx) 20:41, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
I am disappointed that you did not become an admin. But you will always have my support and I recommend that you try again after about 2 months. You will definitely succeed in the future! --Siva1979Talk to me 15:48, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Cape Poge Light[edit]

Please see my response on the talkpage of this lightstation.Gateman1997 23:19, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Your sig[edit]

Your sig appears to contain an unpaired div tag. I suggest you not use elaborate markup in your sig; but if you insist on it, please pair up the tags. Thank you. John Reid 04:26, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

You mentioned that my signature contains unpaired
tags, but I cannot find any div tags at all. In fact, I can't find any unpiared tags. I give you my permission to go into User:JP06035/signature and fix the problem if you specifically know what it is, or atleast better direct me to the problem. Thanks for your concern! J@redtalk+ ubx  13:10, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Well the sig you show above is not what appeared on my talk page under your RfA thank-you template. That's where the unpaired div showed, causing all following text to align right. I don't see that your current sig has this problem; maybe it's in your private template.

But as long as we're on the subject of sigs: Do you ever look at yours in markup? I count seven full-width edit box lines -- and I have a big monitor. I'm all for expressive sigs, if that's what people like to do; but when I'm inserting a comment in a crowded talk page I sometimes get peeved just trying to sort out editors' sigs from whatever they might have to say. John Reid 13:30, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Oh, OK. I wasn't sure which you were talking about. Thanks though. Regarding my current one, I see where you're coming from; sometimes I, too, find it difficult tosee where comments end and sigs start. I do however like that wikipedia allows users to "express themselves" (to a point) by making their own signature. I may have gone a little overboard, though (I didn't realize it was 7 lines!), so I'll put it on my to-do list to fix it up. J@redtalk+ ubx  13:38, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Swimming[edit]

Hello Jared. Commisarations on the RfA, it was a bit early, but it will definitely succeed next time, and I will be supporting of course. I noticed you have fixed up all the confusing links on the FINA and Swimming World Championships. I wonder if you think it would be worthwhile starting up a WikiProject for Swimming at all, because there a few things which need to be organized, and there MAY be a few regulars around who want to also participate in this. (My swimming related edits are also at User:Blnguyen/AusSport as well as my general userpage). Also I have created Portal:Swimming, and I would like some input into this as my understanding of Swimming is rather Australian-centred (wrt Long Course metres events), so feel free to suggest improvements, or simply jump in and add a more global perspective. Regards, Blnguyen | Have your say!!! 00:45, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

It's what they are called[edit]

It's no joke. Feel free to split if you want. - Ta bu shi da yu 01:38, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

  • Hi, just to back it up - if you went into a vet or pet shop and asked for an elizabethan collar, you would be given a plastic cone! There is a reference in the article. Regards--A Y Arktos 07:11, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Face-crying.svg My RfA
Thank you for supporting/opposing/commenting on my request of adminship, sadly the result was 54/20/7 an thus only 73% support votes, resulting in that the nomination failed. As many of you commenting that I have to few main-space edits, I'll try to better my self on that part. If you have any ideas on what kind of articles I could edit, pleas send me a line. :) AzaToth

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Olympic rings picture[edit]

Well, my reasoning is simple: the one that's on commons (Olympic flag.png) is going to get deleted from Commons. Perhaps what I should do is upload the one from commons as a 3rd image on Wikipedia, and replace both with that one. Anyways, the AWB doing something wrong is my fault. I'll be sure to correct the changes. —MESSEDROCKER (talk) 12:02, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Well, the one I was working to replace was on Commons, and it had an inappropriate license so it was deleted. However, the one that is being used is on Wikipedia, so it can still be used. Since t's close enough, we can use it for now. HOWEVER, it would be absolutely fantastic if you can find a better version of the image (SVG, of course) and upload it in place of what we have now. —MESSEDROCKER (talk) 20:39, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Your input is requested on an AfD[edit]

Hi Jared, User:Medalstats has been pushing his POV again, this time on an article he created. Please refer to Olympic Medal Statistics: Medal Count Winners, which I nominated for AfD. It might be appropriate to put this up for review on the Olympics portal so the members there are aware of it as well.--Kalsermar 16:42, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. I checked WP:CHECK and went into the archives and apparently it was closed as stale which I presume means his sockpuppets weren't active anymore and/or the controversial edits had stopped.--Kalsermar 20:55, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

FLC on Paris tallest structures[edit]

Hello Jared. I think you should undo those strikeouts, because I'm pretty sure that it is up to the person administering the process to judge whether some objections have become redundant. Regards, Blnguyen | Have your say!!! 02:49, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Well someone has already undone them, but it is generally considered aggressive and impolite to pre-empt them replying to your message. Regards,Blnguyen | Have your say!!! 02:54, 31 March 2006 (UTC).
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Answer[edit]

Well, yes I live in Paris. My mother tongue is French and I can more or less speak in English. That's all when it goes about the language I speak. What about you ? Metropolitan 01:27, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your answer, even if I'm not sure what I should think about it because of the april fool ! ;-)
About the nomination as featured list of the tallest structures in Paris article, do you know if I'm allowed to support it ? If I ask the question, it's probably because my opinion can be considered as biased. Metropolitan 01:30, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
Quick subsidiary question. While checking recent edits in History, when I click on "diff" or "hist", a pop-up appears to ask me to download some php stuff... however, the downloaded stuff can't be read by my puter. It's only once logged out that those pages appear on my browser. That's rather annoying since I have always to log out in order to check edits. Do you know if there's any way to solve the issue ? Metropolitan 01:34, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

CT highway shields[edit]

I created stubs for several more CT state highway articles (see List of State Routes in Connecticut. Do you happen to have the highway shields for articles without them? If not, would it be easy to create them? Thanks. Polaron 14:14, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks a lot. I'll let you know once there is another bunch of new state highway articles created. Do you happen to have the official specs for these highway shields? Polaron 20:24, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Olympic Games[edit]

Hi Jared! While reverting a newbie test on this page, I noticed the last paragraph of Olympic_Games#Olympic_champions_and_medalists. It first caught my eye because it gave a rhetorical question to the reader, but after looking at it for a while, I think it needs to be cleaned up or rewritten completely. However, I wanted to get a second editor's opinion, and figured sending you a direct message would get faster results than posting on that article's talk page. Any thoughts/attempts at rewriting? (Don't worry about my input- if you think of something good to put there, be bold and do it. :o) ) EWS23 | (Leave me a message!) 05:42, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your response. I realize you may be on break already, but I've taken a crack at cleaning up/reorganizing the end of that section, and I'd love to hear your input. Thanks again, and have a good Wikibreak. EWS23 | (Leave me a message!) 17:02, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

I, EWS23, hereby award JP06035 the Tireless Contributor Barnstar for his countless and valuable contributions to Olympic Games related pages. Keep up the good work! 01:46, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Hi Jared! I wanted to commend you for all your work on Olympics pages. You've done quite a bit of work, and from what I've seen, you certainly haven't sacrificed quality to do it. Because of that, I award you this barnstar! Feel free to copy/move it to your userpage to show it off- you've earned it. Thanks for all your edits, and keep up all the good work. EWS23 | (Leave me a message!) 01:46, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your barnstar response and birthday wishes. :o) By the way, have you gotten a chance to take a peek at the rewrite I did for that Olympic Games paragraph above? EWS23 | (Leave me a message!) 19:59, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
Looks good. The additional links are nice for the reader. The only thing I changed [4] was to add a piped link to List of IOC country codes, since the casual reader might not know what an "IOC code" is. Thanks again for all your help, and keep up the good work. EWS23 | (Leave me a message!) 20:16, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

List of pneumonia victims[edit]

I left a comment at Talk:List of pneumonia victims. Best wishes, Rewster 06:36, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Image:Friendles All.jpg[edit]

Hi Jared. Your claim to ownership of the copyright to Image:Friendlies All.jpg is questionable, at best. I have asked about such a claim at Wikipedia talk:Copyright problems#Combination of images; the response indicates that the claim is invalid. I have thus marked the image as {{Nld}}. Please see the Wikipedia talk:Copyright problems#Combination of images page if you feel strongly that the image is needed. -- Jonel | Speak 19:26, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

Penn's Landing[edit]

Could you please provide a caption for the Penn's Landing pic that you uploaded? I believe those are the Society Hill towers in the background, but I'd like to confirm it first. Any other photos you might have are appreciated: perhaps one farther north, with more of the ships? --Pastricide! Non-absorbing 22:35, 24 April 2006 (UTC)


Green Monster[edit]

I moved Green Monster per your request on WP:RM. Hope this helps, UkPaolo/talk 21:25, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Voting icons.[edit]

Hi Jared. On March 23rd, you put a notice on the template "voting icons" saying that they are controversial. Could you please refer me to where that discussion took place? I think it should be mentioned on the template talk page. -Joshuapaquin 01:00, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

Ah, thank you. -Joshuapaquin 19:29, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

Your monobook.js[edit]

I randomly happened across your note in User_talk:Danny#Asking a favor... and just thought I'd mention that you may need to clear your cache for your monobook.js changes to work properly. Simply shift-click on the refresh button (works in mozilla at least), and that might fix your problem. Shift clicking also seems to fix the problem where links spontaneously become underlined... but that's another story. If the problem you're having is completely unrelated, then don't mind me. Cowman109Talk 02:37, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your response to my question. Yes, I tried shift-clicking, but that doesn't seem to work. It works every other time, though. The reason I can tell there is something screwy going on is that those two initial slashes are not in the <pre> box, and the following message is not included like it is on the rest of the monobooks:
Note: After saving, you have to bypass your browser's cache to see the changes. Mozilla/Safari/Konqueror: hold down Shift while clicking Reload (or press Ctrl-Shift-R), IE: press Ctrl-F5, Opera: press F5.
Thanks for your thoughts, though! J@red  10:58, 7 May 2006 (UTC)
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Reward Board: Will Shade[edit]

Thank you for the beautiful article on Will Shade! It is far better than i expected -- absolutely top-flight work. You have earned $15.00 for the creation of the piece and $5.00 for the inclusion of a photo. A Paypal payment of $20.00 will be sent to the account of your choosing as soon as you contact me at my talk page. I am so grateful, you cannot imagine. The only change i will make is to add a link to the term Washtub bass from the term "bullfiddle," as that is the most common name for the same instrument. Catherineyronwode 22:12, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for setting up a Paypal account so i can send you money for the Will Shade page. I need to know the email address to which the money goes so it can then be linked to your bank account. Please post th email addy at my talk page and i will send the bucks post haste. Catherineyronwode 21:29, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Tin can telephone.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Tin can telephone.jpg. However, the image may soon be deleted unless we can determine the copyright holder and copyright status. The Wikimedia Foundation is very careful about the images included in Wikipedia because of copyright law (see Wikipedia's Copyright policy).

The copyright holder is usually the creator, the creator's employer, or the last person who was transferred ownership rights. Copyright information on images is signified using copyright templates. The three basic license types on Wikipedia are open content, public domain, and fair use. Find the appropriate template in Wikipedia:Image copyright tags and place it on the image page like this: {{TemplateName{}.

Please signify the copyright information on any other images you have uploaded or will upload. Remember that images without this important information can be deleted by an administrator. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, or ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. 82.83.109.179 17:28, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

beijing olympics[edit]

Hi. I was just creating a heading for the venues to be at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, using the 2006 page as a guideline, when I saw the map you created for the Turin venues. I've noticed that you are great at mapmaking, and I'd like to know if you'd be interested in creating a map for these games too. A nice map showing the locations of all the venues (just mouse over the yellow dots) is located here. If you could, put the name of the venue, possible a sports symbol, whatever. It'd be your map, and you don't have to do it if you don't care to. Thanks for at least reading this, though. Please send me a message when you can. Regards, J@red  23:43, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

Hi JP, thanks about the maps, Ill look into the Beijing olympic map when I get a chance. Regards, --Astrokey44 13:20, 16 May 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the response to my request. Again, do it at your own pace, if at all. Cheers. J@red  19:33, 16 May 2006 (UTC)
I got around to making Image:Beijing 2008 olympic venues.png It shows most of the info (didnt list sports for main venues as they would be too many) --Astrokey44 03:09, 21 June 2006 (UTC)
The map looks great! I appreciate your effort! JARED(t)  13:22, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

2008 Olympics "boycotts"[edit]

I have made a few entries in the discussion page (at the bottom) regarding this issue. Please read them. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 130.70.148.189 (talkcontribs) 11:03, May 16, 2006

Vandalism / blocking[edit]

I don't think either IP address deserves a block at this point. If User:User talk:68.229.152.169 removes the boycott section anytime within the next 12 hours, he'll have violated 3RR. At that point, I'll ask another admin to block him. Sue Anne 21:19, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Deletions[edit]

Hi. Please don't remove material in the Summer Olympics page without discussion. ( Preparations section ) as this is the same tactic that we are trying to stop User:User talk:68.229.152.169 from doing. Also, the boycotts are not "potential", as they are currently happening ( boycotting products of the game's sponsors ). Thanks!

Welcome to VandalProof![edit]

Thank you for your interest in VandalProof, JP06035! You have now been added to the list of authorized users, so if you haven't already, simply download and install VandalProof from our main page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any other moderator, or you can post a message on the discussion page. Prodego talk 23:47, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

I think you made an error[edit]

I rm'd some content from the Ten Commandments article...content that has been removed several times already today. The additions seem valid but, where this article is constantly used as a soapbox, new lengthy edits such as that one have been cleaned when no citations have been included and/or "Original research" seems previlent(as in this case). None of the other editors that have removed the same content have been given vandal warnings. I included very clear reasons in the edit summary. Perhaps when you get the chance you will clear the warning from my talk page for me. I won't bother rv'ing your mistake with regards to the article itself as I do not like edit wars. I'll leave that up to you to do so if you wish. Thank you 216.21.150.44 00:12, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for clearing that for me. VandalProof is a very good tool. I've read the docs on it. Very convenient for rv'ing and issuing warnings all in one swoop. I am only a casual Wikipedian but I see it in use a great deal. BTW, did Master of Puppets do your page for you? It looks very similar to his. Anyways, again...thanks. 216.21.150.44 00:28, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
Stole, eh?....good show!. The "Master" has assisted many users with their pages....'tis the reason I asked. As for how I am such a knowledgeable "anon" Wikipedian with so few edits....it's because I am "new" to this IP(temporary work relocation). I am a "seasoned" Wikipedian with a lengthy history from my IP back home. I will give myself a proper handle someday. For now, I am content being anonymous. Good day and good luck with VandalProof. 216.21.150.44 00:59, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Brackets templates.[edit]

Hey! Great job on the bracket templates! I was just trying to see if I could help, so I was looking at the 2004 tennis games and saw that there were two places that had rounds of 64-- making it a 6 round bracket. I was wondering if you had the time and it's not too hard if you could create the Template:6RoundBracket template. Thanks and good work. J@red  03:04, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks! 6 round bracket, eh... I've found the 5 round one typically pushes the limits of screen width, and had pretty much been planning to use two 5-rounds and a separate "final" matchup to do rounds of 64. I'll see what I can do about a 6-rounder though. -- Jonel | Speak 00:01, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Latin alphabet[edit]

Please see Talk:Latin alphabet#POV 26 -- Regards Philip Baird Shearer 02:08, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

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Olympics[edit]

Here is an article from CNN and it has also been covered by other sources such as G4. ; ) - Nintendonien 19:16, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

And no problem. ; ) - Nintendonien 19:16, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

Image:Nl-be justine henin.ogg[edit]

Hi. (Sorry, I don't speak German.) About a year ago, you recorded this sound clip. When you recorded it, though, you left out the "Hardenne" part of her last name.If it wouldn't be a bother to you, could you re-record the sound clip to include this? I would do it, but I don't have a microphone. Thanks! J@red 16 jun 2006 14:32 (CEST) <-- That's my English Account.

I also do not speak German. I have left out the "Hardenne"-part because that is not here name. It is the name of here husband. I know that in some country's a wife's lose there name when the are maried. But not in Belgium. The only way to change your name is my following a special legal procedure. Here legal name is Justine Henin.
If you really like it I am willing to record a new version with Hardenne included. But I would prefer not to do it. The idea of those recordings is so you can hear how a name is pronounced by a native. She is French speaking. I am Dutch speaking. But because I am living in Belgium , Brussels I can pronounce it a lot better then let say an American. I am sure that the current recording has the correct pronunciation. But I am not confident that I can pronounce Herdenne exactly like it should be. Greetings, --Walter 19:28, 16 June 2006 (UTC) (responds here is fine)

Inappropriate template use[edit]

Please stop adding the absurd gambling template. It is up for tfd and obviously deserves to be. It's like making a template called "Wikipedia articles". It is way too general, applied utterly at random, and completely ignores categorization in place for years. 2005 21:39, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Re: Talk:2006 Atlantic hurricane season[edit]

You were unable to point me to the descussion you had regarding the images located in the active season template. You also failed to give a good reason why an image is hurtful in that spot. Maybe this is because you didn't see my message. Please respond. Thanks. JARED(t)  17:34, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

There are 28 talk archive pages for the 2005 season which is too much trouble to search through. All I can say is that I believe this has been discussed before and the general agreement was to leave the image out, because there was not an image on the 2005 page until we got the track map. If you really want an image there, you can make your argument and draw people to your side on the 2006 talk page... if you want to. --tomf688 (talk - email) 17:43, 21 June 2006 (UTC)
You know, I really don't want to make a big deal. Personally, I thought an image would look nice there because it is so blank. Almost all ofther infoboxes like this contain an image, even if it will be replaced later with a permanent one. I'm not going to fight to make it this way, though, becuase frankly it's foolish. JARED(t)  19:51, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Olympic Star[edit]

Pssst. check out this. --evrik 15:27, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

  • I thought you might want to comment on their page. --evrik 16:30, 22 June 2006 (UTC)
    • OK, thanks. I made my comment! JARED(t)  17:38, 22 June 2006 (UTC)
Jared, you can't use a copyright image, add another image and then claim it as GFDL like you did with Image:Olympic_Torch_award.png. Sue Anne 20:12, 22 June 2006 (UTC)
Why do you think the images are free use. At best, some are fair use but shouldn't be used on a barnstar template. Sue Anne 23:10, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Copyright problems with Image:Olympic Torch award.png[edit]

An image that you uploaded, Image:Olympic Torch award.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Copyright problems because it is a suspected copyright violation. Please look there if you know that the image is legally usable on Wikipedia (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), and then provide the necessary information there and on its page, if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you.

Jonel | Speak 04:42, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Flag of the Olympic Movement.svg removed from your user page[edit]

An image or media file, Image:Flag of the Olympic Movement.svg, has been removed from your userpage or user talk page because it was licensed as fair use. Wikipedia's fair use policy states that fair use images should only be used in the article namespace. As a result, although users are often given a great amount of latitude in the type of content that is allowed on their user pages, it is requested that you abide by this policy. Feel free, however, to add images and media files licensed under other terms. For more information, see Wikipedia's fair use policy and an accompanying essay on the removal of fair use images. Thank you for your cooperation.

Jonel | Speak 19:03, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

Removal of the olympic rings from pages.[edit]

Hey, Jonel. I see you have been removing this image from many pages. I think that you've gone too far on the following pages, though: Template:Olympic games medal count and Portal:Olympics. The former is placed and only viewed on main pages, which is a perfectly fine place to put fair use images. Why, then, is it wrong to have this image on the template that is on an encyclopedic page? The latter is also encyclopedic, and contains information that is supplemented by the image. Could you lead me to the place where it says fair use images can only be put on main space pages? Thanks. I know you mean well. JARED(t)  20:21, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Fair_use#Policy, #9. Fair use images should be used only in the article namespace. Used outside article space, they are often enough not covered under the fair use doctrine. They should never be used on templates (including stub templates and navigation boxes) or on user pages. -- Jonel | Speak 21:18, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

"Ladies" vs. "Women" again[edit]

Hello Jared. There's a small discussion happening at Talk:Pair skating regarding the use of the word "ladies" or "women". I see that you've discussed this with Dr.frog already, and I was wondering if you could try again to find the link where the Wikipedia community decided on "women". I found this link: [5], and I agree that "women" should be used, but I'd just like everyone to be convinced. Thank you.

I'd also like to inform you (if you don't know already) of the existence of WikiProject Figure Skating, which lately has created a few Olympian articles. Cheers! --Fang Aili talk 14:17, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for responding! --Fang Aili talk 15:42, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

the ladies thing again..[edit]

I would really appreciate some assistance here. I'd really like this to end. --Fang Aili talk 23:07, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

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RE: Houston, we have a problem[edit]

The misquote is minor. The phrase is commonly quoted in the present tense: "Houston, we have a problem." The quote is actually in the past tense according to the transcript ... start reading at timestamp 55:55:20. I'll document accordingly. mastorrent 04:20, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

List of tallest buildings and structures in Paris[edit]

Thanks for you intervention at Talk:List of tallest buildings and structures in Paris. Common sense is really needed there. If you're interested, you can also have a look at Talk:Île-de-France (région) and comment. The same user, ThePromenader, has removed the following sentence from the introduction of the article: "Its territory corresponds for the most part to the metropolitan area of Paris.", and he removed it for about the same rigid reasons that he wants to change the title of List of tallest buildings and structures in Paris. It's very hard to reach any sort of compromise with this guy, and despite being told by both User:Metropolitan and I on the Île-de-France talk page that the sentence should remain in the introduction, he removed it nonetheless. Have a look. Your input there would be appreciated. Hardouin 18:33, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Greetings from Paris[edit]

Hello Jared.

I'm sorry for my strictness, but it's important to remain true to reference here. Paris is unlike many of the world's metropoles, that is to say it is quite administratively separated from its suburbs - this is a real problem for city-suburb relations. All suburban communes have their own administrations, and have often even pride in their quite distinct identity - communes have been around since 1790. These make a large part of the reason that nothing outside Paris is called "Paris" - a situation quite peculiar, I agree, but one you can find in most every reference you look at. You will not find "Courbevoie" under "Paris" - actually, you'll have more chance of finding "La Défense" under "Courbevoie" than "Paris". Since this is supposed to be an encyclopedia, it is important to stick to referenced fact and not rely on greater ignorance - this is the "big deal" with this. Although many theories have been "explained" by certain contributors (Paris is bigger than Paris), nothing has ever been proven in this regard - and there is very good and obvious reason for this.

Just a word of explanation for my stance on this matter, but thanks for your input.

Regards,

THEPROMENADER 19:17, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

I also appologize if I seemed too rude, but maybe it is because I am not a native Parisian. I sort of see where you're coming from, but I don't understand how Paris would not have somewhat of a metropolitan area. Anyhow, I know you live in Paris and know more about it than I do, so I'd like to leave this matter to people who know more about the city...like you and User:Metropolitan.

I appreciate your trying to clarify your view for me. JARED'(t)  19:23, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Hey, I appreciate your unexpected (and unneeded!) apology - and trust me I do know where you are coming from. But today Paris is in a situation that many would like to see changed - distant relation with its suburbs - but a few here insist on pretending that they have changed already. This is far from factual, so I hope you see reason in this - just think of me next time you have an encyclopedia open : ) I'm sorry also that some of my vehemence may have bled onto you - this is an argument that has been going on quite some time.
Take care, and no doubt see you around,
THEPROMENADER 19:41, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
Jared, don't be fooled by ThePromenader here. First let me warn you that the guy is Canadian and has lived in Paris for only about 10 years, and yet he believes he's an authority on Paris. Unfortunately, his many misguided and erroneous edits show his not so good knowledge of Paris. One example: the Paris article, in its Administration section, asserts that (I quote) "Although Paris' history is long, that of its municipal government has less than half a century: Paris and its surrounding territories were always governed directly by the highest power of the time: this was the Crown before the French Revolution, and a state-appointed préfet (governing the Seine département) afterwards." This bit was written by ThePromenader, and it is completely wrong. There existed a municipality of Paris from the 13th century until the French Revolution, but ThePromenader doesn't seem to know that. I already told him to correct that bit, but as you can see it is still standing uncorrected. The fact that people would write erroneous things about subjects that they are not very familiar with is beyond my understanding.
Then, there is the nice slant written above, trying to persuade you that nothing outside of Paris is called Paris, that the City of Paris is strictly separated from its surburbs, and so forth. This is of course for the most part wrong. There exist many metropolitan structures (encompassing the City of Paris and the suburbs) that manage such things as public transportation, fire rescue, or garbage collection. Then there is also the administrative région of Île-de-France whose territory for the most part corresponds to the metro area of Paris and which has all the communes (including the City of Paris) working together for metropolitan projects. Of course, Promenader didn't tell you any of this. I can only suggest again having a look at Talk:Île-de-France (région). Hardouin 19:56, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
Actually I've lived here since 1989. Although he I guess was born here, the funny thing with this guy is that he can't find one reference supporting his "Paris is bigger than Paris" claims - not one. If you look at the "tallest structures" talk page again you'll see that I've left several, and official ones to boot. This is indeed much ado about nothing, and a big waste of everyone's time. Fact is there for the taking - for those who want it. Sorry for the mess : ) THEPROMENADER 20:20, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Happy Birthday![edit]

Nuvola apps cookie.png Just a happy Birthday message to you, Jared/archive, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day!

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Article moved against consensus[edit]

Jared, can you have a look at List of tallest buildings and structures in Paris? User:ThePromenader moved the article to "List of tallest buildings and structures in Île-de-France" although there is clearly no consensus on the talk page to move the article. I moved the article back to its original title. I am afraid that Promenader is going to move it back to Île-de-France. Can you have a look? Thanks. Hardouin 13:13, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Actually you may note that the motion to move the page to "Paris region" failed, but that to move it to "Île-de-France" won albeit by a narrow margin. I left this vote for seven days but only one opposed the move - guess who.
The page has been blocked by an admin so no worries for you - but come by for a look if it interests you. Thanks. THEPROMENADER 14:46, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Connecticut Highway Signs[edit]

How are you making these images? (For example, Connecticut Highway 12.png) I'd like to add them to the interchange listings on Interstate 395 (Connecticut). You just say "Made from existing images."

I'm looking for something similar to the other New England state route signs where you can basically put any number in an image, a la MA Route 135.svg, Rhode Island 146.svg, or NH Route 101.svg. I notice anything over Connecticut Highway 85.png in Connecticut doesn't have a sign image.

Thanks! Tckma 17:32, 31 July 2006 (UTC)


Final state highway naming conventions debate[edit]

JP06035, your participation is welcome in the Wikipedia:State route naming conventions poll. Please give your input as to the process by 23:59 UTC on August 8.

Regards, Rschen7754 (talk - contribs) 21:44, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

Picture on Portal:Olympics/Selected athlete[edit]

Jared,

I'm going to be removing the picture from Portal:Olympics/Selected athlete. The picture is a copyright violation. At best, it may come in under fair use, but that means it's not allowed on the portal page. --Sue Anne 21:19, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for doing that. I know its important to keep up the search for fair use pictures in non-mainspace pages. The problem, I think, with keeping up an Olympic Portal is that the choice of images is very slim, almost to none. Just about all of them are fair use, which is a bother, I know, but we can't really do anything about it. Oh Well. Thanks for being a good wikipedian! And letting me know! JARED(t)   13:16, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Aquatics v. Swimming/Schronized Swimming/Waterpolo/Diving[edit]

Hey Jonel,

I was recently doing some edits to the 2008 summer page and I was going through the sports when I realized that the only sport that isn't listed is Aquatics, rather, its disciplines are listed. I've noticed this all along but havn't really made anything of it until now. It seems that the 4 disciplines are not grouped together into one page, like Volleyball at the 2004 Summer Olympics (Beach and indoor). Instead, they have their own pages. Why is this? Is this just something that we have just gone along with and never changed? If it has to do with the size of the page, obviously Athletics would be just as big if not bigger. And that's what subpages are for anyway.

So what do you think? I know you've been on the project longer than I have so I figured I'd ask you, the veteran of the Olympic WP pages! I think that they should be merged into one page, [[Aquatics at the ____ Olympics]], so that every sport is consistant. From there, we can have more subpages, but I think that a consistancy would be nice. With a mix, it just doesn't seem right. Anyway, respond when you can. Thanks. JARED'(t)  14:48, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Hey Jared. The mixed treatment of sports and disciplines is essentially a historical relic; it's simply the way things have been done and no one has made the effort to change it. Consistency would be good, but with the wonderful things called "redirects" the page location is not a big priority for me. If you want to undertake changing things, please go ahead. My preference would be to have pages for each discipline (that is, breaking out the two disciplines of "Volleyball" and "Beach volleyball" from the single page) rather than agglomerating. An "Aquatics at the xxxx Summer Olympics" page would be more of a disambiguation page than anything else, pointing to the various pages on disciplines. The same would be true for Canoe/Kayak, Gymnastics, Volleyball, etc. But again, my priorities are 1) people can find what they're looking for; 2) consistency; 3) disciplines rather than sports. #1 is satisfied with the current arrangement, beyond that I care less. -- Jonel | Speak 15:52, 10 August 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I definitely think that there should be pages for each discipline, but I think the main pages should be the actual sport that is falls under. So for now, I'll set up the 2008 page so that Aquatics is just a brief "This is what's happening under the sport of aquatics" and just go right into subpages for each. That way it'll be consistant, but still have what has been there for a while. Then maybe I'll go into existing pages and see what I can do. JARED(t)   15:57, 10 August 2006 (UTC)
Hi Jared & Jonel, please allow me to offer my opinion here. The definition of a "discipline" is based on the governing sports federation. For example, FINA covers all the aquatics disciplines, so that's why the IOC calls it a single sport. Sometimes, this definition seems weird. For example, FIS governs all the skiing disciplines — but not biathlon. I think most people would consider biathlon and cross-country skiing as closer than alpine skiing and cross-country, yet it is alpine and cross-country that are both part of "one sport". How about the sliding events — the bobsled federation covers skeleton, but luge has it's own federation, so there are actually two sliding "sports" instead of one (or three) as you might expect.
Anyway, my point is that I strongly believe that a "one size fits all" policy of how we handle sports & disciplines on Wikipedia is bound to result in some goofiness. Some disciplines are quite "large" and deserve their own treatment. Some are just 1-2 events, and can be covered together. For example, I see no value in a "Skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics" page as a portal to such diverse disciplines as figure skating and speed skating. Figure skating and speed skating ought to be explicitely identified on the navigation box, and other places where a list of sports is mentioned. That's what people are going to look for, and a pedantically-correct structure within Wikipedia that puts those sports one level beneath the "Skating" heading will be confusing. Similarly, the four aquatics disciplines all should be on the {{EventsAt2008SummerOlympics}}. People are going to look for Swimming, Diving, etc. and I am certain that some will be confused by having to go through Aquatics first.
On the other hand, should it seem like I'm arguing the point about breaking every discipline out to the same level, I think all 4 cycling disciplines can easily be handled by a single Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics "portal" to individual events, as should the 3 disciplines of Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics. I don't want to see the navigation box expanded so that trampoline, BMX cycling, slalom canoeing, beach volleyball etc. are all listed at the same level as the "full" sports.
Note that I'm not suggesting that we delete Aquatics at the 2008 Summer Olympics — it is useful as now written. It makes a perfect spot to explain what "aquatics" is, explain the FINA linkage, etc. I did something similar for Nordic skiing at the 1964 Winter Olympics (for example). But it is a secondary article, so fans of specific sports like ski jumping and cross-country can use their respective navigation structures that we're established.
To summarize — I think we actually got it right for 2004, and I wouldn't revamp that whole structure for 2008. I hope you see my points! Andrwsc 02:35, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

About User:2005[edit]

I see that you've had trouble with this User:2005 in the past. Lately he has been disrupting me as well. His main behavioral problem is that he is an unscrupulous editor, who does not think about others before editing, reverting, or deleting their work. He is quite inconsiderate, and usually it's "his way or the highway". Plus, he never follows the "3 revert rule". Should we do something about this? Cloudreaver 05:27, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

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Tallest structures - "Paris area"[edit]

A few of us have managed to come into agreement over an "in the Paris area" title - as a former participant in the discussion, your views and vote on the matter would much be welcome at Talk:List of tallest buildings and structures in Paris. Thank you. THEPROMENADER 17:43, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your vote, but one thing to note: "Paris" does not signify any "greater Paris area" - to both locals and reference. Textbook definition of a place is important here, as the article is an explicit "list of X in X". Also, you'll find that, contrary to what you said in your vote, no other "list of x in x" article has an incorrect title - objects are either within the space indicated, or have a secondary and quite separate list for notable structures in the vicinity. Were this applied to the "in Paris" article, you would have a "secondary list" that is 70% of the article.
You can refer to Tallest buildings in New York City, List of tallest buildings and structures in London (remember the all-too real administrative "Greater London" is known even officially as "London"), List of tallest buildings in Chicago. If you would like to see "bigger than textbook definition" solutions, I can cite Category:Chicago area expressways and Boston-area streetcar lines. Please reconsider your vote - thanks. THEPROMENADER 07:01, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

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Lithuania reward[edit]

Yes, it is still open. I am even considering increasing the reward. So if you are really interested in, say, Politics of Lithuania (fun topic, btw) go ahead. If you need help or some tips, just ask me. I would prefer to communicate via email (attach @gmail.com to my username) because I left Wikipedia, and after my withdrawal period ends I don't expect to log on WP. Creidieki decided to add additional $ to the reward. Ask him if he's still offering that. Renata 00:32, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Olympic Games logos[edit]

Hi there...

I came across this list of images that are marked as fair use but are not currently used in any articles (execpt boxing and wrestling). Instead of just marking all for deletion under orphaned fair use, I thought I would give you a chance to make use of them. I am sure they will have a use later, but as of now, they are orphans. If there are any questions, please let me know on my talk page.--Gay Cdn (talk) (Contr.) 22:22, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

I brought this to you because they are ophaned and copyrighted, as such, they are elegible to be deleted. You could create stubs for them, another option is to create a page in your sandbox and load them there. A final optionis to load them into WPCommons.--Gay Cdn (talk) (Contr.) 02:06, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/Australian Olympic medalists in Swimming 2[edit]

Hello Jared. I hope you are well. Back in May, I put this up for FLC, and you asked for further improvements. I haven't gotten around to it until now, do you may want to have another look. Thanks, Blnguyen (bananabucket) 00:00, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

{{Olympic Games}}[edit]

Tom, I was just going to fix up that Olympics template myself. I went to press preview, and you had already made the changes. That's funny. JARED(t)  12:47, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Great minds think alike :-) Glad you like it. Tompw 12:55, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
I just fixed that template up using Template:navigation, which I think looks better. I used your edits as a jumping off point. I like how I did the "rings" with the five links. It looks good, right? Anyway, edit it at your will, I just thought the nav. temp would make it more uniform. Thanks for getting me started! JARED(t)  13:08, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
There a few problems with {{Navigation}}... firstly, it insists on making the body conmtents "small", which causes accessability problems. (I strongly belive that WP is for evryone, including those with inperfect eyesight. If the small font size was so wonderful, we'd have everything in WP in it... but I digress). Secondly, it has to be full width, which is not needed (the Olympic Games template requires five lines either way, and looks all strung out in tehfull width versio). Thirdly, you can't set the header bar colour... I'm assumeing someone set that for a reason, so I like to be able to keep it.
That said, I really like that five rings/colours bit at the top :-) . I've kept that, but gone back to Tnavbar-header (which is so widely used it canalso be considered standard). Tompw 13:21, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I think I was the one who came up with those colors. I had originally planned to have colors for each set of games (see User:JP06035/sandbox3) but that was too obnoxious. That said, the colors can stay or they can go. It doesn't matter to me. And I do see your point. It looks almost exactly the same anyway. JARED(t)  13:35, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Olympic results section test[edit]

Hi Jared, the test looks good! I think we need to get section editing sorted out before this goes "live". Expecially on large pages like that, editors will typically work on a sport at a time, and it's almost impossible to scroll through the full page results to find the right spot. But it's getting closer!! Andrwsc 17:18, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, I think so, too. But I still have no idea about how to go about doing it. JARED(t)  18:35, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
I've got something that might be workable. (User:Andrwsc/Test) I had to split the template into two parts, one for the pictogram rendering and another for the section wrapper. (We'd probably want to wrap the div/div stuff into a "section end" template too.) That puts the edit button and the hide/show button on different lines. At first glance, not using a single template might look inelegant, but there are some benefits. First, on pages where a nation only has a handful of athletes, we can still use the pictogram header but it would be overkill to use the hide/show sections. Second, it provides an opportunity for some narrative text to appear outside of the hidden results section. This might be good for a casual reader scanning the article without having to hit show/hide on each section. What do you think? Andrwsc 20:22, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
Brilliant! Haha. It's great. Because we really wouldn't want the whole sections hidden, we'd want the introductory text. I've actually gotta go now, so if you do anything extra, just infer what I'd say or do. Have a good day! JARED(t)  20:41, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

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Olympic sports[edit]

Just to say how nice all those tables now look with those images, hehe. Nice work, Jared! Parutakupiu talk || contribs 21:04, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

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3RR warning for 2006 Atlantic hurricane season[edit]

Please refrain from undoing other people's edits repeatedly. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Rather than reverting, discuss disputed changes on the talk page. The revision you want is not going to be implemented by edit warring. Thank you. As for the particular edit, Wikipedia is not a crystal ball, so we cannot speculate on whether names will be retired or not. A statement that "inactivity will certainly play a role" in the decision or that inactivity will reduce the chances of names being retired is still speculative, because a name or names may still be retired. Coredesat 02:40, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

I left the warning because you were closer to violating 3RR than he was. If he reverts on the main page again, he'll also get a warning. --Coredesat 03:07, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Please stop altering Template:Roman[edit]

Why are you removing the span? Please stop. Mike Dillon 15:38, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

FYI, I've removed the font styling from {{Roman}} to keep it a purely functional template. I moved the styling to {{Year in other calendars}}. You were right to not want font styling in that template. Thanks for motivating the change.
P.S. Having __NOEDITSECTION__ on this page makes it hard to follow-up on a discussion. Mike Dillon 17:34, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

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Thanks[edit]

I appreciate the kind thoughts about our impending arrival! Bye for now, Andrwsc 04:09, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

The bell ringing needs to be more prominent[edit]

I did mention something under controversy. I think a section about bell ringing, including objections to it on the basis of causing severe pain to a large number of people, are an important aspect of the Salvation Army.

On Friday, I was unable to move because of the amount of pain being caused. The person with the bell just laughed at me. They are sadistic. If it wasn't for a good samaritan knocking over the kettle, I would have been frozen in pain for a good long time, holding my ears and hoping against hope that the sadistic bastard with the sonic assault weapon would stop.; —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lochlyn.Christante (talkcontribs) 02:07, 18 December 2006 (UTC).

WP:RM request for International Boxing Association[edit]

FYI, you formatted this and set up a discussion like a normal move proposal, but listed it in the 'uncontroversial proposals' section, which does not require a discussion. Please relist this in whichever section is appropriate. Thanks. Opabinia regalis 05:00, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Well, it is an uncontroversial move, so I don't see what the problem is. JARED(t)  20:04, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
OK, it's done. Convenient as it would be, WP:RM people aren't mind readers; it's not obvious whether you intended it as a noncontroversial proposal or as a discussion proposal that you unintentionally listed in the wrong section. If someone has to look through the talk pages to guess which one you mean, that just makes the backlog worse, and it's bad enough as it is. Opabinia regalis 01:58, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
Sorry about the confusion! JARED(t)  20:06, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Merry Christmas.[edit]

In the spirit of the Reason for the season, may I take privilege of offering a simple greeting: Merry Christmas. :) { PMGOMEZ } 16:13, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Change to Common.css[edit]

Per recent discussions, the way in which Persondata is viewed by Wikipedia editors has changed. In order to continue viewing Persondata in Wikipedia articles, please edit your user CSS file to display table.persondata rather than table.metadata. More specific instructions can be found on the Persondata page. --ShakingSpirittalk on behalf of Kaldari 01:20, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

Excell help[edit]

Regarding that Excell sheet you asked help with on RD, I gave it a try, so tell me what you think. Here is the link

I did 1 - 4. As for marking I changed meaning of "P" to mean Partial and added "F" to mean Full payment. This was all just normal function I didnt touch any macros, but it looks like its working. Shinhan 16:48, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

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Re:Panoramas[edit]

Hi Jared,
Yeah the (relative) success of my panorams is due to decent stitching software - w/o you don't have a chance to get a good panorama. I use Arcsoft Panorama 4 which is a really easy to use program which gives decent results. However for a more advance one (bit more expensive but probably better for advanced users than Arcsoft) Panorama Factory is quite good. Diliff I know relies on PTGUI which I think is quite good but I've never got the hang of - it would be well worth you talking to him as he is far better at panoramic work then me. However a good start to a good panorama is to use a tripod where possible. If not lock your elbows in close to your body and rotate around on your hips. Not having the ability to lock exposure is a bit of a problem, but Panorama Maker usually can blend differently exposed images fairly well (as long as they are not too different). Good luck! --Fir0002 22:37, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia Week[edit]

The best existing proposal I can, in my own limited way, think of for the previously discussed "appreciation week" can now be found at User talk:Badbilltucker/Appreciation Week#Wikipedia Week. Any comments or responses would be more than welcome. Badbilltucker 15:00, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Panoramas[edit]

I use a few specific techniques to maximise the quality of panoramas. Firstly, I do use exposure and white balance lock on the individual photos to minimise the differences between frames. Also, a good stitching program is pretty essential (I use a program called PTGui which isn't free, but I've heard that autopano is also good and free, haven't tried it though). Without this, even with the best technique, it will be quite time consuming the results won't be much good. It is still possible to take panoramas without full manual control but you are far more limited in what you can do. Its hard to be more specific though as each scene is different and there are different tricks in different circumstances. Hope that helps, sorry I've taken so long to reply. Diliff | (Talk) (Contribs) 15:53, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Nomination of Image:Normal distribution and scales.gif for deletion[edit]

Hi. I saw on Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion/2007 January 14 that you nominated Image:Normal distribution and scales.gif for deletion. This image is actually stored at Wikimedia Commons, a project that stores images for Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects to use. Wikipedia has no jurisdiction over its images - they show up automatically. Please see Commons:Commons:Deletion requests if you would like to request its deletion there. Thank you. --BigDT 20:52, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Wellll[edit]

I just like the X with the symbol better in ex link form. :) And no, I'm not breaking a rule since the anti-ex link-signature rule is to keep people from having lists of external links in their signatures of say, their myspace, or facebook, or personal website, or livejournal, or blog, or instant messenger screenname, IRC, their favorite websites, and such. Happy January 17! X [Mac Davis] (DESK|How's my driving?) 12:20, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Olympic Games[edit]

Are you able to work further on this to address some of the concerns from the its featured article review? I know something things have been taken care of, but issues remain; the referencing is patchy, for instance. Let people know on the FAR. Marskell 15:06, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Sorry it had to lose the star and thanks for being good humoured about it. Good luck bringing it back up to speed. Marskell 14:44, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

Your RfA[edit]

Hello! I respectfully suggest that you now withdraw your RfA, as the 'oppose' opinions are now quite clear that you require substantial amounts of admin-related experience before you can be considered as a useful administrator here. This doesn't say anything about your usefulness as an editor, which is not in doubt at all. I recommend that you take the advice to heart and work hard on implementing it over the next three or four months before considering reapplying for adminship. Regards, (aeropagitica) 17:26, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

It's a pity you withdrew too early because I intended to support you (I need time to see your contributions). Just forget it and begin a new approach. If you nominate the 3rd time, I'd be pleased to support you. You are a good editor, but you should do something to make others think you can be a good admin, too. In fact, I like a type of admin like you: frankly stating your opinion (though it's not good for admin thing), give answers from what you think (not the kind of factitiously formula-based ones that I often see at RfA). I also like you because you contribute many to main articles instead of "those are in areas that require admin action.....admin tools at this point". Of course, if you want to be an admin, you must meet their requirement and my sole vote can't help you all. Lastly, try your best and I think one day you will be successful. Cheers! Causesobad --> Talk) 07:24, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
I don't agree with you about your opinion on Bush. Causesobad --> Talk) 07:31, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
Why do you have the intention of "pulling out"? Believe me, just exert yourself and you'll be paid off. Don't give in so easily. I have some advice for you. Begin from now:

1. Visit 'admin areas' more frequently: WP:RFAR; WP:CHU; AN; WP:ANI; WP:DRV; WP:AFD; WP:MFD etc. (all the things that they call "admin tools). Try to put your name there as regularly as possible and they will think you are very active and you have penetrated every policy of Wiki (although in fact you may deeply seize the rules without having to appear everywhere).
2. Keep calm (as cool as a cucumber) and select your words thoroughly in each debate (become an admin also means that you are limited in expressing your opinion), or they will delve out a smallest word you had said (which you may have forgotten) to analyze it and conclude that you aren't fitted for adminship (do you understand what I mean?) without regarding all your attempts before.
3. Try to reduce your signature (^_^), or they will make it a fine reason to oppose you.
4. Increase your edit count.
5. Make good relationship with some 'reputable' ones (if you can).

These ones I got from one of my friends who want to be an admin. I myself never want the admin thing so I don't make use of much from the advice. Last but not least, I hope that you won't give in, chance won't never close to the person who tries his best. Causesobad --> Talk) 08:55, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
Oops, I forget one thing: 6. You should cite some Wiki rules or policy in your writing as frequently as possible, which shows you thorough grasp of them. (eg: this quotion I get from my talk page: "In the future, if you want comments and other users viewpoints, do not immediately resort to WP:AFD. We have a lot of dispute resolution systems in place, you can learn about them at WP:DR. For your purposes, WP:RFC would have worked just fine". That's it!!). Ahh, about Bush thing, I said that I don't agree with you about your comment on your user page that "I think President Bush is doing and has done a fine job as leader of my country." Causesobad --> Talk) 09:05, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Re: Wikipedia:Miscellany_for_deletion#User:Matvej_A._Kozhev[edit]

I responded to your query that you placed on my talk page. My response can be found here. If the message isn't on my talk page, please see the archives for the time period of your original message. Feel free to post any further comments on my talk page, and I'll respond to you as soon as possible. Cheers, Daniel.Bryant 03:14, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

I deleted that userpage because it was falsely implying that he was an administrator with dozens of barnstars. He can create himself a fresh userpage if he wants. DS 20:00, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

This is a test[edit]

The following is a test of the emergency broadcast system. If there were a real emergency, please follow the instructions after the alert.

FOOBAR

Thank you.—Ryūlóng () 19:59, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ramone and Frunkis[edit]

You might like to look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Ramone_and_Frunkis which contains a post which I *suspect* has been edited (deliberately or not) to make it appear you said something you did not. The post currently reads: "* Delete. The page has been poorly put together and is only one sentence long. However it should be noted that Ramone and Frunkis is and has been mentioned numerous times and while you may not google search the show and find other references, it should be noted that Wikipedia puts the issue to the forefront regarding its existence or non existence and its mention on CNBC which is not disputed. Google hits: 10. (I do commend the effort of the editor in trying to source it, but the source if YouTube, which really isn't too reliable, save for a video.) → JARED (t)  20:28, 26 January 2007 (UTC)" Hobson 01:24, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you. Jaredtalk  01:42, 29 January 2007 (UTC)
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Commons Picture of the Year[edit]

I confirm that I just voted for the Commons Picture of the Year under my commons address, JP06035. Jaredtalk  00:07, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

football.[edit]

Hey, I just saw your request for semi protection of the Super Bowl article. While you're at it, you might wanna protect the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears as well. I was thinking of doing it later today, but if the admins decide to grant your request, it would be a good idea to keep vandals from screwing with the two teams articles if they win/lose.

On a completely unrelated note, it's good to see another person from Connecticut here. ^_^ dposse 14:07, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Haha! Where in CT are you from? (And I'll look into the protection of the other two articles.) Jaredtalk  14:12, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
Done, they're protected, the three of them. Jaredtalk  14:32, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
I'm in Ansonia, Connecticut. Where are you? Oh, and thanks for getting those articles protected. To be honest, i wasn't sure that they were gonna do it since they haven't been vandalised yet. dposse 17:55, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I was actually surprised, too, especially given the protecting admin. I forget who it was off the top of my head, but I've seen him usually do the opposite of what should be done to just "follow the rules." Anyway, yeah. And by the way, I'm in Granby, CT. Jaredtalk  22:33, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
Ah. Just north of me, eh? Cool. dposse 22:53, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

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U.S. Roads Newsletter Issue #1[edit]

See the issue here. Rschen7754 (talk - contribs) 20:35, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

Signpost[edit]

Right now, there are two specific positions I'm looking to fill:

  • Features and admins- Compiling all the promoted administrators, articles, pictures, sounds, topics, portals, etc. It sounds like a tough job, but once you get the hang of it, it'll only take 20-30 minutes. See this week's Features and admins for an example of what you'd have to do.
  • In the news- This position will take a little more time. It basically means following news stories about Wikipedia, and reporting on them (not just articles that cite Wikipedia, because there are too many of those to get anything useful). See this week's In the news for an example (although I'd really prefer the article to be longer than that, I had to publish a short version this week due to time).

However, what I'd really like most is a couple reporters to just fill in the cracks, reporting on things that don't fit into one of our features (things like Michael Snow's report on Wikipedia traffic from Google, and Sam Blacketer's report on the furor over Wikipedia:Wikipedia is failing). If they're big enough for a full story, they get one; if you can only make a paragraph's worth of copy out of it, you can move it into the News and notes report, which covers all the small stories. Most of these stories can be easily taken by reading Foundation-l and WikiEN-l mailing lists. Also, if I see a story worth covering, I'll leave a note in the newsroom about it, under "special stories". If you do decide that you want to write about a story, just make a note that you'll take care of that particular story.

All stories are due around 17:00 UTC every Monday. If you'd like to take a stab at it, that'd be great; let me know if you have any further questions, or if you need help with your story. I'm not around much on the weekends, but I'll try to keep an eye on my talk page. Ral315 » 17:32, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Sounds good to me. On the weeks you have time, just check in on the newsroom if you find something you'd like to do, or take one of the stories I put up for grabs there. Thanks a lot for volunteering. Ral315 » 00:35, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
I removed {{cquote}} and added the quotes in plaintext; with the graphic on the right side of the screen, cquote often looks weird for multiple quotes. For long quotes, {{quote}} works fine, but plaintext is usually the best. Other than that, I'd say the article's great. If you want to make it easier on yourself, it's not necessary to poll administrators on the issue; if there's any on-wiki discussion that you can crib quotes from, that's perfectly fine with me. Ral315 » 19:10, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=off&as_qdr=all&q=+ynetnews+site%3Aen.wikipedia.org&btnG=Search

ynetnews is not a tabloid and is used as wp:rs source all over wikipedia. Zeq 18:32, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Pictograms on events per sport per year templates[edit]

Athletics
Athletics at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m ... ...

Hey. I just saw your idea of inserting the pictograms on the header of these templates. I think it's a great idea and, as you said, it's a very good way to take advantage of these fine-looking (lol) FREE images ;)

I just wanted to show you my suggestion for the image position. Since the boxes are all (I'm guessing here, if they have both genders) 5 columns wide, we could reserve the first column, on the header, for the image, and the remaining four for the title. Like this ------------>

— How about it? Parutakupiu talk || contribs 22:37, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Re: Fuzzy Zoeller edit controversy[edit]

Hi Jared. Thanks for contacting me for the survey. I'm sorry, but I will not be able to provide my input, I'm extremely busy (as you can see from my userpage). You will have to find another respondent. --May the Force be with you! Shreshth91 14:56, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

U.S. Roads Newsletter Issue #2[edit]

See the issue here.

Apologies for the late delivery. Rschen7754 (talk - contribs) 05:15, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

All your articles[edit]

It says on your user page that "All your articles are belong to us." Is this a joke, or is the word "are" a typo? DRosenbach (Talk | Contribs) 20:59, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

I don't see where that is on my userpage, so I'm not clear on what you're talking about; sorry. Jaredtalk  02:51, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
It was the previous "Today's motto" :P It's not your fault. Parutakupiu talk || contribs 03:42, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
Aha! Thanks. Jaredtalk  13:31, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
It's a joke based on the infamous All your base are belong to us. PrimeHunter 14:54, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
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Re:AWB[edit]

Hi, Jared. I just made a list from Category:Unknown-importance Olympics articles and I'm adding an "importance" scale mark to most of the articles listed there. Nothing outstanding. Parutakupiu talk || contribs 23:07, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Re: AWB assessment[edit]

Once you have the *.zip file downloaded, extract its contents to your AWB directory (probably C:\Program Files\AutoWikiBrowser if you're using windows). Then copy the two *.dll files from the zip file's ".\Plugins\Kingbotk (WikiProject tagging)" directory to the AWB root directory (C:\Program Files\AutoWikiBrowser). That's all it takes to install.

When you start up AWB, there should be a new "Plugins" drop-down on the top menu bar. It has a list of supported WikiProjects, if you're not tagging for one of the WikiProjects listed, then use "Add Generic Template" to set it up. Once that's done, there will be a tab for your WikiProject on the panel next to the "make list" panel. You set the WikiProject template name and parameters there. Then look at the "Plugin" tab and click "Manually assess" at the bottom to start assessing. Everything else (making the list and whatnot) works the same.

Be sure to save your settings before you quit AWB, so you won't have to set it up again. If you have any problems, just ask at User talk:Kingbotk/Plugin. Happy assessing. - Jwillbur 22:37, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Re: OlympicsWikiProject[edit]

There. I've solved the problem. Now, "NA-importance" pages won't fall on that category anymore. Parutakupiu talk || contribs 00:56, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Merci. Jaredtalk  00:57, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

USRD Newsletter - Issue 3[edit]

See the issue here.

Active user verification[edit]

Hello, Jared. Due to the high number of inactive users at WP:USRD, we are asking that you verify that you are still an active contributor of the project. To do so, please add an asterisk (*) after your name on Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads/Newsletter/List. Users without one by the next issue in 2 weeks will be removed off the list and off the respective road projects as well. If you have any questions, please contact me on my talk page. Thanks. Rschen7754 (talk - contribs) 22:20, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

GA review[edit]

Thanks for reviewing Whitton Bridge Pasture earlier. - Suicidalhamster 00:39, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Event pictograms?[edit]

Challenging! Who's gonna make them? LOL. Parutakupiu talk || contribs 01:42, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

I wasn't sure what you were talking about at first, but I think you mean the thing that I just did to the Olympic Header etc. template. I wasn't thinking that they would be for specific events (that's actually very interesting, though) but I was going to try to use the same templates on Olympic sports, because the pictograms look nice there. I was thinking to try to get it to FA list status, so I would need to fix up the lists first. We'll see how my recent changes go, and if they don't work as planned, I'll change it back. Again, in no way was I suggesting that you'd make all those pictograms! Haha.
By the way, what program did you use to make the other ones. If I have a chance (that'll probably be never) I'll take a crack at doing some other ones. Jaredtalk  10:54, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
Yes, it was on the course of those edits that I posted that message. Of course, I knew you weren't suggesting, it was a joke :P Actually, I came up with that idea when I saw those changes and, even though I could end up being the maker of those hundreds of new pictograms (it's better to keep the design consistency), I wouldn't mind! First, I'd have to do the remaining Winter sports who still don't have one.
My initial idea was to take advantage of the existing sport/discipline pictograms and only add a very specific label on it to relate the image with an event; nothing to much, that would be done instantly. But I'll let this turn into something more serious while I wait for developments. Parutakupiu talk || contribs 16:39, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Changes to Olympic sports[edit]

Looks good! However, I think the gray bullet for demo sports is not very distinguishable from the black one. Perhaps if the background color of those table cells was light gray too? I'm not sure. Andrwsc 23:05, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, my problem was that I didn't want to make those cells so that they would stick out. If they did that, it would make them look "special," like they were more important to the other ones. I tried to make the bullets smaller, but that didn't work. Maybe the combination of small and gray? I'm not sure. If you can think of a way that doesn't stick out and looks good, please tell me. I'll look into the background change. Thanks. Jaredtalk  23:07, 13 March 2007 (UTC)


Olympics WikiProject membership update[edit]

The Olympics WikiProject is performing a membership update to check for currently active and idle members.

Because your username appears on the members list, we kindly ask you visit this page and put your name under the appropriate section, using the code #{{user|USERNAME}}, in order to renew or cancel your membership.

The Olympics WikiProject team

Yippie![edit]

I know it has nothing to do with our project but, because I have you in great consideration and this was something I worked on for many weeks, and succeeding at the first attempt is really rewarding, I really need to tell someone — Flag of Portugal is my first featured article! Yey! :D

Let's see if my 2nd FA is Olympics-related ;) Parutakupiu talk || contribs 01:51, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

NYG History[edit]

The ref format I am using is fine it's the same I used on Michael Jordan which is breezing through FAC right now. See this please, also templates are not standard. The specific format used was addressed by User:SandyGeorgia among others and is perfectly acceptable. Quadzilla99 03:36, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Sorry to be brusque, I'm one of the many editors who doesn't like templates. Quadzilla99 03:38, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
Okay I added the fair use rationals, in some cases I just copied them from the Bears article if they were the same type of pics as that is an FA. I'll look into your articles tomorrow. Quadzilla99 03:49, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
Guess I was too late! Well congrats anyway (I assume they were passed). Quadzilla99 13:23, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
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Olympics infobox[edit]

You forgot to move the pages User:Jared/Olympics infobox/Nations participating and User:Jared/Olympics infobox/Athletes participating to Template:Olympics infobox/Nations participating and Template:Olympics infobox/Nations participating, respectively, or is it intentional? Will you do similar pages for the "Officialy opened by", "Judge's oath", "Athlete's oath" and "Olympic torch" parameters? Parutakupiu talk || contribs 18:53, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Well, I didn't do the Athletes participating one because after making it, I realized that about half the pages had more information on them than the template would include, namely the number of men and women. At the time of creating the template, I wasn't sure whether it would be appropriate or not to include the division, but now I'm iffy. As for the nations thing, I'm not sure. Maybe I just forgot? What do you think I should do as far as the other things/this? Jaredtalk  18:58, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
I think you should go ahead. The infobox is nothing more than a summary and thus should not be restricted by the detail level of a specific info on the article body. As you said, most pages might display more info, but others do not (yet), so you probably should move the template subpage, as is (total of athletes). The other parameters would do nicely, too ;) Parutakupiu talk || contribs 19:27, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Fair use photos of another article - assistance requested[edit]

I saw your pictures of action for the Cross country skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Would you be interested in providing the same thing for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2007 as well? Please advise. Chris 14:52, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

The images would be about the events that occurred during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2007 in Sapporo, Japan. This was for cross country skiing, nordic combined, and ski jumping. Its official website is http://www.sapporo2007.com and it is shown both in English and Japanese about Fair use. I have been working with another user and we both agree that it needs more images than the one it has now in order to get it up to GA or FA status. I hope this helps you out on this. If it does not, please advise. Chris 21:55, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
Thank you. Chris 00:31, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
As a follow-up to your e-mail, I managed to find a location on where you can get the Sapporo photos. It is called Nordic Focus, a Swiss-based site with its link being http://www.menzpics.ch/info/indexfisevent.html. From what I have seen, registration is required, but they do have great photographs of the athletes involved in this, along with biathlon. I hope this helps. Chris 00:19, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
Another possiblity of consideration is http://www.eurosport.com where you can click on the Wintersports section and it should give you access to cross country skiing, nordic combined, and ski jumping. They have sections in there which show both video highlights and still images as well. Hopefully you will have better luck with that than the Swiss site mentioned earlier. Hope this helps. Chris 20:07, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Re: Fuzzy Zoeller edit controversy[edit]

I apologize; I was not active on Wikipedia at the time of your message. In addition, I would probably not have time to participate in this project. I attempted to e-mail this to you, but I was informed that you had either not set up an e-mail address or that you had chosen not to receive e-mail from others. — Knowledge Seeker 22:28, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Hmmm. I thought my e-mail was working. Anyway, no problem! Everything turned out fine without your response. Thanks for acknowledging my posting anyway! Jaredtalk  00:18, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Poll is not open yet[edit]

Please note that the poll to which you just voted is not open as yet. See Wikipedia talk:Attribution/Community discussion. ≈ jossi ≈ (talk) 01:42, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

U.S. Roads Inactivity notification[edit]

You have been declared an inactive user and your name will be removed from the newsletter distribution and the projects you were a member of. If this is in error, please contact me on my talk page. Do not restore your name to the list. Regards, Rschen7754 (talk - contribs) 21:05, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

I do have a proposal[edit]

The idea would be to chose a irrational number - say "pi" for example. Every day you move along the number, four digits at a time, until you get a number between 1 and c.1300 - that number is the featured article for tomorrow, which gives everyone time to clean it up

You then make a long list in alphabetical order including all the FAs, like this: 1 Abacus 2 Aborigine 3 Animal ..... 1298 Zulu This could be done with the # symbol. So every day, when new FAs are chosen they are added to the list in the proper place. This would continually shuffle the list, so although you could predict the number for a day months in advance - you could never predict the FA that would be in that position. This makes the process entirely transparent and fair.

That is the whole system. But if people want there can be a process for "override" say for the world cup or something, if a lot of users nominated it. If people are nervous that certain subject are over-represented in the FAs - then there can be a simple rule to precluded articles on the same subject being nominated within say a month of each other - but I don't see that as being necessary.

What do you thing? David Spart (talk · contribs · logs · block user · block log) 13:16, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

That's a great idea. I'm not understanding you fully as far as the pi thing, but everything else makes a lot of sense. I'm glad you allowed for things such as real world events, so that the process is not totally secluded from the rest of the goings-on in WP. It seems very reasonable, but maybe just a few clarifications as far as the random numbers thing. Maybe have a page with the random numbers already generated on it, so that we don't miss numbers, and highlight as we go. I don't know where you would propose this... you can take care of that. Jaredtalk  23:16, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. I agree! The pi thing is simple. Pi goes on forever and is a random string of numbers. An infinate supply of random numbers that is transparent, so we can use that to pick a number between 1 and 1,300. Here are the first 2 million digits of pi: [6] You see? Anyway - I have nevver done this before - but I think I put up a valid proposal here: Wikipedia:SweeTFA proposition. David Spart (talk · contribs · logs · block user · block log) 23:32, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
Now, I didn't read your "published" proposal, but what do you plan on doing with articles that have already been chosen recently? Are they taken out of the list or are they up for the ability to be thrown into the mix again just like all the others? That would make it a true random sample, and since the probability of picking the same one twice is minute, this is not a big deal (but as the days go on, the probability of it occurring again is higher...). Overall, though, well thought out. Jaredtalk  23:54, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
An FA that has been TFA is removed from the list. Since there are so many, it is only fair that each one gets one turn max. So when I think about it, about 1/3 of the FA have already been chosen - so the list will only have 800 initial entries. David Spart (talk · contribs · logs · block user · block log) 00:15, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Revived discussion concerning fair use in portals[edit]

I am contacting everyone who participated in the discussion that became inactive in December. Due to the length of the previous discussion, I have proposed a new amendment and you like you to weigh in so that we may actually have a consensus on this matter as it doesn't seem there exists one either way. -ΖαππερΝαππερ BabelAlexandria

Re: The Olympics Barnstar[edit]

No words can express my reaction to your latest message and what I'm feeling right now, so I'll put aside my huuuuge Oscars thanking speech (kidding obviously... it's not that huge :P) and thank you in the most sincere way, Jared :) It's been my true pleasure to work on this project with you and Andrwsc. I hope and believe we can keep this up for the longest time possible ;) Cheers! Parutakupiu talk || contribs 02:39, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

PS: You opened the 2012 Summer Olympics bids peer-review, but with my latest edits, I think it is very suitable to go to FAC, don't you?. I'm just pondering if we can move it to "2012 Summer Olympics bids", like we talked before. If we do, other similar articles (2008, 2010, 2014) would have to be moved also. Parutakupiu talk || contribs 02:39, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Just briefly: That barnstar was well deserved; I hadn't realized you didn't have one! But regardless of the "material" possession, you and I (and others) know that you've done plenty of noteworthy work! As far as the Olympic bids thing, I was eventually going to get around to it, but you've done an outstanding job so far, as I have been keeping up with your diffs. I'll have to take a closer look at the page again, but I think it is in very good shape for FAC. And, if you think so, we should move it. Jaredtalk  11:11, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Damned dashes...[edit]

Thanks, Jared, for fixing the dashes on the article. I never get them right! :S Oh, and even though you won't vote on the FAC, your comment is a transparent Support ;) Parutakupiu talk || contribs 21:25, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Fair use in userspace[edit]

So you know, I removed the fair use images from your olympics subpage. While the templates are great work (and I left the no-wiki'd examples for people to know the syntax) The displaying of fair use images anywhere in userspace is prohibited, and theres currently an effort at WP:ANI at this section putting out a concentrated effort to finally get them all. Thank you for your understanding. -Mask Flag of Alaska.svg 03:02, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

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User:UBX/WikiProject Olympics[edit]

How come this isn't working? Jaredtalk  22:14, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

??? That's got me baffled... hold on, I'm going to try subst:'ing the generic userbox template. tiZom(2¢) 22:23, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
All set. Dunno what was going on, but I started from scratch, and it works now :o) tiZom(2¢) 22:37, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
Merci. Jaredtalk  22:39, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:April Fool's Main Page[edit]

See [7]. You are mistaken, this is the 2006 version of the page, with the exception of the featured article that was changed to reflect the current Main Page. We are not going to be repeating year-old jokes. —Centrxtalk • 03:14, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Sorry. I was just referring to the top bar and the On this day sections. I knew that the other ones were place holders. Jaredtalk  03:18, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
Having the content there from last year (disregarding the top bar) is confusing people. —Centrxtalk • 03:37, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
Yeah. I thought this went over well in the discussion phases, etc, but apparently not. I guess I was a little zealous, especially seeing as how every AFD we say we're going to do this, and we don't. But oh well. There will always be those who are against something, so you have to learn to live with it. If you ask me, I could care less about having something up for AFD. It'd be nice, but I was just trying to do what I thought others wanted. It seems to be the opposite. I appreciated working with you, though! I'm sure I'll talk to you around, sometime! Jaredtalk  03:40, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Community Portal[edit]

Sorry about the misinterpretation. I took mainspace as main page. I totally agree with the original posting! Again, sorry about that! (And once again, I do not condone vandalism!) Jaredtalk  03:51, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Okay, thanks for clarifying.  :-) —David Levy 03:53, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, like I said above, I sort of feel like a jerk because I was just trying to do what I thought everyone else wanted, but I was totally off! Anyway, now that this is settled, I never want to talk to you again! :( Jaredtalk  03:57, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Olympic Rings image[edit]

I'm removing instances of the Olympic Rings images that appear in the user and template namespaces because it's listed as a Fair Use image. Just wanted to let you know that I took it off of User talk:Jared/sandbox4. tiZom(2¢) 21:19, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:STS[edit]

Template:STS has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. Thank you. — Jer10 95 23:46, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

100-Hour Plan[edit]

Hello, Jared. I removed some language you added to 100-Hour Plan on March 28 saying that none of the measures of the plan have gotten further than passing the House. I am not sure where your information came from but it is well out of date. H.R. 2 (minimum wage increase) passed the Senate on February 1, and Sen. 4 (implementing 9/11 commission recommendations) passed the Senate on March 13. Andrew Levine 03:00, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

OK, thanks. I was just trying to reword the no-doubt POV language that was already there. I hadn't realized that there were senate actions. Now, since these dates were so long ago, it seems that the president would have had to veto them by now (or they were at least pocketed, right)? Make sure to include, though, that none of the bills has become law yet. Jaredtalk  13:21, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Workers Stadium[edit]

Hi Jared! I do believe that the Workers Stadium is of high importance, when part of the Olympics project. But, if you wish we can wait for a while and see how other stadiums are assessed. --Poeloq 09:01, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Editor review[edit]

I reviewed you. YechielMan 15:57, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals[edit]

Hi Jared. Last year you mentioned you might be interested in a swimming WikiProject. There's a proposal currently being floated. Thanks, Blnguyen (bananabucket) 07:47, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Hello![edit]

I'm sorry for my delay in replying! I haven't been on Wikipedia so much recently...and also for some reason my computer doesn't automatically log me in anymore... I'm interested in your idea...although admittedly I don't understand a lot of the abbreviations you wrote down!

I wouldn't claim to be an expert on the details of the bids either...but I can try my best if you wish me to be a part of it. Jamandell (d69) 15:25, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

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MessedRocker's Contest[edit]

Hello! If you have received this message, that means you have an article entered in MessedRocker's Contest. To help stimulate the contest, the rules have been modified: the next five people who promote an article to Good Article status will win, and that's it. Get writing so you can be one of the five! Signed, your friendly neighborhood MessedRocker. 10:52, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

GV Loganathan[edit]

Hello Jared. Please check the article page, there are multiple, non-trivial and independent sources available for the article. This page was probably nominated for deletion before the coverage received by the person in question was not satisfactory. A cursory look at he recent newspages dedicated solely to this person, particularly by the Indian media might put your concerns at rest. Best, — Nearly Headless Nick {C} 13:14, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Michael Sneed mess[edit]

You're right, this is getting ridiculous, and completely out of hand. That's why I bumped from speedy to AfD; that'll let these folks see from others that it needs to end, and perhaps move on. I doubt it, but one can hope... --Mhking 03:09, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. The main culprits don't seem to understand that WP is not the place for the conversations they are trying to foment. They keep tilting at windmills. --Mhking 03:29, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Note labels[edit]

Hey, Jared! Thanks for the addition, they do look great and I might start using them to separate notes from inline citations ;) Parutakupiu talk || contribs 12:52, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I always thought that was pretty cool. I don't know. But thanks. I'm sure there's stuff in that article that could be noted; I took a look through the actual citations but didn't see any other clear "notes" so I didn't make any others. Jaredtalk  16:14, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
You didn't see any because there weren't any on the references section until a user created that note you edited before you ;) All the refs were inline citations. Parutakupiu talk || contribs 16:34, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

CHICOTW[edit]

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Last week you helped edit the Chicago COTW, but did not vote. Thank you for your help! Your input in future selections would also be appreciated. This week Douglas Park (Chicago) has been chosen. Please help improve it towards the quality level of a Wikipedia featured article. See the To Do List to suggest a change or to see an open tasks list. See past CHICOTWs. Note our good articles.
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TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio) 00:34, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Template:GAonhold[edit]

Why did you revert my image edit? It was a perfectly legitimate edit. Diez2 15:02, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Beautiful[edit]

Hello Jared! Has you got a lot of informations for me about football? Thanks for you answer —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 80.136.246.3 (talk) 14:37, 6 May 2007 (UTC).

Uh, sorry, I don't follow. I'm not sure who you are! Jaredtalk  14:45, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:Eggplant test.png)[edit]

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You described this photo upload as a test, so I've deleted the image under CSD G2. WjBscribe 04:09, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:Cucumber test.png)[edit]

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You described this photo upload as a test, so I've deleted the image under CSD G2. WjBscribe 04:09, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:Corn test.png)[edit]

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I deleted this one too (and the other 22 fruit images you uploaded as tests). Do let me know why - I'm kinda curious about it... :-) WjBscribe 04:38, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
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Thief![edit]

Hey, you stole my userpage! Haha, actually, I really don't care! I'm actually quite flattered! Anyway, happy editing. Jaredt  18:02, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Now that you mention it, can you fix the formatting on the page? Please. :) --Zamkudi 07:43, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

{{Linescore}}[edit]

Yout template was EXACTLY what I wanted to do!!! LOL! I think I'll change my softball ({{Softballbox7}}) one for yours. Otherwise, I would have to create "Softball3", "Softball4", "Softball815", etc. Thanx againa dn see ya! Saulopro 20:05, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Judo at the 2004 Summer Olympics[edit]

Hi Jared, a couple of months ago you requested a split of this article into event pages. What do you think of the result? I'd like to use tournament brackets for all the "match sports" for Olympic results, so judo is a good guinea pig for discussion. Thanks, Andrwsc 23:09, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

I'll respond here. I very much like the result. I think it is very consistent with all the other pages of the 2004 Olympics, and is what I think we should strive for as far as all the other pages. Again, good job. It was not something I was planning on doctoring up anytime soon! The brackets, I've found, work well, as long as the group size is reasonable. Jaredt  23:16, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. The only thing I'm a little bit hesitant about is that I could not use the full name of each athlete because the bracket would be too wide. I'm looking to do Taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics next, and fortunately that sport only has 16 entrants per event, so the brackets are one level less. Andrwsc 00:17, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list removal candidates/List of tallest buildings and structures in the Paris region[edit]

I see you nominated this list back in 2006. Sadly, I think it no longer meets the WP:FLC. Colin°Talk 16:40, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Re: Biathlon[edit]

It should be possible to include the data using a spreadsheet - it looks a bit better now. I'd rather have people's times than the difference, though, because it was an individual race and what was recorded was the time, not the difference behind. Don't have too many feelings either way though. Sam Vimes | Address me 11:48, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Will Shade.jpg[edit]

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Did you know?[edit]

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Images / formatting in your User page/subpages[edit]

Jared - I just created an SVG version of the Olympics WP logo, and I just wanted to let you know that I updated it on one of your subpages. Also, I fixed your Awards subpage by adding {{clear}} [8]. I typically try not to edit other people's user pages, but I always let them know when I do. Aside from that, I hope all is well with you :o) tiZom(2¢) 05:09, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Yes, everything's fine with me! Thank you for letting me know! I usually don't care if someone edits my pages, because 9 times out of 10 it's something that makes it better. Jaredt  11:03, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
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Re: User:Parutakupiu/Sandbox2[edit]

You didn't need to open the talk page for this, it'll get speedy deleted when I'm done :P

I think these tables were created and added like this. I was impressed when I noticed that none of the 2004 gymnastics event pages existed and the main sport article was in that state! Anyway, I'm in the middle of cleaning up all of them, so I hope you don't mind if take full responsibility for this task ;) Cheers! Parutakupiu talk || contribs 21:53, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Take all the responsibility you want! I'll just have you know that I kicked it off with the men's trampoline page, just to set the record straight! Haha. Nice work so far. Well done. Jaredt  21:55, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
Hehe. If you hadn't renamed the trampoline pages, I would've created new ones when I'd be duplicating them instead, so... thank YOU! ;) Parutakupiu talk || contribs 22:12, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
Oh, I had thought you said on Andrwsc's page that you did realize there were trampoline pages! That would have been a catastrophe (on a minor scale)! Jaredt  22:14, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

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Re: Template:SCOTUSCase[edit]

I noticed that you undid an edit of mine that cleaned up the code in Template:SCOTUSCase. I don't understand why. The image should be centered if it's using a <th> command, which it was. The extra code specifying bold and center was superfluous. It was certainly centered in my browsers. Was it different for you? --MZMcBride 16:36, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

That's odd. Because it was not centered in firefox, but then when I went to IE, it was centered. So I'm not sure how to fix this. I'm sure it would be fine if we just put it back to the way it was, because I think it was universally centered there. I had no idea that your edit actually centered the image on IE, so that's why I reverted you. I don't think you should change it back, though, if it doesn't show up right in all browsers. Jaredt  16:49, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

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Image:2012 Olympic bid opposers.gif[edit]

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You tagged this image as GFDL. However, since it's derivative of the official London logo, which is copyrighted, it must be used under fair use. If you could add a fair use rationale to the image, that'd be great. Ral315 » 05:43, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. All set. Jaredt  12:19, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

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PyeongChang 2014 Olympic bid[edit]

I'm confused by your rational on marking this redirect for Speedy Deletion, when you said that "If this page is a redirect, there would be no way for someone to create this page." Since that's not true, I've reverted the page back to the redirect. CitiCat 19:38, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

In other words, if the page is a redirect, a person would automatically think there is a page there, but it's actually a redirect. Instead, if there's a redlink, someone would see that and create a page to fill the redlink. It's worked in the past for me, so I figured it would be appropriate here. In short, these pages should be redirects, they should be their own pages, and the only way to get the message across is redlink them. Jaredt  02:50, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
It's ok - I nuked it. It was redirecting back to the only page it was linked from, so totally useless for that reason. Andrwsc 02:54, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

User:Zamkudi[edit]

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I copied the general code from your userpages. Now there are some changes which I would like to make but cannot due to the technologically challenged nature of my job. :o

  • Could you get the "About me" section to the top, instead of the Wikipedia news section?
  • My "features of the day" section isn't showing up as it does on your userpage. Go Dhokla! -- Zamkudi Dhokla queen! 12:25, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Everything's fixed, except the FotD section. I personally think it's useless, so I'll probably take it off my page eventually. I never look at it. Anyhow, I also changed your (my) color scheme, because I don't want you to take everything of mine! I made it pink, but if you want to change it, ask me or go to User:Zamkudi/MAIN to change the color settings. Jaredt  15:34, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Naeeo. I like the FotD section, at least for the time being! I like the new colour scheme, could you change it to a lighter shade of pink? Go Dhokla! -- Zamkudi Dhokla queen! 08:07, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Medal count[edit]

I find important to show all information, without excluding nothing. Felipe C.S ( talk ) 17:55, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

The new template is unnecessary. The layout of the article was corrupted. Felipe C.S ( talk ) 18:04, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
OMG. The old layout is better, most beautiful. And I'm support to show all information. Felipe C.S ( talk ) 18:11, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
See the featured lists... Please, the old layout is better. Felipe C.S ( talk ) 18:18, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Jared, I don't speak English. I will not obtain to argue equally with nobody. Felipe C.S ( talk ) 18:41, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

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pan american games[edit]

Hi Jared, I found a similar satellite map of the area and marked the locations. Hope this is ok. --Astrokey44 10:19, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Signature[edit]

Hi. I really like your signature, however it is at the limit for signature length. Currently it is 'legal' however please do not make it any longer. For futher reading please read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:SIGNATURE . Thanks for your help in this matter. Djminisite - Talk | Sign 19:19, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Hey, yours is almost just as long! Haha. Well, I'll take a look into it, and see what I can do. Sorry if it caused any problems. Jaredt  03:22, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

WP:BUPC[edit]

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TFA/R revamping[edit]

I am just noticing a lengthy discussion I missed about TFA/R revamping a few months back. The whole Raul fan club seems to have gotten involved. Raul actually does a tremendous job, but I think the process could be improved. I proposed something about 5 months ago at Wikipedia:Today's_featured_article/amendment_proposal. I am now not sure how one gets on the main page. It looks like the whole request system has died except for a few select dates. The article I want to get onto the main page, Chicago Board of Trade Building has a June anniversary, so I have to hope space frees up in May or June so I can get on this impossible to get onto request page. What are your thoughts on the current state of WP:TFA.TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 21:35, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Image source problem with Image:Wrestling 2008.gif[edit]

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Happy First Edit Day[edit]

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Featured sounds[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Canoe-Kayak Flatwater 2008.gif[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Template:Olympic bid/history[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:Olympic bid/history requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

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Thanks. --MZMcBride (talk) 04:16, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Delayed thanks[edit]

It looks like, with this sequence of edits more than a year ago, you allowed pages that transclude Portal:Box-header to optionally enable section-editing. That's cool. Thank-you! (sdsds - talk) 05:40, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Seal_of_granby_ct.gif[edit]

Image Copyright problem

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Pan am 1951.jpg[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Pan am 1955.jpg[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Pan am 1959.jpg[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Pan am 1963.jpg[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Pan am 1967.jpg[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Pan am 1975.jpg[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Pan am 1979.jpg[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Pan am 1983.jpg[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Pan am 1991.gif[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Pan am 1999.gif[edit]

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Invite[edit]

Century Tower

As a current or past contributor to a related article, I thought I'd let you know about WikiProject University of Florida, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of University of Florida. If you would like to participate, you can visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks and related articles. Thanks!

Jccort (talk) 03:10, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

1976 Summer Olympics medal count[edit]

Hi, I was wondering what you thought of this article, which was modeled after the 1928 page and I was intending on making an FLC once the other is completed. -- Scorpion0422 20:57, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

So are you satisfied with the list, or is there anything huge I need to do before I nominate it? -- Scorpion0422 18:24, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:French military victories.png)[edit]

Nuvola apps important blue.svg Thanks for uploading Image:French military victories.png. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

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Image question[edit]

Hi Jared, with ref to this image, it is showing as being both copyright and public-domain, it probably should be one or the other. I note here that UIUC does seem to claim copyrights. Can you clarify whether or not the image is acceptable on Wikipedia? Since anyone else could go take a free photo, a fair-use claim doesn't seem workable here. Thanks! Franamax (talk) 06:43, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:Current sport delay[edit]

Template:Current sport delay has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. Thank you.
As the creator of this template, I thought you should know. -- Yellowdesk (talk) 00:33, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

2006 Winter Olympics[edit]

There is a dead reference in the 2006 Winter Olympics, apparently added by you a while ago. I thought about deleting it, but if you happen to have the source, you might want to try and fix it. GregorB (talk) 20:25, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Hey, thanks a lot! I actually found the old source (by going back and finding what "Events" referenced). It seems that when I converted the Olympics template into an automatic-type deal, I got rid of the source that the dead one referred to. Anyway, I put the whole thing back in, so we're all good! Thanks for coming to me first! Jared (t)  22:18, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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In recognition in all of your edits and becaue of your generocity to Wikipedia, I award you this barnstar. Your contributions have not fully been recognized and I hope that through this barnstar they are.    Juthani1   tcs 02:34, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
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I thank you greatly for your kind words! I look forward to editing with you in the future! Jared (t)  18:51, 30 May 2008 (UTC)