User talk:General Wesc

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Welcomes[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia! There is a wikipedia listserv where more discussion takes place, if you'd be interested in that. --KQ

G'day, General! In addition to the mailing list, there are two places within Wikipedia you might be interested in. If you have a specific question that you think others might be asking, simply add it to the bottom of the Wikipedia FAQ, and someone will answer it. There's also Wikipedia chat, for less structured general conversation. Welcome, and have fun! --Stephen Gilbert

Remember: Wikipedia is not Everything 2. Also, when linking to a whole web site, it's best to link to a Wikipedia page about the web site that in turn links externally to the site itself. This helps to put the web site into a more neutral context. --yerricde

Welcome! If you want to revert an article, click on "History" at the top of the page, select the version you want to revert to, edit it, and save. -- Zoe

Great, thanks. (Of course, I've already relinked that entire darn thing, but in the future I'll know better) -- LKBM

Markup Question[edit]

I have a question regarding your change of <i>...</i> to ''...'' in my article on the First Age. I know that the italics and bold tags have been deprecated, but they're endorsed by How to edit a page. I wanted to achieve specifically italics, because they're the convention for foreign-language phrases, rather than emphasis.
You know what? I'm taking this to the talk:How to edit a page.

I really don't know what's best; I just blindly convert HTML to Wiktax, ignoring sementic diffences. There's been discussion of outlawing HTML on Wikipedia completely, but if we do that, I'd hope for a separate Wikicode for italics and emphasis. Taking it to How to edit a page is probably a good idea. I've been here over a year, but I'm still a newbie. -- General Wesc 18:20 30 May 2003 (UTC)

Sparkling Gem[edit]

A sparkling gem? Golly! Likewise, I'm sure! :) Uyanga 13:15, 10 Aug 2003 (UTC)

Henry Jackson[edit]

Hi. I undid your Henry Jackson redirect because it's Wiki policy to use the most common version of a person's name. Unless Henry M. Jackson was almost always called Henry Martin Jackson, it's not accepted to put the article at the latter version. RickK 21:43, 31 Aug 2003 (UTC)

I did absolutely nothing with the article. All I did was avoid the double redirect of Henry Jackson->Henry M. Jackson->Henry Milton Jackson. But thanks, it is better this way. General Wesc 21:52, 31 Aug 2003 (UTC)

List of Middle-earth articles[edit]

Your list of Middle-earth articles is good. -Itai 15:32, 22 Jan 2004 (UTC)


WikiProject Philosophy[edit]

Hi there General! I noticed that you have made a lot of terrific contributions to articles about philosophy, especially philosophical skepticism. I'm trying to organize those of us who are philosophically inclined over on WikiProject Philosophy, in the hopes of sprucing up the philosophy pages around here, and I'd like to invite you to join us. If you're interested, drop on in -- there's no obligation, I'm just trying to form a nexus and central meeting point for philosophically-minded 'pedians. Thanks, and good luck! Adam Conover 20:56, Apr 8, 2004 (UTC)

Privacy policy[edit]

Good evening. You recently weighed in with an opinion on the discussion at Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/User:Tim Starling/Password matches. On the basis of that discussion, I have proposed some changes to our privacy policy at Meta:Draft privacy policy. I would appreciate your thoughts if you have time. Rossami 22:19, 13 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 2000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

Option 1
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

OR

Option 2
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions to any [[U.S. state]], county, or city article as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" with "{{MultiLicensePD}}". If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know what you think at my talk page. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. -- Ram-Man (comment| talk)

Middle-earth[edit]

Greetings from the real Middle-earth! You've not done much on that subject for a few months but your article list (which features on a "Shire (Middle-earth)" redirect page in "what links here") is impressive and I see you contributed lots in previous years. It's likely some of your work may be getting added to the LOTR Wikicity. Appropriately acknowledged, of course. You may like to help with the process! Robin Patterson 04:52, 30 July 2005 (UTC)

Castle of the Winds[edit]

Hi, I’m Seahen and you’re not. Neener neener!

On Talk:Castle of the Winds, you say you have the game’s source code. Can you read it? If so, can you tell us about the specifics of battle calculations and what goes into them?

Much sadly, my hard disk went kaput! and the source code was gone, just like that. Dreadfully sorry. -- General Wesc 02:24, 5 December 2005 (UTC)

Page for deletion[edit]

Revolution within the form is up for deletion. Can I ask for a vote to "Transwiki". Thanks.WHEELER 23:57, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

List of Middle-earth articles[edit]

Hi there. I have just come across your list of Middle-earth articles at User:General Wesc/List of Middle-earth articles. I hope you don't mind that I have taken the liberty of adding it to Category:WikiProject Middle-earth, and to the list (similar, but of a slightly different sort) that I have been building over at User:Carcharoth/Tolkien_categories. I have also been tidying up the Tolkien category system (top level: Category:Tolkien), and wondering what to do with List_of_Middle-earth_articles and List_of_Middle-earth_articles_by_category. Hopefully all this will be updated/merged at some point, and a more up-to-date list will emerge. I was also wondering if you know of any other such lists of articles? It was only by chance that I stumbled across your list! Carcharoth 20:53, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

When I first created my list, we didn't have the category or anything. I stpped worrying about it when I discovered that the more-complete List of Middle-earth articles appeared. I know of none beyond what you've listed. I actually didn't know about many of those. -- General Wesc 21:29, 16 May 2006 (UTC)
OK. Thanks. I do like some of the headings you used, so I might borrow those for some new categories! I particularly liked the lists of redirects and disambiguation pages - is there an easy way to find the redirects, apart from clicking "What links here"? Carcharoth 07:29, 17 May 2006 (UTC)
Try searching for site:en.wikipedia.org Middle-earth OR Tolkein "redirected from" on Google. I'm not sure how much use it will be for the harder-to-find redirects, though. -- General Wesc 15:07, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

Fish disease don't know other names[edit]

I'm at a disadvantage as my broadband is down due to huge storm and won't be back until Saturday at earliest. I tried looking in fish forums etc. but dialup is too slow. PalmCraft 20:13, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Age category[edit]

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Those both strike me as pretty bad options seeing as I was born in 1982 and I'm in my twenties. ;-) Thanks, though, I'll update momentarily.

Dominion War[edit]

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AfD nomination of Dominion War[edit]

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Removal of category from your userpage[edit]

Hi. In enacting consensus from User categories for discussion, I have removed the category Category:Wikipedians interested in books from your userpage. It was determined in that deletion debate that this category should be depopulated of individuals, but kept as a parent category. If you wish to display a category reflecting your interest in books, please consider one of the specific sub-categories under its umbrella. Thanks, and please excuse the necessary editing of your user page! ----Moonriddengirl (talk) 17:28, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Your user page[edit]

I found your old user page while checking out some old edits. I have history merged it, so that all edits are in one place. Hope you don't mind. Graham87 12:14, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

And I've also updated an some old links in your welcome messages. Graham87 12:19, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference[edit]

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Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, General Wesc. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

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