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Thank you for revising and formatting the Akira Miyawaki article[edit]

Thank you Dave for correcting my expansions of the Akira Miyawaki article and embellishing it with pictures. It really looks better after your contribution (Although I am conscious it is still widely perfectible, especially regarding referencing)

I noticed you suppressed this paragraph at the end of "First experiences":

"His actions were widely supported by insurance companies, industry, communities and many developers (protective or compensatory measures) and the State (Ministry of Transport in particular)."

I understand that the "widely" sounds too much, although there is no "peacockery" in that statement, it is just an information about Akira Miyawaki's financers - which I find useful .

I realise the right word in English should be: "broadly". Now I propose to formulate it this way, so that it sounds totally neutral:

"His actions were supported by insurance companies, industry, communities and landscape architects (for protective or compensatory measures) and the State (Ministry of Transport in particular)."

Does it sound ok to you?

Thank you for helping me clarifying the articles.

Velanidia Foundation 15:34, 6 January 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Velanidia Foundation (talkcontribs)

If you can include a reliable reference source to back up that statement, then please feel free to add it to the article. --DAJF (talk) 23:15, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Japanese Wikipedia[edit]

Is J Wiki an unreliable source? (talk) 05:24, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

No. Wiki-based websites are never considered reliable sources for Wikipedia articles. See WP:USERGENERATED. --DAJF (talk) 05:30, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Re: Saijo, Ehime[edit]

I had updated the figure to reflect the detailed Japanese wikipedia page for Saijo, but it looks like that number might be incorrect. I will add the correct population according to the city itself and cite a Japanese-language source. Thank you for being so diligent. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:12, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

OK. Although I already added the latest population data as given on the city's official website. --DAJF (talk) 03:44, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
Sorry to bother you again, but for the "Notable People" section on the Saijo, Ehime page, I noticed that you removed Kaori Manabe (TV personality/model) a few months ago due to lack of corresponding article. Do you think it is acceptable to use a post from her official blog describing a visit to her hometown of Saijo as a source? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jbwsaijo (talkcontribs) 13:58, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
Hi. Don't forget to sign your comments using four tildes ("~~~~")! As for your question, I think a blog post like that would be borderline as a source, especially as "hometown" could refer to the place where she was born or the place where she was brought up. --23:48, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

American horror story coven[edit]

the information of Yoko Nagasaki is real,in is the fuente — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:20, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

If you have a reliable source (not a Wiki-based site), then please feel free to add it. Otherwise, you may well be blocked from editing if you continue to re-add unsourced dubious details about living persons. --DAJF (talk) 02:23, 25 January 2014 (UTC)


none of the rest of the article is sourced. you can google it — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:33, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Actually the burden of evidence lies with the editor who adds or restores material to provide sources for verification. Please read through the guidelines at WP:PROVEIT if you have time. --DAJF (talk) 01:39, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

To buy or To buy up to[edit]

Hi, could you please explain to me why "to buy up 1000 copies" is more logical or correct than "to buy up to 1000 copies"? Thank you! Rka001 (talk) 12:04, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Certainly. "Buy up" means to "buy up large shares (or all of) something that is available", which appears to be what is happening here. The wording "buy up to thousands of..." doesn't sound to me like English a native speaker would write. If it were "buy up to a thousand" or "buy up to ten thousand", then that would make some sense, but "buy up to thousands" leaves the reader thinking "so just how many did they buy?" Does that make more sense now? --DAJF (talk) 12:16, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
It is more correct to use "up to", because this is what is happening. People may buy dozens, hundreds, or thousand copies. To sum it up -> "up to thousands". Like "i am going to buy up to 100 tickets, depending on my income." This is exactly what the sentence should express. It's a gradient. 2. In my experience, to buy up sth is commonly not used with numbers. Its more like "i am buying up gold" = all that i can find. You wouldnt say "i am buying up 100 grams of gold." Just google "buying to" and count how often its used with numbers. It`s very awkward. Rka001 (talk) 12:22, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
The key difference here is thousands (1000s), not thousand (1000), which you seem to have missed. Try googling "buy up thousands of" (59,300 hits) and comparing against "buy up to thousands of" (10 hits). --DAJF (talk) 12:54, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
Yup, i missed that. What about "buy up to several thousand copies"? See my recent talk contrib and the reasoning behind that. Its about expressing the gradient. Not that it matters that much. But i feel like this sentence currently just gives some tabloid outlier report. Thank you! Rka001 (talk) 13:06, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

I'm sorry... 申し訳ありません[edit]


I'll keep up my efforts to study English,and I hope to tell you American Japanese culture with more details!--積善錬錬 (talk) 14:20, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

That's OK. I can see how it might appear a bit strange at first glance to a Japanese reader, but "savoury pancake" is indeed an accurate description for the Japanese okonomiyaki, since it is made with batter and cooked on a hotplate. A pie is made with pastry and cooked in an oven. Incidentally, okonomiyaki is also mentioned in the pancake article. Hope that clarifies the situation. --DAJF (talk) 14:36, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
I see! Thank you very much for explaining the difference between pancake and pie to me! By the way, what does savoury mean? I can't find this word in my English-Japanese dictionary.--積善錬錬 (talk) 03:25, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Mamoru Samuragochi[edit]

Mamoru Samuragochi has been exposed as a fraud, even you should be able to use Google and see all the articles exposing him as a fraud.

Seriously, use your brain sometime in the future. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:06, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

I am well aware of the news headlines, but as this is supposed to be an encyclopedia, I'm not convinced that emotive words like "fraud" really belong here. If the claims made by Niigaki that Samuragochi is not even deaf are proven to be true, then maybe the wording can be changed. --DAJF (talk) 14:44, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Please help with this article[edit]

Mielparque Tokyo — Preceding unsigned comment added by Evangp (talkcontribs) 01:15, 10 February 2014‎ (UTC)

Please try and remember to sign your comments. I have reviewed the article, but have to wonder whether it is sufficiently notable to justify a self-standing Wikipedia article. I have tagged it as such, and hope you can add some third-party sourcing in the near future, or else it may have to be nominated for deletion. --DAJF (talk) 01:33, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
According to the Japanese article it was formerly known as "postal savings Tokyo Kaikan", which according to Google translator can be written as "Yūbin Chokin Hall". I have no background in the Japanese language, so maybe you can assist me in some way. Evangp (talk) 02:24, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Nippon Seinenkan[edit]

I used Google translator on the Japanese article of Nippon Seinenkan, and it said the hall has a capacity of 1,360. That is why I added it to the English article. What are your thoughts on expanding articles from other languages? Please respond soon. Evangp (talk) 05:09, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

I see. But other Wikipedia articles cannot be used as reliable reference sources, so you will need to wait until you can provide a reliable source for verification before it can be re-added. Using articles in other languages is fine as a starting point, but if you don't have reliable sources to actually back up the information, then you might run into trouble. --DAJF (talk) 05:16, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

item "Kitaro"[edit]

I not understand because you have delete my neutral information about the existence of the group Italy for Kitaro and of the page Kitaro World. I not have publish the links, and, I believe, I simply furnish a neutral information, without promotional intents.Thank you in advance for your answer and have a nice evening.Ezio Chionio — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ezio chionio (talkcontribs) 16:50, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Has the fansite on Facebook received coverage in the media? If not, I'm afraid it is just unsourced trivia, and the intention appears to me to be more to promote the Facebook page rather than add encyclopedic content to this article. Sorry. --DAJF (talk) 01:25, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Mayo Okawa[edit]

Good day!

I got the information regarding the article of Mayo Okawa including her family background, educational attainment, career, among others. It is also help to expand this article, using the following links from other websites:

I hope that those links will help you in expanding the article.Thank you![[1]]--RenRen070193 14:26, 5 March 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by RenRen070193 (talkcontribs)

Rikako Sasaki[edit]

I have been learned that Rikako Sasaki is a Japanese of Filipino descent.The evidence was through her Official Blog ( and from Kokoro Press as well ( is also proved that she is the daughter of Estella and Toshisege Sasaki.However, it is my suggestion that is why it's up to you to look for another websites aside from two website links.Thank you!--RenRen070193 14:35, 5 March 2014 (UTC)[[2]]--RenRen070193 14:35, 5 March 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by RenRen070193 (talkcontribs)

Please note that the burden is on you to find reliable sources, and blog articles are not acceptable. --15:27, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

AKB48 and gojuon[edit]

Another editor has discovered the articles and has attempted to institute the gojuon order based on new evidence he claims supports its use. As you participated in the original incarnation of this debate, I think it is in best interests for you to examine this new evidence. The discussion begins at Talk:AKB48#Section break.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 08:20, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

I've added a comment. Personally I can't understand this bizarre fixation on using the Japanese order, but I wish more people from WikiProject Japan would add input too. --DAJF (talk) 11:44, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Hashima Island[edit]

Good morning! As you know I am contributing to Wikipedia mainly through Wiki Commons. I also added a link to my articles about Hashima Island since I think they really add value (in term of history, stories, photos) and I am pretty sure you know that otherwise you would have revert this change :) However, this link has been removed by the anonymous User: In the past, I have been criticized and attacked by somebody from Toronto a few times (an urban explorer who went on this island as well) so when this revert occurred, my first idea was to check this IP. It is indeed from Toronto. Of course there is no proof but I just wanted to mention it to you now in case anything related to this issue happen later. Thanks for your help as always Dave :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by JordyMeow (talkcontribs) 02:05, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi. OK, thanks for the heads-up. To be honest, I don't really think that links to personal blogs or websites are supposed to be added to Wikipedia articles (WP:LINKSTOAVOID), but I'll stay out of this dispute. --DAJF (talk) 04:58, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Understood. I just thought I should let you know about this. I also agree on the fact that the external links should be cleaned - there are many links with no value added at all or purely commercial. Maybe this section shouldn't even be there at all, I don't know. If my English was better I would definitely add information I have (available on my website) on the wiki. The link is more safe imho. Meanwhile I will not accept those strange reverts from the same anonymous person, mainly based from the fact that it feels more like a personal attack than anything else. However, I am open to discussion :) -- Jordy Meow (talk) 02:44, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

02:35, 30 March 2014 (UTC) Hello DJAF, thanks for correcting my edit re Raoul Silva, I got mixed up between the name of actor that the role was in the film, ie Javier Bardem was playing Raoul Silva in the film, and the actor named Raul Julia. Thanks for correcting. 02:35, 30 March 2014 (UTC)~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Misato Fukuen and Mitsuhiro Ichiki[edit]

Why that reference source is poorly? That reference sources from own blog, not false infomation. I didn't understand that was unrefenrenced or poorly. I sawn that was in Japanese page. Tempest Tales (talk) 15:04, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Apart from the fact that it's trivia of a level that belongs on a fan page rather than a Wikipedia article, self-published sources such as blogs are not acceptable as sources for biographical information about other people, as is the case here. Please refer to the guidelines at WP:SELFSOURCE. --DAJF (talk) 15:11, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
This is not other person's blog, it's from Misato Fukuen's official blog. I did not add any fan pages. You can accept this page? Tempest Tales (talk) 15:15, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
The problem is that it is being used to support claims about Mitsuhiro Ichiki, which is not allowed. Do you really think that trivia about blood groups really belongs in an encyclopedia article anyway? --DAJF (talk) 15:22, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
Blood type is listed in Japanese language of that pages. But English page isn't listed. Excluding this is acceptable?
Reference: "生年月日・血液型・職業が一緒で、かつて住んでいた住所、母親の名前も一致するという、奇跡的なまでの偶然の一致がある。なお、携帯電話の機種まで被ったこともある。2009年1月9日に、乙女企画クロジ☆のサプライズで初めて、一緒に誕生日を祝い合った。" — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tempest Tales (talkcontribs) 15:26, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
No, it's not acceptable to add any claims about third parties (i.e. Mitsuhiro Ichiki here) based on a blog. Please stop and read WP:SELFSOURCE, because it's tiring just repeating the rules. --DAJF (talk) 15:32, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
I understand why you're rejected add this information. I think problem that was questionable information or based on a blog. Thanking you. Tempest Tales (talk) 15:43, 12 March 2014 (UTC)


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Mamoru Miyano[edit]

Information icon Hi DAJF. I just removed a BLP sources tag you added to Mamoru Miyano, which had the edit summary "Tagging recent unsourced addition", even thought the article's a GA. Perhaps you were a bit trigger-happy there? If it was a mistake, no worries, I've removed the tag. Perhaps you should have instead removed the unsourced information? Happy editing. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 05:10, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Not trigger-happy at all. The problematic addition should either have been sourced or removed. Just removing the maintenance tag reduces the sense of urgency and doesn't really help anyone improve the article. Anyway, I've removed the offending addition, so the problem is resolved for the moment. --DAJF (talk) 23:12, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

About Funassyi[edit]

Hello, DAJF. I'm Akiko718atWiki. Thank you for your editing the article “Funassyi” and showing how to improve it. By the way, 1. “Kumamon” is titled “Kumamon(mascot)”. So I followed it. “Funassyi” has no disambiguation, but “Kumamon” has. Is that the reason of redirecting to “Funassyi”? 2. About “orphan” tag. I understood it, but did not understand what I should do. Today I linked from other articles (ex. Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture) to “Funassyi” page. Is that it? I have an only 9 day experience in Wikipedia. Sorry for bothering you.Akiko718atWiki (talk) 13:33, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

I have removed the "Orphan" tag now that it is linked to from other articles. Thanks. --DAJF (talk) 23:54, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Help me translate the Tokyo-Nagano Line article[edit]

Can you help me translate the Tokyo-Nagano Line article?I'm translated the capture of those of pictures at that page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Namphuong10 (talkcontribs) 13:59, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi. I'll have a look at it in more detail tomorrow, but just from a quick look, I'm not sure that that article is really even viable, and it might even have to go for deletion. --DAJF (talk) 15:08, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Re: Disputed non-free use rationale for File:ToshinobuKubota.jpg[edit]

Before nominating this file for deletion, did you stop to read the "fair use in.."? The explanation you are asking for has already been given and explained. There is nothing more to be done. Wangkyu (talk) 16:18, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

You still failed to explain why you nominated it for speedy deletion. It met the qualifications of the non-free content policy. If you believe it does not, please explain why. If you can not explain, I should be able revert your edits without any further problems. Wangkyu (talk) 01:44, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi. The image has not actually been nominated for speedy deletion, but, as the wording says, it will have to be deleted within a week unless a convincing reason can be provided to justify keeping it. Anyway, I did actually include a reason why I disputed the validity of the fair-use criteria here (The subject is alive and active, so free images may feasibly be available.), but what this means is that, just because we on Wikipedia maybe do not have immediate access to a free image of the person, it is still technically possible for someone to go out tomorrow and photograph him at a concert, promotional event, or just in the street. That is why a lot of articles on Wikipedia about famous people have blurred or amateurish photos that people have taken at concerts or in the street, or just don't have images at all. I agree that it would certainly be nice to have photos of every famous person in their Wikipedia articles, but unfortunately that's not how Wikipedia or copyright works. If you look at the wording at the bottom of the license that you yourself added to the image, you will see that it also mentions how fair-use images are rarely acceptable for living people. I can understand that you might be a bit upset that a file you found and uploaded to Wikipedia is going to be deleted, but hopefully this clarifies the reasons why. Drop us a line again if you are still not convinced. --DAJF (talk) 08:41, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
I think you failed to read under "Fair Use". If you read one of the reasons, you will see "4. This image is used on various websites, so its use on Wikipedia does not make it significantly more accessible than it already is." It was used on his English website [3], Japan website [4], OMC Card [5], and Oricon Style's news section [6]. Also, I "cropped" version of the photo appears in the profile on Oricon Style [7]. Wangkyu (talk) 21:23, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
No, I didn't fail to read that. I have personally uploaded loads of free and fair-use images to Wikipedia over the years, so I like to think I am fairly familiar with the guidelines. For fair-use images to be allowable on Wikipedia, they have to satisfy all of the fair-use rationale, and one of these is "replaceability". As I indicated when I first tagged the image, and as I have tried to explain above, non-free images of people that are still alive and doing what they are famous for are rarely considered non-replaceable, which is why use of the image here is problematic. It's spelled out pretty clearly in the guidelines at Wikipedia:Non-free content, but if you really are still not convinced, then maybe you should ask for another opinion at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. --DAJF (talk) 07:11, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

city photos[edit]

Thanks for your help on the Tokamachi page. Can you tell me, generally what are the best kinds of photos to provide for a city's article? (famous landmarks, city hall, that sort of thing, or something else, anything in particular?) DavidBoudreau (talk) 16:33, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi. I think generally photos should be added that illustrate the places mentioned in the article text. That could be places such as the city hall, the railway station(s), parks, tourist attractions, major shopping malls, or anything like that. There are no particular restrictions, but it is usually better to be selective rather than adding a whole "gallery" of photos arbitrarily. Wikimedia Commons appears to have a large number of photos of Tokamachi available at Commons:Category:Tokamachi, Niigata, so that would be the best place to look first. And if you are based in the area, you can of course take up-to-date photos yourself and upload them for use in the article. Hope that helps! --DAJF (talk) 07:26, 27 March 2014 (UTC)


Moscow Connection is unilaterally restoring the gojuon because he claims he has consensus. Would you mind wading in again because he's already attempted to instate it.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 13:50, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

OK, I've still got that page on my watchlist, so I'll keep an eye on it. --DAJF (talk) 01:16, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

"Unsourced" BLP[edit]

....So saying different band members played different instruents on The Tigers was a BLP violation? (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 01:45, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

That's right. Have a look through the relevant guidelines at Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons if you have time. --DAJF (talk) 02:01, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
Ok, don't wanna cause trouble, sorry. Just wanted to add more info on Julie! This page is barren and somewhat innacurate! (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 02:17, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
...Was the problem that it might be trivia? (talk) 03:56, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
If you can provide a link to the particular edit you are talking about, I might be able to give you a more precise answer, but if your edit was reverted as a BLP violation, then the problem was presumably because it lacked a reference source to support what you were adding. And please remember to sign your comments by adding four tildes (~~~~) at the end. Thanks. --DAJF (talk) 04:49, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Re: April 2014[edit]

As of April 1, 2014, the decision on whether to keep or delete File:ToshinobuKubota.jpg was decided. The photo was not deleted and therefore is an acceptable image to use on Wikipedia. Wangkyu (talk) 08:38, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

It should also be noted that you are only user that has a problem with this photo. Wangkyu (talk) 08:39, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
Decided by who? I'm afraid it's not actually up to you, the uploader, to decide. Did you ask over at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions? What did they tell you? --DAJF (talk) 08:42, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
"Did you ask over at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions?" Why would I take it there when you are the person who added the tag. Your template said, "please discuss the matter with the editor who placed this template on the image". Wangkyu (talk) 08:45, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Takeda Castle[edit]

Hello DAJF. Thanks for this, I didn't notice. --Vejvančický (talk / contribs) 08:49, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Kuji page[edit]

Thanks for the explanation regarding that tsunami description. So if the tsunami was relatively major, can I put it back on the page? Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:51, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Don't forget to sign comments using four tildes (~~~~). But in answer to your question, if it caused damage or injuries, or was an incident specific to the city of Kuji, and received significant media coverage, then yes, it might be worth including in the article. As it stands, the tsunami resulting from the recent earthquake in Chile was smaller than that recorded along the Japanese coast after the 2010 Chile earthquake, so it's hard to see how this is at all noteworthy. --DAJF (talk) 09:04, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Eisai has a new CEO[edit] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:45, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

OK, but it's probably best to wait until the company's official website has actually been updated to reflect that. --DAJF (talk) 02:17, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Reliable sourcing[edit]

wikipedia japan isnt reliable source? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:03, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Certainly not. Wiki-based websites are never acceptable reliable sources. Have a look at WP:Reliable sources for more details. --DAJF (talk) 03:08, 11 April 2014 (UTC)


Very well, I agree with you. But how come the other links to the article do not contain sources? Fanny789 (talk) 23:55, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi. That's something that happens a lot on Wikipedia, but other details really need to be sourced too to comply with the core WP:Verifiability and WP:BLP guidelines. Unsourced material may be tagged and/or removed at any time, so if you have time, please try and track down some reliable sources (not ANN) to support the facts listed. Thanks in advance for your help! --DAJF (talk) 00:02, 23 April 2014 (UTC)


I love your Japanese work. Keep up the good work! If you want to reply, please do so on my talk page. God bless you. Evangp (talk) 09:54, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Ryoko Shiraishi[edit]

But I find it very necessary to list them. The Japanese Wikipedia is the only sources to those pages. What other website is? -- Wooeyparks (talk) 01:28, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

If you find it so necessary, then please take the time to find some reliable sources, as these are also very necessary. Unfortunately, other Wikipedia articles do not constitute reliable sources. Have you actually read WP:BLP yet? --DAJF (talk) 01:29, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Sukiyabashi Jiro[edit]

Totally agree with your revert.

Certainly two presidents choosing a restaurant for a meal is both noteworthy and adds major credence to the entry in terms of notability.

Thanks for watching! Jtbobwaysf (talk) 06:38, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Help with a article[edit]

Can You please have the article on the 151/181 series electric multiple unit of Japanese National Railways here on the english Wikipedia? I have plans for a book on the japanese express trains, and the missing link is the 151/181 series. I can not do the work self, so I must have help on that. And You is the expert on the japanese trains here in the english Wikipedia. Thank You if You can make the article in the near future. A friend from Norway. Varulv2468 (talk) 23:16, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi. I agree that they are both articles that would be valuable on Wikipedia, and will be happy to start creating them in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, you could perhaps have a look at the Japanese article which covers both the 151 and 181 series trains, and plug into Google Translate or something. --DAJF (talk) 23:23, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
I can not, since I`m Norwegian and not good on the translate work from japanese to english. The Pediapress some make the books for me, will not use translated articles from italian or japanese to english with translate programs. I must use pediapress for the book making, have now books on Shinkansen and Skinkansen trainsets. All express train sets from Japan is in the english Wikipedia - only not the important historical 151/181 series trains. I can only take the articles without translation from the language wikipedias. That is a problem if You wanted book on italian trains and can not have that translated to english for Pediapress. I know not how. Varulv2468 (talk) 23:35, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
That's nice. Rather than trying to make money out of other people's work, have you considered actually contributing to Wikipedia - especially articles in Norwegian, which seem to be rather lacking? --DAJF (talk) 07:22, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
Make money? I only wanted the printed books for my home, Pediapress will not have the private books on the market, You can make Your own books, that will only be for the customer - You. That is not Shinkansen books in the catalog of Pediapress. I make not money, I use the money. And, I had contributing much in the Norwegian Wikipedia, but the language zealots and scholastic wikipedians is a big problem for the usual wikipedians in Many norwegians will not contributed in the, more here in Wikipedia.en on trains, trams and transport articles. That is more information in english on norwegian items as trains than in norwegian. The problem is old. Now must I wait on the last article before I can make a new book. Varulv2468 (talk) 03:56, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Help please[edit]

I think I translated and read correctly, that Tomohiro Kato's brother committed suicide. Can you check the info please? Thank you. --JJHk2000 (talk) 00:21, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

It looks OK to me. I took the liberty of moving it to a position further down in the article, as I'm not sure it really belongs in the lead, but the wording seems OK. Thanks for adding it to the article. --DAJF (talk) 02:07, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
Never mind, I wish to be helpful. Shouldn't we create articles on current criminal cases of Japan that are highlightable. For example, the Saitama male babysitter accused in the death of a toddler who has now been charged with child pornography possession?. Or the case of Yukio Nii, who kept the mummified corpse of his mother in Kobe? Link to the story. There's no further coverage on the story in English but maybe so in Japanese but I don't know to translate "Yukio Nii" into Japanese. Thank you for reading. --JJHk2000 (talk) 21:10, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
Hi again. If the incidents or the persons involved are truly notable, then they might warrant Wikipedia articles. I suspect that the cases you mention above would be considered one-off events that didn't have longer-lasting repercussions, and are therefore unlikely to be sufficiently notable to justify self-standing Wikipedia articles. I suggest reading through the guidelines on cases such as these at WP:SINGLEEVENT. --DAJF (talk) 04:08, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Voice actor edits[edit]

Hi DAJF. I noticed that you've recently been reverting edits to a number of articles on Japanese voice actors and actresses. Specifically, the reverted edits were edits that added recent roles by the seiyuu in question. I understand that these articles are BLPs, but is it really necessary to cite every single role that the seiyuu has, even those where the role is so minor that the role is not listed on the anime's official website? Also, in these cases, it's probably enough that the articles on the anime do mention the roles that these seiyuu have, so at least they're verifiable. Thank you and happy editing.

Also, if you're interested, there's a discussion going on the fate of WikiProject Sailor Moon. Any feedback is appreciated. Thank you. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:41, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Yes, individual roles should ideally be sourced so that they can be verified, although I guess there might be more leeway if the corresponding film or anime articles do actually mention the role (and are sourced). Verifiability is a core policy of Wikipedia and is what distinguishes us from other fan-edited sites that happily list everything and anything with no means of verifying accuracy. In the case of the edits I reverted today, most, if not all of the claimed roles added were not even mentioned in the corresponding anime articles, which is why I removed them. Also, if the roles are so minor that they are not even mentioned on official websites, then I would say that they don't even belong in biographical articles at all. If anything, minor roles are going to need more stringent sourcing, as they are more likely to be contested and removed. --10:11, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Hayabusa (train)[edit]

Hi! I'm sorry for modifying the Hayabusa (train) page without explaining why!

On March 15, 2014, with the revised Tōhoku Shinkansen timetable, some Hayabusa services began to stop at intermediate stations between Sendai and Morioka and to be operated by 17-car E5+E6 series trainsets. Until March 14, 2014, services were only operated by 10-car E5 series trainsets, and no one stopped at intermediate stations between Sendai and Morioka (except for some services stopping at Ichinoseki until 2012 or 2013).

That's why I modified the page.

I'm sorry because I didn't explain why!

Goodbye! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:19, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

I was trying to fill out references using relinks tool[edit]

I may have messed things up Evangp (talk) 14:08, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

best wishes to you Evangp (talk) 14:09, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
No, don't worry, you didn't mess anything up with your recent edits, and filling out bare links like that is always appreciated, but on checking the source cited, I couldn't see where it referred to the Kosei Nenkin Kaikan at all, which is why I tagged it as "not in citation given". No rush, but it might be a good idea to try and track down another source if/when you have time. --DAJF (talk) 14:17, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

External links[edit]


Why are you plainly removing all my edits regardless of the pertinence ? I am adding relevant links, such as the link on Paul Jacoulet Seals used during his lifetime. This link is not a commercial link whatsoever, and I do not have any affiliation with any website at all. Maybe this is not pertinent to you, but it is valuable information to a lot of persons. I am simply adding relevant information where I found them, and removing dead links when I see them.

Cordially, Magicsteph123Magicsteph123 (talk) 00:27, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi. I guess you are referring to this edit to the Paul Jacoulet article. I clicked on the external link you added, but it doesn't appear to offer any further information to supplement the article, and also links directly to the this retail site, which unfortunately means that not only does it not comply with the Wikipedia guidelines concerning external links, but that it also appears to be spam. Regardless of whether you have any affiliation with that website, I'm afraid it is not appropriate to link to it from Wikipedia. --DAJF (talk) 01:50, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I was referring to the link you removed once again. This page has relevant information for any collectors, because it gives a timeline as of when a print was printed, and for how long that seal was used. As you look forward to collect the prints from Paul Jacoulet, it is very valuable to be able to access this page, and instantly find out when was the printed created, what does the seal look like, what is the name of the seal used, etc... Where else could you find that information ? Isn't it the spirit of an encyclopedia to publish valuable information and have it accessible for all ?
This page is from a website called flipsnack, and doesn't seems to have anything for sale, except maybe for their hosting service ?
However, since you seem to be follow up attentively any commercial links, I am extremely surprised that on that very same page (Paul Jacoulet), the 1st and only reference, is linking directly to a COMMERCIAL website: Yet, the link is still active have been approved I guess? I am confused. Are commercials links ok for some, and not ok for some other?
Let me know. Cordially, Magicsteph123Magicsteph123 (talk) 05:15, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
The reference to the website is a citation to support the statement that a Jacoulet print sold for $25,000. I've re-read through the guidelines at Wikipedia:Verifiability, and it does not appear to be problematic, as it seems to be reliable enough. Unfortunately, the same could not be said about your flipsnack page, as that just appears to have been put together by a private individual, and so is no different from any other personal website or blog, which cannot be used as sources in Wikipedia articles. --DAJF (talk) 12:35, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your reply, but I still do not understand ! I am trying though :)
So for a citation, it is ok to use a commercial website as reference, and send a direct link toward that website ? But not for an external link. Is that correct ?
To verify and information about how much a specific print sold, wouldn't it be better to send the link directly to the result page from that specific auction, such as Christie's or Sotheby's ? Cordially, Magicsteph123Magicsteph123 (talk) 06:16, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes, my understanding is that that is not a problem. Although if a webpage used as a source is splashed with prices and "Buy now!" buttons, you can probably expect it to be removed pretty quickly. In answer to the second part of your question, as per WP:PRIMARY it is usually considered better to use secondary or tertiary sources than primary sources. --DAJF (talk) 23:25, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

203 series[edit]

Hi. I am a Filipino railfan. I edit the page of 203 series with the help of my fellow railfans. Hiwilms (talk) 08:48, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks for your interest in the 203 series article. Unfortunately, Wikipedia articles have to be backed up by verifiable sources (see WP:Verifiability), so I have reverted the changes you made to the article, since they were based on a Facebook page, which is presumably personal observation. If you can lay your hands on a more up-to-date and reliable source, then that will be greatly appreciated, but be careful about adding unsourced data to articles in future. Thanks. --DAJF (talk) 09:02, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Hello there. Is my source okay? I have found a website which contains a file of the fleet of 203 series. I think it is owned by my friend. Thankies. Hiwilms (talk) 09:34, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, but, no, it's not OK. Please take time to read through the relevant guidelines at WP:Verifiability before re-adding poorly-sourced information, as it could get you into trouble. --DAJF (talk) 10:00, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Formations in PNR 203 Series[edit]

Please stop undoing my revisions in 203 series. Indonesian formations have no sources. Why don't you remove that? I have just put a [citation needed] on my edit. Hiwilms (talk) 11:22, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

You replaced reliably sourced details with unsourced information (original research). Keep doing that and you can expect to lose your editing privileges. --DAJF (talk) 12:36, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
So where can I find info about this 203 series formation here in us? Even how hard we try to keep our hobby alive in the Philippines, many people still don't appreciate what we are doing. Guards don't allow us to capture pictures. We can't have publications about trains. You said it can't be a website like that. So does it mean that the hobby website of PRHS doesn't count as a source? That's the only reliable source I can have. Most of your sources you put are totally outdated. We are already running 8 EMU sets. Sets 1, 2, and 8 consist of 5 coaches. Hiwilms (talk) 12:44, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
I don't live in the US, so I've no idea, but I note that the Japanese railway magazine "Railway Pictorial" publishes a report on Japanese trains in the Philippines about once a year, so we might have to wait until the next one appears in early 2015, if you cannot locate any other more up-to-date sources locally. I understand you concerns, but Wikipedia is not a railfan blog, and has to be reliably sourced, so it might not always be up-to-date. That happens a lot. For example, I know that more than seven E7 series shinkansen trains have already been delivered, but until we have a reliable source, we cannot include that in the Wikipedia article. Does that make more sense now? --DAJF (talk) 12:51, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
I am a friend of HiWilms and we have the same hobby. Try to go to the Philippines and ride these trains. Also try visiting Tutuban railway station and see more 203 series cars. Johngabriel.ibay (talk) 13:26, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Hi. I'm glad you are also interested in the 203 series trains, but as I already explained to your friend above, Wikipedia articles are supposed to be encyclopedic, and should not be confused with railfan blogs. If you want to make your own personal website or Facebook page with the current 203 series formations running in the Philippines based on your personal observations, that's fine, but please remember that such information must be reliably sourced before it can be added to Wikipedia, otherwise that contravenes the policy prohibiting original research. Happy railfanning. --DAJF (talk) 14:17, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Help needed!![edit]

Can you please fill out my reference at Lansing Civic Center Evangp (talk) 11:21, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

reflinks does not help. Evangp (talk) 11:22, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Sukiyabashi_Jiro / Section Blanking[edit]


1. I reverted a change on the page when another user blanked the section relating to the Chinese student.

2. You then subsequently reverted it back, again section blanking. Your explanation is that it is trivial. You then suggested that I (as the person who reverted section blanking) should justify why the section is valuable.

I think if you and the other user question the notability of the content, you might discuss first in the talk section Template:Section blanking it.

Thanks Jtbobwaysf (talk) 10:58, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi. As I indicated in my edit summary at the time, I removed the section because I considered (and still do consider) the incident to be extremely trivial, since it appears to be an instantly forgettable storm in a teacup that occurred in blogosphere. The other editor also indicated a similar view when he/she removed the same text. As per the recommended BOLD, revert, discuss cycle procedure, after two reversions by different editors, I suggest the onus is now on the editor that wishes to include the statement (i.e. yourself) to take it to the article's Talk page, explain and demonstrate why its inclusion improves the article, and gain consensus. I'll be happy to discuss it further there. Also, please note that there is no Wikipedia rule or guideline that somehow prohibits section blanking, and Template:Section blanking that you quoted here and on the other editor's Talk page actually states that section blanking requires justification - which was, in my opinion, adequately provided by both me and Wooddoo-eng. --DAJF (talk) 11:48, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
got it. clearly explained, first time i heard about BOLD, revert, discuss cycle. thank you :-) Jtbobwaysf (talk) 14:51, 7 July 2014 (UTC)


If the behavior continues, be sure to report back to AIV. I won't be active for much longer. -- John Reaves 02:41, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

OK, thanks once again for putting in a word. Hopefully that's all that will be needed. --DAJF (talk) 02:50, 13 July 2014 (UTC)


Can you please remove Multiple issues column in Ajeenkya Patil article. Also please change Biography category of the page. I am trying to upload more reliable references and content. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nileshdypkc (talkcontribs) 10:47, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi. I have removed some of the maintenance tags, as the article does now appear to be adequately sourced. I'm not quite sure what you mean by "Biography category", as the "Indian educationists" category seems accurate to me. What do you suggest? --DAJF (talk) 23:12, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks.

Please remove remaining maintenance tags also. I am going to add new content with references. Please check and suggest. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jim ftp (talkcontribs) 11:21, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Are you the same person as User:Nileshdypkc above? Anyway, the text you added to the article is unfortunately overly promotional (stuff like "D Y Patil Knowledge City, Pune is an educational powerhouse"), so I have added the appropriate maintenance tag. It can be removed when the promotional tone has been removed. --DAJF (talk) 00:00, 19 July 2014 (UTC)


Ajeenkya Patil :there is no "biographical head" and so no nothing like resume, also there are lot of reference given from Newspapers and outside link which are reliable. Also Pls may i know which head appears to be like an advertisement so it can be worked on. Pls help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Priscilla20 (talkcontribs) 04:09, 22 July 2014 (UTC}

Hi. I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "biographical head", but the Ajeenkya Patil article at present does look very much like a resume, simply listing his achievements and affiliations. The "Ajeenkya D Y Patil Group" section is almost entirely promotional blurb for the D Y Patil Knowledge City, with lots of unsourced peacock wording. Can you perhaps prune and clean this up first? Thanks. --DAJF (talk) 08:48, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
With regards to Ajeenkya Patil Hi , I have made the changes and then deleted the error, Pls have a look and let me know whether it is OK? . With Biographical Head- I mean there is no heading in existing and so removed it. Also check the content of D Y Patil Knowledge City, Hope it does not look like a promotional content. Pls suggest if it is appropriate.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Priscilla20 (talkcontribs) 06:23, 23 July 2014‎ (UTC)
OK, that appears to be moving in the right direction now. --DAJF (talk) 16:15, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Priscilla20 (talkcontribs) 04:49, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi, regarding the update to Takaoka National College[edit]

Thanks for editing my post

Hi, just out of curiosity, I did a google search yesterday of my employer of 12 years, Takaoka National College. I tried to update the stub, but your message indicates that I need to provide references. Unfortunately, I am not able to provide references in English, mainly because the English version of Takaoka National College's site no longer exists. For what it is worth, I translated the college's website into English back in the 90's and periodically updated it. You made another comment that puzzles me, stating that my update was somehow "self-promoting" . I do not understand why you would say something like this because I never mentioned myself although I did mention that the college had a good reputation. It did, and I also mentioned Dr. Shoichi Royama, who was a good man, and probably the best president in the history of the college. I also changed the date when the merger took effect, because I know it to be incorrect. However, if you want to remove the blurb, go right ahead. I was merely trying to be helpful. Cheers Dr. Christopher Covey (talk) 00:26, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi. I removed a lot of the text you added because it appeared overly promotional and was not backed up by any third-party sources. Unqualified phrases such as "highly-regarded" and "tremendously successful" are referred to as "peacock terms" on Wikipedia, and should be avoided, as they just promote the subject without actually imparting any factual information. It's understandable that you may wish to write nice things about your former employer or work colleagues, but this also constitutes a conflict of interest, so it might be a good idea to try and take a step back to make sure that the tone of the article does not become too subjective. As for references, while English-language sources are always preferable, there is no problem at all with Japanese sources, provided they are reliable and ideally third-party. Anyway, sorry that your first attempts at editing a Wikipedia article resulted in most of your work being reverted, but that happens to all of us, and I hope you'll take the time to read through the guidelines linked to from the message I posted on your Talk page, and consider hanging around to improve the Takaoka National College article in the future. If you need any help or advice on adding sources to articles, please feel free to drop me a line. Thanks. --DAJF (talk) 01:11, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
Hi again, sorry but I may not have explained some things correctly. First of all, Dr. Shoichi Royama was my boss. He co-authored a book with Thomas Cargill. I have nothing to do with anything that Dr. Royama wrote and I was not promoting myself in any way, shape, or form. I resigned as Assistant Professor in 2005. My last day of work was September 30st, 2005. Takaoka National College became part of the University of Toyama on October 1st, 2005. Therefore, I am sure that the date of the merger, listed as 2006 in your stub, is incorrect. I cannot verify any of this from existing internet resources. I was merely trying to make a contribution. If this doesn't meet your standards and you want to delete it, fine by me. Dr. Christopher Covey (talk) 01:37, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
If you have time, please have a look through the guidelines at Wikipedia:Conflict of interest. The guidelines explain how caution is advisable when writing about people (e.g. a former boss or colleagues) and organizations (e.g. an employer) you have close dealings with. I wasn't suggesting anywhere that you were promoting yourself. If you look at the article as it currently stands, you'll see that the 2005 date for the merger has not been changed. While it is not really supported by a verifiable source, it matches the details given in the corresponding Japanese Wikipedia article, so I don't think this is disputed. However, if you can lay your hands on a reference source that reliably supports the start and finish dates for the college, that would be greatly appreciated. --DAJF (talk) 02:40, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Static IP[edit]


You left a Static IP template on my IP address's talk page. What does that mean? Is that a good thing, a bad thing or an other thing? Thanks. (talk) 08:16, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi. I thought the message was fairly self-explanatory, but in addition to welcoming you to Wikipedia, it also mentions some of the benefits of creating a permanent account. There's certainly no obligation to do so, and there's nothing "bad" about continuing to edit without a username, so apologies if it got you worried. --DAJF (talk) 08:52, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Static IP template added to my user talk page[edit]

Hello, today you added the static IP template to my user talk page: why? Have I done something wrong? If yes, please excuse me, I didn't know that. I love Japanese trains, and I only wanted to share my knowledge; I always know what to write on Wikipedia. If I've made something wrong, please tell me; if I haven't, please remove that template from my page: it really scares me, because I think I will be banned from Wikipedia.

Thank you!

P.S. I'm really interested in Japanese trains: if you are too, send me an e-mail: we could share our knowledge and - why not? - become friends! (talk) 20:39, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi. I'm not sure why a welcome message should scare you, but you could create a regular account if you wish to hide your IP address. --DAJF (talk) 23:10, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Eleven Arts[edit]

As the Dutch say, zachte heelmeesters maken stinkende wonden--"gentle doctors make for stinking wounds"? Drmies (talk) 01:26, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Asahi Shinbun[edit]

Hello. Because there is a difference too content in Wiki of English and Japanese versions of the Asahi Shimbun, I was allowed to add items to convey the correct information. I do not know why the first was this morning. Why? First, the political stance of the newspaper, is written in the Wiki of this newspaper of Japan, deletion of the article at the unreasonable assertion that such presentation of the source is not true of this. Why, will you be denied the expansion of the items in the political stance?

Asahi Shimbun >The five leading national daily newspapers in Japan are the Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun, the Yomiuri Shimbun, Sankei Shimbun, and the Nikkei Shimbun. >The first two are generally considered liberal/left leaning while the latter three are considered conservative/right leaning. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Niconicodouga (talkcontribs) 02:24, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Your edit was reverted because it added unsourced details to the article. Unfortunately, the existence of unsourced material in other articles is not a valid reason for allowing the same to happen here (see WP:OTHERSTUFF). If you can provide a reliable source that supports the statements about the newspaper's political leanings and its position on collective self-defense, then please feel free to re-add it. Thanks. --DAJF (talk) 02:46, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

A quick thank you[edit]

Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
Thank you, not only for your recent contributions on talk pages, but also for cleaning-up the countless mistakes I have made in my edits; it has made my first year of editing on Wikipedia much easier! JTST4RS (talk) 12:27, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your kind message. Actually, I think it's me that should be thanking you for all the effort you've put into working through the various Japanese station articles to keep them up to date. Keep up the good work! --DAJF (talk) 09:12, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Tokyo merge proposal[edit]

Hi. In case you haven't noticed, there has been a proposal to merge another article into Tokyo, and on the Talk page some people are proposing some rather major changes. I see you've been a major contributor, and thought I'd ask if you had an opinion on these ideas. Thanks. --Margin1522 (talk) 21:00, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

September 2014[edit]

I'M GIVING CORRECT INFORMATIONS BUT YOU REWRITE ALL THINGS I DID!!!!!. -Narita Express runs to Shinjuku via Shonan-Shinjuku Line -Trains from Rinkai Line can Through to Saikyo and Kawagoe line.ONLY FEW TRAINS TERMINATES AT OSAKI. -Utsunomiya Line's Depot based at Koganei Station. NOT OYAMA!!! OYAMA DEPOT SERVES SHINKANSEN!!!!. MORE INFORMATIONS BUT I CANT CORRECT ALL OF THEM. SO, YOU SHOULD CROOECT JAVASCRIPT ONLY!!!!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Poohsparta (talkcontribs) 09:39, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi. There's no need to shout (all caps), and don't forget to sign your posts with four tildes ("~~~~") at the end. But in reply to your comments above, if you can provide reliable sources for any of your claims, then I would love to see them. And sorry, I'm not sure what you are trying to say about Javascript either. If, as I suspect, you are not too proficient in reading or writing English, have you considered contributing to the Wikipedia project in your native (Thai?) language? You might be able to make a greater contribution there. Just a suggestion. --DAJF (talk) 10:40, 13 September 2014 (UTC)


Hi! Sorry to bother you. Could you reassess the article "Babymetal" to a higher class? I think it's okay now. --Moscow Connection (talk) 05:43, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Hi. I'm only going to comment on the article from a WikiProject Japan perspective, but I agree that the article is now well beyond "Start" class. My only hesitation about upgrading it to "B" class is that the article does not yet have any photos showing the group, but apart from that, I think it is developing well. Keep up the good work. --DAJF (talk) 06:18, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Anne Akiko Meyers[edit]

Hello, DAJF,

A couple of things. First, I do have permission to post the photo of Anne holding the violin, she owns the copyright on the photo and decided to release them via the creative commons license. Please let me know if there's anything I can do to better prove this, thanks. (talk) 15:39, 22 September 2014 (UTC)Sophia Feddersen

Hi, am I right in assuming you are User:375mon? I'm not sure exactly which image you are referring to, but was it one uploaded to Wikimedia Commons? If so, the messages posted on your Talk page there do actually explain how to provide proof that the author or copyright holder of the image has agreed to license the file under the given license, but you can also read details on the necessary procedure at Permission over on Commons. I hope this makes things clearer. --DAJF (talk) 00:38, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi you are correct in assuming that. Ms. Meyers sent proof to the required email address, so it shouldn't be taken down anymore. Thanks, Sophia — Preceding unsigned comment added by 375mon (talkcontribs) 16:18, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
I noticed that you took down the picture again. I do not know why since proof was sent to the correct email address. PLEASE stop removing it. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 375mon (talkcontribs) 16:18, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Changing infobox and title article[edit]

Good Day!I ask you a permission to reuse the old information box (infobox for short) of Yu Takahashi, as you did to the article of Maryjun Takahashi without the using of native name in Japanese, which is currently used in Tagalog Wikipedia ( also ask to change the title from Yu Takahashi (actress) to Yu Takahashi (model).

I hope you appreciate my request as soon as possible.Thank You!--RenRen070193 09:29, 19 October 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by RenRen070193 (talkcontribs)

Hi. Why would you want to change the infobox? As Yu Takahashi (actress) appears to be an actress and model, it makes sense to use the universal "Infobox person" template. If you wish to rename or move the article, you could start a formal move request, but since the person appears to be more active as an actress these days, Yu Takahashi (actress) would seem to be the best choice of article title. Is there any compelling reason for changing this? --DAJF (talk) 23:42, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

New user with questions about your edits[edit]

DAJF, a new editor placed a {{helpme}} tag and it looks like they were asking about edits you made to Shouta Aoi. Since this person is a new editor, please discuss this on their talk page, since they might not know to watch the talk page of the article. Comment at User talk:Myuux2#Jpopasia. Oiyarbepsy (talk) 04:27, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up. I have responded on the editor's Talk page. --DAJF (talk) 05:29, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

RM notification[edit]

Since you have participated in at least one Requested Move or Move Review discussion, either as participant or closer, regarding the title of the article currently at Sarah Jane Brown, you are being notified that there is another discussion about that going on now, at Talk:Sarah Jane Brown#Requested move #10. We hope we can finally achieve consensus among all participating about which title best meets policy and guidelines, and is not too objectionable. --В²C 17:03, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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thank you for warning me, I'll be careful next time Sundoroneo (talk) 04:08, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Copyright checks when performing AfC reviews[edit]

Hello DAJF. This message is part of a mass mailing to people who appear active in reviewing articles for creation submissions. First of all, thank you for taking part in this important work! I'm sorry this message is a form letter – it really was the only way I could think of to covey the issue economically. Of course, this also means that I have not looked to see whether the matter is applicable to you in particular.

The issue is in rather large numbers of copyright violations ("copyvios") making their way through AfC reviews without being detected (even when easy to check, and even when hallmarks of copyvios in the text that should have invited a check, were glaring). A second issue is the correct method of dealing with them when discovered.

If you don't do so already, I'd like to ask for your to help with this problem by taking on the practice of performing a copyvio check as the first step in any AfC review. The most basic method is to simply copy a unique but small portion of text from the draft body and run it through a search engine in quotation marks. Trying this from two different paragraphs is recommended. (If you have any question about whether the text was copied from the draft, rather than the other way around (a "backwards copyvio"), the Wayback Machine is very useful for sussing that out.)

If you do find a copyright violation, please do not decline the draft on that basis. Copyright violations need to be dealt with immediately as they may harm those whose content is being used and expose Wikipedia to potential legal liability. If the draft is substantially a copyvio, and there's no non-infringing version to revert to, please mark the page for speedy deletion right away using {{db-g12|url=URL of source}}. If there is an assertion of permission, please replace the draft article's content with {{subst:copyvio|url=URL of source}}.

Some of the more obvious indicia of a copyvio are use of the first person ("we/our/us..."), phrases like "this site", or apparent artifacts of content written for somewhere else ("top", "go to top", "next page", "click here", use of smartquotes, etc.); inappropriate tone of voice, such as an overly informal tone or a very slanted marketing voice with weasel words; including intellectual property symbols (™,®); and blocks of text being added all at once in a finished form with no misspellings or other errors.

I hope this message finds you well and thanks again you for your efforts in this area. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC).

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Hi, I'm new User in Wikipedia Encyclopedia and Thanks for your Message, Helped me a lot--Tata58 (talk) 14:16, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for the kind words at the AFD of the Sankyo company. I've noticed there is a common theme on this page of (1) thank you messages, and (2) Japanese topics. I'm still finding my feet in this Wikipedia escapade, so if you have any advice I will gladly accept it. I see how you cleaned up the article after me. Thank you for that, I will try to avoid those errors in the future. Can you explain why the orphan tag does not show up anymore? If I can be of any assistance on Japan-related matters please let me know. Kind regards, AtHomeIn神戸 (talk) 14:30, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi. No problem at all, and thanks for taking the time to turn the Sankyo (camera company) article into what now looks like being a viable article. About the "Orphan" tag, this was the first time I had come across it not displaying, and on checking the template's talk page found that back in August it was changed so that it becomes invisible if the date is more than two months old, because some people didn't like the way it cluttered up the appearance of the article. This was news to me, and it does seem to defeat the whole point of having a cleanup tag if other editors can't even see it and therefore try to address the issue. Anyway, thanks for your work on this and other Japan-related articles. Happy editing! --DAJF (talk) 14:40, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the explanation. I found the names of the two skaters who won Olympic medals and have cross referenced the pages. So I have now deleted the tag since I guess it is no longer an orphan. I think my work is done for tonight. Hopefully I will see you around again soon! Thank you once again. AtHomeIn神戸 (talk) 14:55, 4 December 2014 (UTC)


[8] The problem is the song is called Rakuen, in Japanese and in English Billboard, I have asked the editor who has moved it from stable title to put it back. In ictu oculi (talk) 14:11, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi. It looks like our messages crossed in mid-air. But if you feel that the Lakuen article is wrongly named - and can provide links to back this up - then you need to start a formal move request. Personally, I think you'll have a hard time considering that the official single cover clearly uses "Lakuen". --DAJF (talk) 14:18, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes they crossed in mid air. I'm well aware of the incongruity of a double blue link, moving (twice) a stable article to a title contrary to the only reliable English source (Billboard) is even more incongruous. This should be a WP:BRD case, if User Prosperity wants to keep moving it then yes, a WP:RM would be good. In ictu oculi (talk) 14:25, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
It's truly bad form to edit the lead of an article contrary to MOS and sources and delete again sources Billboard when the previous deleter has said that they can go back. In ictu oculi (talk) 03:34, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
Hi. Could you elaborate on how the Manual of Style is contravened by the current lead format (which gives both the actually used title "Lakuen" and its romanized form "Rakuen")? I well understand that you personally feel the Lakuen article should be named "Rakuen" on Wikipedia, but as the move discussion you started is still in progress, could you please at least wait until consensus has been reached before unilaterally changing the intro of the article? Thanks. --DAJF (talk) 03:41, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
Maybe it isn't in MOS, but it's usual practice to give variant titles, the edits made removing the usual English spelling are contravened by "Lakuen" (楽園 Rakuen?, "Paradise"), stylised as "LAKuEN" because sources actually give two alternative titles. As for sources, the editor who deleted Billboard before has said he will allow Billboard now. The Billboard refs are: Mar 18 p.52, Mar 25 p.56 Apr 1 p.80, Apr 15 p.56, Apr 22 p54, Apr 20 p.72 May 13 p.122, May 20 p.88, May 27 p.64, Jun 3 p.70 Jun 10 p.58 Jun 17 p.88, Jun 24 p.98, Jul 1 p.48 Please don't contact me again regarding this, I don't want to see you on my Talk page again. Thanks. In ictu oculi (talk) 03:51, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
If it's not stipulated by the Manual of Style, whose "usual practice" are we talking about? The discussion in progress is trying to work toward consensus, so this needs to be clarified. Also, citations in the form you quote above still don't constitute viable references that can be checked or verified by other editors. I know you've been editing on Wikipedia for a number of years, but please take the time to have a look at WP:Verification, which explains the preferred citation formatting. As for your last comment, I hope you can continue to be involved in the discussion in progress in a mature manner. --DAJF (talk) 03:58, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
"in a mature manner" - you might want to take a leaf out of your own book. In ictu oculi (talk) 04:02, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
Certainly. I hope we can both continue to discuss any issues with the article in a mature manner. --DAJF (talk) 04:53, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Junk articles from Kyodaiteeter[edit]

Thanks for helping track down what is going on here. In this case: The_reformation_of_entrance_exams_for_universities should the redirect not be deleted? In a sense the existence of valueless "stuff" does no harm except consume electrons. Yet the title is so useless it should surely be done away with? Imaginatorium (talk) 08:23, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi. In hindsight, I agree that The reformation of entrance exams for universities may be better off just deleted outright, as it is unlikely to be a search term people are going to type in. Maybe leave it for now, and then PROD it when the dust has settled? I'm fine either way. --DAJF (talk) 09:24, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
Hello again! I have been looking at the list of articles from our friend in Kyoto, and I think all of them need deletion, or occasionally moving/merging. But when I tried to use page curation to make an Afd for Ultimate in Japan (duplicates Ultimate (sport)) I got a message "Tag afd is missing required parameter." which I can't understand. Any ideas?
Can you also explain what the Special:NewPagesFeed page means by "Blocked" on these articles? The author doesn't seem to be blocked according to the user page? Thanks for any help. Imaginatorium (talk) 07:15, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
I agree that very few of the articles created justify keeping. I use Twinkle for AfDs, so I'm afraid I'm not sure about the message you are seeing. Also, I'm not familiar with the Special:NewPagesFeed page, so I can't comment on what "Blocked" means. Hmmm, sorry I'm not being much help here! --DAJF (talk) 07:44, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

NHK World[edit]

Hi DAJF, can I ask your opinion on the page NHK World? I have been reverted by IPs twice. The second one is annoying as I explained it on the talk page and am pretty sure it was a good edit. If you have time, could you please have a look? I really think the long list of redlinks (and no links) is ugly and unnecessary. At best a few of the notable programs could be left, but I'd like to get rid of the lot. Thanks, AtHomeIn神戸 (talk) 23:15, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi. I have had a look at the article, and agree that the long list of non-notable/red-link programmes is not really appropriate for a Wikipedia article. I took the liberty of heavily pruning the list, and generally tidying up. In future, it's probably best to limit the list of programmes to those that are particularly notable or have their own Wikipedia articles. --DAJF (talk) 02:57, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
I forgot to mention that if you see other editors re-adding unsourced details, you can place the template "Template:Uw-unsourced1" on their Talk page to explain that sources are required, and that repeated re-adding of unverified material to articles is not considered constructive. Hope this helps --DAJF (talk) 03:05, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I see you've had your own little battle with the IP. Hopefully no more changes will be required. AtHomeIn神戸 (talk) 06:05, 16 December 2014 (UTC)


Please do not add original research or novel syntheses of published material to articles as you apparently did to C-JeS Entertainment. Please cite a reliable source for all of your contributions.

They were all reliable references materials. They were cited directly from Korean news articles, translated from reliable sources, i.e. enewsWorld, TV Daily, Newsen, Soompi; as you can check them yourself.

If you still consider it a promotional/fansite tone, then how about some of the other writing on the page, like "He reportedly chose C-Jes after working with Song Ji-hyo in movie New World." or "Baek has directly said in the interview that C-JeS was established solely because of JYJ." If you don't consider them as promotional/fansite tones too, then sorry but it seems like a double standard. -- (talk) 05:34, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

As I indicated in my edit summary ([9]) and as previously pointed out to you on your Talk page by another editor ([10]), which you unfortunately chose to remove, the problem was not with the sources (which already existed in the article), but with the ungrammatical English and fansite-like tone your edits added. I don't see any obvious problem with the other statements you mention above, but if you feel the tone is inappropriate, feel free to tag them accordingly or remove them outright. Note that the existence of other poor quality material is not a valid reason for adding more. --DAJF (talk) 07:37, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Communication Model - DSR[edit]

Hi, I see that you marked Communication Model - DSR with {{db-copyvio}} - do you think that Draft:Communication Model - DSR should be similarly marked? Other than the {{db-copyvio}}, it's absolutely identical. --Redrose64 (talk) 13:18, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for the heads-up about the original draft article. That certainly needs to be deleted as a copyright violation too, so I'll tag it now. --DAJF (talk) 13:26, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
Looks like someone already beat me to it! --DAJF (talk) 13:28, 19 December 2014 (UTC)