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Again, welcome! - UtherSRG 20:29, 20 Feb 2004 (UTC)


I liked the info you added about Ken Livingstone. With regard to the headings, though, the prior version ("External links" instead of "External Links") is the approved Wikipedia style, so I changed them back. See Wikipedia:Manual of Style (headings). JamesMLane 15:18, 2 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Ramesses[edit]

Hi there, Paul (or James). I see you just moved Ramses to Ramesses -- please take a look at Wikipedia:How to rename (move) a page. To move a page, you should use the "move this page" command and not cut&paste the content from one article to another, because that way we lose all the previous editing history. It can be fixed, and it's not a major problem on a lousy disambig page like Ramesses, but it could well get you into hot water on a more controversial article.

Re the choice between the two (three) spellings, is that a layman/expert thing? Britannica and Encarta both use Ramses (which I thought was the more modern use, after learning Ramesses all those years ago at school), but I see a lot of Ramesses on .eg sites (SCA, Zahi Hawass). What's your take on that? Hajor 18:01, 12 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Wow, a professional Egyptologist! I look forward to seeing you rewrite some of my more amateurish and inaccurate articles on Ancient Egyptian affairs. Re replying here or there: I've been moving to the back-and-forth style (like this) of late -- it ensures the other party's going to see the message, and it makes following the conversation a tiny bit more cumbersome for outsiders. I've been having a look at www.ancientneareast.net/ too: impressive endeavour, well done! (Among the first things I noted was that your article on Ahmose is streets ahead of the one here...) Best, Hajor 19:14, 12 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Moore section in Bush article[edit]

Sorry for deleting your section, just felt it was not appropriate. Maybe a note about Moore can be included in another way since it is unique for Bush to get such a strong opposition from prominent film-makers, musicians and others and that this opposition is so successful in spreading its message. Get-back-world-respect 12:13, 20 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Ancient Egypt wikiproject[edit]

Are you aware of the recently started Wikipedia:WikiProject Ancient Egypt? We'd appreciate your input there, if you have a moment or two. Lively discussion so far mostly on the talk page. Regards, Hajor 21:51, 31 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Ramesses/Ramses[edit]

Hi, could you please add a note on Talk:Ramesses to explain why you moved the page from the most commonly used English form (which is the Wikipedia rule for page names) to something else? In particular, that page says:

The Wikipedia is not a place to advocate a title change in order to reflect recent scholarship. The articles themselves reflect recent scholarship but the titles should represent common usage.

Not that I particularly object to using the scholarly convention for the spelling (as you can see from my comments on the Talk: page, after I gave the carefully-gathered statistics on the most common spelling variants in use), but if you're going to not follow the Wikipedia rules, you should explain why, someplace where everyone can find it. Are you going to do all the pages for the individual pharaohs too? If so, remember you need to check on What links here and fix all the references, to avoid the extra redirect. Noel 17:39, 4 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for getting back to us about that. I'll lend a hand with renaming everything into consistency, getting rid of double links, etc. Noel 14:41, 29 Sep 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 2000 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:

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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)

Archaeology question?[edit]

How would one set about getting an independent confirmation of authencity on an ushabti. I'm planning on loaning one to the Michelson Museum of Art and they need independent confirmation (I'd kind of like one myself, just on to be on the safe side.) Its supposed to be from the Late period, I believe. I'd also like to upload a picture of it for the ushabti article, so it's relevant to wikipedia. I'd appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks. -JCarriker 21:26, July 11, 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Community Portal[edit]

James, are you planning to inform me (and indirectly, everyone else with the same concern) where you're moving my comment to? Or did you just delete it, thinking that my concern was too minor even to address?

The community portal should serve the community. Please don't sweep concerns under the rug via the Wikipedia:minor edit checkbox. Uncle Ed 14:50, August 8, 2005 (UTC)

Article Improvement Drive[edit]

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cold war AID[edit]

I accidently removed the AID tags the first time, but the reason the article tag was removed a second time (not by me) is that some people think the tags should only go on the talk page. May the Wiki be with you--ragesoss 19:32, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

Re: Cold War[edit]

Thanks for the kind words, regarding my work on the Cold War. Who knows? Maybe we can make it good enough to be a Featured Article. -- Clevelander 00:37, 18 February 2006 (UTC)


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CSIRO is ACOTF[edit]

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Sculpture stubs[edit]

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Woy Woy[edit]

I'd just like to take the chance to thank you for fixing up the stub, Woy Woy, and making it more encyclopedic. It was on my to-do list, and still is (citation etc.), bu you sure have made my job easier. Thanks. --Killfest2 05:59, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

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Award[edit]

This Wikidefender Barnstar is awarded to Dr. Paul James Cowie for tireless efforts to defend Wikipedia from all the evil people and maladroits. Well done!! Lord Lubbuka Das 14:19, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

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Photo[edit]

Hi, just started an article on the Cyprus Museum and wandered if you would be willing to transfer the photo you entered on wikitravel over to wikipedia for use in this article. Cheers! StephP

AfD nomination of Gilgamesh in popular culture[edit]

Gilgamesh in popular culture, an article you created, has been nominated for deletion. We appreciate your contributions. However, an editor does not feel that Gilgamesh in popular culture satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in the nomination space (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and the Wikipedia deletion policy). Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Gilgamesh in popular culture and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Gilgamesh in popular culture during the discussion but should not remove the articles for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. -- Jreferee (Talk) 02:48, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Juan Kouyoumdjian[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Gil Stein (archaeologist)[edit]

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I have now nominated this article for deletion. PatGallacher (talk) 11:12, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

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