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Tokyo Joe article

There is a modern telling of the story of a Japanese gangster by the name of "Tokyo Joe" that was made in 2008. In anticipation of an article on the film in the future, I differentiated the earlier 1949 production. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 12:21, 2 January 2010 (UTC).

Ukrainian scouting

Hi Chris,

Sorry for replying so late - I've been on some cycling trips with the wife, which brought me into areas with patchy to non-existent OSM coverage, so I've been working on OSM - reviewing GPS and video data etc.

Tomorrow's the last day of my holiday, so I'll see how far I get with the Ukrainian scout logos, but they all some of them look doable. Just keep bugging me and I'll get around to the Ruthenian logo, the YMCA logo and maybe later the Luhansk logo. --Slashme (talk) 16:20, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

I've done the truncated logo. It seem from their flag and the patches that I could see on LiveJournal that the "shiny look" of the jpg logo isn't part of the actual logo, but an embellishment, so I left it out. --Slashme (talk) 15:39, 2 January 2010 (UTC)


Please note that when requesting photographs of people you can add the parameter needs-photo = yes to the {{WPBiography}} template. Also for people from Japan you can use the person-photo=yes parameter in the {{WikiProject Japan}} template.--Traveler100 (talk) 09:04, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

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International Catholic Conference of Scouting

Can you take a look at User:Phips/workshop/? I used the information I could find, but there is still information missing.-Phips (talk) 00:57, 9 January 2010 (UTC)


Hey Chris, sorry for huge delays in your image requests. I've been extremely busy and had time to do only small things. Anyways, I came across File:Asociación de Guías de Cuba.png and was wondering what needs to be blue and orange. I have an SVG made ready to be colored. Also, I'm unable to transfer the images back to Wikipedia. You need a fair use rational and upload them here the same as you would with other images. --ZooFari 02:59, 10 January 2010 (UTC)


i will make the list here. i am converting them into png becouse of copyright issues. i need for you to edit the information and copyrights so please have a look. also if you could sugest the files for deletion on commons would be nice

ok all of them done. -LadyofHats (talk) 06:31, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

here is the other files i moved to commosn please check that they are deleted from commons.Also check the file information maybe you need to edit them-LadyofHats (talk) 16:03, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

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Image move issue

The name you suggested for File:Baden-Powell_Scouts_Association_patch.png is already in use by another file. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 22:23, 10 January 2010 (UTC)


Chris, this is not In the same way when I go to the article on Moscow ( the native Cyrillic (Москва) spelling is used once (for reference) and then Moscow is spelled in English for the rest of the article, this goes with neither every other article where the names of the location are spelled in the language that article is geared towards. By spelling Hawaii in HAWAI'IAN you are adding inconstancy to wikipedia and this goes against the style guide which requires wiki to be neutral. The State of Hawaii was incorporated into the USA with its English spelling, not its Hawai'ian. If you find this to be vandalizing I suggest you change the other 99% of (to include any of Japan) and spell all cities, places, locations in their native language to be neutral. I have no problem if you wish to write the the same page in Hawai'ian on but as I said, this is Also see, especially paragraph number four (talk) 14:34, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

It wasn't the macronization I was objecting to, it was removal of a large portion of text related to a sitting president, thus of interest in a very small article. I removed the hagiography. You would have more clout for your changes if you register or sign in. IPs who remove chunks look like vandals and POV pushers. --Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 15:48, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

New image

I have made this SVG to replace this old raster. Let me know if that works. Also, is the transparent parts supposed to be white? BTW, I will be dedicating my time this weekend for your requests. You will be able to view statistics here (to be created...). --ZooFari 22:17, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

This one I will send the better old photo to help. --Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 03:38, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
For this image, that was the best I could do. It is too low in quality for SVG, and I could only make the background opaque at my level of experience. Feel free to revert. --ZooFari 23:23, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
Thank you! --Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 03:38, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
As for this and this, what exactly do you want me to do? Vectorize? I noticed that the source comes from SVGs by other editors. --ZooFari 03:58, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
They exist as better SVGs on Commons, now that I have fixed the licensing, you can use the same licensing to copy them to the en:wiki. --Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 04:04, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
Ah. Are the file names okay? --ZooFari 04:16, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
Yep, we've renamed all Scout images to match their articles. Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 04:19, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
Since both images are under the same file name at Commons, I'm unable to upload them under that name. I assume you want the ones at Commons deleted? If so, I could get an admin right away to do this for me. --ZooFari 04:29, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
If you can, please! --Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 16:40, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
 Done. --ZooFari 17:03, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
I'll be spending some time on more requests tomorrow and this weekend. --ZooFari 03:27, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks ZooFari --Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 21:52, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

Photo of Haruki Murakami

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Not sure if you're aware - User Beao uploaded another version over the one I created earlier - uncropped, but with the writing on the blackboard removed. -- DMS (talk) 21:16, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

I noticed you reverted the photo, so - since Beao's version has much better colour tone - I cropped it and lightened the subject, and have uploaded that version. Feel free to revert if you have a preference for one of the other versions. Regards -- DMS (talk) 05:05, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

re: fact tag at Lincoln Park High School (Chicago, Illinois)

こんにちは (I hope I have that correct)

I recently noted that you added a fact tag to this article, specifically to the sentence claiming that this school is located in Chicago. I use citation tags constantly, normally to tag extraordinary claims or claims that appear to be dubious. This was the first time that I saw a citation request for information that (from my perspective) did not give the appearance to be dubious or controversial. However, I admit it is possible that I am misinterpreting what you are requesting. Could you please clarify what you would like to have confirmed by citation, and I will do my best to find a reliable source to confirm this.

arigatougozaimasu (again, I hope I have this correct) LonelyBeacon (talk) 17:38, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Toronto Police Service Rover Crew

Hi, Chris, if you are proposing a merge, please start the discussion off in the appropriate place designated by the merge tags giving a rationale for the merge. I can see arguments for this one, and also against it. --Bduke (Discussion) 11:14, 18 January 2010 (UTC)


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I don't know if you've already found the answer. Sole Soul (talk) 13:54, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

"history merge"

I would have shown you the page about history merging, but I noticed that you aren't an admin, so you can't follow any of the instructions there. :-) It's only for fixing cut-and-paste moves, and articles that are merged (in the normal sense of the word) shouldn't be history merged, especially if there are lots of overlapping edits. When you're doing a straight merge of an article, it's sufficient to say "merging text to/from <article name>" in the edit summary. Having said that, I'd be happy to check out any of the pages you wanted history merged. Graham87 11:36, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

Photo of Jane Zhang

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Unreferenced BLPs

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Scouting and Guiding in small islands in Oceania

Hi Chris, it is good that you have moved the Tokelau and Niue articles to Scouting and Guiding in Tokelau and Scouting and Guiding on Niue. I have been looking at these myself and was going to do the move if I could find some information on Guides. These articles are totally unsourced. I have looked hard and I can find no source that Scouting and Guiding on these islands is run by the New Zealand associations. There is no mention on their web sites. I have no evidence that Scouting and Guiding even currently exists on these Islands. The same goes for other Islands. The Scouting and Guiding in Oceania template points Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island to Scouting and Guiding in Australia, but that article does not mention them. There is a mention on Scouts Australia and there should perhaps be one on Girl Guides Australia. However, I am fairly sure that there are no Scouts or Guides currently on these islands. Another case is Pitcairn Islands where the template points to The Scout Association but that article in this section does not explicitly mention Pitcairn Island. I am not sure again whether there are actually Scouts or Guides there. It is a worthy aim to comprehensively cover Scouting and Guiding everywhere, but we are floundering around with no sources. We need to address these issues. The hard line would be to delete all articles and links from the template in cases where we have no sources. If we can find poor sources that indicate the connection to Australia, New Zealand or UK, the links should point there, but the Tokelau and Niue articles should be redirects. Where is the best place to discuss these issues? Should I move this discussion to the Scouting Project talk page? --Bduke (Discussion) 21:10, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Photos: Anti-Japanese sentiment

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Could you do me a favor?

See email. --ZooFari 03:37, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Done, no idea, sent reply. :) --Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 03:47, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. Re. --ZooFari 03:50, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Now that I did it, what exactly did I do? First time I saw this. --Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 04:01, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
Try saying something. --ZooFari 04:03, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
I never saw that program before, what does it do? I am home this weekend, maybe we can try again?--Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 14:04, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

American spelling

As a heads up regarding your edit to the Cheddar cheese article, WP:ENGVAR is explicitly applied to an entire article, not to individual sections. "Each article should consistently use the same conventions of spelling, grammar, and punctuation. For example, these should not be used in the same article: center and centre; color and colour..." --McGeddon (talk) 17:12, 4 February 2010 (UTC)


If you are online, reply to this message. --ZooFari 06:23, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Pong. ;) --Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 09:59, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
Whenever you're online, go to my talk page and click IRC on my menu bar. Choose your nickname and the channel should automatically be there. Connect and see if I'm online (say ZooFari so that it could ping me). Good luck, --ZooFari 16:14, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Großdeutschland vs. Grossdeutschland

Well, I'm confused now. Shouldn't it be like in German orthography reform of 1996 ? I have been taught on German language lessons to use ss than ß, so I thought it's correct version, Sir Lothar (talk) 17:03, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Not for commonly accepted spellings used by historiographers.--Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 17:25, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Starfleet insignia

Chris, even if he did make them himself, that only makes them derivative works and still non-free. You can't sneak round copyright merely by copying a copyrighted item or image yourself (for obvious reasons). BTW, I do apologise if my previous edit summaries came off as snarky, I do have a tendency to be a bit grumpy about that sort of thing. Cheers, Black Kite 22:12, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

All right, why do we keep going through these edit wars on the Starfleet ranks every few months. Can you someone show me anywhere that the items in these images are copyrighted? Can you both help me find a way to make this right so that the article can have some images in it? Thanks! --Flans44 (talk) 05:44, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Hey Chris, do you mind having a look at my talk page for this? These braids are from things other than Star Trek. Not sure that Paramount owns them. Thanks. --Flans44 (talk) 22:12, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

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Thanks for the heads up. Reported at AN/I [[1]]. --Amble (talk) 09:04, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

Flag of Burma

The flag of Burma (Myanmar), 1943-1945

Hi Kintetsubuffalo,

I completed the SVG flag of Burma that you requested here.


-- RA (talk) 22:10, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

The royal standard of Swaziland

... also did this. -- RA (talk) 01:39, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

GG badge images

Could you point me in the direction of an image where I can see what the trefoil 'spine' looks like so I can replicate it better. The 3rd hand dodgy trace was why I thought it was a cross that hadn't been traced well. With the manual retrace I did it's far easier for me to change separate components now. Once I know what it looks like properly I'll be able to replicate it better. What I'll do as well is when I've finished I'll upload a 'blank' so it can be used and adapted by someone else if you come up with any more. --Fred the Oyster (talk) 18:09, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for clarifying

Thanks for clarifying. Looking at all the diffs together, I somehow missed that connotation. We'll see what they're up to. --Tikiwont (talk) 18:24, 20 February 2010 (UTC)


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Hello. How's this SVG for a replacement for this PNG? --ZooFari 03:36, 21 February 2010 (UTC)


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Kincardineshire Scout District

Hi Chris, if you think this should be merged and not deleted, please give some reasons on Talk:Scouting in Scotland. The District is already listed there. What is there to merge? --Bduke (Discussion) 11:58, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

File:Robert M. Isaac.jpg

Should now be sorted. Thryduulf (talk) 12:58, 25 February 2010 (UTC)


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Three years later you get a reply... ‡ Himalayan ‡ ΨMonastery 22:19, 28 February 2010 (UTC)


Hey there Chris. Looks like you've noticed. I'll be hanging around Commons, so you can bring up any further requests there. I'm trying to wrap up things right now, so I may respond to further queries, requests, or notices till then. I will no longer be able to work with fair use images, unless you are willing to receive them by email. I will also bring along my IRC channel, so you can log on it and see if I'm online. Good luck with what you do here and see you at Commons! --ZooFari 23:13, 1 March 2010 (UTC)


I've amended the file as you suggested, and in case you feel you have to step warily, no you don't :). I don't know the subject matter and you've only given a vague description of what you need so I have no problem incorporating changes. As an FYI, my usual method in the real world is to give a client, initially, my understanding of what they want, the process moves on from there with the end result rarely looking like my initial attempt. So I'm all for hearing your views on what it is you want. If I can do it I will, if I can't I'll tell you and if I disagree I'll tell you. What you should know is that, considering I'm a designer, I can't draw worth s**t! So usually I make do with cannibalising more creative artist's work and adding my basic art to make a composite. Anway, I've made the changes and made an alternative. Over to you :) --Fred the Oyster (talk) 11:42, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Qantas Logos

Just wondering if you'd like to check back on progress. I've done both, and I was hoping for some feedback.

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File rename

Regarding this request. It is not possible to use a colon in a filename. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 13:22, 6 March 2010 (UTC)


Btw, no hard feelings about that silliness from a few weeks ago. I understand I tend to get defensive and stubborn about my opinions; but then again who doesn't? :P Either way, cheers.

p.s. I totally found out about the graphics lab after lurking your talk page, and I must say that I'm glad I did. -CamT|C 14:22, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

Map request

I've replied to your map request with an suggestions. -- RA (talk) 19:51, 9 March 2010 (UTC)


Are prefectures larger in cities in just scale, or in government/social activities? Or both? -CamT|C 04:07, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Prefectures can be thought of like US states, Canadian provinces or UK counties. Some are really large in area but underpopulated (Hokkaido, Shimane... like Montana or Saskatchewan, some are really small but densely populated (Kagawa, where I live, is the smallest prefecture but has a million people). Osaka, which is small but huge at once, serves its own city/prefecture functions. How do you mean scale? --Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 12:27, 10 March 2010 (UTC)
I mean in terms of general landscape. Would a prefecture on average be larger than, say, New York City, or Jacksonville? -CamT|C 18:40, 10 March 2010 (UTC)
Also, I get a feeling you may enjoy this game. :P -CamT|C 22:45, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

4th World Scout Jamboree Image tag issue

Chris, take a look now. I think I've fixed the issue with the purpose statement in the fair use rationale. Something changed in the software and the older form of the "log fur" tag is now not showing the 'purpose' statement. I replaced both the tags with one using what must be a newer design. If you think it needs two tags, you might use the new "log fur" tag I used as a guide and add another. I had three notices from Melesse on images I had uploaded a while ago and I found that replacing the tags fixed the "purposes" statement issue.Geoff Who, me? 12:36, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Jewish haiku

You've added a {{rewrite}} to Jewish haiku. Would you please add a note to the article's talk page outlining briefly your concerns, so that interested editors may address them. Thanks --Yumegusa (talk) 16:00, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Done. --Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 18:12, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Assyrian scouting article

I like the article, I should attempt at translating it for Aramaic wikipedia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Assyrio (talkcontribs) 22:31, 22 March 2010 (UTC)


Hehe thanks, made me smile. I used to have a very much more straightforward (real-name-based) username years ago - I think I must have been in a bad mood when I started this account in yet another attempt to find a modus vivendi here! Cheers, DBaK (talk) 15:02, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

WP:ANI, DASHBot and the Graphic Lab.

Hey, I think DASHbot removes those images because of this bit. I know you like to keep your talk page the way you like to have it, but still if DASHbot removes something it would be better if you could drop a note on a talk page before undoing it, to explain why you plan to do so. Cheers, SGGH ping! 15:59, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Oh yeah, I was promoted by the ANI threat raised about this, for your perusal. SGGH ping! 16:00, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
I read it, I understood it though it is a policy I disagree with, I got it, there was nothing to respond to. I don't have to answer or justify every whine that gets posted on my page, nor do I have to answer when a user gets butthurt and posts an ANI about me for a simple removal on my own talkpage. Anyone who comes here sees that at the top. Some users I just get a vibe about, and my hunches usually prove correct. I don't have the time, I'm busy doing other things, say for instance, writing articles, cleaning up after vandalism, working for a living, having a real life...
That being said, I've worked with you many times before, I like and respect you, so I do owe you a note explaining why I don't owe a note elsewhere. Threat is exactly right-ANI is an awful big stick to wave at such a small gnat, and that user should be embarrassed that their ego is so easily bruised. Ridiculous. Thanks for the heads-up and the concern. --Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 16:11, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

The one that got away

こんいちわ!I see you are a strong vandal fighter, so I am sure this was just a click on the wrong version, as you were probably trying to restore your last version. It's been reverted already. Keep up the good work (you are almost at WP:100K)!  7  03:20, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Yikes! Thanks! That was the one I wanted to undo! Good catch, and thank you! --Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 22:50, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
NP ;)  7  02:02, 7 April 2010 (UTC)


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Hi, just to let you know that I would like to remove Image:South_African_Scout_Association_2009.png which you uploaded for inclusion on the South African Scout Association page. I hope I can provide some context that will convince you to remove it. I was at one point closely involved in the discussions around the emblem (email me if you would like me to give specific details of my role - I prefer not to post them here). This logo was created by a website called ScoutWeb South Africa, which was the main Scouting website in South Africa at the time, but was initially not official, and had its own branding. Eventually the site became official and was rebranded with the official South African Scout Association logo. Since it was never the official (or even unofficial) national logo of the South African Scout Association, its relevance is questionable, and it also fails the fair use criteria for a Scout Association logo, which says "The image is placed in the infobox at the top of the article discussing South African Scout Association, a subject of public interest. The significance of the logo is to help the reader identify the organization, assure the readers that they have reached the right article containing critical commentary about the organization, and illustrate the organization's intended branding message in a way that words alone could not convey." None of that is accurate. I hope that this will be enough to persuade you? Zaian (talk) 20:07, 13 April 2010 (UTC)


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Thanks very much for your note. —Mono·nomic 23:38, 16 April 2010 (UTC)


Hi Chris. Thanks for helping to fight vandalism here at Wikipedia. However, I notice that several of the recent reports you have made at WP:AIV have been declined. Please be sure that there is recent activity from the IP and that they have been warned before you report them. Thank you. -- Ed (Edgar181) 13:38, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

We are the Pink School

Hi Kintetsu. I noticed your edit on Sexy Battle Girls‎ (Surprise! That's on my watchlist!) I'm not so sure that "We are the Pink School" is not notable. I've come across the name quite a bit in my readings, but I haven't really looked into it to see what exactly it is. I think Jasper Sharp may have something to say about it in his book on Pink film. I'll check it, and see if I can establish a few notices of the event by reliable secondary sources. If so, hope you don't mind if I put it back in. (I doubt I'll be starting an article on it soon, but I suspect it may have "notability" enough to support one.) Regards. Dekkappai (talk) 16:48, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

No problem-- I'll check your concerns anyway. At least we'll get a citation explaining what it is... The caps thing-- that's a Japanese/English deal. I'll fix them when I restore it. Cheers! Dekkappai (talk) 17:15, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
Well, there's another problem with it: Even without looking through the Sharp book I find enough, I think, to source "We Are the Pink School"'s notability. Problem is, I can't find a reliable mention of this film being shown at the event... The editor who put it in originally is Japanese and works for the US company which released the film on DVD here, so I don't doubt it is true. But I can't even see it mentioned on the DVD cover, so I guess we'll just leave it out for now. Even without the showing at the event, the film's "notability" will be easy enough to prove if it ever gets challenged... How has Takamatsu been treating you? Dekkappai (talk) 19:59, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
Ah... Seoul, Pusan, Kyeongju, Buyeo, Kongju... ;-) I lived in Korea, but visited Japan when I could-- Tokyo, Fukuoka... Would love to live there some day, but that's out of the question at least until our son is grown. My wife's a very Japan-friendly Korean, so she's all for living there some day too. Maybe... Very glad to hear you're having a good experience there-- I remember recommending Gaijin Pot (or whatever it's called) to you when you were trying to get there. Regards. Dekkappai (talk) 00:32, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
Right. Working at the eikaiwa (hagwon in Korea) is always risky, but it's a way to live in the counry. And I had a few bad experience with individual Koreans there, but I wouldn't judge my opinion of the whole country based on those-- I'd have to forget all the extreme kindness and generosity I encountered there too to do that... I find "Japan-friendly Korean" usually means a Korean who has actually met a Japanese person or two, as opposed to having just learned about them from the movies, history books, and assorted propaganda ;) College-aged idealists were the worst Japan-haters, the older people I met, who actually lived under the occupation had a more realistic "some good/some bad" attitude, and were always happy to practice Japanese with a foreigner... My wife's family had contact with Japan even when the relations were officially "closed". Dekkappai (talk) 02:41, 22 April 2010 (UTC)


You seem to be fair-minded and I hope I don't have a warped sense of history. But as far as I can see, the ultra-left launched a major bombing campaign in Argentina, that would not go unnoticed in today's media. Some important wikipedia administrator has taking an instant dislike to me. I hope you can help. --Carnevaron (talk) 09:23, 23 April 2010 (UTC)


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I'll get your X taken away! *shakes fist*

Just kidding :-) Hey, I was wondering about the content from Aeon (eikaiwa) and GEOS (eikaiwa) that is duplicated across the Kiyoshi Aki and Tsuneo Kusunoki articles -- specifically, the paragraphs describing the history of AMVIC and the split into two companies. Do you think it would be more consistent to keep the text in the school articles, and then in the personal articles, replace it with one of those "See xxx" links? It would make it easier to keep it consistent when things change. Simon-in-sagamihara (talk) 01:28, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

Pleased to meet you

สวัสดีครับ (That mean "Hello" from Men in Thai)

ยินดีที่ได้รู้จัก (That mean "Pleased to meet you" in Thai)

Pleased to meet you I'm user from Thailand.(Main article in Thai language page.) --EQ San (talk) 04:39, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

P.S. I can write English but not well, so I will write little line in English language page but most in Thai language page. --EQ San (talk) 04:39, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

Richard Francis Burton

Hi, Please, compare on bright monitor these two pictures the old one and the resolved, then you will see differences of these dark pictures. PawełMM (talk) 09:37, 3 May 2010 (UTC)


This may be stolen, but it's still jolly good, and should be read out loud at least once before breakfast by all Wikipedians. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. I particularly liked the line on humour (oh, alright, humor, if you insist!) which I think is just around where one of my earlier manifestations started to part company with the consensus and become a touch more D, B and K! Cheers, DBaK (talk) 10:27, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Talk:Flags of Asia

Thanks for deleting a BLP vio here. If you wonder why your edits have disappeared, it's because I deleted the page and restored it without that whole sequence of edits, so that the personal information is no longer visible even in the history. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 13:31, 5 May 2010 (UTC) (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log)

Hi Chris, I've noticed a couple of your AIV reports on IP vandals where the IP has had no warnings in a long time, and also that you report them as IP only accounts. IP addresses can't be vandal-only accounts by definition, and don't get blocked as such, and the warnings have to be recent (the one you reported above was last warned April 6). Just for your into. Regards, SGGH ping! 14:43, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

inre Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Yō Takeyama

I would ask that you revisit the article Yō Takeyama and share whether or not you feel the article being turned from this to THIS has addressed your concerns as nominator. Thank you. Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 00:54, 14 May 2010 (UTC)


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Scramble for Africa

I'm finding that maintaining this page is hard work, and not particularly rewarding. What's your experience and attitude? Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 13:22, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

I favor flagged revisions for IPs, and the hammer coming down harder on vandals. --Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 16:05, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Scouting in Kosovo

A report on the current situation and possible perspectives was published by the Europe region of WOSM [2]. The report mentions at least five different organizations:

  • Kosovo Scout Association
  • Kosovo Scout Federation
  • Qendra Nacionale e Vëzhguesve të Kosovës (National Scout Center of Kosovo)
  • Savez Izviđača Kosova i Metohije
  • Scouts of Kosovo

--jergen (talk) 17:06, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Politics of Bihar

Good afternoon. I closed the AFD for this redirect on a procedural basis, since redirects are usually best discussed at Redirects for Discussion. For your convenience, though, I went ahead and nominated the redirect on your behalf, copying your original rationale; the new debate may be found at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2010 May 24#Politics of Bihar. Please let me know if I screwed something up. Thanks! UltraExactZZ Said ~ Did 20:22, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

stealing time from volunteers

Yes, mine. Thank you for noticing. I use standard { { test } } and add what I feel like... Often start with "Re your childish / lame / scatalogical / nasty / stupid / edit...." --Hordaland (talk) 14:56, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Better luck tomorrow

I've only blocked the latest of the block-evading IPs, it's unlikely that he will return to any of his prior IPs. I would recommend that you request semi protection of the related articles if he returns.
Thanks, Amalthea 08:30, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Please discuss this at Template talk:The Fast and the Furious. Edit warring over it doesn't help, and it's not that the IP doesn't have a point with the character relationship. Question is whether a link in the navbox is undue. Amalthea 08:44, 28 May 2010 (UTC)
How do you expect the editing dispute on Better Luck Tomorrow will be resolved if neither of you is giving any reasoning in the edit summary? I agree with your revert personally, but a revert without a reason is not helpful (not to mention against WP:ROLLBACK). Amalthea 18:58, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

File:Islamic Risala Scout Association.png listed for deletion

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Islamic Risala Scout Association.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files 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. Beao 19:31, 31 May 2010 (UTC) --Beao 19:31, 31 May 2010 (UTC)


Will do! Thanks for pointing that out to me. VoodooIsland (talk) 03:48, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Warning levels

On User_talk:, you issued a Level 4 warning (final warning) to the user. Please do not begin with a Level 4 warning; use a 4im (only) warning or something lower. Thanks. monosock 20:38, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Did you read that particular vandalism? Stupidity or bad jokes may get a 2 or 3, such filthy vandals get no quarter from me. --Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 03:38, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

African diaspora

Please see discussion at Talk:African diaspora regarding the anon editor's insertion of an unsourced number. It actually is sourced, but language problems prevented the anon from communicating adequately. The source still needs to be inserted, but I am disturbed at the large discrepancy between the original number of African immigrants in Italy reported by the article and this new number. ~Amatulić (talk) 21:37, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Copyright problem: Scouts-in-Exteris

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia! We welcome and appreciate your contributions, such as Scouts-in-Exteris, but we regretfully cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from either web sites or printed material. This article appears to be a copy from, and therefore a copyright violation. The copyrighted text has been or will soon be deleted. While we appreciate contributions, we must require all contributors to understand and comply with our copyright policy. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously, and persistent violators are liable to be blocked from editing.

If you believe that the article is not a copyright violation, or if you have permission from the copyright holder to release the content freely under allowance license, then you should do one of the following:

It may also be necessary for the text be modified to have an encyclopedic tone and to follow Wikipedia article layout. For more information on Wikipedia's policies, see Wikipedia's policies and guidelines.

If you would like to begin working on a new version of the article you may do so at this temporary page. Leave a note at Talk:Scouts-in-Exteris saying you have done so and an administrator will move the new article into place once the issue is resolved. Thank you, and please feel welcome to continue contributing to Wikipedia. Happy editing! VernoWhitney (talk) 14:42, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

VernoWhitney, thank you for at least giving me the benefit of the doubt. I wrote the original article 4 1/2 years ago and 6000 miles away, when I was new to Wikipedia and going through stuff in my life... anyway, I am happy to rewrite the article, so that it is both my own wording and encyclopedic in tone. However, may I wait until this weekend? Work in Japan is strict and I do not have the time to devote to it right now. I am leaving the copyvio tags you placed, (however I would prefer you removed them in good faith, you can take out the offending text too, I copied it). I have undone the watering down of intentional wording by Yoenit, and I stand by it. It is not POV to point to the specific reasons those communities went into exile. You can't talk about the Cold War without going into Communism's treatment of their peoples, any more than you can have an article about terrorism without talking about the root causes that drives people to act thus. Nothing happens in a vacuum, and I won't have articles sanitized for modern sensibilities when the issues are swept under the rug.
Please do consider removing both the tags and the offending text, I would prefer to begin working on a new version of the article at this temporary page when I can give it full attention, and not have a big black box sitting in the middle of it. I'm a positive contributor, please assume good faith, just remove the copyvio text and I will rewrite it this weekend. It is Thursday morning 2 am, and I can't get to it for a few days yet, my workweek is different than others. Thanks again for the good faith. --Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 17:11, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
I didn't intend to accuse you of anything but good faith and I apologize if you took it that way. I have no problem removing the blanked portion and the text. An admin will follow-up and review the temp page in about a week and make sure that it is not still a close paraphrase of the source before readding the text to the article. If you're done with the rewrite earlier, just make a note at Talk:Scouts-in-Exteris and I should see it as I have the page watch-listed. Cheers. VernoWhitney (talk) 17:19, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

block evasion by banned user

Surajcap (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log) has been evading his ban through multiple IPs ... he's been restoring his versions in several articles.

Since you blocked him for disruption, I thought you should be notified of this evasion. --Ragib (talk) 08:25, 10 June 2010 (UTC)


In response to your question at AIV, you can learn about the blacklist used to prevent spamming at Wikipedia:Spam blacklist. -- Ed (Edgar181) 13:08, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

can you have another look

At African diaspora? It started again.--Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 14:14, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

Seems to be the same set of IP's that are causing trouble. Because it is fairly long-term, and because no good contributions came from that range anyway i blocked and (8182 IP's in total) for the next two weeks. Perhaps being incapable to edit everywhere will solve the issue with this vandal. If this continues after two weeks the blocks can be extended, or the page can be protected for a longer amount of time. Excirial (Contact me,Contribs) 14:32, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

Ricardo Montalbán

Actually, why not use the Space Seed picture? To most people he's far better known as Kahn then the picture currently being used. HalfShadow 23:34, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

James G. Howes will be DYK lead

James G. Howes is scheduled to be the lead DYK article, with photo, at 8pm Eastern US time, 1am 22 Jun UTC. Let's give it lots of views! Way to go User:JGHowes!! See current version of Template:Did_you_know/Queue and Template:Did you know/Queue/3 for more info. RlevseTalk 12:57, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject American Old West

A long time ago, you stated on WikiProject Council that you wanted an American Old West WikiProject in development. Although that was several years ago, I have decided to develop a WikiProject for the American Old West. So if you have time, drop by my sand box and help me develop the project. If there's no content there, feel free to get it started. The Utahraptor Talk 22:18, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank you, I will!--Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 04:12, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

Assistance Requested with Article in Workspace

Hi Chris,

Thanks so much for making the workspace for me:

I have been building the article towards incubation, with a finishing touch of adding the movie poster yesterday. Then I planned to ask for your advice, input and editing to advance it towards publishing though the incubation process.

I used the fair-use argument and template for the movie poster image, which I learned from a fellow editor: I asked for his assistance in resolving the fair-use issue.

With help, I am trying to navigate the fair-use policies with the movie poster:

Once the image issue is resolved, I hope to enlist your assistance on moving the article to incubation. :)

Thanks so much!

Action grrl (talk) 15:17, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Catherine Pollard (Scouting)

New article and DYK if you care to help improve. Up on July 6th, anniversary of the court ruling! RlevseTalk 00:48, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Re: sorry to trouble you...

Sorry, but my image editing skills are quite crude; This is out of my league. --Cybercobra (talk) 22:52, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Awhile back

Hello, awhile back you made some suggestions about restoration on an early Yale diploma, which I'd uploaded to Commons. I overreacted a bit, for which I apologize. In any case, thanks for being gracious about it. Take care. MarmadukePercy (talk) 04:12, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Many thanks for such a gracious reply. :-) MarmadukePercy (talk) 04:24, 7 July 2010 (UTC)


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Coat of Arms of the Italian Social Republic

Hi Chris, can you please point me at the relevant discussion so that I can figure out exactly what needs to be changed? Thanks, Slashme (talk) 06:21, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

block-evading sockpuppet

You reported at Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism, with the comment "yet another block-evading sockpuppet-how do I apply for a rangeblock?" Unfortunately this IP address is quite a distance away from the others, and a range block big enough to catch them all would hit over a million IP addresses, which would not be acceptable. I have placed a range block on a smaller range, which will catch most of the IPs used, and individually blocked I have also semi-protected Hattori Hanzō, which is where most of the disruptive editing has taken place. If you see any more trouble from this user let me know on my talk page, and I will consider taking further steps. JamesBWatson (talk) 12:58, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Thank you!--Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 12:59, 7 July 2010 (UTC)


Hi, yes I'm in Takamatsu - not been here for long though! I've heard of the Mure stone lantern festival - it is in August/September right? TedBaker88 (talk) 23:04, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

I'm just here for a long holiday! I've put a note in my calendar to remind me about the stone lantern festival - Thanks! TedBaker88 (talk) 00:45, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Re. speedy

Greetings Kintetsbuffalo - thanks for doing the right thing about Nitto Records. It seems there are a whole load of other speedy deletes proposed by the same editor, who tried a couple of AfDs which backfired on him/her. I don't have time to go into it all right now, but greatly appreciate your initiative. Cheers! --Technopat (talk) 06:55, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Reference: Mayabeque Beach


I ask for an analysis on the work done by me in the article on Playa_Mayabeque prior to reverse or eliminate. For some time I have done contributions to wikipedia about places in the area where I live and Playa_Mayabeque is one of them, Maybe I can suggest to make arrangements such as the same translation corrections as I lean on the google translate for this, most do not think my work has been in post experimental

Greetings Rogeliowar —Preceding undated comment added 21:39, 9 July 2010 (UTC).

Hello again

That's right. I am updating statistics on population and coordinates the articles relate to Melena del Sur, reviewing the articles in other languages I have observed that kept some difference with those in Wikipedia in Spanish. My intention is to standardize the information regarding these items, which is why almost total change their content.

Greetings --Rogeliowar (talk) 15:35, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Graphic Lab request

I've completed your request at the Graphic Lab. I hope this has fullfilled your requirements. Rock drum Ba-dumCrash 13:22, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

WP Friendly colors

At Wikipedia:Graphic Lab/Map workshop#Wikipedia friendly colors you asked for the image to be redrawn with "Wikipedia friendly colors". I am willing to do this, but I'm not quite sure what colors are Wikipedia-friendly. Is there an approved list or anything anywhere? Matthewedwards :  Chat  19:34, 11 July 2010 (UTC)


Is your email adress at commons correct?--DieBuche (talk) 13:32, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Yes, thanks.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 15:37, 12 July 2010 (UTC)


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RE: Link to Jim Miller

Which Jim Miller?

If you click on the link you added, Jim Miller, there is a list of Jim Millers to choose from.

Which one did you want?

> Best O Fortuna (talk) 16:20, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Re:WikiProject American Old West

WikiProject American Old West is now up and running. I have created all the categories necessary for it, and I've assessed some of the articles that needed assessment. If there's anybody else you know who would be interested in joining the WikiProject, invite them. I know a couple people who may be interested, so I'll invite them. The Raptor Let's talk/My mistakes; I mean, er, contributions 21:23, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Project now has a userbox; head to the project page if you want to put it on your user page. The Raptor Let's talk/My mistakes; I mean, er, contributions 15:45, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Hello Kitty mindreading

I wanted to give a generic and amusingly-timed thanks for splitting off the television/anime series from the main article. Only a few days ago I was thinking the exact same thing as the one article was incredibly wide-ranged and precedent gives separate articles... came on this evening and it's the first thing I notice. The actual article can grow now... though the video games list is getting lengthy, I'm not so certain for precedent on that. This is a rather unique and wide-ranging topic, I suppose. Thanks again! daTheisen(talk) 07:06, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Banzai charge


Can you have a look at this edit? I'm not really qualified to verify it myself... Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 11:57, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

The Aleuts? It's good. The kanji before it is correct, too.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 13:30, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
Oops, yeah, wrong diff. So this one is good? Cheers. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 13:56, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Your "POW" pic from ANI discussion

The picture is 99% certainly faked. The Red Army (if that's what he is) officer is the wrong perspective (wrong height), and a different contrast to the rest of the shot - also higher resolution, so clearer. To a huge degree of certainty he is "dropped in" - just the unnatural way he fits the background says so. Interestingly, the right hand section of the pile of guns, and various areas of the "matting" also seem bogus. I'd say the right hand gun pile section could possibly even be from the same shot the officer came from, but that's guesswork. What's certain to a huge degree is that there is alteration there, too. There are a lot of very obvious signs of alteration on the matting, near the POW queue. The very existence in that shot of the huge matting rectangle has probably been used to hide a multitude of sins. However, it is important to note that this could be how the picture was originally published, since there is no access to the source. There's no way to say when it was altered, but there is no doubt it was, to my mind. If pushed, I'd say the alterations look digital, which would make it more recent - but that bit is an opinion only.  Begoontalk 13:24, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Can you say something to this effect at the del-nom? It may not change anything, but you said it way more eloquently than I could.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 13:28, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
Can I copy/paste my opinion? Why yes, it seems I can -  Done - hope it helps. :-)  Begoontalk 13:43, 20 July 2010 (UTC)


See here for an explanation. Second, it's proper form to put your comments at the bottom to keep the thread organized. If you could remove this and simplify, it would really help. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 17:28, 20 July 2010 (UTC)


Hi Chris, I was wondering about your reversion of my edits at the illustration workshop, any particular reason, or just a slip? Thanks. Connormahtalk 19:05, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Hit the wrong button, my internet is laggy and it caught the wrong page. Undid and apologized, fast on your part!--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 19:07, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
No problem, it happens to everyone. :) Connormahtalk 19:11, 20 July 2010 (UTC)


User:IBen/TB mono 00:50, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Sobre Playa Mayabeque


Le escribo en Español pues al parecer no nos entendemos respecto al artículo de referencia.

No es mi pretensión en lo absoluto la de eliminar parte del artículo o el encabezado del mismo como usted me plantea en el historial del mismo, sino la de mejorarlo. Si se detiene a observar la página de discusión del Artículo, notará que en ella le comento (por partes) sobre problemas en el contenido del mismo, intento explicarle que el articulo versa sobre la Playa Mayabeque, los Scouts en Cuba son parte de la historia de ese artículo. Usted a revertido el artículo de una manera tan rápida que ni tan siquiera noto que más abajo vuelvo a tocar el tema de los Scouts en Cuba incluso, he colocado referencias al tema que antes no existían.

En espera de su atención. Saludos cordiales --Rogeliowar (talk) 04:39, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

I'm sorry, lo siento mucho, yo no habla español. :(


I have semiprotected Injera for a while. If the problem comes back I am willing to consider doing so for a longer period. JamesBWatson (talk) 10:52, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Thank you, I've been cringing all day when the top of my screen turns orange. --Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 10:53, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Re: AIV report

Thanks for the clarification there. I've rangeblocked (i.e 90.201.243.*), there are quite a few instances in the last month or so of this same individual swapping between that range. As there's no other recent activity I've done it for a month, let me know if he reappears from another range or starts again after that. Thanks - and as I said previously, I'd probably suggest using SPI rather than AIV next time as it makes it easier to spot the need for a rangeblock. ~ mazca talk 10:56, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

I have bad luck when attempting rangeblocks. It seems the longer I am on Wikipedia, the more cumbersome it gets.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 10:57, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
I know what you mean - I think it's not helped by the fact that a lot of internet providers these days use massive ranges across all their customers. So if there's one disruptive user, we would theoretically have to rangeblock about six blocks of 65,536 IP addresses to stop them, inconveniencing countless others. Fortunately this guy seems to be stuck on a very narrow range of ~256 addresses that nobody else seems to edit from! ~ mazca talk 11:01, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Playa Mayabeque


Apparently we do not understand about the reference article.

It is not my intention to eliminate part of the article or the headline as you raised me on the record, on the contrary, I would like better. If you see the talk page of the article, you will notice that I comment on it (for parts) on issues in the contents, trying to explain that the paper is about the "Playa Mayabeque" Scouts of Cuba are part of the story that article. You reverted the article so quickly that not even notice that below I talk on the subject of Cuba Scouts even have placed references to the topic which did not exist.

While waiting for your attention. Best regards --Rogeliowar (talk) 11:13, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Okay, I think I get it now. My concern was that Wikipedia articles must have lead paragraphs.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 11:21, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Re: Graphic Work

Thank you. My graphic work is somewhat basic. Nothing great, though I do feel proud about the Chincha Islands War image I last made (it's on the article's infobox now). In response to your question, yes, I have taken requests in the past. What would you need?--MarshalN20 | Talk 14:53, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Injera

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Injera. Gyrofrog (talk) 14:55, 21 July 2010 (UTC) (Using {{Please see}})

Request for mediation of Playa Mayabeque

A request for formal mediation of the dispute relating to Playa Mayabeque was recently filed. As an editor concerned in this dispute, you are invited to participate in the mediation. The process of mediation is entirely voluntary and focuses exclusively on the content issues over which there is disagreement. Please review the request page and the guide to mediation requests and then indicate in the "party agreement" section whether you would agree to participate. Discussion relating to the mediation request welcome at the case talk page.

Thank you, AGK 23:47, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Who really feels sorry am I, since the request was before understanding on the subject, if you do not mind helping me remove it. Yet it Mamposton data, only data that is not useful for the article. --Rogeliowar (talk) 05:54, 31 July 2010 (UTC)
Ok I saw the article. In my opinion, the article is about Playa Mayabeque not the Mayabeque National Camp School. You can make the National Park School as a subsection of the main article or make it as a seperate article. But the article is about the entire beach not a section of a river where the camp once stood. Callelinea (talk) 20:41, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

Your mail

Thanks for the mail.

No, just felt very jaded and disillusioned in general, and then a couple of remarks/actions rubbed me up the wrong way, so I did a little stomp.

On reflection, and after reading some messages I got, I decided that retiring was over the top, and a silly reaction, so I'm going to just cut back a bit on the time I spend here instead, and see how that goes. After all, where would be the fun in anonymity if we couldn't stomp off in a silly tantrum, because we got worked up about what was said/done on a website, then come back after some sleep feeling we made some sort of point?

It's all good, really... :-)  Begoontalk 02:50, 30 July 2010 (UTC)


Yes - see what you did there regarding the ANI report, sorry about edit conflict. Suggest that it would've been better to notify Ackees first as they were actually mentioned in the post, then the other 2 involved editors? Exxolon (talk) 14:12, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Nope, that's the last guy on my list, last I ever want to talk to at 23:15 right before bed on a worknight.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 14:16, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
He's on a 24 block for edit warring at Moors. Exxolon (talk) 17:59, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Question posed regarding Playa Mayabeque mediation

Please see the above link, where I have posed a question in relation to the ongoing request for mediation of the dispute concerning the Playa Mayabeque article. For the Mediation Committee, AGK 00:05, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

Assistance requested

I need some help. Somebody doesn't think Abraham Lincoln is relevant to the American Old West, and wants him removed from the category. Could you go to my talk page and give me a little backup? I've been under a lot of Wikistress lately, and I would appreciate the help. Thanks! The Raptor You rang?/My mistakes; I mean, er, contributions 16:37, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

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Berber people article

Hi Chris,

I noticed you're probably the most active member of Wikipedia:WikiProject Berbers still editing. I was hoping to get your views on an issue at Talk:Berber people#More arbitrary image deletions by Ekarfi13. Essentially Ekarfi13 has been deleting images of a of various individuals, but his edit summaries make no sense, and I can't get him to engage on the Talk: page. He's now stopped deleting two images, but he's still deleting a third. He must have deleted these images at least 15 times over the past month and a half, but he refuses to discuss why: in that time he hasn't made a single Talk: page comment, despite me opening an RFC, and continually asking him to do so. Would you be willing to take a look? Jayjg (talk) 21:05, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

I put in a short blip, going for a little weekend, I will come back and put more as I think of it. Thank you!--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 09:35, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
Thank you! Jayjg (talk) 03:27, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Re:Thank you!

There are helpful things that fall under the banner of "image work" as well as the stuff that makes me enemies! Thanks for your note :P J Milburn (talk) 14:34, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Re: thank you!

Hi, happy to see that you like my works. Please do not post request directly to me. Put them in the Commons or Wikipedia Graphics Lab. Finemann (talk) 10:33, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Romanization for words of English origin

On the MOS:JP talk page, a discussion has been started about including or not including romanizations for words of English origin, such as Fainaru Fantajī in Final Fantasy (ファイナルファンタジー, Fainaru Fantajī) (for the sake of simplicity, I called this case "words of English origin", more information on semantics here).

Over the course of a month, it has become apparent that both the parties proposing to include or not include those romanizations cannot be convinced by the arguments or guidelines brought up by the other side. Therefore, a compromise is trying to be found that will satisfy both parties. One suggestion on a compromise has been given already, but it has not found unanimous agreement, so additional compromises are encouraged to be suggested.

One universally accepted point was to bring more users from the affected projects in to help achieve consensus, and you were one of those selected in the process.

What this invitation is:

  • You should give feedback on the first suggested compromise and are highly encouraged to provide other solutions.

What this invitation is not:

  • This is not a vote on including or excluding such romanizations.
  • This is not a vote on compromises either.

It would be highly appreciated if you came over to the MOS:JP talk page and helped find a solution. Thank you in advance. Prime Blue (talk) 11:37, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Flag of Japan


You is the one of users with the largest number of editions in the article of Flag of Japan. In the Portuguese Wikipedia the article of Flag of Japan is the same, except that in Portuguese. I work in creat articles for "to blue" the article in Portuguese Wikipedia. And I realized that both articles in both languages are dead links. And earnestly ask, is not there a way to recover the dead links or substitute another source? In the Internet Archive failed, In this sites Category:Web archives could be good? I believe that the best way would be to find another source.

Thank you for your attention. Sorry my bad English. Bruno Ishiai (talk) 22:36, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Your English is actually pretty good, much better than my Portuguese, but I am sorry, I do not understand what you need bluelinked.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 01:23, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Farm murders in Zimbabwe

Hi there: not really sure but you can try this: -

And the list is long... very very sad. Regards --TaraWelles (talk) 15:49, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Template substitution

Hey Chris,

Just a friendly reminder that for certain user templates (e.g. {{WelcomeMenu}}, {{uw-spam}}, templates meant to welcome/warn users) you're supposed to substitute them. E.g., instead of writing {{WelcomeMenu}}, write {{subst:WelcomeMenu}}. Otherwise, the user talk page will look a little strange :-). I fixed a couple user talk pages where I happened to see that, but I'm not creepy enough to root through your edit history and it's not really important enough to expect you to do so either. I realize you've been here a lot longer than I have, so you probably knew about substing those templates before I did. Hey, we're human. BTW - I like your talk page guidelines; in fact, feel free to delete this very notice if it is as redundant as I fear :-) Thank you,

-- Joren (talk) 18:23, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Actually, I didn't know that, thank you for pointing that out. I knew you could substitute some templates, but not that one. I thought it looked a little strange. That should be nested in, but ah, well. Thanks for the heads up and for the kindness!--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 01:56, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Injera redux

Leaving aside the other editor's behavior issues, do you have any problem with the rewording that I proposed at Talk:Injera? -- Gyrofrog (talk) 21:34, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

I support your wording, it sounds reasonable to me, and thank you for asking!--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 01:54, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Newbie biting

As per this discussion it would be great if you could be nicer to newbies and not bite them. Both examples given were indeed incorrect, and your reverts are correct, but you do not explain why to the newbies who have no idea their edits is against policy. You need to explain why you reverted their edits, not just call them vandalism, when that obviously is not the case.

Thanks. --OpenFuture (talk) 06:17, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Re:May I pick your brain...

Of course- what can I help you with? J Milburn (talk) 11:24, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

I've replied there. Basically, they count as non-free. We may be able to use some of them under our NFCC. J Milburn (talk) 19:31, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

If they are in the public domain, you should replace {{non-free Scout logo}} with the appropriate public domain tag, providing whatever evidence you can that they are PD. Replacing the non-free use rationale with {{information}} would also be a lot cleaner. This stops us ending up with the rather weird situation at, for instance, File:Asociación de Scouts de Cuba 1940s.svg, where it is listed as public domain and non-free. It may also be worth tagging the images so they can be moved to Commons. This is all very much a worthwhile thing to do. J Milburn (talk) 09:13, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

{{Non-free fair use in}} may be appropriate. Don't forget the rationale. J Milburn (talk) 09:20, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
Well, that is, if it's non-free. I could take a better look if you showed me the picture in question? J Milburn (talk) 09:22, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
That particular subject is still alive; generally, that sets of alarm bells about the legitimacy of any non-free use claim (as a new picture could be taken). The fact that there is a sourced mention in the article about his lack of public appearances is significant, but I see that there are actually a good few images of him about. There may be a US-gov one buried somewhere. (Also note that using an image from a source like Getty is generally a massive no-no- an image in which there is little commercial interest is the best choice if we have to go the non-free route.) Before using this image, do your best to locate/request a free one, if at all possible. J Milburn (talk) 09:40, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
That's an improvement. For an image like this, I'd want to see a more explicit source- who does the image belong to? Other than that, you could very reasonably be challenged on replaceability grounds. J Milburn (talk) 09:50, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

When you remove {{Non-free Scout logo}}, you are also removing the category. Please place those images into some category so that we don't loose them. ---— Gadget850 (Ed) talk 12:10, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

You also need to change the rationale from non-free. And they should be marked for move to Commons. ---— Gadget850 (Ed) talk 12:12, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
Nice to hear from you! Okay, I will find a good category. Some are ready to move to Commons, some should be improved before we kick them out of the nest. I will make sure we don't lose them, and they do us proud.
Also, you have several ZHP images marked ZHR. They are separate competing orgs, just the name is close in Polish. They should all be ZHP.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 13:19, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
Tag any that need to be renamed. ---— Gadget850 (Ed) talk 17:14, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Capital letters

Are scouting and guiding words that should always be in capitals? Just interested, could you point me in direction of reference to this? I can rename the reqphoto tags, just will take me a bit of time to get round to it. --Traveler100 (talk) 13:48, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Hi! Yes, per Wikipedia:WikiProject Scouting/MOS#Capitalization, thank you!--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 13:53, 14 August 2010 (UTC)


I am a little unclear on the article if it is a specific tree or about the type of tree cryptomeria_japonica. Just wondering if one of the images on this link will do for the article?--Traveler100 (talk) 14:53, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

I believe, based on the wording, that it is the type of tree, not a specific one. You do great legwork!--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 14:56, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
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Wikipedia:WikiProject Scouting/Article incubator/German-speaking Scouts in Namibia

Hello Kintetsubuffalo. I've come across your tagging of this page and would like to remind you that {{notenglish}} should really only be used for articles in the article namespace. If you would like to have it translated, please list the page at the "Cleanup" section at WP:PNT with a short explanation. It has to go there because the "Pages for consideration" section is reserved for articles, and pages listed there have a deadline of 14 days. If you have more questions about translations, please ask them here, I'll watch your page. Regards, De728631 (talk) 20:43, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

I've gone ahead now and translated the titles and quotations on that page; but only because I remembered to have look at it, not because it was marked at "Pages needing translation". The "notenglish" template does not automatically list the page at WP:PNT, that's why there is an instruction on the template tag. You have to do that yourself after tagging a page. That said, good luck with future Pfadfinder articles. De728631 (talk) 19:25, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
That's wonderful, thank you so much for your help! Also thank you for the legwork, I don't know everything, so it's nice that others know things I don't! :) --Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 06:53, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

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Shisa face

Hi, sorry to hear that. Anyway i have a backed up copy of the file. Regards Fιηεmαηη [talk] 05:34, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Scout emblem - inquiry at WP:UKRAINE

It does not look like a Ukrainian COA. It looks one of the towns of the former Ryazan vice-royalty, Russia - see commons:Category:Coats_of_arms_of_cities_and_villages_of_Ryazan_Region. The towns of the southern frontier of the former governorate are now not in Ryazan Oblast but in Lipetsk Oblast, Voronezh Oblast etc. and some were abandoned or downgraded to villages. The upper half (Ryazan ) is easily identifiable, although the sword is curved, not straight as it should be (there are two options for this part - either sword, sheath and hat in upper half, or just the hat in a small escutcheon like here). Bottom half - which identifies the town - ??? East of Borschov 19:15, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

  • Got it: It's Yegoryevsk, Moscow oblast. Contemporary COA has only the dragon in red field, but the historical COA was topped with the symbols of Ryazan (see here [3].). East of Borschov 19:30, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
Thank you so much! I have looked for this information for five years! Thank you thank you thank you!--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 00:49, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

3rd World Scout Jamboree.svg

Hello! I've just got a message that the File:3rd_World_Scout_Jamboree.svg file I uploaded for your request on the Illustration Workshop has been nominated for speedy deletion. So you might want to use it in an article so that it can be valid as Fair Use, or maybe use a {{hangon}} template and provide a reason. Regards, -- Orionisttalk 05:49, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Thank you, I totally didn't see that this was done, I am sorry for the delay.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 11:17, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Union of Burma Boy Scouts

Sorry, Chris. I'm in a worse position than Hybernator. I can't even get the Unicode Burmese font work! Wagaung (talk) 22:47, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

File:Deluxe logo.png

I cropped it a little - does it look better now? – ukexpat (talk) 20:17, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Much, thank you!--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 06:19, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

File:Rhodesian Army recruitment poster Bush War 1976.jpg

Hello. The file above has been tagged to be uploaded as a PNG but in my opinion any conversion will have little positive effect. What do you think could be done about this and similar files? Hugahoody (talk) 21:16, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia supports change to png for lossless compression and so on. I appreciate the hard work you've done thus far!--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 06:21, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
You're welcome! I'll upload this and similar photos to PNG. It's just that I can't see where changing it from JPG will achieve much as it's a dated photograph. Hugahoody (talk) 18:42, 27 August 2010 (UTC)


I think you already read this at AN/I, but just in case, please remember that you can't de-BLPPROD without adding sources. Thanks. --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 16:27, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Lupin Musical

I left a note on WP:REFUND. If you send me an email through wikipedia I can respond from my gmail account w/ the file as an attachment. Just be sure to include the url in the body or subject so I remember what file we are talking about. :) Protonk (talk) 20:27, 27 August 2010 (UTC)


I currently have more on my plate than I can handle, so I'm retiring from Wikipedia today. Go to my user page if you would like to read more about my retirement. I might return next summer, but until then, goodbye. The Raptor You rang?/My mistakes; I mean, er, contributions 13:30, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Jack Horkheimer article

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I've finished the work on the Jack Horkheimer artcile that I wanted to do. It'a a good start on the article but it needs copy editing and clean up. If you have some time, could you review the article and make any necessary changes? Thanks very much. - Hydroxonium (talk | contribs) 09:34, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Your userpage in a category

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The Talkpage had an emoticon-like thing: {{:)|devil}} by User talk:Gadget850 16:16, 12 November 2009. This thing sort of copiesd the whole page Bracket into the Talkpage. That introduced the (three) Bracket-categories. Workings are unclear to me. But I made the code nowiki, and now it's solved as far as I could check.  Done -DePiep (talk) 13:16, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Work Done and Really Sorry!

I have completed the requests you made in the Graphics Lab. Really sorry about it being late. I had some exams and was a lil' busy! Fιηεmαηη (talk) 09:00, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

No problem, I really appreciate your help and the great work you do!--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 11:15, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

You have new messages

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Hi! I translated the map you requested. Let me know if you are happy with it. It is basically as good as I can do without drawing the map from scratch (which I am not eager to do). bamse (talk) 08:07, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Out of retirement

I thought I would let you know that I've decided to return to Wikipedia, only in a semi-retired state instead of completely retired. Life has somewhat settled down for me, and since I'm ditching pre-calculus I'll have a little more free time on my hands. The Raptor You rang?/My mistakes; I mean, er, contributions 01:05, 7 September 2010 (UTC)


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Request comment at Wikiproject Old West

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Can I ask why you think this is the work of the UK Government? I may be wrong, but I strongly doubt there were UK Government photographers at the Tripartite Pact. The fact the IWM has a copy of the photo (or even the original) does not mean they own the copyright. J Milburn (talk) 15:28, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

It's got "Imperial War Museum" stamped on it, all others I have seen on Commons (and had removed as watermarking) are tagged thus. I don't know why they do that, maybe they had observers or spies? But they seem to have laid claim to the thing.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 15:33, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
They may owe the original, they may own a copy, I don't know. Doesn't mean they own the rights; I'm gonna remove the PD notice (and, for what it's worth, having both a PD and a non-free notice is rather bad form). J Milburn (talk) 15:19, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Belgian Scouts and Guides emblem

Wikipedia email won't send attachments, nothing but text. If you like to send me your real email address, I'll send you the PNG as an attachment - I have downloaded it. You mentioned "the earlier blue-and-white version" - actually, it's the most recent that is blue and white, there are two earlier multi-coloured ones. JohnCD (talk) 21:05, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

French fries

Forgive me if I'm missing an earlier issue with this editor, but I just went thru an unpleasant interaction with an IP (who had to be blocked) on this article. I see where your first action was a rollback, whereas I understand it can be a close call as to whether to use rollback or undo, perhaps undo might have resulted in the editor taking less offense since his edit would not have been labeled as vandalism. VMS Mosaic (talk) 04:55, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Understood, but the IP came loaded for bear in their edit summaries, they were looking for a fight by the time I saw them this morning. Rolling back a miscapped and contentious editor who favors misspelled screeds makes sense to me.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 05:15, 15 September 2010 (UTC)


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Your opinion

Hi Chris, I'm not very familiar with what the scouting project considers notable enough to be on Wikipedia and was hoping you could take a look at SFVS - Slieve Foy Venture Scouts if you have a free moment. It would be much appreciated. Thanks, ShepTalk 22:56, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, the Powers That Be are quick this morning!--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 00:31, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the help, ShepTalk 18:50, 23 September 2010 (UTC)


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You've been blocked

I regret to inform you that you have been blocked for 24 hours because of your edit warring at Japanese place names. Since you've been here a while, I imagine you know all my usual spiel about consensus, dispute resolution and appealing blocks, so I won't repeat it here. Heimstern Läufer (talk) 11:08, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, and thanks for taking the side of the deletionists. I was the one who brought the edit war and improper behavior to your attention. Meh. That's why this place is going down the toilet.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 06:42, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
Your accusations are hollow. I blocked the anon for exactly the same amount of time as I blocked you. I've taken no sides here except the one against edit warring. Heimstern Läufer (talk) 07:02, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
Didn't know blocks were all around, for that at least I thank you. Still it's improper to remove images during a deletion discussion, trying to shoehorn the answer they wanted by forcing POV changes here. That should have been considered-contentious editors brought the fight over from Commons, I didn't, I was fighting bad removals. Anyway how much time is left on this turkey? I don't want to jump the gun and get in more trouble than I already don't need.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 08:01, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
Your block is for 24 hours. In a future situation like this, after you have reverted twice, notify the administrators noticeboard, and then leave it be. If you understand that edit warring about that image isn't the best way to deal with this type of situation, and wont re-instate that image again, you can be unblocked now. John Vandenberg (chat) 08:25, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
Agreed, sounds good, let's shake on it! That seems a better way to cover myself.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 08:28, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
I've unblocked you. Have a good evening, John Vandenberg (chat) 08:34, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
You too, and thank you for the good faith. The pink box is still showing up.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 08:37, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
Should be fixed now. John Vandenberg (chat) 08:48, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

"Restored" article?

Curious as to your decision to restore the "List of foreign place names in Japanese" but having it as part of your sandbox. If my memory serves me, after I had started the article, a decision was made that it would be better for this type of article to be housed at Wiktionary instead of at Wikipedia, it was deleted in Wikipedia, but also not created in Wiktionary. Since its deletion, the Japanese article has been beefed up, as have the German article. CJLippert (talk) 00:36, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

I'm not planning to use it "as-is", I need the information from it for a local placename etymology article. So nice for everyone to question me on this undelete request.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 06:42, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
As the article was never transwiki'd to Wiktionary, if you know how do it (as I don't), would you mind doing that while you have the page there with you? CJLippert (talk) 12:15, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
I don't know how to do it either.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 02:40, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

File:Duke and Duchess of Windsor meet Adolf Hitler 1937.jpg

So often with these images, it's very hard to tell. I'd say there's about a fiffty-fifty chance it's PD, but it's gonna be hard to prove. We really need to know who the original author is, or, failing that, when/where it was first published. The current "source" is not so useful in that regard. J Milburn (talk) 16:02, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Organ transplantation in the People's Republic of China

I have posted a GA reassessment at Talk:Organ transplantation in the People's Republic of China. Please feel free to comment. Axl ¤ [Talk] 09:52, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Please comment here. Axl ¤ [Talk] 08:59, 5 October 2010 (UTC)


See this. Gave you and I both credit for it. RlevseTalk 02:38, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for cleaning it up, DYKing it and the heads up!--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 02:39, 4 October 2010 (UTC)


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Possibly unfree File:Bob Farrell.jpg

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German-Japanese relations

こんにちは。;) Over the past year or so I've been working on gradually expanding the article on German-Japanese relations. I've recently discovered the pictures of the Hitlerjugend visiting the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo that you've uploaded. So far I've hastily implemented one of them in the article, but I'd like to ask you, if you could elaborate on that visit (and/or similar ones during these years) in a short paragraph at approximately the place the image sits now. Thanks :) Gliese876 (talk) 08:46, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

I will do my best.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 08:49, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Girl Scout National Center West

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Jodhpurs v. Jodhpur Breeches

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Hi, I refomatted your comment slightly on the BBW talk page to try and help construct some consensus Talk:Big Beautiful Woman. Please check it to ensure I've understood your meaning. Cheers Clovis Sangrail (talk) 01:00, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Close, and thanks for the heads up.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 01:03, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

"Crap edits"

Please watch it with the edit summaries -- I know you don't make a habit of it, but good to avoid anyway. Thanks. --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 17:00, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Nope, that was very intentional on my part, and said exactly what I needed to say. I appreciate your sentiment, but sometimes softness won't do.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 17:02, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:WikiProject Southern United States

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Marxist MIR and FPMR guerrilla groups

I wonder if you can help with the Spanish page dealing with the Marxist MIR and FPMR guerrilla groups in Chile in the 70s and 80s: [[4]] . There are two individuals bent on sweeping their crimes under the carpet. I don't think this is fair, for I have provided reliable sources. There are many lies propagated by the left, like the belief held by many ill informed Chileans, that 200,000 to 1 million were exiled and the vast majority of the armed forces personnel, that appear in their roll of honour, were in fact killed at the hands of their superiors. This is an insult to their families. In reality their were a handful (about a dozen) that were court-martialled and shot, although over a hundred were jailed or exiled. I strive to separate fact from fiction, but instead get penalized for it.--Breitkopf (talk) 23:08, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Unfortunately, I don't speak Spanish. :( Lo siento mucho.--Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 23:25, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Akira Suzuki (media)

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Akashi Domain

Hi, you added the {{wikify}} tag to Akashi Domain, but I could see no need for wikification so I removed it. Did I miss something because I don't see what needs to be done. -- Whpq (talk) 18:02, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Ah, I meant the sources need to be, uh, sourcified.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 01:19, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

November 2010

Information.svg I noticed the message you recently left to Please remember: do not bite the newcomers. If you see someone make a common mistake, try to politely point out what they did wrong and how to correct it. Thank you. This is especially considering your comment at Talk:Sriracha sauce, where you said "I feel no need to justify myself to an IP". -- Bk314159 (Talk to me and find out what I've done) 02:18, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

I wasn't biting him because he was new, I was biting him because he was contentious, also explained on that page. Look at my history, I also welcome IPs. I just don't welcome fights.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 02:21, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
And the accusation of antiJapanese racism was over the top, you can also check my edit history for that one, I love everything about this country.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 02:24, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Changes to Template:Infobox family name

Your edits adding more picture parameters to the Template:Infobox family name infobox is apparently now causing the same image to appear twice in the infobox, as found on Phelps (surname). -- btphelps (talk) (contribs) 17:18, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Ah, crud. Okay, I'll undo it, please read the talkpage for what I want to do, is there any way this is possible?--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 23:19, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
I'm no expert, but I tried adding image2 ... image3 and using those names as parameters and no duplicate images are showing. I checked two other pages that use the template and all seems fine. If you want to change a parameter name to "coatofarms" or "familyshield" feel free. -- btphelps (talk) (contribs) 05:26, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
Just tried it, the second image shows but not the third.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 05:34, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
Tried adding num to image_size paramater. Try it again. -- btphelps (talk) (contribs) 05:45, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
Nothin' yet.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 06:03, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Burmese seals

Hi Chris, I thought you might be interested in this: User talk:Stepshep#State seals of Burma. You may want to make back-ups to save locally if they end up getting removed from Commons. ShepTalk 20:02, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for the headsup, that's a pity. Right now I am proudly on a week block at Commons for fighting the crapocracy, but I will comment when I am back.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 23:56, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
Congratulations on fighting the good fight. -- btphelps (talk) (contribs) 05:27, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, that's refreshing to hear, in the climate this has become lately, I appreciate it. Shame what happened to Randy.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 05:36, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, have been steering clear of administrivia and adminisdrama. I see his account is gone, deleted, like he never existed. He left or was encouraged to leave? -- btphelps (talk) (contribs) 05:46, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
He got accused of plagiarism for actually oversourcing an article. Admins eat their own, which is why I never wanted to be one. They're a necessary evil, in equal measure. See and .--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 06:06, 8 November 2010 (UTC)


I think it was referring, as the paramilitary article says, that the NCSHP train as a specialized section and have different training from other police agencies in the state and the ranking is like the military. I am not sure that other citation is needed. Big Roger (talk) 16:08, 8 November 2010 (UTC)


You use the abbreviation WPMOS on your request on the Graphic Map Lab Wikipedia:Graphic_Lab/Map_workshop# Antartica. What does it mean? Wereldburger758 (talk) 07:28, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Hi World Citizen! It stands for Wikipedia:Manual of Style.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 07:51, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Flag of New Spain

A lot of articles use File:Flag of New Spain and now the file is missing. You must arrange it. Thanks. Durero (talk) 18:32, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Please see .--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 02:33, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Scouting & Asia...

While I have interests in both scouting and Asia (I was a scout, am an Alpha Phi Omega historian, lived in Taiwan for two years and Alpha Phi Omega also exists in the Philippines), the area where I am most comfortable is filling in tables of events like National Fraternity Conventions and Jamborees. The information on jamborees for the Interamerican Zone seems fairly complete, to the point where I wonder if User:Inauditous got the rest from a single site (which should be referenced). BTW, the phrase "Even today, the Interamerican Region exists more for the benefit of countries south of the Rio Grande, as evidenced by the website being only in Spanish; consequently, the United States and Canada do not participate as vigorously in regional activities as do other national organizations around the world." seems inappropriate for wikipedia.Naraht (talk) 18:28, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

It could be written better, but it is factual. The other regions function as a whole (Jp, SK, ROC, Ph, Indo seem to be the big dogs, but even Iran and Kiribati have a say). BSA makes sense to me, kind of like the US at the UN, it pretty much does what it wants, size and power-but then Indonesia is so much bigger and they play ball. Canada I can't explain, but they aren't as active in the Region as other countries. Have you suggestions?
Ps-how was Taiwan? Everyone suggests to go there, it's friendly but humid, apparently.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 18:43, 19 November 2010 (UTC)
It may be factual, but it is completely unreferenced, even the website isn't identified. There are both English and French speaking islands in the Caribbean, I wonder if they are equally excluded. Unless it is referenced, I think it should be deleted. BTW,I don't know if Iran still is a member of the Asia Pacific, I know their scouts were nuked after the Revolution.
I liked Taiwan, definitely humid. It is about half way between Miami and Havana in Latitude I think. It has been 20 years since I was there...Naraht (talk) 01:31, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

Lethal Weapon Film Series

Hiya! Just please be careful with your reverts on Lethal_Weapon_(film_series) - though I understand your intent and reasoning, sadly, the 3RR/war policies don't allow breaking them for such justification. If you need a hand, let me know. The article is on my watchlist, so I will keep an eye on it, and I will also drop a note on the other editor's talk page imploring they raise discussion on the article's talk page. Best, Rob ROBERTMFROMLI | TK/CN 22:23, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Philmont Ranger

I'm glad that you've been going to Philmont since before I was born, and I've no doubt that such historical knowledge might be useful in discussing how the Ranger Department has evolved over the decades. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Owen1985 (talkcontribs) 19:04, 22 November 2010 (UTC)


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Restoration of Aaronic Priesthood

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Hiraga Gennai

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I'm sorry that the name I used for the file imported from German Wikipedia was not acceptable to you. The original title on the German Wikipedia was just "Frenzel klein", which was even worse, I'm sure you agree. Powers T 13:03, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

Puzzling 3RR report

Please see my update at WP:AN3#User:Thunderbird L17 reported by User:Kintetsubuffalo (Result: ). Do you know how to open an WP:RFC? It is quite unclear as to what the dispute is about. A more focussed discussion between you and the other parties might be able to resolve this. EdJohnston (talk) 14:38, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

Re: Scouting in Yugoslavia

No problem. This made more sense to me because the SCG page now described a comparatively minor part of the complete history. The main question now is how much of the SCG page was generic, i.e. how much of it also applied in the 1950-1991 period too, not just 1995-2006. Those parts should be moved to a higher header level. --Joy [shallot] (talk) 20:05, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. Well, it'll be pretty straightforward to work on this for someone who actually knows anything about these guys. I have no idea about scouting, I just did this to help clear out the obsolete category Category:Organizations based in Serbia and Montenegro :) --Joy [shallot] (talk) 20:11, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

You deserve a more complete explanation.

When I first starting deleting PRODs, I checked to make sure that the original author was notified (some exceptions, e.g. original author not active). However, when I ran across my first PROD with no notification, and contacted the editor, I was informed that notifying was encouraged but not required. I thought we should notify, so I attempted to tighten up the language here, but as you can see, I failed to persuade.

That left me with limited options. I couldn't insist that notification occur, and if I just abandoned those without notification, someone else might come along and delete without adding the notification. I adopted my own personal rule. If I saw a PROD where I thought notification was warranted, I would do the notification myself before the deletion. To be sure, only seconds before, so it doesn't provide enough time to contest the deletion, but it does provide notification so the author could request userfication or other remedies. If you have a better approach, I'm all ears.

(As an aside, kudos on the scouting work you do. One of my regrets in life is that I stopped at Life, but I was part of an active scouting family.)--SPhilbrickT 12:47, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Main page

I don't know how often you check out the main page, but you should check it out today. On the chance you see this after the main page has changed, the FA of the day is The Scout Association of Hong Kong --SPhilbrickT 21:39, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for reverting vandalism.

I hadn't noticed that comment in my page. It was a bit funny. Nonetheless, thank you for reverting it. Best regards.--MarshalN20 | Talk 02:12, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

File:Delphine LaLaurie.jpg

Thank you for adding a fair use rationale to this image. However, it is tolerably clear from this site that the image was painted in recent years, is still under copyright, and holds no claim of accurately depicting its subject. I have amended the image's description accordingly, awaiting its pending deletion. - DustFormsWords (talk) 04:01, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Didn't know that. From the site, it looks like the top image was painted from a life photo. Any ideas how we can find that one?--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 04:05, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
No, but all the editors working on Delphine LaLaurie would be deeply grateful if you managed it! (All the relevant results on Google image search trace back to Haunted America Tours or Pustanio.) - DustFormsWords (talk) 04:05, 15 December 2010 (UTC)


Hi Chris! As for Interwiki sorting order, please take a look at this. En WP uses this order. Oda Mari (talk) 04:48, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I know...

Just to let you know there's a note on my user page that explains nothing at all if you're interested.

(And yes, I know, you sent me an email - would you believe I accidentally deleted it in a purge before reading it, although I do know I received it ? Well, I did... Go figure that which is me, if you like...)  Begoon&#149;talk 18:43, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

I've missed you and I look forward to your return!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 22:49, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

Ásatrú Scouting and Guiding

Are you sure that this organization really exists? I couldn't find anything except the ebay offer by a spanish ebay trader. It could be a scam; the fleur-de-lis was taken from Wikipedia. Is there any other proof of the existence of these groups? --jergen (talk) 21:21, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

That the fleur-de-lis was taken from Wikipedia is what drew my attention to it-somebody does read us! ;) It is too elaborate to be a hoax, with the attention to detail; in addition, I have known that seller for 18 years, he's (or was) head of the International Badgers Club Spanish Tejones, so while I don't have proof, I am taking it on good faith. Mostly I was impressed that someone chose to use our design.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 00:22, 21 December 2010 (UTC)
Could you ask the seller for further informations? An organization with such elaborate ranks should have some written-down rules for advancement or some bylaws. And the seller should have some contact closer to the organization.
I didn't bring his contact info with me to Japan-I will do some searching for it.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 23:23, 21 December 2010 (UTC)
BTW, the depiction of Sleipnir on the "Knight of Odin" badge is not correct, the designer included some ornaments between the legs, that aren't part of the horse, but are shown on the Tjängvide image stone. The Valknut was taken from File:Valknut-Symbol-triquetra.svg and the Valkyrie from File:Valkyrie.jpg. I'm not really convinced that a real-world organization practicising Asatru would take most of its symbols from Wikipedia or Commons.
Not so fast-anybody practicing that religion might know those symbols-I would argue the triangles and the little gold effigy one you pointed me to could be gotten from any source. You know way more about the religion than I do-I didn't even know what to call some of those, but it doesn't follow they got those here-a Google search would do.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 23:23, 21 December 2010 (UTC)
It's also unclear how there should be enough members in Sweden to form a Scout unit; the largest group in Sweden, Swedish Asatru Assembly, has about 300 members all over the country; there is no local structure for Malmö [5], but one comprising the whole south of Sweden. The Norwegian no:Foreningen Forn Sed - the largest organization in the country - has only 100 members, mostly in Oslo and Trondheim [6]; how can they run a unit in Stavanger?
That is a good series of questions and I appreciate your legwork on this. It could also be that there are believers who are not registered with a church or org-I am that way (different religion though), so probably I am not counted as a member.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 23:23, 21 December 2010 (UTC)
And why is there a separate organization in the US with BSA accepting Asatru units (eg former Troop 1239; Great Salt Lake Council)? --jergen (talk) 09:33, 21 December 2010 (UTC)
That's a question for Egel-that was not information I had, and I don't know if that counts as Scouting.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 08:20, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Do you have a source for the Salt Lake troop? That would be worthwhile to add to the article.
I'll do my best, thanks for your hard work!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 23:23, 21 December 2010 (UTC)
ps-Jergen, do you know what the really complex red one is? I wanna take a look at that. To me it doesn't look like anything similar to the other ones.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 13:34, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
Here is a source for Troop 1239 [7]
Merry Christmas, Happy Holydays and Happy New Year. Yours in Scouting-Phips (talk) 12:09, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

Shisa face

Hi, I have uploaded it as you asked. It is over here. Regards — Finemann (talk) 06:13, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Merry Christmas

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Conversions to PNG

Hello, since a lot of images tagged for conversion to PNG are your own, is there any way you could convert the originals from your collection and upload them in PNG form? Hugahoody (talk) 14:07, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

I'm 6,000 miles away from the originals, having moved to Japan.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 23:13, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Moldova


I noticed that you are a fellow active member of WikiProject Moldova. Some time ago I created a new userbox for the project and proposed that it become official. Since no responses have been made as of yet, I am hoping to spark a discussion at Template talk:WikiProject Moldova User on the matter.


Lothar von Richthofen (talk) 16:54, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

ShouldBePNG on photographs

Hi, Kintetsubuffalo. I see you've placed a {{ShouldBePNG}} tag several times on the file description pages for File:Vietnamese Scout Association LangBian Dalat.jpg and File:Union of Burma Boy Scouts campout.jpg. I don't understand why you think this is a good idea:

  1. These are photographs, for which the JPEG format is the most appropriate choice; see Wikipedia:Image use policy#Format.
  2. It is true that the PNG format provides lossless compression, but for photographs a bit of lossiness in compression is acceptable because it is unnoticeable by the human eye (unless the compression is too high, in which case the {{Overcompressed JPEG}} tag would be appropriate).
  3. The compression algorithm used by the PNG format, while lossless, performs much more poorly on photographic images than does the JPEG compression algorithm, so a PNG version of a photograph is almost always many times larger than a JPEG version.
  4. Moreover, in the case of File:Vietnamese Scout Association LangBian Dalat.jpg, I am sure that the original file, created by a digital camera, was saved in the JPEG format (and is perhaps even the exact file that was uploaded here), so the only way we could get a PNG version of that image is to directly convert a JPEG version to PNG—but the compression artifacts from the original JPEG compression will still be there (PNG compression is lossless, but the information was lost before the PNG compression algorithm ever saw it; the PNG image will be identical to the JPEG image, pixel for pixel, including the JPEG compression artifacts), so we haven't gained anything in image quality, and the resulting file size will be many times greater.

I am going to remove the {{ShouldBePNG}} tag again from these images. If you still feel that the tag should be there, please explain why, because I can see no reason for it. —Bkell (talk) 00:25, 31 December 2010 (UTC)