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Hello[edit]

Hi there I was wondering if you could help rewrite the article on the Federation credit, This article is totally inaccurate and misleading and I believe it needs to be completely redone or deleted. Since you contributed to the talk page with some useful information I was hoping you could help rewriting it. I've already put up inaccuracy and rewrite templates on the page but no one has taken any action yet. I would edit it myself but I'm afraid on this I don't know where to start as the article is just so wrong. Any help will be appreciated, thanks. --Hibernian 13:40, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

See Talk:Māori - my reponse to your question. (I moved the section to the bottom of the page as per normal practice.) Kahuroa 09:03, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

Gift economies[edit]

Please see my response to you at Talk:Gift_economy#Gift_economies_in_the_Pacific. - Jmabel | Talk 16:34, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Manden Charter/Kouroukan Fouga[edit]

Hi. My name is Scott and I'm a researcher of Africana, specifically the Mali Empire. I recently discovered you had a page up on the Manden Charter. From what I can tell, this is the same as the Kouroukan Fouga/Kouroukan Fougan (the constitution of the Mali Empire). I set up a page a while back for this subject Kouroukan Fouga and its pretty detailed. I wanted to know if you'd be opposed to deleting the Manden Charter page and maybe adding some of its details to the kouroukan fouga or possibly just make a redirect from Manden Charter to Kouroukan Fouga. I know deleting a page is rather extreme and I see you were doing a translation (very commendable btw); however, the Manden Charter has at least one serious error. Sundiata/Sundjata came to power at 1230 AD at the earliest. Most authors are pretty satisfied with the date of 1235. i've got a lot more info on the mali empire on the Mali Empire page which i've been workin my butt of at (just put up an infobox). Please hit me back and let me know what you think.

thnx 4 your time Scott Free 20:57, 23 February 2007 (UTC)


thnx[edit]

thnx 4 the quick reply. i'll get on it right away, take care of urself Scott Free 01:26, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Rotuma[edit]

No, the 1997 constitution puts Rotumans on a roll of their own, distinct from the Fijian roll. The Rotuman roll covers the entire nation of Fiji, and elects one member to the House of Representatives. David Cannon 11:41, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Bush Doctrine[edit]

so its ok for someone to says it legal for saddam to kill his people however he wants, but it isnt alright for us to invade the country? dude if u want to critisize bush thats fine, but dont tell me to get off my soapbox, that opinion in there is just as much so. should i dig up like 100,000 different people saying it was justified? that part of the article was completly unbalanced and you know it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.60.106.216 (talk) 21:55, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Moti Article - My Apologies[edit]

Apologies Aridd, I didn't assume Good Faith and thought it was other users playing funny buggers again with this article (Which has happened beforehand). That being the background, it's still no excuse for my not assuming good faith on the part of the edit - misquoting happens all time completely innocently and I should've assumed it was an honest mistake. You have my unreserved and complete apology for any offence I may have caused you - I can assure you that was never my intent... I should've just made the edit, noted that the quote omitted the reference to the RSIP and was made incorrectly and left it at that. Again, I'm very sorry and will make that apology public if you wish it so. For the record, I've always found your edits to be very sound, reasonable and balanced, and a welcome contribution to an article that has had some "problem-contributions". Xlh (talk) 09:42, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Kiribatian[edit]

As I have noted on the talk page of the election article, I understand that I-Kiribati is used to refer to the inhabitants of the country, by for things of or related to the country Kiribatian is used. пﮟოьεԻ 57 13:54, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Also, please don't change the links until the article has actually been moved. Cheers, пﮟოьεԻ 57 13:57, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Based on what I've found, for things of/ things related to Kiribati, "I-Kiribati" or just "Kiribati" is used, but never "Kiribatian". See my full reply here. Aridd (talk) 14:24, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Gilberts settled between 3000 BC and 1300 AD?[edit]

I don't have the specific publication you cited, but 3000 BC sounds quite ridiculous. Most sources I have seen say 3000 years ago, which would make it more like 1000 BC. In fact, Atoll Research Bulletin #501 argues that stable islets may not have even been formed until about 2000 years ago, constraining the possibility of the Gilberts being inhabited. --Henry W. Schmitt (talk) 21:55, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Replied here. Aridd (talk) 22:26, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
Hmm... Aspects of History... I have been meaning to pick me up a copy of this book. There is one on Amazon used for 19USD. That listing seems to be for a (paperback) reprint from the USP in '98. Is this what you have? --Henry W. Schmitt (talk) 22:40, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
Not any entire books, just little sections in books. My current goal is to travel to Kiribati to write an entire atlas type book with detailed write ups on each aspect of their culture and the geography of their islands. Right now I am perfecting my photography skills, one of many skills I will need to accomplish such a project. --Henry W. Schmitt (talk) 22:59, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
This was in my shopping cart. Maybe I'll buy that now too. --Henry W. Schmitt (talk) 23:02, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Good morning Aridd[edit]

Greetings from sunny Gabalfa!B e t t i at a l k  09:15, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

iT WAS INDEED YOUR EDIT TO cARDIFF... arrgh, bloody Caps Lock, let's try that again. It was indeed your edit to Cardiff. Now then, French stubs... I'll get to you on that one, but they'd probably be footy-based. Merci beaucoup! B e t t i at a l k  09:21, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Federation Credit[edit]

Hi, I must say I'd almost forgotten about this issue, thanks for reminding me. Anyway, I think your edits added a lot of good information to the article and it is now much better then it was. I might also do some editing on it if I can find the time. Well, bye for now then. --Hibernian (talk) 04:01, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

List of massacres[edit]

Hi Aridd

I noticed your edit there. The article is currently undergoing major debate as to its nature, organisation, and scope. While there was nothing at all wrong with your edit, it would be great if you could join the discussion at Talk:List of massacres rather than making any more. I appreciate your cooperation in this matter. --John (talk) 06:06, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Climbing[edit]

I thought that it praised the activists, the version i created discribes the events without giving them positive virtues like "daring". Its not the most POV thing ever on wikipedia but it is little "drip by drip" POV bits that leads an article to have an unencyclopedic tone. (Hypnosadist) 17:14, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Could we work together?[edit]

hello, Aridd, thank you for the article on Jin Jing. Could we work together and push this article on Jin Jing to the 'Did you know...' on the Main Page? If we can do it, many people will have chance to read this article. It's cool, isn't it?--Supportjinjing (talk) 20:04, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Wikipedia:Did_you_know give some rules. We need to finish that article firstly. I have checked the Chinese news. There is no significant point missing in the article. But my English is not very good. Please help me improve the language in that article. And we need to improve the format of the article, such as the infobox and references. Then we can submit this article to T:TDYK. The question could be '[Jin Jing|Who] is called the "Smiling Angel in Wheelchair" by Chinese people?'--Supportjinjing (talk) 22:55, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Some comments from an admin:

OK, a few things jump out at me when I read Jin Jing. Firstly, the bits on her being single, her hobbies and her heroes aren't really appropriate. Secondly, the career section is a bit awkward - can you reword it, so that the sentence structure isn't always the same? Also, these single-sentence paragraphs should be combined into longer paragraphs. Next, it's still a bit short. Can you expand it with some further information about her from the sources, not just about the torch incident? Image:Violentolympicprotestor.jpg needs a fair-use rationale, even with my limited knowledge of these matters.

My final comment is that the article must be written from a neutral point of view - it shouldn't be written to praise her or her actions, just to report on her life and notable achievements. With that in mind, I am worried that your username is too closely connected to "supporting Jin Jing". Have a look at the username policy and consider getting it changed to something more neutral. But the article has promise, and with a bit of work I'm sure you can have a good shot at getting it mentioned on the front page. Regards, BencherliteTalk 23:48, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

I'm changing my username to jingandteller.

Could you please help me improve the language of that article? Thank you very much!--Supportjinjing (talk) 00:07, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, one more thing to trouble you. Could you please update the French version later on? If possible, we can also push the French version to the main page of French wikipedia. Thanks a lot!--Supportjinjing (talk) 00:10, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

I have submitted the article to Template_talk:Did_you_know#Articles_created.2Fexpanded_on_April_11. Thanks!--Jingandteller (talk) 16:26, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. I understand. I also have many things to do in the daily life, just as you. Don't worry. If we have time, we can try to improve that article. I'm a fan of Jin Jing and I'm pro-China. But I understand the policy of wikipedia and I respect the opinion of other people. I know you have your own opinion. I won't write the article as for fans. I just want to show a real picture of that young girl to the people. Even someone doesn't like her, I will also show such criticism in the article in public. I want a NPOV article on her. That's the way I fan her. Thank you for your work on this article! Let's work together.--Jingandteller (talk) 17:51, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your work! The section of torch relay needs to be improved. There are several sentences talking about the attack by protesters. I think that part needs to be smoothed. Thanks again!--Jingandteller (talk) 13:53, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Very good idea! I support your sentence "...that a young Paralympic athlete, Jin Jing, was called an angel by Chinese netizens and the Chinese media?". Thank you! I will post your suggestion to DYK. You can also post your opinion to DYK whenever you want. Thanks again!--Jingandteller (talk) 08:08, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

2008 Summer Olympics torch relay[edit]

Some guy named User talk:Huaiwei keeps fusing the international and mainland China tours, to make sure Hong Kong and Macau are listed as part of mainland China; and renaming them into Hong Kong, China and Macau, China. Furthermore it makes the article totally unreadable, if this long list is included. Could you revert the edits made by User talk:Huaiwei, since I can't change the article (it's semi-protected and I don't have permission). Lafcadio Wluiki (talk) 22:55, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Not sure which bits were "yours" or which elements you refer to. It looks like we were both editing at the same time because I certainly did not want or mean to touch any other parts. I certainly did meant to remove "steal" as technically (legally 'by intent') it is inaccurate and read a little too hysterical to qualify as "encyclopaediac". Will have a look at it later ... Thanks. --Lucyintheskywithdada (talk) 15:30, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
Yup, that certainly was not my intent. There was an error message. The wiki went down for maintenance for a short while whilst I was looking at it. No offence intended. Folks need to tone their language down. Sorry. --Lucyintheskywithdada (talk) 16:11, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Torch[edit]

I have clearly stated the reason of my edits in the edit summary. You adding it back without discussion would also qualify 3RR.-munford (talk) 18:19, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

a letter[edit]

 Chère Mademoiselle Jin Jing,

  Je voudrais vous dire toute mon émotion pour la façon dont vous avez étébousculée àParis le 7 avril dernier lorsque vous portiez la flamme olympique. Vous avez fait preuve d’un courage remarquable qui vous fait honneur, et àtravers vous, àtout votre pays.

  Comme j’ai eu l’occasion de le souligner le lendemain même du passage de la flamme olympique en France, je comprends que la sensibilitéchinoise ait étéblessée par ce qui s’est passé, et en particulier par l’ attaque inadmissible dont vous avez étévictime et que je réprouve avec la plus grande vigueur.

  Ce qui s’est produit àParis le 7 avril a engendrédans votre pays de l ’amertume. Je tiens àvous assurer que les incidents de cette triste journ ée, provoqués par quelques uns, ne reflètent pas les sentiments de mes concitoyens pour le peuple chinois.

  Pour tenter d’effacer ce moment pénible, je souhaite vous proposer de vous rendre en France dans les prochaines semaines comme mon invitée personnelle, et celle du peuple de France.

  Dans l’attente de vous accueillir àParis, je vous prie de bien vouloir accepter, chère Mademoiselle Jin Jing, l’expression de ma profonde sympathie, et vous demande de bien vouloir transmettre àl’ ensemble de votre famille et àvos proches l’expression de mes sentiments les plus cordiaux.

  Nicolas SARKOZY

--Jingandteller (talk) 11:50, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

L'étrange histoire du «phénomène Jin Jing»

http://www.lefigaro.fr/international/2008/04/21/01003-20080421ARTFIG00495-l-etrange-histoire-du-phenomene-jin-jing.php

--Jingandteller (talk) 12:39, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Yes, they mentioned us! That's part of the reason for me to send the link to you. :) --Jingandteller (talk) 18:20, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Iran Japan Locator.png[edit]

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CfD nomination of Category:Fiji Islander swimmers[edit]

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CfD nomination of Category:Solomon Islander painters[edit]

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Ake Lianga[edit]

A result from John Hopkins University at google scholar,[1] but it requires subscription to view. Ty 00:28, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

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Lamine Guèye (skier)[edit]

Hi there Aridd,

Just wanted to tell you I came upon Lamine Guèye (skier) and have nominated it for Did You Know? Great work and very interesting stuff.--Thomas.macmillan (talk) 20:53, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Lamine Guèye DYK[edit]

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Congratulations! --PeterSymonds (talk) 21:08, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome. :) Good work. Now your work will be visible to the millions for the next six hours. :D All the best, PeterSymonds (talk) 21:21, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Resignation[edit]

The outgoing government and PM presumably remain in office in a caretaker capacity until the next gov is appointed. That's the standard practice; otherwise the country would spend a period of time without a government. Everyking (talk) 04:05, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

Nicaragua at the 2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

do not add wrong information ! only 12 country can qualify for Men's Volleyball ! check Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics , Brazil, Italy, Russia, Serbia, USA, Japan, Poland, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Venezuela and Germany , so where is your Nicaragua ? and Walter Martinez is a shooter (no archer) , Archery and Shooting are two different sports ! --Mohsen1248 (talk) 17:42, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Mohsen 1248, you don't seem to understand how Wikipedia works. The information you have removed and/or altered was properly sourced. All information included in the article comes explicitly from Xinhua. Please do not remove or alter it without providing sources that dispute or contradict it. Xinhua says explicitly that the Nicaraguan men's volleyball team will compete in Beijing, even specifying that it will face Italy. Xinhua also says that Martinez is an archer. Xinhua is a reputable source. That doesn't mean it can't be wrong, but if you know it's wrong, you need to provide sources saying so. Thank you, and if you have further questions about Wikipedia editing policy, please let me know. (I'll also thank you in advance for staying cool and polite.) Before replying, please read this. Aridd (talk) 21:56, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Award[edit]

Hey Aridd!
Congratulations on finding the page that does not exist. Here is your reward; you've earned it. User:Selfworm/HiddenLinkAward Congrats! selfwormTalk) 07:28, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Izhak Mamistvalov[edit]

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Your bot was mistaken. I've removed the tag, left a note on the article's talk page, and will leave a note on the bot's talk page too. Aridd (talk) 19:31, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Olympics and the United Arab Emirates[edit]

No problem, Aridd. I am glad to help. I do not know much about the Olympics or sports in general, so it probably needs more improvements. If there is anything that could be added or changed at United Arab Emirates at the 2008 Summer Olympics, please let me know and I will see what I can do. Thanks. Leitmanp (talk | contributions) 21:48, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

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Thank you[edit]

Thanks for the barnstar, Aridd! I really appreciate it. — jwillbur 15:45, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

I appreciate those! I shall add the ribbon to my user page. Thanks again — Andrwsc (talk · contribs) 23:05, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

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Vanuatu[edit]

A quick look through English language media will show that Vanuatuan is used to describe things of or related to Vanuatu - Vanuatuan president: China doing wonderful job in preparing for Olympics , whilst Ni-Vanuatu appears to be reserved for the people - [2]. Britannica also uses Vanuatuan,[3] to describe things related to the country, reserving Ni Vanuatu only for the ethinc group.[4]. I guess a similar situation would be using the term Icelander for the population and Icelandic for things related to the country. пﮟოьεԻ 57 10:30, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks/Multiple Paralympic gold medallists[edit]

for your nice welcome. In fact, I've been following the Olympic project page and the discussion already. Signed up there now. Oh, good luck with your thesis. Olympian77 (talk) 20:15, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Have you seen the Historical Paralympic Database at www.paralympic.org/release/Main_Sections_Menu/Sports/Results/paralympics_search_form.html? The numbers there would make for a rather long page as, e.g., there are 245 swimmers listed with 3 or more gold medals. However, there are some traps. It seems to be a purely automatic computation that has Beatrice Hess at 15-4-0 while her actual 20-5-0 record is well established. I'm guessing this is because she is identical with "Beatrice Pierre" who is also listed there at 5-1-0 (I found no confirmation for this, though). Olympian77 (talk) 16:44, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Updated DYK query On 4 September, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Trischa Zorn, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Another ... Victuallers (talk) 21:51, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Paralympic Opening ceremony[edit]

As you seem to be the main editor of 2008 Summer Paralympics I thought i'd suggest to you having the opening ceremony as a seperate article like for the olympics. That way all the flagbearers, details, etc. can be listed without making the main article ridiculously long. Cheers Basement12 (T.C) 15:59, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Problem

There is a problem and I saw you edit this page before so asking for some advice or to bring toyour attention. One page has been made about a person when a page about the person already exists!!!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houda_Nounou & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houda_Nonoo I was going to do some additions but don't know what to do now with this one as where to edit? I don't know if you can help with this, or maybe you know someone who can do so. Thank you v. much for any help that is possible here.

10x10x10 (talk) 14:36, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

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Nations Cup (netball)[edit]

The Nations Cup is an event organised by Netball Singapore. It seems to include teams that are borderline for the World Championship.

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Bob Worthington[edit]

I just wanted to thank you for the comments you left on my page about the Bob Worthington article. I really appreciate the feedback! (I apologize that it took so long to respond!) Have a great day! Scanlan (talk) 13:22, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

This might be of use to you[edit]

Hi, not sure if you already know about this or not but you may find Wikipedia:WikiProject Olympics/Manual of Style (Games summary – Nations) useful for all the work your doing on the Paralympics articles. Cheers Basement12 (T.C) 17:08, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

ITN[edit]

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No problem. Thanks for updating the article. SpencerT♦C 20:06, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

{{Niue-stub}}[edit]

Hi - I see you have recently created one or more new stub types. As it states at Wikipedia:Stub, at the top of most stub categories, and in many other places on Wikipedia, it is recommended that new stub types are proposed prior to creation at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals, in order to check whether the new stub type is already covered by existing stub types, whether it is named according to stub naming guidelines, whether it is otherwise correctly formatted, whether it reaches the standard threshold for creation of a new stub type, and whether it crosses existing stub type hierarchies. Your new stub type is currently listed at WP:WSS/D - please feel free to make any comments there as to any rationale for this stub type. And please, in future, consider proposing new stub types first! Grutness...wha? 00:43, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Niue Star[edit]

Updated DYK query On 4 October, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Niue Star, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

BorgQueen (talk) 16:55, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Kiribati-Cuba[edit]

Great work on the pacific-cuban relations articles!, its interesting reading indeed. I nominated the Kiribati-Cuba article for DYK. --Soman (talk) 23:06, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. Is there any material on relations between Vanuatu and Cuba? I recall that in the 1980s, Vanuatu was the pacific country closest to the Socialist Bloc. --Soman (talk) 23:17, 14 October 2008 (UTC)
I created a stub for the Vanuatu National Union of Students, whose international relations are one manifestation of the third-worldist orientation of Vanuatu at the time. --Soman (talk) 23:33, 14 October 2008 (UTC)
Cool! --Soman (talk) 18:56, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

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"confined to a wheelchair"[edit]

Thanks for your message on my talk page.

It's not at all objectively accurate to use the phrase "confined to a wheelchair". A wheelchair liberates; it does not confine. The wheelchair allows the user movement that he or she would not otherwise have. I don't see anything wrong with the phrase "uses a wheelchair", which is indeed more objectively accurate. Enobarbus88 (talk) 04:06, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

New Zealand head of State in 1800[edit]

Thanks for your message. I did rethink whether it was appropriate and decided that it was, just. Although the whole question of the legality of "claiming" territory and colonisation is questionable I went with keeping the head of state and governor for a couple of reasons: 1. Hobson was appointed Lietenant-Governor in of New Zealand in 1839 and there was no change in the status of New Zealand (as part of the colony of New South Wales) that I know of, since 1788. 2. Governor King's ‘Government and General Order’ of 1805, to give New Zealanders and Pacific Islanders some of the civil rights of British subjects would surely not have been made unless he considered New Zealand (and the relevant Pacific Islands) part of the territory of which he was governor.

The whole question could be put to Wikipedia:WikiProject New Zealand. I'd be happy to go with whatever the consensus is there.

btw, thanks for the Ruatara page, that's one less on my, very long, to-do list!

Cheers, DerbyCountyinNZ (talk) 08:09, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Ruatara (chief)[edit]

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BorgQueen (talk) 06:10, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Chintamani (1937 film)[edit]

Thank you very much!!! :-) -RavichandarMy coffee shop 11:21, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Map[edit]

Thanks for the heads up! It's not actually "my" map as I just modified an existing version but thanks for reinstating it though. The Red Hat of Pat Ferrick t 11:30, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK hook issue for Mary Ann Müller[edit]

There is a small discrepancy regarding the year of birth between the article/hook and the source cited (see my comment at Template talk:Did you know). My suggestion is that you change the birth-death dates both in the article and in the hook to (1819/1820?-1901), to have it agree with the reference cited. Nsk92 (talk) 13:17, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Mary Ann Müller[edit]

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Gatoclass (talk) 03:33, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Kiribati–Cuba relations[edit]

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Cirt (talk) 17:07, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Robert Van Lierop[edit]

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Cirt (talk) 02:43, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Fiji and the United Nations[edit]

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BorgQueen (talk) 11:31, 25 October 2008 (UTC)


npa[edit]

I added some info on the new anticapitalst party in France, if you want to have a look Johncmullen1960 (talk) 07:56, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

DYK for James Tanis[edit]

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Gatoclass (talk) 15:56, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

General Voters Party (Fiji)[edit]

Hi there! I've just checked my talk page for the first time in quite a while, and see that you left a query about a month back about Fiji's General Voters Party. To answer your question : you probably know as much as I do, and I probably know as much as anybody does. Since the military takeover a couple of years ago, politics has been in a state of flux. The GVP officially merged with the United General Party to form the United Peoples Party, but some dissenters decided to relaunch a party under the old GVP banner. Whether they have officially re-registered it, I have no idea. Such scenarios are not uncommon in Fiji. Before the last election, a bizarre process unfolded, in which one party (I'll call it Party A) merged with another (Party B) to form a third party (Party C). Somebody then reregistered Party B. Party C then merged into it and dissolved itself. Party B then merged into Party A. What the purpose all that convoluted manoeuvring served is anybody's guess.

Sorry I can't give you much information. Because of work commitments, I've been far less active on Wikipedia in recent months. I haven't lost interest, but just don't have much time, so I've regretfully been unable to keep my finger on Fiji's pulse to the same extent as before. David Cannon (talk) 08:55, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

re: userpage corner image[edit]

Hope you don't mind, I borrowed the recycling cutout image for my userpage. OlEnglish (talk) 16:53, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Ralph Regenvanu[edit]

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Gatoclass (talk) 14:22, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Tis a barnstar![edit]

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For your amazing work including, among other things, countering systemic bias and having an apparent treasure trove of references for the contemporary articles that WP lacks. Here's to hoping you come back. Xavexgoem (talk) 18:51, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

File:Nyandoro.PNG listed for deletion[edit]

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Also File:Rohani.jpg. —Bkell (talk) 23:54, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Love Patrol[edit]

Updated DYK query On April 28, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Love Patrol, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Shubinator (talk) 04:33, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

ITN for Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Solomon Islands)[edit]

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DYK for The Maori Merchant of Venice[edit]

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Shubinator (talk) 11:53, 19 May 2009 (UTC)


File copyright problem with File:China Papua New Guinea Locator.png[edit]

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Ownership of articles[edit]

Information.svg Please do not assume ownership of articles such as Fiji-Tonga relations. If you aren't willing to allow your contributions to be edited extensively or be redistributed by others, please do not submit them. Thank you. LibStar (talk) 09:48, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

I'm not "assuming ownership". Editors have contributed to a number of the articles I've started, and I value their useful contributions. This is a collaborative encyclopedia. I have never said, implied or considered that any article I've started was my "property", and I challenge you to prove otherwise. You, on the other hand, are acting with significant bad faith, making groundless assumptions and accusations against me. This isn't the first; you also implied, on no basis whatsoever, that I was trying to glorify a dictator. I don't even know why you're saying that I'm "assuming ownership". Your tone is accusatory, inflammatory, and derives from unsubstantiated and incorrect impressions. Stop flinging out absurd, bad faith accusations. Aridd (talk) 10:01, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
I was only saying that the presentation of the description of the Commodore's arrival by the journalist sounded like glorification. You definitely fit Wikipedia:OWN#Comments which I've encountered before. Ownership is not a bad faith issue. LibStar (talk) 10:05, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
And you were wrong to view it as glorification, as I hope I've now successfully explained. Not on my part, or on the part of the Fiji Times. As for my commenting on your edits to the article: When you make mistakes, or when you make questionable edits, the fact that I started the article shouldn't disqualify me from pointing out errors, ambiguities or other questionable changes made by subequent editors. You are assuming bad faith: You consistently try to interpret my motivations in a negative light. Seriously, stop it. Try to consider, at least for a moment, that I might actually be trying to behave objectively and to do what seems best for the encyclopedia. Aridd (talk) 10:44, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
you equally assumed bad faith about me. even the wording above makes me sound like I'm totally at fault for what I perceive as not a neutral article. I don't deny you're trying to improve Wikipedia but because we work by consensus, you need to use at least hear what other people say, even if you don't agree. Simply reverting my edits without discussing on talk page could be considered bad faith. LibStar (talk) 10:46, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
interesting you even say this stuff with a condescending tone like "seriously, stop it" "try to consider, at least for a moment" when I am not here to vandalise and have spent considerable time in the last few hours searching and trying to improve the article. no good faith? LibStar (talk) 10:53, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
I know you're not here to vandalise, and I've already thanked you for your useful contributions. You're still jumping to negative conclusions, though, when you say that I don't "hear what other people say, even if [I] don't agree". I do, which is why I've discussed the issues at hand. You're wrong in that assumption too, as I've demonstrated. As for deleting content without discussing it, you did that first. I apologise for sounding grumpy; that's because I am. I haven't got the time right now to wade through this. I'm doing so because I'm concerned about the quality of the article. I may not have behaved in a perfect manner, for which I'm sorry, but I do want you to stop constantly leaping to baseless assumptions about my motivations, in an unjustifiable attempt to make me look non-neutral, or some such nonsense. (Incidentally, I notice that you're gloating on your user page about having deleted a "freaky" article I wrote. Not something that's going to make me feel particularly happy about your behaviour, either. Franco-Nauruan relations may not be particularly notable, but they're not "freaky". People's admitted ignorance of Nauru is hardly my responsability.) That said, thank you for your work on the article. I hope we can improve it together, without sniping at each other's work. Aridd (talk) 11:05, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
Apology accepted. on the same token, I apologise if I've got you annoyed. as for Nauru, unfortunately due to its extremely limited appearance in the world media, it's always going to have trouble getting Wiki related articles. I do we agree we can work together, I think France-Tonga is already much better than 24 hours ago. I intend to create Australia-Tonga soon and would be more than happy to have your assistance in this. LibStar (talk) 14:09, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

can you help?[edit]

this article needs some work Fijian mercenaries in Bougainville particularly sources. LibStar (talk) 07:55, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

An article you created France – Papua New Guinea relations is up for deletion[edit]

I'm sorry to see you were never notified by User:Bali ultimate who nominated it for deletion.--Cdogsimmons (talk) 04:56, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/France – Papua New Guinea relations[edit]

This AfD debate which you participated in, with 9 arguments in favor of deletion and 4 in favor of retention, was just closed by an admin as keep. I've opened a DRV on the matter here [5].Bali ultimate (talk) 20:04, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

thanks[edit]

thanks for your links on Australia-tonga and Bougainville, I'll insert them when I have time! LibStar (talk) 16:33, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

FORU Oceania Cup[edit]

Regarding this comment, PNG and Cooks aren't joint winners - they're competing in the finals. This is according to the IRB site. Once the result is in there can be a definitive source. Remove or not as you wish for now, it'll all be clearer soon. :) Greenman (talk) 17:47, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Ralph Regenvanu[edit]

Hi, I see that you are on a WikiBreak, but I will go ahead and leave this here for you when you get back. I've reviewed this article for a reassessment per your request. What follows is a short review.

  • The article could use a longer lead section, if possible.
  • You should put an infobox in the article.
  • The article is very well referenced with a good use of inline citations where appropriate.
  • I could find no major grammar or spelling concerns.
  • Broad in scope, but doesn't leave serious researchers wanting for too much.
  • If you can, find some images to add to the article (Requirement number 6 on the GA criteria list).
  • In summation, passes all of the requirements for "B" class except requirement 5. Let me know when you put an infobox in the article and I'll change to assessment to "B" class.

I hope that this was somewhat helpful to you, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to drop me a note on my talk page. Best, t'shaélchat 01:03, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Aro (person)[edit]

Hi, I hate to bother you, but do you have any more references to prove this person is notable? This article has many serious issues. Bearian (talk) 22:24, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Well, you learn something new every day, no matter how hard you try. :-) Bearian (talk) 12:09, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

Userbox vs. Infobox[edit]

I think you made a mistake in your userpage. You called the userboxes 'infoboxes', which are completely different things. Kayau |Jane Eyre| PRIDE AND PREJUDICE| les miserables 02:58, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

In wikitalk, yes... Nonetheless, they're boxes with information, of a sort. ;) Does it matter? Aridd (talk) 06:58, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Georgian television sitcoms[edit]

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Quick![edit]

I couldn't help but notice that you are using an animation on one of your subpages (a template I beleive) which is nominated for deletion. It is the walking robot! Go here and here for the image and deletion notice and contest the deletion here.
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Paralympics task force[edit]

Started a Paralympics task force: Wikipedia:WikiProject Olympics/Paralympics. Please edit and or join. Bib (talk) 14:38, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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DYK for Tofiri Kibuuka[edit]

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Materialscientist (talk) 00:03, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Lango Sinkamba[edit]

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List of multiple Paralympic gold medalists[edit]

The article List of multiple Paralympic gold medalists is up, and I have added 'Most gold medals in one event'. I noticed in 'What links here' that you have created User:Aridd/Through the hidden door/Main/List of multiple Paralympic gold medalists, with gold medals over career, which I hope you will add to the article. Bib (talk) 20:52, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, cool. I do want to integrate the data. Bib (talk) 21:57, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Sociology Newsletter: II (April 2010)[edit]

Sociology ProjectNews • April 2010
Spreading the meme since August 2006

The Sociology WikiProject is conducting a roll call (or min-census, if you prefer). More then five years down the road, we have over 50 members, but we don't know how many of them are still active in the sociology area. If you are or want to become once again an active contributor to the sociology content on Wikipedia, please move your name from the inactive to the active list on our roll call (or add yourself to the list if you haven't joined yet!).

In other news, we have reactivated the newsletter :) At least, for this announcement. We also have a new, automated to do listing, an active tag and assess project (which has identified about 1,800 sociology articles on Wikipedia, and assessed about 1,3000 of them), and three new userboxes for your self-identification pleasure :) On a final note, I highly recommend watchlisting the Wikipedia:WikiProject Sociology page, so you can be aware of the ongoing discussions.

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DYK nomination of Rhodesia at the 1960 Summer Paralympics[edit]

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DYK for Said Gomez[edit]

RlevseTalk 12:03, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Rhodesia at the 1960 Summer Paralympics[edit]

RlevseTalk 00:03, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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DYK for Edward Maalouf[edit]

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Aoke/Langa Langa bye-election[edit]

Hi Aridd, re your request for a source for additional data I included on the Aoke/Langa Lange bye-election. In fact there is already a reference in the article:

    1. ^ "New Members for East Malaita and Aoke-Langalanga", Solomon Times, March 29, 2008

Otherwise, thanks for the tips and feedback. cheers, Harryg2010 (talk) 03:08, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Rwandan elections[edit]

saw you added quite a chunk to the page. do you know enough about rwadan politics to aid in an expansion? Im trying to reorg. it for the election tomorrow and add controversies etc. Wondering if you could help.Lihaas (talk) 17:52, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Cool. but election result in the next few days, should be of itnerest to political science students ;)Lihaas (talk) 23:21, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Jody Cundy[edit]

sorry, but one of the links (ref. 1) is a dead end and the other one (ref. 2) is there twice! Doesnt make sense, does it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by C.patricia (talkcontribs) 22:08, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Enele Sopoaga[edit]

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Map of continents[edit]

Hello. My original map used Oceania instead of Australia. There was a long edit-war with a Canandian user and he kept reverting the map. I will revert to Oceania since that's the most acceptable term. I suggest you keep an eye on the map in case the user (which now edits anonymously to avoid being punished) revert it. If he starts a new edit-war we can open a disscusion. AlexCovarrubias ( Talk? ) 20:50, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Cabinet of Tuvalu - Namoliki Sualiki[edit]

Hi there! I'm wondering where you got the information that Namoliki Sualiki is the new Minister of Education for Tuvalu? I can't find his name in any of the references you included in the article. Thanks! Dracunculus (talk) 19:25, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

  • Ohhhhh, that makes sense - the relevant information is in audio format, that's why I couldn't find it. Thanks for your help :) Dracunculus (talk) 20:04, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Talkback on User talk:AngChenrui[edit]

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Don't take it too harshly alright? I never for once thought that it would hurt other contributors. My apologies, ANGCHENRUI Talk 12:48, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
Aridd: I trust it was a good-faith error on ACR's part. Yes, it would have been nice to inform you, but in the situation, I think it's a moot point. StrPby (talk) 13:27, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for your comment; I've replied on ACR's talk page. In any case, I fully support the deletion. Aridd (talk) 17:28, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Multi-sport events project[edit]

Bsed on your extensive Olympic/Paralympic Games contributions to DYK, and the apparent interest in the CWG too, this may be of interest. Regards. Strange Passerby (talkcstatus) 23:23, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Marathon at the Paralympics[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:08, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Babatunde Jose[edit]

RlevseTalk 18:03, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Samia Yusuf Omar[edit]

Hi. I see you've removed most of the details from the article on Samia Yusuf Omar. I can't say I agree with the decision, but I'd like to ask you why. Why simply say that she "comes from a family of modest means", when that's an unwarranted euphemism, and we actually have sourced information to make clear to the reader that she lived in poverty? Why, also, remove the actual information on the challenges of her training conditions (which are the main reason why the press took an interest in her in the first place), and replace them with the frankly meaningless (because unexplained) statement that she ran "under difficult training conditions"? It seems to me a case of replacing facts with fudge, and clarity with confusion. I would like to hear your explanation before I restore the original article (while keeping your useful formatting edits, of course). Aridd (talk) 07:48, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

The stub was tagged two years ago as requiring a cleanup, which is what I provided. A lot of the material in it was also unsourced and tagged as such, so I removed it. I realize that Omar does not come from a wealthy family, but "modest means" in common parlance does not mean "well off" or anything approaching it, so I don't see what the problem is. The article also included a large, somewhat confusing quote from her, when, if clarification on her training difficulties were required, a simple explanation doing just that would've been preferable. At any rate, I've corrected the passages in question. I have also added an athlete infobox, just like the one found on most other runner bios; there is no reason why this athlete's page should be the exception here too (please leave a response if any here; I've just archived my talk page). Middayexpress (talk) 00:02, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
Also, the List of Somalis article pertains to people from the Somali ethnic group only, irrespective of the country they live in; it does not pertain to Bantus, Bajunis, or other minority ethnic groups from Somalia. That is why it states in the intro that "This is a list of notable Somalis from Somalia, Djibouti, and those of Somali descent living elsewhere in the world." And as her bio clearly states, Omar is from one of Somalia's minority ethnic groups, not the Somali majority. Middayexpress (talk) 00:02, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
Hi again. Samia Omar's article looks fine now, I think; your latest phrasing seems to me to convey sufficient information. Regarding the list of Somalis... It's confusing. The word "Somali" is both an ethnicity and a demonym. The phrasing "list of notable Somalis from Somalia, Djibouti, and those of Somali descent living elsewhere in the world" suggests either people of Somali ethnicity, or emigrants who have or had Somali nationality, or who are descended from people who emigrated from Somalia. The list is categorised under "Somali people", which is itself categorised under "people by nationality"; and under "Lists of people by nationality", thereby making it explicit that the "List of Somalis" is meant to include all people of Somali nationality. The dual use of the word is indeed confusing. I would suggest clarifying it by turning the lead into something like this: "This is a list of notable Somalis from Somalia, Djibouti, and those of Somali descent living elsewhere in the world. It includes both people of Somali ethnicity, whatever their nationality, and people of Somali nationality, whatever their ethnicity." Otherwise, there would be no page listing people of Somali nationality. Aridd (talk) 10:57, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
The term "Somali" is both an ethnonym and a denonym only because the country was named after the region's dominant ethnic group, the Somalis, not because any of the other ethnic minorities are of Somali descent; many are actually quite recent arrivals to the region. The list was intended for Somalis only, which is why it only includes people that are at least partially of Somali ethnic origins, irrespective of their nationality. This includes many people from Djibouti since about 60% of Djibouti's citizens are ethnically Somali. This is why the article is also listed under Category:Djibouti-related lists and the intro reads "This is a list of notable Somalis from Somalia, Djibouti, and those of Somali descent living elsewhere in the world"; the second part of the lede refers to the Somali diaspora and other ethnically Somali people in so-called Greater Somalia. Besides the Djibouti-related lists category, the article is also filed under the Somali people category because most Somalis are, after all, citizens of Somalia. It's also not really an issue if there is no page listing notable people with Somali citizenship since just about all extant Wiki bios of notable Somali citizens are of people specifically from the Somali ethnic group, not any of the country's ethnic minorities (Samia Yusuf Omar notwithstanding). For the rest, I will tighten the lede to make it clearer what is being referred to. Regards, Middayexpress (talk) 00:12, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
Actually, I don't think you can say "The list was intended for Somalis [i.e., people of Somali ethnicity] only". It was quite clearly categorised under "Lists of people by nationality", and if you look at how the article was started, its lead initially described it as a "list of people from Somalia". What you're doing is resolving an ambiguity, but doing so through your own interpretation, which may not be uncontroversial. The result is that we now have no list of people of Somali nationality. I can see no ideal or simple solution; I'm going to consult with WikiProject Somalia, and see what they think. Regards, Aridd (talk) 07:43, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
The forgoing is not my interpretation. I say that the list was intended for Somalis specifically because:
  • It only features people from the Somali ethnic group, not any folks from Somalia's minority groups.
  • Its lede at the time of this discussion originally read "This is a list of notable Somalis from Somalia, Djibouti, and those of Somali descent living elsewhere in the world." Note the link-through to the Somali people article via the term "Somalis" and the allusion to Djibouti, the Somali diaspora and Greater Somalia.
The "List of of people by nationality" category was also added back when the article contained only a short list of ethnic Somalis, all exclusively from Somalia. Now, several years later, the article has grown to include many more bios from Somalis from all regions, so the category is no longer appropriate. The last time the lede indicated that the List was only reserved for people from Somalia was about four years ago too; categories need to reflect the present state of the page, not the past.
As far as I know, there is also no Wikipedia rule that says one must have a list of people of a certain nationality. WP:CAT, however, is clear that categories need to directly reflect the material in the article and be as specific as possible, neither of which the "Lists of people by nationality" category does and is compared to the "Lists of people by ethnicity" cat.. At any rate, this back and forth is getting old, so be well. Regards, Middayexpress (talk) 13:48, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
As I said, you may have a point; I'm leaving it up to the editors of the Somali project. All I want is for a coherent, consensual decision to be reached, which enables all Somalis (however defined) to be properly listed and categorised, and which minimises confusion for readers. (You say, by the way, that all bios currently listed on the page are of ethnic Somalis. I'll assume you've checked each one, including the sources on each person's ethnicity; otherwise, it would certainly need verifying.) Regards, Aridd (talk) 14:20, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Multi-sport events[edit]

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Hi Aridd I know you deleted my post but I reposted with the sources but you wouldnt understand because the they are speaking in Somali but the Guy in the video is Abdi Bile and he is explaining to the people that Samia died in 2011 in Mediterranean Sea. She wanted to travel to Malta but the boat capsized and she drowned. Abdi bile is a Somalia Olypian in 1988. He is part of the Olympic team. Thanks for you understanding — Preceding unsigned comment added by Qaranimo (talkcontribs) 16:07, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

DYK for George Ambo[edit]

RlevseTalk 00:02, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Wara Wara[edit]

Orlady (talk) 18:04, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Sociology membership[edit]

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Ralph Regenvanu[edit]

Hi I have updated Ralph Regenvanu to B-Class following a full review by Ralph - and a good photo (another one off my target of 100 in 2011!) I have emailed him suggesting an educational project by Vanuatu students to further improve the content on related pages - would you be interested in helping out as an 'online mentor'? I've also asked Ralph about his early education not sure how we will ref it though. Have a good day - and well done on the article Thruxton (talk) 20:47, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Law of Vanuatu[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:04, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Hi. I've nominated Andrew Nori, 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. BabbaQ (talk) 14:06, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Andrew Nori[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:03, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Ukraine at the Paralympics[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:04, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Italy at the 1960 Paralympics[edit]

It may be that the official source (the IPC), kind of contradicts itself. There is one site on paralympic.org (here) that says there were 400 athletes from 23 countries, with the largest delegation coming from the host country (Italy). If there were 291 medals awarded, that would mean there would be at least 109 athletes who did not win medals. As for what Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson said, maybe she said it more like a general remark, without being specific? When it says on the IPC site that "Some information from earlier Paralympic Games (ie 1960 - 1984) such as relay and team members are not presented in these sources", the words such as could indicate that there is more information not presented, besides relay and team members. I also created the new article Sweden at the 1960 Summer Paralympics, based on a US newspaper article from 1960, and a Swedish source from a pdf file on the website of the Swedish Paralympic Committee. I also did some editing on the Wheelchair basketball at the 1960 Summer Paralympics, where a number of sources name more nations than only the medal winners. There is for example this article on the Australian basketball team. Bib (talk) 20:37, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Well thank you, and thanks for the nice way you discuss, and yes, makes editing the earlier Games articles a bit more interesting in many ways. Bib (talk) 07:41, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Camillo Gonsalves[edit]

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25 DYKs!!!!!![edit]

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My appologies on Fiji – New Zealand relations[edit]

I did not realize, when I updated the maps that the smaller countries would be so impossibe to see, now that I take a look at the map, I agree, allow me a few minutes to create a new one, If I can not find a perfect solution I will revert the page to its old map. — Phoenix500 (talk) 09:43, 22 June 2011 (PDT)

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Vanuatu prime ministers[edit]

Hi Aridd,

I'm writing you regarding the addition or absence of a notice about the constitutionality of the recent Kilman and Vohor governments in Vanuatu in the List of state leaders in 2011 article. The reason why I believe that such a notice would not be pertinent there is that elaborating on such a 'fine' detail across the board would make this global list impractically large. Because due to the requirement for consistency if we add such a remark in the case of Vanuatu than notices must be added for all the other countries too in similar circumstances. In coup-prone South American countries for example they differentiate between 'de facto' and 'constitutional' presidents, which again is not noted. The existence of the Kilman and Vohor governments is a historical fact and a court ruling cannot undo it. Therefore anything the courts say are in some sense only a qualification or evaluation of things past, but certainly no eradication of them. And in my opinion a list as large and global as this should resign itself to merely noting the facts of people having been in office without qualifying it in hindsight. I imagine that there are several other instances when a leader gained his/her position unconstitutionally and it was noted as such by the courts after the restoration of the rule of law. But I think such a remark or even a full section about the circumstances would be most appropriate in the Prime Minister of Vanuatu article, the articles of the leaders involved, maybe even in the article about the country's history. But not in a list that includes in excess of 200 entities.

Best regards, Zoltán Bukovszky

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What would you think of adding it in a footnote?

ZBukov (talk) 17:44, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Shammi Narang[edit]

Hi! Thanks for your edits. I have responded to your review on the DYK nomination. The sources available say nothing about his college and Escorts. morelMWilliam 18:10, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Constituencies for French residents overseas[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 08:03, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Pete Gray (activist)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:06, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for North Korea–South Korea football encounters[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:04, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Your paralympics work[edit]

Hello Aridd, my name is Leigh Blackall. I am involved in a project that aims to support the development of better coverage of Australian Paralympians. We've noticed your work creating articles, and want to know what we can do to encourage and support your work. I was hoping you wouldn't mind giving me a brief interview, so I might publish a post on our project blog about you and your work on Wikipedia. I was going to write about where you're from, the work you've already done, and the work you are planning to do. I was hoping I could get some insight into who you are, why you do it, and what your motivations are, pet hates, what you appreciate, and what you might suggest we do to support and encourage more work like yours. I hope this comes across as genuine and wanting to celebrate your work. I can be contacted at leighblackall@gmail.com or I'll return here for your response. Leighblackall (talk) 05:52, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Hello. Thank you for your message; I'm always pleased to see people involved in better coverage in the Paralympics. A great deal still needs to be done on Wikipedia in that regard. (As a sidenote, it wasn't me who started the article on Stephen Wilson, though I did start the other seven you mention. It was particularly unfortunate that there was no article on Australia at the Sydney Paralympics, and the very brief article I started to fill in that gap still needs completing.) As you may have seen, I don't actually focus on Australia; I've been trying to add to Wikipedia's Paralympic coverage across all nationalities. (My biggest "achievement" is perhaps to have started most of the articles on "[Nation] at the Paralympics", though it wasn't me who started Australia's.) There's nothing really you can do to "support and encourage" my work, though I appreciate the offer. I can't say I'm fully dedicated to Wikipedia; I write when I have the time and inclination, and I balance that time between a variety of topics that interest me. (I write quite a bit about politics, for instance.)
To answer your questions (and of course I have no objection to you posting any of this on your blog): I'm from France, and have always lived there except for one brief year in Sydney eight years ago, during which time I was studying for my Master's (and also taught a bit of French for beginners as a tutor at Sydney Uni), though I also have British citizenship via my mother, thanks to which I'm bilingual (and able to contribute on both the French and English Wikipedias). I've written (or at least started) a great number of Paralympic-related articles on the English Wikipedia, almost all of which are either an overview of a nation's participation in the Paralympic Games overall, or of a nation's participation in a specific edition of the Paralympics, or an article about a particular athlete. To give you just a few examples, these are Paralympic-related articles that I wrote and which appeared on Wikipedia's front page in the Did you know? section: Trischa Zorn (most successful Paralympian ever in terms of medals won); Pál Szekeres (Olympic medal-winner who went on to win medals at the Paralympics after an accident and disability); Tofiri Kibuuka (first African at the Winter Paralympics); Lango Sinkamba (Zambian Paralympian and president of his country's NPC); Said Gomez; Rhodesia at the 1960 Summer Paralympics; Edward Maalouf; Marathon at the Paralympics; and Ukraine at the Paralympics. My plans for the future are rather vague, and subject to change; at present, I'm thinking of creating a few more of the many, many articles that still need to be written on nations' participation in specific editions of the Paralympics. I also hope to do more on specific Paralympians; there's still a great number of Paralympic medal winners, including many gold medal winners, about whom Wikipedia has no article. (One day, if I have the energy, I'll start doing the same for the French Wikipedia, which has virtually nothing on the Paralympics. So far, I've started a few articles there providing brief overviews of particular editions of the Games, as even that had not been done (for example, Jeux paralympiques d'été de 1984).) As for why I do it... I'm honestly not too sure. I enjoy contributing to Wikipedia, and there are topics I'm interested in which Wikipedia still provides comparatively little coverage of. Such as the politics of Pacific Island countries (especially in the French Wikipedia), or indeed the Paralympic Games. Call it, perhaps, trying to do my little part in balancing Wikipedia's content, and helping ensure that it's truly encyclopedic. Plus, I'm irritated at the fact that the Paralympics receive less media and public interest than the Olympics, despite the fact that they're a top-quality sporting event with some extremely impressive athletes. My wish is that Wikipedia should ultimately offer as much coverage of the Paralympics as of the Olympics (just as it should, ideally, cover the politics of, say, Vanuatu, as much as those of the UK).
Regarding what you could do to help... Well, maybe spread the word that there's heaps of work to be done in Wikipedia's Paralympic coverage! A good source to start with is the IPC website. It gives a fairly comprehensive database of results, which can be considered complete from the late 1980s onwards. Results for Australia, for instance, can be found here. That rough list can be refined and narrowed down by altering the research parameters. You can see here that Wikipedia has no coverage of Australia's participation in ten editions of the Paralympic Games, such as the Barcelona Summer Games of 1992. To find out how Australian fared in 1992, anyone can see the results here on the IPC website, and use them as a starting point to begin a Wikipedia article. Or, existing articles can be completed by adding results; the article Australia at the 1976 Summer Paralympics does not include results, which can be found here. The IPC database can also be used to search for results by athlete, and to start articles on Australia's (or any other country's) most successful or most notable Paralympians. (A list of all of Australia's gold medals can be found here.) Anyone who'd like to help can drop by the Paralympics taskforce.
Thank you for your interest, in any case! Aridd (talk) 11:36, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
Many thanks for this Aridd, that should give our little project team a lot to think about. I posted an article about you, quoting you extensively from above. Please get in touch if you do find yourself working on paralympic Australia related articles, we might be able to focus image and media releases to Commons in response to what you're working on. We are using the Paralympic Taskforce to announce and document work (mostly in the news section), so either there, on the blog, or by direct email is a good way to reach us. Thanks again. Leighblackall (talk) 00:04, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

United Arab Emirates at the Paralympics‎[edit]

This article was nominated for WP:DYK, but the fact that was nominated had some citation issues in that the citations don't appear to support the fact. Could you take a look at the DYK page for it and try to fix the citation issue? I'm having difficulty finding a source. :( --LauraHale (talk) 10:39, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the help on that. I hadn't looked at the sourcing in that section when I was trying to add information to the article and when I looked at the DYK stuff, baffled as I just didn't couldn't seem to figure a way to deal with that sourcing problem… and beyond that, was stumped when trying to figure out an alt1 to propose myself. :) Removed your bit mostly because I was confused by the comment and trying to fix it. :/ --LauraHale (talk) 11:59, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Essential National Industries (Employment) Decree 2011[edit]

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Mojo Mathers[edit]

Good work getting Mojo Mathers started. I've added to the article. Is your intention to nominate the article at DYK? (reply here - I've watchlisted your page)

In case you are keen to create other articles on New Zealand politicians, I suggest you have a look at this page first, as there are a few draft bios in project space. Schwede66 18:22, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi! Thanks for the comment, the link to the drafts (nice work!), and for reworking the article. I hadn't thought of nominating it for a DYK - but why not? The key would be finding a DYK question; I'm not sure that "...that Mojo Mathers almost became the first deaf MP in New Zealand" would be enough. I created it somewhat on the spur of the moment; I've done more articles on Solomons Islands or Tongan politicians than on New Zealand ones, due to the fact that there are fewer Wikipedians covering politicians for those countries. Aridd (talk) 21:24, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
That hook would do, in my opinion. If you nominate it, please drop a note here, so that I can watchlist the nomination. Schwede66 23:02, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
Nominated. Aridd (talk) 18:43, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Mojo Mathers[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Crime victims by nationality[edit]

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DYK[edit]

Thanks for the feedback on my DYK nom! I don't know what happened to the publication. Probably it disappeared as Meison was crushed. But it could have lived on as a newsletter in exile (which is what seems to have happened to Democracia). --Soman (talk) 21:31, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Fuahea Semi[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 21:17, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Fake Uzbek Wikipedia[edit]

Hi! The Uzbek wiki has been blocked by the repressive Uzbek government in Uzbekistan. I recently wrote an article (in Uzbek) in RFE/RL about it. Today I noticed that there's a fake Uzbek Wikipedia which is obviously supported by authorities and doesn't have any material critical of the despotic government of Islam Karimov. Instead, it's full of biased material. On its main page it is written that this fake Wiki is a "mirror" of the Uzbek Wikipedia. Do you think the Wiki community should somehow be told about this fake Wiki? Nataev (talk) 22:24, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Thank you very much! I have created an article about the Uzbek Wiki as you suggested. I plan to expand and it as much as I can. Thank you for the sources! I really appreciate it! The funny thing is I wrote an article about the blockage in RFE/RL and others started to write about it as well. I should have written my article earlier! Nataev (talk) 14:12, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

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Nomination for Speedy deletion[edit]

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2010 South Kyrgyzstan riots[edit]

Hello! The article on 2010 South Kyrgyzstan riots has been suggested to be merged with 2010 Kyrgyzstan crisis which is a broader topic. Why can't we have a separate article on an ethnic riot in which over 400 people died and more than 400, 000 people were displaced? Can I manually remove the suggestion? Nataev (talk) 18:07, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

DYK article now modified[edit]

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DYK for 1924 Summer Deaflympics[edit]

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French legislative election, 2012‎ - ‎Ethnic and gender pluralism[edit]

Thank you for restoring the proper references, I can't understand why people keep transforming correct references into raw links, this is utterly ridiculous. I'll try later this week to write stubs for each of the 13 deputies with a non-European background, I'll inform you here of every new stub as I am a non native English speaker (I guess you are bilingual, I am far from it, I mix sometimes English and Dutch grammars when I write, and I am a native French speaker !). I already wrote about this subject on my own private wiki but most details are not interesting for this wikipedia ("travail inédit", as I won't publish it at once, maybe a much more elaborate version in Migrations-Société in a few months). Cordialement. --Minorities observer (talk) (formerly under by own name) 22:39, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Results vs Result[edit]

Hello Aridd. As you have been involved in the Results vs Result issue recently (you reverted the change by Lihaas on French legislative election, 2012), your input would be appreciated at a centralised discussion on the issue. Thanks, Number 57 14:38, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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For the good work in creating Rim Ju Song. :D

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Getting Wikimedians to the Olympic Games[edit]

Hi. I am part of an effort to get Wikimedians access to the 2016 Summer Olympics as accredited reporters and photographers. Part of this effort includes covering the 2012 Summer Paralympics. Two Wikimedians have credentials to attend these games as reporters through Wikimedia Australia. As English Wikipedia does not allow original reporting, this is largely through Wikinews with a project page found at Wikinews:Paralympic Games. If you are interested in helping to get Wikimedians to the next Summer Olympics,I'd encourage you to assist with Wikinews efforts, and also to work on all language 2012 Summer Paralympic Wikipedia articles before, during and after the Games to demonstrate a track record of success. Thank you. --LauraHale (talk) 05:02, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

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Paralympic interviews[edit]

We're hoping to get the interviews transcribed in the next day or so for Wikinews. We should also have pictures of them. I think I need to upload a few as I took them. Beyond that, we're hoping to create and improve articles about 2012 Paralympians from Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. (Possibly the national Paralympic committee organisations.) Once we get these done, we'll print them all in a book and with the team at the 2012 Games, distribute 5 copies to each of the NPCs with the help of the OPC.  :) --LauraHale (talk) 08:03, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

If you get articles created about the athletes in French from Oceania at 2012, along with the nations at the Games, we'll send off 5 copies to Vanuatu in French for those articles since they speak French there. The Pediapress books tend to be a big way of selling official support for this. Australia's Minister for Sport, a British newspaper and a French television station all mentioned our Paralympic project with the APC. (One of the Wikinews articles was picked up and run in a Sierra Leone newspaper.) --LauraHale (talk) 12:05, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Coordinates[edit]

Hi there! I have a quick question. Can I use the coordinates of a town as the coordinates of an institution in that town? For example, can I use the coordinates of Isfana as the coordinates of a high-school there? I enlarged this image and found the building. Is it possible to get the exact coordinates? Nataev (talk) 08:42, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

Riots vs Ethnic Violence[edit]

Can you take a look at this article and say whether it should be renamed? Even though it's a very important subject currently there's little interest in it. Thank you. Nataev (talk) 08:44, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Love Patrol[edit]

Russavia asked me on IRC to post this on his behalf. Legoktm (talk) 16:53, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

Hi Aridd, I see that you are quite involved in editing topics of the Pacific Islands, and saw the fantastic article at Love Patrol which you created and wrote. I thought I would let you know that I have uploaded to Commons 18 photos from on the set of the series, which are invaluable additions for this article. The photos can be found at commons:Category:Love_Patrol -- if you have articles you are working on, and which require photos, don't hesitate to contact me on my Commons userpage (commons:User_talk:Russavia) with what you require, and I will see if I can find anything for you. Cheers, Russavia 16:53, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

2008 Olympic athletes[edit]

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This is Raymarcbadz, and I am working with WikiProject Olympics. I have read in your user updates, and mentioned that you created articles, with or without stubs for those who don't have yet, particularly with the 2008 Olympic athletes. Here's what I'm going to tell you first. For the past two months, I have already published articles for the athletes who competed in the following sports: athletics, fencing, judo, modern pentathlon, shooting, swimming, taekwondo, triathlon, weightlifting, and wrestling. My ultimate goal is to have Wikipedia articles for all of them. The missing ones will be those who competed in badminton, basketball, cycling, rowing, sailing, synchronized swimming, and table tennis. Since I've already understood your status, I have a favor for you. Can you create all of them please, so that each and everyone has their own article, provided that they are connected with Olympics, and supported with references and accurate data? To make things easier, use NBC Olympics website as your main reference for the results. They also have their biography profiles as well, to track updates and display results from their respective sport. It is an immense help to improve standards with 2008 Summer Olympics, and I know that you have the full potential to work everything well. Thank you, and accept the challenge! Good luck! -- Raymarcbadz (talk) 05:25, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

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Apologies[edit]

I wasn't sure whether current cabinets carried over into interim periods so apologies for that.Arsenalfan24 (talk) 18:23, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
What do you think about this new page I'm creating? I thought since it's quite a big event in the country's political history and has attracted worldwide media attention (even here in Britain) that it would be good to document? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Arsenalfan24/sandbox Thanks.Arsenalfan24 (talk) 15:16, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
I've created the Sopoaga Ministry, Telavi Ministry and two other ministry pages now along with Tuvaluan constitutional crisis, so if you're bored or anything, can you take a look and correct anything you see necessary. Thanks :_).Arsenalfan24 (talk) 18:29, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Vika Lusibaea[edit]

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Vika Lusibaea[edit]

If the only issue is the DOB being repeated, then sort that element - but do not undo willy-nilly, violating MOS in the process! GiantSnowman 08:02, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Kindly remain civil, as I was to you… I asked you what the correct procedure would be. Thank you for having edited the article accordingly, but you could have dispensed with the aggressiveness. It's reactions like those which dissuade me (and many other people) from contributing to Wikipedia…
For the record, I still think it looks silly to create a separate sentence just to say "She was born in Fiji", when it would be much neater and less clumsy to indicate her place of birth in the introductory line next to her birthdate. And the MOS does not prohibit indicating the place of birth. Nonetheless, I'll leave it at that. And because I came to Wikipedia to contribute, rather than to be shouted at rudely over nothing, I'll be taking an indefinite break from contributing to this encyclopaedia. Aridd (talk) 08:13, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
Sigh, please stop being such a WP:DIVA, I have not been "aggressive". However, if you had read the MOS I linked to in my initial edit summary (WP:OPENPARA) you will note that place of birth is never included in the opening brackets. GiantSnowman 08:16, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
I will apologise if you thought my tone was over-the-top; I assure that it was not meant to be! GiantSnowman 08:26, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

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Mackenzie Kiritome[edit]

Hi Aridd, I have added a reference from the Inter-Parliamentary Union to the discussion of the Factions for the Parliament of Tuvalu. The IPU's source is given as the Parliament that the factions are 11:4 (the other reference is the PM quoted as saying he expects 11 supporters). It is my deduction from a quote from the PM (reference 'Cabinet position could await new Tuvalu MP') that Puakena Boreham supports the PM. To maintain 11:4 faction means one of the other 2 MPs elected in 2015 supports the opposition. It is possible that I am wrong and it is Samuelu Teo who supports the opposition (he was not appointed a cabinet minister when last in parliament in 2002 under Saufatu Sopoanga as PM). the IPU info states the Tuvalu Parliament will start a sitting on 17 June. So more references should become available in the coming months. MozzazzoM (talk) 14:22, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi Aridd, I found Election Special No 3 in the photo folder of the Facebook page for the Permanent Mission of Tuvalu to the United Nations. I have added links as No.3 confirms the factions, appointment of speaker and cabinet ministers. You can get on the email list for Fenui News using the email account at the end where the editors are listed. I have just received a reply confirming I have been added to the mailing list. MozzazzoM (talk) 01:26, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

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