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Another Esperanzial note...[edit]

Hi again Esperanzians! Well, since our last frolic in the realms of news, the Advisory Council has met twice more (see WP:ESP/ACM2 and WP:ESP/ACM3). As a result, the charter has been ammended twice (see here for details) and all of the shortcuts have been standardised (see the summary for more details). Also of note is the Valentines ball that will take place in the Esperanza IRC channel on the 14th of February (tomorrow). It will start at 6pm UTC and go on until everyone's had enough! I hope to see you all there! Also, the spamlist has been dissolved - all Esperanzians will now recieve this update "newsletter".

The other major notice I need to tell you about is the upcoming Esperanza Advisory Council Elections. These will take place from 12:00 UTC on February 20th to 11:59 UTC on February 27th. The official handing-over will take place the following day. Candidates are able to volunteer any time before the 20th, so long as they are already listed on the members list. Anyone currently listed on the memberlist can vote. In a change since last time, if you have already been a member of the leadership, you may run again. Due to the neutrality precident, I will not vote for anyone.

Yours, as ever, Esperanzially,
--Celestianpower háblame 09:00, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
(message delivered by FireFox using AWB on Celestianpower's behalf)



re: infoboxes[edit]

I never actually redid any infoboxes, as a result of my personal dislike of the concept itself. The display of data that is not tabular in a table is non-semantic use of the <table> element, not to mention the fact that they utterly fuck up display at resolutions less than 1024x768. But then again, you knew that already.

The university disclaimer is more of a convenient excuse than anything – I'm really just fed up with the constant retreading of issues in the WP:Air, the overall low quality of wikipedia content, and the bizarre crusades of some administrators and template nazis. :( ericg 22:53, 27 February 2006 (UTC)



tweaks to airtemp / airtemp-switch[edit]

Just an FYI, I've added a qif test to the template that checks for a single engine. If it's true (number of props=1) then it hides the "each" at the end of the line. This winds up producing:

  • Powerplant: 1× Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1 "Wasp Junior", 450 hp (336 kW)
    • rather than
  • Powerplant: 1× Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1 "Wasp Junior", 450 hp (336 kW) each

It's more grammatically correct and it makes more sense. Plus we're using so goddamn many qif tags that one more won't push the WP:AUM crowd over the top. ericg 03:11, 7 March 2006 (UTC)





I stuck it in but never got around to writing the code in the template to display it. I have the NACA airfoil and other profiles for a great many aircraft and it's an interesting bit of information to include (for early NACA series, you can actually plug them into a Java applet and see the cross-section of the wing, and for all NACA profiles you can interpret the numbers to get some idea of the wing properties as explained on the wikipage). I was planning to go through and include it in the articles but got sidetracked by the AWB migration dealie. :) - Emt147 Burninate! 23:24, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

User:Ingoolemo/Threads/06/03/25a User:Ingoolemo/Threads/06/03/24a

page move request[edit]

When you get the chance, PB4Y Privateer could use a move to PB4Y-2 Privateer, which is currently a redirect. There never actually was a straight PB4Y model, and the article doesn't discuss the -1 (which is in B-24 Liberator). Thanks :) ericg 22:43, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Save the Game![edit]

Help us track down verifiable sources to bring The Game back! Go to! Bkkbrad 20:09, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Esperanza Newsletter, Issue #1[edit]

Reach out is a program aimed at allowing users to bring issues that they have had in Wikipedia to a listening, sympathetic and caring audience:
"No one can know how we feel if we do not say. We cannot expect to get understanding if we do not ask for it. No one will dispute that sometimes life's issues are too much for one person. It is fair to say that sometimes Wikipedia's problems fall under the same heading. This is a place where you can bring the bruises that can sometimes be got on this project for attention."
The Stress alerts program aims at identifying users who are stressed, alerting the community of thier stress and works in tandem with the Stressbusters at trying to identify causes of stress and eliminating them.
Note from the editor
Welcome to this new format of the Esperanza Newsletter, which came about during the last Advisory Council meeting - we hope you like it! The major changes are that each month, right after the Council meeting, this will be sent out and will include two featured programs and a sum up of the meeting. Also, it will be signed by all of the Advisory Council members, not just Celestianpower. Have an Esperanzial end of March, everyone!
  1. Future meetings are to be held monthly, not fortnightly as before.
  2. Bans and Access level changes (apart from autovoice) in the IRC channel are to be reported at the new log.
  3. In the IRC channel, there is going to be only one bot at a time.
  4. The charter requires members to have 150 edits and 2 weeks editing. Why this is the case will be clarified.
  5. A new Code of Conduct will be drafted by JoanneB and proposed to the Esperanza community.
  6. The NPA reform idea is to be dropped officially.
  7. Charter ammendments are to be discussed in future, not voted on.
  8. The Advisory Council is not going to be proposed to be expanded by the Advisory Council themselves, if others want to propose it, they will listen.
Celestianpower, JoanneB, Titoxd, KnowledgeOfSelf and FireFox 17:47, 26 March 2006 (UTC)


Talk:George W. Bush[edit]

Although you may feel the discussion doesn't help the article (and I agree) I was under the impression removal of comments from talk pages was vandalism. ĢĿ€Ñ §τοĿĿ€ŖγŤč 21:14, 30 March 2006 (UTC)


AWB access[edit]

Hello Ingoolemo,

You recently added your name to the AWBCheckPage discussion page requesting access to use the AutoWikiBrowser. However, you've actually always had access: all sysops do. Your name is on the list under admins. Regards —Encephalon 08:03, 3 April 2006 (UTC) PS. Incidentally, as a sysop, you can edit the protected Checkpage to add non-sysops who wish to use the AWB; feel free to do so. Martin's only requirement is that a user have at least 500 edits (intended as a screen for basic familiarity with WP processes), and no evidence of malicious intent/bad faith edits. —Encephalon 08:03, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Esperanza Newsletter, Issue #2[edit]

The Barnstar Brigade is a new program aimed at giving more very deserving yet unappreciated users barnstars. It will officially start on 2006-04-09, but signing up is encouraged before this date:
"Here in Wikipedia, there are hundreds of wikipedians whose work and efforts go un-appreciated. One occasionally comes across editors who have thousands of good edits, but because they may not get around as much as others, their contributions and hard work often go un-noticed. Sadly, these editors often leave the project. As Esperanzians, we can help to make people feel appreciated, be it by some kind words or the awarding of a Barnstar. A project the size of Wikipedia has thousands of editors, so there are plenty of people out there who deserve recognition, one just has to find them. The object of this program is not to flood editors with Barnstars, but to seek out people who deserve them, and make them feel appreciated."
The Stress alerts program aims at identifying users who are stressed, alerting the community of thier stress and works in tandem with the Stressbusters at trying to identify causes of stress and eliminating them.
Welcome to the second issue of the new format Esperanza Newsletter - we hope you still like it! This week, it was delivered diligently by our new dogsbody. MiszaBot (run by Misza13): any execution complaints should go to him. Content comments should be directed at the Esperanza talkpage. Thanks!
  1. The next elections: Approval voting as before and, also as before, an previous leadership member can run. Please submit your name for voting in the relevant section of this page. Voting starts on 2006-04-23 and ends on 2006-04-30. There will be three places up for grabs as KnowledgeOfSelf is leaving Wikipedia. Please see the previously linked page for full details.
  2. The Code of Conduct is now ready for extensive discussion! Specific comments should go to the Code of Conduct talk page, discussion of having one at all should be directed to the main Esperanza talk page.
  3. The current process for accepting proposals for new programs has been deemed fine. All Advisory Council members and the Admin Gen are to endevour to be bold when viewing discussion. If they feel that consensus has been reached, they will act accordingly.
A plea from the editor...
The propsed programs page is terribly underused! Please leave any comments, good or bad, on the page, to help us determine the membership's thoughts on the ideas there.
Celestianpower, JoanneB, Titoxd, KnowledgeOfSelf and FireFox 19:53, 6 April 2006 (UTC)