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I didn't know if I'm at the right place to write you ... sorry. I wish just know if you're the author of the article about "halloysite" ? Domalius is my great great great great father and I didn't know he gaves the name of uor village at a mineral. What are your source ? Where did you see this information ? I wish to know how or where he founds the halloysite.

Thanks (and sorry for my english ... I'm belgian ...)


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Shakespeare authorship[edit]

I'd like to draw your attention to User:Smatprt who, in my opinion, has been intent on rewriting the Shakespeare Authorship article for the last year to promote his view that the Earl of Oxford was Shakespeare. I am only interested in article balance. See here for the list of his edits [[1]] (Felsommerfeld 16:40, 11 July 2007 (UTC))

Thank you for your response. You MUST read the Life and Times of BenJonson (a Wiki editor here) which is on the Shakespeare Authorship discussion page. It should tell you everything you need to know. (Felsommerfeld 21:53, 11 July 2007 (UTC))
I'd better point out that it details the evidence for a deceitful sockpuppetry. (Felsommerfeld 23:06, 11 July 2007 (UTC))
Hi. Sorry you've been dragged into this. It's true, I have an expertise and I make edits about what I know. Felsommerfeld wrote the following about this article: "*I mean why are we even having this discussion? The guy from Stratford wrote it all, period." If he had his way there would be no article on the authorship question at all. Since he cannot kill the article he is trying to edit out anything which challenges his position, including deleting whole sections without input or discussion. Now you know...the rest of the story.Smatprt 01:22, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Felsommerfeld's accusations of sockpuppetry have gone way too far. He know, as do the actual long-time editors of this article (of which he is not), that Ben Jonson and I are two very different individuals that happen to see eye to eye on the authorship issue. Feel free to investigate, research or whatever you need to do to confirm this. For starters, BenJonson lives fulltime on the east coast, I on the west. Check our IP's or whatever (I am not that technical to know how you check, but I know you can and immediately clear this up and stop Felsommerfeld from his one-man war.Smatprt 01:22, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Smatprt is smart enough to use different IP addresses. Please check out the Shakespeare Authorship discussion about user BenJonson and read the evidence in detail. You can form your own opinion. (Felsommerfeld 01:45, 12 July 2007 (UTC))

Soo - I am glad I am not the only one accused of being a Sockpuppet! Does that make me part of some club? (lol). Seriously, are there any technical wizards or Wiki gurus that can clear this accusation, left on dozens of administrators mailboxes by Felsommerfeld? Felsommerfeld and Hangemhigh are working in tandem to make deletions of long-standing, properly referenced material because it does not conform to their point of view. They have been quoted as saying the article should not even exist and because they can't delete the entire article, they are deleting Oxfordian and Anti-Stratfordian material and the references that support it. There was a consensus version in place since last November and for the last 8 months the page has been relatively quiet. In the last 5 days they have deleted masses of information and are preventing reverts by tag-teaming. As the only regular Oxfordian editor and do what I can but have been sucked into several edit wars and have even been banned twice, both of which I regret, and both times when Stratfordain editors attempted to delete information. So, what to do?Smatprt 03:49, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

personal attacks and mass deletions[edit]

Hi again - I am continuing the discussion above about the current collapse of the Shakespeare Authorship Question article - I just posted the statement below on the Shakespeare project page as advised by another administrator with an "A". I am a long-time editor of this page and am coming under attack from 2 "new" editors and one sockpuppet (now banned). They have deleted material, section by section and my attempts to revert have not been successful. I tried posting information section by section, as advised by another administrator, asking for discussion, but none came. Instead, these ridiculous accusations came and reverts were made. My post below will tell my side of the story. I am asking that you revert the page to the version that was in place from Nov 06 to June 07 (before these recent wars started) and then lock the article for a cooldown period. Here is my posting on the project page:

"Mass deletions of material from Shakespeare Authorship Question article"

As a regular editor to all things Shakespeare, you all know (and some are sickened by) my interest in the Authorship Question (laugh). My last (and first) year here at WP has been quite a learning experience, and believe it or not, the FA process for the WS page was quite an eye-opener. But many of us learned a few more things about WP, so even though the article did not achieve FA, I think one day it will and in the process has already (and will further) become a great article.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the Shakespeare Authorship article itself. For the past 8 or 9 months, the page has been relatively stable. In the last week, 2 or 3 new editors (and one unfortunate sockpuppet which has already been banned) have made mass deletions of referenced material. No big surprise - all the deletions were Oxfordian or anti-stratfordian. Now this is the same page where most of the mainstream editors from the WS FA process said that the authorship information should go. Now,... that info is being deleted, section by section. Unbelievably, in their haste, these editors have even cut the stratfordain disclaimer (that academics dismiss all the alternative candidates) that I had grown to accept.

Anyhow, because this is the WikiPjoject Shakespeare, I have been advised, and had already been considering, requesting that the editors of this page take a look at what is going on. Because I have resisted their deletions, they are now waging a campaign to have me declared some sort of SockPuppet for long-time editor BenJonson, even though I don't think he's made an edit for weeks or months. This accusation has been plastered on at least a dozen admin mailboxes - none of which, so far, has fallen for their. I know the truth, I detest sockkpuppets, and I know that some smart administrator will be able to prove their accusations groundless. In the meantime, however, the page is the one that will suffer.

In spite of the fact that most of you are staunch stratfordians, I have also found you to be reasonable and have a sense of fair play. I ask that you look at the talk page and bring some cool heads into the discussion. I ask that you look at the article and its format for the last 8 months, then look at the edits over the last few days. I realize some of you personally disagree with the content, but if we are attempting to make these articles better, then the kind of attitudes and accusations and mass deletions going on on any of these pages should be a cause of concern. Thanks for hearing me out.Smatprt 01:49, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

I hope that you can find time to read the testimony of many aggrieved editors on the Administrator's Noticeboard. Also here on the Fringe Theories board. [[2]] What is the procedure for completely banning Smatprt? (Felsommerfeld 13:21, 15 July 2007 (UTC))


Requested move at Kyiv[edit]


I am currently in a discussion on the Kyiv/Kiev naming page about moving the page to Kyiv, but although there is some opposition, the only argument now against moving it is that there was a poll about a move, and there was no consensus.

However, the poll which I had requested was closed in less that 15 hours, and no reason was given for that closure. Please don’t misunderstand me – I do not mean to insult anybody, nor do I take this as a slight or personal offence in any way, because I understand how much work it takes to keep Wikipedia running smoothly. Administrators have many things to do, so they cannot spend hours discussing one poll.

What is disconcerting, however, is that I was also told by an editor who disagrees with me: “You can try starting a new poll but it sure would be closed even sooner than the last one.”

I would really appreciate any suggestions you may have.

I have searched through the Wikipedia guidelines, but I haven’t found any information about poll guidelines. I want to open another poll/request to move. I would love to hear your opinion in this poll.

I do have a request, however. Please let this poll run for five days. There are many people who are very busy in the “real world” who would like to contribute. This is a question of a new nation’s capital city of a relatively new independent state, and it is important to very many people. The discussion on the page is roughly 50 thousand words long.

My personal arguments for the move are summarized in point 24, the topic at hand, here:, however, as I mentioned, there are very many people who have contributed to this discussion.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,

Horlo 03:37, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Tyrannosaurus in popular culture[edit]

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The great and mysterious Bearian has spoken at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Tyrannosaurus in popular culture. :-) I think you shopuld note the Heymann standard in the comments, as I use it too often. Bearian 01:15, 16 August 2007 (UTC)


Hi Calr. I did ultimately remove this one. I noticed you aren't editing heavily and the article itself had not seen work. The lack of publication info is the first thing that needs addressing, if you do go back to it. I felt bad considering "It's not reasonable in the long term to expect editors like me to monitor an article like this for the rest of eternity." A frustration that hangs over every editor—all that we do can be undone. Anyway, hang in there, as someone else noted after your last comment. Marskell 11:09, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Featured List of the Day Experiment[edit]

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Hi Calr,

How are you doing? I've been working on Wikipedia's Massospondylus article for a while now, and I'm hoping to get this article up to GA status eventually. Since you worked on this article back in the day, I thought you might have ideas for improvement or suggestions for expansion. Any ideas are appreciated. Best wishes and happy editing, Firsfron of Ronchester 10:53, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Arabic scrabble[edit]

My pleasure. ;o)

Lots of photos available at the Boardgamegeek - IainCheyne (talk) 17:14, 15 January 2008 (UTC)


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LOTDs and more[edit]

BMH will love you for yours. +sj + 04:16, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Shrink fit[edit]

On 14 December 2006, you reverted Shrink fit to a redirect to Shrinkwrap. As a mechanic, I can assure you that the two terms are not equivalent. Peedarp007's edit was substantially correct. Please justify or undo your reversion.Cstaffa (talk) 16:55, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Damian Eadie[edit]

Just thought I'd let you know after seeing the red link on the Countdown article, I created this page. Mglovesfun (talk) 09:48, 12 June 2008 (UTC)



Just popping by to say hi, and inviting you to re-join Wikipedia: WikiProject Dinosaurs. You haven't participated over there for a very long time, and you're missed. We could use your input and ingenuity. Hope all is well with you. Firsfron of Ronchester 23:12, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

I don't edit here much any more, although I'm still a frequent reader. Nice to know I'm missed, I might get back into it over the summer :) calr (talk) 23:52, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
Hey CALR! It'd be great to have you editing. However, whether you edit or not, you should know that you are always welcome, you definitely have been missed, and that you are always welcome to drop by and tell us how you're doing.
Your Missing Dinosaurs List, which was a brilliant idea, eventually became WP:DABS, a list of all Wikipedia dinosaur articles ordered by size (and maintained by a bot!). We've made so much progress through the years, and a lot of it has to do with your early prep work on the project.
Take care, and do drop by the project someday soon. We'd love to hear from you and hear how you're doing. Best, Firsfron of Ronchester 00:51, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Mathmo[edit]

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Typo redirect Braggadocianism[edit]

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Bastard turtle[edit]

It wasn't a kneejerk reaction to naughty words but rather a detailed review of a few sources (including ones you didn't provide) and a decision that the name was either an outdated regional term and/or it applied to all the species within the genus. If you check Lepidochelys, I actually put in the name in the etymology section for the turtles of the entire genus as a somewhat of a historical footnote, although I'm still trying to find the actual paper where Lacepede states the name. All in historical context of course since the name is now rarely used (if ever). Took a cue from the American alligator article that only listed "American alligator" or "gator" as its common names in the lead and not the many other old-and-new names it's been called over the years. Shrumster (talk) 04:55, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, was a bit ooc for me to just rely on the stock edit summary for that one. Yup, will redirect the redirect to the Ridley genus article. I added the name in the etymology section of the Kemp's article anyway since the source was mostly for L. kempii. Shrumster (talk) 05:05, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Perfect Dark FA[edit]

On behalf of WP:CHICAGO, thanks

--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 13:58, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

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Cambridge meetup (Campus Ambassadors)[edit]

You might be interested in the Cambridge meetup on Sunday, not least for the chance to meet User:Sadads who while in the UK is looking for Campus Ambassadors. Charles Matthews (talk) 19:00, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Hi Charlie,

I noticed that you did some good work on List of English words containing Q not followed by U in order to get it up to featured list status. I am currently endeavouring to get the list up on the main page in the "Today's Featured List" section and certain concerns have been raised about the nomination here. Any help you would be willing to provide in addressing these concerns would be greatly appreciated.

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TFLS of List of English words containing Q not followed by U[edit]

Hi! Since you are the main author of that list, I wanted to let you know that I reviewed its TFL submission here. Maybe you could have a look at it and address those (minor) issues to make it ready for the main page. bamse (talk) 17:45, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

sockpuppet editing[edit]

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear CALR,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

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Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


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Maproom at the Teahouse suggested to contact you about this redirect.

I have posted a section about this on the Talk page.

What are your thoughts? Could the expression popular science be applied in a broader sense? Or could a distinction be made?

I was actually researching vulgarisation as a possible ressource to explain how to simplify any technical subject but did not find what I was looking for on the current page.

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Nomination of World Scrabble Championship 2007 for deletion[edit]

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The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/World Scrabble Championship 2007 until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 16:17, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter - February 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2017). This first issue is being sent out to all administrators, if you wish to keep receiving it please subscribe. Your feedback is welcomed.

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  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
  • Following the latest RfC concluding that Pending Changes 2 should not be used on the English Wikipedia, an RfC closed with consensus to remove the options for using it from the page protection interface, a change which has now been made. (T156448)
  • The Foundation has announced a new community health initiative to combat harassment. This should bring numerous improvements to tools for admins and CheckUsers in 2017.

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  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

13:37, 1 February 2017 (UTC)