User talk:Shir-El too

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SS Irish Oak GA[edit]

We couldn't have done it without you. You've earned it! Mjroots (talk) 10:08, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

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And thanks from me for your work on SS Irish Oak (1919). I am now returning to Irish Mercantile Marine during World War II I would value your opinion of it in conjunction with User:ClemMcGann/timeline - thanks again - ClemMcGann (talk) 02:03, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Actually, I reckon that Irish Mercantile Marine during World War II is ready for assessment. If you have a moment, could you please check it. It was larger so I hived off User:ClemMcGann/timeline ClemMcGann (talk) 18:34, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
That timeline is now at Irish maritime events during World War II
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ClemMcGann (talk) 17:43, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your advice on the article. As a small token of thanks, do accept free admission to the National Maritime Museum of Ireland valid until the end of 2011. Perhaps you could look at Irish Mercantile Marine during World War II ? ClemMcGann (talk) 17:18, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

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Conquest of Space[edit]

Actually most of the stated facts are false in the quote. - Japan did not have houses made out of rice-paper because they could not afford wood. That's a lie. Paper houses precede any Western version of "decent furniture". Rice paper actually for the environment is really good for where Japan is situated. - No furniture is also a lie. Rice chests, lacquer, and most of the furniture that was made in Japan at that time was actually very high quality. Lacquer was not something that was invented in the West. The tables and sitting on the floor was a tradition because unlike the west Japan had heated floors, which is a few thousand years of technological advancement over the West's system which has consistently been fireplaces which is really a bad way to store and use heat in terms of physics. - No metal for Forks and Spoons is a lie, because Korea was conquered at around the same time and Korea has a tradition of using not lacquer chopsticks, but metal ones. The eating implement does not tell how rich a nation is. In fact, many Emperors of China used silver Chopsticks. Chopsticks also predate the invention of the fork. Spoons were not used at Japanese dinner tables, but still used in basic cooking. So that is also a lie. Besides, it was not "slivers of wood" it was traditionally lacquer in Japan. Often people would carry their own pair. - Japan was not short due to merely because the inability to produce food. It was because 1. Japan is an Island nation so some of the subjecting to dwarfing due to it being an Island is correct. 2. Because somewhere along the line Japan, while subsisting on mainly fish with a few other crops, has traditionally been dependent on rice. When I, believe (though I'm not sure) the Portuguese came to Japan they brought a "hulling" mill that turned the rice into white rice, which removed a lot of the nutrition from the rice, causing a lot of vitamin deficiencies. The change in the current times in the general height of Japan is not because they are "unable to support themselves" with their deficient land (Which really is bad to state), it's because knowledge about overall nutrition improved WORLDWIDE. Japan still, in large part is phobic of importing goods from other places and encourages domestic agriculture just like it did during WWII. - Most of Japan is NOT as cold as Boston. Hokkaido is the closest in that regard, but it's still not as cold. (look at the latitudes).

That leaves the causes for Japan attacking the US. It was not because Japan was "poor and suffering" or that they were short or inferior, it was because Japan had a God complex (to put it mildly) at the time of WWII. (This is severely simplified)

So which part of that statement was accurate and completely correct? None of it. Besides, the guy who played Imoto was not Japanese, but Chinese descent and sadly for most of his life he had to play these stupid roles. I don't begrudge him--African American actors had to go through the same crap--however, I find it sad that one had to play clearly racist roles to appear in a film at all. (BTW, the actor did other films around this time playing "evil" Japanese henchmen too and also had to play under someone who yellow-faced. *shutter*). I think the film is honorable on all other accounts, but these lines and some of the questionable treatment make me raise an eyebrow and go huh? That's not even remotely historically correct, even given for the knowledge that was around back then.

So that's why I was wondering if some critic had commented.--Hitsuji Kinno (talk) 20:03, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Ken Swofford[edit]

I wonder why you labelled this with {{stub}}?

And if you're going to add that template, please remember it goes at the end - see WP:ORDER, after everything except interwiki links. And it's helpful to stub-sorters if you add it with a small "s", as "stub" not "Stub", as it saves a couple of keystrokes when changing it to a specific stub template. Thanks. PamD 21:59, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

Hunt Stromberg wasn't a stub either. PamD 22:02, 23 February 2013 (UTC)


Hi sweetie! I haven't been here much, I don't know if you have, kinda looks like you're busy in RL too. I know I didn't always answer, but I really appreciated all your email updates on the family life, and hope you are safe. I had a friend here who worked at DSC, she just got done with her contract and moved back to Israel last year. I miss her very much, and like you, worry about her often. I don't like to read the news much. It is not happy, but she always says where she lives and her family is safe, and I guess growing up there, the types of things we hear about are just part of life, but still makes me worry. I hope you are okay, healing and happy again. I've never forgotten you, or what you've been through, or how very much I care and think about you. Big Ariel Hugs!!! ArielGold 08:07, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Kull the Conquerer[edit]

Hi, could you explain this? Thanks, Rcsprinter (parlez) @ 11:13, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Help, please[edit]

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Want to add image to Ken Swofford, but only screen shots available. Wikicommons claims this material not legitimate - yet I find screenshots on some articles. What's the solution? Cheers! Shir-El too 15:35, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia itself hosts some non-free images to be used under fair use. These images are governed by very strict rules, see WP:NFCC. If the image you want to upload satisfies these criteria, especially the "no free equivalent" requirement, you can upload it via the File Upload Wizard. Huon (talk) 17:52, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Re: SPNI[edit]

Hi Shir-El too,

Thank you for your greeting :)

Regarding SPNI: The rationale is actually explained in the edit summary: the article overall is written in a promotional tone, includes a lot of subjective praise (sometimes puffery) and no criticism. It also contains highly subjective language. Some examples: (note that they were really easy to find: I just took the first sentence of each paragraph and it was always a violation of NPOV)

  • "Best known to the public for sponsoring hikes (today, SPNI's hikes are guided in Hebrew - the only regular nature tours in English are through SPNI-Jerusalem branch), SPNI is also active in political and environmental improvement efforts."
  • "SPNI’s Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is the watchdog and advocate for the little remaining open space left in Israel."
  • "Land has become a precious commodity; the economic incentive for developers is highly enticing."
  • "With five hundred million birds migrating through Israel's skies twice a year, nature lovers have begun to take note of Israel's unique potential as an ornithology superpower."
  • "SPNI’s education programs reach Israelis of every age and sector - over 50% of Israeli children and teens are involved in SPNI education programs!"
  • "Spearheading environmental activities in Israel’s major metropolitan areas is integral to SPNI’s overall endeavors."
  • "SPNI is probably best known for its network of field schools"

Ynhockey (Talk) 10:25, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Including some criticism would help, but it's not the central point. The central point is that the article is written as an advert instead of an encyclopedic article describing the subject. At the very least, it should describe positive aspects in a neutral language. A relevant guideline in this case is WP:WTA. Cheers, Ynhockey (Talk) 22:47, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

for the beautiful greeting and image on my page! Happy New Year!

Amandajm (talk) 02:59, 29 December 2013 (UTC)
I also want to say thanks for your message. May you have a wonderful 2014 as well. MarnetteD | Talk 22:31, 30 December 2013 (UTC)


As per the discussion with my mentor, the review I posted here is flawed. I was awaiting the response of my mentor when you messaged me. I posted the rough draft from my sandbox in haste without consulting my mentor. I sincerely apologize for the mistake. I'm removing that review and will post my final draft after you finish copy-editing the article. I'll inform the nominator also. Please help me by informing the other users working on that article. And also ignore that review while copy-editing. Apologies --Seabuckthorn  16:13, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

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From Amandajm (talk) 08:31, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Citation templates[edit]

You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at Baffle gab1978's talk page. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 19:53, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hi there Shir-El too: Thank you so much for your very kind message and good wishes on my talk page at User talk:IZAK#Out with the old... and the same to you. Please stay in touch with me and let me know if I can be of any help on WP. Best wishes, IZAK (talk) 22:44, 8 January 2014 (UTC)


Hi Shir-El too, I recently saw your message, it was left in the wrong section. See my response at User talk:IZAK#Need help with Tom Clancy's Op Center (film). Thanks for your good wishes. Sincerely, IZAK (talk) 08:49, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Yours account on Wikilivres[edit]


I created the account Shir-El too on Wikilivres.

More info you can find in my e-mail.

Regards Electron (talk) 22:54, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Chongzhen Emperor[edit]

Hi, it's my pleasure if I can be of any help. Qrfqr (talk) 00:18, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Muriel Hutchinson (November 27)[edit]

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Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted at this time. The reason left by Cerebellum was: Please check the submission for any additional comments left by the reviewer. You are encouraged to edit the submission to address the issues raised and resubmit when they have been resolved. Cerebellum (talk) 06:01, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

101 Air Supply Unit SAOSC[edit]

I am in no way the author - merely the person who moved a chunk out of 44 Parachute Brigade (South Africa) to split that sprawling article. However, from the other clues in the article - the statement that one OC served 27 years in command - I believe you are right. I would respectfully ask you to keep a light hand on your copyedits, as this article is not going to be updated by anyone who knows the subject at all well. Buckshot06 (talk) 20:28, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

You have got just as much likelihood as I of getting hold of User:Smikect. But, should you wish another avenue to try, talk to User:BoonDock (English-speaking, but interested in SA Army). Buckshot06 (talk) 20:42, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

March 2015[edit]

Information icon Thank you for your contributions. Please mark your edits, such as your recent edits to Eric Topol, as "minor" only if they are minor edits. In accordance with Help:Minor edit, a minor edit is one that the editor believes requires no review and could never be the subject of a dispute. Minor edits consist of things such as typographical corrections, formatting changes or rearrangement of text without modification of content. Additionally, the reversion of clear-cut vandalism and test edits may be labeled "minor". Thank you. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 20:14, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Women in Days of the Year 2015[edit]

Hello! I'm sorry it took so long to get back with you. Looking at the page itself, it looks like the revision you made was to the "Events" section, when it needed to go under the "Births" section. I think if you put Susan B in the correct section it will be fine. Thanks for being so active! Natalie Bueno Vasquez (talk) 17:09, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi, again. Were you asking for a link to a births page or the section on February 15th births? Anyway, here it is: Feb 15 births

Each page on the days of the year has a section for births. That's where we can add the women we're adding. There are sections for deaths and events. Events would be significant achievements by the women: Nobel prizes awarded, discoveries announced, going into space, that sort of thing.

Here's a link to the days of the year Cheers~! Natalie Bueno Vasquez (talk) 17:03, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Hello, again! Are you still interested in the project? Is there something I can help you with? Natalie Bueno Vasquez (talk) 17:47, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Awesome! Thanks for getting back with me! Mind if I copy your advice to the project page?Natalie Bueno Vasquez (talk) 16:10, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Added your advice, thanks! WRT women not having as much time: I hadn't thought of that. There's no reason men couldn't edit, too. ;) Natalie Bueno Vasquez (talk) 18:52, 23 April 2015 (UTC) Wow, what finds! I guess I should get working on a barnstar. :)Natalie Bueno Vasquez (talk) 03:00, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
Hiya! Here's the link to the project, and the talk page. I'm doing a lot of editing on the project page itself, so don't panic if it changes on you.Natalie Bueno Vasquez (talk) 17:00, 24 April 2015 (UTC)


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