User talk:Gary Joseph

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???[edit]

Sorry, I don't understand your comment on my talk page. I'm guessing it is about List of largest suspension bridges but you mention a category. I'm baffled. -- Samuel Wantman 04:28, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Template talk:Infobox Commercial Ship[edit]

As you may know, there are a variety of infobox templates used for ocean liners; at least one of which is ill-suited to passenger vessels. As a consequence of a discussion with User:Ebyabe at User_talk:Ebyabe#RMS_Queen_Mary, Ebyabe has generously agreed to create a template for passenger vessels. It appears at Template:Infobox Commercial Ship. Its creator needs assistance with the fields for the template. Given your interest in this area, would you be willing to particpate in the project? If so, go to Template talk:Infobox Commercial Ship and weigh in. It may be that different templates are needed for passenger ships (gt), freighters (dwt, net), containerships (TEU) and that one size will not fit all. Would you be interested in participating in this project? We need more input. Thank you. Kablammo 01:40, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Ireland article, the flags[edit]

That's exactly what I mean, and you seem to be agreeing that the flag section should go, so I don't understand why you voted disagree. --Red King 21:01, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Help with image[edit]

Thanks for your note-- I don't know what is going on with the image and I haven't yet ventured into that area of editing. You might want to ask one of the contributors of images-- One was recently made an administrator; perhaps he could help you. Here's his talk page: User_talk:Rklawton. I haven't worked with him but he appears to have a lot of knowledge in this area. Good luck. Kablammo 13:26, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

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Burj Dubai[edit]

Regarding the Burj Dubai if you see something that need fixing than Be bold and do it. If the article is being actively edited (check the history for recent edits) then unless there's an absolutely glaring error, it's usually good manners to discuss changes on the talk page. If you don't get a response in a few days, go ahead and make your changes. --Joopercoopers 08:18, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Citation help[edit]

Can you add a citation for this edit. --TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 06:07, 2 August 2007 (UTC)


Naval Architect[edit]

Interestingly, I wanted to become an Architect but my father (ex Navy) talked me into Naval Architecture. Small world! I used to work for Kvaerner ... now Aker and am quite familiar with Cruise Ships & Ferries. If I can help out with any of your research, just let me know. Jmvolc (talk) 01:46, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Image:Freedom-Class_Comparison.jpg[edit]

Could you possibly upload the vector version of this. I'd like to try changing the 747-statue-train to be a shade of red so that they all clearly contrast against the ship. In the small thumbnail shown on the article, it's not possible to clearly discern the ship super-structure from the statue. —Sladen (talk) 21:48, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Have you had any luck with finding the vector of the image? —Sladen (talk) 21:01, 17 June 2008 (UTC)
Hey,
I was able to edit the image and upload it, overwriting the existing file. I had originally save the unedited file as a .svg, but since I do not have software to be able to view it, I was not confident that it looked okay. Nonetheless, please accept my apologies for taking so long to get this done.
Leave me a message if the upload does not work.Gary Joseph (talk) 07:52, 28 June 2008 (UTC)
Brilliant; the new picture really stands out in red. I haven't been able to find the SVG/CorelDraw "source-code", I tried guessing Image:Freedom-Class_Comparison.svg. If the original was done in CorelDraw, then it'd probably be best to upload the original in that format as well as the bitmap (and put links on each of the uploads that they relate to the other). If you have a copy of Firefox handy, that will load/view SVG files. My main hope is that we can have the vector copy somewhere in the system. Alternatively, if you're working out what to do, if you send me what you've got and I'll try to figure out what to do with it. Once again, thank you sticking at this after so long! You have my appreciations. —Sladen (talk) 10:27, 28 June 2008 (UTC)


Titanic[edit]

Be bold, Gary. If you think your edit would be an improvement I would advise you to go ahead and edit the article and see if anyone objects. Eroica 11:23, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Liberty of the Seas[edit]

I only changed it because of a previous change to one of the other Freedom Class ships. I will revert it now along with the other.Michael Merali 01:42, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

  • I'll take a look and see if we can get a hold of a picture. Until then I guess we'll have to leave it as is. Michael Merali 02:12, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Freedom of the Seas[edit]

The Queen Mary 2, to my knowledge, also doubles as a cruise-liner (from Ft. Lauderdale during the winter-time); hence the reason why I inserted the statistic. As for the comparison image, couldn't it be easier simply to contact the company/person in question and ask for permissions? I tried that on the Liberty of the Seas article, and it turns out that it worked. The comparison image would be a great addition to the article.Michael Merali 15:57, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Have you tried saving the comparison image to a different format then uploading?Michael Merali 15:57, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Its very good. The only suggestion I can give for it is have the Statue of Liberty over on its side. Generally, when size comparison is done with a building versus ship, the building will be placed on its side. Just a thought, but it's fine as is. Michael Merali 18:41, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

I noticed you were trying to show the Statue of Liberty for height; however, you also do have a point on the overall amount of things that would be on the picture would be way too many if we were to add buildings on their sides as well. The best thing, I think at the moment, is to just leave it as is. Michael Merali 22:47, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

File:Nabucco Gas Pipeline-en.svg[edit]

Hi, I was reading the article on the pipeline and looked at the map ici that you created. I noticed a few things to correct but could not because of technical issues. My software, CorelDraw, gives me errors for object IDs. If you can make the changes, I can tell you what they are. You can leave me a message here Merci. Gary

Hi Gary,
This file seems created by Ahruman, but as I've made the original (in French), I think I can modify it. Please tell me how I can improve it.
Sémhur 11:11, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
Hello again. Thanks for getting back so fast. There are some corrections to be made on the map. It is missing Montenegro. The "Mediterranean sea" should be "Mediterranean Sea". The Caspian Sea is spelled incorrectly (as Caspain Sea). These were the only things I saw that were technically incorrect.
I also have some graphic suggestions that are really unnecessary, but might help. You can use your discretion. I would suggest making the country names smaller. On my map I made them 12 points so they all fit inside the countries. I made "Czech Republic" into paragraph text so it can fit too. I used Tahoma for the body of water labels since serif fonts don't always read well. I also changed the city tags to orange so they contrast slightly from the background. I can email you a JPEG of the file that I had completed if you need a representation. Thanks again. 207.229.164.68 (d) 14 juillet 2009 à 13:35 (CEST)
 Done. I prefer to keep "big" texts size, with that the map can be read even in a Wikipedia article. The fonts are now DejaVu Sans Condensed and DejaVu Serif Condensed. Before, we (the French Graphic Lab) used Arial and Times New Roman, but these fonts are not free, and when the Wikimedia Fondation changed its servers to run under Unix, their rendering were bad (as my English this evening). After several weeks of research, we have found that the DejaVu Condensed have the best rendering, even after the SVG to PNG transformation. I also change the colors to the standard (grey for the "other countries", and the blue of the sea is a little more saturated). Sémhur 18:52, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

RE: Australia[edit]

Hey there. Yes, I concur with your stance -- thanks for your praise. I suppose the advantage of the recently-changed lead is that the 'island' claim is absent from it, while other major sources (Britannica, National Geographic) are cited in support of the 'continent' claim (which, in and of itself, says something about the commonality of the notion); as well, shunting the claim down to a later section may mollify those who may insist on retaining the claim in the article (as it is referenced), while somewhat deprecating it and not giving the claim its former prominence. Since those edits were made, which seem to have made the content more balanced, they have not been changed, so perhaps that's a good sign? I also have little interest in fighting or being the torch-bearer on this point, as I have more important things to do with my time, but I would be prepared to nominate the article for a featured article review if those 'ownership' issues continue to compromise article neutrality. Thoughts? In any event, thanks for your efforts. Bosonic dressing (talk) 06:35, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

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