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User talk:Ivanvector

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Cast your eyes over Gustav Wikkenhauser if you get a chance, I drafted it and put it in main. While I fiddle with the Spanish chap, do a bit of copy edit on that one will you?

I kinda like it when Rs become articles but nobody will appreciate your hard work for doing so.

I appreciate it, I appreciate your knowledge and considered decisions. Si Trew (talk) 04:40, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Just to let you know, I contacted the IET of shich I am a member, over the weekend, I got a kind reply and a photo in the reply. I have been talking with the archivist, Jon Cable, but we are very unsure about copyright on the image to put in the infobox, well I am: It is unattributed and may belong to that society, his decendants, or nobody at all. So I think best, right now, not to stick it in, cos it would just be taken out again I imagine as a copyvio.
Nice chap. 16:53, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (idea lab)[edit]

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That spanish chap[edit]

Did you get any further with it? I can take it if you want. You seem to be rather busy at the mo. I have time on my hands. Si Trew (talk) 14:34, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

I am quite busy at the moment but was planning on taking a look this weekend. Please don't feel the need to wait up for me though. My Spanish is probably not better than Google's. Ivanvector (talk) 14:38, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Socialist state[edit]

I have replied to your comments at Talk:Socialist state. (talk) 13:37, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your response. In case you are not watching the page, I have replied again. (talk) 17:33, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the note, I am watching the page. If you would like to get my attention there anyway, you can use a template such as {{ping}} to send a notification. I don't have time to reply at the moment but I will take a look later on. Ivanvector (talk) 17:40, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for that. I didn't know about the {{ping}} template. (talk) 17:55, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Countries That Are Not The United Kingdom[edit]

Nicely done, that made me laugh. Si Trew (talk) 07:27, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

By the way I guess then from your part of the country you know the game Rummoli. Unheard of in the UK. I made a nice board for it, as you see from the pic (I hope). I misspelled it as I did not know it should have two M's. 23:22, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
I think you asked me about reviewing the page some time ago, and I never got around to it. Absolutely a well-known card game around here, though I myself have not played it. Your board looks very nice though. Where I'm from euchre is the game of choice for yelling at your extended family after dessert, often accompanied by tea or more commonly in my family, whisky. In fact, this may be just my own family's traditions. Also popular for this purpose are cribbage, hearts (which I'm surprised to find there without needing to pipe the link), or one of many variations of rummy. We once tried poker but it ended poorly for everyone except my father, who of course thought it was a riot, and we haven't played since. Bridge is allegedly popular enough around here that there is a daily column dedicated to the game in several local (and one national) paper, yet I have not met a single person who has ever played the game nor has any inkling how to play. Ivanvector (talk) 23:50, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
Tut tut tut, you put the tea and whisky together in a tantalus (cabinet), then make sure you keep a key.... Si Trew (talk) 07:55, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
There was a game also called Scribbage which was kinda a mix of cribbage and well it was on a five by five board. I made one of them, I even bought one, they were made by a small manufacturer long since defunct. I made a nice wood one, at one time. People here (in Hungary) don't know cribbage at all, but that is our favourite, to play for pennies, you have to use your bonce for that a bit. But our article is about a totally different game. Si Trew (talk) 07:46, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
[this isn't the one either]. My family, at that time, were in Hamilton, Ontario so perhaps it was just local slang. Seen the Big Nickel up Sudbury way! One of the difficulties with these eastern english names is of course they are exactly that and just the british went around naming things, so there is genuine confusion, I think, with eastern seaboard of the US, you lot, and the east of the english coast. Deliberately not linking etc so as not to confuse it further. Si Trew (talk) 07:52, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
Hmm, I wonder if you mean Cribbage Square Solitaire? That's one that I'm not familiar with at all. Or maybe this which also sounds a bit like your game. My grandmother is Slovak from what was Hungary a century ago, and she knows euchre well, but I don't think cribbage at all. Ivanvector (talk) 13:24, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
In Hungary (and I realise what you mean) gambling is pretty much illegal. In the UK it is open book. I have a bet on the gee gees once, every year, for a penny bet on User:Monkap's birthday, on the King George VI Stakes. I can do tic tac as well, neves a vier, nine to five, top of the head, nine to two, round the houses thirty on a burlington bertie. It's not that tricky to do the odds on a book, the thing is, never bet on it. The magic sign, Ladbrokes,(top of the head, cirling anticlockwise) knows better than you do. If you bet, take the frac, that is to say, always take the difference in between say neves a vier and rout, take the frac, That wwaűűay you can come in a little healthier. Have had the privilege to see em run at Newmarket Racecourse a few times, my best on my late father's birthday. Got seventy quid on the day and who paid for the restraurant? So ended up with.... um.... Si Trew (talk) 00:07, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

record labels and stuff[edit]

Ivanvector, I just wanted to say I appreciate your thoughts and perspective, and wanted to thank you for the time you are putting into the debate. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 17:30, 20 March 2015 (UTC) ps and I wouldn't be caught dead currently creating a garbage article such as that one.

Thank you for the intelligent debate as well. These deletion discussions often very quickly degenerate into "of course it's notable! they're my FAVOURITE! we have to keep the article!" and I'm very happy that this one hasn't. On the subject of notability, I think there may be a case to draft a section in WP:MUSIC specifically for record labels, and perhaps I'll start on one over the weekend. Although I'm short on time lately. Ivanvector (talk) 18:53, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
That would be great, and if you want I'm happy to offer any assistance I can. Several of us (including Chubbles, by the way) have been clamoring for exactly that approach, but have been either too lazy, timid, or whatever to make a formal proposal. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 19:10, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I have created a discussion at WT:MUSIC with a goal of creating a notability standard specifically for record labels. It's outside my wheelhouse, so your help would be greatly appreciated. Pinging Chubbles as well. Cheers. Ivanvector (talk) 17:49, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Child sexual abuse[edit]

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How to close[edit]

Reagrding your comment at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Close? Not close? I looked at the discussion to see if it was ready to close. I've formed an opinion, but I wonder about 'the result looks fairly clear to me.' There were two different proposals for the revised text in the GA guideline. Do you believe that one of the two has consensus, or neither? It appears that people are ready for a change, but which change they want is not so clear. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 17:55, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Well, I purposely didn't express an opinion or my conclusion in the ANI thread because I don't think that would be the right venue in either case. If I had an opinion it should go in the discussion, and if I had a conclusion then I could attempt to close myself, though I would prefer not to as a non-admin in an area I have no experience in.
From the discussion, I see that there is unanimous consensus that reviewers should not fail a review simply because of rigid enforcement of a deadline, but I take your point about there being two proposals and the desired wording being unclear. There were two "oppose as written" comments, both observing that the phrase "The ultimate goal of a good article nomination is a good article—the reviewer should allow whatever time they believe necessary to allow this to happen." opened the door to reviews being extended indefinitely while the nominator tinkers with the article. There was discussion about removing one sentence which did not satisfy either of the dissenters, then one made a counterproposal which attracted no debate. There were only two comments timestamped after that proposal, both seemingly in support of the original proposal.
I would have to say the consensus is very strong to change the language (even among those who dissented to the wording), and quite (though less) strong in support of the original proposal. Does that line up with your evaluation? Ivanvector (talk) 18:35, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply about the GA proposal. It's good to see that three more comments came in with dates of March 26 and 27, which widens the base for any conclusion that may be reached. I might conceivably close now, but I would have to do my own wordsmithing to come up with a change to the guideline, which is something better left to editors in the discussion. I wish that some discussion participant (perhaps yourself?) would try to draft up a compromise and propose it in the discussion. EdJohnston (talk) 04:24, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
I see you've done it already, and I think you're taking a good approach. Like I said, I don't have any experience at GAN so I think it would be out of place for me to comment one way or the other on the wording proposals. It looks like it's going to work itself out anyway. Ivanvector (talk) 15:57, 28 March 2015 (UTC)