User talk:Funnyhat

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Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 22:20, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Mont Royal[edit]

Hi Funnyhat, Oops! I knew that it was Mont Royal and not Mont Real! Dang. I can't believe I made that mistake. I'll go back and change it. Mona-Lynn 02:43, 3 Apr 2005 (UTC)

RE: Comerica smaller size[edit]

Your assessment of the "artificial demand" is partially true. Writers have also commented on the move to smaller parks as being due to changing demographics. To be more blunt about it, baseball is not as "important" as it once was, compared with certain other sports. When the NFL started, they rented from the baseball teams. By the 1960s, the baseball teams were sharing with the NFL in facilities that were decidedly more conducive to football. Now they are going their separate ways, the NFL stadiums being larger, and the MLB parks being smaller. The "artificial demand" strategy seems to work, as long as the product is attractive. I wonder how small they would have to make Milwaukee's Miller Park so that demand would exceed supply?

Wahkeenah 06:34, 10 Apr 2005 (UTC)

That's the dilemma, the obstructed views. If you look at the old parks, even the original Yankee Stadium, and very observable in Wrigley Field also, you'll see that the lower deck was wide and the upper deck was narrow. That meant a lot of posts in the lower deck. What they have done, in essence, is to swap the lower and upper decks... which is not a good thing, for reasons such as the ones you cite. The real dilemma is that in baseball, there are only so many good seats, and the others are... well, not so good. Wahkeenah 02:46, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Bald Eagle[edit]

I somewhat belatedly picked up your change of the name of this species to the American lower case style; there is an agreed convention that bird species' names are always capitalised on Wikipedia (no agreement for other groups, although de facto for eg cetaceans, thanks, jimfbleak 05:11, 16 July 2005 (UTC)


Anglicanism and the Anglican Communion[edit]

Hello! I noticed that you have been a contributor to articles on Anglicanism and the Anglican Communion. You may be interested in checking out a new WikiProject - WikiProject Anglicanism. Please consider signing up and participating in this collaborative effort to improve and expand Anglican-related articles! Cheers! Fishhead64 23:31, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Wikiproject College Football[edit]

Hello, I noticed that you have edited a College football related article. You may be interested to know that there is a college football WikiProject which you can join if you like. We would love to have you!

Also, thanks for the excellent edits to Lloyd Carr. -TheMile 14:02, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

United States presidents and control of congress[edit]

Thanks for the cleanup. I was WP:GNOMEing thru and saw it was more than a 30 second fix. Glad to see other editors lend a hand. Thx! — MrDolomite | Talk 02:43, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Hello Detroit Architectural contributers:[edit]

The following category Category:Buildings with sculpture by Corrado Parducci is up for deletion. (I don't know how to make a link to it, but go to your favorite 1920s or 1930s Detroit Building and it is probably there ) You can vote for or against this action. Please consider doing this here. It is number 1:34. Thanks Carptrash 03:42, 28 February 2007 (UTC) PS Parducci has several works in AA notably the Rackham Graduate Schoo,l the Ann Arbor News building and a couple of churches.

Pont Ruelle[edit]

I've marked it for deletion with reason "author requested deletion". Someone will be along to take care of it shortly I'm sure. Shenme 05:09, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

James[edit]

Excellent edits to James. Caught that "sixteenth", a daft error which crept under the radar. Although "averse to marrying a heretic" was taken from a book, it clearly failed to make clear that the sentence had a point of view. qp10qp

Funny hat in Polish[edit]

Hey, if you want another language for your collection, "Funny Hat" is "Śmieszny Kapelusz" in Polish. ;-) --Targeman 16:13, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Excellent! It will be added. Funnyhat 16:54, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

I miss A2[edit]

Are you still in Ann Arbor? Please take some photo for me. I'm currently feeling too blue to the point of crying. =( __earth (Talk) 13:32, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Mexican-American War[edit]

Thanks for your excellent edits at this article. Griot 16:47, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Belgium[edit]

You made once some copyedit of the Belgium page. Thank you very much for that. One of your edits suppressed some very sensitive non NPOV statement. This statement reappeared again and the editot who is responsible for that (User:SomeHuman) is sitting on this statement as a watchdog on a bone. Could you please have a glance at the Belgium talk page and give your opinion about it. Thanks a lot. User:Vb 08:05, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

Names of the colonial wars[edit]

On all the pages, I added that the Royal name is only used in the US, and that in Can, UK, Fra, we just use the name of the European war that goes with it. Kevlar67 06:11, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Tourism in metropolitan Detroit[edit]

Please take a look at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Tourism in metropolitan Detroit, you may want to have some input. Thanks Thomas Paine1776 21:58, 17 September 2007 (UTC)


Looking for Wikipedians for a User Study[edit]

Hello. I am a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. We are conducting research on ways to engage content experts on Wikipedia. Previously, Wikipedia started the Adopt-a-User program to allow new users to get to know seasoned Wikipedia editors. We are interested in learning more about how this type of relationship works. Based on your editing record on Wikipedia, we thought you might be interested in participating. If chosen to participate, you will be compensated for your time. We estimate that most participants will spend an hour (over two weeks on your own time and from your own computer) on the study. To learn more or to sign up contact KATPA at CS dot UMN dot EDU or User:KatherinePanciera/WPMentoring. Thanks. KatherinePanciera (talk) 02:09, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

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License for Image:Guardianbuilding.jpg[edit]

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Thanks! --Ipoellet (talk) 03:26, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

I've gone ahead and copied the image over to the Commons with the same license as you originally applied. If you do yet elect to change the license, please remember to do so over at the Commons - the Wikipedia file will be deleted, and any changes are unlikely to be transferred to the Commons. Thanks for your generous contribution to the Community. Ipoellet (talk) 05:36, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Just curious[edit]

Regarding your edit at France, I was wondering why an alphabetical listing of countries bordering France is superior to a clockwise listing, starting from Belgium in the north. The alphabetic listing actually removes useful information that is conveyed by the geographical ordering.

Your change regarding the period of French dominance ("since the latter half of the 17th century") was less questionable, given that no justification was actually given for referring to that specific century. Nevertheless, pinpointing the point at which France became a predominant power is interesting and useful information, whereas "for centuries" is vague to the point of meaninglessness.

Bathrobe (talk) 13:26, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

John Beilein GA[edit]

Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article John Beilein to good article status.

Thanks for your efforts that helped John Beilein become a WP:GA.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 17:06, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Azerbaijan–Spain relations[edit]

Can you help find references for Azerbaijan–Spain relations? --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 15:35, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

How about Malaysia–Sweden relations, any interest in finding facts? --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 19:04, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the Cape Verde observations[edit]

Your observations were right on the money and thank you for your contributions. Feel free to direct you skills our Wikiprojects way anytime soon! Many thanks again. Wiki User 68 (talk) 00:10, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

Origin "House of Pain" Name[edit]

I've answered your question at Talk:House_of_Pain. --82.171.70.54 (talk) 15:37, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Michigan Wikipedians![edit]

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Greetings Funnyhat! I noticed that you made mention of the University of Michigan on your userpage. If you are a current undergraduate or graduate student there, I would like to welcome you, on behalf of the Wikipedians of the University of Michigan, to a group meeting on Wednesday October 20, 2010. The meeting will be held at 7:00 PM (EST) in the University of Michigan Chemistry Building, room 1201. New and experienced editors alike are most welcome to come and partake in the collaboration and outreach of Wikipedia in a real-life setting. Questions? Leave me a message here or at my talk page on Wikimedia Outreach, and feel free to email the group at wikipedians@umich.edu. The Wikipedians of the University of Michigan are excited to see you there! Arbitrarily0 (talk) 21:46, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Reign of Terror[edit]

I've changed a couple of your edits to this page-- the location in Paris where Marat is interred is, in fact, the Panthéon (with an accent). I also do feel that it would be more correct to speak in terms of the end of the Terror, as the Reign of Terror is more typically referred to in brief by this name. I don't think I've ever seen it abbreviated to "the Reign;" however, if you have a compelling reason for preferring this, I'm more than happy to consider it. Thanks! -- Zhuravlei (talk) 16:39, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Can you help out?[edit]

I see you're a Wolverine and still an active editor. Wikipedia:WikiProject_Resource_Exchange/Resource_Request#Pauly-Wissowa: RE, Vol. VII A 2 needs someone with access to the library there to do a lookup. It'd be good to get this one off the books.LeadSongDog come howl! 16:57, 29 June 2011 (UTC)


mediation Request[edit]

Hi funnyhat, I need your help

I noticed you were on of the users who brought the issue of the name of the Island Hispaniola in the discussion thread. So I'm trying to get a mediation Request becuase there is one user who just won't liste to other people's opinions. it's like only his counts. SO I HAVE INCLUDED YOU IN THE FILLING PARTY. I hope that's ok. if you could please help me out there.

Here's the page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requests_for_mediation/Hispaniola Commnet added by Marcopolololo (talk) Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marcopolololo (talkcontribs) 22:59, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Formal mediation has been requested[edit]

The Mediation Committee has received a request for formal mediation of the dispute relating to "Hispaniola". As an editor concerned in this dispute, you are invited to participate in the mediation. Mediation is a voluntary process which resolves a dispute over article content by facilitation, consensus-building, and compromise among the involved editors. After reviewing the request page, the formal mediation policy, and the guide to formal mediation, please indicate in the "party agreement" section whether you agree to participate. Because requests must be responded to by the Mediation Committee within seven days, please respond to the request by 6 December 2011.

Discussion relating to the mediation request is welcome at the case talk page. Thank you.
Message delivered by MediationBot (talk) on behalf of the Mediation Committee. 23:45, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi Funnyhat. Do you want to participate in the mediation? We are awaiting your response to the proposal, above, to open mediation proceedings for the dispute concerning Hispaniola. We would appreciate your response on the case page, at Wikipedia:Requests for mediation/Hispaniola#Parties' agreement to mediation. Regards, AGK [•] 10:35, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Request for mediation rejected[edit]

The request for formal mediation concerning Hispaniola, to which you were listed as a party, has been declined. To read an explanation by the Mediation Committee for the rejection of this request, see the mediation request page, which will be deleted by an administrator after a reasonable time. Please direct questions relating to this request to the Chairman of the Committee, or to the mailing list. For more information on forms of dispute resolution, other than formal mediation, that are available, see Wikipedia:Dispute resolution.

For the Mediation Committee, AGK [•] 11:58, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
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Possibly unfree File:Eastern market chicken.jpg[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Eastern market chicken.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the file's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the file description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. — ξxplicit 01:27, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

Michigan Wikipedians[edit]

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Greetings Funnyhat! I noticed that you made mention of the University of Michigan or Ann Arbor on your userpage. If you are a current student, faculty, or other affiliate at the University of Michigan, I would like to welcome you, on behalf of the Michigan Wikipedians, to our next weekly meeting on Monday September 30 (and every Monday thereafter). The meetings are held at 8:00 PM (EDT) in the University of Michigan Shapiro Library, room 4041. New and experienced editors alike are most welcome. Do not hesitate to leave me a message if you have any questions, and feel free to stop by the MWiki talk page. The Michigan Wikipedians are excited to meet you! Arbitrarily0 (talk) 00:38, 24 September 2013 (UTC)