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Welcome[edit]

Oops, it seems nobody has given you a formal welcome, so if you don't mind...

Welcome!

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10qwerty 22:28, 16 May 2005 (UTC)

Thank you for your welcome. --Michael180 22:29, 16 May 2005 (UTC)

FPC archives[edit]

Hi Michael,

I don't understand what you are doing with this edit and similar. In general the FP C nominations are archived in the FPC archive, and whilst there might be an argument for copying the discussion to the image that is actually a featured picture, it would probably be better on the image's discussion page. -- Solipsist 1 5:43, 5 August 2005 (UTC)

I am sorry. I was going through the Wikipedia:Untagged_images when I found a variation of the picture. I traced it back to the featured pictures where I found the copyright from a variation of this. I was linking each va riation and making sure the right tag was on each. I guess I got carried away, so I took off that. Thanks.
Ahh well, in that case, all power to your elbow. Working through PUIs is quite a job, but highly worthwhile. -- Solipsist 18:13, 5 August 2005 (UTC)

RE: Image:Palmerston North.PNG[edit]

Sir, my source was Wikipedia! I took this map: Image:Position_of_Taranaki.png And then I tweaked it. Not only Palmerston North, but for EVERY city in New Zealand. Wiki Don 17:28, 5 August 2005 (UTC)

Because the original is in the Public Domain, that means that you are also going to release your maps in the Public Domain ({{PD}}. Can you also tag your other maps that you made from Image:Positi on_of_Taranaki.png like this:
{{PD}} based of [[:Image:Position_of_Taranaki.png]]

Thank You --michael180 17:49, August 5, 2005 (UTC) I have done the cities off this table from List_of_cities_in_New_Zealand#Place s_informally_known_as_cities:

City Population (2003)
Whangarei 48,000
Auckland 1,199,300
Hamilto n 150,400 1.
Tauranga 103,600
Rotorua 55,100
Gisborne 32,800
Napier 56,700 2.
Hastings 61,700 2.
New Plymouth 49,500
Wanganui 40,000
Palmerston North 77,600
Wellington 363,400
Nelson 57,700
Christchurch 358,000
Dunedin 113,600
Invercargill 48,200

and Image:Porirua.PNG

Please tell me any others maps you have uploaded like th ese for other New Zealand cities ot mentioned on the table. --michael180 21:38, August 5, 2005 (UTC)

Image[edit]

I have got that image "Image:Padmanabhapuram_Palace.jpg" from "www.swathithirunal.org".The image is not exactly like in that Website.I've altered it slightly. That's why I said ,I have created it.Thank You. - ??????? ????

The web site states that images are for non-commercial use only. These would be given the tag: {{noncommercial}} </nowi ki>. However, because Wikipedia is mirrored by commercial sites, such images are not allowed and will be deleted. Please tag all images originally derived from www.swathithirunal.org with the template <nowiki>{{noncommercial}} to await deletio n. Thank You. It does not matter that you modified it, the original image is still copyrighted. --michael180 21:16, August 5, 2005 (UTC)

Hoover Dam[edit]

Oddly, I found my link on a different page on the same site. Here's the Chronology of the Dam [1]

(helps to add sig ;) ) LordJumper 02:44, 21 August 2005 (UTC)

List of IMAX venues[edit]

I notice you're doing a lot of edits on List of IMAX venues, and as a courtesy have held off doing the following edit. The list has "Great Britain", this should be "United Kingdom". The list has "Scotland", this should be listed in the United Kingdom entries. The Entries under "Ireland" are actually in Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom - so should be listed there. British Isles (terminology). You can make the edits if you want, but otherwise drop me a note when you're finished up and I'll make them. Wangi 15:42, 25 August 2005 (UTC)

Amazing Race[edit]

I'd be very careful in categorizing Jonathan's behaviour as being physical abuse. If you watch the incident closely, he merely shoved Victoria's backpack; he never actually pushed her or slapped/punched her in the face. The man's still an asshole, but claiming that he's a wife beater is clearly POV. --Madchester 01:31, September 3, 2005 (UTC)

re User talk:147.31.4.44[edit]

Can you please explain to me what you ment by the following which you posted on User talk:147.31.4.44:

I notice though that you've done simple space insertions in much of the above so if you're going to delete this text make sure that you restore the above. It goes without saying that if you don't, I will. --Syrthiss 18:51, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

I don't get what you mean? I had to post my homework which I typed at school (we have a shard IP, so it wasn't me). They don't let us log on to anything, so I couldn't log in. I would have posted it on my us er page, but I can't edit anything else. Sorry about that, keep on the vandel patrol. --michael180 22:46, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

That anonymous ip is blocked, which is why you can't edit anything else. As I said, I didn't mind you l eaving that there...but both times you inserted text you would insert little changes in the warning messages (on accident I assume). If you do a diff between your edits you can see that things like 'warning' became 'war ning'. I was just warning the van dal that if it was them trying to vandalize the warnings that I was going to come back and restore the page.
At least as an upside to this, I'm going to remove the block on that ip...which means you can go back to editing other pages. :) --Syrthiss 00:12, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
Sorry about that again. I guess I kept re-editing the warning messages because at school we are stuck on Netscape 4, where I just figured out that the page dosn't update when you save changes. Unlike Firefox, which I use at home, you needed to do a hard refresh to show changes. Sorry about that again. You might as well block that ip address. It is shared by schools in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Someone else will just vandalize pages again. Thank you for your time. --michael180 16:39, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

Reminder to me[edit]

Ask User:SPUI to make a moscow metro mapˇ

Adventure Ocean[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia! We appreciate your contributions to the Adventure Ocean article, but we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material. Perhaps you would like to rewrite the article in your own words. For more information, take a look at Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Happy editing! Vneiomazza 22:38, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

I've fixed it. Thanks. --michael180 00:23, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

Template:Vandalip[edit]

By this edit you made Template:Vandalip a copy of the version as of that date of Template:SharedIP. Hence the template has now become redundant. Moreover, since the edit doesn't give a link to Template:SharedIP, the past history of the text pasted is not clearly visible, in violation of GFDL. (I'm not sure if the text is small enough to not be copyrightable.)

Should Template:Vandalip be made a redirect to Template:SharedIP? Or should Template:Vandalip be reverted to the earlier version where it only talked about reporting network abuse? I'd prefer the former since the "network abuse" clause has been added to Template:SharedIP. -- Paddu 06:57, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

I did not know about the Template:SharedIP template when I made that edit. I got the text from User_talk:143.231.249.141 which I mentioned in the edit summary. At that time I did not know that it was a subset of Template:SharedIP. I found it neat that it told users that it may be shared.
I believe that Template:vandalip should become a redirect for shard ip. I made that change because many vandal IPs are shard through a corporation. (However, not all are!) That makes it a sticky situation. But, because vandalip has one of those {{{1}}} things where you can insert information into the template, and because it says may be shared. It also may not be shared. Because the vandal ip template is on some IPs that are shared we need to mention that. So yes, I support the merge and redirect.
I think we need to propose that on the talk page. --michael180 20:07, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

Hidden templates[edit]

Ahoy there. I'm an admin on the YPPedia, the wiki for the Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates community. I noticed your name when looking over MediaWiki talk:Monobook.js. We have attempted to replicate the show/hide functionality of the {{hidden}} template on our wiki but with no success. If you have the time and inclination, would you be able to look over our files and see what we have missed? Everything that we have already copied uses the same name as on the Wikipedia, so you should have no trouble finding (or not finding) the relevant files. Thanks in advance, we appreciate any help you can give us.--Fiddling Frog 06:48, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Nevermind, we got it working. Cheers!--Fiddling Frog 19:43, 9 September 2006 (UTC)
Well, sorry I couldn't help. --michael180 01:33, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Invite[edit]

Libertybell alone small.jpg You are invited to participate in WikiProject Philadelphia, a project dedicated to developing and improving articles about Philadelphia. We are currently discussing prospects for the project. Your input would be greatly appreciated!
--evrik 19:55, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Philly meetup[edit]

Hi! There will be a Wikipedia Meetup in Philadelphia on 4 November. If you're interested in coming, RSVP by editing Wikipedia:Meetup/Philadelphia 2 to reflect the likelihood of your being able to attend. If you have any questions, feel free to ask CComMack's. Hopefully, we'll all see you (and each other) on the 4th! --evrik 19:55, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:RCI Brilliance ExteriorMntn.jpg)[edit]

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Image:RCI Brilliance ExteriorSide.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:RCI Brilliance ExteriorSide.jpg. I notice the 'image' page specifies that the image is being used under fair use, but its use in Wikipedia articles fails our first fair use criterion in that it illustrates a subject for which a freely licensed image could reasonably be found or created. If you believe this image is not replaceable, please:

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Image:RCI Sovereign ExteriorSide .jpg[edit]

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Image:Rcclvoyage.jpg[edit]

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Image:Rcclvoyagerbow.jpg[edit]

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Icons[edit]

Can you show a screenshot of Mediawiki with your icons? commons:Category:Nuvola-inspired File Icons for MediaWikiOmegatron 21:25, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Done!--michael180 22:47, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
Oh, I get it. We were discussing using tiny versions for file type icons. See Template_talk:PDFlink, Template talk:DOClink and bugzilla:1578. I guess they're meant for larger sizes, though. — Omegatron 02:02, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:Voyage above.jpg)[edit]

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Please do not upload images in the GIF format[edit]

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Still images that are uploaded in the GIF format are generally tagged with {{ShouldBePNG}} and have to wait for someone (or the PNG crusade bot) to convert them. —Remember the dot (t) 00:22, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

SVG tagging[edit]

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TfD nomination of Template:Smithsonian[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image (Image:Main pool freedom.jpg)[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:Fastlane.gif[edit]

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Wikimedia Pennsylvania[edit]

Hello there!

I'm writing to inform you that we are now forming the first local Wikimedia Chapter in the United States: Wikimedia Pennsylvania. Our goals are to perform outreach and fundraising activities on behalf of the various Wikimedia projects. If you're interested in being a part of the chapter, or just want to know more, you can:

Thanks and I hope you join up! Cbrown1023 talk 03:52, 9 July 2007 (UTC)


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Commons Rename[edit]

I am requesting a rename on Commons. My current Commons name is Michael180. My target name is ThePlaz.michael180 (talk) 03:08, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

coding please?[edit]

I emailed you earlier, can you provide coding for:

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CSS_Dropdowns

The link is broken and I cannot find this page on archive.org 158.74.35.8 (talk) 19:34, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi, Sorry for the delay. I didn't see what link didn't work. -ThePlaz (talk) 03:31, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

you've got mail[edit]

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Thank you! Igottheconch (talk) 16:46, 19 September 2013 (UTC)