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Hello, Khatru2, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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The Minor Barnstar

I award you this minor barnstar in appreciation of your thousands of minor edits to Wikipedia. Thanks for following up behind those of us who always mispell words and forget that there's more than one place called Georgia. You can find some convenient javascript tools at WikiProject User scripts that can help you find and fix a lot of common mistakes. Keep up the great work! --TantalumTelluride 20:21, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

User Needs Assistance

I noticed that you edited List of District Attorneys by county a while back. I was wondering if you could help me with a problem I encountered editing that article when I added Philidelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham to the List. When I added her name to the List, it messed up the formatting, and I cannot figure out how to fix it. --TommyBoy 00:10, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Bot or not?

Is this user a bot? S/he is certainly a machine: editing continuously, may articles per minute. Certainly doing good work though, so keep it up. mgekelly 08:15, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

I am not a bot. I just work quickly and often.--Khatru2 17:34, 23 June 2006 (UTC)


thanks for fixing the olympics list! --Astrokey44 11:13, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Georgia (country)

Thanks for dabbing Georgia at Portal:Chess/Did you know; for some reason, I thought that Georgia'd recently been redirected to the country page, but I observe that I was altogether wrong! :) Joe 04:05, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

And thanks for catching this again. I invariably use Georgia (U.S. state), but regularly omit any designation relative to the country; I rather think that Georgia ought to point to the country page, supra to which would be an {{otheruses}} toward a Georgia (disambiguation), but it's not a particularly pressing issue, and I don't imagine anyone would be particularly interested in a move. In any case, thanks once more for fixing my oversight. Joe 21:09, 29 August 2006 (UTC)
No problem. As you can probably tell, I often check incoming links to Georgia. There is significant support for the country page to occupy Georgia (See Talk:Georgia and Talk:Georgia (country). However, I am personally opposed to such a move, because so many people link to Georgia when they are referring to the U.S. state. Khatru2 21:19, 29 August 2006 (UTC)


Hi there. I saw you had edited this template by putting a line break in. Was this to improve the formatting? I think there are issues about screen resolution here, because this change completely spoiled the formatting on my 1152x864 Firefox display. It looked like this:

This image is a current featured picture candidate. A featured picture should exemplify Wikipedia's very best work,
and is therefore expected
to meet several criteria. Please feel free to leave comments on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates.

For the time being, I have reverted it back to its former style. Perhaps you can find a way of formatting it that looks good on all reasonable screen resolutions. Regards, BillC 07:47, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Sorry about that. On most pages for me the word "should" is partially covered. I don't know how to fix it. Khatru2 17:03, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Editing Assistance Needed

I noticed that you made some additions to Sa'ad Al-Faqih's page, and was wondering if you could help me by providing me with your editing assistant. I have a lot of information that I want to add about MIRA and the political system in Saudi Arabia. Do you have msn messenger? --Arabiainfo 00:59, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

I did not actually add any information to the Sa'ad Al-Faqih article. I just removed your signature from it. [1] In the future, please only sign your posts on talk pages, not your edits to articles. Feel free to add any information you might have about MIRA and Saudi Arabia to the appropriate articles themselves. If you would like to contact me, just use this talk page. Khatru2 01:41, 28 July 2006 (UTC)


Sorry, I suppose I should not have assumed that the suffix was required. Sorry for the complication. --Jmatt1122 02:11, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Truly Nolen article

Just curious why you think it sounds like an advertisement? (It's not, by the way.) Deathbunny 07:33, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Perhaps it was the "(tm)" at the beginning of the article that led me to believe it was an advertisement.Khatru2 05:57, 17 August 2006 (UTC)
I'm a bit of a newbie and I wasn't sure if I was supposed to mention that or not. I did work for them years ago, but I wouldn't consider what I wrote an advertisement, more a statment. Is there anything you would think would help make it less "advertisement-like" without compromising information? Deathbunny 18:05, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
I don't believe we need to put "tm" in articles, but I am not sure of that. The article is better now that the sentence "The company's central working philosophy is taking care of the customers they have and that the customer is always right." has been taken out, so I removed the advertisement template. Khatru2 18:20, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the advice/input. I'm the first to admit I'm still learning the ropes... Deathbunny 21:37, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

Requested move

FYI, I am going to de-list your Syriacs/miniprojectTalk:Syriacs/miniproject move request. The steps for requesting a page move were not followed so no one else had a chance to see or vote on the request. Those steps put the article in a category and make a convenient place to vote. Feel free to re-list the request. —Wknight94 (talk) 16:23, 2 August 2006 (UTC)


Just a question,why did you but the bit about Cobalt and Samson at the end of an article about the town of Willow Creek? Serenacw 04:01, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

I did not remove any content from the article, only signatures. Signatures are supposed to be used on talk pages, not in articles. See this page for more information. Khatru2 23:05, 26 August 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for cleaning up the external links. Does the TYSA article now have importance? In not, could you suggest information to add? DeineMutter 21:54, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

I added the importance tag to the article, because I'm not sure if TYSA is notable enough to be on Wikipedia. Khatru2 21:58, 27 August 2006 (UTC)


Hi. Mainly cause we wouldn't be able to find one that is not fair use. ForestH2 t/h/c 20:51, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

If you could find one; let me know. ForestH2 t/h/c 20:53, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Prof. Sultan Catto

Greetings. I'm User:Ludvikus, a novice Wikipedia. I've edited the Biography section--but I don't know how to remove the Template. Can you help? Thans. Ludvikus 01:50, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

I removed the template for you. If you need any more help, feel free to ask. Khatru2 01:54, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your kind assistance.

Can you revisite the article to see if it can be further improved as to form? Thanks.

I don't think the "publications" section is formatted properly, since I have never seen publications listed in gray boxes before. However, I am unsure as to what the standard is for listing them. Consider looking at other similar articles for comparison to see how they are formatted. Khatru2 00:56, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Will you pl. see the India Today article?

Will you pl. see the copy-pasted article of India Today on talk pages of Swadhyay Parivar along with my comments?

Swadhyayee 12:52, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

I am sorry if caused inconvenience

I am sorry if caused inconvenience. The fact is Swadhyay Parivar are into criminal activities now under guise of religious work. I do not want them to glorify themselves by false claims on Wikipedia. Even now, someone had removed critical links to falsely glorify Swadhyay Parivar and they use such comments to mis-lead the people, police, judiciary and Govt. of India to safeguard themselves against legal consequences for their wrong deeds.

I am trying to apprise everyone who has shown slightest interest with one intention that they know the truth and support me in maintaing a neutral article. Swadhyayee 18:35, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Messed my Native American Site up

Thank For messing up what i did the red areas was what i and other ppl was going to Role Play [[2]] Gewi 22:05, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Please explain to me how I "messed up" the article. I was formatting it to conform to the Manual of Style. The main article namespace is where the encyclopedia articles go and is not the place for "role playing" games. Also, keep in mind that nobody owns the articles on Wikipedia and that Wikipedia is not a free host, blog, webspace provider or social networking site. Khatru2 22:59, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

The Red areas in the Page I and Some other people was going to Role play the Battles. If you would of read everything on the Site you would of none that.

I had this up there.

Most of these battle in the French and Indian War will Wrote from research. Some will be Role Played and research done to do the Role Plays. Ill Be looking for French and British Troop and Militia Officers and Native American Leaders to Role Play. Gewi 03:28, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Regardless, the main article namespace on Wikipedia is for encyclopedia articles only. Thus, any articles in the main namespace must comply to all of the usual policies such as the Manual of Style and Guide to Layout. Because of this, I have reverted all of my changes to the article and moved it to the user talk space at the page User talk:Gewi/Wars Between Native Americans and Other Nations. In the future, I will suggest that the original article titles be deleted. Khatru2 04:49, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Ok thank sorry to put you through all that. Plus im sorry about my first post. I was rude. Would you like to role play. Gewi 05:28, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Not a problem. Enjoy your game. Khatru2 05:30, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

I will. Ill look in here time to time see whats upGewi 05:33, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

"likeresume" Tag

Thank you for putting the "likeresume" tag on the Nathan Rosenberg article. I was not aware that such a tag existed, but it does indeed exemplify the need for more balance within the article, so that it reads with more of a neutral tone. (As well as the fact that aside from Nathan Rosenberg's own company's Corporate Website, there are no other reputable sources to back up the claims which require citations).Smeelgova 04:19, 16 September 2006 (UTC)


I fixed the pages and have taken this into account for new pages. Borox 08:55, 17 September 2006 (UTC)


Thank you for helping me write the Wikipeadia article for ‘Stylistics (linguistics)’.

I think that I got the hang of things – in the end.

I’ve now finished my contribution – give or take the odd minor correction.

I hope to be able to contribute to your project again. I did feel that this entry deserved a fuller explanation.

As for the biographical note, no, I did not write this (but my agent did). I just pasted it in.

I fully accept your guidelines and will, therefore, edit it to a form consistent with your standards and style.

I do feel, however, that a brief entry about my work and credentials should be available for scrutiny, but please feel free to edit accordingly.

Thanks again for all your assistance.

Brian Lamont 18:45, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Dixie Heights High School

The article Dixie Heights High School has been updated. Could you please take another look at it? --TruthbringerToronto (Talk | contribs) 22:05, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

I have changed my comment on the AfD page. Khatru2 23:05, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Searching for page that was moved

I did the no-no of copying and pasting a page, rather than moving it. You pointed out my error, and someone, possibly you, moved it from N'wenglish to NuEnglish. But now a search for "NuEnglish" yields no results. Please tell what I should do to make the search work. Thanks. LanguageMan 02:32, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

According to Wikipedia:Very Frequently Asked Questions:
"The search index is often out of date, sometimes taking weeks before it's updated. Recent changes are not reflected until the next time the search index is updated. Also, article names are case sensitive. The "go" button usually masks this, but if an article name includes a mixture of capitalized and uncapitalized words or any words in camelCase a redirect is necessary."
This particular article is CamelCase, so perhaps that is the reason for the issue. However, the go button still works in this case. I hope this answers your question. Khatru2 02:44, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Point of Existence

Regarding your latest edit to the PoE page; i was just wondering, which words exactly do you believe to be weasel words? I believe a lot of the information on that page (if not all) is presented very clearly and obtusely, almost too much, without weasel words being sneaked in. Also, the article references the PoE site and some other news articles in the External Links section which I believe would clear it from necessitating the citation tag at the top. I am mostly disconcerted because as far as I can tell you left no notice on the Talk page about your concerns for weasel words and citations. I think if you see individual passages that need citations you should add the specific citation tag to them. I just want you to know what I plan on removing the weasel words and citation markers at the top of the page when I get back home later tonight (I totally agree on the cleanup part), and I will try to see what I can do about your concerns. Please leave any comments or concerns on the PoE discussion page. 17:46, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Total Olympics medal count

Hi, I saw your edits on this page, and perhaps I can help. I have made significant changes to this page and know in gory detail how those templates work, so perhaps you can tell me what you are trying to change and I'll tell you what to do. Andrwsc 23:40, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Ah, yeah, I see that problem with GEO. I used an alternate template to generate the flag, and manually put in the IOC country code. Hope this solution is ok! Andrwsc 23:47, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Stephen Campbell

Hi there. I have absolutely NO IDEA how that happened, nor even where those sentences came from!? I did go to correct your Stephen ampbell move as I initially thought it was page move vandalism. However I checked your contribs before doing so, saw you were a good faith editor and reconsidered. How fricken odd! Any idea where those lines even came from? Glen 22:44, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Waylander the Slayer

Thanks for being the first person (apart from me) to edit this article. The article and Wikipedia in general need more people like you who do this sort of stuff that others forget or don't know how to do. Thank you, again.

Also, others who know anything about David Gemmell's character Waylander the Slayer, please add to the article of the same name.

Nonagonal Spider 07:43, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. Khatru2 16:29, 19 October 2006 (UTC)


Regarding NATO, I put the vandalism tag up because of the deletion of 1 1/2 sentences for no apparent reason. Why did you remove it? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Cnota (talkcontribs) 05:34, 26 October 2006.

Sample size

Hello Khatru2, thanks for bolding "Sample size", but you should know I wrote every word of Sample size and take responsibility for it. That's what my (or anyone else's) signature means, so please leave it. It provides a quick link to my contact information for further, detailed discussion. --Mbhiii 12:38, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Whoops, thanks again, as per Wikipedia:Ownership of articles, no signature. --Mbhiii 17:16, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

No problem. Khatru2 21:09, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Regarding ProfL

Greetings Khatru2. Thanks for your detailed response regarding your request for deletion of my User Page. I'm beginning to twig on to why it is contoversial. I think we need to come to an agreement about the guidelines as to whether a userpage "is for anything that is compatible with the Wikipedia project." I wasn't aware that User Pages are only for Editors that contribute on a regular basis. I am not clear as to what the Wikipedia Project is if it doesn't include users like me. As an avid user, I decided to "use" my page for this purpose, perhaps in error, but I thought the exposure to students was a key factor in "building" Wikipedia. On a proactive note, I'd like to pare down the college specific links and rework the Wiki content to my course outlines only. It seems as if that would be within the guidelines. If I could get a fix on the contribution aspect, I could certainly devote more time to editing other pages too. Let me know what you think. I look forward to a fair response from the editors. -ProfL

Thank You

I didn't know where to use signatures. Thanks for letting me so I don't make mistakes of using it within any more articles. --Bhavesh Chauhan 03:40, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing the Bustamante picture. PEACETalkAbout 04:27, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Strength of the World

Why was that article about Strength of the World (Avenged Sevenfold) redirected? Maybe some peopel would like to know what the song is about, heh, I know I would.Wi-king 03:42, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Redirects for Discussion

Hi Khatru, I just wanted to let you know that I've posted a response in Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion#Various_Wikiproject_redirects regarding your suggestions involving the WikiProject redirects. Thanks! Girolamo Savonarola 21:48, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

So have I. Cheers Jidan 10:09, 12 November 2006 (UTC)


I am sorry; I wanted to see how long it would take to be reverted if I said it was a test. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 23:35, 11 November 2006.

Deliberately changing content to compromise the integrity of Wikipedia is called vandalism. Khatru2 23:43, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Sea Cadet Corps (United Kingdom)

Your "wikify" tag is not really helpful, and I'm sure you intended to be helpful by placing it there. However the artcile is pretty heavily wikified already. I am removing your tag until such time as you can justify on the talk page what you mean. That way we get the best of all posisble worlds. Fiddle Faddle 17:48, 13 November 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the disambiguation of Georgia on the Nuçi's Space page. I should have thought about that having more than one meaning.  :) Aleta 18:51, 15 November 2006 (UTC)Aleta

You're welcome, and thanks for the note. Khatru2 20:58, 15 November 2006 (UTC)


The information you placed on Trisha with regards to the show on channel 5 was irrelevant, the page refers to the show on ITV, the show is called Trisha Goddard on five. though this prog. has no seperate page on wikipedia, it is a completely different show, albeit with similar subject matter. Jonomacdrones 21:38, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

re: Category:Date of birth missing

Good morning. Per the discussion about privacy concerns expressed at Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons#Privacy of birthdays, date of birth should generally not be added to the biographies of living non-public or semi-public figures. So far, that policy has been interpreted fairly strictly with a pretty high bar being set for public figures who are assumed to have given up their rights to privacy.

By the same token, we should not be adding Category:Date of birth missing to articles unless we have made the case that the person meets the "public figures" threshold. Otherwise, we're just baiting new users into adding content even though the community has already said that we shouldn't include that particular data point. Category:Year of birth missing is okay but the exact date is often not. Thanks. Rossami (talk) 16:58, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

The realization that we need to be concerned about privacy is a recent development so I'm not surprised that there is still considerable inconsistency. between biographies. There is also a great deal of subjective judgment in whether any one person is "public" as opposed to merely "semi-public". I believe that we should err on the side of protecting people's privacy and have been removing the category from the biographies of living people in almost all cases. Thanks. Rossami (talk) 21:41, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

Election disambiguation pages

Good work on converting those election redirects to disambiguation pages. I think however, that it is a problem having the United States presidential elections so far down the list. Even though Wikipedia is not US-centric, the English Wikipedia is English-centric and one of the most common targets for "2000 elections" is going to be the U.S. presidential elections. What do you think we could do about it? I don't want to go and totally refactor all the work you've done without asking you for input first. -- Renesis (talk) 17:47, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Pepin Garcia POV issue

Thanks for your clean-up on the Pepin article. I've reviewed the POV issue and have toned it down a bit. LMK if you feel it is better. Thanks again. -- Glacierman 22:41, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Can I Have Your Opinion Please

Hey Khatru2, I know you and my uncle mark disagree on whether wiki users can make links to their user page from articles, but I'd like to put that aside and ask for your help. I am a baby and so i decided to edit the only real thing I know. Poop. The page has been semi-protected. On the talk page i submitted a new code. Its at the bottom under the heading BABY TALK. I was wondering if you could take a look at the changes I've made and give me your opinion. Thank you for your time! KalenaTalk


You have deleted a page to a wiki because it is part of a "larger domain". Well, so is Comixpedia, and you dont care abut that. That was my work (done anyonomusly), but still, you are discriminating against us at Good day! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Wikiwiki1950 (talkcontribs) 15:29, 24 November 2006.

Wikiproject: Sydney

Please don't remove the {{rfd}} template from the page Wikiproject: Sydney until the debate is actually closed. You mistakently noted in this edit that the debate result was "speedy keep". Thanks. Khatru2 01:07, 25 November 2006 (UTC)Subscript text

I'm sorry - I got it mixed up with another debate along very similar lines (this one) and I thought a mod had mistakenly forgotten to remove it. It can now be removed as the result was keep, but I'll let the closing admin do that. JROBBO 01:12, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

List of Hotels Deletion

I saw your AFD for the list of hotels deletion and I wondered if you wouldn't mind if I were to put the rest up in a mass-AFD or if you'd rather handle it yourself. Cheers. Canadian-Bacon t c 21:47, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

I think I'll wait till the first one is run through, and if it goes smooth, I'll mass the rest. Thanks. Happy Editing. Canadian-Bacon t c 21:52, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

PSG CAS and PSG Tech

I saw your template on PSG CAS for merging it with PSG Tech. I don't know whether you know about both colleges. I studied my Under Graduation in PSG CAS and Post Graduation in PSG Tech and I always said, both of the colleges have very different college life and culture. It won't be factually correct to merge them. It would be better to put PSG CAS as STUB and improve it from there after.

Hope you understand my point. Guru 11:44, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Albany (disambiguation)

Hi Khatru2, I got your message about the Albany disambiguation page. I don't really understand why you wish to link the "otheruses" to "Albany (disambiguation)", when that simply redirects back to "Albany". Are you reserving the disambiguation title in case people decide to change the name of the disambiguation page back to it? The Wikipedia:disambiguation page doesn't really make it clear to me. Thanks for your help. 13:27, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

You wrote:
The Wikipedia:Disambiguation page says under "Links to disambiguation pages" the following:
"To link to a disambiguation page (instead of a specific meaning), link to the redirect to the disambiguation page that includes the text "(disambiguation)" in the title (such as, America (disambiguation)). This helps distinguish accidental links to the disambiguation page from intentional ones."
That helps. I understand what you're doing now. Thanks -- Ken Gallager 18:17, 27 November 2006 (UTC)