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--Malachirality (talk)



Welcome to Wikipedia, Malachirality! Seems like you're a newcomer, but it sure seems like you're gonna be a natural! Might I reccommend Navigation Popups to aid you in your quest for knowledge? It's an extension for Wikipedia. Great for reverting Vandalism and previewing articles.

Good luck on this journey known as "Wikipedia". I bid you farewell.

--- Failure.exe 22:39, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Also, just a heads up:

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Picture Peer Review and Featured Picture Candidates[edit]

Hi! I've noticed you've been brining up a lot of images on peer review that are featured pictures on commons. Unless you are interested in some advance discussion of encyclopedic value, I think it makes sense to nominate commons FPs directly to featured picture candidates. Picture peer review is a very lonely place, and it is honestly easier to give good, constructive feedback on images that are fairly poor than on good images. Thanks for looking through commons FPs for good images to nominate here, though (I assume you're doing that, as you've nominated so many lately), it is a very good service to do. Enuja (talk) 20:41, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

  • Thanks! It's good to know that I'm not being opportunistic or cheap trawling the commons page for FPs. Anyway, I sometimes do nominate directly to the FPC page, but for some (like the bibliothèque pic) I have legitimate concerns. But from now on, I'll be more picky what I put up for peer review. I'm really liking the picture-related parts of Wikipedia, and thanks for you constant presence on the peer review section! --Malachirality 01:23, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Featured Picture Candidate: Parthenon Ruins[edit]

Hi M,

Apologies for my delayed response; I'd been on a Wikipedia break, so to speak. The image is much better now, and I've considered support, but there remains some work to be done; please see the Candidate page for my comments. SingCal 15:24, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Parthenon/Ruins FPC[edit]

Thanks for the heads up!
I've amended my vote to neutral, since even in a photo depicting ruins I'm not entirely happy about the cut off Parthenon, but that's no reason to oppose.
Cheers, Pstuart84 Talk 19:49, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Weclome to WikiProject History[edit]

Welcome! It's good to have you aboard!--Phoenix-wiki (talk · contribs) 12:48, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Parthenon[edit]

Parthenon from south.jpg
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, Image:Parthenon from south.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. MER-C 05:43, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi Malachirality,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:Parthenon from south.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on March 11, 2008. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2008-03-11. howcheng {chat} 01:31, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Awesome job[edit]

I approve of your editing job for Society of the Song Dynasty; your slimming down of text and connecting certain sentences together has not obfuscated or sullied any of the original meanings of the statements in the introduction. Thanks; you're actually very good at this!--Pericles of AthensTalk 04:35, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

Battle of the Gebora copyedit[edit]

Hi there,

I like what you've done with the copyedit so far - I had to make one small change, but I wasn't entirely happy with the original text anyway (the barely an hour bit).

I think I see what you're getting at re the switch from Masséna in Portugal to Soult in Spain. I wonder if we can fix that by slightly reordering and rewording the first two paragraphs of Background? Maybe start with the first paragraph having Napoleon sending the dispatches to Soult in Andalusia, ordering him to go to help Masséna, then explaining Masséna's situation (stalled in front of the Lines). Then, second paragraph, go into how Napoleon's orders were based on outdated intelligence, and so Soult decided to go against Badajoz instead. How does that sound to you? Carre (talk) 10:47, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

  • That sounds good. --Malachirality (talk) 16:50, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Edit: Actually, I like the order of the first/second paragraphs of "Background." I have instead tweaked the lead and also in a few other places to indicate portugal, spain, etc. In essence, the point IMO is to associate Lisbon with Torres Vedras and to establish Extremadura as bordering Portugal, so that the reader can interpolate from there. --Malachirality (talk) 17:36, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Welcome to the League of Copy-Editors![edit]

Hi! Just wanted to give you a delayed welcome to the LoCE. I appreciate the work you've done there, and it's obvious that others do, too. Also, as you've seen, the League is woefully understaffed in relation to the requests received. Should you know anyone else who is well-qualified and willing, please recruit them! And again, welcome, and thanks for your efforts! Unimaginative Username (talk) 06:50, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

And in response to your question, no it does not make any difference whether or not you use templates in the "REVIEW UPDATES" section. However, remember that anything you write in that first section is transcluded by {{LOCEcomplete}} and will appear in the message box on the talk page. Take a look at a live example. So try and keep any comments very succinct - what you did here is great. Happymelon 10:12, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Roman Empire map[edit]

No problem, I'll take a look at it. :) --Golbez 08:06, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

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Re: Fight Club CE[edit]

Thank you for your message! From what I can tell, only the lead section's gotten a close look, and I've received advice about that. The Plot section has also been helpfully trimmed by another user. Otherwise, I am looking for an expert opinion on the article body -- pretty much the entire of it, as I do plan to nominate it for the FAC process. (I'm working on an interpretations subpage -- not sure if it'll be a section or a stand-alone article.) I'll definitely be around to collaborate and discuss any details about the film. —Erik (talkcontrib) - 19:42, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

No worries, and I'm not in a hurry. I'm just looking to make the content flow well. If you have any questions about any particular sentence or passage, feel free to inquire. I've written the brunt of the article, so I'm familiar with the content at large. I look forward to seeing what improvements you can make! —Erik (talkcontrib) - 01:26, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

CEing Hybrid Theory[edit]

Hey! Thanks for copy-editing Hybrid Theory! You have made me see further dreams of getting the article up to a respectable position on Wikipedia. (either GA and FA, after the noms of course) And I've taken heed of your advice and I will use it when rewriting other pages that interest me. Thanks and, like you would say: Happy editing! (SUDUSER)85 12:12, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Gibraltar map[edit]

How's this? Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 04:16, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

I also added the Ibrahim al-Ibrahim Mosque. Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 04:33, 8 December 2007 (UTC)
Now moved to FPC. Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 04:55, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Now can I ask you for a favor? I see you have done some copy editing, and right now I'm working to bring ancient Egypt up to FA quality. I've put in a peer review request, and it would be great to have another set of eyes take a look. Thanks, Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 05:36, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

  • Sure I'll help out (although actual, substantial contributions from me probably won't come for another week--finals/papers). And thanks for the fast map edit. Regards, --Malachirality (talk) 06:21, 8 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the copyedit to ancient Egypt! Now that I'm back in Chicago I can sit down and work through all your helpful suggestions, and hopefully get this article to FA! Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 18:13, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Ancient Egypt[edit]

Saw your remarks at LoCE Requests. I too have received personal requests to c/e articles, and agree completely with putting them through the LoCE page, not out of OCD :), but because it helps to show the amount of work that the League editors do, and why we're so backlogged. Might as well give the League credit. Also, it will then be posted for proofreading, which doesn't happen if it's not posted at the League. Regards, Unimaginative Username (talk) 06:18, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Battle of the Gebora FA[edit]

Hi again,

Just a quick note to let you know the Battle of the Gebora article got to FA with no problems, so if you like userboxes, I guess you deserve this:

Thanks for the help with the copyedit :) Carre (talk) 14:00, 9 December 2007 (UTC)


Hi Wafry,

You seem like someone who has both been a long-time and active member of SPATRA, so I was wondering: Is SPATRA, for all intents and purposes, dead? There are few nominations, no new votes, and translations of the week tend to become translations of the months. I was just wondering, b/c SPATRA is something I'm really interested in and it was quite disappointing to see so little activity in the whole translation dept. in general.

Thanks --Malachirality (talk) 06:55, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Hi, Malachirality, I wouldn't say I'm a veteran in SPATRA, but it is true that i've collaborated in the most recent translations. I can't really help you much. It is true what you say that there is very little collaboration in the project, even so that I don't know if there are any moderators, leaders or something like that, but as nobody took charge to nominate articles and all those things, i've been doing it lately. I think some people still want to help, because when I promoted Mixtecan languages, I posted it on the user pages of the people who did suppport the nomination and the article was translated in 4-5 days (although thanks to only 2 people, mostly). I don't know, maybe you could write in the Spatra walk page and ask. I will try to collaborate as long as I am not the only one and see if it gets better.
You can also check these pages which have similar projects, although probably with the same or fewer collaborators:

--Wafry (talk) 14:01, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

  • Hmm, that's a little disappointing. Any ideas on increasing membership/reorganizing/salvaging the project? Or do you think the purpose and importance of foreign language wiki translation has run its course? --Malachirality (talk) 06:54, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
I'm not an expert in Wikipedia project, maybe we could ask for moderator (or whatever they are called) help. Also, looking at the Wikipedia:French Collaboration Project, we could get some ideas. The French project seems to go fine. The first oughta be done, i think is merging all the different ES->EN Translation pages there are, to focus people.--Wafry (talk) 17:37, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/View of Saturn from Cassini Orbiter[edit]

Saturn from Cassini Orbiter (2004-10-06).jpg
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, Image:Saturn from Cassini Orbiter (2004-10-06).jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. MER-C 03:00, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
Hello. I 'lost' the fact that you mentioned with this image from Cassini that it was the 'first' image that they were able to just put the pieces together to form. Then, I lost that fact again when you pointed that out again. I lost this fact due to how much I have been thinking about all of the beautiful images that have appeared from these extra-terrestrial missions and how while poking around I saw that many (if not most) of those images were from image strips glued together with the assistance of software and images (often fuzzy images) from both Voyager and Pioneer. (Not unlike mod-poge or plaster of paris)
What a great puzzle those Saturn images would make! Literally -- the individual images glued (or printed) onto pieces of cardboard.
I always look twice or sometimes I just start out completely disregarding images from the JPL web logs. That is a very sad situation for me. Sadder still for JPL since it only takes a little bit of looking and a whole section of what should have been a respected group and collection of my countries scientists becomes a joke and not a very funny one.
Rotating that non-NASA image is being a challenge. That girl is standing in front of a television and right now, in my attempt, the television has dimensions similar to my computer monitor (1680x1050 I am just expanding it horizontally and I think that the right side vertical edge of the television should be there....). Maybe I should blot out the right side of the image the way the painter blotted out everything below the chest of those presidential portrait paintings. I have no problem with the reconstruction of edges and corners of photographs -- it is not the subject that is being altered or invented.
I was six years old in July of 1969. We had started in school to learn how to read. Everyone in public schools thoughout the United States learned from the same books (the same words, the same pictures, the same fonts). I have a strong feeling that everyone who was alive then will get the same feeling from that photograph as I do. I can hear the photographer "You are going to want to remember this day." and then probably harshly delivered instructions about how to hold the paper. That was before a lot of things and dads yelled more back then.
I am way too emotional about that image to only have a few words about it in a dubious contest. The fact that it is not me and not my mom and not my dad or grandpa or uncle that made this image and how much I love it anyways -- I think that is what makes it a great and encyclopedic image. The 'see spot run' generation is going to be the same about it. It was a media blitz. You can say 'everyone is talking about' something, but in this one case, it was really really mostly the truth. -- carol 20:33, 23 December 2007 (UTC)


May I show you what I have in mind? I've been reviewing tens of thousands of PD files for potentially feature-worthy material. User:Durova/Landmark images. DurovaCharge! 20:42, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

  • Sure. Post a link or create a user subpage or something and I'll take a look. Also, while it's probably not a good idea to inundate the PPR page, you could always post a few of the best candidates to PPR for a wider range of opinions. A good place to get an idea of the historical FP standards is to look in the "History" and "People" sections of FP. --Malachirality (talk) 20:53, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Actually the link is right there in my first post. DurovaCharge! 22:42, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Oops, I feel dumb. Anyway, I looked over the page and like the general idea, but am a little confused as to what is actually being done. Do you want input/help in picking out the pictures that are already near FP quality, or actual help in editing and fixing images? If more the latter, have you tried the graphics lab? I'm afraid I would be of little help in actually editing images. Also, I noticed there are some images where the biggest problem is an uneditable flaw of the original (usually a size or scan quality issue). What do you propose doing with these images? --Malachirality (talk) 03:55, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
  • The graphics lab seems to be set up for a different purpose. Their instructions say they don't clean up photographic artifacts and if the image itself needs work that's usually what's required. Maybe it would be good to touch bases with that WikiProject - you're not the first to mention it. Mainly what I'm doing at this point is sifting through the slush pile for images that seem to have potential. Feel welcome to add, cull, comment, or improve. Sometimes a better original can be found; someone located a larger Teddy Roosevelt portrait, for example. DurovaCharge! 04:04, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

Nice work, thanks! DurovaCharge! 04:32, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

  • Oh wow, haha; I sometimes forget how quick people can be on WP. Anyways, I was just about to write on your talk page to give you a heads up on what I did, but I guess you beat me to it. At any rate, I hope you don't mind what I did; I thought maybe a little organization would give some direction and momentum to your laudable project. The ones included in the new categories are only the ones I like (and I really like some of them) and think may have potential. And of course, it's neither a complete list nor a consensus opinion. I suppose you can either wait for more opinions or nominate them yourself. If you're too busy, I'll get around to them within the next week or so. Now if only some image editors and graphics artists could be found somewhere... --Malachirality (talk) 04:43, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Fight Club[edit]

CopyeditorStar7.PNG The Copyeditor's Barnstar
You have done an incredible job copy-editing Fight Club (film), and the article is all the better for it! I truly appreciate you taking the time and effort to improve the film article to a higher standard. When I hopefully nominate the article for the FAC process, I will certainly speak highly of your contributions! Many thanks! Erik (talkcontrib) - 20:43, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
Just to let you know, Fight Club is undergoing the FAC process. I've attributed credit to you about your copy-editing. :) However, there's already a complaint about the "poor writing" of the article from a reviewer, so I've inquired the person to elaborate on the issues. —Erik (talkcontrib) - 00:56, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

Merry Christmas

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Enter Sandman[edit]

I'm available to give input of course, thanks a lot. I worked a lot on the article, but I have some troubles in getting my English to those high standards, so your help will be much appreciated. Thanks--Serte Talk · Contrib ] 16:04, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank You![edit]

Babe Sanger (talk) 02:48, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

GA review[edit]

Meanwhile, I'd like to thank you for going through the trouble of writing a long and helpful constructive criticism. So, enjoy!

I've just scanned through your comments, which I appreciate very much (they are not nonsensical at all, but helpful — so thank you)...I haven't gotten through it too indepthly, and I'm going through some busy crap in real life, so I probably won't be able to edit the article too extensively until I've finished with RL. Meaning, I'll respond what you wrote in correlation to Faramir after I've gone through your review very thoroughly and thoughtfully as I am able and then respond officially on the talk page of that article. I think you have some good points about the organization of sections, but I want to go back and read your comments through carefully after I'm done with the stuff in RL. I just wanted to plead that we were only using Padme Amidala as a model for the organization of the sections. (BTW, could you elaborate on the critical commentary for the pictures part?) Thanks! —Mirlen 03:26, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

  • Keep in mind that wrt the fair use images, it is entirely my own opinion/interpretation, and it might not even be an issue, seeing as the pictures have managed to stay up for so long. However, I believe that under the guidelines, you should only be able to use the images if you are actually commenting on the images themselves. For example, you could discuss specifically Faramir's depiction in the EiBmann illustrations (as either part of lit, part of adaptations, or in a separate section), and compare it to the "canon" descriptions in the text. I think any sort of text that makes a main subject of the illustrations themselves (hence, crit. comm. on the images) would qualify them under fair use. As it is right now, the text doesn't really deal with the EiBmann pics and just more or less uses them to illustrate Faramir in general. Just my two cents. --Malachirality (talk) 04:28, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

LOCE copyedits[edit]

Hi there, and Happy New Year!! I've come here to beg a favour, I'm afraid - I have two FAC-class articles in the wheels of the LOCE requests system, neither of which will (if left unattended) be touched for weeks. You would be doing me a great personal favour if you could find the time to look over Emma Watson (request) or Wicked (musical) (request) in the near future; I would be enormously grateful if I can face the dreaded "I don't think it meets criterion 1a)" comment knowing that they have a reasonable chance of being looked at before the end of the FAC. Many thanks in advance, Happymelon 21:34, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Dartmouth Medical School[edit]

I see you copy edit reviewed the DMS article. It was up for FA. I wrote some comments. It failed. It failed much sooner than I thought. I thought there would be some time to fix it. After the shock of seeing sudden failure, I offered to help. I see you have already reviewed it. However, it would be good if you could review it later after it incorporate some ideas I have and copy edit those ideas.

This article has full of potential so it would be sad to see it lose. I also see that it is a GA nominee. I think it's too soon, but if it can pass GA despite not living up to its potential, that's great!

Congolese fufu (talk) 04:35, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

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Thanks for the excellent job[edit]

Thanks for the excellent job you have being doing so far with the copyediting of St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna. I take the liberty to answer your questions on its talk page. Alberto Fernandez Fernandez (talk) 09:27, 16 January 2008 (UTC)


Daoken 11:03, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

coordinator election[edit]

The Wikiproject History is going to elect 3 coordinators. As a member you are invited to participate. Wandalstouring (talk) 10:51, 16 February 2008 (UTC)


Century Tower

As a current or past contributor to a related article, I thought I'd let you know about WikiProject University of Florida, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of University of Florida. If you would like to participate, you can visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks and related articles. Thanks!

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WikiProject Novels - 1st Coordinators Election[edit]

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GA Review of Longfellow[edit]

Thanks for the GA review over at the Longfellow article! Your copy edits were also very helpful... I never catch them when I'm the perpetrator. I blame gremlins. All the best, --Midnightdreary (talk) 23:47, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Re: Reviewing Miguel Angel Asturias for GA[edit]

Thanks for looking at the article so speedily. It actually seems to me that the article needs rather more than a few images for GA status! But we'll be working on the things that do need doing. It may be tough to get too many more appropriate images: have you any thoughts of what they should be of? --jbmurray (talk|contribs) 12:43, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Russell review[edit]

Thanks for taking that on. I've been eyeing it for a few days and confessed to picking articles with, lets say, lesser scope... Relata refero (talk) 23:06, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Nuova Cronica[edit]

I've edited the article based on your concerns about quotations, date preferences, and periods at the end of captions. However, your larger concerns will take time to remedy. I will add a section shortly on the significance of the work, but as to reorganizing the article on entries rather than theme of "fires" or "floods" or what not, that will take some time, and I'm still a little confused as to why you believe that it sounds more like a "History of Florence" article rather than a demonstration of what the Nuova Cronica entails.--Pericles of AthensTalk 14:50, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank you! Oh, and I'm proud to say that I am the only significant editor of this article, in which I also created. Cheers.--Pericles of AthensTalk 03:21, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

Tenacious D discography[edit]

Would you consider making this GA? Tenacious D Fan (talk) 17:42, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

  • I think the biggest concern is that this type of article does not fall within the normal parameters for GA. Discographies are generally considered to be lists (Depeche Mode Discography); as such, they are not nominated for GA. --Malachirality (talk) 21:19, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Yao Ming GA review[edit]

Hi, I've gone over the suggestions in your review and edited the article accordingly. Noble Story (talk) 12:06, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Miguel Ángel Asturias[edit]

I know that you asked for a second reviewer but I was wondering if you could go back to Miguel Ángel Asturias and close it. I've but up a second opinion request if you don't have the time to do it. Cheers! Wassupwestcoast (talk) 16:16, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

GA Review of Watership Down[edit]

Thank you for putting the Watership Down GA nom process on hold. For a number of months I have intended to work on it, but hadn't gotten around to it. Its nomination caught me by surprise, but at least prompted me to start moving on it. If you could hold off till this weekend before completing your review, that would give us a chance to finish a couple things. Is that okay with you? Thanks either way.
Jim Dunning | talk 23:50, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

I've added all I can at this point, and there is been little activity from any other editors in the past week, so feel free to complete your review. Thank you for your patience and suggestions. Let me know if you have any questions.
Jim Dunning | talk 20:15, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Malachirality,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:Saturn from Cassini Orbiter (2004-10-06).jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on April 13, 2008. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2008-04-13. howcheng {chat} 19:30, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Hi, I see that you are an active GAN reviewer. Is there any change that I can get you to give No Mercy (2007) a pre-GA review? iMatthew 2008 22:07, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Elizabeth Cady Stanton[edit]

Thanks so much for all your various comments on the ECS article. I've finally gotten round to seriously working on it again. I was curious about your comment on it's FA status page regarding the need for "neutral" citations and have added a query to your comment there. I'm wondering if there were particular aspects of the article where you felt using Stanton's autobiography was problematic, or if it was just a general comment. If there are particular areas where it seems to compromise the neutrality of the article, I'd love to know what they are. Part of the problem, of course, is that scholars have relied heavily on Stanton's writings for their own positions, although, when variance has been found, they have certainly cited this. (See, for instance, the section in the Wikipedia article on slave slaves within the Cady household, something Stanton never mentions in her own writings.) (Just realized I haven't loggen in -- I'm Jan Carhart.) (talk) 16:52, 10 April 2008 (UTC)


Just a small and otherwise insignificant note sharing with you that I think you have a very clever and cute username.  :-) Happy editing. Baccyak4H (Yak!) 19:10, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

CE for List of Twin Peaks episodes[edit]

Hey there, It's been a long time but I was wondering if you were free to do a CE for List of Twin Peaks episodes, It's currently up for FLC and one of the reviewers suggested a copy edit of the Episodes section. The main problem seems to be with the synopses for the individual seasons and the respective episodes. I you are free, could you please help out with the article? Reply on my talk page. Thanks! (SUDUSER)85 15:44, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Proposal for standard infobox for History of [country] templates[edit]

Hi there! You're a member of WikiProject History, so I'm just informing you about a proposal I've made about standardizing History of [country] templates (like Template:History of France). The discussion is located at the talk page for WikiProject History—your comments and criticism are welcome. Thank you. Mr. Absurd (talk) 05:09, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:GreenSeaTurtle-2.jpg[edit]

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The Wagner article is in need of some help[edit]

We're in a bit of a pickle in the Wagner discussion page. The issues concerns Social class (sociology) and the phrase supposedly common Germanic past and has now been dismissed by some editors as inconsequential. Furthermore, the name Other interpretations in the article dismisses the general review and broader Wagner analysis to a subcategory under Controversies (mainly the topic of anti-Semitism). Please help. Just take fast look and maybe help in the balancing act. Thank you

  • In his own era he furthermore provided the newly emerged middle class with a medium to transfer its familial and political conflicts into a myth of supposedly common Germanic past.
(In the introduction, removed as non consequential)
User:Major Torp (talk) 20:10, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

SPATRA reactivation[edit]

Hello Malachirality, I notice that you were involved in the project Wikipedia:Spanish Translation of the Week a few years ago. However I also notice that here has been very little activity since 2007. This is a project I'm particularly interested in and would love to see it revived. I've taken the bold step of identifying an article requiring translation and I'm in the process of inviting collaboration. The article History of Puerta del Sol could really use your help. In addition, I'd welcome any ideas you may have to help revive this project so that there is greater collaboration among ES>EN translators on en.Wikipedia. I'm identifying various contributors from whom the SPATRA project may benefit. If you have any recommendations then feel free to contact them directly or submit there usernames to me via my talkpage. I look forward to your participation. Gratefully - EagerToddler39 (talk) 02:19, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

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