User talk:Big Smooth/Archive 1

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Yang Yang (S)

What does the "S" mean? User:Zoe|(talk) 23:05, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

Cool, thanks. User:Zoe|(talk) 00:00, 27 February 2006 (UTC)


Newbie question, but is there any reason to have the article List of Albanian writers when there is also Category:Albanian writers? The article seems unnecessary. It seems to me the category could be expanded to include all of the writers in the article, then the article could be listed on AfD. Is this correct? -Big Smooth 21:49, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

You might be able to find your answer here: In fact, both categories and lists each have their own uses, and not all advantages that a list can offer, can be offered by categories. --JoanneB 22:12, 6 March 2006 (UTC)


Hey! I've been around here for a few months, but just the other day came across the Willamette Alumni category. I'm sure there are others too who just don't know where to look... What years were you there? I was 1999-2003. Anthropology and Art Studio major. Well, I'll see you around! romarinRosemary white bg.jpg[talk to her ] 23:28, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

Summaries, etc.

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New Carissa

Thanks for the edits on New Carissa, especially for digging up more information on the ship's specs. I've added a bit more detail on the initial rescue attempts.

So... you think this could become a feature article? It's looking pretty good right now.--EngineerScotty 18:35, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Help needed

Not sure what warning template to use or what to do about something like this. Also note this. -Big Smooth 23:26, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Note that he/she does seem to make some positive contributions, if you ignore the copyright violations. -Big Smooth 23:28, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Just put {{subst:test1}} ~~~~ on their talk pages for both.

--Pilot|guy (roger that) 23:29, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Doesn't impersonating another editor (an admin, no less) call for something a little more specific, though? This person is experienced enough to know what they're doing is wrong. -Big Smooth 23:31, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Here is a complete list of warning templates. This might help better. --Pilot|guy (roger that) 23:37, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

I'm familiar with that list, I just didn't feel any of them quite fit. I went ahead and just wrote something from scratch. Thanks. -Big Smooth 23:55, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to VandalProof!

Thank you for your interest in VandalProof, Big Smooth! You have now been added to the list of authorized users, so if you haven't already, simply download and install VandalProof from our main page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any other moderator, or you can post a message on the discussion page. Prodego talk 15:48, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks so much, I really appreciate that

Thanks for the Running Man Barnstar award. You made my day! I have noticed and appreciated your work also. I remember adding some minor amplifications to a page you created. I was impressed how you did it all in one edit. --Hokeman 00:42, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

If you want can you take a look at Infiniti G20?

I noticed some of your edits and would like it if you took a look at the Infiniti G20 article. No pressure if you do not feel like it. Zoli Elo 06:16, 29 June 2006 (UTC) ":You did a far better job than I could have. Thank you and I will do as you suggest. Zoli Elo 18:52, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

What are you talking about?

My edit to Juninho is perfectly fine. It is not nonsense but merely how his name was spelled during an exhibition game in Haifa. Check that shit out, yadadadamean?

Free images

Lots of images can be found at the NOAA website, which is linked to from the article. Each of them is public domain due to being US government works. A few things I would like to do before taking this article to FAC:

  • Find better sources for environmental worries about various cleanup options (including doing nothing).
  • Did the state legislative emergency board approve use of the settlement funds for cleanup? The fact that the state is negotiating with a shipbreaking firm to remove the wreck suggests so, but I haven't found a link for that yet. There was concern that some in the state legislature might divert the funds for other purposes, or find a way to refund it to taxpayers.
  • Do a couple more style checks, to make sure the prose is brilliant. :)

--EngineerScotty 16:57, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

Think it's ready? --EngineerScotty 21:28, 16 August 2006 (UTC)


Other Oregon articles I've been working on, if you want to have a go at 'em:

Likewise, if you have any other articles you want me to look at, let me know!

--EngineerScotty 22:44, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

Page moves

Double redirects As you can see, I've fixed several dozen double redirects by hand, but I missed that one. Thank you for the heads-up; I'll try to be more careful, but I want you to know that I'm aware of the problems associated with page moves, and I'm trying to be attentive to them. -Justin (koavf)·T·C·M 15:58, 23 August 2006 (UTC)


Hello Big Smooth. Thanks for contributing to that Persis Drell page awhile back. I rally appreciate it! --Kramer 20:17, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

SCOTUS cases in Category:Oregon law

Hello, please don't add any articles about U.S. Supreme Court cases to Category:Oregon law. That category is for articles whose subject is Oregon state laws, not simply any federal case in which Oregon laws may have been discussed or that originated in Oregon courts. Oregon Ballot Measure 16 (1994) is an Oregon law; Gonzales v. Oregon which dealt with its preemption was not an Oregon law. There is a way to intersect that information without confusing the category structure, through lists such as Oregon Supreme Court decisions reviewed by the Supreme Court of the United States (or similar such titles) that I've been intending to create (see Category:United States Supreme Court opinions by justice and Category:United States Supreme Court opinions by term for some of my work on case lists/tables). Such a list would then go in an as-yet uncreated Category:Oregon state case law. But please keep the Oregon law category focused on actual laws, rather than cases about laws. Thanks, Postdlf 17:46, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

ARA Veinticinco de Mayo

Thks for the cleanup of the article done a while back! Jor70 18:30, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Sure... must have been a busy day, 'cause I don't even remember doing that! :P -Big Smooth 18:44, 14 September 2006 (UTC)
 :-)) a great job! .- Jor70 23:18, 14 September 2006 (UTC)


Big: I had put Platt pic at left because of a basic design principle in which figures/faces looking to the right are positioned on the left. Pepso 17:34, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Okay... just that I find images are moved because many who move either do not know about graphic design or don't see the logic of the idea. Even some designers are not "natural" designers! Thanks for response. Pepso 20:26, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Strikethrough of my vote

I certainly hope it wasn't you who vandalized my vote and struck through my original one on "Big Block of Cheese Day"

No biggie, I'm sure I'd make the same mistake. God Bless.

Big Block of Cheese day

Hey, Its been past the 5 day mark for wikipedia's deletion policy on Big Block of cheese day and the vote is 3 keeps and 2 deletes. What happens now?