User talk:Laudaka

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it at the votes for deletion page. There is also a votes for undeletion page if you want to retrieve something that you think should not have been deleted. Again, welcome! - UtherSRG 13:59, 26 Jan 2004 (UTC) Hi Laudaka,

Concerning your question about the space elevator: I recall those numbers from an article in Scientific American a few years ago. I will try to dig it up and will put the source on the space elevator page. Thanks for telling me.

--David Andel 23:55, 22 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Hello Laudaka, I believe you have mistakes in your article [[Word-order in Latin]]. Cornelia keeps appearing as Cornelia even when she is an Object, and should appear Corneliam. Correct me if I am wrong. Amir Dekel 06:48, 8 May 2004 (UTC)

BTW, did you learn Latin from Sprachprofi?

Thanks for experimenting with Wikipedia. Your test worked, and has been removed or reverted. Please use the sandbox for any other tests you want to do. Take a look at the welcome page if you would like to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia. Thanks. GrazingshipIV 04:54, May 15, 2004 (UTC)

Reply. I acknowledge your request & do not anticipate future usage of _-word. Alteripse 20:43, 17 May 2004 (UTC)


No prob with the postal abbreviations. :) Glad you liked! jengod 03:51, Jun 3, 2004 (UTC) :Both the postal abbreviations and time zones articles look great! Good job! jengod 03:32, Jun 14, 2004 (UTC) If you need to edit a redirect, click the link next to "Redirected from" Dysprosia 08:20, 12 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 2000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information: *[[User talk:Ram-Man#Multi-Licensing FAQ|Multi-Licensing FAQ]] - Lots of questions answered

Articles Project To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are other options at [[Wikipedia:Template messages/User namespace#Licensing Templates|Template messages/User namespace]]. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

Option 1
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Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}} " with "{{MultiLicensePD}}". If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know what you think at my [[User talk:Ram-Man|talk page]]. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. -- Ram-Man ([ ion=edit&section=new comment]| talk)

Voor Paulus, wie weet kun je er iets mee, the childhood phase of your life! http:/

br style="clear:both;"[edit]

Hi Laudaka

I just wanted to let you know what the above is used for - in the example on the Wild Cat page is has been used for formatting reasons only visible when viewing the page with the graphics. I have added it back to the page, but this time with a comment explaining it's purpose. I hope this helps explain the mystery. Regards Sonelle 21:20, 30 May 2005 (UTC)

Hi Sonelle,
I've checked out the article before and after your revert with

Internet Explorer and I see that you want to have more space between the ==External links== header and the end of the previous section. The dot was superfluous apparently. Now I understand why the br style="clear:both;" was there.

But as far as I know you shouldn't try to change details of

formatting. The software uses should format things perfectly, so there's no need for a lot of formatting HTML, keeping the articles easy to edit.

I suggest you have a look in the WP:MOS (Wikipedia: Manual of

Style) to find out whether this is an exception. (I'm sorry I'm not doing this myself, I'm trying to concentrate on spelling and punctuation. Otherwise I'm doing too much before I know it.) If adding br tags is advised against in the WP:MOS and you still think the formatting should be different you could ask for a feature request to the software developers, so the formatting would be like you wish done automatically by the version of the MediaWiki software.

I hope this is a little helpful although I didn't look up whether

this use of br is OK or not. (I'm afraid it's not by the way.)

Kind regards & keep making Wikipedia beter,

Paulus/laudaka (add me to your YIM/AIM/ICQ/M$N M contact list if you like!) Laudaka's talk page 12:27, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Hi Laudaka,
I agree the period was unecessary (it was a typo on my part).
As regards the br style="clear:both;" I wasn't trying to add

more space, I was trying, for the sake of clarity and readability, to ensure that the ==External links== header apears below the image from the section above, intead of next to it, something that the wikipedia software does not do automatically if there is not enough text. The problem is even worse in Firefox than it is in Internet Explorer

The Wikipedia:Manual of Style does not explicitly advise

against the use of br. It states "Don't make the markup any more complex than is necessary to display the information in a useful and comprehensible way. Use HTML markup sparingly and only with good reason."

I agree that the use of the br is not ideal. The best solution

is simply to add more text to the ==African Wild Cat== section. In the absence of more text to add, I tried a number of things and eventually settled on a solution I found on one of the Wikipedia Tutorial pages Wikipe dia:Picture_tutorial, as a temporary measure.

I did try to view my solution in a number of browsers first as

I did not want to cause more problems than I was solving. I should have added a comment to explain it's purpose and lifespan when I originally used it - mea culpa.

Regards Sonelle 14:09, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Your edit to Falklands War[edit]

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Just for the record: that was an accident. I completed my spelling corrections on the article a few edits later.

Nomination of Psi (instant messaging client) for deletion[edit]

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