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Bronze wing again[edit]

  • Neutral. Seems oversharpened, esp. in the neck feathers. Samsara (talk  contribs) 12:35, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
    • Interesting - considering you were happy enough to support this... --Fir0002 22:45, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
      • Fir, can you stop following me around? This may be the last warning you will get before I take this further. Samsara (talk  contribs) 04:12, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
        • "...before I take this further" - now what do you mean by that threat? Keep it civil Samsara - what are you hiding from? I was just pointing out a strong inconsistency, if not a double standard in your voting - which needless to say is counter-productive to the FPC process. And commenting on this page as I frequently do, and having a nomination I have voted on in my watchlist is hardly "following you around". --Fir0002 07:45, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
          • I'm talking about dispute resolution. Harrassment is not acceptable on Wikipedia. Please let me know if you feel that we need to enter dispute resolution right away. Otherwise please limit your behaviour to sensible and constructive comments, not just towards me, but also towards other users, or dispute resolution will be our only option. Regards, Samsara (talk  contribs) 09:07, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
            • I have no dispute with you Samsara, and as far as I can tell from a quick look at WP:DR the dispute resolution process is mainly applied to article revert wars - hardly applicable here. What I do have is an issue with what I see as inconsistent voting (which I can only assume is sourced in some kind of personal bias) disrupting the FPC process. What were your motives behind supporting this nom despite clear over sharpening (later removed by uploader) and finding fault in this image for oversharpening? That is what I wish to be explained. Although this image may be approaching over sharpening it is no where near the levels of oversharpening in the Venessa nom. Duplicity isn't healthy for FPC and waving a dispute resolution is only muddying the waters... --Fir0002 10:02, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
              • I don't think you understand. It is your behaviour that is at issue here. You have demonstrated in the past that you will dig through previous comments of mine and try to concoct some inconsistency in my voting to then justify an attack on my integrity. You are actually harassing me. Digging through previous comments is clear evidence of wikistalking, as is the fact that you have commented in this way repeatedly. Wikistalking needs to be dealt with. It is surprising that you attack me in this way and demand explanations when I am one of the editors who have gone furthest in writing down the criteria they use to judge pictures, and tried to collaborate with others to develop clearer guidelines than currently exist. It is you who simply cannot accept my opinion as valid. I was really hoping that you would be able to understand what you are doing, and refrain from it in future. Yours in hope, Samsara noadmin (talk) 11:01, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

You know that kind of archiving looks really bad - it just serves to strengthen the perception that you don't have a reason for your inconsistent voting. In which case I would request that in the interests of fair and useful evaluation of images on the FPC page you try not to do this in the future. Regards, --Fir0002 01:50, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

And your message really looks like you are insisting on picking a fight. Anyone is allowed to "vote" for anything for any reason. It is up to the closer to decide which "votes" to take into consideration based on the reasoning. Some things about pictures are subjective and there are going to be differences of opinions, this is life. Since you are not the policeman of anyone's brain but your own, I suggest you let it go. pschemp | talk 02:50, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

In the comment above, pschemp was replying to Fir, not to me. Samsara (talk  contribs) 07:51, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Template:Dmoz[edit]

Hello. I see your vote at the Wikipedia:Templates_for_deletion/Log/2006_December_15#Template:Dmoz. I agree with you.

Best regards, nejron (talk) 12:48, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

secret museum[edit]

I suppose I should not have used rollback. I was aware of the problem, but you had not solved it, had you? Johnbod (talk) 18:15, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

It was not solvable in the time I had available, and I believe my edit summary clearly indicated what the problem was. Reverting to another broken state was not a sensible course of action. Samsara (talk  contribs) 18:17, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Of course it was. Now the article has a working picture again. Johnbod (talk) 19:31, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Image:Japanese Squirrel.jpg[edit]

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Your nomination for featured picture status, Image:Japanese Squirrel edit2.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. MER-C 04:44, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Chester cathedral[edit]

Thanks for your feedback at the FPC. This is (so far) an unedited shot saved to jpg from the original nef file with maximal quality vs filesize. I've checked the original and it also has 'grain' in the sky - I think this is from the 800 ISO I was using (I shot it hand held). I can return with tripod for a lower ISO speed and maybe a little earlier to get a better balance. In the meantime I'll see what improvements can be made with photoshop - any idea what can be done with the sky? Regards --Joopercoopers (talk) 00:57, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

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Unfortunately, that's what the bot is designed to do - place warnings on the talk pages of users who created stuff up for speedy deletion if the taggers forget/neglect/elect not to. That includes my disposal of image description pages whose entire contents (being {{fpc|whatever}}) aren't applicable anymore. There's zilch I can do about the bot (except apply for adminship, which isn't a pleasant experience).

In short, don't place {{fpc}} on Commons hosted images. MER-C 06:50, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Image:Caligo eurilochus 3 Richard Bartz.jpg[edit]

Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, Image:Caligo eurilochus 3 Richard Bartz.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. MER-C 07:49, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

P.S. sorry for the confusion re: CSDWarnBot. Though my point still stands: you could have avoided the whole saga by not placing {{fpc}}. MER-C 07:49, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Naples[edit]

I thought we were supposed to be getting on with writing articles (though not you apparently)? You continue to ignore the fact that the image worked fine for me (at thumb at least) before you got involved. You presumably went half-way into the problem, initially making things worse. Since my only experience of you has been joining your pal on the sidelines of the ludicrous FAC, and reverting referenced material, and since your edit summary gave no indication you were going to return and sort the problem out, I restored what seemed to be an ok picture. Pschemp reverted this with a screaming edit summary directing me to look at the image, which I did, and then restored it as it looked ok. I would take your comments about civility more seriously if they were clearly not one-sided. I am delighted you have now sorted the matter out, which I would certainly not know how to do, and see no point on discussing the matter further. Johnbod (talk) 17:27, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

bio star[edit]

Aw gee thanks... that Gomphus floccosus picture was wooking pwetty wonewy all on its own so I just had to flesh it out a bit....cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 21:03, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

FPC[edit]

Hi, can you make your crucial vote whether you support the original picture or the alternative here? You vote is very important to determine which picture will gain the FPC standard. Dengero (talk)

There's no rush. You still have another three days. MER-C 06:16, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

gf[edit]

Hi Debivort, I just noticed you invoking good faith [1] in what I perceive to be a marginal case. W.r.t. good faith, and leaving aside the issue that it the corresponding Wikipedia namespace document was downgraded from policy to guideline for unrelated reasons, to keep this short, I'd recommend you take a look at Wikipedia:Templates for deletion/Log/2006 December 22#Template:Civil1, which is just one case where it was established by community consensus that accusing the opposite side of incivility or bad faith (which I see as closely related, and I suspect others would as well) tends to polarise an issue and build walls that make it difficult to maintain a constructive discussion. Perhaps you'll reconsider your use of GF as an argument in the light of this.

Best regards,

Samsara (talk  contribs) 16:06, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Well, gee... I think assuming good faith is critical to collaborative efforts. Being accused of ignoring the criteria is rather insulting, or at the very minimum, presumptuous and unconstructive. As for your TfD link, I wasn't using boilerplate. I wrote the whole comment from scratch - and stick by it. Thanks for the note though. de Bivort 16:43, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Reflection[edit]

That's a bit beyond me I'm afraid, all I did was a bit of clone-stamp on diffuse setting to remove this linear reflection old image with reflection. Tim Vickers (talk) 20:36, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. Samsara (talk  contribs) 20:42, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Southern elephant seal[edit]

Can we translate the info on the French aticle into English and transfer it over here? Bobisbob (talk) 03:25, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome[edit]

Thanks mate. I'm hoping that I can do some more work on here. Last year was very busy, and I spent most my holidays in the field so I had no internet access. I don't imagine this year will be any less busy, but I'll try to spend more of my spare time on here rather than wasting it on tv etc. --liquidGhoul (talk) 13:23, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Featured Picture comment[edit]

"Don't ever ask me for another favour if you're not going to bother to defend your own suggestion that I've thus championed."

You're joking, right? Don't tell me you've been on Wikipedia since '03 and you have no manners. Kitkatcrazy (talk) 16:11, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Image:Asteracea poster 3.jpg[edit]

An alternative to my Asteracea poster was nominated, just in your honour... I have included a flower of Galactites tomentosa, of the Carduoideae subfamily. It was quite difficult to mask the flower and I'm a little clumsy with the editing software. What do you think? -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 01:10, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Gomphus floccosus on main page for another few hours....[edit]

Well, hopefully you'll see it before its gone but anyway....cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 06:17, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Image:Kutia kondh woman 3.jpg[edit]

Kutia kondh woman.JPG
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Bye[edit]

Sunset at Huntington Beach.jpg

Samsara has left the building.

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Image:Greater Yellowlegs2.jpg‎[edit]

Greater Yellowlegs2.jpg
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AfD nomination of Human[edit]

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WP:DGF[edit]

Hello, I noticed that you have made a number of insightful comments on the talk page of WP:Assume good faith and that you have done some work on the article as well.

I recently added a new section "Demonstrate good faith", shortcut WP:DGF, which I think addresses some of the concerns you had in the past about the application of the AGF principle. I would love to hear feedback and please feel free to edit it all you want. --❨Ṩtruthious ℬandersnatch❩ 21:43, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Concholepas concholepas[edit]

I saw that was member of wikproject Gastropods, would you like to take a look at the Concholepas concholepas article and se if you want to improve it? Dentren | Talk 10:31, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

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AfD nomination of Literotica[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Samsara,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:Japanese Squirrel edit2.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on July 17, 2008. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2008-07-17. howcheng {chat} 23:51, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Also,

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One more:

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Next:

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AfD nomination of Linux For You[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of File:P ocularis USGS.jpg[edit]

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An image you were involved with at FPC has been nominated for delisting[edit]

Please be sure to comment if you like. --I'ḏOne 20:45, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

Notice - Featured portal review/Biology[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Featured portal review/Biology. -- Cirt (talk) 13:21, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Request input on PR for GNOME[edit]

Hello, I saw via page analysis that you are one of the top editors of the Ubuntu OS article. I recently submitted GNOME for PR and would greatly appreciate your input at Wikipedia:Peer review/GNOME/archive2 or Talk:GNOME. Thanks! –Paul M. Nguyen (chat|blame) 02:51, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Istiophorus platypterus.jpg[edit]

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Possibly unfree File:Istiophorus platypterus.jpg[edit]

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welcome back - thought you might be interested in......[edit]

this --> Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Biology#Consensus_how_scientific_names_are_displayed_in_the_lead_of_species_articles_listed_under_common_names Cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 23:12, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:FOSS personalities[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Mentor (statistics)[edit]

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File:Antibiotic resistance.gif listed for deletion[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:James's Flamingo mating ritual.jpg[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Ecnomiohyla rabborum 2[edit]

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File:Undelete markup.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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MfD nomination of Wikipedia:Requests for watching[edit]

Wikipedia:Requests for watching, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:Requests for watching and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Wikipedia:Requests for watching during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 08:27, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

GFDL[edit]

There is a discussion at Commons:Commons_talk:Featured_picture_candidates#Proposal:_Change_to_FP_criteria_for_new_nominations:_disallow_.22GFDL_1.2_only.22_and_.22GFDL_1.2_and_an_NC-only_license.22. Please participate. -- Jkadavoor (talk) 16:43, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

Raining cats, dogs and kiwi[edit]

Copied back to Talk:Kiwi#Excessive_wiki_linking

Fixes made at FAC[edit]

Just so you know, fixes have been made relating to your comments at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Strepsirrhini/archive1. Images have been cleaned up (to the best of my ability), I have attempted to copyedit the text, and I have requested clarification about the placement of one image. If you have a moment, I would appreciate your reply. Best. – Maky « talk » 02:01, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Pentax X-5[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:08, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

Camera classes[edit]

Any order does not mean a degradiation. Please see that the Nikon D5200 is in the same line as the D4. Pentax can be made the same style, if overview is acceptable. Tagremover (talk) 12:07, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

Under "Cameras that support time-lapse still image capture with a built-in intervalometer", you've differented Nikon's DSLRs by product line and listed the MILCs separately; however, for Pentax, you've lumped a MILC, a flagship DSLR, and an entry level DSLR. Under "Cameras that support automatic and autonomous time-lapse video creation", you have gone as far as to lump a bridge camera, a MILC and a DSLR for Pentax. There is no way that this is acceptable under WP:NPOV. Samsara (FA  FP) 12:15, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
I can't see the problem. You are a proud Pentax user? Tagremover (talk) 12:21, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
I'm beginnig to wonder if you understand anything I've said so far. Can you confirm for me that you understand the difference between a MILC and a bridge camera, and that you understand that the Nikon 1 series as well as the Pentax Q and K-01 are MILC cameras, while the X-5 is a bridge camera and the K-5 a flagship DSLR, with the K-30 an entry level DSLR? Do you understand that these are different classes of product? Do you understand that when you make a distinction between different classes of DSLR for Nikon, you must also do so for Pentax in order to avoid bias? Samsara (FA  FP) 12:26, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
Can you please say anything to my already given arguments in the comments? D4=D5200? Tagremover (talk) 12:30, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
I don't see why I should answer your questions if you don't answer mine. My talkpage is not your personal soap box. If you want to engage in discussion, engage in discussion.
Now, I'll pay you this unreturned courtesy just once: What you are putting forward is a strawman concession. You are not being consistent across the two sections, and you've provided no replies to the points I've raised. This is not about reaching some kind of compromise between us, this is about satisfying NPOV, and right now, your editing is failing on that. Samsara (FA  FP) 12:38, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

Peer Review of Flying Spaghetti Monster[edit]

Hi! I have listed Flying Spaghetti Monster for peer review at Wikipedia:Peer review/Flying Spaghetti Monster/archive1. any input on how to improve the article would be very much appreciated. Thanks! --

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Bos grunniens at Yundrok Yumtso Lake.jpg[edit]

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Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Bos grunniens at Yundrok Yumtso Lake.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Julia\talk 17:40, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

Amphibian FAC[edit]

You made some comments on the Amphibian FAC page and I, you and others have tried to address the issues you raised. This FAC has now been nominated for just over a month and although several people have supported its candidacy, nobody has actually opposed it. Your comments voiced the most criticism of the article and I think its final success is not assured. When one has put a lot of effort into an article, it would be disappointing if it were to fail at the final hurdle. Do you have any more matters that you consider need attention? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:16, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject Brands[edit]

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Hello, Samsara.

You are invited to join WikiProject Brands, a WikiProject and resource dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of brands and brand-related topics.
To join the project, just add your name to the member list. Northamerica1000(talk) 07:23, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Camera lens lists[edit]

Hi, noticed your work on Fisheye lens and wondered if you have any input on the list at Superzoom. It looks to me to be mostly a WP:LINKFARM that needs to be trimmed back (90%) to WP:LIST, but other suggestions would be welcome. Fountains of Bryn Mawr (talk) 14:53, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

I don't know if it's only from you or it was decided by someone else, but I wanna take the time to say thank you for the page protection on the Drag Race season 5 page! I requested it earlier in January and it was declined. I am so happy it's finally protected because not only me but a lot of people had to revert the vandalism. Anyways, thank you! ─ Fabzzz talk 05:13, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Thank you also for protecting the Normandy landings page. Frankly, I have been disgusted by some of the "edits". My own father was one of the very many killed in this campaign and some of the contributions are an insult to their memory. Many thanks & regards, David J Johnson (talk) 19:37, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Spelling Mistake[edit]

This page: The word "trumpeteer" should be "trumpeter". (First paragraph). 91.85.61.182 (talk) 22:28, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

               you did protect it, so i though i would irritate you...91.85.61.182 (talk) 22:28, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland[edit]

I'm just dropping you a quick note about a new Wikipedian in Residence job that's opened up at the National Library of Scotland. There're more details at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Scotland#Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland. Richard Symonds (WMUK) (talk) 14:59, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Normandy landings[edit]

Hello Samsara, Could I please draw your attention to recent changes in the Normandy landings article. An unregistered editor is making alterations to the participants/flags in the conflict, which have already been agreed some time back. I wonder if it is time for full protection and maybe action against this unregistered editor? Your advice/action would be appreciated. Regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 20:21, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Harlem Shake[edit]

If vandalism continues in this article "Harlem Shake (song)" after its protection expires, request to semi-protect it "indefinitely in response to an ongoing risk of vandalism". VGPHD (talk) 20:07, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

This is not how you request page protection. You do so WP:RFPP. Also, don't edit the page's protection template, it is not your job to do that. TheStickMan[✆Talk] 21:52, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

World Digital Library Wikipedia Partnership - We need you!
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Hi Samsara! I'm the Wikipedian In Residence at the World Digital Library, a project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO. I'm recruiting Wikipedians who are passionate about history & culture to participate in improving Wikipedia using the WDL's vast free online resources. Participants can earn our awesome WDL barnstar and help to disseminate free knowledge from over 100 libraries in 7 different languages. Multilingual editors are welcome! (But being multilingual is not a requirement.) Please sign up to participate here. Thanks for editing Wikipedia and I look forward to working with you! SarahStierch (talk) 21:11, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

File:Tree of life.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Tree of life.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 10:04, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

Million Awards[edit]

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For your contributions to bring hydrogen (estimated annual readership: 1,996,000) and Charles Darwin (estimated annual readership: 4,080,000) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you two Million Awards. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment-- very few Wikipedians have significantly contributed to two articles on this list. Thanks for all you do for our readers. -- Khazar2 (talk) 03:04, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

The Million Award is a new initiative to recognize the editors of Wikipedia's most-read content; you can read more about the award and its possible tiers (Quarter Million Award, Half Million Award, and Million Award) at Wikipedia:Million Award. You're also welcome to display this userbox:

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If I've made any error in this listing, please don't hesitate to correct it; if for any reason you don't feel you deserve it, please don't hesitate to remove it; if you know of any other editor who merits one of these awards, please don't hesitate to give it; if you yourself deserve another award from any of the three tiers, please don't hesitate to take it! -- Khazar2 (talk) 03:04, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Just to let you know -- Missing Wikipedians[edit]

You have been mentioned at Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians. XOttawahitech (talk) 14:34, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Samsara,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Ecnomiohyla rabborum.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on November 10, 2013. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2013-11-10. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:43, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Emmett Till Biliography[edit]

Hi, sorry! I'm trying to add an entry to the bibliography, "Charge Two with Lynch Death of 14-Year-Old" by Marty Richardson in the anthology, Reporting Civil Rights. pt. 1. American journalism, 1941-1963. p. 211-213 so that I can try and cite it properly above. But it appears protected? I'm new and a complete noob. ty! Danielle Geller (talk) 19:24, 13 December 2013 (UTC)