User talk:A2Kafir

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Contents

Welcome[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! By the way, you can sign your name on Talk and vote pages using three tildes, like this: ~~~. Four tildes (~~~~) produces your name and the current date. If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the village pump or ask me on my Talk page. Again, welcome! --John Kerry + John Edwards 2004 01:32, 6 Oct 2004 (UTC)

revert war[edit]

I understand you think that one sentence on Munich Massacre is wrong. I agree. But you are reverting a huge amount of text -- not just that one sentence. Please stop.

Also, I have started a discussion on Talk:Munich Massacre about your version and the other version, and I would value your input there. Quadell (talk) (help)[[]] 19:46, Nov 11, 2004 (UTC)

I see what you mean. He wants to depersonalize the whole thing (eliminating the names if the athletes) and otherwise get rid of anything he views as sympathetic towards Israel, which he clearly hates. Too bad. He is wrong to drastically alter waht was a balanced, factual article to fit his worldview.

Talk:Munich Massacre[edit]

Regarding Talk:Munich Massacre, any comments you have about a user belong on that user's talk page. The talk page for Munich Massacre should be used exclusively for discussion about the article itself, not the participants. Thanks, Quadell (talk) (help)[[]] 21:57, Nov 11, 2004 (UTC)

Good point; that would lower the snarkiness level a bit.

I have attempted a compromise version of Munich Massacre that incorporates the best parts of both versions. Improvements are welcome, but I would like to humbly ask that you not do a blanket revert, as you would be reverting good edits as well as bad. Thanks! Quadell (talk) (help)[[]] 22:21, Nov 11, 2004 (UTC)

Yasser Arafat article[edit]

Hi A2Kafir. The version HistoryBuffEr tried to insert was his own; he does this with all articles he edits, creates his own POV version, and insists on inserting it without any kind of consensus or agreement in Talk:. Feel free to revert them whenever you see them, as his versions violate Wikipedia policy in several important ways. Jayjg 03:31, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip. A2Kafir 03:33, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)
My pleasure, and if it hasn't been said before, welcome to Wikipedia. Jayjg 03:50, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Bat bomb[edit]

Hi, I actually thought the Bat bomb edit you reverted was a good one; I looked up the two books and "Sunwing" does seem to be inspired, plot-wise, by the bat bomb project, whereas "Silverwing" isn't. Just a thought. I have a special affinity for this article, because it was my first one on Wikipedia (before I got a login)............ A2Kafir 23:15, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I assumed that since the books were one series having the link to the one with an article would be best, not realising it needn't be referenced in all books from the series. My bad, restored. Thanks for you vigilance! --fvw* 23:18, 2004 Nov 29 (UTC)

Leaning tower[edit]

"Good lord. It's like arguing with a lump of depleted uranium." Hey, if it's me you're referring to, (a) smile when you say that, and (b) can't you upgrade my predepleted self to plutonium? Erm, that little matter aside, I was outside the Leaning Tower the year before last. Its leaningness lets too many people overlook what a lovely building it was supposed to be, and still is. Shortly after seeing it I saw a wonderful photo book devoted to it. Italian text only, and I didn't buy it because it was big and expensive and I'd already bought too many books, and I stupidly omitted to make a note of the photographer, title, ISBN. Extensive websearches have failed to turn up anything. D'you happen to know the book I'm talking about? -- Hoary 02:39, 7 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Thank you for the reminder of separate-language capabilities of Bookfinder, O fellow infidel. I'll take a look later. Books, books -- yes, I have dozens of them; I don't know what to do. The most monstrous is the Encyclopædia Britannica, 10th edition: the spines are crumbling and the effect on the, er, decor is profoundly depressing. As for Italian book-souvenirs, my prize is Salvini, Il Duomo di Modena. And as for irresistible bargains, if you don't already have Get me a table without flies, Harry (bemused American tourists in Ireland and all that), snap it up at half price. (Incidentally, Bill Griffith is about a thousand times more Wikipediaworthy than at least one Philadelphia-based timewaster I could name.) Hoary 03:35, 12 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 2000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

Option 1
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

OR

Option 2
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions to any [[U.S. state]], county, or city article as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" with "{{MultiLicensePD}}". If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know what you think at my talk page. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. -- Ram-Man (comment| talk)

Siberia Airlines[edit]

Might want to work this in somewhere: Siberia Airlines Flight 1812. A2Kafir 20:52, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Here it is Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 accident AlexPU

Sorry, couldn't find it when I looked.[edit]

Sorry about that... I couldn't find the add message link (that little "+") but have now.

I keep adding a link and it keeps getting reverted... did I miss the (a) point here?

I'm asking you, because yours was the last revert.

--User_talk:Brillpappin


Three revert rule[edit]

Hi, looking at your recent edits on Khmer Rouge I see that you have reverted the page at least three times in the past twenty-four hours:

  • 17:50, 16 Dec 2004 reverting to 5:07, 16 Dec 2004
  • 01:35, 17 Dec 2004 reverting to the same version
  • 02:48, 17 Dec 2004 reverting to the same version

This is usually a sign that you need to step back a bit and, if the page needs to be reverted, let someone else do it.

It's also a breach of the Three revert rule, which makes three or more reversions by the same user in twenty-four hours an offence that can be dealt with by an administrator blocking you for twenty-four hours. Consider this a polite warning.

It's okay to go to another editor and ask him to look at a page and see if he thinks it should be reverted. That would not be breaking the rule.

I agree that the other user should go to the talk page and discuss his POV problems. Why not leave a message on his talk page asking him to do so? --[[User:Tony Sidaway|Tony Sidaway|Talk]] 03:06, 17 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Reverting[edit]

Before you revert, you should discuss the edit on the talk page. You are not doing so. Please start. Stargoat 16:09, 17 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up! Didn't see my typo. Danny 00:02, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Japan-geo-stub[edit]

Hi A2Kafir - I've just removed the image you put on the japan-geo-stub template. Images have been removed from many of the larger stub categories to help with server problems. There was already a perfectly good image for this category, which was removed in line with this policy - and then you put a new, different image back there. Please do not use an image on this or other templates which have had images removed until the "all-clear" has been given to use images - see [[1]] for more information. (In any case, the images used on stub categories are usually decided after some debate at WP:WSS - a map of Japan was not used because there is disputed territory involved in the country, so to use a specific map might cause concern). Grutness|hello? Grutness.jpg 05:52, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Charles Krauthammer[edit]

Hi, A2Kafir,

I noticed you undid my recent changes to Charles Krauthammer, my notes on his being Jewish and a neoconservative. While I can understand how someone could perceive such changes as biased against either of those groups, I believe my edit was not "irrelevant" and clarifies some possible misconceptions that an uninformed reader could develop without my addition. Krauthammer is (correctly) noted in the article as a staunch supporter of the state of Israel, as well as the policies of George W. Bush. However, the there was no mention of his religion and the only mention of his broad political views was that he worked campaigns for Jimmy Carter and wrote speeches for Mondale. You may think, and not without reason, that an intelligent reader could reasonably assume the neoconservative conversion of Krauthammer, and I would not disagree with that. I would contend, however, that it is certainly worth noting in an encyclopedic article. Less prominent figures than he, such as Donald Kagan, have such changes mentioned.

I would not be adverse to the idea of keeping mention of his being Jewish out of the article. Again, his last name implies a Jewish (or at least German) heritage to the intelligent reader. I would, however, be quick to point out that many other prominent Jewish people have such mentioned in their articles. It may not be directly relevant for them either, but it is a precedent which is followed, and I have not previously seen fuss of it. Of course, there may well be relevance in the fact that he is Jewish, given his staunch support of the Israeli state.

My edits were made to make sure no one perceived Krauthammer as a "Democrat" who has simply been largely supportive of George W. Bush, à la Zell Miller. I hope that we can reach a reasonable compromise on this issue, and I am sure that we will be able to. Yours, --BDD 14:36, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)

With almost a month without any response from you, A2, I have decided to place my comment back into the article, based on what I believe is a precedent from the Alan Colmes article, where the mention of his religion is far less relevant than in Krauthammer's. If you still oppose this, I am still happy to discuss it here. Additionally, I have mentioned the fact that he is Jewish in a very logical and practical place - the section "Defending Israel". And the last time I checked, neoconservative was a political description rather than a pejorative, so I don't think there should be any problem with me describing him as such. --BDD 19:35, 22 May 2005 (UTC)

Did you go to DCDS?[edit]

Did you go to country day? Yuber 04:55, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for reverting the damage the Samuele de Gaunt vandal did to my talk page. P Ingerson 09:17, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Animal stubs[edit]

Thanks for your help sorting all the animal stubs. It's so nice to check at the beginning of the day and find that so much work has been done overnight. I had thought I might have to sort all those stubs myself. So, thanks again. --Stemonitis 05:58, 6 May 2005 (UTC)

Stubs[edit]

Hello. I noticed your edit to Nicholas Eliot, 9th Earl of St Germans, and I thought I'd let you know that British nobles are categorized as {{peer-stub}}. Best, Mackensen (talk) 23:09, 10 May 2005 (UTC)

User:The Number, User:Sollogfan RfAr[edit]

Hi A2Kafir, I've filed an arbitration request against The Number and Sollogfan. Please consider if you want to add yourself as a plaintiff, or perhaps comment on the case if it gets accepted. Cheers, --MarkSweep 09:38, 15 May 2005 (UTC)

Moon-stub[edit]

Hi A2kafir - thought you might have some input to make to this discussion, since you've been doing a lot of the astro-stub work! Grutness...wha? 13:53, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

Category rename?[edit]

Hi - you wrote: I moved all the spacecraft stubs out of {{rocket-stub}} to {{spacecraft-stub}}. But the category for rocket-stub is "Rocket and spacecraft stubs". Do you know how to rename that?

Mm. To be honest, I'm not certain. User:Grm wnr might be the best person to ask - he does a lot of that work for sfd. Grutness...wha? 01:14, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for your support[edit]

Thank you for supporting my recent RfA. I was surprised and humbled by the number of positives votes. I'll be monitoring RfA regularly from now on and will look for a chance to "pay it forward". Cheers, --MarkSweep 02:10, 7 August 2005 (UTC)

Vanunu[edit]

Vanunu is indeed the current Lord Rector of the University of Glasgow ([2] [3]). This doesn't mean he actually has to do anything, and Lord Rectorial elections often aren't very serious. Dundee University tried to elect a hamster for the same role. -- Finlay McWalter | Talk 11:34, September 11, 2005 (UTC)

Housed vs. Stored[edit]

Don't be too sure. I gather from what they were saying last spring, that all the dead Popes are stored in the Vatican, albeit individually boxed. >:) Wahkeenah 22:23, 19 October 2005 (UTC)

The College of Wooster Greeks debate reopened[edit]

Since you participated in this AFD debate, you might like to know that it has been reopened following discussion at WP:DRV. The new debate is at here. Yours, Sjakkalle (Check!) 16:46, 7 November 2005 (UTC)

University of Michigan[edit]

I saw that you have done some edits on the Ann Arbor article. I was wondering if you wouldn't mind looking at the University of Michigan article as well, which is currently on the Featured Article Candidates board. Thanks. Pentawing 02:20, 14 November 2005 (UTC)

KTVX[edit]

You have received this message because you have edited a Salt Lake City media article in the past. We have recently had an edit war regarding the wording and inclusion of a paragraph on the KTVX article. In hopes of resolving this I have put together an informal survey. If you are interested, please stop by Talk:KTVX and add a vote. Thanks, A 09:16, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

About moving the pics[edit]

Hey A2Kafir, I saw you moved to the right-upper corner the pic of Nicole Neumann I had added some days ago. I wanted to ask you HOW can i move all the pics I add, so not to appear in the center of the page. What shall I do? Hope you answer, thanks!

Re: the Rehabilitation Project Force article[edit]

Hello A2Kafir, can we get into communication regarding that article please? It is: [4]. The reason I am attempting to talk with you here is because you don't discuss it on the appropriate discussion page of the article. The article hardly has a citeable datum in it. All three links point to pages created by third persons, they are all opinions of persons outside of the organization which created, maintains and runs the RPF. Since even a rock must first be defined for what it is before controversy about said rock can be understood, I maintain that no context has been developed in that article which would then allow those cited links to make sense within. Wikipedia:Introductions states: Term, Topic, Context and then prepare the reader for what will follow. The term is almost defined there, but the topic is not. The RPF is not a punishment camp. It might take reading 1000 pages of the Church of Scientology dogma to clearly see how the RPF is a rehabilitation and not a punishment, but it is exactly what it says, A rehabilitation project. The CoS people mostly deal with ideas, with people, and with paper. They work long hours and it is a trying vocation. The RPF, counterwise, works with brooms, hoses, makes repairs, hammers nails and so on. One complements the other you see? And working with the hammers and brooms in the way they do, in those conditions, rehabilitates a Sea Org member so they may once again take up the more difficult mantle of paper and people. In any event, no matter what your understanding, the article needs to be accurate. It is not at this time accurate. I've no arguement with the linked informational sources, but with the accuracy of the article. Can we arrive at a compromise? Terryeo 20:08, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

Khmer Rouge[edit]

Arbitration has been requested, do you care to make a statement? WP:RFAR CJK 23:21, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Please check your WP:NA entry[edit]

Greetings, editor! Your name appears on Wikipedia:List of non-admins with high edit counts. If you have not done so lately, please take a look at that page and check your listing to be sure that following the particulars are correct:

  1. If you are an admin, please remove your name from the list.
  2. If you are currently interested in being considered for adminship, please be sure your name is in bold; if you are opposed to being considered for adminship, please cross out your name (but do not delete it, as it will automatically be re-added in the next page update).
  3. Please check to see if you are in the right category for classification by number of edits.

Thank you, and have a wiki wiki day! BD2412 T 04:25, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

You're my sockpuppet?[edit]

You may be interested to read the theory found at User:Hillman/Dig/Kohs that purports you're my sockpuppet. Kind of funny, being that we seem to share ONE article edit (Jacobson Stores). Man, if I were to have a sockpuppet, I wish he would at least have the decency to be a Michigan STATE fan!  ;-) -- MyWikiBiz 22:25, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

Hi, A2Kafir, fear not, if I had seriously suspected you of anything untoward, I would have eventually asked you here. In any case, I am disposed to believe you when you say that you and Kohs do not know each other, so you need have no worries on that score.
Unfortunately I neglected to add a standard user subpage header (just corrected) in which I ask others not to edit these notes directly but to express concerns on my user talk page. I have incorporated the information you provided. Please note that several of my pages of notes point out that X is not suspected of socking for Y. This is obviously valuable information for third parties.
Hope this clarifies what was going on.---CH 02:41, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Munich massacre[edit]

I've reverted your edits for readability and simplicity. Overstating the obvious - they were murdered - confuses the reader. HOW they were murdered makes it clearer. "Murdered by explosion" kind of rubs me, an English teacher, the wrong way.

User:BassPlyr23 18:07, 25 October 2006 (EDT)

The Advocate article[edit]

Thanks for cleaning that up... people on my staff keep having fun with it and I don't always catch it :) FCYTravis 06:45, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

Award[edit]

I, Joe I,award this barnstar for all the work you've done on Numismatic related articles. Joe I 22:21, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Prodded for deletion[edit]

Mevo'ot Yericho[edit]

I've added the "{{prod}}" template to the article Mevo'ot Yericho, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but I don't believe it satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and I've explained why in the deletion notice (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). Please either work to improve the article if the topic is worthy of inclusion in Wikipedia, or, if you disagree with the notice, discuss the issues at Talk:Mevo'ot Yericho. You may remove the deletion notice, and the article will not be deleted, but note that it may still be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached, or if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria. If you have any questions, please contact me at my talk page. Ian Manka 23:21, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Untagged image[edit]

An image you uploaded, Image:UNMseal.png, was tagged with the {{coatofarms}} copyright tag. This tag was deleted because it does not actually specify the copyright status of the image. The image may need a more accurate copyright tag, or it may need to be deleted. If the image portrays a seal or emblem, it should be tagged as {{seal}}. If you have any questions, ask them at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. -- 14:20, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Currency unit stubs[edit]

I think it is brilliant idea to separate the currency units from the rest of the stub articles. It appears that you're going through this alphabetically. I just have one question. There are some at Category:Currency unit stubs in the A's and B's. Did you miss them? or you have something else in mind? --ChoChoPK (球球PK) (talk | contrib) 05:43, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

No, it's just an artifact of being tired and doing it semi-randomly. I just started on the first page of money-stubs and picked out obvious ones. I will go back and do a more systematic sweep after the population of obvious ones declines. A2Kafir 13:45, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
I will help, if I have time. --ChoChoPK (球球PK) (talk | contrib) 13:47, 19 January 2007 (UTC)


Undercover mosque[edit]

Thank you for cutting the Gordian Knot in relation to the above. I am less bold than you are. The other party appears to be oblivious to reason. Gerryfarm 19:47, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Islam and slavery[edit]

If you have time, please weigh in on the issues on the talk page. There's an anon who has been simply reverting without discussion and it's causing problems. Currently, it's fine. Criticism of the Quran is having the exact same problem. Arrow740 02:35, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Interestingly, it's the same anonymous user who is making reverts without discussion on Undercover mosque. Gerryfarm 12:54, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Please no[edit]

Hi. Without exactly disagreeing with you on this (smile), may I remind you of WP:DFTT? --Justanother 17:04, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Numismatics[edit]

Greetings!! I'd like to welcome you to WikiProject Numismatics. Anything you see that can be improved upon, go for it, anything that is lacking add it, anything that is all together absent, please fill us in. There are quite a few knowledgeable people of both numismatics and wikipedia, in this little project, so don't hesitate to ask. Please be sure to read through the whole of the project pages, as we have just recently started using some of them.

You've already added the banner to your page, I see. You've done a fine job sofar, no need to change now. If you need anything let us know.  :) Joe I 10:09, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

McDonnell Douglas MD-12[edit]

Hey A2Kafir, in case you didn't see, I found a reference for the lower-front passenger deck with panoramic windows in the MD-12 article. It's mentioned on the Airliners.net MD-11 page. -Fnlayson 00:22, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

    • I noticed; good find! Next time I'm at the university library, I'm going to look for the ad I remember; it had a cool illustration (if I remember it right) and might make a good illustration for this article. A2Kafir 02:00, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Qaadri[edit]

Please note that you are in violation of the Three-Revert Rule. If you do not undo your last edit, I will report you. CJCurrie (talk) 05:17, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Susan Sarandon[edit]

Hi. As I was reviewing an issue on this page, I noted that you had weighed in about it not long ago. Would you please take a look at the Leviev entry on her talk page regarding this and weigh in on the issue if you wish? Thanks!! Wildhartlivie (talk) 07:36, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

University of Scranton Press[edit]

Nuvola apps important yellow.svg

Another editor has added the "{{prod}}" template to the article University of Scranton Press, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but the editor doesn't believe it satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and has explained why in the article (see also Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not and Wikipedia:Notability). Please either work to improve the article if the topic is worthy of inclusion in Wikipedia or discuss the relevant issues at its talk page. If you remove the {{prod}} template, the article will not be deleted, but note that it may still be sent to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. BJBot (talk) 19:44, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Bump Elliott GA[edit]

Thanks for contributing to the effort at Bump Elliott. You may want to put this on your user page:

Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Bump Elliott to good article status.

--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTD) 01:30, 17 February 2008 (UTC)


Little context in International Occultation Timing Association[edit]

Information icon.svg

Hello, this is a message from an automated bot. A tag has been placed on International Occultation Timing Association, by another Wikipedia user, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. The tag claims that it should be speedily deleted because International Occultation Timing Association is very short providing little or no context to the reader. Please see Wikipedia:Stub for our minimum information standards for short articles.

To contest the tagging and request that administrators wait before possibly deleting International Occultation Timing Association, please affix the template {{hangon}} to the page, and put a note on its talk page. If the article has already been deleted, see the advice and instructions at WP:WMD. Feel free to contact the bot operator if you have any questions about this or any problems with this bot, bearing in mind that this bot is only informing you of the nomination for speedy deletion; it does not perform any nominations or deletions itself. To see the user who deleted the page, click here CSDWarnBot (talk) 05:00, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg

I have nominated Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, an article you created, for deletion. I do not feel that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time. Do you want to opt out of receiving this notice? Artichoke2020 (talk) 23:21, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Southern Illinois University Press[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg

An article that you have been involved in editing, Southern Illinois University Press, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Southern Illinois University Press. Thank you. Do you want to opt out of receiving this notice? Eastmain (talk) 20:55, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Sollog[edit]

Haha! I was User:Wyss back in the day :) Didn't know you were still editing, cheers! Gwen Gale (talk) 16:03, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:TOHlogo.png)[edit]

Nuvola apps important blue.svg Thanks for uploading Image:TOHlogo.png. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that all non-free media not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. BJBot (talk) 12:07, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Enemy of the People[edit]

I see you have a history of edit-warring. Your "patriotism" has no place in an encyclopedia. I don't give a flying shit how many times you've watched Red Dawn or how much you love your country, it doesn't give you the right to alter history. It's not even slightly controversial to suggest US history includes use of the phrase "enemy of america/the people/the state/etc." I could find a thousand references for this, but I suspect you don't really care, and are trying to whitewash the article to suit your personal agenda. Knock it off. SmashTheState (talk) 20:14, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Your questions[edit]

You were absolutely right in the first case. If this editor keeps it up let me know, and I'll take administrative action - but try to avoid profanity etc. in the future. In the second case it's a bit more iffy; the term is POV, but appears to be fairly widely used, so there are arguments on both sides. Regardless, please don't let either experience scare you off of editing. Jayjg (talk) 01:23, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Image:Aplomado.JPG[edit]

I noticed that you created this page by putting it in Category:Images of birds. Did you do this because you thought this was a file here on Wikipedia (I make edits like that by accident occasionally)? If that wasn't the case (if you can even remember), I don't really see any reason to categorize the file here when the file is at Commons, especially since Commons already has its own (and far better) category and gallery system; after all it's not a featured picture or anything.

Actually, now that I look at another file, Image:Bird.parts.jpg, I see you have done that same, so I guess it was done deliberately. I'm not sure that we have a policy on this, but I'm guessing the consensus is not to create pages by adding them to such categories. Do you object to "deleting" such images? Richard001 (talk) 09:41, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Damiens.rf[edit]

This user is incredibly disruptive - he makes mass nominations of IfDs mostly for reasons he thinks are sufficient, and has been warned about his incivility and disruption in making these nominations. He has also been blocked several times recently for edit warring. Reasons like "eye candy" are not NFCC content disputes - if he is prepared to put up a proper reason for deletion then that might be ok, but the current reasons are not acceptable. If he reverts (which he will) then add the keep things but not at the moment. I suspect he has particular views about content on Wikipedia which he doesn't want there. Keep him on your watchlist. Thanks. JRG (talk) 01:10, 4 November 2008 (UTC)


Speedy deletion of St. Pancake[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svg

Please do not make personal attacks. Wikipedia has a strict policy against personal attacks. Attack pages and images are not tolerated by Wikipedia and are speedily deleted. Users who continue to create or repost such pages and images in violation of our biographies of living persons policy will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Thank you.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Cerejota (talk) 14:47, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Rachel Corrie / Saint Pancake[edit]

You may be interested in my post here. Thanks, Mike R (talk) 18:22, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Saint Pancake[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svg

Please do not make personal attacks. Wikipedia has a strict policy against personal attacks. Attack pages and images are not tolerated by Wikipedia and are speedily deleted. Users who continue to create or repost such pages and images in violation of our biographies of living persons policy will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Thank you.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Cerejota (talk) 18:37, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Your edit to Warren Kinsella[edit]

For more information about why it's manifestly not okay to include that sort of thing, check out WP:V, WP:RS, and WP:BLP. I threatened GoldDragon with blocking if he did it again; I won't threaten you with the same since, unlike GoldDragon, you don't seem to have a longstanding record of using Wikipedia as a platform to attack people with whom you have political disagreements, but be warned that, where that kind of garbage is concerned, I have a low tolerance and a willingness to escalate quickly. Sarcasticidealist (talk) 22:04, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Let me add to that that my reaction to any continued behaviour of that variety—by anybody—will likely include some sort of article ban under the terms of the special enforcement provisions on the biographies of living persons, which authorize administrators to take actions "including restrictions on reverts or other specified behaviors, bans from editing any BLP or BLP-related page or set of pages, blocks of up to one year in length, or any other measures which may be considered necessary." Sarcasticidealist (talk) 22:27, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer[edit]

Wikipedia Reviewer.svg

Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, is currently undergoing a two-month trial scheduled to end 15 August 2010.

Reviewers can review edits made by users who are not autoconfirmed to articles placed under pending changes. Pending changes is applied to only a small number of articles, similarly to how semi-protection is applied but in a more controlled way for the trial. The list of articles with pending changes awaiting review is located at Special:OldReviewedPages.

When reviewing, edits should be accepted if they are not obvious vandalism or BLP violations, and not clearly problematic in light of the reason given for protection (see Wikipedia:Reviewing process). More detailed documentation and guidelines can be found here.

If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. Courcelles (talk) 02:13, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Great Lakes Football League[edit]

Ambox warning yellow.svg

The article Great Lakes Football League has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Non-notable semi-professional football league, vails WP:N and WP:NSPORTS. Only source provided is league website, fails WP:RS. Contains virtually no content.

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. The speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Paul McDonald (talk) 16:49, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Star Parker[edit]

An article that you created, which was deleted, has been incubated here Wikipedia:WikiProject Conservatism/Incubator/Star Parker. Feel free to add reliable sources in an effort to return it to mainspace. – Lionel (talk) 09:19, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:UNMseal.png[edit]

⚠

Thanks for uploading File:UNMseal.png. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Skier Dude (talk) 19:37, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for March 31[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited SS Spartan, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Ann Arbor Railroad (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 19:09, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of West Virginia University Press for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article West Virginia University Press is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/West Virginia University Press until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Mr. Guye (talk) 01:02, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for September 16[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Cleary University, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page NAIA. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 08:56, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:50, 23 November 2015 (UTC)