User talk:Ackatsis

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Welcome to Wikipedia![edit]

Hi Ackatsis, I saw you hadn't been properly welcomed yet. Welcome! I hope you enjoy being a Wikipedian and all that. There's a Wikipedia Tutorial to help you get started, which you might find useful, and Five pillars of Wikipedia is the basic statement of rules on which all other rules are based. You'll probably figure things out as you go along, like I did, but the New contributors' help page is a good place to go if you need help. Feel free to ask me any questions by leaving a message on my talk page (click here). Finally, thanks for contributing to the AfD discussion on Failed predictions I started - now that it's come to a close, you might want to use the guidelines above to help improve the article. I'll try and contribute as well, and I'll keep the Failed predictions page on my watchlist for a while to see how it progresses. See you around! --Grace 09:07, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

The Loaded Dog[edit]

Your article The Loaded Dog has been speedy deleted, because Wikipedia is not the place to copy entire sections from story books. Please see What Wikipedia is not for more information. If you wish to make the text available online, consider contributing it to Wikisource instead. Thanks! Kimchi.sg 13:05, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

We can write articles about literary works, but the contents of the works themselves should not be inside the articles, except for quotation purposes. For example, we have an article about Hamlet, but the text of the play isn't in there; instead we store the text of the play at Wikisource. Wikipedia articles are tertiary sources; they should not contain copies of primary sources. Kimchi.sg 13:29, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

If the book was published in 1901, it should be public domain worldwide (the 1911 Encyclopaedia Brittanica, which was published even later, is already public domain). Hence you should seriously consider submitting the text of it to Wikisource. It will be made always available and freely sharable, and easier to link to from Wikipedia. Regards, Kimchi.sg 13:38, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Saint Peter (poem) & A Child in the Dark, and a Foreign Father[edit]

You don't have to log off to remove the prod notices, be open about it. In general, long sections of source text belong in Wikisource, see WP:NPS. Regards, Mr Stephen 15:24, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Literature edits[edit]

Hi - the tags for wikisource links are Template:Wikisource, for example, {{wikisource|Scots of the Riverina (poem)}} gives

Articles should be categorised, for example, use Category:Australian poems or Category:Australian novels which are subcategories of Category:Australian literature Regards--A Y Arktos\talk 00:20, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

License tagging for Image:Grampians 12 4 05 to 15 4 05 039.jpg[edit]

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Border crossing image[edit]

Hello, the image was deleted because it was uploaded using a license that was either specific to wikipedia or restricted to noncommercial use. Neither of those licenses are permitted for images on wikipedia. Take care. --Improv 14:14, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Your vote on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Dragonfly compound eye[edit]

Hi Ackatsis!
I was wondering if you could specify your prefence (b/w the two versions) on the dragonfly compound eye FPC nom? Thanks, --Fir0002 08:05, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Internet Movie Database[edit]

I have no issue with depending on IMDb for films that have been released. However, IMDb, in my experience, does not qualify as accurate when it comes to upcoming films. IMDb is similar to Wikipedia in how users contribute information, though there are "qualified" individuals that permit information. Two notorious examples I can recall are Ed Norton listed to be John Bauer for a later episode of 24 Season 5, and another one is Aunt May listed as Carnage for Spider-Man 3. Also, IMDb has posted release years for films that are still in development — have you ever seen a TBA? No, the site, for some reason, picks and chooses release years. In addition, there has been no actual news headline that announced that Ron Howard will be the director (I just re-checked Google News to see if there have been any). IMDb is a follow-up source like Wikipedia; it does not "break" the news. Hope you understand. IMDb's great for cast & crew info post-release since that information is verifiable by all, but before then... it's not guaranteed. —Erik (talkcontrib) - 17:45, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Steal This Film (2nd nomination)[edit]

Greetings, Steal This Film has been nominated for deletion. I have flagged the article for for rescue Please read the nomination, improve the article and comment on the Afd if you have time. Fosnez 07:05, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Tom Seymour and Danny Miller (fictional character)[edit]

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Danny Miller (fictional character)[edit]

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Tom Seymour[edit]

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Gorton[edit]

I can't seem to view the link. But if it came out in 1954, then yes it is public domain and the default copyright provisions cannot apply. Timeshift (talk) 09:21, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Malchik[edit]

Updated DYK query On April 22, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Malchik, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

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Kentucky Avenue[edit]

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DYK for Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis[edit]

RlevseTalk 06:04, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Eye Myth[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 18:04, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Thigh Line Lyre Triangular[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 06:02, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Patterns of Sexual Behavior[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 18:03, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Frank A. Beach[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 18:03, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

DYK nomination[edit]

Hi. I've nominated Elsa Chauvel, an article you worked on, for consideration to appear on the Main Page as part of Wikipedia:Did you know. You can see the hook for the article here, where you can improve it if you see fit. Gonzonoir (talk) 11:57, 3 December 2010 (UTC) I came across the article on new page patrol - lovely work. Gonzonoir (talk) 11:57, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Heritage (film)[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 06:03, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Elsa Chauvel[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:05, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Greenhide[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:05, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Textbook of Biochemistry[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:03, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Alexander Thomas Cameron[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:04, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Spermalege[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:03, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Cat's Cradle (film)[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 12:18, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for The Dante Quartet[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 18:03, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for The Garden of Earthly Delights (1981 film)[edit]

03:51, 25 February 2011 (UTC) 06:03, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for I... Dreaming[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 18:04, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

dyk[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of The Sliced-Crosswise Only-On-Tuesday World at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! --Mbz1 (talk) 02:27, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Perceptual trap[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 18:03, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for The Sliced-Crosswise Only-On-Tuesday World[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 12:03, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Autopatrolled[edit]

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Hi Ackatsis, just wanted to let you know that I have added the autopatrolled right to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the patroller right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! Sadads (talk) 22:11, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Film in Which There Appear Edge Lettering, Sprocket Holes, Dirt Particles, Etc.[edit]

Calmer Waters 06:04, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Beau (poem)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 18:02, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Mad White Giant for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Mad White Giant is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted

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File:Horse_Against_A_South_Gisborne_Sunrise.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Benedict Allen[edit]

Hallo, I saw you did a nice job on Benedict Allen's book above. However, his WP page is unsourced apart from his own website. It seems clear that sources could be found but the page is in urgent need of TLC. Offers? Chiswick Chap (talk) 08:21, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

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DYK for William Moncrief[edit]

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Robert T. Paine (zoologist)[edit]

Howdy, I noticed you changed Bob Paine's birthdate from 1933 to 1942. I was curious if you had a source. The cited source references him having an 80th birthday, but if 1942 is correct, he would only be 74. I don't have any info one way or the other, but thought you might. Thanks, --TeaDrinker (talk) 23:53, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

Apologies, TeaDrinker. That was a complete brainfade on my part -- for some reason, I thought the lede already said 1942, and then I failed to do the maths (it's morning here in Australia, so that's my best excuse). I have changed it back to 1933. Thanks! Ackatsis (talk) 00:06, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
No problem, thanks for your work on the article, it looks great! --TeaDrinker (talk) 00:10, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
No problem, thanks. Actually, I just worked it out - I copied the birth/death template from Muhammad Ali, which is where "January 17 1942" accidentally came from. Oops! I've removed the birth date, too. Ackatsis (talk) 00:12, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Robert T. Paine (zoologist)[edit]

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