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I don't monitor this talk page any more. If you want to contact me, particularly about using an image, email me. AsbestosEmailSig.jpg


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Picture of the Day[edit]

Hi Asbestos,

Just to let you know that your photo Image:Corncobs.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on the 17th January. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Wikipedia:Picture of the day/January 17, 2006. -- Solipsist 22:04, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

list of drug taking wikipedians[edit]

If you only need my permission to delete this page, then by all means go ahead. It started as a joke, and at one stage i did plan to develop it into a portal (wishful thinking), we even got 6 legitimate members! But you're right, I don't care about this page, you may do what you want to it. And I'm very glad the other page was removed, it was very inciteful and nasty and User:Cognition is quite obviously a closet stoner. Peace out. --Ballchef 00:50, 18 January 2006 (UTC)


Hi Asbestos! I'm glad and honoured to be part of the Mediation Committee, and have written my e-mail on the MedCom template. I'll also join the mailing list. Thanks! Flag of Europe.svgFlag of Romania.svg Ronline 07:32, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

Please Take This Case[edit]

It looks like it's already been taken by User:Stevertigo. — Asbestos | Talk (RFC) 19:59, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

1.0 Collaboration of the Week[edit]

Hi, I noticed you signed up as a member of the Wikipedia:Version_1.0_Editorial_Team, which is looking to identify quality articles in Wikipedia for future publication on CD or paper. Recently, a 1.0 Collaboration of the Week was created to work on essential topics that are in need of improvement, which will ultimately go in a release version of Wikipedia. You can help by voting, contributing to an article, or simply making a comment. Thank you for your support. :) Gflores Talk 08:02, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

I never said I was leaving, i'll still be around in one form or another, but thank you for the concern. The best way to help me out now is to speak out against authoritarianism on Wikipedia, if we don't have rules...rules for everyone... we will have chaos, and this project will eventually collapse. Karmafist 17:38, 7 February 2006 (UTC)


Thank you for the barnstar, i'm beginning to believe working with Jimbo under current conditions is impossible, although I won't give up hope at least for a few more days. (Still awaiting a reply from the e-mail I sent him). In any case, I won't be uncivil, but I was wondering your opinion on two things...

  1. A Wikiproject/Grassroots movement against authoritarianism and for the rule of law on here for all.
  2. Advocating for a position similiar to the Roman Tribune, an advocate of non-administrators who has power only in keeping an eye on administrators/bureaucrats/arbitrators/etc. and making sure they follow policy. Karmafist 17:54, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

Reply to Your Reply[edit]

I'm in complete agreement with you there that we need authority. However, the authority should come from our beliefs(a free encyclopedia for all, built by a kind and diverse community) and our policies, not a cult of personality. Karmafist 18:51, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

Branching Databases[edit]

I,ve been ill with a nasty case of gastric flu and have been off work all week. I will hopefully be back at work tomorrow and will look up the name of the program for you then. Theresa Knott | Taste the Korn 12:37, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

The program is called flexitree. It's not freeware but it's not6 very expensive. See their website to see if it suits your needs. Theresa Knott | Taste the Korn 12:57, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

Help on NPOV interpretation[edit]

Hi Asbestos, you were the first one to welcome me here some time ago. And I'd like to thank you again for your hospitality. I need some help.

You can find the problem where I need some help here: NPOV policy on representation, the meaning of the conjunction "or"

I think those who answered me are not official administrators. And nobody has been able to answer my latest question on how my interpretation links up with NOR -- as these policies are supposed to be mutually linked. (I also posted this in the village pump and there was no response from any official. [1] Same thing happened at the help page.

I am quite convinced that my interpretation is the right one knowing the need for expertise in Wikipedia.

Anyway, I hope you can do something and clarify this issue. Thanks. Lafem 10:12, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks so much for the immediate response, Asbestos. I needed that assurance that I am not alone here. And thanks also for the example on the common cold. That was enlightening. May I copy your response to the other pages (Help Desk and Village Pump) so others can share from your response? Thanks. Lafem 00:45, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

Users from vandalising[edit]

I see you blocked this IP in late Jan. Similar vandelism is also being done on which was blocked for 24 hours by an admin who is on Wikibreak. See University of Exeter Halls of Residence for examples. I have been reverting this mess for a while. The comments he/she has added and the stuff on the talk pages suggesting these IPs are a shared proxy leads me to suggest that they are probably on the University of Exeter system so it is difficult. There are some good edits from these IPs, but there is a lot of nonsense. Would another block be a good idea? --Bduke 02:36, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Spot-check my style?[edit]

Hi, Asbestos! Hope you've been well.

While meandering about looking for stars in Saggitarius, I came across the 'pages requested for over a year' and decided I could handle writing up Caerlanrig. Could you spare me a moment or two and doublecheck that I formatted everything appropriately, please?


Artificial Intelligence AI Tools Tools, Downloads

Corgi 01:29, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

Shpayce Lane[edit]

Oh, well, I expressly got his permission... I don't know, it's a great image, but if the Wiki wants it, then ok. -MasTer of Puppets Peek! 19:22, 17 February 2006 (UTC) Sam Fentress

It's ok, I'll just make an image and post it up. --MasTer of Puppets Peek! 19:27, 17 February 2006 (UTC)


Would you look over and consider taking Wikipedia:Requests for mediation/Fethullah Gulen? No special reason I picked you, just going down the list, trying to get cases assigned. If you're agreeable, would you leave me a note on my talk page? Thanks! Essjay TalkContact 00:17, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

Please vote[edit]

Hi. You voted in support of Alex Bakharev his previous RfA, and I just wanted to let you know that there's a second one at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Alex Bakharev 2. --Khoikhoi 03:11, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Universism DRV[edit]

Hi, Abestos, you voted to undelete the Universism article last year. The outcome of that VFD shelved the article until March 2006. However, the issue has come up again just shy of that date, the article is again undergoing a DRV. Since last year, Universism has been featured in many media outlets, including the LA Times and CNN's Anderson Cooper 360. Would you please vote again in favor of undeleting the article? --Mindbender 20:53, 22 February 2006 (UTC)


Yes, I cut and pasted and did some what? Like 10% of what I read at wikipedia has sections of articles that are copied verbatim from somewhere else. Wikipedia is about as pure as a backalley whore. If you hadn't have tagged it or I would have just reworded some of the headers, no one would have noticed, and therefore there would be no problem. Furthermore, by rendering the article uneditable, you are preventing changes from being made that would make it more to your liking. There shoud be no academic honor system in wikipedia because wikipedia is not even close to an astute academic foundation. Anyway just my opinion.--Hypergeometric2F1(a,b,c,x) 05:12, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Popular culture[edit]

Hello Asbestos! Thanks for the feedback on popular culture. A little explanation. I guess when I see "references in popular culture" in an article I get a bit prickly because popular culture is different in different parts of the world, and the phrasing doesn't seem to recognize that - I guess it seems like assumes that there IS only one kind of popular culture, because the references are pretty much always Anglo-Western. The way things are at the moment, it betrays that Wikipedia is less international than we'd all like. I guess by changing the phrasing I'm trying to recognize the slant rather than leave it as implicit. In fact the idea of including such references at all could possibly be seen as ethnocentric because I suspect they are a concern particular to Anglo-Americans. I had a debate with someone on the Lake Titicaca page about whether such references should be included at all in an encyclopedia article, but I gave up on that one because there seems to be a general consensus that it is. That debate is probably still there if you want to have a look. I guess because the vast majority of these references are American it gives the encyclopedia an American slant, and also makes it seem like such references are truly relevant to the subject being addressed in the article, and I personally think they aren't, fun though they may be for people who are familiar with the references. Also by including them in the article it implies that they are somehow as important as the real facts about the subject, and I think that can come across as patronizing, such as on the Lake Titicaca page, which might discourage non-Anglo-American contributors who hit a page on their area or culture, see a good portion of it devoted to American trivia and get turned off.

However - you are an administrator which means you understand Wikipedia policies way better than me, and I accept what you have told me, so I will stop changing that when I see it. That being said, do you have a page you could point me to where I could read something about Wikipedia's policies or approach on a) ethnocentrism, and b) (in)appropriate article content?

Also you don't need to go through my history - I've only changed it occasionally when I happened upon it, and haven't been at all systematic about it. You've probably hit upon them all already.

Thanks for the advice. You've made me look at it from a different point of view. Mona-Lynn 20:21, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

I just had another idea - would you object to "references in international popular culture"? At least then that would recognize that there is also a local version of popular culture. Mona-Lynn 20:23, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Featured Sounds[edit]

Second all your comments on the talk page, how can we constructively get this moving, it's at a stalemate at present! --PopUpPirate 23:48, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Wiktionary links[edit]

Wiktionary is a work in progress and can be improved on. Since the entries already exist in the Wiktionary, my hope is that knowledgeable editors will add content to them, such as etymology, usage and so on. I have done this for certain non-English words as well. Shawnc 20:16, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Merging two accounts[edit]

Hi Asbestos - As an administrator I wonder whether you could give me a hand. When i first joined Wikipedia I created an account called Mona-lynn and made a few changes under that name, but then created another account, Mona-Lynn, to reflect the way I spell my name. That's the one I have been using ever since. Would you be able to put the "my contributions" history from Mona-lynn into Mona-Lynn, then delete Mona-lynn? i.e. merge the two accounts. Thanks! Mona-Lynn 01:42, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

RfA thanks![edit]

WikiThanks.png Hi Asbestos! Thank you for supporting my RfA. It passed at 105/1/0, putting me in WP:100 - I'm delighted and surprised! I'm always happy to help out, so if you need anything, please drop me a line. Cheers! ➨ REDVERS 20:37, 22 March 2006 (UTC)


Hi Asbestos - would you mind having a look at the Kula disambiguation page? I think the last four items on the list are not appropriate. Do you know what the policy is? Thank you! Mona-Lynn 05:28, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

Prime Numbers in Nature[edit]

thanks with the afd help! JianLi 23:55, 30 March 2006 (UTC)


Hi Asbestos,

My name is Fernanda Viégas and I have been studying Wikipedia for a while now (you can see a paper I published on the subject here). I would like to ask you a few questions about your activities as a Wikipedia "photographer" and "illustrator." I am fascinated by the pictorial side of Wikipedia and it would be great to hear about this community from one of its members. Would you be available for an email interview? Thanks, — Fernanda 00:23, 4 April 2006 (UTC) | talk

Version 1.0 "Release Version Qualifying"[edit]

Hi, I'm interested in your feedback on Wikipedia talk:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Release Version Qualifying. It's essentially an idea to use a process similar to WP:FAC to identify and handle articles and lists that would go in a release version. Maurreen 19:37, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

WP 1.0[edit]

I thought since you are interested in this project you might be interested to see a CD version of en now exists see Wikipedia:Wikipedia-CD/Download & 2006 WP CD Selection. This is being discussed on the 1.0 project pages but progress breeds enthusiasm so I thought I would let you know. --BozMo talk 09:10, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

I could use some help, not sure if you want to help[edit]

I'm not the most experienced user but you seem to have some good vibes around here when it comes to disputes. May I ask if you could look over at the Randal McCloy talk page and the new edit war that appears to be developing under the "Hyperbaric section". An unsigned editer is inserting inappropriate and unsubstantiated information that is ruining the article. I'm not experienced enough to know the exact method for resolving this, but I can see when a issue is over the edge as this one is! Thanks in advance J Shultz 06:45, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks Asbestos 19:14, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Sorry about the 'echo' on Talk:Randal McCloy[edit]

That's amusing, I started mine before yours went up, so I wasn't aware until I hit the post button. I'll confess to only skimming yours so far, but as you're speaking from a position of authority, please feel free to delete mine as redundant and dilluting the discussion

Page deletions[edit]

If a page is deleted, and then recreated as something different, can the original be recovered with the original history? Also, if a page is moved to a new title, and then moved back to the original title, is there any way to recover the original talk page? KI 18:30, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, but it's not so much that I want to replace the existing page with the old one as I just want to view the old one. There's been a slight controversy over the "disappearance" of the previous Talk:Charities accused of ties to terrorism. Is there any way to recover this and put it on a temp page without disrupting the talk that has been added since then? Thanks for the help. KI 02:06, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

Talk Ex-Yugoslavia[edit]

Talk:Kosovo#2 Administrator for Ex-Yugoslavien articels in Wikipedia- The voice of Kosovar

Rananim now User:Hubriscantilever[edit]


Last fall you and Rananim reached an agreement about shifting all screen names and references to him over to Rananim. In December, there was an additional discussion that lead to an agreement that Rananim, not other names would be host name. My understanding is that now much of the electronic trail has been moved over to a new user name, User:Hubriscantilever. Were you aware of this name change? Stude62 21:51, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

Legal FAQs[edit]

Thanks for the heads up on the policy on posting links. In a discussion with GreameL he said I could repost them.

Mediation Committee Business[edit]

Dear Fellow Mediators:

I'm writing to all mediators listed as active to point out several emergent issues that require the immediate attention of all active mediators. The Committee has come to a place where we can neither provide the function we were created to provide (timely formal mediaton for the English Wikipedia community) nor correct matters to be able to provide that function. In specific, we cannot perform any mediations, because most mediators are no longer taking cases, and we cannot add new mediators, because mediators are no longer responding to requests to join the Committee. I am in a place where I continually accept new cases for the committee, only to see them go stale after several months because there is no mediator willing to take it, and where I deny candidates a place on the committee because no mediator will speak up in support of them. I ask that all mediators take ten minutes to look over the following matters:

I beg, beseech, and pray each Mediator to please take a few moments to at the very least comment on the five candidates, and to consider taking one of the open cases. We are at a place where we are literally relying on the kindness of strangers: Almost all cases are being taken by non-Commitee volunteers at this point. Putting the open tasks page (which only changes when we add a new case), and the main committee page on your watchlist so you will know when new nominations and cases are added, would go a long way to helping the Committee succeed. (If having the main page pop up on your watchlist every time someone else comments in a nomination is too annoying, I can move them to subpages like RFA, so that the page will only change when a new nomination is added.)

Additionally, I ask that all mediators check that they have a current email address subscribed to the Mediation Committee mailing list, mediation-l, to avoid the need for future talk page messages of this sort.

My apologies for having to air the committee's dirty laundry in this manner, but I fear it is the only way to get everyone together to bring the Committee back to life. For the convenience of those who simply cannot be involved due to time constraints, I will be listing those that do not participate in any Committee activities as mediators emeriti, so that we have a clearer picture of who exactly we have available to take cases. I am, by separate posting, asking all mediators emeriti to return to actively participating in the requests to join the commmittee.

Yours respectfully, Essjay (TalkConnect) 02:26, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

Barry Zwicker[edit]

Hi, just to let you know, I've changed the page you created into a Redirect, so that anyone who types in Barrie Wallace Zwicker in the search box will go automatically to Barrie Zwicker. You can still see what you wrote on that page by looking at the history, or going here, which means you can merge anything from your article into the original as needed. — Asbestos | Talk (RFC) 21:12, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
This is very helpful, Asbestos, and thank you for your merge suggestion, which I will follow. I searched for Barry Zwicker before writing the article but it did not show up, presumably because the original article was in limbo over a deletion suggestion. By the way, what is the preferred way to answer an entry such as this one that you just made on my User Talk page? If I answered it there, would you get an automatic advisory of new message, or does it have to be copied over onto your page as I am doing now, for you to become aware of it?--PureLogic 21:30, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Making a face[edit]

Your photobooth pictures, added a year ago tomorrow, are classic. Thank you. Ghosts&empties 03:33, 24 May 2006 (UTC)


Can I edit this picture and add my native (Polish) names for it? I'm not a specialist in Creative Commons, so I ask you ;) Wyglif SMS 20:35, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your answer. Until today I weren't sure what I could do with CC. I'll inform you when the upload will be ready. By the way - nice scheme! Wyglif SMS 21:56, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
It's done. Here - [2] look if it's alright. Thanks again Wyglif SMS 23:22, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Writely Invite[edit]

Hey there! I tried to send off your Writely invite, but Writely doesn't recognise e-mails in the format that you use. (Which makes no sense, them being owned by Google and all...) Anyways, I invited your plain junk e-mail address without the spamfilter, so you can either look in there (searching for "Writely" should work), or e-mail me at podexmaximus (at symbol) gmail (period) com and I'll send it to a better address. Thanks! --ByeByeBaby 04:52, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Requested Picture[edit]

Hi Asbestos! This is kind of weird for me but I see that you are a participant in the photo project and list yourself as a photographer in Edinburgh and I was wondering if there was any possibility that you would be willing to respond to my recent request Wikipedia:Requested_pictures/Architecture#Buildings?TonyJoe 19:25, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

With regards to the current picture, I'm slightly suspicious of its liscensing. But thank you very much for your reply anyway, and good luck in Boston. TonyJoe 15:49, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Sound of the day[edit]

I've implemented your earlier proposal, but outside of the featured content system, as we really need some intermediate step to build a "sound community" on Wikipedia. Comment would be appreciated. Thanks.--Pharos 13:15, 20 June 2006 (UTC)


Yeah, I changed the picture because I changed my mind about being it shown due to stalker :) But yours had a similar effect! --Vizcarra 20:11, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

Speedy Deletion : Byron Smith[edit]

I see that you are on Speedy Deletion patrol. I have been working on a page that continuously gets a speedy deletion although it is neither patent nonsense nor pure vandalism. Is there a reason why this keeps happening? Does Speedy Deletion get abused? This is completely frustrating that people don't follow the rules.

Can you tell me what I did wrong? How can I update a article if it gets deleted in a split second?

The article I keep writing is "Byron Smith" a mountaineer from Canada that has made quite a bit of news recently in mountaineering. Google the name, it's the first to pop up.

The article was deleted for the final time on June 24th.

Thanks Mark

Mwamsley 17:40, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

AfD vs VfD[edit]

Hi Asbestos! Thanks for your message.

You seem to be hinting that there's some hidden deletionist motive behind me reminding people that AfD is not a vote. If that were true, you'd have a good point. Unfortunately, I can show you plenty of incidences where I do this with people who are "voting" delete. And I can even point out one incidence where I've come down on a "neutral" "vote". The point, of course, is that the direction of the "vote" is irrelevant. The very act of "voting" is the problem.

Many people, both inclusionist and deletionist, vote on AfDs. They look at what others are saying and simply cast a vote for what the majority are feeling. Often this is done by without even bothering to read the article.

This then has an effect on newbies. They find the wonderful world of AfD and leap in with votes. They are told that it isn't a vote, it's a discussion, but they then point to other people on AfD and say "he's voting, she's using the word "vote", they're all saying it's a vote, why shouldn't I vote?". And thus AfD gets ever more broken.

AfD is broken. It doesn't scale. It often produces bizarro results. It can be a pitched battle. But it's all we've got - no-one has come up with a better system. In fact, AfD is the better system - better than the truly broken Votes for Deletion it replaced.

So we have to manage with what we have. What we have is a discussion forum about articles that may or may not be suitable for the encyclopedia. They require community discussion and a consensus to emerge. That consensus is what the closing admin acts upon.

If people are voting, then the admin can't see the consensus; all s/he can see is a tally of votes. AfD doesn't, however, work by a tally. The procedure for closing is complex - an admin reviews the opinions and discussion and takes action based on what the consensus seems to be, what seems right, what seems best, what works. In that context, votes are bad things. They obscure the function of AfD and the discussions. They make life harder for everyone.

So what's the solution? We're stuck with AfD, there's nothing to replace it. So we need to try to make it work better. There are a number of ways of doing that - people have been discussing them on WikiEN-l for a few weeks. The solution was easy: for people to stop bitching on WikiEN-l and to start acting. Stamp out the practice of saying "vote" and "voting". That stops newbies from being fooled. Stamp out voting itself: tell people the truth - if they "vote" without giving a good account of themselves they will be ignored. It's not too much to ask: why do you want this article to be deleted? Say something, add something to the conversation. Don't just vote - it adds nothing.

By policing AfD we start, if not fixing it, at least making it less broken. One day's worth of policing last week had a profound effect. People got very busy, altering their statements to remove the word "vote". Some AfDs were even withdrawn. The entire process, for about 48 hours, was slicker, easier and cleaner.

All from just putting an hour's work slapping people for saying "vote".

I apologise if I hurt your feelings when I slapped you for saying "vote". However, I'd hope you won't use it again, so perhaps I'm not that sorry ;o) The newbie you talk about will never use the term again, either, I'd imagine. I no longer use the term. Other people are turning to each other and saying it on AfD, "this isn't a vote". People today have changed their "vote" to a statement of their opinion.

This is all good. Honestly. And surprisingly well-thought-out. ЯEDVERS 14:40, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

Fair point! I'll work on my wording a bit more. Thanks. ЯEDVERS 15:46, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:Barringer.gif[edit]

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Thanks for uploading Image:Barringer.gif. I notice the 'image' page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you have not created this media yourself then there needs to be an argument why we have the right to use the media on Wikipedia (see copyright tagging below). If you have not created the media yourself then it needs to be specified where it was found, i.e., in most cases link to the website where it was taken from, and the terms of use for content from that page.

If the media also doesn't have a copyright tag then one should be added. If you created/took the picture, audio, or video then the {{GFDL-self}} tag can be used to release it under the GFDL. If you believe the media meets the criteria at Wikipedia:Fair use, use a tag such as {{Non-free fair use in|article name}} or one of the other tags listed at Wikipedia:Image copyright tags#Fair_use. See Wikipedia:Image copyright tags for the full list of copyright tags that you can use.

If you have uploaded other media, consider checking that you have specified their source and copyright tagged them, too. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that any unsourced and untagged images will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. -SCEhardT 12:30, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Hubris, indeed[edit]

How many layers of name change does this involve? He changed the name of the account from which he changed the name! - Jmabel | Talk 07:19, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

I suppose you are right. If he is genuinely putting that behind him, all to the good. - Jmabel | Talk 19:41, 5 July 2006 (UTC)


Hi, can you fix a little spelling error in your image? In italian, we say gengiva and not gingiva. Thank you very much! Semolo75 (talk) 09:45, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Ciao, ti scrivo in italiano visto che lo sai ;-) ... gingiva è una variante antica e ormai in disuso per cui secondo me andrebbe sostituita nell'immagine. Ad ogni modo, prenditi il tempo necessario, non è urgente; ma credo che sia meglio che il lavoro lo faccia tu visto che probabilmente hai il file originario e il font giusto per riscrivere la parola. Ciao e tanti saluti alla bellissima Scozia! Semolo75 (talk) 16:54, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

User:Coolcaesar and Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration[edit]

I have noted you as an involved party and/or commenter upon the behavior of user:Coolcaesar in the filed Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration. I greatly wish that you would comment on his behavior, and add references, links, etc. supporting your particular view to the current evidence already there. Please also explain his attitude/comments/witnessed behavior with detail about your experience in dealing with him. I do greatly appreciate it, and note that your reputation is protected upon comments at arbitration, and cannot be used against you. Thanks for your Time. --Mr.Executive 08:06, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

The role of Iran and Syria during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict[edit]

Hi! I understand u. The reason why i had started to write teh article is simple. We hear in the news and also in die discussions that Iran and Syria are involved in that conflict. We also read and see the Hisbollah has it's links to Syria and Iran and Iran and Syria have an active role. So I tried to write down what is pubished in science about that topic. How are the links between Syria, Iran and Hisbollah. What are the goals of the three and ´how is that part of the conflict look like. U can read it in the media and also in the political science books, btw i study that subject, that there is a triangle between Syria, Iran and Hisbollah which works also in the conflict. So I want to start to write down here the background of the three and what's written by different siencetests bout the conflict and the background. Someone said in the german wikipedia they want to delete it 2. Atm the majority say they should keep the article. Also in the german wikipedia atm there are persons who want to delete all parts of articles which descripe the conflict. They even wanted 2 delete the main article. Hope u will write back soon. --Japan01 14:57, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

The role of Iran and Syria during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict Part II[edit]

Hi Asbestos, it#s about the article bout Iran and Syria during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict. In the german wikipedia. We have now a big article bout this. Die Rolle des Iran und Syriens im Libanonkrieg 2006. Perhaps you have some people in the english wikipedia who like 2 translate it, if u think u want to do it. In the german article we tried 2 write down what's with the 2 countries and the debate about these countries and their role in this conflict. The article was hard discused in the german wikipedia, but it survived 2 delete process. --Japan01 03:24, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

RE: Johnny Lee Clary - Please help[edit]

Hey there, my name is Nick, my username is Potters house and I have encountered a problem with trying to provide any information about Johnny Lee Clary. I have posted this post off to other staff members also. I am not sure if this is the best route to resolve this, but can think of no other way.

The article Johnny Lee Clary has been deleted. I have known Johnny through telephone conversations and email for a short time now (about 3-4 months). He recently came and shared his life story in for our church group for the first time just two weeks ago. Before I met Johnny I became interested in his story i.e. his conversion from the head of the KKK in the US, to being a Christian Minister who now teaches against race hate groups. I found the article Johnny Lee Clary as it still is today, deleted, except for some small talk. If you read the talk you see what I have said at the time (notice I have gotten no reply, probable my fault as I don’t know heaps about WIKI policy). From my understanding Johnny Lee Clary was posting as The KingOfDixie and looks like he tried to change a few things on Wiki concerning the KKK. While this is a controversial subject, Johnny being the former leader of the KKK would probably know a thing or two and be able to contibute, but that’s another story. He eventually made an article about himself i.e. Johnny Lee Clary. Johnny being quite new to Wiki and ignorant of rules of conduct found himself at odds with some admins and had his site deleted.

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Also note his contributions: Featured articles: · African American literature -- My first featured article. Thanks to everyone who gave feedback. While I didn't start the article, I obsessed on it for an entire month and wrote most of the copy. · Ku Klux Klan -- I began work on this article after it became a featured article. Since then I've mediated several editorial disputes on the article (including one of which kept the article from being delisted as a FA) and made a large number of edits. Potters house 00:11, 27 July 2006 (UTC) Nick.

(Ohio) Wesleyan again[edit]

Have a look at [3] and at the article. Similarly at ro:Universitatea Wesleyan, da:Wesleyan-universitetet, fr:Université de Wesleyan, etc. This cannot be coincidence. (My attention was called to this by Talk:Wesleyan University#Foreign Language Pages). - Jmabel | Talk 06:08, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for weighing in on the talk page. With reference to the anon there: it's really frustrating that when one tries to be modest about barging into foreign-language Wikipedias, someone is always liable to say dismisively "see, he doesn't really know any French" (etc.). I can see why some people come in boasting and high-handed instead, just hoping to bull their way through. - Jmabel | Talk 22:35, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Noel and Barberio[edit]

I wonder if you could comment on this, since you were the mediator. Noel's statement seems very unfair to me. --Denis Diderot 19:06, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Your username[edit]

I like it. Original! :) --CableModem 10:12, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Deletion review: web operating system[edit]

Hi, I'm looking to some of the members of the Wikipedia:Harmonious editing club for a review of an article that's having a wild ride into existance. If you can have a look at Web operating system it points to others like WebOS and Internet Operating Systems that some think it should be merged into. Many thanks for your time. - JohnPritchard 18:44, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Photo Matching Service[edit]

Thought you might want to know about this, it has the same goals as Wikipedia:WikiProject Photography, but is better organized. If you have any questions, please contact me on my talk page. --Gphototalk 19:23, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Graphics Lab[edit]

I saw your name listed on Wikiproject Illustration or the list of graphic artists, and I thought I'd let you know that a Graphics Lab has been created on EN. Based on the highly successful French and German graphics labs, it seeks to better organise and coordinate our graphic design and photo-editing efforts. Up until now, there has been no common space on EN where users could ask for maps, charts and other SVG files to be created. What's more, the Graphics Lab has discussion boards, tips, tools and links; in sum, a good common workspace. Come help us out! The infrastucture is already in place, and now we need participants. :) --Zantastik talk 01:22, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Preterism Page[edit]


I'm working in close conjunction with Dee Dee Warren who has done a lot of work to the Preterism entry. I have followed the protocol in the discussion page but now that I am trying to make an edit to the actual entry, it says I have been blacklisted. Could you please help?

I want to insert this entry AFTER the paragraph about Sub-variants

Since the late 1990s, some Full Preterists have been progressively trending toward a more universalistic conclusion wherein all people are ultimately redeemed via an application of the New Covenant to all people regardless of their actual profession of Christian faith. This trend is being fervently resisted by traditional Full Preterists.

P.S. I AM a Full Preterist so my critical comments about the trending of Full preterism are well founded, especially as documented in the talk page.

Thanks Roderick E 16:11, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

My year old question :o[edit]

Just found my own long-forgotten talk page googling my name and saw your welcome message (which, if you look at the edit history of your talk page here, you'll see I mixed up with a later commenter. New at this :) Thanks! Alex Hall 08:12, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Image tagging for Image:Pastinha.jpg[edit]

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The Wes mess[edit]

Did you see this? Further suppression of evidence that a conflict ever occurred. The edit is by an account with no other edits, before or since. The edit summary is "user was removed per admin request", which I suspect is as misleading as much else that came from the same source. I agreed that anything that you and he-who-is-(by his own volition)-not-to-be-named agreed upon was OK with me, but: did you agree on this? - Jmabel | Talk 18:23, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Non-PD images[edit]

I would not have been able to create my version had yours not existed, and I am grateful for that. I had never really investigated licensing until your brought it up. I just felt PD > all else. But I Just looked into the matter, and the GNU deal says:

But your Sharealike one says

But the license that governs your work says you are not responsible. Am I missing something? Sorry i'm being a little defiant these licenses just confuse me.-Indolences 15:44, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

(replied on your Commons Talk page). — Asbestos 16:36, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Re-booting Magic WikiProject[edit]

I'm contacting you because you are listed as a participant at the Magic WikiProject. There is a draft for a new version of the main project page up for discussion and I would welcome your comments or suggestions. I wrote the draft because I was encouraged to try to do something to breathe some life back into the project and also to address some long standing problems that seem to dog it. The draft is posted at Wikipedia:WikiProject Magic/draft magic project page. Since starting to edit at Wikipedia in February I've contributed 25 new articles to the Magic project and added material to many more. I would really like to see this thing get going again but I need at least a few people to give some sign of encouragement if I am to continue. Circusandmagicfan 13:59, 19 April 2007 (UTC)Circusandmagicfan

Subect: Winair Airlines

I recently added a crude history of Winair/Long Beach that you decided wasn't worthy of keeping. That's okay with me as you can obviously choose to include what you wish and delete what you find objectionable. However, as the founder of Winair and having been involved with the airline until I finally closed the final book on the organization in March 2007, I can say with some authority that I know what happened and what didn't happen with Winair. The article published in the existing profile is far from correct - but it was published in a newspaper. Is that the test of acceptability? Newspaper reporters have a lock on reality? How are they verified? I would be more than happy to write a more detailed and better phrased article on Winair and give dates, chapter and verse, etc. Your call. You are the judge... 17:26, 2 May 2007 (UTC)Richard I. Winwood

Replying to a really old message[edit]

Almost a year ago you asked about an SVG image of a coffee pot... I haven't been back in all that time so I only just read it. So, sorry for the late reply!

Anyway, you asked why the SVG seemed jagged-edged while the JPG was smooth. It's nothing to do with monitor resolution, it's because SVGs aren't antialiased (smoothed/blurred on the edges), at least not normally. Since the original image was tagged as needing an SVG conversion, I just did it. I've since got the impression I was being an overenthusiastic n00b and treading on people's toes, so: sorry about that, too!

Oh, and the main reasons to use SVG over raster images are scalability, consistent image quality/editability, and file size. You may well be right that there wasn't much point in the SVG version in this case: I don't really know. -Melian. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 14:17, 3 May 2007 (UTC).

Bit of help, please?[edit]

I've just gone down the list of administrators and randomly chose you in an attempt and in the hope you'll help me with, what appears to be becoming, a nuisance editor. The user in question is User:0Andrew0, who has made edits to my user talk page (before removing the edit before I noticed it[4]). I contacted the user via their talk page requesting justification for the edit, only for my question to be removed from their talk page (as seems to be the case with other people who have contacted the user). This I reinstated on his talk page but again was removed. The user has also gone and added {{toolong}} to Talk:Birmingham. The first edit of this kind, I removed, however, it was readded and I did nothing to prevent myself from starting an edit war with the user. I am quite surprised over these edits from the user as their previous edits have been of a good standard and very useful, which leads me to believe the account has been hijacked or they have had a sudden turn of faith.

Therefore, what I ask is, can you give me advise to how to approach this user? or, can you do something yourself over this user? Thank you. - Erebus555 21:34, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image (Image:WesleyanCardinal.gif)[edit]

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Replaceable fair use Image:LeabraScreenShot.jpg[edit]

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Home-Made Glow Bottle[edit]

I just saw a video that some guy made in which he took hydrogen peroxide, mountain dew, and baking soda, mixed them together, and the combination glowed. I can't find anywhere how to do it, but I saw on the Review Desk that you have a Hydrogen Peroxide section, so I thought I would ask you. Do you have any info on this? DarkGhost08 (talk) 14:18, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Chamadas in capoeira[edit]

I practiced the sport two decades ago and now am assigned to translate a stack of articles. I contribute where I can (i.e. chapéu de couro) but am not finding mention of chamadas. I'll be haunting the capoeira pages for a couple of weeks. Already I see the cultural stuff and songs have been scattered. translator (talk) 03:57, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:TedHawkins.jpeg[edit]

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hello asbestos I am alex, I am very intrested in the capoeira angola, i live in cuba, and am starting to practice but we have not resources. If you have some documents about it please send it to me to: subject: to alex. thanks Alegisna (talk) 06:45, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Photo request[edit]

I saw your name at Wikipedia:Wikipedians/Photographers. Please photograph The Old Spite House in Marblehead, Massachusetts for spite house. I believe that it is on Orne St, perhaps at Orne St & Gas House Ln, Marblehead, MA 01945. Also, if you would photograph Hull Skinny House at 44 Hull St, Boston, MA 02113 for that same article, I would be most thankful. Also, please photograph the O'Reilly Spite House located at 260 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138 if you are in that area. Thanks. GregManninLB (talk) 01:05, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Magic secrets - discussion underway[edit]

Hi! As a member of the Wiki magic project, I thought you might be interested in contributing to a discussion about magical secrets on Wikipedia. There has already been agreement as to the removing of unsourced magic secrets, as detailed here. However, I think consensus needs to be reached as to what should be done after the secrets are removed. Should the secret be placed on the talk page? Or is just a comment as to why the secret was removed sufficient? The discussion is taking place at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Magic#Removing the method - what next?, and if you are able to take part, that would be great.

Thank you! StephenBuxton (talk) 11:55, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Disputed fair use rationale for Image:ArcadiaLogo.gif}[edit]

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Tooth figure[edit]

Hi Asbestos,

What sort of attribution would you prefer to use your tooth section figure in a free educational article for people on dialysis about how to maintain healthy teeth? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:15, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

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Image:JimboBeardless.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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An article you have an interest in, Jonathan Bishop, has been nominated for deletion. You might wish to express your opinion on the proposed deletion at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Jonathan_Bishop_(3rd_nomination). Pontyboy (talk) 10:25, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

use image of pipe for my paper[edit]

Hi I am writting a paper about kimberlites and I want to use an image you posted.

can i use it? how can i cite it?

cheers, Lucia —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:43, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Corn cob pic[edit]

I am giving a powerpoint presentation at the 14th APB/11th SABRAO Conference in Cairns, Australia in mid August. I would like to use you corn cob pic, 800px-corncobs, as a good demonstration of the influence of embryo and endosperm genotype on the phenotype of grain. It would not form part of the published paper, only the oral presentation. If you are happy for me to do this, what is the correct attribution?

Thanks, (talk) 22:26, 21 July 2009 (UTC) Tony D

UBX for discussion[edit]

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File source problem with File:Receiving stigmata.jpg[edit]


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File:Beatpick.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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The Olive Branch: A Dispute Resolution Newsletter (Issue #1)[edit]

Welcome to the first edition of The Olive Branch. This will be a place to semi-regularly update editors active in dispute resolution (DR) about some of the most important issues, advances, and challenges in the area. You were delivered this update because you are active in DR, but if you would prefer not to receive any future mailing, just add your name to this page.

Steven Zhang's Fellowship Slideshow

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  • Background: A brief overview of the DR ecosystem.
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  • Survey results: Highlights from Steven Zhang's April 2012 survey
  • Activity analysis: Where DR happened, broken down by the top DR forums
  • DR Noticeboard comparison: How the newest DR forum has progressed between May and August
  • Discussion update: Checking up on the Wikiquette Assistance close debate
  • Proposal: It's time to close the Geopolitical, ethnic, and religious conflicts noticeboard. Agree or disagree?
Read the entire first edition of The Olive Branch -->

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Speedy deletion nomination of Wikipedia:New article template[edit]

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MfD nomination of Wikipedia:New article template[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Flap jack[edit]

Hello Asbestos,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Flap jack for deletion, because the article doesn't clearly say why the subject is important enough to be included in an encyclopedia.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. 🍺 Antiqueight chat 23:02, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Flap jack for deletion[edit]

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

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Flap jack until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. —teb728 t c 02:03, 11 February 2016 (UTC)