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Silver mining

It's broken out from the silver article; I'd ask the people who worked over there. Cheers --Neutralitytalk 21:28, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Biology Letters

Hi GeeJo,

I was wondering if you could help me with the page Biology Letters? I'm trying to create more links to it (there are plenty out there already), but for some reason, the links need to be written as 'Biology letters' - with a small 'l'. I guess this is because it's in the title of the page with a small l, and it shouldn't be!

Is there a way of changing the page to capitilized 'L'? Otherwise the text looks very odd in the articles linking to this.

Help much appreciated!!

Thanks.

mold/mildew

Me and a friend are having a discussion about the differences between mold and mildew, and we're wondering, what is the main difference is between the two and where are mold and mildew most likely to thrive?

Since you're an IP address, I'll respond here as well as on your talk page. In common parlance, mold and mildew are synonyms, referring to a type of fungus that has a habit of growing on organic matter. Horticulturally, mold are fungi, while mildew, or water mould, are protists which happen to resemble fungi. Might I ask why you thought to ask me rather than leave a question at the Reference desk though? GeeJo (t)(c) • 07:45, 4 October 2006 (UTC)


DYK

Updated DYK query On 6 October, 2006, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Hajile, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

Lagonda flamethrower

Updated DYK query On 8 October, 2006, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Lagonda flamethrower, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

DYK 2

Updated DYK query Did you know? was updated. On 10 October, 2006, a fact from the article T-43 tank, which you recently nominated, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

Holman Projector DYK

Updated DYK query On 11 October, 2006, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Holman Projector, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--Peta 23:04, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Holman Projector

I've left a few comments on the article talk page regarding the claimed number of shootdowns. Thanks. Megapixie 01:15, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for DYK help

Thank you for your help on the Single-grain experiment article. It was a DYK on October 12. I really appreciated it. Chris 00:50, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Your RfA

You may want to read the blocking policy and rethink your answer to question 5. This is an open book quiz and the answer is in the lead to the policy page. —Malber (talk ·  contribs) 16:42, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Actually, I'm trying to see if you've actually read the blocking policy page. There is a right, and a wrong answer to this question. —Malber (talk ·  contribs) 17:01, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Alex Machacek

This deserves more than just a "start" rating, don't you think? It has a lot of references now that I've been working on adding. Of course, you may have just copied the notice from another article... Grandmasterka 08:10, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Have a medal

DYK medal.png The DYK Medal
I, Michaelas10, hereby award you this DYK medal for your large quantity of DYK section nominations and creations. Michaelas10 (T|C) 13:22, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks 4 de blue box template! Though I still can't get the logo in!

Hi GeeJo!

Thanks for adding that banner thing to the Stained glass site. It's got a way to go yet. I own a vintage copy oof Foote's Grand Panjandrum and was interested to see your page..

--Amandajm 22:08, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

DYK

Updated DYK query Did you know? was updated. On 31 October, 2006, a fact from the article Opening of the Fifth Seal, which you recently nominated, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.
Updated DYK query Did you know? was updated. On 31 October, 2006, a fact from the article Providence, Ohio, which you recently nominated, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--Allen3 talk 00:14, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca

Hi. I noticed a high rate of edits coming from the IP user 141.84.69.20. Seemed almost Bot-like. One of the edits it made was to replace the {{notenglish}} tag you placed on the above article to a {{db-nonsense}} tag. This seems wrong to me, so I thought I would let you know. The edits stopped as soon as I left a message on the (talk page). Odd. I reverted the article. --KeithB 21:27, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Looks like I was too late: the article has been deleted. --KeithB 21:29, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
Just an update, it's back. I left a message with the deleting admin (aeropagitica), and he restored it. --KeithB 21:51, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Tomheslop1 block

NB to administrators: this IP address (137.205.8.2) is registered to Warwick University. I've no affiliation with the blocked user beyond this. GeeJo (t)(c) • 10:43, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg

Your request to be unblocked has been granted for the following reasons:

Autoblock of 137.205.8.2 lifted. Sorry for the trouble!

Request handled by: Luna Santin 10:43, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

DYK

Updated DYK query Did you know? was updated. On 1 November, 2006, a fact from the article Early Swedish literature, which you recently nominated, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--Allen3 talk 22:05, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Congratulations

You're now an admin. Have fun with the new tools and in helping clear all the backlogs. Be conservative with them at first, especially blocking, and re-read the policies before taking action. Feel free to ask for advice if you ever need it, and again, congrats. - Taxman Talk 14:19, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Blimey - I was coming to congratulate you on updating DYK for the first time, but to do so only a couple of hours after getting the admin bit is exemplary service!
A couple of comments, if I may: it is customary to use the older nominations first - did you overlook the two from 28 October? They are about to run out of time. And I would have been tempted to use the colourful and rather delicious-looking Image:HP-pears.jpg rather than the black-and-white hospital image.
But anyway, well done! -- ALoan (Talk) 17:11, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
Oh, the updating admin had some latitude to edit the nominations, or pick another image. I guess the instructions are sufficiently clear, then? -- ALoan (Talk) 18:00, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
From being a victim of an autoblock on one day to becoming admin on the next. Quite a whirlwind of a ride, eh? Hehe...congrats GeeJo, and if you have any admin-related questions, feel free to contact me. Nishkid64 22:35, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
Welcome to the few, the proud, the Main Page cabal. If you feel like it, another pair of eyes watching WP:ERRORS would be much appreciated. Congrats, BanyanTree 00:04, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Anne Juliana Gonzaga

The article is mighty fine, but it's really strange that the article body has nothing about her life after the death of her husband... So she did nothing interesting during these 30-or-so years? There is also no explanation whatsoever to her name change. Circeus 03:15, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Ah,sorry then. I thought you had exanded a stub. Circeus 16:23, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

DYK standards

I'm surprised by your decision to promote Michał Dymitr Krajewski. As was demonstrated in the lengthy discussion on T:TDYK and the article about science fiction, there was no science fiction in the 18th century. Neither Gulliver's Travels not Micromégas nor Mikołaja Doświadczyńskiego przypadki qualify as such (although the latter article claimed until yesterday that this 1776 book "is sometimes considered one of the first examples of science fiction in the world"[1]). As the first holder of the DYK medal and the DYK regular for over a year, I may testify that the reliability of nominations has hit the all-time low. --Ghirla -трёп- 09:21, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your prompt action. I think it is always safer not to promote a questionable nomination, leaving it for other updating admins to decide, rather than to undermine the credibility of Wikipedia by placing dubious assertions on Main Page. Regards, Ghirla -трёп- 12:32, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification :) A couple more comments: it is usual to add a link to the featured image on the DYK archive page; and there is a bit of a gap on the Main Page at the moment: you could probably fit one more in. -- ALoan (Talk) 15:36, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

That is odd - I see a 3-4 line space. Oh well, never mind. You seem to have found yourself a new job :) -- ALoan (Talk) 15:42, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

While I don't mind the hook being rephrased, I'd like to point out that we have an acedemic citation supporting the claim that this book was the 'first Polish sci-fi novel'. This was pointed out in the discussion, and the ref is in the article. Ghirla has no proof the the contrary, thus his claim that the fact is doubious is nothing but his personal opinion versus academic citation. I'd therefore like to urge caution in dealing with such 'notifications of questionable nominations'.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  17:54, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Someone copied your user page

User:Executionist copied your entire user page to his. Just to let you know. Kavadi carrier 11:19, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for the DYKs

  • Thank you for the DYK on Samuel A. Goldblith from earlier today. I really appreciate it. Chris 18:07, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
  • Thank you for the DYK on Thermal death time from yesterday. I really appreciate it. Chris 14:33, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Ireland issues

you edit a current event in Ireland that has momentum that you have little awareness of, the article doesn't contravene any copyright, Why?

you edit a current event in Ireland that has momentum that you have little awareness of, the article doesn't contravene any copyright, Why?

well Geejo, Morning News on RTE 1 radio (your equivalent of BBC 1) and half page article with colour photo on Irish Independent paper (you equivalent ohh Mail, telegraph, Guardian rolled into one, the biggest selling broadsheet and tabloid on this Island, what exactly do you need in the article?

{{dyktalk}} templates

Thanks for the assist on adding the article talk page templates for the most recent DYK update. --Allen3 talk 00:38, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Notre-Dame de Boulogne

Hi and thanks for the comments. I've been trying to track down the dates you suggest, but it's tricky to be 100% sure. The basilica's own literature says merely "At the time of the French Revolution worship in Notre-Dame was forbidden...", though the later statement of "commemorative plates of various Bishops in Boulogne between 1570 and 1790" suggests 1790. 1790 was certainly when the commune was declared in Boulogne, as well as the Civil Constitution of the Clergy. So it would look like 1790, but then in another source I find Jean-Rene Asseline the "last bishop of Boulogne" between 1790 and his death in 1802, clearly elected by the government... I'll amend as best I can. Smb1001 13:24, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Aha, a good new reference that clarifies things greatly. I've expanded the relevant section. Smb1001 13:56, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Health effects of September 11, 2001 attacks

Thanks for your help in cleaning up the external references. Dogru144 18:01, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Automatic highlighting of words if a page already exists with that name

Thanks a lot GeeJo for your prompt answer.

Actually i have used the base software of wikipedia and have set up my own wiki. I am setting up a wiki wherein all words with pages already present need to be highlighted.

Now i understand that this feature is not present in wikipedia.

Please tell me if you know any other alternative which serves my purpose

DYK Noms

Updated DYK query Did you know? was updated. On 8 November, 2006, a fact from the article Victorian Railways H class, which you recently nominated, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--Allen3 talk 12:07, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Updated DYK query Did you know? was updated. On 8 November, 2006, a fact from the article Walter Abraham (town planner), which you recently nominated, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--Allen3 talk 12:07, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

September 11 template

Thank you for your helpful edits to the Health effects of September 11, 2001 attacks article. How would one add Health effects to the effects section of the September 11, 2001 template box? Dogru144 15:45, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks again for your additional help. Dogru144 15:58, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Vitamin O studies

Hi Geejo,

Wikipedia seems to have a double-standard. I gave citation to the actual double-blind study and article about the study on Vitamin O while you [Wikepedia] allow real quacks to slander a product based on nothing but thin air, eg.:

Studies run on vitamin O showed it to be composed largely of salt water as well as a small quantity of germanium, which would provide no benefits not attributable to the placebo effect.

What studies? Vitamin O, a registered trademark of R-Garden, doesn't have any germanium in it. See ingredients: http://www.rgarden.com/products/vitamino.html

The link in Wikipedia's accepted Vitamin O entry for Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act is wrong. The whole intent of the act is for people to have more choice in what supplements they want to take as they have proven to be beneficial for people's health. See DSHEA: http://www.fda.gov/opacom/laws/dshea.html

This expensive and as you can see professional study done by a reputable researcher, Dr. John Heinerman, is obviously historic. The FTC ruling was attacking the advertising of this product and does not show that this product is ineffective while this so-called authoritive entry on Vitamin O in Wikipedia is just trying to slander a product based on no facts at all.

Vitamin O has continued to be sold with rave reviews from many customers over many years. R-Garden, who owns the trademark to Vitamin O, is after all a small company with a proud reputation for quality products for over 15 years - it's not a fly by night operation.

You are allowing only one side to the story based on false, misleading and outdated news.

DYK

Updated DYK query Did you know? was updated. On November 13, 2006, a fact from the article White Canadian, which you recently nominated, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

Hi GeeJo. Thanks for all your work on DYK as a contributor, and now as an updater. It's apleasure to have supported your RfA. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 04:58, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Kind Regards,

Andrew

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Three-ball

Man, that was weird. What are the odds of two 'pedians simultaneously trying to move "Three ball" to "Three-ball"? Very coincidental! — SMcCandlish [talk] [contrib] 22:58, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Camping Cosmos

hello!

why is it impossible to link from "Camping Cosmos" at the wiki of the director of the movie "Jan Bucquoy"? The same for the actors: "Noël Godin", "Lolo Ferrari", "Jan Decleir". If I put for search "Camping Cosmos" with capital letter for Cosmos, it is accepted and I find the the article about "Camping Cosmos" but this does not go, when I want to find the article, from the articles of the actors and the director!

Could you make a redirect or something that works so that there is a link from the articles of the actors to "Camping Cosmos" .

Another way could be simply changing from "Camping Cosmos" to "Camping cosmos" but I prefer Cosmos with capital letter.

Or could I change the title of my article and put the capital C for Cosmos? How should I do this?

Thanks,

Karel.Karel leermans 23:09, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Thomas Friedman photo

Well done on finding good quality free photo of Thomas Friedman. Edward 09:06, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Template:Did you know

When updating the section, please italicize the parentheses surrounding the "pictured" caption. Id est:

''(pictured)'' → (pictured)

instead of

(''pictured'') → (pictured)

Thank you! —David Levy 16:40, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

vanished DYK

Here you removed my DYK about the Soviet invasion of Poland (1939) (bottom) but I don't see it reappering on DYK template, nor was I notified it was used (or rejected without a comment for some very unusual reasons?). I am restoring the nom, and I'd appreciate your reply.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  18:05, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Oh, I see - my fault for not checking the template in more detail. Thanks! PS. There are quite a few PD pics in that article to chose from for DYK, too.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  18:41, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Meegan method of asparagus growing

Hey.

Er, just curious, WHY the asparagus thingie in the Ben Gautrey article?

regards A.

answering here as well since this question came from an IP:
Asparagus? I'm not sure what you're talking about. My edit to that page was just minor cleanup, adding categories, a stub tag, etc. I never mentioned anything about asparagus. GeeJo (t)(c) • 16:16, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

Oh, sorry, must have confused something then. Still, I wonder where that came from.

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Hygrocybe psittacina

Good point about the pigment. Had a quick google search and nothing jumps out at me. I wasn't sure whether anyone had found out but will see what I can find out. cheers. Cas Liber 12:46, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use

Unfree images (such as crown copyright) which are "replaceable" are not usable under our Fair Use guidelines. See WP:FU critera #1 and counter example #8 ("An image of a living person that merely shows what they look like ... would almost certainly not be acceptable as fair use"). This is irrelevant of whether a replacement currently exists or not. The reasoning behind this is that by using high quality unfree images, we discourage users from trying to source free ones. Thanks, ed g2stalk 15:56, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

I wasn't referring to FUC#8, but the counter example for living people. Whether or not an image is being used decorative is usually down to context, so it should just be removed from the page, and if that was the only place it was being used, tagged as an orphan ({{subst:orfud}}). ed g2stalk 16:33, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

Editing Tittell Brune

I appreciate your interest in my article. After spending an entire day researching this very neglected lady, and hoping to bring in my Oz friends who I think also feel somewhat left out in the theatre department since we Yanks and Brits (I'm both) seem to dominate the entries, I hope you will not come in and decimate it. I have experienced Wikipedia users who seem to think that anything different from pure Encyclopedic defininitions, will strip articles down to factual statements, and load up with arcane Wikomanic formulae, usually abbreviated for fellow arcanites. I think the PTB (powers that be with oversight) are trying to make the site superior in its treatment of the arts. And I think they want articles to do with theatre and theatre bios to have some flesh on them, so they are at least "readable". At the moment, they are mostly a recitation of awards and credits and no context (boring). Which is another way of my saying, please don't touch it further, although I appreciate your turning a lower case to an upper case in the title. If you have strong feelings about this, please first discuss on my page or your page, and thanks for the consideration. Have a nice day. JohnClarknew 17:28, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

View the Animation

You have added a View the Animation link to the POTD. Please comment about it here. Cheers, NoSeptember 13:03, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

DYK

Someone's been busy...

Updated DYK query Did you know? was updated. On 20 November, 2006, a fact from the article Prasinohaema virens, which you recently nominated, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--LordAmeth 23:13, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Did you know?

Updated DYK query Did you know? was updated. On 20 November, 2006, a fact from the article Onkochishinsho, which you recently nominated, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--LordAmeth 23:13, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

+1 DYK

Updated DYK query Did you know? was updated. On 20 November, 2006, a fact from the article Anne Frank Tree, which you recently nominated, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--LordAmeth 23:13, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

More noms

Updated DYK query Did you know? was updated. On November 21, 2006, a fact from the article Riggatron, which you recently nominated, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.
Updated DYK query Did you know? was updated. On November 21, 2006, a fact from the article South Australian Register, which you recently nominated, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

Very glad to have supported your RfA. You're a great addition to the DYK team.Blnguyen (bananabucket) 23:50, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

The DYK medal is awarded to GeeJo for his work in updating, searching and nominating and also writing DYK articles most importantly.Blnguyen (bananabucket) 23:50, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for the DYK!

Thank you for the DYK on Howard W. Mattson from earlier today. I really appreciated it. Chris 14:13, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

since you were the first to tag my first page for deletion, maybe you could give some constructive criticism, rather than suggesting it be destroyed.

thank you! that was very helpful.
i'll be more careful about asking
for my pages to be deleted in future.
the copyright page explicitly states
that excerpts can be used for editorial
purposes, but there is no tag for that.

Barnstar

To GeeJo for exceptional work at researching new articles for DYK. Well done -- Samir धर्म 09:27, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
  • Well deserved. We've all noticed your hard work at DYK -- Samir धर्म 09:27, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

States that begin with the letter "O"

Hello, just wondering for what reason you changed Ohio to Oklahoma in the Lima Rescue Mission page?

Aaron01 15:24, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation! :) Aaron01 15:34, 22 November 2006 (UTC)