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Anarchism: Nashville connection to Haymarket affair

Ryan, I have just found an item in an 1886 Nashville newspaper indicating that Adolph Fischer, an anarchist ultimately hanged for a supposed role in the Haymarket bombing that year, had spent time in Nashville and was the brother of a local printer.

Just asking because I know you have interests in both Nashville history and 19th-century anarchist movements: Do you know whether anyone has covered this connection in past historiography. I'm thinking of featuring it in my weekly history column at NashvillePost.com.

All best, Tom

Tom Wood (talk) 04:41, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Chester Cathedral at dusk 2

Would you care to look at edit 2 and see if it's an improvement? --Joopercoopers (talk) 12:44, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Interview of sorts

As you have been involved in Wikipedia for a substantial length of time (relative to most wikipedians I know!) and have been willing to enter into controversial disputes, I was wondering if you would be willing to let me "interview" you over email for my Wikimania paper. I am planning on writing a paper on "online collaborative writing". I'm trying to collect as many perspectives as possible. I would really appreciate it! Awadewit | talk 01:48, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

GGB Reflection in Raindrops

Hi, Kaldari, Avter you voted for the image GGB Reflection in Raindrops it was added to refraction article. I've also added it to lens article. If you saw it and still stay with your vote, it is of course absolutely fine, but, if you have not seen it yet, may I please ask you to take a look and maybe reconsider your vote. Thanks.--Mbz1 (talk) 21:41, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Thank you.--Mbz1 (talk) 01:10, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Gennaro Rubino (cont.)

Thanks for that...I have seen her today and will pass it on to her. I think she is as much in the dark about dates as I am...I presume the family are descended fom him when he was here early in life. From what I gather about him he would've been quite capable of abandoning them for some greater cause. Jack1956 (talk) 12:11, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Hi again, I kept asking her for any info from the family, but she never got back to me. My guess is that they don't actually know very much apart from the basics. Jack1956 (talk) 07:54, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Spoke to her again. All she knows is that her grandmother was a Rubino and that her aunt and uncle did the research and found the connection. I asked if she had access to that reserach and she said that she did not. Jack1956 (talk) 18:22, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Deletion of images

Do you know how to delete images? I know nothing and have tried to delete this image, but I think I messed it up big time. It is an image that is not of Mary Shelley (it is some unknown person). Since we can't identify it as anyone, I see no reason to have it around labeled as "Mary Shelley" confusing everyone. Can you fix what I messed up? Sorry! Awadewit | talk 19:12, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar of Mayhem!!

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On behalf of Murder, Madness, and Mayhem, this barnstar is to thank you for your hard work and patience in motivating, mentoring, and moulding the work of student editors, and helping them to achieve excellence in research and writing. For all your support, encouragement, and contributions. Thank you so much!
On behalf of the entire class of UBC's SPAN312. --jbmurray (talk|contribs) 01:08, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

CAMERA

Thanks for finding the relevant quotes. Jayjg (talk) 00:06, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Seeking your advice on usage of flag icon

Under my talk page I am in a discussion regarding the proper use of flag icons on article. Initially, I placed the flag on the intro sections for 2 US presidential candidates. Another wiki user TVOZ advised me to not use these flag icons on any individual articles because they could be viewed as too political and against NPOV. I asked him why the flag icon exists if users should not use them (waiting response). I see you have worked on this issue and wanted to see your advice on the proper usage on the flag icon. Prior to TVOZ comment to me, I had added the flag to a Nigerian politician, Austrian politician, 2 American publishers, and a British art historian. Your advise is appreciated. It is me i think (talk) 20:06, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for helping me better understand the flag icon use policy. It is me i think (talk) 20:21, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia Takes Nashville

Hi, I've already sent you a general e-mail through the 'e-mail this user' function. So you should check whatever e-mail that points to. I'll also send you another e-mail with contact info for who I talked with at O'Reilly Media and addressing your other questions.--Pharos (talk) 00:52, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Did you get my e-mails? I would like to correspond with you more, if I can help.--Pharos (talk) 20:36, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
The Goals page looks great, but should consider adding more items if you can (you only have about 60). I'm concerned though, about the level of organization; have you approached other people and local institutions yet (as I mentioned in my e-mail)?. You should also put a request on Wikipedia:Geonotice, and write in to the weekend sections of local newspapers and magazines. I see you have a Facebook page, but you should be aware that only a small percentage of Facebook signups will actually come (speaking from our experience). You might consider delaying a month or two so that you can establish a good organization, advertise well, and ensure a good participation. Thanks.--Pharos (talk) 20:24, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
OK, it's great you've made those contacts, I hope you can improve on our experience. I really do think you should make that request for Wikipedia:Geonotice, a great tool which can notify every Wikipedian in your region on their watchlists. And by the way, do you understand all the crazy templates and stuff I did on Commons?--Pharos (talk) 22:44, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
{{WTM}} creates a template showing an image is part of the project, attributing it to the right team, putting it in a category for that team's pictures, and putting an appropriate license tag on.
{{WTMid}} inputs a code number and outputs an article name. We decided the make a code number for every location ahead of time, so you can write this simple number on the index card when you're taking the "context photograph", and also using that number when you upload the picture.
{{WTMtag}} uses the article name in {{WTMid}} to produce a template showing the subject of the picture, and categorizing it appropriately.
Does this make sense?--Pharos (talk) 23:49, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
Hi again. Have you tried Commonist? Also, you might be interested in our point system, which gave 5 extra points if you got an interior shot as well as an exterior shot (the baseline was 10 points for the near goals, and 20 points for the far goals). By the way, I've e-mailed Gmaxwell a couple of times now; I'm not sure what's delaying him.--Pharos (talk) 00:58, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
You might want to contact this Nashville blogger, who has run a sort of online photo contest for a couple of years. She might help you publicize this to the Nashville blog-reading community.--Pharos (talk) 01:00, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
If you have any last questions about the technicalities of uploading the and tagging the images (I notice you haven't created any templates), or anything else, I'd be glad to help from my experience; keep in mind that Commonist is a great tool, but it doesn't work perfectly 100% of the time, and you might have to re-upload a picture or two. By, the way, do you understand the thing at Wikipedia:Wikipedia Takes The City about renaming the files so they show up in the right order? Someone wrote a Mac program for us to do this, and I guess I could try to e-mail it to you if you want it.
Also, you might advertise on Upcoming. I've tried multiple times to contact Gmaxwell about Geonotice, but unfortunately I can't reach him. Best of luck on Saturday!--Pharos (talk) 03:46, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
You could also put a blurb at Going.--Pharos (talk) 17:53, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Images and accuracy

Hi. No, I don't think you're harassing me. I see the point you are trying to make and I completely agree with you that images on Wikipedia should be as accurate as possible. The thing is, I think you're sometimes seeing things that aren't there, like the assumption that I used HDRI on an image when I didn't. You're making big assumptions about the accuracy of an image without having been there at the time and perhaps without fundamental understanding of photography (as you alluded to). Now I know that a layman should be able to use common sense to determine when something looks realistic or not, and sometimes it is obvious and possible. Grossly exaggerated colour saturation to make a photo look 'pretty' is easy to spot, as is overdone HDR tone mapping such as this. But most of my photos are not significantly processed at all, beyond brightening and enhancing contrast where it is weak. This is not falsification of a scene. Technically a camera is inherently incapable of capturing all data from a scene accurately - it does processing internally to turn signals into images. There will always be situations where extra processing is necessary.

We could always argue back and forth about what looks accurate and what doesn't, and nobody could ever prove or another who was right. It seems as though you associate documentary photography as being unprocessed and 'pure', but this is definitely not the case. Of course documentary photographers are not going to include or remove content from a scene (and when they do, they're in big trouble), but they will enhance existing detail to ensure that it stands out.

Anyway, I could go on and on, and I will take on board your wish that post-processing be toned down, but if I'm faced with the choice between losing detail in the highlights or shadows (because a single exposure cannot capture it or because the camera's default response curve means it is lost), I will continue to do my best to recover it. Isn't THAT commitment to the accuracy of a scene, given that our eyes capture more dynamic range than a camera can? In my opinion, putting up with whatever the default settings of a camera spit out is putting up with mediocrity. Diliff | (Talk) (Contribs) 09:42, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Unprotecting Israel (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

Bad idea - a) you're wheel warring, b) the creator of the "unprotect TFA" rule let it slide, and c) the article's a vandalism magnet. Sceptre (talk) 21:36, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Israel

Hi there. I noticed you de-protected the main page article. There's a discussion on ANI you may be interested in. Best, --Bfigura (talk) 21:36, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image (Image:Birth Control cover.jpg)

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Thanks for uploading Image:Birth Control cover.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Do you want to opt out of receiving this notice? Aspects (talk) 02:14, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Rejecting obsolete

Yes, I do routinely mark these obsolete pages as rejected. Rejected is a harsh term but it is the tag we use for proposals which have not been accepted. Please read the policy page on proposals. I typically prune old proposals each month or the list of proposals becomes clogged and worthless. If your proposal has died out you might want to advertise it at the Village pump or at related project pages. Good luck! --Kevin Murray (talk) 22:49, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Silence and consensus

Wikipedia:Silence and consensus is an essay. I've asked for feedback at the Burma project. I've no objection to your proposal, but I do have an objection to your actions and sensitivities around this, so I will now become more involved. --Kevin Murray (talk) 23:04, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Well, having faith works both ways, and your status as an Admin holds no weight in this discussion. You could have just reverted the routine tagging and be done with it, but now you've made it an unpleasant issue. Just show a bit of support for tagging it as a guideline and be happy. Cheers! --Kevin Murray (talk) 23:18, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Burma

I entirely agree with your comments on the recent name change of the article "Burma" to "Myanmar." I do not understand how one person, acting unilaterally and without democratic support, can change the name of an entire country. And I'm talking about both Nichalp and the Burmese Military Junta here. Incidentally, the "Straw Poll" Nichalp used to justify his decision now stands at 17 votes each. Where does that leave us?Angstriddenyouth (talk) 19:38, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Rewards

Hey, that would be fine as long as you're definitely sure you're willing to honour the commitment (it would be a bit awkward if someone made an FA and didn't get the reward they were promised!). Does your offer include other currencies (i.e. the equivalent of $10 in whatever currency)? naerii - talk 20:54, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Well then that's awesome - thank you for your generosity! :) I'll make a note on the page now. I will probably be expanding the list slightly in the future (to one more column) - please watchlist the page and let me know if you have a problem with any of the additions. Thanks again! naerii - talk 21:09, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggstion! The list there was just a few things that came off the top of my head. I'm going to revise it in a bit and it should hopefully be something along the lines of countries, important events and the cultures of Africa, Asia and (maybe) Latin America. Things like the Second Congo War. I just recently started flicking through high priority articles in areas of systemic bias lately and was absolutely amazed by the breadth of our shortcomings. I'm having to contain myself and not make the list a massive huge thing :) Is there a limit that you'd like the list to stick at? Feel free to edit it yourself! naerii - talk 21:22, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
I agree. What do you think of the current list? :) naerii - talk 21:46, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Uploading now...

commons:Category:Images from Wikipedia Takes Nashville by EVula. I'm on image #40 of 211... oy vey. Thanks for mentioning Commonist; this would take forever if I hadn't been using it. Yeesh. EVula // talk // // 01:42, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

GA Review of Ethiopia

Kind of having problems with the article. The problems are listed here. miranda 21:49, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

I think you need a peer review before having me evaluate this article. miranda 03:49, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Authorization for CountryBot?

Hi, User:CountryBot was identified on WP:UAA as an account ending in "-bot" that was not an authorized bot. It does not appear in Wikipedia:Bots/Status or Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval. I have blocked it until this is cleared up. Please advise. --MCB (talk) 19:33, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply - I've unblocked the bot. Its user page made it look like it was in operation, and I searched through the status and approval request pages and saw no mention of it. You might want to note its status (testing, pending approval, etc.) on its user page during the approval process. Best regards, MCB (talk) 23:36, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

FAR for Mercury (planet)

FYI. Thanks again for all of your help on this project. UltraExactZZ Claims ~ Evidence 02:10, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

DOI bot

Hi, I've disabled the bot's automatic mode while I fix the bug. Could you please unblock the bot to make debugging (in userspace) easier? Thanks, Smith609 Talk 16:22, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar!

Real Life Barnstar.jpg The Real-Life Barnstar
For your leadership and initiative in Wikipedia Takes Nashville, and for expanding the Wikipedia Takes The City concept to the honky-tonks and cultural centers of the Music City.--Pharos (talk) 00:54, 10 June 2008 (UTC)


By the way, if you would like to put a report about the event at our US Wikimedia on-the-ground blog Wiki Northeast (the name choice is historical, we're really interested in the whole country), we'd be glad to have you. If you want, you can just e-mail me and I'll make a guest post (it doesn't have to be long) under your name. Thanks.--Pharos (talk) 17:05, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Tank schematic FPC

Hi Kaldari, would you like to revisit Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Tank schematic diagram? It would be much appreciated. Dhatfield (talk) 12:47, 10 June 2008 (UTC)


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Disambiguation page cleanup bot

Hi, on Wikipedia:Bot_requests#Bot_needed_to_clean_up_50.2C000.2B_disambiguation_pages, you mentioned that you might be able to help implement a disambiguation page cleanup bot, and you asked for some specific rules of what the bot should do.

The bot would hopefully be able to check all 100,000 DAB pages, removing periods from the end of entries, removing categories, converting numbered lists to bulleted lists, commenting out external links and references sections, and in those cases where it would be possible for the bot to do so, removing extra blue links and inappropriate piping of article titles.

I believe all of this could be done by following simple rules. Such as:

If a line begins with a "#", replace that with a "*". (numbered list to bulleted list)

If a line begins with a *, and ends with a period or comma or semicolon, removed the period, comma, or semicolon.

If an external link is found anywhere on the page, comment it out.

If a category is found which is not contained in (list of acceptable categories), remove it.

For the removal of piping and the removal of extra links from entries, both of these will only be done on lines beginning with a "*". In both cases, it would be necessary to look for linked terms which contain the title of the disambiguation page. So, if the page is x or x (disambiguation):

If an entry (line beginning with a "*") has exactly one linked term with x in it, and that term is piped in such a way that [[blah blah containing the word x, whatever]] becomes [[blah blah containing the word x, whatever|blah blah containing the word x]], then remove the piping. Similarly, if [[blah blah containing the word x(whatever)]] is piped into [[blah blah containing the word x(whatever)|blah blah containing the word x]], remove the piping.

The removal of extra blue links will be done in a similar fashion. If the page is x or x (disambiguation):

If an entry has exactly one blue linked term with x in it, and if there are other blue or redlinked terms in the entry, then de-link the other terms in the entry.

I'm unsure of exactly how difficult it would be to spot whether a linked term was blue-linked or not, I'm guessing it would be necessary to look at the html code of the page, rather than just having the bot hit the edit button and look at that text.

So, do you have the interest (and capability, and time, and so on) to write such a bot? If so, it would be a good idea I would think to discuss exactly what was going to be done with the people at Wikipedia:WikiProject Disambiguation before the bot was actually written. While there's already been a discussion there where they agreed generally to this idea, they would no doubt have some specific suggestions. --Xyzzyplugh (talk) 17:27, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks for correcting all my errors with Vespucci's rodent. It's the first time i've really edited a fauna page before; i'll try not to make the same mistakes in future. Ironholds 03:28, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Disambiguation page cleanup bot, again

So, are you still possibly interested in writing this bot? (If not, probably best to just say so now, as someone else on Wikipedia:Bot_requests has expressed interest in it) --Xyzzyplugh (talk) 08:14, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks

Hi Kaldari: thanks for the headsup; I have changed my templates that I use to reflect the priority part; I wasn't aware of it.--FeanorStar7 (talk) 03:22, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Cyclura

I fixed them. More sources on the way! Thanks for the help! Do you have any pics of the Bahamian Iguanas to use in the article? My last trip to Andros, sadly was predigital and I've lost the few pics I took.--Mike - Μολὼν λαβέ 19:41, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Wikispecies

Your IP 166.77.6.4 has been unblocked for account creation. Please try. Lycaon (talk) 21:35, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Comment on WPTalk:Plagiarism

A little confrontational, maybe? While I am on your side, I have tried to speak softly to these people, just to dampen down the shouting from people like John Vandenberg. Still, likely no harm done; these people can complain and say how it should have been (back when WP was a different thing from what it is now) but they really can't do much except start to trudge through the articles. Some of them were in the mood for wholesale deletions for a while, but that won't happen. David Brooks (talk) 19:46, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Hello

Hello! I noticed that you left a comment on [[1]] under the "Collaborative project" section. I just wanted to say, you should consider adding your name to the "Participants" list of the task force. I know you have 3 other projects at the moment and might not be able to participate much, but a little participation is better than none at all. ;) See you around and happy editing! --Grrrlriot (talk) 03:26, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Leucanthemum vulgare

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Agalychnis callidryas

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Sub stubs

Hi. I see your view of it and why you feel this way. I agree with you that sometime in the future there will be far more information on world places which will make the old database systems look like utter crud. But you seem to be under the assumption that once a sub stub is created it will never change. This is completely untrue. This is a wiki, nothing is set in stone. If articles need recreating then we can delete them and start again, or improve any existing article beyond belief, such is the dynamic of wikipedia. This is exactly why the new GEOBOT (which was something I spent weeks in requesting) has been set up to improve article quality and consistency with what we have at present and to further wikipedia as the most informative and detailed site on the web. Where we differ is that I believe creating a starter article is the first step towards development in this area whereas you think it is a complete waste of time until full inofrmation is available. I partly agree with you which is why I would reocmmend creating lists of "unknown areas" using what we have at present. If at a later date the data is shown to be completely wrong then we use a bot to correct it again. Its not a problem. Believe it or not I would rather wikipedia was as accurate and as detailed as possible and I remain confident in the future it will become increasingly so. I don't think you have any idea of the work I;ve put into building and writing articles to a good quality using government sources and adding references, rather you seme to have got hold of the sub stubs I've created and left yourslef with the idea this is all I do. NOte it was myself who proposed we generate lists preciselt because of the lack of real information avialable at present. Then when info becaomes avilabale later we create the articles properly rather than sub stubs. But at least the lists will recognose the places initially. I wouldn't have any problems if you were to redirect many of my sub stubs towards alist at present until more becomes available. One things for sure you need to change your view towards my intentions and what I am about as an editor ♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 16:11, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. I know I'm too optimistic but it really is terrible to see 99.9% of a country not even mentioned on wikipedia this is why there was such a rush to add a few places. I hope this will change in the future. As the bot begins it operation I won't be creating any more such stubs for places. If needs be any existing articles can be redirected if grossly inadequte. I'm sure the bot group can work with editors anyway and recreate articles more proficiently if possible. I'm sure nobody would complain if at the end of the day the article was enhanced. ♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 16:41, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

This is the sort of format I'm thinking about. Rather than having a hundred sub stub articles we present what basics we have at present in a table as below. If anybody starts a seperate article which is a substub then we redirect it until adequate info is found. This way it makes it as comprehensive as possible and also serves as a mechanism to keep sub stub articles existing or new in check by regulating it. When the "description" section becomes too full then it qualifies as a seperate article if adequte info and reliable references can be found. If at alater date even if the basic data given by NGIS is proven inaccurate then we can use a bot if possible to correct this anyway. But weither way this is groundwork that need to be done to at least recognize world places even if they don't have a full article yet. Do you understand this?

List of cities, towns and villages in Badakhhan Province

Place name Official name District Description Altitude Map/coordinates
Ab Gach Āb Gach Bald District It is on the left bank of the Ab-i-Wakhan about a mile upstream of the meeting of that river and the Amu Darya. 450m
Amurn Āmūrn Located on the M41 motoway which connects it with Tajikistan near the border
Andowj Andowj

Thanks. It took me a while to figure out how to get the maps into the tables. Basically I want to emulate the substub "article" so everything you see in a substub gets presented concisely in the table. After all there isn't much point in having to visit 100 different articles to get a one liner every time where basic location stuff can be presented in such a way. I just hope eventually every place will have a full reliable article but we have to realistic with what we have at present (which is unfortunately very little for many places). I'm kind of torn in two minds whether to continue to ignore much of the world or at least start the article to start to address it. The tables I think solve a lot of problems and provide a medium and manage the existing situation until we have more adequate data. ♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 17:03, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Agreed. Naturally the tables will have the native names that appear if the names are readily available. Occasionally there are a ridiculous number of transliterations particularly in the Arabic world in countries like Saudi and Libya so we need to be sensible and recruit native speakers if possible. Its far from a small task but we reckon we can sort some countries if there is adequate info out even if many at present are redirected towards the lists. ♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 17:20, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

I see. Yes I remember what it was like working on Slovakia articles and matching them up to the completely different czech and hungarian names of which there are significant populations of in the country. Tricky stuff. I;ve currently got my work cut out adding infoboxes the Mexican geo articles. Brazil is next, you are more than welcome to help clean them up and reference basic population figure etc. Even countries like South Africa 95% of places we have don['t have a proper infobox or map or referenced data ♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 17:35, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

As there is so much to do with existing articles I won't create any articles like before unless I know they could potentially be expanded immediately. E.g I just created Template:Chiapas and know that spanish wikipedia either has a full article on many of them or there is a website in spanish for that municipality, therefore potentially could be expanded fully. There are other countries like Argentina, Brazil etc which are the same in this respect. Probably best to work on these first. ♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 19:41, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

I know its shocking. There are literally thousands of cities with a population over 100,000 missing from China. But I agree that if I work on the places which have info at present such as Mexico etc, then sometime in the future when info has become avilabale for other places they can be worked on. Best to go with the flow (of information). There is just too much to do. Just imagine we had an article on every settlement in China like we have on places in America and the UK wikipedia would double in size ♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 20:29, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Then we get new articles on single schools in America like Hopewell School and districts with 1 million people are missing in countries like China. ♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 20:37, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Yes, but you aren't taking into account irrigation and land which has been inundated for agricultural purposes. Particularly in a river delta as extensive as the Ganges with thousands of tributaries, a solid map is often diffifcult to produce and there are bound to be "grey areas". During the rainy season the banks of the rivers and land shape is likely to change too. Anyway now I'm currently working on central america at present where I can at least expand some articles from information that is available in Spanish. See La Palma, Chalatenango, Culture of El Salvador. ♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 20:03, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

See Altamirano, Chiapas etc. All of these articles are connected to a welath of info on them in spanish. Such a shame there isn't such available for places like Bangledesh and Burma at present ♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 20:09, 1 August 2008 (UTC) For instance La Libertad, Chiapas I just started covers an area of 2000 sq km yet we have full articles on some mills and houses in the United States. You do realise though that southern Bangladesh it aboslutely nowhere near Eastern Pakistan and it is about 2000km away? I doubt they refer to the same place ♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 20:16, 1 August 2008 (UTC) Well the top 200 cities in Bangladesh are listed here with their populations. You're more than welcome to start them. I think you;ll be surpised that for some places you'll actually find some info. Banglapedia exist and often links to sites which have info on the larger places. Best thing to do would be to start off the main towns I agree. ♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 20:28, 1 August 2008 (UTC)


Bangladesh is the other side of India though. How can it have been in eastern Pakistan? ♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 20:31, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Bangladesh highlighted. Pakistan is the second large country from the top left

I see that was the old name for Bangladesh was it? Thats odd calling it Eastern Pakistan seems as it is 2000 km away. Ah I got it here East Pakistan. ♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 20:38, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

They were compiled from National Intelligence Agency and using Maplandia to guide them by district I believe. If there was more information available this would have been uploaded. DOn't worry about those lists for now because Fritz will upload new lists anyway and rather than create seperate articles on these "tiny villages" they will be drawn up in lists anyway. Porbably the best thing to do for those other stubs is redirect into lists. It will get sorted trust me ♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 20:48, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

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Straw poll on Commons

As the outcome of this straw poll will effect all WMF projects, it might be a good idea to canvass all of the major discussion pages on the other projects, and probably the other languages as well (I have already plagiarized you at Meta). The more attention is brought to the poll, the more its results will be respected. ~ JohnnyMrNinja 06:10, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Deroplatys desiccata

Thanks for your minor but very useful edits to Deroplatys desiccata. - House of Scandal (talk) 23:21, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

SatyrBot

Hi, Kaldari!

Just checking - I've been away for a while, and the Wikipedia API has changed considerably while I was gone. My bot has been blocked because it was working under the old API. I am going to spend some time overhauling it and re-configuring. Do you mind if I unblock it? And/or would you do so? I've taken offline all cron-jobs while my reprogramming is going on, so it shouldn't be doing any edits except in strictly controlled circumstances.

Thanks! -- SatyrTN (talk / contribs) 14:54, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks so much - now to roll up my sleeves and get to work :) -- SatyrTN (talk / contribs) 14:16, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

RCC copy post

You were partially reverted since you cut some material about the imprisonment and death of the pope which many would consider notable. You also added a reference to lengthy negotiations with Napoleon which may be true (anyway, is it significant?) but which was not backed up in the cited source. For Feature Article status, the information in a sentence must be supported by the cited source. Xandar (talk) 19:48, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Mary Shelley

Hi, I see that you loaded the pic of Mary Shelley. Its marked as not being in the public domain in its country of origin.... but its made in 1840. Do you know anything about this? UK and European law is 70 years after the authors death. Can you help or tell me who might know more? Victuallers (talk) 18:21, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

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Do NOT block bots without notifying the bot operator.

So what is not working with the bot? Please respond promptly because I have a lot of work ahead of me.

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I am still waiting to hear about this urgent issue... -- Cat chi? 15:37, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
This bot is moving pages incorrectly. Specifically, it is not able to correctly handle Featured Picture nominations that include more than one picture. Often featured picture nominations include several images. Some are edits to the original and some are just related images to assist in discussion. Just because an image is present in a featured image discussion doesn't mean the featured image page should be named after that image. This page, for example, was moved incorrectly twice due to 2 other featured pictures being included for comparison. Kaldari (talk) 15:39, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
Right. I will have two passes. First to take care of all the bulk workload and second pass to deal with special cases like the one you mentioned. Most pages will not have issues. Everything was under control. A block was an overreaction. -- Cat chi? 15:43, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
Would it be possible for me to continue working? -- Cat chi? 15:47, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

I started writing a notification to you immediately after I blocked your bot. Your bot was causing problems and I blocked it immediately to prevent it from reeking more havok. Your response to my block, however, was absolutely unacceptable. It demonstrated both a lack of good faith (assuming that I was not going to explain my block) and incivility. I hope you will consider changing your attitude, lest you want to acquire the same reputation as BetaCommand. Bot operators (of which I am one) should be willing to respond to problem with their bot in a civil manner, otherwise they should not be running bots, however helpful they may be. Kaldari (talk) 15:48, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Your definition of havoc is interesting. One wrong edit which wasn't completely incorrect (the nomination would have the wrong filename as a title for a short period of time - no big deal). You question my good faith? In other words you are accusing me of wrecking the project... How civil is that... It is also highly uncivil of you to mention of Betacommand in such a manner. I do not care the slightest bit if you are a bot user.
It is my responsibility to cleanup after my bot. You chose to block the bot on sight after first wrong edit. You didn't choose to notify me first. That is very wrong.
-- Cat chi? 15:54, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
Look. I do not care if you like me or hate me. Can you please unblock my bot so I can continue working. -- Cat chi? 15:58, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
Featured picture candidates with multiple images are not a "special case". About half of featured picture candidate pages include more than one image. How do you intend to determine which of the numerous pages you are moving will need to be fixed? Also how do you intend to delete all of the unneccessary redirects your bot is creating if you aren't an admin? Also it is common to include previous featured pictures for comparison. How will your bot handle the name conflicts in such a situation? Kaldari (talk) 15:52, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
My bot uses input from an SQL query. The criteria for it is that the "name of the page" = "the filename of the promoted image". Failed nominations shouldn't be even edited. There is a mistake there somewhere (obviously). I will invest and correct this (obviously). I could have done so without a block.
In the meanwhile I see no reason why my bot should stay blocked from other tasks it deals with such as double redirects.
-- Cat chi? 16:10, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
If you will agree to not run the FPC job until my concerns have been addressed, I will be more than happy to unblock your bot. As I'm sure you know, many bot operators like to run their bots unsupervised, so it is often necessary to block bots rather than simply relying on notifying the operator. Thanks for your understanding. Kaldari (talk) 16:14, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
Agreed. -- Cat chi? 16:16, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

What is a town or village

Hi Kaldari. Any thoughts on this? I know that 1000 people isn't really an "official requirment" for what constitutes a larger settlement but a town with 19 people would seem unlikely. It doesn't matter too much but perhaps a settlement would be a more suitable name? What do you think? ♦ Dr. Blofeld ♦ "Talk"? 21:34, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Feel free to make the changes you suggest. I don't make a decision based on population as you can see, they are all "towns" as discussed on Blofeld's talk page. Go for it. Carlossuarez46 (talk) 22:55, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
Only you see it as a mistake based as you claim on my making some wording changes based on population - where by the way did you come up with that thought, as all the places were placed as "towns" unless there already existed a designation of "city" or "village" pre-dating my edits - as opposed to a nuance of translation, if you feel strongly you may change them. If you don't, that's fine too. If you read what I said on Blofeld's talk page there seems to be no legal distinction between town, village, and hamlet. And because I cannot know what you'd like to change things to: village or hamlet, it's best if you make the changes you request. I don't WP:OWN those articles. Carlossuarez46 (talk) 23:07, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
You contend that "Գյուղեր" is never translated as town. I don't have access to my Armenian-English dictionary until I get home to check, but I do note that there seem to be lots of uses of "Գյուղեր" translated as "town" all over the web, do a goodle search for them both together and see if - as you contend - none of "Գյուղեր" is being used as "town". I'm busy but will check that too - but before you accuse someone of injecting errors, you'd better be sure of your facts - again, what facts have you adduced for your earlier contention that I have classified "towns" and "villages" by population? Or are you backing away from that contention. Carlossuarez46 (talk) 23:37, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
Official designations have translations... and your new contention is that Գյուղեր cannot be "town". I think you are wrong, but don't have my dictionary at hand to quote from. Carlossuarez46 (talk) 23:39, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
For what it's worth, this seems a tempest in a teacup. Our sister project Wiktionary defines "town" to be "a settlement; an area with residential districts, shops and amenities, and its own local government." and states that "village" is a synonym. When you click through to village, you find the wonderful definition: "a rural habitation of size between a hamlet and a town.", OK, how small is a hamlet, well Wiktionary says: "A small village or a group of houses., or in the UK, "A village that does not have its own church." So where does that leave us? a village is between the size of a small village or a churchless village and a town, but is synonymous with town. A town has local government - I'm dubious that such is a strict requirement nor is possession of a local government sufficient to be a town - but a Գյուղեր seems to have local government, apparently; as they seem to have mayors or headmen/headwomen. Any way, just wording as there is no legal significance in Armenia between a town and a village. Carlossuarez46 (talk) 23:49, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
Most of the "Քաղաքներ" are denoted cities - all predated any of my edits, and there are only a couple of dozen of them which I can check all are termed "cities" by other editors. Carlossuarez46 (talk) 23:51, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
outdent: No objection: I don't WP:OWN them. If you have any other improvements for them, please help out. Oddly, at least one of the Քաղաքներ was designated a village...argh! and one is called both a city and a town, which is informal speech as in "New York City is my kind of town" but really is probably used more to avoid repetition by an editor. By the way, many of these places were called "towns" by Blofeld as well, you may wish to check with him, but I'm sure he doesn't OWN these articles either. Carlossuarez46 (talk) 23:59, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
If you haven't done so already, you may want to chime in at Wikipedia talk:Notability (Geographic locations) as some people would gladly want to delete all the Armenian villages and Bangladeshi villages. Carlossuarez46 (talk) 00:23, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Thats what I thought but if I start places with a population under 1000 generally I use village not town Carlos. I didn't want to make a big thing of its seems as you are doing a great job adding them but I had concerns about naming places with 42 people towns thats all. ♦ Dr. Blofeld ♦ "Talk"? 12:48, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Infobox_Saint: broken microformat

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I see that you have now done so. Thank you. Andy Mabbett (User:Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy Mabbett; Andy Mabbett's contributions 22:02, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:No original research#Proposed text addition to the policy

I see that you've worked on the Wikipedia talk:No original research page. Would you care to comment on this proposal? Thank you. --Phenylalanine (talk) 02:37, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:Persondata

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Thanks for your effort

I wish I'd known you were going back to the original .tif or I'd have offered the interim file sooner. Totally understand how time sets constraints. It's often possible to approach a restoration from more than one valid perspective. Thanks for your work; we'll see how people respond. All the best, DurovaCharge! 01:32, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Re: Resolution of non-free images

Excuse me, but I think your "nazi" comment here was a bit unnecessary. Melesse (talk) 00:58, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

PSTS Policy & Guidelines Proposal

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Ludwig van Beethoven

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Armenian municipalities

Hi, in response to your question: originally I got the lists of municipalities from a law text (in Armenian, I had to transliterate myself to be able to read it, http://laws.am/DocumentView.aspx?DocID=12840, but since the original list disappeared you have to look for the cache now: http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache:G12_ZHE3SO8J:www.laws.am/DocumentView.aspx%3Fdocid%3D33361+%D5%8B%D6%80%D5%A1%D5%BC%D5%A1%D5%BF%D5%AB+%D5%A9%D5%BC%D5%B9%D5%B6%D5%A1%D6%86%D5%A1%D5%A2%D6%80%D5%AB%D5%AF%D5%A1&hl=nl&ct=clnk&cd=8&gl=nl). That's also where I got the raion subdvision from. In these lists, all the villages are mentioned, not just municipalities. Most municipalities consist of only one village, but there are some with more, like Parakar.

The lists I added match the census lists (like for instance http://www.armstat.am/file/doc/130.pdf), but as I tried to explain at Talk:Aragatsotn, you shouldn't use the first table in the census results, because that also lists villages that aren't independent municipalities. In the second table (with the population figures), some dependent villages are shown directly under the municipality, others are only mentioned in the footnotes (probably deserted villages). For instance in Armavir, Tairov is listed below Parakar municipality, and you'll see that the figures for the villages Tairov and Parakar add up exactly to the figure for Parakar municipality. Especially Shirak has a lot of dependent villages. I'll revert your Tairov edit now, if you have more questions just ask. Markussep Talk 08:06, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

WP:GL/IW

Can you check your SVG request on the page? It's going to go stale because some information is needed about the detail required. 68.39.174.238 (talk) 20:14, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Rewards for Mali and hopefully Burundi

I would like for the reward ($20) to go to the Disaster Relief Fund of the American Red Cross. If you need any help, feel free to e-mail me. Thanks. miranda 21:06, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

ndashes

Hi. Have you considered, though, linewrapping when –es are used rather than {{ndash}}es..? Sardanaphalus (talk) 15:52, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

  • Well, I guess we just have different opinions on the matter. In case you're wondering, however, I'm not on a mission to deploy {{ndash}}es far and wide. Sardanaphalus (talk) 16:05, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Hi again. Just had my attention drawn to the "The template Ndash is being considered for deletion" messages appearing within articles as a consequence of the proposed deletion. Is there a less disruptive way to flag this situation, without omitting the message altogether? (Something involving a footnote is the only alternative that presently comes to mind; has such an approach been used with other inline templates?) Sardanaphalus (talk) 18:36, 16 September 2008 (UTC)
PS Another consequence is my "vote" at the deletion discussion. Maybe Wikipedia's rendering could be amended to handle what {{ndash}} etc address?

I answered

...at Wikipedia_talk:MOSNUM#Need an opinion. I'm copying here because if you blink, you miss it, at WT:MOSNUM. - Dan Dank55 (send/receive) 19:49, 22 September 2008 (UTC)


You answered

A Pipistrellus bat

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Original - A Pipistrellus bat recovering after landing on a pavement in daylight. (It has now been rehabilitated!) I took a couple of pics with a macro lens - very noisy - but couldn't reduce noise too much as pic went soft. This is an extremely rare shot.
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  • Support as nominator --Tufacave (talk) 20:29, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Question. Can you explain why this picture is "extremely rare". I see bats sleeping in parking garages during the day all the time here in the States. I haven't taken any pictures as I assumed such pictures would be quite common. Kaldari (talk) 17:32, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
Like I give a toss about what you see everyday... The good old US of A obviously has everything fine and dandy - except a brain - that's why you voted in the warmonger George Bush.
  • Strong oppose, speedy close Resizing a small, fuzzy photo to get it to 1000px or more is a no-no here at FPC - the original must be sharp, this is not... --Janke | Talk 17:45, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
Small fuzzy picture? Ta you tosspot. Like to see YOU get a better one!
  • Oppose - since my last objection on size grounds, this looks like it's just been upsampled from the small version, and therefore the quality is nothing near FP-worthy. You cannot just expand a picture and expect it to stay sharp or good quality - you can't get back information that's not already there. You need to go back to the original image that came out of the camera, before any editing or cropping or adjustments, and upload that for us to see. It's possible I may be wrong and this is the image from the camera, in which case it's still too low quality. EDIT: Basically, per Janke. —Vanderdeckenξφ 17:59, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose as per comments above. The picture is definitely too noisy. Try to get a closer shot with a good camera with the original resolution above 1000px. Luca (talk) 19:51, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, the next time I'm skipping along and happen on a bat, I'll whip out my 40D, complete with £4,000 Macro lens, and grab a shot. Get real, you don't trip over bats every day!!!


Have to say, your answers made me smile! I was just getting all uppity, and then you went and made me laugh...Pah! Thanks for the cheering up. Totally unexpected - and most welcome!--Tufacave (talk) 12:57, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Paul Picard

Hi! I saw that you removed Paul Picard from the OBI list of missing biographies. It's probably better to leave requested for others to create rather than remove them because you don't consider them notable. Thanks! Jokestress (talk) 00:24, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

WP:NOR

IMO, this edit was excellent. I think it's straightforward, clear and concise, without unnecessarily legalistic language . Absent overwhelming evidence that folks don't understand it, I'd be pleased to see it stick. ... Kenosis (talk) 15:24, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Inherent notability

Hi given that you are one of the editors who disagree with inherent notability, I require your input. I've proposed to User:Fritzpoll that his bot starts the articles on the municipalities of Nepal as with Valam . This of course would only be a start. We anticipate that they could be expanded like Sandhikharka given time. I believe it meets requirements and asserts notability for places given that a]it has government sources b]it is officially recognized as an adminstrative division of Nepal by the government c]it has international recognition on United Nations documents d] it has information not only on population but on demographics which in part relay some information about the livelihoods of people within that area e] The vast majority have a population over 2,500 people living in them. I believe this meets the criteria for inclusion in wikipedia and also would not be detirmental to the consensu agreed at Fritzpoll vilage pump discussion in the summmer. I.e no sub stubs or articles on unverified hamlets or small villages and use proper sources with some useful content. Could you let us know at User talk:Fritzpoll your thoughts as Fritz is quite rightly concerned that if he was to run the bot he would get attacked again. I;ve also proposed a run to start all the missing municipalties of Mexico some of which cover an area of 5,000 km2 and should have been started 5 years ago. An example would be Guachochi (municipality) but using far more data from the external link that is given. Would the community be outraged to see such a creation? Let us know your thoughts. Thanks The Bald One White cat 17:09, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Replied on his talk page. Thanks for your input The Bald One White cat 19:21, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

NFCC

Please do arbitrarily make edits to the NFCC such as this. No consensus has existed to remove that clause; it is not redundant and exists to serve a specific purpose: Preventing editors from arguing for inclusion on the basis of some "vague" significance to the article. Accordingly, I have reverted. Regards, howcheng {chat} 02:32, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Day Joyce Sheet image

I do not understand why you have reduced the size of the image at Day Joyce Sheet- 1.jpg. I was told by sgeureka t•c 14:41, 29 September 2008 (UTC) and teb728 t c 20:00, 29 September 2008 (UTC) that the enlarged version at 504 X 599 px in the preview was OK and the only problem was with the full resolution at 1,661 × 1,974 px. I replied that I accepted this but did not know how to prevent it being enlarged to this size. You have now reduced the "acceptable" 504 X 599 px to the same thumbnail size that appears in the article. Why? 91.125.170.153 (talk) 12:11, 3 October 2008 (UTC)


Just to let you know

SchoolsWP:Mary Wollstonecraft,SchoolsWP:Mary Shelley and SchoolsWP:Emma Goldman are now done. --BozMo talk 09:49, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Fair question. In general we have tended to remove "personal life", "sexual orientation" etc parts from all biographies, plus in general drug abuse details, childhood incest etc. Mainly these are automated removals (e.g. the script takes out ALL sections called "personal life"). It isn't that children shouldn't read about sex, drugs (we include SchoolsWP:Birth Control after all) but just that there seems to be an awful lot of this type of content on Wikipedia, to be honest a lot of it is still uncited and it doesn't seem particularly important. The word "gay" for example still occurs several thousand times in the content we have kept. A section on being an activist on Gay rights (and I didn't get beyond the section heading) might not have included anything on her own orientation but 20 million words is a lot to get through so the section went. If you think it is important I will read it. --BozMo talk 16:04, 6 October 2008 (UTC)
That's fine, I have put it back in (it will reappear next script run in a day or too). Sorry I am just a bit trigger happy and tired at the end of a long three months doing this. We have no politics. --BozMo talk 20:32, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Could someone reply to my question about the Day Joyce Sheet image?

and oblige 91.125.251.9 (talk) 10:44, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

I did respond to your question. You need to log into your account: User talk:Johnhk31. Kaldari (talk) 14:35, 7 October 2008 (UTC)


Wikipedia for Schools (favour please)

It has been pointed out that we have quite a serious gender bias particularly in the historical people section. Now it isn't my fault there have been so few female US president and UK monarchs but overall I would be interested in adding some more. Could you construct from the various lists say another twenty prominent ladies to include? --BozMo talk 17:55, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

These are good articles. I am wondering about making feminism a subject index topic as well. Are there one or two other articles aside feminism and the suffragette movement? --BozMo talk 22:19, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

Check your e-mail

You'll probably be getting an e-mail message in the next day or so from the organizer of de:Wikipedia:Berlin/Wikis take Berlin, which is being held this weekend. It would be great if you could give them some quick advice; they'll be taking a more casual approach. closer to Nashville and less like NYC, and I think they might benefit from your experience. Thanks for your help!--Pharos (talk) 14:59, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

List of drag queens

If you're an admin, would you userfy the deleted article to a subpage of my user page? That would be much easier than trying to re-compile it. Thanks. Otto4711 (talk) 19:52, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

I responded to your comment on my page.

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Tubman et al

K, I just wanted to say Thanks for championing the inclusion of Harriet Tubman on the main page. I know we have to be cautious of any perceived bias (which I'm sure we'll get anyway from having one candidate on top), but it's just a sad sign of our society's perspective when people are unable to think about race in anything but absurdly binary terms. I think maybe it's for the best that I just now found that whole conversation. Cheers. Scartol • Tok 01:12, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Protection unchanged at Obama talk page

Just a note to say that no IP vandals to the Obama talk page as yet because, for some reason, the page is still semi-protected. Or, at least, the semi-lock template is still there... Modocc (talk) 17:56, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Thank you

For your vote at Roman Catholic Church. I am sorry to inform you that we failed FAC but will again be at peer review in a few weeks to sort things out. Hopefully we will make it through next time. We will be contacting all supporters and opposers of the article when we open the next peer review to hopefully get all issues addressed and hashed out before the next FAC try. Thanks again for your time and attention to this important article. NancyHeise talk 01:09, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Tropical Storm Gabrielle (2007)

Hi, just wanted to let you know that I've addressed your concerns at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Tropical Storm Gabrielle (2007), hopefully to your satisfaction. –Juliancolton Tropical Cyclone 18:53, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

Goldman page protection

Hi Kaldari. I would like to request that you undo this, unless there is another reason for protecting the page. cygnis insignis 10:49, 15 November 2008 (UTC), redate post 17:03, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Cheers! cygnis insignis 14:19, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Podcast on controversial articles

Scartol and I are planning a podcast on controversial articles (part of our series on how to improve Wikipedia content). We were wondering if you would like to join the conversation. If so, please sign up here. Awadewit (talk) 16:56, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

A day later...

Hello Kaldari! Just pinging you that I sent you an e-mail yesterday about your share of the reward for Malawi's recent GA status. You've probably already got it, but I thought I'd drop you a note anyways. Thanks much - Dana boomer (talk) 21:00, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the card! I'm sorry you had the flu - hope you're feeling better... Being sick is always a valid excuse for not getting something minor done, IMO. The FAC isn't going to well at the moment, but at least I'm getting some constructive feedback for a renom in a few weeks. Thanks again, and thanks for your comment at the FAC. Dana boomer (talk) 18:42, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Nashville

Sorry for making Wikilink changes on your user page. I fixed the double redirects to Nashville, Tennessee and made the changes on your user page, I hope you don't mind. Take care! doxTxob \ talk 04:55, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Apparent retrograde motion of Mars in 2003

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Question

I saw that you were the one who started the second poll for discussion on the Wikipedia:Autoconfirmed Proposal/Poll2. That discussion ended back in June, its been 5 months. My question is when do you think there will be another discussion regarding the autoconfirm level? I am not really familiar with how things like this go, is it something like around a year after such a discussion to change an important aspect of wikipedia? Hopefully you can help me out. Thanks 211.30.109.24 (talk) 09:55, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

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Thanks

Thank you. :-) I may try a few more tweaks to make it more readable. SlimVirgin talk|edits 21:41, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Re: Twelve

Could you provide a link to the FAC in question? Thanks. –Juliancolton Tropical Cyclone 18:30, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Better Get to Livin'

I haven't gotten to reviewing yet, but I can tell right away that a.) it needs moar intro, and b.) Country Universe is not a reliable source, so I removed it. Ten Pound Hammer and his otters • (Broken clamshellsOtter chirpsHELP) 20:33, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

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File:Dolly-get-to-livin-video.jpg

Why do you believe this image fails WP:NFCC#8? Kaldari (talk) 16:33, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Same question for File:Easy Paula De~vidcap.jpg. Kaldari (talk) 16:37, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
While I'm happy to answer questions, it looks like your question could have been answered and resolved more quickly if you had used my message wizard. It's linked as "Talk" after my name and at the top of my talk page. Why not try it next time?
I feel that neither image adds anything to readers' understanding of the article that a text description would not. If you disagree with my assessment, feel free to place a note on the image or talk page which will be reviewed by an administrator. Stifle (talk) 17:29, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
I followed the appropriate link in your wizard but it did not answer my question. I was specifically interested in why you felt the images failed NFCC#8. Don't you think that those images contribute to the reader's understanding of the visual style of the videos as well as how the performers looked and dressed in the videos? Arguably, the images could be replaced with more extensive descriptions, but even then I think the images would convey the information far more accurately. How does that not jibe with NFCC#8? Kaldari (talk) 17:45, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
I think we will have to agree to disagree on this one. In order to get a better community opinion of the images' usefulness, I will list the images at IFD.
Regarding the wizard, either of the first two options under "replies" would have got you to the message "If I have left you a message saying that an article, image, or other content which you created is liable to be deleted, you should go to the discussion page indicated in the message, or follow the instructions in the message, if you disagree." Stifle (talk) 09:41, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

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The Great Train Wreck of 1918

Any particular reason this is located at The Great Train Wreck of 1918 and not merely Great Train Wreck of 1918? I thought it might make more sense at the latter because articles like "the" don't usually appear in article titles in this fashion; am I missing something? Just wondering... --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 14:45, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up. I wanted to request the move, but I wasn't sure if there was a reason for it to be the way it was.
Are you in a moving mood, by any chance? If I might I'd like to ask about a couple of possible page moves... --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 00:35, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

RFC at WP:NOR-notice

A concern was raised that the clause, "a primary source may be used only to make descriptive claims, the accuracy of which is verifiable by any reasonable, educated person without specialist knowledge" conflicts with WP:NPOV by placing a higher duty of care with primary sourced claims than secondary or tertiary sourced claims. An RFC has been initiated to stimulate wider input on the issue. Professor marginalia (talk) 19:11, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Re: Little Sark

Hi Kaldari - you made comments at Talk:Sark#Merge Little Sark about merging the article on Little Sark into the main one on Sark. I've made a few changes to the Little Sark article - could I ask you to have a look at it now, to see whether you still think it should be merged? Thank you, Grutness...wha? 22:34, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

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You kicked this off, so most welcome to contribute

Wikipedia_talk:Featured_picture_candidates#Discussion_of_guidelines_for_documents_as_featured_pictures Regards, Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 23:49, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Your edits to Alfred Kinsey

"Several of your edits to Alfred Kinsey were factually incorrect and have been reverted. Kaldari (talk) 23:15, 17 November 2008 (UTC)"

Hmmm, I had footnotes with references that backed up my edits. Please provide evidence that my edits were from your perspective "factually incorrect."Singhalissa (talk) 23:31, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

WP:BABEL

Perhaps you could indicate on your userpage which languages you know? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 20:42, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

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Darwin photo

Thanks. I'm still trying to figure out what to do for cases like that, since there are several where I've found lower quality versions that show more of the original photo as well as better ones that are cropped. The Ernest Edwards ones are the same way; I'm pretty sure both of them on the page right now are the same shot, but one is just an oval headshot and the other is a really crappy full frame.--ragesoss (talk) 01:39, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Buckethead

Hi there! Just saw your edits on the Buckethead article and the fact tag you included ([2]). Well, it isn't 28 albums actually, but 28 album lenghts of previously unreleased material, if you count "ISoT" as 13 albums and "Monolith" as five. The rest is some solo albums, groupf efforts and the like. [3] I didn't write this, but also don't know a better way to discribe the fact, since I am no native speaker.--Avant-garde a clue-hexaChord2 19:46, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

FAC

Hi, as someone who previously commented on Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/John Wilkes Booth, you may wish to revisit this page, as the FAC has been restarted and additional content to meet the concerns expressed has been added.  JGHowes  talk 23:47, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Mary Wollstonecraft

England and America are two countries separated by a common language. George Bernard Shaw — Robert Greer (talk) 04:26, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

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