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FPC[edit]

Tower of Hanoi 4.gif
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, Image:Tower of Hanoi 4.gif, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates.

Easter Bunny[edit]

Please do not think I am criticising your Easter Bunny photo from a photographic perspective. I agree with you that it is not featured image material, but I would like you to know that I have looked at your userpage images, and I think you have a terrific eye. You have more than a few pictures that you could rightfully submit for consideration. Go for it! Denni 02:49, 2005 Apr 9 (UTC)

  • OK, thanks ;) -- Aka 08:32, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Pic of the Day[edit]

Hi Aka,

Just to let you know that your animation Image:Tower of Hanoi 4.gif is up for Pic of the Day on the 8th May. You can check and correct the associated caption at Wikipedia:Picture of the day/May 8, 2005. -- Solipsist 08:33, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

Calabash.jpg[edit]

Hello

Your Calabash.jpg image, Image:Calabash.jpg seems to have disappeared. Do you know what happened to it?

  • This image now is available as "Image:Calebasse.jpg" (please don't ask why .. ;) ). Do you still know where you have seen this error message? -- thanks for your note, Aka 16:31, 7 May 2005 (UTC)

Hmm... the Image:Calabash.jpg page is still there. I've set a redirect on it to Image:Calebasse.jpg.

Image:Chaffinch (aka).jpg has been listed for deletion[edit]

An image or media file that you uploaded, Image:Chaffinch (aka).jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. Please look there to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you.

The reason I have nominated this is because it duplicates an image on Wikipedia Commons, so it is redundant on Wikipedia. Steve block talk 11:13, 2 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

That dragonfly on the main page is absolutely stunning, and I see that it's not alone among your pics, so I wanted to thank you for your contributions. Thanks!

FPC Promotion: Anthomyiidae[edit]

Anthomyiidae sp. 1 (aka).jpg
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, Image:Anthomyiidae sp. 1 (aka).jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates.

Another great image taken by you. Congrats and thanks for your hard work! --PS2pcGAMER (talk) 20:08, 24 March 2006 (UTC)


Barnstar[edit]

Barnstar-camera.png The Photographer's Barnstar
Wow, I cannot believe you do not already have one of these. You have uploaded so many images, and they have helped us out a lot. Thanks for all your photographs! ~Linuxerist L / T 04:58, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
Oh, thanks a lot :) -- Aka 08:49, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Crab spider[edit]

Ozyptila praticola - front (aka).jpg
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, Image:Ozyptila praticola - front (aka).jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates.

FPC[edit]

You shoudl also explain your actions and close the nomination correctly. -Ravedave 17:32, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

I explained it already by now. Please feel free to close the nomination correctly. I did not start them and I'm not familar with the way you handle archiving here. -- Aka 17:35, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Another FPC[edit]

Empis livida (aka).jpg
An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, Image:Empis livida (aka).jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution!

Well done Aka, I'm continually astounded by your work. --Fir0002 08:37, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

This is to let you know the Featured Picture you uploaded and/or nominated Image:Empis livida (aka).jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the day on October 1, 2006, when it will be featured on the Main Page. Congratulations! howcheng {chat} 17:18, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Congratulations[edit]

I noticed today's Featured Picture and followed the photo credit link to find more of your work. Very impressive! Rl 09:52, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

Featured picture nomination[edit]

Hi, I've nominated your image Image:Osmia rufa couple (aka).jpg for Featured Picture status. Please see Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Image:Osmia rufa couple (aka).jpg for the discussion. Thanks. howcheng {chat} 00:13, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Featured Picture Habanero photo[edit]

Habanero.jpg
  • Congratulations on your Featured Picture Habanero photo (right). Interestingly, your Featured Picture Habanero photo looks very much like a famous wood carving of a man huddled into an almost cube shape. Looking at your Habanero photo, the man's head is the dark orange portion near the stem. You can see his ear reflecting the light. His back makes up the left side of the Habanero. His right arm is folded between his back and his right leg. His face is hidden in his hands by his right leg. His feet are crossed and he is resting on his bottom. The green stem may say something about the portability (controllability?) of a man huddling into himself against grief or sadness. I wanted to add your Habanero photo in a Wikipedia article next to an artwork showing a huddled man, but could not find the huddled man photo. This is not the wood carving I am thinking of, but its close and does look like your Habanero photo: link. -- Jreferee 18:25, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
Hi, just thought I would let you know that your picture of the Habanero is being discussed at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Habanero delist. The topic of the discussion is if it should remain a feature picture. HighInBC (Need help? Ask me) 19:42, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for your notes. I agree with the delist request. Its one of my oldes images I ever uploaded and does not meet the FPC criteria anymore. I'll create a better image sometime. -- Regards, Aka 11:28, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Your tool[edit]

Just wanted to say I've just discovered your tool and I LOVE it! Great work! --Majorly (Talk) 17:20, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

Featured picture promotion![edit]

Lemon-edit1.jpg
An image uploaded by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, Image:Lemon-edit1.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! howcheng {chat} 18:19, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Herr Karwath,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:Lemon-edit1.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on February 26, 2007. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2007-02-26. howcheng {chat} 18:19, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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Barnstar-camera.png The Photographer's Barnstar
For providing more than 650 top-notch photographs to Wikipedia, I award you this well-deserved barnstar. Danke for all your photographs! - Anas Talk? 18:51, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

"PopUp" info for Global Search[edit]

Hi - I just came across your Global Search; it was mentioned on Wikipedia:Tools/Navigation popups. I thought it would be nice if PopUps showed an excerpt for external links, as it does for articles. Perhaps this can be done? A quick fix would be to create GlobalSearch and put in "This site allows for searching all major Wikipedia sites for articles with the given name, which is useful for building links between these Wikipedias." along with a link. --BenTremblay 22:40, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Featured Picture![edit]

Plegadis falcinellus (aka) background blurred.jpg
An image uploaded by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, Image:Plegadis falcinellus (aka) background blurred.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! YFB ¿ 14:16, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for another great photo, Aka! --YFB ¿ 14:16, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Hi André,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:Plegadis falcinellus (aka) background blurred.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on September 2, 2007. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2007-09-02. howcheng {chat} 02:01, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Page History Statistics[edit]

Regarding [1], could you please make your script support GET requests in addition to POST (see HTTP#Request_methods). I was going to replace the old wikimedia history statistics website in Voice of All's monobook with yours. However, with your website, I cannot retrieve individual article histories by typing it into the URL. Could you make it so that I can type an article title in the URL? This will allow me to make the necessary changes to User:Voice_of_All/History/monobook.js. I'm not too familiar with all this stuff, so I asked a friend to explain the whole thing to me, and I hope I've explained my problem to you. Thanks and if you have any questions, please contact me. Nishkid64 (talk) 19:12, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

It already supports GET requests. Just use something like http://vs.aka-online.de/cgi-bin/wppagehiststat.pl?lang=en&page=Test. -- Aka 20:11, 2 June 2007 (UTC)
Oh okay. Thanks for the quick reply. I will make the appropriate fixes in the monobook now. Nishkid64 (talk) 20:30, 2 June 2007 (UTC)
 :) Voice-of-All 06:33, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Image:Kiwi aka.jpg[edit]

Kiwi aka.jpg
An image uploaded by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, Image:Kiwi_aka.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! MER-C 04:24, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi André,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:Kiwi aka.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on October 22, 2007. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2007-10-22. howcheng {chat} 22:07, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Aka's Page History Stats Tool[edit]

Is it possible to modify Aka's Page History Stats Tool so that the "unique editors" indication provides a percentage of IP addresses editing the article. Instead of reading "405 (158 IP addresses)", it would read "405 (158 (39%) IP addresses). Also, for the User Statistics, is it possible to list the total number of edits that user has on Wikipedia? I use Aka's Page History Stats Tool (along with wikirage.com) alot in my page protection work (to contact those with the most edits to a page and suggest that they review the page I just protected). I also use it alot in notifying those with the most interest in the article about a pending XfD. I've used it to give out awards to those contributing to help pages and policy pages and I've used Aka's Page History Stats Tool to post the template:maintained talk page template to those articles that have the most edits. Thanks for such a great tool. -- Jreferee (Talk) 17:26, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

I'll include the percentage of IP addresses editing the article with the next update. The other change is currently nearly impossible to implement, but I plan to move this tool to the toolserver somewhere in the future. Then it can access the toolserver database and find out these things too. -- Aka 14:24, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Image:Tricyrtis hirta - blossom side (aka).jpg[edit]

Tricyrtis hirta - blossom top (aka).jpg
An image uploaded by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, Image:Tricyrtis hirta - blossom top (aka).jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! MER-C 04:45, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Hi Aka,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:Tricyrtis hirta - blossom top (aka).jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on April 20, 2008. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2008-04-20. howcheng {chat} 22:23, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Photographic Master Award[edit]

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Congratulations! You have been selected as one of Wikipedia's Masters of Photography for your outstanding contributions to the project. Please place this award somewhere on your userpage! Also be sure to visit the Photographic Masters' Guild Homepage. There you can find out more about project and utilize the forums etc. As a recipient I would request that you create yourself a profile and add five of your very best images (not necessarily 5 FP's - just five photos you think are your best) to the Guild Gallery. If you don't do this within 14 days of recieving this award I'll assume you'd rather I do it on your behalf.
Well done Aka, your macro photography is superb and I'm constantly made jealous by it! --Fir0002 08:19, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Page stats problem[edit]

I have been attempting to get a stat history of I Am Legend (film), but I only get this response:


"Cannot handle date (0, 31, 03, 1, 2, 2047) at /usr/lib/cgi-bin/wppagehiststat.pl line 404"

Any ideas? SilkTork *What's YOUR point? 10:36, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Similar error for me (searching on Mr. Bean):
"Cannot handle date (0, 26, 13, 26, 3, 6488) at /usr/lib/cgi-bin/wppagehiststat.pl line 404"
EyeSerenetalk 11:51, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for your note. I corrected the problem already. -- Aka (talk) 13:53, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia Page History Statistics[edit]

How about adding a link to each user's Talk page in the list of editors for articles? Gary King (talk) 18:59, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

That's a good idea! ;) -- Aka (talk) 07:33, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
Also, if an article has & in the title, then your script will only search the article's title before the & (i.e. I tried typing in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords but it searched the history for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.) Gary King (talk) 21:59, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
Could you also let us set a default Wikimedia project to use so that it doesn't always default to aa.wikipedia.org? Thanks! Gary King (talk) 06:54, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
It should store the previously used project in a HTTP cookie, at least if your browser accepts cookies. -- Aka (talk) 14:54, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
I have cookies enabled, but when I close and re-open my browser, it appears the the site loses my last chosen option. Gary King (talk) 23:10, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
You can also bookmark http://vs.aka-online.de/cgi-bin/wppagehiststat.pl?lang=en.wikipedia directly. -- Aka (talk) 11:17, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
Neato - that will do it! Thanks! Gary King (talk) 07:34, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Paradise Fish[edit]

Macropodus opercularis - side (aka) edit.jpg
An image uploaded by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, Image:Macropodus opercularis - side (aka) edit.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! MER-C 06:51, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Inspiration[edit]

Hi Aka, just thought I would introduce myself and say thanks muchly for the inspiration you've given me to contribute to wikipedia. Your photo of the Montinari Watch has prompted me to include a similar photo of Accurist Watches. I'm a long way off yet - but my aim would be to join you in the Masters Guild... one day. Thanks again ~Xytram~ (talk) 21:48, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi André,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:Macropodus opercularis - side (aka) edit.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on November 19, 2008. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2008-11-19. howcheng {chat} 06:15, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Werdau townhall[edit]

Werdau - townhall (aka).jpg
An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Werdau - townhall (aka).jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Muhammad(talk) 08:06, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

A request[edit]

Hi Aka, I love your page history checker, and have used it a lot. Just one request: would you consider keeping the English WP at the top of the list, so that we don't have to scroll down? Most of your requests are about that, I assume, so it would make sense. Or bolding it would help too. I hope you don't mind the suggestion. :-) SlimVirgin talk|contribs 22:43, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

You can start it with http://vs.aka-online.de/cgi-bin/wppagehiststat.pl?lang=en.wikipedia to preselect a project. -- Aka (talk) 16:54, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

WP:VPC Nom[edit]

Chocolate.jpg
An image created by you has been promoted to valued picture status
Your image, Image:Chocolate.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Valued picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Valued picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Intothewoods29 (talk) 23:26, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Dried mushrooms[edit]

Hi, I've nominated an image you created for featured status. Thought you may be interested in commenting. Thanks, J Milburn (talk) 17:36, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/File:Galanthus nivalis close-up aka.jpg[edit]

Is up for delisting. Noodle snacks (talk) 00:39, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Aka,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Werdau - townhall (aka).jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on September 30, 2009. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2009-09-30. howcheng {chat} 03:46, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Is Wikipedia Page History Statistics open source?[edit]

Hi Aka, I've been using Wikipedia Page History Statistics frenquently in my PHD research about portuguese Wikipedia. I'll need to colect some extra data e I think the best choise would creating a new version of the tool. Is the code available? Or could you tell us something about how the tool works? Thank you very much! Carlos d'Andréa (Brazil). PS - I've no editions in this username (carlosdand) because I only edit in portuguese Wikipedia. Carlosdand (talk) 14:00, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

File:Six weeks old cat (aka).jpg is now a Valued Picture[edit]

Six weeks old cat (aka).jpg
An image created by you has been promoted to valued picture status
Your image, File:Six weeks old cat (aka).jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Valued picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Valued picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Acather96 (talk) 17:33, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference[edit]

Hello there. This is an automated message to tell you about the gradual phasing out of the preference entitled "Mark all edits minor by default", which you currently have (or very recently had) enabled.

On 13 March 2011, this preference was hidden from the user preferences screen as part of efforts to prevent its accidental misuse (consensus discussion). This had the effect of locking users in to their existing preference, which, in your case, was true. To complete the process, your preference will automatically be changed to false in the next few days. This does not require any intervention on your part and you will still be able to manually mark your edits as being 'minor'. The only thing that's changed is that you will no longer have them marked as minor by default.

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Thank you for your understanding and happy editing :) Editing on behalf of User:Jarry1250, LivingBot (talk) 18:55, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png The Technical Barnstar
For your excellent work in correcting typos within the german wikipedia! You deserve this star for your impressive perl-programming-achievements!

(I've been searching for about 15 minutes inside the german wikipedia for this star before I realised that this feature doesn't exist inside the german wiki) :-P GGShinobi (talk) 19:40, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
You deserve this barnstar for your amazing typo-corrections within the german wikipedia! Although supported by your brilliant perl-scripts, you still have to review every single error yourself. Respect!! Thanks!! :-) GGShinobi (talk) 19:45, 5 February 2012 (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) 12:53, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Aka. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority 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 in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)