User talk:Denny

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Welcdome to Wikipedia! I think the articles you wrote were really good. I made a couple of little tweaks, but your English is fine. I will be happy, when I am around, to keep doing the tweaks to such good work. Danny

  Thanks! *being happy because of the compliments* --denny 19:11 May 13, 2003 (UTC)

Hey, sorry for the "issue" over longest serving Popes. I put a calculation for the current Pope in the talk page... should fend off future confusion. Pakaran 01:46, 15 Oct 2003 (UTC)

Not a problem, no appology needed. -- Pakaran 15:08, 15 Oct 2003 (UTC)

Hi Danny, for your info:

Erik Zachte tried it before with much more detailed statistics, but, pitily, they weren't updated sind September 2003.
There were updated! A week ago stats for Jan 20, 2004 were available. Since the most recent server switch old stats reappeared. When all new servers are set up the stats will be refreshed again, weekly or so. Right now I don't want to bother Brion Vibber (the site admin), he has enough to do right now. Cheers, Erik Zachte 17:58, 4 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for your message. I will be busy next week. See you later. --Youssef 15:11, 22 Feb 2004 (UTC)~

You're welcome, Denny. Thank you for your kind words about my updating the multilingual statistics! I decided to do it this time in order to get some practice with tables, something I find rather difficult. I'm really glad to have made your work a little easier for this week. Thanks again for popping in to see me :-) Davidcannon 13:44, 22 Mar 2004 (UTC)

WikiProject Philosophy[edit]

Hi Denny! I noticed that you have made a lot of terrific contributions to articles about philosophy. I'm trying to organize those of us who are philosophically inclined over on WikiProject Philosophy, in the hopes of sprucing up the philosophy pages around here, and I'd like to invite you to join us. If you're interested, drop on in -- there's no obligation, I'm just trying to form a nexus and central meeting point for philosophically-minded 'pedians. Thanks, and good luck! Adam Conover 20:41, Apr 8, 2004 (UTC)


I've for long (a year, actually) been itched by the way Wikipedia-links are done with often sloppy distinctions between nationality, citizenship and ethnicity (with regard to persons) and also between nations and countries. This is particularly obvious in the case of people or entities that are denoted as German. A link to the Federal Republic of Germany is often outright unhistorical and wrong, but this has until now been the most usual.

Therefore I'm considering an article on Germans, which I've started at User:Ruhrjung/Germans. I would wish to avoid lots of edit wars. In particular, I would not wish to see the current disputes over German-Polish matters automatically extend also to this article, why I kindly ask you for comments now, in advance, in order to try to find wordings acceptable to as many as possible of concerned wikipedians.

(I hope it's unnecessary to point out that people of non-German descent who are living in Germany probably can see many things clearer than Germans themselves.=

I look forward to your comments at User talk:Ruhrjung/Germans.
--Ruhrjung 23:37, 14 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Rankings Table (Multilingual Statistics)[edit]

Denny, your RANKINGS table shows a HUGE improvement! Not only is it packed with much more useful information than before, it also looks much better. You've done a magnificent job. David Cannon 11:10, 15 Jun 2004 (UTC)

thanks. --denny vrandečić 14:26, Nov 13, 2004 (UTC)

Denny, in next ed. of your ranking be carefull, you and David omit frisian wiki, and record wrong no. of artls for welsch wiki - David now correct his table. I find this case when transform jour table - that is at all the good work - to our local polish edition of month ranking. Cheers Ency 09:27, 2004 Oct 8 (UTC)

corrected. --denny vrandečić 14:26, Nov 13, 2004 (UTC)

Nationality of Adrian IV[edit]

So was Pope Adrian IV really an Englishman? Did Englishmen exist at this moment in history. In the year 1100 in England, weren't the locals either Saxons or Normans?

-- I have no idea, frankly. But for discussing this, either choose Talk:Pope Adrian IV or Be bold and just change the article appropriately. Greetings! --denny vrandečić 21:23, Jun 18, 2004 (UTC)

This is too far outside my area of expertise to edit.

-- As it is of mine :) --denny vrandečić 19:52, Jun 20, 2004 (UTC)

Croatian flag[edit]

Would you be so kind to update de:Bild:Croatia_flag_large.png using en:Image:Croatia_flag_large.png? TIA. --Joy [shallot] 00:07, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 2000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

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Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" with "{{MultiLicensePD}}". If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know what you think at my talk page. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. -- Ram-Man (comment| talk)

Country Infoboxes[edit]

Hi, there's a new Solution E that's been proposed for the country infoboxes; I've changed my vote from the Solution D that I proposed, earlier. The new option, proposed by User:Zocky, transcludes a subpage instead of using the template mechanism for this.

See: Nepal's infobox is implemented at Nepal/infobox using Template:Infobox_Country; Tuvalu's is implemented at Tuvalu/infobox as a wiki table.

Discussion is at: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Countries

Thanks. — Davenbelle 01:53, Jan 14, 2005 (UTC)

Multilingual statistics[edit]

are you still around? The Rankings table in the Wikipedia:Multilingual statistics are quite out of date... I'm thinking about taking over the job if you don't have time/will. Have you developed some custom programs/excel sheets to automate the calculatons? It would be nice if I could avoid replicating your work :-) Alfio 22:12, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC) (please use this page for replying, since I rarely visit my English page).

Hi! I had started developing some programs too, but I was getting different numbers then yours (especially for the % growth), so I stopped :-) If it is OK for you I can use & develop your Python script... the way it is written is no problem. You may send it to my email ( puglisi at arcetri dot astro dot it ), or paste them wherever you want. With a properly written program the time required to generate new tables should be quite low :-) Thanks, Alfio 11:43, 9 May 2005 (UTC)

How many Croats are in Germany? HolyRomanEmperor 16:38, 5 November 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Wikipedians/Germany is being replaced by a category[edit]

Hello! You were listed on the Wikipedia:Wikipedians/Germany page as living in or being associated with Germany. As part of the Wikipedia:User categorisation project, these lists are being replaced with user categories. If you would like to add yourself to the category that is replacing the page, or one of the Bundesland-based subcategories, please visit Category:Wikipedians in Germany for instructions. --Angr (tɔk) 14:51, 15 January 2006 (UTC)


Check this out: [1] bunix 02:01, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Semantic Extension[edit]

I love your semantic extention and am very excited by the potential. This could take wikipedia/wiki's to a whole new level, as well as save lots of maintenance time. I want this feature added to wikipedia as soon as possible. Thanks! Chendy (talk) 12:42, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

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TfD nomination of Template:Pope[edit]

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Your untagged Meta images[edit]

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--Jusjih (talk) 22:10, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Comparison of software engineering and related fields[edit]

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This is the required warning that you have reverted the non-Thanos plot 3 times. Once more and you will have violated WP:3RR. Please discuss on the article talk page, wehre a discussion is ongoing, and please do not edit-war. --Tenebrae (talk) 23:41, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

You have made a 4th revert of material for which there is clearly no consensus on the talk page. I am alerting an admin now.--Tenebrae (talk) 01:26, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

I disagree with your assessment that I have made four reverts. Could you please point me to where you are alerting an admin, or do you try to get a decision in absentia? --denny vrandečić (talk) 08:38, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Neighouring Ukraine[edit]

Hi, you had a problem with the epithet? I don't understand. And if it's to be removed (I don't think it should), the "the" has to go with it. Tony (talk) 12:43, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

I thought it is obvious. Macedonia is not neighboring the Ukraine. Not even neighboring anything that is neighboring the the Ukraine. Or do I misunderstand something here? --denny vrandečić (talk) 14:41, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

That's true[edit]

Lalala --Casual (talk) 21:02, 10 May 2013 (UTC).

GSoC / OPW IRC AllHands this week[edit]

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Denny, I've copy-edited the text. Please check. Thank you. Tony (talk) 03:11, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

@Tony1: Thanks! It made the text much more readable. --denny vrandečić (talk) 16:50, 24 August 2014 (UTC)


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Great op-ed this week! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 17:22, 26 August 2014 (UTC)