User talk:SpeedKing

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F1 portal featured article[edit]

The F1 portal (in which I assume you have some degree of interest, as your name is listed on Wikipedia:WikiProject_Formula_One) is intended to have a regular rotation of a 'featured article'. I've swapped a few in and out over the last couple of months, but I think it would be better if there were more of a community attempt at deciding this, proposals, votes, that kind of thing. So - why not pop over to Portal_talk:Formula_One#Suggestions_for_Featured_Article: and make a suggestion. Ta. 4u1e 00:38, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

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Selected articles on Portal:F1[edit]

Hello again.

I dropped notes round a while back to those who have listed themselves at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Formula_One to ask for suggestions for selected articles on portal:Formula One. There was a pretty good response, both in terms of how it might work and of articles suggested. Damon Hill came out with the most support and was brought up to Good Article standard after a lot of work by Skully Collins and others before going on as the F1 portal selected article a couple of weeks ago. It is now at Featured Article Candidates as a Featured Article candidate (why not drop by and see if you can help polish it further?).

Several people who responded to the original request suggested that a monthly or bi-weekly 'Selected Article' could act as a catalyst for an improvement drive to get more articles up to a higher standard. Although it wasn't quite what I had in mind when I started, this seemed to work pretty well for the Damon Hill article, so I've drafted up a process for doing this more regularly. See Portal_talk:Formula_One/Management_of_selected_articles for details. Essentially the suggestion is that we vote for an article to improve every couple of weeks and at the end of the improvement process the article goes on the portal as the new 'Selected Article'. I'd be grateful for any comments on how this might work - I'm sure some of you are more familiar with things 'Wiki' than me - as well as your votes for the next candidate (by 16 July).

You may also want to help with the article Gilles Villeneuve, which was the next most popular after Damon Hill. The idea is to try and get it up to GA standard by 16 July and then put it on the portal as the 'Selected Article'. I hope you can help! 4u1e 18:26, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Fair use images in user space[edit]

Hello. It might be a good idea to remove Image:Beatles - Abbey Road.jpg from your user page, since fair use images should not be used in the user space according to Wikipedia:Fair use criteria #9. Thanks. Khatru2 07:47, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

This is just a note to let you know that I've removed your use of the Abbey Road album cover image on your user page: the Wikipedia fair use policy only allows for the use of copyrighted images (such as that one) in articles. See WP:RFUI for more on this topic. Mangojuicetalk 16:59, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

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Happy Birthday[edit]

Happy Birthday! --Xil...sist! 20:00, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

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Thanks for your help[edit]

Thanks for your help on the FIBT World Championships 2008 and FIBT World Championships 2009. I really appreciate it. Can you provide me any useful links to the bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track in Sigulda other than the FIBT's or the FIL's? I would really appreciate that. Chris (talk) 21:54, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Latvia has it's own bobsleigh and skeleton homepage, www.boblsejs.lv. The track itself doesn't have any homepages, however, I can tell you that a track reconstruction project is scheduled for 2010, so that the 4-man bob teams can also race and there could be World Cup races in Sigulda. I don't know whether it will really happen, but I hope that the spokeswoman said truth. Anyway, I will try to find more info about the current track today. --SpeedKing (talk) 11:45, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
I have found some information in Latvian about the statistics of the track (like maximum possible speed, virages, height of the start, etc.) here. --SpeedKing (talk) 13:30, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
Impressive. Did your sources state that Sigulda got awarded the FIL European Luge Championships 2010? I have not seen that on the FIL website. Chris (talk) 15:03, 12 February 2008 (UTC)
The Satversme Court had a case about giving more funding for a "Luge Championship in Sigulda". Also, Latvia applied for hosting European Championships in 2010 or World Championships in 2011. --SpeedKing (talk) 15:44, 12 February 2008 (UTC)
Also, at the bottom of this page - "Fogelis also said that 2010 European Luge Championships will take place in Sigulda." ----SpeedKing (talk) 20:46, 12 February 2008 (UTC)
The FIL awarded the 2011 World Championships to Cesana, Italy. Chris (talk) 15:39, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
Found the FIL source on this for the 2010 European event and it is on its own article. Thanks. Chris (talk) 20:40, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Gustavo[edit]

Всетаки то где он родился называлось не Латвия.

Vsjo-taki to, gde on rodils'a nazivalos' ne Latvija. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.85.194.160 (talk) 12:16, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

В латышской Википедии обычно написана текущая страна, когда разговор идёт о месте рождения. Об этом уже раз дискусия была и тогда мы решили, что можно использовать и текушую, и бывшую страну. Так как вы не создали эту статью, я возвратил предыдушый вариант. --SpeedKing (talk) 12:24, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Latvia women's national basketball team[edit]

Hi there,

I stumbled upon your user page and saw that you are Latvian and thought I could make a suggestion. I am trying to create articles for all basketball players at the 2008 Summer Olympics and thought you might have an interest in creating articles for the Latvia women's national basketball team. Thanks--Thomas.macmillan (talk) 17:21, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

I will try to do it, but not now. --SpeedKing (talk) 19:43, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Ieva Tāre[edit]

Updated DYK query On 28 September, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Ieva Tāre, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Thank you for your contributions! - Cheers, Mailer Diablo 17:53, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Re: Estoril[edit]

The map is fixed. Thanks. Due to problems with the Commons servers, it may be a while before we see the correct image. I might be forced to reupload it. Will (Talk - contribs) 21:45, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

From what I can see, the text issue is some sort of rendering problem in Firefox 3.0.3 and MediaWikia/RSVG. It looks fine in Inkscape. I will ask for help on the matter to figure out the problem. Will (Talk - contribs) 04:05, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

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Re:List of Bobsleigh World Cup champions[edit]

The source that I looked up the combined men's World Cup stated that it was discontinued after the 2006-07 season. I checked FIBT's website and it makes no mention of a combined men's trophy for the 2007-08 season. For this season, the only World Cup I see from the FIBT are men's skeleton, women's skeleton, bobsleigh two-man, bobsleigh two-woman, and bobsleigh four-man. Chris (talk) 18:40, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

I checked it. You were right. I have made adjustments. Chris (talk) 20:11, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Dakar Rally articles[edit]

Hi, thanks for the message[1]. Perhaps it would be better to try and expand them a little as these rallies are clearly notable events and there seem to be plenty of references around. I have had a go at a number of them. --Malcolmxl5 (talk) 00:59, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Nicole (Chilean singer)[edit]

Hi, I have tried to create a wiki article in the Latvian language about a well-known singer of my country, but you deleted without authorization. Please, you can re-create it. Greetings from  Chile.--Víctor Alexis Cantillano Oviedo (talk) 00:10, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

No. Automatic translations are not welcome in Latvian Wikipedia. --SpeedKing (talk) 09:42, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
Should respond on my talk page.--DO IT THE CHILEAN WAY!!! (talk) 21:40, 7 February 2011 (UTC)