User talk:Asparagus

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Hello[edit]

Hi Asparagus,

I created the "French film directors" category yesterday after finding there wasn't one, but I wasn't looking forward to the work of going around adding names yet - so thanks! Would you be interested in a Wikiproject about classic or international films? -- Simonides 20:31, 18 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Fire away!

There is no information about it, it's just a stub I created: Wikipedia:WikiProject_Classic,_International_and_Cult_Cinema, and it's meant to differentiate from the already existing Wikiproject on movies in that it pays attention to the work of major directors (ex. I created a stub for Jean Eustache yesterday because there was nothing about him), especially non-Hollywood ones, and tries to raise the level of awareness or the articles about them here. I feel we could create a template or a list of major directors like the ones they have for major philosophers and take it from there. -- Simonides 21:00, 18 Jul 2004 (UTC)

German film directors[edit]

Isn't it too soon to be adding names to (potentially non-notable) film directors? I had to add the substub tag to some of them after seeing your entries. [[User:Poccil|Peter O. (Talk)]] 23:43, Jul 31, 2004 (UTC)

Well, they've all got correlating entries in the german wiki. I figured I'd go through and get things set up, then do the grunt work of translating later. As far as for non-notable (in English, I presume), I'm only adding to the specialized German film subcat. And, there's only 4-5 figures left to add, so I'm not exactly creating a firestorm of new entries.

Article Licensing[edit]

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English Opening Contribution[edit]

Hello, I noticed while reading English Opening that the info on the history of the opening appears to be taken almost verbatim from the book Modern Chess Openings. Is this the case (if it is, that should probably be noted in the article)? -- Gestrin 07:44, 23 September 2005 (UTC)

I paraphased it, but was doing a bunch at the time, so didn't source. Adding. --Asparagus 16:22, 23 September 2005 (UTC)


Maya contribution[edit]

I removed the sentence on the Autodesk acquisition. Firstly it does not really belong here - it belongs on the Alias page where it is already described. Secondly there were errors in the sentence anyway - the acquisition has not taken place yet, and also Autodesk does not own mental ray. The description of the acquisition on the Alias page is accurate, and should be sufficient. [24.156.129.80]

Well, that wasn't my contrib, but good work. ;-) --Asparagus 06:56, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Size comparisons[edit]

I noticed that the stats had been updated and had just geared myself up to updating the above page ... but find you've already done the update, most excellently! Kudos to you, not least for updating the footnote. best wishes --Tagishsimon (talk)

Thanks...had a little too much free time on my hands. ;-) --Asparagus 21:11, 15 November 2005 (UTC)

Clash video[edit]

Hi, I've removed your video from the Dongzhou article, because it is of another clash that occurred in Shengyou village (绳油村), Dingzhou prefecture (定州市), Hebei province, China on June 11, 2005. -- ran (talk) 23:03, 11 December 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, no worries...I misread 11-6 (June) as 11-6 (November). Sorry about that. --Asparagus 01:19, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

Ancient Pueblo Peoples[edit]

Hi Asparagus! Re your recent addition of "Category:Native American tribes" -- archaeologists generally believe that these people were a culture group, varied people sharing many traits and living a similar lifestyle, rather than a tribal group or structured organization. In fact, various groups within the culture area probably gave rise to many of the modern Pueblo tribes. So, would a subcategory - "Ancient Native American Cultures" be better? Best wishes. WBardwin 07:56, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

Just catting uncategorized articles...if you have a better place to put one, be my guest. ;-) --Asparagus 16:18, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

Please[edit]

If it's not a problem could you please put two new lines before a stub (when you are putting one), because it looks better. For an example: old and with 2 newlines. The stub isn't imposing visualy on the last line. Yeah I know I'm crazy! Death2 10:40, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Animal (band) listed for deletion[edit]

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Image Tagging Image:Sam Peckinpah.jpg[edit]

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Barnstar[edit]

Feel free to put it on your userpage.

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Awarded for industriously adding categories to many of the date articles, such as July 1. Ginkgo100 talk · contribs · e@ 17:48, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Thank you. --Asparagus 16:42, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

Victorian era battleships[edit]

Hi there; I would be most grateful if you could explai to me why you have labelled a large number of quite detailed articles on Victorian battleships as stubs? There is really not much else to say about them.--Anthony.bradbury 16:00, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

I've simply been attempting to lend some structure to all the various uncategorized articles on wikipedia... if you know a better category to add them to, please do so. --Asparagus 16:11, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

Categorising is fine; Royal Navy battleships is good, or United Kingdom battleships of the Victorian era; but my point is that they are NOT stubs, and labelling them as such minimises the vast amount of work that I have undertaken in writing them. OK?--Anthony.bradbury 21:04, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
Nice job catergorizing the articles, good work. --Asparagus 21:52, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

double (band)[edit]

Hey asparagus,

Why did you turn the Double article back into a stub. Do you have any idea how much work I put into it? I rewrote the article and added a lot of things to it. Trust me, there is no more information available on that band. I checked everywhere and made into the best article I could, there is really no more...no more. So I will do my duty and abolish the stub...because it is no longer a stub. Kiske 05:36, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

I am using automated software to detect articles without categorization...add a category and I won't touch your articles. ;-) --Asparagus 05:43, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

Ta[edit]

Ta for putting disambiguation thing at bottom of 'harrison butler' - looks quite professional now! Rentwa 11:40, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, but the real credit goes to all the guys who made the automagic templates. ;-) --Asparagus 16:30, 18 August 2006 (UTC)
Ok :) . Rentwa 22:00, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

for categorizing the remaining date articles under the new month cats! I wasn't looking forward to completing the task, so I'm especially glad that it's done! Cheers, Melchoir 05:05, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

uncategorized articles to stubs[edit]

90% of the time, you're probably right that an uncategorized article is a stub. There are a strong minority, however, that are far too long or detailed to be considered stubs; it would be more accurate for you to tag those articles with {{Uncategorized}}. Thanks! --M@rēino 17:05, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

I'll go by AWB's stub definition to make the call. Only 10k names to go! ;-) --Asparagus 23:50, 22 August 2006 (UTC)


{{school-stub}} additions[edit]

Hi - you've been digging up a rather lot of good articles and putting them into school stub, which is great - but will you help sort them out, too? I've got most of it done for now, but I don't know if you're planning to continue or leave off. Aelfthrytha 20:25, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Was at work today. That was the lot of them, and you've already gone through them all. Nice. :-) --Asparagus 03:52, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

Biographical stubs[edit]

First of all, thanks for adding stub tags to articles - it helps them get more attention/improvement. However, you may want to choose a more specific stub than {{bio-stub}}; that stub category has roughly 1800 articles and is oversized. Also, articles should generally be categorized in permanent categories as well as stub categories - stub categories are temporary. Thanks again, Crystallina 19:51, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Education stub[edit]

Why did you add a "relating to education" stub tag to Quirm College for Young Ladies? This article is not really a stub - I wrote it, and I thought it was detailed enough - and, furthermore, it doesn't really belong in the education category, since it details a fictional institution on a fictional planet. Is it OK if I remove the stub tag? Walton monarchist89 12:17, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

I replaced the stub with a cat...I was doing a bunch school-stubs at the time, it slipped through. --Asparagus 21:25, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
OK fair enough. Thanks. Walton monarchist89

image source[edit]

Image:X11 mac gimp app.jpg has no source. Please add. --Ysangkok 15:49, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

List of The Wire episodes[edit]

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american comedian, silents era named buck[edit]

do you know what was his full name, i think his bio is missing on wiki! was he popular? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Listonlistlists (talkcontribs) 02:40, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

        Buck Jones?  Asparagus (talk) 23:36, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

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