User talk:Bob the Wikipedian/Archive/1

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Your recent edit to Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh[edit]

Please do not move or rename a page by copying/pasting its content, because doing so destroys the edit history. (The GFDL requires acknowledgement of all contributors, and editors continue to hold copyright on their contributions unless they specifically give up this right. Hence it is required that edit histories be preserved for all major contributions until the normal copyright expires.)

Because you just recently created your account, you do not have access to the Rename (move) a page feature on Wikipedia yet. For security reasons, it has been disabled for newly created accounts. But in a few days, you should be able to use the feature to move or rename pages.

If you cannot rename a page, or you think that the renaming may be controversial, please go to Wikipedia:Requested moves and list it there. Thanks. Zzyzx11 (Talk) 19:26, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Sir Alf[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, Sir Alf, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Sir Alf. Thank you.


Licence is spelt with a C in many varieties of English, including South African. Zaian 10:40, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Chiming in here as well: my high-school teacher told us that "licence" is the noun, whereas "license" is the verb. This is even noted on wikt:license... dewet| 12:10, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the info, I wasn't aware of that! Bob 13:16, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Foreign language terms in the Wikipedia:Music encyclopedia topics[edit]

I just saw you're working on these lists; I thought I'd point out a discussion we're having about the use of some of the foreign terms (which have common English equivalents and don't seem to be used in the foreign language in English) at Talk:Cadence (music).

It seems like we're leaning toward not including them on the page, but you're welcome to express an opinion. Rigadoun 18:04, 2 June 2006 (UTC)



Hello, Bob the Wikipedian/Archive, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome!

P. S. Why don't you understand Serbian iekav and Montenegrin? --HolyRomanEmperor 17:06, 8 June 2006 (UTC)


Hi Bob,

I added the {{disambig}} tag to your disambig page, I was watching your every move there for a couple of minutes! There would not happen to be a plant with the name as well would there? Graeme Bartlett (talk) 04:32, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

I thought that animals were supposed to have unique names, or don't fossils count? Now that the article is moved and there is a DAB page I am not sure which one should have the AFC project tag, presumably the one with the original content. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 05:22, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
Different projects support various different articles. There is an Articles for Creation project WP:AFCP, that gets articles from WP:AFC, and places a {{WPAFC}} tag on aticles that people contribute. That way we can keep track of how articles improve. (Mostly they don't improve a lot, most make it up to start class we hope). Graeme Bartlett (talk) 05:37, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the award[edit]

Thanks for the award. It was a welcome surprise. Graham87 06:36, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

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Novice editor award[edit]

Your sentiment is appreciated, thanks for the encouragement and recognition, although in fact I've been a Wikipedia editor for over three years. Please keep up this excellent work of seeking out and encouraging promising newcomers. --Anticipation of a New Lover's Arrival, The 08:15, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

That's funny-- Kate's Tool said you were only a member for about a month and a half. And you're welcome. Bob (talk) 14:08, 3 April 2008 (UTC)


For the award... Nearly 4 years now. Rich Farmbrough, 15:43 3 April 2008 (GMT).


Cheers Bob. Yes lol you have to have an edit count of over 135,000 I think -just kidding. Regards ♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 15:59, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for the service award. I never noticed those before. RJFJR (talk) 16:15, 3 April 2008 (UTC)


Hi, Bob;

Thank you for the Veteran star and the Fauna barnstar! Have a great day! J. Spencer (talk) 00:04, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Flip an image[edit]

{{helpme}} In order to comply with the standards for projects such as WikiProject:Fish, how do I flip an image so the fish faces the left instead of the right?Bob the Wikipedian, a WikiDragon (talk) 04:37, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

  • I'll assume that the image is GFDL, which would mean that a slightly altered version would be acceptable. Save the image to your hard drive (if you need help figuring this out, please do ask me), then open it up in an image program such as Photoshop to do your flipping. Save the flipped version, then upload it with a different name than the original image; however, make sure that you have the same license and a note stating that the image was altered. Ten Pound Hammer and his otters(Broken clamshellsOtter chirps) 04:44, 6 April 2008 (UTC)


Hi - I see you have recently created one or more new stub types. As it states at Wikipedia:Stub, at the top of most stub categories, and in many other places on Wikipedia, it is recommended that new stub types are proposed prior to creation at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals, in order to check whether the new stub type is already covered by existing stub types, whether it is named according to stub naming guidelines, whether it is otherwise correctly formatted, whether it reaches the standard threshold for creation of a new stub type, and whether it crosses existing stub type hierarchies. Also, there seems to be some confusion with your creation of this category as to whether it's a stub category or a Stub-Class category (you had it in Category:Fish articles by quality, which would be fine if this was a Stub-Class category, which it isn't). Your new stub type is currently listed at WP:WSS/D - please feel free to make any comments there as to any rationale for this stub type. And please, in future, consider proposing new stub types first! Grutness...wha? 01:39, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Well, as I wrote at WP:WSS/D, your new stub type makes more sense in some ways than the split we've been doing of fish stubs (which is by order). Hopefully someone who knows more about the way fish stubs should be split will commenty there, and we'll see where it goes from there. FWIW, listing it there rather than taking it straight for deletion means there's a good chance that it will be kept or modified as a useful stub type. Grutness...wha? 02:20, 9 April 2008 (UTC)


Not a problem, its a very common mixup.--Kevmin (talk) 20:33, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Image in Actinobacteria[edit]

Hello. Thank you for adding an image in Actinobacteria. However, the image you put is incorrect as E. coli does not belong to this phylum. --Kupirijo (talk) 14:11, 12 April 2008 (UTC)


The source you've supplied at the summary line proves that as of April 2008 Israel and Mexico haven't been supported by CLS, but it doesn't contradict the sentences you've deleted, since they'd indicated that the information about Israel and about Mexico relates to May 2008 rather than to April. Eliko (talk) 07:50, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Remember that any statistics must have a citation. While it may not contradict the website, I could easily post that they accept Native American seashells, but this would not be acceptable, since there is no source to back me up on it. Please post a relevant source if you would like to add Israeli and Mexican denominations. Bob the Wikipedian, the Tree of Life WikiDragon (talk) 14:26, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
There are many sources backing the deleted information, e.g. here. If you want more sources - you can find it very easily - here. Eliko (talk) 20:42, 13 April 2008 (UTC)


I am allie if any WikiKnights come and slay you. Tackle Bros. 17:07 13 April 2008 —Preceding comment was added at 00:07, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Talk:Euclidean geometry&action=edit[edit]

Hi, you have accidentally created a very oddly named talk page. I will respond here instead of there, and that page should be nominated for speedy deletion.

I turned the Parabolic geometry page into a redirect because it seemed to be a disambiguation page which wasn't disambiguating between anything. That is, disambig pages are meant to be a list of links to wikipedia articles with similar names, basically, but that page didn't appear to be doing that. I must say, though, that I know absolutely nothing about any of the mathematics related topics that the page was discussing, and I merely came upon this while doing cleanup on various disambiguation pages. If you feel that the page is best left the way it is, just remove the redirect, which would be far simpler than trying to explain to me what the page is actually trying to discuss. --Xyzzyplugh (talk) 20:18, 15 April 2008 (UTC)