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Just so you know, I now have a new username at User:Seivad. Previously I was known as [[User::Abcdefghijklm]]. This message has been left for everyone who has left a message on my talk page . Thanks for your time, Seivad 21:46, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the Welcome

I finally posted my first edit today and received your welcome to Wikipedia; thanks for the gesture and I hope to get further involved in the future! --SinisterLemon 22:34, 22 July 2006 (UTC)


Hi Draeco, I'm still on vacation but my hiatus seems to be over. I had a look at your article. I wasn't sure of the best way to indicate suggestions--I didn't just want to edit your article in-place--so I created a copy in my user-space: User:Rodney Boyd/ICRC. I hope my editing conventions are more or less intelligible. As a general comment, I found that after an initial reading it still wasn't clear to me what the mandate of the ICRC is in contrast with that of other Red Cross organizations. I think I understand it now, but it's still a little murky. Regards, Rodney Boyd 00:42, 23 July 2006 (UTC)‎

Thanks for your welcome

This is probably long overdue, since it's been 8 months since you welcomed me to Wikipedia and I never responded. What can I say, I was kind of shy back then, but now, after I've just contributed a little more than 500 edits on the main space, I'm not as shy as I used to be Smile eye.png. Anyway, I'd like to express my gratitude. Star Ghost 04:02, 30 July 2006 (UTC)


Could I ask you to have a look at this recent edit to Misión de Nuestra Señora de Loreto Conchó? It's summarized as "corrections, additions, pruning of extraneous material", but it sure looks to me like a lot of what was pruned was not by any means extraneous. At a quick glance, the article as rewritten removes, among other things, all mention of the 1767/1768 expulsion of the Jesuits and of the independence of Mexico. It seems to cut quite a bit else that is also relevant. On the other hand, it may have some actual "corrections and additions", so I hesitate to revert. And it's not a topic I know much about.

I see you worked extensively on this a while back, so I'm turning to you on this. - Jmabel | Talk 19:17, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Help with Translation

Hi, my name is Ricardo Ramírez, I'm from Colombia and I'm working in the article of Cúcuta. Can you help me to translate it from the Spanish Wikipedia?

  • Cúcuta - Spanish Wikipedia - Click [1]
  • Cúcuta - English Wikipedia - Click [2]


Ricardoramirezj 15:49, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Help with a translation

Hi my name is Ricardo and I'm working in related articles to Cúcuta (a colomabian city).

Can you help me to translate this one to Hydrography of Cúcuta and North Santander.


Ricardo Ramírez! 22:53, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Your welcome to User:ATschwenn

Hi there! Note I had to put a newline after your header here [3] for it to show up properly. Cheers!

Yuser31415 05:24, 16 December 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the repair for 'flare (breakdancing)', I had no idea how to make it work. Thanks! WLU 01:59, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Cornelio Sommaruga

Hi there, I just would like to point your interest to the above article. I've done some basic copy-editing and wikifying, perhaps you can clean up the text a bit more. If I have some more time, I will try to synchronize the content with the German article I've written some time ago. After a quick look, it seems to me that all essential information is provided and correct. --Uwe 19:21, 5 March 2007 (UTC)


Hey Draeco! I (finally) answered your comment on my talk page, but just remembered that you might not see it unless I tell you about it as it's been some time since you posted it. - Wintran (talk) 20:17, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Anti-Macedonian sentiment

I recently started this article. Thought it may be of interest to you. - AimLook 06:22, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Edit war

Please check out Anna Anderson. Major edit war on this article. I can't figure out how far back to revert the article to.--Markisgreen 04:33, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Left-aligning a UBX

What do you think of switching the graphic of User:Will Pittenger/User Boxes/Wikipedia Since to align to the left, like many other userboxes? Just a thought. I appreciate all you've done with userboxes; they could take Wikipedia in an interesting direction. - Draeco 03:04, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Sorry if I took a while to reply. I don't visit much at the moment. Some of my user boxes put the graphic on the right to mix it up. Feel free to create your own version in your own user space. Will (Talk - contribs) 03:42, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Deletion of Bitome

A tag has been placed on Bioptome, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done for the following reason:

To short and/or does not give great support of what it is.

Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not meet basic Wikipedia criteria may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as an appropriate article, and if you can indicate why the subject of this article is appropriate, you may contest the tagging. To do this, add {{hangon}} on the top of the page and leave a note on the article's talk page explaining your position. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would confirm its subject's notability under the guidelines.

For guidelines on specific types of articles, you may want to check out our criteria for biographies, for web sites, for bands, or for companies. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. I Play Sax! 01:24, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

It is not up for speedy deletion. I Play Sax! 01:30, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Patterson School Flag.jpg

Thanks for uploading or contributing to Image:Patterson School Flag.jpg. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is not a suitable explanation or rationale as to why each specific use in Wikipedia constitutes fair use. Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale.

If you have uploaded other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on those pages too. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free media lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Zedla 00:42, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:Breakdancing moves

A tag has been placed on Template:Breakdancing moves requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it is substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{transclusionless}}</noinclude>).

Thanks. --MZMcBride (talk) 02:25, 22 February 2008 (UTC)


Hey there just letting you know that I reverted your last edit on cocaine. The fact about procaine and lidocaine being unrelated is untrue. You'll find further information in here. Check in the Introduction and history section. Thanks for the contribution Medos (talkcontribs) 16:11, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. I do see your point on the structural differences. They're not as easy to group based on appearance like maybe the steroids. I have to admit that I struggle to see the structural difference between lidocaine and cocaine. It's harder to see the difference between procaine and cocaine mainly because the structure are the opposite ways around on both articles. Medos (talkcontribs) 20:29, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Babesia life cycle human en.svg

Hi i am LadyofHats i just finished doing this two images and i was wondering if you could have a look at them, i am trying to see if they have any mistake before i add them into the babesiosis and babesia article. If you could please have a look and let me know what you think about them, it would be really usefull to have the opinion of a biologist -LadyofHats (talk) 21:08, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

Hi Draeco

Hey that would be great, I need help, this place is a mess. Basically, I think the first thing I've learned is that I'm an inclusionist and if you are we should get along just fine. I resent having to negotiate, especially when it is something I know more than others about, and wanted to encourage one soul who wondered why his own life experience couldn't be part of the mix ...but he had left! And I think there's a lesson in that. I got into trouble at Frank Zappa because I thought his invitation to conduct the cream of three orchestras, in an event I witnessed, and had references for, was enough of a reason to enter it in, but some rock-n-roller thought it insignificant as a "one-off," not even a term that serious musicians use. When I pointed out that the individual was using slang, and not speaking like a musician, my remark was erased, as if that were libellous. So I found out that Wikipedia is not about authority, it about diplomacy. Yuk. I am still getting roped in, but probably because I switched to something literally sexy, namely pornography. And I find myself in the middle of a deletionist argument. First question: I guess we always put our latest entry in talk at the BOTTOM of the page... that seems counterintuitive, for sure... is it universal? Best,Xophorus (talk) 03:53, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Another couple of items: First, where do I sign up as an inclusionist? Secondly, I'm a trifle confused about what the best way to communicate is: If I have your answers on my page, I can refer to them most usefully, and perhaps with least bother to you... but for full usefulness, that would mean having the questions on my page... do you consult my Talk to find out whether I'm talking to you? It would at least keep your talk page cleaner... Thanks, Xophorus (talk) 22:47, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Hi, Adopt me, please

Oh, yes. Please adopt me. Thanks for visiting my talk page.--Laa Careon (talk) 14:05, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your message. Please review my edits so that I can graduate forthwith after learing under your. Cheers.--Laa Careon (talk) 10:20, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
This user is very likely a sockpuppet of indefinitely blocked User:Florentino floro. TheCoffee (talk) 22:18, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Adopt me, too, please!

I do not know what I am doing and do not know where to start. I have time on my hands and would like to help. But I am clueless. I need guidance. Thank you! Jenndieu —Preceding undated comment was added at 18:58, 25 November 2008 (UTC).


Hi adopter, Draeco. Just been away for short wiki recess, since relatives of my 3 school mates called for help. Some of their kins died and were injured in Mumbai. Do I have to reply to the message sent to me in my talk page, hereunder? It seems I had been dragged into this thing. Maybe I should not have been put my name in the Filipino pedians category. Waiting for your reply on my page or here. Thanks.--Laa Careon (talk) 12:38, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
Shut up Floro. --Migs (talk) 13:14, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

(outdent) Hi Draeco, just for your information, there is no doubt that Laa Careon is a sock of User:Florentino floro. Other of his socks now include User:Lux Lord and User:Village Idiot Sabant. Floro has been a problem editor for a long time and since being blocked a week ago, he has been seriously misbehaving. Sorry you got dragged into it by assuming good faith. xschm (talk) 17:44, 30 November 2008 (UTC)


Hi Draeco, Yes I would be interested in adoption, but just as a guide to using Wikipedia and what goes on... I understand a lot of the things that go on, but I feel like I haven't had much of an introduction to Wikipedia and there are a lot of gaps in my knowledge of Wikipedia. Thanks for offering! И i m b u s a n i a talk 05:26, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. Well I would like to know more about many things such as Articles for Deletion debates (etc), or something that I can dedicate a lot of time to when I'm helping out on Wikipedia. И i m b u s a n i a talk 09:18, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks im user pkl777

I acept your adoption offer!

Thanks for Adoption

Thanks, Draeco, for your kind offer of adoption. I accept. I am fresh off the turnip truck.

What is the proper way to post the biblio: as a separate new page or added to the existing author bio page? I've seen it done both ways.


Palmrat (talk) 20:27, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Boldly added biblio

Thanks for your help, Draeco. As you suggested, I added the biblio to the bottom of the existing page. I look forward to your help again in the future. --Palmrat (talk) 14:20, 11 December 2008 (UTC)


Hi there! Yes, I am up for adoption again. Terrier retired and I am not still 100% a bunch of this stuff on here. Would you mind helping? It would probably only be a month or two. --OnFire4Jesus (talk) 11:12, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

trust in wiki

Me and Bmoc2012tms are attempting to start a wikiproject based on the fact that many people might not trust wiki due to the fact that anyone can edit. we ar trying to make it some that everyone has full confidence in us. We need to let people know about the vast amount on technology we have to reverse vandalism and other things. Most people think we cant keep track of every single edit. help us show that they can have complete faith in us.

P.S. please alert as many people as you can about this thank you DCsniper207 (talk) 20:44, 15 December 2008 (UTC)


Thank you for your offer. I am interested. As you can probably tell, I'm not exactly brand new to Wikipedia; I've been stumbling around here for over two years now (first explored it in 2005; first edit in 2006, I believe). I managed to learn a few things, but only very slowly---after much trial and error and suffering through many initial misconceptions. I only work (outside the home) on three days out of the week so you'd think I would have found plenty of time to teach myself, but what I call my "adult ADD" seems to be my biggest limitation. With family and household considerations, my time spent online is likely to be in short bursts with frequent interuptions and long breaks in between sessions, but if you're still willing to adopt me, I accept. Shanoman (talk) 17:39, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Thank you, I accept your offer for adoption. As for questions [about Wikipedia], I'm not sure where to begin. Off the top of my head, I'm wondering how to create links (both internal and external), how to create footnotes/references, and I'm especially interested right now on how to vastly improve the appearance of the userboxes on my user page (without deleting ANY of them). I'd like to organize them better, but I'm having considerable difficulty rearranging them. Shanoman (talk) 22:34, 16 December 2008 (UTC)


Thank you so much for adopting me! How will we talk? Via this page and my discussion page? I do have a considerable number of Qs for you and I wouldn't want to mess up this page if you don't want me to. Thanks again!OnFire4Jesus (talk) 18:55, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

I guess my first question would be how to get the signature thing to show up at the end of posts. I usually copy/paste and change the date/time and all from my previous posts. Is there a way for it to show up automatically? Just wondering. That has always stumped me... OnFire4Jesus (talk) 13:07, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
Really? It wouldn't show up when I tried that. It's just the four, no ( ) around them, right? {{SUBST:User:OnFire4Jesus/Signature}} 18:22, 23 December 2008 (UTC) that's what it shows up as...
Fabulous! Thank you! Now I've got to think of more questions! OnFire4Jesus (talk) 17:13, 24 December 2008 (UTC)
How can I organize/compress my userboxes so they are not so spread out on my page? And also, I am editing a page where a picture is needed and I can't figure out how to upload it and get it on the page in the infobox. It's a public domain pic, too. How do I get it up?OnFire4Jesus (talk) 20:54, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
Another quick question: how can I can I cite a source? And how do I cite it with the little number link thing? Thanks for helping me out! OnFire4Jesus (talk) 12:52, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Adoption (Ohh my)

I indeed need a lot of help through wikipedia. Thanks Draeco. Very much appreciated. First off, how would i be able to make an article for our company (Inzpect Technologies, Inc.), knowing that our company is not listed in any stock exchange office? We are known as one of the top semiconductor company machine and services provider here in the Philippines. We also had projects in Mexico and China too. Hope you can help me? Tim Anthony Manuel (talk) —Preceding undated comment was added at 07:40, 18 December 2008 (UTC).

I don't know if I'm doing this in the right place, but I'm totally confused about how EVERYTHING works here, so if you could help me out, that would be wonderful!! (Sk8n bree (talk) 05:14, 19 December 2008 (UTC)) Well, I'm trying to work on a page Tyrol Basin for a ski hill from where I grew up, and I'm just unsure about how to edit it and format everything. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sk8n bree (talkcontribs) 19:19, 19 December 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for helping me out! Have a great day. OnFire4Jesus (talk) 16:22, 9 January 2009 (UTC)


Hi Draeco, thanks for adopting me. I know it's been a while since I last been here, but now I'm back. Thanks. Nifky? (talk) 09:40, 25 January 2009 (UTC)


Hi Draeco, please adopt me. Thanks for the offer. I also need to know the rules on creating an article about a company and what evidence I need that it exists. Mightyafro

Another adoption: here!

Hello, Draeco! I'm new to wiki and I'm a bit lost here. My native language is Spanish and I am more interested in translating into Spanish than anything else. There's little info in Spanish compared to other languages... translationista

I've seen you have worked with Spanish. Would you adopt me? I'm browsing and browsing and browsing and would like to start doing something useful. Cheers! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Translationista (talkcontribs) 21:39, 30 September 2009 (UTC) He visto tu respuesta. Lo que ayuda un par de links! Muchísimas gracias! Translationista (talk —Preceding undated comment added 12:09, 1 October 2009 (UTC).

February 2009

Your recent edit to Burkholderia gladioli included a link to a disambiguation page. The use of these links is discouraged on Wikipedia as they are unhelpful to readers. In the future, please check your links to make sure they point to an article. Thanks! twirligigLeave one! ⋄ Check me out! 21:07, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up! I think I've got it fixed now. twirligigLeave one! ⋄ Check me out! 23:59, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Dale Dubin

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A tag has been placed on Dale Dubin requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a person or group of people, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable, as well as our subject-specific notability guideline for biographies.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lastly, please note that if the article does get deleted, you can contact one of these admins to request that they userfy the article or have a copy emailed to you. -- smurdah[citation needed] 21:28, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

As reviewing administrator, I deleted it as nonsense. I find it incredible that an established contributor should have entered and then defended such an article. DGG (talk) 21:40, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
I accept that the book is notable, why not write an article about it. The stuff in the 2nd para, tho, is a classic BLP violation, no matter how well documented, as he is not a public figure and it is not related to his notability. DGG (talk) 00:29, 12 February 2009 (UTC)


I was just wondering how to sort out my userboxes into columns, because mine are all in one long column (and needs a desperate cleanup). Thanks. Nifky? (talk) 07:12, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

You maybe interested in the Article Rescue Squadron

I notice that you are part of Category:Inclusionist_Wikipedians. I would like you to consider joining the Article Rescue Squadron. Rescue Squadron members are focused on rescuing articles for deletion, that might otherwise be lost forever. I think you will find our project matches your vision of Wikipedia.

Ikip (talk) 01:02, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Userification of Dale Dubin

You recently took part in this DRV for Dale Dubin. The deletion was upheld and I asked several other admins to userfy the page and its talk page (since it had some citations that weren't in the article), but I got no response. Would you be so kind? - Draeco (talk) 00:51, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

I can't, I'm afraid, as it's a BLP violation. The information DGG and I posted at the DRV is all the non-BLP-violating information there was there. Stifle (talk) 21:51, 27 February 2009 (UTC)
WP:USERFY contains nothing more harsh than "the policy Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons may preclude userfication." (italics mine), but even WP:BLP itself does not support that. I'm requesting this move to improve the article, but how can I do that when I'm forbidden from using the original text and several citations, even within my own userspace? The original deleting admin appeared in the DRV to have actually restored half of the article to the main namespace, so how can my userspace be off limits? Please humor me here. - Draeco (talk) 15:48, 28 February 2009 (UTC)
I really don't think that the content which you don't already have is appropriate for any namespace. But for your records, the cites are:
  1. Dubin, Dale. Rapid Interpretation of EKG's. Cover Publishing; 1972.
  2. "Dale Dubin Sentenced To Five Years," St. Petersburg Times, 7 March 1987.
That's as much as I'm prepared to provide, I'm afraid. Stifle (talk) 16:07, 28 February 2009 (UTC)
There was also a citation on the talk page, which I added while the article itself was deleted and under discussion. Could you provide that one as well? Thanks - Draeco (talk) 16:26, 28 February 2009 (UTC)
"This book has been a best-seller for over 30 years" and is "an essential tool for medical students and junior residents" - Sullivan, Patrick. "Book Review: Rapid Interpretation of EKG's, 6th edition." Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 48:1050 (2001) Stifle (talk) 17:04, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Up for Adoption

Greetings Draeco, yeah, I am up for adoption, and it'll be my pleasure to be adapted by you. Thanks Siddu (talk) 16:27, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:SPATRAcite

Nuvola apps important.svgTemplate:SPATRAcite has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. Thank you. GW 15:57, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Notability (people)#Porn Awards

Of interest? Power.corrupts (talk) 16:21, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Hi Draeco

I'm back to occasional editing; I had an extraordinarily busy time and just couldn't get to Wikipedia. I still probably need an angelic wing under which to avoid too much sun, but if you have gone on to other things just let me know. Xophorus —Preceding unsigned comment added by Xophorus (talkcontribs) 21:46, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject TRANSWIKI

You are invited to join WikiProject TRANSWIKI and join the sub language project of your choice. The aim is to draw up a full directory of missing articles from other wikipedias by language and build a team of translators to work at bridging the gaps in knowledge between other wikipedias. Dr. Blofeld White cat 17:13, 1 August 2009 (UTC)


I replied on my talk page. Also, do you have a specific interest in deramtology? If so, I am always looking for more help ;) ---kilbad (talk) 13:01, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

  • Well, I am looking for someone to help me go through all of Dermatology by Bolongia (see WP:DERM:REF for full citation) and make sure every cutaneous condition found in that two volume, 2000 page source is also found on wikipedia. Most already are, but I want to make sure every single one has an article or redirect. With that being said, this source is avaliable online (see [4]), and I have a free year subscription I can give you if you want to help? ---kilbad (talk) 20:32, 14 August 2009 (UTC)


On the page Kettlebowl you thankfully removed the 'notability' tag - you stated - (bold removal of notability tag; see my talk page justification).

I wanted to say thanks, and I was looking for your justification because I am having notability issues on other articles and I'd like to know how to better make the argument that something is notable. I personally find the notability guidelines of Wikipedia to be to specific for organizations and companies and not very useful as a measure of notability outside that context. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mckennagene (talkcontribs) 17:06, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

(never mind I found it. :) thanks so much for your help. I was looking in the wrong place for your justification. Doh! Mckennagene (talk) 17:15, 1 October 2009 (UTC)


I accept your offer of adoption. Thank you! fetchcomms 18:46, 6 October 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for adopting. With the Adopt a User Program. Clarkcj12 (talk) 17:56, 7 October 2009 (UTC)