User talk:Editor at Large/Sandbox 2

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Ottawa Mayors[edit]

I did find some useful information on Ottawa mayors in the Chain of Office book mentioned in the article. Also, sometimes, one piece of information leads to another. --Big_Iron 09:23, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for the Canadian Barn Star. --Big_Iron 20:21, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

I, tufkaa, hereby give you this Exceptional Newcomer Award for your exceptional contributions to the Wikipedia:WikiProject Dance and related articles. Please keep up the good work!--tufkaa 20:15, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

Your VandalProof Application[edit]

Dear Editor at Large,

Thank you for applying for VandalProof! (VP). As you may know, VP is a very powerful program, and in fact the just released 1.3 version has even more power. Because of this we must uphold strict protocols before approving a new applicant. Regretfully, I have chosen to decline your application at this time. The reason for this is that at this time you do not meet the minimum requirement of 250 edits to mainspace articles (see under main here). Please note it is nothing personal by any means, and we certainly welcome you to apply again soon. Thank you for your interest in VandalProof. - Glen 23:35, 13 August 2006 (UTC)


It seems from the looks of things that you are as interested in improving the quality of ballet-related articles on here as I am!! I noticed that you are working on an article on Nikolai Legat - if you like, I have some great photos of him and the ballets he revived, and information, etc. that you might like to use for your article - let me know! I can email them or point you in the right direction. If you need any asistance or have questions, please dont hesitate to ask, and if you have any info, please add it to any of the articles Ive created.....

- Mrlopez2681 08:51, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia in Quenya[edit]

Pejzaz7.jpg Hallo, Editor at Large!
There is a test Wikipedia in Quenya started at the Incubator: here. I bet you would like to participate. :)
Hope to see you there, --Djordje D. Bozovic 12:34, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
I'm very glad that you're going to help. Unfortunately, it's still a test Wikipedia in Incubator, but if we manage to get as many supporting votes as we can in Meta, and to write as many articles in Quenya as our fingers allow us, we may end up with a real Wikipedia. :) --Djordje D. Bozovic 21:12, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Willing to do a copyedit pass on Ahmose I?[edit]

Kudos for creating the Ancient Egypt userbox! Another Wikipedian and I have been working on the Ahmose I article of late, hoping to eventually bring it up to snuff prior to submitting it as a Featured Article candidate. What it really needs now is a good copyedit pass. Given your moniker, and interest in things Ancient Egyptian, I though I would ask you.

Cheers! Captmondo 20:56, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your look over Ahmose I. It has been needed for some time. I am confused on one technical thing-- is your sandbox a commentary alone, such that I should edit Ahmose I itself, or make my edits to your sandbox and then move the finished text? Thanatosimii 02:18, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
After a long delay, I've finished adressing the problems you brought up on your copyedit of Ahmose I. I'll alert a few more people to it one more time, but after a few more days now, I'll put the edited text in the article and you can have your sandbox back.
Thanks again for your help,
Thanatosimii 21:36, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

New userboxes[edit]

Per the terms of the German userbox solution new userboxes should not be created in template space. Please read up on the current practices. That page has instructions on how to properly create userfied userboxes. --Cyde Weys 20:31, 26 August 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for your suggestion! I have changed the color and you were right. Æon Insane Ward 21:32, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to Esperanza![edit]


Welcome, Editor at Large, to Esperanza! 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.

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riana_dzastatceER • 04:19, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Funny vandalism[edit]

That diff that you linked to of how the IP had changed your welcome message cracked me up; it's always a nice change when vandalism is more amusing then plain mean. Thanks for the laugh. :) -- Natalya 01:10, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

your userpage[edit]

Very flashy for something that's "under construction" *stares in awe and slight envy* ;) riana_dzastatceER • 12:18, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Go for it! That's such a compliment :) riana_dzastatceER • 00:42, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

Re: Sticler[edit]

I love doing that. :D Even though I forget to proof-read my typing and since I type fast sometimes I make…un-noticed mistakes. ;) —$ΡЯΙNGεrαgђ (-¢|ε|Ŀ|T|-) 14:40, 29 August 2006 (UTC)


Get it, a barge for Editor at Large? Anyhow, keep up the good work on Wikipedia, you've contributed a lot of great edits. :D (another ackward attempt at comedy by TBCTaLk?!?)

A smile for you[edit]

Tengwar Annatar[edit]

Here: Tengwar Annatar font. ;) --Djordje D. Bozovic 15:48, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Talk page archival :)[edit]

Thanks! It's such a tedious job, so I'm exceeding grateful you did it for me. Warmest regards, —Celestianpower háblame 22:08, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Minor Barnstar[edit]

Minor Barnstar.png The Minor Barnstar
For your help in the redesign of the EA Page I award you this minor star Æon Insanity Now!EA! 04:18, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

Your welcome and tahnks again for your help! Æon Insanity Now!EA! 19:01, 17 September 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for your message. I know of at least one campaign that always needs more people, though my current job certainly gives me somewhat less time for Wikipedia than I used to have. - SimonP 23:54, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

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Sources on List of photographic composition techniques?[edit]

Does List of photographic composition techniques need sources? someone keeps adding a sources tag, but there's hardly any information there; the only info is "Photographic composition techniques are used to set up the elements of a picture." This is just common sense. I think references on this list would be a little redundant. Sorry for using helpme, I don't have much time and I'm probably going to be gone for a week... — Editor at Large ( talk) 15:29, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

While it would be a little overzealous to insist that every particular minutiae should have sources, this article as a whole does need them. One of the main reasons in this case is most readers or editors passing by can't even confirm that what is there exists. They can assume that you are an honest, established editor—though don't whether you are indeed knowledgeable in the subject—but if someone else comes along and adds another item to the list, there is no way to determine whether it might be a hoax. Also, I recommend this list be moved/merged into an article on Photographic composition in general, with a more complete description of it and other encyclopedic elements. —Centrxtalk • 15:41, 24 September 2006 (UTC)


Would you like to try and raise this article to featured status? I'll help you if you do. (It's already featured on the Croatian wiki). —  $PЯINGεrαgђ  20:22, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

Welcome! Now, if I could find the pages for getting started… —  $PЯINGεrαgђ  23:31, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
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Re: Ahmose Copyedit[edit]

I know of no way to transfer the individual edit history, unless one has special uber-admin powers, and/or is Jimbo. I do agree that the talk ought to be transferred. I'll get right on doing that. Thanatosimii 20:29, 1 October 2006 (UTC)


I'm new-ish to Wikipedia. I mainly edit articles of subjects in which I am interested. My interests are myriad, though, and so are my edits. I have been editing for years, but never with any real consistency. After facing some issues with some other editors, I realized that I may want to emphasize my credibility. I really like your user page and wanted to see if you would be willing to help me construct one of my own. I am educated in many areas, but am greatly lacking in my ability to make pretty pages on wikipedia. Thanks! Danielleb32 (talk) 15:41, 23 May 2008 (UTC)