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Birthday[edit]

User:Jenmoa/birthday --User:Jenmoa 03:01, 30 August 2005 (UTC)

Handbook of Texas proposed deletion[edit]

Please go here and express your opinion on whether Category:Handbook of Texas citations should be deleted. As a Texan Wikipedian, your opinion on this topic is particularly valuable. 66.167.253.162 17:48, 26 September 2005 (UTC).

UH Navbox[edit]

Nice work on the UH Navbox. Thanks! Emoll 14:14, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Props... To The UH Navbox work (much needed) and to Shasta (also needed) work, as well. Nick22aku 21:43, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Houston[edit]

Thank you for becoming a participant! Your expertise in the areas you mentioned will surely benefit the project. Please feel free to discuss anything related to the project at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Houston and add/update the collaboration items at Wikipedia:WikiProject Houston. Also, please add the project banner/article assessment template for every new project-related article you create. The templates are found here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Houston/Resources. Thanks again, Postoak 20:55, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Peter Tyrrell Flawn[edit]

Do you know if the article Peter Tyrrell Flawn should be moved to Peter T. Flawn? I haven't really seen any articles with the middle name written out like that. -WarthogDemon 21:02, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. Cheers. :) -WarthogDemon 21:36, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

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Block[edit]

Hello. I have blocked editing from this account for Disruption on HTC Wizard. Basically we have resumed edit warring after the protection has expired. Please use the talk page for content disputes rather than reverting each others changes. To contest this block use the {{unblock|your reason here}} template on this page. Regards, Navou banter 04:04, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

{{tl:unblock|Despite several attempts at discussion in the talk page, the other user refuses to participate. Ironically, the anonymous user claims that any revert of his edits should be discussed, however he never participates. The only alternative I have is to revert the edit because this has already been discussed several times and there is a consensus among the other wikipedians that this shouldn't be there. I really want to discuss this, and have done so, but I can't help that the other user refuses to participate. }}

{{tl:unblock-auto|1=129.7.254.34|2=Disruption on HTC Wizard|3=Navou}}

I see this, and I apologize. Navou banter 04:28, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Should be unblocked now. Navou banter 04:30, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

YesY

Your request to be unblocked has been granted for the following reason(s):

Autoblock of 129.7.254.34 lifted or expired.

Request handled by: Navou banter 04:40, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Thank you! Brianreading 04:41, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
Thank you for understanding. Navou banter 04:43, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Regarding Third Opinions[edit]

Hi. Wikipedia:Third opinion is probably not the proper avenue for revolving your dispute with 122.160.82.88 regarding HTC Wizard, since more than two editors seem to be involved already and since the primary problem is that one of the involved editors is refusing to discuss the situation. As the page indicates, third opinion "requires good faith and civility on both sides of the dispute", and unfortunately you don't seem to have that. :/ I have left a message for the user at User talk:122.160.82.88 advising of our policies on Wikipedia:consensus and tendentious editing and requesting that he or she discuss these changes on the talk page before implementing them. If he persists without an effort to establish consensus, you may wish to follow the recommended steps at disruptive editing by considering Wikipedia:Wikiquette alerts or Wikipedia:Requests for comment/User conduct. (The requisite steps to follow prior to pursuing that are listed here.) Good luck with resolving this. --Moonriddengirl 15:50, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Help on Windows Mobile needed ...[edit]

Dear Brian, we have some discussions with one wiki moderator and need help from independent Windows Mobile expert. May I ask you one question - what are popular Windows Mobile websites that you know? Thank you, Victor —Preceding unsigned comment added by Shab victor (talkcontribs) 18:12, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

If we're talking about appropriate External links to include, we should look at Wikipedia's guidelines on external links sections. From these guidelines, we know that External links should be kept to a minimum. Thus, just because a site is popular, doesn't mean it should necessarily be included. Where is this discussion taking place? Which links are in question? Thanks! Brianreading 21:10, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

UH[edit]

Hi Brian, I rated UH as high importance with the other state schools. Sorry that I forgot the first time...and good luck on your GA quest! Karanacs 19:13, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:UH Fight Song.ogg)[edit]

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Hey, I could participate :) WhisperToMe 06:32, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

RE: WikiProject University of Houston[edit]

Sure, I would be interested in participating. I think the most important thing is to define the scope of this project. Do we want a project for the University of Houston or the University of Houston System. If we decide on just University of Houston, then the project should clearly define that and guidelines should be set to state that other articles related to UH–Clear Lake, UH–Downtown, or UH–Victoria are not part of the scope. I prefer a project just for the University of Houston, but also see that this will be problematic as other editors will argue that three other UH System institutions should be part of the project as well since they bear "University of Houston" in their name.

I guess before moving forward, we need to decide what to call the project in accordance with the scope:

WikiProject University of Houston or WikiProject University of Houston System.

I think you should post on the talk pages of Houston and Texas so other editors will be aware of this proposed project.

I read your userpage and noticed that you went to Clements HS! I went and graduated from there as well.

RJN 18:06, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

I'd prefer a University of Houston only project also, but I certainly see your point! However, I'd honestly think it'd be a better idea to deal with those cases of editors trying to include the rest of the UH System in the scope on an individual basis. My reasoning for this stems from the fact that I don't believe we'll get a lot of these editors often because the other UH System school articles are seldom edited. So, with your willingness to join a UH project, I will get started on creating one. However, I will heed your advice and post on the talk pages for UH, Houston, and Texas. This will allow for more exposure of this project to those who would be interested but otherwise wouldn't know.
Clements was surely a great high school to graduate from. I'm proud to have my diploma from there.
Brianreading 19:26, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
Sounds great! My only concern is that someone will start tagging all UH System articles with the WikiProject University of Houston template. I wouldn't want to get into an edit war over this by removing them and having to explain that other three UH System institutions are not branch/extension campuses of UH.
When did you graduated from CHS? I graduated in 2002 from CHS and 12/2006 from UH. —RJN 21:26, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
I guess somewhere on the project page, we'll have to include a little tidbit about the scope for the project. That way, we can always refer back to something that existed before the editor started making changes. It's part of good WikiProject etiquette after all to have a well-defined scope.
Anyway, yeah. I gradated from Clements in 2003, so it looks like you were a year ahead of me. I'm planning on graduating from UH around late '08 or mid '09. —Brianreading 21:42, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi Brian, Thanks for the invitation to join the UH project. At this time I'm not sure I can put a lot of energy into this effort, but I will definitly watch the project page and may jump in to a few articles I spot needing work. Thank you for organizing this and putting time into the UH articles. I used to watch the UH pages closely but was turned off a bit when someone came through and nominated every image for deletion. I'll try to get interested again. --Rgb9000 16:39, 12 November 2007 (UTC)


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Great work on the launch of WikiProject University of Houston! - Postoak (talk) 06:27, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi Brian! Thank you for the invitation to the University of Houston Project. I'd love to help out but have never been part of a project like this. Where do I start and how can I help?

EwokiWiki (talk) 23:16, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

University of Houston Good Article nomination is on hold[edit]

I've put University of Houston on hold for GA, listing some things to work on on the talk page. Dylan (talk) 06:48, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

UH article[edit]

Brianreading, good job on spearheading the improvements to the University of Houston article and getting it elevated to good article status. Nicely done. --Evb-wiki (talk) 20:30, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

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External links for Live Search Mobile[edit]

Hey thanks! I was cleaning up the external links section for Live Search Mobile and wasn't sure if I should remove that too. Glad you helped! --Pikablu0530 (talk) 07:38, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

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UH Law Center[edit]

I think the UH Law Center Page is looking good. I just put some more info in tonight. Please let me know what you think needs to be done. Also how do I get the status changed from start page? MC Lewis (talk) 05:33, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

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fact tag addition[edit]

...on the Texas A&M page was removed by me because that assertion is made in the following reference. In general, it is perfectly acceptable to summarize something from an article in 2-3 sentences and put a single reference at the end. — BQZip01 — talk 05:32, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

RfA[edit]

Hi Brian. Questions added. Cheers, Dlohcierekim 21:36, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Brianreading[edit]

Brian, I am sorry to inform you that I have closed your RfA as an unsuccessful snowball closure: there was an 8:1 ratio against the request at the time of processing. However, don't be downhearted by this: I can assure you that your contributions are both highly welcome and valued—many editors have failed their first request for adminship, only to sail through later and become well-respected administrators. Kindest regards, AGK (contact) 22:11, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Congrats![edit]

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For your consistent hard work on Texas university articles. Cheers! Eustress (talk) 20:01, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

University of Houston Portal[edit]

Beautiful! Make sure you list it at Portal:Contents/Portals and Wikipedia:Portal/Directory. Great work, Postoak (talk) 06:34, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

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I don't know how much more "sources" you need for alumni like Devin Brown whos jersey is hanging in the fucking convo, how much more do you fucking need for something like that?

UTSA[edit]

I don't know how much more "sources" you need for alumni like Devin Brown whos jersey is hanging in the convo, how much more do you need for something like that?

Someone running across a Wikipedia article doesn't know things like that. Putting things up that are contentious based on personal experience constitutes as original research. If these alumni are in fact from UTSA, it should be simple to find that written in an independent source somewhere. Luckily, another user has done this for you, and it has made the article much more credible now. By the way, I'm a UTSA alum too, so I'm not just picking on UTSA. Brianreading (talk) 14:20, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Yo sorry for that response, I left my computer turned on and somebody (my friend) decided to abuse it trying to be funny or cute, I already talked to him about doing this crap. I did originally made the changes to the site but did not reply to your message in fact I did not know about this message sent to you until I logged on and saw your message to me. I see that someone already cited the sources, so that is great. Once again I apologize for the rude message. Bigj8585 (talk) 20:40, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Moving[edit]

If you want to move a page to a title that already exists, list it at WP:Requested moves, instead of cutting and pasting. Thanks. --Closedmouth (talk) 15:32, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject:Software[edit]

WikiProject Software Hello Brianreading. You have been invited to join WikiProject Software, a WikiProject dedicated to improving the Software-related articles on Wikipedia. You received this invitation due to your interest in, or edits relating to or within the scope of the project. If you would like to join or just help out a bit, please visit the project page, and add your name to the list of project members. You may also wish to add {{User WikiProject Software}} to your userpage and {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Software/Announcement-u}} to the top of your talk page with the heading ==WikiProject Software Announcement==. If you know someone who might be interested, please pass this message onto others by pasting this code into their talk page {{Software invite|~~~~}} with the following heading == WikiProject Software ==.

Thanks,
Tyw7, Leading Innovations ‍ ‍‍ (TalkContributions) 11:38, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Adminstrator Support[edit]

Can you please support my request for adminship: Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Tyw7 2.
Thanks,
Tyw7, formerly Troop350 (talk) 22:04, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Alan Hollinghurst[edit]

Do you know when he lectured at Houston Uni? Perhaps you could add a reference, or else the category might get deleted.Zigzig20s (talk) 17:50, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

I'm not quite sure when this happened, but the University of Houston Creative Writing Program lists him as part of the department here. I know he at least was a fellow of the University of Houston in 1998 in accordance with this article from the Daily Princetonian. Brianreading (talk) 17:57, 4 July 2008 (UTC)
Thank u for that article, I don't usually read the Daily Princetonian...If you can find more references, do let me know pls.Zigzig20s (talk) 18:26, 4 July 2008 (UTC)
Will do. Brianreading (talk) 18:27, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

George Mitchell[edit]

Does he have a middle initial? jhawkinson (talk) 21:12, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, I have no clue what his middle initial is. I can't really find that information anywhere. Brianreading (talk) 04:06, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Integrated banner for WikiProject Software[edit]

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Merger of WikiProject Malware and WikiProject Software[edit]

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New Leadership Organization[edit]

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Cougar Paw[edit]

You're welcome. I did the one for Tech by copying UT's, so I figured I should just make the UoH one using the same type of hand. I think it looks better when they all match. A&M's still looks a little different, but they can fend for themselves.  ;) --Elred (talk) 01:05, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

WM6 Screen[edit]

Hi...what do you mean by "glossy" for the WM theme? The icons are just as they were when I did a hard reset to 6.1, and the theme is called "Windows Mobile 6.1".

--MasterOfTheXP (talk) 23:36, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Image licensing[edit]

Hey there...

I am trying to clean up some of the images with minor licensing issues and I came across Image:P3110003.JPG which is only used on your userpage. If you are going to use the image, could you go and fix the licensing on the image page and be clear about releasing the image under a GFDL license (or another free license). Thanks. If you have any questions, please drop me a note on my talk page. --Jordan 1972 (talk) 21:57, 5 October 2008 (UTC)


Note: See Welcome Wilson images section for response to question another user posted here about a separate issue.

Houston Cougars Football[edit]

Excellent work! You requested an updated assessment, and I'm happy to give it. The highest rating I can offer without a formal review process is a B-class assessment, but I'd strongly suggest adding more in-line citations and submitting this for GA review. It's very good in the prose department, as best as I can tell from a quick look. If you can add those in-line citations, there's absolutely no reason this article couldn't reach good status. Great work! JKBrooks85 (talk) 11:09, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your kind words. Adding in-line citations has been something I've wanted to do more of. It can be difficult finding sources for the early years of the team, if you know of any, feel free to add. Thanks again. Brianreading (talk) 16:01, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
With older items, off-line sources are usually your best bet. If there's a book or two detailing the history of the Cougars, that'd be the best way to go. Just throw the bibliographic citation at the bottom, then use a "Miller, p. 37"-type cite in-line. I've also found that academic databases have been a big help as well, particularly ones like NewsBank; those generally cover from the mid-1980s to the present day, though I'd suggest using clickable online cites for more current items. Good luck with it. JKBrooks85 (talk) 20:09, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
As per other 2008-09 bowl game entries, the full name of the school (such as the University of Houston Cougars) is standardized in all stories such as the 2008 Armed Forces Bowl. After all, they are college football games. In the future, if you wish to avoid editing wars, may i suggest you take it up with moderators. thank you. NoseNuggets (talk) 5:48 AM US EST Dec 26 2008.
There are no Wikipedia moderators. I don't think you quite understand the concept of Wikipedia. Brianreading (talk) 20:44, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

UHS[edit]

Hi Brian,

Are you aware of the name change initiative for UH–Downtown? I wanted to let you know in case you have not heard. By the way, I am aware that you attend UH, not UHD. http://www.uhd.edu/publicaffairs/namechange/index.htm

RJN (talk) 02:28, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I'm aware of the name change. Although I'm not a UHD student, I have some very close family that attend and are alumni of the university. Thanks for all the hard work you've done on the UH related articles though. It's much appreciated, as it seems like I was the only one doing it for a while. Brianreading (talk) 06:00, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Italics[edit]

Regarding this edit, does Wikipedia specifically say that non-italics are preferred? If so, please point me to that guideline. I'm not disputing your edit, I just want to make sure I do it right in the future. Thanks! →Wordbuilder (talk) 13:35, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Well, to be honest, I just can't see a grammatical reason for it. The example template doesn't have italics either. Brianreading (talk) 18:23, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
Fair enough. It's no big deal. I'll probably just skip it from now on. →Wordbuilder (talk) 20:09, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Here's something to consider. Take a look at the infobox for Graham Harrell. The "present" there is autoformatted to display in italics. →Wordbuilder (talk) 01:30, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Hmm, thanks for showing me that. I guess it's probably more legit than I thought. Brianreading (talk) 01:50, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
No problem. I still can't remember where I picked it up, but it was probably somewhere like that. →Wordbuilder (talk) 01:59, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Yahoo Messenger for Mac.jpg[edit]

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2008-09 Houston Cougars men's basketball team[edit]

Brian, you may want to consider redirecting 2008-09 Houston Cougars men's basketball team to 2008–09 Houston Cougars men's basketball team. For example, if you take a look at Template:NBA seasons or "Category:National Basketball Association season by team templates," you will see that each NBA season (and individual team seasons) all now use the long dash opposed to a short dash. I realize that most of the college teams are using the short dash for 2008-09, but there are also a handful using the long dash (e.g. 2008–09 IUPUI Jaguars men's basketball team, 2008–09 Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball team, etc.).

Nick22aku (talk) 18:55, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Done. Thanks for the info. Brianreading (talk) 18:58, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

On BCS. AP and Coaches Polls...[edit]

It's a rule of thumb in the summaries after a certain date that the BCS Standings superceed the AP or Coaches polls. NoseNuggets (talk) 11:48 PM US EST Nov 22 2008

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Deletion review for Rolando Gomez[edit]

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DYK for Cullen Performance Hall[edit]

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windows mobile standard software[edit]

hi, you added this "windows mobile standard software" as a new cat to several watched articles of mine. I removed the deepfish tagged page, but then i noticed there are more pages tagged... what do you mean with STANDARD? standard is (in my opinion) pre-installed software. or what is this cat? This seemed to be a bad cat name... what ever... mabdul 0=* 14:24, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

oh thats for this link. I didn't know the changing of the names AGAIN. that is reall crazy. I reverted the deefih article again, so that the cat is included. mabdul 0=* 09:44, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Army football[edit]

Yes, they were simply called the Army Cadets. Black Knights is a recent thing. The NCAA says 1999, but I think it was actually summer 2000, not positive though. Strikehold (talk) 16:54, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject College football February 2009 Newsletter[edit]

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Savannah Lakes and SouthFork[edit]

Savannah Lakes is herein part of the corporated limits of Rosharon and SouthFork is whitin the Incorporated Extra Territiorial of Jurisdriction of Manvel Texas.Map of Manvel Mayorofrosharon (talk) 03:19, 23 March 2009(UTC)

I am completely sorry bout this. It was to another user so you are freely to delete this section of youre talk page Mayorofrosharon (talk) 21:29, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Discussion about merging of Houston neighborhoods[edit]

Hi! There is a discussion about merging Houston neighborhoods here: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Houston#List_of_Houston_neighborhoods WhisperToMe (talk) 21:25, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

List of Houston neighborhoods[edit]

Brian, please see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Houston#List of Houston neighborhoods for more disussion. Thanks, Postoak (talk) 21:23, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Disputed non-free use rationale for File:Windows Media Player 10 Mobile.png[edit]

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Fancy Setting up an iPhone OS games task force?[edit]

Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
For removing useless category of loads of articles and for tireless work on iPhone OS game related articles ISmashed TALK! 19:58, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks a million for removing that useless cat off loads of articles. My bad I didnt see the software one and didnt read the guideline properlly. Also well done for your work on iphone articles. I want to set up a task force or wikiproject for iPhone OS so mail me if your interested and we can set one up together. ISmashed TALK! 19:58, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

You deserve the barnstar well done. Do you think an iPhone OS project would be useful?ISmashed TALK! 16:58, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
Actually, I think it would be useful. If you wanted to spearhead the project, I would help. I've created a WikiProject myself in the past. Brianreading (talk) 17:05, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
Cool. You seem a bit more experienced than me so to have you onboard would be great. I'll Start off from a template and see how it ends up.ISmashed TALK! 17:22, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
This page will help you get started. Let me know if you need any other help! Brianreading (talk) 17:27, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! I suppose we will need to sort out the articles that are appropriate to the project.ISmashed TALK! 17:31, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
That should probably be done after you've created the WikiProject, as we already know there are plenty of articles within the scope. After you've created the appropriate templates, we can go around adding relevant articles to the project using the discussion pages. Brianreading (talk) 17:34, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
Sounds good. Ok ill put it together now. Its a work in progress. ISmashed TALK! 17:53, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
Ok made Template:WikiProject iPhone OS. Adding this to iphone articles would be great. Also formatting the project page is a priority. ISmashed TALK! 20:42, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
Very cool. I'll be helping you add that template soon. Brianreading (talk) 20:45, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
Wow I noticed you added the template to articles thats great. Oh the project is up for deletion (I dont know how) but its looking possitive. We may have to become a task force. Deletion Discussion
Thanks for the heads up. I've commented on the discussion. Brianreading (talk) 09:37, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Re: MLB World Series 2009 game art[edit]

Hey, i would have uploaded the image on the app store but i couldnt for the life of me find the games page, the app store is confusing, if you have a link id happily upload the correct image. Salavat (talk) 02:52, 25 May 2009 (UTC)


Clarification[edit]

I'm sure I probably can, but I'm honestly not sure of what your asking? —Preceding unsigned comment added by ASUPhotog (talkcontribs) 05:34, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

You had added a bunch of articles to the Category:Public universities in Texas, but that category hadn't been created yet. It looks like somebody did this for you already though. I recommend you check out this section of the Wikipedia guidelines regarding categorization before adding any more articles to categories. Thanks! Brianreading (talk) 06:21, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Appstore?[edit]

Hey the other day you told be about using the logos from the appstore for iphone games. How do you get into sections of the store, im thinking that i need to install itunes but i aint going to do that. Am i doing something wrong here??? Main reasons im asking is because i was going to upload the infobox image for the game Metal Gear Solid Touch, but couldnt get the games page on the appstore. Thanks if you can help. Salavat (talk) 15:42, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

There is no hard and fast way to get the image. It is possible to retrieve a 512x512px '.png' icon from a game '.ipa' file by renaming it a '.zip' file, and then unzipping it. However, the icon that is retrieved this way does not have the rounded corners, nor the gloss given to icons on the App Store. The reason why is that this is all done on the fly by both the iPhone OS and the App Store/iTunes.
It is possible to manually add these effects to the icon, but just doing the smoothing on the corners is easiest. Basically, what I've done is, in iTunes snap a screenshot of the icon, by clicking the album art in the left side bar, and bringing up a larger view. Right-click the large image, and make sure it says "Actual Size" before taking the screenshot. Next, I import this image with a photo editor like Photoshop into a blank document with a transparent background, and crop the image to just the icon. I then use the smooth selection tool to get the make the rounded corners. You need a radius of 89px.
If you can find a game icon with transparent background out there on the web to use, it would be even easier. However, this is rare to find.
It was once possible to browse the App Store from third-party websites that had set up the ability to see that content, but I don't know if they're around anymore, and what their names are. Why so adamant about not installing iTunes? It doesn't contain any spyware or add-ons, nor does it interfere with Windows Media Player or whatever media player you use. Apple's software, in my opinion is some of the cleanest out there for Windows.
--Brianreading (talk) 17:16, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply, i might consider downloading it sometime, its just the 70mb is a bit much for a program i would never use. Thanks again. Salavat (talk) 14:48, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

James Coney Island: First Houston Hot Dog Vendor?[edit]

You wrote "The original James Coney Island restaurant was the first major hot dog vendor in Houston." However, I can't find this in any of the sources cited, so I tagged it {{fact}}. Have I missed it? Thanks.—C45207 | Talk 07:43, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

Check the source for the sentence previously before it. The article from the Chronicle claims that "the hot dog hit the big time here [in Houston] in 1923, when brothers James and Tom Papadakis opened James Coney Island on downtown's Rusk Street." I took that to mean that it was the first major hot dog vendor in Houston. Brianreading (talk) 07:46, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
Meh. We're probably not going to find a better source. Un-{{fact}}ed.—C45207 | Talk 08:05, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
Good to know. Brianreading (talk) 17:01, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

Norton Internet Security as Feature Article[edit]

I have nominated Norton Internet Security as Feature Article. Feel free to add your reviews here: Wikipedia:Featured_article_candidates/Norton_Internet_Security/archive2 --Tyw7‍ ‍‍ (TalkContributions) Leading Innovations >>> 10:24, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

David Dewhurst[edit]

Hi, I'm wondering why you reverted my edit to the David Dewhurstarticle, it said he was in office "2003-present". I believe that we are both veteran Wikipedians, who know that an an elected official currently in office should not have anything written next to the "term end" space in the info box. --71.235.32.22 (talk) 20:45, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Hello there! I'm not aware of any such format described in the template documentation. Can you refer me to this? The combination of a blank edit summary (especially from an anonymous user) and absent documentation on the matter made me think your edit was vandalism. That's why it was reverted. On a side note, upon examining your address, it appears that you've only made a total of 75 edits to Wikipedia all within a 6 month time span. Do you have a dynamic IP address or a registered account with Wikipedia? Not that it really matters, but it just appeared odd. Brian Reading (talk) 21:10, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
If you were to look at other elected official articles, you will see what I mean. I previously had an account, user:bobsmith319. I recently registered to a new account, user:matt319 because I purposely changed my password without looking out of a fit of frustration with another user.
Sorry, but other articles aren't a definitive standard for how to format an article. It's the agreed upon documentation that is available which dictates that. If Wikipedia were to go by the former standard, then most articles would follow a terrible format as most of Wikipedia is stubs, etc. Basically, I don't follow your logic. Brian Reading (talk) 00:42, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
I'm going to copy this conversation to the article talk page, so we can continue there. Brian Reading (talk) 00:44, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

User interface section on Games for Windows - Live[edit]

Thanks for notifying. I had frequent power cuts and i lost track on what to do. :). --SkyWalker (talk) 18:24, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Steppin'[edit]

Hi. I didn't create the article Steppin. I moved it to Steppin: The Movie which was subsequently deleted in an AfD. From the looks of it PowpowUstwo just created an article where the redirect I created was. Pinkadelica 02:10, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for this info. Brian Reading (talk) 02:12, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
You're welcome :) Pinkadelica 02:15, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc.[edit]

Brianreading,

Thanks for you message. I have actually done a study on this organization for school and wanted to post more information on it for others. I think it's an interesting organization, especially since it's based in Texas and concerns Human Rights. I don't have an relations to the organization other than the research I did on it for school. Is that going to be a problem? I am working on posts to document the organization further and I have several news articles that I am going to reference as well. Please let me know if you think I am doing this backwards. This is my first time to post on Wikipedia. Thanks, NYUJV —Preceding unsigned comment added by NYUJV (talkcontribs) 21:14, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

I'm glad you are open to help here on Wikipedia. After all, this is a community project. As someone who has been here a little while, I recommend that one of the first things you do with your article is cite reliable sources to establish notability. These are two of the most important concepts here, and most administrators will look for this when they decide an article should be deleted or not. Check out this section of the style guide to determine how to properly cite your sources in the article. As far as you having no connection to the organization, that is actually a very good thing here, as Wikipedia takes conflict of interest concerns seriously. Let me know if you have anymore questions. I'm here to help. Brian Reading (talk) 21:21, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Anthony Ausgang[edit]

Brianreading,

Thank you for your comment "Delete. Huge COI, fails WP:BIO. Brian Reading (talk) 22:25, 13 July 2009 (UTC" in regards to the entry for Anthony Ausgang. In defense of "conflict of interest" I would just like to say that there was an entry for Anthony Ausgang for several years and it was removed at the beginning of this month for lack of references and copyright violations. That first entry was posted by an unknown agent, and not an employee Anthony Ausgang's or by the artist himself. The new entry has fixed these errors with the help of Anthony Ausgang. There is no hype involved in this entry and Wikipedia is not being used for self promotion. As you can see from the partial bibliography there is public interest in this artist and this is not a vanity entry. Thank you. Ausganger (talk) 07:11, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

I understand, but it was also deleted for a reason, and it's still a conflict of interest. Also, are you speaking in third-person? Brian Reading (talk) 19:20, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Pigeon Poo[edit]

Hi Brianreading, why do you think the article for Pigeon Poo should be deleted? The game is available on the AppStore and has an official page on the software house' website. Thanks in advance for your answer. Billx (talk) 07:08, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Those two aspects don't qualify it for notability. If it's not verifiable through many reliable sources, then it just doesn't belong on Wikipedia. Thanks. Brian Reading (talk) 19:25, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

File:Sports Illustrated January 29, 1968, UH UCLA.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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WikiProject Software IRC[edit]

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Windows Mobile 6.5 Article[edit]

I was Reading you comments on the rolback history of WinMo6.5, while i agree with your rollback to the 6.1 home screen i wanted to clear some things up. Winmo 6.5 has reached the RTM phase, however there are two phases labeled as RTM in the windows world. Release To Manufacturers and release to Market. Right Now as it stands WinMo is only in the release to manufactures stage, it is expected to be released in September. I felt i should notify you of this image's status since i am the creator of the screenshot, and it seams as though you are the controlling user the windows mobile article. and no that screenshot dose not contain any major customizations what you see in that image is what will come out in September. Thank you for your time --Koman90 (talk) 01:16, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for taking the time to leave me this message. I do not control the article any more than any other users, but I've also been discussing the changes in the talk page. My main reasoning for supporting the 6.1 screenshot is that the 6.5 screenshot should contain no customizations. This is to keep the clarity of the topic as much as possible. Please weigh in on the discussion on the talk page if you haven't already. Thanks again. Brian Reading (talk) 14:52, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Copyright[edit]

I suggest you go to law school before you start to dispense copyright legal advice. Since I don't know what the source material you believe is copyrighted, I can't determine whether the source was copyrighted. Next, you must determine who is the copyright holder and the relationship with the person posting to wikipedia. Assuming the source is copyrighted and its author is not posting to wikipedia, you must next perform an analysis to determine whether the use is a "fair use" allowed by the copyright laws. Since you claim that two different literary expressions are both copyrighted, I suspect that you are mistakenly assuming that copyright protects underlying facts — instead of just the literary expression of those facts or ideas. I suggest that the next time you find a passage that you feel is a copyright violation, you rephrase it. I also suggest that you review WP:OWN Racepacket (talk) 16:33, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, but ripping word for word text from a news article for that purpose is a copyright violation whether you like it or not. It wasn't even very good information, as it even simply repeated some of the same facts. I needn't attend law school to understand how copyright policies apply here at Wikipedia, and I recommend that you remain civil. I don't care to own articles, and if I did, I wouldn't be contributing to Wikipedia. I support the goal of the project, hence why I care about enforcing its policies, including those regarding copyrights. Brian Reading (talk) 07:14, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
Facts are not copyrighted, literary expression is copyrighted. Therefore of the two versions, one would not be a copyright infringement, by definition. Racepacket (talk) 19:59, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
I'll discontinue this conversation now. The text has been reworded enough for a common ground. In the future I recommend that you work with the community, or if you have some sort of insight, add it to the WP:Copyrights page. Brian Reading (talk) 02:15, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestions. Again, perhaps it is time for you to do some soul-searching on the WP:OWN front. Racepacket (talk) 15:05, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
What makes you think I claim ownership of the articles I contribute to? I'd do the same regarding copyright violations on any article I see on Wikipedia. Honestly, if I really felt like I should be the sole controller of content for an article, I wouldn't be writing it on Wikipedia. I have a bit more common sense than that. Again, I understand the goals of the project. Honestly, I think it's you who will need to get a better grasp of community skills, particularly WP:CIVIL. If a copyright violation arises, one that is certainly not cut and dry, you'll need to explain your reasoning for adding this back to the article. Copyright violations are to be handled seriously in this project. Brian Reading (talk) 17:58, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
To answer your question, WP:OWN address emotional ownership of articles and states, "If this watchfulness starts to become possessiveness, then you may be overdoing it." I am sorry if I came across in any way as uncivil, but repeated deletion of different literary expressions as each being a copyright violation is not civil either. By the way, my source was another wiki, not the New York Times. Racepacket (talk) 22:31, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
Again, I would take the same action regardless of who wrote the content here. I've even done so in the past. Copyright violations certainly deserve to be repeatedly removed. Removing that which is disallowed on Wikipedia is not typically seen as uncivil behavior no matter how many times it is done. Adding such disallowed material back without explanation usually is. So, I'm still not following the logic you're using to claim that I'm being overprotective of the article. Also, Wikis are generally not reliable sources as per WP:SPS. That text was specifically a word for word rip from the New York Times. Brian Reading (talk) 03:06, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
Why did you feel that the subsequent, different versions were word for word? 08:47, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
I honestly don't know what you're talking about. When reposted, it appeared to be the same wording. Brian Reading (talk) 09:09, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
They were different, hence my Aug 3 and 10 comments to you posted above. I have never argued that the material could not be copyrighted because it is factual, I have argued that given different literary expressions of the facts, at least one was not a copyright infringement. But I could not tell because you didn't identify what the alleged copyrighted material was. Racepacket (talk) 12:43, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
Again, it was clear if the lone source was actually read. Honestly, I'm tired of discussing this issue. We've come to a conclusion as far as editing goes. Let's just leave it at that, because we're running in circles. Brian Reading (talk) 02:08, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of The University of Houston Alumni Association[edit]

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Removal of PROD from DigiDrummer[edit]

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Template:2009-10 NCAA Division I FBS football conferences[edit]

You seem like someone who has editorial interests that go along with creating an Conference USA page to fill in {{2009-10 NCAA Division I FBS football conferences}}.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 21:33, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. I'll consider contributing. Brian Reading (talk) 01:35, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Mobile IE[edit]

Is there really any serious debate that Mobile IE is remotely comparable to Safari mobile? What source would be acceptable to show this? Eraserhead1 (talk) 20:58, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

If by comparable, you mean there is an encyclopedic reasoning behind comparing the two web browsers, then maybe. However, I don't believe this conversation is altogether appropriate on Wikipedia in the Internet Explorer Mobile or Safari articles, as it is off -topic. That is, there is nothing that makes the two worthwhile to be arbitrarily compared when there are many mobile web browsers out there. I believe it would be much more appropriate to include comparisons in an article such as Comparison of web browsers instead. Reviewer opinions are unnecessary at that point. It allows for much less POV. Brian Reading (talk) 22:49, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
My point in the article wasn't just comparing IE mobile with Safari, it also applies to all the other Webkit based browsers as well as Opera mobile - which together make up most of IE's competition on the mobile platforms. Eraserhead1 (talk) 18:48, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
To add, comparing IE mobile to all of its competition seems worthy for the article Eraserhead1 (talk) 18:54, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
I agree that it may be worthy to compare, but think about what it turns into. Making a generalized statement comparing IE Mobile to the majority of its competition (Webkit-based or not) takes some POV because it obscures objective facts. This is what reviewers do, but it's not what encyclopedia editors do. It doesn't tell the whole story, and if it did, it would end up being disproportional to the article's main topic. Hence the necessity for a separate article. I think if the information is relevant, but not altogether appropriate, it should be placed in a "See also" section. What's wrong with putting a link to Comparison of web browsers, and let the information be presented in a full, objective manner? Brian Reading (talk) 19:39, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

October 2009[edit]

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Seriously? You're giving me this automated-style comment within four minutes of me posting content. Are you a bot? Did you really look at my contributions, and think this was appropriate? Give me a break, I was in the process of adding the references when I got this message. I urge you to patrol new page creation from the bottom, rather than the top next time. Thanks. Brian Reading (talk) 07:31, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Your actions regarding my edits and others' edits on University of Houston related articles[edit]

You could have shown some courtesy by notifying me when you tagged File:Renu Khator.jpg for speedy deletion due to "copyright violation." The source to the photo contained the following: "These photographs of University of Houston System Chancellor and UH President Renu Khator are approved for public use. We request that the credit line 'Photo Courtesy of UH' be included, if possible." I did not engage in "copyright violation" per the website's message as you claimed in your tagging. You also did not show any courtesy by commenting in the edit summary instead of leaving me a message of the situation. You cannot expect people to "watch" or "patrol" every article they edit or every image they upload. I no longer engage in major editing projects on Wikipedia, and I do not care or have time to "watch" or "patrol" pages.

Instead of accusing the upload as a "copyright violation" regarding the image, you could have engaged in a dialogue with me and/or apply the correct copyright tagging with fair use rationale. The image in question is available for publicity use and it qualifies for fair use instead of requesting it for speedy deletion.

I do not care if the image is deleted even though it qualifies for fair use. I just wanted UH related articles to look good, and I know you would want the same. Moving forward, I would hope that you engage in a dialogue with me or any other editor first if/when you have concerns about the subject in question prior to taking actions on your own by accusing of "copyright violation" or marking it for "speedy deletion."

I have dismissed many of your past actions regarding my edits and others' edits on University of Houston and UHS related articles, but I will no longer tolerate that going forward. You have reverted a lot of my edits and others edits just because you disagree or do not like it for whatever reason. When you revert my edits, you make them look like they were malicious/vandalism by having the following in edit summaries: "Undid revision XXXXXXX by RJN..." In the future, please engage in a dialogue with me or any other editor when the edits are clearly not vandalism instead of leaving your comments in the edit summary. In addition, please refrain from making condescending and superiority comments/remarks in edit summaries when reverting non-vandalism edits. The dialogue or discussion of disagreements can be at the subject in question's talk page or the editor's talk page, instead of comments/remarks in the edit summary.

You have made significant contributions to UH and UHS related articles, and those contributions are much appreciated. However, this does not mean you own these pages and act condescending toward other editors. Your behaviors and reverts on UH and UHS related articles seem to imply that you take ownership of these articles by preventing others from editing.

RJN (talk) 00:19, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

I apologize if I gave the impression of being discourteous. I meant to actually give you some notification, but it slipped my mind. However, the image is not in public domain, and while I understand your argument of fair use, I don't think it's possible for us to use photographs of living persons under fair use with the current terms of Wikipedia's copyright policy because a free equivalent is possible, albeit difficult to obtain. I checked with the university's public relations department to clear this up, and can provide evidence of such from them if it's helpful. I would like to note that I definitely value your work here on Wikipedia, as you are one of the only other major contributors to University of Houston-related articles.
I also do not intend for my reversions of your content to be considered attempts at reverting vandalism, as I know you are not a vandal. I am simply following my interpretation of Wikipedia's workflow in that performing an undo is a standard practice regardless of intent by the author. This is my purpose for adding comments besides the default ones with each edit summary. I don't mean to imply ownership of these articles. I do understand that they are just as much yours and mine, as anyone else's.
Again, I apologize for any misunderstandings, and remain willing to discuss any edits in the future.
Brian Reading (talk) 04:46, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

WIkiProject iPhone OS[edit]

Hello Brianreading,

There hasn't been much activity at WikiProject iPhone OS lately, and I saw your name on the list of active participants. If you are willing to jump in again, please consider helping to revive the project!

  • Put {{WikiProject iPhone OS}} on the talk pages of articles involving iPhone OS. This helps to categorize articles!
  • Write, cleanup, or expand an article about iPhone OS
  • Source a Biography of a living person living in, born in, or otherwise affiliated with iPhone OS
  • Help spread the word about the project
  • Update the project page or the portal
  • Watchlist or check the project talk page for updates

If you know anyone who might be interested in iPhone OS, please pass this message along to them! If you are still interested in the project but aren't currently active, please add yourself to the list of inactive participants at the bottom of this list. Thanks!

On behalf of the project, iBen 21:32, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

Hello there. If you'll scroll up, and read my discussions, I was actually one of the first to propose the project. I do consider myself an active participant of the WikiProject, and will tag all articles I can, starting now. I really do think we need a more defined system to determine importance-level to the platform though. If you see my user page, you can see the contributions I've made to iPhone OS-related articles. I will make sure to communicate this better on the project page. Thanks for your interest! Brian Reading (talk) 23:19, 14 February 2010 (UTC)
Update: I've since overhauled the importance scale for the WikiProject. Brian Reading (talk) 01:27, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

February 2010[edit]

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Hi, please don't spam my talk page with this. I've been here for five years, and it's obvious that I know this information. I purposely did not sign the talkback template that I used on your talk page because it is already inherently signed in the text. Thanks. Brian Reading (talk) 04:40, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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UH System and UHCLC[edit]

I just uncovered a long-standing misinterpretation regarding the history of the UH System. UHCLC was established by the Texas Legislature in 1971 as a "separate and distinct"[1] degree-granting institution since its creation.[2] So when the UH System was established in 1977, it had two freestanding universities: UH and UHCLC. Only Downtown College and Victoria Center were branch campuses of UH. I have made appropriate changes at respective articles and removed the UH System timeline image that I had uploaded. Hopefully, I can create another one similar since I don't have access to Visio anymore. Anyway, I just thought you'd want to know. —RJN (talk) 13:36, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Wow, I can't believe we missed that after all this time! Thanks for clearing that up! Brian Reading (talk) 16:01, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

UHD[edit]

Brian, I don't think the UHD article needs that name change section anymore. This section has become a soapbox recently with deflamatory edits against UH. I don't know if you are aware, but there has been a lot of deflamatory remarks against UH from the UHD community lately. See this,[3] and read everything on the right side of the pane. —RJN (talk) 04:49, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Yeah. I think it may be appropriate to mention that there is an on-going name change measure from the university, but it's almost like a news story on there even after all the POV is taken out. I would support any edit to trim-down, and incorporate the basics of that info into the history section of that article just on the basis of WP:INDISCRIMINATE (See #4.) Brian Reading (talk) 05:29, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

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Welcome Wilson images[edit]

Hey Brian! I am wondering if you could help me post some pictures of Welcome Wilson, Sr. to his page? I am not familiar with how to do this. Please let me know! Thank you! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.7.22.145 (talk) 17:09, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi Brian! I think it would be very helpful to have a picture of Welcome Wilson, Sr. on his wikipedia page... can you tell me how to add this? Thank you! -Lilyn'tx —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lilyn'tx (talkcontribs) 19:30, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Hello there. I can certainly help you. I must ask first though, do you own the copyright to these images? Are these images freely licensed? Thanks! Brian Reading (talk) 17:20, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
Hey! I actually do have the copyrights and also some freely licensed images... please email me to discuss this further -- lilyntx@gmail.com thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lilyn'tx (talkcontribs) 20:03, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
I've emailed you with a declaration of consent form, and we can work from there. Thanks! Brian Reading (talk) 20:21, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II on the PC[edit]

The reliable source is here. And on Wookieepedia they tell that the PC version will be developed by Aspyr. 84.86.199.99 (talk) 14:59, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

I think you're mistaken in who this comment should be for. I don't recall editing this article in the past, however I will note that those are not reliable sources. Brian Reading (talk) 18:28, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Happy Birthday (2010)[edit]

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Cool! Haven't seen this since 2005! Brian Reading (talk) 22:41, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Reason for Undoing Editing on Tapulous[edit]

Hi, Brian. I believe the opinions of Tapulous' CEO are pertinent to the company's profile and could prove very useful to educate professionals who seek employment at Tapulous about the CEO's basic requirements for job applicants. The information in that section is solely factual and accurate to the audio recording of the CEO's own words. What's your objection to adding that section? Would you care to explain why you felt it was necessary to delete it? Thanks. 98.195.130.55 (talk) 03:36, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Simply because the information is factual or accurate, does not merit inclusion. Every little tidbit a CEO says is not worthy of being added to an encyclopedia article. Sorry to say, but I honestly can't see the significance it makes to understanding the underlying subject matter of the article. Remember, Wikipedia's role is not to be an employment guide. Brian Reading (talk) 06:00, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
Brian, I am disconcerted by your disregard of the Wikipedia policies regarding the deletion of content, especially when the information added clearly doesn't violate any of the policies and guidelines. Moreover, that company functions in a country where there is a culture of protecting its people from being discriminated against based on their age, race, national origin, religion, health, and so on. The bias of Tapulous' CEO can be perceived as controversial under that light and that is NOT a bit of information that should be considered irrelevant by any means. I would appreciate if you would take some extra time to ponder on this issue before deleting the section again. I urge you to abide by the policies of this community before deleting additions made by other editors—especially when those are verifiable and accurate and of importance to others—without finding consensus or a majority through the talk pages first. If you insist in doing otherwise, I'll be compelled to question your true motivation and I'll request you to disclose any relationship that you may have with that company or any of their staff, to establish that there are no conflict of interest from your part. Thanks for understanding. 98.195.130.55 (talk) 22:08, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
Brian, you have deleted that section again. This time, according to your reasoning, all mentions to Bart Decrem as head of Tapulous should then be omitted from the article. Your arguments simply don't make sense. I understand that, as a computer developer, you may have ties with the company and that clearly would be a conflict of interest that could be motivating you. Please, stop editing the article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.195.130.55 (talk) 06:42, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
If you're accusing me of some sort of connection to Tapulous, you're flat-out wrong. I have never had any connection with this organization, and only wish to serve the mission of Wikipedia. I do not wish to paint Tapulous in either a positive nor negative light, because that would be antithetical to the concept of Wikipedia. I should also point out that you have no authority to prohibit my editing of the article, and I will not forgo my privileges in the least. It would be advantageous for you to understand that regardless of what content you want Wikipedia to have, it is solely an encyclopedia, and all of its content must be encyclopedic. It is not an employment guide to help prospective employees determine where they choose to work. If Decrem also gave an interview where he noted that McDonald's was his favorite fast food restaurant, would this be relevant? Of course not! Simply because Decrem has said something does not make it encyclopedic. If you are claiming that this information is in fact encyclopedic, then you are attempting to portray a false controversy based on your point of view about the subject. Simply claiming that something can "be perceived as controversial", is your point of view, and does not merit its inclusion. You cannot paint a picture that there is a controversy about Decrem's comments unless there is a documented phenomenon of such. By "documented" I mean, reliable sources must exist that specifically note the controversy caused by Decrem's comments. You must provide these sources with your contribution. If you claim that this information still belongs despite a lack of controversy, then it is still inappropriate to include, as Wikipedia is not your soapbox for political viewpoints. You claim that my arguments "don't make sense", but fail to point out any inconsistencies in logic. As far as your claim that by my reasoning, all of Decrem's comments should not be included, I disagree. For example, Decrem's comments about a major direction of the organization would certainly be appropriate. Other appropriate subject matter for an encyclopedia article would be more information about Tapulous' acquisition by Disney or about the revenue trends of the organization, failing or otherwise. Brian Reading (talk) 09:01, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
According to the policies you keep alluding to, you are supposed to reach consensus on a talk page such as this before deleting these additions to an article. You've been deleting that section without even trying to reach any consensus first. The controversial aspect of the CEO's comments has been explained above and possible implications could be considered of great important to investors of the company: the CEO has openly displayed his bias against hiring people of a certain age, a practice that is unpopular in the US, and that certainly qualifies as "comments about a major direction of the organization" as you've pointed out. I urge you to abide by the policies and seek consensus on the talk page before making a deletion again. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.195.130.55 (talk) 02:18, 9 December 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, again show me your sources. I'm beginning to think you're a troll. Brian Reading (talk) 02:23, 9 December 2010 (UTC)
The new section doesn't display any opinions; it's completely factual as it can be heard on the CEO's speech. Name-calling shall take you nowhere further in this discussion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.195.130.55 (talk) 02:27, 9 December 2010 (UTC)
Not looking for whether or not he said it. You can't create a false controversy. Your sources must specifically claim a controversy was caused by the quote, otherwise you are doing original research, and feel that it is your right to push a political viewpoint on others on Wikipedia. You have to understand that any POV regarding living persons on Wikipedia is a big deal. Brian Reading (talk) 02:31, 9 December 2010 (UTC)
Please continue this discussion on Tapulous' talk page. It is more appropriate there. Brian Reading (talk) 02:44, 9 December 2010 (UTC)
Will move the discussion to that talk page. A retraction for the name-calling would be much appreciated. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.195.130.55 (talk) 03:22, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

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University of Houston–Victoria[edit]

A bill was filed (HB2556) in the Texas Legislature to transfer the University of Houston–Victoria into the Texas A&M University System. HB2556 also calls for renaming the institution to Texas A&M University–Victoria. If passed, the effective date of transfer would be September 1, 2011. HB2556.

Let me know what you think. –RJN (talk) 00:11, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

Wow, this is the first I'm hearing about this. I can't see the purpose of transferring the university to the TAMU System. Is there any sort of reasoning stated by the author? Brian Reading (talk) 09:52, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

FM 865 article[edit]

Regarding Farm to Market Road 865:

Yes, the entirety of FM 865 coincides with Cullen Boulevard, but the opposite is not true. FM 865 is the part of Cullen Boulevard that lies South of the Old Spanish Trail.

http://www.dot.state.tx.us/tpp/hwy/ur/ur0865.htm

http://www.dot.state.tx.us/tpp/hwy/fm0500/fm0865.htm

--Clorox (diskussion) 00:15, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Also notice how the UH part of Cullen Boulevard is not connected with the FM 865 part: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Houston,+Harris,+Texas&ll=29.711314,-95.355921&spn=0.040255,0.088749&z=14 --Clorox (diskussion) 00:22, 19 March 2011 (UTC)
Okay, well that's certainly more proof than I have regarding the opposite conclusion. Thanks for the information, and excuse my previous revert. Brian Reading (talk) 17:37, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

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Coat of arms of the University of Houston System[edit]

Hi, Brian. I have uploaded the coat of arms of the University of Houston System as a replacement to the official seals in the infoboxes of UHS institutions. According to the UH website, the seal is reserved for academic use only by the Office of the President and the Provost's Office.[4]RJN (talk) 07:07, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Hello there! I understand where you're getting at and certainly appreciate it, but it's my understanding that this policy does not apply to the Wikipedia project, and is simply for internal use of the university. In fact most universities have the same policy with their academic seal. I do disagree with the use of this coat of arms for several additional reasons: I have never seen this coat of arms by itself in use anywhere by the university, thus I don't feel that it represents the image (at least not to the extent of its use in infoboxes) of the university. Without its accompaniment as part of the academic seal, it appears to be an unofficial image. For an encyclopedia, this would be antithetical to the spirit of the project. Moreover, the documentation of the University infobox specifically notes that the image should "preferably [be] the university's official seal or logo." Since the official seal exists and is uploaded, I feel that it more closely fits with the official documentation for the infobox. Lastly, since a large part of the project is an effort to standardize our related articles, and other university articles (especially the featured ones) use the academic seals, I think it would be best to follow that example. Would you be receptive to reverting this change back? Brian Reading (talk) 07:41, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for your input, Brian. I have restored the official seals of UHS institutions in the infoboxes. –RJN (talk) 10:06, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
I have seen the coat of arms used by itself in UH, UHCL, and UHD publications—mostly in older publications of the 70s and 80s. You can see the coat of arms used by itself on the UHS homepage at www.uhsa.uh.edu. You have to look very carefully within the middle of the gray box. Let me know if you are not able to see it. –RJN (talk) 10:06, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
Here is an archive picture showing a signage of the Bayou Building at UH/CLC with the coat of arms used by itself.[5]RJN (talk) 10:06, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
That's a nice tidbit of information. I never knew this! Thanks again for your diligence in copyediting. Brian Reading (talk) 17:27, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

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File:Wikipedian - BrianReading's setup.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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File source problem with File:Windows Media Center logo.png[edit]

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Hi Ankit, it appears that information is already available on the image. Was this request made in error? Brian Reading (talk) 18:10, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Cougar Fight Song (University of Houston) for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Cougar Fight Song (University of Houston) is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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Orphaned non-free image File:Brazosport College Logo.png[edit]

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Wikipedia:Meetup/Houston Great American Wiknic June 23[edit]

Be there, or be unwikified!--Pharos (talk) 17:17, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

Were you able to make it? Do you know if the Houston Wiknic went ahead as planned?--Pharos (talk) 21:50, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, I did not make it. I have no knowledge of it. Brian Reading (talk) 01:22, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

Non-free rationale for File:Tony Ditta 1946 Houston Cougars co-captain.jpg[edit]

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The Olive Branch: A Dispute Resolution Newsletter (Issue #1)[edit]

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Steven Zhang's Fellowship Slideshow

In this issue:

  • Background: A brief overview of the DR ecosystem.
  • Research: The most recent DR data
  • Survey results: Highlights from Steven Zhang's April 2012 survey
  • Activity analysis: Where DR happened, broken down by the top DR forums
  • DR Noticeboard comparison: How the newest DR forum has progressed between May and August
  • Discussion update: Checking up on the Wikiquette Assistance close debate
  • Proposal: It's time to close the Geopolitical, ethnic, and religious conflicts noticeboard. Agree or disagree?
Read the entire first edition of The Olive Branch -->

--The Olive Branch 18:53, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Spotlight on iOS 5.png[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Infobox college baseball team[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:First Houston Cougars basketball team 1946.jpg[edit]

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Orphaned non-free media (File:Skype for Windows Mobile.png)[edit]

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
Seattle Public Library
  • Date Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • Time 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location Seattle Public Library Meeting Room 1 on Level 4, Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle WA, 98104
  • Event An editathon on Seattle-related Wikipedia articles with Wikipedia tutorials and Librarian assistance on hand.
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Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 03:39, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Mike Nesbitt (American football) for deletion[edit]

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Discussion about APT and Cydia[edit]

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Number Nine (album)[edit]

Hello, thanks for tagging this for notability. 4 years later, it's unresolved. You may want to consider taking it to WP:N/N or AfD. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 21:57, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject C-SPAN?[edit]

Greetings fellow Wikipedia editor -

I am leaving you this note because I have reason to believe that you are interested in C-SPAN. (I may have made this assumption based on your C-SPAN user box, or perhaps for some other reason.) If this is not an interest of yours, please feel free to read no further and delete this message.

If you are in fact someone who is interested in C-SPAN, then let me put forward an idea that I have been kicking around for a while. What if we started a C-SPAN WikiProject?

The parameters of this (potential) project are up for discussion, but it could include some or all of the following (as well as things that may occur to you that have not occurred to me):

  • Creation, maintenance, and improvement of articles and lists directly related to C-SPAN and its programming.
  • Use of C-SPAN programming in citations for various topics
  • Inclusion of unique and targeted C-SPAN video links for various articles. (Doing this with respect for established guidelines at Wikipedia:External links.) (Example: If you are interested in the submarine USS Wyoming (SSBN-742), then having easy access to the eight hours of programming taped while a C-SPAN crew were guests on that submarine could also be of interest to you.)
  • Inclusion of (and possible further creation of) templated links such as {{C-SPAN|laurabush}}, that will easily take article readers to a link of all C-SPAN Video Library links for the person about whom the article is about.
  • What else?

I don't know exactly how far we may want to go, nor in what directions, but I do believe (as I have long noted on my user page) that C-SPAN and Wikipedia are both...

...fantastic vehicles for the free exchange of ideas and information in a non-sound-bite manner, and they both invite the participation of any parties (expert or amateur) who are interested in taking the time to absorb and/or contribute to the ideas and information offered. C-SPAN and Wikipedia go together like peanut butter and jelly, and I want to help give other Wiki users easy access to the great work that C-SPAN has done on a variety of topics.

Now, I should mention that I have never started a WikiProject before, and I do not know the best way to go about it. (Perhaps one of you do?) Let me offer one of my sandbox pages, User:KConWiki/sandbox/Wikiproject C-SPAN?, as a gathering area for comments until such time as we gather enough steam to start our own WikiProject page.

Thanks for reading this far, and I hope that you will give some consideration as to whether this is something we ought to attempt. Please feel free to pass this message on to others you know whom might be interested, and please let me know your thoughts and comments.

KConWiki (talk) 03:37, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

A discussion you might be interested in[edit]

Here, with regards to the last few edits made to Todd Whitting. –Kithira (talk) 16:40, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up. I posted a response in that discussion. Brian Reading (talk) 20:34, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Christian Right[edit]

About your revert of my revert. That may be considered edit warring as you still have not attempted to address the change through discussion WP:BRD. The change you made by adding the word "Minor" the header is a point of view not established by section itself. Could you explain why you feel that is accurate?--Mark 19:27, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Not sure what you mean by "not attempted to address the change", as I have added expanded reasoning in my edit summaries. That type of discussion is typically considered sufficient until it is clear that further discussion is needed. However, to further explain, the section renaming does not change the content of the section, but simply clarifies the content that is already existing. The section consists almost entirely of minor political parties that are affiliated with the Christian Right. Are we in agreement on this? If this were meant to be an all-inclusive section, then what is the reasoning for not including the Republican Party of the United States? It is one of the most prominent examples in western politics. Brian Reading (talk) 07:24, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
I won't revert that as long as it holds but would support a more neutral heading if a discussion began.--Mark 07:36, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
I'm certainly open to discussion about a neutral section name as well if someone could explain why it is specifically non-neutral and how it could be remedied. If you wanted to initiate that discussion on the article talk page, just let me know, and I'll weigh in there. Thanks for being civil with me. Cheers. Brian Reading (talk) 07:42, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
I won't revert it or challenge it. I'm not a regular there and if the main contributing editors have no issues with it, then it should stand.--Mark 07:50, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Game Center logo.png[edit]

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Union Station (Houston)[edit]

Wow, thanks so much for your contributions to the article! This building has such an interesting history. I have roots in Houston, so I am always interested to learn more about the history and culture of the city. I look forward to reading some of your work! --Another Believer (Talk) 17:00, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

I always enjoy contributing to articles regarding Houston history. This article was long overdue. Thanks for kickstarting things! Brian Reading (talk) 17:06, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
Of course! I am a bit of a stub starter, which annoys some contributors, but your expansion of the article is exactly why I plant those seeds. Thanks again. Have you written any particularly interesting or high-quality Houston-related articles that I should read? Feel free to contact me if you ever wish to tag-team a Houston article and promote it to Good status. --Another Believer (Talk) 17:16, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
Something is always better than nothing. Stubs don't bother me at all. Recently, I've been contributing a lot to the Houston Buffaloes article and Houston Football Stadium article. In the past, I've contributed a lot to University of Houston and University of Houston System and related articles. I'll keep that in mind regarding tag teaming. I plan to expand the Union Station article further as well, but probably not to the extent of getting it promoted to good article status. Cheers! Brian Reading (talk) 00:55, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District and Grand Texas Theme Park[edit]

Hey, I thought you might be interested in helping to expand these two articles: Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District and Grand Texas Theme Park. I realize it might seem a bit premature to have the theme park article forked off the parent district article, but I predict the district article will become large very quickly due to so many venues and the theme park should have enough info to stand alone. --Another Believer (Talk) 01:32, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up. I'll give these some attention when I get some time. Brian Reading (talk) 04:50, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Articles for deletion: CrazyTalk Animator[edit]

Hi. As an active member of WP:WikiProject Software, you might be interested in participating in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/CrazyTalk Animator. It could use an input after such a long time. Thanks. 188.245.53.207 (talk) 03:24, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

I've weighed in on this now. Thanks. Brian Reading (talk) 18:59, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Infobox league commissioner[edit]

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Texas Wikimedians user group and meetups[edit]

Hi Brian! I'd like to let you know about, and invite you to join the proposed Texas Wikimedians user group. Also, on more of a national scale, perhaps you would like to participate at WikiConference USA.--Pharos (talk) 04:33, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Microsoft Cortana Easter Eggs[edit]

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Wiki Loves Pride: Houston[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to improve coverage of LGBT-related content on Wikipedia throughout the month of June. On June 21, there will be a multi-national edit-a-thon, if you wish to participate. Here is the project page for Houston: Wikipedia:Meetup/Houston/Wiki Loves Pride 2014. Ways to help? Create or improve LGBT-related articles, host an edit-a-thon at a local coffeeshop, library or other location, or photograph LGBT culture and history in the Houston area. Visit the project page for more information, and if you are interested in contributing, just add your name to the list of supporters or add the results of your work. Thanks for your consideration! --Another Believer (Talk) 20:42, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Reliant Astrodome logo.svg[edit]

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Orphaned non-free media (File:Reliant Astrodome logo.svg)[edit]

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Great American Wiknic 2014 - Houston[edit]

I'd like to invite you to add a Houston event for the Great American Wiknic. This year we're aiming to coalesce nationally around July 6, but any date that is convenient to your local community works as well. And don't be shy about putting something preliminary on the national Wiknic page, it all helps!--Pharos (talk) 19:53, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

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