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Archives at User talk:Wizzy/Archive1 up to October 2005, User talk:Wizzy/Archive2 to March, 2006, User talk:Wizzy/Archive3 to Feb 2009.

Self Promotion[edit]

Wizzy, I'd just like to call attention to this self promotion. How is this blog an ok source while others are not? Gugulethu You should be consistent with your criticism. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jaredsacks (talkcontribs) 09:09, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

But, for the record, I think it is a relevant entry - just like many of the edits I have made in general - and so should not be deleted. Jaredsacks (talk) 09:12, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Well, Jimmy Wales started the article at Mzoli's, with little more than a visit to the place and a reference to a blog. What is useful about my blog entry is that I have directions to the place - could be handy, and it is clearly marked as a blog. My blog ref was deleted from Mzoli's long ago.
Re: the sockpuppet case, I believe Indigenousname's analysis, in that you are not a sock. But there is a puppetmaster about, I am sorry it got tagged with your name. The case stays though, until checkuser is finished. Wizzy 11:49, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I know the article was started by Wales. I wasn't saying that your blog wasnt useful. Rather I was saying that there's nothing wrong with referring to blogs as long as its done in the right way. Thanks for the acknowledgement that I may in fact not be to sock puppet and I apologize for saying you are harassing me when i should have said 'bothering me'. Jaredsacks (talk) 14:20, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Strength to you Wizzy for pursuing the case of sock-puppetry that is taking place on the abm and aec sites. It would be a pity if the puppet-master, Richard2704, and his progeny Bjorn Maritz, Sekwanele and Inkululeko get off the hook. This need not be the case. First, all these user"s" have been active recently enough for a check user. Second, a consideration of the historical work of these user"s" as well as many of the 41.24xx IP addresses clearly show a common single author with a common, singular set of interests. Surely wikipedia accepts this level of analysis as proof of sock-puppetry. As for Jaredsacks and his political fellow-editor Sekwanele, it is most likely that Jaredsacks knows Richard2704 in real life and I wonder whether he has reflected lately on the kind of person he has become associated with on wikipedia and beyond. 41.15.72.123 (talk) 20:18, 17 February 2009 (UTC) Preceding post by Indigenousname (talk) 20:22, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Jaredsacks[edit]

I made a comment there, for now it is nearly impossible to work on that case (from a CU or non CU perspective) and it'll probably rot until archived because it is no longer relevant. -- lucasbfr talk 14:32, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

I'm not saying that you don't have good cause, I even started looking things up to see if a CheckUser was warranted. But the timespan involved and the huge number of accounts make it very hard to even start looking for a connexion. -- lucasbfr talk 15:03, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

I see that the sockpuppet investigation has gone cold. No sooner, and one of the sockpuppets, Bjorn Martiz, makes a tentative editing comeback. There'll be Sekwanele's to follow and before we know it "consensus" that abm has a million members and has seceded from South Africa. It notable how weak wikipedia's anti-fraud framework is and how clerical its Clerks. I am puzzled though, Wizzy, on what grounds Bjorn Martiz no longer carries the sockpuppet historical warning whereas Sekwanele still does. Indigenousname (talk) 15:26, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

You can see from the history when it was deleted. I don't have a problem with that. Wizzy 16:23, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences[edit]

I appreciate your attempts to explain the problems with his version to Ambrose Chongo, but he continues to blind revert. I've tried posting warnings on his talk page, but this hasn't changed his behaviour at all. Do you have any suggestions? Edward321 (talk) 22:14, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

I see. I have been away for a while, and actually took AIMS off my watchlist. I know Ambrose, and I somewhat doubt he is willing to listen. Wizzy 20:14, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
I have my doubts as well, but thank you for continuing to attempt to reason with him. I wanted to give him another chance before reporting him. Edward321 (talk) 14:28, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
Just reverted his vandalism to your talk page ironically accusing you of COI and article ownership because you're not an alumni. I've also reported him. Edward321 (talk) 22:43, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Retraction[edit]

Dear Wizzy, please accept my unreserved apology for suggesting that your revisions of the AIMS article were tantamount to vandalism. I realise in retrospect that my actions were out of a pique and I am mortified and deeply sorry about the entire incident. Ambrose.chongo (talk) 17:17, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of Mzoli Ngcawuzele[edit]

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About mentorship[edit]

Hey, just saw your comment about not having come across mentorship before. You can read up a bit at WP:MENTOR if you run out of other things to do. ;) Igorberger was community banned a year ago and recently unblocked on various conditions, one being that I will be his mentor. So basically, I'm trying to keep him out of trouble and help him get some skill at collaboration and effective article-building. That's why we're having the Gaddafi discussion on a sub-page rather than the article talk, and it's why I'm kind of challenging him directly to do things. I have no idea whether I'm helping or not, but I'm trying my best! :)

And thanks much for your level-headed participation. I think it's been a good exercise in discussion and compromise. Franamax (talk) 21:54, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Tanzanian elections[edit]

You have to remember that Wikipedia is not a reliable source - just because Nyerere was president for so long, it doesn't mean there weren't elections - Syria, Egypt and Iraq (under Saddam) all have presidential elections with only one candidate. The African Elections database is very good - and is backed up by Inter-Parliamentary Union which shows elections in 1970, 1975, 1985 etc. пﮟოьεԻ 57 20:09, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your links. I am convinced now. Wizzy 06:47, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

Categories[edit]

Thanks for your note on categories. I was somewhat new to the idea of categories and will fix my mistakes. JMK (talk) 09:26, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

wat[edit]

no response... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.171.160.183 (talk) 23:17, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Flagman[edit]

Couls you do something similar to the List of reservoirs and dams in South Africa than what a saw at the article on river?? Flagman (talk) 13:37, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Nigerian politicians[edit]

Thanks very much for the feedback. This has become a rather addictive hobby. I just pick a name, then trawl through web search results picking out relevant information and putting it into sequence. After a while, a thumbnail biography of sorts emerges. It is a bit like doing a jigsaw puzzle. The result is always incomplete and probably not very balanced, but I suppose it does no harm, maybe has some value. It is extraordinary that there is so little coverage of these important subjects. Thanks again. Aymatth2 (talk) 18:20, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

You might be interested in Wikipedia:Version_1.0_Editorial_Team/Index and the 'bot-generated article stats. There you can find tables generated by Wikipedia:Version_1.0_Editorial_Team/Assessment templates on the Talk: pages of those articles. You should be able to (but I can't figure out how just now) list Important articles that are of poor quality. Wikipedia:WikiProject_Africa#Needing_work also has a good list. Wizzy 20:50, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Those are interesting lists, but I am inclined to keep following my nose. I think all past and present governors, senators and ministers in Nigeria deserve some sort of article. My rough estimate is that about 900 have none, and many of the articles that do exist are very poor quality - either stubs or plagiarism from self-published content or very biased. At my speed, it would take over a year to just roughly sort out that lot - and then there would be the maintenance problem. Although, surprisingly. I am seeing very little vandalism so far.

I think sketches are useful, and don't always agree with the quality ratings which seem to be biased towards length, even for less important subjects. Sometimes a sketch is all that is needed. One day, maybe, maybe never, Wikipedia will feature an article that is just one paragraph long... I have a short span of attention, and will probably drift off into some other area... You have made a huge amount of useful contributions - keep it up! Aymatth2 (talk) 00:39, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Makab[edit]

Hey, i read your Sidon Makab section and i was puzzled how it escaped me and how it was not written before _knowing that the dump is now a regional landmark and a national symbol_ hehe, thank you mate and have a blessed Christmas. Eli+ 10:37, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

I have not been there - but my regular BBC reading prompted me to add that .. I found it on google Earth too. Well, I will take it off my watchlist as you are here :) Wizzy 11:01, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

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You beat me to it![edit]

Hi Wizzy, I was still reading the news articles for the the Zuma "love child" issue when you fixed the cites I thought were missing. It was fun working together - we should do it again! :) Roger (talk) 13:46, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Heh. Not very happy with the bulleted list, but headings would make the whole section too big. Wizzy 14:17, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

yes x1 §100 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.232.202.192 (talk) 00:02, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Removed art[edit]

Good morning from Greece. May I ask why you've removed my art concerning Thessaloniki's current Mayor. In Hellenic edition of Wikipedia this is not a practice. Why here? All the best, --ΑΝώΔυΝος (talk) 07:41, 16 February 2010 (UTC) You did the same with my art in South Africa's President article too. Please inform me about the reason, since my work remains in EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG --ΑΝώΔυΝος (talk) 07:45, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

I removed the one on Jacob Zuma because it was a terrible piece of work ? And it added nothing to the article ? This is an encyclopedia, not a bad art site. Wizzy 08:21, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

You have no good manners. It's really a pity here...--ΑΝώΔυΝος (talk) 08:49, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

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Hello Wizzy[edit]

On Nigeria article, fula language is not counted as one of nigeria's major languages but it is represented when it comes to pronouncing Nigeria's full name republik federaal bu niiseriya and the top language pronounciation of Federal republic of Nigeria,republik nijeriya ,it is not written which language it belongs to.it resembles Hausa. Hausa again is at the bottom of the pronounciation article.Here is it,four major languages in nigeria HAUSA, YORUBA, IGBO AND IJAW according to the demographics of Nigerian languages on the page.Thanks earlymen talk 05:33,30 June 2010,(UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Many thanks for the ref edits on the Selebi page. I have a lot to learn, obviously, but by studiously copying your edits I hope to get better. Thanks again.TheFallenCrowd (talk) 11:26, 4 July 2010 (UTC)

No probs. I kept all your refs as they were, but I named them so the References section does not fill up. But I don't think it is necessary to use the same ref in successive sentences - yes for different parts of the article, no for the same ref in the last sentence. We like prose, not a series of one-liners. Welcome to wikipedia, and Be Bold. Wizzy 16:08, 4 July 2010 (UTC)

Jacob Zuma family business section[edit]

Hi. Thanks for adding the section with Jacob Zuma's family business dealings to his page. After reviewing the references, I didn't believe that the submitted changes were verifiable, neutral or encyclopedic. I've posted a full explanation on the talk page and removed the section. If you can find more reliable references, I do invite you to rewrite and resubmit the information.

On a personal note, corruption in government is rife and sickening (all around the world), and you'll probably be surprised that reading the references made me very angry and upset indeed. That said, I still don't believe that there were sufficient hard facts for it to be in a wikipedia article, especially because of WP:BLP. --HiltonLange (talk) 18:12, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

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Zambia[edit]

Wizzi as you know I am a complete novice at this. I opened edit of the previous section in order to add this 'talk' because I couldn't find the way to open a fresh topic page. Anyway, I have replied to your so welcome comment on my talk page but I'm not sure if I am supposed to reply on your page or notify you in some way that I have written a message.

I may have it all wrong, but would you just tell me whether when responding I should write a reply on your page or my own. Thank you, sorry for bothering you with such elementary questions!Sophena Chisembele 09:08, 15 April 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sophena Chisembele (talkcontribs)

Fine-structure constant‎[edit]

It appears that I made an error which you corrected at Fine-structure constant‎. Thanks. I mistakenly thought the Anon IP was being sarcastic and I didn't closely check the content. ---- Steve Quinn (talk) 13:09, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

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RE: Muammar al-Gaddafi[edit]

Thanks for the praise Wizzy! Midnightblueowl (talk) 13:22, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

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Schmuck DYK[edit]

Did you mean big as in lengthy? Yes, I finished it two weeks before April Fools', so I had the time to finish it before it ran (Actually, usually I do ... I don't take a kiss-and-nominate approach to DYK). Daniel Case (talk) 16:36, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

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Shweshwe[edit]

I have expanded this article quite a bit. Let me know if you still have any concerns about it. HelenOnline 06:35, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Looks great! Wizzy 08:25, 23 January 2014 (UTC)


Cape Town meetup: 2nd February[edit]

Hi Wizzy, I just wanted to let you know about, and invite you to, the 4th Cape Town Wiki-meetup at Truth Coffee on Buitenkant St on Sunday the 2nd of February. Cheers, --Discott (talk) 12:17, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Wizzy, I just wanted to apologise as I think I did not make it clear enought that we were meeting at the other Truth Coffee at 36 Buitenkant street instead of the Truth at the Prestwich Memorial. In the future I will make sure to avoid this confusion.--Discott (talk) 12:47, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Gaia (spacecraft)[edit]

Hi Wizzy! Regarding your recent edit in the Gaia article, would you mind being a bit more specific about what is meant by accuracy? Accuracy of what? Regards. Gaba (talk) 14:37, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Clarified it to absolute distance. ¬¬¬¬

Wiki-meetup 4 May 2014[edit]

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