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Hello[edit]

Hi there I was wondering if you could help rewrite the article on the Federation credit, This article is totally inaccurate and misleading and I believe it needs to be completely redone or deleted. Since you contributed to the talk page with some useful information I was hoping you could help rewriting it. I've already put up inaccuracy and rewrite templates on the page but no one has taken any action yet. I would edit it myself but I'm afraid on this I don't know where to start as the article is just so wrong. Any help will be appreciated, thanks. --Hibernian 13:40, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

See Talk:Māori - my reponse to your question. (I moved the section to the bottom of the page as per normal practice.) Kahuroa 09:03, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

Gift economies[edit]

Please see my response to you at Talk:Gift_economy#Gift_economies_in_the_Pacific. - Jmabel | Talk 16:34, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Manden Charter/Kouroukan Fouga[edit]

Hi. My name is Scott and I'm a researcher of Africana, specifically the Mali Empire. I recently discovered you had a page up on the Manden Charter. From what I can tell, this is the same as the Kouroukan Fouga/Kouroukan Fougan (the constitution of the Mali Empire). I set up a page a while back for this subject Kouroukan Fouga and its pretty detailed. I wanted to know if you'd be opposed to deleting the Manden Charter page and maybe adding some of its details to the kouroukan fouga or possibly just make a redirect from Manden Charter to Kouroukan Fouga. I know deleting a page is rather extreme and I see you were doing a translation (very commendable btw); however, the Manden Charter has at least one serious error. Sundiata/Sundjata came to power at 1230 AD at the earliest. Most authors are pretty satisfied with the date of 1235. i've got a lot more info on the mali empire on the Mali Empire page which i've been workin my butt of at (just put up an infobox). Please hit me back and let me know what you think.

thnx 4 your time Scott Free 20:57, 23 February 2007 (UTC)


thnx[edit]

thnx 4 the quick reply. i'll get on it right away, take care of urself Scott Free 01:26, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Rotuma[edit]

No, the 1997 constitution puts Rotumans on a roll of their own, distinct from the Fijian roll. The Rotuman roll covers the entire nation of Fiji, and elects one member to the House of Representatives. David Cannon 11:41, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Bush Doctrine[edit]

so its ok for someone to says it legal for saddam to kill his people however he wants, but it isnt alright for us to invade the country? dude if u want to critisize bush thats fine, but dont tell me to get off my soapbox, that opinion in there is just as much so. should i dig up like 100,000 different people saying it was justified? that part of the article was completly unbalanced and you know it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.60.106.216 (talk) 21:55, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Moti Article - My Apologies[edit]

Apologies Aridd, I didn't assume Good Faith and thought it was other users playing funny buggers again with this article (Which has happened beforehand). That being the background, it's still no excuse for my not assuming good faith on the part of the edit - misquoting happens all time completely innocently and I should've assumed it was an honest mistake. You have my unreserved and complete apology for any offence I may have caused you - I can assure you that was never my intent... I should've just made the edit, noted that the quote omitted the reference to the RSIP and was made incorrectly and left it at that. Again, I'm very sorry and will make that apology public if you wish it so. For the record, I've always found your edits to be very sound, reasonable and balanced, and a welcome contribution to an article that has had some "problem-contributions". Xlh (talk) 09:42, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Kiribatian[edit]

As I have noted on the talk page of the election article, I understand that I-Kiribati is used to refer to the inhabitants of the country, by for things of or related to the country Kiribatian is used. пﮟოьεԻ 57 13:54, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Also, please don't change the links until the article has actually been moved. Cheers, пﮟოьεԻ 57 13:57, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Based on what I've found, for things of/ things related to Kiribati, "I-Kiribati" or just "Kiribati" is used, but never "Kiribatian". See my full reply here. Aridd (talk) 14:24, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Gilberts settled between 3000 BC and 1300 AD?[edit]

I don't have the specific publication you cited, but 3000 BC sounds quite ridiculous. Most sources I have seen say 3000 years ago, which would make it more like 1000 BC. In fact, Atoll Research Bulletin #501 argues that stable islets may not have even been formed until about 2000 years ago, constraining the possibility of the Gilberts being inhabited. --Henry W. Schmitt (talk) 21:55, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Replied here. Aridd (talk) 22:26, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
Hmm... Aspects of History... I have been meaning to pick me up a copy of this book. There is one on Amazon used for 19USD. That listing seems to be for a (paperback) reprint from the USP in '98. Is this what you have? --Henry W. Schmitt (talk) 22:40, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
Not any entire books, just little sections in books. My current goal is to travel to Kiribati to write an entire atlas type book with detailed write ups on each aspect of their culture and the geography of their islands. Right now I am perfecting my photography skills, one of many skills I will need to accomplish such a project. --Henry W. Schmitt (talk) 22:59, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
This was in my shopping cart. Maybe I'll buy that now too. --Henry W. Schmitt (talk) 23:02, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Good morning Aridd[edit]

Greetings from sunny Gabalfa!B e t t i at a l k  09:15, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

iT WAS INDEED YOUR EDIT TO cARDIFF... arrgh, bloody Caps Lock, let's try that again. It was indeed your edit to Cardiff. Now then, French stubs... I'll get to you on that one, but they'd probably be footy-based. Merci beaucoup! B e t t i at a l k  09:21, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Federation Credit[edit]

Hi, I must say I'd almost forgotten about this issue, thanks for reminding me. Anyway, I think your edits added a lot of good information to the article and it is now much better then it was. I might also do some editing on it if I can find the time. Well, bye for now then. --Hibernian (talk) 04:01, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

List of massacres[edit]

Hi Aridd

I noticed your edit there. The article is currently undergoing major debate as to its nature, organisation, and scope. While there was nothing at all wrong with your edit, it would be great if you could join the discussion at Talk:List of massacres rather than making any more. I appreciate your cooperation in this matter. --John (talk) 06:06, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Climbing[edit]

I thought that it praised the activists, the version i created discribes the events without giving them positive virtues like "daring". Its not the most POV thing ever on wikipedia but it is little "drip by drip" POV bits that leads an article to have an unencyclopedic tone. (Hypnosadist) 17:14, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Could we work together?[edit]

hello, Aridd, thank you for the article on Jin Jing. Could we work together and push this article on Jin Jing to the 'Did you know...' on the Main Page? If we can do it, many people will have chance to read this article. It's cool, isn't it?--Supportjinjing (talk) 20:04, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Wikipedia:Did_you_know give some rules. We need to finish that article firstly. I have checked the Chinese news. There is no significant point missing in the article. But my English is not very good. Please help me improve the language in that article. And we need to improve the format of the article, such as the infobox and references. Then we can submit this article to T:TDYK. The question could be '[Jin Jing|Who] is called the "Smiling Angel in Wheelchair" by Chinese people?'--Supportjinjing (talk) 22:55, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Some comments from an admin:

OK, a few things jump out at me when I read Jin Jing. Firstly, the bits on her being single, her hobbies and her heroes aren't really appropriate. Secondly, the career section is a bit awkward - can you reword it, so that the sentence structure isn't always the same? Also, these single-sentence paragraphs should be combined into longer paragraphs. Next, it's still a bit short. Can you expand it with some further information about her from the sources, not just about the torch incident? Image:Violentolympicprotestor.jpg needs a fair-use rationale, even with my limited knowledge of these matters.

My final comment is that the article must be written from a neutral point of view - it shouldn't be written to praise her or her actions, just to report on her life and notable achievements. With that in mind, I am worried that your username is too closely connected to "supporting Jin Jing". Have a look at the username policy and consider getting it changed to something more neutral. But the article has promise, and with a bit of work I'm sure you can have a good shot at getting it mentioned on the front page. Regards, BencherliteTalk 23:48, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

I'm changing my username to jingandteller.

Could you please help me improve the language of that article? Thank you very much!--Supportjinjing (talk) 00:07, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, one more thing to trouble you. Could you please update the French version later on? If possible, we can also push the French version to the main page of French wikipedia. Thanks a lot!--Supportjinjing (talk) 00:10, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

I have submitted the article to Template_talk:Did_you_know#Articles_created.2Fexpanded_on_April_11. Thanks!--Jingandteller (talk) 16:26, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. I understand. I also have many things to do in the daily life, just as you. Don't worry. If we have time, we can try to improve that article. I'm a fan of Jin Jing and I'm pro-China. But I understand the policy of wikipedia and I respect the opinion of other people. I know you have your own opinion. I won't write the article as for fans. I just want to show a real picture of that young girl to the people. Even someone doesn't like her, I will also show such criticism in the article in public. I want a NPOV article on her. That's the way I fan her. Thank you for your work on this article! Let's work together.--Jingandteller (talk) 17:51, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your work! The section of torch relay needs to be improved. There are several sentences talking about the attack by protesters. I think that part needs to be smoothed. Thanks again!--Jingandteller (talk) 13:53, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Very good idea! I support your sentence "...that a young Paralympic athlete, Jin Jing, was called an angel by Chinese netizens and the Chinese media?". Thank you! I will post your suggestion to DYK. You can also post your opinion to DYK whenever you want. Thanks again!--Jingandteller (talk) 08:08, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

2008 Summer Olympics torch relay[edit]

Some guy named User talk:Huaiwei keeps fusing the international and mainland China tours, to make sure Hong Kong and Macau are listed as part of mainland China; and renaming them into Hong Kong, China and Macau, China. Furthermore it makes the article totally unreadable, if this long list is included. Could you revert the edits made by User talk:Huaiwei, since I can't change the article (it's semi-protected and I don't have permission). Lafcadio Wluiki (talk) 22:55, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Not sure which bits were "yours" or which elements you refer to. It looks like we were both editing at the same time because I certainly did not want or mean to touch any other parts. I certainly did meant to remove "steal" as technically (legally 'by intent') it is inaccurate and read a little too hysterical to qualify as "encyclopaediac". Will have a look at it later ... Thanks. --Lucyintheskywithdada (talk) 15:30, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
Yup, that certainly was not my intent. There was an error message. The wiki went down for maintenance for a short while whilst I was looking at it. No offence intended. Folks need to tone their language down. Sorry. --Lucyintheskywithdada (talk) 16:11, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Torch[edit]

I have clearly stated the reason of my edits in the edit summary. You adding it back without discussion would also qualify 3RR.-munford (talk) 18:19, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

a letter[edit]

 Chère Mademoiselle Jin Jing,

  Je voudrais vous dire toute mon émotion pour la façon dont vous avez étébousculée àParis le 7 avril dernier lorsque vous portiez la flamme olympique. Vous avez fait preuve d’un courage remarquable qui vous fait honneur, et àtravers vous, àtout votre pays.

  Comme j’ai eu l’occasion de le souligner le lendemain même du passage de la flamme olympique en France, je comprends que la sensibilitéchinoise ait étéblessée par ce qui s’est passé, et en particulier par l’ attaque inadmissible dont vous avez étévictime et que je réprouve avec la plus grande vigueur.

  Ce qui s’est produit àParis le 7 avril a engendrédans votre pays de l ’amertume. Je tiens àvous assurer que les incidents de cette triste journ ée, provoqués par quelques uns, ne reflètent pas les sentiments de mes concitoyens pour le peuple chinois.

  Pour tenter d’effacer ce moment pénible, je souhaite vous proposer de vous rendre en France dans les prochaines semaines comme mon invitée personnelle, et celle du peuple de France.

  Dans l’attente de vous accueillir àParis, je vous prie de bien vouloir accepter, chère Mademoiselle Jin Jing, l’expression de ma profonde sympathie, et vous demande de bien vouloir transmettre àl’ ensemble de votre famille et àvos proches l’expression de mes sentiments les plus cordiaux.

  Nicolas SARKOZY

--Jingandteller (talk) 11:50, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

L'étrange histoire du «phénomène Jin Jing»

http://www.lefigaro.fr/international/2008/04/21/01003-20080421ARTFIG00495-l-etrange-histoire-du-phenomene-jin-jing.php

--Jingandteller (talk) 12:39, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Yes, they mentioned us! That's part of the reason for me to send the link to you. :) --Jingandteller (talk) 18:20, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Iran Japan Locator.png[edit]

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CfD nomination of Category:Fiji Islander swimmers[edit]

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CfD nomination of Category:Solomon Islander painters[edit]

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Ake Lianga[edit]

A result from John Hopkins University at google scholar,[1] but it requires subscription to view. Ty 00:28, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

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Lamine Guèye (skier)[edit]

Hi there Aridd,

Just wanted to tell you I came upon Lamine Guèye (skier) and have nominated it for Did You Know? Great work and very interesting stuff.--Thomas.macmillan (talk) 20:53, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Lamine Guèye DYK[edit]

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Congratulations! --PeterSymonds (talk) 21:08, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome. :) Good work. Now your work will be visible to the millions for the next six hours. :D All the best, PeterSymonds (talk) 21:21, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Resignation[edit]

The outgoing government and PM presumably remain in office in a caretaker capacity until the next gov is appointed. That's the standard practice; otherwise the country would spend a period of time without a government. Everyking (talk) 04:05, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

Nicaragua at the 2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

do not add wrong information ! only 12 country can qualify for Men's Volleyball ! check Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics , Brazil, Italy, Russia, Serbia, USA, Japan, Poland, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Venezuela and Germany , so where is your Nicaragua ? and Walter Martinez is a shooter (no archer) , Archery and Shooting are two different sports ! --Mohsen1248 (talk) 17:42, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Mohsen 1248, you don't seem to understand how Wikipedia works. The information you have removed and/or altered was properly sourced. All information included in the article comes explicitly from Xinhua. Please do not remove or alter it without providing sources that dispute or contradict it. Xinhua says explicitly that the Nicaraguan men's volleyball team will compete in Beijing, even specifying that it will face Italy. Xinhua also says that Martinez is an archer. Xinhua is a reputable source. That doesn't mean it can't be wrong, but if you know it's wrong, you need to provide sources saying so. Thank you, and if you have further questions about Wikipedia editing policy, please let me know. (I'll also thank you in advance for staying cool and polite.) Before replying, please read this. Aridd (talk) 21:56, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Award[edit]

Hey Aridd!
Congratulations on finding the page that does not exist. Here is your reward; you've earned it. User:Selfworm/HiddenLinkAward Congrats! selfwormTalk) 07:28, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Izhak Mamistvalov[edit]

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Your bot was mistaken. I've removed the tag, left a note on the article's talk page, and will leave a note on the bot's talk page too. Aridd (talk) 19:31, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Olympics and the United Arab Emirates[edit]

No problem, Aridd. I am glad to help. I do not know much about the Olympics or sports in general, so it probably needs more improvements. If there is anything that could be added or changed at United Arab Emirates at the 2008 Summer Olympics, please let me know and I will see what I can do. Thanks. Leitmanp (talk | contributions) 21:48, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

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Thank you[edit]

Thanks for the barnstar, Aridd! I really appreciate it. — jwillbur 15:45, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

I appreciate those! I shall add the ribbon to my user page. Thanks again — Andrwsc (talk · contribs) 23:05, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

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Vanuatu[edit]

A quick look through English language media will show that Vanuatuan is used to describe things of or related to Vanuatu - Vanuatuan president: China doing wonderful job in preparing for Olympics , whilst Ni-Vanuatu appears to be reserved for the people - [2]. Britannica also uses Vanuatuan,[3] to describe things related to the country, reserving Ni Vanuatu only for the ethinc group.[4]. I guess a similar situation would be using the term Icelander for the population and Icelandic for things related to the country. пﮟოьεԻ 57 10:30, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks/Multiple Paralympic gold medallists[edit]

for your nice welcome. In fact, I've been following the Olympic project page and the discussion already. Signed up there now. Oh, good luck with your thesis. Olympian77 (talk) 20:15, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Have you seen the Historical Paralympic Database at www.paralympic.org/release/Main_Sections_Menu/Sports/Results/paralympics_search_form.html? The numbers there would make for a rather long page as, e.g., there are 245 swimmers listed with 3 or more gold medals. However, there are some traps. It seems to be a purely automatic computation that has Beatrice Hess at 15-4-0 while her actual 20-5-0 record is well established. I'm guessing this is because she is identical with "Beatrice Pierre" who is also listed there at 5-1-0 (I found no confirmation for this, though). Olympian77 (talk) 16:44, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Updated DYK query On 4 September, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Trischa Zorn, 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.

Another ... Victuallers (talk) 21:51, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Paralympic Opening ceremony[edit]

As you seem to be the main editor of 2008 Summer Paralympics I thought i'd suggest to you having the opening ceremony as a seperate article like for the olympics. That way all the flagbearers, details, etc. can be listed without making the main article ridiculously long. Cheers Basement12 (T.C) 15:59, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Problem

There is a problem and I saw you edit this page before so asking for some advice or to bring toyour attention. One page has been made about a person when a page about the person already exists!!!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houda_Nounou & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houda_Nonoo I was going to do some additions but don't know what to do now with this one as where to edit? I don't know if you can help with this, or maybe you know someone who can do so. Thank you v. much for any help that is possible here.

10x10x10 (talk) 14:36, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

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Nations Cup (netball)[edit]

The Nations Cup is an event organised by Netball Singapore. It seems to include teams that are borderline for the World Championship.

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Bob Worthington[edit]

I just wanted to thank you for the comments you left on my page about the Bob Worthington article. I really appreciate the feedback! (I apologize that it took so long to respond!) Have a great day! Scanlan (talk) 13:22, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

This might be of use to you[edit]

Hi, not sure if you already know about this or not but you may find Wikipedia:WikiProject Olympics/Manual of Style (Games summary – Nations) useful for all the work your doing on the Paralympics articles. Cheers Basement12 (T.C) 17:08, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

ITN[edit]

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No problem. Thanks for updating the article. SpencerT♦C 20:06, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

{{Niue-stub}}[edit]

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DYK for Niue Star[edit]

Updated DYK query On 4 October, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Niue Star, 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.

BorgQueen (talk) 16:55, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Kiribati-Cuba[edit]

Great work on the pacific-cuban relations articles!, its interesting reading indeed. I nominated the Kiribati-Cuba article for DYK. --Soman (talk) 23:06, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. Is there any material on relations between Vanuatu and Cuba? I recall that in the 1980s, Vanuatu was the pacific country closest to the Socialist Bloc. --Soman (talk) 23:17, 14 October 2008 (UTC)
I created a stub for the Vanuatu National Union of Students, whose international relations are one manifestation of the third-worldist orientation of Vanuatu at the time. --Soman (talk) 23:33, 14 October 2008 (UTC)
Cool! --Soman (talk) 18:56, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Symbol question.svg Dear Aridd, you have a query regarding your recent Did you know nomination. Please respond here. Thank you. -- How do you turn this on (talk) 16:32, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

"confined to a wheelchair"[edit]

Thanks for your message on my talk page.

It's not at all objectively accurate to use the phrase "confined to a wheelchair". A wheelchair liberates; it does not confine. The wheelchair allows the user movement that he or she would not otherwise have. I don't see anything wrong with the phrase "uses a wheelchair", which is indeed more objectively accurate. Enobarbus88 (talk) 04:06, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

New Zealand head of State in 1800[edit]

Thanks for your message. I did rethink whether it was appropriate and decided that it was, just. Although the whole question of the legality of "claiming" territory and colonisation is questionable I went with keeping the head of state and governor for a couple of reasons: 1. Hobson was appointed Lietenant-Governor in of New Zealand in 1839 and there was no change in the status of New Zealand (as part of the colony of New South Wales) that I know of, since 1788. 2. Governor King's ‘Government and General Order’ of 1805, to give New Zealanders and Pacific Islanders some of the civil rights of British subjects would surely not have been made unless he considered New Zealand (and the relevant Pacific Islands) part of the territory of which he was governor.

The whole question could be put to Wikipedia:WikiProject New Zealand. I'd be happy to go with whatever the consensus is there.

btw, thanks for the Ruatara page, that's one less on my, very long, to-do list!

Cheers, DerbyCountyinNZ (talk) 08:09, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Ruatara (chief)[edit]

Updated DYK query On 18 October, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Ruatara (chief), 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.

BorgQueen (talk) 06:10, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Chintamani (1937 film)[edit]

Thank you very much!!! :-) -RavichandarMy coffee shop 11:21, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Map[edit]

Thanks for the heads up! It's not actually "my" map as I just modified an existing version but thanks for reinstating it though. The Red Hat of Pat Ferrick t 11:30, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK hook issue for Mary Ann Müller[edit]

There is a small discrepancy regarding the year of birth between the article/hook and the source cited (see my comment at Template talk:Did you know). My suggestion is that you change the birth-death dates both in the article and in the hook to (1819/1820?-1901), to have it agree with the reference cited. Nsk92 (talk) 13:17, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Mary Ann Müller[edit]

Updated DYK query On 21 October, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Mary Ann Müller, 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 03:33, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Kiribati–Cuba relations[edit]

Updated DYK query On 21 October, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Kiribati–Cuba relations, 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.

Cirt (talk) 17:07, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Robert Van Lierop[edit]

Updated DYK query On 23 October, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Robert Van Lierop, 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.

Cirt (talk) 02:43, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Fiji and the United Nations[edit]

Updated DYK query On 25 October, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Fiji and the United Nations, 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.

BorgQueen (talk) 11:31, 25 October 2008 (UTC)


npa[edit]

I added some info on the new anticapitalst party in France, if you want to have a look Johncmullen1960 (talk) 07:56, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

DYK for James Tanis[edit]

Updated DYK query On January 13, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article James Tanis, 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 15:56, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

General Voters Party (Fiji)[edit]

Hi there! I've just checked my talk page for the first time in quite a while, and see that you left a query about a month back about Fiji's General Voters Party. To answer your question : you probably know as much as I do, and I probably know as much as anybody does. Since the military takeover a couple of years ago, politics has been in a state of flux. The GVP officially merged with the United General Party to form the United Peoples Party, but some dissenters decided to relaunch a party under the old GVP banner. Whether they have officially re-registered it, I have no idea. Such scenarios are not uncommon in Fiji. Before the last election, a bizarre process unfolded, in which one party (I'll call it Party A) merged with another (Party B) to form a third party (Party C). Somebody then reregistered Party B. Party C then merged into it and dissolved itself. Party B then merged into Party A. What the purpose all that convoluted manoeuvring served is anybody's guess.

Sorry I can't give you much information. Because of work commitments, I've been far less active on Wikipedia in recent months. I haven't lost interest, but just don't have much time, so I've regretfully been unable to keep my finger on Fiji's pulse to the same extent as before. David Cannon (talk) 08:55, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

re: userpage corner image[edit]

Hope you don't mind, I borrowed the recycling cutout image for my userpage. OlEnglish (talk) 16:53, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Ralph Regenvanu[edit]

Updated DYK query On February 15, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Ralph Regenvanu, 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 14:22, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Tis a barnstar![edit]

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For your amazing work including, among other things, countering systemic bias and having an apparent treasure trove of references for the contemporary articles that WP lacks. Here's to hoping you come back. Xavexgoem (talk) 18:51, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

File:Nyandoro.PNG listed for deletion[edit]

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Also File:Rohani.jpg. —Bkell (talk) 23:54, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Love Patrol[edit]

Updated DYK query On April 28, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Love Patrol, 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.

Shubinator (talk) 04:33, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

ITN for Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Solomon Islands)[edit]

Current events globe On 30 April, 2009, In the news was updated with a news item that involved the article Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Solomon Islands), which you created. If you know of another interesting news item involving a recently created or updated article, then please suggest it on the In the news candidates page.

--BorgQueen (talk) 02:41, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

DYK for The Maori Merchant of Venice[edit]

Updated DYK query On May 19, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article The Maori Merchant of Venice, 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.

Shubinator (talk) 11:53, 19 May 2009 (UTC)


File copyright problem with File:China Papua New Guinea Locator.png[edit]

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File copyright problem with File:China Samoa Locator.png[edit]

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File copyright problem with File:China Tonga Locator.png[edit]

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File copyright problem with File:China Vanuatu Locator.png[edit]

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Ownership of articles[edit]

Information.svg Please do not assume ownership of articles such as Fiji-Tonga relations. If you aren't willing to allow your contributions to be edited extensively or be redistributed by others, please do not submit them. Thank you. LibStar (talk) 09:48, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

I'm not "assuming ownership". Editors have contributed to a number of the articles I've started, and I value their useful contributions. This is a collaborative encyclopedia. I have never said, implied or considered that any article I've started was my "property", and I challenge you to prove otherwise. You, on the other hand, are acting with significant bad faith, making groundless assumptions and accusations against me. This isn't the first; you also implied, on no basis whatsoever, that I was trying to glorify a dictator. I don't even know why you're saying that I'm "assuming ownership". Your tone is accusatory, inflammatory, and derives from unsubstantiated and incorrect impressions. Stop flinging out absurd, bad faith accusations. Aridd (talk) 10:01, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
I was only saying that the presentation of the description of the Commodore's arrival by the journalist sounded like glorification. You definitely fit Wikipedia:OWN#Comments which I've encountered before. Ownership is not a bad faith issue. LibStar (talk) 10:05, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
And you were wrong to view it as glorification, as I hope I've now successfully explained. Not on my part, or on the part of the Fiji Times. As for my commenting on your edits to the article: When you make mistakes, or when you make questionable edits, the fact that I started the article shouldn't disqualify me from pointing out errors, ambiguities or other questionable changes made by subequent editors. You are assuming bad faith: You consistently try to interpret my motivations in a negative light. Seriously, stop it. Try to consider, at least for a moment, that I might actually be trying to behave objectively and to do what seems best for the encyclopedia. Aridd (talk) 10:44, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
you equally assumed bad faith about me. even the wording above makes me sound like I'm totally at fault for what I perceive as not a neutral article. I don't deny you're trying to improve Wikipedia but because we work by consensus, you need to use at least hear what other people say, even if you don't agree. Simply reverting my edits without discussing on talk page could be considered bad faith. LibStar (talk) 10:46, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
interesting you even say this stuff with a condescending tone like "seriously, stop it" "try to consider, at least for a moment" when I am not here to vandalise and have spent considerable time in the last few hours searching and trying to improve the article. no good faith? LibStar (talk) 10:53, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
I know you're not here to vandalise, and I've already thanked you for your useful contributions. You're still jumping to negative conclusions, though, when you say that I don't "hear what other people say, even if [I] don't agree". I do, which is why I've discussed the issues at hand. You're wrong in that assumption too, as I've demonstrated. As for deleting content without discussing it, you did that first. I apologise for sounding grumpy; that's because I am. I haven't got the time right now to wade through this. I'm doing so because I'm concerned about the quality of the article. I may not have behaved in a perfect manner, for which I'm sorry, but I do want you to stop constantly leaping to baseless assumptions about my motivations, in an unjustifiable attempt to make me look non-neutral, or some such nonsense. (Incidentally, I notice that you're gloating on your user page about having deleted a "freaky" article I wrote. Not something that's going to make me feel particularly happy about your behaviour, either. Franco-Nauruan relations may not be particularly notable, but they're not "freaky". People's admitted ignorance of Nauru is hardly my responsability.) That said, thank you for your work on the article. I hope we can improve it together, without sniping at each other's work. Aridd (talk) 11:05, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
Apology accepted. on the same token, I apologise if I've got you annoyed. as for Nauru, unfortunately due to its extremely limited appearance in the world media, it's always going to have trouble getting Wiki related articles. I do we agree we can work together, I think France-Tonga is already much better than 24 hours ago. I intend to create Australia-Tonga soon and would be more than happy to have your assistance in this. LibStar (talk) 14:09, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

can you help?[edit]

this article needs some work Fijian mercenaries in Bougainville particularly sources. LibStar (talk) 07:55, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

An article you created France – Papua New Guinea relations is up for deletion[edit]

I'm sorry to see you were never notified by User:Bali ultimate who nominated it for deletion.--Cdogsimmons (talk) 04:56, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/France – Papua New Guinea relations[edit]

This AfD debate which you participated in, with 9 arguments in favor of deletion and 4 in favor of retention, was just closed by an admin as keep. I've opened a DRV on the matter here [5].Bali ultimate (talk) 20:04, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

thanks[edit]

thanks for your links on Australia-tonga and Bougainville, I'll insert them when I have time! LibStar (talk) 16:33, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

FORU Oceania Cup[edit]

Regarding this comment, PNG and Cooks aren't joint winners - they're competing in the finals. This is according to the IRB site. Once the result is in there can be a definitive source. Remove or not as you wish for now, it'll all be clearer soon. :) Greenman (talk) 17:47, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Ralph Regenvanu[edit]

Hi, I see that you are on a WikiBreak, but I will go ahead and leave this here for you when you get back. I've reviewed this article for a reassessment per your request. What follows is a short review.

  • The article could use a longer lead section, if possible.
  • You should put an infobox in the article.
  • The article is very well referenced with a good use of inline citations where appropriate.
  • I could find no major grammar or spelling concerns.
  • Broad in scope, but doesn't leave serious researchers wanting for too much.
  • If you can, find some images to add to the article (Requirement number 6 on the GA criteria list).
  • In summation, passes all of the requirements for "B" class except requirement 5. Let me know when you put an infobox in the article and I'll change to assessment to "B" class.

I hope that this was somewhat helpful to you, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to drop me a note on my talk page. Best, t'shaélchat 01:03, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Aro (person)[edit]

Hi, I hate to bother you, but do you have any more references to prove this person is notable? This article has many serious issues. Bearian (talk) 22:24, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Well, you learn something new every day, no matter how hard you try. :-) Bearian (talk) 12:09, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

Userbox vs. Infobox[edit]

I think you made a mistake in your userpage. You called the userboxes 'infoboxes', which are completely different things. Kayau |Jane Eyre| PRIDE AND PREJUDICE| les miserables 02:58, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

In wikitalk, yes... Nonetheless, they're boxes with information, of a sort. ;) Does it matter? Aridd (talk) 06:58, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

China Other Country Locator Maps[edit]

I came across the above on the China-Niue relations article and thought I would put my view that the map is a bit unfair in totally treating the Taiwan area as not part of China....The fairest way to handle the matter would be to have Taiwan in a slightly different matter....Whatever one's views - many countries in the world and the UN expressly recognise PRC sovereignty over Taiwan, even if that soevereignty is not "functional" so to speak....Well, I won't edit war over the point but thought if you have the technical competence to address this (which I don't), you might update the template accordingly - whenever you return to WP. I have seen other templates that followed the kind of policy I mention here. Regards. Staighre (talk) 21:48, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

List of overweight actors in United States cinema[edit]

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