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Good work on Yunnan-related articles. I have a question: are you a native Chinese reader? I'm trying to figure out a character. Badagnani (talk) 07:28, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, see User_talk:Ran#Need Chinese character help. Badagnani (talk) 07:42, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

It's an inscription on a 108-year-old Vietnamese đàn tranh. I think the first two characters are a maker's mark (金声 = "golden sound"). The last character seems to mean "articulation" in Chinese music. __ 韻. Badagnani (talk) 07:55, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

It may very well be, but the left side looks different and I wasn't sure there was a dot at the top. It's not carefully written and it looks as if the wood is cracked. But I think it's a good guess. Badagnani (talk) 08:00, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! If you don't have a dictionary, you could use . Badagnani (talk) 08:08, 5 February 2008 (UTC)


where it is Defoestration??

This is my user page. Dforest is my user name. You are looking for Deforestation. Dforest (talk) 17:37, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Korean cuisine[edit]

Hi, I just want to let you know about the contributors to this article. They have a great number of people who have been in conflict over the contents of the article and that it has gotten very contentious in the past. A long list of people have tried to mediate this and have been unsuccessful and have gotten the treatment you received.

Just want to let you know, --- Jeremy (talk) 18:20, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Get out while you still can, they are not going to back down. I have had good working relationship with Badagani, but his passion for this article overwhelms any coherent thought. I actually had to request the article be completly locked down last time to prevent the open editing warfare over this issue. --- Jeremy (talk) 06:46, 26 February 2008 (UTC)


I understand that you may have thought it an obvious reference, but I, and possibly others, did not. Regardless of obviousness, information still needs to be sourced because people unfamiliar with the topic may not find something as obvious as others who are. Case in point: I find it obvious that David Mitchell stars in the sitcom Peep Show; however it still requires a source, because many non-British people would not know anything about Mitchell or Peep Show. This means that pretty much everything needs to be sourced, particularly something as disputable as a cultural reference. I would like to thank you for complying with this, however I am not comfortable with leaving unsourced information in articles that I have worked extensively on, particularly those which are of featuted status. As is policy, it is best to source things when adding them, so that they won't be reverted. Again, thank you for adding the source. Gran2 10:15, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

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Worcestershire Sauce[edit]

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