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Classical music titles[edit]

Do you have an example of a single work which has a generic title, a true title, and a nickname? Otherwise, do you have a pair of popular classical works, one with a generic and true title, one with a nickname and true title? - Amgine 02:16, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)

I don't know if that exists (or at least it's highly uncommon). I doubt there's anything with a nickname and a true title. Usually, only works with generic titles are nicknamed. The generic and true title case happens any time there's something along the lines of, "Overture to La Forza del Destino". — flamuraiº 03:06, Dec 15, 2004 (UTC)
Hmm... I must be miscommunicating. What I was looking for was an example which would be readily understood by non-musical authors. For example, Eine kleine Nachtmusik. Also known as KV 525. And I think its generic name is Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major. I don't think it has a nickname.

- Amgine 03:58, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)

In that case, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" is a nickname. I probably need to reword that section. Any time something has a generic title like symphony, serenade, etc., any title given to as an alternative is really a nickname. The formal title would be: Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major, K. 525 ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"). The easy way to think about it is any time a title is an alternative to a generic title, it's a nickname and not a true title. As a side note, if you look on Amazon's CD listings, in the "On this CD" section (not the condensed track list), they usually get the titles right... or at least close. This example...flamuraiº 04:14, Dec 15, 2004 (UTC)

Em dashes[edit]

Thanks for the tip on em dashes in Wikipedia. This is different from other style guides I have been used to, but I will be glad to change. Ksnow 09:58, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)Ksnow

No problem. Like I said, there's not really one consistent style. The idea is just stay consistent within the article. I actually flip-flop between the different styles myself... can't settle on one. — [[User:Flamurai|flamuraiTM]] 10:54, Dec 20, 2004 (UTC)

Re: Graphs[edit]

Haha, I used a program that I wrote myself in .NET that has nice antialiasing, which is something missing from professional packages like Mathematica, and indeed, Maple. It's not very complete, but I'll let you know if I do any more work on it (I'm a little hesistant to release it publicly at this early stage). Cheers. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Enochlau 09:31, 21 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Sigs[edit]

The new version of MediaWiki has changed the way that signatures are rendered, so you need to go to your preferences to stop spurious characters appearing. You can do this by ticking 'Raw signatures' or by removing the [[User:Flamurai| from the beginning of your sig and the ]] from the end. Cheers, Noisy | Talk 20:24, Dec 30, 2004 (UTC)

It should already be fixed. – flamuraiTM 20:26, Dec 30, 2004 (UTC)

Erp. Sorry.[edit]

Got at least carried away and overwrote your corrections to the Bernstein page. I know I hate that when it happens to me. I'll stay off when someone's doing needed editing work in future. Sorry 'bout that!! Schissel - bowl listen 05:08, Jan 8, 2005 (UTC)

No problem. The wiki software is on the fritz right now. Not everything is showing up in the page history. – flamuraiTM 05:12, Jan 8, 2005 (UTC)

Super Categories[edit]

This category/supcategory thing needs some rethinking. As I see it, the general rule that "if something is in a subcategory, it shouldn't also be in the supercategory" often does not make sense. Sometimes the subcategories mark clear distinctions between things, but sometimes the subcategories are just unimportant attributes imposed on the category. I'll give you some examples that make sense:

Category:Musical theatre has two subcategories; Category:Operettas and Category:Musicals, both of which have all the articles about individual works of Musical theatre. This makes sense because:

  • There is very little overlap between Operattas and Musicals, they are almost distinct categories
  • Most people looking for a list of works would find this distinction helpful.
  • The distinction that makes the subcategory is intrinsic to the category, not just a randomly chosen attribute. For instance, the works could be in subcategories that intead of using Operetta and Musicals could have used the year they were composed. This would not be very helpful for someone looking for a list of musicals.

Category:Musicals has the subcategory Category:Musical films. This is a trickier situation. Some of the articles in Musicals are in both categories. For some titles there are seperate articles for both the movies and the theatre productions. This makes sense because:

  • If Wikipedia were complete there would be seperate articles for both
  • The films almost always come after the theatre productions

An argument could be made for making Musical Films a subcategory of Musical Theatre instead of Musicals but it doesn't really matter.

Some categories do not work so neatly. An example which is really bothersome is Category:Film directors which has the subcategory Category:Film directors by nationality which has 28 subcategories. It does not make sense to have each director only listed in a subcategory by nationality. The nationality of the director is interesting, but not all that important. Some directors start in one country and move to another. I have no problem with there being categories for directors by nationality, but I think ALL of them should also be in the directors category. The reason for this is:

  • Having them in both categories makes it easier to find a director if you know his nationality, and MUCH easier if you don't know his nationality.

Which brings me to bridges. Whether a bridge has a toll or not is not all that important, and the attribute does not instruct the reader to notice something important about bridges. If you want to see the articles about the bridges in New York City, why should you have to look in two places?

The notion that articles should not be listed in categories and subcategories strikes me as an artifact left over from libraries. The beauty of hypertext is that things can be linked many ways, not just organized on shelves. Why can't things be in multiple categories? I'd like to see ALL the bridges in New York State listed in Category:Bridges in New York. This makes it easy to see a list of all the bridges in a geographical region, and also the subregion.

I'd like to open up this discussion to more people. If you noticed, I just made the change for bridges in New York City. I'd like to do it for bridges the rest of the world, film directors and some other categories, but I know I need the consensus of everyone else. Where do you suggest I post this? Thanks, Samuel Wantman

I would suggest Wikipedia talk:Categorization. – flamuraiTM 01:22, Jan 31, 2005 (UTC)


Honestly, I think you should propose this as a software enhancement rather than having editors add things to their supercategories. There should be a way on a category page to list everything in that category and all its subcategories. That would avoid this issue altogether. – flamuraiTM 01:26, Jan 31, 2005 (UTC)
That wouldn't work. Sometimes it makes sense to have things listed only in subcategories (The theatre example above). Sometimes it doesn't (Toll bridges in New York City) Samuel Wantman 01:43, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Conditionals in template[edit]

I answered your request on WP:VP. _R_ 12:40, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)

CSS instead of meta-templates[edit]

I like your idea. To this affect, I think you should add a section to Wikipedia:Meta-templates considered harmful#Alternatives which highlights your idea. Alphax (t) (c) (e) 07:37, Feb 7, 2005 (UTC)

Cannabis rescheduling[edit]

  • A topical comment: The sidebar is huge. I would suggest either restyling it so it's less obtrustive (I can do that if you want me to) or making it a separate article. I haven't found any other major issues with the article on my first read. – flamurai (t) 07:36, Feb 8, 2005 (UTC)
    • Can you please help me with the sidebar on cannabis rescheduling? Thanks, Thc420 07:46, 8 Feb 2005 (UTC)
      • Dude, those sidebars look awesome! Thanks! 69.243.41.28 08:27, 8 Feb 2005 (UTC)
        • My pleasure. – flamurai (t) 08:28, Feb 8, 2005 (UTC)

Help with user[edit]

I noticed you have done a few reverts on Duran Duran in the past; could I solicit your help again? I have a persistent anon who keeps reinstating a link to his/her small fan discussion forum for the band. I don't want it to turn into a one-on-one edit war; if you could lend a hand, and chime in with your opinion on Talk:Duran Duran, I'd greatly appreciate it. There's a list of diffs for the inserted link at User:CatherineMunro/CJB -- eleven of the fourteen are insertions, the others are moving the link up near the top of the External links list. Thanks! — Catherine\talk 12:40, 13 Feb 2005 (UTC)

No problem. I'll keep an eye on it. – flamurai (t) 20:04, Feb 13, 2005 (UTC)
He seems a little annoyed to discover that his sites have been added to the spam blacklist (apparently it wasn't just en: he was irritating), so he's been continuing his petty vandalizing, including reverting every attempt I ever made to talk to him. (Sigh.) I hope he'll get tired of the game soon; just wanted to say thank you for your watchful eye. — Catherine\talk 01:26, 19 Feb 2005 (UTC)
No problem. These people think vandalizing actually means something or gets us angry or something like that. It's kind of cute, actually. – flamurai (t) 07:35, Feb 19, 2005 (UTC)

Selected Anniversaries[edit]

I want to add something to February 22 selected anniversaries. However, no one has replied to say how to do so on that talk page. Since you seem to be the only guy doing something about it, do you know what I should do? – flamurai (t) 15:17, Feb 16, 2005 (UTC)

I've unprotected Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/February 22. I'll reprotect it next Monday. Shall I unprotect any other upcoming anniversaries? dbenbenn | talk 15:21, 16 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Thanks. I don't have anything specific to add to any other dates. – flamurai (t) 15:28, Feb 16, 2005 (UTC)

Mark for deletion[edit]

Sorry, will do in future.

2+2[edit]

nice work, i went ahead and did a redirect. Wolfman 03:52, 18 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing[edit]

I tried to put Tardism on vote for deletion, only new so didn't do it properly. Thanks for replacing the speedy. 196.3.56.100 04:51, 18 Feb 2005 (UTC)

No problem. It's tough to decide when to put something on speedy or vfd. It's usually safer to go with vfd if you're not sure. – flamurai (t) 04:54, Feb 18, 2005 (UTC)

Super Categories revisited[edit]

OK, so I started the discussion on Wikipedia talk:Categorization. It helped me crystallize my own thoughts about this, but I don't think there was any consensus, and the level of dialogue was mediocre. It seems to me that the people that feel really strongly about articles not being in both the super and sub category are inflexible in their opinions. So I'm thinking of taking another tact, and I'm wondering if you can give me your opinion because I want to ask you a favor.

I'd like to try an experiment with Category:Bridges in New York and Category:Toll bridges in New York and all the subcategories underneath these categories. I want to try presenting a slightly different way of using categories, that may make them more useful and easier to understand.

Here's what I want to do:

At the top of each category, I want to put a box that maps out the hierarchy that reaches the category. For example, in Category:Bridges in New York City right at the top it would have:

Bridges:by country:United States:New York:New York City


The idea is that all categories would show their PRIMARY hierarchy. This would:

  1. Make it very easy to jump to the top of the hierarchy. Notice I did not include Science, Applied science, engineering, etc... I think there is a natural starting and stopping point for each hierarchy.
  2. Make it clear what categories are RELATED categories and which are part of the hierarchy. Toll bridges are related. They have their own hierarchy.
  3. Make it possible for hierarchies to be populated with different rules. I would first propose that the 'no duplication of articles being entered in both super and sub category' rule be amended to say "... in the same hierarchy." I suspect this will still be controversial, but the reality is that this rule is constantly broken, and for good reason.

So as part of this experiment, I will duplicate the toll bridge entries so they are also in the bridge hierarchy.

I don't want to do all this work, just to have you revert it! I want to make the change in a small category so people can see what it looks like, and then propose it. -- Samuel Wantman 09:15, 18 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I'm not going to revert it now that you explained yourself... don't worry. I like the idea. The only reason I reverted in the first place is that is the de facto standard on Wikipedia. – flamurai (t) 16:01, Feb 18, 2005 (UTC)

Miracle on Ice[edit]

Hello, Flamurai. Thank you for posting Miracle on Ice at Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/February 22. Good call !  :-) I hope the lockout will end soon, and give us another "Miracle on Ice". Cheers ! -- PFHLai 06:31, 2005 Feb 20 (UTC)

No problem. Don't know where you're from, but the game is going to be on ESPN Classic on Monday. Gotta get the hockey fix somehow! – flamurai (t) 06:34, Feb 20, 2005 (UTC)

Re: Look here Somebody internally must have deleted the logs of what happened between your edits and mine becuase I didn't make those changes. The only thing I did on May 29 was clarify those offensive positions and fixed Mikhailov's position. Some other idiot made those changes. mdpickle 04:40, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Symphony article intro[edit]

Hi Flamurai,

Thanks for improving the Symphony article intro, which I had extended earlier! I much appreciated your improvements, just these thoughts/remarks/suggestions:

  • Sonata form is about what happens in a single movement, not about the overall structure of a 4-movement symphony. I think the Sonata form article, as well as the article about the "history" of the sonata form could use some de-confusing in this sense. When speaking about the "sonata form" as the over-all form of a work with four movements that could refer as well to the slow/quick/slow/quick format of a sonata, used by e.g. Bach, and still in use when Haydn started to add a fourth movement to the "sinfonia"/"Symphony". The older format made no reference to a menuet or the like (such dance movements were only appropriate in suites, and experimentally as fourth/final movement in Brandenburg concerto one), while it was exactly the menuet that was inserted by Haydn as third movement in the quick/slow/quick sinfonia to create the symphony. In short: even if "sonata form" can be used as term for the over-all structure of a multi-movement composition, it is not that form that applies to the classical symphony. Note that the slow/quick/slow/quick form of a late baroque sonata might have had some influence in defining the "sonata form" as musical form for a single movement (but not for the over-all structure of a multi-movement symphony). Note also that in the last decades of the 18th century sonatas were usually not in 4 movements (Mozart did not compose a single 4-movement sonata), so that kind of "sonata form" is also not applicable to the late 18th century symphony, if speaking about the over-all form.
  • Example of other-than-four-movement symphonies: Beethoven's 6th was already in 5 movements (the last three joined "attacca"). I had been thinking about the more extreme examples of e.g. Mahler with his symphonies in "sections" (Abteilungen), subdivided in subsections/movements: e.g. 3rd symphony: 2 parts totalling 6 movements.
  • Organ symphonies: I had already elaborated that in the last pargraph of the section about the symphony in the 19th century. Believe me, Widor's organ symphonies are symphonies. But OK not to mention that any more in the opening paragraphs of the article (of course, a short definition of a symphony implying a symphony is "always" played by an orchestra is not correct).
  • Programmatic music: a more extreme example is Berlioz' Roméo et Juliette: scholars still don't know where to put that dramatic symphony: it's nearly an opera.

--Francis Schonken 17:19, 20 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Thanks. I was too lazy to dig out some of my books. These articles need some sources cited, anyway. Maybe I'll get around to that this week. – flamurai (t) 17:35, Feb 20, 2005 (UTC)

Permission for use on Everything2[edit]

Hi there, I'd like to incorporate your changes to Candide (operetta) into the original article that the entry was based on. I realize I am entitled to do it without your explicit permission under the GFDL but would like to confirm your willingness for your text to be used. Please leave a note here or at Talk:Candide (operetta). Thanks, --Paradoxian 06:55, 21 Feb 2005 (UTC)

No problem... go ahead. – flamurai (t) 07:17, Feb 21, 2005 (UTC)

Moog Photos[edit]

Flamurai, did I edit the photo descriptions I uploaded correctly? moog. I'm still new at this so thanks for all the help.

Requesting your thoughts on Candide (operetta)[edit]

I'd like a 3rd party view of Candide (operetta). I think the "See also" list is not wikipedia worthy, and in some cases just wrong, but I haven't been able to convince User:Paradoxian of that in the talk page. Could you chime in? Thanks, --Samuel Wantman 08:02, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Conditionals in template (again)[edit]

I implemented conditionals in the template Template:Peru region table, you can compare Amazonas region and Ancash region. Does it answer your request on the VP from a while back? _R_ 18:50, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Interesting, thanks. I forgot to save that and lost it when it fell off the VP archives. It should be good to solve a problem with {{Infobox_Film}}. – flamurai (t) 00:45, Mar 4, 2005 (UTC)
I checked and it works fine. Don't be afraid by the garbage on the Template page, it's harmless. However, you must give a (blank) value for tagline in all pages calling the {{Infobox_Film}}, otherwise you'll get the same garbage in the articles. I.e. insert '|tagline=' at the end of all template calls, like I did in A Clockwork Orange. Note that this doesn't affect at all the way the current template functions. _R_ 01:36, 4 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Thanks... it just didn't seem to be working in previews. I didn't actually save any pages. It's a clever trick, btw. I finally figured out what you're doing (didn't figure it out when you posted on VP). – flamurai (t) 02:00, Mar 4, 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Brian0918[edit]

I feel that Brian may make a good admin in the future, but I don't think his recent behavior shows that he understands WP policy/procedure. Even if the VIP thing was bad wording, it shows he doesn't understand the basic procedures for dealing with vandalism. VIP clearly states at the top: "Please only use this page for repeated malicious vandalism, not for one-off edits, or newbie tests." He even said when he posted that it was a one-off edit. I believe admins should understand the basic procedure for dealing with vandalism, and it's pretty clear that Brian isn't yet familiar with it. – flamurai (t) 08:25, Mar 4, 2005 (UTC)

  • My bad. I'm reading up on it now and, if given admin powers, will not start using them until I've gone through the policies and feel more comfortable with using them. -- BRIAN0918  14:54, 4 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Also, thanks for fixing the Superherobox. -- BRIAN0918  15:23, 4 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for reformatting my VfD templates. My own skills in this area are very lacking and your version is far superior to my original. I have gone through and switched the other templates to your format. - SimonP 15:13, Mar 5, 2005 (UTC)

No problem. There's this annoying bug that inserts excess whitespace above templates that contain wikitables. That really bothers me, which is why I edited them in the first place. – flamurai (t) 15:15, Mar 5, 2005 (UTC)
Is there any way to force the templates to stack vertically on top of each other, rather than overlap on short nominations? Also I think having all the templates the same width makes it look better when they are in a column on the VfD page. - SimonP 15:23, Mar 5, 2005 (UTC)
I don't know if there's a way to force them to stack. The only way I can think of would be to put <br clear="both"> at the beginning/end of each VfD entry, but I don't know if that would work well. I agree... the only reason I did that is because I didn't realize there were going to be multiple templates. – flamurai (t) 15:30, Mar 5, 2005 (UTC)

GRider[edit]

Regarding GRider's 'Socratic' VfD nominations and the ensuing reactions by voters, please read and comment on Wikipedia:Requests for comment/GRider2. Thanks. Radiant_* 10:29, Mar 22, 2005 (UTC)

  • I've taken your remarks under the header of 'users certifying the basis of the dispute' and moved them to the 'discussion' section. Am I correct to interpret that this does indeed mean that you certify the basis of the dispute? If not please edit the RfC page accordingly. Radiant_* 12:14, Mar 22, 2005 (UTC)

Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs[edit]

My latest featured article candidate is up for a vote here. Please feel free to offer your feedback. Thanks, Rad Racer | Talk 20:43, 4 Apr 2005 (UTC)

TV infobox[edit]

I probably will eventually, but it's quite a time consuming process. In the mean time we should've have them both wrong just for consistency, two wrongs don't make a right and all that... ed g2stalk 22:59, 10 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Timpani request[edit]

You uploaded Image:Holst - The Planets - Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity (clip).ogg as a fair-use clip from a copyrighted version of the song to use in Timpani. I uploaded a full public domain copy of the song here. Rather than using a fair use clip, can you take it from my public domain version? →Raul654 10:40, Apr 11, 2005 (UTC)

It's tough to hear the timpani on that recording. – flamurai (t) 19:09, Apr 11, 2005 (UTC)

bug 1598[edit]

Please check back at bug 1598 to confirm that I really solved the issue you were having, judging from the looks of that testpage I did. —Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 03:21, 2005 Apr 12 (UTC)

Looks like it... nice job. – flamurai (t) 04:04, Apr 12, 2005 (UTC)

Re: DVD screen caps[edit]

Hey there. I use DVD Decryptor to decrypt/copy the DVD's, then import the VOB files into a modified version of VirtualDub (http://fcchandler.home.comcast.net/stable/), and choose the "copy source frame to clipboard", paste into Paint, and done. Hope this helps. --Mrmiscellanious 19:51, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Timpani edits[edit]

Good work on fine-tuning the article (groan). I wonder if there's enough material now in the talk page to add to "timpani in the orchestra" about the evolution all the way to to thematic uses of the drums, or is that too much of a technical curiosity? David Brooks 20:12, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I'm not sure. What I was trying to avoid is listing everything possible. I just wanted to pick one example for each relevant effect. But it might be worth it to expand the history section. It'd be interesting to see how long a real encyclopedia's article on timpani is. – flamurai (t) 21:51, Apr 13, 2005 (UTC)
Encarta: 164 words. EB: 412 words. WP: 4734 words. We win :-) David Brooks 22:41, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC) p.s. the "t" for your talk isn't rendered as a link - strange.
It does that because it bolds a link to the current page. So: User talk:Flamurai. – flamurai (t) 22:47, Apr 13, 2005 (UTC)

Template:Photo warning[edit]

From your edit sum: "unilateral policy changes = bad. abu ghraib (no pictures) survived vfd, and this template is a component of that"

I am a bit confused: I read the Abu Ghraib decision and it was clear to me that it would receive the link directly, not via a template. The template that it was using was TfDed, and everything was fine. Then the template was recreated under a new name, and reapplied to Abu Ghraib against consensus, as well as to Oral Sex. Now the Abu Ghraib decision, which was explicitly not precedent-setting, is being used to justify blocking modifications to the template... after it was decided that it wouldn't use a template. As the template stands at the moment, it is useless on any page except Abu Ghraib, and you will not permit me to make it more general. In its current state it is exactly the same as Morbid Warning which was deleted, so if you insist on protecting it, it should be speedy deleted since it has already gone through the process. I was not trying to make a unilateral policy change, but rather make an improvement, and it appears that I've uncovered an effort to work against what was decided. It clear in the votes that in the general case wikipedians are strongly against making (no pictures) forks or semi-forks. That it was permitted for a single article doesn't justify making a template an encouraging its use elseware. --Gmaxwell 03:22, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Morbid warning was deleted because of the POV language of "morbid". This template was created as an neutrally-worded alternative to that. If you believe the template shouldn't exist, put it on TFD. Don't keep making it useless. – flamurai (t) 06:44, Apr 15, 2005 (UTC)

Category:Wikipedian musicians[edit]

You've added yourself under a lower case 'F' in the category. I don't know whether this was intentional, but it puts you at the end and therefore is alphabetically wrong. Hedley 17:29, 29 May 2005 (UTC)

Category:Wikipedian musicians[edit]

You've added yourself under a lower case 'F' in the category. I don't know whether this was intentional, but it puts you at the end and therefore is alphabetically wrong. Hedley 17:29, 29 May 2005 (UTC)

MOS music[edit]

Are you still interested in developing the page Wikipedia:Manual of Style (music)? I'd like to turn it into an official Supplementary Manual of Style, but it has a ways to go yet. I've put some time into Wikipedia:WikiProject Music terminology. —Wahoofive (talk) 22:17, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, if other people are interested. It's the kind of thing that's not worth doing unless other people care about it. – flamurai (t) 22:20, Jun 8, 2005 (UTC)

Subway[edit]

Nope, I've been getting the info by hand with Terraserver-USA. --SPUI (talk) 30 June 2005 01:18 (UTC)


Compound Adjectives[edit]

Hi Flamurai. I wanted to discuss your unediting of the hypens I put in the Alton Brown article. I am not sure what you mean by "nouns aren't hypenated," because nouns are hyphenated all the time. In this case, the phrases "food lovers" and "nerd lovers" require hyphens to avoid ambiguity. "nerd" and "lovers" work together to create one noun; they are hyphenated to avoid possible interpretation that Alton connects with nerds who are lovers, "nerd lovers," when what we mean is that he connects with people who love nerds: "nerd-lovers." A good example is the movie title for Eight Legged Freaks (I believe that was the title). The phrase "eight legged" needed a hyphen, else the title really means there are eight freaks that have legs.

This particular construction, "food- and nerd-lovers," does look a bit awkward, but it's an underused construction, especially since we seem to be writing and speaking this way more and more. Without the hyphens, this sentence means that Alton has quickly worked his way into the hearts of FOOD and into the hearts of NERD LOVERS, not food-lovers and nerd-lovers.

I'm pretty sure I'm right about this, but would love to discuss it until we agree. Mitchell k dwyer 21:17, 1 August 2005 (UTC)

There is no way pizza-box is hyphenated. [1] Your example is moot. "Eight-legged" is an adjective, not a noun. In general, compound adjectives get a hyphen. I shouldn't say "never" because there are some nouns that are hyphenated, like "brother-in-law", but generally nouns are not hyphenated. That is antiquated style. The general rule is to use the open form unless there is a clear ambiguity, and I don't think the contrived "nerd lovers" example you give is one. Actually, I would argue that the hyphen conveys the meaning you are trying to avoid. "nerd-lovers" means to me nerds who are also lovers, not lovers of nerds, since "nerd" is a noun. – flamurai (t) 21:57, August 1, 2005 (UTC)
I agree that it's somewhat antiquated, but it is not unheard-of in contemporary writing, and if it clarifies an ambiguity, then I'm all for it. However, you make a good point with "pizza box," and I am willing to agree that while I still think my edit is better, there's nothing wrong with the RV and I should probably have left it alone. Personal preference is not by itself good enough reason to change something. I'm still bugged by the "food and nerd lovers" part; is it "food and (nerd lovers)?" or "(food and nerd) lovers," or "food lovers and nerd lovers?" I wonder if you would agree to an edit something like, "he's quickly warmed his way into the hearts of food lovers and nerd lovers alike." Mitchell k dwyer 09:53, 2 August 2005 (UTC)
That works for me. – flamurai (t) 10:16, August 2, 2005 (UTC)

Wikiproject Drum Corps[edit]

I would like to invite you to join the newly formed WikiProject Drum Corps, a WikiProject for the expansion of all things drum corps. If you'd like, add your name to the list of members, and lend a hand in some of the things we have yet to do! There's plenty lying around, but even a small contibution is very welcome. Hope to see you lending your knowledge to our growing collection of drum corps articles! Mr Bound 20:54, 15 September 2005 (UTC)

Edwin Catmull[edit]

Back on June 9 you removed my cautionary comment in the sentence "Later, in 1986, Catmull founded Pixar with Alvy Ray Smith, not (as is often reported) Steve Jobs." With the caution missing from the article, and even though the facts are documented on the talk page, someone has now gone and falsified the history again, to "Later, in 1986, Catmull founded Pixar with Alvy Ray Smith and Steve Jobs.." (Yes, with two periods.) Because the erroneous Steve Jobs version is so often repeated, it really is important to debunk it explicitly. Or you can repair the article every time another clueless editor comes along and "corrects" it. I'll leave it up to you. (You broke it; you fix it.) --KSmrqT 13:23, 9 November 2005 (UTC)

I removed it because your wording screams "agenda". – flamurai (t) 13:32, 9 November 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for fixing it. The footnote should work fine on such a short page. I might have thought of that except that, as a rule, I don't think footnotes make a happy marriage with web pages.
My only "agenda" is to be factually correct. Maybe it's common with celebrities like Jobs, but I've noticed a certain warping of stories around him. For example, the Macintosh project began with Jef Raskin, not Steve Jobs or Xerox PARC, despite what is often reported. (Pleasantly, the Wikipedia history is better than most.) Much of what passes for journalism these days is troubling, with a mistaken statement being repeated again and again. That's why I link to Alvy's site where he displays documents, so it's not just a matter of my opinion or even my memory. If I'm not mistaken, my agenda in this case is the same as that of Wikipedia. :-)
Speaking of facts, I see that anonymous user 149.169.29.84 added the Latter Day Saints category. The article doesn't mention this, and it seems like something that should be either documented or deleted. (A doctorate from the University of Utah doesn't count as documentation.) --KSmrqT 02:45, 10 November 2005 (UTC)

UNPA table[edit]

I was wondering if you could please help me with the table at United Nations Parliamentary Assembly#Apportionment_of_votes. I would like to make it look prettier, and possibly convert it into a sidebar, but I always have trouble getting those things to look nice. Thanks, Captain Zyrain 12:33, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

Template:Listen[edit]

You had some strong opinions about {{listen}}. Can you comment on my redesign with CSS instead of visual layout tables?

Subway bullets[edit]

I have some of the colors at User:SPUI#NYC Subway colors, but unfortunately they started using some new colors after the relabeling. As for the fair use rationale, I'm not sure that such a simple thing can be copyrighted, or whether only trademark laws reply; you might want to ask someone better versed in copyright law. --SPUI (talk - don't use sorted stub templates!) 07:11, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

I believe everything is listed on New York City Subway nomenclature. --SPUI (talk - don't use sorted stub templates!) 05:24, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks for your NYC subway bullets in SVG. However, they are quite large (400+kb) for relatively simple images. Looking at the SVG code, it seems there is a large block of binary data embedded. It is labeled as "adobe_illustrator_pgf" and I read that this comes from the "Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilites" option in the SVG exports option of Illustrator. You might want to consider stripping this data out or re-saving the SVGs. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 12:57, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Hey, great job on the subway bullets. If possible, could you make up a list of exactly what colors you use for each line? It would be useful for the article infoboxes. —Larry V (talk) 03:38, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks a lot! —Larry V (talk) 08:35, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
Sorry to bother you, but do you have a color for Broadway-7th Avenue trains? —Larry V (talk) 04:49, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

Percussion WikiProject[edit]

I would like to propose the idea of a general Percussion WikiProject to you. I'd start it myself, but I honestly don't have enough experience in Wikipedia. Evan Seeds (talk) 22:19, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

It would be useful if we could find enough people interested, but the problem with a lot of WikiProjects is that they just kind of die after a short time from lack of interest. – flamurai (t) 07:14, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

I agree with you about Schindler's List[edit]

I stumbled on your month-old comment in the WikiProject Films discussion page about Schindler's List and wrote a follow-up comment in support of your concern. Thanks for bringing the subject up. 66.167.138.237 11:55, 10 April 2006 (UTC).

Subway colors[edit]

Hey, do you mind if I take your list of subway colors and post it at WP:NYCS? It would make it more accessible to those who try to use the infobox but are using wrong colors. — Larry V (talk) 02:22, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Feel free. – flamurai (t) 05:36, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Request for comments on article naming[edit]

Talk:World Junior Ice Hockey Championships If you're interested. Thanks. ColtsScore 09:03, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Junior B Teams[edit]

Hello, a user has decided that he does not want us placing hockey stubs on Wikipedia to expand later into teams. In particular he doesn't like Junior teams... I was wondering if you could please voice your opinion. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Thunder Bay Northern Hawks DMighton 01:21, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Oops[edit]

Sorry for the mistake in reverting. It happens, and I will be more vigilant. --Scienceman123 06:21, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

Entourage Cleanup![edit]

Thanks for the huge copy cleanup you've been doing on the Entourage articles!  Argash  |  talk  |  contribs  10:11, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

New Jersey Devils[edit]

I removed the part about McMullen "winning his second cup" in 2004. The image you provided shows his name on the cup for their win in 2000. I never disputed that. I doubt they put his name on the cup after he sold the team, but if you have proof, you're more than welcome to add it again. --Muéro 18:19, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

The paragraph in question was about the 2000 season, which is when McMullen sold the team, not the 2004 season (the Devils didn't even win a cup that year). – flamurai (t) 18:23, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Subway Service Information table[edit]

Nice work, Flamurai. Looks great!!! I see that we are now getting somewhere further into the table, and if possible, it just may have a new home!!! So thanks for the support! If you have any other ideas, PLEASE let me know. I will be willing to consider any ideas, and if they benefit, they will be used. Again, Thanks!!! --Imdanumber1 ( Talk | contribs) 17:12, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:Barber - Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance (clip).ogg)[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Barber - Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance (clip).ogg. I notice the 'image' page currently specifies that the image is unlicensed for use on Wikipedia and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable under fair use (see our fair use policy).

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Converting images to SVG[edit]

Can you show me how I can convert images to SVG? Or can you direct me to a link that tells you how to do this? Thanks. --Imdanumber1 ( Talk | contribs) 22:56, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

You can't really "convert" them... you have to redraw them with a vector graphics program. I use Adobe Illustrator... I think most WP editors use Inkscape because it's free. – flamurai (t) 23:38, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

So does that mean that you were able to recreate the subway bullets and service icons using that? interesting.... --Imdanumber1 ( Talk | contribs) 14:18, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Yup. I'm not really an artist... it's just a matter of knowing (or being able to ID) the right fonts, and having an eye for the proportions. – flamurai (t) 20:37, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

That's cool, I should try that when I have the time. --Imdanumber1 ( Talk | contribs) 12:51, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

SVG image naming convention[edit]

Have you re-uploaded the images with the new names yet? --Imdanumber1 ( Talk | contribs) 17:20, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Yup. See Commons:Category:New York City Subway station service icons. – flamurai (t) 21:14, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

I'll add the new images when I have the time. Thanks! --Imdanumber1 ( Talk | contribs) 17:58, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:NYCS-line-trans-Bway.svg[edit]

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Icon templates[edit]

We could use different names for the template nnaming conventions for the icons. Here are some possibilities:

  1. NYCS-SSI-alltimes.svg becomes "Template:NYCS all times"
  2. NYCS-SSI-allexceptnights.svg becomes "Template:NYCS all except nights"
  3. NYCS-SSI-nightsonly.svg becomes "Template:NYCS nights only"
  4. NYCS-SSI-nightsweekends.svg becomes "Template:NYCS nights weekends"
  5. NYCS-SSI-weekdaysonly.svg becomes "Template:NYCS weekdays"
  6. NYCS-SSI-allexceptrush.svg becomes "Template:NYCS all except rush"
  7. NYCS-SSI-rushonly.svg becomes "Template:NYCS rush only"
  8. NYCS-SSI-rushpeak.svg becomes "Template:NYCS rush peak"

Any opinions? --Imdanumber1 ( Talk | contribs) 17:41, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

I see you gave the images templates already. I also moved the page replacing denotation with icon. The next step is to shorten the template names, replacing station service icon with SSI. --Imdanumber1 ( Talk | contribs) 19:56, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

I went ahead and shortened the name from station service icon in the template name to SSI. Therefore, I am currently working on replacing the images with the template target name. --Imdanumber1 ( Talk | contribs) 20:10, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

If you think the User:Flamurai/NYCS denotation legend redirect page should be deleted, please add {{db-user}} to the redirect page. I nominated it as a redirect for deletion, as you like the term icon instead of denotation, which I agree with. --Imdanumber1 ( Talk | contribs) 04:03, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

There is one icon needed[edit]

Hey Flamurai,

There is one hybrid icon needed. I need the closed station icon, similar to this one. Thanks. --Imdanumber1 ( Talk | contribs) 14:45, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

P.S. I think a lot of the issues on the table has been fixed, therefore we are ready for voting. I hope you vote support. Thanks. --Imdanumber1 ( Talk | contribs) 19:21, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

New Subway Service Information table consensus at WP:NYCS[edit]

I think we cleared all of the issues, improved the table and legend syntax, and clearing the copyright issues. Therefore I think the table is ready for voting. Just go to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject New York City Subway#Subway Service Information table consensus to cast your vote. Thanks! --Imdanumber1 ( Talk | contribs) 01:35, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Running Man Barnstar[edit]

Barnstar-goldrun7.png The Running Man Barnstar
Nice job on all your work with the New Jersey Devils article. Thanks for your help in bringing it to FA status. I hope we can work together on another article soon. Anthony Hit me up... 20:27, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Commons: Image of control surfaces on an airfoil[edit]

another try

Hi Flamurai. You reviewed the vector version I derived from Image:PlaneWing.png and dropped your comment on commons:COM:FPC. You said, that such illustratios should match with excellent illustrations like Image:Personal computer, exploded 4.svg to get featured. I thought about that and I totally agree with you. Featured illustration should be on that level. That's why I gave it another try, you can see on the right. Please drop me on comment on my commons talk page. I would like to hear your opinion. Kindly, Norro 21:43, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Double Barnstars[edit]

Working Man's Barnstar.png Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Working Person's plus Tireless Contributor's Barnstars
For your hard work at WP:NYCS, I hereby award you with two barnstars: The Working Person's barnstar for great work on the new table and legend syntax, and the Tireless contributor's barnstar for miscellaneous contributions and improvements. I couldn't be more pleased with what you offered. Excellent job! --Imdanumber1 ( Talk | contribs) 02:40, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

Metro Wiki[edit]

I've noted that you put in a lot of data on NYC subway lines. I wonder if you'd be interested in helping me.

Several months ago someone established a Metro Wiki, intended to be a Wiki about subways, and then did nothing about it. A couple of days ago, I discovered it, noticed that it's been totally inactive, and asked for (and got) authorization to take on the Wiki as my own. For now, it really just needs to get all the important articles copied from Wikipedia, and links to things that really don't have any business in a transit-oriented Wiki either removed or modified so they'll point to the article in Wikipedia. With time, the articles may be further edited so they will not be identical to the ones in Wikipedia, but that's not an immediate goal. Would you be interested in helping with this task? If so, you can reply to me or just begin copying articles.

I hope to see you on //metro.wikia.com -- BRG 18:21, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

{{NYCS service}}[edit]

I admit, I didn't really know what I was doing with that template. But what you did was what I had in mind. The thitd parameter was that "switch" idea I was trying to implement. Q was what I wanted to render. See, the 1st parameter is for the subway service, the second is for the same purpose, except in some cases there are diamond services, producing <7>, and the third parameter is for services that don't run at all times, producing 5 (1234). So that's it. I launched a discussion at the WP:NYCS talk page like this so we won't have to have a whole bunch of service templates. By using a switch template, it will make the others redundant. The infobox would have to be reconfigured, but I think that a template like this would be necessary so we can reduce the overload of the templates on the category page. Thanks for helping. --Imdanumber1 ( Talk | contribs) 21:42, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

"Strong oppose" on Commons[edit]

Please don't use the template "strong oppose" like you did here: [2]. It is insulting to the uploader and borders on civility issues, furthermore it was polled out. Please change it to "oppose". Bastiqe demandez 00:49, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Batman Begins[edit]

This is a pretty conservative plot summary. Might I direct you to Revenge of the Sith. Here is a featured article with a large plot summary. If you've read the whole plot summary you'd have seen that it skips a lot of detail and has been trimmed significantly. Bignole 23:30, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Replaceability guidelines[edit]

Per your "Agree" vote at Wikipedia talk:Images of living people I think you'll find my proposed replaceability guidelines worth a look. Daniel Case 06:29, 3 December 2006 (UTC)


238 St-Nereid Av compound name[edit]

The compound station name is mentioned in that .pdf file though for the #5 line it is called 238 St-Nereid Av, Nereid Av, Nereid Av-238 St(from Nereid Av-238 St, Bronx...) and Nereid Av-E 238 St (every 8-11 minutes from either Eastchester-Dyre Av or Nereid Av-E 238 St stations) on the schedule.

Marty Brodeur[edit]

Hey Flam, I need some help with this article. It's not too bad as it is but it could use a lot of work. I've already done some stuff to it. Sportskido8 04:44, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

I'm pretty busy right now, but will help when I have time to take on another project. – flamurai (t) 19:39, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Flag icons[edit]

It's an uphill battle... I feel like many editors add them because it gives them something to do. Stupid things like this make me want to give up on Wikipedia. – flamurai (t) 04:02, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

It gets really silly. On George Harrison there was an English flag (birth) and a US flag (death). To be logical it should have been a England and California or UK and US. They look bad but at least in airports, where I work most of the time, there is agreement not to use flags. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 04:23, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Re: Flag icons[edit]

Preparing my response now, thanks. :) RadioKirk (u|t|c) 21:20, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Mike Eruzione image[edit]

Hi. I noticed that you uploaded Image:Miracle on Ice - Eruzione goal celebration.jpg a while back and tagged it as a screenshot. However, it appears to be a photograph rather than a screenshot. I am just checking to make sure it has the correct source information. Thanks. Khatru2 08:50, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

I hadn't noticed that User:SunKing changed the image. Sorry. Khatru2 08:52, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

RE: Drumline[edit]

Thanks for the additional edits to drumline. You helped out with some of the language I was uncertain about. I appreciate your contributions greatly! Mr Bound 04:56, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

New Jersey Devils[edit]

Sorry 'bout that, thanks for pointing it out. GoodDay 03:19, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Also sorry about the #8 revert, I just checked the Devils official website. Wow, Brooks must feel optimistic about rejoining the team someday, (having Green wearing #8). GoodDay 20:50, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

blanca[edit]

Is there still anything going on with regards to changing the template designs for article space? --Random832 13:34, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Most maintenance templates should be placed on the talk page[edit]

FYI see Wikipedia talk:Template standardisation/article#Most maintenance templates should be placed on the talk page --Philip Baird Shearer 13:16, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

Ice Hockey Project discussion of hockey player notability and project scope[edit]

Please come join the WikiProject Ice Hockey Notability standards for hockey players discussion. I'd like to see input from all our project members who have an opinion. Thanks! ColtsScore 23:31, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Adobe Illustrator[edit]

I remember you introducing me to SVG station service icons back in November. What I'm asking for is help on "converting" PNG to SVG. I am working on a project where I would like to create a subway map. It will be used in the New York City Subway article and for my personal use. I have Inkscape and I would like to know if you could give me some tips on creating SVG based on PNG, or, if this is not much to ask, e-mail me a copy of your Adobe Illustrator program. Thanks. --Imdanumber1 (talk contribs) 22:17, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

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Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Arts and Crafts/Indian Lore[edit]

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WikiProject Marching band[edit]

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Timpani FAR[edit]

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WikiProject Ice Hockey August 2007 Newsletter[edit]

WikiProject Ice Hockey Newsletter

Dear Flamurai! You are receiving this newsletter because you have signed up as a member of WikiProject Ice Hockey. The purpose of this newsletter is to update on the goings on of the project, as there have been major changes, and a lot of new recognized content in the past few weeks. If you are an inactive user, you probably won't recognize the new and improved state of the WikiProject!

From the project, Maxim.

New recognized content

By Maxim
There have been a lot more Good and Featured articles written in the past few weeks. Here is a list:[1][2][3][4]

Featured articles
Good articles
Featured lists[5]
Notes
  1. ^ All articles are in order of promotion, as written on the main WikiProject page; FA's have official dates of promotions.
  2. ^ A star represents a featured article or list
  3. ^ A green circle represents a good article
  4. ^ Stanley Cup is an A-Class article
  5. ^ The lists system differs from articles, and doesn't give an official date of promotion
Article Improvement

By Maxim

Upon some discussion on the WikiProject talk page, the Article Improvement Drive page was revamped by Krm500 and Maxim. It was renamed Wikipedia:WikiProject Ice Hockey/Article Improvement, and it includes two section. The first section is called articles in dire need of improvement. It list articles, usually important, that are in very poor shape. The second section is called requested help. Users list an article they request help improving a certain article, which will facilitate collaboration, which is the aim of any WikiProject. There is one article currently listed there, Henrik Lundqvist, here. The goal is to at least get it to Good article status.

Diacritics

By Maxim

In the past few weeks, there has been quite heated discussion about the use of diacritics in article name. The current guideline is using diacritics in the pages of articles of all player names which require them, but redirects are exempt.

Task forces

By Maxim
There have been two new task forces started within the WikiProject to coordinate major topics.

Sweden Ice Hockey task force

This task force was initiated by Krm500. Its current goal is to improve Henrik Lundqvist to Good or Featured article status. It covers all Swedish clubs, leagues and competitions and associated articles, players and coaches that are Swedish, or have played/coached for a Swedish club, and arenas in Sweden. They plan to eventually operate as a sort of a sub-project, which will have its own articles for creation, ranking importance and quality of articles, and co-ordinate article improvement. Its current members are Krm500, Bamsefar75, and CLAES.

New Jersey Devils task force

This task force was initiated by Bsroiaadn. Its goal is to improve New Jersey Devils to Featured Topic status. Although it currently meets the required article count, the task force wishes to improve it further. Its area of coverage is very similar to the Sweden Ice Hockey task force. Its members are Bsroiaadn, JHMM13, FutureNJGov, Sportskido8, Michael Greiner, JRWalko, and Soxrock.

Requested Images

By Maxim
After discussion on the WikiProject talk page, Serte created a page for Requested Images. The page encourages users to license images for use on articles. The page also has section to request images for players, arenas, game situations, miscellaneous, and team and league logos. The page has been quite popular; since it was created on July 21, there have been six completed requests. There are four currently outstanding requests:

Article assessement completed

By Maxim
On July 12, Kaiser matias announced that he had completed assessing all the articles with a {{ice hockey}} tag, sorting them into Category:Unassessed Ice Hockey articles. Kaiser matias has ranked about 9000 articles in that category, and most were stubs, and "have no information at all", according to him. Everybody is encouraged to expand the stubs into real articles. This effort took around 5 months. A big thanks goes to Kaiser matias from me and all the project.


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Your template designs[edit]

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WikiProject Ice Hockey newsletter[edit]

WikiProject Ice Hockey Newsletter

Dear Flamurai! You are receiving as you are a member of WikiProject Ice Hockey There's been more new thing going on at WP:HOCKEY, and I think this will help you to stay informed. Since the last newsletter sent out in August, there's been great changes. Read on to find out! Maxim(talk)

This just in:
Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy has just been promoted to featured list status, while the bot was delivering the newsletter. Maxim(talk) 02:02, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

And I've just promoted Art Ross Trophy. And Clarence S. Campbell Bowl is at FLC. This should be the last update. Maxim(talk) 00:40, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
New recognized content

By Maxim

Especially due to the featured topic drive, there have been many new featured lists promoted concerning NHL awards. Here's the full list of all the 13 FL's promoted since the last newsletter.[1][2]

  1. Featured article Hart Memorial Trophy
  2. Featured article James Norris Memorial Trophy
  3. Featured article Vezina Trophy
  4. Featured article Conn Smythe Trophy
  5. Featured article Frank J. Selke Trophy
  6. Featured article Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
  7. Featured article Lester B. Pearson Award
  8. Featured article Calder Memorial Trophy
  9. Featured article Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
  10. Featured article King Clancy Memorial Trophy
  11. Featured article Jack Adams Award
  12. Featured article Presidents' Trophy
  13. Featured article List of Calgary Flames players

There have been no new good articles or featured articles. Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy has been given A-Class status due to multiple issues raised at FLC.

  1. ^ The last one, List of Calgary Flames players, is the only one not associated with the featured topic drive.
  2. ^ At the time of publishing, there were 5 lists at WP:FLC and 2 lists in the "Holding cell", as there's been an accepted guideline to not put more that 5 trophy lists at the same time to, "compensate for the sanity of the reviewers".
Did You Know?

By Maxim
There have been 4 new articles featured in the Did You Know section? on the Main Page since August.

Featured Topic Drive

By Maxim

Started by User:Scorpion0422, the aim of this drive is to make NHL awards a featured topic. A featured topic is basically a set of very high quality articles (good articles and featured articles/lists). In this case, the topic is NHL awards. Many users have helped, including Scorpion0422, Resolute, Serte, Hasek is the best, Maxim, Croat Canuck, Spike Wilbury, FutureNJGov, and T Rex/Dinosaur puppy. The progress has been very good; there are 12 featured lists promoted, and 2 good articles:

  1. Featured article Hart Memorial Trophy (Scorpion)
  2. Featured article James Norris Memorial Trophy (Scorpion)
  3. Featured article Vezina Trophy (Scorpion)
  4. Featured article Conn Smythe Trophy (Serte)
  5. Featured article Frank J. Selke Trophy (FutureNJGov)
  6. Featured article Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (Scorpion)
  7. Featured article Lester B. Pearson Award (Scorpion)
  8. Featured article Calder Memorial Trophy (Croat Canuck)
  9. Featured article Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (Maxim)
  10. Featured article King Clancy Memorial Trophy (Maxim)
  11. Featured article Jack Adams Award (Maxim)
  12. Featured article Presidents' Trophy (Scorpion)
  13. Stanley Cup (Earlier collaboration, very many involved)
  14. Traditions and anecdotes associated with the Stanley Cup (Maxim)

Check the project page if you are interested in helping out. Although it's closer to being done than not, there's still work to be done. The next topic that might be tackled is Stanley Cup, but this remains purely speculative and in discussion.


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Italian plurals[edit]

I was just looking at the style guide for music, which I think you wrote? On the talk page I've placed a question about the anglicising the plurals of standard italian terms... Almost-instinct (talk) 10:49, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

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WP:VPM question[edit]

Sandbox version is working as described in IE 7.0.5730.11. Algebraist 01:11, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

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Huayna and Machu Picchu photos[edit]

Hello. As the Image:Peru Machu Picchu Sunset.jpg photo has been identified as a featured picture that is considered one of the finest images on Commons, I went ahead and reverted your image changes to the Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu articles. --Kralizec! (talk) 12:52, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

CC-BY-SA[edit]

Well hmmmm - here's the license proper, rather than our wiki interpretation of it. Section 4c. states "Such credit may be implemented in any reasonable manner; provided, however, that in the case of a Derivative Work or Collective Work[1], at a minimum such credit will appear where any other comparable authorship credit appears and in a manner at least as prominent as such other comparable authorship credit." - so I stand corrected - cheers and well done. --Joopercoopers (talk) 00:53, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

  1. ^ That's us - an encyclopedia
Right, that's what I thought. Since credit in general here is provided in history pages and description pages, this could be considered a "reasonable manner" (IANAL again). – flamurai (t) 01:27, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Awards device[edit]

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Italicization of movement titles in classical music works[edit]

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Ribbon Devices Template[edit]

Greetings! I just wanted to mention something relative to the Ribbon devices template that you worked on last year. I just added some text to the talk page for the template -- specifically, that apparently the Navy and Marine Corps do things differently from how the Army and Air Force do them for multiple awards. I will try to get some better documentation and then figure out some way to change the script. The good news is I think that oak leaves all work one way and award stars the other... DukeEGR93 21:44, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Ambox design appropriated![edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Brunswick logo.png[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Black Swamp Percussion[edit]

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Nomination of Black Swamp Percussion for deletion[edit]

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Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Ice hockey personnel[edit]

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Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference[edit]

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File:HockeyRink-Creases.png needs authorship information.[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Marimba One[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Sidebar heading[edit]

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5 years of Blanca[edit]

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Congratulations with your Blanca design that has now been in use for amboxes in Wikipedia for over 5 years. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 20:32, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Non-free sports uniform[edit]

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File source problem with File:NTL logo.png[edit]

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An RfC that you may be interested in...[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Miracle on Ice - Herb Brooks.jpg[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Charles Schwab logo.png[edit]

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