User talk:Black Stripe

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Thanks for your acknowledgment[edit]

You wrote: Just wanted to say thanks so much for helping out on the Bongo (antelope) article I'm working on. I'm new to this so please help out as much as you can! You bet, my buddy. You have done a great job! See you soon. --Rednblu 20:35, 19 September 2006 (UTC)


I'm a wikipedian and I haven't seen wikipedia for a while. I edited the article Bongo (antelope) a lot and wow! You've really shown effort as a new wikipedian! One more thing. You need to organize each part of the article better. But overall, wow! I give you an A! Nice work! I am not trying to get your personal info. but what grade are you in? Himanyo 01:55, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Inline references[edit]

See here:WP:CITE and here:WP:CITET for info about how to produce inline references. Michael Jordan, an article that I'm the main contributor/writer on, has correct referencing style, you could just copy the methods used there. I can't really add the references myself because that would require me to learn and read all the info about the animal. Maybe you can just show me each source and I'll teach you how to add them. Quadzilla99 02:02, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Bongo FAC[edit]

As for the Bongo FAC,it's much better. I just ran AndyZ's PR script and put it on the talk page. You should work through it, the script is pretty good, but has a few bugs. Someone will probably tell you to get rid of the gallery, work the pics into appropriate sections of the body. As for refs, you need to tie them to pertinent body sections and footnote them. I'm teach you. We'll start with web refs, tell me what web refs apply to what lines of the body, and I'll footnote them for you. A ref can be used more than once. let's put all our talk on the bongo thread you started on my talk page, that way we're not bouncing back and forth. Rlevse 02:12, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

I've rechecked and I am happy with the text. However I can not support it until the inline citation is up to stuff. Tirronan 02:42, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Hey there, Black Stripe. I'd normally love to help you out, but I'm in a bit of a crunch for time at the moment, so I'll keep it brief. The sections in WP:Footnotes regarding how to use footnotes has gotten pretty useful in the last few months with a few visual demonstrations. Once you get the hang of it, it's pretty easy. You essentially just do this:

Hi Black Stripe! I've looked at this but there is still no inline citation which is about all that it lacks. Look at WP:Cite and WP:Footnotes for help on this. Once you do that I will support it. This is a pretty article. Tirronan 17:39, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

==My section==

I am very, very awesome.<ref>Doe, John. (2006). ''JHMM13'', New York: Awesome Book Publisher. ISBN 1-234-56789-0.</ref>



And it will end up looking like this:

My section[edit]

I am very, very awesome.[1]


  1. ^ Doe, John. (2006). JHMM13, New York: Awesome Book Publisher. ISBN 1-234-56789-0 Parameter error in {{isbn}}: Invalid ISBN..

Please excuse me if I've added far too much to your talk page :-D. If you want to see how I do it myself, here's an article I'm currently attempting to bring to FA status: Domenico Selvo. Cheers, JHMM13 06:10, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Inline citations[edit]

The article still has no inline citations. This is something that is going to take a while to do and will be a non-starter for an FAC. Once you've got all that checked out and enough citations to match the claims made in the article (check out recently-nominated FAs fo an idea of the density that is generally sought), let me know and I'll check out the prose. JHMM13 17:53, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

I've rechecked your article and you now have inline citations. You may want to add a few more but I will support it. Tirronan 16:46, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Bongo (antelope) Vandalism[edit]

Thanks for your message. I just happened to be scanning the Recent Changes page and saw what appeared to be vandalism, so I reverted the edits. It looks like you have done a lot to improve this article so keep up the good work! DAJF 00:54, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Textile arts[edit]

Hello. I notice you've been making some nice edits to textile arts articles. Perhaps you'd be interested in joining WikiProject Textile Arts? --Eyrian 15:59, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Microwave oven[edit]

G'day. I note that much of what you put into the microwave oven section is a copy of a document that has been floating around the internet for years. This document was debunked several years ago. You may wish to read: Microwaves, Nazis, cults... Gillyweed (talk) 21:29, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Coeliac disease and passover[edit]

You have changed coeliac disease to read that one must consult a rabbi in particular circumstances. Obviously this is correct, but an encyclopedia simply cannot instruct its readers to go talk to a rabbi - encyclopedias never instruct their readers to do anything (see WP:IINFO). I am not up-to-date with recent responsa about coeliac disease. Therefore, if you could produce a recent summary of halachic views on coeliacs eating matzo on Pesach that would be much better. JFW | T@lk 06:01, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your message. It would be very good if you could find a published version of the opinion of Dayan Westheim shlita, because it is highly representative of the conundrum. I think the present version simply does not discuss the possibility of "I am coeliac and have no oat matzo, am I obliged to eat wheat matzo on Seder night?" JFW | T@lk 10:28, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Help with WW2 image rights[edit]

While I have no reason to doubt what the Auschwitz museum says in regards to the images of the plan of the crematoria and the catchment map, since your photos are derivative works that the museum is apparently responsible for, here's an explanation. The image of the crematorium 2 ovens is part of the Bauleitung (construction department) album, thus it was taken 1942/1943 when the large crematoria were being built. German World War Two photographs originally had a copyright of 25 years, so its copyright expired in 1967/1968. The problem is that European copyright was harmonised, with the law coming into effect in Germany in 1995. This means that the image is copyrighted in both Germany and since in accordance with the January 1, 1996 date, even in the United States too.

Wow that was an essay, sorry, and apologies further if it doesn't make sense (I've basically paraphrased this for you). This message in a nutshell: German WW2 photographs, such as those in the Bauleitung album, are copyrighted. None of them are public domain, no matter what the Auschwitz authorities/USHMM/Yad Vashem say. Hope this helps. Regards, WilliamH (talk) 19:27, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

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Electronic tuner[edit]

Hey, thanks for the note, and great work with the article! Of course, it will need references eventually. But most of the material looks solid and uncontroversial, so there ought to be plenty of time to find sources. --Allen (talk) 04:28, 27 July 2008 (UTC)


Welcome to the WikiProject Guitarists. Anger22 (Talk 2 22) 21:49, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

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Hey, thanks for uploading the image File:Non-Intergrated_Electronic_Ballast.jpg. I just wanted to ask... are you sure this is an external ballast with a starter motor? Of course, I have just about no knowledge of electrical things, but to my (very untrained) eyes, it looks very similar to the images we have of internal ballasts on CFLs. Also, do you have any other images of external ballasts for CFLs? Thanks, Joren (talk) 12:16, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your response. It's ok to respond here, I'll know when you reply to me :) - So...when you say "motor", are you talking about the coil in the lower middle? Sorry, using that word threw me off a little. I guess maybe I'm expecting something more like: Starter motor, something used to make another motor go. I guess I would not normally think to call that a motor. After searching around here, seems like most articles just call it a "flourescent lamp starter" or just "starter".
Also, about internal/external - seems like since non-integrated CFLs do not include the ballast, and are more narrow, the ballast usualy has to be perpendicular to the panel so it doesn't get too wide. See the image on the left; the socket is square, not circular, right?
. In CFLs, the bulb is circular, and wider in the middle, but it has to be short, and it also has to work in conventional bulb sockets, so the ballast has to be integrated within the bulb. so therefore, they have it parallel to the circular panel, like on the right.
I guess that's why it seems to me that maybe your image is from an internal ballast, since it is circular and it seems to have the white plastic housing right behind it. Did you take the photograph yourself, or did it come from the Commons?

Any or all of this could be very wrong of course :) I don't have specialized knowledge of CFLs. Joren (talk) 14:30, 5 December 2009 (UTC)


Any interest in dermatology? If so, we are looking for more help with the Dermatology task force, more specifically the Bolognia push. There is still a lot of potential for many new articles and redirects. If interested, I can send you the login information? ---kilbad (talk) 23:40, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Permission to Use a Photo[edit]

Hi Black Stripe, I would like to use the image of the restored carding machine at quarry Bank Mill which you have uploaded to wikipedia in an educational textile text book and am requesting permission to do so - although the licence has said the image can be used my publisher is insisting that I have specific written permission from the owner of photographic works. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Regards Bev Ashford — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bev's Book (talkcontribs) 15:38, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

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