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User:Lighthead

Hi, please turn the fair use images on your userpage into a list of links or something like that as soon as possible. Wikipedia policy doesn't allow fair use images to be displayed in userspace (see Wikipedia:Fair use#Policy), and acording to this report you have 37 of them on that page (if you have fair use images on other userspace pages please fix those too). Thanks in advance. --Sherool (talk) 20:10, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Floatingisland.jpg

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The KLF

Hi, you asked me a question about KLF pictures and whether they're fair use images or free. The main picture Image:The_KLF.jpg seems to be fair use so you can't use it on your user page, sorry. If what you're after is a smiley like this Smiley.png you can use it because this picture comes under a free licence Smiley.png --kingboyk 17:20, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

NO, I didn't upload either of those pictures and I don't own the copyright on them. My work on The KLF article was to write some of the words. I don't own the pictures. If I did, I'd let you use them of course! --kingboyk 17:24, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Userboxes.

I'm glad you like the userbox {{User:nathanrdotcom/Userboxes/User Mood Disorder}} (that I created); if you like, feel free to see if you like any of my other userboxes. — Flag of Ottawa, Ontario.svg Flag of Ontario.svg Flag of Canada.svg natha(?)nrdotcom (TCW) 11:55, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia: Wikiproject Paranormal

On Wikiproject Supernatural I proposed a merge for these two projects I need your members input. Mahogany-wanna chat?

Userboxes again

I fixed up your userpage as the userboxes were just everywhere. I removed some deleted userboxes and moved some userboxes to their correct locations. — Nathan (talk) / 01:03, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Narnia

Hello, I noticed that you edited an article related to, or expressed interest in The Chronicles of Narnia. I thought you may be interested in knowing that there is a WikiProject working to improve articles about Narnia, your help would be greatly appreciated. Please consider joining the WikiProject Narnia. Thank you! Bornagain4 02:48, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Infra-progression

I've nominated Infra-progression for deletion because it appears to be original research. You can visit the discussion and participate at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Infra-progression Not a dog 04:54, 29 November 2006 (UTC).

Wikipedia:WikiProject Electronic music

  • If you are receiving this message, you are currently listed as a member of Wikipedia:WikiProject Electronic music. We need more active members at Wikipedia:WikiProject Electronic music. So please tell your friends who like electronic music and are willing to put in hours writing about it. If there are any suggestions for features for this Wikiproject I will help out with them and see what I can do. Please add any projects you are working on to the list - I will gladly help out with them as best I can. Since the original project founder has been MIA for 9 months or so, I'm declaring myself pseudo-king and cheerleader of this Wikiproject. Basically, that probably means that I'm just going to do the most work related to this project for now. Please tell your wiki real-life friends who are interested in electronic music about this wikiproject! We need active members! Wickethewok 11:14, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Graffiti

Dear participant of Wikipedia: WikiProject Graffiti, your assistance is needed and input required at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Graffiti. The project has become inactive and unfocused and I'm calling meeting to address these issues, and find a resolution. There is work to be done, and we are the ones to do it. Regards, Dfrg.msc 01:44, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Article proposed for Deletion

Please help discuss this Article proposed for Deletion: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Robert Douglas Genn User:Pedant 18:41, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Subpages

Per WP:StS I have changed your userboxes in source to shortcuts to userpages, thus taking your userpage out of template categories:

-PatPeter 22:52, 25 March 2007 (UTC)


Angelology

I read your commment on the Angel page. I know nothing about it, but that's why I looked up angels. If you can make it, I think a page for it would be an great addition PlayCollective 00:44, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Angel names

Mursiel and Baviel are not Latin; they may be Hebrew. Gustav Davidson's Dictionary of Angels would be the first place to look, I'd think. - Smerdis of Tlön 03:22, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

You might ask at Talk:Aramaic language. - Smerdis of Tlön 04:03, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

re:I saw your comment about starting a Wikiproject

I'm sorry. I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. My watchlist, like other people's, has already broken down. Therefore, I can't keep track of comments people made in response to mine. Could you please explain your message on my talk page?--Ed ¿Cómo estás? 23:15, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Invite to the Kabbalah article

Thank you for the kind invite to help on the project but I must admit that I am sorely lacking in that area and would do less than an efficient job in helping you in that regard. Nevertheless, thank you once again. Jtpaladin 01:12, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Hi Lighthead. I also am not much into Kabbalah, except to the extent that I like to see all Jewish intellectual movements represented accurately on Wikipedia, and not painted with someone's agenda. However, I might be willing to chip in here and there. I have a few Scholem books and some others (and, more importantly, access to a university library), but I would always first go to the Jewish Encyclopedia or the Encyclopedia Judaica. One or the other will have an excellent article on most topics, and the JE articles can be copied directly. They are not great fans of kabbalah, true, but since most editors of kabbalah articles here are biased too much in the other direction (i.e., that Kabbalah is the greatest thing since unsliced bread), a little dose of Jewish Encyclopedia can help bring things back down to earth. Anyway, let me know where I can help. —Dfass 14:01, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
Good idea. I think the main need is for certain parts to be split off into separate articles. One could deal with theories on the origin of Kabbalah, for example the Biblical background, the Assyrian parallel mentioned early in the article, Neoplatonism, Gnosticism, Ismaili Islam and so on. (The parallel with Greek Orthodoxy is very strained: it only shows a common background in Neoplatonism.) I don't know when I'll have the time, but I'll try! --Sir Myles na Gopaleen (the da) 20:57, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

A quick question

Hi, I'm making a project, and I'd thank you if you answer this:

What truely is Mythology to you?

Thank you.--Midasminus 19:56, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

With this I mean: If you had to define Mythology (in a school test or something), what would you answer (Mythology is...)--Midasminus 17:27, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Your kind invitation

Thanks. I must admit that kabbalah and Jewish occultism are not my specialties. I will take a look at the articles involved and see if I can do something, but I doubt I'll be able to contribute significantly. --Svartalf 08:53, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

You Invitation

Thanks for the invite, butI may not be able to contribute. My specialities are eastern occult practice. The Kabballah is not my speciality, I might view the article for citations and NOV, and then make some suggestions. That's about all I may be able to do. Thanks for the invite thoughJohn196920022001 10:19, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Invite

I'd be honored to join your project! I am a scholar of Rosicrucianism, which includes many kabbalistic elements, so I'm happy to help in any way I can, although my specialty is European Para-Christianity.--Whytecypress 21:00, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

{{Kabbalah-stub}}

Hi - I see you have recently created a new stub type. As it states at Wikipedia:Stub, at the top of most stub categories, and in many other places on Wikipedia, it is recommended that new stub types are proposed prior to creation at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals, in order to check whether the new stub type is already covered by existing stub types, whether it is named according to stub naming guidelines, whether it reaches the standard threshold for creation of a new stub type, and whether it crosses existing stub type hierarchies. Your new stub type is currently listed at WP:WSS/D - please feel free to make any comments there as to any rationale for this stub type. And please, in future, consider proposing new stub types first! Grutness...wha? 00:00, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

I understand now that I hadn't proposed it; but I couldn't understand something you mentioned about 8-stub; and a bio something. Could you break it down to me in layman's terms.

Sure - basically for a stub type to be useful for editors, it's important for there to be at least a certain number of articles that can use the stub template. Below that number, it tends to make more work for editors rather than less, since they have to look through lots of small categories rather than one or two containing a reasonable number of articles. Also, there are easier ways to keep track of stub articles if there there are only a few without having to use a template, such as a user or WikiProject list subpage, or a WikiProject specific template for article talk pages that could be used for grading all pages relating to the project, not just stubs. Normally, the threshold number for a new stub template and category is 60 articles, though where there's a WikiProject that's lowered to 30. When I said there were only 8 stubs, what I meant was that at the moment only eight articles have the kabbalah-stub template on them (as shown here), and we've got no guarantee at the moment that there would be very many more. As for the bio-stub thing, biographical stub articles tend to be categorised separately to ones about other items related to a subject, and at the moment half on the articles using kabbalah-stub are biographies (plus one "biography" of an angel, but that's another matter :). BTW, the best way to show that a stub template is worth having is to show that there are more articles that can use it - if the number of articles using it were to increase to 30 or so, then it's very likely that the Stub-sorting project would agree to it being a useful stub type! Grutness...wha? 09:34, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

PS - as someone with a more than passing interest in the (somewhat related) Golden Dawn, this sounds like an interesting WikiProject. Sadly, I don't really know enough to be able to add to any of the articles, but I'll definitely be keeping an eye on the WP's work! :) Grutness...wha? 09:44, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
In response to your comment on my talk page:
Actually, no. What would probably work best would be to just tag all the articles in the project, and make a list of those that are already marked as stubs, either on other assessments or by the presence of stub templates. Then show that list to the people at Stub Sorting and the single stub template would be approved for transclusion into all the appropriate articles. It will also generally place those articles in a specific stub category, which is potentially useful. John Carter 22:26, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
Give that list and number to the people at stub sorting and the stub will almost certainly be approved. Give them a couple of days to do so, though. They require some votes before approving anything, being driven by consensus meaning they have to have consensus before they can act. John Carter 23:19, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Kabbalah project

Don't try to create a stub until after you've gotten approval from Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting. They'll generally want at least 30 extant stubs before they'll approve the creation of a new stub template. It might be possible that we could adjust the project banner to include assessment criteria, which might make that a bit easier. Let me know if you want them included in the banner. Also, the project is now listed on the Community Portal as a new project, so there might be a few others joining in the near future as well. John Carter 13:39, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

I'd take his word that they accept your word about the number of stubs. Regarding the italics, I'm less sure what you're specifically asking. If you mean the italics in the link to the portal from the banner, I think that they're mostly "built-in" by the template parameters. If you mean in the main body of the template, "this article is supported by WikiProject Kabbalah", just remove the two sets of two ' marks on either side of the italicized text. John Carter 15:24, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Rosicrucianism

No, you are indeed correct.--Whytecypress 18:02, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Banners

Banners are the templates put on article talk pages. In this case Template:WikiProject Kabbalah is the banner. John Carter 21:51, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

I started putting the banner on various articles that fit in the categories of the project. The list that has gone so far can be found here. Not sure what you mean about the template looking "professional". If you mean the bluish color, I chose that to make the banner "stand out" a bit more, but it can be changed, probably to any color you want. If you mean that you want the various assessment criteria added to it, like on Template:WPBiography, I can do that too, although it'll probably take a bit longer. Just let me know what it is that you specifically want done. John Carter 21:58, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

I see the question's already been answered :) - you might find Wikipedia:Glossary useful. Grutness...wha? 22:07, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Userboxes and bio-stubs

Hi again - there's a big list of userboxes which can be accessed from Wikipedia:Userboxes. The one you're looking for is probably on the subpage Wikipedia:Userboxes/Wikipedia, which covers editing philosophies and the like.

As to the Kabbalah-bio-stub, yes, that would have to be proposed separately. With only 21, there's really too few stubs for one at the moment - it would be better to "double-stub" them by adding both {{Kabbalah-stub}} and some form of bio-stub (probably a nationality one - I don't think there is a specific bio-stub for esoteric practitioners or the like). Grutness...wha? 01:11, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Portal

I'm afraid my knoweledge of how to set up portals is minimal at best. You might want to put the portal up for review at Wikipedia:Portal peer review to see how some of the people there, who presumably know more about this sort of thing than I do, might try to improve it. John Carter 21:15, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Response to your questions

Hi. I've been on (and still am on) a wikibreak. However, I finally responded briefly to your comments on my talk page at User talk:Willscrlt#Where would I go to make a template for my Wikiproject. I hope that the response is still at least a little useful to you. You can use my e-mail link if that's not enough. --Willscrlt (Talk) 11:34, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

You asked if the image is "fair use". Basically, if you find an image on Wikimedia Commons, it is not a fair use image, because Commons only permits "free" images, not "fair use" ones. Being a free image (cc-by-sa licensed), you may use the image pretty much however you like, so long as you don't change how the resulting image is licensed. That's a lot of gobbledygook that means -- your use of the image is fine. Obviously non-free images do end up on Commons (until they are caught), but this one appears to have been uploaded by the author and he states it's freely licensed. I wouldn't lose any sleep over using the image as you have. Just to be clear, "fair use" means it's copyrighted and you are using the image without permission. Under United States law, you are allowed to do so with limitations. One exception is using it to illustrate or describe something (like Wikipedia grudgingly allows when a free image is not available of a celebrity). In those cases, the image must accompany the article that discusses it, but using the same image in a template or on a personal page just because you like it, would be a copyright violation. Fair use images are permissible (on the English Wikipedia, not many other places), but should be avoided unless absolutely unavoidable. Freely licensed images are the way to go anytime you can -- even if you have to create it yourself from scratch (derivatives based off of copyrighted works are not permissible, though). I hope that helps. --Willscrlt (Talk) 03:11, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Kabbalah-stub (II)

Hi Lighthead - the debate was closed as "keep upmerged template", so for now it should feed into a larger category rather than Category:Kabbalah stubs. Once it gets to over 30 stubs, though - the threshold for the main stub of a wikiproject - it ill have enough for its own category. Do you think that it can be used on 30 stubs straight away? If so, I don't see much problem with giving it its own category now, rather than trying to work out whetrher "Mysticism stubs", "Judaism stubs", "Magic stubs", or "Religion stubs" would be the best place for it - none of which seem quite accurate. Grutness...wha? 05:30, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Exactly - go ahead and use it./ For the time being it might point to a not-quite-ideal category, but once it's clear it has over 30 stubs it'll be given its own category. Grutness...wha? 23:59, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Graffiti Newsletter

wham!

Greetings from WikiProject Graffiti, you are part of a dedicated group of people working to better Wikipedia's coverage of topics relating to Graffiti. Latest News:

If you are looking for something to do:

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And remember you can add some input at our talk page. Cheers, Dfrg.msc 09:39, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Category:Astrological factors

Hi. I have brought up a discussion regarding the deleted category on the WikiProject Astrology talk page. Comments are welcome. — Sam 19:12, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Active in so many Wikiprojects?

You seem to have added yourself as active in more Wikiprojects than one can shake a stick at. Are you really sure you are going to be that active in so many subject areas? --AnonEMouse (squeak) 13:04, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Category:Psuedoreligionist Wikipedians

As you may already be aware, Category:Psuedoreligionist Wikipedians and its subcategories, Category:Discordian Wikipedians, Category:Flying Spaghetti Monsterist Wikipedians, Category:SubGenius Wikipedians, and others, have been deleted. That deletion is now up for review. If you have anything you'd like to say on the subject, now is the time. If you know of any other editors who might have something to say on the subject, pass the word. If, on the other hand, you are not interested in the slightest, feel free to delete this.   — Bigwyrm watch mewake me 11:03, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

You may be right, I may be wrong

You may be right, I may be wrong but how is the deletion of the phonetic pronunciation not relevant (according to the MOS); I could see how it's already there later in the actual body, but I was just thinking for people who just glance at the intro. because I didn't see that until later. I don't know I guess you're right (being as how no other biographies have phonetic pronunciations). þ

Hey Lighthead, Yeah, most bios don't include it unless there is some special reason I guess. I was just trying to have the article conform to other bios. Anyways, no biggie either way. Cheers! --Tom 12:15, 27 July 2007 (UTC)