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Archive 1 2004-05-23 2004-12-31
Archive 2 2005-01-01 2005-06-23
Archive 3 2005-06-23 2005-09-05
Archive 4 2005-09-05 2005-12-01
Archive 5 2005-12-01 2005-02-10
Archive 6 2006-02-10 2006-04-14
Archive 7 2006-04-14 2006-07-09
Archive 8 2006-07-09 2006-11-15
Archive 9 2006-11-15 2007-01-10
Archive 10 2007-01-10 2008-03-30
Archive 11 2008-03-30 2015-09-08
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Here's that link to the crazy lady freaking out: She seriously screams for four and half minutes before they shut off the camera. Make sure to keep the speakers/headphone loud to hear what the people in the background are saying. Share with your friends! Useless Fodder 20:06, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Happy Easter[edit]

Happy Easter/Zombie Jesus Day. Hope you're having fun. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Useless Fodder (talkcontribs) .


Please do not include the {{3-view}} template. It's meant as a {{subst:subst:subst:}} only. ericg 00:38, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

PLEASE STOP. You did not adequately test 300px, and that code (not 300px) is being pasted into the entries you're editing. I'm fixing this with {#if:} now, but hold on until I'm done. I'm having to follow you around and clean up. ericg 00:53, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
Okay. Both 300px and {#if:} don't work properly if substituted. They affect the size, but the code remains and it's super sloppy. However, we can't have hundreds of template calls for something as simple as a 3-view image - that'll get the template nazis on our asses again for sure. You'll have to be content with manually controlling the size. I'm removing the size code from the template. ericg 01:04, 19 April 2006 (UTC)


Old Skool Esperanzial note[edit]

Since this isn't the result of an AC meeting, I have decided to go Old Skool. This note is to remind you that the elections are taking place now and will end at 23:50 UTC on 2006-04-29. Please vote here. Thanks. --Celestianpower háblame 20:42, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Infobox consensus[edit]

I started a consensus thread on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Aircraft for the infobox. Please chime in. I also re-nom'ed myself for RfA. - Emt147 Burninate! 17:35, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

Translation of a phrase[edit]

You ask if there is a reasonable Latin translation for "People are dumb, persons are smart." Well, that is a terribly subtle turn of phrase, and no immediate equivalent springs to mind. I'm sure something equally clever could be hammered out if I thought about it, but these days I'm not sure I can put enough energy into the task to help you. I will let you know if I come up with anything, and if someone else gives you a translation let me know. --Iustinus 17:54, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Infobox missile[edit]

The output is really messy if you use alt units unless you enforce specific column widths or a very large image. Writing main units (alt units) is a much simpler solution. - Emt147 Burninate! 18:18, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

User:Ingoolemo/Threads/06/04/29a User:Ingoolemo/Threads/06/05/05a

Aircraft specification(s)[edit]

AzaToth's bot has been renaming "airtemp" to "aircraft specification" (singular) in the articles. I asked him to hold... is "aircraft specifications" (plural) ready? Can we make the singular a redirect to the plural? You might want to drop him a note on his user talk page. - Emt147 Burninate! 02:53, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Template:Aircraft infobox[edit]

I've reverted your redirect from Aircraft infobox to Infobox aircraft. Please note that the Aircraft infobox template is used as part of the Crash infobox, as seen in Aeromexico Flight 498 and others. There may be multiple aircraft involved in a crash, hence the need for multiple incarnations of the aircraft infobox, rather than just filling in the blanks for one aircraft in the crash template. The emphasis here is on identifying the particular aircraft, including tail number, model, airline etc.

When you made a redirect, it screwed up all the aircraft crash articles. Luckily this was easily fixed. You may wish to check your work if you have done anything similar recently.

Of course, any changes to the crash and aircraft templates to make them better would be appreciated. I whipped them up by copy and paste and bang them into shape, and I'm quite sure that they could be worked on! --Jumbo 04:50, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Esperanza Newsletter, Issue #3[edit]

The Administrator Coaching program is a program aimed at preparing Wikipedians for Adminship or helping them understand the intricacies of Wikipedia better. Recently, changes have been made to the requirements of coachees. Please review them before requesting this service.
This would be something like the Welcoming Committee, but for people who have figured out the basics of editing articles; they're not newcomers any more, but they might want some help in learning new roles. Some might like suggestions about how to learn vandal patrol, or mentoring on taking an article to featured status, or guidance with a proposal they plan to make at the Village Pump, for example. In this way, Esperanza would help keep hope alive for Wikipedia because we would always be grooming the next generation of admins.
The Stressbusters are a subset of Esperanza aiming to investigate the causes of stress. New eyes on the situation are always welcome!
Note from the editor
As always, MiszaBot handled this delivery. Thank you! Also, congratulations go to Pschemp, Titoxd and Freakofnurture for being elected in the last elections! An Esperanzial May to all of the readership!
  1. Posting logs of the Esperanza IRC channel are explicitly banned anywhere. Violation of this rule results in deletion and a ban from the channel.
  2. A disclaimer is going to be added to the Esperanza main page. We are humans and, as such, are imperfect.
  3. Various revisions have been made to the Code of Conduct. Please see them, as the proposal is ready to be ratified by the community and enacted. All members will members to have to re-confirm their membership after accepting the Code of Conduct.
  4. Referendums are to be held on whether terms of AC members should be lengthened and whether we should abolish votes full stop.
  5. Admin Coaching reform is agreed upon.
Celestianpower, JoanneB, Titoxd, Pschemp and Freakofnurture
20:29, 7 May 2006 (UTC)



RfA Thank You![edit]

Thanks Ingoolemo,

I am honored by your support in my recent successful request for adminship. As an administrator, I am your servant, ready to help however I can. (In your case, since you've had the tools longer than I, my best use might be menial labor!) My talk page is always open; should you need anything, or should you see me making a mistake -- probably a common occurrence -- please do let me know. I will depend on the good sense of the community to keep me from making a complete fool of myself! :) In gratitude, Xoloz 16:51, 18 May 2006 (UTC)


Infobox problem[edit]

I reverted Infobox Aircraft to the <table> tag because {| creates an extra linebreak in conjunction with the WP:Air header comment (just one of those inexplicable Wiki quirks). Our options are either to keep the table tag which will not tolerate expr within it or to edit all pages using the infobox so the box code starts on the same like as the WP:Air header comment (boring but very easy with AWB). - Emt147 Burninate! 00:53, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to the Military history WikiProject![edit]


Hi, and welcome to the Military history WikiProject! As you may have guessed, we're a group of editors working to improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to military history.

A few features that you might find helpful:

There are a variety of interesting things to do within the project; you're free to participate however much—or little—you like:

  • Starting some new articles? Our article structure guidelines outline some things to include.
  • Interested in working on a more complete article? The military history peer review and collaboration departments would welcome your help!
  • Interested in a particular area of military history? We have a number of task forces that focus on specific nations or periods.
  • Want to know how good our articles are? The assessment department is working on rating the quality of every military history article in Wikipedia.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of the project coordinators, or any experienced member of the project, and we'll be happy to help you. Again, welcome! We look forward to seeing you around! Kirill Lokshin 00:34, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Military history WikiProject Newsletter - Issue III - May 2006[edit]

The May 2006 issue of the Military history WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. —ERcheck @ 00:01, 26 May 2006 (UTC)



(please do not use your threads system on my talk page)

You do know that editing that file does nothing, right? Only monobook-derived skins have these editable JavaScript files (see Wikipedia:Catalogue of CSS classes for the list). --cesarb 03:43, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

I find your comments rather surprising. Do you mean to say that those pages exist for no real purpose? Ingoolemo talk 04:57, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
That page exists only because someone else who also thought it would work created it. It is kept because, when (and if) the developers decide to add support for it, it'll work as expected. --cesarb 05:01, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

A short Esperanzial update[edit]

As you may have gathered, discussions have been raging for about a week on the Esperanza talk page as to the future direction of Esperanza. Some of these are still ongoing and warrant more input (such as the idea to scrap the members list altogether). However, some decisions have been made and the charter has hence been amended. See what happened. Basically, the whole leadership has had a reshuffle, so please review the new, improved charter.

As a result, we are electing 4 people this month. They will replace JoanneB and Pschemp and form a new tranche A, serving until December. Elections will begin on 2006-07-02 and last until 2006-07-09. If you wish to run for a Council position, add your name to the list before 2006-07-02. For more details, see Wikipedia:Esperanza/June 2006 elections.

Thanks and kind, Esperanzial regards, —Celestianpower háblame 16:00, 23 June 2006 (UTC)


Id tag.. brillant.[edit]

Re: [1]. Why not put a tag around the entire text so people who don't want to see it can hide the whole thing? No need to sync threads. :) --Gmaxwell 03:22, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

Actually, such an id tag already exists. MediaWiki:Newarticletext begins with <div class="plainlinks" id="newarticletext">, so if you really feel the need not to see it, you can add #newarticletext {display: none;} to your personal CSS to make it invisible.
Learning suppressing all the warning notices has been a nice trick to learn, because by now I know the policies well enough that they just take up space.
Thanks for the suggestion anyway. Ingoolemo talk 22:56, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

Military history WikiProject Newsletter - Issue IV - June 2006[edit]

The June 2006 issue of the Military history WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. Kirill Lokshin 05:49, 30 June 2006 (UTC)