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WikiProject Alternative Views[edit]

Hi meco! I just wanted to point you to this thread over at WikiProject Alternative Views, where a user was asking about assessment. Regards, Tim Smith (talk) 05:56, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

I did a bad thing[edit]

I did a "bad" thing and deleted your second and third comments from the Shehrbanot talk page (i.e. everything except the welcome box). I have never deleted comments from a user's talk page before, and I will not do anything if you revert my edit. I just believed that, given the extraordinary relevant facts of the situation, the general tone of your comments was not quite appropriate (but would be perfectly fine in any kind of a normal situation), and our work building an encyclopaedia would carry on more smoothly if those comments simply disappeared. Again, I will not revert a revert, nor blank any further comments, but I think after some reflection you too may find that leaving that talk page as is would be in the best interest of both that user (i.e. emotional state) and the project. Cheers, Heroeswithmetaphors (talk) 04:54, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

I appreciate your notifying me of your action. I'm reading the above after having reverted you and posted a note on your talk page. __meco (talk) 16:11, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Bad Sourcing[edit]

Hi, Thank you for the suggestion for this edit but;

  1. There is no mentioning of 27 times in your source [1]
  2. English source has precedence over than the one in a foreign language. I suggest you read Wikipedia:Verifiability#Non-English_sources

Sarmadhassan (talk) 05:23, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

CFD edit[edit]

This edit of yours removed from the nomination an entire sentence (the one about Category:Capitalism) and in fact removed Category:Right-wing politics from the nomination listing altogether. When things like this are done, consternation results. Good Ol’factory (talk) 04:30, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Yes, that was a mistake. I should have watched my steps a bit more carefully. __meco (talk) 08:40, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
No long-term harm done. I think the mystery of what was happening was stressing Hmains out, though! Good Ol’factory (talk) 08:59, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

No Wyatt here[edit]

wyatt how are you i havent seen you in a while! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.49.207.74 (talk) 14:52, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

I'm not Wyatt. __meco (talk) 17:09, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

User talk:Grue kommune[edit]

Removal of that category is an admin action: as an administrator I am declining to block the user because their username is not a violation of the policy as I explained to you on my talk page. The only circumstances in which a non-admin should revert an admin action, such as this or a declined speedy deletion, for example, is in the case of a clear mistake. If you want to revert admins in other circumstances, please go to WP:RFA. If you still believe the username is a violation of the username policy, you may file at WP:RFC/N but, aside from being improper, re-adding the category will achieve nothing but the user lingering in the category until another admin decides to clean out the category, by which time any concern will more than likely be stale. Thanks, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 23:06, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Well, you haven't responded to my latest post on your talk page, and this username is a blatant violation of the username rules. Please respond to my previous post. __meco (talk) 23:11, 15 January 2011 (UTC)
Because I missed it. My talk page is so busy it has to be archived more often than the admins' noticeboard. Since we're not going to agree amongst ourselves, I respectfully suggest that you take the matter to RFC/N, which is a venue set up to deal with exactly these kinds of disputes, but please don't keep re-adding the category, it only makes my job of cleaning out CAT:UAA more difficult. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 23:20, 15 January 2011 (UTC)
Fine, you missed, However, I just reminded you of it, so could you please respond to it now and address the point I am making there? Sending me off to WP:RFC/N is fine, but it is not fine that I should have to do it because you don't do your job. __meco (talk) 23:30, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Category help[edit]

Hi there, Could you help me with a dispute regarding the inclusion of a category dispute at Brad Evans? It is specifically referring to the inclusion of both Category:University of California, Irvine alumni and Category:UC Irvine Anteaters men's soccer players. I am asking because you participated in a similar discussion regarding Maine islands. Thanks--TM 14:49, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Please add wikilink Environmental management to Planetary boundaries per Talk:Planetary boundaries.[edit]

Please add wikilink Environmental management to Planetary boundaries per Talk:Planetary boundaries. 99.190.83.32 (talk) 06:56, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Talk - Mobile phone radiation and health - Leaky feeders and health[edit]

I've added a brief reply to your request at Talk:Mobile_phone_radiation_and_health#Leaky_feeders_and_health.--papageno (talk) 22:15, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Everybody Draw Mohammed Day[edit]

Hey! I noticed that you have previously reverted an edit at Everybody Draw Mohammed Day to declare it an annual event. I've was having a conversation with a new WP:SPA about why it isn't inherently an annual event. The conversation has degraded into two editors flinging derogatory words at me. The degradation of the conversation has resulted in the two editors pushing to edit war which I won't have a part of. I'm leaving this message here for you and any other editors who have been involved with the subject being an annual event or not as an invitation to either join the conversation or simply edit the page as you see fit. Regardless of your opinion and how it compares to mine, I feel like the situation is degrading and more eyes on the situation will only help work things out. OlYellerTalktome 00:14, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

Well, this is a highly politicized issue, so we must expect a few of Cass Sunstein's cybertrolls to descend on it. __meco (talk) 07:08, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

Hardly constructive?[edit]

Removing blacklisted sites is constructive, especially in the case of BLP's. A blacklisted site can't be used as a RS. Wikipedia requires information be sourced. By removing unreliable sources, it demonstrates a need for an actual RS. You said "Going actively after them to weed them out, especially when obviously a useful and innocuous one as in this case, seems a bit overzealous." I say that ignoring the RS policy and leaving them is lazy and not in keeping with policy. Niteshift36 (talk) 16:59, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Time template[edit]

Hi Meco,

If you're still around, could you take a look at Template talk:Time#Change use? Regards,
— V = IR (Talk • Contribs) 15:35, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Your clarification is needed on Talk:Planetary boundaries.[edit]

Your clarification is needed on Talk:Planetary boundaries. 108.73.113.45 (talk) 22:51, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Studentmållaget i Oslo[edit]

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Categories for discussion nomination of Category:1790s music groups[edit]

Category:1790s music groups, which you created, has been nominated for discussion. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 20:50, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Political Scandals/Controversies Project[edit]

Any chance you'd be willing to help revive this project? Jtodsen (talk) 06:00, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

I would be delighted to make an attempt at that if not for the fact that I'm currently having an extended wikibreak. __meco (talk) 11:02, 24 July 2011 (UTC)
If you know any Wikipedians who might be interested, in that case, we'd appreciate it. My students and I will likely be working on 10-15 articles over the course of the fall semester and would appreciate any help/guidance/pointings in the right direction you might be able to give. Jtodsen (talk) 00:45, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
There's a problem with this type of articles on Wikipedia. Some such articles are politically sensitive in today's climate. That means that factions will want to present them in a biased fashion. Often those factions will fight those who have no vested interests but who simply want to present the facts so as to elucidate the topic of the articles and instill the best understanding of the subject matter possible in the reader. In such cases the former group usually wins, sometimes even driving the latter faction off of Wikipedia altogether through provocations and trumped up prosecutions leaving them banned from editing. __meco (talk) 07:35, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Discussion to rename the subcats of Category:Mayors of places in Norway[edit]

As the creater of these categories, please note that there's a discussion to rename the subcategories of Category:Mayors of places in Norway. The discussion can be found at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2011 July 25#Category:Mayors of places in Norway subcats. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 09:25, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Occult stubs[edit]

Hi, please raise your suggestion for renaming the stub category at WP:SFD rather than CFD. (See Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2011 August 24#Category:Occult stubs. Sorry it's confusing! - Fayenatic (talk) 18:04, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

P.S. Your talk page is very long and takes a long time to load. Please see WP:ARCHIVE and consider archiving it. I would be pleased to do it for you if you ask me to. - Fayenatic (talk) 18:06, 24 August 2011 (UTC)
Hi, I hope you have no objection that I have done this for you. - – Fayenatic (talk) 14:23, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

ISAF soldiers from Norway: No more captives to be turned over to prisons in Afghanistan[edit]

I might need some suggestions about which article this link belongs in,

"(ISAF soldiers from)Norway discontinues transferring captives to the authorities of Afghanistan"

And thank you for your work regarding "the forking of the diplomatic cables". Before the subject was overwhelming, now it is slightly less overwhelming. --85.165.231.200 (talk) 15:09, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Development of the story in Norwegian media on October 29, "Norway is denied access to Norwegian prisoners - Amnesty: - Shows that Norwegian authorities are not in control"/ "Norge blir nektet å besøke norske fanger - Amnesty: - Viser at norske myndigheter mangler kontroll"--85.165.231.200 (talk) 12:27, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
The discussion has been moved to Talk:International Security Assistance Force#ISAF soldiers from Norway: No more captives to be turned over to prisons in Afghanistan. --85.165.231.200 (talk) 12:28, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

Documentary about Norwegian soldiers in Afghanistan, Krigens Pris[edit]

Krigens Pris is a documentary from 2011.

This link from Dagbladet might indicate notability, [2].

Are their better forums for questions about this, than your page or the wikipedia:Norway discussion?

I am willing to contribute text for an article, if someone or some project is willing to have this thread. (To move this thread from Meco's page, would probably not do any harm.).

Are there any references about the film having an English name?--85.166.141.247 (talk) 10:29, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Feel free to use this page as you have. I'm sorry I'm unavailable to assist you in developing this topic. __meco (talk) 16:08, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

A particular law in Norway (domstolsloven )[edit]

Should the following, be a red link?

Does it need a redirect to Norges Lover or to some other article?

(If the first link needs its own article, then appropriate text might include "(In Norway there is a law (domstoloven) that gives authorities the opportunity to deny an ex-convict to access a courtroom as a spectator").

The above text is my translation of text from this link, "Det finnes en hjemmel i domstolsloven som gir anledning til å nekte tidligere straffedømte personer adgang til rettssalen, påpeker han." --62.92.144.15 (talk) 13:22, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:T-bane 1a icon[edit]

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A Norwegian "university" — and a co-founder[edit]

There is a Norwegian foundation that is currently being passed off as a university in one of our articles. The foundation is Stiftelsen kvinneuniversitetet i Norden [3] — and the article is Nordic Women's University.

Since it has never immatriculated any students, I plan to remove it from category:educational institution.

Please keep an eye out for any other irregularities which might occur in the wake of the editing of this article.--85.164.146.94 (talk) 14:05, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Interwiki from Norwegian to English[edit]

It does not seem to link correctly at present.--85.164.146.94 (talk) 14:05, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

One of its co-founders[edit]

I expect to add to the article about a co-founder, that she nominated the following for Nobel's Peace Prize in 2008 — David Ray Griffin and 9/11 Truth Movement, referenced from Sjøli, Hans Petter (2011-12-14). "Skandaletekst". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). p. 3. .--85.164.146.94 (talk) 14:05, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Please note that I'm on an extended wikibreak, so I'm not checking my watchlist regularly. You should instead rely on WikiProject Norway as you've already notified. __meco (talk) 18:29, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
In the ongoing edit war, the following section keeps getting removed, [4]:

Finances[edit]

I have found a reference to 500 000 Norwegian kroner received in 2010. See the cited reference at this version, [5].

(This funding appeared in the news on the 2012-03-09 as a skeleton in the closet. The later 2 million kroner at least had a formal application to support the payment.) --Hamburgerstand (talk) 15:38, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

I'm afraid the way this issue has been presented to me I don't currently see any angle for me to get into it. __meco (talk)
And I'm afraid that the article sucks bigtime, but it is not a problem for me if our article portrays the foundation/"university" as Harvard/Stanford of the Nordic countries. However, when Aftenposten writes that grants from the government constitute about 500 000 U.S. dollars, over 3 years, then that is notable. In addition, I am only aware of about 20 000 U.S dollars from one of Norway's municipalities. The Aftenposten reference puts the article's propaganda into a down-to-earth perspective; a foundation/"university" with income that compares to a sausage stand! --Chain of koools (talk) 22:45, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

I have added information about the entry fee to the foundation's conference in May 2011, http://www.hinesna.no/node/4575. (The conference was open to anyone interested, and the entry fees were Norwegian kroner 250 and 600 depending on the number of meals purchased. In addition entry fees and travel expenses could be refunded, if applications were filed.) --Gerrymanders (talk) 00:10, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

A Norwegian foundation, or Nordic?[edit]

At this version, [6] I have added a reference about the foundation being Norwegian. Therefore it is a Scandinavian, Nordic, European and possibly a global foundation. --Gerrymanders (talk) 00:26, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

Obligatory registration in Norway[edit]

The foundation is registered with the Entity Registry (Norway) with details published at http://w2.brreg.no/enhet/sok/detalj.jsp?orgnr=996815323, where it is registered with a business address in Oslo, and without a website or e-mail address. The registry's website does not mention the foundation being an educational institution.

Registering with the registry is not voluntary, for foundations in Norway. --Gerrymanders (talk) 00:53, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

Name of the "university"[edit]

(From an archived discussion:)

  • "The name of article is wrongfully translated.

(If one translates "Nordic Women's University" to Norwegian, then you have Nordiske kvinners universitet.

Another problem is that the organization's registered name starts with the word stiftelsen — which in English is "foundation"."

  • "Renaming of the article.

There are no independent and notable references to a name in English. So the article ought to be renamed to the referenced name that it is registered with at Entity Registry (Norway)". --Gerrymanders (talk) 23:51, 17 March 2012 (UTC)


Kvinneuniversitetet i Nord is mentioned on a Government web page (but not Stiftelsen kvinneuniversitetet i Norden) — Another webpage indicates that the foundation is not a college/university[edit]

(From an archived discussion:) The webpage linked here [7] explains the Government views (never been challenged in court) regarding points about colleges/universities in Norway. But Stiftelsen kvinneuniversitetet i Norden has never been a college — according to this link [8] from Entity Registry (Norway), where its purposes are defined as

  • Næringskode(r): 94.992 Fond/legater som støtter veldedige og allmennyttige formål
  • Sektorkode: 770 Private konsumentorienterte organisasjoner uten profittformål (ideelle organisasjoner)

No mention of educational purposes, research purposes or even status as a college! --Gerrymanders (talk) 23:51, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

The foundation's name in English has no notable hits on google (except Wikipedia's article about the "university")[edit]

(From an archived discussion:)

I have googled the name of the "university" and the result was one hit [9]. (One wikipedian is trying to use a non-notable (?) website as a reference, ignoring that it is seemingly not an independent source. And probably not notable. In addition the website is not registered as being the foundation's website according to this linked webpage [10] at Entity Registry (Norway).) --Gerrymanders (talk) 23:51, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

CFD you may be interested in[edit]

Hi Meco, I thought you might want to participate in this CFD nomination : Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2011 December 18#Category:Establishments in the Thirteen Colonies by millennium. Tim! (talk) 07:16, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

James' Church in Oslo[edit]

Is the following text OK, regarding James' Church in Oslo?

"James' Church (Norwegian: Jakobs kirke) is a church from 1875. It is protected by Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage..[1] The agency has listed the church as a kulturminne ("location identification" number 84731).[2]"

This [11] links to the wikipedia article in Norwegian.--Riambrid (talk) 12:15, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

Deportation; references about the tent camp for asylum seekers[edit]

One notable Deportations from Norway is mentioned In Aftenposten (December 24 this year, page 38) Ole Paus is quoted saying "And I think about those who are left behind after July 22. In one way or another, they will soon have to privatize their grief. ... He also wishes that we would have continued to build on the feeling of fellowship ( fellesfølelsen) from the summer of 2011. "The only thing missing in the collective hug, are the 100 000 who were the intended target for the attack. The muslims in Norway. Therefore we can, contrary to the United Nations unambiguous recommandation, deport one of the Palestinians that live in a tent camp outside James' Church. Right before Christmas. Especially now that our wealth is so awesome, we should have our hearts when we act. Or else we will belittle ourselves as humans."

Might the above be relevant tomore articles than one?

(This discussion has previously been archived from another thread.

If a "check user" is performed, then that should confirm no wrongdoing on my part, in placing this text on your user page.) 62.92.255.199 (talk) 13:24, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Notable encampment[edit]

Are there links or other references that show notability of Encampment of ayslum seekers at James' Church? (These Palestinian asylum seekers might be a notable part of an Asylum seekers to Norway article.)

I have seen stuff in print in 2011, including that police had set a deadline for the Palestinians to vacate the camp. That deadline has passed.

The authorities in Oslo later made a statement, but I have no quote.

(Some of this discussion has previously been archived from another thread. 62.92.255.199 (talk) 13:24, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Links:
"- We have no place to live"—Palestinian refugees forced to tear down their own camp.; (from yesterday).--Sywoofer (talk) 10:49, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

Deportations from Norway[edit]

Is Deportations from Norway a notable subject for an article?

(This discussion has previously been archived from another thread. 62.92.255.199 (talk) 13:24, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Notable Norwegians[edit]

Are the following Norwegians notable?62.92.255.199 (talk) 13:24, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Astri Suhrke[edit]

This [12] link might indicate notability of Astri Suhrke.

She (and a book of hers) is mentioned in this article on the website of Klassekampen.

Does anyone question her notability?

(This discussion has previously been archived from another thread.) 62.92.255.199 (talk) 13:24, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Child welfare service of Norway[edit]

Does any one have any notable references regarding to the name in English of Barnevernet — the government of Norway's Child Protection Agency?

What is the name in English?

  • Child protection agency of Norway?

[Original post has been edited by 62.92.255.199 (talk) 09:41, 27 December 2011 (UTC)] --85.196.118.210 (talk) 09:46, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

(Most of this discussion has previously been archived from another thread.) --62.92.255.199 (talk) 09:41, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

There is more than one such agency in Norway. BUFA is such an agency, above the municipal level. --Oaziz (talk) 21:10, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Child Welfare Agency of Norway, or CWS is mentioned at website of The Hindu, in an article by their Paris correspondent on March 29, 2012. --Sywoofer (talk) 12:31, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Links[edit]

These links might be of use

Child welfare service pick-ups are on the increase — 12 492 children were moved (by barnevernet) from their biological parents last year. Numbers are expected to increase this year.--62.92.255.199 (talk) 09:41, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Doc Childre[edit]

As per WP:NN

"The common theme in the notability guidelines is that there must be verifiable, objective evidence that the subject has received significant attention from independent sources to support a claim of notability. The absence of citations in an article (as distinct from the non-existence of sources) does not indicate that the subject is not notable. No subject is automatically or inherently notable merely because it exists: The evidence must show the topic has gained significant independent coverage or recognition, and that this was not a mere short-term interest, nor a result of promotional activity or indiscriminate publicity, nor is the topic unsuitable for any other reason. Sources of evidence include recognized peer reviewed publications, credible and authoritative books, reputable media sources, and other reliable sources generally."

Doc Childre has published many books listed:-
A Scientifically Proven Technique
Common Sense Strategies
Helping Teens Find Balance, Security and Esteem
A Parenting Manual: Heart Hope for the Family
Exploration of the Heart
How to Prevent and Close Communication Gaps at Any Age Through Common Law
Achieve Total Security and Maximum Energy, Daily Readings and Self-Discovery Exercises

All of which can easily be check via Amazon
I have removed the WP:NN
kind regards
Benjaminw w (talk) 21:16, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

I think you need to re-read the Wikipedia notability guidelines for people (WP:BIO). I am reinstating the maintenance banner. Please use the article's talk page for further issues regarding this article. __meco (talk) 12:57, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Text moved to Talk:Doc Childre#Notability issue

Hello (in case you are still reading here),

I added some information to that article, including some about the journal which you asked about. Maybe things become clearer now.

I wish to make cleart that I am not related to that man or his activities in any way; I just found his name and the title of one of his books mentioned in some other article on a medical subject, so I tried to find out a bit about the author and ended up at English Wikipedia.

Regards, -- 147.142.186.54 (talk) 16:43, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

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Request for Comment/Uncivil[edit]

Hello Meco. On 3 June 2010 you left a message on a Talk page asking a User to behave in a more civil manner. See your diff.

Unfortunately, that User has not taken adequate notice of your advice, and has continued to taunt others, including newbies, with uncivil comments. For example, see this recent diff.

In recent times there have been more messages on this User's Talk page, and a couple of approaches to Wikiquette Assistance, and finally Wikipedia:Requests for comment/DocKino. In this RfC, you are mentioned by name, and your message from 3 June 2010 is among those cited as evidence of other Users having tried unsuccessfully to influence this User's behaviour. If you agree, you are entitled to endorse this RfC as a User who has tried to solve the problem. Regards. Dolphin (t) 01:46, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Concerning DocKino[edit]

As your name is mentioned on Wikipedia:Requests for comment/DocKino, perhaps you may wish to leave a comment there. Onefortyone (talk) 19:12, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

I will attempt to keep an eye on this process. __meco (talk) 23:34, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

DocKino now goes so far as to remove critical comments by other users from the Elvis talk page. See [15]. Onefortyone (talk) 20:22, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

I see. I'm not sure how to assess that. I'm not too inclined to enter into the that morass again (i.e. Talk: Elvis Presley), so it's hard to tell if the comment which you had added was necessary. I do feel for you though, be assured. It's a pesky pack entrenching themselves in there. __meco (talk) 20:29, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Categories[edit]

Why are you removing the established in Norway by year categories? These categories are related to the geographic location of the introduction, while the locomotives by year categories are related to them being locomotives. These are not mutually exclusive categories; quite the contrary, they are mutually inclusive. Nearly everything contained within the Norway by year categories will naturally fall into another category. A company established in Norway will also fall into both the companies by year and Norway by year, and so on for most topics. Arsenikk (talk) 20:53, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Different entities are introduced compared to those that are established. Products and ideas for instance are introduced, whereas institutions, groups and populated areas are established. I am unaware of any instances where something can be both established (or, if you will, the synonym founded) and introduced with this being semantically and idiomatically correct. The problem in regards to the changes I had to make is that we so far do not have a Category:Introductions by country hierarchy. Being the creator of the Category:Establishments by country hierarchy I can see this as something we should have, but for now we simply don't have it, and I don't think coaxing these items into an inappropriate hierarchy is something we should go for while we wait for that other hierarchy to emerge. __meco (talk) 23:29, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome![edit]

Gaufre biscuit.jpg Appreciate the helpful message - still learning the style on and off! Enjoy these digital stroopwafels on me! Nathanaelbassett (talk) 03:08, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg __meco (talk) 08:52, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

User:Sywoofer thanks for the welcome. --User:Sywoofer 10 April 2012. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sywoofer (talkcontribs) 10:39, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg __meco (talk) 10:43, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

{{Infobox scientist}} and website parameter[edit]

Because your previously commented at Template talk:Infobox scientist#Website attribute.3F, you might be interested in the discussion at Template talk:Infobox scientist#Website parameter--GrapedApe (talk) 12:17, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Carrier Strike Group operations since 2009[edit]

Responding to your query on my talk page, I am principally responsible for the individual Carrier Strike Group articles since I created them initially.

I do plan to created article for Carrier Strike Group Five, Carrier Strike Group Eight, and Carrier Strike Group Twelve, but as you can image, this requires a lot of time, so I have to balance this objective with other personal goals. I hope this clarifies things. Marcd30319 (talk) 17:09, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Norwegian Defence League[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Help me![edit]

They deleted what I wrote on Joris page. THEY ARE ACTING LIKE A GANG! They say: This is your last warning. The next time you vandalize Wikipedia, as you did at Joris, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. Cloudz679 16:13, 7 February 2012

I didn't write anything wrong! Regards! Böri (talk) 16:19, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Charles-Edouard Joris = a well known terrorist[edit]

He tried to kill Abdul Hamid II in 1905. But he couldn't kill him. I wrote his name on Joris page. They deleted what I wrote! They said "Stop Vandalism on Joris page", etc. WHAT VANDALISM? Deleting what I wrote is a vandalism!!! Please help me! (or who can help me about this?) Böri (talk) 16:38, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

I have addressed this issue on your talk page. __meco (talk) 16:40, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
I saw it. Thank you. Böri (talk) 16:42, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
OK. I wrote it again on Joris page : Charles-Edouard Joris, a Belgian terrorist, the leader of Yıldız assassination attempt Böri (talk) 16:47, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
You did, didn't you! That wasn't very smart, was it? __meco (talk) 16:56, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
at least I'm smarter than The Inquisition ;) Böri (talk) 17:49, 7 February 2012 (UTC)


I'll look at the sources in English. But now, I can show you the link of a Turkish newspaper "Hürriyet" (from 2005) :
http://arama.hurriyet.com.tr/arsivnews.aspx?id=323104
Here, you can see: "Suikast teşebbüsünün taşeronu olan Charles-Edouard Joris adındaki Belçikalı bir anarşist yakalandı, muhakeme edilip idama mahkûm oldu." Böri (talk) 09:12, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
Would you do me the courtesy of providing a translation into English when you supply me with Turkish language texts? __meco (talk) 10:17, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
Charles-Edouard Joris, a Belgian anarchist that was used for this assassination attempt was captured. = Suikast teşebbüsünün taşeronu olan Charles-Edouard Joris adındaki Belçikalı bir anarşist yakalandı. Böri (talk) 10:59, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

I didn't write anything wrong on Wikipedia![edit]

I didn't write anything wrong since 2009. (If you have time you can look at what I wrote on Wikipedia...) They are saying "WARNING"! What warning? They are acting like The Inquisition! Böri (talk) 16:57, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Why are they deleting the name of Joris again and again? He tried to kill the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire... So he was an important person. / "They" don't like me because I'm a Turk! THAT'S A KIND OF RACISM! Böri (talk) 17:06, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
I also wrote about Joris on Talk:Yıldız assassination attempt a few days ago... Böri (talk) 18:40, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

They attack me for that reason[edit]

I wrote the list of the Freemason Kings and Presidents. They attack me for that reason!

  • ENGLAND / GREAT BRITAIN: Henry I, Henry II, Richard I, John (= Knights Templar!),Henry III, Henry V, Henry VI, Henry VII, James I, Charles I, O.Cromwell, R.Cromwell, Charles II, William III, George I, George II, George III, George IV, William IV, Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII, George VI, (Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II)
  • SCOTLAND: Robert the Bruce
  • USA: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Jackson, W.Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Pierce, Buchanan, Lincoln, A.Johnson, Garfield, McKinley, Th.Roosevelt, Taft, W.Wilson, Harding, F.D.Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, L.B.Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush (father), Clinton, Bush
  • FRANCE: Louis XVI, Napoleon Bonaparte, Louis XVIII, Louis-Philippe I, Charles X, Napoleon III
  • ITALY: Vittorio Emanuele II, Garibaldi, Mazzini
  • NETHERLANDS: Louis Bonaparte (brother of Napoleon), Willem I, Willem II, (Queen Wilhelmina, Queen Juliana, Queen Beatrix)
  • BELGIUM: Leopold I
  • RUSSIA: Pyotr (Peter) I, Pyotr III, Pavel (Paul) I, Alexander II
  • SPAIN: Joseph Bonaparte (brother of Napoleon), Juan Carlos
  • SERBIA: Peter I
  • ROMANIA: Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Carol II
  • HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE: Friedrich II, Maximilian I, Rudolf II
  • PRUSSIA: Friedrich II, Friedrich Wilhelm II, Friedrich Wilhelm III
  • GERMANY: Willem I, Friedrich I
  • BAVARIA: Maximilian I
  • HANNOVER: Ernst August, V.George
  • GREECE: George I, George II
  • PORTUGAL: Afonso I (= Knight Templar!)
  • JORDAN: Hussein
  • OTTOMAN EMPIRE: Murad V
  • EGYPT: Fuad I
  • CHINA: Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek
  • COLOMBIA: Simon Bolivar
  • SWEDEN: Gustav III, IV, V, VI, Oscar I, II, Karl XIII, XIV, XV, Adolf Frederick
  • DENMARK: Christian VIII, X, Frederick VII
  • NORWAY: Oscar I, Haakon VII
  • POLAND: Stanislas I, II
  • NAPLES: Joachim Murat, Joseph Bonaparte (brother of Napoleon)
  • ARGENTINA: Bernardino Rivadavia
Have you seen the list before? Böri (talk) 14:21, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
I'm not familiar with this list. __meco (talk) 11:14, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

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Railway accidents in Vietnam and Norway[edit]

I have moved the following discussion to wp:Trains:

"Railway accidents in Vietnam exists as an article. Railway accidents in Norway is not an article yet. Does Norwegian wikipedia have such an article? Maybe I can help translate.

Today's news has an article, Several people injured when the new supertrain of NSB derailed. An eyewitness says it looks bad, the train has been shredded. All five people onboard have been hospitalized. Does Norwegian wikipedia have an article about that trainwreck?"--24 moto (talk) 16:13, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

I suggest you ask at WikiProject Norway. I don't find myself called to getting into this now. __meco (talk) 18:35, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Idlib - Syria[edit]

Please look at Talk:Idlib page... They were deleting what I wrote there and they wrote nonsense things! (Of course, last time I deleted what they wrote again!) Regards Böri (talk) 16:03, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

I have reviewed this article and the talk page. In this edit you delete all previous content on the talk page replacing it with "The Syrian opposition took the control of Idlib.". Of course you were reverted. Your edit was completely inappropriate. __meco (talk) 18:19, 19 February 2012 (UTC)
The people of Idlib can't find bread now! ("you delete all previous content on the talk page" : I deleted nonsense things.)Böri (talk) 08:32, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
You cannot delete things because you personally don't like them if the text is referenced and conforms with Wikipedia's guidelines. __meco (talk) 08:37, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
At last, someone removed it! :) It was a nonsense thing. And it was Anti-Arabism! Böri (talk) 11:09, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Weeding out alternative views[edit]

I wouldn't want you to think that I would support that. Any significant alternative view should be expressed (but not the trivial ones, not original research). We can't run away from them and if they're wrong, then sometimes Wikipedia might be the most likely place to read about it. But there's no room for original research here. Dougweller (talk) 21:29, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Henry Stapp[edit]

Hi Meco, sorry to be so slow to reply to your note on my talk page (ages ago, sorry). Just to say that the Kaiser references in the above look fine. Cheers, SlimVirgin TALK|CONTRIBS 22:50, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

René Descartes-Angelic Revelation Story Transcript[edit]

Meco, something you may be interested in. I have updated the talk page on the 'angelic visitation' episode on the René Descartes page since you have contributed to it. Here is an exact transcript of the relevant portion of the 1991 lecture, "Unfolding the Stone". Hope you enjoy it.

McKenna:
I think somewhere in the body of my talk I got a dig in at Cartesian logic or Cartesian rationalism. As you know modern scientific rationalism was founded by René Descartes, French philosopher of the 17th century, but what the historians of science have been at great pains to keep from view is the following story, which is attested to in Descartes' own journal.

When he was a young man of about 22 years old he decided to go soldiering and wenching around Europe, which was something young men of that era did, and he joined a Hapsburg army which was on a mission to lay siege to the city of Prague in Bohemia to suppress what was essentially an alchemical revival, I won't go into the details, but a young prince of the Northern League [Frederick, the Elector Palatine] and his queen who was the daughter of James of England and was named Elizabeth after her grandmother had managed to gain control of the Empire, had been elected in fact, he was called Frederick the Elector Palatine. And this Hapsburg army was sent to destroy this Protestant alchemical reformation, and it did so, it laid siege to the city, killed this young man and his queen fled to the Hague. And, then they retreated across Germany, and on [straining to remember] I believe it was on the 17th of August that year which was 1619, the beginning year of the Thirty Years War, they made camp at Ulm in southern Germany - and, just as an aside, Ulm was later the birthplace of Albert Einstein - but on that night Descartes had a dream, and in the dream a radiant angel appeared to him and said, "The conquest of nature is to be accomplished through nature and measure," and in that moment René Descartes went from being a nobody to being the founder of modern science. Modern science was founded at the direction of an angel, and the angel showed how it was, and to this day modern science has made all of its strides through the application of number - mathematical analysis and measure. That is the secret of the scientific conquest of nature, and it was a secret that was imparted to René Descartes by an angelic entity. So, I would like you leave this evening wondering, 'who do we work for?' [applause]

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Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Hello... Stupid fool commenting other wikipedia pages there is no place for you in wikipedia. Idiot go show your opinion somewhere else jackass. Tönt Akif.peksen (talk) 13:23, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

What is the reliable source for this article?[edit]

Baltazár (son of Balamber it says...) Böri (talk) 09:35, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Currently there is none. __meco (talk) 10:08, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
Maybe it is not important for you, but I see these article as an attack against the History of the Huns! "True Knowledge" (or correct information / true information) is important for an encyclopedia! Böri (talk) 10:18, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
Well, if they are incorrect and promote false propaganda against any group of people, I'm against it. You have the tools of Wikipedia at your disposal, so go ahead and make it right! __meco (talk) 10:25, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
I don't have enough time, but I always look at Wikipedia. (since 2001 / NOT since 2009!) Has anyone told them (the ones that wrote this Baltazar article) "You must show a reliable source for this article." before? / And where is their source? Böri (talk) 10:50, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
Apparently not. That is up to you and the rest of the people who read Wikipedia. Usually people who know what to do will do something when they come across something that isn't right, like you have done. The difference is that most will do it in a constructive manner. That seems to be a major challenge for you. Entering into revert wars and crying fowl without showing to the policies and using the appropriate tools for reacting is likely to make you a nuisance in the perception of other editors and the articles you complain about are likely not to be improved either. If you don't have enough time for doing a task, the task isn't going to get done. That's basically the bottom line. __meco (talk) 11:11, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
I wanted to write the name of a Belgian terrorist, Charles-Edouard Joris on Joris page. But "they" said where is the source? (Everyone knows that Charles-Edouard Joris wanted to kill Abdülhamid II, the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.) / "They" didn't say anything against the writers of Baltazar article!!! Böri (talk) 11:28, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

About the Talk pages[edit]

Someone must read the Talk pages. The writers of the articles must read the Talk pages. (I know, most of them are saying: "I don't care!" / They are acting like that! So why are they writing the articles?) Böri (talk) 10:59, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Norwegian veterans of War in Afghanistan[edit]

In which article does the following link belong?

2012-03-15: No mandated access to psychologists for Norwegian soldiers. Left to their own resources. Veteranforbundet receives reports daily about soldiers with psychiatric problems. Norway's military has not offered a mental health services with psychologists to the 7300 soldiers who have participated in the war in Afghanistan. It would be skummelt to think that what happens with U.S. soldiers, would not be happening to Norwegian soldiers, says one of political party Sp's members of parliament. --101.109.149.140 (talk) 01:34, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks..[edit]

..for letting me know you have nominated Category:Commenting available on articles online which I created for deletion. Ottawahitech (talk) 15:10, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

Please help out at the Paid Editor Help page[edit]

While not a huge backlog yet, we're getting to it on the Paid Editor Help page. The sections that need replies include Colin Digiaro, Guy Bavli, Strayer University, Stevens Institute of Technology, and a general backlog in the Request Edits category. If you could help in any of these sections (primarily the first four), I would be really grateful. This notification is going out to a number of Wikiproject Cooperation members in the hopes that we can clear out all of the noted sections. And feel free to respond to a section and help out even if someone else had already responded there. The more eyes we get on a specific request, the more sure we can be on the neutrality of implementing it. Thanks! SilverserenC 03:27, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

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2011 Norway attacks[edit]

Why on Earth did you revert my edits (as Huuuuuuuuh) to the article? Could you please tell me what was wrong with them? I replaced the ref to the manifesto from a personal blog with refs to the washington post and internet archive. If you think we only need one, you just have to remove one. Other things I did was add titles to references with only an url and some copyediting. Huuuuuuuuh2 (talk) 11:09, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

PS. Perhaps you think I changed more than I did. I removed some blank lines which made it look lika much of the article was changed, but it was not. I just thought there was absolutely no reason at all to hav a blank line after half of the section titles, and not for the other half. So I just changed that together with some other changes. If you revert my perfectly fine edits (at least to me) which fixed lots of problems, you should at least tell us why! Huuuuuuuuh2 (talk) 11:16, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

PS 2. I posted a notice on the articles talk page. Huuuuuuuuh2 (talk) 11:22, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

I reverted your edits because it was completely opaque as to what you had actually done. I'll give you a tip about removing line breaks. Do that in separate edits. I try and always do that. Reading edit diffs becomes extremely difficult if paragraphs have been split or joined from the adding or removal of line breaks. __meco (talk) 12:26, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the answer, I'll remember that for future edits. And sorry if I sounded rude, it was just a bit annoying to have numerous edits reverted without any explanation. Huuuuuuuuh2 (talk) 12:33, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Ownership of a Norwegian website[edit]

Do you have any idea of who owns the newsinenglish.no website?

Should I ask at wp:Norway? --Sywoofer (talk) 11:46, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

No, I don't know that. __meco (talk) 12:39, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for advice re indentation. It was my mistake. Kim Traynor (talk) 23:51, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

categories by country/year/etc[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at difWikipedia_talk:Category_names#Supranational_.2F_historical_country_categories. KarlB (talk) 17:50, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

In The News/Recurring Items[edit]

I am posting here to ask for editors to look at Wikipedia:In_the_news/Recurring_items and to comment at the talk page to discuss/vote on an amendment to the ITN/R list. I am posting this message on a number of editor's talk pages to encourage debate.

In connection to an ongoing debate on which items can appear on the front page under "In The News", "Recurring Items" are nominated events which require very little debate in the nomination process.

I propose the following amendment to the current ITN/R list. In addition I will put this on the talk page of as many editors as I can find who are contributors to ITN/C

At Wikipedia:In_the_news/Recurring_items, I propose the following amendment to section 3:

  • At line 5, delete "and", and add after "territories" the words "and the world's twenty smallest nations".

Section 3, Line 5 would then read:

  • Disputed states, dependent territories and the world's twenty smallest nations should be discussed at WP:ITN/C and judged on their own merits.


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List of cities beginning with Tell[edit]

There must be an article (or a list) like that!

  • Tell Abu Hureyra
  • Tell Arbid
  • Tell Barri
  • Tell Beydar
  • Tell Brak
  • Tell el Fakhariya
  • Tell Halaf
  • Tell Leilan
  • Tell Mashnaqa
  • Tell Qarqur
  • Tell Tweini
  • Tell-Ashtara, etc. Böri (talk) 12:54, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

A cupcake for you![edit]

Choco-Nut Bake with Meringue Top cropped.jpg Thanks for the advice, but can you send a copy of the article to the CAT:BJAODN? Clarence froggy (talk) 13:19, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
I suppose you mean your somewhat humorous contribution, not the entire article. I don't see it being that funny. __meco (talk) 13:45, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Talk:Anders Behring Breivik[edit]

I blocked the three editors you marked. Thanks. Drmies (talk) 19:10, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Seeing that the individual readily creates new accounts, would it perhaps be a good idea to find out if a common IP is being used and then place an account-creation block on that? __meco (talk) 19:18, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
I'm not a CU, so I can't do that. Wanna file an SPI real quick? Drmies (talk) 19:45, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
My PC is extremely slow tonight and I'm doing some other work, so it cannot happen right now. __meco (talk) 20:02, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

English varieties[edit]

Thank you for your message. As a linguist by profession, I am aware of the MoS policy on this and there is method to the edits. I make such changes for consistency reasons. Articles related to Anders Breivik, and indeed articles of overwhelming European interest, are written in British English. North American articles, on the other hand, should be written in American/Canadian English. Welshleprechaun 20:18, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

That is not what the guideline says. That is your interpretation of what you would like it to say, I would think. __meco (talk) 22:15, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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Hi - I felt like giving a barnstar for once! I have chosen to give you this for your work on Trial of Anders Behring Breivik Eugene-elgato (talk) 22:25, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
That was kind. I appreciate it! :-) (y) __meco (talk) 12:04, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
No problem at all! - it's probably a page that will undergo big changes given 10 weeks of a trial. You are a significant contributor with local knowledge; but of course everyone has been helpful tooEugene-elgato (talk) 12:15, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Glucojasinogen listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Biochemic cell salts[edit]

You may be interested to know that the above article has been proposed for deletion here. I hate kangaroo courts. cheers Paul venter (talk) 12:29, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

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Your note on my talk page[edit]

Thanks for the welcome! From what I understand, the lead is not sourced usually. It is a summary of the information of the article. The edit was to add a summary of sourced information that was in the body of the article, in fact, it's sourced in the next line of the article. To add a source to a lead is maybe necessary for controversial statements, but the fact that we aren't plants and do not photosynthesize energy shouldn't be considered controversial. Ultra Venia (talk) 21:10, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

I may have been in error when I removed that information. Your argument here seems correct. __meco (talk) 08:11, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Hylland-Eriksen[edit]

I think by WP:BRD you ought to revert your last insertion of the contested material to the article (which you have now inserted 3 times) and then we'll take it to the talk page and request outside opinions. ·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 15:24, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

I'm guessing that you are editing this article from the perspective of anthropology and thus within a field of expertise, or at least special interest, of yourself. Eriksen's involvement in the biggest terror trial in Norwegian history, on a number of levels, is much bigger than you seem to realize. Sure, this can be discussed at length on the article's talk page. I don't see, though, the need for keeping any of the text, well-presented as it is, added by myself, out of the article while that happens. __meco (talk) 15:34, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
I will refrain from speculating about your perspective, but I will request you to refrain from edit warring and start discussing. Hylland Eriksen is not part of the trial - the coverage should be at the Breivik article.·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 15:36, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
And it will be. I've not gotten to adding it there yet. __meco (talk) 15:38, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Discussion at Category_talk:Facebook_groups#criteria[edit]

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Oslo Freedom Forum[edit]

Hey, I'm working on a small writeup for the 2012 forum section and was going to see if you wanted to review it and give me some feedback/tips before I put it up. I'll put it up to review when I'm finished if you're interested. Thanks for the help! Wrathofjames (talk) 22:35, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

Dispute resolution on Oslo Freedom Forum[edit]

Hey--just wanted to shoot you a notice about this even though it does not directly involve you I did cite our previous civil discussions on the matter.

Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is "Oslo Freedom Forum". Thank you. --Wrathofjames (talk) 17:34, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by RayKalm (talkcontribs) 20:41, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

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Some falafel for you![edit]

Falafel award.png A pleasure working with you on a grim subject. I feel like we improved that substantially in a short space of time; thanks for your efforts to bring balance to the article. Khazar2 (talk) 17:16, 26 May 2012 (UTC)
Not sure I followed your revert here. [16] Are you arguing that the CNN content shouldn't be in the article? Khazar2 (talk) 08:42, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
You unintentionally overwrote my previous edit, so I had to revert. I've explained on your talk page. __meco (talk) 08:45, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
That reminds me, I was just going to flag you down to show you this, too: Timeline_of_the_2011–2012_Syrian_uprising_(from_May_2012)#25_May_-_.22Friday_of_Rendezvous_in_Damascus.22 It was a POV mess a minute ago. I've started improving it, but another pair of eyes would be welcome since you've got the sources at your fingertips. Khazar2 (talk) 08:47, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

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Houla massacre[edit]

Thanks for adding archived sites to Houla massacre. Have you considered adding "deadurl=no", which make the main link go to the actual article and the archived page after? I think that is more logical to the reader. The User 567 (talk) 09:08, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I'm appraising myself of this parameter as you write to me, so I will be implementing that! __meco (talk) 09:52, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your efforts in archiving and completing references to Houla massacre. Your thoroughness has been impressive. Khazar2 (talk) 20:12, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Are you up for being a mentor? SilverserenC 00:33, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

I try and be available to the people I welcome. Otherwise not. __meco (talk) 06:52, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
K. I'm just trying to find a mentor for Eekiv. Thanks for all your help regardless. SilverserenC 07:59, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Ivory wave[edit]

Hi Meco, in case you haven't noticed I've reverted your addition to Ivory Wave. Personally, I don't think we should be adding a news report about a single case based on what a police officer said, particularly when the source says that they were also drunk and under the influence of cannabis and caffeine. I'm happy to discuss it though if you think it should be included. Cheers SmartSE (talk) 22:22, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

RFc on years[edit]

Hi Meco I noticed you have not made any comment at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Categories#RfC on "Years by country" categories. I know this is a subject you have been interested in, so I just want to make sure you are aware of it! Tim! (talk) 18:20, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Paint company corruption[edit]

I have mentioned corruption related to indictments at Jotun (company) in this version [17].

Is there anything you miss in the article?

I can not remember that pollution at its factories has been an issue in Norwegian newspapers. To your knowledge has there been any controversies in Norway or abroad regarding the company?

I have mentioned in the article that one of the factories abroad was opened by royalty. (This might indicate the standing and reputation of the company in Norway.) --Vistamesa (talk) 14:33, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

I haven't picked up on any such news. I've added the article to my watchlist. __meco (talk) 21:24, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

Jonas Gahr Støre[edit]

Hi Meco, I'm beginning the copy-edit to the above article that you requested at the GOCE requests page, and I've noted your comments there. Please feel free to contact me, revert or correct me if I'm doing something I shouldn't be doing. I'm sorry you've had to wait so long for the copy-edit. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 00:11, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

I am very happy with your effort. I'm evaluating your edits now. I've made some minor additional changes. __meco (talk) 10:12, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
No worries - it's now Done - please fell free to contact me about any outstanding issues regarding the copy-edit. I've standardised spelling to US English, which was the dominant variety there. I hope that's okay. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 01:38, 22 June 2012 (UTC)
And again, I simply wish to express my appreciation over having such an effort bestowed on this article. I was so densely into the details of the recent narrative that it has not been possible for me to do this work, which I'm also not as good at as you. American English is fine since that is my preferred variant and I have written most of the article (WP:ENGVAR). __meco (talk) 06:53, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

Revert[edit]

Why exactly did you revert this particular edit of mine? Mythic Writerlord (talk) 13:08, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

As I have explained in my edit summaries, the fact that a court has ruled the organization illegal is different from the organization having become defunct. __meco (talk) 18:35, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Are All Men Pedophiles?[edit]

Ping. Go to link above. --George Ho (talk) 09:47, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thank you for the welcome. EastArabianWarrior (talk) 15:11, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Bath salts[edit]

Hi Meco, it seems that a discussion is needed on whether to use news articles as sources for the effects of bath salts, so have initiated one at RSN. Regarding your last comment at the AFD, WP:V is not about blindly following what sources say - everything included needs to be verifiable, but not every verifiable should be included. We should use common sense when deciding whether to include a source or not and err on the side of caution if we think that the information could be incorrect. SmartSE (talk) 17:23, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Article about a weapons manufacturerer headquartered in Kongsberg[edit]

I am trying to improve an article about Kongsberg Gruppen. If you see something in this [18] diff, that is marked yellow and is not relevant, than please let me know.

I find that the "noisy subs" mention in the current version, is of less value than earlier version in the diff—and it is not encyclopedic.

The other stuff that probably needs to be re-inserted, I will follow up later. --Vistamesa (talk) 12:10, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

I have re-introduced a timeline (from an earlier version). Kongsberg Gruppen ASA is the current name of the company—it is now cited. --Vistamesa (talk) 12:45, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Agree on the subs issue. I see several problems.
  1. tone is unencyclopedic ("subs") & POV ("scandal"?)
  2. introduced errors (re CNC machines)
  3. narrowing of focus to the U.S. alone
  4. eliminating the reason the change was significant (eliminating or reducing cavitation)
  5. eliminating mention of passive sonar detection (since this wouldn't be an issue for active sonar...)

I find the previous a bit strained, but better (& its problems are fixable without buggering up so much). TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 14:50, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Disruptive edits[edit]

The article has been disruptively edited [19].

I am not too tempted about opening the article's talk page, and this link [20] might hint why. But as a current "sockpuppet investigatee", I will gladly answer any questions on the article's talk page. --Vistamesa (talk) 14:56, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

I'm on top of it. Let's see how the sockpuppet investigation turns out. __meco (talk) 17:52, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

July 2012[edit]

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Archetypal cosmology. Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.

Please be particularly aware, Wikipedia's policy on edit warring states:

  1. Edit warring is disruptive regardless of how many reverts you have made; that is to say, editors are not automatically "entitled" to three reverts.
  2. Do not edit war even if you believe you are right.

If you find yourself in an editing dispute, use the article's talk page to discuss controversial changes; work towards a version that represents consensus among editors. You can post a request for help at an appropriate noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases it may be appropriate to request temporary page protection. If you engage in an edit war, you may be blocked from editing. IRWolfie- (talk) 19:24, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Since this concerns links I placed, let me say I don't know whether the policy is for the links to remain during the process or not. But one thing I find highly amusing, is the way that one editor involved will accuse another editor involved of edit-warring, as if it's ever a one way thing. When the other party involved in the disagreement is the one placing the official-looking warning on the other party's talkpage, it's really quite comedic. If the intention is to give a personal warning of taking the matter more seriously, why not act like a human being and just say so? -- Zac Δ talk! 21:08, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
Actually it is to do with the re-inserting of references which have no explicit link to the topic. Without even reading them apparently. IRWolfie- (talk) 09:10, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Case corrections[edit]

Hi Meco, I saw your note when you changed the status on this case. Which one are you saying doesn't belong? I took your comment concerning this user as pointing out which one needs to be named as the master account because it is older. I was just about to move the case to that name when you made the status change and have been waiting assuming that you might comment within the case. Cheers,
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 12:15, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Oh... I figured my find meant that the older user was erroneously linked to the sockpuppetry. __meco (talk) 13:10, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
Here is the archive for the master. Would you agree this is him? We've got the renaming sorted..if you are satisfied then I will close the case but if you still have concerns, let me know. :)
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 13:17, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
I also now read the comment to my last inquiry by Coren. I'm fine with the way things are at present. I guess that means close. __meco (talk) 13:22, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Pierrakos[edit]

I don't know if you are still watching, but you may wish to comment again here Jimfbleak - talk to me? 11:09, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

About Trollfest[edit]

Hey, I was just wondering why you had put a Norwegian band named Trollfest as a candidate for deletion. I checked the Notability page of Wikipedia, and saw that Trollfest does qualify for a proper band. I see no reason to delete the page, it would make much more sense if it would be modified instead of deleting it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 8tigrams (talkcontribs) 14:03, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Well, it was speedily deleted the last time it was nominated for deletion. It looks to me that the present references aren't sufficient to satisfy our notability requirements. If you or others can supply better references it probably won't be deleted. __meco (talk) 14:07, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the belated welcome[edit]

Hi,

And the chocolate chip cookies. Love 'em.

A question about Wiki's rules and editing. If I read a page that I think contains false statements, is biased and misleading and a huge disservice to Wiki users around the world what is the best way to change it?

Yes I have read the advice about providing references. There are a few major problems with Wiki's philosophy that all you need is a reference and voila, presto, you have an accurate article or something approaching the Truth. First of all, lots of biased, false and misleading statements are published. They are still biased, false and misleading statements. Second, many key questions are questions of philosophy. In other words a reference is not needed and not helpful; it adds nothing to the discussion. The key question is how a person views a given subject. The answer is not found in a reference but in common sense. That's the third problem, that common sense is not evenly distributed. That cannot be helped. But it does subtract a lot from the quality of Wikipedia.

The question next is about "undo". If I go in and make an edit can another person just go in and "undo" it without giving any sort of logical reason? How is that not considered an edit war? What is an edit war? Where is the line between difference of opinion and an edit war? I am sure you can refer me to a wiki page on edit war, and please save yourself the time; I can find it myself. I am asking for your opinion please.

Also, the instruction in red letters at the top of your page here conflicts directly with what you wrote on my user talk page:

(in red at top)

Do not post a response here to a message on your talk page. Keep the discussion in one place. Similarly, if you make an inquiry here, this page is where I will respond.

cf

If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a message on my talk page, consult Wikipedia:Questions, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there.

Peace,

Beasley Reece (talk) 18:22, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

You'll get to understand how these things fit together, and clear up some misunderstandings, as you get into the editing process and get a little mileage both in making edits to articles and participating in talk page discussions, on article talk pages, user talk pages, and on other types of discussion pages around Wikipedia.
You should of course use your common sense when deciding what to try and present in an article, but your edits shouldn't be based on your common sense only, at least not if others might see the issue differently. In such situations you should locate someone who presents your position from a reliable source and cite that reference.
And obviously, even though something is published in a reliable source, e.g. a mainstream newspaper, it might be simply wrong. But you may know that. Others who are less knowledgeable about the issue in question may not see that, and they may believe what the source says. They may even revert you if you try and remove the text and the source from the article based on your superior knowledge. The right way to deal with this situation is to present a reliable reference which contradicts the first source. If your new source is an obvious authority on the subject, the facts of the matter may even become so obvious that the other user won't object even to you removing the first source. But sometimes both conflicting views must remain in the article, even if you personally know one of them to be wrong. That's part of how a consensus-based project, such as Wikipedia works.
With respect to undoing another user's edit, sure that's easy to do. But unless you give some cogent reason for this in the edit summary, chances are high others will revert back to the original text. If you attempt to use this strategy to win your cases you will very soon be slapped with an edit-warring warning, and if you still keep reverting you will be blocked from editing for a period. The competent contributor argues rationally for the changes they want to make, and if they receive stubborn resistance from unreasonable and entrenched users who are adamant that the truth not come out, then they make use of Wikipedia's diverse toolbox of conflict resolution instruments.
I'm not quite sure about your last question, but perhaps we can leave it at this for now? __meco (talk) 18:57, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Dear Meco[edit]

Dear Meco,
First, thank you for your warm welcomes!
Secondly, I am a kind of new user here and I do not know whom to turn to when I want to report something. A user named SudoGhost kept deleting comments' of an other user in the following deletion page here then when I restored the deleted parts, he deleted that again. Not only that, I discovered that he deleted my comments (in which I told him not to delete other's comments) from his talk page. The history of deleted comments you will find on the deletion page's history here and on SudoGhost's talk page. Also, there is some claim about a Ku Klux Klan association of SudoGhost here which I do not really understand and did not have time to deal with it.
Please tell me that the actions of this user are not normal and help me what I can do if my comments or edits are constantly deleted.
I am sorry if I bothered you or contacted you through the wrong channel, but that is all I could do to do what I felt necessary.
Thank you FonsScientiae (talk) 23:05, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

The page in question is Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Brown people (2nd nomination), not the page you have linked to.
  • In this edit a user called TekItRemark deletes one of SudoGhost's posts with the edit summary "needless insults removed". Now, there is some room on our guidelines for removing offensive posts, but to me the comment in question does not fall within that. So I believe SudoGhost is in their right when reverting TekItRemark.
Leaving that episode alone, I will discuss the following:

625273 this edit] SudoGhost deletes a comment by TekItRemark with the edit summary "Asanine sockpuppet". Then you revert with the edit summary "Nobody should remove other users' comments". This is reverted back by SudoGhost with the same edit summary as initially.

  • In this edit SudoGhost appears to delete one comment by Uncle G with apparently no explanation at all.
  • Here SudoGhost removes your post from their user talk page.
My comments after having investigated all relevant revisions to the AfD discussion page and SudoGhost's user talk page are as follows:
  • Your post on SudoGhost's talk page demanding an explanation for their removing of another user's comment from the AfD page was made prior to the edit removing Uncle G's comment, so it must be related to the earlier removal of TekItRemark's comment. If SudoGhost's assertion that TekItRemark is a sockpuppet then reverting any and all of their edits, including in discussions, is allowed. However, this is not applicable in this case as that user has not been investigated for sockpuppetry. The removal of their comment is therefore in violation of talk page guidelines.
  • SudoGhost is however in their full right to remove comments from their own talk page. On this, but in no other places is this allowed. By their edit commentary ("Nah") the user also shows that they have read your post and gives you a response to your demand.
  • The removal of Uncle G's comment from the AfD is completely inappropriate, so that would mean SudoGhost has violated Wikipedia policies on refactoring other users' comments (also WP:TPO) on two separate occasions. You might want to make a second attempt to communicate with SudoGhost on their talk page, raising the issues that I have identified here. In particular, the second removal, related to Uncle G, might have been inadvertent as the edit summary indicates SudoGhost's focus was elsewhere.
  • If you are unable to obtain a satisfactory acknowledgment and explanation from SudoGhost, I recommend you report this matter at WP:ANI (Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents).
__meco (talk) 07:48, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your profound analysis of the situation, I really appreciate it. I decided that I will not make a complaint against SudoGhost now, as the matter cooled down, SudoGhost has stopped deleting or commenting on that page, and it will not affect the final results of the consensus. In case he restarted deleting comments inappropriately I will report the matter to Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents as you suggested.
So can I delete comments from my talk page? I thought "nah" means no. FonsScientiae (talk) 15:20, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
You can delete comments from your own talk page for whatever reason. The other user's "nah" (which of course means "no") was not in relation to that. __meco (talk) 15:40, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
You said that "By their edit commentary ("Nah") the user also shows that they have read your post and gives you a response to your demand." By saying no while he deleted my comment he meant that he acknowledged what I wrote? This is the only thing that was unclear to me from your comment. FonsScientiae (talk) 18:06, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
I wrote that the user by that acknowledged having read your post. That is implicit since the user gives an answer to you demand. __meco (talk) 06:51, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Thank you for your explanation!
On another topic.. there is an article about American stereotypes and some of the sources which I added are from blogs, forums, and Youtube videos. As one editor noted these are considered unreliable sources. My counter-reasoning was that the stereotypes are not true and that they are beliefs of people and that these sources show these beliefs of the society (see Talk:Stereotypes of Americans). What do you think of that? If you judge those sources unreliable, I will remove them and will try to find more reliable sources. FonsScientiae (talk) 13:37, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

The other user is correct. Blogs and forums can (and will) generally be cursorily culled from articles. Your rationale is understandable, particularly considering the characteristics of the subject. The only way such "grassroots" voices could be brought into the article would be to cite a reliable source discussing them. As for YouTube and similar content providers the consideration is a different one. Here the issue is that anything that would seem reliable usually are copyright violations. If you cite a video published from the channel of the copyright owner then you can readily use that as a reference, again provided it is reliable. __meco (talk) 14:18, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
Dark skin, light skin[edit]

Dear Meco,
When I fist came to Wikipedia my main purpose was to edit articles related to skin color. First, I started editing the Black people article as there was no separate article for dark skin. After an edit war and discussion I was told that that article was about "black race" which is independent of skin color and my edits based on the belief of black as a reference for skin colour, are wrong. I never thought about 'black' or 'white' as terms for "race", as concepts of race in the part of Europe where I live are seldom used and almost never in confusion with skin color.
Anyway, I deleted all my previous edits and started to create pages for "dark skin"/"black (skin color)", and "light skin"/"white (skin color)" (if you can see deleted pages please take a look at them). I found it strange that there was article for olive skin but no articles for black and white (by which most people colloquially refer to dark and light skin). Reliable sources support that the terms 'black' and 'white' are used for people who have dark-coloured skin and light-coloured skin and that they are encyclopedic topics. (Black: 1: "any human group having dark-coloured skin" , 2: "various population groups having dark pigmentation of the skin" , 3: "any of various dark-skinned peoples"; [4]: "having skin of a dark color"; White: 5: "having light-coloured skin", 6: "marked by slight pigmentation of the skin"7: "having little skin pigmentation")
The User:Soupforone, the main advocate of racial view has wrote to other users' talk page (e.g. User_talk:Maunus, User_talk:Carwil#white_people.2Fblack_people, User_talk:Anbu121); is that canvassing? The two pages I created were speedily deleted by a user (involved in the race-based article) calling it copyright infringement, as some parts of the articles were from other Wikipedia articles. I didn't know it was such a big problem as I've seen lot of articles on Wikipedia containing identical parts to each other; actually the "black people" article has contained an identical part (evolution of black skin section) copied from the human skin color article for months, before I recently removed it.
I will rewrite those deleted articles so they won't contain copyedits, creating them again. But if my edits again got deleted by people who think that there can't be any article describing skin color, and that 'black' and 'white' as adjectives has a solely purpose to describe human races, I'm seriously consider leaving Wikipedia for good. Wikipedia should rely on sources and not on what the majority of editors from a certain, over-represented region think.
Your views on the matter would be greatly appreciated. Best regards FonsScientiae (talk) 16:26, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia's content is freely licenced, so quoting even large portions of text verbatim from another Wikipedia article cannot be a copyright violation. Other than that I suggest that you avail yourself of some of Wikipedia's conflict resolution tools if you find yourself being overrun by unreasonable editors. And of course, deletions done on spurious grounds can be appealed at WP:DRV. I'm afraid I don't have those powers connected to my account that makes it possible to review deleted material. __meco (talk) 18:37, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your advice, Meco. Kind regards. FonsScientiae (talk) 10:56, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

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Regarding this[edit]

Was this supposed to be renamed after all? I think the discussion was still ongoing and there wasn't a clear consensus. Mar4d (talk) 03:23, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

No, this was a botched closure. __meco (talk) 09:17, 16 July 2012 (UTC)
Hmm, what do you propose for this.... I guess it should be brought to the closing admin's notice so that the move/s can be undone? Mar4d (talk) 16:00, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
Yes, that would seem the appropriate procedure. __meco (talk) 16:02, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
Right, I've left a note on the admin's talk page. Btw, thanks for this... this was long needed. Mar4d (talk) 16:49, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
I appreciate that acknowledgment! __meco (talk) 16:51, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Pictures[edit]

Hello Meco. I need some advise on Wikipedia's policy regarding photos. In an entry I am editing about a person, there is no photo. His organization gave me a photo of which they own the copywrite. Is it possible to use a copywrited material in Wikipedia if the owner of the copywrite gives you permission to do so? Would be grateful for your input.
In fact, I'm not really sure how to upload images to Wikipedia. I know it's supposed to be elementary, but I could not figure it out. Is there a Wiki page that explains it? Thahks, Igal
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Igal01 (talkcontribs) 03:08, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

If it's a dead person we can sometimes use copyrighted images if it is likely that a free image would be hard to find. If the person is still living the image must be free, basically. That means the organization which currently owns the copyright must relinquish it to the extent that they allow anyone to reuse or modify the image. That's the kind of permission the copyright holder needs to give. Simply giving permission for the media to be used on Wikipedia is not sufficient. WP:IMAGE can tell you more about uploading images. __meco (talk) 09:24, 19 July 2012 (UTC)
Tak — Preceding unsigned comment added by Igal01 (talkcontribs) 20:34, 19 July 2012 (UTC)
I am about to upload an image and am asked to provide a license statement from the owner. However, I cannot locate a link where the text of such license statement can be found, nor a link to where these statements should be forwarded. Would be grateful for your help on this.Igal01 (talk) 13:12, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
The image should be uploaded at Commons (commons.wikimedia.org). I think there are upload wizards there which give you a choice of different available licences. __meco (talk) 17:19, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Poster-Are-All-Men-Pedophiles.jpg)[edit]

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98.185.48.50[edit]

Hi. I saw your request at WP:AIV. I'm not sure about the edit you're reporting -- I don't know much about porn star birthplaces; that may just be a good-faith edit even if it's wrong. I did go back and look at the previous set of edits for which that IP was blocked and none of them appeared vandalistic -- in fact, they appeared correct. For this reason, I'm declining to block this IP for now.

Thanks for keeping an eye on things! --A. B. (talkcontribs) 20:38, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

I am quite certain that last edit was an instance of vandalism. I have kept an eye on that particular article for years and it is a frequent target of vandalism. Very little information about this subject exists, and if the information added by the IP user would be correct, that would mean the subject had recently been identified, which in itself would be a minor sensation. I can see that the user's previous block was unwarranted. Therefore I will simply place a stern vandalism warning template on their user page instead. __meco (talk) 20:45, 21 July 2012 (UTC)
Looks like there was more to the story than I realized; see User talk:A. B.#Re 98.185.48.50 and the Ica Stones. --A. B. (talkcontribs) 01:20, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

My block of 98.185.48.50[edit]

You posted to User talk:98.185.48.50 saying this block was a wrong decision. Someone else notified me (and had the situation explained to them by another editor). This was clearly indefinitely blocked User:Rrrr5 socking. I can't comment on the latest vandalism however. Dougweller (talk) 05:17, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

Right. I didn't realize that. I figured the block was over the content dispute between you and the user. I understand the wrong template was used so the reason for the block didn't come through. __meco (talk) 07:10, 22 July 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. I wouldn't have blocked over a content dispute there, and it was lazy of me to use the anon block template. Please though if you ever see a block of mine that you think is unwarranted, let me know, especially if you are reporting it elsewhere such as AIV. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dougweller (talkcontribs) 09:21, 22 July 2012 (UTC)
See also my response to you at User talk:A. B.#That IP sock. __meco (talk) 10:12, 22 July 2012 (UTC)
See my subsequent comments at User talk:A. B.#That IP sock about dealing with this chronic vandal.
Thanks again for your help keeping our articles safe and reliable.
--A. B. (talkcontribs) 14:42, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

ECB exposure[edit]

I responded to a comment of yours here. Cheers. Swliv (talk) 20:18, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

COI+ certification proposal[edit]

I've thought of an idea that might break our current logjam with paid editing. I'd love your sincere feedback and opinion.

Feel free to circulate this to anyone you think should know about it, but please recognize that it hasn't agreed upon by either PR organizations or WikiProjects or the wider community. It's also just a draft, so any/many changes can still be made. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi EdwardsBot (talk) 15:01, 28 July 2012 (UTC)

I do apologize for the inconvenience. If you're interested, I would still greatly appreciate your feedback on the proposal. Best, Ocaasi t | c 15:11, 28 July 2012 (UTC)
I may look into it. __meco (talk) 15:13, 28 July 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion contested: WE (band)[edit]

Hello Meco, and thanks for patrolling new pages! I am just letting you know that I contested the speedy deletion of WE (band), a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: Does not rely on a page that does not exist. You may wish to review the Criteria for Speedy Deletion before tagging further pages. Thank you. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 15:34, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Capitalisation[edit]

Thanks for undoing the Dimmu Borgir edit. I have an edit war with this IP address, see User talk:Blackmetalbaz#Capitalisation; maybe you can help. --217/83 15:32, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Baz replied on my talk page, see User talk:H. 217.83#Capitalisation. --217/83 20:02, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Template:EstcatCountry[edit]

I have corrected your changes to Template:EstcatCountry. The idea was good, but some details were lacking :-) These parserfunctions are tricky to work with, I think I got it all correct now. Fram (talk) 12:41, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

I appreciate that. __meco (talk) 15:24, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Orgastic potency[edit]

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Ogdoad[edit]

Hello. Since 2009, when you added information on the Valentinian Ogdoad to this article, the article has been split between the Ogdoad of Egyptian mythology and the Ogdoad of Gnostic belief. I believe that the two subjects are distinct enough to warrant separate articles, and I've raised the issue at Talk:Ogdoad#Egyptian and Gnostic. A. Parrot (talk) 19:58, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

OK. I haven't seen that, but I agree that separate articles seems like a good idea. __meco (talk) 09:50, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

You may be interested in the Reincarnation research merge proposal, and you are welome to contribute there if you wish. Johnfos (talk) 01:59, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Misandry Merger[edit]

Hi,

I saw that you posted a merger tag at Misandry, but there was no corresponding discussion section posted at the link in the tag. Please correct this. Thanks. Ebikeguy (talk) 15:57, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

I wanted to thank you for your work reformatting the talk page associated with "Malmstrom AFB", specifically the claims regarding UFO interference with the nuclear missiles deployed there. I'm afraid I lost my temper more than once due to my frustration, and was unable to maintain a very professional or profitable assessment of Wikipedia's policies. After your hard work formatting -- and particularly your suggestion that the addition of "some formatting that will break it up visually, without compromising coherence or otherwise integrity" -- I was able to see how any considered contemplation of the issues might well discourage the very people I have been trying to convince. If nothing else, your attempt to relieve that discouragement shows considerable tolerance and sympathy. It also convinced me that a more appropriate response to the claims under examination would be to correct the errors instead of merely deleting them as I first proposed. This was accomplished to my satisfaction, so I no longer have any objections to content. Thank you for that.

James Carlson


— Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.247.70.229 (talk) 22:10, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Double redirect[edit]

Meco, I notice that double redirects were created after your move of September 11, 2012 U.S. diplomatic missions attacks. One issue is that the subject is on the front page now, so for a period users on the front page were being caught by a double redirect WhisperToMe (talk) 13:48, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

You are mistaken. It was the subsequent move by Lihaas which created the double redirect from the front page and other pages. __meco (talk) 13:50, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

You sent me a message to stop adding links the way I do which is that I link obscure topics to the main subject topic for ease of use generally so that user do not have to go to the search entry, please can you restore my edits, my reason is a valid one, I understand if I have overstepped the mark on other edits though not on resourcing to main subject topic, for the betterment of the community please stop restricting topics and instead we should link them to the broader message for the purposes of impartiality. Please send me a message respected individual, don't feel offended. 92.23.204.209 (talk) 13:42, 13 September 2012 (UTC)striving_wellwisher92.23.204.209 (talk) 13:42, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

Category:Establishments by country and decade[edit]

Hi Meco

I closed the 12 August CfD for Category:Establishments by country and decade as "split per nominator", and listed it at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Working/Manual#Other.

Unfortunately, a split cannot be done by the bots, and needs to be performed manually. You were the nominator, so would you be able to do it? --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 12:56, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

Ha ha! I nominated it partly to avoid that manual task. Unfortunately, my working situation has become such that a task like this is not something I can readily undertake. __meco (talk) 07:49, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

Category:Events in California[edit]

Category:Events in California, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Mercurywoodrose (talk) 04:15, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

Not wiki-related stuff[edit]

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A Category is being considered for deletion[edit]

Hi meco

As I have noted that you are an editor who has an intrest in subjects that include Ibiza, music and clubbing ect: I thought you might like to contribute to the discussion going on here,Category:People associated with Ibiza. Your opinion would be appreciated and will help to resolve this discussion and result. Stavros1 (talk) 17:36, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

Category:LGBT musicians by nationality[edit]

Category:LGBT musicians by nationality, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Robofish (talk) 13:41, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

WP Norway in the Signpost[edit]

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Norway for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. –Mabeenot (talk) 18:51, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Bye[edit]

Dear Meco this is to note that with this I've retired from Wikipedia. These concern some final remarks related to working on Wilhelm: [21] [22] [23] [24] Pleasure meeting and working with you. All the best.--Gulpen (talk) 03:29, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

Ah.. you're not the first one... I don't worry about such setbacks. There are grander dynamics at play in the field of the life energy and the spin to suppress its educators' and researchers' work. For other reasons I have less time to give to working on Wikipedia currently though. I would be honored to see you working collaboratively with me on future occasions! All the best! Halvor. __meco (talk) 13:55, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Hitler (retail store) for deletion[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Category:1988 establishments in the British Empire[edit]

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Talkback[edit]

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Hello, Meco. You have new messages at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Organizations.
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You had requested improved descriptions for the Importance scale. Don't know if this meets what you requested or if it still has any relevance for you. Thanks for your request. SBaker43 (talk) 09:28, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Request for contribution to discussion on Free University of New York[edit]

Hello, you have edited Free University of New York. I have made some edits, which have provoked the need for discussion, which is taking place on the talk page. I welcome your contribution.--Theredproject (talk) 16:23, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Discussion note[edit]

Hi Meco, this is just a notice that you've been discussed in a thread on User talk:Jimbo Wales and Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents today. You're under no obligation to respond if you chose not to. My advice would be to contact the Wikipedia:Arbitration committee. Thanks, Mark Arsten (talk) 00:25, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

What a touching helpfulness towards that particular user D= — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.126.174.215 (talk) 18:06, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Please note that I have blocked this account indefinitely. Please contact arbcom-appeals-en@lists.wikimedia.org to appeal or further discuss this block. Kevin (talk) 03:37, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Category:Criticism of feminism[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Section-diffuse[edit]

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Just to let you know[edit]

You have been mentioned at Wikipedia_talk:Missing_Wikipedians#Can_blocked_editors_be_listed_as_missing.3F.XOttawahitech (talk) 13:54, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

Hudson Valley UFO[edit]

I'm not quite srue if you're still around, but if you are... years ago, you made an addition to the Indian Point Energy Center. You added the paranormal tag, citing a UFO siting in 1984 over the Reactor. I'm wondering if you have any more information about this. Thus far, I've found a book and an old recording, but not much else. Thanks in advance, Kude90 (talk) 01:50, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of National Association of Muslim Police[edit]

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Orphaned non-free media (File:Poster-Are-All-Men-Pedophiles.jpg)[edit]

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Category:Homosexuality and Islam[edit]

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Category:Homosexuality and Judaism[edit]

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Nomination of Olav Hammer for deletion[edit]

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  1. ^ http://www.kulturminnesok.no/kulturminnesok/kulturminne/?LOK_ID=84731
  2. ^ http://www.kulturminnesok.no/kulturminnesok/kulturminne/?LOK_ID=84731