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Q4 2003[edit]

Angela's welcome message[edit]

Hello Fredrik, welcome to Wikipedia. I noitced you asked in your edit summary at Halifax Explosion whether to include both measurements. I think that's probably best. There isn't any consensus on which should be used according to Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style_(dates_and_numbers)#Style_for_numbers,_weights,_and_measures, and there is a debate on it at Wikipedia:Measurements Debate if you're interested.

Here's some links you might find useful if you haven't already found them:

If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the village pump or ask me on my talk page. I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian!

Angela. 14:36, 22 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Q1 2004[edit]

Comment about Neil Young[edit]

Hi Fredrik, Liked your changes to Neil Young -- GWO 19:20, 27 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Gaz' reply to praise for images[edit]

Thank you. I'm particularly proud of the Dice and Dominoes - Gaz 13:02, 7 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Aircraft table margins[edit]

Rather than changing the table margin settings on individual aircraft tables, why not go to Wikipedia:WikiProject Aircraft/Table and argue for the change globally? —Morven 19:48, 7 Mar 2004 (UTC)

I have asked one of the developers to add a new CSS class so this can be done in a smoother way. If the change goes through, you'll just have to add style="floatright" or style="floatleft" to the table (just like you can do with <div>s already) to get it floating and with a margin. Sorry if this caused any trouble (it wasn't organized either, I just acted as soon as an article with a table popped up on recent changes :) Fredrik 20:49, 7 Mar 2004 (UTC)
No trouble, it's just easier if a table change is made 'at the source' for something like this. I like the idea of improved styles for this purpose, though. —Morven 00:32, 8 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Audio samples and fair use[edit]

Well, this has been mentioned as definitely fair use in the past (don't remember from whom, but I think it includes one or two of the now-departed lawyers), and I don't see why an audio sample should be any different from a few words from a novel or a few frames of a movie (note also that the fair use article doesn't include any citations for that assertion). In any case, bring it up at Wikipedia talk:Copyrights and/or Wikipedia talk:Sound and Wikipedia if you like. There are others who have much more knowledgeable opinions than I, and that is where they will be looking. Tuf-Kat 05:06, Mar 10, 2004 (UTC)


Where did you get the Java logo from? The logo is a trademark of SunMicrosystems and from what I read from the terms of use, a request must be made to use it. Have you filed a request and was it approved? I am probably going to list the image on Votes for deletion. RedWolf 02:42, Mar 19, 2004 (UTC)

Different topic than above[edit]

I fixed whatever it was you told me to fix on the Euler's identity article. JB82 17:53, 20 Mar 2004 (UTC)

XP Screenshot[edit]

The default XP desktop actually uses a wallpaper called "bliss". I can, however, upload a single-color variant.

Try and vs try to[edit]

I noticed you replaced 'try and' with 'try to' on HTML. Is there some semantic difference in meaning of the two forms I am unaware of, or do you simply prefer the latter? — Jor (Talk) 21:37, 29 Mar 2004 (UTC)

'Try and' is informal. - Reference. Fredrik 21:47, 29 Mar 2004 (UTC)
Thanks. Looks like a site I'll go read. — Jor (Talk) 21:49, 29 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Hope it didn't seem like I was stalking you on your marathon "try and..." run. You're right that that construction is deprecated in formal writing (more so in US than UK English -- Fowler does admit that it "has a shade of meaning that justifies its existence"), but "to try to" is also pretty ugly and, a lot of the time, can be replaced with a simple "to" or the entire phrase much improved with a slight tweak. Working together, we've just improved a whole string of articles. Cheers, Hajor 23:22, 29 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Enclave/exclave images[edit]

Hi, I just saw you changed the enclave image.... you might want to do the same to exclave.png so that they match on exclave as well. I'm not sure that your version will print better on a b&w printer than mine, which was in my mind when I first changed the image though.  :) fabiform | talk 23:05, 29 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Q2 2004[edit]

Misspelling list[edit]

Hi, just wanted to say thanks for noticing my list of pages with misspellings. I saw that your user page says you like to correct typos. Let me know if there's anything I can do to avoid duplication of effort, or if you have any other comments. Wmahan 07:23, 2004 Apr 5 (UTC)

Weird request about schoolwork[edit]

i need it explained as simple as possible, im only in Gr. 8, but if someone can send me a simple program etc. using TCP/IP that would be usefull. thank you :)

Fair use of music, continued[edit]

In a talk page comment elsewhere last month you mentioned the fair use article saying that all sampling was infringement. The fair use article was wrong. It did look that way for a while but subsequent decisions have changed the picture back to something approaching more normal fair use. I've corrected the article but haven't yet linked in all of the decisions. Jamesday 21:38, 18 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Yes, please do provide them. Remember also that if you're trying to illustrate a musical style or the unique character of a work, you may need to use the key and most significant small piece of a work. That's fine because you're purpose is criticism and commentary and that small piece, even though it's the most notable piece, is the minimum amount required for your purpose. But, don't use the whole work when a portion does the job nicely - that's arguably excessive for the purpose at hand and makes fair use less likely. There's no fixed amount (4 bars, 30 seconds or whatever isn't the law), just try to stick to what is necessary and no more. Lastly, do remember that as the contributor of such samples, you are the party responsible for deciding whether your use is fair and you are the party who's going to end up getting sued, while the Wikipedia itself relies on the Communications Decency Act to deny liability and I note that I'm not a lawyer and am just telling you what I believe the law to be, not giving you legal advice. I believe I'm right in my understanding of the law and would act as I suggest myself... but it is up to you to decide for yourself, because what I say doesn't protect you much.:) Jamesday 23:38, 18 Apr 2004 (UTC)

I'm sorry, I don't know enough about Swedish law to give you really useful guidance. I can't even tell you whether you uploading to a US site when your body is in Sweden would make you covered by US, Swedish or both sets of law. If you do meet someone here who understands Swedish copyright law, please do ask them to say hello to me, so that we can gather together those who know the copyright law of as many places as possible. Jamesday 23:56, 18 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Curly brace syntax[edit]

Could you start the work on integrating different syntaxes into Curly brace family ? You had pushed for integrating Java syntax while it faced deletion. Apparently you're the only one who knows how to do this integration ;) We're waiting for you to get started. I'll pitch in once I see the page getting a particular direction. Jay 03:24, 21 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Vocabulary project[edit]

Hej, thanks for your vote against the deletion of The United States and weapons of mass destruction. I run a vocabulary project and since you are Swedish and write in English very well I thought you might be interested. It would be very helpful to have soemone who knows something about graphics as you write you do. The program and the description in English should be ready by tomorrow, please check my page. Get-back-world-respect 00:36, 23 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Something random[edit]

re doom, thanks, i'm not sure how that happened. Badanedwa 17:28, Apr 23, 2004 (UTC)

  • i may have just illustrated how that happened. Badanedwa 17:43, Apr 23, 2004 (UTC)

Calculus Table[edit]

Thanks for the change of the calculus table. That was exactly what I was aiming for when I edited it this morning. I've printed out the code. I know it'll be useful in the future. Thanks again! - MGM 11:46, Apr 26, 2004 (UTC)

Shock site TOC[edit]

I've reverted your changes to Shock site because bolding is not preferrable for formatting "External links" headers. If you think there are too many headers, a marking of "__NOTOC__" on that page may be suitable, if you think that would work. Dysprosia 15:15, 1 May 2004 (UTC)

Whoops, missed your edit comment. I'll do the __NOTOC__. I think it's suitable for that page. Dysprosia
Replied at my talk page Dysprosia 15:31, 1 May 2004 (UTC)

Poll: New York City[edit]

You expressed interest in the name of the New York City article on its Talk page. Could you please vote in the poll there? Thank you. --Lowellian 00:04, May 2, 2004 (UTC)

Denni on crash test dummies and politics[edit]

Pleased to meet another social democrat. It runs in my family, and my best friend's grandfather was J. S. Woodsworth, the founder of Canada's social democrat movement (this is my article -- or should I, as a respectful Wikipedian say, I wrote the main draft. Too bad it doesn't have a snowflake's chance in hell of ever seeing feature article status). Anyway, thanks for your input on Crash test dummy. I used your suggestions in doing some slight revision to the page - hope you like the new look. Denni 01:09, 2004 May 4 (UTC)

Hi Fredrik -

Thank you for providing the incentive to fill the holes in Hybrid history. I found it a very interesting task, and even managed to find some images of the original Sierra Sam. So that section of Crash test dummy has been fleshed out considerably. As per your recommendation, I also toned the ending down a bit. I prefer to think of it as 'upbeat' as opposed to 'exhuberent', but I'm not averse to changes that do not corrupt the primary message. Denni 21:14, 2004 May 5 (UTC)

Hoping you can add a short comment withdrawing your objection on the Wikipedia:Featured article candidates page. Thank you! Denni 22:14, 2004 May 5 (UTC)


Hello. Whilst you are right to say independency is a valid alternate spelling of independence, independency is more commonly associated with the independence of a state or nation - certainly in Britain at least. Regards - --bodnotbod 01:52, May 5, 2004 (UTC)

Mandelbrot set image[edit]

Hello Fredrik -

I edited the Mandelbrot set article. 1. I moved your artistic depiction of the set downward to the plotting section. 2. I put a B/W image of the Mandelbrot set at the top of the article. I hope you think that's a good tradeoff between mathematical correctness and art. If you think it's too boring and technical, let me know, or rv the article, or whatever. It is important to have a link to a Mandelbrot plot with a scale, though, since there are very few of these on the Internet, and the scale is mathematically significant. Have a nice day! Connelly 08:36, 9 May 2004 (UTC)

Oil for food and vocabulary (again)[edit]

Hi there, would you mind to take a look at Oil for food? Serious problems with partisan content there and only one active user trying to deal with it. Furthermore, I saw you are Swedish. Would you be interested in a project about learning, especially vocabulary? Please check my page and let me know. Get-back-world-respect 00:45, 8 May 2004 (UTC)

Mandelbrot program[edit]

Hey. I see you used my Mandelbrot program. :-) As it happens, I have a version which produces much smoother results. I could send you it if you're interested? Evercat 23:14, 8 May 2004 (UTC)

Well, I sent it off. Adjust the "SUBSAMPLE" values to adjust the time/smoothness trade-off... Evercat 23:40, 8 May 2004 (UTC)

No sooner had I sent it than I realised a way to fix the nastiness where the big bulbs meet the main cardioid. Tell me if you want the fix... Evercat 23:49, 8 May 2004 (UTC)

Fredrik,thankyou for your interest in my edits on the Jesus page.I am aware of the neutrality policy,but I would ask you to respect my feelings that the sentence in question is not in itself a neutral statement if left as it stands..You may not feel Jesus is the Lamb of God, as I do, but to write his existence off as a myth is not to take history seriously,in my opinion.See Tacitus and Josephus or better still please consider the evidence for the historicity of the gospel accounts.Andycjp 11th May 2004.

Featured article candidates[edit]

Thanks for helping to sort out my slip-up regarding the London Congestion Charge as a featured article. I'd looked for it on Wikipedia:Featured articles, but under the transport section rather than the economics section, which is how I missed it - should just have done a 'find' on the page!--ALargeElk 16:15, 12 May 2004 (UTC)

Belgium as a featured article has nobody who made real objections. I will put it back to the section without objections Andries 13:42, 16 May 2004 (UTC)


Yes, you're right. Sorry; I'm not keeping up with the times; most of my graphics understanding came from the days before PNGs. I'll amend my ways. There! best wishes --Tagishsimon


Please add licenceing info such as {{msg:GFDL}} to images like Image:Circlestrafing.png, kudos if you made it b.t.w., quite a nice article/image. --Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 21:19, 2004 May 17 (UTC)


As you might have noticed; I am a newbie.

Thx for helping me out and correcting me. I just didnt notice that the giant impact theory was already mentioned. (and it wasn't well placed in the modern impact section anyway)

I just had to clarify that the 4 other major mass extinctions are not certainly impact-related. The "Mounting evidence" has been quite disputed. IcycleMort

Orders of magnitude[edit]

Hi there, Fredrik. Please have a look at your Orders of magnitude (data) article and tell me how you like it.
Herbee | Talk 00:04, 2004 May 23 (UTC)

Learning Project[edit]

Thanks for the pygame link. Would you be willing to help with the programming? Get-back-world-respect 20:15, 23 May 2004 (UTC)

Third time you ask me :) Still no, but I might follow your progress. Fredrik 20:19, 23 May 2004 (UTC)

John Ross merger[edit]

Looks great. Thanks. Danny 20:37, 23 May 2004 (UTC)

Zodiac Tapwave[edit]

Thanks for the edits on my Zodiac Tapwave entry from, well, weeks ago. Wiki needs a central user command center for monitoring and communications.

MSTCrow 02:52, May 24, 2004 (UTC)


Hello. Please take a look at the discussion and pass comment. I see you have contributed in the past. Thanks. John Ball

..cypher.. vs ..cipher..[edit]

Fredric, I've noticed several instances in which you've 'corrected' spellings in and around the crypto corner. While the typo count is certainly too high (and my contributions to the list are legion), this is not one. Please see the cypher vs cipher discussion at Talk:Cryptography and the assorted links noted there. It's a mess and we're not likely to move to orthographic paradise anytime soon.

English, as usual, has us all running around like decapitated chickens in re its "spelling". We're probably stuck with it, and in the instant case, with both cy and ci and variants of both. ww 15:47, 24 May 2004 (UTC)

F, Thanks for your prompt reply. I hadn't wanted you to think that I was accusing you of 'messing about' in the crypto articles at all. Please don't think that.
I do notice, however, that you are Swedish, and I trust that Swedish (the language) is not so anarchic in its orthography as is English (the language).
The problem is, I suspect, primarily a historical one as English spelling began to settle, before English recent phonemic shifts began to do the same. In addition, English is (uniquely?) a mongrel. Major vocabulary came into the language from Latin (ca 50 BCE to about 300CE), from the pre-existing Brittanic/Pictish (Celtic in various flavors, descendants of which survive today in Cornwall, Wales, the Scottish Islands, Brittany in NW France, and W Ireland), and then from assorted Germanic strains (eg, Angelic, Saxon, Jutish, etc) ca 450-600CE. Something like these Germanic ancestors of English is still spoken in Friesland on the SW coast of Denmark. Charlemagne imported an English ecclesiastic, Alcuin, to set up schools and such in the new Holy Roman Empire, ca 800CE. The language pot then boiled for some few hundred years, including a large admixture of various Scandinavianisms in the Northern parts of the British Isles (the 'Danelaw') from perhaps 800CE to about 1000CE. The language question followed the political victory of Alfred the Great and his descendants, so pure Viking speech didn't survive. And then there was the earthquake advent of yet another huge infusion of Latinate beginning in 1066CE (from 'Norman' French, itself a kind of mixture of Frankish (old French) and Scandinavian -- the Normans being more or less tamed Vikings, sort of).
Throughout it all, the learned (ie, those who could write at all) pretty much thought in Latin grammar terms -- not a good fit to any sort of English at any time as nearly as I can see -- because of the Church, and struggled to fit the language (whichever one then existed) into 'proper' channels. Eg, Alcuin and the Venerable Bede, Roger Bacon, and so on.
This all simmered for another couple of hundred years (producing Chaucer, whose language is neither Anglo-Saxon (a la Beowulf, Alcuin, and the Bede) nor Norman, but something new), and again for still another few hundred years until we get the Elizabethans (eg, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Francis Bacon, Donne, etc) who write something very much like the modern language, if not exactly so (word meaning shifts, for instance), but they apparently didn't pronounce as we do today (modulo accents).
Spelling was rather variable throughout all this, regardless of who spoke quite what. The first real dictionary in English was that of Samuel Johnson in the mid 1700s, which reflected the literary langauge not spelling as she is said.
The result is a language in which 'knight' is written as it was spoken in or before Chaucer's time (to wit, kuh nik tuh, with a gutteral 'k' in the nik part, more or less); not the way it's actually said today (more or less niit). And many other such lunacies. One can even spell 'fish', the marine animal with fins, as ghoti, in accordance with perfectly acceptable English language mappings between sounds and written glyphs. This was a favorite example of George Bernard Shaw, the playwright who railed on about spelling reform and left money in his will to support it. To no noticable effect at all. Other languages, including I trust Swedish about which I know next to nothing, are less loony in their spelling: German, French, etc.
Cypher (encypher, decypher, ...) and cipher (encipher, decipher, ...) are caught up in all this. It's impossible to say, except arbitrarily, which is the 'correct' spelling. And who, in the absence of an Academy (pace the French Academy which polices la langue to eschew vulgarisms, perhaps especially from across the Channel) is to say? They are in any case homonyms, and pronounced just the same, at least in AE and probably in BE. I certainly don't know about AustE or SAE or NigerianE or...
You'll certainly run up against similar foolishness for the foreseeable future as long as you dabble in this odd and wonderful language. ww 18:23, 24 May 2004 (UTC)

copied from User talk:ww...: I see you've challenged this argument elsewhere, but I disagree that non-conventional spelling should be used for any reason, including that of being used by some experts. I don't think people who prefer the variant "y" make up the largest part of Wikipedia's target audience even when it comes to this somewhat specialized section of articles.

There seems to be consensus against what I'm saying, though, so I'll keep off of the lawn in the future. Sorry for the trouble, and thanks for leaving me a note about the issue. Fredrik 17:29, 24 May 2004 (UTC)

Actually, there isn't really a consensus, just a status quo. I would argue that we should use "cipher", and that "cypher" is a deprecated spelling. Academic cryptography now universally uses "cipher" (a quick trawl through any conference or journal proceedings will confirm this). It's also very uncommon to see "cypher" in cryptography books (I've never seen it). ww argues against a prescriptive spelling, and I agree, but I would argue that we should reflect scholarly usage and standardise on "cipher" on those grounds. — Matt 09:22, 25 May 2004 (UTC)
A case for "cipher": Wikipedia:WikiProject Cryptography/Cipher vs Cypher — Matt 11:48, 25 May 2004 (UTC)

Space elevator[edit]

I just wanted to thank you for your work over on the space elevator. Oy, it's been a mess there, and that was a good idea to split the economics section off to try and get things back under control. Rei 17:02, 28 May 2004 (UTC)

I also thank you for creating space elevator economics. -- DavidCary 05:31, 30 May 2004 (UTC)

Vincenzo Galilei[edit]

Thanks for your comment! I appreciate the feedback and it's good to know someone's reading the stuff I write, LOL. Happy editing, Antandrus 21:30, 29 May 2004 (UTC)

Ransom note[edit]

You bailed me out on that one. Thanks. :-) Io 01:35, 30 May 2004 (UTC)


Hello, Fredrik! Läget så här i natten, då? Rienzo 01:40, 30 May 2004 (UTC)

Här är det full aktivitet, nattuggla som jag är! Rienzo 01:49, 30 May 2004 (UTC)

re: doom engine[edit]

Perhaps you should include a description of the bounding box mechanism then.

I'm quite familiar with the way the Doom engine works and I have the impression that my choice of wording was clearer to the unfamiliar reader. Perhaps it might be more appropriate to mention bounding boxes in another sentence or paragraph.

Indeed, the BSP article can use some work. I'll see if I can find some time to expand on it during the weekend. Thanks, cbraga 01:42, Jun 1, 2004 (UTC)

Your proposed structure for the BSP article looks quite good. Indeed, I suppose a new article is in order. Definitely a project for the weekend. Cheers, cbraga 02:06, Jun 1, 2004 (UTC)

User:Soup and images[edit]

Chief, I guess we have to delete them. I had no idea if the images were public domain. Sorry. But I was given permission to use the new one on Ferdinand Marcos' page. Soup 4:20 am, Jun 2,2004


Thanks for the work on moving Websites. Isn't there a way to actually move the site that's safer? Oh well, there was nothing there before anyway. Also, do you have an opinion on the subcategories?

Hey... you're a robot, right? No one's work is that efficient or edit summaries are that concise... - DropDeadGorgias (talk) 18:44, Jun 2, 2004 (UTC)

Standard oil[edit]

No problem. Feel free to add in anything you know--that article is junior-year U.S. history talking, I'm hardly a specialist. I'm amazed we didn't have one already, actually. Meelar 18:29, 3 Jun 2004 (UTC)


Keep up the good work (with the capital letters and with everything else).

Thank you. Michael Hardy 19:55, 3 Jun 2004 (UTC)

  • Hey, I saw you made a ton of edits on the recent changes page, changing 'occured' to 'occurred.' I love wikipedia and have been using and editing it for a little while now, but I'm still new to some things. Are you using some sort of search? I would love to help editing these errors as well, but don't know an efficient way to search for errors. Thanks!

Lockeownzj00 20:15, 25 Jun 2004 (UTC)

FAC promotion[edit]

Frederick - this morning, your promoted Emacs to the featured articles. Emacs had had an obection lodged against it, and it had just recently been put back in the "No objections" section. You then promoted it. Please do not promote articles out of order - people are supposed to be able look at the list and know which articles are up for promotion next. →Raul654 21:46, Jun 5, 2004 (UTC)

Nice work framing the images on Origins of the American Civil War. The article looks a lot better. 172 20:18, 9 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Number of edits[edit]

Hi. Am waiting on the stats script to get run again before I can update that page. With all the server crashes and 1.3 upgrade stuff, I think the script hasn't been each week like it has been recently. Pcb21| Pete 14:33, 10 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Baby Mario[edit]

I have seen all of what happens in Yoshi's Island. I have the game, and I've beat it too, and all I see is Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, and Baby Bowser. I have written bios a few years ago refuting your edits, and were accepted. --Marcus2

There is no material evidence (other than Nintendo's claim around the time Yoshi's Island's release) that baby Mario is Mario. In a bio I wrote (outside Wikipedia), instead, babies Mario and Luigi were twin sons of Wario, discarded and sent by the stork to other parents. There isn't any material evidence refuting this either. Also, the original "Super Mario World" says that the real Mario met Yoshi in this game, and I have seen this happen in the game: Yoshi's egg cracks and he says, "Hello, my name is Yoshi. Bowser trapped me inside this egg." --Marcus2

I am making none of this up. What is supportive evidence? If it's immaterial, it doesn't count. This site was made to be an encyclopedia. Encyclopedias were designed not to have video game fiction. And whatever evidence I have given you is valid. If there is room for fiction, it is of little importance compared to factual data on U.S. Presidents, world leaders, historic periods, etc. --Marcus2

fusion power[edit]

i assume there is a page on nuclear fusion itself different from the fusion power page.

if so, a picture of the national ignition facility, or a tokomak, or something manmade is more appropriate for the fusion power page.

im a picture-person , see Super-Kamiokande (my work) for example

Hfastedge 20:04, 12 Jun 2004 (UTC)


I love what you've done to the roundabout animation. Well done! Mintguy (T) 17:42, 13 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Lord Basava[edit]

Earlier today, I put the cleanup message on Lord Basava, as it was listed on Wikipedia:Cleanup and could use some editing. You removed it without giving any reason, and I'm kind of curious to know why. Thanks. --Caliper 04:06, 15 Jun 2004 (UTC)

One Life to Live[edit]

Why did you remove the cleanup notice from OLTL? It was two sentences long and still is. A 35-year-old show should not have a dismal write-up like that. And to remove the cleanup notice without even doing substantial edits to the article...I just don't understand. TheCustomOfLife 20:06, 15 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Same answer as I gave to Caliper on his talk page in reply to the section above this one. I'll put it here too in case anyone else complains:
I removed the cleanup message from all articles that had it yesterday (you can check my contribution history), because it had been decided that it should no longer be used. The message had been edited so it was empty at the time (see its history). Lord Basava and all the other articles are still listed on Wikipedia:Cleanup; listing and listing alone should suffice in the future.
I do realize that my edit summary probably wasn't the clearest - I should've provided a reason. Sorry about that.
- Fredrik (talk) 20:10, 15 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Who decided that the cleanup message should be removed from all articles? Where was this discussed? RickK 06:38, Jun 17, 2004 (UTC)

Nothing discussed solely on IRC should be taken as gospel until it has been discussed here too. RickK 19:04, Jun 17, 2004 (UTC)

I'm not blaming you, not to worry. RickK 19:20, Jun 17, 2004 (UTC)

Personal Attacks[edit]

Sorry Fredrik, I overreacted. I see you were only enforcing the rules, not taking matters into your own hands. My apologies. -JiangFlungDung 02:11, 16 Jun 2004 (UTC)

spaces in sorting tags[edit]

Thanks for the advice about the category sorting tags. I think I'll also do an experiment to see if it makes a difference. TronTonian 21:26, 21 Jun 2004 (UTC)

It does make a difference – Tony Williams jumped to the front of the Williamses in the jazz musicians category when I added a space to his tag. However, this mean I'm going to have to inspect the alphabetization to see how badly the different formats have affected it. So far I've mainly been addressing the problem of the articles that don't have sort keys. I also noticed that the format with a space is not recommended; it's simply the one used in the example. To my mind, the space is uninformative, so before I commit to using a space I'll also have to brood for a while. What I mean is, I'll probably do it, but first I'll have to overcome my resentment at so unCanadian an idea as doing things the same way as everyone else just so they can be done the same way as everyone else.
There's also the question of fixing the formats without buggering up the alphabetization of the category list. For that purpose the best approach would seem to be to continue as before then start revising the list from the beginning. Sheesh. TronTonian 21:39, 21 Jun 2004 (UTC)

You're right, we need a standard approach. Since the space is used in the example and therefore the closest thing to a standard we have, that's probably the best format. It's just taking me a while to face the necessity of fixing all the unspaced sort keys I've added. But I'll do it. TronTonian 21:48, 21 Jun 2004 (UTC)

This is about the only time in my life I've wanted to be an obsessive-compulsive. However, I'm so impressed by the jazz musicians category (it assembles all sorts of articles that fans of different genres have been adding in isolation) that what I'm going to do is work my way fixing the current list before adding any more links to the category. TronTonian 21:52, 21 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for the offer, Fredrik. I think for the moment, though, I'll just fix the ones that most obviously need to be fixed (people with common names, families of musicians, etc.), then keep an eye on the category afterward. I'd been doing that anyway to catch entries sorted on the first name. TronTonian 21:59, 21 Jun 2004 (UTC)

This has already corrected the sorting of the numerous Browns, so now that I can see the advantages of a standard format I now have a good attitude towards it. Thanks for the suggestion. TronTonian

Thanks also for putting up with my usual recalcitrance. Unfortunately, it works. TronTonian


Hi, since you are from Sweden, I was wondering if you knew if Surge/Urge can be bought there still? -- Fuelbottle | Talk 07:17, 23 Jun 2004 (UTC)


Based on my observation, I believe you are well-qualified to become an administrator. Would you be willing to allow me to nominate you? --Michael Snow 22:08, 24 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Thank you, it is a pleasure to nominate someone so obviously qualified. I have posted my nomination in the usual place. As I assume you're aware, you should probably post a statement of acceptance on the RfA page itself. --Michael Snow 22:44, 24 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Contributions graph[edit] did you make your contributions graph? What type of script would that be? Ilyanep (Talk) 18:10, 25 Jun 2004 (UTC)

The graph is my whole contrib history, right? BTW, when you finalize the script, drop me a note and I'd love to see it. Ilyanep (Talk) 18:58, 25 Jun 2004 (UTC)


Tja! Såg att du hotade mig med blockering... Vore kanske lämpligt att du riktade samma hot till Marcus2, som började bitcha med mig... Rienzo 18:35, 28 Jun 2004 (UTC)


May I inquire whose user page I presumably have vandalized? Rienzo 20:01, 29 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for comment/User:Rienzo[edit]

Are you interested in endorsing this? RickK 04:43, Jun 30, 2004 (UTC)

Thank you for correcting my mistake. I missed the mention of vandalism by the sockpuppet in all the allegations of personal attacks, and since the template was partially copied from the anon listed below, I assumed the allegations had been uncritically copied from that listing. --Michael Snow 16:17, 30 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Q3 2004[edit]

You're a sysop![edit]

Congratulations! You're a sysop!You might find the administrators' reading list useful reading. Remember to use your new powers for goodness and niceness rather than badness and evilness! ;-) -- Cecropia | Talk 23:23, 1 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Thanks! There'll be plenty of badness and evilness, however, muahaha... -- Fredrik | talk 23:29, 1 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Thank you for your support[edit]

Two things:

(1) Congratulations on your own election as a sysop. I've seen you in a few places, and am very impressed with the quality of your work. You deserved this position a long, long time ago. I'm glad you've been appointed.
(2) Thank you so much for your own vote in my favour. Wikipedia is a project I have great dreams for, and I feel so privileged to be able to contribute to its development. It was very good of you to vote for me, Fredrik. I look forward to working with you. David Cannon 09:49, 3 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Grace Kelly[edit]

Could you please revert Grace Kelly again? I've used up my 3 reverts for the 24 hours. RickK 06:13, Jul 5, 2004 (UTC)

Fredrik, you seem to be a somewhat reasonable guy... Varför är det viktigt för dig att benämna Grace Kelly som en gayikon? Kan vi inte ha en öppen diskussion om detta istället för att bara återställa in absurdum? Rienzo 06:25, 5 Jul 2004 (UTC)
It's not important to me. I helped RickK and others revert because you were violating the 3 revert rule, which is plain vandalism. If most people are opposed to your edit, it is up to you to mediate a solution that there is consensus for. I'd rather see an open discussion about it as well. Could you please try starting one? If you leave slurs out of it — this is essential for it being an "open" discussion, there's a chance people might be willing to discuss the matter with you. Fredrik | talk 08:08, 5 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for your support[edit]

I just wanted to thank you for your support in my recent nomination to become an administrator. I really appreciate it. blankfaze | •• | •• 14:31, 6 Jul 2004 (UTC)

1980 Mount St. Helens eruption a FAC[edit]

You mentioned before that this article was feature worthy, so I added a bit to it and nominated it at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates#1980 Mount St. Helens eruption. Please take a look when you have time and comment. :) --mav

Contrib Graph[edit]

Hi, when you have the time, could you please update the contributions graph you made for me about a month ago? Thank you in advance — Ilyanep (Talk) 05:16, 2 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Rock the vote[edit]

A vote has been initiated on the standard template for computer and video games. As a member of the Wikipedia:WikiProject Computer and Video Games, you are being solicited for input into the proposed template. Please cast your vote any make any comments at Rock the vote! Thank you! Frecklefoot | Talk 14:25, Aug 6, 2004 (UTC)

Swedish sockpuppetry, urgent[edit]

Hi, Fredrik, we haven't met, but if you have the time, could you possibly take a look at the Sång till Skåne VfD listing, and, if the spirit moves you, comment there? It's a little urgent, since a sockpuppet from Skånepartiet has joined in. I don't want to write any more in that discussion, myself: there's a lot from me already, and our friends from other countries don't have the background for sorting out whether it's me or the other person that's being weird, so another voice besides mine would be helpful. I've dropped a note to Mic, also. (I realize that anybody that doesn't keep his/her head down on such a subject may get flamed etc., sorry about that. :-() Bishonen 21:08, 20 Aug 2004 (UTC)

  • I see you've visited the wiki a few times since that message, but you must have been too busy to reply. I won't bother you again. Bishonen 06:35, 23 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • I hope you didn't think I was pressuring you to vote. Voting or not is entirely your affair. I was expecting a reply, that's all. But we all have lives outside the wiki to run, too (at least let's hope so). Bishonen 09:59, 23 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Contribs chart[edit]

Hi -- when you have the time, can you please update my contribs chart? Thanks. (BTW, I seem to be accelerating for myself [but not relative to other ppl tho], I'm doing 250 or so edits in the course of a few weeks. ) Ilγαηερ (Tαlκ) 15:22, 4 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Formula One[edit]

Hey Fredrik - thanks for your helpful comments on Wikipedia:Featured article candidates#Formula One. I have attempted to address all of your criticisms; perhaps you would like to reconsider your vote, or if the article is still lacking, help me improve it. Thanks! Ðåñηÿßôý | Talk 22:26, 23 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Reply to your question on my talk page[edit]

I don't know if you can 'see' the reply that I made to your comment on my talk page User_talk:Richard_W.M._Jones. So I've added this comment here ... Let me know. Sorry, but I'm somewhat of a newbie on Wikipedia.

Q4 2004[edit]

Your "ultrawaffle" css[edit]

Fredrik: I noticed that you aren't using the "Ultrawaffle" style shown at m:Gallery_of_user_styles#Ultrawaffle anymore, but did you ever encounter a problem with the display of the Edit This Page/History/Move/Watch links on certain pages? The Main Page in particular is displaying them improperly - giving them a yellowish background and cutting off parts of the border. Did you ever fix this bug? Thanks! Ðåñηÿßôý | Talk 19:27, 2 Oct 2004 (UTC)

I seem to have figured it out (see User:Rdsmith4/monobook.css), but I had to ditch the rounded edges on the tabs. Incidentally, do you know how to re-insert (i) the "person" icon in front of my username at the top right of every page, and (ii) the icon signifying an external link? Ðåñηÿßôý | Talk 20:24, 2 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates[edit]

Looks like you accidentally removed a nomination from the page: [1]. Please add Cultural Revolution back. --Jiang 00:27, 8 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Mandelbrot image[edit]

Hi - I uploaded a new version of Image:Mandelbrotset.png - I hope you don't mind. I think it's easier to look at than the yellow/purple one... what do you reckon? Evercat 00:05, 18 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Happy Birthday![edit]

Happy birthday, Frederik! Best wishes. --Whosyourjudas (talk) 00:47, 23 Oct 2004 (UTC)

You're quite welcome. Whosyourjudas (talk) 03:49, 24 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Samus' biography[edit]

I do know the sources of her biography. The metroid e-manga (japanese, search it on google), the NP metroid comic and the old black nintendo player's guide (I have a copy at home, I don't remember the exact title) But it meshes with what I know about samus, it looks good to me. CyberSkull 02:15, 2004 Oct 28 (UTC)

Neil Young[edit]

I've action some of your objections at Featured article candidates#Neil Young and left a question for you there. I'd appreciate the feedback to improve the article further. -- GWO

Wikinews demo up and running[edit]


I'm writing to let you know that the Wikimedia Board of Trustees has approved the first stage of the Wikinews project. There's now a fully operational English demo site at This will be used for experimenting with various review models and basic policies before the site is launched officially in about a week. will become the English version later.

You voted for the Wikinews project, so I'm asking for your participation now. Everything is open, nothing is final. What Wikinews will and can be depends in large part on you. There already is a global Wikinews mailing list for discussing the project. If you are interested at all, please subscribe -- coordination is of key importance. There's also an IRC channel #wikinews on Realtime discussion can help to polish up articles.

If you're looking for something to do, check out the articles in development and articles in review. Or start a new story in the Wikinews workspace, or ignore the proposed review system - it's up to you. I hope you'll join us soon in this exciting experiment.--Eloquence* 01:58, Nov 17, 2004 (UTC)


Thanks for uploading Image:Tutankhamun-mask-retouched.jpg. I notice it currently doesn't have an image copyright tag. Could you add one to let us know its copyright status? (You can use {{gfdl}} if you release it under the GFDL, or {{fairuse}} if you claim fair use, etc.) If you don't know what any of this means, just let me know where you got the images and I'll tag them for you. Thanks so much, Quadell (talk) (help)[[]] 16:02, Nov 18, 2004 (UTC)

Formatting for luna crater articles[edit]

"Hi, I'm going through the articles in Category:Craters on the Moon to make them conform to the style guidelines for capitalization and heading format. See [2] for an example edit. You might want to modify your template for future articles in this category so they don't have to be re-edited. Thanks, and keep up the good work. Fredrik | talk 19:39, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)"

That's an awful lot of work for just a few minor revisions. But okay, I've updated my template file accordingly. Thanks! -- RJH 21:49, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Image:Fredrik contribution graph.png[edit]

Hi again. Do you still need this image: Image:Fredrik contribution graph.png? Quadell (talk) (help)[[]] 15:33, Nov 19, 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for noticing! I try. Quadell (talk) (help)[[]] 23:24, Nov 19, 2004 (UTC)

Der Führer[edit]

Hi Fredrik, thanks for getting that image off my page Giano 08:28, 20 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Economy of Europe[edit]

Hi, I noticed you'd made an edit to this new article, so was wondering if you would add your support to it's nomination for Collaboration of the Week. Simply add your support here. Obviously such a big project needs as many users with relevant knowledge as possible, so hopefully this will promote it a little. Thanks, Grunners 00:43, 21 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Wikipedia rant reversion[edit]

Mind I ask why you see a need to erase anything critical of Wikipedia? I'm not even voicing these criticisms myself; I'm saying they've been made.

If you don't respond soon, I'm reverting.

And who are you, kid, to call my post a "rant"? EventHorizon 20:42, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)

I have replied on Talk:Wikipedia - Fredrik | talk 20:51, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)


I'd be honoured if you nominated me. Thank you.-gadfium 06:43, 4 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Image of Carmack[edit]

Hey, Fredrik, Kudos on that image of Carmack coding. I just noticed it. That's a great picture! Thanks for adding it. :-) Frecklefoot | Talk 21:29, Dec 9, 2004 (UTC)

Image:Adrian_Carmack.jpg -- Different Carmack, I know, but I noticed that it does not have a copyright tag. I've tagged it gfdl for now; please change it if you feel it warrants a different tag. Thanks, EagleOne 03:29, Dec 28, 2004 (UTC)

RFC pages on VfD[edit]

Should RFC pages be placed on VfD to be deleted? I'm considering removing Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Slrubenstein, Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Jwrosenzweig and Wikipedia:Requests for comment/John Kenney from WP:VFD. Each of them was listed by CheeseDreams. Your comments on whether I should do this would be appreciated. - Ta bu shi da yu 03:40, 10 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Unverified images[edit]

Hi! Thanks for uploading the following images:

I notice it currently doesn't have an image copyright tag. Could you add one to let us know its copyright status? (You can use {{gfdl}} if you release it under the GNU Free Documentation License, {{fairuse}} if you claim fair use, etc.) If you don't know what any of this means, just let me know at my talk page where you got the images and I'll tag them for you. Thanks so much. [[User:Poccil|Peter O. (Talk, automation script)]] 04:08, Dec 11, 2004 (UTC)

P.S. You can help tag other images at User:Yann/Untagged_Images. Thanks again.

Contribs graph[edit]

If you have the time, would you mind updating the contribs graph you made for me? Thanks. Ilγαηερ (Tαlκ) 00:51, 13 Dec 2004 (UTC)


Since you have been involved with Rienzo before, you probably ought to see

Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration#Rienzo and his sockpuppets

CheeseDreams 01:54, 17 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Sources namespace idea.[edit]


WikiThanks for the sources namespace idea. — Jeandré, 2004-12-17t16:18z

Re: [3]. I'm eager for folk to agree on a way to show sources so we can really push ahead with this. I was thinking of how to improve the notes when I saw your suggestion, smacked my head, and was enlightened. — Jeandré, 2004-12-17t19:48z
It would be great if you'd help advertise this. That kind of work is not my strength... Fredrik | talk 19:50, 17 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Image tag[edit]

I'm guessing you've just added to an already free-floating image(Image:Earth icon Fredrik.png), but if you know the copyright status, could you add it? Thanks! Denni 22:25, 2004 Dec 18 (UTC)

Actually I drew it. Thanks for the notice. Fredrik | talk 22:30, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC)

External Links[edit]

I appreciate your comments on the Chicago page and understand whythe Wikimedia self reference should be removed... and agree after reading through it. In the future I think it will be helpful to others to add the source of your thoughts first.

Beyond that why did you move everything down to the external links section? I disagree with putting content into an external links section like that. I looked for some guide on this in the style guide and couldn't find anything. If you have something could you let me know. My reasoning is that a reader of the article isn't going to look for something valuable like the GIS mapping tools in an external link section but the Geography section. Which overall makes the content less usable. As you're aware wikipedia now gives a visual indicator of external sites which will cover everyone but the visually impaired. If this is a hard rule we need to move other things like the external link to the City of Chicago web site to the bottom as well. And if that's the case that change would need to be made in every city template. Please let me know your thoughts. I'm considering putting this on the Chicago Talk page for debate.

Thanks --Jason 06:54, Dec 21, 2004 (UTC)

Image Tag[edit]

Hi. I've been involved in the tagging project and so it has become a bad habit of mine to look to see if all the images in every article I go to have tags. So that is how I noticed that the photo of yourself Image:User Fredrik.jpg doesn't have a tag. Thanks. Evil MonkeyTalk 20:21, Dec 21, 2004 (UTC)

Fredrik johansson[edit]

I've come across this article, and googled it. The only hit I get is your personal website. What do you think? Mgm|(talk) 10:36, Dec 24, 2004 (UTC)

References namespace[edit]

I've added a feature request at MediaZilla:1199. -- Paddu 20:00, 25 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Q1 2005[edit]


It's a daunting task, but I shall persevere.  :) RickK 21:00, Jan 1, 2005 (UTC)

Question about edit on wiki homepage[edit]

Hi there Fridrik. I'm a new user but I did read some of the Wikipedia rules. I posted a couple of articles and realized that are all subserviant to the article I changed (Wikipedia). Vandelism was not my motive.. as I am in a discussion with someone else on this matter on a Deconstruction thread.

As I am new to Wikipedia I would be curious to know your reasoning to remove my comment about "criticism of the article" (which may be totally justified). Is that all articles are subserviant to the Wikipedia article not an interesting and valid point worth noting?

Question about edit on wiki homepage continued[edit]

Hi again Fridrik.

You said my comment describes the article and therefore should be removed.. normally this would be a good argument..... but isn't that in fact what the wikipedia article is all about.... an autobiography of rules?

What i mean by subservient is that.... every other page must reference the Wikipedi page (including the policy page ) so that articles have structure that YOU (Admin) decide. In otherwords, you are the POV as opposed to NPOV since you are the Admin. No offence intended... its just that the admins page is just another page as far as I can see... except you've got special technical powers that us mere mortals lack. What make the Wikipedia page need an for Admin for otherwise?

Following the stream of thought.....

For instance if I add an argument "npov includes all extermist views as long as you provide all sides" on the Wikipedia page and you don't like it... i can get banned and the page goes to what you feel is correct. If i say 'donkey pornography is acceptable "... you will delete it and me (to keep me from wasting your time by not following your rules) That seems to go against the spirit of Wiki.

Do the rules need to be ADMINed to exist? That is a profound statement. Sort of similar argument against anarchy.

Moving along.

This has a trickle down effect as all other pages reference this page to solidify their stances and arguments based on the wikipedia rules.

Does that make sense?

Has it ever been discussed about giving a holiday to the Admin position to see what happens(as it creates an inherent bias) Does the Admin position exist because of theoretical breakdowns or actual experiences without one. I can see perhaps some legal ramifications... but perhaps the Wikipedia could be viewed as a portal if that arose (and perhaps gain the legal protections as such.) I think it would be an incredible social experiment.

I'm not complaining about Wikipedia... i love it.... but i'd be very curious to see what would happen to the articles without an ADMIN. Wouldn't you? Besides it would be fun screwing around with the rules to see what would happen to the rest of the articles.

Do you think everything would fall apart? Would it maintain its integrity? Would it morph into something else?

Food for though....Cheers


more about edits on wiki homepage[edit]

Fredrik, You state 'the Wikipedia article has nothing to do with policy whatsoever' Granted it makes mention of other topics (history, anecdotes) but there are subtopics called site policies, vandalism and neutral point of view.

‘Nothing to do with policy’ is an obviously inaccurate statement. In fact I inserted my tiny edit in that article just to draw out what I suspected would be an Admin.

"donkey pornography is acceptable" is a statement to highlight the idea that any statement can be quickly removed as POV. With an Admin to be able in end decide it is “idiosyncratic” (which I completely agree for that particular demonstrative statement) that is where significant bias in Wikipedia’s freely editable information lies.

"An admin is a regular user who has been granted some extra powers for administrative tasks, such as deleting pages, editing the main page, and blocking problem users.
"Admins do not have any special authority".

Carefully examine your statements. I believe it is you that are mistaken. Wikipedia is still a hierarchy of sorts. First comes the legal owners of the project (I am unsure how/if they influence the Wikipedia information space they set in motion) who have their interests to consider.

Then comes the specially controlled article... the Wikipedia description page This indicates to users an idea of what Wikipedia should be used for….(encyclopedia and NOT be used for (policy) Your “extra powers” are “special” contrary to what you say. They allow you to control that Wikipedia remains roughly an encyclopedia (with policies) by the exact methods you mention.

Users articles further down the hierarchy are forbidden to stray from this Wikipedia page. Why would there be an Admin assigned to this article if it were not “special” otherwise?

Is it a requirement of the legal owners of Wikipedia… that they will enforce should users decide they wish to tinker with the What is Wikipedia page (I.e. Pull the plug on web server)?

Was this put to a vote? Or is it your personal decision based on your personal perceptions?

Even the Rules and policies and NPOV articles are derivatives of the”Wikipedia” article as they apply to the body of work called Wikipedia Is Wikepedia bound to remain an encyclopedia because it is a self fulfilling prophesy of the Wikipedia admin?

"Blocking users and protecting pages is merely a way to deal with the most extreme cases more conveniently”

I agree with the practicality of your statement and do understand your fears Wikipedia would disintegrate into ads for Viagra otherwise.... but true anarchy is free of Admins as far as I understand the word... even in "extreme cases"

My original statements and questions are still valid. Are your fears empirical? Or just deductive thinking that is unproven? And should Wikipedia dissolve into anarchy…. would the original owners step in to ‘fix’ it?

I am not permanently against an ADMIN… I’m just curious to see Wikipedia without one for a little while.

Maybe a comprimise would be to automate the Admin position in some way?

Regards Potroast

Democracy and Wikipedia[edit]

Thanks again for the reply Fredrik. I'm still learning etiquette so forgive me if I'm still a little sloppy. (i haven't had time to figure out all the referencing and editing techniques)

The problem i have with your explainations... is not that there aren't 'aspects' of democracy in Wikipedia (as anyone can take the podium momentarily) but how the "fringe" is handled.

Galileo would have been considered fringe since it was obvious that the earth was the centre of everything. Everyone (mostly would have agreed). He was banned for trying to vandalize his Wikipedia.

Not that I am Galileo, but I am definitely fringe. I'm trying to figure out if Wikipedia is compatible with my 'POV' which i believe is NPOV but very abstract. I do not wish to upset anyone so this is why I haven't been editing articles.

I like to believe I can add an interesting philosophical dimension to Wikipedia... but I first have to occasionally experiment with the Wikipedia page (the first one was a mild test). Can I do this safely? Who decides that I have crossed the line? I could easily proxy my way to sockpuppet status. but I don't like deception.. creates too much paranoia.

If a contributer reverses a change of mine... but does not explain why.... am I free to change it back? I realize there is an arbitration process for articles but I am unclear as to how the banning process occurs. i may not think I am vandalizing... but someone else may choose to assign that idea to my comments.

Incidentally I followed the village pump link you provided and ended up at Jimbo Wales (founder)talk page where another ADMIN Raul543 stated "Wikipedia is not a democracy". Potroast 06:59, Jan 3, 2005 (UTC)

thanks for newbie assist[edit]

As it says above fredrik. You provided very useful links to me (saving me a great deal of time). Just to clarify, I am not looking to add research to Wikipedia. More to research how infomation ebbs and flows with changes. I'm hooked. I think I'm just going to continue reading through the protected pages for now before I start tinkering. Thanks again. Potroast 06:34, Jan 4, 2005 (UTC)

Homophobic Vandalism[edit]

I have reason to believe that the following are all sockpuppets of each other

User:, User:Rienzo, User:Baffinisland, User:Lady Tara, User:Nasse

I believe that you met one of them back in June

if you wish to add evidence to the new arbitration against any of them, you can do so at Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Rienzo/Evidence

CheeseDreams 01:52, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Charles Darwin[edit]

Dear Fredrik,

I have just requested arbitration over the Charles Darwin article. The request against you personally is that you rethink your behaviour. You are an administrator, so you should show some restraint and not think edit wars are fun. Vincent 04:53, 9 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for your apology. It's in fact more than I asked for from you and I will remove your name from the arbitration request. Cheers Vincent 05:20, 9 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Doom II music[edit]

Those music links you removed were working for me: they played the indicated music (using Internet Explorer 6.0 and Windows Media Player 9.0). They were apparently and cleverly disguised as .gif files in order to get free storage on an image server. Ray Spalding 03:03, 13 Jan 2005 (UTC)

I'm not sure such things should be encouraged. Besides, it's bound to break for more people than me. - Fredrik | talk 03:11, 13 Jan 2005 (UTC)



Thanks for your comments on Aquarium's fac. I agree completely re: the diagrams; unfortunately, I have significant difficulty drawing so much as a box. Do you think that we could work together to draw a filtration system diagram? If you're willing, here's some source images I would have stolen and modified a little if it weren't copyrighted (and I had the required skill): [4]. The diagram on page 16 is helpful; the filter cartridge contains mechanical filtering and activated carbon, while the "biowheel" is constructed to be the medium for biological filtration. Let me know and I can try to inform you on points you're not clear on. I'd really appreciate the help.

Re: the nitrogen cycle, the diagram on that page is pretty good, except that it's not completely transferable. Nitrogen enters the system through food, not nitrogen fixers, and exits via plant metabolism and water changes, where a portion of the water is removed and replaced with water low in nitrogen compounds. And of course, the critters should be fish and such, not rats. :)

Again, I'd greatly appreciate your help drawing these items; I agree that they'd improve the article, and my own attempts have been aborted after the most pitiful of efforts. Let me know if you can help! Bantman 00:16, Jan 14, 2005 (UTC)

I think I might be able to make something out of those. Still, do you think you could sketch layouts (regardless of whether you manage to successfully draw boxes ;)? If so, I could try to draw something prettier with that as a starting point. Fredrik | talk 00:38, 14 Jan 2005 (UTC)
I will make an attempt and email it to you in a few hours; just promise not to laugh!  :) Bantman 01:20, Jan 14, 2005 (UTC)
Image:Aquarium.png created. (If there are any flaws, I can still change it easily since it was drawn in several layers.) Maybe you could add some more detail to the image description page, of what happens in each stage and how the components work/what different kinds of components may be used? - Fredrik | talk 20:21, 14 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Fantastic work! Thanks so much... it really adds alot to the article. I will try to work on the image description page this weekend, and maybe an article on aquarium filtration systems in general. Bantman 22:44, Jan 14, 2005 (UTC)
Thanks! Anything else that needs to be illustrated? If you can come up with something for the nitrogen cycle (for example), I'll gladly do that as well. - Fredrik | talk 23:01, 14 Jan 2005 (UTC)

space elevator image[edit]

Thank you for drawing the space elevator image.

You ask "Did I get the details right?" I hope you won't mind me listing some details that are a bit off:

  • Every design I've seen has more cable on the *far* side of geosync than earth-side.
  • The center of gravity is actively (with rockets) held geostationary during construction. However, after one end is firmly attached to earth, the spool at the far end of the cable is allowed to unwind a bit further, so that during operation the center of gravity is a little beyond geostationary orbit. (Technically, the center of mass is even further out than the center of gravity ... but I wouldn't want this possibly-confusing detail cluttering the drawing).
  • Some space elevator designs do not involve asteroids. See for a picture of a different kind of counterweight.

I realize it's impossible to draw *everything* to scale. If everything were drawn to scale, the counterweight would be invisible (much smaller than one pixel) and so would the cable (much, much narrower than one pixel). The closest attempt at a scale drawing I've seen so far is halfway down .

I am glad your drawing makes clear it's "just string" from the earth to the counterweight. Too many other artists insist on attaching things here or there to the cable.

--DavidCary 10:42, 19 Jan 2005 (UTC)

With regard to your first point, isn't the point of the counterweight to reduce the need to extend the cable beyond the point of the geosynchronous orbit? Fredrik | talk 12:15, 19 Jan 2005 (UTC)


Hi Frederik

I am not anonymous.I had placed the page on Satish Dhawan,Mriganka Sur as well as Johnubiprasad.I had also included Ramalingaswami's name and am hoping to provide his page..He was my teacher in Galway.He has been in a state of depression and out of science for the last 15 years but you can check his details in the book TOP 1000 SCIENTISTS by Philip Barker.Johnubi was my teacher incidentally in Leeds as was Ramalingaswami.By all means delete the name but let the actual source be identified.My eamil incidentally is Fergus Connolly. PS All the information incidentally comes from the book.I was careful not to break any copyright laws.I am having difficulty finding material for Sur and Ramalingaswami.Perhaps you could help.

If you want the book mentioned, write an article about it instead of entering it on the category page. Fredrik | talk 23:10, 21 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Arbitration Committee case opening[edit]

You have been named as a disputant in the recently opened Charles Darwin/Lincoln dispute case brought before the Arbitration Committee. You may wish to add evidence to Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Charles Darwin/Lincoln dispute/Evidence to support your case. -- Grunt 🇪🇺 03:31, 2005 Jan 25 (UTC)

Your images are great[edit]

Hi Fredrik, just want to say that I like your image contributions very much. They are excellent and professional. You might want to add yourself to this listing. Incidentally, I like Chick Corea too :). Keep up the good work! Kind regards, mark 12:26, 25 Jan 2005 (UTC)

I like Corea most for his truly original creativity. Other artists who often give me that same feeling are Keith Jarrett and Herbie Hancock. Do you know CoreaHancock, the collaboration between (obviously) Corea and Hancock? It's a live set, both are improvising on a Steinway grand piano. Great music, you really should try that one. I should add Miles Davis as well, especially my favorite albums Someday my prince will come and Porgy and Bess.
Some other favorite artists/albums of mine (not necessecarily in any way related to Chick Corea though):
  • Grant Green (Idle Moments / Grantstand) — great, laid back soul-jazz
  • Horace Silver (Fingerpoppin' with the Horace Silver Quintet / Song for my Father)
  • Thelonious Monk (Solo Monk)
As you see, I'm mostly into jazz at the moment. Try some of these and let me know what you think if you want! Regards, mark 19:26, 25 Jan 2005 (UTC)


Nice job GT

Wikipedia:Image recreation requests[edit]

Greetings. I just started the Wikipedia:Image recreation requests project, and I thought you might be interested. Your help would be greatly appreciated. (I got your name from the list at Wikipedia:Wikipedians/Graphic Artists.) Best regards, – Quadell (talk) (sleuth) 03:12, Jan 30, 2005 (UTC)



I wanna talk with you a little bit through irc if you're interested. gimme an hour (hour of sweden) and I will be here. Thanks you. Good bye.

Sure. 21:00 or later. Fredrik | talk 08:27, 8 Feb 2005 (UTC)


Thanks a lot for reverting my user page after vandalism, had the same on my italian user pages (I'm admin there). Sort of a lack of fantasy I guess. ;-) Bye --Civvi 07:21, 9 Feb 2005 (UTC)



and thanks from me too. i do not know how you found it, but i must have erased the arrow on the fac nomination page. Sfahey 03:05, 18 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Hi, did you see my most recent note (at WP:AN/I#Lorenzo)? Noel (talk) 12:49, 20 Feb 2005 (UTC)
PS: I don't usually check other User_talk: pages (so that I don't have to monitor a whole long list of User_Talk: pages - one for each person with whom I am having a "conversation"), so please leave any messages for me on my talk page (above); if you leave a message for me here I probably will not see it. I know not everyone uses this style (they would rather keep all the text of a thread in one place), but I simply can't monitor all the User_talk: pages I leave messages on. Thanks!

Main Page/Less boxy[edit]

Is your test over? If so, could you delete this? -- Netoholic @ 05:05, 2005 Feb 19 (UTC)


Por favor, could you revisit the Bicycle fac nomination. Sfahey 03:06, 25 Feb 2005 (UTC)[edit]

The user has inserted POV an a considerable amount of articles: Kurdistan, Turkey, Kurds, Music of Turkey I request a warning block. I am not sure where to request that exactly but you seem to be an active blocker :)

I won't block anyone over a POV dispute. Try requests for comment. Fredrik | talk 04:41, 25 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Source of "Destructive plate margin"[edit]

Hi, is it possible to get the SVG source of your image "Destructive plate margin" for a school project?

Thanks very much!

Unfortunately, I didn't draw it in a program with SVG support. Fredrik | talk 11:59, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Nice Picture but wrong and deadly for people without specific knowledge. First it is too overscaled. Ok it's impossible to show the real relations but some points must be shown to get the point even if the theme is new to somebody. Second it looks like the mantle is fluid but ist simply isn't. There's no pool of magma or anything like that, so red color underneath the crust is "dangerous" in such an image. --Saperaud 02:00, 29 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I was aware of that. Unfortunately, all other images I had looked at were significantly worse. I'll be happy to improve it if I get more specific information. Fredrik | talk 17:21, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Hey, this image is really nice! I was almost sending you a mail when I noticed this topic, well, do you have it in a higher resolution? Thank you. --Henriquevicente 19:28, Apr 10, 2005 (UTC)Henrique Vicente

Thank you for the tables![edit]

I really like your tables. I used it on my wiki Homepage. It's still under construction. I've only been using Wiki for 24 hours so I'm really new to it, but Thank you immensely. It made sorting out my work much easier.

--Noisecontrol 13:48, 13 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Ditto. --Wahoofive 17:25, 25 Mar 2005 (UTC)


Thank you for the friendly greeting. I have a question for you: What variable do you use to insert the date in your 'signature'? I've looked around and couldn't find a short and simple one in the docs. - Jon^D (typing things manually) Tue Mar 22 12:02:17 GMT 2005

ah, sussed Jon Dowland 16:39, 22 Mar 2005 (UTC)


I'm just wondering if all of those awesome map pages on your doom wiki are under a usable license and are encyclopedic enough to be a part of Wikipedia? gren 03:13, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)

All content on the Doom Wiki is GFDL (except some fair use images) and can therefore be imported to Wikipedia. I'm not sure about whether it's encyclopedic, though... - Fredrik | talk 21:49, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Wave-particle duality[edit]


I'd like some explanation about your removal, pleas answer in Talk:Wave-particle duality.


Cdang|write me 13:40, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Q2 2005[edit]


If you're not too busy, would you mind updating Image:Ilyanep contribution graph.png for me? Thanks! Ilγαηερ (Tαlκ) 16:12, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Research project on wiki contributors[edit]


I am aware that this is not the typical message usually posted, so I would like to apologize and ask for your kind understanding. I am a PhD student at Syracuse University School of Information Studies. My advisor and I are working on a research project on contributors to Wikis. This project received Institutional Review Board Approval number 05048. I would like to have a brief email dialog with you about your experience as a Wikipedia contributor. Please respond to this posting or send me an email at, if you would be willing to answer a couple of quick questions. I would like to assure you that your comments will remain confidential.

Best regards, -Isabelle Fagnot

Pic of the Day[edit]

Hi Fredrik,

Just to let you know that your illustration Image:Circlestrafing.png is coming up for reuse on the 25th of April. I've reused the caption from last time, but you can check it at Wikipedia:Picture of the day/April 25, 2005. -- Solipsist 21:52, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Loved the roundabout.Nice work! Andycjp


Could you please revert the America article back to what it was? Thanks -Rune Welsh 16:47, Apr 29, 2005 (UTC)

Years and Numerals[edit]

Please read and comment on my years and dates proposal, affecting years that are also numerals. +sj + 20:39, 12 May 2005 (UTC)

Trinity anniversary[edit]

July 16, 2005 —two months from now—will be the 60th anniversary of the "Trinity" test. I'm trying to organize a few people into getting that article to featured quality before then, anticipating a lot of general news coverage and curious minds. I've noticed you doing good work on Manhattan Project-related articles in the past, so I thought I would see if you were interested in helping out. Please see the discussion at Talk:Trinity site for some of my further thoughts on what should be present in the article, and please feel free to share you own. Thanks! --Fastfission 19:04, 15 May 2005 (UTC)

Pic of the day[edit]

Hi Fredrik,

Just to let you know that your illustration Image:Painter's algorithm.png is making a reappearance as Pic of the Day on the 29th May. I've used the same caption as last time, but you can make any changes at Wikipedia:Picture of the day/May 29, 2005. -- Solipsist 16:42, 25 May 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia Entry[edit]

Please don't remove my entry of "Wikipedia is a Wholly remarkable website" because A: It's true, and B: It is a funny referance to the novel "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" In no way do I believe it is offensive or off topic. Thanks,

It's your opinion. Wikipedia articles are concerned with facts. Fredrik | talk 17:20, 26 May 2005 (UTC)

change to Base64 article[edit]

Hi - You made a change to the Base64 article I'm not sure I understand (changing a wikilink to a external link to the wiki). I assume most mirrors can handle most wikilinks, is the issue specifically links from article namespace to other namespaces? I'm not exactly a newbie - is this a policy/guideline I've simply never run into? Thanks. -- Rick Block 00:05, 28 May 2005 (UTC)

Pages in the article namespace should not refer to other namespaces. Even if mirrors choose to keep the Wikipedia: namespace intact (they may not), forks most likely will not. Also, in some mirrors and most forks, Wikipedia:Foo will probably point to, if it works at all. See also Wikipedia:Avoid self-references. Fredrik | talk 09:57, 28 May 2005 (UTC)
That's pretty much what I thought (and makes sense). Thanks for verifying. -- Rick Block (talk) 16:56, May 28, 2005 (UTC)

Blocking message[edit]

  • 21:27, May 28, 2005, Fredrik blocked (expires 21:27, May 29, 2005) (contribs) (unblock) (vandalism)
  • 21:14, May 28, 2005, Fredrik blocked (expires 21:14, May 29, 2005) (contribs) (unblock) (vandalism)
Would you please enter a more informative reason in the field next time you block someone? The reason you fill in is displayed when the blocked person tries to edit. IPs are often used by multiple people and even for the person being blocked it's not always clear why and such messages aren't helpful. Mgm|(talk) 22:31, May 28, 2005 (UTC)
In the case of a user that makes seven consecutive edits like this one, using two different IPs, the reason should be clear.
But what else is there to say? It is not the purpose of the block summary to explain to the user that the IP is blocked because someone else might have vandalized pages with it; this should be handled automatically by the software (I haven't been blocked so I don't know if it is). I don't think it's helpful for people who end up blocked accidentally to read that they are blocked for "changing articles into redirects to George W. Bush" as opposed to just having "vandalized pages", since in both cases it's something they haven't done.
Besides, these IPs had not been used by any other users. When I notice that a vandal's IP has been used earlier for constructive purposes, I try to stay away from blocking as far as possible (usually vandals get bored after a while and go away). Fredrik | talk 22:46, 28 May 2005 (UTC)


On your Images page where your Dads are there is code visible. You may want to fix this. Please notify me on my userpage if you are going to reply. • Thorpe • 15:22, 29 May 2005 (UTC)


It was originally in there in the original article. This is why I left an alteration of it.


Hi there. I have modified the colors of the Swedish flag. I saw your name there. I'm going to try and utilize the cache-delay of the database as long as it lasts to show you the differences. This I do by putting one new resclaed image and one that is in the cache. If the cache has been updated when you read this, feel free to delete this entire paragraph.

Flag 1 is "new" flag. This is, I think, the official flag, how it "should" look. Flag 2 is the previous version.

All the best, --Fred-Chess 20:10, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)



e^pi sqrt(163)[edit]

Hi Fredrik, do you think that formula really belongs where you have put it? I think it fits better under "formulae involving pi", say under number theory (or conceivably even under geometry or complex analysis). The problem is that it's actually not very useful as a "numerical approximation for pi" for several reasons. It takes a lot of work to compute, and I don't think that the 31 digits you get are worth it. I think there should also be a link back to the complex multiplication page. One day there will be more information there about why the formula "works". What say ye? Dmharvey Talk 11:45, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)

In fact, the "numerical approximations of pi" section needs some cleanup to distinguish between historical (now poor) approximations, useful ones, and just curious ones. I think this one might fit under "curious approximations". But if you prefer it to be under "formulae", go ahead and change it :) - Fredrik | talk 14:20, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Big bang diagram[edit]

Hello. You appear to be the last person modifying "Image:Universe_expansion.png". There's been some discussion on Talk:Big Bang about altering the shape of the initial fireburst. If you are the creator of the image, would you be willing to do this?--Christopher Thomas 00:04, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Crown Jewels[edit]

hi Fredrik, sorry but you cannot simply move an article without having a discussion about the naming first. why did you move "Crown Jewels" to "Crown jewels", is there a particular reason? the article was originally capitalised, just like "French Crown Jewels" or "Danish Royal Regalia" for example... please move the article back to the original writing. if you wish to change the way it´s written, you may start a discussion about it, although those tend to be very tedious and long... Antares911 28 June 2005 23:45 (UTC)

The old title clearly violated Wikipedia's capitalization guidelines. The 'j' in "crown jewels" is capitalized only when the term is used as a proper noun, such as in "French Crown Jewels"; this article is about crown jewels in the general sense. Compare with "king" vs "King of Denmark". -- Fredrik | talk 29 June 2005 00:04 (UTC)
hm, then please start a discussion on it where you present your views, you cannot simply move it unilaterally. because you would have to change all the links as well. you can give your viewpoints in that discussion... until then, the article's name stays the old way. Antares911 29 June 2005 13:28 (UTC)
I felt that the quick move was justified since lower case "jewels" was used in the article text, leading me to assume that the title was a simple mistake. Unless there is controversy, a page move to deal with capitalization does not require any formal discussion, it is just regular editing, and undoing a page move is trivial anyway. For the record, no links got broken after the move since "Crown Jewels" became a redirect page. - Fredrik | talk 29 June 2005 15:46 (UTC)


Working Man's Barnstar

Hi Fredrik. I've been having a look at your contributions and it's clear that you do some really fantastic work for Wikipedia, of the kind that doesn't always get a lot of recognition. I hope you will appreciate this Working Man's Barnstar. Keep up the good work! — Trilobite (Talk) 29 June 2005 18:36 (UTC)

Swedish Wikipedians' notice board[edit]

I'm trying to breathe some life into the Swedish Wikipedians' notice board. My hope is that contributors active on Swedish topics can use this page to keep track of ongoing debates and votes relating to Swedish articles, and as a place to list "weak spots" in order to attract the attention of someone knowledgeable in a specific area. Would you consider signing up? / Alarm 29 June 2005 14:01 (UTC)

Q3 2005[edit]

Hi and thanks[edit]

Thanks for fixing the few '-shortenings I used on the History of IFK Göteborg page. :) And greetings from a fellow Chalmerist! -- Elisson | Talk 1 July 2005 02:18 (UTC)

No problem. Hey, how's the engineering physics program? I've thought about switching there; but though I'm something of a physics geek, I'm even more a computer and maths geek. By the way, my family are gaisare, though I'm agnostic myself ;) - Fredrik | talk 1 July 2005 02:29 (UTC)
Engineering physics is hell. And I mean it. :) As I've been told, it is the toughest civil engineering program you can study in Sweden. The mean time for getting the Master's degree is something around six years. But if you like maths, it is something for you. There is almost exclusively math courses the first year, except one introductory physics course and a Java programming course. There is also one combined linear algebra/numerical analysis/computational science course the first year, which was interresting (and probably close to what I will choose later on for the Master's degree), and probably something that would be interresting for you too, combining maths and computing. So, if you want to study a hell lot of maths, and have a hard time, F is something for you. :) -- Elisson | Talk 1 July 2005 02:49 (UTC)
Forgot to address your statement about your family being supporters of GAIS, but I will now. I feel really sorry for you. ;) -- Elisson | Talk 1 July 2005 02:57 (UTC)


Although I'm sure your images get enough praise already, I've never seen a diagram like Image:Euclidean_algorithm_running_time_X_Y.png before. The trends are stunningly illustrated by the faux-color scheme. Awesome pic. Deco 6 July 2005 06:31 (UTC)

Thanks!- Fredrik | talk 6 July 2005 07:38 (UTC)

Alleged inconsistencies in Star Wars[edit]

Whoa, is there some sort of Wikipedia policy against contractions? ;) — Phil Welch 6 July 2005 13:17 (UTC)

Yep. See Wikipedia:Manual of Style#Contractions - Fredrik | talk 6 July 2005 13:22 (UTC)

RC Patrol[edit]

Fredrik, thanks for adding the [[test]] messages to the talk pages of users who vandalize. I've found that lots of RC patrollers don't do this, but it really makes a big difference. Sometimes, I think the shock of realizing that someone is actually watching out for bad edits makes some vandals stop. Joyous (talk) 18:06, July 10, 2005 (UTC)

No problem. It really is effective; most quit after {test}, and extremely few continue after {test3} and {test4}. Fredrik | talk 18:09, 10 July 2005 (UTC)

Image:Super Metroid Mother Brain hyperbeam.png[edit]

Image deletion warning Image:Super Metroid Mother Brain hyperbeam.png has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. If you feel that this image should not be deleted, please go there to voice your opinion.

--Poiuyt Man talk 15:45, 30 July 2005 (UTC)

Hey, you were right, I found out that MB is palette-shifted in every frame of the Hyper Beam animation. The gif is kind of blurry too, so I'll nominate that for deletion instead. However, the green still looks kind of odd to me. Do you have any objections to the alternate palette-shifted version I uploaded to Image:Super Metroid Mother Brain hyperbeam.png? --Poiuyt Man talk 13:43, 6 August 2005 (UTC)

That one's fine. Fredrik | talk 18:07, 6 August 2005 (UTC)

Contrib Graph[edit]

Hi, I was wondering if you could update This image for me, since it hasn't been updated for about 7 months, and I'm a statistics freak ;). By the way, if you don't mind I'd like to know how you made it, and if it was made in Windows, because if it was then I could probably update it myself. Thanks — Ilγαηερ (Tαlκ) 17:18, 30 July 2005 (UTC)

I'll update it in a few days when I get to the computer where I have the script. (It's a simple Python script, using the Python Imaging Library.) Fredrik | talk 18:07, 6 August 2005 (UTC)

Iron Maiden (band)[edit]

Hi Fredrik, I've updated the article as per your comments (thanks for reading the article thoroughly). Perhaps you can Support now? Cheers! --PopUpPirate 15:12, August 7, 2005 (UTC)

Plural of Spacecraft[edit]

Thank you, Fredrik for correcting the mistake. I didn't even realize that the plural of "spacecraft" is "spacecraft" until you corrected it and I went to check my dictionary. PM Poon 06:56, 12 August 2005 (UTC)


Whilst browsing across your user page, I saw your statement regarding your beleif in Flying Spaghetti Monsterism, and out of curiosity, I took a look. Thank you for inadvertantly enlightening me :) --Insomniak 17:04, 24 August 2005 (UTC)


Wow, thanks for the Barnstar :) It is much appreciated and pleasant to gain support for some of the things we do on Wikipedia that may go unrecognized. This should definitely keep me going for sometime. K1Bond007 17:04, August 27, 2005 (UTC)

En HEC fråga[edit]

Jag är ny i den här förening (men inte i Wikipedia). Jag skulle vilja fråga du om det är OK att starta en stridighet beslut fortgång när är man i föreningen. Jag är rädd att jag kommer att bli tvungen:-( men jag hoppas att jag ska inte. Alx-pl D 09:49, 31 August 2005 (UTC)

Det beror på vad du menar med "stridighet beslut fortgång". Fredrik | talk 19:19, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

Jag menar dispute resolution. Alx-pl D 20:47, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

Att försöka lösa en dispyt måste väl ses som OK. Bara man gör det på ett fredligt sätt :) - Fredrik | talk 21:26, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

Tack så mycket. Vad tänker du, är det fredligt? (Men förlorar inte för mycket tid för att svara.) Alx-pl D 21:52, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

Eftersom jag inte är insatt i problemet, kan jag inte avgöra om din sammanfattning stämmer. Men huvudsaken är att du försöker lösa det på ett konstruktivt sätt, istället för att till exempel upprepade gånger återställa artikeln till en version som du föredrar utan att andra godkänner det. Fredrik | talk 21:58, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

En gång till - tack så mycket. Nu är allt klart. Jag kommer att göra mitt besta. Alx-pl D 22:10, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

Bill Gates[edit]

I didnt write the info. Someone vandalised the page calling him a pedophile, so I reverted the changes. However, I reverted it one version too far, and the information (the one that you are referring to) was omitted, so I put it back. Journalist


You are an administrator, right? Because Ive been looking at your contributions, edits etc, and if you arent, I would like to nominate you.

Actually, forget it, I just fully read you userpage :) Journalist


You might want to check the Pi article-- I saw some childish vandalism and reverted it, but when I checked the edit history, I had somehow reverted an edit of yours, so I reverted back to your version. I guess something weird was going on, because the vandalized page has disappeared fromt the edit history. Anyway, I assume everything is OK now, but I'm no mathematician, so...

TIA, -- Mwanner 21:35, 22 September 2005 (UTC)

Visual Basic Classic Wikibook[edit]

I see you have contributed to the Visual Basic article on Wikipedia. Any chance you would like to join in editing the wikibook: --Kjwhitefoot 09:21, 30 September 2005 (UTC)

Q4 2005[edit]

hey Fredrik[edit]

this is insertwackynamehere, from Doomworld, and unfortuantly I've been losered, so I cant PM you this. But anyway, I was wondering, I wrote this article on Uncyclopedia Nintenelevens and I know that you're good at math so I was wondering if you could check if this formula was correct:

Basically it's supposed to be a complicated way of writing the obvious

or a complex mathematical way of stating the 1 added to a number is the number plus one. It's meant to be complicated, in order to be funny. Thanks :) Also, its cool your an admin here, I'm an Uncyclopedian admin, but I think that fits my personality a bit better :P --insertwackynamehere 21:23, 1 October 2005 (UTC)

It's correct, but something like this would be better: . Fredrik | talk 21:44, 1 October 2005 (UTC)
cool thanks :)
Edit: hmm, seems to be printing out errors on Uncyclopedia, oh well, I commented that formula for me to fix up later on the page. I think Uncyc uses a diffrent TeX engine but I'm not sure. --insertwackynamehere 21:56, 1 October 2005 (UTC)
Formulas on Wikicities have apparently ceased working entirely. Your original formula only works because the generated image is in the server cache. Fredrik | talk 22:15, 1 October 2005 (UTC)
Oh heh that makes sense, thanks :) --insertwackynamehere 22:34, 1 October 2005 (UTC)

Re: Speed of Light[edit]

Agh, and I knew that! I don't know what the hell I was thinking. My apologies, I'm not myself today. Thank you for the heads-up. --Ashenai 09:49, 4 October 2005 (UTC)

No problem. For the record, this isn't the first time someone does that edit. Fredrik | talk 09:51, 4 October 2005 (UTC)

Image use[edit]

I'd like to use Image:Space elevator structural diagram.png on a poster for a class presentation. It seems you're the "author or licensor". The CC-by-sa license requires that I attribute it "in a manner specified by the author or licensor." How should I attribute it? --Smack (talk) 04:48, 6 October 2005 (UTC)

A tiny credit line next to it would be nice. You may want to include User:Paranoid's name as well as he contributed the current revision. You don't have to mention me if it's too troublesome, but you should check with him in that case. Thanks for asking! Fredrik | talk 06:49, 6 October 2005 (UTC)

Featured Diagrams[edit]

Fredrik, Would you care to ellaborate a little bit more on the "Featured Diagrams" discussion found Wikipedia talk:Featured picture candidates page. I'd like to get some other people explaining why they like the idea so everyone doesn't think it's just me supporting it. Thanks, --ScottyBoy900Q 18:08, 6 October 2005 (UTC)

bill gates microsoft section[edit]

see [5] - it contains the microsoft info that I cut out during the restructure. Perhaps you can use it to expand a bit - hopefully without the problems it had beforehand. Ryan Norton T | @ | C 16:20, 7 October 2005 (UTC)

2005 Kashmir earthquake[edit]

WikiThanks.png Thank you for your contribution at 2005 Kashmir earthquake. Please keep it up!!!Pradeepsomani (talk)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Human[edit]

You left some reasons here for opposing this FAC. I had some concerns over these reasons. Could you please look through them and reply.--May the Force be with you! Shreshth91($ |-| r 3 $ |-| t |-|) 06:24, 24 October 2005 (UTC)

P.S. You can leave your message there. I've got the page watchlisted. Thanks--May the Force be with you! Shreshth91($ |-| r 3 $ |-| t |-|) 06:25, 24 October 2005 (UTC)

Belated Birthday[edit]

User:Jenmoa/birthday --User:Jenmoa 15:35, 24 October 2005 (UTC)

Why did you delete...[edit]

The ticalcs article?

You let the Vdesign article slip, and yet you delete my article?

I can't check every article that gets created. But thanks for bringing that one to my attention; I've deleted it as well. If you disagree with my actions, please go to Wikipedia:Deletion review - Fredrik | talk 22:30, 31 October 2005 (UTC)
Alrighty then, that's what I am doing now.
WHAT IN THE NAME OF HELL??? MY DELETION REVIEW CONTRIBUTION IS GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Calm down. I'm still seeing it. Try refreshing the page. Fredrik | talk 23:14, 31 October 2005 (UTC)

Test templates[edit]

Your idea is a good one, but your changes are breaking the formatting. See User talk: --GraemeL (talk) 18:37, 3 November 2005 (UTC)

Oops, I see you were already fixing them before I left the above. Thanks. :-) --GraemeL (talk) 18:39, 3 November 2005 (UTC)
My only edits were to fix them. Check the history again and you'll see that someone else introduced them. Fredrik | talk 18:41, 3 November 2005 (UTC)
My apologies, I rushed to check the last edit and warn you without investigating properly. It was DESiegel that broke them. --GraemeL (talk) 18:44, 3 November 2005 (UTC)

Buddhism in Thailand[edit]

Thanks for taking care of some of my poor spelling on the Buddhism in Thailand page. On the other hand, I'm wondering why you changed every instance of the word 'Pāli' to 'Pali'. The former is the more correct transliteration. --Clay Collier 22:38, 7 November 2005 (UTC)

That's due to pasting the text in an editor which didn't support Unicode. I should have been more careful; thanks for the heads-up. - Fredrik | talk 23:25, 7 November 2005 (UTC)

Invitation to review[edit]

Hello Fredrik. I have posted the article neuropsychopharmacology for peer review. Based on your credentials and relevant work on "Synapse", I am inviting you to take a look at it. Thank you.--RichG 01:29, 8 November 2005 (UTC)

  • Thanks for reviewing the article! You made some good suggestions which I will try to work on soon. --RichG 00:49, 9 November 2005 (UTC)

RE: Red Links[edit]

Oh, I'm sorry, I thought red links were a bad thing. But I see where you're coming from, and I apologize.

With all due respect,

Эрон Кинней 00:40, 11 November 2005 (UTC)

Red links[edit]

Thank you for all of the assistance regarding red links, and you can bet I won't do any of this at all. Unless that just counted.

With respect,

Эрон Кинней (TALK) 03:18, 11 November 2005 (UTC)

P.S. Very nice site.

Valles Marineris[edit]

Hi Frederik, Notice that when you edited this page there were 4 photos. 2nd and 3rd have since disappeared - I think. I'm new to Wikipedia and unsure how to restore these items. I had to look in history (your edition) to view photos. Regards Peter

I still see 4 photos. Those two might have disappeared temporarily due to server issues -- this seems to happen occasionally. Reloading the page in your browser should fix the problem. Fredrik 06:35, 15 November 2005 (UTC)


I have clarified the speed issue a little on Brainfuck and put more explanation at the bottom of Talk:Brainfuck. DanielCristofani 11:44, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

Arbitration for User:TDC[edit]

Hi, you don’t know me but we have had contact with a mutual person, User:TDC.

I got your username from the Requests for comment/TDC-2[6] or the Requests for comment/TDC[7]

Currently there is arbitration pending on User:TDC. [8]

I welcome and encourage your comments on the arbitration page.Travb 01:59, 26 November 2005 (UTC)


Hi Fredrik,

I understand why you have this policy in place, and I (obviously) do own, but it really is the best resource for affirmations on the internet (at least as far as I could find, otherwise I would not have spent the time making it)

It is not a commercial link, other than $5 from adsense I have not made any money from this web page. Would you please consider allowing the link to be added?

Thanks Fredrik!

Hi, thanks for the reply. Commercial or not, I'm afraid Wikipedia isn't the right place to promote your own website. (Imagine if everybody tried to do it.) It might be relevant in the article affirmation; you could suggest on Talk:Affirmation that the link is added, but you probably won't convince many editors. Fredrik | tc 05:51, 28 November 2005 (UTC)

Featured article for December 25th[edit]

I noticed you have listed yourself in Category:Atheist Wikipedians. That said, you will probably be interested in my suggested featured article for December 25th: Omnipotence paradox. The other suggestion being supported by others for that date is Christmas, although Raul654 has historically been against featuring articles on the same day as their anniversary/holiday. — BRIAN0918 • 2005-11-28 08:15

GFDL at enwiki[edit]

Hi Fredrik! Are you up to date on how enwiki handles image copyright issues these days? If an image created by a wikipedian does not have a license tag, is GFDL assumed? / Habj 08:49, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm not the right person to ask in this case. Fredrik | tc 11:28, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

Poll results[edit]

Please meet me at Talk:Gallup poll on creationism and evolution to discuss that's not at all the result of the poll. Uncle Ed 17:45, 9 December 2005 (UTC)


I replied to your objection. and am going to take steps to expand the cultural and religious perspectives. Please rereview Jesus if you can get a chance, I addressed a lot of the issues. Thanks. Scifiintel 04:50, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

Please relook at Jesus to see if you want to support it for featured article status. Thanks. Scifiintel 18:04, 11 December 2005 (UTC)

Computer Science[edit]

Please, do not delete content for which we have tried to make progress on. It clearly is not a college brochure, and to delete a list of careers under your college brochure claim only limits progress. If you like, you can join the dicussion page. — Dzonatas 16:20, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

The purpose of the removal was to make progress, and you should realize that. Improving articles is not synonymous to expanding them. Fredrik | tc 21:13, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

Image:Goatse_view.jpg has been listed for deletion[edit]

An image or media file that you uploaded, Image:Goatse_view.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. Please look there to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you.


Fredrik, you clearly continue to insert your own POV insertions into many topics under the guise of "improving articles" when you clearly are acting as a censor. Who gave you the right to determine where "progress" is made? I suggest you cease this immature "academic" attitude or be reported. You obviously have an axe to grind, but should do so with your own material and not on Wikipedia. Theo 19:47, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

That's hilarious coming from someone who himself is fighting a revert war, and especially considering that no other editor so far has agreed with your POV. Go ahead, report me. Fredrik | tc 19:54, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask[edit]

I've addressed some of your objections at the nomination process. Could you check back and cross out the comments that are no longer applicable (unless they remain to be)? —Hollow Wilerding 21:28, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

Please do not remove the GamePro review; the article does not require "reviews that mention gameplay and its qualities, etc., etc." solely. Open-free commentary is definitely welcome. —Hollow Wilerding 21:51, 16 December 2005 (UTC)
There exists an infinitude of open-free commentary; choosing one arbitrarily makes it meaningless. Why not put it on a Wikiquote page instead (with room for many others)? Fredrik | tc 21:59, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

The Movement[edit]

What do you think of the movement? Reply here. Thanks. --Kin Khan 03:15, 22 December 2005 (UTC)


I made the graphic version of the flag based on a photograph of a real flag looking very similar on the webpage. I talked to the guy that originally made it and he said it was fine to put up here (as well as the badge, which is a touched-up version of another photograph) --Mistress Selina Kyle (Α⇔Ω ¦ ⇒✉) 18:47, 23 December 2005 (UTC)

Q1 2006[edit]

Template:Infobox VG gray[edit]

What's the status of this template? If it was just a test, please mark it for speedy deletion. -- Netoholic @ 06:13, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

It is a test. It should not be deleted, because the issue of the infobox's color hasn't been settled yet. Fredrik | tc 13:11, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

I don't mean to push the issue, but this has been around for over six months. If you want to contest the color issue, do it on the talk page of Template:Infobox VG, and maybe create a mock-up (but without using a template) to show your preferred color scheme. I intend to nominate it and the sub-templates for deletion soon, but it would really help if you could just mark the template and sub-templates for speedy deletion yourself. Thanks. -- Netoholic @ 09:06, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

On further consideration, the idea that the template might get changed now seems like fairly wishful thinking. Please go ahead and delete. Fredrik Johansson - talk - contribs 10:20, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

Need you to look over something[edit]


I'm taking steps to lodge a formal complaint against User:Theodore7 due to various reasons that I'm sure that you are aware of, or have experienced by now. Right now I have a rough draft of the complaint that I would like to have some people look over, add to, correct, and sign if they agree with it. I've never had to do anything like this before, so if you would please take some time to take a look at it and give me some feedback, suggestions, support, etc., then I would really appreciate it. It can be found here: [9] Thank you. --Chris Brennan 06:25, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

Looks good; I'll sign it. Fredrik | tc 08:46, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

Thanks right back (Majora's Mask)[edit]

I was actually going to thank you — you had some great comments about Majora's Mask that really helped it become a better article. It's nice to know that something I do around here is appreciated, though. ;) --Pagrashtak 01:46, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Category:Sign (medicine) stubs[edit]

You've marked this for speedy deletion, but it's full. If you want it deleted, you should take it through the proper CfD process. --Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 17:27, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

It's not. The stub template's category has been changed, the category view is just lagging behind. Both categories should be deleted speedily because they are both empty and blatantly violate naming conventions. Fredrik Johansson - talk - contribs 17:41, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
Please see Wikipedia:Categories for deletion#Speedy renaming for the correct procedure. These don't meet the criteria for speedy deletion using the "db" tag. --Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 17:45, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
Thanks; I used db because I couldn't find a more specific template. You could simply have changed the notices to {{cfr-speedy}} instead of removing them. Fredrik Johansson - talk - contribs 17:48, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

Wind Waker peer review[edit]

After the recent success of Majora's Mask, I started working on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. I've rewritten the article and submitted it to peer review, intending to nominate it to FAC, hopefully after some screens are added. I thought you might want to look it over and leave your comments. --Pagrashtak 02:25, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:Periodic table[edit]

Template:Periodic table has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at Wikipedia:Templates for deletion#Template:periodic table. Thank you. (You are notified as a multiple contributor to the template.) --Eddi (Talk) 21:36, 26 January 2006 (UTC)


Hi, please turn all the fair use mages on this "gallery page" into a list of links instead, or something like that, as soon as possible. Wikipedia policy doesn't allow fair use images to be displayed in userspace (see Wikipedia:Fair use#Fair use policy), and acording to this report you have 45 of them on that page. I'm working pretty much at random off that list, so don't feel singled out if others on the list with more images have not yet been notified. Eventualy I'll get around to them all (though hopefully I'm not the only one working on it). Thanks in advance. --Sherool (talk) 02:13, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

I disagree with this interpretation of policy. If fair use images can only be displayed in an applied context (article space), then certainly Special:Newimages should be disabled, or why not the Image: namespace entirely. On the other hand, I don't use this page anymore, so I don't mind deleting it. Fredrik Johansson - talk - contribs 02:29, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
Well those are interesting questions, and I'm not 100% sure about the legal aspects of those features (I know there is some debate about wether or not the image categories and such are in fact legal for fair use images on the mailing list). However userspace is on the of the things that are explicitly mentioned as not to permit fair use under our policy (regardles of legal status), and it's something we can "fix" without having to rewrite the MediaWiki software first. Anyway since you tagged the page for speedy deletion I'll just go ahead and delete it then, sorry to have troubled you. --Sherool (talk) 03:46, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. Fredrik Johansson - talk - contribs 04:32, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

Muhammad Drawings[edit]

Please do not remove content against the clear consensus of the community. Have respect for the consensus, do not attempt to push your position into place over the will of the majority. Babajobu 22:31, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

Look more carefully. Fredrik Johansson - talk - contribs 22:31, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
Yep, you're right, my mistake, my apologies. Babajobu 22:34, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

1.0 Collaboration of the Week[edit]

Hi, I noticed you signed up as a member of the Wikipedia:Version_1.0_Editorial_Team, which is looking to identify quality articles in Wikipedia for future publication on CD or paper. Recently, a 1.0 Collaboration of the Week was created to work on essential topics that are in need of improvement, which will ultimately go in a release version of Wikipedia. You can help by voting, contributing to an article, or simply making a comment. Thank you for your support. :) Gflores Talk 07:59, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

Crates in computer games[edit]

I was gonna redirect it to Computer and video game clichés, seeing how it is already covered a bit. What do you think? Thunderbrand 05:46, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

Sure, but merge the new info. Fredrik Johansson - talk - contribs 12:09, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

Katie Holmes[edit]

Greetings! You have edited the Katie Holmes page in the past. I've completely reworked the article and have posted it on WP:PR in the hopes of advancing it to WP:FAC. I would be grateful for your comments at Wikipedia:Peer review/Katie Holmes/archive1. PedanticallySpeaking 18:58, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Status of Super Mario 64[edit]

I am concerned about the featured article status for this article. It was originally promoted with only two references. Did the candidacy vote work differently in early 2005? The article greatly fails the criteria guideline number 2, letter C: "factually accurate" includes the supporting of facts with specific evidence and external citations (see Wikipedia:Verifiability); these include a "References" section where the references are set out, complemented where appropriate by inline citations (see Wikipedia:Cite sources). I myself would have strongly opposed if I had been editing Wikipedia last winter. Any reason why you believe it was promoted? Please respond on my talk page. —Eternal Equinox | talk 23:55, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

I understand, and judging by the number of articles that had been promoted in 2003 and 2004, your word is commendable. I must admit that I am confused as to why the users defending the article do not believe citations are required. Perhaps a featured article review should be conducted? —Eternal Equinox | talk 00:11, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

multiplication theorem[edit]

I just saw reflection formula, care to write multiplication theorem? Its just like the former, but deals with the value of for functions like gamma, polygamma, hurwitz zeta, bernoulli polynomials, and others. Follow the red link and pick "what links here" to see where its already mentioned.

Here's why the multiplication theorem is interesting, and you may think I'm crazy for saying this. I'm convinced that "under the covers", there's a hidden fractal symmetry in this class of functions, and the multiplication theorem is a manifestation of this "fractal self-similarity". And it that's too crazy, then I'll just wave my hands around and say oh, its just boring old Galois theory. linas 14:54, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

Hmm, there used to be more articles that had "multiplication theorem" as a red link, but it seems someone didn't like that. linas 15:00, 10 February 2006 (UTC)
I'd love to read about this, but I don't know enough about the subject to start a good article myself. Is there a more specific name (there are several other "multiplication theorems"), and do you know any existing articles outside Wikipedia about it? Fredrik Johansson - talk - contribs 22:06, 10 February 2006 (UTC)
No I don't, and I doubt there is much written about it at all. Usuallly, its just presented as this for example and no more. I have no clue of what the history of this is. linas 22:53, 10 February 2006 (UTC)
This one looks deeper...Gautschi etal multiplication for incomplete gamma/elliptic integrals
Multiplication for q-gamma function
In the context of bessel functions and coulomb functions, they are sometimes called "addition theorems"

Vandalism on my user page[edit]

Hi! Thank you for removing the vandalism on my user page! Cheers, AxelBoldt 20:27, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

My Attempt:[edit]

Since Wikipedia:WikiProject Dinosaurs is becoming a bit dormant of late, I've decided to get it reactivated. I've started putting the following templates all over the show, & I'd appreciate if someone would try putting them on too. Remember, they only go on Dinosaur orientated artcle's TALK pages. Not the articles themselves.

WikiProject Dinosaurs (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Dinosaurs, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of dinosaurs and dinosaur-related topics on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 NA  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

So, finally, while I work on the project with a designer, in order to get more people, thus more pages, I would appreciate if you didn't move or shift (or stuff up for that matter) any of the work I'll be doing, like adding templates, protocols to the project page, etc etc. I'm hoping to get it up to the standard of The military history project. So, tell your friends to join up, or spam unknowing people & continue to do great articles. I no time, we'll have an awesome, professional project page! Spawn Man 03:50, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

New improvement[edit]

As per step three (on the dinosaur project talk page), I promised to ask a general consensus about any new improvements made. So, I'd like everyone to give comments on the new talk page banner:

WikiProject Dinosaurs (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Dinosaurs, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of dinosaurs and dinosaur-related topics on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 NA  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

What does everyone think of it? It's meant to be placed on the talk page of dinosaur related articles, so everytime you edit an article, placing this there would make our job easier. So a few questions I'd like everyone to answer:

1)Does everyone like the picture? 2)Is the wording adequate? 3)Any other queries/problems?

I'll let you know when a new improvement arises... Spawn Man 00:07, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

New improvement 2[edit]

As per step three (on the dinosaur project talk page), I promised to ask a general consensus about any new improvements made. So, I'd like everyone to give comments on the new talk page banner:

Dinoproject-icon2.png This user is a part of WikiProject Dinosaurs, which aims to improve Wikipedia's coverage of dinosaurs. If you would like to participate, you can visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks.

What does everyone think of it? It's meant to be placed on the user talk page or user page of members of the Dinosaur wikiproject, so placing this there would make our job easier. So a few questions I'd like everyone to answer:

1)Does everyone like the picture? 2)Is the wording adequate? 3)Any other queries/problems?

I'll let you know when a new improvement arises... Spawn Man 00:51, 2 March 2006 (UTC).

New improvement 3[edit]

As per step three, I'm informing you that... A new userbox has been created!! Please give comments and feedback (not including the picture, which may be due to change).

Dinoproject-icon2.png This user is a member of WikiProject Dinosaurs.

I will inform on arrival of more improvements. Spawn Man 19:27, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Maple and Mathematica[edit]

I agree that Mathematica isn't very elegant (as you say on your user page). What do you think of Maple?
Daphne A 14:28, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Where did I say it isn't elegant? I haven't used Maple. Fredrik Johansson 15:00, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
Your user page said "I guess my hubristic goal is to create an all-in-one yet elegant replacement for Mathematica, Python with libraries, and every other tool I use on a daily basis." I'd misunderstood, it seems. I haven't closely compared the latest versions of Maple and Mathematica, but Maple generally tends to be better at pure math, differential eqns, and doing accurate numerical stuff and weaker at graphics and data analysis.   —Daphne A 19:36, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
I would like to try out Maple some day (too bad it's so expensive). In what ways is it better at pure math and accurate numerical stuff? Fredrik Johansson 12:34, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

New Task bar[edit]

I've successfully created an open list of tasks on the Wikipedia:WikiProject Dinosaurs main page for those who would actually like to know what to do with their time on the project. Add tasks as you wish, no too long though! Add your name to tasks you wish to be part of & that's as complicated as it gets... Thanks, Spawn Man 23:33, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Steven Boone and Curtis Cooper[edit]

Hi. Your wish (as stated here) is my command - I've nominated Steven Boone and Curtis Cooper for deletion. —Wknight94 (talk) 15:04, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Prime numbers in nature[edit]

Hi, thanks for bringing up those objections to Prime numbers in nature. I feel the same way, and left a comment on its talk page. What do you think should be done with the article? I'd personally be fine with completely demolishing it, as none of the facts there have any proven significance, apart from the cicadas, but that would not merit its own article. JianLi 21:23, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

Q2 2006[edit]


Hello, i am a french contributor, Image:Adrian Carmack cropped.jpg is nice and free content for games are hard to find. What to you think about translate it to Commons ? Every Wikimedia projet will use it easily. I can do it, but maybe it's better if you do it yourself. Thanks a lot. fr:Utilisateur:Bayo 12:27, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, i just read "Permission granted to use in Wikipedia" ; GFDL and Copyright with permission is not the same. Is this picture is realy under GFDL ? On his mail Romero say "permission just for Wikipedia" or release it under GFDL (every body can use it) ? fr:Utilisateur:Bayo 12:32, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

I got his permission to use it under the GFDL. Fredrik Johansson 12:35, 6 April 2006 (UTC)
Have you time to move it on Commons ? It exists Commons:Doom and Commons:Category:Computer and video games. fr:Utilisateur:Bayo. 12:43, 6 April 2006 (UTC)
Done. Fredrik Johansson 12:55, 6 April 2006 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. And what do you think about moving the uncroped too ? fr:Utilisateur:Bayo 13:02, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Your expertise needed[edit]

Having read Doom and the FA comments relating to it, it's clear to me that you're a very skilled editor here and I wondered if I could draw on your expertise. I am trying to get Perfect Dark to FA status and currently Doom is the only comparable game whose article is of such a high standard. So, I wondered if you could look over the Perfect Dark article and suggest any improvements to the current material, or major areas that have been omitted. I'd be very grateful for any help and I'll do my best to resolve any issues you have with the page. Video game articles here on Wikipedia are by and large quite weak and I'm hoping this will be the start of changing that! Soo 10:00, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Sorry for this question, you talk about FA, i seach a lot without find :/ Please, where can i find all FA about computer and video games ? fr:Utilisateur:Bayo 11:56, 7 April 2006 (UTC)
See WP:FA. Fredrik Johansson 12:11, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Version 1.0 "Release Version Qualifying"[edit]

Hi, I'm interested in your feedback on Wikipedia talk:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Release Version Qualifying. It's essentially an idea to use a process similar to WP:FAC to identify and handle articles and lists that would go in a release version. Maurreen 19:39, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

WP 1.0[edit]

I thought since you are interested in this project you might be interested to see a CD version of en now exists see Wikipedia:Wikipedia-CD/Download & 2006 WP CD Selection. This is being discussed on the 1.0 project pages but progress breeds enthusiasm so I thought I would let you know. --BozMo talk 09:11, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

Chalmers vs Goteborg U.

Hi Fredrik. I was lucky enough to be accepted in both the Chalmers and Gotenborq U. masters programs in Complex Adaptive Sytems. Can you give me any advise as to which to choose? Also, an tips on were to live in G. would be appreciated. Thanks Steve kap 19:39, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Now Hiring picture[edit]

Thank you for the picture you submitted, and for donating to Wikimedia. The Wikipedia:Now Hiring page is in a bit of chaos at the moment; I'm expecting that there will be more bounties payable to Wikimedia, possibly through Wikipedia:Bounty Board. I'm hoping to compress those into one payment in the next week, in order to avoid paying too many fees. I'll send you a note when I get the payment sent, to link to the donation record. Thanks! -- Creidieki 22:31, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Reference desk thanks[edit]

Just thought I'd leave you a personal note of thanks for your quick reply to my question regarding syntax, on Wikipedia:Reference desk/Mathematics. I really appreciate the help! UkPaolo/talk 20:16, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Rewriting World Wide Web[edit]

I just created a major rewrite proposal for the World Wide Web article which is currently a shameful mess. As you recently contributed to the debate (oh actually you noticed it was a mess in 2004 already ;-), I'd like to invite you to join our efforts. This article needs some love: come and submit your ideas! -- JFG 05:06, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Dinosaurs[edit]

Hi Fredrik,

There's currently less than 100 dinosaurs left on the Missing dinosaur page. We've come a long way! I was thinking that since there's just under 100 dinosaurs left, and since there are 25 of us signed on for the project, if we each wrote about four articles, we'd be done! Well, not "done", obviously, as many of the articles are in need of expansion. But then we could focus on expansion and other things.

You could take, say, Nedcolbertia, Neimongosaurus, Nemegtomaia, and Neuquensaurus.

It's just an idea, of course, and you're of course not obligated and can do whatever you like; I just figured I'd mention the idea, and see if you were interested. No harm, right?

Take care, --Firsfron 06:35, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

GMP special fuctions[edit]

Are you still interested in a GMP library of special functions & other things? About half a year ago, I sent you some really bad code; I've since cleaned it up and converted to modern algorithms. I've implemented a hacked root-finding algo in GMP; I've talked to someone who is doing some special functions in GMP ... I wondered if this might be near critical mass. linas 04:48, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

On my talk page, you mention MPFR... Yes, they are doing something similar. However, they seem rather obsessed with rounding errors in the last binary digit, and, if you read some of their code, it shows: There's a *lot* of extra complexity resulting from this. I'm too lazy to try to figure out such things, and assumed they'll reject any algorithm that doesn't take similar precautions. But I suppose this may be a bad assumption. Are you on their mailing list? Could you ask? Another thing which might not fit into their plan of things is a root finding algo (mine's based on Brent's method). linas 15:56, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

Image:UK Roundabout 8 Cars.gif[edit]

Hey, I noticed that Image:UK Roundabout 8 Cars.gif, a featured picture, has artwork copied from Grand Theft Auto 1, and from the edit history it seems you inserted it in 2 years ago. I don't think we're going to be sued over this, but featured pictures are supposed to be free and it would be better to have our own artwork. Also, the cars don't look very good. If you don't mind I was thinking of nominating the picture for delisting on FPC. It's quite possible someone with drawing skills will step in there and draw some new cars anyway. Redquark 04:17, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

They aren't from GTA? The resemblance in drawing style is really strong. I was convinced they were taken from the game at first glance, and someone else commented about it on the image talk page. But yeah, now that I check carefully, I can't find those particular car models in GTA. Ok, never mind then. Redquark 18:23, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Image:Doom clone vs first person shooter.png[edit]

Hello, can you move this picture to Commons ? it exists commons:Doom. Like this every wiki can use it easily. Thanks a lot.

Another thing, you use "doom clone", "doom clones", but why dont you use "doom-like" and "doom like" ? Do you think you can update or create a new diagram with it ? Thanks a lot.

--fr:utilisateur:bayo 12:26, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Done. The reason for using only "Doom clone(s)" is that it's the particular term that was common; see the article Doom clone. Fredrik Johansson 12:34, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
Thanks --fr:utilisateur:bayo 13:58, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Q3 2006[edit]

Wikistress Vector?[edit]

From the Wikistress image summaries it mentions that you created the 2D vector versions of the image, have you given any thought to uploading them as SVGs? — Mobius 08:27, 15 July 2006 (UTC)



I've recently added Libya to the list of featured article candidates. Overall the candidature is going well with many of the objections now sorted out. The final concrete objection is with the article's prose. I have been the main contributor to the article and have been looking at it for the previous 9 - 10 months. My eyes no longer see it freshly, so I am not a suitable copy-editor!

To meet the final demand of copy editing, I have been advised to ask different people to edit parts of the article.

I would really love to get this article featured as you can probably see from the page's history! I've worked very hard on it and I see this as possibly being the final hurdle.

You can see the prose objections, mostly raised by Sandy, on the candidature page. If you have the time, please choose a section (Politics, Religion, Culture etc.) and copyedit, perfect, ace it! I would be very grateful with any help I can get.

Thanks a lot,

--Jaw101ie 16:49, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Image:Python batteries included.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

An image or media file that you uploaded, Image:Python batteries included.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. Please look there to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. howcheng {chat} 18:52, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Hilary Putnam[edit]

I have deleted all the images, excpet Putnam!! Period. If you, or somone else, can think of an alternative path, please do so. In the meantime, your objection HAS been adressed. Thanks.--Francesco Franco aka Lacatosias 09:45, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

I've replied on the nomination page. Thanks for the cooperation! Fredrik Johansson 10:23, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Taylor & Francis[edit]

We were not aware that this was against Wikipedia's policies as we saw other academic journals posting their products on this site. Can you please tell us how to post our links in an acceptable manner? We are not doing this for commercial reasons, but to make academics aware of relevant journals in which they can publish their research. Thank you.

Replied on User talk: - Fredrik Johansson 11:13, 15 August 2006 (UTC)


You're right of course, I meant equal probability :).

The pl: article about π lacked "limit disclaimer", but on en: it was allright: i translated it to Polish too.


A.J. 17:30, 31 August 2006 (UTC)