User talk:Isoxyl

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Hello![edit]

I'm Isoxyl and I write occasional articles that catch my interest. Write me here at the bottom if you have something to say! Isoxyl 13:39, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Talk:Sean_Yazbeck[edit]

Hi can you please take a look back at Talk:Sean_Yazbeck I fell your input could be good here Ralphthebear 13:12, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

I agree- this whole discussion is pointless and wasting space. I am in favor of deleting or summaring all comments since you last checked in on June 12th as they all appear to be nothing but a conversation between Ralphthebear and myself (the tone is the same as the unsigned comments from the same IP address). As far as the article goes, I'd be in favor of leaving the school controversy in as long as the modifiers are in or taking them both out. Thank you very much for your help.MRM 17:24, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia![edit]

Hello Isoxyl, welcome to Wikipedia!

I noticed nobody had said hi yet... Hi!

You might like some of these links and tips:

If you feel a change is needed, feel free to make it yourself! Wikipedia is a wiki, so anyone (yourself included) can edit any article by following the Edit this page link. Wikipedia convention is to be bold and not be afraid of making mistakes. If you're not sure how editing works, have a look at How to edit a page, or try out the Sandbox to test your editing skills.

If, for some reason, you are unable to fix a problem yourself, feel free to ask someone else to do it. Wikipedia has a vibrant community of contributors who have a wide range of skills and specialties, and many of them would be glad to help. As well as the wiki community pages there are IRC Channels, where you are more than welcome to ask for assistance.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me on my talk page. Thanks and happy editing, Alf melmac 20:55, 8 September 2005 (UTC).

Image source[edit]

Could you add a source to Image:Icelandic_sheep.jpg? (or perhaps you took it yourself?) Rmhermen 14:24, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

I did indeed take this picture myself, as well as the other one on the page. I'll see if I can figure out how to explicitly source that, I thought I was doing that by indicating the author name as well. Isoxyl 14:10, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
I added the image to Commons and just wanted to make sure. Rmhermen 14:29, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, Rmhermen. You can add Image:Icelandic sheep2.jpg as well if you like, I wasn't sure how to add to the Commons. Isoxyl 14:34, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

If you go to the Wikipedia main page towards the bottom you will find links to the sister projects - Wiktionary, Wikiquote, etc. Commons is in the second row of those links. Uploading there is just like uploading here with one exception - no fair use images are allowed. Public domain, GFDL and CC licenses are. Uploading images to Commons means that they can be used on all language projects without having to upload the image into each language's encyclopedia. I transferred your other picture for you. Thanks. Rmhermen 16:56, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Saint Mungo[edit]

I don't think it is usual to have the Saints category when the article is in two of the subcategories of Saints. WP:CG says "Articles should not usually be in both a category and its subcategory." Hope this helps ! Angus McLellan (Talk) 20:28, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for enlightening me. Haven't spent enough time learning Wikistyle, obviously! =) Isoxyl 03:17, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

Naming High Points[edit]

Hi Isoxyl -- The way to go about proposing a name for a high point is via the federal Board on Geographic Names. If you follow the "Domestic Names" link, you can "Propose or Change a Name", using an on-line form. (I gave you a link to the BGN home page in case you want to explore the site a bit.) Take a look at the form and see what sort of info they're looking for. Local support for a new name, or evidence for local use of an existing name that hasn't made it into the BGN database, are the things that will make a name proposal successful. Once they receive a naming proposal, they send it out to all sorts of people on their contact list for comment, including the town and county governments, state agencies, and any tribal groups that are in the area. So to build that support, I'd start with some of the town governing boards -- the selectmen, the conservation commission, the historic commission if there is one, maybe the planning board -- and see what type of response you get. Good luck! Ken Gallager 14:02, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

McArthur[edit]

I'll be damned if I can remember him name. He was a resident of a town I used to live in, Northampton, MA. I was about 10, it was the early nineties, and I met him at a Veteran's Day ceremony. They had a huge blow-up of that photo to point him out.--Xtreambar 20:54, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Stars on houses in new england[edit]

Hey, I'm back in New England and I just realized that a lot of houses in nh at least have stars mounted to the right of their doors. You wouldn't happen to have any idea what the symbolize do you? --unsigned from 70.109.131.95

Thanks for writing, 70.109.131.95. I am not sure about it, but I have seen it a lot myself. My mother has one too. It seems like something patriotic, akin to the Blue and Gold Stars seen after WWII. Take a look at Blue Star Mothers Club and Service flag. The stars on these old banners come in three colors: Gold (KIA), Silver (disabled due to wounds), and Blue (in the service). However, most of the stars I've seen today have been Red, which may be a way of honoring this patriotic service, without reference to a child in the military? I'm not sure, but I do see them frequently, and often on all parts of a house -- be it beside a door or somewhere else. Quite large, though. If you find out more, leave me a comment. And sign it with ~~~~! =) Thanks for writing. Isoxyl 18:22, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

Sidebar template for Homicide[edit]

Hi. :) I saw you wrote on Talk:Homicide a while back, saying that the sidebar looked appropriate, but you didn't have any time. I'm been working on User:Switchercat/Sandbox/Homicide for a bit, and wanted to know your opinion on it before I add it to the article{s) officially, since you seemed interested in the idea. So what do you think? Switchercat talkcont 01:32, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Londonderry[edit]

Hey Isoxyl, Thanks for your outstanding efforts in tackling the surprisingly touchy wording regarding the origin of Londonderry's name. It was eye-opening to me, especially after I noticed someone (perhaps automatically) changing every reference of "Derry" to "Londonderry" without having read the article. Anyway, you handled the discussion with Derry Boi quite well, and I hope the results will hold up for a while! --Ken Gallager 21:38, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

Steve Lake (pit boss)[edit]

I have added a "{{prod}}" template to the article Steve Lake (pit boss), suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but I don't believe it satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and I've explained why in the deletion notice (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may contest the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. 172.130.210.194 00:51, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Um...[edit]

Sir/Madame,

I am not simply creating a clan. It is what it is! I am in talks with the Lord Lyon King of Arms currently about having my clan recognized as an "official" clan of Scotland. His (the Uk's government) definition of clan is this: ANY family which is comprised of members who claim the same ancestry! As mine does, I will keep undoing your and others' habitual deletian of my entry for my CLAN! Thanks. Rbkl 00:14, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Re: Talk page comments[edit]

The original comment by the anonymous (if memory serves correctly) user should have been put at the bottom when it was first written. You did not err when you responded. The error was on the part of the original poster, who obviously did not know how to leave a new message. No worries. Cheers! ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 21:58, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Mo (honorific)[edit]

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A proposed deletion template has been added to the article Mo (honorific), suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but this article may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice should explain why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. If you agree with the deletion of the article, and you are the only person who has made substantial edits to the page, please add {{db-author}} to the top of Mo (honorific). Jfire (talk) 22:32, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Re: edits and references on Clan MacLea[edit]

thanks for adding the references. Sorry to be pedantic. You say that this is well known in clan circles, but I do not think this is a fair attitude towards other editors. My thinking is that the threshold for inclusion in Wikipedia is verifiability, not truth. See Wikipedia:Verifiability. I think it is of the outmost importance to place references to living chiefs, especially if good third party references list another as chief. As you can no doubt guess, chiefs are often subject to vandalism and it best for all concerned that they are properly referenced, by name, title and designation. The problem with the change of chief is that Burk's and the Standing Council are not updating their sites. The only good reference is the highlander magazine, and this updates only once a year (and only has what information it is given). In my view, Clan web sites are not the best references, they are self-published and questionable sources as sources on themselves. However, and WP:SELFPUB gives leeway for exemptions, sometimes there is little other option, as in this present case. Yours ever, Czar Brodie (talk) 20:52, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Londonderry, again[edit]

Hi, when you get back from break would you mind looking at the Londonderry, New Hampshire page and its recent edit history? We've got a partisan know-it-all trying to change the Londonderry/Derry info, and it would be helpful to have some input from one who has been through this before. I've appreciated your judicious comments in the past. Cheers, --Ken Gallager (talk) 18:36, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

I'll take a look, Ken. Appreciate the heads-up! Isoxyl (talk) 19:33, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
What exactly is that guys problem. I added a genuine reference taken from the Rev Parker's very detailed original book on the town of Londonderry where it is clearly stated that the name was chosen by immigrants from the city of Londonderry in the Kingdom of Ireland as it was then known. No-one cares what the Irish city is known as now, the paragraph concerned relates to historical facts. There is no naming dispute as far as I am concerned in the New Hampshire article, it is other editors who are creating one. --81.187.71.75 (talk) 20:10, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
I'm just concerned about the language in the Londonderry NH article not attracting frequent flame-wars and partisanship on both sides. The previous language we had held up very well. I don't mind if it changed a bit to reflect the LHS language, but it needs to stay absolutely neutral concerning the name dispute in Ireland, IMHO. As long as we do that, it won't be a problem. But if you look at the history, you'll see this page is a FREQUENT target of Irish/N Irish partisans. We don't need any of that. As long as we look to the same goal and keep that in mind, we should have acceptable language for the article. Isoxyl (talk) 21:27, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
I concur absolutely, my only intention at the end of the day was to complement the article with additional factual information which someone chose to ridicule for political reasons. The people who emigrated from the Londonderry region of Ireland were obviously fond of their heritage in naming the town in New Hampshire after it. Likewise, the new town of Derry which I assume was named by Irish immigrants to reflect their own fondness of a city long departed. I cannot see what the problem is with some editors? Anyway, my intentions were and are honourable and thank you for the honest reply. --81.187.71.75 (talk) 10:43, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
Glad we've got a good understanding. Thanks! BTW, you should open an account if you're going to do some editing now and then. Makes it a lot easier to tell the spammers/partisans from the people with "good faith"--could be some of why you've felt unjustly reverted. It's easy to revert an IP address entry thinking it's just someone with an agenda. But if they take the time to register.... :) Anyway, just a suggestion. Thanks for that reference, I hadn't read it before, but it's fascinating! Isoxyl (talk) 15:13, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, Isoxyl, for handling things well again.--Ken Gallager (talk) 12:23, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

I always try. Thanks for letting me know, and I always enjoy reading your edits. Keep it up! Isoxyl (talk) 15:14, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Nomination of Ikiwiki for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Ikiwiki is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ikiwiki (2nd nomination) until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on good quality evidence, and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. SL93 (talk) 22:01, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

You're invited! New England Wikimedia General Meeting[edit]

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2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting[edit]

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New England Wikipedia Day @ MIT: Saturday Jan 18[edit]

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