User talk:Davidals

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

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul[edit]

Regarding the List of gay, lesbian or bisexual people: the editors have established a criteria which requires that entries on that list have an article which mentions their orientation. Please add some mention of Weerasethakul's sexuality to his biography. Thanks, -Willmcw 08:30, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Hey - thanks for the message. I've made several contributions to the list; regarding Weerasethakul, it should be in the page, unless it's disappeared VERY recently; this was further verified via the Cineaste article.

Sorry for missing that—bleary eyes. In fact, reviewing your contributions, I see you've been making some fine edits to a variety of articles. Thanks for participating in the project. Cheers, -Willmcw 09:46, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Ray articles[edit]

Hi David.Yes I am also very much intersted in Ray's works and would like to present the articles properly wikified.However, I have been not able to properly categorize all the artcles I started or edited.This is a must.We should work towards proper categorization.

What do you do and how did you become so involved with the films of Satyajit Ray? I stay in Calcutta and currently working as a house-staff in Calcutta Medical College. Bye.

Perhaps you have noticed,articles likePratidwandi.Jana Aranya,Ganashatru have been tagged as copyright infringrment or possible copyright violation.I a trying to modify those.Yes,I must admit I copied the text mainly from another website[].However I am trying to modify.Please feel free to edit these articles.


Tornadoes and tornado outbreaks[edit]

Thanks for your work on eastern U.S. tornado events and your offer for further assistance on this informal project. I'm gonna add the new table version of the list within a few days and would value discussion on it (and the articles too). Evolauxia 06:54, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Peer review Kolkata[edit]

Hi! A request has been made for peer review of Kolkata. Could you please help improving the article? Thanks a lot.--Dwaipayanc 11:09, 26 March 2006 (UTC)


I remember interacting with you a few months back. Have you lately seen Satyajit Ray? The article has been enhanced. Have plans to go for FAC in July-August , following a peer review in late June. Check it out.--Dwaipayan (talk) 17:38, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

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Queer Boys and Girls on the Shinkansen[edit]

Davidals, it happens that I personally know one of the directors that contributed to the film. She had a copy of the movie on videotape that I watched and documented while she was around... thatha 00:50, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your notes---I sent her an email mentioning what you said. thatha 13:42, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Enigma tornado outbreak[edit]

The article looks like a fine start to me, you've really done some digging to glean information from newspapers. The format is okay for now, but should be expanded and made more narrative when information allows. If it were contended, I'd support the article as is for now as information is scarce, as evidenced by the name of the event itself. I do have access to the Grazulis book, as well as a video and guidebook which I recall discusses the outbreak. I don't know of the original Finley source material, however. Evolauxia 22:16, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

The Finley and NWS materials would be very interesting to see, thanks. I do know Finley's book on tornadoes is freely available online, the first devoted solely to the subject. I don't remember what of the Enigma Outbreak is discussed. Evolauxia 02:13, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Great work on the Enigma tornado outbreak[edit]

Thank you so much for your work on the Enigma tornado outbreak. The article now looks wonderful and has a chance to be nominated for something. How did you find those tornadoes, the NCDC database does not go back that far? Southern Illinois SKYWARN (talk) 14:56, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the message. Another useful resource is WFO PAH's tornado database. Unfortunately, it only shows tornadoes in the CWA, and it uses Grazulis's book. It still should help somewhat. Southern Illinois SKYWARN (talk) 14:12, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject films peer review of Pather Panchali[edit]

Pather Panchali, an Indian film directed by Satyajit Ray, is one of the Core articles in wikiproject film. The article is at the WikiProject Films' peer review section here. Please provide inputs. Thanks a lot. Regards.--Dwaipayan (talk) 13:04, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedian Survey[edit]


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Message from WikiProject Punk music[edit]


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WP:FILMS Questionnaire[edit]

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Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, Davidals! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

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Annona muricata[edit]

The article is about a tree, not a fruit. There is a separate article on the fruit at Soursop. --EncycloPetey (talk) 01:58, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Tropical fruit categories[edit]

My understanding of standard practice is that where you have nested categories such as fruit and tropical fruit one only places an article in the most specific category. (For example an Annona species would be only in category Annona, and not also in Annonaceae, Magnoliales, Magnoliids, Angiosperms, Plants, Eukaryotes and Organisms - if you use all nested categories one can see that the page would get rather cluttered.) Lavateraguy (talk) 07:51, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Hope all goes well for you! :)[edit]

I know this may be a bit off-topic, but I saw your post at Talk:Mid-April_2011_Southern_United_States_tornado_outbreak#C-class, and I just wanted to say good luck on your surgery, and I hope all goes well. :) - SudoGhost (talk) 07:24, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

Question about Acca Sellowiana...[edit]

Where did you learn so much information about feijoa? I am also studying it as well. (talk) 18:14, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Some research at the libraries in my area (University of North Carolina), some anecdotal from friends who have lived in Argentina, and some from loving the fruit. It's a favorite fruit snack, extremely difficult to find in my part of the world, and I've tried to cultivate the plants, but it's is just *slightly* too hot in the summers and too cold in the winters for them to survive well here :(

Beautiful, fascinating plants however. I have friends in the UK, New Zealand, and Argentina who grow them, and they have taught me a lot.


Hi! I added a lot of information to the Wikipedia entry on tamarillo, but I really tried to include as much of your text as possible, you even find some of your original sentences. I saw that you just recently worked on this entry, so I'm sorry that I've changed everything again. Your english (of course) is so much better than mine... Mspoerri (talk) 09:15, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

We're recruiting art lovers![edit]

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Category for Gay Wikipedians[edit]

Hello, I'm writing here to let you know that I've recently begun a discussion to review the deleted and redirected Category:Gay Wikipedians (which now points to Category:LGBT Wikipedians. instead of being it's own category) If you have the time, please add your thoughts on the deletion review to the current Discussion. Thanks! Ncboy2010 (talk) 13:01, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
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  • Time 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 03:40, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Need your help planning a Wiki Meetup in Charlotte[edit]

Hello, I understand you live or lived in Charlotte at one time. If you currently do, I would like to plan a Wiki meet up in July. Can you get back to me if you are interested?

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