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- 1 Burundi Civil War
- 2 Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Red-crested Pochard
- 3 COTW Project
- 4 COTW Project
- 5 COTW Project
- 6 Simpsons quotes
- 7 COTW Project
- 8 Discussion at Talk:Pakistan
- 9 Pim Fortuyn
- 10 Robert Burns Timeline
- 11 Sources for Lexical decision task
- 12 Articles For Deletion
- 13 VWN en WCN
- 14 Non-parametric statistics article
- 15 Merge discussion for Pseudoword
Burundi Civil War
Alright, I've removed most of the spots/specks/dirt from the image, although I don't think they were that distracting. I've seen worse-looking, dirtier images become featured pictures. --brian0918™ 13:55, 4 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Yay you! I would have done it myself (i.e. deleted from brunch), but I was beginning to think there was some obscure wiki rule I would be breaking. I love the Simpsons, but not here. --Mothperson 13:44, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)
- Heheh, thanks. Be bold! ;) Junes 15:43, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Discussion at Talk:Pakistan
Would you like to join the animated discussion on the Pakistan's talk page? The current issue is whether "Pakistan is famous for its support of Taliban and 9/11 terrorist" is a suitable sentence to start the article's first paragraph. Your contribution would be much appreciated, as the current discussion seems to be more of a dialog between Ragib and SamTr014 Talk:Pakistan. Thanks !--Sheikhu 07:27, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Hi, you added a POV notice to the Pim Fortuyn page. I feel the article has much improved since then, and is pretty NPOV by now. I plan on removing the POV notice. Would you care to comment on the Talk page of the article? Thanks. Junes 15:03, 19 July 2005 (UTC)
- Thanks for involving me (and thanks for working on that article). I added a comment to the talk page as you requested. 188.8.131.52 23:22, 19 July 2005 (UTC)
Hi Junes. I in principle agree with you; however Tellar26 has already indicated that this was his last contribution to this discussion and as it really doesn't matter what length it has — now it is there anyway — I'll now give him my last answer. Soon we'll archive the page :o)--MWAK 06:17, 3 October 2005 (UTC)
Robert Burns Timeline
Why did you remove the timeline? "Rather unnecessary" isn't much of a reason?
CPMcE 00:25, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
Sources for Lexical decision task
Hello, good work on Lexical decision task, and thanks for the contribution. However, you forgot to add any references to the article. Keeping Wikipedia accurate and verifiable is very important, and as you might be aware there is currently a push to encourage editors to cite the sources they used when adding content. From what websites, books, or other places did you learn the information that you added to Lexical decision task? Would it be possible for you to mention them in the article? You can simply add links, or see WP:CITET if you wish to review some of the different citation methods. Thanks! — BRIAN0918 • 2005-12-4 20:53
Articles For Deletion
Hi, a while ago you made some comments about the presence of bible-verse articles, and/or source texts of the bible, and you may therefore be interested in related new discussions:
- A discussion about 200 articles, one each for the first 200 verses of Matthew - Wikipedia:Centralized discussion/200 verses of Matthew
- A discussion about 18 articles, one each for the first 18 verses of John 20 - Wikipedia:Centralized discussion/Verses of John 20
- A discussion about whether or not the entire text of a whole bible chapter should be contained in the 6 articles concerning those specific chapters - Wikipedia:Centralized discussion/Whole bible chapter text.
--Victim of signature fascism | Don't forget to vote in the Wikipedia Arbitration Committee elections 18:15, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
VWN en WCN
Beste allemaal Al enige tijd is er een Nederlandstalig chapter in oprichting, te vinden op http://nl.wikimedia.org . Dit wordt de Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland (VWN). Je kunt je interesse om lid te worden van deze vereniging hier aangeven.
Deze vereniging gaat eind augustus/begin september een Wikimedia Conferentie in Nederland (WCN) houden, volgend op Wikimania in Boston, gedeeltelijk erop inspelend middels een aantal discussiegroepen. Om iets dergelijks te organiseren is imput erg gewenst. Dus als je wilt meehelpen, of als je interesse hebt om bij een dergelijk evenement aanwezig te zijn, geef dat dan aan op nl.wikimedia. Ik hoop daar snel je imput tegemoet te zien! Met vriendelijke groet, effeietsanders 15:41, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
Non-parametric statistics article
Merge discussion for Pseudoword 
An article that you have been involved in editing, Pseudoword , has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. Allens (talk) 02:52, 7 December 2011 (UTC)