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I need your help[edit]

Dear Sir, I wondered if you could help me to userfy my article (Nankali's Masticatory Force Systematization). Special regards, --Ali nankali (talk) 08:51, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Done, it's at User:Ali nankali/Nankali's Masticatory Force Systematization now. Bryan Derksen (talk) 16:08, 19 April 2009 (UTC)


Dear Bryan, Thank you so much.--Ali nankali (talk) 20:03, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Terrorists[edit]

I have nominated Category:Terrorists (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at the discussion page. Thank you. Sceptre (talk) 19:21, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:911ct supporters[edit]

Template:911ct supporters has been nominated for deletion by Ice Cold Beer. As this TfD nomination includes objections to the same list of people that is currently in use in Template:911ct, I am inviting you to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. (I am sending this message to you as a current or former editor of Template:911ct, following the guideline on multiple messages.) Regards —  Cs32en  08:30, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Solar System[edit]

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I should have done this MUCH earlier! First time - learning & living! HarryAlffa (talk) 19:14, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:R68/20 & 28 similar[edit]

04-May-09: Template:R68/20 (and 28 similar unused templates) have been nominated for deletion by User:Wikid77 (me), following the creation of new Template:Rlink which can replace all of 125 similar R-templates. However, many of those old 125 are still in use, so only the unused 29 would be deleted.   I am inviting you to join discussion at Wikipedia:Templates for deletion#Template:R68/20.
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Formosa's law[edit]

On October 28, 2005, you redirected Formosa's Law to Formosa's law. What was the reason for the move? "Formosa's Law" is a proper noun, so it should be capitalized (as in the Jargon File entry, which the article claims to be based on).

Wikipedia is inconsistent (Moore's law (law is capitalized in Gordon Moore), Megan's Law, Murphy's law), but seems to lean towards using a lower case "l." Is there a Wikipedia convention or official rule on this? It seems odd, because "law" is almost universally capitalized elsewhere (Intel, which Gordon Moore founded, capitalizes "law." Also, search for one of those laws using Google and look at the first few pages of results). Jhessela (talk) 16:48, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Well, bear in mind that I did this four years ago. I don't remember it at all, the only clues are in the edit history that we both have access to. That said, there's a couple of criteria I judge when picking which article to merge into which:
  • Which one has more articles linking to it? If there's significantly more articles linking to one over the other, that's probably the "better" title all other things being equal.
  • Which article has the longer history? Redirecting an article somewhere makes it harder to find the history of any contents I may bring over, so I generally try to keep the article with the larger history as the "primary" one.
No idea whether either of these played a role. Not a lot of articles link to either capitalization. Bryan Derksen (talk) 05:20, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Alcides Moreno[edit]

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A study on how to cover scientific uncertainties/controversies[edit]

Hi. I have emailed you to ask whether you would agree to participate in a short survey on how to cover scientific uncertainties/controversies in articles pertaining to global warming and climate change. If interested, please email me Encyclopaedia21 (talk) 15:33, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

A note re: Talk:Rorschach test/2009 consensus review[edit]

Please be advised that I have recently conducted a review of the Rorschach test (formerly Rorschach inkblot test) talk page and archives. At some point, you have commented on the issue of the display and/or placement of the Rorschach inkblot image. Based on my understanding of your comment(s), I have placed you into one of three categories. I am issuing this note so that you can review how I have placed you, and to signal if this is an appropriate placement and/or to make known your current thoughts on this matter. You may either participate in discussion at the article talk page or leave a note at my talk page; but to keep things in one place, you should also clarify at Talk:Rorschach test/2009 consensus review/addendum. Longer statements may be made here or quick clarifications/affirmations based on several pre-written statements can be made here. Best regards, –xenotalk 14:50, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

Looks like you classified me correctly. You may also be interested to note that there's been a bit of a history of attempts to delete these images from Commons, too: Commons:Talk:Rorschach_inkblot_test. Not sure how relevant it is as far as English Wikipedia is concerned but it involved pretty much the same reasons. Bryan Derksen (talk) 04:14, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of Oxygen-15[edit]

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Restore deleted article[edit]

Could you restore the data on my deleted User Page so that I can grab the source? I thought I was writing in a sandbox (misinterpreted the Wiki sandbox link) and was trying to convert and play with one of my guides. I'll remove it as soon as I grab the source. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Danr14 (talkcontribs) 06:58, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

I see that it appears to have already been done by another admin, and moved to User:Danr14/Sandbox. Hope that's all you needed. Bryan Derksen (talk) 01:58, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Land of the Lost (1974) title screen.jpg)[edit]

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GA reassessment of Australian Secret Intelligence Service[edit]

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AfD nomination of Nude celebrities on the Internet[edit]

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To: Bryan Derksen From: David - Did you establish the article for Arginine? If so, then I have a technical question to pose for which I hope you can provide an answer.[edit]

Sunday, 8-9-09 Portland, OR 12:49PM West Coast Time Zone

Hi. I'm not a registered user of Wikipedia at this time. I used to be registered on Wikipedia, but unfortunately, I had technical problems with my home PC years ago and my PC's rebooting dumped all of my stored data, including my original registration data on Wikipedia. I haven't had the time lately to re-register (I'm unemployed at this time, and involved in job-hunting efforts).

My subject interest: Is there any scientific fact in existence that says the (natural) basal quantity of human muscle-fibers that all humans are born with, can be altered? Can L-Arginine, or other natural biological growth pathways alter - invoke - by mitosis the amount of a muscle's basic number of (inate) muscle fibers by 2, 3, 4, or even more times? Humans are born with a specifc number of muscle-fibers for each muscle which also sets a basic, but naturally weak strength level in humans when they reach adulthood; What i would like to know is if there is a triggering mechanism invovled in muscle-fiber proliferation, and if so what is it?

This is what I know: - L-Arginine is both a neurotransmitter and a releaser of Human Growth Hormone. - L-Arginine has both paracrine and endocrine functions; it has the ability to tap a local-cell's Insulin-like Growth Factors and use them to trigger further growth in that cell. -HYPERPLASIA is the process by which a muscle-fiber splits into 2 separate fibers; one method that invokes hyperplasia is high-speed physical exercise: such as martial arts or powerlifting.

What I don't know: - Is there a natural biological pathway that, once triggered, automatically and permanently increases the number of a muscle's natural number of muscle-fibers, thereby permanently upgrading the quantity of muscle-fibers, and literally upgrading (permanently) a muscle's natural strength level? Even if the above is only theory, are there any theoretical growth pathways that can raise a muscle's natural strength levels and upgrade those levels permanently? If so, what are those natural pathways?

Bryan Derkson, can you Email your response to my above subject matter and topic heading to me?

My Email: celestialsd4@aol.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.133.79.174 (talk) 21:20, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Chivalry and Sorcery: Tannoth[edit]

Depends what you mean by personal expewrience only, I was one of a few writers, I still have my files, including one sealed with a print out and posted to myself. I know no court would accept that as proof of copyright date but it is indicative, I even have the original emails I believe.

However, I'll reenter the bar info, that it was started but never finished and leave it at that. This was several years ago and who cares anymore —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hurcheon (talkcontribs) 22:29, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of Kosho (The Prisoner)[edit]

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Chivalry & Sorcery[edit]

There is an attempt by a collection of individuals to promote and encourage copyright infringement for this game. They are also at the same time promoting their asinine and pedantic website as some sort of noteworthy website which it most obviously is not.

Can you please help to somehow deal with this situation. It is quite upsetting to many of us as we lost Edward E. Simbalist not long ago and our good friend Wilf K. Backhaus is not in the best of situations.

thank-you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.159.46.192 (talk) 21:32, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

First off, you should refrain from uncivil language and personal attacks - it does your position no service. Anyway, that said, the external link guidelines at WP:ELNO do recommend avoiding external links to forums, so I've removed it for now. But bear in mind that this is just a guideline and if someone presents a good reason why an external link to this forum is relevant we should hear them out and debate the point rationally. This article seems to be a bit of a battleground, please debate any major deletions on the article's talk page. Bryan Derksen (talk) 08:02, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
Hi Bryan

Firstly thanks for your sterling efforts in cleaning up the language of this entry. I had made a, brief, start and despaired of how much effort was involved. Someone appears to be getting my actions confused with the actions of another regarding the forum and encouraging an edit war. There may be two things happening here, one is some kind of straight IP infringement, either by reproducing text or by "passing off", the other is a situation that would not meet the editing requirements of WP. So many thanks and keep up the good work hurcheon (talk)

No problem, it's my 'job' as it were. I just did another little stab at NPOVing and fixing the somewhat idiosyncratic grammar of the article, though there's yet more to go. I find a good way to approach big cleanup jobs like this one is one section at a time - it's easy to clean up just one or two paragraphs in a sitting, and if you do one or two paragraphs a day by the end of the week that's a big chunk of article.
Another problem the article has that I've left unaddressed so far is a lack of references. I don't think I'll be able to do anything in that regard since I don't have access to any of the books, though perhaps web searches might turn up some relevant material. If you've got any sources available it'd be really handy if you'd stick a few in. Don't worry too much about formatting, just wrap them in ref tags and I can clean that up too. :) Bryan Derksen (talk) 05:52, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
I'll have a go at including any references I can. I have all (or near as dammit) the C&S books, though the problem with the history stuff is that it pretty much is anecdotal, and a lot of what occrred happened on the old Loyal Order of Chivalry and Sorcery mailing list or in person. hurcheon (talk)
Is there a public archive of the mailing list? That could perhaps be used to provide references in some cases. Though probably such a source would only be good for referencing the fact that something was said by someone, not for referencing whatever it was that was claimed. For example, if Bob wrote an email claiming that the sky was blue, we could say "In 2009 Bob claimed that the sky was blue in a public email.<ref>" But not "The sky is blue.<ref>"
Unfortunately, information that can only be sourced to personal knowledge isn't really suitable for inclusion in a Wikipedia article. Having our articles be verifiable by uninvolved third parties is one of the foundational goals of Wikipedia so there isn't much room for flexibility there. It's not that I'm suggesting you're being inaccurate or anything like that, I have no basis for making any such judgment. But if there's no way of verifying it other than asking you to repeat yourself the verification of the article becomes totally dependent on your presence. Wikipedia:Verifiability covers Wikipedia's policy on this matter if you'd like to take a read. Bryan Derksen (talk) 07:04, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Your expertise, please :)[edit]

Hi Bryan,

I submitted an article about scientist Jeff Schweitzer a while back which was approved as being within the scope of WikiProject Biography. I made sure to study Wikipedia's policy on biographies of living persons and I adhered to the rules. I did plenty of research and provided plenty of references. I even compared the information to other Wiki articles (Michael Shermer, Sam Harris, Peter Singer, Paul Kurtz etc.) and found that Schweitzer's notability is comparable if not more so than these. So, I'm wondering why one of the wiki users (Crusio) has tagged my article with the following:

"This article or section appears to have been copied and pasted from a source, possibly in violation of a copyright" (No, I did not copy/paste. I did get some of my information from his website and requested permission from him directly and he granted it)

"This article may not meet the notability guideline for biographies." (Again, I followed the rules, and compared my content to that of Schweitzer's peers and found that he has even more notability than they do)

"This article has been nominated to be checked for its neutrality" (Seriously? How much more neutral can I get?)

There are 2 other notes from other users which are legitimate (one is about the article being an orphan and the other says that the article might need some clean up). i have no problem with those.

Can you help me? Would be very appreciated!

71.106.236.79 (talk) 22:00, 25 September 2009 (UTC) Darice

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I need your help[edit]

I'm editing an article about my department in Paraguay that is the Misiones Department. I'm having a problem with the infobox. Hope you can check it and help me. Regards. --Marcetw (talk) 05:42, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Supertall observation and communication towers[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Milky Way Gate Address[edit]

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Merge discussion for Medusa Fossae[edit]

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Articles for deletion nomination of Timeline of fictional future events[edit]

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Timeline of fictional future events[edit]

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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Portia (Shakespeare)[edit]

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Bond-girls[edit]

Dear Sir, May I propose (for?) you the following sub-article (from the Huwiki) to your James Bond-article? (because I haven't right to make it)

Actress Role Film Age at shooting
Eunice Gayson Sylvia Trench Dr. No 34
Sylvia Trench From Russia with Love 35
Ursula Andress Honey Ryder Dr. No 26
Zena Marshall Miss Taro Dr. No 36
Daniela Bianchi Tatjana Romanova From Russia with Love 21
Aliza Gur Vida From Russia with Love 19
Martine Beswick Zora From Russia with Love 21
Honor Blackman Pussy Galore Goldfinger 38
Tania Mallet Tilly Masterson Goldfinger 23
Shirley Eaton Jill Masterson Goldfinger 27
Claudine Auger Dominique Derval / Domino Thunderball 23
Molly Peters Patricia Fearing Thunderball 23
Luciana Paluzzi Fiona Volpe Thunderball 28
Akiko Vakabajasi Aki You Only Live Twice 26
Mie Hama Kissy Suzuki You Only Live Twice 23
Karin Dor Helga Brandt You Only Live Twice 29
Diana Rigg Teresa (Tracy) Di Vicenzo On Her Majesty's Secret Service 31
Angela Scoular Ruby On Her Majesty's Secret Service 23
Catherine Schell Nancy On Her Majesty's Secret Service 25
Jill St. John Tiffany Case Diamonds Are Forever 33
Lana Wood Plenty O'Toole Diamonds Are Forever 27
Gloria Hendry Rosie Carver Live and Let Die 24
Jane Seymour Solitaire Live and Let Die 22
Britt Ekland Mary Goodnight The Man with the Golden Gun 31
Maud Adams Andrea Anders The Man with the Golden Gun 29
Octopussy Octopussy 38
Kristina Wayborn Magda Octopussy 32
Barbara Bach Anya Amasova The Spy Who Loved Me 30
Caroline Munro Naomi The Spy Who Loved Me 28
Lois Chiles Holly Goodhead Moonraker 32
Corinne Clery Corinne Dufour Moonraker 29
Carole Bouquet Melina Havelock For Your Eyes Only 24
Lynn-Holly Johnson Bibi Dahl For Your Eyes Only 22
Kim Basinger Domino Petacchi Never Say Never Again 29
Barbara Carrera Fatima Blush Never Say Never Again 37
Tanya Roberts Stacey Sutton A View to a Kill 29
Grace Jones Mayday A View to a Kill 37
Maryam d'Abo Kara Milovy The Living Daylights 26
Virginia Hey Rubavitch The Living Daylights 35
Carey Lowell Pam Bouvier Licence to Kill 28
Talisa Soto Lupe Lamora Licence to Kill 22
Izabella Scorupco Natalia Fyodorovna Simyonova Goldeneye 25
Famke Janssen Xenia Zaragevna Onatopp Goldeneye 30
Michelle Yeoh Wai Lin Tomorrow Never Dies 35
Teri Hatcher Paris Carver Tomorrow Never Dies 33
Denise Richards Dr. Christmas Jones The World is Not Enough 28
Sophie Marceau Elektra King The World is Not Enough 32
Halle Berry Giacinta Johnson - Jinx Die Another Day 36
Rosamund Pike Miranda Frost Die Another Day 23
Eva Green Vesper Lynd Casino Royale, 2006 26
Caterina Murino Solange Casino Royale, 2006 28
Ivana Milicevic Valenka Casino Royale, 2006 32
Olga Kurylenko Camille Quantum of Solace 28
Gemma Arterton Fields Quantum of Solace 22

CfD nomination of Category:History of Åland[edit]

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deletion of Naema Tahir[edit]

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OCR[edit]

The trouble is that OCR isn't very good, and it's hard to get the proofreading perfect. For example "Freehold" became "Freeholaf" Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:06, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Which is why I asked for a second set of eyes, to catch oversights like that. :) If that's the only thing I missed that looks pretty good. -- Bryan Derksen (talk) 16:23, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

OCR[edit]

Well, so long as we keep the scan (and a link to it) in case it needs checked. OCR is usually alright as long as there's no italics. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:33, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Here's all the corrections; note there's also a few to the misplaced section (notably, Z4 for VA!. Still, you were completely right: this wasn't half so bad as I feared. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:14, 26 March 2011 (UTC)
Heh. The "Philadehahia" one as cute. :) When I did my proofreading pass I spent the most attention on the names themselves, not so much the cities they were from, and it looks like that worked out at least. Glad to be of service. Bryan Derksen (talk) 18:05, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

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When I created the article about the Foreign Agricultural Service, I uploaded the base images of the old OFAR, old FAS and modern FAS logos. I do not understand why you insist on changing the base logo to one of the derivatives, and would appreciate it if you would stop. Amustard (talk) 14:30, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

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Non-Free rationale for File:Land of the Lost (1974) - The Marshalls at a crystal matrix table.jpg[edit]

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Non-Free rationale for File:Land of the Lost (1974) title screen.jpg[edit]

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Ad:Template:Infobox_Venus_crater[edit]

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You may be interested in this discussion Bulwersator (talk) 14:49, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

Reasons To Delete J1c3d (Y-DNA)[edit]

  1. Articles that cannot possibly be attributed to reliable sources, including neologisms, original theories and conclusions, and articles that are themselves hoaxes (but not articles describing notable hoaxes)
  2. Articles for which thorough attempts to find reliable sources to verify them have failed
  3. Categories representing overcategorization

I called for deletion on an article with an edit hold and the one who admitted it should be deleted took it off the edit hold without any notification or documentation.
JohnLloydScharf (talk) 00:47, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:R.E. Mouscron squad[edit]

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Please move deleted article Corin_Raymond to the sandbox[edit]

Could you restore the data on my deleted article "Corin_Raymond " to the sandbox, a second editor was planning to edit it tonight to bring it up to standards.

Regards, — Preceding unsigned comment added by AGooding (talkcontribs) 22:50, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Swastika article edit needed[edit]

I have no idea on how to do this edit, but on the page, there are 2 pictures under the heading geometry that I found very confusing. They represent how the right facing swastika can be considered clockwise or counter-clockwise. I found this image to make the illustration of geometry of the swastika confusing.

I propose to you that instead, this set of pictures should represent a left and a right facing swastika. It would better illustrate the idea of there being 2 different versions.

Hope you understand what I mean.

Remus.grrrl (talk) 06:46, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Copyright problem: Parker Wickham[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Link topology[edit]

Hi Bryan, Since you were the first user to edit the article I thought you should be given a head's-up. ST2002 (talk) 21:50, 12 December 2011 (UTC)


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Proposed deletion of Eight Deadly Words[edit]

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Nomination of Eight deadly words for deletion[edit]

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Bryan Derksen,

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 obar@msu.edu (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 obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

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

Sincerely,

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

Possible deletion of [[Cross generation ship]][edit]

Hi Bryan Derksen:

You were the only contributer that I could pick out that seemed to make a substatial contribution to [[Cross generation ship]] so here is a notice:

Nomination of Cross generation ship for deletion[edit]

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Fartherred (talk) 00:52, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

Restoring deleted hotel article[edit]

Bryan: I represent Floridays Resort Orlando, and wanted to add the distinction to "Floridays," the Jimmy Buffett song.

I posted an article about the hotel, in line with several other hotels I saw listed, here in Orlando. But, of course, it had a speedy deletion.

Can you assist to "userfy" it?

Let me know if you need a copy of what I posted (from my Sandbox).

Thanks in advance for your help.

Brian Walton Director, Marketing & eCommerce Paramount Hospitality Management, LLC

FloridaysResortOrlando.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by Brian Walton (talkcontribs) 13:52, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Template:Football squad[edit]

I run a Wikia for my fantasy soccer league and I'd like to use Template:Football squad on said Wikia. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, it just doesn't work due to some issues with the navboxes and I'm not sure what to do. Since you're the one who created the template in its current incarnation, would you be willing to help me out? --Kevin W./TalkCFB uniforms/Talk 07:39, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Rollback Access Request[edit]

Hello Bryan Derksen, Nice to meet you! I have a two reasons that I think I should receive have rollback access. First of all, I have been patrolling the recent edits looking for vandalism and a rollback button would be very helpful. Second, I have installed Wikipedia:Huggle and to use it on the English Wikipedia I have to have rollback access. Granting me rollback access would help me greatly and in turn I can help Wikipedia more. I have one question, What is the difference between the undo button and the rollback button? If you have any comments please leave them on my talk page. Thanks! JamisonGuestbookUserboxes 11:12, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

A question[edit]

Hi Bryan,

I have come across some of your previous work and I am interested in asking you a few questions related to some of the scientific subjects you've contributed to. When you get the chance, please write me an e-mail using the link on my page. User:Rockst

Nomination for deletion of Template:R-phrase[edit]

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Nomination of Mars 3 for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Mars 2 for deletion[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Ultimate Arena Paintball League[edit]

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Vector Sigma article[edit]

I saw the deletionists are looking to delete tha article on Vector Sigma which you helped create. I copied the article to wikialpha in case you want to keep editing it. http://en.wikialpha.org/wiki/Vector_Sigma Mathewignash (talk) 14:27, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

MfD nomination of User:ChildofMidnight/Timeline of fictional future events[edit]

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Nomination of Ocean planet for deletion[edit]

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Sunspots as bright as an electric arc?[edit]

Hi Bryan, Referring to your creation of the Sunspot article over a decade ago (!) you wrote that "Interestingly, if they were isolated from the surrounding photosphere they would be brighter than the electric arc." The early version of the article didn't have any refs, and although refs have been added since, I can't see any that support this. Not saying it's not true, but I'd love an explanation. Particularly as the assertion seems to have spread throughout the web, and as far as I can tell this seems to be the source! --132.185.161.101 (talk) 18:56, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Agecroft Rowing Club for deletion[edit]

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Your ancient contribution to the Prometheus page from Ten Years Past[edit]

Greetings from the Prometheus page.

There appears to be a conflict between the two separate Wiki pages dealing with Prometheus which it seemed you might be able to address. Since your contribution ten years ago, a film version by Ridley Scott titled Prometheus was released last year. The wiki page for the film, however, appears to present a creative/uncreative redefinition of the Prometheus myth for the editor/author's purposes. In the film version Theme section somehow Prometheus is given idiomatically as "gifting fire to humanity etc" without mentioning the theft from the gods part. This as compared to the original Prometheus wiki page which offers the preferred:

"In Greek mythology, Prometheus (Greek: Προμηθεύς, pronounced [promɛːtʰeús]) is a Titan, culture hero, and trickster figure who is credited with the creation of man from clay and the theft of fire for human use"

Can you take a look at these two Wiki pages to try to get these two Wiki pages in better sync since the editor/author at the film page version seems to be hyper-protective and aggresive in policing against all edits and corrections regardless of quality. As a result, the two wiki pages for "Prometheus" appear to be in conflict, not good for wiki in general.


66.99.0.190 (talk) 18:11, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Image discussion at article 17 Mile Drive[edit]

A discussion is underway about images on an article you have contributed to. Please help find a consensus for the article stub at: Talk:17-Mile Drive#17 Mile Drive info box and section images replacement.--Amadscientist (talk) 04:23, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Request to take part in a survey[edit]

Hi there. I would very much appreciate it if you could spend ~2 minutes and take a short survey - a project trying to understand why the most active Wikipedia contributors (such as yourself) may reduce their activity, or retire. I sent you an email with details, if you did not get it please send me a wikiemail, so that I can send you an email with the survey questions. I would very much appreciate your cooperation, as you are among the most active Wikipedia editors who show a pattern of reduced activity, and thus your response would be extremely valuable. Thanks! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:33, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

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Articles deletion[edit]

Dear Bryan Derksen,

I apologize for the inconvenience, but have no other way than appealing for administrators’ help recover a deleted article.

I published a film article entitled Drits (Derivas), a film by Portuguese director Ricardo Costa. It is the second film from an autobiographic trilogy, Faraways. The article was kept untouched by several months. To my surprise, it was recently eliminated and redirected to the director’s page with no discussion. I undid the redirection, but saw the article was proposed to deletion. Reason: independent, verifiable, secondary resources. I argued that the article couldn’t have but primary sources (the producer’s ones) as it is an upcoming film, like many others listed at upcoming films. A film that has not yet been premiered or distributed may not be commented. Besides, none of the films so listed has ever been deleted or even contested.

At last, in discussion, user User:reddogsix proposed that the article should be renamed to Drifts (film) or similar, and at the same time put at the disambiguation page of Dritf this reference «Drifs, unreleased film by Ricardo Costa (filmmaker). I created a new page for the same article entitled Drifts (Portuguese film). As the semantic root “drift” seemed to be the problem, I replaced the article name to Derivas (Drifts) and published it once more with some improvements. As a result, the article was fast deleted and I blocked for three days.

In the meantime, a new article about the trilogy was published: Faraways, which was proposed to fast deletion as well by the same user, User:reddogsix.

Although unreleased, although having no reliable secondary sources, Drifts is unquestionably an outstanding film for its uniqueness and characteristics: autobiography, comedy, docufiction, metafiction in one. I guess that “outstanding” may be a synonym for “notable” in such cases and that articles like this shouldn’t be deleted without previous cared analyses: important information may be lost.

This sequence of interventions is clearly a personal attack by User:reddogsix, supported by two or three user friend. It has no other explanation. It contributes in nothing to improve articles quality. Mists article, which I created on 10 September 2010, is the latest example. The article structure was unreasonably modified, loosing clarity and useful content.

NOTE: sent to 30 administrators.

Thanks for your attention, User:Tertulius 21:09, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Sentence in Alcubierre drive[edit]

Hi Bryan, your original stub article for this topic said "A physicist, Miguel Alcubierre, proposed a method of stretching space in a wave, in such a way that a ship would ride the wave, but there is no way known to induce such a wave, or leave it once started." Do you have a reference for the two "no known way" claims? Variants of the sentence remained until I edited it out just recently (for reasons explained below), but I wanted to double-check with you in case this is a matter of disagreement between physicists. The first part seems to run contrary to this paper which says in the abstract that they investigate "the more realistic case in which a superluminal warp drive is created out of an initially flat spacetime". The details seem to be given in the "Dynamic Superluminal Warp Drive" section that begins on p. 4. And since general relativity is time-symmetric, if it's possible to create a warp bubble in a preexisting flat space, it must also be possible to convert a warp bubble back into a flat space, so that would be at least one way of "exiting" the bubble. Also, the "massive particles" section on p. 3 of this paper talks about massive particle entering and exiting the bubble. Hypnosifl (talk) 21:24, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

On the first of those two papers, looking at it more closely it seems like their dynamical warp drive spacetime is not actually a fully analytic solution, as they refer on p. 12 to it involving a "computational trick" and say it "allows one to carry out an almost complete analytical treatment." So it might be true that there are no analytic solutions for a warp bubble forming dynamically--would you happen to know of any sources that say so explicitly? Hypnosifl (talk) 23:16, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of WASP-9 for deletion[edit]

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Mercury quadrangles[edit]

I recently moved six of the Mercury quadrangle pages, and have nominated for renaming the categories for these which you created (I think you also created the pages). The discussion is here. I see you haven't been around much, but I'm notifying you in case you have any objections. If you agree with the renaming proposal and you say so there, the nominations could be closed early and moved to the speedy renaming area. Carcharoth (talk) 05:01, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Template:...[edit]

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Just to let you know -- Missing Wikipedians[edit]

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Category:Shapeshifting[edit]

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An RfC that you may be interested in...[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Lunar coords and quad cat[edit]

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Nomination for merging of Template:Lunar coords and quad cat[edit]

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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)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Infobox lunar mare[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Infobox lunar mare has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:27, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:Infobox crater data[edit]

Template:Infobox crater data has been nominated for merging with Template:Infobox feature on celestial object. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:33, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Category:Mercury source templates[edit]

Category:Mercury source templates, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Ricky81682 (talk) 08:51, 4 March 2015 (UTC)