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Hi! The following is an archive of my talk pages. This page is simply a reference and should not be edited. If you'd like to leave me a message, please do on the talk page by clicking here. Thanks!

Archive 1 - Archive 2 - Archive 3


Move !![edit]

Please learn the difference between "move" (as defined by the MediaWiki software) and "copy and paste". This delete request states "I moved..." - no you did not - you copy-and-pasted. If I had carried out your delete request, I would have destroyed over a year's edit history. If you wish to move an article to a title that already exists, eg. in the simplest case to reverse a previous move, then you must request an admin to do it. -- RHaworth 18:36:28, 2005-09-11 (UTC)

Replied on your talk page... with manners! — CuaHL 21:03, 11 September 2005 (UTC) (archived)

Question[edit]

Hello. Could you please tell me under which license is 600px under? Thanks. Doidimais Brasil 01:30, 16 September 2005 (UTC)

To be honest, I don't know where I found it, sorry. If any clues show up I'll let you know — CuaHL 02:26, 16 September 2005 (UTC)

Category link text labels[edit]

I noticed you updated the category tag for Saffron to read "[[Category:Firefly characters|Saffron]]". In case you weren't aware of it, this is not necessary. The only reason to add a category link text label is to change the order it is displayed on a category page. There are three cases where this is useful:

  1. Ignore a leading word in an article title, like "The" or a person's first name. For example, Malcolm Reynolds uses "[[Category:Firefly characters|Reynolds, Malcolm]]". This would not apply to Saffron, as she is (at this point) a single-named person.
  2. Meta-articles, which you might want to keep "out of the way" of normal category items. These are tagged as "[[Category:Category name|*]]" and end up in a separate section headed by "*".
  3. Templates that force inclusion in a category, which are tagged "[[Category:Category name|{{PAGENAME}}]]". These are sorted by the title of the article the template is placed in. (Unfortunately, there is currently no way I know of to reorder articles like case #1 using templates like case #3.)

Please forgive me if you already knew this. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 08:43, 19 September 2005 (UTC)

Template:Unsigned3[edit]

Hello, I realize that you've left, but I wanted you to know that I've changed {{unsigned3}} a wee bit. I've deleted the coloring and made it small so that it looks like other {{unsigned}} templates. Hope you like it, if not, go ahead and change it back. All the best, --Blackcap | talk 22:37, 4 October 2005 (UTC)


Final Fantasy images[edit]

Aww, damn, those weren't orphaned? :( I deleted them months ago... if they were deleted just a few days ago there might have been some way to recover them from a cache somehow, but at this point I doubt there's anything that can be done. The trouble is, when images are linked to through text links, as they are in the articles you mentioned, they don't show up on the image description page under the "file links" section. I even contacted DarkEvil about the images because they all seemed to be unused, but he left Wikipedia a few days later. I'm very sorry about that... Coffee 17:01, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Hi, Cuahl! I announce to you that I return as troubles keeping me from coming back were gone. Since I was still receiving messages from other people, including yours, I decided I'd come back. Furthermore, some troubles have been caused by me and I want to correct them as I know I am able to do a lot for the articles in the Final Fantasy project. Once again, thanks for the message who made me decide that I'd really return. DarkEvil 00:25, 5 December 2005 (UTC)

Mel Gibson[edit]

You seem to be removing some links to Mel Gibson sites which I have added. I see no reason why people's access to information should be curtailed; after all that is the purpose of Wikipedia, to allow free access to information! Don't you agree?
-- —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gobacktotexas (talkcontribs) 03:09, 6 January 2006

Tetra Master article[edit]

hey, can you add references to the Tetra Master article you created. i recently tried to get it promoted to good article status, but the status was removed because it has no referenced sources. --ZeWrestler Talk 20:29, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

  • Check the talk page for the article, a template of it being previously listed as a good article is there. The person who put that there stated that it needs to be well referenced and have sources. Check the link to good article standards for more information. --ZeWrestler Talk 21:16, 7 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Judging from what i see, I guess see if you can find any sources that back up what is stated in the article, or find a way to cite from the game. I remember all the work you had put into the article when it was created, so I'm trying to see if I can get it elevated back to Good Article status.--ZeWrestler Talk 21:28, 7 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Not a problem, just trying to be of service. BTW, hows life treating you?--ZeWrestler Talk 21:43, 7 January 2006 (UTC)
  • My life is just as hectic. I'm not a full time wikipedian right now. I just finished the worst 3 month period of my life and i've been spending my entire break working on grad school applications or a paper i'm trying to get published for a conference. Hopefully i can return soon. --ZeWrestler Talk 22:13, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

Paris[edit]

Hey, I just read your request over on Wikitravel. What are you questions? I'll be happy to try to answer. -- MarkJaroski 13:16, 8 January 2006 (UTC)

Hi again. I'm answering here because you seem more comfortable with Wikipedia, but I guess probably it should be on [1] in the long run.

First off, yes, if you want to ride the Metro your best bet is to buy a "Carnet de dix billets" pron: carnay duh dee. You can get them in Gare du Nord assuming you are taking the Eurostar. They have an info booth there where the staff wear little badges with flags showing the languages they speak, so just look for the union jack.

Actually though I would put the metro third on my list of means of transport in Paris. I greatly prefer walking and cycling. Given that you and your friend are 20 and 21 you really ought to walk since you can probably see everything you want to see on foot, and its more fun anyhow. As soon as you get in get a copy of "Plan de Paris par Arrondissement" (or print out my maps from Wikitravel). That said the metro can be fun: If you want to experience full on metro crazyness try to use the Châtelet-Les Halles station: It's insane! Far far crazier than any London tube station. Also in a pinch cabs are very very cheap by London standards.

For your friend I would suggest you spend some time in the 4th Arrondissement. Around the corner of Rue Vielle du Temple and Rue de la Bretonnerie is where you'll probably find the scene I guess he's looking for. There are a couple of hundred trendy cafes in the area some gay and some straight: Just walk around. Actually my wife and I did most of the reviews in the Wikitravel article, and since we're not much interested in gay bars we didn't review any. Your friend's contribution would be welcome over there.

If I were you I probably wouldn't much worry about the language problem. The waitstaff will speak some English pretty much anywhere you go in the 1st or 4th arrondissements, and that should be more than enough Paris for one visit. That said the pleasantries can be pretty important, so do study up on those, "bon jour", "pardonnez-moi parlez-vous l'anglais ?" etc.

Almost every hotel in Paris has English speaking staff, so that's almost certainly not an issue. What's your price range? -- MarkJaroski 14:29, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

Final Fantasy Project[edit]

Hiya, I added some comments to your subject and had a bit of a play with date tagging - see if its the kind of thing you had in mind =) As I said on the project page, I like the idea of a Project Portal a lot, one of my self-assigned jobs is a bit of project management as you've probably noticed! If it's ok, I might have a tinker now and then in your sandbox? >Gamemaker 17:57, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

Hi -- I'd like to know how to go about lobbying for having the current "Spira" article changed to "Spira (Final Fantasy)" and putting up the "Spira (disambiguation)" page in place of "Spira," as a normative encyclopedic definition. As you will see, I have a personal interest in this... Spir 21:07, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

thanks for the info, cuaHL... you rule. Spir 21:59, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the note, and yeah, do let me know when you have something for the project pages! Anything that improves them has to be a Good Thing =) >Gamemaker 22:43, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

New project pages project (!)[edit]

Hiya, I've had a dip into some of your new stuff over today and just wanted to say its looking good so far. I especially like the Announcements system - I'd quite like to see that go live immediately actually =) It's still a bit tricky at the moment to see how it will all feel, but I'm sure once you get a front end in place that should all become clearer. >Gamemaker 23:38, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

Had another sniff around:

  • I like the changes to the Review section, having the project page for information and the talk page for discussion makes sense and should make things tidier. I'd add a note somewhere early on that encourages newbies to bypass whatever aspects of the submission process they don't understand (similar to a note I added at the top of the current Review page). You might also want to specify what the appropriate 'status' field options are: I guess 'open' and 'complete' are enough, or maybe 'open', 'resolved' and 'unresolved' would be better.
  • Your WPFF Subpage template may be redundant, as sub-pages in project space automatically get a link to their parent level at the top of the page...
  • Good idea to put an explaination of the role call, though I envisioned it being used to populate the active participants list on the project front page: ie, the names on the role call at the end of a month define the new month's active participants list, and the role call is flushed for the new month. I think this is probably what you meant anyway, just with different words =)

In general I don't see anything to complain about! >Gamemaker 14:24, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

Hi again, nice job on the implementation of the new pages! Something's confusing me though, we seem to have two Community sections now: the old one on the main discussion page, and the new one on its own page. The new page seems to be the new home, but it refers people back to the old section for the role call... =/ Would it be better to move all Community stuff to the new page? We could alter the Navigation box to improve its visibility and, for a while at least, point people to it from the old section too. What do you reckon? >Gamemaker 10:44, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

Mainly, I need help with organization and whatnot. I've been trying to keep the todo page nice and neat, but the discusion page is quickly becoming large. Deckiller 02:57, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

FF Project[edit]

Haha, don't worry about it. I'm still relatively new to Wiki and I was kind of freaking out trying to figure if there was some rule I didn't know about that had been violated. Thanks for leaving me the note, I really appreciate it.  :) -RaCha'ar 15:38, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Re: "Looking good, and sorry"[edit]

No hard feelings whatsoever. I've come to understand where you were coming from, and am trying to adjust my judgement accordingly. Cases like the Al Bhed thing probably could have done with a full week, whereas something like that Midgar discussion a while back needed exactly as long as it ran, or at least a good two weeks for everyone to weigh in on it.

Thank you for the compliments, by the way. I've tried to be as helpful as I may. Ryu Kaze 01:13, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

I noticed you didn't have one yet; you deserve it! Deckiller 22:13, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
Your welcome ^_^. You were one of the original three (from my records), and your work is awesome, so you are due. Deckiller 22:24, 8 March 2006 (UTC)



Welcome to Esperanza![edit]

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Welcome, Cuahl/archive2, to Esperanza, the Wikipedia member association! As you might know, all the Esperanzians share one important goal: the success of this encyclopedia. Within that, we then attempt to strengthen the community bonds, and be the "approachable" side of the project. All of our ideals are held in the Charter, the governing document of the association.

Now that you are a member, you might be interested in some of our programs. A quite important program is the StressUnit, which seeks to support editors who have encountered any stress from their Wikipedia events, and are seeking to leave the project. So far, Esperanza can be credited with the support and retention of several users. We have a calendar of special events, member birthdays, and other holidays that you can add to and follow.

In addition to these projects, several more missions of Esperanza are in development, and are currently being created at Esperanza/Possibles.

I encourage you to take an active voice in the running of Esperanza. We have a small government system, headed by our Administrator general, Celestianpower, and guided by the Advisory Committee , KnowledgeOfSelf, JoanneB, Titoxd and FireFox. The elections have ended.

If you have any other questions, concerns, comments, or general ideas, Esperanzian or otherwise, know that you can always contact me via email or talk page. Alternatively, you could communicate with fellow users via our IRC channel, #wikipedia-esperanza (which is also good for a fun chat or two :). I thank you for joining Esperanza, and look forward to working with you in making Wikipedia a better place to be!

Thanks! -- 20px Flag of Ontario.svg Flag of Canada.svg nathanrdotcom (TCW) 00:00, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for wikifying Ice[edit]

Thanks for wikifying the Ice article I created. I forgot about the poor little bugger! Mike (T C) Star of life2.svg 23:13, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Liverpool![edit]

What a coincedence, I visited a friend in Liverpool for a few months last summer (though he lived a little bit outside the city). I want to visit again :( (costs too much) - 20px Flag of Ontario.svg Flag of Canada.svg nathanrdotcom (TCW) 23:54, 9 March 2006 (UTC)


Wiki glitch[edit]

Well, not really a glitch as such, more an oversight on my part. After adding the WPFF NavFrame to our main Talk pages, I think I've spotted people having problems when they use the + button to add a topic: the new topic gets placed below the NavFrame... =/ I thought I'd pick your brain and ask if you can think of any way around this, short of removing the box from the bottom of the page..? Cheers! >Gamemaker 00:19, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

Ah well, not to worry - cheers for investigating it for me! >Gamemaker 10:28, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

Re: I'm curious...[edit]

Hey Cuahl, thanks for dropping by... when I went to check Flan Princess, the cruft was still there (clearing my cache didn't work). I went to check the source, and was surprised so see only the redirect text. After some research, I found out that the syntax must be uppercase, so I fixed it. Learn something new every day! Also, wow, nice work on your user page, looks really flashy! Flooch 04:06, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

Re: 42[edit]

hey, sorry for the late responce. To answer your question, i've been going through some tough times as of latly. I'm alive, but just surviving the school work factor, mixed in with lots of social issues. i should eventually get back to the way i was before. so don't count me out yet. --ZeWrestler Talk 04:21, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

User:Zmmz[edit]

Hi, we have set up an Rfc here[2], but we have done a poor job. Bottom line, we need an advocate, do you of anyone? Thanks.Zmmz 22:29, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thank you for updating the Sephiroth infobox. And no problem with the rudness, my initial response was a little rude aswell. It seems to be something we wiki editors have (yelling at the subordinate). -- Psi edit 22:50, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

New userpage[edit]

Nice! >Gamemaker 22:55, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

Image:Sephiroth art (cropped).jpg[edit]

I noticed that you accidently uploaded this picture with the GFDL licence. I corrected it. I know you're doing ten things at once, but you should make sure you upload pictures with the right licence. Thanks! :) --JiFish(Talk/Contrib) 00:12, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

How do I create "J. Gordon Edwards" page when there is already another J. Gordon Edwards? My J. Gordon Edwards is a film director. I tried everything... Thank you for helping me. - Kedar 23:53, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Re: Hi[edit]

I'm a little late to answer this, but I thought you'd prefer a late answer better than no answer at all. Yeah, college is taking more of my time since I came back from christmas vacation. All of this because I have more classes and one of them is a physics class and I need to study a lot more since this is nothing compared to what I knew of desktop publishing. But other than that, I like what I'm doing at school. Anyways, thanks for caring, I'll try to do a little more, and I should be able to come back full time in June. --DarkEvil 03:26, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

23:23, 18 March 2006[edit]

Vandalism??? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kedar (talkcontribs) 07:47, 19 March 2006

  • Yes? What's so important about vandalism that you posted it twice? - 20px Flag of Ontario.svg Flag of Canada.svg nathanrdotcom (TCW) 12:28, 19 March 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the page fix, nathanrdotcom. What do you mean Kedar? — CuaHL 21:20, 19 March 2006 (UTC)
You're welcome. — 20px Flag of Ontario.svg Flag of Canada.svg nathanrdotcom (TCW) 06:55, 20 March 2006 (UTC)



Esperanza Newsletter, Issue #1[edit]

Reach out is a program aimed at allowing users to bring issues that they have had in Wikipedia to a listening, sympathetic and caring audience:
"No one can know how we feel if we do not say. We cannot expect to get understanding if we do not ask for it. No one will dispute that sometimes life's issues are too much for one person. It is fair to say that sometimes Wikipedia's problems fall under the same heading. This is a place where you can bring the bruises that can sometimes be got on this project for attention."
The Stress alerts program aims at identifying users who are stressed, alerting the community of thier stress and works in tandem with the Stressbusters at trying to identify causes of stress and eliminating them.
Note from the editor
Welcome to this new format of the Esperanza Newsletter, which came about during the last Advisory Council meeting - we hope you like it! The major changes are that each month, right after the Council meeting, this will be sent out and will include two featured programs and a sum up of the meeting. Also, it will be signed by all of the Advisory Council members, not just Celestianpower. Have an Esperanzial end of March, everyone!
  1. Future meetings are to be held monthly, not fortnightly as before.
  2. Bans and Access level changes (apart from autovoice) in the IRC channel are to be reported at the new log.
  3. In the IRC channel, there is going to be only one bot at a time.
  4. The charter requires members to have 150 edits and 2 weeks editing. Why this is the case will be clarified.
  5. A new Code of Conduct will be drafted by JoanneB and proposed to the Esperanza community.
  6. The NPA reform idea is to be dropped officially.
  7. Charter ammendments are to be discussed in future, not voted on.
  8. The Advisory Council is not going to be proposed to be expanded by the Advisory Council themselves, if others want to propose it, they will listen.
Signed...
Celestianpower, JoanneB, Titoxd, KnowledgeOfSelf and FireFox 17:47, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Esperanza Newsletter, Issue #2[edit]

The Barnstar Brigade is a new program aimed at giving more very deserving yet unappreciated users barnstars. It will officially start on 2006-04-09, but signing up is encouraged before this date:
"Here in Wikipedia, there are hundreds of wikipedians whose work and efforts go un-appreciated. One occasionally comes across editors who have thousands of good edits, but because they may not get around as much as others, their contributions and hard work often go un-noticed. Sadly, these editors often leave the project. As Esperanzians, we can help to make people feel appreciated, be it by some kind words or the awarding of a Barnstar. A project the size of Wikipedia has thousands of editors, so there are plenty of people out there who deserve recognition, one just has to find them. The object of this program is not to flood editors with Barnstars, but to seek out people who deserve them, and make them feel appreciated."
The Stress alerts program aims at identifying users who are stressed, alerting the community of thier stress and works in tandem with the Stressbusters at trying to identify causes of stress and eliminating them.
Information
Welcome to the second issue of the new format Esperanza Newsletter - we hope you still like it! This week, it was delivered diligently by our new dogsbody. MiszaBot (run by Misza13): any execution complaints should go to him. Content comments should be directed at the Esperanza talkpage. Thanks!
  1. The next elections: Approval voting as before and, also as before, an previous leadership member can run. Please submit your name for voting in the relevant section of this page. Voting starts on 2006-04-23 and ends on 2006-04-30. There will be three places up for grabs as KnowledgeOfSelf is leaving Wikipedia. Please see the previously linked page for full details.
  2. The Code of Conduct is now ready for extensive discussion! Specific comments should go to the Code of Conduct talk page, discussion of having one at all should be directed to the main Esperanza talk page.
  3. The current process for accepting proposals for new programs has been deemed fine. All Advisory Council members and the Admin Gen are to endevour to be bold when viewing discussion. If they feel that consensus has been reached, they will act accordingly.
A plea from the editor...
The propsed programs page is terribly underused! Please leave any comments, good or bad, on the page, to help us determine the membership's thoughts on the ideas there.
Signed...
Celestianpower, JoanneB, Titoxd, KnowledgeOfSelf and FireFox 19:53, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Happy Easter![edit]

Please put all tasty Easter wishes here!

Happy Easter! These special Easter eggs were laid just for you by an evil bunny! — Flag of Ottawa, Ontario.svg Flag of Ontario.svg Flag of Canada.svg nathanrdotcom (TCW) 05:32, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Old Skool Esperanzial note[edit]

Since this isn't the result of an AC meeting, I have decided to go Old Skool. This note is to remind you that the elections are taking place now and will end at 23:50 UTC on 2006-04-29. Please vote here. Thanks. --Celestianpower háblame 20:42, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Esperanza Newsletter, Issue #3[edit]

The Administrator Coaching program is a program aimed at preparing Wikipedians for Adminship or helping them understand the intricacies of Wikipedia better. Recently, changes have been made to the requirements of coachees. Please review them before requesting this service.
This would be something like the Welcoming Committee, but for people who have figured out the basics of editing articles; they're not newcomers any more, but they might want some help in learning new roles. Some might like suggestions about how to learn vandal patrol, or mentoring on taking an article to featured status, or guidance with a proposal they plan to make at the Village Pump, for example. In this way, Esperanza would help keep hope alive for Wikipedia because we would always be grooming the next generation of admins.
The Stressbusters are a subset of Esperanza aiming to investigate the causes of stress. New eyes on the situation are always welcome!
Note from the editor
As always, MiszaBot handled this delivery. Thank you! Also, congratulations go to Pschemp, Titoxd and Freakofnurture for being elected in the last elections! An Esperanzial May to all of the readership!
  1. Posting logs of the Esperanza IRC channel are explicitly banned anywhere. Violation of this rule results in deletion and a ban from the channel.
  2. A disclaimer is going to be added to the Esperanza main page. We are humans and, as such, are imperfect.
  3. Various revisions have been made to the Code of Conduct. Please see them, as the proposal is ready to be ratified by the community and enacted. All members will members to have to re-confirm their membership after accepting the Code of Conduct.
  4. Referendums are to be held on whether terms of AC members should be lengthened and whether we should abolish votes full stop.
  5. Admin Coaching reform is agreed upon.
Signed...
Celestianpower, JoanneB, Titoxd, Pschemp and Freakofnurture
20:29, 7 May 2006 (UTC)