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Posting copyrighted material on Talk:Vietnam in the Time of the Second World War[edit]

Please do not copy the text of a copyrighted web page into Wikipedia, as you did on Talk:Vietnam in the Time of the Second World War. Pages that violate other websites' copyright will be deleted. If you repeatedly create pages with copyrighted text, you may be blocked from editing.

In order for the page not to be deleted, please write the entire page in your own words without copying anything from other websites. If you are the copyright owner, please email me for clarification. Thank you! Resurgent insurgent 00:17, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Ba.n vui lo\ng ddo.c tai\ lie^u. na^\y. Ba.n vui lo\ng ddu'\ng co/ la^/y tai\ lie^.u tu'\ no'i kha/c va\ dde^? vao\ Wikipedia ne^/u ta khong co/ cho phe/p. Ca^/m o'n. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 07:00, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

October 2007[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to make constructive contributions to Wikipedia, at least one of your recent edits, such as the one you made to Template:History of Burma, did not appear to be constructive and has been reverted or removed. Please use the sandbox for any test edits you would like to make, and take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. Chris 02:10, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

You have recently recreated or reposted material at Talk:Vietnam in the Time of the Second World War which previously was deleted in accordance with Wikipedia's deletion policies. Please do not recreate this article without prior approval from an administrator or you may be blocked from editing. We ask that you respect what Wikipedia is not. If you disagree with the article's deletion, you may seek an independent deletion review. Since you have done this action more than once (2 to be exact), please consider this to be your only notice and final warning. You may create the article using non-copyrighted information, however reposting the same copyrighted information again may lead to a temporary block. Please don't feel discouraged to continue with your contributions in Wikipedia. If you have any questions, feel free to consult with me or with User:Awyong Jeffrey Mordecai Salleh. Regards, - Mtmelendez (Talk|UB|Home) 02:59, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Logging in?[edit]

It's easy. Click on this link pick any username you want and provide the necessary information. Please remember that you need a valid e-mail address to join. Being a registered users gives you access to various tools, which can help you in creating and editing articles. If you have any problems or questions, ask me again. - Mtmelendez (Talk|UB|Home) 03:13, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

It means you must re-type the password you chose. This is to make sure you entered the password correctly. If your password is "guitar", just enter "guitar" again. This is to make sure that the first password you chose was not "giutar" as entered by mistake. - Mtmelendez (Talk|UB|Home) 03:29, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Once you have your username and your password, click on the link on the top right corner of the page (it's at the very top!). Enter them both and you should be logged in under your new username. To make sure, instead of the Log in at the top, it should say you username followed by my talk, my preferences, my watchlist, etc. - Mtmelendez (Talk|UB|Home) 03:54, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Well, there's two types of protections. The first is a semi-protection, which limits IP addresses and new users (including you) from editing. Wait a few days and you should be able to edit the article. The other type is full protection, which noone but administrators can edit. - Mtmelendez (Talk|UB|Home) 22:14, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject Vietnam[edit]

Hi, I see you're making edits to Vietnam-related articles and I'd like to invite you to join Wikipedia:WikiProject Vietnam, where we collaborate on improving Vietnam-related articles. Just add your username under the "Participants" section. Happy editing! Badagnani 00:03, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Military history of Vietnam[edit]

I'm not sure these belong in that template. Can we discuss this at Wikipedia:WikiProject Vietnam? Badagnani 01:44, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

The main thing is, it overlaps with other time periods already in the template, and I looked at some templates for other countries like China, and don't see the World Wars there. This is why I suggest proposing this at Wikipedia:WikiProject Vietnam, so we can build a consensus for this, and how to do it. Badagnani 02:15, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Removal of Chinese characters from articles about Vietnamese history[edit]

You have been removing Chinese characters from articles about Vietnamese history without explaining your actions. While Vietnamese currently do not use Chinese characters, they are appropriate for the time period being described. DHN 08:17, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Please discuss your opinion regarding this issue at Wikipedia:WikiProject Vietnam before making changes wholesale. That way, your edits will be more likely to stick. DHN 09:23, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

Hi, there. In case you didn't know, when you add content to talk pages and Wikipedia pages that have open discussion, you should sign your posts by typing four tildes ( ~~~~ ) at the end of your comment. On many keyboards, the tilde is entered by holding the Shift key, and pressing the key with the tilde pictured. You may also click on the signature button Button sig2.png located above the edit window. This will automatically insert a signature with your name and the time you posted the comment. This information is useful because other editors will be able to tell who said what, and when. Thank you! --SineBot 09:36, 14 October 2007 (UTC)


November 2007[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. A page you recently created, Talk:Vietnam in the time of the Second World War, may not conform to some of Wikipedia's guidelines for new pages, so it will shortly be removed (if it hasn't been already). Please use the sandbox for any tests you may want to do and please read our introduction page to learn more about contributing. Thank you. —slakrtalk / 05:41, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Copyright violations[edit]

Please stop copy and pasting copyrighted text into Wikipedia articles and talk pages. This is a serious violation of policy. If you continue, this IP address will be blocked from editing, just as your registered account was. - auburnpilot talk 04:04, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Information.svg Please refrain from making unconstructive edits to Wikipedia, as you did to Cambodia under Vietnamese occupation (1979-1989). Your edits appear to constitute vandalism and have been reverted. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you. KnowledgeOfSelf | talk 04:53, 8 December 2007 (UTC)


dude you just attacked what i said without thinking what is wrong with you can't a guy compliment a person who does a good job? seriously man chill out and watch the language.--ANOMALY-117 (talk) 06:13, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Re:Duy Tan[edit]

Use this picture. It's taken in 1907, so it should be in the public domain by now. DHN (talk) 01:53, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

I didn't upload that picture, User:Badagnani did. You can upload pictures if you sign up for an account. DHN (talk) 11:06, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

November 2007[edit]

Please do not replace Wikipedia pages with blank content, as you did to Duy Tan. Blank pages are harmful to Wikipedia because they have a tendency to confuse readers. If it is a duplicate article, please redirect it to an appropriate existing page. If the page has been vandalised, please revert it to the last legitimate version. If you feel that the content of a page is inappropriate, please edit the page and replace it with appropriate content. If you believe there is no hope for the page, please see the deletion policy for how to proceed. Badagnani (talk) 10:14, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Category nesting[edit]

Please check the Manual of Style; "Battles of X" categories need to be at the same level as "Wars of X" categories, not placed inside them. Thanks! Kirill 14:02, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

I've created Category:Military operations involving Vietnam for your use. Hopefully that'll make the intended relationship between the sub-categories (per WP:MILMOS#CONFLICTS) a bit clearer. Kirill 14:10, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Re:Bao cap[edit]

It seems to be translated as "subsidy period" and "Nam Bac Trieu" is the article Southern and Northern Dynasties of Vietnam. DHN (talk) 10:18, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

"Uprising and fight for national independence", "The Golden Age and territorial expansion", "Southern and Northern Dynasties and the national partition", "End of monarchy and the rise of Communism". DHN (talk) 20:07, 23 December 2007 (UTC)


In English, it would be: "Don't bother doing it! I have only one love. In my heart there is only the pharaoh, and nobody can make me forget him. I will die if necessary to remain faithful to him!" DHN (talk) 06:01, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Note that pharaoh is only applicable to native Egyptian rulers. Greek rulers of Egypt, such as Cleopatra and Ptolemy XIII should not be referred to as pharaohs. DHN (talk) 06:04, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Vietnamese minority in Thailand[edit]

Hello, what is your source that Vietnamese people represent a minority ethnic group in Thailand? Badagnani (talk) 01:37, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Re:Doi moi[edit]

You should raise that complaint with the person who performed the moving. DHN (talk) 04:50, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Siamosaurus Warning[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg Please stop. If you continue to vandalize Wikipedia, as you did to Siamosaurus, you will be blocked from editing. --Mr Fink (talk) 00:02, 3 February 2008 (UTC)



Birds are dinosaurs because they evolved from small theropods. The dinosaurs that are closest to early birds are deinonychosaurs, like Microraptor.

Dinosaurs as we usually think of them did not fly or live completely in the water. When birds are included, of course this goes out the window, but it's usually simpler to think of the two as different things. J. Spencer (talk) 01:12, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Well, the reason animals like plesiosaurs, pterosaurs, etc. are not dinosaurs is that they have various anatomical difference from dinosaurs. Even the earliest marine reptiles, for example, had limbs that stuck out to the side, whereas dinosaurs had them tucked under the body, and this leads to a lot of differences in the arms, legs, shoulders, and hips (in fact, it would be very hard for dinosaurs to stick their hind legs to the sides because the hip joint is a peg and socket, and the knees and ankles were simple hinges). For better or worse, scientists decided over a century ago to limit dinosaurs to a few specific groups. (I'm a fan of pterosaurs, plesiosaurs, champsosaurs, and some of the other groups of prehistoric reptiles myself.) J. Spencer (talk) 01:52, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

East Timor template[edit]

Thanks for creating the template. Nice work and a great improvement. I've added articles to it and have been inserting it into articles. kind regards. --Merbabu (talk) 04:22, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Virus question[edit]

From what you have explained, it sounds like you have come across a marketing tool that scares you into buying a virus/spyware removal program. Why not just download Adaware or Spybot? From memory they are free. Anyway, I am no expert so don't trust my opinion 100%! --Merbabu (talk) 09:40, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

"History of Malaysia" template[edit]

I'd agree that simplification would be of benefit. The Indonesia template mostly lists the main phases only in their order, whereas Malaysia shows these phases but also particular events under each phase - although of course we could still paste the template on the event pages. However, you might find this hard to convince other editors.

Also, feel free to post on my talk page, but in future please don't write over your previous comments. For a new topic, you can start a new section using the "+" button next to "edit this page". As for the picture on Vietnam wiki, to use it on en wiki (or any wiki) you should upload it to wikipedia commons. To do this, you need to download the full resolution pic to your machine, then upload it - (use this page). From there, you just link to en or whatever wikipedia you want. --Merbabu (talk) 01:20, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

February 2008[edit]


Hi, the recent edit you made to Óc Eo has been reverted, as it appears to be unconstructive. Use the sandbox for testing; if you believe the edit was constructive, ensure that you provide an informative edit summary. You may also wish to read the introduction to editing. Thanks. Will (talk) 04:50, 28 February 2008 (UTC)


The recent edit you made to User talk:Sceptre constitutes vandalism, and has been reverted. Please do not continue to vandalize pages; use the sandbox for testing. Thanks. Will (talk) 05:18, 28 February 2008 (UTC))

March 2008[edit]


Hi, the recent edit you made to List of countries by formation dates has been reverted, as it appears to be unconstructive. Use the sandbox for testing; if you believe the edit was constructive, ensure that you provide an informative edit summary. You may also wish to read the introduction to editing. Thanks. Steve Crossin (talk) 09:19, 2 March 2008 (UTC)