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Request regarding dialect differention[edit]

Hi. I'm guessing that you are the one who provided a standard romanization for my freehand version of Taibei Taiwanese. I was going to digitize the sentence I tried to write out, which I have on an old phono disk, but then I wouldn't know how to romanize it correctly. If you are a native speaker of S. Min, could you please make a WAV file or equivalent and link it to that point? I think I can get a Mandarin speaker to do the same thing for the other sentence. Thanks. P0M

I am a native speaker for both, but most likely I will not have enough incentive to actually make the voice files for the article Chinese dialect. Sorry. --Kaihsu Tai 10:08, 2004 Jan 8 (UTC)

Blanking[edit]

Please don't just blank pages. It is considered vandalism unless the page itself is vandalism (in which case you should also list it on WP:VFD or WP:CU or add {{msg:delete}} to the page so that someone can delete it). When it's not vandalism, it should be listed on VFD and voted upon by others. Dori | Talk 06:23, Jan 21, 2004 (UTC)

Photographs of Oxford[edit]

Today was a good day (emphasis on was -- English weather!), so I went into town (Oxford) and took lots of photos of the colleges and other significant places. --Kaihsu Tai 15:42, 2004 Jan 24 (UTC)

Have you got one of the King's Arms? Stewart Adcock 19:42, 5 Feb 2004 (UTC) (BTW: The weather is still great here ;-) )

Mate, how can you use 'weather' and 'great' in the same sentence without also using 'not'?? You Californians, get a proper governor!  :) And sorry, no photograph for King's Arms, but one for Blackwell's. Neither of these places have an article yet, though (and probably should not). --Kaihsu 11:56, 2004 Feb 6 (UTC)

Thanks for your vote of support, Kaihsu. I'm sure that I will go and accept, but I'm in lurk-mode at the moment. "Our" governor could beat-up "your" prime minister any day ;). I spotted at least two clouds here yesterday ;) Stewart Adcock 22:07, 10 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Nomination to become an administrator[edit]

Apparently Jiang nominated me to become an administrator. Thanks, Jiang. --Kaihsu 22:32, 2004 Jan 31 (UTC)

And now you are one. Enjoy. Bmills 15:16, 6 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Not quite yet. The discussion has been removed, but I am not in the list nor do I actually have the power.... --Kaihsu 16:11, 2004 Feb 6 (UTC)
Update: now I am on this list. --Kaihsu 16:36, 2004 Feb 6 (UTC)
Try now. You should see delete and protect links on the bar at the left. Bmills 16:14, 6 Feb 2004 (UTC)
Ah yes. Thanks to all! What a good birthday present. For the record, here are the favourable comments: [1], Wikipedia:Recently created admins --Kaihsu 16:17, 2004 Feb 6 (UTC)
Happy Birthday. Glad it worked, I'm very new to this task. Bmills 16:19, 6 Feb 2004 (UTC)
Congrats! I'm certain you'll find the new experience an interesting one. WP will benefit much from your adminship. Btw, I just came across a certain Kahusi. This anagram is too perplexing.... --Menchi 19:02, 8 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Opentask[edit]

Thank you very much! I'm glad that it is now unprotected. Cheers! --Sennheiser! 23:47, 10 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Template:Opentask --Kaihsu 23:49, 2004 Feb 10 (UTC)

Ni Ni[edit]

Hi Kaihsu, I notice you just changed "not not" back to "neither nor" in the translation of Ni Putes Ni Soumises... I wasn't sure about that myself. I know that's the dictionary translation of "ni... ni" I just wasn't sure if it really represented the catchiness and power of the phrase in French; neither... nor is awfully formal in English, in spoken language people would be more likely to say "not.. or". To me, the phrase "nous sommes ni putes ni soumises" is a more direct and powerful than "we are neither whores nor submissives".  :) fabiform | talk 11:15, 11 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Sorry, I did not check the history of the article Ni Putes Ni Soumises. Feel free to change it back. Even better, please make an entry in fr: if it does not exist there already!! Cheers. -- Kaihsu 11:18, 2004 Feb 11 (UTC)
It doesn't exist in fr: yet, but my written French is a bit ropey... I'm a lot better at reading it that writing it.  :) fabiform | talk 11:30, 11 Feb 2004 (UTC)
I use Babelfish.... The French Wikipedians will clean it up.... -- Kaihsu 11:31, 2004 Feb 11 (UTC)
I've never thought of it like that. I'm used to agonising over every word when I hand translations in to be marked. I'll give the French article a go then! fabiform | talk 11:50, 11 Feb 2004 (UTC)

KLM/Air France[edit]

Hi, sorry, but I removed the listing of KLM/Air France from Main page. The guidelines on Wikipedia:Selected Articles on the Main Page state that articles on current events should only be added if the article is updated with the relevant context (logical I think). Perhaps if either of those articles is updated we can readd the link -- Viajero 13:59, 12 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject United Nations[edit]

A new WikiProject to do with the UN has just been started, and, given as you've editted UN-related pages before, I thought you might be interested.
James F. (talk) 04:23, 13 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Jiu` Ming`[edit]

Hi, Kaihsu, Can you look in on the DNA article and its talk page. There is even an edit war on the talk page because of the egocentric behavior of one or two pai` lang/. P0M 01:18, 14 Feb 2004 (UTC)

P.S. Things are better for the moment. The underlying problem of how to deal with ego-centric people remains. P0M 16:02, 15 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Mediawiki:UC[edit]

Your msg for the UC system has San Diego highlighted for every one of them. I think we have to go back to the old formatting. --Jiang

Greetings[edit]

Hi, Kaishu, Thank you for your addition of Nikolai of Japan on the main page. I greet you with the peace which St. Nikolai pray the Holy Trinity for us in Japan and all the world. KIZU

Amen. -- Kaihsu 14:50, 2004 Feb 16 (UTC)

Main Page[edit]

Please do not put items on the Main Page that do not conform to the guidelines at Wikipedia:Selected Articles on the Main Page. It is especially important that 'In the news' articles be updated to reflect current events. --mav 21:12, 16 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Netanyahu[edit]

Regarding my article on Yoni Netanyahu (and others)... Sometimes I put in <br>  a couple of times as a place holder for more text to come, so it does not look so dreadful (see what it looks like in Netscape, compared to IE). --Palapala 22:29, 17 Feb 2004 (UTC)

headers[edit]

Please use {{subst:sandbox}} for the Sandbox headers, as this is the only way to get the interwiki links to show up. Thanks :) Dysprosia 06:55, 18 Feb 2004 (UTC)

nomination for adminship[edit]

Hey, thanks for the nomination!

One of the reasons I didn't accept it yet is that I'm still not sure if I want to become involved in time-consuming wikipedia even deeper ;-/. Of course, being an admin doesn't necessarily mean to become involved deeper -- but I'm not sure about two things. One is "morality" (or something); with an adminship maybe I'll feel I need to meedle even further with our bureaucracy and decision making processes etc. The other thing is "usefulness" -- if with an adminship I'll behave mostly like a standard non-admin contributor, I'm not sure if there is any use in that (besides of this being a sort of honor). So I'll wait a bit (maybe until tomorrow) before I accept the nomination process or not. -- till we *) 21:33, 23 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Yes, if there is one thing I should give up in Lent to make my life better, it may very well be Wikipedia.... -- Kaihsu 21:34, 2004 Feb 23 (UTC)

Main Page[edit]

Great job on the new main page! I especially like how some of the sections now use the MediaWiki namespace and the pictures. Keep up the good work! —Noldoaran (Talk) 23:26, Feb 23, 2004 (UTC)

You have Eloquence to thank for most of the design! -- Kaihsu 23:27, 2004 Feb 23 (UTC)

Speedy deletions[edit]

Hi Kaishu, Mediawiki:Dtest is now w:Mediawiki:Delete. I'm just telling you because {{msg:dtest}} appeared on this page. I've changed the reference Dori made to it above to avoid confusion. Hope you don't mind. Angela. 13:32, Feb 24, 2004 (UTC)~

Hi would you mind if the above link to MediaWiki:delete were not a link? I'm trying to clean up the number of pages linking to that page to make it easier to spot real candidates. thanks, Dori | Talk 15:15, Feb 25, 2004 (UTC)
No, I do not mind at all. -- Kaihsu 18:00, 2004 Feb 26 (UTC)

Holidays[edit]

See: MediaWiki talk:Holidays for discussion of non-Gregorian... jengod 16:50, Feb 24, 2004 (UTC)

Obituaries[edit]

I believe you were the one who removed the obituaries from the new Main Page design. Please restore this section--I don't believe we have a consensus to remove it yet. I realize we're still trying to work out how to allocate the screen space under the new design. --Michael Snow 21:03, 24 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Blocking an anonymous user 200.84.43.124[edit]

If you want to block him, go ahead. My complaint with 172's block was the incredible length of the ban. Evercat 13:22, 1 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Osaka, Osaka[edit]

Please wait moving Osaka, Osaka until the discussion is settled. Your input is welcome. Thanks -- Taku 17:05, Mar 1, 2004 (UTC)

If you would like to have some input, please vote on the matter at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Japanese districts and municipalites. -- Sekicho 00:09, Mar 4, 2004 (UTC)

Current events[edit]

Why didn't you follow the instructions on Wikipedia:How to archive Current Events in archiving current events? --Minesweeper 18:55, Mar 1, 2004 (UTC)

I did as much as I can, but since it was not done earlier, I tried to preserve as much information (useful edits) as possible. -- Kaihsu 18:56, 2004 Mar 1 (UTC)

VfU[edit]

Hi, I was hoping you could come over to Wikipedia:Votes for undeletion to cast your vote on the undeletion of Honourable Ve'ehala. Anthony DiPierro 17:15, 3 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Does Image:Canada eng.jpg comply with policy?[edit]

The way I understand it, Natural Resources Canada's "non-commericial use" condition is not compatible with the GFDL, so I don't think "Image:Canada eng.jpg" complies with the Wikipedia:Image use policy. I'm not too concerned about it myself, but I though I should give you a heads-up. Some other editors might wish to have the image deleted on those grounds.--Indefatigable 17:56, 3 Mar 2004 (UTC)

I deleted the reference to it just in case. -- Kaihsu 19:26, 2004 Mar 3 (UTC)

Korean place names[edit]

Hi, Kaihsu: Thanks for adding the Hanja to my articles...but how did you look them up so quickly? I'm guessing you have a world atlas that uses traditional Chinese characters... --Sewing

Google. -- Kaihsu 20:53, 2004 Mar 3 (UTC)
Also, I'm wondering about the mutual cross-reference between Eight Provinces (Korea) and Provinces of Ireland...is it because for both countries, the provinces no longer exist as legal entities but are still an important part of the regional geography? --Sewing 20:55, 3 Mar 2004 (UTC)
They seem similar to me. -- Kaihsu 20:57, 2004 Mar 3 (UTC)
You made an intriguing connection. I suspect that a country's historic regions are often more firmly implanted in the national consciousness than the country's modern political divisions. For example, in East Germany, the traditional state boundaries were restored after reunification. --Sewing 21:01, 3 Mar 2004 (UTC)
Thank you. See Landlubber: Layers in translation, for something relevant, perhaps. -- Kaihsu 21:06, 2004 Mar 3 (UTC)
Thank you for the link. I think we are on very similar wavelengths... --Sewing 21:15, 3 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Article you requested[edit]

I have created the article on the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice of 8 July 1996 that you requested. I am interested in your feedback on it (and hope that you can help make it better!) Jacob1207 04:38, 8 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Chinatown[edit]

Hi! Chinatown has been updated with info on global Chinatowns. If your response to it changes, any chance you could update on Wikipedia:Featured article candidates? jengod 01:46, Mar 9, 2004 (UTC)

Away[edit]

What happened? Are you alright? --Menchi 09:52, 25 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Kaihsu, are you spending too much time at "the turf"? ;) Stewart Adcock 17:43, 25 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Looks like Kaihsu banished himself. :) (Special:Ipblocklist) [ alerante | “” 20:39, 8 Apr 2004 (UTC) ]

Mediawiki:EU countries[edit]

Hi,

I'd like to object to this edit: [2] Not only was it factually wrong, but it was concealed as minor edit. Please don't do such things in the future. Przepla 18:56, 11 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Hi! Could you please explain why exactly you reverted my edits in the Mediawiki: EU countries. There are only these two important structures in which not all members participate. Therefore I think one could have them in the list, too. --EBB 16:11, 25 Apr 2004 (UTC)

{{subst:GFDL}}[edit]

Don't use both {{msg:GFDL}} and {{subst:GFDL}}. It's redundant and doesn't show up correctly. {{msg:GFDL}} alone works fine. Guanaco 15:31, 25 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Sealand[edit]

Please note that Sealand is protected. You may have edited it by mistake. --Wik 20:42, Apr 25, 2004 (UTC)

Hello Kaihsu, It would make sense if the nonsense on the Sealand page is moved back to the existing Principality of Sealand page where it belongs and the redirect removed from that page and placed instead on Sealand to point to Sealand (disambiguation).
This silly "Principality of Sealand" page makes Wiki look really stupid because the facts are not addressed. The UN and nations of the world, especially US and USA have stated on the legal record in a court of law (1990 and reaffirmed in 1991) that the claims by Bates are silly and untrue. The Cabinet of the UK essentially called Bates a "nut" back in 1967. Ryan Lackey who founded Havenco has admitted to the truth of the ship court case of 1990-1991 which he claims to have been unaware of and also claims on his web site that Bates deceived him. He also laments that he has no place to sue because "Sealand" is essentially a hoax and a fraud. Yet this stupid site starts out by claiming that it is a "micronation", which is silly because it is sunken Royal Navy barge - a military wreck which has always been marked by UK taxpayer's buoys put there by the UK Ministry of Defence. The UK has slapped down EVERY claim that Bates ever made about starting a radio, TV or data transfer station on the old military wreck. They even forbade him from putting his own buoys in the water! What more does anyone want? The HM Solicitor for the Treasury stated that all UK courts have jurisdiction and Essex Police who did board the wreck once, have also admitted to having jurisdiction. The fact is that the squatters are not doing anything and staying within UK law so the UK doesn't care. The only people who do care and who are inventing this silly story are fans on Wiki!
I suggest that the topic is stuck back on its own page to begin with and that "Sealand" is redirected to the disambiguation page. MPLX/MH 22:46, 13 Oct 2004 (UTC)
Any logged in user can move unprotected pages. Do it yourself. -- Kaihsu 11:19, 2004 Oct 14 (UTC)
But the note above mine on your talk page claims that it is protected. Is it? MPLX/MH 15:06, 14 Oct 2004 (UTC)
Check yourself. -- Kaihsu 13:27, 2004 Oct 18 (UTC)

Career advice[edit]

I think my only career advice is not to pursue a career in academia in the United Kingdom... too much work and not enough pay. But then, I'm guessing you've spotted that by now! :) Not that I'm recommending local government much more... Still, at least Oxford's a nice city to study in, particularly in the Summer, with the punting and all... Are they still letting students onto Magdalen Bridge for May Day nowadays? - MykReeve 21:43, 26 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Thanks. No, they do not allow people on the bridge anymore. -- Kaihsu 09:31, 2004 Apr 27 (UTC)
Is nothing sacred? Gah, I have fond memories of staying up all night drinking, to go and stand on the bridge and watch the surreal sight of a choir on a rooftop singing at the sun... Presumably this means there's no more students throwing themselves in the Cherwell either. My first year there was the first year that a female student jumped naked into the river on May Day, earning her a place on Page 3 of the Sun! - MykReeve 21:19, 27 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Responding to 'Hello Vicar'[edit]

Hello Kaihsu! I'm still very much learning my way around Wikipedia, but it's nice to get a message from another Oxford person. There are one or two of us here, then. Tonusperegrinus 21:40, 29 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Elmer Fung[edit]

Do you plan to write an actual article on Elmer Fung? It's much better to solicit help when it's listed as a red link at article requests than when it's filled with barely comprehensible material and listed nowhere. Not to mention copyrights...--Jiang 06:15, 1 May 2004 (UTC)

Fixed. -- Kaihsu 09:15, 2004 May 1 (UTC)

Adminship nomination[edit]

Many thanks for the nomination for adminship! I suspect that my number of edits will be found lacking, but I hope that the quality of my work makes up for it a bit. - MykReeve 00:12, 2 May 2004 (UTC)

Why me?[edit]

Are you sure you haven't made a mistake? I'm certainly going to try and come up with a stub for Quadragesimo Anno, but I wouldn't mind if someone else turned out to be quicker than me. All the best, <KF> 18:12, 4 May 2004 (UTC)

Because I know you can do a good job. I have put 3 facilitating links! -- Kaihsu 18:19, 2004 May 4 (UTC)

I am wondering the same thing myself! Quadragesimo Anno is a topic I know absolutely nothing about - I didn't even know the name until I saw your request on my talk page asking me to write about it! Yes, it looks interesting enough. I won't make any promises, because I'm up to my ears in other writing projects, but if I have time, I will try to do something about this one. I'll add it to my "to do" list anyway:-) David Cannon 21:44, 4 May 2004 (UTC)

Indeed, why me, too? — Miguel 22:57, 2004 May 4 (UTC)

Experiment[edit]

Just to let you know - I would have removed Rodina from the Featured article candidates, but your edit to slashdot trolling phenomenon caused a conflict with me and I couldn't. →Raul654 19:34, May 4, 2004 (UTC)

Sorry. Less than 10 min is the result, then -- Kaihsu 19:35, 2004 May 4 (UTC)
Closer to 2, actually ;) →Raul654 19:37, May 4, 2004 (UTC)

K. H. Ting[edit]

Hello, Kaishu. The K.H.Ting photo comes from a Chinese-language website where I also got most of my information about him (no, I don't speak Chinese; I used an electronic translator). I checked, and there appears to be no copyright on either the text or the photograph, so I pinched it. I rewrote the text, though. David Cannon 11:45, 5 May 2004 (UTC)

baseball[edit]

Sorry, I know nothing about Taiwanese baseball. Never really followed it during my time in Taiwan, although I did see all the tension between the Japanese and Taiwanese baseball players during the 1992 Olympics. If you still think I can write about it, don't hessitate to say so.

What I would really like is to provide a basic description of all the districts of Taipei City. Allentchang 19:48, 7 May 2004 (UTC)

Re:Requests[edit]

Sorry, I have finals coming up and am trying my best (and failing) to edit on wikipedia. Maybe after the 18th...but I don't know much about baseball. --Jiang 00:41, 9 May 2004 (UTC)

Nomination[edit]

Hi. Thanks for the kind words on the article and the nomination. I'm not too sure what it entails exactly, but I will no doubt find out on one of the pages. Yes, I was in Christ Church 1997-2000. Have just started a new job, so I'm now having to restrict my Wikipedia work to filling up more substantial lacunae rather than spending time reading through other people's work. Andrew Yong 10:43, 10 May 2004 (UTC)

Distant greetings[edit]

Hello Khaisu, and spring greetings from Cambridge the Younger. I have a question and a request.
 Q  Why is the Holok WP you maintain not listed anywhere? It was a delight to stumble across it the other day. Perhaps you could add it to this language overviews list.

You mean Hō-ló, and Holopedia, surely. I have listed it wherever I can, e.g. Wikipedia:Multilingual_coordination#Other_projects; but as these things go, someone may have removed it. It is not part of Wikipedia, but we plan to merge it back when our Unicode proposal succeeds. Thanks anyway. --Kaihsu 08:35, 2004 May 19 (UTC)

 R  Your help with the current recurrence of an initiative to make meta: multilingual would be much appreciated. Could you provide feedback on and additional blurb-translations for some of the pages related to m:Multilingualism and m:Translators? I also encourage you to create a mixed-language user page on meta: ...

I will try.... No promises.... -- Kaihsu 08:35, 2004 May 19 (UTC)

Go in peace, +sj+ 22:00, 2004 May 18 (UTC)

Pêng-an. -- Kaihsu 08:35, 2004 May 19 (UTC)

The Chinese Language Box[edit]

Hey Kaihsu, why did you rv my edits on Template:Chinese language?
-- ran 15:15, May 21, 2004 (UTC)

The hyphens are not necessary in Pinyin (except in cases like Min-bei where it is useful for cognitive ease). -- Kaihsu 16:52, 2004 May 21 (UTC)
Okay. But the thing though is: those terms are on-the-fly compounds too. For example, "Puxian" is really "Putian + Xianyou"; the short term was basically made up by linguists as an "abbreviation". Or how about say "Zhangzhou-Quanzhou" (漳泉)? Do you write "Zhang-quan", or "Zhangquan", or even "Zhang-Quan"?
-- ran 17:01, May 21, 2004 (UTC)
Thanks; I did not realize they were also ad hoc compounds. I would do Zhang-Quan or Zhangzhou-Quanzhou in that case, unless they become so prevalent that Zhangquan will suffice. (I am impressed by your courtesy and rational discussions; thanks again.) -- Kaihsu 17:04, 2004 May 21 (UTC)
No prob. And thanks for fixing my pinyin chart. ;) -- ran 16:32, May 22, 2004 (UTC)

Why did you revert the link to edit? ☞spencer195 22:13, 21 May 2004 (UTC)

MediaWiki:In the news[edit]

Please take note of the guidelines. 4 or 5 does not mean 3. Consider editing individual entries for concision or removing some of mediawiki:dyk. --Jiang 21:03, 21 May 2004 (UTC)

European Parliament election 2004[edit]

I appreciate your intention, but it is an absolute of election law that you cannot 'publish and promote' one group of candidates without doing so for another. The tv news here even has to do so whenever they talk about the elections. After June 13th however, with the election over, it will be fine to relist them should anyone want to do so. --VampWillow 10:01, 1 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Star on England 2004 football strip[edit]

During Euro 2004, the England national football team's uniform has a yellow 5-pointed star in front, under the team coat-of-arms. What does this mean? A championship they have won? Or just decorative? -- Kaihsu 09:43, 2004 Jun 23 (UTC)

It shows they have won 1 major football tournament (the 1966 World Cup Final). It is not unique to England, several other countries have followed this trend recently, although there is not a standard. It was started by Brazil as a celebration of the fact that they have won more World Cups than any other nation1. Some countries include regional tournament wins such as the UEFA European Championship or the African Nations Cup in their star count. akaDruid 11:14, 23 Jun 2004 (UTC)

(c) information[edit]

Hello Kaihsu,

Is File:ROC COA.gif public domain or licensed under GNU FDL?

--zeno 01:01, 5 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Needing help ( newbie )[edit]

Hi. I need to delete a page I've created, how to do it?

Hello. If you mean Rhuma kushuma, it has already been deleted. Glad to be of help. Wile E. Heresiarch 00:20, 18 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Template: University of California[edit]

Seeing as you've started the template for University of California, I am trying to make it look better by adding an embedded table. Please see Template_talk:University_of_California about possible revisions for the template. -- AllyUnion (talk) 07:57, 26 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Image:Gib original crest.jpg[edit]

Could you please provide an image copyright tag for this image? Thanks! --Diberri | Talk 22:35, Aug 26, 2004 (UTC)

Page protection[edit]

Policy permits protection of user pages and subpages only when there is a history of vandalism. I have unprotected your user page its subpage. See Wikipedia:Protected page and Wikipedia:User page. uc 16:07, 7 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Official invitation[edit]

Hi!

This is a message to let you know that there is now a UK-specific Wikipedia community page at Wikipedia:UK wikipedians' notice board. It would be great if you could come and get involved! -- Graham ☺ | Talk 23:03, 1 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Use of image Stratford-upon-Avon[edit]

Hi Kaihsu, Hope you didn't mind my using your great image of Stratford-upon-Avon for my para in the article Timber framing. Many thanks, it's just what was needed for it. Dieter Simon 23:52, 7 Oct 2004 (UTC)

No problem at all. That was why I licenced it under GFDL in the first place! -- Kaihsu 09:47, 2004 Oct 8 (UTC)

green wikipedians?[edit]

Hi Kaihsu, I saw your adding/undoing of the category:Green wikipedians, and am curious what you attempted with that. -- till we | Talk 18:42, 24 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Not much. – Kaihsu 13:28, 2004 Oct 26 (UTC)

[edit]

When you revert someone's actions, please note in the description why you did so. At least when it's not blatant vandalism. I do not understand why you reverted my edit, is the image in any way offensive? Please elaborate, I have no intention of being on any side of the election and I thought this was a neutral and good image. Regards, -- [[User:Solitude|Solitude\talk]] 06:57, Oct 29, 2004 (UTC)

Resolved, see Talk:U.S._presidential_election,_2004#Election_2004_logo. -- [[User:Solitude|Solitude\talk]] 08:30, Oct 29, 2004 (UTC)

United Reformed Church[edit]

Hi Kaihsu,

I'm not particularly familiar with the intricacies of church denominations, but I noticed that you established the original redirects for the Presbyterian Church in England and Congregational Church in England. These have later been changed by an anon to point to The Orthodox Free Reformed Church (OFRC) which distances itself from the United Reformed Church. Is this correct? -- Solipsist 10:07, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)

No, it is not correct. It is at best misleading, and at worst malevolent. I have changed it back. Thanks for pointing it out. – Kaihsu 17:52, 2004 Nov 7 (UTC)

Category: Calvinists[edit]

Hi Kaihsu. I see that you added a "Calvinists" category. How would you distinguish that group from those labeled "Reformed Theologians"? --Flex 19:26, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started the Free the Rambot Articles Project which has the goals of getting users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to...

  1. ...all U.S. state, county, and city articles...
  2. ...all articles...

using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) version 1.0 and 2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to the GFDL (which every contribution made to Wikipedia is licensed under), but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles (See the Multi-licensing Guide for more information). Since you are among the top 1000 most active Wikipedians, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles.

Nutshell: Wikipedia articles can be shared with any other GFDL project but open/free projects using the incompatible Creative Commons Licenses (e.g. WikiTravel) can't use our stuff and we can't use theirs. It is important to us that other free projects can use our stuff. So we use their licenses too.

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the {{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}} template (or {{MultiLicensePD}} for public domain) into their user page, but there are other templates for other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

Option 1
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

OR

Option 2
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions to any [[U.S. state]], county, or city article as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace {{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}} with {{MultiLicensePD}}. If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know at my talk page what you think. -- Ram-Man 17:56, Nov 30, 2004 (UTC)

Your copyright on pictures[edit]

You have Copyright 2004 © Kaihsu Tai on multiple photographs from article The Guardian, yet also list them as GFDL. Please clarify. 119 07:16, 8 Dec 2004 (UTC)

I cannot license them under GFDL without asserting copyright. Please read the licence. – Kaihsu 11:43, 2004 Dec 8 (UTC)

Docent Ångström[edit]

I reverted your change on Ångström regarding his title. Neither the docent nor the Privatdozent articles really reflect what the Swedish docent title denotes (and this has changed over time). When I get time, I'll look into the history of the title and write a paragraph in the docent article (perhaps the two articles should actually be merged). / up◦land 16:46, 21 Dec 2004 (UTC)