User talk:Bollar

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Welcome!

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Hi Bollar! I note you're adding a few aviation-related articles. If you're interested, you might like to check out Wikipedia:WikiProject Aircraft, the informal attempt to co-ordinate some of these efforts. Cheers! --Rlandmann 05:12, 6 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Reverting my revert...[edit]

The link to the Japanese Wikipedia isn't valid. It's like someone tried to copy kanji while using a latin alphabet. The characters are just ????. If you click on the link it takes you to the Japanese "There is no article here" page. Please check this next time before reverting. CryptoDerk 18:52, Feb 13, 2005 (UTC)

IMO it's better form to correct the link than revert it. Bollar 20:01, Feb 13, 2005 (UTC)

Copyright for the Kili Island Picture[edit]

I was bad and didn't get permission first, but I'm working on. I randomed Kili Island and I felt there should a picture. BadBoyNDSU 19:02, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC)

diabetes insertion[edit]

Thanks for contributing, but could you respond to question on talk:diabetes mellitus? thanks alteripse 14:18, 15 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Done!

OK, so you want it as percent[edit]

You changed per cent to percent on Lance Armstrong, but didn't specify why. Is it because he is from the US? Cheers Moriori July 5, 2005 02:23 (UTC)

That's a good reason, since it fits the style of the rest of the article, but percent is more common than per cent, even among Queen's English publications.
It only fits the style of the article NOW because you changed per cent to percent. Google doesn't agree with your assertion re percent being more common than per cent. Moriori July 5, 2005 23:01 (UTC)
Huh? percent gets 108 million hits and per cent gets 13 million. What was your search criteria? On the English Wikipedia, per cent has 4,650 hits while percent has 35,300. Also, all of my dictionaries show percent as the more common spelling, with my US-centric Webster's referring the reader to percent under the entry for per cent.
Huh too! On my google search, per cent got 126,000,000 hits. Percent got 108,000,000. Must be all in the way you hold your mouth. ):- Moriori July 6, 2005 00:48 (UTC)
hehe. You're searching for per cent, which brings up any page which has both words. You might want to try a search for "per cent", which will bring up only that string...
oh yeagh. What i said about holding your mouth right -- mine has been all puckered up by a sheepish grin!

The Micronation article[edit]

I noticed that you contributed to the discussion concerning conflict of interest on the Micronation article. Could you please keep an eye on this article; Centauri keeps trying to re-list his own micronation in the article. While me and another editor have been removing the listing; he keeps re-inserting it and flaming us on our talk pages for daring to remove the entry for his micronation. He may see reason if enough different editors remove the listing of micronation articles. Samboy 19:39, 14 July 2005 (UTC)

Notability/importance[edit]

Bollar, while I sympathize with your position as expressed at Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Véronique Diabolique, you're not following the rules; which, while they may not allow Véronique Diabolique (see my own vote), certainly do allow megabytes of reverent articles about the trivia of shoot-em-up games and lavishly promoted Hollywood crap, etc. In brief, notability is only marginally an issue here on WP.

There's no need to reply, I think; but if you'd care to reply please do so here rather than on my page. (I hate bouncing conversations.) -- Hoary 03:23, July 26, 2005 (UTC)

Well, I was thinking about point 7 An article about a real person that does not assert that person's importance or significance. Perhaps my interpretation is too aggressive, but this article in particular doesn't assert that the band members or the band itself have accomplished anything. In any event, I didn't speedy them. Bollar 03:29, July 26, 2005 (UTC)
Yes but it's a band, innit? (!) (Actually I found the article unintentionally funny. A "goth" band "reaching out" to the participants' long-dead sister -- yikes, I'd realized that the politics of the anglophone world was retrogressive, but now I even see a return to Victorian kitsch.) See this (about a different article). -- Hoary 04:14, July 26, 2005 (UTC)

move of LiveStrong wristband[edit]

Please don't move pages by cutting and pasting, as that causes the page's edit history to be lost. If you want to move a page use the "move" tab on the toolbar at the top of the page. See Help:Renaming (moving) a page for more details.

I have now reverted your cut and paste move, and listed the page on Wikipedia:Requested moves. Fee free to add your support for the move on Talk:LiveStrong wristband. Thank you. --Vclaw 17:31, 28 July 2005 (UTC)

Dominion of Melchizedek and Bokak Atoll[edit]

Bollar, what claims did Melchizedek make at the time of the RMI memo, probably none? If i remember they only had an assignment of deveopment rights, but after the memo, it was on SBS TV in Australia that they received a 50 years sovereign lease from Taongi's Iroijlaplap.

DOM had already announced their plans for Bokak, as indicated on their own site as of December 12, 1998. The RMI memo directly addresses this plan. As for the SBS broadcast, please cite the source and broadcast date. Is this a broadcast of the "interview made for DOM TV?"

On the 4th day of September 1987, Murjel Hermios, the recognized Iroijlaplap (king or paramount chief) and owner of the Northern Atolls of the Marshall Islands', Ratak Chain, granted a Special Power of Attorney to Robert Moore wherein Mr. Moore as Alab, gained for 55 years, the assignable right to develop Taongi Atoll and determine its highest and best use. On May 28, 1997, Robert Moore assigned all of his rights, title and interest in Taongi; and authorized the "Dominion of Melchizedek to do every act and thing necessary to transfer unto itself said rights, title and interest, and sanction(ed) its objectives to develop, govern and administer an environmentally sound business community, investment and tax haven paradise at Taongi Atoll, ultimately styled after that of Hong Kong". According to a former DOM Minister of External Affairs for Asian Pacific, the uninhabited Taongi, located at approximately 14.35 North latitude and 169.0 East longitude is one of the most beautiful group of islands in the world. The RMI has denounced DOM's plans to move Taongi into a sovereign status under Melchizedek, yet some of the RMI's top officials have indicated a willingness to discuss the RMI officially recognizing DOM.[1]

 :Bollar 22:12, August 5, 2005 (UTC)

Pan Am - in need of images[edit]

Do you know of where I can find images of Pan Am that are fair use or GFDL licensed? I am currently working on the Pan American World Airways article in hopes of getting it featured, and several of the images have no copyright information. Thanks. Pentawing 01:40, 10 August 2005 (UTC)

I think the best source would be the University of Miami, who possess the Pan Am archives. Also, check out the Pan Am Foundation -- they're at http://www.panam.org/default.asp Bollar 02:52, August 10, 2005 (UTC)
Are you certain that we can use images from http://www.panam.org/default.asp under fair use? I am aiming to replace the Pan Am 707 and 747 images (which currently do not have proper copyright information). Also, please place your reply on my talk page. Thanks. Pentawing 04:34, 10 August 2005 (UTC)
I looked over the images at http://www.panam.org/default.asp and assumed they can be used under fair use. However, there is one image that I want to keep but can't find the source or copyright information (Image:Clipper ORION III.jpg). It was uploaded by Simon Le Bon, but so far the user hasn't replied to my inquiries. Can you help with this? Also, since I am going to submit this article for FAC soon, can you also look over it and tell me what you think of it? Thanks. Pentawing 22:03, 15 August 2005 (UTC)
Presumably, that's from 2001 A Space Odyssey poster.[2] If the entire poster was used, I would say that it's fair use -- however, cropped like this, I would say not. Bollar 01:32, August 16, 2005 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll probably replace the current image with the image you just provided then. Pentawing 02:49, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

Pan American World Airways - FAC[edit]

I placed the article for FAC, and was wondering if you could look over it and suggest some changes (or vote on it if you are fine with it). Thanks. Pentawing 00:46, 23 August 2005 (UTC)

Landsat != visible color[edit]

Just figured to drop you a note to let you know that the Landsat satellite does not have visible color bands as you state in all the Landsat images you insert "NASA NLT Landsat 7 (Visible Color)". May want to go through and correct that. 64North 18:01, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Harmon Trophy[edit]

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For Bollar, for work on the Harmon Trophy! Thank you. -Susanlesch 21:30, 31 January 2007 (UTC) Smiley.svg

Piccards[edit]

You are right Jeannette Piccard was called not Dr. but Mme. at least in the New York Times (I don't have some of the sources you may have). I have no indication she was Swiss like the other Piccards, in case that helps. She lived in Switzerland about 7 years though. Never would have known she won this without your work. That far back all I could find after seeing your page was photographs in PDFs (no text for a search engine to find). Best wishes and thank you again. -Susanlesch 21:30, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Barnstars and thanks[edit]

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To Bollar, for the Harmon Trophy! With thanks -Susanlesch 19:33, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
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To Bollar, for your help with Jeannette Piccard. Best wishes! -Susanlesch 19:33, 7 July 2007 (UTC)


Proposed deletion of Nicole Johnson[edit]

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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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