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Feel free to leave me any comment you like, don't be scarey! Not as if any of you are; just read...


I've moved your archive to User:Lighthead/Archive 1, and fixed the link above, as you had mistakenly created this in mainspace. – Tivedshambo (talk) 20:00, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Userboxes on other users' pages

Hi Lighthead,

You appear to be adding userboxes of your own creation to other editors' user pages:

  • In some cases, for example atUser:Tarnation, you're adding boxes to users that have not edited in a while.
  • In other cases, for example at User:Fast Times at Ridgemont High, you're creating a user page for a user name that has not been created yet.
  • In at least one other case, at User:Mystic, you've created a template-space userbox, and redirected a user page to the template space.

In no case, at least looking at your pre-archived talk page, have I seen anyone ask you to do this for them, and your "email this user" option has not been enabled, so they can't be asking for it there.

I'm pretty sure you need to stop doing this, because:

  • Per this guideline, modifying other users' user pages without their permission is frowned upon;
  • When you create pages for user names that have not been created, you see the message: "Wikipedia does not have a user page with this exact name. In general, this page should be created and edited by User:Example. If in doubt, please verify that "Example" exists."
  • Per WP:Userbox, userboxes in the Template space need to be encyclopedic.

My advice is to take the templates you've created, and put them in your own user space. If another user asks for one, they can transclude it or subst it. If they didn't ask for one, you should revert your edits. If you created a new page doing this in template space or a user page for an unregistered user name, I think you're going to need admin help deleting some of these. You just put {{db-author}} at the top of each page and an admin will delete it.

If you disagree that this is wrong, we can go elsewhere for another opinion, but I'm pretty confident I'm right. --barneca (talk) 03:04, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi Lighthead,
Glad to see it was a misunderstanding. I see what you were trying to do now, and I see you got everything you needed moved to your user space. Since it looks like you aren't active right now, I'm going to go ahead and tag those pages as speedy delete candidates, and that should be the end of it. I see you already got the template pages deleted.
I hadn't thought about the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High in years; thanks for reminding me and making me smile. Good luck with your userbox creation. --barneca (talk) 12:25, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
The userbox image appears to be non-free. I would recommend removing it from the userbox, since such images can't be used outside of the article space. Leebo T/C 16:04, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

Mursiel and Baviel

Hey. I have never come across these terms before and therefore am afraid I cannot help you. You probably did this, but I googled them and those words appeared in a few texts that appeared to be Latin. I will ask some of my older relatives who have a greater understanding of aramaic and let you know if anything comes up. Tourskin 23:43, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Photek User box

I'm as mystified as you are, frankly. My best guess is that there's something wonky with the animated gif in the userbox, but I'm really not sure (although the template shows up fine in my sandbox). I've only created a couple of userboxes myself, and it took me about twelve tries to get them right, so I may not be the best person to ask. Have you tried User:Mets501 or someone? He hosts a lot of userboxes, though I'm not sure how many of them he set up; in any event, he certainly knows more than I do.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help. In any event, I can at least confirm that you're not nuts. Sarcasticidealist 01:28, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Re: Photo Permission

Yes you can, but you need to ask the right things and then send the permission into Wikipedia for verification of permission. See WP:COPYREQ for what to ask and where to send the e-mail in and more information. Good luck! MECUtalk 12:52, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Also, you should upload free images (never fair use) to Commons. Images like the one you ask permission for and Image:Bison running.jpg too. MECUtalk 12:53, 4 August 2007 (UTC)
You need to provide the source of the image on the Commons page. It's marked for deletion because of the mission source information. A url link to the image on Flickr will be good. MECUtalk 12:58, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
If it's the same name, you do nothing. Once the image is deleted from Wikipedia, it will automatically start using the image from Commons. After you moved it to Commons, it takes at least 5 days before getting deleted from Wikipedia, perhaps longer though. MECUtalk 12:59, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

My userbox

Sarcasticidealist reffered you to me. He said you might be able to help me with my userbox; {{User:Lighthead/Photek}}. I was trying to post it onto the listing of userboxes under musical artists, but the page went all sorts of wonky. I was wondering if you knew what that was about or if you recommend I tweak the code on the listing (in terms of my own userbox, not anybody elses). Well anyway, I'm open to anything. Like I was telling him I was going (n)fucking (f)nuts. Thanks so much. þ 06:29, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

I've fixed the userbox and added it to the main directory. I'd like to add though, please fix your signature so you aren't double-posting on all talk pages. It's also common courtesy to have your username in your signature, instead of just a symbol. —METS501 (talk) 18:39, 4 August 2007 (UTC)
To tell you the truth, I'm not exactly sure what was wrong with the userbox, but using {{userbox}} did the trick. —METS501 (talk)

I uploaded an image onto the Commons

How do I use an image I uploaded onto the Commons? I tried to put it on one of my userpages subpage but nothing comes up. Could you tell me what code to put. Thanks, oh and thanks by the way for helping me with my userbox. Lighthead 19:36, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Just use it like you would any other image. You uploaded Image:West apex 1.JPG to commons, so to use it here just use the code [[Image:West apex 1.JPG]]. —METS501 (talk) 19:38, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

I asked somebody else this question

I asked somebody else this question, but they appear to not be online; anyway here's the question, it's regarding an image I have on wikipedia called Bison running.jpg: How do I send Bison running to the Commons? Do I need to have deleted the Wikipedia version and then make a separate one there. Lighthead 21:33, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Hi; please see Wikipedia:Moving images to the Commons for help moving images to commons. —METS501 (talk) 22:38, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

David Duchovny

I was busy in meatspace. If you are still interested, replace the code "| image = David_Duchovny_at_Toronto.jpg|400px" with "| image = Msf74.jpg|175px" You can increase or decrease "px". However I feel you should crop the image in your computer before using it. That will give the subject more prominence.--Countincr ( t@lk ) 14:57, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Notability (pornographic actors)

There is a discussion occuring here regarding nominations for an award counting as a sign of notability. As an active participant in WP:P*, your input is welcomed. Tabercil 15:58, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Thank you

Thanks for the barnstar. Right now, I think all the articles related to the project have the banner placed on them. I'm going to try to work to expand some of the major articles in the near future as well. Unfortunately, my knowledge about the Kabbalah Centre, and particularly the individuals associated with it, is limited, as are my available print resources. If you can help provide any sources for the inclusion of names on the list, it'd help a lot. I'm also going to try to get the Kabbalah article itself up to release version and 1.0 standards, and hopefully include it in the next release version, but that's going to probably be at least a few days. Thanks again for the award, and I do hope to do a bit more shortly with the project. John Carter 16:04, 15 August 2007 (UTC)


You're from guatemala?Cool!My parents are from there =).--Mariofan90 20:16, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Kabbalah template?

I'm assuming you mean Template:WikiProject Kabbalah. Can you point me toward a specific article where this problem exists? John Carter 21:06, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

You have to enter them in with a ":" right after the opening "[["'s for it to work there, like Category:Kabbalah. I fixed the three first categories so that the main word will appear. John Carter 21:39, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

Regarding the cabal

OK, I'll confess -- there is a cabal!

If what you are interested in is creating an icon at the top of the page that links to a page in your userspace, like Ryulong's, I suggest you check out the code that he used to create it, copy it to a page in your userspace, and customize it to make it your own. If you need any further advice, I will be happy to help. =) --krimpet 06:45, 5 September 2007 (UTC)


A tag has been placed on Galdr-magic, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a very short article providing little or no context to the reader. Please see Wikipedia:Stub for our minimum information standards for short articles. Also please note that articles must be on notable subjects and should provide references to reliable sources that verify their content.

Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself. If you plan to expand the article, you can request that administrators wait a while for you to add contextual material. To do this, affix the template {{hangon}} to the article and state your intention on the article's talk page. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. --Finngall talk 22:29, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Cite your sources

I notice you're changing data in several astrology articles. It is very important that you cite the sources you use for those changes. I'm going to tag them with a [citation needed] tag for now, but if they stay unreferenced for long they will probably be changed back. Pairadox 03:02, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

The only thing that is kind of embarassing is that I'm bad at doing the code for referencing. I can tell you the book I got it from and the ISBN no. and everything if you want to do it for me. Either that or teach me how to do it. The book is "The Instant Astrologer" by Felix Lyle and Bryan Aspland. And the ISBN no. is 0-312-19427-7. But I'd actually prefer that you teach me because I actually get in trouble alot because I don't reference things. I tried it at first and it went good but the last times I've tried it everything went haywire. So... if you could teach me. Thanks. Lighthead þ 21:04, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
Not a problem. The easiest place I've found to start is at Wikipedia:Citation templates, which has a list of the more popular templates. Once I've decided which one is appropriate, I then click on the link and go to that specific template page. On that page you will find a blank form that you can copy and paste into the article and fill in. If you don't have all the information, that's fine, just fill in what you do have. (Each page has instructions explaining the various parameters.) Put a <ref> in front of the template and a </ref> after it and be sure that there's a section for references with {{reflist}} (that causes them to show up). I'd also suggest reading WP:FOOTNOTES for more general information about formatting. If you need any help or want me to do one as a demonstration, just let me know. Pairadox 23:26, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
I went ahead and did one for Aries (astrology). You can see the coding I used by following this link. Hope that helps. Pairadox 01:10, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
Congratulations! Pairadox 18:05, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Copyrighted images on userboxes

Information icon.svg A non-free image was recently removed from one or more of your userboxes. Please be advised that Wikipedia takes copyright very seriously. Wikipedia policy does not allow templates (which includes userboxes) or user pages to contain any copyrighted content not under a free license; so, for example, claims under "fair use" are explicitly rejected. This clause is to be interpreted strictly and without exception, for legal reasons. You can research Wikipedia's non-free content policy for more details.

I hope this does not discourage you from creating more userboxes; your contributions to Wikipedia are greatly appreciated. For images and other media that are freely available for use in userpages and userboxes, check out Wikimedia Commons. Thank you. - Mtmelendez (Talk|UB|Home) 04:49, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

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You might be interested in this --andreasegde 15:08, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:WikiProject California/Los Angeles task force This user wants you to join the Los Angeles task force.

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Would you take a look?

An image used in the article on the first Bangladeshi pornstar Jazmin, Image:WorshipThisBitch3.jpg, the cover of the DVD that made her the selling point, a first for a Bangladeshi, is up for deletion here. You may be interested to take a look. Aditya(talkcontribs) 21:23, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Flag icons

Information.svg Please do not add flag icons for locations of birth and death in biographical articles, as you did to Lindsay Lohan, per Wikipedia policy. Thank you. Ward3001 (talk) 02:27, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

"Just tell me in person what the policy is because being here for as long as I have I've discovered that those policy articles are a bunch of political b.s.": No politics, just a policy to avoid problems. From WP:FLAG, flags are not to be used for birth and death locations primarily because "doing so may imply an incorrect citizenship or nationality". Secondly, flags add nothing to the article except decoration ("Flag images should be useful to the reader, not merely decorative").
"I still see them on some biography articles": There are lots of errors in Wikipedia; they just haven't all been fixed yet. Seeing flags where they shouldn't be doesn't mean you should continue adding them.
Thanks. Ward3001 (talk) 18:58, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject The Beatles

Your user name is on the “Inactive, or have just popped out for a cup of tea...” list on the Wikipedia:WikiProject The Beatles page. You can move it back to the “Participants” list if you feel this is not the case. :) --andreasegde (talk) 16:57, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

thought you needed one : )

message Roy Stanley (talk) 23:32, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

haha excactly, i was looking for a award youd like, didnt know it was about fire flys lol peace -roy —Preceding unsigned comment added by Royissick (talkcontribs) 12:39, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:User goa-psytrance

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If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it is substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{transclusionless}}</noinclude>).

Thanks. --MZMcBride (talk) 21:06, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Can you help me?

Catholic user Cuchullain continues to censure the article Religion in the United States. --Esimal (talk) 19:56, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

He censures also advices in his talk. --Esimal (talk) 19:58, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

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Howdy Lighthead!

Rosycross-Tetragrammaton.svg This user is a mystic.

The image in User:Lighthead/Mystic has been removed, would you like to choose a new one? That'll be great. BFN, --Scriberius (talk) 21:49, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

"The way you edit"

I'm sorry, but the above phrase is not really particularly clear, so it's hard to answer. If you could give a few more details, that'd help a lot. John Carter (talk) 14:48, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

In editing what, though. Clearly, most of us are actively invovled in "editing" of some kind or other. If your talking about copyediting there's the Wikipedia:League of Copyeditors, but otherwise, the question is still a bit vague to be able to offer any substantive response. John Carter (talk) 15:20, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

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Lack of response

You aren't the only one who faces that situation, believe me. It is unfortunately the case that there are a lot of articles which haven't been watched by anyone, so, understandably, no one notices the addition to respond to it. In cases like that, the best alternatives are (1) to contact the project which has placed its banner on the article that you personally think is most likely to respond, probably by leaving a message on its talk page, or (2) to contact all the projects which have placed their banners on the article. That's generally about it, unfortunately. :) John Carter (talk) 22:58, 24 March 2008 (UTC)