User talk:NSH001

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E-mail is enabled on my account, but before using it to contact me please be aware that:

  • I think that, on principle, all wiki communication should be open for all to see
  • Therefore if you send me an e-mail, you should assume that I will publish it on an appropriate talk page, in order to reply to it there
  • If you think there is a good reason to contact me, in confidence, by e-mail, you should first ask for my agreement not to publish it.
  • I will only agree to this for a very good reason, for example copyrighted material which cannot be freely published.

In any case, I am likely to respond more quickly to a request on my talk page than one by e-mail.

Don't worry if you want to send me an e-mail that has nothing whatsoever to do with Wikipedia; if that is the case, then there is no reason why I should publish it here.

Oliver Kamm[edit]

I appreciate your comments on Oliver Kamm's talk page. Although I have other pressing tasks to attend at the moment, I'll eventually return to the discussion. Also, don't let TJive intimidate you. He's nothing but a bully. Sir Paul 06:24, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

It's ironic, though. I have long regarded Kamm as a pretentious fool who isn't worth a minute of anybody's time trying to read him -- which is why I've been reluctant to get drawn in. Yet I'm still wasting time on him...--NSH001 15:07, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

Books & Bytes New Years Double Issue[edit]

Books & Bytes

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Volume 1 Issue 3, December/January 2013

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Happy New Year, and welcome to a special double issue of Books & Bytes. We've included a retrospective on the changes and progress TWL has seen over the last year, the results of the survey TWL participants completed in December, some of our plans for the future, a second interview with a Wiki Love Libraries coordinator, and more. Here's to 2014 being a year of expansion and innovation for TWL!

The Wikipedia Library completed the first 6 months of its Individual Engagement grant last week. Here's where we are and what we've done:
Increased access to sources: 1500 editors signed up for 3700 free accounts, individually worth over $500,000, with usage increases of 400-600%
Deep networking: Built relationships with Credo, HighBeam, Questia, JSTOR, Cochrane, LexisNexis, EBSCO, New York Times, and OCLC
New pilot projects: Started the Wikipedia Visiting Scholar project to empower university-affiliated Wikipedia researchers
Developed community: Created portal connecting 250 newsletter recipients, 30 library members, 3 volunteer coordinators, and 2 part-time contractors
Tech scoped: Spec'd out a reference tool for linking to full-text sources and established a basis for OAuth integration
Broad outreach: Wrote a feature article for Library Journal's The Digital Shift; presenting at the American Library Association annual meeting
...Read Books & Bytes!

Books & Bytes - Issue 5[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 5, March 2014
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs)

  • New Visiting Scholar positions
  • TWL Branch on Arabic Wikipedia, microgrants program
  • Australian articles get a link to librarians
  • Spotlight: "7 Reasons Librarians Should Edit Wikipedia"

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:54, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Books & Bytes, Issue 6[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 6, April-May 2014
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs)

  • New donations from Oxford University Press and Royal Society (UK)
  • TWL does Vegas: American Library Association Annual plans
  • TWL welcomes a new coordinator, resources for library students and interns
  • New portal on Meta, resources for starting TWL branches, donor call blitzes, Wikipedia Visiting Scholar news, and more

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:59, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Category order[edit]

Hi Neil, thanks for your edits relating to triathlete categories. However, it is general convention in Wikipedia to order categories either alphabetically or by importance, and to keep Category:Living people either near the start, positioned alphabetically, or at the very end. It is therefore not a good idea to always add a category at the end of the list, as you did at John Maclean (wheelchair sportsperson). Graham87 04:15, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Replied on Graham's talk page. --NSH001 (talk) 06:18, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Indeed ... I'm really anal-retentive about that sort of thing, but I know that others aren't, so I try to keep my thoughts about it to the articles I'm directly watching. I just thought that AWB would have been more flexible about category placement, hence my message to you, but it obviously isn't. Graham87 09:43, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Neocon theology[edit]

An excellent summary here:

So let me get this right. We support the Iraq government in the fight against ISIS. We don’t like ISIS, but ISIS is supported by Saudi Arabia who we do like. We don’t like Assad in Syria. We support the fight against him, but ISIS is also fighting against him. We don’t like Iran, but Iran supports the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIS. So some of our friends support our enemies, some enemies are now our friends, and some of our enemies are fighting against our other enemies, who we want to lose, but we don’t want our enemies who are fighting our enemies to win. If the people we want to defeat are defeated, they could be replaced by people we like even less, and all this was started by us invading a country to drive out terrorists who were not actually there until we went in to drive them out. I think I’ve got it.

—Richard Alan Jones, 13 Jun 2014

--NSH001 (talk) 09:44, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Wrong, I am neoconservative, and I hate all Arab countries, especially Saudi Arabia and Iraq. See antisemitism in the Arab world. That is why I hate Arabs.

The above unsigned message is not by me, but from an IP sockpuppet-vandal, and therefore merits no reply, except to note that hating people is guaranteed to harm the hater, and benefits nobody. --NSH001 (talk) 18:01, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
"Hating people is guaranteed to harm the hater, and benefits nobody." That is incorrect. Anti-Semites are evil and deserve to be hated. What is wrong with hating evil people? By the way, calling me a "sockpuppet-vandal" just because I stand up for Jewish rights is a personal attack and violates WP:NPA.

The Wikipedia Library: New Account Coordinators Needed[edit]

Hi Books & Bytes recipients: The Wikipedia Library has been expanding rapidly and we need some help! We currently have 10 signups for free account access open and several more in the works... In order to help with those signups, distribute access codes, and manage accounts we'll need 2-3 more Account Coordinators.

It takes about an hour to get up and running and then only takes a couple hours per week, flexible depending upon your schedule and routine. If you're interested in helping out, please drop a note in the next week at my talk page or shoot me an email at: Thanks and cheers, Jake Ocaasi via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:41, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Re: Antiwar[edit]

I've restored the project watchlist link at the bottom of my proposed name change request. It is intended to show that the majority of articles tagged and currently active are not primarily focused on antiwar as you claimed in your oppose. Viriditas (talk) 00:52, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Hmm, well they all look pretty much ant-war to me. The only (sort of) academic one I can see at a quick glance (I may have missed one or two) is Oxford Research Group, which still has an anti-war purpose among its aims, which fits with what I wrote. Thanks for reviving the WikiPproject by the way, something I'd been intending to do for a while. Regarding the watchlist placement, I had, of course, made the obvious assumption that you intended it to support the revival of the project. --NSH001 (talk) 05:49, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Yeppers. Take a look at this word cloud of the article titles. Viriditas (talk) 11:28, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Please fill out your JSTOR email[edit]

As one of the original 100 JSTOR account recipients, please fill out the very short email form you received just recently in order to renew your access. Even though you signed up before with WMF, we need you to sign up again with The Wikipedia Library for privacy reasons and because your prior access expired on July 15th. We do not have your email addresses now; we just used the Special:EmailUser feature, so if you didn't receive an email just contact me directly at Thanks, and we're working as quickly as possible to get you your new access! Jake (Ocaasi) 19:48, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 7[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 7, June-July 2014
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs)

  • Seven new donations, two expanded partnerships
  • TWL's Final Report up, read the summary
  • Adventures in Las Vegas, WikiConference USA, and updates from TWL coordinators
  • Spotlight: Blog post on BNA's impact on one editor's research

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:20, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

RE: List of Israeli strikes and Palestinian casualties in Operation Protective Edge[edit]

The header title for the "Day 12 Saturday 19 July" chart is duplicated. I tried to fix by tweaking but couldn't. I have been given to understand you're the man for this job. Thanks. Quis separabit? 14:12, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done the error wasn't in the table, but in an earlier (empty) table for "Day 5". --NSH001 (talk) 17:35, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Rubbish edit summaries[edit]

I need some help at Template:Aquino Cabinet: an IP address is putting rubbish edit summaries and I see that you might be more experienced in Filipino politics than I am. Can you give me a clearer picture of what's going on? Thanks. --Marianian(talk) 13:57, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

I suspect the IP editor concerned is a Filipino who speaks little or no English, and so is incapable of providing any meaningful text in English, nor of understanding any warning messages. I have absolutely no experience of Filipino politics, and only came across this because of the massive mess the IP editor was making of the template. I did notice he or she was back (after the expiry of semi-protection), complete with nonsense edit summaries. His or her changes seemed reasonable at first sight, but I didn't have time to actually look up the members of the cabinet on the relevant govt web site. You should post a request for help at the relevant WikiProject (link on template talk page). I posted a request there before, but no help was forthcoming. Still worth another try, though. You may need to request admin help if the edits turn out to be wrong - either blocking the IP or semi-protecting the template. Sorry I can't be of more help at the moment, but I'm busy with something else. Good luck! --NSH001 (talk) 14:23, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Template:National minorities of Ukraine[edit]

I am still working on the template. Please, hold on all your corrections to it. Aleksandr Grigoryev (talk) 23:55, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Replied on Aleksandr Grigoryev's talk page. --NSH001 (talk) 07:53, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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dreams of peace
Thank you, friend, for quality articles such as Gerhard Fischer (diplomat), for striving for peace and social justice, for quoting a dreams poem, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:44, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 618th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:00, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 8[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 8, August-September2014
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs)

  • TWL now a Wikimedia Foundation program, moves on from grant status
  • Four new donations, including large DeGruyter parntership, pilot with Elsevier
  • New TWL coordinators, Wikimania news, new library platform discussions, Wiki Loves Libraries update, and more
  • Spotlight: "Traveling Through History" - an editor talks about his experiences with a TWL newspaper archive,

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