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Hello, Cam, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Punjabi Language Speaker[edit]


I see you've added some bits to the [List of languages by total speakers]. Please could you check out my comment on the talk page under Punjabi Language Speakers and see if you agree? Sukh 17:26, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Comunlang VFD-2[edit]

You are receiving this notice due to a consideration that has come up during a VFD for the article Comunleng. As there was no clear consensus in Comunleng's previous VfD, it has been nominated again. We are notifying all participants of the original VFD. Please see Votes for deletion/Comunleng 2 for comments. The Literate Engineer 23:49, 16 July 2005 (UTC)

a Karadjordjevic[edit]

Could you kindly explain, why you call the account of three proven genealogical lineages in the talk page of Dim of yugosl. as "rant".

"nonsens": Could you kindly explain why you indicated, against facts, that in genealogy in the talk page has claimed that he is son of crown prince Alexander (as there was no such claim, the talk page clearly saying that he is son of that Alexander who is son of Paul and Olga).

Could you kindly explain why you have decided that explication of his descent from Scanderbeg and from certain medieval Balkan monarchs is "nationalist cruft"...

In my opinion, it is an interesting thing that despite odds against it (such as centuries of foreign rule, and persecution, and tendency to sink into oblivion as centuries go), a Yugoslavian prince actually verifiably descends from medieval monarchs of the same area./And, why cannot Wikipedia give such information - as it is undeniably information. 07:11, 21 July 2005 (UTC)

Interlingue Wikipedia[edit]


I saw that you are one of the administrators of the Interlingue Wikipedia. No one is working on this Wikipedia now and I would like to continue translating the system messages, but only an administrator can do it. What can I do?

Thanks! 07:11, 27 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Hello! Just leave a note in my discussion page there, and sign it. I will make you an admin. --Cam 22:08, 28 September 2005 (UTC)

Chad-Sudan conflict[edit]

In the future, please view the talk page before making large edits. KI 04:07, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

No. His edits were understandable, yours was not. You changed the wording so that it exactly matched Reuters reports. I reverted your edit because I was keeping the wording in the form one would link to on Wikipedia; I used official titles. KI 04:22, 29 December 2005 (UTC)


Great, thanks. Would you mind if I moved your translation to User:KI/Temp? That way such a long message wont take up the talkpage. Eventually it should be moved to Wikisource. KI 22:18, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

When in doubt, I try to assume good faith, but based on the edit summary, I believe the anonymous editor was trying to vandalize the article. The two comments by the foreign minister were on completely different sides of the issue-the anon attempted to sneakily edit out content. KI 22:13, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

my RfA[edit]

Hi, Cam

We have worked together on the Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov (biologist) article. Can you check my Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Alex Bakharev to see if I such a bad Russian nationalist as some of my opposers claim? abakharev 17:24, 11 January 2006 (UTC)


thank you for clarifying the United Iraqi Alliance article dates. We were both trying to put the same thing, but in two different sections. Your latest revision fixes it with the addition of the sentence on the latest results on the very bottom. Swatjester 23:31, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Castellammare di Stabia[edit]

Forgive my impertinence, but please help me to understand the thinking behind your recent sub-eds to this article. 1) why replace capital "P" in province? I checked and the Italian version is capitalised as is the English language article on the province. 2) why convert to the American spelling of "kilometer/kilometre"? The European version is acceptable in English (and the correct one in British English and Commonwealth English) and, I assume, in articles on European topics. 3) is "southeast" more correct than "south-east"? I'm not sure of the approved Wiki usages. Folks at 137 21:22, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

James Parke, Baron Wensleydale[edit]

Hi Jeff,

A book I am reading states that the Tolpuddle Martyrs were sentenced by "Justice Baron Parke", which I assume means James Parke, Baron Wensleydale. Can you confirm this? If it is true, then it should be mentioned in the article on Parke.

Cheers, Drew (Snottygobble) | Talk 06:04, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Georgia Guidestones[edit]

Thanks for the corrections to Georgia Guidestones. It's amazing what you can miss in proofreading, even when you're being very careful. I'm fond of those crazy 'stones, sed io min cxiam konfuzas: kial mankas la reguloj en Esperanto?

Gxis, --Craigkbryant 21:38, 27 February 2006 (UTC)


Se vi hazarde legas tiun cxi mesagxon, tiem bonvolu vocxdoni duafoje cxe por la dua alternativo. Amike eo:user:narvalo

That Cardinal at Deus Caritas Est[edit]

I think it's Archbishop Paul Joseph Cordes. Fuller discussion here. Stroika 20:23, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Personally I think on the balance of probabilities it is Cordes although I admit that might not pass beyond reasonable doubt. Wouldn't it be possible to have some text attached to the photograph saying it is believed to be Archbp Cordes, that he drafted part of DCE and was involved in its public presentation? I think it is a funny angle.--Stroika 09:17, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

Farsi Transliteration[edit]

I'm using the loosely phonetic transliteration scheme from all of the Farsi courses and books I've used (c.f. Thackston's An Introduction to Persian and Stilo, Talattos & Clinton's Modern Persian). The only other "system" I've encountered involves English-based "phonetics".


Just to say thanks for your work on the Iraq pages - much appreciated! AndrewRT 23:42, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

Spelling Reform[edit]

Ok, I see what you're getting at. I just see "thru", "nite", and "laf" in print every once in while, and I kind of like it. It looks like progress to me. Maybe I'm just a weirdo who needs to learn how to spell. It's just one of those things I want to pass on.Cameron Nedland 04:00, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Holy shit![edit]

How did you figure out "It is English, typed on an Arabic keyboard layout. It says "she is my berst friend ever I had". I guess "berst" should be "best". --Cam 01:36, 31 May 2006 (UTC)"! Arabic isn't even listed on your user page!!! Shit you're good!

(forgot to sign: 16:30, 2 June 2006 (UTC), ie someone else, just reading the archives. so it's not my place to thank you. But SHIT you're good!!! Work for the NSA by chance? ;-) )

Thanks! I'm familiar with the Arabic alphabet but I don't know the language really. I googled for the words individually and found a couple of them in a thread in a forum that was people joking around typing English with an Arabic keyboard. Then I found an Arabic keyboard layout and worked out the sentence and lo and behold, it made sense (sort of) in English. A cryptographer I am not! --Cam 19:01, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

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Please see Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (Arabic)#poll for standard transliteration. I noticed that you previously contributed to the discussions on Arabic. thanks. Cuñado Bahaitemplatestar.png - Talk

Re: Interlingua Rambot[edit]

Thanks for the heads-up. I only intended to "translate" the Loveland, Ohio entry. Do you happen to know enough Interlingua to correct the errors? If not, I'll try and find someone to fix it. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 02:46, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Siberian language (2 nomination)[edit]

This stuff was undeleted... --Vladimir Volokhonsky 08:14, 3 September 2006 (UTC)


Hi, you previously commented at WP:MOS-AR. Would you be interested in participating in a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (Arabic)#Solar letters again? Cheers, —Ruud 10:14, 16 September 2006 (UTC)


lol, yeah I have - • The Giant Puffin • 17:15, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Oh, sorry lol. They signed it Cam 17:14, 3 June 2007 (UTC), my mistake - • The Giant Puffin • 19:41, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Admin at[edit]

Dear Jmb, you're currently one of the Admins at the Volapük Wikipedia. There is now a proposal there for removing admin status from two people, you being one of them. If you're still interested in contributing (I note how much your list of Volapük words has been helping me in the Volapük Wiktionary -- I'm now finishing letter F partially thanks to you), I would oppose this suggestion. You can give your opinion here (in Volapük or English, as you prefer). -Smeira) 19:44, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Volapük again[edit]

Dear Jmb, there is a new problem with the Volapük Wikipedia in discussion at Meta: m:Proposals for closing projects/Radical cleanup of Volapük Wikipedia. I personally disagree with the proposal, for the reasons I mention in the discussion (it looks like a wiki coup-d'état, the Lombard case was actually different, the proposal should have been made in the vo.wp community first, etc.); and I thought maybe you'd agree and also cast a vote there to oppose it. (Of course, judging by the opinions you expressed in the first closure proposal, you might actually agree with the proposal; please feel free not to oppose it, or even to support it, if you see fit.) Smeira 02:45, 29 dec 2007 (UTC)

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Bogdan vs. Bohdan (Lewandowski)[edit]

Excellent pickup, Jeff, on my recent Humanities Ref Desk query. My archives work requires me to verify individuals' identities, and the info you provided with that external link is tremendously helpful in pursuing this further. Outstanding contribution, accepted with gratitude! -- Deborahjay (talk) 10:08, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Earl and duke disambiguations[edit]

Thanks for disambiguating these 6. There was a seventh as well. Do you know which Viscount Walden, Marquess of Tweeddale it is likely to be? Carcharoth (talk) 01:07, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

The Rhyn-Sands steppe[edit]

Greetings, Cam, and many thanks for your help with my Humanities RD query. I'm just now reading Nikolai Leskov for the first time, in English translation by David Magarshak, and it's rather more... primal (?) that the works of later Russian authors I've read, though perhaps those were more accessible for having urban settings. Since I know little about Leskov's milieu, getting some background helps me grasp and appreciate what's being told. -- Cheers, Deborahjay (talk) 16:53, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

I O U an ice cream[edit]

  • WikiThanks
    In my corner of the globe, a third encounter within a relatively brief space of time is celebrated with ice cream; please accept this flower as an equivalent token of my appreciation and esteem :-)

Well, Jeff/Cam, you've done it again. As I see from the above, you've come to my aid twice before when my own searches similarly failed to elucidate the matter at hand. Such responses as yours make me appreciate anew the boon of living in the Information Age and working with and within Wikipedia along with the likes of you. --Cheers, Deborahjay (talk) 05:16, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

features of Mimas[edit]


Thanks for your recent additions to the list. However, for Gaheris I have an audiobook that pronounces it with stress on the 2nd syllable. Are you sure it has stress on the first? Is my book wrong, or might there be two pronunciations? (I got the book for these pronunciations, but haven't listened to it all yet.) — kwami (talk) 19:52, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I found a few older lists of pronunciations [1][2][3] at Google Books. They all seem to show the stress on the first syllable of Gaheris, with a "long a". They're all from about a hundred years ago, though.--Cam (talk) 21:00, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
In searching further I see that Bulfinch indicates stress on the second syllable. So your pronunciation was attested back then, too.--Cam (talk) 21:12, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

French translation request[edit]

Could you help translate this entire passage?

Taai, Teuruarii V, vécut au début du XXe siècle. Son fils Toromona, 1922, Teuruarii VI, est l'actuel chef de Moerai. Il a effectué il y a quelques années un voyage en France lors des festivités du 14 juillet et s'est présenté aux élections à l'Assemblée Territoriale, le 14 octobre 1962, avec Tetuamanuhiri Tetaumatani dit Tau comme colistier. Il a recueilli un nombre appréciable de votes. Un fils Maeua, Teuruarii VII, est né en 1941. Une branche cadette des Teuruarii descendante d'Epatiana joue un rôle important à Avéra, devenu district depuis 1962. Atitoa a Teuruarii a été le chef de cette circonscription du sud de l'île avant la Deuxième Guerre mondiale. Son fils Ama'itera'i a poursuivi cette tradition et est un personnage indiscuté à Avéra. Avec son frère Tai- ri a Teuruarii, un des meilleurs cultivateurs de Rurutu, il est le propriétaire de Te'autamatea à Vitaria sur laquelle se dresse encore le grand marae Tararoa. Il est intéressant de constater qu'à Rurutu des élections démocratiques ont porté au pouvoir administratif local les descendants les plus titrés dè l'ancienne noblesse locale.

Thank you.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 03:46, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

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Administratori jures in li ie-Wikipedia[edit]


sur li págine ie:Wikipedia:Administratores tu es indicat quam un del du administratores del ie-Wikipedia. Ma ni tu ni li altri administrator sembla esser plu activ ta. Esque tu es ancor administrator?

Yo ne have un conto in li anglés Wikipedia, ma mi págine in li ie-Wikipedia es ie:Usator:Sebastian. Un micri discussion pri li question del ie-Administratores tu posse trovar ta: ie:WP:LT#Some_ideas -- (talk) 20:16, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

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