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Protection[edit]

(nods) Thanks for slapping those semi-protections on. Sad it needs to be done, but the anon IPs are coming out of the woodwork.  Ravenswing  17:13, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Invitation[edit]

You discussed the name of Vossstrasse the last time it came up; you may be interested in doing so again. See Talk:Voßstraße#Page_name. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 00:11, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Guess who's back[edit]

  • I wonder if he thinks he's actually fooling anyone? You'd think after all this time he'd come up with a new MO for his revert wars... -- Chabuk T • C ] 01:51, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
  • It's sad really. It least it takes less effort to verify and block his socks than it takes him to create them. -- JamesTeterenko 15:39, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Good to see other people on the List of users Corey Bryant has it in for, looks like me and you Teterenko really rankled him good. Oh and welcome back! Hope you enjoyed your wiki-break. Croat Canuck talk 00:35, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

user bursting[edit]

you are after editing my talk page and deleting comments by user:bursting. will you tell me why?? Smithcool 23:05, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

ok, thanks for telling me. Smithcool 23:10, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Hello WikiProject Ice Hockey/Participant[edit]

I am an advisor to the National Hockey League. With your help over the next few months I plan to review and correct any information on wikipedia relating to the National Hockey League, its franchises, players, executives and partership organisations. I am here to provide you with information. Your work is appreciated. --NHLsource 18:07, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Ice Hockey/Featured topic Drive[edit]

Hi, as you may or may not know, some of us at WP:HOCKEY have banded together and are trying to get the various NHL Trophy pages to FT status. It is a big job and if you would be willing to offer any assistance, it would be most appreciated. You can find out more here. Thanks for the time, Scorpion0422 21:33, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Prod's[edit]

You might want to look where it mentions that they have to play 5 seasons or 100 games in a high level minor league like the AHL or ECHL. That in order to qualify if they have only played in the UHL/CHL they have to have won a major award etc. Which as far as I can find none of those 3 have. The whole purpose of these requirements were to avoid articles being created for exactly this sort of player who barely even made it to the ECHL. If I recall correctly some people didn't even want the ECHL included.--Djsasso 18:36, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

Since these have now been AFD'ed, I'll take the discussion there. -- JamesTeterenko 19:27, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

Removed prod for Jessica Moore[edit]

Few reasons for this. First, erotic horror and porn are completely different. Failing to meet WP:PORNBIO is as irrelevant as failing WP:PROF if you aren't one. Subject needs to meet general or Entertainers. She's 1/2 way to general with one independent source. Second, the article was less than 8 hours old, so it's a bit quick to go for a prod on something with a legitimate claim for notability. I tagged it notability, hopefully the article creator will improve it from here. You said the only source was IMDB, but the only thing in IMDB that appears here is her real name and DOB. Horrorshowj 09:03, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

That's fair. Thanks for letting me know and giving your justification. I did realize that she was half porn and half horror. However, I used the porn guideline because it was more specific and detailed than the WP:BIO entry on Entertainers. I should have acknowledged her non-porn in my rationale. I didn't realize that the article was just created, but I do still believe that she is not notable. I was tagging articles that I came across that were related to Thomas Fisher, which was already deemed not notable. They both acted in Dead Rain. I did do a little research, and I could not find anything which would suggest that she would meet any notability guideline in Wikipedia. Since it was a new article creation and my prod nomination was weak, I'll give a bit of time for someone to assert the notability and provide reliable sources. -- JamesTeterenko 14:43, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Duncan Mackay[edit]

Good catch on this one. I was thinking it was a copyvio when I discovered it, but I wasn't quite sure how to handle it. I just cleaned up what was there and assumed someone else would spot it. Little did I know it actually should have been redirected to an already-existing article! Again, good catch. Way to keep on top of things. :) Skudrafan1 23:51, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. The copyvio wasn't too hard to find. I Googled a suspicious phrase, and found it right away. Since he was clearly notable, I figured I would write a quick stub. Once I had the stub partially written I realized he was in the HHOF. So, I knew that an article had to exist. It probably took me a bit too much effort to get to that point, but I got it. -- JamesTeterenko 00:14, 12 September 2007 (UTC)
Sorry, didn't realize he would have been under Mickey Mackay. So, what your saying for the next time I make an article I can use text from a book but I have to re-arrange and add words to sentences?--Mister Hockey 05:32, 12 September 2007 (UTC)
No problem about the article title. It took me a while to notice that it was a duplicate, and I have been editing on Wikipedia for years. Also, Skudrafan is another long time editor and didn't notice it either (see above). The beauty of a wiki is that you can continue to improve it over time and other people find ways of making your work better. In terms of using text from a book, you must write it in your own words. When you use a book for information, you have to be careful not to take any full sentences out of it. One trick that I use when writing an article is to make point form notes of the facts that I want to include. Then, I put the sources away and combine the point form notes into sentences and paragraphs. This way, everything comes out in my own words. I'll admit that it has been a while since I have created an article of substantial length, but it does get easier as you get more practice doing it. -- JamesTeterenko 15:23, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Louis Riel[edit]

Thank you for your additions on this article to help bring it to feature article status. Do you know of other editors who worked on this article, to let them know....

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WikiProject Ice Hockey newsletter[edit]

WikiProject Ice Hockey Newsletter

Dear JamesTeterenko! You are receiving as you are a member of WikiProject Ice Hockey There's been more new thing going on at WP:HOCKEY, and I think this will help you to stay informed. Since the last newsletter sent out in August, there's been great changes. Read on to find out! Maxim(talk)

This just in:
Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy has just been promoted to featured list status, while the bot was delivering the newsletter. Maxim(talk) 02:02, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

And I've just promoted Art Ross Trophy. And Clarence S. Campbell Bowl is at FLC. This should be the last update. Maxim(talk) 00:40, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
New recognized content

By Maxim

Especially due to the featured topic drive, there have been many new featured lists promoted concerning NHL awards. Here's the full list of all the 13 FL's promoted since the last newsletter.[1][2]

  1. Featured article Hart Memorial Trophy
  2. Featured article James Norris Memorial Trophy
  3. Featured article Vezina Trophy
  4. Featured article Conn Smythe Trophy
  5. Featured article Frank J. Selke Trophy
  6. Featured article Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
  7. Featured article Lester B. Pearson Award
  8. Featured article Calder Memorial Trophy
  9. Featured article Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
  10. Featured article King Clancy Memorial Trophy
  11. Featured article Jack Adams Award
  12. Featured article Presidents' Trophy
  13. Featured article List of Calgary Flames players

There have been no new good articles or featured articles. Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy has been given A-Class status due to multiple issues raised at FLC.

  1. ^ The last one, List of Calgary Flames players, is the only one not associated with the featured topic drive.
  2. ^ At the time of publishing, there were 5 lists at WP:FLC and 2 lists in the "Holding cell", as there's been an accepted guideline to not put more that 5 trophy lists at the same time to, "compensate for the sanity of the reviewers".
Did You Know?

By Maxim
There have been 4 new articles featured in the Did You Know section? on the Main Page since August.

Featured Topic Drive

By Maxim

Started by User:Scorpion0422, the aim of this drive is to make NHL awards a featured topic. A featured topic is basically a set of very high quality articles (good articles and featured articles/lists). In this case, the topic is NHL awards. Many users have helped, including Scorpion0422, Resolute, Serte, Hasek is the best, Maxim, Croat Canuck, Spike Wilbury, FutureNJGov, and T Rex/Dinosaur puppy. The progress has been very good; there are 12 featured lists promoted, and 2 good articles:

  1. Featured article Hart Memorial Trophy (Scorpion)
  2. Featured article James Norris Memorial Trophy (Scorpion)
  3. Featured article Vezina Trophy (Scorpion)
  4. Featured article Conn Smythe Trophy (Serte)
  5. Featured article Frank J. Selke Trophy (FutureNJGov)
  6. Featured article Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (Scorpion)
  7. Featured article Lester B. Pearson Award (Scorpion)
  8. Featured article Calder Memorial Trophy (Croat Canuck)
  9. Featured article Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (Maxim)
  10. Featured article King Clancy Memorial Trophy (Maxim)
  11. Featured article Jack Adams Award (Maxim)
  12. Featured article Presidents' Trophy (Scorpion)
  13. Stanley Cup (Earlier collaboration, very many involved)
  14. Traditions and anecdotes associated with the Stanley Cup (Maxim)

Check the project page if you are interested in helping out. Although it's closer to being done than not, there's still work to be done. The next topic that might be tackled is Stanley Cup, but this remains purely speculative and in discussion.


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Re: Canadian spelling[edit]

I stand corrected. Cheers! ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 16:28, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the message, and the link. I suppose I just assumed (I know, almost always a risky proposition) that Canadian spelling was identical to the Brits. My error. Of course, if that is the biggest mistake I make this week, I'll be doing well. Cheers! ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 22:07, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

VaughanWatch[edit]

I think he may be back. I believe that user:50Goals is a sock, as he made an edit to the IHHOF page in which he added an "expand" template, then added excess details about the IHHOF to Stanley Cup. -- Scorpion0422 04:30, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

OK, I'll watch out for him. -- JamesTeterenko 14:42, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Joe Sakic pictures[edit]

Just wanted to comment on the Joe Sakic pictures - they look great, it's the new jersey, and from yesterday's game, to boot! Very nice! --SesameBallTalk 05:11, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Picture Question[edit]

I have been going through a lot of junior teams, and many of them have logos that have been flagged on their talk pages for not having the full template filled out for fair use. If I go through and update them, can I remove that note, or is it something that needs to be processed somehow? Thanks! Leafschik1967 (talk) 16:46, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

If you have addressed the concern noted, then you can just remove the tag. There is nothing more that needs to be done. If you missed something, someone will point it out. -- JamesTeterenko (talk) 02:49, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
Thank you! Leafschik1967 (talk) 20:58, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Award[edit]

A Barnstar!
The Red Maple Leaf Award

You are hereby awarded this Red Maple Leaf Award for your contribution on Canada, on hockey, for fighting vandalism and for occasional editing on Ukrainian topics. Congrats. Riurik(discuss) 03:33, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

Franz Josef Strauß[edit]

Might I ask you to take a look at the new discussion going on at Franz Josef Strauß? Yes, it is an ancient topic (the use of ß on en-wiki), but this is one of the most prominent articles in which this issue is of significance. Given your experience, your input would be very much appreciated. Unschool (talk) 01:39, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

Pictures[edit]

Hey, I'm inquiring about my request a few months ago for photos from the Flames-Rangers game that took place last week. I've gotten a few of these since then, but just wondering if you remembered and got any shots that would be worth using on here? IrisKawling (talk) 18:07, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Cool thanks :) IrisKawling (talk) 06:15, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
I notice you got around to uploading them, they took fantastic.
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Thanks again for the wonderful Rangers photos, and all ice hockey photos! IrisKawling (talk) 18:38, 12 January 2008 (UTC)


AfD nomination of Jason Smith (actor)[edit]

I have nominated Jason Smith (actor), an article you created, for deletion. I do not feel that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jason Smith (actor). Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time. ^demon[omg plz] 12:42, 19 February 2008 (UTC) 12:42, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Ice Hockey Newsletter[edit]

WikiProject Ice Hockey Newsletter

Dear JamesTeterenko! You are receiving as you are a member of WikiProject Ice Hockey There's been many more new things going on at WP:HOCKEY, and I think this will help you to stay informed. Since the last newsletter sent out in October, there have been many new changes. I'm hoping to make this newsletter a bit more regular; Kaiser matias and Skudrafan1 asked for a new issue a week ago, but sadly, I've been a bit lazy and committed to other things hence this other delay. --Maxim(talk)

New recognized content
Wayne Gretzky; this picture is featured

By Maxim
There has been numerous new recognized content, so much that it's too time-consuming to sift through the "trophy cases" on WP:HOCKEY. Some interesting achievements:

Task forces

By Maxim

There was a new taskforce created within the WikiProject to deal with topics related to the Boston Bruins. It was originally founded as a separate WikiProject, but was quickly turned into a taskforce within WikiProject Ice Hockey. The list of participants is located here. Located at WP:BRUINS, the taskforce's goals are to make Boston Bruins and Bobby Orr featured articles. Good luck!

New Administrators

By Maxim
Since October, there have been three new admins promoted within the project:

A previously admin-only feature has been made available for all users. The rollback feature allows a user to quickly revert vandalism with one click. If you wish to have rollback, contact an active admin or post a request to WP:RFR.

Featured Topic Drive

By Maxim

The original featured topic drive, initiated by Scorpion0422, has concluded succesfully. National Hockey League awards is now a featured topic, with 24 articles in total. Of them, 20 are featured lists, one is a featured article, and the other three are trophy articles that were too short to become featured lists. Eight users signed up to help out, shown here. The next Featured Topic hasn't been decided upon, and the ideas and organization for it fell apart. If you have any ideas, don't hesitate to share them at WT:HOCKEY.

Notes
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  • Portal:Ice hockey is being considered for featured status. Feel free to nominate features at Portal:Ice hockey/Suggestions.
  • Should Chris Pronger have been suspended for more than eight games for stomping on Ryan Kesler? Vote here!

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Tom Welch[edit]

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Nice Work[edit]

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Great work on the Gordon Ritchie piece ShoesssS Talk 02:47, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Dmitry Bortniansky[edit]

Hi, James. You created Bortniansky's article [1] on 8 June 2004, with the birth date 28 October 1725, which has stood the test of time ever since. We're wondering where the birth date came from. It doesn't appear to be listed in music encyclopedias. Also, whether it's a Julian or a Gregorian date. Cheers. -- JackofOz (talk) 04:03, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

I added two links that I just found that state the date. -- JamesTeterenko (talk) 21:30, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. Maybe I didn't explain my concern properly. It's agreed he was born in 1751, but I'm wondering about the precise date "28 October". The two sources that you've added support 1751, but make no mention of 28 October. Unless I've missed it. -- JackofOz (talk) 03:25, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Nice photos![edit]

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Nice job on your many photos. Keep up the good work! --Makaristos (talk) 06:27, 29 October 2008 (UTC)


FYI - image of yours claimed to be public domain elsewhere[edit]

An image of yours [2] has been uploaded to Conservapedia.[3] The associated text is

This image has been (or is hereby) released into the public domain by its author, Orlandkurtenbach at the wikipedia project. This applies worldwide. Orlandkurtenbach grants anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.

Your image is GFDL - not public domain as is claimed. I urge you to point this out. You, as the copyright holder are the only person that can take action.[4] --Shagie (talk) 07:19, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I will get this resolved. -- JamesTeterenko (talk) 16:07, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
That other website was quick to resolve it. Thanks again. -- JamesTeterenko (talk) 06:39, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Banff Springs pic[edit]

I changed the category from British Columbia to Alberta, where it belongs.....Skookum1 (talk) 15:05, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Okay. I don't believe that I ever suggested that Banff was in BC. -- JamesTeterenko (talk) 20:00, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Library and Archives Canada[edit]

Hello, how are you? Right now I am working on trying to improve the Hugh MacLennan article and hope to add a picture. I notice you uploaded the Robertson Davies picture, from the Library and Archives Canada site. There is a Hugh MacLennan pic here at Library and Archives [[5]] but I am a little confused about the licensing requirements. I have uploaded pictures onto Wikipedia before where I wrote to the copyright holder and asked for permission, but did you have to do that for the R. Davies pic? If so, I see it wouldn't have been through GNU licensing, which is what I always have asked for when getting permission. On the R. Davies picture page, one of the info boxes says, "This work has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder," but another info box says, "Library and Archives Canada does not allow free use of its copyrighted works." Also, here [[6]] it sounds like I have to write to them for permission, but I'm just wondering if I'm not asking them for GNU Licensing, what kind of licensing am I asking them for?

Thanks very much in advance! Have a good day, Moisejp (talk) 02:44, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

James, thank you for the info. OK, I think maybe I will try contacting someone who has contributed to the page you sent me for the link for. Maybe they'll know what the most up-to-date rules/procedures are. Thanks again! Moisejp (talk) 02:12, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
Although the picture itself has "Restrictions on use: nil" written for it, from this [[7]] it seems pretty risky to try to use it. I guess I'm going to just give up for now and maybe try to hunt down a free-use picture from another source at some point. Thanks again. Moisejp (talk) 02:27, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Permission Request for Educational Textbook[edit]

Dear James Teterenko,

My name is Christine and I am a Rights Specialist for an educational textbook publisher, how are you today. I am currently working on an educational textbook titled and the editor of this text would like to use an image that is credited to you.

Material being request: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NicklasLidstrom.jpg

It appears that this material is licensed under a Creative Commons license, but does not allow for commercial use without permission. I am writing to you today to request permission to use this image in our upcoming educational textbook. If permission is kindly granted for this use, if you could email me back at Christine.myaskovsky@cengage.com and I will forward over a copy of our standard permission letter for your review.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to keep in contact with me. I look forward to hearing your reply and I thank you for your time and help with my request.

All the best,

Christine — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cmyaskovsky (talkcontribs) 13:48, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

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  • Welcome back =). You can safely disregard the above. –xenotalk 14:58, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear JamesTeterenko,

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) 22:58, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

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Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

Information icon Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in over one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions will be removed pending your return if you do not return to activity within the next month. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated should this occur, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e. as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised, that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions, and that you have not been inactive for a three year period of time). If you remain inactive for a three year period of time, including the present year you have been inactive, you will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFA. This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. MadmanBot (talk) 01:58, 13 December 2014 (UTC)