User talk:Caspiax

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Touched up pictures[edit]

You have a history of using touched up pictures, both on the Baha'u'llah page and the Mirza Yahya page. Using actual photos, which are not touched up, are more appropriate and encyclopedic, so please refrain from adding unencyclopedic material. Furthermore, the picture you are adding to the Mirza Yahya page is from a personal website, and thus not a reliable source. Regards, -- Jeff3000 (talk) 22:45, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

I have not touched up the Mirza Yahya page. I found it published on the German wikipedia, and copied to the English Mirza Yahya article. The old picture showed almost nothing and was quite useless I have guessed that someone had done something with it, because I have seen the original passport photo taken 1868 before he was deported to Cyprus. Another passport photo was taken ten years later, 1879, because he wanted to go to Palestine, but was not allowed. Someone has touched up that photo with colors in the edges, I have done nothing with it, but there is a passport photo with the same face. The picture is not falsified, because you can see how he have exactly the same eyes and mouth as one of Bahá'u'lláhs daughters. However, if a map is on a wiki page and you can't see anything on the map, I sometimes magnify it a little, And if the face is interesting, and the picture show everything from the tummy and up to the head, I sometimes, but very rarely, crop the picture and make it to a portrait. You are right, a portrait should not be touched up, but it's a difficult matter when you can't see much on that old portrait, and there are excellent new tools to remove the noise factor on old photographs and enhance black where it should be black, enhance grey where it should be grey, enhance white where it should be white etc. The result is that you can see how the person looked. Many things have been written about Bahá'u'lláhs eyes, and I wanted to make possible for the reader to see as much as possible of his eyes. Regards --Caspiax (talk) 04:12, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
Where can I find the personal website you mentioned? --Caspiax (talk) 11:59, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

December 2009[edit]

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Of course. I added six sources to the part of the article I worked with, but when i should save it a warning message came up. For example a source about pinnacle I can't retail right spelled here or as a source because it is on Wikipedias black list and was rejected, but I don't understand why p-e-t-i-t-i-o-n-o-n-l-i-n-e should be harmful or dangerous. I had to delete this source before it was possible to save my contribution. In the end I deleted two other sources too. The first one because I am the author of the source article in a magazine about religion. Can I use myself as a source? The other one because the excellent text I found had no author, no owner of the web site, no year for publication, no webmaster, etc. Something like this has never happened to me before in any language at Wikipedia. --Caspiax (talk) 13:17, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

improvements[edit]

it is not that the main existing articles can't be improved - they can. But there is a large plethora of possible articles that don't even exist yet. Check out Wikipedia:WikiProject Bahá'í Faith to get a grasp of the breadth of the articles and or trace Bahá'í_Faith#Teachings for articles that don't exist or consider Bahá'í Faith by continent for missing countries or even go through the existing ones (much more to improve there.) Just sharing some thoughts.... --Smkolins (talk) 22:25, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Agree. But I have lingual difficulties. I have been a contributor in 10 years now. 2006 something bad happened to me. The hospital infected me and I was in coma for 3 weeks and when I woke up I had forgotten almost who I was. I couldn't read or write. I couldn't find my way home... well, languages like English, Portuguese, Interlingua and Esperanto was gone, my mother tongue came back within 24 hours. My mainly private rehab was to use English Wikipedia to learn English again, and at the same time I had severe neuropathic pain, that was what the hospital had tried to help me with. The English language was there somewhere in my brain, but I needed to open new channels and Wikipedia was ideal for this (someone should make a movie about this, it's a good story!).
I write English again as you can see, but it still takes much time, I misspell often, need Google Translator, and correct wikified articles with sources and everything always takes time for all. I also have to check and double check everything, I may write the same info twice in a longer article. IF someone know about an handicap assistive technology for writing which should fit me, let me know! I have a lot of knowledge in many fields - from science fiction to religion, from History to science fiction, from Third World pop music to Geography (countries' culture and folk values​​). Wikipedia should be world-wide cooperation, right? And open for handicapped to contribute.--Caspiax 22:49, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Copyright violations[edit]

I'm reverting your change once again as it is a copyright violation, and if you insert material that is so close to the source material again, I will report you to administrators. Copyright violations are taken very seriously in Wikipedia, and must be reverted on sight. Furthermore, your English in the sections which you added yourself is very poor; and per WP:COMMONNAME we use the name that is most used in English, and that is the Bab. Regards, -- Jeff3000 (talk) 19:35, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Thank you Jeff for your reverence for the English language and copyright rules. You are absolutely right. I am not used to the new wiki technology and did not see your first reverting, and I am still not finished with my text. I will move to Word and complete and re-write my text there. However, the present version is also of inferior standard, if one also takes into account the research carried out by other than Baha'i believers. Should then most of the text about the trial and execution be erased?
Generally speaking, I do not see why someone who does not write poor English cannot help wikifying a text that basically adds correct facts and deepens an article. Where is the willingness for cooperation and helpfulness? It's easy to just delete and threaten. It is not pleasant with an universe where anonymous individuals threatening to report people to anonymous potentates, and that this is done completely randomly. It is not necessary that some aspects of Wikipedia must remind so much about former East Germany (DDR). --Caspiax 07:10, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
The Wikipedia policy on Copyright violations is very clear; any copyright violation must be removed at once, and the text that you added was straight out of those texts, and abiding by Wikipedia policy is first and foremost. Regards -- Jeff3000 (talk) 14:00, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I completely agree with you in the copyright question, I understand what you say, I understand why Wikipedia must have this policy to avoid criticism, attacks and allegations of theft from an environment that does not always support the idea behind Wikipedia, and I understand it was wrong of me to upload my working material. It should not have been there even for a second. I am sorry, I love the idea of Wikipedia and have supported it in 12 years by now in different ways. I had a bad night. I thank you for removing it.
I hope and believe that non-copyright intruding texts with references from the research from schools with different views on remarkable personalities in the history of mankind, written in decent English, will broaden the information in the greatest encyclopedia in the future.--Caspiax 07:18, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

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Article upgrade assistance request (Pre-translation stage)[edit]

Seasons Greetings,

This is in reference to a relatively new umbrella article on en-wikipedia named Ceremonial pole. Ceremonial pole is a human tradition since ancient times; either existed in past at some point of time, or still exists in some cultures across global continents from north to south & from east to west. Ceremonial poles are used to symbolize a variety of concepts in several different world cultures.

Through article Ceremonial pole we intend to take encyclopedic note of cultural aspects and festive celebrations around Ceremonial pole as an umbrella article and want to have historical, mythological, anthropological aspects, reverence or worships wherever concerned as a small part.

While Ceremonial poles have a long past and strong presence but usually less discussed subject. Even before we seek translation of this article in global languages, we need to have more encyclopedic information/input about Ceremonial poles from all global cultures and languages. And we seek your assistance in the same.

Since other contributors to the article are insisting for reliable sources and Standard native english; If your contributions get deleted (for some reason like linguistics or may be your information is reliable but unfortunately dosent match expectations of other editors) , please do list the same on Talk:Ceremonial pole page so that other wikipedians may help improve by interlanguage collaborations, and/or some other language wikipedias may be interested in giving more importance to reliablity of information over other factors on their respective wikipedia.

This request is made to you since culture related topics may be of intrest to you.

Thanking you with warm regards Mahitgar (talk) 15:03, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of Kings And Comrades for deletion[edit]

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I have tried to answer this on the mentioned forums. I, and Sanmare (he wrote the band's bio at LastFM) are Swedish, we have no connections to the the band Kings and Comrades. I think (despite the lack of good sources on Internet) that the Wikipedia article about Kings and Comrades are strictly encyclopedic and no promotion article. Med vänlig hälsning - --Caspiax 10:52, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi Caspiax, I do not think the editor who nominated Kings And Comrades for deletion meant to imply that you had a connection to the band or that the article was unfair or biased. It is well written given the few sources you had to work with.
The purpose of Wikipedia is to document things that have already received significant attention in reliable sources. If it is difficult to find information about something, then it probably does not meet Wikipeida's inclusion guidelines, such as the notability guideline for music. Many WikiProjects offer addition guidance about sources and notability, such as WikiProject Albums/Sources.
Kings And Comrades may become notable in the future. You are welcome to keep a copy of the article in your sandbox in case better sources show up soon. Meanwhile, you are right that there are problems with many other Wikipedia articles about bands. You can help by improving them, or if they can't be improved, deleting them. Regards, Worldbruce (talk) 06:12, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

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