User talk:Arria Belli

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Hi, and allow me to offer what looks like a belated welcome to Wikipedia! I'm hoping you can take more pictures in and around Kourou! It's not a place that someone like myself can get to often :-) , so I have to visit vicariously through the pictures that others upload. If you haven't thought about it, Commons is a good place to upload more and make a little gallery for Kourou; as you can see from commons:Category:French Guiana, all we have now for the whole of French Guiana is maps and a couple photos of Cayenne. Stan 14:17, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

Adoption[edit]

Hello, Arria Belli! I see that you have expressed an interest in being adopted by an experienced editor. I accept your request, being an experienced editor myself. Whether you want to learn about wiki markup, find something to do, or just talk to somebody, I'm the one you can talk to - just leave a message on my talk page. Good luck with Wikipedia! --Daniel Olsen 04:37, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

If you're more interested in writing than maintenance, you could try expanding stubs. A list of all the stub categoies can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Stub types. If you're fluent in french, you could work on articles in Category:France stubs and all of its subcategoies. I'm sure there will be information in the french articles that can be added to the english articles, and maybe a little bit the other way around as well. You may also be able to add links between french and english versions of articles (See Wikipedia:Interwiki_links#Interlanguage_link). Hopefully this should give you some things that you're interested in working on. If you have any questions, just drop me a lnie. Happy editing! --Daniel Olsen 18:32, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

Userpage + userboxes[edit]

I think I've fixed your userpage the way you'd like it, try out some same text to see if I've done it right. The problem you had was that your userbox was set to float to the left instead of the right. The second problem was where to put the userbox, too high and it smooshed against the babelbox, too low and there's a gap. I think I found the right place. You like? --Daniel Olsen 03:34, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

I bet the problem is that you have your browser window maximized. mine's usually at half-size or so, so I missed the formatting isue you found. All that needs to be done is to move the "about me" userbox a few lines lower (diff). That fixed the problem, right? --Daniel Olsen 23:54, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Photographs[edit]

There are lots of articles that need new photographs. Do you have a photograph of a Cecropia, in particular a monocultural (single species) grove of Cecropias on a flood plain? And a close up of an entire leaf? This article needs a lot of work, and there is a lot of interesting information that could be added about this important Amazonian tree, and the pictures would be a great start. If you look at the picture you will know what plant I am talking about. What a great offer, to contribute photographs of Amazonian plants. KP Botany 19:08, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

I didn't know that Cecropia was a king of Athens, also. It's also the name of a moth. I will look up its etymology in my Stearns (a writer on botanical Latin who explains the derivation of many names, even Greek ones) and Greek books. It's not a stupid question, it's curiosity, and everyone, it seems to me, is curious about how plants get their names.
Please upload to Wikimedia commons, as TeunSpaans suggests, as this plant is an important plant in helping to prepare unstable soils at the edge of the water for other plants to take root in the rain forests of Central and South America--it merits articles all over the Wikipedia world, and a good picture, even if not identified to species level will be a very valuable contribution. I think the most helpful thing would be to post a note to the Talk:Cecropia with the name of the image in WikiMedia so anyone can add it to the article.
For information on the photos it would be helpful if you include your country, if you feel comfortable giving this information. I am uploading local pictures (California) to WikiMedia right now, but have not learned how to categorize them usefully. When I do, I will categorize yours in as many botany categories as I can think of. Or ask others to do so.
Please take as many pictures of the flowers and the fruits as you would like to and upload as you have time. I am certain they will also be valuable. Amazonia has the most diverse flora of probably the entire planet, but if you narrow it down a bit to country, I or someone else may be able to find a good on-line flora for you or someone who is willing to identify the plant species you photograph.
This is very generous of you and could really improve Wikipedia articles on one of the world's premium biodiversity regions. Thanks KP Botany 20:40, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
Also, the Cecropia is pretty distinctive just by the appearance of its leaves and how fast growing it is, something you will have noticed.
http://www.evergreen.edu/ants/ANTPLANTS/CECROPIA/crown.original.jpg
http://www.tulane.edu/~ldyer/lsacatold/images/plants/cecob.html

With other plants, I will explain their identification in layman's and botanical terms if someone identifies them so you can learn about the plants you are photographing as you do it, if you'd like. I can't imagine anything more interesting than living in Amazonia, shooting pictures of fantastic and unique plants, and learning a bit about them at the same time. Others will answer questions, also, I'm sure, so that your contributions are useful. KP Botany 21:20, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Welcome[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia:WikiProject Plants! I have tried to answer your question about photos on the talk page of the project. TeunSpaans 19:52, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Robert Aron[edit]

Hello, I very much appreciate your editing of my translation. I was taught in American English to put two spaces after each period; I think that Canadians put only one after. That and my laptop's screen is broken (I can only use the right half) and I have to shrink windows down to make them readable, it probably affects my formatting. I will definitely take heed of your suggestions and get to work on some other members of the Academie.--Theloniouszen 11:58, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Commons[edit]

I seen that you added the commons tag onto some images that are not in the commons. I have looked for them but I haven't found them in the commons so I have removed the tag from the images. -- Bidgee 15:32, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

I have now found them however you didn't ask me if you could upload them to the commons (It would be nice to let me know then doing it behind my back since I did take the photos) and they don't have the same copyright license please remove them from the commons or I will remove all of my images from Wikipedia. -- Bidgee 15:43, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
I apologize if I have upset you as I didn't mean to upset you. :( I have been under a lot of stress ATM and something little can turn into something big. It would have been nice to ask me or just put a little note in my talk page. I went over the top last night with delete them however if you can put the same copyright information and Summary as what they have on Wikipedia they can stay. I have an account and some photos under Bidgee on the commons as well. - Bidgee 00:04, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to Esperanza![edit]

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Welcome, Marialadouce, to Esperanza! As you might know, all the Esperanzians share one important goal: the success of this encyclopedia. Within that, we then attempt to strengthen the community bonds, and be the "approachable" side of the project. All of our ideals are held in the Charter, the governing document of the association.

Now that you are a member you should read the guide to what to do now or you may be interested in some of our programs. A quite important program is Stressbusters, which seeks to support editors who have encountered any stress from their Wikipedia events, and are seeking to leave the project. So far, Esperanza can be credited with the support and retention of several users. We will send you newsletters to keep you up to date. Also, we have a calendar of special events, member birthdays, and other holidays that you can add to and follow.

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If you have any other questions, concerns, comments, or general ideas, Esperanzian or otherwise, know that you can always contact our administrator general Natalya by email or talk page. Consider introducing yourself at the Esperanza talk page! Alternatively, you could communicate with fellow users via our IRC channel, #wikipedia-esperanza (which is also good for a fun chat or two :). If you're new to IRC, you may find help at an IRC tutorial. I thank you for joining Esperanza, and look forward to working with you in making Wikipedia a better place to work!

Húsönd 19:16, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Hello![edit]

Hello, Marialadouce! I noticed that you recently joined Esperanza, and posted on the talk page that you were looking for something to translate. I was going to suggest the French Collaboration Project, but I see you've already joined!

If I may offer my personal suggestion, I've tried to work on Jean-Jacques Rousseau (author-filmmaker), but it isn't going well. As it stands it's an automatically-translated version of the original french article. It's pretty unreadable at the moment, and my limited French can't do it justice.

Anyway, just a suggestion! Congrats on joining EA, and I hope you enjoy being a member :-) — Editor at Large(speak) 23:30, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

You are welcome, and thanks for the offer! I really appreciate it. I cheer myself up now by looking at my talk pages, it never fails :-) — Editor at Large(speak) 02:05, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Ku Klux Klan[edit]

Hi, it looked like you might have been having some trouble clearing up the vandalism in Ku Klux Klan. Are you editing the article to manually remove the nonsense, or are you reverting it to the last known-good version? See WP:REVERT for more details. -- Jim Douglas (talk) (contribs) 15:04, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

No problem! Also, when reverting vandalism, it's a good idea to warn the vandal (see WP:VAND). In this case, the user has already passed several warnings, so I reported him to WP:AIV and he has been blocked from editing for 31 hours. -- Jim Douglas (talk) (contribs) 15:11, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

I saw your Saddam Hussein revert; excellent! I went ahead and warned the vandal. -- Jim Douglas (talk) (contribs) 15:15, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

No, there's no rule about what you have to say in the edit summary when you revert vandalism. I've got some automated help; it generates the message you see when I just click a "Rollback" button. You can just type a message like "rv" or "revert vandalism" or "revert to last good version by xxxx", whatever seems to make sense. -- Jim Douglas (talk) (contribs) 15:57, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Hello![edit]

Saw your messages on the Coffee Lounge, about deleting a page. I'm not angry at all or anything, but just to let you know that that really isn't the place for those questions. Instead, check out The Help Desk for further questions. Or, of course, you can always ask me or anyone else you know through editing. See ya! DoomsDay349 01:00, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Also a random smile. DoomsDay349 01:00, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Hey. Even in times of stress, it's always good to promote WikiLove. And it's good to help out your less experienced comrades. I was new once; heck, I'm still learning stuff! (all hail the Help Desk!) And I know how important it is to have more experienced peers around. Like I said, come to me for anything you like, and I'll be glad to help. DoomsDay349 20:59, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Concordia Newsletter[edit]

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Liste des trucs à faire[edit]

Je commence une liste de tout ce qu'il y a à changer pour que le nouveau projet remplace l'ancien, c'est à dire faire l'inventaire de où on peut faire de la promotion (ça sera du boulot pour toi vu mon niveau en anglais ;-), et de par où on passe pour arriver à l'ancien projet.



{{Translation department}}
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TRANSLATION DEPARTMENT

RELATED REGIONAL PROJECTS
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TRANSLATION DEPARTMENT

TODO TROUVER UN NOM


Jmfayard 22:33, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Possible message pour les traducteurs[edit]

WP-TranslationProject TwoFlags.svg WP:TIE has been revamped. The translation project is now at Wikipedia:Translation. Please join us. Happy editing!
Non c'est pas terrible comme message. En fait, je mettrais l'accent sur l'inscription (une fois qu'ils ont le modèle, ils vont venir un jour ou l'autre sur la page). Quelquechose sans tambour ni musique qui dise :
Message du robot XXX pour le compte du nouveau projet Wikipedia:Translation

Bonjour, tu t'étais inscris il y a une paye comme intéressé par les traductions sur la page Wikipedia:Available translators.
Cette page statique étant devenue peu pertinente au fur et à mesure du temps, il a été décidé de la remplacer par un modèle
Usebox à mettre sur sa page d'utilisateur. Si traduire t'intéresse toujours, tu peux t'inscrire en utilisant la syntaxe
  patati
  patata
A bientôt peut-être sur le projet traduction.

Bon ma rédaction n'est pas terrible, mais tu vois l'idée...

Jmfayard 14:34, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Désolée pour le retard, mais on m'a pris l'ordinateur. Un message comme en dessous te convient?
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Quoique j'aime encore l'idée de mettre le message dans une boîte dans une couleur différente de la page de discussion, pour qu'elle soit plus visible et plus "chaleureuse" - le texte seul me semble bien tristounet.
Marialadouce | parlami 17:16, 14 December 2006 (UTC)
Tu vois moyen d'améliorer {{Translation/Talkpage}} ?
Je crois que ça va. J'ai ajouté une petite phrase, c'est tout. Marialadouce | parlami 18:10, 14 December 2006 (UTC)
Ok, j'ai fait la demande sur Wikipedia:Bot Requests Jmfayard 18:32, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Translation[edit]

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Les projets régionaux[edit]

Ta question n'était pas du tout stupide. à terme, il faudrait en effet remplacer tout ce qui suit (à part pour le truc français qui a l'air de s'orienter vers un "translation of the Week") par des redirects, en même temps il faut être un peu diplomate parceque voire une page qu'on aime bien disparaitre du jour au lendemain on peut le mal le prendre, et en même temps il ne faut pas trop attendre non plus, parce qu'il est de plus en plus pénible de synchroniser les demandes de traduction faites sur l'un ou sur l'autre.

Je pense qu'il faudrait laisser un message d'une prhase visible en haut de la page, ainsi qu'un message en page de discussion pour leur dire qu'on veut tout centraliser. S'ils sont d'accord pour le redirect, on y va. S'ils ne sont pas d'accord, on discuter. S'il n'y a personne, on fusionne quand même au bout d'une semaine.

Jmfayard 18:31, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

French Royals[edit]

Thanks! (Had a slow day, found the red links and lack of sequential consort boxes annoying). Michaelsanders 21:17, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Translation changes[edit]

Could you please see my questions at Wikipedia_talk:German-English_translation_requests#Move to Wikipedia:Translation? Thanks. - Jmabel | Talk 06:30, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Translation[edit]

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WP:FILMS Newsletter[edit]

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A donation has been made in your name to The Human Fund[edit]

When you move a page, there needs to not be a page already there. Since there is already a page there, you'll need to get an admin to delete the page to be overwritten. To do this, normally you would go to requested moves, but since this is a page you made yourself, you can tag it for speedy deletion under CSD G7. If you still would like the page deleted, send me another message and I'll do it all for you. Good luck and happy editing! --Daniel Olsen 04:59, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Alright, your old userpage has been deleted. I've left your old talk page as a redirect to your new one in case people want to talk to you. Happy editing! --Daniel Olsen 17:19, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Pasta pictures[edit]

Thanks for adding all those pictures to List of pasta. Just to let you know, you can add multiple pictures at once instead of adding each one individually. That helps keep the Edit History simpler. Tocharianne 16:09, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I know how annoying that can be! Tocharianne


Deaf-mute[edit]

Hi Arria Belli. I'm seeking opinions and possible support for an issue in which I'm in a debate with other Wikipedians. I'm trying to change indiscrimant use of the term "deaf-mute" in describing deaf people in general. To see some comments related to the issue, see Talk:The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, as well as my own Talk page, User talk:Ward3001. You can also follow the links to other discussions. Right now I'm about the only person addressing the issue because deaf people are such a small minority. Other Wikipedians, with apparently no prior knowledge of the issue, are reverting my edits. If you're interesting in expressing your opinion, feel free to do so. If you wish to discuss further please leave me a message on my Talk page. Thanks. Ward3001 17:56, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

MANY THANKS for you comments on Talk:The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter! I was beginning to feel very alone on this issue. If you can drum up some more support that would be great. I may contact NAD and some contacts at Gallaudet. Again, thanks for lending your voice. Ward3001 19:09, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

I'm again asking those who commented against using "deaf-mute" to once again help me out. There is a persistent user who has repeatedly reverted "deaf" to "deaf-mute", and has again reverted (and probably will do so again until this issue is mediated [in process] or arbitrated). So far I'm the only one who has reverted it back to "deaf". If others could please put The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter on your watchlist and revert when necessary, I think it would have a much bigger impact. Just be careful not to violate the 3-revert-rule. As I'm writing this, the article needs reversion. There are four instances in the article where "deaf" is being reverted to "deaf-mute". I would greatly appreciate others in addition to myself making the reverts back to "deaf". As always, many thanks. Ward3001 03:30, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Note regarding mediation[edit]

24.0.97.119 ignored the mediation request (neither agreeing nor disagreeing), yet continues to revert "deaf" to "deaf-mute". Please continue to monitor The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. If this continues, I will ask everyone's opinion about seeking formal arbitration from Wikipedia. Arbitration results in a binding decision. Thanks. Ward3001 00:40, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Deaf[edit]

I notice you are a member of WikiProject Deaf. You may also add {{User WikiProject Deaf}}, which also adds a userbox to your page, or [[Category:WikiProject Deaf participants]] to your userpage. If you do, it will list you in Category:WikiProject Deaf participants. Taric25 19:50, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

I added you to Category:WikiProject Deaf participants. Taric25 15:49, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

categories[edit]

I've reverted your cats for duck, columbidae and finch. Only a tiny handful of species out of hundreds in these families are kept as pets, and similar family level cats have been removed in the past. jimfbleak 15:12, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Requesting feedback regarding edits made on the Incense Route article[edit]

Hi, I came across the Incense Route article and noticed that though generally correct this version was lacking footnotes or citations. I've made a few major edits to the article and was hoping for some feedback and suggestions. Kindly take a look into it and tell me what you think about the edits. Best Wishes, Havelock the Dane 09:49, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Translator work[edit]

I just came across Yvert et Tellier, which has been translated from French but obviously is by a non-fluent English speaker or by a machine. The wording is confusing enough that I'm not sure what is meant in some places. Could you, with consultation of the French article, clean it up please? Thanks! Nyttend 00:15, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

I cleaned up a bit more. Thanks for the work! Nyttend 02:14, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

United Nations Parliamentary Assembly[edit]

Here is an article on a proposed new UN body. Please vote at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/United Nations Parliamentary Assembly. Thanks, Sarsaparilla (talk) 21:27, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

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Masao Horino[edit]

I was surprised and happy to see that you translated this article into French. If you've got more time and energy for E-to-F translations, you might look at Shōji Ueda. It's largely my creation and most of it (as well as being uninteresting) lacks specific sourcing because so much of it is written up all over the place; there's already a French article but it could use some work.

Category:Japanese photographers of course takes you to a huge number of articles of which many are absolutely uninteresting. To see which are less horrible, just look among Wikipedia:WikiProject History of photography/Japanese photographers for names with "OK" next to them. (NB "OK" here merely means "better than hopeless".)

Better, try Japanese names among Category:B-Class_History_of_photography_articles, Category:GA-Class_History_of_photography_articles, and Beato and Rossier among Category:FA-Class_History_of_photography_articles. -- Hoary (talk) 10:06, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestions! I won't have a lot of time to translate in the coming months, but maybe after summer I'll tackle some more biographies of Japanese photographers. Stuff on Japan still needs work on fr:wp. Cheers, Arria Belli | parlami 22:54, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
I've just realized that not only is there only one GA, Kikai Hiroh, there's also only one B-class article, Ueno Hikoma. Really disappointing. (Incidentally, the failure of the GA candidacy of the latter made me lose faith in the whole GA rigmarole.) If you don't have access to a Japanese library (or bookstore), Kikai will seem rather elusive for now, but world (or anyway NYC) fame is set to start this very afternoon. Meanwhile, there's a lot of material on Ueno in English. -- Hoary (talk) 03:06, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
Heh, GAs and FAs have the same reputation in every Wikipedia, I think. I rarely set foot in fr:wp's GA and FA pages.
I am ja-0.5, unfortunately, but when traveling this summer I hope to buy some books and dictionaries to learn Japanese (and perhaps Korean). I won't be going to Asia but to Europe, where I'll be able to find these kinds of books far more easily than at home. I also try to take photographs, but I'm not very good (as attested by my Flickr account).
Anyway, thanks for the translation ideas. Happy editing,
Arria Belli | parlami 15:04, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

A new task force under wikiproject Europe[edit]

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Happy Birthday![edit]

Anniv.svg Hey, Arria Belli. Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Birthday from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
-- GrooveDog (oh hai.) 13:02, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
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Ondine[edit]

Please Help! - I am looking for the support of ballet and dance enthusiasts on Wikipedia, to help me prevent the proposed merging of an article about a famous ballet production, into an article about the ballet's music. The music would not have been written had it not been for the choreographer Frederick Ashton, who commissioned it specially for this ballet. This ballet was one of Ashton's most famous works and it would be a terrible shame for this article to be merged into an article that focusses primarily on the music and the composer rather than the ballet and the choreography.

See here: - Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Classical_music#Straw_Poll

Please vote to oppose this change, as this music would not have been written had it not been for Ashton's ballet!!!

Thank You

Crazy-dancing (talk) 20:26, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

I need help with White Argentine[edit]

Hi, I come here asking for someone who can help me. The trouble is this; there is an article named "White Argentine"; both the term and article comprise all Argentinians of predominantly European/Middle Eastern ancestry (It doesn't include, for example, Mestizo and Mulatto Argentines). The article was created in July 2007, and I found it and first edited it in April 2010. I greatly expanded it creating a History section with data about European immigration to Argentina, and the influence of the descendants of those European immigrants in Argentina's culture, music, literature, entertainment, etc. Suddenly, several users appeared criticizing the article of "Original research" and violation of BLP policy, etc, so they tearing the article to pieces, erasing entire sections at will. They allege that there is no such group, that it needs self-identification to be acknowledged as such; the problem is that Argentina's Census Bureau (INDEC) does not conduct racial/ethnic censuses (except for the Afro-Argentines and the Amerindians), and so "Argentino blanco" is not a label or umbrella term used in Argentina. But I know that White Argentines really exist and comprise a majority of the country's population -all sources agree in 85%-; and I know it because I live in Argentina, and I am one of them. I need an expert on the matter to guide me where I can search for better sources: bibliography, data, censuses, etc. Can anyone help me, please?--Pablozeta (talk) 03:46, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

Translation[edit]

Hey are you currently still involved in English to Catalan translations on Wikipedia? AJona1992 (talk) 21:05, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

You've got mail![edit]

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ESIT classroom project(s)[edit]

Hi Arria, I saw your email and am interested in getting involved, as long as the target articles are related to open access or other scientific topics. I am comfortable with any combination of English, French, German and Russian, and I can handle some other languages too. With a smile, -- Daniel Mietchen - WiR/OS (talk) 20:16, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Since the choice of article(s) will be up to the students, we may or may not work on scientific topics. (I, for example, am trying to find botanical Featured articles on fr: that are not yet very good on en:, but have not yet found anything complete enough.) Thank you for your offer! I'll let you know if anyone chooses a scientific article. Happy editing, Arria Belli | parlami 20:26, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hi! I noticed on WP:DANCE that you are a member and that you said you did Irish Step Dance. Would you be able to add some info to my revised version of the Irish stepdance page in my sandbox? I have been looking for help but I can't find many Irish dancers. Thank you! ReelAngelGirl If I do somthing wrong please let me know 20:52, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Dance[edit]

Hey! I am trying to revive WikiProject Dance and am contacting all members to see if they are still available. If you are interested in continuing, please let me know so I can keep you on the members list. If not, let me know and I'll move your name to the inactive members. Please respond on the project talkpage within seven days or you name will be labeled inactive. Please don't reply here. You can always rejoin if you forget to respond. Also, if you have any knowledge on how to design pages, please note that. Thank you! ReelAngelGirl Talk to me! Tea? 14:41, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Translation of 95 year old philosophy.[edit]

Greetings,

I am trying to get a team together who would finally translate "Sistema di logica come teoria del conoscere" into English. I thought Wikipedia's list of Italian-to-English translators might be a good group to 'hit up' on this subject. If personal assistance cannot be provided, perhaps suggestions or helping point me in the right direction of who might be willing to help? Best regards & thank you. Nagelfar (talk) 04:59, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

RfC:Infobox Road proposal[edit]

WP:AURD (Australian Roads), is inviting comment on a proposal to convert Australian road articles to {{infobox road}}. Please come and discuss. The vote will be after concerns have been looked into.

You are being notified as a member on the list of WP:AUS

Nbound (talk) 22:31, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Language-population update project[edit]

Hi. The 18th edition of Ethnologue just came out, and if we divide up our language articles among us, it won't take long to update them. I would appreciate it if you could help out, even if it's just a few articles (5,000 articles is a lot for just me), but I won't be insulted if you delete this request.

A largely complete list of articles to be updated is at Category:Language articles citing Ethnologue 17. The priority articles are in Category:Language articles with old Ethnologue 17 speaker data. These are the 10% that have population figures at least 25 years old.

Probably 90% of the time, Ethnologue has not changed their figures between the 17th and 18th editions, so all we need to do is change "e17" to "e18" in the reference (ref) field of the language info box. That will change the citation for the artcle to the current edition. Please put the data in the proper fields, or the info box will flag it as needing editorial review. The other relevant fields are "speakers" (the number of native speakers in all countries), "date" (the date of the reference or census that Ethnologue uses, not the date of Ethnologue!), and sometimes "speakers2". Our convention has been to enter e.g. "1990 census" when a census is used, as other data can be much older than the publication date. Sometimes a citation elsewhere in the article depends on the e17 entry, in which case you will need to change "name=e17" to "name=e18" in the reference tag (assuming the 18th edition still supports the cited claim).

Remember, we want the *total* number of native speakers, which is often not the first figure given by Ethnologue. Sometimes the data is too incompatible to add together (e.g. a figure from the 1950s for one country, and a figure from 2006 for another), in which case it should be presented that way. That's one use for the "speakers2" field. If you're not sure, just ask, or skip that article.

Data should not be displayed with more than two, or at most three, significant figures. Sometimes it should be rounded off to just one significant figure, e.g. when some of the component data used by Ethnologue has been approximated with one figure (200,000, 3 million, etc.) and the other data has greater precision. For example, a figure of 200,000 for one country and 4,230 for another is really just 200,000 in total, as the 4,230 is within the margin of rounding off in the 200,000. If you want to retain the spurious precision of the number in Ethnologue, you might want to use the {{sigfig}} template. (First parameter in this template is for the data, second is for the number of figures to round it off to.)

Dates will often need to be a range of all the country data in the Ethnologue article. When entering the date range, I often ignore dates from countries that have only a few percent of the population, as often 10% or so of the population isn't even separately listed by Ethnologue and so is undated anyway.

If Ethnologue does not provide a date for the bulk of the population, just enter "no date" in the date field. But if the population figure is undated, and hasn't changed between the 17th & 18th editions of Ethnologue, please leave the ref field set to "e17", and maybe add a comment to keep it so that other editors don't change it. In cases like this, the edition of Ethnologue that the data first appeared in may be our only indication of how old it is. We still cite the 14th edition in a couple dozen articles, so our readers can see that the data is getting old.

The articles in the categories linked above are over 90% of the job. There are probably also articles that do not currently cite Ethnologue, but which we might want to update with the 18th edition. I'll need to generate another category to capture those, probably after most of the Ethnologue 17 citations are taken care of.

Jump in at the WP:LANG talk page if you have any comments or concerns. Thanks for any help you can give!

kwami (talk) 02:39, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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