User talk:Brighterorange

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Hello, world[edit]

¿Pero dónde está el mundo? — brighterorange (talk) 16:48, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Depende de que mundo estás hablando ... cada cabeza es un mundo. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:50, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

William D. Boyce[edit]

Can you check this with your dashbot? Thanks. RlevseTalk 23:42, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Did it, but there was nothing to change! — brighterorange (talk) 00:31, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
WOW. First time that's happened for me! BUt not due to me, due to others helping me copy edit. RlevseTalk 12:36, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Possibility of Wikipedia:Wikipedia Loves Art at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh[edit]

You may be interested in this. Hope to see you there! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 05:46, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Looks like I'm going to do this for a while on Saturday afternoon next week. — brighterorange (talk) 17:04, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Dash tool...[edit]

could you run your dash tool over Nigel (Bishop of Ely) and Ealdred (archbishop)? Nigel's at FAC and Ealdred's going to be headed that way sooner or later. Ealdgyth - Talk 14:08, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

You got it! — brighterorange (talk) 13:57, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
Thankee! Ealdgyth - Talk 14:13, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Hey, Orange, will you please hit Judiciary Reorganization Bill of 1937? Thanks, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 23:11, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

You know it. — brighterorange (talk) 00:07, 24 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, Orange!! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 00:15, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Hey, Orange, will you please hit Mother's Milk? Thank you, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 00:06, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Took care of it. Dabomb87 (talk) 00:08, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

William Henry Harrison[edit]

Can you check this with your dashbot? Thanks. RlevseTalk 23:54, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

you got it! — brighterorange (talk) 03:44, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Ealdred (archbishop)[edit]

He's had one run, but lets make sure that we caught everything before FAC. Thanks! Ealdgyth - Talk 01:36, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

You got it! — brighterorange (talk) 17:04, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Because you love me....[edit]

Hilary of Chichester and William Warelwast? Dash run pretty please?

No problem! — brighterorange (talk) 17:04, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

So I went all female and changed my mind on the next FAC... Ælfheah of Canterbury needs a dashification! Ealdgyth - Talk 02:23, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

I did it! :) — brighterorange (talk) 23:46, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Navigation Boxes for NNAA[edit]

Hi, I'm contacting you because I see you have made edits to Los Alamos High School. That page formerly featured some navigation boxes for the New Mexico Activities Association allowing people to navigate which schools competed with each other. These templates are now threatened. Please make your voice heard regarding the NNAA Navigation box issue: [1]. They have already deleted the Nav box for all of 3A and 4A but these decisions can be reversed. However, your support is needed. Greg Comlish (talk) 05:22, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Pittsburgh mayoral candidates[edit]

I want to establish some articles about Pittsburgh people in the mayor's race, which I believe currently only involves Carmen Robinson (officially) and Patrick Dowd (semi-officially). Is any information on their previously-deleted pages worth undeleting?

I have some other references, but for notability starters:

Thanks! sirmob (talk) 14:10, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Aah, wait, I see this, so that's where the former page is apparently forming sirmob (talk) 14:34, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
Undeleted Patrick Dowd since it seems like a good starting point. It also seems that with a few references the userfied article about Carmen L. Robinson would be appropriate for mainspace. When you're ready, if it won't let you move, lemme know and I can do it. — brighterorange (talk) 04:26, 19 February 2009 (UTC)
Whoohoo. It's unorphaned and everything, I'll see about finding some more references about Carmen Robinson and I'll add those sirmob (talk) 01:50, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
Nice work. — brighterorange (talk) 06:56, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Hugh Nonant[edit]

Needs a bot run, if you would be so kind. Ealdgyth - Talk 18:03, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

You know it! — brighterorange (talk) 18:51, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

You must get bored of this but....[edit]

Yep, I would be insanely grateful for a dashbot run through Amanita muscaria which I am about to send to the snake pit. Cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 10:42, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Nah, it's easy. Enjoy! — brighterorange (talk) 13:52, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
Thx, much appreciated :) Casliber (talk · contribs) 02:08, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings[edit]

Man, everyone on your talk page is asking for your dashbot! Why the heck should I be any different?! I dunno, the bot must be pretty good, then. At any rate, if you please. We're trying to get this article to FAC, and this is one of the last things that need to be done. Thanks. --Figureskatingfan (talk) 21:42, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Party timeeeee! — brighterorange (talk) 01:37, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
Thank you so very much. --Figureskatingfan (talk) 06:08, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:STALKER screenshot.jpg)[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svg Thanks for uploading File:STALKER screenshot.jpg. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that all non-free media not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. BJBot (talk) 05:02, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Turns out the image was moved to commons because the developers kindly allow free licenses for all screenshots. — brighterorange (talk) 15:45, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Homo floresiensis[edit]

Hi, Orange, will you please dashify Homo floresiensis? Thanks, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:14, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Scary! — brighterorange (talk) 01:15, 11 March 2009 (UTC)


Hey, Orange, will you please hit Agrippina (opera)? Thanks, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:22, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

You got it! — brighterorange (talk) 04:13, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Thank you, as always !! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 14:25, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Hey, Orange; Mongolian language please? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:10, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Got it! — brighterorange (talk) 22:02, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
Goodness, 78 endashes ! Thanks! (By the way, I mentioned you at here. Thanks for all you do ! Best regards, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 23:07, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! It's really easy compared to the stuff you guys do though. :) — brighterorange (talk) 00:37, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

One more: Traumatic insemination SandyGeorgia (Talk) 19:27, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Man, bedbugs....! — brighterorange (talk) 00:37, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
Spelling corrections even !?! I see you couldn't resist taking a closer look at that article—I'm glad I could return the favor of your hard work by providing some daily entertainment !! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 14:54, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Orange, can you please hit Zinc? There's a weird emdash, endash combo in one citation that I can't decipher. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:46, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Sure, though I don't think it caught the thing you're referring to. — brighterorange (talk) 22:35, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, there's definitely some weird mix of apparently deliberate hyphens and em and en dashes in those Harvard references. Why? — brighterorange (talk) 22:39, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
It's weird. I took some guesses; if I messed up, someone will scream at me soon enough :) Thanks! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 00:16, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Another FAC please: M249 squad automatic weapon SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:21, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

OK you got it! — brighterorange (talk) 05:57, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell[edit]

Would you mind running your dashbot over Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell? Awadewit (talk) 01:18, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Yup, done! — brighterorange (talk) 05:09, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! Awadewit (talk) 05:12, 25 March 2009 (UTC)


Dashbot... Nergaal (talk) 05:19, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Already did this one (above); no new changes this time. Unfortunately I can't automatically fix some weird dash combinations, which this article has lots of. — brighterorange (talk) 14:46, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Dashification of another article - Australian Magpie[edit]

Hey brighterorange, I have yet another little birdy which needs to be made into a dashing FA candidate :) much appreciated - Casliber (talk · contribs) 05:34, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Done... only minor ref adjustments! — brighterorange (talk) 22:23, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
thx ++ - much appreciated Casliber (talk · contribs) 02:05, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Macaroni Penguin[edit]

Update I have another little birdy which needs to be made into a dashing FA candidate :) much appreciated - (still waiting on a map before sending the other one to the wolves...) cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 04:00, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Done, but quite light! — brighterorange (talk) 03:56, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! much appreciated. :) Casliber (talk · contribs) 05:18, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Dash request[edit]

Dear Brighterorange, SandyGeorgia suggested that I ask you to run your en-dashing tool over The Hardy Boys, which is currently at FAC. I would greatly appreciate it. Best, Ricardiana (talk) 18:59, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Gladly! — brighterorange (talk) 22:18, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
Thanks very much - I appreciate it! Best, Ricardiana (talk) 23:07, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Need Help from Dashman[edit]

Apparently you're the person to see about problems with dashes at FAC. SandyGeorgia pointed me in your direction re: Charles Carroll the Settler. Can you save the day, Dashman? Geraldk (talk) 21:41, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Easy peasy! — brighterorange (talk) 23:28, 7 June 2009 (UTC)
You're my hero. Geraldk (talk) 23:30, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Punctuation script[edit]

Hi, I use your script quite regularly and appreciate you making it, however I was wondering if you might be able to fix a possible error. The main reason I use it is for ndash changes to ranges, however it seems to often miss some and I have no idea why. Do you have any ideas. Here is an example edit with the script. It found loads but still misses a significant number. I doesn't seem to be particular combinations either because there are 1–0 it succesfully converts and some it leaves as 1-0. Thanks, Rambo's Revenge (talk) 13:22, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

That is weird indeed. I'll have to look more carefully. (Possibly if those are pasted from some other source they are not actual hyphen characters?) At one point it was looking for only pairs A-B where A is less than B, but I think I removed that and like you say it is not happening here. Possibly it will find these if you click the punctuation tab again after the first one, since sometimes the fact that it found something nearby (or encasing it, like in the case of ref fixes) prevents it from finding a change, the first time through. Other notes: I personally tend to not use the en dash personally for scores (10-1) because they are not ranges. Is it the accepted style to use en dash here (I don't have a lot of experience in sports articles)? Also: I don't think you meant to change the year ranges in the interwiki links, at least not without moving the articles on the destination wikis. — brighterorange (talk) 12:46, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
Sorry. Yes you are right about the interwikis. It was an accident because I wanted to show an edit where I hadn't modified the default script run. But they are hyphens because I pasted a hyphen over one of them and there wasn't a chnage in the diff. They are also correct per WP:MOSDASH for scores though "As a substitute for some uses of (...) to, (...) 4–3 win in the opening game". Rambo's Revenge (talk) 21:42, 18 July 2009 (UTC)


Re this edit: my mistake; thanks for the correction. Wtmitchell (talk) (earlier Boracay Bill) 22:32, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

No apology necessary, and happy editing! :) — brighterorange (talk) 12:27, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

The Lucy poems[edit]

Could you run your dashbot over The Lucy poems? Thanks so much! Awadewit (talk) 17:47, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

You got it! — brighterorange (talk) 21:14, 19 July 2009 (UTC)


Hey, Orange, long time no see (I guess that's a good thing, meaning your efforts are paying off). Would you mind hitting coprolalia? Thanks, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:39, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

oh, my ... I installed your script and did it myself! Cool beans, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 19:09, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
Oh no, now I'm useless! :) Enjoy! — brighterorange (talk) 23:21, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
Never ! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 00:40, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

The Article Rescue Squadron Newsletter (September 2009)[edit]

A little bird tells me...[edit]

that you are the man with the bot. Would you mind sending it over to Olivia Manning to do its thing? Thank you very much.--Slp1 (talk) 02:07, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

I actually installed the script myself, and think I managed the deed myself. I would be very grateful if you could check that I did it right, though!! --Slp1 (talk) 19:19, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
Yep, looks good! Only thing to be careful of is that it can sometimes do the wrong thing and break a link or something like that. So you gotta look at all the changes it's proposing and turn off the counter-productive ones. — brighterorange (talk) 01:56, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
Thanks very much. It's a great little tool. Now if I could only see the differences between these different dashes! --Slp1 (talk) 12:28, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
Haha. Well to be fair it's about as many pixels as the difference between comma and period ;) — brighterorange (talk) 00:56, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

New dashes tool[edit]

Hello, I recently created a new dashes tool which has fewer false negatives and false positives. I didn't know about your tool when I created it. Just wanted to make you aware of it; I'm going to start advertising it a bit. —GregU (talk) 06:41, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Cool, the more the merrier!! — brighterorange (talk) 05:31, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Punctuation tool link in toolbox[edit]

Could you please let us configure the Punctuation script so that it shows in the toolbox rather than as a tab? Gary King (talk) 23:28, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

I don't know how to do that, but feel free to edit it however you like... — brighterorange (talk) 04:22, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
Replacing the addPunctuation function with the following should do it:
function addPunctuation() {
   // need to see later if user has done any editing...
   punctuationPageOriginalSummary = document.editform.wpSummary.value;

        if (typeof(punctuationToolbox) != 'undefined')
                addPortletLink('p-tb', 'javascript:doPunctuation()', 'Punctuation', 't-punctuation', 'Punctuation', '', '');
                addTab("javascript:doPunctuation()", "punctuation", "ca-punctuation", "Punctuation", "");

Gary King (talk) 04:45, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

And now, for FV's traditional last-minute nonsectarian holiday greeting![edit]

Windbuchencom.jpg Here’s wishing you a happy end to the holiday season and a wonderful 2010.
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Article Rescue Squadron Newsletter[edit]

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Rob Schremp Nickname[edit]

How does one cite a chant? Should MLA, APA, Turabian, or Chicago citation be used? Please provide an exemplar citation of a chant for the entire world to follow since you obviously know so much about proper citations. While you are at it, you should delete every word about Rob Schremp that is not cited on Wikipedia; better yet, you should make it you goal to delete every single piece of citation-less information on Wikipedia no matter how evident or true the information is[1]. --Jtsports92 (talk) 01:19, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

I think this is about this edit. Jtsports92, WP:V I guess sums it up, though I don't think my action should be taken as indicating that I want all unsourced content removed. — brighterorange (talk) 02:54, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Punctuation script[edit]

Hi Brighterorange, is there a way to make the script compatible with Vector? Or, is it ready now and is there something I have to do to make it work? Thanks, Dabomb87 (talk) 02:40, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. I think it should be pretty easy to port it over, which I'll try to find some time to do. I bet it's just a matter of figuring out how to make tabs appear at the top (or otherwise insert buttons to click) and then changing the ids of the text and comment fields, which is what it rewrites to get the job done. — brighterorange (talk) 15:47, 3 April 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. I don't use your script quite as much as I used to since I found User:GregU/dashes.js, but yours still comes in handy for other punctuation fixes, so it would be nice to have when the change comes. Cheers, Dabomb87 (talk) 04:25, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
Speaking of GregU's script, something in your script seems to be messing up the former. Do you know what it is? Dabomb87 (talk) 20:25, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
I was just about to ask the same thing about Vector. Awadewit (talk) 22:24, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Mulholland Drive (film)[edit]

A well-meaning editor changes most of the en- and emdashes to something else. Can you run your script to make sure they're accurate? Thanks. --Moni3 (talk) 12:59, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Ok, done. There were no dash problems, but a few small other fixes. — brighterorange (talk) 02:22, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Script FYI[edit]

I believe Wikipedia_talk:Featured_article_candidates#Technical_help concerns your punctuation script. If not, my apologies. Gimmetoo (talk) 21:57, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Permission to use Ira Glass Photo[edit]


I am a graphic designer looking to design a series of T-shirts with portraits of my personal heroes.

Ira Glass happens to be one of them.

I have no plans to produce or sell the shirts. They are for portfolio purposes only.

How would you like to be attributed on the design? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:43, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Pittsburgh Steelers logo.svg[edit]

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WikiProject Pittsburgh[edit]


Hello Brighterorange, this message is being sent on behalf of WikiProject Pittsburgh. You have previously signed up as a member and we are currently trying to determine any members that have become inactive or no longer care to be a member. If you still wish to be on the member list, please sign your name here. Thank you, on behalf of the project, Grsz11 17:38, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Pittsburgh event for Wikipedia's tenth anniversary[edit]

Hi! Since you're a member of WikiProject Pittsburgh, I wanted to invite you to the Wikipedia Tenth Anniversary celebrations we're having in Pittsburgh on Saturday, January 15. During the daytime, we're going to be having a photo contribution drive where anyone can bring in their digital photos or prints and Wikipedians will teach people how to upload them and add them to articles, and maybe introduction to Wikipedia workshops as well. Then in the evening, we'll have fun at the Carson City Saloon. There will be free Wikipedia t-shirts and other goodies, as well. See the Pittsburgh meetup page for more details. I hope to see you there!--ragesoss (talk) 14:38, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Script request[edit]

Hello BrighterOrange,

I'm not sure whether you'd arranged for the role of your script to be assumed by the RjwilmsiBot, but I couldn't find a means to request that bot to be run on an article. I'd greatly appreciate it if you could run your script against the Epsilon Eridani article because I'm hoping to take that through the FAC in a couple of weeks. Thank you!—RJH (talk) 15:48, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Ran it, and there were just two small fixes. — brighterorange (talk) 00:54, 26 February 2011 (UTC)
Great, thanks again!—RJH (talk) 17:45, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

brite R ainge, i c q[edit]

greenLegoBoy here... aka waffelboy aka imnieves, inieves@andrew... i've been cooking up a search engine for about 2 years now... and there are 2 people that i want to deeply discuss with... u are one of them. i am driving from Boulder to SF soon... will be there on the 9th this month.. and stay until the end of the month. i am betting you are there. if not therre, then NY or PGH... but i bet u r somewhere in CA i want to talk to u because i think u are the smartest person i kind of know.

imnieves a la gmail dotte commie —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:47, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Pittsburgh activity[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Pittsburgh is rolling out some new features (see our discussion at WT:PITTSBURGH). We are also trying to determine how many members are active. If you could go to Wikipedia:WikiProject Pittsburgh/Members and move your name from inactive to the active or semi-active group (depending on your interest in Pittsburgh issue and overall activity) groups, this would be great. Hopefully in a near future you'll also receive our first newsletter with various information on what we have been doing, and what useful tools are available. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 19:56, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Multi Emulator Super System[edit]

Hi Brighterorange, a few years ago you added a reference to this article, "Game Console Hacking". Do you have this book? I'm trying to determine the significance of the coverage. Google Books shows mentions on pages 37, 550 & 557[2], but there's no preview for page 506. Thanks for any help, Marasmusine (talk) 09:24, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

  • I do have the book somewhere. I recall it has a section describing a bunch of emulators that are useful for homebrew development, so the coverage was probably about a half of a page. Anything specific you want to know? — brighterorange (talk) 03:16, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Teaching with Wikipedia Workshop at CMU (Aug 15)[edit]

Since you are one of the editors in the Category:Wikipedians by alma mater: Carnegie Mellon University, I'd like to invite you to the Teaching with Wikipedia Workshop that will take place at CMU on Aug 15 (this workshop is open to general public, and is a joint imitative of CMU and Pitt). There will be another workshop held at Pitt in the Fall as well. It will cover how to include Wikipedia in one's course (WP:SUP) and also how to become a Wikipedia:Campus Ambassadors. Pennsylvania has currently only one ambassador (myself) and it would be great if we could recruit at least several more. Ambassadors help course instructors, showing them how Wikipedia works, and interact with students. Many current ambassadors come from the body of students, faculty and university staff; it is a fun adventure, and adds to one resume/CV, to boot :) If it sounds interesting, feel free to ask me any questions, or to come to the workshop.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 20:08, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Non-free rationale for File:Manhunter2sf.jpg[edit]

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Nomination of LizaMoon for deletion[edit]

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FYI: Used your media file[edit]

This is a courtesy note. One of your media files is featured in a new commercial eBook in Apple’s iBooks store:

I’ve contributed images to Wikipedia for over seven years now (including several POTD and Featured Images) and I designed the WikiSpecies logo. I respect your work here and the CC-BY-SA license we all labor under.

I know commercializing Wikipedia work is tricky and so I’ve taken great pains to follow your CC-BY-SA license requirements. I also plan to donate 10% of my proceeds to the Wikimedia Foundation directly. This is the very first self-published e-book created with Apple’s new tools and sold in the store.

I’ve given your file a credit line in the “Image and Video Credits” section starting at page 24 as required here:

This compilation features many of the finest Wikipedia media files in their exact form and not as derivative works. See:

If I did alter your work -- such as cutting out an insect part or adding a video sound track -- I shared a Share Alike version of the new media in a DRM-free format and listed the web address in the credits section.

Thank you very much for uploading your work to Wikipedia and releasing it for the world to use in enriching educational formats.


In six months the book has earned $293 and so I made a donation this morning to Wikipedia Foundation for $29.30. The book is now a featured selection in iTunes > Books > Textbooks > Science & Nature. Thanks again! jk (talk) 13:40, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Article Rescue Squadron Newsletter[edit]

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Brighterorange,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.

Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk)23:23, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

New article of interest[edit]

Based on File:East End Brewery.jpg, you may be interested to know that East End Brewing Company has been created.--GrapedApe (talk) 13:51, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Hello, Brighterorange![edit]

Hi! I just stopped to say Hello! --Kevin12xd (talk) 22:09, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Infobox Pittsburgh neighborhood[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Infobox Pittsburgh neighborhood has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:57, 8 January 2013 (UTC)


You've quieted down a bit. Where's that fiesty world-changer I nominated for adminship, those many years ago? bd2412 T 21:18, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Hah! Well, I guess it turns out that grad school affords a lot more time for Wikipedia than a full time job. :) I do keep thinking I should get back into Wikipedia land... — brighterorange (talk) 02:56, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Just a note.[edit]

It was Guys like you that I enjoyed University so much. The intelligence and creativity amazed me. Maybe I'm strange, I like to read legal briefs from the courts. Especially when the court explains its decision. Quite fascinating, the rules are not too unlike science and nature.

   My career was repairing CT scanners.   These scanners would not have existed in the 70s if it hadn't have been for 

a mathematician named Radon. The Radon transform uses the FFT to transform data taken in sperical coordinates to Cartesian coordinates for display. Why did Radon (who lived before computers) develop Tomography? No reason. Just for fun. My point is that this creativity is so exciting because it has such big potential and good. I have seen first hand in person the magic of being able to save peoples lives that previously had no chance. Simply because Mr. Radon decided to goof around and figure out some math. Of course it was cheap computers and another mathematician to develop the FFT. I am glad I found your website and SigBovik, I see the parallels.

   In business the pragmatism demands superficial thinking to maximize profit,  survival.   So it became rare to have

any interactions with people that have thoughts deeper than "Get er done". Its not painful, but its like living in a foreign country. You can never quite understand all the jokes and sentiments of a native born person.

Thank God for YouTube and the internet. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:08, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

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