User talk:Samsara

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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:

Million award logo.svg This user won the Million Award for bringing Hydrogen to Featured Article status.
Million award logo.svg This user won the Million Award for bringing Charles Darwin to Featured Article status.


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)

Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates/Red_Skelton[edit]

I suppose, if two people who know photography suggest something, you should at least try an alternative. I've uploaded one. I may be overreacting from one too many people seeing one of my restorations of sepia toned images, and immediately desaturating it and suggesting it as an alt, which makes you somewhat resistant. That may be an overreaction in this case, given photographic prints' contrast can be adjusted readily by changing development time from the negative. Adam Cuerden (talk) 06:01, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

August 2014[edit]

Information icon Welcome to Wikipedia. It might not have been your intention, but your recent edit removed maintenance templates from Leica X2. When removing maintenance templates, please be sure to either resolve the problem that the template refers to, or give a valid reason for the removal in the edit summary. If this was a mistake, don't worry, as your removal of this template has been reverted. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia, and if you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. When removing maintenance tags, please ensure you have resolved the problems those tags refer to. In the case of this article, I tagged this article with a notability tag as you have not asserted anywhere in the article why this particular product is notable and why it merits an encyclopedic entry. This concern was not addressed before you removed the tag. Adam Black talkcontribsuploadslogs 05:50, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Hello, Samsara. You have new messages at Adamblack93's talk page.
Message added 17:46, 13 August 2014 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Adam Black talkcontribsuploadslogs 17:46, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Samsara,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Bos grunniens at Yundrok Yumtso Lake.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on September 4, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-09-04. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:42, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Historicity of Jesus[edit]

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Yes check.svg Done Samsara (FA  FP) 10:41, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Retrospective diagnoses of autism[edit]

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Yes check.svg Done Samsara (FA  FP) 10:41, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Nash Grier[edit]

Hello.

How do I add a protection level to Nash Griers page for a longer extended time? Please, tell me how, not that it's doesn't need to be done because I wouldlike to extend the protection on his page... Frenchman101 15:47, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

It's still semi-protected until 17th Sept. If vandalism continues, the protection will be renewed. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that protection is not to be used to advance a position in an edit war. Regards, Samsara (FA  FP) 17:26, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Instead of reverting[edit]

If You had payed attention to this link http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/10877137/D-Day-French-torn-over-criminal-British-and-American-D-Day-bombings-of-Caen.html You would have found support of the mentioned D-day civilian death toll (a bit down), a better source than a thesis. (However the idea of Wehrmacht being so kind "to move most the civilian population away from the potential battle zone" remains as a silly statement, in my opinion.) Boeing720 (talk) 12:06, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

  1. You might be talking to the wrong person, since I did not revert any edits made by you. However, since you posted here, I'll give you my 2 cents.
  2. I don't share your view that a peer-reviewed academic thesis is a worse source than a newspaper.
  3. Whether you think something is a silly statement is irrelevant to Wikipedia.
  4. What you've put in quote marks does not appear in the material you oppose.
  5. It seems to me that you are trying to present material as irreconcilable when that is not the case. If you take a step back and a deep breath, you may realise that the material you are trying to contribute can form part of a consensus article on the subject. My experience is that "the truth", if sourceable, will eventually establish itself in an article. However, if you're not willing to wait that long, you may have to collaborate with the other editors towards an accepted revision. As part of that process, you may have to abandon your position that sources that do not agree with your POV are "silly".
Regards,
Samsara (FA  FP) 12:55, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
It was just that You moved my two links to my talk-page. I think the Telegraph is a better source than a thesis, but I havn't used the negative word "worse". I still believe - also after taken Your suggested deep breath, that following statement "The Germans had ordered French civilians, other than those deemed essential to the war effort, to leave potential combat zones in Normandy." is of harm to the article in general, pure nonsens and silly in my humble opinion. I find the statement so strange that it ought to require more than one single thesis source. I've stated before, some civilians were moved from the entire coastline from Brittany to the Netherlands, but due to military installations. Which civilian Frenchmen were "essential" to the German war effort, by the way ? And why only in Normandy ? I'm only asking of You to reflect about it, does the statement really feel logical ? Wouldn't one more source be better ?. If You don't agree with me, fine. I don't think we need to argue this further. Reguards Boeing720 (talk) 15:18, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Albums/Album article style guide[edit]

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Yes check.svg Done 01:23, 1 September 2014 (UTC)