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Hello there, welcome to the 'pedia! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If you need any questions answered about the project then check out Wikipedia:Help or drop me a line. Cheers! --maveric149


About methionine and disulfide bonds: If methionine tried to form a disulfide bond X-S-S-Y it would no longer be methionine, since it would have to lose its terminal CH3 group. So I'm 99.99999% sure the answer is no. -- Marj Tiefert, Monday, May 20, 2002


I left a note for you at Talk:Chiroptera. --Cheers! --maveric149


Good work ploughing through taxonomy! One suggestion: this comes from looking at your entry on fouquieria. The article is about a genus, and it would really be helpful in such cases if you provided a link to the family where it belongs. Eclecticology, Tuesday, May 28, 2002

Not linking the sub-classes in magnoliopsida was actually intentional. My hope was to limit the overall number of articles (could be VERY big) by restricting them to the principle classifications, and discouraging articles in the most sub-, infra-, super-, etc. categories. Any opinions? --Eclecticology

Interesting point that you make about what ITIS has done with those birds. I've been so focused on setting up the 67 orders of magnoliopsida, that I haven't given much thought to the animal kingdom. What you say about the birds does make sense. The book that I quickly put my hands on by the International Council for Bird Preservation seems to agree with you. The overriding problem in taxonomy is that no single source will always be right; ITIS is no exception to this. My thinking in using ITIS was based more on its broad comprehensiveness than any belief in its unique correctness; I'm already getting flak from cladists on my choice. For me ITIS becomes more a reference system to draw things together. My approach would be to use their system of ciconiformes as a starting point with adequate explanations of alternatives. Not everybody that uses this order name cuts as broad a swath. Some use "ciconiiformes" with a double "i" for the term as used more or less by ITIS, and reserve the single "i" form for a narrower subset. May I suggest the order "plasticiformes" for the various flamingoes and vultures that appear on lawns for certain festive occasions? --Eclecticology, Saturday, June 1, 2002


No problem about those two genera. I've used a "piping" format [Augusta (plant)|Augusta] -- This would appear as Augusta in the list but would direct to an article called "Augusta (plant)". This is a usual disambiguating technique in Wikipedia. 600 genera! while ITIS has only 79!! That should get somebody's attention! I look forward to your writing every one of them up:-) ...as if it madders. --Eclecticology, Saturday, June 1, 2002

Your last pointed red comment proves how important sleep can be. -- Ec.


"Censored.jpg" was a good article illustration at the time. After it served it's purpose it was deleted.

Space Cadet


Just wanted to drop a note saying "thanks" for cleaning up after me on the Semitic stuff, and for adding in the triconsonantal roots information in Semitic languages -- I saw it and went "D'oh! Why didn't I think of that!"  :-) Pgdudda, Friday, June 21, 2002


I'm sure you were right about "femtofortnight", so I removed it from Femto-. On the other hand, see overhand knot, and particularly Talk: Overhand knot for my observations on "spontaneous generation". Best regards, Ortolan88


Most acronyms, especially short ones, stand for several things. The extremely helpful acronym and abbreviation database at http://www.ucc.ie/cgi-bin/uncgi/acronym gives Utah, the Universities of Tennessee and Texas, and User Terminal as alternate meanings of "UT". Please be careful about redirects from acronyms. Vicki Rosenzweig, Monday, July 8, 2002


Thanks for pointing out the articles giving the convention for the tree of life. I've taken a look and the suggestions are very reasonable, so I'll try and format my future submissions according to this template. Ramin Nakisa, Sunday July 14, 2002.


The version of Bennelong that The Epopt deleted was a blank page. Nothing wrong with deleting blank pages created by newbie experiments. --maveric149


Thanks for deleting my requested blank page. Starting yesterday, I have moved dozens of articles from "Middle Earth/Gandalf" to "Gandalf" or "Gandalf (Middle-earth)", leaving behind empty pages. Is there a better way to mark empty pages for deletion than simply writing "please delete" in the edit summary? Ed Poor 08:05 Jul 23, 2002 (PDT)


Pierre; when going through the orphan images, you might try putting the filenames into my multilingual Wikipedia meta-search page. (Note that sometimes the individual searches time out, if you don't see an "X pages found" message for a language, click the individual link to load it up separately.) --Brion VIBBER 17:42 Jul 23, 2002 (PDT)


Hello Pierre, I see you're working on the Wikiproject Tree of Life. What kind of advice would you give someone who's not knowledgeable about biology? I'm taking pictures of flowers, veggies, and fruit periodically, and wanted to contribute them, but I don't want to make things more difficult for others. For instance, I just wrote a brief article on canna lily so the picture had a home, but it's an orphan and I'd love it not to be. --KQ


Ok, thanks for the tip. I'll look into it--not tomorrow, probably, and so probably also not until I get back from L.A. on August 18. --KQ


Hi Pierre. My Aramaic is definitely rusty and it could be a dialect difference, but I would have said leshana de'arama (with a shewa after the d). I could certainly be wrong though. Danny


Pierre, your change of the French characters in the Lyapunov article was unnecessary, but harmless; you are incorrect about the Cyrillic requiring UTF-8 encoding. The English wiki is encoded in ISO-8859-1, and is best viewed with ISO-8859-1 set as the default encoding. The character repertoire of the pages is, however, Unicode--but don't confuse the character set with the character encoding. So any characters you want to use that are outside the ISO set must be encoded as HTML entities, but those entities will be sent across the wire as plain old ASCII, and the browser will render the correct Unicode character, regardless of what encoding it is set for, so everyone with good fonts installed should have seen both the Cyrillic and the accented Latin characters just fine. It is only characters that are not coded as HTML entities that care what the browser encoding is, and that's always ISO-8859-1 in the English Wikipedia. Just thought I'd save you the future work. --LDC

I believe this has come up before; Pierre mentioned he uses Konqueror 2.something. At least the older Konqueror versions had terrible font management support; as I recall, unless you enable font smoothing, character references outside the document character encoding don't render, because it blindly follows that encoding when requesting a font from the X server and silently drops anything outside that range (as boxes or question marks or some such). With font smoothing enabled it was a little better; everything was Unicode internally, so as long as the currently selected font had glyphs for those characters, they got rendered... but you had to choose a font with a big enough repertoire to cover anything you expect to see, it still wasn't smart enough to check other fonts. I don't know if the 3.x Konqueror is better, I've long since given up on it in favor of Mozilla (which unfortunately is slower and hogs more memory, but work on more things that I want/need). Anyway, as explained before forcing your browser to read ISO-8859-1 pages in UTF-8 is not a good solution to your browser's bug; it's like driving on the sidewalk because traffic is slow on the street. --Brion 18:41 Aug 19, 2002 (PDT)

Sorry about missing the entire URL on coleus. I didn't remember that that was how we were supposed to do it. I'll check for other I may have missed and copy your format. --KQ 19:38 Aug 19, 2002 (PDT)


You ask why allotropy is a misnomer! The existence of various ALLOTROPES of a given element is not the result of any particular phenonmenon other than the well known principlesof chemical bonding and structural chemistry. Allotropes can be in any state(Gaseous, Liquid, solid) as in C2(gaseous), graphite vapor,solid graphite, solid diamond,solid Fullerene, gaseous fullerene. The difference is of chemical bonding and not some pheno which is the same for all of these. Please see Macmil;lan Encyclopedia of Chemistry, Ed.J.J.Lagowski,1997, Simon Schuster. User:Mercury610 22:36, Aug 23, 2002 (PDT)


Thanks for your Greek work in the Septuagint article, and for adding the etymology note. Well done! Wesley 07:52 Aug 26, 2002 (PDT)


Pierre, do you think the dynip info is relavent on the Sarnia, Ontario page? Surely they are not a significant company to the Sarnia economy or history? Frank Warmerdam


Pierre, Dynamic IP ISPs might be important to you, and I am happy that Dynip is listed on the Dynamic DSN page, but I don't feel it belongs on the Sarnia page. Every city has thousands of service companies but generally only a few would be important enought to appear on the city page.

PS. coming from Sarnia, I know that locals take great pride in the NHL hockey players that come from the area.

All this said, I am not going to remove the dynip item from the Sarnia page, but I would encourage you to reconsider it. Frank Warmerdam


Thanks, Pierre. I was too timid to do the redirect myself...... user:renata


Here is the link to the copyright violation template along with some other stuff; Wikipedia:Boilerplate text --mav


I wonder if you have been keeping an eye on the Aria Giovanni talk webpage. The situation there is out of control.

Matters have deteriorated to a highly abusive level over a website link. Of special concern is the general conduct and attitude of someone called NetEsq, who claims in his details to be a lawyer.

He has repeatedly abused anyone who opposed the idea of the website link with such tactics as net misettiquete ( eg the use of the word 'you' in capitals and bold to emphasise shouting), a poor grasp of history, the unrepentant use of such termsas Nazi, out of context quotes and attempted alienation ("only YOU opppose it").

Regardless of the rights and wrongs of his beliefs, it is very advisable to bring this most unruly and arrogant person into line.

Given that your name is on the list of persons who can ban users, I thought it advisable to bring this to your attention, before it leads to persons leaving the wikipedia - something likely to stroke Netesq's already aggressive actions.

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Hey, I'm not sure what a "box character" is. The only punctuation I remember using in those new redirects was a comma, apostrophe and circumflex (all of which I've seen in other titles). What did I do wrong? I made redirects rather than change the original because they are each alternate spellings, or at least really common typos, that I've seen in multiple places. Tokerboy 03:35 Oct 15, 2002 (UTC)


Hello Pierre, you suggested that I shall delete nonsense articles on my own. First, I'm not an administrator, thus I can't delete an article. Second, after many discussions on the mailinglist I hold the opinion that a 4-eye principle of proposal and deletion is best to avoid errornous deletion. -- JeLuF


give it some time. Im pretty sure they got them. Lir 11:22 Oct 24, 2002 (UTC)


Re the "Lyapunov" article. I'm a little puzzled about your change for the french accents. I have my browser set to UTF-8, and I always use "Alt+0233" for the e-acute. I never have anym problem with it appearing correctly, it's certainly more convenient than the ampersand format.. Eclecticology 23:17 Aug 19, 2002 (PDT)


I'm confused- what box characters??? quercus 05:47 Aug 31, 2002 (PDT)


re box charcaters- I didn't know I was- all the pages that I've put up look fine in my browser (IE 6), as far as I'm aware I havn't entered any unusual characters???

where abouts are the boxes appearing?


About Aztec mythology (and various other kinds), I group together individuals if they come in some sort of logical group on their own. I wouldn't want to give the impression that a half-dozen random gods are connected when they're not, and I think putting unrelated gods on the same page would do so. Plus, all of these may be expanded in the near future (by myself or someone else); there is probably more to say about all of them, and making a separate page for each god makes that easier--especially with variant spellings, trying to move a god about whom I just recieved new information to a new page, and moving all his alternate-spelling redirects from the old page would be complex. User:Tokerboy


Did you get permission to use the Drexel logo's? I am almost certain that if you didn't they would not approve of it. MB 16:24 Sep 30, 2002 (UTC)


LOL..

"I wish I had more to add!"

Wladimir C. Mourao Jr. wrote those famous words in self-reflection at his life's accomplishments, right before his momentary fame as the wikipedia censors came sweeping through.

My thoughts, exactly!! You're an amazing psychic, or I'm an extraordinary communicator :-)

Wladimir Mourao

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Howdy Pierre:

I just created a WikiProject for math; aka Wikipedia:WikiProject Mathematics. I'd love to see any input comments, etc. you might have. Cheers. Chas zzz brown 00:00 Nov 18, 2002 (UTC)


Thanks for the definition of Chiaroscuro... I'll have a more complete article coming _soon_. Annie


Ah. I was a bit confused by Wikipedia:Vandalism_in_progress which reads "If you don't want to call attention to your report, be sure to check the box marked "this is a minor edit" (so it won't show up in most users' recent changes)". I can see this should apply only to the "Vandalism in progress" change. Sorry. I'll leave vandalism alone then. -- Someone else 04:36 Jan 4, 2003 (UTC)

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I left a note for you at talk:Farnsworth Hirsch Fusor (or whatever the spelling is). User:Ray Van De Walker


Hi Pierre, you wrote about the meaning of Lifter in signal processing. Someone wanted to rename it to filter. Which one is correct? Please be not offended, but you seemed to have been a bit dyslexic when you wrote that article, because you also wrote gamnitude and quefrencies instead of magnitude and frequencies. -- Stw 17:09, 24 Feb 2004 (UTC)

I'm really sorry, it seems that not only you, but all mathematicians are dyslexics ;-) I just read about Cepstrum and now I understand why it's gamnitude and quefrencies -- Stw 17:15, 24 Feb 2004 (UTC)

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IE Tree[edit]

[Image:Indoeuropean_language_map.svg] Regarding the numbers and confusing language names, I have very little knowledge of what any of those mean –– I merely copied the information from an earlier JPG file to an SVG. I was curious myself as to what they meant, but couldn't find any info on it. I'll ask around – thanks for checking up. Murraybuckley 06:19, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Tulip tree[edit]

Hi Pierre - wish I could cool it! The majority preference is for the commoner usage Tulip tree, but one person keeps trying to change it back to tuliptree, insisting that is the only permisssible orthography (and ditto for Cucumber tree and cucumbertree). I'm trying to at least keep the contents of the conflicting pages the same, except for the name orthography. There's a discussion started at the end of the Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Tree_of_Life page, any thoughts you have would be welcome - MPF 12:17, 1 Mar 2004 (UTC)


Tok Pisin[edit]

Bonjour Pierre,
Je voudrais créer une Wikipedia en Tok Pisin. J'ai demandé qu'un domaine soit ouvert, cf. Wikipedia:Complete_list_of_language_wikis_available; mais je ne sais pas ce que je dois faire maintenant. Comme je voulais commencer à y travailler, j'ai ouvert une page provisoire a partir de la page d'accueil du domaine bislama. Est-ce que tu pourrais y jeter un coup d'oeil et corriger mon Tok Pisin? (Je suis un débutant complet). I see you are very busy, but I hope you would find a minute to help me.

Best.

Jean-Luc --Milaiklainim 13:22, 10 Mar 2004 (UTC)


coi[edit]

coi .pier. mi'e .filip. -- pne 12:37, 20 Apr 2004 (UTC)


Bonjour, Pierre

Thank you for the note of welcome. You may have possibly seen my name in connection with some Perl web sites I participate in, such as Perl Monks. Or it's possible you're thinking of another person with my name; believe it or not, my name (first and last) is very common among Armenians.

Vahe Sarkissian -- VSarkiss 17:46, 18 Jul 2004 (UTC)


Hi; I'd just like to say thanks for catching that etymological error on Tetraodontiformes. How embarrassing. ;) Cheers, -- Hadal 04:23, 9 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Wikipedia:U.S. Southern Wikipedians' notice board[edit]

Hey! I've created this new notice board specifically for articles related to people from the U.S. South. If you are interested in contributing, leave a message on the page and add articles you feel need to be reviewed, contributed to, or started. Mike H 21:07, Sep 29, 2004 (UTC)

Cornish Rex photo[edit]

The image you uploaded of a Cornish Rex (Image:CornishRexRopey.jpg) in June, 2002, doesn't have a copyright tag on it. Please place the appropriate tag on the photo's page. Thank you. [[User:Lachatdelarue|Lachatdelarue (talk)]] 21:55, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)


Hi, I just updated your entry on Elisabeth Elliot - you had her name spelled, "Elliott," and it appears that her name only carries one t. I also linked the page to the page I just created on her husband, Jim Elliot. Let me know if there's a problem! --Spangineer 22:32, Nov 12, 2004 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 1000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are 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 what you think at my talk page. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. -- Ram-Man (comment| talk) 18:41, Dec 8, 2004 (UTC)

Quoth: Being a Wikitraveler, I'm going to dual-license, but does that affect images too? In particular Ropey the Cornish Rex is not mine, he belongs to a friend of mine, I just uploaded the picture
Pictures that you create are not automatically included when you use a template, but you can add any special notes to the text directly before the template explaining your purpose. For instance:
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my image and text contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}
For each picture, you must still place the proper image licensing template just so those who click on the picture can track its license, but this example would probably do what you want. Make sure on WikiTravel that you also multi-license so your changes can also be used here. See my example at wikitravel:User:Ram-Man. Hope that helps! For all pictures that you do not own you cannot relicense them without permission of the author. Make sure that you make a special note on the image page alerting them to this fact. The template that you use on your user page will necessarily exclude those contributions (image and text) that you do not own the copyright to. Ram-Man (comment) (talk)[[]] 03:21, Dec 9, 2004 (UTC)

Image license[edit]

Hi! Thanks for uploading Image:Draw1.png. I notice it currently doesn't have an image copyright tag. Could you add one to let us know its copyright status? (You can use {{gfdl}} if you release it under the GFDL, or {{fairuse}}if you claim fair use, etc.) If you don't know what any of this means, just let me know where you got the images and I'll tag them for you.

If you uploaded other images, please clarify copyright for them as well, otherwise the images will eventually be deleted.

Thanks, Denni 01:39, 2004 Dec 13 (UTC)

  • The only track we can follow is the History, and you are the one and only name there. With no permissions, this image is probably doomed to erasure. Denni 03:03, 2004 Dec 13 (UTC)

Language file[edit]

Sorry, but it's not something I can do. There's a page to request this at meta:Requests for languageXX.php update. I tried asking on the #mediawiki IRC channel but no one was available to do this at the time. Angela. 21:27, Jan 4, 2005 (UTC)

You could look at the CVS archives to see who else updates language files and ask them. I think Hashar has been involved with this a bit recently, so he might be a good person to start with. Angela. 18:13, Jan 10, 2005 (UTC)


LanguageJbo[edit]

La Wikipédie lojbane n'a pas de fichier de langue au présent, et je voudrais faire marcher le choisisseur de format de date (il y a deux systèmes de nommer les mois, et selon le grammaire on doit mettre "ca" avec une forme de date et "de'i" avec une autre). J'ai mis le fichier sur meta. Pourriez-vous m'aider? -phma 01:23, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Bonjour,

Tu peux envoyer un message dans la liste de diffusion wikitech-l et demander une mise à jour du fichier.

Je regarderais çà dès que je peux :o)


Hello,

You can send an email to the wikitech-l mailing and ask a file update for LanguageJbo.php .

I will have a look at it as soon as possible :o)

Hashar 06:32, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC)

New Mathematics Wikiportal[edit]

I noticed you've done some work on Mathematics articles. I wanted to point out to you the new Mathematics Wikiportal- more specifically, to the Mathematics Collaboration of the Week page. I'm looking for any math-related stubs or non-existant articles that you would like to see on Wikipedia. Additionally, I wondered if you'd be willing to help out on some of the Collaboration of the Week pages.

I encourage you to vote on the current Collaboration of the Week, because I'm very interested in which articles you think need to be written or added to, and because I understand that I cannot do the enormous amount of work required on some of the Math stubs alone. I'm asking for your help, and also your critiques on the way the portal is set up.

Please direct all comments to my user-talk page, the Math Wikiportal talk page, or the Math Collaboration of the Week talk page. Thanks a lot for your support! ral315 02:54, Feb 11, 2005 (UTC)

New Mathematics Project Participants List[edit]

Hello Pierre, in case you missed the discussion on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Mathematics here: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Mathematics#Reformat of Participants list, I'm writing to you to let you know that I've converted the "WikiProject Mathematics Participants List" into a table. It is now alphabetical, includes links to the participant's talk page and contribution list, and has a field for "Areas of Interest". Since your name is on the list, I wanted to let you knoiw, in case you wanted to update your entry.

Regards, Paul August 20:40, Mar 19, 2005 (UTC)

New Mathematics Project Participants List[edit]

Hi Pyrop

In case you didn't follow the discussion on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Mathematics here: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Mathematics#Reformat of Participants list, I'm writing to you to let you know that I've converted the "WikiProject Mathematics Participants List" into a table. It is now alphabetical, includes links to the participant's talk page and contribution list, and has a field for "Areas of Interest". Since your name is on the list, I thought you might want to update your entry.

Regards, Paul August 15:03, Mar 22, 2005 (UTC)

Lojban wikipedia[edit]

There have been 2 request for sysop status on Lojban wikipedia. As you are the bureaucrat there, would you look at it please: m:Requests_for_permissions#Lojban_Wikipedia Thank you, it is also handy if you would make a second bureaucrat. Waerth 17:18, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

I am related on my mother's side to Alicia Lardé, who married John Nash.[edit]

Which one?

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Wikipedia in Tetum[edit]

Wiktionary adminship[edit]

I, an admin at English Wiktionary, would like to ask if you are the same user as wikt:User:PierreAbbat with no activity for long time there.--Jusjih 07:40, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Are you still interested in keeping your adminship at English Wiktionary?--Jusjih 23:22, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Survey Invitation[edit]

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Image:Astroid.svg listed for deletion[edit]

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Klinefelter's syndrome[edit]

Hey there, we're looking for a citation for the sentence "These triploid genes in XXY males may be responsible for the symptoms of Kleinfelter's syndrome." which you originally provided to the older "Klinefelter syndrome" article. I know that if I did a little research myself I could probably find a good justification/citation for it, but if you happen to have a reference handy, we'd love to see it there in the article. --MalcolmGin 14:40, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

jbo.wikipedia[edit]

Hi. I understand you are a sysop for jbo.wikipedia. Can you please have a look at jbo:Category:sutra vimcu and delete those pages that should be deleted. The index.php spambot has taken a liking to jbo.wikipedia. --Jorunn 21:35, 21 August 2007 (UTC)


Barí language[edit]

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Khemed[edit]

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AfD nomination of Hyote[edit]

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jbo.wikipedia[edit]

As your interwiki link is broken, are you the same user as jbo:User:Pier? If yes, please take a look at jbo:Wikipedia:bende_ckupau#Bot_flags. Thanks.--Jusjih (talk) 23:36, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

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Image:Liriodendron-flower.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Articles for deletion nomination of News.admin.net-abuse.email[edit]

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I have nominated News.admin.net-abuse.email, an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/News.admin.net-abuse.email. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time.
Please contact me if you're unsure why you received this message. Ten Pound Hammer, his otters and a clue-bat • (Many ottersOne batOne hammer) 02:58, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Moles[edit]

As an established editor of the article Mole (animal), your input is solicited on the Talk page to help resolve an ongoing dispute as to the nature and scope of the article. Chrisrus (talk) 16:51, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Nomination of News.admin.net-abuse.email for deletion[edit]

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A discussion has begun about whether the article News.admin.net-abuse.email, which you created or to which you contributed, should be deleted. While contributions are welcome, an article may be deleted if it is inconsistent with Wikipedia policies and guidelines for inclusion, explained in the deletion policy.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/News.admin.net-abuse.email until a consensus is reached, and you are welcome to contribute to the discussion.

You may edit the article during the discussion, including to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. Ten Pound Hammer, his otters and a clue-bat • (Otters want attention) 03:30, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

deleting "categories" page[edit]

Proposed deletion of Categories (game)[edit]

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The article Categories (game) has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

The game is not notable. There are no sources for it. A google search does not come up with much. On a personal note, I have played game with the same name with totally different rules.

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{dated prod}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. The speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Oldag07 (talk) 02:07, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

Nomination of Hardic for deletion[edit]

The article Hardic is being discussed concerning whether it is suitable for inclusion as an article according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hardic until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on good quality evidence, and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. Clarityfiend (talk) 20:24, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

4twenty42o[edit]

Threatening another person is considered harassment. This includes threats to harm another person, to disrupt their work on Wikipedia, or to otherwise harm them. Statements of intent to properly use normal Wikipedia processes, such as dispute resolution, are not threats. Legal threats are a special case of threat, with their own settled policy. Users who make legal threats will typically be blocked from editing indefinitely.

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:Ahh don't give me that bullshit. I get so sick of single purpose editors telling me this shit. No where in your extensive edit history have you reported a problem nor sought dispute resolution. Now take your complaints to the proper venue before you really piss me off and I say something you regret. - 4twenty42o (talk) 21:49, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

Is that an appropriate example of Wikipedia Policy for an Administrator with regard to civility and threats? Is this user an administrator or just posing as one? JohnLloydScharf (talk) 23:09, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear PierreAbbat,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.11.206.39 (talk) 03:50, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Science lovers wanted![edit]

Science lovers wanted!
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Hi! I'm serving as the wikipedian-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution Archives until June! One of my goals as resident, is to work with Wikipedians and staff to improve content on Wikipedia about people who have collections held in the Archives - most of these are scientists who held roles within the Smithsonian and/or federal government. I thought you might like to participate since you are interested in the sciences! Sign up to participate here and dive into articles needing expansion and creation on our to-do list. Feel free to make a request for images or materials at the request page, and of course, if you share your successes at the outcomes page you will receive the SIA barnstar! Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to your participation! Sarah (talk) 20:40, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Center pivot irrigation[edit]

Just a note, the article Center pivot irrigation that you created is currently a WikiProject Horticulture and Gardening Collaboration of the month. Northamerica1000(talk) 00:14, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Upright position (electronics)[edit]

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The article Upright position (electronics) has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

According to the external link this article is about "a position of a translated channel [in a in a frequency-division multiple access multiplexer] in which an increase signal frequency in the untranslated channel causes an increase signal frequency in the translated channel". I really don't think that's a suitable subject for an encyclopedia. There are no significant in-links. I'd have no objection in this article being replaced by a redirect if there's a suitable target article.

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. DexDor (talk) 21:00, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

Information icon Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in over one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions will be removed pending your return if you do not return to activity within the next month. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated should this occur, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e. as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised, that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions, and that you have not been inactive for a three year period of time). If you remain inactive for a three year period of time, including the present year you have been inactive, you will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFA. This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. MadmanBot (talk) 00:30, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

lojban[edit]

coi I heard that you know about Lojban? I was working on a "person" infobox on the Lojban Wikipedia, and was wondering how to translate "native name" into Lojban (as in the name that a person has in their native language). Thank you. Bradshaws1 (talk) 20:53, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Pau d'arco listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Pau d'arco. Since you had some involvement with the Pau d'arco redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Cnilep (talk) 02:48, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Your admin status (Pier)[edit]

Hello. I'm a steward. A new policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc.) was adopted by community consensus recently. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on wikis with no inactivity policy.

You meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for 2 years) on jbowiki, where you are an administrator and a bureaucrat. Since jbowiki does not have its own administrators' rights review process, the global one applies.

If you want to keep your rights, you should inform the community of the wiki about the fact that the stewards have sent you this information about your inactivity. If the community has a discussion about it and then wants you to keep your rights, please contact the stewards at m:Stewards' noticeboard, and link to the discussion of the local community, where they express their wish to continue to maintain the rights, and demonstrate a continued requirement to maintain these rights.

We stewards will evaluate the responses. If there is no response at all after approximately one month, we will proceed to remove your administrative rights. In cases of doubt, we will evaluate the responses and will refer a decision back to the local community for their comment and review. If you have any questions, please contact us on m:Stewards' noticeboard.

Best regards, Rschen7754 02:13, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Muzzle (firearms)[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, Muzzle (firearms), has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Lightbreather (talk) 19:51, 25 March 2015 (UTC)