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Bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton tracks[edit]

I was looking on the German version of Wikipedia and noticed that there was a listing of the bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton tracks (shown as http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_Rennrodel-_und_Bobbahnen). I am planning on creating a list of tracks for this on the English version, but I have a question for you. Do you want to include the natural tracks that are currently used (though they are mainly in luge) on this list? Please advise on my user talk page. Thanks. Chris (talk) 20:12, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

I created the English version of this article back in January. I also started on each of the tracks, earning nine DYKs so far (10th if Lillehammer get approved.). I will also do the former tracks no longer at the Winter Olympics on the page as well. Right now I am looking at the natural luge tracks as a separate page with a listing which should more than suffice. There is an anonymous IP who is stating that SV Dynamo used Altenberg as training for this, but the link shown is for biathlon and not bobsleigh. You may want to have a look at this. Chris (talk) 21:27, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Oh. I didn't realize your first quastion, sorry. Artificial and natural tracks are totally different, so we decided in german WP to seperate such lists. But there are some tracks who don't have or had a cooling. Actually it is only Saint Moritz. Now the last and only track who must build every year new. But these are not really natural tracks made for Natural Luge or Natural Bobsleed Events in the modern meaning of this word. There are much more Natural tracks world wide. They will be used for an other kind of Luge sport. The former olympic tracks are more like Saint Moritz. A modern Natural Track is build in a very other way. You understand a little bit german I see on yout User page. So you maybe try to read the article de:Naturbahnrodeln. There I write something about the technics. Maybe I found someone who can translate it in english, but my english isn't good enough for writing articles. Our list at the german WP has growing a bit in a longer discussion. Actually I believe we must have all relevant tracks there. The tracks with grey color are tracks with colling, white is without cooling and the tracks in light red are not longer existing. The olympic runs because they never were made fore eternity before the 1970th. Ofcourse there are made much more tracks in the times before the 1970th, but these tracks are for luge and bobtrack, who isn't really to compare with our modern sport. This was between the actual versions of the sports and the in the 1970th new created natural track sports. I hope I understand your questions correct and had answered to all. If not - please ask again. And I hope, I could help. Marcus Cyron (talk) 18:35, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

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Guten Tag, lieber Kollege. Ich habe mir die Freiheit genommen, den englischen Text auf deiner Userpage zu korrigieren und zu aktualisieren. Da es aber sicher schlechte Form ist, anderen auf der Userpage herumzupfuschen, ist meine Version hier zu lesen:

I usually contribute to the German language Wikipedia (see my user page there), but occasionally I work here (I apologise that my English is not the best). On English wikipedia, I mostly work for "interwikification" purposes. I rarely try to write long texts (articles) here, because I'm not sure whether it wouldn't cause more work for someone else rewriting them than it would take me to contribute in the first place. Also, I have more than enough to do on de:WP. There, I'm very active as an admin and author, having started nearly 2,000 articles (including some featured and good ones), mainly on topics to do with archaeology, history or sports. My German edit count stands at nearly 70,000.

Stell sie ein oder lösch sie, ganz nach Bedarf oder Belieben. Gruß aus Athen, athinaios (talk) 18:36, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Oh, danke - ich bin doch nicht doof, klar nehme ich das :). Marcus Cyron (talk) 19:32, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
Das freut mich. Gern geschehen! athinaios (talk) 21:20, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

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RE:FYI[edit]

I did notice regarding the Bundesarchiv on a lot of German sportspeople. I did download the images regarding them to their respective biographies. My only bugaboo was that there were no canoe-kayak people in there like Frank Fischer, Birgit Fischer, Rüdiger Helm, Jörg Schmidt, Olaf Heukrodt, and Anke Nothnagel. When I looked at it about seven weeks ago, I thought this is a gold mine!. Thanks for reminding me though. Chris (talk) 02:43, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Yes, now when you say it, I see it to. But there are some other sports without images. We must take what we get ;). Maybe the next time. It's possible, we getting more from there or other archives. The german chapter now has a man for such things. Marcus Cyron (talk) 13:09, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Pavol Hurajt[edit]

Or, perhaps rather than insulting me (WP:CIVIL), you could help by translating relevant parts of the significantly longer German language article on him so we could have more substantial content. matt91486 (talk) 20:18, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

I thought, here is the US-system of free speach? And no, I don't have the time. I write articles. Articles abaout a sportsperson should represent the whole carrier. And it's really easy because of this site. Since years I write german language articles (so as example more than 700 biathletes until today). I know, that only to write some Informations don't give a usefull article. My articles of "minor" biathletes mostly much bigger than articles of other authors about Olympic Gold medailists. I don't write this because I want to show how great I am, no I write this because the articles have to show respect and should really give the readers Informations. And I don't see, why I should do the work only that you can have an big count of new created articles. It's so frustrating. Maybe the english language Wikipedia is the biggest. But with so much articles who don't should be called articles. A mass-production without any sense for the theme. My opinion ist - do it right or let it be. Write better one good article than 5 of the crap. Marcus Cyron (talk) 20:37, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
Writing substantive articles is certainly a laudable end goal, but there is nothing wrong with creating stubs as progress points along the way. I used what information I have. I don't do anything for a count of created articles. I don't even keep track myself. Even if I did, I'm not sure how that would be any different than your personal tracking of your edit count. Regardless, that doesn't matter. I understand that a longer article would be preferable, but I've created an article with what information I could quickly find when I looked him up during the event yesterday and saw he didn't have any article. I hope that in the future someone with greater knowledge of the subject and/or the Slovak language can contribute further. If you don't agree with that and prefer to write long articles on your own accord, that's fine - but there is no need to be have antagonistically when I have perfectly helpful intentions. Freedom of speech means you can say things, of course, but it doesn't mean you should be rude. matt91486 (talk) 21:01, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Elena Khrustaleva[edit]

Marcus, your criticisms is very much appreciated. If you can find reliable references, you are more than welcomed to expand the article. If you provide me some, I will do it myself.Philipmj24 (talk) 23:11, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Many thanks, Marcus, for your comments about my translations of your "black-figure pottery" and "Pergamon Altar." It was a pleasure to tackle them, as I really admire how neutrally, thoroughly, economically, and well-structured you present such material. If you have any other articles you would like to have translated into English, let me know and I will have a look. With best regards, Remotelysensed (talk) 08:15, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Many thanks, Marcus, for your comments about my translations of your "black-figure pottery" and "Pergamon Altar." It was a pleasure to tackle them, as I really admire how neutrally, thoroughly, and economically, you present such material, not to mention how well-structured it is. If you have any other articles you would like to have translated into English, let me know and I will have a look. With best regards, Remotelysensed (talk) 08:18, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

I take you by the word by time ;). Marcus Cyron (talk) 11:27, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

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Fine, thanks! :) Marcus Cyron (talk) 21:02, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

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August 2012[edit]

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Fascinating. A troll writes his pulp - and the only thing you can write here is this. Oh my... Marcus Cyron (talk) 22:14, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
I think that you made a mistake. It was not Marcus who used German but Filliou. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:32, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
Really? You ever hear the expression, "don't feed the trolls"? He somehow signed your name to this post?-->Oh, danke - ich bin doch nicht doof, klar nehme ich das :). Marcus Cyron (talk) 19:32, 16 December 2007 (UTC)....that sure looks like you playing the trolls game to me. Sorry to bug you. I am done. Gtwfan52 (talk) 00:11, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
Excuse me? You're mentioning here a discussion from 2007, almost five years ago! A hint now is not very useful if Marcus hasn't used German recently. Further, „Oh, danke - ich bin doch nicht doof, klar nehme ich das“ means “Oh, thank you so much—I couldn't be so stupid not to accept that!” while “that” refers to “the improvement of my English on my user page” what athinaios exactly did. Marcus just thanked a helpful person, who improved his English, in the same language this person also has used. So imo, it definitely was a no-brainer to use any other language than English to be thankful because no one else would have been involved in this discussion anyway. Further, Wikipedia:Talk page guidelines recommends other things than your template does (which obviously should be improved …): Use English: No matter to whom you address a comment, or where, it is preferred that you use English on English Wikipedia talk pages. This is so that comments may be comprehensible to the community at large. If the use of another language is unavoidable, try to also provide a translation of the comments. If you are requested to do so and cannot, you should either find a third party to translate or to contact a translator through the Wikipedia:Embassy. As explained, there was no need to use English here and there was and still is no policy that disallows users to use other languages than English as your template demands (which would be ridiculous on such an international project as the English Wikipedia anyway). As you can also see, Marcus even used English in his reverts of this user Filliou, on WP:AIV, and other pages before. Further, he was never requested before to translate this response to athinaios—not even by you. If you had done so, I'm entirely sure that he would have translated these lines for you as I did now. Assuming good faith for all parties involved should imo always be the first solution. Since you obviously misunderstood the situation and the German language accidentally, it's easy to assume good faith for your comment too. So have a nice day! Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:07, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
Sorry - but I can't answer something friendly to this - so I better say nothing. DerHexer told everything what was need to say. Only one thing: better not doing this encyclopedia thing, if you can do such things... Marcus Cyron (talk) 12:04, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Das ist doch was für Sie, Herr Cyron: Da ich wikipedia nicht loswerde und dieser Komödienstadl schon ein wenig "Suchtcharakter" verursacht, meine Kommentare scheint's auch auf en.wiki zu heftigen "Überwachungsaktionen" mit falschen Verdächtigungen führen[1], hab Sockenpuppen nie nötig gehabt und war sowohl als IP als auch als User immer eindeutig als Filliou erkennbar, hab's sogar als IP immer auch kundgetan, wenn notwendig, hier also bitte meinen "Endlösungsantrag" einstellen, damit die Gesinnungswächter mich, meine Seiten und meinen Zugang nun endlich sperren. Jeder, der darf, darf mit Pro abstimmen, Diskussion braucht's keine, geht nur drum die Formalie zu erledigen, zu der ich ja mehrmals eingeladen hatte für die aber die sonst so grossen Klappen nie den Mut aufgebracht haben: Hier also mein eigenes BSV, dass man aus dem BNR widescreen bitte in den offiziellen Metaraum übertragen soll: [2]--Filliou (talk) 16:12, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

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Fixing the wrong spelling in the Jordan image.--Epeefleche (talk) 03:55, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks - but I only pushed some buttons - the original work was done by the person who had request the renaming ;). Marcus Cyron (talk) 16:40, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

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Thank you for correcting the name on the image I uploaded of a Vauxhall 14. Regards Charles01 (talk)

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Thank you for fixing my blunder in uploading File:Vertical Temperature Profile in Permafrost (English Text).jpg, Marcus! I'm sorry for the unnecessary trouble. Sincerely, User:HopsonRoad 14:58, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

No problem. Mistakes happen :). Marcus Cyron (talk) 19:53, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
Yep- While not seeing the need to rename a from German, French, Spanish or Portuguese- I have no real objections. It does seem strange that File:Nacktreiten.JPG (good German) → File:Nude female rider at horse back.jpg) surely you meant on. Then File:20080803 concluses 73.jpg → File:Nude hiking in Gard.jpg) when the convention is to say the Gard. It also looses the fact that this is in -Les Concluses not somewheres on the Gardon rivers, or at the Pont du Gard. I question 'hiking'- when the 38 subjects were just doing a quiet stroll, Naking Hiking does not seem a good translation for Randonnue. Looking at File:Naturista.jpg → File:Nude people at Praia do Abricó.jpg why at, surely they are on the Praia do Abricó in Rio de Janeiro. But no offence caused. -- Clem Rutter (talk) 14:34, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
Mostly I not try to translate names - instead of the times, the original name is not really good - and "Nacktreiten" is terrible ;). But you are right, I sadly make sometimes mistakes. Marcus Cyron (talk) 15:36, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

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