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Feedback on foundation page

Thanks for reviewing my submission of the Gosder Cherilus Foundation and for your feedback. To show the foundation's noteworthiness, I will include referenced press coverage of the foundation's ongoing projects both in Haiti and domestically. The sources are reputable and include articles, radio, and/or television coverage from USA Today, NBC News, ESPN, CNN, as well as other organizations continuing to operate in Haiti. If I included these references do you think could justify enough notoriety? Thank you so much for your feedback and for considering the pageDelhipar3 (talk) 05:34, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

I see you approved you submission to articles for creation. I don't know if it will be notable in the long run...... you will see. Regards, Ariconte (talk) 10:48, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks from DGA

Thank you. I 'did' see about the 4 tildes, but was confused about the Talk page as it related to an edit. Did have success with the edit and have now discovered (I think) how to add this note to your talk page. We'll see if this works. Not completely intuitive, but obviously located the New Section tab and am starting to get the hang of things. Thanks again! DGA Member (talk) 06:44, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Vertex Standard

I've been looking into a deletion that happened here and prior to submitting it to the dispute board, just wanted to check why you had restored the redirect for Vertex Standard to Yaesu. These are two separate independently existing brands owned by different entities. Yaesu continues to exist and manufacture radio equipment. Vertex Standard is an independent company, owned by Motorola. A redirect from "Vertex Standard" to Yaesu would not be as informative as an encyclopedic article on Vertex Standard, with an historical reference to the Yaesu page.

In the interests of transparency, I am a developer who has done work for VS in the past, but am not being paid for this consideration currently and am no longer doing web dev work for them.

This is the content which has been suggested (similar to that which was deleted in September):

Vertex Standard LMR, Inc.

Vertex Standard LMR, Inc. is a global manufacturer of two-way radio land mobile communications equipment and is represented in 150 countries with over 1000 distributors and resellers.


The company was founded by Sako Hasegawa in Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan in 1956 and debuted under the name of General Television Service Co. Ltd developing wireless communication equipment. In 1962 it began exporting its products and one of the early successes was the introduction of the HF SSB transceiver which went on to become an international best-seller.

In 1964, the company changed its name to Yaesu Musen Co. Ltd and after nearly a decade of solid growth, established itself stateside with the formation of Yaesu Musen USA, Inc. in Los Angeles, California during 1973. The next couple of years saw the organisation move its main production facility to a factory in Fukushima, north of Tokyo, establish companies in both the Netherlands and the UK and list on the Japanese security exchange, Jasdaq.

Expansion continued throughout the 1990s with operations opening in both Germany and Hong Kong. The purchase of Standard Communications from Japanese organisation Marantz, resulted in the formation of Standard Co. Ltd, a domestic sales company in Japan. With the further acquisition of Standard Horizon, a key player in the international overseas marine radio market, the company once again changed name, this time to Vertex Standard Co. Ltd in 2000.

Subsequent developments included the establishment of Vertex Standard operations in Suzhou, China (2003) and Melbourne, Australia (2006) while securing ISO 9001, 9002 and 14000 approvals at its production facilities.

In 2008 Motorola Inc. acquired an 80 per cent controlling interest in the company through a joint venture with Vertex Standard and Tokogiken, a privately-held Japanese company headed by Jun Hasegawa. The move gave Vertex Standard access to Motorola’s global distribution channels and resources which present considerable opportunities for the company to drive growth and position itself more favourably to deliver new and innovative two-way radio solutions for professionals around the world.

The joint venture was dissolved in January 1, 2012 and the company changed its name to Vertex Standard LMR, Inc. and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola Solutions with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan lead by Craig Chenicek, Vice President and General Manager.

Range of products:

Portable Radios (LMR): • VX-230 Series VHF or UHF • VX-350 Series VHF or UHF • VX-450 Series VHF or UHF • VX-820 Series (ATEX) VHF or UHF • VX-920 Series (ATEX) VHF or UHF

Mobile Units (LMR): • VX-2100/2200 Series VHF or UHF • VX-4500/4600 Series VHF or UHF • VX-5500 Series Low Band VHF, VHF or UHF • VX-6000 Series VHF or UHF

Digital TDMA (DMR) Portables and Mobile Radios: • VXD-720 VHF or UHF • VXD-7200 VHF or UHF

Repeaters / Base Stations • VXR-1000 VHF or UHF • VXR-7000 VHF or UHF • VXR-9000 VHF or UHF • VXD-R70 (Digital) VHF or UHF

PMR446 (Licence-free) • VX-241

HF SSB Radios • VX-1210 • VX-1400 • VX-1700

APCO P25 Conventional Radios • VX-P820 Series (Portable) • VX-P9204 Series (Portable) • VX-7200 (Mobile)

Complimentary Accessories

Unique Technologies Exclusive Auto-Range Transpond System (ARTS™) ARTS™ is designed to inform the user when out of communication range with another ARTS™- equipped station. If out of range for more than 2 minutes, the radio senses no signal has been received and beeps to alert the user that they are no longer within range. Vertex Standard enhanced this capability in 2011 with the introduction of ARTS II™ for easier monitoring by radio ID. ARTS II leverages MDC-1200® signaling for a user to see exactly which radio is in range and the total number of radios in range. ARTS II is programmable by channel and the user can actively monitor connection status with a press of a button.

VX-P820 Series Portable Radios World’s smallest, submersible P25 portable radios provide extensive communications features in UHF and VHF. Public safety users who require P25 communications have recognized the VX-P820 Series portable radios as ideal to carry for covert operations.


External links (talk) 10:33, 9 November 2012 (UTC)Andy I

From memory, I looked at this because I saw the user name 'Vertex Standard' which is a violation of the user name policy in that users are supposed to be individuals not organizations. I then looked at what that login have been editing and saw it was scheduled for speedy deletion..... I restored the redirect to stopthe speedy deletion.
If they are separate entities and are both notable - then two articles are appropriate. Regards, Ariconte (talk) 20:56, 9 November 2012 (UTC)


thanksBen Q Nunn (talk) 11:57, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Cephas says "Thank you"!

Thanks so much for your really helpful links to the tutorials and other resources. They really cemented the work I've already done, and made it a bit easier to put it all together!

It's a pity the tute isn't run by default when a new user creates an account. I realise we don't want to overwhelm people, but it really would have been helpful for me, and I suspect it would be for others too. Unless, of course, it already is offered, and I just ignored it. Stranger things have happened.

Thanks anyway, I'm slightly less intimidated now, and I know where to look when I do have questions. You guys are great! Cephas Atheos (talk) 22:14, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

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For going out of your way to assist User:RosePetalCrush despite having to enter unfamiliar territory to do it. Bold and a step beyond. Rushyo Talk 20:51, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

Feedback Help

My issue wasn't finding the filename of a functional image, it was finding the filename of an image whose link was somehow corrupted. What I was wondering is: where are the images associated with an article stored, and how can one see their filenames listed?

Exercisephys (talk) 22:53, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Assuming the file name was correct at one time; you can go back in the history to find the correct filename. I see it has been fixed in the Amazon Basin article.... but look in the history before your edits and you can see where it was corrupted.... see
Regards, Ariconte (talk) 23:56, 5 December 2012 (UTC)


i think/hope i figured out the citations. now i'm hoping i moved my article to the mainspace correctly, from my sandbox. (talk) 03:45, 13 December 2012 (UTC)KateCWalker

that feedback is valuable, so take that in to consideration if you know whats best for Wikipedia

Wikipedia kept saying give feedback, so i did, and then you replied saying "this information will not help", well let me tell you something,this information will help because people like me are writing legitimate posts and then automated pieces of rubbish like ClueBot NG are blocking legitimate posts. So dumb gits like you should count the feedback i give you valuable and try and sort Wikipedia out! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Boomage (talkcontribs) 20:56, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Sydney meetup invitation: January 2013

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Thanks for comments, but lets work together to help the messaging

Ariconte, I really appreciate your edits and help. I didn't think anyone would be reviewing what I was drafting in my own space so I was worried when I got your comment that something else I've posted was problematic. I rushed to see your comment to fix my error and (being new to the site) I lost the past 2 hours of work on the article, which really sucks. Also it was really disappointing to just have negative comments on what I was working on, about two things I was doing wrong. I know I'm doing a lot of things wrong, like any new person, but I've been working on this all day about some guy I've never heard of before. I thought I was generally doing a good job with it (not perfect, but better then a lot of pages I've seen) and really helping out build our historic knowledge, but after hearing just about the things I was doing wrong, I didn't feel too enthused anymore. The extended ellipse made me think you were hiding the phrase "which sucks really badly" the first time I read it, instead of just the cultural difference it probably really is. Both of your comments were very true and will absolutely help strengthen the piece in the long term and me as an editor, which I really appreciate. But I did want to reach back to you in hopes of encouraging a better way of wrapping the message. Everyone feels bad when they're criticized, I'm sure you know exactly what I'm feeling, and I don't want your great efforts in helping new users to accidentally be pushing them away. I'm sure an experienced user would have just accepted the comments and thought nothing of it, but the hurdles to being a good writer here are really high for someone starting out. I hope us having a discussion can help both of us in the future (even if it doesn't feel really happy right now). I honestly do appreciate your help, and wouldn't be writing back to you if I didn't think that you really cared. Robin the Bobbin (talk) 00:07, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

I certainly did not mean to offend! When you answer a feedback that person's user page get added to your watchlist.... so you often notice edits to the page. I saw it had changed and thought I could help by the two edits I made.... minor contributions. The note I left on your talk page was possibly too blunt; but lots of biographies get deleted because of lack of sources to show notability. It is a shame when a editor spends a lot of effort and the article does not get accepted.
I would suggest deleting the IMDB reference. The NY Parks reference is a good one. I have found others:
  • A Strong Man's Work, The Washington Post (1877-1922); May 5, 1918; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1996), pg. SM2
  • Committee Formed to Plan John Golden Memorial, The New York Times (by John Minutoll), New York Times (1923-Current file); Jun 28, 1956; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2009), pg. 32
  • JOHN GOLDEN DIES; FAMED AS PRODUCER: Deserted Business for Life of Theater, Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963); Jun 18, 1955;, ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune (1849-1989), pg. 14
A library should be able to get these for you.....
Regards, Ariconte (talk) 10:01, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
Just had another thought.... I hope you don't think you deleted the article???? You have just blanked the page. You can see from the history at that all previous revisions are there. Just use the undo link if you want the content back on your user page. Regards, Ariconte (talk) 10:47, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
Ariconte, I really do appreciate the suggestions and see that it came from a good place, just being a new user and all I'm not used to culture and my heart sorta dropped to only hear the negatives. I know it's not a great article, but I thought it was at least a good start and showed that this was a notable person where citatable material does exist (even if I don't have access to a lot of the type Wikipedia feels are trustworthy).
Thanks for the research and other leads, but unfortunately library's aren't open when I have time I can devote to the site. I'll put them in the talk page and hopefully someone else who has access to a library can track them down and build on the data. In this day and age it's so crazy that the law is generally that you have to physically walk into a building to have access to history that has already been digitized. It seems like we've got our work cut out for us, since Wikipedia wants establishment information and the greedy establishment likes paywalls. Where do you normally go online to get around this conundrum for this type of information? I did not delete the article, but I moved it here so that I don't loose the work again when someone comments on my talk page
User:Robin the Bobbin/John Golden.
I asked the editor that I thought originally deleted the page about my copy, and he said it was alright. I also asked an editor in the theater community that has been around for a while, and I'm waiting to get his response before posting, since I know nothing about theater.
I honestly appreciate the help. I do suggest that when talking to new users, try to couch the corrections with a few positive things to keep them happy and it might help keep them involved for longer.
Thanks Robin the Bobbin (talk) 15:00, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
I get my references from the State Library of NSW usually. See for details.
Good idea to do the page in a sub-page of your user page.
When moving a page it is best to use the 'move' command instead of copying and pasteing the page . See WP:MOVE for details. Regards, Ariconte (talk) 07:31, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Help for riview

Hi, I have created one article and given for review but its not yet done. Can you please help me to review the article or can you please guide me that how much time will take for changing my article from talk page to article page ? Please refer the link and reply me in my talk page: I hope you can help me.Mydreamsparrow (talk) 18:14, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

I am not involved in the review process so I won't do it.... It does look OK to me and I think a reviewer will be along in due course. Please be patient, Ariconte (talk) 00:19, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank you...Mydreamsparrow (talk) 14:15, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Syntax Help

Ariconte, thank you for your previous help regarding my contribution. I tried to address the proposed syntax fixes regarding citations #6, 17,18, 21,22,23 for Viken Berberian. Can you please have a look and help. I'm not sure how to undo the previous syntax error messages in the citations I've tried to fix. I'm not sure how to do this manually and would greatly appreciate your help. Thank you Fountainheads (talk) 08:36, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

I tried but failed to fix it. Will try again later..... New Years socializing now. Ariconte (talk) 00:39, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
Fixed, I think. Mostly moving brakets ... }}s ... to the correct place. Regards, Ariconte (talk) 07:18, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Help with talk pages

Thank you for your advice, I could not do any of this without a lot of help from the God†dly173.75.20.50 (talk) 21:30, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Your Welcome! Ariconte (talk) 23:10, 9 January 2013 (UTC)


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Thank you , i will read the guidance Jixian Wang (talk) 04:37, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
Your Welcome, Ariconte (talk) 04:39, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for your help again, if i understand correctly , i should write a article "Openbiz Cubi" in my "" this link and follow by the wizard, when it done , i'd better send the link to you for review, if its looks OK for publish, then create a new page, is that OK ?
i dont mean to missed up the pages, forgive me if i did wrong operation on the page, i m kind of new to wikipedia, sorry — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hellojixian (talkcontribs) 05:06, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
Yes. Find independent references and add them to the article. Regards, Ariconte (talk) 05:09, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
Sir can you help me to review this article can it be publish , — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hellojixian (talkcontribs) 06:53, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
I am sorry but I do not think any of the sources are reliable sources. You need to find articles in magazines, newspapers, or books that are independent of the Openbiz Cubi developers and users. Publications like Infoworld, Computer World, major newspapers,etc. See WP:Sources. Regards, Ariconte (talk) 04:09, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

RE: In response to your feedback (Blue Jacaranda)

Hello, Ariconte. Just wanted to thank you for the welcome, and the useful information you just left on my page. Many thanks!Blue Jacaranda (TALK)— 05:25, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for your feedback Ariconte

Thanks Ariconte, your feedback was very helpful. I'm writing the Wikepedia for my wife, so I guess you can say I'm a little biased, but most of the information I supplied is backed up with news articles, books, news reports, and appearances through the Clark County Library. I still cannot figure out how to re-direct or highlight people's names and places. Could you be so kind to direct me to that information or a u-tube video?

I think I will start over and create a new Wikepedia instead of trying to re-direct.

Take care my freind, MafiaMobDoll (talk) 20:01, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

I am not sure what you mean by 're-direct'. To link to another article in Wikipedia surround the article name with double square brakets like [[xxxx]], You may find more information in the WP:Tutorial. Regards, Ariconte (talk) 20:28, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
Hi Ariconte, what I meant by re-direct is taking my user page which I created a Wikipedia on Wendy Mazaros, then trying to transfer the work to Wikipedia for permanent display. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MafiaMobDoll (talkcontribs) 20:34, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
What you want is WP:MOVE or use the wizard at WP:WIZ. Regards, Ariconte (talk) 21:06, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Foulksrath Castle

I am not sure how this works so I will just go ahead and state my case.

I recently edited and updated the entry for Foulksrath Castle. I added relevant information regarding it's history and some other information reference the original founders.

Nothing of what I added is copyrighted. In addition I removed the part about the current owner claiming to have seen ghosts as it is inaccurate.

I intend to add a lot more information as I learn more.

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:18, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

I presume you are user 'Paul hopkins777'. I hope you understood from my previous note on your user page .... that sources are needed. See WP:42 for a pointed summary. Please tell me what you don't understand, so I might help.... Regards, Ariconte (talk) 10:27, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
Well as far as the comments about the current owner seeing ghosts etc goes the only source I can give is myself as I both own and live in Foulksrath Castle and have not seen any Ghosts. The other information iincluded in my edits I have uncovered in my research.
Most of the information is just general information about the building which is again from what I can see myself.
Some of the history comes from histories/pamphlets written over a hundred years ago which I have looked for on the internet but can't find any copyright information about it. As far as I know any copyright on these publications will have expired by now anyway.
I didn't start the page for Foulksrath Castle but as the Owner and occupier of the actual building and grounds I feel that I have access to certain information that is not available to others. I should have the ability to ensure that the information posted on this page is as accurate as possible. Additionally, I feel that if the information added or edited by others is inaccurate that I should be allowed to remove it.
Thanks for your information and points. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Paul hopkins777 (talkcontribs) 13:09, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
Hi again, References you might provide do not have to be 'on the internet' but they do have to be published and accessible to others (in libraries, etc.). Information that is "not availble to others" is sure to violate the original research policy. If the castle is truly notable, I'm sure there are references to it in Irish history sources.
Please also read the conflict of interest guideline. I would encorage you to enter a paragraph in the talk page of the castle declaring your relation to the castle and your awareness of the COI guideline. Regards, Ariconte (talk) 22:51, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

' Yeah-about me undoing what you removed. I was traipsing-around Wikipedia and I came upon your dispute about the material and I looked at the amount of material that had been removed. I undid your removal because you had taken-off a tremendous amount of info. I admit that I thought that the poem was long, but it did look to me to have something to do with the history of the castle.-(in other words-I myself did not read every single word of an almost epic poem/just skimmed it to get the gist of that it looked like it had something to do with the castle history). I have a thing about large amounts of relevant material being deleted and that is exactly what was done. (talk) 06:52, 6 February 2013 (UTC) Also-Wikipedia is the 1st Google search result for this Castle and you deleted a tremendous amount of info. Upon re-reading, I see that in the material that you deleted, a reference to a BBC documentary is included. I do not know when or who the info. was posted, but as a researcher and reader it is valuable information that in my opinion, and according to Wiki-policy does not deserve to be hidden or removed. (talk) 06:58, 6 February 2013 (UTC) (talk) 08:08, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Citation added properly and I have verified much of what was posted there. You do know that there is a W-policy that says not to just delete something because it is unsourced? (talk) 08:08, 6 February 2013 (UTC)


Hi, I've moved to User:Ariconte/Bungaroo. Thanks, GiantSnowman 20:18, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

Not sure what merit the talk page has - it can be restored when you move it back into mainspace...? GiantSnowman 08:58, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
OK, I thought it might be good to keep them together.... but then I don't know if it has any content. If I get the article improved enough to move it back, I wall ask again. Ariconte (talk) 09:12, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
There's a WikiProject tag and a post from you from September 2011, that's it. GiantSnowman 09:21, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

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Holistic management

I recently took on a project rewriting a page that was deleted. I got it userfied User:Redddbaron/Holistic_management. I have added several references and completely rewritten it. I would appreciate your critique and help in getting this page reinstated. This is my first attempt at writing a wiki page, but I think it should be enough to get reinstated. Hopefully! LOL Redddbaron (talk) 10:27, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Why have I been asked to look at this???? My first reaction is: Not interested. Regards, Ariconte (talk) 10:41, 5 April 2013 (UTC)
I asked because you were at the teahouse and it says you are good at references, which the article had nearly none. All good. I struggled through and what I couldn't do myself I found some others at the Teahouse who helped. Thanks.Redddbaron (talk) 08:58, 23 April 2013 (UTC)
Fair enough. Ariconte (talk) 11:14, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

recent footnote errors

Hi Ariconte,

I would be grateful if you could help fix the footnote errors for my contribution. They concern formatting/style for footnotes number 7, 19, and 20. I am not sure what the issue is. Thank you again for your diligence and help. My other question is what is there to be verified in this Wikipedia entry in terms of sourcing? There is a banner at the top that states sources have to be verified or additional sources should be provided. Also, there is a banner concerning proper style. I think the formatting/style issues have been largely addressed by you and others. Why is the banner still there? Thank you. Fountainheads (talk) 14:31, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

I added a title to cite #7 to fix it.
You can fix the other two.....
You can remove the banners. Regards, Ariconte (talk) 22:46, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Pending release of Notifications

Hey Ariconte :). I'm dropping you a note because you have signed up for the Notifications, or Echo, newsletter.

If all goes according to plan, we should be launching Echo on en-wiki either tomorrow, or next Tuesday - I'll drop a followup tomorrow when we know what's happening. Should the launch succeed, we'll begin the process of triaging bugs and gathering feedback on what features work, what cause problems, and what we should do next; I hope you'll help us out on these fronts by leaving any comments you might have on the talkpage.

Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 22:05, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Notifications box replacement prototypes released

Hey Ariconte; Kaldari has finished scripting a set of potential replacements available to test and give feedback on. Please go to this thread for more detail on how to enable them. Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 14:58, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks for the cuppa!

Thank you for the surprising Civility Barnstar. When I reread that reply after posting, it still looked a bit snarky in places despite efforts to sand down any sharp edges. That IP turns out to be largely a talk page user and I probably shouldn't have nibbled at his bait, but the productive unintended consequence is that I was led to make some badly needed improvements to the lede of the "Photographic film" article I linked. AVarchaeologist (talk) 02:03, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

Cheers for the beer!

Most appreciated thanks Ariconte :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sdfwrk (talkcontribs) 04:19, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

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Hi Ariconte,

Thanks much for the Teahouse advice.


I didn't realize it could be so simple! EMP (talk 04:02, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Your very welcome. Regards, Ariconte (talk) 04:57, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

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There is a backstage pass coming up to be followed by an editathon in the State Library of New South Wales on 23 November. This is the first time that an Australian cultural institution has opened its doors to us in this way and will be a special opportunity because the Library is providing: one of its best rooms; its expert curators (along with their expertise and their white gloves); a newly launched website (containing new resources); and of course, items from its collection (including rare and usually unavailable material) which we can look at, learn from, and use, to improve WP articles. For example, on the chosen topic (Australia and WWI), the Library holds many diaries and manuscripts from the period.

As you can see from the Library's project page, they have connected this editathon with their own work. They have already set out a wide range of resources to make things easier for us. Please sign up on the editathon project page if you can participate either online or in person with other Wikipedians. Hope to see you there! Lankiveil (speak to me) 07:11, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

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The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs) 16:48, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library Survey

As a subscriber to one of The Wikipedia Library's programs, we'd like to hear your thoughts about future donations and project activities in this brief survey. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 16:03, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Regarding your edit on Inner Mongolia

Regarding this edit, I'm not quite sure what you were intending to do. There wasn't anything wrong with that template. If you are seeing lines of boxes, you might be using an outdated browser, or an old operating system like Windows XP which does not support classical Mongol text. --benlisquareTCE 05:19, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

I agree your revert makes sense... What I saw on the page and was trying to remove - was a table with three cells - saying it was Sponsored and had a link to Wikipedia_talk:Advertising_on_Wikipedia
It isn't there any more - so I'm happy - Thanks, Ariconte (talk) 05:33, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Sydney Meetup on Monday evening

There's a Meetup in Sydney on Monday (tomorrow) evening from 5:30pm at the Paragon Hotel Circular Quay. We even have an international guest. See the meetup page for more details and to sign up. Sorry for the late notice - I hope you can make it. --99of9 (talk) 05:53, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Wiki-Education postponed

Hi ariconte, Frances couldn't get the internal advertising out quickly enough, so we're going to have to postpone/cancel the Wiki-Education thing. We're scouting out rescheduling to March 7th or 8th, so if either of those is good for you, let us know. Really sorry to muck you around like this. --99of9 (talk) 04:37, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know.... Regards, Ariconte (talk) 06:02, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Tribute editathon

Hi Ariconte, Can you come to the editathon at the State Library of New South Wales on Saturday 10 May as part of a global tribute to User:Wadewitz? Good to have your help. The resources available from the library as well as from the newly-launched Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership will provide resources for articles in which you are interested. Information and place to sign up is at Sydney Tribute Editathon. Please come if you can. (talk) 04:05, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, overseas. Regards, Ariconte (talk) 17:09, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Pacific Brands


Thanks for your advice. I have declared on my page that i am close to the subject of Pacific Brands.

It is my goal to actually contribute objective and factual information about Pacific Brands. Nothing currently written of verified indicates any promotional language - and I will continue to adhere to Wikipedia policies moving forward.

Best Regards,

BG — Preceding unsigned comment added by BrandGenius (talkcontribs) 06:19, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

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Why do you keep claiming that I am adding false information when I edit pages there is so much false information on this site,and when people try to fix it people like you delete them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rarazoo (talkcontribs) 22:22, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

I did not think your edit here: was a constructive addition to the conversation. Regards, Ariconte (talk) 02:59, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi I just undid your edit on the Vincent Watts page for no reason I just felt like it.

regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:29, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

wikibomb subject list

Hi Ariconte. I've put a preliminary list of subjects up at Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney/University_of_Sydney_Wikibomb/subjects. Any help screening them would be much appreciated. There are a lot of false blue links at the moment that would be good to sort out before editors start choosing subjects. Also if you've got any comments or changes to the project page Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney/University_of_Sydney_Wikibomb please go ahead and make them. --99of9 (talk) 06:04, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

I'm starting to agree that the ADB has more potential than the existing list, and the uni has agreed with us that dead people are just as good as the living, so I will try to automatically extract an ADB table. --99of9 (talk) 05:06, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

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USyd editathon

Hi Ariconte. Remember the 2014 USyd Wikibomb? It was so helpful having you and other experienced Wikipedians there. Sydney Uni Press has just organized another similar editathon [22], and if you're free, I'm sure they'd appreciate your involvement. I'm hoping to help out at the 12pm session. --99of9 (talk) 06:41, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. I will attend from 10AM and stay as long as it seems productive..... Regards, Ariconte (talk) 10:09, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

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