User talk:Robert Merkel

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Hi Robert, Thank you for your expansion of the Keating! article, especially the detailed song summary. You attention to detail is brilliant. I have made a couple of small alterations: 1- describing "It's Time" as Blue-eyed soul rather than bossa nova, and 2- including a reference to Barry White in the "I Wanna Do You Slowly" summary. I hope you don't mind. Feel free to revert if you disagree. Altissima 02:14, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Hmmm. I'm not sure about exactly how you'd classify "It's time", maybe I'll have to ask a musician friend. I would definitely agree with the Barry White reference with "I wanna...". Thanks for giving the article further attention--Robert Merkel 04:29, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
Try imagining Spandau Ballet or Culture Club singing "It's Time" ...what do you think? Altissima 05:58, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Field hockey pitch[edit]

Copyright problems with Image:Hockey field.svg[edit]

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This Image which you claim to have created your self appears to be a copyright violation. If you can prove that you did infact create the image and the image is under your copyright then the image can remain on wikipedia. If not the image may be deleted.--Lucy-marie 15:04, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

I take your point on board and admit that I may be wrong. In my defence however I typed in "Hockey pitch" in to google and the first image to appear was an identical image on the hockey factory website. On their so that is the reason I flagged it. no malice was intended. all I simply did was say look could put this straight by proving you created the image. Instead I got another edit jumping all over it making a big deal. All I wanted was a couple of lines saying look either I'm sorry ok I did take it from them or This is how it was created by my self and they haven't properly attributed this as the source. I did not have any intention of slandering your name. I also highly doubt an employer would take wiki as a definitive reference of your character.

On an aside note why is the whole image in the imperial system and not at least metric and imperial. I understand that if you are from America primarily the imperial system is used, but America is one of only three countries in the world to do so and the only country who competitively plays hockey to do so. Could you please place the metric equivalent on the image as well?

Many thanks and I hope this is cleared up--Lucy-marie 21:31, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Thank you. As to your point about employers not using Wikipedia histories to judge character, unfortunately, what you do online is increasingly being scrutinized by employers. I think this is inappropriate, but it's happening.
As to my objection, it's not that you asked, it's that the way you went about it presumed a copyvio rather than querying first. But, in any case, I've said my piece on that.
As to adding metric, when I created the image, the distances were quoted in imperial (and are nice round numbers in imperial) in the official hockey rulebook. I think that's been changed. I'll fix the diagram when I get a chance. --Robert Merkel 01:35, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

request for comment on Hugh Hefner[edit]

Please take the time to go to Hugh Hefner's talkpage [1] and respond to the request for comment on what jerrygraf is trying to add that does not belong on Hugh Hefner's page, but belongs on PEI's, as well as the part I deleted is ment as a "controversial comment on the biography of a living person"Rogue Gremlin 04:24, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

(move Rogue Gremlin 04:24, 27 September 2007 (UTC) edit from user page - wrong place for edit - to user talk page - right place for edit - step 2)
Made judgement that edit was in wrong place; make no judgement about the content of edit. --Shirt58 (talk) 11:24, 10 January 2008 (UTC) (ps: Hi, Rob!)

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Your old user page[edit]

I've moved your old user page history from Robert Merkel to User:Robert Merkel/ancient, to correspond with User talk:Robert Merkel/ancient, since I could find no reason that it should be deleted. I like going through very old deleted contributions to find out if there's anything worth salvaging. Graham87 12:59, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

TUSC token 77efe25c30b1256b716716e33c197790[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

License for Image:Netball court.svg[edit]

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Thanks! --Sfan00 IMG (talk) 18:35, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

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Alpine National Park and Alpine Resorts[edit]

Hi Robert

I noticed that you changed the text on the Alpine NP page to say that the Falls Creek and Hotham resorts are within the park. I've altered this back to adjacent. Alpine NP is reserved under the National Parks Act and manged by Parks Victoria. The resorts are outside the park's legislated boundary and reserved under different legislation and managed by Boards of Management. Parks Vic is represented on the boards and works with the boards but the park and the resorts are independent entities.

Cheers Ian —Preceding unsigned comment added by Eanut (talkcontribs) 00:22, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

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AfD nomination of Nude celebrities on the Internet[edit]

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Some of your images are up for deletion at Commons[edit]

I noticed that a couple of images you uploaded back in 2004 (specifically, File:Castlemaine commercial building.jpg and File:Castlemaine post office.jpg) and which were later transferred to Commons have now been nominated for deletion there because their author is not explicitly stated. If, as seems likely, you created these photos yourself, could you please visit the deletion discussions for those images and say so (and change the tag on the images)? Thanks, and sorry for bothering you with this.

(Ps. If someone has already deleted those images by the time you see this message, let me know and I can restore them. Also, it seems File:Castlemaine street scene.jpg was deleted from Wikipedia earlier for the same reason; if it was also your own work, I can restore it as well.) —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 23:41, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

I can also have the images restored. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 00:07, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 23:43, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

PIoneer Able[edit]

HI. I found a duplicate of Pioneer Able picture you have submitted . The duplicate is here . According to the Thor Able vehicle was used in Pioneers 0, 1, 2 so your picture should be probably renamed and the other duplicate should be removed. -- (talk) 17:32, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Rasta Thomas[edit]

Rasta Thomas will turn 30 years old on July 18, 2011, and I would LOVE for him to be the featured article of the day on that day. I'm calling foryou your help to join in on taking this article to greatness, and giving Rasta a little love. I'm only asking you since you starting the ballet article :) --Esprit15d • talkcontribs 20:34, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

Melbourne meetup[edit]

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July WMAU Melbourne Meetup[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Medicare (Australia)[edit]

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The Article "Ear" and TAFI[edit]

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Just to let you know[edit]

You have been mentioned at Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians. Ottawahitech (talk) 15:59, 20 April 2013 (UTC)