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Re:Macro technique

When I first started macro, I too ran into the same problems. Fir0002 advised me to use f/11 aperture since this gives both a good DOF and a sharp picture. You can see some comparisons which he has made here. Usually I use the maual mode, setting the aperture to around f/9-13 and using a shutter speed of 1/60 - 1/200 depending upon the insect. You could also try focus stacking which involves taking several shots with different areas in focus and then finally merging all the areas to get a picture with a large DOF. Most of my pictures are taken handheld; some times I try using walls or rocks for support and to reduce the blur. Richard Bartz has taken some amazing pictures using tripod and natural lighting and recently, I have tried to emulate him and I must say the final outcome with a tripod is much better than the pictures taken handheld. If you want to use a tripod however, you'll need to go out early in the morning when its still cool and the insects not very active so that you may be able to use long exposures. You will also need to enable Mirror lock-up to reduce blur caused by the mirror. With a tripod, I mostly shoot aperture priority, setting the aperture to f/16. Usually, I set the ISO to 400 to reduce the shadows caused by the flash and to allow a faster shutter when shooting under natural light. Sometimes if the insect is very cooperative, like dragonflies, setting the ISO to 200 would do the trick. ISO 800 and above produce pretty noisy pictures and much of the details are then lost in noise reduction. I hope I have answered your questions and not scared you away from macro ;). Feel free to ask if you have any more questions. --Muhammad(talk) 18:25, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I use PS for selective noise reduction, usually a strength 6 with around 20% sharpen and 40-50% preserve details. The moth picture is quite good for your first attempt but noisy due to the high ISO. Keep practicing. --Muhammad(talk) 04:33, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

File:Angkordemon.jpg

I just realized that File:Angkordemon.jpg was improperly licensed. Since it is not a 2D work of art, {{PD-art}} does not apply. I have retagged it as being a non-free 3D work, but now it needs a fair use rationale. Personally, I think that this is replaceable because anyone could go and take a photo of this sculpture so it fails WP:NFCC #1, and will most likely be deleted. I'm contacting you, as the uploader, to give you an opportunity to fix this issue (or make a case that I am mistaken ;). I apologize for this. Thanks for your consideration.-Andrew c [talk] 18:00, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Categories

You need to add the class parameter (e.g. [1]) in order for the WP 1.0 bot to compile statistics about the articles, I think. Martinmsgj 23:42, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

I was wondering what the hell that param was for. Thanks! Kaldari (talk) 23:49, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Feminism Task Force

Hi Kaldari! :) I replied to your message on my talk page. I just wanted to say that I LOVE the look of the Feminism Task Force page! I like how it has been quite active and how it's still alive and kicking, even though I haven't been very active here on Wikipedia in a couple of months. I do plan on being active again here on Wikipedia soon. I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your interest, involvement/membership, and helpfulness on the FTF. Here's a cookie to show my appreciation:

--Grrrlriot ( ) 02:46, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Reply to your message on my talk page

I would accept your offer of an admin nom. Past times when people offered to nominate me for admin status, I declined, but I am now thoroughly aware that much of the stuff I do is inherently admin-like, but I'm doing it without the proper tools.

On that last subject, I wonder if I could beg your help with "fixing" the article formerly known as Wears Valley, Tennessee. A user who seems not to be familiar with the area has decided that it's not valid to treat Wears Valley as a community (because it's a census county division), and moved it, first to "Wears Valley" and later to "Wear Cove," treating it as a landform. I moved it back once. The most recent time that I tried to move it, the to "Wears Valley, Tennessee," but I failed to re-add the S, so now the article resides at Wear Valley, Tennessee (a misspelling) and can no longer be moved to "Wears Valley, Tennessee" (or even "Wears Valley") except by a sysop. I'd be happy to take it to WP:Requested moves, but any discussion would be complicated by the multiple issues of the misspelling and the controversy. --Orlady (talk) 05:13, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the nudge. My intention is to finish the questions this evening. --Orlady (talk) 17:56, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
I didn't finish, but hope to do so soon. Sorry to hear about the purpose of your weekend travel; I fear I may need to do the same thing shortly. --Orlady (talk) 21:32, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Re:Question about licensing

Hey Kaldari, I upload GFDL 1.2-only because the newer version(1.3) allows the work to be used as CC-BY-SA as well. I do not mind the non-commercial use of my images but I do not want to allow businesses to benefit at my expense and as GFDL is commercially more restrictive, I release my images with that license. I was not aware of the migration (Thanks for the link), however, the page mentions that "We also propose to continue to permit GFDL 1.2-only media uploads for the forseeable future, to address concerns regarding strong and weak copyleft, until such concerns are fully resolved", so I guess its ok for now. --Muhammad(talk) 19:31, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

GFDL 1.3 template

Hey Stifle, I moved the {{GFDL-1.3}} template to {{GFDL-1.3-only}} and salted the original name. The reason for this was to prevent the type of widespread confusion that occurred with {{GFDL-1.2}}, where most of the people using the template were intending to actually use the regular GFDL template, but used the wrong name. I also changed the template reference in the 2 images that were using the template. As soon as GFDL 1.2 gets cleaned up some more (JohnnyMrNinja is in the process of individually vetting all the images currently using the template), I'm going to try to do the same thing there. Just thought you should be informed. Cheers. Kaldari (talk) 22:41, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

That seems fine. Needless to say, the uploader of any image should be the only one to change the licensing tag to something more permissive. Stifle (talk) 09:03, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
In case you're wondering, I added the 1.3 template and placed it on the two images in question because the OTRS tickets said GFDL 1.3. Stifle (talk) 09:04, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

A-class review for Spokane, Washington

Could you assist us with providing comments for an A-class review for WP:CITIES for Spokane, Washington? Anon134 has requested an A-class review. Leave review comments at Talk:Spokane, Washington#A-class review. Thanks! Dr. Cash (talk) 20:36, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

New quote box is wonderful!

The new quote box template is wonderful - thanks so much! Awadewit (talk) 23:17, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Talk:Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell#Quote box changes - and now look at the trouble I'm getting into. :( Awadewit (talk) 00:18, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

In light of recent discussions...

You may be interested in the comments made here. Dragons flight (talk) 23:25, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Population table in List of cities and towns in TN

Initially I was not sure what to think of the new table. It's nice to have a visual display of information in the table (in general, visuals add value), and it looks to me like this type of table could be easily created for many articles. However, the heights of most of the bars in this particular graph are very similar, diminishing the visual information value. A taller graph would make it easier to discern the differences.

Also, I notice that there are several cities and towns only slightly smaller than Bristol (including a couple that are by now substantially larger than Bristol). Tennessee has a lot of cities in the 20-30K population range, and that group is split by the arbitrary cutoff at 20 cities. However, any choice of a cutoff would have similar effects, so the top 20 is as good a choice as any.

Bottom line: I think the graph is a nice addition, but I suggest tweaking it to "stretch" the vertical scale. --Orlady (talk) 03:04, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Cheers for HT work

Yay for Kaldari

Thanks for cleaning up Harriet Tubman after her tumultuous adventure on the front page. Have a donut. Scartol • Tok 14:51, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

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File:Walmartbizarro.png listed for deletion

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Death of a Salesman

Of course it is okay to mention me and the article, as a matter of fact, I am honored. I must admit, it was just too tempting to finish a list of articles to be added, and judging from the list of award nominations, this film certainly was notable (not to mention based on a fantastic play!) Can you point me to any places I could use as reliable sources to beef up the article? I would like it to have, well, a little more... referency and less stubby (to use fake words). I hate to write unreferenced articles, I'm more of the over reference type. Thanks! Cheers! Scapler (talk) 23:26, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Thank you! Cheers! Scapler (talk) 23:39, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
I have expanded the article a little. Feel free to take a look. Cheers! Scapler (talk) 21:58, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Thank you...

For fixing capitalization (Photographer to photographer) on John McBride page. Looks better. Question: Should footballer James McBride be removed from John McBride page and moved to James McBride page? Or is this left there because of previous confusion where he was listed as a John? --Darknessandlight (talk) 19:06, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Pistachio

Hey Kaldari, I have responded to your comment with an edit. Hope it fixes your concerns --Muhammad(talk) 07:31, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Fish articles

Hi. I saw your note at User talk:GrahamBould. I'm not sure if you came upon the problem at WP:AN, but I wanted to let you know that we're trying to divide and conquer these problems at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Gastropods/Subpage for organizing CopyVio Cleanup. We've finished most of the Gastropods (a few straggling Australian molluscs for the round-up) and have just started trying to figure out how best to address the fish. If you're interested in joining up with that effort, please feel free. :) (And if you're already aware of that cleanup project, please excuse the unnecessary note!) --Moonriddengirl (talk) 21:38, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Your thoughts?

Feel free to weigh in on the discussion for John McBride if you are so inclined. Thanks.--Darknessandlight (talk) 18:19, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Patriarchy

Copied from a website? It´s sourced from a BOOK!!, cited on the page. Why did you reverte and cancelled my source? Jackiestud (talk) 19:30, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Can I link it to Amazon.com: Well, the book is cited on matriarchy. And on thi page you can find a link for the as well. It suffices. Jackiestud (talk) 19:41, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
Hum, Iam afraid not, the musuo, or moso (portuguese language) is very matriarchal and all you´ve just said is under "citation needed" on the article. The "moso" daughters inherite their mother names and the properties. The fact (is it true, where is the source?) they reinforce the upper classes dooesn´t mean they are not matriarchal.Jackiestud (talk) 19:48, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
What is really misleading is to silence a whole controversial, a highly controversial issue like this with a mere citation from Brtanica Enciclopedia, which has no links nor references to academic studies (modern, fresh archeological and etimological findings). WP is open to links and all citations there are. I offered the citation. The "mosos" are indeed as much as the "Sumatras" a matriarchal society and the german researcher even found the "ama" prefix to come from the africans, the greek amazons and the "mosos". this is not misleading --or is it??Jackiestud (talk) 19:53, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
You mean the reference to Britannia? Pls do read my argument above. Jackiestud (talk) 19:57, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I could now see it. Well, I am far from knowing how to fix it. My contribution concerns what I find an error and I offered citations for that. As I said, a mere citation from this respected Brittania cannot silence the issue. If you´d like to help me with that, I´d thank you very much. Jackiestud (talk) 21:27, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Wildflowers

G'day Kaldari. Feel free to take them with a grain of salt, but I have a couple of pointers. Firstly, File:Speedwell 1 Nashville.jpg is promising, but its ruined by stopping down to F18, which leaves almost nothing sharp because of diffraction effects. F8-9 is probably the sharpest with your camera and I wouldn't go higher than F11. If you need more depth of field and it isn't windy use focus stacking. The other issue is one of lighting. Most of them have extremely soft light, which tends to leave things looking a little flat (imo). They would be improved by adding some direction to the light. You could use one of those cheap photographic reflectors, or for a bit more outlay some ebay radio triggers and a shoot through umbrella or softbox. You would need a manual flash of some description for the ebay trigger option. Noodle snacks (talk) 07:08, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Re: File:Polemonium reptans 2009 edit.jpg

Use Filter -> Sharpen -> Smart Sharpen. The radius was 0.5 pixels, I can't recall the exact percentage (adjust it until it looks reasonably right). Under advanced the shadow fading was set to 100% so as not to boost the noise levels. If you are looking to do the curves as well then the darker pixels were left as is and the top half of the histogram was boosted a little bit. Noodle snacks (talk) 23:57, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Re: Macro and sharpening advise

I'll take your word for it on the sharpening. I can only guess since I didn't see the flower in person. Rather than hand select the flower then sharpen, you might want to consider duplicating the image, sharpening it, then using a layer mask to select the areas that get the treatment. This method has the advantage of being easy to touch up if a mistake is made. I'm assuming that File:Polemonium reptans 2009.jpg involved a handheld flash and a E-TTL connecting cord. I'd consider that the way to go for insects and small flowers, because its easily portable, I'd add a softbox (eg a small lumiquest one or a home made one) so you have some ability to soften the light. For larger subjects I'd consider some ebay radio triggers and a 30-40in shoot through umbrella. I'd link to some ebay auctions but they are blacklisted with wiki's new spam filter unfortunately :(. 2 Flashes with the radio trigger method would be enough for just about any flower, A Vivitar 285HV or something is a fairly cheap way to go if you want another. User_talk:Fir0002/Guild#Lighting and User_talk:Fir0002/Guild#Off_camera_flash have relevant discussion too Noodle snacks (talk) 01:53, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Berkman

Hi. I saw your comment and I could have sworn I replied last night, but the reply isn't there. :-?

I wasn't aware of the GFDL issue. I don't think reverting to the previous language is an appropriate solution, because the Homestead section was awful and I don't think the article said anything about Berkman's anti-WWI activities. Instead, I'll rewrite the relevant sections over the next week or so. — Malik Shabazz (talk · contribs) 18:10, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Newington Green

Thanks for your eye on Newington Green -- I too am interested in Mary Wollstonecraft. You say "no links in body text" and that sounds like a good general rule. Could you point me to the guideline or policy? I'd like to refer others to it. (For example, are external links OK in captions? I tend to think they could be useful there. I'll put one in, with other changes, but feel free to revert if it is against policy.) Thanks! BrainyBabe (talk) 14:46, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

RfA

I'm going to finish it. Maybe tonight. I truly have had some serious family issues that caused me to be offline -- and unsure when I would next be suddenly offline again. I believe those are resolved now, and that the Doncram-DoxTxob-Jvolkblum debacle has stopped demanding so much attention. --Orlady (talk) 23:13, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

I am finally ready for the RfA to be transcluded -- I finished answering the questions, and I'm not expecting to need to deal with any crises other than income taxes over the next week or so.
Congrats on the featured picture. (Nice flowers.) --Orlady (talk) 05:22, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
Yes, things were easier back when. And I think the longer a person is here, the stranger it gets. ;-) --Orlady (talk) 22:46, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations!

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Your image, Image:Polemonium reptans 2009.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! ~ ωαdεstεr16«talkstalk» 02:16, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
Very nice! Cheers for this.. Scartol • Tok 19:11, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

death date and age-exact age

The warning you made about this template was due to the fact that the persons age cannot be known with precision if the precise day of both birth and death is not known. Is that correct? If so, then if the day or month were omitted for either birth or death, would it be satisfactory for the template to state instead "Age (approx.):" ? -J JMesserly (talk) 20:10, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

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FPC Nom

Please re!vote on this nom. It was relisted and your previous vote no longer counts. Thanks. ~ ωαdεstεr16«talkstalk» 05:22, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

stop canvassing

I noticed your second announcement of an ongoing RfA at Wikiproject Tennessee, which I think verges on inappropriate canvassing. I see you have since posted 5 announcements at selected individual Talk pages. Stop it. doncram (talk) 19:33, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Ah, the hypocricy :) Kaldari (talk) 19:51, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
Perhaps you are unaware that the fact that the cited edit might be construed as canvassing was called to his attention at his talk page by Orlady, which I believe led to his comment here. I think a couple of isolated notes to specific individuals pales a little in comparison to your notices at Wikiproject Tennessee. If he had posted such notices at WP:NRHP, that would be comparable, and I would imagine that was a temptation. At any rate, I doubt that either of you intentionally violated the guideline/policy of WP:canvassing. Lvklock (talk) 20:35, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
FWIW, posting at Wikiproject Tennessee seems to have elicited virtually no response (which isn't that surprising), but your point is taken. Kaldari (talk) 20:45, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
There has been followup at Wikipedia talk:Requests for adminship#inappropriate canvassing and Wikipedia talk:Requests for adminship#further, coverup?, in which Kaldari at least concedes the appearance of vote-stacking, in response to mine and others' points expressed there. doncram (talk) 21:42, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

More Wollstonecraft translations

Wollstonecraft on the Russian Wikipedia's main page! See here! Awadewit (talk) 21:13, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Images and Media

Aren't you back yet? Jeez. Look what's new, Wikipedia:WikiProject Images and Media... You know you want to! ▫ JohnnyMrNinja 17:44, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

Sauromalus ater

That's a great pic! Thanks for posting it!--Mike - Μολὼν λαβέ 01:51, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Re: FP material?

Sorry I didn't reply sooner. The aesthetics of the image are undeniable. But no it probably wouldn't pass on technical grounds. You should have bumped your ISO up to about 800. File:Phylidonyris novaehollandiae Bruny Island.jpg and File:Silvereye.jpg were both ISO 1600 on a camera with poorer noise performance. The end result can be very good with a lot of selective NR. In marginal situations it is also worth firing as many shots as possible, increasing the probability of a sharp shot. The Honeyeater image above was still marginal on shutter speed. I had five soft images and two sharp ones before it was gone. I don't know how close you live to the desert botanical gardens, but it'd be worth taking a trip back with a tripod on a similar day. Many butterflies are territorial and you should be able to find one again. Ideally I'd go back before that particular plant stops flowering. Noodle snacks (talk) 05:20, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Examining Grammar

I replied on my talk page.. Scartol • Tok 19:12, 6 May 2009 (UTC)


1998 Nashville tornado outbreak

Hi Kaldari,

I dug up some old photos of the 1998 Nashville tornado outbreak here, here, and here. I'm trying to find a way to add it to the article without necessarily breaking up the text too much. You've done some good work on the article and the one from 2003. Perhaps a gallery option is in order?

--Ichabod (talk) 04:42, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:BNA aerial photo.jpg)

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WikiProject User Rehab

Would you be interested in joining this project? We need more editors who share a burden for rescuing promising editors who have gotten into serious trouble because of behavioral issues. IF (a fundamental condition!) they are interested in reforming and adapting to our standards of conduct, and are also willing to abide by our policies and guidelines, rather than constantly subverting them, we can offer to help them return to Wikipedia as constructive editors. Right now many if not most users who have been banned are still active here, but they are here as socks or anonymous IPs who may or may not be constructive. We should offer them a proper way to return. If you think this is a good idea, please join us. -- Brangifer (talk) 04:27, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Transwiki versus cut-and-paste

I'm not sure if you saw all of the comments at Talk:Optics or my comment on the arbitration request, but some users think that it would be better to bring the Optics article over by transwiki rather than cut-and-paste. This gets into copyright issues, i.e. GFDL attribution for the various people who contributed at Wikisource. I've also started a poll on this specific issue at Talk:Optics#Transwiki prefereable to cut-and-paste?. Coppertwig (talk) 18:44, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Fringe science amended

The following motion was carried 9 to 0 (with 2 recusals and 1 abstention) further to this request to amend the Fringe science arbitration case:

  • 1) Kaldari, Sceptre, and Durova are granted permission to act as proxies for ScienceApologist by making edits to the optics article, its talk page, and any process pages directly related to the optics featured article drive.

The remedy has been entered onto the arbitration case page, at #Further motion following Request for Amendment (May 2009).

For the Arbitration Committee,
AGK 14:18, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Quality pictures

I was sightseeing and voting as usual in WP:FIC and then I found you, so I decided that you deserve this very rare self-modified barnstar:

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I, Damërung ...ÏìíÏ..._ΞΞΞ_ . --  , hereby award you this upgraded barnstar for all your uploads to commons (plenty of them), not only for the unnoticed number of files or the nice they are, but because you have shown an exceptional skill and talent as a photographer and you have worked hard in your pictures and in wikimedia comunity.


No much people could have this ugraded-level of barnstar. - Damërung ...ÏìíÏ..._ΞΞΞ_ . --  01:14, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Formal Mediation for Sports Logos

As a contributor to Wikipedia_talk:Non-free_content/RFC_on_use_of_sports_team_logos/Archive_1, I have included you in a request for formal mediation regarding the subject at Wikipedia:Requests for mediation/Use of Sports Logos. With your input and agreement to work through mediation, I hope we can achieve a lasting solution. — BQZip01 — talk 06:35, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

A note re: Talk:Rorschach test/2009 consensus review

Please be advised that I have recently conducted a review of the Rorschach test (formerly Rorschach inkblot test) talk page and archives. At some point, you have commented on the issue of the display and/or placement of the Rorschach inkblot image. Based on my understanding of your comment(s), I have placed you into one of three categories. I am issuing this note so that you can review how I have placed you, and to signal if this is an appropriate placement and/or to make known your current thoughts on this matter. You may either participate in discussion at the article talk page or leave a note at my talk page; but to keep things in one place, you should also clarify at Talk:Rorschach test/2009 consensus review/addendum. Longer statements may be made here or quick clarifications/affirmations based on several pre-written statements can be made here. Best regards, –xenotalk 14:56, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

  • Further to the above, we would appreciate if you could briefly take the time to place yourself below one of the suggested statements here. If none of these statements represents your current position, please compose your own or simply sign "Not applicable" under "Other quick clarifications". Likewise sign as N/A if you do not want to participate further in this debate. If you choose not to respond then you will likely not be counted with respect to further consensus-determining efforts. –xenotalk 14:40, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Re: Image:Noctilucent clouds over saimaa.jpg

Hi, after logging into Wikipedia after a long while I noticed a comment/question about the license of the noctilucent cloud photo (Image:Noctilucent_clouds_over_saimaa.jpg)I had shot and later uploaded into Wikipedia many years ago. As I had later uploaded the same image into my Flickr account under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license and it seems to have been re-uploaded later into Wikimedia Commons with that license by another user, is there still something that I should do (other than check my account more often than once in every couple of years...), or is the matter already closed as done?

Explo (talk) 21:17, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations!

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Your image, File:Thiodina puerpera female 02.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! wadester16 19:56, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Patriarchy

Congrats on the featured pic. Encouraged by your kind note I was doing some work on patriarchy and I realized that I didn't see the discussion of "universality of patriarchy" in the article. Is it there? Should it be more prominent? Or were you suggesting that where it says there are no known matriarchies that its already covered in that way? I thought in the AfD discussion you had said it was already covered in the more general article, but I may be missing something. Happens to me a lot! :) ChildofMidnight (talk) 17:05, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Barnstar

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Wasn't sure which of many was the best for this situation, so please accept a homemade barnstar. DurovaCharge! 20:31, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Mixed-orientation marriage

If you're interested, I'd like to discuss with you what happened with the "vote" on mixed-orientation marriage. The true outcome is not keep, but remove. What's your take? --CJ Withers (talk) 23:32, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Re:Image Place Holder.png

While you may have your personal opinions for the need and quality of this item, I have posted my response to your statements here Wikipedia:Files for deletion/2009 June 12. Shinerunner (talk) 23:43, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

I've started a section at Wikipedia:Wikiquette alerts regarding this matter. Shinerunner (talk) 10:40, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Emma Goldman cartoon

Hey there, K. If you've never read Kate Beaton's work, you're missing out. (If you know her, then huzzah and hooray!) Today she posted a comic about Emma Goldman. Enjoy! Scartol • Tok 22:44, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Rubycon

Hi Kaldari!

The source I got this info from is a website called "Chart Stats - UK Singles & Albums Chart Archive". Its web address is www.chartstats.com.

Coupled with that, having been a keen follower of the UK charts for nearly 40 years and a Tangerine Dream fan for nearly that long, I'd always thought that Rubycon had got higher than the No.12 peak given in all editions of the Guinness Book of British Hit Albums, but had no way of proving it until the Chart Stats site came along. For the record, Rubycon's complete chart run (14 weeks), reads: 40 38 14 20 10 17 15 12 16 25 29 32 43 51.

Because the album dropped down and went back up again twice, it's perhaps easy to see where the confusion over its actual peak position originated.

Another apparent error in Guinness was the two week chart run given for the album Ricochet, whereas I always seemed to remember it having more than that. In fact it had four: 40 42 42 43. I've altered the Wikipedia article on that album too.

Regards, Tonythepixel (talk) 13:04, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

CMT or Spike?

Since you work for Viacom, I assume you work for CMT of Spike TV? Chris (talk) 23:19, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Here is an idea for a show - 100 Greatest Dance Songs in Country Music such as "Achy Breaky Heart" or "Boot Scootin' Boogie" as examples. Chris (talk) 23:25, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Mantis

Not a bad move, but leave atleast 2 rows with the best images. ZooFari 00:02, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

page deletion

Hi Kaldari. What am I missing when the log of User talk:Outriggr/metadatatest.js shows you deleting a page that appears to already have been deleted? Just curious (and curious, too, why two different editors were deleting my subpages today. :) Outriggr (talk) 05:09, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Grammar fixes

Thanks for fixing some of the grammar in Zacchini v. Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Co.. I wrote that article rather quickly and (apparently) didn't do a very good job fixing up the first part after I had changed it. --Eastlaw talk ⁄ contribs 00:32, 24 June 2009 (UTC)


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Upset about GFDL 1.2 only licensing

Hi Kaldari I noticed your post about GFDL 1.2-only licensing. The proliferation of nominations at en.wp Featured pictures is really disappointing and upsetting to me, is there anything I can do about it? Is there any chance to get the licence outlawed at Wikimedia Commons? Or is it ok for me to oppose nominations at Featured pictures with a reasoning like "restrictive licence and low resolution"? I just wanted to get this off my chest, the situation is quite ridiculous. I don't think text is allowed under a such a restrictive licence and I haven't seen text contributors holding back their best version of their work from Wikipedia and still getting featured.--Commander Keane (talk) 06:24, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

I found your post at Wikipedia talk:Featured picture criteria and added a suggestion, hopefully it will get discussed.--Commander Keane (talk) 03:08, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
All of these great images are such a disappointment. Noodle snacks (talk) 04:14, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Heads up

Wikipedia:Meetup/Nashville. EVula // talk // // 16:17, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Patriarchy

Hi, your revision of my edit was not a problem--it makes sense. The related terms section on the patriarchy article is still inaccurate, so it might be a good idea to delete it.--Hammy64000 (talk) 00:09, 2 July 2009 (UTC) No, I just looked at it again. It is an important section, although it needs work.--Hammy64000 (talk) 03:31, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Wiki-meetup Nashville on Labor Day weekend!

Wiki-meetup Nashville will be September 5–6 (Labor Day weekend) 2009. No conference rooms or libraries. Food, beer and conversation, maybe even a show. So come either day or both! --EdwardsBot (talk) 00:11, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Wikipedia Loves Art uploading

Hey, do you think you can get to the Hunter Museum of American Art trial run? Go WM Tennessee!--Pharos (talk) 14:33, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Kildari, did you block my IP address? I'm in shock. I thought you knew what I was about when you invited me back to the patriarchy discussion.--Hammy64000 (talk) 17:57, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

I'd prefer not to send my IP--I'm not getting involved here again just yet. You have no idea how it messed with my state-of-mind the first time...--Hammy64000 (talk) 18:20, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Changes to lead of wind

I made the changes you recommended and read the lead aloud, to make sure it flowed better. I think I resolved the issue. Let me know what you think. Thegreatdr (talk) 13:06, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Can You Duet

Ok, thanks for the heads up! CloversMallRat (talk) 19:16, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations!

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"Completely inappropriate...

...by your standards", I'll concede. But please don't speak as if you come from some objective, God-like perspective, because you don't. Asking people to spin dense circles just to avoid directly hitting a negative point is just as kooky as believing that publicizing your real age has any security implications whatsoever - and much more disrespectful. WP:SPADE and good night. Badger Drink (talk) 05:48, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

Gustave Bouvet

Hi, I don't speak well English Il was reading [this page]. The « Rue des Panoyaux », in Ménilmontant, is the street who was the french communist party in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. In 1994, french communist party of 20th went to « Place des Grès ». I'm not an historian, just a journalist. And I don't know if it's interesting you for the notice.

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User:Mussav

This user insists on changing "Persian Iraq" to "foreign Iraq", based on some bizarre original research, dismissing and changing the sourced information. Also, in doing so, he has already broken 3RR in Iraq ([2], [3] [4] [5]). Alefbe (talk) 21:27, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

thumb quality

Can you look at the sample thumbs that i have created hereTheDJ (talkcontribs) 18:13, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

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I would like to thank you for your patience with me. But I'm really angry when I see the Iranians re-write the history for political and national purposes, Regards --Gronvich (talk) 16:10, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

FP!

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Milk lead

I considered including "posthumously" in the lead [6], but thought it rather obvious since the lead discusses his assassination. Thoughts? --Moni3 (talk) 20:57, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Spider anatomy done

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Thank you, I've replied to you at the GL. Most of my images are CC-by-3.0, so I don't see why I wouldn't make this one the same. As far as the charitable donation, I am a fan of the Save the Music Foundation; any contribution to that program would be greatly appreciated. --Pbroks13talk? 21:41, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
Thank you! Dont worry about it, the donation is more than enough! --Pbroks13talk? 22:08, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
Of course. Feel free to nominate it. --Pbroks13talk? 01:37, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Persian Iraq

How long is this supposed to continue? If you have a justification for including both language version or none of them, I'm fine with it (because it's not a big deal). But, doing that just to have some kind of compromise is not acceptable, because this kind of compromise is like giving incentives for meatpuppetry and misinformed statements. Alefbe (talk) 11:11, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

First of all sorry Mr. Kaldari for bothering you. Secondly to our member Alefbe, Facts is facts and you can't change it. You are trying to make this word "Ajam" belongs to you while it's not. You know it's not shame that you are using an Arabic word. And No, we are not compromising here because Iraqi Ajam is a fact an Arabic word and adding the Arabic language is the least thing we can do. Shall we continue this discussion in Persian Iraq's Discussion page?. Mussav (talk) 15:33, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
Please do. I hope we can come to some sort of decision that makes sense to everyone. Kaldari (talk) 15:45, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

User:Warrior4321

Could you please explain to him about the deletion process? I and several others tried, but without success (see his talk page and also the history of Habban). Alefbe (talk) 17:47, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

GA reassessment of Jean Charles de Menezes

I am posting this as you have made a substantial number of edits to the above. I have conducted a reassessment as part of the GA Sweeps process. I have found a large number of concerns with the article which you can see at Talk:Jean Charles de Menezes/GA1. I have de-listed the article. This decision may be challenged at WP:GAR or the article may be improved and re-nominated at WP:GAN. Thanks. Jezhotwells (talk) 19:13, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Patriarchy rough draft

Hi, this article is pretty long and I'm not sure how to go about putting it where it can be read and discussed. Thanks for any help you can give me on this.--Hammy64000 (talk) 02:58, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

POTD notification

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Patriarchy

I put the rough draft on my user page and on the patriarch/draft page. I don't know how to link it to the patriarchy talk page. Sorry--I have read many of the instruction pages, but I haven't seen that one. Also, it seems the actual articles aren't doing things according to the instructions..:( Someone named Hairhorn advised me to put it on my own page or it might get deleted by mistake... and then he signed off 'cheers.' --Hammy64000 (talk) 21:12, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

It was immediately nominated for deletion...I only put it there to hash over the ideas and the general direction....By the way, what has been happening with this article? I notice the neutrality tag has been taken off.--Hammy64000 (talk) 21:22, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your comments, particularly the ideas about relating the information to how roles might have developed. I will do the research you suggested. I agree the sociology part is too simplistic, but it already says culture exerts the majority of influence on behavior. I am curious about what the literature says in detail, so I won't mind working on this. But my purpose is to get the information, as I understand it, out there. This is apparently a subject that people hold very dear (not just on wiki, but throughout history). I was doing related research already and have shared much of it, anonymously and without hope of getting my costs back, because I consider this article worth the trouble. I just want to be clear about this. Are we on the same page?--Hammy64000 (talk) 17:07, 11 August 2009 (UTC)


Patriarchy articles

Hi, I'm here to talk about your recent activity at articles related to the topic of patriarchy. I appreciate your enthusiasm for improving these articles! Yet, I think it is important to ensure that you are doing everything you can to communicate your intentions to other editors. I recognize that you added a merge discussion banner template to Patriarchy, and you changed the lettering of an old merge discussion banner template from 2007 at Patriarchy (anthropology), but I think that this was insufficient to facilitate discussion. One of the main problems was that you re-used the old merge discussion header from 2007 at Patriarchy (anthropology), and failed to update the discussion templates with the current date. This made it appear as though the discussion was nearly two years old; thus, visitors to the article who saw the banner and noted the 2007 date would likely presume that the discussion was stale.

A better approach would include creating a new discussion header at Talk:Patriarchy, since that is the talk page that would remain after the merge, and to update both merge discussion templates with the correct date and new link. This would alert visitors that the discussion was current and enable them to participate. This would also have the important, added effect of causing the articles for merge to be listed in Category:Articles to be merged from August 2009. As some editors enjoy browsing the recent merge categories, this would help us gain additional input from the community (which we would not get if the discussion were buried in a category from 2007). It would also be appropriate to add a prominent, perhaps bolded mention of the new discussion, at the bottom of the old discussion header. It would also be good to add a link and a mention of the old discussion to the new discussion, so that people could see what other opinions people have previously expressed on the topic of merging. All of this would ensure that we're doing everything we can to encourage participation and build consensus in this process.

Thank you for reading my comment; I look forward to editing with you. Please feel free to respond here. Whatever404 (talk) 15:58, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

"This made it appear as though the discussion was nearly two years old;"
The discussion was two years old. There are hundreds of merger discussions that are that old. It's not unusual for merger discussions on lesser known topics to take years to complete. That's perfectly fine and acceptable. We don't restart merger discussion just because they are two years old. Your point is taken, however, and I will try to get more people to participate in the discussion. Kaldari (talk) 16:03, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
You said:
We don't restart merger discussion just because they are two years old.
Could you explain how you came to this conclusion? Is there a policy or guideline that instructs editors to re-use discussions that are years old and fail to update notification templates? Thanks for explaining. Whatever404 (talk) 16:15, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
There is no expiration date for merger discussions. They are passive discussions rather than active discussions (like AfD) and it is not uncommon for them to last for years. Kaldari (talk) 16:21, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
If you really want me to start a completely new merger discussion, that's fine. It's just a bit unorthodoxed. Kaldari (talk) 16:25, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates/Spider_internal_anatomy

I took a little bit of closer's perogative and reset this one up the queue, to give it a little more time for improvements. Shoemaker's Holiday Over 189 FCs served 21:05, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks

I hate to admit this, but I hadn't seen my rough draft for patriarchy since you made a link for it. For some reason the technical part of this is the most difficult part for me. Thank you for tidying it up with proper headings and links. It would have taken me hours. Now if there were only more comments. --Hammy64000 (talk) 03:28, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

My ip address was blocked again. Also, on the history section for patriarchy, I hoped for more discussion from other editors because I wanted to avoid immediate deletions when I do edit the article. If there is no discussion, I would assume there was no objection--that is, before the ip address was blocked.--Hammy64000 (talk) 16:39, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

The history section is now in the article. Also, a long time ago I proposed on the patriarchy talk page deletion of the Bacon reference. It's incorrect. No one commented. Also, I objected to some other things--no comment. Can I just change those since no one said anything? Finally, is it a problem that my references don't include the authors' names? I noticed other references have author's names. I did put them on the edit page but they are not in the article references. Thanks.--Hammy64000 (talk) 19:35, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

WLA Filename Review Contest—page 21

Hi, just noticed you added a comment (then deleted it) on my talk page about the above. The images I left with BAD in the filename were each pictures of someone holding a note in front of the camera. I admit this is a mediocre convention, especially since I didn't inform anyone of it :), but i underestimated how much effort even one page of this task was, and gave up and went to bed. I will go back and change the names to something more meaningful if you like.

By the way, this seems like a very worthy project, thanks to you (or whomever) for organizing it. —johndburger 22:43, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, realized that after I left the note :P Kaldari (talk) 22:48, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
NP. I went ahead and changed those to have more meaningful names, with WITH_NOTE appended, and also fixed a few more I apparently missed. Good luck! —johndburger 23:06, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Refactoring comments at Talk:Patriarchy (anthropology)

Although the change you made to my comments at Talk:Patriarchy (anthropology)#New merger discussion were essentially in line with the sentiments I expressed, both in the comment and in the edit summary, it is generally considered poor form to refactor another user's comments. I have no objection to the manner in which the discussion was closed, but simply offer a word to the wise. Best, Cnilep (talk) 15:13, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Featured picture

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Huggle

Yeah, I was trying to undo those when Huggle crashed. I'll undo those immediately. ▒ՅցႽ∅շշ▒ | 19:47, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Rainbow flag change from photo to symbol

I saw the edit you made to the LGBT. I have only one objection to the reason for the unlateral edit: the symbol isn't "subtler", in fact, it's actually bolder. Personally, I like both the photo and the symbol, so there's no preference on my part.

However, if you check the edit history, there was debate on which photo to use. I suggest you discuss it (after the fact, now) and put your recent change up for a vote, as it affects hundreds of articles. Thanks. --CJ Withers (talk) 00:26, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Belated thank you

It was a pleasure meeting and conversing with you at the Nashville meetup. It was great to really put a face and a personality behind these user-names we see every day. Since one of my favorite created articles is Vasili Blokhin, your t-shirt cracked me up; I kept imagining Chekists zipping around the Lubyanka on rollerskates. hahahah If you ever want to collaborate on something or need a hand, please don't hesitate to drop me a line. Until then I remain yours truly, User:Bullzeye contribs 23:55, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Ramariopsis

That's a nice pic you put in the genus article! Would you be interested in nominating for FP if I were to write up an article for the species (would help increase EV)? I'm always hunting for more mushroom pics to get featured. Cheers Sasata (talk) 00:26, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Polygonia subgenus

Thanks for the advice on changing names in the Polygonia genus. I am still learning how to work within Wikipedia. I have found that there is a great deal of confusion concerning naming, both common and taxonomic, so there may not be a 100% agreement among users. I will post a note to see if we should use the term Nymphalis or Polygonia for the members of this subgenus.

How long should one wait before reaching a consensus? What if a consensus isn't reached? What if there are no responses to the discussion? I have had very little experience with the discussion pages.

Cheers. Dger (talk) 21:02, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Thanks that was useful advice. I will see how it goes. I am favouring changing to Polygonia already. Dger (talk) 23:35, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

cite.php story

Hi, I'm working on a draft of a story about cite.php changes here, but I don't know much about it; any additional info/background/links to discussion etc would be great. If we get enough, it can be a dedicated story. Thanks! -- phoebe / (talk to me) 19:15, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

Forgive the talk page stalking, but if you chaps could include a short howto in the story (or link to one if it exists) that would be most appreciated. I took a look at the new set-up and as someone familiar with the old ways it wasn't intuitive at first impression. Cheers,  Skomorokh  19:18, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

Re:Barnstar

Hey! Thanks for the barnstar! BejinhanTalk 06:06, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

FPC

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Berkman

While I was typing a message to the IP, I was also searching for more information about May Picqueray. It seems we both had the same question. :-) — Malik Shabazz (talk · contribs) 20:12, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Opine for Fg2

You contributed to the Signpost Tip Room's discussion of Fg2's death. Several editors have decided to collaborate to get one of his favorite articles to FA status. Would you care to opine on which article we should select here? Thanks. - Draeco (talk) 04:22, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

African American Civil Rights Movement template

Thank you for the "dots", my computer can't make them. I was surprised that so many major crm figures had not been listed, and I went to each page and made the template link for probably more than half of the names and organizations listed. It's a very nice template. Thanks again, Randy Kryn (talk) 00:12, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

If you have a few minutes could you take a look at the C.T. Vivian page and its data on the Nashville students, esp. under the sections 'Background' and 'Work with King' (the last not exact name but close). I think the page has a few mistakes and ommissions, but would like a second opinion from someone who knows the data. Thanks again. Randy Kryn (talk) 00:25, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

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Nashville Sit in page, idea for a page entitled 'Nashville Student Movement'

What a great comprehensive article about the Nashville sit ins. Thank you for the main editorship on this page, well cared for, tended, and grown. Nice work.

Most of the participants in the Nashville actions call the combined activities the Nashville Student Movement. Besides the sit in, it included the Open Theater Movement, the continuation of the Freedom Rides, a voter's registration campaign, and the start of much of the Mississippi moement. These are all covered somewhere on wiki, but not under one article. For example, such an article could have a few concise paragraphs on the sit in, and heavily link to the Nashville sit in page for a fuller view. Thanks again, Randy Kryn (talk) 01:07, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for dots (how do you do them, I'm searching my keyboard and the only one which seems to fit actually does something else), and the addition of KMSmith a very good one. The Nashville Sit-ins would work well as a featured article. I don't know about Lawson's leaving, or the other four sit-ins. I only up to the point where Diane Nash talked to the Mayor, and he agreed that she was right, and they held meetings and worked out how to desegregate. (Was C.T Vivian involved in that discussion on the steps of City Hall? His wikipage seems to claim it, but I thought it was entirely Nash, the director of the sit-in, who made the breakthrough with Mayor West when he came out onto the steps of City Hall to talk to them)
Have you seen the CBS Reports (or CBS White Paper?) program about the Nashville sit-in? It was made in 1960 after the end of the sit-in, and was shown by James Bevel and the others as part of the training of the students the next school year who wanted to participate in the upcoming Nashville Movement activities. If you haven't seen it, that would be a great source of data for the article, an eye on the ground type of reporting. I've only seen it once and from what I recall it covers most of the public events and some of the behind the scenes planning.
Will Nashville have a commemoration in February or later of 2010, a conference, etc.? The Nashville sit-in actually started in 1959, as a movement activity, as the groundwork was being laid before the Christmas break and then a few of the participants worked over the Christmas break. They were surprised when Greensboro held a relatively unsuccessful sit-in, and started their planned and successful one. (Clara Luper and the NAACP Youth Council in Oklahoma successfully paved the way for both).
I'll read more of the wikipage soon, and give suggestions if I can, but you seem to have covered it well. I do have more data, but of the personal research variety, but will point you where I can. If a conference is held, maybe I can come to Nashville in some capacity. But all in all, the article should work as a wiki featured page, esp. on the dates or week of the 50th anniversary. More soon, thanks again, Randy Kryn (talk) 16:07, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
I see what you mean about the four sit-ins. Individual dates. A standard movement progression, but in this action the Nashville Student Movement was actually the first in America to hold a successful nonviolent movement, although some actions of the Women's Voting Rights Movement probably qualify (Have you seen the great movie about Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, "Iron Jawed Angels"? Alice Paul was the James Bevel of her day). Thanks again, and this gets long when added to the rest of the message. Randy Kryn (talk) 23:21, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Template dots

Hi, and I'll get back to you tomorrow on the Nashville Sit-in, thanks for your kind answer. A request, can you once again go to the template for African-American Civil Rights Movement and put in a bunch of spacing dots? I either don't have it on my machine or don't know how. I've added many obvious names (Andrew Young, Hosea Williams, many more, you'd have to go through them one by one to see which ones are hanging chads) as well as the NAACP Youth Council under activist groups. T'anks again! Randy Kryn (talk) 03:12, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Zygoballus sexpunctatus

You've improved the article in a day, up to C....cool; so since you have a better article now, you should have another reviewer. Go ahead and renom, and much success this time! thx-- Rcej (talk) 00:56, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Jesse James

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Jesse_James#RFC

I explained and summerized dispute, maybe you like to comment. Kasaalan (talk) 13:02, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

C.T. Vivian, the wandering birthplace

Hi, left a note on C.T. discussion page. There is a town named Boonesboro in Howard County, Missouri, maybe that is it? A mystery. Another item, I've left a note on the User Group African Diaspora discussion page about creating a separate usergroup for those of us who do Civil Rights Movement edits. Thoughts? Moni3 came up with a wonderful sample usertag. Thanks again, Randy Kryn (talk) 16:25, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

I definitely think there needs to be a Civil Rights WikiProject, but I don't think it should be under African Dispora, as it could potentially cover far more topics than that. Thanks for the research on C.T. Kaldari (talk) 16:30, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. Maybe we can just set up the wikiproject, I don't know if anyone has answered me on the Disporo talk page, and will look. Two questions on the Nashville sit-ins. In the article, do you think the MLK template should be on the page, I don't see the connection and the template is so large that it takes up all the 'air in the room'. It wasn't an SCLC project or a MLK project, although Lawson was connected to them. Another, the museum going up in Greensboro, do you know how balanced they intend to be when including data about other sit-ins such as Nashville and Oklahoma City? Thanks again, Randy Kryn (talk) 10:49, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
As I understand it, the only connections with MLK are the involvement of the NCLC (which was affiliated with the SCLC), Lawson, and the fact that MLK came to Nashville to support the sit-ins. The template does seem to overwhelm the article and I certainly wouldn't object to removing it. I haven't heard much about the Greensboro museum. It's pretty exciting. Hopefully, they will focus on more than just the local events. BTW, there's also talk of creating a Civil Rights museum in Nashville (which I'm sure would cover the sit-ins). Do you know if any cities are doing anything for the 50th anniversary of the sit-ins? Kaldari (talk) 15:51, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Louis-Nicolas Robert

Thank you. Chienlit (talk) 17:05, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Signpost story

Hi, Please see here. --Saqib talk 12:01, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Brahmeid Moth

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Good to work with you. Many happy returns. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 19:00, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

photo story

Thanks for the story about the photo tool! That's cool. I'm thinking about splitting it out into a special story separate from news & notes. Do you have any time to work on it this afternoon if I do that? We could add another para about upcoming contests, etc. -- phoebe / (talk to me) 20:05, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

It might be a little risky this late in the production cycle, but if you think there's enough material to create a separate story, by all means go ahead. I may be available sporadically this afternoon to help. I just added a screenshot to the existing article, BTW. Kaldari (talk) 20:50, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

hot chicken image

Thanks for the note about image ownership of the original image attached to the "Hot chicken" article. I had sent permission notice to permissions-en@wikipedia.org as per your instructions six days ago, but got no response. Another user has since deleted the image. Is it normal to expect no response from that email account? Joelmoses 2000 (talk) 02:12, 25 November 2009 (UTC)