User talk:Mikeblas

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I prefer to keep discussions unfragmented.
  • If I post on your talk page, I will notice any replies posted there.
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  • I will usually post a brief note on your talk page to let you know that I have replied, unless your talk page instructs me otherwise.
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  • Such pointers are useful if you've written to a comment I made many days ago.
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  • My user talk page is archived automatically by Werdnabot, so
  • To see older messages please view my archives.


Hello Mikeblas, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Mike Shinoda[edit]

Dear Mikeblas, I've tried to find a solution. Instead of continuing to write "nu metal and rapcore", I've removed "rapcore" from the intro, also because there isn't under Shinoda's picture. Egr, 5/7/2006


I don't know if this is the proper way to get in touch with mikeblas, but I'll try it.

It appears that mikeblas removed some material that I added to the entry "Radio Receiver". I don't understand what was objectionable about my submission. Can mikeblas or anyone else explain?

Gerry9999 K8EF— Preceding unsigned comment added by Gfoley9999 (talkcontribs)

Recovering deleted Sara Jay material[edit]


Hi Mikeblas, I think you would make a good administrator on the English Wikipedia. Any interest? Quarl (talk) 2007-02-14 05:30Z

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The Stories of Eva Luna[edit]

Hello Mikeblas. With all due respect, I don't understand putting a "notability" tag on this very excellent collection of short stories by one of Latin America's outstanding writers. I didn't want to revert your edit, but think it may be good to reconsider the tag. Xenxax (talk) 08:37, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

The article doesn't establish how its topic is notable. As such, it gets notability tag to notify readers and editors of the problem with the article. As the box says: "Please help to establish notability by adding reliable, secondary sources about the topic." -- Mikeblas (talk) 13:52, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

I'd think a book by an author as notable as Isabel Allende would give it plenty of notability in turn; after all the book isn't a piece of trash written by some obscure hack, but c'est la vie. Wikipedia is a universe of opinion. Maybe when I have the time will try to add some secondary sources. Xenxax (talk) 22:00, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

There's lots of opinion, but we try to stick to guidelines. Notability for books is established by the criteria in Wikipedia:Notability (books). Notability is substantiated by having reliable sources that describe the work. -- Mikeblas (talk) 00:45, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

I appreciate your reply and I've read the guidelines, though I still think this book qualifies for notability under "Wikipedia:Notability (books)" guideline #5: "The book's author is so historically significant that any of his or her written works may be considered notable ... etc." Isabel Allende has also won many major literary awards and is certainly a subject of academic study. An opera has been made from one of the stories and there are plenty of reviews that can be referenced. Anyway, I really have no interest in arguing this and totally understand your point of view - and I do agree with your statements on your talk page about quality over quantity, citing sources, etc. This particular page does need to be expanded - which is why I added a translation template last June - and as I wrote earlier, I may work on it when I have the time; hopefully improving it enough that you remove the notability tag. :-) Thanks! Xenxax (talk) 01:59, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

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