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Welcome![edit]

Hi Lycaon, and a warm welcome to Wikipedia! I hope you have enjoyed editing as much as I did so far and decide to stay. Unfamiliar with the features and workings of Wikipedia? Don't fret! Be Bold! Here's some good links for your reference and that'll get you started in no time!

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Oh yes, don't forget to sign when you write on talk pages, simply type four tildes, like this: ~~~~. This will automatically add your name and the time after your comments. And finally, if you have any questions or doubts, don't hesitate to contact me on my talk page. Once again, welcome! =)

- Mailer Diablo 07:36, 6 September 2005 (UTC)

Leucothoe (genus)[edit]

Hi Lycaon - I guess this one needs sorting out (I didn't know about the amphipod of the same name). My proposal is to move the current plant page Leucothoe (genus) to Leucothoe (plant), and transfer your Leucothoe (amphipod) note from there to the Leucothoe page, which is already a disambig page. Let me know if you have any thoughts on it - MPF 19:28, 28 November 2005 (UTC)

Thanks! - will do so now - MPF 18:20, 29 November 2005 (UTC) . . . 'tis done! - MPF 18:52, 29 November 2005 (UTC)

Wikispecies[edit]

Will do. - UtherSRG (talk) 17:59, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Talk:Trichoplax[edit]

Why not just erase the inappropriate comment on this discussion page; speedy-deleting the talk page of a real Wiki article seems a bit pointless to me.Hynca-Hooley 01:00, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Cumacean[edit]

Bedankt voor je correcties van mijn (niet-perfecte) vertaling! RexNL 01:11, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Re: Peripetus[edit]

Hi Lycaon. Right now Peripetus redirects to Peripatus. Is Peripatus a legitimate article? If so, I think we should keep Peripetus, because it could be easily misspelled as such. There are many misspell redirects on Wikipedia, and it is one of the main reason we have redirects. For example, many people don't know how to spell Arnold Schwarzenegger, and if we didn't have redirects, no one could find his article. I hope this explains everything. Let me know if you have any more questions. --Fang Aili 說嗎? 15:16, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

regions used in Template:Africa[edit]

Hi, I notice that you and User:E Pluribus Anthony have been reverting each others edits to how countries are assigned to different regions in the template {{africa}}. May I suggest that the two of you discuss this on the template's talk page rather than reverting each other. -- AJR | Talk 17:07, 23 April 2006 (UTC)e

Thanks; I'm unsure another option is tenable. Regions are conceptual constructs and, thus, vary depending on source and even person: even dictionaries/compendiums yield different location descriptions for any smattering of territories worldwide.
Upon browsing geographic articles/topics in Wp, I found – and continue to – content that is unsourced and biased. In the quest to equilibrate and, in the least, to organise related content in Wp, the UN subregional scheme – and a neutral, verifiable one at that – obviates (or should!) opining about what country belongs where without the articles and templates degenerating into chaotic free-for-alls. And each of the subregional articles detail varied interpretations of each sub/region ... many of which I've added and, obviously, I do not disagree with (e.g., SADC). FYI: Zambia (née Rhodesia) was once a member of the Central African Federation, so that leaves me to wonder what a Zambian national would really say. :)
Anyhow, I hope this helps; let me know if you've any questions. E Pluribus Anthony | talk | 18:00, 23 April 2006 (UTC)
Well, clearly your wife is biased. :) Thanks! E Pluribus Anthony | talk | 01:20, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

thanks[edit]

Thank you for the news about UNZA. Your photographs are wonderful! gala.martin (what?) 13:45, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

Acrosome reaction[edit]

hi could you check the new diagram on the acrosome reaction. would like to know if it needs more changes. Image:Acrosome reaction diagram.svgThanksLadyofHats 22:37, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

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Species on Family pages[edit]

Agreed, & I have made all the changes - let me know if there is anything more to do. I have been doing fish articles, & most do not have very many genera/species per family, so most fit nicely on the family page. Not used to these families with 1,000s of species... One thing I have noticed is the number of families linking to eroneous articles because of common names. There should be a bot to pick family/genera names that link to non-biological articles. Cheers GrahamBould 17:51, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Your Vote on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Hippo pod[edit]

Hi Lycaon,
Could you please specify which version you support in Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Hippo pod? Thanks, --Fir0002 08:23, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

What Amphipods do you think should be considered Scuds?[edit]

Hello Lycaon,
I saw you reverted my edits on Talitridae. I believe the web reference adequetly supported the fact that Talitridae were called scuds; specifically those in the genus Hyalella. How do you define a scud? What Amphipod families fall within the definition? All of them, or just Gammaridae? What references are you using to support your definition? Carnopod 22:41, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Wikispecies[edit]

Ah, thank you: should have checked the block log :-) I appreciate the block. All the best, Gwernol 21:14, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Re: vandalism[edit]

Done, I've tried a week-long block this time. Thanks for the message. —Xezbeth 13:51, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Belgium[edit]

Hallo,

ik heb momenteel het initiatief genomen voor het nieuwe WikiProject Belgium, neem eens een kijkje en als je geïnteresseerd bent aarzel dan niet om je bij de deelnemers te zetten!

--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 01:35, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

FPC Promotion[edit]

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An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, Image:Loligo vulgaris.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Fir0002 00:38, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Great photo! --Fir0002 00:38, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

This is to let you know the Featured Picture you uploaded and/or nominated Image:Loligo vulgaris.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the day on December 23, 2006, when it will be featured on the Main Page. Congratulations! howcheng {chat} 17:02, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Fair Use[edit]

Fair Use is for images for which it is not possible to find a free alternative ([[WP:FUC] #1). Being a current product this is not something we need to claim fair use for. We should try and find a free picture, or take one. Thanks, ed g2stalk 18:30, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Great, the more free content the better. Don't forget to upload it to the Commons. You could also do a flickr search for images tagged as cc-by or cc-by-sa. ed g2stalk 18:40, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Caribbean hermit crab[edit]

The link that you deleted from this page was meant to document text that I just entered. The population of the West Indian Topshell (snail) effects the population of Purple Pinchers in at least some locations (Bermuda). This snail is the "pica" snail mentioned in an earlier version of this article. OK with you if I put the reference back? - Jangim 18:41, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks! The link is restored. I agree about using scientific names. The original text with "pica" was written by someone else. It took some research to figure out what "pica" they meant. The genus Pica refers to birds.

"most of the shells mentioned are not occurring where C. clypeatus lives."

Is there some reason that you didn't leave the other shells? Do you object to having the shell preferences in a separate section?

Graphic maps[edit]

Hello Lycaon and thanks for your contribution to the Graphic lab.
For the Vulpes cana map, think that for such maps the png format is better, because it is more widely reconized, and because the png map is 21ko and big enough while the same svg map more than 1000 ko (and scalable, that's true). Looking at the comparative advantages, I think the png map made by Interiot is more convenient for wikipedia. Lycaon, Have you special reasons to prefer svg ?
Autres chose (je viens de me souvenir que tu es francophone :] ), pourrais tu reflechir a des normes de couleur sur Wikipedia:Graphic Lab/Maps. Je pense qu'il faudrait organiser le code de couleur pour certaines catégories répétitives, comme les zones d'habitats d'animaux.
Il y a déja la "norme" des animaux marin en bleu, et les cartes d'oiseaux sont souvent en rose/rouge. Toi qui es biologiste, pourrais tu réfléchir a une couleur "officielle" pour chaque famille animale, tels marin/terrestre/volant//plantes ou poisson/mammiferes/reptiles/oiseaux//plantes, voir aussi arbres/fougeres/fleurs. Je ne connais pas bien les autres systemes de divisions. Se travail d'organisation me semble necessaire, car tot ou tard, il faudra qu'on recolore toute les cartes avec des normes cartographiques wiki claires.

Merci tout de meme pour ta carte Vulpes.svg ^0^y Yug (talk) 18:26, 12 December 2006 (UTC) <PS: je prepare un exposé et je ne répondrais probablement pas tout de suite.>

Ok, je me demandais si tu avais put oublier ce message (cela m'arrive parfois d'oublier un message durant 2 semaine).
Pour le code des couleurs il faudrait que cela soit bien reflechir pour le mois de janvier/fevrier. Peut etre les biologistes ont-ils deja un code de couleur ? Voila.
A+ Yug (talk) 20:07, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Decayed tooth[edit]

I responded on the Graphic Lab's page, but in short I am very impressed at the quality and speed in which you did that. Thanks a ton, and seriously I will avoid pink wax as my background!! ;) - Dozenist talk 23:13, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Image:Receding_glacier.svg[edit]

How do I edit this image? it only needs a small fix, replacing "font-size:27.792" in the CSS with "font-size:27.792px". This fixes the rendering in Opera. While I'm at it, I can also translate the labels in Italian --KJK::Hyperion 08:44, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Eutrophication image[edit]

Hi Lycaon,
Your FPC did not get promoted, however perhaps you'd like to replace the original with the edit? --Fir0002 07:04, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Your images[edit]

Lycaon, you are such a talented photographer! I love your images of scenery, flora/fauna on Dominica and of worldwide wildlife in general. Thank you for being so generous to the Wikipedia community with your images, your time and your efforts. Best wishes, Pia 03:08, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Some time ago I tried to tidy up the pout page, but I wasn't very sure about the fish species. Thanks for sorting it out! Telsa (talk) 09:11, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Zambia[edit]

Hay if you aint got anything to add to the History part at least leave the link there, Gee. Enlil Ninlil 02:06, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Oops, hold your horses, it was late last night. I may have removed a line too much, but you must agree that Please fill me im im missing, doesn't look very serious in an encyclopedia... Lycaon 06:55, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Marrons glacés[edit]

Thanks for the links. Know I know another useful editor for this subject. I have been meaning to get on wikispecies when I know a bit more about taxa. I've made basic start articles for a couple of trees, a frog, and a few improvements to biota articles. The gilgies and marron were part every of SW australian childhood, this is the 'country' I grew up in. Cheers, - Fred 18:20, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Leopard Vandalism?[edit]

how was the link to Mac OS X v10.5 on the leopard page vandalism? The operating system is codenamed leopard, and I, as well as several others, probably were sent to the leopard page by mistake. There are other such links on other pages so I don't see why what I did is considered vandalism.

Vandalism is maybe a wrong word here (it's in the template). The link you provide was superfluous though, as it was already mentioned in the line above it.. And please sign your messages with ~~~~. Thanks. Lycaon 12:30, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Image:Sepiola atlantica.jpg[edit]

Sepiola atlantica.jpg
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Your image, Image:Sepiola atlantica.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! KFP (talk | contribs) 12:21, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Green Iguana in captivity[edit]

How about merging this into Green Iguana artical, rather than a stand alone. ThanksShoessss 12:53, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

I am the major contributor to "Green Iguana in captivity." I have gone to the moved page and done the reference work. If you have an opportunity, I would appreciate your feedback.--Adio11 05:54, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Hello again, just as we all agreed to move the captivity section of Green Iguana to it's own page, someone has again added an unencyclopedic "Diet" section to Green Iguana. I would suggest that you contact that person and remove it, thanks. --Adio11 19:16, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
Hello again, again, hmmmm. Again someone is attacking, not helping edit, [Green Iguana in captivity]. Would you contact that person and let him be aware of the problem, thanks.--Adio11 00:48, 5 August 2007 (UTC)
Lycaon, I need your help again with Green Iguana in captivity. Someone has done a nice job recently in editing Green Iguana. I think they did an upgrade to the article. I know my article had weaknesses, but was hoping someone would add some expertise. I am getting very discouraged, that the article is getting trashed all the time, and no one is editing it constructively. Deleting critical information, without a re-write attempt I feel is not doing justice to the article, would you please re-visit the article, and offer solutions to the detractors, thank you, --Adio11 06:40, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Kirby's Dropwing[edit]

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An image uploaded by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, Image:Trithemis kirbyi.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! MER-C 09:53, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Hi Hans,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:Trithemis kirbyi.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on December 5, 2007. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2007-12-05. howcheng {chat} 23:26, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Graphics Lab Announcement[edit]




Graphics Lab Announcement[edit]

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Attention All Wikigraphists![edit]

As you may or may have not noticed, the Graphics Lab pages have gone under a massive cleanup by User:DTR, User:Rugby471 and various others (sorry if I missed you out). Some of the things that have happened are.


  • All pages in the Graphics Lab have had, where sensible, templates, substituting elements. For example, the main Lab page was a large chunk of around 100 lines of pure code. It was not very easy to edit the main page, so the various sections of it (eg links, welcome) have been separated. Therefore the main page is now only around 20 lines of user friendly text. If you wish to edit the main page, you must look on the main page for the correct template to edit. (Fore example if I wanted to edit the links section, I would go to Wikipedia:Graphic Lab/links and edit the text there). This has been done to all of the pages, in an attempt to make them more user-friendly.

  • As you were notified of early, the Wikigraphist Abilities page has been set up and has been beginning to get populated. If you haven't already setup your own entry, you are advised to go and do so now.

  • Due to a comment from User:DTR. A template for Graphics Lab announcements has been created. It is at Wikipedia:Graphic Lab/announcement. If you ever need to issue a message to Wikigraphists, please use this template in the form

{{Wikipedia:Graphic Lab/announcement|message ~~~~}}

Where message is the announcement you wish to issue.


  • On the Images to Improve Page, an issue was noticed where that when requests were completed, people were adding {{Did}} but forgetting to add <!--werdnabot-archive--&gt so that the request would be archived. Therefore a template has been created (yes another one!) to help with this. When a user creates a new request instead of putting the usual code, they shall put

{{Request Title|title=Lorem Ipsum|done=false}}. Now when a request is completed, all you will have to do is change done to true

done=true

and the template will add the {{did}} template and also <!--werdnabot-archive--> to the title, so it will get archived.

As always, if you experience any issues with the new changes, or are just a bit confused, please don't hesitate to contact me or DTR on our talk pages.



> Rugby471 talk 11:34, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Gastropods[edit]

Dag Hans,

Heb je geen zin om aan te sluiten bij Wikipedia:WikiProject Gastropods ? Wij zouden zeker een marien bioloog van uw status kunnen gebruiken in dit project. Ik heb dit project opgestart in 2004 en toen hiervoor blijken van waardering gekregen van de Malacologische Vereniging van Nederland. Niettegenstaande een wereldwijde oproep in hun ledenblad (en zelfs een email gestuurd naar Prof. Ponder van de Universiteit van Sydney) heb ik toen maar weinig respons gekregen. Ik heb indertijd in 2004 dit project gestart in de Engelstalige wikipedia (de nl.wikipedia was toen zo goed als onbestaande) in de hoop wereldwijde medewerking te verkrijgen. Beetje bij beetje hebben zich een aantal mensen aangemeld voor medewerking. Maar wij hebben nog steeds een ernstig tekort aan medewerkers en zeker aan wetenschappelijke onderzoekers. Ik neem aan dat je beschikt op je instituut over de nodige wetenschappelijke literatuur en tijdschriften. De raadpleging hiervan kan reeds een ernstige vooruitgang betekenen voor dit project, want deze vakliteratuur is nergens te raadplegen in openbare bibliotheken (ik heb zelfs onlangs de hulp moeten inroepen van een medewerker van de universiteit van Wisconsin, om aan fotokopies (400 paginas !) te geraken van de nieuwe taxonomie van Bouchet & Rocroi over de Gastropoda). Elke medewerking die je kan verlenen wordt dus zeker geapprecieerd. Groetjes. JoJan (talk) 15:27, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Re:POTY[edit]

Thank you, Hans.
It is a big honor for me especially counting that there were quite a few pictures including some of yours that IMO were more interesting and had much better quality than my image. It is very important for me to know that you voted for my image.Your opinion is very valuable to me--Mbz1 (talk) 15:46, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Can you join my project?[edit]

I am working on a wikiproject on aquatic inverts. I think it would be perfect for you.

User:Jourdy288/Wikiproject Aquatic Inverts

Jourdy288 (talk) 23:05, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Chizongwe Secondary School[edit]

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Welcome![edit]

Welcome to WikiProject Aquatic Inverts! Alright, if you could do some work on the spiny lobster articles, especially adding information and starting on articles that don't yet exist, that would be excellent. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jourdy288 (talkcontribs) 18:10, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

For your excellent photography...[edit]

Barnstar-camera.png The Photographer's Barnstar
I award you this Barnstar. Jourdy288 (talk) 18:23, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Fish quiz[edit]

Can you come over? We're dying to know what the answer is. bibliomaniac15 04:18, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

wrong name for Galago senegalensis[edit]

I think (but not sure) that the pic of the Galago senegalensis is actually

a pic of a Thick-Tailed Bushbaby(Otolemur crassicaudatus)

www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/328.shtml

thanx and great work —Preceding unsigned comment added by 196.21.205.2 (talk) 12:00, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

You may be right. It's a long time ago, but when I look at pictures, I remember it more like a Thick-Tailed Bushbaby. When I've finished my checks, and I'm still convinced, I'll change the name. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Lycaon (talk) 15:26, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
I'm convinced. I've changed the name and replaced occurrences in all relevant articles. Lycaon (talk) 07:09, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Global login on wikis[edit]

I think that is a unified login recently applied to all wikis including wiki species. --Phlyming (talk) 21:44, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Ostracods[edit]

Hi,

sorry but I cannot upload the ostracod photos from the Hungarian wikipedia, their licence does not allow them. --Istvánka (talk) 07:17, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

WP:ENGVAR[edit]

There are times when changing between US and UK versions of English is acceptable. In any case, you certainly shouldn't be reverting these edits as vandalism. --OnoremDil 17:03, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

The image you oppossed[edit]

Hi, Hans,
I saw you opposed my crater rainbow image, and I'd like to thank you for this. Not because I believe the image is not good enough to get FP status (it is), but because by some strange and unexplained coincidence as soon as my image is getting opposed as FP either on Commons or on English Wikipedia it is getting published. The crater-rainbow image got published in two magazines so far - in Germany and in India on the cover in both cases.Here's one link
I'd like only to add that IMO your votes as well as votes from some other users very successfully prevent the knowledge of something new and different from reaching Wikipedia readers.
Best wishes.--Mbz1 (talk) 04:05, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

One more time about FPC[edit]

Hi Hans,
I even do not know why I am writing to you again , why I'm loosing mine and your time. I know all my arguments will fall on the dead ears, yet I'll try one more time. I do not know how I can stress hard enough that IMO, if sunset like this gets rejected, and sunset like this gets rejected, and sunset like this gets rejected while sunsets like this with negative encyclopedic value gets promoted there's something wrong with FP process in general. IMO it does not work. BTW one more of my images that you opposed, the one of Milky Way, Zodiacal light and a meteor was published the book in the middle. Please notice I do not write you about all my images that were opposed by you and other users, and got published (the list would have been much too long). So I brought up only two examples with my image published on a cover. I'm sorry I wrote you this message. I assume you do not like it. Please, do not worry, I've made my point and will not bother you with this matter ever again.Thanks.--Mbz1 (talk) 18:10, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Request For Rollback[edit]

Hi. I've fulfilled your request. Please see WP:RBK and remember to use the tool only for obvious vandalism, or to revert your own edits when there is no need for a detailed edit summary. Happy Editing. Pedro :  Chat  21:00, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Thank you. Lycaon (talk) 21:01, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Vandalism (?)[edit]

Be careful with the term "vandalism". Looking at this edit I think it should be regarded as a "good faith edit", the user was clearly trying to improve the article. Sources are poor at the moment for this breaking news but I assume better ones will soon appear. Take care. Sillyfolkboy (talk) 14:12, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Ah, I see. A very problematic situation indeed! Like sticking your head into an overgrown rose bush. Sillyfolkboy (talk) 19:24, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Seashells[edit]

Hi Lycaon! How nice to meet you. Thanks so much for letting me know about your images. I will certainly use the images of Arctica islandica, Glycymeris glycymeris and Mactra corallina right away, and I will go on to use many others of your pre-existing images bit by bit, as I start in on more stub articles for marine mollusks. (Recently I have been working with User:Snek01 a lot on land snails.) It looks as if you have been in the Caribbean area as well as Northern Europe. Where were your Caribbean images taken if you don't mind my asking? A wish list, what a great idea, I will start to put one together, thanks so much for suggesting it. Off-hand I can say that one genus of marine mollusk I would like an image for, even just a shell image, is Aporrhais. A. pespelicani would be nice, but I will take whatever I can get. In terms of more difficult species to find, a better picture that the one we currently have of any of the Onchidiidae would be great. Also there are no pics on the web of living Otinidae. Even an image of the shell of Otina, for example Otina ovata, which you have in Belgium, would be great to have on WP. I will do some more thinking and come back to you with a more complete wish list. Many thanks and all good wishes, Invertzoo (talk) 15:35, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Ursa Minor[edit]

Thanks. File:Ursa minor constellation map.png will need deleting and I tagged it as such. Cheers. CambridgeBayWeather Have a gorilla 18:41, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Commons VI[edit]

Hi Hans, do you really believe I have to ask about the image location? I wanted it to be a pleasant surprise. Thank you.--Mbz1 (talk) 17:55, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

In that case, fine by me. Lycaon (talk) 19:12, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Aporrhais pespelecani image[edit]

A very nice image from you of a shell of this species in good condition. Thank you! Invertzoo (talk) 16:23, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

VI[edit]

Hi Hans, I saw your oppose on my VI nomination. IMO it is just a litlle bit too much. Even, if Herby will ever take pictures of the remaining crosses, who could say, which one should be VI. Even from the ones that are available on Commons now is hard to say which one is the most valuable. Each and every one of them is very valuable in its own way. Should we change the scope to "Crazywell cross"? IMO, your oppose reason could be applied to almost every VI. Let's say I am to nominate one of my green flash images. Who could tell me which one is VI, if I myself cannot tell this. Hans, IMO your oppose vote is not valid. IMO, if you like to oppose the image, it maight be better to use a different reason. May I please ask you to respond this message? Thank you for your time.--Mbz1 (talk) 15:18, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Hi Mila. Well, this is a bit of a tough one. Of course the picture is good and valuable, but as Herby mentioned, there are 10 or 12 crosses along that particular trail. That is an ideal opportunity to feature (value) them all in a VI set. As you said yourself, it would be hard to single one out to reward it with the VI label. It is not to big a deal to wait for summer (or spring?) when Herby can finish his collection of crosses. The comparison with the green flashes doesn't cut wood: those are not part of a well defined series or set.
Secondly (but only minor), a VI has to fulfil all six criteria and the assessment has to at least partly address that. My compatriot Foroa's remark was, while quite acceptable for e.g. an FP nomination, IMO off the mark for VIC. Hope this clarifies my motivations. Lycaon (talk) 15:30, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
Hans, thank you so much for responding my message. The thing is that there are 10-12 crosses on the track, but there are 151 crosses in Dartmoor. Every one of them would have a category Dartmoor crosses and the same scope.
Yep you have a point there. I still haven't decided how to proceed yet. Maybe ask Eusebius for a second (third) opinion? Or Herby? Lycaon (talk) 16:25, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
Hans, may I please ask you how long it usually takes to delete the image that was nominated for speedy for copy vio on Commons? Thank you.--Mbz1 (talk) 16:14, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
Depends, could be minutes could be max 7 days. You want a hand? Lycaon (talk) 16:25, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

I guess I cannot ask anybody now because I enforced my break on Commons and cannot do anything on Commons until 02/06/09.--Mbz1 (talk) 16:49, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes, it will be nice, if you could delete the image from the last post on my Commons talk page, and thank you for being so nice to me!--Mbz1 (talk) 16:49, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done [1] Lycaon (talk) 17:39, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
Thank you!--Mbz1 (talk) 18:28, 30 January 2009 (UTC)


Hans, I'm sorry to bother you one more time, but I just thought that maybe because I cannot edit Commons untill 2/6/09 and then it will be too late, maybe you'll be kind enough to post the comment for me on This VI nomination in the response to your own comment? I mean this one:

The thing is that there are 10-12 crosses on the track, but there are 151 crosses in Dartmoor. Every one of them would have a category Dartmoor crosses and the same scope.

and then of course you might post your own response: "Yep you have a point there." and change your oppose to support :=) (I'm kidding), but it will be great, if you would post my comment there. I hope this will be OK because this time I was not blocked, but rather blocked myself :=)

Thank you for your time!--Mbz1 (talk) 06:05, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

May I ask for a favor, please?[edit]

Hi Hans.One more time I enforced my break on Commons,and then I realized I forgot to tell something important about the comet.May I please ask you to copy my text and paste it after vote by Tiago Fioreze in alternative 1? Here's the text:

"This was a very special comet. The comet was visible for few months in a row, but the tail was seen only in very strong scopes and only for few days. This is because during the comet's outburst, its orbit took it to near opposition with respect to Earth, and since comet tails point away from the Sun, Earth observers were looking nearly straight down along the tail of 17/P Holmes, making the comet appear as a bright sphere, which was kind of cool. Maybe this comet did not look as a comet, but it did look as UFO."

Thank you for your time, and if you do not feel comfortobale doing this, please do not.--Mbz1 (talk) 19:06, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Chizongwe Secondary School[edit]

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Rubbish. It is one of the top five secondary schools in Zambia. I know, I taught there for three years. You want to propose deleting all American secondary schools too? Sources were there at the time when I entered them. Are you going to discriminate towards the less than perfect African internet situation? Lycaon (talk) 13:08, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Could you please give me a hand?[edit]

Hi Hans, I'd like to ask for your help please. Two of my FP nominations on Commons were clossed. [Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Refraction of GGB in rain droplets 2.jpg Here's first] and [Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Iceberg with hole edit.jpg second], but FP template was not added to the images, and I did not get promotion notifications on my talk page. In my current status on Commons I would really like to get these notifications :). Thank you for your time.--mbz1 (talk) 14:23, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Windmills D1-D4 (Thornton Bank).jpg[edit]

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Misunderstanding on VPC Caribbean hermit crab?[edit]

I made a reply here. Maybe a misunderstanding? This nom is closing pretty soon and I need your input asap. VP is lacking votes and I don't want my nom to fail for such stupid reason (not you, the lack of votes ;) ZooFari 00:18, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Ouch sorry, saw this too late! Can you resubmit? This was indeed a misunderstanding :-((. My vote should've been a support one. Lycaon (talk) 00:06, 18 May 2009 (UTC)


Why Oh Why?[edit]

Why you break my heart so [2], Lycaon? Just because your picture it's prettier? huh?. I told my mom I had a picture in wikipedia!!!, now what I am suppose to tell her???. :P Wilianz (talk) 10:57, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Accusation of Vandalism[edit]

Were you mistaken or are you a liar? CyrilThePig4 (talk) 19:45, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

I have raised the matter at Wikipedia:Wikiquette alerts Here CyrilThePig4 (talk) 20:18, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
I was not mistaken. Your actions, avoiding consensus, constitute blatant vandalism. I you know better than the biologists around, then I will let you draw your own conclusions. You will comply eventually, be it sadly not through my efforts to keep up the scientific and resourced standards. Shalenipo. Lycaon (talk) 20:56, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Nice to be in touch with you again![edit]

Hello Lycaon, thanks for your message! I am glad to see that you are still active in some parts of the Wiki galaxy. I miss you a lot in the VI project, but not only, and not alone. Regards, --Myrabella (talk) 12:54, 1 March 2010 (UTC)


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POTD notification[edit]

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Méduse anonyme[edit]

Hello Lycaon, May I ask you to help me to identify this jellyfish? The photo isn't very good, but I'd like to know the name of this little ghost :-) With kind regards, --Myrabella (talk) 00:54, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

A message just to tell you, in a discreet way, that I am truly happy that you're coming back, and again so active, especially in the Valued Images project. --Myrabella (talk) 10:49, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Review of closure process 2[edit]

Because you've contributed to FPC either recently or in the past, I'm letting you know about the above poll on the basis of which we may develop proposals to change our procedures and criteria. Regards, Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 09:31, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

Last Edit[edit]

I don't see any relevance in the last paragraph of the Atoll article. Therefore, I don't believe my last edit was unconstructive, but was merely clean-up.

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Pectinaria koreni[edit]

Hi, just letting you know that I have nominated one of your photos for featured picture status. J Milburn (talk) 11:51, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Common clam worm[edit]

And another :) J Milburn (talk) 12:27, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

If you get a chance, pop on over to that nomination, where the color balance is being discussed. Jujutacular talk 20:19, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Pectinaria koreni[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Common clam worm[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Squilla mantis for sale[edit]

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photo[edit]

Hi Lycaon,
I like your photographic work, It has a great encyclopedic value! But I was in a french aquarium (aquarium de Paris) recently and I saw one of your photos. It is this picture Dicentrarchus labrax (Belgium).jpg, I've seen here. Why not, but your image is under creative commons licence and there is not your name at proximity of the picture... This is normal? Best regards--Citron (talk) 15:14, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Re:FP noms[edit]

That's not a problem at all- a photographer of your ability and expertise deserves recognition. Thanks for releasing the pictures! So, when do we see all the pics from your Africa trip? :P Something you may be able to help with- I noticed on your image page on Commons, you have two (or more) common clam worms listed under different names. During the FP nom of your clam worm picture, I created Alitta succinea (as that seems to be the current recognised name) and merged content from common clam worm. I can't say worms are really my area, I don't know if you'd be able to shed some light on the issue? J Milburn (talk) 10:31, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Tibia insulaechorab[edit]

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Valued Picture created by you promoted[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Antidorcas marsupialis 2.jpg[edit]

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Sad[edit]

Oh no! You have left Commons! I suppose you had your reasons, but it is still very sad. We are all going to miss you and your excellent photography. --The High Fin Sperm Whale 18:14, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Helsinki Lutheran Cathedral[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Scaldfish larva[edit]

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Your oppose vote on my nomination[edit]

Hi, lycaon, I'd like to thank you for opposing my image. The thing is that I was very much upset you left Commons. I was so much upset that I was ready to allow you to continue trolling on my nominations. Your oppose vote here on wikipedia made me to realize that I do not have to be upset at all, so I am not anymore. Thanks! I'd also like to suggest the next time you're to oppose my nomination, please come up with a reason that will not be as laughable as this one was. You are a Marin biologist, who hardly ever dipped his feet in an ocean, how could you claim that "topic is not proven", if the scientists, who have worked with great white sharks for many years say it was?! Please do exercise at least some self respect. and please have a nice day.--Mbz1 (talk) 13:38, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Red-headed Finch[edit]

I've nominated another image of yours for featured status. J Milburn (talk) 22:25, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Red-headed Finch[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Balistapus undulatus (Nausicaä).jpg[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

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Thanks for letting me know. The caption looks fine. Lycaon (talk) 08:50, 24 February 2012 (UTC)
Do receive any royalties? Link Ebay --JimmyButler (talk) 19:55, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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User:JoJan[edit]

Hello, my friend. Just wondering if you know him. He is also from Belgium, I think, and also loves animals. :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 03:22, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Not really. I've come across some of his contributions (and photographs) though... Lycaon (talk) 05:17, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
He's a highly competent editor and admin. If you ever need help, he's a wonderful choice. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 05:38, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Overhall of nematode and tardigrade[edit]

Please see: User talk:Philcha#Overhaul of nematode_and tardigrade. Best wishes, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 03:23, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Oops yes. I hadn't realized what was going on there. Was just passing by while researching current articles on nl:wiki (mainly on copepods). Just unfortunate. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Lycaon (talk) 05:16, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
No worries. Just an FYI. Best, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 05:38, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Science lovers wanted![edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Anagallis monelli[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Liocarcinus marmoreus[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Liocarcinus depurator[edit]

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  • Thanks. Looks fine. Lycaon (talk) 23:20, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Liocarcinus navigator[edit]

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Flag of Burma[edit]

Hi, I've tried in vain to correct the anachronistic flag that appeared in the article Privy council for the former Burmese privy council, but there is no flag icon for the flag for that period, being File:Flag of the Alaungpaya Dynasty of Myanmar.svg and I can't edit the template to put another one in! Can you please?GSTQ (talk) 07:03, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, I will be at sea for the coming week with no or little internet access. You might want to ask someone else. Cheers. Lycaon (talk) 09:13, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Tugboat diagram error[edit]

Hi Lycaon. Just wanted to inform you that the diagram of the tugboat has a couple of incorrect captions. The back of the boat (the transom) is labeled the gunwale, which is actually the top side rail of the boat, and the port navigation light is labeled the morse light (see the talk page) --PandaBragger (talk) 16:00, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

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WikiIndaba and Wikipedian in Residence Notice[edit]

Dear Lycaon

As a Wikipedian interested in African subjects and specifically Malawi, I would like you to be aware of the following two opportunities:

1. Wikimedia South Africa and WikiAfrica are organising an WikiIndaba for February 2014 – a continental meeting for Africa-based Wikipedians to get together, discuss challenges and drive the agenda for Wikipedia from Africa. If you support this initiative, then please sign up on this site: http://wikiindaba.net – we also want to hear what you want the Wiki Indaba to achieve. What are your expectations? What does it need to include? Who and what do you want to see happen at WikiIndaba? What is your area of interest? Languages? Data? Please share your ideas and thoughts on the Community Portal

2. WikiAfrica is looking for a Wikipedian in Residence from Malawi. This might be a position that you would consider. Or it could be the perfect opportunity for someone you know from Malawi, please spread the word! For more details, please look at this page: http://www.wikiafrica.net/wikipedian-in-residence-malawi

If you have any questions about either of the above, please contact isla on isla [at] wikiafrica [dot] net : Isla Haddow (talk)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Nototropis falcatus[edit]

Nototropis falcatus.jpg
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Your image, File:Nototropis falcatus.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 05:35, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Hans,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Liocarcinus depurator.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on October 5, 2013. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2013-10-05. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:49, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Pelagia noctiluca[edit]

Pelagia noctiluca (Sardinia).jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Short-snouted seahorse on knotted wrack[edit]

Hippocampus hippocampus (on Ascophyllum nodosum).jpg
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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Hans,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Liocarcinus navigator.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on October 17, 2013. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2013-10-17. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:52, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Hans,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Asterias.svg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on December 15, 2013. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2013-12-15. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:00, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Moon jelly photo[edit]

What was your rationale for reverting my change to the moon jelly gallery? --Dante Alighieri | Talk 02:58, 14 January 2014 (UTC)