User talk:Bkonrad/Archive 26

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New Project

Myself and several other editors have been compiling a list of very active editors who would likely be available to help new editors in the event they have questions or concerns. As the list grew and the table became more detailed, it was determined that the best way to complete the table was to ask each potential candidate to fill in their own information, if they so desire. This list is sorted geographically in order to provide a better estimate as to whether the listed editor is likely to be active.

If you consider yourself a very active Wikipedian who is willing to help newcomers, please either complete your information in the table or add your entry. If you do not want to be on the list, either remove your name or just disregard this message and your entry will be removed within 48 hours. The table can be found at User:Useight/Highly Active, as it has yet to have been moved into the Wikipedia namespace. Thank you for your help. Useight (talk) 02:39, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

thanks

for reverting the attack on my page Jimfbleak (talk) 05:23, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Discussion on Michigan Highways website

There is a discussion at Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard#Michigan_Highway_website about the reliability of using the site as a source for historical data for the highway articles. Any comments you might have would be appreciated. Imzadi1979 (talk) 02:43, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Dr. Who redux

I received the following from Dr. Who:

I had already replied to this with: This is obviously a fabrication you created and I'm passing this along to a mediator.

So I'm doing that. Steelbeard1 (talk) 16:49, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Historical revisionism

Title above added --Ludvikus (talk) 18:43, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

noe

What's "noe"? --Ludvikus (talk) 18:00, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Beats me. Why do you ask? olderwiser 18:03, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
Oops. That was me: "noe" was a typo for "now." --Ludvikus (talk)
Look at Jewish question. It's the precedent for what I'm trying to accomplish. --Ludvikus (talk) 18:08, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
Also, see Jewish question (disambiguation). Best to you. Wikipedian! --Ludvikus (talk) 18:16, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
Great job on cleanup at JQ. --Ludvikus (talk) 18:43, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Now also check out the {{otheruses}} tag on each sub article (they are useless). --Ludvikus (talk) 18:43, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Revisionism

Greetings Wikipedian. Hope you're well. The above DAB is not doing it's job. Please click on each item. I think you'll understand me now (this time). --Ludvikus (talk) 12:32, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Wilderness Areas / Wilderness areas

If you are knowledgeable about what practice should be, could you please comment on related renaming of categories proposed in Talk of WP:PAREAS? I am just trying to make the categories and titles make sense.

About reverting my edit to the redirect, perhaps the best way to address it is to figure out what the list should be titled, then change all pages that link to it, then delete the redirect. I don't terribly mind your reverting, but please help advise what is the more correct permanent solution here. doncram (talk) 17:40, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

The point of the redirect is to help people find information they are looking for. The name is not consistently capitalized and there is no reason to expect readers to a priori know what the "correct" capitalization is per Wikipedia conventions. As such it should most emphatically not be deleted. If there is a real likelihood of confusion between the US national list and the state and tribal list, then it perhaps could become a disambiguation page, but both terms are cross-referenced with context from the other page, so I don't think that is really necessary. olderwiser 17:47, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
Hmm, i take it you are specializing in redirects, not following pages relating to Wilderness Areas / areas. I assume i am not as familiar as you with redirect matters. But testing on another article name just now, it seems to me that a reader search on "List of U.S. wilderness areas" would get "directed" automatically to "List of U.S. Wilderness Areas" even if the page is deleted. Suppose i revised all associated articles appropriately so that no links to the page remained. Then got the page deleted. Removing the page would give redlinks to any new articles that pointed to the page, which would be appropriate, prompting their editors to find the correct link. Anyone looking for the information by any search, would find their way to the List of U.S. Wilderness Areas. What am I not understanding, that you should "emphatically" disagree? I don't want to argue, i just suspect there is something i don't understand and I would like to learn if you would explain it to me. doncram (talk) 19:52, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
Why should editors see a redlink for an easily confused and inconsistently capitalized form? Wikilinking should be easy and redirects are intended to make it easy for editors to create links even if they don't know the "correct" name per Wikipedia conventions. If you want to take on the task of making sure the links are properly formed, you are welcome to do so. There are many such maintenance efforts that involve periodically checking What links here for a topic. olderwiser 19:58, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

dash entities

I agree that we should always use UTF-8 characters in place of HTML entities, except in the case of dashes. The problem is that in a monospaced font (which most people's editing boxes are set to), it's impossible to tell the difference between a hyphen, an em dash, and an en dash.—Chowbok 18:16, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

And how's that a problem? Most people could care less about the difference. AFAICT, it only really matters to sticklers for detail in the WP:MOS. olderwiser 18:21, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Pleasant disambiguation! (And a barnstar)

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
I always enjoy discussing disambiguation issue with you at WT:D and the Manual of Style; you are always calm and collected, and understand disambiguating well. If I haven't previously given you a barnstar for this, I am very glad that you are still involved there! -- Natalya 19:35, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:All-America City Logo.png

Thanks for uploading Image:All-America City Logo.png. You've indicated that the image is being used under a claim of fair use, but you have not provided an adequate explanation for why it meets Wikipedia's requirements for such images. In particular, for each page the image is used on, the image must have an explanation linking to that page which explains why it needs to be used on that page. Can you please check

  • That there is a non-free use rationale on the image's escription page for each article the image is used in.
  • That every article it is used on is linked to from its description page.

This is an automated notice by FairuseBot. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. --09:12, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

ongoing elections and prominence given to candidates

As you commented on Talk:United States Senate special election in Mississippi, 2008#dispute resolution, I would appreciate your thoughts at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Elections and Referenda#ongoing elections and prominence given to candidates. --John Vandenberg (chat) 01:18, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Alexander Hamilton

We have another editor who wants to make this article "tell the truth" about Hamilton. I may be being unfair; I've seen so many of these enthusiasts who have read Chernow's hagiography and want to make the article conform that they're beginning to look alike. Could you give a third opinion at Talk:Alexander Hamilton#Under the Confederation? Septentrionalis PMAnderson 18:05, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport

BK: Before I get into an unpleasant exchange with another editor, I would like your opinion as to what is going on here. First he deleted everything that I had put in months ago, and now he removed an item about the community center. I think the existence of a community center is worth noting. I mentioned the Sunrise Side Woodcarvers because they in fact just had a show there, as noted in the article I referenced. 7&6=thirteen (talk) 01:58, 13 May 2008 (UTC) Stan

I think we got this worked out. Sorry to bother you. 7&6=thirteen (talk) 03:10, 13 May 2008 (UTC) Stan

Primary topic at Bravo

Since there seems to be some disagreement as to whether there is a primary topic at the disambiguation page Bravo, I've started up the discussion Talk:Bravo#Primary_topic so that we can resolve it without edit warring; your input would be much appreciated there. -- Natalya 16:46, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Tag for cleanup

Do you think I should tag Ubu and Baton for cleanup? IMO they need it, but maybe I need a second pair of eyes. Please reply on your talk page, Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 02:59, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

And The Wizard of Oz? Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 03:56, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
I don't see any major problems with Ubu. The sequence could perhaps be tweaked. Baton is not exactly in need of cleanup, although there is room for improvement. Of the three, The Wizard is the least in line with MOSDAB, but even then it is really not so bad in terms of meeting the basic objective of a disambiguation page.olderwiser 18:06, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

AU reversions

You seem to have gotten into a bit of reverting with Abtract on AU. I thought you might want to know about the section on the talk page about the issue at Talk:Au#Gold.2FAU. If the dispute continues, I'll be happy to protect or block to end it, so please take it to the talk page. Thank you.--chaser - t 20:18, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

More communities

Would you be willing to create redirects for many Michigan communities with post offices but no articles? Nyttend (talk) 16:47, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Sure, but one of the key resources I rely on, the USGS GNIS, has been unavailable for the last day or so. olderwiser 17:11, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
I don't understand how the GNIS (which I've used rather often) can be used to tell what township the community is in. Would you be able to explain to me? Nyttend (talk) 22:29, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
The township boundaries are usually marked on GNIS maps. At the least the section numbers are and the township boundaries can usually be figured out from the section numbering. olderwiser 23:47, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Two Voulenteer Response

FYI... I think you misunderstood my request. will you help me?--Dr who1975 (talk) 21:21, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Nothing? You were willing to speak up before?--Dr who1975 (talk) 02:19, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

7 minutes of fame for Au Gres, Michigan Lanes

That may well dissuade them. 7&6=thirteen (talk) 22:11, 30 May 2008 (UTC) Stan

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Russell A. Alger

This article could use some help, if you can find the time. Thanks. 7&6=thirteen (talk) 01:02, 29 June 2008 (UTC) Stan