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re: John Draper[edit]

Please do not remove the section on his current troubles with Physical therapy + bills. Just skyped with him and it's really not good. Cap'n Crunch needs all the help he can get right now. Thanks. Object404 (talk) 10:10, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

hun u dunno wat u talkin about[edit]

"vandalism"? lol...i am correcting misconceptions because unlike you dumb ass wikipedia users, i KNOW my facts...so stop sending me harrressing messages god leave me alone. i run the biggest fansite for tossgirl, so i dont know why ur trying to accuse my correctyions as vandalism

stop nazi-whoring wiki-entries[edit]

uhm, why did you delete my entrey on the red flame dwarf gourami theory of extinction for t-rex's? its a legit theory, with scientific basis, stop being such a nazi. why dont you leave the decision making to admins.

Thanks![edit]

Hi RegaL - Thanks for joining and adding that section! You are owed a welcome message too so.. Ta daa. The great thing about WP is that if you felt I went to far, be bold and fix it! After your comment I agree, so I added a sentence in. Could you provide a reference to it, such as a link to the most reputable site discussing the controversy? Cheers. de Bivort 18:23, 5 December 2007 (UTC) Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:RegaL_the_Proofreader"

Thanks for your message and adding the sentence. I think that did the trick. I would have changed it if it had been a big problem, but it only required a little clarification. I couldn't find any reference to the argument except old forum posts on TL and SC2, and those are just opinionated flames :P. However, I'm curious as to what your opinion is on this maneuver. Personally, I agree with Klazart that Bisu should have respected the block, but I can see both sides.

Also, on second thought, I bet if TL especially or SC2 was searched we would find some at least semi-reputable source. I can't do it at the moment because the school computers have a filter against TL and SC2. So if you have time could you look into that? RegaL the Proofreader (talk) 18:31, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

Editing Bisu page[edit]

Debivort, thanks for editing my section on Bisu. However, I feel that you may have removed just a little too much, as the current section doesn't really justify the title (there is no or little reference to that fact that the move may be seen as "cheating"). However, I'm leaving the page as-is because of the fact that I'm new to Wikipedia. Just a head's up. RegaL_the_Proofreader —Preceding comment was added at 18:14, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

Dinosaur image[edit]

Hi Debivort!

I just saw this message you left on the Dinosaur image review page. I absolutely love the image, and hope it will be used. Don't give up on us! :) Firsfron of Ronchester 04:05, 13 April 2007 (UTC)


Toward Fungal FA[edit]

Yeast seems to be going well - must be getting close to nomination..Someone nominated Amanita phalloides for GA which is on hold. With some good articles I've been able to expand it quite a bit. Still need to get some more info on some of the toxins but am keen for more input. All feedback appreciated. cheers, Casliber | talk | contribs 21:55, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Nice one - great work on the fungal barnstar!cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 21:26, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Darwin[edit]

Sorry about that, and apologies it took so long to come back to you, as I just got blocked for vandalism – by myself! More haste, less speed, but the theory that Wikipedia's finest should be available for all to edit goes a bit astray when there's vandalism at one minute intervals. Anyway, back to normal in the morning. Thanks for your help, .. dave souza, talk 21:07, 19 April 2007 (UTC) Bold text

Integumentary pigmentation ;)[edit]

Hi Debivort. Thanks for the note. Actually, the whole little blurb on skin colour was just my way of saying it really doesn't matter. But I have known some people (from Africa) who really were such a deep shade of brown they look black - even blue-black in some light. (Really nice guys, too.) So, I'd say "black" is appropriate for some, even if most people are some flavour of "brown" (Caucasian, Oriental, and "Indian", too). At that point, honestly, it's more a matter of shade than colour - which would be preferable to me. (Oh, and it wasn't Geroge Carlin - it was a "brown" American comedian. Part of his routine was that he would always be brown, whereas "white" people could be pink, red (embarrassed, sunburned), brown (tanned), yellow (jaundiced) or gray (dead) - so who are the "coloured people", really?) I just really dislike "politically correct" euphemisms. Poor is not "economically disadvantaged", dammit, it's poor! Taking the edge off the words just serves to hide real problems. Anyway, not to rant on - thanks for the note. Made my day (my "diurnal timeframe" ;) All the best. Esseh 02:45, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

You asked for it![edit]

Hi Debivort, and you did, just by linking this up. Since you've seen my userpage, you presumably know that I am looking for something. And now that I've checked yours, I know you're biologically-inclined and a photographer. I've been gradually working on totally re-vamping the article on anatomical terms of location (among other things). To complete that, I need a few of good photographs of human beings in standard anatomical position. Ideally, I need one male and one female, anterior and posterior, and one at about a 30o angle to the camera. High resolution, so I can crop out regions and label them, and against a neutral or contrasting background. The photos must be available for me to modify (I'll label them, and leave blank copies for other language Wikis to use), and, of course, any models must agree to said free distribution licence, although requirement to acknowledge the model would be acceptable, I think, if they so desired.

They must be nude, with no tattoos, piercings other body modifications or scars (so as not to distract), and preferably with normal body hair distribution patterns (i.e. not shaved extensively below the neck - a clean-shaven face is better, though, for showing facial details). They should not be the (not so) standard magazine models that drive people to anorexia, bulemia or steriod use, but "real" people. (No anorexic/clinically obese/breast-implanted/penis-enlarged/body-building types.) And I put "clinically obese" because most people that think they're fat are quite normal. A real big bonus would be having "normal" people of different races! ("Normal's not the right word, and "average" is mildly insulting, but you know what I mean...) Age is not important.

So, there's your challenge du jour. Just so you knw I'm on the level, you can check the articles I've worked on, and my [1] on the Commons to see the pics I've modified. (Same username, in case I snafued the link again.) I have asked individual photographers on the Commons and here, have posted in the "requested photo" section of both, and am finding Wikiprudes everywhere. They're all willing to criticise, but no one is willing to step forward (see the talk page on the article on [Woman] - the best way to stop the bickering is to challenge everyone to do something about it, so I've discovered!)

Anyway, I've blathered on enough. If you can't do this, could you at least point me towards someone who could? Thanks, and all the best. Esseh 03:24, 27 April 2007 (UTC) (Oh, and [Jean Charest] is my cousin :) Esseh 03:24, 27 April 2007 (UTC)


Reply[edit]

Thanks for your message Debivort, but the information required for the mycomorphbox is not available to me. I'm not terribly familiar with mycology, even though I did an article on it (I do articles on almost anything). However, if the genus, family, or order of the mushroom can clearly indicate what should be in the mycomorphbox, I should be able to do that. I'll be waiting for your reply. Thanks, —ÅñôñÿMôús Dîššíd3nt 01:55, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Check this![edit]

Hi Debivort. Thought you might be interested in this AfD on Ethnostate. Seeing that you liked my take on skin colour, this is relevant, in that it goes beyond that. [Huf, huf]... I need to calm down now. I usually have a broad point of view and am fairly tolerant, but this really has me seeing red (no skin colour alluded to... OK, my twisted sense of humour is back...). Am I over-reacting? I could use some input. Thanks. Esseh 05:31, 2 May 2007 (UTC)


Hi Deb (we're on a first-name basis now, right? ;) Thanks, will check your post on the ethnostate AfD.
As per your other question, yes, the photo really should be nude, for my purposes. For the woman article, well... that's up for discussion, and I just posted another inflammatory thread there (on the talk page, of course). I personally really see nothing wrong with the human body - male or female - and think for both man and woman the lead photo should be a normal, natural, (and yes, nude) individual to show what that is. If Encyclopedia Britannica (or Americana, or Australiana or any other) think that's too obvious, or too rude - well, maybe that's where Wikipedia should surpass the others. MHO, as always, Esseh 06:26, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

insect collection note[edit]

Debivort, Good evening. I was just exploring and found a pg contrib by you. I am interested in your bug collection. Exspecially, wanting to know what are the specimen marked C60, and C63? Hope you can elaborate. Thank you so much. 65.80.15.74 02:28, 7 May 2007 (UTC)LoHobbs

Hi - well, I actually see two named C63, which should be a mistake, but the brown eliptical one is a junebug, and the pointy ended black one is a pine borer. C60 is a lightning beetle. Hope this helps. Debivort 02:39, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Kochsim.gif[edit]

I have added notes to the image description page that may interest you.Cuddlyable3 19:22, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Help.[edit]

Hi Debivort. Sorry to be bothering you again, but I'm having a bit of trouble with the glans article. Before I break the 3RV rule, I thought someone with a bit of a biological background might take a look at what's going on there. Thanks. Esseh 22:29, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

WHAT???[edit]

personal attcaks when and what are you taling about what article please offer some clarification on what i said and where and when that would be greatly appriceiated --Rebelscotts3 00:03, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

o yes i'm very sorry about all that hope there are no hard feelings won't happen again

Pesci[edit]

I had seen the PG article as well, but the information about Bowie in it leads me to question its reliability as a source (which is also why I removed from Seymour in the same edit). If Mr. Roth just looked online to see who was listed as having the condition, it could cause a real problem. Thoughts? -Hit bull, win steak(Moo!) 18:39, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

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Just a little reward for your contributions![edit]

--Dalmation 05:20, 13 May 2007 (UTC).

Gliese[edit]

This article gives the orbital components for the three planets (a somewhat less comprehensive and precise set of figures is in our article). I was looking for something kind of like Image:InnerSolarSystem-en.png, showing the relative size and shapes of the different elliptical orbits. Thanks.--Pharos 05:36, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Featured Picture (edit)![edit]

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Great bit of masking you did there :-) --YFB ¿ 14:20, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

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Great White Mountain photo[edit]

Most panorama shots in wiki articles are not (IMHO) worth it - but yours sure is. Great stuff. - DavidWBrooks 19:16, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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Image:Euro_coin_flaws.jpg[edit]

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Taj Mahal at WP:FPC[edit]

Hello, I read your comments there. I didn't realize that in cleaning up the picture, I compressed it further. I have now included the original scan with the original spots and blemishes. Please take a look at it. Do you still see as many compression artifacts? Fowler&fowler«Talk» 10:17, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

GC-content[edit]

Hi! As discussed in the talk page, I would like to copy edit the whole entry, including the definition. The following would be better, as far as I think and would also have a proper citation to it:

GC-content in molecular biology is the percentage of nitrogenous bases on a DNA molecule which are either guanine or cytosine (from a possibility of four different ones, also including adenine and thymine)[2] .

What do you think? Should I just merge the topics or do a proper clean-up with a {{cleanup-copyedit}} tag? ώЇЌĩ Ѕαи Яоzε †αLҝ 22:05, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Cyclone FPC[edit]

Hey Debivort, thanks for "tidying up" that discussion thread :-)

Some people take FPC far too seriously! --YFB ¿ 01:05, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

face-biting[edit]

I appreciate the effort and switching the images was a great idea. It does look appropriate there next to the face-biting stuff. I just think captions should be short and basically just refer to the picture. Not necessarily to relate the picture to the text unless there is an obvious direct connection. Others may disagree. (shrug) Sheep81 05:48, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Also, apologies if my edit comment was too sarcastic. Sheep81 05:51, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Daspletosaurus Image[edit]

Thanks for putting the image in the taxobox, i'll change the writting tonight and remove the sig. thanksSteveoc 86 08:09, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

tagging your approved images?[edit]

Hi Arthur - hope you'll tag up all your approved images! I'm looking forward to seeing the gallery chockablock full of hundreds of approved dino images! Debivort 03:28, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

I've just started. There are hundreds of images that need tagging and I will do a bit at a time (Any help with this will be much appreciated ;). Thank you so much for tagging all your images!. There are also images that did not formally go through the review process but that are generally accepted as fine. Cheers. ArthurWeasley 04:19, 12 June 2007 (UTC)
Well, there is no list. That's the problem. A good place to start is to look through the image review archives. For the others, we might need to go through all the dino articles from the List of dinosaurs :P. ArthurWeasley 04:57, 12 June 2007 (UTC)
Err...i would suggest to tag only images representing dinosaurs and not the other prehistoric animals otherwise this will become very difficult to manage. Champsosaurus for instance is not a dinosaur. Sorry to be a pain! ArthurWeasley 05:23, 12 June 2007 (UTC)
You may want to bring this up to the wikiproject talk page. Personally I am a little reluctant to include the non-dinos as is part of the wikiproject dinosaur. ArthurWeasley 05:37, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Yeah, 'twas easy in the end....you saw Amanita phalloides is now featured then?cheers, Cas Liber | talk | contribs 06:11, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Plateosaurus and Camptosaurus pics[edit]

The Plateosaurus pic had passed review and been approved in June 2006, but yeah, you are asking an interesting question. Should images that have been approved in the past but appear now inaccurate in the light of new paleontological studies be retained? That's something to be discussed with the WP:dino team. As for the Camptosaurus pic, it's accurate as far as I can tell and it is actually artistically well done. ArthurWeasley 06:12, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Mmh, I take it you probably do not like this type of artwork either. Anyway, feel free to submit the Camptosaurus pic for review if you think it does not meet the criteria. Cheers. ArthurWeasley 06:47, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
Well, all the general features (shape of the head, body, limbs) are well outlined in the Spindler's Camptosaurus pic (you can't really mistake the identity of the animal). I would say this is encyclopedic enough since most of the visible details of an extinct animal are unknown and therefore subject to artistic license. Would it really add something more to the image to show in great details things like the texture or the color of the skin, the shape of the eyes, etc... all those things that we don't know anything about, or are at most scientific guesswork. What would you say about a picture like this one? ArthurWeasley 07:30, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
You've got a point there. I've just asked for a third opinion on this. Cheers. ArthurWeasley 17:35, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

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assigned vs. referred (Psittacosaurus)[edit]

It's not set in stone, but "referred" would usually be if a species or specimen was moved from one taxa to another. So you were right to change that, thanks! Sheep81 07:19, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Amurosaurus[edit]

Hello Debivort! I saw your beautiful pictur of Amurosaurus, and I wounder if you could share it so that it can be used by other versions of Wikipedia. I would like to add it to the Swedish version if it is ok for you. Thank you very much! --Johan M 16:40, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Removal of SF Bay Panorama[edit]

Hi, Debivort. I'm quite fond of panoramas and yours is pretty good, but because of haze, it really isn't a great picture of the city, and there are already good overview pictures of the city in the article. However, it gives you a pretty good idea of the Bay north of the city. How about posting in th the SF Bay Area article? Do they have a good panorama like this?--Paul 04:45, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for being a voice of reason on Talk:Atheism.

I've been editing Wikipedia for two years, and I have never felt nearly as frustrated as I have felt in this dispute. I find it quite ironic that some of these supposed freethinkers are more fundamentalist and dogmatic than anyone else I've dealt with here. -- Mwalcoff 23:25, 18 June 2007 (UTC)


Barnstar![edit]

Dinosaur Barnstar Awarded to Debivort for his incredible work on a series of beautiful hadrosaur illustrations. Thank you for your efforts, your talent, and your patience in dealing with WP:DINO. Firsfron of Ronchester 11:39, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Missing image Image:Champsosaurus BW.jpg[edit]

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Images for deletion[edit]

Thanks for bringing this up. I don't see any deletion tag on these images neither on the english wiki nor on common. Not sure what's going on...ArthurWeasley 16:24, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

I think I understand what happened now and the bot was actually doing its job. You received the notice of speedy deletion on these images because you edited those images' page by adding the "dinosaur approved image" tag on them. That automatically create a file in the english wiki with the same name than the image on Commons. This seems to be against some wiki policies and the file were speedily deleted. That of course arises a concern for us because it appears that we could in principle not tag Commons images with our "approved" tag. Not sure how to go around this. Cheers ArthurWeasley 17:20, 23 June 2007 (UTC)
Actually the bot only delivered the message of speedy deletion to you, but the images themselves were tagged for deletion by an user. The problem is that some images like mine are only in commons, others are only on the english wiki and still others (the best case scenario) are on both (like yours, looks likes you have a fan club who is uploading your images on commons ;)). One solution would be to upload images that are in commons on the english wiki to be tagged approved. ArthurWeasley 22:19, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

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Hey! sign[edit]

You forgot to sign: Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The First Telegraph.jpg. =) Jumping cheese 04:32, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Oh...the pic can be scrolled, like in Wikipedia:Featured pictures#Artwork. Jumping cheese 04:35, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

hadrosaurs: thanks![edit]

You should be thanking TotoBaggins, who made the image map (I just put it in a template). It's a really great image and really worthy of being a featured picture. I'd love to see some critically endangered species getting some drawings too, before they go the way of the dinosaurs, as, for obvious reasons, their photos can be hard to come by. —Pengo 05:28, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Śoviet universities[edit]

"It doesn't seem like there is anything here worth merging which isn't in other articles already" - in which articles? What is your knowledge of the Soviet system? Xx236 11:36, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Education_in_Russia was the article I had in mind. I have no personal expertise, but that is why Wikipedia depends on citations in articles - so that anyone can evaluate the article. Cheers, Debivort 15:56, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/hadrosaurid family tree[edit]

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Re:Antialiasing[edit]

Hi Debivort,
Sorry, I don't use illustrator much, in Photoshop I use "smooth" which usually works pretty well. --Fir0002 09:56, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

I noticed you removed * Senator Stevens vs. The Ninja - Net Neutrality, a comedy audio mashup from Series of Tubes. You do not have to justify, but it is as relevant as the link above it. And you may disagree. But I am curious. - - - Good call on removing ALL the non-relevant audio.

Argyle study[edit]

Thanks- didn't see that. johnpseudo 16:41, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Dinosaur[edit]

Yeah, I think this is a little more clear. Thanks as always, Firsfron of Ronchester 20:01, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Congrats![edit]

Congrats on your Hadrosaur family tree being promoted to Featured status - I've placed it in the Portal:Dinosaurs image cycle so that others can see. Great job! Spawn Man 05:31, 13 July 2007 (UTC). P.S. I love your user page, especially the map! Cheers.

HI Debi. I was wondring if you think its worth proposing this image for a feature -I'm usually way off so I thought I'd ask first ♦ Dr. Blofeld ♦ "Expecting you?" Contribs 09:16, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

StMichaelCathedral.jpg

It looks like something from a fairytale but its probably not clear enough right? ♦ Dr. Blofeld ♦ "Expecting you?" Contribs 09:17, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia depends on citations in articles[edit]

  • Does this rule refers to all articles? There are thousands of articles without any citation. Many of them are labelled as such since ages but not removed.
  • My article synthetized plenty of articles and contained links to them, where you were able to find sources.
  • I personally believe that editing is more constructive than removing.
  • You seem to be not aware - there is a group of people who remove informations about drawbacks of Soviet system. Some of them were involved in this removal. They call me anti-Russian. Is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn anti-Russian?Xx236 15:57, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

I have started to check your articles - Spatiotemporal gene expression, 0 inline quotations, Mount Wilson - 0. Do you agree that I remove them?Xx236 16:00, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

I am not aware of some anti-anti-Soviet group? Huh? Anti-Russian? What on earth are you talking about? I don't know who Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is. - no comments.Xx236 07:00, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Under what authority?[edit]

Debivort,

You recently placed a comment under my discussion section in regards to my updates to the "lingzhi" wiki subject which you deleted. I basically have 2 questions and 1 general commment:

1) Under what authority do you regulate the inputs? Do you work for Wiki?

2) An existing external link also offers products. What are the reasons this link can exist and not mine? I also offer an abundance of additional information on the subject and in fact, I supplied many useful references that are now part of the permanent references section.

So far this seems to be some sort of a preferential treatment. At least, be consistent, take both of us out or leave both of us in.

I await your answer.

Reishi Essence

Request[edit]

Hi there. My name is Scott Taylor. I adding to my cast replica site: http://www.TaylorMadeFossils.com and would like to use some of your drawings. please let me know if that is ok. Thanks Scott scottaylor@hotmail.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by Scottaylor (talkcontribs)

Dinosaur[edit]

If Birds are included with Dinosaurs on the Dinosaur page, than why does it say "Dinosaurs were"? It would make sense if it said, "Non-Avian Dionsaurs were" or "Dinosaurs are"! Also it would make sense if the fossil rage would say Trassic to the Present, if it included Birds!-westvoja

Thistlegorm train parts[edit]

I have added the biggest, uncompressed version that i have. The remaining "artifaction" is in fact plankton. Around the wreck visibility is quite poor, the current doesn't help. I have also added the original version without the red filter in the hope that someone with a better filter/program can help improve it. Any further comments would be welcome. Thanks Woodym555 12:50, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Stop spamming[edit]

Debivort If you continue spamming Wikipedia, as you did to Lingzhi, you will be blocked from editing.

Let the real administrator handle...ok?[edit]

Debivort... Stay in your little world and let an administrator handle the situation on lingzhi ok? I am in contact with one. Don't interfere any further. Your threatening memos make me laugh. Save yourself some time. You are selectively allowing some external promotional site links to appear. One would wonder what interests you have with them.

Mammatus cloud image removal[edit]

Hi Debivort I was wondering why you removed Image:Cloudzzzzzz.jpg from the Mammatus Cloud article. I didn't see any notes about fair use and it looked like a good picture. I'm not challenging or anything just curious. Thanks! Zero sharp 07:40, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

sorry I answered my own question. mea culpa Zero sharp 07:41, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Debivort,

The image Cloudzzzzzz.jpg DID show mammatus formations on the top right of the image. I have uploaded a closer photo that I had taken. If you still don't think that they are mammatus, then you need to read up on them. The images certainly show more mammatus then the "stretched out mammatus over tulsa" image....

Chrisg21090

Oops... I meant Milwaukee, not Tulsa. That one definately shows mammatus formations. And thanks for the fast reply! I am happy that the closer, more detailed image was a great use to the encyclopedia.

Reishi links edit[edit]

Hi Debivort, I wanted to discuss your removal of the www.vermontmushrooms.com link from the reishi wiki article because I belive that the link I posted goes along with the aims mentioned in both the Conflict of interest and External links pages of the wikipedia. Specifically, "When an editor disregards the aims of Wikipedia to advance outside interests, they stand in a conflict," however the above link helps "the purpose of Wikipedia to produce a neutral, verifiable encyclopedia" since despite being hosted by my site the information contained on that portion of my site is completely controlled by the people maintaining the HerbMed database. They charge a membership fee for people to access this database to help cover their costs, but since I believe it is important to get more unbiased information about medicinal mushrooms out there my company pays for them to provide free public access to specific medicinal mushroom records off of our site but we do not control the content at all in an effort to clearly differentiate our own interests from the interests of unbiased research and information. With that said since I added my link (a long time ago) now the linking policy has added "You should avoid linking to a website that you own, maintain or represent, even if the guidelines otherwise imply that it should be linked. If the link is to a relevant and informative site that should otherwise be included, please consider mentioning it on the talk page and let neutral and independent Wikipedia editors decide whether to add it." Which I can totally respect since there is a lot of pretty biased information out there and a lot of people just trying to grab links.

So my reason for including the vermontmushrooms.com link was because I think it should be included based as a site "that contain(s) neutral and accurate material that cannot be integrated into the Wikipedia article due to copyright issues, amount of detail (such as professional athlete statistics, movie or television credits, interview transcripts, or online textbooks) or other reasons." Please take a look at it and discuss this with other wiki members and myself.

Thank you, David Demarest (reishidave)

Chrisg21090

Image:Polyphemus moth (debivort).jpg[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Debivort,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:Plegadis falcinellus (aka) background blurred.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on September 2, 2007. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2007-09-02. howcheng {chat} 02:03, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Correlation[edit]

Hi Debivort

Thanks for continuing deleting the addition, 'However, Guang Wu does show how to deliberately make the correlation coefficient be larger than unity.' However, this remark is fully referenced in international peer-reviewed journal, which as all international peer-reviewed journals, has strong and strict reviewing process.

I really wonder why you do not read the reference before deleting, and the paper can be obtained by emailing postmaster@dreamscitech.com, as you know that the paper is copyrighted, whose contents cannot be put here.

Regards

Hongguanglishibahao

Fossil collecting[edit]

Re: the edit summary. No worries. But that article really needs some help, since Wikipedia is not really the place for information like that. Katr67 00:32, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Heterochromia[edit]

Another editor has offered a source on David Bowie on the talk page, and I wondered whether you'd be willing to have a look at it and see what you think. You're familiar with the list, you seem to have pretty good horse sense, and I don't want to rule on it by fiat. Thanks, -Hit bull, win steak(Moo!) 02:02, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

...[edit]

I haven't made any edits on Wikipedia. I suggest you check your facts before I report you to the FCC. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.210.111.100 (talk) 02:53, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

FPC[edit]

Hi, thanks for commenting on my recent FPC image. I have completely fixed the tilt that you and other users talked about, with edit2. link to the discussion. -- Ynhockey (Talk) 20:56, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Sorry[edit]

I am extremely sorry. I didn't make that edit intentionally. That day I was inverting vandal edits using TW script and made few mistakes while using the script. I hope it won't be repeated again. Kind regards, Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 11:35, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks :-) . Regards, Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 14:10, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Lambeosaurus[edit]

Hi, Debivort;

I was wondering if you add a 15 m lambeosaur to the scale diagram, perhaps with a scale bar or graph as well. Thanks! J. Spencer 13:52, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Oh, how I wish...[edit]

...someone would find a friggin' source for Mila Kunis already. Keerist. -Hit bull, win steak(Moo!) 13:17, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

3 cheers for debivort.............[edit]

3 cheers and a bronze wiki for Debivort for their kickass Hadrosaur family tree! cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 02:21, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

...and to top it off the connection was insanely slow...but seriously, fantastic work :( cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 02:43, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Mammatus clouds[edit]

Hello, Debivort, I added 2 images of mammatus clouds I took tonight in San Francisco. In my opinion they are interesting, because San Francisco is very unusual place to see these clouds. If you believe the images should not have been added to the article, please let me know and I'll remove them. I've also noticed Kondensstreifen-1.jpg in Mammatus clouds gallery. In my opinion this image has nothing to do with mammatus clouds and should be removed from the gallery. I'd like to know what do you think about this? Thank you.--Mbz1 03:02, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

    • Thank you for the response. I'm not sure how mammatus clouds form in San Francisco. They are extremely rare here. I saw them very few times and none was associated with any thunder storm activity (we have a thunder storm in SF once per year and not every year). Yesterday I saw the patches of Mammatus and drove to the Bay. They were moving with other clouds sometimes getting dissolved in them and then coming back. The clouds were moving rather fast, but there was not much wind on the ground. It was relatively cold in San Francisco. I'd rather you remove the contrail image yourself. Why am I blanking my talk page? It is a very, very long and very boring story. I'll try to avoid blanking my talk page in a feature. Thank you.--Mbz1 13:39, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Steller's sea eagle[edit]

The information about the steller's sea eagle as the third largest eagle in the world having an avearage weight of 6.8 kg or 15 lb is incorrect or totally different to the next paragraph to the description of the bird. which are as follows;

"The typical size range is 86.5-105 cm (34-41 inches) long and the wingspan is 203-241 cm (6.8-8 feet). On average, females weigh from 6.8 to 9 kg (15 to 20 lb), while males are considerably lighter with a weight range from 4.9 to 6 kg (10.8 to 13.2 lb)."

It should be the HEAVIEST and not the other wa y around. PLEASE check carefully! It's very confusing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Informaticz (talkcontribs) 11:54, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

sea urchin[edit]

Hello,Debivort . I added SeaDSC01286.JPG to sea urchin article. I believe you have removed it in the past, but it is the only image at Wikipedia, which shows sea urchin anus. I've changed the description of the image and explained what the ball is.I remember, how long it took to find out what that ball was for me. That's why in my opinion the image adds value to the article and is very much encyclopedic. If you believe otherwise, please, remove it once again and I will never put it back in again.Thank you.--Mbz1 22:44, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

    • Hello, de Bivort. Thank you for the response. Once my husband and me snorkeled at Madagascar. There were many of everything and most of all sea urchins. My husband and me got separated and when we met again, he told me: "Sea urchins looked at me and shot me with their needles." I explained to him that sea urchins have no eyes. "Then what are those spheres?" - my husband asked. I did not know. When we got home, I tried to find the answer at the NET with no success. Then I posted one of the pictures on diving photo forum and somebody explained to me what it was. After this I saw and photographed many different kind of sea urchins with anus seen. Thank you.--Mbz1 01:22, 19 October 2007 (UTC)


purple-brown & purple-black spore print colors needed[edit]

Your mycomorphbox thingie is very cool. We need a purple-brown and purple-black as spore print colors. If you do this, then somebody could update psilocybe azurescens to have purple-black sprore print. cheers, erasurehead —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.52.164.48 (talk) 14:51, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Surfer FP nomination[edit]

Hello, de Bivort,
I've changed the caption in Surfer. Do you believe it is satisfactory now? Thank you.--Mbz1 23:02, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Template mycomorph and caution[edit]

Hi. I'm here because your name was on the template page, and I don't know how to alter a template or where the template talk page is. I tried to edit Laetiporus to change the edibility parameter in the mycomorphbox, but when I made it "caution", the box displayed "not recommended". I expected it to say something less negative, like maybe "caution"? It turns out that this mushroom can make you pretty sick, and the article says so, but the box says "edible" with a smiley face. A person who didn't read English so good might see the smiley face and chow down. It seems to me an additional category is needed so we can display something between "edible" and "not recommended", maybe "caution". I don't want it to read "not recommended"; so many people apparently eat it, and the article says so, that there would be a sort of credibility conflict. "Caution" would give them pause without sending them packing. "Edible" is a dangerous half-truth.
While I'm here, I should mention that the {{mycomorphbox-missing}} box at the bottom of the template page has a misspelling in it: "Mycomophbox". --Milkbreath 23:37, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

I put this comment on the template talk page and fixed the misspelling in "mycomorphbox-missing", so, never mind. --Milkbreath 11:45, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Picture submission for Peer Review[edit]

I stumbled across image and it seemed pretty good to me, but seeing as I am an IP I can't submit it either to FPC or Peer Review, and since I found you to be a pretty sensible user from what I've seen in the FPC (and seeing as I don't know anyone here.) so I decided to ask for your opinion, and if you agree with me to submit the picture to the above mentioned projects. Thanks. --84.90.46.116 19:47, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. Right now, I'm trying to learn about the basics of wikipedia and get accustomed to the community here before I decide to make an account, I'll probably be comfortable enough with the mechanics and rules in week or so and then make an account - and the only problem with the anon submission is that I can't create subpages for the submission ;). Also, thanks for pointing out that it had been nominated before, and tell me how I could know - I had no idea it was even possible. xD --84.90.46.116 20:28, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Portrait of a Turkish Woman[edit]

Hi, this is a plea for you to support the nomination of my photo as a featured picture at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Portrait of a Turkish Woman! If you could I would be very grateful, Kitkatcrazy 16:55, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Finnaly registered the account ;)[edit]

From this point on, 84.90.46.116 will be known as the Mad Tinman XD. If you're still interested in the adoptee program thing I'd be quite honoured to be your first adoptee XD. Cheers. --Mad Tinman 14:35, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Hehe, thanks for the boilerplate-yet-warm welcome XD. --Mad Tinman 17:17, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Sounds good, and thanks XD. I'll be sure to have plenty of questions for you when exploring the wiki :) Cheers.--Mad Tinman 17:19, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Could you check out Sónia Araújo and tell me what you think? I went and rewrote what was already there, added an infobox and researched and wrote a whole new section. Cheers. --Mad Tinman 19:59, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
You did guess correctly, I'm a native portuguese speaker ;) I have a pretty good grasp on english, but my practice with it is relatively limited - guess being around wikipedia for a while will help XD. I'll go work on those minor issues you stated, and let you know when I'm done. Cheers. Mad Tinman 21:07, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Gone and done the changes, I re-wrote that final sentence and integrated it into what it seemed to be a more adequate location mid-text (also dealt with the others). Cheers. Mad Tinman 21:17, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Can you direct me to the template for articles needing sources cited? I found a very poorly referenced article, but don't know the template ... Cheers. --Mad Tinman 19:05, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! Used it for Mariza, a portuguese Fadist - article was pretty well written, but lacked an infobox and proper sourcing, it also had a bunch of peacock terms which I removed - if you could swing by and compare the latest version with the previous one and give me an opinion, I'd be much appreciated (no rush though). Cheers. --Mad Tinman 19:31, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
I've gone ahead and done those changes, and that infobox looks alot better. I also didn't know there were guidelines for the external links, thanks for pointing that out XD. Cheers. --Mad Tinman 19:51, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
I've added a lot of content and sourcing to the Praxe article, and if you could give me your opinion of it it'd be great. No rush though, it's probably my biggest edit so far. I'm going to work on getting some free license images of the praxe events, but it's difficult as photos are forbidden by praxe regulations. Cheers. --Mad Tinman T C 19:25, 2 November 2007 (UTC) (PS: Customized my signature XD)
I must admit, not even to me those make sense! I'll go fix them right away - also, thanks for the correcting those typos and errors - much appreciated. I'll get back to you once I've fixed those more problematic bits. Cheers. Mad Tinman T C 21:05, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
Gone and rewrote those broken paragraphs - didn't solve any of the minor edits though (Will do it at a later point, or someone else will, who knows, hehe). Tell me what you think. Cheers. Mad Tinman T C 21:18, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Weil[edit]

Hi, Weil's speculation about lunar energy can be found in chapters 7-9 of his Marriage of Sun and Moon: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Consciousness. (1980) (2004 rev.). While the actual quote(s) are from ch. 8. I'm adding the book to the ref. section now. Hope that addresses your concern, if not, or for anything else, just let me know. :) Azi Like a Fox 19:36, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

No problem. Good call on the move, debated putting it in that section myself. Later. Azi Like a Fox 19:50, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Mushroom categories[edit]

Hi. I see that people are fixing all the categories for the mushroom articles. I have been changing Category:basidiomyces to Category:Agaricus for example, should I instead be adding the second category and leaving in the Category:basidiomyces? I thought that since Agaricus is in the category basidiomyces, that it didn't need the seperate Category:basidiomyces.

Thanks

Alan Rockefeller (Talk - contribs) 22:19, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

I'm going to move this conversation to WP:FUNGI since I have no idea! de Bivort 23:01, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Mira nomination[edit]

Hello, Debivort, After your vote we've got 2 more versions. Could you please specify what version of this nomination you've weak supported. Thank you.--Mbz1 20:24, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thank you for quickly noticing and reverting the vandalism of my user page. Hgilbert 18:18, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Admin?[edit]

I don't suppose you're an admin and you can rollback the frugeble links spammed across a variety of pages? WLU 23:35, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Please do not add inappropriate external links to Wikipedia, as you did in John Draper. Wikipedia is not a mere directory of links nor should it be used for advertising or promotion of this story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside down. Now I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there, I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air.

In West Philadelphia born and raised, on the playground is where I spent most of my days. Chillin' out, maxin', relaxin' all cool, shootin' some B-Ball outside the school. When a couple of guys, who were up to no good, started makin' trouble in my neighborhood. I got in one lil' fight and my mom got scared, she said "you're movin' with your auntie and your uncle in Bel Air".

I whistled for a cab and when it came near the license plate said "fresh" and it had dice in the mirror. If anything I can say this cab was rare, but I thought "now forget it. Yo homes, to Bel Air!"

I pulled up at the house about seven eight, and I yelled to the cabbie "yo homes, smell you later". I looked at my kingdom, I was finally there, to sit on my throne, as the prince of Bel Air. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.111.158.78 (talk) 10:28, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Frugetable[edit]

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Tugboat diagram[edit]

I re-drew the captions on the tugboat diagram here. Do they render correctly for you now? Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 22:09, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

I regrouped the titles and raised them to the top layer, I hope this works. The edit is Image:Tugboat diagram-en edit3.svg. Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 22:32, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Tortoise FPC[edit]

Hi Thanks for your vote at FPC. I just wanted to inform you that two users have uploaded edited versions of the image. Would you please see them and perhaps reconsider your vote? Regards, Muhammad Mahdi Karim (talk) 14:55, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Debivort,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:Mulberry Street NYC c1900 LOC 3g04637u edit.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on December 19, 2007. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2007-12-19. howcheng {chat} 18:10, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Marasmius image[edit]

Hello Debivort, could you say why you think that this picture is of a Marasmius? Do you know a particular Marasmius species which looks similar? Regards, Strobilomyces (talk) 21:15, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Vatnsskarð_pass_to_Varmahlið.jpg[edit]

Image Copyright problem

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fixed. de Bivort 05:21, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

What do you...[edit]

...want me to ask with that? —αἰτίας discussion 22:00, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

lack of wiki activity of late[edit]

for a while now, i haven't been dedicating myself to wiki due to personal issues that consume large amounts of my time. just figured i owed you the explanation ;). Cheers. --Mad Tinman T C 00:54, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

thanks XD I'm still dealing with em, but yeah, things will be fine ;) merry Christmas and a happy new year! --Mad Tinman T C 20:48, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Possibility[edit]

Is there a possibility that Fenis Castle can be made larger? If so, would you be willing to help out with it. Its a nice pic. Redmarkviolinist (talk) 05:57, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

It is the original picture. Redmarkviolinist (talk) 16:44, 20 December 2007 (UTC)
I have the original (the only thing I have changed is lighting, sharpen, etc.). If there is no hope of bypassing this rule, how would I go about expanding it? Redmarkviolinist Drop me a line 02:23, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

translation[edit]

Hi! I tried to translate this template (mycomorphbox) into Bavarian, but I'm not an Expert in creating templates ;-( So I dont want to explore the wheel as new and I need help to make your template, maybe, "international". I had the idea, to genereate variables which transform the national wording into the English. Is this possible? Example: hymeniumType is an Expression used in English, we call it something like "Fruchtköapa". I want to translate this inside of the template, take the Bavarian Expression from the Article. Do yout think this is possible? it would be great to do this, cause everybody can use this template in every language and its much more easier to control the updates. can you help me? thx 84.151.75.165 (talk) 23:25, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Series of tubes[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Image:Marmot-edit1-cool.jpg[edit]

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What are you doing?[edit]

Please stop messing with the sections at Talk:Gliese 581 c. de Bivort 04:46, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Are you insane? I was obvious what was being done. You even deleted the complete explination of what was going on and the consenus to get away with what you did. There was nothing deleted. There is a horrible amound of redundant talk distributed all over. This was only a sort. I will spend another full day if I have to to restructure the 58+ plus entries into something more coherent and less contractictory and redundant. Nothing has been or will be deleted, I was in the middle of this and it took me all day and I was almost done. You have no idea. I swear. - 04:54, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

A favour[edit]

Hey, I have a cool idea for an award and I need to make use of your graphic abilities. I need some form of flaming wiki-thingy. Either something like the golden wiki on a black background and all flame coloured with flames coming out the back or some other WP symbol with the same. My draft page has the beginnings of it...cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 23:39, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

happy Mango season[edit]

my cunning award plan.. cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 05:39, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
A pressie is a present, like breakfast is brekkie and mosquitoes are mozzies and the TV is a telly etc. PS: Award looks terrific -thanks! cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 07:35, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Coors mountain.jpg[edit]

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Bah.[edit]

Bah. Mmmk? Bah. Don't make the troll gates open. Just quietly revert the edits. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.111.160.167 (talk) 11:45, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Benjamin Franklin[edit]

Greetings, fellow Wikipedian. As the heading above suggests, I am here because of your recent move of a cleanup template I have added to the article of Benjamin Franklin. Although I do admit that they are often not useful to a casual reader of Wikipedia, article message boxes do have a raison d'être: to notify editors of an article's deficiencies, so that these can be quickly identified and rectified. These templates have been specially designed for the mainspace, and not for talk pages—something that can also be inferred by the boxes' style, as talk page templates have a uniform colour, usually a certain hue of cream or ochre (I am unfamiliar with the nomenclature).

I hope that you agree with me on the fact that the article's intro is too long, and that this situation must change, as long intros are unhelpful to the readers. I added the cleanup template because this is what is supposed to be done: when one cannot fix something, they ought to bring it to other people's attention. Talk pages are not regularly accessed by by-passing editors, and one should not forget about anonymous users as well. The faster the problem is fixed, the sooner the reason for the template's inclusion will be gone. As these templates do have their disadvantages, I have decided that, from now on, I shall try to contact the relevant WikiProjects and give them some time to correct the problems in question before I add the tags. However, this does not mean that tagging is something to be avoided; after all, everybody knows that Wikipedia is a project under construction, and that this is an integral part of the project's character. I hope that you understand this.

I shall remove the template from the talk page and give you one week to do whatever you see fit to improve the article's introduction. If the lead is still in an unacceptable state on Thursday next, I will re-add the tag, on the basis of the arguments stated above. I know that this looks like a deadline, but I firmly believe in the soundness of my position. And this shall be my policy from now on.

I hope that we can come to a agreement on this otherwise trivial matter. Happy New Year, by the way. Regards, Waltham, The Duke of 13:25, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

[moved here from User talk:The Duke of Waltham]
Hello - I think you'd better go ahead and re-add the tag to the main article now, as you said you would in a week. I doubt that without a tag anywhere the intro will be shortened. That said ... why do you think the tag can only work in mainspace? Doesn't it accomplish its goal of harassing editors of the article in talk:space? Cheers, de Bivort 19:07, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
I have moved the conversation here, so that it will be whole and intelligible. The truth is, articles are visited thousands of times more often than talk pages. Whereas all sorts of readers and editors will view an article, irrespective of the degree of their involvement in the project, and while an entire network of links, categories, lists, templates, succession boxes, and even the Random Page tool can all lead any casual reader to an article (especially one about a person of so high a historic significance), talk pages are linked to from virtually nowhere, with the exception of some maintenance categories and the involved editors' "What links here" lists, which are obviously not in the mainspace (with the exception of links in article message boxes, imagine that!). Editors visit talk pages solely in order to acquire information pertaining to the editing side of their corresponding mainspace articles, be that discussions about significant edits or the list of the article's milestones. Many readers even ignore talk pages, and are right to do so too. One will probably go to a talk page only if one intends to edit that article, or otherwise utilise the information found therein in the editing process. Therefore, it makes sense to put a template where it will be viewed by all people seeing the article—including those intending to go to the talk page anyway, as relatively few people go directly to talk pages. And, as a final note, if an article does not have enough contributors to make sure that it is in good shape, its talk page is most probably similarly deserted.
I know that I did not need to analyse my point so thoroughly, but... Well, this is just me. All questions answered, I trust? I shall re-introduce the template at once. Thank you for your cooperation. Waltham, The Duke of 21:21, 3 January 2008 (UTC)


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Something leftfield and creative[edit]

No-one's thrown up a Featured Article Candidate yet for the last award but I had another idea for wiki-immortality. An award for getting a Vital Article/Core Article up to FA standard - the graphic could be some trippy design incorporating, say, a heart and that wiki-jigsaw piece or something, red and maybe with blood vessels on it, though maybe that's too ghoulish. Folks liked the other design BTW. Lemme know what you think. cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 06:15, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

WP:FPC[edit]

I'm a little confused by your comments here and here; I don't participate in FPC often, but I'm still sort of confused.   jj137 20:35, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Aah, yes, that answers my question. Thanks.   jj137 23:57, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Space Shuttle Discovery[edit]

Please take a look at Space Shuttle Discovery, for FPC. Will you reconsider? - Ohmpandya We need to talk...contribs 01:51, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Mars FP[edit]

Hi Debivort, I've uploaded an alternative picture of the Cape St. Vincent site on Mars for an FP nomination. It basically shows the same site in much greater scope. I'd appreciate if you'd check it out at the nomination page. Thanks!—DMCer 17:59, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

'Tis been a while[edit]

Like the title says, it's been a while. Slightly more active now, doing tidbits of editing here and there (mostly cleanups and style changes and such. ). I had an idea while surfing around tho, and it was to go to commons and search for good pictures the extinct in the wild articles without any. This fell short, however - but I came across [3] which seemed like a very good pic for Albinism, perhaps good enough to be featured. Then it hit me tho, that I have no idea if there's any particular way to transplant that image from commons to here, so, I decided to ask. Cheers. --Mad Tinman T C 22:55, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

travels[edit]

Hey deBivort! I just went to yor userpage for the first time and noticed the cool Image:User_debivort_travels.png. Did you manually draw that? Or did you use GPS traces? --Dschwen 13:45, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

FP Nom[edit]

Hi Deb, thanks for taking care of the nomination. I've uploaded the high resolution versions for the two ceratopsian posters over the low res one. The species are actually in order from left to right and from up to bottom in chronological order (see the faunal stages). Phylogenical trees are a little bit tricky and they tend to change with new discoveries. I've tried to do that but could not come up with anything satisfactory. Cheers. ArthurWeasley (talk) 07:02, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Loch Lomond waterline (picture)[edit]

As per your comment, I have now replaced the earlier (1,280×800) version by the full version (2,272×1,356). --AlisonW (talk) 17:56, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Ceratopsian poster[edit]

CeratopsiaI BW.jpg
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, Image:CeratopsiaI BW.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. MER-C 11:01, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
Good work, Deb. Thanks! :D ArthurWeasley (talk) 16:41, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Lambeosaurus hands[edit]

  • Hi, could you change the hands on this[4] drawing, per this[5]? Funkynusayri (talk) 16:11, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

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starcraft professional competition[edit]

The sections that I removed are poorly written, heavily biased, inaccurate, and need to either be deleted or completely rewritten. They certainly are not up to the standards in the rest of the article. Since I do not have time to rewrite them currently, I chose to delete them rather than mislead unwary readers. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 140.180.154.144 (talk) 19:20, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

No information > bad information. If you have no expertise in the topic, then please do not advise others on how to edit the article. All the statements are absolutely fallacious and FBH does not even warrant being mentioned with all the other players on the list. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 140.180.154.144 (talk) 21:20, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for improving them. The entries are much better now, but still carry heavy bias and contain inaccurate information. For example, "Nicknamed 'Carrier Master'". I have never heard anyone even use that term. If anything, he is called "Bird Toss". "[Stork] plays currently on the Samsung Khan team where he dominates in the league". In what sense does he dominate? He has not won first in a single individual league and statistically is not the best player in team league "[FBH is] Well known for his micro control" is not even a true statement. He has solid play overall, but his micro certainly does not stand out. Also, his significance pales to the other players on the list in the sense that he has not accomplished much or done anything else to greatly influence the professional scene. Furthermore, the players should be entered in roughly chronological order based on when they first became famous, while Stork and FBH were inserted without regard. Also, do you plan on updating the rankings each month? Quality is more important than quantity. If the entries are not well-written or correct, then they should not be included altogether. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 140.180.154.144 (talk) 21:53, 10 February 2008 (UTC)


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Good faith[edit]

Hi Debivort, I just noticed you invoking good faith [6] in what I perceive to be a marginal case. W.r.t. good faith, and leaving aside the issue that it the corresponding Wikipedia namespace document was downgraded from policy to guideline for unrelated reasons, to keep this short, I'd recommend you take a look at Wikipedia:Templates for deletion/Log/2006 December 22#Template:Civil1, which is just one case where it was established by community consensus that accusing the opposite side of incivility or bad faith (which I see as closely related, and I suspect others would as well) tends to polarise an issue and build walls that make it difficult to maintain a constructive discussion. Perhaps you'll reconsider your use of GF as an argument in the light of this.

Best regards,

Samsara (talk  contribs) 16:06, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Change of Opinion[edit]

A new alternative has been put up for this FPC. Perhaps a change of opinion? Dengero (talk) 23:28, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

External Links[edit]

I'd like to know why you deleted my external link enteries (Fertilizers, Kelp, B. Subtillis ect.) the page I linked them to has lots of valuble information and offers FREE telephone support to farmers, as well as education and training all over Australia and the world. (is it because i only linked to the home page?) frankiebeddington (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 21:47, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

hadrosaurs[edit]

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hadrosaurs[edit]

Hi! I really liked your evolution tree for hadrosaurs, and was hoping to use it for a somewhat scholarly paper, but I can't cite wikipedia as a reference. Is there any chance I could get your name and use that as a reference? Otherwise, if you have a suggestion for something to cite that's a little more formal than wikipedia, it would be really helpful. I'm at rumphel@hotmail. Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 205.170.15.204 (talk) 21:58, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Into the home stretch (hopefully..)[edit]

This has been sitting on my to-do list for too long, I am making a final effort on Amanita muscaria to get it to GAN then FAC at some stage..all input much appreciated...Casliber (talk · contribs) 23:04, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

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Starry Night[edit]

I'm curious where you took your pic of starry night at. I took a photo of it at MOMA recently and yours and mine are substantially different enough that I imagine of them is a fake. I've always wondered if a museum might put reproductions of particular works on display instead of originals. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.200.95.51 (talk) 17:58, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

I didn't take the photo - it was taken by another wikipedian, but I did an attempt at color ballance of it using gray points defined by other photos of starry night that were available online. How do our photos differ? de Bivort 04:17, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

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Valued Pictures Proposal[edit]

Hi Debivort. Thanks for your comments and vote when this went through FPC talk. There was a pretty clear consensus for Option 2 which involved setting up the project here. I have developed a trial version at User:Jjron/VP Trial. I have put up a discussion at PPR talk - Wikipedia_talk:Picture_peer_review#Valued_Pictures_Proposal for comments. Feel free to drop by and give your thoughts. --jjron (talk) 16:59, 17 May 2008 (UTC)


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POTD notification[edit]

Hi de Bivort,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:CeratopsiaI BW.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on June 16, 2008. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2008-06-16. howcheng {chat} 05:33, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Many Thanks, Deb! ArthurWeasley (talk) 14:53, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Photo of the San Juans from Telluride[edit]

Hey Debi, my name's Melanie. I work for the TellurideStyle magazines and was wondering if you would be interested in publishing a copy of the mountain photo, with the mountain legend, in our adventure guide. I have no idea how to get in touch with you, so if you could please send me an email my address is melanie@bushpublications.com. Thanks!71.216.72.204 (talk) 21:31, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Advice needed[edit]

Hya Debivort. I was wondering if you could tell me the procedure involved in making a new fungi spore print colour in the mycomorphbox. I have tried to cut and paste an existing code, and then changed the colour details, but it doesn't work. I see that the images are in 'Commons'. Thanks a lot.Luridiformis (talk) 12:41, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the info, but i might have to attend evening classes to learn how to do that. Also i may not live to see it finished. There have been several occasions when the spore print i need is not listed, and i tend to just mention it in the text. Thanks anyway...Luridiformis (talk) 07:27, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Sorry to be a nuisance...Some Boletus are listed in PHILLIPS as Olivaceous Walnut-Brown, and an Ochre would be good.....Cheers.Luridiformis (talk) 15:24, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

  • Ha Ha! It's just that it appears in Roger Phillips Mushrooms, quite often, and he is one of my references. He's a field mycologist, so it must be subtly different. Could you do olive/brown, i would think that should be close enough. Thankyou very much for the 'ochre'. Stay chilled.Luridiformis (talk) 07:57, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Thankyou very much...that will do many Boletus very proud. Luridiformis (talk) 16:30, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Re:Stellar quake FPC[edit]

May I ask what you mean by jpegy? And the image is not fake, it is still taken by satellite. There are plenty of other featured pictures taken by satellite. --Meldshal 01:54, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Edits[edit]

Mike Malloy did say he sent his daughter to a Christian day care during NOV-DEC2007.

Don't remove edits that you know nothing about! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.182.75.85 (talk) 07:11, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Radula diagram[edit]

Many thanks for this excellent diagram. I've extracted it and modified it for use in paleontolgy articles: increased contrast for radula and odontophore; removed labels as we've found Template: Annotated image more scalable and adaptable. You can see the result at Halwaxiid. -- Philcha (talk) 16:27, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Leaf Morphology chart/mushroom morphology chart[edit]

I would like to use the leaf and mushroom morphology charts found here at Wikipedia and want to attribute correctly. Can you help me with this? I'm working on a small field guide for wild food foragers and I think both of these charts would be very helpful.

I need to know who to attribute these to and how the attribution is supposed to read.

Any help is appreciated.

Carla R. Herrera maturehealth@yahoo.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.175.92.144 (talk) 16:49, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

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Another favour - a cool idea for an award...[edit]

OK, here's one you can go to town with. I liked the Image:Flaming-wiki.jpg so much, I thought another interpretation would be cool. I think it would be great to have an award for resurrecting or reviving old Featured Content, or the Brilliant Prose category that preceded it August 15 2001.

Now, where one could really go to town is how to alter a gold, silver or bronze wiki-jigsaw piece - cobwebs, resurrected zombie-style, 1950s 'back to the future' kitsch, 19th century look, be creative/surprise me ;). Anything that captures the idea of revival/spring cleaning/resurrection etc. Sound like fun? Cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 13:13, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Nevermind, if you're too busy or if you missed this, don't worry, it's cool, there are plenty of artists about the place to ask. Cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 13:54, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

"Meteorlogy"[edit]

Good gosh, did that typo stay there that long? How embarrassing. Guess I'd better stop (for a while) bragging about being a born proofreader. THANKS! - Hordaland (talk) 21:51, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion of Image:Amurosaurus-v1.jpg[edit]

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unitarian greetings[edit]

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Re:Comments[edit]

...at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/T-37 student pilot. Fair enough, I suppose. It was taken on a bright, sunny day. The blacks are going to be brighter and the whites are going to be a little washed out simply because of the sun. Can you assist in making tweaks to the photo? If not, can you recommend someone who can? — BQZip01 — talk 18:50, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

...yeah...I don't have photoshop. Do you? — BQZip01 — talk 18:56, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
How about the black areas? If it's a bright white jet, it is going to be FF FF FF. Thoughts? — BQZip01 — talk 19:05, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
Well, with the exception of the rivets, these are smooth areas painted over in white. There is no texture to speak of and, in the sun, extremely little variation in the coloration of the fuselage (except near the shadows). In short, I think it's fine and representative of the subject of the photo. — BQZip01 — talk 19:44, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Image of Little Italy[edit]

Hello, My name is Margaux Triplet, I've been using Wikipedia for such a long time that I forgot my former account ..

Well I have a request for you. I am studying publishing (how to edit books) and I am working on a common free project with all my classmates about Italy. A kind of little encyclopedia about Italy. I'm the author of the "Little Italy" section and i need an illustration.

The picture of Mulberry Street you've uploaded two years ago would be perfect to illustrate my section and I would like to know if I can use it FREELY (i mean without paying any taxes about copyright and authorship) because my book about Italy will be free, it's not a book that will go to libraries but a kind of "excercise" for our class, to practise before the "real world". I mean, you won't have to pay to get one, just ask one of the classmates !

If you are not the author of the picture, can you tell me who is the real author so I can ask for its free use ?

Thanks very very much by advance

Margaux TRIPLET (margauxtriplet@gmail.com)

Wikipedia:Valued picture candidates/Mushroom cap morphology[edit]

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Wikipedia:Valued picture candidates/Mushroom cap morphology[edit]

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Stupid vs. broad[edit]

Heh. I was researching zooplankton, and I was shocked to see "Zooplankton is a stupid categorisation..." I logged in to edit it, and discovered you'd beaten me to it. Thanks.CorneliusSneed (talk) 04:12, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

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FYI[edit]

http://www.nature.com/news/2009/090430/full/news.2009.422.html?s=news_rss

Used your pic. -Ravedave (talk) 22:36, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Diplo skeletal[edit]

Hey DB, somebody brought this up on another board and it prompted me to compare your skeletal to Scott Hartman's, here: [7]

Among other things, the hip is too big, should be the length of the sacral neural spines, and more rounded. The caudal verts are way too skinny, and the pose of the forelimbs makes it look like it's playing the elbows out, which was not possible. The hands also should be completely vertical. Dinoguy2 (talk) 02:38, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Well, the thing is, skeletal diagrams aren't art, they're schematics, so there's virtually no room for interpretation in a well-studied specimen. Compare any bone you like to Hartman's and if it isn't pretty much identical it needs to be fixed ;) A few more that pop up as I look at it: The feet need to be more columnar, not flattened. he scapula needs to be broader, and the femur should probably be a tad longer. The neural arches on the sacral vertebrae should be taller (they should reach about where your black outline is). The pubis looks pretty off, did you base that on a different specimen? Might just be variation. This is more biomechanical, but the shoulder girdle and forelimbs should probably be brought posterior a bit, so that the scapula covers up the first rib. I think that's about it, except maybe the posture of the tail. If you notice the joints between the caudals are slanted on yours, whereas most skeletals and mounts I've seen have them vertical. The slanting is necessary to make the tail curve at the base in yours, but it's likely the tail just couldn't do that. Oh, and the skull looks a little too elongated, you might want to squish up the posterior end and shrink the orbit. Dinoguy2 (talk) 03:42, 15 May 2009 (UTC)
What did you use as your original reference? I think Scott copies his bones directly from published figures in most cases, you could always go that rout for the problematic elements in yours. I believe he has a tutorial up somehwere but I can't find it... Dinoguy2 (talk) 16:17, 15 May 2009 (UTC)
Also, I wonder how much you CAN actually mimic a copyrighted diagram. Aside from the black outline, the bones themselves are a known data point with no artistic interpretation. I wonder how people deal with things like graphs, etc.? Seems like that would be more a parallel. Dinoguy2 (talk) 16:20, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

GA Thanks[edit]

On behalf of WP:CHICAGO I want to thank you for your hard editorial work. Feel free to display the following userbox:

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Award[edit]

Thanks for the award. Just doing my bit to help wiki :) --Muhammad(talk) 18:45, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

FPC discussion[edit]

This page has been started to review, discuss, and propose changes to the current closure process of Wikipedia Featured picture candidates. The need for this discussion has arisen following complaints and suggestions raised at the FPC talk page in May 2009. This time I believe we are getting somewhere and would appreciate your participation. Alvesgaspar (talk) 22:56, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Delisting FP[edit]

Hello Debivort. Your bee image, File:Bee pollenating a rose.jpg, is listed for delisting for Featured pictures. You can find its entry here. ZooFari 03:25, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Adam Ant[edit]

Hello. I noticed you reverted an edit to Adam Ant yesterday, and I think you might have been mistaken. One particular user has recently started changing the name 'Marco Pirroni' to all kinds of things and it seems you reverted a correction of this. I'm sure it was just a mistake, but I just wanted to let you know about it. I've corrected it now. Best wishes, Jammycaketin (talk) 21:07, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

File:Leaf morphology no title.png Delist and replace[edit]

File:Leaf morphology no title.png has been nominated to be delisted and replaced by File:Leaf morphology no title.svg. wadester16 06:37, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

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Possibly unfree File:Hallgrímskirkja and statue of Leifur Eiriksson.jpg[edit]

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Leaf Morphology Delist[edit]

Hi. Please take a look at this. It's looking like a delist & replace, but some reviewers have requested a few fixes. Do you think you can make the changes and upload a new version? Personally, I think the misspelling is all that needs to be fixed, but if you'd like to add the suggested "Leaf Arrangements" section, go for it. Thanks. Makeemlighter (talk) 21:04, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Park Yong-Wook[edit]

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addressed. de Bivort 02:38, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Katrina images[edit]

Hi Debivort

Not used talk before so this may not work.

I'm working on an exhibition on Edinburgh for the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, I'd like to use your image of New Orleans/Katrina (on google images called KatrinaNewOrleansFlooded).

Only problem is I need it pretty big as it's being blown up to approx 2750cm at 72dpi.

Just wondered if you had it available and would be OK for us to use.

re: payment, no problem (just give us an idea of what you might be thinking), also can credit as you require.

Hope that's OK.

Just drop me a line back if you can.

Cheers

Mickannie (talk) 13:27, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Poisonous mushroom icon[edit]

Why on earth did you make it green? Green does not convey a sense of danger! I changed it to a magenta red, and strengtherned the sad mouth. Greetings, --Janke | Talk 10:32, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

  • Remember that green is "GO" and red is "STOP" in any country... "Poison green" isn't something you'd think of when seeing an icon... --Janke | Talk 07:46, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

Mycological characteristics - stain/bruise color[edit]

Hi, I was wondering if you thought it might be useful to add a bruise/stain color to the template?

Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Stripeypants (talkcontribs) 21:02, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Beaufort Scale Picture?[edit]

Hello Debivort,

i saw that you originally uploiaded a picture of the beaufort scale [1]. I'm publishing of a pretty cool Non-Profit magazine and we would like to use the picture scale 1 as a cover for the next issue, that is going to the printer end of next week.

Please check FROH! here:

http://frohmagazin.de english: http://emilymade.wordpress.com/2009/10/09/luftpost-froh/

Can you give us a hint, who got the rights for this picture? and do you know where to get a better version in higher resolution?

Thanks for your help, greetings from germany!

Micha schmidt (talk) 09:28, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Spinodon[edit]

Look, he will not just come good, he is a bored side of another wiki member who will remane un named. I managed to get the fight back onto the Topix forum and i will sort it out from there and hopefully Giga Fan wont bother Wikipedia. Spinodontosaurus (talk) 21:15, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

edits at Charles Darwin[edit]

"It is hard to think that your persistence in this effort does not reflect your own personal skepticism about evolution, and if it's the case that you don't believe it, you may want to hold off on editing the Darwin article."

Debivort, I am one of the people who is most in favour of the theory of evolution. But it is a scientific THEORY, like the theory of gravitation or the theory of relativity. It is FACTUALLY a theory.

A scientific theory is different to a "theory" as it's used in common parlance. A scientific theory is simply a model that is used to explain all known phenomena, it says nothing about the veracity of the theory.

In your example the word "correspond" is important, he's not saying it occurs for EVERY element, some of which we may not even know about, just that he realised that they 'correspond'. I'll leave it for now, but it's not correct usage of the term and Dave souza, is clearly wrong to state that what he thinks other people might think should play a part in what words are used. Anonywiki (talk) 02:07, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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  1. Park Yong-Wook - Find sources: "Park Yong-Wook" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR · free images
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Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 23:01, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Mike Malloy[edit]

Why would you remove the Mike Malloy quote, especially without talking about it first? Mike Malloy said it. It's documented. It's referenced. I can get more references for you since the quote is everywhere. It sparked controversy. You yourself said you like having a lot of quotes on his page on the discussion page. You also said (on the discussion page) we should use Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Randi Rhodes pages to compare how Malloy's should be formatted. All 3 have quotes from there show that sparked controversy. I don't see what could possibly be the problem with having this quote on Malloy's page. We can continue this discussion on Mike Malloy's talk page. Thank you. Kgromann (talk) 00:39, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Picture gone?[edit]

panorama II.jpg —Preceding unsigned comment added by 160.109.98.44 (talk) 22:12, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

AfD[edit]

Please check out: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Series of tubes (3rd nomination). Thanks. Kitfoxxe (talk) 14:07, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

you again[edit]

once gain, u do not own that article. u are lucky that all ur progamer artivles havent been deleted becaused very few of them contain ANY cites. if u dont want that to be reported then stop reverting my edits!!!!!! xx amanda —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.236.189.100 (talk) 19:29, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Potential Edit War on StarCraft professional competition[edit]

The IP is removing information, but the sources could be considered not reliable, and the people themselves may not have a large impact. I agree with you on the fact it should be kept, but I don't feel that your reverts are purely removing vandalism per se. Watch it, it might be necessary to bring this up at WP:AN3 if the IP does not try and discuss his removal. NativeForeigner Talk/Contribs/Vote! 19:47, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

User just attacked you above, which makes it a bit harder for me to assume good faith. On a more positive note the TLPD would seem to a be a reliable space for your unrefed BLPs by the way. I might get around to helping, but am quite busy. NativeForeigner Talk/Contribs/Vote! 20:55, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
The last long list section in Starcraft professional competition should probably be split off to "List of winners of professional starcraft tournaments". I might try to do so, but I'm not sure if I have the time currently. NativeForeigner Talk/Contribs/Vote! 21:09, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
Usage by other sources is the section that applies for teamliquid, not sure about the others. It's extensively cited by the korean media (at least enough to make it considered reliable) The information on wins etc is not self published per se, it is factual information, backed up by reliable sources. It could be considered a secondary source. NativeForeigner Talk/Contribs/Vote! 01:47, 5 April 2010 (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) 09:23, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

entomology[edit]

you have a point, however i thought all importances should be the same (is there a difference between top an high? Pohick2 (talk) 00:52, 2 May 2010 (UTC)


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File:Mushroom cap morphology2.png[edit]

There is a typo in one of the labels of File:Mushroom cap morphology2.png. Under Adnate, it says "gills widely attached widely". Kaldari (talk) 23:57, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Starry Night[edit]

Debivort, sorry to have to do this.... but I must for reasons you will understand. I have just left a very critical comment on Commons talk:Picture of the Year/2009/Committee about your adjustment of the Vincent va Gogh's Starry Night picture.

To put this fully in context for you, Wiki Commons has just been plagued by an editor who has used an automatic colour adjustment, and has digital enhanced more than 100 files, many of them with very destructive impact, and has uploaded the enhancements over the original. This person has also editted out cracks from frescos, and has uploaded drawings done in sepia or red chalk in black and white, over the original image. I have just corrected a very large number of these.

This drew my attention to what appears to be an ongoing problem, the colour adjustment of images, often by peole who are not familiar wih the true colours of the paint that the particular artist used. I'm sure that you edit to the Starry Night was with an aim to imporovement. Luckily, in this case the colour errors are very easy to spot, because van Gogh mixed his colours only very minimally. If you take a close-up view of the two pics that I have put side by side, You'll see immediately what I mean. Remember that with almost all old paintings you are looking at it through a slight yellow haze. That is the present state of the pic. It is always interesting to try to get back to the appearance of the pic without the layers of varnish, but if you do this, the pic ought not be presented as a primary image, but as a small, experimental reconstruction, clearly stated as such. In this cse, I must emphasise that the adjustment does not represent the image as new, because the colours are altogether inaccurate and don't show that paint as Vincent squeezed it out of the tube and slapped it raw on the canvas.

Can you draw my attention to any other adjusted pics that I ought to look at? Amandajm (talk) 01:04, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

What you are telling me sounds like a systematic way of going about it. Unfortunately, the results are not right. If you compare the details of the images in the light of the comments that I made on the page above (which I expected to connect, but it didn't) you'll see the problems immediately. The green is dumbed down. The black has turned to dark blue, the burnt siena (reddish brown with an intense colouration) has become a muddy nondescript colour, pale green and pale yellow have become indistinguishable, the clear dark crimson has gone muddy brown and the blues, which included Prussian blue, Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue and Cerulean (all clearly distinguishable in colour, not just in tone ie lightest and darkness) have all turned into shades of just one blue- Ultramarine (a bit purpler, actually).

Look here [8] Amandajm (talk) 10:15, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

That's decent of you! I'd love to replace it, but that file is currently on that list. Maybe I could, when the vote has finished. Amandajm (talk) 14:50, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

Correlation[edit]

Dear Debivort,

You deleted my link to www.modecube.com saying that it provides an in-depth example but no new insight.

I don't completely agree with that.

First of all, when I was a student, I would have loved to benefit from such a simple explanation.

Second, I would have thought that there was some new insight as the article explains where the covariance and correlation formulae come from. To me that's quite new (I've never seen why the covariance should be calculated as E ((X-E(X)) * (Y-E(Y))) before...).

May I ask you where you think I'm wrong?

Thanking you in advance, Philippe Vergnetp (talk) 09:42, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Hello, You can read the policies at WP:EL. This wasn't a clear call for me, maybe it should be included, you are welcome to restore and see what other editors say, but I thought the site went against the policy point in that it "does not provide a unique resource beyond what the article would contain if it became a featured article." de Bivort 15:56, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Debivort,

Thank you for your answer. Clearly my first point doesn't hold against this policy. I however reckon my second point may stand.

Anyway, I will do as you suggested and see what other editors say.

Best Regards, Philippe 81.144.152.66 (talk) 16:32, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:300px-Ass tilted.jpg[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

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reference to transcription networks in small-world networks[edit]

Thanks for contributing so much to small-world networks and defending it. I edited it to make it slightly easier for a nonspecialist reader. On 17 Jan 2006 you'd cited an article on the topology of mammalian transcription networks in JSBI as evidence that these networks have small-world properties. The link's now broken: "Page Not Found (ページが見つかりません)" My knowledge of the genetic topology literature in Japanese isn't up to the job of finding the article. :) I searched and found a plausible alternative reference for the same claim. Please revise if that seems ill-suited. Econterms (talk) 04:33, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

CE or AD[edit]

On the Vinland article, you titled an edit "RV, consensus is to use CE on WP." You are mistaken. Please note both you and the IP user violated the last point given in the Manual of Style. I will not revert either as there is no point in it, but in the future please keep in mind that there is no consensus, and we mustn't go "fixing" articles that have the form we don't prefer.

Year numbering systems[edit]

Shortcut:
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      • Do not use CE or AD unless the date would be ambiguous without it (e.g. "The Norman Conquest took place in 1066" not 1066 CE or AD 1066).
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      • Do not change from one style to another unless there is substantial reason for the change, and consensus for the change with other editors.

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Could you help me classify elements of a photograph?[edit]

I recently mistakenly placed the photo 'Microforest' on the Fungus page. I now realize that it goes under the Moss page, but could you help me clarify exactly what type of moss it is? I'm more of a Macro Photography person, and I'm not the best when it comes to defining the scientific elements of my shot.

Closeup shot of various types of moss

—Preceding unsigned comment added by AmericanXplorer13 (talkcontribs) 16:44, 12 November 2010 (UTC)


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Crickets[edit]

Hello. I saw you made some edits to the cricket article and was hoping you can shed some light on this strange question and perhaps add it into the article. I work at a pet store where we sell crickets. Sometimes they escape from the bin. Today, I accidentally stepped on one of these escapees and noticed a stream a red matter that appeared to have squirted out of it when I stepped on it (I didn't see it when I stepped on it, so I'm not sure whether it actually came from the cricket). I did some research, but can't find an answer as to whether it could've been blood. If crickets do produce red-colored blood (sometimes) I think it may be interesting enough to add in the article. Do you have any idea or can you point me in the direction of where I might find an answer? Thanks. Geeky Randy (talk) 02:48, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for replying. We don't gut load them very often. So I'm sure the food this particular cricket was on was tan sandy food we give them, plus clear jelly-water. Here (http://www.pangeareptile.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46753) someone mentions seeing little red droplets in their gecko's cage from the cricket; but this person is feeding CGD (Crested gecko diet, I assume is what this food stands for) which we don't carry. So I'm not sure what I saw that was red. Hmm. Geeky Randy (talk) 16:22, 13 March 2011 (UTC)
Also, here (http://www.pointsincase.com/columns/andrei-trostel/buggin-over-cave-crickets) if you scroll down to the comment section, the writer of the blog adds that he stepped on one and saw red too. So, I wonder if there are either exceptions or if that was just food the cricket had eaten. Geeky Randy (talk) 16:40, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Triceratops[edit]

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Template[edit]

Hi!

Excuse me, can't you help me, please? I made my own template - "dinobox"( with dinosaur size, diet and distribution), but I have problems with it. John Troodon (talk)

I can't display all of this data, except for the dinosaur's name. There is it:Template:Dinobox. John Troodon (talk)

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He eh, a wall of TBs. Sven Manguard Wha? 04:33, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

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Online Ambassador details[edit]

I replied on my userpage.--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 16:28, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Templates for reverted edits[edit]

Thanks for your efforts to combat vandalism. You may already know about them, but Wikipedia:Template messages/User talk namespace are useful to place on user talk pages to let them know their edit was inappropriate and educate them regarding the rationale behind your change. Most users just didn't know. In the worst case of a persistent vandal, the talk page messages lets future editors know that the user has a questionable track record and that administrator intervention may be needed. Cheers.—Bagumba (talk) 16:11, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Apologies if this came off like a template, as I consciously attempted to personalize this. In any event, you have things under control. Thanks again.—Bagumba (talk) 18:55, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

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Norse Gaels Article[edit]

Hi Debivort! I am sorry for messing up the page on Norse Gaels and It must be a Gaelic name ,but I feel that the Clan Donald should be included somewhere on the page. I'd appreciate it if you could include it somehow :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Correctus2kX (talkcontribs) 16:33, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

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Possibly unfree File:Sign at Seljalandfoss.jpg[edit]

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Nicolas Plott[edit]

I've left a message on the talk page at Talk:Nicolas Plott challenging your revert. Please feel free to stop by and engage in dialog. TechnoSymbiosis (talk) 22:55, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

Zooey Deschanel - Central Heterochromia[edit]

"RV, reference does not support heterochromia" Look at the picture of her eyes in the link. It clearly shows she has central heterochromia - blue with a thin band of golden brown on the inside. Other images are consistent with this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 115.70.126.116 (talk) 06:24, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

You are probably right that she has it - but a photo can be doctored and isn't considered a reliable source for under WP:BLP standards. Also, deciding yourself that the amount of color variation she has constitutes heterochromia, is probably WP:OR. de Bivort 15:52, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

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use of an image in a biology textbook[edit]

Hello,

I'm a freelance photo researcher and just wanted to confirm that is ok with you to use your image found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Incandescence.jpg in a biology textbook being published by Pearson Science.

You can contact me at info@wanderlustphotos.com and I can give you more information.

Best regards,

Kristin Piljay info@wanderlustphotos.com

use of an image in a biology textbook[edit]

Hello,

I'm a freelance photo researcher and just wanted to confirm that is ok with you to use your image found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Incandescence.jpg in a biology textbook being published by Pearson Science.

You can contact me at info@wanderlustphotos.com and I can give you more information.

Best regards,

Kristin Piljay info@wanderlustphotos.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wanderlustphotos (talkcontribs) 19:00, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

St Peter and St paul Rocks I think you'll find[edit]

WHO are you to revert this? http://www.google.com/search?q=st+peter+and+st+paul+rocks&hl=en&client=gmail&rls=gm&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=7PIyT7rrH8HX0QXY8LGuBw&ved=0CEAQsAQ&biw=1277&bih=664 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.96.105.230 (talk) 22:14, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Conservatism[edit]

You reverted the change to Conservatism which had been discussed and agreed to on the talk page. Would you please discuss your objections there, per BRD? TreacherousWays (talk) 18:10, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Much appreciated[edit]

Thanks for the barnstar!—Bagumba (talk) 21:03, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Series of tubes: Technical analysis[edit]

Please respond: Talk:Series_of_tubes. - 82.9.17.106 (talk) 23:31, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Source for mycomorphbox images[edit]

Hi Debivort, I've been asked at my latest FAC about the source for File:Adnate_gills_icon2.png. Was wondering if you might be able to add whatever textbook you used as a basis for this image to the source field. If you don't remember (or don't care), let me know, I'd be happy to add one instead. Thanks, Sasata (talk) 17:26, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

External Links for Telluride, Colorado replaced[edit]

While the whois information does verify the ownership assertion places as a comment under External Links, it does not mean that the external links are spam. Please take time to review the content that is added by those external links before deleting them. I agree the Town's website is previously inserted and it may be redundant to have it in external links as well, but it seems to be easily found if located in both places.

The Insertion of Telluride.com was intended to offer a website that maintains content intended to relate Telluride, Colorado to the interested reader. The content, blogs, information, events, and a web cam are intended to help someone not from Telluride, Colorado to grasp what a mountain town is like.

I am new at this and am clumsily going about trying to get this information inserted. As I see you have quite a bit of experience I am open to constructive criticism. I do have to disclose I work for Telluride Alpine Lodging, and will have to get the registration information of telluride.com corrected, and we provide much of the content for telluride.com. It is indeed a for profit venture as we rely upon visitors to Telluride to keep the lights on, but that means the content is even more important. As we all know, if a product is misrepresented people will not return, either on the internet or in person.

Now, as I said, I am open to constructive criticism and if this content does not enhance the webpage about Telluride, Colorado, I will give your opinion careful consideration.

Thank you, Karl81435 Karl81435 (talk) 21:45, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Suillus brevipes photo - not so typical of the species[edit]

Hi - Please excuse me if I'm putting this in the wrong place, but I have not edited before. I was just looking at the Suillus brevipes page, which is quite nice in many ways, but the lead photo for the species is not right. The glandular dots on the stipe are not typical of the species, and basically make S. brevipes a very unlikely identification (S. granulatus, or something in that group is more likely). Here are links to a few possible replacement photos I found on mushroom observer that are much more typical: [10] ; [11] ; [12]; [13]; [14]; (Pogon (talk) 00:31, 3 July 2012 (UTC))

(talk page stalker) Thanks for the note, I replaced the image with one of your suggestions. For future reference, you can place a query or concern like this on the article's talk page. Cheers, Sasata (talk) 00:46, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Would you be willing to review my first page?[edit]

Hello Debivort! I'm looking for a more senior author to review my first article. Do you mind checking out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drosophila_synthetica? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Progers1618 (talkcontribs) 00:41, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

Re: longer protection at talk:cladistics?[edit]

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mushroom bodies[edit]

leave that section deleted- no citations= not suitable for publicationMikecf10 (talk) 01:42, 20 November 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mikecf10 (talkcontribs) 01:25, 20 November 2012 (UTC)


Debivort- undid my last edit. Page will undergo extensive editing over next week,however. Let me know how it looks one done/suggestions. I'm trying to incorporate pertinent neuroscience information (regarding the importance of the drosophila mushroom bodies in learning and memory). That subsection will be added later this week and will include approx. 750 words. Mikecf10 (talk) 01:42, 20 November 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mikecf10 (talkcontribs) 01:35, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Talk:Dinosaur[edit]

You are a better diplomat than I am. Thanks for joining the conversation. de Bivort 06:18, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Who, me? I just think here are three intelligent, interested editors who obviously would like to help in the subject area. The disagreement is so small (it really is just a few words here and there) we'd be insane not to invite them to help out. And it's pretty obvious they do want to help.
As for the disagreement, I obviously disagree with the statement that nothing has changed since 2006, or that "it has become fashionable" to call birds 'non-avian dinosaurs'. The language changes as our understanding of science changes, just as -- as you correctly pointed out during the discussion -- Pluto went from "planet" to "dwarf planet". It's a pretty solid analogy. Firsfron of Ronchester 06:46, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
Happens to all of us. Firsfron of Ronchester 06:57, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
The debate continues! ;) Firsfron of Ronchester 21:10, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

I am moving the following material from Talk:Dinosaur since it isn't really a discussion of improvements to the Dinosaur article. I was hoping to discuss how "dinosaur" is used in primary sources before you did a lot of searching, but I was obviously too late. I am formulating reflections on the matter which I will duly share here, but I have to give the matter some thought first. I do appreciate your interest in helping me understand matters. You wrote:

Because of WP:WPNOTRS (which I assumed you were familiar with) I didn't even look for primary sources. Here are some, all since 2009, all from peer-reviewed journals:
  • 12: "Birds are dinosaurs. That’s hardly the stuff of headlines any more" [15] (secondary).
  • 13: "Anchiornis huxleyi ... a basal avialan filling the morphological gap between non-avian and avian dinosaurs" [16] (primary, prestigious).
  • 14: "The first birds were simply feathered dinosaurs with respect to growth and energetic physiology" [17] (primary).
  • 15: "These results indicate that prior knowledge of the specific taxa can interfere with successful tree thinking. Student's justifications underscore the conflict they had with reasoning with the information that birds are dinosaurs" [18] (primary science education research; relevant?).
  • 16: "Birds are considered dinosaurs that passed the 65 million years ago bottleneck" [19] (primary; bird journal;1st sentence abstract).
  • 18: "Les oiseaux sont des dinosaures" [20] (secondary)
12-18 are the result of a search for the phrase "birds are dinosaurs" in Google Scholar. Here are a portion of the 2009-present results from a search for the phrase "non-avian dinosaurs" (which is still the topic, right??):
That's just from the first page of results, and I'm tired of doing data entry. You cannot deny that both phrases, "birds are dinosaurs" and "non-avian dinosaurs" are abundant in the primary and secondary peer-reviewed literature, as well as secondary sources in the lay press. It's time to consider this thread closed. If you have a specific proposal for changes to the article, present it. Until then, I'm done. de Bivort 02:09, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Some of those come up with permissions errors when I try to check them. Maybe a browser session thing, or that I'm working from a network with a site license. In either case. They are all but a couple of the links from the first page of the google scholar search for "non-avian dinosaurs" - you can figure out the details if you need to. de Bivort 02:15, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Again, I am pleased that my opinion is an object of concern. Peter Brown (talk) 03:10, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Can't we keep the discussion in one location, please? Firsfron of Ronchester 04:15, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Sure - I restored it at Talk:Dinosaur. Let's all hang out there, unless you agree that my refs are irrelevant to the taxobox image Firs, in which case we can move it here. de Bivort 04:20, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
No, I think they're relevant to the discussion at talk:Dinosaur, but even by my answering that question here, I'm splitting the conversation in two places. Eesh. Firsfron of Ronchester 04:34, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Volcanic eruption[edit]

Hi de Bivort,

Thank you again for your willingness to take on this project. To answer your questions:

  1. As hyper/photorealistic as you are able would be great.
  2. Dinosaur corpses would be good if they are real dinosaurs that are believed to have existed in India circa 60-68 million years ago when the Deccan Traps volcanic eruption took place. The idea is to depict the theory that the Deccan Traps volcanic eruption resulted in a dinosaur extinction event.
  3. My preference would be something panoramic. I like the general feel of the image I showed in the initial comment I made; the only problem is that the dinosaurs depicted don't correspond with any real dinosaurs, let alone dinosaurs that might have lived in the area at the time of the eruption.

How does that sound? Please let me know if you would like me to clarify the idea any further. Neelix (talk) 21:10, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi de Bivort,
I appreciate you taking this project so seriously. Here is a source that may clarify things: [27] If you look at the List of largest volcanic eruptions, the eruption I am thinking of is the one in the "Large igneous provinces" section which states that it "may have helped kill the dinosaurs". Think Laki rather than Cascades; the Deccan Traps eruptions were mostly fissures that were long and narrow. There were lots of them, although we probably only need one in the image. The specific grouping of eruptions I'm interested in only lasted about 30,000 years. You might wish to break up a fissure with an individual volcano or two, so long as they appear to very roughly line up with each other; from a single earthly vantage point, a fissure with a scattered individual volcano breaking it up would probably have looked like it formed a line. I'd be glad to answer any more questions if it would be helpful!
Neelix (talk) 02:09, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Hi de Bivort,
Thanks again for working on this image! How is it coming? I'm in no rush; I just figured I'd check in with you.
Neelix (talk) 15:14, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Hi de Bivort,
It's looking good thus far. Sounds like you have a good plan.
Neelix (talk) 17:06, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Hi de Bivort,
It has been a few weeks since I last heard from you, so I thought I'd send you a message. Is the image coming along well? I greatly appreciate you taking on this project.
Neelix (talk) 16:14, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
Hi de Bivort,
I appreciate your honesty. The decision is really up to you; if you think you will get around to creating this image eventually, I am content to leave the project with you. Otherwise, I would be grateful if you would refer me to anyone you think would be willing to take over the project from you. Let me know.
Neelix (talk) 19:25, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Hi de Bivort,
I'll leave it with you, then. I hope that life calms down for you soon and I look forward to hearing from you whenever it does.
Neelix (talk) 19:35, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Template Mycomorphbox[edit]

Hi, I wonder what it would entail to translate the Template:Mycomorphbox into Finnish?

I notice it on a lot of pages but the not used on Finnish language pages. If it was available I expect people would slowly start to use it more.

I found the site http://www.mycokey.com/newMycoKeySite/MycoKeyIdentQuick.html and wonder if any of their parameters would be of use to add to the template.

Idyllic press (talk) 19:00, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Ok (glacier)[edit]

FYI I've requested Groundzero that this be reopened relisted as the only oppose was by sock of a c-banned user. In ictu oculi (talk) 04:08, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Matthew Meselson[edit]

Hi Debivort, I noticed you reverted an edit on Matthew Meselson but did not notify the user. I went ahead and posted a second warning for ownership of articles to their user page. Just wanted to let you know. I've been watching this situation and will engage the user if they ever reply to the notices on their talk page. Thanks for your help with this. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  (User:Wtwilson3)  — 18:41, 5 November 2014 (UTC)


POTD notification[edit]

Hi Devibort,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Leaf morphology.svg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on December 21, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-12-21. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:17, 30 November 2014 (UTC)


  1. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaufort_scale