User talk:Bubbachuck

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I am on a self-imposed Wikivacation until August 20th, 2005 so I can fully focus my energies on the MCAT[edit]

Be bold!

Hello Bubbachuck, and welcome to Wikipedia! If you want to learn more about the contribution process, definitely check out the tutorial. It's a really simple and easy explanation of all the basics.

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If by "university" you mean Duke then yes I am a student, and I see you are too. Cool. Gregw824

I took the liberty of putting you in the Duke University Wikipedians category. Since an informal community had already developed around the Duke page, I thought I might as well formalize it. Cheers, JTM.

VfDs for Tekken Characters[edit]

You wrote on my talk page: Although I admire your determination to clean Wikipedia of unecessary pages, it seems to me you are not very knowledgeable about the history of Tekken's characters (correct me if I'm wrong). therefore, your reasoning that characters in a computer game (most would refer to it as a console game) do not need individual pages is, to say the least, ill-informed. its an insult for all the people who pored their hard work into these pages and, for the most part, provided good information for you to vote to blanket delete them all, even if you think you're doing the right thing. please read the articles you are voting to delete next time (again, correct me if I'm wrong), because if you did, you would find a wealth of information there spanning 6 major games that could not possibly fit coherently on a single List page. if you are able to revert your vote for delete, i urge you to do so. Bubbachuck 23:44, 25 July 2005 (UTC)

It is my general position that individual pages for fictional characters, whether from novels, films, songs, or computer or console games are needed only when the character has become known in the wider world, beyond the fans of the particular fictional work or series of works. Thus there should be a page for Superman but not one for each of the various villians and allies in the superman series. I thank the raft of individual pages about chartacters in Tolkien's Lort of the Rings is a mistake, and i am a fairly hard-core fan of JRRT (I am one of those who bought, in HB and read, all 12 volumes of The History of Middle Earth.) I recently did a merge of the 21 pages on separate books and several pages on characters into the single page Aubrey-Maturin series. I attemptred a merge on The Wheel of Time. I did a merge on The Dark is Rising Sequence. I am a confirmed mergist on ficional issues.
I was doing new page patrol when I saw several pages for Tekken characters coem through. All of them were stubs. Consistant with the ideas above, i nominated several for deletion. Then i saw the combined VfD that aosmone else had created, but had not properly linked to the pages it would affect. I linked it so that it could be propeerly discussed, adn the people intreested in those pages could see the proper place to express their views. My view remains that an annotated list could contain all the info that wikipedia neeeds on Tekken characters, and expanded pages could exist at a tekken wiki or game wiki on wikicities. This may not prove to be a consensus view. So be it. DES 14:16, 26 July 2005 (UTC)
I did, by the way look through every page that I nominated for deeltion or linked to a VfD vote. But my view is that no matter how wonderful and detailed these pages may be, they don't belong on wikipedia becasue they aren't notable outsiede the context of players and fans of this sereis of games. There is no reason for the "hard work" to be lost when wikicities exixts. DES 14:16, 26 July 2005 (UTC)

Soul Calibur-related stuff[edit]

I've been working hard on a major overhaul of your Yoshimitsu page, to make it more like the other Soul Calibur page. Now, that doesn't mean I choose sides between either Tekken or Soul Calibur, but that's beside the point. I know one of the featured policies of Wikipedia is being bold and all, but I also didn't want to be reckless and do it without sending you a message first. It's not a real big deal, you'll see, as it pretty much features everything it already contained in a more organized and unified manner; and you can pretty much imagine it as if your article had a love child with any one of the other articles we've all been making. But it has many gallery pictures from both series and a much-needed summary of his Tekken-related biography that I've been working on. So go check it out. Here's the direct link. Feel free to send me a message either in its discussion page or in my talk page. --Shackleton 10:07, 6 August 2005 (UTC)

  • Hey, thanks for the encouraging words on the update. I made a minor diction change so that "nearly identical" has been replaced by "analogous", an ajective which better fits the situation. As for Soul Calibur information coming before Tekken, you could certainly make the case that this would be the preference if one were to sort alphabetically or chronologically within the timeline. BUT even though I--and I'm assuming you are, too--am a Soul Calibur player more than a Tekken player, Yoshimitsu is a Tekken character before he is a Soul Calibur character. And more representative gameplay videos would be great. Thanks again. --Shackleton 00:28, 7 August 2005 (UTC)

Hey, I've noticed that you recently made a List of Soul Calibur terms page. I have to be honest with you, though. I don't quite see why you don't just add these terms to List of fighting game terms and specify which terms apply only to Soul Calibur rather than create a new page. I only say this because many of the terms that you feature also apply to other fighting games as well, so their importance in the article has already been covered; and the few that aren't universal among fighting games aren't enough to justify a full article. Plus, there are other instances on List of fighting game terms in which the terms don't apply to every versus fighting game available, and I don't believe any other fighting game has it's own page. I'm only saying that we should follow precedent. When I was arguing for the justification for individualized character pages, there was already significant precedent for the affirmative. Here, there doesn't seem to be the same precedent although I haven't searched through all of Wikipedia to find such pages. Plus, I'm not sure I would even agree if one or two other fighting games had their own pages, as you can't really continually add to the pages, nullifying the expansion potential. I'm considering putting up a merger suggestion notice, but if I'm able to convince you, and you agree with me that it would make more sense to transfer everything over to List of fighting game terms, it wouldn't be necessary. Take care. --Shackleton 04:12, 10 August 2005 (UTC)

  • If you really think you can make a whole article out of it, fine. But as it is, you're going to have to work fast and get it to full article status before somebody else--Such as users BradBeattie (sp?) or DES--comes along, sees its incompletion and decides to make a merger suggestion before me; and you know that most people would vote for the affirmative on that merger in the state the article is in now. I'll wait a month or two, but if it just isn't cutting it by then, then it will only indicate to me that the article will never get better, and I will probably put a merger suggestion notice then. Also, see my message below. --Shackleton 20:49, 10 August 2005 (UTC)
  • I read you. I have to study all next week but I'll add what I can when I'm bored of memorizing stuff...which hopefully for my sake will not be too often. -- Bubbachuck 21:43, 10 August 2005 (UTC)

Hey, I was just writing to you to ask for your professional opinion on the newest message I've added to Talk:List of Soul Calibur characters. I realize you're on a break, but I didn't think it too futile to ask in the meantime, since you have been visiting ever so slightly as of late. Personally, I believe List of Soul Calibur characters should be converted into a proper list per List of Mortal Kombat characters, albeit slightly more descriptive. Then we can make a second page for miscellaneous Soul Calibur characters, although I don't know what the proper title for that would be. The entries included would of course be the eleven not receiving individualized pages. Tell me what you think. I'm going to ask a couple of other users as well. And also, good news, I got that vandal banned for forty-eight hours. Let's just hope he's not one of those resourceful people with IP addresses up the yinyan. Cheers, and good luck on the tests. --Shackleton 06:03, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

on Copyvio tag[edit]

I don't know if you were aware, but your editings on the copyvio template made it stop working (you replaced the word url with an actual url, so everywhere the template was working stopped displaying the proper address and showed what you typed. Please don't do that again. <drini > 06:04, 12 August 2005 (UTC)

Gulliver[edit]

I actually haven't lived there. I just found the zipcode from dictionary.com. I don't have time to find the rest of the information on it now, as it is 3 AM here. Be my guest and delete it, I don't know why I posted that. Maybe I'll look up the info tomorrow. Thanks for the warning! I'm not going to do anything with it for a while, so if you want you can definitely delete it. --Elysianfields 07:19, 12 August 2005 (UTC)

Nikki Hemming[edit]

As requested, I have rewritten the article in order to establish notability. I would be grateful if you could have a look at it and have a look. Capitalistroadster 05:02, 13 August 2005 (UTC)

Possible copyright violation on Jumper's Knee[edit]

Thanks for the note and thanks for spotting the possible plagiarism. However, copyright authorization has been granted. We are currently donating all of the material from our resident projects at http://uwmsk.org/residentprojects/ and http://uwmsk.org/moodle/course/view.php?id=44 to the Wikipedia and to the diagnostic radiology wikibook we are creating at http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Diagnostic_Radiology.

Regards,

Michael L. Richardson, M.D.
Professor, Department of Radiology
University of Washington
mrich@u.washington.edu

P.S. Good luck on the MCAT  :-)

User categorization[edit]

You were listed on the Wikipedia:Wikipedians/New Jersey page as living in or being associated with New Jersey. As part of the Wikipedia:User categorisation project, these lists are being replaced with user categories. If you would like to add yourself to the category that is replacing the page, please visit Category:Wikipedians in New Jersey for instructions. Al 15:45, August 29, 2005 (UTC)

"nn" on AfD[edit]

Hi there,

Forgive me for asking such a newbie question, but what exactly does 'nn' on AfD mean? I have been doing a fair bit of editing on the Wikipedia but have only just started on AfD, and couldn't find any other reference for the term.. if you could leave a reply on my talk page that'd be great. :-)

Thanks - splintax (talk) 16:22, 12 September 2005 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

I just wanted to thank you for coming up with something for Glucose 6-phosphatase. It was on my to-do list, but you beat me to it. --Arcadian 14:33, 31 October 2005 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Hey Mr. Chuck. I was just wondering what the term poking means in Soul Calibur II. Thanks in advance. Rogue Leader 20:49, 4 November 2005 (UTC)

Image galleries[edit]

From your question, I suspect that Wikipedia:Fair use is perhaps failing to be clear about what our guidelines for fair use are. A copyrighted image captured in a screenshot can be claimed to be fair use, and we therefor have a template for it. That doesn't at all mean that every screenshot is automatically fair use! In the specific aritcles you asked about, the images were presented as an image gallery. If you read further in Wikipedia:Fair use, you will see the following:

  • The amount of copyrighted work used should be as little as possible... Do not use multiple images or media clips if one will serve the purpose adequately.
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    • For each article for which fair use is claimed, the name of the article and a "fair use rationale" as explained in Wikipedia:Image description page. The rationale must be presented in a manner that can be clearly understood and which is relevant to the article in question.

Providing an "image gallery" involving between eight and twenty images for every character in a video game series is, unfortunately, outside the bounds of Wikipedia guidelines. If you have further questions about this, you can ask them at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Fair use, where I originally asked what should be done with the articles and images. It spawned some conversation there, so you may be interested in the opinions that other editors expressed on these very articles. Jkelly 19:02, 16 November 2005 (UTC)

Soul Calibur videos[edit]

Hello Bubbachuck, I just wanted to let you know that all the links to gameplay videos you added to Soul Calibur characters' articles have become 404s. Luckily, the original creator of those videos, Jaxel, who has become a registered user today, has replaced the broken links with working ones. Mushroom 02:05, 26 November 2005 (UTC)

User:NonexistentFool[edit]

Just a friendly reminder. Welcome templates should go on talk pages, you put one on this user's userpage. I know it's an easy mistake to make, I did it myself before. But I decided to let you know just to make sure you are aware of this in the future. - Mgm|(talk) 21:06, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

Image:Calvin & Hobbes - Calvin.png[edit]

Hi Bubbachuck. I notice you're currently using Image:Calvin & Hobbes - Calvin.png on your userpage. Per the fair use policy (item 9), fair use images are not allowed in userspace. I note you're on Wikibreak until August, so rather than asking you to remove it I've gone ahead and done it myself. Thanks! --Nick Boalch 18:48, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

Working on a Duke Community Wiki[edit]

Image:Brown,Larry.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Brown,Larry.jpg. I notice the 'image' page specifies that the image is being used under fair use, but its use in Wikipedia articles fails our first fair use criterion in that it illustrates a subject for which a freely licensed image could reasonably be found or created that provides substantially the same information. If you believe this image is not replaceable, please:

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Image:Cowboybeboptitle.jpg[edit]

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Replaceable fair use Image:Hofmann Reaction Overview.PNG[edit]

Replaceable fair use

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Unspecified source for Image:Masterandcommanderposter_AF.jpg[edit]

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Replaceable fair use Image:Hofmann Reaction Mechanism.PNG[edit]

Replaceable fair use

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Pitt WikiProject[edit]

WikiProject University of Pittsburgh

As a current or past contributor to a Pitt-related article, I thought I'd let you know about WikiProject University of Pittsburgh, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of the University of Pittsburgh and the Pitt Panthers. If you would like to participate, you can visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks and related articles. Thanks! Addbot (talk) 19:43, 23 February 2009 (UTC)


Wikiversity School of Medicine[edit]

Would you like to participate in the development of the Wikiversity School of Medicine? Please join our discussion regarding the content of our first curriculum. As a medical student, your input would be very much appreciated. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.207.182.246 (talk) 22:14, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Pittsburgh event for Wikipedia's tenth anniversary[edit]

Hi! Since you have a connection to Pittsburgh, I wanted to invite you to the Wikipedia Tenth Anniversary celebrations we're having in Pittsburgh on Saturday, January 15. During the daytime, we're going to be having a photo contribution drive where anyone can bring in their digital photos or prints and Wikipedians will teach people how to upload them and add them to articles, and maybe introduction to Wikipedia workshops as well. Then in the evening, we'll have fun at the Carson City Saloon. There will be free Wikipedia t-shirts and other goodies, as well. See the Pittsburgh meetup page for more details. I hope to see you there!--ragesoss (talk) 15:45, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Teaching with Wikipedia Workshop at CMU (Aug 15)[edit]

Since you are one of the editors in the Category:Wikipedians by alma mater: University of Pittsburgh, I'd like to invite you to the Teaching with Wikipedia Workshop that will take place at CMU on Aug 15 (this workshop is open to general public, and is a joint imitative of CMU and Pitt). There will be another workshop held at Pitt in the Fall as well. It will cover how to include Wikipedia in one's course (WP:SUP) and also how to become a Wikipedia:Campus Ambassadors. Pennsylvania has currently only one ambassador (myself) and it would be great if we could recruit at least several more. Ambassadors help course instructors, showing them how Wikipedia works, and interact with students. Many current ambassadors come from the body of students, faculty and university staff; it is a fun adventure, and adds to one resume/CV, to boot :) If it sounds interesting, feel free to ask me any questions, or to come to the workshop. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 19:52, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

File:Replica plate.PNG listed for deletion[edit]

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