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Hi! This is Icarus!, being non-Wiki (I'm not logged in...), saying thanx for the work on the Discordianism page! Keep it up! 17:25, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your help on fr.[edit]

We finally decided to blank these pages, when we find it. Lisaël 05:10, 12 November 2005 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

Thank you for the advice on the tables. They look nice and summarise information, but wasn't sure whether a fictional item should be treated like a real one. smurrayinchester(User), (Talk) 10:54, 30 November 2005 (UTC)

"I hope to shout!"[edit]

I had to look that one up =) Aussie slang is a little different... jnothman talk 10:42, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

Well, don't you worry, we have some good stories about Americans: My father in New York in December told an acquaintance that it was summer in Sydney, to the response "Oh, so which month is it there, now?" =) And no, I don't have an accent. :P jnothman talk 00:25, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

Re: CSS[edit]

Well, admittedly I didn't test what I suggested you do here, but now that I do, it does work fine for me. I don't see any problems in your monobook.css, but I can't edit it (it's protected for only you and admins, to my knowledge: which means I may be able to edit it on Sunday night =P). One thing you might need to do is refresh your browser's cache of the page by going to and pressing refresh. Also, note that this CSS only works on talk pages and not, say, on the Help desk. It also only works when : is used to reply and not *. jnothman talk 02:27, 22 December 2005 (UTC)


Since you are listed as a Roman Catholic, I figured I'd send you this. Wikipedia:Catholic Alliance of wikipedia has been nominated for Deletion. Please vote and/or tell other people to vote to keep this organization on wikipedia. --Shanedidona 02:57, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

Pope Innocent III[edit]

Hi, thanks for your work on this article. But I wonder why you reverted "Thereafter Otto lost all influence and died on May 19, 1218, leaving Frederick II the undisputed king." to "...emperor." Frederick II didn't become emperor until November 22, 1220 (see Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor). --Chl 00:10, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

"Port arms"[edit]

Thanks for your very informative answer to this question! --Lph 14:47, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia Project[edit]

Hi, my name is Federico (alias Pain) and I am creating a section for nominating th best user page, I was wondering if you were interested in joining the project.

The project has just started, and we need help to spread the word and ameliorate it.


Best regards, Federico Pistono 14:32, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for cleanup.[edit]

Thanks for the thorough scrubbing of the Censorware page. It is more than I could have hoped for when I tagged it with the copyedit template. JonHarder 15:20, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

Text of Turned (and Reference Desk writ large)[edit]

I respond here to your query apropos of the provenance of my finding Turned in text form, inasmuch as one's replies on the Reference Desk are often lost amongst the many questions there posed and debates there begun. In any case, though I regret to write it, in view of your having searched in vain for so long, I found our quarry simply by Googling "Charlotte Perkins Gilman 'Turned'"; the teacher's guide you found was likely of more use to the poster, though, I imagine. More broadly, I write to commend you for sundry responses you have authored at the Reference Desk; given that the Reference Desk is surely the best place for Wikipedians to interact with others not yet having partaken of the project, it is especially to your credit that your work there toward the edification of others is provided so cordially. I imagine that if one's only contact with Wikipedia is at the Reference Desk, in the form of posting, and then regarding replies to, a question, where he/she has had you for an interlocutor, he/she necessarily leaves Wikipedia with a positive impression of the project and with a greater likelihood of return, to the betterment of the encyclopedia. The fact of your answering so many questions so well would merit thanks enough, but the fashion in which you write must engender extra recognition; so eloquent is your prose as well to delight the heart of a fellow grammarian. Joe 19:53, 6 February 2006 (UTC)


Bonjour. This is in reply to your message on the French Bistro today. Are you aware of the existence of this web page? It says, among other things:

The earliest mention of Dendurent family comes from the early eighteenth century, from the detailed marriage records kept in the parish churches. The present spelling of the name came from the nasaled "a" that sounds so strange to English ears. Thus, the original spelling was undoubtedly Dandurand or Dandurant. The name meant De Andirand--a person from the region of Lot-et-Garonne in southern France. The Canada parish records demonstrate the presence of only one Dandurand, from whom presumably all Canadian and American Dandurants and Dendurents are descended.
- Mu 12:07, 7 March 2006 (UTC)
Well, I'm not too suprised to hear there are problems with the explanations offered. I don't know whether any of the following can be of help: (1) Jean Tosti in his Dictionnaire des noms de famille has this to say: Dandurand: Le nom est surtout porté dans l'Aveyron et le Cantal. On le rencontre en Gascogne sous la forme Danduran. Voir Andurand [1]. Andurand: C'est dans l'Aveyron que le nom est le plus répandu (également 47, 82). Variantes : Anduran, Andurant, Enduran. On peut certes y voir le surnom d'un homme endurant, patient, mais une autre solution est envisageable : le nom Durand, précédé de la particule occitane "en" (marquant en général un degré élevé dans la hiérarchie sociale). Dernière possibilité : un éventuel nom de baptême médiéval. Les noms Danduran, Dandurand désignent pour leur part le fils d'Anduran(d), ou encore celui qu'on appelait "dam Durand" ("dam", du latin "dominus", à rapprocher de l'espagnol "don") [2]. (2) With the spelling Dandurand, the name was a fairly common one in France at the turn of the last century. This map shows where: [3]. (3) One of the main genealogy sites in France has many family trees with the name Dandurand [4] and a few others with the name Dandurant [5] (many of which are in the USA or Canada). Contributors to this site usually have an email address at which they can be contacted if anything exciting turns up. As for myself, I wouldn't call myself a genealogist, but I have in the past done some research in the field. So, bonne chance! - Mu 20:14, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

Merci beaucoup![edit]

Dear Halcatalyst:

You have the honor of being the 19th person to respond to my survey!

Thank you for your participation. Your responses to the survey are much appreciated!

The final essay should be posted on my user page no later than March 27. Stay tuned!!!

Shuo Xiang 01:04, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Reference desk (Orson Welles)[edit]

I readily concede that my note was likely untoward, but I made it with the knowledge that, inasmuch as she left her e-mail address (to which I sent the IMDB link) and seemed not to realize that the answer to her query would be posted at the desk site, the poster likely wouldn't return to see my remark. In any case, I think I probably should have said that, while surely researching at an encyclopedia is an excellent place to start, asking a question at the Reference Desk perhaps isn't; I would hope, for example, that one who does doctoral work apropos of Orson Welles would be familiar with IMBD and associated film websites. Though one's using Wikipedia for research, even in pursuit of a PhD, seems certainly fine, I would suggest that the Reference Desk, a resource not representing a learned consensus of views and an appropriate distillation of sources, as perhaps describes Wikipedia qua encyclopedia proper, is perhaps more akin to asking the Welles question on a film e-mail list or some similarly-constructed discussion group; such research doesn't inspire confidence in the general abilities of the questioner. OTOH, as you seem quite properly to suggest, it seems that the questioner didn't pose her query in hopes of receiving specific information that previously she did not have, but, instead, in hopes of receiving information as to where she might find the sources in which to find that specific information; in this way, she (I continue to use the feminine pronoun here, having assumed, perhaps erroneously, that the questioner's first name was feminine) would be using the Reference Desk in the same way one might use a reference desk or computer database at a library, which usage surely is fine. In sum, I think you properly lead me to rethink, a bit, my (throwaway) comment as to the propriety of the questioner's asking her question at Wikipedia, and I will, I think, edit my response accordingly. Cordially, Joe 02:16, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Shortcut program[edit]

Regarding the computer program we were discussing on the Science reference desk, I'll do that for you soon, but I don't know if I'll be able to do it tonight. Hopefully you can wait. :) Oh, and by the way, when I write it, do you want me to make it start up each time Windows starts up? Just a convenience thing. -- Daverocks (talk) 06:54, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Hehe, I know a tiny, tiny bit of C... I'm not using that. I know a decent amount of batch too, it's great, the code is just there and you just run the code. Anyway, I was planning to make it in AutoIt (website). I know, probably sounds n00bish and stupid, but it's actually a good scripting language that allows the coder to do many, many things, one of which includes binding keys to functions. I think the AutoIt compiler was written in C++. Anyway, it's great. Hopefully I'll have written the program soon; just keep reminding me ;) -- Daverocks (talk) 23:16, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

It's here!!![edit]

Dear Halcatalyst

And it's here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Announcing my CS 492 term-end paper: On Wikipedia — the Technology, the People, the Unfinished Work. File:Wikipedia.pdf

Thank you for all the kind help you have lent me during the paper-writing process!!!

Long live Wikipedia!!!

Shuo Xiang 22:20, 27 March 2006 (UTC)


A watered-down version of the proposed policy against censorship is now open for voting. Will you kindly review the policy and make your opinions known? Thank you very much. Loom91 12:58, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

Keystroke program[edit]

Hey, remember me? I offered to make you a keystroke program earlier (to disable unused shortcuts like Ctrl-B). I just wanted to say I'm really sorry for not having done it, I've had a *lot* of schoolwork recently and stuff... do you still want it? If yes, I'll try to get started on it. -- Daverocks (talk) 07:58, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

And it's done! You can download it here. It's a .exe of course, and although I would personally never run random exes from strangers, it's kind of your only option if you want to run a program which does anything. You can scan it with an anti-virus program but it'll be clean. Some notes on it... it stops Ctrl-anything and Alt-anything from working, except Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V, Ctrl-X and Ctrl-A. When it's running, you'll see an icon looking like an A in a dark blue circle in the taskbar. You can right-click and exit the program from there if you want. Also, a known issue, Ctrl-Shift-letter may work. In some programs where it accepts the capital of a letter, that might happen. I couldn't find a way to disable Ctrl-Shift without disabling Shift (disabling shift would stop you from typing capital letters, which you probably wouldn't want). But most programs I know only recognise the lower-case Ctrl. Anyway, tell me how it performs. You'll need to run the program again every time you restart your computer or log off and log on. If you find running the program manually every startup tedious, I can change that in a later version. Let me know once you've got the program and are using it. -- Daverocks (talk) 03:57, 8 April 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback. If there's any other features you want in it, just ask. -- Daverocks (talk) 15:03, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

RE: help desk[edit]

There's now a reply. Hope this helps in some way.

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I believe the corporate PR job was deleted, and I restarted the article. Please help us improve it! Jehochman (Talk/Contrib) 16:55, 26 January 2007 (UTC)


It was! :-) --DashaKat 16:22, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Userbox deleted[edit]

User:Sceptre has deleted one of your userboxes where you expressed your personal preferences against ultra-nationalistic rhetoric. Other users have suffered the same fate and according to User:Sceptre, having such an userbox constitutes as a personal attack. Not all agree with this argument and if you are one of those people who disagree with User:Sceptre's argument, you are welcome to make your point at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents. You may also read this discussion to see what things had been said on this controversial subject. --Thus Spake Anittas 21:44, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

WP:UP#NOT - polemical userboxes are prohibited in userspace. Thank you. Will (talk) 23:31, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

I have enjoyed your edits[edit]

Keep up the good work, my man! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:11, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank you...![edit]

Thank you for check my article on Peruvian Amazon. I will put more information. May you traslate the article to french or another languages? The original article is Amazonía Peruana in Spanish Wikipedia. I can traslate some of yours articles to Spanish.

Greetings from Iquitos, in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle...!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by EdwinJs (talkcontribs) 01:27, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

innocent iii only a deacon when chosen pope[edit]

Hi Halcatalyst:

Yes, there were lay cardinals until 1899 when the last one died. The requirement that a cardinal be an ordained priest (or bishop) was not made until the 1917 Code of Canon Law. Lay cardinals were those who were not ordained as priests: they were tonsured and often ordained as high as deacon. They were expected to remain celibate, even though the obligation of celibacy only began when ordained a subdeacon. The titles of cardinal deacon, cardinal priest, and cardinal bishop usually corresponded to the actual rank one held in holy orders until the 12th century when Pope Alexander III began to bring bishops and archbishops from all over the catholic world to Rome and give them titles as pastors of Roman parishes (actually pastored by local priests). This made them cardinal priests within the sacred college and yet they were also bishops or archbishops from various dioceses and provinces within Latin Christendom (and sometimes a few from the East wherein the people had remained catholic).

In short, cardinal deacons and cardinal priests were the chief clergy of the diocese of Rome, and cardinal bishops were the bishops of the surrounding dioceses to the Roman archdiocese in the Roman province. An example of an ecclesiastical province is that of Pennsylvania, of which the archbishop of Philadelphia is the metropolitan and his affiliated (suffragan) bishops are those of Harrisburg, Allentown, Scranton, Erie, Pittsburgh, Greensburg, and Altoona-Johnstown. One archdiocese and seven dioceses together comprise the ecclesiastical province of Pennsylvania. In Rome, the bishop of Rome (the pope) is the head (archbishop and metropolitan) of the province of Rome and his suffragan bishops are the cardinal bishops (Ostia, Porto, Santa Ruffina, Poggio Mirteto, Albano, Palestrina, and Veletri. Paul VI began the custom of including the patriarchs of the various oriental churches, (if promoted to the sacred college) in the rank of the cardinal bishops. (talk) 01:36, 18 July 2008 (UTC)J Hess of PA66.92.237.79 (talk) 01:36, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

More speculation[edit]

Hi Halcatalyst, I thought of some more but already the qn is in archives so I present here:

"You're welcome. It's descriptive rather than an academic or otherwise position afaik. By neutral do you mean someone who has no position either way? More like a theistical virgin or natural born (as in non-academic) anthropologist perhaps. Theistical observer maybe... "
Then I saw the term "lay" above which could be applied to any of these. Best with the nuance, Julia Rossi (talk) 07:59, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Like me![edit]

Just saw your user page and want to say fwiw, I dig Julian and the Cloud among others. How nice, Julia Rossi (talk) 08:02, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Hi Halcatalyst, thank you so much for a new Prévert to enjoy. So nice of you, :) Julia Rossi (talk) 07:58, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

Bon Noël[edit]

Robert Lindsa/ey[edit]

Thanks for that - that's now the third mistake I've found on the CWA website while working on this article (and I've notified them, and they're changing them). So much for a "Reliable source"! PamD (talk) 08:28, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Poetry collaboration[edit]

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Our goal is to improve the quality of important poetry-related articles. There is no set deadline and participation is purely voluntary.

The current focus is: Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Suggestions for future collaborative efforts are welcome at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Poetry. Thank you for your support!

--Midnightdreary (talk) 15:00, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Hi, trying to [revent conflict on the "Harmonium" page. Please advise or help if you can.[edit]


Over by the page on Harmonium, we've got ourselves a slight situation. The page is riddled with criticisms of each work that violate NPOV, there's a user who keeps defending them, and there's not enough editors to form a consensus. The perfect recipe for disaster, so I thought I'd consult you if that's all right. In the interest of maintaining civility, and because I'm not myself capable of fixing the article due to a lack of relevant knowledge or source material, I'd prefer to stay out of the whole conflict and simply alert the community to the problem. Seeing as how you've been editing the main biographical article for Stevens for some time now, protecting it from this very type of criticism, I thought you might be able to help.

I can point out what I mean if you wish, but it really should be a little apparent just from reading the article. Cheers, and many thanks for whatever help you may be able to offer. Kevin M. Daley 11:39, 23 October 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pepebuslo (talkcontribs)

Specifying user address[edit]

I would like to write to you off wiki. Is there a way to do this please? Kittybrewster 17:03, 30 September 2012 (UTC)


WP Poetry and The Canterbury Tales task force[edit]

As someone who is listed as a participant for WikiProject Poetry, I hope you will be interested to learn of an attempt to revive the WP and alongside this the creation of task force to improve coverage of The Canterbury Tales. We are currently looking for participants to help set up the basics. Please get involved if you can, and we can hopefully revive this important project within Wikipedia! Many thanks, MasterOfHisOwnDomain (talk) 00:24, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Surname Heil[edit]

I have been researching my ancestors and the earliest of our name is of Adam Heil born about 1537. I would like to know the origin of the name Heil. I have read the Wikipedia: Sieg Heil and I understand the uses of the name in greeting etc. However, I can find nothing in its use as a surname. Can you help?

Van A. Hoyle — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:35, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

twice the effort[edit]

I'm wondering why you recently wrote on the Computing Desk "[[Email_address_harvesting|Email address harvesting]]" rather than, for example, "[[Email address harvesting]]". Did I miss a nuance? Were you using some tool that made it easier that way? —Tamfang (talk) 05:13, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

I didn't know you can simplify it that way. That format was required years ago when I was more active.

a park in Moscow[edit]

You have posted the question below at Wikipedia:Reference desk/Computing (archived at Wikipedia:Reference desk/Archives/Computing/2014 October 22#a park in Moscow) which I think is not the best place for it, so I copy it here (with my answer). --CiaPan (talk) 07:54, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

This is a picture of a statuary group in a park in Moscow. Can anybody tell me the name of the park? I'd like to know more about the statuary. Thanks. --Halcatalyst (talk) 19:14, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Looks like this...
ru-wiki: ru:Дети — жертвы пороков взрослых
en-wiki: en:Children Are the Victims of Adult Vices
CiaPan (talk) 19:44, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Reference desk discussion[edit]

Hi, I was glad to see another Ph.D. on the ref desks, in part because I think we could used more! Of course a degree is not necessary to contribute, but I do find that actual academics seem to have a bit better handle on how to provide good references. If you're still curious about what applied math in theoretical ecology looks like, I work mostly in population dynamics using mathematical models. Recently I've been focused on how disturbance_(ecology) processes can interact with life history traits to influence biodiversity in plant populations. Basically I think about plants, write some equations, analyze them, then try to convince that the results are worth publishing as being informative about ecosystems... sometimes it works well, other times it doesn't, a fact that I'm sure you're familiar with in humanities publishing :) Cheers, SemanticMantis (talk) 14:28, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

I really liked your answer!
I was in academe for only five years: loved research (two books), but teaching depressed me, so I got out. Eventually I became a software developer. My abiding interest has been in science. I think I should have studied astronomy and then become a science writer. I could have been covering the exciting developments in cosmology and particle physics. I could have... oh well.
I'm amazed how very different scientific disciplines have come together.
So, please tell me a little about yourself. You should write on my talk page; that's how we keep conversations going, since I get notified of changes there but not about changes on your page. Halcatalyst (talk) 16:38, 25 October 2015 (UTC)
Oh hi again, I just gave some refs to you on the ref desk and had the thought "what was I talking with Hal about...?" So here I am. Anyway, since you're interested, I've been thinking I'll leave academia for the past, oh, ten years or so, but here I am, ~7 years post PhD, still grinding away. My current gig will expire soon though, and I may indeed find an "industry" job after that. I actually love teaching, but find research a bit stressful, and I may end up teaching at some smaller college that doesn't demand as much research output, though it's a pity that gig doesn't pay that well. What was your PhD in? I can't recall how this thread started and if you mentioned it at the time. Most science PhDs don't do books within a few years, so the book bit makes me think humanities. Are you one of these people who quite humanities to follow the siren call of coding? What kinds of stuff do you do? I'm mostly self taught and bad at coding, but mostly good enough to get done what I need to. My current project consists mostly (programming-wise) of slinging around lots of high-dimensional arrays in MATLAB and finding lots of eigenvalues. I'm happy to chat here or via email, but if you reply here please use the ping template [6] to notify me. SemanticMantis (talk) 19:06, 28 March 2016 (UTC)
Hm, I don't know what could have happened to your messages on my talk page, but I too see no record of them. I did box up some stuff in an archive a while back but it there was nothing in there from you. Feel free to keep the thread on this page, or you can click the "email this user" button on my talk page to send me an email (this lets users contact each other without publishing our addresses here).
I am a big fan of the classics too- I took four years of Latin in high school and about a year of ancient Greek in college. The most advanced I got was translating a few paragraphs of the Aeneid and a small bit of the Gorgias diaglogue. I liked how translating those was fairly formal and mathematical, though now sometimes I wish I knew a bit of a non-English, non-dead language :) SemanticMantis (talk) 13:00, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

Classics – classical languages. I had two years of Latin in high school and all I remember is, veni vidi, vici. Oh well.

I have a good friend who’s a professor of Greek at our local college. There’s a passage in the Bible of extreme importance; it has to do with Grace, and was being discussed on Wikipedia. An Anglican priest made a comment that depended on a Greek translation. You could say that this passage, and this word, are at the root of what Martin Luther did in starting the Protestant Reformation. My friend explained it to me and it became an important part of my knowledge, my understanding. Those are the most important things in my life. I’m curious, I’m an intellectual. I love to know and understand. But that’s all I know about Greek, ha.

Translation is also important to me. I speak French, and I try to speak it well. I think about the fact that, for instance, the word train is the same in French and English, but dog and chien are completely different. Translation is hard enough, but what about translating poetry? The answer: you use a crib. British poet W. H. Auden translated from Icelandic, a language he knew nothing of. With poetry, the words are of utmost importance, but there's a lot more, too. A faithful translation has to take a lot into account.

So what are you up to currently? --Halcatalyst (talk) 02:33, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

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Confusing edit[edit]

I do not understand this edit. What happened? The Quixotic Potato (talk) 20:51, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

You must mean this thread. I wasn't involved in it, though farther down the page I had a question about

Google Apps and Passwords. --Halcatalyst (talk) 21:30, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

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