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Welcome to the Wikipedia![edit]

Hello, and Welcome to the Wikipedia, Bobo12345! Thanks for the contributions over on the Minamata disease article. Here are a few perfunctory tips to hasten your acculturation into the Wikipedia experience:

And some odds and ends: Cite your sources, Civility, Conflict resolution, How to edit a page, How to write a great article, Pages needing attention, Peer review, Policy Library, Verifiability, Village pump, and Wikiquette; also, you can sign your name on any page by typing four tildes: Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:22, 20 October 2016 (UTC). Best of luck, Bobo12345, and most importantly, have fun! Ombudsman 05:54, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Image:Minamata Chisso Industrial Waste.jpg[edit]

Perhaps leaving a request for assistance at the Village pump might be the fastest way to get help from editors more experienced with handling image copyrights. Judging from your comments, it seems likely that you might find more specifics about the copyright status at the website where you found the image; that could also speed the process. Good luck! Ombudsman 23:06, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

I dunno, but it's probably not a good idea[edit]

It looks like as if that site DOES NOT have the direct rights from a lot of those photographers for the use of their images. Therefore, copying anything from that site is dangerous from a legal perspective unless you can prove that the work is so old it is in the public domain. But very few works are in the public domain; they have to be created before 1923 or 1924, I think.

Fair use might be possible but I really doubt it. You'd have to use a small portion of the work (for example, a tiny corner might suffice), or resample it at a very small size until it's barely recognizable, etc. Fair use is usually very difficult to get away with; the exception is parodies, which are protected under fair use thanks to Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc..

The point is that no one can just go around licensing stuff which they themselves do not hold the license for. It's like that old joke about the guy who asks you if you'd like to buy the Brooklyn Bridge. --Coolcaesar 20:09, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Two reasons, one of them misplaced[edit]

First, it looked like a cut&paste. Second was that axe murder junk is being used by the Colbert Report vandals. The revert was probably badly placed though and the colbert vandals have been distracting me. As for moves though, the GFDL requires that all edits be attributed. Axe_Murder_Incident looks like a slight rewording for a changed title, except Operation_Paul_Bunyan has a long edit history which should be preserved for the GFDL. Here's what I propose you do. Go to Axe Murder Incident, tag it with {{db-author}}, but copy your text to a private place for safekeeping. An administrator will be along shortly to delete the article. Then, go to Operation Paul Bunyan and click the move tab, just to the right of the history tab. Enter a the axe murder name in and move the page(check the talk page move too). From there, open the editing of the article again, and paste in your new naming scheme. In this way, you will have moved and renamed the article, but given it a new name while still preserving the GFDL. Let me know what you think of this. Kevin_b_er 06:04, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Links to redirects[edit]

Hi, I see you've been replacing links to Operation Paul Bunyan with links that read [[Axe Murder Incident|Operation Paul Bunyan]]. Please don't do that, as it's unnecessary and it complicates both the source code and the logical structure of the affected articles. For details, see Wikipedia:Redirect#Don't fix links to redirects that aren't broken. Melchoir 17:09, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

link to British[edit]

Hello, when you want to link to the article about something British, please do not link to British, as that is a disambiguation page (which nothing should be linked to). Instead link to the one of the options found on that page such as United Kingdom or Great Britain by writing out [[United Kingdom|British]] or [[Great Britain|British]]. Regards, Jeff3000 14:40, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for updating Portal[edit]

Hi Bobo12345, and thanks for updating the selected article on Portal:Japan. Hard to believe I didn't update it, since I've visited the Portal several times this week. Fg2 01:47, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

Macrons in Oita[edit]

Hi Bobo12345, The macrons you added to those two articles appear quite appropriate to me. Thanks for doing those. Fg2 08:13, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Re Macrons and the Infobox Prefecture Japan template[edit]

Hi Bobo12345,

...Any way of doctoring [{{Infobox Prefecture Japan}}] so that we can get rid of [[[Category:Districts in Ōita Prefecture]]] and get it to point to [[Category:Districts in Oita Prefecture]]?

Hmm... In other words, if I've understood correctly, for the template to "de-macroniz/se" names automatically...?  If so, I'm afraid I don't know, although I suspect that if it is possible, the code might be cumbersome...

A solution that would seem to work with rather than despite macrons would be to permit them in category names, to which those versions without macrons are {{categoryredirect}}ed...?

Sorry not to be more helpful, David Kernow (talk) 11:56, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

I've fixed this (there was an existing DistrictCategory parameter). -- Rick Block (talk) 14:21, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
Wow! Very speedy, thanks! Bobo12345 14:36, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
Seconded – thanks Rick!  David Kernow (talk) 21:30, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
Just a question, but why not move the category to Category:Districts in Ōita Prefecture (and, all of the other Ōita-related categories)? WP:MOS-JA only mentions that items in categories should be sorted as if it had no macrons, but I don't see any place which prohibits the changing of category names to meet the standards for the rest of the articles. Neier 23:19, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
Ah, so it does. It seems I misinterpreted the MOS. I'll go ahead and rename the categories as needed. Bobo12345 06:49, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of various redirects[edit]

Hi Bobo12345,

You proposed deletion of various redirects. They probably should be deleted, but Wikipedia:Proposed deletion states, "Items other than articles, including images, templates, Wikipedia essays and redirects are dealt with through other processes." A good place to list them is Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion. They appear noncontroversial and can probably be deleted without any problems.

Thanks for suggesting deleting them.

Fg2 08:05, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know my mistake. It can be pretty confusing sometimes when there are so many different procedures for deleting/renaming/moving! I've relisted all those redirects for deletiong on the WP:RFD page as you suggested. Bobo12345 08:32, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Honshu and Kyushu[edit]

I just found out that Honshu and Kyushu are English words!

Both appear in Merriam-Webster! See [1] and [2]

Therefore I strongly oppose macronization for those two. WhisperToMe 03:43, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Kyushu and Kyūshū are the same word, although probably only the unmacronised version appears in the dictionary, as you pointed out. The issue is whether or not to use the macronised version on Wikipedia. The WP:MOS-JP indicates that for very common Japanese words, the unmacronised version should be used (eg. Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto) but for less common words, the macronised version should be used to aide pronunciation (eg. Tesshō Genda, Ōita Prefecture). Note that you will also find Oita in the MW dictionary. The survey over at the MOS page is more about where to draw the line between common and non-common. Bobo12345 05:25, 6 October 2006 (UTC)
From what I can tell, news articles, municipal websites, and informal publications tend to omit macrons, while maps and formal encyclopedias keep macrons. EDIT: Brittanica does not use macrons for Kyushu, while Encarta uses macrons. WhisperToMe 05:33, 6 October 2006 (UTC)
Unintended consequence? I see you've macronized these words in some U.S. Navy ship articles, and I'm sure there are many good reasons for doing so. But I can no longer find these words in an article when I enter "Kyushu" or "Honshu" in the search box on my browser. (And, no, I'm not ever going to enter the macronized versions--too much trouble, don't know any Japanese, too hard to keep up with places that macronize and don't macronize, etc.) Lou Sander 15:35, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
When you say the "search box on my browser" do you mean a search function of your browser, or a website search engine like Google? Bobo12345 01:11, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 7 October, 2006, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Tomoko Uemura in Her Bath, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

Oita[edit]

Thanks for bringing the category to my attention. It was on my bot's to-do list, and got picked up this morning. Best wishes, --RobertGtalk 14:32, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Copyright violation?[edit]

Is the "release" provided by User:Dshallard on Osu-Kannon's talk page really satisfactory to prove that permission has been obtained? Bobo12345 12:19, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

I'm not sure. I've never dealt with released copyrighted text before (just spotting apparent copyright infringements and tagging them as such), so I'm not certain of the procedure and how claims get verified (I was planning to deal with this properly a bit later anyway). Do you think it should be taken to Copyright Problems for a week instead of just db-copyvio, or what? ~Matticus TC 15:34, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

AWB[edit]

I think I read somewhere that you used AWB to update many of the Ōita articles? Did you also use it to move the towns/cities to their new names? Neier 13:03, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Yes. After doing the Ōita Prefecture and Ōita, Ōita pages by hand and realising what a painful process it was, I got authorised to use AutoWikiBrowser. I moved all of the pages over manually but the used the AWB to convert all of the links to the macroned versions. It was still a long process. Do you use AWB? If not, I suggest you get signed up! It will make the job of converting much easier. Bobo12345 13:07, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
I will need to see if it runs in the virtual XP I have on my Mac... Neier 13:21, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

JET Programme wiki[edit]

Hey! As I recall, someone once tried to do something similar. He was a BigDaikon poster too.

Here it is:

http://www.takipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

If you want to do it, then that's cool. Probably not something I would really want to contribute too, just because allthough it is my job, I'm not really interested in the JET programme on the whole...

But let me know how it goes!

MightyAtom 12:38, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Agreed, good idea, but it may be hard to find contributors. I think Ithinkimlost (.org? .com?) has a wiki set up, by the way, so you might just want to piggy back onto that one. Good luck! -- BrianSmithson 06:23, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

WikiJET[edit]

Hi there! I think the idea of a JET-related Wiki is a good one, especially if a) you can get a wide range of people to contribute and b) it doesn't turn into a forum for slagging off JET and Japan (a lot of people I know are turned off by Big Daikon because they feel it falls into the latter category). I just had a look at what you have so far and there are some good ideas there. A place for people to put lesson activities/plans/ideas is always good, as would be links to pages of interest to JET participants (Hyperdia, Weather information, Yahoo groups, etc) and also guides to cities and places of interest.

In my second year I was a Regional Prefectural Advisor (because Gifu prefecture is so huge, it's very difficult for the PAs to cover the whole of it, so it is split into five areas and each area has two RPAs who report back to the PA), and at our monthly meetings we decided to make a website called GifuGuide, featuring information for JETs (and other gaijin) in the area, information for people who may be visiting, and things like that. The three or so Wikipedia-savvy people at the meeting said that starting a Wiki would be the best thing, but as we were a minority that idea was scrapped in favour of getting all the JETs in the area to contribute articles. So I think there'll definitely be interest from the JET community. Off the top of my head if you want to pursue this further and if you haven't already done so, talk to one of the AJET representatives in your area and see if they can get it in the monthly AJET bulletin; that should get a lot of people involved, for sure.

Unfortunately, since I left the bubble of Japan I haven't had as much time to spend on Wikipedia (in my last few months on JET my classes had been reduced to two per week; I think I was one of the most underused ALTs ever, hence my prolific Wikipedia input!), but if I have time I'd see if there's anything I could add to the site. Hope that's okay! Phileas 18:13, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Welcome Message response from 124.85.67.31[edit]

Thanks for the welcome message, but I was logged out in error at the time I submitted changes to the entry. I still signed it with my wiki username though. I've done a number of entry modifications and entries over the past three years, but there's something about the work computers in Japanese schools that keeps logging me out...

Choeki 00:40, 02 November 2006 (UTC)

Human bonding[edit]

Hi, have have comments for my human bonding article, at peer-review (below yours). Thanks: --Sadi Carnot 13:27, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Ryukyu Islands[edit]

Ryukyu Islands should remain de-macronised according to WP:MOS-JA. It is not the same as Ryūkyū Shotō, according to the what is already explained in the Ryukyu Islands article. These are explained in the two articles, please read them. —Tokek 03:34, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

I'm not sure I understand what you mean. The WP:MOS-JA states in rule no. 10: "Island names should always include macrons". Bobo12345 04:01, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Indeed, it's sometimes hard to keep track of macron policy as it tends to change constantly. Whehter or not macrons should be included, Ryukyu Islands is defined in English-language dictionaries as the set of islands between Taiwan and Kyushu. This definition corresponds to the Japanese term Nansei Shotō. The set of islands is further subdivided into Satsunan Shotō and Ryūkyū Shotō. Hence Ryūkyū Shotō is a subset of Ryukyu Islands (a.k.a. Nansei Shotō), not the equivalent. The two terms should not be equated when they do not share the same definition. —Tokek 08:21, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Well, please feel free to make the changes you see necessary. I'm not an expert on the Ryukyu Islands myself, or the terminology. Bobo12345 09:00, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Image:Tazeen Ahmad.jpg[edit]

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Ōita Prefecture[edit]

Ha! Ok thanks for letting me know. I admit I'm quite ignorant on the topic, but saw that the edit was from a serial vandal and assumed this was also vandalism. Guess I was wrong! --AbsolutDan (talk) 23:19, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

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New Ryūkyū vs. Ryukyu poll[edit]

Hello. You participated in the Ryūkyū Islands vs. Ryukyu Islands vote that resulted in no consensus at Talk:Ryūkyū Islands. That vote is being redone at Wikipedia_talk:Manual_of_Style_(Japan-related_articles)#Poll:_.22Ry.C5.ABky.C5.AB.22_instead_of_.22Ryukyu.22. . If you still have an opinion, please participate in the new poll before it is concluded. Bendono 00:45, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Poll: "Ryūkyū" instead of "Ryukyu"[edit]

Hello, Bobo12345. I noticed that you've previously voted in Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (Japan-related articles)/Prefectures and macrons. A similar poll on macrons is taking place until Dec. 13 at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (Japan-related articles)#Poll: "Ryūkyū" instead of "Ryukyu". The voting seems to be deadlocked, with many outside voters rather than frequent contributors to the WP:JP project like yourself. It would really help if you can either comment or vote there, although I'll understand if you would prefer to stay out of the controversy. Thank you for your consideration.
(For full details and background information, see Ryukyu vs. Ryūkyū (in the WP:MOS-JA talk page) and Talk:Ryukyu Islands.)--Endroit 18:36, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

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Project Cheshire Wikipedia[edit]

Thanks for joining the project. Do you live in the Cheshire area? JFBurton 16:34, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

I'm originally from Cheshire but living in Japan at the moment. I'll be moving back this year so I plan to help out with the project then. Bobo12345 23:16, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

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Thanks[edit]

for formatting my reference at Great Hanshin earthquake. I wanted to add the info but couldn't recall the format for references. Fg2 20:32, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome. :) Bobo12345 23:21, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Why is your name part of Minimata disease?[edit]

Why is your name part of Minimata disease? The disease does not formally include your user name. It is terribly tragic if you or any of your family are afflicted with this; but this does not mean that your name should be in the disease name. Dogru144 13:45, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

I'm sorry I don't know what you mean. My user name is not mentioned anywhere in the Minamata disease article. Are you sure you weren't looking at the talk page? Bobo12345 08:45, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

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Kiyokawa, Kanagawa[edit]

You reintroduced a dablink on top of Kiyokawa, Kanagawa that points to Kiyokawa, Ōita. Why? —Tokek 12:05, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

My apologies. I was under the impression that the a search for "Kiyokawa" forwarded straight to the Kiyokawa, Kanagawa article, but since there is already a disambiguation page, then the dablink is not really needed, is it? I've changed it back. Bobo12345 23:19, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

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Image:Patients and family members hold photographs of their dead.jpg[edit]

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Image:Tomokos hand.gif[edit]

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WikiProject Japan taskforces[edit]

In order to encourage more participation, and to help people find a specific area in which they are more able to help out, we have organized taskforces at WikiProject Japan. Please visit the Participants page and update the list with the taskforces in which you wish to participate. Links to all the taskforces are found at the top of the list of participants.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for helping out! ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 08:18, 7 August 2007 (UTC)


Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Minamata fishing.jpg[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Masazumi Harada.jpg[edit]

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Replaceable fair use Image:Masazumi_Harada.jpg[edit]

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Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Ōita Prefecture[edit]

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Pizza in Yufuin[edit]

Hey, since it`s practically next-door, you should come over to Kunugi no oka pizzeria. Best pizza in the area formerly known as Oita-gun! Heroeswithmetaphors (talk) 10:19, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Minamata Chisso Industrial Waste.jpg)[edit]

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The link to the image was mistakenly removed from the Minamata disease article. I have replaced the link and re-uploaded the image. Bobo12345 (talk) 22:44, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Cheshire newsletter[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Patients and family members hold photographs of their dead.jpg[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Minamata Chisso Industrial Waste.jpg[edit]

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Permission to use your image[edit]

Hi Bobo12345, I would like to use your image at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Minamata_map_illustrating_Chisso_factory_effluent_routes2.png in a textbook. Please email me at mcispl@yahoo.com so I can give you more details. Thanks. ~ Marcav —Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.116.86.130 (talk) 07:43, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi Marcav. I would be most happy for you to use the map in your textbook. It is licensed under the GPL and Creative Commons licence, so I believe all you have to do is attribute me as the source (Wikipedia user Bobo12345) and make a note that the map remains under that licence. I'm not an expert on these things though! Bobo12345 (talk) 07:45, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

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Asian 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

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