User talk:Henry Flower

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For rants from yesteryear, see Archive1, Archive2, Archive3, Archive4. Thereafter I stopped archiving - it's all in the history.

Barring unforeseen circumstances, I'll reply to everything on this page rather than your talk page. Boilerplate messages will be responded to with the same consideration and attention with which they were left. :)


Anne Sinclair[edit]

Hello. I have restored the request for citation about the "American-born" part in the intro paragraph, that you had removed previously. I have also detailed my rationale on the article's talk page. I would be very grateful if you could give more details before removing it again. Regards. olivier (talk) 08:33, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. I'm not excited enough about her birthplace to re-revert; I'd just note as an aside that "American-born" does not mean what you think it does. ;) HenryFlower 09:52, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
It's OK, thank you. Not sure you know what I think. olivier (talk) 10:08, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

Proposed Tibetan naming conventions[edit]

A while back, I posted a new proposal for Tibetan naming conventions, i.e. conventions that can be used to determine the most appropriate titles for articles related to the Tibetan region. This came out of discussions about article titles on Talk:Qamdo and Talk:Lhoka (Shannan) Prefecture. I hope that discussions on the proposal's talk page will lead to consensus in favour of making these conventions official, but so far only a few editors have left comments. If you would be interested in taking a look at the proposed naming conventions and giving your opinion, I would definitely appreciate it. Thanks—Nat Krause(Talk!·What have I done?) 20:50, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Research into the user pages of Wikipedians: Invitation to participate[edit]

Greetings,

My name is John-Paul and I am a student with the University of Alberta specializing in Communications and Technology.

I would like to include your Wikipedia user page in a study I am doing about how people present themselves online. I am interested in whether people see themselves in different ways, online and offline. One of the things I am looking at is how contributors to Wikipedia present themselves to each other through their user pages. Would you consider letting me include your user page in my study?

With your consent, I will read and analyze your user page, and ask you five short questions about it that will take about ten to fifteen minutes to answer. I am looking at about twenty user pages belonging to twenty different people. I will be looking at all user pages together, looking for common threads in the way people introduce themselves to other Wikipedians.

I hope that my research will help answer questions about how people collaborate, work together, and share knowledge. If you are open to participating in this study, please reply to this message, on your User Talk page or on mine. I will provide you with a complete description of my research, which you can use to decide if you want to participate.

Thank-you,

John-Paul Mcvea
University of Alberta
jmcvea@ualberta.ca

Johnpaulmcvea (talk) 22:04, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

Hi, that would be fine. :) HenryFlower 00:06, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

Thank-you for agreeing to participate in my study[edit]

Thank-you for agreeing to participate in my study, entitled “Online Self-presentation among Wikipedians.” I appreciate it.

As I indicated before, here are five questions that I would like you to answer. Please be as brief or as thorough as you like.


5 QUESTIONS

1. Are you a member of social networks such Facebook or MySpace?

2. In addition to maintaining a user page in Wikipedia, have you also written or edited articles? If so, about how many times?

3. What are the key messages about yourself that you hope to convey with your user page?

4. Have your Wikipedia contributions ever received feedback, such as being edited by others or commented on? Have you received a message from another Wikipedia user? If so, do you think your user page positively or negatively affected what other people said and how they said it?

5. Do you see your “online self” as being different from your “offline self?” Can you elaborate?


Please indicate your answers to these questions on your talk page, or on mine. If you like, you can email your answers to me instead (jmcvea@ualberta.ca).

Thank you again : )

Johnpaulmcvea (talk) 23:40, 20 September 2011 (UTC)


INDICATING CONSENT

By answering these questions, you indicate your agreement with the following statements:

• That you understand that you have been asked to be in a research study.

• That you have read and received a copy of the Information Sheet, attached below (“Additional Information”).

• That you understand the benefits and risks involved in taking part in this research study.

• That you have had an opportunity to ask questions and discuss this study.

• That you understand that you are free to refuse to participate, or to withdraw from the study at any time, without consequence, and that your information will be withdrawn at your request.

• That the issue of confidentiality been explained to you and that you understand who will have access to your information (see “Additional Information”).

• That you agree to participate.


ADDITONAL INFORMATION

Background

• I am asking you to participate in a research project that is part of my MA degree.

• I am asking you because you have created a user page in Wikipedia that other people can use to learn about you.


Purpose

• My research is about how people present themselves online.

• I will look at how people present themselves when presenting themselves to the Wikipedia community.


Study Procedures

• With your consent, I will analyze the language of your user page and gather basic statistics such as the count of words, the frequency of words, the number of sections, and so on.

• I will also read the text of your user page, looking for elements in common with ads posted by other people. I will note whether you include a picture, or links to other content on the internet,

• I ask you to answer my five questions, above. This will take about ten to fifteen minutes to complete. I will ask you to answer the questions within a week, and send your answers to me.

• Throughout my research, I will adhere to the University of Alberta Standards for the Protection of Human Research Participants, which you can view at http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/gfcpolicymanual/policymanualsection66.cfm


Benefits

• There is no direct benefit to you for participating in this research. You may, however, find it interesting to read my perspective on how you present yourself online.

• I hope that the information I get from doing this study will help understand how technology affects the way people come together into a society.

• There is no reward or compensation for participating in this research.


Risk

• There is no direct risk for participating in this research.


Voluntary Participation

• You are under no obligation to participate in this study. Participation is completely voluntary.

• You can opt out of this study at any time before October 10, 2011, with no penalty. You can ask to have me withdraw any data that I have collected about you. Even if you agree to be in the study, you can change your mind and withdraw.

• If you decline to continue or you wish to withdraw from the study, your information will be removed from the study at your request.


Confidentiality

• This research will be used to support a project that is part of my MA degree.

• A summary of my research will be available on the University of Alberta website.

• Your personally identifiable information will be deleted and digitally shredded as soon as I have finished gathering data about you.

• Data will be kept confidential. Only I will have access to the computer file containing the data. It will be password protected. I will not be sent by email or stored online.

• I will always handle my data in compliance with University of Alberta standards.

• If you would like to receive a copy of my final report, please ask.


Further Information

• If you have any further questions regarding this study, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Stanley Varnhagen, my research advisor for this project. If you have concerns about this study, you may contact the University of Alberta Research Ethics Committee at 780-492-2615. This office has no affiliation with the study investigators.


Thank-you again!

Answers[edit]

1. Are you a member of social networks such Facebook or MySpace?

Not actively; I do have accounts on several, but do not really see the point of them (for me).

2. In addition to maintaining a user page in Wikipedia, have you also written or edited articles? If so, about how many times?

Many thousands of edits by now, I think, though I don't know the exact number.

3. What are the key messages about yourself that you hope to convey with your user page?

None that I'm aware of; I don't think that user pages (or texts in general) are usefully construed as having 'messages' beyond what is explicitly stated. The closest I can say to what I think you're getting at is that I try to give an impression to other users of the kind of person I am and who they are (if they choose to) interacting with.

4. Have your Wikipedia contributions ever received feedback, such as being edited by others or commented on? Have you received a message from another Wikipedia user? If so, do you think your user page positively or negatively affected what other people said and how they said it?

Many times, on both counts. The last part of the question seems ambiguous; I can think of cases, for example, where people's comments have made hostile references to my user page, which in one sense is of course negative; on the other hand, that told me straight away that these people were not ones I was likely to interact with productively, and that knowledge was positive. On the whole though, such explicit reactions as there have been have been overwhelmingly positive, most often by establishing common ground between myself and the other users.

5. Do you see your “online self” as being different from your “offline self?” Can you elaborate?

I acknowledge that it is, but I try to keep it as little different as possible. In particular, I do recognise in some of my online interactions occasionally greater argumentativeness/aggressiveness than I would allow in 'real life' (a tendency which I think is extremely widespread online).

Do let me know if you think any of my answers need further clarification. HenryFlower 16:11, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Henry Flower,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chlopeck (talkcontribs) 22:48, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Doupi[edit]

hi, i am going to re-creat Doupi, a local dish from Wuhan, Hubei, China. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Azload (talkcontribs) 18:17, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Looks good, thanks. :) HenryFlower 01:20, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Deletion review for Template:Support[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Template:Support. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. New questions? 19:06, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Help Survey[edit]

Hi there, my name's Peter Coombe and I'm a Wikimedia Community Fellow working on a project to improve Wikipedia's help system. At the moment I'm trying to learn more about how people use and find the current help pages. If you could help by filling out this brief survey about your experiences, I'd be very grateful. It should take less than 10 minutes, and your responses will not be tied to your username in any way.

Thank you for your time,
the wub (talk) 18:12, 14 June 2012 (UTC) (Delivered using Global message delivery)

Non-free rationale for File:Shostvcquote1.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading or contributing to File:Shostvcquote1.jpg. I notice the file page specifies that the file is being used under non-free content criteria, but there is not a suitable explanation or rationale as to why each specific use in Wikipedia is acceptable. Please go to the file description page, and edit it to include a non-free rationale.

If you have uploaded other non-free media, consider checking that you have specified the non-free rationale on those pages too. You can find a list of 'file' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free media lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If the file is already gone, you can still make a request for undeletion and ask for a chance to fix the problem. If you have any questions, please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 10:08, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Non-free rationale for File:Shost14m1fig6.png[edit]

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Non-free rationale for File:Shost14m1b1to3.png[edit]

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Non-free rationale for File:Weinberg.png[edit]

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First ever Oxford Wiki Meetup[edit]

You are invited to the first ever Oxford Wiki Meetup which will take place at The Four Candles, 51 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BE on Sunday 4 November 2012 from 1.00 pm.

I hope as many people as possible will be able to attend so that we can make this a regular event. If you have never been to one, this is an opportunity to meet other Wikipedians in an informal atmosphere for Wiki and non-Wiki related chat and for beer or food if you like. Experienced and new contributors are all welcome. This event is definitely not restricted just to discussion of Oxford related topics. Bring your laptop if you like and use the free Wifi or just bring yourself. Even better, bring a friend! Click the link for full details. Looking forward to seeing you. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:10, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

File:Tungsrimuangbot.jpg needs authorship information[edit]

Dear uploader:

The media file you uploaded as File:Tungsrimuangbot.jpg appears to be missing information as to its authorship (and or source), or if you did provide such information, it is confusing for others trying to make use of the image.

It would be appreciated if you would consider updating the file description page, to make the authorship of the media clearer.

Although some images may not need author information in obvious cases, (such where an applicable source is provided), authorship information aids users of the image, and helps ensure that appropriate credit is given (a requirement of some licenses).

  • If you created this media yourself, please consider explicitly including your user name, for which: {{subst:usernameexpand|Henry Flower}} will produce an appropriate expansion,
    or use the {{own}} template.
  • If this is an old image, for which the authorship is unknown or impossible to determine, please indicate this on the file description page.
If you have any questions please see Help:File page. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 10:26, 10 October 2012 (UTC)
Dear Bot,
Please ask your owner not to be so lazy and to actually look at the pages he unleashes you on.
Thank you. HenryFlower 04:10, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

File:Xenaorbitex.png missing description details[edit]

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If the information is not provided, the image may eventually be proposed for deletion, a situation which is not desirable, and which can easily be avoided.

If you have any questions please see Help:Image page. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 10:57, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Talk:Thai people[edit]

please perform opnion in my section about (compare the term between of siamese and thais) --โจ : แฟนท่าเรือ : เกรียนที่หน้าตาไม่ดีแห่งไร้สาระนุกรม : พูดคุยกับควายตัวนี้ได้ที่นี่ 19:58, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Xi Mingze[edit]

I declined your speedy deletion request for this article, as it contains a credible assertion of notability (i.e. Xi's status as the daughter of Xi Jinping). If you would like to take the article to AFD, please feel free to do so. -Hit bull, win steak(Moo!) 17:01, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Pagoda.jpg[edit]

FYI, as this was your upload originally: commons:Commons:Deletion requests/File:Pagoda.jpg. Rd232 talk 11:34, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland[edit]

I'm just dropping you a quick note about a new Wikipedian in Residence job that's opened up at the National Library of Scotland. There're more details at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Scotland#Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland. Richard Symonds (WMUK) (talk) 15:30, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Million Award[edit]

Million award logo.svg The Million Award
For your contributions to bring Angkor Wat (estimated annual readership: 1,471,000) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. -- Khazar2 (talk) 13:25, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

The Million Award is a new initiative to recognize the editors of Wikipedia's most-read content; you can read more about the award and its possible tiers (Quarter Million Award, Half Million Award, and Million Award) at Wikipedia:Million Award. You're also welcome to display this userbox:

Million award logo.svg This user won the Million Award for bringing Angkor Wat to Featured Article status.


If I've made any error in this listing, please don't hesitate to correct it; if for any reason you don't feel you deserve it, please don't hesitate to remove it; if you know of any other editor who merits one of these awards, please don't hesitate to give it; if you yourself deserve another award from any of the three tiers, please don't hesitate to take it! Cheers and all best, -- Khazar2 (talk) 13:25, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Eleanor Lambert article[edit]

Dear Henry Flower: I have been editing the Eleanor Lambert article and noticed your name in the history edits. Please would you direct me to some third-party sources. Thank you in advance. Geraldshields11 (talk) 22:46, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Picture permission for book publication[edit]

Dear Henry Flower,

I would like to include your photograph of the Angkor Wat sculpture 'Vishnu Churning the Sea of Milk' (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Awatoceanofmilk01.JPG) in a textbook to be published by Thames & Hudson next year.

Would you be happy, in principle, for us to do this? I'd be happy to explain a bit more about the book. Please email me at pictures@hubner.co.uk so we can discuss this further,

Best wishes,

Pauline Hubner — Preceding unsigned comment added by Paulinehubner (talkcontribs) 14:08, 10 July 2014 (UTC)