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Welcome to the Typo Team![edit]

Just wanted to say 'hi'. Jason Quinn (talk) 15:03, 10 July 2009 (UTC)


for your help with Urotrichini. I hope you enjoyed reading about these Japanese Shrew-moles. Please help with the problem with the pictures described on the talk page if you can. Chrisrus (talk) 20:26, 15 July 2009 (UTC)


Re [1], you may want to check the AWB "rules" again. The fourth rule there discourages edits like that, because they cause many other editors (probably at least one per page you edit) to have to check your edit to see what changed, which isn't very efficient. — Carl (CBM · talk) 23:16, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Nay to née[edit]

To change "nee" to "née" is hypercorrection, not typo fixing. The trend in English is toward dropping accents and such, and you will find many if not most dictionaries show "nee" without comment. --Milkbreath (talk) 15:41, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the information. I'll remember that. --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 19:26, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
I love it when people do what I want. It almost never happens, though. Be aware that there may be a difference among the varieties of English. I'm pretty sure that the British like "née" where an American would probably put "nee". I don't know about the Australians or Indians or Jamaicans, to name three others. The Wikipedia manual of style wants us to use British spellings in articles about British things, and American about American, and so on, unless one style or the other is already prevalent in the article, or there is no particular reason to use one or the other, in which case we're supposed to go with the way we find it. --Milkbreath (talk) 22:04, 28 July 2009 (UTC)


What makes you think that the article Naan Qalia is orphan ? Keeping in mind the size of the article, the links directing to wikipedia articles are more than enough. If you have an explanation for the same, you are most welcome for a discussion. Nefirious (talk) 05:40, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

I think you're confusing orphan with the article that needs to be wikified. Orphan is a page with less than three links from other pages. Excluded are links from lists, redirects, disambiguation pages, pages outside of article namespace etc. To the article Naan Qalia link no pages from the article namespace (as you can see if you click "What links here" on the left side of the page). I think it's safe to say that the article in question is an orphan. For further explanation see Wikipedia:Orphan. With regards --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 19:43, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Iohannes, please note that the page titled Woodward Stakes top three finishers has over 50 wikipedia links to other articles on Stakes races or Horses. It is set up in an exact template fashion that over 200 other stakes races have been set up in the uniform manner that has been established and agreed upon in the Wikipedia:WikiProject Thoroughbred racing talk forum. A tireless amount of effort has gone in to maintaining guidelines related to these pages. You are welcome to research. Please do not orphan these pages.--Craiglduncan (talk) 15:26, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

Tyops an' things[edit]

Greetings Iohannes Animosus - just thought I'd point out that the minor tweak you did at Sopwith Camel doesn't really come under the term tyop typo. Don't remember offhand, and can't really be bothered :), what the exact MoS‎ is on that, but have the vague idea that British subject = British English. Regards, --Technopat (talk) 15:59, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Just came to mention the same thing I have reverted you spelling change from American English back to English English refer WP:ENGVAR. It was wrong but AWB then changed it to the US spelling rather than the English. Thanks. MilborneOne (talk) 18:59, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
Hi, I usually stick to the rule that says to use British spelling in articles about British things and American spelling in articles about American things. In this case I didn't realise that the word manoeuvre/maneuvre could be spelled both ways. It won't happen again. --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 19:06, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

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Thank you for your fixes at Nisko Plan and History of Pomerania. Since your edits have improved other articles I have watchlisted, too, and after reviewing your contribution log, I feel obliged to award you this barnstar. Your edits, though marked as minor, have a very positive impact on lots of articles. Thank you very much. Skäpperöd (talk) 11:07, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Ready to volunteer your precious time?[edit]

Dobryden Hiya Iohannes: Thanks for your capable good work on Kronotsky Nature Reserve. I've on the lookouts for a sharp yung young guy—your wrap sheet makes a good candidate—to do a wee bit of translating (English --> Russian and Czech) in order to help promote a little world trade, under the title of Japan-Korea Undersea Tunnel.

By my perspective, Russia would gain significantly from the use of their Trans-Siberian rail system if they would allow trains to travel between Western Europe and Japan through North Korea, so anything they can do to encourage Pyongyang to engage in this process would benefit all, hence the interest in transferring this article into Russian and similar languages. I also have a hankering to do the same for Environmental Tariff, but now that Obama's in the driver's seat I've put that on the backburner —that article just needs to be improved in general. Let me know if you or any of your associates can assist in these world peace endeavors..... Tnx, good luck and clear skies to 'ya... HarryZilber (talk) 22:21, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Hi Harry! I don't speak Russian, so the only thing I can do is to translate the article into Czech or Slovak. I hope you're not in a hurry because it may take couple of weeks since I'm going to have not much spare time in the near future. With regards --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 17:57, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Hiya again: 'later' is always better than never! Yes please, I'd appreciate it in Czech; you could also start it off quickly with only the first sentence and then add a {translation} tag at the top for others to also assist. In return, let me know if I can translate anything for you from English into English ;-) Tnx muchly and best...... HarryZilber (talk) 18:59, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

AWB hiccup?[edit]

at least I think that's what this was. I removed it, please let me know if I was in error. Thanks! StarM 05:08, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Hi StarM, you were right. Thanks for the correction. --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 18:00, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
No worries, have a nice day StarM 18:11, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

English vs. english in Billiards related articles[edit]

Hi Iohannes. Thanks for the cleanup work! Regarding your edit to carom billiards, please note English is not capitalized when used as as a term for sidespin in billiards disciplines, just as the "french" in french fries is not capitalized. Cheers.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 14:28, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Categorized Digital Line Graph Article[edit]

Hello, Iohannes. I'm still a little new and I recalled that I had forgotten to categorize my latest article, Digital line graph, but when I returned to it I saw that you were on the ball and tagged it. Thank you. I have now categorized it and removed the tag. Thanks again. Armysurveyor (talk) 02:36, 12 August 2009 (UTC)


Please do not "correct" the sort keys in DEFAULTSORT statements or Lifetime templates by adding accents to characters; omission of the accents is intentional, because adding them creates mis-sorting. The sort keys DO NOT DISPLAY anywhere, they merely control sort order. Please see the (currently) 3rd bullet point of WP:MCSTJR. Studerby (talk) 19:26, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

I'm sorry for the trouble I caused. AWB makes the changes automatically and I didn't realize the importance of DEFAULTSORT, so I let it be and didn't correct it back. I'll keep it in mind when I use AWB next time. --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 20:44, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Reference style - reversion[edit]

Iohannes - Thanks for the Typo fixes in USRC Thomas Corwin (1876) Unfortunately, I am going to have to blanket revert the changes because of the changes the bot made to the citation system. I am particularly opposed to this because the Name= format with lettered invocations is very awkward to work with when editing an article of any appreciable size. Straight numbered references can be traced back readily in the text, the letters can't.

This is sometimes an issue for readers too.

Per WP:Ref "editors should not change an article with a distinctive citation format to another without gaining consensus. Where no agreement can be reached, defer to the style used by the first major contributor."

I will try to find the typos you flagged and fix them.Dankarl (talk) 18:13, 15 August 2009 (UTC)


Please do not use diacritics on North American ice hockey articles. We have a policy in the WP:HOCKEY project group not to use them. This has been discussed in WT:HOCKEY extensively. Alaney2k (talk) 16:16, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Bundesautobahn 9[edit]

Hi Iohannes, a snowball question: why German reunification instead of german reunification? Think you're wrong here, but then, I could be. KapHorn (talk) 07:42, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Hi KapHorn! In English adjectives derived from proper nouns are usually capitalized. I did a little research on the internet and this is what I found. German with a lower case "g" is an intricate dance for many couples or a near relative. German with an upper case "G" is something of, relating to, or characteristic of Germany or its people or language.
I think that the adjective "German" in "German reunification" fits the criteria for the upper case "G". For further explanation see: Capitalization#Adjectives, List of case sensitive English words,
With regards --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 19:18, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
Thnx - again, learned something! KapHorn —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:11, 2 September 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for correcting my typos on the article Sulaiman Al Mahri--Notedgrant (talk) 15:10, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

You are welcome. --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 15:14, 25 August 2009 (UTC)


you fixed typos in CIA Office of Inspector General...thanks. however I still consider the article a stub, it is very very bare right now. Thanks again Decora (talk) 02:07, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you very much to help me with my first articles in Wikipedia. I made many changes to be sure the articles are ok and provides value and accurance information to other users. Gracias! --Ramon Delgado Lorenzo (talk) 07:31, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Hidden Page[edit]

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Warren James[edit]

Thank you for cleaning up this page, but there is another problem with it that I haven't been able fix; To make way for the page I moved an article (previously called 'Warren James' to 'Warren James Jewellers'. The original article seems to be of little importance, has no links to it and in my opinion has less claim to the page title now occupied by the current subject.

The problem this; when a user clicks the discussion tab, on the 'Warren James' page, it leads to the 'Warren James Jewellers' talk page. Once there, clicking on the article tab doesn't return you to the 'Warren James' page, but to the 'Warren James Jewellers' article page. Do you know how to stop this? Obscurasky (talk) 23:15, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Hello, I fixed it. I've never done this before, so I screwed up at first, but it is OK now. --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 23:33, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
Many thanks. Obscurasky (talk) 23:50, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Microchip implant / animal[edit]

Hi Iohannes, This page is a little different, compared with most of the other wiki articles.

The page of 'Microchip implant / animal' is full of commercial names and links, simply because this page is about microchip implants and the differences in commercial brands. Some of these commercial brand names have even an own wiki page!

Please Iohannes, don't be discriminating when removing things. If you remove this added link, then all commercial names and links of this pages will have to be removed. But if we do this, the page will be almost empty and many other people will have more comment on the removal of all of the names. The added link is relevant to the subject and to the text of the subject. And is not put in the text itself (as many other commercial names and links). But it is nicely put completely below under the article in the proper relevant subject of 'External Links', where it belongs.

Angellica —Preceding unsigned comment added by Angellica002 (talkcontribs) 06:54, 2 September 2009 (UTC)


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Please be careful with the reverts. You have reverted Schleich three times in 24 hours. If you continue to revert, you may get blocked, per our WP:3RR policy. Fram (talk) 14:00, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

Hello! What would be your response to persistent external links spamming when explanation doesn't help? --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 19:58, 10 September 2009 (UTC)
Look through dispute resolution. Getting a third opinion is often a good first step, since it indicates to the link inserter that it is not just your idea that it shouldn't be included, but a generally accepted one. Fram (talk) 06:51, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 11:44, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

Ralph Petty[edit]

Note from ARRTAF to Iohannes Animosus - the external links that were added to Ralph Petty were not 'spam', and were not 'vandalism' - they were meant to link the reader of this article to examples of the artist's works. Please be more mindful and discriminatory when categorizing updates as 'vandalism' or 'spam'. Thank you. ARRTAF (talk) 1:07, 14 September 2009 (UTC))


There are no castes among Muslims. There Khalipha people in Karachi. Dabamizan48 (talk) 20:30, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Richard Klotzman[edit]

Hi Iohannes, I created the Richard Klotzman page the has been deleted for suspected plagiarism from I built, wrote and maintain the site and have added the necessary licensing text to the site. I will now repost to Wikipedia with hopes that if I need to make changes that you (plural) might talk first. Thank you. Mortonholcomb (talk) 02:57, 28 September 2009 (UTC)Morton HolcombMortonholcomb (talk) 02:57, 28 September 2009 (UTC)


Hi Iohannes, I edited the page Mahesh. The content on the page was not verifiable and I have classified it as vandalism and I'm 100% sure that this page is utter nonsense so it would be nice if you could either delete or notify at the heading that it is nonsense. Vema1234 (talk) 01:27, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I have restored the last good version of the article. --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 19:59, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Đorđe Vujadinović[edit]

Hello. I see you have removed the Serbia stub from the Đorđe Vujadinović article. Any reason? FkpCascais (talk) 02:20, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi, in my opinion the article was long enough and comprehensive enough to not be tagged as a stub. --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 12:17, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
OK. It should be left out then. Thanx. FkpCascais (talk) 21:55, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Not nonconstructive edits[edit]

I got a message with your name, saying that my "nonconstructive edits" to Bernard of Niemodlin appear to be vandalism. I don't believe they were nonconstructive. I'm trying to set consistency in the sort order in the category House of Piast. I explained it in the talk page at that category. The preponderance of entries in that category that have the form "(given name) of (place)" are alphabetized under the given name. In particular, there are several people "of Niemodlin" and they are, mostly, alphabetized by name. I've been doing this with quite a few, and only this one is a problem.

I've been putting the explanation with my edit, as advised. (talk) 21:08, 15 October 2009 (UTC) Stephen Kosciesza

Please read the article, before you correct it without thinking[edit]

Some time ago you have corrected so-called "typos" in an article on George Joye. If you had cared to read the article, you would have realized that these are sixteenth century titles, which were presented in the original spelling. You are the third person to "correct" the sixteenth century spelling to modern spelling. Why do you correct an article without taking a look at its content or the discussion page? GJ1535 (talk) 20:14, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Edmund Dummer (naval engineer)[edit]

Hi - I have reverted your spelling correction as that was the spelling in the original source document from which I have quoted. Best wishes. --Daemonic Kangaroo (talk) 16:21, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Blood Price[edit]

Thanks for checking and editing my - well I should not call it mine - article about Blood Price. I am a newcomer, and I appreciate your help, especially because English is not my maternal language. Thanks again! Vicki Nelson (talk) 18:17, 25 November 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vicki Nelson (talkcontribs)

Hi, you are welcome. --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 18:54, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Pastry Image[edit]

Hi. I noticed you made an edit-revert on the pastry page with regard to an erotic pastry image. While I'm hoping everybody can agree about whether or not the image belongs on the pastry page, just in case I've started a section on the Pastry talk page. If you'd like to add anything to the discussion, please do! :) Jhfortier (talk) 20:48, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Tomb of Absalom[edit]

Good catch on this. Goes to show the importance of being fastidious while reverting.--Cúchullain t/c 19:18, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Dov Shurin lead[edit]

Iohannes, Thank you for your edit. I did not intend to enter into the land of WP:PEACOCK. Could you please take a crack at a better way to write the lead? Thank you, Joe407 (talk) 18:18, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Stitch! episode guide[edit]

Just wondering why you called Minimac94's edits vandalism on the Stitch! episode list page. He/she removed rather fake sounding episode descriptions for episodes that haven't even aired yet, have no source or explanations given, and were made by the same person who's been vandalizing the main Stitch! article (particularly the cast list). I'd been contemplating removing them as unverifiable myself, actually, so I was just wondering if you know something that we don't. Thanks. Busspedia (talk) 01:16, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Hello, I called's edit vandalism, not Minimac94's. I did it because he deleted a large portion of text without explanation. Now I admit that I've made a mistake when I didn't check if the edit was good or bad. I apologize for that. However, it would be helpful if editors took the time to fill in an edit summary, so their actions wouldn't be confused with vandalism. Regards --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 21:31, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
Ohh, you're right, I read the revision text completely wrong. Sorry about that! And thanks for the reply. Busspedia (talk) 00:22, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Prague Castle - external links, see also[edit]

hello, why you deleted external link to another Prague Castle? You wrote because of Links normally to be avoided - which rule is relevant for doing this, please?

--Prague-boy (talk) 17:15, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Hi, external links should provide additional useful and on-topic information that couldn't be added to the article. The Prague Castle Blahutovo is only indirectly related to the Prague Castle through similar name. The page says it itself:

Prague Castle Blahutovo has nothing to do with the famous Prague Castle.

--Iohannes Animosus (talk) 19:11, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Yes, nothing besides name - if you are user and are looking for Prague Castle, you will have probably no problem with link to other Castle often called "Prague Castle" - especially, if there is note about that. So can I add it back, please?

--Prague-boy (talk) 20:06, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Great work[edit]

Keep up the great work at Wikipedia! Jason Quinn (talk) 16:22, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Thank you, I appreciate the kind words! Iohannes Animosus (talk) 16:52, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Joseph Martin (general)[edit]

Thank you for the very helpful clean-up. Best, MarmadukePercy (talk) 20:34, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

You are welcome. --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 20:58, 3 February 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for making corrections in the entry about Commission of Responsibilities. Johnkatz1972 (talk) 06:25, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

You are welcome! --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 16:32, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

Dana Adası[edit]

Hi, you have tagged the article Dana Adası orphan. Can you please check it ? Nedim Ardoğa (talk) 13:29, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Barnstars 'R' U[edit]

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I award you one for finding Trekphiler's page. Aren't you glad you answered the phone? TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 21:44, 17 March 2010 (UTC) (P.S. I like the "milk carton" barnstar! So I stole it. ;p)

Thank you very much! --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 21:47, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Wikified article about author Judith R. Frazin[edit]

Hi, Iohannes -- First -- thanks for cleaning up the article on Judith R. Frazin in August 2009 (been a few months since I looked at it!). I saw that you also added a "wikify" label, suggesting more internal links or some reformatting of the article. I added three internal links. I then removed the "wikify" label. I apologize if that is against etiquette, to remove or revert your wikify label. If the article still needs work, please let me know what I can do, and if you have any suggestions about reformating. I thought about trying to find a photo of Ms. Frazin, and I did find one online, but it seems to be copyrighted so I can't use it. --MervynP1972 (talk) 21:41, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

Hi Mervyn! You are welcome. It wasn't much work, though. You did a good job with the internal links. And you certainly have no reason to apologize, the tag became redundant after your edit. Today I made some cosmetic changes and I think the article is pretty good. The only thing I can think of that could be done is adding Ms. Frazin's birthday. I did a little search on the internet but I wasn't successful. With regards --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 23:17, 18 March 2010 (UTC)


The changes i made to the methods of torture page were not intended as vandalism, the reason was because many of the method simply directed you to the same page, I hope you will understand this, I will leave further changes to this page at your discretion (talk) 07:41, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Hi, I'm sorry about this incident. I made the changes that you intended to do. Next time please use the edit summary, so that you avoid being accused of vandalism. With regards --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 19:24, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Prague Castle[edit]

Hello, why you have deleted contacts from Prague Castle page again? you wrote "read the relevant guidelines" - but I don't see anything against that... Can you explain it to me, please? Thanks a hezky den :-) --Prague-boy (talk) 19:48, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi, I have deleted the Contacts section because it was not encyclopedic. Please read the policy What Wikipedia is not, especially the sections Wikipedia is not a directory and Wikipedia is not a manual, guidebook, textbook, or scientific journal and don't re-insert the contact information. If you want to promote those tourist attractions (maybe you work there) then try these sites instead: Prague/Castle, Prague. With regards --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 21:31, 8 April 2010 (UTC)


Thought, you would be interested there. --Extra999 (Contact me + contribs) 04:03, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Josef Bican[edit]

The material cannot be copyrighted since the information posted onto the Czech Radio website was taken from Wikipedia in the first place!

Check the date of the Radio Prague article:

Compared with the earliest revision on Wikipedia:

—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:18, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Why didn't you ever reply to this? I was right. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:32, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Community School removal of external links[edit],_Iran&action=history

Your instructions "Please, read the WP:External links guideline. These ext links don't meet the criteria for inclusion." I do not understand why links showing class information of a defunct school is irrelevant to the article? Whereas a long pompous self-serving exposition by a former headmaster is somehow more informative?

This is the section of WP;External Links I believe relevant: "Some acceptable links include those that contain further research that is accurate and on-topic, information that could not be added to the article for reasons such as copyright or amount of detail, or other meaningful, relevant content that is not suitable for inclusion in an article for reasons unrelated to its accuracy."

By this criteria external links to say a school yearbook of a hundred of more pages should be permitted. Likewise with a site devoted to a reunion of those classmates. It is not as if the school exists in any other place except in those few yearbook, pictures, and people. Can you explain why you disallow these? Xenicon (talk) 18:27, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

It is our policy that Wikipedia is not a repository of external links and our external links sections are not meant to be directories. Our external links sections should enhance a reader's encyclopedic understanding of a subject, they shouldn't point to every page written about the subject. In particular, our external links should link to encyclopedic information on a subject that we can't technically write into the article, such as large blocks of text, interview transcripts, photo galleries, etc. See also WP:ELNO, our section on external links to be avoided. ThemFromSpace 19:55, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

"encyclopedic understanding" of a school should perhaps include photographs of what happened at that school during a particular time without additional filters? Permitted: "such as galleries" I still do not see where your objection occurs in view of what you quoted from the guidelines.

So maybe your objection has to do with how many links are listed? The implication that the list is too many links? To what purpose? By my estimation for those who attended the school or how are interested in it to see more information about it. It does not look as if any of those links are commercial or stand to gain from exposure on wikipedia.

Xenicon (talk) 13:07, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

checked See also WP:ELNO, not one of the twenty points is relevant to the removal of the list of alumni sites, yearbooks, and reunions.

17:57, 30 April 2010 (UTC)


Excuse me for not understanding the linkage process. As an aeromodeller the Addiction is an important design for learning 3D flight. Normally my browser/search facility finds the Addiction, but yesterday it found Wikipedia, probably because I had to clear history and cookies as part of an upgrade.

I could point to a number of sources to verify that the Addiction is an important design - RC forums, youtube etc.

Obviously aeromodellers are in the minority when it comes to the use of the word 'addiction' -- would be nice to be recognised!

--AndyThirtover (talk) 08:38, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi Andy! Sorry for the delay. Your addition of the external link violated the Wikipedia:External links guideline. If you think the Addiction design is notable enough to warrant its own article, go ahead and write it. However, keep in mind that discussion forums and YouTube are nor considered reliable sources, which are needed to establish notability. With regards --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 17:24, 28 April 2011 (UTC)


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I've only just noticed all the great work you did earlier this year for the Typo Team -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 14:06, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
Thank you very much, I appreciate it! Iohannes Animosus (talk) 10:38, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Request for help with mistake correction on Portal:Education[edit]

Hi Iohannes, I have just visited the Education Portal front page and I think the last person to edit it (Princebrate) made a mistake which has had a fairly major effect on the appearance of that page. I think Princebrate has mistakenly added something that was intended as a new article, to the beginning of this portal page. I am not sure that I am correct about what has happened, and I am not sure about the way to correct it. I have noticed via the History of that page that you had done some work in fixing this type of thing. (Also, this is my first attempt at communicating via someone's talk page; I hope I am doing okay.) FrankSier (talk) 09:53, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

Knifemakers' Guild[edit]

Thanks for the help! I appreciate it.--Mike - Μολὼν λαβέ 19:26, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi, you are welcome. Iohannes Animosus (talk) 20:13, 12 March 2011 (UTC)


No worries! There are so much policies on wikipedia that it is impossible to know them all. Cheers! Ruigeroeland (talk) 06:04, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Re:Removal of Innapropriate Link[edit]

Hi Iohannes,

I am unsure as to why you have deemed my link innapropriate. Please explain how you came to the conclusion '' is an inappropriate link for further reading on Waldenstroms Macroglobulinaemia. I take it you must be a clinician of sorts, because otherwise I fail to see why you have authority on this matter.

Regards, Cockers1987 (talk) 14:42, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi, the External links guideline advise against linking to open wikis without substantial history and substantial number of editors. I checked out the Wikilite and found out that the site is fairly new and the number of editors is also small. That's the reason why I removed links to Wikilite. However, I overlooked that Wikilite is available on read-only basis and that the editors are clinicians and scientists. Therefore, I think that the above-mentioned guideline doesn't apply in this case and I sincerely apologize for deleting external links that you inserted. I'm going to restore them. With regards --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 16:59, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Invitation to take part in a pilot study[edit]

I am a Wikipedian, who is studying the phenomenon on Wikipedia. I need your help to conduct my research on about understanding "Motivation of Wikipedia contributors." I would like to invite you to a short survey. Please give me your valuable time, which estimates only ’’’5 minutes’’’ cooldenny (talk) 15:55, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I filled out the survey. I hope you'll acquire much usable information. With regards Iohannes Animosus (talk) 16:21, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for the typo fixing!![edit]

Thank you for the typo fixing on Prairie_Creek_Fish_Hatchery page!! So helpful to have someone who knows the ins and outs of the wiki linking to go through and fix all those. I am confused though on one thing... the template I use has date and you changed a couple of them to year. Should I always change date to year if I do not have full YYYY-mm-DD info? Thank you again!! Ellin Beltz (talk) 21:08, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Hi, thank you for your kind words! I have used AWB to edit the afore-mentioned article. It's a semi-automated editing tool and it changes the date parameter to year automatically when the complete date (i.e. day-month-year) wasn't given. I'm not sure if this is a good thing since it might confuse editors who want to supply the missing data. So, if you want to add the full date, just change the parameter back from year to date. Otherwise, you don't need to worry. And you certainly don't need to change the parameter if you don't have full info, the page will look the same in both cases. Some editing tools are just too meticulous, that's all.
One think I noticed; you are using underscores in wikilinks. That's redundant. Instead of [[Prairie_Creek_Fish_Hatchery|Prairie Creek Fish Hatchery]], just type [[Prairie Creek Fish Hatchery]]. The result is the same and you save effort, time, and space. Some bot will probably change it later anyway.
I hope this post has dispelled your confusion. If anything remains unclear, don't hesitate to let me know. --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 10:40, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Thank you Iohannes, very helpful!! I always wondered what the "correct" wiki links looked like, and was so afraid of putting in dead links that I used the format [[article_full_name|article full name]] because I didn't know if the underscores mattered or not. I was going to all the pages and "cut/copy/pasting" from the URL line into the wiki editing window. From now on, I will leave the underscores out. I hope I understand correctly it is o.k. to use [[official name|word that fits in my sentence]] if there is some capitalization or grammatical reason for it. The wiki editing instructions are really comprehensive, but sometimes difficult for me to get all the nuances. I was bold and erred on the side of redundant! Again thank you for your help!! Ellin Beltz (talk) 23:22, 28 April 2011 (UTC)


The DNC article is well supplied and well linked. Many researchers find it important. Mukkulam (talk) 10:21, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Blagoevgrad Municipality[edit]

Thank you! The article is still in construction and you created an edit conflict while I was writing it :-( , so please be patient until the construction banner goes away. Regards Drjmarkov (talk) 11:52, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I overlooked the banner. Sorry for the inconvenience. --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 07:45, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Broadband_bonding for deletion[edit]

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Czech help needed[edit]

Hello Iohannes, I'm contacting you because we need some Czech translators to help with the deployment of the new VisualEditor on cs.wikipedia. There are help pages, user guides, and description pages that need translating, as well as the interface itself. The translating work is going on over on MediaWiki: Translation Central. I also need help with a personal message for the Czech Wikipedians. If you are able to help in any way, either reply here, or head over to TranslationCentral. Thanks for your time, PEarley (WMF) (talk) 04:53, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi PEarley,
tell me what I can do and I'll gladly help. --Iohannes Animosus (talk) 14:45, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
Iohannes, very good to hear. One important thing we need to do is make a description page for VE on, so Czech users can find out about the new software. mw:VisualEditor/Portal is set up for translation, we could copy it over to cs. once it's been translated. (or a shorter version!) The translation central page has more pages as well. Work on whatever you have time for, all help is appreciated. PEarley (WMF) (talk) 23:46, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
Iohannes, I have another request if you have time. We are going to roll out VisualEditor on the Czech Wikipedia on Septmeber 24th. Are you able to translate a short message for me to the Czech Wikipedians, letting them know about the new date? Much thanks, PEarley (WMF) (talk) 16:24, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Europe 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

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