User talk:Samwaltz

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Contents

FNORD[edit]

Hi! This is Icarus!, being non-Wiki (I'm not logged in...), saying thanx for the work on the Discordianism page! Keep it up!24.176.20.60 17:41, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Category:Anti-folk music[edit]

Remember to make categories alphabetical do the following: [[Category:Anti-folk music|Woes, The]] and [[Category:Anti-folk music|Bragg, Billy]] (I was screwing this up too.) -MrFizyx 18:50, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Hey Samwaltz, I left you a reply over on my talk page. -MrFizyx 20:20, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

lool[edit]

come and talk to me baby Angry Gnome

Language proficiency[edit]

I'm sorry I prodded your article so quickly. It just looked nonsensical to me. I'm a pretty smart guy, bachelor's and master's degrees in languages, and I didn't have enough context to understand it. It seems, however that you are making progress. In the future, just remove the proposed deleton tag if you intend to fix the article, and that almost always saves the article. Good luck, and if you need any advice from someone familiar with what gets articles deleted, message me. I could look over your stuff in the future and let you know what needs to be added. Also, sometimes it's best to write the whole article on your userspace and then transfer it to mainspace. That's the best way to avoid speedy deletion and probably proposed deletion. Good luck! Erik the Rude 01:05, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

[edit]

That's fine, though it's a little large. The Image page for the new logo does need a source, and I copied the text from my original upload. --JohnDBuell 14:02, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

GAPP[edit]

That's the first I've heard about it actually.

Caron[edit]

Survey etiquette[edit]

If you are posting on talk pages, asking experienced editors to give their opinion on an issue, make sure not to use language that may suggest bias.

Good: "Hey, Bob, could you tell me what you think about this discussion? I think your input could help"

I am using the exact copy from the survey guideline in order not to get accused/blocked for recruiting. Could you please check the discussion there, Bob?

85.70.5.66 08:28, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

Ummm... I'm missing something. I've never edited the Caron talk page, or the article, for that matter. samwaltz 16:39, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

Digital phone line[edit]

while I am no expert on phone lines in the UK, many of the phone lines there are ISDN lines, this is a digital line which uses only a single pair (RJ-11) and can transmit data at 128K

I'll see it[edit]

Hi,

Thank you. I'll see it today or tomorrow.--Sa.vakilian 05:27, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Boston Tea Party[edit]

Funny, just minutes ago I was thinking how, with the current definition of "terrorist" used by Homeland Security, the resistance movements during WW II against the Nazis would have been considered terrorist organizations. Yet I feel it is wrong to label the BTP a "terrorist incident in the US", for several reasons. (1) For historical accuracy: the US did not exist at the time, and the definition was not in force then; it is furthermore not a "generally accepted definition". (2) More strongly, I think the definition is unacceptable, and Wikipedia must not be seen taking a stance as if accepting the Bush administration's warped world view as gospel. (3) Attempts at such labelling violate, in my opinion, WP:POINT and WP:SOAP. (4) A far better recourse would be to incorporate this example in sections dealing with criticism of the definition in the CFR. The last approach requires finding a reputable source voicing or reporting this criticism, which ought not to be terribly hard. A completely diametrical approach is that of Chomsky, who uses the US Code definition to argue that the US is a leading terrorist state.[1] --LambiamTalk 05:50, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, I just commented, but I'm not sure you will agree with what I said. I don't think it should be labelled an act of terrorism because I believe the recent definitions of terrorism that include property destruction are absolutely ridiculous. Thanks for the head's up though. Ungovernable ForceThe Wiki Kitchen! 06:11, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
HTHJessesamuel 15:32, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

I commented. --Tjss(Talk) 16:15, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

A very interesting issue. I'll take a look... GregorB 17:38, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Your list IS worthwhile despite some deletionsists' point of view[edit]

The list (accredited schools) you created is/was up for deletion. I want you to know there is a place for it: http://wikitistics.com . No one will be able to nominate it for deletion because it fits one simple rule: it's a statistic, list, or figure. Good luck with your endeavors!Joe 02:53, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Pro-sentence[edit]

Hi. I fixed a minor formatting problem and added Japanese for your examples. Will have to think about the rest of it; have added it to my watchlist. --RJCraig 08:18, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Mensa vandalism[edit]

The thing is that a statement which in reference to an ethnic group would clearly be racism is still offensive when it's only applied to Mensa. And prejudiced comments are like weeds; if you ignore one, suddenly the yard is full of them. On the other hand, there are different standards for talk pages. I don't know what actually should be done, I just have an opinion about what I think should be done. Avt tor 21:36, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

My interests include science fiction fandom, science fiction television, science fiction and fantasy books, Toronto, Canadian science fiction television, writing, international law, and a smattering of other things. I've been trying to push WikiProject Science Fiction off the ground, which involves touching quite a lot of pages. Today I created the French version for Corning, Iowa which stretched my rusty command of the language. Avt tor 23:00, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

License tagging for Image:New Sweden.png[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:New Sweden.png. Wikipedia gets thousands of images uploaded every day, and in order to verify that the images can be legally used on Wikipedia, the source and copyright status must be indicated. Images need to have an image tag applied to the image description page indicating the copyright status of the image. This uniform and easy-to-understand method of indicating the license status allows potential re-users of the images to know what they are allowed to do with the images.

For more information on using images, see the following pages:

This is an automated notice by OrphanBot. If you need help on selecting a tag to use, or in adding the tag to the image description, feel free to post a message at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. 17:09, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Scientific jokes[edit]

I like it, but I would really brace myself for a potential AfD. bibliomaniac15 00:01, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

I have made minor changes to references. Avt tor 10:38, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

Überfremdung[edit]

Hello Samwaltz,

a totally (100 %) exact translation or expression for the german word "Überfremdung" seems not to exist in English. I think "foreign infiltration" and "foreign penetration" are the possible aequivalent terms in english. But it seems Foreigner means in Englisch more members of other states (in geman "Ausländer"). The german word "Fremder" is in English better translated with "Stranger". For more information, please read the Discussion-Page (also the part in the archive). A total exact translation (slavery translation) would be: "Überfremdung" = " "Overstrangerisation". But of course this translation would be pure nonsense, and this english word does not exist.

Have a nice day

Boris Fernbacher from the german wikipedia. 84.56.177.240 12:26, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Hello Samwaltz,
Warning !: It`s important to say, that this article is not very objektive. It`s full of subjektive opinions from an extreme left wing view. I would not simply translate it in english. It`s more an poltical pamphlet (Note: In German or in French, the word pamphlet often has negative connotations of slanderous libel or extremist religious propaganda) then an objektive article. Have a nice day
Have a nice day
Boris Fernbacher from the german wikipedia. 84.56.166.119 08:42, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
Just a short note about de:Überfremdung from me (as I am one of the authors - especially the part about Austria). The article is, for the most part, one about the german word "Überfremdung", about its history and current use. It is not an article about (the policies or sociology of) migration, it is not about language policy, cultural assimilation or similar topics.
The problem with "Überfremdung" is (at least) twofold. First: there is no concise meaning or interpretation. What is described as "Überfremdung" is highly subjective and depends on who is using the term. Second: the word itself was given its meaning concerning an "infiltration by foreigners" by the german national socialists in the early 1940ies. Before that it was a term in economy. Since then it was and still is used by groups and parties at the extreme right in their political agitation against anyone and anything that, from their point of view, endangers what they see as their german culture an heritage. It is not used in, for example, the social sciences, when topics like migration or similar are discussed. Tsui (de:Tsui), 18 March 2007 (UTC)
Sorry; but that`s only the individual sight of User:Tsui ! Statements like: -> "The word itself was given its meaning concerning an "infiltration by foreigners" by the german national socialists in the early 1940ies." -> or: -> "It is not used in, for example, the social sciences, when topics like migration or similar are discussed." are simply wrong ! Boris Fernbacher (de:Boris Fernbacher)

Regarding edits to Fachidiot[edit]

Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia, Samwaltz! However, your edit here was reverted by an automated bot that attempts to remove spam from Wikipedia. If you were trying to insert a good link, please accept my creator's apologies, but note that the link you added, matching rule \burbandictionary\.com\/, is on my list of links to remove and probably shouldn't be included in Wikipedia. Please read Wikipedia's external links policy for more information. If the link was to an image, please read Wikipedia's image tutorial on how to use a more appropriate method to insert the image into an article. If your link was intended to promote a site you own, are affiliated with, or will make money from inclusion in Wikipedia, please note that inserting spam into Wikipedia is against policy. For more information about me, see my FAQ page. Thanks! Shadowbot 09:30, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Your edit to Über[edit]

I apologize that you were offended by the tone of my warning. The warning is a template; it is always written in the "passive voice".

Additionally, I could find little helpful content in your edit, and much unhelpful content (unhelpful by being irrelevant). As I tend to get in a hurry when reverting vandalism, I do occasionally make mistakes, and declare good faith edits to be vandalism. I reviewed your edit, and decided that it was, perhaps, a good faith edit. I apologize for not assuming good faith. I have removed the warning from your talk page as a result of my mistake.

However, in the future, I would appreciate if you would ensure your content is relevant to the article you are editing before adding it.

Thanks, Ninja! 15:34, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

I am elaborating on Unter, the antonym of Über. I think "Unter" could eventually be brought to stub-class, but right now, I do not find the whole two sentences currently in the Über excessive. samwaltz 21:05, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
Actually, upon reviewing the history (coming to your talk page again to thank you for the RV on my userpage made me think of this), I don't think the edit I was referring to was even made by you. The edit [2] listed pokemon that were classified as "uber", and it appears I assumed that the content (which was what I was reffering to as irrelevant) was not added by you. It was my fault for not providing the diff link along with my warning to ensure that I hadn't made a mistake. So, sorry for the confusion! Ninja! 21:31, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the revert on my userpage![edit]

Thank you for reverting the vandalism to my userpage. This is much appreciated, as I rarely check my userpage, and vandalism that remains there can be quite embarrassing. I owe you one! :) Ninja! 21:20, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Greek to me[edit]

For reference, not that I would message myself, I'm spreading the following notice:

Greetings. I just wrote the page Greek to me. I am comparing similar expressions in other languages. I was wondering if you would be able to add the expression in any languages with which you are comfortable. Btw, I just found your page/profile by running a search for users who have a level 4/level 5 ability in non-English languages. Thanks much! samwaltz 04:32, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
Hey, thanks for telling me--I added a Latin translation to the page (I might change it when I get back to my books if I can find a better translation of "it"). Let me know if I can be of further aid! Amphytrite 04:29, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
Hello, thak you for leting me know! I just added the Greek version. Kind regards! Nikolaos Bakalis 08:02, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
Just to let you know that you can find a lot of translations at the Wikitionary article for the same phrase. :) -Yupik 08:01, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Hi, I saw your notice about Greek to me and I added Urdu to the comparison table. I would suggest that a column be added between the pronunciation and the target language columns for the literal translation of the phrase in non English languages. I've created a section for this discussion on Talk:Greek to me. Reply there to improve the table. --lTopGunl (talk) 11:38, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

GTM[edit]

Happy to contribute. (My esperanto and japanese will improve to 4 shortly).

Arabic entries[edit]

I have added to different ways of saying that in Arabic, but I have not clue about the phonetic alphabet to write how it sounds... don't hesitate to contact me if you need more info. Abountu 21:16, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Chinese and Japanese entries[edit]

I am not sure if you want to add these, since they're not really following the "It's ______(language) to me" formula you're describing.

Japanese speakers would use a variation of phrases based on the term ちんぷんかんぷんだ(chinpunkanpun), for example: これってちんぷんかんぷんだよ!(It's gibberish!). The term it self originally has a Chinese origin, as it is based on the kanji (Chinese characters) of 珍紛漢紛. However, it is only used to represent "gibberish" in Japan, where early scholars of Chinese decided to simply write down any kanji characters that might sound similar to the original Chinese language. (The same as if I were to write "I ate a piece of cookie" as "eye eight a peace of kookie"). Let me know if you think it qualifies.

As for Chinese, most websites/people would say the equivalent would be "跟天書一樣" (like a heavenly book/script). However, from what I am familar with(Taiwan/Eastern China/HK culture), the phrase is rarely used except with some fiction or perhaps essay writings. The phrase can also have multiple meanings depending on the context: 1)Something is as hard to understand as a heavenly book. 2)Something is as ultimate/authoritative as a heavenly book.

I'll let you know/edit the entry if I think of anything else that might qualify. Eternal Sleeper 16:06, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Comment on List of countries and outlying territories by total area EU inclusion[edit]

You are welcome to leave a comment on the following Request for Comment (RfC):

Talk:List of countries and outlying territories by area#Request for Comment: EU inclusion in the list of countries and outlying territories by area

Summary: There is a dispute about whether the European Union should be included in this list. Its area equals the sum of its member countries. We are discussing if it should be included in the list or not.

Thank you, --giandrea European stars.svg 16:26, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Iceland[edit]

Maybe you are interested in this project... --Michkalas 15:32, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Re: User:Mikkalai[edit]

Hi. I do agree with you that Mikkalai's conduct on the Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Illegal number page was not acceptable, and I have been concerned with this user's conduct in the past. However, I don't think what he said in is enough to warrant a Request for Comment. For an RfC, we would have to show that we have "tried to resolve a dispute with this user and have failed" and provide evidence of instances where we did so; despite his incivility, this AfD probably wouldn't be enough of a "dispute." If, for example, we had commented on his conduct on his talk page, and he responded in an uncivil way, that would be better grounds for an RfC, since the dispute was his incivility and we tried to resolve it by commenting on it to him, and failed. That's my interpretation of the RfC rules, anyway. But I do certainly agree that his behavior could use some improvement. -- BlastOButter42 See Hear Speak 06:41, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

You might want to take your concerns to Wikipedia:Wikiquette alerts, which is sort of a step down from RfCs where general incivility is discussed. If you do, let me know, but I am currently very busy with school and things, so I might not be able to help until the weekend or even at all. -- BlastOButter42 See Hear Speak 06:52, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
I'm going to leave a message on Mikkalai's talk page, ok? -- BlastOButter42 See Hear Speak 22:22, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

de:Mensa Select[edit]

Hallo Samwaltz. Vielen Dank, dass Du den Artikel Mensa Select ins Deutsche übersetzt hast. Leider ist er zur Löschung vorgeschlagen, ich denke aber, dass wir ihn retten können. Kannst Du neben der Liste noch weitere Infos zum Preis beisteuern (Fließtext)? Seit wann gibt es den Preis? Wer hat ihn initiiert? Warum? Welche Bedeutung hat der Preis? Wie werden die Preisträger ermittelt? Wie funktioniert die Preisverleihung? Es wäre schön, wenn der Artikel auch in de behalten werden kann. Schönen Gruß --Heiko A 08:00, 11 May 2007 (UTC) PS: Es gibt tatsächlich ein Spiele-Portal in de. Zu finden unter de:Portal:Spiele. Bis dann, Heiko A 08:01, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thank you for the notification.

Happy Editing! --Stealthrabbit Say it, baby, say it! 13:28, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Very belated thanks[edit]

... for this good move and the note you left on 1632 series. I'm afraid I suck at watching my watch list, and even so, was buried back then with launching WP:TSP (and since too! But it keeps me out of the bars at night and off the streets! <g>)

This is a great read by the way, if you've the least interest in the underpinnings of the modern world and where it came from, and the genesis of ideas we all take for granted these days. A load of laughs and educational and thought provoking all in one swell foop! Who could ask for more (OK - there is more! -- and the first two novels and anthology are all available for free on the Baen Free Library!) Cheers, and again, thanks! // FrankB 04:44, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Airmail[edit]

I found you name in the WikiProject Echo as a person proficient in both German and English. I am a member of the Philately WikiProject and for some time have wanted to improve the Airmail article. In fact I started a new draft page here in my userspace but have put it on the long finger until I saw the Project Echo on the Airmail talk page. I had already seen that the German Flugpost article was an Exzellent article and hope to use some, or even most of, the content because there are no philatelic Featured Articles yet and I think it would be a good WP:FA candidate . Would be be prepared to help me with this as my German is rather poor? ww2censor 16:52, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

Sure. I could translate a section or two per day, if that's fine with you. I'm doing a few paid translations this week, and am on WikiLight mode for a few days. samwaltz 17:25, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
The article has basically been the way it is for quite some time, so whenever you have some time it would be appreciated and I will try to merge the existing article with it. Do you want to do it one one of my user pages or elsewhere? Thanks for your help. Cheers ww2censor 21:59, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
Is there any chance that you might some time to look at this possible translation? Cheers ww2censor 16:21, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Metropolis kansas.png[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg

Thanks for uploading or contributing to Image:Metropolis kansas.png. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is not a suitable explanation or rationale as to why each specific use in Wikipedia constitutes fair use. Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale.

If you have uploaded other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on those pages too. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free media lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. NOTE: once you correct this, please remove the tag from the image's page. STBotI 05:17, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Metropolis kansas.png)[edit]

Nuvola apps important blue.svg Thanks for uploading Image:Metropolis kansas.png. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that all non-free media not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. BetacommandBot 13:49, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Logo front deutscher aepfel.gif)[edit]

Nuvola apps important blue.svg Thanks for uploading Image:Logo front deutscher aepfel.gif. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that all non-free media not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. BetacommandBot 14:39, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

Ore Mountains[edit]

I moved Ore Mountains (Germany) to Ore Mountains (Central Europe) to achieve NPOV. Happy editing. ≈Tulkolahten≈≈talk≈ 23:23, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

The problem is that Ore Mountains are also in the Czech Republic. Central Europe is enough to avoid confusion. ≈Tulkolahten≈≈talk≈ 13:02, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
And what do you suggest? Ore Mountains (Germany and Czech Republic) ? Anyway if we choose anything we must proceed move discussion because there might be voices against the move. ≈Tulkolahten≈≈talk≈ 17:57, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
The correct title is, in fact, "Ore Mountains". Ore Mountains was fine as it was before 1 September, as the page that has just been renamed. The correct thing to have done was to create a disambig-block atop that article, not to make Ore Mountains a dabpage. There are over 100 links to "Ore Mountains", and about a half-dozen are to anything other than these Ore Mountains. Furthermore, when Ore Mountains was made into a dabpage, it is common courtesy to change links to it to links to the "real" article (see this page for details). That didn't happen, and that is in fact what set off all of this activity in the past few days. The comment on the move that started all of this, "There are other mountain ranges whose name translates from the local language to "Ore Mountains"" is no doubt true but is irrelevant. See Wikipedia:Disambiguation for the purposes of disambiguation. Specifically, I refer to the subsection "Primary Topic" under Wikipedia:Disambiguation#Page naming conventions. I agree about a move discussion, but it needs to include everything on and after 1 September. Thanks and happy editing. Merenta 20:02, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
Yes, that's true, the problem is that Samwaltz moved page without any discussion and without proper move process. That's the point number one. ≈Tulkolahten≈≈talk≈ 20:23, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

British Mensa[edit]

You're right! Sorry I didn't check it myself. Seems silly calling it that, eh? Nobody of consequence 01:29, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Anywhere.fm[edit]

Please see discussion page. Not an advert. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zageron (talkcontribs) 07:22, 4 November 2007 (UTC)


I see what you mean. I will edit this soon. Zageron 20:06, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:GrandeAbbuffata1973.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading or contributing to Image:GrandeAbbuffata1973.jpg. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is not a suitable explanation or rationale as to why each specific use in Wikipedia constitutes fair use. Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale.

If you have uploaded other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on those pages too. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free media lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Llorcs (talk) 22:30, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Scientific jokes Afd[edit]

I just wanted to let you know that an article you authored, Scientific Jokes Science humour, has been placed for comment at the Articles for Deletion page (by another editor). Although I am leaning towards voting delete as original research, it seems that courtesy requires that you at least be notified. I'll be looking forward to your comment, should you so choose. Xymmax 18:55, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Daria 23enigma.png)[edit]

Nuvola apps important blue.svg Thanks for uploading Image:Daria 23enigma.png. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that all non-free media not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. BetacommandBot (talk) 20:51, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Re List of oxymora[edit]

Re "waning crescent": good one! I would say, rather than being a perceived oxymoron, that it's one that really is an oxymoron but most people probably don't perceive it as one! However, I might be trying to remove a lot of phrases from that page since whether something is an oxymoron is pretty subjective and Wikipedia only reports verifiable fact. --Coppertwig (talk) 22:25, 22 December 2007 (UTC)


Fair use rationale for Image:Adambrodsky dork.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Adambrodsky dork.jpg. You've indicated that the image meets Wikipedia's criteria for non-free content, but there is no explanation of why it meets those criteria. Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale. If you have any questions, please post them at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions.

Thank you for your cooperation. NOTE: once you correct this, please remove the tag from the image's page. STBotI (talk) 15:16, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Mensa select seal.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Mensa select seal.jpg. You've indicated that the image is being used under a claim of fair use, but you have not provided an adequate explanation for why it meets Wikipedia's requirements for such images. In particular, for each page the image is used on, the image must have an explanation linking to that page which explains why it needs to be used on that page. Can you please check

  • That there is a non-free use rationale on the image's description page for each article the image is used in.
  • That every article it is used on is linked to from its description page.

This is an automated notice by FairuseBot. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. --FairuseBot (talk) 06:19, 20 September 2008 (UTC)


Renewed discussion about the EU entry in List of countries and outlying territories by total area[edit]

Hi,

I'm contacting you because you participated in the discussion about the EU entry in List of countries and outlying territories by total area in the past. So I concluded that you might be interested to know that two editors currently push for a change in the article structure that is in conflict with the standing consensus resulting out of our past discussion.

The consensus was to include the EU entry in the initial text of the article, but not in the actual table (even unnumbered). — Whereas the change that is currently pushed would result in moving the EU entry to the very end of the article, even after the references/sources table. The result can be seen here: [3].

The standing consensus was not my favorite solution, as I would like to include the EU into the very list (unnumbered), but I content myself with the standing compromise. Whether you agree to or oppose the change, I strongly feel that the article's structure should not be changed without a proper discussion and maybe even a new vote before changing the standing compromise. You might want to give your point of view in the current discussion at

Talk:List_of_countries_and_outlying_territories_by_total_area#Positioning_of_EU_.26_Antarctica_etc.

Cheers and take care, MikeZ (talk) 14:12, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

Information.svg Hello Samwaltz! Thank you for your contributions. I am a bot alerting you that 2 of the articles that you created are tagged as Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons. The biographies of living persons policy requires that all personal or potentially controversial information be sourced. In addition, to ensure verifiability, all biographies should be based on reliable sources. if you were to bring these articles up to standards, it would greatly help us with the current 1,993 article backlog. Once the articles are adequately referenced, please remove the {{unreferencedBLP}} tag. Here is the list:

  1. Adam Brodsky - Find sources: "Adam Brodsky" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR · free images
  2. Sandra Bem - Find sources: "Sandra Bem" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR · free images

Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 23:57, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer[edit]

Wikipedia Reviewer.svg

Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, is currently undergoing a two-month trial scheduled to end 15 August 2010.

Reviewers can review edits made by users who are not autoconfirmed to articles placed under pending changes. Pending changes is applied to only a small number of articles, similarly to how semi-protection is applied but in a more controlled way for the trial. The list of articles with pending changes awaiting review is located at Special:OldReviewedPages.

When reviewing, edits should be accepted if they are not obvious vandalism or BLP violations, and not clearly problematic in light of the reason given for protection (see Wikipedia:Reviewing process). More detailed documentation and guidelines can be found here.

If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. Courcelles (talk) 18:36, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Lib[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Lib has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Mhiji (talk) 22:34, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

Aghet – Ein Völkermord[edit]

Hi. Are you interested in translating the article on the award-winning 2010 documentary film on the Armenian Genocide of 1915? In case you are, please go the talk page to coordinate the effort as I've also asked other editors (hope you understand). Gun Powder Ma (talk) 14:43, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Ariztical Entertainment[edit]

You may wish to consider using a Wizard to help you create articles. See the Article Wizard.

Thank you.
Ambox warning pn.svg

The article Ariztical Entertainment has been speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This was done because the article, which appeared to be about a real person, individual animal, organization (band, club, company, etc.), or web content, did not indicate how or why the subject is notable, that is, why an article about that subject should be included in Wikipedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not indicate the notability of the subject may be deleted at any time. If you can indicate why the subject is really notable, you are free to re-create the article, making sure to cite any verifiable sources.

Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable, and for specific types of articles, you may want to check out our criteria for biographies, for web sites, for musicians, or for companies. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. NawlinWiki (talk) 16:29, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Invitation to look at edits on IQ reference chart[edit]

I see the article IQ reference chart has been tagged for expert review since October 2012. As part of a process of drafting a revision of that article in my user sandbox, I am contacting all Wikipedians who have edited that article since early 2009 for whom I can find a user talk page.

I have read all the diffs of all the edits committed to the article since the beginning of 2009 (since before I started editing Wikipedia). I see the great majority of edits over that span have been vandalism (often by I.P. editors, presumably teenagers, inserting the names of their classmates in charts of IQ classifications) and reversions of vandalism (sometimes automatically by ClueBot). Just a few editors have referred to and cited published reliable sources on the topic of IQ classification. It is dismaying to see that the number of reliable sources cited in the article has actually declined over the last few years. To help the process of finding reliable sources for articles on psychology and related topics, I have been compiling a source list on intelligence since I became a Wikipedian in 2010, and I invite you to make use of those sources as you revise articles on Wikipedia and to suggest further sources for the source on the talk pages of the source list and its subpages. Because the IQ reference chart article has been tagged as needing expert attention for more than half a year, I have opened discussion on the article's talk page about how to fix the article, and I welcome you to join the discussion. The draft I have in my user sandbox shows my current thinking about a reader-friendly, well sourced way to update and improve the article. I invite your comments and especially your suggestions of reliable sources as the updating process proceeds. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 20:31, 28 May 2013 (UTC)