User talk:Maikel

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

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Late thanks for the welcome and info! --Maikel 10:36, 5 October 2005 (UTC)

Harry Cassidy[edit]

Why did you speedy delete Harry Cassidy? You should have reverted it to when it was about a real person. Next time check the history!Homey 10:49, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

You are right and my mistake—I guess the combination of the vandalized article and the pet name ("Harry") in the Lemma threw me off. However, I did not speed-delete the article but merely put up the request. Maikel 16:15, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

Re: Vandal[edit]

My pleasure. I just happened to run across a vandalized article at the right moment! That IP seems to be a grade school district, so I can't say I'm surprised that a lot of vandalism was coming from it. --Captaindan 13:21, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Re: Anon or test?[edit]

Most of us typically use the {{Test}} and {{Bv}} sequences for all vandals, anonymous or logged-in, but you are welcome to use {{Anon vandal}} as well. The test sequence is especially useful to me because it progresses from "did you mean to do that" to "please stop" to "last warning". They aren't reserved explicitly for logged-in users. (ESkog)(Talk) 12:10, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for wisening me up! Maikel 12:26, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

School Pranks[edit]

No problem. I have been contributing less lately and am thinking of doing more of this. So, in a way, you are helping me do this. Thank you, and peace to you. --Anti-Anonymex2Come to my page! I've gone caliente loco! 01:55, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

School Pranks[edit]

I know it's kind of late, but...

Hi, the article List of school pranks has been targeted by the Wikipedia Thought Police™. Please help preserve this marvellous testament to human inventiveness—and cruelty—from certain extinction by voting Keep at the article's deletion page if you haven't already done so. May algid reason never reign supreme! Thanks, Maikel 15:21, 4 April 2006 (UTC) PS: This is a generic message that has been hand-posted to you as a former contributor—hope you won't mind.

Wikipedia discourages its editors from telling other people to vote Delete or Keep or anything else in an AfD. Just don't do it, end of story. If other people share your point if view then the article will be deleted anyways. Happy editing! Fredil Yupigo 03:08, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Do you have a reference on that? Maikel 18:35, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
See WP:CANVASS. Taemyr (talk) 00:30, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Tom and Jerry[edit]

Hello. I see you originally added the Onomastics section to Tom and Jerry (mixed drink). I thought you might like to return to this article and review the new information I located about the drink's history. Happy new year! --Willscrlt 06:02, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Interesting! Thank you for notifying me. Happy new year to you, Maikel 19:34, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
No problem. Glad you enjoyed it. :-) --Willscrlt 21:37, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Bulletproof vest[edit]

Hi, I was just curious if there was a reason you deleted several references from the Bulletproof vest article. I haven't looked through all of them yet, but the first few seemed to be on topic and from reliable sources. --Onorem 11:30, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for asking, this is very strange!
1. I have deleted references to two institutions which were said to be currently developing "ultrastrong but ultralight" materials as they were nonencyclopedic and essentially advertising. Lots of institutions everywhere are developing lots of stuff, but noone can know in advance whether their efforts will come to fruition.
2. Those other changes ... are not mine. I didn't throw out the categories nor the references (<ref>), these edits are definitely not mine. This is VERY odd. I can only explain it with a inconsistency in the database. I also didn't change the "the late" bit.
I'm puzzled. Maikel 11:47, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use Image:Gilbert_Shelton.GIF[edit]

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Dad's Army[edit]

I replied to you on both my talk page and Talk:The Man and the Hour. --Jack Merridew 12:12, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

Page move[edit]

Right, well I've moved the page you wanted, despite your rather less than courteous comments on my talk page. Mallanox 20:53, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Sybian Link[edit]

I'm trying to restore a link you posted on the Sybian article, but user Ronz continues to remove it claiming that "Wikipedia is not a how to". What do you think about his reasoning? I personally find his explanation very weak so I'd like your support as I restore it once again. Buttysquirrel (talk) 19:45, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Lord of the Dance (hymn)[edit]

I'm sure your recent edits to Lord of the Dance (hymn) were good faith. But they lost a significant chunk of material and references that had shed some useful light on the hymn. So I have reverted the edit-set. Feline Hymnic (talk) 17:18, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your muted reaction and your feedback. You are absolutely entitled to the revert. I had actually copied the removed segment to the discussions page and gave a three-point argumentation why I had removed it. I see from the discussions page history that somehow this didn't register. Maybe I only previewed it but failed to save it. Drat! Maikel (talk) 19:55, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

Battenburg markings[edit]

I have commented on your move on the article talk page.

OwainDavies (about)(talk) edited at 20:13, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Copyright policy on external links[edit]

Dear Maikel. Thank you for your contribution to All You Zombies (song), but I'm afraid that the link to lyricwiki is not consistent with Wikipedia's copyright policy. When we add links to material on external sites, we must ensure that the site is not violating the creator's copyright. Linking to websites that display copyrighted works is acceptable as long as the website's operator has created or licensed the work. According to a March 2008 notice in their blog, Lyricwiki no longer pursues legal licensing. Like Youtube, it only removes lyrics if a DMCA take-down notice is filed by the artist. Knowingly directing others to a site that violates copyright may be considered contributory infringement. Wikipedia exercises all necessary diligence to ensure that we remain compliant with US copyright law.

If the material is available on a different site that satisfies one of the above conditions, you might want to link to that site instead. Sites such as have been gradually increasing the number of lyrics they display legally, with proper compensation to the artists. If these lyrics are not currently displayed there, perhaps eventually they will be. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 13:22, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

You have a strange hobby, I must say. Maikel (talk) 14:59, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Scala Sancta[edit]

I added the location of "copies" of the Scala Sancta as you suggested. Follow: Copies of the Scala Sancta around the world. Alberto Fernandez Fernandez (talk) 07:01, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Esther Vilar's The Manipulated Man[edit]

You made this edit: [1], in which you described the book as an satire. Are you sure it is? I couldn't find anything to verify this claim. Could you? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:11, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for coming back to me, stranger.
I've read the book and I think that the label "satire" is in keeping with the definition given here in Wikipedia.
Any questions, just ask. Maikel (talk) 12:57, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Please use a civil tone[edit]

Your comment "It's the economy, stupid!" was edited. All wikipedians appreciated input via a civil tone. Thank you. meatclerk (talk) 18:52, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Mum, is that you? Maikel (talk) 07:39, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of StealthNet[edit]

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Thanks for keeping me posted. I have replied on the respective discussion page. Maikel (talk) 12:25, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

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True dat. Fixed it. Thanks for your helpful advice. Maikel (talk) 20:43, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

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Soliciting comment...[edit]

Hi! Would you care to review my FA nomination for the article Of Human Feelings? The article is about a jazz album by Ornette Coleman, and the criteria for FA articles is at WP:FACR. If not, feel free to ignore this message. Cheers! Dan56 (talk) 07:47, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

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Raspberry Pi's confusing version numbering.[edit]

Hi there,

I attempted to address your concerns regarding the confusing version numbering. Here is my comment on the Talk page:

And here is the Specifications section with the updated (hopefully less confusing) headings:

Do you have any advice on how it could be further improved?

InternetMeme (talk) 11:53, 16 May 2016 (UTC)