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Thanks[edit]

Nice contribution to WikiSummaries! The site could use more editors like you. Best, Geneffects 13:59, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Iain Lee[edit]

This page was deleted, and has recently been re-started. could you possibly explain to me why it was deleted, and why it had to be restarted, resulting in a huge loss of information on this person --Wser 16:14, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

Long talk page[edit]

Greetings! Your talk page is getting a bit long in the tooth - please consider archiving your talk page (or ask me and I'll archive it for you). Cheers! BD2412 T 00:09, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Bobert.mik[edit]

He has not done anything since the test4 final warning, but it's shaping up to be a vandalism only account. Your call - some of the vandalism is pretty offesnive. Kuru talk 16:42, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to WP:NOVEL[edit]

I saw what job you intended to do... adding infoboxes to novels without them. Please have a look at this list... it is an automated list of articles with out an infobox. It goes category by category. I am the person that makes that list, and I am always in need of new categories to search. So post ideas for categories on the talk page if you are interested!!

Thanks for joining WP:NOVEL!!!

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Hi, and welcome to the Novels WikiProject! As you may have guessed, we're a group of editors working to improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to fiction books often refered to as "Novels".

A few features that you might find helpful:

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If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of the members, and we'll be happy to help you. Again, welcome! We look forward to seeing you around! :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 08:38, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

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No. of edits[edit]

To get your number of edits, go to User:Interiot/Tool2 and follow the instructions. Grey Shadow 07:04, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

exactly - but do bear in mind that the "toolserver" that hosts this functionaity periodically suffers from being out of date. The latest update is about a month ago so you "may" find your count is too low. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 07:50, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Lead paragraph[edit]

This is really a question about the article lead paragraph. the guidance about this across "all" articles is that it is meant to be a cut down version of the whole article. Or the basic information anyone should known about the subject of the article. So I personally believe year of publication is one thing to be in that paragraph. However I do NOT think that ISBN should be part of that information, which veers towards the advertising that wikipedia is not supposed to be. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 07:59, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

oops --- I fogot to sign[edit]

Ok, sorry about not signing. Eagle talk 22:02, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Novel searches[edit]

I noticed your post on Eagle's talk page saying that you used Amazon for novel searches, I just wanted to let you know that [www.alibris.com] is also very useful, as you can specify first editions in your search, and the library of congress website at [www.loc.gov] has every edition of every book published in America, and lists all the info, unlike alibris most of the time. Just look for the earliest date. -- Gizzakk 01:20, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

  • Yes, most of the time you should use the first edition cover/ISBN/page count in the infobox, and note it as such. Any other editions can be listed under a "release details" subheading, and alternate covers (later editions, different languages, etc) can be arranged throughout the article, but for a short article just the first edition cover is probably sufficient. If, however, you cannot find the first edition info, or the info you do find does not specifically state that it is first edition, make sure to note that the info you use is from X edition, or an unknown edition. Also, be aware that not all first editions are "true" first editions- if a book is released in different countries and/or by a different publisher, it will most likely be stated as a first edition, even though it is not. If you are unsure, look for "first printing" and/or the earliest date you can find. -- Gizzakk 22:23, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

I noticed you did an update. However you missed several critical steps of the procedure. Also you didn't select some good articles that would be uneligible the next day and as such will never see the light of the day (so to speak). Next time please do the updating properly, like described at Template talk:Did you know.  Grue  17:05, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Yep, it's easy to do something wrong given how complex the procedure is. In addition to editing the template you also needed to update its talk page, archiving the old content, removing selected items and updating time. You are welcome to try to do it next time. Oh, and by the way...
Updated DYK query On 21 July, 2006, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article John Fortescue, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

-- Grue  17:46, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

RE: Johnny Lee Clary - Please help[edit]

Hey there, my name is Nick, my username is Potters house and I have encountered a problem with trying to provide any information about Johnny Lee Clary. I have posted this post off to other staff members also. I am not sure if this is the best route to resolve this, but can think of no other way.

The article Johnny Lee Clary has been deleted. I have known Johnny through telephone conversations and email for a short time now (about 3-4 months). He recently came and shared his life story in for our church group for the first time just two weeks ago. Before I met Johnny I became interested in his story i.e. his conversion from the head of the KKK in the US, to being a Christian Minister who now teaches against race hate groups. I found the article Johnny Lee Clary as it still is today, deleted, except for some small talk. If you read the talk you see what I have said at the time (notice I have gotten no reply, probable my fault as I don’t know heaps about WIKI policy). From my understanding Johnny Lee Clary was posting as The KingOfDixie and looks like he tried to change a few things on Wiki concerning the KKK. While this is a controversial subject, Johnny being the former leader of the KKK would probably know a thing or two and be able to contibute, but that’s another story. He eventually made an article about himself i.e. Johnny Lee Clary. Johnny being quite new to Wiki and ignorant of rules of conduct found himself at odds with some admins and had his site deleted.

Whilst observing Johnny over the last 3-4 months I have noticed that he is very outspoken against race hate groups such as the Neo Nazis, Skinheads, KKK etc. This, more often than not, lands Johnny in the hot seat. He has experienced persecution from racist groups for his departure from the KKK and voiced opinions against these racist organizations on his webpage, www.xkkk.org. Johnny has also received multiple death threats.

Because of his bold stance against these racist groups Johnny has become accustomed to hatred directed at him by those same groups. Johnny concluded that perhaps the guy who deleted the page Johnny Lee Clary was a white supremist. I am hoping to clear this up. Before he told me this, I started to create J L Clary, after hearing nothing from posting in user talk on Johnny Lee Clary's article. I wasn't 10 minutes into the J L Clary article when it was issued a deletion notice, and then before I had time to reply (about 5 minutes) it was deleted! I was amazed. I told this to Johnny and he said the main reason he was told that he couldn't have an article was because he was not prominent enough.

Johnny has a very famous testimony and has been on multiple TV shows like Oprah, Donahue, Jerry Springer, etc, and even recently when he preached in our town he made front page news, a double spread on his life, and the local ABC interviewed him live, which is not bad for our town (LISMORE NSW Australia) See http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Kerry&dir=prev&offset=20050327125109&limit=500&action=history .

When David Wilkerson came to our town hardly anyone knew or cared, yet David Wilkerson is allowed an article (and rightfully so), but more people know of Johnny. As to whether he is famous or not, just Google search him and see all the TV interviews and radio interviews he does. He hangs with some of the most prominent Christian leaders in Australia. Besides this, just being the former KKK leader should be enough for an article (he doesn't even get a mention in the KKK one, and would be deleted). He was also a Pro Wrestler. So he is prominent in Christian circles, he is prominent amongst race hate groups, and he is also prominent in the WWE wrestling.

Johnny asked me to test the waters for him to see if he was being persecuted by someone from a race hate group. So I created some sites, John Clary Wade Watts and Operation Colorblind - the name of Johnny's Ministry. These have been fine until yesterday. I cannot understand why these sites are just issued a deletion notice? Just because they mention JLC? I was hoping to discuss these things but they are just deleted. The one on Wade Watts is about a black gospel preacher who was one of the leaders in the civil rights movement in the US and was good friends with Martin Luther King. He took Johnny Clary under his wing and even ordained Johnny as a minister (to this day Johnny is the only white man ordained in the All Black Baptist Church). But his article is up for deletion because I mentioned Clary and had a link.

That is why I am writing to you to see if you can help. It seems to me that the person(s) deleting all articles which even mention Johnny Lee Clary has an agenda. I thought that wikipedia admins had to keep a neutral stance on every article. It seems like this guy has a vendetta against JLC. Why delete the Wade Watts article. That is guilt by association and could be proof that all deletions are because of racial discrimination! I hope this is not the case and would think that it is politically motivated, as Johnny is a strong supporter of George Bush and Antaeus Feldspar of Kerry.

See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Kerry&dir=prev&offset=20050327125109&limit=500&action=history This shows how Antaeus Feldspar supports Kerry, which is fine, but Johnny is a strong supporter of Bush.

My hope is that Johnny will be able to have an article like any other famous person, minister, former KKK leader, or pro wrestler, and that Johnny and anyone connected with him and his ministry will in future have certain rules set in place that do not allow the wholesale deletion of the articles associated with him, but that they will be at least discussed.

I thank you for reading this long winded post. I have only been using WIKI for about a year myself so I need your help, I don't really know what else to do. I hope you can help. I personally think that Johnny's story is one that is beneficial to the cause of reconciliation between races and to the3 unity of society as a whole. It would be a shame if WIKI became known for having covert racists. Of course I hope that this is a misunderstanding and that all will be cleared up soon.

Here are some links that might help.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wade_Watts

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:TheKingOfDixie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Colorblind

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Threeafterthree

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Potters_house

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Deletion_policy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Antaeus_Feldspar

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Kerry&dir=prev&offset=20050327125109&limit=500&action=history This shows how Antaeus Feldspar supports Kerry, which is fine, but Johnny is a strong supporter of Bush. Perhaps the bias is political and not racial?

The link for page: John Clary has already been deleted!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Alabamaboy

Please notice that his link was taken from the KKK site the same day:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ku_Klux_Klan&diff=prev&oldid=65690238

then

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ku_Klux_Klan&diff=next&oldid=65690238

Also note his contributions: Featured articles: · African American literature -- My first featured article. Thanks to everyone who gave feedback. While I didn't start the article, I obsessed on it for an entire month and wrote most of the copy. · Ku Klux Klan -- I began work on this article after it became a featured article. Since then I've mediated several editorial disputes on the article (including one of which kept the article from being delisted as a FA) and made a large number of edit. Potters house 00:22, 27 July 2006 (UTC) Nick.

Thanks for the advice dan Potters house 04:15, 27 July 2006 (UTC) Nick.

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DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 12 August, 2006, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Human rights in Kuwait, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.
Updated DYK query On 16 August, 2006, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Human rights in Jordan, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

Welcome![edit]

Welcome!

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Template:Infobox SSR[edit]

Hi. I'm not very good with templates but could you make the "chairman" and "population" fields optional and create another optional field for "chairmen" (plural)? This would be necessary for cases such as the Transcaucasian SFSR. Thanks in advance! -- Clevelander 22:36, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

No problem. -- Clevelander 23:40, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
Great work. I'll apply the template to the Lithuanian SSR, Moldavian SSR, Tajik SSR, Turkmen SSR, Ukrainian SSR, and Uzbek SSR templates. BTW, the Karelo-Finnish SSR was established on March 31, 1940. -- Clevelander 19:44, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

David Card[edit]

Thank you for your concern on David Card. I acually am planning on making a article on him. I started that page because I made a page for Combined Transport Inc.. And since no one has a article I was starting to make one. I can understand you maybe getting a little annoyed at this. But I was just gathering information about everyone first then making it. Now that you have voiced your concern I for now will make a basic stub, then finish it later. But yep, I shall be making a lot of articles in the time to come. If you need me again just put it on my chat page. Thanks! --Steven91 06:12, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

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Re: Montenegrin parliamentary election, 2006[edit]

Well, I took an official source, one approved by the Government of Montenegro: Center for Democratic Transition, whose only purpose of existence is to moniter Elections and referenda. Anything else you need, jsut come and drop a line! Cheers! --HolyRomanEmperor 20:33, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

Np. :) Anything else you would ever need - don't hesitate to drop by and ask. Cheers, mate! --HolyRomanEmperor 18:11, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Succession Table[edit]

What's wrong with the table? It looks good to me. I am not sure what the problem was with the <td>, though. It has never had any glitches for me since I last tried to add new features to it.
Whaleyland ( TalkContributions )

Okay, so I remembered something that got erased when some rules were removed for beautification purposes. You don't have to put in <td>, you just have to put in a |- after the s-ttl. It was something I couldn't ever fix because I couldn't put an end-line css in s-ttl because it is usually followed by something like s-aft. Just insert a |- and it works. Sorry about the confusion.
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Infobox economy[edit]

I don't really have a problem with it. I am all for anything that will improve Wikipedia. I just hope you don't change the dollar bill image, but if you do, such is life. Take care! OBILI ® ± 17:57, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for contributions to Constitution of Thailand[edit]

Thanks you for your contributions to Constitution of Thailand. Patiwat 09:22, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

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Economy templates[edit]

I think the switch to the German style template is good. Be sure to include the image option! OBILI ® ± 15:09, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

I'm not sure if there is any guidelines for this, but if you want to delete each template you upgrade, and cite this TfD, the precedent would be enough. If you are really concerned, maybe a thread at the admin noticeboard? RyanGerbil10(Упражнение В!) 20:41, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Maps of Syria[edit]

Hello. I see you created a few nice maps of Syrian governorates (like Image:Ar-Raqqah-map.png) a few months ago. Still most of Syrian governorates articles aren't created. Could you do more of these maps, please? I will then create subsequent articles. Thank you. - Darwinek 09:06, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Oh, let me apologize, I didn't realized they are in the cities articles. So it is OK now. I can now create all needed articles. Thank you for creating that maps. - Darwinek 16:47, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Thank you!

I can't really express enough thanks for the barnstar. It made my day :) . At the very least, you should have this cookie. RyanGerbil10(Упражнение В!) 23:25, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Re:template[edit]

Thanx for reminding me :-) I want to apply the template for every Regencies of Indonesia. But I should make a research first, for about 1-2 month(s). If you delete it, it's OK. I'll make it again later. wic2020talk bicara 15:14, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

hello[edit]

I saw that you've listed "Iran's Islamic foreign policy" for deletion, I just wanted to tell you that "Patchouli" the user who created that article has also created many other similar political articles that are extremely biased and look like original work, here is another example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opposition_to_Iran-Iraq_War

Can you please list that article for deletion too, I don't know how to.

Infoboxes[edit]

Sure, go ahead. However, it would be nice if you included more fields to your template (ideally all of those that are already there in "my version"). Now that the wiki can handle conditional clauses in tables and templates this shouldn't be a problem for anyone and I'm an inclusionist, so the more fields are there, the better. Also, a thing I was thinking of adding myself was, in addition to the footnote field, some way to indicate whether a voivodeship is historical or modern. A place for timespan would be more than enough, ideally somewhere near the top. Alternatively we could include two colour schemes, but this wouldn't be as evident I guess. //Halibutt 20:51, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Sure, logo is not a crucial thing, same as GDP or unemployment rate (actually nobody in Poland knows for sure what the level of unemployment is). On the other hand more fields for levels of administrative division could be nice, especially that people here in Poland differ very strongly when it comes to local patriotism. Most of us feel Poles and citizens of a particular town and voivodeship, but in some cases the feelings for the town are replaced by the feelings towards a commune or a powiat. Another useful inclusion IMO would be an additional field for percentage of the population of the entire country living in the particular voivodeship. And of course a place for the external link would also be a nice idea. //Halibutt 04:41, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Request for Comment[edit]

Hello there! I'm Scalene, and I am the third party for the conflict between Fan-1967 (talk) and Patchouli (talk), about Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Opposition to Iran-Iraq War. I noticed that you nominated the article for deletion. Also, you have raised some unique points. I believe these points could help reach a resolution. Because of these two reasons, I ask if you would not mind taking the time to join the conflict resolution. ScaleneUserPageTalkContributionsBiography 11:13, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

POV pushing[edit]

Thanks for your reply, I really think that an administrator's intervention is needed here, User:Patchouli doesn't seem to understand that articles must be created or written from a neutral point of view or that this is an encyclopedia and NOT a political fourm. To see what I mean, just look at some of the articles he's created or has been working on:

Mohammad Khatami's reforms (POV fork to bash a living person, just look at the introduction and how biased it's worded)

Mohammad Khatami ( Please see the evidence of some of Patchouli's abuses at Talk:Mohammad_Khatami#Patchouli_edits, it includes links and refernces to his personal attacks on other users' talk pages calling them agents of foreign governments etc)

Guardianship of the Islamic Jurists (adding Mullahcracy which is political epithet, jargon and neologism, as an alternative to the title of the article by citing political editorials! Also see Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Mullahcracy)

Association for Defense of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners (POV fork)

Khomeini's Islamic leadership (POV fork)

Government-organized demonstration (POV fork)


P.s Please look at this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Iran%27s_Islamic_foreign_policy&action=history The AfD that you had submitted was closed, the result was to redirect the page, but Patchouli still keeps reverting the page and removing the re-direct against the AfD consusneus. This is just yet another example of this user's POV-pushing and disruption.

--Patrick987 06:06, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

I highly encourage Patrick987 to go to Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2006 October 27 for his last item.

My own contributions range from mathematics to science to history to sexuality to... You might want to carefully examine my contributions and not throw half a dozen articles at me with ambiguity.

A thorough reading of Talk:Mohammad Khatami will show that I am the most unbiased editor. I strongly exhort thee to do so as an administrator. That alone will vindicate me and I shall not proceed further. I stand by all my comments on that page.--Patchouli 18
09, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

I think User:Patrick987 has explained things very clearyly. My native language is not English and I have a little bit of difficulty expressing my thoughts, so it made me feel really good to read Patrick987's comment because it exactly covered all of the things that I wanted to say (specially the part about Mullacracy which I didn't know how to explain in English that it's not a formal/polite word). Anyway I have already written about Patchouli's numerous violations of wikipedia rules in Mohammad Khatami, which you can read in this talk section, there I have pointed out one by one cases of npov-violation and what I would like to call his "sneaky" vandalism, his misleading use of references, etc. etc. It seems that this user either lacks common sense (and therefore does not understand the concept of NPOV) or he is deliberately trying to sabotage wikipedia. In either case he must be stopped as soon as possible. Barnetj 19:03, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

LittleDan, would you please inform us if you are taking any action in regards to the situation with User:Patchouli or not? It seems that you are not pursuing the matter. He's continuing his sabotage of different articles and it seems that nobody has the will or power to stop him! see his new edits on Mohammad Khatami's reforms Barnetj 15:30, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Hi LittleDan. I'm planning of taking action against User:Patchouli by filing a complaint in ArbCom because I do not think there's a reasonable chance of making him comply with wikipedia regulations by any other means. I want to list you as one of the involved parties and I'd like to know if you are willing to provide a statement in ArbCom, explaining your encounter with Patchouli. I will appreciate if you let me know as soon as possible. thank you Barnetj 14:06, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Response[edit]

After responding to queries, I clean my talk page to avoid the temptation of looking back and wasting my time as you are needlessly forcing me to do. I hereby deny your numerous allegations specifically and categorically. I spend gargantuan efforts towards sourced and high-quality contributions. None of "POV forks" as thou allegeth. Your own support for the outright deletion of Opposition to Iran-Iraq War is highly questionable and that issue has not been resolved.

I suggest that you squander neither my time nor yours with baseless allegations.----Patchouli 17:56, 27 October 2006 (UTC)


  • Thanks for the tip for conjugating verbs.--Patchouli 05:35, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

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Orphaned fair use image (Image:Dolphins logo.gif)[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Dolphins logo.gif. I notice the 'image' page currently specifies that the image is unlicensed for use on Wikipedia and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable under fair use (see our fair use policy).

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Regarding images you previously uploaded at Wikibooks[edit]

Dan, currently we at Wikibooks are deleted untagged images, as we found out that we have 3,000+. I came across your six images and was wondering if you would be willing to tag them as GFDL, CC (whatever version), or PD. I think the screenshots of Mozilla Firebird are automatically GFDL even if you would that they be something different. I am not sure, however, as I do not know for sure whether Firebird was licensed under GFDL or not. These are a list of the images:

I would really like to contact you about this, so if you do not answer here in a while, I will try to e-mail you using Special:Emailuser. Thank you, Iamunknown 10:11, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Image:Hq9-plus.py listed for deletion[edit]

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User Patchouli[edit]

A report has been filed against user Patchouli for his POV pushing. Please contribute at [1]

I added one of your comments in his talk page there.--Sa.vakilian 18:58, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
I gathered some proofs against him [2] and I wanted User:Bishonen to help me. This is his advice. [3] Now please come and write a strong claim against him in Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents: Community ban against Patchouli or any thing else which you prefer. I prefer you do so not me because you are an admin and also you're not Iranian. Thus nobody can blame you that you want to censor different POV. Thanks a lot.--Sa.vakilian 14:25, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
My 2 cents. I don't know this user personally, but I hoped that we could salvage this one. Admittedly, I can't make him do anything or control his behaviour. Knowing that he'll likely try to return, I only hope that if does try to come back sometime down the road he will have learned his lesson. BuickCenturyDriver (Honk, odometer) 22:39, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
List any bad edits and I'll revert them (using undo). As for him trying to return, did you block his IP? BuickCenturyDriver (Honk, odometer) 03:13, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

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Governorates of Syria[edit]

Hi Dan. I replaced all your maps of the governorates of Syria with others I made. Yours had an error: between Homs, Deir ez-Zor, and Hama. Regards, Anas talk? 15:02, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XIII - June 2007[edit]

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Template:Infobox Chinese emperor[edit]

Hi, I noticed that Template:Infobox Chinese emperor contains some extra space at the top of the page whenever it is used. Do you know how to fix this? Thanks. Shawnc 00:01, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Redirect of Scenar[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter: Issue XIV - July 2007[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XV - August 2007[edit]

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Template:Infobox Economy[edit]

Do you think it would be a good idea change the subheading "Trading partners" to "Trade" in this infobox ? Abecedare 00:42, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

I noticed that you are active only intermittently on wikipedia, so I went ahead and made the change. If you disagree, please drop me a line on my talk page. Cheers. Abecedare 00:45, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Image source problem with Image:Alphapharm.jpg[edit]

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Replaceable fair use Image:Cotton-gin.jpg[edit]

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WikiProject Novels - 1st Coordinators Election[edit]

An election has been proposed and has been set up for this project. Description of the roles etc., can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels/Coordinators. If you wish to stand, enter your candidacy before the end of March and ask your questions of anyone already standing at Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels/Coordinators/May 2008. Voting will start on the 1st April and close at the end of April. The intention is for the appointments to last from May - November 2008. For other details check out the pages or ask. KevinalewisBot (talk) 13:13, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XXIII - April 2008[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XXIV - May 2008[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XXV - June 2008[edit]

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The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence[edit]

Hello. I'm contacting you and other members of WikiProject Books in order to find if you are interested in collaborating to expand and improve The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence article to make it worthy of becoming a featured article candidate, in light of the fact that it is the first book the U.S. government ever went to court to censor before its publication. --Loremaster (talk) 22:10, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Image:OldEnglish.png[edit]

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Wikipedia:WikiProject Years[edit]

This WikiProject is having a revival and is trying to determine the direction it will be heading in the future. Questions are being asked, and exciting things are coming in the future, including the bringing of 1345 and other year articles to GA and even FA status. You are listed as a member and are invited to respond to this roll-call by putting an asterisk next to your username on the members list to show that you are still active in the project. Thanks. Wrad (talk) 20:20, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Calling all active WP:NOVELS members[edit]

WikiProject Novels Roll Call
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WikiProject Novels is currently holding a roll call, which we hope to have annually. Your username is listed on the members list, but we are unsure as to which editors are still active within the project. If you still consider yourself an active WP:Novels editor, please add your name back to the Active Members list. Also feel free to join any of our task forces and take a look at the project's Job Centre to get involved!

Next month we will begin the coordinator election selection process. We hope to have more involvement and input this time around! More news will be forthcoming. Thanks, everyone! María (habla conmigo) 18:02, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Novels Newsletter - September 2008[edit]

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Economy Box Thing[edit]

Someone has vandalized it, can you fix it? Thanks, Harold 74.194.165.68 (talk) 00:23, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Western front cover.jpg)[edit]

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WikiProject Years[edit]

WikiProject Years is currently developing a guideline for the inclusion of events in year articles, especially more recent years such as 2009 (see Wikipedia:WikiProject Years/Recent Year guidlines draft). Please have a look and offer suggestions. Recent year articles are consistently among the most edited on Wikipedia and are surrounded with controversy, as everyone believes their event is "notable enough" to be listed in the main year article. We need objective criteria which will (hopefully) alleviate the controversy a bit.

Important policy discussions took place in January 2009 at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (dates and numbers) and at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Years.

Deilvered by §hepBot (Disable) at 01:32, 11 January 2009 (UTC) on request of Wrad

File:Christian-lineage.JPG missing description details[edit]

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Articles for deletion nomination of Mozdev.org[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Infobox Hungarian county[edit]

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RfD nomination of Slogan 'War on terror'[edit]

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File:Christian-lineage.JPG listed for deletion[edit]

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File source problem with File:Pluto and charon.gif[edit]

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Fair use rationale for File:Difstrokes cover.jpg[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Svyatoslav Pestov[edit]

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Nomination of Svyatoslav Pestov for deletion[edit]

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Proposed deletion of SourceWatch[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Optical Society[edit]

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

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Suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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The Olive Branch: A Dispute Resolution Newsletter (Issue #1)[edit]

Welcome to the first edition of The Olive Branch. This will be a place to semi-regularly update editors active in dispute resolution (DR) about some of the most important issues, advances, and challenges in the area. You were delivered this update because you are active in DR, but if you would prefer not to receive any future mailing, just add your name to this page.

Steven Zhang's Fellowship Slideshow

In this issue:

  • Background: A brief overview of the DR ecosystem.
  • Research: The most recent DR data
  • Survey results: Highlights from Steven Zhang's April 2012 survey
  • Activity analysis: Where DR happened, broken down by the top DR forums
  • DR Noticeboard comparison: How the newest DR forum has progressed between May and August
  • Discussion update: Checking up on the Wikiquette Assistance close debate
  • Proposal: It's time to close the Geopolitical, ethnic, and religious conflicts noticeboard. Agree or disagree?
Read the entire first edition of The Olive Branch -->

--The Olive Branch 19:13, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Notice of change[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:SACU[edit]

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