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WikiProject:Ocean ...?[edit]

As well, I previously indicated my desire to devise a wikiproject (if one doesn't already exist) to standardise information regarding oceans/seas/bodies of water; thanks for your interest. What should it be called ... and bear in mind that it should, perhaps, be entitled something that is inclusive (e.g., lakes):

  • Oceanography
  • Oceans and seas
  • Bodies of water
  • Hydrography
  • Hydrology
  • ?

I know, pretty 'dry' stuff, eh? ;) Get back to me when able. Thanks again! E Pluribus Anthony | talk | 15:54, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

I'd love to join. —Nightstallion (?) Seen this already? 18:32, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Sorry for the very late reply[edit]

Hey BA, sorry for not getting back to you sooner. Saw your post from a month ago (!) and just wanted to get back to you. I'll check out the articles to see if there are still any problems, although by now I imagine a lot has changed as is usually the case with wikipedia. Later! Tombseye 21:06, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to Community Justice![edit]

Thank you for joining Community Justice! Computerjoe's talk 17:02, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Swedish administrative reorganization[edit]

Well, they are only investigating so far. There has been a debate about the investation in Dagens Nyheter, where you can find some more info. Check the articles by Anders Björk and Mats Svegfors. --Boivie 15:42, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Country subdivisions[edit]

need your help, kind of urgent, someone wants to split the cats and articles of "subdivisons of XY" to "Administatrive divisions of some countries" and "Political divisions of some other countries".

could you maybe vote on Wikipedia:Categories_for_deletion/Log/2006_April_4#Category:Subdivisions_by_country_to_Category:Political_divisions_by_country (take care, there are actually three votes)

IMO the thing should be taken with more care and discussed on the project page


first. It is really is mass rename, since it not only involves the cats and subcates but also lots of articles. As Lorenz pointed out the most important seems to be that we find clear definitions of what the terms mean. Tobias Conradi (Talk) 08:02, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

User:William Allen Simpson mass posted all categories that contained the term "subdivision" at the CfD page. I just did not want that they get deleted only because some people for some minutes think this is good. Some people don't like the term "subdivision", but it has been long time around in WP. E.g. . It's officially used in ISO 3166-2. (I think they are based in Berlin) - so maybe this really is not of North American english origin. (one of several places where William thinks my english is not sufficient: Talk:Administrative division). I could at least convince some people to postpone the rename for now. Tobias Conradi (Talk) 14:30, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

New Caledonia communes[edit]

I finished all the communes of New Caledonia the other day, but haven't found time to send you a message until today. The point of my message is this: it would be great to add to each infobox a map showing the location of the commune in New Caledonia. As an example of what I mean, you can check: Trondheim. I don't have the proper softwares to edit maps at the moment, but if you do maybe you'd be interested in making the maps. The master map you should use is this one: [1]. I think you should draw thicker lines for commune boundaries that are also province boundaries and thiner lines for commune boundaries that are not province boundaries. Also, remember that the commune of Poya is divided between two provinces. This will be no problem: there will be a thick line across that commune, but the commune territory will be in red, so no confusion possible. Alright, so let me know if you're interested and think it feasible. The master map is not best quality, but I don't think it's possible to find anything better. Hardouin 18:14, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

For colors, I think it best to use the same colors as here: red for communes, yellow for land not part of the commune, blue for Ocean. Hardouin 18:16, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

You can just make an empty map if you wish, and then I will color each commune and add the maps to the infoboxes. That I should be able to do with my limited softwares. Hardouin 18:17, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

Check La Foa and South Province, New Caledonia, I explained everything there. About the maps, if we change the colors and design, would they still be considered copyrighted? An administrative division in itself is not a copyrighted thing. As a compromise, we could tag the maps as fair use. What do you think? Hardouin 14:52, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Community Justice[edit]

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ok Ill see what I can do, next week I should have some time to work on this. I think my grandmothers parents or something like that were danish so it should be interesting researching it. Would you want it to show the counties as well? -- Astrokey44|talk 23:54, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

About the Administrative division map of Chile article[edit]

Hello, please understand me, The picture of Administrative division map of Chile is so too long to fit the picture in the Politics section of Chile article, thank you, --Joseph Solis, 09:12 UTC, 13 April 2006

Would you please help me with an RfC of Kven users?[edit]

Hi. I would really appreciate a settlement on the Kven article (and Varangians). I can't just arbitrarily revert this user; that's bad for me. And all this arguing that leads nowhere.

I've now started on User:Fred chessplayer/Kven users RfC ? Do you have the time to help out? Adding diffs, evidence of disputed behaviour, etc etc, anything will be helpful.

Fred-Chess 20:34, 15 April 2006 (UTC)


wao - great maps! nevertheless a little comment. IMO PNG is the preferred format and maybe it's better to upload to commons? Best regards Tobias Conradi (Talk) 15:53, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

thx for your reply. I recall there have been patent issues with gif, but step by step, depending on region, the patent expires, so i don't know how current this is. PNG is officially supported by w3-consortium, some claim it's better than gif, but e.g. there are no animated PNGs as there are with gif.
upload to commons has the advantage that all other languages wikipedia can use the images too.
... :-) best regards Tobias Conradi (Talk) 11:17, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for this work, man! I was looking at Italy and I assume the numbering of the regions is according to the alphabethical order. I guess Sicilia is wrong numbered, should be 15, after Sardegna (14), not 19 as that's Valle d'Aosta. Thank you for the correction. MiShogun 10:07, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

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Hey Adamsky, you have really given me some ideas for my own user page. Thank you for the encouragement and influence! Mappychris 09:29, 18 April 2006 (UTC)mappychris

Norway, Skagerrak, and passing water[edit]

Hello! I hope you're well. I'm still on my wikibreak of sorts; regardless ...

  • (1) Finally, I've uploaded a detailed geopolitical map of Norway (also note that another already exists in the dedicated county subarticle). It is partially inspired by a similarly loaded map of Canada, which I also created. I regret not getting this to you sooner but, as you can imagine, love doesn't come quickly. :) So, who's your daddy now? Let-me-know-whatyathink!
  • (2) Relatedly, I'm willing to craft a map for Jutland/Denmark or anything else you think necessary; it may take me awhile (days) but the proof is in the pudding. Anyhow, let me know.
  • (3) Thanks for your interest in the proposed oceans wikiproject. Based on the intent, I think it best to call it:
  • This is an over-arching descriptor that entails oceanography (study of oceans and seas) and limnology (lakes). And even though you're not an expert per se, nor am I, I'm sure we can both learn from it. I'll pull something together shortly.

Let me know if you've any questions. Thanks again! E Pluribus Anthony | talk | 16:38, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Hello there! No problem for the delay; I've been similarly swamped. I've always been interested in geography, but I'm actually a student of biology and political science and a fundraiser by profession. A polymath of sorts ... ;)

Thanks for the feedback regarding the map of Norway. Comments:

  • I deliberated a bit over Svalbard/Jan Mayen and believe I've covered off on their unique nature adequately, hence their renditions on the map (see the legend). Svalbard is not a region per se but still significant: any sovereign or unique polities are rendered on the map in a distinct bold, thick font (as Svalbard is, q.v., Aland). Countries are in similar font but upper case. Lacking an altenate way to render it, note that Svalbard is a shade of violet which, effectively, is a variant of blue meant to hark of its nordicity. (I will tweak the text legend on the talk page of the map, though.)
  • I borrowed the rendition for Greenland from the above indicated map of Canada which, in turn, is the form provided for in the Atlas of Canada; so I think it is a modus vivendi regarding that territory.

It actually mightn't be too much to retrofit the current map for your specific stated purpose (ack!), so I'll put it in on my to-do list ... give me some days, though. In the interim, let me know if you've any questions; thanks again! E Pluribus Anthony | talk | 12:49, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Hydrography...[edit]

Hi again. Thanks for your interest and comments. As this is an encyclopedia, containing comprehensive information, I believe it prudent for the proposed project to have a wider scope ... particularly if attempts to roll Wp into a periodic static version (Wikipedia 1.0) are realised. This will also faciliate consistency and allow for growth: to paraphrse: think globally, act locally. :)

The propopsed macrocategory will allow for the following parentage:

I envision all said bodies of water having a consistent infobox (a la the country wikiproject, but obviously not as elaborate), which also lends credence to organising this project under one moniker.

I think hydrology which deals with the science of water (like the water cycle, etc.) and other aspects, not necessarily synonymous with the above, would be too broad for what I'm thinking; however, I'd fully support the hydrography project being rolled into it or another. And I still think your scope of interest – viz. 'political oceanography' – can be fully satisfied within this structure.

I'll pull something together in the next week or so. Hailing frequencies shall remain open. E Pluribus Anthony | talk | 14:44, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your praise. Indeed, Wp is a learning experience; sometimes, though, it is sometimes one of how not to do this-or-that or of people to avoid ... present company excluded, of course! :)
As for other bodies of water: yes – note that the proposed wikiproject name accommodates all of them. I'll keep you apprised. Ta!  :)

CJ election reminder[edit]

Hi Adamsky


I noticed that you are not registered for voting or nomination in the CJ elections, and would like to remind everyone that all Candidates Must Submit Their Statement By April 23rd. Voting will begin April 24th, and end May 1st. More details on how to nominate yourself can be found HERE.

I hope to see you at the elections!

• The Giant Puffin • 20:24, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Where is My Contribution?[edit]

Hello. I created a new article and submitted it on 4/17/06 at 11:00 a.m. PST. (Today is 4/19/06 at 2:30 p.m. PST. A search on the title results in a message saying there are no articles about this topic on Wikipedia. Perhaps it is too soon for the article to appear?

I also tried searching the list of recent deletions, but could not find it there. If it has been deleted it would be helpful to know why so that I can educate myself and submit articles that better fit your requirements. If I erred in the submission process, that would be helpful to know, too. Where should I look next? Many thanks for your help.Jayme Curtis 21:33, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

I think you posted your article to Wikipedia:Articles for creation. As yet, no-one has seen fit to actually make the article, for whatever reason. As a registered user, you can create the article yourself, by following this link: Achievo Corporation, and copying the text in there. The text is here if you need a record of it. I would advise you to read Wikipedia:Editing help in order to ensure that your article is correctly formatted and also to ensure that the article is an encyclopaedia article, rather than simply promotional material for the company. --Cherry blossom tree 22:13, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
Replied here. BigAdamsky|TALK|EDITS| 12:42, 23 April 2006 (UTC)


There are several censors/revisionists on Wikipedia who are determined to delete or gut anythign they personally do not agree with or like. One of these is an editor named Demiurge whose relentless attempts at censorship, blocked only when he is caught red-handed by third party Wikipedians, continues unabated. Please review his attempts to delete my additions to the Tim Pat Coogan wikipage. Evidently he is not the only one.

Demiurge is an Irish censor and a Catholic apologist who has attempted to delete edits to pages as various as Ante Pavelic, Tim Pat Coogan, pre-Code (related, ironically, to movie censorship in the USA by the Catholic church), Eamon de Valera (refugee policy during WWII), and many others. Is this individual going to be permitted to censor, delete, edit, sanitize, gut, or whatever he cares to do, with no one stopping him??? He has just blocked my sourced and cited additions to the Wikipage of Tim Pat Coogan (pls. check edit history).

I do not have my own computer so I am using a rental, but if you wish to contact me, please email me at (my friend's email address). I would like to receive a valid reason for his abusive attempts at censorship regarding his "pet" issues.

Will you please consider looking into this matter?

Thank You, 22:43, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

P.S.: This is a very black harbinger for Wikipedia, and its helplessness to block abusive editors, and certainly administrators (which Demiurge is not yet, fortunately, but he will certainly attempt to become one).

Replied here. BigAdamsky|TALK|EDITS| 12:42, 23 April 2006 (UTC)


Perhaps that link in "Anti-Semitism' to the might be a bit too commercial? But thanks anyway -- I'm a postcard collector myself (in a rather specialized category), and I love looking at this stuff. --jpgordon∇∆∇∆ 22:14, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

User:Fred chessplayer/Kven users RfC[edit]

It appears as though the subject of the intended RfC is not an active editory at the moment, so I don't feel motivated, for now, to enlist it at Wikipedia:Requests_for_comment/User_conduct. But I encourage anyone to continue the page in the mean while.

Fred-Chess 08:33, 27 April 2006 (UTC)[edit]

any reason why don't you upload to commons? The maps you bring here are really great. All other language wikis could benefit from it too. Tobias Conradi (Talk) 14:04, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

not very problematic to set up an account over there. And linking from enWP still is the same. You fame will be much bigger if you upload there. Otherwise people maybe will download the img, upload it at commons, tag it there again, and finally go through deleting it here. Or the image will be double uploaded, once here, later by someoneelse on commons. (or in between on nl,de,es,it).
if you keep logged in at commons the upload should go very fast. In the beginning of commons I worked a lot at commons:Category:Maps to good categorize the images. But don't care, just put it in the main cat, other people can better categorize it later. What do I need to do to convince you ? ;-) Tobias Conradi (Talk) 14:27, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
if I don't catch you by fame I have to look for something else ;-). I would not download all the images. But maybe you have them on your computer? I think they have an upload service over there, i.e. one could mail the stuff to someone who will then upload. Shall I have a look? Tobias Conradi (Talk) 14:40, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

Persian people#History[edit]

Could you take a look at the first sentence in this section? It claims that Persians are descendants of some "Aryan tribes" migrating from Central Asia. Sounds like outdated racial theories to me. The same source (Britannica) says Persians are of mixed ancentry, but when I try to add this in people remove it. I don't think this is consistent with WP:NPOV. Could you take a look at this and leave a comment? Thanks, AucamanTalk 06:44, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

User talk:S9arthur[edit]

Still hiding complaints and of course, not archiving it either. I present the correct version of the editor's talk page, but remember to check the edit history. This editor is still controlling the Melungeon article, not allowing any other contributor to present their knowledge to the fore. Of course, erasing complaints would make the editor pretend there is nothing wrong. I do not see this editor as ever coming around. IP Address 10:32, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

Italy map[edit]

Hey Big - the map you added to the Provinces of Italy page was a nice map, however, it was redundant (as there already was a provinces map of Italy on the page) - and the numbers on your map had no reference on the page. Hope you don't mind, but I did remove it - unless you think it could replace the current provinces map - in which case, I would ask the creator of the other map if he wouldn't mind it being replaced first. Biggest thing is to avoid a lot of clutter on the page. I know I worked hard on putting the region maps broken down into provinces for reference and wouldn't like the same to occur without a user suggesting/asking. What do you think? Rarelibra 15:05, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

Good work with Italy regions. I suggest you change the number of Sicilia to 15 as in the correct alphabetical order behind Sardegna. Thanx 8) MiShogun 22:12, 13 June 2006 (UTC)


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Template: Regions of the World[edit]

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Military history[edit]

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Proposed Georgia Move[edit]

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Wikipedian geographers category[edit]

Hey Big Adamsky, I still have not forgotten the warm welcome you gave me. I created a "Wikipedian geographers" category due to the need for a Wikipedian geographer classification scheme and the fact that one was not in existence. I went ahead and added you. Hopefully, all of the Wiki-geographers will add the category. If you need anything, don't hesitate to ask.

Your fellow geographer, Mappychris 02:07, 9 July 2006 (UTC)mappychris

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Transcontinental nation move request...[edit] Talk:Transcontinental nation -  AjaxSmack  08:45, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Can you please tag this picture correctly[edit]

Image:Irland protestants 1861-1991.gif Thanks (Gnevin 22:57, 21 August 2006 (UTC))



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Geography Wikiproject[edit]

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WikiProject Heraldry and vexillology[edit]

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Fair-use image removed from your user page[edit]

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Could you offer up a non-biased, neutral opinion to a few surveys for naming convention changes? The pages are,, and Thanks! Rarelibra 20:42, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

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I tried to add a legend to the Andorra.geohive.gif image you made. I saved it as a png because the gif didn't handle the aliasing of the text as well. However, I couldn't figure out how to upload it to replace the existing image. I tried to re-create your original text on the png image, but that clearly screwed up. The png image is but now I don't know how to fix things correctly and could use some help. Jeff Carr 02:57, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

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Unless you confused Valdivias flag with saint patricks, you want to travel to Valdivia. Im from Valdivia but has lived 5 years in Sweden (svenska?). Im searching for potencial colaborators for a future wikiproject about a Chile, Southern Chile, Patagonia or Valdivia realted topic. Would you care to colaborate? Dentren | Talk 04:24, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Tectonic plates[edit]

Hello, I've taken the liberty of changing the image of tectonic plates you have on your user page to Image:Plates tect2 en.svg per recommendations on the earlier image's page. Hope you don't mind. Cheers, Ouro (blah blah) 20:04, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of List of placenames containing the word "new"[edit]

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British India[edit]

Your input would be appreciated at Talk:British Raj#New page for British India by user:Xn4 Xn4 (talk) 02:08, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

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AfD: Nominated for deletion; see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Non-exclusive ethnic group[edit]

AfD nomination of Non-exclusive ethnic group[edit]

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File source problem with File:Iceland flagmap.jpg[edit]

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Tunnels Wiki Project Proposal[edit]

I saw your comment on Tunnels. Care to join me in starting a WikiProject Tunnels? Comments accepted at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/TunnelsPustelnik (talk) 23:47, 7 May 2009 (UTC)


You're nothing but a little Smartass. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:51, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Self-published book[edit]

I'm working on compiling a book containing information about almost all Non-indigenous ethnic groups living or working in Pakistan. The population of a particular ethnic group would be obtain respectively from their diplomatic missions in Pakistan including regions with significant populations, languages spoken and religious affiliations. I'm not very good with writing so it would be great, if you would like to collaborate with me.-- (talk) 06:01, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

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