User talk:Mikeblas

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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

Image copyright problem with Image:Feelings.jpg[edit]

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Hi -- not a huge deal, but I was surprised to see your view that a book publishing company, that published books in New York City for 60 years, would not be within either the books or New York City wikiprojects. Was wondering if you might shed light on what I'm missing. Tx. --Epeefleche (talk) 03:53, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Sure. You can review the scope statement at the WikiProject Books page. It explains that the scope of the project is books. The project is not about companies, marketing, business, or the practice of publishing. As such, publishers are not included in the project. -- Mikeblas (talk) 16:05, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
Tx. What about New York City? --Epeefleche (talk) 19:07, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
I'm not sure I understand your question. What is it about New York City? -- Mikeblas (talk) 15:51, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
I guess the answer is the same: we refer to the Wikipedia:WikiProject New York City page to see what the scope of the project is. The team running this project doesn't offers only this guidance: "This WikiProject aims primarily to coordinate, organize and develop all Wikipedia activities concerning the Big Apple." I don't think a store within the city of New York has much to do with the city itself. -- Mikeblas (talk) 04:24, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
I think it does. If it is likely to end up in a NYC category, which it is, then it is among "all" Wikipedia activities concerning the Big Apple. The phrase "all" is as expansive as they could make it. Epeefleche (talk) 01:52, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
But "all", especially if interpreted as expansively as possible, is unrealistic and therefore can't possibly be correct. I'm not sure what you mean by "it is lkely to end up in a NYC category". Are you referring to the article? If so, it's best served by the "corporations" project, as its geographic location is not consequential to the coverage in the article. -- Mikeblas (talk) 03:10, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
Realistically, "all Wikipedia activities concerning the Big Apple" indicates that the intention is to be be broad. Coverage of people, places, and entities in and from the Big Apple would logically then be covered. Your narrow POV is unsupported. And wikiprojects are obviously - to any editor who edits talkpages - not mutually exclusive. There is no issue of "better served", any more than there would be to say that categories of "x" are better served than lists of "x" ... there simply is not mutual exclusivity. Epeefleche (talk) 04:04, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

received ideas[edit]

You're an administrator, Sir; surely you know what you're doing. Was this edit perhaps made with tongue in cheek (rather in the spirit of the subject of the article)? Look up editions of this published in the last 20 years, and you (or anyway I) see them in French, English, Dutch, German, Chinese, Slovenian, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Portuguese and Finnish. Which I venture to suggest is unusual for a work written in the 1870s. -- Hoary (talk) 04:43, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

The article has no references which establish its subject as notable given the criteria we use at Wikipedia, documented at WP:NBOOKS. Being translated to several langauges is not mentioned in the topic, and not among those criteria, anyhow. -- Mikeblas (talk) 14:49, 8 December 2014 (UTC)