User talk:Mr Accountable

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A barnstar for you[edit]

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For the dedicated creation of categories and sorting of articles by subnational entities for frequently-ignored countries! Rigadoun (talk) 05:17, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Zimbabwe barnstar[edit]

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Category:Articles needing translation from Vietnamese Wikipedia[edit]

We need your help to translate from Vietnamese!! Dr. Blofeld White cat 16:33, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

I've been able to piece things together myself and I only know one or two words but I need help!. I've been using google translate. Most often translations are not perfect but I've found that a lot of understandable text can be extracted and added to our sub stubs. Most of these districts have 100-200,000 people living in them and are one liners! Dr. Blofeld White cat 16:55, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

So far I've started a few articles in Category:Communes of Ca Mau Province but at present I am adding infoboxes to the districts and population./area figures and lists of communes.. Dr. Blofeld White cat 17:00, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

I know, thats what I mean I have several hundred districts to get through alone, vast majority are one liners and have some good content on Vietnamese wikipedia. Sometime I will start the 9000 odd communes of Vietnam but I wish there were more people interested in it. I just need help from anybody to try to rid of our one line stubs and at least make these articles into something useful. Thats not to discredit Yellow Monkey for starting them, he did a great job starting them but there articles need people working on them. I suppose at least the direct google links will make it easier for anybody visiting the articles to try to expand them. The problem is the lack of people interested. If you aren't interested don't worry. Regards Dr. Blofeld White cat 17:14, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Didn't quite get that about the cow but yes developing the divisions of each country probably needs the most work on here and this is a huge amount to do. Shame we can't clone ourselves by several million and get these articles up to a decent status huh? Dr. Blofeld White cat 17:30, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Hi, yes if the article is fully translated then the tags can be removed. At present I'm sorting out templates and stub sorting. I've created geo templates for every province and have sub categorised by region of Vietnam in which they upmerge to, so soon enough Vietnam geo stubs will be pretty much empty. Eventually when the communes are started this will make more sense to have seperate provincial geo templates. Thanks for creating the regional capitals cat, one less thing to do. Dr. Blofeld White cat 15:31, 1 March 2009 (UTC) The reason why I have created district templates by region is to not only connected more articles together but I plan on altering all the existing provincial templates with the communes. See Template:Ca Mau Province. This is why I am making the change. Eventually the provincial templates will serve as commune templates and any other notable topics to be included for each province. FOr specific articles on districts my templates will serve the purpose for skirting around second level divisions. You'll have to trust me on that one Dr. Blofeld White cat 15:53, 1 March 2009 (UTC)



Yeah when theres a lot of districts it seems less of a daunting task when we have more comprehensive templates by region to unite all the provinces. That way I think oh I only have 6 or 7 regions to do and not like 60-70 for each province!! Eventually we should have a better coverage and organisation, but especially in regards to filling out all the existing provincial templates with all the communes like Ca Mau it may take months. I should have the infoboxes and translation templates for the districts connected within a week or two though. Dr. Blofeld White cat 16:01, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

I think we should move the page names to the Vietnamese titles and also add the suffix District per convention. He see most of the districts are also communes and villages of that name and when I get around to starting communes we will need to distinguish between them. So for instance Thu Thua should be moved to Thủ Thừa District I think. Could you help move these pages?. Dr. Blofeld White cat 19:26, 1 March 2009 (UTC)


Yes all but the town districts. The city names and towns which are urban districts should remain as they are I think. Let me know which you'll start on. Remember though that we will also need to fix the current links in the province articles and the templates I've done so far to avoid redirects, Dr. Blofeld White cat 19:34, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

The pages must be moved to Vietnamese names etc Tam Dương. This is how these appear on official maps even in English. So it should be Tam Dương District rather than Tam Duong or Tam Duong District, Dr. Blofeld White cat 19:55, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Indeed. We'll need to correct the links on the provincial articles though too. Dr. Blofeld White cat 20:47, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Excellent, glad your enjoying the match too! Dr. Blofeld White cat 21:18, 1 March 2009 (UTC) Great, shame we've encountered some trouble at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Vietnam. Care to offer your thoughts? Dr. Blofeld White cat 18:35, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. I was going through them and adding the new nav boxes at the same time. You'll have to create the other templates and make sure they go in the correct regional stub categories. You can see what I've done so far on the stub proposals page. Dr. Blofeld White cat 19:55, 2 March 2009 (UTC) First of all though its probably best to add all the districts to the remaing four templates in Category:Vietnam district templates. This way when you stub sort you can replace the existing nav box with the regional one at the same time. Dr. Blofeld White cat 19:58, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Hey are you still up for Vietnam? I've created around 30 locator maps to date, and will try to create ones for all the districts. I'm hoping to get a bot to add the referenced data on these places too. Dr. Blofeld White cat 18:35, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Rude silence[edit]

<crossposted, you guess where!> Sorry gents for the impolite silence to your messages on my page. RL, work and family are intruding on my wikitime significantly. When I do get online briefly very late at night, I'm finding account creation, my 2,000 Cambodian article watchlist, the Cambodian Wikiproject, my district expansion/DYK project and a massive backlog of ref errors and orphans, which I swear I will reduce, are eating up every minute I can spend on the wiki (and they are all behind schedule as well). This week the main Cambodia article has also finally been put up for WP:FAR, something I've been predicting and worrying about since 2007. Shit. I'm determined not to let it be de-listed. All this means I am neglecting my wiki correspondence badly. I'm usually logged into irc://freenode/wikipedia-en-accounts when I'm on wiki for account creation purposes (I'm not a big irc fan otherwise). It's not a bad forum for quick chats and a shout of 'Paxse' in the channel will always get my attention. I'm going to try to catch up on some of my partially expanded Banteay Meanchey districts on Sundays, perhaps expect some more interaction then :) Now back to finishing this damn report. Cheers, Paxse (talk) 07:40, 28 February 2009 (UTC)


Discussion on AfD[edit]

Would be great if you could contribute to the discussion on [[1]] since you have already seen the page. Raj Kumar Machhan (talk) 11:07, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

You are welcome![edit]

I had a quick look and also changed Yasothan in to Yasothon. I could't see any other spelling mistakes in the cat:Provinces of Thailand but I could be wrong. I do have a question though: Why don't Bangkok and Chiang Mai have the word "Province" in their category? That would mean that, for instance, Amphoe Omkoi would not be categorised in this system. Takeaway (talk) 16:48, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Vietnam[edit]

I would greatly appreciate if you copy and paste the Vietnamese text of each district into the article talk pages like Talk:Ô Môn. My internet connection currently freezes when I access Vietnamese wiki so I can't access it, if however it is in the tlak pages I can translate as soon as possible and remove the tag. Its just soon enough I will be wanting to start the communes and I will need to copy and paste the names into the existing provincial templates anyway. What would be useful then actually is if you can copy and paste from Vietnamese wikipedia into the article talk pages and then I can use google translate and sort it out. If you could do Template:Districts of Mekong Delta from Chau Phu An Giang onwards this would be great. Dr. Blofeld White cat 15:08, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Thats great, best ot do it a province or two at a time. Albert Herring hopefully can work with you for a few minutes whenever you can to help. Regards Dr. Blofeld White cat 18:02, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Can you list the communes for Châu Thành District, An Giang from Vietnamese? Dr. Blofeld White cat 19:46, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Stock Markets[edit]

Thanks for your message. Feel very free to edit my assessment and to improve the article itself. Cheers!Gallador (talk) 00:28, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your comments. I completely agree about the over emphasis on the West. I'll try to be attentive to importance ratings, and, yes, do feel free to edit any that you find inaccurate. It is wikipedia, a collaborative effort. Thanks again.Gallador (talk) 16:58, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Thank you :)[edit]

Very very good idea indeed. You are single handedly driving poor old NewArtBot into an early grave - keep it up! I'll watchlist them all. I'd like time to turn them all into DYKs as well, but I don't like my chances. I'm more than happy to help out with any admin (or editor) type stuff, just give me a yell. Cheers, Paxse (talk) 14:32, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Category:Kanyakumari District[edit]

I notice that this category you created is unpopulated (empty). In other words, no Wikipedia pages belong to it. If it remains unpopulated for four days, it may be deleted, without discussion, in accordance with Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion#C1. I'm notifying you in case you wish to (re-)populate it by adding [[Category:Kanyakumari District]] to articles/subcategories that belong in it.

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TienPhongBank[edit]

I've undeleted the non-copyvio revisions. Thanks for the heads up. --Ryan Delaney talk 17:22, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

That's what I would have done too, Ryan beat me too it. Glad it worked out alright! Cheers, Paxse (talk) 13:46, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

TPB[edit]

It's an illegal username as well as an SPA account. Let me finish a couple of things off and then I'll take care of it. Cheers, Paxse (talk) 03:59, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Done! [2] Thanks for pointing that one out. Let me know if you see any others. Now that the article is more likely to be stable, how about we move it to a better name, expand it and try to get it on the front page (it could be the first Vietnamese Bank on the Main Page!) Cheers, Paxse (talk) 04:23, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Good to hear from you...[edit]

... I'm just back from our Cambodian New Year break. Managed to make my way up various mountains to the depths of Veal Veng district while we were in Pursat. It's beautiful country up there. The logging has yet to completely denude the landscape and the Cardamom Mountains start about 80 kilometres from the border and roll all the way to Thailand. Very shitty road - took 5 hours (to cover 105 kilometres) to get in from Highway 5 but well worth it to see some of the remaining forest. Thanks for pointing me to these deletion debates - I do appreciate it. At the same time, I find the various XfD processes (particularly AfD) the most stressful and frustrating parts of Wikipedia. About 12 months ago I decided to stop browsing AfD to make my wiki time more pleasant. Before that I was fairly active, saving some articles, winning some battles and losing others. In a very roundabout way, I'm getting around to giving a piece of advice. Feel free to ignore it or scoff as you like :) I'm sure you will anyway. Please be careful not to let the dishonesties and the lack of good faith at AfD turn you off the project. It is the worst side of Wikipedia, our own little Heart of Darkness at the core of the project. There are some wonderful people of high integrity working at AfD, User:DGG is the most amazing that I know, it looks like Julius Sahara is another. However, it also seems to be the place for many editors to bring out their bigotry, grudges, lemming-esque indifference, indirect personal attacks and various personal crusades - screw that for a game of soldiers. AfD is where the encyclopaedia gets torn down, piece by maddening piece, by process mavens and small people with points to prove. After participating quite actively for quite a long time, I gave it away. I return sometimes to save an obvious keeper through referencing and expansion. But honestly my time is better spent writing and expanding content. I'm not suggesting you should do the same (someone has to keep up the good fight at AfD!) or that you should stop letting me know about juicy deletion debates (I still enjoy an argument from time to time!), just for God's sake don't get burnt out on that damn place. You create invaluable content in many under served areas and the 'pedia is better off (and a nicer place) for having you around. I hope you and yours are very well indeed. Cheers, Paxse (talk) 18:19, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Sounds like you already have a good survival strategy in place - I'll stop worrying :) Cheers, Paxse (talk) 06:27, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Bank of Sudan[edit]

There is already ready an article about the Bank of Sudan. The National Bank of Sudan article is a copy. --Rent A Troop (talk) 02:29, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

  • I have turned National Bank of Sudan into a redirect to Bank of Sudan. The latter article is slightly fuller, and it seems from the website that "Bank of Sudan" is what the organisation calls itself. JohnCD (talk) 09:04, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Deletion discussions[edit]

Please read Wikipedia:Arguments to avoid in deletion discussions. many of your comments fall under this and thus may be disregarded by the closing admin. LibStar (talk) 01:45, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

you will note this discussion Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hungary–Tajikistan relations is totally uncontroversial as every single person except you has said delete. LibStar (talk) 01:11, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

DRV for Category:Knuckleball pitchers[edit]

The close of Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2009 April 17#Category:Knuckleball pitchers, in which you participated, is now under discussion at Wikipedia:Deletion_review/Log/2009 April 28#Category:Knuckleball pitchers. Alansohn (talk) 04:05, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Buddhist Institute, Cambodia[edit]

I'm hoping to get this one of yours expanded to 1500 characters+ in the next few days - to be on the main page as a DYK for Vesak on May 9th - care to help out? Google books has a truckload of nice sources... Hope you are very well. Cheers, Paxse (talk) 17:29, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Aust-SA[edit]

Thanks, yes I'm expanding the article. LibStar (talk) 04:26, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

Deletion of Bilateral relation pages despite ongoing merging effort Ed Fitzgerald t / c 08:40, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

விக்கி ஒரு வீன்[edit]

vikki oru vIn. ithil pozuthai kazikkaathIr. ingkE vElai illaathavar mattumE atmin vElai cheyvar. ithil irukkum katturaikaL anaiththum thavaraanavai.

Dear user[edit]

When you add a category, please remove the "uncategorised" tag. Thanks. --Againme (talk) 21:04, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

A category question[edit]

I noticed you created Category:Lake Turkana many months ago, added Omo River to it, but did not make Category:Omo River its subcategory. Wouldn't it make sense to do the latter (& if so, then not add the category tag to Omo River), since the Omo River is part of the Lake Turkana watershed? -- llywrch (talk) 20:18, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

My point was that Category:Omo River should be a subcategory of Category:Lake Turkana; that doesn't exclude it from being under other categories. If that makes sense to you -- maybe we should make the change. If not -- well, it would help if I knew what should be included in the first category; are places in the watershed excluded? -- llywrch (talk) 20:57, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
Great! Thanks. -- llywrch (talk) 21:04, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

HI![edit]

Hi, how are you? I haven't done much work on southeast Asia of late, although I did xpand a few Burmese town articles and improved a temple in Vientiane a few weeks ago. I got rather frustrated with the lack of sources on the communes. At present I'm working on Ladakh and Nepalese kings they are ALL missing, I'm trying to draw up something comprehensive using google books and a book I have... Incidentally Paxse came back from TIbet on a trip and returned for like a day and then went AWOL again.. Himalayan 21:32, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Julius Nyerere[edit]

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Closure of Sango Wikipedia[edit]

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Articles for deletion nomination of Somali Irrigation[edit]

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Wikipedia:WikiProject Malaysia[edit]

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Talkback[edit]

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AWB help needed[edit]

Hi Mr A. Over at sw:wp, your assistance would be appreciated with a number of dead links to be replaced with the proper ones. Thanks, and kila la kheri! --Baba Tabita (talk) 07:52, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Sembcorp Industries[edit]

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Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Mount Marsabit[edit]

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Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Athi River Town[edit]

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Underpopulated categories for Kenyan cities[edit]

I have nominated for merging a few underpopulated eponymous categories, which you created, for cities and towns in Kenya:

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Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Kahayan River[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Crown-Berger Kenya[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Techno Brain[edit]

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Category:Potaro River[edit]

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Category:Artibonite River[edit]

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Invitation to workshops on editing Wikipedia[edit]

Dear Mr Accountable,

We are a team of researchers at the University of Oxford and AU Sharjah, researching the experiences of editors of content about the Arab world on Wikipedia. We are interested in your experiences of editing Wikipedia and are organising two events that we think you would be an excellent contributor to.

First, we are hosting an online wiki focus group about contributing to Wikipedia in Arabic and to articles about the Middle East and North Africa. We are interested in what barriers you perceive to exist in Wikipedia, how articles can be made better and generally what can be done to expand and improve Arabic Wikipedia and Wikipedia articles about the Arab world. This discussion will take place on a MediaWiki hosted at our institution and be available in English and Arabic. We will allow users to create their own discussion pages in addition to our discussions.

Second, we are hosting face-to-face workshops in Cairo from 21st-22nd October 2012. If you are interested in this we should be able to pay travel and accommodation costs for up to twenty participants. This workshop will cover similar themes to the online discussion but will allow participants to meet one another and benefit from being together.

We will take care of the organization and planning and all you have to do is show up and be ready to discuss. But if you would like to help shape some of the discussion themes in advance, please let us know. We have booked time in the workshops for Wikipedian-led discussions.

More details can be found by expanding our “Frequently Asked Questions” below.

We would be delighted to welcome you to either (or both) event. Please let us know (wikiproject@oii.ox.ac.uk) if you would like the opportunity to participate and we can send you more details.

Sincerely,

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Meet-up: Editors from Malaysia[edit]

Hello! You might or might not have seen me around here as I've not been active in Wikipedia the past few months. Before leaving for NS, it was my intention to form a Malaysian user group. I'm still very much interested in forming the group. However, before forming the group, I would love to organize a meet-up between editors of the Malaysian editing community to test the waters and hear what you guys might have to say. To my knowledge, there has not been a Wikipedia meet-up in this country before. I don't mind organizing the meet-up but need to know if anyone is interested in joining the meet-up. So... please reply and let me know if you would be interested in joining a meet-up and your ideas/thoughts about a user group. Thank you.

Looking forward to hearing from you, Bejinhantalks 12:31, 15 December 2012 (UTC) (Message delivered by EdwardsBot (talk) 12:31, 15 December 2012 (UTC))

Conflict in the CAR merging[edit]

Hi, I'm trying to clean up the structure of the articles on the conflict in the CAR by merging 2012 Central African Republic rebellion into Central African Republic Bush War. I explained and substantiated the reasoning here: Talk:2012 Central African Republic rebellion#Merge with Central African Republic Bush War and would appreciate the input of WikiProject CAR members.Keitsist (talk) 18:05, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Malaysia Skype chat[edit]

Hello, thank you for participating in WikiProject Malaysia! As per my previous message and the responses made, I'm organizing an informal Skype conference call on February 5th, 20:00 - 21:30 (Malaysian time). I'd love for you to join this chat. If you do not have a Skype but wish to join the chat, let me know and I'll try to work something out. iFurther details can be found at the Meetups page. You can also leave any suggestions or comments on that page. Please RVSP and hope to "meet" you there! Bejinhan talks 14:20, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Category:Organizations based in Bangkok[edit]

Category:Organizations based in Bangkok, 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. Tim! (talk) 11:43, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Category:Busia District, Kenya[edit]

Category:Busia District, Kenya, 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. Armbrust The Homunculus 07:53, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

A cookie for you![edit]

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