User talk:Bkonrad/Archive 3

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Thank you for your support

Hello there! Just a short note to thank you for your vote for me in the sysop poll last week. I feel so privileged to be able to play a part in this fantastic project, and it meant a lot to one that you voted in my favour. Thank you so much. David Cannon 10:16, 3 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Thanks also from another nominated New Zealander (as you well know). Kind regards Robin Patterson 01:29, 29 Jul 2004 (UTC)


No, I'm not planning on changing those redirs to disamb pages. Some time ago I defined what dab means to me (most link changes that are better at getting to the most appropiate, least ambiguous article) on my edit glossary and no one else has commented on it. I believe I've seen others use it similarly. My understanding/belief is that it is preferred that users not see redirect messages at the tops of pages unnecessarily. The other main reason I go thru getting rid of redir messages is because, while I'm at the page anyway, I regularly find other, often more serious, issues to fix (I enjoy Wikipedia "housekeeping" far more enjoyable than adding articles). As for the specific page you mentioned, I thot the text comments were clear enuf that the same point was made still with my changes, but apparently you don't agree, so I won't bother trying to make them again. Niteowlneils 03:14, 5 Jul 2004 (UTC)

India and vocabulary

I noticed that you removed the words antediluvian , nascence & paroxysms. I use Wordweb as my electronic dictionary. Antediluvian literaly means "before the Deluge." In terms of years, it translates to before 1500 BC. Although it is derived from the great flood, it also means ancient. Nascence means birth. Paroxysms mean sudden attack (generally used for fits). The reason why I am mentioning you this is that I have improved my vocabulary thanks to wikipedia. A simple English page is a feature of Wikipedia, so if anyone has a difficulty in understanding high english, he can refer to the article there. I had put up these words so that other wikipedians could benefit. Nichalp 20:06, Jul 5, 2004 (UTC) (Re: on my talk)

Canadian reserves

Originally there was a fair bit of information about Canadian reserves in Indian reservation, which is probably why it had a category link to Canadian Indian reserves. Then the information was moved to Indian reserve, and it just seemed to me that there wasn't enough about reserves in the article about reservations to justify the category link. If you think a link is appropriate I won't be upset if you put it back. And thanks for asking. PBrain 01:36, 6 Jul 2004 (UTC)

It had struck me, too, that there wasn't a lot about reservations in the article, either, and your solution seems appropriate. The history of reservations seems interesting (I did a little research on the Munsee, who got royally shafted in Oklahoma) but a proper treatment probably requires someone a little more familiar with American history than I am. PBrain

Thanks for your support

I just wanted to thank you for your support in my recent nomination to become an administrator. I really appreciate it. blankfaze | •• | •• 14:32, 6 Jul 2004 (UTC)

User:King Moonraiser

This user is turning all of this thing about his editing to The Rowdyruff Boys into an edit war. He says "many fans of the show wanted the boys to reappear on the show." I tried to say that were weren't terribly many out there, but he's giving me a hard time. And besides, he doesn't have to much value here because all he spends his time doing is editing the Rowdyruff Boys and Powerpuff Girls pages, and has not made very many edits. Marcus2 16:01, 7 Jul 2004 (UTC)

In other words, this user claims that 462 people signed some petition over the internet in favor for the Rowdyruff Boys to make another appearance on Powerpuff Girls, and from what I know since the time the show came out, I don't think that there was a lot, and 462 doesn't sound like a big number to me. So it's better to leave some things out if they're argued about. As a matter of fact I think my edition looks better than his. Marcus2 16:19, 7 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Well, I can't really see why you are getting so worked up about this. I don't see anything especially objectionable to the information Moonraiser is adding. Obviously SOME fans do care. If you object to the exact phrasing, please try to work it out with Moonraiser. olderwiser 18:24, 7 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Bot exceptions

If you revert the Guanabot, please leave a message on my talk page so I can add the page you reverted to the ignore list. Guanaco 19:46, 12 Jul 2004 (UTC)


I've changed a database setting. Please let me know if you still have a problem with your watchlist. You might - it's a case of trying raising a limit until the problem goes away. Jamesday 09:40, 15 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Georgia state highway numbers for interstates

These are the correct GDOT state highway numbers for the interstate highways that run through Georgia. Eventually, I'm sure there will be a list of Georgia state highways, and this will make everything consistent. –radiojon 03:23, 2004 Jul 18 (UTC)


It's not because of the text; thousands of other redirects such as Syracuse, UT, work just fine (for me, at least). The database has been doing ten thousand wonky things lately; I suspect this is one of them and will be hashed out by the developers before too long. - Seth Ilys 02:50, 21 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome and all the information! I look forward to contributing to Wikipedia. It's a great website (one of my favorites) but its lack of information on Michigan is frustrating. People deserve to know!

Thanks for the welcome

Thanks for the welcome. I'm still getting the hang of things around here, but I seem to be picking it up pretty quickly. Sorry if this message sent twice, I'm not really sure how to leave comments. I look forward to building a wealth of information about Michigan on Wikipedia with you. Thanks again! -Geoff 17:59, 23 Jul 2004 (UTC)

North Dakota

I was reverting "See: Poto". RickK 19:41, Jul 23, 2004 (UTC)

Re: John Kerry

You are broadcasting credulity here when you say this: "although at some point he realized...". If that is true that Kerry "realized" something about the new, violent bent of VVAW, why the heck is he today still in communication with Camil, the man who advanced the suggestion about killing politicians?
Other than Kerry saying so (which he has NOT done), what evidence is there that Kerry's belated break from VVAW in mid 1972 was anything other than a career move? Where is the evidence of a "realization"? Your bald face assertion is all that there is.
Quite the opposite, the reason cited by Kerry's web site as to why he left VVAW is this exact quote: "Although Kerry was a leader of the VVAW, he eventually left it after concluding that the most effective way to oppose the war was to run for public office...". Quote source here
Frankly, you are duping yourself if you think the record supports the simplistic view of this issue which you are offering.
Rex071404 04:29, 28 Jul 2004 (UTC)
I replied to you on the archived Kerry talk page. olderwiser 14:06, 28 Jul 2004 (UTC)

List of U.S. state name etymologies

Thanks for fixing my bonehead move of this page so it retains the edit history. I'm now going to learn how to do that again... - dcljr 23:10, 2 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Oh, yeah. That's easy. - dcljr 23:11, 2 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Your upload

Hi. I see you uploaded Image:Charles Edward Potter.jpg. Please edit the image description page and supply information on where you got the image from and what its copyright status is. If you don't do so, the image will be deleted. Thanks. — Timwi 16:01, 6 Aug 2004 (UTC)

I see you've done so. Thanks. :-) I guess I was being too quick. Sorry. — Timwi 16:03, 6 Aug 2004 (UTC)


Hey! Schoolcraft was off his rocker if you ask me. :) The Michigan list is kind of part of a series; see County (United States)#County name etymologies. There's definitely a lot of overlap between the list of counties, the county pages themselves, your sandbox list and the etymology list; but I thought one place that summarized the basics "Chippewa was named for the Chippewa people"; "Arenac was a name invented Schoolcraft; for further analysis of its complicated roots, see the Arenac County page?" I started the series with List of California county name etymologies—I'm basically trying to follow in the footsteps of that. What do you think? jengod 18:52, Aug 6, 2004 (UTC)

Excellent. Feel free to twiddle with User:Jengod/List of Michigan county name etymologies as mood/time permits. Cheers! jengod 19:55, Aug 6, 2004 (UTC)

Cameron Kerry - Break-in "paraphrase

While I am still taking time to review the single quotation point I made earlier, I have a link which explains that your "paraphrase" supposition on the sentence in question should not be relied upon. According to this link which has information from the Comp 1120 course at the University of Minnesota, if one is paraphrasing correctly one should "[Use] your own words, but NOT your opinions or interpretations of the information you're paraphrasing. No first person or second person are necessary.". As I read this, it's pretty clear to me that in the sentence in question, if it is a well written paraphrase, would not be mis-stating the central fact of whether or not there was in deed a break-in committed. And since we can presume that NY Times has 1st rate writers and copy editors who do not change facts when they paraphrase, there is every reason to interpret the sentence the way I suggest and no reason to interpret it your way. There was a break in. Cameron Kerry and mr. Vallely did commit that break-in and this is precisly what the New York Times has reported. Rex071404 01:56, 12 Aug 2004 (UTC)

While it is certainly reasonable to expect that the NYT reporter is likely paraphrasing correctly, it is yet a rather weak authority to peg an entire argument on. If there were other sources which confirmed the same thing, then I would have no problem. But I am reluctant to base a controversial wording on the authority of a single paraphrased source, no matter how respectable. olderwiser 02:11, 12 Aug 2004 (UTC)

George Augustus Robinson

He's an interesting case, isn't he? I agree the second category was poorly named. I'm recategorising him as an Australian. I would be interested in your thoughts on this. Mr. Jones 19:49, 13 Aug 2004 (UTC)

The Category:Australian people would be more appropriate as it already exists and is partially populated. Please try to find and use existing categories rather than creating new redundant cateogories. If you have to create a new category, please try to fit it into a categorization schema. When you add an article to a category, if the category shows up as a red link, there is a very good likelihood that the category does not yet exist. In such cases, you should either 1) try to find an appropriate existing category; or 2) if an appropriate category does not exist, then after creating the category be sure to include the newly created category as a subcategory of appropriate higher level categories. See Wikipedia:Categorization and Wikipedia talk:Categorization for more discussion of the hows and whys. olderwiser 19:58, 13 Aug 2004 (UTC)

I'll look at that. I'm a little mystified that there's no alias mechanism — one should be able to refer to things in any way one chooses (subject to being NPOV). Perhaps there's an explanation in the page you mention. Mr. Jones 20:11, 13 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Categories are an entirely different thing than articles and many things that work for articles either do not work at all or work differently with cateogries. For example, no redirects, can't move categories, piping categories changes how an article sorts on the category page, not how it appears. olderwiser 20:20, 13 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Henry P. Baldwin

The illustration you have of Michigan senator Henry P. Baldwin appears in my Oxford Companion to the United States Supreme Court as the likeness of Henry Baldwin, an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. Don't know which is correct, but thought you should know. PedanticallySpeaking 17:12, Aug 19, 2004 (UTC)

Baldwin again

I checked the Supreme Court Historical Society page and they have a portrait of Justice Baldwin here: [1]. Looks like it could be the same fellow ad the picture on Senator Baldwin's page.

Votes for deletion/European Union Olympic medals count for 2004

You may be interested in a last-ditch attempt to save User:Pgreenfinch's endangered article European Union Olympic medals count for 2004 which is on a subpage page of VfD at Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/European Union Olympic medals count for 2004. Because this is a subpage it may not be noticed by those scanning the regular VfD page. Recent votes to keep appear to be sock-puppets or people who have become users only to support this article. You may wish to add your vote or comments or both. Jallan 13:14, 23 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Dissolve DaimlerChrysler petition

Please do not delete the petition on the external links of the DaimlerChrysler page.

Please apologize

Moved to Wikipedia_talk:Requests_for_arbitration/Rex071404/Proposed_decision.

I haved entered a cross-complaint against you

here Rex071404 17:54, 28 Aug 2004 (UTC)

I am profoundly honored to be in such good company. olderwiser 17:56, 28 Aug 2004 (UTC)