User talk:LouriePieterse/Archive 4

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Re:AirFrance F-BVGG Cn019

When the OTRS request is handled then the image is restored and the licensing will be updated. feydey (talk) 09:00, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Okay, thanks very much Feydey. I was unsure about the OTRS procedure. Kind regards, LouriePieterse 09:10, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Looking for a template

Hey, there. I notice you and Fred both left very similar messages on User talk:Thatcher ([1] and [2]), and I'm just wondering if you used a template, or if you could tell me where it came from otherwise. I'd like to make a few minor tweaks to the message if that's possible. – Luna Santin (talk) 22:35, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Strike that, got a reply from Fred. New template at {{Range block inquiry}} if you're interested. – Luna Santin (talk) 00:02, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
Hi Luna. Thanks for the link, previously I didn't use a template. Kind regards, LouriePieterse 06:02, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Birchwood Automotive Group

Hello LouriePieterse, and thanks for your work patrolling new changes. I am just informing you that I declined the speedy deletion of Birchwood Automotive Group - a page you tagged - because: The article makes a credible assertion of notability, sufficient to pass A7. Please review the criteria for speedy deletion before tagging further pages. If you have any questions or problems, please let me know. Closedmouth (talk) 09:19, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

Just one more to add to the collection :)

WikiprojectBarnstar.png The WikiProject Barnstar
For your excellent work and tireless contributions to WP:SPOTLIGHT. Keep up the good work! — DeontalkI'm BACK! 11:13, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Deon! :) LouriePieterse 11:28, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

Deprod Mixed Vegetables

I have removed the {{prod}} tag from Mixed Vegetables, which you proposed for deletion. I'm leaving this message here to notify you about it. If you still think the article should be deleted, please don't add the {{prod}} template back to the article. Instead, feel free to list it at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion. Thanks!

  • Reason: Too many RS reviews were found and thus this manga pass WP:BK criteria #1. --KrebMarkt 14:34, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
For future reference, Google News catches only a small minority of book reviews. If you are evaluating the notability of a book article, it's best to do a basic Google search on ""Title" review" and refine it from there as necessary. —Quasirandom (talk) 20:16, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
Hi. Thanks for letting me know. Sorry for taking so long to respond, I was on holiday. I'll follow the steps as you proposed in the future. Kind regards, LouriePieterse 07:03, 18 July 2009 (UTC)


Symbol support vote.svg

I've now promoted Marco Polo to a good article; congratulations, you did a lot of work on it. It's way better than it was, and I think that it is an important article. (And this isn't spam; I'm only writing this to you and Duduman); I wrote some stuff at the end of the GA, so take a look. It's got the potential to become an FA one day, with just a little bit more research. The framework is all there. Anyway - great stuff, was nice to work with you. Cheers,  Chzz  ►  15:17, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

That is good news! I believe we should one day promote it to FA. It was really nice for me to work with you. Thanks for all the help during the article improvement! Kind regards, LouriePieterse 07:25, 18 July 2009 (UTC)


As a recent significant contributor to the Marco Polo article, I would welcome your views in the discussion, [[3]].  Chzz  ►  13:22, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Operation Entebbe

The article Operation Entebbe you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within seven days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Operation Entebbe for things needed to be addressed. MuZemike 23:33, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Signpost interview request

Lourie, I invite you to answer a set of questions for the Wikipedia Signpost about your board candidacy: Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2009 Board elections/Lourie Pieterse. If you choose to do so, please let me know. I also encourage you to respond by 26 July; interviews with all candidates who respond will be publicized in the 27 July issue of the Signpost.

Faithfully, ragesoss (talk) 20:54, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi ragesoss. Thanks for the kind request! I'll start right a away to complete the questions. Kind regards, LouriePieterse 16:11, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
I forgot to mention, I would let you know when I am finished with the interview. LouriePieterse 20:34, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
I've completed the interview. Hope it is satisfying! Remember, my native language is Afrikaans, so excuse little grammar mistakes... :) Kind regards, LouriePieterse 20:35, 23 July 2009 (UTC)


I was browsing the Board Candidates Election, and i have to say you are very fit! I hope this isn't 'inappropriate' but you are! x —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ellielpearson (talkcontribs) 20:19, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks for your comment. Kind regards, LouriePieterse 20:37, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Wikivoices Invite

Hi LouriePieterse,
On behalf of Wikivoices, a community podcast based on the English Wikipedia, I would like to invite you (and all the other Board of Trustees candidates) to a round table interview on Skype to be held at 22:00:00 Friday July 24, 2009 in UTC. The format of this interview will be question-answer style whereby interested members of the community will pose questions to one or all of the candidates involved. If you would like any further information about the process or Skype, please contact Durova or myself on the English Wikipedia. Please be advised that spaces are limited and the sign up page can be found here. We look forward to your attendence at this event. Cheers   «l| Promethean ™|l»  (talk) 02:05, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi Promethean. I would have loved to join in the interview, but unfortunately my internet connection is to slow for Skype. I currently uses a 2G connection, which is about 50 kbps. Thanks for the invitation, I really appreciate it. Kind regards, LouriePieterse 14:30, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Spotlight needs suggestions

Four Horsemen

You are mistaken. I left a detailed edit summary " fringe view, not sufficiently mainstream to be included here, maybe under end of days or something, but not here", and I gave further information on the talk page, which may be found here. The section in question is a fringe view that should be kept separate from the main entry. See WP:Fringe for further information. CrazyChinaGal (talk) 12:53, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi. I've taken a look at the section on the talk page and agree on the subject. I found in the past that vandals use a good sounding edit summary, just to prevent you from reverting their edits. Sorry for mistaking you as one. Kind regards, LouriePieterse 14:44, 26 July 2009 (UTC)


Beste Lourie,

Aangesien U Afrikaanssprekend is volgens U biografie (in die kandidatelys vir Trustees). Mag ek vra hoekom U nie aan die Afrikaanse Wiki werk nie? Ons het hulp dringend nodig en ek dink meer as die Engelse wiki. Groete Hansjoseph (talk) 15:53, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

More Hans. Jammer dat ek nou eers terug gekom het na jou toe. Ek was die afgelope tyd baie besig gewees, beide by die skool en by die raadsverkiesing. Ek het maar nog net nooit aan die Afrikaanse Wiki gewerk nie. Ek het nie 'n spesifieke rede daarvoor nie. Ek sal graag in die toekoms daaraan wil werk. Ek hoop om gou weer van jou te hoor. Groete, LouriePieterse 08:10, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
Mooi so, sien uit na jou bydraes.Hansjoseph (talk) 13:42, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
Ja, ek sien self baie uit om by die Afrikaanse Wikipedia betrokke te raak. Ek het met Laurens gepraat en ons kyk of ons nie die Afrikaanse gebruikers meer bewus van die verkiesing kan maak nie. Dit lyk asof daar so min is wat tans daarvan weet. Groete, LouriePieterse 13:51, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Lourie Sterkte met die verkiesing. Dit sal baie vir die Afrikaanse Wikipedia beten as jy verkies word. Sobaka (talk) 20:41, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Naand Sobaka en Adriaan. Baie dankie vir julle boodskappe hier. Ek waardeur dit regtig verskriklik baie. Ek het bietjie navorsing gedoen, en van die 30,000 gebruikers wat toegelaat word om te stem is maar slegs 200 van Afrika of Afrikaans sprekend. My kanse is skraal, maar elke stem help! Ek probeer baie hard om ons saak te verbeter, maar wat kan ek doen as die res van die wêreld teen my is? Jammer dat ek nou eers reageer op die boodskap. My rekenaar het gister aand gebreek... Vriendelike groete, LouriePieterse 20:31, 3 August 2009 (UTC)


Ek verneem dit sal my en die res van die Afrikaanssprekende bevolking se saak erg verbeter as U by die sogenoemde Trusteeraad ingesluit word. Kan U my sê wat hierdie Trusteeraad behels, watter verskil U insluiting op hierdie raad aan die Afrikaanse saak sal maak, en hoe ek te werke moet gaan om vir U te stem?  — Adriaan (TC) 13:48, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Ook: waar ek meer inligting oor hierdie onderwerp kan kry. — Adriaan (TC) 13:50, 2 August 2009 (UTC)
Toemaar, ek het die info by [4] gekry nadat ek Windows gelaai het en by Wikipedia gaan inloer het. Ek het ook gesien jy's 18 - ek's ook, so ek sal die "U" nou maar laat val. Sterkte met die aansoek! — Adriaan (TC) 20:33, 2 August 2009 (UTC)
Waar kry ons meer inligting oor wat jy vir die Afrikaanse Wikipedia beplan en waar is 'n platform waar ons vrae kan stel? — Adriaan (TC) 21:05, 2 August 2009 (UTC)
Halo Adriaan. Sien asseblief my boodskap hierbo. Ek is jammer, maar ek gaan dit volgende paar dae maar skaars wees. Ek probeer om my rekenaar so vinnig as moontlik weer op die been te kry. Sien gerus die bladsy by die bostaande skakel vir meer inligting oor die verkiesing. Vriendelike groete, LouriePieterse 20:29, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
Sterkte met die rekenaar, en met skool. Hoekom sê jy die hele wêreld is teen jou? Die wêreld is oop en vol geleenthede. Dit gaan maar oor wat jy daarvan maak. Miskien het jy hierdie een te gou aangegryp, of dalk is dit die verkeerde geleentheid. Ons sal maar wag en sien op 11 Aug. of wanneer ook die resultate bekend is. — Adriaan (TC) 20:12, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
Jy verstaan my verkeerd Adriaan. Ek bedoel dat die wêreld is slegs by hierdie betrokke geleentheid teen my. Ek word nie maklik afgesit deur kritici nie, ek maak gewoonlik iets positiefs daarvan. Ek gaan ook 'n projek saam met Media24 en Naspers aanpak, so al werk hierdie geleentheid nie uit nie, is daar nog vele ander. Ek is darem ook besig om my rekenaar probleme op te los. Ek behoort teen Vrydag weer rekenaar gewys op die been te wees. Ek waardeur regtig al jou belangstelling! Die kleinste goedjies maak soms die grootste verskil. Groete, LouriePieterse 20:35, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

A little quick to judge, Perhaps?

I removed vandalism or erroneous information from the page. How does this not conform to your policies? How does this not appear to be constructive and need to be reverted? Your undo replaced vandalism back on the page. Fitz31750 (talk) 19:16, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Hi Fitz. From my point of view it looked as if you removed facts. I did read your edit summary, but I then noticed that Notedgrant undid your edits. If I made an mistake, I would be terribly sorry! I fight myself a great deal of vandalism, so I have respect for anyone else who does. Kind regards, LouriePieterse 19:40, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, I did not notice that someone else did the revert. Fitz31750 (talk) 21:19, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

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Reporting of Vandalism on Google Search Results for "MacIntosh"

I want to report that I saw the following stated under the Google Search Results for "MacIntosh" as it points to "Macintosh is horrible never buy it. Always go with dell. It is way better to use and navigate on. I had mac and it just crashed for a $2000 computer its now ..." I'm unfamiliar with how to edit vandalism for wiki in Google Search Results and hoped someone could teach me or remove it themselves. Thanks! LadyButtercup (talk) 20:55, 26 August 2009 (UTC)


Hi there. I just sent you an email. Amsaim (talk) 11:09, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi Amsaim. I've already replied. :) I wouldn't be a problem. Kind regards, LouriePieterse 11:14, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Amsaim. I just want to let you know that I didn't forgot about my promise. Unfortunately I am just very busy the last time. I would still do the translation when I get the time. Kind regards, LouriePieterse 20:03, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
Hi Lourie, thnx for your message. The translation would be highly appreciated. Thank you. Amsaim (talk) 20:19, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the translation. Could it be that you've placed your translation in the wrong place? The translation of the article is in your sandbox. Your sandbox thus appears in categories where it shouldn't. Amsaim (talk) 14:01, 19 October 2009 (UTC)


Hi - just a friendly nudge - are you coming back to this one? Thanks.  7  02:44, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi 7. Thanks for reminding me! I completely forgot about the request. I reserved the request while the Toolserver was down, so I couldn't have done a complete lookup. Kind regards, LouriePieterse 10:26, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

aigo MID

You nominated aigo MID for deletion and now some of the content is on aigo, but the spec box is crushing the rest of the text! CRUSHING, so do you care if I, as long as the relevant details are moved to the page proper, delete this box? Yes? You care much greatly about the content of articles you nominate for deletion? I hope you're not a callus, crushing fiend of deletion who makes her/his own rules and answers to no one. A veritable vigilante of the nets, leaving a pristine wake of nought behind. Should I be posting this on the aigo MID page itself?

Hi Fleetham. You could make any changes to the article you think would be appropriate. If you think it would look good, feel free to do so. I don't make my own rules anyhow, I only patrol pages and when one looks as if it doesn't comply to a guideline, I take action. Sometimes one makes errors, but no one is perfect. Please watch the way you speak to me, keep in mind most people assume good faith. Kind regards, LouriePieterse 20:15, 16 September 2009 (UTC)


Hi. I'm posting to let you know that your name has been mentioned on a list of Highly active users on the talk page for RfA's here. If you are interested in running for administratorship, or if you would like to make any comments, feel free to join the discussion. -- Soap Talk/Contributions 17:37, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi Soap. I ran for adminship earlier this year and I were unsuccessful. Do you think it would be wise to run again in such short time? Kind regards, LouriePieterse 12:58, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
NOTNOW Smiley.svg But in a few months, I think you'd have a good shot. The message I gave you was just a semi-automated thing I sent out to everybody on the list, even though some of them had just run RfA a few weeks prior. -- Soap Talk/Contributions 00:57, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, I also thought that it would be to early. Kind regards, LouriePieterse 07:06, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia Spotlight working on Oil

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Hi Diaa. I am unfortunately very busy at the moment. I will take a look at it as soon as possible. Kind regards, LouriePieterse 13:03, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

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Hidden Page

You found my hidden page! Congratulations! Copy this code to put the barnstar on your userpage:{{User:BIONICLE233/Barnstar}}

It will look like this: <REMOVED>

Hello LouriePieterse! I am glad you had fun finding my page, but unfortunately, its being threatened to be deleted. Help me fight for my page here, if you want to. But if you have your own hidden page, I recommend you "lay low" and do not post anything on the linked page. Thank you. BIONICLE233 17:37, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Three mile island

Hello, LouriePieterse. You reverted my addition to "three mile island". I have an account (David_Be) and did nothing strange (like not referencing), since the rest of the section doesn't have any either. care to explain? Thanks. (good faith). -- (talk) 20:12, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi David. I didn't revert your changes, I only placed a welcome template on your talk page. Your edits has been reverted by 4twenty42o. Kind regards, 14:45, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Vanity (clothing)

How good is your Google-fu? I've tried all sorts of words in Google but I can't make it understand that I'm looking for the retail chain. Ten Pound Hammer, his otters and a clue-bat • (Many ottersOne batOne hammer) 16:28, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi TenPoundHammer. I've Googled for the words Vanity, Inc. This way one gets the most accurate results. Kind regards, LouriePieterse 12:14, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Your edits to Jaikoz

Hello, you recently removed the {{notability}} tag from the Jaikoz article with an edit comment "Removed template, as article is notable". However, the article still obviously fails the General notability guideline: "If a topic has received significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject, it is presumed to satisfy the inclusion criteria for a stand-alone article"

The article does not cite any independent sources. (And no, the MusicBrainz link is not independent because Jaikoz is paying MusicBrainz for their promotion). If you would like to improve the situation, add some citations to published reliable sources. -- intgr [talk] 05:44, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi intgr. I've Googled for the term, and found various sources that mention Jaikoz. It even featured in a news article by Reuters. This indications made me fought that it is notable. Please help me if I am wrong. Kind regards, LouriePieterse 12:25, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
Hi! The Reuters link you listed is a press release, not a news article. It only gives one passing mention of "Jaikoz Audio Tagger" — certainly not "significant coverage". As can be seen in the bottom, it's written by "e5 Marketing, Inc." on behalf of Amplified Music Services and published by Business Wire — certainly not an independent source. -- intgr [talk] 12:55, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
Okay, thanks for helping me out. My mistake. :) Kind regards, LouriePieterse 12:59, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

TESOL Greece

Dear Lourie, Thank you for your prompt reply. I don't know how to improve the TESOL Greece page. Could you please give me some insights? Thank you, Costas Pitychoutis —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pitychoutis (talkcontribs) 15:21, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Pitychoutis. I would suggest that you keep an eye on the deletion page. There you would get all types of comments. You could use these comments as guidelines to improve the article. I hope this have helped. :) Kind regards, LouriePieterse 19:37, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Spotlight Newsletter - October

Thanks a lot!

Dear Lourie,

thank you for the warm welcome and nice cookies!! I will surely contact you if I need to know more. I am user on Croatian wiki for some five months.

Thanks again, I didn't expect such a welcome!

--Gdje je nestala duša svijeta (talk) 19:49, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Your edit of Logicus's User Page.

Please remove your yesterday's edit of my user page immediately and restore it such that my signature appears in red again ! --Logicus (talk) 18:47, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Logicus. You're signature appeared red, since the page didn't exist. You call it a red link. As the page was created, it is impossible to revert it to the original state. If you want you're signature to display red, you could use the following coding: '''<font color="#ED0000">[[User:Logicus|Logicus]]</font>'''. By using it, it would produce the following signature: Logicus. Kind regards, LouriePieterse 05:07, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the technical font pallaver info, but nevertheless please now delete the page you created to restore the previous status quo. And please don't interfere with my user pages again. Is there not a rule against doing what you have done ? Or some technical block on anybody other than the user creating a user page for them ? --Logicus (talk) 18:12, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
As I have said already, I could not delete the page, I could only revert my edit. Even if I do it, there would still be a page, just with nothing on it. You could file a CSD if you really want it deleted. Nope, there is no rule stating that. You could read trough the userpage guidelines, I just added a userpage notice. You have been a long time here, so please, it would be appreciated if you assume good faith. Kind regards, LouriePieterse 05:38, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Astronomy Articles

Hi and thank you for looking at that! No one has taken up the offer yet, so you're free to go ahead and have at it. No time limit, other than the expiration date (which is next year sometime). Thanks again! Any questions just ask. Marx01 Tell me about it 22:20, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Okay, thanks for coming back to me. I would write it as I get the time, but I am sure it wont be a problem. :) Kind regards, LouriePieterse 06:04, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
What kind of improvements to which articles? Let me know on my talk page -- perhaps I can help out.Canuck100 (talk) 07:24, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Hi Canuck100. Sorry for taking so long to reply, I am currently very busy in real life. I've read about this award on the reward board. You should check out the reward board, there is all types of rewards! Kind regards, LouriePieterse 07:50, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Feedback on ENA Page

I've created my first Wikipedia page on Energetic Neutral Atoms. 10 days ago I'd never heard of ENAs but an announcement about new results on the heliosphere based on ENA imaging piqued my interest and I discovered that there was no page about them. I had some assistance from another experienced person regarding format and such but would appreciate someone reviewing the article and providing feedback. I've asked for feedback as to accuracy of content from some folks who are specialists in the field as well. Thanks! Canuck100 (talk) 07:21, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Canuck! Sorry for the long time it took me to reply. It is always great if editors take the route you followed in creating an article that is needed. With what exactly do you want me to help you? Check the format, or check for the accuracy? Kind regards, LouriePieterse 09:07, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
I think it's accurate and the format is OK. I have a goal of making it a GA. Is it close? If now, what should I do to improve it? Thanks Canuck100 (talk) 09:10, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
I could maybe check it trough sometime for you. I've written a few GA's. Unfortunately I am currently very busy until next Tuesday. I wont be able to do a thing till then. If it is fine with you, then I would check it then for you. LouriePieterse 11:13, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
No problem, it's not going anywhere, lol ;) Canuck100 (talk) 22:09, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Afrikaanse Wikipedia

Beste Lourie, jammer om van die nederlaag in die Trusteeraadverkiesing te hoor. Alhoewel ek vir jou gestem het, het ek, met alle eer gesê, gedink jy was bietjie oorentoesiasties indien jy gedink het jy sou 'n plek op die raad kry. In elk geval, het jy dit al intussen oorweeg om by die Afrikaanse Wikipedia by te dra? Soos jy weet is die projek redelik klein en is daar baie plek vir bydraes soos die skep van nuwe artikels, formattering van bestaandes en die skep van infrastruktuur soos hulpbladsye, ens. — Adriaan (TC) 11:22, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Halo Adriaan. Jammer dat ek so lank gevat om terug te kom na jou toe, ek is op die oomblik maar besig met die eksamens. Ek het al voor die verkiesing begin het geweet ek gaan nie in kom nie, maar ek het geweet dit gaan 'n goeie ondervinding wees en ander deure vir my oop maak. Ek het na die Afrikaanse Wikipedia gekyk; en ek stem saam met jou dat daar nog baie werk is om gedoen te word. Persoonlik sal ek graag aan die infrastruktuur wil help bydra. Sonder 'n goeie infrastruktuur kan mens nie verwag dat ander bydraers moet met gemak kan bydra nie. Ek het baie hooi op my vurk, maar sal plek kan maak vir dit. Ek is tans besig om met DARPA te onderhandel, want hulle stel belang in my patent, so dit neem baie van my tyd. Daar is ook 'n kans dat ek gaan betrokke raak by 'n span wat deelneem aan die Google Lunar X PRIZE, maar niks is nog finaal nie. Ek waardeur die feit dat jy my gekontak het. Groete, LouriePieterse 11:08, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
Wow, dis indrukwekkend. Wel, sterkte intussen met die DARPA-onderhandelinge asook met die moontlike Google Lunar X PRIZE-kompetisie! — Adriaan (TC) 12:15, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
Baie dankie! Nog niks is gefinaliseer nie, so dinge kan op enige oomblik verander. Ek maak die komende Maandag so te se klaar met eksamen, so ek sal dan bietjie kan aandag gee aan ander goed. Ons kan miskien dan iewers so bietjie gesels, gebruik jy IRC? Ek wil definitief by die Afrikaanse Wikipedia betrokke raak, ek moet net eers so paar goed uitsorteer. Groete, LouriePieterse 16:13, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

User talk:Alastair McIntosh

Hi! I'm looking at this unblock request and I'm a bit confused; how does User:Alastair McIntosh draw a username block related to Gustavo Gutiérrez? --jpgordon::==( o ) 19:06, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

  • I came here to say exactly the same thing, and have also asked the blocking admin to clarify the situation. Beeblebrox (talk) 19:52, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
I left my comment on the talk page of the particular user. LouriePieterse 11:39, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Requesting your input

Hello. Currently there is a discussion going on over at Talk:The Tales of Beedle the Bard about the inclusion of an analysis book as a source. As a member of WP:BOOK I would like for you to add your thoughts to the issue. Thank you. Anakinjmt (talk) 19:31, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject South Africa

I have recently overhauled WikiProject South Africa with the following:

  • Improving collaboration of participants by adding an Open tasks section with specific as well as common tasks
    • Added link to the CatScan tool to find articles needing cleanup, referencing and expanding
    • Added common tasks that should be performed on Portal:South Africa
    • Added information on how to add Geographical coordinates
    • Added articles missing Images
    • Added assessment information
  • Improving the layout to make access to information easier
  • Added simple "How can I help?" instructions for new project members
  • Extended the Resources section to assist participants in finding South Africa related information
  • Added bot generated Article alerts
  • Added a bot generated Cleanup listing
  • Added more information on template usage
  • Added a section on language usage
  • Improved the categories section with trees for category:South Africa Wikipedia administration and category:South Africa
  • Added link to Wikipedia Books
  • Marked inactive sections of the project as inactive

Comments, constructive criticism and suggestions for improving it further are welcome --NJR_ZA (talk) 07:29, 13 November 2009 (UTC)