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Hello. If you've come for querying about NjardarBot's edits; it be on this or another wikipedia; you've come to the right place.

Comments regarding my own edits on the English Wikipedia should also be posted here, rather than on my "home wiki". The time it takes for me to reply if you post here, is minimally increased.


Archiving[edit]

Thanks for the friendly advice, Harald. GoodDay (talk) 16:23, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

I still don't fully understand. How do I transfer it to the newly created page? GoodDay (talk) 00:30, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

You mean I have to type out word-for-word a copy on my created Archive page? PS- I've seen Wikipedia's How to page, I don't have a clue what cut & paste means. I'm afraid the only way I'll ever understand this Archiving stuff? is if someone gives a visual instruction on 'You Tube'. GoodDay (talk) 17:06, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

PS: Perhaps it's best I continue what I've been doing. Delete the page, pointing out it's whereabouts on the 'edit summary' - simply leave it in the 'history'. GoodDay (talk) 17:08, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

I've created my Archive page. I couldn't cut so I copied. My stuff went to the archive page (though not an identical copy) & I'll have to delete the original from my user talk page. PS: Wikipedia deleted & redirected my main Archive page (leaving the required discussion version). So, now I guess I simply delete the original from my user page. PS: Why wasn't the copy identical (particularly the Hockey Newsletter & Wiki Awards)? GoodDay (talk) 19:46, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Jumpin' Junipers, I think I've got it. GoodDay (talk) 20:09, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

PS: I've chosen to archive everything else, unto my second Archive page (as it's difficult to keep things highlighted, while you're trying to switch it to another page). Again, like the first archive page content, the second archive page content, is not an exact copy. It makes the archived postings difficult to read. Oh well, I'm trying. GoodDay (talk) 20:32, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

I'll try my best. I think I'll eventually go over my 'two' Archive pages & manually fix the post headings (try and cover up my mistakes, as it were). GoodDay (talk) 21:49, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Where are my manners? Thanks a billion Harald, for teaching me how to 'archive' my pages. It's a load off my mind. GoodDay (talk) 23:16, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Re: Spectral class of 220 Stephania[edit]

I wrote the article in 2005, happily forgot to include proper references and I can't no longer remember. Most data is from here (dead link), but not in the case of this asteroid. PDS Asteroid Data Sets has a comprehensible list of asteroid databases. This database lists asteroid spectra and it does agree with the JPL website. — JyriL talk 17:45, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Applying patches to pywikipedia[edit]

Hi, sorry to bother you. I see that you have applied som patches to pywikipedia and I was reading on MetaWiki about Using the python wikipediabot#Contributing changes and it said that I should type

$ svn diff > svn.diff

I tried typing into my bot console, but it didn't work. So where should I type it (using Windows XP); how do I create this .diff file? I have added a couple of translations to category.py that should be included into pywikipedia.

Thanks in advance. Harald Khan Ճ 19 avril 2008 à 18:20 (CEST)

Hello Harald !
Don't worry, you're not bothering me, it's always nice to have people trying to contribute to an opensource project :)
It's pretty normal that this command is not working under XP : it is an Unix command. svn is the unix subversion (SVN) client, and > is an Unix stream redirection, which is not feasible in Windows, from what I know.
I believe you are using Tortoise SVN as a windows SVN client, are you ? If so, you'll learn how to create a patch here. If not, try searching your SVN client documentation ;)
Cheers !
NicDumZ ~ 16:41, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the help so far!
I created a .diff file, right clicked on it and used "apply patch", clicked on the file I had altered, it downloaded the fil and...The version on the right reads "Theirs - category.py : patched" and both the left and the right have the extra translations; so does this mean that I have successfully submitted the translations?
Thanks in advance. --Harald Khan Ճ 19 avril 2008 à 19:12 (CEST)
The idea of the patch is that a random user should not be able to change the code without the approval of the project member : you have to send us the .diff, so we can look upon it, and apply it on our computers to test it. If the patch is fine, then one of the project members commits it, and every pywikipedia user upgrading their pywikipedia version after that commit will get the patched file.
You can submit your patch here !
NicDumZ ~ 17:23, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
Alright. Once again thanks; I've submitted it. --Harald Khan Ճ 19 avril 2008 à 19:35(CEST)
It looked fine : applied in rev 5238. Thanks ! :) NicDumZ ~ 17:41, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Mahia[edit]

Hi Harald - technically, I think you're right that the "a" has a macron in Maori, but the general rule for NZ places is thatif the same name is used in English as well as Maori macrons aren't added to the titles (common English usage doesn't add them). It's still subject to debate as to whether this rule will stay or be changed, but since most people searching for places do so from outside NZ (where the use of the macron isn't likely to be known) it's easier to search if the macron isn't there. It's explained more thoroughly at Wikipedia:Naming Conventions (New Zealand)#Place names. Grutness...wha? 10:18, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Hertfordshire[edit]

Hi. Your bot's edits to Hertfordshire didn't add nn:Hertfordshire, it took the existing entries which were in alphabetical order and jumbled them up. I'll revert the changes. Hope you can fix your bot. Bazj (talk) 20:11, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

You're right. I'm wrong. Sorry. I grovel. Bazj (talk) 20:26, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

KhanBot at bn[edit]

We do have a Bot policy, that all automated bots are required to apply for a bot flag, and also provide some info. Please register your bot by providing the info at bn:WP:BOT. Thanks. --Ragib (talk) 18:00, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Bot language edit[edit]

Hi, I saw your bot made this change: [1], and it appears to me that it is (a) moving an existing entry ("it" = Italian?) from its correct alphabetical sequence to an incorrect position, and (b) "fixing" the "pt" entry, which previously appeared twice, once with incorrect capitalization, by fixing the capitalization instead of removing the duplicate entry. Unless I'm misreading what's happening. I can understand the latter mistake, but can't figure out why your bot moved the "it" entry. --A Knight Who Says Ni (talk) 15:04, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Hi, there is no duplication of pt-links in the article as far as I can tell, and as for changing the alfabetical order; Italiano ('it') should indeed appear above Magyar (Hungarian; 'hu') --Harald Khan Ճ 15:16, 24 July 2008 (UTC)
Hi again, thanks for the explanation. I was told some time ago that these links should be in order by 2-letter language code, since not all the languages display as characters in the Roman/Latin alphabet and are therefore not sortable. But your method is confirmed and explained in m:Interwiki sorting order (note to self), so I've learned something! As for the duplication, I guess the colon after "pl" made it look like "pt". (I do have trouble with WP using arial font to show differences.) --A Knight Who Says Ni (talk) 15:45, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Re: Red Square[edit]

Good catch, I think I had the Square and the Rectangle confused. I removed the Red Square entry in the PPN list.

Thanks, --Keflavich (talk) 15:44, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Actually, it was because MWC 922 is listed as a PPN candidate in this article, but its PPN status was never confirmed and it is probably part of a small class of more massive starts with PN-like circumstellar nebulae that is as yet unnamed. --Keflavich (talk) 15:54, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Your rollback request[edit]

Hello Harald Khan, I have granted your account rollback in accordance with your request. Please remember that rollback is for reverting vandalism/spam, and that misuse of the tool, either by revert-warring with other users, or simply reverting edits you disagree with, can lead to it being removed. For practice, you may wish to see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback. Good luck. Acalamari 20:22, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Undetermined language[edit]

You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at Anypodetos's talk page.

UiO[edit]

I raelly would like to go to UiO for maths, but I don't understand the application process as it is described online. I have been studying Norwegian for a couple years, teaching myself, and am still learning the nuances of the grammar via reading of wholly Norwegian texts (Opp i flammer, f.e.). BLEAKGH - БЛЕАКЬ - بــلــكــغ - בּלכּג - 뱍가 - ᚷᚲᛇᛚᛒ 22:14, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Not sure why you are telling me this. :-P Njardarlogar (talk) 18:54, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Wiktionary Help Needed[edit]

I was wondering if you knew what "tamme", "tammet", "tammene", "tammer/tammar" means in English. The more descriptive yet thought out the answer the better. It doesn't exist in Norwegian or English Wiktionary. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bleakgh (talkcontribs) 22:45, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

tamme is definite singular of tam, meaning 'domesticated'. The rest of the words give no results in this online Norwegian dictionary. The words tammet and tammer are Bokmål inflected forms of the verb temme ('domesticate), if you replace a with e (i.e. the forms are temmet and temmer). Likewise, there is a Nynorsk word temmar which means 'domesticator'. Njardarlogar (talk) 10:14, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

User:ChelseaFCG[edit]

Hi. ChelseaFCG (talk · contribs) has been identified as a sockpuppet of ArsA-92 (talk · contribs) — who, in turn, was indefinitely blocked for disruptive editing in April 2012. That is, ArsA-92 was blocked, so he created a new account (ChelseaFCG) and resumed editing using that account.

Using sockpuppets to evade a block or ban is not permitted, and any edits performed by a sock of a banned or indefinitely blocked user can be reverted on sight regardless of their apparent merits (see the banning policy). Perhaps Elockid should have been clearer about this in an edit summary when he deleted ChelseaFCG's comments at Talk:Georgian alphabet, but as far as I can tell, the deletion was appropriate. — Richwales 18:28, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

I saw it after I had reverted the revert. I am not familiar with the policies concerning sockpuppetry, I just saw a conversation that had a part of it cut off. Should not the entire section that he started be removed, rather just his last contribtution to it? --Njardarlogar (talk) 19:11, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
Since the conversation involves another user (Dougweller), I would be reluctant to remove the whole exchange without approval from Dougweller (or an expert opinion that the whole thing really should go). I'll contact Elockid (who has much more experience with this sort of thing than I do) and see what he thinks. — Richwales 19:39, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikidata is here; please disable any interwiki bots on the English Wikipedia[edit]

Hi!

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November 2013[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm Nick Levine. I wanted to let you know that I undid one or more of your recent contributions to 2011 Norway attacks because it did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, you can use the sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks! Nick Levine (talk) 11:34, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Ivar Aasen[edit]

I have changed the information about Nynorsk back to the way I had it and added more information including some well-respected language experts. I understand I am not Norwegian, but all of my references say it is both a written and spoken language, it also points out that there is a political and social dispute over the use or non-use of this language. I am not trying to cause a stink, merely improve our lowly English Wiki, please help me by, if you disagree, utilizing references to substantiate your position and if is is a POV issue, then we can work together and show both sides. Thanks and on a side note, I am nearing the end of my Geology degree and I am going to try to get a job in either Scandinavia (I am not sure whether it was Finland or Norway (I get them confused)--Sorry if that is an insult), or Scotland as I would love to have my children experience your neck of the woods not to mention see your beautiful country. Again, I am not trying to rub you the wrong way. speednat (talk) 19:59, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

The version that you removed is more accurate. Just study your sources more closely/read other sources. Nynorsk is not a language, Norwegian is. --Njardarlogar (talk) 16:54, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Law of Jante[edit]

Hi Christoffer – You've reverted my edit on the Law of Jante, the second time this has been done, on the grounds that it's Original Research. I would dispute this, and I'm sure I can provide a reference for this. As you are Norwegian, I'm sure you must know more about this subject than I do – but I am keen to give some sort of explanation for what the so-called Law actually means for individuals in Norwegian/Danish/Swedish society today (the article has so far always failed to do this). I don't want to get into an edit war on this (I hate Wikipedia for all such disputes these days), so would ask for your advice on how best to achieve this. I propose to cite an interview with young Norwegians on a British TV documentary programme – do you think this will be acceptable as a reference? Cheers – Bruce Agendum (talk) 17:02, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Hey. The existence of the Law of Jante as a real phenomenon, and not just something that takes place in fiction, is controversial (to put it mildly). I don't think you can find any serious encyclopedia or academic source insisting that the 'Law of Jante' has a significant impact on Scandinavian societies; or even just that it is a real phenomenon.
I am not too familiar with the exact guidelines of WP when it comes to sources; but one thing I can say, is this: the source would help to back up a claim that the Law of Jante is viewed as having a significant impact, but not that it does have a significant impact. --Njardarlogar (talk) 18:05, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Your bot on English Wikipedia[edit]

A proposal to de-authorize a group of idle interwiki bots on the English Wikipedia is currently in process. A bot account of yours has been included in the list. If you are no longer using this bot, no action is neccessary by you. Should you wish to revive your bot in the near future, please remove your bot from the list here: en:Wikipedia:Bot_owners'_noticeboard#Bot_that_are_inactive_for_the_last_2-4_years_and_may_lose_bot_flag. Thank you for your contributions. For the en: Bot Approvals Group, en:user:Xaosflux 12:22, 28 June 2014 (UTC)