User talk:Bobster687

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Welcome!

Hello, Bobster687, 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 name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  -- Infrogmation 22:46, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Reversions[edit]

When taking the time to help the project and revert vandalism, please be sure to revert to the last good edit, not just the last edit. With this edit, for instance, you reverted part of the vandalism but not all of it. Thanks anyway, though. Captainktainer * Talk 06:35, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

In addition, a good way to check to see if you're reverting all vandalism is checking the page's history, next to the edit tab. If something has been edited by numerous IPs, comparing edits all the way back to the last obvious good edit, is a good way of seeing if all the IPs have vandalized, or if only the recent ones have. (Hope I'm not confusing.) And don't think we're getting after you. I had that problem many times myself at first. Happy editing. :) -WarthogDemon 04:35, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Your edit to Wii[edit]

I reverted your edit. The reason the Xbox 360 is listed with the number of titles is because of its limited backwards compatibility (which is gimped because you have to download patches for all those games). This is not needed on the Wii page because ALL GameCube games are backwards compatible with the Wii. TJ Spyke 05:22, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Tulane Trivia, Myth, and Lore[edit]

The section "Tulane Trivia, Myth, and Lore" is almost completely unencyclopedic. (See Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not for what does and does not belong in an encyclopedia) and it sorely lacks citations (See Wikipedia:Attribution for guidelines). If there are good sources for any of this, please add references immediately. Otherwise I'll have to start removing it from the article. --Dystopos 16:17, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

    • The Green Wave Ambassador's guide would be a passable (but not the best) source for those myths that have a basis in fact. Please note that Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a collection of folklore. Perhaps another website would be a better place to document unverifiable tales. --Dystopos 16:21, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

New Orleans, Louisiana[edit]

Please check this. Thank you. -- ReyBrujo 02:01, 1 April 2007 (UTC)


Warning

Please refrain from undoing other people's edits repeatedly, as you are doing in New Orleans, Louisiana. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Note that the three-revert rule prohibits making more than three reversions in a content dispute within a 24 hour period. Additionally, users who perform a large number of reversions in content disputes may be blocked for edit warring, even if they do not technically violate the three-revert rule. Rather than reverting, discuss disputed changes on the talk page. The revision you want is not going to be implemented by edit warring. Thank you. -- ReyBrujo 02:02, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

No problem. Just use this time to contact the user and talk in either the article talk page or his user talk page. You can also ask someone at WP:3O to mediate between you both. If, after the protection expires, he hasn't tried to solve the issue, and if he continues with the same methodology, he may be blocked due disruption. -- ReyBrujo 04:56, 1 April 2007 (UTC)


Contact[edit]

I going to United States the next month, I would like speak with a american person before going. If you can speak with me contact me by Mail.

  • My mail is franbas@hotmail.com

I'm Spanish, I prefer that you speak in spanish ^^ Franbas 16:08, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

your GA nomination of New Orleans, Louisiana[edit]

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Wikipedia meetup in New Orleans[edit]

(This is being cross-posted to everyone listed in Category:Wikipedians from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Category:Wikipedians in New Orleans, Louisiana)

Infrogmation and I are organizating a Wikipedia meetup in New Orleans on Saturday, August 23. Everyone is invited. Raul654 (talk) 18:40, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Hey y'all![edit]

We're going to be having our first Mississippi meetup next month, and I would love it if you'd like to come out! A few of us will be staying overnight, so if you feel up to it, we could have a meet and greet that night and then breakfast the next morning and talk about Wikipedia and everyone's areas of expertise. Let's show 'em how it's done Southern-style! Mike H. Fierce! 21:44, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

New Orleans Shell Shockers[edit]

Hey, sorry for undoing all the stuff you did to the Shockers page - I wasn't just being mean, because the information and updates you provided are excellent - it's just that I have been working on the pages for all 60-plus PDL teams for the past 18 months, fine tuning a standard template, trying to make sure that each team's page has as much info as possible, and under standard headings to that there is a consistent look and consistent content on each page, and I would really like to maintain that! Please continue to contribute info to the Shockers page, because the more detail we get from locals the better, but please don't delete redlink to players (it helps with ensuring that player bios are uo-to-date if I can see what links to where), and please don't change the category ordering :) Thanks! --JonBroxton (talk) 11:21, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Fair enough, I absolutely understand that Wikipedia is a continually-improving and expanding resource, and different opinions are always welcome. I can see that you're spending a LOT of time updating all the articles this morning, which is great, so I'm not going to complain. Now I think about it, I actually think you're right in moving the list of former players. However, I'm going to put the cities where stadiums are located back in the list of former stadia. I find having them there enormously helpful, and I'm sure a lot of other readers will too, as it gives a more detailed history of the team's movements over the years. Plus it also provides some geographic specificity which non-locals might not be aware of. I think between us we are going to make these articles great! :D --JonBroxton (talk) 22:57, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
Re: stadiums - good idea, I'll do that too. --JonBroxton (talk) 23:10, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

So it looks like we finished - good job! Are you going to go back and apply your new standardization to the teams no longer in the league? I've been working on the articles for teams which played but have now folded, and have finished all the way back to 2001 I think. BTW, are you a Shockers fan? Do you get to many games? --JonBroxton (talk) 00:18, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Haha, yeah it's a big job, but worthwhile. And, yes, I have a favorite team - San Fernando Valley Quakes. I haven't missed a home game in 3 years, have travelled to the playoffs twice with them, and am now considered part of th "backroom team" - I write the game day programme, edit the website, and do various publicity/media relations things for them. I love it! --JonBroxton (talk) 00:39, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

File source problem with File:Marchout.jpg[edit]

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Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas[edit]

Where did you get your data for your changes to the Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas? Yours aye, Buaidh (talk) 01:11, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:SpiritDBClogo.png[edit]

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Wikipedia Campus Ambassadors wanted at LSU[edit]

Hi! I'm leaving you this message because you are listed as a Wikipedian in Louisiana. The Wikipedia Ambassador Program is currently looking for Campus Ambassadors to help with Wikipedia assignments at Louisiana State University, which will be participating in the Public Policy Initiative for the Spring 2011 semester. The role of Campus Ambassadors will be to provide face-to-face training and support for students on Wikipedia-related skills (how to edit articles, how to add references, etc.). This includes doing in-class presentations, running workshops and labs, possibly holding office hours, and in general providing in-person mentorship for students.

Prior Wikipedia skills are not required for the role, as training will be provided for all Campus Ambassadors (although, of course, being an experienced editor is a plus).

If you live near Baton Rouge and you are interested in being a Wikipedia Campus Ambassador, or know someone else from the area who might be, please email me or leave a message on my talk page.--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 17:08, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

File copyright problem with File:TUTurchin.jpg[edit]

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December 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States[edit]

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January 2012 Newsletter for WikiProject United States and supported projects[edit]

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File:TulaneGreenWave.png and the Wikipedia:Non-free content policy and guideline[edit]

Replacing a free image with a non-free image which as you did here is a violation of the non-free content policy: WP:NFCC#1. Using a non-free image in that context at all is a violation of the non-free content guideline: WP:NFCC#UUI point 14, as I indicated in my edit summaries when I removed such uses of the file. Pursuing a slew of such policy violations without a talk page comment or edit summary is at the very least inconsiderate.

If you have any questions or concerns about the policy, feel free to let me know, but please refrain from reverting to using non-free versions of the logo in articles about the team seasons. VernoWhitney (talk) 03:57, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

I honestly didn't read the article you referenced and unfortunately assumed it was removed because the logo's use rationale wasn't listed for that individual article. That's entirely my mistake; I wasn't "pursuing a slew of...policy violations," but rather forgot to indicate the other changes made that I thought rectified the problem.
However, I disagree that #14 applies in the first place. A football season article does not represent an instance of a perennial event but rather an individual team, and in fact each is named accordingly, ending with the words "football team" to signify they are about the group of players, coaches, and staff for that season, and not about that year's NCAA football season.
The logo in question is an official logo, and there is no free equivalent of it. The "free version that has the same effect" (File:Tulane Green Wave Wordmark.jpg) is in reality still a trademarked logo of the university, and using just those words (especially in any font and color combination that resembles the trademarked logo) immediately changes its status to restricted and non-free, just like the T wave logo used before (see http://tulane.edu/news/style/logos/index.cfm). While Wikipedia's guidelines suggest plain typeface constitutes a free logo, it fails to take into account the actual words used, which in this case are in fact trademarked and not free for use, as per Tulane's expressly stated guidelines. As there is no conceivable way to conjure an image that would represent Tulane football, athletics, or any individual teams without it being considered a "non-free logo," we are left with no free alternative and brought to the conclusion that a non-free logo may indeed be used for Tulane athletics articles. Additionally, as both logos are non-free, the T wave should be used, as it is (1) much more commonly used by the University's athletics department and (2) maintains the quality intended by the University without being unnecessarily high resolution, a pivotal requirement of non-free media usage on Wikipedia that is absolutely not met by the wordmark version. Bobster687 (talk) 07:36, 25 November 2012 (UTC)
With regards to whether that point applies or not, you can see the conversation leading up to its addition at Wikipedia talk:Non-free content/Archive 56#Uncceptable image uses which specifically brings up team and season articles. There's also a more recent discussion here involving some different editors which came to the same consensus. To suggest that the article is about the group of players, coaches and staff rather than the season as a whole seems disingenuous given that, for example, 2011 Tulane Green Wave football team contains one sentence about the coach/interim coach, nothing about the players or other stagg and the majority of the space within the article is consumed by standings and scores. The title of an article is not always a completely accurate guide to its content. Now I'm sure the wording of that point in the guideline can be clarified if that's a sticking point, but the principle and supporting policy points remain the same.
Now the non-free content policy requires a free equivalent "that would serve the same encyclopedic purpose", which in this case is to identify the team--which the wordmark does as well as the image logo. When determining whether an image is considered free or non-free we are only looking at it's copyright status, not trademark. WP:LOGO#Trademark concerns touches on this, but thanks to the editorial and non-profit nature of Wikipedia we generally get to ignore trademark concerns. That's just the way it works out, so in the absence of a policy/guideline change, trademark restrictions and Tulane's expressly stated guidelines don't change our standard practice for dealing with images. VernoWhitney (talk) 18:29, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
Seattle Public Library
  • Date Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • Time 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location Seattle Public Library Meeting Room 1 on Level 4, Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle WA, 98104
  • Event An editathon on Seattle-related Wikipedia articles with Wikipedia tutorials and Librarian assistance on hand.
  • Hashtag #wikiloveslib or #glamwiki.
  • Registration http://wll-seattle.eventbrite.com or use on-wiki regsistration.

Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 03:49, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

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