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Happy editing, Isomorphic 06:30, 14 Mar 2004 (UTC)


Hi, I just saw your edit to Euro. Please note that it doesn't much matter whether a date is shown as "January 1" or "1 January", though it looks nice if it's consistent within a particular article, and the Wikipedia standard is to use the local standard format, so for Euro we'd use the British/Irish "1 January" style rather than the American "January 1". What is important, however, is that all dates are Wikified so that each reader gets to see the dates in the format they chose under "preferences". -- Arwel 22:08, 23 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Capitalization[edit]

That's an awesome user name. "Hey, Wuuuucy, I'm home!" I thought I had left the "name of your face" thing on my page. Whatever. Anyway, when I was being taught English grammar and usage, they told us that titles were spelled with capitals. Maybe the rules have changed since I was a kid. But as an example, here is this book title: "Yankee Stadium: Fifty Years of Drama". Note that only articles and prepositions are uncapitalized, unless they happen to begin the phrase, as with "A Place for Summer: A Narrative History of Tiger Stadium". d:) Wahkeenah 17:05, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

The original was just a single entry with no "attribution", and then someone else rubbed it out, which was technicall also "vandalism", even if they were trying to be helpful. So I just threw in my tupence worth and let it go at that. I reckon I should see how the EB or some other "old fashioned" encyclopedia does capitalisation. But I'm not any sort of crusade about it. As long as we have a consistent standard. d:) Wahkeenah 17:36, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

Great user name. Best one I have seen yet.--Looper5920 09:02, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

India related links[edit]

Welcome!! --Gurubrahma 13:29, 11 November 2005 (UTC)

Capitalisation in links[edit]

Note that the capitalisation in telco is not displayed; if you want to alter it, I'm not going to stop you, but it makes absolutely no difference to how the article appears or functions. --Calair 22:41, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Ah, that makes sense. I noticed mention of capitalisation in your edit summary and so thought it was a deliberate change, when you were actually referring to a different capitalisation issue. --Calair 00:19, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Packer[edit]

Two things:

  1. The officialstandard abbreviation for Australian dollars is AUD or AU$. A$ is incorrect; for all I know it might refer to an entirely different currency.
  2. Stop swearing in edit summaries. The contribution histories are not just another talk forum; they provides information on article provenance and are therefore a core part of the encyclopaedia that we are building. The presence of the word "shit" in edit summaries is unencyclopaedic, and it cannot be reverted. Drew (Snottygobble) | Talk 22:47, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
ISO 4217 Drew (Snottygobble) | Talk 00:01, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Portuguese Wikipedia[edit]

Well, what I can say is the following:

  1. I admit that my mistake in L.A. and "Monterrey" was pretty stupid, since I had not noticed that the link was wrong, and should be "Monterey" instead, as you had corrected, and I had not seen. (I searched the English Wikipedia for the former, so I got all messed up because of my error). For that, I apologize. I'm very sorry for the my mistake, and for the misunderstanding it created.
  2. In "cidades globais", however, you should know well that, for correcting links, the use of the following: [[LINK ADRESS|ALTERNATE NAME TO BE SHOWN]], for directing a given word to an article, and not just altering one format of a given word to another (Frankfurt > Francoforte, etc) since, in the case of cities, many English names are extensively used in Portuguese, and often, they are more commonly used than their Portuguese counterparts, not being appropriate to just modify one version to another.
  3. I did not put anything that you had put previously on the article "cidades globais" and was removed when the article was reverted, except removing two useless headlines, days after the reversion, which I had not noticed that were removed in your edition, because what I had seen in your edit there was only the modification of the naming of the cities from one format to another.

Regards, Leslie Mateus 01:11, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Cricket v Baseball[edit]

Yes... it is me. Sorry, but I'm not sure who you are - I surmise you're Indian, but I know several Indians. As for baseball in Australia, not very big at all. It's actually played mostly in winter, to avoid the competition with cricket. There are many school-level competitions, but the pro adult league died out some years ago with a whimper. -dmmaus 22:03, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

Internet#Capitalisation_conventions[edit]

I mean, I'm just saying... Wiki Wikardo 07:48, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

As it says, the trend is towards using lower case, especially outside Merka. ReeseM 13:55, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

Re: Cantonese[edit]

Thanks for the request on my talk page. What did you mean by " there’s no vowel-initials in Cantonese "? — Instantnood 20:11, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

In Cantonese there are characters with null-initial pronunciations. — Instantnood 20:55, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
Perhaps 艾力. — Instantnood 13:51, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Pet peeve[edit]

Why would it bother you that English Wikipedia “chooses” the English spellings of Catalonia and Majorca? —Wiki Wikardo

"Majorca" especially bothers me because I think it is archaic and falling out of use. And it often leads to a pronunciation that is dead wrong. Somewhat the same on "Catalonia", but Orwell's famous book will certainly keep that spelling in the language, if only as a common alternative. But also it is a little weird that we effectively end up with the Castilian name of a place where much of the population rather resents historic Castilian domination. -- Jmabel | Talk 00:32, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Forgive me if I’m wrong—no hablo bien catalán—but isn’t the difference between the Castillian spelling and the Catalan spelling of Catalonia an Ñ versus an NY? —Wiki Wikardo

That's just orthography; the issue as an "O" vs. a "U", which really does affect pronunciation. (Y yo no hablo tampoco catalán, pero puedo leerlo.) But there is another issue: In Spain, for Catalan-speaking regions, even the central government now pretty consistently uses Catalan placenames. The Spanish names, in writing, tend to suggest centralizing Spanish-nationalist politics. - Jmabel | Talk 19:49, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Regarding edits made during August 1 2006[edit]

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–Wiki Wikardo did not 'damage' any articles, maybe you're not aware of it, but there is a significant movement to acknowledge the phenomena that is taking place with the population in elephants worldwide. you (Tangot) are damaging wikipedia --Everett3 23:37, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Edit summary[edit]

Hi, I noticed your edit summary on this edit [1]. I don't see how that is relevant to either the change or the article. Generally, it's not a good idea to add personal commentary to edit summaries, especially if they are off-topic. -- Gogo Dodo 16:27, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

about Cathay[edit]

Thanks for your message. I just found that the English name of 國泰航空 is Cathay Pacific. Probably that's why you added zh:国泰 as the interwikilink to Cathay. But I still don't think that Cathay is the translation of 國泰 even for the company's name. Probably the company translates 國 as Cathay, and 泰 as Pacific. Anyway 國泰 is not an indepedent word in Chinese language. It means "Peaceful State" and is usually used in the phrase of 国泰民安 (state is peaceful and the people are safe). So we do not need to find a specific English word for 國泰. Thanks. --Neo-Jay 08:42, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Well, many thanks for your information. I found that it was as early as 1921 when 国泰 was translated as Cathay (for a ship's name). Probably the other 国泰 companies just followed this translation. --Neo-Jay 14:37, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

You are right. Some, if not many, 國泰 companies do not use Cathay as their English names. I also had found that many, if not most, mainland China 国泰 companies use "Guotai" as the translation. See, e.g., 国泰基金, 上海市国泰电影院, 国泰君安证券研究所, and 江苏国泰国际集团. Thank YOU for your quesiton and research. --Neo-Jay 01:36, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Your edit to Esteban "Steve" Jordan[edit]

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Jin[edit]

Well, apparently Jin's wikipedia page says he's from the Chinatown in Flushing

QueensFinest86 20:07, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

I'm glad you think vandalism is funny[edit]

Ultimately it is, since everything is ephemeral anyway. - gohlkus (talk) (Changing my tune) 01:36, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Nation's Giant Hamburgers[edit]

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“and Dutch”[edit]

Good lookin’ out, man. —Wiki Wikardo 02:14, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

You better should adress that other editor, who recently removed the Dutch translation from these text samples. Still better lookin' out, man! Ad43 (talk) 09:09, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Latin-Urdu Converter[edit]

Hi! thanx for your post, but it seems you catched wrong guy. I'm not the person whome you ar giving credit for Latin-Urdu Converter it is some Syed Rizwan Mohammad Rizvi of Karachi, Pakistan while I am Sayed Mohammad Faiz Haider Rizvi of Barabanki, India. --Sayed Mohammad Faiz Haider Rizvi (talk) 07:10, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

It's fine friend... :) --Sayed Mohammad Faiz Haider Rizvi (talk) 07:16, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Awesome name[edit]

Wonderful account name, Wiki Wicardo.   Wascally wabbits evewywhere awe in awe !   --Zigger «º» 08:10, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Agree that Wiki Wicardo is a wonderful account name! Pdfpdf (talk) 03:14, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
As someone who just noticed this name today while doing copyright cleanup, I agree with the above. Wizardman 22:34, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

npr?[edit]

What is "npr" an abbreviation of? Thanks in advance, Pdfpdf (talk) 03:12, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

sf net[edit]

whole thing should be restored within 24 hours. DS (talk) 05:34, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Anti-French Sentiment in the United States[edit]

This one is a tough one. I reverted your edit. Although the article is about America, British style may be used if the entire article is consistent and if the article begins with British style. There is no compelling interest to convert the style from British to American English. GnarlyLikeWhoa (talk) 07:42, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Mother Teresa[edit]

You were just trying to make the criticism easier to find! Someone is curious about criticism of Mother Teresa and goes to the article and has to search around looking for it, that's an unnecessary hassle. I hope to hear you make your case against those who reverted your very helpful edit. Be bold! Chrisrus (talk) 16:56, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

nom nom[edit]

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Big Game with Santa Clara?[edit]

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Input request[edit]

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username :D[edit]

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Your username gave me a nice laugh! (Hope Im not showing my age too much here!) Thelmadatter (talk) 22:39, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

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June 2014[edit]

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Talk:2014 FIFA World Cup/Archive 2#Group of Death. Cheers. Walter Görlitz (talk) 07:32, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

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