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Vedda language[edit]

I see your edits on the language, I am morethan happy to have you collborate on a rewrite here. Thanks Taprobanus (talk) 18:42, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

2011 Battle of Tripoli[edit]

Hello. Just so you know for next time, move requests need to go on the talk page of the actual article you want to be moved, not directly on WP:Requested moves. I've moved it over to Talk:2011 Battle of Tripoli for you. Station1 (talk) 19:54, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

Many thanks! I've never done this before, and the instruction for the process seemed less than clear. Now I know, though. :-)--Paracel63 (talk) 20:08, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

Rename to Libyan Revolution[edit]

You should also cast your oppose vote and argument in the Rename to Libyan Revolution section of the discussion page of the main article on the war, not just the Rename proposals section. EkoGraf (talk) 04:26, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Many thanks for pointing this out! :-) Now it's been done.--Paracel63 (talk) 09:38, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Islands on NTC map[edit]

Those Pacific islands: look out of the range of the map to west there is little grey dot on the grey square (this island should symbolize French Polynesia) the last blue is Pitcairn and between Pitcairn and Chile coast is Easter Island belonging to Chile. Look here [1]Boniek1988 (talk) 21:53, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Hi! Thanks for input, and clarifying map. I think you're wrong (about [2]). Grey dot "in the atmosphere" at far left should be Cook Islands and/or Niue, blue at far left on map French Polynesia and the next one to the right Pitcairn. Besides that I cannot see anything in the Southern Pacific east of 180° longitude. But it's true the dots are not well positioned – the Cook Is/Niue dot placement is completely incomprehensible and the "Pitcairn" dot is in between Pitcairn and Easter Island.--Paracel63 (talk) 22:15, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, your right I've found more detailed map [3]. They squeezed those islands on Pacific. I saw in meantime on the Indian Ocean just north of Antarctic Kerguelen Islands (part of French Southern and Antarctic Lands). Boniek1988 (talk) 12:38, 6 September 2011 (UTC)
Yep. That Indian/Antarctic Ocean dot should have been blue, as both countries with possessions in the area (Australia and France) now have recognised the NTC.--Paracel63 (talk) 13:24, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

You Observations[edit]

That sir, is excatly the problem. Good day.Trying To Make Wikipedia At Least Better Than The ''Weekly World News.'' (talk) 21:51, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

You're welcome. The only problem is you seem to be at the wrong place. If you'd prefer a traditional encyclopedia, try to use one of them instead. Like Best of wishes.--Paracel63 (talk) 10:53, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

2011 civil war in Libya[edit]

/BEGINNING OF SANDBOX, from talk page on List of conspiracy theories/
(-> To do: use WP:RS and/or use sources talking about issues as conspiracies/conspiracy theories)

——————Proposed subsection to the "War" section——————

2011 civil war in Libya[edit]

During the 2011 civil war in Libya, numerous websites and blogs have purported that much is not what it seems to be. Websites such as Above Top Secret and others have brought forward "evidence" that military successes by the Libyan opposition have been mere lies[1] or being conducted by ground troops from NATO countries, Qatar or the UAE.[2] During the August invasion of Tripoli, reports have been spreading that western TV reports have been fabricated en masse in Qatari studio set-ups, citing suspect visual details in these reports by western mainstream media.[3] The western mainstream media is generally discredited and thought to be bought by their "oil hungry" governments (see New World Order and The Grand Chessboard) or being threatened to present lies by secret agents from NATO countries. The Guardian reported in 9 april of the rumours abounding, about the west wanting a divided Libya in order to control its oil[4][5]

Several of the conspiracy reports have been orchestrated by blogs and websites presenting left-wing policies and/or Russian connections.[6][7] The Russian Federation has been a fervent criticiser of the NATO operations during the civil war,[8][9] and multilingual news channel Russia Today has lent their credibility to some of the conspiracy reports. It has been using independent correspondents and known political activists[10] in their reporting from Libya and interviewed controversial figures such as Susan Lindauer.[11]

During the summer of 2011, the spread of these reports has almost gone viral, including using websites such as YouTube for the distribution of these alternative views of current events.[12]


  1. ^ "Confirmed: Misrata (Video Footage) Is Liberated By Gaddafi Volunteer Forces–Reports." Republic Report, 2011-08-16. Retrieved 2011-08-26.
  2. ^ "Intelligence Outfit: Foreign Special Forces Behind Tripoli Showdown." Prison Planet, 2011-08-23. Retrieved 2011-08-26.
  3. ^ "A Closer Look On Qatari Hollywood And The Mercenary Invasion of Tripoli.", 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2011-08-26.
  4. ^ "Libya rebels vent frustration on Nato and a silent leadership". The Guardian, 9 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
  6. ^ "Itar-tass förklarar mytomspunna detaljer kring slaget vid Tripoli." Maverablogg, 2011-08-25. Retrieved 2011-08-26. (Swedish)
  7. ^ "В нарушение всех резолюций ООН в Ливии идет наземная операция войск НАТО." ITAR-TASS, 2011-05-28. Retrieved 2011-08-26. (Russian)
  8. ^ "Putin says Libyan oil main goal of NATO campaign." RIA Novosti. 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2011-08-26.
  9. ^ "Libya: Probably best abandoned." RIA Novosti, 2011-03-17. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
  10. ^ "Rebels being gathered in Tripoli for a purpose." RT, 2011-08-26. Retrieved 2011-08-26.
  11. ^ "War for Libyan oil planned long ago, no one cares about people." RT (via YouTube), 2011-04-02. Retrieved 2011-04-26.
  12. ^ YouTube search result. Retrieved 2011-08-26.


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Bravo to you for correcting the release date of "how not to dress"!!--Classicfilmbuff (talk) 00:13, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for coming back to me. I just synchronized the info in the article, lacking time to search for references. Now I've found a good reference. So it's back to 1920. And on the Swedish Film Database, there are more info on early Garbo which doesn't quite match the current film listing in the article. Much of it is readable (through the English version) even for an Anglophone, I guess. So there is more to be done. :-)--Paracel63 (talk) 10:33, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
Fascinating! Isn't it amazing how we spend our time--digging out little details like this on a quest for accuracy. One little problem. In your first edit you write, "In late 1920, a director of film commercials for the store began casting Garbo in roles advertising women's clothing (), where she appeared during the following year." This is grammatically incorrect. Can you rewrite it? I'd do the tweak but I don't quite understand the sentence. Take care,--Classicfilmbuff (talk) 15:37, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
Btw, I see that you work on serious issues in international affairs (Libya, Pacific islands). What on earth brings you to the Garbo p. where you're researching the Swed. Film Database for obscure details about her very early, early work in commercials (she was 15 and 16 yrs old)?! You must be Swedish? In any case, you sound even weirder than I am :) --Classicfilmbuff (talk) 16:21, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
Now I reworked the undulating sentence into two sentences. Is it clearer now?
About my profile and activities on Wikipedia, they are part of me and my interests. About the Libyan issue, this was a clear case of an interesting, international current events development, where I could make a difference. This was part of a general upheaval in a part of the world not far from me. And being part of the enwp "newsdesk" on Libya, where I was sure the change was for the better, I got involved in both getting the latest news and spreading them for all to see. This strengthened my belief that Wikipedia can be a wonderful tool for spreading news.
Your philosophy is very persuasive. I never thought of it that way.
I'm Swedish, working mainly on svwp (where I've done close to 20,000 edits there so far),
20,000 edits? Holy Jeeze. (How do you translate that in Sweedish?) Then you're contributing a lot to this sorry world.
I'm a man curious of many things, which makes Wikipedia a wonderful place to be. If you're interested in finding out more, please click through my personal website. That presentation and the short presentation on my user page here on enwp says something about me as an individual.
I look forward to visiting your website.
BTW, I recently learnt that the husband of my aunt Helga was (I think) "second cousin once removed" to Greta Garbo. How about that? :-)--Paracel63 (talk) 16:48, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
Hope you don't have her mental illness (which I allude to in the article) but do have her stunning good looks, talent, and unparalled magnetism!
Went to the SFB but can't find a version in English. So if you remain interested, would be wonderful if you corrected the early work. See you later, --Classicfilmbuff (talk) 18:59, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
"Holy Jeeze!" in Swedish would be "Jösses!" or "Göta Petter!" A mean value of <15 edits a day in four years time makes for around 20,000. I'm not as good looking as she was, but quite sane. And we're only related through marriage (not through blood, as I know of yet). No version in English? There's a link to the right of the page that sends to [4]. Searching for the name Greta Garbo sends to [5]. I hope you will find this useful. :-)--Paracel63 (talk) 19:16, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
I like Josses. How do you pronounce it in English? I will introduce it into the American vernacular. Your last edit is an excellent addition! I'll get to the English version, where you identify it. I'll be interested to see your future edits to the filmography or whatever. Take care,--Classicfilmbuff (talk) 22:20, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
Hi there, went to the page, but no English versions. I looked at the Awards and of course saw that she won multiple awards in Sweden over a very long period of time. She must have won dozens of awards internationally. I wish there were some way I could compile them. I'll explore. If you have any good ideas, let me know. I'd love to get this in her legacy. By the way, what drew you to the Garbo p. to begin with? Are you a fan?--Classicfilmbuff (talk) 22:33, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
"Jösses": see Wikipedia:IPA for Swedish and Norwegian for info. Garbo: Go beyond the lacking plot summaries and excerpt the rest of the database info if useful. Use Google Translate where needed. Fan? No. Please visit my website for info on my scope of interests. Now I'll let classic filmbuffs make editions to the Greta Garbo article, while I'll pursue other fields of interest for a while. ;-) BTW, your user page looks a bit empty – why not add something? :-) Best of wishes.--Paracel63 (talk) 01:12, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

A Tesla Roadster for you![edit]

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Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia! Gg53000 (talk) 20:52, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

A Tesla Roadster for you![edit]

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Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia! Gg53000 (talk) 20:52, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks (twice). Face-smile.svg 95 percent of my edits are on svwp, but nevertheless. All the best.--Paracel63 (talk) 20:59, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks I'll fix the links. Best of wishes.--Paracel63 (talk) 12:41, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

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Re: (User talk:ais523) Many thanks for the tool[edit]

I've been looking into it, but it doesn't seem reasonably possible without a lot of false positives. The problem is that MediaWiki's template syntax is pretty complex as it is; matching the brackets is hard even on correct code, and on incorrect code, there are too many ways to get it slightly wrong. Something like {{template|{{{arg|{{template|value}}}}}} is wrong, but it's almost impossible for a computer to figure out how it's wrong (and without looking at the names, a human would probably be hard-pressed to work out how to correct it).

Something I've been considering is just highlighting any braces that, according to the parse, aren't template syntax, but that runs into problems with <nowiki> (brackets there aren't meant to be matched). It might nonetheless be helpful, I guess? --ais523 19:49, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi! Thanks for getting back to me! Yes, I understand the problem. The mix of different coding techniques and nested bracketing in Wikipedia articles and templates is far from perfect/transparent. Without the "Show preview" button there would be a lot more editing mistakes. Face-wink.svg But your code is quite useful as is, and I'm very grateful for you making it. Best of wishes.--Paracel63 (talk) 19:55, 25 April 2015 (UTC)