User talk:CambridgeBayWeather/Archive15

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Who is your superior?[edit]

You are not credible for your position. In "Nate Grey" I included a petition which is signed by people who want him back. How does that differ from other sites about him? The site I linked is ABOUT HIM AND THE ONLINE PETITION TO BRING BACK HIS CHARACTER! you have no right to take that off for you know jack shit about Nate Grey. The petition is the only one avaible of him.

Maple Leaf Flag[edit]

Hi there -- I noticed that you have been replacing the current Canadian flag with the Red Ensign. Is it Wikipedia policy that flags regarding someone's nationality in infoboxes need to be accurate as of the person's date of birth? If not, the changes you are making imply that all articles on people from the States born before 1959 ought to have flags other than the 50-star-spangled banner?

Thanks, Coffeehood 01:18, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Hello CambridgeBayWeather. I am curious why you change some flags to the flag at the time of the person's birth. You do this for Canadian-personality articles anyway. (I haven't checked what you do for American-personality articles.) What's the reason for the flag changes? To me, the current flag or the "birth flag" are both okay. I see no reason to change one flag for another. Is it just your preference to use the birth flag, or am I missing something? Que-Can 04:10, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Hello CambridgeBayWeather. I did a bit of research (from a book, no less!) and I saw the flag that was used at the funeral for Sir John A. Macdonald. It appears to be the same flag as the one that appears on the Sir John A. Macdonald page, about 1/3 of the way down, i.e., "The Old Flag." It bears only a faint resemblance to the Red Ensign that expired on Feb. 15, 1965. I have no idea if there are any flag images available of 1890's Canada flag. Que-Can 19:05, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

thanks for fixing Muskox[edit]

I wasn't sure what to do--thanks for fixing it and letting me know! Deirdre 06:39, 2 January 2007 (UTC)


Hi sorry but i dond speak enhglish. non greek --tony esopi patratalk 11:15, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Hi! I came over here to report that he seems to have fixed the problem already, but I see that you've discovered that. (Mind you, his signature is difficult to read, as the yellow "o" doesn't really show up, but that's his problem). --Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 11:37, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
Ha ha, παρακαλώ! Καλή νέα χρονιά! NikoSilver 13:01, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

why was my family page deleted ?[edit]

why was my family page deleted ? Bahareth Family page ? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by M bahareth (talkcontribs) 01:08, 3 January 2007 (UTC).

A request for assistance[edit]

Would you support the concept of moving the Earhart "myths" to a separate page or article? The reason for my suggesting this is that the main article should be an accurate and scholarly work while the speculation and conspiracy theories surrounding the disappearance of Amelia Earhart are interesting, they belong in a unique section. Most researchers, as you know, discount the many theories and speculation that has arisen in the years following her last flight. Go onto the Earhart discussion page and register your vote/comments...and a Happy New Year to you as well. Bzuk 05:02 3 January 2007 (UTC).

Request for assistance[edit]

Sorry- didn't think that people would be upset; I merely wanted to ensure that the editors that previously worked on the Amelia Earhart article had a chance to voice their opinion. Bzuk 06:12 3 January 2007 (UTC).

A request for assistance[edit]

Thanks- I hope I do not qualify as a spammer- I have ceased and desisted as of now- I certainly did not consider that people would take it as an insidious campaign. I see votes have already piled up against my suggestion which is fine. I only wanted to make sure that people had a chance to participate. The last time that I saw a survey, only three respondents offered opinions so it was really unclear as to a majority decision. I will go back and remove requests if you or others think that is appropriate.Bzuk 06:22 3 January 2007 (UTC).


Howdy. Tyson here ( Odd connection we have (discovered following your clever user page): I grew up down the street in South Carolina from Johnathan Zucker, son of Jerry Zucker, who now owns HBC. He was a frequent patron of our family's restaurant and friend of my brother's (long before they made gazillions). Another connection is interest in weather (and perhaps aviation?). Anyway, just wanted to say "howdy" (since I now live in Texas). --Tweihs 03:06, 5 January 2007 (UTC)


why did you delete my editing on rocker girlfriend alex ogden.

She is huge on the new york rock scene and is my hero.

I have had the pleasure of meeting her and we chatted fro a while. Although she was a drug addict and has battled anorexia she is now becoming famous

and i congratulate her!

alex ogden[edit]

why did you delete? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by OMG!Smartypants (talkcontribs) 12:40, 5 January 2007 (UTC).

Banks Island[edit]

There is something screwed up with the Banks Island SVG image. First I get a message about "Banks Island.svg" not having a copyright tag. So I uploaded it again as "BanksIsland.svg". It's not blank. [[1]]. I'll revert back to "Banks Island.svg" as soon as I figure out how to add the copyright info. Thanks for your message. Kennonv 15:51, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Senior discount[edit]

I'm interested in why you deleted my article. It was named 'Senior Discount'. I am trying to figure out the rules for deletion and the ways to keep an article up. I looked at a few band articles and I couldn't figure out why they were allowed to remain active and mine was not. Thanks —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Chuckstaton (talkcontribs) 21:10, 5 January 2007.

Where to obtain this book?[edit]

I'm not sure if you can help me with this but seeing as you are one of the more active Wikipedians from Nunavut I figured you'd probably be the most likely. Do you know where I can obtain a copy of Introductory Inuktitut and Introductory Inuktitut Reference Grammar by Mick Mallon? I have searched everywhere for this book and have had no luck in finding it. The Nunavut Arctic College apparently at least used to carry it but has not updated their website in years and has not gotten back to me. If you know of any small book shops or anyone else who is selling the book, please let me know. Thank you for your time. -Simtropolitan 00:30 (UTC) 6 Jan 2007

Thanks for the help[edit]

We have an autistic son who is a Barney fanatic and he decided it was very important we add as much information about the Barney shows as possible. He can quote lines from the shows and back of box word for word and is very particular we get it just right. It's a nice project we can share and hopefully add a lot of useful information for Barney fans. Please continue to pass suggestions along to make the pages better! TCwiki

Eskimo page vandalism[edit]

Thanks for fixing the Eskimo page. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by DhammaLaw (talkcontribs) 07:03, 6 January 2007 (UTC).

Hey I emailed you asking specifically why Senior Discount was not notable enough for a Wikipedia article by why The Specs were (because they have an article on here). You told me to read the Notability page (which was what I already responded to) and you left me a a link to the MUSIC page (that did not work.) I read the first article and this situation specifically still doesn't make sense to me. I just wanted to know if you are actually going to tell me why the Specs are allowed to stay and Senior Discount is not, as you obviously are one of the people who makes these decisions. Thanks -chuck staton

Re:Nunavut Portal[edit]

Wow, for around here in Boston that is fairly common but for the people of Nunavut as a whole, geez, yes I'll definitely write up on this and understand why you didn't. Hopefully this will be the only incident in that town. Also thank you again for the links on the books, I think they'll serve me well. Simtropolitan (Talk) 02:57, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Senior Discount[edit]

Hi this is about the Senior Discount article again. I don't know how to reply to a comment you've left me, so I have to start a new message each time. Senior Discount had opening spots with the bands Suburban Legends, Streetlight Manifesto, Catch 22, Big D And The Kids Table, The Street Dogs, Whole Wheat Bread, (and although I neglected to mention A Wilhelm Scream and Gym Class Heroes, as I didn't have a list of the people in front of me - that was my fault), as well as opening for MC Lars, Patent Pending, and Suburban Legends (Again) next month. These shows have all appeared in the newspaper the Providence Journal and the Providence Pheonix (probably along with tons of other smaller Providence newspapers). I'm just trying to figure out how to get you guys links to these specific listings. The Emergenza Festival information is all at does this help? thanks -Chuckstaton 19:07 08 January, 2007

email correspondance for your reference[edit]

Actually I did mention Senior Discount having had opening spots with the bands Suburban Legends, Streetlight Manifesto, Catch 22, Big D And The Kids Table, The Street Dogs, Whole Wheat Bread, (although I neglected to mention A Wilhelm Scream and Gym Class Heroes, as I didn't have a list of the people in front of me - that was my fault), as well as opening for MC Lars, Patent Pending, and Suburban Legends (Again) next month. (I also said Patent Pending only put out one album on a label - which is true, and is from their Wikipedia. ) But my point is we did make claim to those relationships. I counted ten different artists. But I am interested in "readership numbers"? I think you're referring to "readsership numbers" for the publication in which we would appear, but I'm also interested in what counts as "appearing" - does a show listing in a newspaper that lists specific shows we've played with these bands count?
These rules certainly are interesting.
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Mon, 8 Jan 2007 3:16 PM
Subject: Re: Wikipedia Rulings

The Specs was a band/project in which Matthew Sweet participated, making it notable by its relationship to him, a notable person. (Separate articles are often used to keep main articles from getting too big for the servers.) Patent Pending has played on tour consistently with a few bigger names, giving them similar notability by relationship to more famous groups/individuals. (The have also put out 3 albums, so I don't know where you got your information, but it wasn't from the Wikipedia article about them.)

Senior Discount made no claim to any such relationships, giving them no criteria to evaluate. They can tour all over the place, but if they receive no mention in verifiable sources which themselves should have some notability, (such as readership numbers), then their notability cannot be accounted for.

Please continue to look for subjects which deserve mention, as well as for subject which should not be included.

Thanks, Anthony Annechino

Quoting Chuckstaton <>:

> Hi I created a band page called Senior Discount and it was deleted. > I tried to contest this and was apparently shot down. > The only name it had as a responder to my inquiries was this one > (although this is a different name than the person who flagged me).
> I read the article "Wikipedia: Criteria for musicians and ensembles" > and was very dissappointed with the criteria and how it seems to be > applied to bands putting articles on Wikipedia. > I compared these with the article about the band Patent Pending, who > seemingly released one record on a small record company about 6 > months ago and that they have toured (while Senior Discount > continually plays shows in many different states, just not in a > string of succession). I find this troubling. > More bothersome is that also seems that much smaller and more > obscure bands than Senior Discount are allowed to have articles on > Wikipedia and I cannot figure out why. > Particularly, "The Specs". A band whose Wikipedia article states was > a New Wave cover band from Nebraska, who were together for two > years, and released ONE original song on a compilation CD. > I would just like this to be explained, please
> thank you
> - Chuck Staton
> >

Oh? So you noticed...[edit]

I was a bit confused - initially I thought it was vandalism you were reverting, so I checked the contributions history of the IP and picked off some of the contributions which were not rolled back. How do you want to coordinate this? Just block the IP? I'm actually thinking we might prod/delete the entire set of episodes, and use this to avoid having to deal with the copyright issues directly. Thoughts? --HappyCamper 13:12, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

That's true. Alright, we'll go with your plan then :-) --HappyCamper 13:21, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
Okay, I think I'm done. See you around. --HappyCamper 13:39, 9 January 2007 (UTC)


In reply to your message regarding editing your archive. As far as this applies to my entries, I would like to make it clear to you that I have quite moving reasons to delete these words. I would like to point out to you that those words are copyrighted material and should be deleted in accordance with applicable laws. Devlas 21:27 9 January 2007

Reverted. We're right; you're wrong. Prove us wrong, and you'll have a cause. - CobaltBlueTony 16:44, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

DUDE. Devlas (talk · contribs) Edited your archive again, but this time it had nothing to do with his copyright infringement claims. I recommend a ban if he keeps it up. (He is also corresponding with me regarding this issue, and frankly, it has nothing to do with me. I told him if there's a legitimate legal issue, his people need to contact Wikipedia's people, but in the meantime, the archive stays as it is.) - CobaltBlueTony 15:29, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Template talk:Geolinks-Canada-cityscale[edit]

There is a discussion at Template talk:Geolinks-Canada-cityscale about adding additional map sources to {{Geolinks-Canada-cityscale}}. You may want to comment there. --Eastmain 01:33, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

St. Paul Airport & Alexander the Great Airport (Skopje)[edit]

Thanks for the tips. I will keep that in mind whenever I edit Wikipedia in the future.

Requst for opinion[edit]

The Kristi Yamaoka article has gone through AfD a few times, and has been kept despite what I see to be obvious NN (she herself isn't notable, and her article is mostly about her accident, which fits NN for people). Can you take a look and let me know what you think, and if there's anything to be done? Thanks! MSJapan 17:36, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

Hey CBW -

Any update on whether the addition of MyMetar airport weather is a value add or acceptable to the community?



Image request[edit]

Hi, my name is Lee and I am a photo researcher at a publishing company. I am writing in regards to your snow gauge image. I work for a publishing company and am currently working on an educational science textbook. I would like to use the image I found on Wikipedia. Could you please contact me about this request at —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Athos2001 (talkcontribs) 18:32, 17 January 2007 (UTC).

Re: Archive[edit]

OK, thanks. I'm glad you're that you're OK with it :). Thanks, Martinp23 19:12, 17 January 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for that. I wasn't quite sure what to do as warnings tend to go unnoticed and I thought if I just blocked him I'd be going totally over the top. Your help is much appreciated. --Deskana (request backup) 13:02, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

I had put removed by vandalism because, the user likes to remove deletion templates from articles he creates. --Malevious Userpage •Talk Page• Contributions 15:42, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
Im trying to list it at afd but for some reason the afd2 template isnt working right:| Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of Disney Channel Series (in Episodes) mabey im doing something wrong here... --Malevious Userpage •Talk Page• Contributions 16:01, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Frans Buissink[edit]

Hello. Would you please explain to me in what way the age of the article is relevant to the question of asserting notability? Thanks. - Tragic Baboon (banana receptacle) 21:18, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Ice Hockey Olympic Games 2006[edit]

I moved the text to a Trivia section instead. I really don't think that it should be at the beginning of the article, or in the article at all. Moving it to a Trivia section is a good compromise, right? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:24, 22 January 2007 (UTC).

Your deletion of the Tele_(band) article[edit]

Hi CBW. I am wondering why you deleted the article I created about the band Tele. They are in the process of recording an album and have headlined several shows around Winnipeg and elsewhere, so I do not think of them as non-notable. They may not be famous (yet), but are fairly well known around Winnipeg.

If you still have the article in some sort of storage space, can you please send me the text, because I plan on adding more to the article very shortly. Otherwise, I'll have to create it again from scratch.


Iceberg007 22:07, 22 January 2007 (UTC)


Yes, it was an error; thank you for correcting it. I was correcting the spelling of Ras Kamboni right before I started fixing redirects from Ogaden people to direct links to Ogaden (clan), and I still had "Ras Kamboni" copied. — ዮም | (Yom) | TalkcontribsEthiopia 10:17, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Re: Olesia[edit]

Yup, it's bull. They wrote Qikiqtaaluk - Baffin Island. The letter/sound combination "Olseaaytuuk" is unlikely in any transcription of Inuktitut. I'll back deletion. I'm not sure if it's eligible for speedy delete but definitely for VfD if not. --Diderot 19:56, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Nice compromise[edit]

Thanks for editing the M'Clintock page. That way redirects can get both spellings. Win/Win. Franklin Researcher 19:18, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Bad revert of VR Troopers article "List of Virtual Dungeon Monsters".[edit]

I corrected the typo that listed Mechanoid as Cranoid and added some extra information. You reverted it. Please don't do that again. Thank you. 15:44, 28 January 2007 (UTC)


It's a tough template to delete, because it's used on other templates, which are in turn used on other templates, etc. I placed it in the holding cell for now; I'm working on removing the usages now. Ral315 (talk) 03:48, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

What is your concern with W2? // FrankB 06:02, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

re: I saw Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#TfD with low chance of being closed, looked at the link, saw it had been closed but not deleted and wondered why. How come? CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 06:19, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick answer. Sorry about the delay, I was over the commons. It's not deleted ... because it's really just a macro, as some in the Tfd noted, but ignored what I said about it's scope, and it's importance. It's everywhere in interwiki matters that I've been in six busy months here and on the sisters... It's used to connect categories, used to connect templates, it's used a lot, not just for article links.
   This isn't article use, but inside templates and categories where having common text is important, even necessary, all over the nine sister projects. Deleting it is not a job I'd want, and until it's replaced, it can't be deleted. It's absolutely integral to minimizing the time put into an already dreary mechanical task. It's use is from other sisters to our pages, not what it does here, but it's purpose is also to give compatibility--so text ports sister to sister and presents the same pipetricked way. With [[...]] EVERYTHING needs pipetricked--this links and pipetricks in one neat package.
   Not absolutely needed here, but is very useful, and this site is the central nexus to nine sister projects! Nine X hundreds of pages!!! And that's not important? There are hundreds of templates and category pages which are easy to keep the same with such, but which are painstaking edits when you can't SAR (search and replace)... so you spend time editing and adding pipetricks to someone's text, instead of making sure the various sister's are updated, etc. Bad enough that takes at least a minute when a page is prepped. See this and This. This outcome is a travesty, just when I was getting back in the wiki-groove from three plus months dealing with real life. Worse, I'd prepped another answer on that tfd, and must not have saved it looking for a link. Anyway, that's why I'm interested. A VERY BAD DECISION. // FrankB 07:00, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Vested interest[edit]

re: Oh gawd, that was "how come" as in "How come you was wondering what my concern with W2 was?" not "Please give me an answer that will make my brain hurt." I've read your answer and the links that you provided. I think the whole thing could be summed up as either "It's magic. Don't touch it or you'll burn your fingers." or "It's a GOOD THING, trust me." The only reason that I asked Ral315 was because I thought that he might have forgot to delete it. It happens. Cheers. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 07:46, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
Well my heads been hurtin' over it, including about three all-nighters this past week-- not easy on a guy past 50. But I see where you were just an impartial good doobie making a reminder. OTOH, I'll be hurtin' even worse if I can't get the appeal through. This is absolute silliness. Take away a time saver from the volunteer. The template deletion criteria are way too vauge. This should not have happened. Wikipedians believe in CIV, but not courtesy to let someone have a useful tool. // FrankB 07:55, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Airport Name Votes[edit]

Hey CambridgeBayWeather- I really want to tell you what a great job you have been doing trying to defend changing the airport names...without your support we wouldn't have such a strong case against the stupid WP:Name. It's completely assanine but keep up the good work! Sox23 03:45, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Regarding J. Antonio Farfan entry.[edit]

You deleted information regarding the American Artist J. Antonio Farfan please explain. Or what further verification do you need.