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Aŭ mesaĝu min en Esperanto! (I am there much more than here, so I'll probably see your message quicker if you leave it there...)


Hey, thanks for fixing that little spelling slip-up of mine on my user page (I left "minutia" singular when it should have been plural). It caught me by surprise (edited just three minutes after I created the page!), but I appreciate it; heaven only knows for how long it might otherwise have escaped my notice. Thanks again! Damien Prystay 06:52, Jul 9, 2004 (UTC)


Hello, Haruo, and welcome to Wikipedia.

I formalized what you probably already know about your question on VfD, at Wikipedia:Votes for deletion#July 10.

The heading you tried to create there began appropriately with 4 =-signs, but never balanced them and therefore broke the section-editability of the rest of the page. (Perhaps that was just an oversight, since i assume it would have the same effect on eo:.)

You probably don't need much help, after your eo: work, but you still might find these links helpful in editing pages or creating new ones: Tutorial, How to edit a page, Naming conventions, Manual of Style. You should probably read our policies at some point too.

And don't feel you have to read every policy document before you do anything. Dive in, be bold in editing, and if you do anything wrong, someone will be quick to correct it and let you know (hopefully, politely!)

If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the village pump or ask me on my talk page. I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! --Jerzy(t) 07:58, 2004 Jul 12 (UTC)

Back on VfD[edit]

User:Duncharris has now put Zeke Hoskin onto VfD, and i consequently added a new VfD message on the article's page. Under the circumstances, i thought you deserved this more direct notification. Regards, Jerzy(t) 06:40, 2004 Jul 13 (UTC)

Enabling Hindi[edit]

To view hindi properly have a look at, if you are using windows you have to enable support for indian languages in your regional and language settings. For firefox, you need an updated version of Pango, just intall the language pack for windows and update your firefox to the latest version and all will be fixed. --Girish 07:26, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Makizushi with omelet wrapping[edit]

Thanks for your comments on Sushi. I've added your source to the section on makizushi. That's the first time I've seen maki with an omelette instead of nori wrapping the sushi. In any case, it seems to me that this is makizushi, and not really fukuzasushi, which is always a pouch (inarizushi). --Che Fox 15:44, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Welcoming congregations[edit]

Hi Haruo, I prefer to keep discussions in one place, so see the reply on my talk page. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 08:36, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your prompt reply. I'll not get more involved, but I have left a suggestion for you on on my talk page. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 09:03, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Hi Haruo - just dropping a note to let you know that I am completely confused by this message you left me. Why am I in the set of people you notified about your post regarding this article (which I have never edited and indeed never even seen before)? —Stormie 09:18, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the message. Andycjp Oct 2006

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re User talk:DMacks#University of Wales a federation[edit]

Makes sense. Thanks for the information! DMacks 16:29, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

re:Los Buckleys y el idoma castellano[edit]

I dunno, I mostly jotted out the article because I noticed there wasn't a seperate article on WFB, pere and I thought he was sufficently notable to require his own article. Cheers V. Joe 19:28, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

apology for incorrect edit summary.[edit]

Hi, I just realised that I accused you of vandalising Kilometre in my edit summary. Checking further I see it was the editor before you. Please accept my apology for the incorrect summery - SimonLyall 11:07, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Our/O God our help in ages past[edit]

I'm sorry, I didn't realise that there was an alternative to "O God"- I should have checked. You can change it to the version you think is preferable. Probably the original version by Mr. Watts (if you know what it was) would be the most suitable.

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Shepard's prayer[edit]

Response on talk page of template. Crash Underride 20:46, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Defense from Speedy Deletion[edit]

Dear Haruo:

I have your name from the Hymn Tunes article. Please look at my new article: Hymns and Hymn Tunes - Marriages ... I posted it this morning, and I see now a threat of speedy deletion because it sounds like it was cut and pasted from somewhere. It was: I cut and pasted it from my word processor.

Please see what you think of it, and confirm that it doesn't deserve to be deleted.... Hymnlover (talk) 18:15, 13 May 2010 (UTC)Hymnlover 5-13-10


I saw your question on the Tigrinya talk page. "Merhaba" is a loanword from Arabic. "inkwa be-deHna mets'a'ka" is Tigrinya. Literally, it means something like "How good it is that you arrived (mets'aka) well/in good health (be-deHna)." The Amharic equivalent is similar (inkwan dehna meT'ah), the only difference being historical evolution (ka-> h via palatization, H->h from loss of pharyngeal sounds, epiglottal and pharyngel stops ' and ` go to zero, and ts' has a tendency to become T'). Cheers, — ዮም | (Yom) | TalkcontribsEthiopia 02:05, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Seattle Wikipedia Meetup[edit]

Hello. Some of us Seattle Wikipedians are organizing a meetup for the "Wikipedia Loves Libraries" event Wikipedia is promoting. Most of us have other Wikipedia interests beyond this as well, but at this event the focus will be discussing Wikipedia's entries on libraries in this area. I am writing to invite you to join us at 7pm on Tuesday, October 25 at Allegro Coffee in u-district in Seattle. Here is the meetup page for this event. I would appreciate your noting on that page if you plan to come. That page also has more event details and some description of what preparation has been done.

I got your name because you posted interest in the meetup last summer. I reserved a private room for us at this venue so we will have less interruption this time than on a busy beach. Thank you for your attention, and if you ever want to talk to a Seattle-area Wikipedian for any reason, then please feel free to contact me. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:49, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

We had that meeting and it was a lot of fun. You said that you could come on a Monday night - how does Monday December 5 at 7 sound to you? There was enough interest to make this a monthly thing, and besides me there are other people who could host this, so I was thinking of just advertising this on the first Monday night of every month. Thoughts? Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:40, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
Should work. Will this also be at the Allegro? --Haruo (talk) 23:38, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
I was unable to reserve the conference room at Allegro because they are already booked for Mondays. I checked other options and the best one I can find is to remain at Allegro, but take the first Tuesday of the month. Unfortunately that applies to December. Would you be willing to meet only me? Because you are a long-term user and early adopter and a linguist I know that I would be interested in talking to you outside of a group meeting either at Allegro or I could come to you in Belltown. I could propose the evening of Monday the 5th or other dates, as you like. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:14, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
I'd be interested in talking to you, too. The Allegro on the evening of the 5th would work for me (the earlier start the better, as I live in Skyway and am busbound) or someplace farther south; in Belltown I generally don't have much free time (I'm a supervisor and can't take extended lunch breaks) except before my shift, which generally begins Tuesday through Friday at 2 pm and 11:30 or noon on Saturdays. But if you're free around noon in Belltown, that could work. Or a bookstore or library (did you look at UGL?)? Also, if you want to make a public pitch for Wikipedianism, you could come to the Old Spaghetti Factory at 2 pm Sunday, Dec 11, for the Seattle Esperanto Society's annual Zamenhof's BD get-together (I can translate) ... ;-) --Haruo (talk) 04:33, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
I take buses also. Would it be better to meet downtown? I could propose lots of coffeeshops there - Trabant and Zeitgeist are excellent and quite cozy. Earlier in the day is also fine with me. Many days at noon around Belltown are cool, if that saves you a trip we can just meet before your work. Either this Thursday or Friday or next week Thursday or Friday in Belltown works for me. Let me know. If you email me at this might go more smoothly. Blue Rasberry (talk) 23:52, 15 November 2011 (UTC)
Don't want to overdo the indentation! ;-) Things have changed drastically since my last response. On Sunday the 13th I was laid off after 12 years with Gilmore Research. I will go ahead and email you. --Haruo (talk) 04:42, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
Leland? Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:25, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
Yes? Leland aka Haruo. I use Haruo, originally my Japanese name, because the final -o makes it a proper Esperanto noun, which Leland is not. And I came to Wikipedia through Esperanto, so that was the handle I started with. I emailed you; did it not get through? --02:29, 19 November 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)
I just got this back: "This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification



Delivery to the following recipient has been delayed:

Message will be retried for 2 more day(s)

Technical details of temporary failure: The recipient server did not accept our requests to connect. Learn more at [ (1): Connection timed out]" --Haruo (talk) 08:24, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

Huh. I just checked my Wikipedia email and the address I have there is correct, <>. You have it spelled with a "p"; this is me, Lane Rasberry from Gilmore in like 2006. Please write again, and tell me how you got the address. I thought that Wikipedia forwarded email without giving an address, and I would like to try to track how that incorrect address is distributed. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:03, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

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Actually, as I noted in the Edit Summary when I posted the link, this time it was entirely intentional. The problem is, I don't know which of the many Waterloos those who renamed the settlement intended it be named after. The disambiguation page at least provides a list of possibilities. It would be better, if it can be documented, to state in the article which "Waterloo" the name came from. It may even have been named after the Belgian place that gave the battle its name, but I think it's more likely to have been the battle itself, or one (which?) of the many other places named, directly or indirectly, after the battle. --Haruo (talk) 17:58, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Petty vandalism in Fred Phelps talk page[edit]

Compare these two versions and the current version. I'm going to try to set it straight. --Haruo (talk) 05:26, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Back-chaining in Esperanto[edit]

Attempting a proper understanding of this, I'm puzzled by 'parolaj' in the first sentence. Wiktionary gives 'parolanto' for 'speaker'. Is there a bit missing? 'Parolantoj'? Rothorpe (talk) 01:02, 4 April 2012 (UTC)


Do whatever needs doing, I'm long gone from WP but took the time to answer. I was feeling my way through that, and the nation/village thing is partly a result of the way BC First Nations are "geared" and view themselves....long series of examples I could point to; the Sts'Ailes/Chehalis vs the rest of the Halqemeylem speakers, whether or not the Burrards are Halkomelem or Squamish speakers, the way the Ditidaht and Makah define themselves separately from the other Nuu-chah-nulth etc, the way the Lower Lillooet (other than Mt Currie) use Ucwalmicws vs the usual St'at'imcets, the way the Scwe'xmx (sp?) define themselves within the Nlaka'pamux, the various Carrier/Witsuwitin/Wet'su-we'ten definition game, and so on; Tahltan vs Sekani and so on....each village calls itself a nation, and so the American-side scenario i was trying to un-jumble, per an article structure evolved/hoped for via discussions long ago at WP:NorthAmNative to have separate people/culture, govt/org and language articles for each group; but with so many overlaps it's quite the tangled web, and in teh case of the Salishan peoples of the Straits and Puget Sound and Fraser-Whatcom area really hard to untangle, especially as a non-linguist/anthro....I was trying to impose order, I suppose, where none is what you can. I did my best, but found myself putting out so many meaningless but destructive fires elsewhere in Wikipedia I finally threw up my hands in despair and walked away in life's about more than being an encyclopedist or having to argue with code-obsessed people tweaking the interface with no concern with the consequences to content/meaning etc.... (talk) 15:30, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Congratulations, Haruo, you recently made your 1,000th edit to articles on English Wikipedia! Thanks for helping improve Washington-area content, and for all your contributions to Esperanto Wikipedia, too.

Keep up the great work! :) Maryana (WMF) (talk) 23:21, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Batavia, New York[edit]

Very strange. Good catch, though. I chose to follow up on it by checking the sources, but the sources confirm what both articles say. I can't see why this would be so; after all, towns in New York equate to townships, which means that they are pretty much just large tracts of land sectioned up for administrative purposes. Townships always include constituent urban populations when measured by the census, so I don't see why towns would be any different. I'm afraid I can provide just about as much insight as you (I'm from your half of the country). --Starstriker7(Talk) 07:20, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

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By all means delete it! It wasn't supposed to be in wp-en at all; I'm working on the wp-eo article on the topic, and thought I had copied the English text there to look at as I work on it. --Haruo (talk) 13:07, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
Oops! No hard feelings. I was actually wondering whether you wanted it moved to your userspace on English Wikipedia instead of having it deleting, but I see that won't be an issue. Best of luck with the wp-eo article. — Mr. Stradivarius 13:10, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! It's really just a stub at the moment, but I'll be fleshing it out as the great day approaches. Thanks for deleting my goof. --Haruo (talk) 13:24, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

Mountain Time zone Malheur county oregon. Response to Haruo request.[edit]

There is a new message on this page for you,_Oregon. Im new to wikipedia, so im assuming you get notified when there is a message for you on this talk page. If this is not true please let me know, on my user talk page. (talk) 13:31, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Just an fyi, no need to respond, Since you mentioned that your not interested in the time zone info anymore, from what i gathered, then there's is no need from my end, for you to respond to this message, unless you prefer, or you change your mind on the time zone issue.
My user name clarification I just wanted to say that i dont have a user name and I am just an IP user at this time, and wikipedia give's me just a talk page that I am aware of..
My talk pageTo my knowledge, wikipedia does not let me (ip user) have a user page, therefore i just use the first section of my talk page as my de facto user home page. I still monitor my talk page for now, and to my knowledge my talk page is the only thing I am able to monitor. I dont think im allowed to have watch list for other pages, from what i know.
Your advice re talk page Protocol. Feel free to let me know if i did anything incorrectly (syntax, indentation, etc ) regarding the talk page exchange i had with you, on my talk page. (talk) 19:07, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Takes America/Seattle[edit]

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle 2012[edit]

Hello, I noticed you were active in the 2011 event, and wanted to tell you that the 2012 Wikipedia Loves Libraries in Seattle is planned. It's Dec 8th 10am-3pm at Seattle Public Library, and we'd love to have you there, and hear your ideas about what to edit. Hope to see you there. Maximilianklein (talk) 23:16, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

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Asosiy: listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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