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FNORD[edit]

(I don't THINK this is Spam...) Hi! This is Icarus!, being non-Wiki (I'm not logged in...), saying thanx for the work on the Discordianism page! Keep it up!24.176.20.60 16:23, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Korak according to Wold Newton[edit]

Korak, born as John Drummond (I), is the son of Roger Drummond and brother of Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond. For some reason Roger Drummond could not keep John, and John Clayton III adopted John Drummond (I). So while Korak is a son of Tarzan, he is not the biological son of Tarzan. If I remember right the reason the Wold Newton researchers had a problem with Korak being the son of Tarzan was that Tarzan would have been 12 when Korak was born or something like that. Just FYI.
Lady Aleena talk/contribs 01:43, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

Believe me, the Wold Newton setting is vast and convoluted. However, Korak was not mentioned by the originator of the setting, and that is why he was not mentioned in the main article. He is on the list however, so he is not forgotten. You should take a look at just how many characters from so many sources have all been interconnected by this setting and its imaginative collaborators. - LA @ 08:00, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

Re: FP delist closing procedure[edit]

Hi Dante!
Yeah, a delist nom is like the reverse to a nomination nom. For a picture to be dilisted it needs a 2/3 majority. So if the results were 10 delist 5 keep it would be a delist, but if it were 10 delist 6 keep it is retained. --Fir0002 07:53, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Hummingbird Hawk-moth FPC[edit]

Hi! You supported the Hummingbird Hawk-moth FPC (like everyone else who commented), but HighInBC uploaded an edit that absolutely no-one commented on. I can't promote the image without knowing which version to promote, so now I have to ask everyone which version they prefer. Would you mind specifying which image you are supporting? Thanks. Raven4x4x 09:28, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Fremont/Hayward[edit]

Hey, I'm currently living in Livermore. Are there any local Wikipedia meetups? We have one in Goettingen every other month and the Bay Area is a lot bigger... --Dschwen 16:03, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

I've been here for two months now, but I'm leaving on e 25th. This might be a bit to short to start up a whole new meet-up. Well, maybe it's worth a try.--Dschwen 16:43, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Request of Help: moderation[edit]

The article about Boscovich is NPOV due to nationalistic ideas. I've tried to mark it as NPOV several times, but the user User: Ante Perkovic always deleted it. My idea is that the article should be marked NPOV, than rewritten in a neutral way, presenting all the points of view. Thank you.

--Giovanni Giove 19:27, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Re: Canon Lens Equipment[edit]

Hi Dante!
That's extremely generous of you! I'll bear that in mind on any future purchases. Thanks! --Fir0002 12:42, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Hangman[edit]

Hi Dante, I started a new round at Wikipedia:WikiHangman_Tournament/Tournament_1/Match_6/Round_2/B.

Why'd you delete my entry[edit]

I just submitted an entry for the music genre Swordmetal. You deleted it less than 10 minutes after I submitted it claiming it was nonsense. That is an obviously ignorant claim, since the genre clearly exists whether you listen to it or not.

I do not appreciate you deleting my submissions without researching the topic at hand. You don't know everything and that quick delete was apparently a "if Dante doesn't know about it, it doesn't belong on Wiki" act.

People like you make the Internet frustrating. I'm going to resubmit the entry and I suggest you mind your own business, or, if you're just that determined to ensure Wiki is filled with legit content, LOOK UP THE GENRE BEFORE YOU DELETE IT!

--Sean Cannon

Re: 85mm lens photo[edit]

Hi Dante!
Yeah no worries, I was kinda surprised it was promoted, and although I disagree with the rationale behind "ad shot" opposes, I agree that there was no way that the consensus was in favour of a promote. Thanks, --Fir0002 00:15, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

APBT[edit]

hello dante-

i don't know who you are, but i like tuttle :)

i wanted to ask you if he is a rescue or if you bought him from a breeder, if a breder, i am interested in his ped. or just the kennel name if you don't mind.

i am an apbt freak and spend a large amount of my time studying the history and peds of well bred dogs.

I have an apbt mix currently and am expectign a new pup after 2007. i really like tuttle's looks and headset, and would appreciate any info you would like to share.

you can post here or contact me privately @ dizzyvinyl@aol.com

thanks for your time. Vanessa (dizzyvinyl)

AN/I[edit]

Please see [1] where I have have enacted the proposed solution by emailing Taxman my new nick to distribute to who he wishes as he sees fit. Jtkiefer talk 08:30, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Klimt caption[edit]

See User_talk:Atomaton#Masturbation_page_vandalism. All fixed now.

WP:WHMT[edit]

We need some more people for the second Wikipedia:WikiHangman Tournament. If you are interested, add your name to the "waiting list" (who will all play because we have a lack of people -- the "waiting list" is only for show). Just thought I'd give you a heads-up. Also, the rules have been modified, so that may be of value. If you have any questions, please contact me at my talk page. Ian Manka Talk to me! 23:45, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Klopman Diamond[edit]

Hi, you added that Myron Cohen was the originator of the Klopman Diamond gag, but on that entry page, it says the joke is traditional and has apparently been around for a long time. If so, it wouldn't have an originator of relatively recent vintage, and furthermore, you haven't sourced your Myron Cohen claim. I'm not saying you're wrong to put this in there, but it needs sourcing - and both pages need to be consistent and even NPOV. If you have the source, then the joke page needs to say it's not traditional, or that it became traditional after being written by Cohen. Bruxism 02:51, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

I like your suggestion (on my talk page). If it's really in the oral tradition, finding an "originator" will be hard to do. Bruxism 23:48, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

Your opinion, please[edit]

Hi! We welcome your opinion, or participation on Wikipedia:WikiProject Sexology and sexuality/WIP-image-guidelines where we are attempting to develop useful guidelines to help solve a variety of problems. Atom 15:11, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Hermes[edit]

Hi, I actually split the paragraph in two in this edit and added information, correcting a bit (I had some time and made a trip to the library to dig up the primary sources - it is the only way you can ever be sure of anything when dealing with the classics, and even then you are at a handicap if you do not have the original language). Haiduc 01:11, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

I got it off the Wikipedia Herma article, but I have not yet found anything to back that up, nor has the original poster. If you find anything supporting it please let me know. Haiduc 23:32, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

Willamette Meteorite[edit]

Thanks for sprucing up that page. I tried, via a quick Google search, to find a reference to what was happening in that older photo so I could provide a meaningful caption, but I failed. :) It appears to be from the day they moved the meteorite to the museum. Thanks for fixing it. Happy editing! Katr67 02:42, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Bronx Zoo[edit]

Hi Dante, thanks for the message. And yes indeed, they both are the same bird (I only saw one) :) Also, your image of the Palawan Peacock Pheasant is awesome!! I'm jealous ... LOL. Couple times there, those pheasant keep hiding from me. I put it on taxobox and wikicommons Bronx Zoo, if you don't mind. Any chance, you took picture of Green Junglefowl? I only have female (never saw the male, so far ..). --Stavenn 01:01, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

I don't know much about photography, but your pic is sharp enough to me. Considering that the bird is very hyper, hides a lot and the place is pretty dark. You capture the bird' whole body and its metallic blue feathers, nice pose too :) ... If you have images of Mariana Fruit-dove, St. Vincent Parrot, Pheasant Pigeon and Wattled Curassow of Bronx Zoo, it would be a great additions on Wiki. Thanks :P --Stavenn 02:20, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Yes, I noticed :) Thanks a lot ... hehe. Your pics are great !! I never got decent picture of that birds in the zoo (that's why I requested). Palawan Peacock Pheasant, Mariana and Pheasant Pigeon loves to hide in the dark, St. Vincent hides in top corner and Wattled Curassow way down low. You did great capturing clear pics of those birds. Your pigeon is not lousy at all, are you kidding me. Mine is all dark, can't see the birds .. whenever I cleared the image, the Pheasant Pigeon became a new species: Black Pigeon instead .. LOL. Someday, I will take good pics of those birds like yours. Thanks again and have a great weekend ! --Stavenn 01:01, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Announcement[edit]

Announcement
The "Help name my baby" Poll has closed :). Greta Annette was born 12/12/06. She weighs 6lbs 14oz and is 19inches long. Mother and baby are both doing fine. Thanks for all the suggestions!

To keep this slightly Wikipedia related I have started Adopt a State, so adopt your state article today!

I'm trying to straighten something out.[edit]

Follow the link to your edit here. It goes to a porn site. So I thought it's a joke. I think an apology's in order, but I need to get to the bottom of this. My apology in advance. Xiner (talk, email) 00:08, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

If you have AIM, my username is AngelusOfGalway. I'm really sorry as it looks like a huge misunderstanding. I first went to your link and it went to a porn site. Then it was fluid dynamics. I'm trying to figure out how that happened, but it caused my vandal radar to go crazy. You must be the calmest guy alive judging by your reactions to my actions. Xiner (talk, email) 00:14, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
No problems, it was an honest mistake, made all the more easy by some VERY shady dealings on the part of the new owner of the website. --Dante Alighieri | Talk 00:21, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
Ok, it's not as entertaining as I thought. I definitely missed a few red lights there. Mea culpa. But anyway, here are the uncensored facts of what happened. Xiner (talk, email) 02:46, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
Ok, I've corrected the misinfo I put in wiktionary. Thanks. Xiner (talk, email) 21:12, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
Oh ok. It worked out well though b/c I checked out that archived discussion and found the meaning of that cryptic Chinese character. It means baiji, not dolphin as I'd inserted into wiktionary. Xiner (talk, email) 00:07, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Happy New Year (and a request)[edit]

Hello again. I'd like to delete Two of Hearts and was wondering if you could help. Before I tried to straighten out the disambig situation there today, it was a disambig page that links to a) the Playing card and b) the Two of Hearts (song). Confusingly, Two of hearts redirecte to Playing card, despite the fact that placing a disambig in Playing card would look a bit odd. If you could delete Two of Hearts, then Two of Hearts (song) could be moved there. I've already placed the disambig link to Playing card in Two of Hearts (song). Thanks.

Oh, and happy new year. Xiner (talk, email) 01:17, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Hi again. I've decided that I should wait a few more months for RfA. Sorry for the change of mind. Xiner (talk, email) 00:26, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
Hmm...A third and fourth nomination offer came, and it doesn't feel right to reject them. Could you be so kind as to contribute to the RfA? I promise, this time I'll go through with it. Xiner (talk, email) 16:24, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
Oooh, Dante, you're being too humble, or I wasn't clear enough. I was asking for your co-nomination statement, which you'd offered. I don't want people to think I'm canvassing for support here. :) Xiner (talk, email) 21:52, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

You can find my reply on my talk page[edit]

You've left a comment on my talk page and I've replied. Please read my talk page again. Morris Munroe 16:17, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

talk:Reality[edit]

No, I only supported keeping protection for the article talk at the current moment. If the article's protection expires in 2 days, then also unprotect the talk page at that date. Nishkid64 14:37, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Impunv block[edit]

You blocked Impunv (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · nuke contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) for violating 3RR. I don't see any previous warning on his talk page - is there a previous history to this user? Yuser31415 21:11, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

He's certainly disruptive, but you blocked him for edit warring. Perhaps clarifying the block message might help. Yuser31415 21:24, 11 February 2007 (UTC)
Yes, no problems. I added a second block message. Good luck, Yuser31415 21:29, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Golden-Road.net on Deletion review[edit]

Hola!

A request to clarify deletion was posted on Deletion review. I endorse overtuning the deletion and rewrite because I remember reading the page that was originally deleted was heavily biased. It said to notify the latest user responsible, so here you go. NoInsurance (chat?) 13:22, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Thats not quite right[edit]

Actually, i was placing the {{db-copyright}} on that page because looking at Mets studio and the article, the information was created almost word-for-word or as an advertisment. I did not create this page, if you look at the history. If you are referring to the talk page, that was an accident as i thought the template had to be placed there for the article to be deleted. Sorry. This comes from placing so many other templates on talk pages e.g. {{Move|Blah}} Simply south 19:41, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

No worries. Simply south 19:43, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Some durable vandalism[edit]

Please look at Baptists specifically chapter 1.4, Baptists in the United States. An inappropriate term appears in the subheader. It doesn't appear in my edit window. 1. How did it get there? 2. How do I remove it? (I can't claim to agree with these folks, but that is no reason to let their page get vandalized.) RPellessier | Talk 21:49, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Gone now, vanished. It said, "poopy." I couldn't find the edit that put it in, or the one that removed it. RPellessier | Talk 08:44, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

User:Dante Alighieri[edit]

User:Dante Alighieri is me! --Dante Alighieri | Talk 19:13, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

RAID image on commons[edit]

Consider uploading it to En Wiki under fair use. I don't give it high chances on Commons. meta:copyright paranoia is too strong there.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  03:51, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Hi "Dante". What can I say? You're a wonderful admin, putting up with my porn-paranoia, dallying, and during the trial, stressful rants. Hopefully, this thank-you note will go some way in remedying that. Rest assured that I have heard every voice loud and clear during the discussion, and will strive to use the mop carefully and responsibly. Thank you for your support, and please don't hesitate to let me know how I am doing anytime. Xiner (talk, email) 00:12, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Fringe science . . .[edit]

Just thought you should know, a rather fringe wikipedian has been taking liberties with the Fringe Science article. I reverted it to its status before he got to it, but it had sat in the modified version for about a month before I discovered it. Pschelden 10:39, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

"There is nothing more irritating"[edit]

That was highly amusing. While I grant that I did bait GN a bit, he was kind of pushing it. — SMcCandlish [talk] [contrib] 00:49, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

RFA Thanks[edit]

I would like to thank you for your support in my recent RFA. As you may or may not be aware, it passed with approximately 99% support. I ensure you that I will use the tools well, and if I ever disappoint you, I am open to recall. If you ever need anything, don't hesitate to leave me a note on my talkpage. Thanks again, ^demon[omg plz] 20:35, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Re: Trent Lott photos[edit]

Yes, you're right. I did note that the user is of questionable reliability on the majority of the images, but I didn't on some of the earlier ones I tagged. --Tom (talk - email) 12:30, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

User:Tim Pope[edit]

Hello! I have unblocked this user, as I know him and this is his real name and he's told me he intends on being constructive. Signed, your friendly neighborhood MessedRocker. 21:01, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

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Image:Martí - Artesa.jpg[edit]

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Missing image Image:EngrishSweatshirt.jpg[edit]

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What is considered as a racial slur[edit]

I am trying to understand the wiki's NPOV that covers this problem. I understand you could be right person to ask more about this problem.

E.g. Having a topic with content that could be probably hurting people who belong to a certain community as mentioned at nigger. Can you kindly explain me if this article that is talking about certain race would not be probably hurting the sentiments of the people belonging to that community?

What exactly does this NPOV actually stand for. I hardly understand it.BalanceRestored 13:04, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

citation-needed in Caffeine[edit]

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Please help with Wikipedia:Conspiracy theory titles[edit]

I would appreciate any help you could provide with the new Wikipedia:Conspiracy theory titles proposal/essay and also over on wiktionary's definition of "conspiracy theory" here. zen master T 23:12, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

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Frog-size Image Removal[edit]

Howdy. A while ago you methodically removed [this image] from all the articles which used it. I'm not entirely sure why as you left no edit summaries. The image's main page has a list of references in the section titled 'references' if that was your only concern.

Anyways,in the future, you might want to give the image creator/uploader (in this case, me/me) a holler beforehand, unless the rationale is obvious. Thanks, --Xiaphias 04:36, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Possible image mis-use[edit]

Hi Dante,
Thanks a lot for the heads up - and yes you should head over to FPC! --Fir0002 07:48, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Decimation (Roman Army)[edit]

At last, a response! I was wondering if I was talking to myself, here. Thank you!
There is so much dubious stuff on this page, I’m wondering if I should just be bold and start deleting things. Ideas? Xyl 54 (talk) 17:58, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Image:Ancient Egypt map.svg[edit]

I added a date bracket to the image description page of Image:Ancient Egypt map.svg. Does this work better now? Thanks Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 19:32, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Holy Basil FPC[edit]

Hi Thanks for your vote at FPC. After the addition of edit 2, do you reconsider your vote? Regards Muhammad Mahdi Karim (talk) 03:30, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

School[edit]

Hi, I'm doing a school report on you and your work and I have a few questions for you, if you could answer them that would be great: 1. How was your work influenced by Classical masters (eg Virgil)? 2. What personal and/or political views are expressed in your writing? THANKS —Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.236.129.147 (talk) 04:06, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Hehe... bonus points for humor. ;) --Dante Alighieri | Talk 00:57, 9 December 2007 (UTC)


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Ledger[edit]

The backslash was left off of the "Deathcite" ref in "Death" - should be <ref name="deathcite /> . The rest of the article is bombed. thanks Tvoz |talk 22:23, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

never mind - it was caught Tvoz |talk 22:24, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Protection[edit]

Making sure you saw that the protection level on Heath Ledger didn't stick. - Philippe | Talk 22:33, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Ugh, well, if things get bad again, I'll just re-protect. --Dante Alighieri | Talk 22:34, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
Boy, I sure wish he'd discussed before changing the protection level. <sigh> - Philippe | Talk 22:35, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
I just made a comment to that extent on his Talk page. --Dante Alighieri | Talk 22:36, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Hi there, I found your user page by way of Google, and wanted to thank you. I collect quotations, too, but you've really shown me a thing or two about how it's done. Those are some fine selections. Are they simply from your reading? Be well, Ipsenaut (talk) 15:15, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Reywas[edit]

Hi. I noticed your messages to his page. I think you shouldn't let him rile you. He's a solid, good-faith editor. He has some kind of a hang-up about quotation marks, removing them willy-nilly just about wherever he finds them. He doesn't recognize scare quotes or use–mention distinction. Whenever he sees quotation marks, he thinks they're typos and deletes them. He may fight you on this on articles but he probably won't edit your user page again. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help mediate the situation. Robert K S (talk) 01:25, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Superdelegates[edit]

You say it's simple math implying anyone can do the equation themselves... but where is the number for the voting population? How can I do this "simple math" if I don;t have all the numbers involved? X/2 may equal 4 but you still have to cite that x actually is 8.--Dr who1975 (talk) 20:26, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Aquafina500mL.jpg)[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Bent Creek Winery[edit]

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Old draft article[edit]

Hey Dante,

Following a few "what links here" pages I found Talk:AIDS alternative origin theories/rewrite. There hasn't been any work done on it since 20:14, August 12, 2005...I thought I'd drop a line and see if you're planning to do anything with it. If not, deletion seems appropriate. Cheers, — Scientizzle 19:55, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Re: File:Martí - Artesa.jpg[edit]

I have reduced the image a bit more, sorry for not being specific, I didn't mean to offend, and apologise. :( — neuro(talk)(review) 19:03, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

message on commons[edit]

Message about relicensing GFDL images[edit]

I have added a message at Commons:User:Dante Alighieri --Tony Wills (talk) 02:22, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Universum University[edit]

I saw you removed the copyright CSD from Universum University as being "unclear copyright status". What am I missing? ttonyb1 (talk) 17:06, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

usurpation request on pl-wiki[edit]

Hi, I submitted your usurpation request on your behalf. THe user has 7 days to object. Cheers! Pundit|utter 07:23, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

usurp huwikt[edit]

You've got mail - see my talk page. --grin 15:12, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Copyright Query[edit]

Dear Dante,

I am emailing from a documentary company in England called Parthenon Entertainment and we would love to use the following image within our documentary series entitled Mystery Files.

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We were wondering if you own the copyright to this image as we would like to use it within our documentary for the rights for worlwide, all media and for perpetuity.

If you can email me at: emily.rudge@parthenonentertainment.com or call me on 01923 286 886 that would be great!

Many thanks,

Emily. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Emily Rudge (talkcontribs) 16:09, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

hallo from Uwe Kils[edit]

can you please vote again on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Uwe_Kils_(3rd_nomination). Best wishes Uwe Kils 13:43, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Review of closure process 2[edit]

Because you've contributed to FPC either recently or in the past, I'm letting you know about the above poll on the basis of which we may develop proposals to change our procedures and criteria. Regards, Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 09:39, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

the Public Policy Initiative Assessment Team wants You![edit]

Hi Dante Alighieri, I got your name from the Editorial Team participant list, and wanted to tell you that we will be testing out assessment metrics in the Wikiproject: United States Public Policy, and I was hoping you would be interested in assessing articles with the Public Policy Initiative. There is more info about assessment on the 9/13/2010 Signpost. If you're interested or just curious you can sign up on the project page or just contact me. Thanks! (PS - I collect quotes too, and enjoyed many on your user page.) ARoth (Public Policy Initiative) (talk) 21:51, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Antiquarian booksellers[edit]

Problem you do one - check the rest - they are very poorly provided with WP:RS if any at all - which is why I left the list that you removed - there should have been a bookseller and book trade work group in the books project to fix some weird and wonderful issues - but have not time to think of such things any more SatuSuro 23:35, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Moon jelly - adult (rev2).jpg[edit]

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Your image, File:Moon jelly - adult (rev2).jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Jujutacular talk 17:02, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Cc-by-nc-sa-2.0-dual[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Cc-by-nc-sa-2.0-dual has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Kelly hi! 03:12, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

answering an old question...[edit]

So a while ago you asked what Canto and line was depicted in the "Dante & Virgil in Hell" painting by Bouguereau. I was wondering the same thing so I looked it up, and I believe it's from Canto VII, lines 112-114 ("They smote each other not alone with hands,/But with the head and with the breast and feet,/Tearing each other piecemeal with their teeth"). Just letting you know, on the off chance you were still wondering :)

Lily~Camilla <3 (talk) 23:03, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Replies to yours about Carson Mansion[edit]

Greetings.... Replies have been left to your notes at Carson Mansion and User talk:Norcalal regarding your suggestions about notable landmarks in North Coast (California). Would you be so kind to see if the new phrasing of the Carson Mansion page (and new citation to Library of Congress) eases the issues you had with the lede to that page? I have attempted to avoid WP:NOR and therefore did not modify either the Golden Gate Bridge or the Fort Ross pages based on your comments. Ellin Beltz (talk) 17:57, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for making the change to Carson Mansion. I am a bit confused, however, as I didn't suggest any changes being made to either the GGB or the FR pages. What did you have in mind? --Dante Alighieri | Talk 20:33, 4 October 2011 (UTC)
Finished the changes to the Carson Mansion page but did not change other pages per your comments about GGB & FR being the most significant landmark(s) north of Sand Fran. As for your comment on my talk page, I have reviewed my replies to your comments on those pages and do not find them to be "condescending and inaccurate" as you stated on my page. I'm sorry you have some bug in your ear about all this. Perhaps take a few days off or something - get some perspective. You were very abrupt and not at all funny in the initial comments on the Carson Mansion page and NorCalAl's page, now you're starting it up with me. I fail to see the need to be anything other than professional on Wiki and merely informed you of the actions taken after the comments you left on various pages. Ellin Beltz (talk) 00:47, 5 October 2011 (UTC)
You're still doing it. You know quite well that I wasn't suggesting that any changes be made to the GGB and FR pages as being more notable than CM, I was pointing out other rational landmarks that could reasonably be considered recognizable to provide a counterpoint to the (at that point) OR claim about CM. If I have a "bug in my ear" it's because you have consistently been condescending and either have very poor reading comprehension or are willfully misinterpreting what I've written - I don't take kindly to that. Also, why did you point out that I wasn't funny? Who's trying to be funny? I'm trying to improve the 'pedia. I made a note about OR that seemed to fail even at a basic level of reasonableness and asked for citations... the text has been changed and it's properly sourced... how is this at all an issue? --Dante Alighieri | Talk 18:31, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Dante,


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 community HERE, were 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 name HERE 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) 02:48, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Genealogical relationships of Presidents of the United States for deletion[edit]

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Happy Birthday (2012)[edit]

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Wishing Dante Alighieri a very happy birthday on behalf of the Birthday Committee! Armbrust, B.Ed. Let's talkabout my edits? 00:40, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Photo usage[edit]

Hi, I've been working on a small game built around animal quizzes and I wanted to let you know I've used one of your pictures.

I found your picture here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Palawan_Peacock_Pheasant_-_male.jpg

And I attributed the picture like this: Dante Alighieri with this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Dante_Alighieri and also added a link to the license: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:GNU_Free_Documentation_License_1.2

I hope you're happy with it, please let me know if this is not the case. You can find the game here: http://apps.facebook.com/animalalbum Or through here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/AnimalAlbum/156339584490672

Kind regards, Garfunkel Jansen (talk) 10:50, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

P.S. Thanks for taking the picture and making it available.

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

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

Welcome to the first edition of The Olive Branch. This will be a place to semi-regularly update editors active in dispute resolution (DR) about some of the most important issues, advances, and challenges in the area. You were delivered this update because you are active in DR, but if you would prefer not to receive any future mailing, just add your name to this page.

Steven Zhang's Fellowship Slideshow

In this issue:

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

--The Olive Branch 18:57, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Dante,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Moon jelly - adult (rev2).jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on October 1, 2012. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2012-10-01. howcheng {chat} 17:22, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Genealogical relationships of Presidents of the United States for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Genealogical relationships of Presidents of the United States is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Genealogical relationships of Presidents of the United States (2nd nomination) until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Genealogical relationships of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom[edit]

As this article says "This page is intended to reflect the page Genealogical relationships of Presidents of the United States." I am notifying all those who !voted in the AfD for that article about this AfD discussion. Dougweller (talk) 21:55, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

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File:Nickel-Iron-Meteorite-Slice.jpg[edit]

Hi Dante! The description of the image File:Nickel-Iron-Meteorite-Slice.jpg does not contain the name of the meteorite. Is it a "Campo del Cielo" slice? Odessa? -- Basilicofresco (msg) 08:18, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject Breakfast[edit]

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Hello, Dante Alighieri.

You are invited to join WikiProject Breakfast, a WikiProject and resource dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of breakfast-related topics.
To join the project, just add your name to the member list. Northamerica1000(talk) 17:39, 6 April 2013 (UTC)


Proposed deletion of Viral phenomenon[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)