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Kevin Haynes[edit]

You know the silliness in all that is this is a real guy and may just be notable enough for an article. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 14:16, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

No it's a different guy and the other is unfindable. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 14:20, 31 May 2006 (UTC)


Between his two edits, BANG! (talk · contribs) simply added and removed a space, so there wasn't anything to revert. [1] Thanks for keeping watch though. :) Cheers, Sango123 22:06, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Yes, sadly, along with BOOM!! (talk · contribs) and POP! (talk · contribs). Sango123 22:33, 2 June 2006 (UTC)


Thank you for the welcome Merovingian! (I like your name.) I've just been clicking random article, it's lots of fun! Any suggestions on how else to get started? Parliament of Owls 01:59, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks! I like the orange new messages bar... Parliament of Owls 02:11, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

Hey Merovingian! Thanks for dropping by my Talk page! I appreciate the visit! Just curious, how did you find me? --DennyCrane 15:13, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

BOT - Regarding your recent protection of Fook Clan:[edit]

You recently protected[2] this page but did not put in a protection summary. If this is an actual (not deleted) article, article talk, or project page, make sure that it is listed on WP:PP. Please be sure to use protection summaries when you protect pages. Do not remove this notice until a day or so, otherwise it may get reposted. Thanks. VoABot 15:59, 4 June 2006 (UTC)


Thank you very much, Merovingian for this nice message! I've got a question. can you tell me some articles which I can write? every article form me has the theme "Geography". Are in the English-wikipedia categories which names "Geography". Thanks again, --Killaruna 15:27, 4 June 2006 (UTC) (please call me Bangin :-)...killaruna is my nickname )


Hi Merovingian! Thanks very much for your lovely welcome message and the useful links! --Karl 19:27, 4 June 2006 (UTC)


Lol, really, Ryan? Ahh well, when you've been at odds with Daniel Brandt and had those guys at Wikipedia Review on your back, trust me, these are nothing but a bunch of kids covering their mouths and giggling when you pass by. Don't pay them attention, and they will quickly lose interest in us. Just to have a look at it, could you plese give me the URL? Kisses! Phaedriel tell me - 19:59, 4 June 2006 (UTC)



Thank you for the warm welcome. I have several questions, I will leave you a note on them soon. Leaders100 22:09, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

I have seen references on talk about a project to "wikify" a page. What is "wikify"? Is there a general template for creating the general desired layout of an article page? Thanks.

Leaders100 00:58, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the information and the quick response. When there are clear factual errors what is the preferred approach for correcting them? An example: There are several inaccurate quotes in an article that I am interested in working on. They are in a new section of the article that has a lot of good content. Large numbers of incorrect quotes circulate which are attributed to the subject of the article, so it is difficult to get it right. Leave a message in talk before correcting factual errors or go ahead and make corrections?

Leaders100 01:22, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

I have read "Getting started" and "Editing Wikipedia." Do you have any additional tips or general advice for a newbie?

Leaders100 01:31, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

What do the "(???)" in text mean? I see that each ? has a related number when the "edit this page" function is opened, but it isn't clear to me what the numbers mean. Thanks.

Leaders100 03:56, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

   * Just In Time (ジャストインタイム) (JIT)
   * Kanban (看板, also かんばん) (engl.: Sign, Index Card)
   * Muda (無駄, also ムダ) (engl.: Waste)
   * Heijunka (平準化) (engl.: Production Smoothing)
   * Andon (アンドン) (engl.: Signboard)
   * Poka-yoke (ポカヨケ) (engl.: fail-safing - to avoid (yokeru) inadvertent errors (poka))
   * Jidoka (自働化) (engl.: Autonomation - automation with human intelligence)
   * Kaizen (改善) (engl.: Continuous Improvement)

When the page is opened to edit:
  • Just In Time (ジャストインタイム) (JIT)
  • Kanban (看板, also かんばん) (engl.: Sign, Index Card)
  • Muda (無駄, also ムダ) (engl.: Waste)
  • Heijunka (平準化) (engl.: Production Smoothing)
  • Andon (アンドン) (engl.: Signboard)
  • Poka-yoke (ポカヨケ) (engl.: fail-safing - to avoid (yokeru) inadvertent errors (poka))
  • Jidoka (自働化) (engl.: Autonomation - automation with human intelligence)
  • Kaizen (改善) (engl.: Continuous Improvement)

Leaders100 01:01, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

You will need to open edit for this section to see the numbers associated with each question mark.

Leaders100 01:05, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

OK Thanks. I see ???? in several articles I am interested in, I will fix them.
If you have time, could you look at an article I have been working on and give me an assessment on how far it is from a good article and some of the key areas of work it will need to become a good article? I understand if you are not able to do this because you are busy. Thanks. W. Edwards Deming

Leaders100 01:44, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for reviewing the article and the information that it is my browser not errors in the text. Thank you for answering my questions.

Leaders100 02:07, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

What does "process wonking" mean? Thanks.

Leaders100 18:33, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

From RFA comments: (user name deleted) "has a long history of process wonking, not to mention a fine talent for what I call "civil rudeness": saying extraordinarily rude things in a manner calculated as to not be objectionable enough for people to actually call him on the carpet. A fine talent in a lawyer, I suppose, but I consider him unfit to be an admin."

Leaders100 19:06, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Could you look at the W. Edwards Deming article and give some feedback on if it is moving toward the good article criteria (as time permits). I have been working on adding notes, format/style, and consistency. I want to make sure I am heading in the right direction. Some factual errors still need correction and other statements need to be verified. Any suggestions on moving toward the good article criteria are welcomed. Thanks.

Leaders100 21:38, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your assistance.

Leaders100 22:35, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

I am reaching my limits on the W. Edwards Deming article. I believe that all the factual errors have been removed and references added to support all or almost every key point. I don't have the experience to do more work on the visual formatting and other issues to improve the article. I have requested editing help in a number of places but response has been modest. Any suggests on how I can find a more experienced editor(s) to try to move it to GA or better?

Leaders100 18:41, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your suggestion. Leaders100 22:19, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
I have started working on a messy stub with an important topic. If you could take a look and give me any feedback and suggestions it is appreciated. Reuven Feuerstein Thanks Leaders100 22:26, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the help and suggestions. I moved the cleanup notice to talk because I thought I had addressed the issues in the notice. Should I put it back on the article page? Feuerstein is primarily an educator and cognitive educational theorist. I have been trying to figure out more about categories but haven't made much progress on where/how to find what the choices are. Leaders100 22:47, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the category help, making more sense now. Leaders100 23:07, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Deletion of Extiontioners and other related pages[edit]

I just got a notice at the top of my Extinctioners page, how do I prevent deletion?! please contact me at my talk (RVDDP2501) —Preceding unsigned comment added by RVDDP2501 (talkcontribs)

Are you a woman or a man??=[edit]

Hi! I was just curious if you are a woman or a man. Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Are you blind, or is your monitor malfunctioning? Λυδαcιτγ(TheJabberwock) 03:42, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
No personal attacks, please —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Hello Merovingian! I've decided to start contributing to wikipedia recently. Thanks for these useful links. They're just what a rookie like me needs!User:Tikai 13:08, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Userpage protection[edit]

I have temporaly protected your userpage because it was a vandal target, due to a specific recent AfD debate. Let me know when would you like me to unprotect it. --Tone 19:12, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Right, you are an admin already. So you can unprotect it when you want :-) --Tone 19:49, 6 June 2006 (UTC)


I noticed you previously deleted the article It's been recreated at LoadingReadyRun. Please check it and see if it warrants deletion again.--Drat (Talk) 17:56, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

I suggest giving them a week or two to prove importance. If they don't/can't, send it to AFD.--Drat (Talk) 18:08, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Ehren Watada[edit]

I you haven't already weighed in, you may want to take a look at [3]--Beth Wellington 05:28, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

asteroid stubs[edit]

Hey, I'm on new page patrol and noticed your work. Why all the new asteroid stubs? Just curious.--Chaser T 07:14, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Fair enough. I'm glad I didn't start prodding them.--Chaser T 07:21, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Hey You[edit]

I dont like your attitude signed tf01 —Preceding unsigned comment added by JWT123 (talkcontribs)


THe page I have been creating is about my brother and not my self (we are twins) If could leave the page for just a little while that would be great because I made it for his birthday (he really is moving to England to play football.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by JWT123 (talkcontribs)

AS we say in the land down under (Australia) Cheers! (Thank You) —Preceding unsigned comment added by JWT123 (talkcontribs)

Ainvil(l)e ?[edit]

I grew up in W Lothian, and have been back there off and on for 40-odd years, and I can't say I ever heard of it. Nor could I find it with Multimap or Mappoint. There is clearly a place called Ainville, somewhere near Kirknewton, but it can't be much more than a farm or two houses as even on the 1:50k map it escaped me. Can I ask what your source was for this ? Angus McLellan (Talk) 17:00, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the pointer. I'll see what I can find in the way of confirmation. All the best ! Angus McLellan (Talk) 09:58, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

How Are You?[edit]

Greetings, Merovingian!
I've been away for about six weeks. I am pleased to see some of my articles have been patrolled in my absence (e.g. Katie Holmes). Haven't heard from you in a while. How are you doing? PedanticallySpeaking 16:49, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

What Kind of Images should be listed as fair use[edit]

My native tongue isn't English. So I have difficuly understanding laws. I've got some historical images Will they qualify as "Fair Use"? And they're not from the US or EU Will I have to check the local copyright law or something? User:Tikai 02:28, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to VandalProof![edit]

Thank you for your interest in VandalProof, Merovingian! 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. - Glen 06:09, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

A short Esperanzial update[edit]

As you may have gathered, discussions have been raging for about a week on the Esperanza talk page as to the future direction of Esperanza. Some of these are still ongoing and warrant more input (such as the idea to scrap the members list altogether). However, some decisions have been made and the charter has hence been amended. See what happened. Basically, the whole leadership has had a reshuffle, so please review the new, improved charter.

As a result, we are electing 4 people this month. They will replace JoanneB and Pschemp and form a new tranche A, serving until December. Elections will begin on 2006-07-02 and last until 2006-07-09. If you wish to run for a Council position, add your name to the list before 2006-07-02. For more details, see Wikipedia:Esperanza/June 2006 elections.

Thanks and kind, Esperanzial regards, —Celestianpower háblame 16:00, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Richard C. Hoagland[edit]

Now, I'm curious about this: where did you get Hoagland's middle-name from? While this is the name that was in the article previously, no one has provided any source that actually calls him by that name. Alan Archer asked in the talk page, but no one has responded yet. -- Consumed Crustacean | Talk | 19:38, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

Proposal on Notability[edit]

Because you're a member of the Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians, I'm notifying you that the inclusionist proposa Wikipedia:Non-notabilityl is in progress to define the role of notability in articles. Please help us make this successful! Also note the proposal Wikipedia:Importance is a deletionist proposla that seeks to officially introduce notabiltiy for the first time. Make sure this is defeated! --Ephilei 22:18, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

First edit anniversary[edit]

Salutations, Mr. Turner. I just wanted to wish you a happy wiki-birthday, on behalf of all of us at Esperanza! Happy editing, as usual, as well. Regards, Merovingian {T C @} 12:17, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the salutations. They're always appreciated. joturner 04:08, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Image Tagging commons:Image:Philae from southeast.jpg[edit]

The Image commons:Image:Philae from southeast.jpg was moved some time ago to the commons-project. I notice the image page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. Any unsourced and untagged images will be deleted one week after they have been tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Could you add the missing information to the image? Thank you --Kajk 14:44, 27 June 2006 (UTC) (For questions please contact me at my commons or german userpage)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:Marisa Miller Shape cover.jpg)[edit]

Warning sign
This media may be deleted.

Thanks for uploading Image:Marisa Miller Shape cover.jpg. I notice the 'image' page currently specifies that the image can be used under a fair use license. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image 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.

If you have uploaded other fair use media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that any fair use images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Abu Badali 02:03, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

Hello, Merovingian. In reply to your question on Marisa Miller, the use of magazine covers to illustrate the article on the person depicted on the cover is against the Wikipedia policy on fair use. See counter-exemple #7 in Fair use Counterexamples. Hope you understand, let me know of any other questions. Best regards, --Abu Badali 04:04, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

Here comes the Spiderman![edit]

(Wikipedia:No climbing the Reichstag dressed as Spiderman)

I have threatened to climb the Reichstag, dressed up as and did so, became bollocked from editing for violating Wikipedia policy against climbing the Reichstag dressed as Spiderman, and then had it become an official policy on Wikipedia (and to be an official decree by the Supreme Cabal Regime of the English Wikipedia (SCREW)). Is Absolutley fantasitic!. This is so great!

"In extreme cases editors may be tempted to climb the Reichstag building dressed as Spiderman in order to promote their cause. This is absolutely forbidden and can result in an indefinite block from editing Wikipedia."

You may not do this.
Nor on Tower bridge either.

This single event is a great example of all the good qualities of our beloved Wikipedia! Horay!

Thats what I love about this Wonderful, wonderful website.

Next stop: The Kremlin!


Dfrg.msc 08:57, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

Image:Wynn letter.png is obsolete[edit]

An image that you uploaded, Image:Wynn letter.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. This is because it has been obsoleted by a new vector at Image:Wynn.svg. However, if you believe there is a reason to keep it nonetheless, please see its listing and express your opinion. Thank you. - Рэдхот 13:47, 29 June 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for adding semi-protection to eon8, should've been protected ages ago. ;)--Andeh 00:45, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

You may want to leave a note at the requests for protection page -->[4] that you semi-protected it.--Andeh 00:51, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for the helpful information and welcome. TV Newser 01:54, 1 July 2006 (UTC)