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Welcome to Wikipedia![edit]

I should have done this before but better late than never, right? welcome to Wikipedia! I hope you like it here and decide to stay.

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WAvegetarian(talk) 16:28, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

vandal patrol[edit]

Thanks for helping out. If you could remember to subst your warnings it would be very helpful, e.g. {{subst:test}}. It means that the code gets place directly rather than being called from elsewhere.—WAvegetarian(talk) 15:49, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Administrators Against Vandalism[edit]

This is the place to go if you to wish to report someone as being a persistent vandal. All you have to do is add the IP address of the person that you are wanting to report in the following format:

If the IP address is 123.456.789, you would write {{IPVandal|123.456.789}} at the bottom of the list. This gives the admins links to their contributions, their talk page, and some other listings that deal with location. One thing to keep in mind though is that you should only report someone that vandalized after their final warning. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me on my talk page. Good luck! --Cyrus Andiron t/c 16:10, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Your edit summary on Atheist[edit]

You said "athestists dont even belive in satin." However, I do know a few who believe in denim. :D Justin Eiler 23:21, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Personally I'm more inclined to believe in silk. But saytan is another matter. Do atheists believe in saytan with or without soy sauce? ;) --Shirahadasha 23:33, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:User categories for discussion on -isms[edit]

Hi. A user category that you are in has been proposed for deletion at Wikipedia:User categories for discussion. You are welcome to comment. Cheers! bd2412 T 02:09, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

Silverfang?[edit]

Just wondering if this user is a person known as SilverFang who has visited the Faerie sanctuary in TN? -- SatyrTN (talk | contribs) 02:36, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Well the name caught my attention :) And looking over your userboxes, I was wondering if you'd be interested in joining the LGBT WikiProject? Take a look around, and if you are, sign up - we'd love to have your participation! -- SatyrTN (talk | contribs) 02:41, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
Tennessee? -- SatyrTN (talk | contribs) 05:38, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Vandalism warnings[edit]

On a user's page, you changed my vandalism warning from a level 3 to a level 4 before adding your own level 4. It is not appropriate to do so... please next time simply add your level 4 warning after the level 3. 20:24, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Okay, no problem, accidents happen. :) Kat, Queen of Typos 22:41, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Typo fix on User talk:71.247.233.93[edit]

I see you fixed a typo in a warning on User talk:71.247.233.93. I know how to type, really I do :-p It turns out there was a a small error in {{uw-own3}} that was making whitespace get eaten by the ParserFunction. —dgiestc 17:22, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Fair Use Images[edit]

Hello. I leave you this message to prevent further disputes. I recently removed some fair use images from your user boxes. I'm afraid I cannot allow you to use copyrighted images, such as the Star Wars logo, on your user page, since this practice is forbidden in Wikipedia:Fair_use#Policy item #9. If you have any questions, please refer to the provided link for the Wikipedia policy, User:Durin's explanation of fair use image removal at User:Durin/Removal of fair use images, leave a message on my talk page, or ask other Wikipedians. Yours truly, BoricuaeddieTalkContribsSpread the love! 21:44, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Hello. This is a reply to your comments on my talk page. It doesn't matter if you didn't upload the image. You cannot use non-free content on your user page. Please refer once again to Wikipedia:Fair_use#Policy item #9. Yours truly, BoricuaeddieTalkContribsSpread the love! 23:59, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

ok I will remove it.--Fang 23 00:06, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

oh its already removed.--Fang 23 00:10, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

db-repost[edit]

A tag has been placed on EvoWiki, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done because the article appears to be a repost of material that was previously deleted following a deletion debate, such as articles for deletion. If you can indicate how EvoWiki is different from the previously posted material, or if you can indicate why this article should not be deleted, I advise you to place the template {{hangon}} underneath the other template on the article, and also put a note on Talk:EvoWiki saying why this article should stay. An admin should check for such edits before deleting the article. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Please read our criteria for speedy deletion, particularly item 4 under General criteria. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself. We welcome your help in trying to improve Wikipedia, and we request you to follow these instructions. -wizzard2k (CTD) 14:52, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Re: EvoWiki[edit]

Fixed. One of the database tables got currupted (mediawiki does that from time to time). Joe D (t) 16:24, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Please don't add your origianl reaserch on Wikipedia[edit]

Information.svg Please do not add original research or novel syntheses of previously published material to our articles . Please cite a reliable source for all of your information. Thank you. This refers to this edit. Please also do not revert changes that have been made with 100% consensus on the talk page, as you did here. — Sebastian 21:39, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

You helped choose Dwarf planet as this week's WP:ACID winner[edit]

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Thank you for your support of the Article Improvement Drive.
This week Dwarf planet was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help.

Zginder (talk) (Contrib) 02:21, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Anjajavy forest meets sea.jpg This user admires all expressions of nature. Ring tailed lemur and twins.jpg

Kevin.gould[edit]

I've also allowed e-mail for the account. They can drop me a note or use an unblock template if it is the case. bibliomaniac15 02:14, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

H. erectus[edit]

Regards this edit, though there are definitely social aspects to the post, I think the strength post could be moved out of social aspects and back into description 'cause obviously strength isn't a social aspect. Whaddya think? WLU (talk) 15:47, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Here are the changes I made, do they look OK to you? One thing I'm concerned about because I don't have the background, is the "though may have possessed proto-language" because I just don't know if it is accurate - should it be 'may have' or 'definitely did not'? WLU (talk) 15:51, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
Do you know the specific source where Mithen made the statement so we can source it? And could it actually be called proto-language or is it considered non-language? Also note, pre-language has a wikipage and can be linked, hurray! WLU (talk) 16:10, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
I stole a source from evolution of language, #14 by Ruhlen. If Mithen also has made such statements it could be added for certain, but since Ruhlen had a book rather than a wikilink to justify a direct statement it is preferred. Of course, two sources is better than one. If you can find me an ISBN, pubmed or even just article name I'll track it down using Diberry or the Geo Ref Wikifier. WLU (talk) 16:17, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
If you're not sure, I'd prefer the citation be left to the Ruhlen as that is a more certain source. WLU (talk) 16:36, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Paleolithic references[edit]

Saw your comment on Phenylalanine's talk page about Paleolithic possibly getting to good article status. I did some copy editing and formatting on it—looked good generally, but you should pick a standard way of referencing and stick with it throughout. There are quite a few different styles used, and though it is not very important to the article's content, it is something that GA reviewers look for. Thought I might let you know so you can preempt the possibility of a reviewer telling you to be consistent. --Kakofonous (talk) 23:03, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Reduction in scope of {{Template:Forms of government}}[edit]

Since you have been active on the template talk page before, I thought I would let you know that I have initiated a debate to reduce the size of {{Template:Forms of government}} here. Thanks, --Lmbstl (talk) 05:58, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
Thank you for the outstanding work you have done improving the top-importance article "Paleolithic" and shedding light on this crucial period in human evolution!! --Phenylalanine (talk) 19:56, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank you very much i am going to put this barnstar on my userpage!--Fang 23 (talk) 19:57, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Hunter-gatherer[edit]

I think I see what you're trying to say, but please explain what you mean by "parity". The citations don't mean anything unless there is a specific assertion to cite, e.g. women spend much more time engaged in such-and-such activity than men spend in whatever other activity. If you can be more specific perhaps I can be more constructive in my next revision. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Losecontrol (talkcontribs) 02:18, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

I mean that the Gender relations of Hunter gatherers (especially simple Hunter-gathers that are grouped in Bands) such as the !Kung/San and the Mbuti are usually egalitarian or at the very least are more egalitarian than the gender relations of Agricultural tribes. The author of the source i cited a professor at Harvard university Thomas M Kifer said himself in these exact words "Gender relationships are often, though not invariably, egalitarian" in the paragraph of his article/lecture [1] that describes the Characteristics of Foraging Societies, since i don’t want to add the sourced information in his exact words (that would be copyright infringement which is illegal) I made a new original sentence that conveys the same information (by using different words such as parity in place of equal or "egalitarian").--Fang 23 (talk) 03:00, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your explanation. I understand what you're saying much better now, and I completely agree. I would recommend that you mention the comparison to agricultural societies as you did above. My apologies for not understanding your original meaning. LC | Talk 04:44, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Prehistoric Hawaii[edit]

I'm assuming you intend to replace Ancient Hawaii with your subpage. You write, "due to a lack of written records from this time period, nearly all of our knowledge of prehistoric Hawaiian society comes from archeology." I'm curious where you get this strange idea, considering the rich oral history of the Hawaiians that has been passed on by people like David Malo, Samuel M. Kamakau, and John Papa I'i. —Viriditas | Talk 10:12, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Please keep up the good work. I think I see your point. For some reason, that particular statement still rubs me the wrong way. But what you say makes sense. It could probably be qualified in some way. It would be nice if you could join WP:HAWAII; then we could all be on the same page together. —Viriditas | Talk 14:42, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank you...[edit]

For reverting the vandalism to my user page. -- Roleplayer (talk) 00:20, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

HAGGER[edit]

The pagemove Hagger vandal that has been vandalising wikipedia and other wikis is also being disruptive at my sites Palaeos and EvoWiki can you (or some one else who is a checkuser) please use checkuser on the hagger usernames on wikipedia and tell me what their ip addresses are so i can block those ip addresses at Palaeos (and get someone else to block these usernames on EvoWiki since I don’t have administrator privileges there.--Fang 23 (talk) 14:39, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

I could but I'm worried about handing out IP addresses. What do the other checkusers think? Blnguyen (bananabucket) 03:20, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

I don’t know what other check users think because I haven’t asked them but however, CaribDigita has suggested here that we can slow down or get rid of the hagger/grawp vandal by notifying the people at godaddy.com by giving them an email at abuse@godaddy.com. Do you think that is a good idea?--Fang 23 (talk) 22:24, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

There's a stack of his IPs here Category:Suspected_Wikipedia_sockpuppets_of_Grawp. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:16, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

howdy[edit]

sorry to pop up out of the blue like this, but i was wondering if i could just ask you a favor - the article on Naomi Klein is pretty regularly besieged by pov editors attempting to violate WP:undue by focusing disproportionately on the minority of criticisms of her recent book while failing to acknowledge the overwhelming majority of praise. whatever one's personal feelings on the book, it's pretty inarguable that it was well reviewed by most people, which wikipedia should naturally reflect. sorry to ask you, but i've been dealing with the same people for months, and it gets pretty boring reverting the same silliness over and over. i got into a thing like this over on the ralph nader page a few months ago with a user who was later found to be a sock puppet and blocked. if you could just keep an eye on it from time to time, it would be much appreciated. i'll be posting this message on a few other user pages just in case you've got your plate full or just plum don't wanna do it. thanks Marshmellowgoggles (talk) 13:17, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

userbox relocation[edit]

Hi, just a heads-up that a userbox you have on your pages (interest in conspiracy theories) has changed location to User:Sappho'd/Userboxes/Conspiracybutnoreptoids

Cheers. Drywontonmee (talk) 07:09, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

Free Territory (Ukraine)[edit]

Your lasted edit Free Territory (Ukraine) is quite confusing. Mind clearing up the confusion?

"In practice, the Makhnoists formed a system of government similar to a republic over the area they controlled, Makhno used forced conscription and summary executions though unlike the Bolsheviks the Makhnoists rerely used forced conscription and summary executions and most Makhnoist "militiamen" enlisted voluntarily."

Did he or did he not? Or only rarely? --WhiteShark(talk) 20:35, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

To all members of the Anarchist Task Force - about improvement of the AI-Wiki-page[edit]

I have just joined the Anarchist Task Force, and I have had some problems with publishing of my Anarchist International Wikipedia page, see my sandbox http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Anna_Quist/Anarchist_International for the present version/proposal. This page needs improvements to reach Wiki-consensus, and this should be a somewhat collective project to avoid a "COI"-template. As I am new to editing here on Wikipedia I need help with the page, I hope for your cooperation with this improvement. As an introduction to this cooperation, feel free to read this note on my talk page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anna_Quist#Message_to_all_anarchists_on_Wikipedia_-_Anarchy_is_cooperation_without_coercion.2Fdestruction.2Fdeletion_-_about_the_deletion_of_the_AI-Wiki-page_and_cooperation_to_achieve_an_updated_AI-page_with_general_Wiki-consent .

Any contribution, matter of fact criticism, to give input and advice, or even contribute to new sections, will be helpful, and is much appreciated. Please join in the project...

(Anna Quist (talk) 17:07, 29 July 2008 (UTC))

Prehistoric Hawaii[edit]

Remember to submit a DYK when you go live with this article. If you need help, let me know. Viriditas (talk) 09:54, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Userboxes[edit]

How do yo do userboxes? As I would like the palaeos.org one Phthinosuchusisanancestor (talk) 15:18, 5 January 2009 (UTC)Phthinosuchusisanancestor

Hunter gatherer[edit]

Most of that information added by the anon user was cited, should I add the cited parts of that information back into this article?--Fang 23 (talk) 00:23, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi Fang, sorry for the last response. If you can confirm that source cited supports the information as presented, by all means, readd it. Cheers, Phenylalanine (talk) 03:00, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Palaeos.org[edit]

I am the person who performed most of the the Palaeos.org wiki and Evo Wiki vandalism. The original WP pagemove vandal had nothing to do with it, I was just copying his style. I am not trolling or anything, all I want to say is that I am retiring from Palaeos and EvoWiki vandalism because I was IP-banned at Palaeos and I just got bored with EvoWiki and I have a life now. I hope you and the others at the site realize the personal attacks I made were for pure shock value, not anything personal. --SuspendedFromYoutube6Times (talk) 21:15, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Hartford Meetup: We need your help![edit]

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Connecticut Meetup: You are invited![edit]

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Ethnobotany WikiProject[edit]

I recently drafted a proposal for an Ethnobotany WikiProject ... check out the project proposal for more details. I thought you might be interested due ...

Cheers! Jrtayloriv (talk) 06:44, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

I removed the project because I realized that the tasks I was envisioning for it were already covered by Wikiproject Plants. Thanks for taking a look anyway though. -- Jrtayloriv (talk) 03:34, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

File:180px-flag.png listed for deletion[edit]

An image or media file that you uploaded or altered, File:180px-flag.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Skier Dude (talk) 02:00, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Invitation[edit]

Since EvoWiki happens to be offline most of the time I created a similar wiki on Wikia. You are invited to join if you like. I should have kept this message private but you do not seem to have enebled the email feature. --EvilFlyingMonkey (talk) 08:54, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

The REAL EvoWiki is back online after a very long time!

Barnstars[edit]

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Thank you for the outstanding work you have done improving the top-importance article "Paleolithic" and shedding light on this crucial period in human evolution!! --Phenylalanine (talk) 19:56, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif Ninja stars rock!!!

You're invited! New England Wikimedia General Meeting[edit]

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Potential topics:
Sunday, April 22
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Conference Room C06, Johnson Building,
Boston Public Library—Central Library
700 Boylston St., Boston MA 02116
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You're invited: Ada Lovelace, STEM women edit-a-thon at Harvard[edit]

U.S. Ada Lovelace Day 2012 edit-a-thon, Harvard University - You are invited!
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Now in its fourth year, Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and related fields. Participants from around New England are invited to gather together at Harvard Law School to edit and create Wikipedia entries on women who have made significant contributions to the STEM fields.
Register to attend or sign up to participate remotely - visit this page to do either.
00:19, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting[edit]

You are invited to the 2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting, on 20 July 2013 in Boston! We will be talking about the future of the chapter, including GLAM, Wiki Loves Monuments, and where we want to take our chapter in the future! EdwardsBot (talk) 09:46, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

New England Wikipedia Day @ MIT: Saturday Jan 18[edit]

NE Meetup #4: January 18 at MIT Building 5
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You're invited: Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March[edit]

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You're invited![edit]

NE Meetup #5: April 19th at Clover Food Lab in Kendall Square
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New England Wikimedians would like to invite you to the April 2014 meeting, which will be a small-scale meetup of all interested Wikimedians from the New England area. We will socialize, review regional events from the beginning of the year, look ahead to regional events of 2014, and discuss other things of interest to the group. Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

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Edit-a-thon invite[edit]

Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial edit-a-thons[edit]

Adrianne Wadewitz edit-a-thons in Southern New England
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As you may have already heard, the Wikipedia community lost an invaluable member of the community last month. Adrianne Wadewitz was a feminist scholar of 18th-Century British literature, and a prolific editor of the site. As part of a worldwide series of tributes, New England Wikimedians, in conjunction with local institutions of higher learning, have created three edit-a-thons that will be occurring in May and June. The events are as follows:

We hope that you will be able to join us, whether you are an experienced editor or are using Wikipedia for the first time.

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New England Wikimedians summer events![edit]

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

Although we also aren't hosting this year's Wikimania, we would like to let you know that Wikimania this year will be occurring in London in August:

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New England Wikimedians summer events![edit]

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

Although we also aren't hosting this year's Wikimania, we would like to let you know that Wikimania this year will be occurring in London in August:

If you have any questions, please leave a message at Kevin Rutherford's talk page. You can unsubscribe from future notifications for Boston-area events by removing your name from this list.