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Hello, Mariordo, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! Brusegadi 05:20, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

The Brazil Star[edit]

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You are awarded this barnstar for completely revamping after more than 70 edits the Ethanol fuel in Brazil article. So much information was added that this article that once had just 16 source citations now boasts over 85 source citations. Good Job! ⇨ EconomistBR ⇦ Talk 02:46, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Japan/Costa Rica without army[edit]

I don't read Spanish, but believe your source is incorrect. Here's a link to the constitution of Japan, promulgated in 1946 and enacted in 1947, which abolishes any war-time force. I can't find a source that compares the two directly, and am not that familiar with wikipedia mores to try an edit again. Can I entrust you with this one? I'll check back in in a couple weeks. Cheers. -Matthew —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:23, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

  • Thanks for droping by and clarifying. Indeed I will check the facts and make the correction if supported. My understanding is that Japan has a peace-time army for defensive purposes only, CR none, but sure I will check on that one, only give me some time since I am right now in the middle of something else.--Mariordo (talk) 11:35, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
      • Wiki has this issue well documented, see Japan Self-Defense Forces, List of countries without armed forces, and particularly read Defence policy of Japan for the interpretation of the Japanese constitution you brought as reference. I hope these articles clarify the issue.--Mariordo (talk) 16:51, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
        • Hi, thanks for looking into it. For further clarification, I think there's absolutely an argument to be made that Japan today has an army. More precisely, the Japan Self-Defense Forces page states that in 1950 the government created a National Police Reserve, which could reasonably be called an "armed force." But it also states that after 1945, Japan had zero military capability, and as you know this was constitutionally prescribed in 1946. What I'm pushing for is that even if Japan recreated its army in the 1950s, the statement "Costa Rica was the second country to constitutionally abolish its armed forces" holds true. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:58, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
          • You made a good point, but it is kind of weird because Japan was without army for only for 9 years, CR still does not have one today. A good solution will be simply to state that CR constitutionally abolished its army in 1949, and delete the "first" part. However, I think we should move this discussion to the CR Talk page to give other editors the opportunity to comment and bring more facts. I will do so copying this entire section. Let's continue over there.--Mariordo (talk) 13:19, 11 June 2009 (UTC)


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Congratulations, Mariordo, on bringing Flexible-fuel vehicle up to GA. Well done! Johnfos (talk) 05:17, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for San Francisco congestion pricing[edit]

Updated DYK query On March 4, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article San Francisco congestion pricing, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 08:34, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

North American blizzard of 2010[edit]

Hey Mariordo, just wanted to drop by to say great work taking and uploading pictures for the North American blizzard of 2010, it's greatly appreciated. Kind regards, SpitfireTally-ho! 08:41, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

  • Your welcome.-Mariordo (talk) 15:07, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for Your Work on EV Articles[edit]

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Thank you for your tireless and excellend work improving many articles on electric vehicles! Ebikeguy (talk) 19:45, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
Your welcome.--Mariordo (talk) 01:05, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Electric Bicycle[edit]

Wow! You've put a tremendous amount of work into this article, and you've done a superb job. The only problem is that I now feel horrifically guilty for neglecting my own good intentions to improve the article. Thanks! Ebikeguy (talk) 16:34, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Your welcome! I have googled a lot, and it does not seem to be much RS info available. If you know of any reliable sources please let me know, I will have plenty of time during the following weeks to improve it even further. I am particularly interested in developing a summary for India and Australia, that I believe have also significant fleets of e-bikes.-Mariordo (talk) 16:45, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Good work, great read![edit]

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For your work on electric vehicle warning sounds. It looks great what you did, I couldn't have done as good a job. - Epson291 (talk) 01:44, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
Thank you very much.-Mariordo (talk) 02:16, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

DYK for electric vehicle warning sounds[edit]

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DYK for BMW Mega City Vehicle[edit]

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Renewable Energy Portal[edit]

Hi. Some of us are setting up a new Renewable Energy Portal. Feel free to contribute and discuss the matter at Portal talk:Renewable energy#Merger proposal. Johnfos (talk) 19:39, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Barnstar for you[edit]

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Congratulations, you have contributed a large body of work to WP without sacrificing quality, and now have four excellent GA articles. Thank you for your efforts. You really are the kind of editor WP needs... Johnfos (talk) 22:12, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Capital Bikeshare[edit]

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DYK for Jaguar C-X75[edit]

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DYK for City Car (Concept)[edit]

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DYK for Toyota Prius V[edit]

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Barnstar for you[edit]

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It was an inspiration to see the way you worked through your holidays to bring yet more articles up to GA. Well done! Johnfos (talk) 21:27, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks.--Mariordo (talk) 22:29, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

The Environmental Barnstar[edit]

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For extensive, ongoing work on environmentally-important articles. Thank you! Ebikeguy (talk) 01:09, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Veteran Editor Status[edit]

This editor is a Veteran Editor and is entitled to display this Iron Editor Star.

I just looked at your edit count, and it would appear you are entitled to display the box above, if you want. If not, erase this whole post. Ebikeguy (talk) 22:36, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, I will display it.--Mariordo (talk) 01:54, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

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Thanks for your recent contributions! - (talk) 19:11, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Hybrid Scorecard[edit]

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DYK for Motor vehicle[edit]

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DYK for Autolib'[edit]

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DYK for Milan Area C[edit]

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Wikimedia Costa Rica[edit]

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¡Hola, Mariordo!

Estamos creando el capítulo Wikimedia Costa Rica, ¿te gustaría participar? Wikimedia Costa Rica (WM-CR) es una iniciativa para crear una asociación civil que promueva los proyectos de la Fundación Wikimedia en Costa Rica. Buscamos personas comprometidas con Wikipedia u otros proyectos de la Fundación Wikimedia para que se incorporen. Solo debes firmar en la lista de participantes, ¡y ya serás miembro!

Nuestra misión es facultar y animar a la gente de todo el país a reunir y desarrollar contenido educativo neutral bajo una licencia de contenido libre o en el dominio público, y a difundirlo de manera efectiva.

¿Conoces a otro costarricense o residente de Costa Rica que pueda participar? Extiéndele esta misma invitación. Ah, y recuerda que para firmar debes colocar el código {{Sultool|TU-NOMBRE-DE-USUARIO}}

Si deseas más información, puedes contactarnos:

¡Te esperamos!

Allan J. Aguilar Castillo

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks for the good work at Wheel hub motor!

Ebikeguy (talk) 04:08, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, and sorry I couldn't drop by earlier, my Wiki editing has been limited lately (and will continue to be intermittent in the following weeks), as I am in the middle of moving back to Brazil. See you around.--Mariordo (talk) 04:13, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
Happy moving! I hope you've found something good to do in Brazil! Ebikeguy (talk) 04:15, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

Primera reunión de Wikimedia Costa Rica[edit]

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¡Hola, Mariordo!

En Wikimedia Costa Rica (WM-CR) estamos organizando una reunión qe involucre a los editores de los proyectos Wikimedia que residan en Costa Rica y a los miembros de este capítulo.

El objetivo de la reunión es organizar las pautas del capítulo para que WM-CR sea eventualmente aprobado por la Fundación Wikimedia. Aún no hemos asignado una fecha ni un lugar de reunión, pero tenemos previsto que se realice en abril en San José.

Si estás interesado y dispuesto a asistir, añade tu firma de usuario en la página de discusión del capítulo en Wikimedia Meta-Wiki. Además, si no te has inscrito a WM-CR, añade tu nombre de usuario en la lista de miembros.

Estamos conscientes de que pueden haber limitaciones espaciales o económicas. Si este es el caso, por favor comunícamelo por correo electrónico a <> para asignarte un beca que incluya transporte, alimentación o estadía según sea necesario.

Finalmente, para facilitar las comunicaciones entre los editores costarricense (incluyendo trámites de becas y notificaciones), te pedimos que nos envíes voluntariamente un número telefónico para contactarte y tu dirección de correo electrónico personal a <>. Toda la información que envíes será siempre confidencial y se utilizará exclusivamente para la organización interna de WM-CR.

Gracias por tu tiempo. Esperamos ansiosamente tu respuesta.

— mantis [religiosa] — 19:53, 5 March 2013 (UTC) 4096R/BE3B1B2C 7DE09C02 8FF24CA1 CD1523F7 1CB197FE 7EAEF27C
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Superior Scribe Award[edit]

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Dear Mariordo, You are an outstanding editor, contributing quality text (in various languages) and superb images. You have brought many articles up to FA and GA and created other recognised content. You are always polite and helpful with other editors. Well done... you really are a Superior Scribe... Johnfos (talk) 12:53, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Frederic Hauge[edit]

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DYK for Bay Area Bike Share[edit]

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CS1 Referencing "Staff writer" Author Credit[edit]

You recently removed a "Staff writer" entry from the Cadillac ELR article, and I have reversed that edit. The use of "|author=Staff writer(s); no by-line" is described in the Template:Cite web help documentation and can be used in any CS1 style reference. The "Staff writer" entry is placed in a reference intentionally to indicate to other editors that the source has no credited author, signaling that other editors do not need to spend time accessing the source, trying to improve the reference. When you remove the "Staff writer" entry, you send other editors off on a goose chase looking for an author credit that does not exist and you put the citation into a state where it appears to be incomplete. This "Staff writer" entry, when present, should not be removed. (talk) 18:46, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the clarification, and sorry, I didn't know that was its purpose. Cheers.--Mariordo (talk) 18:48, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

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A Tesla Roadster for you![edit]

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Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia! Gg53000 (talk) 21:56, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks.--Mariordo (talk) 22:04, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for the cleanup on Kia Soul EV. I was not aware when I created the article that it must contain the name of the car manufacturer in the title. I was able to read through the guidelines and now have a better understanding. You cleanup on the article is what led me there. Thanks again. CNMall41 (talk) 13:27, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Response to reverting Electric Car[edit]

Would information from this article be enough proof? Seqqis (talk) 02:30, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

According to wiki policies, extraordinary claims, records (the best of.., the most xxx sold, ...) required several sources. Also, you should introduced that content in the article, and if the content holds , then the category you added will be validated. Currently the article mentions the German Flocken Elektrowagen as an alternative. As a reference, the Wright Brothers are considered by most people the ones who made the first airplane flight, but a minority (Brazilians for example) claims it was Santos-Dumont 14-bis. In these cases NPOV obligues to mention both claims explaining which one is the minority opinion. Try to find more reliable sources, better if not all of them are British.--Mariordo (talk) 02:38, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Hydrogen vehicle again[edit]

This series of edits adds lots of repetitive information and material that is not neutral and undoes the work we have tried to do over time to make the article reasonably well-balanced]. Can you take a look, please and advise? Thanks! -- Ssilvers (talk) 04:26, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi Ssilvers. I will take a look at it during the weekend. Cheers.--Mariordo (talk) 03:17, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

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BMW i article expansion[edit]

I believe the article for BMW i can benefit from expansion. I'm requesting that you please help considering that the i3 is launching in the U.S. and there is plenty of information to add. I'm requesting your help because of the excellent job that you did on several other articles. Thank you.-- (talk) 00:33, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for dropping by. I am aware and there is plenty of material, but now and for the next three weeks I will be quite busy, including a trip overseas, so it is difficult for me to edit such expansion right now. For the time being I have just being adding key info (more like bullets). Why don't you go ahead and start introducing the new content. Other editors will certainly jump in, and once I go back to normal I will do copy-edit and improvements, if any is required. Cheers.--Mariordo (talk) 01:51, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

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Plug-in hybrids article[edit]

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Thx for let me know. I already restored the logo. Someone switched it for another incorrectly uploaded in the Commons and because fair use does not apply in that project it was removed for copyvio. 22:03, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Toyota Mirai[edit]

Just a reminder that the Mirai is being sold far below cost by Toyota. Former European Parliament President Pat Cox estimates that Toyota will initially lose between €50,000 to €100,000 (US$60,000 to US$133,000) on each Mirai sold in 2015. See this and this. I understand that new technologies are often subsidized, but this is pretty significant. The hydrogen vehicles article includes this info, but we should be clear about this when noting this "commercial" launch in the various other articles (if it is even reasonable to call this a commercial launch). I added the info to the fuel cell vehicle article. -- Ssilvers (talk) 22:36, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi Ssilvers. The article already mentions that fact, under the Europe section: Former European Parliament President Pat Cox estimates that Toyota will initially lose between €50,000 to €100,000 (US$60,000 to US$133,000) on each Mirai sold in 2015. (with the corresponding RS). If you think it is more appropriate to mention this fact elsewhere please do move it. I think the Production or Markets and sales sections are good candidates. Cheers.--Mariordo (talk) 00:50, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
I think it is OK for now, but whenever the price of the Mirai is mentioned in other articles, this should be noted. Happy New Year! -- Ssilvers (talk) 01:04, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

February 2015[edit]

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Sorry about that. I know the policy, I thought I was reversing vandalism, I should have checked the edit history first. Cheers.--Mariordo (talk) 12:38, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Electric cars[edit]

Hello. I don't understand why you erased my answer to your message, but I wanted to add also a comment about the official Twiter account of Renault Electric Vehicle. All what you did not "like" in my contribution is relevant actually and your critics are not justified.

  • There is no justified reason to consider that "Twiter" is not reliable. The official Twiter account of Renault Electric Vehicle is as reliable as an information communicated on its company web site...
  • I added some information about Europe, because even if Europe is not a "country", this geographical zone is similar to the USA for example. Thus it was relevant to mention the sales in Europe and the efforts of Renault to promote the electric cars, being leader in the "US of Europe".
  • In absolute, making a difference between the Kangoo ZE and a personal car is artificial and thus irrelevant. The Kango ZE has no reason to be put "outside" the list of cars. Its sizes are the sizes of a car, and are different from these of a van. It has many configurations, and some are similar to the Kangoo personal car, so some Kangoo ZE are surely used as personal cars by some people. Categories of cars are made for marketing purpose mainly. In the context of electric cars, the Kangoo ZE has no reason to be put outside of the "cars" list. The Kangoo ZE is a car, NOT a van, even if it is put in the LCV category. The Renault Trafic or the Renault Master are vans, not the Kangoo. Even a Clio or a Fiesta can be sold as LCV. Yet, there are both cars, not vans.
  • the "Nissan e-NV200 pax van" that is a Renault Trafic van is even put in the "cars" list ! But the Kangoo ZE, that is a car, is put in the "vans" list. Inconsistent...

You can take into account what I explained... Have a nice day. (talk) 12:05, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

I did not erase your comment, I moved it the talk page of the electric car article, where I think this discussion belongs to. I replied to you over there. Cheers. --Mariordo (talk) 14:12, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
PS: Please check the section about Europe here: Plug-in electric vehicle#Sales and main markets, and also the list of top PEVs, the Kangoo is included. Right now I am in the middle of completing the update of the entire section to full 2014 figures, it will take a while to complete though.--Mariordo (talk) 14:54, 21 February 2015 (UTC)