User talk:Jokes Free4Me

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Re: Stroop effect[edit]

I have replied on my talk page.

i.e., here, about this edit to Stroop effect. -- Jokes Free4Me

Also, it looks like no one has welcomed you to Wikipedia yet...

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Template:User girlfriend[edit]

Hi, I notice that you are using Template:User girlfriend, which has been moved to {{User:UBX/girlfriend}}. The link currently being used on your page is a cross-namespace redirect and will probably not last. It may be advisable to change the link. Thanks. —Mira 01:20, 5 June 2006 (UTC) vote[edit]


A inceput un vot pentru stergerea "Wikipediei Moldovenesti", o creatie a unui American, cu origini suspecte in Basarabia si care nu vorbeste limba wikipediei la care pretinde a fi sysop. Il cheama Node ue si pentru a crea impresia ca lumea doreste aceasta wikipedie, a apelat la toti utilizatorii rusi care au venit sa voteze de partea lui desi nu cunosc bine subiectul si li s-a spus ca voteaza pentru supravietuirea alfabetului chirilic. Asa a ajuns ca votul sa fie 31 pentru stergerea Mo wiki, si 42 impotriva stergerii - deci in alte cuvinte pentru pastrarea wikipediei in limba "moldoveneasca". Vino si voteaza aici[1] , ca sa sergem acesta creatura cu miros bolshevic, care insulta toti romanii de pe ambele maluri ale Prutului. Node ue le-a spus rusilor sa traduca mesajul lui in limba rusa si sa-l transmita mai departe. Trimite si tu mesajul acesta la toti utilizatorii romani-unionisti sau romani-moldoveni unionisti pe care-i cunosti pe sau Dapiks 23:47, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter[edit]

The more I think about it, answers to questions won't be a bad idea in most cases. We're going for critical commentary and so some questions should be somewhat open, but more factual ones can be answered. We really want the reader to think since the Guide is about analysis and commentary and not facts. I can't stress enough that we stay away from Wikipedia-style articles since the Guide cannot work like a macropedia. A lot of lengthy discussion, like of the VfD type, has been devoted towards making sure the Guide is not like an encyclopedia. If you dislike that Wikipedia dump, then remove it or edit it down. Most of my time is spent enforcing standards and styles so I don't work on content as much. I haven't read through the piece but if it's bad, cut it out if you like. You're doing excellent work so far. Remember to keep a lot of professionalism in your writing since we want this to be like a Cliff's Notes for HP. Thanks! -Matt 21:24, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Now I see what you mean regarding the article. Also be careful with including original research on Wikibooks as well. We don't want to get too off the wall. Could you re-link me to the text? I'll go through it and see what I can do with it. Also, a very large VfD discussion for the Guide occurred about a year ago here. The book should not have been listed to begin, but many of its issues are covered there. The book is not meant for describing fun little facts about characters and places and is not really interested in fan-like trivia. A minimal amount of descriptive information should be included in the overview sections, and that is just the minimum needed for the other sections to flow properly. The analysis and interaction sections of pages are where the book's purpose really is. See the project standards section to get a better feel on some of the sections. The Guide cannot look like a macropedia. We want analysis, not long lists of facts. Wikipedia and other sites can cover fact lists. We want a professional analysis tool. Cliff's Notes are guides to literary works such as Shakespearean plays and complex novels. The Guide is meant to be like Cliff's Notes, a literary tool. -Matt 14:07, 1 July 2006 (UTC)
Never mind about the link. I found it. -Matt 14:10, 1 July 2006 (UTC)


I understand your thoughts about Hallowe'en versus Halloween. However: The edition of the books that I have, and that I am working from, is the Canadian / British edition, and in that edition, chapter 10 of the Philosopher's Stone is entitled "Hallowe'en" with the apostrophe, and that usage is the same throughout the book. I do not know if the same is true of chapter 10 of The Sorcerer's Stone (which would be the US edition). -- Wikibooks Chazz

I can't see any mention of Hallowe[']en in HP6 -- it seems to jump straight from the Quidditch match in Felix Felicis, which appears to be late October, to mid-November, without stopping. -- Wikibooks Chazz

Venemous Tentacula[edit]

Yes, I know it's misspelled... but that is how it is spelled in the book. I checked, because it bugged me as well.

Shall I leave it as is, or change it back to what the book has? -- Wikibooks Chazz

Hmm. Okay; what version of the book (Chamber of Secrets) are you working from? I don't have mine here at the moment; I'll post my version tonight. I think this discussion should be on the Venomous Tentacula talk page... I'll post it there. -- Wikibooks Chazz

Chapter analysis[edit]

I'll grant you that some of the stuff that I deleted is not found immediately anywhere else -- but Hogwarts having four houses is in the Sorting Hat chapter, and the characteristics of the four houses are, or should be, linked from there. Granted, that makes for additional clicking, so I will be putting some of that stuff back in as I re-visit the chapters in question, today or tomorrow.

My understanding is that Matt sees the Half-Blood Prince book as the skeleton to follow, and that has no analysis on the book page. Basically, that's what I'm aiming for as well. -- Wikibooks Chazz

Chapter names[edit]

You are very welcome. But that one was very quick... just a matter of having two screens and a good mouse. WithinFocus says he'll change the chapters to their names throughout when he gets time; I'm too lazy to think that's a good idea, I have always preferred the idea of typing "Chapter_14" to "Norbert_the_Norwegian_Ridgeback"... but even so I can see that it makes more sense in an interWiki way. Chazz 06:23, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

Tom the grate[edit]

Is there a reason why you restored a vandalizing user's random dump of text on my usertalk page on Wikibooks? The vandal received repeated requests to stop what he was doing and has now been blocked from Wikibooks for two weeks. Blanking a Sandbox page is considered routine procedure and the action was made after the user ceased his edits on the site. I don't see a point to restoring his vandalism. -Matt 12:43, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Good work on the Guide[edit]

Good work dealing with a lot of the poor-quality edits that come into the Muggles' Guide. Certain users come along and add such terrible content additions sometimes, and I've seen that you've recently seen a new user's edits and cleaned them up to standards. I'm busy doing that most of the time and so I don't add new content as much, so now that other intelligent people are on-board we can distribute the load. Since you're pretty active at Wikibooks, I'm hoping I can just start leaving these messages on your talk page there instead of having to transfer here. -Matt 12:27, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Gibraltar Currency[edit]

Current location on the corresponding UserTalk. -- Jokes Free4Me

I see you changed the Gibraltar currency to GIP

Although there is an ISO code allocated to Gibraltar, in practice the currency is the Pound Sterling. You cannot actually buy GIP, there are no notes or coins issued in it, the ones in circulation are marked 'Pound Sterling'

At one time Barclays bank maintained a myth about coverting 'Gibraltar pounds' to sterling and were forced to repay the commission charged as it was a scam.

Your edit regarding FIFA is interesting, but does not seem to display correctly.

--Gibnews 08:35, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your support on the 3RR issue, its my view the large Spanish text was posted to provoke a dispute, however things seem to have quietened down since.

The pound in my pocket, and bank account, is certainly not expressed in GIP. I have an old note somewhere which may be, but its obsolete. --Gibnews

Wikipedia:Reference desk/Mathematics#Completeness[edit]

You're right. Sorry, I meant Uniform[-1/2,1/2] :) I have updated the article on completeness also with this example. Cheers --Hirak 99 12:04, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

List of Bucharesters[edit]

Why, yes, please do go on adding dates! - Jmabel | Talk 16:34, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Talk:Fuck (disambiguation)[edit]

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Cyril Théréau[edit]

Hi, I made a vorbis file for the pronunciation on that article. About this sound pronunciation . You can ask me if you need any more, they are very fast to make, I can do French with a kind of neutral/Parisian accent, and English with a neutral English accent. Both are my mother tongues. Jackaranga 07:20, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks from The ONe (10014derek)[edit]

Thanks for noting that I accidently put the superscript there. Youré right, it was an great blunder... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 10014derek (talkcontribs)

NB: That was about this edit. -- Jokes Free4Me 17:15, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

Avoiding redirects is not necessarily a good thing[edit]

In view of your recent edits regarding the generalized continuum hypothesis, I would like to bring to your attention the following Wikipedia:Redirect#Don't fix links to redirects that aren't broken. Not only did you waste system resources, but you made it more difficult for future editors, if and when someone creates an article "Generalized continuum hypothesis" which is separate from the existing "Continuum hypothesis" article. JRSpriggs 07:11, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

I changed the redirect itself to point to that section, which is what you should have done. But changing the various links in the articles back would probably cost too much to justify it. So I recommend that you do nothing more, but just regard this as a lesson not to do something similar in the future. JRSpriggs 07:36, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Alina Vacariu[edit]

Thanks for your translation. Regards, Wyglif SMS 15:40, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Muggles' guide: map of the school locations[edit]


Just to let you know, I am asking for some feedback on the Muggle's Guide, basically on the return of the map of the possible locations of the 3 wizarding schools in Europe (it was deleted from the common). The link [2] describes my thoughts, and opens the discussion.

The main question is: how much speculation can we allow ourselves in this book? Please, leave a comment if you wish to.

Thanks --Lgriot 23:04, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

Hartlaub's Bustard[edit]

Thanks for pointing out that I need to correct the caption at Lissotis. Soon, very soon. —JerryFriedman 14:12, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome. Sorry i couldn't help more.
PS my intrusion, and the concern.


I removed AVG because it's no longer available, and had been commented out for the past 7 months anyway. --OnoremDil 15:15, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

Plain Old Data[edit]

You've got a point, The article could use a little more info about the concept of POD. Nice catch. decltype 19:35, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

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Dr Pepper reference[edit]

How do you figure I deleted it? I don't see that in the history. Please reply here. - Denimadept (talk) 21:19, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

I specifically mentioned the revision number where that happened: 302120435. Anyone can check my statement by looking at the particular revision and the diff with the one before it. What made me look for it was that in yesterday's revision, the Reference section contained at #5: "^ Cite Error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named thefreelibrary1." I never said it was a bad-faith act, but you probably didn't realize that the named ref you removed was also used somewhere else... -- Jokes Free4Me (talk) 08:45, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Please refer to my question.[edit]

HOOTmag (talk) 15:59, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

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Eşti invitat(ă) la Proiectul de chimie de pe [3]! --Alex17nico (talk) 00:05, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

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Fwiw, that was about Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative/Action#Open_questions. My contribution was pretty minimal, though, so i don't think i really deserve a star for it... -- Jokes Free4Me (talk) 23:11, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

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Robert Crumb[edit]

I'm not sure how that happened, but there doesn't appear to be much about Crumb's style in the ref I accidentally left in that section. Crumb, of all people, needs a section discussing his style, so I've replaced it (for now) with an {{Empty section}} template. Curly Turkey (gobble) 20:36, 11 March 2013 (UTC)


jokes-u r mistaken. u hvnt corrected anything iv wrote on orion. iv never added anything to it. wrong person. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:46, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

NB: This is probably about a revert of mine, and IMO it indicates an unregistered user who doesn't get how IP-based attribution works... -- Jokes Free4Me (talk) 10:51, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

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 Done -- Jokes_Free4Me (talk) 22:23, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

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