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Welcome![edit]

Malware[edit]

Thanks for your interest at my question. I am having the exact symptoms. What should one do ?  Jon Ascton  (talk) 11:19, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

I can't really remember all the details - it was well over a year ago on my brother-in-law's PC. I do remember the Google results and not being allowed to access the Task Manager. Instead, I used Process Explorer and autoruns from sysinternals to seek out suspicious programs, then a variety of rootkit detection programs so I could find and delete the malware. Each time I thought I had finally got rid of it, it came back again and again. In all, I spent half of the Saturday and most of the Sunday and still wasn't really convinced it was all gone. All the same, the problems didn't reoccur and I was able to enable the task manager again with a small change in the registry (I can't remember where - you'll have to Google for that). I then gave my brother-in-law another lecture about safe surfing practices :-) Astronaut (talk) 11:36, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

John Ham merger[edit]

I found John Ham as a separate article. Was it merged? (Also, I edited out the vague reference in Ham re "Commander".) Thanks. --S. Rich 22:13, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I did. Some months after the AfD decision was made it seems nothing had actually been done, so I redirected John Ham to Ustream because there wasn't any material that needed to be merged. However, it seems just a month later 74.85.19.163 undid my redirection. The same IP editor has also made POV edits to John Ham, Brad Hunstable and Ustream and I strongly suspect a conflict of interest there. Thank you for letting me know; I have raised another AfD for John Ham (though I have exclused the Brad Hunstable article for now because it seems better referenced). Astronaut (talk) 23:09, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
This is a minor issue for me. I did some edits on Ham simply because he graduated from my alma mater -- Poly High. Thanks.--S. Rich 23:14, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Re:File:Hiroshima Dome 1945.gif[edit]

A potential free image of both subjects (an example of a ground zero and the monument) exists/could exist, and so a non-free image should not be used, as per non-free content criterion 1. J Milburn (talk) 16:15, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

I have removed both usages of the image again. This is not appropriate as a lead image in either article (it doesn't even illustrate the article's subject in one of them) and I request that you do not add it back. J Milburn (talk) 16:19, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
How can there be a free image from 1945? How can you say it is not an image of the peace memorial - the dome is the centerpiece of the peace memorial. For the time being I have readded the image to gallery on Hiroshima Peace Memorial to prevent it being speedily deleted. I'll open a discussion at Talk:Hiroshima Peace Memorial. Astronaut (talk) 16:53, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
We don't use non-free content in galleries... J Milburn (talk) 13:17, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
I didn't know that. Image moved to be with the article text. Astronaut (talk) 14:09, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Re: Quilte[edit]

You are correct that this article is a hoax, though I admit a fairly funny one. I'm the Managing Editor of the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia (GAMEO) at http://www.gameo.org/ SamSteiner (talk) 12:35, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Adding '/small' tag to RefDesk Q about Papal Visit[edit]

Thanks, Astronaut - I was just in the middle of doing it myself, when I noticed it had already been added. --KägeTorä - (影虎) (TALK) 16:03, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Vandalism at "List of tallest buildings in the world and others"[edit]

The User talk:Mdmday, is doing vandalism by reverting again and again my edits on list of tallest buildings in the world, list of tallest residential buildings in the world, and list of tallest buildings in Asia. World One, in Mumbai is not under construction at all, but this user do not understand. All the reliable sources like CTBUH, Emporis, and skyscraperpage say that either its Approved or Proposed. But this user reverted these sources from the article page without giving any explanation. I am hereby to invite you to please participate in the discussion at this user's talk page for consensus to reach.


Nabil rais2008 (talk) 15:13, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Hi, can you please tell me how you made this diagram: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BurjKhalifaHeight.svg I would like to learn. Thanks! :) A Fantasy (talk) 01:47, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

I used a vector drawing package called Inkscape. Astronaut (talk) 21:56, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Tallest approved, under construction, etc/Emporis[edit]

I have created a few list of tallest articles and a few building articles and I was wondering where do you find a comprehensive list of the tallest future or proposed buildings? One at a time through a site such as skyscrapercity?

The Hartford Marriott is at least 50 meters while the list goes down to under 50; also the list does include the 2006 Hartford 21. Emporis does have a disclaimer of all it's stats and there really is no profit motive to what it does but it still seems surprisingly outdated. It also contrasts skyscraperpage.com a lot and usually has different years than most other sites on buildings. Daniel Christensen (talk) 03:37, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

Sudhan[edit]

Hi Astronaut
Would you please repair the User talk archive of the article Sudhan that you effected on 11 June 2009
Thanks Intothefire (talk) 09:23, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

In fact it wasn't me. I correctly archived the talk page on that date, but the archive got left behind when the parent page was moved from Talk:Sudhun to Talk:Sudhan by Bennylin (talk · contribs) on 31 August 2010. I've now moved the archive to be under the new name and the link has now reappeared in the Talk page's archive box.
Please note: you should not edit the archive. If you wish to reopen a previous discussion, please start a new topic on the current talk page - you could refer to the old discussion if necessary, like this: Talk:Sudhan/Archive 1#Religion (for example). Astronaut (talk) 23:25, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Pagcor Tower and Mervynbunique[edit]

Hi Astronaut, I see you are pretty active in the skyscraper articles. I'm mainly contributing in the dutch wikipedia and encounterd this Mervyn who keeps adding speculation to Pagcor Tower. This 2008 proposed tower has actually no news at the moment, it seems to be sleeping. I don't know the procedures here and cant simply go on with reverting this person, that's why I am reporting this guy here. Cheers, Leodb (talk) 20:26, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

My talk page is not really the right place to report this problem. The usual procedure is to warn the user by placing a warning template on their talk page; starting at level-1 and gradually increasing to level-4 should the user seem to not be taking notice of the warnings. After a fifth incident, and after having been sufficiently warned within a reasonably short space of time, you can request that an administrator take some action (the place to go for this is one of the administrator noticeboards.
That said, it might be better to assume good faith and guide Mervyn to be a better contributor by suggesting they read up on Wikipedia's policies on verifiability and reliable sources. Only if that turns out unsuccessful, persue the user warning route. Astronaut (talk) 22:40, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you KINDLY for helping me find this video![edit]

It took me YEARS of searching, but I'm glad I had the foresight to ask the Reference Desk (even if twice) and that you happened to be around to find it.

Now I will have to go back to the Reference Desk to ask a question about how deep the deepest parking garage on Earth is, and what all the resources it would take to make one 720+ floors deep, as depicted in the commercial you found for me.

How should I repay you, kind sir? --70.179.178.5 (talk) 04:33, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Price discrepancy[edit]

Thanks for taking the time to contact me. I think we were looking at different sources. The other article cited at the end of the sentence in question (the link doesn't seem to be working for me now, but it's still cited as of this writing) has the 70% figure in the title and I think treated it somewhat differently. That's what I was referring to. I'm not particularly familiar with the topic though so I trust your judgment. Andreona (talk) 04:00, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Lotus tower[edit]

I am sorry. However this tower does have its own article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peliyagoda_tower Intoronto1125 (talk) 19:50, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

By looking at the picture it is a skyscaper not a structure.

No, that's a tower, just like the CN Tower is a tower, just like the Milad Tower is a tower, just like the Sky Tower is a tower. It even calls itself a tower and could be listed in the List of tallest towers in the world when completed. Astronaut (talk) 19:55, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
Oh, i see. Good point. Intoronto1125 (talk) 21:41, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Permission to use image[edit]

Hello,

I would like to ask permission to use an image which has also been requested above, it is the newer version of the Burj Dubai height comparison: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BurjKhalifaHeight.svg It is for a book, I can provide all the publication info, please let me know if this is ok and if so what credits you would like me to use. Thank you LucyH Lucyh24 (talk) 12:27, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Yes, you may use the image. Please bear in mind the license under which it appears in Wikipedia, namely Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) which allows you to use the image, or create derivative works from it, so long as it is attributed to the authors (presumably, myself and maybe the other authors involved in its creation, namely: Rama (talk · contribs), MrWeeble (talk · contribs) and Hc5duke (talk · contribs)), and that you release any derivative work under the same or similar license.
You may credit me as "Astronaut", or you can request my real name by email if you think it would be more professional (or maybe it is mandatory) to use my real name - there is an "E-mail this user" link in the toolbox to the left.
I request no fee, but the publication info would be appreciated. If you could also e-mail me a scan of the finished page containing the image, that would also be appreciated.
Thank you. Astronaut (talk) 13:10, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
thank you very much, I have sent you an email.Lucyh24 (talk) 13:24, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

It's your call[edit]

The geolocation of the IP along with the style of question suggest that it's a Light current alternate address (I've seen a few others from this ISP recently, in his style) or a copycat. It doesn't really matter which; they can be blocked on sight as pretty obvious trolls. Personally, I think your response was reasonable. By being utterly matter-of-fact, without showing any sort of overheated response, it's not going to give the troll the food he craves.

In the future, it's your call whether to reply to these questions or to just roll them back outright. (If everyone handled them as well as you did, there wouldn't be any problem.) I'm hoping that other Ref Deskers can show similar good judgement and restraint, but I fear that it's going to be too tempting a target for certain more childish regulars who can't resist the opportunity for a bit of toilet humour. Cheers! TenOfAllTrades(talk) 16:58, 29 January 2011 (UTC)


Stalking[edit]

First off, I wanna say that I agree with you, for the most part, regarding the Strait of Messina edit, that it was a bit confusing or repetitive. Hence why I did NOT revert it back. Though I did put "miles" as well as the "km" thing, as many people are not that familiar totally with the metric system, and as is done on other WP articles, both "miles" AND "km" are put to make it abundantly clear. I hope you respect that.

That's one.

What I did NOT appreciate or agree with you at all was your stalking me, and checking up on what I did on other articles, by obviously checking my "Contribs". That's very UNCOOL...nerve-racking, and disrespectful. And it's arguably against WP:Hounding policy and etiquette. Good-faith and provably accurate edits should only be reverted or changed if there's a genuine problem. Like "repetitive or confusing", which is why I agreed with you (mostly) with what you did in the first article in question.

But it seems you went into the "list of proverbial phrases" article with an obvious bias against me, second-guessing me, and that I HAD to be wrong. If you deny that, so be it, but you were still arguably wrong in undoing my edit.

Here's how...

to that other editor who undid my edit before (wrongly), as I said, it doesn't matter that Burns wrote it that way originally, as that's NOT the point...the point is a "proverbial saying" in GENERAL...of how it's spoken today.

it's not "misleading" to give the understandable and intelligible rendering of the words, and also how it IS spoken today.... the original wording is NEVER REALLY used as a proverbial saying today.

The question is, is that saying worded the way I edited today or not? As "gone awry" or not? You KNOW it is. How many people either say or understand "agley"?

Also, you said the wording was exactly the same in both references. Actually, no. (At least not as far as I can tell.) The first reference link only had the word "agley", NOT the word "awry". The reference page that I myself put in had the word "awry" too. "Go awry" is better known, and better understood. And the reference page I put had that one.

(By the way, I see that you've disrespected my edits on "John Cabot" and "Russia" which I will revert back...since you're clearly violating WP Policy now...and arguably edit-warring because of bias.)

Anyway, I felt compelled to communicate the matter out. I appreciate your own work and contributions to Wikipedia, as I guess you're accomplished to some extent, when you're not stalking or edit-warring, and of course I don't take away from valid points or edits; and I rarely even go on this, as I'm busy with other things. This is not really that important to me, cuz I don't live on Wikipedia. But when I do edits, I try sincerely to make sure they're good and effective and meaningful. But respect is more important to me. Please do not follow me around, hound me, second-guess me with things I do. I don't need that. Otherwise I'll have to stop WP or just change screen names, as I don't want hounders on my back discouraging or undoing things I do, valid things, simply because they have a personal hang-up against me. Again, you may have had a point about the Messina article edit, but was it necessary to check my contribs, and rudely try to find fault with things there? Archiver of Records (talk) 06:18, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Left lengthy guidance on the user's talk page. Astronaut (talk) 11:22, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
And this was my response: Archiver of Records (talk) 11:20, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

"Miles" are put in many other WP articles ALONGSIDE "KM" for further clarification[edit]

You obviously can't be reasoned with, so I won't even try anymore. You're obviously (lol) one of those WP nazis and neurotic hounders and bullies, violators, warrers, and stalkers, but will somehow make most Admins think you're smelling like a rose. I've seen it done to others as well...

I did put "miles" as well as the "km" thing, as many people are not that familiar totally with the metric system, and as is done on other WP articles, both "miles" AND "km" are put to make it abundantly clear. It's obvious you're not being cool about that, or respecting that. You got issues, sir.

(I can't respect someone who is so blatantly disrespecting me or my good-faith AND ACCURATE edits, because of whims, or psychological issues, tastes, or dogmatic attitudes... Hence my blunt tone with you now.)

I'll say it again though.... "Miles" ARE in fact put in MANY Wikipedia articles right alongside "kilometers" (and you being supposedly Brit should even more understand the need or good thing about putting "miles", since that's how it was long used in England, no? But I don't expect you to be logical, cool, or reasonable about anything. You already showed that with your rude revert-happy stalkish nonsense with me.)

What is the policy on "reverting"? Is it how you're doing? Uhh, no, not really.


it says:

"Revert vandalism on sight, but revert a good faith edit only after discussing the matter."

You, of course, violated that, and discussed nothing with me, but simply reverted at will, cuz of your uptight taste and whims, and didn't care.


Also, this is policy:

Revert wars are usually considered harmful, for the following reasons:

They cause ill-will between users, negatively destabilize articles and make other editors wary of contributing.


Also, you might wanna consider this (NOT my words, but WP Policy's):

Avoiding or limiting your reverts

Having realized that article development has ground to a halt because of incessant reversions, two or more people agree to give higher-than-usual respect to each other's edits.

One-revert rule Some editors may choose voluntarily to follow a one-revert rule: If someone reverts your change, don't re-revert it, but discuss it with them. See Wikipedia:BOLD, revert, discuss cycle.


Zero-revert rule Editors may also choose to adhere to a zero-revert rule, for example:

"Only revert obvious vandalism. Instead of removing or reverting changes or additions you may not like, add to and enhance them while following the principle of preserving information and viewpoints. If you can't figure out how any part of an edit benefits an article ask for clarification on the article's or the editor's discussion page."


Of course, someone like you can't follow any of that, I see. (And those were NOT my words, but Wikipedia's.) Because you don't have respect. But will revert ACCURATE, GOOD-FAITH ADDITIONS OR EDITS, that are done by someone you don't like, or if it's an edit you personally (no real good reason, but just personal whim or taste) don't like or care for. Meaning, you're NOT cool or respectful or self-controlled when it comes to "reverting."

But will stalk, harass, follow around, put on your "watchlist" (only pathetic trolls and bullies feel the need to do crap like that, who have no lives), hound, goad, medal in, second-guess, discourage and hurt people you THINK are not very good editors, because of some psychological hang-up with this and that. For childish or neurotic reasons. Again, all in VIOLATION of WP policy and principles, regardless of what uptight or sloppy or pressed-for-time or friendly Admin may or may not back your nonsense up. Reverting good-faith and valid and correct and accurate things, simply cuz you don't like them, is NOT favored or suggested by clear WP policy. Just the facts. Cheers.... Archiver of Records (talk) 11:05, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

After this, left a warning on the user's talk page about personal attacks. Astronaut (talk) 11:23, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
I love how you're totally dodging everything written here... But that's no big surprise.
Anyway, this was my response to your "warning" (and lovely how you ignored mine...you condescending stalker):
Copy of response. Archiver of Records (talk) 11:20, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
In response to your last comment on my talk page Archiver of Records (talk) 11:36, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

You deserve a barnstar[edit]

Peace Barnstar 6.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
For dealing coolly with the shouting from that Archiver of Records fellow, I hereby award you this Barnstar of Diplomacy. Sophus Bie (talk) 10:57, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

In a quandary[edit]

Move discussion to Talk:Sonia Gandhi#In a quandary Astronaut (talk) 12:35, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Nicely resolved. Consider this an ephemeral barnstar worthy of note! --rgpk (comment) 15:06, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Showcase TV[edit]

It is still around, channel 201 on sky. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.6.142.66 (talk) 22:08, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

No it isn't. See Talk:Showcase TV. Astronaut (talk) 09:16, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Skyscraper[edit]

You just need to do a little research to find that the Manhatten Life Insurance Building did get demolished in 1963. There is plenty of photographic evidence. Nasnema  Chat  00:52, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Swiss cheese[edit]

Actually, the joke's on you. If you're in a shop that sells only American and Swiss cheese, it was almost certainly selling a cheep flavorless brand of Swiss cheese manufactured in Wisconsin. So yea, it was made in America. "Swiss cheese" refers to a type of cheese, not it's nation of origin. (My favorite brand of swiss cheese comes from Finland.) APL (talk) 17:40, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

More Burj?[edit]

I've seen something on t.v. to the effect that a mile-high tower is planned next. Would you know anything about that? Davidkevin (talk) 22:16, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

We have an article about the Mile-High Tower. However, details are sketchy with not much detail in reliable sources. If you can remember the source (TV show, date, time, channel, etc.) that could be a useful addition to the article. Astronaut (talk) 09:16, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

WoodKiller/M&M Tool and Machinery[edit]

Hi, Astronaut, Thanks very much for your input. In fact, I was hopeful to get a little more of it... You indicated that the entry reads like an advertisement - I understand that criticism as the entry focuses on a business, but I am having a hard time understanding how to then avoid a promotional tone. I feel the entry focuses more on the facts and history of the company rather than its selling points - accordingly, I was hoping you could specify what points of the entry seem the most promotional or how to best eliminate the elements that appear like an advertisement. I don't mean to seem thick-headed, I simply want to ensure the entry is as informative as possible without crossing the line into advertising territory. This, of course, is why the entry has remained in personal draft space. Again, thanks very much for your time and input. I'll look forward to a little more feedback. Oh! And the below link is one of a few entries used as a general template or guide for the (M&M Tool) entry in question.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewalt http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:WoodKiller/M%26M_Tool_and_Machinery


Thanks again and much appreciation,

help desk[edit]

i didn't see the date. Thanks, A comment by a person who has been editing Wikipedia since October 28, 2010. (talk) 00:29, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

You haev messages here. A comment by a person who has been editing Wikipedia since October 28, 2010. (talk) 16:48, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
I was surprised you consider my comment on WP:HD#disruption as criticism. I was rather hoping you would see it as a piece of helpful advice. Astronaut (talk) 17:07, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
You said that I need to assume good faith and I did. I just forgot to read the history log. And “assume good faith”, to me, sounds like a reminder to behave myself, at least to me. Thanks, A comment by a person who has been editing Wikipedia since October 28, 2010. (talk) 17:10, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
My comments obviously annoyed you more than could be expected, but edits like these are not appreciated. Astronaut (talk) 17:46, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
I can't understand how they're not? I can't comment on a discussion? I even gave him a few gifts (WikiLove) Please explain. Thanks, A comment by a person who has been editing Wikipedia since October 28, 2010. (talk) 18:10, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
Also, “could be expected”? By whom? A comment by a person who has been editing Wikipedia since October 28, 2010. (talk) 18:12, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
Hello again. I am sorry for my bickering (above), but you have 3143rd place in most edits (14998). Nice! Probably changed by the time you read this. Get your 15K EDIT now! Here: A user who has been editing Wikipedia since Thursday, October 28, 2010. 22:28, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

reply to request for feedback on this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dryer_(band)[edit]

On my request for feedback on this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requests_for_feedback/2011_June_29 , you responded. Here is the exchange so far. Could you please respond to my newest reply when you have a chance? Thanks.

No need to repeat the content here. Astronaut (talk) 06:16, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
OK sorry about that. I patiently await your response. Thanks. Eckmann (talk) 15:46, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
Please see (and respond when you have a chance) to my response to your concerns on the "requests for feedback" page. Thanks. Eckmann (talk) 20:39, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

thanks!!![edit]

hi Astronaut,

I took your advice and stuck with this username. I'm still working on the page but I would really appreciate it if you came back and gave me additional advice. I would like to start editing other users' pages after I get more familiar with how wikipedia works. thanks for your help and hope to hear from you soon. Gfrocky — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gfrocky (talkcontribs) 16:07, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Kingdom Tower[edit]

I nominated Kingdom Tower for GA status. But I think it will take a while for someone to pick it up unprovoked, if you or someone else whom are in the scope of the subject could review it, it would be appreciated. You have not edited it much at all so you are likely eligible to review it and me suggesting it to you shouldn't be perceived as a COI. Daniel Christensen (talk) 01:53, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks Dan. I'll try to take a look sometime soon. However, I am currntly on holiday with a rather poor internet connection, so you might have to wait for a while. Astronaut (talk) 21:09, 6 August 2011 (UTC)
Someone else picked it up. It's gonna pass. Except for it's length, which is exceptionally good considering the circumstances of the subject (it hasn't even broken ground yet), there really is nothing stopping it from meeting FAC. You can still partake in the review, it's common practice, but the original reviewer is supossed to have the final jurisdiction. You could help by condoning the appropriation of the use of more than one fair use render since every other source has exploited them already and it's an exceptional subject. Daniel Christensen (talk) 21:57, 6 August 2011 (UTC)
Interestingly, the editor who was reviewing it has grown an interest in the article and wants the GA responsibility handed to someone else, so you can do it. By this point, it is more than qualified as a good article and should be passed quickly so we can do a DYK with it. Take a look at it when you can. Kingdom Tower Daniel Christensen (talk) 15:43, 10 August 2011 (UTC)
Hey, sorry I called you nuts for thinking KT and MHT were different props, but could you extend this diagram to feature Kingdom Tower? You did a good job on it, all the buildings are detailed and in realistic proportions, are the renders of Kingdom Tower good enough to use? I know in the WTTW interview, Adrian Smith said that although KT was more slender than BK, it was wider at the base. Looking at BK and then looking at the KT renders, it doesn't look that way, but I'm not sure. Just make BK black and add KT in red, if you find the available renders are suitable to work with. Thanks.
Refactored to show image as a link rather than a huge version interrupting the flow of my talk page. Astronaut (talk) 13:43, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

ANI notice[edit]

Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is Ownership, incivility, and other poor editing habits by User:Daniel Christensen. Thank you.

Deleted image[edit]

I didn't check the unspecified copyright viol as I usually would, or do a Tineye search, since the other tag was that there was no freedom of panorama in the UAE, so it was not acceptable anyway. I should have amended the summary to that effect. Unless that reason is incorrect, it has to stay deleted. Jimfbleak - talk to me? 14:04, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

I believe that, just like other copyrighted works, it is possible to use an image of an architectural work from a country with no freedom of panorama under a claim of fair use. I was under the impression that the image in question had a valid claim of fair use, but I could be mistaken or maybe the claim was faulty in some way. As I said on your talk page, I would like the opportunity to add or improve the claim of fair use and/or verify the claim of copyright violation. Is it possible for the image to be undeleted, at least on a temporary basis? Alternatively, could you tell me who put the image up for speedy deletion so I can ask them for their reasoning? Astronaut (talk) 21:24, 12 August 2011 (UTC)
OK, I did a Tineye search on Chrome. Five results came up, one was copied from Wikipedia, one was dead, but this claims copyright. The suspicion of a copyright violation therefore seems to be correct. Nevertheless, I've temporarily restored, so you can check the Tineye search if the link above doesn't work, or attempt to reattribute and come up with a FU rationale Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:33, 13 August 2011 (UTC)
Image got deleted again by SchuminWeb (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA), just a day later. Requested that it be restored once again and notified Jim to keep him in the loop. Astronaut (talk) 13:46, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

About that[edit]

About that The Four Major Rivers Project page.... yeah. There's a reason why I said "you have to know better about Korea". There are many incidents of politically-geared vandalism. In other words, South Korean political conservatives (AKA those IP contributors from South Korea) are deleting huge portions of Korea-related documents in the English Language Wikipedia. Even some mods here are having a hard time dealing with them because those people don't respond in English. Here's a recent similar example of this. I hope you wouldn't be that offended; now that I have explained my reasons. Komitsuki (talk) 14:09, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Re Hong Kong[edit]

I didn't delete your most recent edit, I instead posted a query at the talk page. I genuinely don't know the answer to this and don't feel strongly about it. I guess how we handle Hong Kong in other similar cases would be a data point.

List of cities proper by population lists Hong Kong as in China, while List of urban areas by population lists Hong Kong as in Hong Kong. List of metropolitan areas by population lists the metro area as partly in China and partly in Hong Kong. That's a random sample of three, so I'm not sure what it demonstrates. Obviously Hong Kong is a special case generally. It's well known and people have an opinion on it, and it's maybe different from other semi-autonomous areas for historical and social and business reasons. I was just working on List of United States cities by population, and they list Puerto Rican cities separately. So I don't know. Not sure about the MOS. It says "generally" and then goes on to talk about passports... do Hong Kongers carry Chinese passports or not? Don't know. Herostratus (talk) 18:36, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

It's really quite an interesting question. Of course there are political ramifications too, I suppose, but I don't care much about that. Anyway I laid my case out at the article's talk page. Herostratus (talk) 14:17, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Bain & Company[edit]

I have now done three reversions of attempts to put back unsupported material back into the article. I cannot do any more for 24 hours.--Toddy1 (talk) 08:02, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

Skyscraper page[edit]

Replying to your message: Based on my screen's resolution I thought all the pictures were a bit too small and hard to see, so I enlarged them just slightly. By the gallery being off-balance I meant there were five pictures on top and only one on the bottom. That doesn't look right so I shortened the width by a tad so all the photos could be on the same row. I don't like it when people revert other people's good-faith edits just because they "don't like it." My adjustments were so slight I don't know why anyone would protest them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cadiomals (talkcontribs) 20:43, 27 September 2011

It seems odd to me to increase the size of the images on the right of the article text because you think they are too small, and then make the images in the gallery even smaller. But at least now I understand you have a much narrower screen than I have. The {{gallery}} template used to make the gallery, automatically fits the images across the width of your browser's window. If there is insufficient space to the right, it simply creates a new line. Now consider this scenario: If another image was added to the gallery, it again probably wouldn't fit across your screen in one row; would you then reduce the image size even further?
Choosing images sizes to fit the size of your screen is something to be avoided as a general rule. Each user has a default size for thumbnails (it's set in the [tab of your preferences]) which is used where no thumbnail size is specified. The images in the skyscraper article used to all be in a strip down the right side (see this example) and a narrower-than-most-defaults thumbnail width was required to make them fit nicely at most window sizes. However, earlier this month some images were moved to a gallery and the pressure on space for the images has been relieved somewhat. Pending the response to this help desk question we could consider dropping a defined thumbnail width altogether. Astronaut (talk) 23:41, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
I actually considered my screen size too, and that's probably it. To be honest, it's really not a big deal to me. If you want to revert it you can, this is a trivial problem.

I'll stop[edit]

As you wish. But consider this. The South Korean public could impeach Lee Myung-bak in 6 months, something that my Korean relatives wish. Plus, the negative view about this four river project is growing. A Filipino like me would absolutely love to see the collapse of the Grand National Party (the largest political party in South Korea). Komitsuki (talk) 14:13, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

218.145.238.184 (likely an IP from South Korea) keeps vandalizing this article with an unsourced content. Komitsuki (talk) 01:30, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

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List of Tallest Residnetial Buildings in the World[edit]

There is an ongoing discussion on the talk page of this article between me and User:Longwayround. And there is a need of third party opinion, the discussion is over the following subjects:

  • Reliable sources, the user User:Longwayround, claims the sources (CTBUH, Skyscraperpage, and Emporis) are not reliable and he says that there is a need of more secondary and tertiary sources.
  • Topped out status of Princess tower. (As per Emporis the toweris topped out, but elsewhere it is mentioned as under construction)
  • Grammar of the article.
  • Ranking of the buildings.

Your opinion over the discussion at the talk page of List of Tallest Residential Buildings in the World will be highly appreciated.

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More photos?[edit]

I was surprised you added {{reqphoto}} to Talk:Burj Khalifa. The article has enough and the lack of Freedom of Panorama in UAE restricts those we can use to fair-use. I remove the template, but did you have a specific reason for adding the request? Astronaut (talk) 15:52, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Oh, I just noticed the lack of free images. Didn't think about the FoP issue. // Liftarn (talk)

Editing Thor Heyerdahl[edit]

I've been trying to edit a section in Thor Heyerdahl's page and it doesn't seem to work. I just established my account and am still a little confused on the procedure for objecting or editing out to an item. I sent and e-mail to "Oversight" but the response said they were the wrong place. Now I'm more confused :( — Preceding unsigned comment added by DixieDear (talkcontribs) 21:17, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Considering that I have never edited the Thor Heyerdahl article, nor have I had any previous interaction with you, I'm surprised you decided to ask me about this for your second ever edit. Turning to your concerns, I have left a reply at Talk:Thor Heyerdahl#Criticism of Thor Heyerdahl is not neutral or literally a legitimate criticism. Astronaut (talk) 10:23, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

List of tallest buildings in the world[edit]

I'm not sure what the IP is trying to get at [1]. Anyway I'm now on the limit of 3RR and the IP has already exceeded it; as someone more familiar with this article I'll leave it to your good judgement what to do with it. Deryck C. 21:57, 15 February 2012 (UTC)


Hi,

Please read the article about Hong Kong and you will see that it is NOT a country by itself and that it is just a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The category specifically states country and Hong Kong is NOT a country, it is a territory of China. Thanks!114.229.251.187 (talk) 22:01, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Thor Heyerdahl[edit]

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WikiProject Cleanup[edit]

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Your response to my help request[edit]

Hello!

It has taken me over 6 hours to work out how to respond to you! Its a slow process this learning thing with me but I am getting there slowly! I wanted to thank you for the work you did as an example on my page. It was very kind of you and I wasn't expecting it. I feel some people have been a little harsh when I have repeated questions, I have never ever done this type of thing before and even after reading the instructions they boggled my mind and I repeated myself a lot. I posted the same type questions 2 or 3 times and and pretty much irritated most folk. I really appreciated your help though, so thank you for that :). MissLadyLawless (talk) 18:41, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

List of tallest buildings in the world[edit]

Hey, India's World One, Palais Royale e.t.c. are above 300 m taller and are U/C,,please update colour on the map, could you tell me also how to change these colours in the svg type of files.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tallest_Buildings_Locations.svg Min2winit (talk) 08:40, 29 June 2012 (UTC)Min2winit

Enhance FAO presence in Wikipedia[edit]

Hello Astronaut, Thanks for your answer to my question on how to enhance FAO presence in Wikipedia. May be I should have explain better. I’ve received the mandate to do so, to enhance FAO presence in Wikipedia. At the moment, few articles have been added to the complex and we are thinking on developing a FAO portal similar to the one United Nations (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:United_Nations) with the new revised strategic framework. Again, any advice on your side is most welcome. I’m trying to contact someone from the UN Portal, but till now, it seems most of them are on holidays. Would you know someone around there? Thanks again.

(MontseBL (talk) 07:15, 14 August 2012 (UTC))
No wonder I don't remember this... it was over a year ago. I now notice that there is a an error in what I wrote: In "I think you have misunderstood the purpose of Wikipedia. Wikipedia's mission is to enhance some organisation's presence in order to disseminate all its knowledge in a proper way.", I left out "not"; as in "Wikipedia's mission is not to enhance some organisation's presence..." None the less, my advice that we already have a comprehensive article Food and Agriculture Organization still stands and I don't see what benefit a separate article with your then proposed title, or the Wikipedia portal you are now proposing, will achieve apart from much confusion on the part of readers of the encyclopedia.
However, a bigger problem is your desire to "enhance FAO presence in Wikipedia". Phrased like that it sets all kinds of alarms ringing in my (and I suspect many other's) mind. If you wish to improve the existing Food and Agriculture Organization article, then please go ahead and do so, making sure your contributions are relevant, encyclopedic, and well referenced with reliable sources. Astronaut (talk) 10:48, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

---

Thanks again. I agree with your views and comments, but "my supervisors" wanted something similar to the UN portal. We have changed the Director General and he is very much interested in the dissemination and new FAO strategic framework wit its 5 main objectives to erradicate hunger.

Please be assured we don't want to make a "revolution" inside Wikipedia pages, just to make more visible FAO's mandate. On the past we had some problems with a former worker who kept deleting any modifications we tried to do.

Thanks again for your help.

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Early skyscrapers...[edit]

Hi! Given your interest in and knowledge of skyscrapers, if you get a chance I'd really welcome any views you might have on an article I've put together on early skyscrapers. Any feedback or advice would be gratefully received! Thanks in advance, Hchc2009 (talk) 19:56, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing Oct 4![edit]

Thanks for this - I can see I must've carried the clipboard contents from the prior edit. Sorry about that, but thank YOU. -- Scray (talk) 18:54, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

No problem. I know it is an easy mistake to make, especially after you have done a few and kind of got used to the editing actions. Astronaut (talk) 18:57, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

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Thank you for your help with my C problems! 169.231.8.73 (talk) 21:59, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

File:Burj Khalifa.jpg[edit]

Can this file use the license {{FoP-USonly}} and remain in Wikipedia and Commons? Donaldtong (talk) 13:42, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Unfortunately not on Commons (and indeed it has been put up for deletion there). The image can stay on en.wikipedia with that license.
I did write there "...under a claim of fair use" and then go on with the following:
For the reasons for my concerns, there is a lengthy discussion on here which followed the wholesale deletion of images of Burj Khalifa (although it was judged that under construction images could be kept). I wasn't happy, especially because I think UAE law has been misinterpreted, there is no evidence of the law ever being applied in the manner feared by the Commons deletionists, and even Wikipedia's own lawyer suggests we shouldn't delete things as a precaution.
This all leads to another problem. Fair use restricts what we can use an image for. In particular, Wikipedia's policy on Fair Use says usage must be "Minimal" and of "Minimal extent". This could cause problems for the image's current usage on: Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Tourism in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and any user pages.
However, it seems the rules have recently changed and I have asked for further explanation. Astronaut (talk) 15:07, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
Another thing though... is your image better than the current image? It is hard to say. I like the warmer colours and the indistinct reflection in the water on the current image. I also like the shiny-ness of the upper reaches of the building in your image. Astronaut (talk) 15:15, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
I have my answer. Referring to Template talk:FoP-USonly#RFC: Does US FoP apply to foreign works?. Of primary interest is "Yes, {{FoP-USonly}} is OK, because the English Wikipedia is responsible only to US law, and freedom of panorama is permitted under lex loci protectionis." Astronaut (talk) 20:19, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Help Desk[edit]

I assume this was a mistake? Thanks.--ukexpat (talk) 21:35, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

Replied on their talk page. Astronaut (talk) 17:49, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Sky city[edit]

Hello,

I noticed that you were one of the prime contributers to the Burj Khalifa article, and I thought you could help me. I am trying to take Skycity to DYK, considering what an interesting hook it will make. For which, I intend to expand the article as much as I can (to meet DYK expansion standards). For this I request your help to expanding the article and making it a truly great hook.

I am trying to keep all edits at User:TheOriginalSoni/Sky city so that we have more than the traditional 7 days to finish this hook. Hope you shall help!!!

Thanks and cheers!! TheOriginalSoni (talk) 18:04, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

I'm not sure what else you have added over the existing article, Sky City (Changsha), that would warrant a DYK entry; nor can I think what you might add at this stage that would meet DYK's rules. What I do see however, is some rephrasing that might have been produced by machine translation from another source (eg. "layers" in a building are more usually called "floors" or "storeys" or occasionally "levels") as well as a highly dubious claim that the project will consume 270 million tons of steel. That is a hell of a lot of steel equal to ~18% of the world's yearly steel production - similar sized buildings have a much smaller mass.
If you are planning a major expansion, do go ahead, but with a possible DYK entry as a secondary consideration and perhaps only if construction actually starts. Unfortunately, I won't be able to help you much. I have had to reduce the time I spend at Wikipedia due to a very busy real life schedule. Astronaut (talk) 17:53, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

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Skyscraper[edit]

Hey, why you delete my Skyscraper photos? The buildings is also categorized as SKYSCRAPERS right?! --AlfinIzraqsaatini (talk) 09:44, 19 May 2013 (UTC)

If you take a look at the other images in the skyscraper article, you will notice the majority are very notable on the world scale or serve to illustrate specific buildings in the history of skyscrapers. Now take a good look at the images you added - can you really say the same about Lisbon's Torre de Mosanto, Dublin's Liberty Hall, or São Paulo's Mirante do Vale, for example? Astronaut (talk) 15:35, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
If that so, please tell admin to Semi-Protect BoBoiBoy article! --AlfinIzraqsaatini (talk) 03:17, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

Screw You[edit]

Screw You Astronaut. You're the farthest thing from an astronaut you jerk — Preceding unsigned comment added by Surajkrishna1 (talkcontribs) 18:55, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Having repeatedly reverted Surajkrishna1's disruptive editing, I finally left a warning on their talk page. I really don't expect this kind of incivility as a first reply. Astronaut (talk) 19:23, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

List of tallest buildings in Milwaukee[edit]

I have nominated the List of tallest buildings in Milwaukee for featured status here, and I was wondering if I could get your honest input on the discussion, especially concerning "Tallest approved and proposed buildings" on the list. Thanks Zonafan39 (talk) 19:15, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Just wanted to ask you if the list is improved to standards that would make it featured. Thanks Zonafan39 (talk) 04:29, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

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Notable articles for deletion[edit]

Hi, hope you are doing good !

Please go through the following articles and give your opinion regarding whether the article should be "Keep" or "Delete"

Thanks, Nabil rais2008 (talk) 09:42, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

This was deleted by Black Kite (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA) presumably due to Nabil's involvement in this. I reverted that deletion because it was done without explanation. Astronaut (talk) 19:20, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Burj Khalifa[edit]

Re this edit. How is the other one not also subject to the same issues? Colin°Talk 18:42, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia is particularly hot on copyright. Throughout the history of the Burj Khalifa article, people have been deleting images claiming they fall foul of the lack of a Freedom of Panorama in UAE. My personal view is that UAE law has been misunderstood, but that is another story. A couple of years ago images of Burj Khalifa were deleted from Commons en-masse, with little room for discussion. I just don't want the same to happen to our lead image in this article. Since that event, there has been a change in Wikipedia's understanding to allow images of new buildings under the fair use criteria of US law and that has led to the use of {{FoP-USonly}} on these images.
As for why one was listed in "Possibly unfree files" and the other not, is unclear to me. They both seem to fall under the same rule and both include the {{FoP-USonly}} template. Looking further, I just came across Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files/2013 November 3#File:Burj Khalifa.jpg which indicates the nominating user made a mistake and has withdrawn their objection. Unfortunately they didn't remove the note from the image itself; I have therefore removed the notice for them. Astronaut (talk) 19:10, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
If they are both now identical in their issues (or not) then could you restore the better one. It is currently an FP candidate but this will fail if it is not used. Colin°Talk 20:04, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

thanks for your useful response[edit]

on how much it would cost to physically move a country's infrastructure. I would have thought it's much much cheaper but I guess I was totally wrong. Logisticsnightmare (talk) 23:52, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Thanks for your kind explanation. Now it seems that the article is a little bit more "stable". MarcosPassos (talk) 03:22, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Redirects[edit]

Regarding the discussion you had here. You don't have to type the entire thing for it to work as a redirect, you only have to type for example "a.b.c.d." and then the search box gives a list of suggestions. This list includes A.b.c.d.e.f.g.h.i.j.k.l.m.n.o.p.q.r.s.t.u.v.w.x.y.z. which you can click and therefore it functions as a redirect. Th4n3r (talk) 17:27, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

List of tallest residential buildings in the world[edit]

Hi Hope you will be fine. I have nominated List of tallest residential buildings in the world for featured list status. I have really worked hard and improved this article enabling it to achieve FL status, however i want your help to make some copy edits in order to improve its grammatical mistake, if any, as English is not my first language.

Your cooperation in this regard will be highly appreciated.Nabil rais2008 (talk) 15:08, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

You need to stop stalking me[edit]

You don't need to be the goody goody two shoes of Wikipedia. You should mind your business. At the same time, stop stalking me and my work. I will do whatever I want and I do not need your approval for it. You should stop before I alert the authorities.

No one needs approval to edit Wikipedia. However, we do have policies including one that states that Wikipedia is not a reliable source. Please stop your disruptive editing. Astronaut (talk) 21:06, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

I will make that decision myself.[edit]

Pledge to mind your business. If no one needs approval, then you don't need to approve me, and I don't need your approval.

File:Map of fat Interstates.svg listed for deletion[edit]

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ITV[edit]

Hey Astronaut, is really BoBoiBoy aired in ITV? Please answer this question. It's important. --AlfinIzraqsaatini (talk) 07:11, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

I'm baffled why you think I might have heard of BoBoiBoy. And I really have no idea whether it is shown on ITV in the UK. Astronaut (talk) 13:40, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
Because there's an anonymous said that the Season 2 of the series is aired in ITV. I think that article better be protected from anonymous for i while. Before that anonymous have his action again. If you don't believe me, just check the revision history. AlfinIzraqsaatini (talk) 00:54, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
But why contact me about this? I have no interest in the show and never even heard of it until now. I also have no idea of the truth or otherwise about what channel it may appear on. I am not an admin so do not have the ability to protect any article from editing by anonymous or anyone else. For that you need to go to WP:RFPP and make your own request, supplying evidence. However, it will almost certainly be refused due to a lack or recent (within the last few hours) vandalism. The best advice is for you to add the article to your watchlist and fix vandalism when you see it. Meanwhile, something you can fix right now is that the article has no references. All material, especially contentious material, must be supported by references from reliable third-party sources (and that does not include IMDB, Facebook fan pages, YouTube, blogs, or forums) - take a look at other articles to see how that are added. I have edited the article to indicate the kind of things that need a reference and suggested where you might find them. Astronaut (talk) 02:31, 18 July 2014 (UTC)