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Stereotypes of white race ethnic groups[edit]

Hello :-) The article Stereotypes of white race ethnic groups is nominated for deletion. I really hope you could oppose it being deleted and ask to keep it. It's a nice interesting article, and only the polit-correction fanatics oppose to it (but those oppose to everything. I myself am white, Russian by the father and Jewish by the mother, and i really enjoyed the article and even created the Jews section and added information to the Russians section). Your oppinion on the article should be stated here. Thank you. M.V.E.i. 16:18, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

By the way, as you requested i made an Italians section there. I used the stereotypes i know, but i dont know how to portrait what you requested. P.S. I have big respect for Italians and i created the 6-people image and the Contribution to humanity section in the Italian people article. M.V.E.i. 16:18, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

User page[edit]

I've added the "{{prod}}" template to your user page (User:ICE77), suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. I've explained why in the deletion notice (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy).

Please note that the purpose of a user page is not as a personal homepage or used as a general webhosting service, but as a way for active editors of Wikipedia to introduce themselves to other editors. If you disagree with the notice, discuss the issues here or on my user talk page. You may remove the deletion notice, and the page will not be deleted for the moment, but note that it may still be sent to Miscellany for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached, or if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria. Calton | Talk 06:00, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi. I restored your user page. You might have better luck if you log in before making edits. As it stands, most of your edits are assigned to various IP addresses and just a few, all but one to your user page, are actually linked to this account. --CBD 12:38, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Invitation to take part in a study[edit]

I am a Wikipedian, who is studying the phenomenon on Wikipedia. I need your help to conduct my research on about understanding "Motivation of Wikipedia contributors." I would like to invite you to Main Study. Please give me your valuable time, which estimates about 20 minutes. I chose you as a English Wikipedia user who made edits recently through the RecentChange page. Refer to the first page in the online survey form for more information on the study and me.cooldenny (talk) 01:47, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Cooldenny, thanks for the invitation. I finally found some time to fill out your survey. I assume the questionnaire was designed for the second pilot study.
ICE77 (talk) 02:38, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Apollo[edit]

Hello ICE77, I saw you had rearranged things on the Apollo page. Just thought I'd mention that the reason I had added the photo of the gold coin was that it showed Apollo with bow and arrows, illustrating that aspect of his attributes. That's why I thought it belonged in the section on Attributes. Not sure what your thinking was in moving it here. Rani nurmai (talk) 11:59, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

Hi Rani nurmai. My intention was to move images around and try to spread them evenly throughout the article for a better and more pleasing layout. Feel free to put the image back where it was if you want if you think it fits better in the section about attributes.
ICE77 (talk) 00:04, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
OK, thanks, have done. I also restored the image with the kithara to that section, where it was originally.Rani nurmai (talk) 09:48, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
Apollo with the kithara is more appropriate in the "Apollo in the arts" section since the kithara is mentioned there. That's why the image was there.
ICE77 (talk) 21:52, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Your work in mythology[edit]

I see that you've been asking for specific sources in several mythological articles, and this work is to be applauded. I wonder whether you are familiar with the website Theoi.com, which is a good place to start a search for the ancient sources on a particular deity or other Greek mythological figure. At this point in Wikipedia's history, it seems that you're unlikely to attract a fleet of editors who will scurry off to find the answers to your questions, so you may want to satisfy your inclination to pin these things down (I share this) by doing a bit of scouting at Theoi, where the alphabetical index makes it easy to find a usually quite thorough collocation of ancient sources. The PD translations, however, are often necessarily fusty.

An accessible mythology handbook from the 21st century that I recommend is Bill Hansen's: the 2004 Oxford University Press edition may be available to you in preview here, or the 2005 ABC-Clio edition here. He doesn't always cite sources, but is a generally sound modern source for an overview. Cynwolfe (talk) 14:37, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the information. I noticed that many articles on Greek mythology lack sources, especially when "versions" or "stories" are mentioned. I generally list and ask about them because I don't have the time to do additional research. I already proofread, correct and reorganize articles and it takes time. I leave some things in a list for most articles. I'm not sure people will follow my pointers and contribute but it's a start. I can always go back in the future and do the work myself although I am primarily interested in the form and style of articles.
ICE77 (talk) 06:01, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Portland, Oregon[edit]

I've noticed you have been editing image placement, but you must be unaware of the Manual of Style for Images, as the images are mostly no longer in compliance with that guideline. Please review the section on placement, specifically squeezing text between images and left aligned images. Thanks. Aboutmovies (talk) 07:57, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

I've read the section of the article on style that talks about location of images. It says it's not a good practice to place text between two images. That is exactly what I try to avoid as I parse through articles. In fact, there is at least one instance in the article on Portland in the Transportation section. Regarding images at the top of the section, I don't see why it is not considered good practice to have an image on the left at the top. That is a standard in hundreds of articles on Wikipedia. In my opinion, it doesn't even look that horrible. All I'm doing is space images and alternate their location for a better layout. Clustered images are not elegant nor necessary. The sections on Law and government or Planning and development of the article on Portland illustrate exactly what the article on style says it shouldn't be done. Maybe you could help fixing things like that by placing the indented text before the image.
ICE77 (talk) 17:19, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

Hey uhm.. theres an image that says something along the lines of "the five quadrants of portland". Obviously someone is retarded. Please fix this. Thank you! 98.88.121.125 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 16:42, 19 May 2012 (UTC).

No, I won't fix it because fixing it would be wrong. The article at the page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neighborhoods_of_Portland,_Oregon says "Slang-names for it include "NoPo" (shortened from North Portland) and "the Fifth Quadrant" (for being the odd-man out from the four-cornered logic of SE, NE, SW, and NW)."
By the way, sign yourself with a name like everybody does.
ICE77 (talk) 17:00, 19 May 2012 (UTC)