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Welcome Bevo[edit]


You have done a good job so far in Wikipedia (a.k.a. 'Pedia or WP). I can see that you're a serious Wikipedian interested in improving our project. If you stay for a while, you'll discovered that collectively, we're a cooperative and friendly community. We are all here to learn, and hopefully can give something back. If you have questions or doubts of any sort, do not hesitate to post them on the Village Pump, somebody will respond ASAP. Other helpful pages include:

Just keep in mind that while relevant discussions and constructive criticisms and are welcome, unproductive and/or destructive insults are not (see Wikiquette &


List of Texas county name etymologies[edit]

==== H2O ====

Bevo, I have been having a lot of fun working on the List of Texas county name etymologies. There are a bunch left to go. Consider joining in if you need a break from NM. H2O 07:26, 8 Jul 2004 (UTC)


=== Bevo ===

Why can't I add this page to my watchlist? Bevo 17:38, 6 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Because it's a special page. You'll have to watch Wikipedia:Book sources instead. --MarkSweep 06:59, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Thanks! - Bevo 19:24, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)



Hi, most of your edits to the Multics page I've liked, but I think the last one is not an improvement. I'm going to put that one back the way it was, if that's OK. Noel 03:32, 5 Oct 2003 (UTC) Hi, that "Multics Virtual Memory: Concepts and Design" paper is already in the list of Multics papers (in the "Further Reading - Technical Details) - it even has the same URL! It only lists one source, though - perhaps the second could be added as an "(also here)" link? Noel 22:57, 26 Nov 2003 (UTC)

Neal Stephenson[edit]

=== User: tristil ===

Hi, Bevo. I just started on Wikipedia. I'd like to add further tendencies, perhaps excerpt some passages. Do you think this is appropriate? Should this kind of thing be moved to a different entry? -tristil

J. Frederick-George-Jewsbury[edit]

=== Jwrosenzweig ===

J. Frederick George's real name is George Jewsbury, according to an interview with Neal Stephenson in Locus magazine. Jwrosenzweig 21:14, 6 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Locator maps[edit]

Carlsbad Caverns Yellowstone National Park WikiProject Protected Areas[edit]

==== Decumanus ====

Hello Bevo. (I still sort of crackup when I write on your user page). Hope I didn't spoil any fun you were about to have, but I made a map like the one you were requesting and uploaded it. I didn't make the table yet, because I didn't have all the info. On the talk page, I indicated this and also left a pointer to blank map that you can use to make location maps for any other parks the same way. -- Decumanus 23:34, 13 Mar 2004 (UTC)
Good job. Looks great! -- Decumanus 20:22, 14 Mar 2004 (UTC)

==== anonymous ====

I saw you comment on the yellowstone page about the locator map. If you haven't seen it already, take a look at WikiProject Protected Areas there is some good info about the locator boxes on National park pages. In particular, there is a link to Map Locators/United States which has the map and external links to park info. Hope you find this helpful.

Thanks! I did one of those maps for the Carlsbad Caverns page a few weeks ago from information I received by asking about the Yellowstone National Park map. - Bevo 22:09, 29 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Featured Picture candidates, archives and gallery[edit]

Image sizes on WP:FPC[edit]

==== Gaz ====

Bevo, I have been intentionally making the width of portrait shots on WP:FPC smaller than landscape shots. The idea being that all shots should look about the same size (i.e. about 200px on the LONGEST edge). To keep the formatting of the page I have used the "width=220px" table option on portrait shots to keep the leftmost cells about the same width. - Gaz 15:06, 27 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Let me move this to the Talk page for WP:FPC and see what others think. Personally, I like the uniform width, as I think that allows the same amount of detail to show on all pictures. - Bevo 15:22, 27 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Nomination process[edit]

==== Fennec ====

Thanks for fixing my nomination on Featured Picture Candidates. I wasn't quite sure exactly where it went... the page is a bit confusing :) - Fennec 18:07, 31 Mar 2004 (UTC)


==== Solitude ====

Heya Bevo, I was trying to find recently promoted featured picture candidates, it seems you archived them, but later mistakingly removed them? Not sure what happened there, didn't want to correct something as maybe you had a reason I'm not seeing ;) Wikipedia:Featured_pictures_candidates/Archive-05 Oh by the way, a lot of your signatures seem to link to Bevo instead of Bevo. Ciao. -- Solitude 08:20, 14 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback on the FP archives (and my sig). I'll see what's up with both. Do you have a specific nomination in mind that was removed? Was it removed recently? (I did add some entries that it seemed Davodd had missed when the nominations were either promoted or not-promoted (wonder if there's a better word for describing not promoting something?). I don't recall intentionally removing anything from the archives, except when I create a new archive, and then hopefully I add the older entries to the new archive, as warranted. And, I just fixed and tested my sig to add the "User:" part, thanks for alerting me to that. - [[User:Bevo|Bevo]] 15:06, 14 Sep 2004 (UTC)
I did (intentionally) move two nominations from Archive-04 to Archives-05 some time ago so that the ones using the new format could stay together. - [[User:Bevo|Bevo]] 16:40, 14 Sep 2004 (UTC)
Heya, I fixed the archive already yesterday because after careful analysis of the history it seems your edit broke off at some point which caused the bottom 3 archived pictures and text to disappear. All is well now. -- Solitude 06:51, 15 Sep 2004 (UTC)
==== Neutrality ====

Can you point to the featured picture candidate discussion where Antarctica satellite globe was nominated (and supported)? You've put that picture on Wikipedia:Featured pictures, but I can't find the nomination of it. --Conti| 09:15, Sep 20, 2004 (UTC)

That would be here. It was unanimous. — David Remahl 09:32, 20 Sep 2004 (UTC)
Neutrality has recently moved three nominations from Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates without creating the needed archive entries for them. These are Bikini, ChessSet and Antarctica satellite globe. Ideally, Neutrality will now go back and create these archive entries into Wikipedia:Featured pictures candidates/Archive-05 and Wikipedia:Featured pictures candidates/September-2004, but if he or someone else does not do it by tonight, I'll do it. - [[User:Bevo|Bevo]] 12:56, 20 Sep 2004 (UTC)
Doh, spent 10 mintutes trying to track what happened with the candidates, finally it leads me straight to this discussion, lets fix it! -- Solitude 14:53, 20 Sep 2004 (UTC)
My apologies – I moved three featured pictures from Featured Pictures Candidates straight to Featured Pictures and didn’t add the nominations to the archive. I didn’t actually know there was an archive page, because I didn’t notice the link on the candidate page. Sorry ‘bout that. Won’t happen again. [[User:Neutrality|Neutrality (talk)]] 15:43, Sep 20, 2004 (UTC)



UT logo

==== Decumanus ====

Well everyone's having that problem with images they uploaded earlier this week. There a discussion on Village Pump about it. Evidently it's caused by a hard-drive swap but eventually the images are supposed to be back. I suppose I could upload them, but I uploaded a lot earlier this week and keep hoping things will just come around. -- Decumanus 05:37, 1 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Image size[edit]

==== mav ====

Greetings! Per our image use policy, justified images cannot exceed 300px in width in articles (centered images in articles can be up to 400px in width and there is no current policy regarding the size of images on image description pages). This is so that people with lower resolution monitors are not overwhelmed by the image and the wrapped-around text has more than 4 words per line. --mav 06:16, 13 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Dust storm[edit]

==== H2O ====

I like the pic. Where did you get it? H2O 19:57, 15 Mar 2004 (UTC)
Can you clip out those phone wires, too? H2O 03:20, 19 Mar 2004 (UTC)
There's just nothing like spring in Texas - did you see the video clip? H2O 22:59, 19 May 2004 (UTC)
The video is gone, so I replaced it with a slide show from last Dec. - though they don't compare with the 1935 shots. H2O 23:58, 19 May 2004 (UTC)
Check out the satellite pic of a Saharan dust cloud I found. H2O 05:56, 6 Jul 2004 (UTC)
You'll probably be interested in the video I just found at - Bevo 21:14, 18 December 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for the dust storm link. We are actually having one of those brown days here in Lubbock right now (cough, cough). Fortunately not as bad as that one. Best wishes for a terrific new year. Beat the Trojans! (I'll break my rule against rooting for Texas just this once - go Big 12!). H2O 17:55, 1 January 2006 (UTC)

I'm glad that you enjoyed the Iraq dust storm movie, and am thrilled that you'll be rooting for the 'horns on Wednesday! Hope your air clears up soon! You've probably seen in the news that we have had a lot of smoke in the air around here in DFW from grass fires aggravated by the drought. - Bevo 18:22, 1 January 2006 (UTC)
Congrats on the national championship - too bad you're losing that QB! (ha ha) H2O 03:17, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

Rmarkables Image[edit]


Thanks for the note. I have now released the image in a more formal manner.Tiles 04:51, 26 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured pictures[edit]

====Wikipedia:Featured pictures visible====
====Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates====

Halló Bevo! I'am here since five days. Was surprized to find our dog at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. I'm not familiar regarding what kind of pictures are more prefered here. We selected the picture because it was not shown already in our gallery [1]. Would be nice to heare your opinion about a picture wich is more suitable. Regards Gangleri 04:11, 2004 Sep 25 (UTC)

I looked around the website, and didn't see any that were better than the one nominated for featured picture status. Just look for more opportunities to take more pictures with a good camera, in good light of the entire dog, preferably in some sort of great pose, like in the nominated picture. It was just the grass in front of the dog that I found distracting. And, the higher resolution, the better. - [[User:Bevo|Bevo]] 05:28, 25 Sep 2004 (UTC)
Thanks Bewo! I moved your answer to my talks. Regards Gangleri 12:27, 2004 Sep 25 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Picture of the day[edit]

====Template:Pic of the day/Archive====

Yes, I'm still updating it, but not always on a daily basis. I'll bring it up to date now. Thanks for the reminder. Angela. 03:29, Oct 13, 2004 (UTC)

====Template:Pic of the day/Archive1====
====Template:Pic of the day/Image archive====

The archive now has everything up until tomorrow. Thanks for keeping the image archive synchronized with it. Angela.

New and improved POTD system[edit]

Hello Bevo,

This morning I've been working on implementing a new and Picture of the day system. It is based on the proven concept used by Today's featured article. This system will allow us to plan the POTD way ahead, plan POTD for special occasions, automatically archive the POTD's and so on, it also makes recycling a POTDs very easy, just point the template to a previous date. Another important advantage is that it makes customizing POTD's much easier, as you don't need to remember which were changed in size for instance or had a small caption added.

Overall it's a robust system I think but please take a look and tell me what you think, see if there is anything I've overlooked. Switching to the new system would be a cake as the only thing that changes, is that the POTD templates now need to point to specific dates instead of days.

Cheers, [[User:Solitude|Solitude\talk]] 10:23, Nov 3, 2004 (UTC)

PS. I've also sent this message to Angela as the three of us seem to maintain the POTD sections the most.

Discussion at Wikipedia talk:Picture of the day. -- [[User:Solitude|Solitude\talk]] 10:51, Nov 3, 2004 (UTC)

Surfer pic[edit]

You've voted oppose on the original picture of the surfer on WP:FPC. Would you mind heading back and look at the newer version. You can support a newer version if you think it's better. [[User:MacGyverMagic|Mgm|(talk)]] 12:31, Nov 8, 2004 (UTC)

Article licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 1000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

Option 1
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:


Option 2
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions to any [[U.S. state]], county, or city article as described below:

Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" with "{{MultiLicensePD}}". If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know what you think at my talk page. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. -- Ram-Man (comment| talk)

FPC caption[edit]

Hi Bevo, I've noticed you adding [a Wikipedia:Featured picture] links to images on closed WP:FPCs. Its not a problem, but I can't quite figure out why - surely anyone who is looking back over the FPC archive already knows where the various FP pages are (and if not there are links at the top of the page in any case), and the promotion status is described in the vote summary. I guess it doesn't hurt, but then again there is already half a dozen steps involved in promoting an image. -- Solipsist 07:41, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)

I place those edits to the captions on the FPC's that are promoted or retained as FP's so that a quick scan of the archives' images will tell which ones are the FPs. It is especially nice when there are several images associated with a nomination. - Bevo 16:26, 9 Jan 2005 (UTC)
I guess I can see the point when there are several images in one nomination. -- Solipsist 18:10, 9 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Yosemite Valley photo as featured picture candidate[edit]

I finally received a high-rez version of the image voted on a while ago. It's now on the Commons as Commons:Image:Yosemite meadows 2004-09-04.jpg. The composition is actually a bit different from Image:Yosemite 2 bg 090404.jpg. Do you think it's worth renominating it as an FPC here? Alternatively, I could nominate it on the Commons. --MarkSweep 06:57, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)

FYI: I nominated it on the Commons – see here. Cheers, --MarkSweep 06:24, 6 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Change to Bresenham's line algorithm[edit]

Hi, I noticed your change to this article specifying that the examples were in Wikicode, and I apologise for reverting it. However, this is what Template: Wikicode is for; the reason the message was removed from this template was due to strong opposition of the detractors of Wikicode. If you feel it is appropriate, please re-add an appropriate message to this template. This message will then be visible in all articles including wikicode, and will be more compliant with Wikipedia: Avoid self-reference. Thanks. Deco 07:41, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Root canal revised[edit]

Nice critique on the Featured Photos page. See a revised version with more anatomical details and dual roots at the root canal page.

FPC changes[edit]

Soon, most of the tasks of promoting an FPC will become automated, but we will be required to put a template tag with specific information on the FPC's vote page. Check out User talk:AllyUnion for the discussion. I'll probably make the template tomorrow sometime, and update the instructions for FPC promotion. --brian0918™ 06:35, 5 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Edit summaries[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. I just wanted to give you some helpful advice, or maybe just a reminder about a feature in Wikipedia known as an edit summary. The edit summary is filled out using the 200 word text field located right below the editing text box. It is strongly recommended that one get in the habit of filling out edit summaries for each edit, giving a general summary of why particular changes were made, as well as a very terse summary of what changes were made. Edit summaries are a way to defend your edits, especially if you're an anonymous user. Ambiguous edits made by anonymous users may often be mistaken for vandalism. Filling out the edit summary also gives the users who monitor those pages on watch lists or recent changes, an idea of what kind of activity has taken place. If these changes do not strongly affect the content of the article, mark the This is a minor edit check box below the edit summary field. For further help on using edit summaries, consult this guide. Thank you. — oo64eva (AJ) (U | T | C) @ 22:44, Apr 20, 2005 (UTC)

Hopefully I'm doing much better in annotating my significant edits, and marking the others as minor. - Bevo

lots of edits, not an admin[edit]

Hi - I made a list of users who've been around long enough to have made lots of edits but aren't admins. If you're at all interested in becoming an admin, can you please add an '*' immediately before your name in this list? I've suggested folks nominating someone might want to puruse this list. Thanks. -- Rick Block (talk) 23:10, Jun 11, 2005 (UTC)

Visual Basic Classic Wikibook[edit]

I see you have contributed to the Visual Basic article on Wikipedia. Any chance you would like to join in editing the wikibook: --Kjwhitefoot 08:56, 30 September 2005 (UTC)

I'll take a look. I'm sure there will be something I'll want to help with as soon as I get familiar with it. - Bevo 10:32, 30 September 2005 (UTC)
Just jump right in. --Kjwhitefoot 17:19, 5 October 2005 (UTC)
I did one minor edit already, but have not quite gotten up to speed on the concept or writing style that should be used for a Wikibook. - Bevo 22:30, 5 October 2005 (UTC)
Don't worry about style. We need more content! Especially in the introductory chapters; screenshots, exercises. Stuff for beginners. --Kjwhitefoot 10:19, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

wikiversity vote[edit]

If you cast a wikiversity vote, please make a link at your Wikimedia meta-wiki user page linking back to your wikipedia user page. If you do not do so, your vote will not count. --JWSchmidt 15:20, 3 October 2005 (UTC)


Bevo (mascot)[edit]


I completely agree with your statement about the photo. I have several pictures I've taken of B-XIII that I might be able upload. I'll see if I can scrounge one up in the near future. Somewhere I have link to some information that purports that the A&M branding story is apocryphal. I wish I could find it. It would be nice to profile all the animals, and eventually maybe dismbig the pages from the St.Louis neighborhood. Decumanus 05:33, 17 Jan 2004 (UTC) (Ph.D.'97) Thank you for finding that Daily Texan article! It's the one I have been remembering but couldn't find. I'm very glad too that you finally disam'd the page and took it from underneath the near-beer article.-- Decumanus 05:28, 9 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Does anyone learn at UT?[edit]

I posted a comment to the University of Texas at Austin page concerning the lack of an academics section on the page. I would appreciate comments. Thanks. -Scm83x 08:52, 28 November 2005 (UTC)

peer review for University of Texas at Austin[edit]

Hey Bevo. I've noticed that you've made a lot of great contributions to the UT article in the past, and thought you might be interested to know that I started the peer review process. Thanks. -Rebelguys2 12:31, 3 December 2005 (UTC)

Yet another new UT article[edit]

I have started Main Building of the University of Texas at Austin, and it awaits your edits. With all of the new UT articles popping up recently, what do you think about the possibility of organizing a WikiProject or collaboration about the University? Please let me know! — Scm83x talk Hookem hand.gif 10:17, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Windows Vista article[edit]

Hmm.. Wikipedia is acting weird. When I made changes to the article after your changes, it reverted your changes for some reason. I didn't mean to do that. I'll have to find out why it does that. — Alex 20:02, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

Edit summary[edit]

Hello. Please remember to always provide an edit summary. Thanks and happy editing. Mrtea (talk) 00:13, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

Hey I'm glad you asked. I actually wasn't referring to any non-minor edit. Just with a quick glance at your recent contribs, I can see you're not in the habbit of using edit summaries with non-minor edits. Even though minor edits don't normally come up in content disputes, it's very helpful for people watching an article or going through its recent history to help them decide whether it is worthwhile for them to check a change, or even just to understand why a minor edit was made. Check out Help:Edit summary and Help:Edit_summary. I can't find any place that states edit summaries are not required for minor edits. However what is stressed is: "always fill in the summary field. Even a short summary is better than no summary." The first edit that spiked my attention was your recent edit on Cat Stevens. You were changing some spacing which is indeed minor, but as mentioned above it's just helpful for the people watching the page. I would really prefer if one mentioned why they made this type of change (especially considering the spacing is optional.) Even a link to the manual of style would be nice. How this post was helpful, let me know what you think. Mrtea (talk) 17:51, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

You do great work[edit]

Hello Bevo, I am very impressed by your contributions to Wikipedia. You have done great work across a wide variety of articles, including the often-thankless task of formatting standardization, which helps to improve the overall appearance and usability of this great resource. I think the project benefits greatly from your participation. I think you could do even more good for the project as an administratior. As far as I can see in your contribution history and talk page history, you have always "played nice" with others - which is a very important consideration for the adminship, in my view. I think one of the most important roles of the administrator is to set a good example for other users, and I think we should recognize the fact that you are doing this today.

Administrators also have access to a few technical features that help with maintenance. I don't know you well enough yet to know for sure how much use you would make of these tools, but I am very confident you would not abuse them, and you are quite likely to find them useful in your work here.

Please look over the administrators' reading list and how-to guide, as well as the guide to requests for adminship. If this looks like something you are interested in, then please leave me a note on my Talk page and I will formally nominate you.

Best regards - Johntex\talk 18:53, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

"std fmt"[edit]

Hello, I'm just wondering what purpose these edits serve. They do not affect the appearance of an article in any way. Extra spaces are harmless, and I find it more easy to parse wikisyntax with a space between the asterisk and the text of an item in a bulleted list, etc. Regards — Dan | talk 00:36, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

2005 Texas Longhorn Football Team[edit]

A new article awaits your edits...Johntex\talk 13:09, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

"standard and consistent internal and/or external formatting"[edit]

Why are you removing spaces from after headers and list markup? This makes the wikitext harder to read and can break formatting of definition lists, etc. — Omegatron 20:54, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

Replied on my talk. — Omegatron 01:42, 29 January 2006 (UTC)


Since you worked on the article Invasion, I thought you might like to know that it has now been submitted as a featured article candidate. If you're interested, I wanted to invite you to come vote at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Invasion. Thanks - Kafziel 05:50, 11 February 2006 (UTC)


I have modified some erroneous edits which you made on January 11. See Talk:University of California, Los Angeles for further explanation and supporting links. The relevant headings are all proper nouns because they are the full official names of UCLA administrative units. --Coolcaesar 04:20, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

Please check your WP:NA entry[edit]

Greetings, editor! Your name appears on Wikipedia:List of non-admins with high edit counts. If you have not done so lately, please take a look at that page and check your listing to be sure that following the particulars are correct:

  1. If you are an admin, please remove your name from the list.
  2. If you are currently interested in being considered for adminship, please be sure your name is in bold; if you are opposed to being considered for adminship, please cross out your name (but do not delete it, as it will automatically be re-added in the next page update).
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Thank you, and have a wiki wiki day! BD2412 T 04:18, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

Texas!!! [2] Johntex\talk 23:39, 29 April 2006 (UTC)


I noticed you had an edit on the symbolwiki article. The concept of symbolwiki is dear to my heart. Thankfully, such a symbol system already exists, though has very little presence thus far. Check out Blissymbolics if you get a chance. --Mlandau 05:53, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

License tagging for Image:UT Tower 83400355 68b7a5eeb9 o.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:UT Tower 83400355 68b7a5eeb9 o.jpg. Wikipedia gets thousands of images uploaded every day, and in order to verify that the images can be legally used on Wikipedia, the source and copyright status must be indicated. Images need to have an image tag applied to the image description page indicating the copyright status of the image. This uniform and easy-to-understand method of indicating the license status allows potential re-users of the images to know what they are allowed to do with the images.

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This is an automated notice by OrphanBot. If you need help on selecting a tag to use, or in adding the tag to the image description, feel free to post a message at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. 18:07, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Image copyright tag added. - Bevo 19:50, 15 September 2006 (UTC)


It's sad isn't it? The line about XIV following him around really tugs at the heart-strings. Johntex\talk 14:09, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your help[edit]

Thank you for your assistance in the Single-grain experiment. It was DYK on October 12. I greatly appreciated it. Chris 01:55, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the help with 2006 Texas Longhorn football team. Happy Thanksgiving, and let's hope for a good day tomorrow! Johntex\talk 18:07, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article review/Carlsbad Caverns National Park[edit]

Somebody is claiming that much of the article is a copyvio (which I doubt). Cites and copyedit are also needed. --mav

Carlsbad Caverns National Park has been nominated for a featured article review. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to featured quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, articles are moved onto the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Remove" the article from featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Reviewers' concerns are here.
Sandy (Talk) 01:46, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Jericho page moves[edit]

FYI, your page moves have been reverted. Wikipedia guidelines for page names dictate using the simplest name, not naming for consistency. --Ckatzchatspy 10:04, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

No problem. It's certainly not the first time this has occurred on Wikipedia, and I can appreciate the desire for a consistent approach. The discussions over disambiguation - whether to go for the simplest name, or to go for consistency - have been rather heated at times, so I thought I would adjust your changes before you got caught up in the issue... Cheers, and good work BTW. --Ckatzchatspy 17:12, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

May 2007[edit]

My edit to Harry Potter[edit]

I was trying to add a comment to explain my last edit to Harry Potter and hit the Save button before I checked the "Minor edit" checkbox. This was just a minor edit to make the formatting of the section headers consistent in format; this doesn't change the article's appearance, but does make identifying headers easier when they are all in the same internal format. - Bevo 16:18, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

revision history on Harry Potter and my minor edit[edit]

I just reviewed the edit history of Harry Potter. is my edit, but I see now that I applied it just after Harry Potter was vandalized. I try hard to keep that from happening! I'll try even harder...and, thanks for the vigilance to revert the vandals...I too, do my share of reverting. - Bevo 16:28, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Interpretation of Current spaceflight[edit]

Hi! I notice some of your edit log comments that refer to the instructions at Template:Current spaceflight. I wonder if you could help me understand those? What does it mean by, "routine unradio controlled flights, for example communications satellites". Why are comsats "unradio controlled"? Thanks for any insight you can provide! (sdsds - talk) 02:23, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

To answer your question about that "current spaceflight" template, I take it to mean that it is appropriate only for space exploration type space endeavors, not the spacecraft like communications satellites that are just deployed to augment terrestrial communications, or ones deployed to monitor terrestrial locations or measure terrestrial geography. The wording inside the box speaks of the "mission" with the phrase "Information may change as the mission progresses." - Bevo 04:15, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
Ah yes, this makes sense. Thanks! I understand now this isn't "template:ongoing spaceflight". As a descendent (conceptually, at least) of "template:current", "template:current spaceflight" only applies to spaceflights expected to generate news. (Why didn't I think of that! ;-) (sdsds - talk) 06:01, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Re: Sea Turtle edit[edit]

Steven Colbert mentioned Sea Turtles in reference to Wikipedia on The Colbert Report. I was just semi-protecting the article to preempt any massive surge of Colbert-related vandalism. Best, IronGargoyle 18:08, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Bob O. Evans[edit]

Thanks for editing the article. I think the article also needs a picture of Evans. The IBM website has a picture, an obvious publicity one. I'm not quite up-to-date on licensing laws etc., but maybe you know: Would WP use of the picture fall under "fair use"? Iterator12n Talk 23:17, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

See the text I added to (and the question posed on) -- Iterator12n Talk 03:08, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Formatting cleanup[edit]

Please read Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style_(headings)#Spaces and stop messing with the formatting, especially in removing the black lines that make the source more readable. Dicklyon 20:43, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

( The three entries below were copied from . I include them here to preserve our dialog in total. - Bevo 15:46, 30 July 2007 (UTC) )

Thanks for the pointer to Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style_(headings)#Spaces. My goal is to leave an article's markup with a consistent internal formatting style. (I look at what the majority markup style is and then make it consistent with that style.) What do you do when you edit an article with inconsistent internal style? - Bevo 20:50, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
I sometimes move toward consistent, too, when I edit an article or section. More often, I move toward more space, because it's so hard to find your way around (i.e. to spot headings) when the spaces aren't there. But I wouldn't edit an article just for source style (with the exception of what I just did in reaction to yours that I felt went it a bad direction). Dicklyon 20:54, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
A long time ago, I tended to edit towards my personal preference in internal formatting, and I was criticized for doing that. Until your comment today I've never been criticized for working towards a consistent internal style that is consistent with the majority style already present. I won't edit an article for consistency if it does not already contain a clear majority internal style. - Bevo 21:14, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
Sounds reasonable. Dicklyon 21:20, 29 July 2007 (UTC)


Sorry to bother you but...

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I came across your userpage and noticed you had done a lot of work on Wikipedia, but as far as I could tell no one had given you a barnstar, which seems like a crime to me --Mr.crabby (Talk) 02:07, 11 September 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! - Bevo 11:35, 11 September 2007 (UTC)


What do you think of Bugzilla:11498? — Omegatron 02:56, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

When a user saves a page, the whitespace of the page should be reformatted to
fit a template, so that the markup is kept readable and consistent from article
to article.
Programming_style#Spacing and Indent_style
I'm all for any particular article having consistent internal formatting, but I really don't care what style that is, as long as it is consistent. So, if the software was to fix up an article's internal consistency, then it would first have to determine what the dominant style was already in place for that article, and just fix-up the inconsistent parts, if it does what I sometimes try to do for an article. That sounds like it would be hard to explain to a programmer in such a way that it could be automated. For example, if I can't find a dominant existing style in an article, I just leave it alone until one develops. - Bevo 12:29, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
It would defeat the purpose and be counterproductive if we let each article be a different style. The idea is to make all articles consistent with each other. — Omegatron 13:06, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
I don't think that idea (of absolute consistency) will go over well. I might be wrong. Good luck! - Bevo 03:03, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
Why not? That's the whole point. Why would anyone want one article to be formatted different from another? — Omegatron 15:15, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
It's just that there is no consensus as to what that "one-true-formatting-style" should be. - Bevo 23:27, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:GEBcover.jpg)[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:GEBcover.jpg. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media). If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. 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 all non-free media not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. BetacommandBot 20:18, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

From: Here's another image that is clearly not orphaned that this bot has identified as being orphaned. - Bevo 02:40, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
From: there was an error with the API, all images have been reverted, please dont post further complaints.βcommand 03:14, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Merger proposed: Photometric telescope → Apache Point Observatory[edit]

It has been proposed to merge the content of Photometric telescope into Apache Point Observatory. Since you have previously edited one of these articles, I thought you might be interested. You're welcome to participate in the discussion if you like. --B. Wolterding (talk) 16:23, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

FP delist[edit]

Dear Bevo, Image you have nominated for Featured Picture status is proposed for delisting.

Your comments/suggestions/etc are welcome here

--Mothmolevna ( © ® ) 21:33, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright rationale for Image:CliffnotesRomeoAndJulietCover.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:CliffnotesRomeoAndJulietCover.jpg. You've indicated that the image is being used under a claim of fair use, but you have not provided an adequate explanation for why it meets Wikipedia's requirements for such images. In particular, for each page the image is used on, the image must have an explanation linking to that page which explains why it needs to be used on that page. Can you please check

  • That there is a non-free use rationale on the image's description page for each article the image is used in.
  • That every article it is used on is linked to from its description page.

This is an automated notice by FairuseBot. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. --00:42, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

initial Non-free media rationale template inserted and populated for this image - Bevo (talk) 19:33, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject University of Texas at Austin Collaboration for August 2008[edit]

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The current WP:UT collaboration for the period ending August 31, 2008 is:

List of University of Texas at Austin alumni

Our September 2008 project is TBD. If you would like to nominate an article for a future project or see what articles we've already collaborated on, please visit the Collaboration talk page.

Thanks to all those who helped out with UT Austin-related articles this last month. This month's collaboration needs help with transferring alumni names into the organizational tables in prep for FLC. I look forward to working with you. Hook 'em Horns! --Eustress (talk) 00:57, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

2008 Texas Longhorn football team[edit]

Hi Bevo, thanks for your improvements to 2008 Texas Longhorn football team! I think we are getting this thing pretty good for this point in the season. We need to add more refs on the 2 game summaries, which I will do if no one beats me to it.

I would like to inquire about this edit. My thinking is that the reference is better than no reference. Yes, it goes out of date, but at least people can see what we used as our source, even if they can't go there and see what we saw on the day. I think it should be included and I'd like to see if you agree.

Also, I'm surprised you took out several non-breaking spaces ( ). The last time I took an article to FA, the reviewers were very strict about including these between a quantity adjective (E.g. ten, second,...) and the noun it modifies. Maybe the MOS has changed, or maybe you have a different interpretation?

Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks, Johntex\talk 00:21, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Hey, Bevo, thought you might get a chuckle out of this - I know I did. Best of luck on Saturday's game (but you know who I'll be rooting for!) H2O (talk) 04:13, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject University of Texas at Austin Collaboration for August 2009[edit]

The current WP:UT collaboration for the period ending August 31, 2009 is:

University of Texas at Austin#History

Our September 2009 project is TBD. If you would like to nominate an article for a future project please add a nomination under that month's section or to see what articles we've already collaborated on, please visit the Collaboration talk page.

WP:UT's first priority is getting the flagship article (UT Austin) back to GA status and ultimately, FA status. So lets take this in baby steps and focus on one section at a time, and what better section the the first: history! Any contributions would be appreciated and... Hook 'em Horns! NThomas (talk) 00:52, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:SkylabIemblem10076057.jpg[edit]

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A tag has been placed on File:SkylabIemblem10076057.jpg requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section F1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the image is an unused redundant copy (all pixels the same or scaled down) of an image in the same file format, which is on Wikipedia (not on Commons), and all inward links have been updated.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lәo(βǃʘʘɱ) 05:44, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, is currently undergoing a two-month trial ending 15 August 2010.

Reviewers can review edits made by users who are not autoconfirmed to articles placed under flagged protection. Flagged protection is applied to only a small number of articles, similarly to how semi-protection is applied but in a more controlled way for the trial. The list of articles with pending changes awaiting review is located at Special:OldReviewedPages.

When reviewing, edits should be accepted if they are not obvious vandalism or BLP violations, and not clearly problematic in light of the reason given for protection (see Wikipedia:Reviewing process). More detailed documentation and guidelines can be found here.

If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. Karanacs (talk) 14:30, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Delist nomination[edit]

An image you nominated at FPC has now been put up for deletion. Cowtowner (talk) 15:03, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, Bevo! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

--Kumioko (talk) 02:32, 4 January 2011 (UTC)


Do you plan to do anything with User:Bevo/subpage? It hasn't been touched in 3 years. Ten Pound Hammer, his otters and a clue-bat • (Otters want attention) 02:36, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

I don't need it anymore. How do I request that it be deleted? - Bevo (talk) 15:38, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
I'll tag it as {{Db-u1}}. Ten Pound Hammer, his otters and a clue-bat • (Otters want attention) 22:04, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. - Bevo (talk) 22:43, 20 January 2011 (UTC)


A Barnstar!
A smile for you

You’ve just received a random act of kindness! (talk) 23:18, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
I think that is my first one here. 8-) - Bevo (talk) 23:28, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

iD Software article de-capitalization[edit]

Hi there, I just saw your note at the article on iD Software, asking if there was interest in fixing the name. I'd be willing to lend my support to such an effort. Feel free to drop a note on my talk page if you need some support. Thanks! --Edwin Herdman 05:59, 19 January 2016 (UTC)