User talk:gracefool

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SCOUT eh![edit]

When this article was nominated for AfD in 2005 you were involved in the discussion. It has now been nominated again. This is a notification in case you are still interested in taking part in the debate. Regards, DiverScout (talk) 09:35, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for March 10[edit]

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No, I removed the link. Looks like this bot has a bug. ··gracefool 00:48, 11 March 2012 (UTC)
I think the bot picked up the fact that you edited the wikilink to Ray Wallace so that it pointed to the DAB page (Ray Wallace)Nwhit (talk) 13:15, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
Ah thanks, I thought I was reverting one change but I actually reverted two... fixed now. ··gracefool 22:59, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Typoscan is working again[edit]

Just in case you haven't been following Wikipedia:WikiProject TypoScan, Reedy got this working again. Happy editing! GoingBatty (talk) 01:55, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, good to know. ··gracefool 04:16, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

Non-free rationale for File:Rise of Nations scene.jpg[edit]

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...I'm still being asked to add fair use rationales to images I uploaded eight years ago, when {{fairuse}} was all that was required. I still think it's over the top to ask for anything more, all I have to do is point out the obvious... which I've done now. But really, what is achieved by this? There's no legal necessity to justify usage that is solidly established as being fair use. ··gracefool 00:08, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for adding the rationale, I've checked over your other uploads , so you shouldn't be getting any more messages. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 09:12, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
Thanks ··gracefool 22:11, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

Invoking bracket matching check[edit]

From a note on the wikEd talkpage, I understand (or think I understand) you use User:Ais523/bracketmatch.js. I have installed it on my js page User:DePiep/common.js. Can you tell me (no documentation found) how to invoke that script in an edit? I have no clue, and I see no button. -DePiep (talk) 15:48, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

No idea actually! I'm wondering the same thing... ··gracefool 22:18, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
 :-) eh, do you use it? -DePiep (talk) 22:21, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
No, because I don't know how to make it work! ··gracefool 05:42, 16 July 2012 (UTC)
Topic closed then. -DePiep (talk) 16:48, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

whisperback: WP:AWB/B[edit]

See Wikipedia_talk:AutoWikiBrowser/Bugs#edit_summaries_must_be_editable Rjwilmsi 12:42, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

Administrator's Noticeboard[edit]

Your name has been mentioned in a discussion concerning User: Agadant and the Web Sheriff article at the Administrator's Noticeboard. You can join the discussion by clicking here.-- KeithbobTalk 22:59, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, joined. ··gracefool 03:39, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Parkour article[edit]

Just letting you know that I've reverted your recent edits of the 'Parkour' article (for being unsourced and controversial/incorrect), but welcome further discussion.

Although what practitioners do might be considered creative, creativity is not one of the goals of Parkour so I don't think it deserves to be singled out for special mention in the introduction to the article. The same goes for playfulness, which I think is the wrong word to use to describe finding enjoyment in finding practical solutions.

The article no longer contains a list of movements so I think it is wrong to include a list in the introduction, which is after all supposed to be a summary of the article. Furthermore, the concept of individual 'movements' is not used in Parkour (in fact is even harmful to it) so even if we do try and include a description of the actions in the article we need to phrase it differently.

'Competing against yourself' is an inaccurate use of the word 'compete' so I think there are better ways to make that point if it is needed. More importantly, given that Parkour itself is non-competitive and contains a strong anti-competition philosophy, I think we should take care not to use any variation of the word 'compete' when desribing Parkour, especially in the introduction.

Although Parkour involves moving from one place to another, it is incorrect to say that it involves taking flight from something. Also, Parkour doesn't encourage a 'flight' response, it actually does the reverse and encourages practitioners to confront difficulties rather than avoiding them. For these reasons I don't think referencing 'fight or flight' is helpful to this article. Feraess (talk) 22:16, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

There is the theory of what parkour is, and there is description of what traceurs actually do. The article should cover both.
Currently, the description is very general:
Parkour is a training discipline that developed out of military obstacle course training. Practitioners aim to move from one place to another, negotiating the obstacles in between. The discipline uses no equipment and is non-competitive. A male practitioner is generally called a "traceur", a female a "traceuse".
This gives the uninitiated almost no idea of what parkour is. Running hurdles, or climbing, or swimming, or any of a myriad of sports could fit that description.
I've now improved the article significantly, using a raft of academic sources, with discussion on the talk page. ··gracefool 02:40, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Category:Browser-based games[edit]

Category:Browser-based games, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Emmette Hernandez Coleman (talk) 13:33, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, voted to agree with rename. ··gracefool 09:03, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:The dying earth by jack vance.jpg)[edit]

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Nomination of Lord Soth for deletion[edit]

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Thanks, added to discussion. ··gracefool 03:17, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Editor of the Week[edit]

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Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week, for a decade of excellence. Thank you for the great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)

User:Buster7 submitted the following nomination for Editor of the Week:

Editor Gracefool is a 10 year veteran of Wikipedia. The creator of 49 articles and 34 images, Gracefool "always leaves an edit summary" as a courtesy to subsequent editors. A member of the Typo Team and a WikiGnome, he has mentored many editors over the years. He prides himself in writing good captions for articles. As a Wiki Janitor, he is a jack-of-all-trades, a fixer of whatever needs to be fixed. Most of his work is hidden but he deserves recognition for it. Without the diligent work of this type of editor, Wikipedia would be a mess. Hard working veteran editors like this deserve a rousing and hearty thank you.

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Thanks again for your efforts! Go Phightins! 20:36, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks heaps, what a nice surprise! Pretty random though, how did you even find me? There are so many great editors to choose from.
I see these go up on the responses page, so while I have a sandbox, check out the policy section on my userpage re my thoughts on what we need to do to make Wikipedia a friendlier place. And thanks for doing your bit to encourage us old hands. ··gracefool 13:55, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Completely random - something about you caught my eye. A little research confirmed your demeanor. Thanks for your continuing efforts. ```Buster Seven Talk 15:43, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Template:Welcome (no contrib)[edit]

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Ok thanks. Actually {{Welcome0}} is a duplicate of {{Welcome (no contrib)}} which is is 3 years older, but all good. ··gracefool 09:12, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
It's a nice template, they kind of stole your idea. Meteor_sandwich_yum (talk) 22:38, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:WikiProject Pokémon[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Pokémon, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Pokémon and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Wikipedia:WikiProject Pokémon during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Shuasa (talk) 10:33, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Definitely not something I substantially contributed to... anyway I see it's been speedy kept. ··gracefool 23:53, 21 May 2014 (UTC)