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Agassi's last two years[edit]

AfD Nomination: Agassi's last two years[edit]

I've nominated the article Agassi's last two years for deletion under the Articles for deletion process. We appreciate your contributions, but in this particular case I do not feel that Agassi's last two years satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion. I have explained why in the nomination space (see What Wikipedia is not and Deletion policy). Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Agassi's last two years. Don't forget to add four tildes (~~~~) at the end of each of your comments to sign them. You are free to edit the content of Agassi's last two years during the discussion, but please do not remove the "Articles for Deletion" template (the box at the top). Doing so will not end the discussion. Dugwiki 17:23, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Tiger[edit]

If tigers are the largest species, then they would be bigger than blue whales, assuming that you don't go beyond the animal kingdom. "largest cat species" is clearly correct. Please don't change it. - BanyanTree 19:29, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

You are totally correct. I apologize for the mistake. - BanyanTree 19:48, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Let's use preview button[edit]

I would like to thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. However, it is recommended that you use the preview button before you save; this helps you find any errors you have made, and prevents clogging up recent changes and the page history. Thanks again. --Naohiro19(Talk Page/Contributions) 15:51, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Seconded. --Scorpios 02:26, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Comment on Grossman tripping over his own feet.[edit]

Hi Atarr,

But on the next play, Grossman tripped over his own feet and was sacked for an 11-yard loss by Anthony McFarland.

Please, if you remove an edit, don't remove the comment as it provides others with further information for them to establish the validity of the edit.

Placing comments within the Edit Summary are nice, but very ineffective. Please use the talk page and try to achieve consensus.

Your statement asking for citations is not really applicable, as this entire section is comprised of commentary on what was viewed and heard as well as the play-by-play in written format.

If you would like to change it to reflect that Grossman tripped over his own feet, while trying to get away from McFarland, that is a better compromise than just making it disappear.

Thanks for reading my thoughts. I will hang up and listen for your answer. :-)

Take care,

Larry Lmcelhiney 19:14, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

funny, I was probably writing to you the same time you were writing to me. Check your page... Atarr 19:26, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Re: "An accurate but irrelevant statement"[edit]

Do you think so? It's true that this incident is already in hidden message, so I can't argue that removing it from the Super Bowl article removes it from the encyclopedia. Why do you think it's not relevant? Λυδαcιτγ 20:21, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

It's also in an article devoted to that web page, which should really be sufficient by itself. It's not relevant because it's not newsworthy, as evinced by the fact that no major media source has picked up on the story. Furthermore, it is at best extremely tangentially related to the article subject. One does not need to know about this to understand Super Bowl XLI. - Atarr 21:09, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Questionable Megafauna[edit]

I saw your editting out of the Seven-Armed Octopus from the Megafauna article. While I feel that it should be made clear that the status of a giant octopus is questionable, it is reported and should be mentioned. This got me to thinking. What do you think about adding a section on "Questionable Megafauna"? A brief description of the section and then a list? I've started a section on the talk page about it. Cheers. --Scorpios 02:35, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Giant animal[edit]

We've had a rather sudden,. undiscussed revert to the Giant animal page. I've started a proposal on the talk page and will be contacting the reverter in order to negotiate. Just thought you should know, in case you've unwatched the page. --Scorpios 02:41, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Megafauna[edit]

There was a very large amount of edits to that page yesterday. I can't tell if they are good or bad. Also posted this to User:Scorpios. Cheers. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 03:53, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Giganticpehtoeecus[edit]

Not sure how to spell it. I've a couple edits that've been wiped out by an edit conflict, were you finished on the page? Otherwise I'll wait until you've finished, then add them to the page. Could you drop me a line here to say you're done? Thanks.

WLU (talk) 18:05, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Gracias, I'll drop you a line when I'm done so you can look 'em over. WLU (talk) 18:08, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Dyson sphere[edit]

Not to be too picky, but do you have a source that specifically states what you added to the article (via these edits)? I've been trying to keep it rather well-sourced, and any effort you could make towards that end would be appreciated :) —Disavian (talk/contribs) 07:08, 8 December 2007 (UTC)


Disputed fair use rationale for Image:LgstPlant39 sgl BGv2.jpg[edit]

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List of countries by formation dates[edit]

Hi Atarr, just wanted to say thanks for putting in additional info to that article, but also noted it was sometimes done several times within a short period of time. I would advise to do what you can all at one time, then use the 'Show preview' button to see how it looks & once it looks fine, then hit the 'Save page' button. It helps other see the edit(s) faster that way. That-Vela-Fella (talk) 07:37, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

I also want to thank you for your work on that article! I did want to take issue with your statement "Nothing wrong with having the same date twice, if the state never existed before." - mainly because you only repeated the date for one country, Botswana. When I did my major update of the list a few months ago and added in about 90% of the countries (including, by the way, Botswana), I came across many like Botswana (in similar situation: never have existed before, carved out by the "imperial masters", attaining independence (usually in the 1960s) and have lived a quiet life since) but just left the other field blank if covered by "date of independence". Botswana isn't even unique in the fact that it existed as Beuchanaland as a colony and a different name as independent, nearby Lesotho (formerly the colony of Basotholand) was the same situation. I really didn't want to spend the bulk of words on this comment as a criticism, as I really want to convey my appreciation for your recent efforts to the article, but I did want to make my thoughts on Botswana (and other countries you might consider doing that to, now that I pointed out there are many other "Botswana"s there) known. --Canuckguy (talk) 01:17, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
Fair enough. I'm well aware that the same idea would apply to many countries. It's a question of whether we want to fill all the fields, or leave many of them blank. Both are reasonable. - Atarr (talk) 14:38, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Vandalism of the article[edit]

User:An Siarach has removed Athelstan from the article without changing any other countries dates. Just thought I'd let you know since I've already done 3 reverts today. TharkunColl (talk) 10:45, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

List of countries by formation dates[edit]

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AfD nomination of List of countries by formation dates[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Reggie Love[edit]

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AfD nomination of Birth tourism[edit]

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Nomination of Reggie Love for deletion[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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