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hello, I am a student from the british schools in Uruguay, I am sitting for the IB exam of chemistry in may. I ahve to perform an experiment related to alcohol. My idea was to get different alcoholic beverages and calculate its percentage. I thought that I could do this by a fractional distillation, so there I cpuld identity the quantity of alcohol in that beverage. but is there a better way of calcultating the %??? pleasde I thank you if you answer me thank you !!!!!!! Agustina please contact me: agustina1987@hotmail.com

Please see Ortolan88's Archive1 for everything from mav's cheery greeting in March '02 to yesterday's windstorm that made me decide it was time for filing away. Ortolan88 03:11 Jan 22, 2003 (UTC)


If you put something here that requires an answer, I will answer on your user talk page. That way, if anyone wants to eavesdrop on our conversation, they will have to go to considerable trouble.

If you put something tiresome here, I will delete it, quite possibly without answering except for a sarcastic or despairing summary line. That way, if anyone wants to see something tiresome, they will have to go to considerable trouble.

Fire away!


Hello Ortolan,

May I recommend the hydrochloric acid page? You were one of the first contributors to it. It is now up for Peer Review request.

Met vriendelijke groeten, Wim van Dorst 22:36, 2005 Feb 18 (UTC)



Good day to you, Tom!

Please accept my apologies. It does appear that there was considerable confusion about the origin of the material. Please do let me know your opinion of my extensive - and IMO superior, rewrite. However, with respect for citations - with which were absent - please do cite them. I'm sure that musicologists and others would be interested. Just so you'll know, I have been a long-time resident of that area, and have done some study of Handy. His music figures importantly in my musical development. As for the quality of the article - without regard for that now-resolved issue previously in question - I thought it was atrocious and most definitely did not even adequately render the subject. Again, perhaps a new category describing how his music was different from the standard of the time, and of today, would be an excellent in-depth. Further, to say he was a trained musician demeans his tremendous and extraordinary contributions. A monkey or dog can be trained, but only a human being can be educated - and Handy was EDUCATED. That is one very important thing that set him apart from others. Also, I most definitely DISAGREE with the rap references on "Long Gone". I do have that recording, it is nothing like rap in any sense, save for a few spoken words. If, however, spoken word categorizes and suffices for rap, I submit Johnny Cash's "Ride This Train" was the FIRST rap... and not Debbie Harry's or anyone elses. Regards, K. L. Bardon 15:53, Dec 22, 2004 (UTC)


You're a funny guy.  :-) Koyaanis Qatsi


Thanks! God Bless you!! :)

Sincerely yours, AntonioMartin

O, the mail that I sent to wikien-l was received, but the two I sent to wikipedia-l both bounced back saying there is no such address. -- Zoe


I dig your work. Some generally great additions you make.  :-) Koyaanis Qatsi

I do want a laugh. The only time I can remember not wanting one was when I got the hiccups from watching There's Something About Mary. Koyaanis Qatsi


I think this goes without saying, but for what it is worth I am glad you were "sucked in" to the NI article, however briefly. Slrubenstein


Just like those French, children reading poems by preverts! 168... P.S. I hope this doesn't count as vandalism. I saw no Talk:Ortolan88 and knew I could just call you a hypocrite if you were to reject my one liner. Didn't get your blue-paint joke at Talk:Editor, but would like to.


Regarding Manual of Style

not the place to explain commas, particularly if not quite correctly)

What do you mean by that? Commas are not optional? Some (including me) might wonder In physics, bahabah or In physics bahabah -- Taku 18:29 Jan 25, 2003 (UTC)



Hey Yo! Ortolan88!

  1. can you break talk:Manual of Style into smaller pages so that we "bad browser citizens" can play?
  2. Your last comment brought to mind a problem with the wekipedia style manual. If real names, rather than known names, are used, both Jesus (actually Yeshua or something like that) and Buddha have to be secondary in the encyclopedia. This doesn't seem strange to you?

Arthur 23:25 Jan 25, 2003 (UTC)


Dear Orto: Hey whats up? Hey I was just wondering if you could put world boxing champion next to the names of those boxers who have been world champions when yo are ID'ing people on the biographical listings. It's just that, well, I mean, boxers who have been world champions are in a way, lto boxing, like world leaders are to politicians. Not every boxer gets to be a world champion, and I have had to write about some boxers who were non champs too. (Some non champs have had quite a significant contribution to society, such as Chuck Wepner.

Anyways, I just think that for example, no one would write Politic next to Bill Clinton on the biographical listing, and it would be nice to see some protocol in noting which of the boxers on the list have been world champions too.

Thanks and God bless! Oh and keep up the good and hard work!!

Sincerely yours, AntonioMartin


The governor called and commuted your sentence. Koyaanis Qatsi


Dear Orto: Hi! Thanks for answering..;) you dont know how much Id give to shake hands with Ingemar Johannsen, although knowing me Id also be extremely nervous and asking for an autoraph..LOL I will try also to put worlc boxing champ next to the name of such fighters on the bio list.

Thanks and God bless you!

Sincerely yours, AntonioMartin


Tom, I just love the way you rush in after people have cleaned up nonsense and fill the void with an actual article. I'm thinking of Liberace at the moment, but it seems to be one of your calling cards. -- Stephen Gilbert 19:58 Feb 5, 2003 (UTC)


I shall never be able to see Rappin' Rosalind Russell in quite the same way again. <G> -- "Rap Master " Someone else 00:14 Feb 10, 2003 (UTC)

On your recommendation, I'm going to look for that Wonderful Town recording. Of course, I'll have to take the "Ethel Merman Disco Album" out of my CD player to listen to it! -- Someone else 01:48 Feb 10, 2003 (UTC)




As someone who has previously contributed to music-related articles, consider this a cordial, engraved invitation to participate in the discussion at List of songwriters/temp. I think this page can actually be useful instead of a random list of songwriters, but more input is needed. Tokerboy 03:16 Feb 12, 2003 (UTC)

Your courage, insight, and reason are understated. -Stevert


I think you're cooler than a bowl of ice cream. And, uh, that's cool. Koyaanis Qatsi


I just looked at the formatting you did on Krazy Kat, & comparing how I left it versuses how it is now, I can't figure out just what you changed. (This is not a criticism -- I simply can't see the difference, except for your italicizing The Dingbat Family -- llywrch 18:29 Feb 23, 2003 (UTC)


Thanks for helping find the right words on the Lingua Franca page. I just reordered it a little. brettz9.


Re browser problems: this is getting curiouser and curiouser, as I would seem to have the same setup as you (Mac OS X, Omniweb, flat screen) and am not running into this problem with the white/tan. Hephaestos

Aha, a Radius. Does it have associated driver software? (It's been years since I've dealt with a Radius.) If so, it might be worth it to reinstall that. I agree with your brother that flat screens aren't quite so good with color, but doubt that's the specific problem here; most of my experience with Radius displays (dated, as I mentioned) has been that they're very good quality, but temperamental. Hephaestos

I was working on the Frozen Dead Guy Days article.  :) -- Zoe


What problem do you have with the statement that the concept scalar is used in mathematics and consequently also in physics? Before I added that, the article said the word is used in both mathematics and physics, thereby making it look as if this might be a case in which the same word is used for two different unrelated concepts. But they are not unrelated; the use in physics is more concrete, but it is not a completely different concept; it follows naturally from the concept of scalar in mathematics. Michael Hardy 22:45 Mar 10, 2003 (UTC)

To interject another opinion, do either of you know which has historical prescedence? Especially if the less technical, less mathematical version is older, it may be odd to introduce it primarily as a derivation of the more technical, more mathematical version. --Ryguasu 02:37 Mar 22, 2003 (UTC)

Ortolan,

I finally found your comments on User:Ryguasu/Linguistics. I'm curious about a few things:

  1. Is your book published, and can one obtain it in the US?
  2. It would seem you would sympathize with Steven Pinker's discussion of "language mavens". Is this perhaps accurate?
  3. How often do people actually "mix up singular subjects with plural verbs?" This seems like the kind of mistake that people just won't tend to make, at least as native speakers of something more or less akin to Standard English.
  4. Do you have a coherent argument for why we ought to take opposite stands on prescription for written and spoken language? Why not have one standard for all of language?

--Ryguasu 02:37 Mar 22, 2003 (UTC)


Wow, has it been that long? Have a nice Wikipedia vacation. :) I hope you return soon nicely rested. --mav

Have a nice break, Tom, and come back soon. -- Zoe

We will miss you, Tom. Enjoy, and don't forget to come back! Tannin

Wow! We'll really miss you here, Tom. Hope you are back a lot sooner than you think! Danny

Hope to see you back soon Orto - enjoy the break. --Camembert


And back you are! Great to see you around again :) --Camembert

Likewise, good to see ya. - Hephaestos|§ 02:52, 4 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Yay! Nice to see you back Ortolan! --mav 06:39, 5 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Contents

1911[edit]

If you have a real hard copy (a book I think they were called) of the 1911 Britannica could you check Leucite. Our version of the article has great lines like: "the leucite is partly I re5h, partly altered to analcite". Not that even the correctly scanned parts are easy to read. Rmhermen 20:12, Aug 5, 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for the quick look at this. This has bugged my since I first saw it. Even properly reproduced, I fear it is mainly useless. Rmhermen 04:28, Aug 9, 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for the edit to Illinois Jacquet, you did a great job, as usual, summarizing his style. --SeanO 03:38, Aug 14, 2004 (UTC)

Ooh. Nice job on Slim Gaillard too... You can copyedit my crap anytime! Hey, go look at Nellie Lutcher if you're so inclined. --SeanO 10:44, Aug 17, 2004 (UTC)

beta Systemic Bias section[edit]

Hi, if you wish to help contribute to a beta version of a Wikipedia page section designed to counter-act Wikipedia's systematic bias, please sign the bottom of this section on the Village pump - Wikipedia:Village_pump#Systemic_bias_in_Wikipedia. If not, no worries.--Xed 03:36, 22 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I need your help[edit]

I have been working on expanding the entry for Pirate Radio by adding a lot of sub pages for additional info so that the original remains the master index, so to speak. However, I went to discussion and then I went from discussion back to the article and up popped one of the intermediate versions which had been created while I was working on completing the full changeover (that sounds as clear as mud - I hope you can follow what I mean.)

Anyway, I had to click back to find the latest version because without that all of the new pages are mere orphans. So, whatever it is that needs to be done to marry the latest discussion page with the latest article page is what I am requesting help with, because I don't know how the problem came about or how to fix it. (The latest article pages essentially has a list of links with contents to other geographical areas, but there is no text for those geographical areas on the main page - that is now on the new sub-pages.) MPLX/MH 21:06, 1 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Where the problem arises is when you type in Pirate Radio in search you get taken to a redirect page named "Pirate radio" which is correct. But if you type Pirate radio in search you end up with one of my old transition pages that was half-way through the expansion and incorrect. I don't know how this works because it means that there are two different pages called Pirate radio = but only the redirect from Pirate Radio is correct. "Pirate radio" accessed via search is incorrect and it is the transition page. It is very confusing, Can you help get rid of the transition page so that search and redirect end up at the same place? Thanks MPLX/MH 23:38, 1 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Boston meetup[edit]

Hi Ortolan, will you be in town the weekend of the 20th? you can sign up or suggest times/places at Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston. +sj+ 21:14, 3 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Adminship[edit]

I've nominated you. Please accept! uc 22:21, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Snowshoe[edit]

Could I ask you to fix two scannos in that article.

  • "lumberjacks is about .~1/2 ft. long"
  • "hurdle-race over hurdles ~ ft. 6 in. high"

User:Cimon avaro asked for clarification on the talk page over a year ago but no one ever responded (or perhaps no one had a hard copy of the 1911). Rmhermen 17:02, Nov 9, 2004 (UTC)

Rock Around the Clock vs. RATC[edit]

Hi! Thanks for the edit on the Rock Around the Clock article. Just FYI the abbreviation "RATC" is relatively new and is starting to be used to abbreviate the song in articles and discussion. I use it on my Rockabilly Hall of Fame Web site (that's my page that's linked at the bottom of the article), and Peter Ford uses it in his article on the song which was published in Goldmine and Now Dig This. Similarly, "See You Later Alligator" is starting to be referred to on subsequent references as SYLA. It's not widespread yet, I agree. Cheers! Alex 23skidoo 15:46, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)

About Black Folks and Wikipedia and Blackface[edit]

Hey, Ortolan *waving*. Sorry to be so late responding, but I'm a techno-idiot and just figured out how to do this. I like, pretty much, the most recent changes to African American. (I'm even warming to the divisions.) I took a look at your piece on blackface and made some changes. However, I removed the stuff about white artists covering black artists, because it's simply not blackface. Yeah, it's white folks stealing black music and/or mimicking performance styles, but it's not the same -- and, I think, somewhat diminishes the value of the black innovators being ripped off. Instead, I stuck in a quote which, perhaps, says more succinctly what you may have had in mind. I think you did a respectable job with the subject, and I'm glad you tackled it.

As far as getting more black folks to contribute to Wikipedia, I don't know anyone. Most of my friends and associates are activisits who, frankly, have better, more real-world things to do -- battles to fight, wrongs to right -- that kinda stuff. I did once make mention of Wikipedia on BlackPlanet a long while back, but that place has turned into such a cesspool, I think another mention would simply attract vandalism. What can ya do? Peace. deeceevoice 17:48, 13 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Went back and reread, then restored your cover stuff. Thought it important (I hate Elvis!) and noticed the language about "admiration." Cool. :-) deeceevoice 22:33, 13 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I've gone back and even more substantially reworked, rewritten and expanded blackface to include its racist iconography and impact on American culture. I had to -- particularly after noting the igorance/naivete of some of the comments in the discussion thread. Besides, IMO, it's too important in the shaping of the American psyche (how I wanted to use that word, but I figured some ignorant asshole would flag it as violating NPOV) shouldn't be treated as merely as an entertainment phenomenon. Let me know what you think. Peace. deeceevoice 15:47, 22 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Congratulations, Tom![edit]

Congratulations! It's my pleasure to let you know that, consensus being reached, you are now an administrator. You should read the relevant policies and other pages linked to from the administrators' reading list before carrying out tasks like deletion, protection, banning users, and editing protected pages such as the Main Page. Most of what you do is easily reversible by other sysops, apart from page history merges and image deletion, so please be especially careful with those. You might find the new administrators' how-to guide helpful. Cheers! -- Cecropia | explains it all ® 22:25, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Dubreq Stylophone[edit]

Thanks for the cleanup -- and for sending me to the manual of style regarding trademark notation. Did you read the external links for this peculiar instrument? --jpgordon{gab} 01:39, 17 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Meetup this wknd[edit]

Dear TP, please opine on where to eat tomorrow. And if you would post some thoughts re: the handout you are thinking of bringing, I will offer my two bits... +sj+

Stylophone[edit]

The Samples are very short just a few cycles so you need a looping Wav-player (preferably a wave editor) to play those. --Deelkar 17:36, 23 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I read that you had some problems playing the files on the Mac. QuickTime can play WAV files. Set it to loop using the first item in the Movie menu. — David Remahl 14:24, 28 Nov 2004 (UTC)

re: Polar bears[edit]

Hi Ortolan, of course I realied you were talking about the northern islands, I merely wanted to point out that polar bears aren't as typical of Norway as, for example, reindeer, because they don't live anywhere near the mainland...sorry, that was maybe a bit poorly phrased, didn't want to sound like Mr. knowitall :p

So...what does one have to do to become a member of Isbjørnklubbe ? :) -- Ferkelparade π 23:18, 24 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started the Free the Rambot Articles Project which has the goals of getting users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to...

  1. ...all U.S. state, county, and city articles...
  2. ...all articles...

using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) version 1.0 and 2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to the GFDL (which every contribution made to Wikipedia is licensed under), but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles (See the Multi-licensing Guide for more information). Since you are among the top 1000 most active Wikipedians, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles.

Nutshell: Wikipedia articles can be shared with any other GFDL project but open/free projects using the incompatible Creative Commons Licenses (e.g. WikiTravel) can't use our stuff and we can't use theirs. It is important to us that other free projects can use our stuff. So we use their licenses too.

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the {{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}} template (or {{MultiLicensePD}} for public domain) into their user page, but there are other templates for other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

Option 1
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

OR

Option 2
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions to any [[U.S. state]], county, or city article as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace {{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}} with {{MultiLicensePD}}. If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know at my talk page what you think. -- Ram-Man 18:06, Nov 30, 2004 (UTC)

Style guide[edit]

Your comments about the style guide are very well put. One comment especially so. Thank you. Maurreen 06:11, 1 Dec 2004 (UTC)


Thanks for the help on the Carmen Miranda page. Cheryl Cunha is a friend of mine and she's been instrumental in helping me flesh out the article. Later! - Lucky 6.9 01:44, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)

rambot and articles[edit]

I've added your name to the opt out list to ask later when the status changes. In essence I stumbled upon the WikiTravel site purely by accident and I thought it was another cool project, yet it used the CC-by-sa v.1.0 license. Now since travel mainly has to do with going to places, in many respects it directly ties into articles that the rambot created. (BTW, the rambot FAQ and User:rambot both do and should always attribute the name to you!) Now I've had some discussions on WikiTravel about changing their license to version 2.0 (which like the GFDL allows for "or later versions). Version 1.0 is a draft version and shouldn't have been used, but alas it was. So they have a similar problem, but they are much smaller. Now since I wanted to contribute to WikiTravel, I wanted to use the U.S. city articles. I mean every travel guide is going to have a line or two about some demographic statistics like the total population and the like, and some of that could be in theory copied from Wikipedia. The problem is that many people, especially people like you, have made many edits to those articles and thus the licensing does not match. So I started the project to multi-license all of the "rambot" articles so that I could use them with WikiTravel. That has entailed asking pretty much everyone for specific permission just for those articles. Now after the debacle at Talk:Oregon City, Oregon I learned some of the serious downsides of the GFDL. And I truely hope that a newer version of the GFDL fixes our problems, but I'm not being too hopeful at this point, especially since apparently they WANT it to be non-free (free being in the GPL sense). Still, you never know what might happen. When I started the project I realized that only around 4% of people don't want to multi-license at all, and almost 90% would rather just multi-license everything. Probably a third of those even went all the way and released into the public domain, which I don't recommend, but if they want to it is their right to do so. So I started asking people if they would multi-license ALL of their edits, because that seems to be what the majority of people want. Now I don't know if Wikipedia could ever move to a different license, but from my experience it has had a rather large support, and the progress in a few weeks by one person asking people has been substantial. It is still too early to worry about a Wikipedia fork or even a license change, but those types of discussions might come up if I can reach over 90% multi-licensing, which is extremely hard I would imagine. So I guess this long comment is to try and separate the two issues: 1) My desire to use all of the rambot articles on WikiTravel (which more people are comfortable with because of the smaller scale) and 2) Trying to multi-license all of wikipedia or at least improve the licensing if at all possible. Only #1 is reasonable at this point, but I'll try for both anyway. -- Ram-Man 15:30, Dec 2, 2004 (UTC)

Meeting up[edit]

Two more upcoming boston meetups on Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston, these next two thursdays. I hope you can make the later day, at least. +sj.+

Oh, and come to New York on Sunday! Everybody's doing it.  :-) If you want to come up Saturday afternoon, I can give you a ride. +sj +

Too much Jack the Ripper[edit]

Please see talk Talk:Lewis Carroll, Talk:Patricia Cornwell, Talk:Walter Sickert and most particularly Talk:Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence [unregistered user]

I'm not sure why this unregistered user is asking you to get involved, but if you know them, please tell them to actually read the discussion and pages in question before making snotty replies there and on my user pages. DreamGuy 23:34, Dec 5, 2004 (UTC)

Hi I really would appreciate it if you could please take a look at Talk:Patricia Cornwell Thank you. IVoteTurkey 11:08, 7 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Talk:Bombing of Dresden in World War II[edit]

There is a staw poll going on at the moment at Talk:Bombing of Dresden in World War II please have a look and if you are interested please vote. Philip Baird Shearer 23:56, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)

"Tweakette"?[edit]

Made me smile. Also following the martingale thread landed me into a morass of badly formatted & written articles on horse colors. Interesting, but even a quick once-over took me WEEKS AND WEEKS (all compressed into the last hour or so, of course). One never knows where this will lead one--unfortunately--. Elf | Talk 18:58, 17 Dec 2004 (UTC)

King Leopold[edit]

Last November you made some useful edits to an article I worked on called King Leopold's Ghost On the talk page you requested an english version of a website -- no such version exists, but I speak French and if you would like, I will translate the site.

the sitsZantastik 08:16, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Anon request (blanked earlier)[edit]

I've reverted this users edit. All other items were removed. Now, I've copied it here for your convenience. Mgm|(talk) 13:41, Mar 4, 2005 (UTC)

hello, I am a student from the british schools , I am sitting for the IB exam of chemistry in may. I ahve to perform an experiment related to alcohol. My idea was to get different alcoholic beverages and calculate its percentage. I thought that I could do this by a fractional distillation, so there I cpuld identity the quantity of alcohol in that beverage. but is there a better way of calcultating the %??? pleasde I thank you if you answer me thank you !!!!!!! Agustina (User:200.58.132.18)


Journalism wiki[edit]

Hi, Ortolan. I'd like to invite you to a new journalism wiki here. Maurreen 19:15, 13 Mar 2005 (UTC)

BOSTON WMEET?[edit]

another one :) +sj + 07:20, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

soul article[edit]

you mention that the soul music article could use some helpers; i'm new and would love to help on that piece and any related ones. are there any specific tasks that need doing, or articles that need writing, or what?

Janis Joplin[edit]

Hey, Ortolan. :) Our paths haven't crossed since the early days of Blackface. I just saw your comments in JJ. I agree. I had to change a blatant falsehood that was probably added after you left the piece. I can't imagine you'd let it stand. Anyway, I appreciated your comments on the talk page. Never could understand the deification of Joplin. She couldn't sing worth a damn. :p

I just noticed you haven't edited in quite a while. Since your last edit, Blackface has become a featured article -- thanks, in part to your valuable input. I hope and trust you are well. Peace. deeceevoice 08:56, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

Just Hey[edit]

I realize this is so late as to seem gratuitous, but: welcome back. I missed your participation for a very long time and although I do not contribute as much as I used to, it is very encouraging to know you are back, Slrubenstein | [[User talk:Slrubenstein|Talk]] 00:06, 27 November 2005 (UTC)

Classic Rock[edit]

Hello. I was wondering if you would like to participate in my classic rock survey. I'm trying to find the most liked classic rock song. There is more information on my user page. Hope you participate! RENTASTRAWBERRY FOR LET? röck 02:55, 30 November 2005 (UTC)

Classic Rock[edit]

Hello. I was wondering if you would like to participate in my classic rock survey. I'm trying to find the most like classic rock song. There is more information on my user page. Hope you participate! RENTAFraiseFruitPhoto.jpgFOR LET? 19:03, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

Peachtree Street[edit]

Hi, you made this edit in 2004 in which you mentioned a "Old Peachtree Street Road Highway" that runs to Alpharetta, Georgia. That claim seems dubious and I removed it from the article after another user brought it up. Maybe it was a mistake but if you have any further information please go to the article talk page and let us know. Thanks — GT 11:50, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Shake Rattle and Roll[edit]

Thanks for the edits on Shake Rattle and Roll. Just to preserve the honor of Haley (based upon your edit summary comment), it should be noted that to my understanding the bowlderizer wasn't actually Haley, but rather the great Milt Gabler himself. Cheers. 23skidoo 21:11, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Hairstyle[edit]

Hi, I see you reverted my revert. Why do you think "Contemporary Evangelist Billy Sunday regularly denounced "long-haired men and short-haired women" belongs in a list of hairstyles? That edit, made by an anon user, looks like vandalism to me. At best, it belongs somewhere else in the article, not in a list of styles (IMHO). Thanks, Brian 17:46, 22 August 2006 (UTC)btball

ok, I see. My humor setting must be on low today (probably is - there's a lot going on in real life). I can see why it can fit it the article and maybe with a lead in sentence (such as your explanation on my talk page) it will be easier to see why it fits where you put it. Thanks for your explanation - if I get creative I might take a shot at crafting a sentence to put the quote in context. And I hope that my question really did come across as polite, that was certainly my intent. Brian 18:03, 22 August 2006 (UTC)btball


Can you help with a Boston Globe story?[edit]

I'm a reporter for Globe West doing a story about wiki articles for local cities and towns. Wanted to do a quick telephone interview with a contributor and saw you on the Newton history page. Please send me an e-mail at thomascaywood@yahoo.com if you have time to talk by Monday, Sept. 18, 2006. Sooner the better is best for me with deadline looming. Thanks, Thomas.

Saying[edit]

"Better to light a candle than curse the darkness" -- that's a great saying. I never really knew its meaning until you used it in the Skiffle article. Great job. Badagnani 17:44, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Yes, we're having a big problem in that regard at the deletion vote for the 9/11: Press for Truth article -- it seems that some people would rather ignore the families' voices (by deleting the article entirely) rather than face them, like ostriches. Badagnani 18:08, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Stevenson and Children's Literature[edit]

Thanks for reverting the deletion of my template. Please see my note on the talk page of the RLS entry. Sanjay Tiwari 02:20, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Skiffle[edit]

Good copy edit-I like it! Best wishes, Lion King 22:10, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Dizzy Gillespie[edit]

noticed you did some edits there a while back - check it out now, lot's of changes and a touch of controversy about the opening paragraph.--Smkolins 23:29, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Survey Invitation[edit]

Hi there, I am a research student from the National University of Singapore and I wish to invite you to do an online survey about Wikipedia. To compensate you for your time, I am offering a reward of USD$10, either to you or as a donation to the Wikimedia Foundation. For more information, please go to the research home page. Thank you. --WikiInquirer 03:36, 4 March 2007 (UTC)talk to me

Valdosta photos[edit]

I visited Valdosta late last year on business. It was a stunningly beautiful day so I took some photos. Lucky for me, Valdosta itself made for a great subject. :) Any other interesting things I should take photos of next time I visit? --mav 00:58, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Discussion worth your two cents[edit]

I remembered reading your views on Fahrenheit somewhere and this discussion maybe worth your two cents. Template_talk:Infobox_Weather#Brackets Cheers.—MJCdetroit 01:45, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

West Newton[edit]

Thanks for correcting someone else's thing about the train station. I wrote the subsection about buildings destroyed for the turnpike and I was sure I had it right. I grew up in West Newton, but haven't been back since 1985. I was sure the train station wasn't there in 1985, but I hesitated to correct the other guy. I wrote the article on Peirce School, since I was in the fifth grade there when it closed and I was in the first 6th grade at the new one on Temple Street. Perhaps, you can solve a mystery for me. According to the Newton City assessment roll online, the old school at Chestnut & Austin is still owned by the city but is empty. Yet their aerial view of it shows a bunch of cars in the parking lot on the south side. The last time I was there I got the impression it was being used for apartments. Maybe it's being used for storage or school district offices? Perhaps you can tell me what's going on there. Thanks. I share many of your views on W. clariosophic 21:15, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Harry S. Truman[edit]

Hola! You added: "It was a common practice in southern states, including Missouri, to use initials rather than names." (by Ortolan88 (Talk | contribs) at 20:17, 30 November 2002) Do you have a source for this? We have been having an edit war in the Harry S. Truman article, thought if you had a source, that would be great. Thanks, carry on. WikiDon 18:29, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. Well, of course I finally pulled it to get the edit war to stop. I was only going to put it back if there were some good sources (multiple). I'll leave it out. It's not that important. I did change it to "Scotch-Irish" per David McCullough. Thanks, carry on. WikiDon 02:18, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

hey[edit]

It is hard to judge your wikipedia-state from your user page, just now. But I wanted to drop you a note to say this: although it has been many years since we last crossed paths as long as you are around i will always have some hope for Wikipedia. Slrubenstein | Talk 21:33, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Rounder[edit]

Would you care to tell me why you reverted my edits to Rounder, since you failed to explain yourself in your edit summary? Keeping in mind that Rounder is a disambiguation page, not an article or a dictionary entry, its purpose is to help users find relevant WP articles that might be called "rounder". The information I removed belongs either in the Wiktionary entry or, if sufficiently notable, in a separate article. Please look at the Manual of Style regarding dab pages to see the guidelines for these pages. --ShelfSkewed Talk 15:48, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Rumble[edit]

If you have a problem with me see User talk:Hyacinth. Hyacinth (talk) 17:56, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Can you cite a source saying where Wray first used the power chord? Hyacinth (talk) 23:32, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
I found one - Zitz, Michael. Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star. Fredericksburg, VA. "Fredericksburg Offered up Fertile Spot for Rock's Roots" December 20, 2005. Hyacinth (talk) 23:46, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

just poking around[edit]

We used to run across one another periodically, and haven't in a long time. I read your critique of WP and agree with it mostly and just wanted to say: I am glad you are beck editing. Slrubenstein | Talk 22:00, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Hey Hey![edit]

Hey Tom,

I remember when SV and I both put a lot of work to turn NOR into a serious policy. That was when she was fighting the Larouchites and I was fighting CheeseDreams. NOR seemed to be a crucial corellary to NPOV and "verifiability" that was essential to the integrity of the project. Now I see articles I largely wrote - based on real research, following the standards of the time, with a bibliography (just like real encyclopedia articles) but without the in-line citations typical of academic journals but not encyclopedias, and what I wrote has been deleted because it isn't cited. This is not what we meant! I really think the problem is that the rapid expansion of Wikipedia means LOTS of editors with not enough experience, and not enough good judgment, and no real community any more to make collective decisions ... the result is an overly literal reliance on policies, often in needlessly dumb ways. If you ever want to try to fix NOR or other policies, let me know.

I am more active than you but not by much. Helga and Lir, those were the days. The problem is, now no one believes in trolls. The number of policies have exploded, and now bad simply = "violated a policy." I believe in a lot of those policies, but the policies used to be props to support good judgment, now they are substitutes for good judgment, and people do not realize that the definition of a troll is someone who wreaks havoc while following the rules, literally. And I have seen too many editors I really really admire leave. It frustrates me deeply.

Mostly I just keep an eye on a few articles I put a lot of work into, and really care about. i like to see them edited because most of the time - honest! - the edits are improvements. But periodically someone has to come along and just add something downright dumb. This is what keeps me around.

Well, if you ever want to try to put up a fight to restore some lost sanity, count me in, but otherwise I hope you can stick around and just maintain your own little niche and know you are maintaining some bits of quality people will go to.

Steve PS so what is your Firefox advice? Is there a way to make it managable? Slrubenstein | Talk 00:16, 29 October 2008 (UTC)


I am just not so sure Windows is that great. By the way i just made three proposals at NOR - feel free to comment, Slrubenstein | Talk 01:01, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

The discussion at WP:NOR talk page is starting to heat up, here is a chance for you to express your concerns and perhaps shape some change ... Slrubenstein | Talk 17:53, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of List of fictional dogs[edit]

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Dr. Strangelove[edit]

Please note that I deleted from the article a mention that the crew of the B-52 is called "The Leper Colony", since I could find no indication of this in a recent viewing of the film. Since a search of the revision history seems to indicate that you were the first editor to include this material, I wanted you to know. Ed Fitzgerald t / c 04:16, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

On your departure[edit]

Heya, Tom. I appreciate you stopping by my page. Wikipedia is losing a talented, knowledgeable writer and editor. But, hey, you're (good editors are) leaving in droves. It's so bad, there've been a few articles I've noticed on the web to that effect. Jimbo's beloved ship/enpsychopedia is listing -- and badly.

Actually, I'm gone as well. I may drop in once in a blue moon, but I don't really write anymore either. It's a supreme waste of time. There's always some semi-literate, abysmally ignorant, opinionated a**hole coming behind the good editors and trashing their contributions. I'm sure you and I could name a long list of articles destroyed and many de-featured as a result.

I wish you well. I, too, have far better things to do with my time. If you're ever in D.C., hit my e-mail. Maybe we can have lunch. Take care of yourself. Peace to you -- and all the best to you and yours in the coming year. deeceevoice (talk) 18:26, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

Really sad to see you have moved on. You will be missed. --mav (please help review urgent FAC and FARs) 17:37, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

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Chuck Berry[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Miss Peaches[edit]

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LZ 129 Hindenburg[edit]

Hi, can you comment on the origins and your work in the creation/development of the article LZ 129 Hindenburg which was created in 2002. From an initial reading of the first drafts, it appears that the article editors were identifying with a German airship as the article at that point used metric measurements/weights and noted that the name was a "foreign word." There is a date convention however, that was in place which is the M/D/Y that is more common to the United States as the "popular" style of dates and that is the sticking point now as the article has evolved. Recently a discussion has occurred around the use of date structure in the Zeppelin articles: LZ 129 Hindenburg and LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin as the dates in the article are related to an editor making the assertion that the US-style should predominate, and has made the argument based on the article being created that way and that no case had been made for the topic to be more related to Germany. FWiW, here is the discussion Bzuk (talk) 13:56, 23 August 2011 (UTC).

Raymond Hill[edit]

I saw your comment at Rocket 88. I'd thought about writing a brief article, but apart from the fact that he played with Ike Turner and was Tina's son's father, I've very little information on him - not really even enough for a stub. Do you have more information? If you do, you're the man to write it! Ghmyrtle (talk) 21:39, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

I look forward to seeing it! Ghmyrtle (talk) 23:48, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Uncredited background singer[edit]

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Nomination of Uncredited background singer for deletion[edit]

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Why have you deleted the article? There was a developing consensus that it be kept and expanded, and that process had begun. I've requested its undeletion. Regards, Ghmyrtle (talk) 08:01, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
I'm going to ask the exact same question. Please respond ASAP, as this was a very improper use of admin tools (talk→ BWilkins ←track) 10:31, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
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You're invited: Ada Lovelace, STEM women edit-a-thon at Harvard[edit]

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Deletion request[edit]

Hello Ortolan. Please delete my user page, it was created by another user who seems not to understand that messages have to be written on talk pages. Thanks in advance. Bye. --Ebdòmero (talk) 18:54, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

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Origins of rock and roll[edit]

TLDR - I understand! Summary: the other editor is insisting on including, in the text, a statement that "Most rock historians consider "Rocket 88" to be the first rock'n'roll record" - because one journalist here made that claim. It's a tiresome debate, but necessary, unfortunately. Regards, Ghmyrtle (talk) 18:44, 14 August 2013 (UTC) PS: Feel free to email me over shared interests - via my home page. Have you tried thisismyjam.com - I've heard a lot of stuff on there that's new to me!

Raymond Hill - yes there is! Ghmyrtle (talk) 21:20, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
PS: Next stop is to see if I can put together a stub on Willie Kizart.... Ghmyrtle (talk) 08:46, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
Just seeking to clarify your comment on the talk page - are you in support of the line "Most rock historians consider the first to be "Rocket 88"...", in the second sentence of the "Views on the first rock and roll record" section? Ghmyrtle (talk) 21:02, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
PS: Now resolved, I hope. Ghmyrtle (talk) 08:42, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

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Wooly Bully/Sam The Sham[edit]

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