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Deadend Pages[edit]

I saw your comment on VFD about the detritus on Deadend Pages. I thought you were exaggerating, so I went to look for myself. You were being kind. I am agog. I am aghast. Joyous 01:59, Sep 21, 2004 (UTC)

Handoff[edit]

Seeing your changes in my edit really made me believe in the power of wikipedia. Good stuff! niklas_a Oct. 13, 21:59:27 UTC

(Michael Moore and bacon)[edit]

"Even if Michael Moore does like canadian bacon, this detail is not encyclopedic" is the best comment i've ever seen on a talk page. In fact, I think the basic ideas of Wikipedia are pretty much summed up right there. - Bgruber 01:55, 24 Jan 2005 (UTC)

one of your scripts[edit]

I am trying to work out what http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:KeithTyler/mwpush.pl does can I by any chance go to a url and add the page something like automated vandalism warnings kind of --Adam1213 Talk+ 03:03, 25 October 2005 (UTC)


mwpush.pl The script doesn't add content to an existing page. It will erase whatever is there before with whatever you give to it as input. Unless you use the -e option, that is.

I suppose it would not be terribly hard to do this; the script could capture and store the content of the editing textarea during its first visit to the target page when it gets the wpEditToken. Then, the script would need to be further customized to do whatever altering you want it to do to the text. Actually, if all you wanted to do was do something like add a standard template to the top or add something like a category to the bottom of a page, it wouldn't be too hard to improve the script to include "prepend" and "append" options. The script would have to save the original content, then output the prepend text, the original article text, and the append text. There's a variety of ways that could be done...

Keith D. Tyler ¶ 22:45, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

So would I be able to just clic


Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Template/Workshop[edit]

You, or any Wikipedia user, can contribute your suggestions and comments to the /Workshop page of any active arbitration case. Comments on evidence or proposals can help in understanding the import of evidence and in refining proposals. Proposed principles, findings of fact, or remedies may be listed on /Proposed decision and form part of the final decision. Fred Bauder 18:57, 26 October 2005 (UTC)

I'm assuming I got this unexplained comment on my talk page because I'm listed at WP:AMA. In any case, is there any reason for me not to think that adding another page to the Arbitration process just creates a great place that other people can submit reasoned-out comments, and arbs themselves can just exclude from their watchlists? - Keith D. Tyler 20:21, 26 October 2005 (UTC)

Yes, listed at WP:AMA. The arbitrators use /Workshop themselves. I can't imagine an effective advocate not using it. Fred Bauder 20:32, 26 October 2005 (UTC)

Ham Radio![edit]

Please see the discussion at Category talk:Amateur Radio Operator for a discussion on how to identify Hams and Ham personalities on Wikipedia. Steve Kd4ttc 02:50, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

Move bot[edit]

You wrote Wikipedia:Bot_requests#Mass_move_bot. Do you have any move bot? I plan to move about 500 pages en another wiki, it could be very useful. Maksim-e 18:08, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Telecommunications[edit]

I've signed up for the WP on the proposal page, but notice that there's been a significant amount of time that's passed since the proposal was listed. I've noticed a lot of "hit and run" editing (not a bad thing, just that people don't converse much, just change details in telecomm) and wonder if it's allowable/encouraged to make a note of the prospective WikiProject on key telecomm articles?

Generally, I specialize in cellular carriers and MVNOs, but would find it fun to work on SONET, NANP, CLEC, and other interesting land-articles. (Yes, I'm a telecomm geek that is disguised as a violinist by day! Talk about a secret identity!)

Lemme know if you've got any feedback please! ~Kylu (u|t) 02:02, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the pointer to the List of active autonomist and secessionist movements! That's what I was looking for. Jswhitten 19:02, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Userboxes[edit]

KeithTyler, as you are the author of a proposal yourself, I invite you to read my essay on what should be done with the matter. Hopefully this essay (which tries to achieve a middle ground between the two sides) will become a proposal to attempt to change WP policy- because this debate is hurting Wikipedia and dividing the userbase too much. I would hope you could read my essay and comment, both on how to improve it and on how to make it into a proposal to vote to vote. Thanks! // The True Sora 00:45, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Temporary inbox[edit]

I've removed your request for semiprotection here [1], but I think I'll keep the page on my watchlist just in case. --HappyCamper 21:59, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

User:Jeff Fenstermacher[edit]

Keith,

The point you raise about protecting the page - I don't consider it an appropriate response to 3RR violations. Anyone else who wants to edit the article is bound to ask "Why am I being penalised when someone else committed a blockable offence? Why not block the editors as you're supposed to and let us get on with it?" It's less confrontational, I agree, but only because it's less personal, not because it's less damaging. As for Jeff coming back through his IP, if I remember correctly he didn't use it to edit Falun Gong, just to protest his block.

I would have posted this openly on WP:ANI, but that section seems to have been archived despite only being active a day ago. Maybe it happens around month ends. --Sam Blanning(talk) 13:30, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that User:Marskell had initiated an RfC on my behaviour at Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Aquirata. You may wish to comment. Aquirata 13:40, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Editor comments in articles[edit]

What kind of statements can Wikipedia editors add to an article that aren't verifiable by content, but instead are gleaned from a lack of content according to the editor's own observations. There's a comment on the Village pump about the ability of editors to include their own "analysis" of a website.

This Village Pump question is by an editor who made an entry that I thought was POV, so I asked for a citation. I removed the entry after he admitted that he did not have one - he tried to justify it by claiming it should stand unless someone proved it wrong. That didn't really fly, so then it morphed into proposed statement of: "A thorough examining of her website reveals no attempt to evidence her teachings." which seems kind of weird to me...

It just looks like since the other editor can't seem to find any citable sources for criticism about the subject of the article, he's making his own comment about evidence, but it's wrapped up in an apparent comment about the contents of the website itself.

The latest version is: “No part of the site is specifically devoted to the topic of providing proof that Esther is channelling anyone - although many testomonials of her clients are available."

Is this a good comment to include in a Wikipedia article? In the past, I’ve been caught up in finding citable references for all my edits, but this is the first time I’ve encountered an Editor’s own observation that utilizes the reader’s potential observation as a reference.

Thanks! Dreadlocke 16:54, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Thank you, Keith. As always, your guidance is much appreciated. Dreadlocke 17:57, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Secession and micronations[edit]

Keith: Within the last weeks or so, I have developed a large(r) interest in secession and micronations. Having seen that you created List of U.S. state secession proposals, I was wondering if you'd look at my feeble attempt at something similar (and then I found yours). I'm hesitant at just making it a 'real' page because I want to get some opinions on it; I'd like to have yours. The page is found on my user page in bold under "Contributions." Scoutersig 23:53, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Cornel_West_-_PUPR_-_lowres.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Cornel_West_-_PUPR_-_lowres.jpg. The image has been identified as not specifying the copyright status of the image, which is required by Wikipedia's policy on images. If you don't indicate the copyright status of the image on the image's description page, using an appropriate copyright tag, it may be deleted some time in the next seven days. If you have uploaded other images, please verify that you have provided copyright information for them as well.

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Replacing CopyrightedFreeUse with PD-release[edit]

Please see User talk:Betacommand and the linked discussions reguarding this issue. Betacommand (talkcontribsBot) 19:34, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

AfD of List of fictional rooms[edit]

I have listed an article you created, List of fictional rooms, for deletion. The discussion is located at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of fictional rooms (second nomination). Thanks, VegaDark 23:04, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Cannot submit content using mwpush.pl[edit]

I am using your mwpush.pl codes in Chinese Wikipedia to post contents. It was OK until yesterday. Everytime I tried, I get

Sorry! We could not process your edit due to a loss of session data. Please try again. If it still doesn't work, try logging out and logging back in.

I tried it in English Wikipedia and the error is the same. Do you have any idea why? Thanks. -XIAYICI 22:12, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Fixed! Thanks! :=) -XIAYICI 00:07, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Should Jerry Klein Islamophobia experiment be deleted?[edit]

As you have contributed to the Islamophobia article, please consider visiting Jerry Klein’s 2006 Islamophobia Radio Parody where Jerry Klein acted as if he was for forcing American-Muslims to wear special identification marks, similar to the Jews in Nazi Germany. This was to gauge his audience’s reaction and he was shocked by the calls he received. It is currently being debated if the page should be deleted. Please read the article and vote at [2]. Thank You.Wowaconia 01:02, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

hey, Keith,...[edit]

... while i did and do disagree with your sentiment about unsigned statements made to talk pages particularly that one unsigned statement at Talk:Homophobia, i must cheer you on, big time, for your stained glass icon Image:St jimbo stained glass.png and userbox. it's right on the money! and funny, to boot. r b-j 08:32, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

MWPush.pl[edit]

User:Vandalbot just used MWPush.pl to start a massive attack. Fortunately I caught it early. User:Zoe|(talk) 00:41, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Lions tigers and bears[edit]

WP:TIGERS is a great essay, and would definitely have come in handy a while back - although I don't think the tiger would have agreed! Thanks for pointing it out, I think it'll come in handy with a few other "bearers of the truth" Heh... Dreadlocke 18:00, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Heads up[edit]

anything for a fellow AMAian... Definitely got faked out by your signature though! Thought it was bringing me here! // FrankB 22:35, 23 January 2007 (UTC) (and an edit conflict with a sig-BOT too! What wonders on visiting you! LOL //FrankB

MWpush.pl and cookies[edit]

Hi KeithTyler. I am trying to use your mwpush.pl script on a local MediaWiki installation, and it is having trouble staying logged in. On my installation users are required to log in to edit pages. mwpush.pl logs in OK (gets the 302 response) but when it tries to visit the page it wants to edit (and get the token) it gets the "You have to log in to edit pages" page instead. I think this is because the script is not holding the login cookie, but I'm not sure. I'm running Windows XP with MediaWiki 1.8.2 and ActivePerl 5.8.8.820, and I haven't modified the script at all. Any ideas? Thanks. ~MDD4696 16:41, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

Interestingly enough, the script works fine with another local wiki, so I'm thinking it's the wiki server. I don't think it's actually setting the cookie in the first place. The wiki I'm having problems with is on a Windows 2000/IIS 5.0 machine, whereas the one that works is going through Apache 2.2. I bet it's some sort of conflict between PHP and IIS in their handling of the session data... well, thanks for the response anyhow. ~MDD4696 19:13, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

Demkina[edit]

Isn't it so much calmer now? <sigh>  :) Dreadlocke 20:51, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

LOL! It sounds like we're talking about Iraq and not a Wikipedia article! Dreadlocke 20:29, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Help![edit]

Look at the recent edits of User:209.177.21.6. Any suggestions? Georgia guy 21:46, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Student Affairs[edit]

As I see that you are involved in editing some of the student affairs-related articles, I invite you to join the Potential WikiProject on the field. I'm trying to get more people to join so we can start working on things. Invite people if you know more. Thanks! -- Noetic Sage 16:20, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Discrimination-stub[edit]

Hi - I see you have recently created a new stub type. As it states at Wikipedia:Stub, at the top of most stub categories, and in many other places on Wikipedia, new stub types should be proposed prior to creation at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals, in order to check whether the new stub type is already covered by existing stub types, whether it is named according to stub naming guidelines, whether it reaches the standard threshold for creation of a new stub type, and whether it crosses existing stub type hierarchies.

It is far from clear that your new stub type would have the 60 stubs usually required for a separate stub type, and it is, in any case, already covered by sociology-stub, a stub type not yet in need of splitting. Your new stub type is currently listed at WP:WSS/D - please feel free to make any comments there as to any reason why this stub type should not be proposed for deletion at WP:SFD. And please, in future, propose new stub types first! Grutness...wha? 01:13, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Merging of disablism[edit]

We don't use afd as a tool to generate discussion on a merge, per Wikipedia:Articles for deletion. If you think they should be merged, I'd suggest you be bold and go ahead and do it. Then take it from there. If someone objects, discuss and work to a consensus. Hope that helps. Steve block Talk 20:47, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

AMA deletion[edit]

Thanks for drawing my attention to this. Wikiwoohoo 18:49, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

The template may not have been canvassing, Keith, but this is. --Iamunknown 01:48, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

While I like a heads up on this it could be consider canvassing Keith I would advise that you take care in teh future ;) as this will most likely not help any aurguments for keeping the AMA. Æon Insanity Now! Give Back Our Membership! 03:07, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

I'm only notifying people involved in AMA, who may not have noticed the vague comment left by Navou. And as we've seen so far, there's no reason to believe that they lean one way or another. So it's not even WP:CANVASS#Votestacking. - Keith D. Tyler (AMA) 04:29, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
It is a partisan message to a partisan audience. If that is not classic canvassing, I guess I'm deluded. --Iamunknown 04:32, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
So... WP:CANVASS means I can't notify the members of a project that it is up for deletion. I don't consider that at all positive, and fail to see how it is. - Keith D. Tyler (AMA) 04:52, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
Yup, that is kind of the nuance of WP:CANVASS. I've always failed to see why canvassing / notifying users is necessary anyways; there are so many Wikipedians that I figure, because of brownian motion of Wikipedians and the application of the incompleteness theorems, consensus will be formed whether or not members of a specific group are or are not notified. ^^;; --Iamunknown 05:01, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
It's not wrong for them to receive the message, but its wrong to place the message on their talk pages and wrong for persons receiving the message to act on the message without disclosure. Votestacking is difficult to understand and your actions were innocently done. The MfD was closed for much larger issues and as far as I am concerned, the votestacking matter has been closed as well. -- Jreferee 19:09, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Forking micronations[edit]

Further to recent discussions concerning the Sealand / Fort Roughs articles, I'm considering a similar fork of Seborga. Currently this is a hodge-podge of information about the Italian municipality as well as the micronation which overlays it. I propose we create a new article called Seborga (municipality) about the town, and move the existing article (which is mostly about the micronation) to Principality of Seborga. --Gene_poole 00:05, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Call for AMA Coordination Election[edit]

("Automated" message) User:CyclePat has proposed to call for a new AMA Coordination election [3]. Independently of your supporting or oppossing to this call, I ask you to contact other 5 active members in order to get a reasonable quorum. Thanks in advance. --Neigel von Teighen 08:48, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

That would be CANVASSing. - Keith D. Tyler (AMA) 16:56, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Please see[edit]

Keith the AMA is dead, the final nail in the coffin was here (WP:ANI#WP:AMA.) The community has closed the AMA. Æon Insanity Now! 20:45, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image (Image:Coat of arms of Massachusetts.png)[edit]

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Far too overzealous[edit]

This bot should not be undoing valid image inclusions. It lacks the intelligence to make good decisions as to whether the images should be removed or not. It only seems to base its decision on whether or not the image page has text outside of its templates. Actually I really don't even know if that is good enough.

Thing is, editors shouldn't have to learn OrphanBot's personal policies in addition to Wikipedia's policies in order to ensure the continued condition of articles. This would invite a never-ending problem of needing to know the rules of every bot on WP. Removing content from articles in the brain-dead way that OrphanBot does is a disruptive practice. - Keith D. Tyler 18:21, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

OrphanBot is far more conservative than Wikipedia's policies. Where Wikipedia policy requires a source for an image, OrphanBot only requires text outside a template. Where Wikipedia policy requires a valid fair-use rationale, OrphanBot only requires an attempt at writing one. Where Wikipedia policy requires that images marked as not having source or copyright information be deleted, OrphanBot only removes the images from articles. As long as you follow Wikipedia's image policies, OrphanBot won't bother you. --Carnildo 00:41, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Mr. Wizards World screencap[edit]

It's a screenshot from the DVD

Image:Lewis-pre.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

An image or media file that you uploaded or altered, Image:Lewis-pre.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Bleh999 00:16, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Signatures[edit]

Perhaps Wikipedia:Signatures is a helpful read on preferred signature design.

I've aleady read it, thanks. As far as I can see, there is nothing prohibiting someone from creating a custom sig in Wikipedia (especially since it is offered as an option). If custom sigs are ever considered "illegal" in WP, then I'll change it back. Until then, I'd like it to stay as it is. Why pick on someone who tries to contribute constructively to WP? Seriously, WP is fast appearing to become another internet control-freak haven that I'd rather not be a part of if it continues to evolve in such a manner...SkagitRiverQueen 17:43, 6 July 2007 (UTC)—Preceding unsigned comment added by Kelly A. Siebecke (talkcontribs)

The thing is that Kelly has not yet come to understand that "SkagitRiverQueen" is not her user name nor signature. Not yet, at least. I would be happy to help her make this change, if desired. --Kukini hablame aqui 22:04, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

By deliberately obscuring your real username

Another assumption by yet another WP administrator. Why do you think I am trying to deliberately obscure my real username?

and not linking to your user page or talk page, it makes it unnecessarily difficult to determine who you are or to get to your user page or talk page.

Finally, a reasonable explanation; but why did it have to come after an unfounded accusation? Why not give the me the benefit of the doubt first?

I'm guessing you know already how to make a link to your user and talk pages; just add them to your custom sig.

Why guess? Why not first ask if I know how?

Since WP administrators appear to be somewhat like supervisors, I have to be curious if WP gives any kind of "training" to admins before sending them out to police contributors. Because, to be honest, there are a number of WP admins that have not one clue how to be civil and interact with contributors in a professional and polite manner. Hence, my previous statement about WP becoming another haven for internet control-freaks. Y'all just end up coming off like male bovines in a Mikasa outlet store - and you know what? It's irritating.

SkagitRiverQueen 18:31, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Your notion that I am an administrator is an assumption, and a false one at that.

You know what? I did make an incorrect assumption that you are a WP administrator. So, in light of the fact that you are not...

Please leave me and my legal sig alone. Thanks.

SkagitRiverQueen 18:56, 6 July 2007 (UTC)—Preceding unsigned comment added by Kelly A. Siebecke (talkcontribs)

Map on Campbell County, Georgia[edit]

Several months ago, on Talk:Campbell County, Georgia, you requested a copyright examination. I have looked into the matter, and have communicated with the person who digitized the image and placed it on the web, and claims copyright on it. She declines to authorize use on Wikipedia. It is my view that legally the image is PD, and may be used on Wikipedia as such, but whether this is a good idea is less clear. Please take a look at my comments on the talk page if you are still untested in this matter. DES (talk) 05:49, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

Shepherd (Firefly)[edit]

A {{prod}} template has been added to the article Shepherd (Firefly), suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but the article may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice explains why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may contest the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 23:26, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

(LORAN) Images transfered to Commons[edit]

I translated LORAN into italian, so I have uploaded on Commons some images you had uploaded here about that article. See this category: feel free to adjust the description pages if you want. I take advantage to ask you what do you think about contributions of this IP to LORAN: it could be a copyviol? I was impressed from the singularity of the informations added by that contributor. Greetings. --Massimiliano 15:16, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. As for that IP I think it was just a casual visitor with personal knowledge, I don't see any evidence of copyvio. - Keith D. Tyler 22:21, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Service award[edit]

You deserve this, at the very least. You're an excellent editor! Dreadstar 22:47, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

There is also a medal or ribbon style service award, if you like one of those instead! Dreadstar 22:52, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
This editor is a Most Excellent Grognard, and is entitled to display this Wikipedia Vest Pocket Edition.

Discrimination template[edit]

I noticed that you took speciesism and animal rights out - I've requested a clarification at the basically unreferenced article discrimination on the matter, but it's merely a truism if we leave it out. Should we not make the template a little broader instead, such as prejudice? (Unfortunately that article also requires individuals affected be human, it seems we have a bit of a newspeak situation here...) Richard001 10:30, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Discrimination Template II[edit]

Hi, could you comment on the current moving of the Men's Rights and Masculinism articles on the template as one editor has strong opinions as to where they should go. I feel they were originally placed well and the articles would need to demonstrate some aspects to justify what the editor is proposing to warrant moving them but I also don't want to prove my ignorance in such matters. Any help appreciated (and at least he's using the talk page now!) Benjiboi 00:29, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Update - Replies have be made at Talk:Feminism and I've reverting the edits. Benjiboi 04:44, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Bug fix on mwpush.pl[edit]

Please see this diff. It turns out that wpEditToken can contain "\" and "+". And in practice, it often now has both. That's all that, e.g. User:Gdr/protect.py seem to know about.--SallyForth123 07:44, 9 August 2007 (UTC)



Wikipedia:WikiProject School Years[edit]

This is to advise you the project page above is being considered for deletion in accord with wikipedia policy. Please feel free to take part in the discussion at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject School Years. Thank you. John Carter 20:46, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use Image:Ucayali.gif[edit]

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Discrimination[edit]

Hi — I like the collapsible features you added to this template but I can't seem to reduce the gap between their headings and lists in a satisafctory way (e.g. by line-height). Help! Sardanaphalus 16:16, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use Image:Krugman_FPO.jpg[edit]

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mwpush.pl: Wide character in syswrite[edit]

Nice tool in mwpush.pl. Only one issue: it seems that wide characters are not allowed in uploads? Are you aware of any way around this? Thanks Btyner 03:45, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

For example, Andrey Markov (Soviet mathematician) has some Cyrillic encoding. When I try to upload a new version of this page, I get
Upload failed! Response was:
500 Wide character in syswrite
Content-Type: text/plain
Client-Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2007 03:38:42 GMT
Client-Warning: Internal response

500 Wide character in syswrite

I realize upload.pl probably also has this issue... Btyner 03:55, 2 December 2007 (UTC)


Portal_talk:Discrimination/Selected_picture[edit]

Seeing as I'm not being helpful in reaching consensus here, I'll leave the argument to others at this point. Kevin (talk) 20:16, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Discrimination footer/sidebar/etc templates[edit]

Hi. Apologies if something's misfired here. The idea is to follow the pattern where (horizontal) navbox templates have no disambiguation in their names, while vertical navboxes (sidebars) do, like infoboxes. What do I need to look at? Sardanaphalus (talk) 16:47, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

  • Good spot, though -- I'll use AWB to update these. Also just seen "Judaismfooter" on the Antisemitism page you linked, so there's another one I'll sort out. Sardanaphalus (talk) 17:02, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

re:[edit]

This is the first time you notified me of this. But now that I know, I'll be more careful.Bless sins (talk) 22:56, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Canvassing[edit]

Please re-read WP:CANVASS#Friendly notices and take heed of the table immediately above. It's very tiresome when people run around yelling "canvassing!" without pausing to take into account the criteria for what constitutes legitimate notifications. -- ChrisO (talk) 01:05, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

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NowCommons: Image:Cameron Offices - Speck 2 - Detail.jpg[edit]

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Is Paul Krugman's image really copyrighted free image?[edit]

I attempted to relocate Image:Krugman FPO.jpg to Commons which allows editors of other language Wikipedias could use the image freely. However, I wonder the image from the site[4] really falls under the {{CopyrightedFreeUseProvidedThat}} because the image policy of the university website does not specify the "free usage".[5] It just says Photography policies and restrictions • Credit should be given to the photographer/Office of Communications, Princeton University. Are you sure that it is really allowed to use for commercial purpose?--Caspian blue (talk) 15:56, 13 October 2008 (UTC)


Washington 2008 governors election map[edit]

In Washington state it's not relevant which county went which way because the election is decided by overall votes (unlike the federal presidential election which uses an electoral college which is handed out on a state-by-state basis (with few exceptions)). —Locke Coletc 23:23, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of List of self-contradicting words in English[edit]

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Invitation to Meetup/Seattle6, a focus group[edit]

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Analog/Digital TV[edit]

Please explain what your concern is with File:Analogtv-digitaltv.png. To my knowledge, there are no over the air signals that are not copyrighted, hence, there is no free image possible. This is a photograph, how could it possibly be OR? Both images were taken at the same time, from the same TV, same antenna, in a very weak signal area, and demonstrates that even if the analog signal gets weaker and weaker, the digital signal is as good as the day it was born. If you prefer, I can reduce the resolution further, but it is already reduced resolution, and is intended to show just how sharp the digital image is in comparison with the analog. I could have done one that showed a weak analog signal and [no image] for the digital signal, but that would have been pretty boring. Please let me know what your thinking is. For now I am just removing your speedy deletion template. 2ndAmendment (talk) 04:17, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Psychogeography[edit]

Hi, I noticed your remarks on the talk page of the above article - I agree that the article needs to be trimmed back - I've listed some of my concerns here. The article London Psychogeographical Association has similar problems - at one stage it described the organisation as a largely fictitious organisation devoted to psychogeography. That phrase sounded meaningless to me, so I edited it. I'm still suspicious that that article sounds like a hoax - some of the references to psychogeographers sound like they weren't averse to playing elaborate pranks so I'm not sure if psychogeography is itself isn't one.Autarch (talk) 13:48, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

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Nomination of List of fictional radio stations for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of List of auto-antonyms in English for deletion[edit]

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File permission problem with File:Government Center Boston vista.jpg[edit]

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