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Welcome[edit]

Hello, Nav, and welcome to Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If you are stuck, and looking for help, please come to the New contributors' help page, where experienced Wikipedians can answer any queries you have! Or, you can just type {{helpme}} on your user page, and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Also, welcome to the NASCAR WikiProject! --D-Day I'm all ears How can I improve? 22:26, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

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Issue II - May 2008
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Here's Issue II of the project newsletter. We're trying to decide if this is sinking or floating. If you would like to contribute to next month's newsletter please jump right in at the News Desk! Have a great May.

The Ohio Portal

The maintainers of the Ohio Portal are looking to get it to featured status. They would like to ask all project members to help improve it any way they can. What needs to be done most is the supplying of selected articles and images.

Selected Article: Indian Head Rock

There is a eight ton rock in Ohio that was removed from the Ohio River. This rock is known as the Indian Head Rock Dating back to the early 1800’s, this rock was seen sticking out of the Ohio River and used as a navigational mark for barges along the river. The names of citizens from the town of Portsmouth, Ohio are carved into the rock from the late nineteenth a early twentieth centuries. Some of the names were of well known families from Ohio. They would swim out to the rock, have their picture taken with it or simply carve their names into it.
With the advent of the Locks and Dams along the Ohio River, the rock eventually was submerged, but the legend lived on. A gentleman from Ironton, Ohio located the rock after searching a very long time for it, and he and a crew of scuba divers recovered the rock and took it to the shore to be donated to Ohio for historical value.
After hearing the news about the rock being removed, Kentucky introduced legislation against the removal of the rock. They also want the diver who found it to be prosecuted for removing the rock. Kentucky owns the greatest part of the land the river runs on. Even the Army Corp. of Engineers got involved as to how to move the rock without damaging it. Kentucky wants to have it returned to the river.
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Re:Thanks[edit]

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Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium[edit]

Thank you for noticing my silly error. Initially, I was going to have the name on top of the Infobox be "InfoCision Stadium", with "Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium" listed under "Full name." I forgot to change the top title, and ended up accidentally putting "Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium" in the "Former name", instead of "Full name." Do you think I should leave it as is, or have the shortened title sitting on top of the box with the full name listed below? JEN9841 (talk) 07:27, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

That's a good question, since there are articles that both support full title in the top (see: Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium and Bobby Dodd Stadium) as well as only the stadium name (fellow MAC stadium Huskie Stadium and Bronco Stadium). I would guess it's your call, since both would work. By the way, great pictures and I'm glad to see you were at the game yesterday.  –Nav  talk to me or sign my guestbook 12:18, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Commons[edit]

Do you have an account at Wikimedia Commons? If not, I would highly recommend getting one (can use your Wikipedia name) and transferring your public domain images there. That way, they're easier to find and place in other articles that may need them. If you have an questions, please let me know! --JonRidinger (talk) 19:05, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Actually I don't, but I'll definitely have to take a look at it. Thanks for letting me know! By the way, a lot of the images that I've uploaded so far are logos and I was wondering if you knew the policy about how large the logo has to be. It says in WP:LOGO that "Logos uploaded to Wikipedia must be low resolution and no larger than necessary", but I find this kind of vague. You can see some of the images that I uploaded and one recently File:2010 MAC Tournament Logo.png was tagged as being too big. I reduced it, but do you think I should reduce it further? Thanks!  –Nav  talk to me or sign my guestbook 19:30, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
For any of your public domain images, like File:Akron Zips football vs Ohio Bobcats 2009.JPG, I would definitely upload them at the Commons. It's much easier to categorize and keep track of them. Once you upload them there with the same file name, just tag the file on Wikipedia with {{NowCommons}} and it will get deleted, but none of the articles that use the picture will even notice since both Commons and Wikipedia use the same file names and format. For fair-use images like logos, first off, thanks for all you've done with those! I have uploaded a few (see User:JonRidinger/Images#Fair-use images I have uploaded) and from what I can tell, the best thing with size is basically to make it close to the size it would be in an infobox. Basically, you need it big enough to give a basic idea, but not big enough that people can download it and start printing off merchandise using it. I tend to upload it just slightly larger than the size it would be in the infobox, like for File:KSU seal.png. This gives a little flexibility in size adjustments, but is still low enough resolution. Generally, it seems around 300 x 300px is pretty safe (that will vary for images that are really long or really tall of course). --JonRidinger (talk) 17:09, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Usurping user name in Wikimedia Commons[edit]

I am requesting a rename on Commons. My current Commons name is Navie05.  –Nav  talk to me or sign my guestbook 14:44, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Interest in WikiProject Elections and Referenda[edit]

I have recently started up Wikipedia:WikiProject Elections and Referenda again, since you stated your interest on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Politics. @harej 04:27, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Welcome to WikiProject Elections and Referenda![edit]

Welcome, Nav, to WikiProject Elections and Referenda! Thank you for joining this fledgling project. Please participate in the discussions on the talk page and check the to-do list from time to time. If you have any questions, you are welcome to ask me. @harej 21:24, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

After considerable planning, {{election}} has been created. Please take a look at it and leave feedback on the WikiProject talk page. @harej 02:47, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:MLS SuperDraft 2010.png[edit]

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Running for Local Election[edit]

Nav,

I was looking at some of your edits and thought that the following might interest you.

I am currently working on a project online with a few friends that strives to empower common people who wish to run for local office. We hope to provide a resource that might enable people to realize that anyone can run and contribute. We are an assortment of passionate individuals who wish to help demystify the process.

I was hoping that you might be able to provide some advice. I am currently working on identifying a number of things (1) what questions we must ask and answer, (2) what resources are currently available, (3) individuals experienced in the various realms (funding, legal, marketing, building a campaign team) that might provide some insight, and (4) success stories from common people who have successfully run for local office.

I am aware that you don't focus on this but you have touched on a number of these topics and felt you could provide some insight. Any advice, recommendations, or guidance will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Wert0086 (talk) 19:12, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

Motto of the Day[edit]

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Hi there, Nav! Thought you might be interested in Motto of the Day, a collaborative (and totally voluntary) effort by a group of Wikipedians to create original, inspirational mottos. Have a good motto idea? Share it here, comment on some of the mottos there or just pass this message onto your friends.

MOTD Needs Your Help!

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List of township-level divisions of X[edit]

If you are going to build such lists, please take a look at List of township-level divisions of Tianjin, Hebei, Liaoning, Jilin, and Heilongjiang. —HXL's Roundtable and Record 12:40, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

I think I'm just going to work on the Henan area, since that's where I'm living now. Thank you very much for the links, I will definitely use them.  –Nav  talk to me or sign my guestbook 13:06, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
Ah are you Chinese by blood? And you living in Zhengzhou? —HXL's Roundtable and Record 13:27, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
Both no, sorry.  –Nav  talk to me or sign my guestbook 15:10, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
There is no need to say sorry. If not the provincial capital then where? I am by ancestry from Luoyang, so... —HXL's Roundtable and Record 15:22, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
Ahhh I see, I currently live in Kaifeng.  –Nav  talk to me or sign my guestbook 15:24, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

Please see WP:NC-ZH#Administrative for some guidelines on disambiguation for township-level article titles. In summary:

  • For towns (镇)
    • "Town" is appended only if, for example, 1) S Subdistrict and S Town are administered by the same county-level division (city, county, or district) 2) C Town has the exact same name as C County.
    • A town T would be titled at "T (town)", if no other topic named T is a settlement.
  • For townships (乡), append "Township" at the end of each title.
  • For subdistricts (街道), append "Subdistrict"
  • Conventions for geographic disambiguation: Use the prefecture-level city if part of a district. Use the county(-level city), not the prefecture-level city, if part of a county or county-level city.

Any questions?

PS: Jiyuan, as a sub-prefecture level city, is officially a county-level city. There is no such as a "township-level city" as occurs in the ROC. —HXL's Roundtable and Record 04:22, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

Again[edit]

Just so you know, since you have not done so, I am going to finish the remaining 12 (!!!) prefecture-level cities of Henan, and I may think of moving your current sandbox to List of township-level divisions of Henan. I hope to get this task completed by the end of the month, but as it is a large one, don't be surprised if I don't. —Xiaoyu: 聊天 (T) 贡献 (C) 05:26, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Go for it. I can try to add some more but things have been a little busy for me lately.  –Nav  talk to me or sign my guestbook 05:48, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
Staying up late tonight...so I forgot to say this: the one criticism I have of your work is that in many cases, for the sake of alphabeticisation, you lumped towns, townships, and subdistricts together. —Xiaoyu: 聊天 (T) 贡献 (C) 06:01, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

It's done. After nearly 10 days of work, the largest list to date, and I had no inkling it would be more massive than Hebei. Anyway thank you for the start up work, which saved me several days' time. —Xiaoyu: 聊天 (T) 贡献 (C) 05:04, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for recommending the source http://courses.washington.edu/chinageo/ChanCityDefinitionsEGE2007.pdf Zanhe (talk) 23:07, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Re: Route Diagram for 2011 Wenzhou train collision[edit]

I just translate the map from Chinese Wikipedia. I don't have any source on hand. I do that because I'm one of the contributors of the WP:ROUTE templates. -- Sameboat - 同舟 (talk) 03:56, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

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Nanjing–Anqing Intercity Railway[edit]

Thanks. Fast work. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 14:18, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Is it appropriate to put this logo into the infobox? Anna Frodesiak (talk) 14:21, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

I was actually just looking at that now as a matter of fact. If you look on the Nanjing South Railway Station page, you'll see there are three different template styles for three different navboxes. What I believe is standard in Wikipedia is to use the {{S-line}} template instead of individual navboxes for each line. I'm looking into it now and might replace all of those templates with the succession boxes.  –Nav  talk to me or sign my guestbook 14:34, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
Okay. I'll leave those decisions up to you. You seem to be up to speed. I was actually referring to the infobox in the article, not the navbox at the bottom. There never seems to be an official homepage for these railways from which to grab a logo. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 14:39, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
Oh, sorry about that. I was looking in the wrong direction. You're probably right, other equivalent articles (such as Wolverine (train) and Lake Shore Limited have a picture of a train on that railway instead of the logo.  –Nav  talk to me or sign my guestbook 14:43, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

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MOTDs (This space for rent)[edit]

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Proposed revision of WP:NC-ZH township disambiguation rules[edit]

Could do with another round of input and can be found at the bottom of WT:NC-ZH. Thanks much GotR Talk 15:37, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Great![edit]

Looks like you have been creating many new pages about Basketball!...I was patrolling new pages while I found new pages of almost same name.I didn't get it and was thinking that patrolling wasn't working.But later, I found that you were really creating many pages.Anyway,they are referenced and hence patrolled Thanks! Srikar Kashyap (talk) 08:25, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

My pleasure :) I saw that someone from WP:COLB had suggested we stub out the ranking pages, so I went for it. Thanks for patrolling my articles.  –Nav  talk to me or sign my guestbook 08:28, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
Yeah,even after postingn here, I patrolled another page!..:D... Ur welcome :)... Srikar Kashyap (talk) 08:32, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg hello!....a cup of tea and some rest! ;) Srikar Kashyap (talk) 08:39, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Getting Wikimedians to the Olympic Games[edit]

Hi. I am part of an effort to get Wikimedians access to the 2016 Summer Olympics as accredited reporters and photographers. Part of this effort includes covering the 2012 Summer Paralympics. Two Wikimedians have credentials to attend these games as reporters through Wikimedia Australia. As English Wikipedia does not allow original reporting, this is largely through Wikinews with a project page found at Wikinews:Paralympic Games. If you are interested in helping to get Wikimedians to the next Summer Olympics,I'd encourage you to assist with Wikinews efforts, and also to work on all language 2012 Summer Paralympic Wikipedia articles before, during and after the Games to demonstrate a track record of success. Thank you. --LauraHale (talk) 04:32, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

This sounds great, Laura, but where can I go to get info or to help?  –Nav  talk to me or sign my guestbook 03:32, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

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Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 04:08, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

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Barnstar from Wikiproject China[edit]

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I am curious how you know all the railway lines in China, but I appreciate for doing that
this WikiAward was given to Nav by Wpzhiyilee (talk) on 00:13, 8 February 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much, Wpzhiyilee. I think I started with taking the list from Baidupedia, and then expanded it from heresay (or any other sources I may find). By the way, I saw on your talk page that you're from Henan. I just finished spending two years living in Kaifeng. May I ask which city you are from?  –Nav  talk to me or sign my guestbook 02:27, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Wow, that's so cool, my aunty married with a guy from Kaifeng, and I like the Baozi so much. I grew up in Zhengzhou, but now my family live in Pingdingshan except me in US, wikipedia is one of my project this semester, so I well devote myself to do more editing job. Well, glad to know you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wpzhiyilee (talkcontribs) 21:31, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

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MAC Tournament[edit]

I've been working on Ohio Bobcats and MAC basketball articles. I've noticed you have made many of the MAC tournament pages, I made a season standings template for every season to the beginning of the MAC to help that out if you get back to doing work in that area. Thanks for doing the work you have done! Littlekelv (talk) 22:10, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Elections and Referendums article tagging[edit]

Hi Nav. Sorry to have to post directly on your talk page, but you may have noticed (on the WP:Elections and referendums talk page) that I am trying to get all the election and referendum articles tagged for the project. Unfortunately this is not making any progress, as people are claiming there is no consensus to do this, as no-one has responded on the Project talk page. Could you possibly comment on the proposal at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Elections and Referendums#Bot to tag articles for the WikiProject, as I'm getting rather frustrated by the attitude of the people at WP:BTR. Cheers, Number 57 12:36, 20 August 2014 (UTC)