User talk:Deryck Chan/Archive 10

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New page again[edit]

It's been a year since the talk page has been archived. This monster length showed nothing much but that I was really lax as an editor in the past year - I received just the same amount of messages (including routine updates from SCOTM and WPHK) as I'd receive during my peak days in one month... That could mean I'm stepping down from Wikipedia, or I need to really brush up my work...

Anyway Happy messaging! --Deryck C. 05:25, 2 April 2008 (UTC)


Hello DC. In response to your comment: According to WP:V (policy) and WP:RS (guideline), "Articles should rely on reliable, third-party published sources with a reputation for fact-checking and accuracy." IMDb allows any person with an e-mail account and a web browser that accepts cookies to set up an account and submit information. In my opinion, that makes their fact-checking reputation suspect. According to this essay, I am not alone in this opinion. It reads: "Trivia on sites such as IMDb or FunTrivia should not be used as sources. These media do not have adequate levels of editorial oversight or author credibility and lack assured persistence." Admittedly, this is just an essay, not a policy or guideline, but it does represent the assessments of many editors.

It appears that the and Variety pages dedicated to the film in question have exactly the same information. I wouldn't cite the page, as it caused my browser to crash. However, Variety is a publication that does have a reputation for fact-checking and accuracy, and I see no problem with citing it as a source. Thanks for finding those. Nick Graves (talk) 16:43, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Membership application for Wikimedia Hong Kong is now open[edit]

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13:17, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Dear wikipedian:

I am glad to tell you that, out local chapter, Wikimedia Hong Kong is now open for membership applications. The Chapter will hold several Recruitment days in different locations in the territory.

Please check out the time, date and location of the recruitment days here, and please hand in your application in person in the one that is convenient to you. Please follow the instruction on that page, and better prepare all the documents needed before the recruitment day.

Please feel free to contact us via this email, whether you can or cannot attend recruitment days, for further details or special assistances.

Sith lord darth vader (talk)

May you adopt me?[edit]

Please adopt me {{adoptme|20080419182614}} --Sean (talk) 20:23, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Will you please adopt me? Rohit Reddy (talk) 13:27, 24 April 2008 (UTC)


If you want you can make me a signature with Se being my user page and an being my talk page.


I could draw as best as I could on MS Paint. ;) --Sean (talk) 21:10, 20 April 2008 (UTC)


That is a great siggy, thanks for the help. It won't work this is what happens -->> [[User:Halosean|Se]][[User talk:Halosean|an]] << (talk) 21:26, 20 April 2008 (UTC) Never mind >> Sean << Oh thanks Again it won't work "Invalid raw signature; check HTML tags." Is what I get K --Sean 21:48, 20 April 2008 (UTC) The terror is over! :) Now for some colors... Same HTML error, I tried colors, here is what I posted Sean You may have to go in edit to see what I did

Like it?[edit]

Like the siggy? Sean G 00:00, 22 April 2008 (UTC) Well User:iMatthew2008 made it for me, I didn't do anything except ask for the colors and design —Preceding unsigned comment added by Halosean (talkcontribs) 14:19, 22 April 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for the reply. I don't mind at all as I myself am around only scarsely.Rohit Reddy™ (talk) 05:32, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for adopting me. I would like to know if there are any special facilities for easy communication between the adopter and the adoptee. I would also like to know about your specializations so that you can enhance my knowledge in those fields.Rohit Reddy™ (talk) 04:15, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Lam Tin Station[edit]

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zh University Station (East Rail) in 1440*900. The stackup is basically looks the same as in the bottom of Lam Tin Station article

The number of pic thumbnails override the article itself, I just removed the least important one. If readers are interested by the station architechture, they have the choice to access to the photo catalog in Commons Wikimedia, that's all. -- Sameboat - 同舟 (talk) 11:49, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

I'm actually using 1440*900 full screen. For 1024*768, it's not entirely satisfying imo. I only demand removal of redundant image thumbnails. whichever you remove isn't my concern. -- Sameboat - 同舟 (talk) 14:21, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
This is it. I pray there is no aggression between us. Let's move on. =v= -- Sameboat - 同舟 (talk) 14:36, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Backlog at Category:Wikipedians seeking to be adopted in Adopt-a-user[edit]

No problem =) Just thought I would shake the leaves a little to try and clear up some of the backlog. I left about 160 users messages, so we should have no problem clearing it up. Best of luck with school. xenocidic (talk) 22:20, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Redirect of Group Number of Lanthanides and Actinides to Group 3 Element[edit]

Please contribute to the discussion at Talk:Group_number_of_lanthanides_and_actinides. Flying Jazz (talk) 14:54, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

A possoble adoptee?[edit]


I saw yourself on a list of possible adopters looking for adoptee's. I looked at your user page and it looks like i could get along with you and you look like you could have alot to teach me. Will you adopt me?

Chicken Quiet (talk) 20:05, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Science Collaboration of the Month[edit]

File:Chemistry-stub.png As a regular contributor to Science Collaboration of the Month, we thought you might like to know that the current collaboration is .
You are receiving this message because your username is listed on our list of regulars. To stop receiving these messages, simply remove your name!

NCurse work 08:05, 4 May 2008 (UTC)


How can we add any article to a particular category? I tried to categorize Y. Venugopal Reddy by adding [[Category:Indian economists] and [[Category:Governors of the Reserve Bank of India] at the bottom. But it did not work.Rohit Reddy™ (talk) 13:48, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

I have tried that, but it was of no use. Here, I have put only single closing brackets because, if I put double closing brackets, they are categorizing this page.Rohit Reddy™ (talk) 05:01, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

You didn't see any edit history because I first saw the preview. It was not working. So, I did not save the page. Anyways, the article has been categorised by someone. Still, I could learn how to do that. Rohit Reddy™ (talk) 12:43, 14 May 2008 (UTC)


can you adopt me please. Wikieditor222 (talk) 19:24, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Deletion review for Template:FootnotesSmall[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Template:FootnotesSmall. Since you closed the deletion discussion for this article, speedy-deleted it, or were otherwise interested in the article, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Rockfang (talk) 19:53, 26 May 2008 (UTC)


Yeah, I'm still around. Now I mostly correct vandalism and the like. --Drahcir my talk 22:53, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

chinese mandarin[edit]

you deleted a great link at standard mandarin.. which was anyway.. your choice.. anonymous —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:47, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

WP:COMPUTING Invitation[edit]

I have noticed that you are already a member of a related project and thought you might be interested in this wikiproject also and hence leaving this note ... - From the outreach dept

Desktop computer clipart - Yellow theme.svg Please accept this invite to join the Computing WikiProject, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to computers and computing.
Simply click here to accept! -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 06:09, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
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First Anniversary Celebrations of Wikimedia Hong Kong[edit]

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Dear Deryck Chan/Archive 10:

Celebrating the First Anniversary of Wikimedia Hong Kong, the Chapter will have a first anniversary conference discussing how to promote Wikimedia and her web 2.0 endeavors in education sector in this conference, as well as a better promotion for the free culture in Hong Kong. The details of the Conference are as shown below:

  • Date: Saturday, July 12, 2008
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
  • Venue:
    • Rm 201, HKCSS Duke of Windsor Social Service Building
    • 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

For further information, please refer to This page。If you want to come and join us in the conference, or your have any inquiries about the celebrations, please contact us via the email of our chapter:

Wikimedia Hong Kong

Invitied by Sith lord darth vader (talk), 14:37, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Integrated banner for WikiProject Computer science[edit]

I have made a proposal for a integrated banner for the project here . I invite you for your valuable comments in the discussion. You are receiving this note as you are a member of the project. Thanks -- Tinu Cherian - 09:53, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Order of the Smiley[edit]

Hi, I have no idea where the image is, but the Order of the Smiley image is broken on the page Wikipedia:Personal user awards/Special Circumstance. I just thought I should let you know, since you were listed as the one who added it to WP:PUA -- plushpuffin (talk) 05:19, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

People ganging up to disrupt an article[edit]


I found you at Wikipedia:Editor assistance. If you can spare a few minutes of your time helping out at Indo-Aryan loanwords in Tamil, I would be thankful.

I am developing an article on words borrowed by Tamil from Indo-Aryan languages. I am citing a standard authoritative lexicon from which I find the words that are borrowed before including them at Indo-Aryan loanwords in Tamil. There are a few people who seem to be intent in damaging the article by adding "cite" tags, "disputed" and "dubious" tags for the article and threatening to delete it within 24 hours.

Could you please help?

Thanks. ­ Kris (talk) 19:00, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

AAU reminder notice[edit]

A friendly reminder from the Adopt-a-User project =)
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Hey there Deryck Chan! This is a friendly reminder to update your status at Wikipedia:Adopt-a-User/Adoptee's Area/Adopters whenever it is appropriate in order to provide new users with the most up-to-date information on available adopters. Also please note that we will be removing adopters who have not edited in 60 days. If you become active again (and we hope you do!) please feel free to re-add yourself. Cheers!
  • Notice delivery by xenobot 14:14, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Happy Adminship[edit]

Admin mop.PNG Wishing Deryck Chan/Archive 10 a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Versus22 talk 07:02, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

RE: Meetup[edit]

I'll be turning up a bit early with a sign, so you'll see us. Just an FYI: Although it is described as a pub lunch it normally runs on for a lot longer, although there is no onus on you to stay.Ironholds (talk) 12:33, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Propylene glycol[edit]

Also on User talk:Knowitall-fgma, Talk:Propylene glycol

Why did you revert my addition that [Propylene glycol] causes cancer as studied by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment OEHHA It originally made the Proposition 65 list of cancer causing chemicals on June 11, 2004. You can download the pdf file list of banned chemicals from the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, enacted in November 1986 by the State of California. The Proposition was intended by its authors to protect California citizens and the State's drinking water sources from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and to inform citizens about exposures to such chemicals. I provided a credible, verifiable source.

Knowitall-fgma (talk) 01:25, 14 March 2009 (UTC)Knowitall-fgma

Wikipedia:Meetup/London 22...[edit] up and running. Cheers, WilliamH (talk) 14:50, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Donald Tsang[edit]

Well, how did you discover it? I revert it myself already. I think no one knows what I have done if I revert myself! Raymond Giggs 05:43, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

de-prime? Raymond Giggs 13:08, 6 June 2009 (UTC)
Well, I would going to be a CD-ROM again. Raymond Giggs 03:29, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Celebrations for 2nd Anniversary of Wikimedia Hong Kong[edit]


There's a discussion on the Cantonese talk page regarding Yale/JP that might interest you. Akerbeltz (talk) 18:52, 3 August 2009 (UTC)


Hi Deryck Chan,

I've started to clean up the Adopters' list. You appear to appear to have been editing only sporadically in the last months. I wonder if you're still interested in adopting new users. If you're not interested any more, would you mind removing yourself? Thank you and happy editing, Snowolf How can I help? 11:14, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Editor vandalism[edit]

Hello Deryck I am an editor here on wikipedia. There is this other editor cosmic latte who has been vandalising the Michael jackson Page with the last 24 hours he has made over 50 edits to major parts of the article without even discussing with other editors who have been warning him. he has in the passed been guilty of vandalism. Please speak with him. I also believe that he uses other names such as TimothyHorrigan and Rodhullandemu. please speak with this individual he has put block on his vandalism so you cant undo what he has done. This is making wikipedia look really bad as Michael Jackson is one of the most searched article.Knighttrain (talk) 22:43, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia's tagline[edit]

Hi. I noticed that you participated in a 2005/2006 discussion and straw poll on whether or not the tagline at the top of all Wikipedia articles should be changed from "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia" to "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit". I don't know if you're still interested in this issue or not, but this exact change has been proposed once again, this time at the Village pump, and there is currently an RFC (Request for Comment) on the subject where it is being discussed. All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 18:13, 13 May 2010 (UTC)


Hello. I am struggling with homosexual feelings. Could you suggest where in Cambridge I could go to resolve these sinful thoughts? Yours in christ, a struggling gay. (talk) 16:38, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Are you sure it would be a good idea to send me to an LGBT officer? I've heard they promote a homosexual agenda. I want to be helped, not helped to sin more. Will the Magdalene Christian Union help me defeat my sins? (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 01:18, 20 May 2010 (UTC).

Michael Jackson vandalism[edit]

Just writing to say thank You for replying.

Have a great day. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Knighttrain (talkcontribs) 19:50, 1 June 2010 (UTC)