User talk:Jeandré du Toit/archive/2006

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Template:User allow fairuse vote.

Re vote

I am confused by your vote on the fair use support userbox, because of how you worded your comment. You stated the common argument of fair use in userboxes supporters, then suggested deletion?!? Could you please clarify, preferably on the TfD page? Thank you. --CJ Marsicano 06:55, 8 January 2006 (UTC)
Clarification, links on CJ Marsicano's talk page. -- Jeandré, 2006-01-08t10:42z

Commercials in linked videos.

Re: [1] and earlier comment at User talk:24.14.222.225.

Hello Jenadre:
You were the first to welcome me to the community and I appreciate your help. This is a wonderful potential world. I understand your position about the ads...but on IMDB one is FORCED to see the ad on the top.
Video is all new, and we must create new rules if this is going to work. There are copyright issues...and that is my strength. I posted in the general comments area that my family owns evtv1 and I use that site because I know the copyright issues. My family also happens to own British Pathe but the clips are not yet ready for Internet.
I am willing to do this work because I love it, but if my additions get deleted, I will be wasting my time. Is there some authority I can appeal to to resolve this once and for all? One admin says the ability to purchase a video (half the cases) is the reason they deleted the link...others like yourself suggest it is the commercial.
But there are so many external links in Wiki that go to commercial sites, so this is not persuasuive. But I am spending a lot of time with admins and I understand what I am doing is rather new. By the way, I was going to add Desmond Tutu clips today...and they are precious from an historical aspect.
Any suggestion on how I might stop this continuous struggle? Is there a council that I can take this to?
warmest regards,
Jaffer 13:22, 15 January 2006 (UTC) Jaffer
Answer. -- Jeandré, 2006-01-15t13:43z
Jeandre, thanks again. Violation could be used on two grounds. 1) my family owns evtv1 and 2) someone can suggest ads are "excessive", which is subjective.
Regading #1) I use evtv1 because I know about the copyright issues. Linking to other sites could easily be violating copyright...many sites do not have permission to put video on their site but do anyway.
2) regarding #2 this is completely a matter of taste.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Jaffer (talkcontribs) 2006-01-15t13:52:23z
Answer. -- Jeandré, 2006-01-15t14:35z

Geo-tags.

Re [2].

I see some geo-tags showing up :-) Nice to see you the other day - I see from your archives you are quite the veteran. Wizzy 19:55, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
Answer. -- Jeandré, 2006-02-03t20:42z

German nobility copyvio.

Re [3].

Hi. Thanks for the info. An anon indeed added copyvio material. I have removed it again. Details on Talk:German nobility. Thanks --Chris 73 | Talk 15:48, 4 February 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. -- Jeandré, 2006-02-04t19:41z

Brooklyn Technical high school.

Re: HelpDesk-l email messages re Brooklyn Technical High School.

You contacted me recently through email. I cannot seem to get a fair trial on this site. I tried to compromise by putting in the following passage, which includes Tenebrae's as well. I am sorry for bothering you here but I do not know how to work this site.
Tech Enters the 21st Century
In February 1993, Dr. Lee D. McCaskill took over as principal of Brooklyn Tech. During his next 13 years as principal, Tech saw many changes both inside and outside the school that would change it forever. During the 90s, Tech was revolutionized with the installation of more computer classrooms and the switch from the more traditional mechnical drawing by hand to the use of programs such as CAD. The school also offers a two-year course to provide its computer science graduates with a Cisco Certified Newtork Associate's license.
Outside the school, the gentrification of Fort Greene helped the school immensely. Once vacant lots that dotted the side streets had become bustling with residential homes and new businesses. Travel to and from Tech became safer as did all travel in New York City during the 1990s as crime rates fell. Today Tech is in one of the best real estate markets and in the center of a growing downtown area with the addition of Metrotech and the soon-to-be built basketball arena for the Nets.
The Alumni Association grew as well during the 90s. The Association started to host not only homecomings at the school every April, but also gatherings on Long Island, Florida, and the West Coast. This increased network was the driving force in raising the $10 million goal that was recently completed on November 2005.
With state-of-the-art computer classrooms, its location in a popular neighborhood, and the support of its alumni, Brooklyn Technical High School is poised for greatness to come as we begin this new century. After 13 years at the helm, Dr. Lee McCaskill retired as principal of Tech on February 6, 2006, making him one of the longest running principals at Tech. He entered the school as one of the youngest principals to ever head a specialized high school. The urban blight of the 1980s had not only deteriorated Tech, but also the entire school system and the city. As technology changed rapidly during the 90s, Tech being a power in technology and science had to keep up to maintain its competiveness.
During his last years, Dr. McCaskill's issues with the faculty, and after the revelation of a violation of New York City Department of Education rules, he decided to retire.2 For instance, in 2003, The New York Times published an investigative article that noted "longstanding tensions" between the faculty and Principal McCaskill, which "spilled into the open in October, with news reports that several teachers accused him of repeatedly sending sexually explicit e-mail messages from his school computer to staff members".2 The article, by education columnist Michael Winerip, described the principal as autocratic, controlling the school "largely through fear and intimidation", and documented acts of personal vindictiveness toward teachers; severe censorship of the student newspaper and of assigned English texts, including the refusual to let the Pulitzer Prize-finalist novel Continental Drift by Russell Banks be used for a class; and of bureaucratic mismanagement. The aticle also quoted praise from McCaskill's supervising superintendent, Reyes Irizarry, who cited the principal's expansion of music and sports programs.
A follow-up column in 20043 found the situation had worsened due to increased teacher exodus, and documented Principal McCaskill's campaign against Alice Alcala, described as one of the city's leading Shakespeare teachers. Alcala had won Brooklyn Tech a $10,000 grant and brought in the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain for student workshops. "When [McCaskill] tried killing her Shakespeare program", Winerip wrote, "she went over his head to the central administration and got it reinstated. The day after she was quoted in news articles criticizing Dr. McCaskill, she received an unsatisfactory classroom observation rating for the first time in 28 years of teaching. She was repeatedly denied access to the auditorium and in June, got an unsatisfactory for the year." Alcala left for Manhattan's Murry Bergtraum High School, where she shortly thereafter brought in $1,800 in grants for Shakespeare education, while at Brooklyn Tech, the article reported, there was no longer any course solely devoted to Shakespeare.
2005 articles in the New York Daily News4 and New York Teacher note that a $10,000 grant obtained by a teacher to refurbish the obsolete radio room has been unused since 2001. New classroom computers were covered in plastic rather than installed because the classrooms had yet to be wired for them.
The Office of Special Investigations of the New York City Department of Education launched an investigation of Dr. McCaskill on February 2, 2006, concerning unpaid enrollment of New Jersey resident McCaskill's daughter in a New York City school, which is illegal for non-residents of the city. On February 6, McCaskill announced his resignation from Brooklyn Tech and agreed to pay $19,441 in restitution.
On February 8, 2006, the Board of Education announced that as of March 1, 2006, Randy Asher, founding principal of the High School for Math, Science and Engineering, will be replacing Dr. McCaskill as interim acting principal. [1] Mr. Asher is no stranger to Tech. He served as Tech's assistant principal in mathematics from 2000-2002 before leaving to start up a new competitive high school. During his time at Tech, as the sequential math Regents was being phased out, the math department had the discretion of creating its own curriculum for the new Math A and Math B Regents. Mr. Asher took the role of ensuring that the curriculum for a specialized high school will not only serve the purpose of preparing the students for the Regents, but also prepare them for higher mathematical ability in the years to come. His understanding of the students' strong ability in math and science led him to create a curriculum that was worthy of being part of a specialized education and was not supposed to be average but challenging regardless of the eventual level of difficulty of the State exam. His return, however, does not guarentee that he will be selected as the permanent principal, but with his previous success in the school, his candidacy will probably be very strongly considered.
Due to the successes in the 90s, the future principal will have a school with the proper infrastructure in place that will propel it from excellence to eminence in the next century. The new principal will be able to erase the slate of the last few years and create a new relationship with the faculty and students, and hopefully help the school advance towards an even better future.
The following is the passage that Tenebrae insists on keeping without input from others:
Tech in the 21st century
Since 2001, Brooklyn Tech has undergone such refurbishing as the renovation of the school's William L. Mack Library entrance, located on the fifth-floor center section. As well, two computer labs were added.
In 2003, The New York Times published an investigative article that noted "longstanding tensions" between the faculty and Principal McCaskill, which "spilled into the open in October, with news reports that several teachers accused him of repeatedly sending sexually explicit e-mail messages from his school computer to staff members".2 The article, by education columnist Michael Winerip, described the principal as autocratic, controlling the school "largely through fear and intimidation", and documented acts of personal vindictiveness toward teachers; severe censorship of the student newspaper and of assigned English texts, including the refusual to let the Pulitzer Prize-finalist novel Continental Drift by Russell Banks be used for a class; and of bureaucratic mismanagement. The aticle also quoted praise from McCaskill's supervising superintendent, Reyes Irizarry, who cited the principal's expansion of music and sports programs.
A follow-up column in 20043 found the situation had worsened due to increased teacher exodus, and documented Principal McCaskill's campaign against Alice Alcala, described as one of the city's leading Shakespeare teachers. Alcala had won Brooklyn Tech a $10,000 grant and brought in the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain for student workshops. "When [McCaskill] tried killing her Shakespeare program", Winerip wrote, "she went over his head to the central administration and got it reinstated. The day after she was quoted in news articles criticizing Dr. McCaskill, she received an unsatisfactory classroom observation rating for the first time in 28 years of teaching. She was repeatedly denied access to the auditorium and in June, got an unsatisfactory for the year." Alcala left for Manhattan's Murry Bergtraum High School, where she shortly thereafter brought in $1,800 in grants for Shakespeare education, while at Brooklyn Tech, the article reported, there was no longer any course solely devoted to Shakespeare.
2005 articles in the New York Daily News4 and New York Teacher note that a $10,000 grant obtained by a teacher to refurbish the obsolete radio room has been unused since 2001. New classroom computers were covered in plastic rather than installed because the classrooms had yet to be wired for them.
The Office of Special Investigations of the New York City Department of Education launched an investigation of Dr. McCaskill on February 2, 2006, concerning unpaid enrollment of New Jersey resident McCaskill's daughter in a New York City school, which is illegal for non-residents of the city. On February 6, McCaskill announced his resignation from Brooklyn Tech and agreed to pay $19,441 in restitution.
On February 8, 2006, the Board of Education named Randy Asher, founding principal of the High School for Math, Science and Engineering, as interim acting principal. Mr. Asher served as Tech's assistant principal in mathematics from 2000-2002 before leaving to start up a new competitive high school.
Classes were held during the 2005 New York City transit strike, though attendance was sparse. The first day of the strike saw an estimated 400 students in attendance (10% of the school population), though the numbers swelled to 800 on the second day, and eventually 1000 went to school on the last day of the strike.[citation needed]
—Preceding unsigned comment added by Becos (talkcontribs) 2006-02-10t00:32:33z
Note. -- Jeandré, 2006-02-12t07:42z

Template for too many red links.

Um, hey. I couldn't find the template which is placed on an article with too many red-links. If you know it, could you tell me? Thanks a lot.La Pizza11 03:55, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Answer. -- Jeandré, 2006-02-14t07:39z

Lord Chelmsford/Gandhi (film).

Re [4] which wasn't very descriptive now that I look at it.

Hello there. I noticed you'd left a comment within Gandhi (film), wondering which Lord Chelmsford was portrayed. The individual in question was Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, who was Viceroy of India from 1916 to 1921. Cheers, Mackensen (talk) 01:13, 17 February 2006 (UTC)
Source? -- Jeandré, 2006-02-17t11:40z

!Kirby Puckett: what incorrect information?

Re [5]

What's your problem? My edit to ther Puckett thread was absolutely 100% legitimate. he died yesterday. As soon as I saw the first report I posted to that effect. Someone decided to revert. I dont appreciarte being termed a vandal when the edit was accurate. 165.230.196.125 14:08, 7 March 2006 (UTC)
Apology. -- Jeandré, 2006-03-07t14:24z
Accepted. 165.230.196.125 17:40, 7 March 2006 (UTC)
[6]

Descriptive edit summaries.

Re revert at Sedbury.

Aside from the pretty clear copyvio, this section was an attack on a person:
It is home to Wyedean School the school attended by Joanna Rowling author of the Harry Potter Books. She lived in the neighbouring village of Tutshill. Her mother worked at the school and her character Professor Snape is said to be based on a teacher of the school called Mr John Nettleship.
While I agree that she did attend Wyedean School, she has never said anything about her basing the character of Severus Snape on anybody. In fact, she addressed this issue when rumors arose about the inspiration for the character Gilderoy Lockhart. Notice how she says "For obvious reasons I am not going to identify the person in question - however irritating he was, he does not deserve that..." She is more consistent than anybody and does not give away her inspirations easily. Here it says "One of the influences for Snape was a 'scary' teacher she had when she was 9 years old (Tutshill, near Chepstow, South Wales)." Conversations with JK Rowling, p.17. She does not mention the name of the teacher and any such mention on Wikipedia is either spiteful or unresearched. That, plus the fact that the person spelled her name wrong made it seem like the editor was uninformed and the edit deserved to be reverted. Next time, however, I will look to retain any good information. Thanks for the message, but I reccomend you suggest to this user to use better (or any) sources to back up his information in the future. JHMM13 (T | C) 19:49, 18 March 2006 (UTC)
Answer. -- Jeandré, 2006-03-18t20:10z
You are, of course, absolutely right. Thanks for the discussion, and I'm glad this is now clarified! JHMM13 (T | C) 20:19, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Sourcing from the Respublika newspaper.

Re: [7]

I'm living in United Kingdom as described in my user page, so I can't help a lot about Respublika newspaper. But thanks for the request wykis 15:05, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Sources for alternative constellations?

E.g. Aries. -- Jeandré, 2006-04-30t16:14z

OK, I have added a "reference" section to each of the alternative constellations: the references are all the same: the book The Stars by H.A. Rey. However, note that this book does not provide any labels for the stars in the constellations except for bright named stars: it does not provide any Bayer or Flamsteed designations. I had to look these up in http://homepage.ntlworld.com/robin.gatter/data/stars_list.htm and more recently in http://www.skymapper.co.uk/html/surf_the_night_sky.html . —AugPi 00:12, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Blocked for Montgomery Academy edit.

Remember me from yesterday? Thanks for taking the time to respond. I kind of need some help from you. I'm as green as they get at Wikipedia. But this needs to be called out. Opinion from this article is being presented as fact on the entry for the school. http://www.greggriffin.com/Editorials/Desegregation.htm

It reads "The Montgomery Academy was founded in 1959. In my opinion it was founded to provide affluent whites the opportunity to avoid sending their kids to an integrated Montgomery Public School."

The wikipedia article draws on that statement alone for its verifiability. And "opinion" becomes fact.

The wikipedia article reads "Founded in 1959 by the city's leading white citizens in response to fears of desegregation efforts in the public schools, the academy has since expanded in both diversity and academics to become one of the top elementary and high schools in Alabama." And later on, the article spells it out further.

How do I get this straightened? The Academy was NOT a segregationist school.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.44.103.111 (talkcontribs) 2006-05-02t20:24:13z

Answer. -- Jeandré, 2006-05-02t21:23z
What is the protocol for when opinion pieces are cited as fact? I feel this is what is happening to the MA article.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.55.206.184 (talkcontribs) 2006-05-03t02:06:15z
Mediation Cabal? -- Jeandré, 2006-05-03t20:09z
For what it's worth, I have repeatedly asked this anonymous editor to provide a reference, any reference, for her view of the school's history. I have provided additional references, including a respected newspaper article quoting the school's headmaster as saying the school was formed b/c of desegregation. Other editors have commented that this article appears to be ballanced. I disagree that mediation is needed when this editor is not meeting one of the basic tenets of Wikipedia (ie, provide references).--Alabamaboy 21:09, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
TINMC. -- Jeandré, 2006-05-04t12:13z

Babylonian gods family tree.

I think that you should move the Babylonian god's family tree to a page of its own, like the page for the family tree of the various Greek deities, so that users could access it easier. Just a friendly suggestion. --The Great Honker 02:01, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Answer. -- Jeandré, 2006-05-08t19:18z

Reduced net access.

I won't have much net access on week days from 2006-05-22/2006-06-092006-06-02, but I'll try to check in at about 11:00z. -- Jeandré, 2006-05-17t10:53z, 2006-05-20t11:55:15z, 2006-06-03t21:28:46z, 2006-06-05 20:15:19

Dewet admin vote.

[South African Bush Telegraph] Hi Jeandré, if you have not yet done so, we could sure use your input on Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Dewet. Thanks! --Jcw69 17:01, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

Vote. -- Jeandré, 2006-05-20t11:51z
Note on browser deleting end of articles. -- Jeandré, 2006-05-28t20:04z

Template barnstar.

Blueprint Barnstar 2.PNG The Template Barnstar
For the creation of the {{LCCN}} template to further proper citation and accurate referencing, I hereby bestow upon you this barnstar. Wear it loudly and wear it proudly! -- Avi 21:17, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Browncoat tone template.

Re [8]

Saw that you'd tagged Browncoat for tone, so I tried to take a stab at improving (looks like some others did too before me), so wanted to see what your opinion on it was now.... Thanks! plange 01:49, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
Removed template after several edits. -- Jeandré, 2006-06-10t12:14z
thanks Jeandre! plange 13:14, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

LCCN template.

Thank you for the barnstar - and creating the LCCN template in the first place. I've used it on a few pages myself since you brought it to my attention. --CBDunkerson 00:31, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

User subpages.

Re OTRS 2006061710008779.

So i am assuming that means that user sub-pages are allowed to contain anything, within reason. Obviously not personal details etc. Simply south 22:04, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
Answer. -- Jeandré, 2006-06-17t22:16z

!Copyright violation at Gelett Burgess.

Re: [9].

[Huh!?!] I don't have the faintest idea what you are referring to. Michael David 21:33, 25 June 2006 (UTC)
Answer. -- Jeandré, 2006-06-25t21:57z
Oh. OK. Michael David 22:03, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

!Lua (martial art) copyright violation.

Re: [10].

[Lua (martial arts), why'd you go all "info-nazi" on the page?] Seriously, if you've got a problem with the Lua (martial arts) page, don't cut it down to a few sentences. Before you "fixed" the page, there were several paragraphs of information, and now there is but one. Doesn't seem lilke much of a "fix" to me.
Granted, I don't have the most intimate knowledge of whether my usage of the about.com stuff constitues copyright violation. As both sites are free distributors of information, I fail to see how this could even be contested. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Amn Kit (talkcontribs) 2006-06-26t18:29:56z
xyzzy_n's answer. -- Jeandré, 2006-06-27t11:00z

Translating Chrząchów and Końskowola.

Hello, maybe you don't know, where is Poland, but could I ask you for translation to Africaans these articles: Chrząchów and Końskowola? I want to show a tragic history of place my parents' origin. For pay for it, I can translate something for you, from English to Polish, f.e. about South Africa: its history, politic, geography... Bocianski 07:21, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Done, Biko request. -- Jeandré, 2006-07-01t19:15z
I hope pl version is good. Please only correct af:Końskowola - translate simply Zagloba sentence into Africaans. In book, during one meeting with friend on the pub in Końskowola exactly, Mr Zagloba two times dallied for reason beer, so it was extremly poor :) Of course, it's only litteracy fiction, but very good know in Poland. I've corrected name this book in af. Bocianski 21:09, 1 July 2006 (UTC)
Done. -- Jeandré, 2006-07-02t08:56z

South African Farmer Murders.

Hallo Jeandré.

Dit lyk my jy's die tipe beginselvaste persoon wat belang sal stel in die artikel South African Farmer Murders. Dis altyd goed om 'n paar koel koppe op 'n kontroversiële onderwerp te hê. --Slashme 10:00, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Ombudsman: OTRS queue.

Re [11]

Hey, I have only just seen your message as I have been on wikibreak and not paying much attention. Can you fill me in on what is happening? Cheers, - Cartman02au 09:41, 30 July 2006 (UTC)
Answer. -- Jeandré, 2006-07-30t10:01z

Athletics Nation.

Re [12]

Please see Talk:Athletics Nation. -- --Kgg 06:38, 5 August 2006 (UTC)
Mediation cabal case link. -- Jeandré, 2006-08-05t08:17z

Name translation.

Hi There! Can you translate my name in what language you know please, and then post it Here. I would be very grateful if you do (if you know another language apart from English and the ones on my userpage please feel free to post it on) P.S. all th translations are in alpahbetical order so when you add one please put it in alpahbetical order according to the language. Can you update the count when you add one and respond on my talk page. Thanks!!! Abdullah Geelah 17:19, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

I don't think it would be translated if used in Afrikaans — simply staying "Abdullah Geelah". -- Jeandré, 2006-08-06t19:33

!Catholic Encyclopaedia copy/pastes.

Re: [13] and [14].

Both the Wikipedia article on Catholic Encyclopaedia and the existence of a special template " This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. " for its source references clearly state that it is, inevitably because of its age, in the public domain. There is a long-running project to systematically enter all its data, thousands of pages have already been included in Wikipedia by many users, and I never saw a single one of the hundres on my watchlist undone just on your copyvio line of thought which if true should apply to the bulk of them. If you have any problems with this, then challenge the page and template, though I can't see the foggiest reason to do so.
If you have specific content objections, that's a different matter, but utterly vague referals to hopelessly general policy pages don't even begin to give a clue - precise points could be most interesting and worthy of consideration, quite possibly leading to constructive alterations, but I can't guess them. I look forward to learning something from your objections and observations on content page's talk pages, and/or from specific content edits. Fastifex 05:18, 10 August 2006 (UTC)
Answers. -- Jeandré, 2006-08-10t11:18z

Stubs for $49.

Re [15] and [16].

Thanks for the tip; we'll definitely be covering it in this week's issue. Flcelloguy (A note?) 21:01, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2006-08-14/Wikimercenaries -- Jeandré, 2006-08-15t13:18z

Wiki help in Nigeria?

Re [17].

I saw your post on the Africa regional notice board about needing someone's help in Nigeria. The post you linked to on the Foundation list didn't mention anything about it, tho. I'd be glad to help out, depending on what you're looking for. Rjhatl 15:23, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
Link correction, answer. -- Jeandré, 2006-08-20t15:43z

Linking dates.

Re [18] [19]

Like with most things in my life, I won't pretend to understand the mechanics or even purpose of this system, but I'll accept it as something that I shouldn't interfer with. But thanks for helping me understand my mistakes, nonetheless. --Bacteria 17:36, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Image:Star of life.svg

Re [20].

I have removed the {{prod}} tag from Image:Star of life.svg, which you proposed for deletion, because the page you proposed for deletion was not an article. If you still feel the page should be deleted, please don't add the {{prod}} template back to it, as proposed deletion is only for articles. Instead, consider using Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion for this page. In some cases, a speedy deletion criterion may apply. Thanks! --Signed and Sealed, JJJJust (T C) 21:35, 17 September 2006 (UTC)
Thanks and fix link. -- Jeandré, 2006-09-18t11:21z

Citation required at W. Patrick Lang.

Re [21].

Re: [22] I'm curious about the "citation needed" added to his page. Why was it added? There's some concern on his weblog that it was an underhanded attempt to smear his record by suggesting there was doubt as to the veracity of his awards. The thread is here [23], I thought you might like to post your POV on this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.64.223.203 (talkcontribs) 2006-09-18t01:01:16z
Reply to blog was rejected. Rejected message copied to article talk page. -- Jeandré, 2006-09-18t21:41z
Reply was eventually posted despite a personal email earlier saying nothing I write will be allowed on the blog. -- Jeandré, 2006-09-19t11:44z
The ~33000 is probably the number of articles with requests, not the requests, so the number of requests is higher. The blog post and comments were later deleted, but it's still available in Google's cache. -- Jeandré, 2006-09-28t20:33z

Maraba Coffee.

Hello! As you're a Wikipedian interested in African topics, I'm writing to notify you that the Maraba Coffee article is now a 'Featured Article Candidate'. Please feel free to evaluate the article and write your support or opposition at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates. Thanks — SteveRwanda 15:07, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

South African Farmer Murders title.

Hi. There is a proposal to rename the article. As a previous contributor to the discussion page you might want to give your input at Talk:South African Farmer Murders#Proposed page move to South African farm attacks. Zunaid 08:48, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

2006-07-27T18:41:19 proposal. -- Jeandré, 2006-09-21t19:38z
Hi Jeandré - The poll is now open, and your vote is appreciated. The straw poll is here. Please also pass this message on to others you think would be interested. Thank you! Cheers, Jason Lionchow - Talk 08:29, 26 September 2006 (UTC)
Vote. -- Jeandré, 2006-09-28t20:16z

!Changing attribution for an edit, editing Wikipedia:Contact us/other.

[error on your part?] Why did you remove my question? It was not answered, I checked it just a few moments ago. -- Minaker —Preceding unsigned comment added by Minaker (talkcontribs) 2006-09-28t19:42:17z (Originally posted to user page instead of talk page)

Answered on 2006-09-28t19:27:00z on user's talk page, question removed from Wikipedia:Contact_us/other on 2006-09-28t19:38:39z, pointing to answer on user's talk page, removed question from Wikipedia:Contact_us/other again. -- Jeandré, 2006-09-28t20:12z
Sorry if I posted that question in the wrong place, but the link you provided does not sufficiently answer my question. It says that in order to consolidate the two contribution lists, I have to redirect the old one into the new. All well and good except for the facts that in order to redirect a page, you have to edit a redirect command into that page -- and user contribution pages are apparently un-editable. So the directions there are really not helpful at all. If you do not want to answer my question yourself, and you don't want me to post the question where it was, can you at least point me to the right place to post it so someone can eventually give me an answer? I love Wikipedia, but navigating through its help section can be a nightmare. -- Minaker —Preceding unsigned comment added by Minaker (talkcontribs) 2006-09-28t20:26:59z
Answer. -- Jeandré, 2006-09-29t11:45z

Offline October 2006.

Offline October 2006. -- Jeandré, 2006-09-30t21:23z
Back. Moved message from top of page.-- Jeandré, 2006-10-28t12:39z

Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Ed Poor 2

This case is now closed and the results have been published at the link above.

Ed Poor is placed on Probation. He may be banned from any article or set of articles by an uninvolved administrator for disruptive editing, such as edit warring, original research, and POV forking. All bans are to be logged at Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Ed Poor 2#Log of blocks and bans.

For the Arbitration Committee. Arbitration Committee Clerk, FloNight 13:59, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

LoC ISBN search.

Greetings! I saw your name on the talk page for the {{LCCN}} template. I'm wondering if a similar template can be made to search LC by ISBN. Any ideas? Cheers, Pegship 03:31, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Answer. -- Jeandré, 2006-11-01t11:54z

!Human Rights Day - update for 2006

Re : [24]. Sorry for my limited abilities in english. You kept references to events and statements that all date back from 2004. I feel my updating is appropriate. -- XavierV 07:59, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

XavierV2 deleted previous events again. So, front page like article with only the latest info it is. -- Jeandré, 2006-12-10t08:37z
Here is what I really changed I agree we should include other references to what is going today, for instance with Amnesty. But I am not as fluent in english as required. -- XavierV 08:48, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

"new messages" joke.

Re [25]

Ok, I'll remove it. | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 10:19, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
Thanks.

OTRS intro.

Re: [26].

Hi - I've replied on the OTRS page, but if there's a backlog, I'm happy to start now (/me can multitask :)). Thanks, Martinp23 20:24, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
Reply. -- Jeandré, 2006-12-17t20:57z
OK, thanks - I've added the channel to my autojoin, so I'll be in there whenever I'm online. Thanks, Martinp23 21:20, 17 December 2006 (UTC) And I'll be sure to do that homework :)

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[Trouble Editing Article] Hi, I have added some info on the article Bharatanatyam. However, I do not see it anymore. However, when I go to the edit page, I see it there. Also, when editing, and clicking on Show preview, it does not show the whole article. Can you help me? Here is the paragraph that I am talking about:

Surviving texts of the golden age of Tamil literature and poetry known during the Sangam Age such as the Tolkappiyam, as well as the later Silappadikaram, testify to a variety of dance traditions which flourished in these times. The latter work is of particular importance, since one of its main characters, the courtesan Madhavi, is a highly accomplished dancer. The Silappadikaram is a mine of information of ancient Tamil culture and society, in which the arts of music and dance were highly developed and played a major role. Surviving texts of the golden age of Tamil literature and poetry known during the Sangam Age such as the Tolkappiyam, as well as the later Silappadikaram, testify to a variety of dance traditions which flourished in these times. The latter work is of particular importance, since one of its main characters, the courtesan Madhavi, is a highly accomplished dancer. The Silappadikaram is a mine of information of ancient Tamil culture and society, in which the arts of music and dance were highly developed and played a major role.[1]

-- Wiki Raja 03:36, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Answer. -- Jeandré, 2006-12-21t08:54z

Colombian murder rates 2004/2005.

Re [27]

Thanks for your message, I've made a few edits in response. The 44.62 figure appears on page 4 of the CCR2005. The UN document does not cite it (unlike the 2005 number, which it explicitly does), but it includes a graph on page 18 that places it within the same rough range. I've also added a link to another source pointing to a 44.X figure for 2004 (it mentions both 44.7 and 44.2), but it's a less authoritative one than either the CNP or the UN (though part of the FS&D team worked on the UN study and is credited as such). I do agree with adding a 2005 column, if possible. As for the decade tables, either way is perfectly valid, but perhaps having the table with the latest overall information at the top might indeed make the list more user friendly, so to speak. Juancarlos2004 18:40, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

WikiQuiz.

Re [28]

You're almost there. You are missing an answer, and one other answer is not what I was thinking of but I'll give it to you anyway. That is, if you get question three. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Goyston (talkcontribs) 2006-12-27t19:42:58z
Reply. -- Jeandré, 2006-12-27t19:56z
Glad you liked it. Emoticon grin.png --Goyston (talk) (contribs) 20:22, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Unacceptable comments on Talk:Dravidian_people.

Hi,

I would like to know to whom or where to report racial messages. If you are the one, the individual's user name is User:ARYAN818 and the site of the page is [29] —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Wiki Raja (talkcontribs) 06:33, 29 December 2006 (UTC).

Sorry I forgot to sign my name. Regards. Wiki Raja 06:46, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Answer. -- Jeandré, 2006-12-29t08:18z
    • ^ Kliger, George. Bharata Natyam in Cultural Perspective. New Delhi: Manohar American Insitute of Indian Studies. pp. p.2. ISBN 81-7304-034-6.