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Alberto Blanco, Mexican poet entry

Thank you for your advice. I have worked diligently (as a first-time wikipedian) to make Blanco's entry meet the standards of wikipedia. My problem now (but there may be others although I took care of the disambiguation issue and I worked on references)...is posting a photo/image. My sense from bouncing from link to link is that I need to establish an account with the wikimedia commons and then upload an appropriate image there to later be moved over to the Blanco page??? I have a photo but I did not take it; the photographer wants credit (not on Blanco's page, but in the Wiki commons.) I am not sure how to proceed. I guess the worst case scenario would be that the photo is rejected. I am not in the position to fly to Mexico City to take photos of Senor Blanco (aka no funds). My connection to his work has been as a literary translator (aka impoverished.)

Again, thanks for your first words of wisdom (even if a lot was boiler-plate), and, if you can, let me know this: HOW HARD should it be to upload to a photo to a page? Am I just getting too uptight about the wiki-rules? I mean, are there people who do this in just a matter of minutes?

Thank you, expert, Millerowski (talk) 00:37, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Neutralisation

I have balanced out discussion on Chilean Australian so go to the talkpage and view my comments please. Thankyou TeePee-20.7 (talk) 16:25, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Chilean-Australian. Resolution sought

ATTN: PelleSmith, Pippu d'angelo, Itsmejudith, Blnguyen, Angusmclellan, Conman, SQL, Ned Scott and AussieLegend

I think it is in all our interests that we resolve the debate on the cited number of Chilean-Australians.

TeePee and myself have presented our arguments and rebuttals for some days now.

I thank you for your attention to the issues, and especially for bearing with us in this challenging debate. While I can not speak for TeePee, I would assume he is equally grateful.

But now is the time to get this debate finally finished.

I have drafted a comprimise version here (15:58, 17 May 2008 ) which provides references to the Jupp 2001 estimate and the ABS 2006 ancestry estimate, with caveats attached which explain their respective difficiencies.

Now I respectfully ask if you could pass judgement on my text for this version, with a support or oppose provided on Talk:Chilean Australian. If you have not responded by 20 May I will presume you have elected not to take part.

I myself, and I would hope and expect TeePee, will abide by your ruling.

Thank you. Kransky (talk) 16:36, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

"Although I do think it is in all our interest that we resolve the debate, I still think there are some issues needed to be addressed. I am equally as grateful as Kransky for all your time and effort but do not agree with his revision especially since it still contains information which has been referenced by an invalid reference which has been the major issues I have had with him throughout the whole history of this article. My version here provides references to the Embassy 2006 estimate and the ABS 2006 ancestory estimate. I respectfully ask you view my edit first as I asked first and tell me what problems you have with it before viewing Kransky's revision. (This was the terms I agreed to Kransky before promising I would not revert your revision, as you did not respect my request and want your revision to be viewed first I do not see why I should respect your request and let the article remain in it's current revision especially since you have provided that invalid reference which you have been doing for months). Thankyou TeePee-20.7 (talk) 17:21, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
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I think you need to add a "This user has no understanding of elementary school mathematics" userbox on your user page. 100 x 0 = 100? Really now. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 214.13.212.26 (talk) 05:23, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Alberto Blanco, Mexican Poet

Thank you for your May 18 advice. I didn't realize it was there till today. In the meantime, I bought "Wikipedia: the Missing Manual" hoping to solve my photo problem. I also (today) discovered the IRC and asked questions about posting photos. I got the photographer of the Blanco photo to send an email following the template saying the photo was hers, it was free, she just wanted credit if people used it. I forwarded it to permissions and got this reply back:


We have received the permission for the image(s) and have made the necessary modifications to the Image page(s).

Thank you for providing this to us, and for your contribution to the Wikimedia Commons.

Yours sincerely, Michelle Kinney


The photo is in the commons as Alberto Blanco, Mexican Poet. (I put some categories)

BUT, following the instructions I found in the WIki Missing Manual (i.e Go to article, click on edit page, and add:

File:Nameofimage.ext
caption text

)

I couldn't get the picture to appear. I looked at the tutorial you pointed me too, but it didn't help me.

(I noticed that none of the current "hot" contemporary American poets have photos on their articles (for ex., the current US Poet Laureate, Charles Simic or the former, Charles Wright, or many years ago, Mark Strand. should I just give up? (I hate giving up!))

Thanks again for your advice. If you can further help me, much appreciation to you.

Millerowski (talk) 06:08, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

I will respond on your talk page shortly. Confusing Manifestation(Say hi!) 06:44, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Alberto Blanco, Mexican poet entry

Ah, simplicity! Profound and humble thanks...the book I was using said "NAME" of photo. I thought the name was Alberto Blanco, Mexican poet. Live and learn. I should do some more of this so that I won't have used your valuable time for just one article. I noticed that the entry for Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (Mexican poet, 17th century) needs a lot of work although it is not a stub and does have photos...Thanks, gracias, etc. Millerowski (talk) 20:30, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Alberto Blanco, Mexican Poet

Hi, I'm in trouble again. I translated the article into Spanish and am having trouble with Spanish wiki. But that's not what I am writing about. I went to the Commons to make sure the photo of Alberto B. was still there (so I could put it in the spanish wiki), and the photo is there, but it says "this page does not exist. You can crate it." Do I need to create a page for the photo? I already got permission, etc., filled out the initial image questionnaire. Shouldn't I be able to simply move the image to Spanish wiki by using the formula/template? Thanks again. Millerowski (talk) 23:03, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

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Hi, Confusing, I got some help from a Spaniard. A question about the English Blanco article: Would it be better if I made a disambiguation page? Since there are only 2 ABs, I didn't think it necessary. Also, do you think it needs section subheadings? I think it's too short for that. Thanks so much. Millerowski (talk) 20:24, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

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Hello--I'm involved with the edit dispute which you commented on here. Not talking about the behavior in the dispute, but the substance of your comment there...

I'd love to get non-weaselly, but in this instance I don't see how to do so without becoming terribly cumbersome, or even misleading. To put things in perspective (and be clear about where I'm coming from), I consider it a clear fact that most people who bother to think about such things think about Adam Smith as the father of economics. There are certainly exceptions, and the exceptions often arise among people who think more deeply about it. I myself have no opinion on whether he is the father of economics or not, I just don't know. But it does seem like an important point, it's where the guy's place in history is and making clear there's a distinction between him, and say Malthus.

So then, the point to be made is "Adam Smith is generally regarded as the father of (modern) economics." The question is, how to say it? If we wrote, "Economists X, Y, and Z regard Adam Smith as the father of economics." that really wouldn't capture it, and could be rebutted by three other economists who (while in the small minority) honestly feel differently. "Most economics textbooks give Adam Smith credit for being the father of economics." Maybe better? Still seems awkward to me, and doesn't seem to capture it.

Anyway, it seems tricky. I'm tempted to appeal to exceptions, but this is the first time it's come up for me, so I'm hoping you'll have suggestions which, upon reading, will seem the obvious solution.

Thanks! CRETOG8(t/c) 00:43, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

(per your talk page responding here) It's a good question, and not fully answered at WP:WEASEL. Depending on how strongly people object to the "weasel" form, the simplest option is to leave it as it is, but to append multiple citations to it to give an idea as to who actually says it. The next step up is to use something like "Many economists, such as/including X{cite}, Y{cite} and Z{cite}, regard ...". If there are any particularly significant dissenting views, or people who clarify their statements (e.g. "Smith is the father of modern economics, but only by virtue of ...") then you could leave the original "many" line in the lead section, with or without cites, and discuss the whole thing in a new section of the article. In fact, it looks like it's already going that way a bit, since the father thing is mentioned again in the Legacy section. Personally, I'd move all the citations down there, and maybe just expand a little on the inclusion/exclusion of "modern". That keeps your lead section clean, and gives all the juicy details in the article, just like it's supposed to be. Besides that I'm not sure how much you can do. I do agree that most of the problem is not the statement itself, but the minor yet vocal opposition to it. Confusing Manifestation(Say hi!) 03:59, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. No giant flash of insight, but some stuff to mull on. I like the idea of moving the cites down into the body, though. I think that'll have to wait until the argument dies down, though. CRETOG8(t/c) 04:05, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

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Recently the "Royce Mathew" situation was dismissed, and I would've been fine for that, were it not for the fact that he is personally attacking me and other users again. A list of all things is documented here: [1].

This is a formal complaint to the administrators, and I am sure that he will once again attack me on my page once more. Thank you very much for your time! BlackPearl14Pirate Lord-ess of the Caribbean 20:32, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Question

Are you going to delete the image or not? A perfect .svg image already exist. It should be deleted. Noble12345 (talk) 23:32, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks...

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Campaigning

Hi - you seem to have a subpage which is being used for campaigning and linking to a petition. While people have latitude with their talkpage, using them for soapboxing is generally considered to be a bad thing. --Cameron Scott (talk) 23:34, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

just so you know how I came across it - there was a discussion over at AN about people linking to petition sites so I had a look who was hosting external links to certain sites. Thanks. --Cameron Scott (talk) 10:15, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Main Page redesign

The Main Page Redesign proposal is currently conducting a straw poll to select five new designs, before an RFC in which one will be proposed to replace the Main Page. The poll closes on October 31st. Your input would be hugely appreciated! Many thanks, PretzelsTalk! 09:20, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for your detailed and thoughtful comments!

Of all the responses I received, yours was most thoughtful and not insulting that I would try such a project with my students. It will take me hours and hours I presume to really "come up to speed" but I'll keep trying.

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