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In the "Chinese checkers" article (en) you added a link to the article Kinaskak (da), but this article does not exist. I killed your link because it is a dead link. If you plan to write an article in the dansk version, please add the link in the english version after you wrote it, in order to avoid dead links.

Anyway, I discovered this trying to view the dansk version: in the page I clicked on "søge efter Kinaskak" ( and i saw that skak means chess... but chinese checkers and chinese chess are not the same game: maybe you added the link to the wrong article in the english version. Please control it.

Freude.schoner.gotterfunken--en 00:43, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for that, I just assumed that Chinese checkers and Chinese chess was the same game, but now I remember that Checkers in danish isn't "Skak", but "Dam". My bad. Thanks for helping :)

I am currently working on my first article "Helgenæs, how do i catagorize it the article? Thanks in advance. Still new at this :)

By now, it is categorized (I saw you categorized it the day after: well done ;-).

Can I give you an advice? when you edit a page and want to see how it is, use the <show preview> button instead of the <save page button>, in order to avoid an uneusefully long history of the article (if you don't know that articles have an history, the link to it is on the top of the page: it's a very useful tool). Also, when you decide to save, if you made very few changes, there's the <this is a minor edit> square just on the <save page> button: it makes an m to appear in the history, and helps to find just the important changes. I advise you because I saw lots of changes in your article, which look like just attempts to make the category-sintax work ;-)

Freude.schoner.gotterfunken--en 01:45, 17 November 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the advice. I know about the article history, but not about the "Minor Edit" button, thanks alot. I will try to cut down on my updates :-)

Bobber0001 19:47, 19 November 2006 (UTC)


Welcome To Wikipedia

Greeting Bobber0001,

I wanted to be one of the first to wish you good luck on your adventures on Wikipedia. If you need any help please let me know. I hope you enjoy yourself, I recommend you take a look at some of the links below, even if you already know about Wikipedia.
If you want to try out what your writing before you post it, try playing at the Sandbox. There, you can test out anything for fun.
To contact me with questions or concerns, leave a comment HERE.
Good Luck and hope to hear from you soon!
Matthew Brandon Yeager

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Hello! I see your seeking adoption. If your still interested I'd me more then happy to answer your questions and help you out. You can respond back to this by leaving a message here. If you have decided that you no longer wish to be adopted, please remove the adoptee's userbox from your userpage. Thanks, hope to hear from you soon! Matthew Yeager 01:19, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

I was asking you if you wanted to be adopted or if you were no longer interested. Since you are interested I can add you to my list!

Adoption Program[edit]

Hello again and welcome to the adoption program!

Please take some time to think about what you would like out of this program and what you can devote to it. After you have thought about this please message me on my talk page about which areas you would like to focus on. As well, if you are completely new or you are not sure, you can let me know that and I can give you a general overview. You will get as much as you put in with this program. If you would like me to be someone that you can ask questions to every once and a while, then thats who i'll be. Yet, if you wish to be in constant contact with me and have me go over your work with you each day or so, then thats who i will be. This is your choice, just please let me know :P

Also if you could please remove the adoptee userbox from your userpage so that others know you have been adopted. If you like you can replace it with this user box:

Thank you for your time, Matthew Yeager 13:47, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

let me know what interests you have and maybe we can go through some of those pages and see if you have any contributions you wanna make... that way we can test it out and work on things... then start making some edits! if you have any questions just let me know buddy, Matthew Yeager 06:51, 2 May 2007 (UTC)


alright... we will be bumping up that HTML knowledge to more then a 10 soon! saw your post, awesome thanks for getting back to me so quickly! i'll sit down and give you some more feed back later today on which are better categories to focus on and how to do that. In the mean time i think this is exactly what your looking for. Let me know if it is or not. As well, let me know if you have any further questions. Matthew Yeager 13:08, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

I've been know to have some HTML skillz ^.^ I'll definitely get back to with the above mentioned things and the status bar later tonight. I can only answer small questions during the day (EST) and then i'm able to provide larger, in depth responses at night. i knew i found exactly what you needed ;)
i take care of my adoptees, no worries. let me know if you need anything else man, Matthew Yeager 19:01, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
meh, sorry you have to be bothered with that guy... long story, ends with him being wrong so he isnt too happy. anyways, status time. the status changing is very cool and involves some javascript (a computer language). It makes it so there are 3 buttons for me to click (in, busy, out) and it automatically changes my status for me!

First the javascript that does that:

 addOnloadHook(function (){
 var subpage = "/Status";
 var scheme = "/StatusTemplate";
 var subpagelink = wgServer + "/w/index.php?title=User:" + encodeURIComponent(wgUserName + subpage);
 var logout = document.getElementById( 'pt-logout' );
 //Add the links
 addPortletLink("p-personal", subpagelink + "&action=edit&newstatus=in", "In", "pt-status-in", "I'm in!", "", logout);
 addPortletLink("p-personal", subpagelink + "&action=edit&newstatus=busy", "Busy", "pt-status-busy", "I'm busy!", "", logout);
 addPortletLink("p-personal", subpagelink + "&action=edit&newstatus=out", "Out", "pt-status-out", "I'm out!", "", logout);
 if (location.href.indexOf("&action=edit&newstatus=") == -1) return; //Are we here to auto-edit the status?
 //Get new status
 var statusRegExp = /&action=edit&newstatus=(.*)/;
 var status = statusRegExp.exec(location.href)[1];
 //Modify the form
 document.getElementById('wpTextbox1').value = "User:"+wgUserName+scheme+"";
 document.getElementById('wpSummary').value = "Status: "+status;
 document.getElementById('wpMinoredit').checked = 'checked';
 //Submit it!

you can copy that exactly and place it in your User:Bobber0001/monobook.js page (yea i knwo you prolly didnt even know its there! but it is! and its cool so save that. as you go around and meet other people you can see all the cool things javascript can do. there is also a script that gives you a button to click for vandalism... it reverts the vandalism and opens up the offenders page automaticially so you can warn them! its really neat but we can look at that once we master this.

so as well as that page you need to make two other pages. 1 = User:Bobber0001/StatusTemplate there you need to put:

 <span style="color:green; padding:5px">''My current WikiStatus:''</span> '''{{ #switch: {{{1|out}}}
 | in=<span style="color:green;">online</span>
 | busy=<span style="color:orange;">around</span>
 | out=<span style="color:red;">offline</span>

save that, now you have to press alt + ctrl + click refresh and then the three buttons should show up next to the log out button on the top right of the screen. click one of those and it will create the page user:Bobber0001/Status for you, fill it in and everything will be cool.

all you have to do is put {{User:Bobber0001/Status}} on any page you want it displayed! let me know if you have any problems with it. Matthew Yeager 14:01, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

try now[edit]

i see it on your page!!! it should be working fine now!!!

you forgot the {{ and }} on teh status page :P
now you are very cool with your in and out buttons 8)

now its working, there was spacing in the code on the last line of the STATUSTEMPLATE page. all should be well now ? Matthew Yeager 18:57, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
try it now ? Matthew Yeager 18:59, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

be sure to ctrl shift refresh and try coping this again exactly[edit]

// STATUS CHANGER addOnloadHook(function (){

 var subpage = "/Status";
 var scheme = "/StatusTemplate";
 var subpagelink = wgServer + "/w/index.php?title=User:" + encodeURIComponent(wgUserName + subpage);
 var logout = document.getElementById( 'pt-logout' );
 //Add the links
 addPortletLink("p-personal", subpagelink + "&action=edit&newstatus=in", "In", "pt-status-in", "I'm in!", "", logout);
 addPortletLink("p-personal", subpagelink + "&action=edit&newstatus=busy", "Busy", "pt-status-busy", "I'm busy!", "", logout);
 addPortletLink("p-personal", subpagelink + "&action=edit&newstatus=out", "Out", "pt-status-out", "I'm out!", "", logout);
 if (location.href.indexOf("&action=edit&newstatus=") == -1) return; //Are we here to auto-edit the status?
 //Get new status
 var statusRegExp = /&action=edit&newstatus=(.*)/;
 var status = statusRegExp.exec(location.href)[1];
 //Modify the form
 document.getElementById('wpTextbox1').value = "User:"+wgUserName+scheme+"";
 document.getElementById('wpSummary').value = "Status: "+status;
 document.getElementById('wpMinoredit').checked = 'checked';
 //Submit it!




i'll look over the js again... its making me sad... its hard because i cant really see whats going on cause i cant like push your in out busy buttons to test it. you can always check out my pages to compare for your self as well. user:Matthew Yeager/monobook.js user:Matthew Yeager/Status user:Matthew Yeager/StatusTemplate

awesome topics of interest, alot of ours overlap. but one thing was scary...

 Dimensions - Aren't they just awesome? And I'm not talking about three spacial and one time. I'm talking about numerous! It really annoys me though, that my ridiculous human brain is not able to comprehend how a four-dimensional world would be like.

you know we are currently living in 4 dimensions... right ? do you know what the 4th is ? lol, go check it out. Matthew Yeager 00:20, 4 May 2007 (UTC)


no worries man, have fun at the party !!! catchya later! Matthew Yeager 14:44, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

sweet, glad you had an awesome party. let me know when your ready to combat this javascript some more :/ Matthew Yeager 05:39, 8 May 2007 (UTC)


Hi Bobber0001!

My name is Henrik, and i primarily use the danish wikipedia. I've noticed, that you have translated an article about Apartheid into danish. Is it possible for you to format the article to fit wikipedias standard? I've tried a bit, but it seems hard when you haven't translated it yourself. Maybe you have a picture or two also?

If you want to, you could make the article look very nice, and maybe nominate it for Featured Article of the Week? The possibilities are endless..

--HenrikRomby 18:51, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Notability of Epidermic menace[edit]

A tag has been placed on Epidermic menace, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done because the article appears to be about a person, group of people, band, club, company, or web content, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is notable: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not assert the subject's importance or significance may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable.

If you think that you can assert the notability of the subject, you may contest the deletion. To do this, add {{hangon}} on the top of the page (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag) and leave a note on the article's talk page explaining your position. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would confirm the subject's notability under Wikipedia guidelines.

For guidelines on specific types of articles, you may want to check out our criteria for biographies, for web sites, for bands, or for companies. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Corvus cornix 22:14, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

I never said the article was "offensive". I merely tagged it for not meeting wikipedia's notabilty standards. Did you read the linked pages above? Corvus cornix 22:37, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

And I didn't delete it, as I don't have that capability, I tagged it, and an admin did the deleting. Corvus cornix 22:38, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Deleted page[edit]

I am sorry. Would you please remind me of the name of the article which I deleted (because when they are gone an editor's name is not enough to retrieve them) and I will review it, discuss with you, and restore if appropriate.--Anthony.bradbury"talk" 22:31, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Epidermic menace[edit]

Hi there; firstly, you created the article with a lower case "m" in menace. This makes a difference when I try to find it.

Secondly, I have restored the article as it was, incuding the tags. I will take no further part, but I must say that as it stands the article is certain to be speedy deleted again, on the basis that it does not satisfy speedy guidelines. You will have, probably, a short time to improve the article before it vanishes again. --Anthony.bradbury"talk" 22:53, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

If you want to contest the deletion, you need to explain on the article's Talk page how it meets Wikipedia's notability criteria, just putting up a :hangon" tag doesn't do anything. Corvus cornix 22:56, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Our messagers crossed in transit. --Anthony.bradbury"talk" 23:01, 15 June 2007 (UTC)


ay, just wanted to see how you were doing and if you had any questions. been a while since we've talked, making sure you are doing well about wiki : ) MatthewYeager 08:27, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Epidermic menace[edit]

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Ay! Very good to hear you are still alive :D I completely understand what you mean about just jumping in and fixing typos... how have you been ? Ready for summer to just get here or what ! MatthewYeager 05:54, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

WTF Reply[edit]

LOL... I'm often very confused by the extraneous over abundance of talk-pages on Wikipedia as well. More confusing though, is some of the unusually long delay-times I've been experiencing lately, waiting for the database to catch up to what I've see on my screen, or vice versa. I fully blame that database-lag for being the reason I initially misunderstood the comments you wrote. I could see the changes made to the article, but was still unable to see the user who made them... and erroneously assumed it must have been you.

Sorry I'm unable to answer your questions concerning the "correct" talk-page location for leaving your comments and/or replies... it's something I've always been unsure of myself. I get the basic impression however, that if you're replying to a specific user, you do so on THEIR talk-page, and they will reply back to yours in return. If the discussion pertains to a specific article, I believe the entire dialogue is expected to transpire on the talk-page of that article. Hope that helps. Have yourself a great day! :) -- WikHead (talk) 16:18, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

RE: WTF[edit]

Hey Bobber. Rest assured, I did not consider your .wtf entry a joke entry. I was actually referring to the last 3 entries that had no links whatsoever (Where's the Fire?, Way to Fly, Wasn't That Funny (TLC)). The reason I deleted the file extension is that there was no mention of "wtf" in either the World of Warcraft or the Blizzard Entertainment articles. DAB pages are for navigation, not information. If someone were looking for the .wtf file extension and came to the DAB page, those articles would not provide anything further on the files themselves. I'm not saying .wtf is "made up" or even insignificant, it simply isn't explained in the target article. This is a general rule I use when cleaning up DAB pages, but of course I'm not the final word on what goes in. Feel free to re-add it if you think it's justified. Better yet, perhaps you could add a sentence or two about the file (what it contains, what it's used for) in the WoW article. Hoof Hearted (talk) 15:22, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

I've been reviewing my edit, and it looks like I may have been more selective on my "rule" than I should have been. "WTF" only appears in 5 of the 12 target articles currently on the dab page. Even the article I would consider the default, what the fuck, doesn't list it. I suppose I felt WTF was at least a possible acronym for all the titles, and the rest were judgment calls. I'll try to work it into the fuck article, and again, feel free to add the Warcraft Text File back in if you'd like. Hoof Hearted (talk) 17:33, 21 April 2008 (UTC)


Hi Bobber,

I've noticed you've been removing galleries containing File:I-Butane-2D-Skeletal.svg from articles because you think the image is wrong and doesn't show isobutane.

I'm pretty sure it's right. What's the problem? See isobutane:

I-Butane-2D-Skeletal.svg Isobutane-numbered-2D-skeletal.png Isobutane-numbered-2D.png

Ben (talk) 13:03, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

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re mesembrine edit[edit]

Without a peer reviewed source cited for resemblance by SAR the observed similarity is spurious. The cited source is not published and peer reviewed. If there is more than a spurious resemblance and it is notable for the pharmacological activity this will show up sooner or later in appropriate sources. Please see WP:MEDRS for guidance to reliable sources. Encyclopedic facts are generally supported by reliable secondary sources, in exceptional cases they are supported by peer reviewed primary sources during the research stage. Only after they have left the speculative phase they are encyclopedic. The mere observation of some structural resemblance and pharmacological profile is in itself interesting but too speculative to be encyclopedic fact. So wait and see. (talk) 22:13, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation. It makes a lot more sense now. Cheers! Bobber0001 (talk) 22:19, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Phonetic transcription[edit]


You'll probably want to start from checking the International Phonetic Alphabet for any transcription issues. At least /kʷ/ is just standard notation for a labialized (ie. "w-like") variety of /k/.

But, as you might have noticed, IPA doesn't cover everything out there in use. E.g. Americanist phonetic notation and Uralic Phonetic Alphabet are two other major systems still in competition. And PIE in particular is studied by such a variety of scholars that it's impossible to put together any single resource that would list all symbols used in the field. (It gets even more out of hand once you branch into individual Indo-European families: Iranology, Germanistics, etc. all have some parochial notation systems in use, though once you have some familiarity with the general tendencies of phonetic transcription you can make educated gesses without much difficulty.)

For your particular examples: /qᵘ/ continues the superscript = secondary articulation standard. So, linguists who prefer to transcribe the back semivowel as "*u̯" rather than IPA "*w" (to highlight its equivalence with the vowel /u/), may go as far as to replace the superscript ʷ with superscript ᵘ for labialized consonants (even though those are purely consonants). Similarly, kʲ might get replaced by kⁱ. Sometimes you'll also see kʸ, reflecting an English-centric notation for semivowels, i.e. *y rather than IPA *j for the front semivowel. There are several things the use of /q/ rather than /k/ as a base could signify, impossible to tell without the context.

Using haceks, /š ž/ for the postalveolars /ʃ ʒ/ ("sh zh") is pretty common across linguistics. (I don't think I've ever seen an *š suggested for PIE, though.) I think we have pretty good pages on WP for most individual diacritics by now: in most cases like this you should be able to just look it up (index @ Diacritic) and see what it says about usage in linguistics.

What "/ä/" means likely depends on the context again however. IE-wise, it's used in transcription of Tocharian to stand for a close central unrounded vowel, i.e. /ɨ/ in the IPA. Germanic and Uralic studies use /ä/ for a front open vowel, IPA /æ/, as in "cat", and some English dialectology takes the opposite direction using /ä/ for a back open vowel, IPA /ɑː/, as in "father"; but it's also a valid IPA symbol standing for a "pure" central open vowel akin to Spanish a.
— /ǟ/, by contrast, is almost certain to represent a long version of whatever /ä/ is. IPA normally reserves macrons for tone-related usage, but their original purpose is exactly vowel length and that may be a more common sight to this day.

This should help for starters. Don't mind asking if I've been too technical in here… --Trɔpʏliʊmblah 10:55, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

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